Lowell Wayne LaRoux
Services for Lowell Wayne LaRoux, 68, of Kilgore, will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2002 in the chapel of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore with the Rev. Freddie Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Rusk County Memorial Cemetery in Henderson.
Mr. LaRoux died Sunday, June 30, 2002 in Tyler.
He was born Aug. 18, 1933in Sarepta, La. to T.S. and Ada LaRoux. He moved to Kilgore in 1945.
Survivors include his wife Doris Allen LaRoux; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joe LaRoux of Kilgore and Kenneth and Paula LaRoux of Kilgore; daughter and son-in-law, Leisha and Gary Daily of San Antoino; four brothers and sisters-in-law, J.T. and Allene LaRoux of Snyder, Shorty and Nettie LaRoux of Kilgore, Carlton and Mary LaRoux of Blanchard, La. and DeWitt and Jessie LaRoux of Tyler; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Carl Peacock of Dallas; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Anna L. Dobbs
Services for Anna L. Dobbs, 31, are pending with Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore.
Mrs. Dobbs died Sunday, June 30, 2002 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.
Sammy J. Callens, Sr.
Funeral services for Sammy J. Callens, Sr., 52, of Kilgore, were 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 at the First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Brian Nutt officiating. Burial followed in the Danville Cemetery.
Mr. Callens died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002 at his home.
He was born April 13, 1950 in Kilgore, Texas. Mr. Callens was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. He worked for Central Freight Lines for 25 years. He was active in the Band Boosters, T-Ball, and was a Dixie League Baseball Coach.
Mr. Calls is survived by his wife, Vikki Callens of Kilgore; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nikki and Clay Radford of Angleton, Texas, Shauntell and Tim McGuire of Gladewater, Texas, and Aimee and James Gilliland of Kilgore; a son, Jay Callens of Kilgore; parents, Thurman and Sarah Callens of Kilgore; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenny and Ginger Callens of Kilgore and Gary and Ann Callens of Liberty City; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bob Moore, Joel Howard, Dawayne Munk, Kelly Humberson, Gary Robinson, Bobby Spradling, Kyle Beale, and Chris Faye.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 15998 FM 2276 N, Kilgore, Texas 75662; or to the American Heart Association.
Mabel Glynn Wiley
Graveside services for Mabel Glynn Wiley, 92, of Kilgore, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 in the Kilgore Cemetery with the Rev. John Sewell officiating.
Mrs. Wiley died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 at her residence in Kilgore.
She was born May 24,1910 in Woodson to Amon B. and Cleo A. Allison. She was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed crafts and had been active in the Home Demonstration Club in Overton. Mrs. Wiley will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her two daughters, Annette Wiley and Katherine Wiley both of Kilgore; a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Don Wiley of St. Louis, Mo.; one grandson, great-grandson, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
MUNDAY — Graveside services for Mildred Humphreys, 78, of Kilgore, formerly of Lubbock, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 at the Munday City Cemetery in Munday with the Rev. Randy Griffith officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore.
Mrs. Humphreys died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2002 in Kilgore.
She was born July 24 1924 in Munday. Mrs. Humphreys was a Baptist and a waitress.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Glen Watkins of Kilgore; a brother, Don King of Lubbock; a sister, Jeaneva Harpole of Midland; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
LORENE E. HANCOCK
Graveside services for Lorene E. Hancock, 85, Carlisle, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery (State Hwy. 323 near Henderson) with the Rev. Dick Cayce officiating, under the direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton.
Mrs. Hancock died Tuesday, April 6, in Overton. She was born Feb. 8, 1919 in Rosie, Ark., to the late Will and Maggie Lucy. She had been a resident of East Texas since 1943, when she moved from Arkansas. Mrs. Hancock was a seamstress and was a member of the Carlisle United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Hancock was preceded in death by her husband, George Hancock, in 1979; a son, John Hancock; two brothers, Otis Lucy and Virgil Lucy; and three sisters, Willie Winfry, Agnes Huff and Ann Arnold.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Joruth Hancock of Tyler and Gene and Charlene Hancock ofWright City; a daughter, Georgia Gaddis of Hallsville; 12 grandchildren, Jason Hancock, Adam Hancock, Matt Hancock, Devin Glenn, Shannon Hancock, Tina Smyres, Angela Jackson, Christie Hancock, Wendy Hancock, Kenny Gaddis, Curtis Gaddis and Brian Gaddis; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701.
JESSE RAY WILLIAMS
Services for Jesse Ray Williams, 72, of Mount Enterprise will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2004 at Union Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. J.W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Hall’s Cemetery, Mount Enterprise, under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Henderson.
Mr. Williams died Sunday, April 4, at Willowbrook Nursing Center in Nacogdoches. He was born June 27, 1931 in Rusk Conty and attended schools in Minden.
Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Nannie Williams; wife, Jewel Sanders; three brothers, two sisters and two step-children.
He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Rosie L. and Tommy Jones of Wichita, Kan., and Normal Williams of Rockwall; nine step-children, John R. and Marie Sanders of Copperas Cove, John and Debra Sanders of Dallas, William and Erica Sanders and Alvin Sanders, all of Terrell, Todd Sanders of San Antonio, Don and Gloria Sanders of Kaufman, Ronnie and Lisa Sanders of Mount Enterprise, Terri Sanders of Carrollton and Zandra Sanders of Kaufman; a sister, Margaret Lewis of Portland, Ore.; four grandchildren and 23 step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and three step-great-grandchildren; two special nephews; and other loving friends.
Pallbearers will be Charles Hawkins, Artis Starling, Billy Ray Williams, Tommy Jones, C.B. McAlister, Lester Hodge and E. Hodge. Mr. Williams’ step-sons will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Dorothy Jo McMillan
REKLAW — Services for Dorothy Jo McMillan, 73, of Reklaw will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Reklaw Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Walles, Dr. Bruce Webb and Rev. Steve Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Walker Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Dickie Allen Funeral Home in Cushing.
Mrs. McMillan died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000 in Tyler.
She was born Oct. 24, 1926 in Reklaw to Lester and Lavita Ramey Bowling. She was an administrator for the Jacksonville School District and a member of the Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville. She was a member of the TSTA and a Sunday School teacher. She lived in Reklaw for several years and also in Victoria.
Survivors include her husband Paul McMillan of Reklaw; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Denise McMillan of Kilgore; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Homer Horne of Luling; sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Bill Rice of Normangee; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church building fund or to the Reklaw Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home in Cushing.
Sabird “Buster” Prewitt
LONGVIEW — Graveside services for Sabird “Buster” Prewitt, 52, of Longview will be noon Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000 with Rev. George Richardson officiating under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview.
Mr. Prewitt died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 16, 1947 in Longview where he had been a lifetime resident. He was an oilfield pumper for Mustang Operating Company, a member of Woodland Christian Church and an Army Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Prewitt of Longview; daughters, Jackie Peace of Longview, Michelle Jackson of Ore City and Melissa Grimes of Hallsville; sons, Raymond Alexander of Longview, Jubal Alexander of Beaumont and Eddie Prewitt of Hallsville; mother, Willie Mae Prewitt of Hallsville; sisters, Willie Mae Welty and Kathy Mixon both of Hallsville; brothers James Prewitt of Lake Cherokee and Bill Prewitt of Longview; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Vera Tolbert Hilburn
Services for Vera Tolbert Hilburn of Kilgore are pending with Cunningham Funeral Home. Mrs. Hilburn died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 at her residence following a brief illness.
Services for Zona Morris, 105, of Kilgore are pending with Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.
Mrs. Morris died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000 in a Longview Hospital.
Foster Bean, the longest-tenured mayor in Kilgore’s history, died this morning at age 98.
Funeral services for Mr. Bean will be Monday at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. W.D. O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Kilgore Cemetery.
Mr. Bean was born in Kilgore in 1903, the grandson of John Bean who moved his family here in 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War. He lived here virtually all his life.
He graduated valedictorian from Kilgore high School in 1919 and received a law degree from YMCA Night School of Law, now Texas A&M Southwest School of Law, in 1928. He was recently honored as the oldest living graduate of the school.
Returning to Kilgore to practice law in 1931, Mr. Bean was Kilgore City Judge for nine years and Kilgore City Attorney for 18. In December, 1950, he was named mayor, filling the unexpired term of Roy H. Laird after Mayor Laird’s death, and served until an election could be held in April 1951. He ran, and was elected mayor, in 1961 and served the city as mayor for 20 years. He offered a total of 46 years of public service to Kilgore.
Mr. Bean was active in Kilgore Rotary Club, where he turned in 66 years of perfect attendance, and was the last surviving charter member of the club which was formed in 1934.
Mr. Bean was one of the founders of Kilgore Federal Savings and Loan, now Guaranty Bank. He’s been president of Roy H Laird Country Club, an elder at First Presbyterian Church, vice president of Kilgore Ceramics (now Mansfield Plumbing Products), director of Citizens State Bank and Trust Company, and a longtime member of both the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce and the Kilgore Industrial Foundation.
Mr. Bean is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Mabel Bean, of Kilgore; three daughters, Betty Lee Shore and her husband Bill of Kilgore, Patricia Ann Harrison and her husband Paul of Dallas, and Jane Henley of Kilgore; eight grandchildren including Jeanie Kuers of Houston, Sharanne LaBarge of Kilgore, Sharlotte Smith of Montgomery, Rick Shore of Pearland, Foster Harrison of Houston, Paula Stewart of Dallas, Julianna Patterson of Kilgore and Kathleen Rodriquez of College Station; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bobbie (Ella Irene) in 1985.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Rader Funeral Home here.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Texas Treatment Center, the Gregg Home for the Aged or a charity of choice.