Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – Volume XX, Issue No. 28

L.R. “Andy” Anders

1935 – 2019

A funeral service for L.R. “Andy” Anders, 84, will be held at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs, at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12.

Interment will follow with a Masonic graveside service at Shook Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Anders died at his home on November 8, 2019. He was born on June 10, 1935, in Anton to Jack and Inez Anders.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy and then went on to have a long career as an aircraft mechanic. He worked at the Ryan Aeronautical Company in California before returning to Texas, where he joined Bell Helicopter in 1964. He worked in new product development and took great pride in his job.

He belonged to Lone Star Bass Club and several others and regularly took top honors in their fishing tournaments. It was at a club meeting where he met the love of his life, Sue. They married on December 28, 1987, and over the years, they competed in some 200 tournaments. Their favorite lake became Lake Fork, where they bought lake front property in 1989.

Andy retired from Bell Helicopter in February 1994, and quickly took up residence in their RV at the lake. He took great pleasure in planting rose bushes, pecan and fruit trees, grape and berry vines on the property. He also planted a huge garden, sharing the harvest with neighbors and church friends.

He joined Emory United Methodist Church in 1998. He gave of his time and talents to Good Samaritan food and clothing pantry. Also in retirement, he became active again in the Masons, with dual membership in Mars Hill Masonic Lodge No. 1440 Emory and Yantis Masonic Lodge No. 382, where he served as Master.

In 2006, the couple moved to Sulphur Springs. Mr. Anders remained active in the Masons and especially enjoyed contributing to Together Against Drugs, a program for fifth graders in Yantis. He and his wife became regular “cruisers” for a time, visiting many places.

They were active members at the First United Methodist Church, where he loved the Messengers Class.

Mr. Anders is survived by his devoted wife of 31 years; his stepdaughter, Carrie Evans; his sister-in-law, Inez Willard; and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean; brother, Joe Pat; and niece, Vickie.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs or a charity of your choice.

A visitation will be held before the service at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m.


Alvin Lewis Turner

1953 – 2019

Funeral services for Alvin Lewis Turner, 66, of Sunnyvale were held on November 9 at Richland Baptist Church. Rev. R.L. Stepney officiated and Rev. Bobby Thomas was the eulogist.

Interment followed at Benton Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Turner died on November 3, 2019, at a hospital in Mesquite. He was born on July 6, 1953, to Morris O. “Buster” and Lillian Ruth Clark Turner in Point. He was a member of the Richland Baptist Church.

Mr. Turner is survived by brothers, James Turner and wife Demetra, Glenn Turner and wife Chary, Kenneth Turner, and Ray L. Turner and wife Evelyn; sisters, Maud R. Hay and husband Ronald, and Nelder Stewart and husband Bobby; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sharlene Turner; and brother, Nelson Turner.

Arrangements were under the direction of Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.