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Segayle Mcconnell

Mar 23, 1943 - Nov 19, 2023

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Longview, TX

The Lord called Segayle Perkins McConnell home peacefully with her husband and three sons by her side on November 19, 2023. Segayle was born March 23, 1943, in Brinkley Arkansas to William Isaiah Perkins, Jr. and Enola Kenrick Perkins. She was a loving wife to her high school sweetheart Austin "Jerb" McConnell, and they were married March 31, 1961. She supported her husband Jerb while he was attending Texas A&M University in College Station Texas and at the same time working on campus in the aer...Read More

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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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Shirley Louella Berry

Dec 09, 1946 - Feb 17, 2024

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Longview, TX

"Shirley Louella Berry was born on December 9, 1946 and peacefully passed from this world on February 17, 2024 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Shirley was born in Beaumont, Texas to Curtis and Jean Bell where she was the third oldest of 7 siblings. From the beginning, she was always keeping everyone on their toes. As a headstrong little girl, she consistently cried when having her picture taken, never thought she was wrong nor would ever consider backing down from an argument and was very mischievous. All qualities fine-tuned and then passed them on to her nieces. I could talk about what she did with her life after graduating from Hallsville school, but if we are honest, no one really cares about that. They say the love is in the details and that is where Shirley lived as the important aspects of her life were her family and friends. On August 5th she had her son, Link, who she was always so very proud of. Her love for him grew when Link married his wife, Holly. Her love knew no limits and she went above and beyond to make sure you felt it. You can’t talk about love without mentioning what happened 36 years ago. That’s when she met the love of her life, Timothy Berry, on a blind date. She described Tim as “ so charming and very handsome” and he stated that he loved her laugh and smile, but honestly, I think it was her legs that sealed the deal for him. So, on November 23, 1990, they both took off work early, went to the JP’s office, and made their commitment official. Shirely used this to her advantage and would never consider passing up an anniversary, or any other occasion for that matter, to shower herself with a special piece of jewelry that she just KNEW Tim would want her to have! She was a huge animal lover to her core. She once had a tiny white toy poodle named “Penny” that was always dolled up. From dresses with ruffles and matching bows on her ears to coordinating nail polish and collars with shimmery stones. To this day, she shared her home (and bank account) with “the girls”. Sue, Maggie (aka puppy), Monkey and last, but not least, her 22 year old schnauzer, Sophie were never far from her side . The girls were a very big and special part of her life and they miss her dearly. They are coping with the massive void that she left in their lives as we all are. Lastly, Shirley told it like it was and really was a “no-nonsense” kind of gal. We will miss her contagious laugh, her quirky sense of humor that was always dripping in sarcasm, and her love of jewelry, red lipstick and Amazon! She stated that she wasn’t paying for a funeral for people to see her if they didn’t care enough to visit her while she was alive (that’s Shirley for you) so, we are honoring that request. Those who are left here to mourn her are her loving husband, Tim Berry of Longview; son, Link Landers and daughter- in-love, Holly of Tyler; his son Caleb Landers and great granddaughter Amara of Longview; stepdaughter Misty Berry of Longview, and her sons Trey, Taylor and Tyler Willett; and granddaughter Layla; sister Barbara Tolar and husband Gene of Hallsville, their children Stephen Tolar of Hallsville and Denise Hill of Overton; brother Jackie Bell and wife Carrie of Longview, their sons Jason Bell and Jared Bell of Longview; brother Timothy Bell of Houston and his son Jesse Bell and daughter Sydnie; sister in law Vicki Bell and their children David Bell , Melissa Bell and Lily Bell of Houston, Daughters of Curtis Ray Bell Brandy Maxwell and husband Cain of Anna and Audrey Pace of Longview, nieces Laura Ormond of Little Rock, Christy Bundick, and Ada Bundick of Hallsville along with many great nieces and nephews, cousins, and close friends. Those who lovingly awaited her in heaven were her parents Curtis and Jean Bell, brothers Curtis Ray Bell and Randy Bell, her sister Alice Faye Bell, and stepdaughter Talyah Hernandez. We would like to send a special thank you to Accent Care Hospice and Palliative Care for the compassion, love, and care that you showed to Shirely. Each of you truly made an impact on us and we cannot thank you enough for all you did during our time together. Samantha, Elizabeth, Valshia, and Courtney- thank you so much for being there and walking us through this chapter. Each of you made this difficult process a little less painful. And to her caregiver, Melissa McPherson, thank you just isn’t enough. The love, support, and companionship that you showed Shirely is second to none. She loved you and I cannot adequately describe how much we appreciate the support you gave Tim, Shirely, Link, Holly, Barbara, and especially the girls. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to a charity of your choice in her name."

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Ruby Lois Parish Mitchell

Mar 28, 1944 - Feb 16, 2024

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Longview, TX

Mrs. Ruby Lois Parish Mitchell, 79, of Marshall, Texas, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024 in Longview, Texas. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Carey Parish and Gertha Lee Howard; husband of 52 years, Billy Paul Mitchell. brother, Frank O. Parish Sr. and sister, Beannetta Parish Allen. She is survived by her sons, Ricky and Kenneth (Sherry) Mitchell and daughter, Jennifer Mitchell; grandson, Ryan Mitchell; sister, Jeannetta Parish Newson; sister-in-law, Meryl Mitchell Knox; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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James J. Sherman

Feb 17, 1951 - Feb 19, 2024

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Longview, TX

"James J. Sherman, a beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, was born in Chicago, IL on February 17, 1951, and he passed away peacefully on February 19, 2024, in Longview, TX, at the age of 73. He was the cherished son of Francis Sherman and Pearl Bernard Sherman, husband of Lynell Sherman, and the loving father of Heidi Ashley, Dawn Calhoun, James Francis Sherman, and Dustin Sherman. James met the love of his life, Lynell Koranda, while still in high school in Chicago. He had the pleasure of taking her to her Senior Prom. They were married on December 12, 1971, and they remained together until her passing in 2018. They have once again been reunited for all of eternity. Throughout his life, James dedicated himself to the construction industry, showcasing his dedication to hard work and his commitment to building a better future. His passion for his craft was evident in every project he undertook, leaving behind a legacy of sturdy craftsmanship and unwavering determination. He worked for H.B. Zachry Construction until his retirement. James will be remembered fondly by all who knew him for his kind heart, selflessness, and unwavering work ethic. His presence brought light and joy to those around him, and his legacy will continue to inspire and comfort all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. James loved to fish, but his greatest achievement in life was being the “World’s Best Dad” to his children. That title carried over to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His biggest joy in life was spending time with family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Francis and Pearl Sherman, wife Lynell, brother Donald Sherman, and sister Mary Sherman. He is survived by his children, Heidi Ashley, Dawn Calhoun and husband Tony, James Francis Sherman, and Dustin Sherman and wife Alicia. Also left behind to continue his legacy are 15 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. His memory will be cherished by his sisters, Suzy Giammona, Loretta Eberhart, Linda Sherman, and Jeanine Harding. A funeral Mass to honor and celebrate James\u0027s life will be held on Friday, February 23,2024, at 1:00 PM, at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Longview, TX. The family would like to give a special thanks to Cousin Sandy Morales. Her frequent visits to drink coffee and check on James will forever be cherished. In this time of mourning, let us gather to pay tribute to the remarkable life of James J. Sherman, a man whose dedication, kindness, and love touched the lives of many. May his memory be a source of comfort and strength to those who mourn his loss."

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Geneva Nell Dunnavant Porter

Jun 16, 1938 - Feb 18, 2024

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Longview, TX

"On February 18, 2024, Geneva Nell Dunnavant Porter reached up and took the hands of Jesus, her Lord and Savior, while surrounded by her family. Geneva was born on June 16, 1938, in Gladewater, Texas, to Asa Jackson and Carrie Evelyn (Satterwhite-Whatley) Dunnavant. For many years, she was an active member of Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile where she served as Worthy Matron and held several leadership positions. Professionally, she enjoyed a long and respected career at Oliver Furniture Store in Greggton, Sears and Roebuck, and Telco Credit Union. During her life, she had many friends and was continually serving others. Geneva was known for being a kind and loving soul and was especially fond of her cats, who were her “babies” and comfort. After retirement, Geneva and her husband, Coy (Harold Porter), built a mountain home in the old mining town of Alpine, Colorado. There, she enjoyed many years exploring the mountains with friends and family who would visit. Her favorite past time was enjoying the view of Mount Antero and the abundant wildlife seen from her living room window. Geneva loved the Lord and loved serving Him through serving others. In later years, she enjoyed fellowship and service with her sweet friends at Lake of the Pines Baptist Church in Avinger, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Valton Tincher, a brother, Jack Dunnavant, two sisters, Louise Richardson and Maxine Rice. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Harold Lee Porter (Coy), nieces who were like daughters, Valerie Huffhines Burge and Sunni Huffhines Nix, sister, Charlotte Huffhines, step-children Angela DeBusk, Marsha Fuller, Aaron Porter, Leann Porter, and many more nieces, nephews extended family, and friends. All friends and family are welcome to join her graveside service, 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Grace Hill Cemetery in Longview, Texas. There will also be a visitation for all the same day (2/22/24), 1:00 PM at Lake of the Pines Baptist Church in Avinger, Texas, with Celebration of Life Service immediately following at 2:00 PM. Lake of the Pines Baptist Church is located at 9046 FM 729, Avinger, Texas 75630. Please give gifts and memorials to Lake of the Pines Baptist Church general or building fund, where Geneva actively attended."

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Lauretta Ann Owles

Mar 04, 1945 - Feb 18, 2024

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Longview, TX

"Memorial services for Lauretta Ann Owles, 78, of Longview will be Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 10:00 am, at Rader Funeral Home in Longview followed by a graveside service at Summerfield Methodist Church. Ann passed peacefully on Sunday morning, February 18, 2024, at home surrounded by her family members lifting her up in prayer and singing her favorite hymns. Ann was born on March 4, 1945, in Ft. Worth, Texas, to Jack Glaze West and Alvaretta Green West. Voted as “Most Witty” in her graduating class from Paschal High School, Ann then went on to attend Kilgore College and graduated from BMI School of Business in 1983. Ann worked in secretarial roles and as a realtor before becoming certified as a free-lance court reporter. She then served as the court reporter for the 307th District Court of Texas in Gregg County until retirement. Ann also served many years as the choir director and pianist at Summerfield Methodist Church in Longview. Her beautiful soprano voice inspired us all, and she was often joined in song by her daughters for fun and family entertainment. She loved gathering with her choir friends for gospel singings with area churches and playing 42 with her neighbors. Ann delighted in thrifting and collecting second-hand treasures, antiques, and miniatures; a passion which she passed onto her children and grandchildren. More recently, Ann has enjoyed spending time with her sweetheart, Al Heard, who brought her much joy in the last year. Among her civic interests, Ann served as the District Representative of the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association Auxiliary. Additionally, she supported ZONTA International of Longview working to empower women through service and advocacy and various other community groups. Later in life, Ann blessed her community by making weekly visits to sing and play at nursing homes in Longview. Ann is most remembered for being a loving and supportive mother with a gentle spirit, complemented by her faithfulness, her intelligence and quick-wittedness, her ability to light up a room, and her warmth and grace. Always a lady, Ann is the epitome of a loving sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother and, in jest, the self-proclaimed “dreaded mother-in-law”. Ann is survived by her sister, Sue West, her five children, Lynn Ojeda and husband Homero; Liz Ronning and husband John; Rebecca Howell and husband Lonnie; Greg Owles and wife Katie; Jeff Owles and wife Missy; twelve grandchildren, Maya Basdeo, Corbin Howell, Cailin Sneed and husband Shaw, Joey Basdeo, Jessica Fleet and husband Colton, Lucas Owles, Nolan Owles, Payten Owles, Jacob Ojeda, Tatum Owles, Colten Owles, Brody Owles; and great-grandchildren Hadley Ann and Paisley Jane Sneed, her cousin, Alice Cox and family, her furry companion “Coco”, as well as many other loving family and friends. Ann is preceded in death by her late husband, Harold Frank “Buddy” Owles, Jr. and her parents Jack and Alva West. Ann and her family were blessed by the love and care of the staff of Longview Regional Hospital, Heart to Heart Hospice of Longview, and the prayers, encouragement, and love of their loved ones. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Ann’s memory to Longview PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving). https://www.longviewpaws.org/ or to the DPSOA to be included in an education fund to benefit college attendees: Department of Public Safety Officers Association, 5821 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78752 A live stream of the funeral service as well as a guest book can be found at www.raderfh.com."

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