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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Ernest A. Roberson, Sr.

Ernest A. Roberson Sr., 69, of Bloomburg, Texas, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at his home. Mr. Roberson was born Aug. 8, 1947, in Bloomburg. He was retired from Red River Army Depot and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Bloomburg.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian Sr. and Deadra Simington of Texarkana and Ernest Jr. and Mashina Roberson of Bloomburg; two sisters, Mary Roberson of Shreveport, La., and Lillie E. Young of Wake Village, Texas; two brothers, Calvin Roberson of Shreveport and Alvin Roberson of Houston; eight grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Simington Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Olive Branch 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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Sam Houston Turner

Sam Houston Turner, 74, of Dallas died Wednesday, February 8, 2017, in Dallas.   Mr. Turner was born July3, 1942, in New Boston, Texas.   He was a high explosive operator with Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant and a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

Survivors include:  one daughter,  Vanessa Sims; nine sisters, Gladys Hasbrouck, Ethel Robinson, Virginia Minor, Dorothy Battle, Joyce Garvin, Lois Jackson, Carolyn Gooden, Felicia House and Tammy Thompson; nine brothers, Robert Turner, Lorenzo Turner, Don Noel, Chet Turner, Lynn Turner-Harris, Joe Thompson, Billy Thompson, Greg Thompson and Steve Thompson; granddaughter, Valencia Sims; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and many dear friends.

Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday at Prosperity Baptist Church with David Hood officiating.  Burial will be in Shady Gove Cemetery under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.   The body may be viewed noon to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the church.

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June Patterson

June Patterson, 53, of Wake Village, TX passed away Monday, January, 23, 2017 at her home.   Ms. Patterson was born June 16, 1963, in Bryan TX.  She was a Lab Supervisor at Cooper Tire and a member of Church on the Rock, Texarkana, TX.

Services will be held Saturday, January 28th, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at Hickory Hill Baptist Church, Nash, TX with Dr. Rockridge Hannah officiating.   Burial will follow at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens  Cemetery under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home in charge.

Survivors include:   Two sons, Jarred (Kembri) Patterson and Marcel Patterson; daughter, Octavia Johnson; Five Brothers, Jethro (Sharon) Patterson, Jr., Roderick (Pamela) Patterson, Titus Patterson, Britton (Tenisha) Patterson, and Kurstin Patterson;  Sister, Tummie Patterson;   Four grandsons, Jordan Patterson, Demazzi Patterson, Kayden Patterson, Jonas Patterson-Johnson; granddaughter, Alexandria Patterson, and a hosts of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephew, cousins, and friends.

The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m. with visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, Friday, January 27, at the funeral home.

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Cassie Smith

Cassie Vickers Smith, 94, of Atlanta died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Atlanta. Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 31, 1922, in Washington, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Baptist Church, Bivins, Texas. Survivors include six sons, Darnell R. Smith of Abilene, Texas, Charles E. Smith of St. Paul, Minn., Joe H. Smith of Dallas, Eddie L. Smith and Charlie D. Cole of Atlanta and Franklin Cole Smith of Texarkana; three daughters, Lorine Linthicum and Maxine Lowery of Dallas and Marilyn J. Carmack of Atlanta; 25 grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Community Church of Nazarene with the Rev. Gaylon Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Thomas Earl Gamble, Sr.

Thomas Earl Gamble, Sr., 80, of Queen City, Texas, died Thursday, December 8, 2016 in Domino, Texas.   Mr. Gamble was born in Somerville, Tennessee.  He was a saw operator and a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include eight children;  Jeanette Jacobs of Texarkana, Tracy Gamble, Angela Harrison and Thomas Gamble, Jr. all of Atlanta; Zeola Denise Maxie, Linda Shephard and Bernice Gamble, all of Domino, and Anthony Gamble of South Carolina; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist church with the Rev. Arlistel Maxie officiating.   Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery, Domino, Tx, under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.   The body may be viewed from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, December 16, at the funeral home.

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Odis Henry Tyson, Jr.

Odis Henry Tyson Jr., 69, of Doddridge, Ark., died Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital. Mr. Tyson was born Oct. 25, 1947. He was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, Doddridge.

Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Adrian and Stacy Tyson of Texarkana and Odis H. “Chuckie” Tyson III of Doddridge; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Freddie Tyson of Atlanta, Texas, and Donnie and Patsy Tyson of Bradley, Ark.; two sisters, Norma Payne and Janet Tyson of Pine Bluff, Ark.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. Ray L. Larry officiating. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Bright Star, Ark., under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.

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Alberta Smith

Alberta Louise Smith, 74, of Houston died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in a Houston hospital. Ms. Smith was born Dec. 7, 1941, in New Boston.

Survivors include five sons, Cedrick Jones, Reginald Jones, Gregory Jones, Craig Jones and Tarrus Slater; four daughters, Sharon Webster, Victoria Jones, Felicia Jones and Natasha Slater; two brothers, Booker Jones Jr. and Kevin Jones; three sisters, Teresa Anderson, Etta Jones and Lois Green; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Arkadelphia Baptist Church with Lonnie Waller Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Arkadelphia Church Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral home.

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James Stiger

James Stiger, 89, of Atlanta died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at his home. Mr. Stiger was born July 17, 1927, in Atlanta. He was a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie B. Stiger; four sons and one daughter-in-law, James Smith and Michael and Wanda Gilliam of Atlanta and Quinton Gilliam and Kenneth Gilliam of Houston; one daughter, Alice Smith of Houston; three brothers, Richard Stiger and Roy Stiger of Shiloh, Texas, and Ronnie Stiger Sr. of Domino, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Community Nazarene Church, Atlanta, with the Rev. B.C. James officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Community Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m., Friday, October 28, at the funeral home.

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Charles E. Gray

Charles E. Gray, 71, of Linden, TX passed away on July 21, 2016 in Dallas , Texas.  Mr. Gray was retired and a member of Saint John Devine Missionary Baptist Church, Kildare, Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, July 30, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Devine Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Don Mitchell officiating.   Burial will be in Ferrell Cemetery, Kildare, TX under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.  The body may be viewed from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016 at the funeral home.

Survivors include:  two sons; Rodney Ingram and Reginald Ingram, of Dallas, TX; three daughters, Wanda Odom of Longview, TX, Juanita Fullylove of Dallas, TX and Ruby Roberts of Carthage, TX, and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

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Hardy Sheppard

Hardy Sheppard, 95, of Atlanta died Saturday, July 9, 2016, in a Linden, Texas hospital. Mr. Sheppard was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Linden. He was a school bus driver and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jerry D. Sheppard of Douglassville, Texas, and Berry Sr. and Leraine Sheppard of Atlanta; one sister, Jennie Gibson of Altadena, Calif.; three grandchildren and two spouses, Anthony Nickleberry of Texarkana, Berry Jr. and Felicia Thomas Sheppard of Atlanta and Hardy and Kim Sheppard of Bivins, Texas; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Worship Centery with Josh Lee officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Douglassville, under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July 15,  at the funeral home

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June D. Casteel

June D. Casteel, 78, of Marietta passed away July 2, 2016 at Christus St. Michaels Hospital, Texarkana, Texas.  Mrs. Casteel was born September 24, 1934.  She was a homemaker and a member of Floyd Valley Baptist Church of Marietta, Texas.

Mrs. Casteel leaves to cherish her memory: three sons, Edwin (Lisa) of Fresno, CA,   Charles(Linda) of Marietta, TX, and Rickey (Carnelia) of Ovilla, TX; one sister, Alma Milliner of Dallas, TX; three brothers, Charles Neal of Dallas,TX, Calvin and Bobby Neal of Marietta, TX;  eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 A.M. at Floyd Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Willie Ray Collins officiating.   Burial will be in Floyd Valley Cemetery under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.  The body may be viewed from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home, Friday, July 8, 2016.

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Precious Lee Johnson-Rowe

Precious Lee Johnson-Rowe, 97, of Atlanta, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, Texarkana, Texas.  Mrs. Rowe was born April 16, 1919 in Domino, Texas.   She was a member of St. Paul C.M.E. Church of Atlanta, Texas.

Service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at St. Paul C.M.E. Church with Rev. Melvina Darty officiating and Rev. Darnell Thomas, Sr. doing the Eulogy.   Burial will be in Ware Cemetery, Domino, Texas under the direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Friday, June 24, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include:  three sons; Theardis Cooksey, Jr., Billy Rowe and James Delton Johnson; one daughter, Evelyn Miles; three grandsons; Alfred Dawson, Harold and Jerold James; two granddaughters, Casandra Rogers and Angela Hunter; one grandson-in-law. James rogers, Jr.  two nieces, Mable Lee and Ozenia Sasser; three nephews, Horace Lincoln, Odis Banks and Roy Mitchell.  Mrs. Rowe was preceded in death by her parents; Gilbert and Louvenia Johnson, two brothers, Robert and Gilbert Johnson; one sister, Quley B. Banks; one daughter, Opal L. James; one niece and two nephews.

 

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Loretta Tyson

Loretha “Lorice” Lawson Tyson, 72, of Atlanta died Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Atlanta. Mrs. Tyson was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Atlanta. She was a business owner and member of First Baptist Church, Atlanta.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Tyson Sr.; two children, Felecia Tyson of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Lloyd, Jr. and Stacy Tyson of Wylie, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Edna Grigsby of Pontiac, Mich.; one sister, Evelyn Lawson Charleston of Atlanta, TX;

five grandchildren, Aliyah Tyson of Los Angeles, CA,  Ashleigh Tyson of Waco, TX, Malik Tyson of West Bloomfield, MI, Alyssa Tyson and Alanah Tyson of Wylie, TX,  two aunts and a uncle, Oneal Lawson of Houston, TX, Mertis Johnson and Oreda Epps of Atlanta, TX; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Stanmore officiating. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Doddridge, Ark., under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Atlanta.

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