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East Texas News - Obituaries
Tyler County Booster- February 22, 2009 - March 1, 2009

Helen Turner
Helen Turner, affectionately called “Ms. Sweet” was born on July 10, 1919 to the parentage of the late Edward “Shed” Williams
and Inez Jeme Williams in Doucette, Texas.
She confessed her life to Christ at an early age, uniting with Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Woodville, Texas where she remained a faithful member until her death.
On Friday, February 13th, Death Angels whispered and said, “You’ve gone the last miles of the way, now it’s time to have sweet peace and rest.”
Sweet was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Lee Turner; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Williams; brother, Wilson Williams;
sisters, Arlee Harrison, Inez Smith; daughter, Barbara Jean Lewis; son, Richard Blackmon.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
two sons, Dallas Lewis Jr. (Creola) and Edward Lyn Lewis; two sisters Litty Mae White and Bertha Midkiff; 26 grandchildren;
41 great grandchildren; 25 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.

Bertha McDaniel
Funeral services for Bertha Berryman
McDaniel will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Hwy 96 Church of Christ in Jasper, with burial to follow at Yellowpine Cemetery in South Hemphill.
Bertha died Feb. 18, 2009 at Providence Park in Tyler. Formerly
of Pineland, she was the last of 13 children and a native of Yellowpine. A longtime Jasper resident, she was a natural born piano player and played by ear. A great storyteller, Bertha was famous for her jokes. She was a writer of memoirs and other childhood memories.
Survivors include numerous nieces & nephews, including Wayne Berryman of Tyler.
Bertha was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Thornton W. McDaniel and 11 nieces & nephews.
Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper.

Raymon Cowart
Funeral services for Raymon Odell Cowart, 75, of Corrigan, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 in the Corrigan
Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Charlie Hodge officiated the services. Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 13 from 6-9 p.m. in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Union Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Cowart was born February 13, 1933 in Fred and passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at his residence. He was a Baptist by faith and formerly employed by Louisiana Pacific as a millwright. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edith Evie (Ratliff) Cowart; brothers, Lester Cowart, J. D. Cowart, Glynn Cowart, Billy Cowart and Henry Kirkland; sisters, Aline, Berry and Willie Mae Dryden.
He is survived by his friend and mother of children, Frances Cowart of Diboll; son, Greg Cowart of Trinity; daughters and son-in-law, Ramona and Gilbert Garcia of Lufkin, Shanna Cowart of Diboll, JoAnna Thompson of Diboll; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Joy Cowart of Colmesneil; sister, Maxine McKim of Irving; grandchildren, Heith Garcia and wife, Summer, Britt Garcia and wife, Nicole, Zane Blount, Jaylon Willis, Ian Willis, Kade Thompson, Kolt Thompson and Brianna Thompson; great grandchildren, Jordan Garcia, Jade Garcia, Talen Garcia, Bryce Golden and Britt Hession.
Pallbearers were Heith Garcia, Britt Garcia, Kade Thompson, Zane Blount, Jerry Hendry, and Wayne Adamick.
Funeral services were entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home, Inc. in Corrigan.



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