Evelyn Laird Cashen
Services for Evelyn Laird Cashen, 83, of Kilgore will be two p.m., Saturday, August 2, 2003 at the First Baptist Church, 501 East North Street, Kilgore with the Reverends Frank Mathews and David Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in the Thompson Cemetery. Mrs. Cashen died Thursday, July 31, 2003 in Tyler, Texas.
She was born March 8, 1920 in Laird Hill to the pioneer family of S.S. “Shack” and Maude Laird. Mrs. Cashen was a 1937 graduate of Kilgore High School and a 1941 graduate of Texas Women’s University. She married Herbert Cashen April 18, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They later moved back to her hometown of Kilgore. Mrs. Cashen was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church where she had been a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Evergreen Garden Club and the Samuel Dinkins Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Cashen is survived by her husband, Herbert Cashen of Kilgore; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Herbert H. “Cash” Cashen, II and his wife Fran of Dallas, Shack B. Cashen of Dallas, Greg L. Cashen of Lake Cherokee; one brother, Pete Laird of Energy, Texas; one sister, Hazel Laird Smith of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, Stacey Mitchel of Allen, Texas, Katie Cashen of Dallas, Scott Cashen of Dallas, Evelyn Cashen, II of Dallas, Harris Cashen of Dallas; one great-granddaughter, Meghan Parker of Allen; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lois Laird Overton and a great-grandson, Jonathan Laird Parker.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Friday evening between six and seven-thirty p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1170, Kilgore, Texas 75663.
Services for Dorothy Edney, 67, of Liberty City will be two p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2003 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend G.M. Streun officiating. Burial will follow at the Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Edney died Thursday, September 4, 2003 in Longview.
She was born March 8, 1936 in xxxxxx to Clyde and Verma Vestal. Mrs. Edney worked at the Sabine Dairy Queen for a number of years. She was a member of the New Horizon Church of God in Longview and was a loving homemaker and mother.
Mrs. Edney is survived by her husband Vernon Ray Edney of Liberty City; sons and daughters-in-law Curtis and Kay Edney of Liberty City, Carl and Melissa Edney of Liberty City; daughter Karen Vickers of Liberty City; brothers and sisters-in-law Vernon and Virginia Vestal of Diana, Robert and Leora Vestal of Longview; sister Margie xxxxx of New London; brother-in-law Clifford Edney of Liberty City; sisters-in-laws and their husbands Frankie and Earl Colvin of Liberty City, Shirley and Don Fields of Arkansas; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; many, many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from six to eight O’clock at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.
Services for Pauline Smith, 82, of Liberty City will be ten a.m., Friday, September 12, 2003 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Bruce Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Smith died Tuesday, September 9, 2003 in Longview, Texas.
She was born November 24, 1920 in Gladewater, Texas to Claude and Bittie Gatlin. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church of Liberty City.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Nelda and John Allen of Liberty City, Earlann and John Ammons of New London; four grandchildren, Rhonda Kirkpatrick of Crosbyton, Penny Pike of Longview, Jennifer Glover of Longview, Justin Allen of Liberty City; five great grandchildren, Tylo and Zack Kirkpatrick of Crosbyton, Austin and Madison Pike of Longview, River Glover of Longview; twin sister, Alyene Angel of Gladewater; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Thursday evening between seven and eight-thirty p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Liberty City, Building Fund, 4714 FM 1252 West Kilgore, Texas 75662 or the American Cancer Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Smith; a brother, Elwyn Gatlin and her parents.
Ruth (Jerri) Roberts
Services for Ruth (Jerri) Roberts, 90, of Kilgore will be ten a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2003 at the Kilgore Cemetery with the Reverend James Henderson officiating. Mrs. Roberts passed away Thursday, September 11, 2003 in New London.
Ruth Allene Roberts was born January 8, 1913 in Plainview, Texas. She was the daughter of James and Willie Mae Clark, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Roberts was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. She was a longtime sales consultant for Avon Cosmetics. She was a member of the Alice Allen Rebecca Lodge. Mrs. Roberts was a dear friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by one sister Ruby Leerstang of Kilgore and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Roberts is preceded in death by her daughter Ruby Joyce Wallace, one sister Mary Jackson and two brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
James Robert Winters
Services for James Robert Winters, 62, of Flint, Texas will be two p.m., Monday, September 15, 2003 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Dean Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery. Mr. Winters passed away Friday morning, September 12, 2003 at his home.
Mr. Winters was born October 27, 1940 in Searcy, Arkansas to the late Virgil and Ozelle Walters Winters. Mr. Winters was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Gladewater. He graduated from Longview High School in 1959. He was a Construction Superintendent and worked for many years for WRL Construction. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. All who knew him will miss Mr. Winters.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Dorsett Winters of Flint; daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Kenneth Langston of Bullard; three sons and daughters-in-law, James Curtis and Sherry Winters of Mesquite, Texas, Robert Milton and Becky Winters of Lonestar, Michael and Shirley Brown of Eunice, New Mexico; eight grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law Aradelle and Gary Cornett of Longview; two sisters-in-law Peggy Doris of Whitehouse and Barbara Castle and husband Terry of Whitehouse; one brother-in-law Randall and wife Natalie of Kingsland; father-in-law and mother-in-law Tom and Mozelle Odum of Kilgore; four nieces; four nephews; two great nieces and six great nephews.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.
Autumn Rene Mugan
Graveside services for Autumn Rene Mugan, infant child of April Rene Bell and Adam Dean Mugan of Gladewater, will be 10 A.M. Thursday, September 25, 2003 at Rusk County Memorial Gardens. Autumn passed away on Friday, September 19, 2003 in Kilgore.
Autumn is survived by grandparents, Patricia Bell of New London, Roxanne Bushbaum of Kilgore, William Bell of Elizabeth, Louisiana and David Stevens. Great-Grandparents Rosetta and Joe Cooley of Kilgore. Mary Bell of Elizabeth, Louisiana; Aunts and Uncles include Michelle and Mike Harris of Kilgore, Priscilla Stevens of Kilgore, and Mike Bell of Kilgore. Brother Austin of Gladewater
Visitation will be held at Rader Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 24, 2003, from Six to Eight O’clock in the evening,
Marceline Lilmah Buroker
Mrs. Marceline Lilmah (Furlow) Buroker, 82 years of age, died a peaceful death on September 24, 2003 in Heart of Texas nursing home of Kilgore. She was God’s gift to Brody Lamar and Lelia Augusta Furlow, March 19, 1921 in Hampton, Arkansas. The family moved to Kilgore in 1931 during the oil boom. She graduated from Kilgore High School in 1940. She worked as a PBX telephone operator at Camp Fannin during WWII.
She married Harold Buroker on May 2, 1945 at New London, TX. They made their home in Kilgore except for a brief interval. She was always active in the First Christian Church of Kilgore, where she sang in the choir for many years. She retired from Kilgore College in 1988 after serving as post-mistress for 15 years. She was a loving and always pleasant aunt who was loved and admired by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Mrs. Buroker was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years and by a sister, Margaret Webb.
She is survived by two sisters, Ferol Hollowell and Bobbie Dent and her husband Norman all of Kilgore, as well as 9 nieces and 4 nephews: Ferol Whitfield, Frances Hollowell, Carole Penshorn, Morris Hollowell, Larry Hollowell, Vickie Raymond, Norman “Ned” Dent Jr., Jeanette Miller, Rachel Hill, Steven Dent, Becky Rose, Lilmah Wyatt, Kellie Granberry; 26 grand; 38 great grand and 6 great great grand nieces and nephews and one very special friend, Debbie Moore, who was like a daughter.
She was loved and will be missed by all!
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2003 at the Rader Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with the Reverend Bill Blanks officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore City Cemetery.
Ruth Osborn McLeroy
Service for Ruth Osborn McLeroy, 86, of Kilgore will be two p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2003 at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend David Hampton and Reverend Anders Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in the Corinth Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Mrs. McLeroy died Monday, September 29, 2003 in Longview, Texas after a brief illness.
Mrs. McLeroy was born October 12, 1916 in Eddy, Texas. She was a graduate of Bruceville-Eddy High School and Mary Hardin-Baylor University. At Mary Hardin Baylor Mrs. McLeroy was president of the Historical-Phila Literary Society, Counselor and member of the Student Forum Committee, and secretary of the Association of Childhood Education Studies, and was selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She held a master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University. Among her hobbies were collecting pictures and poems suitable for children.
Mrs. McLeroy started her 35-year teaching career in her hometown, Eddy, Texas, teaching also in China Springs, Texas; La Vega, Texas, and Dallas. After her marriage to Sam McLeroy, the couple lived in Timpson, Texas for 10 years. She retired from teaching in 1979 in LaFayette, Indiana after 25 years as a fifth grade classroom teacher.
Upon retirement the McLeroy's moved to Kilgore and were active member of the First Baptist Church. She was director of the Adult 5 Sunday School Department, member and president of the PrimeTimers Senior Adult Choir and member and chairman of the Senior Adult Committee. She was past president of the Club Au Courrant.
She is survived by nieces and nephews; Merrie and Tom Norris of Longview, Fred Wharton of Timpson, Forrest and Lisa King, Jr. of Nacogdoches, David and Carla Wharton of Raybourn Country, Cecila and Swede Erlund of Moody, Texas; and cousins, Artie Hinds and Ruth Pugh of Houston.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Post Office Box 1170, Kilgore, Texas 75663.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry Osborn and Ethel Gordon Osborn, her sister Mary Lee Osborn, and her husband of fifty years Samuel E. McLeroy.
The family will receive friends between five and six-thirty p.m., Wednesday evening at Rader Funeral Home.
Services for Mary Meador, 74, longtime Kilgore News Herald employee, will be ten a.m., Monday, November 3, 2003 at the First Christian Church with the Reverend Bill Blanks officiating. Burial will be four p.m. Monday in the Willis Cemetery, Willis, Texas.
She was born on March 26, 1929 in Willis, Texas the youngest of four children to Ruth Frances Smith Meador and Jesse Lee Meador, of the Pineview community near Willis. She developed a love for writing and for reading at a very early age, laying the foundation for her lifetime career as a newspaper journalist. She graduated from Texas State College for Women; now know as Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas with a major in journalism. She began her career working for newspapers in Conroe, Texas and Gladewater, Texas, then ultimately settled in Kilgore, Texas in 1952. She worked for the Kilgore News Herald for 39 years until her retirement in 1991. She enjoyed the rich and varied opportunities associated with her job and she held many different positions; photographer, reporter, women’s editor, and managing editor. In her years with the Kilgore News Herald, she had the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong and Romania, and to interview many well-know people, celebrities, and political figures, such as Lady Bird Johnson and pianist, Van Cliburn. She also traveled extensively with the Kilgore College’s “Kilgore Rangerettes”, reporting their travels for the newspaper. She enjoyed participating in many charitable activities with the Pilot Club of Kilgore, as well as being very active in the choir of the First Christian Church of Kilgore, Texas. She was well-known for her quick wit and superior grammatical and spelling abilities; often referred to as being “a walking dictionary.” Her humor will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
She is survived by a sister, Linda Meador Hooper of Conroe, Texas; a sister-in-law, Maureen Meador of Willis, Texas; brother, Jesse L. Meador, Jr. of Willis; six nieces and their spouse, Cynthia and Hartman Frerichs of Valley Mills, Texas, Ann and John Hardy of New Waverly, Texas, Terry and Jimmy Hite of Willis, Texas, Tracy and Charlie Irvine of Conroe, Texas, Laurie Hooper Groeschel of Conroe, Texas; two nephews, Terrell and David Hooper of Conroe, Texas; four great-nephews, Grant Groeschel, Evan Groeschel, Matthew Irvine, and Bret Irvine; six great nieces, Katy Frerichs, Hailey Frerichs, Lindsay Hardy, Jessica Hardy, Meredith Groeschel, and Amelia Groeschel.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Francis A. Meador.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 609 East Main Street, Kilgore, Texas 75662
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore between two and four p.m., Sunday.
Willie Elizabeth McGinty
Graveside services for Mrs. Willie Elizabeth McGinty, 81, of Silsbee are scheduled for ten o’clock a.m., Thursday November 6, 2003 at the Kilgore City Cemetery with the Reverend Bill Blanks officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. She died Monday afternoon in a Silsbee nursing home.
She was born May 14, 1922 in Bogalusa, Louisiana the daughter of the late Jesse and Lela Myers. She managed a bowling alley in Texas City, TX in the 1960’s and then an apartment manager in the Houston area until 1985 when she retired. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Tyler.
Preceding her in death are her husband Robert Jefferson McGinty and a brother Solon Myers.
She is survived by a daughter and son in law, Cathy and Robert Fischer of Houston, two grandchildren and two great granddaughters.
Visitation will be from seven until eight o’clock Wednesday at the funeral home.