Services for John Allen Roberson, age 84 of Grapeland will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Bush and Rev. David English officiating. Burial will follow in Guiceland Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster. Mr. Roberson died Monday at his residence. He was born to Allen Jesse and Buncie Elizabeth Roberson on June 28, 1932 in Truth or Consequences, NM. (now known as Hot Springs). Mr. Roberson was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Buncie Roberson, sister, Beverly Jane Helring, Sarah Lois Tidwell, mother of his four...Read More
Month: December 2016
Corey Dancer Sr. (37) was the seventh child born to Pauline Davis Dancer and Claude Dancer on July 9, 1979. Corey attended and graduated from Grapeland High School. Corey was a devoted father who cherished spending time with his children. He enjoyed life, his family and hanging with friends. He worked for Eagle Railcar Services as a painter. He transitioned – Sunday, December 18, 2016 Left to cherish his memories and the fun times are his parents, Pauline and Claude Dancer, his wife Shaunda Pryor; sons Corey L. Dancer, Jr., Jayden Pryor, step-sons Jaylen Pryor, Terrance Ellis Hardeman; daughters...Read More
Mary Jane Dawson Byrd, age 80, of Houston passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in Houston. She was born October 8, 1936 in Crockett, TX to parents, Oran “Dooley” Dawson and Mary Jane Keeland Dawson and graduated from Crockett High School. Mary Jane was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity at SMU and The University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics. She was a former member of First Baptist Church of Crockett, an active member of South Main Baptist Church of Houston where she was a volunteer and Sunday...Read More
Officers Honored During Annual Christmas Gathering By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – The Crockett City Police Department held their annual Christmas gathering late in the evening of Dec. 15. Awards were the highpoint of the event. While it is likely impossible to explain the deeply emotional levels of trust and friendship between uniformed service members, the leaders of the police department gave it a valiant effort with awards from leadership to courage. Officer Andrew Allen received the Rookie of the Year award. “He has done an outstanding job since he’s been here. He is very proactive on patrols...Read More
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