Our Obituaries

Jose Alberto Garza

September 2, 1973 - January 15, 2018

Services for Jose Alberto Garza, 44, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Joseph Collins officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery.Jose was born September 2, 1973 in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico. He passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at his residence.Jose was always a happy person and never met a...
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Margie B. Redd

October 20, 1956 - January 13, 2018


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MaryLynn Elizabeth Williams

September 21, 1940 - January 8, 2018

Graveside services for MaryLynn Williams, 77, of Diboll, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in the Ryan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Williams was born September 21, 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Lucille (Bidwell) and L. O. Gunderson. She passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 in a Diboll nursing facility. Mrs. Williams was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and...
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Benjamin Jefferson MAYO

March 10, 1957 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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James Elmore Corder

September 27, 1931 - December 31, 2017

Graveside services for James E. Corder, 86, of Kennard, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 in the Calvary Cemetery in Nogalus Prairie, with Richard Smiley officiating.Mr. Corder was born September 27, 1931 in Port Arthur, Texas, the son of the late Ruth (Drewery) and Marvin Corder. He passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 in a Lufkin hospital.Mr. Corder was a loving husband and...
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Judith Ann Moore

December 18, 1942 - December 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Peggy Louise Topp

March 30, 1932 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Kimberly Dianne Dominy

December 14, 1971 - December 11, 2017

A Celebration of Life service for Kimberly Dianne Dominy, 45, of Zavalla, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 in the Fellowship Hall of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Zavalla, with Vernon "Rusty" Dominy and Joseph "Joey" Cross officiating. Special music will be rendered by Joseph "Joey" Cross. Kimberly was born December 14, 1971 in Woodville, Texas, the daughter of the...
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Beatrice Christine Hardy

June 5, 1943 - December 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Dalton Ray Henley

June 30, 1951 - December 6, 2017

Graveside services for Dalton Ray Henley, 66, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Homer Cemetery, with Bro. Dwayne Thornton officiating. Mr. Henley was born June 30, 1951 in Ft. Worth, Texas, the son of the late Jewel (Garrett) and Carroll Henley. He passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Henley was a loving father, brother, and friend. He was retired from...
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Steven Micheal Christenson

November 11, 1952 - December 2, 2017

Memorial services for Steven Christenson, 65, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 5205 S. First Street, in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel, with Reverend Paul Prior officiation. Inurnment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mr. Christenson was born November 11, 1952 in Lufkin, Texas. He passed...
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Daniel Lynn Havard

October 28, 1982 - November 27, 2017

Memorial services for Daniel Lynn Havard, 35, of Corrigan, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 in the Wakefield Baptist Church in Corrigan. Daniel was born October 28, 1982 in Lufkin, Texas. He passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at his residence. Daniel was a devoted son and brother, and was a salesman for automotive parts. He loved fishing, old music and cars. Survivors...
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Martha Mavalene Sanders

December 15, 1935 - November 24, 2017

Services for Martha Willis Sanders, 82, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Lower Chireno Cemetery. Mrs. Sanders was born February 15, 1935 in Selma, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Flora (Leggett) and Barney Willis. She passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at her residence. Mrs....
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Bobbie Jean Richardson

December 1, 1934 - November 17, 2017

Services for Bobbie Jean Richardson, 82, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Brookside Cemetery in Houston. Bobbie Jean was born December 1, 1934 in Houston, TX, the daughter of the late Ruby Ellein (Marks) and Clyde Houston Jamar, and passed away November 17, 2017 in Newton. She was a...
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Mamie Florence Cobb

September 23, 1930 - November 14, 2017

Memorial services for Mamie Cobb, 87, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Cross Road Baptist Church, with Bro. Ty Phillips officiating. Mrs. Cobb was born September 23, 1930 in Nacogdoches County, Texas, the daughter of the late Lillie Alma (Lunsford) and Newel Clifton Marsh. She passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Cobb was a loving wife...
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Danny Ray Flowers

September 21, 1959 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Grady Gerald Whitworth

January 28, 1965 - October 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Vernon M. McAdams

August 29, 1943 - October 28, 2017

Services for Morris McAdams, 74, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Richard Owen officiating. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery. Morris McAdams was born August 29, 1943 in Lufkin, Texas, the son of the late Johnny L. and Era Mae McAdams. He passed peacefully from this earth at his home on Saturday,...
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Paulette Lee Smith

December 18, 1946 - September 29, 2017

Graveside services for Paulette Lee Smith, 70, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Chester. Paulette was born December 18, 1946 in Jefferson County, Texas, the daughter of the late Faith (Howell) and C. S. Lee. She passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at her residence. Paulette was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. ...
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Lena Lucille Hough

July 14, 1920 - September 14, 2017

Services for Lena Lucille Hough, 97, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. William Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the Tom Havard Cemetery in Zavalla. Mrs. Hough was born July 14, 1920 in Angelina County, Texas, where she lived most of her life. She is the daughter of the late Hattie (Daniels) and Carrol...
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Jeanette Hurst

September 24, 1945 - September 4, 2017

Services for Jeanette Hurst, 71, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 5205 S. First Street, in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel, with Bro. C. G. "Buster" Grigg officiating. Ms. Hurst was born September 24, 1945, in Pasadena, Texas, the daughter of the late Berta Mae (George) and David Dial. She passed away Monday,...
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Bobby Leon Wells

December 1, 1945 - August 25, 2017

Services for Bobby L. Wells, 71, of Lufkin, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Pine Valley Congregational Methodist Church in Diboll, Texas with Bro. Bobby Ryan officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery in Livingston, Texas. Mr. Wells was born December 1, 1945 in Livingston, the son of the late Germaine (Vandikirken) and George Wells. He passed away Friday,...
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Anthony Kraig Erwin

September 1, 1951 - August 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Clifton Wallace Holcomb

November 1, 1918 - August 12, 2017

Memorial services for Clifton Wallace Holcomb, 98, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Lufkin's First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Laura Campbell officiating. Mr. Holcomb was born in Ashtabula, Ohio on November 1, 1918, the son of the late Laura Van Allen Holcomb and Earl Holcomb. He passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017. Mr. Holcomb married Alethea Aleda...
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Jimmie Carroll Goodson

July 25, 1948 - August 4, 2017

Visitation for Jimmie Carroll Goodson, 69, of Pollok, will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Gipson Funeral Home. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.Mr. Goodson was born July 25, 1948 in Orange, Texas, the son of the late Mary Estelle (Simmons) and James Clyde Goodson. He passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Goodson was a 1974...
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James Eugene Moseley

October 2, 1947 - July 21, 2017

Memorial services for James "Jimmy" Moseley, 69, of Lufkin, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Moseley was born October 2, 1947 in Pensacola, FL and passed away July 21, 2017 at his residence. He was the son of the late Emma Jean (Mote) and Charlie Moseley. He was a loving husband, father and friend. Jimmy loved fishing, reading and...
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Jacklyn Caples

February 14, 1946 - July 13, 2017

Services for Jackie Caples, 71, of Spring, will be held at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Whitehouse Cemetery. Mrs. Caples was born February 14, 1946 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of the late Ruth (Lane) and G. W. Presswood. She passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Caples was a loving wife,...
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Bobby Wayne Johnson

January 29, 1946 - June 25, 2017

Graveside services for Bobby Wayne Johnson, 71, of Spring, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in the Eden Cemetery in Nacogdoches. Bobby was born January 29, 1946 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his residence. Bobby was a loving husband, father, son and grandfather. He was an electrician and he enjoyed old cars, hunting, fishing, and playing poker. ...
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Inez Virginia Groze

July 1, 1946 - June 7, 2017

Graveside services for Inez Virginia Groze, 70, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 in the Gann Cemetery.] Mrs. Groze was born July 1, 1946 in Lufkin, Texas, the daughter of the late Tassie Bell (Davis) and Jefferson M. Faulk. She passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in a local hospital. Mrs. Groze was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her...
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Robert Marion Shadowens

March 13, 1959 - June 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Nelda Sue Howell

October 4, 1956 - June 6, 2017

Memorial services for Nelda Sue Howell, 60, of Lufkin, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Cross Road Baptist Church, with Bro. Ty Phillips officiating. A reception will be held at the church following the service.Mrs. Howell was born October 4, 1956 in Lufkin, Texas, the daughter of Mamie Florence (Marsh) Cobb and the late David Ernest Cobb. She passed away Tuesday, June 6,...
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Robert Vernon Miller

August 29, 1941 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Dorothy M. Dodson

July 27, 1925 - May 25, 2017

Dorothy M. Dodson was born on July 27, 1925 in Des Arc, Missouri and passed away on May 25, 2017 in Lufkin. The family will have a private inurnment next to her late husband David. Dorothy has moved on to a better place. Her life was a gift to the world, and unforgettable!"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him...
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George L. Spiller

August 13, 1952 - May 15, 2017

Graveside services for George L. Spiller, 64, of Pearland, Texas, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, with Reverend Dr. Jerome Brimmage officiating.George was born August 13, 1952 in Roswell, New Mexico, the son of the late Theora Dawn (Stine) and William M. Spiller. He passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, in Pasadena.George had a positive...
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Jeraldine Strickland

January 20, 1938 - May 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Lorenzo Galicia

August 10, 1932 - May 13, 2017

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Wylie G. McNaughten

November 21, 1939 - May 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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John Garland Nichols

September 7, 1968 - April 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Helen Ruth Rowe

May 31, 1942 - April 25, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, our beloved mother, Helen Rowe, a longtime resident of Lufkin and business owner of Act III Beauty Salon, went home to our Lord and Savior. Helen was born May 31, 1942 in Caldwell, Texas, the daughter of the late Annie (Walker) and Frank Zalmanek.Helen loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandchildren. She enjoyed going to the beach, planting...
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John Marvin Kennedy

April 27, 1932 - April 21, 2017

Services for John Marvin Kennedy, 84, of Lufkin will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Philip Snead officiating. Entombment will follow in Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mr. Kennedy was born April 27, 1932 in Atlanta, Cass County, Texas and passed away April 21, 2017 at his residence. He was the son of the late Jessie Lou (Cannon) and Roy...
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Mary Rinker

July 7, 1934 - April 17, 2017

Services for Mary Rinker, 82, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 in the Ryan Chapel United Methodist Church in Diboll, with Reverend Charles Weeks, III officiating. Interment will follow in the Ryan Chapel Cemetery. Ms. Rinker was born July 7, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late Pauline (Butts) and Hugh Randall. She passed away Monday, April 17,...
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Frankie Belle Walden

September 27, 1918 - April 11, 2017

Services for Frankie Belle Walden, 98, of Pollok in the Central Community, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Donnie Grigg officiating. Entombment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mrs. Walden was born September 27, 1918 in Turkey Creek, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Edna (Frank) and Frank Johnson. ...
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Jeri Ann Miles

June 11, 1958 - April 6, 2017

Memorial services for Jeri Ann Miles, 58, of Zavalla, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Jenna Harrison officiating. Jeri was born June 11, 1958 in Filmore, California, the daughter of the late Gloria (James) and Gerald Myers. She passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 in a local nursing facility. Jeri was a devoted wife, mother...
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Mary Lawson

June 5, 1939 - April 2, 2017

Graveside services for Mary Lawson, 77, of Lakeworth, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in the Zavalla Cemetery. Mrs. Lawson was born June 5, 1939 in Angelina County, Texas, the daughter of the late Opal and Presley Brown. She passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Fort Worth. Mrs. Lawson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had been employed with...
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Sandra Imelda Mandujano

December 20, 1969 - March 29, 2017

Mass of the Christian Burial for Sandra I. Mandujano, 47, of Lufkin, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Diboll. Interment will follow in the Forest Haven Cemetery in Diboll. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, with the family receiving friends and loved ones from 10:00 a.m....
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Fay Rene Smith

December 13, 1921 - March 26, 2017

Graveside services for Fay Smith, 95, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in the Berry Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born December 13, 1921 in Lufkin, Texas, the daughter of the late Ethel E. (Spears) and Franklin L. Haley. She passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Smith was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a homemaker. She enjoyed...
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Lawasa Owen Thomas

December 25, 1923 - March 22, 2017

Services for Lawasa Thomas, 93, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, with Bro. Jimmy Hedges officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.Mrs. Thomas was born December 25, 1923 in Paxton, Texas, the daughter of the late Gillie (Thomas) and James (Jim) Blaine Owen. She passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at her...
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Jim Ellington

June 14, 1935 - March 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Michael Keith Emerson

August 18, 1962 - March 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Jack Spiller

February 4, 1930 - March 8, 2017

Graveside services for Jack Spiller, 87, of Pollok, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Simpson Cemetery in Pollok.Mr. Spiller was born February 4, 1930 in Leon County, Texas. He passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in a local nursing facility.Mr. Spiller worked as a ranch hand for most of his life. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps and fought in the...
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Linda D. Flowers

July 9, 1949 - February 19, 2017

Graveside services for Linda Flowers, 67, of Lufkin, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Wells, with David Flowers officiating. Linda was born July 9, 1949 in Orange, Texas, the daughter of the late Estelle (Mooney) and Johnie Wise. She passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 in a local hospital. Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She...
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Virginia Bess Abney

April 11, 1935 - February 11, 2017

Services for Virginia B. Abney, 81, of Pollok, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 5205 S. First Street, in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Keith Bickley officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.Mrs. Abney was born April 11, 1935 in Lufkin, Texas, the daughter of the late Effie Alberta ...
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Arnold Sweetser

July 10, 1942 - February 11, 2017

Services for Arnold Sweetser, 74, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 Thursday, February 16, 2017 in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 5205 S. First Street, in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mr. Sweetser was born July 10, 1942 in Nacogdoches, Texas, the son of the late Frances (Perkins) and Walter Sweetser. He passed away...
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Sharon Whisenant

April 22, 1964 - February 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Treadwell Steveson Dunn

May 31, 1942 - January 28, 2017

Graveside services for Treadwell S. Dunn, Sr., 74, of Alto, will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2017 in the Gann Cemetery with Bro. Lamar Denby officiating. Mr. Dunn was born May31, 1942 in Angelina County, Texas, the son of the late Ruby (Antley) and Wyley T. Dunn. He passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 in DeRidder, Louisiana. Mr. Dunn was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and...
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Rosie Mae Brown

February 15, 1947 - January 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Norma Lou Conner

April 28, 1938 - January 26, 2017

.Graveside services for Norma Lou Conner, 79, of Etoile, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 in the Bennett Cemetery in Apple Springs, with Bro. Chris Bottoms officiating. Mrs. Conner was born April 28, 1938 in Trinity County, Texas, the daughter of the late Sybil (Horn) and Earl Bottoms. She passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 in a Nacogdoches hospital. Mrs. Conner was a...
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Charles Wesley Buxton

October 12, 1925 - January 21, 2017

Charles Wesley Buxton, age 91, passed away Saturday January 21, 2017. Charles was born October 12, 1925 in Pollock, Louisiana. He moved to Texas as a young child and was proud to refer to himself as a proud Texan. Charles graduated from Dayton High School June 29, 1943 where he enjoyed playing football. On December 8, 1943, Charles enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served in World...
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Wendell L. Baker

February 4, 1943 - January 12, 2017

Services for Wendell L. "Buddy" Baker, 73, of Lufkin, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, 1515 S. Chestnut, Lufkin, TX 75901. Interment will follow in the Treadwell Cemetery in Huntington. Mr. Baker was born on February 4, 1943 in Huntington, Texas and passed away January 12, 2017 in Westlake, Ohio. Buddy spent most of his life working...
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Mary Helen Butler

August 12, 1954 - December 26, 2016

Graveside services for Mary Helen Butler, 62, of Lufkin, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 in the Whitehouse Cemetery with Rev. Michael Murray officiating. Mary was born August 12, 1954 in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of the late Ruby (Powers) and Paul Scholz. She passed away in the comfort of her home on Monday, December 26, 2016 in Lufkin. Mary was a...
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Beverly Alice Outlaw

December 6, 1935 - December 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Miguel Alvarado

May 9, 1938 - December 19, 2016

Services for Miguel Alvarado, 78, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel with Victor Maldonado officiating. Interment will follow in the Davis Memorial Gardens. Mr. Alvarado was born May 9, 1938 in Piedras Negras, Coachuila, Mexico, the son of the late Maria (Salcedo) and Miguel Alvarado. He passed away Monday, December 19,...
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Edna Earl Keen

December 26, 1919 - December 14, 2016

Services for Edna Earl (Harbuck) Keen, 96, of Corrigan, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2016 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Robert Langford officiating. Interment will follow in the Homer Cemetery in Jasper County, Texas.Mrs. Keen was born December 26, 1919 in Alba, Texas, the daughter of the late Virgie (Jones) and Earl Lee Harbuck. She passed away Wednesday, December...
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Karen Evelyn Davis

June 24, 1966 - December 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Lorraine J. Ballenger

April 8, 1932 - December 12, 2016

Graveside services for Lorraine J. Ballenger, 84, of Huntington, will be held at Noon Saturday, December 17, 2016 in the Treadwell Cemetery, with Pastor Nathan Pannell officiating. Mrs. Ballenger was born April 8, 1932 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Lorene Christine (Kroeger) and Joseph Schumachar. She passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Ballenger was a...
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Eva Beatrice Crisp Medlin

September 14, 1936 - November 30, 2016

Eva Beatrice Crisp Medlin, met her Lord and Savior, reuniting with her family in their heavenly home. She was born on September 14, 1936, in Waskom, Texas, to Inez Viola Blackstone Crisp and Buck Junior Crisp. She died on November 30, 2016. Bea Medlin was an exuberant, joyful woman who loved her family and friends. After graduating from North Texas State University, she began her teaching career...
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Chrisondath Badall

February 4, 1948 - November 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Verlene Roberts

December 27, 1938 - November 19, 2016

Services for Verlene Roberts, 77, of Etoile, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glen Morton officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Springs Cemetery in Etoile. Mrs. Roberts was born December 27, 1938 in Houston, TX and passed away November 19, 2016 at her home, surrounded by family and friends. She was the daughter of...
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Geraldine Renken

May 15, 1936 - November 16, 2016

Services for Geraldine (Burris) Renken, 80, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2016 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Brian Williams and Bro. Blake Powers officiating. Interment will follow in the Whitehouse Cemetery.Mrs. Renken was born May 15, 1936 in Lufkin, Texas to the late Jessie Doyle Burris and Evelyn (Worthy) Gibson, and had resided in the Lufkin area...
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Carla Denise Clay

September 5, 1961 - November 15, 2016

Memorial services for Carla Denise Clay, 55, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Ron Paul officiating. Denise was born September 5, 1961 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in a local hospital. Denise was a loving mother, daughter, sister and partner. She was a member of McKinney...
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LaDonna Rae Mott Reppond

August 21, 1961 - October 15, 2016

Services for LaDonna Rae Mott Reppond, 55, of Zavalla, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J. P. Hopkin officiating and Brian Nelson assisting. Interment will follow in Zavalla Cemetery. Mrs. Reppond was born August 21, 1961 in Lufkin, TX and passed away October 15, 2016 at her residence. She was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth ...
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Jimmie Monroe Ebarb

January 18, 1926 - October 10, 2016

Services for Jimmie M. Ebard, 90, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Horace Fletcher officiating. Interment will follow in the Whitehouse Cemetery. Mr. Ebarb was born January 18, 1926 in Newton, Texas, the son of the late Clara (Lewis) and Jimmie Ebarb. He passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at his residence....
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Raema Jean Wilson

April 5, 1936 - September 19, 2016

Memorial services for Raema Jean Wilson, 80, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ford Adkins officiating. Eulogy will be offered by Gary Greening. Inurnment followed in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.Mrs. Wilson was born April 5, 1936 in Farmington, Illinois, the daughter of the late Margie (Morse) and Thomas R....
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Mildred Lavelle Wilkerson

May 13, 1922 - August 9, 2016

Services for Mildred Lambert Wilkerson, 94, of Lufkin, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Richard Owens officiating. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery.Mrs. Wilkerson was born May 13, 1922 in Kilgore, Texas, the daughter of the late Nettie (Edwards) and Samuel Modisette. She passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in a local...
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Katy M. Loyd

November 1, 1925 - August 7, 2016

Services for Katy M. Loyd, 90, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in the Henderson Chapel of Lufkin's First United Methodist Church, with Reverend Rebecca Hyde officiating. Eulogy will be offered by Reverend Randy Green. A reception will follow in the Allen Parlor. Private interment will be held at Garden of Memories Memorial Park.Mrs. Loyd was born November 1,...
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Lori O'Neal Renfro

September 2, 1959 - August 5, 2016

Graveside services for Lori O'Neal Renfro, 56, of Pollok, will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016 in the Simpson Cemetery.Lori was born September 2, 1959 in Angelina County, Texas. She passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her residence.Lori was a loving mother for most of her life as well as a loving daughter and grandmother who loved to spend time with her grandson. She will be...
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Travis Earl Wynne

February 3, 1938 - August 3, 2016

Services for Travis Wynne, 78, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Gilbert Chapel Cemetery.Mr. Wynne was born February 3, 1938 in Emerson, Arkansas, the son of the late Zada (Sewell) and Archie Dee Wynne. He passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at his residence.Mr. Wynne was a loving husband, father, and...
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Larry Frank Stringer

July 22, 1947 - July 21, 2016

Graveside services for Larry Frank (Pop) Stringer, 69, of Lufkin, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016 in the Whitehouse Cemetery, with Bro. Mark Forrest officiating.The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Gipson Funeral Home.Larry was born July 22, 1947 in Lufkin, Texas. He passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, in a local hospital.Larry was a...
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William Mark Smith

August 27, 1951 - July 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Kenneth Lee Moser

September 10, 1942 - June 29, 2016

Kenneth Lee Moser, 74, was born September 10, 1942 in San Diego, California, the son of the late Frances (Hutchings) and Benjamin Louis. He passed away June 29, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Moser loved to travel and served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a media member at the Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Survivors include his wife of 40+ years, Donna Moser; daughter and son-in...
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James Cornish

August 31, 1930 - June 25, 2016

Memorial services for James "Coach" Cornish, 85, of Lufkin, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor B. J. Douglas officiating. Mr. Cornish was born August 31, 1930 in Kilgore, TX and passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 in a local hospital. He was the son of the late Elvie (Henderson) and Johnny Cornish. He was a loving husband, father,...
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Allan S. HARDEE

September 16, 1956 - June 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Marian Holt

September 6, 1952 - June 11, 2016

Graveside services for Marian Holt, 63, of Lufkin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in the Emporium Cemetery in Diboll, with Bro. Joe Sawyer officiating. Marian (Clonts) Holt was born September 6, 1952 in El Paso, Texas, the son of the late James A. Holt, Sr. and Myrtle Marie Moore Holt. She passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 after a brief fight with cancer. Marian grew up...
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Emily Charlotte Rhodes

November 20, 1926 - June 4, 2016

Services for Emily Rhodes, 89, of Lufkin, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin with Bro. Jimmy Hedges and Bro. Scott Reed officiating. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery. Mrs. Rhodes was born November 20, 1926 in Newton County, Texas, the daughter of the late Helen E. (Simmons) and E. E. Heisch. She passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 in...
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Bobbie Jean Morton

August 4, 1931 - June 3, 2016

Services for Bobbie Jean Morton, 84, of Lufkin, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Carlos Martinez officiating. Interment will follow in the Blue Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Morton was born August 4, 1931 in Nacogdoches, Texas, the daughter of the late IV (Murray) and William Barnett. She passed away Friday, June 3, 2016 in a local...
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Ronald Joe Rosson

October 9, 1955 - June 1, 2016

Memorial services for Ronald Joe Rosson, Sr., 60, will be held at 1:00 p. m. Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. John Davis.Mr. Rosson was born October 9, 1955 in Mobile, AL and passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in a local hospital. He was the son of the late Carolyn (Cooper) and Rudy Rosson. Mr. Rosson was a caring husband, father and grandfather. He...
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Jose Mercedes Marquez

September 24, 1940 - May 31, 2016

Mass of the Christian Burial for Jose Mercedes Marquez, 75, of Lufkin, will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with Father Reymundo Garcia, M. S., celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, with the family receiving friends and loved ones...
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Earline M. Ramos

November 24, 1927 - May 30, 2016

Services for Earline Ramos, 88, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Moral Cemetery in Nacogdoches. Mrs. Ramos was born November 24, 1927 in Lufkin, Texas, the daughter of the late Annie (Rodrigues) and Richard "Dick" Lazarine. She passed away Monday, May 30, 2016 in a local nursing facility.Mrs...
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Sue McDaniel

July 30, 1945 - May 27, 2016

Sue Ann McDaniel was born July 30, 1945 in Lufkin, TX and passed away May 27, 2016 in a local nursing facility. She was the daughter of the late Cecile Cleora (Jones) and James Allen Smith. Mrs. McDaniel graduated from Lufkin High School and, afterward, moved to Dallas where she met James Allen (Pops) McDaniel. They were married May 22, 1976 in Oklahoma and lived in different towns as they moved...
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Mary Helen Long

July 18, 1922 - May 26, 2016

Mary Helen Long, 93, passed away on May 26, 2016. Mrs. Long was born in Claremore, Oklahoma on July 18, 1922. Private services will be held in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mrs. Long and her husband, Edwin Clifford Long, were married for 66 years. They returned to Texas after Mr. Long retired from his job with Keene Corporation. They enjoyed playing golf and fishing as they traveled to...
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William Jobe Burnett

September 15, 1942 - May 22, 2016

Graveside services for William Jobe Burnett, 73, of Zavalla, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016 in the Zavalla Cemetery, with Reverend Bill Lanigan officiating.Mr. Burnett was born September 15, 1942 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of the late Janet Charters (MacMundo) and Earl Ray Burnett. He passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 in a local nursing facility.Mr. Burnett was a loving...
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Roy Clarence Hopson

December 31, 1925 - May 18, 2016

Services for Roy Clarence Hopson, 90, of Diboll, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Paul Mettlen and Pastor Myrton Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery.Mr. Hopson was born December 31, 1925 in Angelina County, Texas, the son of the late Myrtle Ida (Dickerson) and Madison Royne Hopson. He passed away...
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Wanda Cherry

January 21, 1933 - May 10, 2016

Graveside services for Wanda Cherry, 83, of Lufkin, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016 in the Fielder Memorial Cemetery, with Kevin Hathorn officiating. Mrs. Cherry was born January 21, 1933 in Broaddus, Texas, the daughter of the late Ethel (Neal) and Thomas Wise. She passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Cherry was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother and...
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James Danny McGuire

February 11, 1950 - May 6, 2016

A Memorial Mass for James Danny McGuire, 66, of Diboll, will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Diboll with Father Ariel Cortes, M. S. celebrant. Inurnment will follow in Forest Haven Cemetery.Mr. McGuire was born February 11, 1950 in Jacksonville, Texas, the son of Minnie June Gates and the late Alva Rado McGuire. He passed away...
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Joan Morton

May 13, 1946 - April 28, 2016

Graveside services for Joan Morton, 69, of Huntington, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016 in the Huntington Cemetery with Bro. Cary Modisett officiating. There will be a private family viewing.Mrs. Morton was born May 13, 1946 in Yakima, Washington, the daughter of the late Virgina Sue (Paden) and James Albert Holland. She passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 in a local hospice...
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John H. Wilson

June 20, 1938 - April 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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John H. Wilson

June 20, 1938 - April 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Marianne Brown

September 15, 1959 - April 15, 2016

Services for Marianne Brown, 56, of Wells, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016 at Pollok Baptist Church with Brother Keith Bickley officiating. Interment will follow in the Pollok Cemetery. Marianne was born September 15, 1959 in Oakdale, Louisiana, the daughter of Audrey (Mills) and Ellis Thomas. She died Friday, April 15, 2016 in a local hospice facility. Survivors include her...
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Mary Estes

November 5, 1941 - April 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX.
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Ida Acacia McMullen

October 13, 1924 - March 15, 2016

Graveside services for Ida Acacia McMullen, 91, of Etoile, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2016 in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, with Reverend Cindy Doran officiating. Mrs. McMullen was born October 13, 1924 in Fayette, Alabama, the daughter of the late James Ethel and Morris Sumrall. She passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at her residence.As a young girl, she lived in...
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