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Shaw

Bobbie Jean Shaw 86 of Thicket, died Thursday May 21, 2015 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont.

A native of Cedar Bayou, TX, she had lived in Thicket, most of her life and was an homemaker. She was a devoted Christian woman who fought a good fight. She attended the First Assembly of God Church of Saratoga.

She was preceded in death by her parents Owen Remie Davis and Willie Mae Kerbin also sister Lily George and brother Owen R. Davis.

Survivors are husband, Lowell Shaw of Thicket. Daughter, Lanelle Shaw - Young and husband Ted of Cypress, TX. Grandson, Andrew Stilwell and wife Shannon of Cypress.

Brother, Orville Davis and wife Valerie of Thicket, and brother in law, Alf Shaw and wife Dorothy of Hardin.

Step granddaughter, Wendy M. Young of Flatonia, and step-great granddaughter Christinia Colfield and her 3 children of Carlsbad, N.M.

Great grandchildren, Finley Andrew Stilwell and Kieran Avery Stilwell. Also numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday May, 25, 2015 at The First Assembly of God Church of Saratoga, with Reverend Jeff Blizzard and Reverend Adolph Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday May, 24, 2015 from 5:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. at First Assembly of God Church of Saratoga.

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

Johnson

Patricia Lynn Johnson 49 of Moss Hill, died on Thursday May, 21, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Houston.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday May, 24, 2015 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Chaplain Mark Robinson and Melissa Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill cemetery.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday May, 23, 2015 from 6:00P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Odessa, TX, Patricia had lived in Moss Hill, since 1982 and was a homemaker. A devout Christian she loved spending time with family and also enjoyed her arts and crafts. She was always helping people and putting others first.

She is survived by her husband Wayne Johnson of Moss Hill, parents, David and Wanda Harrison of Moss Hill. Daughter, Kaitlynn Nicole Perkins of Moss Hill, and brother Wesley Harrison and wife Charlotte of Tarkington.

Serving as pallbearers are Lee Harrison, Lance Harrison, Laramie Harrison, George Green, Fred Armstrong, and Jason Kelley.

Memorial contributions may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Unit P.O. Box 4486 Houston, Texas 77210-4486 in the name of Patricia Lynn Johnson. Or Harbor Hospice 1600 James Bowing Drive Baytown, Texas 77520.

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

Best

Linda Mayo Best, 76 years old of Liberty, TX died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Houston, TX at Hermann Memorial Hospital after battling breast cancer. 

She was born in Livingston, TX on September 30, 1938 and was the daughter of Leroy Mayo and Willie Mayo Winningham.  Linda is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, Gene best of Liberty, TX, daughter, Gena Wilcox and husband Dave of Anahuac, son, John Best and wife Janet of Tatum, TX, daughter, Jennifer Blanco and husband Robert of Celina, TX, grandchildren, Curt Wilcox and wife Taylor Jean, Taylor Ann Wilcox, Julia Mathes and husband Donnie, Blair Best, Morgan Best, Jasper Best, Stockten Blanco, Sullivan Blanco and Saylor Blanco, and great-grandson, Donald Scott Mathes.  Linda was preceded in death by her mother and father, step-father, Paul Winningham, sisters, Bobbie Mitchell Dodd and Patricia Moyers.

Linda earned her Bachelor of Business Education degree from Sam Houston State University and her Master’s degree in Guidance and Counselling from Lamar University.  She taught in several school districts including Anahuac and Liberty ISD.  Linda was a member of the First Baptist Church of Liberty, a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association and had a love for collecting and selling antiques.  Her favorite past-times were traveling, cooking with grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Linda’s memory to Hope Cancer Retreat, 26904 Brentwood Rd, Splendora, TX 77372 (www.hopecancerretreat.com) or The Youth Program, First Baptist Church, 602 Main St, Liberty, TX, 77575.

A memorial service for Linda Mayo Best will be Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10am at The First Baptist Church in Liberty, TX.  Visitation will be Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Guzman

Maria Guadalupe “Lupe” Guzman, 55, of Anahuac, died at her home on Monday, May 18, 2015.

She was born on October 22, 1959 in Tarimoro, Guanajuato (Mexico) to Candido and Sofia Guzman.

Lupe was a member of Nocturnal Adoration Society, Our Lady of Light Catholic Church and was very active in the parish for over 30 years.  Lupe enjoyed children, gardening, crocheting, the outdoors, her community as well as helping others that she came into contact with.

She was preceded in death by her parents Candido and Sofia Guzman, grandparents Maximo Salazar, Baltazar Guzman, Manuela Renteria and two sisters.

Lupe is survived by her grandmother Rosario Estrada; brothers Manuel Guzman and wife Guadalupe, Felipe Guzman and wife Maricela, Ramiro Guzman and wife Felipa, Jose Luis Guzman and wife Rocio and Jose Guzman and wife Salu; sister Rosa Maria Guzman and husband Jesus Alnanza; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and her Anahuac family, along with Mike, Adaire, Josh and Lizzie.

  A visitation with the family will be on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas with a vigil service beginning at 7:00 PM.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Mass for Lupe will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church, 2207 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas with Father Neil Arce officiating. Rite of committal will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514, (409)-267-3456.

Gaskamp

Danny Lee Gaskamp Sr, age 73 of Cleveland, died at his residence on May 17, 2015. 

Danny was born December 13, 1942 in Houston, TX, son of the late Henry Lee Tidwell and Cleta Holiday Gaskamp.  He graduated from Smiley High School and then went on to serve in the U.S. Army for six years.  Danny was a carpenter and was always proud of his work.  In his spare time, Danny loved to hunt and fish.  He loved his wife and loved his family.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, wife; Judith Gaskamp, brothers; Paul and Johnny Gaskamp, father-in-law; Troy Berry and sister-in-law; Barbara Evens. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, sons; Danny Gaskamp Jr, Richard Gaskamp Sr, Benjamin Gaskamp, Michael Gaskamp, daughter; Kitty Wells, sisters; Kathy Adkinson, Jeanette McIntyre, brothers; Freddy & Thomas Gascamp, eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

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

Evans

Marguerite Marie Evans, 74, died surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 16, 2015. 

She was born in Jennings, LA on June 10, 1940 to Laurent and Clementine Guidry, the youngest of 15 children.  On November 27, 1958 she married her beloved husband Bob.  He preceded her in death on February 7, 2015.

Marguerite is dearly loved by her children:  Rhonda Ducote & husband Steve, Robbie Evans, and Renee’ McClanahan.  She has three granddaughters:  Scarlett Green Love & husband Stevie, Kaci Call and parents Keli & Butch Call, and Maggi McClanahan.  She has a great-granddaughter Madi Ducote and a great-grandson Steele Love.

Most precious in life to Marguerite was her faith, her family, and her friends.  A faithful member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, she loved her country pastor Rev. Luong Tran.  She found great comfort and strength in praying the rosary.  She enjoyed the art of rug hooking and made lifelong friends through this craft.  She was a wonderful cook and especially known for her cookies.

Marguerite was a lady in every sense of the word – classy, gracious, giving, and compassionate.  She will be missed by many.  Her life will be celebrated with a funeral mass on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in China, TX.  Burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Liberty, TX, with lunch following at the Immaculate Conception church hall.   Pall bearers will be Marguerite’s nephews.

The family suggests donations to the Our Lady of Sorrows Altar Society, P.O. Box 38 China, TX 77613 or the Immaculate Conception Altar Society, 411 Milam Street  Liberty, TX 77575.

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

Bolt

Jordan Lynn Bolt age 20 died Sunday May 17, 2015 in Liberty.

Jordan was born April 14, 1995 in Galveston the daughter of Marjorie Johnson Bolt and Joseph Bolt.  Jordan never met a stranger, always treating her friends as if they were family.  She was a graduate of Hardin High School, Class of 2013, where she was active in cheerleading and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Jordan leaves behind to cherish her memory her mother, Marjorie Bolt of Liberty, father Joe Bolt Jr. of Hull, brother, Joey Bolt of Hull, fiancée Chris Wallace of Liberty, uncle Jeffrey Bolt wife Carrie, paternal grandfather Joe Bolt of New Caney, aunts; Lorie Limbaugh husband James, Terri Brock husband James, and Bonnie Sowell husband Lee. In addition she leaves her cousin and close friend Samatha Guest and husband Travis. She also leaves a host of cousins, adopted brothers and sisters, and extended family.

Visitation for Jordan will be held Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral services to be held 2PM Thursday May 21, 2015 at the Hardin Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Hines to officiate, burial to follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be made online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Bruce

Linda Gail (Crocker) Bruce age 69 of Devers died Saturday May 16, 2015 in Liberty.

Linda was born February 15, 1946 in Haworth, Oklahoma the daughter of the late Dennis Crocker and Pearl May Calaway Crocker. Linda was a great story teller who always enjoyed a good laugh. She cared deeply for her family and friends. She enjoyed crocheting, writing poetry, and canning her vegetables. Linda received an Associate’s Degree from Harford Community College in Maryland, where she also had a small business as a picture framer prior to moving to Texas. 

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Roy Gene Bruce, sister Anita Long Hartrick, brothers; Amos Floyd and James Long, and a niece Kayla Floyd.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons; Mark Bruce and Michael Bruce, daughter Merry Bruce, her adopted grandsons Robert Bruce and Roy Bruce, sisters; Peggy Floyd,  Kathy Floydene Collier and husband Kenneth, Julie Hubley and husband Mike, brother Danny Crocker and wife Shirley, and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

Funeral services for Linda will be held 2PM Wednesday May 20, 2015 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial to take place in Rice Belt Cemetery.

Mershon

Francis " Frank" Mershon 52 of Liberty, died on Wednesday May, 13, 2015 at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty.

A native of Germany, he had lived in Liberty most of his life and was a self employed carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Marshall and sister Patricia Edmonds.

Survivors are brother Robert Mershon of Beaumont; sisters Melonie Burgess and husband George of Liberty, and Melody Mershon of Colorado.

Cremation handled under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services.

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

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

Millard

Justin Edward Millard 72 of Hull, died Thursday May 14, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday May, 17, 2015 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Moss Hill cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday May 16, 2015 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Liberty, he had lived in the Liberty, county area for many years before settling in Hull.
He was a retired truck driver for A.P.F. of Galena Park.

Mr. Millard was preceded in death by his parents, William Charles Millard and Bessie Burks. Sisters, Linda Jean Eagen, Shirl Diane Mays, and Essie Mae Hendricks.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years Joyce Marie Tanner Millard of Hull; daughter Cristal Marie Milstead and husband Lesly of Hull; brothers Raymond Charles Millard of Beaumont, and sister Clara Ann Segovia and husband Joe of Shepherd.

Grandsons are Nash Anthony Milstead and Justin Drake Milstead both of Hull, and numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and grand nephews.

Serving as pallbearers are Jimmy Wells, Grant Wells, James Cantrell, Joseph Segovia, Junior Segovia, and Derek Hinson.

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

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

Bowden

Glenn Bowden of Webster, TX died surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 due to complications of leukemia. He was 66 years old.

Glenn was born on June 7, 1948 in Pasadena, TX to his parents, Elmore and Gladys Bowden.  He graduated from Pasadena High School in 1966 and from the University of Houston in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.  He served in the U. S. Air Force before working in retail management and becoming a self-employed computer programmer.  After retirement, he continued work as a sales representative for Hewlett-Packard.

Glenn was an accomplished, self-taught musician who enjoyed jammin’ with his friends Joe Schaub, Jay White and Mike Henry.  He also created and recorded his own original works and had a music collection audiophiles would envy.  A proud Mensa member, Glenn was a witty, intelligent person who loved all things entertainment and held passionate values and views of the world.

Glenn is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Bill Gardner of Tyler, TX; his niece and nephew, Rachel and Jacob Gardner of Tyler, TX; his cousin, Evelyn Levine of Victoria, TX; and his friends, Leah and David Orth of Baton Rouge, LA.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmore and Gladys Bowden of Pasadena, TX and his aunt, Edith Flynn of Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

A funeral for Glenn will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, TX.  A viewing will precede the service at 1:00 pm, and his burial will be held at Linney Cemetery immediately following services.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Glenn’s life.  The pallbearers will be Bill Gardner, Jacob Gardner, Joe Schaub, Ryan Schaub, and Jay White.  Mike Henry will be an honorary pallbearer.

The family would especially like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center who showed such care and compassion throughout Glenn’s treatment.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535, (936)-258-2678.

Searles

Anderson C Searles, 67, of Liberty, Texas died on May 8, 2015 in Baytown, Texas.

Visitation: Friday May 15, 2015, at Wells Funeral Services Chapel, 300 Alabama Street, Liberty, Texas from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. He will lie-in-state, Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church, 808 Washington Street, Liberty, Texas, services to follow at 11:00 a.m., Rev. L. C. Speights, officiating.

Interment at Wells Memorial Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

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

Ray

Opal Maxine Ray 88 of Cleveland, formerly of Liberty, died on Monday May, 11, 2015 at Winter Haven Hospice Center in Houston.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday May, 14, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Chapel with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. Interment will follow at East River Baptist Church cemetery in New Caney.

The family will be receiving friends also on Thursday May 14, 2015 from 10:00A.M. until time of service.

A native of Liberty. she had lived in the Cleveland, Conroe, and Liberty, area for a number of years and was an homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Ray, son, Tommie Jackson. Daughter Betty McCann. Sisters, Cupie Cornelius, Nadine Ross, and Jewel Payne, and brother E.B. Young.

Survivors are daughter Emma Coogler of Cleveland, granddaughter Angela Malone and husband George of Cleveland, and son-in-law Kenneth McCann of New Caney. Also a very special friend and care giver Nancy Burny of Tarkington Prairie.

Grandchildren are Michael Owens, Bubba Owens, and Tommie Owens. Great grandchildren; 8.

Serving as pallbearers are Bubba Owens, George Malone, Kenneth McCann, Jeremy Arron, Travis Randal, and Mike Owens.

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

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

Khan

Dianne Louise Dahl Khan 67 of Liberty, died on Friday May, 8, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her many loving friends and family.

A native of Mt. Vernon, WA, she had lived in Richmond, VA, a number of years befor moving to Liberty. She had earned her Masters Degree in Education and was an Educational Diagnostician with Galena Park I.S.D.

She was preceded in death by her mother Janese Dahl and brother Jeffrey Dahl.

Survivors include daughter, Jodi and Keith Vinson and girls Rebekah and K' lynn of Friendswood;
brothers Lester Dahl and wife Terri of Seattle, WA, Richard Young of Baytown, and Jay Willis of Dover, Ohio.

Sisters, Kathy Billington of Seattle, WA, Freida Young and Brenda Young both of Liberty. Niece's Julie Dahl, Crystal and Alysha.

Grandchildren are Wesley Ard Tommy Kerry and wife Christy of Dayton, great grand children Mason, Maddie, Dakota, and Delana and also numerous extended family.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday April, 11, 2015 at 4: 00 P.M at Faith & Family Chapel. A private interment will be held at Hardin Chapel cemetery.

The family will be recieving friends on Monday April, 11, 2015 from 3: 00 P.M. until service time.

Honorary pallbearers are Don Munsinger, Keith Vinson, Justin Quinn, Henry Olson, Thomas Kerry, Samuel Kerry, Wesley Ard, Kevin Morris and Ricky Lee.

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

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

Beverly

Betty Green Beverly was born on February 4, 1938, to Winfred and Theresa Green in Houston, Texas.

She was married to John William Beverly on July 15, 1955, to that unity was four children.

She enjoyed all family gatherings most of all she enjoyed her great grandchildren; Corey and Honesty Marie.
Preceded her in death was a son: Darryl Beverly.

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters: Jayne (Curtis) Butler, Jan Fontenot; one son: John (Kathy) Beverly; one granddaughter: Kimberly, grandson: Josha; one great granddaughter: Kennedy; also nieces, nephew, friends and relatives.

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.

Patton

Billie Jean Patton 83 of Batson, died on Wednesday May, 6, 2015 in Daisetta, Texas.

A native and life long resident of Batson, she was an homemaker and member of the Batson Prairie Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Welthon Patton; parents Oscar Bradley Jordan and Athalea Fregia. Daughters Theresa Ann Patton and Lana Kay Anderson. Brothers Harold Jordan, Weldon Jordan, and Douglas Wayne Jordan, and one sister Laura Nell Blanchard.

Survivors are sons Richard Samual Patton and wife Tammy of Batson, Walter Leonard Patton and wife Sharon of Willis, Joe Wayne Patton and wife Diane of Batson, Ronald Dean Patton and wife Lou of Daisetta, and James Patton of Batson.

Daughters are Dorothy Jane Sellers and husband Wilber of Hardin, and Emma Jean Patton of Lufkin. Grandchildren;16 great grandchildren; 26 and great great grandchild 1.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday May, 9, 2015 at 1:30: p.m. at Batson Prairie Baptist Church with Reverend Lee Gruver and Michael Mahaney officiating. Interment will follow at Jordan cemetery in Batson. There will be a reception following the service at the residence of Ronald and Lou Patton # 105. FM 834 in Daisetta.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday May, 9, 2015 from 10: 00 a.m. until time of service at Batson Prairie Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers are Arthur Strahan, Jacob Roth, Joe Patton Jr. Stephen Patton, Roland Anderson Jr. and Ronald Patton Jr.

Billie loved sewing, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren. The family would like to thank Home Health Professional Hospice for their excellent and professional care of our mother.

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

Smith

Viola Smith born August 19, 1924 in Opelousas Louisiana to the late Victoria Irving and Celestine Davis.

She moved to Texas later in life where she met and married her only true love Henry Smith Sr., together they had two children who they loved and adored.

Viola was a member of Bright Light Baptist church for many years until the time of her death.

She was a member of Order of Eastern Star # 426, Queen of the South Court # 93, and Amaranth Court #90.

She was preceded in death by her parents Victoria & Celestine Davis, brother, Willie Davis, and son Howard Smith.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories her son: Henry Smith, Jr. (Donna), Sister: Ella Lastrapes, grandchildren: Margo Thomas, Phillip Thomas, and Tamekia Mitchell-Cotright (Carl), Nephew: John Davis, Jr. Great-nephew: Dexter Davis, and great- niece: Chandilyn Davis. Great-grandchildren: Tre'Vante, Dontavious, Deja, Jalen, Jazmin, Aliyah, Alasia, Dekayla, and Phanell. One Great-great grandchild: Zion Kash Byrd-Cotright. Great-great nephew: Chaddrick Davies.

Funeral Service will be May 9, 2015 at Bright Light Missionary Baptist Church (504 FM 2041) Anahuac, TX. Visitation will begin at 12Noon until Funeral beginning at 2PM. Interment will be in Bayshore Cemetery, Anahuac.

Mrs. Smith’s services have been entrusted to Proctor’s Mortuary, (Located in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee, Texas). ” We Make The Difference” (409) 267-3122. The Guest Book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences can be left for the family @ www.proctorsmortuary.com

Kirkwood

Jessie Cade Kirkwood, 59, of Beaumont, Texas passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.

Jessie was born to Beulah and Cade Kirkwood on August 10, 1955 in Anahuac Texas. Jessie attended George Washington Carver and later transferred in 1966 to Anahuac High School where he graduated in 1973. Jessie attended Lee College and graduated. Jessie was employed by Chambers Memorial Hospital and later employed by J M Huber in Baytown.

Jessie was married to the late Priscilla Kirkwood and to this union two children Holly Dushon Kirkwood and Terry Alfred Kirkwood were born. In 1979, Jessie moved to Beaumont where he was employed by Texaco. Jessie became an entrepreneur his passion being Kirkwood Motors on Albritton Gulley Road. He was an avid automobile lover until his death with plans to purchase him a 2015 Tahoe until his health began to fail.

Jessie was preceded in death by his parents: Cade Kirkwood and Beulah Kirkwood; maternal grandparents: Rance and Bantie Bailey; parental grandparents: Terry and Meanie Kirkwood and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

To cherish his memories his wife: Rozetta Hall-Kirkwood, daughter: Holly Kirkwood, Sons: Terry Kirkwood (Sherrie) of Baytown, TX, Anthony Bradley (Amanda) of Beaumont, Texas and Clifford Bradley Sr. (Yolanda) and Beaumont, Texas.
One Sister: Beulah Carrington (Estie), of Anahuac, Texas brother, Herbert Coward Kirkwood (Marylyn) of Longview, Texas. Grand Son, Terrance Moore, Clifford Bradley Jr. Granddaughters, Priscilla Kirkwood, Kaylan Bradley, Krystal Bradley, Kelsey Bradley, Courtney Bradley and Danika Lloyd. Sister-in-law, Santifer Bradley -Beaumont, Brothers and sister-in-laws, Dorothy, Ernest and James (Shirley ) Bradley from Dallas, One Great Granddaughter, Skylar Eva Moore, a ninety-seven year old aunt, Cecil Cormier and special Friends, Ron Mathis, Jackie Mayfield, Clift Turner, Samuel Cormier, Cornell Blue Jr, and Sheron Whittington.

Funeral Service will be May 9, 2015 at St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, 213 Albritton Gully Rd. Hankamer, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until Funeral beginning at 11AM. Interment will be in Whittington Cemetery, Hankamer.

Mr. Kirkwood’s services have been entrusted to Proctor’s Mortuary, (Located in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee, Texas). ” We Make The Difference” (409) 267-3122. The Guest Book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences can be left for the family @ www.proctorsmortuary.com

Dowdell

V. R. “Joe” Dowdell, 79, of Daisetta, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at a family residence in Raywood.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 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., Wednesday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Joe was born July 12, 1935 in Batson, to parents; William A. and Sarah Fontenot Dowdell, and has resided in the Daisetta area throughout his life.  He was a retired roughneck from Gulf Coast Services “Boothe Boys”, and enjoyed the outdoors, animals, and spending time with his family.

Mr. Dowdell was preceded in death by his parents, wife:  Wanda Dowdell, sons:  Randy Allen Dowdell and C. A. “Cad” Dowdell, daughter-in-law:  Gloria Dowdell, stepson:  William Hortman, grandchildren:  Christian E. Smith and Raymond “Tadpole” Vollert, and brothers:  William “Junior” Dowdell, William Lee Fregia, Tim Pearl Fregia, and Edmond Dowdell.  He is survived by his wife of seven years:  Joy Sanders Dowdell of Daisetta, sons:  Raymond Dowdell and wife Elizabeth of Liberty, David Dowdell of Dayton, and Mike Dowdell and wife Stacy of Raywood, stepson:  Donald Hortman of Daisetta, stepdaughters:  Pamela Davis and husband Steve of Baytown and Terry Humphries and husband Shannon of Ft. Worth, sisters:  Dollie Mize of Dayton, Joyce McClelland of Corrigan, and Roxie Lee of Batson, brother:  Chris Fregia of Onalaska, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Smith

Samuel Smith, age 83 of Liberty, died May 3, 2015 in Baytown, TX. 

Samuel was born October 11, 1931 in Liberty, TX, son of the late Clinton and Vinia Varner Smith.  He graduated from Hardin High School and then attended Texas Southern University.  Samuel was in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 where served in the Korean War.  He worked as a carpenter supervisor for Brown & Root for thirty plus years before retiring.  In his spare time, Samuel enjoyed carpentry work, helping people and singing in the male church choir.  He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.  He will be missed by all.

Samuel was preceded in death by his parents, wife; Geraldine Smith, grand-daughter; Latanya Smith, brothers; George Smith, Arthur Smith, sisters; Gussie Smith, Dorothy Alexander.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughters; Debrah Hill of Liberty, Cheryll Batiste & husband Howard of Houston, Michael Smith & wife Pat of California, ten grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Services for Samuel Smith will be Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11am at St. John’s Baptist Church, 3709 North Main, Liberty, TX with Rev. Edward Hardy officiating.  Burial will follow at Well’s Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be from 9:30am to 11am on Saturday before the service.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

McCann

Thomas Harold McCann died peacefully on May 2, 2015 in Hull, Texas.

Born October 20, 1925 in a log cabin in Powersite, Missouri, he was the first born child of Emmett Hugh McCann and Mary Lucinda Wade McCann. His family soon moved to Beaumont, Texas where his Dad was a nurseryman. They then moved to Bellaire, Texas an lived on the site of Texas Nursery. Harold was an energetic young man and had a paper route in Bellaire as a kid. He later rode a bike delivering auto parts in Houston. He attended San Jacinto High School and soon found himself joining the U.S. Coast Guard to become part of WWII. He served at the Normandy Invasion transporting troops and equipment. He returned home to finish his education and soon married the gal of his dreams, Mary Esther Lang McCann, on February 22, 1946. They remained in Houston and had their first daughter, Mary Esther Jr. Later they lived in Shreveport, Louisiana, Kountze and landed in Daisetta. At that time, Harold had a Pontiac dealership and later an auto mechanic and body shop and sold appliances. He later owned McCann's Furniture in downtown Daisetta along with a car wash and coin operated laundry. He extended his education at Lamar University and earned his real estate broker license. He served his community in the Lions Club, Hull Rotary Club, as county Constable and mayor of Daisetta. He and Mary had their second daughter, Marcie Ann and raised both girls in the Daisetta Methodist Church. He and Mary traveled abroad and to many places of interest to them. Harold retired at age 50 and began another venture of building rental houses. He and Mary then took to the road and eventually were part of the Airstream family. Many miles were covered and many friends were made. They spent their summers in Colorado and later in Washington. They last lived in Liberty, Texas. He and Mary became active members of the Hardin Methodist Church. Anybody that knew Harold McCann has a story to tell. He loved to build things, deer hunt and fish which also became the roots of many stories, mostly true. Harold enjoyed growing vegetables each year and shared his crop with many. Gardening was much like a competitive sport to him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife.

His legend is carried on through his daughters, Mary Esther McCann Jr. of Lake Kiowa, Texas, and Marcie Ann McCann Alford and husband Rudy Alford of Hull. Granddaughter, Angie Alford of Houston. Grandson, Aaron Alford and wife Lauri of Auburn, Alabama. A sister, Betty McCann Wilson of Temple, Texas and a brother, Rev. Jerry McCann and wife Judy of Supply, North Carolina. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and their families. Harold was blessed to have a special group of caretakers at Fairy's Landing in Hull. They were his friends and family. He will be greatly missed and remembered by many.

A visitation time is set for Tuesday May 5, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Hardin United Methodist Church. and a celebration of his life will be Wednesday May 6, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. also at the Hardin United Methodist Church with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating with interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hardin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 134 Hardin, Texas, 77561 or to the Honor Flight Network, 300 E. Auburn Ave. Springfield, OH, 45505 a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. This group transports our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans - World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. There is no cost to the veteran and is a most memorable trip. Harold and Mary made this trip in 2013. It was a highlight of Harold's many experiences.

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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Chavez

Jose M. Chavez Sr. 69, of Anahuac died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his home.

Jose is survived by his Sons: Jose A. Chavez and wife Alicia, David Chavez and wife Ana; daughters: Alicia Hernandez and husband Jacinto, Norma Mora and husband Carmelo; grandchildren: Eliberto M. Guerra, Angelita Mireles , Bianca Bland, Arturo Ruiz, Mario Ruiz, Jose Angel Chavez, Carlos Lara, Tiffany Chavez, Nina Chavez, Jorge L . Hernandez, Satiago Hernandez, Efrain Mora, Ramiro J. Mora, Barla Mora and Jessica L. Mora; Great Grandchildren: Jose Mora, Victor Castillo, Karla Rodriguez, Alex Rodriguez, Diana Mireles, Mackenzie Mireles, Daniella Rodrigues, Alexis Myres and Damian Guerra.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at Proctor’s Mortuary - Anahuac, Sunday, May 03, 2015 from 12Noon until 10PM and Monday, May 04, 2015 from 11AM until 11PM.

Christian Mass will be 10AM, Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church, 2207 S. Main St, Anahuac, TX 77514. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Winnie Tx.

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

Reynolds

Bristol Sam Reynolds, infant daughter of Bodie and Beth Reynolds died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Dayton peacefully in her sleep. She was born February 1, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Services for Bristol will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 4, 2015 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hylton officiating. Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil. Serving as pallbearers are Zachary Slavens, Beau Williams, Cody Gothard, Darryl Briney, Lester Padget, and Tyler Hinton.

Bristol was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Julia M. Blanscet, Alvie Leroy Parker, Elsie W. Gothard, Gerald E. Gothard, Birdie Reynolds Fields, Cyrus Fields, and Billy Sam Reynolds.

She is survived by her parents, Bodie and Beth Blanscet Reynolds of Dayton; her sisters, Brittyn Shelby Reynolds and Blair Sutton Reynolds; her grandparents, Jody and Terry Blanscet of Dayton, Quinton and DelorisReynolds; her great-grandparents, Jerry Blanscet and Mary Alice Parker; aunts and uncles, Beau and Sara Blanscet Williams, Laci Jo Reynolds, Darryl and Wendy Reynolds Briney, and Lester and Mandy Reynolds Padgett; numerous other relatives and friends.

Simon

Guy Wesley Simon, Jr., 57, of Baytown, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Anahuac Cemetery in Anahuac.  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.

Guy was born July 3, 1957 in Anahuac, to parents; Guy Wesley, Sr. and Barbara Ann Mitchum Simon, a former resident of Anahuac, and has resided in Baytown for the past 40 years.  He was a graduate of the Anahuac High School and retired foreman from Gulf Coast Erectors.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and barbecues.

Mr. Simon was preceded in death by his daughter:  Tabbatha Simon-Chaplain, sister:  Kay Morris, brother:  Lester Simon, father-in-law:  Albert Berna, and grandparents:  N.C. and Doris Simon and Minnie and Norman Mitchum.  He is survived by his wife of 30 years:  Dawn M. Berna Simon of Baytown, daughters:  Tiffanie Johnson of Dayton, Samantha Meier and husband Chris of Baytown, Heather Cooper and husband Will of Seabrook, and Megan Simon of Baytown, parents:  Guy W., Sr. and Barbara Mitchum Simon of Anahuac, sister:  Marie Middleton and husband Kent of Alvin, brother:  T. C. Simon of Anahuac, eleven grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Platt

Frances Louise Hutto Platt, 68, of Dayton, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center in Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with graveside services at 5:00 p.m., Monday, at the Sandy Creek Cemetery in Rockdale. 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.

Frances was born December 28, 1946 in Milano, to parents; Carl Travis and Hazel Jane Frith Hutto, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton. She was a homemaker and enjoyed bingo, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Platt was preceded in death by her parents and niece: Kimberly Brown. She is survived by her husband of 51 years: Raymond Platt, Jr. of Dayton, son: Keith Platt of Dayton, daughter: Julie Platt-Cook of Dayton, sister: Wanda Hutto of Mt. Belvieu, brother: Earl T. Hutto of Tarkington Prairie, grandchildren: Ricky Platt, Matthew Cook, Kelcey Burnett, Heaven Platt, Destiny Platt, Dustin Platt, and Skyli Platt, great-grandchildren: Peyton, Ryder, Addyson, Leslie, Laynie, and Jacob, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Odiorne

Charlene Weatherford Odiorne age 83 died Friday May 1, 2015 in Katy, Texas. 

A lifelong resident of Devers, she was born February 14, 1932 in Devers, Texas the daughter of the late Charles Weatherford and Dora Nolting Weatherford.  Charlene was a homemaker who also enjoyed hunting, cooking, and traveling. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Devers and remained very active in the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Jack Odiorne Sr., daughters Sandra and Patti Odiorne, brothers Albert, A.K., Kim, and Belton Weatherford, as well as a sister Frances Herndon.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son Jack Odiorne Jr. and wife Katie of Houston, daughter Suzanne Janacek and husband Fred of Winnie, sister Willo Mae Carr of Devers, grandchildren, Brad Odiorne, Angie Domingues, and Jake Janacek. In addition she also leaves her great grandchildren, Paxton Domingues, Griffin Domingues, Kenadi Janacek, Bayley Janacek, and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Charlene will be held Monday May 4, 2015 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10AM Tuesday May 5, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Devers with Pastor Rick Edwards officiating. Burial will take place in Whittington Cemetery, Devers, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.alllisonfuneralservice.com.

Callaway

Joe Edd Callaway III, age 56 of Boerne, TX, died April 30, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. 

Joe was born August 17, 1958 in Liberty, TX, son of Joe Edd Callaway Jr and Glenda Gray Callaway. He graduated from Liberty High School and then attended San Marcus University and Stephen F. Austin University where he received his degree in para legal.  Joe was self-employed in the land title business.  He loved being outdoors where he enjoyed camping, fishing and playing golf.  He also enjoyed reading.  He was a loving son, father, brother and friend.

Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents; Carl & Letha Gray and Joe Edd Sr & Sibyl Callaway.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory his son; Christopher Mason Callaway of Boerne, TX, parents; Joe Edd Jr & Glenda Callaway of Liberty, brother; Scott Callaway & wife Jeri of Spring, TX and nephew; Sean Callaway.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Joe Jr’s memory to the Wounded Warrior, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675.

Services for Joe Edd Callaway III, will be Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 6pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service from 5pm to 6pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Nemy

Lillian Alma Zalesky Nemy, 97, of Eastgate, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, with burial following thereafter.   Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Lillian was born September 26, 1917 in Eastgate, to parents; Martin F. and Louise Zalesky, and has been a lifelong resident of Eastgate.  She was a homemaker and member of the Crosby Brethren Church.  She also enjoyed animals, flowers, and the family farm.

Mrs. Nemy was preceded in death by her parents, husband:  Frank A. Nemy, son:  Larry Nemy, brother:  Louis M. Zalesky, and sister-in-law:  Marcella Zalesky.  She is survived by her daughter:  Linda Patterson and husband Ronnie of Mt. Belvieu, grandchildren:  Jennifer Nemy-Davis, Larry W. Nemy, Jr., and Ronald L. Patterson, great-grandchildren:  Jenay Patterson-Farley, Dalton Patterson, Samantha Davis, Sabrina Davis, Austin Davis, Kaylee Nemy, Kade Nemy, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

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Garner

Glenn LaVell Garner, 54, of Dayton died April 30, 2015 at home after an extended illness. He was born November 4, 1960 in Houston, Texas to parents T.W. Garner and Bonnie Reed Garner.

Graveside services are 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton with Brother Thomas Nunn officiating.

Glenn was preceded in death by his father and his niece, Crystal Gail Johnson. He is survived by his mother, Bonnie Garner; son, Shawn Garner and wife Rebecca; daughter, Britnne Garner; sisters, Lois Garner, Tammy Kefauver and husband Gordon, Kathleen Lewis and husband Albert; six nieces; numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Thompson

Jerry B. “Sonny” Thompson, 80, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at his home in Wallisville. 

Sonny enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing dominos and most of he loved his family.  He was born on April 30, 1934 in Pinehurst, Texas.  He was preceded in death his parents and wife Sherry Thompson.

He is survived by his sons: Jerry Thompson and wife Vickie and Paul Thompson and wife Ranee; brothers: H.B. “Rusty” Thompson and J.E. “Tommy” Thompson and wife Paige; grandchildren: Josh, Justin, Codie, Casey, Danielle, Elliott, seven great grandchildren, five nieces, two nephews and a host of friends. 

A visitation with the family will be on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 5:00PM until 7:00PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Magnolia Baptist Church, 811 Lilley Yeager Loop N., in Cleveland, Texas with Rev. Tobey Clements officiating.

Interment will follow in the Thompson Family Cemetery, in Cleveland, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514, (409)-267-3456.

Aalto

Jeremy Paul Aalto, 45, of Dayton, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2015, vat the Eastgate Church with services concluding thereafter. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jeremy was born July 8, 1969 in Tacoma, Washington, to parents; George and Ronda Erickson Aalto, a former resident of San Antonio, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past seven years. He was a graduate of the Madison High School class of 1987 and attended St. Phillips College. He volunteered for Goodwill, Lighthouse for the Blind, and the Dayton public library. Jeremy also enjoyed reading, puzzles, and television programs.

Mr. Aalto was preceded in death by his grandparents and aunt: Helen Saunders. He is survived by his mother: Ronda Erickson Dowdy of Dayton, father: George Aalto of San Antonio, sisters: Rebecca Aalto of san Antonio and Victoria Tenorio and husband David of Dayton, aunts and uncles: John Aalto, Mary Ann Aalto, Helga McGreal, Clayton Erickson, Shirleen Ropicky, Muriel Mulligan, and Mark Erickson, nephew: Jonathan Cain, niece: Annabel Tenorio, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

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Graves

Donald Ray Graves, 78, of Dayton, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Donald was born December 30, 1936 in Dayton, to parents; Ralph Clarence, Sr. and Sophie Gajdosik Graves, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton. He was a retired boilermaker and enjoyed fishing, gardening, and mechanics.

Mr. Graves was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Pat Graves, brother: Ralph C. Graves, Jr., and sister: Frances Jean Mayer. He is survived by his brother: Joe Graves of Dayton, sister: Mary Griffin of Arkansas, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Parrish

Jasper Sardius Parrish twenty-two month old died Saturday April 25, 2015 at his home in Saratoga, Texas.

Jasper was born June 25, 2013 in Beaumont, Texas son to Calvin Ray Parrish and Lacey Anderson. Jasper loved to watch “Veggie Tales”, play with his “pow pows” and his John Deere Tractor.

Jasper was preceded in death by his aunt Jobana Sanchez.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his parents Calvin and Lacey, as well as his sister Jurnee Parrish, paternal grandmother Dianna Sanchez and husband Jerry Coudrain, maternal grandfather Douglas Glenn Parrish, maternal grandmother Wendy Moor and husband James, maternal grandfather Mike Anderson and Lachelle Amos. In addition Jasper leaves a host of loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held 2PM Monday May 4, 2015 at Cornerstone Church, Liberty, Texas with Pastor Mike Glazner to officiate. Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Memories and condolences can be made online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Matlock

Kim Kovar Matlock, 56 of Votaw, died Sunday April 26, 2015.

She was born December 17, 1958 to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kovar. Kim enjoyed her Sunday morning crossword, gardening, fishing and spending time outdoors. Her flowers and plants showed her love. She was a very loving Mom, Nana and friend. She loved having all her "kids" around the dinner table. Kim attended Dayton High School. Formally living in Dayton, Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Romayer, Texas.

Kim was preceded in death by her father Ray Kovar, her brother Randy Kovar and husband Earl Matlock.

Cherishing Kim's memories are her children Bud Reed and fiancée Tammy of Votaw, Rana and husband Johnny Meyers of Votaw,. Her step children - Jackie and husband Tim Greene of Dayton, Jay and wife Nikki Matlock of Dayton and Jeremy Matlock of Dayton. Her loving grandchildren Tristen Meyers, Rikki Reed, Amber Duff, Cynthia Wright, Jason Hornberger, Cierra Matlock, Zachary Matlock, Alexis Matlock and Dee Dee Washburn. and her great grandsons - Aleister Wright and Hunter Morgan and a host of friends. Kim's wishes were to be cremated and no funeral services. That you remember her the way she lived and enjoyed life. Smell the flowers and watch the hummingbirds. There will be a memorial "get together" at a later date.

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

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Tinnerman

William Newton “Bill” Tinnerman II, 68, of Anahuac, Texas, died Monday, April 27, 2015.

He was born June 10, 1946 in Aransas Pass, Texas, to Helen Isabel Evans and Dr. W. N. Tinnerman, by whom he is preceded in death.

Bill attended Southern Methodist University and graduated with his bachelors and masters degrees in chemistry. While at SMU, he met Linda Fahring, the love of his life, whom he married in Anahuac, Texas on June 13, 1970. He served in the US Army Artillery from 1969 to 1972 at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma. After finishing his service, he entered the doctorate program at the University of Houston and received his Ph. D in polymer chemistry. He remained at UH for 4 years teaching organic chemistry before going to the University of St. Thomas, where he taught organic chemistry for 36 years. He served as department chair for the majority of his tenure at UST.

Bill was a generous man and civic service was a big part of his life. He was a devout member of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, a member of the Anahuac Lions Club and he served on numerous committees at UST.

His most precious moments were spent grading lab books and exams while driving to Dallas to watch SMU Mustang football (they won a few!) and visit his granddaughter. He hosted an annual picnic for UST faculty and every student who took organic chemistry at UST. The picnic was always held the first weekend in May before the slaughter of final exams. Everyone enjoyed boiled crawfish, BBQ and all the trimmings, Frisbee golf, softball games, flying kites and swimming. He was a “simple organic chemist” who loved his students and his family. (…and pecans, and mowing grass, and old movies…)

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Linda, his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Helen and Andrew Hall, sister, Helen Tinnerman, aunt, Doris Cheshier, granddaughter, Mary Isabel Hall, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends and former students.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

An endowed scholarship in memory of Dr. Bill Tinnerman has been set up at the University of St. Thomas. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Dr. William N. Tinnerman II Endowed Scholarship Fund. Your support will benefit future students studying the subject he passionately taught for many years. Please give now to support his legacy fund. Once on the Give Now page (http://tinyurl.com/USTGiveNow), you will have the opportunity to indicate where you would like to direct your gift. Please select “Other,” add the amount, and type “Tinnerman Scholarship” in the memo box. You may also send a check to the university with Dr. William N. Tinnerman II Endowed Scholarship Fund in the memo line to 3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006-4626.

A visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, 204 Trinity St., from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Anahuac at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514, (409)-267-3456.

Graves

Donald Ray Graves, 78, of Dayton, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Donald was born December 30, 1936 in Dayton, to parents; Ralph Clarence, Sr. and Sophie Gajdosik Graves, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton.  He was a retired boilermaker and enjoyed fishing, gardening, and mechanics.

Mr. Graves was preceded in death by his parents, wife:  Pat Graves, brother:  Ralph C. Graves, Jr., and sister:  Jean Mayor.  He is survived by his brother:  Joe Graves of Dayton, sister:  Mary Griffin of Arkansas, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Landriault

Dennis “Paul” Landriault, 76, of Baytown, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Baytown.

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

Paul was born May 10, 1938 in Clayton, OK, to parents; Arthur D., Sr. and Lydia M. Oxford Landriault, a former resident of Dayton, and has resided in Baytown for the past 35 years.  He was a graduate of the Webster High School, a retired electrician from CenterPoint, and member of the Church of Christ.  He also enjoyed hunting, collecting guns, reading, and WW II history.

Mr. Landriault was preceded in death by his parents, grandson:  Joshua D. Landriault, and brother:  Arthur D. Landriault, Jr.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years:  Fannie Ustain Stephens Landriault of Baytown, daughter:  Michelle Parsons and husband Steve of Sugarland, sons:  H.D. “Bo” Landriault and wife Sheri of Dayton and Adam L. Landriault and wife Dian of Beach City, brothers:  Dallas Landriault of Livingston, Roger Landriault of LaPorte, Leo Landriault of Navasota, and Johnny Landriault of Bay City, grandchildren:  Jon Paul Landriault and wife Amber, Haleigh Landriault, Justin Cantu and wife Emily, Courtney Wyche and husband Curtis, Dillon Landriault, and Garrett Landriault, great-grandchildren:  Peyton Trahan and Collin Shanks, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Reynolds

Barbara Lee Staarmann Reynolds, 61, of Kenefick, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Kenefick Civic Center with services concluding thereafter. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Barbara was born September 27, 1953 in Hamilton, Ohio, to parents; Leo Joseph and Hilda Lampl Staarmann. She was a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton for the past 22 years. Barbara was a graduate of the Fairfield High School class of 1971. She spent her days taking care of her family and helping others. She was an Ole Tyme Days committee member and treasurer. Barbara spent many years supporting the Boy Scouts and was instrumental in forming Troup 49. She enjoyed the outdoors and took the scouts on numerous camping trips. Barbara was a Pro ET drag racer. She will be truly missed by all that knew her.

Mrs. Reynolds was preceded in death by her parents and special aunt: Frieda Lampl. She is survived by her husband of 28 years: Steve Reynolds of Dayton, daughters: Michelle Richardson of Kenefick, Jenny Williams of Kenefick, and Jolana Church and husband Tim of Illinois, brother: Leo “John” Staarmann of Colorado, grandchildren: A. J. Richardson and wife Laura, Aaron Richardson, Bryce Williams, Daniel Williams, Journey Meineke, Kherington Church, and Kamden Church, great-grandchildren: Callie and Cameron Richardson, grand dog: Duster, also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Gall

Virginia Gall 73 of Daisetta, died Friday April, 24, 2015 in Dayton surrounded by her loving family.

Zelma Virginia Gall was born on August 5, 1942 in Liberty, Texas, to parents Bowen Leonard Taylor, Sr. and Hazel Aline Taylor who preceded her in death, along with her husband Billy John Gall. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Dora Albert Taylor, and her grandson, Cory Wayne Burns. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She is survived by her brother Bowen Leonard Taylor, Jr. and wife Beverly Taylor, her son, John Harvey Compston, Jr. and wife, Marsha Compston, her daughters, Pam LaDeana Compston, Johnnie Kay Burns, Grace Aline Boothe and son-in-law, Larry Wayne Boothe, grandchildren including Herbert Ray Morgan, Jr. and wife Jessica Morgan, Eric Ray Morgan and wife Pam Morgan, Karessa Leigh Cox, Jami Michele Burns and fiancé Jason Arnold and daughter Summer, Kimberlie Aline Harlan and husband Christopher Wayne Harlan, Dustin Wayne Boothe, great grandchildren Herbert Ray Morgan III, Lucas Creedence Morgan, Brody Wayne Morgan, Ethan Art Morgan, Kolby Cecil Morgan, Tyler James Ball, Kimber Jo Cox, and Brenna Lynn Harlan, and numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers are Dustin Wayne Boothe, Christopher Wayne Harlan, Justin Westlee, Jordan Eric, Ray Morgan and Herbert Ray Morgan, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers are John Harvey Compston, Jr. and Larry Wayne Boothe.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday April, 29, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Lesley Gaines officiating. Interment will follow at Boothe cemetery of Moss Hill. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday April, 28, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

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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Witherspoon

Haskell Witherspoon aka “SPOON”, 68, of Anahuac, Texas died Saturday, April 25, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on November 26, 1946, in Henderson, Texas to M. M. Witherspoon and Susie Ethel Britton.  The family moved to Anahuac in 1949 where he became a lifelong resident and raised his three sons with his wife of 47 years, Mary Louise Witherspoon.

Haskell worked for Texas Gulf Sulphur Company in Moss Bluff for 16 years, spending 18 months of those working in Saudi Arabia.  He then went to work for Chambers County, where he served as a Road Foreman, and retired after working for 20 years.  He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Anahuac.

Summers always brought Haskell to the ball park to coach Little League baseball with his three boys and their buddies, known as the Yankees, who always counted on his knowledge of the game.  He had a great love for the outdoors, spending quality time with his sons, and showing them how to carry on his love of hunting and fishing.  Each year he planted and harvested a garden that fed not only his family but many neighbors and friends as well.  Even in his final days, Haskell was still involved in his spring harvest by giving special instructions on how his beloved okra should be planted.

Haskell is survived by his loving wife, Mary Louise; three sons Cade Witherspoon and wife Carol, Kyle Witherspoon and wife Jennifer, Coy Witherspoon and wife Lee Lee, all of Anahuac; grandchildren Cadee Witherspoon, of Anahuac, Shae Witherspoon, of College Station, Jace Witherspoon and Clay Witherspoon, of Anahuac; two sisters Fern Weaver, of Hankamer and Judy Dockens, of Winnie.

A visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Ten o’clock in the morning at the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, 204 Trinity St., with Rev. Kelly S. Krone officiating with interment to follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

He will truly be missed by his family and loving friends.  When you drive by, you may no longer see Haskell sitting out by his garden, but no doubt, he’s watching from above as it continues to grow.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514, (409)-267-3456.

Chavez

Kimberly Schisler Chavez, age 39 of Liberty, died April 24, 2015 in Liberty, TX. 

Kim was born April 23, 1976 in Liberty, TX, daughter of Gregory Schisler Sr and Cheryl Armstrong Schisler.  She graduated from Liberty High School then attended cosmetology school at Lee College.  She worked as an office manager with Arnold’s Builders in the past.  She loved to paint, work with crafts, cook and enjoyed being in the outdoors.  Her children were number one in her life.  She will be missed by all.

Kim was preceded in death by her grandparents; Jerry and Betty Anderson, Enrique Chavez and Willie Armstrong Sr.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, husband; Alex Chavez, sons; Alex Chavez, Carson Chavez, daughter; Elizabeth Chavez, parents; Gregory Sr and Cheryl Schisler, brother; Gregory Schisler Jr, sister; Amy Michelle Schisler, grandmother; Dorothy Armstrong, mother-in-law; Maria Chavez, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Services for Kimberly Schisler Chavez will be Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10am at North Main Baptist Church in Liberty, with burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

DeHoyos

Maria del Rosario Ramirez DeHoyos, 76, of Double Bayou, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. 

Maria was born July 2, 1938 in Coahuila Jimenez, Mexico to Nicholas and Maxima Ramirez.  She was preceded in death by her dear husband Ramon DeHoyos.

Maria is survived by her two loving daughters Anita Torres and husband Hector Javier Torres, and Alma DeHoyos of Brownwood; sisters Ramona Lazara Vargas, of California, Gloria Villareal, of Brownwood, Angelica and Raul Cuellar, of Houston, Ramona Cuellar, of Mexico and brother Jose Ramirez, of Del Rio; grandchildren Jessica Torres Diaz and husband Luis Diaz, Jennifer Torres, Rafael DeHoyos and wife Erica DeHoyos, Rachel Fuentes and husband Joseph Fuentes, of Texas City and Luis Perez, of Brownwood; great grandchildren Nathan Diaz, Victor Zuniga and fiancé Shannon O’Briant, of Texas City, Marcus Zuniga, of Mont Belvieu, and Gabriel Perez, of Brownwood.

Maria and Ramon were the first Hispanic family in this area and lived in the area for more than 50 years leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, hard work, and strength. She was known and loved by many.

The family also wishes to extend a special thanks to Mary and Seferino Licon and Danny Licon and also to Maricela Hernandez for the care and devotion during her illness.

A visitation with the family will be on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00am on Monday, April 27, 2015 in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, in Anahuac.
Interment will follow in Jackson Cemetery in Double Bayou.

Pallbearers for Maria will be Leonel Torres, Alejandro Francisco Torres, Juan Carlos Tobias Jr., Gabino DeHoyos Jr., Luis A. Torres and Luis A. Perez.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hector Javier Torres, Jose Francisco Torres, Rafael Torres DeHoyos, Seferino Licon and Danny Licon.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514, (409)-267-3456.

Christ

Jeremy William Christ, 26, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015.  He was born in California on September 13, 1988 to Clyde and Edith Christ.

Jeremy graduated from Dayton High School in 2007.  He enjoyed working on cars, helping people and he received his Karate instruction’s at Rising Sun in Atascocita and he also received his orange belt in Karate.

Jeremy is preceded in death by his grandfather Clyde W. Christ.

He is survived by his wife Kim Brown; son Cameron Christ; father Clyde Christ; stepmother Rebecca Brown; mother Edith Christ; brother Joshua Christ and wife Tory; grandmother Jeannette Christ; nephew Connor Christ and a host of friends.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

A visitation with the family will be from 12:00pm until 5:00pm on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Dayton Community Center, 801 S. Cleveland St., with a memorial service beginning at 1:00pm.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535, (936)-258-2678.

Dowdell

Gloria June Dowdell 52 of Hardin died on Sunday April, 19, 2015 at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty.

A native of Dallas, she had lived in Hardin many years and was a provider for Home Health Care. She enjoyed and loved being with her family.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents John Moore and Clara Patterson; and grandchild Zachary Gage.

She is survived by her husband William David Dowdell of Liberty; sons Fred Flores and wife Toni of Hardin; and Daniel Castillo of Houston. Daughter Rosie Braxton and husband Carl of Moss Bluff. Mother and Father-in law Anna and Robert Locke of Daisetta; Joe Dowdell and wife Joy of Daisetta. Brother John Matthew Moore Jr. of Dayton. Uncle, Ron Hollingsworth of Houston and aunt Doreen Blanchard and husband James of Hardin.

Brother-in-laws are Raymond Dowdell and wife Liz of Liberty; Michael Dowdell Sr. and wife Stacy of Raywood; Tony Locke and wife Melissa of Hardin; Daniel Locke of Liberty; Richard Locke and wife Lisa of Cleveland; and Charlie Locke and wife Kerri of Devers.

Sister-in-law Terri Kudermyer and husband Lewis of Liberty. First cousin and best friend Elizabeth Vasquez and family of Dallas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Grandchildren are Legaci, Eterniti, Corbin, Jordan, Alexis, Caden, and Isaiah

There will be a memorial service held on Monday April, 27, 2015 at 2:00P.M. at Hardin United Methodist Church with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating.

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

Dickson

Bobbie M. Dickson, 82, of Liberty, Texas the third child born to Kenzie and Gertie Morris, ldied, April 20, 2015 and went to her home in heaven. 

She was born on March 29, 1931 in Hardin, Texas.  She joined Olive Bethel Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful and participating member until her health failed.  She sung in the choir for many many years, was a Sunday school teacher and participated in different activities of the church.

She went to elementary school and high school in Hardin.  After graduating from high school, she went to Prairie View A&M University, where she received her BA degree in Business Education I n May 1952.

After working several jobs, she was offered a teaching position in the Liberty Training High School in 1954.  During her teaching career, she went back to college and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Education from Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas in 1967.  She met and married her husband, William Dickson, in December 1964.

After 40 years in the school district, she retired in 1994.  She transcended into retirement, by working at her record shop and also administered test at Liberty High School and worked as a substitute teacher in the Windham School District.

She received the Texas Excellence Award for Outstanding High School Teach in 1989, the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1990, and Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service presented by the office of Education Association of Texas in 1978 and Black History Month Celebration Award for her devoted years of service to West Liberty High and Elementary Schools, City of Ames in 1999.

Bobbie was a very humble, patient and kind person.  She was never in a hurry to do anything.  She loved the Lord and exemplified that through her ways and actions.  Her enjoyment was being with family, attending to her record shop, cooking, helping family members in any way she could and traveling which she did in her later years.

Those awaiting her arrival in heaven are her parents Kenzie and Gertie Morris, brothers McKenzie Morris, Lonnie Morris and Travoyie (Troy) Morris and sister Louise Morris.  Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 51 years, William B. Dickson, of Liberty; step daughter Jocelyn, of Houston; sisters Katie Reddicks and husband John, of Humble, Texas, Maxine Moye, of Beaumont, Texas and Sandra Davis and husband Greg, of Richmond, California; brother Ernie Morris and wife Carolyn, of Pearland, Texas, nieces, great nieces, great-great nieces, nephews, great nephews, great-great-great nephews and many friends and care takers who will miss her.

A visitation with the family will be on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00am until 11:00am at Olive Bethel Baptist Church, 5830 FM 1011, in Hardin, Texas where funeral services will follow at 11:00am, with Rev. Greg Bellard, Rev. Dan Burrell, Jr., Rev. Dwight Pruitt and Rev, Richard Ayers, Jr., officiating.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
Interment will follow in Bingham Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535, (936)-258-2678.

Mooring

Long time Liberty resident Beverly Ann Mooring died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in Liberty. She was 56.

Mrs. Mooring was born May 14, 1958, in Houston, to Vernon and Myrtle Sommerfeld.

Shortly after moving to Liberty, she met and married the love of her life. Beverly and Ronald Mooring were married 34 years until his death in 2012.

The Moorings raised three children of their own, but Mrs. Mooring was also considered a mother by the neighborhood kids and her children's closest friends.

Mrs. Mooring was an avid gardener, with a green thumb that was the envy of many. She also loved to cook and bake for family and friends and was quick to lend a hand when she could.

She adored her grandchildren, cheering them on in school sports and club activities, making memories and celebrating their milestones. She was loved by many.

Mrs. Mooring was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her sister, Susan Renee Sommerfeld.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan Schrock and husband Seth of Arlington, and Bambi LePach and husband David of Georgia. Sons, Charles Mooring and wife Melissa of Baytown, and Stephen Mooring and fiancée Melissa Stith of Beaumont.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, John and Ryan LePach of Georgia, Owen and Magnolia Schrock of Arlington, Ayden, Jillian and Ella Rae Mooring of Baytown, and Carson Mooring of Lumberton.

Cremation under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc.

Cremation service 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

Smith

Felicia “Tudy” Smith, 85, of Huffman, Texas, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble with family by her side. 

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Felicia was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Ernest E. Smith, Sr. and her parents.  She was a Christian and friend to all who knew her.  She worked with her husband as a general contractor for over 50 years and was previously the Secretary of the Meadowbrook Baptist Church.  She loved to sing in the church choir, doing crafts, vacationing with family and friends, walking with her friends at the May Community Center, crocheting, and spending time with her family.  Felicia was a 35 year member of the First Baptist Church in Huffman.

Felicia is survived by her two sisters, Norma Chandler and Vicky Cutrer; daughters Suzy Cook and husband Mike, Lisha Espinosa and husband Sergio; sons Ernie Smith Jr. and wife Barbara, Danny Smith and wife Rita; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.  She loved us all, and we all loved her – she is dancing on the streets of gold with Dad.
A visitation with the family will be on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., in Dayton.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 24, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Huffman, 25503 FM 2100 Rd., with Brother Mike Martin officiating.

Interment will follow in Huffman Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535, (936)-258-2678.

Nguyen

Hieu Nguyen, 67, of Oak Island, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015 in Beaumont, Texas. 

He was born in Saigon, Vietnam on June 5, 1947 to San Van and Nho Thi Nguyen.

He is survived by one sister and two brothers.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 10:00am until 7:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:00am in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514, (409)-267-3456.

Vines

Peggy Jean Moon Vines was a little red head from Pelly.  For those that don’t know, Pelly was one of three original communities that later became known as Baytown. 

Peggy Jean’s life was a little rough in the beginning, her mom “Mother Helen” died before she was a year old.  Her father “Daddy Jake” was a very young man that needed help with a small child so she was raised by her grandmother, Hettie Mae Roeling, mother to her and Bo to us kids.  You could say she was raised by the whole town, you see Pelly was a small community where everyone knew you.  Peggy Jean was much loved and had a good life.  There were her great uncles, uncle that was more a brother, friends and neighbors that were always there to look after her while Bo was working at the local washateria.

Peggy Jean attended Robert E. Lee High School and was never the same after her best friend, Patsy, hooked her up on a double date with two handsome boys from Arkansas.  Patsy later married our Daddy’s first cousin, Lynn Cox and Peggy Jean at the young age of sixteen married Glendol Ray Vines, he was eighteen.  They settled in Hull, Texas where her beloved uncle, Odell Roeling had started a business and spent many years helping him manage Roeling Construction Company and Roeling Equipment Company.

Peggy Jean Moon, now Vines, was a feisty little red head that was always there for her family.  She was an excellent care giver to her mother, father, uncle, great uncles and her husband that passed away on 7-16-04 just months shy of their 50th wedding anniversary.  Very seldom did we ever see her mad but if you messed with her babies (children or grandchildren) you had a tiger by the tail!  It was mentioned earlier that she was never the same after meeting our dad and she was never the same after he passed away.  She missed him greatly and felt a part of her was gone.  Having to kiss her only son goodbye on 4-16-08 just months before his 50th birthday was the true test of her faith and strength.

Peggy was raised in the Pentecost Church and we will never forget the church pinch Bo would give us if we were not quite and still!.  Then she would make it all better by giving us ½ stick of Juicy Fruit gum.  Peggy later converted to Baptist religion and raised her children in the First Baptist Church of Hull.

We started family vacations in July 1990 and for 25 years we would spend a week together in the summer.  Most often it was a beach vacation, she also enjoyed the Frio River.  As long as we were all together it was good with her.  We have another family tradition that meant the world to her – our Sunday dinners.  Every Sunday at 4:00 we all head to Maw Maw’s house and bring food and discuss the week’s events.  We always left plenty of food to last her a few days and her down time would be when it was time for us to leave.  We have awesome memories from these family times and many pictures to bring us smiles and help ease our sadness.  The sexy little red head and the tall dark handsome working man were drawn together by some unseen force across many miles and produced a family that is very close.  They brought us together and never have to worry about us staying together.  They laid a strong family foundation that will stand the test of time and last for generations.

A preacher once said that sometimes family members ask him when their loved one passed – Do you think they went to heaven?  Well that is one question we do not have to ask.  She will be called home to Heaven.  She loved her God and her country and lived her life to honor and respect both.  This year should be her lucky year.  She would role the lucky 7’s on 10/22/15 and turn 77 years old.  I guess she is the lucky one, it is only us – her babies – her family and friends that feel the pain.  She has no more pain.

Join us in celebrating the life of Peggy Jean Moon Vines, she was called home on April 21, 2015 at 11:00 by our Lord and Savior.  She died at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas after a brief battle with cancer.  Peggy was preceded in death by her mother; Helen Roeling Moon, grandmother; Hettie Mae McCagheen Roeling, father; Jake Moon, husband; Glendol Ray Vines and son; Bobby Ray Vines.  She is survived by daughters; Debbie Taylor & husband Marvin, Rhonda Devillier & husband Steve, grandchildren; Marvin Ray Taylor & wife Christina, Bobby Ray Vines Jr & fiance Morgan and daughter Mila, Amber Taylor, Angela George & fiancé Jacob Fregia, great-grandchildren; Shawn Taylor, Cori Taylor, Addie Condra & Tate Moorman.  Services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service.  A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service and a Christian burial to take place Friday, April 24, 2015 at 2pm in the chapel with interment at Cooke Cemetery, Liberty.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Abernathy

David Allen "Bubba" Abernathy, 70, of Anahuac, died Friday, April 17, 2015. 

He was born October 17, 1944 in Alvin, Texas to David and Pauline Abernathy.  In 1954, his parents moved the family from Baytown to Anahuac.  Bubba married his lifelong sweetheart and the love of his life, Mary Annette Willcox, on September 19, 1964. He is preceded in death by parents David Clayton and Pauline Frances Armstrong Abernathy and nephew, James L. Abernathy, Jr.

After graduating from Anahuac High School, Bubba joined the United States Air Force and served eight years. He is a Vietnam Veteran, and was trained in radar and electronics.  After the service, he and Annette moved back to Anahuac.  They owned and operated Abernathy's Meat Market for over 25 years, Abernathy's Home Center for 10 years and he served as Chambers County Commissioner, Pct. 2 for 6 years.  He was currently employed by Chambers County as the Central Warehouse Supervisor.  Bubba was the original founder of the Chambers County Youth Project Show 100 Club.  Over the years he was active in many community organizations that included Anahuac Little League, Anahuac Optimist Club, Lion's Club, American Legion, Anahuac Chamber of Commerce, Chambers County Youth Project Show and Anahuac Emergency Corp.  He was a member of Our Lady of Light Catholic Church and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Bubba is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Annette Abernathy; son Brent Allen Abernathy and Stacy Hodge; daughter Lynna Renee and husband Cris Stephenson; grandchildren: Chance Edward Stephenson, Owen David Stephenson, Maggie Annette Stephenson, Holly Catherine Abernathy, Jacob "Jake" Allen Abernathy, Meagan Helane Abernathy, and Colby Blain Hodge; sisters, Alice Dawson and husband Ferd, of Brookeland, Texas and Laura Tidwell, of Winnie, Texas; brothers, Dale Abernathy and wife Jackie, of Wimberley, Texas and James Abernathy and wife Sandy, of Wimberley, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and a host of friends.

His most precious moments were spent with his children and grandchildren loving and mentoring them in the many talents that he possessed. He was lovingly known as "Beeta" to those precious grandchildren who all declared that "Beeta" could fix anything. Bubba and Annette held a 4th of July family reunion at their home for 31 consecutive years through rain or shine.   

A visitation with the family will be on Monday, April 20, 2014 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514. 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church, 2207 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas, with Rev. Khanh Ho and Mr. Eugene R. LeBlanc officiating. 

Rite of committal will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers for Bubba will be Steve Moorman, Robert Moorman, Donny Abernathy, Ronny Abernathy, David Abernathy, Clayton Abshier, Taz Abernathy and Michael Willcox.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Chambers County Youth Project Show 100 Club, P.O. Box 199, Hankamer, Texas 77560.       

Meadows

Nancy Jane Meadows, age 67 of Hardin, died April 18, 2015 in Baytown, TX. 

Nancy was born December 6, 1947 in Liberty, TX, daughter of the late Ronald Silva and Pauline Bailey Silva.  She graduated from Anahuac High School and was a housewife all of her life.  She married George Meadows on December 22, 1970 and was married for almost forty years before his passing in May of 2010.  Nancy was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.  She enjoyed camping, attending her grandchildren’s sports activities and gardening.  But most of all, she loved her family.  She will be missed by all.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and husband; George Meadows and one brother; James Guyewski.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; David Meadows and wife Kim of Hull, Michael Meadows and wife Stacy of Nederland, TX, James Powell and wife Melissa of Silsbee, TX, grandchildren; Payten Meadows, Derek and Taylor Powell, special friends; J.D. and Mona Keller and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Services for Nancy Jane Meadows will be Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin.  Visitation will be Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel of Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Arnold

Paul Edward Arnold 57 of Splendora, Texas, died on Friday April, 10, 2015 in Madisonville.

A native of Liberty, he had lived in Splendora thirteen years and was a self employed welder for many years.

He was preceded in death by his father Marvin Arnold Jr; grandparents Marvin and Margaret Arnold; and aunt Yvonne Dickerson and Audry Ford.

Survivors are mother Reba Rhoden of Hull; partner Catherine Young of Splendora; daughters, Melissa, Jenifer, and Susan Arnold all of Splendora. Brothers, Clinton Arnold of Batson; Roger Arnold of Liberty; Curtis Wallace and wife Pam of Thailand, and Ryan Wallace of Hull.

Sisters Kandy Kroutil and fiancé Ben McClough of Hull; and Marla Gaye Arnold of Chester.

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

Cremation service 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

Byford

James Lee “Basco” Byford, 64, of Dayton, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center in Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 20, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of Dayton with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, at the First Baptist Church.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

James was born September 17, 1950 in Port Arthur, to parents; Novel Lee and Bessie P. Pryor Byford, and has been a lifelong resident of the Dayton area.  He was a graduate of the Port Neches Groves High School class of 1970, a retired pipefitter from Austin Industries, and member of the First Baptist Church.  He also enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, tinkering, and especially spending time with his family.

Mr. Byford was preceded in death by his parents and brothers:  Danny Byford and Ivan W. Byford.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years:  Sandra Starustka Byford of Dayton, daughters:  Amy Byford of Dayton and Lacey Byford of Dayton, son:  Timothy Byford and wife Rose of Willis, grandchildren:  Kaven, Quinn, and Corbin, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

 

Pace Stancil Funeral Home

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

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

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