Services for Landon Jones, 86, of Kilgore will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at the First Baptist Church with the Revs. Frank Mathews and David Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in the Danville Cemetery. Mr. Jones died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 in Longview.
He was born March 21, 1917 in Roseland, La. Mr. Jones attended Osyka, Miss., public schools. He served his country in the Army Air Corps in WWII. Mr. Jones received his BS degree from Mississippi State University. He was a petroleum geologist who worked for Gulf Oil Company until his retirement.
Mr. Jones was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Kilgore. He was a member of the Masters Sunday School Class, a deacon, trustee and Sunday School teacher and served on many committees.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Jones of Kilgore; two sons, Landon B. Jones and his wife Nelda Jones of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Thomas Jones and his wife Pam Higgins of Austin; daughter, Janet Jones Meyer of Fort Worth; sister, Hettie Zipp of San Antonio; two grandchildren, Joye Jones Howell of Abilene and Lana Elizabeth Jones of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Friday evening between 5 and 6:30.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Missions Fund, P.O. Box 1170, Kilgore, Texas 75663.
Online condolences may be left at raderfuneralhome.com
CHARLES ROBERT “BOBBY” BRADBERRY
Memorial services for Charles Robert Bradberry, 68, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Henderson, with Bro. Kenith Cline officiating. Born Sept. 21, 1935, Mr. Bradberry went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004.
A Baptist, Mr. Bradberry attended Omen Baptist Church in Arp. He worked in the oil field and served in the Navy on the USS Valley Forge during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gurber and Florance Bradberry, and an infant daughter.
Mr. Bradberry is survived by three daughters, DeAnn Rowe Reeves of McAlister, Okla., Flecia Woods of Longview and Robbie Alvarado of Tatum; son, James E. Bradberry of Delheart; sisters, Beverly Cline of Kilgore, Barbara Lewallen of Amarillo and Jan Doan of Kilgore; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
BERTHA LEE “BREWSTER” ADAMS
Services for Bertha Lee “Brewster” Adams, 83, of Mesquite, formerly of Mount Enterprise, are pending with Southern Funeral Home of Henderson. Mrs. Adams passed away Thursday, March 11, 2004 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.
Funeral services for Bobbie Clayborn of Kilgore are pending at Stanmore Funeral Home of Longview. Mrs. Clayborn died Thursday evening, March 11, 2004.
HOWARD CHARLES JACKSON
Funeral services for Howard Charles Jackson, 56, of Kilgore are pending at Victory Funeral Services. Mr. Jackson died Thursday, March 11, 2004 in a hospice facility in Tyler.
DARRELL DAVIS GLEGHORN
A memorial service for Darrell Davis Gleghorn, 84, of Kilgore will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Longview Metro Church, 310 N. Spur 63. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, March 12, from 6-7 p.m.
Born Aug. 12, 1919 in Burkburnett to Clara and John Gleghorn, he had lived in Kilgore since 1940. Mr. Gleghorn served in World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He worked for Gulf and at Wheat’s Barber and Beauty Supply.
Mr. Gleghorn went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2004 after a brief battle with cancer. His contagious smile and generous hugs will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Gleghorn.
Mr. Gleghorn is survived by his four children, John Gleghorn of San Antonio, Brent Gleghorn of Kilgore, Darrin Gleghorn of Nacogdoches and Darrelynn Gleghorn of Georgetown; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Lolly Delo of New Boston; and a companion, Lil Allen.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mission Fund of Longview Metro Church, the American Cancer Society or any hospice.
EASSIE MAE JOHNSON
Funeral services for Eassie Mae Johnson of Kilgore will be noon Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Friendship Baptist Church, Tatum, with the Rev. Tony Clayton officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Stanmore Funeral Home.
Mrs. Johnson was born to the parentage of Lewis and Letha Glaspie in Rusk County. She attended school at Harmony Hill.
Mrs. Johnson passed away March 9, 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She leaves to cherish her memories a son, James Pollard of Longview; and two sisters, Gracie Glaspie of Kilgore and Dora Tenner of Dallas.
WILLIAM EARL KELLEY
Funeral services for William Earl (Will) Kelley will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Reginald Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Stanmore Funeral Home. He died Monday, March 8, at Hospice Homeplace in Tyler.
Visitation will be Friday evening at Mt. Erie Baptist Church from 7-8 p.m.
Mr. Kelley was born May 5, 1956 to Lester B. and Fammie Wheeler Kelley in Gladewater. He attended schools in Smith County. He served in the Army and was a member of Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew.
He is survived by two daughters, Erkia Kelley of Tyler and La’Kisha Bennings and husband Dedric Bennings Sr. of Houston; step-mother, Earlene Kelley; four brothers, Lester Earl Kelley and wife Clara of Kilgore, Stephon Kelley, Leon Kelley and Calvin Kelley, all of Tyler; three sisters, Darlene Britton, Loraine Young and Laverne Fields, all of Tyler; six grandchildren; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Lee Bartos, 75, of Henderson will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2004 at Crawford-Crim-Bryan Chapel with the Revs. Ricky Ricks and David Brasher officiating. Interment will be in Flint Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-Crim-Bryan Funeral Home in Henderson. Mrs. Bartos died Wednesday, March 10, in Tyler.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
She was born Jan. 14, 1929 and was a homemaker. Mrs. Bartos was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Tyler Genealogical Society.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Jerry D. Bartos of Henderson; daughters, Fran Stanley of Henderson, Virginia and David Smith of Whitehouse and Jan and Melton Decker of Kilgore; 10 grandchildren, Heather Muckleroy of Seguin, Amanda O’Kelley of Tyler, Cody O’Kelley of Crested Butte, Colo., Megan Stanley of Henderson, Chris Smith of Rochester, N.H., Kyle Smith of Abilene, Adam Smith of Abilene, Marcos Escobar of Fort Worth, Andrew Escobar of Fort Worth and Shawn Decker of Kilgore; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Chris Smith, Kyle Smith, Adam Smith, Cody O’Kelley, Marcos Escobar, Andrew Escobar and Shawn Decker.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 204 N. Marshall, Henderson, Texas 75652, or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 701, Henderson, Texas 75653.
Online condolences may be made to www.mem.com.
JOYCE LAMBETH FREDERICK
Services for Joyce Lambeth Frederick, 67, of Tatum will be 4 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2004 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with the Rev. A.D. Spears officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Memorial Gardens cemetery. She died Wednesday, March 10, at her residence.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m.
SYBLE GRIFFIN BOYD
Services for Syble Griffin Boyd, 78, New London, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home chapel, Overton with the Reverend Wayne Brashears officiating. Burial will be in the Kilgore City Cemetery.
Mrs. Boyd died Friday, May 7, 2004 in Tyler. She was born June 27, 1925, in Grand Saline to the late Leether and Estelle Fowler Osborne. Her life was made from the combination of her career and family. The early years of her life were spent in the management and ownership of restaurants in Oklahoma and New Mexico while beginning and caring for a growing family. After the death of her first husband, Willard Griffin in 1963, she returned to East Texas and settled in New London. She later married Dan Boyd and, together with their family, they began raising cattle. During this time she discovered the true passion of her life and began selling and collecting antiques. She had long been recognized as a leading authority in the area of depression glass and fine crystal and participated in sales events across the country.She was a member of London Baptist Church, New London.
Survivors include her children, James C. Griffin, Liberty Township, Ohio, Gene and Bernadine Griffin, Dallas, Joe and Anita Griffin, Tyler, Betty and Robert Trahan, Baytown, Kate Boyd, Tyler, Joe Ann Peters, Tyler, Jerry and Rusty Proctor, Elmore, Oklahoma, and Kathy Griffin, New London; grandchildren, Alice Denton, Nancy Schickram, Bobby Proctor, Terry Proctor, Seth Arrington, Kate Silvertooth, Angela Holman, Robert Trahan, Jr., Beau Griffin, Russell Griffin, Jason Griffin, and Gene Griffin; and fourteen great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Osborne, Dallas; and a sister, Grace Nipp, Birmingham, Alabama.
Pallbearers will be Greg Thompson, James Thompson, Dale McNeel, Larry Stephens Carl Riley, Dennis McDonald, and John Simmons.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, May 10.
DAVID CHANCE BURKETT
Mass of Christian burial for David Chance Burkett, 24, of Kilgore will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at the Christ the King Catholic Church with Monsignor John Flynn officiating. Burial will follow in Kilgore Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.
Mr. Burkett died Thursday, May 6, 2004 as the result of a motorcycle accident.
He was born Aug. 7, 1979 in Longview. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and was a loving father and son. Mr. Burkett worked with his father at B and B Auto and was a student at Kilgore College.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Theresa Mathers and Jack Baggett of Kilgore; father and step-mother, Darryl and Carla Burkett of Kilgore; his wife, Honey Graham Burkett, and a daughter, Makayla Burkett, both of Longview; brothers, Chris Burkett and Michael Mason of Kilgore; aunts and uncles, Ty and Darlyne Tiner of Longview, Sam and Cindy Marchbanks of Chickasha, Okla., Raymond and Lisa Rowe of Longview, Keith and Theresa Burkett of Kilgore, Myron Burkett of Plano; and numerous cousins and other family members.
Rosary will be recited 6 p.m. Monday evening with visitation following at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore.
Memorials may be made to Regions Bank of Kilgore, P.O. Box 7777, Kilgore, Texas 75663, c/o New Accounts Department.
Online tributes for the family may be left at www.raderfuneralhome.com.
ARDIE LEON STANLEY
Services for Ardie Leon Stanley, 81, of Longview were 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2004 at Longview Missionary Baptist Church with pastors Noah Lee and Tony Harp officiating. Burial was in Danville Cemetery under the direction of Welch Funeral Home, Longview. Mr. Stanley died Wednesday, May 5, 2004 in a local hospital.
Mr. Stanley was born Sept. 16, 1922 to Charlie and Lucy Floyce Scott Stanley in Upshur County. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran.
Mr. Stanley was an electrician in heavy machinery construction. He was a very active member of Longview Missionary Baptist Church since 1966 and also a member of the Young At Heart Sunday School Class.
Mr. Stanley loved hunting, fishing and working on cars. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Mr. Stanley was preceded in death by his brother, Eddie Stanley.
He is survived by his wife, Naoma Stanley of Longview; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and CArole Stanley of Arlington; Jack and Cori Stanley of Longview; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Dr. Stephen Wallace of Arlington; grandchildren, Dana Jean Stanley, Andrew Ian Wallace, Sara Ruth Wallace and Katherine Wallace, all of Arlington; brother and sister-in-law, Charles Martin Jr. and Geneva Stanley of Tatum; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Meadows of Longview; numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends.
The family requests memorials be made to Longview Missionary Baptist Church, 800 E. Loop 281, Longview, Texas 75605.