Atoka Cemetery, Novice, Coleman County, Texas


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Latest update:  Friday, September 21, 2012

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Rex Lee CATE

Atoka Cemetery Database: Webpage for Rex Lee CATE, father of

Mikel Gorden CATE

Walker Funeral Home

Mr. Rex L. Cate 88 years old of Novice passed away on Tuesday,

September 18, 2012 surrounded by his family at home. Rex was born

November 12, 1923 in Coleman County to William Columbus Cate &

Mary Elizabeth “Bessie” Jayroe.  After high school, Rex joined the U. S.

Navy and served during WWII. He received his Teaching Degree in

San Angelo, and was a Carpenter of great acclaim. He married Leoda

Mae Bullard in Coleman on December 30, 1945, they have shared 66

years of marriage. Survivors include: his loving wife; Leoda Cate of

Novice, 1 daughter; Cynthia Cate of Hamilton, 2 sons and daughters in

law; Rodney & Charlene Cate of Wichita Falls, and Charles & Isabelle

Cate of Leander, 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, several

nieces, nephews, and many friends. Burial will be Thursday,

September 20, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. With Chaplain King of Solaris

Hospice officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Walker

Funeral Home.




Atoka Cemetery Database: Webpage for Euelena Faye SHIELDS


Chronicle & Democrat-Voice

Euelena Faye Holland


Euelena Faye Holland, 65, of Cisco [Eastland Co, TEXAS], died

January 11, 2011 in Amarillo [Potter Co, TEXAS]. Funeral services will

be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2011 at Stevens Funeral Home

Chapel. Burial will follow in the Atoka Cemetery, under the direction of

Stevens Funeral Home.

She was born June 1, 1945, in Brownwood [Brown Co, TEXAS], the

daughter of Dolph C. and Callie Anderson Shields. She collected tea

cups and enjoyed sewing.

Survivors include one daughter, Michelle and husband Keith McNutt of

Borger; one son, Shawn Eric and wife, Tara Holland, of Chandler,

Arizona; one brother, Doug Sullivan Shields of Odessa and five


• Atoka Cemetery Friends (buried elsewhere)

Frank ARMOUR, died 5 Apr 2011



Dawl Julian Rackley

Atoka Cemetery Database: Webpage for Dawl Julian Rackley

Chronicle & Democrat-Voice


Mr. Dawl Julian Rackley, 83 years old passed away on July 23, 2010 at

his residence in Novice, [Coleman Co] Texas. Mr. Rackley was born

April 12, 1927 in Benoit, [Runnels Co] Texas to Eddie Lawrence

Rackley & Gracie Leotis Johnson Rackley. Dawl married Dorothy

Smith-Clevenger in Lovington, [Lea Co] New Mexico on November 29,

1954, and he was proud to have celebrated 55 years with her.

Dawl was a World War II Veteran and Lease Operator Pumper until he

retired. He and Dorothy moved to Coleman County on June 29, 1996

and made their home in Novice, where they were known for the Great

Pyrenees that greeted everyone as they drove past the house with a

turn around show.

Survivors include: Loving wife Dorothy, 1 son; Randal Wayne

Clevenger, 3 sisters and brother in law; Ila Faye Brendsel of Buena

Park, [Orange Co] California, Betty Rodriguez of Aurora, [Arapahoe,

Adams, and Douglas Cos] Colorado, and Peggy M. & Jim Rob

McKenzie of Raymore,  [Cass Co] Missouri, 2 brothers and sister in

law; Horace Rackley of Portales, [Roosevelt Co] New Mexico, Sonny

Ray & Jane Rackley of Brownfield, [Terry Co] Texas, 8 grandchildren,

11 great grandchildren, 3 great- great grandchildren, many nieces,

nephews and friends. Dawl was preceded in death by his parents;

Eddie & Gracie, 1 sister Mary Lee Clevenger-Washington.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 27, 2010 from 6:00 until 7:00 P.M. at

Walker Funeral Home 401 Commercial Ave. Service will be

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at the Atoka Cemetery in

Novice, Texas, with Rev. Patrick Bennett officiating. Interment will

follow under the direction of Walker Funeral Home.

Kelly McConnell PARKER

Atoka Cemetery Database: Webpage for Kelly McConnell PARKER

Chronicle & Democrat-Voice

Kelly Parker, age 46


Kelly Parker, age 46, died Friday, June 18th, 2010 in Coleman County

[TEXAS]. Kelly was born November 2, 1963 in Coleman, Texas to Ray

and Carol Larkin Parker. He grew up in Coleman and graduated from

Coleman High School. He was an electrician and was employed by

Rayco Well Service. Kelly was a member of the First United Methodist

Church in Coleman.

He is survived by his parents, Ray and Carol Parker of Abilene, [Taylor

Co] Texas; one brother Michael Parker and his wife Ana of Los

Angeles, [Los Angeles Co] California; one sister Lisa Burduroglu and

husband Selim of Dallas, [Dallas Co] Texas; three nieces Niko and Zoe

Parker of Los Angeles, California and Leyla Burduroglu of Dallas,


Memorial services will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., June 22, 2010, at

Stevens Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Rev Mike Kerzee, pastor of

First United Methodist Church of Coleman, will officiate. Services are

under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home of Coleman.

The family suggests memorials to Rescue the Animals: 5933 South 1st

Street, Abilene, Texas 79605-1229.

Please sign his on-line guestbook at

• Atoka Cemetery Friends (buried elsewhere)

Pearl SARTOR BOOTH MOATES, died 17 November 2010

Cecil Earl RAY, died 26 August 2010


• No burials

• Atoka Cemetery Friends (buried elsewhere)

Erin Hazel DePRANG BARMORE, died 21 April 2009 

• David Earl DAVIS, died 04 February 2009,



• No burials

• Atoka Cemetery Friends (buried elsewhere)

Margaret Sartor SAINT, died 15 July 2008 


• Burials

MCCAIN Juanita Velma, died 23 June 2007

GARY Billy Jack, died 31 March 2007

• Atoka Cemetery Friends (buried elsewhere)

James Hayes DePRANG, died 17 September 2007

Doris  Zana DePRANG GARVIN, died 31 July 2007

Lora Lee POWELL DePRANG, died 2 March 2007


• Burials


• Timothy Ray KINCAID

• Billy Jack GARY

• Atoka Cemetery Friends (buried elsewhere)




• Atoka Cemetery Friends (buried elsewhere)

• Gene Sprinkles, died 17 March  2005, Coleman Chronicle and

Democrat-Voice Obituary