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Services for Denny Jones, 59, of Longview were  Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at County Line Baptist Church near Diana, with Reverend Jody Cormier officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Diana. Interment will be at County Line Cemetery.  He passed away September 7, 2015 in Longview.

 Denny was born September 12, 1955 in Longview  to Jerry Wayne and Nella Rhea Jones. He was a self-employed mechanic who loved fishing, motorcycles, NASCAR and go-cart racing. Denny attended County Line Baptist Church.   

 Denny is survived by his sons: Denny Wayne Jones, Jr., Jason Lee Jones and Ray Russell, daughter: Ashley Armstrong, sisters and brothers-in-law: Diann and Lin Allen, Linda Alaniz, Rhonda and Perry Kopp, 5 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

 He was preceded in death by his parents, and uncle Chester Dee.  

 Please leave online condolences at www.grubbsloydfhdiana.com.


Graveside services for Joe Allen Bower, 68, of Gladewater, were held at Gladewater Memorial Park on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, with Pastor David Dusek officiating.  Mr. Bower passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015, in Gladewater.  Services are under the direction of Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater.

 Joe Allen Bower was born to Joe Verne and Jane Elizabeth Fancher Bower on November 8, 1946, in Garrison.  He retired from Motion Industries where he worked in Industrial sales.  He was also a Vietnam veteran proudly serving in the Marine Corps.  He and his wife, Kathy, were residents of Gladewater and sweethearts for 46 years. 

 Mr. Bower is survived by his wife, Kathy Bower of Gladewater; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Celia Bower of White Oak, Gregory Bower and fiancé Trish Franta of Crosby, Texas, and Timothy and Becky Bower of Union Grove; sisters, Sue Abbot of Waco and Debbie Johns and husband, Leroy of Union Grove; grandchildren, Whitley, Collin Carson, Matthew, Dakota, and Maddison Bower; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 He was preceded in death by his parents. 


 Online condolences may be left at www.croleyfh.net.



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 www.croleyfh.net.