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Phelix Deron ‘Donnie’  Spangler

 \Gladewater  --  Memorial services for Phelix Deron “Donnie” Spangler, 67, of Gilmer, will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 3 P.M. at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater.

Born on May 8, 1946, in Bluefield, Virginia, to Felix Eugene and Lois Elizabeth Spangler, he died on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked in construction most of his life.  Known to everyone as “Donnie,” he was the life of the party, even if there wasn’t a party.  He was always joking and making people laugh.  He will be greatly missed.

He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Pamela K. Spangler; two daughters, Brenda L. Estes and husband Jeramy ‘Bo’ Estes; Stacey L. Crumley and husband Shawn Crumley, all of Gilmer; sister, Brenda D. Stevens and husband Alvin Stevens of Winchester, VA; two brothers, Wesley Spangler, Sr. of Gilmer; and Michael Spangler and his wife Jeane of Indiana; 6 grandchildren, Lillian, Emilee, Trinity, Jocei, Sadie, and Shawn Crumley, Jr.; great-uncle and aunt, Ronnie and Carolyn Spangler of Gilmer; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his best friend, his dog, ‘Patch.”

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois E. Spangler and father, Felix E. Spangler.





MARIE HONEYCUTT MOLINA, first child of Luther Dell Honeycutt and Eddie Mae Shafer HONEYCUTT, both of Gladewater, was born on September 8, 1922 in Big Sandy, Upshur Co., TX in a farmhouse on the Old Big Sandy Road and passed away of heart failure surrounded by her family in Dallas on July 3, 2013. She was raised in Gladewater, Texas, attended Gladewater Schools and graduated at 16. During WWII she was the receptionist at Camp Fannin Army Base training center (now in Tyler, TX), where she met and married Captain Edgar Robert Molina on September 18, 1944 in Marshall, TX. Ed was a Group Vice President of the Ford Motor Company during his career and they lived in New York City, Ann Arbor and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Cap Ferrat in the South of France, Kronberg Taunus, Germany, London, and Mexico City. Marie was a member of the DAR and the Daughter’s of the Republic of Texas. After the death of her husband on 1982, she moved back to Gladewater. She was on the Gladewater Cemetery Committee, Pres. of the DRT Chapter, in the Garden Club, organizer for Gusher Days, and enjoyed many years of companionship with her fellow childhood retired and widowed friends. She moved back to Dallas in 2001and lived with her youngest son Richard and his family, two miles from her son Stephen’s home in North Dallas. Her grandchildren knew her as possibly the most generous grandmother of all time. Marie Molina led a glamorous storybook life all over the world, had hundreds of friends and was well liked in every community where she lived. She is survived by her sons Stephen and Richard, and their wives Susan and Debi, their children Kay, Tim, Wyatt, Jeff, Jonathan, and one great grandchild, Miller Molina; and, her brother Bob Honeycutt and his children Jan Parizek and Bobby Honeycutt, and their families. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gladewater, and any gifts in her memory should be directed there.