Current Obituaries

Current Obituaries

                              July 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 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.)

Jo Ann Ivie

It is with great sadness that the family and friends say goodbye to Jo Ann Ivie, who passed away on July 5, 2021, in Jacksonville, TX. 

Jo Ann Ivie

Jo Ann Ivie


Visitation will be at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston on Thursday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m.

The service will be Friday, July 9 at 10 a.m. at Autry Funeral Home, with interment at Liberty Hill Cemetery. 

She was born Feb. 21, 1934 to Will and Jewel Campbell in Frankston and was one of 10 children. She married Hartwell Henry Ivie on April 6, 1958. 

She was a lifelong resident of Frankston, who had several years traveling the world as an Air Force wife before returning to settle down and raise a family. She had worked for several years with the Girl Scouts in Ft. Worth after graduating from Frankston High School and leaving home.

She was a bookkeeper for Frankston Rural Water for 36 years, having recently retired. She was a member of the Frankston Assembly of God. 

She is preceded in death by parents, several siblings, and her husband of 50 years, Hartwell Henry Ivie.

She is survived by her children Cheryl and Steven Harper of Maydelle, TX, and Gregory Ivie of Frankston; five grandchildren: Christian Harper, Kacey Ivie, Stephen Grant Ivie, Torrance Shepherd and Shiloh Thomas, and three great-grandchildren: Gavyn Norwood, Braydon Ivie and Phoenix Thomas; and two sisters: Betty Irvin and Linda Warkentin, and many nieces and nephews. 

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Rena Jo Brewster Gallo

Rena Jo Brewster Gallo passed away July 9, 2021. She was born Nov. 27, 1926, on the country farm in Perico, Texas to Grady Henry Brewster and Margie Riley Brewster. 

Rena Gallo

Rena Jo Brewster Gallo


She graduated from Pampa High School and moved to Dalhart, Texas and began working at the airbase issuing ration cards. During this time, she met the love of her life, Alexander “Al” Gallo. They were married Dec. 27, 1949. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her life revolved around her faith and family. She was a wonderful cook and her apple pies were always everyone’s favorite. Her family always loved being in her kitchen at mealtime. She enjoyed ceramics, needlepoint, and working in her yard. She worked in the children’s department in church for many years and always enjoyed spending Sunday mornings with them. 

She was preceded in death by her brothers Darwin, Billy, and Johnny Brewster; and sister Kathryn Tovrea. 

Rena is survived by her husband Al; her daughter Sherolyn Henson and husband Tom; her son Richard Gallo and wife Nataly; her grandsons Brent, Ross, and Grant Gallo and his wife Crystal; and two precious great grandchildren Emory Gallo and Alexander Gallo, along with many nieces and nephews. 

Her loving and caring touch will be missed but never forgotten. 

A celebration of Rena’s life will be held at the Poynor Baptist Church on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler. 

A visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the Autry Funeral Home in Frankston. 

Pallbearers will be Brent, Ross and Grant Gallo, David Field, Keith Bristow, Jerry Douglas, and Robert Magee.

Danny Nash

A funeral service for Danny Nash, of Jacksonville, is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Covenant Churches of East Texas. Pastor Jeremy Driver will officiate. 

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Still Waters Memorial Gardens. 

Danny passed away on July 10, 2021. He was born in Jacksonville on April 27, 1962. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Nash and two sisters. 

Danny Nash

Danny Nash


Danny was a JHS graduate of the Class of 1980. He loved spending his spare time with his family when he wasn’t hunting or fishing. He cherished the moment watching his “Guardian Angel” Lylah growing up. He was her Papaw and she was his “Punky do”. They had a very special bond that couldn’t be broken. 

Danny loved his church family at Covenant Churches of East Texas, where he served on the security team until his health wouldn’t allow him to. Danny was childhood friends with his wife Leta's brother Dean Evans for 53 years and it was a relationship that was cherished through the years. 

Danny is survived by his wife whom he loved dearly, Leta Nash and her children; father, Charles Nash of Jacksonville; daughters, Dina Posada and husband Victor of Tyler, Rebecca Maxfield and husband Billy of Lake Jacksonville; sons,  Daniel Nash and wife Susan of Frankston and Christopher Nash of Killeen. His siblings are Elvis Nash and wife Stacey of Berryville, Sonny Nash of LaRue, Charles Mitchell Nash of Odessa and Lisa Nash of Odessa. He is also survived by four grandsons, 10 granddaughters, including Lylah Pierce “Punky Do”; and several nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers will be Chris Henderson, Dean Evans, Doyle Evans, Matt Branton, Wes Coleman and Daniel Nash. Honorary pallbearers are Lylah Pierce, Dennis Evans, Roy Evans, Debbie Day, John Day, Linda Gardner, Buddy Larison, Kenneth Burrell, Debbie Teal, and Starla Carrigan.

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

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