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Mefferd

Shirley Lee Mefferd, 70, of Cleveland passed away Friday, March 15, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born April 14, 1948, in Ravenna, Ohio to Eddie Pucci and Rosa Lee Fuqua. She lived most of her life in the Cleveland area. Mrs. Mefferd was diligent in all of her chores around her lovely home and property and enjoyed being outdoors doing yard work and ordering Virgil around. She loved her family. Nana, as she was affectionately known by her grandchildren, they were her pride and joy and she will be greatly missed by all who loved her. In 1997, she was instrumental in opening up S&H Auto Sales in Liberty with her husband and was the driving force behind it, like any task she took on. She was the first one there and the last one to leave and was a major part of our success. If you ever had the privilege of working with Shirley you found out fast that she was special. She earned her money, worked harder than anybody I ever met and loved her family the same way. Thank you, Lord, we couldn't have had a better wife, mom, and friend. 

Mrs. Mefferd is preceded in death by her parents; son, Jimmy Humansky; her infant, Angel; and sister, Dawn Marie Prince. 

Those left to cherish her memory are; her loving husband of 40 years, Virgil Howard Mefferd; sons, Chris J. Mefferd and wife LaNeigh of Rye, TX, and Jeff H Mefferd and wife Laura of Daisette; daughters, Melissa Dawn Souleret of Florida, and Kimberly Gibson of Florida; grandchildren, Angelica, Cheyene, Kristen, Jacob, Chelsea, Steven, Savanaha, Alexis, Christopher, Tyler, Trinity, Blake, and Kaylee, 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Faith & Family Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating, interment will follow at Concord Cemetery in Rye, TX. A gathering of Mrs. Mefferd's family and friends will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services. 

Honoring Mrs. Mefferd as pallbearers will be Chris Mefferd, Jeff Mefferd, Tyler Brown, Christopher Mefferd, Kirby Mefferd, Timmy Prince, and James Long.
To send flowers to the family of Shirley Lee Mefferd, please visit Tribute Store at https://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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

Kenneth Leroy Standley, 83, lifelong resident of Double Bayou, Texas, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

He was born in Double Bayou on August 10, 1935 to Fred and Thelma Lucile Smith Standley. Kenneth was a graduate of Anahuac High School, Class of 1956. He attended Oak Island Baptist Church for many years and most recently was attending Smith Point Baptist Church.

Kenneth began working at a very young age. He did everything from surveying and working cattle as a rancher. He worked as a surveyor at Exxon Mobile Pipeline Company for many years and would collect trinkets like arrowheads, geodes and glass bottles while working. After his retirement, he found joy in socializing. Kenneth would make his morning rounds through town, stopping at various places to enjoy his morning coffee with friends. He was a jokester who loved to laugh and a storyteller of old past times and amazing life stories. Kenneth was well known and liked by so many. He pursued many interests, some of which included, hunting, fishing, turkey shoots and working around the house.

Kenneth was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was a devoted Christian who loved to attend church. Kenneth was a longtime member of the Oak Island Baptist Church and was most recently attending Smith Point Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #995. Kenneth and his son John Standley both were members together of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Spaight’s Battalion, SCV Camp #858 Gulf Coast Brigade Texas Division. He also served in various capacities and roles with the Chambers County Historical Commission.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters Dorothy Perkins, Katie Mae Edleman, Fannie Standley and Corine Read; and his brother Fred Howard Standley. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sons John Standley of Double Bayou and Tyson Stubbs of Killeen; his daughter Brooke Stubbs of Killeen; his grandchildren Seth Standley, Christian Thompson, Dylan, Kohner and Kolton Stubbs; his brother Alva Standley of Double Bayou; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to gather with the family beginning at 10am on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Avenue S. in Anahuac. A funeral service will begin at 11am with Bro Mark Pagels, officiating. A private graveside service and committal will be held in Standley Cemetery in Double Bayou.

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

Peace

Floyd V. Peace, 91, of Liberty, Texas passed peacefully from this life on Friday, March 15, 2019 after a tough battle with heart failure.

He was born on April 8, 1927 to Henry Martin Peace and Bertha Elizabeth Cheney Peace in Colmesneil, Texas. Floyd eased into the next glorious life quietly as Gilbert Jones was reading 23 Psalms to him by his bedside.

Floyd, formerly of Colmesneil, Texas came to work in Liberty in 1945 to make a step up with the Texas Highway Dept. where he was a draftsman Engineer Tech V, retiring at the age of 55. He made a good life here and participated in both of his children’s activities and lives and enjoyed his friends, scouting, and neighborhood parties, church, Masons and deer hunting.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, settlers of a community named Emilee or later known as Colmesneil, and spent his entire youth on the farm. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Margie James Peace; his son Kenneth Peace of Liberty; his three step-brothers; two natural brothers, Martin Peace of Irving, Texas, and Wayne Peace of Pasadena, Texas and son-in-law Bobby Kersh.

He leaves behind his daughter, Glenda Kersh of Liberty; three grandchildren Robert Kersh and wife Christina of Hardin, Amanda Key and husband Josh of Liberty and Jeannette Roy; his great-grandchildren Kenny, Christiane, Travis, and Taylor.

Friends are invited to visit with the family 5pm – 8pm on Monday, March 18, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10am, March 19, 2019 at Allison Funeral Service with a Masonic ceremony by Liberty Lodge AF & AM #48 with our dear friend and chaplain, Jon Cregor of Kindred Hospice officiating. A masonic graveside ceremony will be held 1:30pm at Ebenezer Cemetery on 256 E. in Colmesneil.
Floyd had several people who helped make his last days memorable and enjoyable: Charles Rodgers, neighbor, of Liberty; his caregiver Darlene Wheeler, whom he adored, neighbors, Meals on Wheels, and the team who took care of him from Hospice and his dear friend Dolly, who never failed to call and encourage him.

Shaver

Fred Edward Shaver, 70, of Dayton passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at home.

He was born August 30, 1948 in Leesville, Texas to parents Joe Floyd Shaver and Frances Janie Brister Shaver. 

Fred was a longtime resident of Dayton and had previously lived in Gonzales County.  He attended Calvary Baptist Church for the past two years.  He was active in the Dayton Young Farmers and Texas Association of Young Farmers.  He was a lifetime member of the HLSR, the HLSR Operations Committee, and Liberty Elks Lodge.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and most of all being with his family.  Fred was a heavy equipment operator, was in the hay business and will be remembered as being a great man and caring friend.  He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. 

Fred was preceded in death by his father, Joe Shaver; brother, Floyd Shaver; sister, Terry Dale Price and stepfather, Robert Steed.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years Sharon Ubnoskye Shaver of Dayton; his mother, Janie Steed; daughter, Debbie Cormier and husband Jason; son, Donny Shaver and wife Destiny; grandchildren, Ryan Cormier, Faith Cormier, Mindy Shaver, Brittany Shaver, Tyler Shaver, Caydyn Shaver, Jacelyn Traeger and Abby Ivey; sister, Diann Heckman and husband Carl; also numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. 

Services for Fred will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Davis officiating. Interment will follow at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery in Eastgate. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Ubnoskye, Jason Rogers, Cory Ripkowski, Danny Fabre, Tim Otto and Johnny Minx.  Honorary pallbearers are his 8 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Dayton Young Farmers Scholarship Fund at PO BOX 2373, Dayton, Texas 77535.

Cox

Larry Phillip Cox, 54, of Hull passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Larry was born May 27, 1964, in Mullins, SC to George Larry Cox and Camille Dunn Deason. He worked as a pipefitter in the oilfield industry and lived most of his life in the Hull area. He never met a stranger and made friends with everyone he came across and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

Larry is preceded in death by his father, George Larry Cox; son, Phillip Kelby Cox; sister, Julie Guinn; and step-father, Dwayne Deason. 

Those left to cherish his memory is his mother, Camille Deason of Hull; daughters, Kelsea Michelle Cox, and Kayle Allyse Cox, both of Raywood; brother, Robert Wayne Dunn and wife Robin of Pilot Point, TX; sister, Terresa Dawn Irby of Hull; brother-in-law, Joel Guinn of Mansfield, TX; grandchildren, Kolby Brice Cox, and Caleb Raloyd Gabriel; special niece, Alecia Renee' Dorman of Lumberton; great-niece, Reagan Nicole Whittlesey; and a host of numerous nieces, nephews, and loving friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Larry's family and friends will be Friday, March 15, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Faith and Family Funeral Services. 

Honoring Larry as pallbearers will be Chance Dorman, J.P. Ellis, Kyle Rogers, and David Rogers.

To send flowers to the family of Larry Phillip Cox, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

 

Wiggins

Larry Evan Wiggins Sr, 50, of Hardin, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont surrounded by his loving family.

Larry was born on May 28, 1968, in Blythe, CA to Belton and Cecelia Chambers Wiggins. He lived in the Hardin area most of his life and worked as a contractor for J. Hughes, Inc. Larry enjoyed a good conversation and was always encouraging. He loved his family and was proud of all of his children. If Larry wasn't given someone a hard time, picking, and teasing, then you knew that something was wrong. He was an excellent life teacher and always spoke the truth, no matter how difficult it was to hear, but he would also give the shirt off his back if you needed it. Larry loved his motorcycle, he found his peace and serenity while taking a ride. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandmother, Eulalora Johnson; grand-daughter, Hazel Raelynn Harwell; sister, Cindia Wiggins; and cousins, Terry Wiggins and Rose Wiggins. 

Those left to cherish his memory are daughters, Victoria Renee' Wiggins-Owens and husband Austin of Splendora, TX, Veronica Rose Wiggins of North Carolina, and Violet Rayne Wiggins-Harwell and husband Kyle of Hardin; son, Larry Evan Wiggins Jr of Splendora, TX; sisters, Lisa Foster-Smith of Houston, and Melissa Wiggins Gray of Smithville, TX; and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Robbie Jackson. A gathering of Larry's family and friends will also be Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. 

Honoring Larry as pallbearers are Larry Wiggins Jr, Kyle Harwell, Austin Owens, Billy Wiggins, Curtis Wiggins, Alan Harryman, and Rodney Pilgreen.

To send flowers to the family of Larry Evan Wiggins Sr., please visit Tribute Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.  40847 Hwy 105 E, Batson, TX 77519. (936) 336-2222 or (936) 262-2100.
"Earning your trust one family at a time"

 

Perry

Wanda Carol Crist Perry, 64, of Dayton passed away peacefully March 8, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  She was born April 9, 1954 in Conneaut, Ohio to parents Ralph and Irma Lucille Crist. 

Service for Mrs. Perry will be 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until service time at 6:00 p.m.


Wanda was born and raised in Ohio.  She had lived in Dayton for the past ten years and had previously lived in Houston.  Wanda enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Christmas was her favorite time of year and she especially liked baking and preparing for the holiday. She enjoyed camping, and spending time outdoors. She was a proud, patriotic American and enjoyed politics and following current political events. She held a special place in her heart for the sacrifices made by the men and women serving in the military and law enforcement protecting the Freedom of our country.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Stephen Crist and sister, Brenda Phillips.  Wanda is survived by her son, Eric Perry and wife Christine of Dayton; granddaughter, Katrina Perry of New Caney; brothers, Tom Crist and wife Lillie of Houston and Brian Crist and wife Carmie of Lacoochee, FL; also, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

De Los Reyes

Hannah Faye Elise De Los Reyes, 27, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 8, 2019 at her home.

She was born on February 12, 1992 in Baytown, Texas to Valentin De Los Reyes, Jr. and Stephanie Lynnette Ainsworth and graduated from Barbers Hill High School in 2010.

Hannah was a free spirit who enjoyed writing, listening to music, watching the VICE channel and Stranger Things, one of her many favorites on Netflix. She cherished all of her siblings and loved nothing more than spending time with friends and family. Hannah was a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend to many who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Although her life here on earth was short, she touched many with her vibrant smile and caring heart.

Hannah was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents Jack and Laverne Ainsworth; her fraternal great-grandmother Hermina Rodriguez; her fraternal grandfather Valentin De Los Reyes, Sr.; and her stepfather Karl Totzer, Jr. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother Stephanie Lynnette Ainsworth Totzer; her father Valentin De Los Reyes and wife Crystal; her siblings Cameron, Valentin, III, Jack, Matteo, Mason, Chesney, Chance and Jake; her stepparents Bryan and Cory Strange; her grandparents Terry and Rachelle Ainsworth, Claudia and Doug Hamilton, Kay and Pudge Willcox and Pearl Rodriguez; her niece Leah Strange; her cousins Christina Bibb and children Layla and Liam; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Valentin De Los Reyes, III, Matteo De Los Reyes, Jesse Hernandez, Manuel De Los Reyes, Pedro Torres and Daniel Carranza, Jr.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Rev Ryan Tremmel officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery

Harwell

Hazel Raelynn Harwell, infant daughter of Kyle and Violet Harwell, of Hardin, gained her angel wings Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center.

Hazel was born January 17, 2019, in Kingwood, TX and since that day she laughed and smiled throughout her short time here and brought joy and happiness to everyone that got to meet her. 

She is preceded in death by her fraternal great-grandmother, Betty Harwell; maternal great-grandmother, Cecelia Chambers; and uncle, Dusty Beasley. 

Those left to cherish her memory are parents, Kyle and Violet Wiggins Harwell of Hardin; grandparents, Robert and Lora Harwell of Hardin, Larry Wiggins of Hardin, Vanessa Boland of Splendora, Chiante Martin of Hardin, and Eugene Gibbs of Hardin; great-grandfather, Jimmy Harwell of Hardin; uncles, Thomas and Shayla Harwell, Zach Harwell, John Berry, James Berry, David Graves, Ernie Graves, William Robinson, Ivis Graves, Kyle Cubbison, all of Hardin, Bubba Wiggins, and Austin Owens of Splendora; aunts, Chasity Harwell, Cassidy Harwell, Katherine Martin, all of Hardin, Victoria Owens of Splendora, and Veronica Wiggins of North Carolina; great-aunts, Kassandra Wilkerson and husband Saul, and Sarah Fillingame and husband Justin, both of Hardin, and a host of loving friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Hardin United Methodist Church with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. A gathering of Hazel's family and friends will also be Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the church. 

Honoring sweet Hazel as pallbearers are her father, Kyle Harwell, and grandfather, Robert Harwell.


To send flowers to the family of Hazel Raelynn Harwell, please visit  Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Ott

John Paul Ott, 87, of Dayton, Texas passed away February 28, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  

He was born December 13, 1931 at the Ott Hotel in Liberty, Texas to parents, Charlie and Eugenia Linney Ott. The Ott Hotel was owned by his grandmother and he spent much of his childhood there.  

John Paul graduated from Dayton High School where he was active in FFA and football.  He married, raised two sons and was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  Upon leaving the service he graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.  He joined Houston Lighting and Power Company in 1962 where he progressed through corporate management.  Upon his retirement from HL&P he continued raising and racing quarter horses which was a lifelong passion.

John Paul is survived by family and friends and was buried in a private service at Linney Cemetery in Dayton. Arrangements were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Epperson

Jean LaDelle Epperson, 92, of  Liberty County in the  Old River–Winfree, area passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019. 

She was born January 12, 1927 in Houston, Texas to parents Thomas Marvin Epperson and Marguerite Mitchell Epperson.  

Memorial service for Mrs. Epperson will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.  

Jean was a longtime resident of the Old River-Winfree area in Liberty County after moving from Houston.  She taught special education in Baytown for over 35 years.  Mrs. Epperson wrote books on genealogy and history and was very active in the DAR. Jean was a patron of the arts and historical societies in Liberty County.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Desiree McGinty Powers and brother, Roland Harris.  She is survived by her husband of 3 years Sheldon Kindall of El Lago, Texas; children, Mia Colleen McGinty Cummings and Marla McGinty Trahan and husband Joe; grandchildren, Shannon Tilton, LaDelle Maez,  Clay Cummings and Charles Drost; six great-grandchildren; brother, Jon Harris; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Chambliss

Dan Chambliss, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, March 5 in Baytown, TX.  

He was born in Anahuac, TX to parents Jack Edward Chambliss and Audrey Jean Chambliss. As the youngest of three children, Dan was full of life, both clever and mischievous.

Dan earned his Bachelors of Business Administration from Southwest Texas University in San Marcos. Dan was sharp and extremely intelligent. He went on to hold managerial roles in various organizations, including Long John Silver’s, Wendy’s and O’Reily’s. Dan had an extremely solid work ethic and excelled in his roles throughout his career. Dan understood the value of the dollar and the importance of saving. Some could tease that he likely still owns the first dollar he ever earned.

Countless hours of looking up to his father, Jack, and learning to fish and hunt resulted in a lifelong love and respect for guns. Dan has an astounding gun collection and thoroughly enjoyed shooting.

Dan met his wife Holli while managing at Long John’s in 1993. While Holli was always his favorite employee, they worked side-by-side for a couple years before starting a relationship. Holli and Dan married in Las Vegas July 4, 2000. It was obvious to all that spent time around Dan and Holli, that Dan absolutely adored his wife. As Dan shared his love of fishing with Holli, he would call her the “Croaker Queen” because she managed to catch more fish than him. The two were inseparable and enjoyed taking regular trips to Las Vegas and attending art shows and festivals in various cities.

Dan will be greatly missed and remembered by his loved ones. Dan is survived by his wife Holli Chambliss; his stepchildren Will and Sabrina Dillard and Shane and Dena Fisher; his 5 grandchildren, Raven, Gavin, Jay-Cee, Emma and Hayes; his brother Barney Chambliss; and his sister Jackie “Cissy” Closson. Dan was preceded in death by his father Jack Edward Chambliss and his mother Audrey Jean Chambliss.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, TX.

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

Barrow

Ms. Dolly Angelique Barrow passed away peacefully on February 16, 2019 in Houston, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Dolly was preceded in death by her parents, Solomon Wesley Barrow and Laviana “Sunny” Barrow.  She is survived by her sister, Bertha “Bibi” Barrow McDonald and brother-in-law, Robert Richard McDonald, her brother, Solomon Wesley Barrow, Jr., and her nephews, Travis Richard McDonald and Solomon Wesley Barrow III.  Dolly’s family would like to thank Dolly’s longtime friend, Pat Calvachio, for taking care of Dolly during her illness. 

Dolly was born in Beaumont, Texas on September 13, 1953.  She attended Longfellow Elementary School, Stephen F. Austin Middle School, and Beaumont High School.  While in Beaumont High School, she was a member of Purple Queens, Tri-H-Y, Beaumont High School News, and she was a Pine Burr Beauty runner up  and selected as one of the Senior Class Favorites.  She was a princess in the Neches River Festival and a Beaumont Symphony League debutante. She attended the University of Texas and majored in Elementary Education.  Then, she worked as a teacher’s aide, model, and a travel agent. 

Dolly loved children and animals.  She didn’t have any children, but she loved teaching children, especially English to Spanish-speaking children (Dolly was bilingual in Spanish).  In addition, she loved animals, and she often adopted stray cats or dogs from various animal shelters in Houston. Her pets were her constant companions.

A graveside service for Dolly will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Jackson Cemetery, Farm to Market 562/Smith Point Road in Double Bayou, near Anahuac, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Houston Humane Society. 

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

Lampson

Mary Ann Lampson, 87, of Dayton, Texas, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 3, 2019.

She was born September 3, 1931 in Victoria, Texas to Henry and Mary Jurek Schoener.

After graduating from Nazareth Academy in Victoria, Texas, Mary Ann met the love of her life while working in Houston. She and John Lampson married December 28, 1952 and moved their family to Eastgate in 1963. After taking time off to raise their five children, she went to work for Upjohn Health Care Services.

She will always be remembered for her kind heart, helping hands, and warm smile. Mary Ann was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who created a loving home. She was a true servant who willingly served her community from church bazaars, baking kolaches to Lenten fish fries. She was a homemaker and well-known for her made from scratch desserts. Mary Ann loved her family, gardening, dancing, fishing, and her Houston sports teams. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was also a member of the Shepherd Staff and Catholic Daughters.

In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, son Stephen Lampson, sisters Betty Jo Tucker and Jean Zak, and grandson Lane Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Lampson of Houston and partner Ralph Gardner of Canyon Lake, sons Michael Lampson and wife Misty of Huntsville, Mark Lampson and wife Carolyn of Kerrville, and John Paul Lampson and wife Katy of Huntsville; grandchildren Randi Griffin and husband Volney, Ryan Lampson, Matt and Jared Lampson and Hannah Hendricks, James and John Lampson, Ty and Trey Smith; great-grandchild Amelia Griffin, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. 

All services will be at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. with a Rosary to follow. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Her family would like to thank Altus Hospice Care and the devoted nurses Julie, Mona and LeNelda, and numerous friends for their loyal support during this time. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church or the Lane Smith Memorial Fund at First Financial Bank of Huntsville, Texas.

Jordan

Robert Eugene Jordan, 72, of Woodville, formerly of Batson, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Harbor Hospice in Houston. 

Mr. Jordan was born August 23, 1946, to the late Murray and  Dicie Birge Jordan in Batson. In July of 1968, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served his country and earn many awards and metals until July of 1974 when he received an Honorable discharged and came back to the Batson area where he lived most of his life. 

Mr. Jordan is preceded in death by his parents; his precious wife, Teresa Jordan; brother, Carl Jordan; and sisters, Caroline Soileau and Vada. 

Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Douglas Jordan and wife Wendy of Beaumont, and Vernon Jordan of Batson; brother, Jerry Jordan of Batson; sisters, Jennifer Jordan of Houston, Sandra Kerr of Atascocita, and Anita Kunkle of Houston; grandchildren, Reagan Jordan, Caleb Jordan, Magen Jordan, and Mallory Jordan; great-grandchild, Keilan Jones Jr, and a host of loving friends and extended family. 

A memorial service of remembrance with Military Honors will be Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. with Reverend Robin Zaruba officiating at Faith & Family Chapel. A gathering of Mr. Jordan's family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.

To send flowers to the family of Robert Eugene Jordan, please visit Tribute Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

"Earning your trust one family at a time"

Herbert

Virgil Lee Herbert, 85, of Liberty, Texas passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at his residence in Spring, Texas.

He was born on September 1, 1933 to Robert Edward Lee Herbert and Mary Ann Ziegelt Herbert.

In 1951, Virgil joined the United States Navy. He served his country proudly in the Korean War. After he was honorably discharged from the service he worked for over forty years as a Tow Truck Driver. He had a few jobs in-between but he always came back to wrecker service. He enjoyed the job and helping people. Virgil loved his family, friends and neighbors. He was an old soul and had a wonderful sense of humor. He liked to fish. In his spare time, Virgil enjoyed watching the Astros play and tinkering around on his lawn mower. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lucy Herbert; son Terry Herbert; grandson Trey William White and sister Dorothy Mae McMahan. He leaves behind to cherish his memory daughters Barbara A. Benavides and husband John, Judy Lynn Sullivan; son Robert Eugene Herbert; sister Marylee Marek; granddaughters Kelly Richardson, Jennifer McBride and husband Draper, Cassie Murphy and husband James; grandsons Brian White, Dylan Herbert, Ken Herbert and wife Stefanie. In addition he leaves behind his dog Suzie and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Allen Tenorio, Lorenzo Tenorio, Ken Herbert, Mark Cooke and Jeff Sullivan. Honorary Pallbearer is Bill Harlan.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1pm-2pm on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service. A graveside service will immediately follow in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.
Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Hawkes

Ruby Katherine “Kitty” Hawkes, 89, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. 

She was born February 7, 1930 in Port Lavaca, Texas to parents, Eugene and Lilly Cleveland.  

Services for Mrs. Hawkes will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends 8:00 a.m. until service time at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Pace-Stancil.  Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.

Katherine was a loving wife and mother.  She was baptized a Jehovah’s Witness in 1967 and loved working in the ministry.  She took pride in becoming a Pioneer.  She loved being a grandmother to all of her many grandchildren.  She enjoyed cooking, no one made rolls like Kitty and none of her kids can make them like she did.  Kitty loved her flowers, gardening, canning and sewing.    Her yard sales were special to her because she got to meet so many new people.  She loved all animals.  She liked to go fishing when Don would take her, she out fished him, so he didn’t take her much.  She was also proud to be Aunt Kitty or Kitty Kat by her many nieces and nephews that she loved very much.  

The biggest thing about Katherine was she had a heart of gold when it came to anyone.  She was an all-around care taker to everyone. She will be greatly missed.  

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Laura A Putzke, brother Arthur Cleveland, sister Margaret McDonald, and great grandchild Jared Hulsey.  She is survived by husband of 67 years, Donald C. Hawkes, Sr.; children, Donald C. Hawkes, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Brenda J. Hawkes, David A. Hawkes and wife Kathleen, Pamela A. Swindell, Kathy L. Poole and husband Lance, and Douglas W. Hawkes and wife Debi; sisters and brothers, Ernestine Fagg and husband Ray, Willet Cleveland and wife Rosalie, Billy Gene Cleveland, Paul E. Cleveland and  wife Ethel, Betty Trojcak, Jimmy Cleveland and wife Lucille, and Wayne Cleveland and wife Debbie; seventeen grandchildren; twenty eight great-grandchildren, and five great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Johnston

Clifford Eugene Johnston, 82, of Baytown and formerly of Dayton, Texas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 9, 1936 in Monroe, Louisiana to Ernest Guy and Josephine Luton Johnston.

Cliff worked as a millwright for Enterprise Products from 1974 until his retirement in 1992. After retiring, he began working for Miller Transporters as a truck driver. He and his wife Marianne traveled the lower 48 states together while enjoying his new career.

Cliff was a loving, soft-hearted gentle soul. He was social, yet laid back and easy going, someone who never met a stranger. Cliff’s favorite way to greet friends was to say, “Hello Pawtna”. He pursued many interests like collecting trucks and tools from garage sales and flea markets. Cliff liked to tinker with his tools and was overly protective of his garage and tool collection. In his younger years, he really enjoyed participating in the trail rides and sporting his own wagons and gear. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents; and his stepson Benny Lee Fuller, Jr. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 27 years Marianne Johnston; his children Clifford E. Johnston, Jr. and wife Rena of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Rev. Houston G. Johnston and wife Debbie of Vanderbilt, Texas, Chris Johnston and wife Veta of Beach City, Texas, Leslie E. Johnston of Palacios, Texas, Joy Beth Balderama of Houston, Texas and Leann F. McDaniel and husband Troy of Weatherford, Texas; his fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his brothers Frank Johnston and John Johnston; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Houston Johnston, II, Jesslie Johnston, Troy McDaniel, Jr., Joshua McDaniel, Tristan Cox, Cameron Cox and Troy McDaniel, Sr. Honorary pallbearer will be Richard Plasaj.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Friday, March 1, 2019, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the funeral home, with Rev. Houston Johnston officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Wallace

Scott Earl Wallace, Jr., 79, of Dayton passed away February 24, 2019 in Baytown, Texas. 

He was born January 11, 1940 in Santa Anna, Texas to parents Scott Earl Wallace, Sr. and Mary Hoopes Wallace.

Service for Mr. Wallace will be Friday, March 1, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeff Hiett officiating.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Pruitt, Darren Pruitt, Cameron Boyd, Austin Whisman, Brian Sigle, Chad Ferguson, Donnie Fox and Richey Staley.

Scott had lived in Dayton for the past 34 years.  He retired from Brown & Root – Halliburton after many years of faithful service.  He had been an active member of the Masonic Lodge – Grand Lodge of Mississippi since 1982.   Scott enjoyed fishing and hunting in his free time.  After he retired, he spent his time with his family and neighbors.  He was always driving around to check on his daughters and all his grandchildren.

Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by his parents, wife Patsy Hodges Wallace and sister Barbara Fox.  He is survived by his wife of six years, Lyubov Wallace; daughters and their spouses, Rhonda Campbell and Dale; Amber Boyd and Johnny Reed, Becky Johnson and Will; grandchildren and their spouses, Lindsay Campbell and Bradley Crocker, Cameron Boyd and Heather Broyles, Tara Johnson and Bryon Lewis, Shelby Whisman and Austin, Heidi Johnson, and Morgan Johnson; ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Susanne Young; Margaret Staley and Rick, Janenne Gracey and Mark; sisters-in-law, Peggy Pruitt and Tommy and Barbara Davenpor

Pike

Clarence Lelan Pike, Jr. 72 of Baytown passed away, Friday February 22, 2019 in Baytown, Harris County, Texas, after a lengthy illness.

He was in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas to his parents Clarence Lelan Pike, Sr. and Emma Lee Schram Pike. 

Clarence had been a resident of Baytown for the past five years and had lived in Dayton for 30 years prior to moving to Baytown. He served his country as a United States Marine. Clarence owned and operated Lee’s Electric in Dayton for many years. He was a driven, hard-working man.  Clarence loved being on the water, he built his own shrimp boat and spent many hours shrimping.  He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Clarence loved his dogs. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; his sons, Aaron Pike and Adam Pike; daughter, Shiloh Hightower and brother, Leroy Pike.

 Clarence is survived by his wife of 35 years, Trisha Pike; daughter Shawna Stanford; brother, James Pike and wife, Carolyn; sisters, Linda Miller and husband, Allen and Kay McIntosh; grandchildren; Zane Weston, Rowan Weston, Pierce Weston, Sarah Dusenberry and husband, Malachi, Joseph Hightower, Matthew Lucas, Jacob Pike, and Cara Pike; great-grandchildren, Theo and T. J. Dusenberry, Daynaca Hightower, and one-on-the-way; also his fur-babies, Wookie, Shuggy and Loo; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

 

Redden

Hilda Ann Redden, 73, of Devers, Texas, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at her home.

She was born on January 12, 1946 in Port Arthur, Texas to Wilson David and Dorothy Ruth Blackwell Ardoin.
Hilda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was a devoted caregiver, always taking care of others more than herself. Hilda owned and operated the Cajun County Florist, a small flower shop run from the family’s barn for several years. Each year at Easter, she would make a huge family Easter basket to display and she kept a small Christmas tree up year-round. Hilda pursued many interests some of which included playing Bingo, cards, gambling on the slot machines and her favorite of all was shopping. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Hilda was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father Cleo Redden; her sister Diane McGalin; her best friend Lena Ruth Dement; and two grandchildren. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 60 years Doyce Redden; her son Roy Allen Redden and wife Jennifer Ray of Devers; her daughter Sissy Jordan of Anahuac; her six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; her sister Debra Morris and husband Joe of Booneville, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Larry Allen McGalin, Derryll McGalin, Chantry Morris, Daniel Daley, Michael Ricks and Caleb Ricks. Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Szymborski, Trey Jordan, Lewis Penrod and Randy Jordan.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 2pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 3pm, with Aaron Ricks officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Limerick

Teresa Limerick, known by her family as Mema, was one of the most loving women on earth.  She always had a smile on her face and usually walked around humming church hymns.

Teresa spent 91 years, 10 months, and 6 wonderful days on this earth.  She was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on Easter Sunday, April 17, 1927.  She enjoyed being outdoors with her siblings, parents and grandparents either working in the fields or running up and down the beaches.  Teresa met the “first love of her life”, James Watson, in 1942 before he joined the Army.  He was honorably discharged after multiple injuries, and in 1945 they married and started their family, having 4 children, James (Jimbo), Anne, Barbara, and Charles (Chuck).  They enjoyed the outdoors, raising bird dogs, and cooking hogs in a pit dug in the yard (which is still a family tradition to this day).  At the young Age of 46, James passed away.  Three years later she met the “second love of her life”, David Limerick, and in 1973 moved to his hometown of Anahuac, Texas.  They often traveled to Louisiana to the Limerick family farm where they spent much of their retirement after all the kids were grown and starting their own families. She enjoyed riding in that old blue dodge truck looking for cows, watching the alligators in the bayou behind the house, and shopping all the flea markets.

She loved watching her grandchildren grow up raising animals, perform in rodeos, football games, beach days, fishing and making real North Carolina cobbler with the blackberries they picked on summer mornings.

She told everyone she knew of her love for her family and God.  She was an accomplished artist, loved cooking, shopping at Macys, and talking to friends and family about the good old days.  Church was very important to her throughout her life and she especially loved decorating the church and her home for Christmas. 

Teresa always looked on the bright side of all situations; she was the definition of unconditional love, and never gave up her will to live.  She truly spent her entire life devoted to God and her family, and if you knew her, you were her family, and she loved you.

Teresa was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, husbands James and David, three brothers, and eldest son Jimbo.  She is survived by her children, Anne and David Martin, Barbara and Mark Hainley, and Chuck and Missy Watson; Grandchildren, Chris and Cortney Watson, Kelly O’Banion, Catherine and Bobby Roggenbuck, Adam Hainley and Daniel Catalan, Jeremy  and Krysta Watson, Leanne Martin, Kandi and Travis Thornton, David Watson, and Dalvin Whittington; Great grandchildren, Christopher O’Banion, Travis Watson, Jonathan O’Banion, Baylee and Brooke Watson, Will, Anna Claire and Luke Roggenbuck, Remi Thornton, and Riley Jack and Lanie Watson, and numerous friends and extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Anahuac, Texas, with visitation at two o’clock in the afternoon and services beginning at three o’clock.

Her family wishes to thank the staff of Bayside Clinic, Bayside Community Hospital, and the Anahuac Emergency Corp for their kindness and the wonderful care she received.  And to the countless friends who are holding us up with prayers and love, you are such a blessing at this difficult time.

Owens

Roger Dale Owens, Sr., 68, of Crosby, Texas, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 in Baytown, Texas.

He was born on June 14, 1950 in Knifley, Kentucky to Elvis and Virgie Price Owens. Roger graduated from Montgomery High School in 1968 where he played quarterback on their football team. After graduation, he attended Purdue University before joining the military. Roger proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He became an MP for the Army while serving.

Roger a hard worker and always very driven. He worked as a truck driver for many years and most recently for Honey Solutions out of Baytown for more than 10 years.

Roger was also affectionately known as “Pappy” or “Homer” to many. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Pappy enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always a very social man, who could talk to anyone and never meeting a stranger. Pappy was an avid Purdue fan and he enjoyed watching NFL football. He pursued other interests such as collecting John Deere tractors, watching the History channel and anything that pertained to the Civil War. Pappy will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; his son Roger Dale Owens, Jr.; and his sister who passed away the day before him, Connie Sue Biddle, He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 36 years Gloria Roche Owens; his children Ricky Dale Owens of Liberty, Jamie Dale Owens and wife Seba of Eastgate, Jackie Joe Smith and wife Tina on Raymond, New Hampshire and Clinton Scott Smith of Winnie; his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings David, Ann, Ed, Travis, Margie, Billy, James and Jerry; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Thorndyke, Ricky Dale Owens,II, Mason Owens, Jason Owens, Billy Owens and Travis Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Smith, Dave Owens, Jimmy Owens and Jerry Owens.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home with Bro Jeff Day officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall, 2315 TX-146 in Dayton.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s honor to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or by visiting https://donate3.cancer.org

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

Blackburn

Imagene Dingler Blackburn went to her eternal home on February 23, 2019. 

Jean was born January 7, 1929 to Lena and Raymond Dingler in Poyner, Tx.  In 1948 she met the love of her life Virgil “Blackie” Blackburn and, after a short courtship, married.  A Texas nomad early in her marriage, she soon settled in Liberty County with her two daughters Linda and Jenny.  After being a stay at home mom, Jean entered the workforce in the 1960’s. She enjoyed a variety of jobs from fabric store clerk to working at local financial institutions, Liberty County Federal Savings and Loan and Southeastern Savings and Loan.  Jean made many an Easter, prom, wedding dress and business suit; loving to sew was not only a passion but a talent.  An avid collector of Snow Village, she provided displays for her local community and hours of fun for her great grandchildren.  Jean was a faithful member of the Liberty Church of Christ for many years. Sunday school lessons and celebration of her faith filled many a Sunday morning and afternoon for her.

Durwood Dingler and Louie Dingler and wife Geri Dingler.  She is survived by her daughters, Linda Harris (Larry) and Jenny Senter (Bob), grandchildren Laura Harris Ressler (Richard), Leanne Harris Strickland (Jason), Lindsey Scoggins (Avi Levy), Leslie Scoggins Gandy (Rob), Shelby Scoggins, and Clark Senter, great grandchildren Luke and Elizabeth Ressler, Logan and Lanie Strickland, and Sloane and Griffin Gandy, brother Marion Dingler and wife Alice, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pall bearers are Jacob Cantu, Rob Gandy, Richard Ressler, Clark Senter, Shannon Smith, Phillip Strickhausen, and Jason Strickland.  Honorary pall bearers are the Elders of the Liberty Church of Christ. 

Funeral Services were Tuesday, February 25th at the Liberty Church of Christ at 10 am with internment at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lakata Club Scholarship Fund, 107 W Young Street, Dayton Texas 77535.

Dillard

Lavinia Dillard, 88 of Dayton passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 in Dayton.  

She was born September 27, 1930 in Dayton to parents Roy and Vera Robinson Stubbs.  

Services for Lavinia will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 25, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heirlawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening at Pace-Stancil. Serving as pallbearers will be Tooter Dillard, Cade Dillard, Kevin Dillard, Marlee Dillard, Mike Tilton, Grant Tilton, Christopher Dillard and Blaine Rogers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Brazil, Mike Potez, Leo Gates, Roland “Shug” Robinson, Leonard Shipman, Stuart Marcus, Tyler Ericson, Randy Thomas and Floyd Rhodes

Mrs. Dillard was a lifelong resident of Dayton where she went to Dayton High School.   She was a founding member of the South Dayton Baptist Church.  Lavinia loved her church and was a loyal member.  She loved cooking and spending time with her family.  She enjoyed watching the Cowboys.  

Lavinia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, H.G. “Sonny” Dillard, sister Esther Gates, brother Bo Stubbs and twin grandsons. She is survived by daughter, Barbara Tilton and husband James of Dayton; sons, Tony Dillard and wife Jan of Dayton and Glyn Dillard and wife Kerry of Devers; grandchildren, Tooter Dillard, Kevin Dillard, Mike Tilton, Brandy Dillard, Marlee Dillard, and Shanna Ericson; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Louise Vyoral; special friend, Queenie Andress who was a wonderful gift from God; also numerous other relatives and friends. 

Murphy

Melton B. ‘Lucky’ Murphy, 72, of Raywood, Texas passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Melton B. ‘Lucky’ Murphy, 72, of  Raywood, Texas passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 9, 1946 in Pasadena, Texas to MB Murphy and Alice Pearl Kuykendall Murphy.

Lucky worked for over thirty years as an Oil Field engineer at Schlumberger. The last several years, he has worked at Baytown Sand & Clay and Allison Funeral Service. He was a graduate of Liberty Highschool, class of 1964. Lucky served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and has been an active member of the Nolan D. Pickett VFW Post 5621 and Dayton American Legion Post 512. Lucky was an amazing man with a strong work ethic. He loved his family especially his grandchildren. He was a history buff and enjoyed sharing his knowledge of all things military. Lucky loved talking to people. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed swapping stories. Always leaving others with a smile. In his spare time you could find him watching John Wayne movies and clicking the TV remote to change the channel. He was someone you could depend on and trust. Lucky will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Lucky was preceded in death by his parents and sister Glenda Pearl Murphy.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of fifty one years, Linda Johnson Murphy; son David Murphy; daughter Melissa Whittaker and husband Timothy; son Alan Murphy and wife Kim; sisters Laura Moore and husband Douglas and Shanna Bonvillian. In addition, he leaves grandsons Charles Dwayne Whittaker, Jett Tyler Murphy, Dakota Bryan Whittaker, Bryan Tyler Murphy; granddaughters Alana Reed Murphy, Brooklyn Taylor Murphy; great-grandson Easton Scott Henderson and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Charles Whittaker, Dakota Whittaker, Jett Murphy, David Murphy, Timothy Whittaker and Ray Smith. Honorary pallbearers are David Allison, Judge Ronnie Davis, Bryan Murphy, John Fisher, Ray Chenault, Jimbo Arnold, Wayne Hardin, Tommy Chase, Brian Bendele, Jr. McMillen and Schlumberger employees. Chaplin David Cross will be officiating. 

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5-8pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held 2pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.

A word of tribute and/or condolence can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Thomas

Isaiah graced the world with his presence on August 16, 2016 to his wonderful and loving parents Tyra Ramirez and Anthony Thomas. 

Isaiah Anthony Thomas, age 2, began resting in the arms of angels on Saturday morning, February 16, 2019. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Isaiah had touched in some small way throughout his brief, yet memorable life.

He was a Paw Patrol enthusiast who understood the theme of "no job is too big, no pup is too small." Although Isaiah was small in stature his heart was big, and his smile was even bigger. He was the light that shined for anyone he encountered and brought joy to all that surrounded him.

Isaiah enjoyed anything educational, especially being able to go see Ms. Candice (Aunt Candy) on a daily basis at school. Aunt Candy embraced Isaiah like he was her own, and had a special way of getting him to come out of his shell. He loved to watch cartoons, Puppy Dog Pals was at the top of the list. Isaiah's favorite color was blue, and never had to be coerced into finishing his meals. When music filled his ears he could dance like there was no tomorrow without one care in the world. 

He possessed a great amount of strength, perseverance and an ability to overcome despite the obstacles that were placed before him. 

He is preceded in death by his grandmother Evelyn Ramirez, great grandmother Doris Smith, aunt Tonja Randolph and great uncle John Raymond Smith. 

He leaves, not only to cherish his parents, but his siblings Jamari Thomas, Alanna Thomas, and Christian Thomas, his grandmother Frances Chatlin, his aunt Terra Ramirez, his godparents Keith Booze (Latonia), Natasha Paintsil, Jakorie Batiste, and Ayana Batiste, as well as a host of relatives and friends. 

A visitation will be held Friday, February 22, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.  He will lie-in-state, February 23, 2019, at Turkey Creek Baptist Church; 1600 Wallisville Road, Liberty, Tx., from 9:30am-11:00am;  funeral services will follow at 11:00am.
Rev. Michael Booze is the officiating minister.
Interment – Wells Memorial Cemetery, Ames, Tx.

Clark

Peggy Sue Gibson Clark, 60, of Lumberton passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019. 

She was born April 28, 1958 in Pasadena to parents, Lawrence A. Gibson and Ocey Audrey Martiin.  

Graveside service for Peggy will be 12:30 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2019 at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.  The family will receive friends 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Friday before the service at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brett Massey, Josh Svoboda, Greg Young, Sarah Losolla, Bobby Losolla, Lorenzo Losolla, Garrett Gates, and Jacoby Gibson.

Peggy was a great mother and grandmother.  Most of all she loved her granddaughter, Brittney and loved her family dearly.  She enjoyed everything to do with outdoors and was specifically good at hunting and fishing. Peggy was an amazing cook, loved gardening and also had a love for motorcycles. She was a very hard worker and could make something out of nothing. Peggy had a way of making people smile and could always turn a bad situation good.  She had a passion and love for her animals and had a way of touching everything around her. 

Peggy was preceded in death by her mother, Ocey Scott; her son, Holton Kennedy, III; sisters, Connie McCants and Debbie Burt.  She is survived by son, Colby Landrum; grandchild, Brittney Landrum; father, Lawrence Gibson and wife Vernna; sister, Pat Massey; brother, Larry Gibson and wife Pam; also numerous other relatives and friends

Haidusek

Shirley D. Meacham Haidusek passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 15, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 80 years old.

Shirley was one of five girls and one brother born to Alfred E. and Wilda Meacham. In 1957 she graduated from Dayton High School, where she played basketball and was the FFA Sweetheart. She worked as an airline stewardess before marrying her classmate, Charles Haidusek, in 1959. Once Charles completed his service in the U.S. Navy, they moved back to Dayton and began a rice farming business. Shirley worked as a secretary for DISD Superintendent Lloyd Gilbert, then worked in the DISD tax office for Bo Robinson. She also owned Dayton Jewelry and Gifts for several years. Shirley served on the city councils in Kenefick and Devers and frequently served as an election judge. She loved history, genealogy, sewing, quilting, reading, and flowers.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Red and Wilda Meacham; her husband, Charles Haidusek; her infant son, Charles Randolph; her brother, Mel Meacham; one sister, Ella Rose Crisp; her niece Cathy McGinty; her nephew Bubba White; and her great-nephew Garrett Haidusek. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Lee Haidusek Chambers, and her husband, Tommy; her son, Charles Andrew “Andy” Haidusek, and his wife, Harrabeth; her grandchildren: Colin King; Andrew Haidusek and his wife, Adrienne; Adrienne Haidusek Adams and her husband, Jeff; Julianne Haidusek; and Andrew Chambers and his wife, Sherry; four great-grandchildren; three sisters: Ouida Hopkins, Wilda McGinty, and Paula Olguin and her husband, Jorge; her husband’s brothers: Paul “Bubba” Haidusek and his wife, Bette, and Donnie Haidusek and his wife, Cathy; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 23, 2019, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 331 Vera Lane in Liberty. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.

Faneros

John Thomas Faneros, 62, of Liberty, Texas passed away suddenly, Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Liberty Dayton Regional Hospital.

He was born on October 1, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee to Thomas K. Faneros and Lucille Marie Puckett Faneros.

John was a truly amazing man. He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife of forty-one years, Debra Faneros. He loved his family and was a very proud husband, father and grandfather. John was a gifted and talented man. He was a sought after carpenter, mechanic, welder, plumber and was always willing to lend a helping hand to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. John was a computer guru and made many friendships playing computer games.

John had a good, kind and very giving spirit. He was a member of Liberty Church of Christ. God blessed him with opportunities that showed what a compassionate man he was and they helped his faith grow deeper. Inside his rugged exterior was a very tender hearted and caring man who rejoiced with others and also cried with others. John will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.

John was preceded in death by his father Thomas K. Faneros; mother Lucille Marie Puckett and step-father Vernon (Mickey) Finn, brother Dale Puckett, and father-in-law Henry Frazier. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife Debra Faneros; sons Bradley Thomas Faneros and Bobby Alan Faneros; brother Alex Faneros and wife Susan; sister Beverly Deiss; mother-in-law Jeraldine Frazier and two treasured grandchildren, Tray Prentice Faneros and Kylie Ann Faneros. In addition, he leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with family from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10am at Liberty Church of Christ, 3201 North Main Street Liberty, Texas. A graveside service will immediately follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in John’s memory to Sunny Glen Children’s Home or your favorite charity.

Sunny Glen Children's Home
P.O. Box 1373, San Benito TX 78586
Tel: 1-956-399-5386
Web: https://sunnyglen.org

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

Selph

Carole Elaine Potts Selph, 78, of Dayton passed away February15, 2019 in Dayton.

She was born January 15, 1941 in Houston, Texas to parents, Claude and Lucille Haynes Potts. 

The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  

Mrs. Selph had been a long time resident of the Liberty and Dayton area. She enjoyed reading and studying the Bible.  Carole was a wonderful mother, wife and grandmother who loved her children and grandchildren.  She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Mrs. Selph was preceded in death by her parents and her sons, Johnny Rumfolo and Ricky Rumfolo; also son-in-law, Donnie Yandle.  She is survived by her husband, David Selph; her children, Anna Rumfolo, Johnnie Lynn Rumfolo, Dorothy Rumfolo, Susan Garduno and husband Isael and Sandra Yandle; numerous grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother, Maurice Potts; sister, Janet Gill Morgan and husband Steve; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Dorn

Dallas Dwight Dorn, 43, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 11, 2019 in Dayton, Texas.

He was born on December 10, 1975 in Grantsville, West Virginia. Dallas was one of five children to Louis and Marilyn Cavanaugh. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend to many.

Dallas pursued a career as an electrician that led him to Mercy Electric, where he worked for many years. He was always very caring and willing to help others when needed, even if it meant giving the shirt off his back. Dallas had several hobbies like hunting, fishing and spending time at the family’s second home in San Leon. He was a spiritual man who was deeply committed to his Bible and knew it well from front to back. Dallas also loved going to church and listening to gospel and contemporary music. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Dallas was preceded in death by his grandfather Dallas Foster; his aunt Alice Godfrey; and his cousin Barry Godfrey. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his parents Louis and Marilyn Foster Cavanaugh; his wife Kristen Rogers; his children Dallas Dorn, Jr., Derrick, Eric and Chris Dorn, Arolyn, Savana and Shelby Rogers; his sister Crystal Pruitt and husband Garland; his brothers Shawn Cavanaugh and wife Jennifer and Brian and Ryan Cavanaugh; his loving grandmother Patricia Foster; his aunts and uncles Serina and Jerry Foster, Connie and Michael Vanderslice, Glenda and Billy Driver; his cousins Dani, Brittany, Kristy, Stacy, Randie, Trisha and Adam; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12pm until 2pm on Monday, February 18, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will follow at 2pm.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Wilburn

Virginia Olive Carbaugh Wilburn, 85, of Dayton passed away peacefully February 11, 2019 in Baytown. 

She was born September 5, 1933 in McConnelsberg, PA to parents William and Florence Rhodes Carbaugh.  

Service for Virginia will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Sowell officiating.  Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.  The family will receive friends 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday at Pace-Stancil.  

Virginia had lived in the Dayton area since 1979 after moving from Pennsylvania.  She had managed Conoco, and had been bartender at several of the local social clubs.  She enjoyed riding motorcycles and going to the casino.  She loved her grandbabies and her family was her life.  Pink roses were one of her favorite flowers.  

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray Gordon, son, John Howard Gordon and daughters, Katherine Gordon and Bonnie Gordon.  

 She is survived by sons, Ray Gordon, Charlie Gordon and wife Lynn, and Buck Gordon and wife Charlotte; grandchildren, Troy Gordon, Carrie and Eric Daniels, Trina and Brandon Kervin, Tracy and Jeremy Johnson, RayAnn and Kevin Butler, Kevin and Rhonda Gordon, Jody and Mike Joy, Daniel and Cassidy Gordon, Bubba and Corrie Gordon, Heather Gordon, Ashley and Nathan Gunter, Amber Gordon and Destiny Gordon; twenty-three great-grandchildren; nephew, Robert Carbaugh and wife Linda; great-niece, Concetta Carbaugh; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Cormier

There will be a Memorial for Melton Cormier on Saturday:  February 16, 2019 at Wells Funeral Services, 300 Alabama St. Liberty, Tx . in the (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel) from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.  Family and friends are welcome to come and share his life.

Thomas

Della Lorine Thomas was born on September 18, 1938, to Paris Reescano Sr. and Hattie Marsh. 

She was baptized and confessed Christ at an early age; she was a member of Eastern Star, later in life joined Ark of Life Church where she remained a member until her death.

She married Winford Jones, to this union there are 3 children: Kelly Winston Jones. Vera Jones, and Myra Jones. She later married William Thomas, to that union, Alice Thomas.  Della attended West Liberty High School.  She was a housekeeper for 20+ years for C.B. Jeffery in Devers, Texas, after the death of Ms. Jeffery, she became a Certified Nurse Assistant and worked at Golden Charms in  Liberty, Texas until she retired.
On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, God in his awesome compassion, called to eternal life the soul of his child, Della R, Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Winford, grandparents, father, her son - Kelly, her mom, her husband - William, son-in-laws Euzabe (EZB) Fontenot and Andrew (Tim) LaVergne, brother – Willie C. Green, uncles – Louis and Daniel Marsh and aunt – Eugine Reescano.

She leaves to cherish her memories: daughters- Vera (Ramon) Roberts, Myra Lavergne, Alice (A.D.) Woodard, brothers – Paris (Mary) Reescano, Jerry (Floretta) Reescano, Frankie (Kisha), sisters – Dorothy (Johnny) Marsh, Wilma (Harvey) Williams, Paralee (Robert) Jackson, Lola  and Charlotte Reescano, grandchildren – Delya Beecham, Deldrya (Frederick) Pugh, Andrea ( Victor) Bell, Delzere  Fontenot (Denis), William LaVergne, Delshawna (Dennis) Taylor, Delencia Woodard (E), Delneisha (CaRez) Carter, Delaja Woodard, twenty-three great-grandchildren; great aunts: Maxie Burkes, Easter Townsend, Annie Scott, Mary Trahan, Clara Tillman; great uncles: Roosevelt and Johnny Marsh along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Special long-time friends:  Albert Coleman, Ola Jones, Rev. Amos  McGowan, Betty McGowan, Benny Johnson, Dorothy Keener, and all the church members of the Ark of Life, Deborah Gaston – Dayton Retirement Center, her faithful church member, Jean Porche who picked her up every Sunday to attend church services, when she was able.

A visitation will be held Friday, February 15, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  She will lie-in-state, February 16, 2019, at Turkey Creek Baptist Church; 1600 Wallisville Road, Liberty, Tx., from 10:00am-12:00pm; funeral services will follow at 12:00pm.
Rev. Randy G. Vaughn is the officiating minister.  Eulogy – Rev. Chester Reescano.
Interment – Wells Memorial Cemetery, Ames, Tx.

Blackstone

Jerome Russell Blackstone, (Jerry) age 91, died Wednesday, January 23, 2019, peacefully at home in Beaumont.

He was born October 28, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, to Frank Russell and Suzanne Lund Blackstone, who preceded him in death, as well as his brother Gregg, his infant granddaughter, Monica, his in-laws John and Mamie Cain Abshier, and Buzz, Candy and Mike Abshier.  Also preceding Jerry was his precious cat, Floofy Underfoot.  Miss Maggie, the present cat was his constant companion and with him when he died.  

Jerry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ann Abshier, and his children: three sons, Chris Blackstone and wife, Julia Shaw of Wilmington, Delaware; Craig Blackstone of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania; Russell Blackstone and wife, Theresa of Buffalo, New York; three daughters, Sue Blackstone and partner, Vicki Nelson of Pell Lake, Wisconsin; Karen Blackstone of Excelsior, Minnesota; and Mary McCosh of Adelaide, Australia; alao his sister-in-law, Loy Abshier of Thicket, Texas.  Jerry leaves 10 grandchildren as well as his special families, Jesse Sanchez and Maria Nieto of Smith Point, and their four children; Krin and Joel Koehler’s family of Beaumont, Houston and Wimberly, Texas; and good friend, Toni Clark of Beaumont.

He was a 1949 graduate of University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. During the Korean Conflict in the 1950s, Jerry served in the U.S. Army for two years.  After their marriage in 1974, he and Ann lived in Milwaukee for more than 20 years, where Jerry was well known in public relations. He was quite active in International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), serving as IABC International Treasurer, then International President and was an IABC Fellow as well.

Jerry had a lifelong interest in golf, having been introduced to the game at age 11. He played for 78 plus years, delighting in every game. Rarely did he miss a golf tournament on TV, and he always loved riding a golf cart and giving instructions.  His last time on a course was in early November with his son, Russell.

After his retirement from Allen Bradley Company (now Rockwell International), Jerry and Ann moved to Smith Point, Texas. While living at Smith Point Jerry taught English as a second language and participated in a group that drove 34 miles each day to deliver the Houston Chronicle in the area.  He always enjoyed playing golf at Chambers County Golf Course.  When Hurricane Ike destroyed their home, that prompted their move to Beaumont in 2008.

The family appreciates and thanks Loren Reeves and Erica McPhatter of Texas Home Hospice, Amber Goldsmith of Texas Home Health and Nicole Brown of Coastal Caregivers who have been so helpful during this difficult time.

A memorial service will be held in Liberty, Texas, at Allison Funeral Home, February 19, 2019, with visitation at 1:30 and the memorial service at 2 p.m.  Jerry supported many causes, so in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 229 Highway 332 West, Lake Jackson, TX  77566; Alley Cat Allies, 7920 Norfolk Avenue, #600, Bethesda, MD  20814, or the charity of your choice.

Payne

Kimberly Annette Smith Payne, 46, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019.

She was born April 10, 1972 in Houston, Texas to parents, James Arthur Smith and Mary Ann Smith.  

Service for Kimberly will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Prentiss officiating.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil.
                
Kimberly had been a longtime resident of the Tarkington area.  She enjoyed the outdoors and going camping.  She was devoted to her family and was a loving wife and mother.

Kimberly was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her husband of 28 years William “Burt” Payne; her son, Hayden Payne; sisters, Kerri Wentworth and husband Keith and Karen Moore and husband Roy; nephews, James and Bradley; nieces, Nicole and Brittany, great nieces, Camryn, Jordan, and Brinlyn; great nephew, Landon; her dog, Sugar; also numerous other relatives and friends

Moore

Michael Ross Moore age 61 passed away Wednesday February 6, 2019 at his home in Liberty, Texas.

Michael was born December 31, 1957 in Riverside, California the son of the late Leroy Moore and Patricia Skinner Moore.

Michael enjoyed traveling, scuba diving, and woodworking. He was passionate about cars and working on his GTO. He also enjoyed going off roading in his jeep. Michael will be remembered as witty, very funny, and kind hearted. Michael worked for thirty-two years as a Production Technician for Lanxess Corporation.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of thirty-two years Cindy Moore of Liberty, mother Patricia Moore of Carrabelle, Fl., son John Cody Moore and his wife Amanda of Houston, sister Denise Taylor and husband Paul of Huffman, sister Colette Russell and husband Rusty of Liberty, and a brother Roy Moore and his wife Diana of Homosassa, Fl.

A time of remembrance will be held February 16, 2019 from 10AM-Noon at Second Baytown Church 6227 N. Main Baytown, Texas. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the C.J.D. Foundation at www.cjdfoundation.org. Allison Funeral Service has been entrusted with the service. Condolences and memories can be left online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Whiteley

George Ellis Whiteley Jr., 70, of Batson died Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston. 

Butch was born December 31, 1948, in Liberty, TX to George Ellis Whiteley Sr. and Alma Jane Carouthers. He lived in Batson most of his life and worked for West Hardin I.S.D. in the Maintenance Department and Batson Oilfield for many years.  

Butch is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Reba Whiteley and his loving wife, Ina Mae Whiteley.  

He is survived by his sons, Patrick Whiteley of Liberty and Tommy Lynn Whiteley also of Liberty; nephews, Devin Whiteley of Liberty, David Whiteley of Dayton and Timothy Whiteley of Crosby.  

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Guedry Cemetery.  

The family will be receiving friends also on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Faith & Family Funeral Services from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.


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Bell

William Keith Bell, 63, of Dayton, Texas passed away suddenly, Monday, January 28, 2019 at his residence.

He was born in DeQueen, Arkansas on August 7, 1955 to Clyde Rolland Bell, Sr. and Faye Honeywell Bell.

Keith was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. Keith loved to fish and hunt. He was an avid collector of knives and firearms. Keith served in the US Navy for fourteen years and the Navy Reserves for four years. He was proud of his military career and we are grateful for his service and sacrifice. When Keith was honorably discharged from the military, he worked in Construction as an Industrial Sand Blaster and Painter. Keith was a devoted Christian. He read his bible every day. His relationship with the Lord was very important to him. When Keith was in high school he was a star basketball player. His love of the game continued throughout his life. In his spare time, he loved to watch The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones with his dog, Boots. Keith will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Keith was preceded in death by his Father, Clyde Roland Bell, Sr; Grandmother Bertha Honeywell; Granddad Lloyd Honeywell and Granddaughter, Averi Lexia Bell.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving Mother Faye Bell; Son Brian Bell and wife Lacy; Daughter Misty Montgomery and husband Joshua; Brother Bobby Bell and wife Colleen; Sisters Renee Bell and ReGina Bell; Grandsons Ethan Montgomery and Blade Bell; Granddaughter Angelina Bell and a host of other loving relatives.

A memorial service will be at 2pm, Saturday, February 9, 2019 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, TX 77575. A graveside service will be held at 1:30pm Monday, February 11, 2019 at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77038.
Tribute or word of condolence can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Sensing

Paul Rayburn Sensing, 62, of Dayton, Texas passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on November 18, 1956 in Clarksville, Tennessee to Willie Ray Sensing and Barbra Ann Tomson Sensing.

Paul was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Paul was a United States Marine and was proud of his military service. After being honorably discharged from the service, he worked as a HVAC Supervisor for the Goose Creek Independent School District for thirty years. Paul was a quiet, gentle, caring man and mentor to many. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to his family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Paul was an amazing father to his two daughters. They both defined him as the definition of what a dad is supposed to be. He was always supportive and encouraging. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and just being outdoors. Paul will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and cousin Bobby Sensing. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife and mother of his children Janet Lee McNurlin-Sensing; his two cherished daughters Brandi Harper and husband Joseph. Ginger Minton and fiancé Mark Kelm, Jr.; sister Cynthia Glandt, brother William Ray Sensing, wife Meriam and family; husband Bob and family; Uncle Ross Sensing and family; Aunt Irene Gudgeon and family; granddaughters Samantha Ellis and husband Nick, Jasmine Parrish, Jessica Parrish, Dakota Kelm; grandsons Aaron Stewart, A.J. Parrish, Blake Green-Kelm, great-granddaughters Aurora Willard, Adeline Ellis and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1pm-3pm on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 3pm at Allison Funeral Service.

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

Conner

Charles Carter “Red” Conner, 90, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born August 29, 1928 in Daisetta, to his late parents, Charles Cole Conner and Margaret Ruth Long Conner. 

Red was a “simple man”. He was a member of Dayton First Assembly of God Church and a resident of Dayton since 1967, was a US Navy Veteran of World War II and a retired oil field pumper from Getty Oil after many years of faithful service.  His enjoyments in life came first from his family and also from hunting, fishing and woodworking. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; children, Charles David “Chuck” Conner, Thomas John “Tommy” Conner and Cheryl Lynn Conner Nugent and a granddaughter, Shannon Oleta “Heaven” Padgett. 

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Willie Conner; children, Ethel Hiriart and her husband, Sid, Jo Ann Gilliland and her husband, Mike and Richard Conner; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; special niece, Amy Phillips and her husband, Edgar; special cousin, Billy Long and his wife Sarah and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Dayton First Assembly of God Church with a service to follow at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Brother Charles Pierce, Brother Rich Cope and Brother Robert Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta.

 Pallbearers will be Andy Hiriart, Brandon Conner, Bradley Conner, Bryan Fisher, Charles Gilliland, Colby Conner and Conner Gilliland.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Gilliland and Sid Hiriart.

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

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

McBride

Jewel Lovenia McBride 84 years of age passed away at a hospital in Baytown, February 4, 2019.

A visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  She will lie-in-state Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 801 Sam Houston St., Liberty, Texas; funeral services will follow 11:00 am.  

Interment will be in Johnson Cemetery, Minglewood Road, Liberty, Texas.

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.

Burrow

Debra “Debbie” Elaine Arrington Burrow, 64 of Dayton passed away February 3, 2019 in Baytown, Texas. 

She was born June 22, 1954 in Fayette County, Alabama to parents Dennis Hoke Arrington, Sr. and Marianne Driver Arrington.  

Graveside service for Debbie will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2019 at Centerville Cemetery in Centerville, Texas under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.  The family will receive friends 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Debbie spent her younger years in the Huffman area and had been a long time resident of Dayton.  She had worked many years as a security guard at Boomerang in Liberty.  She enjoyed shopping, playing bingo, taking care of others, and going on many cruises.  

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marianne Nail; husband, Donnie Gaylon Burrow and brother, Dennis.  She is survived by her children, Brent Burrow and wife Vicki, Clint Burrow, Damon Burrow and wife Jaime, Joseph Burrow and wife Elizabeth, and Christiana Hughes; grandchildren, Wyatt, Weston, Kyler, Jake, and Josh; numerous other family and friends.

Lindsey

James David "J.D." Lindsey, 87, of Thicket passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at his residence with his family by his side. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Thicket Church of God with Reverend Mark Ainsworth and Carlis Dobson officiating, interment will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket. A gathering of J.D.'s family and friends will be Friday, February 8, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Thicket Church of God. 

J.D. was born January 22, 1932, in Saratoga, to his parents Ollie Willis Lindsey and Estelle Shaw and had lived in Thicket most of his life where he worked as an oilfield worker. He is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean Hooks Lindsey; sisters, Elene Dobson, Charlotte Huerta, Lavon Freer, Lorene Walls; and brothers, Truman and J.R. Lindsey. 

Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Jim Lindsey Jr. of Thicket and Bob Lindsey and wife Connie of Thicket; brothers, Doug Lindsey of Fresno, CA and George Lindsey of Clovis, CA; sisters, Verda Mae Capps of Jacksonville, FL and Eddie Ruth Fancher of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Mark Lindsey, Chris Lindsey, David Lindsey, Mike Lindsey, 9 great-grandchildren, and a host of loving friends. 

Those honoring him as pallbearers are Jeffrey Lindsey, Billy Armstrong, Mark Lindsey, Chris Lindsey, David Lindsey, Mike Lindsey. Honorary pallbearer will be David Keener.


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Ramirez

Antonio “Tony” Ramirez, 83 of Devers, Texas passed away at his home, February 5, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones.

Tony was born August 21, 1935 in Vidor, Texas to parents Juan and Nestora Ramirez. He attended school at Devers ISD and graduated from Liberty High School in 1953. In high school he played baseball, basketball, track,and was a part of the FFA as the treasurer. Tony served our country in the Air Force  as an airman from 1956-1960 and served two years in the reserves where he was honorably discharged. While in the Air Force, he met the love of his life Francis Ramirez. They were married and spent over fifty wonderful years together. He worked at champion paper-mill where he retired after thirty-two years. Tony spent his retirement loving life on his farm, bailing hay, and tending to his cattle. He loved watching his family in competition bbq cook-offs, making homemade tamales, watching the Rockets play,and going to church on Sundays.

Antonio is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Auggie, John, and  Rosa, and his wife Francis who he is now reunited with.

He leaves behind his children, Christina McKinney and husband Dennis, Daniel Ramirez and wife Donna, Margaret Stevens and husband Lee, Patty Lucas and husband Steven, and Michael Ramirez and wife Jerra, grandchildren; Meridith Villegas and husband Gonzalo, Megan Salazar and husband Daniel, Allie Lucas, Brandon Lucas, Perry Stevens, Cade Lucas, Anthony Ramirez, Eli Ramirez, Jenna Ramirez, Josh Burk and wife Kristin, Jeremey Burk, Alyse Martin and husband Gerald, Jerry McKinney and wife Alexandra, great- grandchildren; Preston, Samuel, Easton, Aria, Callie, Chandler,  Haley, Hayden, Maddison, Riley, Colton, Rea Ann, Katelynn, Gavin,Aiden, Landon, and Grayson.

Visitation will be held Thursday February 7, 2019 from 5-8PM with a Rosary Service to be held at 7PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10AM Friday February 8, 2019 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Liberty Catholic Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

George

Carter King George, 3, of Liberty, TX passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

He was born October 21, 2015 in Kingwood, the son of Tyler King George and Amanda Ann Jackson George.

Carter was a very active little boy. He was vivacious, creative, funny, kind, intelligent and sweet. Carter was 100% all boy. From sunrise to sunset, he was always on the go. He loved wearing his ninja turtle and spider-man masks. Carter loved to make people laugh and go to the beach. His favorite snacks were popcorn and watermelon. Carter liked to wrestle, ride his tricycle and play with his two friends, combined the three of them were known as “The Three Amigos.” Carter loved his family, especially his big sister, Madalyn. He was always looking for her. They loved to play hide and seek and other games. They were especially close siblings and Madalyn will miss him very much. Carter’s favorite shows were Paw Patrol, The Grinch and Despicable Me. His favorite song was Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Carter never said what his favorite color was but he always picked the color green.

Although, Carter’s life was short, the void he leaves behind will never be filled. His spirit will always live on in the hearts and minds of those he left behind.

Carter was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather Doyle Jackson.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving parents Tyler and Amanda George of Liberty; sister Madalyn George of Liberty; paternal grandparents Phillip and Robin George of Liberty; maternal grandfather Robbie Wayne Jackson of Hardin; maternal grandmother Marie Ann Arnold of Hardin; paternal great grandmother Jane Diehl of Hardin; paternal great grandfather Tommy A. Diehl Jr. of Kountze; paternal great grandparents Dickie and Dianne George of Pine Grove, Louisiana; maternal great grandmother Nancy Jackson of Hardin. He also leaves his aunts and uncles: Denton and Megan Fregia of Liberty; Ashley Jackson of Hardin; Brooke Jackson of Liberty; Robbie Jackson Jr. of Liberty; and Arisa Cobb of Hardin; Cousins Peyton Fregia, Addyson Fregia, Braylen Taylor and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Tyler George, Phillip George, Peyton Fregia and Robbie Jackson. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Luke Duff, Liam Anders, Darrell Diehl and Keith King. Brother Dick Lintelman of North Main Baptist Church in Liberty will be officiating.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm – 8pm on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at North Main Baptist Church, 4709 North Main Liberty, TX 77575. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10am at North Main Baptist. A graveside service and balloon release will immediately follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.
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Moreau

Evelyn Louise Onderka Moreau, 96, of Dayton passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Liberty.  She was born September 17, 1922 in Taylor, Texas to parents J.P. Onderka and Mary Lou Zak Onderka. 

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2019 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with interment to follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.   The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  A rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. during visitation. 

Evelyn was a longtime resident of Dayton after moving from Rowena.  She and her husband L.C. married in 1955.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Altar Guild at St. Joseph and the Priscilla Club.  She had worked at Western Union and First City National Bank in Houston. 

Mrs. Moreau was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband L.C. Moreau.   She is survived by her daughter, Charise Harris and husband Chuck, her son, Perry Moreau, daughter Celise Stephenson and husband Coleman, six grandchildren, Kelan Holloway, Jessica Harris and fiancé Doug Lormand, Chad Harris and wife Julia, Julie Franke and husband Will, Rachel Harper and husband Justin, and Leo Stephenson, four great-grandchildren, Kalyn Holloway, J.D. Holloway, Benjamin Harper, and Evelyn Harris, her cousin Irene Feist, godchild Sandi Fuchs, and numerous loving relatives and friends.

Wickliff

Sylvester Wickliff Jr. was born March 1, 1964 to Sylvester Sr. and Mary Elder Wickliff in Houston, Texas. 

  They later moved to Ames, Texas where he attended and graduated from Liberty High School. He then assumed responsibility for his life as an adult and became a great auto mechanic; cars were his passion. Sylvester Jr. answered the Master's call on January 24, 2019.

After several relationships he met a woman that would finally tame him and settled down with him, his soul mate, Martha Ann Jackson. The two were married July 27, 2002. To that union no children were born, however, he has two children by a previous relations. He was raised in the catholic church and continued to attend after adulthood, but also attended church with his wife.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elder Wickliff.

He leaves to cherish his memory wife, Martha Ann Wickliff; two daughters, Tiesha Smith (Derrick), Redditre Wickliff; four step-daughters, Salena (Steve) Yates, Karen (Willie) Davis, Renata  Davis, and Josie (Nathan) Latham; one stepson, Joe Davis Jr.; four grand children, Addison, Andrew, Derrick and Damon; nine step-grand children, Ricky, Steve, Vincent, Kiera, Skyla, Tineay, Tinaya, Dennis Jr. and Jonell.  His father, Sylvester Wickliff Sr.; three sisters, Glenda (Emmett) Albro, Buelah Chapman, Linda Brown; five brothers, Paul (Rita), Martin (Makayla), Joseph Sr., Eric (Jeremy), and Mike Glenn III.  He is also survived by host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and one special Friend, George Mendoza.

A visitation will be held Friday, February 01, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  He will lie-in-state, February 02, 2019, from 9:00am – 11:00m at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic  Church;  101 Donatto St.; Ames, Tx.  Rosary will start – 10 o’clock; funeral mass to follow at 11:00am.

Father Ayo Efodgibue , MSP, PhD officiating.
Interment – Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, Ames, Tx.

Collier

Jack D. Collier, 74, of Saratoga, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont surrounded by his loving family.

Jack was born May 4, 1944, in Durbin, TX, to Addie Ray "Pug" Hendrix and Annie Evelene Costlow. Jack lived most of his life in Saratoga and worked as an Oilfield worker for Griffith Oilfield Services. 

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, daughter; Cathy Guidroz; and brother, George Glen "Pond Water" Hendrix.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his loving wife, Lavern Collier of Saratoga; sons, DeWayne Collier and wife Angie of Saratoga, Shawn Maricelli and wife Brandy of Thicket, and Abron Tullos of Saratoga; step-daughters, Tabitha Hendrix and husband Ollie III of Saratoga, Rebecca Lee and husband Tony of Batson, and Lisa Bowman and husband Jonathan of Morton, TX; brothers, Thomas Ray "Tommy" Hendrix of Livingston and Nathan Hendrix of Saratoga; sister, Carol Owens of Santa Fe, TX; grandchildren, Kami and Sydnee Maricelli, Sambo Collier, Damon Collier, Cody Collier, Cheyenne Hendrix, Kassidy Hendrix, Kady Hendrix, Cortney Hendrix, Vanton Jr., Sunshine Lee, Summer and Bobby Bowman; great-grandchildren, his sweet girls, Mud Bug and Olivia Collier. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Reverend Nathan Hendrix and Reverend Josh Alpers officiating, interment will follow at Felps Cemetery in Thicket, TX. A gathering of Mr. Collier's family and friends will be Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

Honoring Mr. Collier as pallbearers will be DeWayne Collier, Shawn Maricelli, Sambo Collier, Cody Collier, Eugene Griffin, Randall Benavides, and Rusty Hendrix. Honorary pallbearers will be Ollie Hendrix III, Kevin Owens, Abron Tullos, and Tony Lee.


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Shirley

Margaret Kay "Mitzi" Shirley, 66, of Moss Hill, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, TX with her family by her side.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at New Work Family Worship Center in Liberty, with Pastor Chris Contreras officiating, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. A gathering of Mrs. Shirley's family and friends will be Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. also at New Work Family Worship Center in Liberty.

Honoring Mrs. Shirley as pallbearers will be Bubba Shirley, Will Shirley, Mark Shirley, Shane Zoeller, Jesse Shirley, Jerry Cook, Hunter Hutchins, Austin Shirley. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Breeland, Brittany Shirley, Kolby Wade, Kyle Shirley, Brian Wade, Faith Shirley, Jerry Copeland.

Margaret had lived in Moss Hill many years and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; Eugene Ralph Kress and Anna Alden Kress; brother, Mike Moeckel Kress; and sisters, Susan Allen, and Carolyn Opiela. 

Those left to cherish her memory are, her loving husband of 43 years, James "J.W." Shirley of Moss Hill; sons, Will Shirley and wife Melissa of Moss Hill, James "Bubba" Shirley and wife Maria of Moss Hill, Mark Shirley and wife Scarlett of Moss Hill; daughter, Crystal Zoeller and husband Shane of Floresville, TX; brother, Warren Kress and wife Brenda of Kingsville, TX; sisters, Cindy Gager and husband Hoarce of Channelview, TX, and Donna Kress of Channelview TX; 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving and caring friends.


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Warner

Marian Etter Warner- age 73 passed away Tuesday January 29, 2019 at her home in Hull, Texas.

Marian was born in Liberty, Texas July 31, 1945 the daughter of the late William Wheeler Etter and Agnes McCreight Etter. Marian loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren. She was a cat lover who was giving and loving> Marian also enjoyed watching the birds and taking vacations. She was a longtime member of Hardin Baptist Church and served on the Moss Hill Community Cemetery Board. A graduate of Hardin High School she went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from St. Mary’s School of Nursing. She later became the school nurse for Hardin ISD and retired after thirty-six years of service.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband of fifty-one years Robert “Butch” Warner.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son Chris Warner and his wife Tonya of Hull, brother Raymond Etter and his wife Diann of Hardin, her three grandchildren Mason Samuel Warner, Alisha Whatley, and Bryce Whatley and his wife Sarah. In addition, she also leaves her great-granddaughter Aubrey Whatley and numerous extended friends and family.

A funeral service for Marian will be held 2PM Friday February 1, 2019 at Hardin Baptist Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial to take place in Moss Hill Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Flowers

Fredaline Flowers of Sour Lake, passed away on Sunday January 27, 2019 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was 84.

Fredaline was born October 24, 1934, in Center TX. to Fred R. Flowers and Flora Lee Meadows. Fredaline was very crafty, she especially enjoyed crocheting.

Those left to honor her memory are several cousins and friends who will miss her very much.

Graveside service will be held on Thursday January 31, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Holland Cemetery in Kountze with Reverend Donald Scott officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Heart Association 10900-B Stone Lake Blvd., Austin, TX 78759


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Smith

Robert Earl Smith, 57, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Midland, Texas.

He was born on December 22, 1961 in Liberty, Texas to Barbara and Floyd Smith, Jr. Robert graduated from Pearland High School in 1980. While in high school, he also played on the football team and was involved in building trades.
Robert was a hard worker, compassionate, dedicated and influential man. He was a great mentor to MANY. Robert was passionate about sports and volunteered his time for several years for the Dayton Youth Sports Association. He coached little league football, baseball, basketball and softball to hundreds of young boys and girls. Robert was an avid NASCAR fan and pursued fishing and playing golf. The hobby he loved most was spending time with his family and his large extended family.

At the time of his death, Robert had been working as a rotating maintenance supervisor for the past 5 years at Targa in Mont Belvieu. Before that, he worked at Enerflex in Houston for 30+ years. Robert and his wife Cheri were members of Trinity Baptist Church in Dayton. He will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him.

Robert was preceded in death by his father Floyd Smith; his father-in-law Larry Powell; his brother-in-law John Naranjo; his sister-in-law Theresa Coble; his maternal and paternal grandparents Emmitt and Fannie Carlton and Floyd and Irene Smith.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 36 years, Cheri Smith; his sons Kevin Coble and Travis Coble and wife Jamie; his daughters Chyann Smith and husband Justin Kelm, Stephanee Smith and Shanna Martin; his mother Barbara Smith-Gibson and husband Clyde; his mother-in-law Dixie Powell; his father-in-law Frank Heffern and wife Jeanne; his sisters Tina Kennedy and husband Carl and Rennetta Foster and husband Mike; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives; and a multitude of young men and women impacted by his legacy.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Matt Reno, James Carlton, Devin Borussheski, Todd Irving, BruceFraysur and Jonathon Lanier. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Kelm, Vince Gongora, Aaron Kennedy, Ryan Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, Matthew Jares and Don Foster.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s honor to the America Diabetes Association by visiting www.donations.diabetes.org or mail to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

Garner

Bonnie Lee Garner, 77, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Crosby, Texas surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 10, 1941 in Camden, Arkansas to Ralph and Gladys Goodman Reed.

Bonnie was a beautiful, kind and loving woman. She was willing to help and take care of others whenever she was able. Bonnie was also outspoken and got her point across by always having the last word. Bonnie pursued several hobbies such as oil painting not only on canvas but also on saw blades, crafting and sewing blankets.

Bonnie worked in the bar and restaurant industry in various capacities for many years. She even owned and operated her own bar, Garner’s Corner in Houston for 5 years.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years T.W. Garner; her son Glen “Skeeter” Garner; her granddaughter Crystal Johnson; her great-granddaughters Tianna Bush and Ka’Mia Garner; her great-great-granddaughter Aniah Johnson; her 2 sisters and one brother. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters Lois Garner of Dayton, Tammy Kefauver and husband Gordon of Crosby and Kathleen Lewis-Ballard and husband Brian of Baytown; her granddaughter and caregiver Susan Garner Bush and husband Addison of Crosby; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren too many to list; her nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Gordon Kefauver, Brian Ballard, DiJohn Moon, Addison Bush, Robert Johnson and Brian Steffensen.

Friends are invited to gather with the family starting at 10am on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton. A graveside service and committal will follow at 10:30am.

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

Langham

Frankie Lou Garrett Langham, 81, of Trinity passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Liberty. 

She was born October 2, 1937 in Warren County, Kentucky to parents Charles Edward Garrett and Charles Clyde Boyd Garrett.  

Service for Mrs. Langham will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.  Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday at San Jacinto Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.  Serving as pallbearers are Louis Richardson, William Florom, Jonathan Gray, Shawn Page, Charlie Cheek,  Ricky Owens, Kevin Mcdonnel and Zach Wardlaw. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Gray, Dennis Cheek, Garland Smith, and Bobby Buck.


Frankie had lived in Trinity for 25 years after moving from Northshore where she raised her family.  She was devoted to her family, always pitching in to help where she was needed.  She enjoyed working puzzles, crocheting and doing crafts.  Frankie also enjoyed being outside and gardening.

Mrs. Langham was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sharon Gray; brothers, Charles Edward “Sonny” Garrett, Jr., and Richard Dean Garrett; sister, Norma Jean Hazel and Vonda Lynn Garrett; and husband, Geren Royce Langham.  She is survived by her husband Vandell Langham; daughter, Robin Cheek and husband Dennis; brother, James Garrett and wife Gwen; sisters, Shirley McConnell and Vicki Meredith and husband Henry; grandchildren, Jennifer Richardson, Talena Merritt, Cerissa Florom, Jonathan Gray, Courtney Page and Charlie Cheek; great-grandchildren, Calynn Owens, Taylor Wardlaw, Ricky Owens, Trinity Marsh, Colton Page, Kinley Page, Kennedy Page, Camren Cheek, Benjamin Palmer Cheek, Scarlett Gray, Ryan Deas, and Riley Deas; great great-grandchildren, Nolan Mcdonnell and Rhyder Mcdonnel, Eden Wardlaw, Callie Richardson and Cameron Richardson.

Brandt

Connie K. Brandt, 53, of Dayton, Texas, peacefully passed on to her heavenly home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 25, 2019.

Connie was born November 3, 1965, in Watertown, South Dakota, to parents, Marvin and Bernice Brandt.

Services for Connie will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. She will be laid to rest in Magnolia Park Cemetery, Dayton, Texas. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service. Serving as pallbearers will be John Brandt, Chris Henderson, Robert Gruber and Chip Brown.


Connie loved country music, cooking, and dancing. She was a beautiful,   loving soul who brought joy and love to all.

Connie was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Brandt; grandparents, Harvey and Elsbeth Carlisle; aunt, Leola Wenzlick; cousins, Kenneth Wenzlick, R.B. Brandt and uncle, Richard Brandt.  She is survived by her mother, Bernice Henderson; brother, John Marvin Brandt and wife Tara; sisters, Cindy Elizabeth Kollias and Judy Jean Brandt; nephews, Chris Henderson and fiancee Destiny, Alex Parker; nieces, Bridget Kollias, Nicole Kollias, Robin Robinson, Jonna Sigle and husband Joe, Morgan Brown and husband Chip, Sadie Faul; uncle, Richard Wenzlick; godparents, Ray and Kay Carlisle; also numerous relatives and friends.

Ames

Joyce Beatrice Ames, 77, of Beaumont, Texas passed away, Monday, January 28, 2019 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.

She was born in Orange, Texas on February 19, 1941 the daughter of the late Chester and Inez Wood Ames.

Joyce was a loving daughter, sister and friend. She had the innocent mind of a child. Joyce was a happy person who enjoyed bowling, arts and crafts, cartoons and country music. She was resilient, helpful, kind and loving. Joyce never met a stranger greeting everyone with a beautiful, bright smile. Her sweet, compassionate soul will forever be remembered by all who knew Joyce.

Joyce was preceded in death by her loving parents. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, brothers John Ames and wife Angie, William Ames and wife Shirley, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Joyce’s many incredible loving care givers who made Joyce smile each and every day.

Richard

Elbert Frederick “Bert” Richard was born October 12, 1936 to Freddie Richard and Antonia Guidry, he went to be with the Lord January 15, 2019.

Elbert accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age.  Bert was a faithful member of St Miles Missionary Baptist Church in Ames, Texas.  He attended Woodson High School in Hull-Daisetta I.S.D., he was at the top of his business class, and  loved to spend time typing in the commercial department.

Bert worked as a palletizer operator at Brown and Root where he retired after 25 years of service. To pass time, he often helped at Rivon’ s Arena.  He had many friends who he enjoyed playing dominoes, joking and kidding around.  His favorite activities were attending church, listening to good preaching and gospel music and attending revivals.
He especially loved is son-in-law, Andre Goodman, who cared for him until the Lord called him home.  He was the best buddy, father-in-law, grand-father, nephew anyone could ever have.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Freddie and Antonia Richard – aunt, Leona Guidry, who lived with him until her passing, -  his siblings:  Margie, Judy, and Wilfred Richard.

He leaves to cherish his memories:  his daughters - Vanessa Richard Stubblefield (Carl) of Houston; Sheila Goodman (Andre) of Ames; step-sister, Cleo Scott, Godchild - Jamie Young; special cousin - Geraline Daniel of Ames.
The family would like to give special thanks to: Paul and Tina Thibodeaux, Debra Thibodeaux, Vernita Rivon, Kindred Hospice Staff and Chaplin Ken.

A visitation will be held Friday, January 25, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  He will lie-in-state, January 26, 2019, at St. Miles Missionary Baptist Church, 120 US 90, Liberty, Tx., 9:am-10:00am; funeral services will follow at 11:00am.
Rev. Dwight Pruitt officiating.
Interment – Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, Ames, Tx.

Smith

On May 24, 1965 John Raymond Smith graced John Henry and Doris Smith with his presence at Yetti Kersting Memorial Hospital, Liberty, Texas.  On January 16, 2019 John Raymond went to be with the Lord.

He enlisted in the Armed Forces and joined the US Navy on ay 3, 1988, and served on board the USS WASP (LHD-1) AS A 3RD Class Petty Officer in charge of cooking for the ship’s crew. While on board of the USS WASP he accomplished 2 med cruise tours traveling to numerous location of the eastern continents. John enjoyed serving in the US Navy and had endured and seen more than one could ever imagine with no regrets. He was released with an Honorable Discharge on May 2, 1992.

John had one son, Greg Hawkins.  On August 18, 2007, he united in marriage to the love of his life, Beverly Bland.  The coupled walked together hand-in-hand until death did they part.

John worked various jobs during his lifetime.  All who knew (aka) Hollywood, knew he was a happy person and wanted those around him to be happy.  His house was always open to any and everyone. His favorite pass-time was playing dominoes and telling you what was in your hand without seeing it.

John was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Faye Smith and sister, Evelyn Laverne Ramirez.

He leaves behind to cherish memories, his wife, Beverly Smith; his son, Greg Hawkins; his father, John H. Smith and his sister, Cheryl Booze (Michael); his nephews, Kendrick Smith (Denise), Keith Booze, (Latonis); His nieces, Terra and Tyra Ramirez  and a host of relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held Friday, January 25, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  He will lie-in-state, January 26, 2019, at Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church;  Liberty, Tx., 12:pm-1:00pm; funeral services will follow at 1:00pm.
Rev. Michael Booze officiating.
Interment – Wells Memorial Cemetery,  Ames, Tx.

George

Don Wesley George, 72, of Dayton, died on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at his residence with his loved ones by his side.

 On February 9, 1946, Bro. Don was born in Lufkin, TX to his parents Hulen Carey George and Flora Rachel Grimes, living with his brothers, Cotton and John George, and sisters, Linda and Samantha George. Bro. Don's father was a teacher by trade causing them to move around, but in everything he pursued, his father was always teaching him, whether he liked it or not. In his spare time, his father taught him how to hunt and fish, which became two of his favorite things to do. In 1964 Bro. Don graduated high school in Robstown, TX and soon after he started at a small filling station where he changed tires. He then had numerous other jobs including helping Mrs. Baird's Bread, delivering dry cleaning, driving 18 wheelers, and finally, working at Gulf, now known as Chevron, as a pipefitter for 25 years until retirement. In 1982 he met Sis. Evelyn at a Whistle Stop, only to find out she would become his one and only, and on March 18, 1982, the two were married. On March 24, 1991, nine years later, Bro. Don received the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Jesus' name by Bro. James Coots in Batson, TX, and not long after, in July of 1991 his wife followed. With the Lord put first in their marriage, it made 37 years so pure. Finally, on September 25, 2011, Bro. Don started a long 8-year journey, which ended on the morning of January 19, 2019, when the Lord saw his pain and sorrow and called him home to walk with him. 

Bro. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Hulen and Flora George; brother, John Dave George; and sister, Linda George Goode.

Those left to cherish his memory are; wife, Evelyn George of Dayton; step-son, Robert Croft and wife Jennifer of Dayton; daughter, Joy Anders of Dayton; step-daughter, Iris Wedgeworth and husband Jamie of Hallsville, TX; brother, Cotton George and wife Suzanne of Martinsville, TX; sister, Samantha Fuller and husband Mike of Cushing, TX; niece, Jennifer George of Crosby; nephews, John George and wife Stephanie of Crosby, Justin George and wife Jill of Crosby, Brady Ben George of Hardin, Mike Fuller and Clay Fuller, both of Cushing, TX; grandchildren, Lindsey Freels and husband Tyler of Conroe, Noah and Ethan Wedgeworth of Hallsville, Kelsey and Andrew Anders of Dayton, and Brian Ainsworth of Hankamer.


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Revier

Loretta June Bolling Revier of Daisetta, died Friday January 18, 2019 at Kingwood Hospital.

She was 66. A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday January 22, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at The First Assembly of God Church of Daisetta, with Pastor Lamar Shane officiating. Interment will follow at Oakdale cemetery in Daisetta. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Monday January 21, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at The First Assembly of God Church in Daisetta. Serving as pallbearers are Bubba Fregia, Monroe Roberts, Heath Nugent, Matt Nugent, James Cantrell, Kyle Roberts. Honorary pallbearers are Bruce Fregia, Wayne Cantrell.

A native of Monahans, TX she had lived in Baytown, many years prior to moving to Daisetta, where she lived for 12 years. She was a Security Guard for Bayer Plant in Baytown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Krites and Lura Ewell; first husband, Albert Tommy Bolling; and father, Sam Hamilton.

Survivors are husband, Ray Revier of Daisetta; god-son, Heath Nugent of Daisetta. Brothers, Andy Hamilton of Kermit, TX, Danny Hamilton of Lakehills, TX. Nephews, Zachary Revier of Nederland; Michael Fielder of Lumberton; Shane Fielder of Raceland, LA; Matthew Hamilton of Monahans; Derek Hamilton of Lakehills,TX; Dalon Hamilton of San Antonio; and niece, Kayla Fielder of Kountze, her dog Jazz whom she loved and a host of loving and caring friends who will greatly miss her.


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Barron

Dolores Barron, 72, of Dayton passed away January 19, 2019 in Baytown, Texas.  She was born April 15, 1946 in Austin, Texas.  

Service for Mrs. Barron will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton. Serving as pallbearers are Raymond Romero, Russell Romero, Mickey Barron, Amin Moreno, Randon Romero, Ryan Romero and Josh Yohey.  Honorary pallbearers are Thomas Mendez, Cherad Carroll, and Jacob Romero.

Mrs. Barron had been a resident of Dayton for the past 25 years.  She previously lived in Port Arthur.  Dolores enjoyed working in her yard, listening to music, dancing and fishing.  She was dedicated to raising her family and especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her husband, Mike Barron; children, Raymond Romero and wife Marla, Russell Romero and Cheryl, Rachel Yohey and husband James, Rhonda Falke and Marc Mitchell, Ronald Romero and wife Michelle, Shirley Barron and wife Kristen , Dolores Mendez and husband Thomas, Michael “Mikey” Barron and wife Sarah, and Marjorie Romero; 24 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Calvin Miguez and wife Kathy; sister, Jan Moyer and husband Ron; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Vaughan

Francis Eloise Williams Vaughan age 83 went home to be with the Lord January 19, 2019 at her home.

Eloise was born November 25, 1935 in Waldo, Arkansas the daughter of the late Jesse Hunter Williams and Edna Irene Chambliss Williams.

Eloise enjoyed dancing, listening to music, and watching all of her favorite Texas sports teams. Eloise was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord. She kept in touch with her friends from High School, known as the “Fabulous Five” and never missed a reunion. Eloise also enjoyed attending family reunions in Bearden, Arkansas. She was blessed by modern medicine, she was the oldest living recipient of the Medtronic defibulator. She will be remembered for the lessons she taught her children; to work hard, put God first, take care of family, love everyone, forgive freely, and help when you can. After her father’s death Eloise took over and ran the family saw mill, she also was a homemaker, and attended Business School in 1954 in Texarkana.

Eloise was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Bobby Ray Vaughan, sister Marjorie Marie Belt, brother Charles Edward Williams, and a grandson William “Bill” Moore.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters Debra M. Moore and her husband Butch of Liberty, Teresa Ann LaFour and her husband Sidney of Liberty, and a son Jesse Vaughan of Liberty. In addition, she leaves her grandchildren Richard Moore, Stephanie Neuman, Terrica Roberson, and Trenton LaFour as well as three nieces and a nephew. A special thank you to Tabitha Rogers for all of her care and support. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Eloise will be held Wednesday January 23, 2019 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral Service will be held 2PM Thursday at the Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Bass

Richard Johnson Bass, Jr., 85, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 19, 2019, in New Caney, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Old First Orange Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Keith Meyer. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2019 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Athens, Texas, on September 10, 1933, he was the son of Richard Johnson Bass, Sr. and Allie Pearl (Renfro) Bass. Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Korean War. He retired from West Orange-Cove ISD where he worked as an Industrial Arts Teacher for many years. Richard was a member of Old First Orange Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He also worked with Volunteer Christian Builders, traveling across the country building churches. Richard was a member of the Industrial Arts Association, Master Carpenter, and member of Orange Lions Club. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Allie Bass; and his loving wife, Wyva Jean Bass.

He is survived by his children, Deborah Cassell and Diane Huff and husband Frank; his grandchildren, Jessica Beaumont and husband Jesse, Josh Huff and wife Vicky, and Jacob Huff and wife Alissa; his great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Cason, Nissa Jeane Cason, Travis Mayhew, and Lillian Huff; and his siblings, Mary Etta Bass Brewer and Gary Bass and wife Celia.

Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Huff, Jacob Huff, and Texas Rangers from Company A. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Old First Orange Baptist Church, 7925 I-10, Orange, Texas 77630 or to Volunteer Christian Builders in care of Old First Orange Baptist Church, 340 Georgia Ann Drive, Pleasanton, Texas 78064.

Brown

Mary H. Brown age 96 of Daisetta passed away Friday January 18, 2019 at Oakridge Assisted Living in Beaumont.

Mary was born in Call, Texas May 6, 1922 the daughter of the late William Wesley Husband and Katie Ann Roebuck Husband. Mary was a homemaker and caregiver to her parents as well as her husband.

She was a devoted Christian who loved her church, First Baptist Church of Daisetta. Mary was also a past member of the Woodman of World. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Lloyd Earl Brown and a brother Jack Husband.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her three nephews Wesley Ragan Husband, Ernest Jack Husband, Hayden Earl Husband, and a grandnephew Jonny Jordan. In addition she leaves her friends and caretakers Anne Richardson and Evelyn Redfern both of Hull.

Funeral Services will be held 2PM Tuesday January 22, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Daisetta. Visitation will be held from 12:30PM to the time of the service. Burial to follow the funeral service in Guedry Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.  

Brooks

Richard Mark Brooks, 61, of Livingston died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in the Woodlands, Texas.

He was born September 14, 1957 in Houston, Texas to parents, Arthur Henry Brooks and Marie Elizabeth Cantrell.

Services for Mr. Brooks will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael McIlwain officiating.  The family will receive friends 12 noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. on Monday.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.   

Richard had lived in Livingston for the past 12 years after moving from Florida.  He worked as a carpet installer for many years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Charlotte Ann Brooks, Harold Lee Brooks, Floyd Cecil Brooks, Geneva Odom and Wayne Brooks.  Richard is survived by his grandparents, Margorie and Charlie Sackett; sons, Spencer Brooks and Nicholas Brooks; four grandchildren; sisters, Linda Marie Brooks Sackett and husband Charles Sackett, Minnie Irene Brooks and Sharon Brooks; six aunts and uncles, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Young

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Bailey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Noack

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

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

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

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

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

Ripkowski

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

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

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

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

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

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

McDaniel

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

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

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

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

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

Rhame

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

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

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

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

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

Losier-Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nugent

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Service of Remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.  40847 Hwy 105 E, Batson, TX 77519.  (936) 336-2222 or (936) 262-2100.
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Perry

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beene

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

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

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

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

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

Brannen

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

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

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

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

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

Bergquist

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

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

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

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

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

Oliver

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

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

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

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

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

Spallino

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helms

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

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

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

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

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

 
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Crystal Mae Helms please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Carpenter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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