Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


July 12, 2013

Gail Houghton Pinkerton

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Gail Houghton Pinkerton, age 84, of Troup are scheduled for 10 a.m. Sat., July 13,  at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Mike Harper and David Adams officiating. Interment will follow at New Emmaus Cemetery.

Mrs. Pinkerton went to be with her Lord on Wed., July 10, 2013 in Tyler.

Gail was born in Rusk County on April 3, 1929 to Clyde Burks and Sudie Mae Patrick.  

After 30 years of teaching, she retired from New Summerfield I.S.D. Mrs. Pinkerton was a member of New Emmaus Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Troy Houghton; second husband, Billy Pinkerton;  grandsons, Troy Lee Houghton and Eric Kimmey; brother, Robert Burks; son-in-law, Jay Kimmey; and daughter-in-law, Jean Houghton.

Survivors include her son, Joe Houghton Sr. of New Emmaus; daughters, Lynda Houghton of Kilgore, Denna Sue Foster of New Emmaus, Gayla Willis of Palestine, Paulette Campbell of New Emmaus; step-daughters, Pam Bowen of Conroe, Vickey Sanders of Turnertown, Paula Kimmey of Tyler; brothers, Robert Burks of Dallas, James Paul Burks of Henderson; sisters, Joy Cariker of Carthage, Laverne Cooper of Tyler, Betty Penney of Henderson, Jane Harrelson of Tyler, Freida Bennett of Garland; 23 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Max McCormack, Royce Wallace, Michael Joe Parsley, Doug Clark, Casey Davis, Ward McCown, Ryan Weaver, and Daniel Ebanez. Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 12 at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Homeplace 4111 University Dr. Tyler, Texas 75701.


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