Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – Volume XX, Issue No. 10

Lillie Mae Lutonsky

1935 – 2019

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Lutonsky, 83, of Quitman, were held on July 5 at Lowe Funeral Home with Chaplain Beverly Gunn officiating.

Mrs. Lutonsky died on July 3, 2019. She was born on September 16, 1935, in Doughterty to Frankie and Lola (Miles) Oliver. She moved to Quitman from Emory in 1978. She worked for Grand Saline Manufacturing as a machinist for 15 years and also farmed sweet potatoes and watermelon alongside her husband. She was a beloved wife and mother and loved to spend time with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Walter Lutonsky Sr. of Quitman; son, Walter Lutonsky Jr. and wife Kathy of Quitman; two daughters, Mary Kibler and husband Bob of Quitman, and Patricia Latham of Emory; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; a brother; and sons, Thomas Hickman and Jerry Mack Hickman.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.


Claudette Kerr Wetsel

1933 – 2019

A service to place the ashes of Claudette Kerr Wetsel will be held on Saturday, July 20, in Emory City Cemetery.

Mrs. Wetsel died on June 21, 2019. She was born on February 21, 1933, in Point to Claud Orvis and Dola Lois McLeroy Kerr.

She is survived by a son, Joe Claud Smith of Corinth; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Sandra Sue Kerr-Hass; brothers, James Aubrey Kerr and Jimmy Dean Kerr.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy Joe Smith; husband, James W. Wetsel; sons, Ronald Wayne Smith and Robert Dale Smith; and sister, Joyce Ann Kerr-Taylor.


Ronald Wayne Smith

1953 – 2018

A service to place the ashes of Ronald Wayne Smith, of Gilmer, will be held on Saturday, July 20, at Emory City Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died on October 15, 2018. He was born on April 18, 1953, in Point to Billy Joe and Claudette Kerr-Wetsel.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Lohmann-Smith; children, James Lohmann, Laura Wright, Shane Smith, Sarah Smith and Brandon Smith; 10 grandchildren; and brother, Joe Claud Smith of Corinth.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Robert Dale Smith.