The Messenger

Obituary

    Essie Pearl Shepherd

Essie Pearl Shepherd

Essie Pearl Shepherd (81) of Grapeland, TX, who was born on September 22, 1935 in Oakwood, Texas to James F. Dancer and Mary Elizabeth Dancer.  With the blessing of being raised in a loving, Christian home, Essie accepted Christ at a young age and grew up attending New Salem Baptist

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    Billie Jean Pyle Williamson

Billie Jean Pyle Williamson

Billie Jean Pyle Williamson, age 82, of Ratcliff, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Lufkin. Jean was born December 10, 1934 in Houston County to parents, Henry and Minnie Pyle. Billie Jean is survived by daughters, Debbie Dodson and husband, Dale of Kennard, Susan Lewis and husband, Wink of

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Leon Edward Chandler

Leon Edward Chandler, age 79, of Lovelady passed away Monday April 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 1, 1937 in Lovelady to parents, Carl Chandler and Helen Calvert Chandler and was a graduate of Lovelady High School. He was employed for many years as a contractor and

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    Louise Womack Oliver

Louise Womack Oliver

Louise Womack Oliver, 86, of Irving, passed away Saturday April 1st, 2017 at her residence.  She was born September 27, 1930 in Crockett, to Ben Lewis Womack and Mattie Crofford Womack. Louise worked in retail sales and was a member of the Church of Christ. Louise is survived by daughter,

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    Doris Jeanette Kyle

Doris Jeanette Kyle

Doris Jeanette Kyle, 83, of Crockett passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Winfield Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 12, 1933 in Houston County to John Edward Crowson and Mattie Lou Miller Crowson. Jeanette was a phenomenal mother and friend. When she was living

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    Carol LaFountain Robinson

Carol LaFountain Robinson

Graveside services for Carol LaFountain Robinson, age 77, of Crockett will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett with the Rev. Chad Lawson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.   Mrs. Robinson died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at

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    Earl Mittelstedt

Earl Mittelstedt

Earl Mittelstedt, age 83, of Lovelady passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Tyler. He was born November 26, 1933 in Spring to parents, Ben Mittelsteadt and Esther Schultz Mittelsteadt. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Klein and had been a farmer all of his life.

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    Johnnie Edwina Manning Minter

Johnnie Edwina Manning Minter

Johnnie Edwina Manning Minter, also known as Mom, Grandmaw, Edwina or Sis to her family and friends died peacefully on March 19, 2017 at the age of 94. Edwina was born February 4, 1921 in Houston County. She is the daughter of Graydon (Son) Manning and Lena Hart Manning. She

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    Marjorie Nell Jones

Marjorie Nell Jones

Marjorie Nell Jones, age 81, of Crockett, was called to her eternal home March 13, 2017. She was born September 21, 1935 in Nacogdoches County, Texas to parents, Wallace Jackson Sims and Cleo Marie Shaver Sims. Nell was a member of Central Baptist Church, sang in the choir and worked

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    Betty Jim Nettles Hester

Betty Jim Nettles Hester

Betty Jim Nettles Hester, age 94, of Crockett passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 in Crockett. She was born June 5, 1922 in Houston County to parents, Bill Nettles and Emma Erwin Nettles. She was a member of the Sunshine Gospel Singers and the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church. She is

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