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Bobby Lee Phillips III

Services for Bobby Lee Phillips III, 27, of Gladewater, will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 10 A.M. at Clarksville City Baptist Church with Reverend Greg Selman and Luke Kimbley officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Born on August 27, 1986, in Dallas, Texas, to Bobby Phillips Jr. and Elizabeth Newton, he died on Monday, February 17, 2014.
He was a high school graduate and a TSTC graduate, receiving his master electrician with instrumentation degree. He was employed with Turner Industries for the past five years.
He was a member of the Clarksville City Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Amber Phillips of Gladewater; son, Zander Lee Phillips of Gladewater; mother-in-law, Sandra Kay Smith of Gladewater; daughter, Ma’Kayla Nikol Phillips of Gladewater; mother, Elizabeth Sherow of Henderson; step-dad, John Sherow of Henderson; father, Bobby Phillips, Jr. of Shreveport; paternal grandfather, Bobby Phillips, Sr. of Fredericksburg, VA.; maternal grandparents, Jesse and Carol Newton of Longview; sisters, Sabrina Marie Strang and husband Donald of Gladewater; Lynda Phillips of Longview; friend, Edgar of Longview; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Joette Phillips.
Pallbearers will be Mike Shaw, Steven Dubose, John Sherow, Donald Strang, Johnny Ray Mason, and Kegan Pirtle.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Newton, Chuck Woitas, James Newton, Blake Chandarlis, and Zane Selman.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. on Friday, February 21, 2014, at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater.


Katie Marie Robbins, 37, of Silsbee, died Friday, December 27, 2013.  She was born on January 12, 1976, in Tyler, to Sherry Daniel Robbins and Larry Robbins. Katie grew up in Gladewater and later moved to Silsbee where she graduated from Silsbee High School.  She was a devoted mother to her daughter, Claire and a wonderful friend to all.

Survivors include her daughter, Claire Calnon; parents, Sherry and Larry Robbins; brother, Lee Robbins; grandparents, Marie Means and Dorothy Robbins, all of Silsbee; aunt and uncle, Debra and Frank Estrada of Spicewood; uncle and aunt, Ace and Monica Daniel of Lakeway; cousins, Lee Fuller, Marti Moats, and Candace Anderson; and devoted friends, Mack Wells, Keisha Kirchoff, and Claire’s father, Daniel Calnon.  She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Lucille and Howard Daniel and Jerrell Robbins.

A gathering of Katie’s family and friends was held at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Sunday, December 29, 2013, and again on Monday, December 30, 2013, with her graveside service to follow at R.S. Farmer Memorial Park, Silsbee.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions, they may be made in Katie’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.


Obituaries - Week of Nov. 24

Services for Reverend C.B. Warren, 82, of Gladewater were held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Abundant Life Temple in Gladewater with Reverend Danny Russo, Reverend Kevin Prince, Reverend Jeff Story, and Reverend Mike Littlefield officiating. Burial followed in Gladewater Memorial Park.
Born on August 3, 1931, in Athens, he entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 18, 2013. He was a 1949 graduate of Gladewater High School, a 1951 graduate of Kilgore College, a 1954 graduate of Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In 1956, he began his pastoral ministry in Corsicana and then he served the congregation in De Leon. In 1960 until his retirement in 2011, he pastored the First United Pentecostal Church in Gladewater. Prior to his pastoral ministry, he served as an evangelist of United Pentecostal Church International.
He was a mighty Soldier of the Cross, a devoted husband, a loving father, a precious grandfather, a loyal brother, and a dear and cherished friend. He will be sorely missed by all those he touched shoulders with along the way.
Services for Lewis Caudill, Sr., 88, of Big Sandy, were held on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater with Pastor Sonny Parsons officiating. Burial followed in Gladewater Memorial Park.
Born on November8, 1925 in Letcher County, Kentucky, he died on Saturday, November 16, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II.
He was a retired mason/carpenter for Ambassador University.
He was an active deacon in the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Big Sandy and most dedicated to God and family.
Memorial services for James Edward “Jim” Schanley, 67, of Big Sandy were held on Saturday, November 20, 2013, at the Gladewater Bible Church, with Pastor Luke Kimbley officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater.
Born on August 5, 1946, he died on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
He was a graduate of Pine Tree High School and attended Stephen F. Austin University.
For many years he was a finance manager for the automobile industry.