Miscellaneous Gregg County, Texas Obituaries - 1998

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Warren O. Barnes
GILMER - Services for Warren O. Barnes, 79, of Lone Star will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Dunaway officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery. Mr. Barnes died Monday. He was a 16-year resident of Upshur County, a Baptist and a retiree of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
[Published March 31, 1998]

Margaret Read Florey
Mrs. Florey died on Sunday, March 29, 1998, at her home at Alpine House. A private family burial service will be held at 1:30 Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery in Longview under the direction of Welch Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 906 Padon, with the Rev. Al Rodriguez officiating and Verger John C. Murphy Jr. assisting. She was a lifelong resident of Longview, a member of a pioneer family who moved to Longview from Virginia in 1886. She graduated from Longview High School in 1921 and attended business college in Texarkana. In 1924, she married Charles Donald (Don) Florey, who preceded her in death in 1980. She was also predeceased by her son, Don Ross Florey, and her only sister, Ada Read Holman. In her early years she was very active in church, civic and child welfare work. In 1934, she received one of the first Parent-Teacher Association life memberships, presented to her for her outstanding work in raising the money to equip the first cafeteria in the Longview school system. In the 1920's, when the Texas and Pacific terminal was in Longview, she was chief clerk for the general foreman. Later, for many years, she was buyer, bridal consultant and head of the gift department at McCarley's Jewelry. In 1986, she was named Gregg County's "Outstanding Senior Citizen". She was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school for 25 years and was sponsor of teen-age activities. She was a member of Daughters of the King and St. Martha's Guild. In 1990, she was honored by Trinity as the oldest member in years of membership and was presented a gold cross, a replica of the altar cross given in memory of her aunt, Estelle Wright Honea, who stated the Episcopal church in Longview. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Bill Dennis of Longview; daughter, Patricia Smith of Metairie, La., daughter, Estelle Florey Carter of Dallas; daughter-in-law, Janice Florey of Longview; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great -grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, J.V. and Frankie Florey and Mrs. Louise Florey, all of Kilgore; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be V. Richard Wade, Dr. Michael W. Scott, Dr. Todd Read Holman, Allen Burke Green, Tommy Kirkindoll and Wehlan McPherson. The family will receive friends in Guild Hall at the church after the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church Maintenance Fund, 906 Padon, Longview, TX, 75601, Hospice Longview Inc., 1306 Pine Tree Road, Longview, TX, 75604, or a charity of donor's choice.
[Published March 31, 1998]

William Milton Frazier Sr.
MARSHALL - Services for William Milton Frazier Sr., 77, of Marshall will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Travis Street Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home with B.F. Jone, the Rev. Dick Sawyer and the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Noonday Cemetery in Hallsville. Mr. Frazier died Sunday at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview after an extended illness. He was born March 14, 1921, in the Noonday Community, Texas, to William Alton Frazier and Beulah Belle Dickard Frazier. He attended Hallsville schools, where he played football on the very first Hallsville Bobcat football team. His letter jacket is on display at the "H" room in the field house at Bobcat Stadium. Among his many talents was his love of singing gospel music, he had a lovely bass voice. He married Ruby Katheryn Richardson of Hallsville on Feb. 15, 1941. He was in the U.S. Army and serviced as a Marshall policeman. He went to work at Thiokol Chemical Corp. as a guard, made sergeant and retired after 34 years of service as chief of security. Milton was fondly known as "chief." He is survived his wife, Katheryn Richardson Frazier of Marshall; three sons, Michael Stanley Frazier of Marshall, William "Bill" Milton Frazer Jr. of Liberty City and John Alton Frazier of Marshall; one brother, James Frazier of Livingston; one sister, Bonnie Opal Teel of Longview; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers are Stanley Keith Frazier, Bill Frazier, John Alton Frazier, Robert Wayne Teel, Leslie Thurston, Jerry Bunt and Bill Maloney. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Published March 31, 1998]

Martin Lynn Hawks
Graveside services for Martin Lynn Hawks, 2-day-old infant son of Darren and Marci Hawks, of Longview will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rosewood Park Cemetery with the Rev. Phil Fenton officiating. Entombment will follow under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. He was born March 26, 1998, in Shreveport, La. He is survived by his brother, Trenton Hawks of Longview; paternal grandparents, Jim and Sharon Leikam of Hays, Kan., Kenny and Bonnie Hawks of Moab, Utah; maternal grandmother, Pat Nagel of Holyrood, Kan.; paternal great-grandmother, Cloetta Clark of Hays, Kan.; maternal great-grandmother, Eleanor Lewis of Holyrood, Kan.; aunts, Stephanie Seahorn, Fawnia Miller and Debbie Leikam; and uncle, K.C. Hawks. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Terry Nagel. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital in Shreveport.
[Published March 31, 1998]

R.C. Hodges
KILGORE - Services for R.C. "Bob" Hodges, 90, of Kilgore will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday April, 1, 1998, at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with the Dr. Mark McClelland officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Longview. He died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at his residence. Mr. Hodges moved his family to Kilgore in 1941. After working with Wrightsmith Oil Co. and Western Petro Chemical, he retired in 1970. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kilgore, a charter member and first Scout Master of the First Baptist Church Scout Troup. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Hodges and Elward Hodges; and two sisters, Etta Butler and Pauline Corbin. He is survived by his wife, Hattie Lorane Hodges of Kilgore; one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Pattie Hodges of Longview; one daughter, Sherri Hodges of Houston; one sister, Gladys Lawson of Dallas; three grandchildren and spouses, Randy and Nadine Hodges of Longview, Mark and Sharla Hodges of Longview, and Kelly and Brenda Hodges of Humble; eight great-grandchildren, Matt Hodges, T.C. Hodges, Heather Hodges, Carley Hodges, Markus Hodges, all of Longview, and Jennifer Hodges, Michelle Hodges, and Danielle Hodges, all of Humble. 
[Published March 31, 1998]

Lucille Jones
GILMER - Services for Lucille Jones, 84, of Karnack will be held at 2 p.m. today at Croley Funeral Chapel in Gilmer with the Rev. Floyd Manes officiating. Burial will be in Eagle Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Jones died Monday in Longview. She was born May 8, 1913, in Upshur County, where she lived most of her life. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.
[Published March 31, 1998]

Danny Murphy
KILGORE - Services for Danny Murphy, 46, of Kilgore will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with the Rev. Don Beebe officiating. Burial will be in Kilgore Cemetery. Mr. Murphy died Saturday in Kilgore after a brief illness. Born Dec. 23, 1951, Mr. Murphy attended Kilgore schools, was an equipment operator in the oil industry and a Baptist. 
[Published March 31, 1998]

Edwin Clarence Turner Sr.
HOUSTON - The Rev. Clarence Turner Sr., 83, made his peaceful journey to be with his Lord on Sunday, Mar. 29, 1988. He was born Sept. 24, 1914, in Mason, Okla. He went into the ministry in 1938, pastoring churches in Houston, Beaumont and Longview, Texas, until his retirement in 1981. He leaves a devoted and loving wife of 63 years, Myrtle Bowley Turner of Conroe. He is also survived by eight children, LaQueita and John Hamilton of San Antonio, Edwin C. Jr. and Cheryl Turner of Conroe, Winona and Willard Gray of Houston, Carolyn and Rod Anthony of Spring, Glenda and Jerry Morris of Houston, Dale and Lisa Turner of Longview, Jerry L. Turner of LaPorte and Brenda Waldo of Willis. There are 26 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and many other close family members and a host of friends. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Gregory Hamilton, Ken Hamilton, Kevin Hamilton, Edwin Turner III, Cecil Gray, Darin Anthony, Daryl Anthony and Brian Turner. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Toby Morris, Roby Morris, Jeremy Turner, David Sparks, Patrick Sparks, Rusty Martin, Christian Waldo and Alex Turner. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the First Assembly of God, 1201 Hillcrest at Plantation Drive, Conroe, Texas, with the Rev. Lloyd Maddoux and the Rev. David Harwood officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brookside Memorial Park under the direction of Brookside Funeral Home. Visitation will be today 6-8 p.m. at Brookside Funeral Home, 13401 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to, The Crown of Texas Hospice, 100 I-45 North, Suite 240, Box 103, Conroe, TX, 77301.
[Published March 31, 1998]

Perry Lee Barker
GLADEWATER - Graveside services for Perry Lee Barker, 38, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, April 30, at Gladewater Memorial Park with Victor Jordan officiating. Arrangements are by Croley Funeral Home of Gladewater. Mr. Barker died Monday, April 27, 1998, at his Longview residence. He was born on Dec. 5, 1959, in Corpus Christi and had been a resident of Longview for 15 years, moving from Gladewater. He was a graduate of Gladewater High School and a former employee of Pizza King in Longview. Mr. Barker is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Bill Tacito of Stoney Point, N.Y., and John and Susan Tacito of Longview, and one sister, Anne Caro of Corpus Christi.
[Published April 30, 1998]

Dwight Ray Baughman Jr.
KILGORE - Services for Dwight Ray "Rai" Baughman, 28, of Hallsville, formerly of Kilgore, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 1, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Buddy Duggins officiating. Burial will be in the Danville Cemetery. Mr. Baughman died Monday, April 27, 1998. He was born June 17, 1969, in Kilgore, Texas. He attended Kilgore public schools and was a Baptist. He was a disk jockey. Mr. Baughman is survived by two children, Zachary Blaize Baughman of Nacogdoches and Raina Victoria Baughman and her mother, Susan Denise Whitmire, of Hallsville; his wife, Christina Baughman of Nacogdoches; his father, Dwight Ray Baughman of Gladewater; his mother, Jimmie L. Chapman of Gladewater; two sisters, Christine McKinney of Kilgore and Debra Word of Longview; and a brother, Bryan Baughman of Austin. The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore 6-8 p.m. today, April 30.
[Published April 30, 1998]

Lewis M. Bradford
Graveside services for Lewis M. Bradford, 81, of Glenwood Acres will be held at 2 p.m. today at Flat Creek Cemetery near Linden. Arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. Mr. Bradford died Tuesday morning at a local hospital. He was born Nov. 9, 1916, in Marietta, Texas, and had lived in the Glenwood Acres area for about 16 years, coming from Irving, Texas. He was an owner/operator in the trucking industry, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Baptist. Mr. Bradford was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Biles, and a daughter, Jean Perry. He is survived by his wife, Doris Bradford; two sons, Douglas Bradford of Gilmer and Gerald Biles of Fort Worth; two daughters, Karen Barry of Ferris and Karla Davis of Gladewater; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Biles; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Flora Mae; and several nieces and nephews.
[Published April 30, 1998]

Billie Jeanne Hobbs Bradham
Funeral services for Billie Jeanne Hobbs Bradham, 73, of Longview will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Keith Rothra officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Park Cemetery. Mrs. Bradham had been a Longview resident since 1976, coming from Portland, Texas, and had lived in South Texas for 30 years prior to returning to Longview. She was born on July 24, 1924, in Austin, Texas. She was a graduate of White Oak High School, a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Bradham died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at a local hospital. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, O.P. Bradham of Longview; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy T. and Dale Stelpflug of Longview; a son and daughter-in-law, Forest Douglas and Kay Bradham of Uvalde; her grandsons, Paul Eugene Stelpflug, Thomas Douglas Stelpflug and Douglas Tate Bradham; one great-grandson, Haden Douglas Stelpflug; and two sisters, Patsy Plaschke of Longview and Betty Plaschke of Hallsville. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made in memory of Mrs. Bradham to the charity of oneÕs choice or to the Highway 80 Rescue Mission. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Published April 30, 1998]

Max Gerald Callaway
MARSHALL - Services for Max Gerald Callaway, 68, of Shreveport, La., will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Travis Street Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home with Dr. Hollie Atkinson officiating, with burial in Colonial Gardens. Mr. Callaway, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, died Tuesday. He retired from the Credit Bureau of Greater Shreveport. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Published April 30, 1998]

George Owen Dixon Sr.
GLADEWATER - Memorial services for George Owen Dixon Sr., 71, of Gladewater will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, in Croley Funeral Home Chapel of Gladewater with the Rev. Monte Gage and Sally King officiating. Mr. Dixon died Sunday, April 26, 1998, at his residence. Born Nov. 7, 1926, in Woodville, he was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had retired from the house levelling business. Mr. Dixon is survived by nine daughters, Tyleen Wise and her husband, Edward, of Gladewater, Amanda Dixon of Gladewater, Amber Dixon of Illinois, Ginger Dixon of Ohio, and Pat Dixon, Mary Glass, Patty Coover, Cindy Sawyer and Tabby Dixon, all of Waco; four sons, George Dixon Jr. and Robert Dixon, both of Gladewater, William Dixon of Waco and Michael Dixon of Killeen; a sister, Virginia McKenzie of Waco; numerous grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Sawyer of Waco.
[Published April 30, 1998]

William James 'Bill' Falls
DAINGERFIELD - Graveside services for William James "Bill" Falls, 75, of Daingerfield will be held at 4:30 p.m. today, April 30, at the Daingerfield Cemetery with the Rev. Marietta Walker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home. Mr. Falls was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Mount Pleasant. He died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, in a Mount Pleasant hospital. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Naples, owned and operated Falls TV Sales & Service for 40 years, was a past president of the Daingerfield Chamber of Commerce and for 30 years was a member of the Daingerfield Housing Authority. Survivors include his wife, LaVerne Falls of Daingerfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Diane Falls of Irving; his brother, Russell Falls of Marshall, Ark.; and his grandchildren, Jason Brown, Ryan Falls, Mitch Falls and Leslie Wright, all of Irving.
[Published April 30, 1998]

Perry M. Favors
HUGHES SPRINGS - Services for Perry M. Favors, 60, of Daingerfield will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at New Hope Baptist Church with Elder Willie E. Searcy officiating. Burial will be in Daingerfield Cemetery, directed by Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. Mr. Favors, who had worked at Lone Star Steel and Certified Pipe Co., died Monday in Tyler. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Published April 30, 1998]

Elva Goodin
GLADEWATER - Graveside services for Elva Goodin, 87, of Gladewater will be held at 11 a.m. today at Gladewater Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Flowers officiating. Arrangements are by Croley Funeral Home of Gladewater. Ms. Goodin died Tuesday in Longview. Survivors include two nieces, Louise Lady of Madison, Miss., and Frankie Davis of Longview.
[Published April 30, 1998]

Sarah 'Billie' Greer
PITTSBURG - Graveside services for Sarah Flonelle Brison "Billie" Greer, 88, who was born in Pittsburg, will be held at 10 a.m. today at a family plot in the Reeves Chapel Cemetery near Pittsburg with Pastor John Coleman officiating. Arrangements are by Erman Smith Funeral Home. Mrs. Greer, a Methodist and a former English teacher and girlsÕ coach, died Tuesday in College Station.
[Published April 30, 1998]

Ricky Wayne Grubbs
Ricky Wayne Grubbs, 47, of Longview was cremated Wednesday under the direction of East Texas Funeral Home of Longview. Mr. Grubbs' body was discovered Saturday in Longview.
[Published April 30, 1998]

J.A. 'Speedy' Mills
CARTHAGE - Services for J.A. "Speedy" Mills, 78, of Carthage will be held at 10 a.m. today at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Monroe and the Rev. John Roger Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. Mills died Tuesday in Carthage. He married Vivian Rose Bowlin and was a member of First Baptist Church and the Breakfast Lions Club.
[Published April 30, 1998]

Irene Poss Power
MARSHALL - Services for Irene Poss Power, 84, of Marshall will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, at the First Baptist Church of Marshall with Dr. Hollie Atkinson and the Rev. Jerry Spivey officiating. Interment will be in Algoma Cemetery-North. Arrangements are directed by Sullivan Family of Funeral Directors. Mrs. Power died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, after a short illness. She was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Carthage to Leonard Joseph Poss and Ada Elise Pinson Poss. She received her education in the Timpson, Texas, public schools and as a business major at the College of Marshall. She married Earl Dair Power on Dec. 13, 1937, in Longview. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1983. She owned and operated the Power Grocery Store, working there from 1945 until her retirement in 1981. Mrs. Power was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marshall and its Evangel Sunday School Class. Mrs. Power was preceded in death by one brother, Lynwood J. "Billy" Poss. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, William D. "Buddy" and Diane Power of Marshall; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Gary Heath and Mary Venita "Gee Gee" and Steven Wheeler, all of Marshall; grandchildren, William Dair "Bill" Power Jr., Cherry Lynn Power Howeth, Steven Wheeler Jr. and Natalie Wheeler Post all of Marshall, Heather Heath Nava of Anniston, Ala., and Monica Heath and Leslie Spivey, both of Marshall; great-grandchildren, Shelby Power, Brook Power, Jonathan Howeth, Nikki Howeth, Dustin Howeth and Victoria Spivey, all of Marshall; her sisters and brother-in-law, Vera Avis and Will Power of Marshall and Juanita "Tot" Cassity of Marshall; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Bill Power, Mark Jackson, Steven Wheeler Jr., Jerry Power, Hal Combs and Donnie Howeth. Alternate pallbearers will be Gary Post and Sam Oats. Honorary pallbearers will be Will Power, Jack Power, Roland Green, Alonzo "Bo" Capps, Pope Fisher, Dick Fisher, Larry Fisher, Dick Hill, Bill Kalla, Irvin Power Jr., Gene Power, Harry Power and James Cassity. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today, April 30, at the Sullivan Funeral Home at 100 E. Travis St. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Building Fund or the Irene Power Scholarship Fund at Marshall Independent School District, 1305 E. Pinecrest, Marshall, TX 75670.
[Published April 30, 1998]

Colleen Wilkins Smith
KILGORE - Graveside services for Colleen Wilkins Smith, 65, of Dallas, formerly of Kilgore, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Kilgore Cemetery, directed by Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore. She died Wednesday at a Carrollton nursing home. She had lived in Laird Hill, graduating from Kilgore High School and attending Kilgore College, where she was a drum majorette. She was born Nov. 16, 1932.
[Published April 30, 1998]

Lavon Wood
HENDERSON - Services for Lavon Wood, 75, of Henderson will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Ketchum officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wood, a Calvary Assembly of God member, died Wednesday in Tyler. He was born April 10, 1923, in Rusk County. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Published April 30, 1998]


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