Services for George Tezcucano, 56, of Kilgore are pending at Seaside Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Corpus Christi. A memorial service will be held at a later date in this area. Mr. Tezcucano died Saturday, February 26, 2005 in Longview.
Services for Kimberly Sanders, 29, of Henderson are pending with Southern Funeral Home in Henderson. She died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.
Services for Sid Branson, 65, of Kilgore, former resident of Garland and Rowlett, will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Besser officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery in Longview. Mr. Branson passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 in Kilgore.
Mr. Branson was born Sept. 26, 1939 in Henderson, Texas. He went to work for Xerox in 1962 and retired as the Dallas Area Technical Trainer in 1994 after 32 years of service. Mr. Branson served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Lukeís United Methodist Church. He enjoyed working with computers and was a motorcycle enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife, Carla Branson of Kilgore; two daughters, Sheri and Steve Barron of Rowlett, Kelly and Stewart Porter of Grand Prairie; five grandchildren; mother of his children, Beverly Branson of Aledo; many loving friends.
Pallbearers will be Larry Raney, Ken Johnson, John DiTucci, Mel Ireton, Tom Earp and Dave Ledbetter.
JAY ĎALANí JERDEN JR.
Funeral services for Jay ĎAlan Jerden Jr, 21, of Rockwall will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Dr. Aubrey Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. He died Feb. 26, 2005.
He was born March 7, 1983 in Longview to Jay Alan Jerden Sr. and Kerri (Williams) Cook. He was a 2002 graduate of Rockwall High school. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by father and step-mother, Jay Sr. and Pam Jerden of Garland; mother and step-father, Kerri and Joe Cook of Rockwall; sister, Jaymie Jerden of Rockwall; step-siblings, Andrew and Chris Cook of Rockwall, Travis and Laura Gambill of Garland; grandparents, Ody and Terry Jerden of Allen; Ann Jerden of Humble, Clifford and Karen Williams of Frost.
CLAUDE R MEADOWS JR.
Services for Claude R. Meadows Jr., 87, of Rockwall were 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery in Jacksonville. He died Feb. 26, 2005.
BOBBY W. DILLARD
Services for Bobby W. Dillard, 57, of Overton were ten a.m., Monday, February 28, 2005 at Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Don Beebe officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mr. Dillard passed away Saturday, February 26, 2005 in Tyler, Texas.
He was born March 13, 1947 in Kilgore, Texas. Mr. Dillard was a member of the Grace Baptist Church. He worked for Harris Bros. from 1971 until 1998. Mr. Dillard served in the U.S. Army for two years and the U.S. Navy for four years during the Vietnam War. He had many friends in the East Texas Oil Fields. Bobby loved his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him.
Mr. Dillard is survived by his wife Patricia Dillard of Overton; mother Myrtle Dillard of Livingston; daughter Traci Dillard of Longview; grandson Dalton Ray Cobb of Liberty city; two brothers Larry Dillard of Kilgore and Ricky Dillard of Kilgore; sister Pam Garr of Kilgore; cousin Bobby Puett, Jr. of Livingston; six step-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Bobby is preceded in death by his father H.A. Bob Dillard and his daughter, Mylinda Dillard.
Memorial contributions can be made to East Texas Hospice or to the American Cancer Association.
Pallbearers were Elton Woodall, George Smith, Joe Sanders, Terry Everett, Wayne McFarland, Ed Norris, David Edmonson and John Jones.
Services for Margaret Mobley, 78 formerly of Kilgore were 10 a.m., Friday, March 11, 2005 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Gary Orr. Burial followed in the Danville Cemetery. Mrs. Mobley died Wednesday, March 9, 2005 in Dallas, Texas.
She is survived by four daughters; two sons; two sisters; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were: John Pittard, Carl Sheldon, John Lindsey, Ken Harrell, Charley Williams and Lonnie Elmore.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimerís Association, 3613 South Broadway, Suite 401, Tyler, Texas 75701-8732
RUTH MCBRIDE HILL
Services for Ruth McBride Hill, 73, of New Boston, formerly of Kilgore were 2 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2005 at Rader Funeral Home Chapel withRev. Donald Beebe officiating. Burial will follow in Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Hill died Sunday, March 6, 2005 in New Boston as the results of an automobile accident.
She is survived by two sons; three daughters; three brothers; a sister; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
THELMA CLEO LOPER
Graveside services for Thelma Cleo Loper, 88, of Overton will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2005 with the Rev. Don McPherson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at New London under the direction of Burrows Overton Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Sunshine Nursing Home in New London after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 15, 1916 in Overton to William Thomas and Lena Frances McCarty Harris. She lived most of her life in Overton and was a charter member of Overton Missionary Baptist Church, where she kept the church nursery for over 20 years and sang in the choir. She retired from Overton schools after 29 years as assistant manager of the school cafeteria.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Foster Loper in 1985.
She is survived by two daughters, Eloise and H.A. hughes of San Antonio, Joann and Chuck Stayton of Overton; sister, Martha (Peggy) Melton of Overton; brother, Milton Harris of Grandview; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 10, 2005 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Clodell Clayton, 97, of Kilgore will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Elizabeth A. Wourms officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakewood Cemetery, Henderson. Mrs. Clayton died at her home, Wednesday, March 9, 2005.
Mrs. Clayton was born March 15, 1907 in Santa Anna to Herbert and Ruby Jackson. She and her husband, Roy E. Clayton Sr., retired to Lake Cherokee in 1965. Mrs. Clayton moved to Kilgore in 1985.
She is preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by daughter, Stephanie and Dan W. Upson, DVM of Manhattan, KS; son, Roy E. Clayton Jr. of Manhattan, KS; one brother, Joe Jackson of Kilgore; two sisters, Mona Graham of Emerald Bay, Sue Ford of Shreveport, LA; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greater Hospice of Texas, Inc., 1905 West Loop 281, Space #81, Longview, Texas 75604.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Friday evening between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Services are pending for Beatrice Neal, 85, of Henderson with Southern Funeral Home of Henderson. She died Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Henderson Memorial Hospital.
Services for Woodie King, 89, of Henderson are pending with Southern Funeral Home of Henderson. She died Thursday, March 10, 2005 at Henderson Memorial Hospital.
EDNA EMMA GUIN
Services for Mrs. Danahy will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2004 at Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with the Revs. James Henderson and Larry Darnell officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Cemetery.
She was born May 27, 1904 in Caster, La. May 27,1904 to Charles Foster Guin and Georgia Pardue Guin.
She was a very talented woman with lots of interests. Upon the death of her husband in 1987, she bought a home in Kilgore. she joined the Eastview Baptist church and became a loyal member.
She is survived by her son, Jerry and Fay Danahy Jr.; grandsons, Paul Danahy and Michael and Cheryl Danahy; remaining relatives and friends.
Visitation will precede the funeral services from 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services for Bernice Johnson, 92, of Longview are pending with Southern Funeral Home in Henderson. Mrs. Johnson Thursday, March 10, 2005 at Pine Tree Nursing Home in Longview.
WILLIE AMOS LEE
Funeral services for Willie Amos Lee, 85, of Overton will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Overton with Rev. Willie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Overton City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Henderson. Mr. Lee died Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
He was born Oct. 17, 1919 in Rusk County to Jim and Fannie Lee. He attended Rusk County public schools, was a life-long resident of Overton and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Overton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Idellia Lee and glowdean Lee; one sister, Maggie Thompson; three brothers, Motley Lee, J.C. Lee and Jim Lee.
He is survived by two sons, Roy and Nelwyn Lee and Ossie Lee, all of Overton; two daughters, Rosie and Sherman Johnson and Fannie and Al Garland, all of Overton; one sister, Minnie Ola Kind of Overton; one brother, Ronnie Lee of Corpus Christi; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home in Henderson.
Funeral services for Brazlia Lacy, 92, of Henderson (Big Springs Community) will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Macedonia Church of God in Christ with Elder Larry Johnigan, Rev. Donell Wright, J.B. Williams and Bishop E.R. Starling officiating. Burial will follow in Big Spring Cemetery in Big Spring Community under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Henderson. She died Saturday, March 5, 2005 at her residence.
She was born Sept. 27, 1912 in Jacksonville to Vanderbilt and Johnnie Williams. She was a retired cook from Carlisle public schools systerm and a member of Macedonia Church of God in Christ.
She was preceded in death by husband, Tom Lacy Jr.; parents; five children, Steve, Josie, Travis, Katherine and Bobbie; three brothers, Vertis, George and John L.; one sister, Gladys.
She is survived by five children, Bertha, Dollie, Merlene and Bruce Sweeney, all of California, Lovie and Odell Pollard and Bernice and Emmit Osborne, all of Henderson; three sisters, Marie Ree Gossett-Smith of Arizona; Sudie and James Johnson of Santa Barbara, CA., Artaree Adaway of Ft. Worth; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Fredrick Jordan, Eddie Whitaker, Gregory Moreland, Jeffery Henson, Dennis Jordan and Michael Jones.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Macedonia Church of God in Christ.