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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 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.


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

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.