Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

July 23, 2007

Obituaries for July 22, 2007

Harry Smith

Funeral services for Harry Smith, 88, of Frankston, will be held Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 2 p.m. in United Methodist Church of Frankston with Doug Howell officiating under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial will take place at Old Bethel Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Thursday, July 19, 2007 at Legacy Hospice. He was born May 3, 1919 in Eustace.

Mr. Smith formerly worked as a manager of DC Wholesale Plumbing Supply and was employed by Sabine Supply Company before and after his tour of duty. In 1951 he bought out a Harware Store in Daisetta and in 1958 moved to Frankston.

He was a faithful member of United Methodist Church of Frankston where he was a member of the Chancel Choir.

He entered the U.S. Army Medical Corp in 1941, serving in North Africa and Italy where he was a Chief Warrant Officer and Master Sergeant during his tour of duty and was awarded the EAME Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars. He was a charter member of the VFW Post 5073 and a member of Franskston Riding Club & Trail Riders Association.

Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ida Cathy Smith; brother, Charles Smith; sister, Marry Alice Callahan.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Smith of Frankston; sons, Ronny Smith and Harry Roy Smith of Frankston, Dale Smith of Dallas; daughter, Jackie Lynn Rogers of Pittsburg, Texas; step-sons, Gary Sheeley of Bryan and Terry Sheeley of Frankston; step-daughters, Nelda Clayton of Katty and Karen Howell of Frankston; six grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and sister, Edith Burns of Humble.

Pallbearers include Brandon Sheeley, Jeremy Sheeley, David Sheeley, Bryan Clayton, Jason Smith, Roy Westbrook. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Crouch, Edmund Ortega, James Morris and Frank Harrison.

Visitation was Saturday, July 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Susan L. Foreman-Bowens

Services are pending for Mrs. Susan L. Foreman-Bowens, 43, of Dallas, formerly of Jacksonville, at Community Funeral Home of Jacksonville. Mrs. Bowens died Thursday, July 19, 2007, in Dallas.

Robert B. Odom

Funeral services for Robert B. Odom, 70, of Rusk, are pending with Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk. Mr. Odom died July 18, 2007.