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Davidson

William T. “Bill” Davidson, 90, of Dayton, died Monday, July 25, 2016, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral in Dayton.

Bill was born November 9, 1925 in Ft. Worth, to parents; Benjamin F. and Cecil R. Bellamy Davidson, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton since 1973. He was a veteran of the US Navy with service during WW II, a retired longshoreman for the ILA #73, endowed member of the Old River Masonic Lodge #1442, member of the Old River Assembly God Church, the Royal Rangers, and the FCF as Talking Bear. He was also a former member of the Cloverleaf and Westlake Volunteer Fire Departments. Bill enjoyed painting, singing, camping, and hunting.

Mr. Davidson was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 63 years: Mary Terry Davidson, brothers: B. Franklin Davidson, Jr., Louis E. Davidson, Cecil I. Davidson and J. D. Davidson, sister: Marion Heydonburg, and grandson: Ray Pepper. He is survived by daughters: Donna Fabre and husband Danny of Dayton, Becky Bird and husband Eddie of Dayton, Sue Sartin and husband Andy of Dayton, and Miriam Pepper and husband Donald of Dayton, son: Douglas Davidson of Temple, grandchildren: Becki Green and husband Kenny, Scott Bird and wife Nicole, Jeremy Mason, Tanya Sowell and husband Kevin, Melissa Trevizo and husband Juan, Stephen Sartin, and Jennifer Shuman and husband Tyler, eight great-grandchildren with one on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Stuckey

Samantha Lynn Stuckey, 48 of Liberty, Texas died on Friday July 22, 2016 at her residence in Liberty.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday July 26, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. at Open House Ministries, with Pastor Donald Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside cemetery in Liberty. Serving as pallbearers are Brian Poirier, Gilbert Thain, Donald Scott Jr. Gary Stuckey, Ronald Duff, and Alley Nelson. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday July 26 2016 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service at Open House Ministries.

Samantha was born March 2, 1968 in Liberty, to Nora Eli LaFrance and Cora Mae Rockman. She was a lifelong residence and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Eli William LaFrance, Roy LaFrance. Sisters, Carolyn Walls, and Hazel Snider.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years Jan “Bubba" Stuckey of Liberty; daughter, Kristina Poirier and husband Brian of Denton, TX. Brothers, Thomas LeFrance of Austin; George LaFrance of Liberty; and Louis LaFrance of Liberty. Sister, Gladys Duff and husband Terry of Liberty, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of loving and caring friends.

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

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Mayes

Marshall “Evelyn” Mayes, 98, longtime resident of Wallisville, Texas  died Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Anahuac, Texas.

The oldest of five girls, she born on June 25, 1918 in Sour Lake, Texas to Marshall and Chollye Evans Pugh. Her family moved from the Sour Lake area to Hankamer for her father’s work in the oil industry. In 1936, Evelyn married G.V. “Son” Mayes, Jr. and they made their home in Wallisville. Together they had one daughter, Marsha Mayes Willcox.

Evelyn was affectionately known by everyone as “Granny”. She touched the lives of so many people always putting other’s needs before her own. Evelyn was selfless and loved to take care of her family and do nice things for others. She had many hobbies, some of which included canning, raising chicken and ducks and cooking. But her favorite hobby of all was deer hunting. There was not anything Evelyn did not like to do.

Evelyn was the oldest member of the Middleton Memorial United Methodist Church in Wallisville. She previously served on the hospitality committee and did a lot of cooking for the church.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband G.V. “Son” Mayes Jr.; her sisters Dorothy Abshier, Mary Joyce Cline and Margaret Ann Harmon; and her son-in-law Tommy Willcox.  She is survived by her daughter Marsha Willcox of Wallisville; her grandchildren Landis Moss and husband Clint of Wallisville, Ben Willcox and wife Sherry of Wallisville and Lee Lee Willcox of Wallisville; her great-grandchildren Lauren Hillyer and husband Brandon, Hayden Barbeaud, Erin, Brinlee and Maylee Willcox, Fischer and Adelyn Witherspoon; her great great-grandson Hudson Hillyer and great great-granddaughter Emma Hillyer; her sister Paulette Beazley and husband Herbert of Anahuac; her special friend and caregiver Peggy Armbrister of Wallisville; and numerous other extended family and friends.

Honoring the family and serving as pallbearers will be Ben Willcox, Hayden Barbeaud, Jonnye Cline, Rickey Harmon, Lonnie Selman, Brandon Hillyer, Clint Moss, Cris Stephenson, Pete Barbeaud and James Bricker. Honorary pallbearers are David Jeoffroy, Herbert Beazley, Buddy Harmon and David Bennett, Jr.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Monday, July 25, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 1201 South Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral service will begin at 11am on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Middleton Memorial United Methodist Church, 2241 Wallisville Liberty Road, Wallisville, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Wallisville Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Racca

Dorothy Irene Bullock Racca, 89, of Cleveland, died Saturday, July, 23, 2016, at the Cleveland Healthcare Center in Cleveland.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Cleveland Memorial Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Dorothy was born June 2, 1927 in Eldridge, Texas the daughter of the late W.G. and Bessie Redding Bullock, and a resident of the Cleveland area for 23 years. She enjoyed reading, preparing meals for each occasion, spending time with her family and church family. Dorothy’s ministry at the church included preparing and sending cards and letters for all occasions. She was an encourager to everyone, and was cherished by all who knew her.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents as well as three brothers; Henry George Bullock, William Jennings Bryan Bullock, and Marvin Hugh Bullock, and six sisters; Cora Jane Pickett, Josephine Teeler, Bertha Inez Owens, Lottie Irene Smith, Augusta Elizabeth Bullock, and Miriam Campbell. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons; Jerry Allen, Allan Allen and wife Peggy of Cleveland, Tim Allen and wife Jeana of Cuero; ten grandchildren; Tanya Allred and husband Chuck, Jerry Allen, Le’Shannon Juneau, David Allen, Darcy George, Joshua Allen, Shanena Allen, Jacob Allen, Leah Sprinkle and husband Curtis, and Timothy Allen. In addition, she leaves twenty-one great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Walston

Reverend Billy Wayne Walston Sr. 86 of Livingston,Texas died on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Hospice In The Pines of Lufkin.

Billy was born July 5, 1930 in Saratoga, to Richard C. Walston and Marguerite C. Patton. He had lived in Livingston for 24 years and was retired as a Heavy Equipment Operator with Local Union 450 of Mt. Belvieu. He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict.

He was a Mason and Shriner and a member of the Masonic Lodge# 14 in Livingston. He also was a minister and had pastored for 24 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and son Billy Wayne Walston Jr. and brother Harry Lee Walston. Survivors are his wife of 66 years Billie Virginia Walston of Livingston; sons Mitchell Walston and wife Emily of Kountze; Richard Walston and wife Barbara of Centerville; and John Walston of Livingston, and Sister, Elma Hagermeir of Lake Jackson.

Grandchildren are Daniel, Michael, Brandy, Shawnah, Sasha, Katherine, Alex, and Candy. Great Grandchildren are Hunter, Xula, Dalton, Ty, Phoenix, and Lyndi.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday July 24, 2016 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Jeff Blizzard officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday July 23, 2016 from 5:00P.M until 800P.M. at Faith & Family.

Serving as pallbearers are Mitchell Walston, Richard Walston, John Walston, Daniel Walston, Michael Walston, and Hunter Walston. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Harrison and Matthew Granger.

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..

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Best

Bobbie Lurenda Stengler Best 75 of Daisetta, Texas died on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at U.T.M.B. Hospital in Galveston.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday July 23, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church of Daisetta, with Reverend Lee Gruver and Reverend Shawn Vickers officiating. Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Lynn Fregia, Randy Fregia, Fred Marberry, John Slack, Burke Dagle, and Eric Thaxton. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday July 22, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Daisetta.

She was preceded in death by her parents, V.I. Stengler and Commeler Fregia. Brother, Ira Jack Stengler. Survivors include daughters, Denise May of Daisetta, and Deborah Hajovsky of San Angelo, TX; and sister, Thora Hightower of Coldspring TX.

Grandchildren are James May Jr, Marcus May, Aaron Hajovsky and wife Casey, Emily Hajovsky, and Valentin Hajovsky, and great grandson, Kaden Hajovsky, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A native of Cleveland, TX, she had lived in Daisetta, most of her life and was a retired High School Teacher with 37 years from Hull-Daisetta I.S.D. retiring in 2000. She also served as secretary at First Baptist Church of Daisetta, for many years where she also attended. Her hobbies included reading, grandchildren, and church work.

She graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School in 1959 as valedictorian of her class. She graduated from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, in 1963 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a teaching certificate. Additional graduate studies Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX, Lee College of Baytown, TX. Taught at Anahuac High School for 1 year.

Her membership and awards include; Texas Association of Retired Teachers, Texas State Teachers Association life member, Delta Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher Society, Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher Sorority, Who's Who Among American High School Teachers, 2003. Citizen of the Year Mayhaw Festival, University of Texas Excellence Award for High School Teachers, Loyal Bobcat Award, FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer Award, FFA VIP Award. Charter Member and later Sponsor of Hull-Daisetta High School National Beta Honor Society and Coordinator for halftime Homecoming Activities for Hull-Daisetta High School for 30 years.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Bobbie Best may be made to The First Baptist Church Building Fund 516 Main. Daisetta, TX 77533.

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

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Bobbie Lurenda Stengler Best please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

McGowen

Betty Joyce McGowen, 77, of Dayton, TX died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Liberty Healthcare in Liberty, TX after an extended illness.

Betty Joyce Hubert McGowen a lifelong resident of Dayton, Texas was born in Dayton, TX to Tommie Lee Hubert and Lessie Lee Ligons on January 3, 1939.

The wake for Mrs. McGowen will be 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with interment at Ligeons Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Betty accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at Mount Olive Baptist Church. She received her formal education at Colbert High School in Dayton, Texas
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Betty’s life was filled with love, laughter, her husband Amos and their children, grandchildren and extended family. Betty made her life’s work providing loving care for her family; especially her beloved grandchildren, her passion was cooking large meals for her family and she loved attending the school and sporting activities of her children and grandchildren. They could always count on her being there for their football, basketball, track and many graduations and award ceremonies. She also enjoyed spending time with her church family and singing in the choir.

Betty is preceded in death by her father Tommie Lee Hubert, mother Lessie Lee Ligons and Daughter, Yvette Elaine McGowen.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 61 years Amos McGowen of Dayton, Texas; her daughter Trellis and husband Charles Wilson of Dayton, her sons Lonnie and wife Skye McGowen of Atascocita, Robert McGowen of Dayton, Quanidos and wife Djuna McGowen of Kingwood, Paladin and wife Darlene McGowen of Kingwood; her sister Ola Bea Woods of Houston, Texas; 9 grandchildren Lonnie McGowen, Jr. (Tiffany), Patrick McGowen, Stephen McGowen, Kendrick Wilson, Jacqueline Hicks (Jabarri), Shanee Shivers (Rodney), Paladin McGowen, Jr. (Achlee), Jordan McGowen (Taran), Patience McGowen; 11 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of extended loving family members and friends.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Liberty Health Care Center in Liberty, TX.

Barley

Billie Barley, 70 of Houston died Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

Services for Mrs. Barley will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. Services will conclude at the funeral home.

She was born January 5, 1946 in Galveston, Texas to parents Emil Zigal and Melba Jones Zigal and attended Texas City High School. Billie enjoyed sewing, reading, and dancing.

Billie is preceded in death by parents, stepson Glen Barley and grandsons MaKane Lyles and Cody Karm.

Billie Barley is survived by her husband Lonnie Barley, four children and three stepchildren, and their spouses. Her children and their spouses include Melinda and Alen Wisdom, Craig Pesl, Carolynn and Britt Andress, and Jill and Shawn Havard. Her stepchildren include Linda and Steve Fields, Brenda and Frank Simmons, and Mike and Debbie Barley.

Billie was blessed with ten grandchildren and step grandchildren: Chad and Carley Buck, Quentin Pesl, Jordan and Kyndall Smith, Samantha Tellez, Ashley Mazac, Morgan Morphew, Kara Simmons, Lauren Barley, and one great grandson, Jaxon. She is also survived by her three siblings and their spouses: Tom Zigal and Lynda Gonzales, Frank and Beverly Zigal, and Frances and Les Grubbs.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Humble Care for their loving care of Billie in her final year.

Haygood

Roxanne Wiggins Haygood of Sour Lake, died Monday July 18, 2016 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 51.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday July 21, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at The Apostolic Church of Beaumont, with Reverend Jason Carr and Reverend Marvin Cole officiating. Interment will be held at Rosedale cemetery in Sour Lake.

Serving as pallbearers are Kimuel Haygood, Anthony Haygood, David Piel, Mike Snider, Dwain McGrath and Ed Simms.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at The Apostolic Church from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Roxanne was born March 27, 1965 in Anahuac, Texas to Henry Ford Wiggins and Billie Marie Wiggins Clements, She had lived in Sour Lake, most of her life and had worked at Dairy Queen in Sour Lake, many years before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of The Apostolic Church of Beaumont.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband of 31 years Shane Haygood of Sour Lake; daughters, Ashley Piel and husband David of Hutto, Amanda Haygood of Sour Lake, and mother in law, Gayle Vanderwater of Sour Lake.

Brothers, Larry Ford Wiggins and wife Pat of Port Arthur, and Mike Wiggins and wife Becky of Laward, TX. Sisters, Paula Votaw of Sour Lake; Tina Murphy of Sour Lake; Sharon Shanell of Oklahoma City, and Darlene Triston of Laward TX, and granddaughter, Kinley Ann Piel.

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..

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Elkins

Joyce Inez Elkins age 88 died Monday, July 18, 2016 in Baytown.

Inez was born August 23, 1927 in Thicket, Texas the daughter of the late Orville Hooks and Levena Marcantel Hooks. Inez was a great story teller, she could remember every detail. In her early years, she was very active at her church, First Baptist Church of Devers. She taught Sunday school, assisted in Vacation Bible School, was active in helping with Girls Auxiliary, and helpful with church banquets. She was always beautifully dressed and was a great cook. No matter what, she always made those around her feel welcome and comfortable. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband J.C. Elkins of fifty-nine years, sisters Vada Jones and Virginia Whiteside, as well as a brother Alfred Hooks. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Jan Crawford of Angleton, granddaughter Sarah Crawford of Angleton, step-granddaughter Donna Chambless, and step-grandson Larry Crawford. In addition Inez leaves a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring staff of Fairy’s Landing for their wonderful care and friendship for the past eight years.

Funeral services for her will be held 10AM Friday July 22, 2016 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Stacy Cemetery Devers, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Taylor

Amie Breann Taylor, 12, of Dayton died Friday, July 15, 2016.

Visitation will be held 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 19 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Services for Amie will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Dayton First Assembly of God Church with Brother Richard Cope officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Amie was born December 11, 2003 in Houston, Texas to parents, Jamie Lynn Taylor and Brandi June Odom. Along with her two brothers and sister she grew up in the home of her custodial grandparents, David and Judy Swindle of Dayton. She was a sixth grade student at Nottingham Elementary School. Amie was active in youth group at Dayton First Assembly of God and was a student at Star Twirl Cheer Gym. She loved to spend time with her friends and family. Amie will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Amie was preceded in death by her grandmother, Crystal Baird. Amie is survived by her parents, Jamie Taylor and Brandie Odom; grandparents, David and Judy Swindle and Mark Baird; brothers, Trey Odom and Jason Swindle; sister, Cassy Fontenot and her husband, Chase Fontenot; her aunts and uncles, Melanie Swindle and Shannon Siek, Christy Swindle, Heather and Daniel Love, Andy Siek, Elizabeth and Melissa SanMiguel, Deena and Robert Ritchie, Dusty and Amanda Baird, and Aaron Baird, and many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers: Aaron, Dusty, Daniel, Andy, Trey, and Trevorr Cope.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for Amie's family at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home & Cemetery | Cleveland, Dayton & Coldspring, TX

Hargraves

Odelle Powell Hargraves of Kountze, Texas died on Friday July 15, 2016 at Pine Arbor in Silsbee. She was 93.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Faith Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Kountze. Interment will follow at Colmesneil City Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends also on Tuesday July 19, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at Faith Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Kountze.

A native of Brookeland, TX, she had lived in Kountze 74 years. She had sold Avon for 20 years and was also in Real Estate for many years. She was a faithful member of Faith Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hargraves and sister, Miona Powell Arnold. Brothers, Buddy Powell and Bill Preston.

Survivors are son, James Robert Hargraves of Kirbyville; daughters, Betty Hargraves Foreman and husband Bart of Kountze; and Bobbie Dell Yates and husband George of Colmesneil.

Grandchildren are Kim Hargraves and close friend Terry Mosley, Christa Hargraves, Rodney Hargraves, Lloyd Robert Walton and wife Cindy,Timothy Dale Walton and wife Carmen. Great Grandchildren, Katy and Chase Hargraves, Omeed Asthiani, Iman Asthiani, Joe Hargraves and Nik Fairchild.

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

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Odelle Powell Hargraves please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Simmons

Eddie Lee Simmons, 82, died Thursday, July 14, 2016 in Kingwood, Texas.

She was born on December 3, 1933 in Coke County, Texas to Eddy Roy and Maisie Lee Jenkins Simmons. Eddie graduated from Carlton High School in the Hamilton County area in 1951 and Brackenridge School of Nursing in Austin, Texas, where she obtained her degree as a Registered Nurse.

Eddie Lee Simmons was a long-time resident of Dayton, Texas. She was a member of Rural Shade Baptist Church in Cleveland, Texas and was active in the choir and teaching Sunday school. Eddie also previously served in various capacities at Trinity Lutheran in Houston, Texas and was an active member in a dozen or more charities and sponsorships. She enjoyed many hobbies, some of which included her love of painting, working puzzles and reading for hours on end. Eddie loved to visit local nursing homes where she brought joy to others by playing the organ, which she taught herself to do, and singing. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Eddie was preceded in death by her parents; and her first husband Leonard G. Proske. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, T.J. Simmons of Dayton; her children Leona Wells and husband Edward of Houston, Texas, John Proske and wife Lindy of Conroe, Texas, Leslie Proske and wife Tammy of Dickenson, Texas and David Proske and wife Elizabeth of Houston, Texas; her stepchildren James Simmons and wife Karen of Atlanta, Georgia, Margaret Streavel of Channelview, Texas, Mary Alice Luker and husband Eddie of Missouri City, Texas and Nina Stephenson and husband Douglas of Louisiana; her grandchildren Jeremy, Tiffany, Joshua, Jamie and Jesse; and her great-grandchildren Sarah, Maddox, Jonathan, Jonas and Hayden; as well as her numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sisters Maisie Lovada, Laura Kosch and husband Al and Rosalie Maxey; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2pm until 3pm on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the Rural Shade Baptist Church, 3304 CR 2274, Cleveland, Texas. Funeral services will begin following the visitation at 3pm. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Ryan Cemetery.

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

Lloyd

Laurice A. Lloyd, Jr., 36, of Dayton, Texas died July 7, 2016, in Baytown, Texas.

On Aug. 3, 1979 Betty Jo Robinson-Lloyd and Laurice Lloyd Sr. Presented to the world a Handsome baby boy Laurice A. Lloyd Jr. who acquired a gift that would be soon known to the world. Junior accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the age of eight at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He continued to profess and serve the lord, along with ministering to everyone who listened. He was apprentice pastor learning the word well under the leadership of Rev. Keith L. Turner, Pastor, Valley Community Baptist Church, Liberty, Texas, until he was sent forth to start his own ministry and legacy such as Recovery House Ministry where he continued to preach the word until he perished. He also played a part in several other ministries such as Taking Back Gods Creations.

Laurice was well known throughout the community for his ministries and his family owned and operated restaurants such as Big Boys Café and the Burger Shak etc. also as a business consultant where he inspired and helped other start and managed their dreams as business owners.

He was preceded in death by his Parents Laurice Lloyd Sr. and Betty Lloyd Vaughn.

He leaves to mourn, and cherish his memories: three sisters and one brother, Cassandra Valant (Donnie) Veronica Valant (Remin) Jessica Citizen (Christopher) Isaac Lloyd, Nieces and Nephews Ebony Minkins (Josh) Dennis Jr. and Denarius Street, Raquel Bankhead, Hannah Willis, Diamond Gumms, Donnay Jenkins Great Nieces and Nephews Dennis 111 (Trey) and Olivia Street. Grandparents Harvey and Betty Lou Johnson. A host of uncles, aunts and cousins.

Memorial Services: Saturday, July 16, 2016, 11:00 am, Turkey Creek Baptist Church, 1600 Wallisville Rd, Liberty, Texas, Interim Pastor Terrence Edwards, Officiating.

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

Alexander

Aaron Keith Alexander, 43, of Dayton died Thursday, July 14, 2016 in Baytown, Texas.

Services for Keith will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the Dayton First Assembly of God Church with Brother Richard Cope and C.D. Williams officiating. Services will conclude at the church. Visitation will be held 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Keith was born June 29, 1973 in Pascagoula, Mississippi to parents, Charles Edward and Betty Lavern Carter Alexander. He was lifelong resident of Dayton and graduate of Dayton High School in 1991. Keith was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and had attended the Crosby Church. He had a deep and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Keith had served on the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Transportation Committee and was member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He was an avid horseman and outdoorsman.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alton and Virginia Carter; Faye Ripkowski and E.D. Alexander. Keith is survived by his parents, Betty and Chuck Alexander of Dayton; brothers, Ron Alexander and Jay Alexander and Melissa Wilson; girlfriend, Elizabeth Organ of Baytown; stepdaughters, Michaella and Sarah Organ, Kearston and Brooklyn Davidson; nephews, Reilly and Keegan Alexander; nieces, Amanda, Christa, Tracie, and Hailey Alexander; special friends, Don and Kerri Cline; pets, Patches and Dooley; also a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Dayton First Assembly of God Building Fund in memory of Keith. Dayton First Assembly, P.O. Box 1175, Dayton, Texas 77535. Please leave your thoughts and memories for Keith’s family at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home & Cemetery | Cleveland, Dayton & Coldspring, TX

Richardson

Sterling Richardson Jr. 71, of Hankamer, TX died July 12, 2016.

Services will be July, 16, 2016 St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, 213 Albrittion Gully Hankamer, TX. Visitation will begin at 1PM until funeral at 2:30PM. Interment will be in Richardson Cemetery, Hankamer, TX.

Sterling was born to the late Sterling and Millie Richardson, on October 25th 1944 in Hankamer, Texas. Raised in Hankamer where he attended school at B.O.Davis and later moved to George Washington Carver.

Sterling worked at Martin Gas. He met and married Artiemesia Richardson Mayes, and to this union Seven children were born from this union. Later he married Cherly Richardson and two children were born to this union. He later joined John Chapel where he attended.

Sterling was proceeded in death by his Parents: Sterling and Millie Richardson, Sr.; Sisters: Ruth Richardson and Leana Richardson; Brother: Luther Richardson; Daughter: Cynthia Dickerson.

Cherishing his memories, Sister: Martha Baldwin; Children: Katherine Richardson Hill(Kenneth), Deril Richardson (Tonya), Eric Richardson, Jeremy Richardson all of Hankamer, Texas, Blenda Hunphrey (Jerry) of Highlands, Texas, Glenda Booker (Harold of Baytown, Texas, Christy Smith (Willie) of Wallisville, Texas and Jessica Richardson of North Carolina. A special niece and nephew; Brenda Batiste and Everette H. Speights, Nineteen Grandchildren, ten Great grandchildren and a host of niece, nephews, family and friends.

Mr. Richardson's services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, 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

Biley

Carl L. Biley 83, of Silsbee died July 10, 2016.

Funeral services will be July 16, 2016 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 420 S. 10th St. Silsbee, TX at 12 noon where Rev. Dr. Walter J. Proctor is Pastor. Visitation will begin at 10AM until funeral. Interment will be in Kirby Cemetery Silsbee, TX.

Cherishing his memories are wife, Leboria Biley, one son, Jim L. Biley, one daughter, Vanessa Biley Williams, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of family and friends. proctorsmortuary.com

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

Arnold

Jerry Wayne Arnold 67 of Wallisville, died July 05, 2016.

Services will be July, 16, 2016 St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, 213 Albrittion Gully Hankamer, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be 1:00 PM July 17, 2016 in St Louis Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Tyler, TX.

Jerry was born to the late J.B. and Vivian Arnold of Tyler.

Jerry was a native of Tyler and a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and Tyler Junior College.

Jerry worked for Terry Interstate Inc. later known as Texas Cooper Corp; for 15 years in their restaurant division. He managed 2 Terry’s Restaurants on IH 10 near Houston.

Jerry later went to work for Baytown ford where he remained until his health failed.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents J.B. and Vivian Arnold and sister Helen Ruth Pierce.

Cherishing his memories are spouse: Sharon Arnold, children: Jerrica Arnold, Tammie Arnold Berckefeldt (Robert), siblings: Raiford Arnold (Sheryl) of Arizona, Ronald L. Arnold of Tyler, Billy Arnold (Willie Mae) of Tyler and Stanley Arnold (Barbara) of Plano. Grandchild: Kendall Berckefeldt and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Arnold’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, 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

Lott

Sebastian Ryan Lott, our little angel, was born into this world on October 30, 2015. He went home to be with our heavenly Father on July 8, 2016.

He was born in Beaumont, Texas and lived with his paternal grandparents and his parents together until he was six months old.

Sebastian was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents Clyde P. and Pearl Ellis and maternal great-grandmother Doris Keener; and his paternal great uncles Clyde and Andrew Ellis. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his father Nicholas “Nick” Lott; his mother Cassandra Keener; his brother Draeton Lott; his grandparents Mary Ann and Clayton Lott and Robert and Mary Lynn Keener; his great-grandparents Homer and JoAnn Lott and George Robert Keener and wife Tina; his uncles Clayton Lott, Jr. and wife Kathryn, Nathaniel Keener and wife Anayeli, Isaiha Keener and Jonathan Keener; his aunt Jennifer Lott Dearen and husband Michael; his cousins Desirea Dearen, Landon Lott, Adalina Lott and Michael Dearen, Jr.; and numerous great aunts and uncles, cousins, family and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12pm until 2pm on Friday, July 15, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N Main Street, Dayton, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2pm in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside and committal service will immediately follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Smith

On Sunday morning, July 10, 2016, Terry Allen (Rusty) Smith died at Memorial Hospital in Lufkin, TX after an eighteen year battle with cancer while being watched over and comforted by his sister and brother-in-law.

He was sixty-two years old.  Terry was born in Liberty, TX on October 14, 1954 to Emmitt and Lucille Smith.  Terry was the third child and second son.  He graduated from Liberty High School and went on to the University of Houston to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Computer Engineering in 1994.  Terry’s many interest included photography, forestry, music, history, movies and reading.  Most importantly, Terry was a Christian and kept his faith in God.  He kept his sense of humor and with only a few well-chosen words at precisely the correct time would produce an uproar of laughter.  It didn’t really matter to him where or when he chose to do so.  When he agreed with you he always used his favorite saying “You got that right”.  We were never sure if he liked to be called Rusty as he always introduced himself as Terry Smith.  The reason we never really knew is he never complained about anything, no matter how bad it was.  Terry was an engineer at Schlumberger.  He was a dedicated and hard worker with a positive attitude and worked until his illness made it impossible to continue.  His friends at Schlumberger were just as sad as he was when this time came.  Still wanting to have some independence he chose to live at the Gardens of Livingston, an assisted living facility, for fifteen years.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents; Emmitt and Lucile Smith.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, sister; Sandra Jackson and husband H.D. of Liberty, TX, brother; Larry Smith and wife Lillian of Rogers, AR and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Research.  Special thank you to the Gardens Assisted Living in Livingston, TX for their dedicated care to Rusty.  Also an appreciation to Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin, TX for their care of Rusty.  With a special note of dedicated appreciation to the staff at Hospice In the Pines for their gentle care of Rusty.

Services for Terry Allen Smith will be Friday, July 15, 2016 at 3pm at First United Methodist Church in Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service from 2pm to 3pm.  Arraignments are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Courtney

James Larry Courtney, 61, of Dayton, Texas died Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on April 15, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana to James and Dorothy Ward Courtney. Larry graduated from Edison Senior High School in Lake Station, Indiana and completed his survey courses at Houston Community College.  He married Elizabeth Ann Stifflemire Robinson Courtney on January 1, 1988.

James was affectionately known to friends and family as Larry, Pappy or Pop. A large man in statute and so was his heart. He cared for his wife, children and grandchildren with love and compassion. Larry took advantage of every opportunity to give them a big hug and to tell them that he loved them. He had a great sense of humor, always invoking laughter from others, even through his illness and suffering. His body is gone from this earth but his spirit will dwell in the hearts of his loved ones forever.

Larry had a career in the surveying industry and retired as Chief of Survey for the Port of Houston Authority. He was a former member of the Cleveland Bass Club for approximately 15 years and he had a passion for bass fishing, NASCAR and cooking.

Larry was preceded in death by his father James B. Courtney; and his step-father John W. Boucher. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife Elizabeth Courtney; his children Brian E. Courtney and wife Angel and Valerie L. Courtney-Cox; his step-children Theron H. Robinson and Paula D. Broussard and husband Alex; his grandchildren Elyssa Courtney, K. Bradley Courtney, Courtland Crawford, Mason Cox and Serenity Cox; his step-grandchildren Kaleb and Kit Robinson, Kade and Amy Broussard; his mother Sue Boucher of Greenfield, TN; his siblings Ronald D. Boucher of Oakridge, TN and Beverly Lehue of Martin, TN; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Larry will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
 
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s honor to the American Cancer Society or Harbor Foundation, P.O. Box 21463, Beaumont, TX 77720-1463 or by calling 409.981.1888 or visiting www.HarborFoundation.com
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Curry

Evelyn Lorene Curry, age 86 of Huffman, formerly of Hardin, TX died July 8, 2016 in Porter, TX. 

Evelyn was born October 9, 1929 in Natchitoches, LA, daughter of the late Will and Rosie Sanders Ferguson.  Evelyn married Marcus James Curry on December 23, 1947 and was together for over fifty years until his passing in 2001.  Evelyn was a simple woman and was a housewife for her entire years.  Her biggest joy of life was her grandchildren.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and husband, brothers; John B. Ferguson, J.W. Ferguson and Charles Ferguson, and one sister; Marie Adams.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Tommy E. Curry and wife Barbara of Huffman, TX, daughters; Brenda Jean Jones of Huffman, TX, Kathy Budd and husband Bill of Taylor, TX, brother; Hubert Ferguson and wife Faye of Minden, LA, Dorothy Horn and husband Willie D. of Shreveport, LA, grandchildren; Jamie Hwang and husband Sinclair, Julie Curry, Meagan Fierello and husband Chuck, and great-grandchildren; Zoe, Audrey, Charlie and Elodie.

Services for Evelyn Lorene Curry will be Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin, TX.  Visitation will be two hours prior to service from 12noon to 2pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Minx

Suzanne Elizabeth Minx was born March 17, 1966 in Morehead, North Carolina, and died July 5, 2016 in Dayton Lake Estates, Texas at the age of 50.

Suzanne was preceded in death by her brother Joseph Bryan Mann; and her sister Terry Jo Hardwick. She is survived by sons Asher, Jeremiah, and Billy Minx; daughter Brandy Minx; parents Joanne and Dennis Mann; sisters Beverly Campbell, Lisa Robinson, Lynn Byerly, and Tammy Mann; and numerous nieces and nephews, family members and friends.

Suzanne was a loving, passionate, fearless woman who listened to ABBA religiously and dreamed of the beaches of California. She always lent a helping hand to others and encouraged them to strive toward their loftiest goals. Gifted with intelligence and tenacity, Suzanne received her law degree from the South Texas College of Law in 2003, soon after becoming a licensed defense attorney in the state of Texas. Above all, she devoted her life to God and her children. A great person to share a joke with, she has forever enriched the lives of her family and will be greatly missed by all.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Monday, July 11, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N Main Street, Dayton, TX. A celebration of Suzanne’s life will immediately begin at 7pm.

Terrell

Jimmie A. Robison Terrell, 89, of Dayton died Thursday, July 7, 2016 after an extended illness.

Service for Mrs. Terrell will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Finney officiating. Services will conclude at the funeral home. Private burial will be at the Terrell Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie.

Jimmie was born January 10, 1927 in Dayton, Texas to parents Jim Robison and Alma O. Green Robison. A lifelong resident of Dayton, she was a 1943 graduate of Dayton High School. Mrs. Terrell was well known for her yeast biscuits and tomato gravy. She worked hand in hand with her husband and brother-in-law building her home and was very proud of that. She enjoyed her family, friends and a good cup of coffee. Jimmie also like to garden and enjoy the outdoors.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 68years, Bennie Terrell, brothers, Lyndol Robison, Pat White and Betty Cole.

Mrs. Terrell is survived by daughter, Linda Jenkins and husband Marvin of Kenefick; son, Lazean Terrell of Baytown; brother, Joe Robison and wife Nancy of Dayton; sister, Bootsie Tanner and husband Alfred of Colorado; grandchildren, Patti Miles of Dayton, Heather Dengler and husband Bob of New York, Adam Terrell and wife Annette of Houston, Amanda Rodriguez and husband Ben of Highlands, and Allen Jenkins and wife Tisha of New Caney; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tobias

Sylvia Houston “Toby” Tobias, 76, of Channelview, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Pasadena.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Services directed by Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Toby was born March 30, 1940 in Marlin, a former resident of Houston, and resided in Channelview since 1966. He was a graduate of Jeff Davis High School, attended the University of Houston, was a veteran of the US Navy, former GE Electric employee, and retired as a computer programmer from the Harris County Tax Office. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, bee keeping, leather work, gardening, and carpentry.

Mr. Tobias is preceded in death by his parents: Bonivar A. and Betty Matysiak Tobias. He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Shirley Martin Tobias of Channelview, son: Michael Tobias of Crosby, grandchildren: Ty, Kayla, and Austin Tobias, numerous other relatives and friends.

Wright

Rose Lee Wright, 93, of Manvel, Texas died peacefully on July 4, 2016 at her residence.

Visitation Services: Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, St. Paul Skipper Springs Missionary Baptist Church, 3945 Park Swain Road, Grand Junction, Tennessee.

Funeral Service will follow, Rev. Alge Terry is officiating.

Interment in St. Paul Skipper Spring Cemetery, Grand Junction, Tennessee.

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

Valigura

Alma Ann Sliva Valigura, longtime resident of the Anahuac and Wallisville area, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

She was born on June 15, 1929 in East Bernard, Texas, to Adolph and Annie Pilcik Sliva. Alma was the ultimate family woman and her family was the center of her world. She had many hobbies some of which included crafting and woodworking. Alma worked as a savings and loan manager for many years in the banking industry and was also a seamstress.

Alma graduated from East Bernard High School, where she played volleyball. She married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Valigura; they were married for 64 years. Alma and Joseph belonged to the Catholic Church.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Melissa Valigura; and her brothers Ray and Leon Sliva. She is survived by her loving husband Joseph Valigura of Wallisville; her son Joe Valigura, Jr. and wife Linda of Wallisville; her granddaughter Tip Kromloy of Wallisville; and a host of extended family members and friends. Alma will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, July 8, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 1201 S. Main in Anahuac. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. A graveside service and committal will immediately to follow in Anahuac Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Stephens

Lorena Stephens was born to the parents of Joseph and Nancy Wilson-Burrell of Liberty, TX. 

She accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Liberty, TX.  She later joined Mount Rose Baptist Church of Liberty, TX where she sang in the choir.  Later, she moved to serve at Saint John Baptist Church where she served faithfully until she became sick and moved with her daughter in League City, TX where she continued to attend service at True Living Word Christian Church.

She received her formal education in the public school of Liberty, TX.  She was a very special person who loved to shop, especially grocery shop, cook and serve others.  She was strong, wise, loving, kind, hospitable and intelligent.  She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend.  Her faith and love of God has always been her strength.  She loved her family, church and friends.  She was a well-established entrepreneur during the seventies when she founded, owned and operated the S&L Grill on Hwy 90 in Liberty, TX.  This was a well-known Bar-B-Q Café’ where she made the best homemade link sausages in all the world.  People came from far and near to get some of her hot homemade link sausages.  Sister Stephens also worked for the Allison and Jordan families for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers; Joseph, Bryant and Gilmore Burrell and three sisters; Sue Willa Burrell-Gunner, Mitte Burrell-Waller and Rachel Burrell-Purnell, two daughters; Doris J. Cook and Carolyn J. Williams.  She leaves to treasure her memories; her six children, sons; Eddie Burrell (Gloria) of Hardin, TX, Eugene Burrell of Forth Worth, TX, Earl Joe Stephens (DeWanda) of Crowley, TX and Michael Stephens of Liberty, TX, two daughters; Shirley Simons of Fort Worth, TX, and Rose Caballero (Patrick) of League City, TX, twenty-six grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Services for Lorena Stephens will be Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Trinity Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Wells Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Friday, July 8, 2016 from 7pm to 8pm at St. Johns Baptist Church in Liberty.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Daniels

Verlene Daniels age 82 of Liberty died Thursday June 30, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Verlene was born January 4, 1934 in Cotton Valley, Louisiana the daughter of the late Elbert Brit Burkett and Lela Winifred Pennington Burkett.  A homemaker, Verlene most enjoyed her time spent with her family, especially the annual family vacations. She also enjoyed travelling; her adventures took her all over the world. Verlene’s other passion was for gardening. She also was actively involved in numerous clubs and organizations throughout Liberty.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her first husband Everett Darter, second husband Paul Daniels, granddaughter Christy May, grandson Bryan Darter, as well as seven brothers and sisters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son;  E. Dale Darter and wife Patsy of Longview, Texas, Daughter; Connie Scharnberger and husband Armin of Germany, Son; Bruce A. Darter of Houston, sisters; Jean Windham and husband Jim of Houston and Maxine Pate of Pineland, Texas. She also leaves her seven grandchildren Carol Dobbins, Kevin Darter, Keith Darter, Gary Paul May, Taryn Darter, Blaine Darter, and Melissa Barroso. In addition she leaves eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services for Verlene will be held 2PM Tuesday July 5, 2016 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial for Verlene will be held in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Plank

Ruth Ann Plank “Granny”, age 68 of Cleveland, Texas, died Monday, June 27, 2016.

She was born April 18, 1948 in Bryan, Texas to parents Morris Shepherd and Milady Balcar Sample who preceded her in death along with her sister, Sharon Kay; and Honorary Son Jerimy Ellis.

Survivors include her husband, “Dick” Plank; sons, David “Shorty” Reynolds and wife Karitta, and Richard Plank; daughters, Susan Faulkner and husband Freddie, Kim Hickok-Bates and husband Jimmy, Jeanie James and husband Andy, Kristie Franco and husband Estevan; brothers, Morris Sample, Jr., Doug and Liz Sample, Tim and Bonnie Sample, Robert Sample, and David Sample; sister, Dorothy and Manuel Gomez; grandchildren, Justin Coats, Alyssa and Tiffany Faulkner, Lauren and Ashley Hickok, Alex, Connor and Jackson Bates, Dillion and Zack Weatherford, Jessie, David and Tommy James, Sophia and Abigail Franco; great-grandchildren, Brody, Kiptyn and Jerimy Coats; Honorary Son Robert “Buck” Bailey; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2016 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.

Bittick

Thurston Maurice Bittick, 77 of Cleveland died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Kingwood, Texas.

Services for Mr. Bittick will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland with Rev. Danny Roberts officiating. 

Mr. Bittick was born August 24, 1938 in Cleveland, Texas to parents, Henry Warren and Estell Godejohn Bittick.  He had worked as a pipefitter. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Alma and Benita, son Kevin Bittick and special friend Royce Coe.  Thurston is survived by his wife, Ivonne Bittick; daughters, Kristie Bittick, Mistie Walker and husband Brian; sons, Travis Bittick and wife Debbie, and Leslie Bittick; grandchildren, Trista Savercool, Matthew Bittick, Hannah Bittick, Kaytlynn Duncan, Kody Duncan, Olivia Bittick, Bentley Walker, and Hagen Walker; great-grandchildren, Kayden and Landree. 

Lee

Robert Ezra Lee of Moss Hill, died on Tuesday June 28, 2016 at his residence. He was 60.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday July 1, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at The Lighthouse Church of Moss Hill, with Reverend Allen Owens, Reverend Toby Ratcliff and Reverend Cleve Sharp officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Caleb Blanchard, J.J. Villarreal, Josh Carson, Anthony Burnes, Wesley Hester, Michael Hester, Chris Booth, Roger Dowers, Lucus Ferguson and Samuel Ferguson.

Honorary pallbearers are his grandsons, Jake, Samuel, Ezra, and Aaron.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday June 30, 2016 from 5: 00 P.M.until 8:00 P.M. at The Lighthouse Church of Moss Hill.

A native of Hull, he had lived in Moss Hill, most of his life and was a Oilfield Supervisor for Texas Quality Well Service of Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his parents Reece Mancel Lee and Elber Fonteno Lee and grandson Isaac Seaman.

Survivors are his wife Patty Lee of Moss Hill, sons, Raymond Alford and wife Ta sha of Denham Springs, LA, Robert Lee of Moss Hill, and Roy Lee of Moss Hill. Daughters, Leanna Seaman and husband William of Kountze, Emilie Walters and husband Joey also of Kountze.

Brothers, Eugene Fonteno of Liberty, Lacy Lee and wife Shirley of Schwab City. Sisters, Margaret Hester of Batson, Margie Dowers and husband Doyle of Vidor, Joycelyn Hart and husband Jerry of Baytown. Mother-in-law, Susie Blanchard of Moss Hill.

Grandchildren are Gwen, Madison, Hannah, Jake, Rachel, Rebekah, Jillian, Samuel, Meah, Rowan, Ezra, Aaron,and Donni, and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving 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. Earning your trust one family at a time..

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert Ezra Lee please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Theriot

Leroy Joseph Theriot Sr. age 90 died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at his home in Dayton with his family by his side.

He was born December 17, 1925 in Morgan City, Louisiana to the late Telesphore Theriot and Bernadette Deslatte Theriot.  He retired as an electrician with Ethel Corporation.  He was involved in AA for over 50 years, the Knights of Columbus, and a lifelong member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Eastgate.  In his spare time he was a man of many talents.  From wood working, to gardening, to just spending time with his family and friends. 

Leroy was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years Evelyn, his parents as well as his sons: Johnny Theriot, Mark Theriot, Leroy Theriot Jr., and Tommy Theriot; Grandson: Mark Theriot Jr. and Jeffrey Christopher Theriot; Great-Grandson: Christopher Jay Rash ; daughters-in-law: Terri  Lee Theriot and Belinda Gail Theriot, Brothers: Milton Theriot, Walter Theriot, and George Theriot; sisters: Irene Ladd and Rita Caswell. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memories brother:  Joe Theriot ; Sons: Michael Theriot and wife Caryl, Paul Theriot, Terry Theriot and wife Starla, and Rusty Theriot; Daughters: Bonnie McKinney and husband J.B., Angela Tanner and husband David, and Annette Simmons.  In addition he leaves a host of nieces and nephews thirty grandchildren, fifty-nine great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Leroy has touched many lives in his life time and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him and loved him.

Visitation for Leroy will be held Friday July 1, 2016 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas.  A funeral mass will be celebrated 10AM Saturday July 2, 2016 at St. Joseph’s The Worker Catholic Church Dayton, Texas. Burial to be held in St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery.  The Theriot family would like to extend their gratitude to the following gentlemen for serving as pallbearers: Michael Theriot, Justin Theriot, Joey Theriot, Josh Brown, Curtis McKinney, and Andrew  Simmons. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hanson

Janette Morgan Hanson, 74, of Dayton, died Sunday, June 26, 2016, at her residence.

Memorial services will be scheduled for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Janette was born September 8, 1941 in Bryan, to parents; William and Julia Flanagan Morgan, a former resident of Baytown, and has resided in Dayton since 1983. She was a former teller for Prosperity Bank of Dayton. She also enjoyed gardening, working in the yard, swimming, fishing, travel, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Hanson was preceded in death by her father: William Morgan, husband: Jack Hanson, sons: Jack and Robert Hanson, sister: Peggy Bedford, and grandson: William Hotaling. She is survived by her daughter: Janetha Hotaling of Dayton, mother: Julia Flanagan Morgan of Delaware, sister: Nancy Copeland of Delaware, granddaughter: Jamielynn Hotaling, great-grandchildren: Heath Baker, Channing Baker, and Wyatt Baker, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

Griffitts

Sharon “Kay” Beard Griffitts, 58, of Dayton, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Linney Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Kay was born April 9, 1958 in Dayton, to parents; Jack and Ricki Williams Beard, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton. She was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1976, attended the First Assembly of God Church, and was a former secretary for the ILA #28 Federal Credit Union. She also enjoyed gardening and riding motorcycles.

Mrs. Griffitts was preceded in death by her father: Jack Beard. She is survived by her husband of eight years: Dean Griffitts of Dayton, daughter: Jessica Francella Ramirez of Colorado, mother: Ricki Williams Beard of Dayton, brothers: Jr. Beard of Dayton and Ed Beard and wife Nanette of Dayton, sisters: Vickie Wegner and husband Bill of Dayton and Jackie Brightwell and husband David of Frankston, grandchildren: Meadow Dougherty, River Dougherty, and Sierra Dougherty, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Davis

Columbus Radford " Little Man" Davis of Batson, Texas died Saturday June 25, 2016 at Methodist Hospital in Houston. He was 58.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday June 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

The family will be receiving friends also on Tuesday June 28, 2016 from 12:00 noon until time of service at Faith & Family.

A native of Liberty, he had lived in Batson most of his life. He was a self employed Contract Pumper working in the Oilfield. "Little Man" as he was known loved to be outdoors, he loved riding his Harley. He was an avid deer hunter and also enjoyed building squirrel feeders.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sterling Davis and Lucille Fregia. He is survived by his wife Elica Davis of Batson, son, Robert Davis of Odessa, and step-son, Adam Strahan of Batson. Daughter, Hannah Davis of Daisetta, and step-daughter, Ashley Strahan of Batson. Sisters, Marilyn Ainsworth of Hardin, and Elaine Ard of Batson, and father-in-law, Adam Blanchard of Batson.

Grandchildren are Darren Davis, Chelsea Davis, Hollie Davis, Robert Davis, Blake Davis all of Sour Lake.

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

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Columbus Radford " Little Man" Davis please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Berryhill

Katharine Taylor Berryhill, 95 of Daisetta died June 23, 2016 in Beaumont, Texas.

Visitation will be held at Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson on Sunday, June, 26th from 5:00-9:00pm.

Funeral services will be held at Faith & Family Funeral Services Monday, June 27th at 3:00pm. Interment will follow at Oak Dale Cemetery.

Katharine (Kathleen) Taylor Berryhill a lifelong resident of Liberty County was born in Daisetta to Gilbert G. Taylor and Emma (Young) Taylor on October, 21 1920. Katharine’s life was filed with love, laughter, her husband Bill, their eight children and extended family. Katharine (Aunt Kathleen) made her life’s work providing loving care for those around her. She enjoyed cooking, quilting and crafts. Her greatest love was her family, a family she cared for selflessly. You never went hungry when you dropped by for a visit. She would always say “there’s food in the ice box”. Katharine loved to laugh and to dance. She would dance at every opportunity and a smile and laughter were her signature.

Katharine is preceded in death by her husband William (Bill) Berryhill, parents, Gilbert and Emma Taylor, Sons, Paul and Bennie Berryhill and many brothers and sisters.

Katharine is survived by her brother, Nolan Taylor of Taylor Settlement, loving children, John and wife Marilyn Berryhill of White Oak, Kenneth Berryhill of Beaumont, Alice and husband Richard Maresh of Ennis, Bonnie and husband Ross Morris of La Porte, Joe and wife Jane of Baytown, Renee and husband Rod Thrailkill of Baird, 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Harbor Hospice of Baytown and Beaumont.

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

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

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Katharine Taylor Berryhill please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Majors

Terry Travis Majors, age 58, formerly of Liberty, TX died Monday, June 21, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii of injuries sustained in a motor scooter accident. 

Terry was preceded in death by his father, Lewie Majors.  He leaves behind to mourn his loss his mother, Juneid N. Majors of Liberty, TX and sisters Sherri M. Birdwell and husband John of Liberty, TX, and Joanna M. Hacker and husband Chris of Lindale, TX.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who adored him.

Terry was a 1976 graduate of Liberty High School.  He then attended Baylor University for two years and later graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Botany.  Terry had a passion for the flora and fauna of the Hawaiian Islands.  He enjoyed his job as an office manager for a physician and working part-time on a Kona Coffee plantation.  He will be remembered as an easy-going, fun-loving individual who greeted everyone with a smile.

Services for Terry Travis Majors will be Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 2pm to 3pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com

In lieu of flowers, the family request that financial donations be made in Terry’s memory to Donate Life Texas, Attn: Finance Department, 2520 Westridge Street, Houston, Texas 77054, or, https://www.donatelifetexas.org

 

 

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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