Palestine — Rayford L. Shaver
Beloved husband, father, and grandfather left this world to be with his Lord & Saviour on Sunday, June 4, 2006, after a lengthy illness.
Rayford L. Shaver was born November 10, 1922 in Palestine, Texas to James Clayton and Annie Mae Shaver. After graduation, he joined the Merchant Marines and served on the Ship Margaret Brent from 1942 until 1945, during World War II.
He was a Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Kermit, No.1258. He was employed by Sid Richardson Gas Co., as a plant superintendent for 40 years. He was a Christian and a faithful member of the Adult IV class, with his wife, Earlene Shaver. He was an associate member of the Retired Teachers Association of Texas, and helped his wife with extra duties when she was elected vice president for three years and president for two years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Ione Skidmore; brothers, Adolph and J. C. Shaver; and his first wife, Nancy Scales Shaver.
He is survived by his wife, Earlene Shaver; two sons, Ronald Shaver and Gary Shaver and wife, Kay; granddaughter, Sydney Paige Shaver; sister, Opal Ashley; step-children, Dr. Lonnie R. Hayter, Jan Travland and family, and Gregory Hayter. Also step-children, Jason Lindsey and Tracee Bullock, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of LIfe Service will be held at Evangelist Temple, New Beginnings Church (3011 N. Loop 256, Palestine, Texas), on Friday, June 9, 2006 at 2 p.m., with Dr. Lonnie Hayter officiating, and Dr. Barry Roberts assisting. Music will be present by Dan Gibbs, directing the First Baptist Church Choir and congregation of his home church in Monahans, Texas Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery of Palestine, next to Nancy Shaver, the mother of his two sons, Ronald and Gary Shaver.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mo's Country Living, c/o Maureen Vaughan, 1665 S. E. 1000, Andrews, Texas 79714. All donations will be used to serve others in need.
Rayford passed away under the loving and considerate hands of this wonderful person with her dedicated staff and Star Hospice. Thank you Mo, for your good and faithful service.
Bless you always, from the family and friends of Earlene and Rayford Shaver.
His Lord said unto him, well done, good and faithful servant; thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. Matthew 25:23.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services of Monahans.
Marshall E. Carter Jr.
Services for Marshall E. Carter Jr., 75, of Palestine will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chapel of the Air at Land of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.
Mr. Carter died Tuesday at Cartmell Home for Aged.
He was born April 20, 1931, in Palestine to Marshall Carter Sr. and Mary Lucille Grimes Carter.
Mr. Carter served 21 years in the U.S. Navy and 16 years at the Newport News Shipyard before retiring and returning to Palestine in 1996.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; and a sister, Myra Ellen.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Kay Carter; sons, Marshall Carter III and Donald Carter of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Katie Drake; brother, H.G. Carter; sister, Flora Cotton, all of Palestine; sister, Katherine Page of Thorndale; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Thomas Calvin Lasiter
Services for Thomas Calvin Lasiter, 82, of Palestine will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Rev. Bud McGee and Rev. Dale Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Palestine.
Mr. Lasiter died Tuesday morning at Greenbrier Rehabilitation Center.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bailey & Foster, Palestine.
Nozaura June Carter
Nozaura June Carter, 61, of Palestine will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Greater Brownsfield Baptist Church in Palestine. Interment will follow in the Pinery Cemetery in Palestine under the direction of Emanuel Funeral Home of Palestine.
Mrs. Carter died Monday at Azalea Place in Tyler.
Gaylene “Kay” Glazner
Services for Gaylene “Kay” Glazner, 68, of Marquez will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ephesus Baptist Church near Jewett. Burial will follow in the Marquez City Cemetery under the direction of Buffalo Funeral Home.
Mrs. Glazner died Tuesday at her residence.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. to receive friends. Visitation also will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
Palestine — Rayford L. Shaver