Obituaries

Thamm

Amanda Lynn Thamm, 37, of Dayton, died March 10, 2012.

Amanda, known to her friends as Mandy, was born Nov. 5, 1974 in Dayton, Texas. She is lovingly survived by her children, Jason & Nick Walters and Alyissa Thamm; by parents, Nancy Jorgenson and Fred Ian Thamm; by sister, Crystal Gail Turner & husband, Chris; and brother, Fred Allen Thamm; by grandmother's, Betty Thamm and Roberta Ainsworth; as well as by other family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 3-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Carter Funeral Chapel with services starting at 7:00 p.m.

Collins

Brandon L. Collins, 25, of Vidor died Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Vidor.

A native of Liberty, TX, he was a short time resident of Vidor. He was a machinist helper for National Oil Well.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Monday, March 12, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Home.

Brandon is survived by his mother Carol Doland and brothers Steven Collins of Vidor, Michael and Jason Collins of San Antonio, TX and his Grandmother Maxine Bingham Chandler of Liberty, TX. along with Cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Michael Richardson Collins of Liberty, Tx. Visitation: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Monday, March 12, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Home 1750 Hwy 12 Vidor Texas 77662 (map/driving directions) Service: 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Home 1750 Hwy 12 Vidor Texas 77662 (map/driving directions) Cemetery: Restlawn Memorial Park 2725 N. Main St. Vidor Texas 77662

James

Alvin James (A.J.) Lewis, 84 of Baytown went to be with the Lord on March 8, 2012 in Baytown, TX He was born in Temple, TX on December 3, 1927 son of Johnny and Clara Lewis. He graduated from Baylor University with a BBA. A.J. was a member of Central Baptist Church in Baytown for over fifty years and a deacon since 1999. He also served as a member of the Knob Creek Masonic Lodge #401 in Temple, TX. A.J. retired from Exxon after thirty-four years of service. He also served in the National Guard for eleven years.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Melissa Lynn Lewis; sisters, Margie Lagrone and Eva Johnson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of fifty-nine years Patricia Parrish Lewis of Baytown; son James Parrish Lewis and wife Cindy of Baytown; daughter Lynn Bernhagen and husband Tim of Canyon Lake; sister-in-law Dolores Rice of Baytown; grandchildren Brooke and Eric Bernhagen and Lorin and Morgan Lewis.

The family would like to thank the church family and neighbors along with the doctors and staff at San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown for their compassion, care and prayers. Services for Alvin James (A.J.) Lewis will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Allison Funeral Service Chapel, 1101 North Travis in Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery on FM 563 in Liberty. Pastor Mark Wells will be officiating. Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hajovsky

Larry Steven Hajovsky, 45 of Liberty, Texas died on February 24, 2012 in Houston, Texas.

Larry was born January 22, 1967 the son of Lawrence and Dorothy Hajovsky in Houston, Texas. Larry was a faithful member of the Liberty Fire Department where he served the community for several years. Larry was also an Eagle Scout as well as a leader in the Liberty High School band during his years of school. Larry loved his children as well as tending to his cattle. Besides being a member of the fire department, Larry was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elk’s Lodge and the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Hajovsky, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Hajovsky and Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Krenek. He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife Carol Hajovsky, sons Luke and Zachary Hajovsky and daughter Abigail Hajovsky all from Liberty, mother Dorothy Hajovsky of Liberty, mother and father in-law Leo and Pat Ruesewald of Dayton, sister in-law Pam Litton and husband Dale of Liberty, Marianne Gott and husband Dwayne of Liberty, brother in-law Jerry Ruesewald of Liberty and Joe Ruesewald and wife Rhonda of Cleveland and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, February 27 from 5pm to 8pm at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty. A funeral mass will be Tuesday, February 28 at 10am at the church with burial to follow at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery. Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com . In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Luke, Abigail, Zachary Educational Fund, c/o Prosperity Bank in Liberty.

Cline

Mary Joyce Pugh Cline, 84 of Hankamer died on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the Arboretum in Winnie with her family by her side. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Hankamer under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. Interment will follow in Abshier Cemetery in Liberty County. A gathering of Tis's family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday at the funeral home.

She was a member of Sweet Home Baptist and served as church clerk for 28 years. Mary was the clerk for JP PCT. 5 in Chambers County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Marshall and Chollye Evans Pugh; sisters, Dorothy Abshier and Margaret Ann Harmon.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Flowers and husband, Kenneth; sons, Robert Cline Jr. and wife, Dianne, Jonnye Cline and wife, Betty; 14 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, sisters, Evelyn Mayes, Paulette Beazley and husband, Herbert; brother-in-law, Buddy Harmon; numerous nieces nephews and a host of other family and friends.

At Mary's request in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Unit of the Arboretum in Winnie, TX.

Please view, sign and share memories of Mary in her guestbook at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Williams

Ava Jewel Majors Williams, 91, of Tarkington died peacefully Thursday, February 23, 2021 in Cleveland.

She was born February 21, 2012 in Tarkington Prairie to parents Johnny Aaron Majors and Edgeworth Morris Majors and had been a lifelong resident of Liberty County. She had been a member of the Rebecca Lodge of Liberty, had worked for Sav-Way, Peoples and Franks. Ava loved to garden, sew and be with her family.

Services for Mrs. Williams will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Williams is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny A. Majors and Edgeworth Morris Watson; nine brothers and sisters and grandson, Chuck Slankard. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Robinson McDaniel of Tarkington Prairie; son, Franklin M. Robinson of Grand Prairie; four grandchildren, Ken Hooper, Scott Robinson, Kim Peoples, and Jill Robinson; seven great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren;sister, Mae Fregia of Batson; family friend, Ann Tucker of Tarkington Prairie; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Artis

Wallace Artis Sr. 82, of Wallisville died Feb. 20, 2012. Visitation will be Feb. 25, 2012 from 9AM until Funeral 11AM at Proctor’s Mortuary, 518 Miller St. Anahuac, TX. Internment in Godfrey Cemetery, Wallisville, TX.

Wallace was preceded in death by his wife: Zola Mae Artis. Mourning his departure, yet cherishing his memories are, Sons: Wallace Artis Jr. (Tessa) of Port Arthur, Ronnie L. Artis Sr. (Maricela) and Hubert A. Artis Sr. of Baytown, John P. Artis (Stacey) of Houston, Samson M. Artis (Terri) and Creig J. Artis (Nicole) of Wallisville, Daughters: Judy A. Meekins (James) of Anahuac and Brenda S. Briggs (Cedric) of Wallisville, 29-Grandchildren and 13- Great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service provided by Proctor's Mortuary, 518 Miller St. Anahuac, TX. 409-267-3122 proctorsmortuary.com

Ladkins

Nathaniel A. “Nate” Ladkins, 11, of Dayton, died Saturday, February 18, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Nate was born May 22, 2000 in Baytown, to parents; Demetrius O. and Alice E. Mayo Ladkins, and has resided in the Dayton area throughout his life. He was a fifth grade student at Kimmie Brown Elementary, and enjoyed playing basketball and video games, swimming, and listening to music.

He was preceded in death by a half-sister: Trista and survived by his father: Demetrius O. Ladkins of Baytown, mother: Alice Mayo Ladkins of Dayton, stepmother: Michelle Lee Smith of Dayton, sisters: Dominique Ladkins of Dayton, Brittanie Ladkins of Dayton, Alexis Ladkins of Dayton, half-brother: Jace Deloach of LA, grandparents: Mary and Frank Gonzales of Dayton and Everlena Reed of LA, and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of usual floral remembrances the family requests that donations be made to a special fund at Wells Fargo Bank Account # 1559872203 at 2329 N Main St, Liberty, TX 77575, in Nate’s name.

Holden

Gracie Holden, infant child of Jason and Michelle Holden, of Saratoga, went to be with her Paw Paws on Monday February 13, 2012.

She held our hand for only a moment but she will hold our hearts forever.

She is preceded in death by her PawPaws, David Sellers and Dan Holden, Sr.
She is survived by her parents, Jason and Michelle Holden of Saratoga; brother, Jason Holden Jr., of Saratoga; grandparents, Milton and Cindy Hayden of Many, LA; grandmother, Josey Sellers of Saratoga; great grandmother, Doris Crow of Batson; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday February 23, 2012 at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, officiated by Reverend Alvin Tomlinson.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

David

Funeral Service for LaRhonda Rochelle David, 21, will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in Wells Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama, Liberty, with the Rev. Joseph Rogers, officiating under the direction of Wells Funeral Service.

LaRhonda was the third child born to Lionell and Delilah Trahan David. She was born May 4, 1990 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston.

She died on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2012 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

She is survived by her parents, a sister Lakisha David and a brother Lionell David II. She is also survived by her grandmother: Josephine LaChapelle Trahan and a host of other relatives and friends.

Edmonds

Floyd Dwight Edmonds, 62, of Oak Island diedFriday, February 17, 2012. His final moments were filled with peace and his family was by his side.

Floyd was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, thoughtful son, playful brother and a great friend.

Family and friends gathered on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at his church home, Oak Island Baptist Church, to celebrate his life and share fond memories with each other and to lay his earthly body in its final resting place. Floyd was a pillar of the church during its rebuilding process after Hurricane Ike, and faithfully continued to serve the church until the end.

Floyd was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Dalton Edmonds, wife, Terry Hale Edmonds, son, Kyle Dwight Edmonds and brother, Carlton Glenn Edmonds.

As a lifelong resident of Anahuac, Floyd built strong relationships with many people in the community. He had many friends that helped him and were there for him every step of the way. He was a family man, and considered many of his friends a part of his family. Floyd's heart was with the 4H and FFA, where he spent time and effort nurturing not only his children, but many others as well.

Much like his father, Floyd was a jack-of-all-trades. He farmed rice and soy beans most of his life, and was a lifelong rancher. He had a catering business, Floyd’s Chuckwagon, that won many cooking competitions.

One of his favorite activities other than cooking, was sitting out on his porch with the many people that drove out to come see him and talking about life. Floyd will be greatly missed by the people that he left behind, but they have peace in that he went to be with his Heavenly father and is now fully restored.

Floyd is survived by his wife of 13 years, Robin Otwell Edmonds of Oak Island; mother, Velma Edmonds of Anahuac; daughter, Kristin Edmonds Cothren and husband Dana of Baytown; daughter, Mallory Hisler of Waco; grandchildren, Kase and Lexi Cothren; and a host of other family and friends.

Floyd will continue his fight with ALS by giving the gift of life to ALS Research and his equipment to other patients. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Edmonds Memorial FFA Scholarship.

Please view, sign and share memories of Floyd in his guestbook at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Socha

James Lawrence Socha Sr., 73 of Liberty, TX died on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at his residence with his family by his side.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and brother.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 P.M. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Hardin Baptist Church under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment will follow in Cooke Cemetery in Liberty. A gathering of James family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, February 17, 2012 at Sterling Funeral Home.

James was a member of Hardin Baptist Church. Before joining Hardin Baptist James was a member of the Knights of Columbus. James is preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph and Helen Anne Ziemba Socha and daughter, Mary Socha.

James is survived by his wife of 51 years, Adele Kapera Socha of Liberty; daughters, Donna Marie Moore and husband, Kent of Liberty, Kelly Hansen and husband, Erik of Liberty; son, James Lawrence Socha Jr. and wife, Laura of Hemphill; grandchildren, Angela Moore, Rebecca Bishop and husband Chris, Renee Kelly and husband, Justin, Quintin Socha, Jessika Socha, Timothy Socha, Alex , Andrew, Anthony Cordray; great grandchildren, Madyson, Dalton Bishop; sisters, Margie Serafin, Eileen Robinson and husband, Mark; brother,John Socha and wife, Nancy; and a host of nieces nephews and other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Quintin Socha, Timothy Hansen, Ryan Claussen, Bob Groves, Mike Bradford and Mark Kapera.

Please view, sign and share memories of James in his guestbook at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Reid

Barbara Jean Reid, age 63, of Cleveland, Texas, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Kingwood Medical Center.

She was born November 15, 1948 in Houston, Texas. She is preceded in death by her father Hank Perry; sisters Mary Boultinghouse and Debbie West; brother James Perry; grandmother Helen Utley; grandfather John Utley; nephew Dennis Senter; and her niece Sherry Cook.

Survivors include her mother Donna Loflin and husband Ollie; daughters Pamela Stirratt and companion Debbie, Sandy Kenslow, Debbie Robert and husband Andy; son Brian Taylor and wife Stephanie; sister Patsy Coats and husband Bobby, Kathy Gierhant and husband Wes, Janet Allen, Donna Hansen and husband Ross, Linda Limas and husband Rudy; brothers Billy Perry, Mike Perry wife Linda, Phillip Perry, Timothy Perry, Mark Perry; ten grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other cherished family members and treasured friends.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at New Caney Family Worship Center, 23214 F.M. 1485 Rd. New Caney, Texas 77357 or call (281) 689-7065. (All floral arrangements are to be taken directly to the church.)

Hall

Shirley “Gamma” Stan Hall, age 76, of Cleveland, Texas, died Monday, February 13, 2012.

She was born April 8, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Nick and Mary Stayden who preceded her in death along with her husband James Hall; son Matthew Hall, daughter Rebecca Hall and her niece and nephew Renee and Jim McKinnis.

Survivors include her children Belinda Reighart and husband Tim, Zachary Hall and wife Patricia, Cynthia Hall; sister Molly Berger and husband John; grandchildren Stevie Johnston, Raelynn Ferrell and husband Matt, Zachary Hall, Nicholas Hall, and Rachael Taylor; great-grandchildren Stoney Lynn Johnston, Mackenzee Hall, Ella Hall, Miles Leon Ferrell, Noah Hall, Kayden Michael Johnston, Layken Rae Lee Johnston; nephew Scott Berger and wife Cynthia

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 16, 2012, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Pace-Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas.

Garrett

Johnny Lynn Garrett, 59 of Oak Island died on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at his residence.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.

A memorial will be held at a later date under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Nell Kelly Garrett; daughter, Misty Garrett; and a brother.

Johnny is survived by his wife, Marsha Laird; daughters, Carol Bannett, Jinny Crawford, Krissie Garrett, Kayleene Garrett, Mary Flores; sons, Jay Garrett, Matt Garrett and Curtis Garrett; 13 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild; and a host of other family and friends.

Please view, sign and share memories of Johnny in his guestbook at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Woodside

Vickie Lynn Woodside 56 of Beaumont, formerly of Silsbee, Texas died Saturday February 11, 2012 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont.

A native of Dallas Texas she was born on December 6, 1955 to James Stewart and Julia Fletcher. Vickie was a cashier for Walmart in Silsbee for many years. She is survived by her husband Mike Woodside of Beaumont, brothers Mike Stewart, David Kuehn, Mark Stewart, and Sonny Kuehn all of Houston. Sister Angela Stewart of Houston, and a host of other family members and friends. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105 E Batson Texas 77519 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. “Earning your trust one family at a time.”

To view online obituary and post a tribute for the family visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Lazo

Antonio Lazo, Jr., 66, of Dayton, died Sunday, February 12, 2012, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with burial following at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, with a rosary service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Antonio was born December 2, 1945 in Guanajuato, Mexico, to parents; Antonio, Sr. and Priciliana Monzon Lazo, a former resident of Dallas, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past five years. He was a farmer, attended St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, and enjoyed gardening and his yard work.

Mr. Lazo was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sons: Roberto Lazo and wife Gloria of Dallas and Augustin Lazo and wife Maricruz of Dayton, daughters: Lidia Gallegos and husband Martin of Dayton, Antonia Mora and husband Miguel of FL, and Rosalba Cervantes and husband Rene of Dayton, brothers: Nicolas Lazo of MX, Manuel Lazo of MX, Dolores Lazo of MX, and Delfino Lazo of MX, sisters: Amalia Lazo of MX, Luiza Rodriguez of Nederland, Irene Hernandez of MX, and Esperanza Rallas of MX, 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Scherer

Lucille Whitmire Scherer, 100 of Anahuac, Texas passed away Friday, February 10, 2012 at Kindred Hospital East in Channelview, Texas.

Services for Lucille Scherer will be Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 2pm at the 1st United Methodist Church in Anahuac.

Lucille was born in Madisonville, Texas on June 30, 1911 daughter of John and Alice Whitmire. Lucille was a house maker and lived in Anahuac for the past seventy-three years. She attended Madisonville High School. Lucille was married to Duncan Scherer for fifty years until his death in 1988. Lucille enjoyed cooking and baking. Lucille was also an accomplished crocheter.

Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Walter Duncan Scherer and ten brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons; Walter Duncan Scherer Jr of Anahuac and Warren Scherer of Baytown, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 South Main, Anahuac, Texas 77514. To view and sign the guestbook, visit www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Moyer

Robert Joseph “Robbie” Moyer, Jr. left this world to find peace in a much better place on February, 13, 2012.

Robbie was born on June 8, 1959 in Little Rock, Arkansas and was taken from his family and friends way too soon after a brief battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Joseph Moyer, Sr., mother, Lucil Mizer, brother, Kelly Moyer and sister, Sindy Moyer.

Robbie moved to Liberty in 1996 where he continued his business of 34 years, Moyer’s Home Maintenance and Remodeling. He loved spending time with his family and friends, fishing and coaching Little League Baseball. He adored all of the kids he coached and was a great mentor to many of his children’s friends even into their adult years.

Robbie is survived by his wife of 25 years, Michelle Moyer, daughter, Nikki Moyer Taylor and husband Jesse Taylor, son, Mitchell Moyer, mother-in-law, Bernadine Mills, sister-in-law, Christi Johnson and husband Stacy Johnson, nephew, Mason Johnson, niece Rylie Johnson and brother-in-law, Mark Mitchell. Robbie will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held Thursday February 16, 2012 at 7PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Condolences can be made online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Guy

Loyce Mae Newborn Guy age 82 died Saturday February 11, 2012 at her home with her loving family by her side.

Loyce was born in Liberty, November 11, 1930 the daughter of the late Jacob Andrew Newborn and Adenisa Vincent Newborn. A career educator she worked for over thirty-five years for Liberty ISD at the Middle School as an Educational Diagnostician and Reading Specialist. Her career spanned over generations in the Liberty School System educating till her retirement at the age of seventy-five. She enjoyed studying her ancestry, growing orchids, collecting Santa Claus figurines, eggs, and Jewelry. A world traveler she obtained her Bachelors from Lamar University, and advanced her degree to achieve her Masters degree in eleven different certifications from Stephen F. Austin. Loyce was a member of the First Baptist Church of Liberty, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Coterie Club, Ancestry Club, and Phi Kappa Phi.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as a brother J.A. Newborn. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son Paul Humber and wife Candy of Liberty, daughter Ann Horvath and her husband Chuck of Mt. Vernon, NY, her twin sister Joyce Fae Rubash and husband James of Liberty, her lifelong companion Howard Guy of Liberty, three grandchildren, Will A. Humber, J.D. Humber, and Claire Horvath. In addition she leaves two great grandchildren Keaton Humber and Abigail Humber.

Visitation will be held Tuesday February 14, 2012 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10AM Wednesday February 15, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Liberty with burial to follow in Fairlawn Cemetery. Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Liberty, PO BOX 88 Liberty, Texas 77575.

Sackett

Lissie Jane Billingsley Sackett, 92, of Dayton, died Thursday, February 9, 2012, at the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital in Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 13, 2012, at the First Assembly of God Church in Dayton with burial following at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Lissie was born January 29, 1920 in Dayton, to parents; Benjamin O. and Sarah E. Ott Billingsley, and has resided in the Dayton area throughout her life. She was a retired nurse’s aide from Dayton Memorial Hospital, member of the First Assembly of God Church, and enjoyed quilting, bingo, dancing, flowers, and spending time with family.

Mrs. Sackett was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Woody Ray Sackett, son: O. W. “Buddy” Sackett, daughter: Loretha Laverne Young, grandchildren: Darrell E. Stephens, Carl Ray Sackett, Jerry Barber, Carla D. Young, and Dennis Sacket, Jr., great great-grandchild: Tyler Schneiter, brothers: Elmer, Earl, James E., and J. D. Billingsley, sisters: Eunice Burwick and Sara Franklin, sons-in-law: Glenn Franklin, Bill Boyett, Wallace Stowe, Vernon Stephens, Sr., and Freddy Baker, and daughters-in-law: Patricia Sackett and Debra R. Burks. She is survived by her daughters: Linda Matthews and husband Charlie of Dayton, Bennie Stowe of Dayton, and Evyonne Boyett of Dayton, sons: Woodie G. Sackett and wife Kat of Liberty, Robert Sackett of Liberty, Dennis Sackett and wife Sue of Quinlan, Jimmy Dale Sackett and wife Terry of Dayton, and Ricky Sackett and wife Sammy of Liberty, sister: Alma Long of Jasper, 53 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, 27 great great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

 

Matlock

Earl Hubert Matlock, 58, died Thursday, February 9, 2012 in Baytown, Texas after a brief illness.

He was born July 10, 1953 in Tacoma, Washington to parents Earl Nathaniel Wade Matlock and Greta Kathy Cayton Matlock and had lived in the Dayton area since 1993 previously living in Corpus Christi. For the past six years Earl had been employed by the Sheldon Mud as district manager. He loved being with his family and enjoyed his garden, fishing, and carpentry.

Services for Earl will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2012 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton with interment to follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Earl was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife, Kim Kovar Matlock of Votaw; his mother, Greta K. Cayton Davis of Kentucky; his daughter: Jackie Greene and husband Tim of Dayton, his sons, James Matlock and wife Nikki of Dayton, and Jeremy Matlock and Dara of Dayton; his stepchildren, Bud Reed and Rana Meyer of Dayton, his brothers, Larry Matlock of Kentucky, Ronald Matlock of Kentucky, and Jesse Matlock of Indiana, his sisters, Kitty Matlock of New Jersey and Cynthia Archibald of Indiana; grandchildren, Cynthia, Jason, Cierra, Zachary, Alexis, Nathaniel, DeeDee and Tristan; great-grandchildren, Aleister and Hunter; special companion, Tammy Lockhart; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Damek

Joy Damek, 78, of Tucson, Arizona died on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

Joy was born on March 5, 1933, in Richland, Texas. She met and married John Damek, Jr. in Houston, Texas where they lived until residing in Dayton, Texas for the majority of their lives. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dayton and worked briefly at the Liberty County Clerks Office and the Dayton Library. Joy, a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. Four years ago Joy and her husband, John, moved to Tucson, Arizona to live near her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Martha Damek.

Mrs. Damek was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John Damek, Jr., her parents, James Glover Cessna and Ada Stevens Cessna, and her brother, James Cessna. She is survived by daughter, Cynthia Damek Fernandez and husband, Philip, of Riverview, Florida and son, Keith Damek and wife, Martha of Tucson, Arizona along with grandchildren Lauren Fernandez, Philip G. Fernandez, and Ryan Damek, one sibling, Wilma Peoples, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2012 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland (Hwy. 321) in Dayton, Texas. Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with interment to follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery, Dayton, Texas.

Van Dorn

James Jerrold “Jimmy” Van Dorn Sr. died February 10, 2012, in Baptist Hospital, Beaumont, Texas.

A visitation will be held Monday, February 13, 2012, from 5pm until 8pm at Allison Funeral Service Chapel, Liberty, Texas. Services will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 2:00pm, at Central Baptist Church, Daisetta, Texas officiated by Reverend Bill Fabriquez. Burial will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.

Jimmy was born in Port Arthur, Texas, December 22, 1935, the son of Tyra and Maggie Taylor Van Dorn. He was a graduate of Hardin High School and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He had his own service stations in Raywood, Liberty and Hardin for 20 years. He lived most of his life in Liberty County and sixteen years in Somerville, Texas. He was ordained and licensed by Bro. Breland, First Baptist Church of Liberty, Texas. His first church to pastor was East Liberty Baptist Church, a mission church of First Baptist of Liberty. Others pastored were; Moss Hill Baptist, Raywood Baptist, Central Baptist of Daisetta for 15 years, First Baptist of Somerville for 16 years and most recently Central Baptist for almost 10 years. He enjoyed farming, raising cattle, fishing, hunting, reading and studying his Bible. He wrote many sermons. He enjoyed his fruit trees and gathering the fruit, as well as spending time with his family, gathering for meals, holidays and any reason. He held a special place in his heart for his dog, Fred. Jimmy will be missed by his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Bill Van Dorn.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Estell, sons; Jim and wife Nedra Van Dorn of Hardin, Texas, Dan and wife Joan Van Dorn of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, daughter, Melody Deckert of Hardin, Texas, brothers, Paul and wife Kay Van Dorn of Lexington, Texas, Art and wife Jan Van Dorn of Granbury, Texas, sisters, Damaris and husband Clinton McClendon of Fort Worth, Texas, Peggy Bryant of Harlingen, Texas, four grandchildren; Erik and wife Reba Van Dorn, Jill and husband Mike Romig, Clint Wade Deckert, Felicia Deckert, and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis St., Liberty, Texas 77575. To view and sign the guestbook, visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Collins

Georgie Courville Collins, 84, of Saratoga died Thursday February 9, 2012 in Silsbee. She was born November 26, 1927 in Sunset, La She had lived in Saratoga for the past 50 years and had worked for 25 years as a bookkeeper for Davis Tie Mill that was located in Votaw. She was a faithful Catholic and member of Our Lady of Sorrow Catholic Church of Sour Lake.

She is preceded in death by her husband H. D. “Doug” Collins and her parents Harold and Elise Collins.

She is survived by her son, Ronnie Collins of Saratoga; sisters, Theresa Stelly of New Iberia, La; God Child, Lisa Moss of Franklin, LA; grandchildren, Jason Collins of Pineland, Jeff Collins of Sour Lake; great grandchildren, Jackson, Lane and Logan.
Her family will be receiving friends at Faith and Family Funeral Services Chapel on Saturday February 11, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Service. A service of remembrance will be at 1:00 p.m. also Saturday February 11, 2012 at Faith and Family Funeral Services Chapel, with Reverend Alvin Tomlinson officiating interment to follow at Guedry cemetery of Batson.

Services under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105 E Batson Texas 77519 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time.

To view online obituary and post a tribute for the family visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Semien

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Mrs. Alma Lena Cantania Semien, 82, of Liberty, at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 11. 2012. The Reverend Father George Okaehialam, M.S.P., as Celebrant with burial in Ames Catholic Cemetery.

A native of Liberty, Mrs. Semien was born to Margarito and Edna Melonson Cantania on April 1, 1929. She attended school in Liberty and worked at Autumn Hills Nursing Home (now Liberty Healthcare Center) as a nurse’s assistant. Mrs. Semien passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2012 in Liberty at Magnolia Place Healthcare Center.

She leaves to cherish her memory four sons: Joseph C. Semien, Sr. of Ames, Otis A. Semien, of Raywood, Michael W. Semien, Sr., and John W. Semien, Sr. both also of Ames; two daughters: Edna M. Colmenero of Ames and Mary Rita Semien of Liberty; one brother: Clem Cantania of Liberty; ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at the church from 8AM until time of service.

Waller

Brandine "Brandi" Anderson Waller of Houston, Texas, died peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2012, at the age of 43, after a long struggle with cancer.

She was born in Houston, Texas on January 20, 1969. Brandi graduated from Sharpstown High School and received a Chemical Engineering degree from The University of Houston. She is survived by her husband David Waller, son John David Waller, parents Larry and Carol Anderson, siblings Larry Anderson Jr., Lisa Bertelli, her loving grandmother Choo Choo and in-laws David and Linda Waller. Brandi was the aunt to 5 nieces and 5 nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 18th at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Community in Humble, Texas. Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. followed by a noon luncheon reception at the church.

Brandi will be remembered for her beautiful smile, generous heart, and her never-ending laughter. She will be missed, but never forgotten by all of the lives she touched.

Tomlinson

Cathryn Gilmore Tomlinson 44 of Saratoga, died Tuesday February 7, 2012 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday February 10, 2012 at 2:00P.M. at Calvary Tabernacle Church of Batson with Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth officiating, interment to follow at William-Hart cemetery in Kountze. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday February 9, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. also at Calvary Tabernacle.

Born in Kountze Texas on November 29, 1967 to Darvin Gilmore and Dora Roth Cathryn was a homemaker and had lived in Saratoga many years. She was preceded in death by her father Glen Gilmore and grandmother Irene Gilmore.

Survivors are mother Dora Gilmore of Batson, husband Wade Tomlinson of Saratoga, son Chance Hatcher of Saratoga. Daughters Kayla Whisler and husband John of Saratoga, Ashley Hatcher of Dutchtown Louisiana. Brothers Randy Cochran and wife Daphnie of Batson, Scotty Gilmore and wife Charlotte of Daisetta, Brian Gilmore of Batson. Sisters Jerry Sue Jones and husband Jeff of Hull, Tammy Fregia and husband Timmy of Daisetta, aunt Joan Johnson of Kountze, and uncle Ozzie Gilmore of Kountze, granddaughter Glynna Whisler of Saratoga and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

Services under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105 E Batson Texas 77519 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100
Earning your trust one family at a time.

Perez

Dorothy Mae Perez, 66, of Liberty, Texas, died at her home on Sunday, February 5, 2012.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 8, 2012, from 11am until 2pm at Allison Funeral Service Chapel. The funeral service will be Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service Chapel officiated by Reverend Danny Cheney. Burial will follow in Best Cemetery in Moss Bluff, Texas.

Dorothy was born on September 11, 1945 in Crowley, Louisiana to parents, Molear Pommier and Lydia Cormier Pommier. She had resided in the area for the last six years. Dorothy was a homemaker and loved to play games with her family and friends. She was considered the “prayer warrior” of the family and loved gospel music. She loved being with her family and will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Perez was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Valson Pommier, Russell Pommier, sisters; Jean Best, Earlene Pommier and great-grandson, Steven Ray Adams. She is survived by her daughter, Roxanna Marsh and husband Joe, son, Lynn Breaux, brothers; Ray Pommier and wife Irma, and Norris Pommier, sister, Judy Cummings and husband Terrell, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis St., Liberty, Texas 77575. To view and sign the guestbook, please visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Powers

Joyce M. Cryer Powers, 55, of Lonestar, died Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Longview.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Greenville Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Joyce was born February 8, 2012 in Grand Prairie to parents; James E. Cryer and Eloise Evans, a former resident of Dayton, and has resided in Lonestar for the past five years. She was a retired sales clerk for AT & T, and enjoyed the computer, reading, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Powers was preceded in death by her father: James E. Cryer, son: Wesley Charles Cryer, and brothers: Wesley Todd Cryer and Tommy Cryer. She is survived by her husband: Barney Powers, Sr. of Lonestar, son: Murphy Green and wife Billie of Dayton, daughter: Tonya Collins and husband Milton of Dayton, son: J. L. “Bubba” Green, III and wife Cristie of Tarkington Prairie, mother: Eloise Evans Watkins of Lonestar, brothers: Jimmy Cryer of Nashville, TN and Danny Barnett of Conroe, sisters: Linda Tidwell of Pasadena, Betty Smith of Lonestar, and Nancy Landrum of Liberty, grandchildren: Courtney, Murphy, Megan, Heather, Samantha, Cody, Michael, Derick, and Alissa, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Hammond

Mavis Diane Hammond, 68, of Shepherd, TX, died Tuesday January 31, 2012.

Her life consisted of her faith and her family. She was a faithful member of Calvary Outreach of Shepherd. She loved to fish. She enjoyed playing the piano. She took in children in need of love. She was a great cook and seamstress. She did everything whole-heartedly. She was a very loving and caring sister, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Allen; parents, Evert and Marie Laird; brothers, Delbert Laird and Delain Laird.
She is survived by her son, Tony Lynn Hammond of Enid, OK; daughters, Elva Marie Neil and husband Mike of Beaumont, TX, Charlotte Diane Freeman and husband J.B. of Chandler, TX, Sheila Pauline Wood and husband Michael of Splendora, TX, Roberta Lynn Warren and spouse John Hooks of Kountze, TX and Tammy Wynette Hammond of Shepherd, TX; sisters, Doris Marie Denham and husband Gene of Saratoga, TX, Deloris Pauline Hatcher of Saratoga, TX, Rose Laird of Thicket, TX; grandchildren, Jami Burns, Jack Neil, Robert Kilgore, Elisabeth Richard, Jeri Hooks, Holly Garner, Ashley Beaver, Charles Warren, Shawnie Hammond, Samantha Coehn, Madison Harger, Alexus Mykell, Alex Scott and Saraha McCall; great grandchildren, Haley Strother, Kylee Martin, Kayden Whittington, Skyler Neil, Remington Beaver and Adam McCall; and many nieces and nephews.

Her family will receive friends at Faith and Family Funeral Service Chapel Friday February 3, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A service of remembrance is scheduled for Saturday February 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Service Chapel, officiated by Brother Kenneth Pippin. Burial will follow at City Cemetery of Saratoga.

Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Kilgore, Evert Doucette, Jesse Doucette, Scott Hatcher, Gary Criswell and Charles Warren.
To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Earls

Margaret Marie Earls – age 77 died Wednesday February 1, 2012 in Liberty.

Margaret was born in Hamilton, Texas June 30, 1934 the daughter of the late C.D. Gregory and Sibyl Ann Looney Gregory. Margaret enjoyed dancing, cooking and her ice cream. She loved to spend time with her family and friends. Mainly a homemaker, she also sold costume jewelry, worked at the drive in, and assisted in her son’s auto business. She was former member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and a member of the First Baptist Church of Liberty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Ricky Lynn Earls, and her husband Willie Frank Earls.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Brenda Ann Haley of Liberty, step-mother Vada Gregory of Hamilton, brothers Gary Wilson of Fort Worth and Blaine Massingill of Comanche, TX, sisters Barbara Carraway of Hamilton and Peggy Pipkin of Fort Worth. In addition she leaves her grandchildren, Alicia Marie Faerber, Ashley Nicole Hoffman, Danielle Frederick, and Mirinda Haley, great-grandchildren Noah Candelier, Ethan Fore, Colin Bellard, Cole Faerber, Caden Faerber, Wesley Frederick, and Jillian Frederick.

Visitation for Margaret will be held Friday February 3, 2012 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services will be 11AM Saturday February 4, 2012 at Allison Funeral Service with Rev. Tony Hines to officiate. Burial to follow the service in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences can be made online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Murray

Marjorie Ila Murray, 76, of Dayton, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with burial following at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Marjorie was born April 3, 1935 in Lamont, PA, to parents; Rod Murray and Eloise M. Ross, a former resident of AR and IA, and has resided in Dayton for the past 40 years. She was a graduate of Lamont High School class of 1952, a home maker, and member of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She also enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Ms. Murray was preceded in death by her father: Ralph Payne, mother: Eloise M. Ross Payne, and sons: Michael Wayne Eggleston and Rick Eggleston. She is survived by her son: Pat Eggleston and wife Barbara of Dayton, daughters: Lori Sager and husband James of Highlands and Lisa Wilson and husband Mike of Villanova, PA, brothers: James Murray of Brea, CA, Duane Murray of Mansfield, and Robert “Bob” Payne of Flagstaff, AZ, sisters: Emilie Capots of Courtland, OH, Janet Pifles of Casa Grande, AZ, and Linda Strutton of Kaufman, grandchildren: Julie Ripkowski, Ashley Jones, Patrick Eggleston, Michael Marcontell, Kendra Ponder, Lauren Wilson, Cara Wilson, Kathryn Eggleston Stieler, and Andrea Eggleston Stieler, great-grandchildren: Cameron, James, Jordan, Isabella, and one on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Gray

Bernice Parthenia Gray, 98 of Anahuac died on Monday, January 30, 2012 at Bayside Community Hospital in Anahuac with her family by her side.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and great-great-great grandmother.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Anahuac Cemetery under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. A gathering of Mrs. Gray's family and friends will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 1st at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gray was the past owner and operator of Gray Cleaners in Anahuac. She was a member of Anahuac United Methodist Church. Mrs. Gray was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bubba" Gray; parents, A.L. Hunter and Lillie McCoy Hunter; sisters, Floriene Burford; brothers, Darrell Hunter and Ralph Hunter, B.J. Hunter and Don Hunter; grandson, Guy Lyn McClung; son-in-law, Billy McClung.

Mrs. Gray is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann McClung; grandsons, Mark McClung and Kevin McClung and wife, Diane; numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, great-great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Please view, sign and share memories of Bernice in her guestbook at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Trevizo

Pedro Trevizo, 79, of Tutuaca, Chihuahua, MX, died Sunday, January 29, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held in Tutuaca, MX. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Pedro was born April 29, 1932 in Sta. Barbara Tutuaca, Chihuahua, MX, to parents; Toribio Trevizo and Maria Trevizo, and has resided in Dayton for the past year. He was a farmer and enjoyed horses, hunting, and farming.

Mr. Trevizo was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Bernardino Trevizo. He is survived by his wife: Marcelina Frias of Dayton, daughters: Armida Trevizo and husband Elias of Dayton, Rosalina Frias and husband Filiberto of WY, Ramona Frias and husband Francisco of McKinney, and Yolanda Trevizo of Dayton, sons: Victor Trevizo and wife Lucy of Dayton, Rafael Trevizo and wife Alma of Dayton, Gerardo Trevizo of Dayton, and Rodolfo Trevizo and wife Maribel of Plano, brothers: Ponsiano Trevizo of MX, Modesto Trevizo of MX, and Basilio Trevizo of MX, sisters: Ernestina Trevizo of MX, Josefina Trevizo of MX, Herlinda Trevizo of MX, and Maria Trevizo of MX, 20 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Black-Helbig

Gail D. Carlson Black-Helbig, 64, of Dayton, died Friday, January 27, 2012, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Liberty. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Gail was born May 26, 1947 in Plainfield, New Jersey, to parents; Elmer and Agnes Porkorney Carlson, a former resident of OK, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 15 years. She was a graduate of the Norwalk High School, attended nursing school, member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, an artist, salesperson, and the first female licensed pest control operator in California. She enjoyed making jewelry, sewing, other crafts, gardening, and proud of her Swedish heritage.

Mrs. Black was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughters: Haley Carter and husband Jimmy of Porter, Heather Wolstoncroft and husband Jeff of Davenport, OK, Heidi MacDonald of Davenport, OK, and Hillary Oswald and husband Tim of Dayton, brother: Alan Carlson and wife Kristina of Sweden, seven grandchildren, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

James

T.J. James – age 28 died suddenly at his home January 27, 2012.

T.J. was born in Dallas, Texas September 26, 1983 the son of Thomas James and Nora Andrews James. T.J. enjoyed making people laugh, fishing, and old cars. T.J. especially enjoyed history and politics; he loved to read books on WWII and the civil war. A true love to T.J. was his team the Dallas Cowboys.

He graduated from Liberty High School in 2002, and went on to receive his associates in Process Technology from Lee College and his Bachelors of Applied Technology in Process Operations Management Service from Brazosport College in Lake Jackson. T.J. also volunteered as a Volunteer Fire Fighter for the City of Liberty of Fire Department and a member of the Liberty Church of Christ.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his parents, Thomas James SR and Nora James of Liberty, sisters Angel Smart and her husband Kevin of Liberty, Crystal Alford and her husband Steven of Liberty, nieces and nephews, Kaylea Voldahl, Logan Smart, Lexi Smart, Kelsey Alford, Colton Alford, and Camden Alford. He also leaves T.J.’s “person” Stephanie Aelene Jennings. Visitation will be held Tuesday January 31, 2012 from 5-7PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas.

Funeral services will be held 10AM Wednesday February 1, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Liberty. Cremation services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Transitional Learning Center, 1528 Post Office St. Galveston, Texas 77550. Condolences can be made online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Harris

David Lee Harris, Sr., 66, of Kenefick, died Sunday, January 29, 2012, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

David was born October 7, 1945 in Kansas City, MO, to parents; Lilburn T. and Ada Mae Peede Harris, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in the Kenefick area for the past 40 years. He was a retired electrician from the Klemp Corporation and enjoyed fishing, wood working, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Sheila Woods Harris, daughter: RaeDonna Harris, brother: Harold Harris, and sisters: Evelyn Stewart and Mary Rice. He is survived by his son: David L. Harris, Jr. and wife Michelle of Cleveland, daughter: Kimberly Gray of Tarkington Prairie, stepsons: Donnie Brown of Dayton, Randy Brown of Hardin, and Matthew Brown of Houston, brothers: Jim Harris of Tarkington Prairie and Jack Harris of Houston, sister: Shirley Hilton of Center, 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Carrell

Irving Brent Carrell, 65 years of age, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Liberty, Texas died on January 15th, 2012.

Brent died from the effects of several strokes, and he will be cremated. Brent was the only child of I.B. Carrell, and Loeta Carrell of Liberty, Texas. He was born in Liberty, Texas on December 7, 1946. He attended Liberty schools from the 1st through the 12th grade and graduated from Liberty High School in 1965 and Texas A & M University with a B.S in Accounting in 1970, and Masters in Business Administration in 1971. He married Carolina Cisneros in Galveston, Texas on April 28, 1973. Their marriage license was issued by his aunt, Lela Mae Catchings, Deputy County Clerk.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. They had no children. Brent and his wife also raised Boxers obtained from the Boxer rescue organization. Brent was a CPA and business consultant in Houston. He enjoyed his hobbies of collecting antiques and his wife collected Trench Art. He will be missed by his related, aunt, cousins and neighbors.

Services will be scheduled later and his and Cal’s ashes will be spread in accordance with his directive. Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences can be made online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Somers

Velma Mae Street Somers – age 83 died Sunday January 22, 2012 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. Velma was born July 12, 1928 in Cold Spring, the daughter of the late Alvin Street and Lurah Allen Street.

Velma enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting, sewing and painting. She worked with her late husband Martin J. Somers as a clerk at Voygts Variety for many years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Liberty. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons, Wayne Somers and wife Diane of Princeton, New Jersey and Alan Somers and his wife Tori of Pleasanton, Texas. In addition she leaves seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Velma will be held Thursday January 26, 2012 from 5-7PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 2PM Friday January 27, 2012 at the funeral home with Rev. Ken Davis to officiate. Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Disney

Steven K. Disney, age 61, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Clinton.

Steven attended Hinds Creek Baptist Church. Steven had many friends, enjoyed music, mostly Elvis Presley, and loved to travel with his sister Mary.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jason and Mary Hutton Disney; sister, Gloria Williams.

Steven is survived by his brother, Charles Hill and wife Wanda of Clinton; sisters, Mary Robbins and Sharlene Mc Cutcheon of Clinton, TN., Sharron Martin and JoAnn Hoffeld of Dayton, TX; special nieces, Stephanie Fregia, Angie and Lisa McCutcheon all of Dayton, TX and many other nieces and nephews; special cousins, Clark and Carol Courtney, Jack Taylor, Carolyn Brenyard and Estell and Bobby Nelson; special friends: Janet Elliott, Logan Elliott, Kelsey Elliott and Helena.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Interment will be at a later date in Grandview Memorial Park in Pasadena.

Please view, sign and share memories of Steven in his guest book at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Burchfield

Harold Burchfield, age 73, of Daisetta, TX, died on January 24, 2012. He was born September 11, 1938 in Fastrill, TX, to Hubert and Eula Burchfield.

He spent his early years in Diboll, TX, before eventually relocating to Daisetta. Harold served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Natural Gas and Pipeline Company of America after 30 plus years of service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and he never met a stranger. He was a member and Deacon of Central Baptist Church of Daisetta for 36 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sherian Burchfield of Daisetta; son, James Burchfield and wife Cindy of Daisetta; four grandchildren, Patrick, Timothy, Casey and Hayden; two great grandchildren, Kellan and Kamdyn; one sister, Carolyn Ellison and husband Delbert of Diboll, TX; many numerous nieces and nephews. Harold will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

His family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday January 27, 2012 at Central Baptist Church of Daisetta. A service of remembrance will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday January 28, 2012 at Central Baptist Church of Daisetta, officiated by Pastor Bill Fabriguze. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Lufkin, TX, officiated by Pastor Blackie Cranford.
Serving as pallbearers will be Patrick Taylor, Timothy Taylor, Cody Mayon, Betty Johnson, Johnny Downs and David Hickman. The honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Central Baptist Church.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Faith and Family Funeral Services, Hwy 105 E, Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Cassita

Pearlie B. Green Cassita, 86, of Dayton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at the Heritage Villa Nursing Home in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Acie Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Services are entrusted to Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Pearlie was born March 23, 1925 in Dayton, to parents; Manual and Phylis Roberts Green and has resided in Dayton throughout her life. She was a homemaker, member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, attended Ark of Life Church, and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and gardening.

Mrs. Cassita was preceded in death by her father: Manual Green, mother: Phylis Roberts Edwards, stepfather: Horace Edwards, husband: Earlie B. Cassita, sisters: Etta Bea Green, Bessie Briggs, and Alberta York, and brothers: Calvin, David, and Otis Green. She is survived by her nephew: Bennie Curtis of Dayton, niece: Cecil McDonald of Odessa, MO, special niece-in-law: Lois M. Redmon of Dayton, Godchildren: Norma Jean Johnson, Melodye Lopez, Robert Elliott, Sr., Jennifer Curtis, and Charles King, Sr., sisters-in-law: Mary Elliott, Margie Green, and Bernice Green, and numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The family would like to thank Virginia Johnson and the staff of Heritage Villa Nursing Home, for the care given to Mrs. Cassita.

Berry

Wanda Yvonne McIntyre Berry, 87 of San Marcus died on Tuesday, January 23, 2012 with her family at her side. She was born to Thelma and Floyd McIntyre December 16, 1924 in Orange Field, Texas and was the oldest daughter of nine children.

In 1943 she graduated from White Castle High School in Louisiana and moved to Orange, Texas where she met her beloved husband Thomas Berry. They lived most of their married lives in Dayton, Texas where they raised their three children. Wanda moved to San Marcus, Texas in 2005 where she lived next to her oldest daughter.

Wanda was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dayton, Texas and a member of Eastern Star where she reached the level of Worthy Matron. Wanda had a talent for painting and won many prized ribbons at art shows. She was former president and member of Women’s Club, Stitch and Chatter and the Art League. She also did ceramics which she shared with her family and friends. She enjoyed fishing and spent time with her fishing buddies at their lake house. Wanda also loved to travel and toured much of the United States with her parents and later her sister-in-law, Connie Berry.

Wanda and Tommy loved to dance, entertain friends and spend time with their family at home. They spent many years working together in the Western Auto they owned in Dayton. Wanda was the adored mother of three children and she and Tommy were very active in their schools and church activities. Wanda spent countless hours cooking for the many teenage friends that gathered at the Berry house on any given weekend. She was a second “Mom” to so many of her children’s friends.

Tommy died in 1979 after 36 years of marriage and Wanda remained in Dayton. Of all the things she like to do including gardening, playing cards and drinking coffee with the neighbors, she most loved spending time with her grandchildren. She adored them and was not ashamed to brag about them every chance she got.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: C. Thomas Berry, her brothers, Floyd McIntyre, Jerry McIntyre, her sisters, Bonnie Thiac, Carmen Yost, and Joyce Beadle. She is survived by her children: Kay Berry Willoughby and husband Mike of San Marcus; Ken Berry and wife D-Ann of Liberty; Karen Berry Hyman and husband Wayne of Jersey Village; five grandchildren: Chris Berry and wife Brooke of Houston, Kendall Tucker of Houston, Wendi Mostyn of Wimberly, Ellen Willoughby of Austin, Jill Ashby and husband Norm of Georgetown; great-grandchildren: Jack Michael Mostyn, Mollie Elizabeth Mostyn, Cooper Michael Ashby, Annie Kay Ashby, Lindsay Drummond, and Lucy Jacq Holt; her brothers: Jack Wynn McIntyre of Louisiana, Ted Lee McIntyre & wife Ruth of Georgia, and James Wayne McIntyre & wife Bobbie of Louisiana; special friend: Frances Paré of Dayton; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

The family request that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Central Texas Medical Center Hospice Care, 1315 IH 35 North, San Marcus, Texas 78666 or Alzheimer’s Association, 3429 Executive Center Dr. Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78731.

Services for Wanda will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Dayton with interment to follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery, Dayton. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until service time Thursday morning.

Please visit www.pacestancil.com to sign the guest book and leave fond memories of Wanda for the family.

Cheadle

Lois Eagan Cheadle, 91, of Sulphur, LA, died Sunday, January 22, 2012 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at the Coldspring United Methodist Church with burial following at the Oakwood Cemetery in Coldspring. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Coldspring.

Lois was born August 19, 1920 in Pawhuska, OK, to parents; William L. and Margaret Crowley Eagan, a former resident of Coldspring, and has resided in Louisiana for the past eight years. She was a high school graduate, a former paralegal during WW II, member and former Sunday school teacher of the Coldspring United Methodist Church, and a lone girl scout. She also enjoyed dancing, music, crafts, and reading.

Mrs. Cheadle was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years: John Cheadle, daughter: Elizabeth A. “Betty” Wright, parents: William L. and Margaret Crowley Eagan, and brother: Frank Otis Eagan. She is survived by her daughters: Mary Harrell and husband Frank of Lake Charles, LA and Sharon Sue Lyons and husband Kenneth, PhD. of Lebanon, NJ, grandchildren: Joyce Lynn Raymer, Col. Michael A. Wright, Maj. William C. Wright, Dr. Robert A. Wright, James P. Lyons, Anita C. Lyons, Maj. John L. Harrell, Dr. Brian R. Harrell and Kristen M. Harrell, great-grandchildren: Sgt. Devin Raymer, Joshua Raymer, Garrett Raymer, Braeden Wright, Michael Tyler Wright, Rachel Wright, Andrew John Harrell, and Paige Ava Harrell, great great-grandchild: Scout Molly Raymer, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of usual floral remembrances the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the U.S.O., in Mrs. Cheadle’s name

Frauenberger

Edna (Guidry) Frauenberger died peacefully on January 21, 2012. She was born in Lafayette Louisiana on November 4, 1923 to Mr. and Mrs. Olide Guidry. They moved to Texas in 1929 and settled in Daisetta.

She graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School. She loved sports and played four years of basketball, softball, volleyball and tennis and bowled for 32 years. She baked fruit cakes for 23 years. She was preceded in death by her husband (the love of her life) George Nelson Frauenberger of Raywood, Texas. Parents Mr. and Mrs. Olide Guidry of Daisetta, Texas. Her four brothers J.C. (Jim) Guidry of Sour Lake, Texas, Hillyed Guidry of Thibodeaux, Louisiana, Woodrow Guidry of Daisetta, Texas, and an infant baby brother of Daisetta, Texas. Two sisters, Betty Joe Mielsch of Houston, Texas, and an infant baby sister of Daisetta, Texas.

She is survived by her loving son, Richard Wayne (Ricky) Frauenberger the 1st and wife Linda of Sulphur Louisiana. Three grandsons, Richard Wayne Frauenberger the 2nd and wife Teri of Grapeland, Texas, Kevin Wayne Frauenberger and wife Pamela of Wortham, Texas, and Chris Frauenberger of Sulphur, Louisiana. Six great grandchildren, Lisa, Shelby, and Richard Wayne Frauenberger the 3rd of Grapeland, Texas and Kade, Kole, and Kenadi Frauenberger of Wortham, Texas. Two step daughters, Amy and Pete Richard of Sulphur, Louisiana and Amanda Heaton of Cornelleos, Oregon. Two step great grandchildren, Josh and Riley of Sulphur, Louisiana. Two sisters, Vivian Richard of Jennings, Louisiana, Elizabeth and Jabo Tywater of Alvin, Texas, many nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. We would like to extend our thanks to Shari Frank and Danielle Tywater (who were like daughters) for all their continued support in our time of need throughout the years.

Edna most recently belonged to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood, Texas and formerly attended and was married at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty, Texas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. David celebrate under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Rite of Committal will follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. A gathering of Edna’s family and friends will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday with a rosary recited at 6:30 P.M. in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.

Please view, sign and share memories of Edna in her guest book at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

McManus

John Scott McManus, 56, of Wallisville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at his home with his family by his side.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 24th at Middleton Memorial United Methodist Church, 2241 Wallisville-Liberty Road 77597 with Reverend Randy Carrion and J.D. O'Donell officiating under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. Interment will follow in Worthy Cemetery in Liberty. A gathering of Scott's family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, January 23, 2012 at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac.

Scott was born in Liberty on May 26, 1955 to the Late J.C. McManus and Beatrice Eddlemon McManus. Scott was a 1973 graduate of Anahuac High School and a faithful member of Middleton Memorial United Methodist Church, 2241 Wallisville-Liberty Road 77597.

He retired from Exxon Mobil Refinery after 36 years of service working at both Monroe City and Baytown. Scott enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and visiting with friends.

Scott leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 27 years, Debbie Turner McManus; children, Callie, Clint and Abby; brother, Charles McManus and wife, Brenda of Wallisville; sisters, Peggy Hill and husband, Sam of Anahauc, Donna Davis and husband, Howard of Liberty; in addition Scott leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and a host of additional family and friends.

All who knew Scott and loved him will sadly miss him. The family request in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Middleton Memorial United Methodist Church of Wallisville.

Please view, sign and share memories of Scott in his guest book at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Morris

Karen Elaine Houk Morris, 63, of Baytown died surrounded by her family, Thursday, January 19, 2012.

Karen was born June 17, 1948 in Cassville, Missouri to parents Raymond Dillenger Houk and Rosalie Opal Rowland Houk. She graduated from Exeter High School in Missouri and had lived in the Baytown and Dayton areas for the past 36 years where she worked for Goodwill. Karen loved her family especially the grandchildren and she enjoyed her coffee and shopping. Her family will remember her as the best Mom in the world and she will be missed by all who loved her.

Karen was preceded in death by her father and her son: Michael David Fields. She is survived by daughters: Miranda Morgan and husband Stephen of Dayton, Melanie Williams of Baytown, and Melissa Fields of Baytown; mother: Rosalie Hayes of Liberty; brothers: Tim Hayes and wife Terry of Liberty, Lonny Houk and wife Kay of Missouri, and Larry Houk of Missouri; sisters: Penny Ervin & husband Gordon of Odessa and Polly Carlisle and husband Joe of Missouri; grandchildren: Shane, Stephenie, Stephen, Isaiah, Quanisha, Alexander, and Hannah; also numerous other relatives and friends.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Please visit www.pacestancil.com to sign the guest book and leave fond memories of Karen for the family.

Hogan

Margie Ann Hogan, 65 of Dayton died with her family by her side on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at her residence.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and sister.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 22, 2012 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. A gathering of Margie's family and friends will be from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Bertha Lewis; daughters, Jamie Burton and Susie Cooley; brother, James Lewis; sister, Mavis Wood; niece, Jo Ann Hambert. She loved being on the water, traveling in their motor home, motorcycles and being outdoors.

She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Alvey Hogan of Dayton; daughter, Cynthia DeLuna and husband, Louie of Dayton; sister, Hilda Chapel and husband, Virgil of North Carolina, Barbara Dusak of Humble; grandchildren, Breanna Burton, Blake Burton, Cassie DeLuna, Stephanie DeLuna, Ruby Hogan, Ercia Hogan, Allison Hogan; great-grandchildren, Gavin Woodyard and Khloe DeLuna; stepchildren, Dean Handley and husband, John, Joel Hogan and wife, Dawn; special nephew, Joseph Dusak and a host of other family and friends.

Please view, sign, and share memories of Margie in her guestbook at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Frazier

Deborah Delores Frazier 56 of Sour Lake, died Monday January 16, 2012 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital of Beaumont.

She was born on October 20, 1955 in Kountze Texas to E.J. Kelley Sr. and Evelyn Juanita Oxley. Deborah had lived in Sour Lake most of her life and was a Bus Driver with 12 years of service at The Hardin Jefferson Independent School District and was a faithful and longtime member of The Apostolic Lighthouse Church of Sour Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Ralph Glenn Frazier Jr.

She is survived by her husband Glenn Frazier of Sour Lake, son Mark Christopher Frazier and wife Cassy of Sour Lake. Brothers Billy Kelley and wife Shirley of Sour Lake, Bobby Kelley and wife Pat of Sour Lake, E.J. Kelley and wife Michelle of Sour Lake. Sisters Evelyn Myrick of Sour Lake, Carol Lowrey and husband Ernie of Sour Lake, Sherry Craigen and husband Danny of DeRidder, and Donna Pricer and husband Duane of Sour Lake. Grandchildren Justin Frazier, Janson Frazier and Kaylee Frazier. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday January 21, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church of Sour Lake with Reverend M.D. Miller and Reverend Randy Davis officiating interment will follow at the Rosedale cemetery in Sour Lake. The family will be recieving friends on Friday January 20, 2012 from 6:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Apostolic Lighthouse church. Pallbearers will be Aaron Frazier, Bobby Kelley Jr, Dean Peeler, Charles Bell, Kelly Myrick, Terry Peeler. Honorary pallbearers are Keith Frazier and Ace Lang.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson Texas 77519 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time.

To view on-line obituary or post a tribute for the family visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.co

Simmons

John C. Simmons, 60, of Dayton, died Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at home surrounded by family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Liberty. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, at the church parish hall. Family will receive friends after the service at John and Susan’s home, for a dove release ceremony at 5 p.m. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

John was born January 25, 1951 in Livingston, to parents; M. J. and Mary Beth Cox Simmons, and has resided in Dayton throughout his life. He was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1969, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Lamar University in 1973, and was a State Tax Consultant and partner for Gamble-Simmons LP for 34 years. He also served in many community service positions including; Dayton Citizen of the Year 2009, former Board Member for the Dayton City Council, Senior Member of the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department with 27 years of service including 19 years as Treasurer, City of Dayton Quality of Life Budget and Street committees and Chairman of the “Memorial Mile Project”, member and former vestry person for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, former Chairman in 2002, Director, and member of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, member of the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce, and past member for the Dayton Noon Lions Club. He also enjoyed his cattle, traveling, gardening, reading, playing dominoes, movies, and especially spending time with his family and friends. John will be remembered as a devoted son, dedicated and loving husband, proud father and grandfather.

Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his mother: Mary Beth Cox Simmons, father-in-law: John Loy Arnold, and brother-in-law: John Andrew Arnold. He is survived by his wife of 17 years: Susan Arnold Simmons of Dayton, daughter: Lindsay Lee of Humble, sons: Adam Saffel and wife Aline of Hillsboro, OR, Nicholas Saffel and wife Marina of Atlanta, GA, and Phillip Saffel and wife Amanda of Lubbock, father: M. J. Simmons of Dayton, sisters: Rosemary Brothers and husband W. T. of Dayton and Margaret Simmons of Dayton, mother-in-law: Jeanne Arnold of Clearwater, FL, grandchildren: Regan, Natalie, Eli, and Olivia Saffel, nephew: M. J. Brothers, nieces: Katherine and Anna Brothers, many relatives, and friends.

In lieu of floral remembrances, the family requests that memorials be made to the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Columbarium Fund at P.O. Box 10357; 2041 Trinity Ave., Liberty, Texas 77575, in John’s name.

Tippit

Nona Nora Wolf Tippit, 97, formerly of Dayton died Monday, January 16, 2012 at her home in Sugarland.

She was born August 26, 1914 in El Campo, Texas to parents Arnold Frederick Wolf, Sr. and Paula Bender Wolf. She graduated from El Campo High School and had been a long time resident of Dayton before moving to Sugarland. Mrs. Tippit was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church and formerly attended St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Liberty where she was active in the Alter Guild. She was also a member of the Lakata Club in Dayton.

Services for Mrs. Tippit will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2012 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Liberty with interment to follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Mrs. Tippit was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband of 75 years, Morgan M. Tippit of Sugarland; her daughter, Karen Tippit Glass and husband Leo of Missouri City; her grandsons, Paul Morgan Glass and wife Janet of Sugarland and David Michael Glass and wife Celeste of Sugarland; her great grandchildren, Jennifer Marie Glass, Paul Michael Glass, Allyson Margarette Glass, Andrew Morgan Glass, Susannah Michael Glass, and Allen Michael Glass; her great great-grandchild, Addison Morgan Glass; her brother, Arnold Wolf, Jr. and wife Bess of Fredericksburg; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

For those who desire memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. To view and sign Mrs. Tippit’s guest book go to www.pacestancil.com

Cartee

Loretta Cartee of Sour Lake, Texas died today January 16, 2012 at age 75.

She was a loving Grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildern, who she adored. She was preceded by her husband Jerry Cartee and parents Henry and Lily Mae Cook. She was survived by her children Clay Dillard of Lumberton, Doss Dillard of Sour Lake, and Terri Stroud of Collins Miss. Also her seven Grandchildren and one Greatgrandchild.

Her family will be recieving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Services.A service of remembrance wild be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Faith and Family Funeral home chapel in Batson, Texas, officiated by Reverend Clarance Russell. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetary in Sour Lake.

Serving as pallbearers Shane Burke, Rusty Dillard, Trevor Stroud, Joe Semore, Thomas Derrick and Keegan Smith.

To view an on-line obituary please visit faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Arrangments are under the direction of Faith and Family Services of Batson, Texas. 77519, 936-262-2100 or 936-336-2222.

Tyson

Henry L. Tyson, 47, of Dayton, died Sunday, January 15, 2012, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 19, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Dayton with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Henry was born June 30, 1964 in Orlando, FL, to parents; George W. and Joyce E. Heaberlin Tyson, a former resident of Kississime, FL, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 40 years. He was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1982, veteran of the US Marine Corps, a patrol sergeant for the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, the 100 Club’s Officer of the Year for 2010, and former officer for Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and Precinct 3 Harris County Constables Office. He also enjoyed collecting guns and his work.

Officer Tyson is survived by his wife of 28 years: Patty Alawine Tyson of Dayton, daughters: Editha Tyson of Austin and Miranda Tyson of Dayton, son: Henry Tyson of Dayton, parents: George W. and Joyce E. Heaberlin Tyson of Dayton, sister: Bonita Merrill and husband Bill of Houston, brother: George Tyson and wife Malinda of Austin, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of usual floral remembrances, the family requests that donations be made to the 100 Club, Inc., 5555 San Felipe St Ste 520, Houston TX 77056-2733, in Henry’s name.

Touchet

William Frank Touchet age 58 died at his home in Richwood, Texas Friday January 13, 2012 with his family by his side.

William was born in Liberty, Texas May 21, 1953 the son of Frank Touchet and Effie Lorene Phillips Touchet. He worked in construction specializing in concrete; he worked for Jackson Taylor Construction, Brown and Root, National Pipe and Tube, last working for JVI Industrial as a Civil Project Manager. He enjoyed cooking, hunting, playing his guitar, and dancing. William especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Effie Lorene Phillips Touchet, grandson Connor Touchet, and a brother in law Gerald Randy Kent.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his father Frank Touchet of Liberty, wife Elaine Touchet of Richwood, daughter Chiva Cleaver and her companion Mike of Humble, son Jacob Touchet and wife Sandy of Gatesville, sisters Bonnie Wolffe of Fort Worth, Charlotte Presnul and husband Eddie of Liberty, Agnes Hendry and husband Oscar of Liberty, brother in law Joe Kent and wife Linda of Liberty, sister in law Kelli Baucum and husband Dan of Abilene, mother and father in law Ray and Ruth Ferguson of Liberty, seven grandchildren Dustin, Chance, Tommy, Chloe, Casey, Ashlyn, and Cera. In addition he leaves numerous nieces, nephews and a host of additional family and friends. William will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held Tuesday January 17, 2012 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N Travis Liberty, Texas. A graveside service will be held 2PM Wednesday January 18, 2012 in Guedry Cemetery, Batson, Texas. Condolences can be made online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hotaling

William James Hotaling age 16, died Friday January 13, 2012 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

William was born in Baytown, March 13, 1995 the son of Bernard James Hotaling and Jeanetha Gayle Hanson Hotaling. William was a junior at Liberty High School and was a talented baseball player. He enjoyed video games and all sports.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Barbara Hotaling and an Uncle Robert J. Hanson.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his father Bernard James Hotaling and mother Jeanetha Gayle “Cissy” Hotaling both of Liberty, sister Jamielynn Denise Hotaling of Liberty, maternal grandparents Jack and Janette Hanson of Dayton, paternal grandfather Bernard Hotaling of Oklahoma City, aunts Ann Hotaling of Daisetta, Jane Duncan of Lacey, WA, Karen Garcia of San Antonio, uncles Allan Hotaling of Fort Worth, Sonny Hotaling of Liberty, and Jack Hanson Jr. of Wilmington, DE. In addition he leaves a host of friends and family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held for William Monday January 16, 2012 at North Main Baptist Church in Liberty from 6-9PM. Funeral services to be held 10AM Tuesday January 17, 2012 at North Main Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the William James Hotaling Memorial Fund c/o Prosperity Bank 520 Main St. Liberty, Texas or any other Prosperity Bank location. Condolences can be made online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Caskey

Jan Powell Caskey, 67, of Dayton, died Saturday, January 14, 2012, at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jan was born July 16, 1944 in Monahans, to parents; C. B. “Buck” and Geraldine L. Hartman Powell, a former resident of Atascocita, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 10 years. She was a graduate of the Ft. Stockton High School class of 1963, attended college in Midland/Odessa, a retired correctional officer from T.D.C.J. Plain State Jail, a former EMT for Ft. Stockton, and a former volunteer for the Texas Gay Rodeo Association. She also enjoyed camping, gardening, ceramics, and stained glass.

Ms. Caskey was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her life partner: Carrie Uhrich of Dayton, sons: Vance Caskey and wife Heather of Pearl River, LA and Kraig Caskey and wife Quechi of Little Elm, sisters: Carla Barrett of Plano and Gwen Sackett of Groesbeck, brother: Rodney Powell of AK, grandchildren: Bryson, Brock, Trevor, and Kassidy Caskey, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of usual floral remembrances, the family requests that donations be made to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486, to further leukemia research in Jan’s Name.

Hairston

Merle D. Westberry Hairston, 63, of Killeen, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012, in Dayton.

Visitation and services will be held from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, January 15, 2012, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Merle was born October 26, 1948 in El Paso, to parents; Robert B. and Nora C. Cambell Westberry. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, macramé, drawing portraits, and collecting.

Mrs. Hairston was preceded in death by her father: Robert Berlin Westberry and brother-in-law: Doyle Buchanan. She is survived by her sons: Kenneth Hairston of Dayton and Richard Hairston and wife Michelle of Dayton, mother: Nora C. Cambell Westberry of Temple, sisters: Berlin Morgan and husband Freddie of Rogers, Evelyn Taylor and husband William of North Zulch, Jolie Buchanan of Rogers, Charlene Fisher and husband Ron of Valley Center, Dorene Holmes and husband Craig of Covington, GA, Francine Tucker and husband Paul of Manor, and Tammy Greensage of Rogers, brother: Robert Lee Westberry and wife Tina of Red Ranger, special friend: Pat O’Hara of Belton, grandchildren: Kenneth M. Hairston, Frederick M. Hairston, and Cassandra P. Hairston, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Boudro

Linn B. “Pa Pa Boodie” Boudro, Sr., 54, of Kenefick, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the Veterans Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2012, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Linn was born February 27, 1957 in Dayton, to parents; L. Bruntz and Cora Lorine Armstrong Boudro, and has resided in the Dayton area throughout his life. He was a retired crew chief in the aeronautical field, veteran of the US Air Force, attended New Life Church in Kenefick, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, auto races, gardening, and fireworks.

Mr. Boudro was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 38 years: Linda Noe Boudro of Kenefick, sons: Linn B. Boudro, Jr. of Dayton and Christopher Boudro of Kenefick, sister: Carolyn Davis and husband Skeeter of Nacogdoches, sisters-in-law: JoAnn Gutierrez and husband Mike of Dayton, Jeannie McDowell of LA, Tina Tester of AR, and Shirley Creel of Baytown, brother-in-law: Joel Noe of Baytown, grandchildren: Courtney, Kaitlynn, Cerice, and Zoe, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Olson

Johnny Lee Olson age 58 died January 6, 2012 at his home.

Johnny was born February 14, 1953 in Rockport, Texas. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Linda Joyce Olson of Liberty, daughters Natalie Scott of Port Arthur, Laura Smith of Liberty, Kimberly Metcalfe of Vermont, son William Lee Bryant Jr. of Liberty. In addition he leaves thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Cremation services were entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N Travis Liberty, Texas. Please visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com to send your condolences online.

Downs

Saundra Michelle Downs, 37 of Vidor died on Monday, January 9, 2012 at her residence. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, January 13, 2012.

Saundra was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arnold and Ellamae Marcontell; father and mother-in-law, James and Margaret Downs. She was a graduate of Vidor High School.

Saundra is survived by her husband, Charles Downs; daughters, Kayla, Katie, and Kassy Downs; son, Charles Downs II all of Vidor; parents, Larry and Connie Viator of Vidor; brothers, Kenneth Johnson and wife, Donna of Baytown, Bruce Viator of Baytown, Jesse Viator and wife Brittany of Baytown and Dusty Viator of Baytown; sisters, Brandy LeDoux and husband Joey of Sulphur, LA., Samantha Machulski and husband Jason of SulphurLA; and a host of other family and friends.

Please view, sign and share memories of Saundra in her guestbook at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Phillips

Lester James Phillips 74, of Baytown,TX, passed away peacefully with his family at his side. He was born to Richmond Phillips and Bonnie Gorrell on February 18,1937. He attended public schools in the Crosby I.S.D and graduated from Charles R.Drew. Lester served his country in the U.S.Navy. Lester was employed for many years as a Chef for the Goose Creek Country Club and was terrific. He was a memeber of the Shiloh MBC where he sang in the Male Chorus and delighted the church with his cooking skills at the yearly Church anniversary cookouts. Lester was married for 35 years to Sharon Robinson Phillips to this union five children were born.

Lester leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and devoted wife Sharon Phillips of Baytown,TX; Five children Wesley Moore (Penny) and Jeremiah Phillips both of Baytown,TX; Neosha Wheeler of Houston,TX; Yvette and Leslie Phillips both of Los Angeles,Ca; 12 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild; 5 Brothers; 1Sister and a host of relative and friends.

A Celebration of his life will begin with a wake service Friday January 13,2012 from 7pm until 9pm and Funeral Services held Saturday January 14,2012 at 12 noon. Both services will be held at the Shiloh MBC 12418 Crosby Lynchburg Rd.Crosby,TX 77532 with Rev I.E. Holmes officiating.

Olson

Johnny Lee Olson age 58 died January 6, 2012 at his home. Johnny was born February 14, 1953 in Rockport, Texas.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Linda Joyce Olson of Liberty, daughters Natalie Scott of Port Arthur, Laura Smith of Liberty, Kimberly Metcalfe of Vermont, son William Lee Bryant Jr. of Liberty. In addition he leaves thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Cremation services were entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N Travis Liberty, Texas. Please visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com to send your condolences online.

 

Wood

Phillip A. “Andy” Wood, 56, of Dayton, died Monday, January 9, 2012, at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 12, 2012, at the Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin with burial following thereafter. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Andy was born September 7, 1955 in Owensboro, KY, to parents; Follis C. and Ida Wood, a former resident of Hardin, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 35 years. He was a graduate of the Liberty High School class of 1973, attended Lee College, and was a retired maintenance supervisor for Enterprise Products of Mt. Belvieu after 28 years of employment. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Wood is survived by his sons: Brian Wood and wife Meredith of Dayton and Brandon Wood and wife Alicia of Dayton, parents: Follis C. and Ida Wood of Hardin, brother: Mark Wood and wife Marie of San Antonio, sister: Cindy Wood of Hardin, grandchildren: Andrew, Landon, Marcus, and Sierra Wood, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Traylor

Jimmy Wayne Traylor, 59, beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, born Sunday, November 16, 1952 in New Boston, Texas to William Herman Traylor & Laura Virginia (Chester) Traylor; died Sunday, January 8, 2012 in Dayton, Texas.

Jimmy has been a resident of the Dayton area for over seven years; after retiring from Austin Brown & Root after ten years of faithful service as a pipe fitter. Jimmy moved to Dayton to pursue a passion of his in pig farming which he very much enjoyed. Jimmy enjoyed many things in life such as raising pigs, working outdoors and working on cars; but what he loved more than anything were the times he shared with his family and friends. Fond memories will always be cherished of Jimmy as he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his father, William Herman Traylor.

Jimmy is survived by his beloved wife, Joann Traylor; his loving daughters, Gayle Nelson & husband Kristopher and Jennifer Traylor; his loving mother, Laura Traylor; sister, Nora Smith & husband Ron, Sarah Smithers & husband Woody and Phyllis Gordon & husband Glenn; brother, Rusty Traylor and numerous nieces, nephews and loving family members and friends.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 5-8pm at Sterling ~ White Funeral Home in the Chapel. A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 10:00am at Sterling ~ White Funeral Home in the Chapel.

Services have been entrusted to Sterling ~ White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road, Highlands, Texas 77562. To send the family condolences please visit www.sterlingwhite.com.

Keith

Travis “T.K.” Weaver Keith, age 68, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away at his residence Sunday, January 8, 2012. He was born April 30, 1943 in Cleveland, Texas to parents, Lester W. and Callie Keith. Keith spent his lifetime in the Cleveland/Tarkington Prairie community and was a graduate of Tarkington High School.

Survivors include his loving wife of 20 years Donna Keith; sons Travis Keith Jr., Ray Keith; step-sons Seth and Stacey Whitmire, Walter and Laticia Reeves, Homer and Laura Reeves; brother Jackie and Patsy Keith; sister Maxine Keith and Chuck Erderly; eleven grandchildren Michael, Jessica, Cody, Seth Jr., Michael W., Triston, Cassie, Dillan, Vance, Vincent, and Danica; great-grandchildren Justin, Nataleigh and Caleb; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other cherished family members and treasured friends.

The family will receive friends for visitation Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 12, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Chapel with interment following at Ryan Cemetery. Pallbearers include Travis Keith Jr., Ray Keith, Walter Reeves, Homer Reeves, Sammy Pierce, and Roy Files. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (Cancer Research), “In Memory of Travis Weaver Keith”, 755 South 11th St., Ste. 212, Beaumont, Texas 77701. For a special card to be sent to the family, contact 1-800-227-2345 or www.cancer.org.

Le Vrier

Mary Frances doesn’t live here anymore. She has gone to spend eternity with Mr. Jim. In Saratoga, Texas, at midnight, December 10, 1916, a baby girl was born to “Miss Kate” and R.A. Hudgins. They named her Mary Frances.

When she was eight years old, Santa left her a brand new pair of ball-bearing roller skates. Skating became her life-time hobby. It didn’t matter whether it was in a skating rink that played waltz-time music or on a city sidewalk. She would strap on a pair of skates and skate with the wind, sometimes alone, sometimes with a partner.

Her father followed the oil booms, so they lived in many places in Texas. She attended schools in Italy, Marlin, Mexia, Victoria and Beeville. After graduating from Beeville High School in 1935, she entered Southwest Texas State Teacher’s College in San Marcos where she majored in Elementary Education. While skating in the college park, she met, and later fell in love with Jim Le Vrier from Daisetta. After a two-year campus romance, they married in Pettus, Texas on September 8, 1937. Jim taught school in Rye, Honey Island and Daisetta. During this time they had three children…Bobby, Beverly and Gary. On vacations the family traveled extensively. After World War II, Jim was employed by Texaco Oil Company with whom he worked until his sudden death in 1976.

Attaching a title to Mary Frances is difficult. She was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church. In Daisetta, she ran the gamut from pulpit to janitorial duties, when needed. Through the years she taught Sunday School classes for adults, youth and children. She served on the Administrative Board, was Church Lay Leader, Recording Secretary, Communion Steward, Educational Director, Membership Chairman, and for years served on the Bereavement and Memorial Committees. She served many years as President of the Women’s Society of Christian Service, where she received an Honorary Life-time Membership Pin and later held office in the United Methodist Womens Union. In 1953, the membership of the Daisetta Church outgrew their little building. There was a contest and Mrs. Le Vrier’s floor plan was accepted for the new brick church we worship in today. She wrote, directed and produced some comical, sometimes serious entertainment for monthly church fellowship suppers. Hull-Daisetta Administrators and Faculty looked forward, as guests, each September to the Methodist supper and Mrs. Le Vrier’s entertainment. In April each year the graduating classes eagerly anticipated her hilarious programs at, as they called it “Mrs. Le Vriers” church. Next to her church and family, she loved and mothered all children. She was a substitute teacher for all classes in the Hull-Daisetta School System for 25 years. Her tree-shaded lawn was the “unofficial city playground” where young boys came to play games of all kinds, summer and winter. Through their school years, she was room mother for each of her three children. She held offices in Hull and Daisetta PTA’s and was the first recipient of an Honorary Lifetime Membership given by the Daisetta Parent-Teacher Association. She taught Parliamentary Law courses and installed officers in several area organizations. Mrs. Le Vrier directed weddings for friends and former students of various denominations. She helped organize the Hull-Daisetta Community Center, serving as its first Treasurer. She was selected General Chairperson for the first Hull-Daisetta Mardi Gras in the late 1950’s Mary Frances was very active in the Hull-Daisetta Study Club, holding local and Magnolia district offices and several capacities in the Federation of Women’s Club. During one of her terms of office as President of the study club, she with Coach Thompson and Coach Evans, named the streets of Daisetta. The Lions Club became interested and bought the metal street signs and had them installed at every street intersection. Jim and Mary were active in the local Cub Scouting program. For 52 years she worked in the Local, County, State and General elections, starting as a clerk, but retired in 1998 as the Presiding Judge. In 1999, the First United Methodist Church of Daisetta honored Mary Frances with a reception recognizing her for many years of service and exceptional contributions to her church. Some church men called her “Saint Mary” while other friends called her a grand lady. At her wedding ceremony to Jim in 1937, she quoted the pledge of Ruth to Naomi from the Old Testament (Ruth 1: 16-17) and she faithfully kept that promise. As the years passed and the steps began to falter, God’s Guardian Angel gently took her hand and led her to Jim. She will be missed.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Jim, her parents Kate and R.A. Hudgins, three sisters, Iva Watts, Montez Hudgins, and Bethel Ediger. She is survived by her children; Bill and Bobby Le Vrier of Kissimmee, Fl. , Beverly and Gary Nelms of Garland, Tx., Belva and Gary Le Vrier of Irving, Tx., eight Grandchildren, fourteen Great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

All friends, family and former students of Mary Frances are kindly invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Sunday, January 15, 2012, at Allison Funeral Service Chapel, 1101 N. Travis St., Liberty, Texas 77575, and to “Celebrate the Life of Mary Frances Le Vrier” at 2pm, Monday, January 16, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church of Daisetta, Texas . Interment will follow in Guedry Cemetery, Batson, Texas.

To view and sign the guestbook, visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Stich

Linda Kay Jones Stich, widow of Wesley Keller Stich, Jr., and loving mother to Robert M. Schwartz, Jr., Linda Ellen Ashburn Iler, and Charles Ellis Stich, died Saturday, New Years Eve.

Linda retired in 1995. Linda is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren, one sister and her good friend and caretaker Fred Zinkel.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held January 14, 2012 at 2pm at the Allison Funeral Service Chapel, 1101 N. Travis St., Liberty, Texas

Johnson

Ruby Johnson 87, of Double Bayou died Jan. 08, 2012.

Visitation will be Jan. 13, 2012 from 11AM until funeral 1PM at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Double Bayou. Rev. Blue Pastor. Interment in Martha Godfrey Cemetery Double Bayou.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, and 8 siblings. Mourning her departure, yet cherishing her memories are son; Ronnie L. Johnson, step-daughter; Ferdella Dotson, niece: Mary Humphrey and a host of other relatives and friend.

Professional Services Provided by Proctor’s Mortuary 518 Miller St. Anahuac, Texas 77514 (409) 267-3122. Visit us at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Gruver

Rev. Lonnie A. Gruver, Sr., 77, of Dayton, died Sunday, January 8, 2012, in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Lonnie was born April 16, 1934 in Gueydan, LA, to parents; Elton A. and Bertha Biddle Gruver, and has resided in the Dayton area throughout his life. He was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1952, received his Bachelors of Art Degree from the East Texas Baptist College, a retired auditor for the IRS, a former pastor and taught Sunday school for many churches in the Dayton area, and member of the Grace Community Baptist Church. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, church activities, and his dogs.

Pastor Gruver was preceded in death by his parents and grandson: Mark Gruver. He is survived by his wife of 37 years: Linda Fitzhenry Gruver of Dayton, sons: Timothy A. Gruver and wife Dee Ann of Liberty, Randall L. Gruver and wife Helen of Atascocita, Daniel R. Gruver and wife Mary of Baytown, and Lonnie A. Gruver, Jr. and wife Pam of Cleveland, daughters: Courtney Jo Gruver of Dickinson, Bessie L. Conn and husband Dale of Dayton, and Tomika V. Chapman of Dayton, brothers: Clarence Gruver and wife Reedie of Pasadena, Lee Gruver and wife Linda of Daisetta, sisters: Jimmie Lou Powe and husband Roger of Dayton and Velda Nichols and husband Fred of Humble, grandchildren: Robert Conn, Matt Conn, Dannon Gruver, Rachel Alonzo, Tracy Pitre’, Becky Dodson, Sean, Michael Gruver, Ashley Gruver, Timmie Gruver, Austin Gruver, Micah Gruver, Kirbie Gruver, and Carley Gruver, great-grandchildren: Zoie Hammer, Chelsea Sardelli, Tripp Conn, Coden Alonzo, Christian Dodson and Gage Gruver, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

To view and sign the guestbook, visit our website at www.pacestancil.com

Simmons

Lloyd Wayne Simmons of Tarkington Prairie Texas, born September 22, 1937 in Angleton Texas to John and Daisy Simmons died on January 07, 2012 in Conroe Texas.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington, TX. under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. A gathering of Lloyd’s family and friends will be from 6 pm to 8 pm at Sterling Funeral Home. In the event of bad weather services will be held in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.

Mr. Simmons was a loving husband & father with endless friends and a stranger to none. His passion was hunting, fishing and gardening but most of all entertaining friends and family with cooking, music & colorful tales of his experiences and adventures through life.

He always had time to stop and help those in need no matter the difficulty or sacrifice it took. Lloyd was a big man with an even bigger heart and always had a smile on his face. He is loved by all who knew him and will be missed greatly.

Mr. Simmons is survived by his loving wife Dorothea Ellen Simmons of Tarkington Prairie Texas, Sister Gladys Casper of Richwood Texas, son Clarence Smith of Dallas Texas. six grandchildren: Amber Buras of Deer Park , Rebecca Smith of Alton Illinois, Elizabeth Ross of Shawnee Kansas ,Amanda Smith of Silver Springs Nevada, Lucille Daigle of Sulphur Louisiana, Joseph Rhodes of Romayor Texas and 6 wonderful great grandchildren.

Mr. Simmons is preceded in death by parents, John and Daisy Crabtree Simmons; brothers Winfred Simmons of Tarkington Prairie Texas, Clayton Simmons of Clute Texas, sons, Lloyd Wayne Simmons Jr. of Romayor Texas, Richard Fairley of Dayton Texas.
Please view, sign and share memories of Lloyd in his guest book at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Williamson

Travis Eugene Williamson 76 of Batson, formerly of Beaumont, died Friday January 6, 2012 in Hull.

A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday January 11, 2012 at 2:00P.M. at the Chapel of Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson with Reverend Richard Motes of the Batson United Pentecostal Church, and Reverend Lonnie Jordan of Daisetta United Pentecostal Church officiating Interment will follow at the Guedry cemetery of Batson. Pallbearers are Harold Biano, Dakota Walker, Kelly Lovett, Timothy Lovett, Christopher Lovett, Vagie Lynn Lovett. Honorary pallbearers are Mark Berman, Albert Brock, and Leo Watson.

The family will be recieving friends on Tuesday January 10, 2012 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

Travis was born on September 26, 1935 to Elbert Travis Williamson and Alm Hobbs Williamson. Travis had lived in Beaumont for most of his life before moving to Batson in 1991 where he and his wife had lived. He was an Oilfield worker for Halliburton Services.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Stephen Williamson, sisters, Opal McCarrvel, Nancy Williams, and Vivian Zoch and brother Elbert Travis Williamson Jr.

Survivors are his wife Mary Byrd Williamson of Batson, sons Gregory Lynn Williamson of Beaumont, Vagie Lovett and wife Stacy of Stanley Louisiana, Kelly Lovett of Stanley Louisiana, Timothy Lovett and wife Heather of Keithville Louisiana, Chris Lovett and wife Jamie of Carmel Louisiana. Daughters Karan Berman and husband Mark of Beaumont, Cindy Biano and husband Harold of Hull, Helen Sandefer and husband Scott of Glendale Arizona. Sister Marie Kindle of Batson. Grandchildren fifteen; and Great Grandchildren five. Travis will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson Texas 77519 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100

To visit online obituary or post a tribute for the family visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Halton

Funeral Service will be held for Curtis Halton, Sr., 68, of Raywood, Texas at 11 AM on Saturday, January 7, 2012 in Wells Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Marvin Etheridge, Officiating, burial in Wells Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Wells Funeral Service, Liberty.

Born to James and Pearlie Halton on March 4, 1943, he passed away at Liberty-Dayton Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 29, 2011. He was self-employed owning a tire repair shop.

Curtis is preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine; his parents, one sister and a brother.

He leaves to cherish his memory one son: Curtis Halton, Jr., two grandchildren: Curtis III and Dehaven, all of Raywood, nine step children; several step-grandchildren; niece: Lesle Allen, nephew Rodney Ortan; brother-in-law: Cleveland Allen, of Dallas, Texas and a host of other relatives and friends.

Fanning

Nancy Gertrude Fanning age 70 of Devers died Tuesday January 3, 2012 in Liberty.

She was born November 25, 1941 in Lynchburg, VA the daughter of the late James McManus and Lucy Davis McManus. A strong Christian woman, she enjoyed singing, gardening, cooking, and music. She was devoted to her family and friends and was very generous. She was direct and you always knew where you stood with Nancy.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Fanning, daughters Rhonda McFarland and Nancy Fanning, sons Richard, Robert, William, and Kenneth Fanning, sisters Sarah Dixon and Francis Lehr, and her brothers Robert and Albert McManus.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters Penny Wright and Elizabeth Fanning, brothers James and George McManus, sister Elizabeth Womack, grandchildren Natisha Peterson, Brandon Wright, Alex McBride, Amy McBride, Regina Monts, Stormi Kassinger, and Jamie Bretta. In addition she leaves eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences can be made online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Brady

Allen Ray Brady Sr., 61, of Dayton,Tx went to be with the Lord on December 27,2011.

Allen was born to the late Sidney Brady and Mary Phillips Brady on September 28,1950. He was baptized at an early age and attended Crosby I.S.D and Charles R.Drew. Allen was an avid truck driver who was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Harold and Rosemary Dumas, and niece Donna Brady.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory: a loving wife of 40 years Rosalind Dumas Brady of Dayton,TX; 2 daughters Elexanderia Brady Graham (Brian) of Humble,TX. and Latasha Denise Brady of Dayton,TX.; son Allen Ray Brady Jr. of Baytown,TX.; 2 Grandchildren Shalanderia Trenise Arceneaux and Kehllin Damien Smith, Jr. Both of Humble,TX.; 5 Brothers; 4 Sisters and a host of relatives and friends.

A wake service will be held with on Friday January 6, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. at the New Convenant of Faith MBC 204 Ridge Drive. Barrett Station, TX 77532. A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday January 7,2012 also at the New Covenant of Faith beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. M.Keith Cooksey Pastor.

Professional services entrusted to: Alexanders Mortuary, 410 Battlebell Rd. Highlands,TX 77562 (281) 642-0401 "Where We Celebrate Life"

Fox

Carl Edward Fox, 70, of Crosby, died Tuesday January 3, 2012 at a Houston area hospital.

He was a hard-working man. He was dedicated to his family and adored his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Fox; parents, Walter and Mable Fox.

He is survived by his children, Betty Hatfield of Baytown, Jacqueline Hess and husband Rick of Highlands, Carla Fox of Channelview, Arron Fox and wife Cindy of Humble, James Robinson and wife Ashley of Crosby; grandchildren, Chris Hatfield and David Hatfield of Baytown, Melanie Lofton and John Lofton III and Brodie Lofton of Channelview, Ashley Crawford and husband Brandon of Frisco, TX, Michael Fox of Humble, Cha’tae Avila and Michael Avila of Humble, Noah Robinson and Joshua Robinson of Crosby; great grandchildren, Ethan Hatfield and Layla Hatfield of Baytown; siblings, Leona Polling, Jimmy Fox, Fannie Perllo, Shirley Bebout, Carlton Fox, William P. Fox, Sr.

His family will receive friends at Faith and Family Funeral Services Chapel on Friday January 6, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday January 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Serving as Pallbearers will be James Robinson, Michael Fox, Chris Hatfeild, David Hatfeild, Jr., Brodie Lofton and David Kent.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 East, Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Knerr

Donna L. Ratliff Knerr, 65, of Dayton, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at her residence.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2012, at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton with burial following thereafter. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Donna was born November 5, 1946 in Eureka, CA, a former resident of Bellaire, and has resided in Dayton for the past 15 years. She was a high school graduate, homemaker, and attended the First Baptist Church of Dayton. She also enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, and her TV programs.

Ms. Knerr was preceded in death by her father: Harold Ratliff, mother: Virginia French, brother: Kenneth Ratliff, and sister: Becky Thomas. She is survived by her daughter: Cynthia Fencil and husband Shannon of Dayton, son: Kenneth Knerr and wife Brenda of Katy, stepmother: Carol Ratliff of FL, grandchildren: Sonya, Kayla, Jessica, Samantha, Laura, and Nathaniel, numerous brothers, sisters, other relatives, and friends.

Brown

James V. “Jim” Brown, Jr., 80, of Dayton, died Sunday, January 1, 2012, at the Houston Hospice in Houston.

Graveside services will be held at a later date under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jim was born April 22, 1931 in Wildsville, LA, to parents; James V., Sr. and Alice Richey Brown, a former resident of Ore City, and has resided in Dayton for the past 31 years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, a retired transportation manager for Five Star Transportation after 17 years of employment, and enjoyed mechanics, gardening, and carpentry.

Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Ruth Seyfarth Brown of Dayton, son: James V. “Jay” Brown, III and wife Kristina of FL, daughters: Stacy May of Houston, Patricia J. Anderson and husband Clay of Katy, and Linda Nichols of AZ, brothers: Charles Brown of Mt. Belvieu and Ralph Brown of LA, sister: Dorothy Thompson of LA, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of usual floral remembrances, the family request that donations be made to the Houston Hospice in Houston or Magnolia Place Nursing Home in Liberty.

Wolf

Keith Damon Wolf, 37, of Huffman died Thursday, December 29, 2011 in Kingwood. He was born February 17, 1974 in Dayton, Texas and was a lifelong resident of Huffman where he attended and graduated from Huffman High School. He was currently employed by A-VAC in Huffman.

Keith enjoyed cooking, listening to music and loved his children and being with his family.

Service for Keith will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 2, 2012 at Huffman Church with Rev. David Karese officiating. Interment will follow at Huffman Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Keith was preceded in death by his grandfather: Oscar F. Wolf. He is survived by his wife of 15 years: Dianna Bailey Wolf of Huffman; his sons: Aaron F. Wolf of Huffman, Zach “Ozzie” O. Wolf of Huffman, and Famen R. Wolf of Huffman; step-son: Robert Valdivia of California; his mother: Rita Wolf of Minnesota; sister: Krystal Martell of Minnesota; grandmother: Peggy Allison of Huffman; cousins: Randy Wolf, Michael Wolf, Famen F. Wolf, Jessica Patton and Lauren Wolf; also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Community Bank of Huffman for Keith’s children. To view and sign the guestbook, visit our website at www.pacestancil.com

Isaac

Funeral Service will be held for Martha Ann Green Isaac, 54, of Dayton, Texas at 11 AM on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Dayton, with the Reverend Dwight Pruitt, Officiating, burial in Acie Cemetery, Dayton, under the direction of Wells Funeral Service, Liberty. Born to Reese McGee Green and Bernadette Wiltz Green on July 3, 1957, she died at Liberty-Dayton Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 22, 2011.

 

Martha Ann leaves to cherish her memory two sons: Calvin Isaac and Freeston Isaac, both of Baytown; one daughter: La’Niece Isaac of Dayton; two brothers: Joseph Carlton of Houston and Reese Green, Jr. of Dayton; four sisters: Mary Jefferson of Houston, Doris Triggs of Rosharon, Tammy Derouen and Karen Asson, both of Dayton; two grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be on Saturday at the church from 9 AM until time of service.

Smikal

Albert A. Smikal, 81 of Dayton died with his family by his side on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at his residence. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment will follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. A gathering of Albert's family and friends will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 27th at the funeral home.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Steve Smykai, Marion Smykal, Jesse Smykal and Emil Smykal; sisters, Frances Young, Tonie Janik, Mildred Brannon, Agnes Kovis and Mary Samoheyl; daughter, Lisa Smikal; son, Roger Smikal. Albert was a retired Pipefitter. He also loved hunting.

Albert is survived by his son, James Smikal and wife, Michelle; daughters, Julie Fregia and husband, William, Ruth Sklar and husband, Alex; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill Smikal and wife, Martha, Jerry Smikal and wife, Irlene; and a host of other family and friends.

Please view, sign and share memories of Albert in his guestbook at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Nelson

Joe Nelson Jr. 75, Smith Point passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Bayside Community Hospital in Anahuac.

He was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Anahuac under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. Interment will follow in Jackson Cemetery in Double Bayou with Masonic Rites. A gathering of Joe's family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the funeral home.

Joe was a commercial fisherman and owner of Fisherman's Harvest Inc. He was a member of Smith Point Baptist Church and Anahuac Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his father, Neal Nelson; nephew, Benjamin "Bubba" Harrison.

Joe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris Nelson; daughters, Vickie Jo Nelson Perez and husband, Alraro, Vanessa Jo Nelson Vallejo and husband, Arturro; son, Karl Wesley "Bo" Nelson and wife, Sandi; mother, Jewel Lee Nelson; sister, Necil Kelly and husband Alton; brothers, Ben H. Nelson and wife, Jeri, Eddie Nelson and wife, Emilee; grandchildren, JoLinn, Jay, Stephanie, Scooter, Tawni, Tiffany, Maeleigh, Alex, Nicolus, Dustin, Darrin, Kord; 11 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Please view, sign and share memories of Joe in his guest book at www.sterlingfuernalhome.com

Gilfillian

Estelle Elizabeth Barnhart Gilfillian, 95, of Batson, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011.

She was born on May 27, 1916 to parents, Johnnie Caruthers and Rita Ann Richey Caruthers. She was a good Christian woman who was active in her church. Mrs. Gilfillian was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She was an excellent cook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Gilfillian, one son, Luther D. Barnhart, three brothers, Charles Elton Caruthers, Bennie Ray Caruthers, John Luther Caruthers, five sisters, Alma Storey, Edith Riley, Jannie Whitely, Oma Lee Yarber and Edna Merle Lewis. She is survived by one sone, Joe Barnhart Jr., one daughter, Elizabeth Rebacca Parker Baez and husband Frank, two sisters, E. Doris Husband, Thelma Lois Reavis, two brothers, Willie Gene Caruthers, James Weldon Caruthers, six grandchildren, Gary, Donna, Randy, Gayle, Paula and Geraldine, eleven Great-Grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday evening, December 29, 2011 at the Calvary Tabernacle Church, Batson, Texas, from 6pm until 8pm. Funeral services will be Friday, December 30, 2011 at 2pm at the church with burial to follow in the Guedry Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis St., Liberty, Texas 77575. To view and sign the guestbook, visit our website at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Nason

William Arthur Nason age 87 of Liberty, died Monday December 26, 2011 at Liberty Health Care.

William was born in North Providence, Rhode Island August 7, 1924 the son of the late Herbert Nason and Mary Pinder Nason. Bill was a life member of both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign War as a member of the Nolan Pickett Post of Liberty he was a founding member of their Honor Guard. He was a veteran of WWII serving proudly in the US Navy. Bill was self employed poultry farmer in Rhode Island owning and operating Rolling Meadow Farms in Greene, R.I. He later moved to Florida and finally to Liberty, Texas in 2000.

He was preceded in death by his wife Myrtle King Nason and a son Charles Herbert Nason.

He leaves to cherish his memory a son Robert William Nason and his wife Josephine of Plainfield, CT, daughter Patricia A. Duke and her husband James of Liberty, as well as four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11AM Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N Travis Liberty, Texas with a visitation to be held one hour prior to the service, Rev. Lindsey Smith Jr. to officiate. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the FUMC of Liberty or to a Veteran’s Service Organization of their choice. Condolences can be left online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Youngblood

Maxine Youngblood, age 79, died peacefully on December 26, 2011, at St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID.

Graveside service for Mrs. Youngblood will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Cooke Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. The family will receive friends 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

A native of Dayton, TX, Maxine spent most of her life in Liberty, TX. Maxine married her husband of 62 years, Roy E. Youngblood of Liberty, TX, in 1949. She worked alongside him to build a family business that would sustain both of them throughout their lives. She was also a wife, homemaker, and dedicated mother to three children.

Maxine enjoyed her children & grandchildren, was a fabulous cook, a Christian & life-long member of the First Assemblies of God Church, a friend to many, and enjoyed shopping.

Maxine is preceded in death by her father, Morgan E. Jackson, Sr. and her mother, Eunice Jackson, both of Liberty. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Roy E. Youngblood, currently of Twin Falls, ID; three children: Jerry Youngblood of Edmond, OK, Allen Youngblood of Liberty, TX, and Dr. Andy and Sharon (Youngblood) Keeter of Twin Falls, ID; three grandchildren: Sam & Chelan Keeter of Seattle, WA, Tommy Keeter of Fort Campbell, KY, and Will Keeter of Minneapolis, MN. Maxine is also survived by her brother Morgan E. Jackson, Jr. of Pasadena, TX.

Howard

Funeral Services for Wilhelmenia Howard 54, of Killeen will be 10:00 a.m. Friday on December 30, 2011 at Pershing Park Baptist Church in Killeen with Pastor Joda Weston officiating.

Ms. Howard died December 21, 2011 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple. She was a member of Pershing Park Baptist Church.

She was born in Frankfurt, Germany on September 5, 1957, the daughter of Ret. Command Sergeant Major Samuel and Lois Adams. She graduated from Heidelberg High School in Heidelberg Germany. Wilhelmenia attended the University of Mary Hardin Baylor, from which she received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She went on to attend the University of Central Texas where she obtained a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has traveled throughout the State of Texas speaking on family violence.

Warden Wilhelmenia Howard began her employment with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division in September 1985. She was assigned to the Gatesville Unit, Gatesville Texas as an Associate Clinical Psychologist III. She was promoted to Assistant Warden at the Gatesville Unit, Gatesville, Texas in July 1993. In September 1994, she was named Senior Warden and opened the Nathaniel J. Neal Unit in Amarillo, Texas. She remained at the Neal Unit until March 1999, when she was assigned to the Price Daniel Unit in Snyder, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her Husband Tony Howard, Daddy Samuel Adams.

She is survived by her mother, Lois Adams of Killeen; sons, Horatio (Kendra) Young of Dayton and Kasey Young of Killeen; sister, Renata Adams of Killeen; brothers, Gregory Adams (Tammy) of Temple, Michael Adams of Irving, Andre Adams (Linda) of Round Rock; granddaughter, McKenzie Young (Dayton) and nieces, Charity Adams, Aairon Mathews, Kayla Smith.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pershing Park Baptist Church in Killeen on Thursday, December 29th. M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in Corsicana, Texas will be in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Pershing Park Baptist Church Building Fund 1200 Old FM 440 Killeen, Texas 76549

Abshier

Mary Jean Jackson Abshier, 83 of Anahuac died on Saturday, December 24, 2011 in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at First United Methodist Church of Anahauc under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahauc. Interment will follow in Jackson Cemetery in Double Bayou. A gathering of Mary's family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the funeral home.

Mary Jean was a retired Librarian for Anahuac ISD. She attended Middleton Memorial Methodist Church in Wallisville. She loved feeding animals, raising flowers and being with her family. She was a member of the Daughter Republic of Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Burt Jackson Sr. and wife, Jammie Louise Carr Jackson; grandson, Joshua Cooley.

Mary Jean is survived by her husband of 61 years, Fred Abshier; brother, James Burt Jackson Jr. and wife, Annita; daughters, Jean Abshier Forrest and husband Randy, Louise Pierson and husband, Windell, and Pat Cooley and husband, Mike; granddaughter, Kristin Payne and husband Clayton; grandson, Justin Cooley; great grandson, Bransen Payne and a host of other family and friends.

Please view, sign and share memories of Mary Jean in her guest book at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Hankamer

P.D. Hankamer 70, of Hankamer died on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at her residence with her family by her side. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at First United Methodist Church in Anahuac with Reverend Randy Carrion officiating. Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery. A gathering of P D's family and friends will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac.

P.D. was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Wayne Hankamer; father, Jim B. Marshall. She loved hooking and being with her family.

P.D. is survived by her daughter, Arlette Williams and husband, Randy of Hankamer; sons, John Hankamer and wife Brittany of Haslet, TX, Hank Hankamer and wife Becky of Conroe, TX; mother, Annie Faye Marshall of Anahuac; sister, Dorothy Cotman and husband Tom, brothers, Bill Marshall and wife, Charlotte, Johnny Marshall and wife Elizabeth; brothers-in-law, Daniel Hankamer and wife, Zelphia of Hankamer, Lester Hankamer and wife Ann of Hankamer; grandchildren, Marshall Hankamer, Jett Hankamer, Tish Hankamer, Hunter Havard, Graydon Hankamer, Garrett Hankamer, Maisen Hankamer, great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

The family request in lieu of flowers donations to be made to the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac and Bayside Community Hospital in Anahuac.

Please view, sign and share memories of PD in her guest book at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Dove

Randolph T. “Randy” Dove, 55, of Mt. Pleasant, died, Monday, December 19, 2011, at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 23, 2011, at the Magnolia Park, in Dayton. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Randy was born September 9, 1956 in Germany, to parents; Billy Joe and Erika Hohn Dove, a former resident of North Shore, and has resided in Mt. Pleasant for the past 30 years. He was a graduate of the North Shore High School class of 1975, received his Bachelor’s Degree of Science and was a middleweight boxing champion at Stephen F. Austin University, was employed as a lab technician for Luminant at the Monticello steam power plant in Mt. Pleasant, and enjoyed sports, fishing, and his work.

Mr. Dove was preceded in death by his mother: Erika Hohn Dove. He is survived by his sons: Bradley T. Dove of Mt. Pleasant and Brent T. Dove of Mt. Pleasant, grandson: Slade M. Dove, father: Billy Joe Dove of Dayton, sister: Tina Carroll and husband Keith of Huffman, brother: Eric L. Dove and wife Connie of Deer Park, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

Nelson

Silas William Nelson, 100, of Dayton died Thursday, December 22, 2011 at home.

He was born April 27, 1911 in Stilson, Texas, the seventh of 10 children of Swedish immigrants, Carl and Anna Seaberg Nelson. Mr. Nelson was a lifelong resident of Dayton where he was a member of First United Methodist Church. After finishing the eighth grade, he began working on the family’s farm where he picked up skills as a machinery operator. He turned his heavy equipment skills into a lifelong career. Mr. Nelson was a dragline operator and dozer operator building canals for Dayton area farmers. He lived by honor and truth through God’s love serving as an example for all those who knew him.

Service for Mr. Nelson will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 24, 2011 at First United Methodist Church under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. The family will receive friends Friday evening, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, five sisters and his wife of 45 years: Thelma Addington Nelson. He is survived by his daughters, Sylvia Ramsey of Dayton, and Glenna Sue Floyd and husband Jim of Houston; his sons: Ron Nelson and wife Julia of Cleveland and Don Nelson and wife Virginia of Dayton; brother: James Nelson of Dayton; eleven grandchildren; twenty six great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren; also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, Dayton, Texas. To view and sign the guestbook go to www.pacestancil.com

Rivon

Richard Rivon departed from this world on Sunday, December 18, 2011 in Raywood, Texas.

He entered into this world on December 7, 1941 in Anahuac, Texas to Leonard Rivon and Roxie Smith. Richard graduated from Anahuac High School, he was employed at Barbers Hill High School for 35 years before retiring to become a full-time cowboy. As a young boy Richard accepted Christ and was baptized at Bright Light Baptist Church in Bayshore, Texas. Richard was an active member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Raywood, Texas for the past eight years under the leadership of Pastor John Walker. He was an active member of the Anahuac Saltgrass Cowboy Association. Richard was an ambitious man, he was a man that looked beyond others faults and saw their needs and helped them. He was a very kind and loving man and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a true “COWBOY” to his heart. He was always helping the community and others in the community. Richard’s famous words were “We will make it work”. The word “No” was not in his vocabulary. Some of Richard’s main goals in life were to build Rivon’s Rodeo Arena and to give back to the community. Richard did accomplish this goal and fulfilled his dream to do so.

Richard leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 31 years, Vernita Papillion Rivon, sons; Ted Rivon and wife Lisa, Charles Stovall and wife Teriyn and one daughter, Terri Nesbitt, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, sisters; Jeanette Nicholas, Lois Haskins (Delma), brothers; Leonard Rivon (Joann), David Rivon (Kalynn) and Raymond Rivon (Cora Lee).

A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 5pm until 8pm at Allison Funeral Service Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 23, 2011 at 11:00am at the Mount Rose Baptist Church, Liberty, Texas. Burial will follow immediately in the Rivon Family Cemetery, in Anahuac, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis St., Liberty, Texas 77575. To view and sign the guestbook please visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Shaffer

Keith Vernile Shaffer, age 89 died Friday December 16, 2011 at his home in Liberty.

Keith was born July 16, 1922 in Kinzua, PA the son of the late Harold S. Shaffer and Hazel R. McAvoy Shaffer. He was a veteran of WWII he served in the US Army Air Corp. He last worked for the US Postal Service until his retirement, he worked prior for Humble Oil, Slover Lumber Co. and the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. Keith received his BA degree from the University of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a nephew David Shapiro.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory a sister Madelyn Shaffer of Liberty, niece Marilyn Ruth Baird and husband Jeff of Austin, grand nephews Bryce Teel and Alex Baird.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. Cremation services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas.

To sign the online guestbook please visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Simons

Roger Dale Simons, Sr., 62, of Huffman, died Sunday, December 18, 2011, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with graveside services at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Centerville Cemetery in Centerville. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Roger was born January 31, 1949 in Houston, to parents; Clifford Simons and Georgia Neal Farr, a former resident of Mt. Belvieu, and has resided in the Huffman area for the past three years. He was a graduate of the Northshore High School class of 1968, attended San Jacinto Community College, a retired furnace technician, and was a member of the Northshore Masonic Lodge #1353. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, his work, and especially spending time with his family.

Mr. Simons was preceded in death by his father: Clifford Simons, mother: Georgia Farr Grimet, grandson: Cayden Fry, sister: Lori Simons, and brothers: Kenny, Robert, and John Simons. He is survived by his wife: Shirley A. Potter Simons of Humble, daughters: Keli Thames and husband Robert of Dayton, Kim Harrison and husband Eddie of Huffman, and Laci Simons of Humble, sons: Roger Dale Simons, Jr. and wife Betty A. of Dayton and Cody Allen Fry and wife Lorry of Nacogdoches, sisters: Tanya Siarski of Houston and Cindy Kellebrew of Houston, brothers: Scott Simons of Houston, Roy Grimet of Spring, Steve Simons of Schulenburg, Chris Grimet of Houston, Wayne Grimet of Houston, Eugene Grimet of FL, and Tim Grimet of Houston, grandchildren: Kristin, Taylor, Presli, Morgan, Lauren, Layn, Kimber, Collin, Aniston, and Paxton, great-grandchildren: Trae, Gracelyn, and Arryn, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Conway

Mary Elizabeth Conway 62 of Hardin, died Sunday December 18, 2011 at Harbor Hospice Care of Beaumont.

Mary was born May 27, 1949 in Ontario Canada, to Walter Wilfred Frewin and Lottie Idelous Bowman. She had lived in Hardin for fifty two years and was a member of the Hardin United Methodist Church. Mary was dedicated to the prayer chain, and taking care of her grandbabies. She was a loving christian woman who loved her family friends, her church family and especially her God.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Walter Frewin Jr, and William Frewin.

Survivors are her daughter Kelley Fielder and husband Jesse of Hardin, brother Donnie Frewin and wife Carol of Hardin. Sister Beverly McCormick of Hornel New York. Grandchildren Jess Bowman Fielder and Katharine Elizabeth Fielder. A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday December 21, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at The Hardin United Methodist Church with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. Cremation service to follow. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may be made to The Star of Hope Missions of Houston TX. to give go to their website at www.sohmission.org

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson Texas 77519 936-336-2222 or 936- 262-2100 Earning your trust one family at a time."

To view online obituary or post a tribute for the family visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Edwards

Funeral Service will be held for Wilbur Edwards, 86, of Liberty, Texas at 1 PM on Friday, December 23, 2011 at Trinity Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, with the Reverend Richard A. Ayers, Officiating, burial in Houston National Cemetery, Houston under the direction of Wells Funeral Service, Liberty.

Known to family and friends as “Fly” Wilbur was born in Liberty, November 29, 1925 to William Edwards and Ada Arline Edwards. He attended public school in Liberty. He joined the United States Navy and later moved to Los Angeles, CA where he lived over sixty years. He returned to Liberty in August of this year.

He died on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, Beaumont.

Mr. Edwards leaves to cherish his memory three sons: Roger Edwards of Liberty, Michael Edwards of Dallas, and Steven Edwards of Inglewood, CA.; five daughters: Genell Paintsil of Liberty, LaTonya Edwards of Dallas, Cheryle Webb of Dallas, Pamela Carter of Los Angeles, and Sandra Green also of Los Angeles, CA; forty-one grandchildren; thirty-eight great grandchildren, thirty great-great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law: Lola Martin of Dayton and a host of other family and friends.

Hinch

Lifelong educator, Dr. Nylds R. Hinch, completed his mission on December 17, 2011.

Dr. Hinch was born February 20, 1938 in Vidor, Texas to parents Emerson Hinch and Eleanor Stephenson Hinch. Nylds lived life with an external purpose and was ever mindful of God’s call.

Together with Mary Kelly Hinch, his wife of 51 years, Nylds served others. Their home was open to all who needed shelter and Nylds never turned his eye from one in need. In addition to his service as a teacher and principal, Nylds was a Scoutmaster, Sunday school teacher, prison ministry coordinator, maintenance coordinator for First Baptist Church of Liberty and a member of the Liberty Gideon Camp.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his youngest brother, Lowell Hinch. Nylds is survived by his wife, Mary Kelly Hinch of Liberty; his daughters, Karmen McGee and husband, Russell of Bryan, Karen Adams of Liberty; his son, Wesley Hinch and wife Kimber of Liberty; brother, Marion “Doodle” Hinch of Toledo Bend; his grandchildren, Molly, Aaron, Betsy, Hanna, Hayley, Clayton, John Emerson, Matthew, and Dinah; also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for the purchase of bibles to spread the gospel of Jesus through Liberty Gideon Camp No. 4215.9, P.O. Box 90, Liberty, Texas 77575.

Reeves

Clinney Morris Reeves, 48, of Dayton, died on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.

He was a member of South Dayton Baptist Church. He loved to build things and work on his car. He was an outdoorsman, and he loved to hunt and fish. He was a very exciting person who lived life to the fullest.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Tommy Reeves and James Ray Reeves; grandparents, Cecil and Sallie Moore, Willie Reeves Konecny and E.W. Reeves.

He is survived by his children, Stacey Salazar and husband Christopher of Liberty, Clinney Ray Reeves and companion Toshia Jacobson of Liberty; grandchildren, Christopher Salazar of Liberty; companion, Cheryl Whitehead of Dayton; parents, Jerrell and Martha Reeves of Dayton; brothers, Jerrelle (Tadpole) Reeves of Dayton, Kenneth Reeves of Dayton, Charlie Reeves and wife Tina of Anahuac, and Jason Reeves of Dayton; sisters, Linda Reeves of Dayton, Cathy Brown and husband Alvin of Dayton, Anita Brown and husband Jerry of Dayton, Patricia Nail and husband Tommy of Dayton, and Cindy Kirby and husband Joey of Cove.

Graveside services will be held at 10 AM, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Reeves Cemetery in Old River-Winfree, with Pastor Ray Hines officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Reeves, William Brown, Timothy Brown, Curtis Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Kevin Brown and Michael Burns.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 Hwy 105 East, Batson, TX, 77519 (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222

Folk

Kyle James Folk, age 26 of Orange, Texas died in Beaumont, Texas on December 17, 2001 with his loving family by his side.

He was born to Kenneth Folk and Lana Langford in Childress, Texas on October 21, 1985. Kyle was a resident of Orangefield for sixteen years and went to school at Orangefield High School. Kyle worked in the construction business as a pipefitter. Kyle loved playing basketball and was an excellent basketball player. Kyle also enjoyed fishing and hunting as well as playing pool in tournaments. He loved drawing and being with friends as his daughter. Kyle was also a momma’s boy.

Kyle is survived by his parents and step-father Calvin Langford, one daughter Makenzie Folk of Orangefield, four sisters: Keisha Robinson and husband Casey of Hardin, Kelley Allison and husband David Jr of Liberty, Kristen Langford of Orange, and Jamie Folk of Illinois, four brothers: Justin Langford of Austin, Ryan Langford of Austin, Kevin Folk of Illinois and James Folk of Colorado Springs, fiancée Tara Vaughn of Orangefield, grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Holman of Hardin, Mr. and Mrs. M.L. DeShazo of Valleyview, Jo Franklin of Beaumont, Fred Folk of Childress and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday December 20, 2011 from 5-8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis Liberty, Texas. Services will he held Wednesday December 21, 2001 at 10am at the Allison Funeral Service Chapel with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin, Texas.

Friends and family may send their condolences online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Whatley

Rick Whatley, 60, of Dayton, died December 16, 2011, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18, 2011, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.

Rick was born February 3, 1951 in Hico, to parents; Dale Whatley and Dorothy Turner, a former resident of Colorado City and Midland, and has resided in Dayton for the past 28 years. He was a graduate of the Colorado City High School class of 1969, veteran of the US Army, a Product Coordinator for Enterprise Products of Mt. Belvieu with 28 years of employment, and member of the P.G.A. of America. He also enjoyed playing golf, taking his children and grandchildren fishing, riding motorcycles, and Friday night dinners with family. He will be remembered as a loving husband, dad, papaw, son, brother, friend, and patriot.

Mr. Whatley was preceded in death by his father: Dale Whatley, mother: Dorothy Turner Motley, and brother: Jerry Dale Whatley. He is survived by his wife of 34 years: Joyce Orrell Whatley of Dayton, son: Ryan Whatley of Dayton, daughters: Jill Dumont and husband Chris of Dayton and Tamra Christiansen and husband Corey of San Antonio, father: Bob Motley of Colorado City, sisters: Alice Anderson of Midland and Patty Roberts of Dallas, parents-in-law: Luke and Jaurie Orrell of Ft. Worth, sister-in-law: Luanne Jay of Dayton, grandchildren: Dyllan, Lauren, Collin, Joslynn, and one on the way, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of usual floral remembrances, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association at 10900-B Stonelake Blvd. Suite 320; Austin, TX 78759.

Vaclavik

Michael Anthony Vaclavik, 50, of Devers, died at his residence Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved carpentry. He also loved being on the road and driving his truck. He was a soft-hearted Dad. He would do anything for anybody.He is preceded in death by his father, Henry William Vaclavik, Sr.; brother, Henry William Vaclavik, Jr. He is survied by his children, James Miller and wife Renee of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Justin Vaclavik of Houston, Christopher Vaclavik of Devers, Amy Vaclavik of Devers; mother, Barbara Ann Driver of Winnie; sister, Susan Casey and husband J.W. of Devers; grandson, Tanner Miller of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; his four-legged children, Roscoe and Kung Fu Kitty; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

His family will receive friends at Faith and Family Funeral Service Monday December 19, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be Tuesday December 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty, officiated by Reverend Sebastian Myladiyil. Burial will follow at The Catholic Cemetery of Liberty.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Patterson, Tyler Vaclavik, Joseph Rayon, Josh Rayon, Forrest Parrish, Jonathan DuBose, Raymond Runnels and Jason Butter. Honorary pallbearers are Justin Rutland, Garrick Rutland, Clinton Ayers, Austin Casey, Bryan Casey, Jessie Casey, Matt Casey, Kale Melton and James Ard.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 Hwy 105 E. , Batson, TX, 77519 (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Nichols

Linda Kay Blumerick Nichols, 67, of Huffman, died Friday, December 16, 2011, at her residence.

Services will be held at a later date. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Linda was born April 15, 1944 in Ionia, MI, to parents; Kennth and Dorthy Bishop Blumerick, a former resident of Humble, and has resided in Huffman for the past 30 years. She was a graduate of Tecumseh High School class of 1962, attained her Associate Degree in Accounting at the Davenport Business College, and a retired cafeteria worker for the Huffman ISD. She also enjoyed gun collecting, computers, quilting, and bead work.

Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 44 years: Sheldon J. Nichols of Huffman, sister: Mary Lynn Wilke of MI, brothers: Michell and Kent Blumerick of MI, nephews: Cam, Cory, and Todd Blumerick, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

Pete

Paul Pete 93 of Anahuac died Dec. 08, 2011.

A wake service will be held Dec. 16, 2011 from 6-9PM at Bright Light Baptist Church Anahuac, Rev. L.R. Speights, Pastor. Funeral Service will be Dec. 17, 2011, viewing from 11AM until service 1PM at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, Hankamer, Rev. Calvin Nichols, Pastor. Interment in Bayshore Cemetery, Anahuac.

Mourning his departure yet cherishing his memories are, daughter; Paula Smith of Anahuac, son; Charles R. Williams (Joan) of Beaumont, Grandchildren: Wesley Smith and Meene Jackson of Anahuac, Tammy Smith of Houston, Latica Smith of Baytown, Jasmine Williams and Taylor Williams of Beaumont. Eight Great Grandchildren and a host of nieces nephews other relatives and friends.

Professional service provided by Proctor’s Mortuary 518 Miller St. Anahuac, TX. 409-267-3122. Visit us at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Fereday

Joyce Fereday, 61 of Anahuac died on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America with her family by her side.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery. A gathering of Joyce's family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

Joyce was a nurse for over twenty years, working at Southmore Hospital and Dr. Tommy Swate. She loved shopping and being in the casino. She was known for being the party lady and her Christmas Lights.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 8 years, Thomas Fereday; mother, Jewel Burks Davis; children, Roland Fannin and wife, Theresa, James Fannin and wife, Pamela, Charles Fannin and wife, Kyung, Shannon Sanders, Todd Fereday and wife, Alyssa, Trent Fereday and wife, Medeja, Travis Fereday and wife, Veronica; numerous grandchildren; sister, Elouise Mikuleka; brothers, Gerald Davis, Thomas Davis and William Davis; and a host of other family and friends.

Please view, sign and share memories of Joyce in her guestbook at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Grissom

Betty Jane Grissom, 67, died peacefully on December 11, 2011 after a brief battle with Leukemia.

Betty was born and raised in Silsbee before moving to Pasadena where she spent much of her life. She lived an abundant life filled with family and friends. Betty settled in Liberty this past summer to be closer to family and was surrounded by loved ones during her last months.

Betty was preceded in death by her only child, Amanda, who passed away in 1991. She is survived by her sister Esther Sonnier of Oakdale, La, sister-in-law Barbara Read and husband Bill of Liberty, nieces Johnnie Sue Short and husband Hugh of Vidor, Deena Van Pelt and husband Robert of Mauriceville, Charlotte Hudson and husband Dave of Oakdale, La, and nephews Darren Grissom and wife Sarah of Austin and Milton Short and wife Barbara of Mauriceville. “Aunt B” enjoyed spending time with a host of great-nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received from 4 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, December 14 at Allison Funeral Home in Liberty. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 15 at First United Methodist Church of Liberty. On Friday, December, 16 at 10:00 am, family and friends are invited to attend a burial service at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee. Services will be officiated by Pastors Lindsey Smith of First United Methodist Church of Liberty and Kevin Brown of First Baptist Church Mauriceville.

Betty enjoyed her new life in Liberty, playing cards at the senior citizens center and listening to great music at the Liberty Opry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Liberty County Project on Aging, 2000 Panther Ln, Liberty, TX 77575.

Services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis St., Liberty, Texas 77575. To view and sign the guestbook, please visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hughes

Walter Harold Hughes, 68, of Votaw, died Monday, December 12, 2011.

He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968. During that time he was married to the love of his life, Laura Smalley on February 8, 1965. He was an oilfield salesman for H & O Well Service. He was always the life of the party. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his son, Chris Hughes and his parents, Leroy and Jetta Hughes.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years 10 months and 4 days, Laura Hughes of Votaw, children, Melissa and fiance James of Saratoga, Scotty and wife Amy of Votaw; grandchildren, Skylar, Marly, Shelby, Cassidy, Kaycee, Jay and Payton; brothers, Doug Hughes and wife Lessie of Thicket, David Hughes and wife Mary of Batson, Roy Hughes and wife Rhonda of Crosby, Chester Hughes and wife Sondra of Thicket, Jessie Hughes and wife Tracy of Hempstead; sisters, Judy Rulon and husband Jack of Batson, Bobbie East and husband Brian of Fort Worth, Tammy Rodgers and husband Leslie of Hull and Penny Brown and husband Kent of Batson; numerous nieces and nephews.

His family will receive friends Tuesday December 13, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Votaw Worship Center. A service of remembrance will be Wednesday December 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Votaw Worship Center, officiated by Pastor Jason Berry . Burial will follow at Felps Cemetery in Votaw.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Whittington, Randy Oswalt, Logan Hughes, Eric Brackin, Dusty Brown and Chris McDonald.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, please visit, www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 East, Batson, TX, 77519 (936)262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Rose

Randy Kyle Rose, 45, of Daisetta, died Saturday December 10, 2011.

He was a loving husband and father. He was a hard working man. He enjoyed fishing. He will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Chester and Ethel Crawford and Granville and Elsie Rose.

He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Regina Rose of Daisetta; children, Justin Lane of Daisetta, Andrew Lane of Daisetta and Amber Rose of Daisetta; grandson, Kaleb Lane of Daisetta; father, Kenneth Laverne Rose of Saratoga; mother, Wanda Robbins of Daisetta; brothers, Chester Caskey and wife Sheri of Daisetta, Robin Rose of Daisetta and Kelly Rose and wife Christine of Hull; half-sisters, Jessie Rose of Oklahoma and Janette Rose of Oklahoma; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

His family will receive friends at Faith and Family Funeral Service on Tuesday December 13, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A service of remembrance will be Wednesday December 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., at the Faith and Family Funeral Service Chapel, officiated by Reverend Dennis Turberville.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Faith and Family Funeral Service, 40847 HWY 105 East, Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Sackett

Gloria Jean "Memaw" Sackett, age 72, died December 09, 2011

She was born the first of three children in Davis, Okla. to the late Vernon Andrew and Anita Wauls Jeffcoat on February 5th, 1939.

From Davis, Okla. to Oakland, Calif. where she graduated from High School and put two years of college behind her to Houston, Tx. to Dayton, where she finally settled and made it her home for the past 42 yrs.

Memaw resided for the past 10 yrs. at Magnolia Place Nursing Home in Liberty, TX.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Vernon Leon Jeffcoat and her youngest child, Shawn Trevor Marvin.

Memaw was a giving person; she was always there to help with others and to give of herself. She loved to go fishing, go on outings with the Nursing Home and playing BINGO. But, the most enjoyment that she got out of life was her Great Grand Children.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory are daughters; Tina Davenport and Toni Valkner of Dayton. TX., and son Troy Key of Baytown, TX.

Grand Children; Jason and Kelly Key of Little rock, Ark., Michael and Heather Abshire of Dayton, TX., Matt Abshire of Hollywood, Calf., Trint and Morgan Davenport of Frisco, TX., Marcus O'Neal of Dayton, TX., Makayla Valkner of Dayton, TX. Misty Blu Key and Donny Bayer of Spring, TX. Laci Sky Key and Sean Pesnell of Moss Hill, TX.

Great Grand Children: John Austin Davis, Tyke Gage Davenport, Paige Lynn Abshire, Carson Michael Abshire, Jonah Wayne Abshire, Jarrett Isaac Pesnell and Clover Grace Bayer.

Family and Friends are cordially invited to a Memorial service that will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at North Main Baptist Church, 4709 N. Main, Liberty, TX., with Pastor Dick Lintelman and Pastor Vernon Byrd officiating

Crouthers

James Edward "Bubba" Crouthers, 78, of Liberty died December 9, 2011 at his residence.

Bubba was preceded in death by his father, Edward Divick "Buddy" Crouthers, his mother, Irma Abel Crouthers, his sisters, Evelyn and Marie Crouthers, his brother, Sidney Earl Crouthers and a son, David Earl Crouthers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, December 12, 2011 at The Wilderness Church of God in Liberty under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment will follow in Wilderness Cemetery. A gathering of James’s family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the church.

Survivors; his wife, Naomi Nugent Crouthers of Liberty, his sister, Dorothy Taylor of Daisetta, his children; James Edward Crouthers, Jr. and wife, Priscilla of Liberty, Evelyn Marie "Sudie" Satterwhite and husband, Ben of Liberty, Jenny Delores Abel and husband, Sim "Hobo" of Liberty, Columbus Divick "Buster" Crouthers and wife, Viola of Arkansas, Daymon Wayne Crouthers and wife, Penny of Liberty and Lillie Pearl Tinney and husband, Frank of Liberty; Grandchildren, James earl Crotuthers, Christina Naomi Wall, James Clinton "Jamie" Kelton, Sidney Ray "Sid" Kelton, David Earl "Bubba" Crouthers, Gary Louis Marcantel Jr., Tony James Marcantel, Timothy Wayne Fregia, Buster Lee "Buckey" Crouthers, Matthew Ray Tinney, Andrew Marcus Tinney and numerous great grandchildren, step grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He met his wife, Naomi at an early age at the Liberty County Fair riding a hobby horse. They were united in marriage February 17, 1951 at the age of 16 and 18 and shared a devotional loving marriage for 61 years.

He worked as a Mechanic, Truck Driver, Derrickman, Operator, Tool Pusher and Pastor. He loved hunting, fishing, mechanics and carpentry. He founded a community out of love and devotion which included the overseeing of electricity, mail, and phone and bus route.
After becoming a Pastor he founded and established The Wilderness Church of God in his community in August of 1988 and served as Pastor for approximately 20 years. He also established a non-profit cemetery to be used by family, friends and loved ones and donated the land thereof.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who had a generous heart and was always willing to reach out and extend a helping hand to whomever was in need.
He was a man of many musical talents but most favorite was his fiddle. He taught most of his children and grandchildren to play musical instruments. He leaves behind a legacy of his and affection, his reaching out helping hand, his many talents and close spiritual relationship with God to be carried on through the generations of family, friends and loved ones.

Although he will be greatly missed, his wishes to all who loved him is to not live your lives in grief but rather rejoice in knowing he is with his Lord and savior and you will one day see him again.

Please view, sign and share memoires of James in his guest book @ sterlingfuneralhome.com

Boutin

James D. “J.D.” Boutin, Sr., 75, of Dayton, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at the Magnolia Place Nursing Home in Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 10, 2011, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at French Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

J.D. was born January 1, 1936 in Honey Island, to parents; Clovis Boutin and Georgia Sue Sellers, a former resident of Saratoga, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 51 years. He was a graduate of the Saratoga High School class of 1954, retired superintendent from Brown and Root, a former volunteer for the United Way, and member of the Calvary Baptist Church and Pope Hunting Club. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Boutin was preceded in death by his father: Clovis Boutin, mother: Georgia Sue Sellers Murphy, son: Curtis Lee Boutin, and sister: Bobbie Spencer. He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Bonnie Thornton Boutin of Dayton, son: J. D. Boutin, Jr. and wife Patricia of Dayton, daughters: Janet Boutin of Dayton and Kimberley Davis and husband George of Porter, grandchildren: James D. Boutin, III of OK, Curtis Boutin of Dayton, Robert W. Blue, Jr. and wife Misty of Dayton, and Crystal Eppinette and husband Vernon, Jr. of Dayton, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Moulder

Georgia Bell Moye Moulder 91 of Thicket, died Wednesday December 7, 2011 in Rye.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday December 10, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Gideon Watson Of The Hardin United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Felps cemetery in Thicket. The family will be recieving friends on Friday December 9, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

Georgia was born on August 17, 1920 in Thicket, to Walter West Moye and Leona Brackin Moye. She had lived in Thicket most of her life and was a retired secretary with Finger Furniture of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband James E. Moulder parents Walter and Leona Moye, and brother Horace Van Moye. Survivors are brother Wayne F. Moye of Beaumont, sister Mary Scearce of Rye, and chosen family Sissy Collins, T.J. Lawson, Angelina Gonzales and John Cain all of Rye and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Pallbearers are T.J. Lawson, John Cain, Walter Moye, Mike Moye, Chris Collins, Dustin Collins.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100 "Earning your trust one family at a time."

To view online obituary or post tribute for the family visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.co

Thomas

Frank Allen Thomas, 76, of Moss Hill, died Wednesday December 7, 2011.

He was a long time boiler maker and tank builder and construction superintendant. He enjoyed working on his place and being around family.

He is survived by his wife, Zena Anderson Thomas of Moss Hill; additional family, David Kent Richards and wife Roxann of Moss Hill, Dana Louise Stuart of Hardin, Jimmy and Jeanette Weaver of Dousette; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

His family will receive friends Friday December 9, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Moss Hill. A service of remembrance will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday December 10, 2011 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church officiated by Reverend Carlton Bailey. Burial will follow at Moss Hill Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Anderson Richards, Casey Dale Stuart, Caleb Allen Stuart, Robert Lloyd Ogden, Alfred E. Cade and Roger Smithson.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Brocco

William Morgan Brocco, 34, of Liberty died at his home on Sunday, December 4, 2011.

Visitation will be Friday, December 9, 2011, from 1pm until 2pm at Allison Funeral Service. Liberty, Texas.

Funeral services will follow at 2pm, at the funeral home.

Morgan was born in Liberty, Texas on February 24, 1977, to parents, Billy Brocco and Jeannine Gilliland Brocco. He was a graduate of Liberty High School. Morgan had been employed with Liberty Forge for several years.

Morgan was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by a son, Austin Swindle, a brother, Wesley Brocco, a sister, Rena Mai Sheard and husband John, nephews, J.T. Sheard, Rylan Sheard, William Joseph Brocco and Eric Brocco.

To view and sign the guestbook, go to www.allisonfuneralservice.com. Services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis St., Liberty, Texas 77575.

Strokos

Kandice Michelle Strokos, infant child, died Sunday December 4, 2011.

She is survived by her parents Frank, Jr. and Angela Strokos of Baytown; grandparents, David and Vickie Parker of Highlands, Tommy Brown of Baytown, Frank Strokos, Sr. and Carol Taylor of Orange, Belinda Olson of Anahuac; great grandparents Donald and Mary Chesson of Hardin; brother, Robert Strokos of Baytown; sisters, Haylei Jenkins of Baytown, Mylei Strokos of Baytown; aunts, Lindi Brown of Baytown, Juli Brown of Baytown, Tammy Hiatt of Baytown, LaVonda Norris of Corpus Christi, Rhonda Strokos of Anahuac; uncles, Kevin Brown of Liberty, Christopher Mayes of Baytown, Kevin Watson of Baytown and Christopher Keen of Texarkana.

The family will receive friends Friday December 9, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God Church in Batson, TX, A service of remembrance will follow Friday December 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God Church in Batson, officiated by Reverend C.W. “Bill” Campbell. Burial will follow at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Watson and Heath Dodson. Honorary pallbearer is Christopher Mayes.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, please visit, www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847, Hwy 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Guyewski

Anna Guyewski "Nanny", 95 of Anahuac died at her home on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Anahuac under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery. A gathering of Anna's family and friends will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday at the church.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Guyewski, son, Fred Guyewski, grandson, Kevin Guyewski and great-grandson, Dakota Carr. Anna loved spending time with her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Anahuac.

Mrs. Guyewski is survived by her daughter, Sue McGowan and husband, Rodney; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson and a host of other family and friends.

Please view, sign and share memories of Anna in her guestbook at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

 

Flores

Benito Flores, 59, of Anahuac died on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Bayside Hospital in Anahuac.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church in Anahuac under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. Interment will follow in Jackson Cemetery. A gathering of Jose's family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 6th at the funeral home with a Rosary beginning at 6:00 P.M.

Benito was preceded in death by his parents, Eustaquio and San Juana Ramirez Flores. He loved being with his family, fishing and riding around town.

Benito is survived by his wife, Damitila Uribe; children, Enrique, Benito, Ramon, Victor, Graciano, Romana, Sabino, Felipe, Florentino, Humberto and Marcos Flores. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren.

Please view, sign and share memories of Benito in his guestbook at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Williams

Cecil D. Williams, Sr., 66, of Kenefick, died Sunday, December 4, 2011, at the Allenbrook Healthcare Center in Baytown.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Pierce officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Cecil was born July 21, 1945 in Dayton, to parents; James E. and Ellene Berry Williams, and has resided in the Dayton area throughout his life. He was a retired carpenter, raised in the Assembly of God faith, and enjoyed reading, fishing, hunting, wood working, and the outdoors.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Jerome “J.J.” Williams, and grandson: Ryan J. “Batman” Williams. He is survived by his sons: C. D. Williams, Jr. and wife Theresa of Dayton, Cy Williams and wife Shannon of Emory, and Dallas Williams and wife Jaime of LaGrange, sisters: Ada Mire of Houston, Bonnie Byerley of Dayton, Ricki Beard of Dayton, Mary Landrum Alba, and Angie Williams of Emory, nine grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Hamilton

Harry Lee Hamilton, age 70, of Dayton, Texas, died Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

He was born November 11, 1941 in Hallettsville, Texas to parents, Harry G. and Melba Rae Hamilton who preceded him in death along with his son, Marcus Hamilton.

He will be remembered loving by his wife, Phyllis Hamilton; sons, Titus Hamilton, Lucas Hamilton, Tomas Hamilton; daughters, Zilke Miller, Debbie Blank, and Christy Rogers; grandchildren, Kristi, Heather, Crystal, Deborah, Melinda, Tyler, Marcus, Nathan, Tiffanie, Breanna, Cory, Cameron, Brandon, Madison, Morgan, and Meagan; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other treasured family members and faithful friends throughout the years.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 02, 2011, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church on Hwy 321, Cleveland, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 03, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at Faith Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church; Bro. Ken Smith presiding. Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery.

Randolph

Funeral Service will be held for Gracie Randolph, 77, of Dayton, Texas at 11 AM on Saturday December 3, 2011 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Dayton, with the Reverend Amos L Horton, Officiating, burial in Acie Cemetery, Dayton under the direction of Wells Funeral Service, Liberty.

A retired school teacher for Dayton Independent School District she died, Monday, November 28, 2011 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown.

Mrs. Randolph will lie in state at the funeral home from 2PM until 6PM on Friday, December 2. Visitation will be held at Pleasant Hill from 9AM until time of service.

To cherish her memory she leaves her husband of forty four years: Earl Randolph; six sons: Everett Lynn Randolph, of Nome, Glenn Edwin Randolph of Pasadena, Earl L. Randolph, Jr., of Dayton, Ervin Dwain Atkins and Robert Randolph, Sr., both of Crosby and Elton Ray Randolph of Dayton. Three daughters: Ivy Santiago and Andrea Denise David, both of Kingwood and Tammy Travoyan Walker, of Humble; sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grand-children and a host of other relative and friends

Chavez

Jose Antonio Chavez, 61, of Anahauc died on Friday, December 2, 2011 at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, December 5, 2011 at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church in Anahuac under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac.. Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery. A gathering of Jose's family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 4th at the funeral home with a Rosary beginning at 6:00 P.M.

Jose was preceded in death by his parents, Paublo and Leonides Servin Chavez and 2 sisters. He loved being with his family and baseball.

Jose is survived by his wife of 33 years, Eva Chavez; sons, Omar Chavez, Mario Chavez and wife, Becca, Hector Chavez; daughters, Angelica Chavez, Alexis Chavez; grandchildren, Emily Chavez, and J.J. Galindo; 7 sisters, and 5 brothers and a host of other family and friends.

Please view, sign and share memories of Joes in his guest book @sterlingfuneralhome.com

Gatlin

Ruth Gatlin, 91 of Liberty died on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Liberty Health Care in Liberty. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 2, 2011 at Palms Memorial Park under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. A gathering of Ruth's family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the funeral home.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Robert Gatlin, son, Charles Martin Gatlin, brother, Lee Jackson and grandson, Donnie Hughes. Ruth loved being around her family.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Jim Hughes and wife Brenda, Jack Hughes and wife Georgia Ann, Bob Hughes and wife, Marilyn; daughter, Donna Curry and husband, Jerry; fourteen grandchildren and a host of other great, great-great grandchildren and friends.

Please view, sign and share memories of Ruth in her guest book at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

 

Dennison

Elouise Foley Dennison, age 94, died November 29, 2011 in Liberty, Texas.

She was born January 10, 1917 in San Augustine, Texas, the seventh of eight children. Her parents were Mary Willie Sims Foley and Hugh Foley. She graduated from Montgomery High School in 1933 and from Baylor University in 1937 with a B.A. Degree in English. She married George Felton Dennison on August 5, 1938.

Elouise and Felton had three children, Gary Felton Dennison, Elouise Ann Dennison Normand and Melanee Carol Dennison Mowery (Cliff), as well as a godchild, Gay Wesley Warren Gaddis (Lee).

Elouise was a devoted wife, incredible mother, engaged and encouraging grandmother and faithful friend. She was prompt and practical in responding to the needs of others.
An accomplished homemaker, Elouise spent countless hours providing home-cooked meals, handmade clothes and handwritten notes, letters, poems and parodies to lift the spirits of those around her.

A farmer’s wife who supported her husband in his vocation, Elouise was a member of the Flying Farmers Association, which honored the agricultural industry in the State of Texas.

Elouise lived her entire life in commitment to Christ. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Liberty, where she taught Bible studies and classes, including the Gleaners Class, then the Faith Class, and was active in the Women’s Bible Class. Elouise was a founding member of the Coterie Club of Liberty, As a consummate learner and teacher, she was a tutor and substitute teacher at Liberty High School for 25 years.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband and seven siblings, Elouise is survived by her three children, nine grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

The family will receive family and friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2 at Allison Funeral Home at 1101 N. Travis St., Liberty, TX. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3 at First United Methodist Church, 539 Main Street, Liberty, Texas and the burial service at Cooke Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Liberty. To view and sign the guestbook go to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Laird

On May 27, 1945 Everett Delain Laird was born to Evert Roy Laird and Nellie Marie McEwin Laird.

He died on Tuesday November 29, 2011 at his residence in Thicket. Everett had lived in Thicket since 1982 and was a retired Lease Operator with Energy Oilfield services of Mt. Belvieu, and was a member of The First Assembly of God Church of Ramayor.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years Rose Laird of Thicket, his daughters Hattie Criswell and husband Gary of Livingston, Rose Marie Laird and husband John of Rye,. Sons Terry and Michael Laird and grandchildren Emily, Mackenzie, Frederick, Brianna and Marie. Sisters Diane Hammond of Shepherd, Doris Denham and husband Gene of Saratoga, and Deloris Hatcher of Saratoga, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Father Evert Roy Laird and Mother Nellie Marie McEwin Laird, brother Delbert Laird. He was anxious to go home and wants all his family and friends to prepare to join him heaven is rejoicing as they welcome their newest angel.

A service of remembrance will be held Friday December 2, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Larry Jones officiating, interment will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket. The family will be recieving friends on Thursday December 1, 2011 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson Texas 77519 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100" Earning your trust one family at a time."

To view online obituary or post a tribute for the family visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Eaton

Beulah J. Copeland Eaton, 76, of Tarkington Prairie, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at her residence.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2011, at the Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie, with burial following thereafter. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m., at the cemetery prior to services. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Beulah was born January 20, 1935 in Dayton, to parents; L. M. “Elmer” Copeland and Katy A. Burton, and has resided in the Tarkington Prairie area throughout most of her life. She was a homemaker, member of the Southline Baptist Church, and enjoyed making jewelry and ceramics, cooking, sewing, and fishing in her earlier years.

Mrs. Eaton was preceded in death by her father: L. M. “Elmer” Copeland, mother: Katy A. Copeland Keith, husband of 47 years: Richard H. “Monk” Eaton, Jr., brothers: L. B. Copeland and wife Joyce, Nelson Copeland and wife Dot, and Edward Copeland, and sister: Wylene Riggs and husband Ben. She is survived by her son: Richard H. Eaton, III and wife Karen of Buffalo, daughters: Sherilyn Khaligh of Spring, Karen O’Farrell and husband Jimmie of Humble, and Jennie Cheatham and husband John of Tarkington Prairie, brother: Billy Copeland and wife Nancy of Cleveland, sister-in-law: Lily Copeland of Liberty, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Sweet

Clyde Gene Sweet, age 53, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

He was born on May 11, 1958 in Houston, Texas. Clyde was a welder and was self-employed in the concrete and monument business. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a football fan and loved his “Fun Day Sunday Football” with family and friends along with dove hunting with his buddies. He will be remembered lovingly.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bennie Charles Sweet; grandparents, Charlie Adam Sweet and Bernice Sweet, Fred Purswell, Floren Thompson and Myrtle Lou Purswell Thompson; aunts, Jo Johnson and Velma Matthews; cousins, Dorinda Kelly and Mike Matthews.

He is survived by his wife, Jeri Sweet; sons, Jake Sweet and Ben Sweet; mother, Clyta Jean Purswell Carter and step-father, Robert A. Carter; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Richard and Ellen Davis; sister, Deborah Cunningham and husband, Robert; brothers, Charles Sweet, Floyd Carter and wife, Kathy, Bobby Carter; nephew, Trey Sweet; niece, Sharolett Combs, Leslie Davis, Tiffany Brill, and Cindy Davis; numerous other treasured family members and countless friends and buddies.

The family will welcome friends for visitation Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Bro. Miller Thompson will preside over graveside services being held Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Ryan Cemetery. Clyde will be remembered and honored by many.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, “In Memory of Clyde Sweet”, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309 or 877-465-6636.

Sullenger

James R. Sullenger, 74 of Mountainair, NM died on Sunday, November 27, 2011 in Bayside Community Hospital in Anahuac. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. A memorial service will be at a later date in at First Baptist Church in Mountainair, NM. Jimmy was preceded in death by his first wife, Billie Sullenger and son, Thomas Richard Sullenger; parents, Jens and Ann Sullenger.

Jimmy was a volunteer fireman for over 20 years with Mountainair Fire and Rescue where he served the last 6 years as a first responder. He held the office of Captain. Jimmy also held the office of Vice President of the New Mexico State Firemen Association. Jimmy was the loved bus driver for the Mountainair Public School activity clubs. He worked as a supervisor for the State of New Mexico Highway Department over 25 years.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 16 years, Wanda Sullenger; daughters, Tammy Zamora and husband Larry of Mountainair, NM. and Stacey Corey of Los Lunas, NM; sons, Thomas Corey and wife Kim of Wallisville, TX; grandchildren, Vincent, Victor, Alexandria, Garrett, and Brandon; great grandson, Damien; host of family, fellow fire fighters and friends.

Honorary Pall bearers will be the Mountainair Fire and Rescue Honor Guard Team. Please view, sign and share memories of Jimmy in his guest book at www.sterlingfuneralhome.co

Langford

Evie Evelyne Roy Langford, 87 of Anahuac died on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Arboretum of Winnie. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in Anahuac Cemetery under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. A gathering of Evelyne's family and friends will be from 11:00 to 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 29th at the funeral home.

Evelyn was born in Black Jack, Texas to the late George Washington and Myrtie Cornelia (Ballow) Roy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Atlee Howard Langford and five sisters. She loved quilting, crocheting and being out in the yard.

Evelyne is survived by her sons; Paul Eugene and Mable Langford of Anahuac, Don and Deborah Langford of Anahuac; five grandchildren; Paul Langford, Melinda Feild, Brittney Bahr, Dolores Benchella, and Daniel Langford; ten great grandchildren; Dwain, Jace, Justin, Alyssa, Jacob, Brinley, Aidan, Tristan, Hailey and Cady; brother, Gerald W. Roy of Wallisville.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Arboretum of Winnie (Alzheimer's Unit), 1215 Hwy 124, Winnie, Texas 77665 or Anahuac Cemetery Association, PO Box 926, Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Please view, sign and share memories of Evelyne in her guest book at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Smith

Johnny Ray “Poppy” Smith, Sr. age 72, of Crosby, Texas, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 in Baytown, Texas.

Johnny was born August 19, 1939 in Lindale, Smith County, Texas to parents; Andrew Crook and Maggie Bostick Smith.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lloyd Smith.

Mr. Smith was a former Texas Ranger, a position in which he was extremely proud to have served. He was retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He had also served in the U.S. Navy. Johnny was an avid softball player and had played fastpitch softball in several leagues around Liberty County as an amazing pitcher. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him

Visitation for Mr. Smith will be Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton, Texas.

Johnny is survived by his wife Paulette Smith of Crosby; daughter: Deanne Alexander of Austin; sons: Ray Smith and Craig Smith of Crosby; brothers William Smith of Lindale, Texas and Roy E. Smith of Tyler, Texas; sister: Dolly Neal of Tyler; Grandchildren Kristin, Kadi, and Kenady Smith and Clayton and Kirk Alexander; other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date

Fregia

Glen Allen Fregia 40 of Daisetta, died Monday November 21, 2011 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday November 26, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services chapel with Reverend Larry Wyant and Robert Fregia officiating. interment will follow at Monroe -Fregia Family cemetery in Liberty. The family will be recieving friends on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 4:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

Glen was born in Liberty Texas, on April 14, 1971 to Freddy Fregia and Tinnie Able and lived in Liberty County for most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his mother Tinnie Inez Able Fregia and aunt Betty Able. Survivors are Father Freddy Fregia and stepmother Shirley Fregia of Batson, companion Lugenia Smith Fregia of Daisetta, daughters Ashley Cassidy of Florida, Helen Kay Fregia of Brenham TX, stepdaughter Marissa Diana Ball also of Brenham. Brother Robert" Bubba" Fregia and wife Connie of Daisetta. Sisters Belinda Willett and husband Herman of Tennessee, Aline Ellezy of Liberty and many stepchildren. Grandchildren Kayden, Payden, JR. and Mason. Serving as Pallbearers are Wendel Ener, Steven Robinson, T.J. Fregia, Jason Smith. Honorary Pallbearer is Robbie Nance.

Miksch

Thomas W. Miksch, 77, of Moss Hill, Texas died Thursday morning in the arms of his loving family.

Mr. Miksch was born on August 9, 1934, in Weimer, Texas to parents, Fred Miksch and Margaret Bruns Miksch, the youngest of three boys. Tom graduated from Waelder High School where he earned a basketball Scholarship to Texas A & I in Kingsville. He received his Bachelors of Education at Texas A & I and later his Masters from the Southwest Texas State Teachers College. He was a career educator, with a no-nonsense approach. Mr. Miksch retired after over 37 years in the field as teacher, coach, assistant principal and superintendant, serving in Stockdale, Aldine, Hardin, Crosby and Cy-Fair. He was a Past President of Liberty County Retired Teachers Association and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Teachers Credit Union. Mr. Miksch was a 3rd Degree Master Mason. As for Mr. Miksch hobbies, he loved to watch his grandchildren participate in their sporting events and any school functions.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2011, from 5pm until 8pm at Allison Funeral Service Chapel, Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services will be Monday, November 28, 2011, at 10am at Hardin United Methodist Church, Hardin, Texas with Gideon Watson officiating. Burial will be at 3pm at Waelder Masonic Cemetery in Waelder, Texas.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Leroy Miksch. He is survived by his wife, Jane Tumlinson Miksch, sons, Mark Miksch, Todd Miksch and wife Renea, daughter, Amy Fitzgerald and husband Phil, brother, Norman Miksch and wife Margie, grandchildren, Jennifer Stanley, Joshua Fitzgerald, Micah Miksch, Morgan Miksch, Maggie Miksch and Marley Miksch and one great-granddaughter, Sophie Jane Stanley.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis St., Liberty, Texas. To view and sign the guestbook go to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Jones

Ethel Earlene Jones, 62 of Batson, Texas went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2011 in Beaumont, Texas. Ethel was born on November 11, 1948 to William and Alicea Wingo. Ethel was a member of the First Baptist Church in Batson where she was a Sunday school teacher and enjoyed the Ladies Bible Studies.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, William Lee Wingo. She leaves behind to cherish her memories a husband of forty-four years, Harrell Jones of Batson, four daughters; Alicea Jones of Batson, Kimberly Shipp and husband Timothy of Batson, Amanda Jones-Patton of Batson and Jaclyn Quimby and husband Justin of Mont Belvieu, one sister Dianne Ramey and husband Patrick of Dennison, four grandchildren; Blake Shipp, Haley Shipp, Chase Patton and Aldan Jones and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ethel Earlene Jones will be held Saturday, November 26, 2001 at 2:00pm at the First Baptist Church in Batson with a visitation Friday, November 25, 2001 from 5pm till 8pm at the First Baptist Church. Interment will be at Guedry Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas. Visit www.sterlingfuneralhome.com to send condolences online.

Fregia

Glen Allen Fregia 40 of Daisetta, died Monday November 21, 2011 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday November 26, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services chapel with Reverend Larry Wyant and Robert Fregia officiating. interment will follow at Monroe -Fregia Family cemetery in Liberty.

The family will be recieving friends on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 4:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

Glen was born in Liberty Texas, on March 14, 1971 to Freddy Fregia and Tinnie Able and lived in Liberty County for most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his mother Tinnie Inez Able Fregia and aunt Betty Able.

Survivors are Father Freddy Fregia and stepmother Shirley Fregia of Batson, companion Lugenia Smith Fregia of Daisetta, daughters Ashley Cassidy of Florida, Helen Kay Fregia of Brenham TX, stepdaughter Marissa Diana Ball also of Brenham. Brother Robert" Bubba" Fregia and wife Connie of Daisetta. Sisters Belinda Willett and husband Herman of Tennessee, Aline Ellezy of Liberty and many stepchildren. Grandchildren Kayden, Payden, JR. and Mason.

Serving as Pallbearers are Wendel Ener, Steven Robinson, T.J. Fregia, Jason Smith. Honorary Pallbearer is Robbie Nance.

Services under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson Texas 77519 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100 "Earning your trust one family at a time."

To view online obituary or post a tribute to the family visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Lewis-Banks

Ethel M. Lewis-Banks (Putt) 64, of Hankamer died Nov. 16, 2011.

Visitation will be Nov. 26, 2011, 9Am until Funeral 11AM at Sunlight M.B.C., 1016 Speights Rd., Pastor David L. Hudson, Hankamer, TX. Interment: Lewis Cemetery, Hankamer, TX.

Putt, as she was affectionately called, was a loving, caring and God-fearing woman who shall greatly be missed and will forever live in our hearts.

Mourning her departure yet cherishing her memories are Son: Walter Lee Raymond Jr. (June), sister: Carolyn Speights, Dorothy Smith (Dorsey), Elizabeth Williams; brother: Julius Lewis (Nina); 4 grandchildren, Rickey Coates Jr., David Coates, Cody Johnson & Wyatt Raymond, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; relatives and friends.

Professional Services rendered by Proctor’s Mortuary 518 Miller St. Anahuac, Tx. 77514. 409-267-3122. proctorsmortuary.com

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