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Young

Brenda Karen Young, 59, of Daisetta, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019, at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital.

Mrs. Brenda was born September 2, 1959, in Liberty, TX to Clarence and Claudine Dees Fregia. She was a life long resident of Daisetta where, after retiring from the Postal Service after 20 years, she worked for B & J Vacuum Tank Services. Mrs. Brenda loved spending time with her family and spoiling her nieces, nephews, and neighborhood kids. She was a prankster, loved listening to her music, and loved her holidays.

She is preceded in death by her father; brother-in-law, Jack Hanks Jr; and great-nephew, Brent Fregia.

Those left to cherish her memory are; mother, Claudine Fregia of Hull; husband, Howard Young of Daisetta; daughters, Torri Smith of Daisetta, and Brandice Smith of Cleveland; brothers, Gary Fregia and Clifford Fregia both of Hull; sisters, Ruby Hanks and Pam Fregia both of Hull; nieces and nephews, Shelly and Wes Fregia Jr and daughter Acelyn of Liberty, Michael and Amanda Fregia and their children Bryce, Brayden, Lanie, and Cami of Hull, Destiny and Michael Jannise of Houston, Bessie Fregia, Ray Allen Fregia, Raye Ann and Deke Massey and children Mason, Parker, and Karson of Vidor.

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at LifePoint UPC in Daisetta with Reverend Lonnie Jordan officiating, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Mrs. Brenda's family and friends will be Friday, January 18, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. also at LifePoint UPC.

Honoring Mrs. Brenda as pallbearers will be Kelly Hoover, Richard Taylor, Michael Fregia, Bryce Fregia, Michael Jannise, and J.T. Greek. Honorary pallbearer will be Kenny Caruthurs.


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Bailey

William E. Bailey, II, 84, resident of Baytown, Texas and formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 16, 1934 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania to the late Paul and Ida Yeager Bailey. He graduated from Lewistown High School in 1952 and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Marine Corps.

Bill was a resident of Baytown since 1975 after relocating from Pittsburgh. He retired from Bechtel with more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry. Bill pursued many interests, some of which included fishing, collecting guns, building models, working puzzles and setting up train sets with his grandsons. He was an avid sports fan who was dedicated to the Pittsburgh Steelers but tolerated the Texans.  He also enjoyed watching wrestling on TV. But the thing he loved to do the most, was spending time with his family. Bill was very involved with the Boy Scouts of America and was a Scout Master for Pack 813. He enjoyed participating in scouting activities with his troop.

Bill was honest to a fault and was not afraid to share his opinion. He loved his family dearly and was most proud of his grandchildren. Bill will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters Mary Elizabeth Bailey and Francis Bailey Hughes; his brother James Paul Bailey; and his grandparents James and Julia Yeager and William E. and Carrie Bailey. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 60 years, Arvely M. Bailey; his sons William E. Bailey and wife Lorry of Seabrook, Jeffrey M. Bailey and wife Marcie Gretza of Pearland and Robert D. Bailey and wife Donna of Dayton; his daughter Teresa L. Bailey-Hartis and husband Tommy of Highlands; his grandchildren Ryan Bailey and wife Lindsay of Dayton, Daniel Dillard and wife Jessica of Dayton, Jeremy Dillard of Dayton, Pierce Bailey of Seabrook, Paige Maxwell and husband John of League City, Jackson Bailey and wife Alex of Katy, Michael Bailey, Pfc USN of San Diego, Christopher Bailey of Baytown, David Hartis of Baytown and John Cumbie of Dayton; his great-grandchildren Krystian, Kaycee and Riley Bailey and Chase, Carson and Tessa Dillard; his sister Donna Bailey Corder of Washington; his brothers Michael Bailey of Missouri, Paul Bailey of Virginia and John Bailey of Houston; and a host of other loving relatives, friends and anyone that knew him as Papa Bill.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Friday, January 18, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Pastor Jeffrey Giberson officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date in Sterling White Cemetery in Highlands, Texas.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Noack

Edwin Earl ‘Butch” Noack, 76, of Dayton, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019.

Butch was born October 12, 1942 to parents Edwin Frank “Ed” Noack and Emma Lou Crocker Noack. 

Services for Mr. Noack will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Simmons Bottom Assembly of God Church in Simmons Bottom. Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. 

Butch was a lifelong resident of Dayton and member of the Simmons Bottom Assembly of God Church, where he served as a deacon. Butch loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and his brother, Paul. He enjoyed sitting in the yard watching for deer, fishing in the river and watching westerns. 

Butch was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Jelene Noack; sons, Eddie Noack and wife, Karen, Michael Noack and wife, Angie, David Coulter, Mitchell Coulter, and Robbie Noack; daughter, Jana Noack-Jett and husband, James; brother, Paul Noack and wife, Doris; grandchildren, Ashley, Ryan, Zachary, Karrie, Brice, Brendan, Leah, Emma, Erin, Christian, Leah, Emily, James, Luke, Alyssa, Jeremy, Dalton, Kierstin, Coby, Chance, Collin and Nevaeh; 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Ripkowski

Mary Agnes Osbolt Ripkowski, 91, of Dayton passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Liberty, Texas. 

Mary was born January 16, 1927 in Liberty, Texas to parents, Frank and Mary Zagar Osbolt.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 17, 2019 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.  Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday evening. Serving Mrs. Ripkowski as pallbearers will be John Ripkowski, Jay Hale, Cory Ripkowski, Dr. Brent Hale, Rick Loggins and Ronnie Pratka.

Mary was a lifelong resident of the Dayton and Liberty area.  She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church and the Alter Society.  She enjoyed activities at the Dayton Senior Citizens Center.  Mary formerly worked as a telephone operator and at the Dayton ISD tax office.

Mrs. Ripkowski was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 61 years, Leon J. Ripkowski; her brothers, Joe Osbolt, Frank Osbolt, Edward Osbolt, Valentine Osbolt, Antone Osbolt, and Stephen Osbolt; her sisters, Francis Million, Pauline Loggins, Rose Osbolt, and Margarette Pugh.  She is survived by her children, John Ripkowski and wife Shari of Dayton, Annette Taylor and husband Jim of Liberty, Jeanette Hale and husband Jay of Dayton; grandsons, Cory Ripkowski of Dayton, Shane Iler of Liberty, Stuart Iler and wife Leah of Hardin, and Dr. Brent Hale of Dayton; great granddaughters, Cameron Ripkowski and Ivy Iler; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Alter Society or Dayton Senior Citizen Center. 

McDaniel

Beverly Jean McDaniel, 72, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019, at her home surrounded by family and friends.

Beverly was born January 18, 1946, in Liberty, Texas, to parents James William Robinson and Ava Jewel Majors

Graveside services for Beverly will be Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 2: p.m. at Ryan Cemetery in Dayton. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Serving as pallbearers will be Ken Hooper, Jesse Hooper, Robbie Hobbs, Mike Votaw, Coby Votaw and James Tucker.

Beverly was a lifelong resident of Dayton. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend.  She loved her flowers and working in the yard. Beverly worked in accounting and sales most of her life.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Charles Slankard. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Monroe Hooper and wife, Sharlot; brother, Franklin Monroe Robinson, grandchildren, Jessica Lewis, Charlotte McLester, Brittany Inman and Jesse Hooper;  her forever friends, Ann Tucker, Donnie Coker and Linda Wilcher; also numerous other relatives and friends.

Rhame

Melody Sherrill Rhame, 64, of Dayton, passed away, Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Melody was born November 9, 1954 in Nederland, Texas, to parents, Wesley and Velma Perry Read.

Services for Mrs. Rhame will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery, Dayton. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Rhame, Chris Lee, Charlie Palermo, Tim Rhame, Cecil Rhame, and Cody Rhame.

Melody lived in Dayton since 1993. She enjoyed fishing, camping, sitting by the fire and loved the beach. 

Melody was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 27 ½ years, Gene Rhame; her son Michael Rhame and wife Rene; her daughters, Melody Gibson, Melissa Gibson, and Shandalynn Rhame; brother, Dub Read and wife Ronda; sister, Kelly Lee and husband Chris; grandchildren Aleigha Gibson Lilburn (USN) and husband, Jaden, Jhayden Rhame, Kaylen Rhame, Trysten Tanner, Mayson Rhame and Destynee Tanner; also numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition, Mrs. Rhame was expecting her first great-grandchild.

Losier-Carter

Nikki Lynn Losier-Carter, 51, lifelong resident of Baytown, Texas, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in Baytown surrounded by her family.

She was born on December 6, 1967 in Baytown to Orville and Melba Bishop Losier. She attended school in the Barbers Hill ISD. Nikki worked for more than ten years as a florist with Kroger in Baytown before retiring.

Nikki was an outspoken and brutally honest woman. She had no boundaries but was very caring and had a huge heart. Nikki would give the shirt off her back if someone needed it. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many who was protective of her boys and her family.

Nikki enjoyed fishing, gambling, playing slots and poker. But her favorite hobby was spending time with her children, grandchildren, brother and family. Nikki also loved and adored her fur-babies (Pekinese dogs) almost as much as she loved her children. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Nikki was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 10 years, Alton “Tom” Carter; her brother Yank Losier; her sister Janet Page; and her beloved fur baby Squeaky. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children Chance Brown and wife Raedean of the Highlands, Patrick Brown, Jr. and girlfriend Denise Urias of Baytown, Barbi Fontenot and husband Ragis of Raywood and Tim Vavra and girlfriend Kati Shipman of Cove; her grandchildren Brooke and Colton Brown, Paislee Miller and Waylin Galvan; her brother Joe Losier and wife Julene of Old River-Winfree; her sisters Missy Losier and fiancé Dion Tucker of Lake Jackson and Jodie Blankenship of Friendswood; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Chance Brown, Patrick Brown, Tim Vavra, Dustin Losier, Brett Losier, Joe Losier, Josh Losier and Gavin Burgess.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12pm until 2pm on Monday, December 14, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will begin at 2pm in the chapel with Pastor Keith Brown officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Nugent

Pastor Ray James Nugent, 72, of Rye went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at his residence with his family by his side.

A homegoing service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 3:00 P.M. at Solid Rock Full Gospel Church in Votaw, with Pastor Nathan Hendrix, officiating. Interment will follow at Solid Rock Full Gospel Cemetery next to the church. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday, January 11, 2019, beginning at 5:00 P.M. at the church.

Serving as pallbearers are Daniel Nugent, Keith Gilbert, James Nugent, John Peden, Joey Conner, Cameron Johnston.

A native of Liberty, Pastor Ray had lived in Rye and was pastor of Solid Rock Full Gospel Church for 19 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Nugent and Daisy Fregia. Grandson, Charles Randall Peden II.
great-grandson, Caleb Mitchell Smith, and great-granddaughter, Raylynn K.R. Nugent.

Survivors include wife, Ruby Nugent of Rye, and son Donald Nugent of Dayton. Daughters, Lisa Peden and husband Charles of Rye; Melissa Gilbert and husband Keith of Thicket; Daisy Guillory and husband Phillip of Rye; Vanessa Conner and husband Joey of Dalton GA; Kristena Johnston and husband Ernie of Rye; Louise Horton of Dayton. Brothers, Jessie Nugent of Hull; Roy Nugent of Dayton; Jerry Nugent of Liberty; Johnny Nugent of Hull. Sisters, Raffey Taylor of Liberty; Virginia Gray of Liberty, Fanney Young of Baytown. Grandchildren; 24, and Great Grandchildren; 42, and a host of loving friends.

 

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Perry

Mary Katherine Perry of Liberty, Texas passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at the age of 93.

Mary Katherine was born on February 14th, 1925 in Kirbyville, Texas to George and Marietta Willis.  Mary Katherine and her parents moved to Houston during her adolescence where she graduated from Lamar High School. 

After high school she met Royal Henderson Perry who she married in 1942 prior to his deployment to the Pacific Theatre with the U.S. Army in WWII.  Upon his return from service they made their home in College Station where Henderson, “Henkie” to his friends, received his doctorate in veterinary medicine.  Mary Katherine worked in the administrative offices of Texas A&M during their years in College Station and became a loyal Aggie fan.  After college the young couple made their home in Liberty, Texas where they opened their veterinarian clinic on Main Street and began their long careers of caring for the pets and livestock of the families of Liberty County.  Mary Katherine was a dedicated member of the Liberty County A&M Mothers Club and served a term as treasurer of the Federation of Texas A&M Mothers Club. She rarely missed an Aggie home game at Kyle Field.  She and the family attended the United Methodist Church, and she was a well-known member of the local community who enjoyed saying hello to neighbors and their pets on her morning walks.  She will be missed by old friends and family alike.

Mary Katherine was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 65 years, Dr. R. H. Perry.  She is survived by her sons Jerry Perry and wife Cathy, Jim Perry; and daughters Kathy Richardson and husband David, Kris Peck and husband James; grandchildren Jerry Jr., Angie, Jay, and Nicki as well as numerous great grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made in Mary Katherine’s memory to the ASPCA using the following link: https://secure.aspca.org/team/Mary-Katherine-Perry-Memorial or mailing address 520 Eighth Avenue 7th Floor New York, New York 10018.

A private burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service.

Beene

Sherry Mozelle Beene, 79, of Dayton passed away on January 5, 2019 in Baytown, Texas.

She was born October 1, 1939 in Houston, Texas to parents, Carl Otho Sligar and Mozelle Justice Sligar.

Services for Mrs. Beene will be 12 Noon, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Joe Tripp officiating.  Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston.  The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at Pace-Stancil.

Mrs. Beene had been a resident of Dayton for the past 10 years after moving from Brazoria.  She was formerly a member of the Lions Club and had been den mother for the Cub Scouts.  She was a kind and giving person and will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 54 years, Cleatus “Pinto” Beene; brothers, Otho Sligar, Jack Sligar, and Wesley Sligar.  She is survived by her sons, Robert Keeener and wife Jodi, Darrien Beene, and Kevin Beene and wife Pam; daughter, Brandy Henry and Chris Slaughter; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Brannen

Larry Eugene Brannen, Sr., 71, of Liberty passed away January 5, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

  He was born May 24, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas to parents, Lloyd George Brannen and Jeanette Glamore Brannen.

Service for Larry will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Christopher Brannen officiating.  The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.,  Thursday evening, January 10, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. 

Larry had been a resident of the Liberty area since 1983.  He was an asbestos worker for over 53 years and worked in sheet metal.  He owned several business through his life.  Larry was a fisherman, shrimper and outdoors man.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ben Brannen, and daughter Velvet Dee Brannen. He is survived by sons, David Brannen, and Larry Brannen, Jr. and wife Laura, his devoted partner, Roeuy Brannen; brother, Hershel Brannen and wife Delores; grandchildren, Nikki Juarez and husband Nathan; sisters-in-law, Johnnie Brannen and Margaret Brannen; nephew, Chris Brannen and wife Emily; niece, Kristi Huff and husband Allen; great nieces, Allison Huff Manry and Erika Morgan; great nephew, Benjamin Brannen; cousin, Terry Kramer and children, Charlie and Kevin, and many other relatives and friends.

Bergquist

Linda Kay Bergquist, 57 of Anahuac, Texas passed away on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at Bayside Community Hospital in Anahuac, Texas.

She was born on August 12, 1961 in Berwyn, Illinois to the late David and Carolyn Sakowicz. Linda spent most of her childhood life in Illinois where she was very involved in the ROTC program. She also lived in Tennessee before moving to Anahuac in 1978 where she graduated from Anahuac High School in 1979. She went on to College where she earned her degree in Nursing. Linda reconnected with the love of her life, Scott Bergquist later marrying him on October 4, 1986. She enjoyed sewing, riding her horse “Jet” and showing her Rottweiler “Banshee” at dog shows. Linda was very positive, stubborn at times, outspoken, very loving, she would do anything for anyone and she was very strong willed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, David and Carolyn Sakowicz; sister, Diana Sakowicz.

Linda leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 32 years Scott Bergquist; sons, Andrew and his wife Amanda Bergquist, and Brian and his wife Shelbi Bergquist; grandchildren, Aubree Hewitt, Andy Bergquist, Aeryn Bergquist, Evin Bergquist and unborn Waylon Bergquist; brother, David Sakowicz II and his wife Sheila; best friend, Susan Wistrand and husband Tom.

Friends are invited to gather with the family at 1pm on January 10, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac located at 1201 S. Main St. Anahuac, Texas. Services will begin at 2pm with interment to follow at Anahuac Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Oliver

Leland Thompson Oliver, 68, of Dayton passed away on January 1, 2019. 

He was born January 13, 1950 in Garden City, Kansas to parents Sylvester Thompson Oliver and Opal Dunsworth Oliver.  

Services for Mr. Oliver will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harlo Hakes officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.  The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at Pace-Stancil in Dayton.  Serving as pallbearers will be Steed Kelley, James Kelley, Chance Oliver, Cable Oliver, Michael Oliver, and Kevin Brent.  Honorary pallbearers are Roy Oliver, Cody Oliver, and Dave Hiebert.

Leland had been a resident of Dayton since the early 90’s and was a former resident of Sheldon.  He was an accomplished carpenter who loved tinkering on sports cars in his spare time.  He enjoyed riding his Harley and loved giving his children and later his grandchildren the ride of their lives. Through the years, he supported, inspired and lead his children by example. He taught them many life skills and took turns coaching them in little league. Most importantly, together with his wife and children, he accepted Christ as his Savior and followed in baptism at the First Baptist Church of Sheldon. Leland will be remembered as a man of self-sacrifice...a real life hero to his children.

Mr. Oliver was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Linda Oliver; sisters, Darlene Dickson and Velda Holsten.  He is survived by sons, Chance Oliver and wife Blanca, Cable Oliver and wife Sarah, Steed Kelley, James Kelley and wife Penny, Michael Oliver and wife Pamela; daughter, Dionne Hiebert and husband Dave; grandchildren, Samantha, Sydney, Nathan, Angel, Micah, Max, Gabriela, Taylor, Owen, Sam, Eli, Josh, T.J., Kasey, Cody, and Ashlynn; great grandchildren, Nevaeh and Rhiannon; brother, Elmer Oliver and wife Linda; sister, Betty Brent and husband Lavon; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Spallino

Jimmie Lawrence Spallino Sr. age 76 of Liberty passed away Tuesday January 1, 2019 at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Jimmie was born March 27, 1942 in Independence, LA., the son of the late Albert Spallino Sr. and Annie Ogima Spallino.

Jimmie enjoyed watching sports and cooking. No one ever left Jimmie’s house hungry. A true salesman, Jimmie sold cars for a number of years in Hammond, Louisiana and later in life sold insurance.  He studied his bible and enjoyed speaking about the bible’s teachings as a full-time Jehovah’s Witness Minister for over twenty years.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brothers Johnny, Jake, Steve, and Sam Spallino.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of fifty-three years Dorothy Spallino of Liberty, son Jimmie “Oreo” Spallino and his wife Tracie of Hammond, LA., daughter Monica Morrison and husband Jonathan of Liberty, daughter Melissa Harris and her husband Jeremy of Baytown, son Paul Arguello of Liberty, brother Joe Spallino and wife Betty of Crowley, LA., sister Jenny Spallino of Denham Springs, LA., and a brother Albert Spallino and his wife Maggie of New Orleans, LA. In addition, he leaves his five grandchildren Tatum Quiroz, Tabatha Davis, Taylor Christophe, Christopher Morrison, and Lauren Hernandez, one great-grandchild Reece James Davis, and numerous nieces and nephews. All who knew and loved him will sadly miss him.

A memorial service for Jimmie will be held 3PM Saturday January 5, 2019 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness 3716 Hwy 90 Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Helms

Crystal Mae Helms, 36, of Honey Island passed away Saturday December 29, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday January 4, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Emmanuel Baptist Church of Honey Island with Pastor Mel Rowell officiating. Interment will follow at Sutton Cemetery in Honey Island. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday January 3, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers are Michael Helms, Ricky Elmer, Jeremy Elmer, Michael Wallace Jr. Archie Lancaster, Lonnie Brown.

Crystal was born January 1, 1982 in Beaumont, to Robert Lee Morse and Deborah Sherlene Sutton. She had lived in Honey Island and Kountze area most of her life and had worked as a Medical Encoder. Crystal had many hobbies which included fishing, and watching drag racing at Ben Bruce Memorial Raceway in Evadale. She was a jokester and prankster always making her friends and family laugh. She loved being outdoors, camping, going to the beach, gambling, and singing in musicals and karaoke. She was proud of the fact that she had graduated college with high honors.

Survivors are her husband, Glen Helms of Honey Island; parents, Robert Morse of Village Mills, and Deborah Morse of Honey Island. Son, Skyler Morse of Honey Island, and step-son, Michael Helms of Vidor; step-daughter, Amanda Helms of Lake Jackson.

 
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Carpenter

Rosa Lee Carpenter, 93, of Hardin, Texas passed away, Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Magnolia Place Healthcare surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 24, 1925 in Anson, Texas to Clee William Fitzgerald and Juanita Mearl Rector Fitzgerald.
Rosa was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. The oldest of seven children, she was a true caretaker from a very early age. Rosa was a responsible person and you could always depend on her. She loved her family fiercely and took great pride in having raised her children in the church and instilling them with good values. She truly enjoyed cooking large family meals but most of all she just loved spending time with her family.

Rosa gave her children wonderful Christmases and memories for them to cherish forever. She enjoyed being a homemaker and tending to her yard. And, while she loved to cook, she also enjoyed going out to eat. In her spare time, she liked to watch the Turner classic movie channel. She also liked to watch Everybody loves Raymond and Golden Girls. Rosa will be missed by all those fortunate enough to have met her.

Rosa was preceded in death by her parents; Clee and Juanita Fitzgerald; Daughter, Linda Dale Smith; Sisters, Juanita Jean Fitzgerald, Betty Jean Fitzgerald, Oletha Overbay; Brothers, Leonard Fitzgerald, Alton Fitzgerald and Cleon Fitzgerald. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, Daughters Brenda Cammareri of Hardin, Connie Smith and husband Richard of Dayton, Janice Hill of Missouri City, Darla Porter and husband Bert David of Hardin; son Curtis Porter and wife Rhonda of Hardin; step-sons Keith Carpenter and wife Michele of Hardin, Roland Carpenter and wife Gloria of Arizona; seventeen Grandchildren, thirty-three Great-Grandchildren, nine Great-Great-Grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Michael Cammareri, Jim Passmore, Jason Passmore, George Green, Bert David and Mike Wagner. Pastor Gideon Watson of Hardin Methodist Church will be officiating.
Friends are invited to visit with family from 5pm until 8pm on Friday, January 4, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis, Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:30am at Allison Funeral Service. A graveside service will immediately follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Magnolia Place Healthcare and Kindred hospice for the excellent care for Rosa.

Tribute or word of condolence can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Valentine

Geraldine (Jerry) Valentine passed away December 31, 2018 at Methodist Hospital in Houston surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born August 11th 1941 in Liberty, Texas.

She is survived by her husband Urban Valentine; her children Casey Valentine (Chris) and Angela Valentine; grandchildren Tracy Traywick (Leslie), Darrick Traywick (Karis), Andrew Valentine and Eric Valentine and great granddaughter, Lillie Anne.  She is also survived by her twin sister, Bernadine Mills, nieces Michelle Moyer (Jerry) and Christi Johnson (Stacy);  nephew Mark Mitchell; great nieces Nikki Taylor (Jesse) and Rylie Johnson; great nephews Mitchell Moyer (Callie) and Mason Johnson;  special cousin Gloria Kretzschmer.

Jerry was preceded in death by her parents Phil and Gigi Silva.  She was a former hairdresser.  She loved being with her family and enjoyed fishing trips with Urban, watching scary movies, making jewelry and painting ceramics.  Jerry was a sweet and loyal friend who will be dearly missed.

Services will be held January 4, 2019 at 11:00 am at Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston, Texas.  Pallbearers are, Andrew Valentine, Eric Valentine, Darrick Traywick, Tracy Traywick, Mitchell Moyer and Mason Johnson.

McClelland

Dianna “Crash” McClelland, 46, of Dayton passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 in Baytown, Texas.

She was born January 16, 1972 in Wilmington, North Carolina to parents Gary McClelland and Betty Castellow McClelland. 

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.  

Dianna attended Channelview High School.  She had worked as a photographer and had been a resident of Dayton for the past 15 years after moving from Channelview.

Dianna is survived by her parents, Betty and Glenn Husted of Dayton; siblings, Brian McClelland of Houston, Charles Sparrow of Dayton; the Halttunen Family; step-sister, Tamara Laramore; step-brothers, Tim Husted and Terry Husted; her close friend and caretaker René Davis of Dayton; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Kornegay

Fritz Kornegay  age 96 passed away Wednesday December 26, 2018 at Strake Place in Conroe, Texas.

Fritz was born February 2, 1922 in Cameron, Texas the son of the late George D. Kornegay and Cordie Bussa Kornegay. Fritz was great storyteller and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed playing practical jokes and was a genuine people person. An overall Mr. Fix it, he worked for 26 years at Gulf States Utilities. He later started Kornegay Electric in Dayton. Fritz was a member of the VFW Post 5621 and was involved with the friends of the Library in Dayton.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his wife of sixty-seven years Irma Krull Kornegay, brother George Kornegay, and a sister Clydelle Hanel.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his son Dr. Robert Wayne Kornegay and his wife Joan of San Antonio, daughter Kay Martin of Conroe, Daughter Lisa Foss and her husband Greg of Southwest, Colorado. In addition, he leaves his two grandchildren Joey and Mike Martin. 

A celebration of life for Fritz will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of the Library, Dayton, Texas. Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Williams

Brooks Williams, 87, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Wiliams was born July 20, 1931, in Weston, West Virginia, to the late Henry Lee Williams and Virsie Henline Williams. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country while based in the South Pacific and Washington, D.C. While in D.C., he married Helen Joann Means, whom he had known since the first grade.

He was an incredible mechanic for many years, starting at a young age working on his and his friends' cars. He went on to become a top salesman for Peterbilt and Ford Trucks, after moving the family to Houston in 1963. After retiring to South Padre Island in 1996, he spent most of his free time fishing and playing golf. 

Mr. Williams is preceded in death by his parents; brother Clifford Williams; and sisters Maxine Carper and Loretta Harbert.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 68 years, Helen Means Williams of Liberty; daughters, Beth Fedigan and husband Paul of South Padre Island, Texas, Jane Kirkpatrick of Richmond, Texas, and Cathy Hazelwood of Missouri City, Texas. He also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, Brooks Gillis and wife Madison of Missouri City, Texas, Michael Gillis of Richmond, Texas, Chelsea Fedigan of South Padre Island, Texas, John-Paul Fedigan of Austin, Texas, Melissa Raynor and husband Aaron of West Columbia, Texas, Megan Kaufman and husband Michael of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Michelle West and husband Stephen of College Station, Texas. In addition, he leaves behind 5 great-grandchildren and a host of friends across the United States.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 5, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at North Main Baptist Church of Liberty with Reverend Dick Lintelman officiating.

Price

Edna Elizabeth Price of Daisetta, 92, passed away on Friday December 28, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 8, 1926, to the late Lloyd Wells and Annie Caruthers in Batson, TX. 

After her retirement as a telephone operator with South Western Bell, Edna continued to work different jobs in the community. She was a devoted mother to her children. Edna was a great cook and enjoyed baking goods that the children sold throughout the neighborhood. Edna loved word puzzles, to sing and write poetry. She was the family "Champion", Scrabble player. Edna was a faithful servant and life long member of Life Point United Pentecostal Church, in Daisetta. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Edna is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Brenda Carol Price; brother, Edgar Lee Wells and sister, Willie Mae Rawlinson.

Those left to cherish her memory are son, Ronald E "Ronnie" Price and wife Charlotte R of Daisetta; daughters, Mary Ester Downing of League City, TX. and Virginia L "Ginger" Stewart and husband Rod of Austin TX. grandchildren, David Taylor, Robert Stokes, Erin Shanks, Stephanie Savage, Carl Price, Keith Price, Ethan Price, Lee Downing, Kim Mimier, Ben Downing, Cherie Thompson, Shauna Lawhon, Gypsy Rene Dodd, Chad Stokes and Justin Stewart. She is also survived by several great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Life Point Church 505 Utah, Daisetta TX. with Reverend Lonnie Jordan officiating. Interment  will follow at Guedry Cemetery, in Batson, TX. A gathering of Edna's family and friends will be Friday, January 4, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Life Point Church.
Honoring Edna as pallbearers are Ethan Price, Keith Price, Chad Stokes, Lee Downing, Ben Downing and Jakie Rowlinso
Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Gatti and Rod Stewart.


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Durham

Luella Durham, 93, of Ames passed away at home, on Saturday December 29, 2018.

Luella was born March 23, 1925 in Jasper, Texas, to Greeley Jenkins and Avery Renfro Jenkins.

A celebration of Mrs. Durham’s life at 11:00 a.m., Saturday January 5, 2019 at St Miles Missionary Baptist Church. The Reverends Dwight Pruitt and Hurdis Rhodes, III will officiate. Pallbearers will be Henry Dugat, Jr., Alonzo Manuel Dugat, Christopher Durham Dugat, Dexter Brooks, Leroy Brooks, Jr., and Aaron Durham. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Interment will follow at Wells Cemetery.

Luella had lived in Liberty for 83 years. She was a homemaker and worked in the healthcare field as a nurse’s aide her retirement. Luella was a member of St. Miles Missionary Baptist Church for 50 years.  She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Durham was preceded in death by her parents, Greeley and Avery Jenkins; husband, Jeffery Durham; daughter, Minnie Rhodes; brother, Wilmer Jenkins; sister, Modess Mosley; sons-in-law, Henry Lloyd Dugat, James Gillis and grandson-in-law, Amos D. Mosley.

Luella is survived by her sons, Rickie Durham and Dwight Durham and wife Francescea; daughters, Bennie Lee Dugat, Lena Gillis Avery Faye Brooks and husband, Leroy; grandchildren, Henry Dugat, Jr. and wife Gladys, Daphne Faye Dickerson, Alonzo Manuel Dugat and wife, Betty, Christopher Durham Dugat and wife, Angelique, Pamela Y. Gillis, Dexter Brooks, Leroy Brooks, Jr. and wife, Cheryle, Aaron C. Durham, Cynthia Mosley Hurdis Rhodes, II and wife Tamara and Brandi Rhodes; 32 great grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

Services for Mrs. Durham are under the direction of Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas. Please leave your condolences and memories for Mrs. Durham’s family at www.pacestancil.com.

Cox

Richard Edward Cox, Sr., 75 of Dayton passed away December 17, 2018.

He was born September 28, 1943 in Liberty, Texas to parents Edward Cox, Jr. and Ruby Lee Cox.

Graveside services for Mr. Cox will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2018 at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie.  The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Cox, Rob Flurry, Robert Hennis, Ernest Butcher, Norris Wayne Cox and Leonard Shipman

Mr. Cox was a longtime resident of Dayton.  He enjoyed westerns especially the rifleman.  He was an avid hunter and liked doing mechanic work.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and talking about the old days and tracing family history.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary L. Cox; his brothers, Clifford Lee Cox and John David Cox; and his sister, Dorothea Simmons.  Richard is survived by his children, Katherine Cox, Richard Cox, II and David Cox and wife Amanda; grandchildren, Christopher L. Cox and wife Mallory and Matthew Gavin Cox; great-grandchild, Malachi Cox; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Storey

Wesley Wayne Storey, 60, of Liberty, died on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble.

He was born December 16, 1958, to the late John Benjamin "J.B." Storey and Ruby Inez Morse Storey in Liberty, TX.

Mr. Storey is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Robby Lloyd Storey.

Those left to cherish his memory are step-father, Roy Jones of Thicket; brothers, Rick Storey and wife Gaynelle of Sealy, TX, and Harold Wade Storey of Magnolia; step-brother, Thomas Aaron Jones of Thicket; step-sister, Jana Lynn Jones of Spring; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be Monday, December 31, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc with Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth officiating, interment will follow at Felps Cemetery in Thicket. A gathering of Mr. Storey's family and friends will be Sunday, December 30, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.


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Brammer

Gale Lamar Brammer, 82, of Saratoga passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 21, 1936, to the late Carl Dudley Brammer and Cora Nadine Hart in Saratoga.
A lifelong resident of Saratoga. Gale was retired from Temple-Inland paper mill after serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. Gale was a rough and tough kind of man with a dry sense of humor. He expressed his emotions through the great meals he would cook. At his leisure, he would go fishing and hunting. At home, one can find him growing vegetables in his garden. It brought him joy when he shared his harvest with all. Gale will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Gale is preceded in death by his parents; son, Harvey "Joey" Brammer; brother, Dale Brammer, and granddaughter, Joanna Brammer.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 59 years, Betty Jo Brammer of Saratoga; son, Anthony Brammer of Saratoga; Daughters, Tammy Fillingame and husband Danny of Saratoga and Pennie Tilton and husband, Terry of Lumberton; grandchildren, Wesley Tilton, and fiance, Robyn Carrell of Lumberton, Cruz and Erica Fillingame of Kirbyville, Jasper Fillingame and fiance Hannah of Mauriceville; great-grandchildren, Waylon and Jaxson Fillingame and a host of dear relatives and friends.

A graveside service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 11:00 am, officiated by Brother Frank Aragon at Guedry Cemetery 11713 Batson Praire Road, Batson.

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Jackson

Richard Enoch Jackson, 74, of Votaw, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Beaumont Health Care Center in Beaumont.

Richard was born on August 9, 1944, to Reuben Enoch Jackson and Helen Evelyn Rhodes in Votaw. 

A lifelong resident of Votaw, Richard served his country as an airman in the U.S. Air Force. He was a warehouseman for Goodyear retiring in the year 2000. He enjoyed watching football, Nascar racing. Farming, gardening, and planting rose bushes were activities that brought peace to Richard. Richard was most proud of his boys and loved being paw-paw to his grandchildren. Richard will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl Jackson and wife Wilma and Jesse Jackson; and sister, Maxcine Smith.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 49 1/2 years, Genevieve L Jackson of Votaw; sons, Glenn A Jackson of Votaw, Matthew D Jackson and wife Jamie Of Votaw, and Jeffrey A Jackson and wife Donyelle of Thicket; brother, Carl Dean "Deanie" Jackson and wife Patsy of Colmesneil; sister-in-law, Deloris A Jackson of Etoile; grandchildren, Chelsea Cheatham and husband Micah of Dayton, Hannah Jackson of Votaw, Derrick Jackson of Votaw, Peyton Jackson of Votaw and Garret Jackson of Thicket, and newly arriving great-grand-daughter, Audrey Kate Cheatham; also survived by a host dear family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be Monday, December 24, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Pastor Phil Love officiating, cremation to follow. A gathering of Richard's family and friends will be Monday, December 24, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until service time also at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc.

Serving as Honorary pallbearers are, Glenn A Jackson, Matthew D Jackson, Jeffrey A Jackson, Derrick A Jackson, Peyton G Jackson and Garret C Jackson.

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Bennett

Connie Hart Bennett, 86, died of natural causes in Houma, LA on December 19, 2018.

She was born February 3, 1932, to the late Julius Miles "Jude" Hart and Johnnie Lea Lambert Hart in Batson.

She graduated from Batson High School and after graduation lived in Houston where she played semi-pro basketball for the Houston Rockets. She was married to Homer Ray Bennett for 34 years and enjoyed gardening, baking, dancing on Saturday night, Mardi Gras in Southeast Louisiana, deer and squirrel hunting with her brothers and sons, and her grandchildren, who were the absolute joy in her life.

Mrs. Bennett is preceded in death by her parents, Julius Miles "Jude" Hart and Johnnie Lea Lambert Hart; her brothers, Lonnie and Jeff Hart; the father of her children, Homer Ray Bennett; and her companion of 25 years, Marshall McCreight.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Randal Ray Bennett and wife Derra, Ernest Lee Bennett, DeeAnna Bennett Beaver and husband Elvin, and Thomas Charles Bennett and wife Lisa; sisters, Betty Watkins and Annie Lorice Hudspeth; brothers, Curtis Hart, Dwain Hart, and Butch Hart; her 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Batson at 2:00 P.M.with Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth officiating, interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Mrs. Bennett's family and friends will be held 
from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2018, also at First Baptist Church of Batson.



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Crow

Doris Elizabeth Crow, 95, of Batson, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Calder Woods in Beaumont.

Mrs. Crow was born September 23, 1923, to the late Wilbur Fredrick and Mary Luney Vanderwall in West Concord, MN. On October 12, 1966, she married the love of her life, her late husband, Marion Middleton Crow and lived in Corpus Christi, TX where she worked as a Registered Nurse at Spohn Hospital until 1972 when they moved to the Batson community. Mrs. Crow's passion for taking care of people continued and she began working for Kountze Nursing Center until her retirement.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marion Middleton Crow; son, Gary Crow; brothers, Thomas, and Robert Vanderwall; sisters, Mary Nelson and Margie LaRocca; grandchild, Ethan; and great-grandchild, Gracie.

Those left to cherish her memory are; son, Zack Crow and wife Linda of Normangee, TX; daughters, Josey Sellers of Saratoga, and Nancy O'Keefe and husband Michael Sr of Alvin, TX; daughter-in-law, Margaret Crow of Austin; grandchildren, Nathan Crow and wife Denise of Pflugerville, TX, Shannon Svatek and husband Michael of Liberty Hill, TX, Jason Crow and wife Anna of Batson, Blake Sellers and wife Brandy of Honey Island, Michelle Holden and husband Jason of Many, LA, Chris Sellers of Saratoga, Michael O'Keefe Jr. and wife Cyndi of Imperial Beach, CA, and Miles O'Keefe of League City; great-grandchildren, Allison, Duncan, Carolyn, Vivian, Brennan, Baylin, Brantley, Jason, Chloe, Dalton, Sierra, Daniel, Natalie, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Batson Prairie Baptist Church with Reverend Lee Gruver officiating, interment will follow at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. A gathering of Mrs. Crow's family and friends will also be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Batson Prairie Baptist Church.

Honoring Mrs. Crow as pallbearers are Nathan Crow, Jason Crow, Wally Cater, Christopher Sellers, Michael O'Keefe Sr, Mies O'Keefe, and Michael Svatek. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Sellers, Michael O'Keefe Jr, Jason Holden.

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Faircloth

Martin Luvon Faircloth, 86, went home to be with the Lord on December 26, 2018. 

Martin was born on May 20th, 1932 in Parker Florida to Ola and Martin Faircloth. Martin’s father died when he was 2 years old and his stepfather, John Kinard, stepped into the role of raising Martin.

Service for Mr. Faircloth will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 31, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.  The family will receive friends 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.   Interment will be at Houston National Cemetery.

Martin attended Pahokee High School and shortly after entered in the Navy where he served for 10 years, including service in the Korean War. After being released from the military he served as Sheriff in Jamestown, Ky as well as serving in Hustonville, KY.  He also retired from DuPont where he was a master mechanic for 30 years.

Martin was also very active in the church serving as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and superintendent as well as an usher.  He and his wife pastored Moore Haven, FL Church of God Of Prophecy before moving to Texas to be closer to his son.

Martin is preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Ola Faircloth-Kinard and stepfather, John Kinard; brother, Larry Kinard; sister, Marylou Parham, son, Michael Lynn Faircloth and granddaughter, Adrienne Faircloth, and the lady who held his heart of 61 years, his wife, Della Maxine Faircloth.

 Martin is survived by son, David Faircloth and wife Paula Faircloth of Crosby TX, sister, Judy Crosby of Belle Glade FL, sister, Ila Moore and husband Frank of Clewiston, FL; sister, Jean Thornton and husband Verlin of Murfreesboro TN, also many nieces, nephews and beloved grandchildren.  

McNair

Gytha Newell Rusk McNair, 88, of Dayton passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 in Kingwood, Texas. 

She was born July 28, 1930 to parents, David and Newell Muckleroy Rusk in Goose Creek, Texas and had lived in Dayton since 1964.  Mrs. McNair received her Bachelor Degree from University of Houston and her Master’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin University.  She was very proud to be a member of the Daughters of Republic of Texas where she served as Chaplain General for the State Board of Officers.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  Mrs. McNair was a long time employee of Dayton Independent School District, teaching 6th grade from 1966 until 1981 and principal of Colbert Elementary School where she worked until her retirement in 1990.  She was inducted to the DISD Wall of Fame in 2005. 

Memorial service for Mrs. McNair will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Dayton, Texas.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Rusk, James Rusk, Ray Rusk, Geren Rusk, David Sanford, Rink Sanford, Derek Evans and Harold Wagers.

Gytha was preceded in death by parents; husband of 59 years, Asa “B” McNair; daughter, Karen McNair Fosburgh; and siblings, Evelyn, Cecil, Benny, Anthony, and Marilyn.  She is survived by sons, Mark Asa McNair and wife Jerri, Benjamin Craig McNair and wife Lisa; grandchildren, David, Molly, Paula, Matthew, Kristen, Erin, Meredith, Claire, Emily and Katie; great-grandchildren, Adryan, Caitlin, Taelor, Lexi, Luke, and Charlie; sister, Aileen Evans; numerous nieces, nephews, many loved family and friends. 

For those who desire memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Jones Public Library, 801 South Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535.

Green

Bernadine Elizabeth Green age 88 passed away Sunday December 23, 2018 at her home in Houston, Texas.

Bernadine was born November 14, 1930 in Liberty, Texas the daughter of the late Melton Cormier and Bernice Stuart Cormier.

Bernadine enjoyed shopping and sewing. She was a talented seamstress who made many of her own clothes. She also was a talented beautician working many of her sixty years at Pleasantville Beauty Salon. She was a great cook, in her earlier years she would volunteer to cook meals for the elderly. Bernadine was a member of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames as well as a past member of the Unique Lady’s Social and Charity Club in Houston.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as a son Ronald Francis Green, and two sisters Gladys Melanson and Mary Laviene.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of sixty-eight years William Green Jr. of Houston, daughter Denise McAfee of Ames, son Craig Green (Cheryl) of Houston, daughter Valerie Powers of Houston, and a brother Shedrick Cormier (Irma) of Houston. In addition, she also leaves her seven grandchildren: Anthony McAfee; Chelsey Green; William White; Adom Powers; Amani Powers; Imania Powers; and Michael Vincent Green. Bernadine will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 11AM Friday December 28, 2018 at Our Mother of Mercy Church in Ames. A rosary service to be celebrated at 10AM with visitation to begin at 9AM. Burial to take place in Ames Catholic Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Bullard

Bonnie Laverne Bullard, nee Whitten, 68 of Dayton, passed away Thursday December 20, 2018.

Memorial service for Mrs. Bullard will be held at 6:00p.m., Thursday December 27, 2018 at Pace Stancil funeral in Dayton, with Reverend Jeff Day officiating.

Bonnie was born August 9, 1950 in Houston. Her mother was Ramona Mae Smith and her dad is Bill Hare.

Bonnie was reared in Houston and was a graduate of C. E. King High School, class of 1968. She was a unique woman with a wonderful sense of humor. Bonnie was a homemaker. She was very strong-willed and quite a character. Bonnie enjoyed fishing and gardening. 

Mrs. Bullard was preceded in death by her mother, Ramona Smith; husband, Rocky Bullard.

She is survived by her daughters, Ramona Crowe and husband, Doug, and Michelle Vigneault and husband, Guy, of Dayton; step-father, Bill Hare and wife, Karen; brother, Rex Whitten of Baytown; step-brother, Lance Hare of Montana; step-sisters, Niki Mitchell and husband, Ricky of Crawford, and Melissa Baker and husband, Randy of Pearland; half-sister, Reba Ramos of Argentina; grandchildren, Mason Crowe and wife, Kendra,  Morgan Crowe, Raymond and Riley Vigneault; 2 great-grandchildren, Kaylie and Linley Crowe; Numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Pence

Larry Gene Pence, 69, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Hardin County. 

He was born May 17, 1949 in Merkel, Texas to his late parents, L. B. Pence and Leola Marshall Pence. 

Mr. Pence had resided in Dayton for the last 12 years and had previously lived in Hankamer.  He was a retired machinist, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, a handyman enjoyed hunting and camping and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Larry was the kind of man that would help anyone with anything, going great distances just to lend a hand to anyone that needed it. 

Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Cheryl Pence; daughter, Misty Kruass and her husband, Paul of Kingwood; son, Kevin Melott and his wife, Rebecca of Prior Lake, Minnesota; sister, Valarie Barnett of Montgomery; grandchildren, Juliette, Alek, Parker and Emily and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland Dayton, Texas 77535, (936) 258-5300www.pacestancil.com.

Lawrence

Doyle Lawrence was born in Humble, Texas on November 22, 1930. When he was a baby, he and his family followed his father who was chasing that “Black Gold, Texas Tea”, drilling one oil well after the next throughout the region.

Their many moves took the family to Conroe, Barber’s Hill, Goose Creek, Liberty, and to Beaumont where he attended 1st grade before moving back to Liberty. Except for Doyle’s time serving in the United States Air Force, he spent the rest of his life in his beloved Liberty, Texas. He was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church since 1943; a heritage inherited from his ancestors who were among the first Methodists in North America. Doyle graduated from Liberty High School in 1949 and married his sweetheart, Margie Wiggins. The young couple spent several years in the Air Force at San Antonio, Amarillo, and then onto Alaska. After the service, they returned to Liberty where Doyle began working for Lake Tool Co. He reorganized the company and changed the name to Lawrence Industries. Doyle was a naturally gifted oil field engineer and inventor of the L. I. Drilling Jar, which was later used in the completion of the world’s deepest well at 30,050 feet. Lawrence Industries merged with, and became Daily Oil Tool in Houston where he served as V.P. in charge of manufacturing until he retired in 1976.  Doyle was able to pursue many passions which included; fishing, skiing, traveling, hunting, flying his plane and riding motorcycles. He had great knowledge on a number of subjects and always willing to help family and friends when able. He never met a stranger, was a friend to all, and generous with his time and gifts. Doyle had the privilege to experience many adventures and loved to recount what happened in his own special way, entertaining us all with his famous smile and a wink. He adored his family and we always depended on his knowledge, wisdom, strength, and beautiful prayers at family gatherings.

Doyle was a member of the FUMC Men’s Bible Study, Former Texas Ranger’s Association, Civil Air Patrol, and Darrell Flying Club.

Doyle was blessed with his beautiful wife, Margie and three children; Hillary, David, and Lisa. His grandchildren are: Jennifer, Lindsay, Todd, Lara, Megan, Emma, and Aaron. Great-grandchildren are: Kade, Haleigh, Daniel, Andrew, Tarah, and Joseph.  

Doyle M. Lawrence was presented before his Lord and Savior at 6:00am on December 20, 2018. He began the journey at peace, pain free and blessed to be asleep in his own bed at home and surround by his wife and children. We rejoice that we were given an honorable and Faith-filled husband and father. He lived a full and much blessed life. We walk in the shadow of our hero….

Friends are invited to visit with the family 2pm, Friday, December 28, 2018 at First United Methodist Church of Liberty, 539 Main St., Liberty, Texas. Funeral services begin at 3pm at the church. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Doyle's memory to First United Methodist Church of Liberty. 

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DeBerry

Jack David DeBerry age 70 of Raywood passed away Saturday December 22, 2018 at his home with his beloved family by his side.

Jack was born in Liberty, Texas September 11, 1948 the son of the late Loyd Cecil DeBerry and Jessie Lucille Vanderpool DeBerry. Jack had a wonderful sense of humor and was sure to give a nickname to everyone in his family. He enjoyed playing his guitar, camping, BBQ and sitting by a campfire. Jack’s main love was spending time with his large family and friends. He worked for many years in the oilfield as a mechanic, last working for Taylor Pipeline. Jack was a Christian man and was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother Martin DeBerry, sister-in-law Pamela DeBerry, son-in-law Todd Watson, nephew Donnie DeBerry, and a niece Carrie DeBerry.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of forty-nine years Brenda DeBerry of Raywood, sons Craig DeBerry and his wife Chassity of Devers, Kenneth DeBerry and wife Layna of Houston, daughter Jacquie Riojas and her husband Mark of Liberty, sister Ellen Kibodeaux and her husband Gary of Hardin, brother Lloyd DeBerry and wife Gerlinda of Danbury, Texas. Jack also leaves his seven grandchildren: Shelby DeBerry; Jordan DeBerry; Kaley DeBerry; Zak DeBerry; Jessie Riojas; Brandon Hayat; and Misha Hayat. In addition he leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and numerous friends.

Visitation for Jack will be held 12PM – 2PM Thursday December 27, 2018 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services to be held 2PM Thursday at the Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Smart officiating. Burial to take place in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be John Earl Scott, Anthony DeBerry, Francis Foster, Jonah Richard, Colin Bellard, and Reggie Threlkeld. Honorary pallbearers will be Brock Andrepont, Walter Andrepont JR., Shelby DeBerry, and Chad Andrepont, Shawn Meche, and Toby LeJeune. 

Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Meadors

A love story that never ends, Priscilla and Kenneth Meadors of Huffman, Texas passed away on December 14, 2018, peacefully almost 12 hours apart.

Priscilla was born on March 18, 1938 to the late Barney and Irene Barnes in Dunkirk, NY. She graduated from Cassadaga High School in Sinclairville, New York. Kenneth was born on July 7, 1942 to the late Adolfis and Fredia Meadors in Clifton, Texas. He graduated from Clifton High School in 1960.
Kenneth and Priscilla were united in marriage on October 14, 1972. They were married for 46 years and together raised four beautiful children, whom they claimed to be their greatest accomplishments. They were a very loving and devoted couple, parents and grandparents who rarely did anything without the other.

Kenneth worked in the construction business all his life and was a Superintendent for many of those years. He was country with an old school type of personality.  Kenneth enjoyed riding his Harley and was an avid Harley fan, drinking cold beer and his spending time with his Border Collie fur-baby Sassie. His most favorite thing in the world was his wife whom he would move mountains for.

Priscilla owned and operated two successful restaurants, Grandma’s Kitchen in Dayton and the Crumpled Straw in Tarkington for many years. Everyone knew her at the restaurant because she was devoted to the community. Priscilla and Kenneth also owned and operated together K & P T-shirts for several years. Priscilla was an independent, strong willed yet very loving woman. She was always very blunt, funny, social and a people person. Priscilla enjoyed playing card games, gambling and doing yard work.

Kenneth and Priscilla were preceded in death by their parents; and a son Joe Henry, III. Kenneth was also preceded in death by his sister Janey Sampson. Priscilla was also preceded in death by her sister Phyllis Wilcox; and her nephew Mark Wilcox. Together, they leave behind to cherish their memory, their children Tammy Collums and husband Grady, Jay Meadors and Melinda Henry; their grandchildren Amanda Price and husband Bo, Travis Psencik and wife Jessi, Justin Rose, Jacob Collums, Alex Cavalier, James Meadors and Jason Meadors; their great-grandchildren Jett Meadors, Jax Meadors, Parker Price, Paisley Price, Presley Price, Milo Psencik and Ayden Psencik; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Kenneth is also survived by his brothers A.D. Meadors and Danny Meadors; and brother-in-law Lonny Sampson. Priscilla is also survived by her brother Arden Barnes; and her nephews Jeffrey Barnes, Anthony Barnes, Todd Wilcox and John Wilcox. They will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved them.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 6pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A celebration of life for Mr. and Mrs. Meadors will follow at 7pm, with Rev Dave Jirrels officiating.

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Tidwell

Rusty Alan Tidwell, 38, of Conroe, formerly of Hardin, died on December 13, 2018, in Spring, TX.

Rusty was born on February 23, 1980, to Alan and Peggy Neely Tidwell in Baytown, TX and worked as a surveyor. He was a 1998 graduate of Hardin High School where he actively participated in the Hardin FFA. 

Rusty is preceded in death by his grandparents, Marshall and Margarite Tidwell, and Lynd and Tessie Neely; aunt, Patty Jane Peddy; and cousin, Carter Crews.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Alan and Peggy Tidwell of Temple, TX; brother, Scott Tidwell and wife Elaine of Hardin; sister, Kori Hutson and husband Larry of Temple, TX; uncles, Mike Tidwell and wife Judy of Alvin, TX, Bud Neely and wife B.J. of Brenham, TX, and Terry Peddy of Sour Lake; aunts, Louise Turner of Arp, TX, and Renee Crews and husband Steve of Magnolia, TX; nephews, Matthew, Hayden, and Thomas; niece, Morgan; cousins, Lyndsay, Zachary, Trent, and Connor; and a host of many loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Hardin Baptist Church in Hardin with Reverend Tony Hines and Reverend Bill Fabriguze officiating, interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. A gathering of Rusty's family and friends will be Saturday, December 22, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. also at Hardin Baptist Church.

Honoring Rusty as pallbearers are Scott Tidwell, Matthew Tidwell, Mike Tidwell, Jim Tidwell, Steve Crews, Bud Neely, Larry Hutson, and Alan Tidwell.

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Frieden

Doris Belle Davis Frieden, 61, of Dayton passed away on December 15, 2018. 

She was born August 19, 1957 in Rolla, Missouri to parents Willliam and Barbara Christian Davis.

Visitation for Mrs. Frieden will be 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  

Doris had been a resident of Dayton for the past 14 years after moving from Baytown.  She will be remembered as being funny, outgoing, and having a good sense of humor.  She always kept the kids and grand kids in line and she loved spending time with her family. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters, Thelma Shoults and Judy Davis.  Doris is survived by her husband of 46 years, Jerome Frieden; her children, Adam Frieden and wife Laura, Steve Frieden and wife Vicki, Laura Little and husband Scott, Judy Hardin and Damien Allen; grandchildren, Shelby Frieden, Dylan Frieden, Audrey and  Link Frieden, Ashley Brown, Aiden and Axel Allen, Sadye Frieden, Bethany Rowland, and Morgan Little; great grandchildren, Harley Lynn, Makinna and Rhett Rowland; brothers, John Davis and Jerry Davis; sisters, Cathlina Panjvani and Patricia; also her best friend, Delinda Copley; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rice

Raymond Roscoe Rice, Jr. ( Ricky) 77 of Liberty, Texas passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 in Kingwood, Texas.

He was born June 29, 1941 in Houston, Texas to parents Raymond Roscoe Rice, Sr. and Corrine Moore Rice.
Memorial service for Ricky will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. 
Mr. Rice was a resident of the Liberty area after moving here from Livingston where he lived with his wife Judy and worked at the Pulunski Unit as a guard for 10 yrs. He attended C.E King High School.    He worked as a Machinist for 35 yrs around shops of Houston before retiring and moving to Livingston to work at the prison.He was a mechanic who in his younger years raced at Meyer Speedway in Houston and at Dayton drag strip. Loved Fords loved Guns and spent later years in a shooting club dressing as “ Josey Wales” and entering shooting competitions to fill his retired time.Plus attending cars shows with his Ford Lightning and his sons Gran Torino.

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Judy Rice and brother Paul Rice.  He is survived by his son, Richard Rice and wife Kelly of Dayton; grandchildren, Ryan Rice Rusty Rice and Dixie Verneuil of Dayton great-grandchildren, Jayce Verneuil, Zoey Rice, Ryance Rice, and Oaklee Rice; sisters, Denise Hannusch and husband Donnie, Betty Raye Henry; and Corinna and Lynn Steele; also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends plus 2 dogs and a cat. He always be loved and missed !

Hernandez

Gabriel “Cowboy” Hernandez, 61, resident of Anahuac, Texas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2018, with family by his side.

He was born on January 31, 1957 in Ojo De Agua De Nieto, Tarimoro, GTO, Mexico, to Epifanio and Guadalupe Hernandez.

Gabe relocated to the small community in 1974, making Anahuac his home. On February 10, 1978, Gabe married his wife, Socorro Tirado Hernandez.

Gabe was a hard worker who was deeply devoted to helping others. He worked for more than 30 years for Ben and Jeri Nelson at Jeri’s Seafood in Smith Point and working cattle as a rancher for the family. Gabe by nature was always a serious person but, on the inside, had a unique sense of humor. He loved animals and enjoyed nothing more than being a rancher, earning his nickname “Cowboy”.

Gabe had a strong dedication to those he cared for and loved, including his Smith Point family. He looked up to Ben for guidance and inspiration. Gabe was preceded in death by his father, Epifanio Hernandez, and his brother, Abel Hernandez. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 40 years, Socorro Tirado Hernandez; his sons, Jaime Hernandez and wife Amanda, and Rafael Hernandez and fiancé Candace Whittemore; his grandchildren, Annabelle and Gabrielle Hernandez; his mother, Guadalupe Anaya Hernandez; his sisters, Ermelinda Tirado, Irene Hernandez, Amparo Montoya and Ninfa Rosillo; his brothers, Isidro Hernandez, Isidoro Hernandez, Cecilio Hernandez, Eulalio Hernandez, Servando Hernandez and Rafael Hernandez; as well as numerous extended family and special friends. Gabe will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

A celebration of Gabe’s life will be held at 11am on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Sopchak

Dave Sopchak, 53, resident of Kenefick, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, in Houston, Texas.

He was born on December 9, 1965, in Houston, Texas, to Joseph Thomas Sopchak and Ruth Ellen Pittman. He attended Dayton High School and Stephen F. Austin University.

Dave enjoyed watching football and was an avid Houston Texans fan. He had numerous hobbies, all of which kept him busy. Dave maintained his exceptional vegetable garden and fruit tree orchard. One of his favorite hobbies was fishing. He also loved carpentry and created marvelous wood furniture pieces.

Dave was a loving son, father, brother, and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Dave was preceded in death by his father Joseph. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother Ruth Pittman of Kenefick his daughter Alyssa Kay Sopchak of Kenefick; his sisters Sheryl Donahoe of Washington, Darlene DeSoto and husband Eddie, Sr. of Kenefick, and Linda DeWees of Kenefick; his numerous loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at 6pm on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church, 3536 FM 1008, Dayton, TX.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Monroe

A viewing for Delores Monroe will be held Thursday Dec. 13 at Wells Funeral Service in Liberty at 1p – 5p. 

She passed away Dec 7 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital at 2pm with her loving family at her side.  She was born in Homer, Louisiana, July 21, 1960 to the late Alice and Clint Turner Jr. 

She enjoyed gardening, crafts, braiding hair, home-making, and spending time with her family.  A long-time resident of Dayton she is preceded in death by her parents, daughter LaTanya Harrison, brothers Joe and Dennis Turner, granddaughter Angelica Landry. 

She is survived by Husband Felix Johnson (Jack), children, Chanelia Johnson, Certisha and Rashard Monroe (Paula), step-daughter Phyllis Smith (Tiki), sister, Minister Glenda Allen, brother, David and Gregory Turner (Loraine), grandchildren, Tekeea Landry, Aaliyah Harrison, Nylah and Ace Chapman, Gerald Monroe, step-grandchildren Billy Johnson, Sophia Johnson, Spencer Smith, Symone Smith, Leandra Johnson. 

A grave-side service will be held Saturday Dec. 15 at 11 am at Forest Grove Cemetery in Homer, Louisiana.
Visitation is December 13, 2018 Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel) 300 Alabama St., Liberty, Texas.

Mosley

Rose Mary Pradia Mosley, 81 of Raywood, Texas was called home to the Lord on December 5, 2018 at home with family.

Rose Mary was born on February 5, 1937 to the late Abel and Mary Pradia in Liberty, Texas.

She was a caregiver and homemaker. Rose lived in Raywood most of her life. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and spoiling her grandchildren. She enjoyed volunteering with the food distribution at Sacred Heart Church in Raywood until her health started failing.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Willie (Pep) Mosley, brothers: Abel Pradia Jr. and Nathan Pradia, sister, Ella Mae Lightfoot, brother-in-law, James Lightfoot and son-in-law Tony Smith.

Rose was deeply loved by her children, family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memories; daughters: Jackie (Steve) Ozan, Charlotte (Pastor DelMar) Coward, and Wanda Smith; sons: Michael (Robyn) Lavine, Earl (Lena) Lavine, Marcus (Sonja) Lavine and Paul Lavine; sister-in-laws: Betty Tann Anderson, Willie Ann Linzy Pradia and Lillian Mosley Lee; brother-in-law Herbert Mosley, daughter-in-laws: Gwen Wallace and Tammy Caddell. Rose had extended children to love which included; Patricia Jackson, Kimberly Judge, Ray Guidry, Merkle Judge, Lil Merkle, Everardo (Lalo) Salas, Josh Cooper and David Crossland. She also leave to cherish many fun memories thirteen grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held December 15, 2018 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 101 Donatto Street, Ames, Texas.

Bass

JoAnne McWilliams Bass, 68, of Dayton, passed away Friday December 7, 2018 in Baytown, Texas.

Mrs. Bass born January 13, 1950 in Seattle, Washington to parents, Joseph and Verna Mae McWilliams

Service for JoAnne will be 7:00 p.m., Friday December 14, 2018 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas with Pastor George Finney officiating. Visitation will be Friday December 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., prior to service.

Mrs. Bass was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John E. Bass, Jr., and her sister, Della Ward.

JoAnne had been a resident of Dayton for 30 years and was a former resident of Deer Park and Pasadena.  JoAnne’s husband, John, held her heart for more than fifty years.  She was a member of New Life Church.  JoAnne was a homemaker and loved her children and grandchildren.

JoAnne is survived by daughters, Cindy Bargas and husband Pete, Jr., Sherry Payne and husband Ben; brothers, Dale McWilliams, Jeff McWilliams and Clayton McWilliams; sisters, Dian Raulerson, Sharon Partin and husband Ed; grandchildren, Paeten Bargas, Makenna Bargas, Matthew Payne, and Steven Payne; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Housley

Jarrell Lee Housley age 76 of Liberty passed away Friday December 7, 2018.

Jarrell was born April 3, 1942 in Lamar, Mississippi the son of the late Clester L. Housley and Ruby Sones Housley.  Jarrell last worked as a supervisor in the petrochemical industry.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a brother Lavon Housley.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Dorothy Bounds Housley, son Jarrell Lee Housley Jr. and his wife Sommer, daughters Lawanna Jean Gradney and Jennifer Lynn Carpenter and husband Christopher, brother Harold Housley and wife Linda, and a sister Lawanna Giddings and her husband Jon. In addition, he leaves several nieces and nephews.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Mullins

Mary Patricia “Patsy” Dismukes Mullins, age 92 of Liberty passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

Patsy was born December 6, 1926 in Liberty, TX the daughter of the late Compton Higdon Smith and Alice Merle Patterson Smith. Patsy graduated from Liberty High School in 1944 and attended the University of Texas at Austin. She married Kenneth Terrell Dismukes in 1947 and had two children, Lettye and Terrell. After Kenneth's untimely death in 1974, Patsy took over the reins for 10 years at Tarver Abstract and Title Insurance Company, the family business that was started in 1903. Later in life, Patsy married Tommy Mullins who preceded her in death. Patsy was very involved in the community.  She served on the board of Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District, the Liberty City Cemetery Board and as an outside director at First State Bank.  She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church and at various times served on many committees.  Patsy was also a member of the Bridge Club and the Liberty Women's Club.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a daughter, Lettye Dismukes of Houston, and a son Terrell Dismukes of Plano. She also leaves her grandchildren Anne Marie Dismukes, Yana Marie Christine Dismukes as well as her great grandchildren Jason, Daniella and James.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Kuhn. Visitation will be Thursday, December 13th at First United Methodist Church (chapel) from 5 - 8pm. Burial will be held privately before the service. Memorial services to be held 11AM Friday, December 14th at First United Methodist Church in Liberty, TX. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Stengler

Bonnie Jean Stengler, 86, of Daisetta, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018, with her loving family by her side.

She was born September 7, 1932, in Daisetta, TX to the late Columbus J. "CJ" Fregia and Verna Edgar Fregia. 

Mrs. Stengler had lived in Daisetta all her life and retired from Hull-Daisetta ISD after 17 years. She was a devout Christian and a member of Central Baptist Church, she loved to read, bake and cook, spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed Christmas time when she could bake for her family, doctors, and others in the community, her motto was "If you left my house hungry, it's your own fault."

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard Stengler; daughter, Linda Gayle McDaniels; and sons-in-law, Gerald Broom, Ray Holder, and Herb McDaniels.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons, David Cooper and wife Sylvia of Wallisville, and Tracy Stengler of Daisetta; daughters, Cheryl Broom and Carol Holder, both of Daisetta; grandchildren, Brandon Broom and Lexi of Dayton, Kameron Holder of Hardin, Joshua Cooper and wife Megan of Beaumont, Kandyce Tousha and husband Jr of Liberty, Dillon Cooper and Anna of Winnie, Garrett Stengler of Daisette, extended granddaughter Sherry Dubose and her children; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A service of remembrance will be Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Daisetta, interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Mrs. Stengler's family and friends will be Wednesday, December 12, 2018, beginning at 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. also at Central Baptist Chruch.

Honoring Mrs. Stengler as pallbearers will be Joshua Cooper, Dillon Cooper, Brandon Broom, Kameron Holder, Garrett Stengler, and Jr Tousha.

Chesney

Connie Chesney, 67, of Winnfield, LA died Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Winnfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Winnfield, La.

Services for Connie Chesney will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc in Batson with Bro. Lamar Carpenter officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th at the funeral home. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta under the direction of Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc in Batson. 

She is preceded in death by her father, John Wiser; and brother, Howard Earl Wiser.

Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Norouida Cisco; children, Crystal Ford (Corey), Theresa Maloy, Michael “Scooter” Webb (Brandy), Shaun Chesney and Christy Harrel; grandchildren, BJ, Cameron, Alyssa, Nathan, Gianni, Brooklin, Haylee, Slayd, Seely, Andrew, Eve, Micah, Caleb, Matthew, Lauren and Alyssa; great-grandchildren, Marissa, Noah, Emily and Kaydence; brother, Billy Cisco (Angie); sisters, Debbie Kale, Susan Dunham, Edith Montgomery and Susie Cisco; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

To extend online condolences, please visit www.magnoliafuneralhome.com or www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com


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Wilcher

Austin “Terry” Wilcher, 70 of Houston, passed away Friday December 7, 2018 in Kingwood, Texas.

Terry was born July 20, 1948 in Rayville Louisiana to parents, Austin Thomas Wilcher and Daisy Viola Bogie Wilcher.

Service for Mr. Wilcher will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday December 11, 2018 at Pace Stancil Funeral home chapel in Dayton. Pastor David Faircloth will officiate. Pallbearers Michael Paine, Jeremy Schmidt, Jeff Moeller, Bryan Engledow, beloved nephews, Joey King, Frank King, Jr., and Shawn King. Honorary pallbearers John Moten, Ashton Schmidt, and Owen Moeller. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  Visitation for Terry is from 5:00 pm–7:00 pm, Monday December 10, 2018 at Pace Stancil Dayton.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents; son, Christopher Wilcher; siblings, Virginia Sykes, Joe Kenneth Evans, Annette Dugat and Frankie Wilcher.

Terry was formerly of Dayton. Terry was a retired truck driver. He enjoyed traveling.  Terry was in band in his younger years sharing his talents on guitar and drums. He always made the most out of life and loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Dora Brewer Wilcher; daughters, Tiffany Engledow and husband, Bryan, Debra Schmidt and husband, Jeremy and Shelly Moeller and husband, Jeff; siblings, June Moore, Judy Blakely and husband, Melvin, Jimmy Wilcher and wife, Nelda, Deryl Wilcher wife, Delores, Patricia Bareis, Randy Wilcher and wife, Ann; grandchildren, Jasmine, Aubree, John, Mia, Ashton, Austin, Owen and Summer; mother-in-law, Katie Brewer; sister-in-law, Linda Wilcher and her daughter, Kristy Barker, several brothers and sisters-in-law;  numerous nieces and nephews and friends.  

Perew

Aletha Yvett Perew, 57, of Saratoga, Texas passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Aletha was born December 16, 1960, to Thomas A. Perew and Cathlue Davis in Beaumont, TX. For several years Aletha was a security guard for Chevron Phillips. Last few years she was a devoted member of New Life Church in Batson. Aletha completed and was a graduate of the New Life Addiction Program. She was very active at New Life Church serving as a Woman's Challenge Leader, working the food bank, sewing and whatever needed to be done to serve her community. She loved serving people and enjoyed life. In her spear time, she enjoyed the outdoors. Aletha was also known to be a good cook. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Aletha is preceded in death by her father, Thomas A. Perew.

Those left to cherish her memory is her mother, Cathlue Perew of Kountze; brother, James Ray Perew of Saratoga; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and her church family.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 3:00 P.M.at New Life Church 42493 TX-105, Batson, TX. 77519 with Brother Bill Campbell officiating. Interment Rosedale cemetery, SourLake. 
A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday at New Life Church from 1:00 P.M until 3:00 PM.
Honoring Aletha as pallbearers are Jack Duke, Reggie Cone, T W Durham, Sherman Lewis, Bill Campman, Ben Campbell, and Scott Walters.

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Conn

Patrick Michael " Mike" Conn of Daisetta died on Saturday December 1, 2018 at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center. He was 76.

A native of Jefferson County he had lived in Daisetta many years and was a Financial Advisor. he was preceded in death by his parents, James Kirby Conn and Helen Inez Hyde.

He is survived by his daughter, Mitzi Conway of Wilson, North Carolina and his companion Leticia Cummings of Daisetta, and a host of caring and loving friends.

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

Jordan

Mary Frances Jordan, 79, of Liberty, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at her residence. 

She was born June 26, 1939, in Ennis, TX to the late Alvin D. and Mattie Pryor Denny. Mary lived most of her life in the Liberty area where she devoted her life to God and was a devout Christian. She had worked and retired from Lewies where she was a familiar face and made many, many friends. 

Mary is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Lloyd Jordan; son, Bo Jordan; and sister, Etta May Denny-Alexander.

Those left to cherish her memory are; daughters, Donna McCreight of Burleson, TX, and Terry Jordan of Liberty; grandchildren, Dawn Jannise Cote of Daisetta, James Earl Mangum III of Daisetta, Megan Marie Jordan of Hardin, Tara Danielle Jordan of Hardin, Nina McCreight of Burleson, TX, and Amber McCreight of Arlington, TX; great-grandchildren, Baylee, Ellie, and Brielle, and a host of loving friends and family.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Hardin United Pentecostal Church with Reverend Jamie Blume officiating, interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. A gathering of Mary's family and friends will be held Friday, December 7, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. also at Hardin United Pentecostal Church.

Honoring Mary as pallbearers are Dewitt Thompson, Aaron Frazier, David Dagle, Andy Dagle, Mark Branch, and James Mangum

 
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Burch

Daniel Eugene Burch, 37, of Liberty, died Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Daniel was born November 1, 1981, in Liberty, Texas, to Loryie Eugene Burch and Gracie Bird. He lived in Liberty, TX, most of his life. 

Daniel is Preceded in death by his grandfather, Arthur Ray Bird; grandmother, Velma Estelle Freeman; step-dad, Raymond Doyle Fregia; grandfather, Bay M. Burch; grandmother, Helen Violet Burch; uncles, Aaron “Cat” Burch, Jimmy Bay Sr., and James Emmitt Burch; great-grandmother, Ada Jackson; aunt, Roberta Carol Calhoun; cousins, Felicia Burch Whittington, Dexx Alan Ross, and Michelle Rayburn. 

Those left to cherish his memory is his father and step-mother, Loryie and Vidor Burch of Liberty; mother, Gracie Burch of Liberty; son, Tyler Burch of Liberty; sisters, Tessa Burch and husband Billy of Livingston, Selena Cain and husband Johnathan of Dayton, and Loryie Burch and husband Dominick of Liberty; step-brother, Brian Adam Hill of Liberty; step-sister, Lillie Beth Johnson of Liberty; and a host of other loving friends and family.

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Bibleway Pentecostal Church in Liberty at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend William Persinger and Reverand Donald Scott officiating, interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Liberty. A gathering of Daniel's family and friends will also be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Bibleway Pentecostal Church.


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Parker

Mary Alice Parker, 84, of Dayton peacefully passed away at her home on December 4, 2018.

She was born October 23, 1934 to parents James Robert “Bob” Meadows and Issy Ozella Cobb Meadows.

Mrs. Parker had lived in Kenefick for over 75 years. She was always very active with the Kenefick Civic Center, the KVFD Ladies Auxiliary and the Red Cross. 

Services for Mrs. Parker will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December- 6, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with interment  to follow at French Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Bailey Edmondson, Hoot Edmondson, Clifford Edmondson, Sr., Beau Williams, Bodie Reynolds, Josh Ayers, Jason Davis and James Fingleman.

Mary Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alvie Leroy Parker, son Charles Vernon Parker, grandson Marcus James Fingleman, great-granddaughter Bristol Sam Reynolds. She is survived by daughters, Mary Thompson and Terry Blanscet and husband Jody; grandchildren,, Alison and Jason Davis, Scharlene and Josh Ayers, James “Bubba” and Jessica Fingleman; Traci and Clifford Edmondson, Sara and Beau Williams, and Beth and Bodie Reynolds; great-grandchildren, Cameron Sorenson, Shaleigh Masters, Kaylee Holmes, Abbie, Bradley, and Gabby Fingleman, Bailey, Clifford Jr. “Hoot”, and Scarlett Edmondson, Tifini Parker, Lance Davis, Ava, Hannah, Nikki and Kyla Stark, Serenity Ayers, Ty and Ainsley Williams and Brittyn and Blair Reynolds; great great-grandchild, Adalyn Sorenson; sister, Virginia Thompkins and husband Jim; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Melton

Teddy Paul Melton 78 of Kenefick died Saturday, December 1, 2018 in Kingwood, Texas. 

He was born March 24, 1940 in Paris, Texas to parents Harry Melton and Winnie Bolton Melton.  
Graveside service for Mr. Melton will be 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  

Mr. Melton had lived in Kenefick for the past 16 years after moving from Channelview.  He had worked as a production specialist in the oilfield industry.  A true family man he was a great father and grandfather.  

Teddy was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harry Melton, Gene Melton, J.D. Melton, Tooter Melton, and Jerry Melton; also his sister Doris Melton.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janis Melton of Kenefick; son, Kenneth Melton of Kenefick; daughter, Carla Broussard of Dayton; grandchildren, Becky Zlomke, Trey Zlomke, and Sean Melton; four great-grandchildren; sister, Faye Ybarbo and husband Tom of Kenefick; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

McAdams

Frances Gilliland McAdams age 72 passed away September 19, 2018.

Frances was born July 10, 1946 in Liberty and attended Liberty Schools through High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and active in choir while playing the organ and piano for many services. After High School, Frances earned a degree from North Texas University in Nursing. She worked for Baylor Hospital in Dallas before transferring to Baylor Hospital in Houston where she retired. During early retirement, she traveled to China, England, France, and Australia while pursuing her hobbies in China painting, quilting, needlepoint, and crocheting.

Frances was proceeded in death by her Mother and Father, Inez and Marvin Gilliland and an older sister Julia Gilliland.

She is survived by a sister June Gilliland Robinson and two nephews, David Robinson and Chris Robinson and Chris’s wife Helen who have two children Kylie and Sarah. She leaves behind many cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held for Frances on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Gradney

Vernon Amos Gradney Sr., age 81, of Raywood, Tx. returned to the Lord on November 29, 2018. 

Vernon, also known to many as Pete, was born February 6, 1937 in Mamou, La. to the late Jacob and Ida Gradney.  He attended and graduated from Woodson High School, in Raywood, Tx., and then served his country, in Korea, as a member of the United States Army. Following his service, Vernon worked for Motivation, Education, and Training (MET) for many years.  After graduating from Prairie View A&M University, in 1982, he then went into the teaching profession and retired from the Windham School District for the Texas State Prison System.  He was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of St. Peter Claver.  He was a mentor to many in the community and loved to share his knowledge and wisdom with those in need.  He is famous for his stuffed pork roast and the Gradney family pecan candy.

Vernon was preceded in death by his wife, Magdalen, his parents, Jacob and Ida Gradney and sister-in-law Sherline Meyers. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children; Grezelda Ligons and son-in-law Lloyd Ligons of Dayton, Tx.; Trina Lemond and son-in-law Fred Lemond Jr. of Raywood, Tx.; Vernon Gradney Jr. and daughter-in-law Angel Gradney of Mt. Belvieu, Tx.; brother, Jason Gradney and wife Marva; sister, Annette Scott and husband Richard; brother-in-law Leo Sterling and wife Lorita, brother-in-law Louis Sterling and wife Gloria, sister-in-law Pauline Caballero, sister-in-law Evangeline Bell and husband Joe, brother-in-law Lawrence Sterling; grandchildren Randy (Sidnee), Meghan (Shelby), Lloyd Jr. (Kim), Justin (Megan), Andrew, Kristin (Joshua), Vernon III “Trey”; eleven great-grandchildren; John Lane Freeman and Fredrick Freeman (sons to us).

He will Lie-in-State Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3730 FM 160 North; Raywood, Texas, from 9:00am to 11:00am; Rosary will began at 10:00am, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00am.
Fr. Ayo Emmanuel Efodigbue, MSP officiating.

Interment is Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery - Raywood, Texas.

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

Guillory

Tracy Anne Guillory, 49, of Anahuac, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

She was born July 26, 1969 in Sulphur, Louisiana to Alton M. and Diana Gale Steward. Tracy graduated from LaPorte High School in 1988 and attended dental school in the Houston area. She had worked for seven years as a dental assistant for Dr. Fulton in Mont Belvieu.

Tracy was a bargain queen who loved to shop. She enjoyed baking, especially hard candy around Christmas time filling her home with the smells of spearmint, peppermint and cinnamon. Tracy also enjoyed eating out and spending Friday nights with family and friends at the Crawfish Place. Although she wasn’t a golfer, she liked going to the golf course with her husband Lindy just to ride on the cart and to socialize with friends.

Tracy was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was a loving, caring and giving woman who lived for her husband, son and the rest of her family. Tracy would always help children whenever she could by volunteering at the Youth Project Show and ProGrad at Anahuac High School. She was affectionately nicknamed by her father as B-bop and he would remind her that is was because “she fell from the treetop”.

Tracy was preceded in death by her father, Alton M. Steward. She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her mother Gale Steward; her loving husband Lindy Guillory; her son Ashton Guillory; her daughters Amanda Shelley and husband Steve and Julie Davis and husband Chris; her grandchildren Houston, Hagen, Matthew and Alaina; her siblings Tammy Steward, Tad Steward and Troy Steward; her sister-in-law Brenda Chauvin; her special niece Lindsey Price that she thought of more like a daughter; numerous nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Danny Pringle, Ed Whittington, Lawrence Richards, Skyler Kerby, Casey Price and Houston Buehler. Honorary pallbearers are Dale Johnston, Hagen Gorden and Carter Sherman.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Avenue South in Anahuac. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Holder

Lester Charles Holder, 54, of Kountze, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont with his family by his side. 

Lester was born on June 29, 1964, in Liberty, TX to Jimmy Charles Holder and Zeda Young Holder. Lester worked in the Oilfield for most of his life and in his spare time, he enjoyed playing the guitar, drums, and listening to his music. He was the biggest Dallas Cowboys fan and loved his animals, being outdoors, and reminiscing about the "good old days".

Lester is preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Charles Holder.

Those left to cherish his memory are; mother, Zeda Rae Holder-Shackelford, brother, Jimmy Ray Holder and partner Darrell Kilcrease of Lumberton, sisters, Mary Brottem and husband Dennis of Kountze, Bertha Templet and husband Mike of Kountze, Crystal Bingham and husband Danny of Kountze, and Cricket Dear and husband Danny of Lumberton; nieces and nephews, Megan Brottem, Kaci Glover and husband Adam, Drew Templet and wife Hannah, Garrett Templet, Dakota Bingham and wife Adreanna, Lane Bingham, Ranson Bingham, Donovan Dear, and Kain Dear; great-nieces and nephews, Kaston Templet, Bella Glover, Ady Lou Bingham, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc with Pastor Laurie Smith officiating, cremation will follow. A gathering of Lester's family and friends will be Sunday, November 25, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

Cremation under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

 To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lester Charles Holder please visit our Sympathy Storeat faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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. Earning your trust one family at a time

Warren

Teri Yvette Warren of Sour Lake, Texas passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, surrounded by her loving family. She was 57.

Teri was born October 25, 1961 to Troy Yates and Dona Millhollon in Beaumont, TX. She resided in Sour Lake where she was the cafeteria manager for Hardin Jefferson school district. Teri enjoy fishing and hunting. She loved animals, especially her horse and dogs. Most of all Teri adored spending time with her grandchildren and family. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Teri is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Tommy Laman and sister, Jeri Garcia.

Those left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 18 years, Dennis D. Warren of Sour Lake; sons, Joshua Rogers and wife Bobbie of Sour Lake and Joseph Rogers of Sour Lake; daughter, Jamie Lamberth and husband Brandon of Batson; step-daughter, Danna Flowers and husband Billy of Sour Lake; sister, Kimmie Hatcher of Sour Lake; grandchildren, Abbie, Bailey, Gavin, Nicholas, Colton, Kenna, Gunner, Justin, Janson, Josh, Jaelynn and great-granddaughter, Harper. Also survived by a host of family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at New Life Church 42493 TX-105, Batson, TX. 77519 with Brother Bill Campbell officiating. Interment Millhollon cemetery, Sour Lake.
A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at New Life Church in Batson.

Honoring Teri as pallbearers are Justin Frazier, Janson Frazier, Josh Dear, Tommy Laman Jr. Blake Luquette and Dewayne Guidry.

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. earning your trust one family at a time.

Williams

Clifton T. Williams of Votaw, died Saturday November 17, 2018, at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was 67.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday November 24, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Encounter Church of Votaw with Pastor Jason Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Votaw Cemetery . The family will be receiving friends on Friday November 23, 2018 at Encounter Church from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Serving as pallbearers are Kade Hatcher, Keaton Robertson, Ty Whitmire, Blake Whitmire, Cody Adams, Ethan Price. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Ferguson, Sam Brown, C.J. Williams, Jack Breen, Robert Johnson.

Clifton was born October 30, 1951 in Houston. He had lived in Channelview for many years before moving to Votaw where he had lived for 20 years. He had served his company N.O.V. of Houston for 30 years as a Technical Field Supervisor. He was preceded in death by his parents George Clifton Williams and Shirley Elaine Stewart Williams and father - in-law, Hubert Harmon Fondren. Clifton loved his dog Pettie. He loved fishing and spending time with his grandkids. He loved tinkering with Hot Rods and watching his SyFy movies. He played the guitar and like singing and riding his motorcycle. He was a hard worker and would take things apart and try to make them better.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years Janna Williams of Votaw. Sons, Ryan Jackson Brinsfield and wife Kelli of Mt. Belvieu, Christopher Telman Williams of Moss Hill. Daughters, Deanna Michelle Robertson of Thicket, Brianne Lea Price and husband Ethan of Batson, Jole' Elizabeth Adams and husband Cody of Votaw. Brother, Al Williams and wife Carleen of Cypress, TX and his other brother and best friend James Adams and wife Carla of Conroe, and sister, Deborah Ann Reuter and husband Tommy Oakhurst, TX. Grandchildren, Brody Whitmire, Blake Whitmire, Ty Whitmire, Madison Brinsfield, Mackenzie Brinsfield, Madalyn Brinsfield, C.J. Williams, Kendall Williams, Lilly Robertson, Keaton Robertson, Brooklynn Howell, Kade Hatcher, Sam Brown, Addison Brown, Kaylin Adams and great grandchild, Everleigh Rose Whitmire. 

Those wanting to make donations in memory of Clifton T. Williams can be made through Go Fund me at https://www.gofundme.com/cliff-williams?member=&utm_source=twilio&utm_medium=sms&utm_campaign=contacts-v2-invite-to-donate

 
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Clifton T Williams please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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. Earning your trust one family at a time.

Colley

Edith Marie Colley, 90, a lifelong resident of Chambers county, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 in Winnie, Texas.

She was born on January 2, 1928 in Hankamer, Texas to Carroll Henry and Margarett Strange Harmon. Edith graduated from Anahuac High School in 1946 and attended Lonnie’s Beauty School in Baytown where she obtained her cosmetology license. She was an established and successful owner/operator of the Lake Anahuac Beauty Salon for more than 42 years.

 Edith had many hobbies, some of which included gardening, cooking and shopping. She also enjoyed golfing and traveling with her late husband Samuel Doyle Colley.

Edith was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, the Daughters of the Republic Texas and Daughters of the American Revolution. Edith was the second woman to join the Anahuac Lions Club when Lions International allowed women into membership. She was also a member of the Literature and Drama group of Fine Arts for many years.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Doyle; her beloved son Daniel Dean Colley; and her brothers Leonard Ray Harmon and Billy John Harmon. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving children Brenda Fruge and husband Allen of Winnie and Timothy Doyle Colley of Irving; her four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; her brothers Donald Wayne Harmon and Carroll Henry Harmon, Jr. both of Anahuac; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Edith will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Todd Sutton, Tyson Long, Rice Baker, John Harmon Baker, Ricky Harmon and Allen Fruge. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Hall and Tyler Long.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 1pm on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral services will begin at 2pm, with Kevin Griffin officiating. A graveside and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Williams

Johnnie Robert (Bob) Williams, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away on November 19, 2018.

He was born on November 5, 1946 in Stephensville, Texas to Johnnie and Iona Williams. They moved to Winnie in 1959. Bob was a graduate of East Chambers High School, Class of 1965. He attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During this time, he met Gay Baker and was also drafted into the Army. Bob and Gay married in 1967, then in March of 1968, he left for Vietnam. After the Army, Bob worked for Thornton Marine Service as a boat captain for many years. Afterwards he worked for Cash America Pawn until retiring in October of 2014.

Bob had many interests. Among his hobbies were gardening, fishing and woodworking. He was a charter member of Sons of the Confederate Camp 2107 and a member of the American Legion Post 0104 in Anahuac.

He loved his family and his grandchildren will always remember him for his corny jokes, which they loved. They thought he knew everything because he was a walking encyclopedia of facts or trivia.

Bob was preceded in death by his father Johnnie H. Williams; his son Nathan Dewayne Williams; his sister Louise Jay; his brother-in-law Andy Thornton; his mother-in-law Shurrel Baker; and his brother-in-law Kenneth Baker. Surviving to happily remember Bob are his mother Iona Williams; his wife Gay Williams; his daughter Shellie Williams Loria; his sister Lounette Thornton; his grandchildren Daniel Loria and wife Samantha, Emily Loria Cantu and husband Justin, David Loria and Sarah Loria; his great-grandson Rendan Loria; his nieces and nephews Roy Jay, Dianna Frederick, Buck Thornton, Steven Baker and Stacy Baker; his great-nieces and nephews Matthew Baker, Lee Thornton, Aden Thornton, Mallory Frederick and Drew Frederick; and always our sweet Misty Kaderli; and our “adopted son” Dwain Land.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Roy Jay, Daniel Loria, David Loria, Justin Cantu, DeWayne Stratton and Dwain Land.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, November 23, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Pastor Bill Walles officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in the Thorton Williams Family Cemetery in Stowell. The family would like to request a business casual attire for Bob’s services.

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Mikolajewski

Joyce Marie Parham Mikolajewski, 77, of Dayton, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018, in Liberty, Texas.

She was born May 27, 1941 in Bay City, Texas, to parents Floyd and Leona Tanner Parham.

 Service for Joyce Mikolajewski will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Rev. Gideon Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill Community Cemetery, Moss Hill, Texas. The family will receive friends 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the funeral home. 

Joyce was raised in Hardin where she attended school and graduated in 1959 from Hardin High School.  She was a resident of Dayton for 20 years, previously living in Houston. She and her husband, Charles, were married for 58 years and they lovingly supported all their family in anything they did.  Joyce enjoyed her grandchildren, sewing, yard work and the outdoors. She loved her family unconditionally and devoted her life to them.  

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived her husband, Charles; son, Douglas Mikolajewski and wife Teresa; daughter, Felicia Hibbeler and husband Johnny;brother, Keith Parham and wife Vicki; grandchildren, Jennifer Mikolajewski, Mark Hibbeler, Shane Mikolajewski, Geoffory Riley and wife Amber, Ethan Hibbeler and wife Cesily, Heath Hibbeler and wife Brett, and Kayla Mikolajewski; great-grandchildren; Rowdy Lane Hibbeler and Scarlet Dawn Riley; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pickett

Ellen Pickett was born on April 4, 1930 in Woodsboro, Texas and passed away at her home on November 15, 2018.

She was raised in Hull, Texas by her loving parents, Horald V. Watson and Allene Allen Watson. She graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School and attended Lamar College School of Business where she sang in chorale and was a thespian. She married Benjamin Ellis Pickett, Sr. on January 21, 1949 in Liberty, Texas, where they raised a family in what was known as her happy, yellow home.  

Ellen's husband Ben, her parents, sister Mary Ann Calhoon, brother Horald Watson predeceased her.   

She is survived by her four children who she loved without restraint; Benjamin Ellis Pickett Jr and his wife Deborah Pickett, Laura Pickett Calfee and her husband Gary Calfee of Driftwood, TX, Lisa Pickett Edmonds and her husband Clay Edmonds of Anahuac, and Amy Pickett Leibman and her husband Neil Leibman of Houston. She was equally proud of her grandchildren; Amy Lynn Hoffman, Russell Pickett, Marisa Wilber, Beau Henry, Madison Leibman, Adrianne Leibman, and Andrew Leibman, along with six great grandchildren: Avery Shiver, Abbigael Hoffman, Victoria Pickett, Lauren Pickett, Cormac Henry and Remy Wilber. With her family, she lived a happy life filled with books, birding, gardening & travel and was invigorated by nature, being instrumental in many beautification projects in her beloved Liberty.

After years of raising children, she began her life long career of devoted service to her community. From 1966-68 she served as secretary of the Immaculate Conception Church.  She was a founding member and the first Chairman of the Liberty County Historical Commission, for which she received the Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award in 1968.  She became the Director of the Liberty Municipal Library when the Geraldine D. Humphreys Cultural Center was built in October 1970.  She engendered her love of books, most importantly through many active programs for children of all ages. She was very active in the Texas Library Association.  Her dedication and talents were recognized and celebrated in 1993 when she was named, Library Director of the Year, by the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. Mrs. Pickett was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.    She was also a member of the choir and Alter Society of the Immaculate Conception Church and she enjoyed her years with the Trinity Valley Players.

Visitation will be Sunday November 18, 2018 from 4-6PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral Mass to be held  at 3PM Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, Liberty. Burial to immediately follow the mass in Liberty Catholic Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com. Donations in her memory may be made to the Liberty Municipal Library Memorial.

 
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