Cass County Obits May 24, 2017

JAMES V. ELDRIDGE
Aug. 13, 1945 - May 18, 2017
James V. Eldridge, 71, of Bivins, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, in a Tyler hospital.
He was born Aug. 13, 1945, in Benton, Miss. He loved dancing, old cars and old western movies. He was a welder, a diesel mechanic and a truck driver.
He was a completely unique person. He will be missed by many.
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at the Thomas Street Baptist Church in Atlanta with Bro. Dee Cruson officiating.
 
JAMES PRINCE
May 19, 1939 - May 17, 2017
James Prince, 77, of Homer, La., passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his residence in McLeod surrounded by family.
He was born in Homer May 19, 1939, to James and Iris Prince. He was a member of McLeod Church of Christ. He was a dedicated and loving father and provider. He worked in various parts of the oil field and was a self-employed in the oil field pipe business and welding business most of his life.
He excelled at all sports played halfback in football and was a minor league pitcher for the Shreveport Captains. He loved to work, bird hunt, play cards with his family and friends and go to church.
He set a good example for giving everything you did your 100 percent best and had a big influence on everybody he knew, especially his children, that hard work was good for you.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, James Kelly Prince.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nell; his five children, Felix and Beth Prince of McLeod, Senga and Mark Lindsey of Foreman, Ark., Scotty and Tammie Prince of McLeod, Roxie Keener of McLeod, and Rachel Prince of McLeod; sister, Patricia Bristow and husband Burl of Stonewall, La.; 11 grandchildren, Brandon, Dyan, Felicia, Josh, Cass, Logan, Colton, Zach, Dillon, Jessica and Christine; five great-grandchildren, Hunter, Autumn, Katie, Justin and Madison; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Hanner Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dale Alexander and Bro. Garland Hughes officiating. Interment followed at the Walton Center Cemetery in McLeod under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
The family sincerely thanks all their friends and family, the McLeod Church of Christ, McLeod Tabernacle and the McLeod Good Exchange Baptist Church and all of their pastors, members and congregations for their prayers and thoughtfulness.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com
 
ANNIE EARLENE LINDBERG
July 4, 1921 - May 15, 2017
Earlene Lindberg, 95, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord, Monday, May 15, 2017, in an Atlanta nursing home.
She was born July 4, 1921, in Cass County, to Walter and Lucille Walters. She was an author, writing children’s books, a kindergarten teacher and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church, where she kept the nursery. She loved children, gardening, all kinds of animals and collecting dolls.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph Lindberg; sister, Lillian Davis; and niece, Shirley Davis.
She is survived by a sister, Doris Walters of Atlanta two nephews, Richard Davis and wife Barbara of Midland and Robert Davis and wife Jan of Australia; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at Smyrna Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Parker and Jan McGowan officiating. Interment followed at the Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
 
BOBBY J. RICHARDSON
October 6, 1930 - May 20, 2017
Bobby J. Richardson, 86, of Douglassville, died Saturday, May 20, 2017. 
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, in the Chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden. Interment followed at the Douglassville Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
 
CARL CLAY CATO
July 12, 1978 - May 16, 2017
Carl Clay Cato, 38, of Linden, died Monday, May 16, 2017, in a local nursing home. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 20, in the chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden. Interment followed at the Zion Hill Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
 
JAMES RANDLE RUSSELL
Sept. 4, 1952 - May 16, 2017
James Randle Russell, 64, of Douglassville, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 
Funeral services were at 5 p.m., Monday, May 22, at Pinecrest Baptist Church under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Linden. Interment was at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery.
 
BERNARD HUSTON TURNER
July 29, 1929 - May 16, 2017
Bernard Huston Turner, 87, of Linden, died Monday, May 16, 2017.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, May 19, in the Chapel of Reeder-David Funeral Home in Linden. Interment followed in the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
 
CHARLES VAUGHN
Oct. 27, 1952 - May 12, 2017
Charles Vaughn, 64, of Hughes Springs, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Interment followed at Bradfield Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.

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