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Allan R. Moore

Allan Ray Moore, age 64, of Flint passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at his residence. Allan was born February 18, 1955 in Houston to parents, Jefferson Marion Moore, Sr. and Hazel Green Moore. After graduating from Angleton High School, class of 1973, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Texas A & M University. Allan owned and operated Deals on Wheels in Palestine. Then for many years, he worked as a salesman for William George Wholesale where he retired. In his retirement, his passions were fishing and riding his motorcycle.

Allan is survived by daughters, Cristy Stanley and husband, Brian of Montgomery; Tammie Wedin and husband, Billy of Palestine; grandchildren, Chloe Moore of Palestine, Peyton Stanley of Montgomery, Parker Stanley of Montgomery, Savannah Lee Stanley of Montgomery, Asher Wedin of Palestine; mother, Hazel Moore of Crockett; numerous other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by father, Jeff Moore; brothers, Lloyd Moore, Jefferson Moore.

Funeral services for Allan Ray Moore will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Darst officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends for visitation Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

Gerald Wayne Lane

August 06, 1954 - October 07, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Gerald Wayne Lane, age 65, of Palestine, Texas died Monday, October 7, 2019, at his home in Palestine, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 in the Antioch Church in Palestine. Internment will follow in the Magnolia cemetery in Tucker. Visitation will be at the Emanuel - Palestine 10-8-19 from 10-6 p m.

Emanuel- Palestine funeral home in charge of arrangements

Burl Lee Barrett

June 08, 1927 - October 07, 2019

Burl Lee Barrett, age 92, of Palestine, Texas died Monday, October 7, 2019 at his home in Palestine, Texas. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10 am in the Wesley United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Internment will follow in the Pinery Cemetery in Palestine. Visitation at Emanuel-Palestine 10-18-19 from 10 a m - 6 p m. Emanuel- Palestine funeral home in charge of arrangements.


Darrell Smith

Funeral services for Darrell Smith will be Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12 noon in the Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Earl Harris and Pastor Henry Lovelady Euologist officiating. Internment will follow at Post Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be at Barkley Mortuary on 10/17/19 from 1 p m-6 p m  and wake from 6 p m- 8 p m with the Barkley Mortuary Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.

James Monroe Foster, Jr.

James Monroe Foster, Jr., age 88, formerly of Grapeland passed away on October 12, 2019. He was born October 28, 1930 in Lamesa to parents Joseph Monroe Foster and Gladys Farrar Foster. James served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, received his Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern New Mexico University, and retired from teaching after 28 years at Odessa Permian High School.

James is survived by his wife, Georgia Foster; sister, JoAnn Clayton; daughters, Kathy Banks and husband, Rod, Chris Foster; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; step-daughter, Sheryl Hopper and husband, Dan; step-sons, Dave Bennett and wife, Carol, Allen Bennett and wife, Teresa; and nephews, Tony Clayton and wife, Kari, Mark Clayton and wife, Ladonna. He was preceded in death by parents, Joseph Monroe and Gladys Foster; wife, Joyce Foster; nephew, Lance Clayton.

Memorial service for James Monroe Foster, Jr. will be held at a later date.

Mary Louise "Sue" Davis

Sue Davis, age 81, passed away in the early morning hours of October 13, 2019 in Fairfield, Texas. Her funeral services will be held 10 A.M., Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas. Pastor Randy Ayers will officiate. The Davis family will receive friends Tuesday, October 15th from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Mary Louise Davis was born November 1, 1937 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Willie M. & Christine (Richardson) James. Known by most as Sue, she had been a resident of Leon County since 1968 and worked as a homemaker her whole life. The things Sue loved most was her church, Celebration Church in Buffalo of which she was an active member, and her family. Sue had been a devoted wife and mother and always enjoyed traveling with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and taking them to new places.

Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Stanley Davis; brother, Willie “Bud” James and daughter-in-law, Lauri Davis. She is survived by sons, Mitchell Davis, Chuck Davis (Lynn) and Robert Davis (Sheila) all of Buffalo; daughter, Brenda Grigg (Tim) of Kosse; sister, Erma Cramer of Fairfield; thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas is entrusted with arrangements.

Dorothy Louise Whiteman Bell

Dorothy Louise Whiteman Bell was born June 23, 1943, in Goodwater, Oklahoma. Her family later moved to Sunnyvale, Texas where she was a 1961 graduate of Forney High School. While living there she met Cecil Bell, the cowboy of her dreams. In the face of her Dad’s objection, but with her Mom’s consent, they were married, a love story that would last for 48 years. Blessed with three sons, the couple moved their young family around Texas until 1975 when they settled in Leon County, in the small town of Oakwood.

Dorothy raised her kids and was a homemaker until the early 1980s at which time she added managing the offices of the fledgling family businesses she helped to start. She loved collecting bells, bluebonnets, turquoise. She also loved the “Cecil & Dorothy” River Bell camp house, the Bell ranch, her family and anything Texas.

A devoted member of the Oakwood Church of Christ, she supported the local congregation and numerous ministries across the far reaches of the globe. She was patriotic and a strong believer in protecting our 2nd Amendment rights. She was seldom without her pistol. She served Leon County and the Oakwood community as it’s representative on the Brazos Valley Council of Governments. In the mid 90s, she was elected as a member of the Oakwood City Council. She went on to be elected Mayor, a position she held for 11 years before deciding not to place her name on the ballot. Amid her protests, the citizens of Oakwood elected her again- this time as a write-in candidate. She would continue to serve on the Council until her passing. She was honored this year by the City of Oakwood with the title of Lifetime Ambassador for the City and for the community of Oakwood.

On the evening of October 12th, Mom crossed that great chasm between here and Heaven and leapt into the waiting arms of her strapping East Texas cowboy and our dad, Cecil Bell. She was proceeded in death by her father Robert Lee Whiteman and mother Catherine Cordelia Taylor Whiteman and by her husband Cecil Bell. She is survived by her brother Delbert Whiteman and wife Carolyn of Terrell, by sons Cecil Jr and wife Jo Ann of Magnolia, Ernest of Magnolia and Justin and wife Alisha of Oakwood, by grandsons Logan, Eric, Roy, Cecil III, Charlie, and Brendon, by granddaughters Heather, Kristen and Claudia, by her 9 great-grandchildren and by a host of nieces, nephews and family.

In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes, the immediate family will assemble at 1:30PM on Tuesday, October 15th at the Buffalo Funeral Home for a brief visitation and will travel to the Oakwood Cemetery for a 4PM grave side service and internment.

Per Dorothy’s wishes, donations to the Oakwood Church of Christ are requested in lieu of flowers, mailing address is PO Box 322 Oakwood, Tx 75855.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate the life of Dorothy Bell on Saturday, October 19th. The celebration will be “come and go” between the hours of 12-6PM at the Bell Ranch, 609 PR 303, Oakwood, Tx 75855.


Final Arrangements made by Emanuel Funeral Home-Palestine, 1721 W. Oak Street, Palestine, TX 75801



Final Arrangements made by Emanuel Funeral Home -Crockett, 906 N 6th Street, Crockett, Texas 75835


Final Arrangements made by Emanuel Funeral Home-Palestine,1721 W. Oak Street, Palestine, Tx 75801

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