Cass County Obits May 3, 2017

REV. LEON MORROW
Nov. 21, 1925 - April 29, 2017
The Rev. Leon Morrow, 91, of Linden, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Focus Care at Linden Nursing Home.
He was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Linden, to Marion and Ellis Loretta Morrow. He was an evangelist for more than 25 years having many overseas crusades with Bro. David Nunn. He was a retired minister from Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, a member of Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, a member of Bible Revival of Dallas and served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved wife Dorothy, family and friends, reading the Bible, witnessing about the Lord and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sarah Dean and Nina Duncan; and two brothers, Garvin Rodney Morrow and Calvert Morrow.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dorothy Morrow of Linden; brother, Herbert Burge and wife Dorothy of Fort St. Joe, Fla.; a niece, Gloria Morrow Garland of Austin; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church with Bro. Hal Haltom and Bro. Sam Nuckels officiating. Interment followed at Bear Creek Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Those wishing to memorialize Rev. Morrow are encouraged to contribute to Cornerstone Assembly of God Church.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
 
JACKIE SMITH
Dec. 12, 1958 – April 25, 2017
Jackie Smith, 58, of Bloomburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, April 25, 2017, after a courageous 14-year battle with cancer. 
She was born on Dec. 12, 1958, in Atlanta. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, where she enjoyed working with the children’s ministry. She loved her church family and her Monday Night Ladies Bible Study group. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and cruising the Caribbean. Above all, she loved the Lord and was an inspiration to many. 
She began her career as a legal assistant in the early 80s and worked for numerous attorneys in Atlanta and Texarkana. After passing a rigorous exam, she became a Certified Legal Assistant on Feb. 1, 1996. She finally found her “home” when she joined the Linden firm of Lovelace and Dowd on April 16, 1998. When her boss Donald Dowd was elected as the Cass County Court at Law, he asked her to join him as his Court Reporter. This was new territory for her, but tenacious as ever, she worked hard and earned her certification in May 2005. She served as the official court reporter of the Cass County Court at Law from August 1, 2005 until her death.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, John M. “Mike” Smith of Bloomburg; very special cousins Kathy Roberts and husband David of Queen City, Tara Evans and husband Chris of Texarkana and Gregory Roberts of Panama City, Fla.; a sister of the heart, Yolanda Hawkins and husband Greg of Queen City; and two “adopted” sons, Micah Hawkins and wife Heather of Houston and Caleb Hawkins of Corpus Christi; and a host of friends and other relatives.
Visitation was from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church a memorial service immediately followed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance www.ocrfa.org or New Hope Baptist Church, 2924 CR 4919, Bloomburg, Texas 75556.
 
SAMUEL J. WOODWARD
Aug. 25, 1942 - April 25, 2017
Samuel Woodward, 74, of Queen City, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in an Atlanta nursing home.
He was born, Aug. 25, 1942, in El Dorado, Ark., to Samuel and Mary Woodward. He was retired from International Paper and a member of Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City. He loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Jean Woodward Dickson.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sandra Woodward of Queen City; one daughter; two grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 27, at Springdale Cemetery in Cass County under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service with Bro. Billy Dupree officiating.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
 
WAYNE WISWALL
Jan. 12, 1939 – April 28, 2017
Wayne Wiswall, 78, of Texarkana, Ark., died Friday, April 28, 2017, at his residence.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 1, at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Queen City Funeral Home.
 
WANDA SUE MCCOY
Jan. 25, 1944 - April 24, 2017
Wanda Sue McCoy, 73, of Ore City, died Monday, April 24, 2017.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Ore City. Interment followed at Ore City Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. 
 
BABY AVEE SUE WEBB-CHARLESTON
March 20, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Baby Avee Sue Webb-Charleston, of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
DWAINE HANKINS
Sept. 24, 1942 - April 22, 2017
Dwaine Hankins, 74, of Harleton, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, in a Longview hospital.
Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Ore City. Interment followed at Saltillo Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.

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