Funeral services for Lester Hunter, 78, of Alto will Wednesday, April 20, at 2 PM in the A. Frank Smith Methodist Church in Alto with Rev. Tim Ross officiating. There will be a visitation time from 1 PM until service time Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow at the Old Palestine Cemetery. Lester passed away Saturday, April 16, in Alto. He was born in Alazan, Texas April 12, 1944 to Lonnie and Kathryn Johnson Hunter. Lester grew up in Alazan, moved to Colorado for several years and lived in Alto for the last 25 years. He was a graduate of Nacogdoches High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. Lester graduated SFA with a business degree and had been in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Lester was an accountant and was self-employed. He was a member and past president of the Alto Lions Club and enjoyed hunting. Lester was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jackie Hunter. He is survived by wife Joane Clevenger Hunter of Alto, son Lloyd Hunter of Liberty Hill, daughters Donna and husband Ty Hunter Burgess of Dallas, and Ginny Landrum Spurgers of Alto, and granddaughters Kathryn and Marianne Cote. Members of the Adult Sunday School class of A. Frank Smith will serve as pallbearers.
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