Obituaries - 1990
|Branch, Woodrow W.
BRANCH, WOODROW W.
February 1, 1913 – September 1, 1990
Services for Woodrow W.
“Woody” Branch, 77, of Longview will be 10 am Tuesday in the Rader
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rodney Richey, Rev. Nolan Richey, and
Dr. Laney Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery,
Longview, TX. A native of Greenville, TX, he was born Feb. 1, 1913. He
lived in Longview since 1951, coming from Omaha. He was a warehouse
foreman for Western Electric for 23 years before his retirement, and was
a World War II Marine veteran. He was a member of Mobberly Avenue
Baptist Church and the David Elliott Masonic Lodge in Omaha. Survivors
include his wife, Maggie Lee; daughters, Mary Jon Rawls of Longview,
Wanda Spoonmore of Dallas; sisters, Dorothy Rogers of Dallas, and Eddie
Mearle Klinkey of Longview; grandchildren, Diana Rider of Slidell, LA,
Mike McCollum of Longview, Carol Garland of Plano, Chris Rawls of
Longview; and three great-grandsons.
December 2, 1941 - 10
Hampton, 48, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, October 10, 1990 at Mother
Frances Hospital in Tyler. Services were at 3:30 p.m. Friday, October
12 at Bates-Cooper-Weems Funeral Home Chapel with Rodney Richey and
Nolan Richey (first cousins of Dwaine) officiating. Burial was in the
Concord Cemetery near Omaha. Mr. Hampton was born December 2, 1941 in
Lufkin and was affiliated with the Baptist denomination. He was
employed by Titus County Memorial Hospital in maintenance. Survivors
include his wife Glenda Hampton of Mt. Pleasant; a son and
daughter-in-law Randy and Lisa Hampton of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter
Sharla Hampton of Mt. Pleasant; his parents Alvin and Floriene Hampton
of Omaha, his father and mother-in-law Johnie and Jeffie Mosier of Mt.
Pleasant; two sisters in law Cathy Chestnut and Martha Jane Hahn both of
Mt. Pleasant and numerous nieces and nephews. (Dwaine was married to
Glenda on October 11, 1963; she was born September 20, 1943.) (NE Row
|Smith, Ola Mae
January 1, 1910 - January
Ola Mae Smith,
80, of the Rocky Branch community died Thursday January 18 at David
Granberry Memorial Hospital in Naples. Services were at 10 a.m.
Saturday January 20 at the Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church, with
the Rev. Bob Oden and the Rev. Glenn Griffith officiating. Burial was
in the Concord Cemetery near Omaha with Morris Prestridge, Wes Vissering,
Bentley Wright, Danny Munkres, John Betts and Jef Seaton serving as
pallbearers. Mrs. Smith was born January 1, 1910 at Simms and lived
most of her life in Morris County. She was a member of the Rocky Branch
Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Olen Smith of
Rocky Branch, one son Billy Joe Smith of Omaha; a brother J. L. Johnson
of Tyler; two sisters Mrs. T. E. Burkhalter of Simms and Velma Dean
Terrell of Hooks; four grandchildren Joe Lynne Griffin of Mt. Pleasant,
Jackie Smith and Barry Smith both of Omaha and Tina Cobb of Naples and
four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was married to Olen Lee Smith (b.
30 September 1907, d. 30 April 1995). (Row 31 NE)
|Vickers, J. L. Jr.
L. Jr. August 7, 1920 - December
J. L. Vickers,
70, of Daingerfield, died Tuesday, December 11, 1990 at a Mt. Pleasant
Hospital. Services were at 2:30 pm. Friday, December 14, at the Concord
Baptist Church, near Omaha, with the Rev. Glenn Griffith and the Rev.
Glen Moore officiating. Burial was in the Concord Cemetery. Mr.
Vickers was born August 7, 1920, in Maud. He was a retired policeman
with the Dallas Police Department where he served 22 years. He was a
veteran of World War II, serving as a Sgt. in the Air Force, and was a
member of the Concord Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge. After retiring
from the Dallas police department in August of 1970, Mr. Vickers moved
his family back to Omaha. He worked as Morris County service officer
from 1984 until last September. Survivors include his wife Faye Vickers
of Daingerfield, one son, Doyle Vickers of Sioux City, Iowa; two
daughters, Wanda Jackson of Rowlett, TX and Nell Dozier of Arlington;
one sister Beulah Lee Wright of Omaha; ten grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and a
host of nieces and nephews. (NW Row 37)
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