July 2011 Obituaries


From The Frankston Citizen July, 2011

Obituaries for July 7, 2011

No Newspaper published due to Summer Vacation Week

Obituaries for July 14, 2011

Bert Palmer Weeks

Bert Palmer Weeks, age 80, of Frankston, son of Palmer Lewis Weeks and Viva Ann Lovejoy Weeks, went to tend to God’s garden on July 11, 2011.

Graveside services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at Burgamy Cemetery in Frankston with Rev. George Folmar and Bill Duddridge officiating.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

He was born May 11, 1931, in Beloit, Wi.

In his life, he was happiest working and taking care of his animals. At one time he was a door-to-door salesman, had two dairies, worked for Lance Co., had a cattle ranch and worked with his wife, Kaye, for 30 years at the Exxon service station in Frankston.

He is preceded in death by daughter Brenda Day.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Kaye Burgamy Weeks of Frankston; sons Bruce Martin Weeks and Bert Palmer Weeks, both of Wisconsin; daughters Beth Elaine Thompson of Wisconsin and Angela Lenn Temple of Missouri; sister Pat of Wisconsin; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his two best friends: Bill Duddridge and Harold Martin.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

W. A. Cooper

Funeral services for W. A. Cooper, 84, of Palestine, were July 5 with Bro. Rick Dees officiating.

Burial followed in Carroll Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.

Mr. Cooper died July 2, 2011, at the David E. Foster Hospice Unit of Palestine Regional Medical Center.

He was born August 9, 1926, in Springfield, Anderson County, to Willie Cooper and Lilly Leona Price Cooper. He was owner of W. A. Cooper Plumbing. Mr. Cooper served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW. He was also a member of Springfield Methodist Church.

Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Elmer Julius Cooper and Homer Milton Cooper. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ollie Cooper; sons Bill Cooper and wife Paula and Gary Cooper and wife Lynne; daughters Sharon Scarbrough and husband Dan, Carla Skaggs and husband Gary and Cathy Newsome and husband Jimmy; thirteen grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons Matt Cooper, Michael Cooper, Donny Coker, Sam Coker, Chris Scarbrough, Matt Scarbrough, Jeremy Bridges, Jason Bridges and Eric Skaggs. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters Angie Cooper Bullard, Ashley Cooper Ferier, Hollie Coker Turner and Kayla Newsome.

Obituaries for July 21, 2011

No Obituaries Published This Week

Obituaries for July 28, 2011

Laruel “Red” Turner

Graveside services for Laruel “Red” Turner, 73, of Chandler, were held Saturday, July 23, at Poynor Cemetery with the Rev. Damon Atkins officiating.

Services were under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

Mr. Turner passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in Tyler.

He was born March 25, 1938, in Ravenden Springs, Arkansas.

Mr. Turner was a truck driver.

He is preceded in death by his son Jerry Wayne Turner.

Survivors include daughters Deanna Pollard of Chandler, Marsha Rhodes of Memphis, Tenn., Rita Watson of Memphis, Tenn., Pam Turner of Memphis, Tenn., Rebecca Dye of Blue Springs, Miss., Trisha Smith of Chandler and Barbara Parker of Baldwyn, Miss; son Billy Yarbrough of Chandler; sisters Mary Patterson of Henderson and Kay Mozer of Memphis, Tenn.; brothers James Turner of Tuttle, Okla. and Gary Turner of South Haven, Miss.; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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