Joseph Augus Coulter, Jr.
HEMPHILL — A memorial service for Joseph Augus Coulter, Jr., 75, of Hemphill, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Starr Funeral Home in Hemphill.
Mr. Coulter died Friday, April 27, 2001 at the Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches.
He was born Jan. 1, 1926 in Orangefield to Joseph Augus Coulter and Lovenia Russia Coulter. He was employed as an instrument mechanic for Owens in Illinois, was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in WWII and was a member of the Cove Baptist Church in Orange.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Coulter of Hemphill; two sons, Don Coulter of Groves and Ron Coulter of New Iberia, La.; three daughters, Donna McClendon of Kilgore, Lee Ann Coulter of Houston and Jo Lynn Mullen of Vidor; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
ANNIE LOU WALLACE
Services for Annie Lou Wallace, 71, of Kilgore, will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002 at Corinth Baptist Church with Rev. John Q. Adams and S. L. Curry officiating. Burial will follow in Kilgore Memorial Gardens under the direction of Victory Funeral Services.
Ms. Wallace died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
She was born January 20, 1931 to Jim and Queen Ester Mauldin, and was fondly known as “Red.” She joined Corinth Baptist Church at an early age and attended Douglas and Dunbar schools in Smith County. She was employed over the years by Good Shepherd Medical Center, Skeeter Boat, Texas Choice Nursing Home and was most recently employed as an in-home caregiver.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and seven brothers.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and John Holmes of Houston; one son, Ronnie Brown of Kilgore; seven sisters, Katherine Murphy of Tyler, Flora Mae Pegues, Margie Dews and Joyce Davis all of Dallas, Annie Mae McGee and Marie Alexander both of Los Angeles, Calif. and Lena Penson of Las Vegas, Nev.; six brothers, Joe Mauldin and Elmer Mauldin both of Los Angeles, Calif., James Mauldin and Darnell Wallace both of Tyler, Calvin Wallace of Dallas and Billy Wallace of Clarksville; an uncle, William Wallace of Tyler; four grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be 12 until 8 p.m., Monday at Victory Funeral Services. The family will receive friends at home at 201 Fifth St. in Kilgore.
Services for Earl Ledbetter, 94, of Tyler, were 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Wood officiating. Burial followed at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were be Mark Driver, Jerry Allen, Dale Demsy, Gary Driver, Howard Ray Allen and Russell McFadin.
Mr. Ledbetter died Sept. 18, 2002 in Vivian, La.
He was born Jan. 1, 1908 in Harlton. He was a member of Church of God and lived most of his life in Smith County. Mr. Ledbetter made a living as a carpenter.
He is survived by one sister, Rachel White of Tyler.
GOLDIA MAE PROCHASKA
Services for Goldia Mae Prochaska, 99, of Longview, were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 at the Danville Methodist Church in Kilgore with Rev. Walter Magouyrk officiating. Burial followed in the Danville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Richard Shafer, Dr. John Austin, John Wink, Johnny Shafer, Bob Wink, and Joel Wink.
Mrs. Prochaska died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 in Longview.
She was born June 26, 1903 in Montgomery to Finnie and Etta McDonald. She received her teacher’s certification from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nachogdoches. She taught elementary school in Anauhac and Simonton. She resided in Brookshire and Eldorado before she moved to Gregg County in 1952. She was a cub scout den mother in Eldorado, a member of the Samuel Paul Dinkins Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Danville Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank O. Prochaska; two brothers, Albert McDonald and James B. McDonald; and a sister, Juliet McDonald.
Survivors include two sons, one brother, two grandsons, one granddaughter, and a niece and nephew.
CARL PRESTON CALL
Graveside services for Carl Preston Call, 37, of Kilgore, will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 at Pirtle Cemetery.
Mr. Call died Saturday, September 21, 2002.
He was born in Tyler April 21, 1965 to Carl and Mary Call.
Mr. Call is preceded in death by his father, Carl Call; and a brother, Neil Jordan.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Call of Leverett’s Chapel; a sister, Darlene Barnes of Daingerfield; five cousins, Dee Carroll of Troup, John Ray of Pitner’s Junction, Jody Ford of White House, Melodee Lower and Emmalee Lower both of Troup; two nieces, Kayla Barnes and Amanda Barnes both of Daingerfield; and many friends.
Eula Mae Gray
Services for Eula Mae Gray, 82, of Kilgore will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 in the Rader Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jarmon Hobbs officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Gray passed away in Kilgore on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003.
Mrs. Gray was born Oct. 23, 1920 to Forda and Rosie Clay in Oenaville, Texas. She was a member of the Baptist faith and was the former owner of the Montgomery Wards in Kilgore. Mrs. Gray was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Sam E. Gray of Kilgore; daughter Lynette Branch of Sandia, Texas; son Shannon Gray of Kilgore; one brother, Jack Clay of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; three grandchildren, Shane Gibson, Christina Rydbeck and Shahna Gray; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday evening at Rader Funeral Home from 6-7 p.m.
Services for Lois Mason, 78, longtime proprietor of the famous Country Tavern, will be 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, 2003 at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Silvey officiating. Mrs. Mason died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 as the result of an automobile accident.
She was born July 16, 1924 to Short and Gladys Hood in Leesburg. She moved to Kilgore in 1958 and worked as a waitress in several Kilgore restaurants. In 1964 she became a waitress at the Country Tavern. By 1974 she saved enough money to purchase the Tavern. She worked as owner and operator of the Country Tavern until her death.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Mason of Kilgore; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Patty Pilgrim of Henderson; a daughter-in-law, Jeannie Pilgrim of Kilgore; three sisters, Ruth Morris of Pittsburg, Betty Munn of Pittsburg, and Martha Lively of Hurst; three brothers, Willie Hood of Pittsburg, David Hood of Houston, and Billy Hood of Kilgore; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Garry Pilgrim; a daughter, Barbara Williams; her first husband, Herman Pilgrim; her parents, and two brothers, Charles and Earnest Hood.
Memorial contributions should be made to a charity of choice.
The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home Sunday evening from 4-6 p.m.
JIMMY GALE JONES
NEW LONDON — Funeral services for Jimmy Gale Jones, 74, New London, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2003 at the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel, Overton, with the Rev. Kenneth Nichols officiating. Burial, with Masonic Graveside Rites conducted by the Clinton Masonic Lodge #23, Henderson, will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Rusk County.
Mr. Jones died Thursday, March 27, in a Tyler hospital.
The son of D.C. and Nellie Pittman Jones, he was born March 23, 1929, in Ash Grove, Mo. He graduated from White Oak High School and continued his education at Kilgore Junior College and Panola College on athletic scholarships.
Mr. Jones served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged.
He resumed his education, receiving a bachelor’s degree from North Texas State University and a master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He worked in the field of education, teaching and coaching at Center High School, Carthage High School and Gaston Junior High School. He spent the last 23 years of his career at the West Rusk ISD.
He married Sue Bailey in Ash Grove, Mo., on June 23, 1957. Mr. Jones was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #23, Henderson, and the Turnertown Baptist Church, where he served on the board of deacons and was a former Sunday School superintendent.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sue Bailey Jones, New London; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Tommy Jack Hooten, Leesville, La.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Mary Jones, Mineola.
Pallbearers will be Cecil Fowler, Roger Whitehead, Haskel Wadle Jr., Homer Corbin, Albert Richards and Randy Peterson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jimmy Giles, Joe Whitehead, Lee Shankle and Haskel Wadle Sr.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Gideon Bible Society or the Turnertown Baptist Church.
The family received friends at the funeral home 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29.
JACQUELINE “JACKIE” ROSE MCFADIN
GLADEWATER — Memorial services for Jacqueline Rose “Jackie” McFadin, 38, of Gladewater will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater with the Rev. Bruce Wells officiating.
Born on Dec. 21, 1966, she went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. She graduated from Sabine High School and resided in Liberty City, Texas. She founded Jackie’s Cuddly Bear Day Care in Kilgore, Texas.
She loved helping other people. Always on the go, she worked tirelessly to provide for children.
She is survived by her son, Michael McFadin of Liberty City; mother and step-father, Rose and Donald Knight of Liberty City; father and step-mother, Larry and Jeannie Gillispie of Tucson, Ariz.; step-brothers, Michael Knight and Mark Knight, both of Wichita, Kan.; half-sister, Shawn Gillispie of Dallas; half-brother, Stephen Gillispie of San Diego, Calif.; and several aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater.
Services for Landon Jones, 86, of Kilgore are pending at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore. Mr. Jones died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 in Longview.
Funeral services for Annie Norman of Longview are pending at Stanmore Funeral Home. Mrs. Norman died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 at her home.
JESSE H. “SPEEDY” ERVIN
A graveside service for Jesse H. “Speedy” Ervin, 71, of White Oak will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 at Mason Cemetery in Arp. Mr. Ervin was born July 15, 1932 in Hugo, Okla. He left to be with the Lord on Jan. 21, 2004, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
“Speedy” retired from the Cotton Belt railroad in Tyler with almost 40 years of service. With his wife Norma Jean Tubb Ervin, he returned to White Oak to enjoy his family, friends, gardening and fishing. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Gladewater.
Jesse is survived by his wife, Jean; daughters, Pam Hall of White Oak, Sondra Nusko of Lindale, Jessica Allen of Hooks and Patti Muensterman of White Oak; sons, Phillip Ervin of Big Springs and Larry Haire of Kilgore; three sons-in-law; two daughters-in-law; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Kay Taylor of Gladewater; and brothers, James Roberts of Gladewater and Eugene Roberts of Sherman.
The family will receive friends and relatives between 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.