The Frankston Citizen Online —

September 2018



Following are complete obituaries published in The Citizen newspaper during the month of September 2018. 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 September 6, 2018

Travis R. Pickering

Travis R. Pickering, 84, of DeSoto, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on August 30, 2018.

He was born to Hubbard and Bessie Pickering on May 31, 1934, in Poynor, Texas.

After graduation from LaPoynor High School, he moved to Dallas. A couple of years later he married the love of his life, Nellie Jane Dickerson, in 1954.

He retired from General Motors, Inc. after 35 years of service.

His passions were reading anything about religion and he knew from a young age that he wanted to be a preacher of the Gospel of Christ.

He would travel with his family from Dallas to Poynor to preach every Sunday at the Poynor Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nellie Jane PIckering; his daughter, Brenda Rollins of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Chris Comfort of DeSoto, and Julie Miller of Ferris, Texas; great grandchildren, Payton Miller, Dani MIller, Codi MIller, Charly Miller of

Ferris, and Ryan Comfort of Waxahachie, Texas.

Obituaries for September 13, 2018

Barbara J. Morris

Memorial services for Barbara J. Morris, 80, of Frankston, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Eureka Springs,

AR, with the Rev. Kaye Lee officiating.

Mrs. Morris passed away on Sept. 8, 2018, in Tyler.

Barbara Jean Morris was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Seattle, Washington, to the late Leon Dallman and Marion Henderson Dallman.

She had lived in Frankston for 27 years, moving from Monterey, California.

She enjoyed growing roses, had worked in retail sales and was an Independent follower of Jesus.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Londa May and Bonnie Rodriguez.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Morris of Frankston; three children, Michael Stroup, Stephen Stroup and Eric Morris; three sisters, Josephine Stephens, Winona Joy and Lorretta Thomas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

If desired, memorials can be made to COPD

Obituaries for September 20, 2018

Sharon Kay Reynolds

Sharon Kay Reynolds, 68, of Jacksonville, Texas, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at UT Health East Texas Hospital in Jacksonville.

Her memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Frankston with the Rev. Michael Fraley presiding.

Burial will be at a later date at South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.

Sharon was born May 16, 1950, in Houston, Texas, to the late Art and Grace Allstun.

All her education was in Houston.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Frankston and loved her church and especially her Sunday School class members.

Sharon is survived by her daughter, Michelle Freyer, of Waco, Texas, Michelle’s husband Greg, and her grandchildren, Justin, Ethan and Mason Freyer, all of Waco, her son Michael Cheatham of Missouri, her brother Les and his wife Marsha of Berryville, Texas, her sister-in-law Eula Allstun, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Larry Allstun and Ricky Allstun, sister Carolyn Matthews. Also by her paternal grandparents Thomas and Carrie Belle Allstun of Missouri and her maternal grandparents Jack and Hazel Pearce.

Sharon spent her last years at Bonner Street Plaza in Jacksonville where she was an active client.

Those who helped care for her had a special place in her heart.

She had many friends at Bonner Place. She was very involved in Bingo, playing and calling, and all her appointments were made around scheduled card games.

Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Sharon will miss her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rainbow House of the Frankston United Methodist Church.