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Clements

On September 02, 2014 the Lord opened his arms, said "Connie, its time come home".

We were blessed with 60 years of love and laughter but after an extended and hard fought illness we had to say goodbye.

Connie was born January 24, 1954 in Dayton, Texas to Ruben Lars Peters and Althia A. Howard Peters. She was the youngest of eight with two half-siblings so there was always lots of noise and people round. Connie excelled at writing & literature and became know for her short stories and poems.

She graduated from Dayton High School in 1972 and worked at Peoples Grocery as a butchers assistant. In 1973 she met the love of her life, Gene Clements and only three months later in August they married. In 41 years they hardly spent a full day apart. She made their house a home and welcomed all who stopped by with a big smile and cold iced tea.

She was strong willed and fought hard to stay with us but she's now reunited with those who were waiting for her in heaven. Her parents, her two half-siblings, her sister, Lois Scarbrough, her brother-in-law, Joe Smith and her granddog, Hyde.

She leaves behind to honor her memory, her husband, Gene Clements of Dayton,Tx., her son, Marshall Clements of Dayton, Tx., her daughter, Pamela Clements of Dayton, Tx., her granddogs, Ponce and Dusty. Sisters, Faye Smith of Dayton, Tx., Bonnie Norris of Madison, Tn., Margaret Hoffman and husband Otto of Hockley, Tx, brothers, Aubrey Peters and wife, Doris of Hardin, Tx., Maurice Peters of Dayton,Tx., Doyle Peters of Hull, Tx. and a host of other family and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held in October. She is greatly missed and will forever be remembered.

Barker

Elizabeth “Diane” Weeks Barker, 67, of Baytown, died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at her residence.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with services concluding thereafter.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Diane was born December 1, 1946 in Pineland, to parents; Calvin and Lurline Hall Weeks, a former resident of Crosby and Las Vegas, and has resided in Baytown for the past seven years.  She was a graduate of the Hemphill High School, a former Crosby ISD bus driver, and a member of the Eagles Club and CASI.  She also enjoyed chili cook-offs and cooking.

Mrs. Barker was preceded in death by her father:  Calvin Weeks, mother:  Lurline Hall Weeks, and a grandson:  Zachary Barker.  She is survived by her husband of 14 years:  James E. “JB” Barker of Baytown, sons:  James Calvin Barker and wife Kristy of Dayton, Grady Barker and wife Jodie of Colorado, and Shawn Barker and wife Debra of Dayton, daughter:  Joanna Spence Anderson and husband Perry of Las Vegas, grandchildren:  Jonathan Gruner, Brittani Gruner, Jennifer Gruner, Shawna Barker, Hailey Barker, Kodi Casey, and Austin Barker, great-grandson:  Justin Gruner, her beloved pets:  Sadie and PK, and a host of other relatives and special friends.

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Bird

Mike L. “Poppy” Bird, 56, of Liberty, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in Huntsville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Mike was born October 1, 1957 in Liberty, to parents; Lee Roy and Mary Rich Bird, and has been a lifelong resident of Liberty. He attended Liberty High School, was a diesel mechanic for Kee West Equipment of Baytown, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, tractor work, and helping others.

Mr. Bird was preceded in death by his father: Lee Roy Bird, parents-in-law: Buster and Sylvia Campbell Peak, and grandparents: Eli and Lizzie Rich and Margaret Ross Bird. He is survived by his wife of 35 years: Margaret Peak Bird of Liberty, daughters: Brandy Bird of Liberty, Julie Peak of Anahuac, Lana Webb of Hardin, and Regina Crouthers and husband James of Liberty, mother: Mary Rich Bird of Liberty, sister: Julia Bird Weisinger and husband Terry of Liberty, grandchildren: Cassie Fregia, Sylvia Brooke Crouthers, Noah Crouthers, Rylee Brown, Makenzie Brown, and Shelby Webb, great-granddaughter: Azaleigh Fregia, extended family members: Bret Willis, Madison Willis, and Coy Wrance Brock, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Mason

Ray Shaw Mason, Sr., 82, of Liberty, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Liberty Healthcare Center in Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Heights Baptist Church in Liberty with burial following at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Ray was born September 19, 1931 in Dayton, to parents; George I. Mason, Sr. and Nina I. Shaw Mason, and has been a lifelong resident of Liberty. He was a graduate of Liberty High School, former owner of a Western Auto store, an Exxon service station, member of the First United Methodist Church, and a former volunteer firefighter for Liberty. He also enjoyed ranching and tractor work.

Mr. Mason was preceded in death by his father: George I. Mason, Sr., mother: Nina I. Shaw Mason, mother of his children: Vera Mason, son: Ray S. Mason, Jr., and brothers: George I. Mason, Jr., Leonard Mason, and Fred Mason. He is survived by his wife of 43 years: Vennie Jordan Mason of Liberty, daughters: Lynn Ayers and husband Ray of Liberty, Ann Phillips and husband Donnie of Hull, Janet McKinney and husband Bobby of Dayton, Dee Ann Gruver and husband Tim of Liberty, and Shelly Lopez of Liberty, brother: William Mason and wife Linda of Conroe, grandchildren: Jarrod Land and wife Courtney, Jake Phillips and wife Rachel, Josh Phillips and wife Amanda, Ally Rae McKinney, Austin Gruver and wife Ashley, Kirbie Gruver, Micah Gruver, Barry Lopez, J. R. Mason, and Danielle Baird and husband Glenn, great-grandchildren: Harper Phillips, Colton Gruver, Cameron Ray Baird, McKayla Baird, Christian Baird, and Clayton Land, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Flowers

Lillie E. “Bitsy” Mifflin Flowers, 84, of Dayton, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 14, 2014, 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 8 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Lillie was born August 14, 1930 in Dayton, to parents; Cecil G. and Myrtle Razer Mifflin, and was a lifelong resident of Dayton. She was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1948, a retired accountant from General Crude and Mobil Oil, and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. She also enjoyed crafts, gardening, church activities, music, and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Flowers was preceded in death by her father: Cecil G. Mifflin, mother: Myrtle Razer Mifflin, husband of 43 years: James S. “Sid” Flowers, Jr., sister: Naomi Ripkowski and her husband August, brother: Harold Mifflin, and brother-in-law: Harry Daniel. She is survived by her daughter: Lisa R. Flowers of Dayton, sisters: Frances Turner and husband George of Conroe and Georgia Daniel of Livingston, brothers: James Mifflin and wife Jeanette of Dayton and Carlton Mifflin of Dayton, sister-in-law: Ellen Smith and husband Jimmy of Dayton, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Votaw

Brenda Joyce Votaw 68 of Saratoga, Texas, died on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at her daughters residence in Saratoga.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday September 12, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend James Simmons officiating. Interment will follow at the John Clark Votaw Memorial Cemetery in Saratoga. The family will be receiving friends also on Friday September 12, 2014 from 10:00A.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she had lived in Saratoga, and was an homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband John Clark Votaw, three brothers and one sister. Survivors are her son; Ronnie Richardson and wife Brenda of Hammond, Indiana. Daughters; Kristy Ryan and husband Robert of Saratoga, and Tammy Reed and husband Gary of Birmingham, Alabama. Brothers; Jim Hurley of Birmingham, Alabama, and Jerry Hurley of Alabama, and sister; Sandra Manning of Section, Alabama. Grandchildren are Robert Ryan II, Brandy Crane, Cody Reed, Casey Reed, Shaina Richardson, and Brett Richardson. Great grandchildren are Austin Simmons, Alex Bice, Aidan Bice, Colby Crane, Colten Crane, Caleb Reed, Logan Reed, Lacy Reed, and Amaya Richardson. Serving as pallbearers are Reverend James Simmons, Mark Simmons, Chris Simmons, Jay Jacobsen, Greg Votaw, and Phillip Thibodeaux.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Independently owned and operated by local people you know and trust.

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Gulledge

Luther Clyde Gulledge, 74, of Cleveland passed away Monday, September 8, 2014.

He was born December 23, 1939 in Alma, Texas to parents Oran Jarome Gulledge and Ovelia Juanita Willis Gulledge. Luther graduated from Ennis High School in 1958 and retired from the Texaco Chemical Company in 1994. Mr. Gulledge served on the Tarkington School Board for 20 years. He served as deacon of Oak Shade Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school and was an usher. He enjoyed farming, going to A&M games and his many grandchildren. Luther took great pride in his marriage of 53 years and loved spending time with his family.

Services for Mr. Gulledge will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Oak Shade Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Shade Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland. Visitation will be 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Luther was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, Ethel Mae Brock and William Joseph Gulledge, Mary Ellen Martin and William James Willis, and his half- brother, Aubrey Lee Merrell. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sue Smith Gulledge; daughters, Tamara Blackmon, and Shanda Neelley and husband Dan; son, Shane Gulledge and wife Jennifer; sister, Cathy Davis and husband Edwin, brother, Oran Gulledge and wife Charlotte; grandchildren, Lane Gulledge, Presley Blackmon, Landry Gulledge, Jackson Neelley, Kaia Blackmon, Sydni Gulledge, Miles Neelley, Mason Neelley and Molly Neelley; brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws, Dalton Gregory, Sandra and Buddy Moore, Geanie & Harold Cross, Dorothy Smith Sherling, Jerry Paul and Josetta Smith, also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials for Mr. Gulledge can be made to the Tarkington Student Foundation,
2770 FM163, Cleveland, TX 77327, Attn: Dennis Shew.

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Simmons

Luther Kale Simmons, 94, of Hardin, traded in his Navy wings for his Angel wings on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, after battling two strokes and a heart attack over the last several months.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

He is preceded in death by his parents, David W. & Carrie Simmons; his wife, Marie Simmons; his sons Dennis E. Simmons and David L. Simmons; his brothers & their wives Roy & Delia Simmons and T.B. & Bertha Simmons and one sister & her husband Vinie & Carson Tanner. 

He is survived by his grandchildren:  Lance Simmons, Johnny Simmons, Ronnie Simmons & Brandi Simmons, great grandchildren:  Lantz Simmons and Mackenzie Till, daughter-in-law and her husband:  Denice & Alan Young, special friends:  Fritz & Chris Wulff and their children and grandchildren, Chuck Snyder, Bobby Baker, Boyd & Denise Parrish and their children and grandchildren, Joe and Cassie Balch, the Laird family and the Goings family.

Luther is a veteran of World War II, where he earned his Wings, several Stars, Ribbons & Medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross & Air Medal.  He served aboard the USS Lexington from 1942-1945 for the US Navy as a Radio Man and Gunner.  He met his sweetheart, Marie, at a dance; who happened to work at Douglas AFB as a Rosie the Riveter.  They were married 3 months after he was Honorably Discharged. He went on to work in the Research Department of Humble Oil & Refining Co. and retired after 32 years.  After his retirement he and his sweetheart started traveling with their RV and worked at several Good Sam Club Parks such as Florida, North Carolina, Arkansas & Mississippi.  Pastimes were rodeo, baseball, fishing, traveling & camping.  He loved his ice cream soup and wearing his Blue or Tan Dickie overalls and ball caps.

He grew up in Tarkington Prairie, TX; but settled in areas such as Houston, Baytown, Highlands, Liberty, Hardin, Onalaska, Livingston, and Nacogdoches.  Everywhere he lived he grew and tended to a garden, was quite a carpenter and could make a great pot of coffee that was always on for friends and family.  Not only did he share the coffee, but he shared many a fresh vegetable from his garden, his sense of humor and picking.  He had so many friends along the way and always would say “You have to be a Friend to have Friends”

Many thanks to his nurses Patti, Glenda, Linda, Dustin and Brooke and also the staff & nurses at Magnolia Place Health Care.

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Wilson

Roland James Wilson, 76, of Moss Bluff, died Monday, September 8, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darrell Brown officiating and burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. 

Roland was born September 4, 1938 in Tampa, Florida, a former resident of Page, and has resided in Moss Bluff for the past 32 years.  He was a veteran of US Army 101st Airborne Division, former owner of Whitney Glass and Mirror, and a commercial fisherman.  He also enjoyed being at the river, fishing, and camping.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his father:  James J. Wilson, mother:  Tamara Williams Provost, brothers:  Vernon and Aaron Wilson, and sister:  Louise James. 

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of 52 years:  Mary Norris Wilson of Moss Bluff, daughters:  Arahonda Conley of Texas City, Sandra McHenry of Gatesville, Deborah Comans of Mississippi, Elizabeth Rash of Mississippi, and Patricia Clark of Mississippi, sons:  Anthony Brown of Moss Bluff and Leon Brown of Mississippi, sisters:  Christine Pounds of Onalaska and Martha J. Parchinsky of Alabama, brother:  Johnny E. Wilson of Austin, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  

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Phillips

Michael Anthony Phillips, 55, of Hull, died Monday September 8, 2014.

He loved animals and raised birds and teaching some to talk. He was a gardener and enjoyed growing flowers of all kinds. He also was a great cook.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ennice Phillips.

He is survived by his brother, Richard R. Phillips, Jr. of North Carolina; sisters, Anita M. Phillips of Hull and Lois J. Bennett of Leesburg, FL and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday September 11, 2014, at Faith and Family Funeral Services, officiated by Reverend Lonnie Jordan.

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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Thames

Louis Edward Thames, age 88, of Anahuac, passed away on September 7, 2014 at Liberty Health Care Center in Liberty, TX.

Louis was born December 28, 1925 in Hearne, TX, son of the late Louis Milton Thames and Ira Catherine Dunlap Thames.  He attended high school in Bryan, TX. Louis then served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 while being a part of Patton’s Army.  Hereceived a Purple Heart Medal and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  After serving his term in the U.S. Army, Louis then went on and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.  Louis was also a member of the football team at Sam Houston State University.  Louis was the owner of Louis Thames Chevrolet and was in the business for thirty years.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Gene Thames, Hoyt Thames, sisters; Alva Clark Thames, Elizabeth Free Thames, Ethel Cowan Thames, Effie Winters Thames, Helen Keefer Thames and Norma Culbreth Thames. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife; Margie Thames of Anahuac, daughters; Lee Shamburger and husband Bill of Dallas, TX, Beth Cook and husband Aaron of Liberty, TX, grandchildren; Lauren Cook, Madison Cook, Tyler Shamburger and Maggie Shamburger.

Services for Louis Edward Thames will be Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10am at First Baptist Church in Anahuac with burial to follow at Anahuac Cemetery.  Rev. Gary Hillyard will be officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 South Main, Anahuac. 

Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Reavis

Edward N. Reavis age 67 died Saturday September 6, 2014 in Texas City, Texas.

Edward was born in Liberty, Texas January 14, 1947 the son of the late Dewey Ryland Reavis and Christina Strahan Reavis. Edward worked for numerous years for Methodist Tri-Gas as an inside sales representative. Besides his love for his family, Edward also had a passion for fishing.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children; Gary Reavis and wife Maria, Kelvin Reavis and wife Jeanne, and Ben Reavis, brothers; Vernon Reavis and Gene Reavis, sisters; Charlotte G. Cooley and Mary Beth Stengler. In addition he leaves his grandchildren; Samantha, Kaymon, and Claire Reavis and a host of nieces and nephews. Edward will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held Tuesday September 9, 2014 from 5-8PM at Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St. Anahuac, Texas. Funeral Services will be held 10AM Wednesday September 10, 2014 at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Hillyard to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Anahuac Cemetery. Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Heard

Mrs. Rita Smith Heard, age 95, of Anahuac died, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at St. James House in Baytown, TX. 

Rita was born on August 22, 1919 in Crowley, Louisiana.  A resident of Anahuac for fifty-six years, she had been a teacher’s aide in the Special Education Department at Anahuac Junior High School for ten years. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton Ashton and Annie Gremillion Smith, husband; John T. Heard and son; Allen George Heard. 

She is survived by sons; John T. Heard Jr and wife Barbara of Kirksville, Missouri, Stephen A. Heard and wife Maureen of Seattle, Washington and James D. (Jim) Heard and wife Susan of Yorktown, Virginia, daughters; Linda Parish and husband John Howard of Anahuac, Anne Heard of Houston, Eugenia Heard of Anahuac and Marie Heard of Houston.  She is also survived by her grandchildren; Cherie Sambrano and husband Troy of League City, Texas, Ashli Bertrand and husband Lane of Anahuac, Stephen A. Heard Jr. and wife Jennifer of Tacoma, Washington, John T. Heard III and wife Kristel of Sammamish, Washington, Stephanie Heard of Seattle, Washington and Christopher, Andrew, Katelyn and Samantha heard of Yorktown, Virginia and great-grandchildren; Cameron, Sydney and Brady Bertrand, Isabel and Sofia Heard and Cayden and Kenna Sambrano, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11am at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church in Anahuac, TX.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service from 10am to 11am.  Burial will follow at Anahuac Cemetery. 

The family would like to thank the caregivers, nurses and staff at St. James House, Audrey George and Joann Alexander for their excellent, Dr. Leonides and Lois Corner for their many years of exemplary care and concern.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. James House, 5800 West Baker Road, Baytown, TX 77520-1694 or the charity of choice. 

Funeral services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral home, 1201 South Main, Anahuac, TX 77514.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

George

Katherine Ruth Heckel George, 53, of Dayton, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 8, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Katherine was born February 13, 1961 in Jacksonville, Florida, a former resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has resided in Dayton for the past three years.  She was a consultant for Lofton Staffing Services and former board member of the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce.  She also enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. George was preceded in death by her mother:  Betty Jean Warren Waters, daughter:  Caitlyn Grace George, and brothers:  Roger, Kenny, and Danny Heckel.  She is survived by her father:  Harvey Alton Waters of Florida, sister:  Elaine Fuller of Florida, brothers:  Carl Heckel of Florida and Randy Heckel of Dayton, niece:  Morgan Heckel of Florida, nephews:  Brantley Heckel of Dayton and Kevin Fuller of Florida, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

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McMillan

John E (Jack) McMillan, 89, of Moss Hill, Texas, formerly from Monaca, Pennsylvania died September 3, 2014 at his home in Moss Hill, Texas.

He was born July 13, 1925 and was the son of the late John H.E. McMillan and Pauline (Fischer) McMillan of Monaca.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Theresa R. McMillan, his son, John E McMillan Jr. (Mickey), his daughter, Kathleen R McMillan and a sister-in-law, Cecilia Barrett. Jack is survived by his siste,r Catherine McMillan, Los Angeles, CA, daughters, Patti Dicianna and husband Terry, The Villages, FL, Debbie Cain and husband Randy, Moss Hill, TX; grandchildren. Kristen Dicianna, San Antonio, TX, Kevin Dicianna and wife Tammy, Draper, UT, Buddy Covalt and wife Ashley, Hopwell, PA, Monica Weis, Lexington, TX, Kathleen McMillan, Center, PA, Danny McMillan and wife Angela, Douglasville, GA, Cody Cain and wife Bethany, Moss Hill, TX, Karli Cain, Kountz, TX; great grandchildren, Hayleigh Dicianna, Hunter Dymock, Kelsea & Jillian Dicianna, Alana & Jaxsen Covalt, Cody Mason & John Clyde Cain, and Nicolas Zapsic; sister-in-laws, Margaret Patterson and Gertrude Mellott; also other family members and friends

Jack was a WWII Vet proudly serving in the United States Navy. Following discharge he found employment with Arco Chemical of Potter Twp. where he retired after 35 years of service. Jack was born, raised and lived in Monaca for 80 years before moving to Texas. He was a life time member of the Beaver Valley Sportsman’s Club, Monaca, served for over 30 years with the Pennsylvania Fish Commission, Pennsylvania Game Commission Beaver County, Beaver County Sportsman Conservation League and was a member of the Beaver Valley Police Revolver League. He was a long time Pennsylvania Hunter Educational coordinator and instructor and he was heavily involved with the Beaver County Youth Field Days.

Jack was an avid reader. He and wife Theresa sponsored a brick at the Monaca Memorial Library. He continued his love for reading in Texas at The Liberty Municipal Library. He loved history, westerns, military and police novels. Jack was a history buff and loved to talk about US history, Pennsylvania history and his adopted state of Texas history. Jack’s other passion was his motorcycles. He toured 49 states only missing out on Alaska. He talked of the history and told travel stories often about each state visited. In his late golden years he maintained his sense of riding mastering a John Deere Z720A zero turn mower and took great pride in keeping 4 acres absolutely beautiful. He was affectionately known as “The Lawn Ranger!”

At a later date a private ceremony will be held by the family.

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In remembrance of Jack donations may be made to:

Beaver County Sportsman’s Conservation League
c/o Mark Benzio
103 Highland Rd
Industry, PA 15052

Monaca Public Library
928 Pennsylvania Ave
Monaca, PA 15061

City Of Liberty – Municipal Library
1710 Sam Houston St
Liberty TX 77575

Doucette

John Robert Doucette, 73, of Cleveland, died Wednesday September 3, 2014.

He was born and raised in Oakdale, LA. His family moved to Saratoga when he was seven. He was an outdoorsman, he loved to fish and hunt. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed a good joke and he was always there with a helping hand.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Mack and Elva Doucette.

He is survived by his daughters, Elva Marie Neil and husband Mike of Conifer, Colorado, Charlotte Dianne Freeman and husband J.B. of Shepherd, Sheila Pauline Wood and husband Michael of Splendora and Roberta Lynn Warren-Hooks and husband John of Kountze; brothers, Herman Doucette of Town Bluff, Frankie Doucette and wife Jessie of Wells, Evert Doucette and wife Patty of Tarkington Prairie, Ricky Doucette of Saratoga and Jesse Doucette and wife Teresa of Saratoga; sister, Melba Cochrell and husband Reece of Nacogdoches; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

His family will receive friends at Faith and Family Funeral Services from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday September 5, 2014. A service of remembrance will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday September 6, 2014 at Faith and Family Funeral Services, officiated by Reverend Tony Current, Reverend Nathan Hendricks and Reverend Gene Denham. Interment will follow at Felps Cemetery in Thicket.

Serving as pallbearers will be Timothy Payton, Jesse Doucette, Harold Richard, Tony Hammond, Gary Paul and Scott Hatcher.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Smoke

Billy Charles Smoke, 72, of Liberty, died Thursday, August 25, 2014, at the Liberty-Dayton Regional Hospital in Liberty.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, September 5, 2014, at the Houston National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Billy was born August 6, 1942 in Flat Creek, Alabama, a former resident of Mississippi, and has resided in Liberty for the past 34 years. He was a retired diesel mechanic, former employee of the Liberty Medical Mart, veteran of the US Army with service during Vietnam, and was Baptist by faith. Billy also enjoyed wood working and spending time with his family.

Mr. Smoke was preceded in death by his father: Talbert G. smoke, mother: Nola B. Poston Smoke, sister: Willie Louise Chewning, brother: Donald Ray Smoke, brother-in-law: Samuel Chewning, and grandson: Chet Smoke. He is survived by his sons: Todd Smoke and wife Suzy of Liberty and Greg Smoke of Liberty, brothers: Daniel and Mark Chewning, sisters: Chrissy, Becky, and Donna Chewning, grandchildren: Logan, Caleb, Dalton, Brianna, and Kellyn, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Orebo

Daniel Joseph Orebo, 80 departed this life, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at a Beaumont hospital.

Daniel Orebo was born to William Orebo and Josephine Guillory in Acadia Parish Louisiana on March 24, 1934. Daniel attended Blessed Sacrament School in Beaumont, Texas and had been employed by Baptist Hospital.

Daniel is survived by his wife Lillie M. Orebo, daughter Sharon Jones, grandchildren; Brandy Wickliff and Courtney Jones, 3-great grandchildren; Sierra Wickliff, Kierra wickliff and Emerie Wickliff, and sisters; Carolyn Antoine, and Clara Benoit. Daniel is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers; Wallace and William J. Orebo.

Visitation Services are Friday September 05, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Wells Funeral Services Chapel.

He will lie in state, Saturday, September 06, 2014 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, at Our Mother Of Mercy Catholic in Ames, Texas. Rosary will begin at 10:00 am and Mass will follow at 11:00 am.

Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Raywood, Texas.

Wells Funeral Services at 300 Alabama, Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with final arrangements.
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Baldwin

JoArnette Baldwin 56, of Liberty died Aug. 30, 2014.

Services are Saturday, Sept. 06, 2014 at Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church, 808 Washington St. Liberty, TX 77575. Pastor Rev. L. C. Speights, Officiating. Visitation will begin at 11AM until Funeral at 1PM. Interment will be in Acie Cemetery Dayton, TX.

JoArnette was the second of two (2) children born to Joe L. Baldwin and Patsy Prater Baldwin. She also has two (2) brothers and two (2) sisters by her father. After the death of her mother at a very young age Jo Arnette was raised by her grandmother: Mable Baldwin.

She finished school at Dayton High School. She worked as a Provider for ten years.

JoArnette was preceded in death by her parents, grandmother, grandfather, long-time special friend Wilbert Dark and three (3) uncles.

JoArnette leaves to cherish her memories her sister: Sandra B. Cubillas (Isaisa), Children/ nephew: Cameron Baldwin, LaQuincy Baldwin, Channing Lillie Baldwin. Her other siblings: Makalia Baldwin, Katrina Jerrels (James), Everett Baldwin (Debra) and Danny Baldwin (Barbara). Aunts: Lois Murphy (Henry) of Houston, Marcye Hunter of Cleburne, Lyndia Davis, Mattie Curtis, Tina Williams of Baytown, Sharon Cummings of Crosby. Grandmother: Doris Baldwin of Barrett, TX. Uncles: Thomas Baldwin (Audrey), Keith (Rose), Robert of California and Phillip Baldwin of Stafford. One loving step-daughter: Sheri Dark and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ms. Baldwin’s Family has chosen to allow us the honor of caring for her remains; Proctor’s Mortuary, 518 Miller St. Anahuac, TX. “We Make The Difference”. The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences can be left for the family at www.proctorsmortuary.com.

Quinn

Danny Wayne Quinn, age 51 of Hardin, died at his residence in Hardin on September 2, 2014. 

Danny was born January 21, 1963 in Liberty, TX.  He graduated from Hardin High School and was a crane operator.  Danny loved to ride his motorcycles which he cherished.  He loved spending time with his family and loved to cook food on the pit.  He will be missed by all.

Danny leaves behind to cherish his memory, parents; Nelda and Fred Barton of Hardin, sons; Matthew Quinn of Rye, TX, Jerney Quinn of Coldspring, TX, Colby Quinn of Coldspring, TX, daughter; Kaitlin Quinn of Hardin, TX, brothers; Joel Wilson of Hardin, TX, B.J. Quinn and wife Pat of Longview, TX, Billy Alexander of South Carolina, Tony Alexander and wife Tonia of Daisetta, TX and sister; Tonja Henderson and husband John of Baytown, TX.

Services for Danny Wayne Quinn will be Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10am at Hardin Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Gideon Watson officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 6pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Atkinson

Barbara Kay Atkinson, age 81 of Liberty, died with her loving family by her side on September 2, 2014 at her residence. 

Barbara was born November 16, 1932 in Crockett, TX, daughter of the late Awtry Fleming Daniel and Edna Peterson Daniel.  She graduated from Pearson Chapel High School.  Barbara married Bobby Atkinson on December 25, 1948 and they were married almost fifty-nine years.  They moved to Liberty in 1952 and was a housewife all of her life.  Barbara enjoyed her flower garden, painting on canvas, her church, family get togethers and cooking for her children and grandchildren.  She was a member of the Liberty Art League and the Joy Club at First Baptist Church in Liberty.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Bobby Nolan Atkinson, sisters; Bebe Bynum and Audrey Millican.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Robert A. Atkinson and wife Ellen of Liberty, daughters; Cynthia A. Henderson and husband John of Livingston, TX, Roberta A. Deakle and husband Dorrance of Liberty, sisters; Margie Miller of Odessa, TX, Ruth Corley of Madisonville, TX, grandchildren; Chris Henderson, Jeff Henderson, Dawn Holland, Donnie Deakle, Eric Atkinson, Ashley Atkinson and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services for Barbara Kay Atkinson will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2pm at First Baptist Church in Liberty with the Rev. Harry Laxton officiating.  Burial will follow at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Friday, September 5, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service Chapel, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Mosley

Larry Wilber Mosley 66 of Batson, Texas died on Sunday August 31, 2014 at his residence surrounded by a host of friends and his loving family by his side.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday September 4, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at First Baptist Church of Batson, with Reverend Tom Muirhead and Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth officiating. Interment with military honors and masonic rites will follow at Guedry cemetery. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday September 3, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. also at First Baptist Church in Batson.

Larry was born November 30, 1947 in Dayton, TX, to John Wilber Mosley and Ethel Mae Clark. He had lived in Batson, for twenty six years and had worked for Energy Transfer/Houston Pipeline, as an Welding Inspector. He was a faithful member of The First Baptist Church of Batson, where he served as deacon and adult class Sunday School teacher. Larry was a U.S. Army veteran and had served in Viet-Nam. He was a mason with the Liberty, and Batson, lodge.

He was preceded in death by his father; John Wilber Mosley, and uncle; J.W. Clark.

Those surviving him are his loving wife of forty five years Carolyn Mosley of Batson, mother; Ethel Mae Mehl of Batson, sons; Larry Brent Mosley and wife Amy of Batson, and Jonathan Corey Mosley of Batson. Brother; John Randell Mosley and wife Jeanette of Batson, aunt; Kathryn Clark of Liberty. Grandchildren are Austin, Madison, McKenzie, Carington, Lance, Aniston and A'lise. Nephews are Trint Taylor and Yancy Mosley. Great nephews are Brody Mosley Hayden Taylor, Calden Nolf, Gaven Nolf, and niece Jolie Mosley Nolf. Serving as pallbearers are Bobby Glenn Carney, Leslie Hancock, Joe Zernicek, Gordon " Pee Wee" Melacon, Kevin Madeley, Donnie Cain, Harold Nugent, and Butch Hart. Honorary pallbearers are Jason Slankard, Travis Castilaw, Brian Jeansonne, Bubba Guedry, John Cain, Verne Hinklin, Heath Bradley, Joe Bob White, and Joey Ramsey.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Independently owned and operated by local people you know and trust.

To view online obituary visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Henry

Joyce Marie Henry age 76 died August 31, 2014 in Dayton, Texas.

Joyce was born in Marlin, Texas, December 8, 1937 the daughter of the late John Greensage and Beaulah Stachowiak Greensage.  Joyce enjoyed trips to the casino, fishing, and watching football. She retired after twenty years of service from Channelview ISD as a custodian in the girl’s gym. She grew up in Denver Harbor area of Houston after retirement she moved to Arkansas, later returning to Dayton to be with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Don Henry and a daughter Carol Henry.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters Donna Bennett and husband Jug of Dayton, Sandra Henry of Spicewood, TX, and her son Archie Henry and wife Michelle of Stanwood, Washington. In addition she leaves her brothers Johnny Greensage and Gene Greensage, her dearest friends Rosemary and Buck Johnson, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Joyce will be held Wednesday September 3, 2014 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10AM Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the funeral home.  Graveside services will be held at 1PM at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com .

Hagan

Richard Lancaster Hagan, age 62, formerly of Liberty, died September 1, 2014 in Kenefick, TX. 

Richard was born June 12, 1952 in Abbeville, Louisiana, son of Richard Spalding Hagan and Margie Gale McEvers Hagan.  Richard graduated from Liberty High School and then went on to the University of Texas where he received his degree in Nursing.  He was currently enrolled at San Jacinto College in Baytown where he was working on a degree in computer science.  Richard was in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972 and was a Vietnam Veteran where he served as a helicopter gunner.  He received the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service stars and the Expert Rifle medal.

Richard was preceded in death by his father; Richard Spalding Hagan and his twin brother; Charles Hagan.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, mother; Margie M. Hagan of Liberty, brother; Patrick Hagan and wife Robin of Houston and nephew; Christopher Hagan of Liberty.

Cremation services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Kossa

Edward J. “Eddie” Kossa, Sr., 72, of Dayton, died Friday, August 29, 2014, at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton followed by graveside services at 3:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Ammannsville.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with rosary beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.
 
Eddie was born March 10, 1942, in Ammannsville, to parents: Jerome and Georgie Sassin Kossa, a former resident of LaPorte, and has resided in Dayton for the past 33 years.  He was a graduate of Bishop Forest High School, a pipefitter for Pipefitters Local #211, and member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Dayton Masonic Lodge #825.  He also enjoyed restoring antique cars, watching westerns, camping with his family, and his two Boston Terriers Rocky and Roxie.
 
Mr. Kossa was preceded in death by his father:  Jerome Kossa and sisters:  Geraldine Kossa and Annie Ondrusek.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years:  Velma Carol Kossa of Dayton, daughters:  Mary Catherine Sargent and husband William of Milano and Lee Ann Brewer and husband Johnny of Dayton, son:  Edward Jerome Kossa, Jr. and wife Becky of Huffman, sisters:  Dr. Mary Jones and husband Lynard of Ft. Worth, Josephine Lynn Petrosky and husband Willie of Yoakum, and Caroline Kasper of Florida, brothers:  John Kossa of Gladewater and Mike Kossa and wife Linda of Ammannsville, seven grandchildren: Jonathon, Joshua, Nathaniel, and Benjamin Brewer and Michael, Rachael and Daniel Kossa, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Leave your thoughts and memories for the family in the guestbook at www.pacestancil.com

Cook

James Louis Cook 63 of Liberty died Aug. 21, 2014.

Services will be Aug. 30, 2014 at Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Liberty. Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Wells Memorial Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Mr. & Mrs. Henry and Melvina Cook. Brother: Henry Allen Cook and Paternal and Maternal Grandparents.

Cherishing his memories are siblings: Clarence McAllister (Lillie) of Beaumont, Sharon Hubert (Wendell Sr.), Mae Jean Jones (Burnette), Debra Baldwin (Donald) all of Dayton, Wayne Cook (Pamela) of Houston, Fredrick Cook (Jeanette) of Jasper and Gregory Cook of Liberty and a host of other relatives and friends.

The Family is being cared for by Proctor’s Mortuary, 518 Miller St. Anahuac, TX. “We Make The Difference”. The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences can be left for the family at www.proctorsmortuary.com.

Stelly

Phyllis Stelly died, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at a Beaumont hospital in Beaumont, Texas.

Memorial Service is Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:00 am with Father Dominic Oguama, officiating at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood Texas.

Wells funeral services at 300 Alabama Street in Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with final arrangements.

On-line memories and condolences maybe shared at www.wellsfuneralservices.com

Clevenger

Terry Glenn Clevenger, Sr., 65, of Dayton, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 30, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Terry was born August 3, 1949 in Nacogdoches, to parents; Hayden Clevenger and Verline Johnson, a former resident of Highlands, and has resided in Dayton for the past 32 years.  He was a retired millwright and member of Family Worship Church.  He enjoyed watching TV, wood working, and especially spending time with his family.

Mr. Clevenger was preceded in death by his father:  Hayden Clevenger, mother:  Verline Johnson Jenkins, an infant daughter, and brothers:  Jerry and Joe Mac Clevenger.  He is survived by his wife:  Charlene Crather Clevenger of Dayton, son:  Terry Clevenger, Jr. and wife Tabitha of Dayton, daughter:  Stacey Trahan and husband Joey of Winnie, stepsons:  William Eastep and wife Summer of Dayton and Michael McLemore and wife Leeanna of Dayton, sister:  Charlott Cooke of Nacogdoches, 14 grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Leave your thoughts and memories for the family in the guestbook at www.pacestancil.com

Taylor

George Lesley Taylor, 88, of Crosby, Texas died Monday, August 25, 2014.

He was born July 2, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Albert William Taylor and Dorris Margaret Edwards.  George is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and severed his country proudly during World War II.  He called Dayton, Texas home for 15 years prior to moving to Crosby, Texas in 1998.  Mr. Taylor loved spending time with his family, spoiling his grandchildren, and being outside fixing something.  He had a huge heart full of love and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Taylor is preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Elizabeth Hatina Taylor, parents, Albert and Dorris Taylor; sisters D.J. Hudson, Hylda Ahlstrom, and Alice Bergstrom, and grandchildren Maddyson Grayce, Johnathan, Rebecka, and Braydon.

He is survived by his daughters Leslie Manly and husband James, Beth Christy and husband Stanley, and Amanda Trantham and husband Kenneth, sister Florence O’Connor, sister-in-law Carol Gemlick, brothers-in-law Dan Hudson, Jim Ahlstrom, and Frank E. Hatina, grandchildren Matthew Manly, Emily Patrick, Nathan Scroggins, and Baby Trantham, numerous nieces, nephews, cherished family members and treasured friends.

A memorial service for Mr. Taylor will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Harvest Time Church of God, 495 S. Diamondhead Blvd., Crosby, Texas 77532.

Leave your thoughts and memories for the family in the guestbook at www.pacestancil.com

Massey

Donald Wayne Massey, 69, of Vidor, died Friday August 22, 2014.

Donald was married to Hazel Campbell in 1966 and honorably served his country during the Vietnam Conflict as a member of the 173rd Army Airborne.

Donald and Hazel moved to Vidor, Texas in 1977 where he supported his family as a automotive body repair mechanic and farmer. After retirement, Donald enjoyed working and supporting the FFA while spending time with his grandchildren.

Donald is preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Campbell Massey; parents, Cecil and Jean Massey and brother, Cecil Massey, Jr.

His survivors include his daughter, Lisa Duty and her husband Sam of Baytown; grandchildren, Lane and Reagan Duty of Baytown; siblings, Larry Massey, Kenny Massey, Ronald Massey and Carol Sickler all of New Jersey.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday August 31, 2014 at Faith and Family Funeral Services, officiated by Reverend Billy Walston. Future interment will be at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Hand

Lillian Hand, 94, of Anahuac, died Sunday, August 24, 2014.  She was born February 8, 1920 in Pasadena, Texas to Joseph E. and Ursule Ledet. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph E. Ledet and Ursule Carlin and sister Lucille Rauwerda.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, American Legion Auxiliary for 68 years and served as Treasurer of the Golden Triangle POW.

Lillian is survived by her loving husband of 65 years Broughton L. Hand; daughters Phoebe Fergerson and husband Eddie and Myra Norman and husband Terry, all of Anahuac; son Lynn Hand and wife Ann, of New Braunfels; sister Lee Alice DiCarlo, of Montgomery, Texas; grandchildren: Laurie Lawrence, Mary Beth Richey, Kimberly Poe, Crystal Norman, T.J. Hand, Susie Copeland and Sarah Lain; ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

A visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 5:00 Pm until 7:00 PM at Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, 204 Trinity St., with Rev. Kelly Krone officiating.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, Texas.

Brown

Charles “Buddy” Owen Brown age 78 died Sunday August 24, 2014 at his home in Liberty.

Buddy was born July 27, 1936 in Poplar Creek, Mississippi the son of the late Sims Brown and Rosa Lee Walker Brown. Buddy worked for numerous years as a Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic for Liberty ISD and Armco Steel. He received his vocational degree from San Jacinto College. Buddy was also a veteran who served in the US Air Force as a mechanic from 1957-1961. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was known to many to be a crack shot.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of forty-one years Brenda Davis Brown of Liberty, his son Kent Brown and wife Jasmine; daughter Kathy Brown Sterling and husband Clay; sisters Dorothy Keith and Meredith Herndon; brothers Jimmy Brown and Morris Brown; and three grandchildren Grayson Sterling, Ryleigh Sterling, and Judith Brown. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A visitation for Buddy will be held Thursday August 28, 2014 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Cremation services to follow. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Jackson

Barbara Jeanette Hollis Jackson, 74, of Shepherd, died Friday, August 22, 2014, at the Cleveland Healthcare Center in Cleveland.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 25, 2014, at the Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie with burial following thereafter.  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 Cleveland.

Barbara was born February 21, 1940 in Longview, to parents; Clarence C. and Clorene S. Cooper, has lived in Shepherd since 1985 and had formerly lived in Cleveland for 25 years.  She was a self-employed beautician until her retirement and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening and fishing. She loved being "Me Maw" to her grandchildren.

Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband:  Willie Jackson, her parents, sisters:  Martha Ann Deel and Shirley Bones, and stepdaughter:  Pamela Whiddon.  She is survived by her daughters: Wendy Williams, Sherri Reynolds and husband Larry, and Kathleen Welfl and husband Frank, son:  Ron Pickering and wife Jeannie, stepdaughter:  Cheryl and husband Emmet, stepsons:  Ronnie Jackson, Danny Jackson, and Glen Jackson and wife Joy, sisters:  Carolyn Sue Hollis and Sherry Gordon, brothers:  Wayne Hollis and Danny Hollis, grandchildren:  Travis, Randall, Robert, Evan, Clayton, and Nolan, and numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.

You may share thoughts and memories with the family at http://www.pacestancil.com

Knox

Deone Knox, beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and loving friend died Friday, August 22, 2014 with her family by her side.

She is survived by her son, Leon Knox and wife Treva, daughter Wanda Demboske and husband Stan, and daughter Nancy Fitzwater and husband Kyle.

She is also survived by grandchildren, Keenan, Hollie, Ron, Christine, Kristi and Christopher. She is survived by her great-grandchildren, Kaegan, Kylie, Trinity, Graham and Connor.

She is preceded in death by son, Jesse, husband, Wilton, and grandson, Zachary.
She will be missed by many other close friends and family members.

A visitation with the family will be on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, 204 Trinity St., with Rev. Kelly Krone and Rev. Randy Carrion officiating.
Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

She requests in lieu of flowers all donations to be given to the First Methodist Church of Anahuac. She also requests all those wishing to attend her services wear bright colored attire as we wish to celebrate her life.

Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, Texas.

Stubbs

Ethel Fay McCoy Stubbs, 78, of Dayton, died Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Heritage Villa Nursing Home in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Heirlawn Cemetery in South Dayton.  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.

Ethel was born December 8, 1935 in Dayton, to parents; B. R. “Shorty” and Edith Jennings McCoy, and has resided in Dayton throughout her life.  She was a graduate of the Dayton High School, a former caregiver in home healthcare, and former member of the Order of Eastern Star.  She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, and baking.

Mrs. Stubbs was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years:  George L. “Bo” Stubbs, an infant son:  Baby Boy Stubbs, father:  B. R. “Shorty” McCoy, mother:  Edith Jennings McCoy, brothers:  Earl, Ray, Ross, and Clarence McCoy, and sisters:  Ruby Calloway and Mary Mitchell.  She is survived by her daughter:  Fay Brown and husband Sid of Dayton, sons:  Roy Stubbs and wife Sarah of Hilltop Lakes, and Benny Stubbs of Dayton, sisters-in-law:  Louise Vyoral of Dayton, Lavinia Dillard of Dayton, and Pearl McCoy of Kountze, grandchildren:  Tiffany and husband Tim, Brian and fiancé Brooke, Aaron, Megan, Nathan and wife Beverly, and Ashley and fiancé Joe, great-grandchildren:  Shaylee, Katie, Bryce, Carson, Nikolas, Braedan, and one on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Leave your thoughts and memories for the family in the guestbook at www.pacestancil.com

Roy

Gerald W. " Shorty" Roy, 88, of Wallisville died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at his residence with his family by his side.

He was a loving husband, daddy, pawpaw, great-grandpa and friend.
 
Gerald was born January 24, 1926 in Nacogdoches and has resided in the Wallisville area since the 1950.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Chambers County and retired after 27 years of service.  After retiring, he dedicated his time to family, gardening and taking care of his animals.   He was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ, Liberty, Texas.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma M. Roy; parents, George W. and Myrtie Ballow Roy; sisters, Pauline, Gladys, Earline, Evelyn, Inez, and Wilma. 
He is survived by his daughter, Lucille Sherman and husband Bill; sons, Butch Roy and wife Marie, and Mike Roy and Reva; grandchildren, Shawn Knight and husband, Tony, Michal Gaudet and husband Dustin, Nick Foreman and wife, Kristian, Amos Roy and wife, Kayla, Sarah Johnston and husband, Jeremy and Josh Roy; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Callie, Ally, Trace, Caleb, Jace, Lexi, Slade, Sylas, Camren and a host of other family and friends.

A visitation with the family will be on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, at Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main in Anahuac, with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 A.M. with Don Prather officiating.
Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nick Foreman, Amos Roy, Josh Roy, Tanner Cervenka, Eugene Langford, and Curtis Vaughn.

Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac.

Lee

James Lee of Liberty died Aug. 14, 2014.

A Wake Service will be held Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at Trinity Valley Baptist Church, 801 Sam Houston St, Liberty, TX.

Funeral Service will be 11AM, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church, 480 Bonner St. Silsbee, TX. Visitation will begin at 10AM until Funeral 11AM. Interment will be in Lone Star Cemetery, Moss Bluff, TX.

Cherishing his memories are Mother: Dorothy Carter and Stepmom: Lilian Lee. Son: Jarred, siblings: Janice, Bernard, Judy, Arthur, Darryl and Jeffery. Uncle: Henry Lee (Tina) of California, Aunts: Silvia Williams (Ernest) Manning, La., Yvonne Lee, Hemphill, TX. 1- Grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Lee’s services have been entrusted to Proctor’s Mortuary, 518 Miller St., Anahuac, Texas. ” We Make The Difference” (409) 267-3122. The Guest Book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences can be left for the family @ www.proctorsmortuary.com

Wilson

Loyise Jean Wilson 75, of Kountze, died Aug. 13, 2014.

Services are Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Visitation will begin at 10AM. until funeral at 11AM at Northside Church of God in Christ 235 N. Pine St. Kountze, TX. Interment will be in Lit...tle Baptist Church Cemetery, Hillister Texas.

Cherishing her memories are her sibling and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ms. Wilson’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary 1540 Hwy 327 W. Silsbee, TX; 409-385-1122 "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Blue

Franky Blue 57, of Hankamer died Aug. 17, 2014.

Services will be Aug. 23, 2014 at St Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church 213 Albritton Gully Rd., Hankamer, Tx. Visitation will begin at 11AM until Funeral at 1PM.

He was preceded in death by Grandson: Joshua Haskins.

Cherishing his memories are spouse: Peggy Blue, Stepchildren: David Whittington and Monica Whittington. Mother: Flora Haskins (Jewel), siblings: Charlotte Felton (Artis), Zippora Gants (James), Cornel Blue Jr. (Pricilla), Lee Marvin, Ida Lee Williams and Ramona Blue. 4-Grandchildren, 4-Great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Blue’s services has been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary, 518 Miller St. Anahuac. “We Make The Difference”. The Guest Book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com.

West

Deborah Byerley West, 60, of Dayton, died peacefully at home on Thursday, August 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Deborah was born December 23, 1953 in Dayton, to parents; John S. Byerley, Jr. and Bonnie Williams Byerley, a former resident of Cleveland, and has resided in Dayton for the past eight years. She was a graduate of the Lafayette High school class of 1972 and retired from Aldine ISD Child Nutrition Services.

Mrs. West was preceded in death by her father: John S. Byerley, Jr., brother: John Curtis Byerley, paternal grandparents: John S. Byerley, Sr. and Valverdie Byerley, and maternal grandparents; James E. Williams and Ellene Williams. She is survived by her mother: Bonnie Byerley of Dayton, sister: Linda Byerley of Dayton, brother: Don Byerley and wife Karen of Broussard, Louisiana, son: Travis West of Cleveland, stepsons: Justin West and wife Alyssia of Cypress and Houston West and wife Sandy of Cleveland, step grandchildren: Katelyn, Madison, Dawson, and Leanne West of Cypress, and a beautiful legacy of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

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Gaskins

Jessie Robert Gaskins, Sr., 81, of Dayton, died Monday, August 18, 2014, in Baytown.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jessie was born August 8, 1933 in Smackover, Arkansas, to parents; Robert E. Gaskins and Donnie I. Golden, a former resident of Channelview, and has resided in Dayton for the past 37 years. He was a veteran of the US Army with service during Korea and a retired pipefitter from Brown and Root. He also enjoyed fishing, wood working, gardening, and will be remembered as a jack of all trades.

Mr. Gaskins was preceded in death by his wife: Dorothy E. Curry Gaskins, daughter: Ginger G. Gaskins Ramsey, son: J. Robert Gaskins, Jr., father: Robert E. Gaskins, mother: Donnie I. Golden Verden, stepfather: Ollie Verden, and sister: Virginia McCoy. He is survived by his daughters: Janet Gaskins Beacham and husband Randy of Baytown and Sissy Gaskins Stanley of Highlands, brother: Gene Gaskins and wife Rosemary of Channelview and Lee Verden of Plantersville, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Pugh

Margrette Olga Pugh, age 85 of Liberty, died August 18, 2014 in Liberty, TX. 

Margrette was born July 12, 1929 in Liberty, TX, daughter of the late Frank and Mary Zagar Osbolt.  Margrette started working for 1st Liberty National Bank after school and worked for over forty years before retiring as a Senior Vice-President and Cashier.  She was a member of the Altar Society at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church as well as the Liberty Chamber of Commerce.  Margrette was also on the Board of Directors at the bank.    She loved to work on crossword puzzles and her favorite time of the year was Christmas.  Margrette was known for her Christmas snow village which grew every year that contained hundreds of houses and buildings which made up her famous collection.  She will be missed by all.

Margrette was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Alonzo Pugh, daughter; Teresa Vanderhider and her husband Gerald, brothers; Joe Osbolt, Frank Osbolt, Edward Osbolt, Valentine Osbolt, Antone Osbolt, Stephen Osbolt, sisters; Francis Million, Pauline Loggins, and Rose Osbolt.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Mike Pugh of Liberty, sister; Mary Ripkowski, grand-daughters; Kemberlee Pugh of Houston, Kristee Masters and husband Tay of Spring and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Margrette Olga Pugh will be Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam, Liberty with Father Sebastian Myladiyil officiating. Burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Weston

Memorial services for Rita Kaye Carroll Weston, 67, of Whitehouse, were held on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church in Tyler with Dr. Stuart Baskin officiating. Arrangements are with Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Weston died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Whitehouse.

She was born November 22, 1946 in Gadsden, Alabama to Lester and Ruby Cothran.
She had resided in Liberty County for many years and was the owner of The Party Shop on Main St.

Rita was a member of the Venetian Ballroom and the Crystal Ballroom Dance Clubs. She was a volunteer at Trinity Mother Frances and was a member of TASCA. Rita loved traveling to the warmer climates where she could feel “a little sand between her toes”. She was a beautiful lady that loved her family dearly.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Weston was preceded in death by a sister, Charles Cothran.
She is survived by his loving family including her husband of four years, Gilbert Weston of Whitehouse; daughter, Nickie Pylant and husband Bobby of Southside, Alabama and grandchildren, Cody and Kaleigh Pylant.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Smith County Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler 75701.

Busby

Richard O. “Dick” Busby II, age 79 of Liberty, died in Beaumont, TX on August 16, 2014. 

Richard was born September 30, 1934 in Hull-Daisetta, son of the late Richard Oliver and Christine Busby.  Dick attended the University of Texas for two years and then finished at Lamar University earning his engineering degree.  He served in the U.S. Army. Dick owned and  operated Dayton Pipe Co. and Busby Maintenance and Construction Co. since 1946. He served as a Senior and Junior Warden for St. Stephen’s as well as a Sunday School teacher and on the vestry. He served on the Texas Association of Business (TAB) Board and was the 1 chairman of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Dick has been the President, Vice President, and the Sec/Treasurer of the Liberty Dayton Chamber of Commerce and was honored in 1984 as the “Man of the Year” by the Chamber. Dick also served on the Board of Directors of the First Liberty National Bank. He was chairman of Liberty-Dayton Area Managers Association from 1980 to 1981, vice president of Liberty County Industrial Commission, chairman of Liberty County Building Commission and was on the board of directors for the Magna Charta in American Foundation.  Dick loved anything to do with the outdoors, including fishing, hunting and golfing.  He was an avid reader of the Bible and loved watching football, especially his Texas Longhorns.  But he mostly loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and one brother; Gary Busby.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty years; Velma Busby of Liberty, sons; Dale Hill and wife Karen of Galveston, TX, Lee Hill and wife Teresa of Liberty, Steve Hill of Liberty, Mike Hill and wife Dawn of Angleton, TX, thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Services for Richard Oscar “Dick” Busby will be Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10am at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 2041 Trinity, Liberty, Tx with burial to follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton, TX.  Visitation will be Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Taylor

Sharon Elizabeth Hatina Taylor, 66, of Crosby, Texas died unexpectedly on Thursday, August, 14, 2014. 

She was born June 26, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents, Frank Hatina and Edith Benes.  She had called Dayton, Texas home for 15 years prior to moving to Crosby, Texas in 1998.  Mrs. Taylor loved spending time with her family, loving on her grandchildren, going to church and celebrating God.  She had a big heart full of love and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Edith Hatina; brother-in-law, Fred Gemlick; sisters-in-law; D.J. Hudson, Hylda Ahlstrom, and Alice Bergstrom, and grandchildren, Maddyson Grayce, Johnathan, Rebecka, and Braydon.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, George Lesley Taylor, daughters, Leslie Manly and husband James, Beth Christy and husband Stanley, Amanda Trantham and husband Kenneth, son, Brian Hatina and wife Tonya, sister, Carol Gemlick, brother, Frank E. Hatina and wife Shirley; grandchildren, Matthew Manly, Emily Patrick, Nathan Scroggins, baby Trantham, Erika Hatina, Emily Hatina, and numerous nieces, nephews, cherished family members and treasured friends.

A memorial service for Mrs. Taylor will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Harvest Time Church of God in Crosby, Texas.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for Sharon’s family in her guestbookat  www.pacestancil.com

Herndon

Alvin Ray Herndon, Sr., 58, of Dayton, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Dayton, Texas.

He was born April 17, 1956 in Dayton to his parents, Donald Ray and Eva Geraldine Hand Herndon. Alvin had been a longtime resident of Tarkington and had resided in Dayton for the past 20 years. He was a retired instrument fitter and worked in plant maintenance. He had a passion for motorcycles and rode as often as he could. Alvin enjoyed fishing and camping. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Service for Mr. Herndon will be Monday August 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.

Alvin was preceded in death by: his father, Donald Ray Herndon; son, Lucas L. Herndon; brother, Donald L. Herndon; grandson, Sevyn Herndon, granddaughter, Grace Herndon.

Survivors include: his mother, Eva G. Barnes and husband, Frank of Dayton; girlfriend, Darlene Walker of Dayton; sons, Alvin “Tinker” Herndon, Jr. and wife, Daisie, Bruce Herndon and wife, Amy and Quintin Herndon; daughters, Misty Dawn Herndon and Lacy Lee Herndon; sister, Patricia Herndon; sister-in-law, Pat Herndon, 14 grandchildren, his beloved dog, numerous other relatives and friends.

Jurecka

Frank Jurecka Jr age 84 died Tuesday August 12, 2014 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Frank was born June 18, 1930 in Tioga, Texas the son of the late Frank Jurecka Sr. and Ethel Burge Jurecka. Frank began working at a young age at a Sinclair service station before going into the oilfield. He had numerous positions within the oilfield, working as a tool pusher prior to his retirement. Frank loved to work, he especially enjoyed welding. He worked tirelessly on tables and trailers at his home in Raywood. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Army as a cook. Frank was also a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his wife of over fifty years Marjorie Jurecka and daughters Donna and Cathy Jurecka.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children; Nelsalee Amy and husband James of Pearland, Nelson Jurecka Sr. and wife Sherry of Riverside, Franklin Scott Jurecka of Raywood, and Christine Land of Dayton. In addition he leaves his sisters; Mary Bennight, Janet Woods, and Patsy Walker all of Dawson, and a brother Wayne Hill of Midlothian. He also leaves nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Sunday August 17, 2014 from 5-7pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. A funeral mass will be held 10AM Monday August 18, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood, TX. Burial will be held in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery, Liberty, with full Military Honors. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Domain

James Robert Domain, 55, died at his residence in Ames Texas, Monday, August 11, 2014.

Visitation is Friday, August 15, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Wells Funeral Service Chapel at 300 Alabama in Liberty, Texas.

He will lie in state, Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church at 808 Washington Street in Liberty, Texas. Services will begin at 11:00 am with Rev. L.C. Speights officiating.

Interment will be in Wells Memorial Cemetery in Liberty, Texas.

Wells Funeral Services at 300 Alabama Street, Liberty,Texas has been entrusted with final arrangements.
Memories and online condolences maybe shared at http://www.wellsfuneralservices.com/

Kerr

Irene Laura Kerr, age 94 of Liberty, died in Houston, TX on August 12, 2014. 

Irene was born April 21, 1920 in Hickory, NC, daughter of the late Arthur and Ilah Susan Reitzel Lohr.  She attended high school in Springfield, IL and then went on to attend college at Illinois St University the college of Guam where she received her teaching degree.  Irene was in the education field for over sixty years.  She loved to read her Bible, spend time with friends and help others, she also liked to be active with her children and grandchildren, water skiing, horseback riding, hiking, etc.  Irene spent thirty-six years of her life in Hawaii.  She also loved singing in the church choir and teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible School.  Irene was a member of the Delta Kappa Gama, the Coterie Club of Liberty, South Liberty County Teachers Association, Friends of the Library and an active volunteer in the community.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Capt. William Gilbert Kerr Jr, son; Robert J. Kerr and brothers; Arthur C. Lohr and Harold Lohr.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; William Kerr and wife Karen of Georgia, Jim Kerr of Liberty, daughter; Beverly Mulder and husband Brian of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, daughter-in-law; Evelyn Kerr of Nashville, TN, grandchildren; Rebecka Kerr, Laura Kerr, William Kerr IV, Jacquelyn Kerr, Nicholas Kerr, Rosalyn Rhodes, Kaitlyn Mulder, Michale Elliott, Nicole Kerr, Alexander Kerr, great-grandchildren; Madeleine Rhodes, James Rhodes, Leela Rhodes and Delvon Elliott.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Irene’s memory to the Jerry D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund at First Baptist Church in Liberty.

Services for Irene Laura Kerr will be Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11am at First Baptist Church in Liberty.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service from 10am to 11am.  Services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Storey

Eva Mae Jackson Storey, 76 of Batson, Texas died Monday, August 11, 2014 at home.

She was born June 15, 1938 in Saratoga, Texas to parents, Robert Villow Jackson and Lessie Edna Smith Jackson. She had lived in Hardin County since 1975 after moving from Hull Daisetta. Mrs. Storey played the piano at the West End Baptist Church in Saratoga and at other local churches. She loved to serve her family by sewing for the grandchildren, cooking, and gardening.

Services for Mrs. Storey will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 14, l2014 at the West End Baptist Church in Saratoga with interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at West End Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas

Mrs. Storey was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 27 years John B. Storey, and her sisters Anna Doris Rountree and Loyce Guillory. She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Cummings and Robin Ashworth and husband Dustin; sons, Ken Cummings and wife Lori; sister, Helen Carouthers; grandchildren, Benjamin Brownlee, Ashley DeRon and husband Nathan, Ally Foss and Jon Foss; great-grandson, Jackson Willborn; stepsons Rickey Storey, wife Gaynelle their daughter Brandy and family and son Cole and family, Wesley Storey, and Wade Storey; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Arrendell

Linda Marie Arrendell, age 62, a resident of Livingston, Texas, died Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Lufkin, Texas.

She was born June 7, 1952, in Evansville, Indiana to Clyde Druelinger and Mary Hoosier. She loved to crochet spending many hours making ornaments, baby blankets and booties for many family members and friends. She also loved helping in the family photography business, spending hours sorting and packaging many children's school photos. Linda loved her family and all of her friends from the American Legion Post 629. She was known for her ability to whip just about anyone in a dart throwing contest. She had a big heart full of love and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Clyde Druelinger; husband, Tommy Arrendell Jr; sisters, Joyce James and Sandra Campbell; daughter-in-law, Krissy Summers.

Survivors include her sons, Joseph Ray Summers of Omaha, Nebraska and Mike Arrendell of Abilene, Texas; mother, Mary Druelinger of Owensboro, Kentucky; brothers, Larry Druelinger and wife Linda of Lamont, Illinois; Steven Druelinger of Germantown, Tennessee; sisters, Anna Walruff of Chrissney, Indiana and Connie Pierson of Livingston, Texas; grandchildren, Shannon Raye Summers of Fleming Island, Florida, Chris and Brandon Fernandez of Biloxi,Mississippi; niece, Stevie Rae Hill and husband Mike; great-great nephew, Braxton Wayne Black; numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, other cherished family members and treasured friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Jimmy Kelso will preside over the services held Friday, August 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas with internment following at Victory Place Cemetery, Livingston, Texas.

Gilliam

Donald Wayne " Boo" Gilliam 32 of Liberty, died on Tuesday August 5, 2014 in Liberty.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Katy Fillingim officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel cemetery in Hardin. The family will be receiving friends also on Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at Faith & Family. Born in Galveston, he had lived in Liberty, and was a machine operator for Boomerang Tubing of Liberty. He is survived by his parents Billy and Betty Gilliam of Saratoga, wife Lisa Michelle Gilliam of Liberty, son; Dakota Gilliam of Liberty, daughter; Rebecca Gilliam of Liberty. Mother- in - law Patricia Whitney of Liberty, and Father - in - law Tommy Bowlen of Liberty. Brother -in-laws; David Davis of Liberty, Jeromy Tuttle of Pasadena. Sister-in-laws; Helen Whitney of Pasadena, Renee Whitney of Liberty, and Mary Ann Slavin of Liberty. Cousin; Jeff Gilliam of Rye, and numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers are David Davis, Jeromy Tuttle, Wes Jenkins, Jeff Gilliam, William Cantrell, and Douglas Fillingim. Honorary pallbearer is Tommy Bowlen.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Independently owned and operated by local people you know and trust.

To view online obituary visit us at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/

Berotte

LaVerne Marie Berotte, 59 of Dayton died Aug. 06, 2014.

She was born January 3, 1956 in Liberty, TX to the late Josephine Mitchell and John Berotte Sr. who both preceded her in death. She attended Liberty High School. LaVerne accepted Christ and became an usher at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Paul Jones. LaVerne served as an active mother to not only her sons, but others in the Dayton community.

LaVerne loved to laugh, play, and cook with her fellow peers.

LaVerne is preceded in death by her father John Berotte Jr, mother Josephine Mitchell, and sisters Barbara Berotte and Margret Davis.

LaVerne leaves to cherish her memories: three sons, Robert Elliott Jr. (Teresa) of Dayton, TX, Kendall Elliott ( Joanna) of TN, and James Elliott ( Kristen) of Baytown, TX; five sisters Kathleen of Pasadena, TX, Wilamae Berotte of Houston,TX, Jewel White of Pasadena, TX, Carolyn Moore of Dallas,TX, and Rhonda Berotte of Pasadena, TX; three brothers, Wilbert Mitchell of Beaumont, TX, John Berotte of Ames, TX and David Berotte of Pasadena, TX, fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. LaVerne also leaves a special friend Greg Johnson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a community of friends who will dearly miss her.

A Wake Service will be Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:00PM - 9:00PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 1406 Beauty St. Dayton, TX.

Funeral Service will be Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:00AM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 1406 Beauty St. Dayton, TX. Visitation from 9AM until Funeral. Interment will be in Well’s Cemetery.

Ms. Berotte’s services have been entrusted to Proctor’s Mortuary, 518 Miller St., Anahuac, Texas. ” We Make The Difference” (409) 267-3122. The Guest Book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences can be left for the family @ www.proctorsmortuary.com

Johnson

Delores Rose Johnson, 83, of Liberty, died on Saturday August 2, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday August 11, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with interment to follow at Moss Hill, cemetery in Moss Hill. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday August 10, 2014 from 2:00P.M. until 5:00P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

Delores was born February 16, 1931 in Orofino, Nebraska, to William Marvin Clubb and Lula Arizona DeRuse. She had lived in Liberty, most of her life and was an homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Burl Eldridge Johnson, son; Kenneth Burl Johnson and daughter Terri Lynn Johnson. Those left to survive her are her daughter Barbara Nugent and husband Frank of Hardin, nephew; Darrell Johnson and wife Penny of Moss Hill, niece; Belinda Johnson of Hardin. Grandchildren are Stacey Nugent of Hardin, and Tracie Litton of Liberty. Great grandchildren are Kody Winkle of Welty, OK, Destiny Aisenbrey of Hardin, Roy Murphy of Liberty, and Paige Nugent of Liberty.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Independently owned and operated by local people you know and trust.

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

Savage

Alex Allen “Rebel” Savage, 70, of Dayton, died Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Beaumont.

He was born September 24, 1943 in Kennedy, Texas to his late parents, Frank Benjamin Savage, Jr. and Cassie Huckman savage.

Rebel was a longtime resident of the Baytown area, a 1961 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, retired welder from the pipeline industry and after retirement he enjoyed being a straight rancher.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Rance Savage and a sister, Lana Burns.  Survivors include his wife, Lilla Hooks Savage of Dayton; son, Anthony Wayne Savage of Dayton; grandchildren, Christiana Matthews, Alexandria Savage and Seth Savage; great-niece, Steeley Rhea Franklin and Steeley’s mother, Shae Lynn Franklin; brothers-in-law, Dan Hooks and his wife Cynthia of Orange and Jimmy Earl Burns and his wife Sheila of Baytown; numerous nieces and nephews; his dog, Emily and his horse, Sally.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Navarre Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 11, 2014 at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Pallbearers will be Raymond LaFour, Pat Sappington, Jimmy Earl Burns, Johnnie Barrow, John Harrison, Ronnie Pittman and Blue Burns.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to JBJ Ranch and Dr. James Jones.

To view his online obituary, or post a tribute to his family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521, (281) 422-8111.

Herman

Mark Gregory Herman, age 61, of Navasota, TX died on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at St. Josephs Hospital in Bryan, TX. 

He was born March 2, 1953 in Houston, TX to the late Carl and Glenna Herman.  He loved the outdoor life and being the life of the party.  He loved going on trail rides every year for the HLSR and loved his animals, especially his three dogs Charlie, Elle Mae, and Sugar.

He is survived by his brothers Tim and David Herman of Navasota, TX.  Sisters Carla, Becky, Jenny, and Amy Herman of South Carolina.   Son Matt Ashby and wife Carmen of Dayton, TX.  Son Michael Ashby and wife Jordan of Dayton, TX.  Grandchildren Sarah and Jenna Ashby of Dayton, TX.  Grandchildren Adlie and Emerson of Dayton, TX.  Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Magnolia Funeral Home in Magnolia, TX.

McCutcheon

Sharlene Disney McCutcheon, age 71, of Clinton, Tennessee died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. 

She was born February 13, 1943 in Clinton, Tennessee to the late Jason and Mary Hutton Disney.  She loved Cades Cove in the Smokey Mountains, going to the Beach’s and Casino, reading novels and being with family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her sister Gloria Williams, brothers Steven Disney and Charles Hill.

She is survived by her husband John W. McCutcheon, of Dayton, Texas; daughters Angela McCutcheon and wife Carlie, of Houston, Texas and Lisa Wierzbicki and husband Bobby, of Houston, Texas; sisters Mary Lou Robbins, of Clinton, Tennessee, Sharon Martin, of Dayton, Texas and Jo Ann Hoffield, of Dayton, Texas; close friend Janet Elliot, of Clinton, Tennessee; cousins Clark and Carol Courtney, of Clinton, Tennessee and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.

Sterling

Betty Rae Sherman Sterling of Dayton, Texas, died in Liberty, Texas, at the age of 88 on Tuesday, the 5th day of August, 2014.

She was born June 2, 1926, in Anahuac, Texas, to Normie and Mary Stephenson Sherman.  After graduating from Anahuac High School in 1943, Betty entered John Sealy College of Nursing in Galveston in October and was in the first class of the WWII Cadet Nurse Corps.  After graduating from the University of Texas School of Nursing, she worked in Houston as a private duty nurse.  Hearing about the disaster in Texas City in April of 1947, and the request for volunteers, especially doctors and nurses, Betty volunteered and served under a Red Cross group, assisting the thousands that were injured. Betty graduated from the Commonwealth College of Science in 1964 and received her funeral director’s license in 1965. 

Betty moved to Dayton in July of 1947 where she was the first RN at Dr. E. R. Richter’s newly opened Dayton Memorial Hospital, remaining employed  until her marriage to James B. Sterling, Jr. in Orange, Texas, on January 31,  1948. 

Betty was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dayton, where she served as a Sunday School and Bible School Teacher, and was a lifetime member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service.  She and her husband, Jim, donated the Ophelia Dodd Sterling Memorial Pipe Organ when the new sanctuary was built.  She enjoyed her membership in Lakata Club, Priscilla Club, Stitch and Chatter Club, the Libertad Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Franklin Hardin Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.  Betty was a former member and President of the Liberty County A & M Mothers’ Club, and a life member of the Texas-Ex Students’ Alumni Association. She and her husband gave multiple endowed scholarships to Texas A & M University and she was always the first one in the car to attend their football games.
 
Betty donated the first endowed scholarship to the University of Texas School of Nursing, and has served as an honorary member of the Advisory Council at the school until her death.

Betty played a significant role in her husband’s cattle ranching, raising registered Brahman cattle and registered Quarter Horses, Sterling Oil Company, Sterling Funeral Homes in Dayton and Anahuac, and the founding of Palms Memorial Park Cemetery where the tradition of the Community Easter Sunrise Service and Community Memorial Day Service is still continuing.  There wasn’t a more dedicated supporter for the “Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band” and, of course, “Jimmy Valentine’s Sterling Silver Band”.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of  56 years, James B. Sterling, Jr., her parents, Normie and Mary Stephenson Sherman, her brother, Hoyle Sherman, her sisters, Neva Yount, Esther Fourcade, Mary Fay Sherman and Lil Arterberry.  She is survived by her son, James B. Sterling III and wife, Sandra, of Liberty, her son, Benjamin G. Sterling II and wife, Linda,of Austin; her grandchildren, Jennifer Sterling of Corte Madera, California; Philip Sterling and wife, Kalli, of Trophy Club, Mike Kittrell and wife, Marilyn, of Allen, Julie Pitre and husband, Ryan, of Liberty, Lisa Elzner and husband Rob of Austin, and Jason Harding of Austin; her  great grandchildren, Alyssa and Trevor Sterling, Dalton and Kendall Pitre, Taylor and Morgan Kittrell, and Lindsay Elzner; her great, great grandchild, Mallery Pitre;  her nieces, Mary Ann Stipe, Kathy Murphy, Jane Golleher, Debbie Little, Dana Clegg, Diane Flanagan, and Dixie Austin.

A visitation with the family will be held Thursday, August  7, 2014, from 5 – 7 in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main, Dayton, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 8, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church of Dayton, 106 South Cleveland, Dayton, with  interment to follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Liberty County A & M Club, P. O. Box 50, Liberty, Texas 77575; the Betty Sherman Sterling Nursing Scholarship at the UTMB School of Nursing, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston,  Texas 77555-1132, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Coaliron

Frankie “Todd” Coaliron, 65, died Sunday, August 3, 2014.

A longtime resident of Dayton, Todd was born October 28, 1948 in Paris, Texas to parents Myrtle Mildred and John Calvin Coaliron. He was a hard worker, one of the best log cutters in his profession. He was of small stature but he could pack a big chainsaw all day. He earned the name TC for Top Cat. He was a devoted husband to the love of his life Barbara Ellen.

Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland with Sister Betty Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Cemetery in Humble. Visitation will be 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Barbara Ellen Coaliron, brothers, Leonard Lee Coaliron and Verlon James Coaliron, sister, Bernice Hawkins, nephews, Donald Ray Coaliron and Donald “Duck” Hawkins. Survivors include his son, Todd Wayne Coaliron; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Charles Edward and Dorothy Coaliron of Dayton, Donnie Ray and Barbara Coaliron of Houston, and Clayton Edward and Lisa Coaliron of Spendora; sisters, Judy Ann Headlee of Carmi, IL, Barbara Ann Coaliron of Carmi, IL; his much loved dog, Rusty; many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Wetherill

June M. Wetherill, 75, of Anahuac, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died Friday, August 1, 2014 surrounded by her family. 

She was born June 3, 1939 in North Adams, Massachusetts.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anahuac.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband Thomas W. Wetherill, father Albert Jennings, mother Irene Tussey and brothers Jimmy Jennings, Rolland Starke and David Starke.

June is survived by her daughters: Melinda Rhame and husband Joe, Robin Prejean and husband Orrie, Julie Crawley  and Leslie Driggers and husband Vince; sister: Pamela Moreland; ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A visitation with the family will be on Monday, August 4, 2014, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac. Texas.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, with Pastor Albert Billingsley and Pastor Gary Hillyard officiating.
Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Pallbearers for June Wetherill will be Vince Driggers, Joe Rhame, Jr., Trey Prejean, Jeremie Crawley, Joshua Prejean and Logan Rhame.  Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Rhame and Orrie Prejean.

Funeral services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, Texas.

McCann

Ervin Theodore McCann, 75, of Willis, TX, died Friday August 1, 2014.

He was the oldest of 18 children. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a hard worker, working as a chef in Beaumont, manager of an apartment complex in League City, district manager for Churches Fried Chicken, and oilfield worker. He was a good husband and a good father. He was a member of the Pentecostal Faith.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Jannel Baucam McCann.

He is survived by his children, Debra Frazier and husband Keith of Willis and Terry McCann and wife Jessica of Liberty; grandchildren, Keith Frazier, Aaron Frazier, Texas McCann and Landon McCann; great grandchildren, Alyssa Frazier, Abby Frazier, A.J. Frazier, D.J. Frazier and Emma Frazier; siblings, Robert McCann, Julia White and June McCann and numerous other family members.

His family will receive friends at Faith and Family Funeral Services Monday August 4, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. A services of remembrance will be 2:00 p.m. Monday August 4, 2014 at Faith and Family Funeral Services, officiated by Reverend Jamie Blume. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin. Serving as pallbearers will be Keith Frazier, Aaron Frazier, Blake Taylor and Shawn Frazier.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

 

 

Pace Stancil Funeral Home

www.pacestancil.com Three locations

1304 N Cleveland Dayton, Texas 77535 ph: 936-258-5300 fax: 936-258-5653 Send E-mail

303 E. Crockett Cleveland, Texas 77327 ph: 281-592-2641 fax: 281-592-4250

Hwy. 150 West Coldspring, Texas 77331 ph: 936-653-2641 fax: 936-653-2880

We are family owned and family operated from locations in Cleveland, Dayton, and Coldspring, Texas. We are committed to serving those in need in a very special way, providing funeral services and meeting all interment and memorialization needs with dignity and affordability.With over 60 years of tradition, spanning three generations, we strive daily to live up to the commitment made to the communities we continue to serve.Our prayer is that God will guide each of us in our efforts to ease the pain of others during this time of great personal loss.

We accept all prearranged contracts and burial insurance policies.

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