The Frankston Citizen Online —

February 2016



Following are complete obituaries published in The Citizen newspaper during the month of February 2016. These obituaries will remain on this page until the first publication of the next month. They will then be transferred to the Obituary Archives where they can be viewed indefinitely.

Beginning Feb. 11, 2012


Obituaries for Feb. 6, 2016

Jack Reynolds

Funeral Services for Jack Reynolds of New York, Texas, were held Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at the New York Baptist Church with Brother Donald Thomas and Brother Jeff Godwin officiating.

Interment followed at New York Cemetery under direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

Mr. Reynolds passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, in New York, Texas.

Calvin Jack Reynolds was born Nov. 23, 1921, the son of Wesley Middleton Reynolds and Helen Holley Reynolds.

In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army where he became a Corporal and served his country during World War II. Jack was a rancher, a hard worker and a man who was known to never utter a negative word.

Jack didn’t meet a stranger; he loved people and being in the company of those he loved especially his grandkids.

He was a faithful member of New York Baptist Church in New York, Texas. Jack was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle who will be missed by all he knew and loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife Norma Aliene Godwin Reynolds.

He is survived by two sons, Lanny Ray Reynolds and wife Carolyn, Dewey Reynolds and wife Carolyn both of New York, Texas; one daughter Sherry Douglas and husband Jerry of Poyner; one sister Colleen Flint of Kaufman; one brother Kenneth Reynolds and wife Carol of New York, Texas; eight grandchildren; twenty one great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Nicky Reynolds, Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Reynolds, Seth Douglas, Charles Cooper, Kent Franklin, Bobby Glen Splawn, and John Reynolds.

Honorary Pallbearers were Coy Terrell, Terry Bristow, Don Garrison, Tony Rounsavall, Brent Gallo, and Steve Casillas.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations made in his memory to:

New York Baptist Church

6106 Co Rd 4334, Larue, TX 75770

Phone:(903) 852-7937

or the New York Cemetery

c/o Carolyn Reynolds, 9697 FM 804

LaRue, TX 75770

A person may also light a memorial candle or write condolences to the family at

Jimmy Earl Donnell

Funeral services for Jimmy Earl Donnell, 64, of Frankston will be at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Faith Temple House of Deliverance with the Rev. Tony Medford serving as eulogist.

Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery under direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Company.

Mr. Donnell died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Palestine, Texas.

He was born May 6, 1951, in Anderson County and graduated from Frankston High School and was a lifelong resident.

He was a member of Myrtle Springs Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents, J. B. and Dollie Donnell; step-mother Bobbie Donnell, four sisters Fayrene Warren, Darlene Bell, Becky Donnell and Evelyn Carter.

Survivors include two daughters Ebonee Freeman of Houston and Shereke Gaston of AThens; one granddaughter Morgan Gray of Athens; one brother, Danny Donnell of Frankston; six sisters Johnnie Alexander of Tyler, Rena Clark (Melvin), Linda Eldridge and Sherry Hambrick (Albert) all of LaRue, Pamela Ross (Frank) and Beverly Rainey (Lonzo) both of Frankston and special friend Edna Gossett.