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Miller

Jewel Miller, 96, of Liberty, died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Liberty Health Care Nursing Home in Liberty, Texas. 

She was born September 5, 1918 in Jasper, Texas to Charlie Miller and Luevenia Miller. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and worked various jobs in her life.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Connie Sue Fregia Thompson, sister Leona Miller Swearingen and husband Willie Swearingen, a grandson, a granddaughter, a niece and two nephews.

She is survived by her sons Billy Chancellor and wife Sharon, of Fairfield, Texas and Johnny Chancellor and wife Arlene, of West Columbia, Texas and Weldon Fregia and wife Lola, of Raywood, Texas;  grandchildren Wes, Tammy, Randall, Kelton, Rebecca, Donna, Ken, Janey, Cyndi, Keith and Kay;  great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be on Monday, December 22, 2014 from Noon until 1:00pm where funeral services will be at 1:00PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas, with Rev Danny Johnson officiating.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Interment will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Miller will be Randall Chancellor, Michael Chancellor, Randy Thompson, Wesley Michalec, Larry Leftrick and Jerry Swearingen.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Watson

James David Watson, known to friends and family as Jimbo, was born in New Bern, North Carolina on November 20, 1949 to Teresa and James O. Watson. 

He was raised in Wilmington, N.C., where he was active in the Methodist Church, Boy Scouts, and the Methodist Youth Fellowship.  He grew up playing basketball, fishing and hunting with his dad, digging in the sand of Wrightsville Beach and playing the drums in a band.  And he would rather wash the dishes than mow the yard any day of the week. 

Jimbo found his way to Anahuac, Texas in 1973 and went to work as a welder.  He still loved to fish and he still loved living near the water.  He later became the owner and operator of the Channel Marker 17 in Oak Island, Texas.  The restaurant is known far and wide for more than just good food.  It was his smile and handshake that greeted you, the conversation, the laughter, the jokes, and the friendship he offered so freely that will be most remembered.  He loved his family, his customers, his business, sharing a cold one with friends, and fishing off of his dock.  He married his wife Ernestine on June 17, 2006, and together they have run a successful business and loved and supported each other through rain and shine and hurricanes and floods.

Jimbo was tough as nails on the outside, but it never took long to learn that a heart the size of Texas lived beneath the surface.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend who supported his community, loved his family with his whole heart, and never met a stranger.  He left this world peacefully on December 17th, at the age of 65, and was preceded in death by his father, James Otis Watson.  He is survived by his loving wife, Ernestine, sons Chris Watson and wife Cortney and Robert Rogers and wife Shelia, daughters Amber Watson and husband Patrick Gilbert and Jamie Rast and husband Jeremy, grandsons Travis Watson, Shawn Rogers and Junior Grande, granddaughters Baylee and Brooke Watson and Kalee Gilbert mother Teresa Limerick, brother Chuck Watson and wife Missy, sisters Anne Martin and husband David, Barbara Hainley and husband Mark, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Jimbo found joy in the simple things and taught us all to live life, give back, welcome new faces and never forget the old ones.  If there is fishing in heaven, you can bet he is on the pier with his dad and smiling down on those of us who shared his wonderful life.

A visitation with the family was on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00PM in the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, with Rev. Kelly Krone and Rev. Mark Pagels officiating.

Interment was in Anahuac Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Fontenot

Shirley Fontenot 77, of Liberty died Dec. 07, 2014.

Services are Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church 801 Sam Houston St. Liberty TX. Visitation will begin at 8AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Wells Cemetery, Liberty, TX.

Cherishing her memories are daughter Debra Bradford-Hickman (Ronald). Sister: Ms. Trahan, Grandchild, Great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ms. Fontenot’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary 518 Miller St. Anahuac, TX., 409-267- 3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Trousdale

Teresa Cockburn Trousdale 45, of Raywood, died on Thursday December 18, 2914 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held Sunday December 21, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at First Assembly of God Church of Saratoga, with Reverend Jeff Blizzard officiating. Graveside and interment will follow on Monday December 22, 2014 at 2:00 P.M at Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday December 20, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel in Batson.

Teresa was born July 21, 1969 to Jim Cockburn and Jerry Taylor, and was a Food Director at Hull-Daisetta ISD.

She is preceded in death by her mother Jerry Taylor and her Grandparents.

Survivors include her parents Jim and Lyndell Cockburn of Ranger, husband; John Trousdale of Raywood, son; Johnny Wayne Trousdale and wife Ima of Daisetta, daughters; Crystal Hilton and husband Matt of Saratoga, Meaghan Trousdale of Raywood, Marissa Trousdale of Raywood, brothers; Michael Cockburn of Eastland, Chris Cockburn of Garland, Sean Cockburn and wife Jo of Liberty Hill. Grandchildren are Johnathan, Kylie, TayTay, DeDe, Johnny "Brothers" Wayne Jr., Trandon, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, a host of loving friends, and extended family members.

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

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

Manning

Laura Elizabeth Manning, 44, of Liberty, Texas.

Laura was born November 4, 1970 in Liberty and was a graduate of Kingwood High School. Laura had a good and loving heart.  She also had a kind and special way with children and pets.  She enjoyed playing with her younger brothers when they were young and, more recently, her niece and nephews.

Laura was preceded in death by her grandmother, Joan Gatlin. 

Laura is survived by her mother, Linda Wright, of Onalaska; her sister, Julia Wright of Kingwood, her brother and sister-in-law, Dusty and Steffany Wright of Onalaska, and her brother, Colby Wright of Onalaska.  She is also survived by her grandfather, R.C. “Buddy” Gatlin of Hardin; Aunt Barbara Willard and husband Joe of Dallas, Uncle Chris Gatlin and wife Karen of Crystal Beach, her nephews, Townes and Harrison Youngblood, and her niece, Brooklynn Wright.

A funeral service will be held 3PM Sunday December 21, 2014 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N.Travis Liberty, Texas with burial to follow in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Crisp

Ella Rose Crisp, 72, died December 14, 2014. She was born August 2, 1942 in Houston, TX to Alfred and Wilda Meacham.

She graduated Dayton High School in 1960; she received her Bachelor of Arts Teaching from Sam Houston State. Ella taught in Huntsville and Kansas City, she retired from teaching in Marble Falls.

Ella is survived by her children Angie Blaisdell and husband John Blaisdell, Danna Bruns and husband Rex Bruns, Bubba White and wife Shirley White; grandchildren Amber Blaisdell, Brianna Shrubar, Brian Shrubar, Geoffen Bruns, Damon Bruns, Chelcee Bruns, Ashley McGaha, Whitney Taylor, and Dylan Ball, sisters Ouida Hopkins, Wilda Meacham, Paula Olguin and Shirley Haidusek and her dog Fancy. She is also survived by numerous other relatives and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don Crisp, and her brother Melburn Meacham.

Ella's smile and laugh was truly like none other. She loved reading and sewing. She also loved her family unconditionally.

Memorial service will be held Friday December 19, 2014 at 10:00 am at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com

Vanya

John "Jeff" Vanya 87, of Hardin, died on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital with his loving family by his side.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday December 19, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel, with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin chapel cemetery. The family will be recieving friends on Thursday December 18, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 8;00P.M. at Faith & Family.

Jeff was born July 2, 1927 to John Vanya and Macy Martin, Mr Vanya was a self employed Oilfield Pumper. He had lived in Hardin for 81 years, he was also a member of Hardin Baptist church.

He was preceded in death by brother; J.M. Vanya, sisters; Gertrude Allen and marie Vanys.

Survivors are his wife of 59 years Frances Marie Stinnett Vanya of Hardin, sons; John J. Vanya Jr. and wife Christie of Hardin, and James R. Vanya of Houston. Daughter; Kathy Harris, brother; Bill Vanya of Jennings, LA. Grandchildren; Amanda Patton, Tiffany Pennington. Great grandchildren; Jake Jones, Zane Jones, and Luke Patton. Serving as pallbearers are Allen Tenorio, Lorenzo Tenorio Bruce Crawford, Garrison Crawford, Jesse Pennington, Josh Patton.

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

To view online obituary or leave a condolence for the family visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Guest

James Aaron Guest- age 40, passed away December 11, 2014 at his home in Dayton.

Aaron was born March 29, 1974 in San Antonio, Texas the son of James Guest and the late Evangeline Archer. Aaron was very artistic, enjoyed leather working, and raising Dobermans. He also enjoyed restoring car interiors. Aaron was a 1994 graduate of the Art Institute of Houston School of Culinary Arts. Acclaimed for his creative combinations of Texas and Louisiana cuisines, Aaron was named "Up-and-Coming Chef of the Year" in the December 1998 issue of Houston's My Table magazine. In 1997, he was selected by Esquire magazine as one of the "Chefs to Keep Your Eye On," and in 1996, was named "Best Young Chef" by the Houston Chronicle. One of Aaron’s recipes was featured on "The Best Of" on Food Network TV. He was employed at Prego Restaurant in Houston.

Aaron was preceded in death by his mother Evangeline Archer.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his father James A. “Jim” Guest and stepmother Karen of Carrollton, TX; sisters; Elisa Tiffee and husband A.B. of Plano, TX , Jennifer Sterling of Corte Madera, CA, and Brittany Guest of Addison, TX, and a brother; Philip Sterling and wife Kalli of Trophy Club, TX. He also leaves his nieces and nephews; Landon Williams, Spencer Williams, Alexis Tiffee, Alyssa Sterling, and Trevor Sterling. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A Memorial Service will be held 3PM Sunday December 21, 2014 in the Wildwood Chapel of Restland Funeral Home, 13005 Greenville Ave. Dallas, Texas 75243.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Aaron’s memory to the Doberman Rescue of North Texas - http://www.dobermanrescue.org/ or to the ASPCA - https://www.aspca.org/donate

Young

Jessie Milton Young Jr., age 70 of Romayor, Texas, died Saturday, December 13, 2014.

He was born February 20, 1944 in Texas to parents Jessie Milton Young Sr. and Lillie Mae Fowler who preceded him in death.

Survivors include his sister, Barbara Grace Efurd; uncle, Willie Lee Fowler; niece, Judy Efurd Baldwin; nephew, Jeff Efurd and wife Keri; cousins, Billy Ruth Hinze and husband Milton, Walter Cromer, Charlotte Cromer, Betty Rupp, Barbara Farr and husband Adrian, Wayne Young and wife Annette, and Linda Sue Hightower and husband Allen, and Terry Smith; numerous other relatives and friends.


Pastors Lindell Mitchell and Don Prather will preside over funeral services held 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Holly Grove Cemetery, Livingston, Texas. Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas.

Schroeder

Mark David “Grand Paw” Schroeder, 58, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at home in Huffman, Texas.

He was born December 6, 1956 in New Orleans, LA to parents, David Eric and Bonny Kathleen Marcus Schroeder. 

Service for Mr. Schroeder will be held Saturday December 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Houston United Methodist Church in Huffman. Visitation 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday December 19, 2014 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Bonny Schroeder and his son-in-law, Abel Castaneda. 

Mr. Schroeder had been a resident of the Huffman area since 1971.  He was a 1974 graduate of Hargrave High School in Huffman.  Mr. Schroeder graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980, having earned his Bachelor’s degree.  He was dedicated fan of his Texas Longhorns athletics program.  Mark formerly taught school for Humble Independent School District and had retired from Southwest Airlines as a ramp supervisor.   Mark loved his family and enjoyed spending as much time with them as he could.  He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was working in his garden, on the water in his boat or barbecuing for his family and friends. Mark enjoyed reading and had a special affinity for western novels. 

Mark is survived by his beloved wife, Lucy Ann Gallardo Schroeder; daughters, Erika Schroeder and Heidi Schroeder Kalla and husband, Nick; sisters, Patty Williams and husband, Danny, Cindy McCune and husband, Bill; grandson, David Schroeder; nieces and nephews: Melissa, Kristin, Meredith, Raquel, Vivian, Stephanie, Lucinda, Teri, Megan, Deidra, Adam, Steve, Soledad, Madeline, Naomi, Mayson, Athena; Mother-in-law, Ethel Gallardo; brother-in-law, George Zaragoza; sister-in-law, Deloise Lunning and husband, Ev; Uncle Paul and Aunt Phyliss; Uncle John and Aunt Jennifer, and Sunny, many cousins, and a host of friends.

Please leave your thoughts and memories at pacestancil.com

Robinson

Shirley R. “Egan” Williams Robinson, 80, of Liberty, died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center in Liberty.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Shirley was born May 3, 1934 in Akron, Ohio, to parents; Luther E. Williams and Violet M. Cameron, a former resident of Kenefick, and has resided in Liberty for the past 11 years.  She was a homemaker, loved enjoying life, and spending time with family.  She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, shopping, and stickers.

Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by her father:  Luther E. Williams, mother:  Violet M. Cameron Waters, husband of 36 years:  Richard Robinson, grandson:  Billy Lee King, and brother:  John e. Williams.  She is survived by her daughters:  Susan Duffell of Liberty, Alice Robinson of Daisetta, Jenneane Horonetz of Ohio, and Bobbie Wood of Liberty, son:  Phillip E. Robinson of Porter, grandchildren:  Sandi Myers, Tina DuBose, Joseph King, Dana Jones, Krista Robinson, Carolyn Horonetz, Marilyn Shimp, and Forrest Wood, 12 great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire, donations made be made to the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center in Shirley’s name.

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

Ladd

Kevin Randall Ladd, age 60 of Hardin, died December 15, 2014 in Houston, TX with his loving family by his side. 

Kevin was born August 16, 1954 in Liberty, son of Louis Hal Ladd and Laverne Walters Ladd.  He graduated from Hardin High School in 1972 and then went on to attend College at Lee College in Baytown and Lamar University where he earned a double major in English and History.  Kevin worked in Liberty and Chambers Counties where he was involved with the Historical Commission of both counties.  He also worked closely with the local newspaper as well as other newspapers and local radio across the area about the history and information in Liberty and Chamber Counties.  He served on several committees which included board member of Liberty County CPS, Family Outreach president for over ten years, Liberty and Chambers County Historical Commission for twenty years, Hardin School Board, CAD Board, Trustee for Hardin Scholarship Fund and President of Friends of the Library Committee.  Kevin was also involved in the Liberty and Anahuac Cemetery Tours and wrote stats and stories for Hardin Football Games.  Kevin was the winner of the “People Who Make a Difference” award presented by Liberty and Thicket Magazines in 1988 and was the 2005 recipient of the Liberty Citizen of the Year Award.  He last served as Director of the Wallisville Heritage Park.  His interest was in history and genealogy and had a genuine care and concern more for his fellow man than his self.

Kevin was preceded in death by his father; Louis Hal Ladd, grandparents; John & Dorothy Ladd, Elmer Walters, Annie Walters Brooks and Jessie Brooks, uncles; J.C. Ladd, E.W. Walters, Arthur Barrow, aunts; Wilma Barrow, Lucille King and cousin; Wayne Barrow.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife; Christi Gruver Ladd, mother; Laverne Ladd, sister; Terri Andreason and husband Mark, nephews; Adam and Stephen Andreason, aunts; Karol Walters and Nora Lee Ladd, great Aunt; Marie Vavrusa, In-Laws; Lee and Linda Gruver and brother-in-law; Lee Gruver Jr.

Services for Kevin Randall Ladd will be Friday, December 19, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Liberty at 2pm with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at First Baptist Church, Liberty.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Kevin’s memory to the Kevin Ladd Memorial Fund at Security State Bank.  Condolences can be made online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Peddy

P.J. Neely Peddy 61 of Sour Lake, died on Monday December 15, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday December 18, 2014 at 12;00 noon at the Chapel of Faith & Family Funeral Services, with Reverend Scott Alan Tidwell officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson, TX. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday December 17, 2014 from 4:00P.M. until 7:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel.

P.J. was born July 27, 1953 to parents Lynd Edward Neely and Tessie Maurine Lloyd and had lived in Sour Lake for thirty two years. She was a member of the Pinewood Baptist Church of Sour Lake. P.J. had worked for the Idlywild Golf Course, of Sour Lake, as Secretary. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors are husband; Terry Peddy of Sour Lake, sons; Joe Peddy and wife Sherry of Sour Lake and Trent Peddy and Fiancé Lauren Natale of The Woodlands. Daughter; Laurie Robbins and husband Jay of Ruston, LA, and one brother; Bud Neely "B.J." of Brenham. Brother-in-law; Wayne Peddy and wife Jerry of Conroe. Sisters; Peggy Tidwell and husband Alan of Hardin, and Renee Crews and husband Steve of Magnolia, and four grandchildren,

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

To view online obituary or post a tribute for the family visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Beard

Eugene “Gene” Beard, 80, of Dayton died Thursday, December 11, 2014. 

Gene was born on August 31, 1934 in Roberts Cove, Louisiana to Cleveland and Sarah Beard.  Gene enjoyed the country and Cajun music, the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, woodworking and tinkering was a favorite pastime of his, but most of all Gene enjoyed spending time with his family.
Gene was an Iron worker and a member of Local No.84 and he served in the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents Cleveland and Sarah Beard, three sisters, one brother and stepson Matt Butler.

Gene is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Ann Beard; Children: Mark Beard, Duane Beard and wife Diana, Michael Beard and wife Beth, Mark Butler, Clay Butler and wife Barbara, Connie Mengo and husband Dean and Kim Skrabanek; twenty three grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., in Dayton, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

day, December 17, 2014 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hovater officiating.

Interment will follow in French Cemetery.

Pallbearers for Gene will be Blake Beard, Brett Beard, Tyler Skrabanek, Casey Skrabanek, Randall Mengo and Matt Butler.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Danny Crosslin, Donnie Trahan and Thomas Nordyke.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Beddoe

Melvin Thomas “Tom” Beddoe was born 7/11/1928, in Pharr, Texas. Eighty-six years later, he was peacefully welcomed and escorted into Heaven on 12/12/2014 by His Lord Jesus Christ, along with his parents Jesse and Eva Mottesheard Beddoe, his brother Leonard Beddoe, his sister Naoma Klein, and infant daughter Darlene Beddoe.

Tom waged a valiant war against time and relentless surgeries and illness to remain a while longer on Earth with his beloved family, his church family, his cherished dogs, and his dream home.
Tom’s entire life was lived valiantly. An Army veteran, who served in the military police during 1950-52 in the Marshall Islands – Operation Ivy Atomic Tests, he went on to earn a long desired agriculture degree from Texas A&I. However, after Mother Nature destroyed three consecutive years of crops with freakish weather, Tom listened to God’s directives, returning to college and earning another full degree, this time from the class of 1964, University of Houston’s College of Pharmacy. Within a few short years, he was co-owner, with his friend Joe Stevens, of two popular, full service drug stores near the east side of Houston: Federal Road Pharmacy and Jacinto Pharmacy. While he found success as a pharmacist, he never lost that calling to agriculture.

Tom was a dedicated and devoted father to his three children: Lynne, Karin, and Marc. Tom met Mary Ada, a widow with three children of her own: Lynn, Marsha, and Alan. After a whirlwind courtship, the two love birds married on 3/20/1971 and successfully blended their two families into one large, loving family. Tom and Mary resided in Greens Bayou 20 years, while enjoying the hobbies of woodworking and periodically testing soil samples throughout Texas for their future dream farm. Tom eventually discovered and purchased three acres of perfect soil in Hardin, Texas. The two spent five years planting pecan and fruit orchards, working the soil, and building (mostly with their own hands) a magnificent home designed to accommodate family gatherings that required 32 place settings should all be able to attend. They also included accommodations to care for both of their elderly mothers, Eva and Jessie, for the last two remaining years of their lives. Tom and Mary built their own home and gardens while designing it, unselfishly, for others. They enjoyed their farm for 22 years out of their 43 years of blessed and blissful marriage together. Tom and Mary moved into Brookdale Senior Living Apartments in April, 2014, in Kingwood, Texas, to be closer to family and to be able to receive excellent care.

Tom was an active leader at Clark Memorial United Methodist Church while they lived in Greens Bayou of Houston. Later he became an active leader at Hardin United Methodist Church, serving in the choir, the building committee, as lay leader, and as Chairman of the Board for over 10 years.
“Dad, Grandpa, Greatpa, Tom” lived to welcome 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Mary Beddoe, his daughter Lynne Beddoe Bates and husband Neal, his daughter Karin Goodfellow and husband Phillip, his son Marc Beddoe and wife Kristin, his stepdaughter Lynn Lindsey and husband Greg, his stepdaughter Marsha Miller and husband John, and his stepson Alan Stivers and wife Rose.

Melvin Thomas Beddoe was blessed with a wonderful life and he never failed to thank God for it. His family will never forget those wonderful gatherings at the farm. At the close of each, Tom would always walk everyone to their car, loading them down with good wishes and bags of his precious produce to take with them. Then he would stand at the top of the long driveway, waving broadly as the cars filed out to go home. No one was ever able to out-wave Tom.

Services for Melvin Thomas “Tom” Beddoe will be Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10am at Hardin United Methodist Church in Hardin with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Marroquin

Marshall Jay Marroquin, age 40 of Spring, died December 9, 2014 in Fort Worth, TX. 

Marshall was born February 25, 1974 in Liberty, TX, son of Ignacio and Ruth Little Marroquin.  Marshall attended Liberty High School and then received his degree in culinary art from the Culinary Art Institute.  He worked for the past three years as a Chef and was employed by Mesquite Logistics in Fort Worth.  Marshall was described as larger than life and never met a stranger.  He loved riding motorcycles and enjoyed cooking.

Marshall was preceded in death by his mother.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, son; Julian Marroquin of Stephenville, TX, brothers; Keith Coleman and wife Dora of Spring, Marcus Marroquin of Liberty, former spouse; Vanessa Gardner, former step-children; Cloe Gardner, Robert Barrera, Marie Mustard and Matthew Mustard.

Services for Marshall Jay Marroquin will be Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Officiating will be Bill Nash.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Cornelius

Nellie Lee Cornelius, age 96 of Liberty, died December 13, 2014 in Liberty, Tx. 

Nellie was born June 28, 1918 in Nicholville, Alabama, daughter of the late Drury Nie Singleton and Lilly Virginia Wilkerson Singleton.  Nellie worked for several years at the Liberty Senior Citizen building.  She loved her flowers and gardening and also loved to cook.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Nellie was preceded in death by her parents, husband; A.M. “PeeWee” Cornelius, three brothers and seven sisters.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters; Helen Fingleman and husband Bernie of Liberty, Alma Shannon and husband Lynn of New Orleans, LA, Joan Davis of Hurst, TX, brothers; Alfred Singleton and wife Linda of Centerville, TX, Drury Singleton of Dianna, TX, Jimmy Singleton of Dianna, TX, sisters; Letha Williams of Indiana, Ellen Hodges of Tennessee, Sharon Lusk and husband Steve of Old River, fifteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services for Nellie Lee Cornelius will be Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday, December 15, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm in Allison’s Chapel.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Fontenot

Evelyn (Fregia) Fontenot age 91 died Wednesday December 10, 2014 in Beaumont.

Evelyn was born January 26, 1924 in Hull, Texas, the daughter of the late Eli and Rosie Fregia.

Evelyn enjoyed crocheting, going for walks, and knitting.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her  husband George Fontenot, brothers; Otis, James, George, Robert, and John Edward Fregia, sisters; Annie Nugent, Venita Pelt, Irene Aldrich, and Betty Dagle.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her nieces; Vicki Hart and husband Gregory, Linda Fregia and husband Raymond, nephew; James Fregia and wife Tina, brothers; Lonnie Fregia and wife Martha, L.E. Fregia, and a sister Rosa Lee Ingram. In addition she leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A graveside service will be held 2PM Friday, December 12, 2014 at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Martin

Ella Weese Ford Martin, 87, died Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Liberty Healthcare Center in Liberty.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014, at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with burial following at Acie Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, at the church prior to services.  Services are entrusted to Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Ella was born August 10, 1927 in Dayton, to parents; Thomas J. and Willie Love Ford, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton.  She was a retired housekeeper after 40 years of service with Dr. Jack Manning. While a lifelong member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, she was also former secretary, Sunday school teacher, superintendent, and junior choir matron.  She also enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, and attending church.

Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 32 years:  David N. Martin, and brothers:  Thomas W. Ford, Leon Ford, Herman Love, Thomas Ford, and George W. Ford.  She is survived by her sons:  Willie Phillips of North Carolina and Wilford Richard, Jr. and wife Vickie of Baytown; sister:  Beatrice Payne of Dayton; sister-in-law:  Orelia Ford of Dayton; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren, and of host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

McSpadden

Lillian Lee Gillum McSpadden 83, of Saratoga, formerly of Woodville, died Saturday December 6, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday December, 12, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Dam B, with Reverend Don Hinklin and Reverend Jesse Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside cemetery in Dam B. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday December 11, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel in Batson.

Lillian was born October 8, 1931 in Burnett, TX, to parents Raymond Edgar Gillum and Ida Hullum Gillum and had lived in Woodville twenty years before moving to Saratoga.She was a member of The Abundant Life Assembly of God Church of Dam B for twenty years and also was a member of The House of Prayer of Saratoga. Lillian had worked for the County Clerk's office of Woodville for many years. She was very proud of the fact that when she had worked as a switchboard operator, she had handled a call from Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson to President John F. Kennedy. She worked and raised her family in Leander, TX. She then moved to Missouri in 1986 and then back to Woodville in 1994.

was preceded in death by her husband; Floyd Burl McSpadden, son; Alan Ray West. Brothers; R.J. Gillum, Silas Gillum, Paul Gillum, and Lamar Gillum. Sisters; Naomi Gillum, and JoAnna Gillum. Grandsons; Floyd B. McSpadden IV. and Justin Randall Pruett. Great granddaughter; Emillee Dison. Survivors are sons; Floyd B. McSpadden III. and wife Rachael of Village Mills, Reggie McSpadden and wife Angel of Vidor. Daughters; Loujene Fregia and husband Randall of Saratoga, Alana McSpadden of Silsbee, and Charity McSpadden Unruh of Saratoga. Grandchildren are Erik Fregia, Kimberly Ester, Latonia Dison, Heather Pruett Kimmey, Stevie O'Grousky, Joe Roat, Davin McSpadden, Breanna McSpadden, Bryce McSpadden, Kaleb Unruh, Devin Unruh, Mikey Hamm, and Amanda West. Great grandchildren are Kolton Proctor, Kaitlynn Ester, Liam Ester, Justin Fregia, Cheyenne Russell, Jessica Russell, Kylie McSpadden, Katey Atkinson, Gairet Atkinson, Brylee Kimmey, Joseph Kimmey, Levi Lamon, Cadence O' Grousky, Noah McSpadden, and Christian West and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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

To view obituary online or leave a condolence please visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Jameson

Peggy “Meemaw” Goode Jameson, age 78, of Houston, Texas, died Sunday, December 7, 2014 where she was a resident of Autumn Grove Cottage in Humble Texas.

Peggy was born in Houston Texas, September 13th, 1936 to Elmer and Leta a Pearl Goode.  Peggy was a personal assistant to George Bush Sr. and James Baker during her working career.  She was a great artist and enjoyed flying, decorating, travelling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Peggy was known for her willingness to help others and spending time with anyone who needed her.  She is remembered as putting the family needs ahead of anything, even her own.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Letha Goode; sister Nancy Faye Redding; brother Raymond Goode; and husband Frank Bright Jameson.

Peggy is survived by her son Don R. Jameson of Houston; son Kelly F. Jameson and wife Stacey Jameson; Patrick T. Jameson and wife Stacy of Huffman; and daughter Sammie Yarbrough and husband Dennis. Peggy had 14 grandchildren who she loved dearly and 13 great grandchildren she would have loved to get to know.

A visitation with the family will be Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, with Bro. Wayne Hardin officiating followed by a graveside service at Forest Park Cemetery Lawndale at 3:00 pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude for all the visitors and loving thoughts Peggy received in her final days.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Rieves

Rosalie F. Rieves, 87, of Grandview, MO died December 5, 2014.  Rosalie was born February 26, 1927 in Batesville, Arkansas, the daughter of Newton P. and Viola T. Patterson.  Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifton Rieves; son, Slade Rieves and four sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by her son, James L. Rieves (Pamela); two daughters, Margaret Ferguson (Billy) and Georgann Connors (Russell); nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Graveside will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.    Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Alpers

Ruby Lee "Red" Alpers 83, of Cleveland, formerly of Saratoga, died on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at her residence in Cleveland.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at New Life Assembly of God Church in Batson with Reverend Nathan Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Monday December 8, 2014 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. also at New life Assembly of God Church.

Ruby was born August 17, 1931 in Polk County,( Town of Ace.) Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years John Lamar Alpers, son; Roy Dale Alpers and brothers; J.B. Jordan and Edward Chambliss.

Ruby is survived by four sons; Fred Alpers and wife Barbara of Rye, James Alpers and wife Sharon of Missouri, Brunce Alpers and wife Robin of Batson, Roy Alpers and wife Judy of Rye and John Alpers and wife Brenda of Livingston. Daughters are Judith Rucker of Cleveland, and Freda Morris and husband Roland of Deer Park. Ruby also has four sisters Ophelia King of Lumberton, Mildred Norris of Beaumont, Patricia Fredrickson of Saratoga, and Mary Lou Campbell of Ballington, TX. She had twenty-two grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Joshua Alpers, Joel Alpers, Jacob Alpers, Danny Flowers, Eric Flowers, Charles Alpers, John Alpers and Elvis Fregia. " A beautiful and wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her."

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

To leave a condolence on line visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Williamson

Bertha Mae Williamson, 93 of Dayton died Friday December 5, 2014, at Liberty Healthcare Center in Liberty, Texas.

Visitation for Mrs. Williamson will be Monday December 8, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Service for Mrs. Williamson will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday December 9, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Dayton with Reverend Mike Blackburn and Reverend Mike Chadwick officiating.

Mrs. Williamson was a born February 28, 1921 in Polk County Texas, to her parents, Charles and Floy Daughtry Taylor. Bertha graduated with Goodrich High School Class of 1939. She later married W. B. Williamson and together, they founded W. B. Williamson Propane in Dayton. Mrs. Williamson was a former member of Trinity Baptist Church and current member of First Baptist Church in Dayton. She was an active member in the Order of the Eastern Star for many years. Mrs. Williamson enjoyed traveling, she and her husband logged many miles together. Bertha also loved to read and looked forward to her daily newspaper. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Bertha loved to play games. She especially enjoyed Dominoes, Scrabble and Bingo. Mrs. Williamson will be thoroughly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Bertha is survived by her sons: Charles “Chuck” Williamson and wife Betty, W. Keith Williamson and wife Linda, Bruce Williamson and wife Karen, Tim Williamson and wife Jeanie; Grandchildren: Wes Williamson, Daniel Williamson, Becky Till and husband Richard, Mandy Wood and husband Chris, Stacey Cole and husband Reagan, Jake Williamson and wife Stephanie, Morgan Williamson, Cole Williamson, Jade Currie Williamson and Justin W. Williamson; Great-grandchildren: Catherine, Sara and Wesley Till, Brayden and Carson Wood and Bruce Cole, Numerous nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives and friends

Watts

Maxine Green Watts, 76, of Anahuac, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Anahuac. 

She was born in Rotan, Texas on March 18, 1938 to James and Agnes Green.

She was preceded in death by her parents James Barnett and Agnes Green, sister Frances Blanton, brother Ferrell Leon Green and infant son Billy Bowen Watts.

Maxine leaves behind her husband of 56 years, James Bowen Watts, of Anahuac, Texas; sons Melvin Watts and wife Stefanie, of Dayton, Texas and Kelly Watts, of Beaumont, Texas; her beloved grandchildren Kris Watts, of Anahuac, Texas, Josh Watts and wife Lauri, of Cove Texas, Jesse Watts, of Wallisville, Texas and Ashley DeLoach, of Dayton, Texas; special great grandchildren Aaron, Hailey, Zachary, Addison Trace and Hayden; brother Melvin Green, of Victoria, Texas and a host of relatives and friends.

She was an Owner and Operator of Mel’s Chevron in Liberty, Texas and a homemaker.  She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation with the family will be on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 12:00PM until 2:00PM where funeral services will begin at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas, with Bob Scherer.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Melvin Watts, Kris Watts, Jesse Watts, Josh Watts, Aaron Watts and Jarod Bettis.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514

Sangster

Rayburn Leroy Sangster, 89, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at the Kingwood Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, December 8, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Coldspring with burial following at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.  Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Coldspring.

Rayburn was born November 25, 1925 in Telephone, to parents; Hugh W. and Dolly M. Gaines Sangster, a former resident of Ft. Worth, and has resided in Cleveland for the past 38 years.  He was a veteran of the US Navy during WW II with the Seabees, a retired carpenter, member of the American Legion Post #629, and a former background musician for Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson.  He also enjoyed gardening, playing music, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Sangster was preceded in death by his parents, daughter:  Cheryl Ann Sangster, grandchild:  Branden Ray Sangster, brothers:  Weston, Lavoy, and Wayne Sangster, and sister:  Valerie Stailey.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years:  Helen Cullum Sangster of Cleveland, son:  Gary Ray Sangster of Beaumont, daughters:  Alana Faye Taylor and husband Jimmy of Oklahoma, Elisha May Huff and husband Kenneth of Pasadena, Linda Joyce McIntosh and husband Donald of Conroe, and Jerri LaNelle Parsutt of Evergreen, brother:  Glen Ray Sangster of Bonham, sister:  Wanda Alene Smith of Oklahoma, 16 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren, niece, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Law

James Franssen Law, 37, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Thompsons, Texas.

He was born on April 23, 1977 in Fort Worth, Texas. James graduated in 1995 from B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg, Texas. He already knew that his calling was to be in the military - just like his father. In 1997, he proudly joined the United States Marine Corps.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Franssen Law.

He is survived by his father, James D. Law; sons: Alex Law and James R. Law; sister: Courtney Frayard and husband David; nephew: Coltin Frayard; fiancée: Jennifer Vacek and fiancée's daughter: Callista Vacek and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A visitation with the family will on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 9:30AM until 10:30AM, where services will begin at 10:30AM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St. in Dayton, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Jordan

Harold Clark " BoBo" Jordan 85 of Batson, TX, died on Monday December 1, 2014 at Christus Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday December 4, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at Calvary Tabernacle of Batson, with Reverend Billy Wayne Walston officiating. Interment will follow at Jordan cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday December 3, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00P.M. also at Calvary Tabernacle in Batson.

Harold was a lifelong residence of Batson, and was a self employed farmer where the community enjoyed the fruits of his labor.. He loved farming and always had a garden that would produce plenty. He also loved to trap and was an avid Bible reader.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Weldon Bradley Jordan, and Douglas Wayne Jordan, sister, Laura Nell Blanchard.

Survivors are sons; Morris Glenn Jordan, William " Bill" Jordan and Olen Bradley Jordan and wife Debbie all of Batson. Daughters; Carol McClain of Deer Park, Gaynelle Storey of Bellville, TX, Jan Rangel of LaGrange, TX, Patricia Costner of Willis, TX, and Cheryl Shann of Alvin, TX, and sister, Billie Jean Patton of Batson, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers are Ross Jordan, Johnny Jordan, Bennie Carouthers Jr, Ricky Patton, Ronald Patton, Ricky Storey, Cole Storey and Bob Guedry. Honorary pallbearer is Jerry Guedry.

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

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

Herring

Concetta Lee Buono Herring, 86, of Dayton, died Sunday, November 30, 2014, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Graveside services are pending for a later date at Linney Cemetery in Dayton.  Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Concetta was born August 19, 1928 in San Diego, California, to parents; Nick Buono and Nola Hittle Buono, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton for the past 68 years.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Herring was preceded in death by her father:  Nick Buono, mother:  Nola Hittle Tripp, husband:  Henry H. “Pat” Herring, son: Milton W. “Billy” Herring, grandson:  Michael Herring, son-in-law:  Raymond Fregia, and sister:  Beverly.  She is survived by her daughters:  Lolly Fregia of Dayton, Patricia Williams and husband Dennis of Dayton, Mary Dudley and husband Jim of Henderson, Nola McCulloch of Australia, and Laura Parker and husband Johnny of Baytown, sons:  Gary Herring of Frankston and Nickie Herring and wife Pam of Houston, brother:  Benny Bain of Missouri, and 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 19 great great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire, donations may be made to:  Hand to Hold, 13492 Research Blvd, Suite 120
Mailbox: #237, Austin, TX 78750-2254, in Concetta’s name.

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

Lewis

Zenoba Shari Lewis 35, of Hankamer, TX died Nov. 26, 2014.

Zenoba was born May 5, 1979 to Daniel James Lewis (Hankamer, TX) and Holly Amanda Lewis (Ames, TX). She attended Hull-Daisetta school district. She was an active member of the Sunlight Baptist Church in Hankamer, Texas. She worked in the fast food industry and caring for the elderly in the Hankamer Community.

She was preceded in death by Willie Lewis (Grandfather) and George and Lena Childress (Maternal Grandparents).

She leaves to mourn Quedlus Speights (Boyfriend), Effie Lewis (Grandmother), Danny Wayne Booth, Wayne Lewis, Ricky Whittington, and Michael Childress (Brothers), Clarissa Brooks (Sister), Davondrick Lewis and Cameron Collins (Sons), Shedeya and Kionna Collins (Daughters), a host of Uncles, Aunts, nephews and nieces, other relatives, special friends and friends.

Funeral will be Dec, 06, 2014 at St Mary Missionary Baptist Church 213 Albrittion Gully Rd., Hankamer, TX. Visitation from 9AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Johnson Cemetery, Liberty, TX.

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

Spikes

Dollie Spikes 87, of Anahuac died Nov. 21, 2014.

Services will be Dec. 06, 2014 at Bright Light Missionary Baptist Church, Anahuac. Visitation will begin at 11AM until funeral at 12 Noon. Families and friends will cherish her memories.

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

Banning

Justin Calvin Banning, 29, of Dayton, was a loving father, husband, brother and son, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Raywood, Texas.

He was born December 18, 1984 in Galveston, Texas.

He is survived by his wife: Carrie Banning; daughter:  Harley Banning; mother: Georgia Banning Simon; brothers: George Banning, Tracy Banning, Jeremy Welch, James Banning, and Jarrod Banning.

He is preceded in death by his father George Banning III, grandmother Shirley Goulette Ross, niece Aryan Welch, and best friend Lucas Herndon.

A memorial service will be on December 5, 2014 at 2:00pm in the Chapel Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., in Dayton, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Edmonds

Velma Turner Edmonds, 89, a native of Anahuac, Texas, died Monday, December 1, 2014 in Baytown, Texas and was born October 5, 1925. 

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anahuac.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Naoma Turner, husband Dalton Edmonds, sons Floyd and Glenn Edmonds, grandson Kyle Edmonds, daughter-in-law Terry Edmonds, brothers Ed, Roy, Jasper Turner and twin brother Vernon “Pee Wee” Turner, and sister Alice Jones.
She is survived by her granddaughter: Kristin Edmonds Cothren and husband Dana; great grandchildren Kase and Lexi Cothren; brother George Turner; sister Tres Halfin.

Velma will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, aunt, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who was full of life.  She enjoyed hosting parties in the pool house, square dancing, slot machines and scratch off lottery tickets.  She poured her heart and soul into taking care of her family.  Heaven received a special angel who will be dearly missed and forever loved.

A visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 5:00PM until 7:00PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be at 10:00AMon Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Ave. S, Anahuac, Texas, with Pastor Gary Hillyard officiating. Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Edmonds FFA Scholarship at Anahuac High School.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514

Blizzard

Ella Kate Blizzard infant daughter of Bradley Blizzard and Kristin Chesson of Batson, died on Friday November 28, 2014 in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at First Assembly of God church of Saratoga, with Reverend Jeff Blizzard officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends also on Wednesday December 3, 2014 beginning at 11:00A.M. until service time at the church. Survivors other than parents are grandparents; Bobby and Sheila Chesson of Batson, Richard Blizzard of Spring, TX, Lori Blizzard of Corona, California. Great -grandparents; are Raymond and Dorothy Hobbs of Batson, Wanda and Tommy Chesson of Batson, Bud and Jane Blizzard of Wildwood, and Joan Ellis of Corona, California. Aunts; are Melissa Blizzard of Corona, California, Brittany Blizzard of Corona, California, and Kayla Chesson of Saratoga. Uncles; are Bradley Chesson of Saratoga, Curtis Chesson of Batson, and Collin Chesson of Batson. Pallberarers are Bobby Chesson,and Richard Blizzard. Honorary Pallbearers are Curtis Chesson, Bradley Chesson, and Collin Chesson.

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

To post a condolence online visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Burch

May Belle Burch, 94, of Rose Hill and formerly of Anahuac, died Monday, November 17, 2014 in Rose Hill, Kansas.

She was born December 29, 1919 to Cecil May Smith and Robert Marion Penick in House, New Mexico. She and her family, including brothers Thurman (Bubbie), L.A. (Buster), and Curtis, and sister Guindolyn (Gwen), moved to Anahuac while the children were still young. May Belle remained in Anahuac for most of the rest of her life and has been preceded in death by all her siblings except for Gwen.

May Belle married Samuel Elton Lee June 8, 1942. They had three children, Carolyn, Kenneth, and Nancy. She was preceded in death by Elton, Carolyn, and Kenneth. She married Herbert Burch in 1986, and he passed away before her as well. After his death, May Belle moved to Kansas to be near her daughters.

For over 35 years, May Belle worked in the Anahuac school district offices as a secretary, something she enjoyed very much. She loved music and played piano, then organ at the Methodist church for years and developed many life- long friendships in the church.
May Belle had a quick sense of humor and always enjoyed a good laugh. More than anything else, she loved time spent with family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren, and she will be missed by her family and numerous faithful friends.
A visitation with the family will be on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac where funeral services will begin at 11:00 am with Rev. Kelly Krone officiating.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Clint Fancher, Todd Swonke, Nikolas Lee, Edward Sullivan, Daniel Gibson, Wayne Gibson and Leslie Penick.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Newton

Richard Dale Newton, age 79 of Dayton, died November 29, 2014 at his residence with his loving family by his side. 

Richard was born July 28, 1935 in Chanute, Kansas, son of the late Ilo and Vivian Johnson Newton.  Richard was pipefitter for almost thirty-five years and was a member of the Local #211 for over fifty years.  He enjoyed working in his wood shop where he was blessed in making gifts for all of his family.  Richard always had TicTacs and gum for his grandchildren.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He will be missed by all.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, wife; Nelda Ruth Newton, daughter; Lisa Miller and brothers; Ilo Newton Jr and Harold Newton.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughter; Cyndy Duff of Dayton, sons; Mike Newton and wife Sheri of Old River, Bruce Newton and wife Stacey of Dayton, Brian Newton of Old River, brother; Johnny Newton of Pueblo, CO, thirteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Services for Richard Dale Newton will be Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Palms Memorial Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 12pm to 2pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Marcontell

Zera Lucile Smith Marcontell, 87, of Thicket, died Saturday, November 29, 2014.

She was born on February 2, 1927, in Honey Island, to Josephine Roth Smith and Elsie Otto Smith and raised by guardians, W.D. Smith and Lucy Patterson Smith.

Mrs. Marcontell was a devoted Christian lady.  She was very giving to all who knew her and she loved her family.  She was a retired beautician and spent her time doing what she loved most; fishing and cooking. 

Survivors include her children, Edmon Dwight Marcontell and his wife, Betty, of Rusk; Sharon Marcontell of Thicket; James Marcontell and his wife, Debbie, of Tyler; and David Marcontell and his wife, Tammy, of Baytown; grandchildren, Shannan Reid and her husband, Russell, of Montgomery; Daina Dalton and her husband, Chad, of Plano; Eron Marcontell of Tyler; Morgan Caraway of Baytown; and Michael D. Marcontell and his wife, Shelby, of Mont Belvieu; great-grandchildren, Caleb Reid, Ethan Reid, Zach Dalton, Hadley Marcontell, and Stevie Marcontell; sister, Kelly Joyce Ross and her husband, Neal, of Shreveport; and brother, JW Smith of Tyler.  She is preceded in death by her parents; guardians, and husband, Alfred Edmon Marcontell;.

The family would like to thank Charlotte Sims, Amanda Parker, Ruby O’Neal, Sandra Dodson, Joe Edge, and Charlotte Babb for the loving care they gave to Mrs. Marcontell.

A gathering of Mrs. Marcontell’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at Broussard’s, 530 West Monroe, Kountze. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Hall Cemetery, Thicket.

Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.

Whitsell

David Whitsell, Sr., 72 of Old River, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at St. James House of Baytown, Texas. 

He was born in Clarksville, Texas on October 31, 1942.  He was preceded in death by his parents Wilford and Nina Whitsell and two sons David Whitsell Jr. and Dale Wayne Whitsell.

David was a retired Barber and was of the Pentecostal faith.  He loved fishing and listening to old country music and he also enjoyed telling old stories.  The family would like to say a special thanks to Steve Stephens and William Clark for everything they did in taking care of their father.

David is survived by his daughters: Darla Funderburk and husband Richard and Tammy Holloway and husband Carl; son: Danny Ray Whitsell; sister: Kay Walker and husband Terry; brother: Charles Whitsell; grandchildren Jason Sanders, Richard Funderburk Jr., Danny Holloway, Natalie Holloway, Johnathon Whitsell, Dale Whitsell Jr.; great grandson A.J. Sanders; cousins Carolyn and Nancy and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and interment will be on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Magnolia Park Cemetery, in Dayton, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Serving as pallbearers for David will be Richard Funderburk Sr., Jason Sanders, Carl Holloway, Danny Whitsell, Steve Stephens, and William Clark.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Wylie

Linda Marie Wylie, age 68 of Liberty, died November 27, 2014 in Baytown, TX.

Linda was born September 4, 1946 in Liberty, TX, daughter of the late Swin and Mable Marie Finley Crocker.  She attended Hardin High School and was a housewife most of her life.  Linda was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW.  She loved going to the Coushatta and having poker nights with the girls.  She was an avid Houston Texan and Houston Astros fan.  But she mostly loved her family.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Les Wylie, sister; Patsy Gale Young and her husband Edward Dennis Young, and brother; Bobby Glen Crocker.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter; Melissa Fregia and husband James of Liberty, Step-son; Eric Lazelle Steele and wife Valorie of Richland, TX, grandchildren; Krystal Mobley and husband Derrick, Kristen Taylor Steele, James Michael Fregia and wife Shana, Adam Lee Jones and wife Lauretta, great-grandchildren; Karlie, Tylor, Brayden, Bryland, Khrislyn, Macalla, Nathan, Carol Jo, Zack, Thomas, niece; Liz Crocker, nephew; Robbie Crocker and great-nephews; Antonio and Kirkland.
Services for Linda Marie Wylie will be Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10am at Allison

Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Moss Hill Community Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service.  Condolence s can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Gatlin

Joan Clifton Gatlin, age 83 of Liberty, die November 26, 2014 in Houston, TX. 

Joan was born June 15, 1931 in Beaumont, TX, daughter of the late Fred and Linda Clifton Tate.  She moved to the Liberty area at the age of four.  She attended Liberty High School and then married her husband, R.C. “Buddy” Gatlin.  Joan worked on the farm almost thirty years where she drove tractors and trucks.  She loved yard work and mowed her lawn up to a few months ago.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She will be missed by all.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents and sister; Elaine Luce.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of sixty-four years; R.C. “Buddy” Gatlin of Liberty, son; Chris Gatlin and wife Karen of Crystal Beach, TX, daughters; Barbara Willard and husband Joe of Dallas, TX, Linda Wright of Onalaska, TX, sister-in-law; Dorothy Thomas of Conroe, TX, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services for Joan Clifton Gatlin will be Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin.  Visitation will be Monday, December 1, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Ramirez

Evelyn LaVerne Ramirez, died Monday, November 24, 2014 in Liberty, Texas.

On February 2, 1963 another beautiful baby girl was born to John and Doris Smith in Liberty, Texas. She was reared and lived in Liberty, Texas. She attended public school where she graduated from Liberty High School.

She confessed Christ at an early age, she was baptized at Trinity Valley Baptist church under the leadership of the late Pastor U. L. Sandles, and she later moved her membership and joined the Saint Paul Missionary Baptist church under the leadership of the late Pastor E. B. Bland, she remained for many years under the present leadership of Pastor Michael Booze, where she remained faithful until death.

She served in various positions in the church, she served as a Board of Trustee, was Sunday school teacher, she was vice-president of mission, worked with the youth department and song in the choir. She gives new meaning to serving the lord will pay off after while.

Evelyn was blessed with two daughters; Terra Renee’ Ramirez and Tyra Renee’ Ramirez.

She worked at the Liberty Wal-Mart for twenty-four years. She worked in customer services where she known affectionately as Mrs. Evelyn,” the one with the smile”.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jerry and Marguerite Henderson and James and Lillie Bell Smith.

She leaves to cherish her memory daughters; Terra Renee’ Ramirez, and Tyra Renee’ Ramirez, parents; John Henry and Doris Smith; one sister; Cheryl Booze (Pastor Michael Booze) one brother; John Raymond Smith (Beverly Smith) three grandchildren Eli, Ali and Alek and her significant other Samuel Banks.
Also cherishing her memory, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and co-workers.

Visitation will be Friday, November 28, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Wells Funeral Service Chapel.

Celebration of life will be Saturday, November 29, 2014. She will lie in state from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Services will begin at 11:00 am at Turkey Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Booze officiating.

Interment will be in Wells Memorial Cemetery in Liberty, Texas.
Well Funeral Service at 300 Alabama Street in Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with final arrangementsMemories and on line condolences maybe shared at www.wellsfuneralservices.com.

Dougharty

Frank Julian Dougharty, age 85, of Bryan, TX, where he had resided ten years, died November 21, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Houston, TX. 

He was born October 13, 1929 to Frank K. and Veva Alice “Sweety” Dougharty in the old St. Joseph Children Hospital, Houston, Texas.

He graduated from Liberty High School in Liberty, TX in 1948 and then went on to his beloved A&M College of Texas (Now Texas A&M University) graduating with a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1952.

He served in the United States Army Ordnance Corps as a Lieutenant from 1953 to 1955.  He was in Korea from December 1953 to February 1955.  His work included jobs in Texas, Europe and Saudi Arabia usually as a pipeline expert or project manager.  He first went to Aramco in 1971 as an Engineer III in the Engineering Department and finished as a General Manager in the Projects Organization.  He had previously sat in as a Chief Engineer for a year.  He retired from the Arabian American Oil Company (now Saudi Aramco) in October 1985.

His loving wife, Jennette (Morris) and he had been married sixty-one years.  They began their married life in Liberty, Texas.  They lived in many other places during their lifetime, including Pasadena and Bryan, TX, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and Arkansas and travelled around the world twice.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, and sister; Joyce Abshier.  The deceased survivors include his loving wife, son; Dennis Dougharty and wife Pauline, daughter; Penny Lynn Maher and husband George, grandsons; Julian N. Dougharty and Cameron A. Maher, granddaughter; Rynida Ely, great-grandsons; Nicholas, James and Dillan Dougharty and family and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Frank’s memory to the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University, 505 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840.
Services for Frank Julian Dougharty will be Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Myrick

Johnny Lee Myrick 33 of Hull, Texas, died on Wednesday November, 19, 2014 at his residence.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Hardin chapel cemetery in Hardin. A native of Baytown, he had lived in Hull, and had worked for Fregia Construction Company of Hardin. He was preceded in death by his mother; Linda Mae Myrick, grandparents; Joe Clarence and Jonita Fregia. Survivors are his father; Marion Curtis Myrick of Hull, brother; Curtis Joseph Myrick and wife Libby of Hull, nephew; Brennon Myrick of Hull, and numerous uncles aunts and cousins.

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

To leave a condolence online visit us at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

McNair

Karen Renee McNair, 58, of Dayton, died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 30, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton with reception thereafter. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Karen was born January 21, 1956 in Pasadena, to parents; Asa B. and Gytha Rusk McNair, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton. She was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1974, received her undergraduate in finance from Stephen F. Austin University, and her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law. Karen was an Assistant County attorney for Liberty County, member of the First United Methodist Church of Dayton, the Texas Bar Association, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and participated in many other social activities. She also enjoyed horses, music, theater, and spending time with her family.

Ms. McNair was preceded in death by her father: Asa B. McNair. She is survived by her husband of 31 years: Rick Fosburgh of Dayton, daughters: Paula Rae Harville and husband Darby of Virginia, and Kristen Renee Fosburgh of Houston, son: Asa Matthew Fosburgh of Dayton, mother: Gytha Rusk McNair of Dayton, brothers: Craig McNair and wife Lisa of Dayton and Mark McNair and wife Jerri of Burleson, father-in-law: Bob Fosburgh and wife Lola of Dayton, four grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire, donations may be made to your cancer support group of choice.

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

Lankford

Lois Beatrice Lankford, age 93 of Liberty, died at her residence on November 23, 2014 with her loving family by her side. 

Lois was born, March 17, 1921 in Satin, TX, daughter of the late Samuel Bullock and Lilly Elliott Bullock.  Lois was a housewife all of her life and enjoyed sewing and cooking.  She will be missed by all.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Joseph Woodrow Lankford, daughter; Anna Mae Bryant, three sisters and one brother.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; J.W. Lankford of Dayton, daughters; Dora Barham and husband Roy of Baytown, Jeannie Lankford of Liberty, son-in-law; Sterling Bryant of Liberty, fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Services for Lois Beatrice Lankford will be Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10am at Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1001 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

McKelroy

Brooks Alton McKelroy, 76, of Hardin, died Friday November 21, 2014.

He was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. He held the Light Heavyweight Golden Glove Boxing Title in the Late 50’s.He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Woodland Lodge. He owned and operated McElroys Bargain Appliance Store for 50 years in Houston, Texas. He loved carpentry and was a great handyman. He enjoyed fishing when he could find the time. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father, Brooks Alton McKelroy; step-father, Thomas Davidson and brother, Emmett McKelroy.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Gloria McKelroy of Hardin; mother, Ina Mae Davidson of Waco; a sister, Mildred Sandlin of Waco; children, Cynthia Sass and husband Brian of League City, Pamela Loprete and husband Steve of Missouri City, Kimberly Davila of Crockett and Brooks Alton McKelroy Jr, and wife Jennifer of Hardin; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grand children.

The family will receive friends at Liberty Church of Christ, Sunday November 23, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A service of remembrance is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Sunday November 23, 2014 at Liberty Church of Christ, officiated by Don Prather.

Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Jesse Davila, Felix Davila, Charles Ray Jones, Adrian Van Court and Brooks Alton McKelroy IV.

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

Robinson

Lucy “Lou” Fregia Robinson age 86 died Friday November 21, 2014 in Liberty at Magnolia Healthcare.

Lou was born December 31, 1927 in Liberty, Texas the daughter of the late Frank and Zileda Fregia.  She enjoyed being outdoors, listening to music, socializing with friends, and cooking. Lou was a compassionate person who always helped anyone in need. She also enjoyed having a good time and making people laugh. She was a past member of the VFW Auxiliary and sat on the Water Control Board.

Lou was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband; D.W. Robinson, son; Joseph Franklin “Jeff” Stifflemire, three sisters; Mandy Taylor, Maureen Fregia, and Pauline Fregia, and three brothers; E.L. Fregia, Ernest Fregia, and Clint Fregia. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters; Janet Williams and husband Bob of Bandera, Elizabeth Courtney and husband Larry of Dayton; seven grandchildren; Theron “Toby” Robinson, Paula Broussard husband Alex, Carrie Gillen, Jeana Allen husband Tim, Sheli Hinton husband Rick, Jesica Hubbard husband David, and Tracey Mayes and husband Toby. In addition she leaves seventeen great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Lou will be held Sunday November 23, 2014 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral services will be held 10AM Monday November 24, 2014 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Velia Fregia Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Goodwin

Funeral services for Beamon Ray Goodwin, 71, of Liberty, Texas, will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, Texas with Rev. Daryl Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Menard Chapel Cemetery in Livingston, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, Texas.

Mr. Goodwin was born June 27, 1943 in Livingston, Texas to parents, J.M. “Buddy” Goodwin and Elsie (Henson) Goodwin, and passed away November 20, 2014 in Livingston, Texas. During his life he touched everyone in a very special way and he was loved by a lot of people. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cherly Ann “Holder” Goodwin; and nephew, Kenny Sloane.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Cecil Goodwin and Patty of Liberty, Texas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce Danford and Danny of Thicket, Texas and Frances Disotell and Red of Rye, Texas; nephews and nieces, David Goodwin, Sherry Goodwin, Kathy Nelson, Kim Bush and James Sloane; great-nieces and nephews, Klint Bush, Kelly Bush, Ashley Nelson, Eric Nelson and Kade Goodwin; great-great niece, Avy Bush; numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers: Klint Bush, James Sloan, David Goodwin, Kade Goodwin, David Nelson, Kalvin Sherman, Steven Bush

Honorary Pallbearer: John D. Clifton

Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at www.cochranfh.com.

Schultz

Ester Doris (Skog) Schultz, 88, of Moss Hill, Texas, died November 19, 2014.

She was born August 17, 1926 to John and Louise Skog in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ester and Truett were married July 3, 1946.

Ester is survived by 6 children, Melody Aldridge, Danny Schultz, David Schultz and wife Lottie, Maureen Cade and husband Carl, Kathy Hoskins and Trudy Cryan and husband Ken; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Truett Schultz; daughter-in-law, Judy Schultz; brothers, Arvid Skog and Jack Skog; sister, Louise Jones.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a devout Christian. Ester was a lifetime member of The Ladies Auxiliary VFW, most recently Post # 10352.

Her family will receive friends at Faith and Family Funeral Services on Saturday November 22, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A service of remembrance will be Saturday November 22, 2014 at Faith and Family Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M., officiated by Reverend Woody Sonier. Interment will Follow at Blue Water Cemetery in Squab City, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers will be Preston Cryan, Joshua Cade, Dusty Schultz, Kris Schultz, Tommy Aldridge and Jared Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Darren Sloan, Mike Langley and Wesley McGee.
To view the online obituary, please visit www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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

Kingery

Longtime newsman Don Kingery, who covered the events of Southwest Louisiana for 50 years, then reminisced about them in his “Timeline” column after retiring, died peacefully at his home in Dayton, Texas on Saturday, November 15, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.  He was 90.

He had moved to Texas from his Lake Charles hometown in recent years to be close to his granddaughter, but continued to write his local nostalgia column until his death.

Residents of Dayton know him best as Paw Paw Kingery, Lizzy Woodson's grandfather.  He was an avid supporter of the Dayton High School Stepper Dance and Drill Team while Woodson was a member of the squad.  Although bound to a wheel chair, Kingery made almost every home game the Dayton Broncos played between 2008 and 2010.

As a journalist, Kingery won boxfuls of news, features and commentary awards from the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and other competitions — and never hung them — during a newspaper career that crossed a remarkable eight decades.

During times of his life spent away from his native Lake Charles, he was an Army paratrooper and Judo instructor during World War II.  He also wrote novels, worked in the oilfields of Texas and edited and published other newspapers in Southwest Louisiana.

A banker’s son who liked to write and play sports — and did both with the same competitive verve — Kingery was a graduate of Lake Charles High School.  Kingery spent several years as a professional football player with the NFL Detroit Lions, as well as with various professional and college teams around the United States and Canada including Texas A&M, LSU, Columbia and the Hollywood, California Bears. He remembered his barnstorming days as some of his most colorful.
In 1956, while working as a reporter for the Evening Herald of Rock Hill, S.C., Kingery’s nonstop coverage of a multiple-fatality downtown shootout made him a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
He was a contributor to several magazines including True, Reader’s Digest and Look. Kingery served as features and photo editor, wrote editorials and ran the daytime news desk at the American Press for better than 20 years.  He continued to write investigative and extended coverage pieces of his own, however — and won national and state awards on topics ranging from union violence to poorly run reform schools.  For decades, reporters were on the receiving end of Kingery’s editing, advice and coaching.

Kingery, whose first submissions were as a schoolboy in the 1940s as a sports stringer, was inducted in the Louisiana Press Association’s “50-Year Club” in 2002.

Donald L Kingery, a widower, leaves behind his daughter, Kathryn Kingery-Benvegnu and her husband Mark, a granddaughter, Lizzy Woodson and two brothers, Wayne and Ellsworth Kingery, both of Louisiana.

Donations in his memory can be made at www.arthritis.org.  No public memorial service is planned.
Copies of his Timeline books (collections of Kingery's columns and essays) can be obtained from the American Press by contacting Cheryl Trouille at ctrouille@americanpress.com.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Taylor

Marie Fregia Taylor, 72, of Raywood, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Magnolia Place Nursing Home in Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 21, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Marie was born July 18, 1942 in Liberty, to parents; Numa “Jack” and Ethel Junkins Fregia, and has been a lifelong resident of the Raywood area. She was a manager for the Raywood Livestock Café’ and Pentecostal by faith. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and helping others.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Tommy Alvin Taylor, daughters: Delane Faye Taylor and Sherry Cobb, son: Preston Taylor, brother: David Fregia, and grandchildren: Richard and Erica Taylor. She is survived by her daughters: Laura Trousdale and husband Willie of Liberty and Charlene Severson and husband John of Wisconsin, sons: DeWayne Taylor of Raywood and Tony Taylor and wife Elaine of Hardin, sisters: Ida Fregia of Liberty and Florence Perry of Louisiana, brothers: Nathan Fregia and wife Ernestine of Liberty and Preston Fregia of Devers, 12 grandchildren, 25 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

Arceneaux

Marie Arceneaux, age 43 of Raywood, died November 17, 2014 in Baytown, TX. 

Anita was born February 6, 1971, daughter of Norris Arceneaux Jr and Lorita Thibeaux Arceneaux.  She graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood.  Anita was a character, always making people smile.  She had the biggest heart and loved her nieces, nephews, and all of her family and friends.  Anita was a faithful person, and enjoyed collecting and giving out angels, and now she is with God as an angel.  Her smile and laughter will be missed by all.

Anita was preceded in death by her father; Norris Arceneaux Jr.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, mother; Lorita Thibeaux Arceneaux of Raywood, brothers; Norris Arceneaux III and wife Cheryl of Fredericksburg, VA, Michael Arceneaux Sr and wife LaToya of Savannah, GA, sisters; Melissa Bush and husband Ricky of Houston, TX, Angela Pradia of Stillwater, OK, nephews; Joseph Pradia, William Pradia, Bryant Bush, Michael Arceneaux Jr, nieces; Amber Bush, Rosalyn Bush, Daisia Arceneaux and Cara Bush.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Anita’s memory to the Anita Marie Arceneaux Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Exchange Bank, 4301 W 6th Ave, Stillwater, OK 74074.  (405) 742-0202.

Services for Anita Marie Arceneaux will be Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 9am to 11am with a rosary begining at 10:15am.  Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Myers

Carlyn “Bobbie” Fouts Myers, 88, of Ann Arbor, Michigan died Friday, November 14, 2014.

Bobbie was a lifelong resident of Dayton before moving recently to Michigan to be with her son and his family.

Service for Mrs. Myers will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at the funeral home.

She was born February 25, 1926 in Dayton, Texas to her parents, Floyd Fouts and Wessie Dobbs Fouts. Bobbie graduated from Baylor University and later received her master’s degree from the University of Houston. She worked as business teacher at Dayton High School from 1957 to 1994. Mrs. Myers was inducted in the Dayton ISD “Wall of Fame” in 2000. She was known for her mark of excellence when it came to servitude. She had a sense of humor, educational integrity, and a pure love for her students. She gave of her time including summers, and holidays to better prepare her students. Bobbie was a Baylor Bear fan through and through, attending as many events in Waco as possible. She was a member of Pricilla Club and the First Baptist Church. Her gift from God was her ability to care for others. She will be truly missed by all her family and friends.

Mrs. Myers was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Perry Myers, Sr. She is survived by her son, Perry Myers and wife Susanne of Michigan; her two granddaughters, Larissa and Marina Myers of Michigan; sister, Doris Turner of Houston;; nephew, Ken Turner; nieces, Shirley Bailey, Susan Pittman and Dee Ann Almeter; also numerous other family and friends.

For those who desire memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, www.kidneyfund.org or the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org/donate.

David

Jesse James David, 68, died Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Ames, Texas.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Wells
Funeral Service Chapel at 300 Alabama Street in Liberty, Texas.

Celebration of life is Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. John Baptist Church, 3709 North Main Street in Liberty, Texas with Pastor Edwin Hardy II officiating.

Interment will be Wells Memorial Cemetery in Liberty, Texas.

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

 

Mendez

Abundio Mendez, 61, of Dayton, died Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Houston, Texas. 

He was born July 11, 1953 in Fernandez San Luis, Mexico.  He is preceded in death by his parents Jesus and Luc Mendez.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Apolonia Mendez; son Jesus Mendez and wife Jessica; sister Julia Lino and husband Juan; brothers Julio Mendez and wife Yalando, Benito Mendez and wife Xista and Jose Mendez and wife Pola; grandchildren: Jesus Mendez, Jr., Jose Manuel, Anaie Mendez, Julian Mendez, Arely Mendez and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

A visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., in Dayton.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:00AM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home with interment to follow in Palms Memorial Park.   Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Smart

Nathan Lee Smart age 57 died Sunday November 16, 2014.

Nathan was born June 20, 1957 in Liberty, the son of the late Elbert Ray Smart and Erma Jean Davis Smart. A graduate of Liberty High School, Nathan was an owner and operator of his own pipeline maintenance company. He enjoyed working on his ranch and tending to his cattle as well as time spent with his grandchildren.  Nathan was also active in volunteering and helping out within the community. 

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a grandson, Calgary Faircloth.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his four children; Rebecca Sackett of Liberty and husband Rick, Rachel Rives of Hardin and husband Lee, Frances Marks of Liberty and husband Alex; Nate Smart of Liberty and his girlfriend Darbie; sister Darlene Smart and a brother Michael Smart. In addition he leaves his grandchildren; Nikki Sackett, Jaci Sackett, Madison Finster, Mason Finster, Kaya Rives, Zoe Rives, Victoria Rives, Alyssa Marks, Kassidie Marks, Connor Marks, and Hallie Marks. In addition he leaves his great-grandson Bryce Hendricks.

Visitation for Nathan will be held Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services will be held 10AM Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Bethel Assembly of God Church, 4606 FM 563 Liberty, Texas with burial to follow in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Nathan’s memory to Bethel Assembly of God Church. Condolences and memories can be left online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Daniel

Danny M. Daniel, 57, of Dayton, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at his residence.

Memorial services are pending for a later date. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Danny was born February 14, 1957 in Baytown, to parents; Delmos and Anita P. Bush Daniel, a former resident of Baytown and has resided in Dayton for the past two years. He was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, a self-employed construction worker, and volunteered for the Red Cross, Lions Club, and Elks Lodge. He also enjoyed activities at the river.

Mr. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife: Denise “Dee” Steward of Dayton, daughter: Angie Daniel Schuman of Dayton, son: Luke Daniel and wife Justina of Oklahoma, stepdaughters: Kymber Wilder of Baytown and Jamie Mendez and husband Ivan of Fortney, stepsons: Craig Kilcrease of Baytown and Rodney Steward and wife Ashley of Dayton, brothers: Paul W. Daniel of Baytown, Robert G. Daniel of Baytown, and Jerry D. Daniel of Dayton, grandchildren: Katlyn Newton, McKade Harvey, Rodney Steward, Jr., Destany Steward, Nickolas Steward, and Lexi Steward, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Bishop

Ethan T. “Muffin Man” Bishop, infant son of Tommy G. Bishop and Karen A. Diehl, died Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Ethan was born September 24, 2014 in Kingwood, and has resided in Dayton. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather: William Diehl. He is survived by his father: Tommy G. Bishop of Dayton, mother: Karen A. Diehl of Dayton, sisters: Zena Bishop of Hardin, Kancie Bishop of Missouri, Kayden Hinson of Dayton, and Kaylen Diehl of Dayton, grandparents: Tommy and Debra Bishop of Dayton, Richard and Rose Diehl of Dayton, and Karen and Mike Bateman of Silsbee, and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.

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

Hutchins

Rex L. “Papa Smurf” Hutchins, Sr., 73, of Kenefick, died Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Rex was born October 15, 1941 in Minden, Louisiana, to parents; Johnny W. “J.W.” and Adelia E. Harrison Hutchins, a former resident of Channelview, and has resided in Kenefick for the past 39 years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, member of the Simmons Bottom Assembly of God Church, and a retired boiler maker. He also enjoyed mud racing, collecting, tinkering, and will be remembered as a jack of all trades.

Mr. Hutchins was preceded in death by his parents and great-granddaughter: Aubrei Cook. He is survived by his wife of 54 years: JoAnn M. Juneau Hutchins of Kenefick, daughter: Sandy Chandler and husband Clint of Kenefick, sons: David Hutchins and wife Paige of Kenefick, Donny Hutchins and wife Elizabeth of Kenefick, Rex Hutchins, Jr. and wife Leslie of Kenefick, and Jimmy Hutchins and wife Anna of Kenefick, sister: Elise Hutchins of Louisiana, brothers: John A. Hutchins of Hex and Billy Hutchins of Montana, 11 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren with one on the way, one great great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Jagers

Victoria Jagers, 90, of Dayton, died Saturday, November 15, 2014. 

She was born February 8, 1924 in Livingston, Texas.  Mrs. Jagers enjoyed cooking, cleaning, sewing, reading and she also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Marshall Jagers, Sr., parents Joe and Ella Dempsey, daughters Peggy Ann Irle and Marsha Jewel Jagers, son Tommy Eugene Jagers and three sisters.
She is survived by children Marshall “Buddy” Jagers, Milton Jagers and wife Doris, Eunice Marie Mize, Annie Louise Saddler, Doylene Jagers, Debra Kay Dean and fiancé Tommy Mize, Patricia Lynn Jagers and David Lee Jagers and wife Bonnie; sixteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM inthe Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6301 Richmond Ave, Houston, Texas 77057, American Heart Association, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77054, American Diabetes Association, 7670 Woodway Drive, Suite 230, Houston, Texas, 77063 or charity of your choice.

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

Jones

Nolen R. Jones, 80, of Mt. Belvieu, died Friday, November 14, 2014, at the St. James House in Baytown.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at the Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Nolen was born August 1, 1934 in Tyler, to parents; Nolen R., Sr. and Ethel M. Starnes Jones, and has resided in the Mt. Belvieu/Liberty area for the past 47 years. He was a graduate of Homer High School in Louisiana, a veteran of the US Navy with service during Korea aboard USS Saint Paul (CA-73), a life member of the Nolan D. Pickett VFW Post #5621, and a retired supervisor from Champion Paper Mill. He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 54 years: Wilma Taylor Jones, sons: Barry K. Jones and Kenneth Jones, and grandson: Casey Jones. He is survived by his daughter: Karen Wilkins of Mt. Belvieu, son: Kyle Jones and wife Gayle of Tennessee, daughter-in-law: Linda Jones of Old River, sister: Betty Johnson of Alabama, grandchildren: Travis Jones, Becki Wilkins, Jordan Jones, and Lauren Jones, great-grandson: Carter Cox, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

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

Mullenax

Shirley Ann Pinegar Mullenax, 77, of College Station, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Bryan.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 16, 2014, at the Moss Hill Lighthouse Church, with services concluding thereafter.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Shirley was born May 19, 1937 in Helena, Arkansas, to parents; Elgin Burton and Louise Buchanan Pinegar, a former resident of Liberty, and has resided in College Station for the past two years.  She was a homemaker, attended the Moss Hill Lighthouse Church, and enjoyed cooking.

Mrs. Mullenax was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister.  She is survived by her husband:  Joe A. Mullenax, daughters:  Theresa Allen Brewer, Jody Lynn Honeycutt, Tommy Gail, and Amber Lynn Mullenax, sons:  Joe Anderson Mullenax, II and wife Terri, Keith Trent, and Terry Dwayne Trent, sisters:  Claudette Callaway and Wanda Cook, brothers:  Bobby Pinegar and Jerry Pinegar, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Carter

Benjamin Franklin Carter, Jr., 60 of Dayton, Texas, passed away quietly on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. 

He is survived by his daughter, Emily Williams and family, his son, Benjamin Franklin Carter, III, and grandchildren, Blake Knighten, Jordan Ruth Ann Carter, and Benjamin Lane Carter.

A visitation with the family will be on Monday, November 17, 2014, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

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

Seymour

Gerald "Danny" Phillip Seymour, 69, of Cleveland, died Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center in Liberty.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the New Rebecca Church in Cleveland, Texas with fellowship afterwards at the family home.  Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. 

Danny was born May 21, 1945 in Blakely, Pennsylvania, native of Galeton, Pennsylvania, and has resided in Cleveland for the past 33 years.  He was a veteran of the US Navy, a carpenter by trade, former music director for Harmony Church, and a member of the New Rebecca Church.  He also enjoyed playing gospel music on his guitar and wood working.

Mr. Seymour was preceded in death by his father:  Gerald Phillip Seymour, mother:  Pearl A. Delgrosso and husband George, and brothers:  Arthur Seymour and Bruce Seymour.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years:  Jennifer Elliott Seymour of Cleveland, daughters:  Lisa I. Howell and husband Timothy of Pasadena and April M. Dagle and husband Bull of Batson, son:  Daniel Shane Seymour and Tami of Cleveland, brothers:  Mark Delgrosso, Greg Delgrosso, Vince Delgrosso, and Jerry Seymour, sisters:  Geraldine Smith, Beverly Cooper, Genevieve Fuller, and Marie Geeting, eight grandchildren: Johnathan, Dustin, Zakary, Russell, Adam, Amy, Matthew, and Tyler, one great-grandchild: Addlynn and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Van Deventer

Shelley J. Van Deventer, 61, of Anahuac, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  She was born August 8, 1953 in Dayton, Texas to John and Jimmie Swensen.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, Anahuac Athletics Booster Club and Department of Public Safety Officers Association.  She graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School.
Shelley enjoyed Garner State Park, fishing, hunting, camping, jet skiing, the beach, her dogs and spending time with her family and most of her two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Jimmie Swensen.

Shelley is survived by her husband of 33 years, Randy Van Deventer; sons Cody Van Deventer and wife Lauren and Cade Van Deventer and wife Terrin; grandsons Rhett Van Deventer and Lane Van Deventer; sister Janie Swensen Mayfield and husband Alan; brother Roger Swensen and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A visitation with the family will be on Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac.

Funeral services will be on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Ave., with Pastor Kyle Roberts and Pastor Gary Hillyard officiating.

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

303 E. Crockett Cleveland, Texas 77327 ph: 281-592-2641 fax: 281-592-4250

Hwy. 150 West Coldspring, Texas 77331 ph: 936-653-2641 fax: 936-653-2880

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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