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“I just found out that Katherine, my cousin, had passed away. Was trying to reach her to let her know my mom had passed in January 2017, Doris love. ...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Barry Love - Austin, TX - family

“I loved Mrs. Katherine. She was one of the sweetest ladies I know. Praying for peace and comfort for the family. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Hesser - Arkadelphia, AR

“Grandma,all I ever wanted was to be considered a part of the family and loved for who I am. Even though you never accepted me I still love and miss...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Johnny Truax - Celina, OH

“Mrs. Truax was a fine lady and we will miss her in our church. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Betty Trites - Friend

“My deepest sympathy. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Coach Harold Tilley - Monticello, AR

“I'm very sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Ray Gilbert - Stuttgart, AR

“So sorry for your loss. I loved Ms Katherine and Mr Billy Don. They were like family to my dad Grumpy Long. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Misty Long Sparks - Locust Grove


Katherine Love Truax, age 87, of Gillett died February 27, 2016. She was born August 16, 1928 in Shongaloo, LA to Ira Allen and Ida Tyree Love who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Billy Don Truax and sister, Oleta Truax. For over 70 years she was an active member of Gillett United Methodist church, serving on many committees, singing in the choir and teaching Sunday school.

Survivors include her children: William Allen Truax (Sandra) of Norfork, Susan King (Roger) and David Truax (Sharon) all of Gillett; a sister, Carolyn Flowers of Nederland, TX; grandchildren: Brian Reed (Sheri), Billy Truax, Brandon Truax, Chad Lambert (Karen), Lyn King (Amy), David Lambert, Ashley Blalock; nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 2nd, at Gillett United Methodist Church with burial at Gillett Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home, DeWitt. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 Tuesday, March 1st at the funeral home. essexfuneralhome.com

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Essex Funeral Home
1405 S Grandview Dr De Witt, AR 72042
Tel. (870) 946-3104

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