Jan. 18, 1929 - Dec. 1, 2017
Mary Hattie Dauphin Brooks, 88, of Atlanta, went to her Heavenly home Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born, Jan. 18, 1929, in Ida, La., the eldest of six children, to Eldridge Eugene and Thelma Wilson Dauphin. She attended Huffines schools and was a graduate of McLeod High School. She then attended Charity Nursing School in Shreveport, La., North Louisiana Nursing School in Shreveport, and finished her nursing education at “Big Charity” in New Orleans, La. Later she returned to New Orleans, and graduated from anesthesia school. 
She was a well-known breeder of champion quarter horses. The American Quarter Horse Association as a 50-year quarter horse breeder recognized her in 2016. She had a love for her animals, for music and a passion for her career. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, a current member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and a member and past Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Confederacy. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Dr. M. James Brooks Jr.; stepson, Marshall James Brooks III; and sister, Jerry Ann Noah.
She is survived by her daughter, Camille Smith Dawn and husband Joe Edward Dawn Jr. of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Mary Dawn Smith and husband Christopher Smith of Carthage and Joe Dauphin Dawn and wife Krystl of Atlanta; two great-grandchildren, Gunner and Halley Dawn of Atlanta; brother, Gene Dauphin of Natchez, Miss.; sisters, Latricia Kennedy and Ramona Halten both of Atlanta; step-daughter, Kathleen Brooks Verschoyle of Atlanta; four step grandchildren, Brook, Becky, James and Victoria; special cousin, Ken Anderson of Atlanta; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A special thanks to the staff of Rose Haven and our wonderful caregivers, June Head, Lisa Thompson and Stacy Taylor.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Hanner Funeral Chapel with Dylan Manley officiating. Interment followed at Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Guest registry is available at
June 14, 1942 – Nov. 30, 2017
Roy Douglas Chism, 75, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served his country with pride.
He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Homer and Jackie Chism; his stepfather and mother, Bill and Vera Barber; his brothers, Homer “Buddy” Wayne and Gerry Milton Chism; and his sister-in-law, Linda Hall Chism.
He is survived by his life-mate, Margaret Law; his son, Douglas W. Chism of Shreveport, La.; his daughter, Donna Chism Stevens of Oklahoma; his brother, Ronnie Chism; and his stepchildren, John and Peter Hogan and Tess Burke; his grandchildren, Bethany, Abby and Hanna Stevens; Eli, Iley and Endly Chism; a very special niece close to his heart, Lillian Chism Wheless, and a host of others, but Margaret says there are too many to list.
Visitation was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, La.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Chism and the Rev. Alton Middleton officiating. Interment followed at Old Union Cemetery in Benson, La., under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers were Eli Chism, John Hogan, Peter Hogan, Michael Wheless, Justin Wheless and Steven Cox.
April 21, 1926 – Nov 22, 2017
Blanchard Eugene Disotell, 91, of Bussey, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. He was born April 21, 1926, in Springhill, La., to Nolie and Eliza Taylor Disotell. He was a member of the North Arkansas Street Church of Christ in Springhill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 58 years, Ruth Disotell; brothers, R. T. Disotell and Winfred Disotell; and a sister, Mildred Andress.
He is survived by a daughter, Freeda Hanson and husband William of Bussey, Ark.
Visitation was from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Taylor, Ark.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Dale Alexander officiating. Interment followed at the Bussey Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. 
Aaron Hanson, Arthur Hanson, Joe Demmon, Johnny Disotell, Mike Foster and Randy Disotell served as pallbearers.
July 18, 1928 – Nov. 29, 2017
Johnnie Scott, 89, formerly of Hughes Springs, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Interment followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs
Dec. 19, 1949 - Nov. 27, 2017
Larry Joe Neville. 67 of Linden, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at New Colony Baptist Church. Interment followed at the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Linden.
Aug. 4, 1951 - Nov. 26, 2017
Evelyn Gayle Crumpton, 66, of Texarkana, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, surrounded by family. 
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Northwood Presbyterian Church in Texarkana.  Interment followed atn the Chapelwood Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Linden.
July 5, 1944 – Nov. 26, 2017
Freida Ann Hudspeth, 73, of Atlanta, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at her residence.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday November 30, at Queen City Funeral Home. Interment followed at O’Farrell Cemetery under the direction of Queen City Funeral Home.

Cass County Now

The Cass County Sun
122 W. Houston Street
Linden, TX 75563

Atlanta Citizens Journal
306 West Main Street
Atlanta, TX 75551