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George W. Austin, 75, of Mount Pleasant died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999 at East Texas Medical Center. 
Graveside services were held at 3 p. m. on Monday, Feb. 15 at Bridges Chapel Cemetery. Officiating was Bro. Howard Perry and Bro. Roy Conaster. 
Born April 12, 1923 in Titus County, Mr. Austin was the son of Ned Austin and Veda Newman Austin. He was a crane operator at Lone Star Steel and Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Ripley Memorial Baptist Church and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. 
Survivors include sons, John Floyd Austin of Cave City, Ark. and Steve W. Austin of Mount Pleasant; daughter, Deborah L. Blackwood of St. Louis, Mo; brother, Renford Austin of Houston; sister, Thelma Spruill of Lawton, Okla.; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including niece Chessy Taylor of Mount Pleasant. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary "Sid" Austin; his parents, a daughter, Rhonda Gail Austin, three brothers and two sisters. 

Bratlee Laura S. Bratlee, 52, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, Feb. 8 1999, at Titus Regional Medical Center. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Winston Goens officiated. Interment was at Masonic Cemetery. 
Mrs. Bratlee was born July 3, 1946 in Taylor, Penn., the daughter of William A. and Helen Taylor. She was employed in the medical records department at Titus Regional Medical Center. 
She is survived by her husband Frank A. Bratlee of Mount Pleasant; son Matthew A. Bratlee of Mount Pleasant; daughter Janine D. Bratlee of Mount Pleasant; mother Helen Taylor of Taylor, Penn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard Taylor of Taylor, Penn., Robert and Pat Taylor of Old Forge, Penn., William Scott and Dianne Taylor of Haughton, La.; sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Ezzio Margherti of Taylor, Penn.; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father. 

Cody WINFIELD - Miss Ora Cody, 83, of Winfield, died at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. 
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home. 
Officiating were the Rev. Gary Brown of the First Baptist Church of Winfield and Dr. Clint Davis of the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Mrs. Cody was born March 9, 1905 in Franklin County to Roger and Anna Belle Draper Lawrence. She was assistant postmaster in Winfield for 36 years with her husband, Andrew Cody. 
Survivors include a daughter, Emogene Sanders of Winfield; granddaughter, Robin Sanders of Austin; brother, R. A. Lawrence of Mount Vernon; brothers-in-law, Vader Cody and John Lusk; sisters-in-law, Med Barnard and Ann Cody and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters and three brothers. 
Pallbearers were nephews Ronney Broach, Tommy Lawrence, Don Lawrence, Wayne Lawrence, Roger Marshall, Jake Narramore and Rex Narramore. 

Forance 
DALLAS - Elizabeth Forance, 76, of Dallas, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in Dallas. 
Graveside funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12, at Mount Vernon City Cemetery under the direction of Harvey Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Townly officiated. 
Mrs. Forance was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Colorado City, the daughter of L.C. Dupree and Margie Holder. She was married to John Forance. 
She is survived by her daughter, Diane Jones of Dallas and grandchildren Stephen Patrick Mack and Ryan Michael Mack. 

Foster 
JOHNTOWN - Mrs. Dorothy Foster, 72, of Johntown, died Monday, Feb. 8, at East Texas Medical Center in Clarksville. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Johntown Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Wood Funeral Homes. The Rev. Billy Turpin and the Rev. Billy Daniels officiated. Interment was at Bogata Cemetery. 
Mrs. Foster was born Oct. 29, 1926 in Clarksville, the daughter of John and Mae Belle Kennemore Cavender. She married Francis Marion Foster on Nov. 20, 1944, in Clarksville. Mrs. Foster was al longtime member of Johntown Missionary Baptist Church and was an LVN working for a number of years at Titus County Memorial Hospital. 
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Marion and Cookie Foster of Mount Pleasant and two grandchildren Jenny Foster of Austin and Kenneth Foster of Bryan-College Station. 

Frey 
HOUSTON - Paul Clarence Frey, 55, of Houston, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Texas Medical Center Hospice in Houston after a lengthy illness. 
Mr. Frey was the brother-in-law of Eteau Collier and Gaylon Goolsby, both of Mount Pleasant. 
Mr. Frey was born July 3, 1943 in Leavensworth, Kan., the son of James F. and Dorothy Goehner Frey. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and an employee of Continental Airlines. 
He is survived by his wife, Clariece Goolsby Frey of Houston; son James Frey of Charles City, Iowa; daughters Kelli Rivera of Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Tonya Marzen of Rockford, Iowa; mother Dorothy Goehner Frey of Houston; brother Alan Frey of Nogal, N.M.; sisters Claudia Strack of Spring and Eileen Porter, of Lometa; seven grandchildren and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Larry and Raymond Frey. 
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Houston National Cemetery Chapel. 

Goss 
Geraldine Goss, 64, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at Titus Regional Medical Center. 
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home Chapel. Evertt Logan Jr., and C.W. Pilgrim officiated. Interment will be at Greenhill Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. 
Mrs. Goss was born Oct. 19, 1934 in Titus County, the daughter of Edmond and Mattie Alsobrook Brown. 
She is survived by her brother, Johnny Mack Brown of Mount Pleasant, and sisters Sue Evans of Tyler and Bobbie Freeman of Mount Pleasant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert J. Goss, her brothers Douglas and Weldon Brown, her sister Pauline Brown and her parents. 

`Harkrider DAINGERFIELD - George Donald Harkrider, 68, of Daingerfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in Mount Pleasant. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. L.C. Terry and the Rev. John Stone officiated. Interment was at East New Hope Cemetery. 
Mr. Harkrider was born Aug. 24, 1930 in Titus County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield. 
He is survived by his sons Donnie and Randy Harkrider, both of Daingerfield; brothers Perry and David Harkrider, both of Mount Pleasant; sisters Mary Roach of Sevierville, Tenn., Jeraldine Conly of Manchester, Tenn., Gayle Harris of Houston, Joyce Lake of Richardson and Cora Amerson of Newhall, Calif.; sister-in-law Bobbie Harkrider of Daingerfield; and three grandchildren. 

Harris 
Mrs. Betty Jean Harris, 56, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant. 
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg. The Rev. Willie Searcy officiates. Interment was be at Edwards Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. 
Mrs. Harris was born Sept. 6, 1942 in Naples. 
She is survived by her daughters Tammy Dixon of Daingerfield and Annette Harris of Mount Pleasant; sons Victor Ray Justice, Timmy Lee Justice and James W. Harris, all of Mount Pleasant, and son and daughter-in-law Bobby and Jean Justice of Dallas; 15 grandchildren; sister Otha Webster of Mount Pleasant and brothers James Bobby and Curtiss Williams, both of Mount Pleasant. 

Helton 
Judy Karen Helton, 42, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. 
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Frank Stringham officiated. Interment was at Mount Vernon City Cemetery in Mount Vernon. 
Ms. Helton was born Aug. 10, 1956 in Titus County, the daughter of Dudley Lawrence and Ivie Helton. 
She is survived by her mother, Ivie Hunnicutt; sisters Mary L. Helton; sister and brother-in-law Linda and Billy Jack Batey; grandfather J.V. Hunnicutt; nephew Paul Batey; nieces Molly, Becky and Amy Batey; aunt Louise Barron; uncle Shorty Hunnicutt, all of Mount Pleasant; and a host of cousins. She was preceded in death by her father and her grandmother, Mae Hunnicutt. 

Hill 
Bessie Juanita Hill, 80, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Feb. 13, East Texas Medical Center in Mount Vernon. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Ronald Collins officiated. Interment was at Midway Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mickey Holt, Larry Hearron, John Hickman, Willie D. Holt, Charlie Martin and Greg Henry. Honorary pallbearers were Chase Collins, Jared White, Cody White, Jason White, Dustin Hearron and James Dunn. 
Ms. Hill was born June 22, 1918, in Oklahoma, the daughter of John and Elia Woolsey. She was a homemaker. 
She is survived by her sister-in-law Mary Lou Collins of Sugar Hill; nephews Danny H. Banks of Richmond, Va. and Thomas D. Banks of Dallas; nieces and husbands Linda and Ronald Collins, Lavonne and Larry Hearron, LaDonna and Mickey Holt, and Brenda and Cody White, all of Sugar Hill; special friends Weldon and Louise Smith of Bogata; seven great-nieces; five great-nephews; 16 great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers Johnnie and J.V. Woolsey; sister Fannie Banks and her parents. 

Hollinshead 
PITTSBURG - Mrs. Frances Hollinshead, 65, of Pittsburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at her home in Pittsburg. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Earl Moore and Rev. Cecil McLeod officiated. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg. Pallbearers were Mrs. Hollinshead's grandsons and grandsons-in-law. 
Mrs. Hollinshead was born May 23, 1933 in Leola, Ark., the daughter of Almont Wicklief Ledford and Lottie Eulene Lamb Ledford. She had lived in Pittsburg since 1982, when she moved from Kilgore. Mrs. Hollinshead was a member of First Baptist Church of Pittsburg. She retired from Pilgrim Industries of Pittsburg as a secretary. 
She is survived by her husband, Jim Hollinshead of Pittsburg; son and daughter-in-law Alan and Tracy Hollinshead; daughters and sons-in-law Mary Lynn and Randy Irby and Karen and Glenn Pool, all of Winnsboro; brother Lynnwood Ledford of Detroit, Mich.; seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Memorial donations may be made to Cypress Basin Hospice in Mount Pleasant or to the American Cancer Society. 

Jordan PITTSBURG - Robert Charles Jordan, 53, of Pittsburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 in Camp County. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at St. Stephens A.M.E. Church in Pittsburg, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. The Rev. Patrick Lloyd, assisted by the Rev. Lonnie Bell and the Rev. Patrick Lloyd, officiated. Interment was at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Pittsburg. Pallbearers were Walter "Glen" Moore, Victor Henderson, Eddie Jordan, Charlie Ray Wright, Michael Jordan, Barry Mosley and Bruce Taylor. The Stewards and Trustees of St. Stephens A.M.E. Church served as honorary pallbearers. 
Mr. Jordan was born Jan. 31, 1946 in Pittsburg, the son of R.C. and Learlene Heath-Jordan. He attended Frederick Douglass High School in Pittsburg and was affiliated with St. Stephens A.M.E. Church. 
He is survived by his daughter Sonya Burns Jordan, of El Dorado, Ark.; mother Learlene H. Jordan and father, R.C. Jordan, both of Pittsburg; sisters Vivian A. Jordan-Kelly, of Diamondhead, Miss., and Patricia A. Douglas, of Dallas; brother Dennis Ralph Jordan, of Mount Pleasant; aunt, Margaret J. Edwards, of Pittsburg; one stepdaughter; two grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Lilienstern 
ARLINGTON - George Lilienstern III, 59, of Arlington, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 at his residence in Arlington. 
Private graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Masonic Cemetery in Mount Pleasant under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home. The Rev. Winston Goens officiated. 
Mr. Lilienstern was born Aug. 3, 1939 in Tyler, the son of George Lilienstern II and Dorothy Mae Lilienstern. He attended Tyler Junior College, graduated from the University of Houston, and received master's degrees from the University of Texas and The American Institute of Foreign Trade, Phoenix. He was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency, serving five years in Panama. Mr. Lilienstern was a U.S. Army veteran, with three years of service in Germany. 
He is survived by his mother and step-father Dorothy Mae and Joe G. Ashworth of Tyler; sons Geoff Lilienstern of Dallas and Nichols Lilienstern, who is in the U.S. Navy; daughter Jennifer Rabalals of Baton Rouge, La.; and sister Ann Doan of Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by his father, George Lilienstern II. 

McCoo 
Houston McCoo, 86, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at his residence in Mount Pleasant. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999 at White Oak Baptist Church under the direction of Tumey Mortuary of Mount Pleasant. The Rev. Charles Burns officiated, and the Rev. George Rape presented the eulogy. Interment was at Piney Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie McCoo, Howard McCoo Jr., Herbert McCoo, Brian McCoo, Gregory McCoo, Mercer McCoo, Anthony McCoo, Daryl McCoo and Donald McCoo. Honorary pallbearers wereHouston McGill, C.E. Rosborough, Ezeal McGill, Clearance Eaton, Manuel Eaton and Cleathon Ellis. 
Mr. McCoo was born April 6, 1912 in Titus County, the son of Alexander and Classie Allen McCoo. He attended White Oak Elementary School in Titus County. Mr. McCoo was a member of White Oak Baptist Church in Titus County. 
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Howard and Claudester McCoo Sr. of Lewisville; daughter and son-in-law Hazel and Luther Groce of Linden; daughter-in-law Dorothy McCoo of Mount Pleasant; brothers Telzia McCoo of Mount Pleasant and Morris McCoo of Dallas; sister Lucille Peel of Mount Pleasant; 13 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. 

Taylor 
SIMMS - Riley Taylor, 77, of Simms, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at his residence in Simms. 
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples. The Rev. Maurice Shaw and the Rev. Steve Petty officiated. Interment was at Old Union Cemetery. Pallbearers were be Andy Kemp, Rocky Taylor, Larry McDonald, Clay Higgins, Shane Campbell and Scooter Campbell. 
Mr. Taylor was born Sept. 20, 1921 in Simms. He was a lifetime resident of Simms and a member of the Simms Church of God. Mr. Taylor was a farmer and a retired employee of Red River Army Depot.
He is survived by his wife, Jessie Taylor of Simms; sons George Taylor of Walkertown, N.C., Willie Gene Taylor of Hooks, and Jimmy Taylor of Simms; daughters Mary Higgins of Naples, Helen Campbell of Hooks and Billie Kemp of Simms; brothers J.L. Taylor of Mesquite, Bobby Joe Taylor of Mount Pleasant, and J.D. Taylor of New Boston; sisters Billie Jean Crabtree of Mesquite and Dorothy Carter of Simms; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Teer 
Sam Teer, 81, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Horizon Nursing Center in Mount Pleasant. 
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home. Bro. Bill Reisor officiated. Interment was at Matinburg Cemetery in Pittsburg. 
Mr. Teer was born Jan. 25, 1918 in Cumby, the son of John B. Teer and Alabama Reisor Teer. He was a retired steel worker with Lone Star Steel. 
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Dianne Teer of Stonewall, La.; daughter and son-in-law Margaret and Michael Creedon of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister Mary Jane Teer of Mount Pleasant; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. 

Temples 
CRAIG, Colo. - Curtis Temples, of Craig, Colorado, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 in an automobile accident. 
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Jackie Temples, son Timmy Temples, daughters and sons-in-law Patsy and Johnny Carnes, Jodee and Ervin Parrie and daughter Jackie Temples, all of Mount Pleasant; daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Roger Collins of Daingerfield; daughter Paula Temples of Stamp, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers Taylor Temples and Sam Temples: sisters Dorothy Lewis, Erris Brodicks and Thelma Thomas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Sally Temples, and brothers Joe and Bud Temples. 
Funeral arrangements are pending in Colorado. 

Wilkerson 
PARAMOUNT, Calif.- Billy Wayne "Buck" Wilkerson, 49, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at Charter Hospital in Paramount. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at The First Church of God in Christ in Mount Pleasant under the direction of Golden Gate Funeral Home of Dallas. Supt. R.L. Asberry officiated Interment was be at Piney Cemetery. Pallbearers were Preston Wilkerson, Arthur Rogers, Warner Wilkerson, Herman Jenkins, Reginald Dickson, Darnell Wilkerson, Stanley Wilkerson and Paul Rogers. 
Mr. Wilkerson was born June 15, 1949 in Mount Pleasant, the son of Billy and Eulastene (Jones) Wilkerson. 
He is survived by his wife Victoria Wilkerson of Paramount, Calif.; father Billy Wilkerson of Dallas; sons Roderick of Dallas and Jason of Paramount, Calif.; two grandchildren; brothers Stanley, Darnell and Ronald and sisters Barbara Dickson, Tonia, Darlene, Terri and Dorthea, all of Dallas; aunts Mary Frances Williams, Lillian Rogers and Lucille Jenkins, all of Mount Pleasant; a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Wilkerson 
Terry Glen (Gas Mask) Wilkerson, 46, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Titus Regional Medical Center. 
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Tumey Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. Kirthell Roberts officiated. Interment was at Old West Side Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. Pallbearers were John Lewis Wilkerson, Travis James, Tyrone Wilkerson, Rickey Wilson, Jimmy Wilkerson Jr. and Dedrick Wilkerson. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Bryson, Clifton Connally, John A. Jeffery, Sam Richmond, Winfred Owens and Michael Ray Bolden. 
Mr. Wilkerson was born Nov. 7, 1952 in Mount Pleasant, the son of Fred and Beatrice Wilkerson Sr. He attended Booker T. Washington Elementary and Mount Pleasant High School. Mr. Wilkerson worked for Pilgrim's Pride for 15 years. 
He is survived by his mother, Beatrice Wilkerson of Mount Pleasant; five brothers and four sisters-in-law Weldon Wilkerson, Fred and Barbara Wilkerson Jr. all of Mount Pleasant, Jimmy and Zeffie Wilkerson of Omaha, Johnnie B. and Larece Wilkerson and Leroy and Brenda Wilkerson, all of Dallas; sister and brother-in-law Velma and Oscar Simmons of Mount Pleasant and sister Zola Buford of Dallas. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, T.C. and John L. Wilkerson. 

Wommack 
NAPLES - Elizabeth Jane Lakey Wommack, 41, of Naples, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview. 
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. at Naples First Baptist Church under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home. The Rev. Clint Davis and the Rev. James Spears officiated. Interment was at Creekmore Cemetery.
Mrs. Wommack was born Sept. 14, 1957 in St. Louis, Mo. She was a working studio artist, an art instructor at Northeast Texas Community College and a homemaker. She was a member of the Baptist Church, a 1976 graduate of Paul Pewitt High School, and a graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler. She also attended Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mrs. Wommack was a longtime resident of the Omaha-Naples area.
She is survived by her husband Steve Wommack of Naples; daughters Kaitlyn Wommack and Mikayla Wommack, both of Naples; mother, Peggy Lakey of Omaha; sister Kim Waters of Center; brother Philip Lakey of Albuquerque, N.M.; mother-in-law Bonnie Wommack of Naples; a number of nieces and nephews.

Woods
ORE CITY - Mary Edna Woods, 58, of Ore City, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at New Hope Independent Baptist Church in Ore City under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home of Pittsburg. The Rev. Freeman Pierce officiated. Interment was at 4 p.m. at Leesburg Cemetery in Leesburg. Pallbearers were Perry Wood, Walter Carter, Mark Sanders, Zane Ables, Eddie Belt and Jerry Jackson. 
Mrs. Woods was born March 9, 1940 in Wagner, South Dakota, the daughter of Orville and Edna Woods. She had lived in the Pittsburg area for the past 23 years after moving from South Dakota and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Woods was employed in food service at Diana School.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Kevin and Denise Lassen of Longview, Greg and Angie Lassen of Winnsboro, and Donald and Ursula Lassen of Mount Pleasant; the father of her sons, Tom Lassen of Pittsburg; brothers Norman Woods, Pete Woods, Verlin Woods and Donald Woods, all of South Dakota; sisters Layelle Jiricek, Lois Hyde, Sandy Taggart, Karen Dvorak, all of South Dakota, Lavonne Hastings of Florida, Shirley Carda of New Mexico and Velma Vondette of Washington; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, a sister and her parents.


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