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                     Loree Darnell Carswell

Loree Darnell Carswell

Loree Darnell Carswell was born on April 22, 1946 to her loving parents, Earl and Florice Gallion in Leesville, LA. Her sister Earlene asked her parents if she could help name her and they let her pick her middle name. Earlene chose Darnell after the famous female actress, Linda Darnell. Her middle name was what she would go by from that day forward. Darnell was the youngest in her family. She loved to dance, sing and play the piano. While Darnell was in tap and ballet, she quickly rose to the top of her class and before she knew it, she was noticed by a talent scout and he was ready to help her become the next big starlet in Hollywood but her parents declined the offer. Darnell’s family later moved to Texas where she attended South Houston High School and worked at Saks department store in Houston, Texas. While on vacation with her family in the summer of 1964 at the lake in Huntsville State Park she caught the eye of a handsome young man. Little did he know that this beautiful young lady had just gotten her hair done and did not want to get it wet which is why she was on a float in the lake instead of swimming. Despite every effort he took, she did not notice him back right away so he decided to take drastic measures. He made his way over to her and swam underneath the float and flipped her over. That handsome young man was Ken Carswell. One would think this would have ended badly for him but here we are and the rest is history. If you want to know how that story unfolded, ask Ken, he loves to tell it. Ken and Darnell dated the rest of that summer in 1964. Ken joined the Marine Corp in June of 1965 and they were later married in December of 1965. Ken went on to fight in the Vietnam War and while he was away, they shared love letters with each other. Upon Kens return they decided it was time to start a family. They adopted a little girl named Nancy and a boy named Kenneth Ray. Several years later Darnell gave birth to their daughter Kimberly. Darnell and Ken were married for 57 years. For a good part of those years, Darnell worked at State Farm Insurance in California and then in Arizona. In her free time when her kids were young, she loved to go camping, go to Disneyland every year and she loved herself some ice cream. Darnell later retired to help care for her grandson Caleb while her daughter Kimberly went back to work. She then opened an in home daycare and cared for other children as well. Darnell was passionate about being involved in her church. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and worked in the nursery. She believed in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was confident in her relationship with him. She longed to meet him face to face and on January 16, 2023 Darnell peacefully entered the gates of Heaven. She will be missed immensely but we rest in the assurance that she is in our heavenly fathers’ arms. She was proceeded in death by her mom and dad, Florice and Earl, Sister Earlene and brothers Reid and Billy. Left to cherish precious memories include her loving husband Ken, oldest daughter Nancy, son Ken and youngest daughter Kimberly; Grandchildren Halston Drew, Lauren Mae, Ashley, Caleb, Madeline and Ty. Great Grandchildren Everly and Oliver. Visitation Friday, February 3, 2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Walker & Walker Funeral Service Saturday, February 4, 2023 1:00 PM Webb Family Cemetery Grapeland, Texas. Interment Webb Family Cemetery Grapeland, Texas

                          Ozella Martinez

Ozella Martinez

Ozella “Ozie” Jane Martinez was born and reared in the New Salem Community to the late Arthur Williams and Ozeller Jane Toliver on May 26, 1945. Ozie lived a wonderful life, full of love, family, and friends! She was created with a heart of service and spirit of giving. Furthermore, she was passionate and open about her relationship with Jesus Christ. After accepting Christ, she was a member of the Rising Star Baptist Church of Grapeland, Texas, where she remained active until she relocated to Ratcliff, Texas. In that community, she became an active member of the Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Ozie served faithfully as a member of the usher board, stewardess committee, and church secretary. Some of her favorite church activities were Vacation Bible School and the Fall Festival. Ozie attended W.R. Banks High School of Grapeland, Texas and was a graduate of the class of 1963. After high school, Ozie met and married the love of her life, the late McArthur Martinez. To this union, three children were born, Gregory Toliver, Sr., Shryell Barnes, and Gwendolyn Martinez. In addition to her own, Ozie was also the God-Mother of four, John Griffin, Jr., Benny Smith, La'Shericka Cleveland, and Jessica Darden. Ozie served faithfully as a housewife for several years, caring for her husband until his death in 1975. From this means of servanthood, she chose to pursue higher education academic endeavors; and completed the necessary requirements to earn her certification as a Certified Nurse’s Aide from Angelina College. Using this certification, Ozie served and later retired from the Leisure Lodge nursing facility of Crockett, Texas. On January 15, 2023 Ozie peacefully entered her eternal rest. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and eleven siblings. Left to cherish precious memories are her children, Gregory Toliver, Sr. (Demetria), Shryell Barnes (Michael), and Gwendolyn Martinez (Michael); all of Lufkin, Texas; godchildren, John Griffin, Jr. of Lufkin, Texas, Benny Smith of Houston, Texas, La’Shericka Cleveland of Houston, Texas, and Jessica Darden (James) of Suffolk, Virginia; brothers, Curtis Toliver (Julia) and Fletcher Toliver, Sr., both of Houston, Texas; brother-in-laws, Lee H. Martinez of Crockett, Texas and James Martinez, Sr. (Sheri) of Dayton, Ohio; sister-in-law, Charlene Shackelford (Cordell) of Houston, Texas; eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, as well as a host of extended family members and friends. Visitation Friday, January 20, 2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Walker & Walker Funeral Service Saturday, January 21, 2023 12:00 PM Bethel CME Tadmor, Texas. Interment Davis Memorial Gardens Lufkin, TX

                      Maeola Nathaniel

Maeola Nathaniel

Maeola (Mae) Nathaniel was the 7th and last child born March 16, 1939 to Willie Lee Nathaniel and Viola Nathaniel in Grapeland,TX. Maeola was raised in the Boxy Creek Community in Redtown, TX, and graduated from W.R. Banks High School, Grapeland, TX, in 1957; where she played basketball and sang in the school choir. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church, Grapeland, TX. Maeola was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching all sports; and a huge Sandie fan who traveled near and far for a Sandies ballgame. She was also a great cook! She worked for Grapeland Independent School District in several positions for over 20 years before retiring and starting a second career as a caregiver. In her down time she enjoyed fishing, shelling peas and spending time with her family. Maeola is preceded in death by her parents Willie Lee and Viola Nathaniel, son Keith Nathaniel, daughter Sheila Nathaniel; sister Mae Etta Hicks Dupree, brothers Henry Lee Nathaniel, A.W. Hicks, Allgenon McDaniel, F.L. Hicks, and Lewis Hicks. Left to continue her legacy is her son, Darrell Wayne Nathaniel, Grapeland, TX; nineteen (19) grandchildren; twenty-nine (29) great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, January 6, 2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Walker & Walker Funeral Service Saturday, January 7, 2023 11:00 AM Rising Star Baptist Church HWY 327-287/19 S. Bypass Grapeland TX 75844 Interment Golden Gate Cemetery Grapeland, TX

                        Cory Murphy

Cory Murphy

Cory DeShane Murphy was born October 30, 1985 to the late Vernon Wayne Murphy and Debra Tillis in Madisonville, TX. He attended school in Crockett and graduated from Groveton High School. He was very outgoing and loved football. During his time at Groveton High Cory received many awards and high achievements in football including All State Line Backer in 2004 and earned a college football scholarship to Kilgore College. At an early age he accepted Christ and was baptized where he attended Union Chapel Church. He later joined County Line Baptist Church where he was called into the ministry under the leadership of Rev. Elliott Marshall. He went on to pastor at Wheeler Springs Baptist Church in Crockett, TX. Cory loved to sing and write his own songs. He loved his children and never met a stranger. Cory was preceded in death by his father Vernon Murphy, his son Cory Murphy Jr., and daughter A’Coryiah Murphy. Left to cherish his memory is his mother Debra Tillis, daughters Brayniah Murphy, Brayshiah Murphy, and Brayla Horace, brother Herbert Davis and wife Sherika, sisters Vernetrial Davis and husband Aaron, Desilene Davis, Shabonnie Williams, Shawana Brown, 5 step brother, and 4 step sisters, grandmother Dessie Baylone from Tyler, TX and Georgia Murphy of Crockett, TX. Cory also leaves behind 2 grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral Service Saturday, December 17, 2022 11:00 AM Rising Star Baptist Church HWY 327-287/19 S. Bypass Grapeland TX 75844 Interment Campbell Cemetery Crockett, TX (Halls Bluff)

                        Mona Bennett

Mona Bennett

Heaven gained the sweetest of angels as Mona Bennett entered the gates of Heaven December 5, 2022. There to welcome her was her husband of 35 years, Arvel Bennett, son Randy Bennett, parents Newton and Ava Jo Peevy Dickson, sister Hazel Dickson Foster, brothers Elvin B. “Sonny” Dickson, Pete and Brince Dickson, son-in-law DeWayne Tate, brothers-in-law Leo L. Gillespie, Jimmy Gammage, Truman Foster and sister-in-law Vernice Dickson. She is survived by her beloved daughters Jolleen Tate of Grapeland, TX, Bonnie White and husband Greg of Shepherd, TX, and Jan Duhon and husband Malcom of Grapeland, TX. Sisters Fern Gillespie of McGregor, TX, Wanda Gammage Lee and husband Johnny of Palestine, TX, and brother Fred Dickson of Palestine, TX. Grandchildren Cody Tate and Wes Gibson of Tyler, TX, JoBeth Tate Douglas and husband Jay of Grapeland, TX, Billy Doverspike and wife Jenna of Shepherd, TX, Dalton Duhon and wife Alexandra of Palestine, TX, Delaney Duhon of Tyler, TX, Danielle White of Livingston, TX and Brittany White of Port Arthur, TX. Great grandchildren Cooper and Kaydance Douglas, Presleigh and Westin Doverspike, Kiana Hamilton, Oliviah Moore, Skylar and Kadin Gregory and a host of nieces, nephews, and life long friends. Miss Mona or Aunt Missy as she was known by was born on April 4, 1937 on the old Dow place in Houston County. She left this world for her heavenly home December 5, 2022. She attended Elkhart schools before transferring to Oakwood High School in Oakwood, TX graduating in 1955. She married the love of her life, Arvel Bennett on July 2, 1956. In 1964, after moving to Grapeland, Mona began her health career at Community Memorial Hospital. She worked as a nurse’s aide before moving to the Central Supply Department. In 1975 she attended Angelina Junior College where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Nursing graduating in 1977. She worked at Community Memorial Hospital until its closure then Memorial Hospital in Palestine followed by Trinity Valley Medical Center and Palestine Regional Medical Center. She retired from her beloved career as a Registered Nurse at the young age of 75. Miss Mona touched so many nurses’ lives in her highly accolated career teaching the art of nursing, caring and loving patients as they were known as her own family. She was the epitome of what a nurse should be and maintained that level of professionalism unequaled. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Grapeland for 58 years accepting Christ as her Lord and Savior and being baptized on April 19, 1965. She was a member of the Ruth Sunday School class holding all the ladies close to her heart even when she could not attend services. She instilled in her girls her strong faith and love of family. She treasured her daughters, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and whole family. She so loved the bond her three girls shared. The family would like to thank everyone who called, messaged, prayed, and loved our beautiful mother. Special Acknowledgment to Autumn Lambert, RN of Christus Mother Frances for her extraordinary care that she gave. I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you. John 14:18 A Celebration of Life will be held January 7, 2023 at 11:00AM at First Baptist Church located at 504 W. Chestnut St. Grapeland, TX with Pastor David Bradley officiating. A reception will follow in the Family Life Center immediately following service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, Grapeland, TX. Memorial Service Saturday, January 7, 2023 11:00 AM First Baptist Church 504 W. Chestnut St. Grapeland, TX

                 Hayward Jerry Harris

Hayward Jerry Harris

Hayward James Harris (61) was born March 31, 1961 in Houston County Texas. He was the sixth child born to the marriage of Enos and Lula Mae Harris. Hayward attended the Lovelady School District. Upon completion, he came to Crockett where he worked at Northcutt for a short period of time. He later moved to Houston, TX where he worked hand in hand with his father in construction. Several years later Hayward moved to Dallas, TX and obtained employment at Star Liquor Beer & Wine until his untimely passing. God finished the final chapter of Hayward’s life on November 29, 2022 at 1:00pm. He is preceded in death by his parents Enos and Lula Mae Kelly Harris; his sister, Violet McMearn; and his brother, Enos Henry Harris. Left to cherish his memory is his brothers Donald Harris and wife Cinzia of Italy and Sedrick Harris and wife Tonya of Crockett, TX.; sisters Rose Washington of Crockett, TX and Esaricelene Ervin and husband Tom of Crockett, TX. He also leaves behind his uncle Harold (Bernard) Kelly, and aunts Mary Lou Jackson of Cypress, TX., Janice Moten of Crockett, TX, and Diane Murray of Houston, TX. as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation Friday, December 9, 2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Walker & Walker Graveside Service Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:00 PM Murphy Cemetery Ashe Community Austonio, TX Interment Murphy Cemetery Ashe Community Austonio, TX

                         Adline Lamb

Adline Lamb

Adline Patton Lamb was born February 5, 1921 in Tadmor, TX to the late Henrietta Simpson-Wiley and Bob Patton. She was the eldest of her siblings. She was raised by her grandmother, Adline Stewart, in the Tadmor Community. She completed her education at the Tadmor Community school. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Bethel CME Methodist Church in Tadmor, Texas where she served as a stewardess and member of the choir. She was involved in mission, member of the Eastern Star where she served as treasurer for many years. She enjoyed helping and caring for the people in her community. She worked as a home health provider, taking care of the elderly in the community for many years. Her love for the outdoors and nature led her to work for the Forestry Service where she served her community until she retired. She had blessed hands that were filled with love and compassion. Whether she was holding your hand or cultivating the ground, everything she touched blossomed. She left a lasting impression on everyone she met and she made you feel like family. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, fishing, reading, and puzzles. She met and married Jessie Edward Lamb on March 23, 1943 and to this union 13 children were born. She was the true definition of beauty, genuine love, wisdom, strength, perseverance, sacrifice and inspiration. Although she was called many names; Mama, Mom, Madea, Grandmother, Grandma, Mama Adline, Mama Line, Mo Mo, Maw Maw, Big Mama, Granny, or GiGi, one thing remained the same, she loved and treated us all the same. She was and will forever be greatly loved by all who were blessed to know her. Even though we loved her and wanted her to stay, God loved her most and called her home on November 26, 2022. She will forever live on in our hearts. She was preceded in death by her parents: Henrietta Simpson-Wiley (Albert Wiley) and Bob Patton. Husband: Jessie Edward Lamb, three daughters: Darla Skinner, Marion Lamb-Taylor, and Addie Kay Lamb, six sons: Henry Lamb, Monte Ray Lamb, Carl Wayne Lamb Sr, Ralph Lamb, Glenn Lamb and baby Otis Lamb, six sisters: Toledo, Elsie Mae, Corrine, Deilie, Snookum, and Catherine; ten brothers, Floyd, Abel, Sampson, Gerdine, George, Cornell, James T., Curtis, Isiac, and Cleotis. She leaves to cherish her memories: son, Larry Lamb of Killeen, TX, daughters Mary Louise Lamb of Phoenix, AZ, Wanda Warfield and Cheryl Thomas of Kennard, TX;son-in-law Jefferson Skinner (the late Darla), daughter-in- law LaWanda Lamb (the late Ralph); sister Caren Brooks (Cleo) of Lufkin, TX. 38 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren, 108 great-great grandchildren and 4 great-great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loved ones. Visitation Friday, Decmber 2, 2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Walker & Walker Funeral Service Saturday, December 3, 2022 11:00 AM Simpson Chapel Baptist Church Tadmor Community Interment McKelvey Cemetery Tadmor Community

                     Thomas Sherrod Jr.

Thomas Sherrod Jr.

Thomas Alan Sherrod Jr., known to most as Tom, was born February 5, 1960 to Lucy and Alan Sherrod. He was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 22, 2022. Tom grew up most of his life in Crockett and passed away in Latexo, TX. Tom was an artist, mason, rancher, and oil field worker. He was a hard worker and loved working with his hands. He loved working for Kevin and Diana Maxwell on their property and ranch. He loved hunting and fishing and probably the thought the “Four Seasons” were fishing season, deer season, turkey season, and dove season. He was a story teller, philosopher, and a comedian. Tom could make you laugh until you cry. He never met a stranger and loved to talk! He loved his family and church family. He loved his momma and called her almost every day. Most importantly he loved God. Tom was a wonderful Husband, Dad, PawPaw Son, Brother, and Friend. Tom is survived by his wife and best friend, Kim Sherrod; children, Brandon Sherrod and wife Carly, Katrin Low and fiancé Thomas, and Radley Low, and son-in-law Kenny Leediker. He is also survived by his grandchildren Andee and Ivey Sherrod, Gauge and Sy Low, Zayden, Coe, Avery Leediker and Lane Mancilla. Tom also leaves behind his mother, Lucy Sherrod; sisters, Tracy Minter, Donna Garret, and brothers-in-law Johnny Garrett, Raymond and Elton Christoph, William Bennett and sister-in-law De’An Bennett. Also left to cherish his memory are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and lots of friends. Tom is preceded in death by his father Thomas Alan Sherrod Sr., grandparents Tommy and Thelma Sherrod and Joe and Lela J. Spink; mother-in-law Ernestene Bennett; brother-in-law Bobby Minter and nephew, Brian Stewart. Memorial Service Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:30 AM Eastgate Family Church 1245 East Goliad Ave. Crockett, TX

                        Quention Shaver

Quention Shaver

Quention Dell Shaver (83) passed away Monday, November 7, 2022, at his home in Grapeland, TX. He was born March 5, 1939 in Latexo, TX. to parents Robbie Lee and O’dell Shaver. He worked with his father as an auto mechanic, was employed at Alcoa for many years, and owned Shaver Insurance until his retirement. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Grapeland and proud member of the Masonic Lodge #473. Quention is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Shaver; mother, Robbie Lee Shaver; father, O’dell Shaver; brother-in-law, Leroy Wilkinson; and nephew, Kenny Wilkinson. He is survived by his son, Quention Shaver Jr. and wife Kris; daughter, Kim Turrubiarte and husband David; daughter, Sandy Hobson; sister-in-law, Lyndol Wilkinson; nephew, Chris Wilkinson. Quention also leaves behind grandchildren Shaver Huff and wife Meagan; Chance Huff and wife Racheal; Hollie Ruth and husband Chris; Abby Hobson and husband Clayton; Trip Hobson, Charles Turrubiarte, Traetin Turrubiarte; and 12 Great Grandchildren. Quention was a people lover and cultivated a multitude of friends, most of which were life long, with whom he kept in touch until the end. Visitation Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Walker & Walker 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Graveside Service Thursday, November 10, 2022 Pennington Cemetery 10:00 AM

                        Doris Nell Jones

Doris Nell Jones

Doris Nell Jones, age 91, of Onalaska, Texas, passed away peacefully from this life on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Nell was born November 25, 1930, in Prentiss, Mississippi, to Stanley & Maggie Loftin. She was the 3rd child of the Loftin family. She was raised in Prentiss, Mississippi, on the family farm that was originally owned by her great granddad, McNease. She graduated from Jefferson Davis County High School in Prentiss. At 21, she eloped and married J.C. “Joe” Jones. They were married for 48 years and together had 7 children. They moved to Houston, Texas in 1960 where they lived and raised their family. Nell was a stay-at-home mom until 1982 when she began working at Lakewood Cleaners in North Houston. She worked there until moving to Onalaska in 1996. After the death of her first husband, Joe, in 2000, she became active with the senior citizens group in Onalaska. It is here that she met and fell in love with Arthur, whom she married in 2004. Since Arthur’s death last year, Nell has done some travelling with her oldest daughter, Gloria. In September, they were able to take a bus tour to see the Ark in Ohio. They travelled to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with her baby sister, Maxine, and had the chance to meet her great-granddaughter, Elena. Then in May, they travelled with Kennith to Mississippi to meet her great-grandkids, Tyler and Taylor and great-great-granddaughter, Kennedy. She was looking forward to taking a trip to Washington, D.C., but wasn’t able to go. Now she’s finished her race and travelled to her final destination – Heaven! Nell loved sitting on the porch, working in the yard, playing puzzles on the computer, looking at pictures of her grandbabies on Facebook and having a pretzel and root beer from Sonic! But most of all she loved Jesus and devoted her life to Him. You couldn’t talk to her for very long without finding out this fact. She talked about Him to anyone who would listen. Even during her last days, when she was confused, she was still praising Him. She was preceded in death by her first husband, J.C, and second husband, Arthur; her dad, mom, brother, Knox, and sister, Thelma; 6 of her children, Alvin, Doris, David (son-in-law), Edward, Lorrie (daughter-in-law) and Bobby Lynn; and 1 grandson, Donald. She will be deeply missed by her children, Gloria Jean Courtney, Orrin Kennith Jones, Geni Sheffield (daughter-in-law), Lisa McCartney Jones (daughter-in-Law) and Cindy Jo Melton and husband, Jay Melton. Grandchildren – Kevin Jones, Danielle Smith, Hannah Melton Reese and Bethany Melton. Great-Grandchildren – Torrie, Dylan, Destiny, Evan, Katie Lauren, Torrin, Tyler, Taylor Anne and Elena. And one Great-Great-Grandchild - Kennedy; sister, Maxine, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2:00pm at her church, Wildwood Gospel Church, located at 2070 Wildwood Drive, Onalaska, Texas 77360. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her church to further the Kingdom of God. Memorial Service Saturday, December 3, 2022 2:00 PM Wildwood Gospel Church 2070 Wildwood Drive Onalaska, Texas 77360

                    James Lee McFadden

James Lee McFadden

James Lee McFadden, 94, of Grapeland, Texas died September 16, 2022 at UT Health in Tyler, Texas. He was lovingly surrounded by his children and grandchildren in his final hours as he peacefully transitioned. James Lee (Jimmy) McFadden was born February 21, 1928, in Marshalltown, Iowa to Chester Earl McFadden and Rosamond Lee (Walker) McFadden. At age 12 his family relocated to Sugarland, Texas in Fort Bend County. Jimmy married Marian (Geisendorff) Prasatik January 05, 1968 and relocated from Fulshear, Texas to Grapeland in 1973. Jimmy worked as an electrician for many years. He later taught electrical trade courses to inmates at The Texas Department of Criminal Justice until retirement. Jimmy and his wife, Marian, joined in the ownership of McFadden’s Flower & Gift Shop located at 310 Market Street which is currently The Pink Dot. Following his retirement from TDJC, they expanded their services to include the restoration and sales of fine antiques. Jimmy is preceded in death by his wife Marian Pauline (Geisendorff) McFadden; parents Chester Earl and Rosamond Lee (Walker) McFadden; siblings Frank W. McFadden, Mary Josephine (McFadden) George, Virginia Davis (McFadden) Spears; and grandson Corey Wayne Rooker. A previous member of Grapeland Lions Club, Jimmy also enjoyed participating and traveling with Loners On Wheels ~ an RV Group based in SW Arkansas, NE Texas, NW Louisiana and SW Oklahoma. Jimmy will be remembered by his family and community as a giving and sharing individual. He was quick to drop whatever he was doing to help others whenever or wherever his talents and labors were needed. Jimmy McFadden is survived by six children: Earl Lee McFadden and Julie Smirl of Grapeland, Ronald W. Prasatik of Galveston, Virginia Norene (Ginger) Rettig and husband Delwin of Bellville, Mina Paulette (Paula) Prasatik of Grapeland, Clarence Mitchell (Mitch) Prasatik and wife Donna of Grapeland, and Lenora Annette Huff and husband Dustin of Grapeland. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, who all loved him greatly. Many will recall Jimmy as “the man on a bicycle” with his Yorkshire Terrier, Missy, riding in the basket. Along with his family and friends, his little sidekick will miss him greatly. A Graveside Service will be held Sunday, October 16th at 12:30 pm at Grapeland City Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to join us for lunch and fellowship at the Town Hall building at Salmon Lake Park. Bring your lawn chairs as seating may be limited. Graveside Services Grapeland City Cemetery Sunday, October 16th 12:30 PM

                       Deanna Holden

Deanna Holden

Deanna Faith (Fisher) Holden, 78, of Palestine, TX., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday September 12, 2022. She was born on November 14,1943 to her parents Schuyler Fisher and Emaline (Hill) Fisher. Deanna was a loving and devoted to her family and the Lord. A devout Christian, Deanna was an active member of the Family of Faith Church in Elkhart, TX before she became too ill to continue. Deanna was preceded in death by her parents Schuyler and Emaline Fisher, her sisters Oma Gwen Saxton, Wanda (Donald) Kerr, Zelda (Edward) Hawthorne, and Willa Jo Reynolds and brother, Ronald Fisher Sr. She was also preceded in death by her husbands Edward Noonan and Charley Holden. Left to cherish her memory are her children; Dana (Aaron) Dowling of Slocum, TX., Debbie Noonan of Palestine, TX., Leslie Noonan of Crockett, TX, Thomas (Shannon) Fitzgerald of Palestine, TX, and Belinda (Paul) Waddle of Palestine, TX; Eric (Sara) Holden of Houston, TX. She also leaves behind brother-in-law Lyman E. Reynolds of Cleveland, TX, and sister-in-law, Joyce Fisher of Trinity, TX. “Nana” to her 16 grandchildren: DeeAnn, Amber, Tymothy, Quade, Tanna, Jenna, Tristan, Kaysi, Evelyn, Ema, Christopher, Terry, Tonya, Tiffany, Teresa and Sarah and her 15 great grandchildren: Cortney, Raylynn, Piper, Braden, Bryston, Briella, Jack, Cheyenne, Naveah, Collin, Cain, Ella, Kai, Terrance and Taki. Deanna also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and friends that she has come to meet over the years. She will be missed as they carry on her legacy. The family of Deanna would like to express their sincere appreciation to Sandra Foster, her care giver for the past 4 years who was considered a daughter. They would also like to thank Enhibit Home Health nursing staff and the staff at UT Health East Texas for their attention and care. Visitation Saturday, September 17, 2022 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Walker & Walker Graveside Services Evergreen Cemetery Sunday, September 18, 2022 2:00 PM Interment Evergreen Cemetery Grapeland, TX

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