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East Texas News - Obituaries
Houston County Courier- August 23, 2009 - August 30, 2009

ALICE ANN RUSHING
Mrs. Alice Ann Rushing, age 62, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009. Mrs. Rushing was born March 29, 1947 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Leo Cole and Peggy Davis. She loved serving others and did so as a licensed vocational nurse for many years. Mrs. Rushing married Leman Rushing on September 28, 1966 in Tulia, and they were blessed with three sons, James, Chad and Kevin. She was a member of the Piney Creek Baptist Church in Kennard and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #134 in Crockett.
Mrs. Rushing loved to quilt and collect beautiful quilts. She enjoyed listening to Elvis, especially his versions of the old gospel hymns. she valued her time spent with family and was devoted to her grandchildren. Recently, she donated her time to the American Legion Auxiliary “Care&Share Troop Support” program for our soldiers overseas.
Survivors include her husband Leman Rushing, of Smyer; father Leo Cole, of Lubbock; sons James Rushing and wife Beth, of Groveton, Chad Rushing and wife Jerica, of Lubbock and Kevin Rushing and wife Susanna, of Ut.; brother John Cole; two sisters Donna Cole and Lori Bradford; and six beloved grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her mother Peggy Cole.
Memorial Services for Mrs. Alice Ann Rushing will be held Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Piney Creek Missionary Baptist Church, FM 2781, in Kennard.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #134, PO Box 43, Crockett, TX. 75835 for use in their “Care&Share Troop Support” program.

HELEN BAILEY SATTERWHITE
Mrs. Helen Bailey Satterwhite, age 90, left this world on August 22, 2009 to be with her Lord Jesus and her loved ones. Mrs. Satterwhite was born on June 7, 1919 in Carthage Texas. In 1936 she graduated with honors from Carthage High School. She was married to George Satterwhite in 1937 and lived in Crockett, all of her life.
Mrs. Satterwhite was a Charter Member of Central Baptist Church in Crockett, TX and was an active member of the Church choir. She also taught Sunday School and Bible Study for many years. In addition, she also worked with the youth in AWANAS and GA’s.
Survivors include one son George Satterwhite, Jr. and his wife Ann, of Dunwoody, Ga.;  one daughter Angela Brackhahn and her husband Jerry, of Raymondville; four grandchildren Susan Satterwhite Weber and husband Steve, of Dunwody, Ga, Scott Satterwhite and wife Shannon, of Birmingham, Ala., Chris Brackhahn and wife Allison, of Austin and Jason Brackhahn and wife Stephanie, of Austin; two great-grandchildren Anna and Ryan Weber; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Smith and Ann Satterwhite, of Crockett; and sister-in-law Winifred Bailey, of Jasper.
 Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, George Sheppard Satterwhite; parents James Franklin Bailey and Della Libby Bailey; and two brothers James Wallace Bailey and Walter Leroy Bailey.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Helen Bailey Satterwhite were held Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Central Baptist Church in Crockett. Interment  followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Central Baptist Church building fund in memory of Helen Satterwhite, 110 N. 7th Street, Crockett, Texas 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

LAURA LEE SALMON
Mrs. Laura Lee Salmon, age 43, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  Laura was born April 13, 1966 in Pasadena, Texas and was a resident of Crockett for the past 26 years.  She was very active in Tres Dias and was a member of the Harvest Church.  Laura had worked as a marketing director for Tiremax.
Survivors include her husband William Rodney Salmon, of Crockett; children William Hunter Salmon and Christopher Ty Salmon, of Crockett; parents Thomas and Gail Lee, of Crockett; sisters Susan Magee and husband Ricky, of Willis, Cindy Lee, of Lufkin and Lydia Myers and husband Mike, of Crockett; father-in-law and mother-in-law Winsel and Jan Salmon, of Crockett; sister-in-law Sheila Ross and husband Frank, of Crockett; 16 nieces and nephews; numerous cousins and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by her grandmother Alamo McGarrah and grandfather Joel Walter McGarrah of Dayton.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Laura Lee Salmon were held Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in the Harvest Church with the Rev. Scott Williams and Sister Carolyn Ivey officiating. Interment followed in the Parker Cemetery in Grapeland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P.O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas  75835 or Harvest Church, P.O. Box 185, Crockett, Texas  75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MARY NINON PATTON CRAIG
Mrs. Mary Ninon Patton Craig, was born April 13, 1915 in Weches, Texas and passed away, Thursday, August 27, 2009 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She grew up on a farm in the Plain community of Houston County, land that has been in the family since 1875. The family also farmed in Cherokee County.  She graduated from Crockett High School.  In 1937 she married Ellis Craig, who had come to Texas with the Civil Conservation Corps. He was involved in the construction and development of Ratcliff Lake.
After their marriage Ellis began working for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and they spent their early marriage years in south Texas where both their children were born.  In 1954 they began a grand adventure in Alaska, where Ellis worked for the Alaska Railroad. Ellis suffered heart problems and had to retire in 1960. They returned to Texas, eventually building a home, primarily by themselves, on the family land in the Plain community.  They raised cattle and horses and became involved in the community, helping to rejuvenate the Plain Church. Ellis died suddenly in 1980, and Nina’s granddaughter’s family came to live with her. 
She helped to rear three great-grand-children at the family farm.  In 2002 her children convinced her to move in with her daughter and son-in-law in Little Rock, Arkansas.  She suffered a debilitating stroke later that year and lived in a nursing care center until her recent death at Arkansas Hospice.
She was admired by all who knew her for her humility, kindness, and curiosity about the world. Her family benefited from her unconditional love.
 Survivors include brother Willis O. Patton; son Ellis Morgan Craig and his partner Beatrice W. Sager; daughter Nina Carolyn Jenkins and son-in-law Clay S. Jenkins; granddaughters Marye Anne Boyd, Teresa Anne Robison and her husband Norm Robison, and Michelle Jenkins; great-grandchildren Crystal Lee Boyd, Carlye Anne Martinsky, Caroline Cassidy Boyd, Rachel Robison, Carnell Robison, and Cardell Robison; great-great grandson Jon Tatum Martinsky; and a host of nieces, nephews and their descendents.
Preceded in death by her father William O. Patton and mother Cora Ann Francis (Burson) Patton; sisters Vera Milo Pate, Phoebe Adeline Julian and Lois Pauline Goff; grandson Michael Craig Jenkins.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Ninon Patton Craig were held Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Don Hobson officiating. Interment followed in the Conner Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204 or the Plain Baptist Church. 
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CLAYTON PAUL MOORE
Mr. Clayton Paul Moore, age 72 of Clarksville, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Spring Meadows Health Care Center. Mr. Moore was born October 24, 1936 in Vance, Mississippi. Mr. Moore was a retired MSG with the U.S. Army and he served in Viet Nam and was a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart Recipient. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Clarksville Civitan Club, DAV Hardy Shelby Chapter, Military Order of the Purple Heart and the VFW.
Survivors include his wife Angel Neal Moore, of Clarksville, Tenn.; daughter Kathy (David) Bearden, of Clarksville, Tenn.; granddaughters Brooke Bearden and Tayor Burich; brothers Roy Newton Moore,  of Oxford, Miss and Alton Earl Moore, of Grapeland; sister Janie Sue Moore, of Oxford, Miss.
Preceded in death by his parents William Bryan and Mildred Madge Youngblood Moore; son Dennis Clay Moore.
Funeral Services for Mr. Clayton Paul Moore were held Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Chapel with Dr. Roger Freeman and Dr. John David Laida officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Memorial Gardens with full Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 435 Franklin St, Clarksville, TN. 37040 or Veterans Van Service.

LELA FREEMAN
Mrs. Lela Freeman, age 88 of Lovelady, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. Mrs. Freeman was born February 22, 1921 in Houston County, Texas and lived most of her lifetime in Lovelady. She was a housewife and a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include he son Richard Freeman and wife Bettye, of Lovelady; grandson Stacy Freeman and wife Jennifer, of Lovelady; great-grandson Cody Freeman, of Lovelady; great-granddaughter Courtney Freeman, of Lovelady; sister Eva Freeman; brother and sister-in-law James and Marie Driskell, of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband Stanley Freeman; parents Richard and Emma Driskell; brother Roy Driskell; and sister Buelah Durden.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Lela Freeman were held Saturday, August 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Paul Carlin and the Rev. Scott Matthews officiating. Interment  followed in the Center Hill Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home



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