Richard Stiger, Sr.

Richard Stiger, Sr. 82 of Atlanta, passed away January 15, 2021 at his residence.   Mr. Stiger was born April 2, 1938 in Shiloh, Texas.   He was a member of Living Water COGIC and a retired Railroad-Construction Worker.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Kirk Harper; a daughter, Latresa Yvonne Stiger Parker; 9 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Graveside Service will be held January 23, 2021 at the Shiloh Cemetery at 11:00 A.M.  Rev. Richard Stiger, Jr. officiating, under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.     The body may be viewed on Friday, January 22, from 5:00 P.M until 7:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Survivors includes:  2 sons, Richard Stiger, Jr, Texarkana, TX, and Christopher (Shanequa) Stiger of Atlanta, Texas; 2 daughters, Tina (Freddy) Washington of Ashdown, AR; and Felicia (Jaimmonica) June of Grand Prairie, Texas., a brother, Ronnie(Thelma Jewel) Stiger, Sr. of Queen City, Texas, 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

 

 

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Miles McGraw

Miles McGraw  97 of Douglassville, TX passed away on December 30, 2020 in a Texarkana Hospital.  Mr. McGraw was born on September 13, 1923, in Marietta, Texas, to the late Frank and Clemy McGary.  He attended Floyd Valley for his schooling and also enlisted in the United States Army.  In 1948, he married Mrs. Willie Mae McGraw.   Miles retired from Red River Army Depot.   After retiring, he sold watermelons for 35 years.

Grave Side Service for Miles McGraw will be held on  Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Gum Springs Cemetery under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.  Mr. McGraw can be Viewed from 12 noon until 5:00 P.M. Friday, January 8, 2021 at the funeral home.

Miles was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Willie Mae McGraw; his brother, Charles E. McGraw; daughter, Myrtis L. Crain; and grandson, Declus T. McGraw.

Left to cherish his memories are his daughters, Charice (NaTarsha) McGraw, Sarah Dawson, Gretchen Wilkerson; son, Ernest (Cleo) McGraw; sister, Marilyn (Albert) Brown, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Norris Hall.

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Odell Grigsby

Mr. Odell Grigsby was born on January 17, 1945 to the late Mary Grigsby Sanders and Noble Grigsby, who both preceded him in death, along with his wife, Cloteel Grigsby. He attended school at Kashmere High School in Houston, Texas. He was a member of St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church of Kildare, Texas where he remained a faithful member until his health failed. He entered into eternal rest on December 22, 2020 at Focus Healthcare in Linden, Texas. His favorite hobbies were playing dominoes (while talking much noise) and being around his family.

Mr. Grigsby leaves to cherish his memories: one son, Dennis Bridges of Kildare, Texas; one brother, Alexander (Effie) Johnson of Humble, Texas; two sisters, Sallie Hunter of Greenville, Texas and Dorothy (Charles) McCullough of Queen City, Texas; a cousin (that he considered his daughter), Matrae (Kent) Hodge; Godchildren, Chasinique, Chassidy and Chelsey Kelly; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and many, many friends, as well as his domino buddies – Luther Groce and Ronnie Gipson.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, at Galloway Cemetery,Lodi, Texas. Viewing Wednesday 12 noon until 5 pm.

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Oteria Fayrene Banks

Otera Fayrene Banks, 79, of 1104 S. Williams St., Atlanta, TX, died Nov. 20, 2020, at Waterton Plaza, Texarkana, TX.

Ms. Banks was born January 19, 1941, in Queen City, TX.  She was a retired production worker at Lone Star Ammunition and a member of Enon First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Texas.

Survivors include one son, Rickie (Christine) Banks of Atlanta, Texas; two daughters, Belinda Banks Bell of Waco, Texas, and Terri Banks-Kelley of Hooks, Texas; one sister, Jerlene Banks of Terrell, Texas; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Services are noon Saturday, Nov, 28, 2020, at Pavilion at Pine Crest Cemetery, Atlanta, TX, with Rev. Willie R. Collins officiating. Burial is under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home, Atlanta, Texas. The body may be viewed on Friday, November 27, 2020, at the funeral home, from 12 p.m

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Vernon Andrew Bey

Vernon Andrew Bey, 55, of Atlanta, Texas, died 8-7-2020 in Atlanta
Christus Health Care System.

Graveside services are 11:00 AM Saturday, 8-15-2020, in St. Paul
Cemetery, Bivins, Texas with Minster Dr. A.C. Williams. Burial is in
St. Paul Cemetery, Bivins, under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral
Home, Atlanta, Texas.

The body may be viewed from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home on
Friday, 8-14-2020.

Mr. Bey was born January 10, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois. He was a
machine operator with Ward Timber.

His memory will be cherished by his family, friends and loved ones.
Survived by his wife, Mildred Dixon; his children: Sons, Harvey
Stephans, Redgreon Neal, Deoriq Dixon, and Dekyre Dixon; daughters,
Natalie Elliott, Kandrea Collins, Shalandra Collins, Deazia Dixon,
Dekiya Dixon, Deqeca Dixon, and Tamico Perry (Joseph); sister-in-law,
Cheryl Carter; good friend, Frank Burchett; best friend/nephew, Amos
Jones Sr.; nieces and nephews, Shelisa Jones (Amos), Veronica Hyder
(Reginald), Torah Williams (Kelvin), Micah’el Carter (Latasha),
Leviticus Carter; and a numerous amount of great nieces and nephews
and cousins.


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Brandon Hall

Brandon Hall was born 07 June, 1983 to parents Dorothy Hall and Frank
Wells, Adopted Mother, Besseie Lee Johnson (who preceded him in
death). He passed away July 10 in a Dallas hospital.

Brandon was a sweet, kind, tender-hearted and meek person who would do
absolutely anything he could to help anyone.

He leaves to cherish his memories: Three daughters, Rosalynn Hall,
Aaliyah Hall and Brooklyn Hall; Sister, Krystal Hall; Special Nephew,
Braiden Gartee; Papa, Richard Williams Sr.; Uncles: Adrian Hall,
Richard Williams Jr., Kenneth Williams, Marshall Taylor, Dedie Talor
and Ronald Johnson; and Aunts, Brenda Williams, Katya Williams, Sharon
Bartlett, Glenda Hall-Jackson and Andrea Johnson.

Graveside services are 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Shady Grove
Cemetery, Queen City, Texas. Burial is under direction of
Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

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Marjel Goffney

Majel Warren-Goffney, 73 of New Boston, Texas passed away  July 8, 2020 in a Dallas Hospital.   Marjel Goffney was born in Marietta, Texas to the late George Washington Warren and Annie Lee Roberson Warren.  She attended Floyd Valley, Panhandle, Douglas High School and Bishop College, and was employed in accounting, professional modeling, and was a travel agent.

She was Miss KNOK and majorette at Bishop College. Marjel was a member
of Floyd Valley Baptist Church, Marietta, and Life Changing Ministries
of San Bernardino, California.

Marjel was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Daniel Q.
Goffney; two brothers, Oliver W. Warren and Curtis Warren; and four
sisters, Annie D. Hatley, Bennie L. Jackson, Ida Myril Warren and
Georgia M. Boyce.

Graveside service (Close Casket) will be at Floyd Valley Cemetery, Saturday, July 18, at 10:oo A.M, under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

Survivors include one daughter, Yunka Deskeyoujie Goffney; one
granddaughter, Ayana Keyoujie Pugh; one brother, Gene A. Warren of
Marietta, Texas; two sisters, Willie B. Ray & Elvira Walters of
Dallas, Texas; four brothers-in-law, Ernest Goffney of San Bernardino,
Calif., and Carl L. Goffney, Larry Goffney and Clarence Goffney of
Dallas; five sisters-in-law, Onida Warren of Dallas, Wanda Warren of
Marietta, Texas, and Emma Howard, Mary Ann Tennison and Margaret
Hartford of Dallas, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends who all lover her immensely.

Marjel’s favorite saying was “To worry is to doubt God.” Don’t worry,
be concerned.

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Sharon Kay Neal

Ms. Sharon Kay Neal, 61, of Texarkana, Texas passed away on June 13, 2020.    She was born August 16, 1958 in Atlanta TX.   Ms. Neal was a member of First Baptist Church, Atlanta, TX.  and a  RN.

Services will be Saturday, June 20, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Jonathan Stanmore, presiding along with Dr. A.C. Williams.    Visitation will be June, 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

Ms. Sharon Neal is survived by: one son,James (Amber) Neal of Texarkana; seven grandchildren’s, Hannah McCaughan, Kyler Neal, Nadyia Neal. LaTrinity Neal, Serenity Neal, Miracle Neal and Jordan Frazier; two great-grand; four brothers, Marvin Coleman, Donald (Lula) Coleman, Harnell Coleman, and Robert Thomas; three sisters, Dorothy Coleman, Mary Adams, and Shirley Simon.

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Tina Faye Rainey

Miss Tina Faye Rainey, 55, of Arlington, Texas passed away May 19, 2020 at her resident. Miss Rainey was born to the parentage of the late Mr. Clyde Rainey, Jr. and Leatrice Crenshaw Rainey in Lodi, Texas.  She received her education at Linden-Kildare High School and Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.

Grave Side services will be Sunday, May 31, 11:00 A.M. at Galloway Cemetery, Kildare, Texas with Bishop Marvin Campbell, Officiating, under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

She leaves to mourn her homegoing;  a loving mother, Mrs. Leatrice Rainey of Lodi; four sister, Mrs. Retta Walker , Mrs. Urecia Tucker, Ms. Wynetta Boyd, all of Marshall, and Mrs, Sharon Rainey of Lodi; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

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Lonnie “Cole” McKinney

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Jimmy L. Stiger

 

Jimmy L. Stiger, 65, of Del City, Oklahoma, died March 20, 2020.  Mr. Stiger was born November 16, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan. He was retired from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma and Red River Army Depot. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Services will be Saturday, March 28, at 12:00 PM at Shiloh Cemetery, Atlanta, TX, with Rev. Herbert Harper officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home, Atlanta, TX. Viewing is March 27 from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Freda Stiger; four daughters, Trenka, Danielle, Rosalyn and Amanda; four brothers, James Raymond, Arthur, Jerry and Andrew; three sisters, Alice, Carolyn and Eyvette; three grandsons; two granddaughters; one great-grandbaby and a host of relatives and friends.

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Richard I. Cary, Jr.

Richard L. Cary Jr., 59, of 2119 MA County Road 3636,was found dead March 8, 2020, at his home. Mr. Cary was born July 25, 1961, in Ausburg, Germany.

Closed casket services are 12:00 pm Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home, 304 Polk St., Atlanta, Texas, with the Rev. Jonathan Stanmore officiating. Burial is in Pinecrest Cemetery, Atlanta, Texas, under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte (Marquis) Branch and Tiffany (Jacque) St. Thomas; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Branch, Jack St. Thomas and Alex St. Thomas; one sister, Margo Faithful; one niece, Rachael Faithful;  nephew, Robert Faithful III; and three aunts, Roslyn Woody, Natoma Howard and Anna James.

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Calvin Lee Neal

Calvin Lee Neal, 73, of 1104 S. William St., Atlanta, TX, 75551, died January 23, 2020, in Golden Villa Nursing Home, Atlanta, Texas.  Mr. Neal was born Nov. 27, 1946, in Marietta, Texas. He was retired and a member of Floyd Valley Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be 12:00 P.M. Saturday, February 1, 2020, in Floyd Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Marietta, Texas with Bishop Veynell Warren officiating. Burial will be in Floyd Valley Cemetery, Marietta, Texas, under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home, Atlanta, TX. The body may be viewed on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony Neal and Michael Neal; one sister, Alma Milliner; two brothers, Charles Neal and Bobby Neal; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Dorothy Lynn Young Drayton

Dorothy Lynn Young Drayton, 64, of 524 West Walter Blvd., New Boston, TX, died January 22, 2020, in New Boston, TX.  Ms. Drayton was born November 5, 1955, in Atlanta Memorial, Atlanta, Cass County, TX. She was a certified nursing assistant with Home Health, retired from Wadley Hospital and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Texarkana,

Services are 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020, in Macedonia Baptist Church, 158 Payton Lane, Texarkana, TX, with the Rev. O.J. Newburn Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Doddridge, Arkansas, under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home, Atlanta, TX.  The body may be viewed from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday January 31, 2020, at the funeral home.TX.

Survivors include three sons, Terrence Young of Atlanta, TX; Ryan Wade of Wake Village, TX, Jarrod Wade of New Boston, TX; two grandsons, Kelton Young of Atlanta, TX, Izaiah Young of Texarkana, TX; four sisters, Charlie “Reese” Scott of Bloomburg, TX, Virginia Ann McCauley of Bloomburg, TX, Linda Young of Wake Village, TX, Vickie Johnson (Vincent) of Texarkana, TX; two brothers, Charles Young, Sr. (Lillie) of Wake Village, TX, and General Young, Jr. (Stacey) of Vivian, La.; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Young of Bloomburg, TX; two aunts, Dessie James of Bloomburg, TX, and Lorene Byrd of Oakland, California; as well as loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

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Betty E. Howery

Betty E. Howery, 72, of 555 Perry Street, Texarkana, Ark., 71854, died January 21, 2020, in an Arkansas nursing and rehabilitation center.  Ms. Howery was born April 22, 1947, in Atlanta, TX.  She was retired and a member of St. Mary Church.

Services are 1:00 pm Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home with Calvin Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Bivins Cemetery. The body may be viewed from 12 noon until 7 pm on Friday, January 24, 2020.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Bartlett; two sons, Winfred Bracken and Christopher Howery; two brothers, George Jackson and Jimmie Jackson; two sisters, Georgia Booth and Vickie Davis; and seven grandchildren.

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