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Breaux

Emma Elvira-Ann Breaux, infant daughter of Blaine Anthony Breaux and Nickole Danielle Buehler, died Sunday, January 25, 2015, at a family residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Emma was born July 7, 2014, at the Kingwood Hospital in Kingwood and has resided in Dayton.  She enjoyed family members playing with her and her swing.

Miss Breaux was preceded in death by her aunt:  Dedrae Phillips and cousin:  Dustin White.  She is survived by her mother:  Nickole Danielle Buehler of Dayton, father:  Blaine Anthony Breaux of Call, sister:  Hailey Daniels of Dayton, grandparents:  Mark Alan and Ina Lucille Buehler of Dayton and Tony and Sherri Yarber of Humble, aunt:  Lynn Lott and finance Chris Estrada, uncles:  Jesse Lott and Alan “Bubba” Buehler, and numerous cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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Lynch

Arthur Ray " Boo Boo" Lynch 36 of Snake River, addition died on Sunday, January 25, 2015, in Beaumont, Texas.

Born in Houston, Texas, on October 2, 1978, Arthur was the son of Arthur Lee Lynch, and Zonia Richardson. He worked as a welder for W.C.I. Industries of Liberty. He was a member of the Hardin, United Pentecostal Church.

Arthur was preceded in death by his grandmother, Katherine Lynch and grandfather, Amos Richardson. He is survived by his wife, Jaylene Lynch. Parents, Arthur Lee Lynch and wife Roxanna and Kathleen Whitehead and husband Lonnie. Daughters, Grace and Layne Lynch. Sisters, Audrea Brooks and husband Byron, Misty Frazier and husband Shawn, and Sommer Lynch. Arthur also had many nieces and nephews and a host of other family members and friends. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January, 28, 2015, at 11:00A.M. at Moss Hill cemetery with Reverend Jamie Blume officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Jonathan Lynch, David Harris, Shawn Frazier, Nathan Richardson, Tristin Wilkerson, and Britton Beck.

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."

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Zaruba

Funeral services for Albert Zaruba of Conroe, Texas will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Church with the Rev. Dan Schiel officiating. 

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service at the reception hall next to the church.  Interment will follow at Conroe Memorial Park under the direction of Conroe Funeral Directors.

Mr. Zaruba was born on October 8, 1929 in Dayton, Texas to Charlie & Rosie Zaruba and died peacefully on Saturday morning, 1-24-2015 at his home in Conroe.

Mr. Zaruba was a lifelong accomplished musician who played music by ear and loved to entertain and teach others.  For many years, he played joyfully at Christ Church in Conroe.  Al was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who loved his family and was a dear friend to so many.

Al married Jerry, the love of his life on March 12, 1954 and they’ve been happily married for over 60 years.

Proceeded in death by his sisters, Ann Ripkowski and Carolyn Cox and his brother, Charlie Zaruba, Jr.  Al is survived by his loving family:  Wife, Jerry Zaruba; son and daughter-in-law, Keith & Trudy Zaruba; daughters and sons-in-law in law, Vicki & Jimmy Burleigh and Twyla & Wayne Gentles; grandchildren, Rusty Burleigh, Rachel Shaw & husband John, Jason Zaruba & wife Nicole, Christine Armstrong & husband Ryan, Cameron Gentles & Jaclyn Johnson, Tyler Gentles & wife Jill and Cooper Gentles; Seven great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Burleigh, Jared Shaw, Brendan Shaw, Adrianna Burleigh, Landon Zaruba, Braden Zaruba and Savannah Zaruba and also numerous other dear relatives and friends.

Pallbearers:  Rusty Burleigh, Cameron Gentles, Tyler Gentles, Cooper Gentles, Jason Zaruba and John Shaw.

Smith

Evelyn Jean Smith, age 82 of Liberty, died January 24, 2015 in Houston, TX. 

Evelyn was born November 12, 1932 in El Campo, TX, daughter of the late Robert Frank Hensley Sr and Amelia Erekson Hensley.  She attended El Campo High School and then married James Smith in 1956 and was married forty-six before his passing in 2003.  Evelyn was a housewife most of her life.  She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, watching TV and reading the newspaper.  Every chance available, she attended her grandchildren’s activities.  She was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She will be missed by all.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and husband, daughter; Terry Watson, brothers; Frank Hensley Jr and Merele Hensley, sisters; Doris St. Clair and Lucille Yackel.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory son; Chipper Smith and wife Toni of Liberty, Darla Diaz and husband Daniel of Liberty, sister-in-law; Dorothy Hensley of El Camp, TX, best friend; Mae Joyce Downs of Liberty, grandchildren; Kristi Sterling, Kevin Smith, Lisa Fregia, Tressa Provost, Joni Muskwinsky and Jennifer Scroggins, great-grandchildren; Madison and Pearson Sterling, Carson and Cameron Smith, Zack and Kenleigh Fregia, Trelisa and Stan Provost IV, Kaylee and Korianne Muskwinsky, Keyli and Luke Scroggins.

Services for Evelyn Joyce Smith will be Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with Lindsey Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Allison Chapel from 5pm to 7pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Falk

Rosa Lee Falk, 89, of Dayton, died Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Silsbee, Texas.   Mrs. Falk was born on September 17, 1925 to John and Ethel Shipman.

She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd (Sonny) Falk, son Clifford Sprayberry, Jr. and grandson Tracy Lee Symmank.

Mrs. Falk is survived by daughter: Annetta Kay Symmank and husband Joe; son: Donald Frank Sprayberry and wife Suzanne; stepdaughter: Sandy Campbell; stepson: Ronnie Falk; grandchildren: Wendy Dupree and husband Bobbie, Heather Pourteau and husband Chris, Theresa Stewart, Angie Falk, Clyde Slate, Gracie, Sophia, Cameron, Victoria, four great grandchildren and numerous relatives and other friends.

A visitation with the family will be on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 5:00PM until 7:00PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:00AM, in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Palms Memorial Park Dayton, Texas.

Honorary pallbearers for Mrs. Falk will be Jimmy Shipman, Fred Barton, Cameron Walker, Troy Barton, Bobby Dupree, Joe Banning, Bryan Douzat, Chris Pourteau, Joe Symmank, Ronnie Falk, Kenny Ethridge, Kenneth Barton, Phil Billedeaux, Johnny Shipman and Sam Parker.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Russell

Lois Inez Russell, 89, of Liberty, Texas was called home on Tuesday, January 21, 2015. 

She was born in Riverside, Texas on February 14, 1925.

Lois was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Russell, Jr., and son Robert E. Russell, III.

She was the best mother she knew how to be with the knowledge and resources that she had.  Lois imparted a wealth of knowledge to her children.  She taught them to live off the land, to grow a garden, make a quilt and how to make homemade butter.  She loved tending her chickens and on Sunday’s, she made the best fried chicken and homemade yeast rolls.  She also instilled honesty and integrity in her children and she was a devoted wife and a great mother and will be missed by many.

She is survived by her sons; Bill Russell and wife Frances, of Dayton, Texas, Edwin Russell and wife Robin Kay, of Valliant, Oklahoma, Bruce Russell, of Highlands, Texas, Anthony Russell and wife Jerri, of Stroud, Oklahoma and Kelley Russell and wife Renee of, Russellville, Arkansas; daughters; Marie Shepard, of Houston, Texas, Betty Cox and husband Lewis, of Alto, Texas, Inez Frye and husband Claude, of Dayton, Texas, Roberta Fregia and husband Tommy, of Hull, Texas, Sue Wille and husband Harold, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Annette Chambers, of Cleveland, Texas and Caroline Russell, of Crosby, Texas; brother; Wilbur Morgan, of Riverside, Texas; sister; Ruby Leviness, of Livingston, Texas; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and other relatives.

A visitation with the family will be from 10:00AM until 11:00AM on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 42493 Hwy 105, in Baston, Texas, where funeral services will be at 11:00AM with Bro. Bill Campbell officiating.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Russell will be buried in Davenport Cemetery in Davenport, Oklahoma. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Brown

Mary Louise Wilkinson Brown, 79, of Dayton died peacefully on Monday, January 19, 2015 at home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Dayton, Texas with Rev. Ken Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery, Dayton. Visitation for Mary will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Mrs. Brown was born December 12, 1935 in Anderson, South Carolina to parents Major Harry John Wilkinson and Jimmie Louise Dodd Wilkinson of Clemson, S.C.. She was a graduate of Clemson High School and attended Clemson State College, Winthrop College and Lee College. Mary was an executive secretary for Eli Lilly & Company, a paralegal, a secretary for Judge Boots Krueger and held a realtors license but spent most of her life helping the family farm operation as secretary.

Mary and her husband Gene began farming in Dayton with Elmer and Maebeth Pruitt in 1963. Soon after they began farming with three of Gene's brothers, farming rice, soybeans, san augustine grass, milo and other crops in the Dayton area as Brown Brothers Farms. The farm also owned and operated 3 grain elevators in Beaumont, Nome and Dayton. Gene and Mary also raised cattle and 5 children.
Mary was an avid fisherman, even fishing in Bass N Gals tournaments in Arkansas, Texas and La. She instilled a love and appreciation for animals and nature in all of her children. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Bass‘n Gals Association, Eastern Star, the Pilot Club, Texas Farm Bureau, and Texas Cattle Raisers Association.

Mary Brown was preceded in death by her parents of Clemson, SC and her brother Harry Wilkinson of Pendleton, SC and her daughter-in-law Brenda Brown. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gene Arnold Brown of Dayton; her children, Donnie Lloyd Brown of Dayton, Wade Brown of Tarkington Prairie, Jerry Brown and wife Lorraine of Dayton, Mary Catherine Wilson and husband Ralph of Dayton, Gena Hanagriff and husband Roger of Huntsville; grandchildren, Brett Brown, Brent Brown, Rhett Wilson, Audrey Brown, Boyd Hanagriff and Samuel Hanagriff; great-grandchildren, Logan, Tyler, and Brynlee; sisters-in-law, Betty Brown of Dayton, Waltraut (Margie) Brown of Austin and Nancy Wilkinson of Pendleton, SC; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Bagwell

Eda “Deede” T. Bagwell age 85 died January 18, 2015 in Beaumont.

Deede was born in Phoenix City, Alabama July 1, 1929 the daughter of the late Elias Richard Robertson and Hattie Leola McCall Robertson. Deede along with her husband R.J. were the owner and operators of Royal Variety in Daisetta. She enjoyed reading, going to the beach, spending time with her grandchildren, and playing cards and dominos.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Royal J. “R.J.” Bagwell, brothers; Charles S. Robertson, Roy W. Robertson, E.R. Robertson Jr. and James Robertson sisters; Lottie Estelle Roberts, Annie Louise Cochran, Myrtle Leola Michel, Elissa Merle Rigdon, and Carrie Kathleen Mahon.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children; Michael Bagwell and wife Sheryl, Richard Timothy Bagwell and wife Pat, Anita Patricia Wadenpfuhl and husband Sonny, and Tammy Kathleen Powell and husband Lesley. In addition she leaves eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held Thursday January 22, 2015 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10AM Friday January 23, 2015 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Guedry Cemetery, Batson, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Broxson

Edna Belle Broxson, 72, of Kenefick, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles.

Born on March 24, 1942 in Merryville, Louisiana to her parents, Wilburn Martin Broxson and Ella Mae (Pollock) Broxson, she lived in Kenefick for the Last 6 years and had previously lived in Orange. Edna was a Homemaker and a member of the Kenefick Baptist Church in Kenefick. Edna was a very kind hearted person who assisted in the raising of many children in addition to her own; she enjoyed shopping, sewing, listening to music and spending time with her family.

Edna is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Aaron Lynn McKnight; her grandsons, Jeremy Vercher and Jason Vercher and the father of her children, Joe Max McKnight. Those who will both cherish her memory are her daughters, Gladys Ross and husband, Clyde Hedrick of San Leon, Texas and Connie Bankston and husband, Woody of Moss Bluff, Louisiana; her son, Joe Allen McKinght of Kenefick; her sister, Helen Collins of Meridian, Mississippi; her brother, Walter “ Lucky “ Broxson and wife, Mitzy of Indiana; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Graveside services to remember and honor Edna’s life will be at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff Day, pastor of the Kenefick Baptist Church. A gathering of Edna’s family and friends will be from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 Wednesday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Interment will follow services and condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com

Sikes

Andrew Levi Sikes lived a full life of honorable service to God, Country, family and friends.

He always encouraged young people to excel by example and admonishment. He was a true of a military hero, leader in his church, community, and home.

Andy Sikes was born to Ola Irene Sikes and John Andrew Jackson Sikes in Keltys, Texas May 25, 1922 and died in Pearland, TX January 17, 2015. He is preceded in death by Ethylene Shivers Sikes and June Maxine Sikes, along with his brother Lawrence Sikes. His is survived by his sister Gail Abner of Aiken, South Carolina, children Andrew Lonnie Sikes, Gwen McDonald, Laura Ann Gibson, and Fred Skinner: plus 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Andy grew up in East Texas, graduating from Jasper High School. He entered Texas A&M College in the Class of 1946. His education was interrupted by service in the WWII Army Air Corps. After nineteen combat missions over the South Pacific and parachuting out of one burning B-24, he finished his military service flying missions in the United States. During his service he received a Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal, Air Medal, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, Philopeans Libertaition Ribbon, and American Theater Ribbon as well as five Battle Ribbons.

In 1949 Andy graduated from Texas A&M College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. This degree led to a career with Gulf Oil Corporation. On his second tour with Gulf Oil, he spent 8 years as chief facility engineer in Nigeria. In between his two terms with Gulf Oil, Andy worked for Boeing Aircraft Corporation in Seattle and New Orleans. During this time he earned an award for meritorious service on the Apollo/Saturn Mission.

At all times in his efforts, Andy was a moving force in the development of churches. He was a founding member of a mission church in Mercer Island, Washington, became a deacon in Slidell, La., served as deacon of First Baptist Church of Lagos, Nigeria. Andy used his business connections to aide in securing building permits for a mission church in there. He was also a deacon of South Main Baptist Church, Houston, TX while attending SMBC’s mission church in Sugar Land, TX. Andy spent over 40 years as a deacon of First Baptist Church, Hull, TX.

Between work and church Andy lived a life of community service, art, fishing, and wood working. He acted as a clown with Lions Club in Seattle and Slidell, La. In Hull, Tx. Andy supplied the nursery with wooden toys made in his home shop.

Andrew Levi Sikes was a true Christian patriot carrying the word of Christ to the World in all of his endeavors. Each of his awards and accomplishments exemplify his strength through Jesus Christ. The world is a better place after the life of Andy Sikes.

A funeral service will be held 11AM Wednesday January 21, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Hull with a visitation to be held one hour prior. A graveside service will be held at 2:30PM Wednesday at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville, TX . Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Andrew’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Hull Early Childhood Education Fund 1 FM 834 Hull, Texas 77564

Etress

Ralph Paul “Bama” Etress, 50, of Dayton, died Friday, January 16, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Bama was born January 20, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, to parents; Ernest E, Sr. and Polly Ann McDaniel Etress, a former resident of LaPorte, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 14 years.  He was a graduate of the Pascagoula High School, a former Westlake and Old River Volunteer Firefighter, former employee of Zachary, and was a pipefitter and crane operator by trade.  He also enjoyed fishing, riding bikes, and kayaking.

Mr. Etress was preceded in death by his daughter:  Ashley Ann Nicole Etress and father:  Ernest E. Etress, Sr.  He is survived by his wife of 26 years:  Mandy Dickey Etress of Dayton, daughters:  Kayla Etress of Dayton and Lisa McKnight of Dayton, mother:  Polly Ann McDaniel Etress of Dayton, sister:  Rene’ Etress Smith of Dayton, brother:  Ernest E. Etress, Jr. and wife Lucila of Carrizo Springs, special niece:  Athea Davis, and numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Williams

Mary “Madea” Dossie Taylor Williams Age 89 died Thursday January 15, 2015 at her home in Ames.

Mary was born in Arnaudville, LA, September 25, 1925 the daughter of the late Frank Offie Taylor and Hazel Gordon Taylor. Mary worked for over twenty seven years for Diamond Shamrock as a reproduction clerk.  She was a member of the Our Mother of Mercy Church in Ames and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and children. 

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her sisters; Lona M. Joubert, Rita V. Alpough, and Rosalie Taylor Jones, and a brother Terry Taylor.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons; James R. Williams Sr. (Shirley), Glenn F. Williams, Reuben C. Williams Sr., daughter Carolyn Williams-Walker (Larry), sister Linda Valyan (Willie), step-daughters; Doris Williams, Margaret Strain (Kenneth). Her beloved grandchildren; Shani Spears (Darren), Reginald Rollins (Christina), Glenn Gerald Williams, David Gee (Tonya), Reuben Williams II, James Williams Jr., and Nicole Williams. Mary also leaves seventeen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. In addition Mary leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held 11AM Saturday January 24, 2015 at Our Mother of Mercy Church, Ames, Texas, with a Rosary service to be held at 10:30AM. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mary’s memory to Our Mother of Mercy Church.

Sartin

Cecil Edward Sartin, 75, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at San Jacinto Methodist hospital in Baytown, Texas. 

He was born July 22, 1939 in Palestine, Arkansas to parents, Jeff Talley and Jennie Soley Sartin.

Service for Mr. Sartin will be held Tuesday January 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Reverend Wes Foster will officiate.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.  Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday January 19, 2015 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Pallbearers will be, Stephen Sartin, Timothy Sartin, Jonathan Sartin, John Martinic and Paul Martinic.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 50 years: Betty Lou Maddox Sartin, brother: Vernon Sartin and sisters: Martha Guenther and Catherine Carter.

Mr. Sartin had been a resident of the Dayton/Kenefick area for more than 40 years years.  Cecil served proudly in the United states Air Force from 1958 – 1969. After his military service Cecil became an agent for American National Life Insurance Company, where he worked until his retirement. Mr. Sartin attended First Assembly of God church in Dayton, Texas. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting or tinkering with old cars.  Cecil enjoyed meeting people and had an easy laugh.  He especially loved the time he spent with his children and grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Cecil is survived by his sons: Anthony Sartin and wife, Sue, David Sartin, Robert Sartin and Tim sartin and wife Stacie; brothers: Harry Sartin, Charles Sartin and Jeff Sartin; sister: Joan Barron; grandchildren: Stephen Sartin, Brittany Kirkpatrick, Timothy Sartin, Jennifer Shuman, Taylor Sartin, Jeana Sartin, Kelsey Sartin, Jonathan Sartin; great grandchildren: Zackary Sartin, Waylon Sartin, Jaxson Sartin and Raelynn Sartin; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Lee

Billie Ruth Smith Lee, 74, died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at home in Hardin, Texas.

She was born December 13, 1940 in Liberty, Texas to parents, Elvin H. “Bo” and Vernice Wells Smith.

Service for Mrs. Lee will be held Tuesday January 20, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Reverend Tony Hines will officiate.  Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie, Texas.  Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday January 19, 2015 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Pallbearers will be; Wayne Holman, Jim Moffett, James Holman, Ralph Clark and Casey Robinson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 53 years; Larry Joe Lee.
Mrs. Lee had been a resident of Hardin for 23 years and previously resided in Baytown. She was a graduate of Tarkington High School class of 1958.  Billie had obtained had attended business school and worked many years as an accountant. She was a member of Hardin Baptist Church.  Billie enjoyed hunting, fishing, travelling and gardening. But what brought her the most joy and contentment was time spent with her family; she especially loved her time spent with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Lee is survived by her daughters: Cindy Barham and fiancé Lee of Baytown and Kristi Jones and husband, David of Dayton; brother: Charles Smith; grandchildren: Kelsey Alayne Jones, Kameron Lee Jones, and Sarah Elizabeth Barham, Joshua Tanton and Madison Tanton; great grandchildren: Sadie Grace Jones and Jace Tanton, special friend: Barbara Nugent; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Richter

Marie Louise Curlee Richter age 94 of Port O’Conner died Saturday January 17, 2015 at Magnolia Healthcare in Liberty.

Marie was born in Houston, Texas July 27, 1920 the daughter of the late Burt Irvin Curlee and Mattie Louise Bolling Curlee. Marie was owner and operator with her husband Lee Richter of Pasadena Outboard for over thirty years. They later went on to open Port O’Conner Marine.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Lee Richter and a grandson Ronnie Lee Richter.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Leah Marie Richter Griffin and husband Ken of Port O’Conner, sons Robert L. Richter and wife Penny of Covington, Alabama, and Mark D. Richter and wife Autumn of Mont Belvieu, sister Dorothy Dean and husband Tommy of Silsbee, and six grandchildren; Michael Richter, Danielle Richter, Kaytlin Engleherdt, Hailey Richter, Tyler Richter, and Ian Richter. In addition she leaves sixteen great-grandchildren.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Services 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Marie’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarrior.com.

Turner

Marguriette “Margo” Turner, 87, of Anahuac, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015.  She was born on December 28, 1927 in Lufkin, Texas to Sam and Mollie Morris.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac.  She retired from Security State Bank both in Anahuac and Liberty after many years of service and enjoyed both her co-workers and her customers.

She and her husband John enjoyed many years of adventures traveling in their motor home.  She was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Margo was preceded in death by her parents, husband John Turner, one brother and three sisters.

She is survived by her daughter Johneta Turner: son Jim Collins: son Mike Turner and wife Bette: grandchildren: Wes Pogue and wife Beth, Amy McCracken and husband John, Kim Miller and husband Dewayne, Krissy Turner, Tex Collins, and ten great grandchildren.

A visitation with the family will be on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 12:00PM until 2:00PM in the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, where funeral services will follow at 2:00PM with Rev. Wes Pogue and Rev. Kelly S. Krone officiating.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Lloyd

Annie Bea "Boots" Lloyd, 84,of Moss Hill, and Marysee community died on Wednesday January 14, 2015 at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Marysee, with Reverend Carlton Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Friday January 16, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Mount Calvary Church.

A native of Batson, she had lived in Moss Hill, for 48 years and was a Cook, for Hull Daisetta Independent School District for 10 years. She was also a member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Marysee.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jim Strahan, Jack Strahan, and Billy Strahan and sisters, Dorothy Hart and Yvonne Largent.

Survivors are husband, Dorman Ray " Buddy" Lloyd of Moss Hill, son, Gary LeNormand Sr. and wife Esther of Moss Hill. Sister, Alice Fay Jacobs of Batson. Grandchildren are, Yvette Staton of Northville, Michigan, Gary LeNormand Jr. of Richmond, TX, Garrett Wayne LeNormand of Hull, Angela Cook of Baytown, and Steven Sellers of Moss Hill, and 13, great grand children. Serving as pallbearers are, Curtis Ray Johnson, Al Johnson, Terry Jacobs, Gary LeNormand Jr. Garrett LeNormand, and Gary LeNormand Sr. Honorary pallbearer is Steven Sellers.

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

"Earning your trust one family at a time."

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

Modzelewski

Rhonda Yvonne Modzelewski, 54, of Pine Ridge Community, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas.

She was born June 21, 1960 in Kountze, Texas to Lee Roy and Hazel Marie Tatom (Foster). She was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church. She worked at Dairy Queen for many years, and J&R Meat Market where she touched so many lives. She was a loyal and caring person to her family and her many friends. We will treasure every memory and moment she gave us in her lifetime. We will keep her in our hearts forever.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Roy and Hazel Tatom; her daughter, Misty Dawn Modzelewski. Survivors include her children, Alecia Colwick of Pine Ridge, Caleb Modzelewski and wife, Ashley of Lake Charles. Her cherished and beloved four grandchildren; her brothers, Jerry Tatom and wife Cyndi,and Roy Tatom all of Sour Lake. Sisters, Linda Beggs and husband Bill, and Laura Pirtle all of Pine Ridge, and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday January, 17, 2015 at 3:00P.M. at The Pine Ridge Baptist Church with Reverend Drifty Cates officiating. A time of gathering of family and friends will be held also on Saturday January 17, 2015 from 1:00P.M. until time of service at the church

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."

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

Maddy

Corwin D. Maddy, 79, of Houston died Monday, December 22, 2014.

He was born May 23, 1935 in Raymondville, Texas to parents Sylvester “Harvey” Maddy and Ruby Magdeline Reed Maddy. He was a graduate of Raymondville High School in 1953 and had been in sales for Eastman-Kodak before retiring. Mr. Maddy previously lived in Dayton. He enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Corwin was preceded in death by his parents and the mother of his children, Rita Faye Collins Maddy.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years: Maria Maddy of Houston; son: Scott Maddy of Dayton; Robyn Bell and husband Daryl of Liberty and Holly Maddy of Wellsville, OH; grandchildren: Matt Maddy and wife Shelly, Brian Maddy, John Maddy and wife Donna, Mark Maddy, Hannah Bell, and Presley Bell; seven great-grandchildren; brother: Ray Maddy and wife Barbara of Desoto; also numerous other family members and friends.

Private memorial services were held and graveside services are pending. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

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West
November 27, 1976 - January 2, 2015

Teresa West was a resident of Moss Hill Texas. She was born on November 27, 1976 in Liberty, Texas. She departed this life on January 2, 2015.

Leaving behind to cherish her precious memories are, her mother and stepdad; Clara and Ray Williams. Her beloved sons;  Kris West and Alex Kossak.  Three brothers;  Wayne West, James Weston and Anthony Williams. Two sisters;  Shree West and Crystal Smith, and a host of family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at her parents residence on Saturday January 17, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.    For further information contact Ray Williams at 281-223-0381.

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

 

Nichols

Henry Lee Nichols, 73, of Houston, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 in a local hospital.

Henry was born on January 31, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee to Henry and Hortense Nichols.

He served in the United States Army until he received his Honorable discharge in 1964, then Henry and Beverly built Uvalde Superette in the same year and Owned and operated it until the sale in 2001.

Henry is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Beverly Jean Nichols; sons Brandon Nichols and fiancé Ashley McPherran and Arron Nichols.

A visitation with the family will be on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 6:00Pm until 8:00Pm at the Fellowship of The Nations Church, 13305 Woodforest Blvd., in Houston.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Services will be on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary of the Fellowship of The Nations Church, with Pastor Johnny Brady officiating.

Interment will follow in Forest Park East Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Whitton

Clifton Clarence Whitton, 79, of Cleveland, died Friday, January 9, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Montague Cemetery in Cleveland.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Clifton was born August 7, 1935 in Coldspring, to parents; Clifton and Ida Bell Whitton, and has been a lifelong resident of Cleveland.  He was a retired superintendent for the City of Cleveland Water Department after 40 years of service, member and deacon of Bear Creek Baptist Church, and member of the Green Forest Water Association for over 20 years.  His involvement with the City of Cleveland over the years included; lifeguard for the city pool in 1958, garbage truck employee, Cleveland volunteer firefighter, and numerous employees of the month awards.  He also enjoyed his tractor, working cattle, and especially his family and friends.

Mr. Whitton was preceded in death by his parents, brothers:  Johnny and Rosemond Whitton, sisters:  Betty Bass, Agnes Lake, and Bell Hubier, and grandsons:  Jason and Eric Whitton.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years:  Mary Ellen Presnull Whitton of Cleveland, sons:  Clifton Ray Whitton of Cleveland and Robert Clarence Whitton and wife Barbara of Cleveland, daughters:  Karen Kirkland and husband Owen of Cleveland and Debbie White and husband Denny Ray of Cleveland, grandchildren:  Jacob Kirkland, Cody Zeagler, Kristy Currie, Justin White, Daniel Whitton, CJ Whitton, Shona Turner, Joe Amburn, and Jake Amburn, 21 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Walker-Davis

Ruth Louise Walker-Davis was born in Houston, Texas on June 21, 1939 to Desmoines Green and Mildred Marion Ware Walker.

Ruth was united with Christ at an early age at Northside Antioch Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. She united with Olive Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Hardin, Texas and was a member until her death. Ruth held many positions at Olive Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, including youth director (over 30 years), usher, Mission president, Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School director and teacher, program committee chairman, benevolent committee member, new membership committee member, and food committee.

Ruth was an active participant in the Trinity Valley Baptist District Association for many years. She taught in the Congress of Christian Education for many years and even served as secretary to the Dean, serving under several Deans. She worked tirelessly in the Annual Session in the Women’s Auxillary and was usually involved in the Queen’s Pageant, taking several young ladies from Olive Bethel Missionary Baptist Church to compete.

Ruth completed LVN training and was employed as a nurse at Yettie Kersting Memorial Hospital and Autumn Hill Convalescent Home. After graduating from Lamar University, Ruth was an educator for Liberty County Co-Operative for Special Education, Beaumont ISD, Dayton ISD, and Liberty ISD.

Ruth was preceded in death by her father and mother; sons, Gary Bernard Davis and James Leslie Davis, Jr.; and brother, Thurman Moody.

Ruth leaves behind to cherish her memories: husband, James Leslie Davis; daughters, Jacqueline Davis, Venus Booker (Earnest), Donneshea Cook (Earl), Bonita Davis (Richard), and Morika Davis; brothers, Lawrence Walker, Roy Walker (Ruby), Alfonso Moody, Jr. (Alphoree), Charles Moody (Debbie); grandchildren, Rasheeda Davis, Erica Guerrero (Anthony), Leslie Davis, Fallon Kitchen (Jeremy), Terence Booker, Patrick Cook, Hunter Davis, Chance Ardoin, Devin Cook, and Savannah Ardoin; great-grandchildren, Anthony Guerrero, Jr., Nicholas Guerrero, Maya Porter, Kayleigh Fregia, Kierra Davis, Tillman Hawkins, Raniyah Hawkins, Tristen Davis, and Nasir Kitchen.

Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at Olive Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 5830 FM 1011 (Hardin, TX) Liberty, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be, Jan. 15, 2015, 1:15PM Gate Time in Houston National Cemetery, Houston, TX.

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

McGregor

Kynlee Deann McGregor, 16 months, died Wednesday, January 7, 2014 in Liberty, Texas.  She was born September 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

She was the love of her mother Latosha McDaniel and father Jehremy McGregor as well others that came into her life.  She will greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her uncle David (Aby) McDaniel, great grandmother Barbara Lee Thomas and great uncle Darrell Tanton.

Kynlee is survived by her mother Latosha McDaniel; father Jehremy McGregor; brother Damion McGregor; grandparents David & Karen McDaniel and Clister (Chet) & Samantha McGregor.  She is also survived by her loving aunts, uncles, cousins and other loving relatives.

A visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 6:00PM until 8:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 n. Main St., Dayton, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services for Kynlee will be on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00AM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, with Rev. Darrell McAdams officiating.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery in Anahuac, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

 

Jones-Enloe

Barbara J. McElyea Jones-Enloe, 67, of Cleveland, died Friday, January 9, 2015, at the Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery in Cleveland.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Barbara was born February 6, 1947 in Scott, Arkansas, to parents; Elmer F. and Pansy Landtrip McElyea, and has been a lifelong resident of Cleveland.  She received an Associate degree in nursing from Kingwood Community College, was a retired LVN, and attended the San Jacinto County Cowboy Church.  She also enjoyed painting, crocheting, quilting, gardening, reading, and animals.

Mrs. Enloe was preceded in death by her parents, father of her children:  Benja D. Jones, husband:  Morris Enloe, and brother:  Barrett McElyea.    She is survived by her daughters:  Hope Lamb of Cleveland and Dawn White and husband Mark of Cleveland, brothers:  David McElyea of Arkansas and Joe McElyea of Arkansas, sister:  Hazel Martin of Arkansas, grandchildren:  Tara Clough, Cody Stoneberger, Chance Walters, Jason White, Chad White, and Kasi Lamb, great-grandchildren:  Ashlynn Kowis, Addison Kowis, Kolton Clough, and Chayse R. Walters on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 

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

Eason

Cora " Mickey" Eason 93 of Hull, died Friday January 9, 2015 at Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center of Baytown, Texas.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday January 11, 2015 at 2:30 P.M.at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Leta Storey and Danny Biddy officiating. Interment will take place at Guedry cemetery of Batson at a later time. The family will be receiving friends also on Sunday January 11, 2015 from 1:30 P.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

Mickey was born in Beaumont, TX on October 30, 1921 to parents, Louis Lafayette Revia and Amy Bell Geldard. She had lived in Hull, most of her life and was an homemaker and a member of Community church of Hull.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Elbert O. Eason, eight brothers, Ernest Revia, Jessie Revia, August Revia, Clarence Revia, Bill Revia, Frank Revia and Harold Revia.

Survivors include daughter, Rene Skinner and husband Fred of Baytown, two grandchildren, Caleb Skinner of Cypress, TX Sally Mogonye and husband Stephen of Baytown. Three great grandchildren, Taylor June Webb, Hayden Mogonye, and Jaxon Mogonye, of Mont Belvieu, and one brother, G.A. ( Buck ) Revia and wife Margie of Vidor, and sister, Norma LeBlanc also of Vidor. Mickey loved to crochet, cook and listen to her radio. She loved people, her kids, and her animals. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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."

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

McCann

Mary Esther Lang McCann, 87, of Liberty, Texas died on Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Hull.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday January 12, 2015 at 10:00A.M. at Hardin United Methodist Church with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 5:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. at Hardin United Methodist Church.

Mary was born in Enid, OK on January 6, 1928 to parents John Peter Lang and Esther Williams Lang. She grew up in Bellaire, TX where she married her husband Thomas Harold McCann. Mary had lived in the Liberty and Daisetta area for most of her life, and was retired from McCann's Furniture store of Daisetta, where she and her husband owned and operated. Mary was a vivacious woman who had a people winning smile. She was very generous, and gracious with lots of kindness, but could be a feisty gal at times.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, brother Johnny Lang, and sister Virginia Young.

She is survived by her husband Thomas Harold McCann of Liberty, daughters; Mary Esther McCann Jr. of Lake Kiowa, TX, and Marcie Alford and husband Rudy of Hull. Brother; David Lang of Vashon, WA. Granddaughter; Angie Alford of Houston. Grandson is Aaron Alford and wife Lauri of Auburn, AL. Great grandsons are Owen Thomas Alford and Everett Charles Alford both of Auburn, AL. Serving as pallbearers are Reverend Rhett Ansley, Jeff Green, Rudy Alford, Aaron Alford, Howard Brister, and Mike Key. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions made to: Anayat House - Medical Hospitality House 1025 N. 14th. Street Beaumont, TX, 77702 or Church In Action Women's Group at Hardin United Methodist Church in care of Nona Harbour 18 CR. 2090 Liberty, TX, 77575.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 195E. Batson, Texas 77519. Earning your trust one family at a time

www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Parker

Goldie Parker, 89, of Kenefick, died Tuesday, January 7, 2015. 

She was born in Port Arthur, Texas on October 19, 1925 to B.C. and Della Kornegay.  She moved to Spindletop, Texas and then to Beaumont.  After leaving Beaumont, Goldie moved to South Liberty Oilfield and married Preston Parker in 1942.  After their marriage they moved to Dayton, Texas and moved to Kenefick where she resided for over 60 years.

She was a member Simmons Bottom Assembly of God Church for 50 years and served as the church secretary.  She was preceded in death by her husband Preston Parker, parents B.C. and Della Kornegay, sisters Elsie Ivester and Christine Butler. 

Goldie is survived by her sisters Marjorie Lumpkins and Doris Lumpkins; brother Brent Kornegay and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 9:00am until 11:00am in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Graveside services and interment will follow in French Cemetery, with Rev. Kristal Allredge and Rev. Lyndol Kinser officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Fregia

Vera Fregia 96, of Houston, formerly of Daisetta, TX, died Thursday January 8, 2015 at Park Manor Southbelt Nursing Center of Houston, TX.

A graveside service will be held on Monday January 12, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Guedry Cemetery in Batson with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating.

Vera was born in Webster, Texas September 19, 1918 to Clement A. Blessington and Florence Smith. She had lived in Houston, and was a supervisor for G.T.E. Telephone Company.

Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Delma "Mule" Fregia, son, Larry Fregia, sisters, Jolly Manis, and Jeweline Fling and one brother, Clem Blessington.

Vera is survived by her son, Maury Fregia and wife Eleanor of Houston, sister-in-law, Emmie Blessington of Houston, one grandson, Kenneth Fregia and wife Stephanie of Houston, and two great grandsons, Caden Fregia of Natalia, TX and Layton Thacker Fregia of Houston. Serving as pallbearers are Ross Fling, Stanton Fling, Ed Gold, Kenneth Fregia, Kevin Blessington, Wayne Fregia, and Charles Watson. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to: The Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 or The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( ASPCA) 424 E.92nd Street New York, NY 10128-6804.

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."

To view online obituary and leave a condolence visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Knight

Mary Lea Moore Knight, 90, of Dayton died peacefully Wednesday, January 7, 2015 in Houston where she had lived for the past few years.

She was born March 27, 1924 in McAlester, Oklahoma to parents Wiley Letcher Moore and Annie Lea Rose Moore. Mrs. Knight was a lifelong resident of Dayton where she graduated from Dayton High School in 1941.

She continued her education at Texas Woman’s University. She married Joe Audway Knight, Sr. in 1950 and together they raised their family in Dayton. Mary Lea was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, Stitch and Chatter Club and the Lakata Club. She lived her life taking care of her family and passing on important life lessons which included that good things in life come as a result of a loving family and a wonderful group of friends whom she also considered her family.

Memorial service for Mrs. Knight will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton. Private burial will be at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Mary Lea was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 58 years, Joe A. Knight, Sr. and her brother, Jesse L. Moore. She leaves behind both of her sons, Joe A. Knight, Jr. with Patricia Jones of Houston, and Jay Knight and wife Jan of Dayton; her two grandchildren, Jesse Knight of Onalaska, Jenna Knight Woolsey and husband Chase of Mont Belvieu; her great grandson, Tyler H. Gilley and her sister, Coleen Moore Reid of California; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Memorials can be made in Mary Lea’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

Hollingsworth

William Leon Hollingsworth 74, of Liberty, died Wednesday January 7, 2015 at Magnolia Place Health Care of Liberty.

There will be a graveside service held on Friday January 9, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at Oakdale cemetery in Daisetta, with his brother Ron Hollingsworth officiating. William was born to Robert Ellis Hollingsworth and Ruth Barrow Hollingsworth on August 23, 1940 in Liberty, TX.

William was a U.S. Army vietnam veteran where he had served in Hepburg, Germany, as a Missile Launch Crewman and Chief. He was also a Beverage Route Salesman for Dr. Pepper Bottling Company of the Liberty, and Houston areas.

He was preceded in death by brothers; Robert Ellis Hollingsworth JR, Harvey Ray Hollingsworth, and Albert Jackson " Jack" Hollingsworth. William is survived by sisters; Anna Ruth Locke of Daisetta, TX, and Elsie A. Whitmire of Liberty, TX, and brother; Ron D. Hollingsworth of Houston, TX. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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.

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

Thompkins

Allen Ray Thompkins, 39, of Raywood, Texas died Monday, December 29, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Visitation is Friday, January 09,2015 at Wells Funeral Service Chapel, 300 Alabama Street in Liberty, Texas from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. He will lie in state, Saturday, January, 10, 2014, from 09:00 - 11:00 am at Turkey Creek MBC in Liberty, Texas, with services to follow at 11:00 am with Pastor A. K. Thomas officiating.

Interment will be in Acie Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.

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

Memories and online condolences maybe shared at www.wellsfuneralservices.com

Henson

Margaret Grace Harris Henson, 76, of Dayton, died Monday, January 5, 2015, at the Heritage Villa Nursing Home in Dayton.

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

Margaret was born February 5, 1938 in North Zulch, to parents; Willis “Edgar” and Mattie F. Folsom Harris, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton for the past five years.  She was a homemaker and Baptist by faith.  She also enjoyed puzzle books, soap operas, and watching wrestling.

Mrs. Henson was preceded in death by her parents, grandson:  Joshua Nichols, and sister:  Annie Williamson.  She is survived by her daughters:  Barbara Jean Nichols and husband Kevin of Crosby and Rebecca Ann Graves of Baytown, son:  Michael Wayne Henson and wife Shelly of Baytown, brothers:  Herman Harris of North Zulch and James Harris of North Zulch, grandchildren:  Billy Denison, Brandon Nichols, Kyle Henson, Dalton Henson, Bryan Goode, and Shawn Henson, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Thornton

Hubert Thornton, 69, of Dayton, went home to be with our father in Heaven, on Saturday, January 3, 2015. 

Hubert was a good loving family man and he will be greatly missed.  His great passion in life was hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents Pascal and Delia Thornton, sisters Thelma Hintz and Ruby Jewel Trees and brother J.L. Thornton.

He is survived by his loving wife Ida Thornton; son Reginald Lee Thornton and three step children Patricia Flint, Hussein Rizqi and Adam Rizqi; brother Doug Thornton; sister Bonnie Boutin; eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Graveside services and interment will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at French Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

DeRise

William Joseph DeRise, Jr., 77, died Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Joe was born July 28, 1937 in Beaumont, Texas to William Joseph DeRise, Sr. and Annie Mae DeRise.  He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1954 and worked as a Tugboat Captain until his retirement in 2000.  Joe was a fixture in the Oak Island community for more than 40 years. 

Joe is survived by his sister Betty Baggett and husband A.T., of Beaumont, his Children, Charles Miller, of Henderson, Donnie DeRise and wife Bonnie, of Baytown, Billy DeRise and wife Tammy, of Anahuac, Terry DeRise and wife Kristy, of Nacogdoches, and Sue Reichert and husband Alex, of Okeechobee, Florida; including seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Oak Island Community Christian Fellowship on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 2:00P.M.  All friends are welcome. Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Hughes

Dorothy Elizabeth Brecheen Hughes, 65, of Liberty, died Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Dorothy was born February 18, 1949 in Baytown, to parents; Neville and Donie Burk Brecheen, a former resident of Houston and Dayton, she currently resided in Liberty.  She was a graduate of Northshore High school, a homemaker, and was of the Assembly of God faith.  She also enjoyed crafts, making jewelry, reading, and singing.

Mrs. Hughes is survived by her husband of 44 years:  Richard Hughes of Liberty, her children:  Darryl Hughes of Dayton, Rachel Stiers and husband Bill of Liberty, and Mark Hughes and wife Jennifer of Dallas, parents:  Neville and Donie Burk Brecheen of Livingston, two sisters, one brother, grandchildren:  Tori, Cody, Tucker, Luke, Hunter, and Oliver, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Cox

Wanda Kachel Cox was born February 10, 1937 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Guy Albert and Corine Eunice Palmer Kachel. 

She died on Friday, January 2, 2015 at her home in Anahuac, Texas.  Wanda married Irvin Cox on January 19, 1985.  They had a wonderful life together.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; two sons Richard Neil Bean and James Paul Bean; and two brothers Pete Kachel and Clifford Kachel. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years Irvin Cox, children Patty Clark and husband Daniel of Anahuac, Steve Cox and wife Ladona of Beaumont and Melissa and husband Lee Poskey of Katy; siblings Laverne Bondor, Cecil Kachel and wife Beth and Jerry Kachel and wife Heather.  She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Wanda enjoyed fishing, quilting, reading, gardening, and ceramics.  There wasn’t anything she could not do when she put her mind to it.  Wanda was a great mother, wife, and friend.  She will be greatly missed. Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 10, 2014 at 10:00AM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 South Main, in Anahuac.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Pallbearers for Wanda will be Dennis Dugat, Don R. Langford, Donnie Standley, Butch Bean, C. R. “Popeye” Oldham and Robert Barrow.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Mares

Sandra Dee Cates Mares had just made her fifty-fifth birthday when she left this earth.

She was found on December 14, 2014 at her new home in Hull, Texas. Sandra was born on October 28, 1959 in Houston, Texas to parents Mollie and William Cates and raised by Mollie and Dell Thomas. Sandra was a “Wild Child” who lived a crazy life full of ups and downs. Though at times she could make you want to pull out your hair… She had a very soft heart that flowed with love and forgiveness. She had a beautiful smile that could light up any room and a laugh so genuine that you could feel it in your heart. She was a master sandwich maker that would jump at the chance to make one of her masterpieces for either of her children. She was always a mama’s girl that rarely strayed far from home. She loved being a “Yia Yia” to her grandbabies and would light up whenever they entered the room. Sandra had recently rededicated her life to Jesus Christ and was looking forward to the newness that comes along with it. Well, her home is in Heaven now and in Heaven there will be no more downs! Only Joy unspeakable and full of Glory! Oh, What a day… Oh, what a newness!

Sandra was preceded in death by her step-father Dell Thomas.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son Brandon Rowell, her daughter Jennifer Villagrana and husband Adrian, mother Mollie Thomas, her father, William Austin Cates and his wife Barbara, brother Bill “Buddy” Cates and wife Linda, sister Deborah Clark and husband Keith, as well as her four grandchildren, Donavin, Mollie, Aiden, and Olivia. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 11AM Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Cornerstone Church in Liberty. Services are entrusted to Associate Pastor Del Mar Lee Coward.

McAdams

Paul McAdams 71, of Saratoga, Texas, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont.

Paul was born and raised in Saratoga, with his ten brothers and sisters. He was a great athlete for the Saratoga, Gators. Paul was a track star as well as a football star. Coach couldn't wait to have Norman and Paul in the same backfield, and just knew they would be champions. Paul and Norman chose to defend their country instead and headed to the military. Paul fell in love and married his high school sweetheart Florence Brown McAdams. Together they had three wonderful boys, Gene, James, and Dave. They Journeyed the world together living in Puerto Rico, Germany, Wyoming, and San Antonio, and eventually coming back home to Saratoga. The family lost Florence in 1980 to a sudden tragic accident. Paul then met Margaret a few years later and married, and settled at the old McAdams homestead where McAdams family was raised and to this day they reside. Paul loved the Lord, his family, community and his animals. He was famous for his beautiful garden, especially his tomatoes. Between Paul and his sister Kathy they made the best picante sauce in the state. Paul had lived in Saratoga, and was a retired truck driver with Yarbrough Materials of Sour Lake. He was a 14 year U.S. Air Force veteran who proudly served his country.

Paul was preceded in death by his first wife; Florence Brown McAdams, parents; George Walter McAdams and Quida McCarty, son; Gene Paul McAdams, brother; JohnMcAdams and sister; Rosemary Storey.

Paul was survived by his wife; Margaret Jenkins McAdams of Saratoga, sons; James McAdams and partner Tony Poto of Houston, David McAdams and wife Jodie of Mont Belvieu. Stepdaughter; Donna Cheshire of Saratoga, brothers; Norman McAdams of Hardin, and James Roy McAdams of Beaumont. Sisters; Marguerite Storey of Saratoga, Kathy Scott of Saratoga, Jenny Fontenot of Batson, Elaine Lowe of Saratoga, Ruth Scott of Sour Lake, and Sue Yarbrough of Dayton. Grandsons; Skylor Paul McAdams, Conner Lee Weidman and granddaughter Madison Mar'ee.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday January 4, 2015 at 3:00P.M. at West End Baptist Church of Saratoga with Reverend Bill Fabriguze officiating. Interment will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday January 3, 2015 from 5:00P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel. Serving as pallbearers are Timmy Storey, Stormy Wilson, Matthew Wilson, Walter Lowe, Ben Storey, Billy Scott, Chance Free, and Lucas Lowe.

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

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

Hebert

Constance Catherine Hebert, age 76 of Liberty, died December 31, 2014 in Houston, TX with her loving family by her side. 

Connie was born in Houston on July 14, 1938, daughter of the late Louis and Anita Roper Fernandez.  She graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in Houston.  Connie married the love of her life, John Hebert, on June 29, 1957.  They met in Love Park in Houston, TX.  John fell in love with her beautiful eyes.  They were high school sweethearts and never left each other’s side.  John and Connie lived in Houston, Alaska, Beaumont, Lufkin and then settled in Liberty in 1972.  They then joined the Immaculate Conception Church in Liberty and have been faithful parishioners since.  Connie was a member of the Roman Catholics, Altar Society and the Third Age Group.  She was also a communion minister in the church.  Connie loved playing solitaire, video poker and slots.  She also loved the beach.  She and John have enjoyed going to the beach for over fifty years.  She adored her seven grandchildren and was a faithful attender of baseball, football games and dance recitals and whatever they were involved in.  Connie enjoyed listening to family and friends and looked forward to talking on the telephone to them.  She also had a close relationship with her three sisters and enjoyed getting together with them.  She was a devoted mother, sister, wife, grandmother and friend.  She was loved by so many and loved so many.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother; L.J. Fernandez.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of fifty-seven years; John Hebert Sr of Liberty, daughter; Donna Ramirez and husband Danny of Devers, sons; John Hebert Jr and wife Amy of Liberty, Stephen Hebert and wife Julie of Liberty, sisters; Rita Waters of Buda, TX, Jean Bondeson and husband Norman of New Braunfels, TX, Barbara Schroeder of Spring, TX, special family friend; Hiromi Muria and husband Toshi of Tokyo, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Connie’s memory to the charity of your choice.

Services for Connie Hebert will be Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm at the church with the rosary to begin at 7pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Ramirez

Severiano Ramirez, 73, of Dayton, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Severiano was born February 21, 1941 in Edna, to parents; Francisco and Julianna Hernandez Ramirez, a former resident of Bay City, and has resided in Dayton for the past 36 years.  He was retired truck driver and enjoyed fishing, playing pool, and especially spending time with his family.

Mr. Ramirez was preceded in death by his parents and son:  J.F. “JR” Ramirez.  He is survived by his wife of 34 years:  Juanita Sanchez Ramirez of Dayton, daughters:  Rhesa Perez of Bay City, Barbara Ramirez of Austin, Malinda Ramirez of Bay City, and Linda Ramirez of Bay City, sons:  Severiano Ramirez, Jr. of Dallas, Bobby Ramirez of Bay City, and Daniel S. Ramirez of Atascocita, brothers:  Frank Ramirez of Arkansas and Manuel Ramirez of Garland, sisters:  Mary Zamora of Bay City, Mamie Tijerina of Bay City, and Isabelle Bermea of Bay City, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Grubbs

Jimmy B. “J.B.” Grubbs, 78, of Huffman, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the Huffman Church with burial following at Huffman Cemetery in Huffman.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jimmy was born March 1, 1936 in Wells, to parents; Jessie J. “J.J.” and Jeannette Holloway Grubbs, and has been a lifelong resident of Huffman.  He was a graduate of the Wells High School class of 1954, a veteran of the US Army, a retired carpenter, and former employee of Huffman I.S.D.  He also enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, and gardening.

Mr. Grubbs was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Mildred “Faye” Kirksey Grubbs, and brother:  Curtis Grubbs.  He is survived by his daughter:  Venita Smith and husband Don of Huffman, son:  Richard “Bo” Jenkins and wife Lisa of Shepherd, sisters:  Lynn Davidson of Coldspring and Linda Turner of New Caney, grandchildren:  Guy Smith, Curtis Jenkins, Tyson Smith, and Cody Jenkins, great-grandchildren:  B.J. Smith, Bethany Smith, Ty Smith, Dixon Smith, Bella Smith, Victoria Cooper, Madalynn Jenkins, Emily Jenkins, with one on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Beverly

Victor Darye (Daryl) Beverly, 56, of Houston, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 3, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Victor was born December 12, 1958 in Houston, to parents; William J. and Betty Ann Green Beverly, and a lifelong resident of Houston. He was a graduate of Furr High School class of 1976, a Longshoreman by trade, and member of the International Longshoreman's Local #28 Union. He also enjoyed online shopping, football, and barbecuing. He will be remembered as generous, helpful, and caring for his family’s needs.

Mr. Beverly was preceded in death by his father: William John Beverly, grandparents: Wilford and Theresa Green, and aunts: Jane Simien and Joyce Windon. He is survived by his wife of 19 years: Sharon E. Gordon-Beverly, daughter: Essence Roshonda Beverly, son: Kendrian Victor Beverly, mother: Betty Ann Beverly, sisters: Jan Marie Fontenot and Jayne Ann Butler and husband Curtis, brother: John Terry Beverly and wife Kathy, uncle: Ervin; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, in-laws, and friends.

Victor will be missed by all who knew him.

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Briggs

Edna Briggs 85, of Sour Lake, Texas died on Monday December 29, 2014 in Sour Lake, surrounded by her family and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday January 3, 2015 at 11:00A.M. at Guedry cemetery in Batson. The family will be recieving on Friday January 2, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 9: 00 P.M. at the Chapel of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, TX. Edna was born May 31, 1929 in Saratoga, TX, to Ebbie Cotten and Glommy Mae Moore.

She had lived in Sour Lake, most of her life and was an homemaker.

Edna was preceded in death by parents, her husband Robert Kenneth Briggs, daughter; Cecelia Linscomb. Brothers; Brack Cotten, Lester Cotten, and Archie Cotten. Sisters; Nelda Hayes and Barbara Ryan. Survivors are sons; John Linscomb and wife Rose of Sour Lake, Rusty Linscomb and wife Mara of Warren. Daughters; Joyce Abernathy and husband Frank of Vidor, Mischell Erickson and husband Scott of McKinney, TX. Brothers; Joe Cotten and wife Annette of Saratoga, and J.C. Cotten of Saratoga. Grandchildren; twelve, great- grandchildren; sixteen,, and one great-great-grandchild. Serving as pallbearers are John Linscomb, Keith Linscomb, Rusty Linscomb, Byron Linscomb, Nick Copeland, Charles Lee, and William Holmes.

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.

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

Mares

Sandra Dee Cates Mares had just made her fifty-fifth birthday when she left this earth. She was found on December 14, 2014 at her new home in Hull, Texas. 

Sandra was born on October 28, 1959 in Houston, Texas to parents Mollie and William Cates and raised by Mollie and Dell Thomas. Sandra was a “Wild Child” who lived a crazy life full of ups and downs. Though at times she could make you want to pull out your hair… She had a very soft heart that flowed with love and forgiveness. She had a beautiful smile that could light up any room and a laugh so genuine that you could feel it in your heart. She was a master sandwich maker that would jump at the chance to make one of her masterpieces for either of her children. She was always a momma’s girl that rarely strayed far from home. She loved being a “Yia Yia” to her grandbabies and would light up whenever they entered the room. Sandra had recently rededicated her life to Jesus Christ and was looking forward to the newness that comes along with it. Well, her home is in Heaven now and in Heaven there will be no more downs! Only Joy unspeakable and full of Glory! Oh, What a day… Oh, what a newness!

Sandra was preceded in death by her step-father Dell Thomas.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Jennifer Villagrana and husband Adrian, son Brandon Powell, mother Mollie Thomas, brother Bill “Buddy” Cates and wife Linda, sister Deborah Clark and husband Keith, as well as her four grandchildren, Donavin, Mollie, Aiden, and Olivia. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 11AM Saturday, January 10, 2014 at Cornerstone Church in Liberty. Services are entrusted to Associate Pastor Del Mar Lee Coward.

Lawrence

Calvin Herbert Lawrence 78, of Saratoga, died Thursday December 18, 2014 at his residence.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday December 23, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at Faith and Family Funeral Services, with Reverend Don Hinklin officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarcrest cemetery in Baytown. The family will be receiving friends on Monday December 22, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00P.M. also at Faith and Family.

Calvin was a residence of Batson for sixteen years, and was a supervisor for Bayer Chemical of Baytown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard F. Lawrence and Gladys Fisher, wife, Ada Mae Lawrence, brother, Vernon Lawrence, granddaughter Karen Seals and a grandson Justin Brown. Survivors are son, Curtis Lawrence and wife Christal of Saratoga, TX, daughters, Pat Seals of Saratoga, Lori Lawrence of Highlands, TX and Christine Jones of Baytown., brother, N.C. Lawrence of Saratoga., niece, Gail and husband David Pickering of Illinois., grandchildren, Justin Seals of Saratoga, Aubrey Papin of Saratoga, Breanna Papin of Saratoga and Luke Jones of Baytown. Serving as pallbearers are Johnny Dutton, Lonnie B. Fisher, Noel Brown, Barry Bay, Harvey Williamson, Garland Taylor and Chris Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Mefford, Rusty Hendrix and Anthony Fregia.

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

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

Howell

Ida Mae Howell 84, of Liberty, died on Tuesday December 19, 2014 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Born in Buffalo, Missouri, she had lived in Liberty, and was an homemaker. She was born September 25, 1930 in Buffalo, Missouri, to parents, Lane Beckham and Carrie Opal Warren. She was preceded by her husband; Charles Amos Howell, sons; Larry Ray Howell, and Danny Howell. Grandson; William Thomas Downs II. Brothers; Gene Beckham, Howard Beckham, Ray Beckham. Half- brothers; " Big" Carl Beckham, Joe Beckham. Sister; Maxine Sliter and aunt Bessie Rutherford. She is survived by her sons; Michael Howell of Moss Bluff, Robert Howell of Pasadena. Daughter; Debbie S. Shane and husband Jerry of Liberty, brothers; Gary Beckham of Poplar Bluff, MO, Carl James Beckham of Alabama. Sisters; Helen Batson of O'Fallon, MO, Betty Davison of Leesburg, MO, and Mildred Price of LaPorte, TX, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A service of remembrance and a gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date at Fitch - Hills Funeral Home 366 College Street, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901. 573-785-9666. Interment will follow at City cemetery also in Poplar Bluff, MO.

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

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

Moorhead

Georgia Mae Moorhead age 85 formally of Conroe died Sunday December 28, 2014 at Magnolia Health Care in Liberty, Texas.

Georgia was born in Liberty, Texas October 23, 1929 daughter of the late Clarence Davis and Ethel Land Davis. Georgia enjoyed singing gospel music with her friends. Georgia and her late husband Zee owned and operated Moorhead Varity Store in Livingston and Groves. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her husband Zee Moorhead, brother Everett Davis and a sister Mildred Marie Foster.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her brother Clyde D. Davis and wife Minnie of Liberty and a host of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 10AM Wednesday December 31, 2014 at Garden Park Cemetery, 801 Teas Rd. Conroe, 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.

Wagner

Cecil F. Wagner, 82, of Conroe, died Friday, December 26, 2014, at the Conroe Health Care Center in Conroe.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens in Cleveland.  Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Cecil was born May 18, 1932 in Faxon, Oklahoma, to parents; Cecil H. and Stella M. McFatridge Wagner; a former resident of Florida, and has resided in Conroe for the past 8 years.  He received his BA in Theology from the Baptist Bible College, was a retired pastor, and member of Mims Baptist Church.  He also enjoyed church activities, gospel music, wood working, football, and especially spending time with family.

Mr. Wagner was preceded in death by his parents and brother:  W. J. Wagner.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years:  Jean Miller Wagner of Conroe, sons:  Mike Wagner and wife Mary of New Mexico, Tom Wagner and wife Vicki of Florida, Donald Wagner and wife Patricia of North Carolina, and Jon Wagner of Florida, daughter:  Becci Mach and husband Dan of Conroe, sisters:  Evelyn Chenoweth of Oklahoma, Bernice Overman of North Carolina, and Lavella Shaw of Missouri, 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, his loving bird: Bindy, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire, donations may be made to the BBFI Missions at P.O. Box 191, Springfield, MO 65801, in Cecil’s name.

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

Harrington

Doris Faye Sarver Harrington, 86, of Kingwood, died Friday, December 26, 2014, at the Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 29, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with burial following at White Cemetery in Highlands. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Doris was born April 16, 1928 in Indian Bayou, Louisiana, to parents; Ernest and Cora Linscombe Sarver, a former resident of Houston as well as Dayton, and has resided in Kingwood for the past two years.  She was a graduate of the Indian Bayou High School, a homemaker, and member of the First Assembly of God church.  She also enjoyed spending time with family, sewing, and reading.  

Mrs. Harrington was preceded in death by her father:  Ernest Sarver, mother: Cora Linscombe Sarver, husband of 65 years:  Linas Harrington, grandson:  Richard Harrington, son-in-law:  Donald LaPoint, brothers:  William, Richard, Delaney, Norman, Ray, and Wilmer, and sisters: Isso, Inez, and Pearl.  She is survived by her son:  Stephen Linas Harrington of Kingwood, daughters:  Jeanne LaPoint of Crosby, Carol Kane of Crosby, Cindy Sepulvado and husband Paul of Houston, and Paula Berkley of Crosby, 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, five great great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire, donations may be made to the First Assembly of God at P.O. Box 1175, Dayton, Texas 77535, in Doris’ name.

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Powell

William Tyrone Powell Jr., 52, of Tarkington, died Monday, December 22, 2014. 

He was born January 17, 1962 in Elmira, New York to William Tyrone and Gloria May Powell.  He enjoyed his grandchildren and family.

He was preceded in death by his father William Tyrone Powell Sr.  He was a contractor with Free Enterprises.

He is survived by his mother Gloria Powell; sister Mary Burnett and husband Mark; son William Tyrone Powell III and wife Kirstin and three grandchildren and two nephews.

A visitation with the family will be on Monday, December 29, 2014 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Graveside services and interment will be at 10:00am on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Palms Memorial Park, on highway 146 in Dayton, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Chapman

Lionel Chapman,54, resident of Dayton Texas died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Liberty, Texas.

Visitation is Saturday, December 27, 2014, from 09:00 am to 11:00 am at Wells Funeral Service Chapel, at 300 Alabama Street in Liberty, Texas. Memorial Service will follow with Rev. Shedrick Thomas officiating.

Wells Funeral Services at 300 Alabama in Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with final arrangements. Memories and on line condolences maybe shared at www.wellsfuneralservices.com

Harmon

Billy E. Harmon, died Sunday, December 21, 2014 in Midland, Texas. 

He was a loving husband, father, son and Pepa.  Billy was born November 6, 1928 in Hankamer, Texas to Alva J. & Mildred Harmon.

Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents; sister Alma Lois Turner; and brother A.J. Harmon. He is survived by his two daughters Katie Harmon of Katy, Texas and Vickie Gotcher and husband Robert; three grandchildren; Joshua Gotcher and his wife Stephanie; Jennifer Stone and her husband Stefen and daughter Layla; and Jordan Gotcher and her son Vincent all of Midland, Texas.

Billy was a man of many talents; artist, florist, woodworker just to name a few. Many close friends and family members will always have a little part of him through his paintings and arts and crafts.

He will be greatly missed by those lives he touched.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

A visitation with the family will be on Friday, December 26, 2014 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 10:00am in the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, 204 Trinity St., with Pastor Kelly S. Krone officiating. 

Interment will follow in Abshier Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, all are encouraged to make donations or memorial gifts directed to either Hospice of Midland or Abshier Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held at Manor Park in Midland at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514. 

Lawrence

Calvin Herbert Lawrence, 78, of Saratoga, died Thursday December 18, 2014 at his residence.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday December 23, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at Faith and Family Funeral Services, with Reverend Don Hinklin officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarcrest cemetery in Baytown. The family will be receiving friends on Monday December 22, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00P.M. also at Faith and Family.

Calvin was a residence of Batson for sixteen years, and was a supervisor for Bayer Chemical of Baytown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard F. Lawrence and Gladys Fisher, wife, Ada Mae Lawrence, daughter, Vernon Lawrence, granddaughter Karen Seals and a grandson Justin Brown.

Survivors are son, Curtis Lawrence and wife Christal of Saratoga, TX, daughters, Pat Seals of Saratoga, Lori Lawrence of Highlands, TX and Christine Jones of Baytown., brother, N.C. Lawrence of Saratoga., niece, Gail and husband David Pickering of Illinois., grandchildren, Justin Seals of Saratoga, Aubrey Papin of Saratoga, Breanna Papin of Saratoga and Luke Jones of Baytown. Serving as pallbearers are Johnny Dutton, Lonnie B. Fisher, Noel Brown, Barry Bay, Harvey Williamson, Garland Taylor and Chris Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Mefford, Rusty Hendrix and Anthony Fregia.

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

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

Miller

Jewel Miller, 96, of Liberty, died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Liberty Health Care Nursing Home in Liberty, Texas. 

She was born September 5, 1918 in Jasper, Texas to Charlie Miller and Luevenia Miller. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and worked various jobs in her life.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Connie Sue Fregia Thompson, sister Leona Miller Swearingen and husband Willie Swearingen, a grandson, a granddaughter, a niece and two nephews.

She is survived by her sons Billy Chancellor and wife Sharon, of Fairfield, Texas and Johnny Chancellor and wife Arlene, of West Columbia, Texas and Weldon Fregia and wife Lola, of Raywood, Texas;  grandchildren Wes, Tammy, Randall, Kelton, Rebecca, Donna, Ken, Janey, Cyndi, Keith and Kay;  great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be on Monday, December 22, 2014 from Noon until 1:00pm where funeral services will be at 1:00PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas, with Rev Danny Johnson officiating.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Interment will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Miller will be Randall Chancellor, Michael Chancellor, Randy Thompson, Wesley Michalec, Larry Leftrick and Jerry Swearingen.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Watson

James David Watson, known to friends and family as Jimbo, was born in New Bern, North Carolina on November 20, 1949 to Teresa and James O. Watson. 

He was raised in Wilmington, N.C., where he was active in the Methodist Church, Boy Scouts, and the Methodist Youth Fellowship.  He grew up playing basketball, fishing and hunting with his dad, digging in the sand of Wrightsville Beach and playing the drums in a band.  And he would rather wash the dishes than mow the yard any day of the week. 

Jimbo found his way to Anahuac, Texas in 1973 and went to work as a welder.  He still loved to fish and he still loved living near the water.  He later became the owner and operator of the Channel Marker 17 in Oak Island, Texas.  The restaurant is known far and wide for more than just good food.  It was his smile and handshake that greeted you, the conversation, the laughter, the jokes, and the friendship he offered so freely that will be most remembered.  He loved his family, his customers, his business, sharing a cold one with friends, and fishing off of his dock.  He married his wife Ernestine on June 17, 2006, and together they have run a successful business and loved and supported each other through rain and shine and hurricanes and floods.

Jimbo was tough as nails on the outside, but it never took long to learn that a heart the size of Texas lived beneath the surface.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend who supported his community, loved his family with his whole heart, and never met a stranger.  He left this world peacefully on December 17th, at the age of 65, and was preceded in death by his father, James Otis Watson.  He is survived by his loving wife, Ernestine, sons Chris Watson and wife Cortney and Robert Rogers and wife Shelia, daughters Amber Watson and husband Patrick Gilbert and Jamie Rast and husband Jeremy, grandsons Travis Watson, Shawn Rogers and Junior Grande, granddaughters Baylee and Brooke Watson and Kalee Gilbert mother Teresa Limerick, brother Chuck Watson and wife Missy, sisters Anne Martin and husband David, Barbara Hainley and husband Mark, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Jimbo found joy in the simple things and taught us all to live life, give back, welcome new faces and never forget the old ones.  If there is fishing in heaven, you can bet he is on the pier with his dad and smiling down on those of us who shared his wonderful life.

A visitation with the family was on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00PM in the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, with Rev. Kelly Krone and Rev. Mark Pagels officiating.

Interment was in Anahuac Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Fontenot

Shirley Fontenot 77, of Liberty died Dec. 07, 2014.

Services are Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church 801 Sam Houston St. Liberty TX. Visitation will begin at 8AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Wells Cemetery, Liberty, TX.

Cherishing her memories are daughter Debra Bradford-Hickman (Ronald). Sister: Ms. Trahan, Grandchild, Great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ms. Fontenot’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary 518 Miller St. Anahuac, TX., 409-267- 3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Trousdale

Teresa Cockburn Trousdale 45, of Raywood, died on Thursday December 18, 2914 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held Sunday December 21, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at First Assembly of God Church of Saratoga, with Reverend Jeff Blizzard officiating. Graveside and interment will follow on Monday December 22, 2014 at 2:00 P.M at Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday December 20, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel in Batson.

Teresa was born July 21, 1969 to Jim Cockburn and Jerry Taylor, and was a Food Director at Hull-Daisetta ISD.

She is preceded in death by her mother Jerry Taylor and her Grandparents.

Survivors include her parents Jim and Lyndell Cockburn of Ranger, husband; John Trousdale of Raywood, son; Johnny Wayne Trousdale and wife Ima of Daisetta, daughters; Crystal Hilton and husband Matt of Saratoga, Meaghan Trousdale of Raywood, Marissa Trousdale of Raywood, brothers; Michael Cockburn of Eastland, Chris Cockburn of Garland, Sean Cockburn and wife Jo of Liberty Hill. Grandchildren are Johnathan, Kylie, TayTay, DeDe, Johnny "Brothers" Wayne Jr., Trandon, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, a host of loving friends, and extended family members.

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

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

Manning

Laura Elizabeth Manning, 44, of Liberty, Texas.

Laura was born November 4, 1970 in Liberty and was a graduate of Kingwood High School. Laura had a good and loving heart.  She also had a kind and special way with children and pets.  She enjoyed playing with her younger brothers when they were young and, more recently, her niece and nephews.

Laura was preceded in death by her grandmother, Joan Gatlin. 

Laura is survived by her mother, Linda Wright, of Onalaska; her sister, Julia Wright of Kingwood, her brother and sister-in-law, Dusty and Steffany Wright of Onalaska, and her brother, Colby Wright of Onalaska.  She is also survived by her grandfather, R.C. “Buddy” Gatlin of Hardin; Aunt Barbara Willard and husband Joe of Dallas, Uncle Chris Gatlin and wife Karen of Crystal Beach, her nephews, Townes and Harrison Youngblood, and her niece, Brooklynn Wright.

A funeral service will be held 3PM Sunday December 21, 2014 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N.Travis Liberty, Texas with burial to follow in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Crisp

Ella Rose Crisp, 72, died December 14, 2014. She was born August 2, 1942 in Houston, TX to Alfred and Wilda Meacham.

She graduated Dayton High School in 1960; she received her Bachelor of Arts Teaching from Sam Houston State. Ella taught in Huntsville and Kansas City, she retired from teaching in Marble Falls.

Ella is survived by her children Angie Blaisdell and husband John Blaisdell, Danna Bruns and husband Rex Bruns, Bubba White and wife Shirley White; grandchildren Amber Blaisdell, Brianna Shrubar, Brian Shrubar, Geoffen Bruns, Damon Bruns, Chelcee Bruns, Ashley McGaha, Whitney Taylor, and Dylan Ball, sisters Ouida Hopkins, Wilda Meacham, Paula Olguin and Shirley Haidusek and her dog Fancy. She is also survived by numerous other relatives and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don Crisp, and her brother Melburn Meacham.

Ella's smile and laugh was truly like none other. She loved reading and sewing. She also loved her family unconditionally.

Memorial service will be held Friday December 19, 2014 at 10:00 am at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com

Vanya

John "Jeff" Vanya 87, of Hardin, died on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital with his loving family by his side.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday December 19, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel, with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin chapel cemetery. The family will be recieving friends on Thursday December 18, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 8;00P.M. at Faith & Family.

Jeff was born July 2, 1927 to John Vanya and Macy Martin, Mr Vanya was a self employed Oilfield Pumper. He had lived in Hardin for 81 years, he was also a member of Hardin Baptist church.

He was preceded in death by brother; J.M. Vanya, sisters; Gertrude Allen and marie Vanys.

Survivors are his wife of 59 years Frances Marie Stinnett Vanya of Hardin, sons; John J. Vanya Jr. and wife Christie of Hardin, and James R. Vanya of Houston. Daughter; Kathy Harris, brother; Bill Vanya of Jennings, LA. Grandchildren; Amanda Patton, Tiffany Pennington. Great grandchildren; Jake Jones, Zane Jones, and Luke Patton. Serving as pallbearers are Allen Tenorio, Lorenzo Tenorio Bruce Crawford, Garrison Crawford, Jesse Pennington, Josh Patton.

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

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

Guest

James Aaron Guest- age 40, passed away December 11, 2014 at his home in Dayton.

Aaron was born March 29, 1974 in San Antonio, Texas the son of James Guest and the late Evangeline Archer. Aaron was very artistic, enjoyed leather working, and raising Dobermans. He also enjoyed restoring car interiors. Aaron was a 1994 graduate of the Art Institute of Houston School of Culinary Arts. Acclaimed for his creative combinations of Texas and Louisiana cuisines, Aaron was named "Up-and-Coming Chef of the Year" in the December 1998 issue of Houston's My Table magazine. In 1997, he was selected by Esquire magazine as one of the "Chefs to Keep Your Eye On," and in 1996, was named "Best Young Chef" by the Houston Chronicle. One of Aaron’s recipes was featured on "The Best Of" on Food Network TV. He was employed at Prego Restaurant in Houston.

Aaron was preceded in death by his mother Evangeline Archer.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his father James A. “Jim” Guest and stepmother Karen of Carrollton, TX; sisters; Elisa Tiffee and husband A.B. of Plano, TX , Jennifer Sterling of Corte Madera, CA, and Brittany Guest of Addison, TX, and a brother; Philip Sterling and wife Kalli of Trophy Club, TX. He also leaves his nieces and nephews; Landon Williams, Spencer Williams, Alexis Tiffee, Alyssa Sterling, and Trevor Sterling. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A Memorial Service will be held 3PM Sunday December 21, 2014 in the Wildwood Chapel of Restland Funeral Home, 13005 Greenville Ave. Dallas, Texas 75243.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Aaron’s memory to the Doberman Rescue of North Texas - http://www.dobermanrescue.org/ or to the ASPCA - https://www.aspca.org/donate

Young

Jessie Milton Young Jr., age 70 of Romayor, Texas, died Saturday, December 13, 2014.

He was born February 20, 1944 in Texas to parents Jessie Milton Young Sr. and Lillie Mae Fowler who preceded him in death.

Survivors include his sister, Barbara Grace Efurd; uncle, Willie Lee Fowler; niece, Judy Efurd Baldwin; nephew, Jeff Efurd and wife Keri; cousins, Billy Ruth Hinze and husband Milton, Walter Cromer, Charlotte Cromer, Betty Rupp, Barbara Farr and husband Adrian, Wayne Young and wife Annette, and Linda Sue Hightower and husband Allen, and Terry Smith; numerous other relatives and friends.


Pastors Lindell Mitchell and Don Prather will preside over funeral services held 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Holly Grove Cemetery, Livingston, Texas. Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas.

Schroeder

Mark David “Grand Paw” Schroeder, 58, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at home in Huffman, Texas.

He was born December 6, 1956 in New Orleans, LA to parents, David Eric and Bonny Kathleen Marcus Schroeder. 

Service for Mr. Schroeder will be held Saturday December 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Houston United Methodist Church in Huffman. Visitation 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday December 19, 2014 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Bonny Schroeder and his son-in-law, Abel Castaneda. 

Mr. Schroeder had been a resident of the Huffman area since 1971.  He was a 1974 graduate of Hargrave High School in Huffman.  Mr. Schroeder graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980, having earned his Bachelor’s degree.  He was dedicated fan of his Texas Longhorns athletics program.  Mark formerly taught school for Humble Independent School District and had retired from Southwest Airlines as a ramp supervisor.   Mark loved his family and enjoyed spending as much time with them as he could.  He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was working in his garden, on the water in his boat or barbecuing for his family and friends. Mark enjoyed reading and had a special affinity for western novels. 

Mark is survived by his beloved wife, Lucy Ann Gallardo Schroeder; daughters, Erika Schroeder and Heidi Schroeder Kalla and husband, Nick; sisters, Patty Williams and husband, Danny, Cindy McCune and husband, Bill; grandson, David Schroeder; nieces and nephews: Melissa, Kristin, Meredith, Raquel, Vivian, Stephanie, Lucinda, Teri, Megan, Deidra, Adam, Steve, Soledad, Madeline, Naomi, Mayson, Athena; Mother-in-law, Ethel Gallardo; brother-in-law, George Zaragoza; sister-in-law, Deloise Lunning and husband, Ev; Uncle Paul and Aunt Phyliss; Uncle John and Aunt Jennifer, and Sunny, many cousins, and a host of friends.

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Robinson

Shirley R. “Egan” Williams Robinson, 80, of Liberty, died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center in Liberty.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Shirley was born May 3, 1934 in Akron, Ohio, to parents; Luther E. Williams and Violet M. Cameron, a former resident of Kenefick, and has resided in Liberty for the past 11 years.  She was a homemaker, loved enjoying life, and spending time with family.  She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, shopping, and stickers.

Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by her father:  Luther E. Williams, mother:  Violet M. Cameron Waters, husband of 36 years:  Richard Robinson, grandson:  Billy Lee King, and brother:  John e. Williams.  She is survived by her daughters:  Susan Duffell of Liberty, Alice Robinson of Daisetta, Jenneane Horonetz of Ohio, and Bobbie Wood of Liberty, son:  Phillip E. Robinson of Porter, grandchildren:  Sandi Myers, Tina DuBose, Joseph King, Dana Jones, Krista Robinson, Carolyn Horonetz, Marilyn Shimp, and Forrest Wood, 12 great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire, donations made be made to the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center in Shirley’s name.

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

Ladd

Kevin Randall Ladd, age 60 of Hardin, died December 15, 2014 in Houston, TX with his loving family by his side. 

Kevin was born August 16, 1954 in Liberty, son of Louis Hal Ladd and Laverne Walters Ladd.  He graduated from Hardin High School in 1972 and then went on to attend College at Lee College in Baytown and Lamar University where he earned a double major in English and History.  Kevin worked in Liberty and Chambers Counties where he was involved with the Historical Commission of both counties.  He also worked closely with the local newspaper as well as other newspapers and local radio across the area about the history and information in Liberty and Chamber Counties.  He served on several committees which included board member of Liberty County CPS, Family Outreach president for over ten years, Liberty and Chambers County Historical Commission for twenty years, Hardin School Board, CAD Board, Trustee for Hardin Scholarship Fund and President of Friends of the Library Committee.  Kevin was also involved in the Liberty and Anahuac Cemetery Tours and wrote stats and stories for Hardin Football Games.  Kevin was the winner of the “People Who Make a Difference” award presented by Liberty and Thicket Magazines in 1988 and was the 2005 recipient of the Liberty Citizen of the Year Award.  He last served as Director of the Wallisville Heritage Park.  His interest was in history and genealogy and had a genuine care and concern more for his fellow man than his self.

Kevin was preceded in death by his father; Louis Hal Ladd, grandparents; John & Dorothy Ladd, Elmer Walters, Annie Walters Brooks and Jessie Brooks, uncles; J.C. Ladd, E.W. Walters, Arthur Barrow, aunts; Wilma Barrow, Lucille King and cousin; Wayne Barrow.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife; Christi Gruver Ladd, mother; Laverne Ladd, sister; Terri Andreason and husband Mark, nephews; Adam and Stephen Andreason, aunts; Karol Walters and Nora Lee Ladd, great Aunt; Marie Vavrusa, In-Laws; Lee and Linda Gruver and brother-in-law; Lee Gruver Jr.

Services for Kevin Randall Ladd will be Friday, December 19, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Liberty at 2pm with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at First Baptist Church, Liberty.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Kevin’s memory to the Kevin Ladd Memorial Fund at Security State Bank.  Condolences can be made online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Peddy

P.J. Neely Peddy 61 of Sour Lake, died on Monday December 15, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday December 18, 2014 at 12;00 noon at the Chapel of Faith & Family Funeral Services, with Reverend Scott Alan Tidwell officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson, TX. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday December 17, 2014 from 4:00P.M. until 7:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel.

P.J. was born July 27, 1953 to parents Lynd Edward Neely and Tessie Maurine Lloyd and had lived in Sour Lake for thirty two years. She was a member of the Pinewood Baptist Church of Sour Lake. P.J. had worked for the Idlywild Golf Course, of Sour Lake, as Secretary. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors are husband; Terry Peddy of Sour Lake, sons; Joe Peddy and wife Sherry of Sour Lake and Trent Peddy and Fiancé Lauren Natale of The Woodlands. Daughter; Laurie Robbins and husband Jay of Ruston, LA, and one brother; Bud Neely "B.J." of Brenham. Brother-in-law; Wayne Peddy and wife Jerry of Conroe. Sisters; Peggy Tidwell and husband Alan of Hardin, and Renee Crews and husband Steve of Magnolia, and four grandchildren,

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

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

Beard

Eugene “Gene” Beard, 80, of Dayton died Thursday, December 11, 2014. 

Gene was born on August 31, 1934 in Roberts Cove, Louisiana to Cleveland and Sarah Beard.  Gene enjoyed the country and Cajun music, the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, woodworking and tinkering was a favorite pastime of his, but most of all Gene enjoyed spending time with his family.
Gene was an Iron worker and a member of Local No.84 and he served in the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents Cleveland and Sarah Beard, three sisters, one brother and stepson Matt Butler.

Gene is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Ann Beard; Children: Mark Beard, Duane Beard and wife Diana, Michael Beard and wife Beth, Mark Butler, Clay Butler and wife Barbara, Connie Mengo and husband Dean and Kim Skrabanek; twenty three grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., in Dayton, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

day, December 17, 2014 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hovater officiating.

Interment will follow in French Cemetery.

Pallbearers for Gene will be Blake Beard, Brett Beard, Tyler Skrabanek, Casey Skrabanek, Randall Mengo and Matt Butler.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Danny Crosslin, Donnie Trahan and Thomas Nordyke.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Beddoe

Melvin Thomas “Tom” Beddoe was born 7/11/1928, in Pharr, Texas. Eighty-six years later, he was peacefully welcomed and escorted into Heaven on 12/12/2014 by His Lord Jesus Christ, along with his parents Jesse and Eva Mottesheard Beddoe, his brother Leonard Beddoe, his sister Naoma Klein, and infant daughter Darlene Beddoe.

Tom waged a valiant war against time and relentless surgeries and illness to remain a while longer on Earth with his beloved family, his church family, his cherished dogs, and his dream home.
Tom’s entire life was lived valiantly. An Army veteran, who served in the military police during 1950-52 in the Marshall Islands – Operation Ivy Atomic Tests, he went on to earn a long desired agriculture degree from Texas A&I. However, after Mother Nature destroyed three consecutive years of crops with freakish weather, Tom listened to God’s directives, returning to college and earning another full degree, this time from the class of 1964, University of Houston’s College of Pharmacy. Within a few short years, he was co-owner, with his friend Joe Stevens, of two popular, full service drug stores near the east side of Houston: Federal Road Pharmacy and Jacinto Pharmacy. While he found success as a pharmacist, he never lost that calling to agriculture.

Tom was a dedicated and devoted father to his three children: Lynne, Karin, and Marc. Tom met Mary Ada, a widow with three children of her own: Lynn, Marsha, and Alan. After a whirlwind courtship, the two love birds married on 3/20/1971 and successfully blended their two families into one large, loving family. Tom and Mary resided in Greens Bayou 20 years, while enjoying the hobbies of woodworking and periodically testing soil samples throughout Texas for their future dream farm. Tom eventually discovered and purchased three acres of perfect soil in Hardin, Texas. The two spent five years planting pecan and fruit orchards, working the soil, and building (mostly with their own hands) a magnificent home designed to accommodate family gatherings that required 32 place settings should all be able to attend. They also included accommodations to care for both of their elderly mothers, Eva and Jessie, for the last two remaining years of their lives. Tom and Mary built their own home and gardens while designing it, unselfishly, for others. They enjoyed their farm for 22 years out of their 43 years of blessed and blissful marriage together. Tom and Mary moved into Brookdale Senior Living Apartments in April, 2014, in Kingwood, Texas, to be closer to family and to be able to receive excellent care.

Tom was an active leader at Clark Memorial United Methodist Church while they lived in Greens Bayou of Houston. Later he became an active leader at Hardin United Methodist Church, serving in the choir, the building committee, as lay leader, and as Chairman of the Board for over 10 years.
“Dad, Grandpa, Greatpa, Tom” lived to welcome 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Mary Beddoe, his daughter Lynne Beddoe Bates and husband Neal, his daughter Karin Goodfellow and husband Phillip, his son Marc Beddoe and wife Kristin, his stepdaughter Lynn Lindsey and husband Greg, his stepdaughter Marsha Miller and husband John, and his stepson Alan Stivers and wife Rose.

Melvin Thomas Beddoe was blessed with a wonderful life and he never failed to thank God for it. His family will never forget those wonderful gatherings at the farm. At the close of each, Tom would always walk everyone to their car, loading them down with good wishes and bags of his precious produce to take with them. Then he would stand at the top of the long driveway, waving broadly as the cars filed out to go home. No one was ever able to out-wave Tom.

Services for Melvin Thomas “Tom” Beddoe will be Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10am at Hardin United Methodist Church in Hardin with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Marroquin

Marshall Jay Marroquin, age 40 of Spring, died December 9, 2014 in Fort Worth, TX. 

Marshall was born February 25, 1974 in Liberty, TX, son of Ignacio and Ruth Little Marroquin.  Marshall attended Liberty High School and then received his degree in culinary art from the Culinary Art Institute.  He worked for the past three years as a Chef and was employed by Mesquite Logistics in Fort Worth.  Marshall was described as larger than life and never met a stranger.  He loved riding motorcycles and enjoyed cooking.

Marshall was preceded in death by his mother.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, son; Julian Marroquin of Stephenville, TX, brothers; Keith Coleman and wife Dora of Spring, Marcus Marroquin of Liberty, former spouse; Vanessa Gardner, former step-children; Cloe Gardner, Robert Barrera, Marie Mustard and Matthew Mustard.

Services for Marshall Jay Marroquin will be Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Officiating will be Bill Nash.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Cornelius

Nellie Lee Cornelius, age 96 of Liberty, died December 13, 2014 in Liberty, Tx. 

Nellie was born June 28, 1918 in Nicholville, Alabama, daughter of the late Drury Nie Singleton and Lilly Virginia Wilkerson Singleton.  Nellie worked for several years at the Liberty Senior Citizen building.  She loved her flowers and gardening and also loved to cook.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Nellie was preceded in death by her parents, husband; A.M. “PeeWee” Cornelius, three brothers and seven sisters.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters; Helen Fingleman and husband Bernie of Liberty, Alma Shannon and husband Lynn of New Orleans, LA, Joan Davis of Hurst, TX, brothers; Alfred Singleton and wife Linda of Centerville, TX, Drury Singleton of Dianna, TX, Jimmy Singleton of Dianna, TX, sisters; Letha Williams of Indiana, Ellen Hodges of Tennessee, Sharon Lusk and husband Steve of Old River, fifteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services for Nellie Lee Cornelius will be Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday, December 15, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm in Allison’s Chapel.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Fontenot

Evelyn (Fregia) Fontenot age 91 died Wednesday December 10, 2014 in Beaumont.

Evelyn was born January 26, 1924 in Hull, Texas, the daughter of the late Eli and Rosie Fregia.

Evelyn enjoyed crocheting, going for walks, and knitting.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her  husband George Fontenot, brothers; Otis, James, George, Robert, and John Edward Fregia, sisters; Annie Nugent, Venita Pelt, Irene Aldrich, and Betty Dagle.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her nieces; Vicki Hart and husband Gregory, Linda Fregia and husband Raymond, nephew; James Fregia and wife Tina, brothers; Lonnie Fregia and wife Martha, L.E. Fregia, and a sister Rosa Lee Ingram. In addition she leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A graveside service will be held 2PM Friday, December 12, 2014 at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Martin

Ella Weese Ford Martin, 87, died Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Liberty Healthcare Center in Liberty.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014, at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with burial following at Acie Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, at the church prior to services.  Services are entrusted to Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Ella was born August 10, 1927 in Dayton, to parents; Thomas J. and Willie Love Ford, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton.  She was a retired housekeeper after 40 years of service with Dr. Jack Manning. While a lifelong member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, she was also former secretary, Sunday school teacher, superintendent, and junior choir matron.  She also enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, and attending church.

Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 32 years:  David N. Martin, and brothers:  Thomas W. Ford, Leon Ford, Herman Love, Thomas Ford, and George W. Ford.  She is survived by her sons:  Willie Phillips of North Carolina and Wilford Richard, Jr. and wife Vickie of Baytown; sister:  Beatrice Payne of Dayton; sister-in-law:  Orelia Ford of Dayton; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren, and of host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

McSpadden

Lillian Lee Gillum McSpadden 83, of Saratoga, formerly of Woodville, died Saturday December 6, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday December, 12, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Dam B, with Reverend Don Hinklin and Reverend Jesse Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside cemetery in Dam B. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday December 11, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel in Batson.

Lillian was born October 8, 1931 in Burnett, TX, to parents Raymond Edgar Gillum and Ida Hullum Gillum and had lived in Woodville twenty years before moving to Saratoga.She was a member of The Abundant Life Assembly of God Church of Dam B for twenty years and also was a member of The House of Prayer of Saratoga. Lillian had worked for the County Clerk's office of Woodville for many years. She was very proud of the fact that when she had worked as a switchboard operator, she had handled a call from Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson to President John F. Kennedy. She worked and raised her family in Leander, TX. She then moved to Missouri in 1986 and then back to Woodville in 1994.

was preceded in death by her husband; Floyd Burl McSpadden, son; Alan Ray West. Brothers; R.J. Gillum, Silas Gillum, Paul Gillum, and Lamar Gillum. Sisters; Naomi Gillum, and JoAnna Gillum. Grandsons; Floyd B. McSpadden IV. and Justin Randall Pruett. Great granddaughter; Emillee Dison. Survivors are sons; Floyd B. McSpadden III. and wife Rachael of Village Mills, Reggie McSpadden and wife Angel of Vidor. Daughters; Loujene Fregia and husband Randall of Saratoga, Alana McSpadden of Silsbee, and Charity McSpadden Unruh of Saratoga. Grandchildren are Erik Fregia, Kimberly Ester, Latonia Dison, Heather Pruett Kimmey, Stevie O'Grousky, Joe Roat, Davin McSpadden, Breanna McSpadden, Bryce McSpadden, Kaleb Unruh, Devin Unruh, Mikey Hamm, and Amanda West. Great grandchildren are Kolton Proctor, Kaitlynn Ester, Liam Ester, Justin Fregia, Cheyenne Russell, Jessica Russell, Kylie McSpadden, Katey Atkinson, Gairet Atkinson, Brylee Kimmey, Joseph Kimmey, Levi Lamon, Cadence O' Grousky, Noah McSpadden, and Christian West and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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

To view obituary online or leave a condolence please visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Jameson

Peggy “Meemaw” Goode Jameson, age 78, of Houston, Texas, died Sunday, December 7, 2014 where she was a resident of Autumn Grove Cottage in Humble Texas.

Peggy was born in Houston Texas, September 13th, 1936 to Elmer and Leta a Pearl Goode.  Peggy was a personal assistant to George Bush Sr. and James Baker during her working career.  She was a great artist and enjoyed flying, decorating, travelling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Peggy was known for her willingness to help others and spending time with anyone who needed her.  She is remembered as putting the family needs ahead of anything, even her own.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Letha Goode; sister Nancy Faye Redding; brother Raymond Goode; and husband Frank Bright Jameson.

Peggy is survived by her son Don R. Jameson of Houston; son Kelly F. Jameson and wife Stacey Jameson; Patrick T. Jameson and wife Stacy of Huffman; and daughter Sammie Yarbrough and husband Dennis. Peggy had 14 grandchildren who she loved dearly and 13 great grandchildren she would have loved to get to know.

A visitation with the family will be Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, with Bro. Wayne Hardin officiating followed by a graveside service at Forest Park Cemetery Lawndale at 3:00 pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude for all the visitors and loving thoughts Peggy received in her final days.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Rieves

Rosalie F. Rieves, 87, of Grandview, MO died December 5, 2014.  Rosalie was born February 26, 1927 in Batesville, Arkansas, the daughter of Newton P. and Viola T. Patterson.  Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifton Rieves; son, Slade Rieves and four sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by her son, James L. Rieves (Pamela); two daughters, Margaret Ferguson (Billy) and Georgann Connors (Russell); nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Graveside will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.    Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Alpers

Ruby Lee "Red" Alpers 83, of Cleveland, formerly of Saratoga, died on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at her residence in Cleveland.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at New Life Assembly of God Church in Batson with Reverend Nathan Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Monday December 8, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. also at New life Assembly of God Church.

Ruby was born August 17, 1931 in Polk County,( Town of Ace.) Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years John Lamar Alpers, son; Roy Dale Alpers and brothers; J.B. Jordan and Edward Chambliss.

Ruby is survived by four sons; Fred Alpers and wife Barbara of Rye, James Alpers and wife Sharon of Missouri, Brunce Alpers and wife Robin of Batson, Roy Alpers and wife Judy of Rye and John Alpers and wife Brenda of Livingston. Daughters are Judith Rucker of Cleveland, and Freda Morris and husband Roland of Deer Park. Ruby also has four sisters Ophelia King of Lumberton, Mildred Norris of Beaumont, Patricia Fredrickson of Saratoga, and Mary Lou Campbell of Ballington, TX. She had twenty-two grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Joshua Alpers, Joel Alpers, Jacob Alpers, Danny Flowers, Eric Flowers, Charles Alpers, John Alpers and Elvis Fregia. " A beautiful and wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her."

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

To leave a condolence on line visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Williamson

Bertha Mae Williamson, 93 of Dayton died Friday December 5, 2014, at Liberty Healthcare Center in Liberty, Texas.

Visitation for Mrs. Williamson will be Monday December 8, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Service for Mrs. Williamson will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday December 9, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Dayton with Reverend Mike Blackburn and Reverend Mike Chadwick officiating.

Mrs. Williamson was a born February 28, 1921 in Polk County Texas, to her parents, Charles and Floy Daughtry Taylor. Bertha graduated with Goodrich High School Class of 1939. She later married W. B. Williamson and together, they founded W. B. Williamson Propane in Dayton. Mrs. Williamson was a former member of Trinity Baptist Church and current member of First Baptist Church in Dayton. She was an active member in the Order of the Eastern Star for many years. Mrs. Williamson enjoyed traveling, she and her husband logged many miles together. Bertha also loved to read and looked forward to her daily newspaper. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Bertha loved to play games. She especially enjoyed Dominoes, Scrabble and Bingo. Mrs. Williamson will be thoroughly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Bertha is survived by her sons: Charles “Chuck” Williamson and wife Betty, W. Keith Williamson and wife Linda, Bruce Williamson and wife Karen, Tim Williamson and wife Jeanie; Grandchildren: Wes Williamson, Daniel Williamson, Becky Till and husband Richard, Mandy Wood and husband Chris, Stacey Cole and husband Reagan, Jake Williamson and wife Stephanie, Morgan Williamson, Cole Williamson, Jade Currie Williamson and Justin W. Williamson; Great-grandchildren: Catherine, Sara and Wesley Till, Brayden and Carson Wood and Bruce Cole, Numerous nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives and friends

Watts

Maxine Green Watts, 76, of Anahuac, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Anahuac. 

She was born in Rotan, Texas on March 18, 1938 to James and Agnes Green.

She was preceded in death by her parents James Barnett and Agnes Green, sister Frances Blanton, brother Ferrell Leon Green and infant son Billy Bowen Watts.

Maxine leaves behind her husband of 56 years, James Bowen Watts, of Anahuac, Texas; sons Melvin Watts and wife Stefanie, of Dayton, Texas and Kelly Watts, of Beaumont, Texas; her beloved grandchildren Kris Watts, of Anahuac, Texas, Josh Watts and wife Lauri, of Cove Texas, Jesse Watts, of Wallisville, Texas and Ashley DeLoach, of Dayton, Texas; special great grandchildren Aaron, Hailey, Zachary, Addison Trace and Hayden; brother Melvin Green, of Victoria, Texas and a host of relatives and friends.

She was an Owner and Operator of Mel’s Chevron in Liberty, Texas and a homemaker.  She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation with the family will be on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 12:00PM until 2:00PM where funeral services will begin at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas, with Bob Scherer.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Melvin Watts, Kris Watts, Jesse Watts, Josh Watts, Aaron Watts and Jarod Bettis.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514

Sangster

Rayburn Leroy Sangster, 89, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at the Kingwood Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, December 8, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Coldspring with burial following at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.  Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Coldspring.

Rayburn was born November 25, 1925 in Telephone, to parents; Hugh W. and Dolly M. Gaines Sangster, a former resident of Ft. Worth, and has resided in Cleveland for the past 38 years.  He was a veteran of the US Navy during WW II with the Seabees, a retired carpenter, member of the American Legion Post #629, and a former background musician for Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson.  He also enjoyed gardening, playing music, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Sangster was preceded in death by his parents, daughter:  Cheryl Ann Sangster, grandchild:  Branden Ray Sangster, brothers:  Weston, Lavoy, and Wayne Sangster, and sister:  Valerie Stailey.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years:  Helen Cullum Sangster of Cleveland, son:  Gary Ray Sangster of Beaumont, daughters:  Alana Faye Taylor and husband Jimmy of Oklahoma, Elisha May Huff and husband Kenneth of Pasadena, Linda Joyce McIntosh and husband Donald of Conroe, and Jerri LaNelle Parsutt of Evergreen, brother:  Glen Ray Sangster of Bonham, sister:  Wanda Alene Smith of Oklahoma, 16 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren, niece, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Pace Stancil Funeral Home

www.pacestancil.com Three locations

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

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

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

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

We accept all prearranged contracts and burial insurance policies.

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