Cass county obits Feb. 28, 2018

CHRIS CLAYTON
Aug. 10, 1970 - Feb. 24, 2018
Chris Clayton, 47, of Bivins, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.
He was born Aug. 10, 1970, in Atlanta. He was employed by International Paper, was a member of Huffines Baptist Church and served in the U. S. Air Force during Operation Desert Storm. He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, hunting, camping and coaching baseball.
He is survived by his wife, Tonya Clayton of Bivins; son, Dillon Clayton and wife Jessica of Uncertain; daughter, Angerie “Nyki” Jeans and husband David of LaVergne, Tenn.; his mother, Charlotte Clayton of Atlanta; father, Bobby Howard and wife Kim of Queen City; two brothers, Jeremiah Howard of Nash and  Josh Howard of Atlanta; two sisters, Erin Rowe of Texarkana and Emily Howard of Queen City; two grandchildren, Brooklynne and Brayson; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Smyrna Baptist Church with Bro. Gary Terry and Bro. Gene Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Watson Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Those wishing to memorialize Chris may contribute to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758516, Topeka, KS 66675; the American Legion, P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206; or Veteran’s for America at www.veteransofamerica.vet.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
 
LOUISE ROBINSON McGEE
Jan. 29, 1915 - Feb. 22, 2018
After 103 years of outstanding, glorious, caring and compassionate years, Emma Louise Robinson McGee went to her final reward Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in a local nursing home. She was born on Jan. 29, 1915, in the Union Chapel Community.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Carrie Robinson; her sister, Elna Teague; and her husband of 46 years, Tillman McGee.
Beside a multitude of friends and students, mourning her death and celebrating her life are two nephews, Bobby and Myra Jo Teague of Brownsboro and Bill and Opal Teague of Atlanta; first cousins, Jane Brabham Murdock of Gilmer, Wanda Brabham Posey and husband Don of Temple and Charles and Elaine Brabham of Hughes Springs; as well as, a host of additional relatives ranging from second cousins to great-great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Atlanta and a member of the What-So-Ever Sunday school class, where she served as class president.
She taught school for 45 years, mostly in the Atlanta public school system, most of those years spent teaching the third grade. She was also a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was also a volunteer for the Atlanta Memorial Hospital.
She graduated from McMurry College in Abilene with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She later obtained a Master of Education Degree from East Texas State College in Commerce, now Texas A&M-Commerce.
Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the Hanner Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jacob Smith and Dr. John Wilkey officiating. Interment followed at Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
The family would like to thank Dr. Dan Nichols and his staff at Ellington Memorial Clinic, the staff of the Wesley House Assisted Living, the staff at Golden Villa Nursing Home and the nurses and aides of Kelton Home Health Care for their wonderful care and love.
The family encourages you to donate in her memory to the building fund of the First United Methodist Church of Atlanta, 701 Lindsey Lane, Atlanta, Texas 75551.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
 
DELORIAS MILAM
Oct. 18, 1935 - Feb. 21, 2018
DeLorias Milam, 82, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in a local nursing home.
She was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Atlanta, to M. B. and Eleanor Draper. She was retired from Queen City Independent School District. She was a member of Calvary Tabernacle, a volunteer for Atlanta Memorial Hospital and several other charities. She enjoyed spending time spoiling her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie Milam of Atlanta; daughter, Rhonda Soileau and husband Mike of Atlanta; son, Don Milam and wife Rhonda of Atlanta; sister, LaRue Lee of Queen City; brother, Benny Draper of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Beth Soileau Lanning, Brooke Eaves Allen, Brianne Milam Hale and Amy Soileau Crump; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Hanner Funeral Service
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Tabernacle with the Rev. Billy Dupree and Bro. Shelby Crump officiating. Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
 
GEORGIA KENNEDY
Nov. 20, 1941 – Feb. 23, 2018
Georgia Kennedy, 76, of New Diana, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at First Baptist Church in Ore City. Interment followed at Ore City Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Ore City.
 
LULA MAE CHAMBLEE
Sept. 15, 1926 - Feb. 19, 2018
Lula Mae Chamblee, 90, of Atlanta, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 in an Atlanta nursing home.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Beech Creek Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
 
JEARLDEEN LANCASTER
May 1, 1930 - Feb. 19, 2018
Jearldeen Lancaster, 87, of Hughes Springs, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Interment followed at Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
 
LARRY FRANKLIN LATTIMORE
Aug. 20, 1931 – Feb. 19, 2018
Larry Franklin Lattimore, 86, of Ore City, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the First United Methodist Church Faith Center. Interment followed at Coffeeville Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral home of Ore City
 
BARBARA LYNN MORRIS SMITH
Oct. 5, 1944 - Feb. 18, 2018
Barbara Lynn Morris Smith, 73, of Linden, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. 
Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, in the chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.
 
VERA EMMALENE PATTERSON
June 19, 1931 - Feb. 17, 2018
Vera Emmalene Patterson, 86, of Linden, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
Graveside services were at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at Daniel Cemetery in Wickes, Ark., under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Linden.
 
BONNIE ANN GASKIN
April 4, 1946 - Feb. 16, 2018
Bonnie Ann Gaskin, 71, of Douglassville, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Linden.
 
GLADYS HAYES
April 22, 1934 – Feb. 16, 2018
Gladys Hayes, 83, of Omaha, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.
Funeral services were at  1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Daingerfield. Interment followed at Whitmore Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
RONALD LEE BURGERSON
July 31, 1938 – Feb. 15, 2018
Ronald Lee Burgerson, 79, of Lone Star, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.
Memorial services were from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb, 21, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
DON RAY PAFFORD
Nov. 29, 1947 - Feb. 14, 2018
Don Ray Pafford, 70, of Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Interment followed at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
FRANCIS JOYCE LOGAN
May 17, 1932 – Feb. 9, 2018
Francis Joyce Logan, 85, of Linden, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Linden Church of Christ. Interment followed at the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Linden.

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