A memorial service for Carl (Buster) Stringfield, 87, of Poynor will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 10:00 am at Poynor Baptist Church with the Rev. J. A. Griffin, Rev. Fred Neal, and Rev. Jeff Godwin officiating. Burial will take place at Poynor City Cemetery under the direction of Autry Funeral Home of Frankston.
Mr. Stringfield passed away March 4, 2013, at 6:40 am under the care of The Hospice of East Texas. He was born September 23, 1925 in Poynor to Doc & Jewel Stringfield.
Carl lived all of his life in the Poynor Community. He graduated from LaPoynor School and Henderson County Junior College and then went into the Air Force and was stationed at Iwo Jima. He was recently featured on KLTV’s Freedom Fighters program with Joan Hallmark. He enjoyed being interviewed and featured on the program as he talked about his war experience. He was very proud of his service to his country.
Carl returned to LaPoynor Schools after his military service and became the head maintenance and bus mechanic for 45 years and was a valuable asset to them. He retired from the school, but not the community. Carl continued to be a service to the Poynor Community by repairing appliances, etc. in his workshop behind his home. He worked on a variety of things from a 100 year old pendulum clock for the school, a doctor’s hydraulic chair, to a solar fish feeder. He was a talented man that will be tremendously missed in his community.
Carl was an avid gardener, who grew the finest tomatoes in East Texas. He enjoyed talking with others about his secrets to a successful garden.
On August 12, 1946, Carl married the love of his life Marie Murphy and they had three children and have been married for 66 years.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Dock & Jewel Stringfield, his brother Harrison Stringfield, his sister Bonnie Bayless and his daughter, Belinda Hardman.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marie Stringfield of Poynor; daughter Debbie Coker & husband David of Bullard; son, Wendell Stringfield & wife Bonnie of Poynor; son-in-law Johnny Hardman of Eastland; granddaughters, Juli, & Jessica Hardman of Eastland, Jennifer Montoya & husband Chris of Abilene, Christi Coker of Flint, Stephanie Mahler & husband Jorden of Katy, Lindsey Almeida & husband Anthony of Poynor; great grandson Evan Almeida of Poynor, and great granddaughter Bea Hardman of Eastland.
Carl was raised in a large family and is survived by his sisters, Alyne Oden of Palestine, Nell Owen of Magnolia, AR, Janie Berry of Palestine, and Jo McCalister & husband Bill of Lufkin; brothers Gayton Stringfield of Palestine and Robert Stringfield & wife Sue of Whitehouse; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ben Haynes, John Pagitt, Jimmy Westbrook, Joe Dale Dickerson, Jamey Hyde, and Thomas Ray Pagitt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Holcomb, Richard Palmer, and Bennie Douglas.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.
If desired, memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas, 411 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701
The family wished to thank all their friends and family for the calls, cards, food, flowers and concern during Carl’s illness. A special thanks to the Hospice nurses, Alice Gracey and Donna White, and Dr. Gross and Dr. Dickson.
“Carl will be missed by all who knew him and especially his loving family. Now he is at rest with his Lord and Savior working in that heavenly garden.”
James (Jim) Callaway
ATHENS-A memorial service for James (Jim)Perry Callaway will be held 2:00 P M Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the East Texas Arboretum with speaker and fellow Mason Clyde Kenneaster officiating.
Funeral services for Mr. Roosevelt Coleman,79, Athens formerly of Scurry will be 1pm, Friday, at Petersburg Baptist Church with Pastor Robert E. Dowell officiating. Burial will be in Steen Cemetery, Malakoff under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co. Mr. Coleman died 4-21-2014 in Athens, Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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