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A funeral service for Martha Susan Kennedy, age 64, of Slocum is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Luker and Bro Davy Hobson officiating. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Kennedy passed away December 28, 2017 in a Palestine hospital. She was born September 9, 1953 in Crockett, TX to the late Arthur and Martha Nan Rich Clark and was raised by her grandmother Clara Rich. Mrs. Kennedy was a resident of Slocum since 1998 and was a member of the Weches Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and loved to read and sing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Clark and Martha Nan Brooks, grandparents, Robert and Clara Rich. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Terry Kennedy of Slocum, TX, two sons and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Shawn Kennedy of Tyler, TX, Ricky Kennedy of Slocum, daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Brandon Stringfield of Nacogdoches, TX, uncle, Edd Rich of Friendswood, TX, aunt, Jane Tyer and husband Cokie of Slocum and several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Pallbearers will include Andy Rich, Mike Rich, Steve Rich, Randal Kennedy Jr., Cody Roach and Dustin Kennedy. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Slocum Volunteer Fire Department.
Published on January 3, 2018
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