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Potts

Harvey Douglas Potts of Moss Hill died, February 6, 2016. He was 14 years old.

Harvey was born in Cleveland, TX on February 9, 2001 to Jeannette Garness Potts.

Harvey was an eighth grader at Hardin Junior High. He was attending Mount Calvary Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors, fishing, shooting, country music, lifting weights and hanging out with his friends around a campfire.

He is preceded in death by his mother Jeannette Garness Potts, brother Gerald Lynn Potts Jr, his grandparents Harvey Garness, Bobbie Garness Wages and William Wages Uncle Douglas Garness II. and Great-Grandmother Willie Mae Atkinson.

He is survived by his cousins Doug Garness and Lane Garness, stepfather Wayne Dodge, and foster parents Daron & Sherry Mettlen .

Harvey's is in God's Campground sitting around a campfire looking down and wanting us to all be strong. Harvey had a void in his life knowing that he had lost his whole family in less than 2 years. He left us knowing that we all loved him and had a smile on his face when the Lord called him home. You brought me so much joy into my life. We both needed each other. Till we meet again.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday February 13, 2016 at 11:00A.M. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church - Marysee of Moss Hill, with Reverend Carlton Bailey and Reverend Tony Hines officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in Kennard Texas.

The family will be receiving friends also on Saturday February 13, 2016 from 10:00A.M. until time of service at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church- Marysee.

Serving as pallbearers are Brent Wolfe, Beaux Langston, Tyler Johnson, Logan Jones, Wayne Dodge, and Doug Garness, Andrew Payne, Ryan Redding, and Blake Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are the 8th grade class of Hardin Jr. High School, Lane Garness and Chris Jordan.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Harvey Douglas Potts please visit our Sympathy Store at http://www.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..

Reed

Ross “Rusty” Reed died Monday February 8, 2016 in Temple, Texas.

He was born on December 12, 1923 in Dayton, Texas, son of the late Phelps and Maggie (Holstein) Reed. Ross was raised in Dayton, and was a member of the Dayton High School Class of 1942.  After high school Ross had the honor of serving his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps in 1943 and served in Hawaii during World War II.  He was honorably discharged after two years of service, and he returned home to join the love of his life. Ross married Virginia Hale in May of 1946 and began to build his life with her. He began working for Gulf States Utilities climbing poles, but gradually worked his way up into management. He and Virginia moved to New Caney in 1973, and he retired from his dedicated career in 1986. During his free time, Ross enjoyed playing dominoes and working outdoors in his yard. He was known as a very kind and gentle man who was loved by all, especially dogs and children.

Mr. Reed’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff members of William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home and Hospice Compassion for the care they provided to their father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of sixty-three years, Virginia (Hale) Reed; brothers, J.D. Reed, Alford Reed, Louie Reed, Ebbie Reed, James Reed, and Boyd Reed; and his sisters, Ludie Reed, and Dorothy (Reed) Andrews.

He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his beloved daughter, Linda Thomson, her husband Brian, two grandchildren, Parker Thomson and Samantha Thomson, and many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at 9:00AM, Friday, February 12, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, located at 602 North Main in Dayton. Funeral Services will follow at 10:00AM, also in the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service and committal with military honors will conclude services in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Tatom

Cynthia "Cyndi" Anne Tatom of Sour Lake, Texas, died on Saturday February 6, 2016 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was 62.

Cyndi was born May 17, 1953 in Dallas, Texas to Johnathon Elton Stone and Thelma Maud Smith. She was the youngest of 8 children.

A longtime residence of Sour Lake, she had owned and operated Cyndi Tatom Massage Therapist and Instructor Business in Sour Lake. She was involved in her community always working and organizing behind the scenes. Cyndi had a smile that was contagious and sincere. She was a giving person who was always happy and outgoing. She will be greatly missed.

Cyndi was preceded in death by her parents, Johnathon Elton Stone and Thelma Maud Smith and sisters, Leah Rae Potter, and Patsy Deboer.

Those left to survive her are husband, Jerry Tatom of Sour Lake. Stepson's Nicholas Tatom and wife Maria of Noblesville, IN, and Jarrod Tatom and wife Aamee of Aurora CO, and one sister GayNell Cascella of Dallas, TX.

Extended family members are Linda Beggs and husband Bill of Pine Ridge, Laura Pirtle of Pine Ridge, and Roy Tatom of Sour Lake. And Cyndi's special beautiful little furry companion Daisy Mae.

Step grandchildren are Alan Zehner, Tori Zehner, Brittany Ann Tatom, and Jacob Brodie Tatom.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday February 11, 2016 at 2:00P.M. at Pine Ridge Baptist Church with Reverend Clarence Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Ridge cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends also on Thursday February 11, 2016 from 11:00A.M. until time of service at Pine Ridge Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers are Jarrod Tatom, Roy Tatom, Caleb Modzelewski and Jimmy Pirtle.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Growing in Christ Image Church P.O. Box 464 Sour Lake, Texas, 77659

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.

Lewis

Fredrick Richard Lewis, 91, of Livingston, died Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Livingston.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 11, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Cedar Crest Cemetery in Baytown. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Fredrick was born July 4, 1924 in Dubach, Louisiana, to parents; William B. and Bertha Liggin Lewis, a former resident of Goodrich, and has resided in Livingston for the past 20 years. He serviced in the US Army during WW II and was a retired truck driver from Chemical Leaman Tank Lines. He held memberships in Schwab City Baptist Church, the Teamsters, and VFW Post #8568. He also enjoyed working crossword puzzles and reading.

Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, son: Richard C. Lewis, mother of his children: Nelroy Johnson Lewis, and all of his siblings. He is survived by his wife of 18 years: Oletta McElroy Lewis of Livingston, daughter: Cynthia “Cindy” Burns and husband Roger of Crosby, stepdaughter: Brandy Peres and husband Victor of LaPorte, stepsons: Carl Johnson and wife Tammy of Liberty, Tim Johnson of Liberty, and Tony Johnson and wife Pamela of Missouri, grandchildren: Anna Hawkins and husband Chris, Julie Burns, and Charlie Lewis, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Underwood

Scott Andrew Underwood, 46, of Coldspring, died Sunday, February 7, 2016, at the Conroe Regional Hospital in Conroe.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 8, 2016 t Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at the Swearingen Cemetery in Warren, with burial following thereafter.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Scott was born April 23, 1969 in Houston, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Coldspring for the past 20 years.  He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed fishing, wood working, and hunting.

Mr. Underwood was preceded in death by his brother:  Aaron Underwood.  He is survived by his wife:  Deborah Yzaguirre Underwood, daughter:  Kathleen “Kay” Yzaguirre, parents:  Deidre and Charlie Kennerly, brothers:  Matthew Kennerly, Charlie Kennerly, Curry Kennerly, Kelly Kennerly, and Joshua Kennerly, sisters:  Jennifer Kennerly, Amanda Eubanks, and Julie Kennerly, parents-in-law:  Ruben and Kathleen Yzaguirre, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Biskamp

Edna Elaine Biskamp Of Daisetta, died on Friday February 5, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Baytown. She was 73.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday February 10, 2016 at 2:00 P.M at The Daisetta United Pentecostal Church with Reverend Lonnie Jordan officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Dale cemetery in Daisetta.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday February 9, 2016 from 5:00P.M. until 7:00P.M. at the Daisetta United Pentecostal Church.

She was born and had lived in Daisetta, for many years and was a homemaker and member of The Daisetta United Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Deward Biskamp. Her parents Pete Virgil Riley and Flora Dee Sweezy.

She is survived by her brothers, Wayne Riley and wife Glenda of Gilmer, TX, Kenneth Riley of Hardin, Gary Riley and wife Debbie of Newport, TN, and sister Linda King and husband Jeff of Devers, TX, and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving and caring friends.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Edna Elaine Biskamp please visit our Sympathy Store at http://www.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.

Castilaw

Donald Wade Castilaw 62, of Saratoga, died on February 3, 2016 at Michael E. DeBakey Hospital in Houston.

The family will have a gathering of family and friends on Monday February 8, 2016 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM, with a service to begin at 7:30PM with Reverend Frank Aragon and Reverend Bill Campbell officiating, at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc.

Donald was born March 5, 1953 in Kountze, Texas to A.J. Castilaw and Berniece Lilley. He was a lifelong resident of Saratoga, a retired maintenance worker for Hardin County and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his son, Dannon "Snapper" Castilaw of Saratoga, daughters, Tanisha Castilaw of Arizona and Shanna Castilaw of Arizona, brothers, Wayne Castilaw of Saratoga, sisters, Elaine Wells of Kountze, Gale Morrison of Port Neches and Kay Carmichael of Fredericksburg, TX.

Grandchildren are Jolie Castilaw, Dawson Castilaw, Shelbie Lopshire, Shelden Kitelinger, Logan Verdugo, Emmalee Kitelinger and numerous nieces, nephews and host of loving friends.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Donald Wade Castilaw please visit our Sympathy Store at www.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..

Clark

Karen Lynn Watson Clark, 56, of Liberty, Texas died Thursday, February 5, 2016 in Winnie, Texas.

She was born on January 12, 1960 in Pasadena, Texas to Vincent Eugene and Etheline Gail Walters Watson. Karen was the owner for several years of KC Feed Store in Baytown. Some of her hobbies included fishing or in her words, “Perch jerking”, horseback riding, trail riding and gardening. Her favorite hobby of all was her family and her animals. Karen was a beautiful, loving, funny and quirky woman. She was kind hearted; she loved her momma greatly and adored her little brother David.

Karen was preceded in death by her father; her loving husband, Rick Clark; and her two brothers, Gene Watson and Ronnie Walters. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her mother, Gail Watson of Liberty; her daughter, Jamie Gallardo and husband Mike of Houston; her brother, David Watson and wife Donna of Beaumont; her sister, Jackie Couch and husband Loren of Grapevine; and her grandsons, Trey Purdy and Nicholas Garcia; and other loving family and friends. Karen will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
 
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4pm until 6pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 1201 South Main Street in Anahuac. A celebration of Karen’s life will begin at 6pm in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, Anahuac. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Bennett

Steve Jefferson Bennett, of Wallisville died February 3, 2016 in Alvin, Texas.

The youngest of ten children, Steve was born March 5, 1943 in Athens, Florida to Cobie & Vada (Boggs) Bennett. Steve was a resident of the Anahuac area for approximately forty-five years.  He retired from Brown & Root where he worked as a dredge line operator.  During his construction career, Steve helped dig Lake Anahuac.  He was considered a hard-working man who was often sleepy, joked a lot, and enjoyed a good party.  In his spare time, Steve enjoyed fishing, widdling, and growing vegetables with his talented “green thumb.”

Steve is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Beatrice Taylor, and Earlene Cain; brothers, Cecil Bennett, and Hershel Bennett; and step-son, Alan Dale “Shorty” Pinder. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of forty-five years, Patricia Ann (Spillers) Bennett of Wallisville; daughter, Roxanne Shumate & husband Shawn of Wallisville; son, Gregory Bennett & wife Shannon of San Antonio; step-daughter, Theresa Broussard & husband Raymond of Woodville; brothers, Wayne Bennett & wife Dorothy of Dayton, and Hasten Bennett of Blountstown, FL; sisters, Vivian Guilford & husband Gene of Panama City, FL, Elizabeth Bennett of Panama City, FL, and Virginia Peterson & husband Russell, Sr. of Blountstown, FL; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and a host of extended family members and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 6, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 1201 South Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM also in the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to conclude services, in Anahuac Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Bailey

Edna Earl Bailey 79 of Liberty, Texas, died on Saturday January 30, 2016 at Magnolia Place of Liberty.

A service of remembrance will be held 2:00PM Wednesday February 3, 2016 at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Tanya Sirmons, Thomas Shane, Thomas Shane, Jr., Jerry Shane, Chipper Shane and Eddie. Honorary pallbearer is Troy Walker.

The family will be receiving friends also on Wednesday February 3, 2016 from 10:00AM until service time at 2:00PM.

Edna was born November 2, 1934 in Hull to her parents, Jackson Lamar Osborn and Audrey Mae Flowers. Edna was a homemaker and lived in Liberty most of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, son, Stewart Tanner, brothers, Jerry Osborn, Shorty Osborn and Harold Osborn., grandson, Jason Dowdell and her husband Jerry Thomas Bailey.

She is survived by her son, Bruce Tanner of Houston., daughters, Brenda Sue Istre of Liberty, Linda Jane Walker of Liberty and Marthasue Neve and husband Don of League City., one brother, Vinson Ray Osborn and 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

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

McMillan

James McMillan, of Cleveland, Texas died Saturday January 30, 2016 at his residence in Cleveland, with his family by his side.

He was 73. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday February 6, 2016 at 11:00AM at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating and interment to follow at Felps Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Jerry Alsobrooks, William Anderson, Terrill Booker, Christopher Anderson, Stonley Brawley and James Brawley.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday February 5, 2016 also at Faith & Family Funeral Services from 5:00PM until 8:00PM.

James was born July 28, 1942 in Grayburg, Texas to James McMillan and Sally Walker. He was a lifelong resident of Cleveland and a Heavy Equipment Operator. He loved gardening, riding horses, dancing and riding bulls in his younger years.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Tommie Beth Garison.

He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn McMillan of Cleveland., step sons, Jerry Alsobrooks of Longview and Amos Alsobrooks of Cleveland., daughters, Tommie Jo McMillan of Fannett, Rannella Jo Wiggley of Fannett, Jolynn Anderson of Cleveland and Joellen Brawley of Cleveland and 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

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

Copeland

Cody Lee Copeland, 28, of Dayton died Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Visitation for Cody will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will follow at Center Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakhurst, Texas at 3:00 p.m.

Cody was born January 3, 1988 in Channelview, Texas to parents, Joe Paul Copeland and Fawn Cecile Thomas Copeland. He was a lifelong resident of Dayton and 2006 graduate of Dayton High School. Cody also attended Lee College. He enjoyed racing dirt bikes, fishing, hunting, shooting, surfing and riding his skateboard. He love his music. Most of all he loved being a father to his son Joe Paul. Cody will always be loved and missed by all that knew him.

Cody was preceded in death by his father, Joe Paul Copeland, his grandparents, Damon Thomas, Sr., Clarence and Mary Currie Copeland. He is survived by son, Joe Paul Copeland, II of Dayton; the mother of his son, Ciara Bullard of Dayton; his mother, Fawn C. Thomas Copeland of Dayton; sister, Kayla Copeland Jones and husband Joshua of Dayton; brother, Caleb James Copeland and wife Taelor of Dayton; niece, Layla Copeland and nephew, Jase Jones; his grandmother, Betty Thomas of Huntsville; also numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Joe Paul Copeland, II scholarship fund at Security State Bank a division of Post Oak Bank, 501 North Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535. Phone 936-258-0066. https://www.ssb-tx.com

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

Duckworth

Clifton Gerald Duckworth 90, of Kountze, Texas, died on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at Baptist Beaumont Hospital surrounded by his family. He died as they sang to him.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday February 2, 2016 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at 11:30AM with Reverend Ronnie Morrow officiating.

Clifton was born January 30, 1925 to his parents, George Duckworth and Jonnie Crump, in Bratville, Texas. He was a self-employed carpet installer, a jack of all trades, and a WWII Army Veteran.

Clifton is preceded in death by his parents, George Duckworth and Jonnie Taylor., first wife, Ella Duckworth, and a son, Ricky Duckworth.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Duckworth of Kountze, step-daughter, Jelaine Morrow and husband Ronnie of Kountze, son, Jerry Duckworth and wife Alene of Volcano, CA, daughter, Freda Thurlkill and husband Tim of Volcano, CA, daughter, Shirley Douglas of Springfield, MO and step-child, Walter Dale of Midland, TX.

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

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

Sloyan

Jerry McKinley Sloyan age 97 died Friday January 29, 2016 in Liberty, Texas.

Jerry was born in Texarkana, TX. November 13, 1918 the son of the late John Sloyan and Audre Haltom Sloyan. Jerry was a member of Electrician’s Local 716 for seventy-five years. After he retired Jerry continued to work building his own home. He enjoyed to travel and had been a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge as a 32 Degree Mason. In November of 1942 Jerry joined the US Navy and served during WWII till 1946. While in the Navy he attained the rank of Electrician’s Mate First Class.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Jimmy Sloyan and his wife Vonceal Sloyan. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters Gail Burger of Channelview, Jerisue Sloyan of Liberty, and Nancy Stoorza and her husband Harry of Hempstead. In addition Jerry leaves seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held 11AM Wednesday February 3, 2016 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Graveside services will be held at 2:15PM Wednesday at Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Smith

Wanda "Granny” Smith, age 80 of Liberty, died at her residence on January 27, 2016. 

Granny was born January 26, 1936 in Quail, TX, daughter of the late R.B. Blacksher and Myrtle Wall Blacksher.  Granny moved to Liberty in 1989 and was a daycare specialist.  She touched so many families by caring for the little ones that she called hers.  Granny loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The community has lost a loving member.

Granny was preceded in death by her parents, son; Eddie Blacksher and brother Denzil Blacksher. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter; Sandy Keslar-Hartford and husband Jeff, son; John Ham and Wife Jane, sisters; Edith Larkin, Irene Farris and husband Harold, brothers; Billy Dan Blacksher and wife Brenda, Joe Blacksher and wife Saunna, grandchildren; Heath Blackshear, J.J. Blackshear, Tyler Keslar and wife Jaimie, Logan Keslar and Jeff Cleveland, Lesley Keslar and Andrew Ries, Justin Ham, great-grandchildren; Addison McMillen, Katherine Keslar, Evie Bollom, Ryder Keslar and Aubrey Ries.

Services for Wanda “Granny” Smith will be Monday, February 1, 2016 at 10:30am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Mayfield

Ruby Lee Brown Mayfield, age 94, of Liberty, wife of the late Dee M. Mayfield, died peacefully at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, TX, on Wednesday, January 28, 2016. 

She was born on August 24, 1921 in Lindsey, OK to Merritt Franklin Brown and Mae Lee Brown.  As did so many others, the farming family left Oklahoma during the Dustbowl of 1930.  Ruby and her extended family traveled from state to state chasing rumors of work until they arrived in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.  She often recalled the lush beauty and sweet smell of the fruit groves as they made their new home in the “Valley”.

Ruby graduated from Lyford High School in Lyford, TX.  There she met Dee Mayfield, the love of her life, who was stationed at the Air Force base in Harlingen, TX.  They married on December 19, 1944 and in the following years were blessed with three children.  After World War II, they resided in Jacksonville, TX until 1953, and Beaumont, TX until 1965, before finally settling in Liberty, TX that year.  Dee died in 1979 and Ruby had continued residing in Liberty living independently until her death.  Ruby was a diehard Houston Astros fan, and enjoyed camping with family and loved her coffee.

Ruby was baptized into Christ as a young woman and was a great example of a Christian mother and grandmother and remained a faithful member of the Church of Christ her entire life.  She loved her family at the Maple St. Church of Christ in Liberty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dee and daughter-in-law, Linda Mayfield.  She is survived by sons, Dale Mayfield and wife Johnelle, Alan Mayfield and wife Janie and daughter Toni Huehnerfuss and husband Clark; grandchildren, David Mayfield and wife Julie, Paul Mayfield and wife Michaela and Kelli Mayfield Stine and husband Billy, and four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Timothy, Olivia and Cora Mayfield.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org, Ruby’s favorite charity.
At her wishes, Allison Funeral Service will be entrusted with the arraignments for transportation and interment.  A private family memorial service will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Jacksonville, TX at a later date.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Means

Mary June Tillman Means age 87 died Tuesday January 26, 2016 at Magnolia Place Healthcare in Liberty.

Mary was born in Liberty, Texas December 10, 1928 the daughter of the late Robert Tillman and Helen Hackenberger Tillman.  Mary was a homemaker for the majority of her life but would also work part-time for various retailers in the Liberty area. Always dressed proper, she enjoyed to read in her earlier years, and spending time outside. Mary was an animal lover who was always willing to care for a stray. She also enjoyed collecting dolls and fishing.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Claude Means and a brother Bobby Tillman.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters: Linda Sterling and husband Ben of Austin; Kay Lynn Darling of Trinity, TX; Francesca Whitaker and husband Louis of Spring, TX; son: Billy Smith of Carrabelle, FL; and a daughter-in-law Pamela Doucette of Saratoga, TX. In addition she leaves her nine grandchildren: Lisa, Jason, Stephanie, Victoria, Karen, Tammy, Robbie, Joyce, and Rodney. She also leaves her caregiver Delores Grey as well as a close family friend Marsha DeDear.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

A funeral service for Mary will be held 2PM Saturday January 30, 2016 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial to follow the service in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

White

Tien White Jr. 58, of Winnie, TX passed Jan. 26, 2016.

Services will be Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Trinity Church, 1324 Highway 124, Winnie, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral at 11AM.

Cherishing his memories are spouse: Agnes M. White, children: Dondrel White, Pamela White, Alicia White and Rochelle Harmon. Siblings: Roy J. White (Pam), Ruthel Brown (James), Rose Bronson (Rev. Mack Bronson), Royton White (Velma), Mary A. Tarver (James), Deltra Moore (Josh), Daniel White, Alfred White (Anita) and Donald White (Carmon). 8-Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. White’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, TX). Main # 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.

Marks

Gloria Patricia Stanfield Marks age 63 died Monday January 25, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Gloria was born in Brookfield, Missouri June 8, 1952 the daughter of the late Raymond T. Stanfield Sr. and Bernice Aletha Craig Stanfield. Gloria enjoyed training horses, playing cards, and visiting with relatives. Gloria started her career in Law Enforcement prior to joining the military, in military she served in the US Air Force as a Staff Sergeant as a Security Police Supervisor from 1975-1982. After her military service she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance, at Phillips University, in Enid, Ok., She then went on in the remaining years in the accounting field, retiring from TXDOT with over twenty years of service.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of thirty-seven years David B. Marks of Hull, sons: Staff Sgt. David Bowman Marks II and his wife Maryanne of McChord AFB, Takoma, Washington; Ray Marks of Orange; and Samuel A. Marks and his wife Frances of Hardin. She also leaves her sisters: Eve Sprang of Kansas City, Kansas; Marilyn Cahoon of Casa Grande, AZ.; and Carolyn Stabler and her husband Roger of Scottsdale, AZ.; and a brother Raymond T. Stanfield Jr. and his wife Faye of Weston, MO. In addition she leaves her grandchildren: Krysten, David III, Landon, Alyssa, Connor, Kassidie, and Hallie Marks.

 A memorial service will be held 7PM Monday February 1, 2016 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Visitation for Gloria will be held two hour prior to the service from 5-7PM.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gloria’s name to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Beausoleil

It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, grandad, relative, and friend, Joseph (Joe) Normand Beausoleil, age 85.

Dad died Saturday, January 23, 2016 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas after a long, valiant and determined battle against several illnesses. Dad was a fighter and wanted to stay with his beloved Joan for as long as possible. God blessed him, Joan, and our family beyond measure by allowing him to be on this earth an extra precious nine years. We love him, we shall miss him, we will never forget him, and we will cherish the memories forever.

Dad was born on July 8, 1930 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Mr. Dieudonne Beausoleil, and Mrs. Aurelia Beausoleil and was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Alcide Beausoleil, Armand Beausoleil, and Lucien Beausoleil.

Dad is survived by his loving wife Joan Bernadette Wright Beausoleil and children Bernard Michael (Debbie), Briand Joseph (Fiona), Gerald Normand (Mandy), Mark James ( Liz), Suzanne Martinna Kuempel (Russell), Luke Patrick (Ginna), and Pauline Elizabeth Moradi (Hossein). G-Dad is also survived by his grandchildren Brent Hodges, Ashley Kuempel, Nathan Beausoleil, Hanna Moradi, Matt Kuempel, Lauren Beausoleil, Leah Moradi, Bryn Beausoleil, Gabi Beausoleil, Louis Beausoleil, Nick Beausoleil, Will Beausoleil, Liam Beausoleil, Callum Beausoleil, and Olivia Beausoleil.

Joe grew up in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He attended a Catholic Seminary in Joliette, Canada and Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket to become a Catholic priest. However, this was not meant to be due to his love of hockey and baseball. At the age of 16, his outstanding baseball skills led to an invitation by the Boston Red Sox to attend their training camp in Melbourne, Florida.

His potential baseball career was interrupted by the Korean War. Instead of being drafted, Dad joined the United States Air Force and eventually obtained the rank of Tech Sergeant. His first tour of duty was in Burtonwood Air Force Base, England instead of Korea. That duty assignment would become a significant event in Dad's life. During this tour, he met his future wife of 63 years while shopping for cough drops at Lewis' Department Store in Liverpool, England. On October 25, 1952, Joseph Normand married Joan Bernadette Wright in Liverpool. While in the Air Force, Joe initially specialized in vehicle maintenance and advanced into electronic radar surveillance. This specialty provided tours of duty during the Cold War era in Prestwick, Scotland, Mallorca, Spain, Ft. Yukon, Alaska, Osceola, Wisconsin, and Berlin, Germany. Additional dramatic and memorable tours of duty were in San Antonio, Texas, New Brunswick, Canada, Westover, Massachusetts, and, finally, Jacksonville, Florida where he retired after 23 years of honorable service.

While in Berlin, with no prior Scouting experience, Dad became Scout Master for Troop 46 where he nurtured a group of boys into accomplished achievers earning many merit badges and awards. His sons and other Scouts went on to become Eagle, Life and Star Scouts and he was awarded Scout Master of the Year, Wood Badge, and the Silver Beaver Awards. Through Dad's leadership, he and his family received The Berlin American Community Service Award, one of the highest awards bestowed to a military family for outstanding service to the military community.

After military life, Dad built a German antique import business and careers with Marathon Oil Company, and Earthmans Funeral Corporation.

Funeral services will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam St., Liberty, Texas, 77575 at 3:00 on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

Military honors and burial will take place at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, at 1:30pm on Monday, February 1, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or Smile Train at www.smiletrain.org.

Shipman

Sherry Glynn Dryden Shipman, 66, of Hardin, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 29, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with burial following at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Serving as pallbearers are Jason "Jake" Dryden, Tiny Dryden, Rhett Parker, Garth Parker, Steven Dryden, and Mitchell "Bubba" Parker.

Sherry was born February 20, 1950 in Silsbee, to parents; Zeke and Willie Mae Cowart Dryden, she was a former resident of Dayton, and has resided in Hardin for the past 39 years. She was a graduate of Hardin High School and a purchasing agent for the construction industry. She also enjoyed crocheting, fishing, hunting, and flowers.

Mrs. Shipman was preceded in death by her parents and sister: Donna Lynn Harris. She is survived by her husband of 40 years: Dennis Shipman of Hardin, daughter: Marla Shipman-Reed and husband James of Hardin, sister: Bobbie Van Horn and husband Charlie; brothers: Michael “Tiny” Dryden and wife Marion of Canada, Edward “Eddie” Dryden and wife Terri of Hull, and William “Frosty” Dryden and wife Dolly of Hardin, grandson: Zachary Rex Reed, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Snider

James M. “Jim” Snider, 74, of Dayton, died Monday, January 25, 2016, at the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital in Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jim was born September 20, 1941 in East Prairie, Missouri, to parents; Clyde Snider and Inez Pasley, a former resident of Deer Park, and has resided in Dayton for the past 40 years. He was a member of the Golden Gloves in high school and the military, veteran of the US Army, a pipefitter by trade, and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also enjoyed shooting skeet, fishing, bowling, and drag racing.

Mr. Snider was preceded in death by his father: Clyde Snider, mother: Inez Pasley Downey, wife of 35 years: Willetta Faye Tucker Snider, brothers: Gene and Bill Snider, and sister: Linda Sue Snider. He is survived by his sons: Jimmy Snider and wife Mary of Missouri City, Mitchell Snider of Dayton, and Doy Ray Snider of Tennessee, daughter: Desiree McGahey and husband Mark of League City, brothers: Jewell, Charlie, Tom, and Gary Snider, sisters: Betty Tuck, grandchildren: Dusty, Cody, Andrew, Shelby, Shannon, Allen, Brian, Donovan and Mark, Jr., numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Davis

Leonard “Tony” Anthony Davis died January 26, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

He was born November 25, 1946 in Baytown, Texas, son of the late Donald “Buck” and JoAnn Franks Davis. Tony had the honor of serving his country as a member of the United States Navy. He worked as a Shift Supervisor at Enterprise in Mont Belvieu, retiring in 2013 after 33 years of dedication to his career. Tony’s true passion was riding bulls. He spent 15 years riding bulls, but always remained a true cowboy at heart. Tony cherished his family and friends. He was humorous, and acquired many life-long friends from all of his endeavors. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, and his grandson, Carter Douglas Thompson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 28 years, Donna Worley Davis of Moss Hill; children, Chris Davis & wife Leigh of Nome, Jodi Thompson & husband Charles of Humble, Ty Jarry & wife Lynette of Layton, Utah, Clay Jarry & wife Chasity of Floresville, and Curt Jarry & wife Teri of Livingston; sister, Donna Walkup of Baytown; ten grandchildren, Cali, Casen, Matthew, Daniel, Shane, Kara, Zeb, Alison, Amy, and Chase; four great-grandchildren, David, Matthew, Braedan, and Charles; a host of extended family, friends, former coworkers, and his beloved Schnauzer, Phoebe Bufay.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5PM to 7PM, Thursday, January 28, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 602 North Main in Dayton. Funeral service will be held in the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10AM, with committal to follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

DeBlanc

John E. DeBlanc, 86, a resident of Houston, died peacefully, Tuesday,  January  19, 2016 , at his residence.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 29, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, at Wells Funeral Services, 300 Alabama Street, Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Wells Funeral Services in Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel at 1:00 p.m.  Interment at Pleasant Hill  Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

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

Cost

Everett Eaton “Buster” Cost died January 25, 2016 in Liberty, Texas. He was born on October 13, 1920 in Kilgore, Texas, son of the late Sam Cornelius and Missouri Ann Reid Cost.

Everett had the honor of serving his country as a member of the United States Army, 358th Infantry, 90th Division “The Tough ‘Ombres” in Normandy and France during WWII. He received several honorable awards, including the Purple Heart Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Campaign Metal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, and Good Conduct Medal. After his honorable discharge from the service, Everett spent 37 years in the oilfield working for Texaco as a roustabout, working on pumps, lines, and tanks. In his spare time, he loved to fish, garden, make yard art, collecting clocks – or any sort of noise maker, and just enjoyed nature in general. He was a handyman and would attack any project that presented itself. Everett was a tender-hearted, compassionate man, who knew everyone, and everyone knew him - he never met a stranger. Everett spent most of his life in Dayton where he was a member of the Friendship Mission, helping to start a local church, now known as Trinity Baptist, where he was once a Sunday School Superintendent. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 35 years, Grace Dell Cost; his second wife, of 30 years, Ida Theodora Proctor Cost; daughter, Joyce Ann Hracek; son, Curtis Proctor; brother, Robert Cost; and son-in-law, Rex Reed; son-in-law Ray Gene Hracek.  He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his children, Jacky Cost & wife Edwina of Dayton, Jana Reed of Dayton, Ronnie Proctor & wife Sandy of Dayton, Royce Proctor & wife Sandy of Dayton, and Christine Herndon & husband Rick of Groesbeck; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of extended relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5PM to 8PM, Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 602 North Main in Dayton. Funeral service will be held in the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2PM, with committal to follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Everett Cost to be made to Trinity Baptist Church in Dayton, or the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

A special thank you is extended to pallbearers Robert Hracek, Frank Hracek, Eric Hracek, James Reed, Randy Reed, and Matthew Cost; and honorary pallbearers include Eric Proctor, Jay Hearndon, Chance Hracek, Seth Cost, Rafe Hracek, John Michael Bartee, Cade Bartee, Zachary Reed, and Austin Kingcaid.

Alexander

Opal Janice Beckham Alexander, 80, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital in Liberty.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church with burial following at French Cemetery in Dayton. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Opal was born November 2, 1935 in Navasota, to parents; William Cody Beckham and Callie Mae Willison, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton. She was a member of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church and the Kenefick Activity Club. She also enjoyed reading her Bible, taking walks, and working puzzles.

Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by her father: William Cody Beckham, mother: Callie Mae Willison Beckham Griffin, husband: Robert Lee Alexander, brothers: Leon Beckham and Tommy Lynn Beckham, and sisters: Bessie Beckham and Billie Ruth McDonal. She is survived by her daughters: Connie Malone and husband David of Liberty and Mary Pittman and husband Bill of Beaumont, brother: Donald Ray Beckham of White Hall, sisters: Vera Estelle Renfro of Willis and Sybil Jo Eubank of College Station, grandchildren: William Don Bennett and wife Crystal, Joseph Paul Bennett and wife Danielle, and Kristin Nicole Barnett and husband Brody, great-grandchildren: Ethan Lee Bennett, Madelyn Bennett, William Bennett, Gwendolyn Nicole Bennett, Joshua Bennett, Matthew Bennett, Beau Alexander Barnett, and Reese Nicole Barnett, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Edmonds

Never one to give up easily, Barbara Burford Edmonds (80), a long-time resident of Anahuac, Texas, fought long and hard before ultimately succumbing to cancer and a stroke.

She fell peacefully into the welcoming embrace of her Lord and Savior on January 21, 2016. Barbara was born to Floriene and Dan Burford on July 17, 1935 in Fordyce, Arkansas. After graduating from high school, she moved to Anahuac, where she met W.M. (Butsy) Edmonds, marrying him the following year. By the time she turned 24, she was the mother of four children – boy-girl-boy-girl, exactly the order she wanted. Barbara worked for the Anahuac school district at three different times and in three different capacities, but she applied her incredible organizational skills first and foremost to her family. She tackled the job of a rice farmer’s wife, preparing hearty plate lunches for more than a dozen workers everyday during harvest, and tirelessly supported her children’s many interests and activities. She also found satisfaction working with her ESA service sorority. Barbara’s competitive, fun-loving nature and love of games led her to take up sports actively when she was young; her interest as a spectator lasted a lifetime. Adopting the motto “If you can’t beat the old dogs, join ‘em,” she and Christine vowed to outwit Ralph and Butsy at dominoes. Card-playing provided her many hours of amusement. She challenged her grandchildren to games of Uno, showing no mercy. She played bridge when she was younger, and in her later years hand-and-foot sessions with Ebbie, Audrey and Marlene (and fresh recruits Rita, Joyce, Tami and Cindy) were the highlight of her week. But her greatest passion – and skill, she might add – was blackjack. The compulsive, nail-biting worrier transformed into an optimist as soon as she sat down at the blackjack table. Walking (or even being rolled in a wheelchair) into a casino gave her a rush of adrenaline. Trips with friends and family were something she always looked forward to.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and by Butsy, her husband of 42 years. Family members left to cherish her memory include her four children: Steve Edmonds; Patti McCormick and husband Tom; Bill Edmonds; and Diane Tunze and husband Rex; as well as her five grandchildren, Keely Edmonds, Chase Edmonds, Maggie McCormick, James McCormick and Savannah Hollis. Barbara is also survived by her sister, Danna Boswell and husband Tom, and by her brother, Randy Burford and his partner, Tina Bordelon. She had many beloved nieces and nephews on both the Burford and Edmonds sides of the family, as well as scores of cousins that she enjoyed visiting with at family reunions. Her special loved ones also include her cousin, JoAnn McClung, her former daughter-in-law, Christi Edmonds, and her former sister-in-law, Becky Burford.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 6:00PM, Saturday, January 23, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, located at 1201 South Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral service will be Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 2:00PM at First United Methodist Church, located at 204 Trinity Street in Anahuac, with interment to follow in Anahuac Cemetery. Those wishing to honor Barbara’s life with a memorial donation may to contribute to the First United Methodist Church (PO Box 609, Anahuac, TX 77514), where she found spiritual nourishment and a supportive community for decades, or to Harbor Hospice (2450 N. Major Drive, Beaumont, TX 77713), where she received loving and professional care during her final days. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Logan

Vickie Lynn Holder Logan, age 47 of Liberty, died at her residence on January 23, 2016 with her loving family by her side. 

Vickie was born May 26, 1968 in Houston, TX, daughter of Danny Lee and Diane Bobo Russell.  She graduated from Dayton High School in 1986 and then continued her education for three years at the University of Phoenix.  While in high school, Vickie ran track and played volleyball.  Vickie worked as a Life Skills Specialist for Tri-County for the past eight years.  She loved her family and especially loved her grandbabies.  She was a loving daughter, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all.

Vickie was preceded in death by her son; Coby Holder, grandmother; Roberta Hawkes, uncle; Harold Ray Bobo, brothers-in-law; John Logan and Flipper Logan.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, husband; Jamie Logan, daughter; Courtney Lynn August and fiancé Joseph Alridge, stepsons; Dakota, Blaise & Colton Logan, parents; Danny Lee & Diane Russell, grandfather; Harold R. Bobo Sr, sisters; Kristie Marshall, Jessica Chesser & husband Josh, April Lee & fiancé Robert Beasley, brothers; Robert Keasling & wife Luddie, Thomas Cox & wife Anna, Danny lee, Derrick Lee, grandchildren; Chloe & Rhemi Alridge and dog; Gracie.

Services for Vickie Lynn Holder Logan will be Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 26, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Vollert

Laura Maxine Vollert, age 82 of Moss Hill, passed away at her residence on January 22, 2016 with her loving family by her side. 

Maxine was born September 28, 1933 in Houston, TX, daughter of the late Leland Chester Jennings and Lillie Belle Smith Jennings.  She was a book keeper and income tax preparer for several years of her life.  Maxine loved her flowers and also enjoyed sewing.  She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Kenneth Bruce Vollert, son; Bruce Wayne Vollert and sister; Severne Coker.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; Larry Keith Vollert and wife Diana of Liberty, TX, Michael Dean Vollert and wife Janie of Evergreen, TX, daughter; Cathy King and husband Butch of Dike, TX, sister; Virginia Pretz of Houston, TX, thirteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

Services for Laura Maxine Vollert will be Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday, January 25, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Alvarado

Joseph Alvarado, 63, of Dayton, died, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, in Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 25, 2016, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery. Philip Maldonado will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with rosary service at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, at Pace- Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Joseph was born January 3, 1953 in Kosse, Limestone County, Texas to his parents; Severo and Dominga Caldera Alvarado. Mr. Alvarado had lived in the Dayton area for several years. He was a laborer in the construction industry at the time of his death and had formerly worked as a security guard. Joseph enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. His greatest joy was time spent with his family.

Mr. Alvarado was preceded in death by his mother: Dominga C Alvarado, father: Severo H. Alvarado, brother: Juan C Alvarado, grandson: Ruben Alvarado Jr., sister: Isabel Mireles, and brother-in-law: Mariano (Mamo) Roacha.

He is survived by his sons: Joseph Alvarado Jr. and Ruben Alvarado, sisters: Helen A Parras, Catarin Maldonado, and Carolina Rocha, brother: David Alvarado, brothers-in-law: Delfino E Parras and Phillip Maldonado Sr., sister-in-law: Marcela Alvarado, daughter-in-law: Christina Alvarado, grandchildren: Tiffany Marie Alvarado, Mathew Roy Alvarado, Jason Morgan Alvarado, Shiloh L. Alvarado, and Hannah L. Alvarado, mother of his children: Paula Alvarado, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Gonzales

Justin Taylor Gonzales, 20, of Dayton, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 31, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Justin was born April 21, 1995 in Houston to parents; Jayson Calitine and Krystal Gonzales, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton. He was a graduate of the Dayton High School, member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, and a Chef by trade. He also enjoyed fishing, cooking, the outdoors, and helping others.

Mr. Gonzales was preceded in death by his grandmother: Deborah Calitine. He is survived by his mother: Krystal Gonzales Knapp of Dayton, father: Jayson Calitine and wife Trisha Dickson of Kline, stepfather: Robert Knapp of Houston, brother: Kaleb Calitine of Florida, sisters: Sierra Lee Ivy and husband William of Killeen, Skye Knapp of Dayton, and Summer Knapp of Houston, grandparents: Stephanie Gonzales and Felix Gonzales, numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.

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Bishop

Deborah “Debbie” Ann Garrett Bishop, 64, of Dayton died Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Liberty, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  No other services are scheduled at this time.

Debbie was born November 18, 1951 in Liberty, Texas to parents James Henry Garrett and Johnnie Neuman Garrett.  She attended Liberty High School.  Debbie had managed the Liberty Softball Association for many years.  Everyone called her Mom and she was truly a mother to all. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson, Ethan Thomas Bishop. 

Debbie is survived by her husband of 48 years, Tommy Bishop of Dayton; daughter, Jamie Brown and husband Kevin; sons, Michael Bishop and wife Heather and Tommy Bishop and wife Karen; sisters, Theresa Ericson and husband John; brothers, Carl Garrett and wife Lila Sue; grandchildren, Zena Bishop, Cole Bishop and wife, Alexis, Kancie Bishop, Kayliann Brown, Kade Bishop, Zackary Brown, Kylee Bishop; great-grandchildren, Kyler Bishop, Jordan Fort, Cooper Taylor and Porter Fregia, also numerous other relatives and friends too many to list. 

Anderson

Charles Gilbert Anderson Sr. of Thicket, died on Sunday January 17, 2016 at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center. He was 90.

A service of remembrance will be held Friday January 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM at New Life Church of Batson, with Reverend Bill Campbell officiating and interment to follow at Felps Cemetery of Thicket. Serving as pallbearers are Bobby Hill, Jackson Hill, Charlie Murphy, Frank Babbitt, Joe Fillingame and Rick Eckiss.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday January 21, 2016 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM also at the New Life Church.

Charles was born September 11, 1925 in Warwick, Rhode Island to George Gilman Anderson and Florence Bell Snow. He had lived in Rhode Island for 62 years and was a retired Textile Worker of 35 years for Kenyon Peace & Dye of Rhode Island, before moving to Hull where he lived for 2 years and attended the New Life Church of Batson. He also proudly served his country in the Navy in WWII.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George Gilman Anderson and Florence Bell Snow., Jennie May., brother, John Anderson., sisters, Margurite Wood and Vena Hutchins., one daughter, Vena Elizabeth Anderson and a great grandchild, Matthew Alan Ferguson.

He is survived by his son, Charles Anderson, Jr. of Hull., daughter, Sheila May Anderson of Hull., brother, Paul Anderson and wife Teri of Charleston, Rhode Island., grandchildren, Melissa Brindamour of Warwick, Rhode Island, Jared Anderson and wife Angel of Georgia, Jeremy Anderson and wife Kimberly of Charleston, Rhode Island, Jennifer Beauregard of Rhode Island and Bobby Hill and wife Kelly of Tomball, Marie Murphy of Silsbee, Charlie Murphy and wife Annie of Saratoga., great grandchildren, Mikayla and Marli Ferguson of Silsbee, Nadia, Sierra, Logan, Harley and Waylon all of Saratoga, Isaiah Anderson of Georgia, Tory of Georgia, Landry Hill of Tomball, Jackson Hill of Tomball, Keaton Hill of Tomball, Daniel Brindamour of Warwick, Rhode Island, Jasmine Hart of West Virginia and Elizabeth Hart of West Virginia and 1 great great grandchild, Gwen of Georgia. He also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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McFarland

Gary Lee McFarland 66 of Liberty, died on Saturday January 16, 2016 at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday January 19, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel, with Reverend Tony Hines officiating. Interment will follow at Peebles cemetery in Livingston.

Serving as pallbearers are Gavin Lyons, Richard Williamson, Donnie Lyons, John Beasley, Judy Taylor, Shane Lyons, Cody Taylor and Steve Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Bush, and Harvey G. Williamson.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday January 19, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

A native of Weslaco, TX, he had lived in Liberty, most of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis McFarland and Ruby Stokes and stepfather, Robert Locke, brother, Jimmy McFarland sister, Nora Hunt and special friend Lorraine DeJohn.

Survivors are his sisters, Peggy Ivy of Hull, Dorene Blanchard and husband James of Hardin. Brothers, Robert Locke and wife Anna of Hull, and John Locke and wife Georgia of Colorado.

Nephews are Steve Taylor and wife Kathy of Hardin, and Jimmy Blanchard of Hardin. Nieces are Beth Lyons and husband Donnie of Hardin, Sandy Kapalski and husband John Beasley of Liberty, Judy Taylor of Sour Lake, and Donna Cain and husband Richard of Hardin, and numerous other nieces, nephews, great nephews and great nieces.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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Semien

Joseph Clem Semien, 60, a resident of Liberty died, Sunday,  January  17, 2016 , peacefully at home.

He was born February 12, 1955 to Joseph Even and Alma Lena Semien. He was a lifelong resident of Liberty County graduating from Liberty High School.

After school Joseph furthered his career as a Truck Driver until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents and his niece La'Tonya Semien.

He is survived by his wife of seventeen years Bobbie Heard Semien; Sons: Joseph Clem Semien Jr of Louisiana, and Rochester Gants of Liberty. Sisters: Edna Colmenero (Clint) and Mary Rita Semien both of Liberty Texas. Brothers: Otis Semien of Raywood; John Semien, Michael Semien ( Laura) both of Ames. He also leaves behind his sister in laws, brother in laws, and a numerous of nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews, a host of families and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 22, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, at Wells Funeral Services in Althea P. Gibson Chapel, 300 Alabama Street, Liberty, Texas. He will lie-in-state at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 101 Donatto Street, Ames, Texas from 9:00 a.m.-11:00a.m. with a Rosary at 10:00 am. Funeral Mass  Services will begin at 11:00 a.m.,  Father. Ayo Efodigbue, MSP, Officiating.  Interment at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, Ames, Texas.

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

Shaffer

Madelyn Ruth Shaffer age 81 of Liberty died Friday January 15, 2016 in Webster, Texas.

Madelyn was born in Conroe, Texas July 24, 1934 the daughter of the late Harold S. Shaffer and Hazel McAvoy Shaffer. She was a devoted member of her church and last attended Heights Baptist Church.  She loved to attend the movies and go out to eat. After Madelyn graduated from High School, she moved to Houston to attain her Cosmetology license, she went on to work in cosmetology before leaving to work as a Legal Secretary. She then pursued her passion to study nursing, after completing her studies she returned to cosmetology and opened a cosmetic store Merle Norman Cosmetics on Main St. in Liberty. After a year of the cosmetic business, she returned to secretarial work.  Then, in 1972, moved to Houston and returned to nursing at a Houston based nursing home. 

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her son David Shapiro, a brother Keith Shaffer, and her former husband Jack Edward Turner.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, MarilynTurner-Baird and her husband, Jeffrey of Austin. In addition,  she leaves her two grandsons, James Bryce Teel of Atlanta, Ga and Alexander Baird of Plano, Texas. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Madelyn will be held Friday January 22, 2016 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A memorial service will be celebrated at 2PM Saturday January 23, 2016 at the funeral home. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Theriot

Evelyn Helen Maloney Theriot age 88 died Monday January 11, 2016 at her home in Dayton.

She was born March 7, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas the daughter of the late John and Jennie Maloney. She worked until she was eighty years of age as an LVN, her career spanned throughout the years serving families from Gulf Coast Hospital, to Nursing Homes, to private care, as well as hospice care. When she wasn’t working she loved to spend time with her grandchildren. She also was a talented cook and seamstress. Helen was also a lifelong member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Eastgate.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her sons: Johnny Theriot, Mark Theriot Sr., Leroy Theriot Jr, and Tommy Theriot; Grandsons: Mark Theriot Jr. and Jeffrey Christopher Theriot; Great-Grandson Christopher Jay Rash; daughter-in-laws: Terri Lee Theriot and Belinda Theriot, sisters: Mary Notis, Jane Bucklew, Bernice Johnson, and Mildred Hartman, and a brother Patrick Powers.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of seventy years Leroy J. Theriot Sr. Sons: Michael Theriot and wife Caryl, Paul Theriot, Terry Theriot and wife Starla, and Rusty Theriot; Daughters: Bonnie McKinney and husband J.B., Angela Tanner and husband David, and Annette Simmons. In addition she leaves a host of nieces and nephews, thirty grandchildren, fifty-seven great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held Friday January 15, 2016 from 5-8PM, with a Rosary at 7PM, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Dayton, Texas. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in her memory at 10AM Saturday January 16, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial to follow in Eastgate Catholic Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Rodriguez

Socorro Rodriguez, 76, of Dayton, died Sunday, January 17, 2016, at a family residence.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Socorro was born June 7, 1939 in Mexico, to parents; Julian Salinas and Fidela Pena, a former resident of Alamo, and has resided in Dayton for the past seven years. She was a homemaker and attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She also enjoyed playing games, cards, and walks with her husband.

Mrs. Rodriguez was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Abelardo Rodriguez, siblings: Eulogio, Socorro, Enedelio, and Margarita Salinas, and grandson: Eduardo Garza. She is survived by her daughters: Guadalupe Rodriguez of Dallas, Silvia Rodriguez of Roman Forest, Josefina Rodriguez of Dallas, Yolanda Rodriguez of Dayton, Sonia Leal of Dayton, and Araceli Rodriguez of Dayton, sons: Xavier Rodriguez of Dallas and Gerardo Rodriguez of Galena Park, numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Sutherlin

Robert Jefferson Sutherlin, age 88 of Liberty, also known to many as Coach, died January 15, 2016 in Baytown, TX.

Coach was born October 27, 1927 in Haughton, LA, son of the late James B. Sutherlin and Lucielle McAnn Sutherlin.  After graduation from high school, Coach served in U.S. Marines from 1946 to 1952 where he obtained the ranking of Sergeant.  He served during WWII and Korea.  Coach then went on to receive his bachelor degree in agriculture from Northwestern State College in Louisiana and then his masters in agriculture and education from Stephen F. Austin University.  He then moved to Liberty in 1954 where he started his career in coaching and teaching with Liberty ISD.  Coach retired after serving 40 years.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Liberty as well as a member of the Men’s Bible Class.  Coach was also a lifetime member of the Lions Club, the VFW, Elks Lodge and a member of the Magnolia Ridge Men’s Golf Association.  He was a man that gave you your passion in life and was truly such an amazing and kind man.  The community has lost a wonderful man.

Coach was preceded in death by his parents, wife; Jimmie Jo Beaty Sutherlin, son; Mark Worthy, brothers; James William Sullivan and Ross G. Sullivan.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, son; James Earl “Jimbo” Worthy, sisters; Dale Jones, Marjorie Steele, Nadine Morgan, Elaine Cornette, special friend; Nan Roberts, former daughter-in-law; Allison Rouse, grandchildren; Josh Worthy and wife Denise, Kelby Worthy and wife Danielle, Kolby Worthy and wife LaChelle, Robert Worthy, Kelcy Worthy, Hannah Blanchard and husband Toby and five great-grandchildren.

Services for Robert Jefferson “Coach” Sutherlin will be Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10am at First United Methodist Church in Liberty with burial to follow at Worthy Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Monday, January 18, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made in Coach’s memory to the Lions Club Cripple Children Camp or The First United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund in Liberty.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Frazier

Edith Alene Frazier 87 of Batson, died on Wednesday January 14, 2016 in Rockport, TX.

A service of celebration will be held on Monday January 18, 2016 at 2:00P.M. at New Life Church of Batson, with Reverend Bruce Frazier, Reverend Garrett Frazier and Reverend Bill Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Sunday January 17, 2016 from 3:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. at New Life Church.

Edith was born August 9, 1928 in Winters, TX , to T.E. Brothers and Sarah Price. She had lived in Batson, for 55 years and had worked at the Senior Citizen Center in Batson. She had owned and operated Frazier Kream Kup in Batson for many years. She was a faithful and charter member of New Life Assembly of God Church of Batson.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Lee Frazier, daughter, Janet Frazier Bearden.
Brothers, Raymond Brothers, and Bob Brothers. Sisters, Edna Glen, Audry Woodcock, and Inez Raymond.

Those left to cherish her memory is son, Reverend Bruce Frazier and wife Deborah of Rockport. Brothers, Glen Brothers of Rosenberg, TX, James Brothers of San Antonio, TX, and Bill Brothers of San Angelo, TX. Sisters are Janie Brothers of Austin, TX, and Geralene Shed of Mathis, TX.

Grandchildren are Heather Frazier of Rockport, Garrett Frazier and wife Hannah of Ontario, CA, and Ashlee Frazier of Los Angeles, CA. Great- grandchild is Kaden James Fearless Frazier.

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

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Edith Alene Frazier please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Thompson

Betty Thompson 75, of Hankamer, TX; died Jan. 10, 2016.

Services will be Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church, 213 Albritton Gully Rd. Hankamer, TX. Visitation will begin at 1230PM until funeral at 2PM. Interment will be in Mayes Cemetery, Hankamer, TX.

Cherishing her memories are children: Robert L. Thompson and Leroy “Jr” Thompson II; Grandchild: Ebony Thompson; Other Grandchildren: Michelle Banks, Rochell Williams, Betty Thompson, Jr; Leroy O’Neal Thompson III and Christopher Banks. Siblings: Lorna Haskins, Henry Mayes (Alma), Lavine Mayes, Effie Lewis, Linda Whittington, J.H. Mayes (Clara) and Mary Roy (Allen), Nieces, Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Thompson’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Location in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, 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

Speights

On May 22, 1938 the Lord blessed Alvin and Madie V. Speights with a bundle of joy named Camilla Mae Speights.

She was united with God at the early age of 7 years old and became a member of Sunlight M.B. Church. In her early years she attended George Washington Carver after graduating from B.O. Davis. She also attended Lee College School of nursing, received her LVN degree and worked at the hospital and nursing home in Anahuac.

She was united in marriage to Herbert L. Carrington, to this union two children were born, Sandra and June.
During her travelling to Port Neches daily for nurse work, she would often recall how it was the Lord that kept her from dangers seen and unseen. She was a faithful member to Sunlight, choir president, song leader, Sunday school teacher, mission teacher, serving in all aspects of servitude for the Lord. She was an active member until January 4th, 2016 after suffering a broken leg, ending it all on January 13th, 2016.

She was proceeded in death by her parents Alvin Speights and Madie V. Richardson, three brothers; Calvin Speights, Jeff Vernel “JV” Speights, and Roy Evans Speights, one sister, Winnie B. Speights. One grandson, Brodrick J. Daniels, and a host of other relatives.

She leaves to cherish her memories with, sister, Madie O. Speights, one brother Ross C. Speights “R.C.” Two children, Sandra Daniels Speights (Estus), Camilla J. Raymond (Walter Jr.) Five grandsons; Lamasio Daniels, Rickey L. Coates Jr., David A.R. Coates, Cody D.E. Speights, and Wyatt O. Raymond and many other beloved nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Camilla passed Jan. 13, 2016. Service will be Jan. 18, 2016 at Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church, 1016 Speights RD. Hankamer, Texas. Visitation will begin at 10AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Richardson Cemetery, Hankamer.

Mrs. Carrington’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Location in Anahuac, Beaumont and Silsbee and Woodville TX.) Main # 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

Strancofski

Emily Olive Strancofski, age 76 of Raywood, died at her residence on January 13, 2016. 

Emily was born January 1, 1939 in Eagle Lake, Maine, daughter of the late Ben and Delia Theriault Madore.  Emily spent most of her life in Connecticut and was a waitress most of her life.  She moved to Raywood just a short time ago to live with her family.  She loved to garden, play cards and loved her red cardinals.

Emily was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Joseph Strancofski and several brothers and sisters.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; Mark and James Fowler, daughters; Lori Mingus, Cheryl Curtis and Traci Simpson, sisters; Viola, Betty and Edith, brothers; Billy, Norman and George, grandchildren; Joann Brown, Kris Mingus, Jr Ansel, Stephanie Gardoni, Chase McFarland, Stephanie Daniels, Mark Fowler Jr, Brandon Fowler, Stephanie Pichler, Ginny Pilcher, Justin Fowler, Devin Cochran, Derek Cochran, Ira Timmons and Scotty Mingus and several great-grandchildren.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, Tx.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Proctor

Tex Ritter Proctor 75 of Saratoga, died Saturday January 9, 2016 at his residence with his family at his bedside.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Nathan Hendrix officiating.

Serving as pallbearers are Kurtis Proctor, Kris Proctor, Bruce Fregia Jr. Justin Proctor, Brad Fregia, and Dwight Jeanes Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Clint Hendrix Jr, Tyler Fregia, and Johnny Scott Jr. Interment will follow at Oakdale cemetery in Daisetta.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday January 12, 2016 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Dayton, Texas, he had lived in Saratoga, most of his life and was a retired Derrick Hand and a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eber Pete Proctor and Judine Dempsey, wife, Rose Proctor and son Tex " P.J." Proctor Jr. and sister Shirley Ferguson.

Survivors are son, Virgil Proctor of Dayton. Daughters, Tamye Fregia and husband Bruce of Daisetta, Debra Hendrix and husband Clint of Saratoga, Rebecca Jeanes of Votaw, Anna Proctor and Ivan Arceneaux of Moss Hill, and Rose Proctor and David Willey of Gist. Brother, Joe David Taylor and wife Thelma of Saratoga. Sisters, Lenora Lee of Sour Lake, Bessie Trahan of Saratoga, Irma Watson of Moss Hill, and Martha Mae.

Grandchildren: 16 and great grandchildren; 13.

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

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Tex Ritter Proctor please visit our Sympathy Store at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/

Ducote

Betty Anne Ducote 51, of Batson, Texas, died on Sunday January 10, 2016 at her residence. A service of remembrance, will be held at 1:00PM Saturday January 16, 2016 at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

The family will be receiving friends also on Saturday January 16, 2016 at Faith & Family Funeral Services from 10:00AM until service time.

Betty was born December 27, 1964 in Madrid, Spain to Fred Lee Marberry and Amelia Abegzel. She had lived in Liberty before moving to Batson where she lived for 1 year. She attended the United Pentecostal Church of Batson and was a homemaker.

Betty is preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred Daniel Marberry and Gertrude Francis Marberry and Mercedes Abegzel and Albert Abegzel.

She is survived by her parents, Fred and Amelia Marberry of Liberty., husband, Daniel Ducote of Batson., son, Ryan Dean Birdwell of Raywood., daughters, Shelby Marie Fountain of Dayton, Crystalin Faye Birdwell of Ajax, Louisiana, Kaitlyn Nicole Morrow of Daisetta and Laura Anne Birdwell of Houston., brothers, Fred Lee Marberry II of Raywood, Daniel Albert Marberry of Hamburg, Germany and Robert David Marberry of Liberty., grandchildren, Asjia, Jesse, Braleigh, Railee, Brenton and Garrison.

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

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Betty Anne Ducote please visit our Sympathy Store at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/

Votaw

Ronald James Votaw, 59, of Kenefick, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2016, at the French Cemetery in Dayton with burial following thereafter. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Ronald was born October 18, 1956 in Baytown, to parents: James J. and Loretta L. Gilmore Votaw, and has been a lifelong resident of Kenefick. He attended the First Assembly of God Church. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Mr. Votaw was preceded in death by his parents and wife: Wanda K. Edwards Votaw. He is survived by his brothers: David Votaw and wife Theresa of Tarkington Prairie and Richard Votaw and wife Tina of Kenefick, sister: Cynthia Ann Votaw of Denton, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Youngblood

Roy E. Youngblood, 85, of Liberty, TX, died in Twin Falls, Idaho Thursday, January 7, 2016.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty with burial following thereafter. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Roy was born November 2, 1930 in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas to parents, Wesley Olen Youngblood and Jessie G. Welch Youngblood. He moved to Liberty as a child and lived there with his mother after the death of his father.

Life was not easy in those days as Roy had to drop out of school to support himself and his family. Roy married the love of his life, Maxine Jackson, on October 1, 1949. They soon started a family and Roy left his job and started into business for himself. Roy would remain self-employed and self-sufficient the rest of his life. In his early career he founded Youngblood Farms and was one of the largest local egg producers in Liberty County where Youngblood Eggs were a staple in local grocery stores. In later years the business grew, evolved and became Youngblood Wholesale known for its beef, catfish and other fine foods and supplies.

Roy is survived by two sons, Jerry Youngblood of Edmond, OK, Allen Youngblood of Liberty, TX and one daughter, Sharon Keeter and husband Andy of Twin Falls, ID; three grandsons, Sam Keeter and wife Chelan of Yakima, WA, Tommy Keeter and wife, Elaina of Olympia, WA, and Will Keeter and wife Harley of Minneapolis, MN. He also leaves behind one great-granddaughter, Claire Keeter of Yakima, WA; one sister, Marylou Turbyfill of Dallas, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Foreman

Charles Wade Foreman, 82, of Dayton, died Monday, January 11, 2016, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Charles was born August 21, 1933 in Rose Bud, Arkansas, to parents; Earl H. and Myrtle M. Plant Foreman, a former resident of Port Arthur, and has resided in Dayton for the past 44 years. He was a high school graduate, a clock smith, and member of the National Watch and Clock Association. He also enjoyed spending time with family and fishing.

Mr. Foreman was preceded in death by his parents and brother: James Foreman. He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Helen M. Brown Foreman of Dayton; son: Dennis Foreman and wife Irene of Richardson; daughter: Becky Jackson and husband Lynn of Corinth; sister: Blanche Ball and husband Derwin of Arkansas; grandchildren: Stephanie Brady and husband Kevin, Daniel Jackson, Timothy Foreman, Stephen Jackson, Joshua Mondares, Aaron Foreman, and Matthew Foreman; great-grandchildren: Sarah Jackson and Michelle Foreman; also numerous other relatives and friends.

For those who desire, memorials may be made in Charles’ name to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, https://www.cff.org

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

Watkins

Kinsley Emma Watkins, infant daughter of Carl Watkins Jr and Callie Flowers Watkins, died January 9, 2016 in Houston, TX.

Kinsley was born January 6, 2016 in Houston, TX with her twin brother Carl Watkins III.

Kinsley leaves behind to cherish her memory, her parents; Carl Watkins Jr and Callie Flowers Watkins of Dayton, brothers; Leland Watkins, Gunner Watkins and twin brother Carl Watkins III, paternal grandparents; Carl Watkins Sr and Dawn Watkins, maternal grandparents; Bruce and Tina Flowers, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services for Kinsley Emma Watkins will be Friday, January 15, 2106 at 2pm at Sterling Funeral Home, 602 North Main, Dayton, TX with burial to follow at 3pm at Palms Memorial Cemetery.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Thornton

Jo Anne Reeves Thornton, 80, of Dayton, died Saturday, January 9, 2016, at a family residence in Baytown.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jo Anne was born February 5, 1935 in Old River to parents; Ellis W. “Monk” and Willie Mae Dugat Reeves, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Pasadena. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and gardening.

Mrs. Thornton was preceded in death by her parents and husband: J.L. Thornton. She is survived by her son: James Eaton, Jr. and wife Lori of Liberty, daughters: Joan Johnson of Dayton, Tania Glover of Baytown, and Melanie Sanders of Dayton, two brothers, five sisters, grandchildren: Jennifer Steadham, Jeff Johnson, Kari LaFargue, Marc Anthony Glover, Kaci Miles, Todd Sanders, and Tyler Sanders, 16 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Pace Stancil Funeral Home

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

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

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