Cass County Obits Sept. 20, 2017
Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:39am
Feb. 23, 1927 - Sept. 14, 2017
Paul Jarvis Howell, 90, of Queen City, went to be with the Lord, Sept. 14, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Cass County, to Noah and Ona Mae Howell. He was retired from Red River Army Depot, a member of Springdale Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion Post #258. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Ona Mae Howell; sister, Little Margie Howell; brothers, Billy Howell, LeRoy Howell; great-grandsons, Brett Solley and Liam Hamilton.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty Donley Howell of Queen City; daughters, Julene Jaynes, Rhonda Morrison and husband Larry; son, Kevin Howell and wife Robin; sisters, Mary Joyce Donley, Verna Howell and Carol Harbour; sisters-in-law, Betty Lou Howell and LaCleta Howell; eight grandchildren, Angi Wall Solley, Mark Howell, Shonda Keenan, A. J. Jaynes and wife Amber, Shane Hindsman and wife Becky, Heather Wilson and husband Scott, Jonathan Sprawls and wife Angie and Jason Morrison; 14 great-grandchildren, David, Kristen, Jaeger, Dalton, Reagan, Rachel, Alexis, Kevin, Jaylin, Rylie, Corbyn, Jaron, Whitney and Amelie; great-great-grandchildren, Donovan, Noah and Brettlyn; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the Hanner Funeral Chapel with Bro. Orville Farren and Bro. James Wallace officiating. Interment followed at the Springdale Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
PAULINE WATKINS HARRINGTON
Aug. 23, 1927 - Sept. 14, 2017
Pauline Watkins Harrington, 90, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Atlanta, to Roy and Vera Watkins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Atlanta. She enjoyed spending time doing Seek-A-Word puzzles and reading romance novels.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John J Harrington; a twin brother, Paul Dean Watkins; and her parents.
She is survived by her daughter, Belinda Cockrell and husband Bill of Atlanta; son, Dana Harrington and wife Cathy of Kingwood; seven grandchildren: Michelle Leger, Amy Vecchio, Jonathan Cockrell, Emily Simien, Terrell Harrington, Lorie Rocha and Scott Athey; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Hanner Funeral Chapel with Jon McCormack and Merlyn Leger officiating. Interment will follow at the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Those who wish to memorialize Pauline may contribute to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.
LESTER L. CLAYTON
April 15, 1936 - Sept. 12, 2017
Lester Clayton, 81, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at his residence.
He was born April 15, 1936, in Cass County, to William and Lessie Clayton. He was owner/operator of Clayton’s Garage for 33 years and a member of O’Farrell Baptist Church. He loved gardening, restoring tractors, watching the Dallas Cowboys, squirrel and coon hunting with his dogs and was a founding member of the Cass County Coon Hunter’s Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 60, Maxine Clayton of Atlanta; sons, Lester Clayton Jr. and wife Brenda of Atlanta and Marc “Tiny” Clayton and wife Amanda of Bloomburg; five grandchildren, Jena Littlejohn and husband Shon, Brittney Johnston and husband Brian, Jesse Clayton and wife Meghann, Shannon Clayton and Jacqueline Carver; 11 great grandchildren; two special nieces, Sue Davis and Shirley Finlayson; special nephew, Frankie Clayton; and a number of nephews, nieces and other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Hanner Funeral Chapel with Bro. Gary Terry officiating. Interment followed at O’ Farrell Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
BESSIE JUSTISS CASON
Feb. 7, 1915 - Sept. 11, 2017
Bessie Justiss Cason, 102, formerly of Atlanta, passed from this life Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
She was born at the cotton gin at Snow Hill, Feb. 7, 1915. She graduated in the class of 1934 and was the oldest living alumni of Dangerfield High School. She attended Abilene Christian College (now Abilene Christian University). She married Olin Eugene Cason Nov. 17, 1946, and they lived their entire married life in Dangerfield and Atlanta. She loved being a homemaker and was a faithful member of the Church of Christ.
Her favorite place on this earth was the family cabin on Caddo Lake. She and her extended family spent many joyful vacations there. After his retirement, she and Eugene traveled extensively with her siblings and friends in their RV’s.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Willie Justiss; her husband, Eugene; and 11 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her son, Scott and wife Arlene of Tom Bean: daughters, Lowe Ann and husband Gerald of Winnsboro and Carolyn of Hallsville; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Thelma Justiss; brother-in-law, Jimmy D. Teague; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Snow Hill Cemetery between Mount Pleasant and Dangerfield.
AARON WADE SISCO
Sept. 5, 1989 - Sept. 8, 2017
Aaron Sisco, 28, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.
He was born Sept. 5, 1989, in Tupelo, Miss., to Mike and Shelia Patterson. He was a 2008 graduate of Queen City High School (#24 jersey) and a member of Calvary Tabernacle. He was CA for Insect-A-Pro and employed by Pioneer Drilling, where he worked as a driller. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, loved the Dallas Cowboys, was an avid golfer, enjoyed traveling with his wife Kaitlin and spending time with friends and family, especially with his daughter, Mallori Kate.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, DEK Kendrick and Eddie Sisco; grandmother, Dora Mae Sisco; and uncle Rocky Patterson
He is survived by his wife, Kaitlin Rene’ Sisco of Atlanta; parents, Mike and Shelia Patterson of Queen City; daughter, Mallori Kate Sisco of Texarkana, Ark.; two brothers, Bryan Sisco of Doniphan, Mo., and Brad McBride and wife Natalie of Carrolton; two sisters, Ali Patterson Puckett and husband Ethan of Atlanta and Whitney Goebel and husband Caleb of Tyler; grandmother, Bess Studebaker Kendrick; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Keith and Linda Taillon of Bloomburg; brother-in-law, Mason Taillon; sister-in-law, Kristin Taillon; and numerous nephews, nieces, and other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Calvary Tabernacle under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service with Bro. Billy Dupree, Bro. Chris Alexander and Bro. Paul Murdock officiating. There will be a private interment.
May 5, 1932 - Sept. 15, 2017
Gladis May Cato Davis-Ebert, 85 of Avinger, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in a Hughes Springs Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Dec. 31, 1925 - Sept. 7, 2017
Joyce Lovelady, 91, of Hughes Springs, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.
Graveside services were at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
Jan. 30, 1959 - Aug. 28, 2017
Carolyn Davis, 58, of Gilmer, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
Funeral services were at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Ore City.