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BUFORD, LUCIOUS GEORGE                        January 10, 1937 – July 14, 2009

Services for Mr. Lucious George “Luke” Buford, 72, of Naples, were July 18, 2009, at Union Chapel Baptist Church of Omaha with the Rev. D. O. Sanders and pastor Bishop Charlie Young officiating and the Rev. Joe N. Rochelle delivering the eulogy.  Mr. Buford was born January 10, 1937, in Omaha, the son of Willie and Tempie (Ivy) Buford.  He died July 14, 2009, in Omaha.  He attended Carver Elementary School and was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister.  Survivors include a brother, Charles Buford of Dallas; two sisters, Carolyn McCarter of Naples, and Janie Mae Jackson of Hobbs, New Mexico; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Pallbearers included Tommy Watson, Alton Allen, Tony Parker, Artis Whetstone, Scottie Huey, Celester Washington and Gary Mitchell.  Honorary pallbearers were his nephews, Rickey Parks, Victor L. Berkley, Torrence Jackson and Jonathan Mickens.  Burial was in Paradise Cemetery in Omaha.  (Location Unknown)

FORTE, ROSA                                          January 28, 1902 – October 11, 1995

ROSA FORTE, 93, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, October 11, 1995, in a Clarksville hospital.   Funeral services were at 1 pm, Saturday, October 14, at Haynes Memorial Chapel in Clarksville, with the Rev. B. A. Easter officiating.  Burial was in the Paradise Cemetery at Omaha.  Mrs. Forte was born January 28, 1902, at Omaha.  She was a member of the St. Paul’s Baptist Church in DeKalb, Texas.  Survivors include two sons, Harvey Forte and Herbert M. Forte, of DeKalb; a brother Villa Turner of San Diego, CA; two sisters, Mattie McClellan of San Diego, and Nellie B. Hanks of Oakland, CA; and four grandchildren. (Row 4)

GAMBLE, OSCAR L.                                   April 15, 1936 – February 18, 2004

Services for Mr. Oscar L. Gamble, 67, of Naples, were Thursday, February 29, 2004, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. James Boyce and Rev. L. C. Webster officiating.  Mr. Gamble was born April 15, 1936, in Omaha.  He died Wednesday, February 18, 2004, in Tyler.  He was a former employee of the city of Los Angeles, member of Union Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, and an Army Vietnam veteran.  Survivors include one daughter, Wendy Lynette Gamble of Arcadia, CA; one son, Kevin Antonio Gamble of Los Angeles; three step-children, Stephanie Johnson, George Johnson and Kim Brown, all of Pasadena, CA; one brother, Charles Hines of Texarkana; one sister, Exie Lavon Webster of Longview; eight grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.  Interment was at Paradise Cemetery.  (Loc Unknown)

GAMBLE, T. R.                                            September 28, 1907 – July 11, 1996

T. R. (Coot) Gamble, 88, of Naples, died Thursday, July 11, 1996, at the Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Monday, July 15, at the Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. F. E. Hargraves officiating.  Burial was in Paradise Cemetery.  Mr. Gamble was born September 28, 1907, in Omaha.  He was a steelworker for Lone Star Steel and a member and deacon of the Union Chapel Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Erma Gamble of Naples; two sons, Theodore W. Gamble and George A. Gamble, both of Omaha; two daughters, Janie C. Turner of Dallas, and Jewel P. Brazier of Walnut, CA; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  (Row 8)

GAMBLE, THEODORE WESLEY            December 24, 1928 – June 29, 2009

Services for Mr. Theodore “T.W.” Gamble, 80, of Omaha, were July 4, 2009, at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Omaha with the Rev. D. O. Sanders officiating.  Mr. Gamble was born December 24, 1928, in Omaha, the son of Theodore Roosevelt and Maria Elizabeth Rogers Gamble.  He died June 29, 2009, in Longview.  He was a member of Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he served as deacon, chairman of the Deacon Board and superintendent of Sunday School, worked for the City of Los Angeles for 15 years, retired as a pipe threader from Lone Star Steel, was chairman of the cemetery fund for Paradise Cemetery, and was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearline Gamble; his parents; brother, Jesse Leon Gamble; and sister, Mary C. Brown.  Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. George A. and Lacyne Gamble of Omaha; two sisters, Jewel P. Brazier of Walnut, CA, and Janie C. Turner of Dallas; special friend, Opal Allen of Omaha; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.  Burial was in Paradise Cemetery.  (Row 7)

HANDY, MOLLY ERMADINE           November 23, 1923 – December 5, 2008

Services for Molly Ermadine Handy, 85, of Omaha, were December 12, 2008, at Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. George A. Gamble officiating.  Mrs. Handy was born November 23, 1923, in Naples, the daughter of Edward and Lula Raney Lovelace.  She died December 5, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a member of the Union Chapel Baptist Church and attended Omaha High School before moving to Los Angeles, California.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Handy; her parents, eight brothers; three sisters; four nephews; and two nieces.  Survivors include one sister, Ludie Dillahunty of Greenville; eight nephews, Robert Lovelace Jr., of Mt. Pleasant; Eddie Ray Lovelace of Longview, Alrick Lovelace and Theodus Lovelace Jr., of Los Angeles, Clifford Turner Jr., of Naples, Bobbie Lee Turner of Pasco, Washington, Billy Harold Turner of Boise, Idaho, and Freddie Lewis of Frisco, Texas; ten nieces, Pegeen Lovelace and Teresa Lovelace of Tacoma, Washington, Mary Lou Lovelace of Texarkana, Denise Lovelace of Los Angeles, Betty Willis of Augusta, Georgia, Peggy Lovelace Kidd of Dallas, Marquita Hawkins and Benita Marshall of Atlanta, Georgia, Esther Merle Hayden of Aubrey, Texas, and Claudette Lovelace of Omaha; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Pallbearers included Willie Norman Henderson, Terry Greenwood, H. B. Barber and Gary Mitchell.  Honorary pallbearers were nephews.  Burial was in Paradise Cemetery in Omaha.  (Location Unknown)

HAYDEN, ESMANOLA                              August 9, 1027 – February 10, 2008

Services for Mrs. Esmanolia Hayden, 80, of Omaha, were February 16, 2008, at Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. D. O. Sanders officiating.  Mrs. Hayden was born August 9, 1927, in Omaha.  She died February 10, 2008, in Longview.  She was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Hayden; a son, Gaylen Hayden; and a daughter, Yvonnie Huey.  Survivors include four sons, Gerald and Tony Hayden of Omaha, Billy Coffey of San Antonio, and Ricky Hayden of Fairbanks, Alaska; two daughters, Patrice Hayden of Omaha and LaSonja Thomas of Nacogdoches; two brothers, Harold Lewis of Mt. Pleasant, and Louie Lewis of Phoenix; a sister, Ethel Williams of Dallas; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.  Burial was in Paradise Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 HUEY, YVONNE LYNETTE                           October 22, 1951 – June 22, 2000

Services for Ms. Yvonne Lynette Huey, 48, of Omaha will be today, Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 1 pm at Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. David Hood officiating.  Ms. Huey was born October 22, 1951 in Omaha.  She died Thursday, June 22, 2000 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.  She was a homemaker and a Baptist.  Survivors include one son, Derrian R. Huey of Omaha; one daughter, Natasha Bell of Texarkana; mother, Esmanolia Hayden of Omaha; three sisters, Patrice Hayden of Omaha, Lasonja Thomas of Nacogdoches and Ethel Williams of Dallas; five brothers, Billy C. Coffey, Gerald D. Hayden, Galen R. Hayden, Tony Anthony Hayden, all of Omaha, and Ricky D. Hayden of Fairbanks, Alaska; four grandchildren; and special friend, H. B. Barber of Naples.  Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 LOVELACE, THEODUS “TED”                   June 21, 1933 – December 3, 1996

Theodus (Ted) Lovelace, 63, of Los Angeles, CA, died Tuesday, December 3, 1996, in a Los Angeles hospital.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Tuesday, December 10, at the Union Chapel Baptist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. F. E. Hargraves officiating.  Burial was in the Paradise Cemetery at Omaha.  Mr. Lovelace was born June 21, 1933, in Naples.  He was employed at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sepulveda, CA; was a member of the Union Chapel Baptist Church, and was retired from the US Air Force.  Survivors include his wife, Martha Shepherd Lovelace of Los Angeles; one son, Theodus (T.J.) Mark Lovelace Jr., of Los Angeles; one brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Ruby Lovelace of Greenville; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Molly Handy of Omaha, and Ludie and Elbert Dillahunty of Greenville.  (Row 10)

 TOBIAS, WILLIE MAE                      September 26, 1933 – February 18, 2001

Services for Miss Willie Mae Tobias, 67, of Dallas were Friday, February 23, 2001 at Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Al Irvin officiating.  Miss Tobias was born September 26, 1933 in Omaha.  She died Sunday, February, 18, 2001 in a Dallas hospital.  She was a day care center worker and a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church of Omaha and Greater El Bethel Baptist Church of Dallas.  Survivors include two brothers Charles W. Buford of Dallas and Lucious George Buford of Naples; two sisters Janie Mae Jackson of Phoenix and Carolyn B. McCarter of Naples. Interment was at Paradise Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

Janette Tigert Cook

janettetigertomaha@yahoo.com

May 16, 2008

 

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