Donna R. Brown

Donna R. Brown, 71, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2021 in a Texarkana Rehab Center.   Mrs. Brown was born in Kansa City, Missouri and was a retired school teacher.  Donna attended First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Texas.

Services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, July 31, 2021 at  First Baptist Church, Atlanta, with  Dr. Jonathan Stanmore officiating.  A walk through viewing will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 12 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral home.    Burial will be at Pine Crest Cemetery, Atlanta, TX, under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.
Survivors includes: A loving husband, Donald Brown, Sr.; Daughters, Sonja Browns-Banks, Keva Alexander,  and Shondia Brown; Sons, Donald Brown, Jr. and James Brown.; Brother, Carlton Chinn, 8 grandchildren’s, 2 great grandchildren, and a host of other friends and family.
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Alvin Tyson

Alvin Tyson 72,  of Rodessa, LA, passed away on June 3, 2021.   Bro Alvin Tyson was born August 30, 1948 to the late Rev. Andrew and Sis. Vera Tyson.  He was baptized at an early age and united with the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and later united with the Old Ebeneezer Baptist Church in 2010.

Alvin attended Pine Valley School and graduated from Herndon High School.  After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Purple Hear.   He is a member of the North Star Lodge #69 in Rodessa, Louisiana.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

by will be held Saturday, June 12, 12:00 p.m. at First Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Rodessa, Louisiana, with Rev. Curtis Ashton, officiating.  Viewing will be Friday, June 11, from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will Military Honors will be held at the Antioch Cemetery in Rodessa, LA,under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral home.

He leave to cherish his memory: two sons- Christoper Davis and Kenneth Butler; three daughters- Angela Jones, Allison Sheppard and Kennedi Tyson; three brothers, Irvin Tyson, Elgin Tyson (Joyce), and Anthony Tyson, (Vonda); three sisters, Patty Henderson (Clyde), Janice Jackson (Claude), and Jeanette Tyson; two granddaughters, one sister-in-law- Earlene Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews,  other family and friends, his extended family the Butlers and a special friend- Joyce H. Tyson.

 

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Larry Benjamin

Larry Darnell Benjamin, 57, of Atlanta, TX. passed away April 30,  at his residents.    Mr. Benjamin was a member of Enon Baptist Church and a retired  Public Works employee with the City of Atlanta.
Graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 12:00 Noon at Pinecrest Cemetery with Rev. A.C. Williams officiating.  Burial is under the direction of ColemanAtlanta Funeral Home.  Viewing will be Friday, May 7, at the funeral home, from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 P.M.  A walk thru viewing will be held Saturday, May 8, from 10:00A.M to 10:30 A.M.
Larry is survived by both parents, Alexander and Vernell Benjamin; Son, L’Donta Sloan (Kimberly Sloan), Brother, Alexander Benjamin, Jr.; Sisters, Gloria Wells and Debra Benjamin, (All of Atlanta, TX);  A special caring friend, Rosetta Smith;  Three step-sons, Dean, Eric and Elvis Smith of Atlanta, Texas.  Step-daughter, Felicia Frazier(Randy) of Atlanta. 11 grandchildren, 3 uncles, 4 aunties, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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Robert Charles Richardson

Robert Charles Richardson, 84 of Atlanta, TX passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at Christus Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, TX.   Mr. Richardson was born May 28, 1936,   Robert Charles was a member of Saint Paul CME, Atlanta, TX and a Forklift Operator.
Graveside Services will be Saturday, April 10, at 12:00 P.M at Pine Crest Cemetery, Atlanta, TX with Rev. Melvina Darty officiating.  The body may be viewed on April 9, from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 P.M at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.
Survivors include:  His son, Roderick (Lateel) Richardson; Daughter, Robbie Richardson; Sister, Linda (Gene) Morrow and a host of grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

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Arrie Jewel Neal

Ms. Arrie Jewel Neal, 58, of Marietta Texas, went to be with the Lord on February 2, 2021.  She was born July 11, 1952, in Dallas, Texas to the parentage of Era Mae and J.T. Neal.

Arrie received her high school education at Hughes Springs High School in Hughes Springs, Texas in 1970. After high school, Arrie moved back to Dallas and started a career at Taylor Publishing Company where she was able to use her creative gifts and skills to develop yearbooks, class rings, and other select designs. Later, she worked at Drawing Board. Combined. she worked at Taylor Publishing Company and Drawing Board 15+ years. In 2005, she started her second career at Mesquite ISD where she served as a FNS Specialist for 15+ years until her retirement.

We will remember Arrie Jewel for her love for gospel music and her love for her family. “Cooling Water” by Lee Williams was one of her favorite songs. The love she showed her family in her own way, could be seen in the many family reunions she organized and held together for 20+ years, the huge Sunday and holiday dinners she cooked for the family and community, her dedication to providing for a host of nieces and nephews in their upbringing, and her constant dedication to helping her siblings.

Arrie was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, J.T. Jr. and Henry Earl, and a sister, Minnie Pearl.  She leaves to cherish her memories, two sisters: Jeanette and Barbara; two brothers, Rickey and Jimmy; a loving aunt, O’uieda Lee King; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Ms. Arrie Jewel Neal was a generous soul and will be missed by many.

Service Saturday 1:00 at Coleman Atlanta Funeral Home. Visitation 5:00 -7:00 on Friday at Funeral Home.

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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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