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Diane Taylor

Sep 07, 1948 - Nov 04, 2023

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Longview, TX

Diane Richardson Taylor was born September 7th, 1948 to Carl and Jane Richardson of Longview, TX. She was the youngest of seven children. She received her formal education from Mary C. Womack High School in Longview, TX. She furthered her education by receiving her Welding Certification and became a Welder at South Western Steel & Marathon LeTourneau. She was preceded in death by Otis Loyd, Leola Bell, Bobbie Jane Portley, Emma Richardson, Lavert Richardson, and Karl Lee Richardson. Mrs. Taylor ...Read More

Obituary Source:https://www.craigfh.com/obituary/Diane-Taylor

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Pat S. Owens

Dec 05, 1950 - Feb 21, 2024

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Longview, TX

"Pat S. Owens of Longview, Texas, passed away on February 21, 2024. A memorial service will be held at Mobberly Baptist Church-The Crossing on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 11:00 AM with a time of visitation prior to the service starting at 10AM. Pat was born on December 5, 1950, in Houston, Texas, to Maureen and Dave Owens. He married Andrea (Foster) Owens on April 1, 1977. In 1975, he joined the Elderville-Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department and loved the fire field so much he was hired on July 31, 1977, at Longview Fire Department. Pat worked at several stations in the City of Longview but spent the majority of his 29 years at Station 3 where he retired as a Captain in December 2006. Pat trained and mentored many firefighters all over the state and Canada. Pat was still the volunteer fire chief at Elderville-Lakeport until he passed away. He obtained his instructor’s certificate and lectured at many conferences throughout the state. He worked seasonally with the Texas Forest Service and during the 2003 recovery of the Space Shuttle Columbia. He enjoyed flying single engine planes, gardening, and riding motorcycles in addition to firefighting. Pat became a Master Mason on January 26, 1984, with the Danville Masonic Lodge #101 and in 1996 became a 32° Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Waco. Surviving are his wife, Andrea of Longview, Texas, daughters, Stephanie (Scott) Moore and Jessica (Derek) Walton, grandchildren Tayler, Avery, Maverick, Lindsey, Forrest, Alexandra, Trent and several great-grandchildren. Pat was preceded in death by his parents and son. The family would like to give thanks to their public safety family, the wonderful nurses and doctors at LRMC ER/ICU, Dr. Germanwala, Melissa and the rest of the staff at Regional Clinics Cardiology for helping us over the past 12 years."

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Chester Stroman

Jul 15, 1939 - Feb 20, 2024

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Longview, TX

"July15, 1939 - February 20, 2024 Our devoted Father went to heaven to be with his Lord and Saviour on February 20, 2024, after a lengthy illness. He was the owner of Stroman Auto Parts in White Oak for 34 years. There he met many people who quickly became lifelong friends, because Dad never met a stranger. Our dad was the best provider his kids could hope for. He provided unconditional love, undivided attention, and an unfailing love for his family and for other people. He provided his children with an unblemished example of how to treat others, and to give to others even when you might not necessarily have enough yourself. He provided us with an example of unfailing faith in God and lived that example to his very last day. He exemplified what a husband and father should be, and loved our mother, for their entire 64 year marriage. Chester is survived by his three brothers: James Stroman, Roland Stroman and Robert Stroman, Two sister-in-laws: Rowena Stroman, and Joanne Stroman. His four sons: Kevin and his wife Melinda Stroman, Glenn Stroman, Gary and his wife Ethel Stroman, Timothy and his wife Karen Stroman, and one daughter, Kaylen and her husband Danny Medlin, fifteen grandchildren, and 21 great-grand children. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. at Rader Funeral Home in Longview, Tx, Services will follow at 10 a.m. at Rader Funeral Home."

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Michael "Smitty" Smith

Aug 11, 1962 - Feb 21, 2024

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Longview, TX

"Michael \u0026quot;Smitty\u0026quot; Smith was born on August 11, 1962 and passed away at home on February 21, 2024. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. A memorial with the family will be held at a later date."

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Rhonda McDowell Huskey

Apr 22, 1960 - Feb 22, 2024

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Longview, TX

, 63, of Joaquin, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024, in Longview. Her wishes were to be cremated. Born April 22, 1960, in Bonham, Rhonda is the daughter of Larry Thomas McDowell Sr. and Rachel Kathleen Boney McDowell. Her hobbies included traveling, gardening, reading, and watching true crime documentaries. She is survived by her children, Christopher Huskey, Steven and Lindsay Huskey, and Danielle Roth and husband Christian; grandchildren, Kyra Huskey and Dylan Hudspeth; mother, Rachel Kathleen Boney McDowell; sisters, Virginia McDowell and Carla Likes and husband Bobby; and brother, Larry McDowell Jr. and wife Patty. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Huskey; daughter, Toni Renee Huskey; grandson, Xavier Rae Huskey; and father, Larry Thomas McDowell Sr. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Rhonda Fowler

Jan 21, 1968 - Feb 20, 2024

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Longview, TX

Graveside services for Rhonda Fowler, 56, of Longview will be held 2:00 PM Friday, February 23, 2024 at Danville Cemetery with Rev. Mark Fried officiating.The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Friday afternoon at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mrs. Fowler passed away on Monday, February 20, 2024 in Longview, Texas.She was born on January 21, 1968 in Palestine, Texas, daughter to the late James Buddy and Wanda Fowler. Rhonda graduated from Kilgore College and was member of Forest Home Baptist Church. She owned and operated Betty’s Flower Shop and enjoyed playing the piano. Rhonda played in the Louisiana Symphony for several years. She was a loving and caring mother and friend who will be missed by all that knew her.Rhonda is survived by her husband, Michael Rhodes of Longview; daughter, Kaitlyn Fowler of Longview; aunt, Eva and husband Clyde Dickens of Lufkin; cousins, Greg Dickens of Converse, Louisiana and Cheryl Nixon of Carthage; best friend, Kelli Rist of Illinois and her daughters, Adrianna and Hayley Rist of Illinois and other loving family members.

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Elmer Howard Jr.

Feb 03, 1948 - Feb 20, 2024

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Longview, TX

A funeral service for Elmer Howard Jr., 76, of Marshall, Texas will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 25, 2024, in the Chapel of Downs Funeral Home. Interment will follow at New Zion Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 24, 2024 in the Chapel. Elmer Howard Jr. was born in Marshall, Texas on February 3, 1948, to Elmer Howard Sr. and Liska McCarver Howard and passed away on February 20, 2024, in Longview, Texas. He was a resident of Marshall, Texas for the last 76 years. He was a graduate of Pemberton High School, Class of 1966. He was a faithful member of New Zion C.O.C. He retired from Thiokol Corporation after 25 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Howard Sr. and wife Liska McCarver Howard. He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Floydia Howard; children, Katherine Knighton and husband, George, Elmer Howard III, April Everitt and husband, George; brother, Jerry Howard; sisters, Marie Woodrow, Oretha Bailey and husband Frank, Kaye Howard; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Acknowledgements from the family The family of Elmer Howard Jr. express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to their family, friends and neighbors. You have lifted our hearts with your sympathetic responses in prayers, telephone calls, visits, floral offering, food and other kind deeds. May God bless each of you. The Family There will be a repast following the services at 2200 Pemberton St. at the Mount Zion Family Center. Obituary provided by the family of Elmer Howard Jr. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Elder Ralph Leon Jeffrey

Apr 05, 1933 - Feb 16, 2024

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Longview, TX

Elder Ralph Leon Jeffrey In the evening hours of February 16, 2024, Ralph Leon Jeffrey, age 90, was called home to his eternal resting place, after a sudden decline in his health. Ralph Leon Jeffrey, was born April 5, 1933, in Gilmer, Texas to the parentage of the late Knob and Elvira McClung Jeffrey. He attended Valley View High School in Gilmer, Texas. Mr. Jeffery was baptized at the Valley View Baptist Church and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior later in life, under Elder Tobbler at Wheatly Church of God in Christ in Dallas, TX. In 1954, he joined in matrimony, the love of his life, Dorothy Hollins Jeffrey of Gilmer, Texas, in this union seven children were born. Ralph was a devoted husband for 64 years and a loving father until his death. Mr. Jeffery was called to the ministry where he served as Elder of Arlington COGIC for 10 years. He also served as Associate Pastor to Greater Saint James Non-Denominational Church in Dallas, TX. Although Ralph lived in the city of Grand Prairie, he was a “country boy” at heart, and enjoyed working with his hands and spending time in the country, Gilmer, Texas, where he enjoyed gardening, tending to his farm animals, and other agriculture related activities. He also enjoyed family gatherings and looked forward to the family’s annual Juneteenth celebration, where family could fellowship and enjoy each other’s company, until his health declined. Elder Jeffery began working in 1951 at Austin Bro. Steel Company and in 1952, he began working for Sears for seven years. He was employed in 1968 by the Missouri Pacific Railroad, whose name later changed to Union Pacific Railroad, where he retired after 25 years of dedicated service. After retiring from the railroad, he started an independent railroad contracting business, DBA, Jeffrey Railway Labor Force, until 1999, where he provided employment for many workers in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Ralph’s business, Jeffrey Railway Labor Force, is documented in the book entitled, “Tarantula Project Fort Worth and Western Railroad”, for their historic role in successfully completing a 31-day task of laying tracks in only 15 days. The Tarantula Project, which linked downtown Fort Worth, the Stockyards Historic District, the city-owned cultural district, and the zoo in Forest Park influenced the Fort Worth tourist industry. He is preceded in death by his parents, Knob and Elvira McClung Jeffrey; spouse, Dorothy Hollins Jeffrey; sisters, Donnie Lee Johnson-McKnight, Rosie Lee Turner, and Mary Smith; brothers, Rudolph Jeferry, Noddie D. Jeffery, Lorenza Jeffery, Charles Lindberg Jeffery, Isaiah Jeffery, and Cornelius Jeffery. He leaves to cherish his memories one living sister, Christine Jeffrey Crowe; seven children, Sandra Pursley (David), Beverley Sheppard, Cynthia Jordan (Searcy), Rachel Bennett (Lorenza), Charlotte Jacobs (Lionel), Ralph Jeffery, Jr. (Gail), and Arthur Jeffery (Lesonia); 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. To to the family or in memory of Elder Ralph Leon Jeffery, please

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Sabrina Perez

Dec 09, 1970 - Feb 20, 2024

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Longview, TX

 Visitation for Sabrina Perez, 53, of Kilgore will be held from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday evening at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mrs. Perez passed away on Monday, February 20, 2024 in Longview, Texas.She was born on December 9, 1970 in Lafayette, Louisiana; daughter of Lillian Bordovsky and the late David Duhon. Her family will remember her as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by all that knew her. Sabrina was an avid reader and had a strong love for unicorns and crafts. She enjoyed spending her days with her family and creating memories with her grandchildren.Sabrina is survived by her mother, Lillian Duhon and step-father, Bill Dowmont of Kilgore; husband, Patrick Perez of Kilgore; daughters, Veronica Baker of Kilgore, Lillian Luman of Kilgore and Kristian Lake of Kilgore; grandchildren, Christopher Baker, Zeike Baker, Waylon Baker, Harper Luman, Lillian Lake and Marcus Lake; step-children, Jason Roberts of Kilgore, Aeron Miller of Kilgore and Brittney Perez of Houston and other loving family members.

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Lehoma Sneed

Jul 18, 1956 - Feb 16, 2024

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Longview, TX

The funeral service for Mrs. Lehoma Sneed, 67, of Longview, will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 at Stanmore Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Golden Hill Cemetery under the direction of Stanmore Funeral Home of Longview. Visitation will be from 1:00-6: p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Mrs. Sneed was born on July 18, 1956, and passed away on Feb. 16, 2024 To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Douglas Norman McDonald

Feb 28, 1951 - Feb 14, 2024

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Longview, TX

Douglas Norman McDonald was born to Norman and Loretta McDonald in Dallas, TX on February 28th 1951. He proudly served his country as a Marine from 1969 to 1973. Doug married Debbie Carr on April 28, 1984. He is survived by his wife Debbie; brothers, Rodger McDonald, Gerald (Kim) McDonald, and one sister, Glynda (Devin) Robertson; daughters, Megan McDonald, Brandi (Mario) Mejia, stepchildren Teri (Hiram) Garza, Crystal McClendon, Justin (Misty) Martin, 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father Norman and wife Estaline, mother Loretta, sister Kay, daughter Tammy, grandson Vincent Bell, nephew Randall, sister-in-law Linda, sons-in-law Jeff Peck and Glen McClendon. Doug passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Christus Good Shephard Medical Center in Longview, TX. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Mt Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City. Bro. Kevin Towery will officiate. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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