CURTIS CALVIN SMITH
Services for Curtis Calvin Smith, 79, of Kilgore were 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004 at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Beebe officiating. Mr. Smith died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004 in Tyler.
Pallbearers were Don Loyd, Bob Stoner, Mike Pyle, Brian McCormick, Ken Ratley and Kip Frazier.
He was born April 16, 1924 in Muleshoe. Mr. Smith was a true cowboy in his younger years. He loved horses and never met a stranger. Mr. Smith loved to play 42. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church where he loved his church family. Mr. Smith was a man of his word as well as a man of great faith. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 56 years, Queenie Smith of Kilgore; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jack Smitherman of Kilgore; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Calvin Dale Smith of Kilgore, Tommy Joe Smith of Kilgore, Glen Roy and Linda Smith of Kilgore; sisters, Margie Charping of Kilgore, Lois Laminack of Paducah; brothers, Leroy Smith of Arkansas, Hershel Smith of Brazil; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 119 Peavine Road, Kilgore, Texas 75662
ROBERT R. PIERCE
Graveside services for Robert R. Pierce, 81, of Kilgore were 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004 at the Isabell Chapel Cemetery at Mt. Enterprise under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. He died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 at his residence.
He was born July 15, 1922 in Mt. Enterprise, the son of the late Delmar and Allie Pierce. He was a United States Army veteran and had worked in aircraft manufacturing for the LTV Company.
His brother, Griff Pierce, precedes him in death.
Survivors include a sister, Anne Mae Chapman of Henderson; and nieces and nephews, Shirley Pierce of Longview, Beverly Haney of Henderson, Robert L. Pierce of Kilgore, Michael Lee of Henderson and Karen Davis of Kilgore.
OLIVE “MIMI” TOMLINSON
Funeral services for Olive “Mimi” Tomlinson will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2004 at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick Tate officiating. Burial will be at Noonday Cemetery under the direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tomlinson died Nov. 12, 2004 in a Tyler nursing home.
She was born Nov. 26, 1919 in Carthage to the late O.B. and Annie Porter. She had lived in Smith County most of her life graduating from Troup High School. She had worked for W. T. Grant Co. for over 13 years as a salesperson specializing in the fabric department. Her hobbies included sewing, quilting and fishing with her husband on Lake Palestine. Mrs. Tomlinson had a great love for her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband, Rankin Tomlinson, infant daughter Tommie Tomlinson and two sisters, Bertha Seagroves and Lois Raley.
Mrs. Tomlinson is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Elwyn L. (Pete) Tomlinson and Delores of Tyler and Randy and Linda Tomlinson of Kilgore; three daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn and Bill Spillman, Peggy Meeks and Deena Tomlinson, all of Tyler; one brother, J.T. Porter of Picayune, Miss.; one sister, Margie Pack of Tyler; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
If desired, memorial donations can be made to Noonday United Methodist Church, 17320 Hwy. 155 South, Flint, Texas 75767 or to The American Heart Association, 6101 South Broadway, suite 450, Tyler, Texas 75703.
A special thanks to Dr. James Stanford and his staff for the loving care Mrs. Tomlinson received from a giving group of people.
Services for Charley F. Davis, 86, of Liberty City will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2004 at Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with the Revs. Jerry Turner and Susan Stringer officiating. Interment will follow in the Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Longview. Mr. Davis died Thursday morning, Nov. 11, at his home.
He was born Aug. 10, 1918 in Perry, Mo., one of seven children of the late Edwin J. and Annie Mae Davis. Charley served his country for four years during World War II, during which time he met and married his wife, Pauline Barry. Post war found Mr. Davis relocating from Missouri to East Texas with his new bride, where he resided until his death.
Mr. Davis was a member of McCary’s Chapel United Methodist Church for over 58 years where he served in numerous capacities. He taught Sunday school for many years and especially enjoyed singing in the choir. A machinist by trade, Mr. Davis retired from Stemco Manufacturing.
Charley enjoyed squirrel hunting, gardening and camping. His favorite pastimes included domino games and playing his harmonica. Favorite visitors were his daughter and grandchildren, who were undeniably the light of his life. He had an indelible influence on the lives of his wife and family as a wonderfully caring husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pauline; daughter, Pam Boren and husband Gary of Garland; three grandchildren, Blair, Hannah and Hayli Boren of Garland; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by all of his siblings.
The family will receive visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Rader Funeral Home.
Services for Mrs. Ruby Holmes Tucker, 77, of Hallsville will be 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2004 in the chapel of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore with the Reverend David Hampton officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Tucker passed away Friday at her home.
Ruby Tucker was born April 4, 1927 in Helena, Mont., daughter of the late Jody and Dorothy Hollis. Mrs. Tucker will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a Baptist and had a love for fishing and playing dominos.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Tucker of Hallsville; son, Herman F. Holmes and his wife Diana of Kilgore; daughters, Judy White and her husband Bo of Kilgore and Linda Bradley and her husband Johnny of Kilgore; step-children, Regina Tucker of El Paso, Roy H. Tucker and his wife Nell of Crockett and Charles E. Tucker and his wife Monika of Hallsville; sisters, Sadie Beningfield and her husband LeRoy of Quitman and June Edwards and her husband Howard of Alton, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Tucker was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday.
IDA MAE RENFRO
Services for Ida Mae Renfro, 45, of Laneville are pending with Southern Funeral Home of Henderson. She died Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.
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.
CORSICANA — Funeral services for Roosevelt Holt, 87, of Streetman, formerly of Kilgore, will be Saturday, March, 5, 2005 at 1 p.m. in Taylor’s Memorial Church of God in Christ with Pastor Floyd Taylor and Assistant Pastor Willie G. Brown as eulogist. M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals of Corsicana is in charge of arrangements. He died Feb. 25, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
He was born Aug. 12, 1917 in Kilgore.
He is survived by wife, Alice Fay Holt of Streetman; two sisters-in-law, Carrie Haynes of Streetman and Ethel Griffin of Corsicana.
Visitation will be from noon-8 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2005 at the funeral home.
KIMBERLY RENEE SANDERS
Funeral services for Kimberly Renee Sanders, 29, of Henderson will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2005 at South oak Church of Christ in Henderson with Bro. Edward Nolan Sr. , Gerald Sarpy Sr., Frank Blanton and Earnest Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Garrett Cemetery, New Salem Community. She died Feb. 25, 2005 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches.
She was born Nov. 26, 1975 in Henderson to J.W. and Ethel Sanders and attended Henderson schools. She was a member of South Oak Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by his father, J.W. Sanders.
She is survived by her mother, Ethel Sanders of Henderson; step-mother, Florence Smith of Dallas; two children, Bria Lewis and Nicholas Williams both of Henderson; two sisters, Mia and Marcus Jackson and Alicia Sanders, all of Henderson; two brothers, Jerry Wayne Freeny of Dallas and Vinson and Lesa Henson of Henderson; grandparents, Bessie Henson of Hendson and Johnny Henson Sr. of Riverside, CA.
Pallbearers will be Harold Johnson, R.D. Sanders, Jeffery Henson, Copetina Fletcher, Clavin Sanders and Albert Henson Sr.
Honorary pallbearers will be brothers of the South Oak Church of Christ.
Services for Herman “PeeWee” Kirk, 68, of Kilgore are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2005 at the Kilgore City Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mr. Kirk died Friday morning, March 4, 2005 in a Tyler hospital. He was a longtime resident of Cook’s trailer park.
IDA MAE RENFRO
Services for Ida Mae Renfro, 45, of Laneville will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005 in Greater New Bethel Baptist Church in Laneville with Rev. James Dancy, Jerome Jeter and Elder Patrick Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Henderson. She died Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.
She was born Dec. 23, 1959 in Laneville to Ida Bell Carter and Albert Renfro and graduated from Laneville High School. She was a member of Greater New Bethel Baptist Church in Laneville.
She was a bus driver for Henderson ISD and also worked for Anderson Hickey until her health failed.
She is preceded in death by father, Albert Renfro; brothers, Bennie Carl Renfro and Calvin Renfro.
She is survived by her mother and step-father, Ida Bell and Andrew Carter of Henderson; son, Rodrick Renfro of San Antonio; two daughters, Kimberly and Tim Blanton and Shundra and Kendrick Anderson, all of Laneville; three sisters, Gracie VanZandt of Frankston, Centra Faye Bowens of Mt. Enterprise, Dorothy Anderson of Henderson; three brothers, William Renfro and Danny Renfro, both of Henderson, Walter Renfro of Laneville; six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
MICHAEL WAYNE “MIKE K.” KNIGHTON
Graveside services for Michael Knighton, 19, of Overton will be held at ten a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Pirtle Cemetery with Reverend Johnny Wright officiating. Mr. Knighton died Monday, March 2, 2005 in Marshall.
Mr. Knighton was born in Kilgore on September 22, 1985. He loved drawing and graduated Leverett’s Chapel. He was employed by Mercer Well Service in Kilgore.
He is survived by his loving parents Mike and Maryellen Knighton of Overton; two sisters Ashley and Amber Knighton of Overton; grandparents Wayne and Rebecca Knighton of Overton, Bonnie Owens of Brooksville, Florida; great grandmother Lillian Thompson of Overton numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from six to seven Friday evening.
LILLIE MAE JOHNSON
Funeral Services for Lillie Mae Johnson, 92, of Kilgore will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Wood officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 at Laird Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 7, 1911 in Ellis County, daughter of the late Jack and Mary Gressett. Mrs. Johnson has been a resident of the Kilgore area since 1934; she was a homemaker and a member of the Eastview Church of God.
She is survived by her four sons and daughters-in-law, J.W. and Darlene Johnson of Buffalo, Oscar and Charlyn Johnson of Henderson, Alvin and Ruby Johnson of Kilgore and Will “Wick” and Vicki Johnson of Big Spring; two daughters and son-in-law, Glenda Williams of Kilgore and Ruby and Harry Wickersham of Kilgore; two sisters, Clara Smith of Florida and Mary Perkins of Lancaster; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Roy” Johnson, and her granddaughter, Donna Clark, along with two sisters and a brother.
The family will receive family and friends at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore Sunday from 3 until 5 p.m.