Athens Review, Athens, Texas

April 9, 2007

Obituaries, April 9, 2007


Alice Allen Frey

Services for Alice Allen Frey, 67, are pending with Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank. Mrs. Frey died Sunday, April 8, 2007.



James David Knighton

James David Knighton, 69, recently of Tyler, after many years in Athens, passed away Friday, April 6, 2007, at Trinity Mothers Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born July 22, 1937, in Tanglewood, the son of the late Joseph Bailey and Ruth Odessa Knighton.

Mr. Knighton worked for may years for the Athens Independent School District. He married Wanda Lou Faulk in Athens on Aug. 29, 1959.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Knighton of Tyler; his children, Regina Knighton of Tyler, Richard and Dawn Knighton of Malakoff, Renee and Robbie Posey of Orange and Rodney Knighton of Log Cabin; five sisters and four brothers, Lousie Reed of Georgia, Mae and Joe Slape of Georgia, Shirley Jones of Gun Barrel City, Linda Meador of Georgia, Brenda Knighton of Georgia, Joe Bailey Knighton Jr. of Zavalla, Bobby and Doris Knighton of Houston, Billy and Pat Knighton of Zavalla and Kenneth and Trudy Knighton of Round Rock; his sister-in-law, Sue and Roy Sampley; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are Rickey Knighton, James Knighton, COdy SUmmers, Robbie Knighton, Jarrett Knighton, Jackson Blacketer, Bailey Knighton, Courtnee Posey and Cailey Knighton.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by the service at 2 p.m., at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Malakoff. Graveside services at Malakoff Cemetery will be announced at a later date.

Services are under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.



Jim Baridon

Graveside services and interment for Jim Baridon, 64, local artist of Cedar Creek Lake are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Payne Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

Mr. Baridon died Friday, April 6, 2007, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was born Dec. 23, 1942, in Henderson, Ken., to the late Paul James and Julianne Fredericksen Baridon.

Jim was a resident of Cedar Creek Lake since January 1989. He was active member of the Northeast Texas Center for the Arts, Athens Art Club and the Gun Barrel City Art Club, where his art was displayed. He was also a member of the Greater Cedar Creek Area Chamber of Commerce.

Preceding him in death was his son James Paul Baridon in 2003.

Survivors include his wife Sally Baridon, Cedar Creek Lake; son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Wendy Baridon, Royce City; daughter-in-law, Hellen Baridon, Gun Barrel City; daughters, Christine Baridon, Dallas, Ronda Tyler, Red Oak and Beth Rindahl, The Colony; grandchildren, James Cade Baridon, Royce City and Kory Rindahl, St. Louis, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Sadie and Ryder Rindahl, St. Louis, Mo.; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Bob Battle, Paul Arney, John Allen, Doug Skinner, Richard Golden and Bill Kent.

Honorary pallbearers are Judy Ellis, Charlie Bullock, Clint Breeding, Alice Barker, Ann Moye, Cheryl Voris, Larry Ingersoll and Darryl Hanks.

Family will receive friends Monday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.



Jo Ann Crain

Services for Jo Ann Crain, 67, Athens are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home with the Revs. Skip Holland and Don Hiser officiating.

Burial will be at Athens Cemetery.

Jo Ann died Saturday, April 7, 2007, in a Dallas hospital. She was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Athens to the late Joseph Alexander and Artie Lee Tiner Crain and graduated from Athens High School. She attended business school after high school. She resided in Fort Worth 10 years and Grand Prairie 20 years. Jo Ann retired in 2002 after 30 years of service as credit manager for Swofford Electric Supply in Grand Prairie. She was a member of Baxter Baptist Church. Jo Ann loved animals, scrapbooking, gourmet cooking and ceramics.

A brother, Robert A. Crain and sister, Betty Lou Segroves Foster preceded her in death.

Survivors include a sister, LaVerne Segroves LeBlanc, Lucedale, Miss.; aunt, Lucy Tiner Polk, Athens; nephews, Richard Fagan and David Whisennand, both of Dallas; nieces, Lisa Tripplett, Dayton, Ohio, and Brenda Holland, Lucedale; great-nephew, Airman S. Tripplett; four great-nieces; three great-great-nieces; and one great-great-nephew.

Nephews and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Jon Brown, Adam Tripplett, David Whisennand.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.