Sammie Virginia Houk, 89, of Mabank, TX passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday March 3, 2013 at 7:45AM. She is survived by her faithful and loving husband of 73 years, Carl David Houk. She is also survived by three daughters, Judy Ward of Mabank, TX, Jan Ray of Arlington, TX and Lori Zurita of Wylie, TX; eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased in death by four brothers and sisters, a great granddaughter and a great grandson.
Born in Leflore, OK, she moved as a young girl to the North Texas area where she met the love of her life, Carl, in Dallas, TX. Carl and Virginia were married in 1940, member of the greatest generation, stationed in Southern California during WWII, relocated to Ft. Worth, TX where they raised their family. Always striving to better herself, Virginia completed business school and received many college certificates. She retired after 17 years from General Dynamics. She and Carl spent the last 25 years of their life in the home they built at Cedar Creek Lake. All who knew her remember her complete devotion to her family, love of animals and spending time with family and friends. .
They are members of the Malakoff Assembly of God church and their lives were guided and enriched by their continual walk with their Lord.
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.
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.
Royce Coleman Oler, Jr.
Royce Coleman Oler, Jr., 85, born in Dallas, Texas, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 peacefully at home with family by his side.
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.
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.
John Edwin Rogers
ATHENS-Funeral services for John Edwin Rogers of Athens are scheduled for 1:00 P M Monday at East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society, 1601 Patterson Road.
Burial will follow in Athens Cemetery.
A Masonic graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Old Kit Cemetery, Irving, with Jerry Dorety officiating, under the direction of Hilliard Funeral Home of Van.
Mr. Dorety passed to his heavenly home on April 11, 2014 at the age of 91 in Ben Wheeler.
MURCHISON-Funeral services for Brittany Nemeth, 19 of Murchison is scheduled for 11:00 AM Friday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Bro. Matt Hollensworth officiating.
Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery.
Brittany passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Fort Worth.
Michael Joseph Melton
MALAKOFF-Services for Michael Joseph Melton, 30, Malakoff are scheduled for 2:00 P M Friday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Pastor Johnny Morgan officiating.
Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery in Murchison.
Jerry Dean Whitley
ATHENS-Services for Jerry Dean Whitley, 51, Athens are scheduled for 2:00 P M Thursday at First Assembly of God Church with Bro. Ken Jones and Bro. Brian Williams officiating.
Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Mr. Whitley passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 in Athens.
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