Graveside services for Sherry Joyner, 42, of Kilgore will be two p.m., Friday, March 29, 2002 at the Danville Cemetery with the Pastor Curtis Wood officiating. Mrs. Joyner died Tuesday, March 26, 2002 in Longview, Texas.
She was born January 23, 1960 in Haskell, Texas. Mrs. Joyner attended Mabank Public Schools. She moved to Kilgore in 1978. Sherry was a good wife, mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Joyner is survived by her husband, Ricky Joyner of Kilgore; three daughters and sons-in-law; Mistie and Michael Sickler of Kilgore, Mindy and Derrell Sheffield of Kilgore, Kerri Joyner of Kilgore; five sisters, Vickie Roberts of Corsicana, Texas, Terrie Pace of Kilgore, Brenda Carter of Athens, Texas, Donna Pollock of Dallas, Debbie Wisniewski, Nashville, Tennessee; parents, Betty and Kenneth Young of Mabank, Alvin Carter of Dallas; five grandchildren, Tiffany Wallace of Kilgore, Makylia Austin of Kilgore, Michael Sickler, Jr. of Kilgore, Ricky Joyner of Kilgore, Donovan Sickler of Kilgore; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home Thursday evening between six and seven-thirty p.m.
Betty Brimm Holt
Services for Mrs. Betty Brimm Holt, 83, of Kilgore will be held at ten o’clock a.m., Friday March 29, 2002 at the First Christian Church in Kilgore with the Reverends Clayton Worden and Don Wirsdorfer officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Henderson under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. She died Wednesday, March 27, 2002 in a Longview hospital.
Mrs. Holt was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and grew up in Dallas. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and was a member of the National Honor Society and attended Texas Christian University. She was married to Solon Holt in 1937 and they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1987 before Solon died in 1990.
She was employed at Citizens Bank in Kilgore for eleven years, then at Kilgore College for nine years, holding positions in Visual Aids at the Library, Public Relations and Secretary to the President before retiring in 1980.
She was past co-president of Kilgore Church Women and President of United Church Women of Kilgore, past member of the Women’s Club and Club Au Courant. A longtime member of the First Christian Church she held many positions including teaching Sunday School, leader of youth groups, member of both the Choir and Bell Choir, past president, service chairman and group leader of the Christian Women’s Fellowship; chairman of various functional committees of the church and chairman of renovation of the narthex of the church. She was the founding member of the Betty Holt Circle at the First Christian Church in Carthage, Texas.
She was also a volunteer in the Dialysis unit at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. She played the piano for groups who sang every week at the Kilgore Nursing Center for twenty-two years. The American Biographical Institute listed her in Personalities of America in 1978.
She is survived by two sons and daughters in law, Solon “Skip” and Barbara Holt and Joe and Frieda Holt all of Kilgore; a granddaughter Tiffany Holt of Kilgore; one sister, Barbara McClary of Denton; one brother and sister in law, Frank and Dee Brimm of Tacoma, WA; several nieces, nephews and other loving family.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Kilgore Building Fund 609 Main Street, Kilgore, Texas 75662.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday night from six until eight o’clock.
Albert James Lee
Services for Albert James Lee, 90, of Kilgore will be held at two p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2002 in the Chapel of the Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore with Reverend David Hampton officiating. Burial will follow at Kilgore Memorial Gardens. Mr. Lee passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002 At Roy H. Laird Memorial Hospital.
Albert James Lee was born in Bexar County, Texas, on July 21, 1911 to Annie and Calvin Lee. He was a lifetime member of Woodmen of the World, and the Carpenters Union. He was a retired carpenter of the San Antonio Independent School District. He was an active deacon of Bellaire Baptist Church in San Antonio. For several years he was a member of the Building and Grounds Committee and served as Chairman of the Committee. During his lifetime he had also been a member of the Harlandale Baptist Church. At the time of his death he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kilgore, Texas. In the summer of 1995 the Lee’s moved to Kilgore so they could be closer to their daughter. In 1997, due to a decline of health he entered Sunshine Nursing Home in New London, Texas so he could be closer to his wife.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Lela Lee; his parents; three sisters Bertha Mitchell, Annie Morris, Clara Boyle; three brothers Robert Lee, George Lee, Tommy Lee, all of San Antonio; and one son-in-law H.R. LeBlanc.
He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law Janis and Edwin Slayter of Kilgore, Kaye Ann Lee of Dallas; two granddaughters and their husbands Karen and Philip Norton of Dallas, Shelley and Jo Carrington of White Oak; five great grandchildren Brittany, William, Aaron Norton, Travis , Brent Carrington; one sister-in-law Mrs. Bernice Vick of San Antonio; friend Pat Moore, and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Marion Turner, Jerry Raines, Phillip McCarty, Archie Whitfield, Joe Carrington, Milton Morris, and Delbert Forest.
Services for Mrs. Etta Williams, 91, of Kilgore will be Ten O’clock a.m., Tuesday, March 26,2002 in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore with the Mr. Ron Sellers and Kurt Easton officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Williams died Saturday in the Gregg Home for the Aged in Kilgore.
She was born June 23, 1910 in Burnet, Texas daughter of the late Udolph and Ella Perkins. Mrs. Williams had been a resident of the Kilgore since 1932. She was a member of the Chandler Street Church of Christ and will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.
She is survived by her eight sons, Franklin Udolph and Thelma Williams of Houston, Jack R. and Johnnie Williams of Longview, O.D. “Doug” Williams of Kilgore, Donald E. and Mary Williams of Fountain Valley, California, Doyle and Pat Williams of Odessa, Ronald and Cloyse Williams of Kilgore, Freddie G. and Jennie Williams of Kilgore and Danny L. Williams of Boca Raton Florida, thirty-six grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband Roe Williams in 1968.
Services for Thelma Richardson, 91, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Kilgore, will be two p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2002 at the Highway 42 Church of Christ with Mr. Quinton Gage of Colbert, Oklahoma officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Richardson died Thursday, March 21, 2002 in Arlington, Texas.
She was born May 27, 1910 in Sherman, Texas. Mrs. Richardson moved to Kilgore in 1937. She was a homemaker and a member of the Highway 42 Church of Christ.
Mrs. Richardson is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Berle and Theron Smith of Grand Prairie, Texas, Ima Jean Rhodes of Midlothian, Texas, Lanelle and J. B. Wiggins of Longview, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, James and Brenda Richardson of Slidell, Louisiana; sisters, Gerdie Sloan of Spartanburg, Indiana, Richie Weger of Colbert, Oklahoma, Mayhew Harrison of Odessa, Texas, Frances Rice of Odessa, Marilyn Mitchell of Dennison, Texas, Ida Delashaw of Colbert, Oklahoma, LaWanda Duckworth Cartwright, Oklahoma; brothers, Archie Taylor of Odessa, Donald Taylor of Lufkin, Texas, Leon Taylor of Denison, Texas, William Taylor of Kemp, Oklahoma, Kenneth Taylor of Hendrix, Oklahoma; fifteen grandchildren; twenty two great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; special friends, Carolyn and Charles Woods, Barbara and Sammy Lewis, Beth Eckstadt; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highway 42 Church of Christ.
Graveside services for Noretta Bellamy, 68, of Kilgore will be four p.m., Friday, March 22, 2002 at the Crim’s Chapel Cemetery with the Reverend James Griffin officiating. Mrs. Bellamy died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 in Kilgore.
She was born February 19, 1934 in Alton, Missouri. Noretta moved to the Kilgore area in 1948. She attended public schools in Alton, Missouri and Sabine High School. She lived in the Kilgore and Houston area most of her life.
Mrs. Bellamy is survived by three sisters, Ruby Tucker of Longview, Sadie Benningfield of Quitman, Texas, June Edwards of Alton, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Bellamy, two brothers, Don Hollis, Eugene Hollis and sister, Reva Watson.
The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home Thursday evening between six and seven-thirty p.m.
Thelma Louise Cameron
Services for Mrs. Thelma Louise Cameron, 81, of Kilgore will be held at two o’clock p.m., Friday, March 22, 2002 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with the Reverend Michael Lawlor officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Memorial Gardens Cemetery. She died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 in a Longview hospital.
Mrs. Cameron was born October 1, 1920 in Fort Worth, Texas the daughter of the late Everrett James and Bessie Mae Reynolds. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and a homemaker.
Precedeing her in death were three children, Bobby Alba, Judy Tovar and Fred Layco.
She is survived by three children, Lorraine Thompson of Kilgore, Marc Layco of Odessa, Texas and Jeri Lynn Smith of Keller, Texas; a brother, Harold James Reynolds of Jay, Oklahoma; fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; numerous great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other loving family.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday night from seven until nine o’clock p.m.
Charles Ray "Chuck" McGee
Graveside services for Charles Ray “Chuck” McGee, 32, of Austin formerly of Kilgore will be Three O’clock P.M., Thursday, March 21, 2002 at the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Garrison, Texas. Mr. McGee died Sunday in an Austin hospital.
He was born January 16, 1970 in Houston, Texas to parents Bill and Helen McGee. Chuck attended Kilgore Schools and worked as a manager for an Austin restaurant.
He is survived by his parents, Bill and Helen McGee of Kilgore; brother, Allen McGee of Greensboro, North Caroline; niece, Shelby McGee of Kilgore; nephew, Alex McGee of Kilgore; maternal grandmother, Viola Curbow of Nacogdoches; paternal grandfather, Allen Hawthorn of Joaquin; aunts and uncles, Wanda Sterrey of Nacogdoches, Charles and Shirley McGee of Kilgore, Mary and Bobby McGee of Crosby, Grace Harp of Houston and Betty Floch of Houston; several cousins; special friends Jody Lear of Austin and Callie and James Cameron.
Chuck was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lillian Hawthorn and grandfather, T.H. Curbow.
The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore, Wednesday evening between six and eight p.m.
Pallbearers will be Roger McGee, Trey Young, Clay McGee, Jonathan Raws, Christopher Raws, Cecile Larkin and Randy Hamilton
Lorene Baggett Kingsbury
Services for Lorene Baggett Kingsbury 79, of North Richland Hills, Texas will be held at two p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at the Chapel of the Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore with Jim Shewmaker Minister officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore City Cemetery. Mrs. Kingsbury died Sunday, March 17, 2002 at a hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas following a brief illness.
She was born July 26, 1922 in Centerpoint, Arkansas, to Horace S. and Verna Baggett. Mrs. Kingsbury lived in Kilgore from the early 30’s to 1964 and worked as a bookkeeper for Marshall Supply. Her husband Norman Clifton Kingsbury, Sr. preceded her in death in 1983.
Mrs. Kingsbury is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law Norman C., Jr. and Jana Kingsbury of Dallas, Texas, Larry J. and Bonnie Kingsbury of Coppell, Texas; grandchildren Ashley Elizabeth Kingsbury Garza, Roxanne Lynn Lutz, Jason Ross Lutz; great grandchild Keeley Rae Garza; uncle Eugene Baggett of Eldorado, Arkansas; aunts Barbara Atwell of North Richland Hills, Texas, Retha Baggett of Paris, Arkansas, Doris Baggett of Cape Girardo, Missouri; niece Teresa French of Kilgore; nephew Ronald Kingsbury of Kilgore, numerous cousins, great nieces, and nephews.
Services for Mrs. George E. (Gertrude) Barr, 93, a Kilgore resident since 1959 will be held at four o’clock p.m., Monday March 18, 2002 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with the Reverend Robert Besser officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Barr died Friday, March 15, 2002 in a Tyler hospital.
Mrs. Barr was born December 11, 1908 in Wakita, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late Frank and Elma Byers. She was a 42-year member of St. Lukes United Methodist Church and worked in sales at several Kilgore clothing stores. She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Her husband of 71 years George E. Barr and two brothers, Virgil and Richard Byers, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters and sons in law, Nelda and Charles Young of Jacksonville, Florida and Mary and Aubrey Price of Gladewater; four sisters, Mildred Misak and Wanda Evans both of Wakita, Ok, Lillian Guthrie of Amarillo and Lois Tomes of Costa Mesa, Ca; seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Lukes United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from four until six o’clock.
Foster T. Bean
Services for Foster T. Bean, 98, longtime civic leader and former mayor of Kilgore will be ten a.m., Monday, March 18, 2002 at the First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Dr. W.D. “Bill” O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mr. Bean died Friday, March 15, 2002 at his home.
He was born July 27, 1903 between Kilgore and Laird Hill, Texas. Mr. Bean was the valedictorian of his Kilgore High School graduating class. He went to business school in Tyler before moving Houston to become a stenographer for the Texas Company (TEXACO). While in Houston he went to the YMCA’s night law school classes to become an attorney. The Classes are now South Texas School of Law an affiliate of Texas A&M. He married his wife Bobbie in 1927. While at home for a visit in Kilgore in 1930 the Lou Della Crim Oil well came in. Mr. Bean worked as attorney for days following the discovery. He and his wife moved back to Kilgore in March of 1931. He practiced law in Kilgore for over 70 years. Mr. Bean was a longtime member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church. He loved the Rotary Club. He had 66 years of perfect attendance and was the past district governor. Mr. Bean was Mayor of Kilgore for over 20 years. He was one of the founders and the first president of the Kilgore Federal Savings and Loan Association and a longtime board member of the Citizen Bank.
He is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty Lee and Bill Shore, Patricia and Paul Harrison of Dallas, Janie Henley of Kilgore; one brother and sister-in-law, Jack S. and Mabel Bean of Kilgore; eight grandchildren, Jeanie Kuers of Houston, Sissy LeBarge of Kilgore, Charlotte Smith of Montgomery, Texas, Ricky Shore of Pearland, Texas, Juliana Patterson of Dallas, Foster Harrison of Houston, Paula Stewart of Dallas, Kathleen Rodriguez of College Station; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Texas Treatment Center in Kilgore.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon between three and five p.m.