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RECENT OBITUARIES - NOV. 22, 2014

CLARICE R. SKELTON CHAMBLISS

On Tuesday, October 14,2014 Clarice R. Skelton Chambliss, took the hand of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and with Him joined the host of family and friends awaiting her in heaven, She was born January 23, 1925 in Wilburton, Oklahoma, the fourth of six children born to Clarence R. and Ruth Mills Skelton.

Clarice’s family moved to Gladewater in the 1930’s where she attended Gladewater

Schools and was a member of the 1944 graduating class of GHS. Upon graduating high school Clarice briefly attended Tyler Commercial College. On June 11, l947 she married the love of her life F.J. (Joe) Chambliss, and in 2003 they celebrated 56 years of marriage . She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Mary-Martha Sunday School Class. She was a housewife and mother.

TONNA MARIE WAGNER DAY

Tonna Marie Wager Day born in Delano, CA on November 4, 1948 passed away on October 6, 2014.

She is survived by her husband Royce Day and daughter, Amy Day both of Gladewater, son and daughter-in-law John and Beth Day, tow grandchildren, Katy and Marshal Day on New Braunfels, TX. Step sisters Georgina Nash and Theresa Bromme of CA and step-brother George Sova of Idaho.

She is preceded in death by her brother Howard Tacdol and sister Shirley Lowe.

There will be no service held.

SHIRLEY A. ARMSTRONG

Services for Shirley A. Armstrong, 79, of Bullard, Texas will be held at Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gladewater, Texas on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. with David Antion Officiating. There will be no formal visitation and interment will follow at Gladewater Memorial Park after the service. Shirley passed Friday, October 17, 2014 at her home in Bullard.

Shirley Armstrong was in Gladewater, Texas on March 12, 1935. She married Garner Ted Armstrong on March 8, 1953 and together they founded the Intercontinental Church of God in Tyler.

Services are under the direction of Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater, Texas. Online condolences may be left at www.croleyfh.net.

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.

Obituaries - Week of Nov. 24

REVEREND C.B. WARREN
 
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.
 
LEWIS CAUDILL, SR.
 
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.
 
JAMES EDWARD “JIM” SCHANLEY
 
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.

KATIE MARIE ROBBINS

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.