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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James W. Epps

James Willard Epps, 67, of Texarkana, Texas, died January 10, 2020, at his residence.   Mr. Epps was born March 23, 1952, in Linden, TX. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be 12:00 noon at January 18, 2020, in Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Arlister Maxie officiating.   Burial will be in Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, Louisiana, under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home, Atlanta, TX.   The body may be viewed from 12 P.M. until 5 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his mother, Oreader Epps; three children, Reshunda Epps, James Epps Jr., and Robert Canida; five brothers, Charley Epps, David Epps, Phillip Epps, Kenneth Epps and Sammy Epps; and two sisters, Dessie Mills and Wilma Epps.

 

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Ida W. Cary

Ida W. Cary, 84, of Jefferson, Texas died January 14, 2020, at her residence.  Ms. Cary was born November 5, 1935, in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a business analyst and a member of First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Texas.

Services will be 12 noon on January 18, 2020, at Enon First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Texas, with the Rev. Jonathan Stanmore officiating.

Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home, Atlanta, TX.   The body will be viewed on Saturday at the church from 10 A.M. until 11:45 A.M.

Survivors include one son, Richard Cary Jr.; one daughter, Margo Cary; three sisters, Roslyn H. Woody, Katoma Howard and Anna H. Jones; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughte

 

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Robert Charles Kelly

Robert Charles Kelly, 71, of 601 Armstrong St., Atlanta, TX, died Nov. 9, 2019, at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.  Mr. Kelly was born March 12, 1948, in Cass County. He was a machine operator for International Paper and a member of St. Paul CME, Atlanta, TX.

Services are 12 PM on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at St. Paul CME Atlanta with Melvira Darty officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home, Atlanta, TX. Viewing is from 12-8 PM Friday, Nov. 15

Survivors include one son, Corelle Kelly Sr.; one daughter, Sabrina Kelly Patterson; 8 grandchildren, Corelle Jr., Adrick, Ariyah, Akiara, Destiny, Madelynn and Zakari; five sisters, Mary Kelly, Vernell Benjamin, Callie Hayden, Barbara Heard and Barbara Neal; and three brothers, Tommy Kelly, Jimmy Kelly and Michael Kelly.

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Roberta “Roe” Martin

Roberta “Roe” Martin, age 90 of Atlanta, TX died September 6, 2019, at her home. Ms. Martin was born December 13, 1928, in Atlanta, Texas. She was a C.N.A.

She was preceded in death by One son, Willie Henry Martin; Four brothers, Earl Jacobs, Daniel Lee Richardson, Henry Richardson, Jr, and Glenn Richardson; two sisters, Lillian Mum and Roxie Mack.

Survivors she leaves to cherish her memory, six children: Emma Jean Walton of Long Beach, CA; Bobby Burneham of Atlanta, TX; Howard Stanton of Bloomburg, TX; Tony Phillips of Bellflower, CA, Clifford Phillips of Las Vegas, NV and Edward Austin of Queen City, TX; four sisters, Ella Mae Williams of Pasadena, CA, Emma Lee Stanton of Queen City, TX, Annie James of Los Angeles, CA and Joyce Rivers of Los Angeles, CA; one brother, David Lee Richardson of Dallas, TX, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services are 11 AM Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Shady Grove CME, 1029 County Road 3324, Atlanta, TX with Minister Rev. B.C. James. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, Atlanta, TX, under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed from noon until 5 pm on Friday, 9-13-2019, at the funeral home.

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Claudia Beatrice Grigsby-Lane

Claudia Beatrice Grigsby-Lang, 83, of 74 County Road 1793, died July 17, 2019, in Lodi, Texas 75564.

Services are 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Ebenezer CME Church Lodi, Texas with Billy Collins officiating. Burial will be in Whitaker Cemetery, Lodi, Texas, under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

Ms. Grigsby-Long was born January 1, 1936, in Cass County, Lodi, Texas. She was an administrator and a member of Ebenezer CME Church, Lodi, TX.

Survivors include two children, Dr. Janet Collins (daughter) Michael Collins (son). Three grandchildren, Jerjuane Collins who preceded her in death, Qwala Collins and Vivian Collins. Three great-grandchildren, DeTreon Collins, MyKela Johnson and Daylin Ellis.

 

 

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Leonard Neal, Jr.

Leonard Neal, Jr., 58 of Douglassville, Texas passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his residents.   Mr. Neal was born December 16, 1960, in Douglassville, Texas.   He was a machine operator and a member of Free Christian Zion of Douglassville.

Leonard is survived by his mother, Estell Neal of Douglassville; two sons, Julius Neal (Shaderine) and Marquae Sigler, both of Dallas, TX; three brothers, James Neal (Debra) of Red Hill, Johnny Lockhart (Bobbie) of Douglassville, and Johnny Neal (Constance) of Texarkana;  four sisters, Ida Houston (Kenneth), Mildred Dixon of Red Hill, Mary Dowden (Lenard) of Queen City, and Stephanie Henderson (Percy) of Lubbock;  He is also survived by honorary children, Nya Nelson, Miranda Simmons(Ben), Mark Fisher and grandchildren; Special Friends:   Arlene White, Willie Earl, Allen White and Sue Raymon.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Free Christian Zion of Douglassville, Texas with Pastor Vera Ann Brown officiating. Visitation will he July 12 at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home from 12:00 until 8 P.M.  Burial will be at Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

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Normalene Jefferson

Normalene Jefferson, 86, of Atlanta died Sunday, June 16, 2019, in a local nursing home. Ms. Jefferson was born May 8, 1933, in Linden, Texas. She was an inspector and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Janice and Jerry Saddler and Sandra Jefferson; and three sons, Kenneth Jefferson, Michael Jefferson and John Jefferson.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Ruth Northcutt

Ruth Northcutt, 83, of Atlanta died Friday, May 3, 2019, in a local nursing home. Ms. Northcutt was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Atlanta. She was retired from Red River Army Depot and a member of Saint Paul C.M.E.

Survivors include one grandchild, Tayrell Larry; two great-grandchildren, Tayrell Jr. and Tajarion; one daughter-in-law, Sheryl Northcutt; one special friend, Harold McKinney; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Paul C.M.E. with the Rev. Arlistel Maxie. Burial will be in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

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J.T. Neal

J.T. Neal, 96, of Marietta, Texas, died Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Mr. Neal was born Dec. 4, 1922. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Neal and Ricky Neal; three daughters, Annie Neal, Arrie Jenel Neal and Barbara Neal; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Floyd Valley Baptist Church with elder Neotis Roberson officiating. Burial will be in Floyd Valley Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the funeral home.

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Ella Louise Jiles

Ella Louise Jiles, 72, of Naples, Texas, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Naples. Ms. Jiles was born Sept. 16, 1946. She was a retired CNA.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Asa and Gabrielle Jiles of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Margaret Jiles of Naples; two brothers, Ronnie and Martha Parker of Bryans Mill, Texas, and Mack Parker of Longview, Texas; two sisters, Addie and B.F. Davis of Douglassville, Texas, and Deloria Heard of Atlanta; four grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Floyd Valley Baptist Church, Marietta, Texas, with the Rev. Martin Godwin officiating. Burial will be in Floyd Valley 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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William M., “W.M.” Hines

William M. “W.M.” Hines, 86, of Lodi, Texas, died Monday, March 11, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Hines was born Nov. 12, 1932, in Lodi. He was self-employed and a member of Ebenezer CME Church.

Survivors include three sons, Raymond Hines, Alvin Hines and Maurie Hines; six daughters, Bobbie Hines, Norma Jean Hines, Dorothy Hines-Mallory, Pearly Hines-Greenleaf, Ronnie K. Hines and Karen Hines-Harris; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Linden-Kildare High School Auditorium with Johnny R. Hines officiating. Burial will be in Whitaker Memorial 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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Clyde Nathan Jackson

Clyde Nathan Jackson, 66, of Rodessa, La., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Shreveport, La. Mr. Jackson was born Jan. 12, 1953, in Ida, La. He was a mechanic and a member of First Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Joann Carter Jackson of Rodessa; two sons, Quentin D. Carter of Texarkana and Christopher M. Jackson of Shreveport; four sisters, Bernice Bishop of Portland, Ore., Sallie J. Simington of Rodessa, Dorothy F. Jackson of Baton Rouge and Dianne Jackson of Vivian, La.; four brothers, Claude Jackson, Willie L. Jackson, Roy J. Jackson and David L. Jackson of Rodessa; four grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services were Jan. 19 at First Antioch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Abraham officiating under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

 

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