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Randolph

Ralph Bunche Randolph, 62 of Baytown, TX died Thursday August 24, 2016.

Ralph was born May 15, 1954 in Hardin TX, to Floyd and Agnes Randolph. He graduated from Hardin
High School in 1972.

He married Carolyn Goudeau on September 8, 1988 and they were happily married for 28 years.

Ralph is survived by four children; Darrell Randolph of Houston TX, Mario Randolph of Baytown TX, Ryan
Randolph of Baytown TX, and Ron Randolph of Baytown, TX. He is also survived by seven grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at the Wells Funeral home 300 Alabama, Liberty TX 77575, in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel, on Tuesday August 30, 2016 from 1:00pm-6:00pm. Wednesday August 31, 2016 he will lie-in-state at the Olive Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 5830 FM 1011, Hardin, TX 77575 from 9:00am-11:00am.  Funeral will follow Pastor Gregg Bellard officiating.

Interment Bingham Cemetery Hardin, Texas

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

Traywick

Norma Jean Traywick 72, of Devers, died Thursday August 25, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday August 29, 2016 at 10:00A.M. at First Baptist Church of Devers with Reverend Rick Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Belt cemetery in Devers.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Sunday August 28, 2016 from 5:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. also at First Baptist Church of Devers.

Serving as pallbearers are Joseph Rayon, Seth Traywick, Lucas Hughes, Kevin Patterson, Fabian Galvan, Tevin Mouton, Ryan Hall and Jimmy Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers are Anthony Jones, Charles" Frog" Scott, Kevin Theiss, Lee Traywick, William Rayon, Klayton Carter, Josh and Adam Percy, Chad Johnson, Darrin, Wayne, Steve, Kent, Keith, Robbie, Darrick, Mike Schwartz, Sr. and Mike Schwartz, Jr.

A native of Conroe, she had lived in Devers, most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Devers. Jean's life revolved around her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She gave unconditional love to all she knew. Her kind soul and wonderful heart touched so many. She made her home a home for everyone.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, James Jackson and Edna Mae Acreman. Son, Vernon Traywick and daughter Cathy Jones Traywick.

Jean is survived by her daughter, Donna Traywick and Michael Moon of Devers, son-in-law, Anthony Jones of Devers, and son, James Jackson and wife Lois of Huntsville.

Grandchildren are Colleen Traywick ( Jeremy Hoarau ) Joseph Rayon, Chelsi Patterson ( Kevin) Seth Traywick, Courtney and Alisha Jones, Lucas Hughes, Fabian Galvan, Tevin Mouton, Ryan Hall and Jimmy Jackson.

Great grandchildren are Raegen Rayon, Anthony Patterson, Elaina Mouton and Eli Jackson.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 926-262-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time." Celebrating 10 years of service and trust."

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Vaughn

Heather Marie Vaughn age 28 died Wednesday August 24, 2016 in Baytown, Texas.

Heather was born in Baytown, Texas February 5, 1988 the daughter of Chad E. Vaughn and Kristen Stuckey Norris. Heather enjoyed needle point, playing monopoly, and volleyball. A graduate of Dayton High School she went on to earn a certificate in Medical Coding. After completion of her certificate program she began working at Redman Family Clinic in Dayton.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother Mona Vaughn, maternal grandfather Wiley Stuckey III, uncle Troy Vaughn, and a sister Rachel Fowler.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her four children: Ramsey Rogers; Regan Rogers; Aubrey Rogers; and Georgia Ann Abbott. She also leaves her parents: father Chad Vaughn; mother Kristen Norris; paternal grandfather Everett Vaughn (Nancy); maternal grandmother Judy Stuckey; uncle William Stuckey (Becky); sister Amanda Howard; brothers: Jared Fowler; Nathan Fowler; Randall Fowler; step brother Joe Eddinger; step sister Samantha Eddinger; and a sister Nicole Eddinger. In addition she leaves a host of other family members and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Heather will be held Monday August 29, 2016 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services will be held 2PM Tuesday August 30, 2016 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Liberty City Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Sanders

Ms. Grace Marie Sanders, 76, of Ames, Texas died, Monday, August 22, 2016 at her home.

Grace was born July 28, 1940, in Liberty, Texas. She was a 1958 graduate of West Liberty High school and was a member of the Cornerstone Church. She had a loving spirit, caring heart, and a smile that could light up a room. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking, and, upholstery.

Ms. Sanders was preceded in death by her father, Griggs Owens, Sr; mother, Octavia-Smith; and a sister, Wilma Levy.
She is survived by two Siblings, Brother-Griggs Owens Jr. (Gloria), Ft. Work, TX and Sister-Diann Hill, Ames, TX; three children, Sons-Duane Sanders (Linda), Biloxi, MS, and Robert Newsome (Cynthia), Austin, TX; Daughter-Rhonda Lacap, Baytown, TX; Twelve grandchildren, Fifteen great-grandchildren, Three Special Daughters: Kathy Mouton, Betty Edwards, and Sonja Kelly; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation Services: Friday August,26, 2016, Wells Funeral Services from 1:00pm-6:00pm.  Saturday, August 27, 2016, she will lie-in-state 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Cornerstone Church 1693 Hwy 146 Bypass, Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral Service will follow Pastor Mike Glazener officiating. Interment Wells Cemetery Liberty, Texas

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

Reynolds

Jonathan Caleb Reynolds, a resident of Tarkington, Texas, passed away, August 19, 2016, at the age of 17, doing what he loved.

Caleb was born November 12, 1998 in Oklahoma City to parents Brandy Lynn Vause and William Allen Reynolds.

In the summer of 2016, he volunteered for Devers Fire Department. Shortly after he began his first job at J&J Lumber Mill. Caleb was a member of the graduating class of 2017 at Tarkington ISD. Most importantly, in his last months he dedicated his life to the Lord and impacted many.

Survivors include his parents, Brandy and Jason Parker; sister, Cheyanne Velvette Reynolds and Destiny Ann Minx; brothers, William Allen Reynolds, II, Elijah Daniel Reynolds, Nehemiah “Joseph” Reynolds and Fabian Galvan; grandparents, Sidney and Sherry Vause, Darlene and Walter Parker; uncles, Sidney Vause, III, Ty Parker and Mark Parker; aunt, Velvet Turpin; nephews, Giovanni and Damian; best friend, J.G. Head; numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Services will follow starting at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.

Wade

Hattie Marie Conner Wade, 76, of Dayton died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Baytown.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Services are 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Pace-Stancil. Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Hattie was born July 13, 1940 in Eastgate, Texas to Henry Hayes Conner and N. Marie Rice Conner. A Life Long resident of Dayton, she was a member of the Dayton High School Class of 1958 where she graduated third in her class. Mrs. Wade was a long time member of the Gum Grove Baptist Church where she served as treasurer since 1965. She was a 4H Project Leader and a volunteer at the Heritage Villa Nursing Home. Hattie had many interests, fishing, camping, cooking, reading the bible, working in her garden and flower beds, canning and making her famous peanut brittle. She loved her family and taking care of them, especially supporting them in their sports and horse shows. She was loved and will be missed by all that knew her.

Mrs. Wade was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bill Wade of Dayton; mother, Marie Conner-Moore; daughter, Lisa Wade of Dayton; son, Bryan “Bubba” Wade of Dayton; grandchildren, Kolby Wade and wife Kirsten, Amber Wade, and Dani Ward; great granddaughter, Brynne Marie Diamond; brother, Eugene “Gene” Conner and wife Jenny of Dayton; sister, Glenda Kornegay and husband Bill of Shiner; nieces and nephews, Katy, Scotty and Mark, Matthew, Brett and Amy, Ann, Beth and G.W.; also numerous other family members and friends especially her best friend Beverly Hill

Please leave your thoughts and memories for Hattie’s family at www.pacestancil.com

Oakes

Jeffery Lynn Oakes age 60 died Saturday August 20, 2016 in Liberty, Texas.

Jeffery was born in Seminole, Oklahoma April 26, 1956 the son of the late Roland Oakes and Betty Aultz Oakes. Jeffery enjoyed fast cars, his horses, and his dogs. He most especially enjoyed his time with his family and friends.  He worked in the Oilfield throughout his life, lastly working in Solid Control, as well as within sales and the technical aspect of the Oilfield.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters: Tuesday Oakes and Cassandra Oakes; his son: James Oakes (Shannon); brothers:  David Oakes (Ott); Ronnie Oakes; and Tim Taylor, sisters: Debbie Oakes; and Lisa Lewis (Sammy). In addition he leaves his three stepchildren: Brooke Brown; Kristen Brown; and Meagan Brown; four grandchildren: Roland Oakes, Avery Oakes; Shelby Oakes; and Payton Oakes. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial service for Jeffery will be held Saturday September 3, 2016 at 4PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Graham

Teresa Lea Graham, 69, of Dayton died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at her home.

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at First Assembly of God Church, Dayton with services to follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Edward Taylor, Kevin Matthews, Paul Jackson, John Kamara, Mike Flloyd, and Donovan Rogers. Honorary pallbearers are J.D. King and Chrissy Middleton. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Teresa was born December 9, 1946 in Liberty, Texas to parents, Walter Lee Taylor and Pheroby Flower Taylor. She was a 1965 graduate of Hull Daisetta High School and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Having a love for singing she was a member of the The Gospel Lights singing group. Teresa loved her family and especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading.

Mrs. Graham was preceded in death by her father, Walter Lee Taylor; her mother, Pheroby Flower Tilton; and infant son, Anthony Dale Graham. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Billy Dale Graham of Dayton; daughters, Daleah Graham Jackson and husband Paul of Kenefick and Valetia Graham Matthews and husband Kevin of Baytown; brother, Walter Edward Taylor and wife Sarah of Liberty; grandchildren, Chrissy Middleton and fiancé Mike Floyd, Kelsea Rogers and husband Donovan, Kaylee King, and Jace Daniel King; great-grandchildren, Kaci Rogers and Noah Rogers; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bearden

Peggy Lynell Bearden age 64, died Sunday August 21, 2016 in Orange, Texas.

Peggy was born in Liberty, Texas August 8, 1942 the daughter of the late Marvin Walters and Lottie Duhon Walters. Peggy devoted her life to the care and well-being of children for over forty-one years. She worked for twenty years for Harris County Adult Probation at Burnett-Bayland Home for Children. There she was able to help thousands of children from ages 6-18 know they could be cared for and loved. She also worked for Hardin ISD at the High School as a Nurse’s Assistant for numerous years as well as worked with the special needs children with the Hardin School system.  Peggy also worked on the Primary Staff at First Baptist Church of Dallas. In her later years she has been the primary care giver to her grandson who requires around the clock care. Her impact on children throughout the years was profound in the life of those she cared for. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her son Michael Bearden Jr., daughter Candace Nicole Bearden, brother Dennis Webster “Rusty” Walters, and two sisters Genette Elise Walters and Geneva Maxine Walters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her devoted husband of forty-six years Michael Bearden, son Matthew Paul Bearden, daughter Wendy Michelle Bearden, sisters: Virginia Walters; Judene Crocker; and Patty Roberts; Brothers: Marvin Walters; Marshall Walters; Robert Walters; and Randy Walters. She also leaves her eight grandchildren: Justin Smith; Jared Smith; Jonathan Smith; Jaden Smith; Holden Bearden; Max Bearden; Annaleise Bearden; and Brian Bearden. In addition Peggy leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Visitation for Peggy will be held Friday August 26, 2016 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral Services will be held 10AM Saturday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Moss Hill Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Nelson

Andrew L. (Bill) Nelson, age 89 of Cleveland, Texas, died Sunday, August 21, 2016.

He was born August 24, 1926 in Mt. Calm, Texas to parents John Bradley and Florence Elizabeth Nelson who preceded him in death along with his brother, Ralph Nelson.

Survivors include his wife of sixty two years, Lendy Nelson; daughters, Janice Mizell and husband Lonnie, Kathy Furlong and husband Jonathan; son, Andy Nelson and wife Cristina; grandchildren, Bradley, Braxton and Kelly Furlong, Cris and Andrew Nelson; brothers, JB Nelson, Jack Nelson and Tom Nelson; sisters, Mary Hawn and Sue Trice; numerous other relatives and friends.

Mr. Nelson was a graduate of Abilene Christian College and later received his Masters and Counselors Degree from Sam Houston State Univ. He was married in 1954 to Lendy Bohannon. He began his teaching career in Lott, TX in 1953 where he taught for three years. He then moved to Tarkington ISD where he has worked as: Elementary Principal, Counselor, Jr. High Coach, Teacher and Principal, and High School Principal, Coach and Counselor for 40 years.

 The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery, Tarkington Prairie, Texas. For those that desire donations may be made to Arms of Hope Children’s Home, 21300 State Highway 16 North Medina, TX 78055. www.armsofhope.org

Trousdale

Paulyne Clegg Trousdale, 83, of Dayton, Texas died Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 24, 2016. Services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Trousdale officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Trousdale was born January 20, 1933 in New Hope, Texas to parent Chester Clegg and Audrey White Clegg. She attended Dayton High School and the University of Houston. Paulyne had worked for Kennedy Insurance Agency and was a member the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed painting, cooking and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her father, Chester Clegg; mother, Audrey White Rogers; husband, Wiley M. Trousdale, Jr.; son, Dale Trousdale; brothers, Charles Rogers, Lynn Rogers, and Thomas Clegg; sister, Barbara Lorriane and grandson, Douglas Hanchey.

Paulyne is survived by daughters, Ellen Ayers and fiancé Jerry Panas of Dayton and Margaret Hanchey and husband Ray of Mittie, Louisiana; daughter-in-law, Teresa Trousdale; brothers, Paul Rogers and wife Kitty of Dayton,; sister, Ava Pleggenkuhle of Kingwood; grandchildren, Laura Case and husband Jason, Jennifer Chatlin, Wiley Trousdale and wife Shelley, Curtis Trousdale and wife Danyell, Amanda McBride and husband Clay, Hope Tillman and Fiance Eric Procter, Bo Hanchey and wife Jaimy, and Chris Trousdale and wife Ali; nineteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Massey

Michael Ray Massey, Sr., 60, of Dayton, Texas died Thursday, August 18, 2016 in Baytown, Texas

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Mr. Massey was born September 25, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas to parent James William Massey and Dorothy Jewel Gates Massey. He attended McCollum High School and had lived in the Dayton area since 2005. Mike was a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed cards, woodworking, traveling, camping, prospecting, and his yard. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, brother Tim, and sister Julie. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Donna J. Riley Massey of Dayton; son, Mike R. Massey, Jr and wife Connie of Dayton; daughters, Susan Harrison and husband chuck of New Caney, Bobbie Nounes and husband Jason of Dayton and Erin Massey of Dayton; grandchildren: Colton, Cayden, Dustin, Travis, Ethan, Riley, and Laurie; brothers, Gary, Roger and Patrick; sisters, Diane , Jamie, and Vivian; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for Mike’s family at http://www.pacestancil.com/

Thornton

Ronald Lloyd Thornton, age 67 of Kenefick, died Friday August 19, 2016 in Conroe.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday August 23, 2016 at French Cemetery under the direction of Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.

Ronald was born August 16, 1949 to his parents, Lloyd “Skeet” and Francis Ann Jordan Thornton in Dayton, a lifelong resident of the Dayton/Kenefick area and attended school in Dayton. He was a veteran of the United States Army during Vietnam, and was a pipefitter in petro-chemical industry.

Mr. Thornton was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd “Skeet” Thornton.

Ronald is survived by his mother, Francis Thornton of Kenefick; daughters, Kerrie Thornton of Missouri and Sherrie Thornton of Austin, TX; brothers, Perry Thornton and wife Becky of Kenefick, and Reginald “Tootie” Thornton and wife Charlotte of Kenefick; sisters, Regina Norris of Dayton, Peggy Ilene Dobbs of Baycliff, TX; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews, too numerous to count.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for the family at http://www.pacestancil.com/

Jameson

Royce Ray Jameson age 74 died Thursday August 18, 2016 in Humble, Texas.

Royce was born in Roxton, Texas October 16, 1941 the son of the late Walter Ray Jameson and Iva Thomas Jameson. Royce enjoyed gardening and fishing. He also enjoyed sitting on the porch and enjoying the outdoors. Royce served in the US Navy from 1960-1964 aboard the USS Hancock as an electricians mate. He worked for over thirty years for Lowe’s and Ace Hardware. Customers would ask for Royce and seek out his advice on projects. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his sons: Robert Jameson wife Lana, Walter Jameson wife Regina, and Michael Jameson wife Samantha. In addition he leaves his sister Juanita Roseberry, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 2:15PM Wednesday August 24, 2016 at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in Royce’s memory to: Wreaths Across America at http://waahouston.com. A memorial service will be held 6:30PM Thursday August 25, 2016 at First United Methodist Church 600 S. Buffalo St. Canton, Texas 75103. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Stevens

Gary Owen Stevens, 64, of Dayton, Texas, died August 16, 2016 in Baytown, Texas.

Celebration of his life will be held on August 20, 2016 at noon at his residence in Dayton, Texas. As per his wishes his door will be open all day. Please join us as we honor dad’s life. 

Gary was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 17, 1952 to Gerald and Leona Stevens. He was a veteran and served in the  United States Marine Corps and a proud member of the National Rifle Association.

Gary is preceded in death by his mother, Leona Yancey and father, Gerald Stevens.

Gary is survived by his son Paul Stevens of Dayton, Texas. His daughter Sheree Holland and husband Adam Holland of Nacogdoches, Texas and their four children; Elijah, Zane, Makenzie, and Addison. As well as daughter Angela Ryan and her son Liam Ryan of Hagerstown, Maryland. He leaves behind five siblings John Stevens of Dayton, Texas, Jeannie Davis and husband Billy Davis of Joaquin, Texas, Sheryl Hamilton of Huntington, Texas, Mark Martin of Dayton, Texas, and Milton Martin and wife Rhonda Martin of Dayton, Texas. He also leaves behind many loved nieces and nephews.
Gary always believed that your word was worth more than the money in your pocket and a hand shake sealed the deal. He loved God, his family, and his country. He was a true Patriot.
                              
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

Wallen

Mack Randall Wallen, 76, of Dayton died Thursday, August 18, 2016 in Sherman.

Services for Mr. Wallen will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Blackburn officiating. Visitation will be Monday, 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Masonic Cemetery in Del Rio, Texas.

Mack was born August 17, 1940 in Del Rio, Texas to parents, Michael and Cora Helen Chastain Wallen. He attended Del Rio High School and received an associate degree from San Jacinto College. He served in the US Navy and retired from Lubrizol Corp. Mack moved to Dayton in 1971 and was previously of Deer Park. He loved his family and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Don L. Wallen and his wife of 54 years, Mary “Ellen” Humphreys Wallen. He is survived by sons, Mark R. Wallen of Cleburne and Donald W. Wallen and wife Debra of Dayton; daughter, Lori A. Cohoon and husband Kevin of California; sister Peggy Love of Johnson City; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for the family at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home & Cemetery | Cleveland, Dayton & Coldspring, TX

Woodell

Fred Benjamin Woodell, 81, of Dayton died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in Liberty.

Mr. Woodell was born January 9, 1935 in Jasper, Texas to parents Fred Mitchell Woodell and Tenie Vera Hancock Woodell. He was a lifelong resident of Jasper where he attended Jasper High School. Fred worked for Brown and Root, and was owner of a dry cleaners. He also enjoyed tractors, cattle and horses.

Service for Mr. Woodell will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday evening at Pace-Stancil. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson, Trace and his brother Bob Woodell. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vickie Watts Woodell of Dayton; daughters, Sharon Gansky and husband Jerry of Dayton and Brenda Trujillo and husband Robert of Alvin; brother, Bud Woodell; sister, Bonnie and Em; grandchildren, Rachel, Keith, Tara, Christopher, Shaena, Russell, and Anthony; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Matthies

Thomas David Matthies, Sr., 74, of Dayton, Texas, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

He was born on May 4, 1942 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Daniel and Ivah Stratton Matthies, the youngest of eight children. Thomas proudly honored his country by serving in the United States Army.

Thomas worked as a mill wright for Brown and Root and Hickman for several years. He loved to work and in his spare time, he would tinker around the house and he enjoyed gardening. Thomas and his wife Judy were members of Lake Houston United Methodist Church.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings Joann Mains, Kathryn Roach, Ellen May Wing, Dennis Matthies, James Matthies and Bill Matthies. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 38 years, Judy Larson Matthies; his children Terri Matthies of Houston, Tommy Matthies of Houston, Tim Matthies and wife Dagney of Colorado and David Matthies and wife Elaine of Baytown; his grandsons Josh Matthies AME1 USN, DJ Matthies and wife Kristen, Dustin Matthies, Dawson Matthies and Drew Matthies; his granddaughters Kady Matthies, Lisa Matthies Barnes and husband Cody, Cassie Richards, Amber Gonzales and husband Adam; his five great-grandchildren; his sister Linda Scott; and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Thomas will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, August 20, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 602 North Main Street in Dayton. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Collier

James Perry Collier, 92, of Trinity, Texas died Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Conroe.

Mr. Collier was born in Wichita Fall, Texas to parents, John Perry Collier and Lois V. Enloe Collier. He served during World War II in the U. S. Army, was a machinist at Baker Hughes for over 44 years. He was a member of Park Place Masonic Lodge #1173 and the Daylight Lodge #1288. Perry enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Services are 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas. Visitation will be 12 noon until 2:00 p.m., Friday before the service. Interment will follow at French Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are David Collier, Nathan Collier, Louis Fingleman, Kenneth Barton, Joey Fingleman, Sonny Fingleman, Donnie Fingleman and honorary pallbearers are John Collier and Joe Collier.

Mr. Collier was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, David Reed Collier. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Lois Christine Fingleman Collier of Trinity; son, John Edward Collier of Trinity; grandchildren, Joe Collier and Sherry Luce and husband Woody; great-grandchildren, Dillon, Tyler, and Memphis; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Kelley

Heavenly hosts were there to meet Sis. Pamela Carroll Kelley, as she moved toward the throne.  Angelic choirs sang “Hallelujah” as they welcomed home one of their own on August 12, 2016.

On August, 251946, in Dayton, Texas, the Lord blessed John W. and Beatrice Payne Sr. a beautiful baby girl named Pamela Carroll. Pamela was the oldest sibling and only girl of four.

At a tender age of eight Pamela started piano lessons, under the direction of the late Ethel Stussie.  She played for several churches,  using her ordained gift from God to play 35 years at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

On July 10, 1965 she married the love of her life; Ivory Kelley Sr. and to this glorious union three children were born; Jacqueline Carroll Kelley-Henry, Ivory Kelley Jr. and LaDana Kelley-Leblanc.

She was preceded in death by her father, John W. Payne Sr. and her brother Earl W. Payne.
She will be greatly missed and leaves to cherish her memory; her husband of fifty-one years Rev. Ivory Kelley Sr.; daughters; Jacqueline C. Kelley-Henry and LaDana Kelley-Leblanc, and son; Ivory Kelley Jr.(Vequiela), her mother; Beatrice Payne; siblings; John Payne Jr. (Barbara), and Thomas Payne (Jacqueline).  Three grandchildren; Victor B. Henry Jr., De’Ray Freeman, and Ahriana LeBlanc.  Five great-grandchildren; Adairiun, London, Victor “D”, Amirah, and Akaya Henry, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation Services: Friday August 19, 2016  Wells Funeral Services  from 1:00pm-6:00pm.  Saturday, August 20, 2016, she will lie-in-state  9:00 am - 11:00 am, Mt. Pleasant  Missionary Baptist Church, 2812 North Cleveland Highway, Dayton, Texas 77535.  Funeral Service will follow Rev. E. Maxwell officiating.
Interment Acie Cemetery Dayton, Texas

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

White

Danny Ray White, 60, resident of Dayton, Texas died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Dayton.

He was born on November 10, 1955 in Linton, Indiana to Charles White and Sharron (Bland) Bedwell. Danny graduated from Switz City Central High School in 1974. After graduation, he relocated to the Dayton area and worked as a heavy equipment operator for Austin Industrial, Inc. in Baytown for the past twenty years.

Danny loved spending as much time as he could with his family and friends. He never met a stranger and his friends were like his own family to him. Some of his hobbies included fishing, hunting, gardening and going to flea markets. Danny was laid back and very kind hearted. His children described him as being a “cool” dad and slow as pond water. Danny was always thankful for everything and would never let anything go to waste. He would always eat any food until it was all gone, scraping his plate clean and could eat an entire box of Hamburger Helper by himself.

Danny was preceded in death by his loving wife of 17 years, Barbara White; his mother Sharron Bedwell; his step-mother Norma White; his sister Connie Marie White; and his brother Brad Bedwll. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his father Charles “Bud” White; his children Lisa Bolinger and husband Eddie of Dayton, TX, Geoffrey Allen White of Dayton, TX and Zachary Leonard of Crosby, TX; his granddaughter Grace Anne Bolinger of Dayton, TX; his siblings Toni Hale and husband Richard of Washington, IN, Jerry White and wife Kathy of Switz City, IN and Cathy Herndon and husband Doug of Bloomfield, IN; his nieces and nephews Jennifer Fair, Steven Hale, Nikki Lundy, Morgan Gibson, Cade and Jace Herndon; and a host of other family members and friends. Danny will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
 
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday, August 18, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 602 North Main Street in Dayton. The family requests no formal attire be worn, to come as you are for the visitation. It was Danny’s wishes to be laid to rest with his family in Lindon, Indiana. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Scott

John Elmer Scott of Raywood, Texas died on Saturday August 13, 2016 at Clairmont in Beaumont. He was 73.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 11:00A.M. at Faith & Family Chapel with Kenneth Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Crest cemetery in Baytown.

Serving as pallbearers are Jason Hendricks, Nathan Hendricks, John Earl Scott, Craig DeBerry, Keith Holland and Jack Wenzell.

The family will be receiving friends also on Wednesday August 17, 2016 from 10:00A.M. until time of service.

A native and lifelong residence of Liberty, he was a retired operator from Brown & Root. He was also a member of Pentecostal Tabernacle of Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas Scott and Lillie Vanderpool Scott, and sister Shirley Troyer.

Survivors are his wife, Wanda Scott of Liberty, son, John Allen Scott of San Antonio. Daughters, Pam Detillier of Houston, and Theresa Scott of Sugar Land. Brothers, Charles Scott of Devers, Robert Scott of Liberty, Tony Scott of Raywood, and step brothers, Gene Holland of Raywood, Clifton Holland of Buna, and 1 granddaughter.

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

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Jouette

Duthel Huey Fairchild Jouette of Dayton, Texas died Thursday August 11, 2016 at Regent Care in Kingwood, Texas.

She was 87.  Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 15, 2016 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Service for Mrs. Jouette will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday August 17, 2016 at Elwood Baptist Church, 213 Elwood Road, Forest Hill, Louisiana.  Interment will follow at Butters Cemetery, in Forest Hill.

Mrs. Jouette was born on February 11, 1929 in Longleaf, Louisiana.  She grew up in Forest Hill, Louisiana and eventually married the love of her life, Mr. Edward Jouette, on November 16th, 1946.  They moved to Houston and lived in the Heights where they started a family.  After their two children were born they moved to the northeast side.  There they owned Sunset Realty where she worked selling real estate for many years. They moved to Dayton in the early 80's thinking they would retire.

Duthel and Ed had a passion for gardening and the outdoors.  This led to the opening of Trinity Valley Nursery in 1982 which was family operated until Mr. Jouette's passing in 2008.
Mrs. Jouette was known for the hundreds of azaleas in her yard she had cultivated from the small plants brought from the nurseries in Forest Hill. She spent many hours on her John Deere tractor planting, watering and fertilizing.  When the grandkids came to visit they wanted to ride along with "Maw maw".
Mrs. Jouette loved her Seaport coffee and sweets. She enjoyed a good book and the occasional "gossip" magazine. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she had the decorations to prove it. She talked to her sister Emma B every night and her little dog Prissy was her baby.  The thing she probably did the best was love her husband.  They had a deep love. Her favorite singer was Elvis and her ringtone for "Paw" was " You Were Always On My Mind". They had a great romance.

In March of this year, Mrs. Jouette suffered a stroke that sent her to San Jacinto Hospital. She received rehab in Kingwood , Texas and continued therapy at Regent Care of Kingwood.   A subsequent hospital visit resulted in hospice being called in to help with her final care. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was "Maw" to us all and she will be missed the most!

She was preceded in death by:
Parents, William Fairchild and Mrs. Olivia Harrington Fairchild of Forest Hill, Louisiana 
Husband’s parents, Beverly Edward Jouette Sr. and Mrs. Ruth Butter Jouette of Forest Hill , Louisiana 
Husband ,Beverly Edward Jouette of Dayton, Texas
Grandson , Ernest Adrian Koehler of Dayton, Texas
Son in Law , Michael Adrian of Dayton, Texas
And several brothers and sisters

She is survived by:
Son , Steven E. Jouette and Mrs. Donna Stephens Jouette of Dayton,Texas
Daughter, Pamela G. Adrian of Natchitoches, Louisiana 
Granddaughters:
Jamie Bellamy Nash and Scott Engle of Conroe, Texas
Misty Jouette Brock and her husband Trent Brock of Dayton ,Texas
Stacey Jouette Allsbrooks and her husband Jerod Allsbrooks of Dayton, Texas
Maggie Adrian of Natchitoches, Louisiana
Grandson, Casey Steven Jouette and Mrs. Erica Dvorak Jouette of Kingwood, Texas
Great grandchildren:
Emily Koehler of Trinity, Texas
Avery Allsbrooks of Dayton, Texas
Faith Allsbrooks of Dayton, Texas
Isadora Adrian of Natchitoches, Louisiana 
Ella Arden Brock of Dayton, Texas
Easton Landry Brock of Dayton, Texas
Drew Edward Allsbrooks of Dayton, Texas
Samuel Case Allsbrooks of Dayton, Texas
Jax Benjamin Jouette of Kingwood, Texas
Sister, Mrs. Emma Bea Whitehead and her husband Robert Whitehead
Multiple nieces and nephew.

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Lewis

Maude D. Lewis 87, of Silsbee, TX. died August 9, 2016.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 420 S. 10 St. Silsbee, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until Funeral at 11AM. Burial will be in Kirby Cemetery, Silsbee.

She lives to cherish her memory, son: Elister Wardell Lewis of Hampton, Va.; daughters: Kimberly Dionne Lewis-Dyson of Houston, TX and Paula Jeanette McNair of Beaumont, TX. A host of Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Lewis’ services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Location in Anahuac, Beaumont and Silsbee, TX.) 409-840-2022; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

McCarty

Pamela Sue Neel McCarty 66, of Liberty, died Friday August 12, 2016 at her residence.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday August 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Tennessee Presbyterian Church of Timpson, TX. Interment will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Timpson.

Pamela was born December 21, 1949 to David Neel and Phyllis Ward in Orange, TX. She had worked for Liberty and Hardin County Appraisal District as an Appraiser. She lived in Liberty for 25 years and attended the Jubilee Covenant Fellowship Church of Dayton.

She is preceded in death by her sisters, Susan Neel and Sandra Neel, mother, Phyllis Ward.

Those she leaves behind to cherish her memories are father, David Neel of Timpson, TX, husband, Robin McCarty of Liberty, sons, Donald Garrison of Liberty, Clinton Garrison of Liberty, Graydon McCarty of Liberty and daughter, Briana Porter and husband Mason of Liberty., sister, Diana Wideman of Timpson and granddaughters, Caytelin McCarty of Liberty and Emma Blankfeld of Liberty.

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

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Greak

Agnes H. Greak age 92 died Thursday August 11, 2016 in McGregor, Texas.

Agnes was born in Houston, Texas January 16, 1924 the daughter of the late Stephen Khoury Jamail and Zahira Jamail. Agnes worked as a Registered Nurse till she was eighty years of age. She received her degree in Nursing from the University of Texas. She worked in home health care as well as for numerous years at Liberty Healthcare. She enjoyed knitting and spending time with her family and friends. She was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Church where she taught CCD and played the piano and organ.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe E. Greak as well as two brothers Louis Jamail and Freddy Jamail.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons: Joe Greak (Betsy) of Waco, TX; Nolan Greak (Karen) of Lubbock, TX; David Greak of Liberty; Jimmy Greak (Denise) of Hawkins, TX; Louis Greak (Tommie) of Humble, TX; Brother: Robert Jamail (Carolyn) of Woodlands, TX; twelve grandchildren: Stephen Greak (Juilann); Angela Cuellar (Trajan); Daniel Greak (Susan); Jennifer Cannaday (Kevin); Nicole Noble (Ethan); Alanna Watts (Colin); Garrett Greak; Patrick Greak; Michael Brown; Cory Greak (Michelle); Justin Greak (Christina); Lauren Uryasz (Michael). In addition she leaves sixteen greatgrandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Services for Agnes will be held 1:30PM Sunday August 14, 2016 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held in Liberty Catholic Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Marino

Cheryl Lynn Marino 53, of Beaumont died July 29, 2016 in Deer Park.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday August 13, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of China, TX with Reverend Lloyd Walters officiating. Interment will follow at China Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Keith Lieb, Dwayne Taylor, Brandon Taylor, Zachary Lee, B.J. Lester and Daniel Kerbersky.

The family will be receiving friends also on Saturday August 13, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of China, from 12:00 PM until service time .

Cheryl was born in Pasadena, TX, on January 9, 1963 to Jake Marino and Carmenell Ainsworth. She had lived in Pearland, TX for 3 years and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Samuel Marino and a sister Brenda Rice.

She is survived by her son, Mark Parker and wife Kristy Rosharon, TX, daughter, Tiffany Lieb and husband Keith of Freeport, brothers, Kimmy Marino and wife Becky of Pittsburg, TX, William Dale Marino of Broaddus, TX, sister, Ava Nell Marino of Broaddus, TX, granddaughter, Kaylyn Parker and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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Roy

Our sweet mama, Margaret Emily Roy, 79, affectionately known as "Baby" died August 8, 2016. She was born on September 24, 1936.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marguerite and Scotty Ulch; her brother Scotty Ulch; husband Francis Roy; and daughter Cindy Strode. She leaves behind four children who will miss her like crazy...

She is survived by her children, Leslie Willey Jr., of Port Aransas, Texas, Scotty Willey, John Willey and wife Yolanda and Stacey Medders and husband Stacey all of Anahuac Texas; her sister, Betty Messina of Austin; her brother, Bill Ulch of Aransas Pass; fifteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

We will have fond memories of our mother sitting at the kitchen counter laughing at the jokes being told, making her fantastic coconut pies  and sitting at her sewing machine.

She will definitely be missed.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 10am on Friday, August 12, 2016 in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Higginbotham

Presten Cash Higginbotham, infant son of Robert M. “Bobby” Higginbotham and Mazie M. Pafford, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at the Kingwood Regional Hospital in Kingwood.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2016, at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Presten is survived by his parents: Robert M. “Bobby” Higginbotham and Mazie M. Pafford of Dayton, brother: Westen Higginbotham of Dayton, grandparents: Michael and Renee’ Pafford of Dayton, Alicia and Albert Valerio of Dayton, and Anita and Wesley Norsworthy of Dayton, great-grandparents: Charles Ray and Rita Pafford of Dayton, Debra and Andrew Strang of Daisetta, Linda Andress of Waco, and Kurt and Patty Gassett of Dayton, numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.

Nunes

Rodney George Nunes, 50, of Huffman, Texas, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at his home in Huffman.

He was born on May 26, 1966 in San Jose, California to Rachaele Carrillo. Rodney’s family relocated to Texas and he graduated from Anahuac High School in 1985. In February 1986, Rodney joined the United States Army proudly serving his country as an Army medic. Following active duty, he entered the National Reserve Guard from 1989 to 1993. He attended Lee College and Lone Star College, where he received his degree in Nursing. Rodney was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, the oldest honor society for liberal arts and sciences in college for his high academic honors. He was also a captain for the Anahuac Volunteer Fire Department.

Rodney worked in the environmental fields for approximately twenty years doing water well testing for gas products as well as mold, asbestos and lead paint abatement. After suffering a major back injury, he decided to return to school for his nursing degree. Rodney has worked as a nurse for the past five years on the Med Surg floor with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. He loved helping others and would often volunteer to work for other nurses with children during the holidays so they could be with their families. He was considered by most as a “work horse”. Rodney was a caring giver and doer with a gentle soul and a devoted uncle to his three young nephews.

When Rodney was four years old, his family lived near a golf course. He would often wake up early on the weekends to collect balls from the course and sell the balls he collected. He also cared for and shared a passion of animals, always rescuing little kittens. Rodney was a perfectionist, clean freak, germaphobe and a MOMMA’S boy. Some of his hobbies included hiking, rock climbing, anything outdoors, carpentry and electrical work. As a young boy, Rodney was an avid reader who later in life loved scientific readings. Rodney also liked to go fishing, cook barbeque and collect rocks (geology).

Rodney was preceded in death by his uncles Leonard Lawrence Carrillo, James “Jimmy” Richard Carrillo and Joseph John “Johnny” Carrillo. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his fiancé Lanette Doyen of Huffman; his parents Rachaele “Rae” and Herman Dunn of Huffman; his sisters Sonya and husband Glenn Camp of Marble Hill, Georgia and Leilani and husband James Wilson of Austin; his nephews Kai, Jake and Kian Wilson, Bryan and Chip Camp; his step-children Larry Desormeaux and Stephen Desormeaux and wife Stephanie; his step-grandchildren Sara and Stephen, Jr.; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Rodney will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, for those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Rodney’s honor to the Houston Humane Society, 14700 Almeda Road, Houston, TX 77053 or by visiting https://houstonhumane.org

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4pm until 6pm on Saturday, August 13, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 602 North Main Street in Dayton. A celebration of Rodney’s life will begin immediately following the visitation at 6pm. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Varnon

Coy Glenn Varnon, 57, of Simmons Bottom, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2016, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Coy was born November 21, 1958 in Liberty to parents: John Spruce Varnon, Sr. and Anna Marie Varnon, and was a lifelong resident of the Liberty-Dayton area. He was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1977, received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Lamar University, and was co-owner of Liberty Furniture for nearly 30 years. He also enjoyed working on the family farm "Dreamwinds," telling stories, reading, and cooking. Coy will be remembered as an accomplished and beloved husband, dad, and business owner.

Coy was preceded in death by his father: John Spruce Varnon, Sr.; and sisters: Fran Krull and Dodie May. He is survived by his wife of 30 years: Tina Hall Varnon of Simmons Bottom; son: Seth Varnon and wife Kimberly of Humble; daughter: Bana Varnon Jobe and husband Cade of Dripping Springs; mother: Anna Marie Varnon of Dayton; brothers: James Varnon and wife Diana of Kingwood, and John Varnon, Jr. and wife Claudette of Bandera; sister: Myrt Krull and husband Bob of Austin; brother-in-law: Bill Krull of Cleveland; Coy and Tina's fur babies: Amos, Miss Priss, Lil AJ, Sox, Shiner, and Pixie Girl; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Willcox

Alice Lee Willcox, 97, of Anahuac died August 8, 2016.

She was born in Beaumont, Texas on February 26, 1919 to George Allen Kight and Effie Mae Kight. Alice spent her childhood in Proctor, Texas before moving back to Beaumont with her parents during her teen years. She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1935.

In high school, Alice met J.C. “Goonie” Willcox of Anahuac and they were married on October 24, 1936. They moved back to Anahuac where she spent the rest of her life. She retired from Anahuac High School where she worked as Secretary to the High School Principal. During her long tenure there, Alice worked for five different Principals, all of which she highly respected.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband “Goonie”; her sister Yetta; and just recently, her youngest son Ben T. Willcox. She leaves behind her sons, Jesse C. Willcox, III and wife Shirley of Beaumont, George A. “Pudge” Willcox and wife Kay of Anahuac; her daughter-in-law Marsha Willcox of Wallisville; a nephew Earnest Frank of California and a niece Denise White of Orange. Alice has thirteen grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Anahuac. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in the Anahuac Cemetery.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Allen Willcox, Collin Willcox, Ben Willcox, Hayden Barbeaud, Kari Totzer and Robert Vaughn.

Gatewood

Mary Eleanor Gatewood, of Liberty, Texas, died Saturday, August 6, 2016 in Beaumont, Texas.

She was born on December 16, 1926 in Summerville, PA to Clarence Markle and Rita Dunham. Mary graduated from Gladewater (TX) High School in 1943. She attended Lamar University, graduating in 1967 with her Bachelor’s degree in Education.

Mary and Herman made their home in Liberty for over 60 years. They raised their children, Gail and Guy, and welcomed many friends and loved ones into their home. Mary was a dedicated teacher for 25 years in the Hardin ISD as a teacher of 4th and 5th grade science and math. She also specialized in special education and art. Mary retired from the school district in 1991. During her time as a teacher, she impacted many students and their families with her dedication.
Mary was an active member of the TSTA, and was an avid reader. Mary was devoted to her children and grandchildren. Her favorite moments were with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, reading their favorite books and playing their favorite games. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 62 years, Herman L. Gatewood; her brother Carl Crossland; and daughter-in-law Colleen Gatewood. She is survived by her son Guy Gatewood and wife Gail; her daughter Gail Gatewood Wilson and husband Curtis; her grandchildren Christie Ramirez and husband JR, Lisa Shaw and husband Jason and Michael Benson; her great-grandchildren Brooke Ramirez, Deana Shaw and Elizabeth Shaw; her sisters-in-law Mary Ann Crossland and Wanda Gatewood; and other loving family members and friends.

Serving the family as honorary pallbearers will be Michael Benson, JR Ramirez, Jason Shaw, Glenn Raney, Brent Crossland, Curtis Wilson, John Smithey, Terry Radley, Paul Stewart and Bill Scadden.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Allison Funeral Service located at 1101 N. Travis Street, Liberty, Texas 77575. A graveside service and committal will be held at 10am on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in Rosedale Cemetery in Sour Lake, TX with Rev. David Cross officiating.

Wilson

Peter Gary Wilson age 70 died Saturday August 6, 2016 in Huntsville, Texas.

Peter was born in Houston, Texas July 1, 1946 the son of the late Arthur and Donna Wilson. Peter worked for the majority of his life as a long shore men and member of the I.L.A. Local #24. Peter enjoyed fishing, golfing in his early years, and singing karaoke. He collected old fishing reels and antique tools. He built cabinets, tables, and remodeled his own home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Chris Wilson and Michael Wilson, as well as a son Peter Ross Wilson.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter Allison M. Wilson, sisters Cecelia Sauvage and husband Norbert, Sally Amyett and husband Danny, and a brother Robert Wilson, five grandchildren Charlie Wilson, Alex Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Kayla Wilson, and Lacy Foster. In addition he leaves three great-grandchildren and other extended family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A funeral Service for Peter will be held 2PM Wednesday at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Internment will be at Liberty Catholic Cemetery.  Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hughes

J. Barrie Hughes, 89, of Liberty, died Friday, August 5, 2016, at the Kindred Hospital in Baytown.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Graveside are 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2016, at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Barrie was born December 15, 1926 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, to parents William A. and Josephine Thompson Hughes. He was a former resident of Crosby, Texas, and has resided in Liberty since 1970.

He was a graduate of Sand Springs High School, received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa, was a veteran of the US Navy during WWII, a retired accountant for Exxon, and attended First Assembly of God Church.

Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years: Naomi R. Kinard Hughes, and his parents. He is survived by his son: Paul Hughes of Liberty, daughter: Theresa Hughes Williamson of Cleburne, grandchildren: Rachael, Benjamin, and Lydia Williamson, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

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Davis

James Leslie Davis 88, of Hardin, TX passed Aug. 06, 2016.

Services will be Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 at Olive Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 5830 FM 1011 (Hardin, TX.) Liberty, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 with a 12 Noon Gate Time in Houston National Cemetery, Houston, TX.

James was born in Hardin (Lakeland), Liberty County, Texas on January 5, 1928 to Oscar Davis, Sr. and Hannah Freeman Davis. James was united with Christ at an early age at Green Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Romayor, Texas. He united with Olive Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Hardin, Texas and was a member until his death. James held many positions at Olive Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, including Deacon, Brotherhood President, Sunday School teacher, Bible Study teacher, and Food Committee chairman.

James was an active participant in the Trinity Valley District Association for many years. He served as the President of the Laymen’s Auxiliary for several decades.

James graduated from Hardin High School. He served in the Anti-Aircraft Division in the U.S. Army during the Korean War attaining the rank of Sergeant. He attended Prairie View A&M University where he studied education and kinesiology. James graduated from the Houston Police Academy, discovering his passion for law enforcement. He retired from the Houston Police Department after thirty-one years of service. James worked for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department as a patrolman and as a longtime Bailiff in the 75th District Court, retiring in December, 2001. He received his Master Peace Officer Certification in 1998.

James was an active member and past President of the Hardin Lions Club, board member and past President of the Board of Commissioners for the Liberty County Emergency Services District No. 7 for the Hardin/Moss Hill area. Liberty County Judge Jay Knight declared April 26, 2015 as “James Leslie Davis Day” in Liberty County in honor of his work in the church and community.

James was preceded in death by his father and mother; wife, Ruth Louise Davis; sons, Gary Bernard Davis and James Leslie Davis, Jr.; brother, Oscar Davis, Jr.; and sister, Susie Lee Davis Vaughn.

James leaves behind to cherish his memories: daughters, Jacqueline Davis, Venus Booker (Earnest), Donneshea Cook (Earl), Bonita Davis (Richard), and Morika Davis (Mark); brother, Franklin D. Davis; sisters, Addie Mae Irvin, Hazel Poole, Lola Belle Roberts, and Lois Flim (Dennis); grandchildren, Rasheeda Davis, Erica Davis Guerrero (Anthony), Leslie Davis, Fallon Adams (Jeremy), Terence Booker, Patrick Cook, Hunter Davis, Chance Ardoin, Devin Cook, and Savannah Ardoin; great-grandchildren, Anthony Guerrero, Jr., Nicolas Guerrero, Maya Porter, Kayleigh Fregia, Kierra Davis, Tillman Hawkins, Raniyah Hawkins, Tristen Davis, Nasir Kitchen, and Brayden Cook.

Mr. Davis' services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, TX.) 409-267-3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Melonson

Lomas J. “L.J.” Melonson died Tuesday August 2, 2016 in Dayton, Texas.

The Sun Rose in New Iberia, Louisiana on August 11, 1920 for Willie Melonson and Rebecca Mallet Melonson. Into this union the child, Lomas J. Melonson was born. He attended Hull-Daisetta ISD. L.J. was founder, owner, and entrepreneur of L.J.’s Garage for forty years. Cars were his life, “if it was broken he could fix it.” Husband, Dad, Grandpa, and friend to family and friends all wanted to be in his presence to hear one of his good old days stories.

L.J. is preceded in death by his parents, wife Gladys Melonson, son Jerry Arline, sister Bertha Melonson Deville, brothers; Lester Melonson, Wilfred Melonson, Lance Melonson, Norris Melonson, Harry Melonson, and Lloyd Melonson.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Constance B. Adams of Dayton, son L.J. Melonson Jr. (Paula) of Atascocita, daughter-in-law Shirley Arline of Riverside, CA. In addition he leaves twenty-nine grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 11AM Wednesday August 10, 2016 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 101 Donatto St. Ames, Texas with Rosary service to be held at 10AM. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Marberry

Lola Mae Marberry 78, of Hardin, Texas, died on Wednesday August 3, 2016 at her residence. She was 78.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday August 6, 2016 at New Life Church of Batson, TX, at 10:00.A.M. with Reverend Bill Campbell and Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Eugene Shannon, Michael Shannon, Guy Phillips, Shannon Styron, Chip Measles, Randy Measles, Bryce Hazelwood and Trever Hanks.

Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Taylor, Tommy Fregia, James Strahan, Billy Duke, Buster Hudspeth, David Chandler, Terry Elder Sr. and Milford Measles.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday August 5, 2016 from 5:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. at New Life Church of Batson, TX.

A native of Corpus Christi, TX, she had lived in Hardin, TX, most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a member of New Life Church of Batson, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lendell Marberry and son, Eddie Marberry. Parents, William Burr Rayburn and Mamie Rayburn. Brothers, William Burr Rayburn Jr. and Robert Gerald Rayburn.

Survivors are daughters, Charmaine Kresch and husband Frank of Jefferson, TX, Dede Taylor of Hardin, TX. Son, Chuck Marberry and wife Tammie of Hardin, TX, and brother, Carl Rayburn of Ruth, MS. Sisters, Mary Lou Shannon of Hull, TX, Margaret Measles and husband Milford of Madisonville, TX, and Carroll Hudspeth and husband Buster of Monticello, MS. Grandchildren are Brandi Farrell and husband Shawn of Fort Worth, TX, Heath Dennison of Jefferson, TX, Tiffany Hanks of Batson, TX, Tabitha Freeman and husband Clint of Batson, TX, Tommi Deckert and husband Trey of Batson, TX, Megan Jordan of Las Vegas, NV, Tara Jordan of San Antonio, TX, Monica Marberry of Hardin, TX, and Tealyn Marberry of Hardin, TX. Great-grandchildren are Julian Farrell, Lola Pearl Farrell, Trever Hanks, Bryce Hazelwood, Graci Hazelwood, Kobyn Freeman, Treysen Deckert, and Trinyti Deckert.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Missions 42493 Hwy. 105. Batson, Texas 77519.

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Biass

Gracie M. Bias, 75, of Houston, Texas, died July 30, 2016, at her residence.

Gracie Mearl Scott Bias was born January 18, 1941 in Hardin, Texas, to the late Frank and Nada Tompkins Scott.

She accepted Christ and baptized at an early age.  She was a member of the Church of God in Christ in Hardin, Texas, and later a member of Evangelist Temple Church of God in Christ, Houston, Texas, until she move to Alexandria Louisiana. Gracie graduated from Hardin Elementary School and attended Liberty High School in Liberty, Texas.

She worked at Sears as a cook for many years and Houston Independent School District as a food service waiter until she retired. She worked at a Nursing Facility for a few years. She was called back to the School District where she worked several more years.

Gracie loved her family never complained and we always had prayer before we departed.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Mr. Frank and Nada Tompkins Scott, four sisters, five brothers.

He leaves to cherish her memories; one brother: Reverend Ben Scott of Topeka, Kansas, two sisters: Mary Vimin of Houston, Texas, Wanda S. Scott Bell of Alexandria, Louisiana. A special nephew, Geoffrey Scott of Houston, Texas and a host of relatives  and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5 , 2016, at Wells Funeral Services, Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas from 1:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. She will lie-in-state at Olive Bethel Baptist Church, 5830 FM 1011, Liberty, Texas,  Rev. Gregg Ballard, Pastor from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, funeral services will follow.  Rev. Ben Scott, Officiating.

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

Nettles

Dorothy Merle Nettles of Moss Hill, left us to be reunited with our daddy and her husband on Wednesday August 3, 2016 at her residence. She was 82.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday August 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, with Reverend Don Hinklin officiating. Cremation to follow service.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday August 5, 2016 from 5:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

A native of San Angelo, TX, she had lived in Moss Hill for 30 years and was a retired administrator for Life Share Blood Centers of Beaumont. She was very active in the Hardin Lions Club where she and her husband Henry served their community with joy and passion.

She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Weldon Nettles, her parents, Ross Wilson and Dorothy Jane Wilson. Brother, Leon Wilson and one sister and great granddaughter, Brittany Shaw.

Survivors are son, Daniel Nettles and wife Terry of La Porte, daughters, Linda Hinklin of Silsbee, and Debbie Janssen of La Porte. Sister, Liz Nelson of Rio Grande, TX.

Grandchildren are Leah Shotwell, Shana Arnold, Janelle Janssen, Heather Breland, Amber Hildebrand, and Carrie Huff.

Great grand grandchildren, Kelsey Arnold, Tristan Arnold, Preston Arnold, Blake Vest, Kamden Breland, Brayden Wilson, Morgan Hildebrand, Tyler Hildebrand, Landan Huff, Amelia Huff and Colt Vest. Great -great -grandchildren are Lyric Shaw, Lorelai Shaw and Carter Arnold.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Dorothy Nettles may be made to The Hardin Lions Club Highway 146 1. Hardin, Texas 7756

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dorothy Merle Nettles 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..

Holloman

Clint Holloman Jr. 93, of Liberty, TX died July 30, 2016.

Services will be Aug. 06, 2016 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church 101 Donatto St. Ames, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral at 10AM. Interment will be Our Mother Mercy Catholic Cemetery, Ames, TX.

Clint Jr. was born Sept. 28, 1922. to parents Henriette and Clint Holloman Sr.

Clint was born and raised in Polk County. He served in the U.S. Navy and participated in World War II. In 1964 he married the love of his life Annie Lee Arceneaux-Holloman. He was employed at Hugh Tool Company for 43 Years until retiring in 1984.

He was preceded in death by parents: Clint Sr. and Henrietta Holloman, wife: Annie Le Holloman and son: Nathaniel Holloman

To continue his legacy, Clint leaves his daughters: Clemmie Coleman and Ester Holloman, sons: Clint Holloman III, Reno Holloman, Alexander Holloman and Sampson Deloach, 16- Grandchildren 6- Great Grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Mr. Holloman's services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, TX.) 409-267-3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Smith

Dorothy Jane Smith 63, of Hankamer, TX died July 28, 2016.

Services will be Aug. 06, 2016 at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church 213 Albrittion Gulley Rd. Hankamer, TX. Visitation will begin at 11AM until funeral at 1PM. Interment will be in Lewis Cemetery.

She was proceeded in death by her mother Dorothy Gillory-Lewis and father Julius Lewis Sr. Late husband's Denny Speights and Dorsey Smith, Sister's Betty Lewis, Bertha Rivon, Ethel Banks, Linda Lewis and Fannie Raymond.

Cherishing her memories are children: Anthony Lewis (Irisa), Satera Pasha, Deltra Speights and Jacquline Singleton (Philip Jones). Siblings: Carolyn Speights, Julius Lewis Jr. and Elizabeth Lewis. 11 Grandchildren, 2-Great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Smith's services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, TX.) 409-267-3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Carr

Guy Patrick Carr, 53, of Liberty, passed peacefully into the arms of God on August 1, 2016. An enormous loss for this world, but a beautiful gain in heaven.

Guy was born on March 23, 1963 in Fort Worth, Texas. His parents are Herbert and Katherine Carr of Liberty.

Family was everything to him. He was a cherished Husband, Dad and PawPaw. Guy was a man of God, a hard worker and a loyal friend, he was an example to everyone.

He loved life and had many interests, hunting, fishing, guns, motorcycles and pawn shops.

A lifetime resident of Liberty, Guy attended college at Stephen F. Austin, majoring in Criminal Justice. Then went on to pursue a career as a Police Officer for Dayton P.D. He proudly wore the badge and continued his love for the Police Brotherhood even after going to work at Chevron.

Honored to hold the precious memories of this wonderful man is his wife of 28 years, Terri Carr and daughters, Angela Brown and Aimee Carr, all of Liberty. Plus many other relatives.

Guy fought the good fight for nearly 12 years after his injury. He held on for his family. His pride and joy was his three Grandbabies, Alisabeth Brown, Aidan and Noah Billstein who loved him dearly.

There will be no public ceremony. Those wanting to show their respect please donate to the Dayton Police Department in Guy's name.

1 Timothy 6:12 " Fight the good fight of faith, Lay hold on eternal life, Whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses."

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

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Guy Patrick Carr please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservicesinc@yahoo.com

 
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