Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Breaking News

Obituaries

January 3, 2013

Anthony Drees

Athens — Athens – Memorial services for Tony Drees, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens.

Mr. Tony Drees passed away on Jan. 1, 2013 in Tyler.

Anthony Drees was born on Aug. 1, 1937 in Hays, Kans. to Fredericus and Alberta Binder Drees. He was an avid golfer, and loved drinking coffee with friends. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather, and an amazing spirit that will be missed by all he touched. 

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Vergil Drees, Ed Drees, Kenneth Drees and a sister Norma Drees

“PaPa Tony” leaves behind his loving wife; Lila Fischer Drees of Athens, four sons, Marc and wife Lynne Drees of Moyock, N.C., Brad Drees of Wellsville, Kans., Mitch and wife Shelly Drees of Salina, Kans., Shawn and wife Flavia Dasilva-Farris of Clermont, Fla., seven grandchildren, Justin Drees, Emma Drees, Tate Drees, Riley Drees, Kaitlyn Meyers, Keenan Drees and Isabella Farris.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Tony’s honor to the charity of your choice.    

Arrangements were entrusted to Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

You may light a memorial candle, or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Willie_Sims_Pic.jpg Willie Sims

    Funeral services for Willie Sims will be at 11 a.m., April 23 at Mt. Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernests K. Browning, Euogist presiding.
    Burial will be in North Athens Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Garrett & Tucker.
    Mr. Sims died April 17, 2014 in Tyler.  He was born April 22, 1942 in Athens, and attended Fisher High School, where he was in the class of 1960.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT davisoe.jpg Rev. O.E. Davis

    ATHENS- Services for Rev. O. E. Davis, 85 of Athens are scheduled for 11:00 A M Tuesday at Main Street United Pentecostal Church in Gun Barrel City with Rev. Tim Weatheread, Rev. Stephen Daywitt, Rev. Chris Bankard and Rev. Kevin Prince officiating.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT ellissharon.JPG Sharon Fuller Ellis

    ATHENS-Services for Sharon Fuller Ellis, 62, Athens are scheduled for 2:00 P M Tuesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating.
    Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
    Sharon passed away April 17, 2014 in Tyler.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Hughes, Barbara.jpg Barbara C. Hughes

    Athens – Funeral services for Barbara C. Hughes, 70, of Flower Mound, Texas, formerly of Athens, are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Bro. Gordon McDaniels officiating.  Interment will follow at Poynor Cemetery in Poynor, Texas.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jo Faye Sisk

    GREENVILLE-Graveside services and interment for Jo Faye Sisk, 81 of Greenville, formerly of Baxter is scheduled for 2:00 P M Monday at Davis Cemetery with Rev. Danny Bristow officiating.
    Jo passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Rowlett.

    April 18, 2014

  • OBIT reierson Photo.JPG Del Reierson

    ATHENS-A memorial service for Del Reierson, 87 of Athens is scheduled for 11:00 A M Saturday in First Christian Church with Rev. Lynette Solomon officiating.
    Her cremains will be interred at Post Oak Cemetery beside her late husband Charles T. “Dude” Reierson.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Rogers, JAmes.jpg James Rogers

    Athens – Funeral services for James Rogers, 90, of Athens, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens with Bro. Mike Dean officiating.  Interment will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, April 21, 2014 at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT oler jpg.jpg Royce Coleman Oler, Jr.

    1929-2014
    Royce Coleman Oler, Jr., 85, born in Dallas, Texas,  passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 peacefully at home with family by his side. 

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif A.D. Carter, Jr.

    ATHENS-Graveside services and interment for A. D. Carter, Jr., 84 of Temecula, California are scheduled for 2:00 P M Friday at Post Oak Cemetery with Rev. Larry Fondren officiating. Services are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT edwardsesther.JPG Esther ‘Reynolds’ Edwards

    ATHENS-Services for Esther Reynolds Edwards, 95 of Athens are scheduled for 3:00 P M Monday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Dr. C. W. Bess officiating.
    Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

Biz Marquee
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security