The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

June 6, 2013

Ira G. Huddleston

Palestine Herald-Press

— Funeral services for Ira G. Huddleston, 85, of Palestine, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with the Rev. David Blackmon officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Park.  Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.

Mr. Huddleston passed away Wednesday in Athens.  

He was born Feb. 7, 1928 in Anderson County to Martin I. Huddleston and Katie Hill Huddleston.

He was a salesman for Hub Williams Feed Store and Iron Gate Feed. He was a member of Neches Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Huddleston was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Cornelia Hogan and Geneva Melton; brothers, Hilton, Harold, Howard, Weldon and A.L. Huddleston.  

He is survived by his wife, Mamye Jo Huddleston of Palestine; sister, Othelia Main of Palestine; brother, Philmon Huddleston of Palestine; sister-in-law, Barbara Huddleston of Palestine; special caregiver, Melba Edwards of Athens; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Huddleston, Alex Huddleston, Bobby Huddleston, Jimmy Main, Randy Hogan and Elwin Hogan.

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

The family wishes to thank Heart To Heart Hospice for their love and care. If desired memorials may be sent to: Anita Lamb, 7741 U.S. Highway 84, Palestine, Texas 75801, or Heart To Heart Hospice, 1402 Rice Rd., Suite 100, Tyler, Texas 75703.

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