Mary Larue Masters
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Services for Mary Larue Masters, 90, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Kilgore, are pending with Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore.
Mrs. Masters died Monday, Jan. 29, 2002 in an Oklahoma City, Okla. nursing facility.
Services for Fannie Sheffield, of Kilgore, are pending at Victory Funeral Services.
Ms. Sheffield died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at a Longview nursing facility.
Andrew Garrison “Andy” Clark, Jr.
Services for Andy Clark, 52, of Kilgore, are pending at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore.
Mr. Clark died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 in Longview.
Mary Ellen Humble
Services for Mary Ellen Humble, 90, of Kilgore, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Father Stephen Butts officiating. Burial will follow in the Lindale Cemetery, Lindale, Texas.
Mrs. Humble died Tuesday morning in Jacksonville, Texas.
She was born to John Burwell and Ruth Jones Pope Feb. 11, 1912 in Austin, Texas. Their home was located at 1806 Rio Grande. She was a 1929 graduate of Austin High School and a 1933 graduate of the University of Texas, where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.
She married Doug Humble and they moved to Kilgore, Texas in the late 1940’s. The Humbles owned and operated the Western Auto store in Kilgore. She was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and a member of the Ladies Alter Guild. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and aviation.
Mrs. Humble is survived by a niece, Sally Pope Fowler of Austin; a nephew, John B. Pope of Corups Christi; a stepson, Doug Humble, Jr. of Athens; seven great-nieces and nephews, Lisa Fowler Rodman of Austin, Brad Fowler of San Miguel, De Allende, Mexico, Edward Fowler of Austin, Ellie Fowler of Austin, John B. Pope of Houston, Daniel F. Pope of Austin, and Brian Pope of Corpus Christs; three step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug Humble, Sr. and a brother, John Burwell Pope, Jr.
The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore Thursday evening between 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
Charles R. Smith
Graveside services for Mr. Charles R. Smith, 74, of Kilgore, will be held at two o’clock in the afternoon, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002 at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Kilgore with the Rev. Roy Hardin officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Smith passed away Monday morning at his home in Kilgore.
He was born July 7, 1928 in Muleshoe, Texas, the son of the late Clarence and Mary Smith. Mr. Smith had lived in Kilgore since 1935. He was a retired truck driver from Bolt Fuel Co.
Survivors include his wife, Della Fae Smith of Kilgore; two sons, Aaron Smith and Jesse Davis; four daughters, Caroline White, Martha Copeland, Jeannie Smith and Rose Esquivel; six grandchildren, Aaron Jr., Brian, Renee, Kim, Kenneth and Jack; nine great-grandchildren and a host of other loving family.
His parents and his grandson Chuck Copeland preceded Mr. Smith in death.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
Kenneth W. Jordan
Graveside services for Kenneth W. Jordan,71, of Kilgore, will be ten o’clock in the morning Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002 at the Hickory Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Earl W. “Buddy” Duggins officiating.
Mr. Jordan passed away Saturday afternoon at his home in Kilgore, Texas.
Mr. Jordan was born Dec. 10, 1930 in Lamesa, Texas to the late G.M. and Irene Jordan. He was a longtime member of the Forest Home Baptist Church. Mr. Jordan was the owner and operator of Bee Line Well Service, Inc. in Kilgore and was very instrumental with the merger between Bee Line Well Services, Inc. and Tetra Applied Technologies, L.P. of Houston, Texas. He attended the Gaston School. Mr. Jordan also served in the United States Navy.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife, Edalene Jordan of Kilgore; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lane and Joy Jordan of Kilgore and Kenneth W. Jordan, Jr. of Kilgore; four grandchildren, Kenneth W. Jordan, III of Plano, Lane Jordan, Jr. of Denton, Kalli Jordan of Kilgore and Kathlene Jordan of Waco; two sisters, Billie Currie of Joliet, Ill. and Jo Terrier of Port Arthur, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, G.M. and Irene Jordan; one sister, Dorothy Goodwin; and one brother, George Jordan.
Memorial donations may be made to the Marshall Taylor Scholarship Fund, Forest Home Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1340, Kilgore, Texas 75663.
The Jordan family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m.
Lucille Philpot Smith
Services for Lucille Philpot Smith, 87, of Liberty City, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002 at the Rader Funeral home Chapel in Kilgore with Minister Leamon G. Keele officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith died Sunday at her residence.
She was born Nov. 2, 1914 in the Joy Community in Smith County, the daughter of the late William and Kate Philpot. She was a graduate of Sabine schools, a member of the Oakdale Church of Christ and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul “Bud” Smith; and a son, Joe Jack Smith.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Rose Spencer of Liberty City; three grandchildren, Joseph Scott Smith of Fort Worth, Michael Kevin Smith of Decorah, Iowa, and Lisa Spencer Pearson of East Mountain; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Elmore of Longview; and a brother, James L. Philpot of the Joy Community; several nieces, nephews and other loving family members.
The family will recieve friends at the funeral home Monday night from 7 until 9 p.m.
JUNIOR RAY FLEMING
Private services for Junior Ray Fleming, 69, of Kilgore will be held at a later date under the direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home in Overton.
Mr. Fleming Died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002 at his residence.
He was born Jan. 30, 1933 in Price to John and Ruby Thomas Fleming. He married Betty Loraine Beasley on Oct. 18,1952 in Overton and moved to Kilgore in 1984. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from LeTourneau in 1995 after working there for 30 years.
He is preceded in death by one brother, James Edward Fleming; and a son, Doyle Clyde Fleming.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Loraine Fleming of Kilgore; two sons, Wesley Fleming and Roy Lee Fleming both of Kilgore; two sisters, Inez Davis and Emma Jean Fitzgerald of Lake Palestine; one grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marie Annie Manning
Services for Marie Annie Manning, of Kilgore, are pending with Cunningham Funeral Home of Kilgore.
Ms. Manning died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002 in Tyler.
Services for Goldia Prochaska, 99, of Kilgore, are pending with Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore.
Mrs. Prochaska died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 in a Longview nursing center.
Flan “BABE” Hawkins
Funeral services for Flan “Babe” Hawkins, 79, of Kilgore will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the Church of the Living God with Rev. Tony Clayton and Elder Emmett Hill officiating. Burial will be in Kilgore Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the direction of Victory Funeral Services. Mr. Hawkins died Wednesday, Dec. 18 at his residence.
He was born to Willie and Mattie Wady Hawkins on July 12, 1923 in Gregg County. He held membership in the Church of the Living God in Kilgore and Los Angeles, Calif., where he served in the youth and usher departments. When regular attendance lacked due to poor health, he still supported his church.
He attended public schools in Longview and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He relocated to California in the early 1950s and returned to Kilgore in 1986. He retired from the City of Los Angeles after 26 years of service in the street maintenance department.
In the 1950s he married Arlene Gloria Callier and two children were born to this union. Later in 1978, he married Marie Durden.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Arlene; three brothers, Webbie, Edward and Legett Hawkins; and one sister, Maebelle Craven.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Crystal Hawkins and Timothy and Angela Hawkins, all of Long Beach, Calif.; one sister, Varie Broughton of Kilgore; five grandchildren, special friends and a host of other relatives.
Public viewing will be from noon until 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. on Monday at Victory Funeral Services.
Funeral program, guestbook and obituary can be visited online at www.victoryfuneral.com.
Richard H. Dorris
Funeral services for Richard H. Dorris, 57, of Overton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home chapel in Overton with the Revs. Atwell Hankins and Charles Scarborough officiating. Entombment will be in Rusk County Memorial Gardens near Henderson. Mr. Dorris died Friday, Dec. 20 at his residence.
He was born Jan. 14, 1945, in Kilgore to Howard and Mary Robins Dorris. A graduate of Overton High School, he obtained his associate degree from Kilgore College.
He married Carmen Miles Aug. 6, 1965 in Overton. He retired Nov. 1, 2002 following 33 years employment with Exxon. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Overton.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Dorris, and by his grandparents, Will and Ollie Dorris and Chris and Marie Robins.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Carmen Miles Dorris of Overton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Gary Potocka of Owasso, Okla., and Pam and John Roder of Glenn Heights; his parents, Howard and Mary Dorris of Red Level; a sister and brother-in-law, Cindi and Ronnie Sartors of Overton; a sister-in-law, Jean Dorris of Liberty City; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Saturday at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or to the Overton First Assembly of God Men’s Ministry.