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Jackson

Vetta Jackson 64 of Double Bayou died Apr. 14, 2014.

Services will be Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014. Visitation from 11AM until Funeral at 1PM at First Missionary Baptist Church, 1110 Hamilton St., Anahuac, TX. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Double Bayou, TX.

Cherishing her memories are Spouse: John L. Jackson, father: Harvey Herman, children: Lawrence Lewis (Chundra), Shirley A. Soilaires (Bernard), Claven Lopez and Melvin Lopez. Siblings: Shirley Kirkwood (Robert), Effie Richardson, Betty Lewis, Laura Lewis (Arthur Sr. ), Brenda Williams (Bruce), Glen Lewis, Ray Lewis and Nelson Lewis. 8-Grandchildren, 2-Great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends

Mrs. Jackson’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary, 518 Miller St., Anahuac, TX. 77514. (409) 267-3122 “We Make The Difference”. The Guest Book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Brown

Lisa Marie Brown 44 of Liberty died on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital Beaumont.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday April 15, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel in Batson, with cremation to follow. Lisa was born April 3, 1970 in Prince William, Virginia and had live in Liberty, before moving to Fannett, where she had lived for four years and was an homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother; Rosemarie Lucas and brother Roger Lee Lucas. She is survived by her husband A.L. Brown of Fannett, son; Brian Brown and wife Bethany of Fannett. Daughters; Julie Wilder and husband Scott of Winnie, Amber Rhine of Sour Lake, Elizabeth Hilton and husband B.J. of Moss Hill, Ashley Dossey and husband Kyle of Liberty, three sisters; Pamela, Angela, and Anita. Grandchildren are Wesley Dossey, Landon, Mason, and Sara Seal, Austin Brown, and Zadon, Zoe, and Zalia Hilton.

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

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Pittman

Wanda Evelyn Pittman 83 of Magnolia, formerly of Hardin and Liberty area died on Saturday April 12, 2014 at Health South The Woodlands, in Conroe, Texas.

Wanda was born January 1, 1931 in Zavalla, TX to Everette Lynn Davis and Clairissa Almeda Harvel. She had lived in Magnolia for Seven years and was formerly of Hardin. Wanda loved knitting, crocheting, watching musical movies, dancing, reading the Bible, gardening, her plants, collecting recipe's, eating out and loved being around her family. Wanda is preceded in death by her husband; Willard Pittman, parents; Everette and Clairissa Davis, grandsons; Ryan Rodriguez, Randall Rodriguez, Larry Dale Erwin and granddaughter; Rhonda Rodriguez, and a sister; Marcell McManus. She is survived by her son; Rodney Evans and wife Shirley of Daisetta, daughters; Charlene Erwin of Highlands and Rhonda Vaught and husband Randy of Humboldt, IA, brothers; Charles Davis and wife Nadine of High Islands, and Jackie Davis and wife Deidre of Liberty. Grandchildren; are Shannon, Curt, Robert, Ricky, T.J., Jana, Malindee, Austin, Bailey, Colten, Blake, Alexandra and Kristen. Great grandchildren; are Tylor, Stephanie, Ean, Macy, Kyle, Hannah, Madison, Cameron, Gretchen, Payton, Reid, Easton, Cody and Holly. Great great grandchildren; are Trenton and Easton. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday April 16, 2014 at Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. A memorial Service will be held Friday April 18, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses of Liberty, at 2:00 P.M with Aaron Davis officiating, interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery of Hardin. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Evans, Ricky Rodriguez, T.J. Brunson, Tylor Middleton, Ean Rodriguez and Kyle Fregia.

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

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Rollins

Mattie Bell Rollins, age 92 of Cleveland, Texas, died Friday, April 11, 2014

She was born April 23, 1921, in Chireno, Texas, to parents, Edell Dan Burch and Lillie Maude Byrd. Mrs. Rollins loved quilting as well as spending time outdoors working in her flower gardens. She was also a long time member of Dolen Baptist Church where she was loved by so many.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Neal Rollins; son, Neal Allen Rollins; sisters, Allene Luce and Viny Burch; brother, Jesse Burch. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Hinson and husband, John; son, James Rollins and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Kelly Garner and wife Wendy; great grandchildren, Gage and Zane Garner; numerous nieces nephews and other cherished family members and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 13, 2014, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Brother Mike Nix will preside over funeral services held Monday, April 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home with interment following at Shepherd City Cemetery, Shepherd, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dolen Baptist Church. Dolen, Texas.

Wells

Lenora Georgia "Peewee" Wells, 88 of Saratoga, Texas died on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at Kountze Nursing Center.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at West End Baptist Church of Saratoga, with Reverend Bruce Crosby and Reverend Alvin Tomlinson officiating. Interment will follow at Oilfield cemetery in Saratoga.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 11, 2014 from 5:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. at West End Baptist Church. Mrs Wells was born October 27, 1925 in Saratoga, to Thomas Edison Hatcher and Virginia Pearl Laird and had lived in Saratoga. She was a faithful member of the West End Baptist Church and graduated from Saratoga, High School and was an homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Thomas and Virginia Hatcher, son; Roy Gene Wells, three brothers; Jerald Hatcher, Raymond Hatcher and Leonard Hatcher.

Survivors are her husband of 73 years, Leroy Wells of Saratoga, sons; Ronald Wells of Saratoga, Jerry Wells and wife Cindy of Kountze, Billy Wells and wife Mary of Kountze. Daughter-in-law; Rozelle Wells of Thicket, brothers; Billy Joe Hatcher and wife Polly of Buffalo,TX, and Wayne Hatcher of Silsbee. Sister; Myrtie Duffey and husband Johnny of Tomball. Grandchildren; 8 Great grandchildren; 19 great great grandchild; 1. Serving as pallbearers are Rusty Wells, Shawn Wells, Jesse Wells, Jadon Yarbrough, Mitchell Hatcher, and Wesley Thompson. Honorary pallbearers are Chase Wells, and Jaron Benavides.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Fouty

Homer Edward Fouty, 81, of Dayton died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Cleveland. Mr. Fouty was born November 28, 1932 in Frame, West Virginia to parents Homer D. Fouty and Minnie Harper Fouty. He was retired from the United States Air Force, had worked for the United States Postal Service, and was a charter member of the Tarkington Prairie Baptist Church.

Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Tarkington Prairie Baptist Church with Rev. Silas Hare officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland. Private interment will follow at Restwood Memorial Park in Lake Jackson, Texas.

Mr. Fouty was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Lena (Thompson) Fouty, parents, and four brothers. He is survived by his children, Linda McIntyre Megules, Rita Terrell and husband Rick, Homer Fouty Jr. and wife Sylvia, Dennis Fouty and wife Linda; grandchildren, Lindsey Buckmaster and husband George, Taylor Terrell, Lauren Fouty, Jonathan Fouty, Isaac Fouty and wife Jacqueline, David Fouty and MaryHelen Fouty; Great-grandchildren, Caroline Fouty, Annabelle and Ashley Buckmaster; sister, Margaret Hoffmann; brother-in-law, Allan Pearson and loving friend, MaryAnn Evans.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, please donate to Tarkington Prairie Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 294 County Road 2251, Cleveland, Texas 77327.

Jones

Evie Lee (“Dottie”) Jones died on April 9, 2014 at age 94.

She was born at Call, TX in 1919 to George Washington Edgar and Evie Line Roebuck Edgar . Her family moved to Daisetta in the oil boom days and Dottie lived in the Daisetta area since she was two years old.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by three husbands: Walter Odos Hughes, Sr. (divorced in 1939, died 1969), Jesse L. Speed (died 1967) and Alvin (“Dood”) Jones (died 1996). She was also preceded in death by one son: George Mitchell Hughes, Sr. (died 1995). She is survived by four children: Walter O. (“Buster”) Hughes, Jr. (wife Billie Jean) of Batson, Norma Faye H. Hickman (husband Lloyd) of Kilgore, Linda Jan S. Pack (husband Dean) of Mandeville, LA and Edgar L. (“Bud”) Speed of Raywood. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, eleven great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives.

Her family will receive friends at Faith & Family Funeral Services on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., with the service of remembrance starting at 2:00 p.m. , officiated by Reverend Leslie Gains. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.
To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Neuman

Lynda “Margaret” Ricks Neuman, 73, of Morgan, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Providence Medical Center in Waco.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2014, 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., Saturday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Margaret was born March 6, 1941 in Cleburne, to parents; Bonnie L. “B.L.” and Ada Blan Bryant Ricks, a former resident of Baytown, and has resided in Morgan for the past 14 years. She was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1959, a retired head librarian for Arco of Channelview, and a member of the Church of Christ. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi and bridge clubs. She enjoyed playing games, antiquing, gardening, and quilting.

Mrs. Neuman was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Terry Lee Ricks, Sr. She is survived by her husband of 54 years: Franklin “Franky” Neuman of Morgan, sons: Lynn “Todd” Neuman and wife Cathey of Dayton and Michael “Tracy” Neuman of Livingston, sisters: Florence Higginbotham of Dayton, Bonnie Lyrette of Houston, and Mildred Bryant of Alto, grandchildren: Michael Tra’ Neuman, II, Heather L. Neuman White and husband Cory, Erica G. Neuman Yarbro and husband Colton, Travis Neuman and wife D.D., and Trinity Neuman, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Jones

Evie Lee (“Dottie”) Jones died on April 9, 2014 at age 94.

She was born at Call, TX in 1919 to George Washington Edgar and Evie Line Roebuck Edgar . Her family moved to Daisetta in the oil boom days and Dottie lived in the Daisetta area since she was two years old.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by three husbands: Walter Odos Hughes, Sr. (divorced in 1939, died 1969), Jesse L. Speed (died 1967) and Alvin (“Dood”) Jones (died 1996). She was also preceded in death by one son: George Mitchell Hughes, Sr. (died 1995).

She is survived by four children: Walter O. (“Buster”) Hughes, Jr. (wife Billie Jean) of Batson, Norma Faye H. Hickman (husband Lloyd) of Kilgore, Linda Jan S. Pack (husband Dean) of Mandeville, LA and Edgar L. (“Bud”) Speed of Raywood. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, eleven great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives.

Her family will receive friends at Faith & Family Funeral Services on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., with the service of remembrance starting at 2:00 p.m. , officiated by Reverend Leslie Gains. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.
To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Robak

Marion Francis Robak, formerly from North Kingstown, RI, currently from Liberty, Texas, died Friday evening April 4, 2014.

She had lived in North Kingstown for 62 years, prior to moving to Liberty.

Marion was born on August 2, 1922, in Lanesboro, MA., the daughter of the late  James and Grace Drew.

She graduated from St. Joseph’s high school in Pittsfield, and worked at Eaton Crane, in Pittsfield during WWII.

Marion and her late husband, John K. Robak, were married at St. Mark’s church in Pittsfield on August 30, 1945. They lived in Key West, Florida, prior to moving to North Kingstown, RI.

Marion was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales church in North Kingstown, and one of the founding families when the parish started. Marion deeply loved her family and friends, and staying in touch with them through the years. She enjoyed writing, gardening, baking, decorating, and playing the organ.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Kathleen Martinez, of Liberty, Texas, her loving daughter-in-law, Dale Robak, and her loving son, Alan Robak, both of North Kingstown ( formerly, from Uxbridge, MA), six loving grand children, John, Matthew, and Stephen Robak, and Christopher, Robert, and Marion Martinez, and three loving great-grand children, JayTon, Sean Alan, and Traevon Brooks.

Visitation for Marion will be held Monday April 14, 2014 from 5-8PM and Tuesday April 15, 2014 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas . A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday April 16, 2014 at 10AM in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Burial services will be held in St. Jospeh’s Cemetery in Pittsfield, MA. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Duncan

Dustin C. Duncan, 53, of Dayton, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church with services concluding thereafter. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Dustin was born December 18, 1960 in Beaumont, to parents; Ray and Marie Alvis Duncan, a former resident of Vidor, and has resided in Dayton for the past 24 years. He was an operator for Spectra Energy of Mt. Belvieu, CFO of Street Dream Creations, member of Kenefick Southern Baptist Church, life member of the NRA, and contributed to Locks of Love. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and being at the beach.

Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by his parents, daughter: Delana M. Duncan, and brother: Michael Duncan. He is survived by his wife of 33 years: Deana Ford Duncan of Dayton, son: Dalton Duncan of Dayton and Dusty Duncan of Dayton, brothers: Tony Duncan and wife Linda of Arizona and Rex Duncan of Crystal Beach, sister: Debbie Zambardino and David Longbottom of Ennis, his co-workers and family at Spectra Energy of Mt. Belvieu, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church at 3536 FM 1008, Dayton, Texas 77535., in Dustin’s name.

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Cosek

Indio Dennis Gregory Cosek, 58, of Cleveland, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Houston.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil
Funeral Home Chapel. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Indio was born November 14, 1955 in Alexandria, VA, to parents; William Nicholas Cosek and Darlene Rose Hanks. He was a self-employed carpenter. In his spare time he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Mr. Cosek was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Mae Cosek. He is survived by his parents, William N. and Darlene R. Cosek; wife, Melissa Birchall Cosek; daughters, Sarah Ann Corbin and Lena Mae Cosek; sons, Micah Cosek, Nathaniel Cosek, and Zeth Cheveyo Cosek; step-daughter, Lisa Stromski; sisters, Robin Ann Cosek, Penny Lynn Dockray, and Patricia J. Rice; brothers, Scott William Cosek and Richard Fredrick Cosek; grandchildren, Kierra, Travis, Micah Jr., Cory, and Savannah; numerous nieces, nephews, and other cherished relatives, and friends.

Carter

Coleman G. Carter, 83, of Kenefick, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church with graveside services at 1:00 p.m., at Grandview Memorial Park in Pasadena. 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.

Coleman was born June 4, 1930, in Palestine, Arkansas, to parents; George and Ruth Meatte Carter, a former resident of Pasadena, and has resided in Dayton for the past 45 years. He was a graduate of the Galena Park High School, attended Texas A&M, and received his Jurisprudence Degree from the South Texas College of Law. He was a veteran of the US Army with service during Korea, member of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church and the Bar Association for 50 years. Mr. Carter was also a former Pasadena City Council member and City Attorney for Friendswood. He also enjoyed gardening, and tending to his land.

Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his mother: Ruth Meatte Carter, father: George Carter, Sr., wife: Gayle Carter, sister: Mrilyn Carter Black, and brothers: George Carter Jr., Bob Carter, and Doug Carter. He is survived by his wife of three years: Ethel Bair Carter of McKinney, Texas, sons: Coleman Carter, Jr. and wife Dee of Colorado, Ronald Carter and wife Terrie of Liberty, Daniel Carter and wife Tracey of Deer Park, daughters: Barbara Eggleston and husband Pat of Dayton, Becky Koen and husband Tommy of Hardin, and Jean Ann Chitty of Pasadena. grandsons: Jeff Chitty, Joe Carter, Cole Carter, David Carter, Micah Harris, Todd Harris, Chase Harris, Bruce Carter, Patrick Carter, Kyle Carter, and Patrick Eggleston, granddaughters: Julie Ripkowski, Ashley Jones, Rachael Brumley, Kelly Carter, Melissa Slate, Tasha Marsh, Lauren Hodge, Sarah Jones, great-grandchildren: Calhoun Carter, Lele Brumley, Kash Brumley, Zach Chitty, Matthew Chitty, Hannah Chitty, Cami Ripkowski, Carter Harris, James Jones, Madison Slate, Carter Slate, Aubree Jones, Miranda Marsh, and Henry Marsh, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, in Mr. Carter’s name.

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Edmonds

Patricia Anne Edmonds, age 39, died April 6, 2014 at the Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas with her loving Family at her side.

Anne was born on July 9, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina to Jerry Devon Barnhill and Patricia Anne Marshall-Barnhill.

Anne grew up in Liberty, Texas where she attended Liberty Schools and graduated from Liberty High School.  After High School, Anne became a homemaker and mother. Anne had two son's Trot Lee Gibson, Jr. and Avery Wayne Gibson, both of Dayton, Texas with Troy Lee Gibson, Sr. 

Anne married Clarence Connie Edmonds and to this happy union Anne had two children, Jessica Renee Edmonds and William Lee Edmonds.

Anne also enjoyed being outdoors and taking in God's beauty on earth and loved spending time with her precious family and friends.

Anne is preceded in death by her loving parents Patricia (Pat) Anne Barnhill and Jerry Devon Barnhill.

Anne is survived by her husband: Clarence Connie Edmonds, of Liberty, Texas; daughter: Jessica Renee Edmonds, of Liberty, Texas; sons: Troy Lee Gibson, Jr., and  Avery Wayne Gibson, both of Dayton, Texas; and William Lee Edmonds, of Liberty, Texas; grandchildren: Kira and Kyrah Gibson, of Hardin, Texas; nieces: Breanna Renee Burgess and Virginia Anne Burgess, of Liberty, Texas; nephews: Burton Lee Pilgreen and Bradley Dennis Burgess, of Liberty, Texas; sister; Melonie Renee Burgess and husband George Dennis Burgess, of Liberty, Texas; brothers: Robert Mershon, of Beaumont, Texas and Frank Mershon, of Liberty, Texas; father-in-law: Clarence Edmonds, Sr., godfather: Aaron Gwin and wife Patricia Anne Gwin, of Liberty, Texas;
God brothers: Henry (Bubba) Grwin and wife Debbie Gwin, of Baytown. Texas, Dwayne Gwin and wife Brandy Gwin, Baytown, Texas; God sister; Angela Nichols and husband Chris Nichols, Dayton, Texas and special family member Daniel Clayton, of Liberty, Texas.

A loving and special thanks to Anne's nephew Burton Lee Pilgreen for all the tireless hours he spent taking care of his Aunt Anne.

A visitation with the family will be on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., in Dayton Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 11, 2014 in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Palms Memorial Park.

Waldrop

Kristina Kelly Waldrop passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 4, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer; she was 50 years old.  Kristina was born November 10, 1963 to Cal and Diane Kelly in Longview, Texas.  As the daughter of a Methodist minister, she lived in many East Texas towns during her childhood including Union Ridge, Pine Hill, Diana, Teneha, East Houston, Orange, China, and Daisetta.  She was a 1982 graduate of Hull-Daisetta High School and attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas, where she was a member of the Lon Morris Chapel Choir.  Kristina married Timothy Kyle Waldrop of Tyler, Texas on March 7, 1987.   

Kristina was an avid traveler and hostess, and served as a role model of courage and adventure for the numerous friends she made over the years. Her hospitality, southern charm, and exuberance for living will be greatly missed by all. 

Kristina is preceded in death by her father Reverend Cal Kelly, grandparents E.C. and Hazel Irene (Lovie) Daigle and Edgar and Louise Kelly, all of Beaumont, uncle Ed Kelly of Ruston, Louisiana, and cousin Mike Kelly of Austin, Texas.  Kristina is survived by her husband Tim of Tomball, daughters Lauren Elaine Waldrop of El Paso and Lizabeth Anne Waldrop of Tomball, mother Diane Daigle Kelly of Cedar Park, sister Elaine Kelly-Diaz of Leander, niece Hayli Grace Salinas, also of Leander, uncles Allen Daigle and James Kelly, cousins Ron Kelly, Kathy Kelly, and Michelle Bartholomew, and a host of very special friends. 

Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm Monday, April 14, 2014, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas.  Interment will be 11:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont, Texas.  A gathering of family and friends will be from 4:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Cook Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home in Austin, Texas.

Memorials may be made in Kristina’s name to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, or the American Diabetes Association.  

“It is nothing to die.  It is frightful not to live” – Victor Hugo

Arrangements are under the direction of Brookside Champions Funeral Home in Houston, Texas:  www.brooksid echampions.com

Henley

Evelyn Marie Carlton Henley age 85 of Devers diedSunday April 6, 2014 in Dayton with her beloved family by her side.

She was born in Lufkin, March 19, 1929 the daughter of the late Chester Lee Carlton and Minnie Lee Pyle Rhodes. Evelyn was a homemaker and worked at times as a seamstress, her talent awarded her the opportunity for her curtains to be hung in the Governor’s Mansion in Louisiana. 

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Clinton Lafayette Henley Jr. Her sixty-eighth wedding anniversary would have been April 5, 2014, she and her husband never missed an anniversary in all their years together. It is now that they shared this one reunited again.  Clint and Evelyn entertained friends and family every chance they had, Evelyn always had a meal prepared for all of Clint’s guests. Together they also participated in the Wallisville Bluegrass Association.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Pamala Brashear and husband Tom of Dayton, grandchildren; Tammi L. Konvicka, Kyle Reynerson, Kristi R. Castro, and Kandi R. Haring, eight great-grandchildren, sister; Jackie Hiller, brothers; Don Rhodes and David Rhodes. In addition she leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, TX  77575. Condolences can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Vanslyke

Felix Vanslyke, 62, of Crosby, died on Friday April 4, 2014 at his residence.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 1:00P.M. at Evergreen cemetery in Crosby, with Reverend Tommy Jackson officiating. Felix was born April 24, 1951 to Everett Milton Vanslyke Jr. and Beatrice Irene Guidry in Port Arthur. He was a faithful member of The First Apostolic Church of Highlands, and had lived in Crosby many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Everett and Beatrice Vanslyke and one brother; Glenn Vanslyke. Felix is survived by his son; Felix Vanslyke Jr. of Montana, daughter; Amanda Vanslyke of Arizona, brother; Curtis Vanslyke of Kirbyville, sister; Carolyn Vanslyke of Spurger, and three grandchildren.

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

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Pearson

Charles Allen Pearson, age 62, of Pasadena died at his residence on April 5, 2014.

Charles was born October 2, 1951, son of Charles Arthur and Edna Davis Pearson.  He attended and graduated from South Houston High School.  He worked as a security Officer for Total Petrochemical.  He was a loving son, brother and uncle.

Charles was preceded in death by his father; Charles Arthur Pearson, grandparents; Comer and Vera Ellis, James and Floye Davis, uncles; Ralph Pearson and Comer Ellis.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, mother; Edna Pearson of Hardin, brothers; James Pearson and wife Christine of Hardin, Gordon Pearson of Hardin, Thomas Pearson and girlfriend Debbie Searcy of Baytown, sister; Judy Pearson of Hardin and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolence can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Abshier

Roger Dale Abshier, Jr., 35, of Anahuac, Texas, died Friday, April 4, 2014. He was a loving father, brother and friend.

Roger lived life with amazing enthusiasm, never taking one minute for granted. He was loved by all who knew him and never failed to put a smile on everyone’s face. Roger loved the outdoors and was most at home when he was hunting alligators or spending time with his two daughters, who were his heart and soul.

Roger was born July 6, 1978, in Beaumont, Texas. He is preceded in death by his mother Pamela Joyce Abshier and father, Roger Dale Abshier, Sr. He is survived by his daughters, Morghan Brooke Abshier and Peighton Tayler Abshier; brothers, Willy Webber and Randy Alexander; sisters, Stacie Abshier and Christina Abshier and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Porter, Jason Henicke, Cullen Henicke, Chris Majors, Johnny Meyer, and Lonnie Moon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kaden Meyer, Brooks Henicke, Heath Abshier, Gene Morgan, John Fox, Willy Webber, Randy Alexander, Wick Webber, Keller Brandon, Mason Henicke, Tommy English, Blu Baillio, Eugene Langford and Michael Cooley.

His family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at Sterling Funeral Home, Anahuac, Texas.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hankamer Community Fellowship Church, Hankamer, Texas. Interment will be at the Abshier Cemetery, Hankamer, Texas.

In lieu of plants or flowers, an account has been set up for Roger’s daughters at Anahuac National Bank (409-267-3106).

Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, Texas.

Jameson

Corinne M. Beckman Jameson, 66, of Crosby, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Crosby.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Corinne was born august 8, 1947 in Spokane, WA, to parents; Harold Kendall and Shirley Dial, and was a former resident of Santa Fe, NM and Parker, CO. She was a graduate of the Las Cruces High School class of 1965, received her Masters Degree in Public Administration from New Mexico State, and was a retired HR Director with the State of New Mexico. She also enjoyed gardening, collecting, antiquing, painting, and music.

Mrs. Jameson was preceded in death by her parents, brother: John Richardson, and grandsons: Kendall Jameson and Evan Martinez. She is survived by her daughters: Lara Phillips and husband Steve of Crosby and Charissa Jameson and fiancé Chris Nieto of Colorado, son: Jeremy Jameson and wife Mandy of Colorado, sisters: Beth Anderson, Margaret Chambers, Anne Ikaard, Becky Westby, Beverly Mahaffey, Claudia Waltos, Katherine Hastings, and Kacia Kendall, brothers: David Beckman and Steve Richardson, stepfather: Albert Richardson, grandchildren: Kyle Martinez, Savannah Jameson, and Calel Nieto, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Snyder

Doris Mae Simmons Snyder, age 80 of Liberty, died April 5, 2014 in Houston, TX. 

Doris was born May 24, 1933 in Liberty, TX, daughter of the late R.S. “Frenchy” Boudreaux and Cynthia Cress Boudreaux.  She graduated from Liberty High School and then earned her degree in nursing school becoming a licensed RN.  She was a housewife most of her life.  Doris was the Director of the Senior Citizen Organization for seven years and was also the secretary at the Immaculate Conception Church, serving under Father August Pucar for seven years.  She was a dedicated member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Liberty as well as a member of the church choir and the Ladies Altar Society.  Doris loved to garden, dance, flowers and watching birds in her backyard.  She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, first husband; Alton Simmons, step-sons; Michael, Brian and Mark Snyder.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, husband; Charles “Chuck” Snyder of Liberty, sons; Kenny Simmons and wife Teresa of Liberty, Tommy Simmons and wife Gwen of Lubbock, TX, daughter; Donna Joiner and husband Harvey of Liberty, step-son; Scott Snyder and wife Laura of Stephenville, TX, step-daughter; Sally Caffee and husband Jim of Georgia, sister; Addie Lou Wright and husband Richard of Terrell, TX, eighteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren, father-in-law; Charles Snyder Sr.

Services for Doris Mae Simmons Snyder will be Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2pm at Immaculate Conception Church, 411 Milam, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday, April 6, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with rosary to start at 7pm.  Condolences can be sent online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Harrington

Albert Mitchell Harrington Jr, age 87, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Liberty Health Care Center in Liberty, TX. 

Albert was born October 18, 1926 in Midlothain, TX, son of the late Albert Harrington Sr and Lee Nora Johnson Harrington.  Albert Jr attended Eustace High School and worked for Cameron Iron Works for ten before retiring.  He served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946.  He was also an ordained minister.  Albert Jr loved to hunt, fish and especially loved to garden.  He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Albert Jr was preceded in death by his parents, wife; Jessie Faye Harrington, daughter; Alberta Hunt, son; Kenneth Harrington, two brothers and one sister.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, son; Gary Harrington and wife Debbie of Baytown, six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Albert Mitchell Harrington Jr will be Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2pm at Waco Memorial Park, 6623 South I-H 35 in Waco, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Vanya

Raymond Leroy Vanya, Sr., 78, of Batson, died Thursday April 3, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.

He was a member and past Deacon of First Baptist Church of Batson. He liked to fish and hunt. He enjoyed watching sports, especially baseball and golf. Farming was his passion.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Gracie Vanya; brother, Terrell Vanya; sisters, Nelda Riley and Carol Price.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 59 years, Sue Vanya of Batson; children, Raymond Vanya, Jr. and wife Debra of Votaw, Patrick Vanya and wife Helen of Hardin, Gary Vanya and wife Lisa of Ennis, Kelly Miller and husband Dale of Batson, Angela Eckert and husband Tom of Batson; grandchildren, Justan, Jessica, Manda, Jonathan, Jeremy, Philip, Jara, Christopher, Benjamin, Alyson, Houston, Jase, Jaxon and Garison; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Freda LaNormand and Terry McCumber of Hardin.

His family will receive friends at First Baptist Church of Batson Saturday April 5, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Sunday April 6, 2014 at Guedry Cemtery in Batson, officiated by Reverend Bill Campbell and Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth.

Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jonathan, Jeremy, Philip, Christopher, Benjamin, Houston, Jase, Jaxon and Garison.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Smikal

Erlene B. McCarter Smikal, 69, of Eastgate, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Eastgate Catholic Cemetery in Eastgate. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Erlene was born November 3, 1944 in Booneville, MS, to parents; Ben and Oria Stevens McCarter, a former resident of Jacinto City, and has resided in the Dayton/Eastgate area for the past 39 years. She was a former caregiver and enjoyed fishing, dancing, and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Smikal was preceded in death by her parents, sister: Geneva Gipson, and brothers: R.C., Buck, Randal, Gerald, and Charles McCarter. She is survived by her husband of 39 years: Jerry Smikal of Eastgate, daughter: Amy Pope and husband Prentiss of Dayton, son: Terry Graham and wife Debbie of Eastgate, sisters: Ann Webb of Kenefick and Louise Lowery of Dayton, grandchildren: Debbie Grace, Candice Pope, Brandi Pope, Jeremy Favors and wife Cecelia, Jessie Favors and wife Deanna, Michelle Sutton and husband Donald, and Chelse Christenberry, great-grandchildren: Brayden and Laynie Favors, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Rose

Mildred T. Rose, 90, of Dayton, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her residence

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with graveside services at 1:00 p.m., at the Grandview Memorial Park Cemetery in Pasadena. 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.

Mildred was born October 7, 1923 in Crockett, to parents; James e. and Ruthie Allen Parker, a former resident of Pasadena, and has resided in Dayton for the past 34 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing dominoes, fishing, gardening, babysitting, and watching the Price Is Right.

Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, father of her children: Walter C. Melching, husband: Clarence E. Rose, and sister: Lucille Tullos. She is survived by her daughter: Carolyn Foster and husband Frank of Dayton, sons: William H. “Bill” Melching and wife Patsy of Crosby and DeWayne “Wayne” Melching of Houston, sisters: Berta Robertson of Spring and Anna Bell Helm of Conroe, brother: J. E. Parker of Gilmer, grandchildren: Lisa Harryman and husband Gary, Billy Melching and wife Donna, Jeff Melching, and Steve Melching, great-granddaughter: Lindsey Harryman, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Watson

George Watson, 81, of Wallisville, Texas, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his residence. 

He was born November 2, 1932 in Anahuac, Texas to William and Hazel Watson.  He served in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne.   George enjoyed raising his cattle, working in his garden, playing Dominos and most of all he enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

George was preceded in death by his parents William and Hazel Watson, three brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Geneva Watson; daughters: Alice Klaus and husband Johnnie and Annette Hatcher and husband Chad; brother: Robert Watson and wife Etta; grandchildren: Chad Klaus and wife Cristin, George Broussard and wife Lisa, Crystal Arthur and husband Steele and John Klaus and wife Sherry; great grandchildren: Dylan Broussard, Mariah Klaus, C.J. Klaus, Jr., Nathaniel Klaus, Trigg Arthur, Nadalie Klaus and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Watson enjoyed telling stories and jokes to everybody and making people smile, “so we just wondered what type of story and joke he told when he reached heaven.”
A visitation with the family will be on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Sterling Funeral Home, in Anahuac, Texas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00AM on Friday, April 4, 2014 in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home Anahuac, Texas, with Brother Robert Pitts officiating.

Pallbearers for Mr. Watson will be Steele Arthur, John Klaus, George Broussard, Dylan Broussard, Chad Hatcher and Tim Nash.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Nathaniel Klaus and Trigg Arthur
Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, Texas.

Nugent

J. Lee Nugent 66, of Raywood, Texas, died on Saturday March 29, 2014 In Liberty, Texas.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Wednesday April 2, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, cremation is to follow.

J. Lee was born March 23, 1948 in Liberty, to parents Jerry Lee Nugent and Juanita C. Gray. He had lived in Liberty, most of his life. He was self employed, and was also a superintendent in the construction industry. and also a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors are his wife; Gloria Nugent of Raywood, mother; Juanita Nugent of Thicket, daughter; Sherry Flores of Baytown, Brothers; Thomas Nugent and wife Trish of Belville, Wayne Nugent and wife Barbara of Raywood, Albert Nugent and wife Carrie of Kountze, Jason Nugent and wife Teresa of Hull. Sisters; Edna McWilliams and husband Benny of Jasper, Charlotte Babb of Thicket, Linda Lamey of Raywood, and Tina Austin and husband Dickie of Thicket. Grandchildren; twelve and great grandchildren; five.

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

To view online obituary and share a condolence for the family visit us at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/

Hinkle

Joyce Craven Hinkle, 81, of Mont Belvieu, TX was born July 6, 1932, in Cullman County, AL and died Friday, March 28, 2014, at home.

She retired from Dixon Engineering and was a member of Old River Baptist Church. She took pride in being a "high tech" grandma, doing things such as paying bills online and sending out e-mails for the church. She was a Houston Oilers fan and enjoyed watching General Hospital and Wheel of Fortune.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Georgie Craven; brother and sister, Marshall Craven and Lillie Mae Williams; and daughter, Rita Jo Hinkle. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Milton Hinkle of Mont Belvieu; daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Tommy Huffman of Dayton; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and De Hinkle of Richmond; grandchildren, Travis Huffman, Tracie Mazzu and husband, Sammy, Jennifer Hinkle, and Katelyn Hinkle; and great grandchildren, Tyler Huffman and Georgia Mae Mazzu.

Her family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Friday, April 4 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Navarre Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Biddy officiating.

In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made the Old River Baptist Church Building Fund, 12948 FM1409, Dayton, TX 77535. To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111

Linscomb

Cecelia Ann Linscomb, 59 of Sour Lake, TX died on Friday March 28, 2014 at Christus Hospital of Beaumont.

Cecelia was born January 20, 1955 in Silsbee, Texas to her parents J.L. Linscomb and Edna Cotten. She had lived in Sour Lake most of her life and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her father; J.L. Linscomb.

Cecelia is Survived by her mother; Edna Briggs of Sour Lake, son; W.L. Holmes of Saratoga, daughter; Hollie Somerville of Hudson Oaks, Texas, brothers; John Lee Linscomb II of Sour Lake and Kenneth Linscomb of Warren, sisters; Joyce Abernathy of Vidor and Michelle Erickson of McKinney, half sisters; Frances Linscomb of Colman, and Peggy Butzke of Magnolia, four grandchildren; Colton Fountain, Jonah, and Amelia Somerville and Will Holmes. A graveside service for Cecelia will be 10:00A.M. Wednesday April 2, 2014 at Guedry Cemetery with Reverend Bruce Crosby officiating. The family will be having a gathering of friends and family on Tuesday April 1, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 7:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

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

To view online obituary and share a condolence visit us at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/

Presley

Robert Bruce Presley, 70, of Kountze, died on Friday March 28, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Robert was Born October 23, 1943 in Kountze, to William Brack Presley and Bonnie Davis and was a lifelong residence of Kountze. He was a faithful member of The Little Rock Assembly of God Church of Kountze, since he was twenty four years of age. Robert was also a retired oilfield worker from Zavaltex of Beaumont.

He was preceded in death by his parents; William Brack Presley, and Bonnie Davis Presley, brothers; William Brack Presley Jr. and Virgil Presley. Sisters; Bonnie " Pat " Sontage, and Alberta Gilliam. Survivors are his loving family wife; Ora Dell Brown Presley of Kountze, sons; Robert Presley of Kountze, Billy Presley of Kountze, Billy Presley and wife Judy of Buna, Raymond Presley and wife Becky of Port Neches, Brian Presley and wife Stephanie of Jasper, Brother; Johnny Presley of Beaumont, Sisters; Ila Griffin and Roberta Griffin both of Kountze, Grandchildren are Brandi, Brack, Mason, Brianna, Billy Jr, and Clayton. One great grandchild; Brandon.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at Little Rock Assembly of God Church located on Highway 326 in Kountze, with Reverend Mike Brown and Reverend Ernest Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine Ridge cemetery in Sour Lake. The family will be receiving friends on Monday March 31, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Little Rock Assembly of God Church. Serving as pallbearers are Robert Presley, Billy Presley, Raymond Presley, Brian Presley, Brack Presley, Mason Presley, Billy Presley Jr, Clayton Presley, and Doug Hanratty.

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

To share a condolence for the family visit us at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/

Wilson

Virginia Alberta “Ginger” Wilson, 49, of Saratoga died Thursday March 27, 2014 at her home with her loved ones by her side.

She had resided in Saratoga most of her life.

She is preceded in death by her son, Albert Lee Musselwhite; parents, Herman and Alberta Presley Fillingim; sister, Barbara Nell Fillingim.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Wilson of Saratoga; son, Joshua Fillingim of Broaddus, TX; brothers, Kenneth Fillingim of Kountze, Johnny Lee Fillingim of Kountze and Douglas Fillingim of Kountze; step-sisters, Claudine Gilliam of Silsbee and Betty Gilliam of Saratoga; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Her family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday March 29, 2014 at Faith & Family Funeral Services. A service of remembrance will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 30, 2014 at Faith & Family Funeral Services. Interment will follow at Big Sandy Cemetery in Big Sandy, TX, officiated by Reverend Woody Sonnier.

Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Lilley, Gerald Burns, Dennis Lilley, Cody Burns, Jerry Bramled, Jerry Bramled, Jr., Wyley Ener and Paul Fillingim. The honorary pallbearer is Earl Burns.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

McCreight

George Shane McCreight, 75, of Hull, passed away Friday March 21, 2014. He loved to fish and he never met a stranger. He enjoyed watching football, especially the Hull-Daisetta Bobcats. He enjoyed his oilfield buddies and old friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Myrtle McCreight; sisters, Joyce Deckert and Barbara Jordan; brothers, A. W. McCreight, Jesse McCreight, Charles Wayne McCreight and Thomas McCreight.

He is survived by his children, Robyn Rackel and husband Michael of Rye, Rusty McCreight and wife Dana of Moss Hill, Andy McCreight, Sr. and wife Connie of Galveston; brother-in-law, Joe Deckert of Hull; sister-in-law, Mary McCreight of Hull; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and one great great grandson; numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
A memorial service is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Monday March 31, 2014 at Faith and Family Funeral Services of Batson.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Kyle

Andrew James Kyle IV was a proud citizen of Liberty, Texas for over half a century. 

He was a United States veteran, serving during World War II as a crew chief of a C-47 assigned to the 50th Squadron. He was a graduate of Ohio State University where he received a degree in journalism and pursued his passion as an illustrator and cartoonist.  After his service, he settled in Liberty, Texas where he worked for the Liberty Vindicator and began building greenhouses and growing chrysanthemums.  His research and dedication to growing the largest and best mums proved successful as he cultivated two of his own varieties, known as “Kyle Gold” and “Kyle White”.  Andy Kyle, as many knew him, also collected arrowheads over the course of many decades.  His private collection of arrowheads is countless.  Kyle donated an impressive collection, as well, to the Sam Houston Regional Library where they are currently housed and displayed.

Andrew James Kyle IV was born on February 7, 1915 in Concord, New Hampshire.  He was married to Mildred Kemper Hicks on December 30, 1943.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Kemper.

Mr. Kyle passed away on March 26, 2014 while being taken care of at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Bossier City, Louisiana.  There, he received wonderful care from the entire staff and his family is truly grateful for their respect for the Veterans who have served our Country.  His family would like to especially thank Dr. Fleniken and his personal nurses for the exceptional care he received.

Andrew James Kyle IV is survived by his daughter Libby Orenbaun and husband Sutton Sr., daughter Andrea Smart and husband Buddy, granddaughter Robin Land and husband Chuck, granddaughter Mandy Simeon and husband Jason, grandson Sutton Orenbaun Jr. and wife Liz, great-granddaughter Kylee Land and great-grandsons Palmer and Porter Simeon.

Mr. Kyle traveled extensively through his service and experienced many amazing events throughout his lifetime.  He believed in the importance of history and heritage, hard work, dedication and pride of Country.  They do not make men as true and hardworking as this anymore.  His contributions to his Country, community and family have been steadfast for almost an entire century.

Services for Andrew James Kyle IV will be Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2pm at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty, TX.  Services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Johnson

Billie Alice Johnson 76 of Raywood, Texas died on Wednesday March 26, 2014 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday March 29, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend V.R. Hylton and brother Andy Glenn officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn cemetery in Liberty. The family will be receiving friends on Friday March 28, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family. Billie was born January 29, 1939 in Liberty, to Charlie Van Welch and Ruby Marie Davis and had lived in Raywood, most of her life and was an homemaker and a member of the Day Spring Church of Liberty, and was also a member of The Girls Rodeo Association. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Monroe Eugene Johnson. She is survived by her sons; Michael Johnson and wife Mollie of Kountze, Brian Johnson and wife Sandy of Winnie. Cousins; Jimmy Davis and Ronnie Davis both of Raywood, her caregiver who for eight years who took really good care of her Paula Watts of Devers. Grandchildren; are Amanda Wright, Colt Johnson, Chris Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Shelby Johnson. Great grandchildren; are Abby Wright, Katie Wright, Hayden Wright. Serving as pallbearers are Chris Johnson, Colt Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Chuck Land, Greg Denton, and Steve Vinning. Honorary pallbearers are Harvey Williamson, Louis Watts, Jason Seminole, and Jim Shane.

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

To view online obituary visit us at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/

Green-Crocker

Frances E. Green-Crocker, 71, of Dayton, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Greenville Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. 

Frances was born June 11, 1942 in Cleveland, to parents; William F. and Nola E. Bartlett Gilley, and has been lifelong resident of the Dayton area.  She was a graduate of the Tarkington Prairie High School, member of Simmons Bottom Assembly of God Church, and taught children’s church.  She also enjoyed sewing, singing, playing the piano, church activities, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Crocker was preceded in death by her parents, father of her children:  Gilbert Green, husband:  George Crocker, and brother:  W. Cleon Gilley.  She is survived by her sons:  James Green and wife Daisy of Dayton and John W. Green and wife Jeanine of The Woodlands, brother:  Wendell D. Gilley and wife Debbie of Huntsville, grandchildren:  Jamie Green, Sakarah Perdew, John Patrick Green, Rachael Green, Katy Green, Gilbert Green, Johnathan Green, Joshua Green, Jayden Green, and Jordan Green, 12 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Simmons Bottom Assembly of God Church.

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Cox

Mamie Evelyn Cox, age 90 of Dayton, died March 22, 2014, at her residence with her loving family by her side.

Mamie was born June 8, 1923 in Popular Creek, MS, daughter of the late Udell and Chloeannie Brown Maharrey.  Mamie attended Dayton High School and was a housewife most of her life.  She was a jack of all trades, having expert knowledge in plumbing and electrical.  She was very proud of raising over 120 head of cattle by herself.  She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She will be missed by all.

Mamie was preceded in death by her parents, husband; John “ Beau” Bradburn Cox, son; Douglas Cox, and brother; E.L. Tucker.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory his daughter; JoAnn Shipman of Dayton, TX, grandsons; Rob Flurry of Beaumont, TX, Tobyn Cox of Dayton, TX, granddaughter; Toya Cox, great-grandchildren; Terry Flurry, J.C. Martin, Jessy Martin, Kayleigh Jenkins and Aaron Jenkins

Services for Mamie Evelyn Cox will be Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10am at First Baptist Church, 202 East Houston Street, Dayton, TX.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Sterling Funeral Home, 602 North Main, Dayton.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Davidson

Mary E. Terry Davidson, 86, of Dayton, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014, 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., Sunday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral in Dayton.

Mary was born February 5, 1928 in Oakland, CA, to parents; Edward and Mable Hilgar Terry, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton since 1973. She was a graduate of Oakland High School, member of the Old River Assembly of God Church, and taught Sunday school and children’s church. She also enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Davidson was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Walter, Ted, Roger, Frank, and Bob Terry, sister: Nelly Lyles, and grandson: Ray Pepper. She is survived by her husband of 63 years: William “Bill” Davidson of Dayton, daughters: Donna Fabre and husband Danny of Dayton, Becky Bird and husband Eddie of Dayton, Sue Sartin and husband Andy of Dayton, and Miriam Pepper and husband Donald of Dayton, son: Douglas Davidson of Temple, sister: Barbara Swords of California, brother: Jim Terry of California, grandchildren: Becki Green and husband Kenny, Scott Bird and wife Nicole, Jeremy Mason, Tanya Sowell and husband Kevin, Melissa Trevizo and husband Juan, Stephen Sartin, and Jennifer Shuman and husband Tyler, seven great-grandchildren, sisters of the heart: Geretta Fowler and Dorothy Keener, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Johnson

Burl Eldridge Johnson, age 85 of Liberty, died March 20, 2014 in Liberty, TX with his loving family by his side. 

Burl was born January 29, 1929 in Lufkin, TX son of the late Otis and Cordie Weaver Johnson.  He attended Hardin High School and worked for Texas Workover for fifty years as a welder, roughneck and mechanic.  Burl enjoyed woodworking, playing with his remote control cars, fishing but mostly loved dancing with the love of his life, Delores.  He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Burl was preceded in death by his parents, son; Kenneth Burl Johnson, daughter; Terry Lin Johnson and a brother; C.D. Johnson.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of sixty-six years; Delores Rose Johnson of Liberty, daughter; Barbara Nugent and husband Frank of Hardin, TX, grandchildren; Stacie Nugent, Tracie Litton, Kim Johnson, and Bubba Shanks, great-grandchildren; Kody, Destiney, Roy, and Paige, nephew; Darrell Johnson and wife Penny of Moss Hill, and a niece; Belinda Johnson of Hardin.

Services for Burl Eldridge Johnson will be Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Moss Hill Community Cemetery in Moss Hill.  Visitation will be Monday, March 24, 2014 at Allison Funeral Service Chapel from 5pm to 8pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Rhoden

Mary Louise Brown Rhoden, 80, of Batson, passed away Friday March 21, 2014. She was born on August 15, 1933 in Groesbeck, Texas, to parents, Syble Myers Brown and Thomas Green Brown.

She is preceded in death by her husband William "PeeWee" Rhoden; great grandson, Christopher Zolan; mother, Syble Brown; father, Thomas Brown; beloved mother-in-law, Syble Sanders Rhoden; sisters, Ima Brown, Irene Foreman, Beulah Foreman Leatherman, and Iva Lea Shelton Layne; brothers, Vernon Brown, Herman Brown, Howard Brown, Jack Brown, Raymond Brown, Wilbur Foreman and Alton Foreman.

Mary is survived by daughters, Carolyn Lawson, Darla Gautreaux and husband Bill; sons, Kirby Rhoden and wife Cindy, Alton Rhoden and Stephanie; her grandchildren, Stephen and Amber Lawson, Brian and Dawn Lawson, Lee Ann Rhoden and Megan Post, Natasha Coe, Crystal and Joel Butler, Erika and Kenneth Thompson, Bill and Amber Gautreaux II, Brandy Parker and Jeff Parker; great-grandchildren, Shannon, Mason, Sydney, Miles, Ella, Ryland, Trey, Kylee, Kaylee, Mariah, Harold, Zachary, Tyler, Ashlynn, Sheila, Evan, Jackson, and Jameson; great-great grandchildren, Maddison and Mallarie.

Her family will receive friends at Faith and Family Funeral Services Saturday March 22, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A service of remembrance is scheduled for Sunday March 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Batson Prairie Baptist Church, officiated by Bill Gautreaux II. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kirby Rhoden, Alton Rhoden, Stephen Lawson, Brian Lawson, Bill Gautreaux and Bill Gautreaux II.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Lee

Eva Joyce Lee, 83, of Liberty, died Wednesday March 19, 2014.

She loved to crotchet. She was an area realtor for many years. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her husband Horace “Buddy” Lee; parents William and Willie B. West; brothers, Billy Joe West, Bud West, James West and sister, Theda Taylor.
She is survived by her children Angela Smalley and husband Jack of Liberty, John David Lee of Liberty, Scott Lee and wife Rhonda of Houston; grandchildren, Amanda Smalley and husband Alvin Linn of Houston, Brandon Lee of Baytown, Eric Lee of Baytown, Michelle Lee of Baytown, James Lee of Houston and Melanie Lee of Beaumont; great grandchildren, Gavin Linn of Houston, Kylie Linn of Houston, Evin Lee of Baytown; sister, Barbara West of Hull; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday March 22, 2014 at Faith and Family Funeral Services, officiated by Reverend Darrell Brown.

Her grandchildren and great grandchildren are named as honorary pallbearers.
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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Brown

Allen “Dale” Brown, 62, of Coldspring, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Conroe Regional Hospital in Conroe.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Gustine with burial following thereafter. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Coldspring. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Dale was born January 3, 1952 in Hamilton, to parents; Vollie A. Brown and Mayme Montgomery, a former resident of Baytown, and has resided in Coldspring for the past 12 years. He was a graduate of the Early High School class of 1970, received an Associate Degree from Lee College, an electrician by trade, and a youth sports umpire in the Coldspring area. He also enjoyed fishing, football, and baseball.

Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his father: Vollie A. Brown and brother: Johnny Brown. He is survived by his wife: Billie Carriager Brown of Coldspring, daughters: Sarah Brown of Baytown, Alicia Brown of Granbury, and Taylor Kelley of Coldspring, sons: Danny Joe Brown and wife Lori of Baytown, Jan Alexander of Cisco, and Christopher Brown of Granbury, mother: Mayme Montgomery Holloway of Coldspring, sister: Jean Clark of Coldspring, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Schlaht

John Henry Schlaht, 81, of Dayton died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

He was born March 12, 1933 in Needville, Texas to parents Fred and Alice McGehee Schlaht. John attended Rosenberg High School. Mr. Schlaht had been a lifelong resident of Dayton and worked for Mobil Oil in Dayton and Saratoga before retiring. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Dayton Masonic Lodge #825 and a former member of the Lions Club. He enjoyed fishing, camping, working in his yard and garden but most of all he loved being with his family.

Services for Mr. Schlaht will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Davis and Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at the funeral home.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brother and sister-in-law: Freddie and Amy Schlaht. He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Roxie “Marie” George Schlaht of Dayton; daughters: Judy Schlaht Dorsett and husband John of Athens, Patty Schlaht Pollock and husband Brady of Dayton, and Tina Schlaht Fleming and husband Billy of Liberty; grandchildren: Kerry Pollock Hare and husband David, Brad Pollock and wife Rachael, John Thomas Corbitt; great-grandchildren: Jackson Hare, Andrew Hare, Brady Pollock, Mackston Pollock, and Brynne Pollock; also his loyal dog, Fritz. You will live in our hearts until we meet again in heaven.

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Phil. 3:20-21

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Harris

Baby Girl Makayla Harris, of Houston, Texas departed this life on March 13, 2014, at Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, March 21, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Wells Funeral Service Chapel at 300 Alabama Street in Liberty, Texas.

Graveside service will be Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Acie Cemetery in Dayton, 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

Fountain

Daisy Mae Fountain, 87, of Hull-Daisetta, Texas,died March 13, 2014, at Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, March 21, 2014, from 1:00 PM. to 6:00 PM. at Wells Funeral Service Chapel at 300 Alabama in Liberty, Texas.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 11:00 AM at St. Miles Baptist Church 120 E. Main in Ames, Texas, with Rev. Ervin C. Victoria officiating. She will lie in state from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Interment will follow at Wells Memorial Cemetery in Liberty, Texas.

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

Schlaht

John Henry Schlaht, 81, of Dayton died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

He was born March 12, 1933 in Needville, Texas to parents Fred and Alice McGehee Schlaht. John attended Rosenberg High School. 

Mr. Schlaht had been a lifelong resident of Dayton and worked for Mobil Oil in Dayton and Saratoga before retiring.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Dayton Masonic Lodge #825 and a former member of the Lions Club.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, working in his yard and garden but most of all he loved being with his family.

Services for Mr. Schlaht will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Davis and Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating. 

Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at the funeral home.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brother and sister-in-law:  Freddie and Amy Schlaht.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Roxie “Marie” George Schlaht of Dayton; daughters:  Judy Schlaht Dorsett and husband John of  Athens, Patty Schlaht Pollock and husband Brady of Dayton, and Tina Schlaht Fleming and husband Billy of  Liberty; grandchildren:  Kerry Pollock Hare and husband David, Brad Pollock and wife Rachael, John Thomas Corbitt; great-grandchildren:  Jackson Hare, Andrew Hare, Brady Pollock, Mackston Pollock, and Brynne Pollock; also his loyal dog:  Fritz, other relatives and friends.

You will live in our hearts until we meet again in heaven.

20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
                                                                                                      Phil. 3:20-21 (NIV)
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Pennington

Callie Faith Pennington infant daughter of Jakeb and Amber Pennington of Devers was still born March 18, 2014 in Houston.

Callie leaves her parents as well as her sister, Macy June Pennington, maternal grandparents Brett and Danelle Mullins, paternal grandparents Melina and Tommy Pennington and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. A private burial will be held for Callie. Allison Funeral Service 1101 N. Travis Liberty has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences can be left online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Law

Carolyn Jeanette Franssen Law, 72, of Thompsons, Texas and formerly of Dayton, Texas, died Friday, March 14, 2014.

She was born in Dayton, Texas on March 20, 1941 to Sewell and Wilma Franssen.  She graduated from Dayton High School in 1964.

Mrs. Law enjoyed her grandchildren, potting plants and most of all her animals.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dayton.

She was preceded in death by her parents Sewell and Wilma Franssen, sister Nina Lucille Sherman and brothers S.R. Franssen and Wayne Franssen.

Carolyn is survived by her husband of 45 years, James D. Law; daughter: Courtney Frayard and husband David; son: James F. Law; grandchildren: Alex Law, James Ronald Law, Coltin Dale Frayard, Megan Frayard and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas from 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM where funeral services will begin at 2:30 PM, with Rev. E.B. Beasley, Jr. officiating.

Interment will follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery Dayton, Texas.
Services are under  the direction of Sterling Funeral Home Dayton, Texas.

 

Dark

Wilbert Lee Dark, of Liberty, Texas , died on March 15, 2014, in Liberty, Texas.

WILBERT LEE DARK was the ninth of eleven children born to Miles and Grace Robinson Dark on March 15, 1940, in Liberty, Texas. He made his confession of Jesus Christ at an early age in the pentecostal denomination. At the age of 15, he was known to lead his father, who was blind, to church on Sunday mornings. Following the death of his mother in 1958, he began working to financially assist his father and the family.

In 1964, he married his high school sweetheart, Ruby Lee Randolph. This union would last 14 years producing their pride and joy, a daughter, Sheri Lynne. While only completing an eleventh grade education, he would later find his lifetime niche as a carpenter, working for Brown & Root where he would help to build much of downtown Houston area towards Sugarland. Although he would later retire due to health concerns, he continued to work intermittently, often assisting his lifelong friend, Nathaniel Gilbert.

Wilbert was an avid lover of gardening, westerns, the Dallas Cowboys, music (enjoying many Saturdays with Crown Prince), and game shows, especially his 6:30pm appointments with Wheel of Fortune. Always one to enjoy life and laughter, he was known to be a community comedian to all who knew him. Even in later years with health challenges, he served as an unofficial taxi, with jokes and smiles on a daily basis.

Later, he met and loved Jo Arnette Baldwin and the two remained a cohesive pair until his passing. In 1998, he reaffirmed his faith, uniting with the Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church where he remained a faithful member until his health declined.

Following an extended illness, he required hospitalization and subsequent care at Montebello Wellness Center, Houston, Texas. Despite his illness, he continued to bring laughter, affectionately known as the 'life of the party' even during physical therapy sessions. He departed this life at 12:15am, March 15, 2014, on his birthday receiving his prize gift called Glory.

Wilbert was preceded in death by parents, brothers - Larry Dark and Frank Dark, sisters - Mary Dark, Lizzie Dark, Esther B. Ward, Jessie Dark-Board, and Grace Brown.
Wilbert leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Rev. Sheri Dark, M.D., of Liberty, TX; longtime girlfriend, Jo Arnette Baldwin of Liberty, TX; three sisters, Rosie Codwell (James) of Vallejo, CA, Lois Randolph (Artis) of Fairfield, CA, and Jennie V. Hawkins, of San Francisco, CA; one special 'grandson', Shannon Baldwin of Humble TX; one precious god-daughter, Mrs. Arlene Simmons, of Devers, Texas, and two special nephews, Freddie Perry of Liberty, TX, and James 'Jimmy' Perry of Dayton, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Friday, March 21,2014 at Wells Funeral Service Chapel at 300 Alabama in Liberty, Texas.

Funeral services are Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church, 808 Washington St, Liberty, Texas. The body will lie in state from 09:00 A.M. until time of service with Rev. L.C. Speights officiating.

Interment will follow at Wells Memorial Cemetery in Liberty, Texas
Wells Funeral Services of 300 Alabama St. in Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with final arrangements.
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Herndon

Weston Lee Herndon, age 48 of Liberty, died at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont, TX on March 16, 2014.

Wes was born June 7, 1965 in Houston, TX son of the late Wallace Lee Herndon and Uarda Coe Herndon.  He graduated from Liberty High School in 1983.  Wes was an equipment operator for Schlumberger for twenty-five years.  He loved fishing, the beach, camping, playing football in his younger days and was a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan.  He was a loving son, husband, and father.

Wes was preceded in death by his father; Wallace Lee Herndon.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife; Rheta Herndon of Liberty, TX, mother; Uarda Herndon of Liberty, sons; Reese Herndon of Beaumont, TX, Ethan Herndon of Dayton, TX, daughters; Bailee Jo Caroll and husband Chase of Liberty, TX, Savannah Herndon of Dayton, TX, step-sons; Oliver Neal, Kodi Owen, sister; Holly Herndon Hargis and husband David.

Services for Weston Lee Herndon will be Thursday, March 20, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, 539 Main, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 12pm to 2pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Rodriguez

Abelardo Rodriguez, 76, Galena Park, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston.

Abelardo was born February 7, 1938 in China Nuevo Leon, Mexico to parents Miguel Rodriguez and Josefina Gonzalez He has been a resident of Galena Park and Dayton. He was a retired carpenter, catholic by faith, and enjoyed singing, dancing, and the outdoors.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 17, 2014, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Liberty, Texas with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Pallbearers will be Xavier Rodriguez, Gerardo Rodriguez, Felipe Garcia, Francisco Alvarez, Fernando Leal, Alejandro Gonzalez, Antonio Garza and Efrain Garza.

Mr. Rodriguez was preceded in death by his father: Miguel Rodriguez, mother: Josefina Gonzalez Rodriguez, brother: Abel Rodriguez, and grandson: Eduardo Garza. He is survived by his wife of 56 years: Socorro Salinas Rodriguez of Galena Park, children: Guadalupe Rodriguez of Dallas, Xavier Rodriguez of Dallas, Silvia Rodriguez of Houston, Josefina Rodriguez of Dallas, Gerardo Rodriguez of Houston, Yolanda Rodriguez of Houston, Sonia Rodriguez of Houston, and Araceli Rodriguez of Houston, sisters: Arbelia Rodriguez of Mission and Armandina Rodriguez, 26 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Rodriguez

Adolph Trigo Rodriguez, 69, of Houston and Smith Point was born April 12, 1944 and died in the loving arms of his wife Nancy, on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Joice Rodriguez, mother: Candelaria Rodriguez De Alonso; 3 sisters, 2 brother, 9 children, 18 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; mother-in-law: Lily McClure, father-in-law: Paul McClure, sisters-in-law: Debbie Kritikos and husband Nick and Shari Brady and husband Steve and 4 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Adolph C. Rodriguez, sister Carmen Rodriguez and his beloved Tia Eva Belanga. 

Adolph was in the transportation business for many years.  He enjoyed working, fishing, gambling, and traveling with his wife. The man that could make something out of nothing.  He touched many lives, and will remain in our hearts forever.   

A visitation with the family will be on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main, in Anahuac and Monday, March 17, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, in Anahuac, Texas.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, family request memorial be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Services are under the directions of Sterling Funeral Home, in Anahuac, Texas.

Joy

Wesley E. “Wes” Joy, 54, of Dayton, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Wes was born October 1, 1959, to parents; Randy R., Sr. and Katherine Daniels Joy, a former resident of Baytown, and has resided in Dayton for the past seven years.  He was a graduate of Lee High School class of 1977, a material handler for Arkema Chemical of Houston with 35 years of employment, and will be remembered as a caring and helpful person to all.  He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, wood working, and tinkering.

Mr. Joy was preceded in death by his father:  Randy R. Joy, Sr. and brother:  Randy R. Joy, Jr.  He is survived by his wife of seven years:  Karen Westphal Joy of Dayton, daughters:  Katherine L. Joy of Dayton and Jessica A. Powell of Baytown, mother:  Katherine Daniels Joy of Batson, sister:  Maura Joy of Baytown, granddaughter:  Kaylyn Lambert, nephew:  Trey Joy, special friend:  Eddie Foote who gave lifesaving aid prior to Wes’ hospitalization, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association at PO Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125.

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Huey

Nettie Ann Huey, age 82 of Liberty, went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2014 in Liberty, TX.

Nettie was born December 25, 1931 in Henderson, TX, daughter of the late Felix Huey and Lorene Cowen Huey.  Nettie attended Henderson High School and was a housewife all of her life.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She will be missed by all.

Nettie was preceded in death by her parents, great-grandchild; Alyssa Duff, and brother-in-law; H.E. Boothe.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; Monte Davis of Morgan City, LA, Jerry Davis of Liberty, TX, daughters; Katrina Antu and husband Roy of Somerville, TX, Penny Hohenstein and spouse Rick of Houston, sisters; Mona Fajkus and husband Frank of Hardin, Dottie Boothe of Moss Hill, brother; Sonny Huey of Moss Hill, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Services for Nettie Ann Huey will be Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 1pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Boothe Cemetery in Moss Hill.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 11am to 1pm at the funeral home.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Shavers

Jimmie Lewis Shavers, age 47 of Rye, TX, died March 11, 2014 in Marlin, TX.

Jimmie was born April 30, 1966 in Conroe, TX, son of the late Walter Shavers and Lucille Walker Shavers.  Jimmie worked for MDS as a truck driver.  He was a hard worker and loved his job.  Jimmie was always a big joker and story teller.  Jimmie enjoyed fishing, working on vehicles, going mudding but mostly loved his family and trucks.

Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife; Genny Shavers of Rye, TX, sons; Christopher Norris and wife Janis of Clinton, AR, Jimmie Lee Shavers and wife Katie of Choctaw, AR, daughters; Destiny Shavers, Dillian Shavers, Lucille Shavers, Samatha Parks, brother; Walter Shavers and wife Deborah of Rye, TX, step-brother; Dale Emmons of Trinity, TX, grandchildren; Jacqulynn, Jaelynn, James Lee and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2104 at Allison Funeral Home from 5pm to 8pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hoffart

Louise Hoffart, age 93 of Liberty, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Liberty with her loving family by her side. 

Louise was born May 7, 1920 in Nicholsville, AL, to parents Drury N. Singleton and Lillie Wilkerson Singleton. Louise’s mother died when she was only four, she was then raised by her sister Birddee and husband George W. Hill.

Louise lived in the Liberty area for the past fifteen years and was a homemaker.  She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the New Work Family Worship Center.  Louise loved to garden and was a fabulous cook and seamstress.  Louise was a good wife and mother and she loved her husband, church and family.  She will be missed by all.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Birddee and husband George W. Hill, who raised her, and son; Gilbert Lee Wiggins Jr. and three grandchildren.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, husband of thirty-five years; Sylvester Hoffart, daughters; Don Ella Chesteen and husband H.E., Judy Odom and husband Glenn, sons; Ricky Joe Hoffart and wife Barbara, Alan Hoffart, sisters; Nellie Lea Corneilus, Letha Williams, Sharon Lusk and husband Steve, Ellen R. Hodges, brothers; Drury Lee Singleton, Jimmy J. Singleton and wife Anna, Alford Singleton and wife Linda, ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.  Louise considered Barbara Hoffart as her own daughter and Rebecca Lenert, and David Hoffart as her own grandchildren.  She also considered Mary Strahan and Arthur “Bub” Strahan, not only a niece and nephew, but as a sister and brother.

Services for Louise Hoffart will be Monday, March 17, 2014 at 2pm at New Work Family Worship Center, 2512 Grand Street, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 12noon to 2pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com .

Jones

Cathy Lynn Traywick Jones 41 of Devers,Texas died on Wednesday March 12, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital of Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at First Baptist Church of Devers, with Reverend Rick Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at the Ricebelt cemetery in Devers. The family will be receiving friends on Friday March 14, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. also at First Baptist Church in Devers.

Cathy was born September 26, 1972 in Conroe, TX to her parents Lee Traywick and Jean Traywick both of Devers, TX. Cathy had lived in Devers, most of her life and was a Dispatch Supervisor with the Dayton, police department. She had also had worked for The Liberty County Sheriff Department for over eight years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Devers.

She was preceded in death by her brother; Vernon Traywick and her grandparents. Cathy is survived by her husband who loved her very much, Anthony Jones of Devers, her father; Lee Traywick of Devers, and mother; Jean Traywick of Devers, mother -in-law; Pam Donatto Walker of Ames. Daughters; Cortney Jones of Devers, Alisha Jones of Devers. Sisters; Donna Traywick of Devers, Donna Scott Smith of Devers and Heather Van Tassel Howard. Sister-in-laws; Patty Traywick of Devers, Staci Jones of Ames, Kasey Jones of Baytown. Sons; Tevin Mouton of Devers, Fabian Galvan of Devers. Nieces; Colleen, Chelsi, Shanna. Nephews; Kevin, Joseph, Seth, Luke, Joshua, and Adam. Cathy had numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of loving friends. She was also nanny to Raegan, Anthony Lee, Alizabeth, Sabrina, and Thomas.

Serving as pallbearers are Joseph Rayon, Seth Traywick, Luke Hughes, Kevin Patterson, Tevin Mouton, Fabian Galvan, Mike Jones, Kevin Theiss and Darrin Traywick. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Lemelle, Todd Rayon, Wade Rayon, Roland Rayon, John Scott, Chris Sanders, Chad Johnson, Clinton Ayers, Adam Percy, Joshua Percy, Klayton Carter, Kris Scott, Darrick Traywick, Kent Bautsch, Steve Bautsch, Robbie Traywick, Keith Lee, Wayne Traywick, "Uncle Bub" and members of the Devers Volunteer Fire Department and also her law enforcement family.

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.

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Torres

Blanca O. Espinosa Torres, 36, of Dayton, died Monday, March 10, 2014, in Dayton.

Prayer services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014, at the funeral home, with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m., and burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Blanca was born April 28, 1977 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to parents; Antonio Espinosa Ventura and Lucina Pineda Guerrero, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton for the past two years. She was a cook for Edgar’s Meat Market in Dayton, attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and enjoyed walking and cooking.

Mrs. Torres is survived by her husband of 18 years: Miguel Torres of Dayton, daughter: Mikeila Torres of Dayton, sons: Miguel Torres, Jr. of Dayton, Manuel Torres of Dayton, and Jose Torres of Dayton, father: Antonio Espinosa Ventura of Mexico, mother: Lucina Pineda Guerrero of Mexico, brother: Francisco Javier Espinosa of Mexico, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

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Hardin

William R. "Bro. Bill" Hardin, 91 of Dayton, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Liberty, Texas.

He was born on April 29, 1922 in Springfield, Kentucky to parents, William Raymond Hardin and Iva Rae Durr Hardin. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce Hardin; son, Daniel Gene Hardin; brothers Leon Hardin and Eugene Hardin and sister, Edith Brentzel. 

He is survived by his children, Rev. Wayne Hardin and wife Donna, Brenda Smith and husband Curtis, Nola Loving Weaver, Jimmy Hardin and wife Pam, and Randy Hardin; grandchildren, Kathy Barber and husband Jerry, Danny "Bubba" Hardin, Billy Hardin, Sherry Hardin, Jennifer Hardin, Christy Oliver and husband, Jason, Raymond Hardin and wife Amy, Stacy Cline-Sanders and husband Willie, Penny E. Proske and husband PJ, James "Bo" Hardin and fiancée Cassie Cavazos, Laura Hardin and Chad Bays, Jason Hardin, Courtney Durham and husband Clay, Randa Nibert and husband Travis, Robert Rose, Christopher Rose and Richard Weaver; great-grandchildren, Joshua Barber, Danielle Hardin, Ashley Hardin, Amber Hardin, Brittany Tenorio, Craig Tenorio, Tristan Oliver, Gage Oliver, Ashton Oliver, Lucas Hardin, Cason Hardin, Ashley Lloyd and husband Shelby, Brandon Rainwater and wife Lauren, Zachary Emerson, Zayne Emerson, Anthony Ramirez, Caleb Cline, Landyn Cline, Jules Sanders, Evan Sanders, Ryan Hardin, Ryleigh Nibert, Karleigh Nibert, and Ethan Durham; great-grandchildren, Maleigha and Kinsley Rainwater; brothers, Joseph Hardin and wife Loraine and Pierce Hardin and wife JoAnn and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends. 

Bro. Bill and his wife Joyce pastored the Community Baptist Church in Humble from 1959 until 1965 when they moved to Houston and pastored the Hartley Street Baptist Church from 1965 until retirement in 1996.  He surrendered to preach the gospel when he was a young man in Springfield, KY. and was proud that he had served the Lord since he was a young boy.  He joined the United States Army at the outbreak of World War II and upon completion of his duty, he joined the United States Marine Corps.  He was a house builder and brick mason by trade for most of his life, a trade he had learned from his father.  He was very, very faithful to the church and was extremely saddened when the time came to retire.  He continued telling everyone that crossed his path about Jesus and his love, even after suffering a debilitating stroke which eventually led to his being placed in a nursing facility.  A very grateful patient, we would always hear him thank his caregivers even when they caused him pain to make him feel better.  He was known as "Pop" to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Dad to his children and Bro. Bill by so many that he had pastored, baptized and all who knew and loved him. 

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 1 o'clock in the afternoon until 8 o'clock in the evening at Grace Community Baptist Church, 8073 FM 1960, Dayton, TX, 77535.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11 o'clock in the morning at Grace Community Baptist with his son, Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating.  Bro. Bill Hardin will be laid to rest beside his wife Joyce, at Rosewood Cemetery in Humble, TX.  His family would treasure your thoughts and memories of him and encourage you to leave those messages here.

Fancher

Florene Curry Fancher, 88, of Anahuac, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014.  She was born May 17, 1925 in Buna, Texas to Garland and Viola Curry.

Mrs. Fancher enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening, visiting with friends, and most of all she loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anahuac.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Nelson Fancher, daughter-in-law Dana Fancher and two grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter: Cynthia Tidwell; sons: G.B. “Butch” Fancher and Clint Fancher and wife Becky; grandchildren: Alissa Swonke and husband Todd, Marcy Green and husband Adam, Kimberly Pye and husband Brandon, Jaime Fancher, and Piper Bott; great grandchildren: Alex, Abigail, Emma, Eli, Aaron, Casey, Cody, Kristina, Kerri, and Eric and three great great grandchildren.

A visitation with the family will be on Monday, March 10, 2014, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, Texas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, with Pastor Gary Hillyard officiating.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, Texas.

Folsom

Woodrow W. Folsom, Jr. 78, of Highlands died Friday, March 7, 2014 with his family present.

Woodie was born September 1, 1935 to Woodrow Folsom, Sr. and Flora Bell Cobb. In August 1953 he married his wife Bettie and in 2013 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

He is preceded in death by his parents and grandson John Keith Folsom, Jr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Bettie Jane Folsom; sons: sons Kenneth Folsom and wife Shannon and Keith Folsom and wife Doris; grandchildren Krystal and Byron McBride, Brett Folsom, Kayla Folsom and her fiancé Jordan May; great grandchildren Tristan and Coby Hinshaw, Ryland, Madelynne and Morgan McBride, Natasha and James Jacks; sisters: Joy Smith and Dorothy Williams; brothers: Jimmy Folsom and Jerry Folsom, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Woodie was a man of The Lord and loved to preach the gospel any chance he got and to anyone who would listen. He was a mechanic and a carpenter for his entire life. He could fix anything out of nothing and would never ask or expect a thing in return along with being a Millwright by trade. If anyone ever asked for a small repair or something to be made, Pappy was the first word that came to mind.

A visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., where funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Charles Foshee officiating.

Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.

Chavez

Jose Refugio Martinez Chavez, 54, died Friday, March 07, 2014 in Liberty, Texas.

Visitation will be Monday, March 10, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Wells Funeral Services Chapel at 300 Alabama in Liberty, Texas.

Interment will be in Ojo Alienate Zacatecas, Mexico

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

Clay

Billy Ray Clay Sr. age 77 of Moss Bluff-passed away Saturday March 8, 2014 in Liberty.

Billy was born in Wills Point, Texas October 18, 1936 the son of the late Homer W. Clay and Sarah Taylor Clay. Billy enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting. He worked as a long shore man for over thirty years at the Port of Houston, and was a past volunteer at the Moss Bluff Volunteer Fire Department. His true love was his wife of fifty-six years Betty June Moore Clay and his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his son, Billy Ray Clay Jr., daughter Tammy Simmons, Brothers; Woody Clay, Frank Clay, Larry Clay, Ronnie Clay, and a sister Barbara Casey.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife Betty Clay, sons; Jeffery Lynn Clay and Rance Wade Clay of of Moss Bluff, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Billy also leaves a host of nieces and nephews and dear friends. Visitation will be held Monday March 10, 2014 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A Celebration of Billy’s life will be held 10AM Tuesday March 11, 2014 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Fairlawn Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com .

Soileau

Everette “Bugs” Lynn Soileau, 61, of Mt. Belvieu, Texas died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in a local hospital.  He was born in Baytown, Texas on December 17, 1952 to Everette and Edna Soileau.

Bugs enjoyed hunting, fishing, and most of all coaching little league in Mt Belvieu.  He was also the former owner of Western Auto in Mt. Belvieu.

Bugs is survived by his cousin Rex Green and wife Monica Taylor, of Old River Winfree, Texas and many friends.

A Memorial Celebration of Bugs life will be conducted on at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St. in Dayton, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.

Tanton

Henry Don Tanton, 58, died March 5, 2014 in Baytown.

He was born August 17, 1995 in Liberty to parents Henry Lee and Gladys Tanton. Henry was a lifelong resident of Liberty.

A memorial service for Mr. Tanton will be 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Open Home Ministries Church, 3605 North 146 in Liberty.

Mr. Tanton is survived by his wife: Rosalie “Cookie” Costello; sons: Robbie, Eric, and Tommy Tanton; daughter: Lisa Tanton; sisters: Velie Whitmire, Lilllie Marcontell, Betty Joe Cotton and Becky Laird; brothers: Bill and Bobby Tanton; step-children: James Costello, Chris Todzro, & Beatrice Todzro; also numerous other relatives and friends.
Arrangement under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Ligons

Deacon Lawrence Ligons, of Dayton, Texas departed this life Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at Liberty Dayton Hospital in Liberty, Texas.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 09, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Wells Funeral Service Chapel at 300 Alabama Street in Liberty, Texas.

Funeral services are Monday, March 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM. He will lie in state at 09:00 AM until time of service at Turkey Creek MBC at 1600 Wallisville in Liberty, Texas with Pastor A.K. Thomas, officiating.

Interment will follow in Wells Memorial Cemetery in Liberty, Texas

Wells Funeral Services at 300 Alabama, Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with final arrangments.

Online condolences and memories maybe shared at http://www.wellsfuneralservices.com/.

James

Nolan James, 81, of Anahuac passed Mar. 02, 2014.

Service will be held Saturday, March 08, 2014, at First Missionary Baptist Church, 1110 Hamilton St., Anahuac, TX. Visitation from 10AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Bayshore Cemetery, Anahuac.

Mr. James was preceded in death by parents:

David and Berth James, wife: Iola Harrison-James and daughter: Lenola “Linda” James.
Cherishing his memories are children: Lee Daniel James of Anahuac, Gwendolyn Evett James of Houston, Lola Hill (Wayne) of Anahuac, Thelma Lewis of Anahuac, Curtis Washington of Houston and Sandra Guillory (Glenn) of Baytown. Siblings: Al James Jr., Margie Edwards and Carrie Edwards all of Houston. 16-Grandchildren, 14-Great Grandchildren, 6-Great-Great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. James’ services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary, 518 Miller St., Anahuac, TX. 77514. (409) 267-3122 “We Make The Difference”. The Guest Book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Colwell

Reita Katherine Norman Colwell, 66, of Liberty died March 6, 2014.

She was born December 13, 1947 in Liberty, Texas to parents William Ole Norman and Reita Lucille LaFour Norman. A lifelong resident of Liberty she graduated from LHS in 1965 and continued her education at Lanier Business School. Reita was quite the cowgirl and was TVE rodeo queen in 1964. She was a bookkeeper for the Texas Highway Department and Locke Insurance before retiring. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, tending her flower garden, and feeding her birds.

Services for Mrs. Colwell will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2014 at Middleton Memorial United Methodist Church in Wallisville. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday evening at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Mike Farabee, Mike Nugent, Cody Odell, Phillip Wools, Leon Sonnier, and Shawn Havard. Honorary Pallbearers are Tommy Wilcox and Bill Cody Odell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harrell Colwell, Jr., her grandson, Jacob Michael Farabee, and her father-in-law Harrell Colwell, Sr.

She is survived by son: Lloyd Alan Griffith of Liberty; daughters: Jo Lynette Farabee & husband Mike of Liberty, Scotty Lynette Nugent and husband Michael of Liberty; grandchildren: Megan Farabee, Mikaela Farabee, Kelsey Duff, and Cody Duff; great-grandchildren: Maci & Kelby Duff; sister: Sue Anne Gothard of Liberty; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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George

Othel Eugene George, 69, of Dayton, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with graveside services at 2:00 p.m., Friday, at the Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor.  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.

Othel was born September 12, 1944 in Newport, Arkansas, to parents; J. P. George and Edna Nichols, a former resident of Pasadena, and has resided in Dayton for the past 18 years.  He was a veteran of the US Army with service during Vietnam, a retired mechanic, and member of the Family Worship Church and VFW Post #5621.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Mr. George was preceded in death by his father:  J. P. George, mother:  Edna Nichols Currel, daughter:  Susan Hanlon, brothers:  Woody, David, and Gordon, and sister:  Ann.  He is survived by his wife of 25 years:  Bertie Fowler George of Dayton, daughters:  Eugenia Joe George of Arkansas and Sharon Sweat of Humble, sons:  Eugene George of Arkansas and Terry Carrington and wife Nancy of Dayton, brothers:  Charlie Russell and James Paul George and wife Judy, sisters:  Cindy and Becky, grandchildren:  Thomas, Johnathan, and Keith Hanlon, James warner, George Pacovsky, Charles Mayon, Chelsea Hanlon, and Francis Cannon, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Dunham

Mildred Louise Smith Dunham, 80, of Conroe died Wednesday, March 05, 2014 after an extended illness.

She was born September 22, 1933 in Carpenter, Mississippi to parents Otis David Smith and Ernie Mae Crouch Smith. She attended school in Jackson, Mississippi and moved to Texas during the 1950’s where she lived for many years in the North East Houston area. Mrs. Dunham enjoyed embroidery and taking care of her family. She truly loved cooking for her family.

Service for Mrs. Dunham will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Morehouse officiating. Interment will follow at 12:00 p.m., at Rosewood Cemetery in Humble. Visitation will be Saturday morning prior to service time.

Mrs. Dunham was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 63 years: Joseph Norman Dunham, her sons: William Ray Dunham, Robert Earl Dunham, and Ricky Lee Dunham; brothers: Jimmy Smith, Bill Smith, and Lee Smith; grandson: Louis “Tooters” Hohn. She is survived by her daughters: Patricia Ann Lukasheay and husband Billy of Conroe, Brenda Joyce Hohn and husband Louis of Dayton, and Rita Faye Thompson and husband Mark of Virginia; her sons: Richard David Dunham of Conroe, and Joe Norman Dunham, Jr. and wife Sher of Buna; grandchildren: Angela, Michelle, Joshua, Joanie, Billy Jr., Richard, Delana, Laura, William, Amanda, Beth, Dakota, Josie, and Bella; numerous great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; brother: Ronald Smith of Mississippi; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

For those who desire memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, https://donations.diabetes.org/. Leave your thoughts and memories for the family in the guestbook at http://www.pacestancil.com

Lee

Larry “Joe” Lee, 73, of Hardin, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie.

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.

Joe was born February 28, 1941 in Romayor , to parents; Ike and Ellen Moulder Lee, a former resident of Baytown, and has resided in the Hardin area for the past 22 years.  He was a graduate of the Hardin High School class of 1958, a retired turnaround planner for ExxonMobil of Baytown, and member of the Hardin Baptist Church.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, working cattle, and especially spending time with his family.

Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his father:  Ike Lee, mother:  Ellen Moulder Lee, brother:  Milton Lee, and sister:  Donna Reeves.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years:  Billie R. Smith Lee of Hardin, daughters:  Kristi Jones of Dayton and Cindy Barham of Baytown, brother:  Ebb Lee and wife Patricia of Livingston, sisters:  Cheryl West of Coldspring and Lori Lee of Dallas, sister-in-law:  Anna Mae Lee of Leggett, grandchildren:  Kelsey Jones, Kameron Jones, and Elizabeth Barham, great-granddaughter:  Sadie Grace Jones, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Taylor

Emma Louise Taylor, 78, of Liberty, died Sunday March 2, 2014.

She enjoyed crocheting and number painting. She was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle of Liberty. She taught Sunday School for over 50 years. She loved spending her time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Doris Whitmire; step-father, Morris Taylor; brothers, Samuel Whitmire, James Taylor and Richard Taylor.

She is survived by her loving husband of over 62 years, Reverend Nolan Taylor of Liberty; sons, Larry Taylor and wife Raffey of Liberty, Donald Taylor of Liberty, Richard Taylor and wife Carla of Raywood; grandchildren, Larry Taylor, Jr. of Liberty, Karen Taylor of Hardin, Caleb Taylor and wife Shallen of Raywood, Braxston Taylor of Raywood; great grandchildren, Garrett Vail, Derrick Vail, Alyssa Taylor and Allyson Taylor; sisters, Nana Young of Daisetta and Ethel Mae Cooke of Hardin.

Her family will receive friends at the Assembly of God Church of Daisetta on Tuesday March 4, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A service of remembrance is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday March 5, 2014 at the Assembly of God Church of Daisetta, officiated by Reverend Lamar Shane and Reverend Nathan Hendrix. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Liberty.

Serving as pallbearers will be Sim Able, Kenny Fregia, Caleb Taylor, Howard Young, Clayton Taylor and Trey Hendrix.

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

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McCarty

June Walker McCarty, 70, born June 13, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to David and Sara Walker, died peacefully on Sunday, March 2. 2014.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dennis McCarty Sr.; her eight children, eldest daughter June McCarty and husband Shannon; son Dennis McCarty Jr. and wife Heather; son Shawn McCarty and wife Miranda; daughter Shannon Durbin and husband Shawn; son Patrick McCarty and wife Kim; son Christopher McCarty Sr. and wife Lana; son Kevin McCarty; son Josh Gee.  She is also survived by her 16 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and was considered a second mother by many.

She found joy in music and dancing, and especially enjoyed the jitterbug. After moving from Philadelphia to Channelview, Texas in 1983, June spent her time as a loving housewife and mother. Always the talker, June had the unique ability to sit and talk to anyone and could keep anyone entertained for hours. She also loved spending time with all of her grandchildren whether it be singing silly songs or teaching them "I love you" sign language.  June will be missed dearly by not only her family but by all who knew and loved her.

A Celebration of Life for June will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St. Dayton, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.

Luke

Lawrence “Darrell” Luke, 69, of Dayton, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Darrell was born June 21, 1944 in Beaumont, to parents; Lawrence J. Luke and Marvaline H. Watson, a former resident of Channelview, and has resided in Dayton for the past 18 years. He was a graduate of the Beaumont High School class of 1963, attended the Lamar University, and was a truck driver for Jetco Transportation of Houston. He was a member of the National Parks and Wildlife, the National Hunters Association, the N.R.A., and was a HAM radio operator. Darrell also enjoyed camping, hunting, wood working, playing golf, and mowing his lawn.

Mr. Luke was preceded in death by his father: Lawrence J. Luke and mother: Marvaline H. Watson LaRocca. He is survived by his wife of 44 years: Betty Juneau Luke of Dayton, daughter: Kimberly Luke Shealy and husband Alan of Dayton, sons: Matthew M. Luke and wife Dena of Dayton, L. David Luke of California, and Chad A. Luke and wife Michelle of Dayton, sisters: Vivian, Diane, Linda, and Marian, brothers: Henry and Craig, grandchildren: Nikki Luke, Samantha Nunan, Amber Dowdy, Ronnie Jeane, Zachary Luke, Jordan Luke, Bailey Luke, Brint Luke, Jasmine Deams, Lane Luke, L. Gabe Luke, Torin Luke, and Alice Luke, great-grandchildren: Kaylee Patchett, Brooklyn Bishop, Alexis Maher, Kennedy Maher, Ely Nicholson, Brennan Nunan, Allysah Nunan, Parker Dowdy, and Ronnie Jeane, Jr., and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, for pancreatic cancer research.

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Ragland

Malcolm Ray Ragland age 70 died Saturday in Crosby with his beloved children by his side

Malcolm was born March 24, 1943 in Alexandria, LA the son of the late John J. Ragland and Lucielle Graves Ragland. A veteran of the Vietnam Era, Malcom served in the US Air Force from 1967-1971.  Malcom was self-employed and worked in heating and air conditioning.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his three daughters Tracee Fowler, Cheri Melcher, and Kellee Snow, a sister Linda Ragland and three grandchildren; Shelbee Allen, Sydnee Allen, and Emma Fowler

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

McArthur

Eugenia Irene McArthur, age 85 of Liberty, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Liberty.

Eugenia was born November 27, 1928 in Mobile, Alabama, daughter of the late Morris and Ruby Rosson Gould.  She attended high school in Alabama and then college.  She was a security guard for several years.  Eugenia loved attending the Liberty Opry where she enjoyed her music.  She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She will be missed by all.

Eugenia was preceded in death by her parents, and husband; Daniel McArthur. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter; Linda Parga and husband Juan of Liberty, son; David McArthur and wife Betsy of Liberty, grandchildren; Kellie Biehunko and finance Rumy Hallam, Wendie Henderson and husband Boyd, Morgan Keel, Drew Keel, Darla Faz, Candice Montalvo, David McArthur Jr, great-grandchildren; Caleb, Jake Mila, Joseph, Juan, Carla, Darla, Nobalee, Zack, Zoie, Logan, Brandon and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Eugenia Irene McArthur will be Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2pm at Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale Ave, Houston, TX.  Visitation will be held at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Lasco

Madge Diane Lasco, 57, of Dayton, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Baytown, Texas.

A graveside service for Mrs. Lasco will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie. Brother Jay Wash will officiate.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Paul Lasco, III., Allan J. Lasco, Nicholas Mason, William J. Mason, Brandon Weiten, Travis Percle and Michael Herrin.

Madge was born, March 15, 1956, in Aurora, Illinois, to parents Scott and Louise Larrison Blanchard. Madge was a supervisor at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. Mrs. Lasco loved spending time with her family. Madge loved baking for her family and friends. She was also an animal lover.

Mrs. Lasco was preceded in death by her parents: Scott Blanchard and Louise Weber; twin daughters: Michelle Rene and Tonia Louise Lasco and brother Jerry Dean Mason.

Madge is survived by her husband, Paul Lasco, Jr. of Dayton; daughter: Stacie Percle of Dayton; sons: Paul D. Lasco, III and Allan Joseph Lasco of Dayton; sisters: Kathie Weiten and husband, Terry of N. Aurora, IL, Ellen McCartney and husband, Dewayne of Baytown, Kelly Mason of Baytown, Sherry Singleton and husband, Dick of West Union, Ohio; grandchildren: Travis Percle and wife, Tiara of Dayton and Paul D. Lasco, IV of Dayton and Katherine Elizabeth Williams; uncles: Bob Larrison and wife, Annette of Greenville, TN, Phillip Larrison and wife, Teresa of Metropolis, IL, Kenny Larrison and wife, Wanda of Paducah, KY and Ron Scarborough and wife, Luella of Fairfield, IL and aunt, Ruth Metcalf of Metropolis, IL. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, San Jacinto Methodist Family and other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests making a donations to the charity of your choice in Madge’s name to honor her memory and legacy.

Heiman

Evelyn Jeanette Heiman, 79, of Houston, Died Thursday, February 27, 2014 in a local hospital. 

She was born September 22, 1934 in Taylorsville, Mississippi to John and Nola Byrd.  Evelyn enjoyed gardening, listening to music and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey R. Heiman, parents John and Nola Byrd and her brother Johnny Byrd.

Evelyn is survived by her daughters Debbie Lonon, of Houston and Darlene Andrews and husband Jim, of Beaumont.  She is also survived by her four grandsons and seven great grandchildren.

A visitation will be on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. with funeral services starting at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas.

Funeral services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.

Taylor

Donald Nevins Taylor, 81, of Hull, Texas died on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas-Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday March 2, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend V.R. Hylton officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday March 1, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

Donald was born on August 26, 1932 in Batson, TX, to Sevan Taylor and Clara Frazier and was a lifelong residence of the Batson and Hull communitys where he was a Rancher.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers; Rothel Taylor, J.W. Taylor and C.D. Frazier, his grandson; Jamie Clark.

Those left to survive him are his son; Larry Taylor and wife Cindy of Boerne, TX, daughters; Jeanette Taylor Walkup and husband Jerry of Kenefick, TX, Susan Webb and husband Robert of Batson, TX. Grandchildren are Katie Taylor, Brian Webb, Terri Gallander, Tonya Jeansonne, and David Smith. Great-grandchildren; Morgan, Brittany, Logan, Mallory, Emily, Eli, Cody, Casey, Colbi, Ty, Skylar, and Trevor.

Serving as pallbearers are Brian Webb, Frank Green, Ross Taylor, Bub Chalfant, Chris Fenton, Snapper Castilaw, Wesley Taylor, and David Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Webb, Raymond Vanya, Jake Keith, Bobby Evans, and Tommy McMillan.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Warner

Glenn Wayne Warner, 66, of Dayton died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in Houston.

He was born December 8, 1947 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky to parents Glenn D. and Lavena Devine Warner and was a graduate of Columbus High School in Columbus, Indiana. Glenn had been a resident of Dayton for the past 20 years, previously living in Oklahoma. He had worked for URS Engineering in Houston as a project manager, was a member of the Acworth Masonic Lodge # 176, the Houston Arabia Shrine, Scottish Rite, and the Iron Workers Local of Dallas. He served as a Drill Sergeant in the US Army from 1967 to 1969. Glenn loved being with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed horses and hunting.

Services for Mr. Warner will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kim Percival officiating.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 33 years: Kathy Bex Warner of Dayton; his sons: Glenn K. Warner and wife Kimberly of Cedar Park, Matthew G. Warner and wife Christy of LaPorte, and Jarrod Thomas and wife Theresa of Oklahoma; his daughter: Kiley Wilson of Dayton; grandchildren: Dennis L. Holley & Haley Matula, Chelsea L. Holley, Megan Warner, Dominic Warner, Chelsi Thomas, Lauren White Wilson, Tyler L. Wilson, and Caleigh Chavez; great-grandchild: Keegan L. Holley; brothers: Charles M Bradley & wife JoAnn of Seabrook, Ronald Warner of Indiana, and Michael Warner of Oklahoma sisters-in-law: Becky Franks and husband Guy of Antlers, Oklahoma, Sunny Dixon and husband Roger Antlers of Oklahoma; aunt: Arnetta Warner Fallis of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; cousin: Ann Fallis Evans of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Janik

Lenhart J. “Len” Janik, Jr., 55, of Dayton, died Monday, February 24, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with burial following at Eastgate Catholic Cemetery in the Eastgate community.  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.

Len was born May 14, 1958 in Dayton to parents; Lenhart J. Sr. and Louise G. Zalesak Janik, and was a lifelong resident of Dayton.  He was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1977, a mechanic for numerous chemical plants, and member of St. Anne Catholic Mission, the Honey Island Hunting Club, and the Hillbilly Deluxe Cooking Team.  He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and cook-offs.

Mr. Janik was preceded in death by his father:  Lenhart J. Janik, Sr. and mother:  Louise G. Zalesak Janik.  He is survived by his wife of 35 years:  Brenda K. Butler Janik of Dayton, sons:  Christopher Janik and fiancé Kayla Naquin of Atascocita and Jeffrey Janik and wife KrisAnn of Dayton, daughter:  Amanda Janik and husband Billy Noey of Normangee, granddaughter:  Haven Noey, along with one grandchild on the way, sisters:  Candy Rucka of Dayton, Cookie Johnson and wife Angela of Dayton, and Lenette Janik of Dayton, brothers:  Johnny Janik and wife Kathy of Alaska and James "Butch" Janik of Oregon, nephews:  Shane Butler and wife Tina and Ryan Rucka and wife Jessica, along with numerous other nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

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Rogers

Wanda L. May Rogers, 71, of League City, died Monday, February 24, 2014, at the Houston Hospice in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Lake Houston United Methodist Church with burial following at Huffman Cemetery. 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.

Wanda was born December 1, 1942 in Houston, to parents; I. T., Sr. and Vera M. Brummett May, a former resident of Pasadena, and has resided in League City for the past six years. She was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1960, attended Baylor, San Marcus, and Sam Houston State University. She was employed as an executive assistant at Universal Truck and Trailer Sales and was a member of the Lake Houston United Methodist Church. Among her interests were her grandchildren, reading, sewing, and needlepoint.

Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her father: I. T. May, Sr. and brother-in-law: Milfred Lewis. She is survived by her daughters: Amber Hicks and husband David of Manvel and Leigh Anne Rogers and fiancé Ronald Simmons, son: Edward Rogers and Luray Kidd of Houston, mother: Vera M. Brummett May of Humble, sisters: Linda Werchan and husband Ronnie of Chapel Hill and Mary Lee Lewis of Missouri City, brother: I. T. “Buddy” May, Jr. and wife Lisa of Huffman, grandchildren: Braydon Hicks, Lauren Hicks, Olivia Hicks, Ashlyn Salinas, and Anthony Ayala, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Houston Hospice at 1905 Holcombe Blvd. Houston TX 77030-4123, www.houstonhospice.org

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Fletcher

Curtis A. “Curt” Fletcher, 62, of Hull, died Friday, February 21, 2014, at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the North Main Baptist Church with services concluding thereafter.  Visitation will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the church.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Curt was born July 31, 1951 in Chamberlain, SD to parents; Laurel E. and Darlene M. Novotny Fletcher, and has resided in both the Hull area and Minnesota.  He was a graduate of the Bennington High School class of 1969, attended Wayne State College, and operated Elkhorn Valley Honey.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family, motorcycles, fishing, the beach, and helping others.

Mr. Fletcher was preceded in death by his mother:  Darlene M. Novotny Fletcher.  He is survived by his wife Cathy E. Sparks Fletcher of Hull, daughters:  Cheryl Lam and husband Johnny of NJ and Wendy Fletcher of NB, son:  Tanner Fletcher of Hull, father:  Laurel E. Fletcher of NE, brothers:  Ron Fletcher and wife Betty of Baytown and Bill Fletcher and wife Sharon of AR, sister:  Vicki Hahn and husband Sig of NE, grandson:  Joshua Santo of NJ, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of usual floral remembrances, the family requests that donations be made to a library of your choice.

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Kelley

Beautiful daughter of William Taylor Kelley and Kristi Ann Ferraro of Dayton, Texas died on Friday February 21, 2014.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.. at The Votaw Worship Center in Votaw, with Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth and Reverend Dean Love officiating, interment will follow at Votaw cemetery. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday February 25, 2014 from 6:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. also at The Worship Center in Votaw. Kendall was born September, 27, 2012 in Beaumont, Texas. She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Bobby Kelley and Richard Bailey. Survivors are other than her parents are grandparents; Velma Kelley of Livingston, Donald Kelley of Votaw, Camy Leath of San Diego, CA, and John Ferraro of San Diego, CA. Great grandparents; are Dottie Jean Kelley of Votaw, Vivian and Walter Henry of Batson, Jim and Kathie Ferraro of San Diego, CA, Patricia Bailey also of San Diego, CA. Aunt; Magdalena Ferraro of Fresno, CA, and uncles; Joshua Ferraro of Fresno, CA, Aaron Thomas Delaine of Livingston, and Rancen Kelley of Batson. Serving as pallbearers are Joshua Ferraro, Aaron Thomas, Rancen Kelley, and Elbert Cones. " Teardrops are falling were saddened this day, Our sweet little baby girl has just passed away. For such a short time, we were blessed with her love, of our sweet little angel from heaven above."

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

To view online obituary visit us at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/

Richardson

Julia “Puddin’” Lynn McDaniel Richardson, 47, of Anahuac, died Saturday, February 22, 2014.

She is survived by her parents, Bobby & Judy McDaniel, of Anahuac; brothers, Harvey McDaniel and wife Tammy, of Anahuac, Robert McDaniel, of Anahuac; Luster "Poe" McDaniel and wife Debbie of Baytown; daughters, Brandy Perez and husband Louis, of Houston and Shae’na Richardson and husband Adib Vasquez, of Port Arthur; sons Jeff Richardson, of Port Arthur and Nathanial Richardson and wife wife Betty, of Anahuac; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

A visitation and celebration for Puddin’ will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Sterling Funeral Home, in Anahuac, Texas with a memorial service beginning at 7:00 PM. 

St. Pierre

Roy Anthony St. Pierre, Sr., 72, of Saratoga, died Wednesday February 19, 2014 at Hermann-Memorial Hospital of Houston.

He was a loving father and grandfather. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Batson. He had a great sense of humor and was quick with a joke. He was also a very hard working man. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Numa and Anna St. Pierre; brother, Carrol St. Pierre and sister, Betty Gros.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 47 years, Marie V. St. Pierre of Saratoga; children, Cathy Bergeron and husband Terry of Houma, LA, Melinda Verdin of Houma, LA, Mabeline Haubois of Batson and Roy Anthony St. Pierre, Jr. and wife Emmie of Hull; grandchildren, Brent Bergeron and wife Shanna of Gray, LA, Brian Bergeron of Houma, LA, Joshua Verdin of Houma, LA, Chuckie Haubois of Batson, Christopher Haubois of Batson, Brianna St. Pierre of Hull, Dyllan St. Pierre of Hull and Noah St. Pierre of Hull; great grandchildren, Kora Bergeron, Baileigh Bergeron and Mattie Bergeron all of Gray, LA and a sister, Sylvia Crochet and husband Melvin of Desallemands, LA.

His family will receive friends at Faith and Family Funeral Services on Monday February 24, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A service of remembrance will be 1:00 p.m. Monday February 24, 2014 at Faith and Family Funeral Services, officiated by Reverend Tom Muirhead.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Brent Bergeron, Brian Bergeron, Joshua Verdin, Chuckie Haubois, Christopher Haubois, Brianna St. Pierre, Dyllan St. Pierre and Noah St. Pierre.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Chapman

Wilford "Cat Eye","T-Bro" Chapman Jr., 67, of Liberty,Texas departed this life February 14, 2014 in Baytown, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, February 21, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Wells Funeral Service Chapel at 300 Alabama Street in Liberty, Texas.

Funeral services are Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM., He will lie in state at 12:00 PM., at Trinity Valley MBC at 801 Sam Houston Street in Liberty, Texas with Pastor Marvin Etheridge, officiating.

Memories and online condolences maybe shared at http://www.wellsfuneralservices.com/
Wells Funeral Services at 300 Alabama Street has been entrusted with the final
arrangements.

Mosley

Modess Mosley 90 of Richmond, TX; died Feb. 14, 2014.

Services will be Feb. 22, 2014 at St. Miles Baptist Church 120 Hwy 90 Ames, TX. Visitation will begin at 10AM until funeral at 12Noon. Interment will be in Lone Star Cemetery, Moss Bluff.

Modess is preceded in death by her husband Collins, her parents, her 5th daughter Patricia, her son Lovell and her brother Wilmer.

She is survived by her sister: Luella Durham, daughters: Burnette Jones, Pat Williams Bible (Clay), Bea Arceneaux, Lena Hurst (Walter), Edweina Thompson and son Robert Mosley. She is survived by six grandchildren: Djuana, Patience and Prudence, Jonathan, Joshua and Jason; four great grandchildren (Jacqueline and Jordan, Michael and Alex) and one great-great granddaughter: Madison and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Mosley’s services has been entrusted to the care of Proctor’s Mortuary, 518 Miller St. Anahuac, Texas; “We Make The Difference”. The Guest Book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences can be left for the family @ www.proctorsmortuary.com

Thompson

Connie Sue Fregia Thompson, 59, of Batson, Texas died Monday January 27, 2014.

She resided in Batson most of her life She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Batson. She loved quilting and raising chickens. She is preceded in death by her father, Wesley Fregia; grandparents, Charlie and Lou Miller, Jul'e and Cecelia Fregia-Taylor; sister, Margie Ann Fregia.

She is survived by her mother, Jewel Miller of Liberty; daughter, Rebecca Thompson of Batson; step-children, Wesley Thompson of Batson and Rae'annan Jacobs of Crosby; Johnny Chancellor and wife Arlene of West Columbia, Billy Chancellor and wife Sharon of Fairfield, Weldon Fregia and wife Lola of Raywood; aunt, Mary Ellen Frazier of Kountze; special friends, Lana and Charles Williams.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday February 22, 2014 at Faith and Family Funeral Services, officiated by Reverend Gideon Watson.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Barrett

Quentin W. “Q.W.” Barrett, 89, of Dayton, died Saturday, January 11, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services were January 15, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. Services were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Mr. Barrett was born September 6, 1924 in Cooper, Texas to parents Luther Lee and Mary M. Haddock Barrett and has resided in Dayton for the past 59 years. He was a veteran of the US Navy with service during WW II, a retired maintenance supervisor from the Cedar Bayou Gulf Plant. He also was a former dispatcher for the Dayton PD and member of the Old River Masonic Lodge. Quentin also enjoyed watching sports, listening to music, reading his newspaper, and most of all spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Mr. Barrett was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 51 years: Billie Jo Paddy Barrett, daughter: Alica Kay Barrett Davis, and brothers: Luther H. Barrett, Delbert B. Barrett, and Leon C. Barrett. He is survived by his sons: David Barrett and wife Pam of Conroe and Audie Lee Barrett and wife Dorothy of CO, daughters: JoAnn Gajdosik and husband Kenny of Dayton and Carol Barrett of Dayton, grandchildren: Melissa Bullard, Tara Duncan, Mary Keleshian, Davy Barrett, Steven Cash, Chris Cash, Michael Davis, Matt Davis, and Marcus Davis, numerous great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Bostick

William Edward Bostick Sr. age 53 died Monday February 17, 2014 in Houston.

Eddie was born in Wynne, Arkansas March 20, 1960 the son of the late Lawrence Edward Bostick Jr. and Etta Lou Johnson Bostick. He enjoyed being outdoors and woodworking. He graduated with a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Arkansas State University. Eddie loved his job working as a Physical Therapist Assistant; it awarded him greatly with the joy of helping others.

He was preceded in death by his father Lawrence Edward Bostick Jr.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Sara Jo Bostick, daughters; Sara Elizabeth Caubble and Amy Jane Bostick all of Hot Springs, Ark., son; William Edward Bostick Jr. of Salinas, CA, mother Etta Lou Bostick-Cooney, sister; Kim Murphy of Forrest City, Ark. In addition he leaves five grandchildren and one on the way, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1PM Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Caruth Funeral Home, 155 Section Line Rd. Hot Springs, Arkansas. Local arrangements have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Memories and condolences can be left online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Thibodeaux

Nadine Theresa Fregia Thibodeaux, 79, of Liberty, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Liberty Healthcare Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Monroe Fregia Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Nadine was born October 10, 1934 in Liberty, to parents; Fred and Ollie Nugent Fregia, and has resided in Liberty throughout her life. Her faith was full gospel, praising the Lord with belief and joy. She was a very independent woman, staying active in her home life, mowing her yard, and driving to her hair salon appointment where her hair stylist Brenda became part of her family, also visiting her favorite home town restaurant. She had a love of music of all genres. Her home was full with many knick knacks that gave her much joy. The love for her pets was evident by her care of them, Angel her dachshund was to her as important as a family member.

Mrs. Thibodeaux was preceded in death by her parents: Fred and Ollie Nugent Fregia, husband: Chap Dennis Thibodeaux, grandchildren: Hannah and Samuel Holbrook, and sister: Amber Thibodeaux. She is survived by her daughter: Carolyn Sue Fullbright and husband David of Baytown, sons: Kenneth Earl Nugent and wife Rose of Liberty and Michael Dean Nugent and wife Scottie of Liberty, grandchildren: Theresa Michelle Holbrook and husband David of Humble, Tricia Ollie Nugent and James McQueen of Liberty, Kenneth Fred Nugent and wife Stephanie of Liberty, Crystal Gail Key and husband Charles of Hardin, and Michael Christopher Nugent of Dayton, great-grandchildren: Kara, Elise, and Arron Holbrook, Alexis Williams, Chloe Behar, Madison and Isaac Nugent, Kaitlyn Key, and Britanie and Christian Nugent, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

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Dequeant

Charlene Belle Dequeant, 65, of Anahuac, died Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Herman Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Sybil Venable. She was born April 6, 1948 in Magnolia, Mississippi and was married to Roy Dequeant on February 2, 1964.  They just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Charlene is survived by her husband, Roy, son, Allen Dequeant and wife Sandra of Anahuac, daughter Tammy Tinsley and husband John of Elizabeth, Colorado, five grandchildren, Roy, Christopher Dequeant and wife Bethany, Zachary and wife Jessica Dequeant , Nichole Tinsley and Jake Tinsley, five great grandchildren, Kayden, Gracin, Rylee, Dakota, Noah Dequeant and soon to arrive Levi.

Mrs. Dequeant went to Winnie High School where she met and later married Roy. She worked as a bank teller for Dayton State Bank and Anahuac National Bank.

Charlene was a parishioner of the Church of Our Lady of Light. She enjoyed fishing, cooking and spending time with her family. Her family meant the world to her; she was especially proud of her family and she will be missed by all.

A visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 5-8.00 PM and the Rosary at 7.00 PM, will be held at the Church of Our Lady of Light in Anahuac, Texas.
Funeral Mass for Charlene will be celebrated at 9.00 AM on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Church of Our Lady Light in Anahuac, Texas.
Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Moss

Jesse Virgil Moss, 86, of Dayton, TX, died Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, TX.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 12 p.m. till time of Service. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jesse Virgil Moss was born April 28, 1927 to parents; Gilbert and Vallie Barrow Moss. Mr. Moss graduated from Anahuac High School, and was in the Army–Air Corps during WWII. He also was a Senior Production Foreman at Sun Oil where he worked for 40 years. Mr. Moss was a Mason over 50 years. Mr. Moss was a member of Grace Community Church. He also loved listening to Bluegrass and Gospel music. He also had a special love for his cats.

Jesse Moss was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years: Joyce Fountain Moss of Dayton; daughter: Kay Adamson and husband Ryle of Nederland, TX; Granddaughter: Allison Adamson of Beaumont; Grandson: Carlton Adamson, Jr. of Beaumont, TX.; two great-grand-children, one great-great child. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends survived.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to: Grace Community Church, 8073 FM.1960, Dayton, Texas.

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Rogers

Cheryl Pullen Rogers, age 50 of Liberty, died February 15, 2014 in Baytown, TX with her loving family by her side.

Cheryl was born July 17, 1954 in Liberty, daughter of John and Edna Statum Pullen.  Cheryl graduated from Hardin High School and was a manager at Teachers Federal Credit Union.  She was a life time member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  Cheryl was an amazing and strong woman.  She raised her grandchildren by herself and was an avid sports watcher.  She loved to hunt, read and work crossword puzzles.  She will be missed by all.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, mother; Edna Pullen, sons; John Rogers and wife Cheryl of Raywood, David Rogers and wife Tabitha of Liberty, sister; Charlotte McDaniel and husband Manus of Baytown, grandchildren; Dusti Rogers of Liberty, Ashton Rogers of Atascocita, Courtney Rogers of Liberty, Kyle Rogers of Liberty, Stephanie Hicks and husband Ernest of Raywood, David Driskil of Raywood, Frank Parker and wife LaMonica of Cleveland.

Services for Cheryl Pullen Rogers will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin.  Visitation will be Monday, February 17 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel at Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Kennedy

Holton Kennedy, III, age 30, of Liberty, Liberty County, Texas, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Liberty-Dayton Hospital in Liberty.

Holton was born March 15, 1983 in Baytown, Harris County, Texas, to his parents; Holton Kennedy, Jr. and Peggy Gibson.

Holton was a lifelong resident of Liberty County. He was a graduate of Tarkington High School, Class of 2001. Holton was a former employee of Mas Amigos, Pizza Hut and Black-Eyed Pea Restaurants. He loved spending time with his niece doing crafts, he also enjoyed drawing, fishing and photography.

The family will receive friends, Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Service for Mr. Kennedy will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Hovater officiating.

Mr. Kennedy is survived by his mother: Peggy Clark of Liberty; father: Holton Kennedy, Jr. and wife Dee of Pasadena; grandfather: Laurence Gibson of Pasadena, brothers: Colby Landrum of Liberty, Daniel Kennedy and Travis Kennedy; Sisters: Kristy Kennedy of Liberty and P. J. Kennedy of Anahuac, niece: Brittany Landrum, nieces nephews and other relatives and friends.

Holton was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Cora Jo and Holton Kennedy, Sr. and his maternal grandmother: Ocey Gibson.

Stewart

Harvey Stewart Jr. 66 of Liberty died Feb. 08, 2014.

Services will be Feb. 15, 2014 at St. Miles Baptist Church in Ames, TX. Visitation will begin at 10AM until funeral at 12Noon. Interment in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Moss Bluff.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Wendy Stewart.

Harvey is survived by his sons Philli, Malicolm, Stephleon, Cornelius, the mother of his children Mellinee Gilmore and two daughters Wrenette and Melissa. His adored sisters & brothers : Mary (Oscar)Grays, Linda (Jerry) Trahan, Gwendolyn-Gail(Sylatha)Biley , Willie & Bobby Stewart, Darrell Stewart (Shelia), Arthur( Doris) Stewart, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephew’s relatives and friends……

Mr. Stewart’s services has been entrusted to Proctor’s Mortuary, 518 Miller St. Anahuac, TX. “We Make The Difference”. The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences can be left for the family at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Hogan

Alvey J. Hogan, Sr., 76, of Dayton, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014, Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, with services concluding thereafter. Private interment services will be held at a later date. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Alvey was born January 29, 1938 in Rising Star, to parents; A. J. and Ruby Hines Hogan, a former resident of Baytown, and has resided in Dayton for the past 35 years. He was a graduate of Munday High School, veteran of the US Army, retired operator from Exxon Chemical in Baytown, and the owner of the Silver Dollar, HWY 321 Icehouse, and the 321 RV Park. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, wood working, building clocks, and sports.

Mr. Hogan was preceded in death by his parents: A. J. and Ruby Hines Hogan, step-daughters: Jamie Burton and Susie Cooley, and sister: Wanda J. Hogan. He is survived by his son: Joel Hogan and wife Laura Hogan of Dayton, daughter: Rhonda Richardson of MN, stepdaughter: Cynthia Deluna and husband Louie of Dayton, brother: Joseph Hogan of Argyle, grandchildren: Erika, Allison, Brooke, Cynthia, Blake, Brianna, and Cassie, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Driggers

Lewis Eley Driggers Jr, age 64 of Conroe, died in The Woodlands on February 13, 2014. 

Lewis was born August 24, 1949 in Eufaula, Alabama, son of the late Lewis Driggers and Christine Watkins Driggers.  Lewis received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and spent most of his life writing for newspapers.  He traveled all over the world and he used his wheelchair for mobility.  He loved photography and writing and worked very closely with the Spinal Bifida Association.

Lewis was preceded in death by his parents.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, sister, Sheila Rucker and husband Jerry of Conroe and brother, Curtis Driggers of St. Thomas.

Services for Lewis Eley Driggers Jr will be Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11am at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin with Gideon Watson officiating.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Pantalion

Melba Louise Pantalion, 82, of Hardin, died Thursday February 13, 2014.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was a hard working woman along side her husband, Monk Pantalion, who preceded her in death. She was an amazing mother and grandma who loved her children and grandchildren. She was always willing to help and she always spoke her mind. She was a wonderful sister and friend.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Monk Pantalion; parents, Walton and Idella Shaw; brothers, Dale Shaw, Leon Shaw and Gerald Shaw.

She is survived by her children, Joey Pantalion and wife Sue of Hardin, Jerry Pantalion of CA, Cecilia Drake of Hardin; brothers, James Henry Shaw and wife Brenda of Spurger; sisters, Dorothy Arnold of Cleveland and Virginia Richardson of Brooklyn, TX; grandchildren, Clayton Drake and wife Aimee of Mauriceville, Toby Drake of Tomball, Kim Wolfe and husband Paul of Hardin, Kristi Hart of Hardin, Matt Pantalion and wife Kacey of Liberty, Terra Pantalion of CA, Teena Pantalion of CA, Tonya Pantalion of CA and Jason Pantalion of CA; great grandchildren, Zane, Reed, and Kinlee Drake, Brent Wolfe, Tylar Wolfe, Lane Pantalion, Dallas Pantalion, Breanna Pantalion and Jaykob Hart; numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.

Her family will receive friends at Faith and Family Funeral Services on Friday February 14, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A service of remembrance is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 15, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Liberty, officiated by Reverend Sebastion Myladiyil. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Pantalion, Steve Dennison, Tim Pantalion, Jim Ray Armstrong, Randy Pantalion, and Bobby Bruce. Honorary pallbearers are Zane Drake, Reed Drake, Brent Wolfe, Jaykob Hart, Lane Pantalion, Durwin McCreight, and Danny Albro.
To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Harvell

Agnes Harvell died Friday, February 07, 2014 in Conroe, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, February 14, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Wells Funeral Service Chapel at 300 Alabama, Liberty, Texas.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. She will lie in state at 9:30 AM., at New Bethel Baptist Church in Liberty, Texas with Pastor John Walker officiating.

Interment will follow in Jones Cemetery in Liberty,Texas.

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

Creech

Judy Ann Creech age 67 of Liberty died Thursday February 6, 2014 at her home in Liberty.

Judy was born in Morehead, Kentucky October 16, 1946 the daughter of the late Everett Norris and Ethel Richey Norris.  She worked for many years at Walmart as a cashier and was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of Hardin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her sisters Vicki Kincaid, and Sharon Barricks.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters Melissa Medsker and husband Mike, Pamala Padilla, sisters; Bess Pelkey and Betty Miller, brothers; Sam Norris, Danny Norris, Marion Norris, Jerry Norris, and Jimmy Norris. She also leaves her boyfriend Daryl Searles, seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. 

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be left online at www.allisonfuneralserviec.com.

Brand

Travis Ward Brand, 91, of Liberty, died February 8, 2014.

He was born July 22, 1922 to Ward I. Brand and Ruby Pendley Brand. He was a life-long resident of Liberty. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1939, then he attended Sam Houston State University but left after volunteering in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He married Ruth Donnette Tadlock on December 7, 1949. They had two children, Kenneth Ward and Donna Kay. In 1949, he started and ran Brands Conoco Service Station for 10 years. After selling his business, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service and he also farmed cotton and soy beans for 25 years. After retiring from the Postal Service, he worked for 12 years for the City of Liberty as the manager for the Liberty Airport. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class of Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ward I. and Ruby Brand; grandparents; grandson, Kenneth Paul Brand; sister, Mary Lee Gayle.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ruth Donnette Brand of Liberty; daughter, Donna Kay Potetz and husband John Paul of Liberty; son, Kenneth W. Brand and wife Katherine of Liberty; sisters, Lorayne Telford of Liberty and Dorothy Teel of Liberty; grandchildren, John Travis Potetz and wife Jodie, Marcus Travis Brand and wife Sine, Drew Potetz and wife Carolyn, Cullen Potetz, all of Liberty; great grandchildren, Tessa Brand, Travis Ward Brand II, Hayli Brand, Dustin Brand, Jenna Kay Brand, Jace Potetz, Emma Smart, Alicia Smart, Josie Burkett, Justin Burkett, and Janna Burkett.

He enjoyed his grandchildren, playing his saxophone and playing golf.

His family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church of Liberty on Tuesday February 11, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. A service of remembrance is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday February 11, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Liberty, officiated by Reverend Lindsey Smith. A private interment will follow at Liberty City Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Marcus Brand, John Travis Potetz, Drew Potetz, Cullen Potetz, Dustin Brand and John Paul Potetz. Honorary pallbearers are the Men's Bible Class of the First United Methodist Church of Liberty and Harvey Joiner.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Hajdik

Jerome S. “Jerry” Hajdik, 78, of Dayton, died Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the East Houston Regional Medical Center in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held prior to services. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jerry was born December 24, 1935 in Wallace, to parents; Joseph and Louise Skarpa Hajdik, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton. He was the former owner of Jerry’s Grocery, veteran of the US Army, and enjoyed gardening, and making sausage.

Mr. Hajdik was preceded in death by his father: Joseph Hajdik, mother: Louise Skarpa Hajdik, brother: Joe Hajdik, sister: Eleanor Prochazka, and brothers-in-law: Richard Johnson and Leo Prochazka. He is survived by his son: Michael Hajdik and wife Stacy of Dayton, daughters: Dolly Lanier of Spring and Jerrilynn Reed and husband Larry of Dayton, sisters: Mary Johnson of Houston, Mildred Sodolak and husband Alvin of Houston, Alice Buras and husband Ted of Houston, and Margie Chovanec and husband Ladd of Houston, mother of his children: Zoetta Croft of Liberty, sister-in-law: Aline Parker of Dayton, grandchildren: Josh, Rachel, Tiffani, Kelsey, Kali, Mikayla, and Chris, great-grandson: Zackary, his faithful companion: Chester, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Barnett

Jimmie L. McPike Barnett, 76, of Houston, died Friday, February 7, 2014, at Park Manor of The Woodlands.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Center Hill Baptist Church with burial following at the Center Hill Cemetery. 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 Cleveland.

Jimmie was born December 28, 1937 in Oakhurst, to parents; Jimmie Lee and Becky L. Caswell McPike, a former resident of Corpus Christi, and has resided in Houston since 1978. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts and drawing.

Mrs. Barnett was preceded in death by her father: Jimmie Lee McPike, mother: Becky L. Caswell McPike, and brothers: Jessie and Carlbert McPike. She is survived by her husband of 41 years: Jerry C. Barnett of Conroe, daughter: Janelle Short and husband Charles of Conroe, stepdaughter: Shelley Estep of Dallas, stepsons: Keith A. Barnett and wife Chrissy of NV and Larry Barnett of MD, brother: Robert W. McPike of Houston, grandchildren: Jeremy C. Burke, Chip Estep, Cody Barnett, Dillon Barnett, and Nicholas Barnett, great-grandchildren: Chloe, Clara, and Hannah, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of usual floral remembrances, the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association at P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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South

Dianna Kay South, 57, of Shepherd, died Friday, February 7, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Dianna was born June 3, 1956 in Kansas City, MO, to parents; Fred A. South and Frances J. Atkinson, and has resided in the Shepherd area throughout most of her life. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Shepherd where she taught Sunday school, and a Member at the Cleveland Senior Center.

Miss South was preceded in death by her stepmother: Doris South, brother: Stephen Arnold South, brother-in-law: Thomas Stein, and nephew: Jonathan Allen Dorough. She is survived by her father: Fred Arnold South of OR, mother: Frances J. Atkinson Baggett and husband Charles of Shepherd, sisters: Sherrie Lynn Stein of Shepherd and Elaina Sue Dorough and husband Wayne of Coldspring, nephews: Charles Brandon Stein and wife Whitney of MO and Patrick Ryan Stein and Amy of Houston, four great-nephews: Justin Lee of CO. Braiden, Chasten, and Denton Stein all of MO, and numerous other relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Brosseit-Ward

Mildred Polley Brosseit-Ward, 54, of Dayton, died Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with graveside services held at 1:00 p.m., at the Garden Park Cemetery in Conroe. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Mildred was born October 7, 1959 in Baytown, to parents; Robert A. and Lou Dell Breeden Polley. She was a former resident of Houston and has resided in Dayton for the past 14 years. She was a file clerk for Kroger in Atascocita with 34 years of employment and enjoyed gardening, her pets, and spending time with family.

Mrs. Brosseit-Ward was preceded in death by her father: Robert A. Polley. She is survived by her husband of 14 years: Donald H. “Don” Ward of Dayton, son: Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin A. Brosseit of the US Navy, mother: Lou Dell Breeden Polley of Dayton, sister: Rebecca Garcia and husband Leroy of Karnes City, brothers: Robert E. Polley and wife Melanie of Deer Park, Barry L. Polley of Pasadena, and Phillip E. Polley of Dayton, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of usual floral remembrances the family requests that donation be made to the SPCA of Texas, ATTN: Development, 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, Texas 75212.

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

Downs

Barbara J. Thetford Downs, 67, of Daisetta, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with graveside services held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, at the Cross Plains Cemetery in Cross Plains, TX. 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.

Barbara was born April 13, 1946 in Rising Star, to parents; Harold Thetford and Bobbie Mae Watson, a former resident of Cross Plains, and has resided in Daisetta for the past 32 years. She was a homemaker, member of the First Assembly of God in Daisetta, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, bird watching, and camping.

Mrs. Downs was preceded in death by her father: Harold Thetford, stepfather: Ted Casey, daughter: Sierra Ethridge, stepdaughter: Rhonda Downs Luce, sister: Margaret Owens, and grandparents: Troy and Myrtle “Mae” Watson. She is survived by her husband of 32 years: Johnny M. “Buddy” Downs of Daisetta, sons: Gary E. “Eugene” Ford of Cross Plains, James B. “Brian” Ford and wife Jennifer of Daisetta, and Corey Ford and wife Heather of Liberty, stepdaughters: Jody Guidry of Daisetta and Susan Bell and husband James of Channelview, stepson: Johnny M. Downs, Jr. of Daisetta, mother: Bobbie M. Watson Casey of Cross Plains, sisters: Debbie Mathis of Cross Plains, Sandra Abernathy of Brownwood, and Pam Thetford of Cross Plains, brother: Max Thetford and wife Linda of Brownwood, son-in-law: Buddy Luce of Daisetta, 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Glass

Charles Aaron Glass, 77, a resident of Dayton, Texas died Wednesday February 5, 2014.

Charles Glass survived by his wife Ann Glass 3 children Randy Glass, Leesa Glass, Toni Glass and 13 grandchildren. Charles Glass was a loving respected generous man that was much loved and will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends and family at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton from 5-8 PM on Monday February 10, 2014.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Community Christian Church, 5445 CR 1409, Dayton, with Pastor Jose Flores officiating with refreshments at 11AM.

Interment will follow in Palms Memorial Park.  

Pereira

Jami Lynn Pereira, 47, of Hankamer, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at her residence. 

She was born June 17, 1966 in Walnut Creek, California to James and Bonnie Jenkins.
Jami enjoyed drawing, writing poetry and was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by her daughter Teara Adams, of Crosby; son Jack Wade Adams, of Texas City; mother Bonnie Jenkins, of Hankamer; brother James C. Jenkins and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Family requests no services.Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, Texas.

Lemelle

Lionel Marmon Lemelle age 68 of Liberty died Tuesday at Memorial Herman Hospital.

Lionel was born October 20, 1945 in Leonville, LA the son of the late Joseph Lionel Lemelle and Cecilia Auzenne Lemelle. Lionel worked for many years as an electrician for numerous companies. He volunteered as a Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts, Ames Easter Rodeo, and the Ames Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the St. Miles Men’s Prayer Group, Our Father’s House Church, and the Republic of Texas. Lionel also served in the US Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam Era. He had a heart as big as Texas and would do anything for anybody. He loved everybody and never met a stranger, and he had accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his son Jason Lemelle.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Anna Lemelle, sons; Samuel, Lionel Joseph, John, and Scott Lemelle, brothers; Victor, Jesse, John, Joseph, Jude, and Leon Lemelle, sisters; Angelina Papillion, Mable Sam, and Gail Thierry, honorary daughter Tiffany Calhoun, grandchildren; Alexius Masters, D.J. Lemelle, Aaliyah Lemelle and Skylar Lemelle. In addition he leaves a host of nieces and nephews and other close friends and relatives. Lionel will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A visitation will be held Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6-9PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 11AM Saturday February 8, 2014 at Cornerstone Church, Liberty, Texas with burial to follow in Palms Memorial Park. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Warren

Lois Ann Jacobs Warren, 92, of Anahuac, Texas died Friday, January 31, 2014. 

She was born March 13, 1921 in Goodrich, Texas to Arthur and Martha Jacobs.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac.

Mrs. Warren and her late husband Voygt Warren owned and operated Voygt’s Variety Store in Anahuac, Liberty, Dayton and Highlands for over 32 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband Voygt Warren, two sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by her daughter Viviann Boyer and husband Kevin, of Wallisville, Tx.; grandchildren Katie Leister and husband Brandon, of Buckeye, Az., Calli Bitner and husband Eric, of Weslaco, Tx., Morgan Boyer and Mason Boyer, both of Anahuac, Tx.; great grandchildren Theodore Bitner, Ainsley Bitner, Addison Bitner, Leyton Leister and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be on Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 8:00AM until 9:00AM at the First United Methodist Church, 204 Trinity St., Anahuac, Texas where funeral services will be conducted at 9:00AM.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist of Anahuac, 204 Trinity St., Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Funeral services are under the directions of Sterling Funeral Home, Anahuac, Texas.

Larrison

Leslie “Bubby” E. Larrison, 54, of Hankamer, died Friday, January 31, 2014.

Bubby was born September 10, 1959 in Huntsville, Texas to Jeff and Carolyn Larrison.  Bubby was preceded in death by his mother Carolyn Larrison and grandmother Mary Crawford and mother and father in law Glen and Pauline Fuller.

Bubby was Co-Owner of Cain’s Welding Service.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his two grandson’s.  He also enjoyed gardening and hunting with friends.  He also loved spending time on the family’s farm and helping his Daddy around his home.  He loved helping others in need.  He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac.

Bubby is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Kathy Larrison, of Hankamer; daughter: Shelly Riley and husband Billy, of Conroe Tx.  Grandmother Evie Larrison Wooten, of Huntsville, Tx . Father Jeff Larrison, of Phelps Tx, Brother Larry Larrison and Wife M.J, of Cleburne Tx, and sister Cissy Larrison, of Anahuac Tx.  Grandson’s PVC Brett  Fregia, of Colorado Springs, CO, and Harley McBride, of Conroe Tx.  Also numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

A visitation with the family will be on Friday, February 7, 2014, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM at Sterling Funeral Home, Anahuac, Texas.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 1:00PM at the First United Methodist Church, 204 Trinity St., Anahuac, Texas with Rev. Len Shoemaker and Rev. Kelly Krone officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Artus Standley, Mark Hopson, Richard Cain, Sam Pate, Carl Aplin, and Ronnie Patterson.

Services are under the directions of Sterling Funeral Home, Anahuac, Texas.

Abbott

Santina Anna “Sancy” Abbott age 63 of Liberty passed away Monday February 3, 2014 in Liberty.

Santina was born in Tripoli, Libya November 1, 1950 the daughter of the late Luigi Antonio Uras and Benedetta Chirchillo Uras. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and attending her church Maple St. Church of Christ. She worked for fifteen years as a guard at the Liberty County Jail.

Santina leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Tonya Kasper and husband Gary, son Mark Pemberton, daughter Maryann Ezell and husband Justin, sister Luisa Ward, ex-husband Everett Abbott III, and stepson Everett Abbott IV. In addition she leaves her grandchildren Adrian Garcia, Annabella Garcia, Kaden Ezell, Lily Pemberton, and Samantha Thompson, three nieces and a nephew.

She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. A funeral service will be held 2PM Friday February 7, 2014 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas with visitation to be held one hour prior. Burial will be held privately. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Summers

Sondra Kay Summers, 54, of Hardin ,died Sunday February 2, 2014 at the Beaumont Baptist Hospital with close family gathered at her side.

She was born July 27, 1959, in Conroe, TX to Rayvon Percy Thomas and Frances Amanda Watts. Sondra entered in holy matrimony with Edward Summers on December 2, 1983 and enjoyed over 30 joyous years of marriage. She worked outside the home and then later returned to the job she really loved, being a homemaker and raising up her four children. She loved to cook and everyone knew what a great cook she was. She had a heart of gold and loved to help anyone in need and never hesitated when called upon. She loved spending time with and doing for her family, she always went above and beyond. She was an amazing wife, an amazing Momma, and a wonderful Mimi.

She is preceded in death by her biological father, Rayvon Percy Thomas; brother, James Falls.

She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Ed "Flupe" Summers of Hardin; parents, Kenneth and Frances Watts of Hardin; children, Amanda Ballard and husband Seth of Baytown, Chrissy Watson and husband Troy of Katy, Mary Summers of Hardin, Jack Summers of Hardin; grandchildren, Cory Earnest, Landon Earnest and Brayson Earnest all of Baytown, Aden Watson and Lane Watson of Katy; siblings, Lisa Gahan of Cleveland, Brenda Burnett and husband Marvin of Kountze, Gaila Smith and husband Brandt of Arkansas, Karen Waters and husband Ron of College Station, Loretta Daniels of Colorado and Bruce Watts and wife Robbie of Montgomery.

Her family will receive friends at Faith and Family Funeral Services on Wednesday February 5, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.. A service of remembrance is scheduled for Thursday February 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Services, officiated by Reverend Tony Hines. Interment will follow at Felps Cemetery in Thicket.
Serving as pallbearers will be Cory Earnest, Landen Earnest, Brayson Earnest, Joseph Gahan, Benjamen Smith and David "Andy" Elkins.

To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Faith and Family Funeral Services, 40847 HWY 105 E., Batson, TX, 77519, (936) 262-2100 or (936) 336-2222.

Ballard

Barbara Ann Ballard 72 of Daisetta, TX died on Saturday February 1, 2014.

A service or remembrance will be held on Thursday February 6, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at the Pentecostal Tabernacle church located on FM 2830 N. Liberty, Texas with Pastor Carolyn " Sue" Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow at the Hardin, chapel cemetery. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday February 5, 2014 beginning at 5:00P. M. also at the church.

Barbara was born September 5, 1941 in Liberty, to her parents Tennie Dagle and Betty Fregia. She had lived in Daisetta, and was an homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle church in Liberty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, also her husband; Donald Ballard, brothers; James Foster Dagle, Joseph Wilson Dagle, Eule Dagle, Velia Lee Dagle Whitmire, sisters; Betty Joyce Dagle, Mary Christine Dagle, and Rose Ella Proctor.

Survivors are sons; Joseph Ballard and wife Monica of Daisetta, LeeRoy Ballard of Daisetta, Aaron Ballard of Cheyenne, WY. Brother Tennie Dagle and wife Ella of Liberty, sister; Ellen Gaston James of Hull, Norma Fontenot of Liberty. Brother-in-law; Tex Procter of Saratoga, grandchildren; are Mikael, Mallori, Cordell, Cody, Betty Ann, Chelsea, and Dakota, and five great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Joseph Ballard, Dakota Ballard, Aaron Ballard, Mikael Ballard, Betty Ann Ballard, Larry Fontenot, and Allen Collette. Honorary pallbearer is Cody Ballard.

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

To view online obituary visit us at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/ " Earning your trust one family at a time."

Richter

E. R. “Sonny” Richter, Jr., 74, of Dayton, died Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the First Baptist Church with burial following at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Sonny was born November 11, 1939 in Liberty, to parents; Dr. E. R. Richter and Alphene Paden Richter, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton. He was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1957, attended Baylor University, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Houston. Upon graduation, Sonny returned to Dayton and joined his brother-in-law at the family pharmacy where they worked side by side for the next 25 years. Sonny was a member of the First Baptist Church, Magnolia Ridge Country Club, Dayton Masonic Lodge #825, the Texas Pharmaceutical Association, the American Pharmaceutical Association, DeMolay, and Shriners. He was a member of Dayton I.S.D. School Board for nine years in which he held all positions including President. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working, playing tennis and golf.

Mr. Richter was preceded in death by his father: Dr. E. R. Richter, mother: Alphene Paden Richter, sister: Margel A. Richter Monahan, nephew: Roland Scott Roberts, parents-in-law: Bertha and Drue McGinty, and brother-in-law: Drue McGinty, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 54 years: Tish McGinty Richter of Dayton, daughter: Robyn Richter Kline and husband Allyn of Dayton, son: E. R. “Bubba” Richter, III and wife Nancy of Dayton, grandchildren: Matt Kline and wife Megan, Hunter Richter, Chris Conner and Jenn, niece: Kristi Schuepbach and husband Ken, nephews: Rusty Roberts, Jim McGinty and wife Kerri, great-nephews: Drue McGinty, Max McGinty, Jack Schuepbach, and Roland Roberts, also many other relatives and friends.

The family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Dayton, 202 East Houston, Dayton, Texas 77535, the Jones Public Library, 801 South Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535 or the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 606, Dayton, Texas 77535 in Sonny’s name.

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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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