1937 – 2023

Ann Lanelle Allen, age 86, passed away October 4th, 2023 at her home in Franklin, Texas surrounded by her family. Born February 3rd, 1937 in Franklin, Texas, she is the daughter of Adrian and Virgie Holder. Lanelle attended Franklin High School. Lanelle married the love of her life, Barney Allen on July 4th 1958 and enjoyed 59 years of marriage until Barney’s death May 22nd, 2017. Barney and Lanelle became very involved in the Brahman Cattle business winning quite a few championships around the world. Lanelle owned and operated a daycare in Houston, and upon her and Barney’s retirement to Franklin, Texas she worked for the State Health Department until her retirement again in 2000. She is survived by sons, Ricky Allen and wife Kathy of Crystal Beach, Texas and Randy Allen of Franklin, Texas. Preceded in death by her brother Royce Holder and sister Linda Brown. In addition, she is survived by adoring grandchildren Richey Allen, Katrina Allen, Brandon Allen, Tommy Lyons, Chris Lyons, Brad Lyons, Gabriella Holder and Royce Holder. Great grandkids Jordan Allen, Justin Allen, Brayden Allen, and Braxton Allen and great great grandchild Collins Allen.

1940 – 2023

Deanna was born on June 8, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York to Joseph and Margaret Abaray Bagao and passed from this life on September 8, 2023. On November 19, 1960, she married James Weiss in Brooklyn, New York. They moved to California in 1972 where she worked in retail sales before becoming a homemaker. In 2004, they retired to Gilmer, Texas to follow their dream, and passion where they started Th e JW Red Brahmans Ranch. Th ose left to cherish her memory are her children, Jeff Allen Weiss, Dawn Marie Kelley (Gary Michael), James Raymond Weiss, Jonathan Keith Weiss (Brenda), and Jerome Michael Weiss (Leanne); sisters, Evelyn Clemente (Tom) and Margaret Bagao; and 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, James Francis Weiss Jr. in July 2023. In lieu of fl owers, memorial donations may be made to American Brahman Breeders Association, (AJBA) P. O. Box 3249, Bryan, Texas 77807.

1939 – 2023

Mr. Chamblee was born June 2, 1947 in Lufkin, Texas to the late Louise (Herrington) and Berlon Chamblee. Mr. Chamblee was a lifetime resident of Huntington. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969 to 1971. He retired as an electrician from the paper mill in Lufkin (Abitibi when he retired) following 35 years of employment. He was active in coaching in the Huntington Youth Baseball and Basketball Associations. Mr. Chamblee was a member of Huntington First Baptist Church. He started East Texas Ranch in 1975. He raised registered Brahman cattle and was a member of the American Brahman Breeders Association. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Oretha (Wise) Chamblee of Huntington; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Chamblee of Huntington, Craig and Martha Chamblee of Laredo, and Richard and Allison Chamblee of Lufkin; grandsons, Colbey Chamblee and Gerado Guerra; granddaughters, Ayden Chamblee, Reese Chamblee, Harper Chamblee, Charlotte Chamblee, Alissandra Guerra, Madison Kinney, and McKenzie Summers; six greatgrandchildren; brother, Gary Chamblee of Huntington; and a number of nieces and nephews.

1943 – 2023

Linda Joyce Skeets was born on October 4, 1943, in Paris, Arkansas, to the late Mac Harrison Hewett and Ila Florene (Hammond) Hewett. Along with her husband Larry, Linda owned and operated Skeets Ranch and Farm. She was a 1961 graduate of County Line High School. Linda was always involved in church activities and was a faithful member of Caulksville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She loved her family, her church family, and her community very much and will be missed by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Larry Skeets; her son, Mac Skeets of Branch; a brother, Jackie Hewett of Caulksville; two grandsons, Tyler Skeets and Slade Skeets; one niece, Callie Hewett; three nephews, Jack Hewett, Todd Hewett and Lane Hewett; one great-niece, Stella Hewett; and three great-nephews, Ashton, Jax and Ryan Hewett.