March 14, 1977 - Sept. 3, 2016
Joseph William Baugus, 39, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.
He was born March 14, 1977, in Linden, to Harold and Shelia Baugus. He was employed with Wilbanks Land and Cattle, a member of Cass Baptist Church, loved spending time with family and friends and 4-wheeler riding.  
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Baugus.
He is survived by his daughter, Brooke Baugus of Atlanta; and her mother, Tiffany Baugus of Atlanta; his mother, Shelia Baugus of Cass; a brother, David Baugus and wife Carrie Baugus of Atlanta; a niece, Kayla Baugus of Magnolia, Ark.; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Hanner Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jason York officiating. Interment will follow at Cass Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service..
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Feb. 20, 1943 - Sept. 20, 2016
Gene Lummus, 73, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Sept. 20, 2016, in an Atlanta nursing home.
He was born Feb. 20, 1943, in Cass County, to Havard and Kathleen Lummus. He was a logger and retired from Cass County Precinct #4. He loved farming, fishing, hunting, making knives and spending time with his family.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jerry Lummus; a grandson, Adam Payne; and a son- in-law, Tommy Payne.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ineva Lummus of Atlanta; one son, Dale Lummus and wife Vickie of Atlanta, two daughters, Teresa Payne of Atlanta and Lisa Payne and husband Dewayne of Atlanta; a sister, Janice Hodges and husband Donald of Bloomburg; six grandchildren, Justin Lummus and wife Holli of Atlanta, Nathan Lummus and wife Veneta of Atlanta, Daniel Payne and wife Jessica of Texarkana, Maranda Payne and husband Mark Howlett of Bloomburg, Cristy McKinnie and husband Scott of Atlanta and Ashley McKinnie and husband Brian of Atlanta, Texas; 12 great-grandchildren, Clowey Lummus, Jake Lummus, Olivia Howlett, Riley Payne, Natalie Payne, Karter Payne, Luke Porterfield, Connor McKinnie, Kenneth McKinnie, Kacie McKinnie, Katlen McKinnie and Isabella Payne; and  numerous  other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Hanner Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, at New Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Dupree officiating. Interment followed at New Hope Cemetery in Bloomburg under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hope Cemetery Association, 2924 CR 4919, Bloomburg, Texas, 75556
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Dec. 22, 1940 - Aug. 28, 2016

John Madison Pattillo, 75, of Bloomburg, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Dec. 22, 1940, in Atlanta, to John Wesley Pattillo Jr. and Susan Griffin Pattillo. 
He spent much of his youth in and around the Piney Woods of East Texas before his family moved to Laurel, Miss., where he finished high school at George S. Gardiner High School in Laurel. 
It was in Laurel where he met and married his wife Betty Graves Pattillo in 1962. 
They were blessed to be married 54 years. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi.  
Following a short stint as a teacher, he opened a State Farm Agency in Laurel. 
He was quickly tapped for management and he moved his growing family to Ocean Springs, Miss., then on to Austin and later to Fort Worth. 
John and Betty were very active in many service organizations and socially making friends along the way.  They traveled the world, played golf and tennis, enjoyed being active members at church, welcomed friends into their home, took great pride in their family and always looked for ways to help others.  
He remained with State Farm until his retirement in 1993. 
Although he struggled with his health during this period, he made one last move back home to East Texas to the family farm in Bloomburg. 
Never one to sit still, he decided to become a cattleman, raising Brangus cattle on his Texas and Arkansas land, entertaining family, friends, and a growing squad of granddaughters. 
He was never happier than when he was surrounded by family at Thanksgiving, playing with his granddaughters, or a rising covey of quail behind a brace of his best pointers.  
He was a man of integrity who loved others well. 
His generous spirit touched countless people through the years, and his heart’s desire was that all would know the loving, saving Grace of Jesus.  
He is survived by his wife, Betty; his daughter, Susan Berning and husband John of Sulphur Springs; sons, Tom Pattillo and wife Kathy of Houston and John Pattillo and wife Jessica of Atlanta; sister, Sandra Pattillo Williams and husband Jeff of Ocean Springs, Miss.; granddaughters, Caroline Berning, Sarah Berning, Morgan Pattillo, Rylie Pattillo, Madison Pattillo and Aubrey Pattillo; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Hanner Funeral Service.  
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, at First Baptist Church Bloomburg with Rev. George Thomas officiating.  Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery in Arkansas under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. 
Steve Adcock, Bill Alexander, Shane Cockerham, Bill Elliott, William Elliott and Melvin Timmons served as pallbearers. 
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to those who helped provide loving care for John including Dr. Bryan Bowen and staff, Serenity Hospice and Helping Hands. 
Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church Bloomburg, P.O. Box 202, Bloomburg, Texas 75556, or to a favorite charity.
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June 29, 1948 - Aug. 31, 2016

William Swint Jr., 68, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at his residence.
He was born June 29, 1948, in Atlanta, to William Sr. and Marie Swint. He was retired from Red River Army Depot and was a Baptist by faith. 
He loved spending time with his grandchildren, following his alumni University of Texas Longhorn football, playing dominoes and fishing.  
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Swint of Atlanta; a son, Trey Swint of Atlanta; daughter, Renee Carter and husband Mike of Gainesville; brother, Dale Swint and wife Lydia of Bivins; five grandchildren, Ryan, Ivey, Rivers, Cass and Cooper; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Hanner Funeral Chapel. 
Interment was at Douglassville Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Those wishing to memorialize William may make contributions to Douglassville Baptist Church, 9232 FM 995, Douglassville, TX, 75560.
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June 3, 1913 - Aug. 23, 2016

Curley Rebecca Simmons Criss Jimmerson, 103, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Rock Island Non-Denominational Church. Interment followed at Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.

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