The Frankston Citizen Online —

October 2014



Following are complete obituaries published in The Citizen newspaper during the month of October 2014. 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 Oct. 2, 2014

Danny Joe Parker

Graveside services for Danny Joe Parker, 58, of Frankston, were held Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Muse Cemetery near Grapeland under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

Mr. Parker passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Tyler.

He was born June 27, 1956, in Dallas to Willie and Nancy Copeland Parker.

One of his hobbies was fishing.

Danny’s family includes his children Chad and Crystal Pierce of Whitehouse, Danny and Tiffani Parker of Whitehouse, Eric and Shannon Parker of Arp, and Nicole Parker and Josh Mennie of Frankston; two brothers Harold Parker and wife Leona of Tyler, and Buddy Parker; two sisters Flora Parker of Tool and Betty Parker of Arizona; 12 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren Dylan Pierce, Devin Pierce, Cassidy Pierce, Braden Parker, Pierce Parker, Nolan Parker, Savannah Hawkins, Sheyenne Hawkins, Kylie Hawkins, Matilyn Parker, Braxton Mennie and Wyatt Mennie.

Obituaries for Oct. 9, 2014

Frances M. Beard

Graveside services for Frances M. Beard, 86, Tyler, were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Liberty Hill Cemetery, with Bro. Tony Watson offi ciating.

She passed away on Oct. 1, 2014, in Tyler. She was born Dec. 23, 1927, in Gillham, Arkansas to the late James Lawrence Small and Annabell Lee Lassiter Small.

She had lived in Tyler two years, moving from Frankston and was a home- maker.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dover Bruce Beard, Sr.; four sisters; one brother; and two grandchildren, Michelle and Christopher Tinney. Survivors include her children Glenda Joyce Brumley of Winona, Dover Bruce Beard, Jr. of Arkansas, Deanna Lee Paul of Longview, William Minor Beard of Mesquite, Joe Dale Beard of Frankston and Barbara Elaine Skrobinski of Tyler; brother James Lawrence Small Jr. of Seadrift; and Mary Sue Blevins of Seadrift; eleven grandchildren Teri Dixon, Nelson Brumley, Thomas Brumley, Jennifer Beard, Kerry Beard, Jessica Rosser, Elizabeth Driver, Matthew Beard, Tiffanie Beasley, Christopher Paul and Randy Paul; and great-grandchildren Emily Riddle, Amanda Alexander, Rebecca Mayes, Kayla Huckleby, Zachery Brumley, Cameron Kinser, Steven Robinson, William Woods, Dakota Paul, William Driver, Johnathan Driver, Abigal Beard, Nathan Beard, Kaydence Beasley, Charde Paul and Montrey Paul; and great-great grandchildren Alora Beth Riddle, Caleeanna Riddle, Braison Spain, Lily Alexander, Eliana Huckleby; sister-in-law Zeffi e Beard; and brother-in-law Marcus Blevins.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler TX 75701 or First Baptist Church of Winona.

Roger A. Vance

Roger A. Vance, 100, of Palestine, went to be with The Lord Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. He was born in Salmon Community on Aug. 16, 1914, to Sidney Franklin Vance and Laura Alice Dillard Vance.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Anna Cook Vance as well as his siblings, Ollie Ledbet- ter, Frank Vance, Grace Porter, Houston Vance, Venice Vance, Virel Vance and stillborn twins.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where through the years he served as secretary, trustee, and music director.

During World War II, he served in the 94th Infan- try 319th Engineer Combat Battalion, receiving 4 battle stars for campaigns in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He founded Vance Bros. Auto Parts in 1948 with his brothers Frank and Virel Vance.

He is survived by his son James Sidney Vance and wife Penny Vance; grandchildren Adam Vance and wife Kristin Vance, Laura Dixon and husband Matthew Dixon, and great-grandchildren Emma Dixon, Olivia Dixon, and Collin Vance.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Dixon, Adam Vance, Benny Vance, Bryan Vance, Danny Vance, and Emerson Vance. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Calvary Baptist Church in Palestine with Pastor Charles McNeal and Richard Hinton officiating.

Burial will follow in Guiceland Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine. In lieu of fl owers, donations can be made to BEAMS Bible Ministries, at P.O. Box 10200, Gulfport, Mississippi 39505. BEAMS provides Bibles free of charge for missionaries around the world. To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralho

Obituaries for Oct. 16, 2014

No obituaries the week of Oct. 16.