Lona Kennedy Davis
GROVETON – Services for Lona Kennedy Davis, 82, of Apple Springs were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in the Prairie View United Methodist Church in Nogalus Prairie.
Officiating were Bro. Larry Dunn of the Prairie View United Methodist Church, Bro. Lester McAdams of the Oaklawn Baptist Church and Dustin Banks.
Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Davis died Saturday, Oct. 6.
She was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Magee Bend, the daughter of Grover and Gertie Antley Kennedy of Groveton. She grew up in the Magee Bend Community and attended Magee Bend school during her early years. She finished the 11th grade at Groveton High School.
Mrs. Davis accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized at an early age. She was a member of the Oaklawn Baptist Church during her young adult life and was a member of the Prairie View United Methodist Church in Nogalus Prairie.
She was married to R.C. Davis on June 26, 1943, and together they raised one son and four daughters.
Mrs. Davis was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing for her five children. She also enjoyed yard work and canning fresh vegetables from her garden.
After her children finished public school, she went to work in a sewing factory in Lufkin and later in Groveton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant sister, Lila Kennedy; and a brother, Omer H. Kennedy.
Survivors include her husband, R.C. Davis of Apple Springs; a son, Gerald Davis of Nogalus Prairie; four daughters and their spouses, Kathy and Lynn James of Baytown, Joan and Tonie Ragland of Nogalus Prairie, Beckie and Duron Thorne of Groveton and Karen Miller of Seymour, Mo.; a brother and his spouse, Raymond and JoAnn Kennedy of Groveton; 11 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers include her grandsons, Richard Gresham, Kevin Ragland, Gerald Davis Jr., Rob Thorne, Roger Gresham and Dustin Banks.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Marlyn Gail Richardson
TRINITY – Services for Marlyn Gail Richardson, 60, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity with the Rev. Mike Loftin officiating.
Mr. Richardson died Saturday, Oct. 13, at his residence.
Born June 9, 1947, in Versailles, Mo., he was the son of the late Raymond Joseph and Hazel Fern Allen Richardson. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator and was widely known for his skill as a diesel mechanic. He also was known for his sense of humor and the practical jokes he played on his friends.
Mr. Richardson had a passion for fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda Richardson; a son, Joseph Richardson; five daughters and their spouses, Angela and Joe Meyer, Jacki and Marvin Lampley, Donna and Joe Cook, Billie and Lewis Stephens and Amanda and Chris Mata; three sisters, Sharon Kay Wornell and twins Terry Hendricks and Kerry Hicks; 12 grandchildren, Leeland Jones, James Jones, Leah Jones, Ella Meyer, Shyan Spykes, Chris Hartley, Cody Cloud, Josie Cook, Chelsie Cook, Shane Stephens, Gracie Mata and Lane Mata; two great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.