Louise Owens Martin
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Owens Martin, 72, of Kilgore will be held at two p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2002 in the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with the Reverend Curtis L. Wood officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Martin died Wednesday, January 2, 2002 in Longview.
She was born May 7, 1929 in Amity, Arkansas the daughter of the late Jim and Sarah Owens. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Lowell Owens; a sister Bernice Owens and a granddaughter Gena Andrews.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years Bill Martin of Kilgore; a daughter and son in law Linda and Harold Andrews of Kilgore; a brother Jack Owens of Longview; a sister Merline Burns of Kilgore; one grandson and three great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at funeral home Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Kenneth W. Hammonds
Services for Kenneth W. Hammonds, 52, of Kilgore will be ten a.m., Friday, January 4, 2002 at the Rose Heights Church with the Reverends Lynn Hildreth, Paul Klewer, Tom McDaniels and Kathy Bidenhorn officiating. Burial will follow in the Danville Cemetery. Mr. Hammonds passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.
He was born February 5, 1949 in Marshall, Texas to his late parents William and Nancy Hammonds. Ken was a member of the Rose Heights Church in Longview and former member of The Church on the Rock. Mr. Hammonds was retired after 31 years of service with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He had been working with the Salvation Army for the Homeless. He had served in the United States Army during Vietnam. Ken was a 1967 graduate of Longview H.S. He loved life, people and Jesus.
Ken is survived by his wife Brenda Hammonds of Kilgore; a step-son, Shon Alford of North Richland Hills, Texas; two grandchildren Anne-Marie and Christian Alford both of Watauga, Texas; sister Debbie Louise Laudner of Longview; three brothers William Arthur Hammonds of Karnack, Texas, David Charles Hammonds of Keller, Texas and Jimmy Royce Hammonds of Tyler; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many loving friends.
His stepdaughter Jessie Mills preceded Mr. Hammonds in death.
The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home Thursday evening between six and eight.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Save the Nations Ministry, C/O Rose Heights Church of God, 1500 West Hawkins Parkway, Longview, Texas 75605.
G.W. "Bill" Martin
Graveside services for Mr. G.W. “Bill” Martin 73, of Kilgore, will be held at ten o’clock p.m., Friday, May 3, 2002 at the Kilgore Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Reverend Curtis L. Wood officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mr. Martin died Monday, April 29, 2002.
He was born February 2, 1929 in Tipton, Oklahoma and retired from Martin Gas as a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Louise Owens Martin in January of this year.
Survivors include a daughter and son in law, Linda and Harold Andrews of Kilgore; two sisters, Lilath Brainard of Pampa, TX and Adrena Greasby of Toledo, Ohio; one grandson and three great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the cemetery from 9:30 until 10:00 a.m. the morning of the service.
Services for Mrs. Connie Files, 75, of Kilgore will be held at three p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2002 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel of Kilgore with Reverend Brian Nutt and Reverend Bruce Wells officiating. Burial will follow at Danville Cemetery. Mrs. Files died Thursday evening, May 2, 2002 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Files was born March 9, 1927 in Port Author, Texas to Charles and Charlottie Walker. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Kilgore for the past 40 years. Mrs. Files has lived in Kilgore area most all her Life.
Mrs. Files is survived by her husband Bill Files of Liberty City; Daughter and Son-in-law Linda and Dick Casiday of Sulpher, LA; Brother and Sister-in-law Chuck and Reba Walker of Tyler, Texas; Sister Alice Shell of Kilgore; Grandchildren Nicole and Scott Jackson, Jennifer and Brad Casiday; Great-Grandchildren Sara and Amanda Casiday;
Funeral services for Courtney Smith, 25, of Lake Cherokee will be eleven a.m., Friday, May 10, 2002 at the First Baptist Church of Kilgore with the Reverends Tony Ciomperlik and David Hampton officiating. Burial will be in the Danville Cemetery. Courtney died Tuesday, May 7, 2002.
She was born May 30, 1976 in Longview, Texas. Courtney was a member of the 1994 White Oak High School graduating class. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Texas A&M and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler. Courtney was a surgical ICU Nurse at Good Shepherd Medical Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kilgore. Courtney loved her family.
She is survived by her husband, Casey Smith of Lake Cherokee; parents, Don and Sharon Kruse of Lake Cherokee; sister, Kelli Kay Kruse of Lake Cherokee; grandmother, Bette Skipper of Kilgore; mother and father-in-law, Judi and Bobby Newman of White Oak, Texas; three brothers-in-law, Chris Newman of White Oak, Tim Smith of Austin, Trevor Smith of Katy, Texas; aunts and uncles, Melba Johnson of Texarkana, Ruth and Dwight Byrd of Texarkana, Scott and Kellye Skipper of Longview; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore Thursday evening between six and seven p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Because I Care Foundation for Leukemia.
Services for Mr. Gary Don Harvey, 58, of Tatum will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Post Oak Memorial Cemetery outside of Malakoff, Texas. Mr. Harvey passed away Saturday, May 11, 2002 in Longview, Texas.
Mr. Harvey was born April 10, 1944, the son of the late James, Jr. and Eleanor Harvey in Athens, Texas. Mr. Harvey worked as a welder for Fluor Daniel. He was a devoted and loving husband and father. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of eleven years Karen Harvey of Tatum; two daughters Amanda Bell of White Oak and Amber Stephenson of Gary; one son Christopher Harvey of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two brothers J.D. Harvey and Walt Harvey both of Spavinaw, Oklahoma; one sister Jenny Gass of Spavinaw, Oklahoma; four grandchildren Brenden and Brittaney Harvey both of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Jacqelyn Sande and Lee Stephenson both of Gary; several nieces and nephews; as well as many other loving family and friends.
His son Tug Bell, his twin brother Larry Harvey who passed away in January of this year and a nephew Wesley Harvey preceded Mr. Harvey in death.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 14, 2002, from six until eight in the evening at the Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.
Funeral services for Aldeen Barbee, 86, longtime owner and operator of the Charburger Restaurant, of Kilgore will be ten a.m. Friday, May 18, 2002 at the First Baptist Church, Kilgore with the Reverends David Hampton and Buddy Duggins officiating. Burial will follow in the Danville Cemetery. Mrs. Barbee died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 in Tyler, Texas.
She was born April 16, 1916 in Colbert, Oklahoma. Mrs. Barbee moved to Kilgore in 1943. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Barbee owned the Peak Café, the Smokehouse and later the Charburger. Mrs. Barbee operated her restaurants under the honor system, where the customer made their own change. All who knew her loved her.
Mrs. Barbee is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Merita Barbee of Kilgore; grandson Robert Barbee of Kilgore; granddaughter and her husband, Julyann and Kyle Huckabee of Kilgore; a great-grandson, Austin Robert Huckabee of Kilgore; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Dera Schiemenz.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Thursday evening between six and seven p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church of Kilgore.
Funeral services for Roger L. Moore, 50, of Kilgore will be two p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend David Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Saturday, May 18, 2002 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
He was born December 12, 1951 in Henderson, Texas. Mr. Moore attended Kilgore Public Schools and was a 1970 graduate of Kilgore High School. He served our country in the U. S. Army in Vietnam. Mr. Moore worked as a hot oil operator for many years. He worked for Bolt Fuel Oil/Paraffin Melting Company and Lebus Oil Field Services. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kilgore. Mr. Moore was a NASCAR enthusiast and loved his family.
He is survived by his fiancé, Margie Owens of Kilgore; a daughter and son-in-law, Marci and Steve Parker of Pittsburg, Texas; mother, Rebecca Moore of Kilgore; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Sandi Moore of Kilgore; three granddaughters, Kaycee Parker of Pittsburg, Kristi Parker of Wichita Falls, Texas, Jennifer Parker of Charlotte, North Carolina; one nephew, Erik Moore of Kilgore; several cousins and numerous friends.
The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home Monday evening between seven and eight-thirty p.m.
Mildred "Mimi" Douglas
Funeral services for Mildred “Mimi” Douglas, 86, of Houston will be ten a.m., Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the Westbury United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. J.D. Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Brookside Memorial Park. Mrs. Douglas died Monday, May 20, 2002 in Longview, Texas.
She was born October 31, 1915 to Walter Preston and Ethel M. Barrett Yates, Sr. in Crandall, Texas. Mrs. Douglas attended Kaufman Public Schools and was a graduate of Henderson High School, Henderson, Texas. She and her husband moved to Houston where she spent most of her life. She was an active charter member of the Westbury United Methodist Church of Houston where she attended the Fidelis Sunday School Class. Mrs. Douglas was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Texas Landman’s Association.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Harry L and Mary Layne Douglas of Kilgore; daughter and son-in-law, Lauren D. and Ron Thompson of Bryan, Texas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe B. and JoJo Yates of Lufkin, Walter P. and Jane Yates, Jr. of Lufkin; sister-in-law, Helen Yates of Nacogdoches; three grandchildren, Thomas David Thompson of Houston, Bryan Layne Douglas of Bryan, Melissa D’Ann Martin of Edna, Texas; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry L Douglas, Jr.; two brothers, Jack and Charles Yates.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westbury United Methodist Church, 5200 Willow Bend, Houston, Texas 77096.
Billy W. Willaby, Sr.
Memorial services for Mr. Billy W. Willaby, Sr., 69, of Henderson will be 1:00 O’clock P.M. Thursday, May 23, 2002, at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel, Kilgore, with Pastor Raul Cruz officiating and Billy Wayne Willaby, III delivering the eulogy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.Wednesday evening. Mr.Willaby died Monday, May 20, 2002 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas.
Mr. Willaby was born January 25,1933 to his late parents Wayne Bascal and Lucy Lee Wilabay. He was born and raised in Hawkins, Texas and attended Hawkins schools. He has lived in Henderson since 1976. For thirty years he served our country in the United States Navy. Mr. Willaby was a devoted father and grandfather.
He is survived by his four children and their spouses Judith Marie and Jose Tellez of Mesquite, Texas, Billy Wayne and Angi Willaby, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, Tommy Gray of Colorado, Byron Paul and Vicky Parker of Clarksville, Tennesse; brother Charles Ray Wilabay of Pittsbsurg, Texas; Sister Patsy Davis of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Sisters and brother-in-law Belinda and Ed Raney of Dallas, Texas, Gayla and Lewis Merritt of Decatur, Texas; Mother of his children, Shirley Willaby of Mesquite, Texas; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.
Mr. Willaby’s family requests memorial contributions be made to the Watson-Wise Dialysis Center in Tyler or the American Kidney Foundation.
Louise L. Miller
Services for Mrs. Louise L. Miller, 89 of Kilgore will be two o’clock p.m., Friday May 24, 2002 at the First Baptist Church of Kilgore with the Reverend David Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mrs. Miller passed away May 20, 2002 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Mrs. Miller was born December 10, 1912 in Dermott, Arkansas. She had been a resident of Kilgore since the 1930’s. Mrs. Miller was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Miller is survived by her son and daughter-in-law James M. and Mary Miller of Lafayette, Louisiana; two grandchildren Stephen Miller of Athens, Georgia and Andrew Miller of Lafayette, Louisiana; one brother and sister-in-law John and Ruth Wilson of Longview, Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Miller is preceded in death by her husband Bill Miller and by her mother Lottie Wilson.
The family of Mrs. Miller will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home.