The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Death Notices

July 18, 2013

Death Notices for Thursday, July 18, 2013

Earlene Johnson

Memorial services for Earlene Johnson, 80, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with the Revs. DeMarcus Hackett, Roy G. Duncan, Carl L. George and Billy McClelland officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson died July 3 in Allen, Texas.

Irma Jean Gaston

Funeral arrangements for Irma Jean Gaston, 82, are pending at McCoy Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gaston died Tuesday at Palestine Regional Medical Center.

Ella Dewberry

Funeral arrangements for Ella Dewberry, 84, of Palestine and formerly of Athens, are pending at Emanuel Funeral Home of Palestine.

Mrs. Dewberry died Tuesday night at Tru Care Nursing Center.

Alfred Smith

Services for Alfred Smith, 75, of Athens, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bailey & Foster Chapel Palestine. Burial will follow in Guiceland Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.

Mr. Smith died Tuesday in Tyler.

Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home Palestine.

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Louise McCreary Steadman

Services for Louise McCreary Steadman, 81, of Longview, formerly of Palestine, will be at 10 a.m. today at Bailey & Foster Chapel with the Rev. Brent Trahan officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Church Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.

Mrs. Steadman died Sunday at Longview Regional Medical Center.  

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