Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Mary Joyce Small
November 26, 2018
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Services at the graveside for Mrs. Mary Joyce Lovelady Small, 83, of Kilgore will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 11am in the Hickory Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Small completed her earthly journey on Monday, November 26, 2018, in Kilgore.

Mary was born November 12, 1935 in Kilgore to Perry Lovelady and Odessa Vaughn Lovelady. She attended Kilgore College and received her degree in nursing. She was a nurse for many years serving the communities of Henderson Hospital, Overton Hospital and Kilgore Nursing Center. Mary loved caring and nurturing people, but her family was her true love. She will be missed by the many loved ones left behind to cherish her memory.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Claude Small; sons, David Michael Small and Timothy Wayne Small.

She is survived by her children, James “Butch” Small and wife, Diane of Houma, Henry Eugene Small and wife, Marilyn of Lindale, Curtis Small and wife, Mary of Ft. Wayne, IN, Joe Small of Longview, and Melba Hampton and husband, Lee of Kilgore; daughter-in-law, Dana Small of Kilgore; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends whom she adored.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 6-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mary’s honor to HeartsWay Hospice, 4351 McCann Rd., Longview, TX 75604.

Mary Joyce Small
November 26, 2018
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Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore
401 North Martin Street
Kilgore, TX  75662
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Hickory Grove Cemetery
Kilgore, TX  75662
Thursday, November 29, 2018
11 am
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Hickory Grove Cemetery
4239 C.R. 284 East
Kilgore, TX  75662
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