Current Obituaries


Current Obituaries

                          November 2021


Here are the obituaries posted for the current month from information provided courtesy of local and area funeral homes and published on their websites. If an obituary is overlooked and it is desired that it be posted, please inform us by email. Families may request changes or additions, if required. These obituaries will remain here until new ones from the next month are available for posting. After that, they will be transferred to Obituary Archives . If you have an obituary for a person who has connections with someone or some family in the Frankston-Poynor-LaRue area that you want posted to this month or to the archives, and is not currently posted, please let us know by email . Obituaries selected or submitted should follow a format which is essentially consistent with other obituaries posted here or by funeral homes and follow standard grammatical style. Through arrangements with funeral homes and/or the families, we will begin publishing pictures with current obituaries. We will add pictures to archived obituaries from the print version of The Citizen newspaper prior to September 2019 when available. Pictures with archived obituaries posted after that will be added in cooperation with funeral homes or on request.  As was the tradition of the Citizen newspaper, obituaries are published at no charge.


(Obituaries listed chronologically by date of death or funeral service.)


Kathy Womack

Kathy Womack, 73, went to be with her Lord and Savior Nov. 8, 2021. She was born Sept. 26, 1948 in Athens to Louise and D.J. Tidmore.

She was raised in Murchison and obtained her cosmetology degree from Barrow Beauty School in Tyler.

Kathy was an active member in her church, First Baptist Church of Murchison, and community. Kathy spent a lifetime serving others.

Kathy Womack

Kathy Womack

1948-2021

She had a gift of making people laugh and appreciated a practical joke. She took great pride in her profession. For those who crossed the threshold of Kathy’s Korner, they were blessed by not only an amazing beautician, but a friend and confidant. Her energy was contagious and her joy all consuming.

Her favorite verse I Peter 5:7, “cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” She was the rock of our family, always patient, always kind, always available. Kathy will be remembered for being a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. 

She was preceded in death by her parents D.J. and Louise Tidmore of Tyler, and her brother Robert Tidmore of Frankston.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bobby Womack, of Murchison; one son, Brad Womack and his wife, Theresa Womack of Walton; one daughter, Cindy Satterwhite and husband Jes Satterwhite of Tennessee Colony; brother James Tidmore and wife Judy of Frankston; sister-in-law, Pat Riddle and husband Phil of Irving; six grandchildren, Shelby Womack, Braden Womack, Emily Womack, Kati Satterwhite, Graci Satterwhite, and Eddie Satterwhite, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers will be Randall Browning, Homer Benton, Guy Ray Purdue, Bryant Tidmore, Michael Tidmore, Tommy Morse and William Calvert. Honorary pallbearer will be Cleburn Shavor. 

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Murchison under the direction of Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home with Bro. Daniel Stone and Bro. Lee Welch officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow the service at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Murchison First Baptist Church Food Pantry.


William Lee “Pee Wee” Wells

A funeral service honoring the life of Pee Wee Wells, age 69, was held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at Walters Funeral Home, Centerville. Bro. Phillip Smith officiated at the service.

Pee Wee passed away suddenly Nov. 19, 2021 in Madisonville. 

Wiliam Lee “Pee Wee” Wells

1952-2021

William Lee “Pee Wee” Wells was born in Conroe June 14, 1952. His parents were Leslie Earnest & Mary Evelyn (Ellis) Wells. He had been a resident of Leon County for the past 40 years, coming from Longview. Pee Wee was a maintenance man and welder for a company subcontracted by NRG Power Plant for 30 years. He was later a maintenance supervisor for Centerville Healthcare Center. Pee Wee was a talented welder and used his skills to make many items for people.

Pee Wee enjoyed riding the backroads of Leon County and in true Leon County fashion, was an avid hunter and fisherman. In fact, anything that took him outdoors was enjoyed by Pee Wee. He also liked get-togethers with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents. 

He is survived by wife, Teri Wells of Centerville; daughter, Jeanette (Chris) Lehman of Killeen; sister, Janell (Jimmy) Morris of Frankston; granddaughter, Skylyn Wells of Killeen; step-grandchildren, Cody, Cameron and Trinity Lehman and nephew, Jeff Morris of Minot, ND, as well as numerous friends and extended family.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association by going to the following webpage: https://www.heart.org/?form=legacy .

Final arrangements were under the direction of Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas.  Pee Wee's online guestbook may be signed by going to the following internet link:

https://www.waltersfuneraldirectorsinc.com/obituaries/Pee-Wee-Wells?obId=23150635#/obituaryInfo


Marilyn “Sue” Robison

A funeral service for Marilyn “Sue” Robison of Frankston is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at 2 p.m. with visitation to begin at 1 p.m. at Fincastle Cemetery at LaRue. Mike Robison will officiate. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Frankston. 

Sue Robison passed away on Nov. 23, 2021, in Chandler. She was born to John and Eunice Roberts on Christmas Day, 1936, in Poynor.

Marilyn “Sue” Robison

1936-2021

Everyone knew Sue for her love of children, her hospitality, “green thumb” and how much she loved to cook. Her home will always be remembered as the family gathering place. She loved to travel the United States and Canada with her husband and lifelong friends in their 5th wheels. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Frankston and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Lake Jackson for many years. 

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, Johnie “Robbie” Robison, her parents, and her siblings Ailene, Gerry, A.B., Pat, Clarice and Louise. 

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Mike Robison and wife Myra of Chandler; daughter, Donna Robison of Frankston, and sister, Jonnie Burnett of Belton. She is also survived by grandchildren Megan Gandy, Jessica Dowell and husband Austin, John Robison and wife Megan; great grandchildren Rowdy and Robby Gandy, Tatum and Jaxon Johnston, Austin Dowell and Parker and Rylie Robison; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Honorary pallbearers are Jim Shelton, Andy Shelton, Larry McMinn, Danny Burnett, Vic Anderson and David Duke.


Wilbert Lee Baker and Vivian Ann Dodson Baker

Wilbert Lee Baker was born on Nov. 22, 1939 to Bertha and Robert Baker of Athens. 

He had three brothers, Rufus, H.D. and Ralph, who all preceded him in death. He met the love of his life  Vivian Ann Dodson in Athens school. They would walk to and from school together for several years. They were married at Central Baptist Church, Athens in 1959. 

Vivian Ann Dodson Baker was born to parents Tanner Virgil and Opal Evelyn Kirkpatrick Dodson, on July 11, 1942. Her only sibling was Bonnie, who died as an infant. 

Vivian left this world on Saturday Nov. 27, 2021, and as they have spent their lives always by each other’s side, Wil followed her to their eternal home on Sunday, Nov. 28. This couple were strong believers in Jesus Christ and are now walking with Him for eternity. 

Baker Couple

Vivian Ann Dodson Baker

1942-2021

Wilbert Lee Baker

1939-2021

Left behind to grieve their passing are two daughters, Gail Ortega and husband Carl of Arlington and Lori Mays and husband Tim of Ben Wheeler; seven grandchildren, Christy Delauder of Arlington, Kim Wiley of Duncanville, Dustin Wilson and wife April of the U.S. Navy in San Diego, Melanie Dunn and husband Doug of Poynor, Jennifer Shirah and husband C.J. of LaRue, Timothy Mays and wife Samantha of Brownsboro, and Cassidy Mays of Ben Wheeler; seventeen great-grandchildren including Marissa Casas and husband Raul of Poynor, Zack Dunn of the U.S. Navy stationed in Guam, Jacob and Riley Parrott of LaRue, Elizabeth Delauder of Austin, Aaron and Victoria Delauder, Lola, Chloe and Jaxson Wiley of Duncanville, Jacob, Autumn and Kiera Shirah, Alexis, Victor and Marry Wilson of San Diego, CA., Woya Mays of Brownsboro and Elizabeth Gilleland of Ben Wheeler. Nana and Papa leave behind four great-great grandchildren to cherish their memory, Sienna, Emalynn, Josiah and Elliana Casas. 

Wil and Vivian (Nana and Papa) were active, founding members of Country Chapel Baptist Church in LaRue. They were both part owners of Poynor Printing Professionals. Wil spent most of his career at Duke and Ayres Variety. He started as an assistant manager and was vice president of the company upon their closing. Wil was a barber and co-owner with his wife, of the Looking Glass Salon in Athens. He continued working for Intercraft Industries from which he “retired”.

Vivian was a beautician for a short time. The majority of her career was spent working for “Ma Bell”. She was a switchboard operator and promoted to accounting. She also “retired” and worked for Oil and Gas companies in Poynor as a bookkeeper. The men working there affectionately referred to her as “Ms. Viv.” 

This couple loved the Lord, their families and each other. Wil said in the hospital, “I’m sure going to miss my daughters.” We will surely all miss them. 

A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston.


Charles Wilson Jr.

Charles Wilson, Jr. 

1972-2021

Charles Wilson, Jr.

Charles Wilson, of Frankston, passed away on Nov. 30, 2021. He was born on April 16, 1972 in Houston, Texas. 

Charles was a graduate of the Frankston High School Class of 1990. He worked as a Prison Guard, Truck Driver, and at Lowe’s in the Pro Services Department. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Wilson, Sr. 

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Laura Wilson; daughter, Ashley Wilson; and sisters, Angela Nichols and husband Curtis, Shellena Bivens and husband James, and Ronda Bizzell and husband John, all of Frankston. He is also survived by one niece and several nephews. 

A funeral service with a closed casket is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Frankston. Rev. Scott Wiley will officiate. Masks are optional. A private graveside service will be held for the family. There will be no visitation. 

Pallbearers will be Curtis Nichols, Jeremy Nichols, Duane Dickey, Justin Nichols, Mason Bivens, Phillip Bruno, John Bizzell and James Bivens.


(Obituaries posted contain information posted by funeral homes and/or families. Families may request changes or additions, if appropriate or required.)


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