Cass County Obits May 17, 2017
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:03am
ANNE JULIAN GOODROE
Sept. 9, 1930 - May 15, 2017
Anne Julian Goodroe, 86, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Monday, May 15, 2017, at her residence at Bluebird Hill.
She was born Sept. 9, 1930, in High Point, N. C. to Jess and Katherine Julian. She was retired from EnerCon Industries; was a member of the Laws Chapel United Methodist Church, a former Sunday school teacher and the Choir Director. She enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, wildlife, art and music and was a voracious reader.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferrol Allen Goodroe; sister-in-law, Myra Balfour Julian; and her parents.
She is survived by two sons, Col. (Ret.) Michael Goodroe and wife Sylvia of Driftwood and David Goodroe and wife Sally of Houston; two daughters, Amy Goodroe of Atlanta and Julie Goodroe and David Long of Atlanta; a brother, Jan Julian and wife Laura of Fairbanks, Alaska; five grandchildren, John Wesley McClure, Lindsey Coleman Higgins, Jordan Coleman, Katie Goodroe and Zachary Goodroe; three great-grandchildren, Kaden Higgins, Maryn Higgins and Rhett McClure; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Laws Chapel United Methodist Church with Dr. John Wilkey and Rev. Jill Daniel officiating. Interment followed at the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Those wishing to memorialize Anne may contribute to the Laws Chapel United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 4065 FM 2328, Atlanta, TX 75551.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
BILLIE MASON CALLAHAN
July 29, 1949 - May 12, 2017
Billie Mason Callahan, 67, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 12, 2017, in an Atlanta hospital.
She was born July 29, 1949, in Dallas, to Fred and Ozelle Mason. She was retired from Oakwood Village Retirement Community in Garland, a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Doddridge, Ark., and worked with the Atlanta Animal League. She loved spending time with family, shopping and her pets.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Callahan of Atlanta; son, Bryan VaLeu and wife Sandra of Linden; daughter, Kelly Stone and husband Randall of Hope, Ark.; sister, JoAnn Taylor of Atlanta; six grandchildren, Justin Dunlap, Zoey VaLeu, Gunner VaLeu, Michael VaLeu, Dalainie Hoopingarner and Hannah Stone; three great-grandchildren, Savannah VaLeu, Joseph Hoopingarner and Malachi McDaniels; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at Hanner Funeral Service
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Doddridge with Bro. George Goynes officiating. Interment followed at the Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
GLORIA ‘FONCIE’ HODGES
Nov. 21, 1925 - May 6, 2017
Gloria “Foncie” Hodges, 91, of Atlanta, died Saturday, May 6, 2017. She was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Oglesby.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess by only a few weeks.
She was survived by two sons, Marcus Hodges and wife Kay of Atlanta and Jess L. “Lindy” Hodges and wife Shelia and their children, Jess H. “Big Jess” and Kayley of LaSalle, Ontario, Canada.
Thank you, Lord, for such a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was strong, energetic and a faithful friend. She loved to sew and made most of her clothes and many things for her children, grandchildren and friends. She was a good cook, but always said her mother was better. She was a talker from a family of talkers. She spoke with great love for her parents and brothers. She often said growing up on a farm during the Depression was the best preparation for life a child could have.
Preparing children for life, that is what she did for 25 years in the Texas public school system, but her boys came first. She only taught full time before they were born and after they were 12 years old. She loved her students and talked about them long after she retired from the classroom.
In retirement, Jess and Foncie were inseparable, except for ladies only trips she made with her college girlfriends. She enjoyed tutoring children, golfing with her husband and friends. She loved spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren. He dogs were more like grandchildren than dogs.
Her last years with dementia were difficult, but with the faithful care of her Jess, Marcus and Kay, she was able to stay in the family home as long as she did.
There are many to thank. First the Lord Jesus and the hope He extends beyond this life. Her church family, the Atlanta Church of Christ and others who prayed, visited and sent cards to encourage her.
Thanks to the staffs of Rose Have Retreat, Heritage Hospice and Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home for their compassion. Thanks again to our special family friend, Faye Clayton, for her loving support.
The family encourages those who would honor Foncie’s memory to visit someone in the hospital or nursing home this week.
A family memorial will be later.
MARTIN DOUGLAS ‘DOUG’ HANCOCK
Feb. 11, 1959 - April 3, 2017
Martin Douglas “Doug” Hancock, 58, of Front Royal, Va., passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va. He was born Feb. 11, 1959, in Atlanta.
He is survived by his mother, Norma Jane Keener Hancock of Atlanta; his father, Royce Hancock of Douglassville; a son, Philip Hancock of Nokesville Va.; a sister, Beverly Hancock of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Emma Hancock and Ronan Hancock; a very special nephew, Hunter Hancock,
He was a believer in Jesus Christ and spent his whole life giving to others in need. He was a volunteer at the Valley Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Front Royal. He enjoyed cooking, going to the beach, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
A celebration of life service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the First Church of God on Farm-to-Market 1841 in Atlanta with Sandra Smith officiating.
WILLIAM ‘WILLIE’ ELDOR COPE
Jan. 21, 1946 - May 10, 2017
William “Willie” Eldor Cope, 71, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at Veal Switch Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
JUDY A. RICHARDSON
Jan. 5, 1952 - May 10, 2017
Judy A. Richardson, 65, of Pittsburg, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Cason. Interment followed at Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
ROBERT EDWARD PITTMAN
October 13, 1956 – May 8, 2017
Robert Edward Pittman, 60, of Texarkana, died Monday, May 8, 2017, at his residence.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Queen City Funeral Home.
JOHN ‘JACK’ HASLER
May 20, 1922 - May 6, 2017
John "Jack" Hasler, 94, of Marshall, died Saturday, may 6, 2017.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Interment followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
March 7, 1992 - May 2, 2017
Tyler Willis, 25, of Wake Village, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Linden. Interment followed at Center Grove Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
LYNDA SUE PEACOCK PARKS HAMPTON
April 30, 1947 - April 30, 1947
Lynda Sue Peacock Parks Hampton, 70, of Hughes Springs, died Thursday, April 30, 1947, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs.