Grayson Co., Texas
Barbara Ann Akers, 56, of Dana, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007.
She was born June 24, 1950, the daughter of Rubin Stephens of Prestonsburg and the late Mary Caudill Stephens.
In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Bobby Curtis Akers; two sons, Bobby Curtis Akers II of Dwale and Ronald Brent Akers of Paintsville; three brothers, Danny C. Stephens of Martin, Teddy Tom Stephens of Prestonsburg, Bobby Caudill of Cynthiana; one sister, Nancy Meade of Dwale; and one grandson.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 25, at Hall Funeral Home.
Burial followed in Akers Cemetery. - - - Medical Leader, Jan 27, 2007
SHERMAN - Bonnie Chesnut, 95-year-old Sherman resident, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2008 in Whitesboro. Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Akers Cemetery, with Rev. Paul Ryan officiating. Bonnie was born Aug. 25, 1913, in the Celtic community in Grayson County to Walter and Gertrude Phares Sollis. She was educated in the Sherman Public Schools and attended Grayson County College. She worked as a realtor, a bookkeeper for Harper Oil Company and a cashier for GTE. She married Cecil R. Chesnut on Feb. 9, 1941, in Durant Okla. After more than 63 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on June 12, 2004. She is survived by cousins and caretakers, Charles and Lois Sims. You may sign the online guestbook at www.dannelfuneralhome.com.
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Eva Gladys Holmes Brinkley
Graveside services for Eva Gladys Holmes Brinkley 79, who passed away Tuesday, July 30, 1996 in San Antonio, Texas will be held at Akers Cemetery, Monday, August 5, 1996 at 11 a. m. Dannel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Brinkley was born April 1, 1917 in Sherman, Texas, the daughter of John and Bertha Hammond Holmes. She was a Sherman High School graduate, Class of 1935. She married Shelley R. Brinkley of Sherman, September 5, 1937. She was pianist and assistant clerical worker for several years at the East Sherman Baptist Church. She was active in church work while residing in Dallas, Waco and San Antonio. She served several years as librarian for the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Societies. Her sister, Mary Elizabeth Holmes Pryor, formerly of Sherman, recently preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, of San Antonio, Texas; sons William Ralph Brinkley of San Antonio, Texas, and Stanley Joe Brinkley of Tucson, Arizona; aunt, Georgia Holmes of Sherman; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 735, Sherman, Texas 75091 or to the donor`s favorite charity. The family will be at Dannel Funeral Home Sunday afternoon from 5 to 7 p. m. - - - Sherman Herald Democrat, 1996
DORCHESTER - Manuel Duran Sr., 71, of Dorchester passed away Nov. 26, 2008 at his home. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Fr. Jeremy Myers will officiate and Deacon Thomas Avila will assist. Burial will follow at Akers Cemetery. Manuel was born Sept. 12, 1937 in Lubbock to Marcus Duran and Margret Martinez Duran. He grew up in Ida Lou. Manuel was preceded in death by his son Michael Jerome Duran, Feb. 2, 1973,-Aug 11, 2007. He is survived by wife Jane Vasquez Duran and his children: Teresa Duran Lopez and husband Noe, Dorothy Duran Gallegos and husband Concepcion, Manuel Duran Jr., Rebecca Duran Denison and husband Doyle, James Duran and wife Colleen, Donna Duran Waide, Gilbert Duran, Gabriel Duran and wife Crystal and Laura Huff Duran, daughter in law. Manuel is survived by 20 grandchildren as well as his brothers Ronnie and Johnny Duran, sisters Mary Ramos, and Annie Alvarado. A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at the Waldo Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon John LeBlanc officiating. A visitation will follow from 6:30 -8 p.m. The online register may be signed at www.waldofuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank everyone for their acts of kindness and prayers during their difficult time. - - - Texas Obituaries, Nov 28, 2008
Services will be held for Mildred
Galyon on Thursday, August 13 at 10:00AM at Dannel Funeral Home. Joe Ed
Furr of Western Heights Church of Christ will officiate. Interment will
follow at Akers Cemetery. Mrs. Galyon passed away on Sunday, August 9,
Hood, Oliver Perry Hazard , 9-27-1821/8-8-1895 , buried Akers Cemetery (pension # 26147)
Mary E. Johnson
Mary E. Johnson, 79, of Prestonsburg, Ky., died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006.
She was born Jan. 11, 1927, the daughter of the late Ivory A. and Elsie Collins Smiley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Abe Smiley; and two sisters, Helen Smiley Holbrook and Waleda Smiley.
She is survived by one son, Kenneth Smiley of Prestonsburg; one daughter, Carlene Muncy of Prestonsburg; one sister, Phyllis A. Boyd of Plaino, Texas; four grandchildren, Lisa, Angie, Kenneth and Kevin; and one great-grandson, Cameron.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 31, at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Burial followed in Akers Cemetery. - - - Medical Leader, Jan 27, 2007
HOWE - Funeral services for
Phillip Johnson will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 in the Howe Church of
Christ. Toby Soechting of the church will officiate. Burial with military honors
by the U.S. Marine Corps will be held at Akers Cemetery. Phillip went to be with
his Father in Heaven and left his earthly shell with its pain and heartache on
Sept. 21, 2009.
Phillip began his earthly life on July 22, 1922 in Albany, Okla., born to Lydia Adelia and Alonzo Henry Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Minnie Jewel (Johnnie) Thomas, Mildred Boone, and Ruth Johnson.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 62 years and 8 months, Fern L. Johnson of the home; daughter, Phyllis Thornton; grandchildren, Justin G. Thornton and Jennifer D. Thornton; and two great-grandchildren, Katrina and Alyssa, all of Edmond, Okla.
Phillip served his country as a Marine during World War II. His duty carried him through most of the Pacific Theater, including the battle of Okinawa. After the war, Phillip returned to Sherman and married his longtime sweetheart, Fern Smith on Jan. 26, 1947. After the wedding, Fern and Phillip attended North Texas State University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Austin College. Phillip graduated from Austin College in 1952. During this time, Fern and Phillip's daughter was born.
Phillip worked for Sherman Manufacturing Co. as well as many other places to support his family while attending Austin College. Upon graduation, he was hired by Texas Seismograph Co. and subsequently Rayflex Oil Exploration Co. where he worked as their chief computer. The family lived in six states and many towns in those states during the five years he was so employed.
In 1957, Phillip and Fern began teaching school. They taught 2 1/2 years in Texas and then 16 years in Yuma, Ariz. In the summers and also during a sabbatical from Arizona, they attended East Texas State University (now TAMU at Commerce). Phillip earned a master's degree and completed all the course work for a doctorate in biology. He worked on his doctorate while holding a teaching fellowship.
While living in Arizona, Phillip raised quarter horses as a hobby and enjoyed riding horses with his daughter. Fern and Phillip gave Phyllis this support in enjoying something she had always dreamed of doing.
Phillip and Fern retired from teaching in 1977 to work a farm they had purchased near Howe. They raised cattle and grew wheat, corn, and milo. In 1987, Phillip and Fern moved to the Florida Keys and lived there off and on for seven years. Phil was fond of fishing, swimming, and boating and the Keys made a perfect playground. He really enjoyed catching dolphin, sailfish, yellowtail, etc.
Phillip and Fern returned to their home in Howe in 2001 and remained there until he succumbed to the ravages of time and peripheral artery disease.
While Phillip was attending Austin College in the 1950s, he declared his faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and was baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit for the remission of his sins. He continued to walk in the light of his faith in God, Jesus, and the Spirit through out his life. His family looks forward with the hope that is ours through our Lord, Jesus Christ, to the day we will be reunited to live together forever with God, our Father.
The family will receive friends from 5 -7 p.m. Wednesday at Waldo Funeral Home. The online register book can be signed at waldofuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to the Boles Children's Home at 7065 Love, Quinlan, TX 75474. Published in The Herald Democrat on 9/23/2009
RICHARD ARLEN “MONK” MORRELL
Services for Richard Arlen “Monk” Morrell, 64, of Pottsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 at the Waldo Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at the Akers Cemetery in Sherman. Services are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.
Richard Arlen “Monk” Morrell passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at the Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1944 in Los Angeles, Calif. the son of John Estell and Katheryn Rachel Clifton Morrell. Monk was drafted into the Marines and served in the Vietnam War. He loved to cook, compete in chili cookoffs, drag boat races, fishing and most of all, spending time with his family and reading to his grandkids. Monk was loved and was very proud of his son. He never met a stranger and loved his friends. Monk played football at OSU before being drafted into the Marines.
He is survived by his wife, Toni Morrell of Pottsboro; son, Richard Arlen “Rick” Morrell II and his wife Patsy of Whitesboro; mother, Katheryn Rachel Morrell; two grandchildren, Richard Arlen “River” Morrell III and Madison Morrell; two brothers, Claude Morrell and wife Pat of Bells and Ronnie Joe Morrell and wife Linda of Gainesville and their son Brad and his wife Nicole. Monk is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Pallbearers will be Bob Carter, Bob Bruegemann, Scott McKinney, Marc Thompson, Mark Akin, Buddy Gray, Joe Mac Williams, Vince West and Wayne McCarley.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the donors charity of choice.
The online register book may be signed online at www.waldofuneralhome.com. - - - Gainesville Daily Register, Sept 6, 2009
Robert “Bob” Lyle Norrell
Graveside services for Robert “Bob”
Lyle Norrell, 65, of Sherman will be held on Friday, July 24, 2009 at
10:00 a.m. at Akers Cemetery. Reverend Kenneth Dacus of Victory Missionary
Baptist Church will officiate assisted by Chaplain Carol Hobson of Home
Hospice of Grayson County. Bob passed away on Tuesday, July 21 at his
residence. Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home.
BERTHA PELLEY - Howe - Services for Bertha Pelley, 93-year-old Howe Texas resident, were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct 10 at the Howe Church of Christ. She died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002. Toby Soechting officiated with burial following in Akers Cemetery. Mrs. Pelley was born on Feb. 29, 1909, in Turkey, Texas, daughter of David and Katherine Matthews Gunn. She married Elmer Lee Pelley on Oct. 7, 1933. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1956. She was a member of the Howe Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by one son, Wayne Pelley, and one daughter, Thelma Timpson. Surviving is her daughter, Sue Vance of Howe. She was also a loving grandmother to her five grandchildren, Debbie Pelley, Marietta Youngblood, Barbara Smitherman, Terry Hooper and Susie Cooley, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Flesher Funeral Home in Howe had charge of arrangements.
Rahamy Arden Mitchell
Funeral services for Rahamy Arden Mitchell, 38, of Bonham will be held on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Key Memorial United Methodist Church in Sherman. Rev. Albert Fisher of the church will officiate. He will be laid to rest at Akers Cemetery with Military Honors and Law Enforcement Color Guard Honors accorded at graveside. The family and friends will return to the church after the service to fellowship. Arrangements are under direction of Dannel Funeral Home of Sherman.
Upon graduation, Rahamy served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was employed with Presco for 10 years before becoming a member of law enforcement as a jailer. In 2002 he became a field patrol deputy for Fannin County. He was to be promoted to Investigator in the near future. He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Morris in 2002 and his grandfather, Woodrow Little. He is survived by his son, Kiefer Woodrow Mitchell of Sherman; his father, John Mitchell of Beaumont, CA.; grandmother, Billie Little of Bonham; sisters, Jamie Morris of Denison, Krista Howes of California, Amanda Holcomb and husband, Kevin, Kelli Elmore, Sondra Arnold, Amber Horton, Gracie; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Dannel Funeral Home. Pallbearers for Deputy Mitchell will be Kevin Verner, Rick Landeros, George Robinson, Greg Garrison, Tracy Foster and Terry Clark. If desired, memorials may be made to the Kiefer Mitchell Benefit Fund c/o American Bank of Texas, 2011 Texoma Parkway, Sherman, Tex. 75090 or any branch, or Bonham State Bank.
You may sign the online registry at DannelFuneralHome.com.