April 23, 1958 ~ January 1, 2007
Memorial services for Rufus Mathis, 48, of Lone Star will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Reeder-Davis Chapel with Rev. Jesse Jones officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Mathis died Monday, January 1, 2007 at a Longview hospital. He was born April 23, 1958 in Hughes Springs, Texas to Fronzell Mathis Sr. and Jessie Mathis. He was a graduate of Avinger High School and participated in sports. He also attended Kilgore College in Kilgore, TX. He worked as a pipe laborer and later in life became disabled. Two siblings preceded him in death, Vivian Traylor and Fronzell Mathis, Jr. He leaves to mourn, one daughter, Ashley Mathis of Avinger; his father, Fronzell Mathis Sr. of Avinger; his mother, Jessie Mathis of Lone Star; one brother, Robert Carrol Lewis of Dallas; four sisters, Tronda Roberson of Lone Star, Sherea Clark of Marshall, Elaine Harris of Dallas, and Carolyn Chism of Atlanta, Georgia; one granddaughter, Brooklyn Williams of Avinger; two aunts, Malvia Neal of Houston and Eloise Black of Beaumont; and a host of nieces and nephews.