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Sharon A. Chancellor

Sharon A. Chancellor, 74, of Fairfield, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Tyler. Visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Capps Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were held at 10:0 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at Capps Memorial Chapel. Rev. Terry Skinner officiatied. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Oakwood, TX.

Mrs. Chancellor was born December 24, 1942 in Portales, NM to parents Olen Coleman and Tiny Jane Marrs Christopher. She attended public schools in Palestine, TX. Sharon and Billy Chancellor married on February 14, 1987 in Oakwood where they lived for a number of years before moving to Normangee, TX.

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Sherry Lynn Atkinson

Funeral services for Sherry Lynn Atkinson, 69, of Madisonville and formerly of Buffalo, were held at 3 PM, Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. David Karrer officiated the service and burial followed in the Centerville Cemetery.

Sherry Atkinson was born on July 13, 1948 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Charles Norman and Marjorie Lynn (Standley) Smith. She lived many years in Latexo, Texas and raised her two daughters there. She then moved to Austin and , later to Buffalo. She was a legal secretary and a member of the Leon County Cowboy Church. Sherry loved to sew. She was also talented at painting using oil paints. She enjoyed camping and flower gardening and watching the many humming birds that would visit the gardens. Sherry passed away on September 2, 2017 in Madisonville following a lengthy illness.

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Billy Gene Carmichael

Funeral services for Billy Gene Carmichael, 83, of Buffalo were held at 2 PM, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo. Burial followed in the Buffalo City Cemetery. Visitation was held on Saturday evening from 5 PM until 7 PM at the funeral home.

Billy Carmichael was born in Buffalo on July 6, 1934. His parents were Raymond and Vera (Holland) Carmichael. He was a lifelong resident of Buffalo. He served his country in the U.S. Army. An interesting note to his service: during the Cuba Missile Crisis in the early 1960’s, Billy, who was a member of the Army Reserves, was called to active duty. Billy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Buffalo. He worked as an auto mechanic in Buffalo. However, his family said that he was a man who could do many things such as carpentry, farming and repair work. He was an honest man and expected honesty from others. He was also a notorious prankster and many stories of his exploits have been told through the years. Billy was happiest when working and when spending time with his family and friends.

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Raymond Dariell Daniell

A memorial service for Raymond Dariell Daniell, age 71, of Normangee, was held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Cowboy Church of Leon County. Pastor Tuffy Loftin officiated the service.

Raymond Dariell Daniell was born on March 5, 1946 in Memphis, Texas to Ivan Curtis Daniell& Mary Hammonds. He was married to Mary Allison. In their younger years, Raymond worked in construction which took he and his family all over the state of Texas and into Louisiana. Because of this, Raymond’s children attended elementary and middle school in at least one new school each year. Mary decided that the children needed to attend all four years of high school in one place so the family settled down in Leon County where Raymond took a job as a pipefitter during the construction of the power plant in Carlos. He later retired from the construction business and started his own trucking business. He continued driving trucks until his health began to fail. Raymond loved to fish and play the guitar. He especially enjoyed family gatherings, and most of all, Raymond loved his children and grandchildren with all of his heart. He was a member of the Ephesus Baptist Church and attended the Cowboy Church of Leon County when he was able. Raymond was also a longtime member of the Rogers Prairie Masonic Lodge #540.

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