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|Fraser, Aretes "Rita"||----||Jan. 11, 2008||The Leonard Graphic, January 2008|
|Houser, Johnny "Cotton"||June 2, 1938||Aug. 24, 2007||The Leonard Graphic, August 2007|
|Tonihka, Carolyn Ann||Oct. 15, 1948||----||The Leonard Graphic, May 2007|
Fraser, Aretes "Rita"
Funeral services for Mrs. Aretes "Rita" Fraser, a 69 year old Leonard resident, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the First United Methodist Church of Leonard, Tex. Rev. Willie Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel in Leonard. Burial will be in the Valley Creek Cemetery. She passed away Friday, Jan. 11, at the Red River Regional Hospital in Bonham, Tex.
Mrs. Fraser married Robert Ray Fraser in Dallas, Tex. She was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church of Leonard and worked for many years as a nurse’s aide at the Leonard Manor.
She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Edward (Eddie) and Ashlea Fraser of Bonham and Steve Fraser of Sacramento, Calif.; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy Donnell and Larry Songer of Leonard and Susan and Cory Cate of Livermore, Calif.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Archie and Joan Robinson and James and Jackie Robinson, all of Canton, Tex.; grandchildren, Amanda and Justin Horton, Morgan Songer, Tara Carlisle Fraser and Emily Fraser; numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Fraser was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Emuil and Lilly Darby Robinson; her husband, Robert Ray Fraser; sister, Linda Boyd; brother-in-law, David Boyd and her grandson, Matthew Songer.
To convey condolences or to sign an on-line register, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com. ~ ~ ~ The Leonard Graphic, January 2008
Houser, Johnny "Cotton"
August 30, 2007 - Funeral services for Johnny "Cotton" Houser, 69 of Leonard, were held Monday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Randolph with Rev. David Brackett and Rev. Daniel Caldwell officiating. Burial was in the Valley Creek Cemetery near Leonard. Family visitation was Sunday, Aug. 26, from 6-8 p.m. He died Friday, Aug. 24, in Dallas Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 2, 1938 in Ennis, Tex., the son of John J. Houser, Jr., and Julia Inez Minton Houser. He married Glenda Ann Love on Sept. 27, 1959, in McKinney. He was a Baptist and a brick mason.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Houser of Trenton; daughter, Lisa Baldridge of Leonard; son, Phillip Houser of Leonard; sister, Bobbie Long of Trenton; grandchildren, Bobby Houser, Brittany Thacker, Keisha Houser, Breanna, Brandy and Brennen Houser, Amanda, Michael and Victor Correa and James Gardner; great-grandchildren, Cody Houser, Bryce and Morgan Lower, Skyler Hutchins, Mary Robinson and Delphia Cotton; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home of Leonard was in charge of arrangements.
To convey condolences or to sign an on-line register, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com. ~ ~ ~ The Leonard Graphic, August 2007
Tonihka, Carolyn Ann
May 24, 2007 - Funeral services for Carolyn Ann Tonihka, age 58 of Leonard, will be held Friday, May 25, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Leonard. Burial will be at the Valley Creek Cemetery near Leonard.
She was born Oct. 15, 1948 in Cordova, Ala., the daughter of Willie James Sides and Ruby Drummond Sides. She married Donnie Tonihka in Dallas, Tex. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Leonard.
She is survived by her husband, Donnie Tonihka of Leonard; sons, Eddie and James Coleman, both of Amity, Ark., Richard Tonihka of Arlington, Tex., Tim Tonihka of Bonham and James Tonihka of Leonard; daughter, Felisha Tonihka of Celeste; sisters, Delia McDaniel of Richardson, Marilyn Cleary of Mesquite, Benita Brown of Carrollton, Cresencia Valdez of Dallas and Ruby Rogers of Mesquite; brothers, Bernard Valdez of Carrollton, Manuel Valdez of Carrollton and David Valdez of Mesquite.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m.
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Leonard has charge of the arrangements.
To convey condolences or to sign an on-line register, please visit www.TJMFuneral.com. ~ ~ ~ The Leonard Graphic, May 2007