Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Elouise Grafton
August 1, 1921 - January 3, 2018
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Services for Elouise Grafton, 96, of Kilgore will be 10:00 am, January 6, 2018 at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Pete Freeman and Reverend David Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Grafton died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Longview, Texas.

Mrs. Grafton was born August 1, 1921 in Oil City, Louisiana. She was one of five children born to Joseph Edgar and Deda Jane Guess. Elouise married James J. Grafton. She worked at the Kilgore Public Library, was a seamstress for Loomis Interiors and worked as a secretary for Eastview School before she was employed by the Kilgore Tax office where she retired. Mrs. Grafton was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Elouise is survived by her son, Jerry Grafton of Kilgore; daughters, Beth Grafton of Richardson, Janice Valdetero of Kilgore; grandchildren, Jason Valdetero and his wife, Wendy of Overton, Corey Valdetero of Kilgore; three great-grandchildren, Marlee, Landry and Maddox Valdetero of Overton; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Guy Guess and his wife, Pauline, Ray Guess and his wife, Thelma, Billy Guess and his wife, Johnnie, her sister, Lucille Bunting and her husband, A. J.; and a son-in-law, Clyde Valdetero.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Friday evening between 6:00-8:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fuller Center for Housing,( formerly Habitat for Humanity) Post Office Box 2315, Kilgore, Texas 75662 or the Frist Baptist Church of Kilgore.

Elouise Grafton
August 1, 1921 - January 3, 2018
Visitation Schedule
Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore
401 North Martin Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Friday, January 05, 2018
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
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Service Schedule
Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
501 E. North Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Saturday, January 06, 2018
10:00 A.M.
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Burial Schedule
Kilgore Cemetery
1000 Memorial Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
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