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Trant

Esther Faye Watson Trant, 90, of Wallisville, Texas, died Friday, July 03, 2015 at The Arboretum in Winnie, Texas.

She was born on February 17, 1925 to Raymond F. Watson and Ella Syer Watson of Wallisville, Texas.  Faye was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Carlton W. Trant, Sr.; Three brothers Ralph, Mitchell and Ed Watson; Two sisters Mary O’Brian and Myrtle Myzell; and a great grandson, Dastan Trant.

Faye is survived by: a sister, Elsie Dunman; son, Wheeler Trant and wife, Diane; daughter Carren Sparks and husband, Richard; son, Paul Trant; special daughter in-law Lucille Leger.  Nine grandchildren: Glenn Trant and wife Kimberly; Mike Trant and wife Melanie; Dane Jones; Paula Hays and husband Josh; Eric Trant and wife Aamanda; Nathan Trant and wife Jennifer; Leslie Rhame and husband Kenny; Kym Hunt and Kristee Hunt. 19 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and special friend James “Buddy” Mitchell.  Special thanks goes to her caregivers Selena Spencer, Barbara Simon and Barbara Thomas in addition to the staff at The Arboretum of Winnie, Texas and the Gentiva Hospice group.

Faye was a very active member in her church, Eminence Baptist.  She worked as an office assistant for Dr. T.L. Fahring in Anahuac for many years.  Along with being a strong advocate of Bayside Community Hospital, she served as president on the board of directors and was a member of the hospital auxiliary.  As an ambassador for Sterling Funeral Home, she served for 12+ years assisting the community.  In addition, Faye belonged to the Order of Eastern Star #649.  Sewing was her favorite hobby, which she did for many a young lady in their need for prom dresses, bridesmaid’s dresses, or any other seamstress needs.  One thing she enjoyed most was fishing with her late husband and partner, as can be attested by her many friends and relatives who often appeared with them on Toledo Bend Lake.

Visitation will be held at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, Texas on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 in the evening.  Funeral services will be held at Eminence Baptist Church in Wallisville, Texas on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM with Reverend Richard Hensley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Anahuac Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 South Main St., Anahuac, Texas  77514. Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eminence Baptist Church Building Fund 6603 FM563 N Wallisville, Texas 77597; or Bayside Community Hospital Auxiliary Fund Post Office Box 398 Anahuac, Texas  77514.

Jacobs

Monda Kay Kibrige Jacobs, 67, of Dayton, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, Texas.

Monda was born July 21, 1947 in Dover, Ohio, daughter to the late William E. and Clara E. Frank Kibrige. Formerly a resident of Atascocita, she had resided the past four years in the Dayton area   Monda was a graduate of the Middletown High School class of 1965, attended Flint Community College, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and served as the 3rd District Chairperson of the Louisiana Girls State Program.   She was a talented musician and passed these musical talents on to her children and grandchildren. Monda was an avid animal lover and enjoyed watching movies, shopping online, making jewelry, and bird-watching. She was also a sports fan and enjoyed watching tennis and baseball.

Monda is survived by her husband of 43 years: Jake Jacobs of Dayton, daughter: Lori Jacobs Cyr and husband Richard, II of Atascocita, son:  Frank Jacobs and wife Margo of Colorado, brother: William “Bill” Kibrige, III of Ohio, grandchildren: Morgan Cyr, Bailey Cyr, Felicity Jacobs, Madilynn Jacobs, and Grant Jacobs, along with numerous other relatives and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Monda’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2015, at the Atascocita United Methodist Church in Atascocita, Texas. Pastor Deborah Proctor will officiate. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to help cover Monda’s medical expenses. Please send to: Community Bank of Texas Monda Jacobs Memorial Fund 19010 W. Lake Houston Pkwy. Humble, TX  77346.

To leave your thoughts and memories for the family, please visit the guest book at www.pacestancil.com.

Ray

Lavina Walters Ray, age 95, died Saturday, June 27, 2015.

She was born December 26, 1919 parents Tillman and Maude Walters who preceded her in death along with her husband William Ray; siblings, Pauline Hornberger, Edna Mae Walding, Vestor Walters, John Walters, Leo Walters, Rusty Walters, Jay Walters, and Elmon Walters; and grandchild, Roland Scott Roberts.

Survivors include her; children, Samuel Wayne Roberts and wife Cathryn Ann Roberts, and Barbara Jean Douglass and husband Joseph Weldon Douglass; grandchildren, Ernest Richard Roberts, Dr. Ken and Kristi Lyn Schuepbach, Joseph Patrick and Angie Douglass, Samuel Paul and Kerri Douglass, and Deborah Sue and Jonathan Bellizio; great-grandchildren, Roland Scott Roberts, Jack Samuel Schuepbach, Samuel Paul Douglass, Jr., Joseph Andrew Douglass, Jackson Lee Douglass, Laura Emily Douglass, Christine Elizabeth Douglass, Anna Marie Douglass, Jonathan Chase Bellizio, and Addison Lynn Bellizio; numerous other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2015 at Peebles Cemetery, Goodrich, Texas.

Moore

Evelyn Jane Moore age 79 died Wednesday July 1, 2015 in Houston.

Evelyn was born in Parma, Missouri September 24, 1935 the daughter of the late Edward “Val” Pope and Martha Pullum Pope.

Evelyn worked as a bookkeeper at the family business as well as worked as a waitress and in the factories back in Missouri and Illinois. She was a great cook. She loved baking, embroidering, and doing for others.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Leonard A. Moore, daughter Donna Diann Moore, and a sister Linda Kay Parris.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children; Linda Christie and husband Thomas, Eric Moore and wife Darlene, and Danny Miller, brothers; Bill Pope and wife Linda, Ray Parris and wife Regina, sisters; Maxine Fadler and Lois Corlew. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren, Daniel Christie, Emily Moore, Lisa Alsup, Michael Christie, Heather Hall, Amy Masters, Bubba Masters, and Jacklyn Masters, as well as eleven great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Evelyn will be held Sunday July 5, 2014 from 5-9PM at Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Dayton, Texas 77575. Funeral services to be held 10AM Monday July 6, 2015 at the funeral home. Burial to follow the service in Palms Memorial Park. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Dunigan

Nellie “Nadine” Clark Dunigan, 74, of Liberty, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Linney 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 Home in Dayton.

Nadine was born January 20, 1941 in Cleveland, to parents; Arthur E. and Rosalie Hales Clark, and was a lifelong resident of Liberty.  She had attended Liberty High School and was a member of Bible Way Pentecostal Church.  Throughout her life she had worked as a car hop, a grocery store clerk, and for National Pipe and Tube.  She also enjoyed flowers, quilting, her pets, traveling, and working puzzles with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Dunigan was preceded in death by her parents, sons:  Perry Sean Wiggins and Terry Lee Wiggins, daughter:  Rose Eulalor Wiggins, grandchildren:  Baby Mitchum, Patrick Joseph Pitts, and Dean Travis Wiggins, cousins:  Shirley Clark, Carol Clark Franklin, and Freida Clark, and niece:  Cindy Wiggins.  She is survived by her husband of 31 years:  Bobby Ray “Bob” Dunigan of Liberty, daughters:  Jessica Earlene Banning of Crosby and Denise Slaydon and husband Jerry of Louisiana, son:  Edward Dunigan of Spring, sisters:  Patsy Clark of Willis and Bea Groda of Willis, grandchildren:  Heather Mitchum-Moya, Perry Mitchum, Timothy Juarez, Misty Barnes, Kelly Mamerow, Buckie Crawford, Heidi Wiggins, Tara Wiggins, Jason Wiggins, Albert Jones, Gay Lynn Cramer, and Clyde Jones, 24 great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends.

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

Lampson

John Anthony Lampson, 87, of Dayton, Texas, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

He was born on August 29, 1927 in Stafford, Texas, to parents T.J. Lampson and Mary Cangelosi Lampson.

John was a 1945 graduate of Missouri City High School. He attended Sam Houston State University, graduating in 1952 with a Vocational Agriculture Degree. John retired from Rohm and Haas Chemical Company after 33 years of service. He and his family spent their spare time farming, ranching, and gardening. He was a faithful member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He leaves behind a very close and happy family.

John was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed many hunting, camping, and fishing trips with his family and friends. He loved to support his Houston Rockets, Astros, and Texans.

John is preceded in death by his parents, his son Stephen Lampson, and grandson Lane Smith. He is survived by his lovely wife of 63 years, Mary Ann Schoener Lampson of Dayton; sisters Mary Bullock of Stafford and Lee Jacobs and husband Louis of Houston; daughter, Deborah Lampson of Houston and Ralph Gardner of Canyon Lake; sons Michael Lampson and wife Misty of Huntsville, Mark Lampson and wife Carolyn of Kerrville, and John Paul Lampson and wife Katy of Huntsville, grandchildren Ryan and Randi Lampson, Matt and Jared Lampson and Hannah Hendricks, James and John Lampson, Ty and Trey Smith, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2015 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton, Texas. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 804 South Cleveland, Dayton, Texas. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the church.

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

Prejean

Marjory J. Prejean age 83 died Tuesday June 30, 2015 in Baytown.

Marjory was born in Port Arthur, Texas April 8, 1932 the daughter of the late Heath Johnson and Jennie Lee Bishop Johnson. Marjory was a homemaker who loved nothing more than spending her time with her family. She also enjoyed spending time outside no matter what the weather.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Orrie Prejean Sr., brothers; Albert, James, Eugene, and Edmond Johnson, and a grandson Jarrod Desormeaux.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons; Phillip Prejean and Orrie Prejean Jr. and his wife Robin, daughters; Jeanette Keeler, Keron Morrison, Peggy Gonzalez and husband Noe, brother Lenard Lee Johnson and wife Linda. In addition she leaves fourteen grandchildren, thirty-five great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held 11AM Friday July 3, 2015 at Sterling Funeral Home, 1101 S. Main Anahuac, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial for Marjory will take place following the service in Anahuac Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Copeland

Joe Paul Copeland, 57, of Dayton, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Grace Community Baptist Church with graveside services at 3:00 p.m., Friday, at the Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst.  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.

Joe was born December 2, 1957 in Houston, to parents; Clarence E. and Mary H. Currie Copeland, a former resident of LaPorte, and has resided in Dayton for the past 30 years.  He was a graduate of the Pasadena High School class of 1976, attended San Jacinto Community College, employed as a maintenance specialist for Chevron Phillips, and member of the Pasadena Masonic Lodge #1155.  He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and especially spending time with his family.

Mr. Copeland was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law:  Damon Charles Thomas, Sr.  He is survived by his wife of 29 years:  Fawn Thomas Copeland of Dayton, children:  Cody Copeland and Ciara of Dayton, Kayla Copeland-Jones and husband Joshua of Dayton, and Caleb James Copeland and wife Taelor of Dayton, grandchildren:  Layla Copeland, Joe Paul Copeland, II, Jase Jones, brothers:  Steven Copeland of LaPorte and Clarence Copeland, III of Deer Park, numerous other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire, donations may be made to the Run for the Rose/Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation,
5300 N. Braeswood Blvd., #4-350, Houston, TX 77096, in Joe’s name.

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

Lambert

Ava Lilly and Darian Joseph Lambert, infant twins of Darnell and Paloma Guerra Lambert of Shepherd, died Friday, June 26, 2015, at the Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens Cemetery in Cleveland with burial following thereafter.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Ava and Darian are survived by their parents:  Darnell and Paloma Guerra Lambert of Shepherd, siblings:  Destiny Lambert of Pennsylvania, Yazmeen Guadamuz of Florida, Elise Guadamuz of Shepherd, Nadia Lambert of Shepherd, and Darius Lambert of Shepherd, grandparents:  Carmen Klatt and fiancé Gary Copeland of Shepherd, and Mary Little and husband James of Shepherd, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.

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Lovings

Virginia Ellen Lovings 77 of Coldspring, formerly of Brookeland, died Saturday June 27, 2015 at Cornerstone Health Care Group in Conroe.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Chaplain Jerry Fenter officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Monday June 29, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

Born in Corpus Christi, she had lived in Cleveland, before moving to Brookeland, where she had lived for 20 years prior to moving to Coldspring. She had worked for Bealls Department Store in Conroe and in Dayton before retiring.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harley Davis Lovings Sr. parents, Virgil Manous and Eva Hoover. Son, James M. Lovings, granddaughter, Carol Ann Hardy and great grandson, Mann L. Green.

Survivors are son, Harley Lovings Jr. and wife Vickie of Coldspring, daughter, Debra Johnson and husband Jeff of Hardin.

Brothers, Virgil Manous and wife Jeannie of San Augustine, Robert Manous and wife Helen of Wallisville, Floyd Manous of Hemphill, and Ricky Manous of Vidor.

Grandchildren are Sonny Hardy, Amanda Wallace, Tony Johnson, Brian Peterson, Heather Green, and Kayla Peterson.

Great grandchildren are Laken Hardy, Mason Wallace, Maddie Wallace, Matthew Wallace, Aryanna Green, Arabella Green, Brayden Johnson, and Colton Peterson.

Serving as pallbearers are John Kinser, Mike McCrerey, Ricky O'Briant, Dickey O'Briant, Steve O'Briant, Brian Peterson, and Tony Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers are Bruce Smith and Dubby Graves.

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

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Glenn

Jesse Glenn, 82, of Hull, died June 26, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jesse was born August 25, 1932 in Dryprong, Louisiana, to parents; Frank and Pearl Walker Glenn, a former resident of Liberty, and has resided in Hull for the past 19 years.  He was a veteran of the US Army, member of the Day Springs Church, and a retired longshoreman for I.L.A #1273.  He also enjoyed fishing and sports.

Mr. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 49 years:  Jewel Glenn, brothers:  Huey, Ernest, and Henry Glenn, and sister:  Darlene Chandler.  He is survived by his daughter:  Wanda Joyce High and husband Alva of Baytown, sons:  Jesse Andrew Glenn, Jr. and wife Sandy of Tarkington Prairie, Johnny Frank Glenn and wife Debra of Smith Point, and Kevin Wayne Glenn and wife Tracey of Baytown, sister:  Gloria Avery of Louisiana, brother:  Houston Glenn of Louisiana, grandchildren:  Jesse Andrew Glenn, III, Andrea Anderson, Bucky Glenn, Steven High, Jeffrey High, Brandon Glenn, and Kelli Glenn, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Riggins

Randall Lee Riggins Sr. died Friday, June 26, 2015 at his home in Wallisville, TX after a courageous fight with cancer. 

Randy was born September 29, 1959 to JD and Florence Riggins.  Randy was the greatest husband, father, grandfather and friend that anyone could ask for.

He is survived by his loving wife of thirty years, Dee Riggins, who has been his nurse and biggest supporter through the years.  His daughter, Emily Bogue and husband Mathew, daughter Cassy Payne and husband Kyle, son, Randall Riggins Jr and girlfriend Kathleen Bryant, grandkids, Lana, Connor, Brogan, Kyra, Evan, Kamryn, Zoe, Grant, Logan, Brandon and Zack, sister, Lounette Riggins, brother, Butch Riggins and wife Hattie, brother, John Riggins and wife Cindy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, JD and Florence Riggins and sister Sandy Bowl.  Randy will be missed by his entire family and all his friends.

Visitation for Randall Lee Riggins Sr will be Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel at Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 South Main, Anahuac, TX.  Cremation services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Dean

Barbara Ann Dean of Anahuac, TX died June 26, 2015, at the age of 83. 

Barbara was born in Port Arthur, TX and graduated from Bishop Byrne High School.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, August and Irma Neeb, husband, Robert “Bob” Dean and daughter, Wendy Dean.  She is survived by her loving son, Joe Dean and wife, Brenda Dibello; brother, Donald Neeb; sister-in-law Juanita Benoit and husband Bobby Lee.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, family members and friends.  A very special thanks to Rosemont Assisted Living-Kingwood and Silverado Hospice-North Houston for their care.

Services for Barbara Ann Dean will be Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11am at the First United Methodist Church in Anahuac.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service from 10am to 11am.  Burial will follow at Anahuac Cemetery.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Hines

Helen E. Hines age 92 formally of Raywood died Friday June 26, 2015 in Dallas.

Helen was born July 10, 1922 in Bronson, Texas the daughter of the late Frank Ellison and Willie Jordan Ellison Drawhorn. Helen was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren as well as spending time at her cabin in Colorado. She was an active member of the Liberty\Dayton Chapter of the Eastern Star and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Devers.  She also enjoyed playing piano, singing, scrapbooking, and studying the family genealogy. 

Helen was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband, T.D. Hines, sister Bernice Dubisson, brother Maurice Drawhorn, and her beloved daughter Helen Joyce Hines Hyden.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her grandchildren; Dana L. Hyden Sommerfield, Lisa Hyden Cooper and husband Tony, Micheal Hyden and wife Kara, great grandchildren; John Marc Cooper, Craig Cooper, Bryant Hyden, Julia Cooper, Jordan Sommerfield, Garret Hyden, and Jack Sommerfield. In addition she leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services for Helen will be held at 2PM Monday June, 29, 2015 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 4955 Pine St. Beaumont, Texas.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial to take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Beaumont, Texas.  Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575 has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memories and condolences can be shared online www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Waldrop

Anne Heckler Waldrop, 93, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at her residence in Houston.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Florence and William Heckler, two brothers, Bill and John Heckler, her husband, Leonard E. "Monk" Waldrop, sisters-in-law, Marion Heckler and Frances Waldrop, and brothers-in-law, Nelson Waldrop, Claude Waldrop and Raymond Waldrop of Liberty, Texas.

She is survived by her four loving children, David Waldrop of Yucca Valley, California, and Andy, Bill and Marianne Waldrop, all of Houston. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Waldrop of The Woodlands and Evelyn Waldrop of Madisonville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

At her request, there will be no service. Her remains will be interred in the family plot in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Illinois.
We wish to thank the wonderful people at Houston Hospice for their care and concern as well as the dear people that held our family in thought and prayer these last several months.

In lieu of usual remembrances, please consider a gift to Houston Hospice, the American Cancer Society, your local animal shelter, or the charity of your choice.

Harrington

Lorena “Toot” Simon Harrington, 91, of Dayton, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, at the St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Cow Island, Louisiana, with entombment following thereafter.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Lorena was born April 11, 1924 in Forked Island, Louisiana, to parents; Oday and Marie Borque Simon, a former resident of Fannett, and has resided in Dayton since 1968.  She was a homemaker and catholic by faith.  She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, crabbing, fishing, and going to the beach.

Mrs. Harrington was preceded in death by her parents, husband:  Ernest Harrington, sons:  Curlen and Ronald Harrington, granddaughter:  Angie Addington, great-granddaughter:  Stormie Addington, two brothers, and two sisters.  She is survived by her daughter:  Linda Addington and husband George of Dayton, sister:  Cecile Cox of Lake Charles, Louisiana, grandchildren:  Curtis Addington and wife Carol Ann, Glen Addington and wife Shannon, Jodi Plauck and husband Andy, Anna Caswell and husband Nate, and Randy Harrington, great-grandchildren:  Shelbie Addington, Kaitlyn Addington, Kendal Addington, Bri Cothren, Courtney Boudro, Sara Jamison, Julia Jamison, and Corrie Caswell, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

To those who desire, donations may be made to the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department at P.O. Box 606, Dayton, Texas 77535, in Lorena’s name.

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

Lehew

Thomas Robert Lehew, 57, of San Leon, TX. died on June 20, 2015 in Texas City.

Tommy was preceded in death by his dad: Robert Joseph Lehew, mom: Betty Ruth Wetherill Husser, Uncle and Aunt: Tommy and June Wetherill, and daughter: Crystal Lynn Lehew.

Survived by his sons: Thomas and Michael Lehew, grandson, dear friend: Peggy DeVault, brother: Richard Husser, and numerous cousins including Melinda Rhame, Robin Prejean, Julie Crawley, and Leslie Driggers. Tommy was a glazier for over 25 years. He loved his family. Fishing was his passion.

A private memorial lunch for Tommy and his Mom will be held for family on Saturday, June 27.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Coastal Fisheries Management. From the lake where we live, rivers and tides move and unite us.

Gone Fishing!!

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

Robinson

Catherine Redmon Robinson, 75, of Liberty, Texas passed away at her residence on June 16, 2015 with her loving family by her side. 

Catherine was born July 4, 1939, in Liberty, Texas, daughter of the late John Murphy Redmon, Sr. and Margaret Brooks Redmon. She graduated in 1957 from Liberty Training Center and went to Lee College where she received her degree as a LVN. Catherine worked for Home Healthcare for forty plus years.  She was a faithful member of Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on many committees. Catherine love bowling, bingo, shopping and traveling. She will be missed by all.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: John Murphy Redmon, Maurice Redmon, George Redmon; one sister: Margaret Brooks.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories: husband; Will Robinson, one son: Gregory Baldwin; one sister: Lillie Gradney; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Visitation: Friday, June 26, 2015, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Wells Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas, She will Lie-in-State, Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Wallisville Rd, Liberty, Texas, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, services will follow, Rev. A.K. Thomas, officiating. Interment Wells Memorial Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

Final arrangements entrusted to Wells Funeral Services 300 Alabama, Liberty, Texas. Memories and  
condolences can be shared online at www.wellsfuneralservices.com.

Ellis

Danny Lee Ellis age 53 formally of Liberty died Sunday June 21, 2015 at his home in Willis with his loving family by his side.

Danny was born April 19, 1962 in Onaga, Kansas the son of the late Robert Ellis and Icie Elizabeth Holley Ellis. He worked for numerous years as an Oilfield Mechanic last working at Tri-Point Energy and later Fourm Energy. Throughout Danny’s working career he spent a lot of time traveling, his work has taken him to Africa, Germany , Mexico and all over the United States. Danny was brave, strong, honest, and had a great sense of humor.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather to his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife and partner for nineteen years, Gwen Ellis, daughters Benjie Fregia and Shelly Courtney, sister Cindy Shackleford, and four beloved grandchildren; Draie Fregia, Katy Letney, Isabel Fregia, and Lanie Courtney. 

A memorial service for Danny will be celebrated Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Bayliss

Bobbie Carroll Bayliss age 66 of Highlands passed away June 18, 2015 in Franklinton, LA.

Bobbie was born in Biloxi, Mississippi January 11, 1949 the daughter of Robert Campbell and Janie Elise Nimmons Campbell. Bobbie enjoyed traveling; she especially enjoyed taking her five children on trips throughout the years. One of her favorite things to do was to get a hotel room just to get away. Many of Bobbie’s trips involved spending time at the beach. Bobbie was a graduate of the University of Houston; it was there she received bachelors in two disciplines. Bobbie started her career in education and later went on to be the owner/operator of H-Med Inc. as well as become the Director for Respiratory Therapy Department at Sunbelt hospital.

She was preceded in death by her father Robert Campbell. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children; Jesse Morgan wife Tammy, Danny Morgan wife Natasha, Chris Bayliss, Holley Morgan, and Cindy Friedrichs, sisters; Louise Ziriax, Marie Wilson, Patricia Reeves, Joyce Lednum, and Betsy Campbell, brother; Bobby Campbell; mother;  Janie Elise Campbell, Ex-husbands; Leonard Morgan and Bobby Bayliss, grandchildren; Whitley Eltrabulsi, Paige Garrett, Kristina Friedrichs, and Jesse Friedrichs, great-grandchildren; Emily, Zeiydan, Esmeralda, and Hellena. In addition she leaves her caregivers and adopted family; Theresa Vaughn, Larry Beard, and Tammy Kaib. She will sadly missed all who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Bobbie will be held Tuesday June 23, 2015 from 5-8PM at Wooster Baptist Church 7007 Bayway Dr. Baytown, Texas. Funeral services to be held 10AM Wednesday June 24, 2015 at the church with burial to follow in Earthman Memory Gardens Baytown, Texas. Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hobbs

Comer Earl Hobbs, age 77 of Liberty, died June 19, 2015 in Pasadena, TX.

Comer was born September 5, 1937 in Texas City, TX, son of the late William Washington Hobbs and Earlene Nottingham Hobbs.  He graduated from Dayton High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in History from Florida State University.  Comer retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after twenty-one years of dedicated service to his country.  After retirement, he worked for Red Smart as an electrician and then worked as a teacher for seventeen years.  Comer loved to read and work crossword puzzles as well as recondition his firearms.  But mostly, he loved his family.

Comer was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Vernon Eugene Hobbs and sister; Edith Mae Hearnsburger. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty-seven years; Marcia Hobbs of Liberty, daughters; Bonnie Portier of Liberty, Meredith Hackney and husband Thomas of Houston, sons; Steven Hobbs and wife Laura of Crosby, Stewart Hobbs and wife Brooke of Houston, brothers; William Hobbs and wife Johnnie of Cypress, Arthur Hobbs and wife Baynes of San Angelo, sisters; Linda Clark of Dayton, Kathy Worden and husband Les of Lumberton, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services for Comer Earl Hobbs will be Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty with burial to follow at Palms Memorial Cemetery in Dayton.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Dalton

Alva Marie “Pat” Philips Dalton, 85, of Dayton, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the Kindred Hospital in Baytown.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with rosary at 7p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Pat was born September 4, 1929 in LaGrange, to parents; Walker and Christine Kadlecek Philips, a former resident of Port Lavaca, and has resided in Dayton for the past seven years.  She was a homemaker, member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, and the Women’s International Leadership Association.  She also enjoyed gardening, fishing, dancing, and crafts.

Mrs. Dalton was preceded in death by her parents, husband:  Alonzo “Don” Dalton, son:  Troy Dalton, and brothers:  Frank Philips, William Philips, and Leboy Philips.  She is survived by her daughters:  Pam Mulcare and husband Mike of Dayton, Sandy Livanec and husband Mike of Dayton, and Donna Dalton of Dayton, sisters:  Evelyn Pickering of Tennessee and Jeanette Boutwell of Houston, brothers:  B.J. Philips of Gonzales, Leslie Philips of Houston, and Michael Philips of Sugarland, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, in Pat’s name.

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

Gaskin

Cathy L. Stiles Gaskin, 81, of Dayton, Texas died Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at a family residence in Dayton, Texas, in the company of loved ones as they celebrated her life in preparation for her peaceful journey to be with the Lord.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015, under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton and delivered by a close family friend Reverend Wayne Johnson. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.  Family and friends will gather in commencement after the ceremony at The Parker House meeting facility located at 201 S. Hill, Dayton, Texas, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cathy was born November 2, 1933 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to parents; Gilbert F. and Mildred P. Fleming Stiles. The family moved to Rockport, Texas in 1967 where she married Charles Gaskin in 1970, they moved to Dickinson, Texas, in 1977. After retiring as owner/operator of C & C Mobile Home and RV Park, Cathy enjoyed many years of travel with her loving husband and became a member of the Good Sam Club, a national travel club.  Cathy resided in Dayton, Texas for the past eight years, where she enjoyed her many hobbies including crafts, traveling, genealogy, photography and family gatherings.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, grandson: Travis Thompson, and sisters:  Alberta Snyder and Janet Karow.  She is survived by her husband of 44 years:  Charles “Pop” Gaskin of Dayton, Texas, children: daughters, Janet Odom and husband Wally of Moss Hill, Texas and Cindy Bowles and husband Shorty of Dayton, Texas; sons, Jim Henry and wife Pat of Wylie, Texas and Steve Russ and wife Debbie of Rockport, Texas; step-daughter, Melba Gaskin of Rockport, Texas and step-son Dwayne Gaskin and wife Margarette of Rockport, Texas; brother, Harry Blair Stiles and sister, Phyllis Marie Butterbaugh both of Indiana, Pennsylvania, 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of sending flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718, in Cathy’s name.

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

Read

William “Bill” Jack Read, 80, was surrounded by family when he died at Magnolia Place in Liberty, Texas on June 17, 2015.

Bill was born in Port Neches, Texas on March 25, 1935 to Leon and Bessie Read.  He grew up in Merryville, Louisiana before settling in Mauriceville, Texas.  An employee of Firestone for 42 years, Bill spent much of his spare time with his sons.  Whether it was fishing at Beavers Bend in Oklahoma or hunting in the Texas Hill Country, he enjoyed the outdoors and sharing the tall tales of their adventures.  His final years were spent in the community of Liberty, Texas.  Bill was active in the First United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and looked forward each year to the annual men’s banquet.  He was passionate about helping others and continued his service at the Liberty Senior Activity Center.  You could often find Bill at the Liberty Opry on Saturday evenings, enjoying the music and friendship of many.  After moving to Magnolia Place, Bill remained active by calling bingo games, supporting Spirit of Sharing, and those special lunches at Minnie’s place.  As the President of the residents group, he made sure that all the residents had an ear to listen and an extra pair of hands to help with whatever they needed.

Bill was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Majol Basco Read.  He is survived by their three sons, Blane Read and wife, Joanna, of Mauriceville; Bruce Read and wife, Linda, of Little Cypress; and Barry Read and his wife, Kristi, of Katy.  He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Catherine Holt Read, and son, John Holt.  He is survived by Kathy Johnson and husband, Bill, of Danbury; Jacque Holt; Rick Holt and wife, Emma; and Jess Holt and wife, Kelly, all of Deer Park.  Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara Herrington Read, and children Deena Van Pelt and husband, Robert, of Mauriceville; and Darren Grissom and wife, Sarah, of Leander, Texas.

Family was at the center of Bill’s life and he treasured every moment with his siblings.  Bill was preceded in death by his sisters, Ida Mae Hennigan and Bee Hare Guillott.  He is survived by his two brothers , John P. Read and wife, Darlene, of Orange; and Gerald Read and wife, Gene, of Merryville, Louisiana; along with his two sisters, Merle Craft and Aileen Read, both of Merryville, Louisiana.  Bill was a caring and proud grandfather of seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and the favorite uncle to dozens of very special nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 5 pm – 8 pm on Friday, June 19, with funeral services on Saturday, June 20, at 10 am.  Both the visitation and funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Liberty.   A graveside service, at St. Mary’s cemetery in Orange, will follow the funeral at 3:00 pm.  All services are under the care of Allison Funeral Service.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralsevice.cm.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff and residents of Magnolia Place, Dave Neal, and to the family of Juan and Maria Venegas, owners of Casa Don Boni.  Your care and friendship was a blessing to Bill and our entire family.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Magnolia Place Activity Fund, 1620 Magnolia Street, Liberty, Texas 77575.

Wilson

Ronnie Harold Wilson, 67, of Dayton, died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at his residence.

Ronnie was born February 28, 1948 in Gainesville, to parents; Bine Lackey and Lee Etta Rutherford, a former resident of Baytown, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 24 years.  He was a graduate of the McAllen High School and a retired technician for Houston Lighting and Powe.  He also enjoyed wood working, reading, and the computer.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents and daughter:  Serina Terrell.  He is survived by his wife of 24 years:  Carolyn Ford Wilson of Dayton, son:  Ronnie Wilson and wife Rose of Porter, daughters:  Veronica Lowrey of Spring and Sandra Gomez of Liberty, sister:  Leona Melton of Cleveland, brothers:  Lee Wilson of Baytown and Paul Wilson of Ft. Worth, grandchildren:  Alyson, Victoria, Veronika, Kyle, Bryan, Cherish, Shannon, Ted, Megan, and Amanda, six great-grandchildren with one on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Collins

Heath "Heathie" Collins 44, of Hull, died Saturday June 13, 2015 at the Liberty-Dayton Hospital.

A service of remembrance will be held Friday June 19, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating.

Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel cemetery of Hardin. The family will be receiving friends Thursday June 18, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

Heath was born November 11, 1970 in Liberty, to Edward Collins and Joyce Leopard. Heath lived in Hull most of his life and was a self-employed mechanic.

He is preceded in death by his father, E.D. Collins, great-niece, Makayla Elizabeth Trove and sister-in-law, Donna Moyer Collins.

He is survived by his mother, Joyce Leopard Collins of Hull, wife, Christy Collins of Hull, sons, Joshua Collins of Dayton, Steven Collins of Dayton and Jonathan Collins of Hull and daughter Jessie Collins of Hull.

Brothers, Edward Glenn Collins of Hull, and Michael Collins of Marshall. Sisters, Joy Evans and husband Bobby of Daisetta, Karen Millsaps and husband Jack of Conroe, Danielle Johnson and husband Patrick of Mt. Enterprise, Bonnie Bozeman and husband Jeremy of Marshall, Ashley Williamson and husband Casey of Lindale and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers are Charles " Chuck" Brookshire, Buddy Luce, Dillon Luce, Dillon Rawlinson, Jim Lyons, Randy " Bubba " Tanner, Michael Tanner, and Christopher Broom.

Honorary pallbearers are Troy Mitchell, Joshua Collins, Steven Collins, Jonathan Collins, and Jessie Collins.

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

Barbara Ann Donatto Wright
December 5, 1936 – June 10, 2015

Barbara Wright wife, mother, sister and friend—passed from this life to join her heavenly Father on June 10, 2015 at the age of 78.

Through her life she accomplished many wonderful things.  She valued and loved her family taking great care to build a warm and nurturing home environment.  She was an educator and entrepreneur.  She loved the Lord and was a faithful member of St. Stephens Episcopal church in Liberty, Texas.  Her warmth and creativity will be missed and her legacy will live on through her family and those that she touched:  her beloved husband of fifty-five years John O. Wright, two daughters—Jocelyn Wright and Allison Wright, two grandsons—Landon and Logan Darjean, sister Bonnie Gordon, cousins Donna Young and Raymond and Louise Donatto, sisters-in-law Ethel Lucille Wright Daniels and Thelma Wright Barnes, nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and the St. Stephen’s Church Family.

Barbara Wright was born in Raywood, Texas on December 5, 1936, the first of two daughters of Benoit (Bennie) Donatto and Camille Briscoe Donatto.  The family settled in Ames, Texas where she attended Our Mother of Mercy Catholic School graduating the eighth grade in 1951.  She continued high school at Liberty Training School where she was a majorette and member of the band, playing the French horn and trumpet.  Barbara graduated from high school in 1955, receiving a scholarship which allowed her to continue her education at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU).  She studied education and library science and in 1957 graduated with a Bachelor of Science, realizing her dream of getting an education and becoming a teacher. 

Barbara’s teaching career started in Austin, TX where she taught at one of the state schools.  She was a middle and high school history teacher and librarian in Port Arthur public schools, and a middle school teacher in Houston Independent School District and Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School in New Orleans.  She also taught basic education for young adults with the Clearfield Job Corps in Clearfield, UT.  She was a dedicated teacher spending countless hours planning lessons and grading the work of her students.  She impacted many lives through her teaching and when her path crossed that of her students she was always excited to see who they had become.

During her time at PVAMU, she met John O. Wright, an upper classman from Liberty.   They developed a relationship and eventually married on July 2, 1960. 

Their lives took them from Port Arthur to San Antonio to Orange to Salt Lake City, Utah, to Houston, New Orleans, Huntsville and Ames, Texas.  Barbara and John have two daughters—Jocelyn Renee’ Wright and Allison Wright and two grandsons, Allison’s sons Landon Kennedy Darjean (9 years old) and Logan Harper Darjean (6 years old).

Barbara had not only a creative, but an entrepreneurial spirit.  She founded Barbara’s Formal Fashions & Designs in New Orleans through which she designed and created wedding dresses, prom and evening gowns and debutante gowns for carnival. 

Additionally, she and John founded Chateau East Ballroom in 1990, a banquet and events venue in New Orleans.  After retiring to Liberty County, they founded and currently own Cedar Grove RV Park and Travel Center in Ames, Texas. 

Barbara enjoyed reading biographies, solving crossword puzzles, assembling board puzzles, embroidering, gardening and decorating her home for holidays, especially Christmas.  She and John renovated his grandfather’s Victorian-era house, which she loved and was so proud of.  She collected dolls, ceramic angels and tea cups.  She enjoyed making others feel good sending cards for birthdays and special occasions or just to say that she was thinking about them.  She kept the family history collecting and cataloguing photos of people and events.

Barbara loved the Lord and commented that she could not remember a time when she did not know Him.  Her parents were Roman Catholic and the family belonged to Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames.  After she and John married, they joined the Episcopal Church attending St. Paul’s Church in Orange.  They were faithful members of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Houston and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans.  She and John have been members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Liberty for almost 20 years where she was active with the Episcopal Women and Friends-in-Deed ministries.

After John and Barbara retired to the Liberty area, Barbara became an active member of the Liberty Training/West Liberty Schools Alumni and Ex-Students Association.  She was instrumental in the writing and publication of “From Whence We Came,” a history of these historically African American Liberty schools, serving as Education Research Analyst and Editor of the book.

Barbara loved her family and was devoted to taking care of her husband of fifty five years, John, raising her two daughters and spoiling her grandsons.  She was always involved in Jocelyn and Allison’s activities as they grew up.  She was Girl Scout Troup leader and participated in the parent-teacher association.  She made sure that they had every opportunity.  “She was a great example of how to be the perfect wife and mother” and did so “effortlessly”.  She cared for her oldest grandson, Landon during the first years of his life and is known as “Tia” to her great nieces and nephews.

Barbara became critically ill in the spring of 2010, but miraculously survived.  Through God’s grace, prayer and her sheer will and determination, she recovered and danced with her husband at their fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration that same July.  She did this in spite of the doctors’ prognosis that she would be walker, brace, and wheelchair-bound.

The family was blessed to have Barbara, their little miracle for five additional years.  On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, after a valiant and long fight with illness, Barbara passed on to the place that Jesus prepared for her and is now with her heavenly Father.  Her warmth and creativity will be missed and her legacy will live on through her family and those that she touched:  her husband of fifty-five years John O. Wright, two daughters—Jocelyn Wright and Allison Wright, two grandsons—Landon and Logan Darjean, sister Bonnie Gordon, sister-like cousins Donna Young and Louise Donatto and brother-like cousin Raymond Donatto, sisters-in-law Ethel Lucille Wright Daniels and Thelma Wright Barnes, nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and the St. Stephen’s church family.

A visitation for Barbara will be held Friday June 19, 2015 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10AM Saturday June 20, 2015 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 2041 Trinity Ave. Liberty, TX with Father Ted Smith to officiate. Burial will follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Bernard

Johnnie Juanita Pigott Bernard age 76 died Saturday June 6, 2015 at Cedar Bayou Nursing Home in Baytown, Texas.

Johnnie was born in Tallahassee, Florida July 10, 1938 the daughter of the late Hudson Pigott and Sarah Singleton Pigott Gray. Johnnie enjoyed gardening, crafting, and reading her bible. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Johnnie served in the US Air Force in the Intelligence and communications divisions.  Johnnie was the owner and operator of the We Care Daycare Center in Mont Belvieu for the past twelve years. She also was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mont Belvieu.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband James H. Bernard.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Lisa K. Hodges of Mont Belvieu, two other children, and two sisters. In addition she leaves twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, and numerous extended family in Florida.

A graveside service was held privately at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Baytown.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling Funeral Home 602 N. Main Dayton, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Wilson

Lila resided in Garland, Texas and died June 9, 2015.

She was born to Elmer and Orena Jackson (deceased) in Anahuac, Texas on March 15, 1953. She was the youngest child and only girl born to her parents. She was first married to Sherman Brooks and later married to her late husband Willie Wilson.

She was known for being a hard worker in her field as a very compassionate mortgage consultant. She was an activist for Christ and a mother to all who knew her. She was not only a mother, but a friend and an inspiration to many. She taught her children and others "don't judge a book by it's cover" and she was never judging of anyone and accepted everyone for who they were. She touched the hearts of so many people and those that came in contact with her always said they saw the Lord in her.
She is preceded in death by her brother Gilbert Jackson.

Lila is survived by her children Clarissa Lashell Dean (Van Derrick Dean) of Houston, TX, Tony Terrell Brooks (Deshaun Abraham) of Baytown, TX, Alexis Antoni Phillip (Cedric Phillip) of Carrollton, TX, Adrian Thaddeus Wilson of Fort Worth, TX, and Shakema Nicole Guinyard (Andre Guinyard) of Dallas, TX and her grandchildren Fransha Monique Brooks and Micheal Ja'Ray Brooks of Houston, TX.

She is also survived by her brothers Danny Jackson (Mary Alice Jackson) and Leon Jackson (Lena Jackson) and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be Jun 13, 2015 at Bright Light Missionary Church 504 FM 2041, Anahuac, TX. Visitation will being at 11AM until funeral at 1PM. Interment will be in Bayshore Cemetery, Anahuac.

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

Wilcox

Jack Braddley Eben Wilcox infant son of John Gregory and Misstie Lynn Wilcox of Hardin, died on Saturday June 1, 2015 in Liberty.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday June 13, 2015 at 4:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel, with interment will follow at Jolley Largent cemetery in Moss Hill.

The family will be receiving friends also on Saturday June 13, 2015 from 11:00A.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Eben Wilcox, Jack B. Cleveland, Jr, and Alice Murphy Cleveland.

Survivors are parents, Greg and Misstie Wilcox of Hardin, brothers, Brendden Cleveland, Braydynn Wilcox, and Brysynn Wilcox of Hardin. Grandmother, Laura Wilcox of Hardin, and very special aunt - grandma Loretta Bell of Hardin, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Also many close family members and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are his brothers and mom and dad. Honorary pallbearers are Steven Dryden and Jack B. Cleveland III.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-262-2100 or 936-336-2222.
To view online obituary visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Wright

Barbara Ann Wright age 78 of Ames, died Wednesday June 10, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Baytown.

Barbara was born December 5, 1936 in Hardin, Texas the daughter of the late Benoit Donatto and Camille Briscoe Donatto. Barbara worked as an educator for years at Houston ISD and the Arch Dioceses of New Orleans. She received her Bachelor’s degree in education from Prairie View A&M University. She was member of the St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Liberty, where she also was involved with the Friends-in-Deed and the Episcopal Women’s Group.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her devoted husband of fifty-five years, John Wright, her beloved daughters, Jocelyn Wright and Allison Wright, sister Bonnie Gordon, sister-like-cousin Donna Young, and a brother-like cousin Raymond Donatto. In addition she leave her two grandchildren, Landon and Logan Darjean as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation for Barbara will be held Friday June 19, 2015 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10AM Saturday June 20, 2015 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 2041 Trinity Ave. Liberty, TX with Father Ted Smith to officiate. Burial will follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery Liberty, Texas.

Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Teel

Dorothy Brand Teel, age 90 of Liberty died June 10, 2015 at her residence in Liberty. 

Dorothy was born July 30, 1924 in Liberty, daughter of the late Ward Irvin Brand and Ruby Pendley Brand.  She graduated from Liberty High School and then went to work for Liberty ISD where she retired with thirty years of service.  Dorothy was a life time member of the First United Methodist Church where she served as a member of the United Methodist Women and the Bible Study Group. She loved fishing, watching the Astros & Texans and drinking coffee with her siblings.  She loved to travel to Colorado and Toleda Bend but mostly loved her children and grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband; James Teel, brother; Travis Brand and sister; Marylee Gayle.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Jim Teel & wife Debbie of Raywood, daughters; Barbara Baxter & husband Jackie of Lumberton, TX, Connie Teel Gholson of Liberty, sister; Lorayne Telford of Liberty, sisters-in-law; Donnette Brand of Liberty, JoAnn DeLoach & husband Rodney of Tyler, TX, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services for Dorothy Brand Teel will be Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 2pm at First United Methodist Church in Liberty.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 12pm to 2pm.  Burial will follow at Liberty City Cemetery.  Arraignments are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

St Julian

Mr. Peter Keith St Julian was born November 20, 1956, to the late Columbus and Dorothy St Julian.

Peter was a member of The Woodland East Church, he served as a youth volunteer which he enjoyed greatly .He was honored to help whenever called upon.

Peter is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary Thibodeaux St Julian, his daughter: Kimberly St Julian, his son: Peter Keith St Julian,  two granddaughters: Ayanna and Ariel Anderson , and brother Chris St Julian and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A special thanks to Steve and Rochelle Forbes and Brenda Trahan from the St Julian Family. 

Visitation will be held at Wells Funeral Services Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas, on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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He will lie in state at Woodlands East Church, 18111 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Humble, TX on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. services will follow, Rev. John Shepherd, officiating. Interment in Rosewood Memorial Park, Humble, Texas.

Final arrangements entrusted to Wells Funeral Services 300 Alabama, Liberty, Texas. Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.wellsfuneralservices.com.

Thomas

Shedrick Dudley Thomas Sr. was born on September 7th, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana to Maylous and Lucinda Chapman-Thomas. Also referred to by his family and friends as “Wiggie”, he spent his childhood in Ville Platte Louisiana before later moving to Dayton, Texas.

In Dayton, Texas he met, fell in love and married Eva Lee Boston at the home of Howard and Octavia Boston (Parents of Eva Boston). Shedrick and Eva were married for 46 years and remained married until the time of his passing. During the marriage Shedrick and Eva raised their 4 beautiful children in Dayton, Texas. Becky Baldwin( Husband, Donald Baldwin, stepson Malik Baldwin); Shedrick Thomas Jr(Wife-Andrella Thomas, children Kennedy and Shedrick(Taylor) Thomas) Shaleah Kendrick( Husband Daniel Kendrick Sr, son Daniel Kendrick Jr); and Kenyetta Thomas(daughter-Angel Ross). Shedrick was adored and admired by his grandchildren who referred to him as Papaw! They remember him as funny, energetic and loved to hear him speak French Creole. Shedrick is survived by his 7 sisters, Agnes Anderson, Joyce Thomas, Fernella Anderson, Jerry Thomas, Lucille Ardoin, Janet Thomas, and Mary Paige, and two brothers Maylous, Thomas Jr., Larry Thomas and a host of nieces and nephews and in laws.

His Ministry
His love of God and music led him to the ministry and he formed a family musical group with Shedrick Jr on the keyboard, Kenyetta on drums, Shaleah on the saxophone and Eva and Becky often serving as the lead singers. Dad was known for “taking every song to church”. His high energy performance of the song “The Lord is Sweet” will be remembered by everyone who has ever been blessed to see him perform. He was later called to preach and carried that same energy and passion when delivering sermons! The subject of his first Sermon was “Step By Step” which spoke on the how the steps of a Good Man are ordered by the Lord. (Psalms 85:13) His ministry offered him the opportunity to preach in various cities all over Texas and Louisiana.

His Career
Shedrick’s passion for travel led him to work on the road as a truck driver for over 40 years for various companies. This career allowed him to travel all over the country with his son Shedrick Thomas Jr. traveling alongside him on many of those journeys. He used his carpentry skills to work as a builder of steps and decks on homes around the Dayton Liberty area. Some of his work is still on homes that were built many years ago! Not only is he a master on the road and carpentry but he was also considered a master chef of fine Cajun cuisine. You could smell his meals as soon as you entered Beauty Street. He worked tirelessly until his passing. He was a caretaker of many and was more than happy to share what he earned with those in need.

Called Home to be with God
Shedrick Thomas was critically injured in a motorcycle accident April 25, 2015. He was called home June 1, 2015 and 1:10am. He will be joining in heaven his parents: Maylous Thomas Sr and Lucinda Thomas, and his siblings, Flora Anderson, Annie Hubert, Sodonia Chapman, Eugene Thomas, Lennis Thomas, Ordoff Thomas, Dudley Thomas, and Johnny Thomas

Service will be Jun. 13, 2015 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church 1406 Beauty St. Dayton, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral beginning at 11AM. Interment will be in Acie Cemetery, Dayton, TX.

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

Miller-Weston

Syble June Miller-Weston 79 of Wallisville died June 09, 2015 surrounded by family.

She was preceded in death by father: Willis Miller, mother: Vera Miller and sister: Dorothy Hefner.

She is survived by husband: James Weston, children David Weston wife Diane Weston, William Weston wife Annette Weston and Terri Artis husband Samson Artis. Grandchildren: Brett McKenzie, Angel Weston, Tyler Weston, Ryan Weston fiancé Hanna Ingram and Andrea Carrington. Great Grandchildren: Alexander Cambel, McKenzie Weston and Brooklyn Sage, Sister Nancy Budowski and a host of Nieces, Nephews other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Weston family will hold a private service in her honor.

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

Congleton

Cheryl Ann Congleton, age 61 of Anahuac, died at her residence on June 6, 2015. 

Cheryl was born March 5, 1954 in Anahuac, TX, daughter of the late David Congleton and Norma Passmore Congleton.  She graduated from Anahuac High School and worked for Chambers County and then in the construction field.  Cheryl loved the water, beach and fishing.  Cheryl was a dedicated Dallas Cowboy fan but mostly she loved her family and friends.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, and nephew; Charlie Arnold. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sisters; Pattie Thompson of Santa Fe, TX, Denise Pickle of Lamarque, TX, step-father; James Ham of Anahuac, nieces; Cassie McCollum and husband Rick, Michele Prieto and husband Rey, Natasha Achord and husband Vernon, Kelli Pickle, great-nieces; Faith, Hope, Sophia, great-nephews; Hunter, Christopher, Nick and Dallas.

Services for Cheryl Ann Congleton will be Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10am at Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 South Main, Anahuac, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Remmers

Bobby Dale “BJ” Remmers, Jr., 27 of Dayton died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m.. to 2 p.m., Friday, at the funeral; home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Bobby was born September 23, 1987 in Liberty, Texas to parents Bobby Dale Remmers, Sr. and Shandra Brown.  He was a lifelong resident of the Dayton area and attended Tarkington High School.   Bobby enjoyed bull riding, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.  He had worked as a welder’s helper and had formerly worked for Stetson Logging. 

Bobby was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Ester Fortune, Barbara Little, Dorothy Kelley, and Orval Dudley.  He is survived by his mother, Shandra Brown Bice and husband James of Mont Belvieu; his father, Bobby D. Remmers, Sr. of Dayton; sisters, Kandis Remmers of Tarkington Prairie and Robyn Presnull of Humble; brothers, Joshua Remmers and wife Sarah of North Carolina and Kenneth Evans, Jr.  of Mont Belvieu; grandparents, Archie and Lizzie Remmers of Dayton, and Doug and Brenda Brown of Liberty; nephews, Taytum White, Brodeigh White, and Wyatt Bartee; niece, Sophia Gomez; also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other  relatives and a host of friends.

Jones

Angel E. Jones, "Ms. AJ", 75, of Silsbee, Texas died unexpectedly in her home on June 4, 2015.

Angel Jones was born in Center, Texas on March 24, 1940 to the late Beola Christin Resno and the late R.C. Kyles.

Angel worked for Mead-Westvaco formerly known as Eastex for 30 years.

Angel is survived by her daughter: "Pam" Holliday (Michael), son: Ed Jones (Michelle), granddaughters: Comelita Smith (Vandie), Lakia Kyles, India Mitchell, and Melanie Reeves (Ray), and only grandson: Katri Jones, great-grandson: Delkedrian Pleasant, great-granddaughters: T'Nya Teal, Madison Hawkins, and Lindsey Smith, as well as a niece: Sonja Edwards. Her siblings: Neva Jackson, Billie Ruth Kyles, Charles Kyles, Jerryleen Edwards, Thomas Noble, Billie Earl Johnson, Reginald Kyles, Shirley Howard and dedicated friends: Paulette Land and Betty Spikes. She is also survived by her faithful and loyal companions: Orly and Beola Jones. And, a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents: Addie and Elzie Price, son, Garciano Kyles, sisters: Aileen Noble, Katie M. Netherly, Eva Wilson, and Myrtle Haley, and brothers: O.J. & Prentice Price.

Viewing will be held from 11:00 am until time of service. Funeral services will be held at Saint John's Missionary Baptist Church, 480 Bonner St, Silsbee, TX 77656 on Thursday, June 11th at 1:00.

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

Kornegay

Irmagard Krull Kornegay, age 89 of Conroe, formerly of Liberty, died June 5, 2015 in Conroe, TX. 

Irmagard was born April 10, 1926 in Cameron, TX, daughter of the late Henry Louis Krull and Mary Elizabeth Hanel Krull.  She graduated from Dayton High School and was a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and then worked at Kornegay Electric alongside her husband Fritz.  Irmagard was a member of the Liberty Altar Society and the Altar Guild, Friends of the Library and Dayton Garden Club.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, spending time with family and going to parties.

Irmagard was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Edmund Krull, Joel Krull, sisters; Maurine Rivette, Gertrude Bachert and Vivian Daniels. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of sixty-seven years; Fritz Kornegay of Conroe, daughters; Kay Martin of Conroe, TX, Lisa Foss and husband Greg of Southwest Co, son; Dr. Robert Wayne Kornegay and wife Joan of San Antonio, TX, sisters; Madylene Dickerson of Beaumont, Virginia Riche of Schulenburg, TX, brothers; Robert Krull of Dayton, TX, William Krull of Cleveland, TX, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services for Irmagard Krull Kornegay will be Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Irmagard’s memory to the Dayton-Friends of the Library.  Services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Main, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Silva

James Virgil “Jim” Silva, age 64 of Wallisville, died June 3, 2015 in Port Arthur, TX with his loving family by his side. 

Jim was born August 11, 1950 in Liberty, TX, son of the late Jim and Thelma Watson Silva.  Jim lived in Chambers County all of his life.  He graduated from Anahuac High School and was a Director for Chambers County in the Parks and Recreation Department for twenty-four years.  Jim was the Chambers County Youth Project Show Director for many years where he was involved with the children.  In his spare time, Jim enjoyed fishing, gardening, sports, working with the children of Chambers County, but especially enjoyed his family and grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of thirty-five years; Shelby Silva of Anahuac, daughters; Shanna Silva of Anahuac, Trina Bivens of Nederland, son; Tony Pulliam and wife Mary of Silsbee, grandchildren; Jamie Bivens, Colton Bivens, Rebecca Dunlap and husband Brendan, Thomas Pulliam, pet dog; Valentine and extra special daughter; Jessica Carter.

Services for James Virgil “Jim” Silva will be Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10am at the Church of Christ, 2559 Hwy 124, Winnie-Stowell, TX with burial to follow at Anahuac Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday, June 5, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm at Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 South Main, Anahuac, TX.  Serving as pallbearers will be John Smith, Leslie Turner, Clint Moss, Bruce Williams, Luis Palacios, Artis Felton, Eddie Foster, Nolan George and Luca Rivas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Lewis

Jimmy Lee Lewis 71, of Hankamer, TX passed Jun. 01, 2015.

Services are Jun. 06, 2015 at Proctor’s Mortuary, 518 Miller St. Anahuac, Tx. Visitation will begin at 10AM until funeral beginning at 12 Noon. Interment will be in Richardson Cemetery, Hankamer, TX.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents: Mr. Wilbert E. Lewis and Evelyn Lewis. Daughter: Barbara Hill.

Cherishing his memories are wife: Marie Lewis, daughter: Shirlene Hill, sisters: Lee Etta Williams, Ollie Mayes and Mary Emma Williams. Grandsons: Corenthos Hill and Tristan Hill. As well as host of Nieces, Nephews other relatives and friends.

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

Hinze

Gilbert Ray Hinze 77, of Batson, died Monday June 1, 2015 at his residence.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday June 5, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at New Life Assembly of God Church of Batson with Reverend Lee Gruver and Reverend Bill Campbell officiating. Interment with Masonic Rites will follow at Guedry cemetery of Batson.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday June 4, 2015 from 5:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. at New Life Assembly of God Church.

A native of Sealy, TX, he had lived in Batson, and was a retired Engineer with Amoco of Houston. He was a member of Batson Prairie Baptist Church, and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Mr. Hinze was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Batson Masonic Lodge # 943 and The Liberty Masonic Lodge # 48. He was a member of the Galveston Scottish Rite Masons. He was a faithful Christian man who taught Sunday school at Batson Prairie Baptist church.

He was preceded in death by his son Bobby Glenn Taylor, and parents, Harry August Hinze and Verna Bell Frank.

Survivors are his wife of 40 years Mary Hinze of Batson, son, Donald Leslie Taylor of Katy. Daughters, Betty Lynn Battenfield and husband Larry C. of Batson, Susan Elaine Little and husband Jack E. of Dubina TX.

Brother, Larry Hinze of Santa Fe, TX, and sister, Lois Orsak of Freeport, FL.

Grandchildren are Bryan Black, Craig Johnson, and Todd Floyd. Great Grandchild is Seth Floyd.

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

To view online obituary visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Harris

Frances Marie Sacco Harris, after 88 years of a full blessed life, died June 2, 2015 at her home in Liberty, Texas, with her devoted husband, Joe, and her children surrounding her.

Frances was the daughter of the late Mitchell and Tina Listi Sacco of Houston, Texas. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy and Incarnate Word College with a degree in biology. 

Upon graduation from college, she married the love of her life, Joe Denton Harris III, of Dayton, Texas.  Together they lived a life based on faith and family.  She defined integrity, love, compassion, generosity and respect of others by her example.
Frances was a charter member of the Lakata Club and St. Joseph’s Altar Guild of Dayton, Texas.  She was a member of the Priscilla Club, Immaculate Conception Church Altar Society, Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Liberty Garden Club, and many other community volunteer organizations.   She had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. 

She is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Joe Denton  Harris III, her eight children: Dr. Denton Harris and wife Donna of Beaumont, Mary Kathleen Harris of Houston, Peggy Harris Lacy and husband Mike of Dallas, Connie Harris Arnold and husband Dr. David Arnold of Liberty, Ann Harris of Liberty, Dr. James Harris and wife Meredith of Houston, Matt Harris and wife Kim of Liberty and Judge Julie Harris Kocurek and husband Kelly of Austin. She is also survived by her brother Dr. Mitchell Sacco and wife Jean of New Braunfels and her lifelong friend and sister-in-law, Barbara Harris of Dayton.

Frances loved her twenty-one grandchildren:  Joseph Haynes, Kathleen Haynes Pacini, Mindy Haynes Adams, Dr. Lindsey Harris Massengale, Reagan Harris Fibbe,  Emily Harris Banks, Anne Lacy, Beth Lacy Leigh, Chris Lacy, Listi Arnold Sobba, Clark Arnold, Dr. Catherine Arnold Carothers, John Arnold, Mitch Harris, David Harris, Matthew Harris, Luke Harris, Katie Harris, Lizzie Harris, Will Kocurek and Mary Frances Kocurek.

And was blessed with eighteen great-grandchildren:  Sam Haynes, Lele Pacini, Dorothy Day and Joan Adams, Denton, Finch and Anne Cullen Fibbe, Gray Banks, John Lyle Leigh, George, Harris, Dave and Lila Sobba, Cate and Christopher Carothers, Abigail and Teal Arnold and Elizabeth Arnold.

Frances is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives from near and far. 

The family wishes to thank friends, parishioners and clergy who offered their many prayers and made kind visits during her illness.  This enriched her life in her last years. The family is thankful for the loving care given to Frances by Brendetta Thibodeaux, Linda Trahan, Helen Caballero, Maria Moreno, Kay Bellard,  Evelyna Johnson, Avia Philson. 

Rosary will be at Immaculate Conception Church, 411 Milam,  Liberty, Texas at 5:30pm June 7, 2015, with visitation following from 6:00-8:00pm in the parish hall. Services will be held June 8, 2015 at 11:00am at Immaculate Conception Church with interment at the Catholic Cemetery, Grand Boulevard at Bowie Street in Liberty, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the non-profit organization: Catholic Cemetery Association of Liberty Texas/P. O. Box 10225/Liberty, Texas 77575.

Knupple

Norma Talmage Knupple 87 of Wallisville, died Monday June, 1, 2015 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 1:00P.M. at Calvary Baptist Church in Liberty with Reverend Robert Pitts and Mark Pagels officiating. Interment will follow at Anahuac cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday June 3, 2015 beginning at 10:00 A.M. until time of service at Calvary Baptist Church.

A native of Orange, TX, she had lived in Wallisville, most of her life and was retired from Anahuac I.S.D. and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lester Knupple son, Henry Lee Knupple brother, John Dockens sister, Thelma Matthews. Parents, John Talmage Dockens and Nola Sarvier.

Survivors are son, Lester Knupple and wife Vicki of Baytown, daughter, Louise Rodriguez of Anahuac, and Helen Manous and husband Robert of Wallisville.

Brother, Bobby Dockens of Anahuac, sisters, Reva Fountain of Oak Island, Jimmie Chandler of Wallisville, Florence Dockens of Houston, and Mary Chandler of Houston.

Grandchildren: 14 Great Grandchildren: 34 and Great Great Grandchildren: 11.

Serving as pallbearers are Clifford Manous, Travis Knupple, Les Knupple, Tony Knupple, Cody Herring, and Adam Sonnier. Honorary pallbearer is Jared Keene.

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

To view online obituary visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Rushing

Willard Eugene “Gene” Rushing age 79 of Liberty, Texas died Monday June 1, 2015 at Liberty Healthcare.

Gene was born in Carthage, Texas September 4, 1935 the son of the late Willard Columbus Rushing and Mattie Pearl Amburn Rushing. Gene was a hard worker, who was kind, generous, and tender hearted. Gene worked for over forty-five years as a contract welder.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ollie Columbus Rushing, sister Gracie Gertrude Rushing Powell, and a cousin Billy Charles Rushing.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of sixty-two years Maudie Shane Rushing, daughters Vicki Rushing Love and husband Charles, Gwendolyn Rushing Ellis and husband Danny, Jai Rushing McCarthy, and a son Shane Eugene Rushing. In addition Gene leaves eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  He will sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A visitation will be held Wednesday June3, 2015 from 6-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral services will be held 2PM Thursday June 4, 2015 at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Sutton

Billie Joyce Coward Sutton, 84 of Saratoga, died on Sunday May 31, 2015 at Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday June 4, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Frank Aragon and Reverend Martin Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday June 3, 2015 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family chapel.

Born in Goose Creek, Texas, she was the 4th of six children. She attended school in Saratoga, graduating in 1947. She married in 1948 to Albert Junior Fountain and then married again in 1951 to Douglas Edwin Sutton.

She had worked in Houston, for Fred Allen Inc. for 27 years as an assembly technician. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Sour Lake, until health concerns caused her to move to Magnolia Manor Nursing Facility in Liberty.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 18 years Doug Sutton, her parents James Henry Coward and Germain Duncan. Brother James Henry Coward Jr. Sisters, Elizabeth " Betty " Christofferson, Marana Bell Chin and Mildred Schutte.

Sisters in law: Margaret Sutton Riley, Lena Faye Means Coward. Brother in law: W.E. " Bill " Sutton and Robert Chin.

Nieces Lisa Gayle Sutton Shrader, Dianne Riley, Cindy Schutte, Ann Schutte Taylor and Wanda Riley Warren. Nephews, Bill Riley and William Eugene " Jug " Sutton Jr.

Survivors are son, Wallace Terrell Fountain of Magnolia. Daughter: Billie Williams and husband Burnice of Liberty. Grandson, Shawn Fountain of Denver, CO, Brad Williams of Liberty, and Blake Williams and wife Cyndee of Liberty.

Great-Grandson: Brandon Williams of Liberty. Brother, Al Coward and wife Millie of Norfolk, VA. Sister-in-law: Marian Sutton of Saratoga. Brother-in-law: Herbert Sutton and wife Lin of Thicket, and numerous nieces, nephews, former co-workers and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Brad Williams, Blake Williams, Wayne Sellers, John Payne, Kris Napier, Thomas Holman and Terry Fountain.

Honarary pallbearers are Burnice Williams, and Hub Sutton.

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

To view online obituary visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Brumley

Elsie Weatherly Brumley, 86, of Old River, died in her home, on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton with burial following thereafter.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. 

Mrs. Brumley was born on May 12, 1929. She is a former resident of Pasadena, Los Angeles, Galveston, Nashville, and New Orleans. For the past 48 years she has resided in Old River, Texas, where she owned a successful accounting and tax preparation service.  She especially enjoyed working with children and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years at the Old River Baptist and Midway Baptist churches.  Mrs. Brumley served as an officer in the Order of the Eastern Star and the Order of the Rainbow for Girls.  She was also devoted to gardening and needlework.

Mrs. Brumley was preceded in death by her husband, Joe R. Brumley, her parents and several siblings.  She is survived by her daughter: Tamatha Brumley of Old River, sister: Alexandria Ruby of Nashville, Tennessee, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those interested in honoring Mrs. Brumley's life to make a contribution to Sterling Municipal Library or any other non-profit organization of their choice.

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

Davis

Rose Marie Dunn Tarver-Davis, 71, of Humble, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Palms Memorial Park at a later date.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Rose was born April 14, 1944 in Liberty, to parents; J. W. and Rosa McMillian Dunn, a former resident of Livingston, and resided in Humble.  She graduated nursing school, and was a retired dispatcher from the Livingston Police Department, as well as Tyler County and San Jacinto County.  She was also a member of the Atascocita Pentecostal Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and playing cards.

Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents, father of her children:  Melvin Ray Tarver, Sr., husband:  Billy Davis, daughter:  Melissa Ann Sanders-Davis, grandson:  Brandon Cory Sanders, and brother:  Jessy Wayne Dunn.  She is survived by her daughter:  Carolyn Ellis and husband Charles of Humble, sons:  Melvin Ray Tarver, Jr. of Livingston and James Earl Tarver of Oklahoma, sister:  Judy Dunn-Stafford, brothers:  James, Ronny, George, Leon, Arthur Dunn, and Wesley McMillian, grandchildren:  Thomas, Bradley, Lacey, Tony, Dillon, and Cody Tarver, Ashley Nicole Sanders, Matthew Woods, and Caitlin, Chelsey, Carleigh, and Christopher Ellis, great-grandchildren:  Stormie Sanders, Jayce Woods, Abigail Tarver, Landon Sanders, Billy Jack Tarver, Jr., and Mason Ray Bollier, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

To those who desire, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at   501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in Rose’s name.

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

 

Pace Stancil Funeral Home

www.pacestancil.com Three locations

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

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

We accept all prearranged contracts and burial insurance policies.

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