Stephanie Casteel Terry

Stephanie Casteel Terry passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Morrillton, Ark.  She was born on March 16, 1961, to Joe and Maggie Casteel.  Stephanie graduated from Atlanta High School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s and Master’s  Degrees from Texas A.M. at Texarkana. She was working towards earning her Doctorate degree.

On June 16, 2012, she married the love of her life, Philip Terry. She and Philip lived happily in Texarkana, Texas. Philip brought so much to Stephanie’s life, including two beautiful children, Philip, Jr. and Alicia. Recently, they welcomed their wonderful and much loved grandchildren Miracle and Paisley.

Stephanie was dedicated member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Texas. She sang in First Praise Choir, the Praise Team and played the hand bells. Stephanie, an educator at heart, taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, served as a Children’s choir teacher and volunteered with AWANA clubs. Throughout her many years of a member of First Baptist, she served in many other areas in the ministry.

Stephanie was a dedicated teacher at Yerger Middle School. Stephanie worked for many years as an educator and impacted the lives of many of her students and co-workers.  Stephanie was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Atlanta Woman’s Club.

Stephanie leaves to cherish her memory, Philip, her husband. She is also survived by her mother, Maggie Casteel; her step-children, PJ and Alicia; her siblings Pam Boyce (LaPrensa), Karen Casteel, Kasonja Velasquez, (Frank), Chris Casteel (Habiba), Kelli Casteel, Terry Lloyd (Theressa), Tammy Blaylock, Michael Williams (Deb) and Stacy Henderson (Quincy), her sisters-in-law Mary Lloyd and Barbara Jones (Ralph). Stephanie also leaves her aunts and uncles; Jewel Blaylock, Dorothy Nickelberry, Edna Nickleberry, LaRuth Casteel, Wiley Scott and Tony Hudson; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many wonderful co-workers and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Casteel, brother, Gerald Lloyd, and niece LaShonda King.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Atlanta, with Wesley Mills officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 6 p.m., Friday, February 9, at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

 

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Annie Louise Smith

Anne Louise Smith, 86, of Atlanta died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at a local hospital. Ms. Smith was born April 14, 1931, in Jefferson, Texas. She was a dietary aide and a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Ruth Brown.

Survivors include three sons, James (Gloria)  Smith, Charles Smith and Vernon (Claudette) Smith; and five daughters, Beverly  (Larry) Young, Thressa  (David) Rainge, Patricia Richardson, Debra Smith-McLin and Kathy Smith.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Linden, Texas, with Johnny Jackson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Viewing will be Friday, February 2, from noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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Otis Dale Wallace

Otis Dale Wallace, 92, of Atlanta died Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at a local hospital.

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Mr. Wallace  was born March 25, 1925, in Carthage, Texas.  He was a retired mechanic and a member of Faith Temple Church.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Wallace of Atlanta, TX; three sons, Joel D Wallace, Otis M. Wallace and Clifford R. Wallace; three daughters, Linda J. Maxie, Alice S. Black and Barbara Wallace, and two brothers, Tom Wallace and Milton Wallace.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with The Rev. Arlistel Maxie officiating.  Burial will be in Sips Cemetery, Karnack, Texas, under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.  Viewing will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

 

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Earnest Edward Clark

Earnest Edward Clark, 67, of Longview, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at his home.

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Mr. Clark was born Oct. 10, 1950. He was a real estate agent and a member of Jones Hill COGIC.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Roberson Clark; two daughters, LaTasha R. Clark and Andrea S. Clark; and four brothers, Henry Clark, Lee A. Clark, Charles Clark and David Clark.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones Hill COGIC with Elder K. N’Namdi officiating. Burial will be in Jones Hill Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home

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Mattie B. Gilliam Stiger

Mattie Gilliam Stiger, 89, of Atlanta died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at her residents.  Mrs. Stiger was born December 16, 1927, in Rodessa, La.   She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four sons, Larry Gilliam, Quinton Gilliam, Michael Gilliam and Kenneth Gilliam; two stepchildren, James Smith and Alice Smith; one sister, Dorothy Davis; one brother, Thomas Humphrey; two grandchlidren, Robert Gilliam and Shaderdia Gilliam and a number other relatives and friends.

Service will be 11 a;.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. B.C. James officiating, Rev. Arlistel Maxie Pastor.  Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.   Visitation will be noon to 5 p.m. Friday, December 1, at the funeral home

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Preston Lockhart, Jr.

 

M. Preston Lockhart Jr., 75, of Linden, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas. Mr. Lockhart was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Douglassville, Texas. He was employed in construction and a member of Gum Springs CME Church.

Survivors include four sisters, Queen Dickerson, Mary Neal, Helen Collins and Roberta Dowell; four brothers, Sammie Lockhart, Billy Martin, David Martin and Joe Martin; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Gum Springs CME Church with the Rev. Patricia Fuller and Elder D. Casteel officiating. Burial will be in Gum Springs Community Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m. Friday, November 3, at the funeral home.

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Cynthia Louise Lendford

Cynthia Louise “Penny” Lendford, 59, of Shreveport, La., died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at a local nursing home. Mrs. Lendford was born Jan. 9, 1958, in Marshall, Texas. She was employed in retail sales and a member of New Birth Baptist Church, Shreveport, La.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, O.D. and Bobby Wallace of Atlanta; three brothers, Joel D. Wallace of Marshall, Otis M. Wallace (Sheena) of Dacula, Ga., and Clifford R. Wallace  (Tish) of Dallas; four sisters, Linda J. Maxie (Arlistel) of Atlanta, Texas, and Alice S. Black (Wilbert E) of Tyler, Texas, and Barbara A. Wallace and Della Prince of Dallas; one special friend, Ricky Thomas; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Arlistel Maxie officiating under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

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James Ray Hatley

James Ray Hatley, 72, of Douglassville, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital. Mr. Hatley was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Atlanta.

Survivors include A very close friend, Dorothy Wells; three daughters, Linda (Shawn) Young of Atlanta and Carolyn Hatley and Tina Hatley of Fresno, Calif.; six sons, Tyrone (Veronica) Tatum of Texarkana, Kenneth(Betty) Hatley, Ardis Hatley and Edward Lawson of Fresno, Roy (Sametra) Wells of Carthage, Texas, and Rodney (Letizia) Wells of Atlanta; two sisters, Sandra (Harvey) King and Debra Williamson of Texarkana; four brothers, Jesse (Odessa) Hatley of Dallas and Lawrence (Pat) Hatley, Kenneth (Alice) Richardson and Dale Williamson of Texarkana; 34 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Gum Springs CME Church, Douglassville, with Superintendent Greggory Hatley officiating. Burial will be in Gum Springs Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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John Martin

John L. “Big Daddy” Martin, 79, of Queen City, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at a Texarkana hospital. Mr. Martin was born April 16, 1938, in Shiloh, Texas. He was a concrete layer and a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Johnnie R. Martin of Domino, Texas, Will Martin of Texarkana and Fedric L. Martin of Shiloh; three daughters, Sharel Dyer of Texarkana and Dorothy Martin and Rachel Martin of Domino; one brother, C.M. Martin of Amarillo, Texas; three sisters, Mozelle H. Jackson of Atlanta, Martha Watson of Tyler, Texas, and Lue Ella Kidd of Los Angeles; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Tabernacle, Queen City, with Bishop Marvin Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home

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Christopher Michael Ivery

Christopher Michael Ivery, 56, of Galveston, Texas, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in a Galveston hospital. Mr. Ivery was born Feb. 17, 1961, in Atlanta. He was a landscaper.

Survivors include:  his mother, Mable Wilson;  two daughters, Kristy Ivery and Zalissy Ivery; three sons, Russell (Tenique)  Stiger, Vonderrick Blackwell and Zamarion Ivery; eight brothers, Kelvin (Temikia) Ivery, Greg (Casey) Wilson, Rodney Wilson, Patrick Wilson, Robert Wilson, Eugene Wilson Ronnie Wilson and Michael Wilson; five sisters, Christene (Rickie) Banks, Phoebie (David) Boley, Carol Beane, Maxine Mallory and Connie Wilson; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Closed casket services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Community Nazarene Church, Atlanta, with Elder Herbert Harper officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

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Delvon Eugene Federick, Sr.

Delvon Eugene Federick, Sr., 36 of Atlanta, TX, passed away September 20, 2017 at U.T. Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, Tx.  Mr. Federick was born January 9, 1981 in Compton, California.  H was a member of St. John Baptist Church and was a custodian at Queen City ISD.

Survivors include his wife, ShaRhonda Edmond; five children, Delasia, Ariannah, Nyanza, Delvon Jr. and Koredell; his parents, Junior Federick and Belinda Magee Federick; two brothers, Paul E. Magee III and Jermaine V. Magee; one sister, Tameka L. Fletcher; his grandparents, Annette and Norman Walker; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m Friday, September 29 at Bible Deliverance located at 1405 Loop 236, Queen City, TX with the Rev. Antwoin Falls officiating.  Viewing will be held Thursday, September 28, at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m.    Burial will be held at Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

 

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Arstine Dickerson

Arstine Dickerson, 80, of Atlanta died Monday, June 26, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas. Ms. Dickerson was born May 19, 1937, in Linden, Texas. She was retired from Red River Army Depot and a member of Free Christian Zion Church.

Survivors include four sons, J.C. Dickerson Jr.,  Everett Undra Dickerson Sr. and Roy Lee  (Tammy) Dickerson all of Atlanta, TX, Timothy Dickerson of Dallas, TX; four daughters, Bernice (Joe) Anderson of Nashville, Arkansas, Wonder Faye (Tommy) Rosser of Clarksville, TX, Josie LaVonne Banks of Bloomburg, TX, and Stena Faye Snell of Nashville, Arkansas; four sisters, Sivrene, Fannie, Joyce and Judy of ,Greenville, TX; one brother, Roy Stephens of Greenville, TX; three sisters-in-law, Estell Neal and Mae Bell Finley of Douglassville, TX, Princy Dickerson of Atlanta, TX.; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Free Christian Zion Church with Vera A. Brown officiating.

Burial will be in Gum Springs Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Charles Edward McKinney

Charles Edward McKinney, 78, of Atlanta died Saturday, June 10, 2017, in a Texarkana hospital.  Mr. McKinney was born Dec. 5, 1938, in Douglassville, Texas.  He was a member of Queen City COGIC.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay McKinney; five children, Charles Jefferson, Russell Stiger, Erika Allen, Pamela Jefferson and Kristy Ivery; five brothers, John McKinney, Harold McKinney, Maurice McKinney, Will McKinney and Lonnie “Cole” McKinney; three sisters, Merline Lawson, Odessi Lee and Alberta; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Enon First Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Connie R. Jiles officiating. Burial will be in Ware Memorial Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Dessie Simmons

Dessie George Simmons, 62, of Queen City, Texas, died Thursday, May 11, 2017, at his home. Mrs. Simmons was born Aug. 1, 1954, in Domino, Texas. She was a production worker with Holly Burton Industrial Plant.  Dessie was preceded in death by her son Kenny Hunt and sister, Cynthia Jefferson.

Survivors include her husband, Mathew Simmons of Domino; two daughters,  Shelia (Larry) Mayfield and Amy Hunt Smith of Fort Worth, Texas; her mother, Ammie Jefferson of Domino; three sisters, Onita (Gerald Boyce) Tyson of Queen City, Deborah (Gilbert) Williams of Domino and Felecia (Lonnie)  Waller of Texarkana, Texas; two brothers, Ray Charles (Willa)  Jefferson and James  of Domino; six grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Serviecs will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Golden Gate Baptist Church, Domino, with the Rev. Joe Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

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Charles Henry Bridges

Charles Henry Bridges, 65, of Kildare, Texas, died Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Kildare.  Mr. Bridges was born May 1, 1951, in Kildare. He was a member of St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include,  one daughter, Queenie Griggs; two sons, Rodney Coleman and Demetrice Coleman of Dallas; two brothers, Clarence Bridges and Leroy Bridges of Dallas; one sister, Ruthetta Mathews of Bivins, Texas; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Closed casket services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Darty officiating. Burial will be in Galloway Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. O

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