Gwynette Satcher Woods
Graveside services for Gwynette Satcher Woods, 73, of Kilgore will be 11 a.m., Friday, May 22, 2003 at the Kilgore Cemetery with the Reverends David Hampton and Frank Mathews officiating. Mrs. Woods died Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at her home.
She was born December 24, 1929 in Alexandria, Louisiana the daughter of Everett Dalton and Faye Satcher. Mrs. Woods has lived in Kilgore since 1944. She was a Registered Nurse and worked for Laird Memorial Hospital for 35 years before retiring. Mrs. Woods is a member of the First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Woods is survived by her husband, Oris “Woody” Woods of Kilgore; two daughters Amy Seelbach of Henderson and Stacy Morris of Kilgore; two sisters Peggy Brown of Wichita, Kansas and Sue Robertson of Dallas; a brother, Don Satcher of Longview; nine grandchildren, Jenny Watson of Nacogdoches, Rebecca Graham of Henderson, Corey Partain of Henderson, Adrienne Seelbach of Henderson, Nathaniel Seelbach of Henderson, Hannah Seelbach of Henderson, Daniel Morris of Kilgore, Matthew Morris of Kilgore, Sarah Morris of Kilgore; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Thursday evening between six and eight p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Kilgore, building fund.
John T. Listenbee
Services for John T. Listenbee, 70, of Kilgore will be ten a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at the Highland Park Baptist Church with the Reverend Riley Pippen officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mr. Listenbee died Thursday, May 22, 2003 in Tyler, Texas.
He was born July 27, 1932 to T.C. and Annie Belle Listenbee in Alice, Texas. Mr. Listenbee was a graduate of Alice High School and Kilgore College. He served our country in the United States Air Force from 1951-1961. Mr. Listenbee worked in the Oil Industry most of his working life. Mr. Listenbee was instrumental in the organization of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #21 where he has served as its commander and was currently the Adjutant. He also served as a V.A. Service Officer where he helped many veterans receive medical and financial benefits. He was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.
Mr. Listenbee is survived by his wife, Charlene Listenbee of Kilgore; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Leslie Listenbee of Kilgore; Ray and Lisa-Marie Listenbee of Tyler; one sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Gary Hughes of Lubbock, Texas; two grandchildren, Jared and Leah Listenbee of Kilgore; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Listenbee was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jimmy L. Listenbee.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Monday evening between five and seven p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Park Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2400 Henderson Boulevard, Kilgore, Texas 75662.
Coralyn Harris Edmonds
Services for Coralyn Harris Edmonds, 88, of Kilgore will be held at two o’clock in the afternoon, Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with the Reverends Frank Mathews and David Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Edmonds passed away Monday, May 26, 2003 at her home in Kilgore.
Mrs. Edmonds was born on February 14, 1915 in Springfield, Missouri. She had been a resident of Kilgore since 1941 when she moved here with her husband, Karl F. Edmonds, and raised their family of four children. Mrs. Edmonds was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kilgore where she belonged to the Ruth Sunday School Class. She was an avid golfer and past president of the Ladies Golf Association of Meadowbrook Country Club. Coralyn was a devoted and loving mother, wife, grandmother, friend and a homemaker.
Her husband of 59 years Karl F. Edmonds, Sr. precedes her in death. Three brothers, A. C. “Dutch” Harris, Ralph F. Harris, and William F. Harris and one sister, Evelyn Harris Edmonds also precedes her in death.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Karl F. and Janie Edmonds, Jr., Ron D. and Cindy Edmonds; two daughters and son-in-law, Karlene and Jim Gunn and Diane Rushton all of Kilgore; one sister-in-law, Virginia Harris of Kilgore; ten grandchildren, Gary S. Gunn and Karla McNickle, both of Houston, Gregory Gunn, Terri Phillips, Traci Rushton, Ross Edmonds, Hailey Edmonds, Ryan Edmonds, Clint Edmonds, and Terrissa Roberts, all of Kilgore; eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a loving caregiver, Nettie Jackson.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 from 6:00 to 7:30 in the evening.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1170, Kilgore, Texas, 75663, or to the charity of your choice.
Audice Ellen Anderson McKissack
Graveside services for Audice Ellen Anderson McKissack, 88, of Liberty City will be held at ten o’clock in the morning, Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at the Bradford Cemetery in Troup with the Reverend David Hampton officiating. Mrs. McKissack passed away Sunday, June 1, 2003 at her home.
Mrs. McKissack was born on October 30, 1914 in Pechuta, Mississippi to the late William Samuel and Carrie Elizabeth Anderson. She had been a resident of Liberty City since 1973. Mrs. McKissack was a member of the First Baptist Church for more than fifty years. Mrs. McKissack worked for Elbert Gentry at the County Agents Office in Tyler. She was also a member of the Eastern Star for over fifty yearsShe was a devoted and loving mother, wife, grandmother, friend and a homemaker.
Her husband K.W. McKissack and son Billy McKissack preceded her in death.
Survivors include two grandchildren Lida Vega of Longview, Shanon McKissack of Beckville; four great grandchildren Stefani Smith of Killeen, Sterling McKissack of Longview, Samantha McKissack of Longview and Sabrina Vega of Longview; one great great granddaughter Alyssa Kelly of Longview; one great great grandson Daylan Smith of Killeen as well as many other loving family and friends.
Graveside services for Shirley Simmons, 65, of Kilgore will be held Two O’clock in the Afternoon, Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at Kilgore Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Bruce Wells officiating. Ms. Simmons passed away Sunday in Tyler.
She was born March 26, 1938 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, daughter of Jesse and Earlene Ray. Ms. Simmons worked for GE and later for Trane Corporation for over 27 years.
She is survived by her mother, Earlene Ray of Tyler, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Rickey and Sheila Simmons of Kilgore; daughter and son-in-law, Sharell and Floyce Eason of Sealy, Texas; two brothers, Williams Earl Ray of Harlton, Texas and J.D. Ray, Jr. Renesslean, Ind.; two sisters, Patsy Jones of Henderson, Texas and Dorothy Steele of Lindale, Texas; four grandchildren, Raylon Eason, Misty Eason, Lara Simmons and Patrick Simmons; two great grandchildren, Raylon Cole Eason and Hayden Eason, several nieces and nephews
Memorial may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 3613 South Broadway, Suite 401, Tyler, Texas 75701-8732
Services for Marvin Baird 97, of Kilgore will be four p.m., Friday, July 11, 2003 at the Rader Funeral Home with Chris Vidacovich officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mr. Baird died Tuesday, July 8, 2003 in Kilgore.
He was born August 13, 1905 in Shady Grove, Texas. Mr. Baird attended Shady Grove Public Schools and graduated Valedictorian before going to Burleson College in Greenville, Texas. He was an athlete who enjoyed track and basketball. After college he went to work for United States Rubber Company (UNIROYAL) in Dallas as an engineer. He married Mae Broyles in 1930. Mr. Baird wrote a paper describing the heat build up on tires after attending the Indy 500 in 1935. By 1938 he found himself in Kilgore where he established the Baird Tire Company.
Mr. Baird loved music. He sang in the Baird Quartet for many years. He had been a member of the Church of Christ all of his life. Mr. Baird had been a treasurer of what is now the Chandler Street Church of Christ over 60 years where he had been the youth director, song leader, Sunday school teacher and occasional preacher. Mr. Baird was very instrumental in the founding of the Christian Campus Center at Kilgore College.
He was a 60 year member of the Kilgore Lions Club where he was as longtime piano player, past president and Lion of the Year in 1996. Mr. Baird was a statistician who enjoyed assisting in Kilgore High School and College Football games. He was a past member of Roy H. Laird Hospital Board and served on the Chamber of Commerce Board on three different occasions.
Mr. Baird is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Loree and Lance Samford of Kilgore, Sandra Kay and Sam Lovell of Lenexa, Kansas; four grandchildren, Mindy Lisa and her husband Don of Pickering, Ohio, Lanea Cope and her husband Victor of White Oak, Susan Lovell of Overland Park, Kansas, Kyle Perkins and his wife Linda of Kilgore; seven great-grandchildren, LaRea Fallis of Kilgore, Danielle Fallis of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Laura Perkins of Kilgore, Travis Perkins of Kilgore, Michael Lisa of Pickering, Ohio, Emily Lisa of Pickering, Ohio, Lashea Cope of White Oak; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Baird is preceded in death by his wife, eight brothers and one sister.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening between six and seven-thirty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Campus Center at Kilgore College, C/O Chandler Street Church of Christ, 2700 Chandler Street, Kilgore, Texas 75662.
Burl Edison Goodwin
Services for Mr. Burl Edison Goodwin, 86, of Liberty City will be held at two o’clock p.m., Monday, July 14, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Liberty City with the Reverends Bruce Wells and Harry Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Crim’s Chapel cemetery in Rusk County under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mr. Goodwin died Thursday morning July 10, 2003 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born January 1, 1917 in New Boston, Texas, the son of the late Louis J. and Almedi Goodwin. He was a United States Army veteran and a longtime member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church in Liberty City. He retired as a supervisor for T&L Well Service.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Phillips.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, N. Yvonne Goodwin of Liberty City; two daughters and a son in law, Cheryl Diane and Travis Phillips of Houston and Sandra Goodwin of Longview; a son and daughter in law, Melvyn Ray and Virginia Goodwin of Liberty City, three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several other loving friends and family.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from three until five o’clock p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial services for Joy Babes, 80, of Gladewater will be four p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2003 at the First Baptist Church of Liberty City with the Reverend Bruce Wells and Mr. David Hastie officiating. Burial will be in the Danville Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mrs. Babes passed away Thursday evening at her home.
Mrs. Babes was born February 10, 1923 in Salina, Kansas to the late Edwin and Violet Bronaugh. She was a devoted and loving mother, wife and homemaker. Mrs. Babes was a member of the First Baptist Church of Liberty City. She married George Babes in 1946 and they enjoyed 57 years together before he passed away earlier this year.
She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Chris Baker, RN, DMD of Lexington, Kentucky, Georgia and Danny Hastie of Gladewater, Sara and Ken Martin of Arlington, Texas, Vi and Jay Hudlow of Irving, Texas, Rachel and David Epperson of Dallas; a son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Ruth Babes of Magnolia, Texas; brother and sister-in-law Edwin Lee and Gerrie Bronaugh of Austin; sister Jo Pohlhammer Backe of Rochelle, Illinois; 21 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Liberty City or Christ The King Presbyterian Church of Longview.
Nannie Jo Applewhite
Graveside services for Mrs. Nannie Jo Applewhite, 82, of Kilgore will be held at ten o’clock a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at the Kilgore Cemetery with Brother Don Beebe officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mrs. Applewhite died this morning in a Longview hospital.
She was born May 24, 1921 in Paris, Texas the daughter of the late J.F. and Nan Chism. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Her brother Stanley Chism and her husband Dot Applewhite and one son James Nelson Applewhite preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son and daughter in law, David and Pat Applewhite of Liberty City; two sisters and brothers in law, Lela and Jim Eaves of Tyler and Barbara and Roy Shaver of Odessa; three grandsons, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to the Grace Baptist Church, 119 Peavine Road, Kilgore, Texas 75662.
Sammy Edwards Adamson
Services for Sammy Edwards Adamson, 71, of Longview, will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 14, 2003, at the Trinity Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in the Rusk County Memorial Gardens, Henderson, Texas, under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.
Family visitation will be Sunday, July 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Rader Funeral Home, 401 Martin, Kilgore, Texas.
Mr. Adamson passed Friday, July 11, 2003, at the home he shared with his wife, Emogene McCameron Adamson. Sammy and Emogene were married June 15, 1985 at First United Methodist Church, Ft. Worth, Texas.
Sammy was born on September 27, 1931 in Mexia, Texas to John Edwards Adamson and Nova Ellen Southwell Adamson.
He was President of Sabine Pipe & Supply from 1964 until his retirement.
Through-out his career, he excelled at the purchase and development of oil and gas properties.
He was a 1949 graduate of Kilgore High School. He graduated August 20, 1953 from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches with his Bachelor of Science and the following year, 1954 with his Masters of Science from the University of Texas in Austin.
He also attended Kilgore College and the University of Houston.
He was active in the Masonic Lodge having reached the 33rd Degree. He was a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary Club, Eastern Star #630 and was a member of the Shriner Organization.
He is survived by his wife Emogene, children, Sandra Ellen and Husband Robert Howard of Henderson, Nova Jan Adamson of Austin, Sam E. Adamson, III of Kilgore and Robbie Nadine of Austin, Texas, and step-children, Ricky Don Greer of Austin, and Debbie Roxanne Martin of Longview.
Grandchildren, Nova Fox of Houston, Tarah Laine Fox Morris and Jason Morris of Kilgore, Micah Andrew Colin Howard of Henderson and Robert Duane Howard III of Longview, Shelby Greer and Lauren Martin both of Longview.
Great-Grandchildren, Preston Blaine Morris, Elisha Lyn Morris, Alec David Morris and Addison Elise Morris all of Kilgore, Colby Howard and Aubrey Howard both of Longview.
He is survived by two brothers, John Nick Adamson and Nadine Norton Adamson of Kilgore, and William “Bill” Lewis Adamson and Nancy Adamson of Lake Cherokee.
Preceded in death by a son David Allen Adamson.
In most recent years, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Emogene and spending time with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their estate in Longview.
Donations can be made to the Greater Hospice of Longview P.O. 9725 Longview, Texas 75608.