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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 - July 31


Graveside services for Wilma Ruth Taylor of New Mexico, were held on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Gladewater Memorial Park with John Harbison officiating. Local arrangements are under the direction of Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater.



Graveside services for John Robert Morgan, 55, of Gladewater, were held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at West Mountain Cemetery with Larry W. Osborne officiating.

 Born on September 23, 1957, in Tinker, Oklahoma, he died on Monday, July 22, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He was a truck driver for Tim Abels Trucking and Tuttle and Tuttle Trucking and a member of the Solid Rock Fellowship in Longview.



Services for Jo Nell Adams Lucky, 86, of Gladewater, were held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Chase officiating. Burial will be at Gladewater Memorial Park. 

Born on May 28, 1927 in Gilmer, she entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

A 1944 graduate of Gladewater High School, she attended Kilgore College and was a Kilgore College Rangerette and a member of the Kilgore College Band.

An active member of the Gladewater Former Students’ Association, she, in addition, was a Rangerette Forever, member of the Gladewater Lions Club, The Kilgore Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Gladewater High School 40’s Birthday Group, and Beta Sigma Phi.



Graveside services for Jean Ruth Sanders Halley, 78, of Fairfield, were held on Monday, July 29, 2013, at Rosedale Cemetery with Larry W. Osborne officiating.

Born on March 29, 1935, in Hawkins, she entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 25, 2013. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.


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.




Service for Hiram Harold Harroff, 71, of Gladewater were held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. J. Prentis McGee officiating. Burial was in West Mountain Cemetery.

Born on November 17, 1941, in Longview, Texas, he died on Monday, June 3, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.

 He was a retired employee of Steelman Electric Company where he was vice-president.

 He was an avid player of blue grass and country music from the old greats. He especially enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, camping, the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers.

 He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn and Lisa Harroff of Palestine; Karl and Laura Harroff of Houston; and Jeremy and Crystal Roberts of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters and son-in-law, Molly and Roy Stephens of Alvin and Rebecca Harroff of Gladewater; 14 grandchildren, Zach, Danielle, Haley, Hunter, Jacob, Joseph, Jordan, Teagan, Denise, Karli, Holley, Ethan, Jackson, and Gavin; one brother, Eddie Harroff of Arlington; and two sisters and brother-in-law, jean Taylor of Gladewater and Glenna and Darryl Cossaart of North Carolina.



 Services for Wanda Lynn Thompson, 89, of White Oak and formerly of Abilene, were held Thursday, June 6, 2013 at White Oak United Methodist Church with Reverend David Banks officiating. Burial was held on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Abilene with the Reverend Joel D. Sanders officiating.

 Born on February 5, 1924, in Woodson, she died on Sunday, June 2, 2013. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church and Elmwood West United Methodist in Abilene and White Oak United Methodist. She was a longtime volunteer for Hendrick Medical center in Abilene and Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. She was a homemaker.



Graveside services for Sherry Elaine Satterwhite, 66, of Dallas, were held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Savannah Cemetery in Smithland, Texas, with Pastor Bob Shaddix officiating.

 Born on April 18, 1947, in Jefferson, Texas, she died on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.



Graveside services for Sharon Snow Kerr, 73, of Longview, Texas, were held on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at White Cemetery. Mrs. Kerr passed away June 5, 2013, in Longview.

Sharon was born in south Lyon, Michigan, and later moved to Longview. A cherished wife, mother and grandma, she was a role model to her children and grandchildren, teaching them God’s love, grace and mercy.

She attended several churches in her lifetime and enjoyed leading Five Day Club Child Evangelism Outreach. Her passions included cooking, sewing, and keeping house, all gifts she used to serve and show love to her family.



Services for Wanda Louise Arnold Marlowe of  Gladewater, will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 2 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church with  Reverend Wayne Flowers and Larry W. Osborne officiating.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery with Reverend Dick Dobbins officiating.

Born on May 19, 1931, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, to Olan Howard Arnold and Georgia Louise McNeely Arnold, she entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 1, 2013, at the age of 82.

She was raised in Trinity, Texas, and later moved with her family to Livingston, Texas, where she graduated from high school.

From an early age, Wanda Lou (as she was affectionately known by her family) displayed a gift and passion for music which continued throughout her life.  Wanda also enjoyed drama and journalism in high school and was elected class officer many times.  She was well-respected by her peers and maintained many of those early close friendships to this day.  It can be said of Wanda she truly never met a stranger and was a friend to untold numbers.

Wanda attended Sam Houston State Teachers College and Texas Woman’s University before graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor’s in Music Education.  Years later she graduated with honors from SMU with a Master’s in Liberal Arts.

 In 1955, Wanda married Cleo Marlowe and they made their home in Gladewater, Texas. She and Cleo had two children, Ann and Chris.

 Wanda enjoyed every minute of her 42 year career teaching in the Gladewater ISD as an elementary and middle school music teacher.  She  touched the lives of thousands through her love of music and her limitless compassion for students and their families.  She was a very accomplished pianist and singer, having participated in numerous musical productions all over East Texas.  Especially fond memories include many years playing the piano for Rangerette Revels in Kilgore and the Tyler Rose Festival.  Wanda was a longtime member of many civic and social clubs in Gladewater.

 Wanda was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church in Gladewater where she spent 50 years serving the Lord with her time, talents, and many gifts.  The First United Methodist Church always held a special place in her heart and continued to minister to her after illness struck and she moved away from Gladewater.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo; her parents; her sister, Maxine; and her brother, Olan.  These loving family members and countless other dear friends anxiously await her at the gate!

She is survived by her daughter Ann and husband Steve Golding and their children, Garrett (fiancé Elizabeth Mortenson) and Mallory; son Chris Marlowe and wife Jackie and their children, Christopher, Brandon, and Cameron; stepson Randy Marlowe and wife Sandy and their children and grandchildren; and stepson Ken Marlowe and wife Kris and their children and grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wanda’s grandsons, Garrett Golding, Christopher Marlowe, Brandon Marlowe, Aaron Marlowe, Adam Marlowe, and  cousin Neel Marlowe; and her nephew Fred Arnold.

The family appreciates gifts in memory of Wanda be made to First United Methodist Church of Gladewater, 217 W. Quitman, Gladewater, Texas 75647; Gladewater Former Students’ Association, P.O. Box 1425, Gladewater, Texas 75647; or the Livingston Montessori School, 620 Noblitt Street, Livingston, Texas 77351 (which is now located in Wanda’s childhood home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater.