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
Graveside services and interment for Sherry Wilson, 70 of Athens is scheduled for 11:00 A M Wednesday at Shelby Chapel Cemetery with Tommy Burch and Rev. Gene Bishop officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Funeral Services for Roy Griffin, 81, of Athens are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with Bro. Mike Bragdon officiating. Interment will follow at Malakoff Cemetery.
Arlan “A.C.” Morman
Funeral Services for Arlan “A.C.” Morman, 76, of Athens are scheduled for 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens. Interment will follow at Athens Cemetery.
Judy Farmer Newman
Judyth Dan Farmer Newman, 75, of De Berry, TX, formerly of Malakoff, passed away Thursday night, July 17, 2014, as a result of a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Cross Roads, TX, with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.
Ruby Fields of Mabank, Texas passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on July 20, 2014 at West Place Nursing Facility in Athens, Texas.
Mahalie Lucille Hicks
ATHENS-A memorial service for Mahalie Lucille Hicks, 90, Athens is scheduled for 1:00 P M Monday in Davis Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Gerardo De La Fuente
Athens– Funeral Services for Gerardo De La Fuente, 19, of Athens are scheduled for 11:30 A.M, Monday, July 21, 2014 at St. Edwards Catholic Church with Father Pancreas officiating. Interment will follow at Shelby Chapel Cemetery.
Betty Sue Tapley Wilson
ATHENS- Services for Betty Sue Tapley Wilson, 72 of Athens are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral home with Bro Gene Bishop and Bro Johnny Allen officiating.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Houston- Roberts, 61, Athens will be at 2pm, Saturday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Leonard L. Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in North Athens Cemetery under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co. Mrs. Roberts died July 12, 2014 at her residence.
Doyle C. Paroline
ATHENS-Services for Doyle C. Paroline, 74 of Athens are scheduled for 2:00 P M Friday, July 18 in New York Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Thomas officiating.
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