Funeral services for Oreba Square, 87, of Kilgore will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, at El Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. N. L. Square officiating. Burial will follow at Kilgore Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the direction of Brooks Sterling and Garrett Funeral Directors of Tyler with local arrangements by Victory Funeral Services of Kilgore.
Oreba or Nana, as she was known since her only grandchild came along, was born in Kilgore to the parentage of Edward and Joicy Harold on August 15, 1930 and departed this life Saturday, November 4, 2017 at The Willows of Kilgore Rehab and Nursing Center.
Early in life she united with El Bethel Baptist Church where she served faithfully until her health failed.
She was a 1948 graduate of North Chapel High School and her education was extended at Texas College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. She later did graduate work at Prairie View A&M University and Stephen F. Austin State University. After graduation she spent almost four decades educating the children of her community. Having taught on a Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and at C. B. Dansby High School she closed her career at Kilgore High School.
After retirement, her love of antiques thrust her into the world of entrepreneurship opening A & O Antiques. Gardening, decorating, and organizing garage sales were a few of her favorite pastimes.
She was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1981 and was very instrumental in establishing the Kilgore Alumnae Chapter as a Charter Member in 1989. For many years as a Golden Life member she held the office of Treasurer or Financial Secretary and served as Committee Chairlady of the annual Delta Debutante Pageant.
On January 4, 1954, she married Alvin Square and one daughter was born to this union.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She remains in the hearts of her husband of 63 years, Alvin Square of Kilgore; her daughter, Regina Davis and husband Jim of Tyler; granddaughter, Avery Davis of Irving; sisters, Zephyr Lee of Kilgore and Alene Lucas and husband Calvin of Tyler; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be Friday, November 10, from noon until 7 p.m. with the Delta Omega Omega service to begin at 6 p.m. at Victory Funeral Services.