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Ashley, Kylie Marie

ASHLEY, KYLIE MARIE                                                                             April 9, 1989 - April 9, 1989

Kylie Marie Ashley, infant daughter of Jackie and Benjie Ashley of Omaha was born and died Tuesday, April 4, 1989 at Titus County Memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Concord Cemetery near Omaha with the Rev. Andy Andrews and the Rev. Clifford Longino officiating. Survivors include her parents Jackie and Benjie Ashley of Omaha; maternal grandparents Jack and Sharon Frazier of Mt. Vernon and Ronald and Juanita Ryan of Longview; her paternal grandmother Pearl Ashley of Omaha; her maternal great-grandparents Jack and Jennie Martin of Winnsboro and her paternal great-grandparents Frank and Pauline Cline of Omaha. (Row 40 SE)

Clayton, Ruby C. Talley Ruby Talley Clayton, 91, of Omaha, died Saturday, July 15, at her home.  Services were at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the Concord Baptist Church near Omaha, with the Rev. Glenn Griffith and the Rev. Michael Thompson officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery.  Mrs. Clayton was born February 23, 1898 and was a member of the Concord Baptist Church.  Survivors include three daughters, Eva Allen and Reba Allen, both of Texarkana and Marilyn Zermeno of Los Angeles, CA; and five sisters, Mary Gibson, Clyde Clayton, Ann Gilstrap and Bobbie Lee Vickers, all of Omaha and Montie Simpson of Naples.
Hicks, Tab

HICKS, TAB                                                                                                  1956 - September 17, 1989

Tab Hicks, 33, of Kilgore, died Sunday, September 17, 1989 at his home.  Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 20 at the Hanner Funeral Home Chapel in Naples with the Rev. Bill Harty officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery near Omaha.  Mr. Hicks was employed with R & B Business Machines and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Kellie Hicks, of Kilgore; four sons Donovan, Ian, Brendon and Cason, all of Kilgore; his father and stepmother Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hicks of Naples; three brothers, Ronnie and Robin of Naples and Roger of Omaha; two stepbrothers, Harvey Booth of Terrell, and Gary Ragsdale of Balch Springs; three sisters, Ramona Hendrick and LeeAnn Fondren, both of Corpus Christi and Tina Daniels of Venus, TX; and three stepsisters Judy Tollison of Quinlan, Jeanette Leyhe of Mesquite and Janet Hicks of Naples. (Row 31 SE)

Johnson, Robert Lee

JOHNSON, ROBERT LEE                                                                          November 21, 1934 – July 2, 1989

Robert Lee Johnson, 63, of Omaha, died Thursday, July 2, 1998, in Omaha.  Funeral services were at 1 pm, Tuesday, July 7, at Roberson Temple in Omaha, with the Rev. Fred Hargrove officiating.  Burial was in Bellheaven Cemetery at Omaha, under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Inc.  Mr. Johnson was born November 21, 1934, in Morris County.  He was a 1996 retiree of Lone Star Steel Company, and a farmer.  Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Johnson of Omaha; sons, Delwyn, Anthony and LaVell, all of Omaha, Rodney of Mt. Pleasant, and Fred of Dallas; daughters, Shenneka Johnson and Sheila Justice, both of Dallas, Josephine Johnson, of Longview and Vivian Johnson of Naples; brothers, Harold Brown and Jimmy Lee Brown, both of Omaha, J. D. Johnson of Longview, Thomas Johnson and Ed Brown, both of McKinney, and Samuel Houser of Plano; sisters, Jesse Robinson of Naples, Gladys Garrison, Alice Douglas, Dudley Taylor and Mary Glaster, all of Dallas, Georgia Berry of Longview, Palmarie Lewis of Atlanta, and Eddie Louise Brown of Omaha; his mother, Irene Johnson of Omaha; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  (Right Side of Drive)

Kindsfather, Jake Sr.

KINDSFATHER, JAKE SR.                                                                        February 28, 1920 - March 23, 1989 

Funeral services for Jake Kindsfather, Sr. 69, of Omaha, were at 2 pm March 26 at the Concord Baptist Church of Omaha with the Rev. Mike Thompson and the Rev. Clifford Longino officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.  Mr. Kindsfather died Thursday, March 23, 1989.  He was born February 28, 1920 in Tyler and was a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant with 22 years of service, and was the first enlisted man to be awarded the Missile Badge.  He had lived in Florida for 25 years where he had a career in investments and mutual funds.  He moved to Omaha in 1979.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tyler and a Mason.  Survivors include his wife Mildred D. Kindsfather of Omaha; one son Jake Kindsfather, Jr. of Social Circle, GA; two daughters Janice Kay Stekelenbur of Pine Mountain, GA; and Delura Ann Kindsfather of Dayton, TN. and four grandchildren. (Row 37 NE)

Koonce, Michael L. KOONCE, MICHAEL L.                                                                              1956   - November 10, 1989

Michael L. Koonce, 33, of Houston, died Friday, November 10, 1989 in a Houston hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were at 1 pm Monday, November 13, at St. Anthony’s in Bryan.  He was a credit analyst for Dunn & Bradstreet in Houston and was a professional freelance photographer.  He served with the US Navy and was a member of the Baptist Faith Church.  Survivors include his wife, Geri Lynn Koonce of Houston; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koonce of Naples; his mother and father-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Jack Failla of Bryan; four brothers: Kenneth Koonce of the US Navy in San Diego, James Koonce of the US Army in Lacey WA, Richard Koonce of Baton Rouge, LA and Terry Koonce of Atlanta, TX: and a sister, Deborah Little of Mesquite. (S Row 1)

Laney, Willie Mae Davis

LANEY, WILLIE MAE DAVIS                                                                    June 1, 1911 - July 9, 1989

Mrs. Bob Laney, 78, of Omaha, died Sunday, July 9, in a Mt. Pleasant hospital.  Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday July 11 at the Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Amerson, the Rev. Don Couch and the Rev. Mike Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Concord Cemetery near Omaha.  Mrs. Laney was born June 1, 1911 near Gilmer.  She was a member of the Concord Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Bob Laney of Omaha; two sons, Robert Laney and James Laney, both of Cookville; one daughter Louise Wells of Omaha; one sister Myrtle Harrod of Omaha; two brothers, Alonzo Davis of Omaha and Roscoe Davis of Ore City; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (Willie Mae Davis and  Robert E. Laney were married February 5, 1928.)  (Row 30A SE)

McKay, Frances "Fran"

MCKAY, FRANCES                                                                                     April 12, 1925 – 1989

Rosary for Frances “Fran” McKay, 64, of Daingerfield will be 7 pm Wednesday at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Services will be 2 pm Thursday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with the Rev. Jack Brockman and Rev. Tony Pondant officiating.  Burial will be in Our Lady of the Pines Cemetery.  Mrs. McKay died Sunday at a Tyler hospital.  She was born April 12, 1925, in Sharon, PA, and had lived in Daingerfield for 36 years.  She was a member of the Our lady of Fatima Catholic Church.  Survivors include her husband, Archie “Ozzie”; daughters, and sons-in-law, Melanie and Robert Pritchett and Crystal and Hollis Hughes, all of Midlothian, and Pamela and Dan Briggs of Longview; sisters, Betty Grimm of Sharon and Estell Wimer of Independence, MO; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Randy.  (Sec A Row 8)

Richey, Joe

RICHEY, JOE                                                                                               September 5, 1909 - December 19, 1989

Joe Richey, 79, of Omaha, died Monday, December 19, 1989.  Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, at the Concord Baptist Church.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery. Mr. Richey was a retired farmer, a member of the Concord Baptist Church and had lived in Omaha all of his life.  Survivors include his wife Vesti Richey of Omaha; one son Ray Richey of Gainesville, TX; one brother Billy Richey of Omaha; one sister Floriene Richey Hampton of Omaha and two grandchildren.  (Row 39 NE)

Shelton, Oscar G. Oscar G. Shelton, 85, of Omaha, died Thursday, March 9, at Elmwood Nursing Home in Omaha.  Services were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Concord Baptist Church, with the Rev. Glenn Griffith and the Rev. Mike Thompson officiating.  Married.  24 November 1923 Flora M. Shelton.   Interment was in the Concord Cemetery.  Mr. Shelton was born 3 December, 1903, in Oklahoma.  He was a retired coal miner and a member of Concord Baptist Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Eva Nell Nevill of Omaha and Ethel Coulter of Denver, CO; one sister Veata Padgett of Hinton, OK; three grand-children; and six great-grandchildren.  m. 24 November 1923 Flora M. Shelton
Simpson, Vera

SIMPSON, VERA                                                                                            November 17, 1914 - June 24, 1989

Vera Simpson, 74 of Omaha, died Saturday, June 24, 1989 at Elmwood Nursing Home in Omaha. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday June 26 at Concord Cemetery with the Rev. Clifford Longino officiating.  Mrs. Simpson was born November 17, 1914 at Winnsboro.  She was a Baptist and a former resident of Dallas.  Survivors include two sons Leon David of Dallas and Leroy David; two sisters Willie Mae Laney and Myrtle Harrod both of Omaha; five grandchildren and three great-grand children.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Sullivan, Wanda Jane

SULLIVAN, WANDA JUNE                                                                           September 23, 1939 - January 6, 1989

Wanda June Sullivan, 49, of Colorado Springs, CO. died Friday, Jan 6, 1989.  Services were at 10 a.m. Monday January 9 at the First Baptist Church of Daingerfield with the Rev. Norman Crisp officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery.  Mrs. Sullivan was born Sept 23, 1939 at Daingerfield.  She was a member of the Rocky Branch Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband Martin L Sullivan of Colorado Springs, CO; one son Marty W. Sullivan of Ft. Gordon, GA; one daughter Judy C. Mower of Colorado Springs; three brothers James W. Collins, Jr. of Arlington and Harold Collins of Longview; five sisters Dorothy M. Hicks of Naples, Beatrice Woods of Arlington, Joyce Messerly of Garland, Gay Fliner of Royce City and Kay Stansell of Shreveport, LA and two grandchildren. (Married Martin Sullivan on October 9, 1956) (Row 27 SE)

 

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