Cass County obits Sept. 4, 2017

JOHNNIE GATES
Aug. 5, 1937 - Sept. 27, 2017
Johnnie Gates, 80, of Atlanta, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in a Shreveport, La., hospital.
He was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Sikes, La., to Jayson and Vetoile Gates, who preceded him in death. As a young husband and father, Johnnie built a career for himself by starting Gates Pest Control in Vivian, La. He raised his family and served his Lord for many years at Emmanuel Baptist Church.  At his death, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, where he served as a deacon. He was also very honored to sing with his Masters Men and First Praise Choir. He loved camping, fishing and traveling whenever possible.
He is survived by the love of his life for 60 years, his wife Reba Adams Gates of Atlanta; two sons, Jerry Gates and wife Karen Harmier of Dallas and Terry Gates and wife Cathy of Benton, La.; three daughters, Melinda Clark and husband Eddie of Kingwood, Tanya Gates Pounds of Kingwood and Sondra Ainsworth and husband Randy of Atlanta; a brother, Hollis Gates of West Monroe, La.; three sisters, Barbara Smeby of West Monroe, Kathleen Sikes Bickmann of Marrero, La., and Jeanne Wilson of Urania, La.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the First Baptist Church in Atlanta
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Hurricane Grove Cemetery in Sikes, La., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
 
GOLDA LYNN
Feb. 7, 1928 - Sept. 26, 2017
Golda Lynn, 89, of Fort Worth, formerly of Houston, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at her residence.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
 
JOHN GARDNER HERRING
June 27, 1933 - Sept. 25, 2017
John Gardner Herring, 84, of Linden died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, in the chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden. 
Interment followed at the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
 
LINDA HAWKINS
Jan. 6, 1950 - Sept. 24, 2017
Linda Hawkins, 50, of Naples, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Williams Chapel Baptist Church. Interment followed at Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
RUBY MERLE PUTMAN
March 18, 1939 - Sept. 24, 2017
Ruby Merle Putman, 78, of Atlanta, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Linden. Interment followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. 
 
DONALD MAX WILLIAMS
July 18, 1953 - Sept. 24, 2017
Donald Max Williams, 64, of Hughes Springs, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at his residence.
Funeral services were at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Veal Switch Baptist Church under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
CARRIE JEANETTE LAWS BROWNING
Aug. 26, 1943 - Sept. 23, 2017
Carrie Jeanette Laws Browning, 74, of Hughes Springs, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Interment followed at County Line Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
ALPHA C. DANNELLEY
Nov. 21, 1925 - Sept. 20, 2017
Alpha C. Dannelley, 91, of Hughes Springs, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church. Interment followed at Cornett Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
ALICE K. SHADDIX
May 16, 1925 - Sept. 20, 2017
Alice K. Shaddix, 92, of Hughes Springs, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Hughes Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Interment followed at Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
L. DEE TALLENT
July 8, 1918 - Sept. 15, 2017
L. Dee Tallent, 99 of Hughes Springs, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at his residence.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs.
 
EDDIE GENE RAIBOURN
Jan. 10, 1949 - Sept. 13, 2017
Eddie Gene Raibourn, 68, of Diana, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at a Tyler hospital.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Ore City Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Ore City.
 
BEN BOYD
Aug. 31, 1944 - Sept. 11, 2017
Ben Boyd, 73, of Hughes Springs, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at First United Methodist Church under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
JUDY EARLINE McKINNEY
Jan. 12, 1946 - Sept. 11, 2017
Judy Earline McKinney, 71, of Longview, died Monday, September 11, 2017 in Longview.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Reeder-Davis Chapel under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.

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