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CATHARINE DEAN OGLESBY

Catharine Oglesby, age 92, of New Boston, Texas passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 in a local retirement center.  Mrs. Oglesby was born January 28, 1925 in Texarkana, Texas.  She was retired from Red River Army Depot as a supply clerk and a member of First Baptist Church, New Boston, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Oglesby.

Survivors include one son, Steven Jack Oglesby of Texarkana, Texas, one daughter, Ann Catharine  Oglesby of Germany, one grand daughter Beth Ann Oglesby, numerous nephews, nieces and a number of other relatives and friends

Funeral  Services were held at 2:00 P.M.,Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in the Bates Rolf Chapel, New Boston with Bro. Ken Cox  officiating.   Interment will be private due to the weather under the direction of Bates Rolf Funeral Home, New Boston.  Visitation was from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Monday January 1, 2018 at the funeral home.

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Mary Franks

Mary Franks, of New Boston, Texas, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at a Texarkana, Texas hospital. She was 81.

Mary was born June 21, 1936, in Maud, Texas, to Perry and Exie Ross Pulce. On August 7, 1954, she was married to William Franks. She was a homemaker and a member of Plantation Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Janet Sue Franks.

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Helen Ivy

Helen Jaqueline Ivy of De Kalb, Texas passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at a De Kalb, Texas care facility. She was 80.

Helen was born January 10, 1937 in Hope, Arkansas to John Edgar and Ruth Lauterbach Tyler. She was of the Christian faith and a seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Franklin Tyler and William Tyler; and one son, Rickey Henderson.

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Danny Yates

Danny Boyd Yates passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at his home in Pittsburg, Texas. He was 63.

Danny was born January 4, 1954, in De Kalb, Texas, to Willie Perry and Mary Lou Russell Yates. He was a farmer and rancher and was a Baptist.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Mark Anthony Yates.

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Boyd Bob Yarberry

Boyd Bob Yarberry age 94 of New Boston, Texas passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Yarberry was born January 28, 1923  in Malta Texas.  He was a retired Wolf Trapper with Fish and Wildlife Services, retired from Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant, United States Army Veteran, member of the Church of Christ, New Boston, a 32nd Degree Mason, and is preceded in death by his wife, Inez Yarberry,  parents, 2 brothers and a sister.

Survivors include  one son and daughter in law, Dale and Sheila Yarberry of Leary, Texas, two daughters and one son in law, Terry Lynne and Terry Capps of New Boston, Texas, Eva Selvidge of Texarkana, Texas, 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends.

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Betty Ann Raney

Betty Ann Raney, of New Boston, Texas, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at a Texarkana, Texas hospital. She was 85.

Betty was born July 12, 1932, in New Boston, Texas, to Samuel and Dovie Redburn Johnson. On August 14, 1953, she was married to Oren Gene Raney in New Boston, Texas. She was a retired anylist from Red River Army Depot, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, New Boston Chapter and was a Methodist.

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JAMES PATRICK DRENNAN

On July 20, 2017, James “Jimmy” Drennan left this Earthly world to meet our Heavenly Father.  He passed away at home surrounded by his loving wife and family after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was an amazing husband, father, son, brother and friend to all. Many friends and family covered him in love throughout his illness.

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FRANK A. BOUTWELL

Frank A. Boutwell of New Boston, Texas died Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Texarkana, Texas. Frank was born in San Antonio, Texas on June 27, 1922. He was reared, mostly, in Dallas and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Methodist University in Social Sciences and a Master’s Degree from Garrett Seminary, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. 

Reverend Boutwell married Glennis Forrester from New Boston, Texas who was a psychiatric nurse then serving at the VA hospital in Houston. He always joked that she gave up a whole ward of men and took him on as a full-time case. In 1947, he began his ministry as Campus Minister at Sam Houston University. He was the founding pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bryan. 

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DAVID LEE WILSON

David Lee Wilson, age 73 of Hooks, Texas passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Wilson was born October 4, 1943 in Texarkana, Texas.  He was an employee of Best Fence Company, member of the Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church, United States Army and National Guard Veteran and is preceded in death by a brother, Chester Wilson and a sister, Shirley Marron.
Survivors include his wife Annie Faye Wilson of Hooks, Texas, two daughters and sons in law, Cynthia and David Scott Hendrix of Hooks, Texas, Jennifer and Joe Myers of Hooks, Texas, one sister, Betty Stovall of Terrell, Texas, one brother  Jerrell Wilson of Leary, Texas, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren  and a  number of other relatives and friends.

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FRED GARLAND SHAVERS, JR.

Fred Garland Shavers, Jr. passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his home in De Kalb, Texas. He was 73.

Fred was the second child of seven children born to Fred and Willis Hall Shavers of Dekalb, Texas. He joined Mt Pisgah Baptist Church as a young child.  He and his older sister Barbara were baptized at the pool in the cow pasture across the Garland road from the church. At the time of his death, Fred and his wife Dayte Hodge Shavers attended Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Cathedral in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

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