March 20 obituaries
Yelita Mae Appleton Freeman, 88, of Midlothian, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Mansfield.
Graveside service for Mrs. Freeman will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hillside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Larry Rodgers officiating. The service will be under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Born on July 26, 1930 in Como to T.O. and Allie (Warren) Appleton, she married Joseph Audra “Joe” Freeman on March 30, 1947 in Odessa. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1986. Mrs. Freeman was a McCamey High School math teacher for 22 years. She was a member of Ziphron Temple No. 100, Daughters of the Nile, for 24 years. She also served as queen in 2001-02, princess banker for five years, princess recorder for two years and the supreme temple escort to the American flag, Canadian flag and supreme temple banner. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star for 53 years and was the worthy matron of the Hermleigh chapter.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandson, Brent Rains.
Survivors include one daughter, Laura Hall and her husband, Ronald, of Midlothian; five grandchildren, Charla Sorrells and her husband, Todd, of Mansfield, William Joseph Hall of Midlothian, Wetonia Neff and her husband, Doug, of Snyder and Lonnie Hall and Donnie Hall, both of LaRue; six great-grandchildren, Lance Rains of Midlothian, Katelyn Mize of San Angelo, Jenna Cagle and her husband, T.J., and Dakotah Neff and his wife, Kaylee, all of Snyder, Brendon Hall and his wife, Jessica, of LaRue and Brandi Kacir and her husband, Cory, of Saginaw; 16 great-great-grandchildren, Austin, Dustin, Dylan and Danielle Hall, Preston, Paxton and Pierson Hall and Nolan, Ryne and Callie Hall, all of LaRue, Kinley Waltisperger, Clara Ann and Rhett Cagle, all of Snyder, and Seth, Riley and Jackson Kacir, all of Saginaw; and one sister, Yvetta Whisenhunt and her husband, Fred, of Tyler.
Memorials may be made to the Daughters of the Nile, c/o Herbie Kay Lundquist, 6705 Mesa Dr., Austin, TX 78731.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.
Carol Thurman, 63, died March 18, 2019 at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home