Services for Lori Ann Houghton, 46, Olathe, Kan., were held Dec. 3, 2011, in
the Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace.
Houghton was born Feb. 22, 1965, in Athens to Kay (Kemmerle) Byers and Phil
Rogers and died Nov. 27, 2011.
She is preceded in death by her stepfather, Lonnie Byers and her
grandmother, Edith Kemmerle.
Survivors include her husband, Jack; sons Robert “Heath” and Mason Houghton;
her parents; sister Toni Rogers and brother Phil Rogers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Study Fellowship International
at www.bsfinternational.org or
to Moorehead-Melton Cemetery.
Services for Jasper B. Aldridge, 97, Athens were held Nov. 26, 2011, at
Randolf Cemetery with Rev. Gene Bishop officiating under the direction of
Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Aldridge was born Sept. 6, 1914, to Emma Queener and William Harvey Aldridge
and died Nov. 24, 2011.
He was a truck driver and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, son Benton Aldridge, brother
Jack Aldridge and sister Ina Mae Adkisson.
Survivors include daughter-in-law Charlene Aldridge, Athens; granddaughters
Rhonda Kay Caves and husband Herschiel, Athens and Sharon Gayle Hart and
husband Gary, Payne Springs; six great-grandchildren, 14
great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Roy Hance and wife Randa,
Services for Doug Morgan, 75, of Salado were held Dec. 1, 2011, at Salado
United Methodist Church.
Morgan was born and reared in Beaumont and attended Lamar University and the
University of Houston.
He worked as an ad valorem tax consultant. He and his wife, Betty, lived in
the Cedar Creek Lake area for 18 years.
Morgan retired to Salado in 2006, where he was an active member of the
Salado Lions Club, in charge of the Lions Eye Bank Program.
He was a Master Mason and former member of the Hella Temple “Black Horse
Patrol” and Knights Templar.
Morgan was a member of the Salado United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of 55 years; son Don; daughter Melissa;
son-in-law Joe; granddaughter Chelsea and her husband, David;
great-grandsons Morgan, Mason and Clayton, and best friend Josh.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA are requested in memory of all his
close “four-legged friends.”
Services for Lillie “Tommie” Taylor, 73, of Gun Barrel City, were held at
Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel Dec. 2, 2011, with interment following at
Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park.
Taylor was born June 14, 1938, to Lillian (Mobley) and William H. Sharp and
died at her residence Nov. 29, 2011.
She enjoyed bowling, spending time with her grandkids and sports, especially
the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers.
She enjoyed crocheting as a hobby in her spare time. She was Baptist by
faith and attended Liberty Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City. She and her
husband owned and operated Taylor’s Automotive.
Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister.
Survivors include daughters Karla Price and her husband, Ronny, of Berea,
Ky. and Carolyn Stone of Hawkins; grandchildren Kristen, Taylor, Sierra and
Mason; other family members and many loving friends.
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