November 25, 2007
From Left to Right: Mildred T. Banks, Page Ann Banks (Granddaughter), and
Daniel Basil Banks Sr. - from the 2005 Huntsville, Alabama Reunion
Daniel Basil Banks Sr.
Aug. 12, 1917 Nov. 25, 2007
Daniel Basil Banks Sr., 90, of Huntsville died Sunday. Mr. Banks was born in Coffee County, Tenn., on Aug. 12, 1917. He was active in the real estate business in the 1950s and 1960s as a partner in Banks & Fann Realty Co. After retiring, he enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Canada in his RV. Mr. Banks was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Sertoma Club, Elks Club, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.E. and Grace Banks; two brothers, Carl and Cliff; and two sisters, Velda Lyle and Minnie Morrow. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mildred T. Banks; son, Daniel B. Banks Jr. and wife Jennifer; granddaughter, Page Ann Banks; and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Berryhill Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Maple Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Coy Hallmark officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice.
Published in The Huntsville Times on 11/27/2007.
Sympathy is extended to Mildred (wife of Basil), Danny (son) and Jennifer
(daughter-in-law) - we love you.
Basil Banks passed away last night at Huntsville Hospital. The funeral will be at Berryhill Funeral Home (just south of Spry Funeral Home) on Memorial Parkway in Huntsville. Visitation - Wednesday (Nov 28) from noon until 2 p.m.
Graveside service at Maple Hill Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements are pending but will probably be visitation just before funeral on Wednesday.
Be in prayer for Mildred - she is in the hospital with pneumonia. Danny and Jennifer have been so very faithful to tend to Basil and Mildred for quite some time now.
Mildred is the cousin of "Buddy" William Burkett. Her Mother was Ovie Burkett Majors (sister of Buddy's Dad - J.B. Gentry Burkett). Mildred is a Great Great Great Granddaughter of Henry Burkett Sr.
From JoAnna and Buddy Burkett - Huntsville, Alabama; 26 November 2007
From left to right - Burkett Edison Massey, his Grandson "Burke" Burkett Massey and, Son Bob Massey (Burkett Edison Massey's Son)
From the Goldthwaite Reunion - September 2005
Burkett Edison Massey
February 13, 1920 - November 14, 2007
Burkett Edison Massey, age 87, of Waco passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at the Temple VA Hospital. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with Chaplain Curtis Holland and Mitch Parrish officiating. Burial will follow at Stanford Chapel Cemetery.
Burkett was born February 13, 1920 in Mullin, TX to A. T. And Stella Mae Massey.
Burkett loved God and his country; he retired from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer and a Decorated War Veteran of two wars. He helped defend his country in WWII aboard ship. He answered the call of duty again in Vietnam aboard a River Patrol Boat. He received many decorations and citations during a quarter century of service for God and his country in the U.S. Navy.
In 1939 he married the love of his life, Mildred Hulsey. Even his final few days with us his face would light up when she would enter his hospital room. They have been married 68 years.
He loved his family; taking his grandsons, Bill, Gregg, Jeff, Bobby and Burke hunting and fishing, and teaching them other skills and sharing life’s lessons with them. He always made time to enjoy his granddaughter, Cristy and spend special time with her. He cherished his six great grandchildren, Ross, Arden, Trey, Christopher, Cade and Lauren, spending time with them and showing them special attention. His life was all about family.
He was preceded in death by grandson, Jeffery Michael Wetterman; his brother, Joe Massey; his sister, Mae Kardash and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Massey; his daughter, Della Wetterman and husband, Bill, Sr. And their children, Bill, Jr. And wife, Lex of McKinney; Gregg Wetterman and wife, Jennie of Waco; his son, Bobby G. Massey and wife, Vicki, and children, Bobby Massey, Jr., and wife, Becky, Burkett Massey, Cristy Massey Prud’homme of Shreveport, LA. He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Ross, Arden, Trey and Christopher Wetterman; Cade Massey and Lauren Prud’homme.
Pallbearers are Bill Wetterman, Jr., Gregg Wetterman, Ross Wetterman, Bobby Massey, Bobby Massey, Jr., Burke Massey, Trey Wetterman and Christopher Wetterman.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our “Memorial Guestbook” at WWW.wilkirsonhatchbailey.Com.
From the Kingman, Arizona "Miner"
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
John Ramsey Tissaw, 85, of Kingman died Friday, May 18, 2007, in Kingman, Arizona.
He was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Wichita, Kansas.
Arrangements are being handled by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.
John, known by family and friends as Jack, was a great grandson of Jacob Lorenza Burkett and his second wife, Mary Matilda Reed. He was survived by three sons, Richard, Anthony, Bradford and one daughter Jackie.
Information provided courtesy of Bill Huckaby - From Sunny Northern California
Deborah Ann (Burkett) Georgia passed from this life on May 2, 2007. She was the second daughter of Jake B. Burkett and Vivian Rose (Neill) Burkett. She was born in Goldthwaite, TX on Jan. 23, 1951. She married Tom Georgia of Shinglehouse, PA on March 11, 1972. They have one son, David Georgia of Olean, NY and one granddaughter, Lily Ann Georgia also of Olean. Deborah worked as a nurse for many years but had been in poor health since 2002. She will be missed by all who had the privilege of calling her “friend”. Deb requested that she be cremated and her ashes scattered over the graves of her father and mother in the Oakview Cemetery in Mullin, TX.
Deb is survived by her husband, Tom Georgia, son, David Georgia, granddaughter, Lily Ann Georgia, sister, Sharon Fleming of Athens, TX, brother, Joe Pat Burkett, nieces, nephews and a host of friends and relatives.
Austin Wayne Cooper Born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on 05/07/1942 Departed on 06/02/2007 and resided in Albuquerque, NM
COOPER ? Austin Wayne Cooper, 65, passed away on Saturday, June
2, 2007 in Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his parents, George B.
Cooper and Callie Ree Cooper. He is survived by one brother, Thomas Cooper and
family from McKinney, Texas; and one sister, Anne (Cooper) York and family in
Nashville, Tennessee. Austin was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on May 7, 1942.
He lived there until his family moved to Altus, Oklahoma in 1949 and then to
Moses Lake, Washington in 1952. He attended public schools and graduated from
Moses Lake High School in 1960. After attending Washington State University
for two years, Austin enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from August
of 1962 through September of 1964. After his discharge, he returned to school
at Central Washington State University. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of
Arts degree in 1968, he served as Head Resident of the Men?s Residents Halls
and as Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Men. He then held a similar
position at the University of Houston before becoming the Religious Activities
Coordinator at the University of Houston. In 1975, Austin moved to Los Angeles
where he served for several years with the U.S. Immigration Service. In 1993,
he moved back to Albuquerque in order to care for his aging parents. While in
Albuquerque he worked on a seasonal basis with the Internal Revenue Service.
He was best known in his neighborhood community through his service as a
precinct judge at elections. He was an active member of the University Church
of Christ in Albuquerque. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 6,
2007, 2:00 p.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset
Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. The family suggests that in lieu of
flowers, donations be made to Albuquerque Christian Children?s Home, 5700
Winter Haven Drive NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120.
French Mortuary - University Blvd. Chapel
No Staff Memorial Service
Wednesday, Jun 06, 2007
Kenith (Ken) Michael Fleming - Memorial services for Kenith Michael Fleming, 39, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Cooper Funeral Home with Steve Handley officiating. He passed away Saturday, April 21, 2007, at the Trammell Ranch in Anderson County doing what he liked best -- playing with his children and riding his dirt bike.
Ken was born on October 6, 1967, in San Antonio, TX. He attended schools in Livingston and Athens. He was employed as a parts representative with EasTex AutoPlex in Athens and was previously employed with Auto Zone and O'Reilley's for several years.
Survivors include his soul-mate, Paula Trammell of Athens; children, Kelsie Fleming of Austin, Kye Fleming of Tyler; Kristopher Fleming of Athens, Victoria Abrantes of Athens; parents, Kay and Sharon (Burkett) Fleming of Athens; sister, Shauna Kelley of Athens; nephew, Colby Kelley of Athens; niece, Erika Kelley of Eustace; numerous cousins, friends and acquaintances.
Honorary pallbearers include Martin Stockard, John Boles, Kenney Keys, Mark Ashley, Burkett Curtis and Robert Frisbee
Ken came at this life at full-throttle and departed at the same speed.
His motto in life was "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- What a Ride!" Rest in Peace, Ken 1967-2007
The family will receive condolences at the Cooper Funeral Home before the services on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Callie Ree Cooper Born in Goldthwaite, Texas on 08/10/1913 Departed on 02/04/2007 and resided in Albuquerque, NM
COOPER - Callie Ree Cooper, 93, passed away on Sunday, February
4, 2004 in Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her husband, George B.
Cooper; her parents William and Anna Jackson of Lubbock, Texas; and four
brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her children, Austin Cooper of
Albuquerque; Thomas Cooper and family of McKinney, Texas; and Anne (Cooper)
York and family of Nashville, Tennessee. Callie Ree was born in Goldthwaite,
Texas on August 10, 1913. She lived there until her family moved to Lubbock in
1923. She attended public schools and Texas Tech University, graduating from
Texas Tech in 1937. She met her husband, George, while she was a student at
Texas Tech. They were married in Clovis, New Mexico in 1938. After completing
a year of teaching at Texline High School in Texline, Texas, she joined George
in Carlsbad where he worked for the Bureau of Reclamation. In 1949, George was
transferred to Altus, Oklahoma, and in 1952 he was transferred to Moses Lake,
Washington. In Moses Lake, Callie Ree resumed her teaching career, first as a
substitute teacher for three years and then full-time as a fourth grade
teacher for 19 years before retiring in 1974. Her husband, George, also
retired and they moved to Albuquerque. In her teaching career at Moses Lake,
Callie Ree received the Standard General Certificate from the state of
Washington, certifying her ability to teach any subject at any grade level ?
kindergarten through junior college. She was considered an expert by her
colleagues in the field of social studies and was selected to be on a
committee to revise the social studies curriculum for the state of Washington.
She retired before the committee completed the revisions. Callie Ree was
raised in the Church of Christ. Her family was active in Goldthwaite and at
the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock. She and her husband were active in
churches in Carlsbad, New Mexico; Altus, Oklahoma; Moses Lake, Washington, and
at the University Church of Christ in Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place
and memorial services will be held Thursday, February 8, 2007, 2:00 p.m., at
Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924
Menaul Blvd. NE. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be
made to Albuquerque Christian Children?s Home, 5700 Winter Haven Drive NW,
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120.
French Mortuary - University Blvd. Chapel
Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum
Thursday, Feb 08, 2007
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Thursday, Feb 08, 2007
Aline E. Wadlington - Jonesboro Sun, The - (Feb/2/2007)
Aline E. Wadlington
TRUMANN -- Mrs. Aline E. Wadlington, 88, of Trumann died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born in Moberly, Mo., she had lived in Trumann for the past 40 years and was formerly of Indiana. She was a homemaker, and everyone will remember our mother as a sweet, kind and nice person, but to her children and family, she is our greatest treasure in life.
She shared her love between her children, asking only that her children love one another, as she loved us all. She shared her gentle love with her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren for she loved each and every one of them. Our mother was so caring and loving, and her love for her family, is one of the greatest gifts she gave to each and every one.
We all have our happy memories of our mother, but nothing can replace the greatest treasure we have lost. As you watch over us from Heaven, Mother, know that we will always love you, remember that our love will never end, and you will live forever in our hearts.
Mrs. Wadlington was a member of the Senior Citizen Group and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Trumann.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Francis Earl Yeakey; second husband, Lloyd Wadlington; daughter, Helen Louise Yeakey; two daughters-in-law, Susie Yeakey and Judy Yeakey; four sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by a four daughters, Barbara Yeakey of Portage, Ind., Mary Miller Owen, Priscilla Ann Horton and husband Robert and Linda Coleman and Jack all of Trumann; five sons, Donald Yeakey and wife Karen of Michigan City, Ind., Junior Yeakey of Trumann, Charles Yeakey of San Pierre, Ind., Ernest Yeakey and wife Marie of Santa Marie, Calif., and Frankie Yeakey of Trumann; 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with the Rev. Ricky Dobbins officiating. Burial will be Tuesday at Springfield Cemetery in Springville, Ind.
Visitation will be this evening from 5-7 at Thompson Funeral Home.
An online register can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.
Copyright 2007 Jonesboro Sun
From Bill Huckaby
Jr. Stephens of Woodbury, Tn. passed away last night. He recently had
surgery for a brain tumor and blood clots developed afterwards. Jr. will
be terribly missed especially at reunion time at Sugar Tree Knob. He and
Dot always worked so hard to get everything ready at the church and looked
forward to seeing everyone each year in October.
Visitation will be at the Woodbury Funeral Home Tues from 3 - 9 p.m. and the funeral will be at the same place on Wed at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Sugar Tree Knob Cemetery. Information received from Buddy and Jo Anna Burkett, March 26, 2007.
Stella Mae Massey Kardash died in Mesquite, Texas on August 2, 2005. She was born on December 1, 1923 the daughter of Stella Mae Burkett Massey and Arthur T. Massey; the granddaughter of Joseph Lafayette Burkett. Funeral Services will be held in Mesquite, Texas; 9 AM Friday, August 5, 2005 at the Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home; 1111 Military Parkway; Mesquite, Texas 75149; (972) 285-5489. Interment to follow at DFW National Cemetery. Information received from Sharon Fleming and M.O. Webb; August 4th, 2005.
Betty Burkett Flatt - Wilson World, The -
(Jun/11/2004) (Lebanon, Wilson Co., TN)
Obituaries Updated: 6/10/04 9:58:27 AM
Betty Burkett Flatt
Lebanon, Wilson Co., Tennessee - Funeral services have been scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Flatt, 70.
A native of Wilson County, Mrs. Flatt died June 9, 2004 at the Cedars Health Care facility. She was a Baptist in belief and worked as a licensed practical nurse and at Robertshaw Lux Time.
The family will receive friends Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Danny Sellars with burial at the Wilson County Memorial Park.
Survivors include: husband Dillard Flatt and brother Kenneth (Alice) Burkett -- all of Lebanon. She was preceded in death by her parents Wauford and Callie Kirby Burkett and brothers Gary and Ronald Burkett.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
From the "Hereford Brand" - May 28, 2004
Jerry Gayle Curtis - Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Memorial services for Jerry Gayle Curtis were held at 11 AM Saturday in Trinity Fellowship Church with Rev. Wayne Kniffen officiating. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Rix Funeral Directors. Mr. Curtis died Wednesday.
He was born December 14, 1947 in Mullin, Texas to Alton F. and Juanelle Burkett Curtis. He attended schools in Goliad and graduated from Goliad High School and Southwest Texas University in San Marcos. He served in the Army during the Vietnam era. He moved to Hereford in 1981 and married Donna Schroeder June 16, 1982, in Hereford.
Mr. Curtis was owner/manager of Beef Tech Cattle Feeders. He was a team roper, steer roper, and big game hunter. He was one of 100 shootists in the United States.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife; one brother, Alton Burkett Curtis of Goliad; two sisters, Lori Curtis of San Antonio and Claye Curtis of Houston.
Memorials may be made to the NRA Whittington Center; P.O. Box 700; Raton, New Mexico 87740 or to a favorite charity.
Information received from Sharon Fleming; August 4th, 2005.
Juanelle 'Nell' Burkett Curtis passed away February 11, 2003 in Hereford, Texas, A resident of Goliad, Texas, she passed away while visiting a son, Jerry, in Hereford. Nell was a strong supporter of the Burkett family. She is survived by sons Jerry and Alton 'Burkett' Curtis, and daughters Claye and Lorrie. Graveside services were conducted February 14, 2003 at Oakview Cemetery in Mullin, Texas. (Juanelle was a 2nd great granddaughter of Henry and Polly Epley Burkett, through Jacob Burkett) From M. O. Webb; February 20, 2003.
Laura Belle Burkett Durham, aged 95 (a 2nd great
granddaughter of Henry and Polly Epley Burkett, through John Burkett)
McMinnvile (TN) resident and Warren County native Laura Belle Durham died January 29, 2003 at NHC Healthcare after an extended illness.
A homemaker and member of the Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late T.L. and Minnesota Elrod Burkett, and was preceeded in death by her husband, Jesse Murry Durham in 1957, son Jesse Mack Durham and daughter Mary Joyce Durham.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Harold L. and Frances Durham of Nashville, Aaron L. and Kay Durham of McMinnville and Anthony D. and Danette Durham of Knoxville; grandchildren Laura Duncan of Nashville, Brad Durham of McMinnville, Jennifer Lee Durham of Pasadena, Cal., Julie Anne Durham of Boulder, CO, David Durham of Knoxville and Amy Riley of Dallas, TX; step granddaughter Kami Smith of McMinnville; one great grandchild; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at High's Chapel with Eben Gilbert and Paul Roberts officiating. Burial was at Mt. View Cemetery.
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