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Obit: Loyd Thaddeus Mims

Posted: 1098396859000
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 1098405061000
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Loyd Thaddeus Mims
Born in Henderson, Texas on Oct. 3, 1911
Departed on Feb. 10, 2002 and resided in Longview, TX.

Loyd Mims

Services for Loyd Mims, 90, of Longview will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday, February 14, 2002, at Rader Funeral Home in Longview. Officiating will be Pastor Larry Mims and the Rev. Charlotte Riddle with a eulogy by Mark Mims. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery in Henderson. After a lengthy battle with cancer, Mr. Mims died peacefully in his sleep at his home.

Mr. Mims was born October 3, 1911, in Henderson to Albert and Cora Lee Mims. He was a farmer and was with the Department of Agriculture through the Rusk County Oil Mill and Fertilizer Works. He married Betty Ramsey November 5, 1948, and moved to Wichita Falls, where he owned a operated several barber and beauty shops and was also in real estate.

Retiring in 1979, he moved back to East Texas and was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Longview. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, foster, John and Sam Mims, a sister, Bessie Mae Standard, all of Henderson, and a special grandson, Danny Loyd Mims of Las Vegas.

Mr. Mims is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty Mims of Longview; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Patsy Mims, of Las Vegas, Pastor Larry and Carol Mims of Franklin, Tenn., and Mark and Vickie Mims of Pittsburg; one daughter and son-in-law, the Rev. Charlotte and Marshall Riddle of Harleton; one sister, Elsie Lee VanSickle of Henderson; his brothers-in-law, Ferris Ramsey of Carthage and Buddy Ramsey and his wife, Movelda, of Henderson; a sister-in-law, Syvil Morton of Odessa; numerous nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Betty Reeves and Robbie Butler of Odessa; nine grandchildren, John Beall, Barbara Beall, Cheryl Bond, Carrie Lewis, Martin Mims, Jake and Matthew Mims and Heather and Leslie Mims; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and special friends Chase and Scott and B. W. Brantley. Honorary pallbearers will be Angus, Billy Barton, Buddy Ramsey, Ferris Ramsey, H. D. Standard, James Barber and David Castle.

Visitation for family and friends is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, at the funeral home.

Those unable to attend may view the service and sign an online guest book at

Memorial may be made to Greater Hospice of Texas, 814 Gilmer Road, Suite 1, Longview, TX 75604.

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