Lila Murl Haskins

Lila Murl Haskins, 74, of Douglassville, Texas, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Douglassville. Mrs. Haskins was born April 25, 1944. She was a CNA and a member of Gum Springs CME Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Tonya Haskins; five brothers, Leo Haskins, Sammie Haskins, Buddy Haskins, Johnny Haskins and Avance Haskins; one stepbrother, Curtis Wright; four sisters, Winnie Hatley, Mary Bell, Katevious Haskins and Catherine Connor; one stepsister, Alberta Cunningham; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Gum Springs CME Church with Superintendent Gregory 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.,Friday \

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Sonny Bee Garner

Sonny Bee Garner, 67, of Atlanta died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in a Shreveport, La., hospital. Mr. Garner was born March 3, 1951. He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.

Survivors include one brother, James C. Garner; six sisters and two brothers-in-law, Betty Garner, Deloria Vaden, Lovie Garner, Robin Garner, Brenda and William Peppers and Senetha and George Epps; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Victory Baptist Church, Atlanta, with the Rev. B.C. James officiating. Burial will be in Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, La., under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m., Friday, November 2 at the funeral home.

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Spaesio Willard Mothershed, Sr.

Spaesio Willard Mothershed Sr., 93, of Houston died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in a Houston hospital. Mr. Mothershed was born June 30, 1925, in Bloomburg, Texas. He was a librarian and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Juliena C.; one son, Spaesio Jr. of Houston; two daughters and one son-in-law, Willa Renea’ and Darryl Smith of Houston and Dorothy Jean Nowroozian of El Cajon, Calif.; five grandsons, Spaesio III of McKinney, Texas, Darryl Julian Smith and Kameron Neatale Smith of Houston and Ramin Nowroozian and Bijan Nowroozian of El Cajon; two great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Bloomburg, with Willie Simington officiating. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Bright Star, Ark., under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m., Friday, October 5, at the funeral home.

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Junior Ray Federick

Junior Ray Federick, 74, of Atlanta died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at his home. Mr. Federick was born Jan. 8, 1944, in Douglassville.  He was a retired welder and a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Belinda Federick; two sons, Paul E. Magee II and Jermaine V. Magee; one daughter, Tamera Fletcher; three brothers, Bennie Federick, Roscoe Federick and Rickey Federick; two sisters, Excell Connors and Mary Ross; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bible Deliverance Church, Queen City, Texas, with the Rev. Antwyn Falls officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove 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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Lametric Renee Evette Gamble

Lametric Renee Evette Gamble, 36, of Queen City, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in a Texarkana hospital. Ms. Gamble was born Dec. 11, 1981, in Texarkana, Texas. She was a member of New Beginning COGIC, Queen City.

Survivors include two sons, Kendrick Young Jr. and Ketric Gamble of Domino, Texas; one daughter, Amiya Young of Domino; her parents, Bernice Gamble, Michael Kelly and Gail Kelly; one brother, Michael Gamble Sr. of Domino; two sisters, DeMeshia Gamble of Atlanta and Kennetra Kelly of Waskom, Texas; three nieces and nephews; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Enon Baptist Church, Atlanta, with Chris Arnold Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery, Queen City, under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. Visitation will be noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Earl Ray Bland

Earl Ray Bland, 77, of Bivins, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in a local hospital. Mr. Bland was born Dec. 11, 1940. He was a lumber strapper for Anthony’s Saw Mill and a member of St. Mary’s Baptist Church, Bivins.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cellustein and Phillip Love and Altina and Darryl Jeffries; one sister, Alice Faye Nickleberry; five grandchildren, Marshay Love, Francesca (Matt) Watkins, Sarle Jeffries, Jaylen Love and Tinadj Jeffries; three great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Baptist Church, Bivins, with the Rev. Arlistel Maxie officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m., Thursday, September 13 at the funeral home.

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Norma Lee Blaylock Roberson

Norma Lee Blaylock Roberson, 86, of Atlanta died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in a local hospital. Mrs. Roberson was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Bryans Mill, Texas. She was a nurse and a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church, Douglassville, Texas.

Survivors include his husband, Brice Lee Roberson; two daughters, Gwendolyn Roberson Jones and Debra Lois Roberson Oliver; one son, James Marlin Roberson; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Tabernacle Church, Queen City, Texas, with the Rev. Arlistel Maxie officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Douglassville, 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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Bobbie Hall

Bobbie Hall, 69, of Atlanta, TX passed away on June 5, 2018 at a local Nursing Facility.   She was born September 26, 1948, to the late Lester and Gladys Hall. She attended Booker T Washington High School in Atlanta, Texas.   Bobbie accepted Christ at an early age at Shady Grove CME church. She worked various jobs throughout Atlanta.

Services will be held, Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m. at Shady Grove CME, 1029 County Road 3324, Atlanta, TX 75551 with  Rev. Willie R. Collins, Officiating.  Viewing will be Friday, June 15, at the funeral home from noon to 5:00 p.m.    Burial will be at Shady Groves Cemetery under the direction of Coleman Atlanta Funeral Home

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, one sister, Patsy Warren, and one son Carlos Hall.

She is survived by two loving children: Dorothy (NeNe) Hall of Atlanta, TX and Adrain (Nina) Hall of Russellville, AR, She is also survived by Seven grandchil- dren and one great grandson. Five Sisters: Dorothy Hall of Atlanta, TX, Hattie Stiger of Marshall, TX, Martha (Ben) Collins of Atlanta, TX, Glenda (Willie) Jackson of Rodessa, LA, Joyce (Freddie) Tyson of Atlanta, TX. One Brother: Michael (Timika) Hall of Texarkana, AR. One Brother-in-Law: Robert Warren; Two Aunts: Ada Appling of Stockton, CA and Nancy Truitt of Cibolo, TX. One Uncle: Kline Hall and host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

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Col. Richard Lewis Cary, Sr.

Richard Lewis Cary Sr., 93, of Jefferson, Texas, died Monday, April 30, 2018, in a Bossier City, La., hospital. Mr. Cary was born Sept. 1, 1924. He was a colonel in the Army and a member of First Baptist CHurch.

Survivors include his wife, Ida Cary; one son, Richard Cary Jr.; one daughter, Margo Faithful; two granddaughters, Richael Faithful and Tiffany St. Thomas; one grandson, Robert Faithful V; one niece, Connie Burks; two grandnieces, Caela Kinchion and Lorie Allen; and two great-grandsons.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Atlanta, with Dr. John Stanmore officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest 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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Helen Roberson Titus

Helen Roberson Titus, 89, of Jefferson, Texas, died Thursday, March 8, 2018, at her home. Mrs. Titus was born April 19, 1928. She was a member of Floyd Valley Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Titus Sr.; one son, Andrew Mondy; two daughters, Virign Mondy and Kathy L. Roberson; and three grandchildren, Derrick Piece, Johnathan Glenn Chatman and Edward Mondy.

Survivors include three daughters, Benne V. Chatman of Douglassville, Texas, Valerie Mondy Sandiford of Marietta, Texas, and Annie R. Jackson of Greenville, Texas; five sons, Samuel Roberson of Atlanta, Billy R. Mondy and Gary R. Mondy of Marietta, Ronnie R. Mondy of Farmersville, Texas, and Varice Mondy Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas; 25 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Floyd Valley Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie R. Collins 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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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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