The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Death Notices

June 7, 2014

Death Notices for Saturday, June 6, 2014

William Arland Brown

Services for William Arland Brown, 88, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church of Grapeland with the Rev. Dick Dobbins officiating.The Grapeland Masonic Lodge No. 473 will conduct a graveside service at Refuge Memorial Cemetery following the formal service.

Mr. Brown died Thursday.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Grapeland.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church in Grapeland.

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Violet Marie Prater

Services for Violet Marie Prater, 83, of Palestine, will be at 10 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Rick Jensen officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Kelsey Cemetery in Wilmer. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mrs. Prater died Thursday at her residence.

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Brian Hall BeCraft

Funeral services for Brian Hall BeCraft, 26, of Waco, will be at 11 a.m. today at Montalba Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Mr. BeCraft died Tuesday at his residence.

A visitation will be held at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service.

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Nancy Elliott Ludtke

Funeral services for Nancy Elliott Ludtke, 80, of Palestine, will be at 3 p.m. today at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery.

Mrs. Ludtke died Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to First United Methodist Church, 422 S. Magnolia, Palestine, Texas 75801.

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