Cass County Obits Nov. 1, 2017
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:44pm
Nov. 2, 1937 - Oct. 30, 2017
Carlos L. Brooks, 79, of Atlanta, formerly of Fredericksburg, Va., went to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in a Texarkana hospital.
He was born Nov. 2, 1937, in Mathiston, Miss., to Oscar and Grace Brooks. He was retired from Corpus Christi Army Depot, served in the U. S. Air Force and was a member of the Atlanta Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Cox Brooks of Atlanta; three sons, Meade Brooks of Frisco, Neal Brooks and wife Vivi of Conroe and West Brooks and wife Kelly of Cornelius, N. C.; two brothers, Kent Brooks, of Fort Worth and Terry Brooks of Mathiston, Miss.; three grandchildren, Abigail Brooks, Hunter Brooks and Walker Brooks; and a number of other relatives.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Virginia arrangements are under the direction of Covenant Funeral Home of Fredericksburg, Va.
Those wishing to memorialize Carlos are encouraged to contribute to the charity of your choice.
July 23, 1958 - Oct. 27, 2017
Janet Marie Bruner, 59, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in a Texarkana hospital.
She was born July 23, 1958, in Big Lake, to Eugene and Agnes Fuqua. She was a homemaker and a member of Cornerstone Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed spending time with family and sitting on her back porch feeding the hummingbirds and enjoying nature.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene Fuqua and Agnes Gearlds; step-fathers, Robbie Gearlds and Philip Gearlds; father-n-law, Curtis Bruner; and a grandson, Alex Bradley Bruner.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Bruner of Atlanta; daughter, Catherine Roberts and husband Marc of Atlanta; son, Dennis Bruner Jr. and wife Angela of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Abigail Roberts, Kandyce Roberts, Hayden Bruner, and Layken Bruner all of Atlanta; sister, Martha Wilson and husband Mark of Queen City; mother-in-law, Eunice Bruner of Queen City; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church with Bro. Josh Lee and Charles Hale officiating. Interment will be in Beech Creek Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
BETTY JEAN FRIZZELL EATON
Dec. 14, 1934 - Oct. 26, 2017
Betty Jean Frizzell Eaton, 82, of Ruston, peacefully ascended to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Rose Haven Retreat after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Prescott, Ark., to Connie and Geneva “Trigger” Frizzell. When she was a young girl, her family moved to Rodessa, La., where she became a Red Bull cheerleader. At age 14, she caught the eye of Jim Eaton, the man with whom she would build her life.
She was a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and received her Master of Arts from LSU-S in education. She retired from teaching and school administration after working 34 years in Caddo Parish Schools including Greenwood, La., Mooringsport, La., Pine Valley, La., Rodessa, La., and Vivian, La. She had great respect and admiration for her fellow educators and friends.
She fully supported and encouraged her husband in their many Quarter Horse and Paint Horse endeavors, which included owning Encore, a World Champion Paint Horse in 1985. She was Jim’s loudest fan in the stands as he showed horses in the arena. They received the 50-year Breeder Award by the American Quarter Horse Association in 2017.
Her favorite two letters were G. O.! She regularly traveled throughout the U. S. attending horse shows with Jim and traveled the world with good friend Hazel Hagin on many Elderhostel adventures.
She was an outstanding cook. A stop in her kitchen on any given day would, rarely if ever, fail to be met with a variety of freshly baked pies. She was a beacon of light. She had the gift of hospitality and gave generously with a servant’s heart. She received joy to be the one who worked behind the scenes doing tasks that often went unnoticed. She volunteered at the Atlanta Memorial Hospital Gift Shop for many years. She was firm in her beliefs, devoted to her family and cared for the needs of others. She will be missed by many family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shana Eaton.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jim Eaton; son, Jimmy Eaton and wife Cindy of Ruston and daughter Sandy E. Brown and husband Mike of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Kelly E. Boussert, Kim Eaton, Erin E. Langford, Lauren Eaton, Rachel B. Nini and Cody Brown; and sister, Barbara Norris of West Monroe, La.
Visitation was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Smyrna Baptist Church.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. at Smyrna Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Parker officiating. Interment followed at Smyrna Cemetery with Cody Brown, Dennis Hood, Steve Hamm and Freddie Tyson,
Thank you to the nurses and staff at Rose Haven Retreat for your attention and care during the past three years. The family sends heartfelt gratefulness to the amazing family of Smyrna Baptist Church, who is over-the-top in every way imaginable.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, 4621 Hwy. 77E, Atlanta, Texas 75551.
MARION ARTHUR ‘PEE WEE’ ADCOCK
April 13, 1930 - Oct. 24, 2017
Marion Arthur “Pee Wee” Adcock, 87, of Vivian, La., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at North Caddo Medical Center in Vivian, La.
He was born in Mira, La., April 13, 1930, to Marion Arthur and Rosie Lee Adcock. He worked for 50 years for Bayou State Refinery in Hosston, La. He was a faithful member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church for 55 years, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.
He was preceded in death by his parents; the mother of his children, Chris; his second wife, Nell; and his siblings, Wilburn, Frank, Clyde, Emmet and Winnie Mae Webb.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 10 years, Estelle Dempsey of Gilliam, La.; son, Arthur Adcock and wife Jerry of Atlanta; daughter, Cindy Adcock of Shreveport, La.; grandsons, Dr. Chad Adcock and wife Kristy of Flint and Brian Adcock and wife Megan of Atlanta; great-grandchildren, Grant, Cayden, Kynleigh, Bryce, Emersyn and Kyree; sisters, Annie Belle Denison and Lou Snell; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation was from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Vivian.
Funeral services celebrating his life were at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Vivian. The Rev. Bill Treadway of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and the Rev. Eddie Kent of the Linda Lay Baptist Church officiated. Interment followed at Mt. Gilead Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Vivian.
Honoring him as pallbearers will be Dr. Chad Adcock, Brian Adcock. Jimmy Dempsey, Butch Blizzard, Kenneth Adcock and Gary Festervan. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Dempsey, Doyle Dempsey and Joey Adcock.
The family encourages you to make memorials to Mt Gilead Baptist Church Building Fund or Cemetery Fund, c/o: Marsha Braudaway, 606 N. Walnut St. Vivian, La. 71082.
Oct. 10, 1925 - Oct. 24, 2017
June R. Gunter, 92, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in a Texarkana hospice home.
He was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Paxton. He was retired from the Texas Department of Transportation in Atlanta, served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia Ann Gunter.
He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Gunter of Atlanta and Stephen Gunter and wife Judi of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Jason Gunter and wife Robin of Richardson and McKenzie Gunter of Texarkana; one great-grandson, Grayson Gunter of Texarkana; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Hanner Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wes Mills and Rev. Jeff Schreve officiating. Interment followed at Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
GARY FRANCIS TOLAND
Nov. 3, 1945 - Oct. 23, 2017
Gary Francis Toland, 71, of Doddridge, Ark., was called to his Heavenly home, Oct. 23, 2017, in a Shreveport, La., hospital.
He was born Nov. 3, 1945, in Nashville, Ark., to Francis and Delphine Toland, but was raised in Texarkana, Ark. He was retired from United Engines and served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. Wounded twice, he received the Purple Heart for his bravery. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and had many church friends. He enjoyed spending time restoring old trucks.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Toland of Doddridge; a sister, Peggy Ware of Ashdown, Ark.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. George Goynes officiating. Interment followed at the Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.