Death Notices

Charles E. “Doc” Brewer D.D.S.
June 08, 1934 – February 23, 2022

doc brewerDr. Charles Edwin Brewer, age 87 of Jonesboro, was born on June 8, 1934 in Mountain View, Arkansas to Ralph Whittler Brewer and Effie Best Brewer and passed away on February 23, 2022 in Jonesboro. He served his country in Korea in the United States Air Force as a cryptologist or code breaker. He then graduated from Loyola University in Dentistry. Doc Brewer, as he was affectionately known was our town’s dentist for 53 years.

Doc Brewer was also one of the original members of Kiwanis, a Shriner, a Freemason and a member of Jonesboro First Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and made custom guns and his own ammo. Doc Brewer was also a Ham Radio Operator when he first moved to Jonesboro. He was also a great cook and enjoyed cooking for friends and family. He and a group of his close friends met every morning for coffee at Davis’s Restaurant and then later they would go to Karen’s Country Store. This was like a ritual. They would meet, drink coffee and talk about all the events in and around town.

Doc Brewer is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Brewer and Effie Brewer; brother, Vaughn Brewer; sister, Betty Brewer Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Corley Brewer; son, John Richard Brewer and wife, Tracie; grandsons, Jonathan and Dakota Brewer, brother, Doug Brewer and wife, Sarah.

Visitation will be held at Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home chapel in Jonesboro on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 1:00pm until time of services. Funeral services are set to begin at 2:00pm with Bro. Bill Staples officiating. Burial will follow in Gayla Traina Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Bruce Alexander, Jonathan Brewer, John Brewer, Eddie Halbrook, Tony Huckaby, Rodney Potts, Ed Rich.

Karen (Kay) Murray
November 20, 1951 – February 23, 2022

murrayA Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Karen (Kay) Murray, 70, of Henderson, the Church Hill community, will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 11:00 am at Saint Jude Catholic Church in Henderson, TX. Father Steve G. Paradis will be officiating the funeral Mass. Interment will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Monday, March 7, 2022, at the Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 4, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a rosary to follow from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Crawford-A.Crim Funeral Home in Henderson, TX.

Kay Murray passed from this life on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at UT Health North in Tyler. She was born on November 20, 1951 in Shreveport, LA, to the late Charles William and Dorothy Miles Brown. Kay or KK, as she was fondly called, will best be remembered for her dynamic, fun- loving personality. She attended Sam Houston State University, worked as a beautician in Houston, and was also an instructor for new hairdressers/beauticians. When Kay(KK) and her family moved to Henderson, Texas, she continued her work at the “Hair Cottage,” which was later known as the ”Beauty Shop.” She also served as softball coach for both of her daughters from T-ball until they were 18 years old. She retired as a beautician, but was truly the jack of all trades with all the businesses she dabbled in after retirement, like cooking every Thursday at the Longview Sale Barn with her oldest daughter, Lari. Kay(KK) lived a full and beautifully interesting life, to say the least. She always had an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, as well as the best caretaker for those who needed her. She was never judgmental, and she loved everyone “warts and all” as she used to say. She was also a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, truly loved and cherished her family, and shared her heart with everyone. To know her was to love her, without a doubt! She will be missed, but always remembered, with a smile through the tears.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Charles and Dorothy Miles Brown, her paternal grandparents, Aubrey Brown and Alieen Hanks Brown; and her maternal grandparents, Floyd and Sybil Miles of Jonesboro, Louisiana.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Larry Murray of Henderson; children, Lari Murray of Henderson, Angela Taczek and husband Tony of Tatum, and Monica Hancock and husband Chuck of Henderson; brother, Judge Tommy Wilson, Jr. and wife Patsy of Bossier City, LA; grandchildren, Aedyn Taczek, Trace Taczek, Lockey McKinney, David Taczek, McKenna Tanner, and Marlaina Tanner; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Tony Taczek, David Taczek, John Turner, Trey Wilson, Pierce Ulloa, and Trenton Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be Trace Taczek and Lockey McKinney.

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Dwain “Hoss” Causey
July 8, 1943 – February 22, 2022

causeyDwain “Hoss” Causey, age 78 of Doyline, Louisiana, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Shreveport. He was a retired millwright at RockTen in Hodge, Louisiana. Hoss was a Jonesboro, Louisiana native who had been residing in Doyline for the past several years. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed.

Mr. Causey is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sherry Lynn (Delrio) Causey of Doyline; son, Cary McConathy and wife April of Patterson; daughter, Lori Langford and husband Justin of Doyline; 12 grandchildren, Coby McConathy, Rayne Parker, Logan Wafer, Dusty McConathy, Peyton Wafer, Annabella Wafer, Landon Wafer, Knox Langford, Kera McConathy, Kylie Lege, Kaylie Lege, Dylan Lege; 8 great grandchildren, Bowen Wafer, Roman McConathy, Nathan McConathy, Trey McConathy, Stetson McConathy, Bradilee McConathy, Reed McMillan, Cohen McMillan; sister, Jan Surrat. He is preceded in death by his parents, R.L. and Aline (Pilgreen) Causey; brother, Kerry Causey.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 25, 2022 in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home with Bro. David Bolyer officiating. Burial followed in the Gayla Traina Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

“Those we love do not go away they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.”

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