Miscellaneous Gregg County, Texas Obituaries - 1998

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Winnie Carolyn Black
HOUSTON - Winnie Carolyn Black, 62, died March 3, 1998. Mrs. Black was a longtime resident of Longview before moving to Houston. She retired from Longview Bank and Trust after many years of service. Mrs. Black is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harry L. Black; two sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Sandra Black and Brian and Jennifer Black, and her grandchildren, Ashley, Julie, Dusty, Carson and Susan, all of Houston; her mother, Laura Mae Gentry, and brother, Albert Gentry and his wife, Josie, all of Miles, Texas; and other loving relatives. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today, March 5, at Earthman Bellaire Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 6, at Houston National Cemetery Chapel, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive. In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to Hospice of Texas Medical Center, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Debra Kay Bochert
JEFFERSON - Memorial services for Debra Kay Bochert, 35, of Avinger will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Lake O' the Pines Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Janz officiating. Arrangements are by Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home. Mrs. Bochert died Tuesday. Survivors are her parents, Bobby L. and Carol J. Hammond, and daughters, Sidney Michelle Bochert and Destiny Delphine Hammond.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Artis Brooks
DALLAS - Services for Artis Brooks, 58, of Dallas will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church in Dallas with the Rev. Kenny D. Wesley officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Arrangements are by Paradise Funeral Home of Dallas. Mr. Brooks died Sunday in Dallas. He was a self-employed electrician. He was born Jan. 28, 1940, in Upshur County.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Ronald G. Claxton
CARTHAGE - Graveside services for Ronald G. Claxton, 48, of the Deadwood community will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Deadwood Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Linebarger and the Rev. Hollie Atkinson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Mr. Claxton died Wednesday in Marshall.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Elsie 'May' Harrell
Graveside services for Elsie "May" Harrell, 70, of Longview will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at Rosewood Park Cemetery with Joe Jones officiating under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. Mrs. Harrell died Monday, March 2, 1998, at a local hospital. She had been a resident of Longview for 24 years, coming from Kentucky. She was born in Butler County, Ky., on March 12, 1927, and was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Harrell is survived by her sons, Jimmy Findley of Kentucky, Jerry Findley of Longview, and Michael Findley, Kevin Findley and Steven Findley, all of Kentucky; daughters, Brenda Sanchez of Longview, Theresa Fields of Kentucky and Kimberly O'Con and Dena Marett, both of Longview; 31 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her brothers and sisters, W.L. and J.C. Lindsey of Kentucky, Stanley Lindsey of Avinger, Texas, Ruby Raymer of Kentucky and Sue Skillern of California; and numerouos nieces and nephews. Mrs. Harrell was preceded in death by her husband, Gene A. Harrell; a sister, Anita Ray; and a grandson, Derrick Findley. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home today, March 4.
[Published March 5, 1998]

James C. 'Jim' Hogan Sr.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Services for James C. "Jim" Hogan Sr., 54, of Hattiesburg, Miss., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dixie Baptist Church in Hattiesburg with the Rev. Bobby Holder, the Rev. Joe Campbell and the Rev. Harvey Kelly officiating. Interment will be in Dixie Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home. Mr. Hogan died of heart failure on Monday, March 2, 1998, at his residence. The longtime resident of Hattiesburg was a member of Dixie Baptist Church, where he was an active member and deacon. Mr. Hogan was retired from the restaurant business. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus Leon and Ruth McMahan Hogan II. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Page Hogan of Hattiesburg; one daughter, Virginia H. "Ginger" Berry of Prentiss, Miss.; three sons, Scott Hogan of Atlanta, Ga., and James E. Hogan Jr. and Jacob R. Hogan, both of Hattiesburg; one grandson; two sisters, Jeanette Barham of Hattiesburg and Carolyn Simmons of Columbia, Miss.; and three brothers, Dr. Marcus L. Hogan III of Hattiesburg, Dr. Daniel Hogan of Raymond, Miss., and Harold Hogan of Longview. Pallbearers will be Mark Hogan, David Hogan, Patrick Hogan, John Saulters, Eddie Hogan, Craig Hogan, Glenn Allen Simmons, Harvey Hogan and David Page. Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Dixie Baptist Church Building Fund.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Jefferson W. 'Jay' Morgan
Funeral services for Jefferson W. Morgan, 70, of Longview will be held at noon Thursday, March 5, at the First United Methodist Church in Hallsville with the Rev. Randy Hageman officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Park Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. Mr. Morgan died Tuesday morning, March 3, 1998, at his residence. He was born March 27, 1927, in Dexter, N.M. He had been a resident of Longview for the past 30 years, having come from Dallas. Mr. Morgan was retired as a retail salesman but was currently working for WalMart. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II era, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hallsville. He is survived by his wife, Eula Morgan of Longview; a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Sharon Morgan of Hallsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Russell Kangerga of Henderson; a sister, Dorothy Cash of Dallas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Longview or the First United Methodist Church of Hallsville.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Jewell Nesbitt Jennings Lias
Mrs. Jewell Nesbitt Jennings Lias died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Citizens Funeral Home, 117 S. Harrison St., in Longview, Texas. Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the funeral home chapel. Mrs. Lias is survived by one brother, Charlie Nesbitt of Marshall, Texas; four daughters, Jessie Williams of Ben Franklin, Texas, Bessie Smith of Longview, Ida Shanklin of Kansas City, Mo., and Pauline Smith of Houston; and two sons, Eddie Jennings of Kansas City, Mo., and Lewis Jennings of Longview.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Opal McDuffie Liles
LINDEN - Services for Opal McDuffie Liles, 83, of Carriere, Miss., formerly of Linden, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the New Colony Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Lynn Harrod and the Rev. Marion Harris officiating. Burial will be in New Colony Cemetery under the direction of Reeder Davis Schindler Funeral Home. Mrs. Liles died Monday. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time Friday.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Kate McClendon
GILMER - Graveside services for Kate McClendon, 80, of Gilmer will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth with Dr. Robert H. Cupps officiating. Mrs. McClendon, who was born Aug. 24, 1917, in Gilmer, died Tuesday in Tyler. Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Kenneth Baker of Gilmer. Visitation is 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at Croley Funeral Home.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Elizabeth McLaughlin
KILGORE - Mrs. Elizabeth Howard James McLaughlin died recently at her residence in the Danville community near Kilgore, Texas. Mrs. McLaughlin was born on April 27, 1908, the daughter of David James Sr. and Mary Hawthorne Davidson James of Ruston, La. She was the granddaughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Lewis James of Junction City, La., and Professor John Hawthorne and Mary Howard Davidson of Homer, La. On June 19, 1931, she and James McLaughlin Sr. married in Homer. Mrs. McLaughlin is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James McLaughlin Jr. and Dr. Darlene Warrick McLaughlin of Austin and Elgin, Texas; a daughter, Mary McLaughlin Aikman of Kilgore; a brother and sister-in-law, David James Jr. and Jane Bogart James of Minden, La.; two grandsons and their wives, James Patrick and Kelly McLaughlin of Conroe, Texas, and Timothy David and Valerie McLaughlin of San Rafael, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Bailey Jean McLaughlin and Boone James McLaughlin, both of Conroe; a nephew and his wife, David James III and Barbara James of Humble, Texas; and a niece and her husband, Ruth Margaret James Washburn and Walt Washburn. Preceding her in death were her husband; three sisters, Mary James of Ruston and Ruth James and Sara James Correll, both of Shreveport, La.; and a granddaughter, Dora Ann Aikman of Kilgore. Mrs. McLaughlin, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kilgore, had resided in the Kilgore area since 1931. She was also a member and had served as an officer of the Civic Garden Club, the Kilgore Council of Garden Clubs, the New England Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century and the Samuel Paul Dinkins Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A memorial service for Mrs. McLaughlin will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 1998, at the First Presbyterian Church in Kilgore. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Kilgore.
[Published March 5, 1998]

N.R. 'Ray' Purvis
KILGORE - Services for N.R. "Ray" Purvis, 92, of Kilgore will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, 1998, at the Chapel of the First Baptist Church in Kilgore with the Rev. David Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore. Mr. Purvis died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at his residence. He was born March 17, 1905, in Purvis, Miss., the eldest of six children. He was a 1932 graduate of Mississippi State University. Mr. Purvis served in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II and returned to employment with Gulf Oil Corp. as an operator, retiring after 27 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kilgore, where he was in the Masters Class. Mr. Purvis was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. Mr. Purvis is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Nathan W. and Judith Purvis of Kilgore; three grandchildren, Mary Nixon of Irving, Texas, Jennifer Purvis of Waco, Texas, and Jeri Ellen Largent of Nacogdoches, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Lauren Blankenship, Justin Largent, Tiffani Nixon and Cristen Nixon; a sister, Mabel Johnson of Crossett, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Purvis was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Purvis. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice of Longview and Mission Funds at the First Baptist Church in Kilgore.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Gustine Hill Shaw
GILMER - Services for Gustine Hill Shaw, 85, of Gilmer will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Glen Dunaway and Brother Wilton Jones officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Shaw died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, in Gilmer. She was born Sept. 16, 1912, in Upshur County, where she lived all her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Sand Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Shaw was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenza Shaw, on March 13, 1997; two sisters, Felice Jones and OÕBera Jenkins; and two brothers, G.C. Hill Jr. and Alene Hill. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Jim Gatlin of Bastrop and Angie and David Elwood of White Oak; five grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jerry Putnam, Eddie Shaw, David Humblin, Max Hill, Pete Williams and Bobby Royce Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Berry, Leroy Guest, Glen Parson, Forest Nugent, Mitch Archer, Hugh Hamilton, Curtis Shaw, Vernon Tevebaugh, David Tevebaugh, Ronald Tevebaugh, Ellis Hagler, Verl Hagler, Berle D. Shaw, Ben Bane, Truman Johnson, J.B. Hill and Buddy Hill. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today, March 5, at the funeral home.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Edmund 'Joe' Stewart
HUGHES SPRINGS - Services for Edmund "Joe" Stewart, 67, of Avinger will be held at 3 p.m. today, March 5, at the Avinger United Methodist Church with the Rev. Walter Magouyrk, the Rev. Loyd Holt and the Rev. Dale Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Avinger Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs. Mr. Stewart died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Hughes Springs. He was born July 24, 1930, in Avinger. In 1947, he was named all-state and was a member of the Avinger state championship basketball team. He will be remembered as an avid fan and supporter of the game of basketball. Mr. Stewart served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the Avinger United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Stewart of Avinger; five daughters, Phyllis Brickley of Austin, Patty Kelly of Austin, Pam Bates of Houston, Angel Stewart of Ore City and Renee Colbert of Longview; one son, Larry Dunn of Hughes Springs; and 12 grand- children.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Cecelia Charmaine Thomas
Graveside services for Cecelia Charmaine Perry Thomas of Dallas, formerly of Longview, will be held at approximately 2:30 p.m. at Union Post Oak Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cedar Crest Directors. Survivors include her daughters, Kymberli and Devon; father, Jimmie Perry; a grandchild, Taehlyr; four brothers; three aunts; and three uncles.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Richard E. Williamson Jr.
DALLAS - Richard E. "Big Daddy" Williamson Jr. of Longview passed away March 3, 1998. He was retired from the Water Department of the City of Dallas and a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist 2nd Church of Dallas. Mr. Williamson was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy A. Williamson. He is survived by a daughter, Ann Lloyd Brown of Longview; his grandsons, George A. Lloyd and Keith E. Lloyd, both of Longview; a granddaughter, Janice Lloyd Tucker of Longview; six great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, at Restland Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Restland Funeral Home on Greenville Avenue.
[Published March 5, 1998]

Mattie C. Banks
HUGHES SPRINGS - Services for Mattie C. Banks, 93, of Hughes Springs will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Hancock officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. Ms. Banks, born Dec. 24, 1904, died Monday. Survivors are her brothers, R.E. Chisom and Eddie B. Chison, both of Lone Star.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Betty Smith Brooks
KILGORE - Services for Betty Smith Brooks of Kilgore will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Kilgore Church of the Living God with Elder Emmett Hill Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Cunningham Funeral Home. A wake was held 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Brooks was born July 1, 1929, to Sarah Anthony and Willis Smith Sr.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Evelyn Brown
HENDERSON - Graveside services for Evelyn Brown, 78, of Laneville will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Laneville Cemetery with the Rev. Jay McClasland officiating. Burial will be in Laneville Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home. Mrs. Brown, a Methodist and a restaurant manager, died Thursday at a Henderson hospital. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Rodgers Edwards Cannon
GLADEWATER - Services for Rodgers Edwards Cannon, 46, of Gladewater are set for 11 a.m. Saturday in St. James Baptist Church in the Red Rock community with the Rev. Tommy Austin officiating. Burial will follow in Red Rock Community Cemetery under the direction of Dearion & Davis Funeral Parlor of Gladewater. Born Sept. 2, 1951, Rodgers was a 1971 graduate of Gladewater High School. He served in the Air Force for 15 years and was a member of St. James Baptist Church. He died March 4, 1998, in an automobile accident in White Oak. The body will lie in state at the funeral parlor noon-8:30 p.m. today. The family will receive friends at the home of RodgersÕ sister, Alice Timmons, 501 Eddie St., in Gladewater, phone 845-3251. Survivors include his daughters, Shay Cannon of Nacogdoches and Nicole Sheaths of Dallas; his sisters, Helen Crain of White Oak, Bobbie Thompson and Alice Timmons of Gladewater, Winnie Foster and Janice Cannon of Dallas, Linda Poole of Alabama, Eva Austin of Desoto and Lawynett Tennison of Gilmer; his brother, Charles and Kenneth Cannon of Dallas; his grandchildren; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Claude Daily
PITTSBURG - Services for Claude Daily, 75, of Pittsburg were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Pittsburg with the Rev. Brock Mullino officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. Mr. Daily died Tuesday. He retired from Lone Star Steel as a welder and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Wayne Gordon
KILGORE - Services for the Rev. Wayne Gordon, 60, of Kilgore will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Glenn Barton, the Rev. Buddy Shelton and the Rev. Roy Hardin officiating. Burial will follow in Overton City Cemetery directed by Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Gordon died Wednesday in Tyler.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Mamie Guinn
JEFFERSON - Services for Mamie Guinn of Jefferson will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gethsemane United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Coe Cemetery under the direction of Lewis & Walker Funeral Home. Ms. Guinn died Feb. 28 in Jefferson. She was born Oct. 4, 1902, in Jefferson.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Don Elbert Maley
MARSHALL - Services for Don Elbert Maley, 67, of Marshall will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Scott and the Rev. Jessie Harris officiating. Burial will be in Colonial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Family of Funeral Directors. He died Wednesday in Longview. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home on Travis Street.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Joy Rose McCracken
Graveside services for Joy Rose McCracken, 72, of Longview are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in Hallsville Cemetery with the Rev. John Wallingford officiating. Services are under the direction of Welch Funeral Home of Longview. She died Wednesday at her residence. Mrs. McCracken was born July 8, 1925, in Coleman County, Texas, and had been a resident of Longview since 1982, coming from Odessa. She had retired as a sales- lady at Dillard's department store and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mrs. McCracken was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. McCracken, and a granddaughter, Emily McCracken. Survivors include her daughter, Paula J. McCracken Tullos of Longview; two sons, Don McCracken of Hallsville and Tommy McCracken of Ben Wheeler, Texas; a brother, E.B. "Blue" Templeton of Bandera, Texas; two sisters, Gloria Yelek of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Jewell Thomason of Temple, Texas; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends at Welch Funeral Home at 7 p.m. today, March 6. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Longview, 1306 Pine Tree Road, Longview, TX 75604.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Vera Morton
DAINGERFIELD - Graveside services for Vera Elsie Morton, 81, of Lone Star, formerly of Tatum, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 1998, at Harris Chapel Cemetery in Tatum with the Rev. Rick Monds officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home of Daingerfield. Mrs. Morton was born Nov. 27, 1916, in Wolf Lake, Pa. She died March 5, 1998, in Lone Star. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Morton. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Lois and W.P. "Dub" Headrick of Lone Star; her granddaughters and their husbands, Madalyn and Homer May of Coatsville, Pa., Cindy and Danny Bockmon of Daingerfield and Tracey Bardwell of Lone Star; a grandson and his wife, Harry "Bubba" and Bethany Headrick of Longview; nine great-grandchild- ren; and a great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends at their home today, March 6.
[Published March 6, 1998]

A.W. Nelson
Services for A.W. Nelson, 61, of Longview will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carol Thomas Brooks officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Mr. Nelson died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at his residence. Mr. Nelson was born Jan. 7, 1937, and was a member of the First Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Nelson; a son, Bradley Nelson of Dallas; and his stepdaughters, Patricia Sheffield of Tyler and Linda June Brown of Corsicana.
[Published March 6, 1998]

James H. Pierson III
DALLAS - James H. Pierson III, born March 11, 1958, passed away on March 1, 1998, in Dallas. Mr. Pierson, an account representative with Southwestern Bell, is survived by his mother, Ramona LeAnne Pierson of Midland; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Richard Driver of Longview and Janet and Todd Kelley of Bryan; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Kim Pierson of Fort Worth; his grandmothers, Alice Marie Phipps of Midland and Mildred Pierson of Forsyth, Ga.; three nieces, Rachel Driver of Longview, Madison Kelley of Bryan and Meagan Pierson of Fort Worth; and two nephews, Richie Driver of Longview and Nathan Kelley of Bryan. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Lee Park in Dallas. The family requests that in lieu of floral tributes donations be made in JamesÕ name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 560089, Dallas, TX 75356-0089, or to the AIDS Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St., Dallas, TX 75219. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home at Turtle Creek, 3204 Fairmount St., Dallas, TX 75201, (214) 953-0363.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Gustine Hill Shaw
GILMER - Services for Gustine Hill Shaw, 85, of Gilmer will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Glen Dunaway and Brother Wilton Jones officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Shaw died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, in Gilmer. She was born Sept. 16, 1912, in Upshur County, where she lived all her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Sand Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Shaw was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenza Shaw, on March 13, 1997; two sisters, Felice Jones and OÕBera Jenkins; and two brothers, G.C. Hill Jr. and Alene Hill. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Jim Gatlin of Bastrop and Angie and David Elwood of White Oak; five grandchildren, Michaelle Robard- ey, Port Robardey Jr., Millette Robardey Upchurch, Christopher Shaw Elwood and Alecia Dawn Elwood; great-grandchildren, Mia Hall and Blake Upchurch; and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jerry Putnam, Eddie Shaw, David Humblin, Max Hill, Pete Williams and Bobby Royce Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Berry, Leroy Guest, Glen Parson, Forest Nugent, Mitch Archer, Hugh Hamilton, Curtis Shaw, Vernon Tevebaugh, David Tevebaugh, Ronald Tevebaugh, Ellis Hagler, Verl Hagler, Berle D. Shaw, Ben Bane, Truman Johnson, J.B. Hill and Buddy Hill. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today, March 5, at the funeral home.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Charles Peter Shertzer
KILGORE - A private family service for Charles Peter Shertzer, who died March 3, 1998, in Dallas, will be held in Tyler. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville, Okla. Local arrangements are by Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore. Born June 7, 1964, in Bartlesville, Peter graduated from Kilgore High School and attended College of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Jevona Y. Smith
MARSHALL - Services for Jevona Y. Smith, 20, of Jefferson will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gethsemane United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery under the direction of Lewis & Walker Funeral Home. Ms. Smith died Feb. 28 in Jefferson. She was born Sept. 26, 1977, in Dallas.
[Published March 6, 1998]

John Adolph Smith
Services for John Adolph Smith, 80, of Lake Devernia will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Welch Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. J. Prentis McGee and Dr. James Kirkland officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Thursday, March 5, 1998, in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1918, in Van Zandt County and had been a resident of Longview for 35 years. Mr. Smith was a member of the White Oak Baptist Church and a retired chef. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Bettye Smith; a stepson, Ricky Lynn Allen; a special sister-in-law, Patty Sue Cobb, all of Lake Devernia; four grandchildren, Scotty Allen, Bryan Allen, Shellie Voight and James Allen; three great-grandchildren, Justin Allen, Austin Allen and Blake Voight; and a host of nieces and nephews. The family requests memorials be made to Sabine Valley Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 1141 N. 10th, Longview, TX 75601. The family will receive friends at 7 p.m. today, March 6, at Welch Funeral Home.
[Published March 6, 1998]

Charles F. Spencer
Services for Charles F. Spencer, 80, of Lewisville will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 6, at Lakeview Mausoleum Chapel. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Mr. Spencer passed away Wednesday, March 4, 1998, in Lewisville after a lengthy illness. Mr. Spencer was born on Dec. 10, 1917, in Manhattan, N.Y. He was a veteran of World War II and retired from LeTourneau in 1983. He is survived by daughter Betti Talbert of Lewisville; his sons, Robert Spencer of Garland, Charles Branch of Marshall, Kenneth Branch of Longview and Jimmy Branch of Hallsville; daughters Mary Richardson of Florida, Shirley Fields of Hallsville and Anita Hulen of Oklahoma; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Shirley Spencer, in 1977.
[Published March 6, 1998]


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