September 2021 Obituaries


Obituaries

September 2021



Jason Brant Bizzell

A Celebration of Life for Jason Bizzell, of Frankston, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Frankston. Pastor Scott Wiley will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.

Jason passed away on Sept.1, 2021 in Tyler from Covid at only 48 years old. He will be laid to rest in Frankston City Cemetery. 

Jason Brant Bizzell

1972-2021

If you knew Jason, then you were blessed. With his easy smile and openness, Jason had all the attributes of a good person. He was humble and kind, helpful and generous, loving and compassionate. He followed the Bible’s teachings, spread God’s word, and performed charitable acts, many never revealed because he believed Matthew 6:3. 

Jason Brant Bizzell was born in Tyler on Nov. 8, 1972 to Billy and Janis (Conaway) Bizzell. Jason graduated in 1992 from Frankston High School. He obtained his Bachelors of Criminal Science from SFA in 1998. 

Jason began his oilfield career in 1998. He started as a roustabout and worked his way up to leading his own crews. He worked on offshore drill ships and travelled the world. Jason was invested in the lives of his fellow workers, whom he counted as friends. Jason’s work often took him away from home for extended periods of time, but he believed that the sacrifice was the best way to provide for his family. 

Jason said that the moment he saw Carla O’Neal smile, he knew that she was going to be his wife. He married the love of his life on July 10, 1999 at First Baptist Church in Frankston. Jason and Carla soon started a family and by 2015 had five children. Together they instilled strong Christian values in their children and were active church members of the First Baptist Church of Frankston, where he served as deacon. 

Jason brought joy to everyone he encountered. He loved to listen to stories about the olden days, attend his children’s events, and dance in the kitchen with his “Mamma-gal”. Jason was plainspoken, wise, calm and never in a hurry. 

Jason didn’t care much about worldly possessions. Anyone who ever rode in his car that would not go in reverse, visited his messy shop, or saw him in his work overalls driving through town in the old Suburban could attest that he was always content with whatever God had given him. Jason was thankful for the wonderful life he shared with Carla, his children, his family, and his friends. 

Left to cherish Jason’s memory are his wife Carla and children Jacob Brant, Emily René, Lynsie Marie, Carson Reid, and Tye Cayrden, all of Frankston. He is also survived by his mother Janis Bizzell, of Frankston, sister Elisa Bizzell, of Frankston, brother Mark Bizzell, Palm Springs, Calif., and brother Sean Bizzell and wife Deitra, of Quitman, in-laws C.J. and Debby O’Neal, of Frankston, sister-in-law Stephanie Smith and husband Robert, of Chandler. He leaves behind nieces Kaylee and Grace Bizzell and Meagan Smith, nephew Garrett Smith, and his special cousin Ryan Bizzell. 

Pallbearers will be Brent Nelson, Ryan Bizzell, Ryan McCoy, Robert Smith, Michael Strait, Mikey Tidmore, Chris Crim and Brian Merritt. 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Bizzell, Sean Bizzell, Jacob Bizzell, Carson Bizzell and Tye Bizzell.


Ronnie Henderson

A funeral service for Ronnie Henderson, of Frankston, is scheduled at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston. Bro. George Folmar will officiate. Mr. Henderson will be laid to rest at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Frankston. 

Ronnie Henderson

1943-2021

Visitation takes place in the chapel from 9 to 10 a.m. before the service. 

Ronnie was born in Frankston on Aug. 17, 1943, to Lector Frank and Dicie Mae (Dunn) Henderson and entered eternal life on Sept. 2, 2021. 

He was self-employed in the business of recycling. 

Mr. Henderson was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters: Nelda Melton, Maxine Wheeler, Frankie Buchanan and Elaine Griffin. 

Left to cherish Ronnie’s memory are his wife, Pat Henderson of Frankston; son, Tim Henderson and wife Shari of Frankston; daughters, Donna Warren and husband Philip, and Kristen Secrest and husband John. He is also survived by his brother, Harold Henderson and wife Betty of Bullard; six grandchildren: Emily Warren, Sarah Warren, Joshua Warren, Ryan Warren, Dustin Henderson, and Lori Henderson; and great-grandchildren: Rylie, Colton, Mark, Neveah, Keilin, and Amberleigh. 

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and nephews.


Marilyn Socia

Marilyn Socia

1939-2021

A funeral service for Marilyn Socia, age 82, of Frankston, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Frankston. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Frankston. Rev. Earl Socia, Rev. Jonathan Valentine and Rev. Scott Wiley will officiate. She will be laid to rest at Frankston City Cemetery. 

Visitation will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home, Frankston. 

Marilyn passed away on Sept. 2, 2021. She was born in Rusk on April 5, 1939 to Jack and Minnie Pate. She was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne Socia and grandson, Harvey Barr. 

Left to cherish Marilyn’s memory are her son, David Socia Sr. and daughters, Sue Barr and Alice Socia, all of Frankston. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Stan Barr, Kirk Barr and wife K’Lynn, Michael Barr and wife Shelby, Laeni Socia, Charis Elliott and husband Dylan, Jennifer Socia, Crystal Cox and husband B.J., David Socia Jr., and Alyssa Camp and husband Cody; as well as 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers will be Stanley Barr, David Socia Jr., Michael Barr, Kirk Barr, Zachary Socia and Cody Camp.


Carl House

Jimmy Carl House, 60, of Frankston, passed away on Sept. 5, 2021. He was born to Larry Joe and Bobbie (Clakley) House in Athens, Texas.

Jimmy Carl House

1961-2021

Carl worked as an oil field welder, construction worker, heavy machinery operator, mechanic, Foreman of the Anderson County Precinct 3 Road and Bridge Crew, and in retirement, helped repair water leaks for Frankston Rural Water Supply Corporation while continuing to cut hay.

He was known locally for being able to fabricate or repair whatever was needed. Carl served on the Frankston Volunteer Fire Department as Fire Marshall for 15 years and as Fire Chief for 10 years. He was then elected to the Frankston School board on which he served as Secretary for 16 years, including serving on the board of the Anderson County Appraisal District as Secretary. Most recently he served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Frankston United Methodist Men’s group, as well as Chairman of the UMC Finance Committee, and cared for the church property. In his school days, Carl played baseball, football, showed cattle, played in the band, and later helped with FFA when his sons showed cattle.

His heart was as tender as his hands were calloused. Carl was most known for being a servant, helping wherever and whenever available. He is also recognized as the man who drove the green Ford Model T that he rebuilt and won numerous car show awards. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchild, spending mornings with friends over coffee, and watching NASCAR races.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother-in-law Bruce Caraway of Tolar, TX.

Left to cherish Carl’s memory are his wife of 20 years, Crystal House of Frankston; son Todd House and wife Megan of Poynor, and son Dustin House and wife Brittny of Frankston. He is also survived by granddaughter Olivia House, sisters Cyndi (House) Sabulsky and husband Chris of Frankston and Sherri Caraway of Tolar; and four nieces and nephews.

In lieu of customary condolences, donations may be made to the Dual Credit Scholarship Program. This program allows underprivileged children to receive college credits while in high school. Carl had a passion for helping with education and was instrumental in maintaining this program. Donations can be made by designating “Dual Credit” on funds given to the United Methodist Church.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at The United Methodist Church of Frankston Family Life Center.


David Hall Leonard

Services for David Hall Leonard, 73 of Tyler will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dwayne McCrary officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Tyler under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Leonard passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Tyler.  He was born on June 7, 1948 in Longview to Benjamin Churchill “BC” and Martha Hall Leonard. 

David Hall Leonard

1948-2021

David loved a home cooked meal, his electronics, his customers, a great joke, cop shows and the weather, much to his wife’s chagrin.  An avid car fan and handyman in general, David loved home projects, tinkering with cars, and was always excited to tackle a fix when friends or family needed it. 

He enjoyed taking photos of everyone and everything he found interesting and was never seen without his phone or iPad. His family jokes that he truly was a teenager when it came to his phone and have no doubt his first question when he arrived in Heaven was, “what’s the wifi password?”.

A devout Christian, David’s faith was firmly planted in Jesus, and though devastated by his loss, his friends and family are comforted knowing he is eternally resting in Heaven. 

His children’s favorite memories growing up include fun weekends jet skiing on the lake and junk food movie nights. David was a truly loyal friend and he loved his family dearly, always proud and excited to share their accomplishments.

David is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Patricia Leonard; his parents, BC and Martha Leonard; his brother, Benjamin Churchill Leonard Jr.; brother, William Forrest Leonard; brother, Leslie Allen Leonard and sister-in-law, Fonda Leonard; sister, Martha June Leonard Cleveland; and sister, Lacretia Ann Leonard Kellers. 

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa McCrary and husband, Rick; son, David J. Leonard; sister, Elaine Leonard Mitchell; granddaughter, Jessica Pope and husband, William; granddaughter, Jordan Haynes and husband, Chad; great-granddaughter, Brooks Pope; sister-in-law, Linda Leonard; sister-in-law, Janis Leonard; brother-in-law, Fred Kellers; as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews and many cherished friends he considered family. 

Pallbearers are Jeremy Wait, Jared Wait, Bradley Loden, Joseph Shoemake, Steven Beard and Juan Cervantes. 

Honorary pallbearers are Jan Wait, Ron Smith, Dale Pierce, and Doyle Nelle. 

Visitation is scheduled from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.

(Obituary submitted by Stewart Family Funeral Home )


Henry William Schitoskey

1925-2021

Henry William “Hank” Schitoskey

Services for Henry William “Hank” Schitoskey age 95, of Poynor, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. George Folmar officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Church Cemetery.

A visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home of Palestine.

Mr. Schitoskey passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in Galveston. He was born Sept. 14, 1925 in Anderson County to Mack and Meedie Gilbert Schitoskey. He was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church, an avid fisherman, and hunter.

Mr. Schitoskey was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Frances Schitoskey, daughter Cindy Bayless, son Ronnie Schitoskey, one sister, three brothers.

He is survived by his daughter Karen Henry, four grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren.


W. L. Bristow

A funeral service for W. L. Bristow, 89, of Poynor, is scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel, Frankston. Bro. Paul Diepenbruck will officiate.

W. L. Bristow

1932-2021

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Poynor Cemetery. 

W. L. was born and lived all his life in Poynor. W. L. was the mayor of Poynor and a Master Mason for 68 years. He was a generous person who loved to garden. He enjoyed inventing things and working on his home projects. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Barney and Mable (Hanna) Bristow; brother, J.D. Bristow; and sisters, Pauline Foshee, Dorothy Butler and Helen Bruton. 

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patty Bristow of Poynor; sons, Wayne Bristow and wife Delight, and Keith Bristow and wife Alison, all of Poynor; and stepdaughter, Cecilia Little. His siblings are John Ed Bristow and wife Jannette of New Harmony, Anita Forester of Poynor and Patsey Holcomb and husband Bobby of Poynor. He is also survived by his grandchildren Ryan, Cody, Misty, Penny, Kelsey, Ashleigh and William; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews 

Pallbearers will be Ryan Bristow, Cody Bristow, BJ Harris, Michael Singletary, Matt Pittman, and Hank Arnold with honorary pallbearers Benny Douglas and Robert Henderson 

Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital at www.shrinerschildrens.org .


Velma Bruchmiller

A funeral service for Velma Bruchmiller of Frankston is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston. She will be laid to rest at Olive Branch Cemetery in Frankston. 

Visitation will begin on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home, Frankston. 

Velma Bruchmiller passed away on Sept. 14, 2021. She was born in Palestine, on Feb. 25, 1960 to Rawleigh Berryhill and Viola Hamilton Berryhill.

Velma Bruchmiller

1960-2021

Velma worked at the Pitt Grill in Palestine for many years. She enjoyed fishing, going to garage sales, movies, and oldies music. She was active with her family and very involved in both her sons’ school functions, even to the point of making extravagant costumes for school events. She loved chihuahuas and anything with them on it. Velma raised chihuahuas and fell dearly in love with them; they were considered family.

One favorite thing she enjoyed doing is going out to eat. Her favorite restaurant was Little Mexico. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Rawleigh and Viola Berryhill and a sister Bonnie Townsend. 

Left to cherish Velma Bruchmiller’s memory are her spouse of 44 years since Jan. 29, 1977 Leon Bruchmiller of Frankston; her son, Mairon Bruchmiller of Frankston and her son Clint Bruchmiller and his wife Sara of Tyler. She is also survived by her twin sister Thelma Gonzales of Hallsville, a brother Rawleigh “Buck” Berryhill of Deerpark, TX, a brother Wayne Berryhill of Elkhart, and a brother Kenneth Berryhill from Palestine.

Pallbearers will be Marion Bruchmiller, Clint Bruchmiller, Mario Moreno, Van Townsend, Frutoso Moreno, and Don West. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Beard, Jonny Cruz, and Octavious Crear.


Brenda (Cole) Barnes

A graveside service for Brenda (Cole) Barnes, of Frankston, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 at Poynor Cemetery. Pastor Keith Kniffin will officiate. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. 

Brenda (Cole) Barnes

1946-2021

Brenda passed away on Sept. 22, 2021. She was born in Galveston County, Texas on Jan. 16, 1946 to Lloyd “Doc” Burnet and Dorothy (Garretson) Cole 

Brenda was a homemaker and worked outside the home as a clerk for Henderson County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Dale Cole and two sisters, Ila Johnson and Becky Johnson. 

Left to cherish her memory are husband of 49 years, Edwin E. Barnes of Frankston, children, Devin Musselman and wife Carol of Poynor, Shane Musselman and wife Tracy of LaRue, Edwin E. Barnes Jr. of Poynor; Kelly Wiggins and husband Frank of Frankston and Justin Barnes and wife Michelle of Frankston; siblings, Lyndon Cole and wife Paula of Bradford and Patsy Cole of Frankston. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers will be Devin Musselman, Shane Musselman, Edwin E. Barns Jr, Frank Wiggins, Justin Barnes and Jeff Cole. 

Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to Kingdom Living Cowboy Church.


E. M. (Mac) McSpadden

E. M. (Mac) McSpadden, 95, of Frankston, passed away quite suddenly on Sept. 24. He was surrounded by his “adopted family” and care givers Stephanie Coats and family. 

He was born Dec. 08, 1925 to Everett and Luella McSpadden in Arkansas City, Kansas. He grew up in Bartlesville, Okla. and was neighbors with the girl he eventually married after the war, Arma Lee Vinsant.

E. M. (Mac) McSpadden

1925-2021


At an early age he developed an interest in building and flying airplanes. The United States was forced to enter WWII during his senior year at College High School, so he left school to enlist in the Navy to become a naval aviator. He was assigned to the USS Makin Island aircraft carrier in the South Pacific. After the war he returned home to marry his childhood sweetheart and start a family. 

For those who knew him, he was a friendly, outgoing person and a natural storyteller. Because of that, he was well suited for his first job as a salesman with Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company and won many awards and Quota Club trips. His sales successes enabled him to continue his love of flying and purchase his first plane in 1955 and then his second plane in 1959.

Phillips Petroleum Co. headquarters was in Bartlesville, and when they wanted to expand their Aviation Fuels Division, they took notice of dad’s sales experiences. They offered him a job as Regional Sales Manager of the SW Region and gave him a company plane to cover his territory. Philips Petroleum transferred the family, Arma Lee and two sons Tom and Jerry (yes Tom and Jerry) to Houston in 1961.

In 1969 LA Gloria Oil offered him a great opportunity in Little Rock, Ark. He and his second wife Sue Richie moved there and then ultimately retired in Frankston. Sue Richie passed away in March 2015. 

Mac was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler for many years. He was proud to be an Eagle Scout from Bartlesville, Okla.  He later led his own sons to become Eagle Scouts also. As a young Scout, he was one of the first Boy Scouts to camp at Philmont Ranch in the 1930s. 

Mac was a loving father to Jerry L. McSpadden and his wife Linda and Thomas K. McSpadden and his wife Patti. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Michelle Lee and husband Curt, Andreea Stowe and husband Billy, Camille Pace and husband Jared, Jillian Carter and husband Michael, and Victoria Johnson and husband Tye. In addition, Mac had 12 great-grandchildren. 

A special thanks to his “adopted family” Stephanie and Jody Coats and their children Layla, Dakota, Ellie, and Trinity. They made the last years of his life special and extremely happy. 

A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct.  2, 2021 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston. Kevin Burdette, Senior Adult Minister, will officiate. He will be laid to rest at Frankston City Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Billy Stowe, Jayden Evans, Jody Coats, Hayden Davis, Dakota Coats and James Creel. 

The family is asking for donations to either Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org  or Scouts BSA at www.scouting.org .


Mrs. Sharon L. Reed

1958-2021

Mrs. Sharon L. Reed

Funeral services for Mrs. Sharon L. Reed, 63, Tyler, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 at Frankston School Auditorium with Rev. Kenneth Williams as eulogist. Social distancing and face masks are required.

Burial will be at Mt. Olive Sandflat Cemetery under the direction of Community Funeral Home of Tyler.

Mrs. Reed died Sept. 27, 2021. She was born Aug. 23, 1958.

Public viewing was scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Community Funeral Home of Tyler Chapel.





Morris Davis

1944-2021

Morris Davis

Funeral services for Mr. Morris Davis, 77, of Frankston will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Carpenter’s Cross Baptist Church. The Host Pastor is Ron Ivey, Evangelist L. Shead will be officiating and Elder Johnny R. Baker will be the  eulogist. Face masks are required.

Burial will follow in Pine Springs Cemetery under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co.

Mr. Davis transitioned Sept. 24, 2021 in Tyler.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Jo Ann.

Public viewing was scheduled Friday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 8 pm. at the funeral home.




Michael Mike” Allen Deckert

Michael Mike” Allen Deckert, 62, Frankston, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 in Tyler after a courageous battle with Covid pneumonia.

Mike was surrounded by loved ones when he got the call that his work was done. This new assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in a long time.

Michael “Mike” Allen Deckert

1958-2021

Mike was born in Liberty, TX on Nov. 28, 1958 to Thomas Tom” and Martha Pat” Deckert, who have preceded him in death.

His family and friends are missing a true “MacGyver”. Mike could fix anything; his word was his bond. He was loyal to his wife, Rita Deckert, of 35 years. His two children are Logan Deckert, Maegan Deckert; two grandsons, CJ Ervin and Asher Layton; niece Samantha Garrow; grandniece Ryleigh Smooch” Emanuel; sister-in-law, Donna Garrow and her husband Bill Garrow, all from Frankston; a sister, Anne Deckert and sister-in-law, Helga Deckert, Germany and a host of nieces and a nephew.

Mike’s work career started early in life. He was five years old when he started working in the rice fields with his dad and brother, Ray. By the age of six, he was carrying a .22 to shoot snakes. He had enough of the rice fields by age 16 and landed a job with Herndons Texaco, Liberty, TX in 1974. Mike stayed at Herndons until he graduated Liberty High School in 1978. Mike decided to go to the big city of Houston, and started working at Pacific Molasses Company in 1978 to 1980.

Mike had walked by a Navy  recruiting office while living in Houston and decided that is what he wanted to do. From 1980 to 1984 he was able to see some of the world. While in the Navy, Mike received a Navy Achievement Medal for professional achievements in superior performance of his duties. That honor came while he was serving in the auxiliary division of the engineering department on the USS Dale during deployment to the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean from Dec.  21, 1982, to May 23, 1983. Petty Officer Deckert consistently performed his demanding duties in an exploratory in a highly professional manner. His superior ability, devotion to duty, and untiring efforts were instrumental in ensuring the effectiveness and efficient operation of USS Dale’s electronic cooling water systems, allowing trouble-free operation of Radars and Naval Technical Data Sonar and Close-in Weapons Cooling Water Systems.

His unselfish devotion to duty provided 100 percent uptime for the electronic cooling systems during fleet operations. During this time, he maintained the highest standard of professional performance and was personally responsible for improving divisional morale as well as significantly upgrading the quality and quantity of work performed by all personnel in the “A” Division. In particular. one of his most distinguished accomplishments was the repairs made to number two 3P-5 Fuel Oil Transfer Pump, which seized up while operating. After receiving the pump back from repair activities, which could not make repairs to the pump, he took it upon himself to work on his off-duty hours to repair the pump. His untiring efforts in superior professional ability aided him in placing the JP5 transfer pump back in full operational status.

Petty Officer Deckert’s superior professional ability, loyal devotion to duty, and exceptional performance reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

This award is how Mike lived his life. Mike was a Christian. He had a huge sense of humor, loved to wrestle, had a love for motorcycles, cars, and jets. Mike enjoyed video games about anything that flies.

Mike started working at Carrier in 1984 in Tyler. He was known as lil’ Herc to his friends. He retired in 2013, after 29 years as a Heavy Press Operator. After retiring from Carrier, Mike went to work at the box factory in Frankston. He decided to retire permanently in 2019.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Trail to Christ Cowboy Church, 5858 U.S. Hwy. 79W, Jacksonville, with Bro. Mark Norman officiating.     (Content of this obituary was submitted by a member of his Frankston family)


Deloris Howell

Deloris Howell

1945-2021

A funeral service for Deloris Howell, of Frankston, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston. Bro. George Folmar will officiate. She will be laid to rest at Frankston City Cemetery. 

Deloris passed away on Sept. 23, 2021. She was born in Gallatin, TX on Dec. 17, 1945. 

She loved to travel with her husband while he worked. Deloris will be remembered by many who stopped to see her at her home beauty shop. She had several hobbies she enjoyed but loved the time spent with her grandchildren most of all. Deloris also worked as a CNA in the healthcare field. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Sadie (Cox) Wooddell; her husband, Jimmy Howell and two brothers. 

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Krystal Medlin of Frankston, and her sisters, Mildred Harrington of Quinlan, TX and Edna Jones of Frankston. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren Caitlyn Medlin, Jordan Medlin, Abby Medlin and Michael Medlin, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Honorary pallbearers are Bo Walker, Justin Barnes, Charlie Rhodes, Daryl Rhodes, Jordan Medlin and Michael Medlin.

Ron Evans

Ron L. Evans

1944-2021



Ron L. Evans

Ron L. Evans, 76, of Frankston, passed away on Sept. 28, 2021. He was born in Pittsburg, Texas on Oct. 18, 1944 to Leon and Juanita (Corley) Evans.

Ron graduated from Texas A&M University in 1968 with a Civil Engineering degree and worked for Exxon Company, U.S.A at the Baytown, TX refinery as a mechanical engineer. He retired in 1999 and moved to East Texas to enjoy the country life. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Left to cherish Ron’s memory are his longtime partner, Patricia Holitzke of Frankston; son, Ed Evans and wife Winna of Texarkana; daughters, Elaine Stein of Colton, NY and Amy Evans of Texarkana; and sister, Lorna Philips and husband Ed of Tyler. He is also survived by five grandchildren. 

A family service will be scheduled at a later date. Autry Funeral Home of Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements.




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