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Shirley

J.W.” Dub” Shirley, 77, of Moss Hill, Texas, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

James was born on May 30, 1943, in Dayton, Texas to the late Will Henry Shirley and Goldie Hazel Jones. A long time resident of Moss Hill, Texas, his life was devoted to caring for his loved ones.

He was a member of New Work Family Worship Center 2512 Grand Ave. Liberty, Texas where he served faithfully. He was a farmer equipment operator where he worked for Liberty County Pct #2 for 37 years. He enjoyed farming, fishing, working on anything with a motor, eating, and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also a Hardin High School graduate. He had a kind heart toward everyone he met and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

J.W. is preceded in death by his loving wife of 43 years Mitzi Shirley; and his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are 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, Texas, and a whole passel of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of loving and caring friends

A Service of remembrance will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020, at 11:00 AM at New Work Family Worship Center, 2512 Grand Ave with Reverend Chris Contretras officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, Texas. A gathering of family and friends will be on Thursday, 4th, of June 2020, at New Work Family Worship Center from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Honoring James as pallbearers are Bubba Shirley, Will Shirley, Mark Shirley, Shane Zoeller, Jesse Shirley, Brittany Shirley, Hunter Hutchins, Austin Shirley.

Honorary pallbearers are Derek Tanner, Kolby Wade, Kyle Shirley, Brian Wade, Faith Shirley, Jerry Copeland, Adam Willis, Josh Shirley.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of J.W. " Dub" Shirley please visit our 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 family operated by local people you know and trust

Hooks

Vivian Jane "Janie" Hooks, 86, of Thicket, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Fairy's Landing in Hull

She was born August 8, 1933, to the late Martin E. and Mary Sladek Bramlett in Baytown, TX. Janie and her husband Raymond moved to Arizona in 1961 where they raised their family and Janie enjoyed taking care of people as a Registered Nurse and helping them any way she could. She had a big heart and loved her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and all that had the privilege of knowing her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bonnie Donnelly and brother, Donald Bramlett.

Those left to cherish her loving memory is her loving husband of 65 years, Raymond Lamoine Hooks of Thicket; daughter, Amy Kobrick and husband Robert of Coeur d'Alene, ID; son, Randy Hooks and wife Kelly of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren, Megan Kobrick, Riley Hooks and wife Katie, and Cole Hooks; great-grandchildren, Carson and Hudson Hooks; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, June 4, 2020, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Patrick Burks officiating, interment will follow at Felps Cemetery in Thicket. A gathering of Mrs. Hooks family and friends will be held Thursday, June 4, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Chapel.

Honoring Mrs. Hooks as pallbearers will be Seaborn Nesbitt, Ken Donnelly, Robert Kobrick, Jim Hooks, Riley Hooks, and Matt Vandervoort.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Vivian Jane "Janie" Hooks please visit our 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

Westbrook

Jimmie Sue Westbrook, 89, of Daisetta, Texas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Liberty Healthcare.

Jimmie was born on November 30, 1930 in Hicksbaugh, Texas to parents James Riley Downs and Maude Hinson Downs.

Jimmie graduated from Hull-Daisetta in 1948. She worked as a waitress at Walkers Café in Liberty from 1957-1980. She had an outgoing personality, an infectious laugh and a beautiful smile. Jimmie loved her children, God and gospel music. She enjoyed watching Law & Order. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband George Westbrook, Sr., sisters Eloise Roberts, Dorothy Knight, Dolores Nugent, Jo Marshall; and brother Johnny Maurice “Buddy” Downs. She leaves behind to cherish her memory daughter Deanie Bates; sons John David Westbrook, Sr. and wife Tina, George Walter Westbrook, Jr.; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends. The family would like to thank Liberty Healthcare for their loving and tender care of Jimmie over the last several years.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 9-10am on Saturday, May 30, 2020 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service. Funeral Services will begin at 10am with Pastor Leslie Gaines and

Pastor Tyra Rich officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Johnny Downs, Jr., Chad Downs, Bobby Bates, Devin LaPlante, Corey Ford and Mark George. Honorary pallbearers are John David Wesbrook, Jr., Brian Ford, David Cooper and Ryan Downs.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

May

Jack Tolbert May, 77 of Crosby passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Baytown, Tx.  Jack was born February 21, 1943 in Paris, Tx to parents Jack Reece May and Norma Tolbert May. 


Jack had been a resident of Crosby for the past 20 years after moving from Northshore.  He spent his younger years in Texas City where he was 1961 graduate of Texas City High School.  He proudly served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968.  Jack was a long time employee of Grocers Supply Company where he was the transportation supervisor.  He served his community as a member of the Lions Club and participated in Meals on Wheels.  He was a former member of Uvalde Baptist Church and is currently a member of First Baptist Church of Crosby.  Jack served in the music ministry at Harvest Time Church of God, he loved the Lord and music.  Jack enjoyed playing the harmonica at churches, nursing homes, special community events or even when just sitting on the front porch.  He loved spending time with family, friends and neighbors and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  


Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 51 years, Sharon May.  He is survived by his daughter, Leann Hackett and husband Rollon; his sons Scott May and Jeff May; his grandchildren, Jay Hackett and wife Jaycee and Kayla May; his great grandchildren, Easton and Journee Hackett; sister Gaye Goebel and husband Mike; also numerous other relatives and friends.   

Services for Mr. May will be 1:00p.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends at 12:00 p.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. at Pace Stancil.  Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

 

Garner

Specialist Gerald Levi Garner, 25, of Dayton passed away on May 18, 2020 in Georgia.

Levi was born October 24, 1994 in Houston, Texas to parents Gerald Lynn Garner and Dianne Garner.  

Levi had lived most of his life in the Dayton area.  He  was a member of the  Dayton High School Class of 2013. During his younger years he was active in DYSA sports.  Levi proudly served in the United States Army from 2018 until present time. 

Levi was preceded in death by his father, his stepfather, Jay Banning and his grandparents, Gerald and Eliska Wenzel and Tommy Garner.  He is survived by his mother, Dianne Garner; his grandmother, Acele  Garner; his son, Gerald Jace Garner; his siblings, Jacob Garner, Adam Garner, and Eliska Garner and Adam Goodwine; nephews, Zane Daniel Garner, Gabriel James Goodwine, and Dilynn Michael Goodwine; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Casey Skrabanek, Tyler Skrabanek, Forrest Morales, Daniel Deloney, Adam Garner, Jacob Garner, Adam Goodwine, and John Crane.

Services for Levi will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 29, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Dayton with Rev. Howie Howeth officiating.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Hensley

Marilyn Rhea Hensley, 76, of Liberty, Texas passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

She was born in Goose Greek, Texas to parents Warren D. Martin and Frances Carter Martin.
Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She was an exceptional person – losing most of her hearing at the age of nine, she taught herself how to play the upright piano in her mother’s living room. After graduating valedictorian from Rio Vista High School, Marilyn went on to North Texas State University, followed by Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, becoming a classically trained pianist earning her Master’s Degree in piano and teaching. Seminary is where she met the love of her life, Danny, after he playfully “stole” her choir robe at church one Sunday morning. They were married June 15, 1968.

Marilyn was a wonderful homemaker and piano teacher, eventually becoming the Librarian at Liberty High School for many years. Marilyn also assisted her husband, a long time music director, accompanying his choirs, bands, and soloists. She was a long standing member and the pianist at Heights Baptist Church in Liberty.  Besides her music, Marilyn also had a passion for reading and traveling, taking many trips all over the United States and Worldwide. Most of all, Marilyn adored her husband, her children, and her grandchildren.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband Danny Hensley. She leaves behind to cherish her memory daughter Danna Chamberlin and husband Phil; daughter Holli Hensley; granddaughters Jordan Hafner, Kelsey Hafner, Megan Hafner; grandson Adam Chamberlin and many other loving friends and church family.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11am at Heights Baptist Church in Liberty with Pastor Tim Gruver officiating. Memorial services will adhere to social distancing guidelines. If you plan to attend the memorial service on Saturday, the church encourages you wear a mask.

Marilyn requests in lieu of flowers, please make a charitable contribution to The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.

Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” -Plato

Smith

Patrick Lee Smith,71 of Hull, Texas went home to his heavenly father on May 23, 2020.

He was born July 26, 1948 in Houston, Texas to parents, William Lee Smith and Dorothy Jean Wray Smith.

In this life he was truly something else!  His life was never easy.  Her served his country a proud Marine that served in Vietnam.  He was carpenter, mechanic and just a basic jack of all trades. 

He was a beloved father and grandfather.  Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, William Lee Smith and Dorothy Jean Janik; brother, William Michael Smith; nephew, Todd Elliot Smith and his beloved grandson, Brad Lee Lambeth.

Left behind to miss him are his two daughters, Rosa Lambeth of Huffman and Patricia and Nicholas Thomas of Hull; his grandchildren, Katie and Frank Anzaldua of Rocky Ford, CO, Richard Lambeth of Huffman, Tristian Morgan of Hull, McKayla Sexton of Hull, Nicholas sexton of Hull, Gabriel Thomas of Hull; great grandchildren, Damaceo, Christian and Naomi Anzaldua all of Rock Ford, CO, and  Gracie Lambeth of Huffman; sister-in-law, Carolyn Smith of Guy; nephew William Michael Smith, Jr. and niece DeNedra Tarrant all of Guy, Tx; also numerous other family members and friends.

No services are scheduled at this time.  Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Croft

Zoetta Lynn Croft, 77, of Dayton passed away May 19, 2020 in Kingwood, Texas.

Zoetta was born March 22, 1943 in Liberty, Texas to parents John L. Croft and Lucille McClendon Croft.

Services for Mrs. Croft will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 25, 2020  at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton with Rev. Jeff Day officiating.  Interment  will follow at Greenville Cemetery in Kenefick.  The family  will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. before the service on Monday at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Zoetta was a lifelong resident of the Dayton and Liberty area and attended Kenefick Southern Baptist Church.  She enjoyed singing, dancing, and fishing.  Zoetta was a great cook and cherished meals with her family.  Most of all she loved Jesus.  She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be fondly remembered as their loving MawMaw.  She loved to talk and never met a stranger.

Mrs. Croft was preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Margaret Croft and Lucille and Elton Haynes;  her sister, Dorinda Haynes and husband Cowboy.  She is survived by her children, Jerrilynn Reed and husband Larry, Dolly Lanier, and Mike Hajdik; seven grandchildren, Josh Hajdik, Rachel Arnold and husband Weslee, Tiffani Bennette and husband Neil, Kali Keck, Kelsey Reed,  Mikayla Hajdik and Chris Lanier; seven great-grandchildren, Zack, Mattie, Tucker, Spencer, Gweneth, Emma and Halle; her sister, Jody Penny and husband Larry; special friends, Robin and Andy Nagle; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wells

Ronald Lee Wells, 73, of Saratoga, Texas, passed away Friday. May 8, 2020, at his residence surrounded by loving family.

Mr. Wells was born on September 13, 1946, in Beaumont, TX to the late Leroy Wells and Lenora Hatcher. He was a retired insurance agent writing policies for several companies. Mr. Wells is a United States Army Veteran, serving a tour of duty in Germany.

Pop loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was active with his children teaching them to fish, and playing sports. He looked forward to Christmas and spending time with his family. He enjoyed watching cooking shows where he fancied himself as being a chef. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Wells is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Roy G. Wells

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Ronald "Rusty" Wells and wife Wendy of Anza, Ca; daughters, Jana Acy and husband Jason of Lyles, TN; Jodi Heflin and husband Robert "Rob" of Vivian, LA; brothers, Jerry L. Wells and wife Cynthia of Kountze, Billy Ray Wells and wife Mary of Kountze. Grandchildren, Drew Wells and wife Melanie of Warren, MO; Cate Purvis and husband Will of Gulfport, MS, Cidni Ballard and husband Michael of Johnson City, TN, Mason Wells of Anza, Ca, Logan Wells of Anza, Ca, Ryan Garren and wife Kelsie of Bonagua, TN, Bryan Garren of Sharon, TN, Lacynn Belk of Vivian, LA, Cadenn Heflin of Baton Rouge, LA. Great granchildren, Matthias, Jeremiah, Adeline, Abigail, Bear, Maverick and Maddux; daughter by choice, Courtney Carouthers and grandchildren by choice, Railynn, and Noah.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Oil Field cemetery in Saratoga, TX. with Reverend Bill Fabriguze officiating.

Honoring Mr. Wells as pallbearers are Ronald "Rusty" Wells, Jerry L. Wells, Billy Ray Wells, Jesse Wells, and Chris Carouthers. Honorary pallbearers are Courtney Carouthers and Calvin Parrish.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald Lee Wells please visit our Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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Collins

Joyce Evelyn Collins, 84, of Daisetta, Texas passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Collins born in Carthage, Texas but was a lifelong resident of Daisetta, Texas. She was born on August 29, 1935, to John Leopard and LeMoyne Pittman. Joyce was a very caring person and loved to be with her family. In her spare time, she was always looking for those great deals at local garage sales. All that knew Mrs. Collins loved her and she will be missed greatly.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and LeMoyne Leopard; son, Heath Collins; great-great-grandchildren, McKayla Trove, Carolyn Cox, and Adrian Collins; and brother, Johnny Dean Leopard.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Glen and wife Sheila Collins of Hull, Texas; daughter, Joy and husband Bobby Evans of Daisetta, Texas and Karen and husband Jack Milsaps of Conroe, Texas; brother, William and wife Becky Leopard of Hull, Texas; sister, Nancy and husband William Deckert of Hull, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Collins had numerous nieces, nephews and a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 10, 2020, between 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services in Batson. A graveside service for Mrs. Joyce Collins will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020, at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin, Texas with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating.

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

Tywater

Lawrence Allen Tywater, 71, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Houston Methodist Hospital surrounded by his loving family

Mr. Tywater was born on April 22, 1949, in Dayton, Tx. to the late Lawrence J. Tywater and Doris E. Canter. Lawrence was the life of the party, always had a witty one-liner, and a great smile with those sweet baby blues. He loved what he considered the good things in life art, music, travel, friends, and he adored his grandchildren and family. But above all of this, he loved the Lord.

Mr. Tywater is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Rose Evelyn Tywater.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 51 years, LaDell Tywater; daughter, Andra Kubala and husband Ron of Anahuac; brother, Richard Tywater of Humble; grandchildren, Ron, Jordan, and Jacey; great-grandchildren, Harmony and Hayden. Mr. Tywater is also survived by his "in-laws and outlaws" and a host of nieces and nephews.

Honoring Mr. Tywater as pallbearers are Joshua Tywater, Chris Warner, Brad Barrett, Jud Coward, Jerrit Coward, David Washburn, David LeVrier, Daniel LeVrier, Donald LeVrier, Joseph Guedry, Jay Parker, and Seth Parker.

Honorary pallbearers are Doug Shaw, Perry Best, Donivan Cowart, Bub Chalfant, Rusty Winzer, Craig Basham, Ronnie Hall, Jim Broom, David Morgan, Andy Griffin, Ben Chovanec, Donald Collins, Jerry Jones, Don Neyland, Joe Harrison and The Fighting Bobcats Class of 1968.

To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Lawrence Allen Tywater, please visit our 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.

Marks

Donna Sue Vickers Marks, 70, of Liberty, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital.

She was born December 07, 1949, in Baytown, TX to the late Don and Ruby Musil Harriman. Mrs. Marks loved her family and helping people and retired as a Dependency Counselor for TDCJ.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Those left to cherish her memory are son, Shawn Vickers and wife Kriste of Liberty; daughter, Stacey Vickers of Houston; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held at a later date.

Cremation service under the care of Fatih & Family Funeral Services.

To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Donna Sue Marks, please visit our Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Buchanan

JJana Marie Buchanan, 76, of Liberty, Texas passed away tragically on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at her residence.

Jana, the daughter of the late James Henry Elam and Janrose Triplett Elam was born on February 22, 1944 in Covington, Kentucky.

Jana attended Madison High School in Richmond, Kentucky graduating in 1962. She went on to get a business degree from Fugazzi Business College. Jana was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She had an adventurous spirit. She went parasailing and white-water rafting. She loved to travel, going to many of the world’s most beautiful places including Alaska, Hawaii, Israel, Australia, Spain and London to name a few. Jana loved spending time in her sunroom, working in her garden, crocheting and spending time with her family.  

Jana was a true example of grace and a beautiful combination of person who lived life to the fullest and a clear understanding of what was most important – the simplicity of living life with those you love. She was a long standing member of First United Methodist Church in Liberty.

Jana was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Jerry Lee Buchanan. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband of fifty-seven years Bill Buchanan; daughter Dr. Kellie Buchanan; son John Anthony “Tony” Buchanan; grandsons Key Mason Jones Buchanan, Tyler Austin Buchanan; granddaughter Meagan Danialle Buchanan, brother-in-law John Buchanan and numerous other loving friends and family.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday, May 22, 2020 from 5-8pm in the chapel at Allison Funeral Services, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at First United Methodist Church in Liberty with Reverend Josh Hale officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.

Visitation and Funeral Services will adhere to social distancing guidelines. If you plan to attend the Funeral Service on Saturday, the church requires that you wear a mask.

Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Little

Gary Wayne “Buzzard” Little, Sr., 65, of Dayton passed away on May 17, 2020 in Houston, TX.

Gary was born September 8, 1954 in Baytown, TX to parents Jack Eugene and Barbara Little


Gary was a resident of Dayton most of his life.  He graduated from Sterling High School in Baytown and has worked at Oxy Chemical for 45 years.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, riding motorcycles, hunting, camping, and relaxing at the lake.  Gary touched many through his life and never met a stranger.  You would always see his smiling face whether it was on the little league fields, meeting people on his annual bike trips to Colorado, or jet skiing on the lake.  He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Jack Eugene Little.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 45 years, Brenda Little of Dayton; his mother, Barbara Little of Baytown; his children, Gary Little, Jr. and wife Brooke of Dayton, Bobby Little and wife Jennifer of Dayton; his beloved grandchildren, Thomas Little, Paxton Little, and Paisley Little; his brother, Jackie Little and wife Diane of Tarkington and their kids, Randy Little, Chris and his wife, Leticia; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Barbara Ferguson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul and his wife Stephanie Klein, Sharon O’Leary, and Glenda Ferguson; his beloved companions, Pistol and Lexie; also a host of numerous nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends including his work family. The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Paul and Stephanie Klein for their help and support during this time.  


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  A service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 21 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton with Rev. Howie Howeth officiating.  Burial will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

 

Wells

Ronald Lee Wells, 73, of Saratoga, Texas, passed away Friday. May 8, 2020, at his residence surrounded by loving family.

Mr. Wells was born on September 13, 1946, in Beaumont, TX to the late Leroy Wells and Lenora Hatcher. He was a retired insurance agent writing policies for several companies. Mr. Wells is a United States Army Veteran, serving a tour of duty in Germany.

Pop loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was active with his children teaching them to fish, and playing sports. He looked forward to Christmas and spending time with his family. He enjoyed watching cooking shows where he fancied himself as being a chef. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Wells is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Roy G. Wells

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Ronald "Rusty" Wells and wife Wendy of Anza, Ca; daughters, Jana Acy and husband Jason of Lyles, TN; Jodi Heflin and husband Robert "Rob" of Vivian, LA; brothers, Jerry L. Wells and wife Cynthia of Kountze, Billy Ray Wells and wife Mary of Kountze. Grandchildren, Drew Wells and wife Melanie of Warren, MO; Cate Purvis and husband Will of Gulfport, MS, Cidni Ballard and husband Michael of Johnson City, TN, Mason Wells of Anza, Ca, Logan Wells of Anza, Ca, Ryan Garren and wife Kelsie of Bonagua, TN, Bryan Garren of Sharon, TN, Lacynn Belk of Vivian, LA, Cadenn Heflin of Baton Rouge, LA. Great granchildren, Matthias, Jeremiah, Adeline, Abigail, Bear, Maverick and Maddux; daughter by choice, Courtney Carouthers and grandchildren by choice, Railynn, and Noah.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Oil Field cemetery in Saratoga, TX. with Reverend Bill Fabriguze officiating.

Honoring Mr. Wells as pallbearers are Ronald "Rusty" Wells, Jerry L. Wells, Billy Ray Wells, Jesse Wells, and Chris Carouthers. Honorary pallbearers are Courtney Carouthers and Calvin Parrish.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald Lee Wells please visit our Tribute Store. at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Service or 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..

Dagle

Helen Nadine Dagle, 83, of Batson, Texas, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Dagle was born on July 25, 1936, in Batson, TX. to late Robert Jordan and Gladys Baggett. She was a retired Nutritionist at West Hardin C.C.I.S.D.In her earlier years, Mrs. Dagle enjoyed hunting and fishing at the lake. Maw Maw was a first-rate sports fanatic attending most if not all of her grandchildren's events. She was a great cook who just loved being around her family. A faithful servant, who will be truly missed by all who loved her but her legacy will continue on with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Dagle is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 37 years, Charles Eugene Dagle; son/ grandson, Brandon Wade Dagle; brothers, Edward Jordan, Donald Lloyd Jordan, Kenneth Jordan; sisters, Grace Dale Cost, Patsy Jordan, Faye Halleck, and Berti B Guedry.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Gene Dagle and wife Shelia of Batson, Glenn Dagle and wife Pam of Hardin, Gary Dagle and wife April of Batson; daughters, Gayle Hatch and husband Tim of Yantis, Gwendolyn LeNormand and husband Randle of Batson; sister, Mary Sue Jordan; grandchildren, Donnie Dagle and wife Christy, Brian Hatch and wife Loura, Lance LeNormand and wife Teri, Chase Hatch and wife Jena, Dustin Dagle, Tara Haseloff and husband Travis, Amber Jones and husband Kyle, Zak Mills and wife Ashley, Lauren Cook and husband Cody, Holly Singleton and Gage Cook; great-grandchildren, Dylan Dagle, Nathan Carroway, Everlie Dagle, Bryce Hatch, Mason Hatch, Dillon Mendoza, Carson Hatch, Jase Hatch, Kinley Steinherr, Kyler, Kennedy and Kaleb Haseloff, Kymber Nadine Dagle, Brett, and Sydni LeNormand, Bentley, Case, and Caroline Cook, Zade, Zoey, Zayli and Zella Jones, Addlynn, Bransyn, and Brayleigh Mills.
A graveside service of remembrance will be held Monday, May 4, 2020, at 2:00 pm at Guedry Cemetery in Batson with Pastor Tolbert Hudspeth officiating.
Honoring Mrs. Dagle as pallbearers are Donnie Dagle, Brian Hatch, Chase Hatch, and Lance LeNormand.
Honorary pallbearers are Brandon Dagle and Dustin Dagle.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Helen Nadine Dagle please visit our 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 family operated by local people you know and trust."

 

Barrett

Carolyn Hanchey Barrett, 72, of Hardin, Texas passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at her home.

She was born on August 18, 1947 in Liberty, Texas to parents, Conious Earl Hanchey and Nettie P. Jones Hanchey who preceded her in death along with her daughter-in-law, Julie Barrett.

Ms. Barrett was a beloved teacher in the Hardin School District for over thirty years where she retired from Hardin Elementary. Carolyn was a lifelong member of Hardin Baptist Church where she served her Lord and fellowshipped with her community. She loved nature, including plants and animals and singing in the choir but especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

She is survived by her sons, Chad Barrett and wife Jana, Brad Barrett; sister, Connie Chappell and husband John; grandchildren, Bryce Barrett, Zachary Barrett, William Barrett, Laura Barrett, and Colby Barrett; nephews, Chris Chappell and wife Susan, Clint Chappell and wife Julie, along with numerous other relatives and friends.
Visitation for Carolyn will be held 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2020 at Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, Texas. Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Allison Funeral Service with interment to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.

Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Brown

Elvin Dwayne “Rooster” Brown, 55, of Hardin passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Rooster was born November 27, 1964 in Dayton, Texas to Elvin Brown and Betty Butcher Brown. 

Services for Dwayne will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2020 at North Main Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Gruver officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Interment will follow at Linney Cemetery.

Honoring Rooster as pallbearers will be Jacob Carr, Greg Brown, Eugene Brown, Curtis Tarver, Kevin Oliver, Johnny Bishop, Billy Foster, Dale Jones, and Rusty Phillips.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Bishop, Richard Davis, Dan Mayes, Clayte Sebek, Jesus Antonio Calvillo Barraza, Robert Croft, George Wesley Butcher, George Edward Butcher, Jimmy Headrick and Britt Andress.

Dwayne was a lifelong Liberty County resident.  He had lived in Hardin for the past 12 years and was previously of Dayton.  He worked as a superintendent for Kinley Construction, and previously Taylor Pipeline. He  was a true workaholic.  He enjoyed working in his shop, being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and helping friends.  Rooster was a true family man and loved being with his family, especially loved his grandson and his dogs Bentley "aka Fatboy" and Karma.  He touched many lives and was a friend to all that knew him. 

Dwayne was preceded in death by his father, Elvin Brown, grandparents, George Elwood Butcher, Pauline Bailey, Robert Elliott Brown and Rachel Ellen Brown.  He leaves behind to cherish is memories his wife of 33 years, Cindy Ericson Brown of Hardin; his mother, Betty Brown of Dayton; his children, Casey Brown, Erica Carr and husband Jacob, Skylar Brown, and Blake Brown; grandson, Kylo Carr; brothers, Greg Brown and wife Lisa and Eugene Brown; mother-in-law, Nancy Oliver; father-in-law, John Ericson and wife Theresa; brother and sister-in-laws Kevin Oliver and wife Amy, Curtis Tarver, Christina and husband Andy Young, David Ericson, Laresa and husband Terry White; nieces and nephews, Shane Brown, Ashleigh Brown, Amanda Alfaro, Brianna Tarver, Ciara and Quinton Hunter, Layla Young, Payton and Madison White; many other relatives and a host of friends.

Ripkowski

Franklin Adam Ripkowski, 93, of Dayton passed away May 6, 2020 in Baytown, Texas.

Franklin was born September 24, 1926 in New Waverly, Texas to parents, Stash Ripkowski and Mattie Obrych Ripkowski.

Mr. Ripkowski was a lifelong resident of Dayton where he was raised in a family of sixteen children.  He attended Dayton Schools.  Franklin proudly served during World War II in the United States Merchant Marines and during the Korean War in the United States Army.  He was an active member of the American Legion Post 512 in Dayton.  He was proud of his family’s military service as all twelve brothers served over a time that spanned two wars and more than a decade. He was owner of Ripp’s Texaco and a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.  Franklin enjoyed the outdoors, especially golfing and mowing. 

Franklin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 60 years, Mildred Damek Ripkowski; his siblings, Bernie Ripkowski, Felix Ripkowski, Alex Ripkowski, August Ripkowski, Leon Ripkowski, Bill Ripkowski, Raymond Ripkowski, Herman Ripkowski, Catherine Machala, Virginia Carter, Pearline Tilton, and Stanley Ripkowski.

He is survived by his children, Franklin Ripkowski, Jr. and wife Carolyn; Karen Reiter and partner Bruce Peters; siblings, John “Buster” Ripkowski and wife Julia, Mike Ripkowski and wife Margie and Anna Lee Campbell; sisters-in-law, Jane Ripkowski and Helen Ripkowski; grandchildren, Leslie Mulkey and husband Joel, Jay Reiter and fiancé Ashley Patlan, Ashley Smith and husband Aaron, Crystal Kolarik and husband Erik; great-grandchildren, McKenzie, John Thomas, Madilyn, Everett, Elizabeth, and Emmett; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Private graveside services will be held under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas.

Brown

Elvin Dwayne “Rooster” Brown, 55, of Hardin passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020. 

 Rooster was born November 27, 1964 in Dayton, Texas to Elvin Brown and Betty Butcher Brown. 

Services for Dwayne will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2020 at North Main Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Gruver officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Interment will follow at Linney Cemetery.

Honoring Rooster as pallbearers will be Jacob Carr, Greg Brown, Eugene Brown, Curtis Tarver, Kevin Oliver, Johnny Bishop, Billy Foster, Dale Jones, and Rusty Phillips.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Bishop, Richard Davis, Dan Mayes, Clayte Sebek, Jesus Antonio Calvillo Barraza, Robert Croft, George Wesley Butcher, George Edward Butcher, Jimmy Headrick and Britt Andress.

Dwayne was a lifelong Liberty County resident.  He had lived in Hardin for the past 12 years and was previously of Dayton.  He worked as a superintendent for Kinley Construction, and previously Taylor Pipeline. He  was a true workaholic.  He enjoyed working in his shop, being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and helping friends.  Rooster was a true family man and loved being with his family, especially loved his grandson and his dogs Bentley "aka Fatboy" and Karma.  He touched many lives and was a friend to all that knew him. 

Dwayne was preceded in death by his father, Elvin Brown, grandparents, George Elwood Butcher, Pauline Bailey, Robert Elliott Brown and Rachel Ellen Brown.  He leaves behind to cherish is memories his wife of 33 years, Cindy Ericson Brown of Hardin; his mother, Betty Brown of Dayton; his children, Casey Brown, Erica Carr and husband Jacob, Skylar Brown, and Blake Brown; grandson, Kylo Carr; brothers, Greg Brown and wife Lisa and Eugene Brown; mother-in-law, Nancy Oliver; father-in-law, John Ericson and wife Theresa; brother and sister-in-laws Kevin Oliver and wife Amy, Curtis Tarver, Christina and husband Andy Young, David Ericson, Laresa and husband Terry White; nieces and nephews, Shane Brown, Ashleigh Brown, Amanda Alfaro, Brianna Tarver, Ciara and Quinton Hunter, Layla Young, Payton and Madison White; many other relatives and a host of friends.

 

Hunter

Donnis Terrance Hunter, Sr. 78, of Batson, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Donnis was born on October 30, 1941 to parents James Reuben Hunter and Dorothy Carter Hunter.

Donnis graduated from Silsbee high school class of 1960. After graduating Donnis enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country for four years. After being honorably discharged, Donnis went on to become an Offshore Electrician. He was a sought after electrician and worked for several companies before retiring.

Donnis was a godly, soft-spoken man. He enjoyed reading and studying the Bible. He is best described by the scripture “Blessed is the one…whose delight is in the law of the Lord…That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.”  Psalms 1:1-3.  Donnis lived life to be of service to the Lord.

Donnis could fix anything – friends and family were amazed at his ability to take something broken and repair it to new. He loved fishing, tools and tinkering outside. Donnis loved traveling with his RV group, and playing cards and dominos with them. He gave the greatest hugs. He had a sweet-tooth, was full of knowledge, not only of earthly things, but God’s word. He loved his family, kids and grandchildren.  He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Donnis was preceded in death by his parents; sister Joyce Birmingham, sister Ethelda Nelson, brother Edward Manuel; brother Vernon Manuel and grandson Chris Cook. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of fifty-one years Velma Hunter; sons Terry Cook and wife Peggy, Ricky Cook and wife Frances, Jimmy Hunter and wife Janelle, daughter Charlotte Renee May, brother Jerry Manuel, sisters Tippi Johnson and Jackie Manuel. He also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren as well as many other loving family members, church family and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 5-8pm at Calvary Tabernacle Ministries, 28333 FM 770, Batson, Texas 77519. Funeral services will be held the following day, Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 10am at Calvary Tabernacle. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.
A word of tribute and/or memories can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservices.com

Jones

Martha Margaret Jones, 76, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Liberty, Texas.

She was born on February 6, 1944 in Dayton, Texas to the late Miloslav and Martha Lesikar Psencik. Martha graduated from Dayton High School, class of 1962. She worked as a cashier for many years at the former People’s Cash Store.

Martha was a member of the Crosby Brethren Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. Martha loved her grandchildren unconditionally and spending quality time with her family. She was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. Martha was loved by many, and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memory, her beloved husband of 54 years, Lawrence Jones, Sr.; her children Lawrence Jones, Jr., Sherry Lynette Stephenson and husband Russell, Judy Lynn Jones, Susan Gayle Hawkins and husband Wesley, Robert Lynn Jones and wife Connie Ann, Nancy Kay Meyer and husband Brandon; her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; her siblings Edwin Psencik, Louise Lyrock and Walter Psencik; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Charles Rhodes, Glenn Psencik, Travis Psencik, Kory Psencik, Adam Jones and Keith Stephenson.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 10am on Thursday, May 7, 2020 in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery, 2421 TX-146 in Dayton, with Dr. Larry Koslovsky officiating.

Due to the current situation with COVID19, attendance at graveside service will still be limited to a manageable number of guests and we do encourage the use of face masks for all attendees. We also strongly encourage the at-risk population to watch or participate in the service remotely. It is still recommended to minimize the size of services to keep our families and staff healthy and safe, along with adhering to all health and social distancing requirements as set forth in the new guidance. Exec. Order No. GA 18 at 3 (Apr. 27, 2020)

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

Kersh

Tommy Ray Kersh, 76 of Dayton, Texas was born in Liberty, Texas on December 29, 1943 to Fred and Virginia Carter Kersh. 

He passed away on April 28, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Fred, Jr., Jesse, Roy and Owen and sisters, Gladys and Pat.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Votaw Kersh; daughter, Sheila Homeyer and husband, Carl of Caldwell, Texas; son, Michael Kersh and wife, Mariana of Mahomet, Illinois; grandchildren, Madison, Abby, Ernie and Tess Homeyer and Benjamin and Sofia Kersh.

Tommy was a 1962 graduate of Dayton High School, served in the Air Force Reserves for 6 years and worked in Houston for Texaco for 30 years.  After retiring in l999 he and Betty moved back to Dayton and he thoroughly enjoyed his retirement working on the property.  He was an active member of the Houston Gun Club for many years as well as a faithful member of Kenefick Southern Baptist Church.  

A graveside service will be held at the French Cemetery on Saturday, May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Day officiating.   Honorary pallbearers will be the Dayton High School Class of 1962.   In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Kenefick Southern Baptist Church building fund or to the French Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas.

Shipman

Janice Kay Shipman, 70, of Baytown, Texas, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

She was born on October 22, 1949, in Dayton, Texas, to the late Billy and Etta V. (Hopson) PaxtJanice graduated from Hardin High School in 1968, afterwards she attended Sam Houston in Huntsville and later finished at Lamar University in Beaumont, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. After her children were of school age she went to work at Hardin ISD, where she spent 22 years as a Special Education teacher, retiring in 2006.

In 1971, Janice married the love of her life Melvin, where they spent 49 wonderful years together, raising their family which included their two sons in Hardin.  She was a member of the New Life United Pentecostal Church in Liberty.  She was a devoted Christian, loved the Lord with all her heart, and lived the perfect example of a Godly woman.

Janice pursued many hobbies, some of which included: spending time with the grandchildren and having them stay overnight, cooking, playing games, camping, traveling and going on cruises all over the world. She was a member of the Peacemaker’s Camping Group, a group that would join together and go on camping trips. Janice loved to fish, as long as it wasn’t too hot. She would spend her day outdoors where she loved to mow using their zero-turn lawn mower.

Janice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her maternal and paternal grandparents and her Aunt Evelyn Paxton.  She leaves behind to cherish her loving memory, her beloved husband Melvin Shipman of Baytown; her children Kelvin Shipman and wife Crystal of Baytown, Kasey Shipman and wife Justina of Hardin; her grandchildren Luke and Rayna Shipman of Baytown and Kaden Shipman of Hardin; her sister Linda Boone and husband Carter of Missouri City; her nieces, Jenny Ferris and husband Ted, Ashley Boone, and grand-niece, Gracelyn Ferris, all of Missouri City; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Moss Hill Cemetery in Moss Hill, Texas, with Rev. Lonnie Jordan officiating.  Accompanying him will be pastors Aaron DeLaughter and Bradley Davis.  A celebration of life service will be planned at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to New Life United Pentecostal Church in Liberty or Life Point Church in Daisetta, Texas.

Due to the current situation with COVID19, attendance at the graveside service will be limited as we continue to emphasize minimizing social gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.

In Pursuant to Executive Order No. GA-08 relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation issued by the Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott, effective March 20, 2020 at 11:59p, Order No. 1 “In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people”
Condolences can be shared online with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com.

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