Services for Steve Hill, 56, of Kilgore will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2002, at the Welch Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel, 4619 Judson Road, with Rev. Charles Ardizzone, Rev. Donald Beebe and Troy Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Grace Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hill died Friday, June 28, 2002, at a Tyler hospital.
Mr. Hill was born November 24, 1945 to Jack and Katherine Cumbie Hill in Longview. He was a construction contractor and a member of the First Church of God.
Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Edna Hill of Kilgore; one sister, Barbara Elliot of Big Sandy; one brother, Luke Hill of Big Sandy; two sons, four daughters and 15 grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, Gregg North Unit, P.O. Box 906 Longview, Texas 75606.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2002, at the funeral and memorial center.
MARY CATHERINE BILBREY
Services for Mary Bilbrery, 42, of Kilgore, were 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in New London under the direction of East Texas Funeral Home of Longview.
Mrs. Bilbrey died Wednesday, June 26, 2002 in a local hospital.
Mrs. Bilbrey was born March 14, 1960 in Lebanon, Ky. to Joseph and Willie Newton. She was a social worker for a home health company and a life area resident.
She is survived by sons, Adam Bilbrey and Simon “Bubba” Bilbrey, both of Longview; daughter, Crystal Bilbrey of Longview; mother, Willie Newton of Kilgore; brothers, Thomas Beard, and David Newton, both of Longview; sisters, Louise Thompson and Jo Ann Hawkins, both of Kilgore; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Services for Annie Broughton, of Kilgore, are pending with Cunningham Funeral Home of Kilgore.
Mrs. Broughton died Thursday, June 27, 2002 in Kilgore.
Sammy J. Callens, Sr.
Services for Sammy J. Callens, Sr., 52, of Kilgore, will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 at the First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Brian Nutt officiating. Burial will follow in the Danville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore.
Mr. Callens died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002 at his home.
He was born April 13, 1950 in Kilgore and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. He worked for Central Freight Lines for 25years. Mr. Callens was active in the Band Boosters, T-Ball and was a Dixie League Baseaball coach.
Survivors include his wife, Vikki Callens of Kilgore; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nikki and Clay Radford of Angleton, Shauntell and Tim McGuire of Gladewater and Aimee and James Gilliland of Kilgore; a son, Jay Callens of Kilgore; parents, Thurman and Sarah Callens of Kilgore; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenny and Ginger Callens of Kilgore and Gary and Ann Callens of Liberty City; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 15998 FM 2276 North, Kilgore, Texas 75662; or to the American Heart Association.
Attacia Dee Haskin
Services for Attacia Dee Haskin will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 at Bethel Temple with District Elder Robert L. Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Grace Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Craig Funeral Home.
Miss Haskin died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002.
Survivors include her son, Elijah Hall; father, Len Haskin; grandparents; five aunts and nine uncles.
The family will recieve friends tonight from 7 until 8 p.m.
Services for Mabel Wiley, 92, of Kiglore, are pending with Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore.
Mrs. Wiley died Wednesday at her residence.
JESSIE RAY WILLIAMS
Services for Jessie Ray Williams, 72, of Mt. Enterprise are pending with Southern Funeral Home. Mr. Williams died Sunday, April 4, 2004 at Willowbrook Nursing Home in Nacogdoches.
Services for Ellie Webb, 95, of Longview, formerly of Kilgore, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Longview. Mrs. Webb passed away Sunday, April 4, 2004 in Kilgore.
Mrs. Webb was born Jan. 4, 1909 in Mexia. She was a longtime resident of Liberty City. Mrs. Webb was a seamstress and was active in the Sabine schools and First Baptist Church of Liberty City.
She is survived by a daughter, Gay Watkins of Dallas; a daughter and son-in-law, Hilda and Jack Williams of Longview; four grandchildren, Dixie Webb Watkins of San Antonio, Janie Martin of White Oak, Pam Perkins of Beaumont and Jeannie Garza of Allentown, Pa.; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Webb was preceded in death by her husband, Cotton Webb; a son, Ralph Webb; a grandchild, Susan Watkins; and a great-grandchild, Jacob Perkins.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Tuesday evening between 5 and 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Liberty City building fund.
BILLY RAY MCGEE
Graveside services for Billy Ray McGee, 63, of Kilgore were held 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2004 at the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Garrison with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. Mr. McGee passed away Thursday in a Houston hospital.
Bill was born Sept. 2, 1940 in Longview, the son of the late Charley and Lillian McGee. Mr. McGee had been a resident of Kilgore for many years and worked as a truck driver. He will be remembered for the love he had for his family and spending countless hours playing with his grandchildren.
Mr. McGee is survived by his son, Allen McGee of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Grace Harp of Houston and Bettie Floch of Huffman; two brothers, Charles McGee of Kilgore and Bobby McGee of Crosby; two grandchildren, Shelby McGee and Alex McGee, both of Kilgore.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen McGee; son, Charles Ray McGee; and a brother, Jackie McGee.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231 (www.americanheart.org).
Services for W.T. Stone, 84, of Kilgore were 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Frank Mathews and David Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Stone died Saturday, April 3, in Kilgore.
He was born June 15, 1919 in East Mountain. Mr. Stone was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church where he attended the Master’s Sunday School Class.
He is survived by his wife, Zelda Stone of Kilgore; two sons and daughters-in-law, Max and Dorothy Stone of Longview and Barry and Linda Stone of Kilgore; four sisters, Juanita Keyworth of Longview, Evelyn Wharton of Lawrenceville, Ga., Violet Beatty of Longview and Reta Bryce of Longview; three brothers, Clyde Shelton of Hughes Springs, Melbourne Shelton of Pritchett and J.R. Shelton of Longview; grandson, Greg Stone of Tyler; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were George Heath, Andie Stracener, Joe Cruseturner, Ivan Camp, Jim Miller and A.E. “Arkie” Gazette.
REV. GORDON P. JEFFREY
Funeral services for the Rev. Gordon Jeffrey, 77, of Kilgore will be 10 a.m. Sunday, March 21, 2004 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. Marvin L. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Victory Funeral Services. Rev. Jeffrey died March 13, 2004 at East Texas Hospice in Tyler.
Public viewing will be from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Victory Funeral Services.
Rev. Jeffrey’s guestbook and funeral program can be visited at www.victoryfuneral.com.
MARGARET CLAIRE NEWCOMB MADDEN
Graveside services for Margaret Claire Newcomb Madden, 83, Overton will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2004 in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Chalk and Scott Stewart officiating. Private burial will be in the Overton City Cemetery.
Mrs. Madden died Wednesday, March 17, 2004 in Overton. She was born October 20, 1920 in Checota, Okla., to the late Horace G and Ethel Newcomb. She graduated from Overton High School in 1938 and attended Kilgore Junior College. She married Gilbert Madden in Overton, June 11, 1942. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served as church secretary and Sunday school teacher. She was also active in Girl Scouts as camp director, troop leader, cookie sale director and teacher. She was well known in the East Texas area as award winning artist and as a private art teacher in Overton and Henderson, and she was a long time member of Magic Window Art Club of Kilgore and the Henderson Art League serving as president of both clubs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Madden, on Oct. 20, 1998, and a son-in-law, James R. “Jim” Pitts, on Oct. 14, 2003.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Claire Pitts of Overton and Carol and Bruce Riley of Overland Park, Kan.; grandchildren, Leslie and Jeff Cain of Longview, Stephanie and Mark Owens of Quilan, Jim and Patti Pitts of Blooming Grove, Michele and Greg Higginbotham of Bucyrus, Kan., and Cody Riley of Overland Park, Kan.; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the McMillan Memorial Library, 203 E South Street, Overton, TX 75684.
ROBERT LYNN LOVEALL
Memorial services for Robert Lynn Loveall, 65, of Sargent, former New London resident, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2004 in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home chapel, Overton, with the Rev. Atwell Hankins officiating.
Mr. Loveall died Sunday, March 7, 2004 in Sargent. He was born Oct. 24, 1938 in Shreveport, La., to the late Emmett Ray and Audra Ryan Loveall. He graduated from London High School in 1957 and attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Houston where he majored in civil engineering. He worked as a draftsman for the highway department and Exxon. In later years, he was a pipefitter and fabricator for U.S. Contractors and was a certified master craftsman. He also served in the National Guard.
He was an avid reader and history buff. He enjoyed fishing with his son, Skylar, and attending Skylar's athletic events. Skylar's coach said he rarely missed a practice or a game.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Karen Loveall and a brother, Jerry Loveall.
He is survived by a son, Skylar Loveall of Sargent; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Lynn and Major Chris Sharp of Las Vegas, Neva.; a step-son, Justin Phillips of Henderson; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Robert Williamson of New London, grandchildren, Catherine and Michael Sharp of Las Vegas, Nev.; two nephews; two nieces; and an aunt, Eva Asken of Shreveport.