Month: October 2016

When They Don’t Believe You!

By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – “I’m here because the cops thought I was crazy. My own ‘brothers in blue’ stuck me here. I’m not crazy. This is a real life ghost story. I barely escaped with my life!” Anita began. (“Anita” is a pseudonym to protect her identity.) “I argued with the doctors for a long time until they finally let me tell someone else my story, but it wasn’t easy. You know what that one doctor told me? “He said, ‘It doesn’t matter whether you’re mentally tough or not, Anita. There is something deeply disturbing...

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Laura Lee Walker

Laura Lee Walker, age 62, of Ratcliff passed away October 24, 2016 in Lufkin. She was born May 20, 1954 in San Antonio to parents, Robert Wilford John Hotte and Barbara Lou Webb Hotte. She was the Assistant Pastor, Music Director, and a faithful member of the Community Church of Ratcliff. Laura was a dedicated servant of the Lord and very musically gifted. She wrote over 100 songs and recorded a CD. She was survived by her husband, David L. Walker of Ratcliff; children, Chad D. Walker of Fort Worth, Karla D. Williams and husband, Michael of Crockett, and...

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Sylvia Masters

  Services for Sylvia Masters age 97, of Palestine were held at 4:00 P.M. Saturday at Crockett Road Church of Christ with Dan Manuel officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Percilla. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster. Mrs. Masters died Wednesday at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. She was born August 27, 1919 in Percilla, TX. to Marcus and Laura Dunnam Dickey. Mrs. Masters was a member of the Crockett Road Church of Christ. She is fondly remembered by her family as a loving mother and grandmother and for her kind and generous spirit....

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Eva Mae Hassell Parsons

Funeral services for Eva Mae Hassell Parsons, 95, of Alto will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.at the Lynches Chapel Methodist Church in Alto with Bro. Raymond Vermillion officiating. Interment will follow in the Lynches Chapel Cemetery in Alto. Eva Mae was born February 25, 1921 in Cherokee County to the late Thomas Albert Hassell and Mattie (Foster) Hassell. She left her earthly home to join her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. She spent most of her life in Alto. Eva Mae was married to McDonald Parsons on October 25th 1941. They were married for 58 years. Eva Mae was retired from AMF of Jacksonville, Texas . She was the Shipping Supervisor for 16 years. After retirement, she was a homemaker and loved to cook big meals for her family and friends. She was well known in the community for her delicious caramel pies. She was an avid quilter, having made many treasures for her kids and grandkids. She also loved gardening and canning her fresh vegetables. She was affectionately called Granny, and she loved and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eva Mae was a member of the Lynches Chapel Methodist Church of Alto for many years. Eva Mae leaves behind to cherish her memory her two sons and daughter-in-laws, Don and Jane Parsons of Rusk, Texas and Larry and Laverne Parsons of...

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MARGARET SUE ANDERSON SUE

  A LIFE WELL LIVED! Margaret Sue Anderson Cooper was born July 19, 1924 in Dallas and passed away peacefully in Dallas, October 27, 2016. Sue was the first daughter born to Leonard R. and Naomi P. Anderson of Venus and later Wills Point, Texas. It’s hard to sum up 92 years into several paragraphs, but for a former English Teacher, we will give it a try and hope that we don’t have any grammatical errors since Sue is no longer able to proof read our work. Sue grew up as a child of the depression era and worked...

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