Billie Rae (Thornton) George

Services for Billie Rae (Thornton) George, 77, of Lufkin, were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.  She was the daughter of the late Dorothy (Robins) and Ray G. Thornton. Mrs. George was born July 13, 1937 in Lexington, Lee County, Texas … Read more

Katholine (Cathie) Callahan Slusher

Services for Katholine (Cathie) Callahan Slusher, 94, of Lufkin, were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Randy Brown officiating and with honorable mention of Bro. Royce Pennington.  Interment followed in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mrs. Slusher was born on October 8, 1920 in Longview, Texas, the … Read more

C. W. Tillar, Sr.

Funeral services for C. W. Tillar, Sr., 84, of Lufkin were held Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Scott Foster officiating. Interment followed in the Narrow Way Cemetery. Mr. Tillar was born February 10, 1931 in Lufkin, Texas to Daniel L. Tillar and Susan E. (Cook) … Read more

Lady Jacks undefeated in district play

The Diboll Lady Jacks finished the first round of district softball play undefeated with a 6-3 come-from-behind victory Thursday, April 2, over Hudson at Lady Hornet Field. Diboll pitcher Aileen Robles gave up two homeruns in the bottom of the first, as Hudson took a 3-0 lead. From there, she allowed just six base runners. … Read more

Jacks even loop mark with win over Bulldogs

The Diboll Lumberjacks evened their district record with a 3-2 home win over the Jasper Bulldogs on Tuesday, April 7. Christian Palacio pitched a complete game for the win, spreading out 6 hits, 3 walks and 7 strikeouts over 7 innings. The Lumberjacks scored their three runs in the third inning. Andrew Rios hit into … Read more

Obituaries 4-16-15

Michael Euguen Wiley Funeral services for Michael Eugene Wiley, 71, of Lufkin will be held Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother C.G. “Buster” Grigg and Brother Jeff Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Union Cemetery. Mr. Wiley was born September 10, 1943 in Carlsbad, … Read more

30 Years Ago: Diboll earns Governor’s award

One Year Ago Diboll Lumberjacks built an early edge, but Central roared back to steal a 3-1 win in district baseball play. This is Diboll’s fourth consecutive district loss. Diboll Civic Club is gearing up for Operation Clean Sweep starting April 26. A group of volunteers and skill craftmen will be helping Diboll home owners … Read more

Avoid traps, stay on course with God

“TThe promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” — Acts 2:39 My son, Jake, is a pretty good golfer. He is on the varsity golf team for Diboll High School, and now that his season is over, he gets to … Read more

Our Apologies

This issue of The Free Press was sent to press a day late due to technical issues. You’d think having an extra day to put it together would have improved its coverage, but due to a computer meltdown we lost some photos and copy. Luckily some photos were still on the camera and we were … Read more