Obituaries

Virgie Paroline
B: 1924-11-14
D: 2017-05-24
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Paroline, Virgie
Peggy Brown
B: 1932-08-03
D: 2017-05-20
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Brown, Peggy
Gene Sheppard
B: 1932-11-22
D: 2017-05-14
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Sheppard, Gene
Donald Hatton
B: 1930-08-05
D: 2017-05-12
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Hatton, Donald
Holly Ludwig
D: 2017-05-12
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Ludwig, Holly
Eddie Miller
B: 1944-09-09
D: 2017-05-11
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Miller, Eddie
Wilna Cave
B: 1918-01-14
D: 2017-05-08
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Cave, Wilna
Anna Blount
B: 1923-04-27
D: 2017-05-07
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Blount, Anna
James Wallace
B: 1997-10-24
D: 2017-05-04
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Wallace, James
Bobby Richards
B: 1931-05-16
D: 2017-05-03
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Richards, Bobby
Julian Greer
B: 1932-07-22
D: 2017-05-01
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Greer, Julian
Kerry Gamble
B: 1963-06-29
D: 2017-05-01
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Gamble, Kerry
Linda Motl
D: 2017-04-29
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Motl, Linda
Vema Miller
D: 2017-04-28
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Miller, Vema
Betty Mclain
B: 1931-01-31
D: 2017-04-24
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Mclain, Betty
Earnest Barton
D: 2017-04-20
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Barton, Earnest
Lillie Miller
B: 1928-08-19
D: 2017-04-16
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Miller, Lillie
Edgar Cerrillo
B: 1989-10-13
D: 2017-04-14
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Cerrillo, Edgar
Carolyn Miller
B: 1946-12-26
D: 2017-04-12
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Miller, Carolyn
Sue Reed
B: 1946-05-15
D: 2017-04-04
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Reed, Sue
Paul McCarroll
B: 1931-05-01
D: 2017-04-01
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McCarroll, Paul

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Virgie Paroline

November 14, 1924 - - May 24, 2017

Peggy Brown

August 03, 1932 - - May 20, 2017

Peggy Sue Brown Funeral services for Peggy Sue Brown, age 84, long time resident of Athens have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Thursday May 25, 2017 at the First Christian Church with Rev. Kern Railsback officiating. Burial will follow at Athens Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Peggy entered her heavenly home on May 20, 2017. Peggy was born August 3, 1 ...

Gene Sheppard

November 22, 1932 - - May 14, 2017

Gene Sheppard was born in Houston, Texas, on November 22, 1932, to the late Henry Cecil “Bunk” Sheppard and Margie Ann Melton Sheppard. Gene dedicated his life to God, his family, and law enforcement. He joined the Navy in 1950, serving in the Korean War and received numerous honors – The China Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, ...

Donald Hatton

August 05, 1930 - - May 12, 2017

Donald S. Hatton Funeral services for Donald S. Hatton 86, Murchison have been scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Monday May 15, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Murchison. Burial will follow at Red Hill Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday May 14, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Murchison. Services are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens. Donald was born in O ...

Holly Ludwig

May 12, 2017

Holly “Gene” Ludwig Holly “Gene” Ludwig passed away peacefully at home with his loving family on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born on January 27, 1927 to Holly Jacob Ludwig and Cecil Sollars Ludwig and raised near Fithian, Illinois where he worked on the family farm until high school graduation. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. navy during World War II on a ...

Eddie Miller

September 09, 1944 - - May 11, 2017

Eddie B. Miller Funeral services for Eddie B. Miller 72, Murchison have been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Monday may 15, 2017 at the Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplin Shane Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Red Hill Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Mr. Miller passed away Thursday at his home in Murchison. He was born September 9, 1944 ...

Wilna Cave

January 14, 1918 - - May 08, 2017

Wilna Ruth “Skeet” Cave of the Bethel Community passed away at the age of 99 on Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 12:20 am at ETMC, Athens. She was born January 14, 1918 in Van Zandt County to Edd and Mamie Watson Graham. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Thursday afternoon, May 11 at Bethel Christian Church with Rev. Mike Baldwin officiating. Burial at Oaklawn Memorial Pa ...

Anna Blount

April 27, 1923 - - May 07, 2017

Anna Lee Blount Funeral services for Anna Lee Blount 94, Athens have been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Athens with Rev. Jason Smith officiating. Private burial will follow at Athens Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Mrs. Blount passed away Sunday in Tyler. Anna Lee was born April 27, 1923 in Cleburne, Texas. She ...

James Wallace

October 24, 1997 - - May 04, 2017

James Riley (JR) Wallace, Jr., born in Kaufman, TX Oct 24, 1997, was taken from us suddenly to join his family members with the Lord on Thursday, May 4, 2017. JR’s short life was filled with his energetic spirit, swimming, fishing, enjoying football and classic automobiles. JR’s good heart, humility, politeness, respect for others, contagious smile and sense of humor will ...

Bobby Richards

May 16, 1931 - - May 03, 2017

Funeral services for Bobby Lee Richards have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home with Rev. Sherman Mayfield officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park. There will be a visitation on May 8, 2017 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home from 5:00 -7:00 P.M. Bobby was born June 16, 1931 in Murchison Texas to Tollie and Jewel Edwards Ric ...

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