Obituaries

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MARY COLEMAN

Aug. 8, 1918 - March 21, 2014
Mary Coleman, 95, of Ore City, died Friday, March 21, 2014, in Longview.
Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Reeder-Davis funeral Home in Ore City.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, at Ore City Methodist Church with Rev. David Williamson and Rev. Doug Smith officiating. Interment followed at Ore City Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
 

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KENNETH ‘ROY’ SWEARENGIN

Sept. 15, 1952 - March 22, 2014
Kenneth “Roy” Swearengin, 61, of Ravanna, Ark., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at this home.
He was born Sept. 15, 1952, to C.A. and Tommie Elizabeth Swearengin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Larry Andrew Swearengin; and his brother-in-law, Homer Slay.
He is survived by his sisters, Sherry Sullivan and husband Louis of Ravanna, Ark., Dorothy Slay of Gentry, Ark., and Judy Davis and husband Ben of Mooringsport, La.; and a number of nieces and nephews and friends; and one special friend, Anita Young.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Gorsulowsky Funeral Home in Vivian, La.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Gorsulowsky Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Rodney Warren. Interment will follow at Good Exchange Cemetery in McLeod under the direction of Gorsulowsky Funeral Home.

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MARY INDA POPE EXSTROM

Nov. 13, 1952 - March 9, 2014
Mary Inda Pope Exstrom, 61, of Jefferson, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Jefferson.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Christ Episcopal Church in Jefferson. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home of Jefferson.

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EDDIE RAY FOSTER

April 7, 1948 - March 17, 2014
Eddie Ray Foster, 65, of Atlanta, died Monday, March 17, 2014, in an Atlanta hospital.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Hanner Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Queen City Cemetery with full military rites under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
 

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BRENDA JOY WASHINGTON

Brenda Joy Washington, 73, of Linden, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. 
Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Pinecrest Baptist Church with Bro. Bryan Baggett officiating. 
Interment followed at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
 

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FLORENCE A. McCREERY

Florence A. McCreery, 75, of Salem Community, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 20, 2014, in a Texarkana hospital surrounded by family.
She was born March 7, 1939, in Bloomburg to Elmer and Ollie Hollingsworth. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith. She loved spending time with family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Orville Hollingsworth and Major Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn McCreery of Salem Community; two sons, Glenuel McCreery of Salem Community and James McCreery and wife Dolores of Queen City; one daughter, Margaret Hays and husband Tony of Queen City; two grandchildren, Patrick Hays and wife Kristy of Texarkana, Ark., and Toni Burton and husband Robert of Atlanta; three great-grandchildren, Dyan Burton, Brandon Burton and Brock Hays; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Hanner Funeral Service.

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THURMAN D. JONES

Jan. 21, 1925 – Jan. 26, 2014
Thurman D. Jones, 89, of Bivins, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in an Atlanta hospital.
He was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Cass County. He was married to his beautiful and loving Tonya Mitchell Jones. He was a U. S. Army veteran, who was a prisoner of war and was missing in action during World War II. He was also a teacher for 30 years in Tennessee and was a member of Bethsaida “Y” Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommie and Edna Jones; three brothers, Billy Jones, Allan Jones and Jimmy Jones; one sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Jack Karr; and his former wife, mother to his three beautiful daughters, Loretta Jean Chapman Jones.
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WADE STEVEN PATE

Sept. 1, 1962 - Jan. 26, 2014
Wade Steven Pate, 51, of Houston, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in a Houston hospital. 
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the Chapel at Reeder-Davis. Interment will follow at Floyd Hill Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. 
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LORETTA JEAN WHATLEY GRAY

Oct. 15, 1952 – Jan. 25, 2014
Loretta Jean Whatley Gray, 61, of Linden, went to be with the Lord Saturday Jan. 25, 2014, at her residence surrounded by family.
She was born Oct. 15, 1952, in Odessa to Clyde and Evelyn Whatley. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Ricky Gray of Linden; one son, Wade Gray and wife Sharon of Linden; one daughter, Rebecca Gray of Linden; three brothers, Bill Whatley of Abilene, Bob Whatley of Linden and Mark Whatley of Linden; three sisters, Angie Pearl Boykin of Linden, Judy Boyette of Grosebeck and Lois Legg of Marshall Town, Iowa; two grandchildren, Chris Lambert and Amanda Jones; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Hanner Funeral Service.
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ANDREW D. DAWSON

Oct. 1, 1926 – Jan. 23, 2014
Andrew D. Dawson, 87, of Chicago, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, after fighting a long illness
He was born Oct. 1, 1926, to loving parents Andrew and Lula Mae Dawson, who preceded him in death. The family resided in Atlanta. He was the third eldest of seven children. After many years of service in the U. S. military, he was honorably discharged.
He relocated to Chicago and was employed and retired from the U. S. Postal Service after 34 years. He was married with four children, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Taylor Funeral Home in Chicago.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Taylor Funeral Home. Interment followed at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Illinois.

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