Nov. 10, 1941 Aug. 18, 2013
Mary Frank Gaston of Bryan died after fighting illness over the last three years, most recently ovarian cancer. She will be buried in a private ceremony in Smith Cemetery near Athens in Henderson County.
She was born in Athens, attended public schools, completed high school in 1959 and received her undergraduate degree three years later from East Texas State College in Commerce. Her career was being a wonderful mother and wife, as well as a prolific writer about antique porcelain and decorative arts. She published 24 books and several magazine and newspaper articles.
She is survived by her husband of almost 52 years, Jerry Gaston of Bryan, their son, Jeremy Gaston of Houston, her granddaughters, Jordan Gaston and Reagan Billingsley of Santa Fe. She is also survived by her wonderful Ballow and Ingram family cousins.
Mary Frank was the daughter of Frank and Vera Ingram Ballow, who preceded her in death and are buried in Smith Cemetery.
The family requests that any memorials be made to charities for children.
You may leave a message of condolence, or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com
Nov. 10, 1941 Aug. 18, 2013
Donald Ray Smith
A memorial service for Donald Ray Smith, 50, of Galveston, formerly of Montalba is scheduled for 2:00 P M Saturday at his parents residence in Montalba with Bro. Larry Reneau officiating.
Mr. Smith passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
Ann Louise Jackson
Memorial services for Ann Jackson, 68, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 3:00 P.M., Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Athens, Texas with Pastor Wanda Miles officiating.
Joe Powell Fitzgerald
BROWNSBORO - Services for Joe Powell Fitzgerald, 86 of Brownsboro are scheduled for 3:30 P M Sunday, December 15, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Chandler with Dr. Stan Copeland officiating.
Masonic graveside services will follow in Chandler Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Daddy “went home” as he had been telling us he was, late Wednesday night, December 11, 2013 with his loving and loyal caregivers Mary Voyles and Amy Echols holding his hands.
Glenn Harold Bolyard
Athens - Funeral Services for Glenn Bolyard, 62, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens, with Bro. Mike Dean officiating. Interment will be held 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at McDonald Cemetery in New Summerfield.
Virginia Mae Driggers Boase
Athens –Graveside services for Virginia Boase, 90, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Gladewater Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
Ms. Boase went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in Athens.
Dorothy McCoy Jordan
On Dec. 10, 2013, the angels gathered into their arms a “happy little worker.” Dorothy McCoy Jordan was born one of three children to Nadine and D.H. McCoy in Naples, Texas on June 19, 1926.
Lynda Gayle Barnett Mangiavacchi
"LYNDA" was granted merciful deliverance from her long sufferance and rejoined her loving parents, Ruth and Preston Barnett on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Willie Gene Stephens
Memorial services for Mr. Willie Gene Stephens, 77, of Athens, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 837 N. Prairieville St. with the Rev. Leonard L. Jackson, eulogist and the Rev. Jesse J. Johnson, officiant.
Harold Wayne Brooks, Jr.
A memorial graveside service for Harold Wayne Brooks, Jr., 61, Lake Jackson, formerly of Athens, is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Eric Graham officiating.
Mr. Brooks died Nov. 14, 2013 in Houston.
Charles Edward "Big Moe" Whitehead
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Edward "Big Moe" Whitehead, 61, Athens, were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, at Church of The Living God with the Rev. B. R. Whitehead officiating. Burial will be in North Athens City Cemetery under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co. Mr. Whitehead died Dec. 3, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center, Athens.
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