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Kersh

Rachel Annah Kersh age 97 of Hardin passed away Wednesday May 23, 2018 at her residence.

Rachel was born March 30, 1921 in Jacksonville, Texas the daughter of the late Hugh Brown Koen and Bertha Elizabeth Alexander Koen. A lifelong resident of Hardin she was the owner and operator of “House of Beauty” for over fifty years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. Rachel was a member as well as the music director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Liberty, Texas. She also was a member of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband of forty-six years Gordon Kersh, daughter Beth Russell, son Bobby Kersh, grandson Craig David Russell, great grandson Michael Tanton, as well as eight siblings.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her grandchildren Billie Tanton, Terry Russell, Leslie Russell, Robert Kersh, and Amanda Key. In addition she leaves her great grandchildren Elizabeth Tullock, Shelby Storey, Austin Russell, Landon Storey, Blake Russell, Taylor Kersh, and Travis Kersh. She also leaves her great great grandchildren Jaycob Tullock, Mackenzie Tullock, Stephen Russell, and Amzie Torres. She also leaves two brothers James Koen and Elgin Koen, a daughter in law Glenda Kersh, and two sisters in laws Juanita Koen and Betty Jo Koen. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Services for Rachel will be held 11AM Saturday May 26, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 330 Vera Lane Liberty, Texas. Burial to immediately follow the service in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Visitation for Rachel will be held at the church Saturday from 9-11AM. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Norcross

Steven Paul Norcross, 51, of Dayton passed away on Saturday May 19, 2018 in Houston.

Steven was born on July 20, 1966 to parents Frank and Carolyn Norcross. He attended Dayton ISD and performed in the Dayton High School Band playing saxophone. This began his love affair with music. He was able to teach himself to play almost any instrument and loved country music the best. Steven was a welder by trade working with the railroad for many years. Steven was a Member of Trinity Baptist Church in Dayton and was a proud member of the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed both fishing and hunting.

He is preceded in death by his son, Steven Paul Norcross, Jr.

Steven is survived by his parents, Frank and Carolyn Norcross; son, Shane Norcross and daughter, Stacey White and her husband Derek. He is also survived by his very close cousin, Michelle Strauss and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Steven’s life will be held from 5 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday May 29, 2018. The service will be held at Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton with the Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardin Family Funeral Home in Houston.

Linares

Chester Wayne Linares, 60, of Anahuac, went to be with the Lord on May 16, 2018 after a sudden illness. 

He was born November 13, 1957, in Port Arthur, TX and graduated from Anahuac High School in 1976.

Chester retired from Anahuac ISD after 24 years of service.  He enjoyed working in his garden, fishing and spending time with family and friends.  He never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone.  He normally had a smile on his face and left an impression on people he met.

Chester was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Leota Linares of Anahuac; sister Margie Glass of Oak Island; brother Charles Linares of Houston; father (in-law) Robert Innerarity of Palestine; and brother (in-law) Scott Innerarity of Palestine.

Chester is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Robbie Innerarity Linares of Anahuac.  He is also survived by son Glenn Innerarity and wife Melissa of Anahuac and son Jaime Linares of Anahuac; mother (in-law) Darlene Innerarity of Anahuac; brother/sister (in-law) Carl and Lisa Lincoln of Palestine and brother Johnny Linares of Baytown; along with 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on May 29, 2018 from 2pm-6pm at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac.  Funeral to be held on May 30, 2018 at 10am at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac with interment to be held immediately after at Anahuac Cemetery.  Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Willis Cormier, Steve White, James Griffin, Miguel Flores, David Lincoln and Rene Padilla.  Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Innerarity, Jaime Linares, Carl Lincoln, and Bill Caskey.

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

Laza

Joetta Dehay Laza, 46, of Cleveland passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at home.

She was born January 4, 1972 in South Korea.

Service for Jodie will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Vance Elliott and Dave Dougherty officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Jodie had lived in this area since 1998. She always thought of her family first and foremost. She loved to help others. Jodie was a wonderful aunt to all her nieces and nephews and always made sure everybody got candy from her. She enjoyed the outside and birdwatching. Jodie was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Jodie was preceded in death by her father John Thomas Dehay, grandparents, E.R. Parks and Emma Brazil. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Michael Thomas Laza; her father and mother-in-law, Thomas and Alice Laza; grandmother-in-law, Hilda Laza; sisters, Denita and Leslie Robertson, Marcie Hill and Richard DelaSantos and Lorie Reed; brothers, Rick and Wendy Dehay, Thomas and Tammy Dehay, Paul and Crystal Laza, William Dehay, John and Mandy Dehay; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Morris

Jesse Ryan Morris, 28, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 13, 2018 in Wallisville, Texas.

He was born on October 31, 1989, and was the oldest of three children, to George Kelly and Christi Renee Ryan Morris.

Jesse was an outgoing person, who never met a stranger. He was known to make you like him even if he thought you didn’t. Jesse was also a total goofball, prankster and jokester. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed nature, fishing and hog hunting. Jesse loved music, playing softball, working on cars and bicycles. He even found humor in dismantling just about anything around him, including his younger sister Bianca’s Barbie Jeep and his brother Jarrett’s bike. Jesse was a loyal and devoted fan of the Houston Texans. But his greatest love was for his six children whom he adored more than life itself.

Jesse was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Ethel “Boopy” Cumberland; and his paternal grandparents Coot and Geneva Morris. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother Christi Ryan Morris of Anahuac; his father Kelly Morris; his sister Bianca Morris and boyfriend Derrick Trahan of Anahuac; his brother Jarrett Morris and wife Marley of Kenefick; Charity Carlton of Dayton, the mother of their four children Jesse James Morris, Raylynn Renee Morris, Ryan David Morris and Makenzee Cheyenne Morris; Reanna Carson, the mother of their two children Brooklynn Paige Morris and Jordyn Rhe’ Morris; his maternal grandfather John Henry Ryan and wife Susan of Porter; his niece and nephews Taylor Teal Trahan, Declan Brady Morris, Noah Zachary Morris and Cutter McCoy Willbanks; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Dustin McDaniel, Derrick Trahan, John Carlton, John Ryan, Jarrett Morris and James Carlton.

A celebration of Jesse’s life will be held at 11am on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas 77514. The family requests that if you have Houston Texans attire, please wear it in support of Jesse to the service.

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

Womack

Betty Louise Sullivan Womack, 83, of Dayton passed away Friday, May 17, 2018.

She was born February 27, 1935 in Cherokee City, Arkansas to parents Jesse and Willie Hudson Sullivan.

Graveside Services for Mrs. Womack will be 10:00 a.m., Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Magnolia Park Cemetery.
Betty had lived in the Liberty area for 45 years. She enjoyed going to garage sales, playing games and reading. Most of all she loved being with her family.

Mrs. Womack was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bobby Womack of Dayton her sons, James Boone, John Boone, and Joe Boone; her daughters, Brenda Rogers, Debra Ables, Connie Brown, and Patty Alston; her grandchildren, Laura Tanton, Erika Crate, Lynda Huggins, James Boone,III, Brent Boone, Merissa Boone, Chris Ables, Jessica Alston, Nichole Boone, Jon Boone, Chris Boone, Courtney Boone, Carrie Musgrove, Joe and Chris Boone; great-grandchildren, Kelby, Lucas and Josh Tanton, Delany and Ethan Boyd, Brianna Brown, Haleigh Huggins, Nevaeh, Aubree and Maddy Boone, Kaitlyn Boone, Haylie Bookout, Mia and Nathanial Boone, Arean, Zoe and James Boone, Kimberly Jones, Travis and Gabriel Ruttschaw, and numerous great great-grandchildren.

Billingsley

Mrs. Willie Clyde Warner Billingsley, 87 of Dayton passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Liberty.

She was born December 22, 1930 in Jasper, Texas to Hollie and Minnie Wood Warner.

Graveside service for Mrs. Billingsley will be10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Wood Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas.

Willie was a lifelong resident of Jasper before moving to Dayton where she has lived for the past 13 years. She attended the Kenefick Baptist Church and was a member of the Methodist Church in Jasper. She loved her Boston Terriers and really enjoyed hunting, which she did until late in life. Most of all she loved her family and they always took priority over everything in her life.

Mrs. Billingsley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray Billingsley, daughter, Debra Broussard, brothers, Bevis and Burnis Warner, sisters, Janie Warner and Rita Warner, and a grandson, Nigel Broussard. She is survived by her children, Rhonda Billingsley and husband John, Virgil Bryan and wife Vicki, Cindy Calloway, Lesia McDowell and husband Myron; brother, Johnny Warner and wife Vivian; sister, Ovis Stephenson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Guedry

Patricia Mae "Patti" Guedry, received her angel wings on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was 77.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at Batson Prairie Baptist Church with Reverend Lee Gruver and Reverend James Coots officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. Serving as pallbearers are Jerisan Weaver, Jason Siros, Bob Guedry, Bubba Guedry, Troy Collins, Jeff Melear.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Batson Prairie Baptist Church.

Patty was Born September 16, 1940, to Charles Allen Lamberth and Clara Mae Bagwell in Liberty. She had lived in Batson most of her life and had taught School for West Hardin and Daisetta School for many years. She was a Christian and a faithful member of Batson Prairie Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Ruth Isenhower, and brother, Edward Lamberth. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Jerry Evertt of Batson; daughter Christy Weaver and husband Gerald of Batson; and brother Charles Lamberth of Batson.

Grandchildren, Kayla Siros and husband Jason of Batson, Jerisan Weaver of Batson. Gret grandchildren, Blakelee Jo Siros of Batson, Kali Siros and Kooper Siros both of Batson.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Patricia Mae "Patti" Guedry please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Danford

Joyce Alline Danford, 77, of Thicket, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Encounter Church of Votaw, with Reverend Jason Berry and Phil Love, officiating. Interment will follow at Menard Chapel Cemetery in Livingston.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Encounter Church.

A native of Ace, Texas she had lived in Thicket, 15 years and had worked at Walmart as a Department Manager for 25 years. She attended Encounter Church of Votaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents James Marion Goodwin and Elsie Henson; husband Danny Danford; brother Beamon Goodwin; and nephew Kenny Sloane.

Survivors are her daughter Kimberly Bush and husband Steven of Hardin; brother Cecil Goodwin and wife Patty of Liberty; sister Fran Disotell and husband Red of Rye. Grandson Klint Daniel Bush and wife Shayla of Hardin; granddaughter Kelly Allyne Bush of Denver, CO; great-granddaughter Avylane Scarlette Bush of Hardin. Nephews, James Sloane and wife Deborah, David Goodwin and wife Lisa. Nieces, Misty Fincher, Kathy Nelson and husband David, Sherry Goodwin. Great-niece, Ashley Nelson and great-nephews Eric Nelson and Kade Goodwin.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joyce Alline Danford please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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.

Johnson

Peggy Jane Johnson, 74, of Hull - Daisetta, died on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

She was born December 4, 1943, in Port Arthur to Lynn and Ella Carlise Williams and was a homemaker. Peggy had lived in the Hull-Daisetta area most of her life.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m at Guedry Cemetery with Bill Williams and Ted Oberg officiating. A gathering of Peggy's family and friends will also be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dick Tracy Johnson Sr, brother, Frank Williams, and sister, Judy Abshire.

Those left to cherish her memory are; sons, Dick Tracy Johnson Jr. and wife Judy of Daisetta, Randy Johnson and wife Nellie of Daisetta, Ricky Johnson and wife Rhonda of Daisetta, and David Johnson and wife Melissa of Batson, daughter, Charlotte Johnson of Daisetta, grandchildren, Keith Johnson, Misty Moseley, Brandi Gillfilian, Amber Johnson, Brandon Johnson, and Ashley Mitchell. Great-grandchildren,are Brody Moseley, Rozlyn Moseley, Sadie Gillfilian, Damon and Ian, and a host of loving friends.

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

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.

Vrana

ry Florence Martin Vrana, 81, of Dayton peacefully passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born December 21, 1936 in Terrell, Texas to parents, Claude W. Martin and Lovie Kay Clemmons Martin.
Graveside service for Mary will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton. The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Mary had been a longtime resident of Dayton after moving from Sheldon. She graduated from Galena Park High School and had worked for Enterprise in Mont Belvieu for over 26 years before retiring. Mary was Baptist by faith. She loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Mary and Ernest celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 5th. She had a backyard that looked like a picture from Southern Living Magazine. She loved feeding and watching her wild birds. Mary also enjoyed quilting.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Claude W. and Lovie Kay Martin; parent-in-laws, Charles and Selma Vrana; her son, Gary Wayne Vrana; grandson, Phillip Charles Westmoreland; brothers, C.L. “Buddy” Martin and Billy Ray Martin; and sister, Ann Melcer. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Ernest C. Vrana of Dayton; son, Kenneth Gene Vrana and wife Sheila of Dayton; daughters, Kathy Lynn Westmoreland and husband Michael of Dayton and Pamela Kay Klimitchek and husband Randal of Dayton; grandchildren, Kenneth “Daniel” Vrana and wife Kristina, Katie Michelle Westmoreland and fiancé David Zghaib, Keith Randal Klimitchek, Travis Lane Vrana, and Jessica Westmoreland; great-grandchildren, Zachary Ryan Westmoreland, Carter Reed Vrana, Gary Wayne Westmoreland, and Carly Rae Vrana; sister, Shirley Tobis; brothers-in-law, James Vrana and wife Shirley, Ray Vrana, David Vrana, and Johnny Melcer; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hylton and husband Harry; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Villyard

Joseph Kevin Villyard, 44, of Cleveland, died Friday, May 11, 2018.

He was born July 6, 1973, in Fayetteville, NC to Ralph and Irma Villyard. He lived in the Hardin are most of his life and worked in the oilfield industry.

Kevin was adventurous, willing to undertake new and daring enterprises.
He was strong and displayed great character, he was a good provider and worked hard to ensure his families needs were met. Kevin was super intelligent and had a multitude of talents that were respectable. He loved his family loved spending time with them & friends at the river.

Kevin is preceded in death by his mother, Irma Villyard, and son, Lance Brown.

Those left to cherish his memory are; father, Ralph Villyard of Cleveland, wife, Tiffany Villyard of Cleveland, sons, Alec Villyard of Dayton, Kalen Villyard of Dayton, Casey Villyard and wife Autumn of Splendora, Hayden Villyard and wife Chelsea of Splendora, Chandler Villyard of Cleveland, and Cody Scott of Washington, daughter, Makenzie Parrish of Hardin, Brother Ricky Villyard and wife Christina of Garland, TX, sister, Johanna Alba of Cleveland, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. A gathering of Kevin's family and friends will begin at 12:00 until the time of service at Faith & Family.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joseph Kevin Villyard please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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.

 

Taylor

Elva " Bobbie" Taylor of Sour Lake, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Beaumont Health Care Center. She was 90.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Praise Chapel in Sour Lake.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Praise Chapel with Reverend Leo Martinez and Reverend Cody Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Serving as pallbearers are Jason Thibodeaux, Aden Ayres, Phill Thibodeaux, Justin O'Neal, Andrew Holliday, Rudy Villanueva. Honorary pallbearers are Ty Pearce, Carter Thibodeaux, Leo Martinez Jr. J.T. Martinez.

A native of Jacksonville, TX she had lived in Sour Lake and had worked as a secretary. She was also a faithful member of Praise Chapel.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Hollie Taylor Sr. and parents Grady Odom and Edna Smith. Survivors are her son, James Hollie Taylor Jr. and wife Brenda of Houston; daughter Pat Thibodeaux and husband Phill of Sour Lake.

Grandchildren, DeRenda Villanueva and husband Rudy, Jason Thibodeaux, Aimee O'Neal and husband Justin, Kristie Martinez and husband Leo. Great grandchildren, Andrew Holliday, Aden Ayres, Kaylee Martinez, Leandro Martinez Jr. Ty Pearce, Carter Thibodeaux, Rebecca Villanueva, J.T. Martinez, Rudy Villanueva Jr.

To send a floral remembrance for the Elva Taylor family visit our sympathy store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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.

Smith

Gail Smith, 65, of Saratoga, died on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Gail was born September 9, 1952, in Beaumont to Thomas and Ruth Cummings Anderson. She lived in the Saratoga area most of her life and retired from Precinct 3 County Barn as their secretary.

Gail is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Joe Troy Smith

Those left to cherish her memory are; step-mother, Sue Anderson of Saratoga, son, John Marshall and wife Leisha of Saratoga, daughter, Julie Herrera and husband Randy of Saratoga, brother, Rodger Dale Anderson and wife Rene' of Livingston, grandchildren, Taylor Marshall, Reagan Marshall, J.T. Taylor, Gracie Willette, Xander Willette, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at West End Baptist Church in Saratoga with Reverend Keith de la Moriniere officiating. Interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Gail's friends and family will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at West End Baptist Church of Saratoga.

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

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.

Cameron

Florence Sue Cameron, 80, of Liberty, Texas, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

She was born on May 4, 1938 in Baytown, Texas to the late Daniel and Mary Jones Chapman.

Florence was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She enjoyed shuffleboard and playing BINGO. Florence also loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Donald Patrick Cameron; her son Patrick Anthony Cameron; her grandson Duane Cameron; her sisters Dorothy Avant, Kathryn Sampson and Jennifer Chapman; her brothers John D. Chapman, Robert H. Chapman, Charles O. Chapman and Joseph L. Chapman. She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her sons Joseph Kelly Cameron; Marvin Duane Cameron and wife Rhonda; her grandchildren Misti Robbins, Brandon Cameron and wife Shelby, Corey Cameron, Samantha Cameron, JP Pitre and Korey Pitre; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

It was Florence’s wishes to be cremated and laid to rest with her husband in Houston National Cemetery.

Morgan

Weldon Douglas "Doug" Morgan, 61, of Saratoga died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont with his family by his side.

Doug was born May 25, 1956, to Weldon and Shirley Wells Morgan in Morgan City, LA.

Doug graduated from McNeese University with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. He moved to Saratoga in 1977 and worked in the oilfield industry. Doug loved rodeo and loved to ride bulls, but above that, he loved his grandchildren. Every time Buttercup and Buck came to visit "Big Daddy" it would put a big grin on his face.

Doug is preceded in death by his father, Weldon Eugene Morgan

Those left to cherish his memory are; mother, Shirley Faye Morgan of Saratoga, son, Dustin Wayne Morgan of Brenham, daughter, Kaci Kae Morgan of Saratoga, sisters, Shirley Jean Gillen of Saratoga, Carolyn Rene' Anderson and husband Rodger of Livingston, and Lesha Dannette Page of Saratoga, grandchildren, Jayci Rae "Buttercup" and Valen Grae "Buck" Morgan, and a host of loving friends.

Service of remembrance will be Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc with Reverend Mark Ainsworth and Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Oilfield Cemetery. A gathering of Doug's family and friends will also be on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Weldon Douglas "Doug" Morgan please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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

Bell

Nancy Yvonne Bell age 79 of Liberty passed away Thursday May 10, 2018 in Houston, Texas. 

Nancy was born in Devers, Texas September 1, 1938 the daughter of the late Slaydon L. Rector and Nannie Beatrice Woodward Rector. Nancy enjoyed traveling, cooking, antique shopping, and spending time with her family. Nancy was a graduate of Liberty High School Class of 1956 and went on to Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.  She worked for fifty-four years as a Registered Nurse working for what are now Houston Methodist as well as Liberty-Dayton Hospital. She started her career as a house supervisor, to ER Charge Nurse, and finally as the VP of Recruitment and Staffing. In addition to her work as a nurse she also taught nursing at San Jacinto College and Houston Community College.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her son Kevin Paul Lowry Sr. and her brothers Woodrow Rector and Edward Rector.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of forty-three years Edwene Bell of Liberty, son Roger Bell and his wife Sherry of Baytown, daughter Leslie Foreman and husband Robert of Houston, son Daryl Bell and wife Robyn of Liberty, daughter Crystal Votaw and husband Daniel of Dayton, sister Barbara Wiggins of Liberty, and a brother James Rector and his wife Joyce. In addition she leaves her ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

Visitation for Nancy will be held Monday May 14, 2018 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas.  A funeral mass will be celebrated 10AM Tuesday May 15, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church  with burial to immediately follow in Guedry Cemetery, Batson.  Serving as pallbearers will be Daniel Wiggins, Austin Wiggins, Bill Gautreaux, Archie Gillard, Willard “Bubba” Gillard, and Wendell Mangum.  

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. https://www.stjude.org

Wilson

Steven Louis Wilson, 58, of Dayton passed away May 6, 2018.

He was born August 27, 1959 in Houston, Texas to parents Homer Leon Wilson and Joyce Anita Perkins Wilson.

Graveside service for Steve will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2018 at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil.

Steven lived most of his life in the Dayton area. He worked as a welder. He loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Terry Lee White Wilson, daughter, Stacy Wilson, and sister, Peggy Anita Bolin. He is survived by his brothers, Leon Wilson and wife Amanda of Dayton and Robert Bolin of Dayton; his granddaughter, Lexi Tullos of Cleveland; nieces and nephews, Hannah and Allan Works, Josh Brown, Leon Wilson, II and Amber, Carson and Chase Wilson, Ashley Bolin, and Yvonna Bolin; also other relatives and friends

Campbell

Richard Allen Campbell II, 52, of Saratoga, died on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital in Nederland with his family by his side.

Allen was born August 27, 1965, in Liberty to Richard Allen Campbell and Nila Jean Hendricks Campbell. He had lived in Saratoga and Kountze most of his life and worked as a Crane Operator for Gerdau Ameristeel Steel in Rose City.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Reverend Ronnie Morrow and Reverend Wade McKinney, cremation to follow. A gathering of Allen's family and friends will be held Friday, May 11, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

Allen is preceded in death by his mother.

Those left to cherish his memory are; father, Richard Allen Campbell and wife Debbie of Saratoga, sons, Justin Campbell of Kountze and Stetson Campbell and wife Tori of Kountze, daughter, Alysen Campbell and fiance' Brody of Houston, sister, Lauri Campbell Tubbs of Saratoga, mother of his children, Tina Lewis and her family Joe and Rachel Lewis of Kountze, nephews, Lane Brock of Saratoga and Ethan and wife Ashley Tubbs of Highlands, nieces, Ashlynn Tubbs of Saratoga, Kelsey Lewis and Sarah Lewis of Kountze, brother-in-law, Terry Lewis of Kountze, uncle, Rodger Campbell of Thicket, great-niece, Nila-Faye, great-nephew, AJ Ellis, and a host of loving friends.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Richard Allen Campbell II please visit our Sympathy Store at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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

Lambert

Peggy Maurine Tanner Lambert, 84 passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Jefferson Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Beaumont, TX, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Tranquility Mausoleum in Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, TX, under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with the Reverend Kyle Williams officiating. An interment will follow at Oak Bluff. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Pace-Stancil in Dayton, TX, on Wednesday evening, May 9, from 5 to 8 pm.

Born in Cleveland, TX, on August 11, 1933, Peggy graduated from Liberty High School in 1952 and began working at the Liberty Courthouse. One Sunday, at the age of 19, she was spotted walking out of the local Baptist church by a young man named Pat Lambert, just recently returned from serving in Germany during the Korean War. Pat was so immediately taken with Peggy that he turned to a nearby friend saying, “If that girl looks up at me, I’m going to marry her!” She looked up. The couple were married on February 21, 1953 and remained so for 56 years until Pat’s passing in 2009.

In their early years of marriage, the couple traveled the coast of the Southern states following jobs in which Pat worked as an insulator, meanwhile having three kids. Sid was born in Louisiana, Carla in Florida and, finally returning home after nearly a decade of travel, Karen was born in Texas. Settling down in Pat’s hometown of Port Neches, the couple began the task of raising their 3 children and becoming involved in various church and civic organizations which, for Peggy, included teaching Sunday School at Central Baptist Church, and assignments as PTA president, Worthy Matron of the Eastern Stars, and Mother Advisor to the Rainbow Girls. After their children were raised, the couple began square dancing as a hobby. It became a lifelong passion for them, bringing many hours of joy and leading to their retirement in Harlingen, TX, considered a mecca for retired square dancers from throughout the U.S.A.

Each summer for 2 weeks, during the last week of July and the 1st week of August, the Lambert family made their way to Garner State Park for camping along the banks of the Frio River. The family swam, tubed the river and danced the night away at the park’s open-aired pavilion, making memories that would last a lifetime and creating a tradition still carried on by family members to this day. Peggy loved camping with family and friends and the Garner legacy she and Pat left is never to be forgotten by her children and grandchildren. They are the happiest of memories.

Peggy was a member of First Baptist Church in Port Neches, TX. She is preceded in death by her beloved spouse Sidney E. “Pat” Lambert, Jr., her parents Perry Aubrey, Sr. and Seivel Margaret Tanner, brothers Milton and Tarlton Tanner, as well as an infant granddaughter named Tina Maurine Lee.

She is survived by son, Sidney E. “Sid” Lambert and his wife Dena, daughter Carla Nero and her husband Ronnie, as well as daughter Karen Lambert Brantley. As the oldest of 9, Peggy loved her younger siblings very much. She is survived by brothers Alfred and Perry Tanner and sisters Margaret Brackin, Renell Fondon, Judy Wheeler and Darlene Tanner. Surviving grandchildren are Rene Self Dinscore, Sidney E. Lambert, IV, Eric Lambert and wife Jessica, Christy Lee Conrad and husband Chris, Jennifer Rene Vincent and husband Mark, Cade and Jace Brantley, Breanne Nero Henson and Joe, Trent Nero, Ken, Jennifer, Nick and Michael Thornell. Also, 13 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Desormeaux

Alice Inez Barnhart Desormeaux, 86, passed away on May 5, 2018 in Beaumont, Texas.

She was born on September 5, 1931, in Batson, Texas to the late Newton Christian Barnhart and Lily Inez Barnhart. Alice was the youngest of five children, her brother J.B. Jordan, sister Dorothy Janic, brother Newton Barnhart and sister Dixie Burke. She graduated from Anahuac High School, Class of 1949.

Alice was married to the late Commissioner Sid Desormeaux for 30 years and lived in Anahuac, Texas. Alice and Sid were members of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac. She loved her home in Anahuac with the big yard, the catfish pond and the many pecan trees that were planted there. Alice enjoyed the great outdoors if it was not too hot. In her younger years, she loved to get out and drive around the surrounding areas of Anahuac.

Alice loved sewing, playing Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art on her organ and cooking. She thoroughly enjoyed crocheting things for her grandchildren. Alice also liked shopping for clothes and was always so particular about her appearance. She was always happy and smiling, even offering up a little small talk. Although she did not talk a lot you could always see in her beautiful blue eyes that she enjoyed a good visit.

Alice was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was nurturing, strict and respectful. Alice cherished her two sons more than anything in the world and worried about them every minute of the day and night up until the day she passed away. They loved, adored and respected her so much for being the mother she was. Alice treasured her grandchildren and could not wait for the bus to bring them over every evening after school. She would spoil them rotten before sending them back home to their parents.

Alice always asked about all her family. She missed the ones that passed before her and constantly talked about them. She is now with them all and smiling so joyously.

Alice leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons James A. Weaver and wife Sandra and Gary Weaver and wife Geri; her grandchildren Jessica, Valarie, Tyler Weaver and wife Courtney and Kori Metteauer and husband Eric; her great-grandchildren Paisley, Jeremiah, Emmett, Hattie, Blaine, Cameron, Hallie and Hank; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family starting at 2pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral service will begin at 3pm after the visitation. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Alice’s honor to the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, P.O. Box 609, Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Laviene

Melvin Laviene, 87, born in Hull-Daisetta, Texas, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Houston Texas where he resided until his death. 

Melvin was the first born son of his parents, Effray and Bessie (Love) Laviene.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services; 300 Alabama St.; Liberty, Texas (Althea P. Gibson Chapel) Friday, May 4, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  He will lie-in-state Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:00am – Godfrey Chapel, 508 Lamar Street, Liberty, Texas;  funeral service will follow - 11:00 am.
Interment – Binghman Cemetery – Hardin, Texas.

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

Danford

Danny Danford, 79, of Thicket, died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at his residence with his loving wife and family by his side.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Encounter Church in Votaw. Interment will follow at Menard Chapel Cemetery in Livingston.

Visitation will be on Friday May 4, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Encounter Church.

A native of Plantersville, TX he had lived in Thicket, 17 years and was a carpenter. He had faithfully served his country in the U.S Army.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Danford of Thicket; daughter Kimberly Bush and husband Steven of Hardin; grandchildren, Klint Daniel Bush and wife Shayla of Hardin, Kelly Allyne Bush of Denver, CO, great-granddaughter, Avy Lane Bush of Hardin, nieces, Misty Fincher of SC, Kathy Nelson, and Sherry Goodwin, nephews, James Sloane and David Goodwin, and a host of loving friends.

Honoring Mr. Danford as pallbearers are Jerry Don Love, James Sloane, Bill Brown, Larry Thompson, Calvin Sherman, and Marty Loftin.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Nat Daniel "Danny" Danford please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-226-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time

Lowe

Dolores Davis Lowe, 80, of Dayton passed away Thursday, May 03, 2018 at her residence.

She was born June 29, 1937 in Marion County, Mississippi to Julius T. Davis and Minnie Lou Webster Davis.

Service for Mrs. Lowe will be 10:00 a.m., Sunday, May 6. 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Private interment will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park in Houston.

Dolores was a long-time resident of Kenefick after moving from Mississippi. She met the love of her life and her soul mate when she was a mere girl and spent the rest of her life with him and their family. Dolores had many talents, gardening, crocheting, quilting, painting and playing the piano. She loved cooking for her family which was her whole life. She was a member of the Liberty County Art League and the Kenefick Activity Club. Dolores worked alongside her husband in a lifelong commitment ministering to the community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 63 years, Leavy Darby Lowe, Jr.; her sisters, Jerry Sue Davis Stringer and Laquita Davis Hutchins. She is survived by her daughters, Shelia Hall and husband Larry of Crosby, Rita Borny and husband Jean-Francois of Crosby, and Vanessa Shields and husband Paul of Crosby; sons, Reginald Lowe and wife Lori of Dayton and Timothy Lowe and wife Karla of North Carolina; grandchildren, Christina Ortiz, Michelle Spiers, Jeremiah Price, Joshua Price, David Price, Chad Price, Melissa Feti, Christy Price, Regina Monts, Samantha Borny, Serina Borny, Katarina Borny, Katrina Borny, Chelsea Hughes-Martinez, Jesse Martinez, Riley Lowe, P.J. Shields, Kelli Anderson, Brandon Wright, Cameron Lowe, and Shelbi Lowe; numerous great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Gwendolyn Priscilla Davis Ham, Stanley Julius Davis, Patricia Ann Davis Sloan, and Gary Austin Davis; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Achord

Claudia Mae Harris Achord, age 89 of Etoile, TX passed away April 30, 2018 at Twin Lakes Care Facility in San Augustine, TX.

Claudia was born January 1, 1929 in Spurger, TX, daughter of the late Asa Harris and Nellie Spurlock Harris.  She a housewife all her life and she loved her family.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Claudia was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Alabama Engram, son; Johnny Welch, granddaughter; Claudette Svehla, sister; Opal Keaton and brother; Basil Fountain.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Jack Welch and wife Barbara of Etoile, TX, five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and twenty-nine great-great-grandchildren.

Services for Claudia Mae Harris Achord will be Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel of Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Winters

Deacon Henry Dickerson Winters Sr., aka H.D. (Wolf), entered into Heaven’s Gates on Monday, April 30, 2018 at his home in Ames, TX at the age of 83.

Wolf is survived by his children: Diane Donatto, Jeanette Comeaux, Phillip C. Winters Sr. (Erlinda), Henry Dickerson Winters Jr. (Phyllis), 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

H.D. was preceded in death by: his parents, BB Winters Sr., Elvira Dickerson Winters, Desma Mosley Winters; siblings, Bessie Mae Provost, Edward (Bubba) Winters, BB Winters Jr., and Floyd Winters; spouses, Velma Randolph Winters (1995) Vergie Lazard Winters (2004 ); and his son Kevin E. Winters.Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services; 300 Alabama St.; Liberty, Texas (Althea P. Gibson Chapel) Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  He will lie-in-state Friday, May 4, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:00am – Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church, 808 Washington Liberty, Tx ;  funeral service will follow - 11:00 am.

Interment – Wells Memorial Cemetery – Liberty, Texas.

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

Costello

Anastasia Reyes Costello, 57, of Dayton passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

He was born November 1, 1960 in Galveston, Texas to parents, John Curtis Costello, Sr. and Beatrice DeLeon Costello.

Service for Anastasia will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Interment will follow at Concord Cemetery in Rye, Texas. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Anastasia had worked for Portable Flaring as service supervisor. He was an avid Astros and Texan fan and enjoyed watching their games. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, going jet skiing and going to the driving range. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, friends, and his work family. He will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him.

Mr. Costello was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha S. Costello, and Anthony Curtis Costello. He is survived by his wife Leslie Ara Costello; sister, Rosalie “Cookie” Tanton, and Virginia Williamson and husband Robert, Blanca Fowler and husband Vernon, JoAnne French and husband Dana, Cindy Lopez and husband Trinidad; brother, John Curtis Costello, Jr. and wife Linda; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends

Duff

Mixson Harvey “Mickey” Duff, age 85 of Hull, passed away at his residence May 1, 2018. 

Mickey was born July 28, 1932 in Honey Island, TX son of the late James Duff Sr and Elma Messer Duff.  Mickey graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School in 1950 and then attended Sam Houston State University for a short period of time.  Mickey married the love of his life, Mary Sue Morgan on November 24, 1951 and was married for sixty-six years.  He worked as a supervisor for J.M. Huber and enjoyed hunting, gardening and camping.  His favorite hobby was fishing.  Mickey served on the Hull-Daisetta School Board for fifteen years where he also served as school board President.  If asked, people would say that Mickey had a funny sense of humor.  He will be missed by all.

Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, son; Ronnie Eugene Duff, brothers; N.B. “Barney” Duff, W.C. “PeeWee” Duff, Jim Duff Jr, David Duff, sisters; Mildred Herford and Elma “Linda” Nolte.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of sixty-six years; Mary Sue Duff of Hull, daughters; Jannise McKee and husband Cliff of Baytown, TX, Amy Morris of Crosby, TX, son; Michael Duff and wife Janet of Liberty, grandchildren; Kenny Duff, Kevin Duff, Stephen McKee, Danny McKee, Angela Turner, Lance Duff, Shane Duff and seven great-grandchildren.

Services for Mixson Harvey “Mickey” Duff will be Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Guedry Cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service from 10am to 11am.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Doucette

Jesse James Doucette Jr. of Saratoga died on Friday, April 27, 2018, in Sour Lake. He was 21.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Roadside Memorial Baptist Church of Saratoga, with Reverend Bill Campbell and Reverend LaVonne Chandler officiating. Interment will follow at Roadside Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will have a gathering of family and friends starting at 8:00 A.M. at Roadside Memorial Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers are Michael Tucker, Ray Fowler, Ben Cochrell, James Denham, James Gartner, and Anthony Ener. Honorary pallbearers are Frank "Bill" Doucette Jr. and Rodney Fregia.

He was born in Beaumont on December 5, 1996, to Jesse and Theresa Tucker Doucette and lived in Saratoga where he was a Swab Operator for L & W Swabbing of Saratoga.

Jesse is preceded in death by his grandparents, Reverend Eugene and Doris Denham, and Gracie Evelyn Collier. He is survived by his parents, Jesse and Theresa Doucette of Saratoga, numerous aunts, uncles, and a host of caring and loving friends who will miss him very much.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jesse James Doucette Jr. please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Mifflin

James Cecil Mifflin, 85, of Dayton passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018. He was born October 27, 1932 in High Island, Texas to parents, Cecil and Myrtle Mifflin.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Graveside service will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers are John Graves, Shane Havard, Kenny Mifflin, Milton Mifflin, Tommy Mifflin, Greg Ripkowski, Randy Ripkowski, and Steven Ripkowski. Honorary pallbearers will be Brice Austin, Jason Austin, Cole Daniel, Duane Daniel, Cody Havard, Miles Mifflin, Aaron Ripkowski, Daniel Ripkowski, Kelly Ripkowski, Kevin Ripkowski, Bubba Taylor, David Taylor, Kameron Taylor, Lance Turner, Lance Stephen Turner, Michael Turner, Nathanial Turner, and Samuel Turner.

Mr. Mifflin was a longtime resident of Dayton. He attended the Trinity Baptist Church and was retired from Armco Steel and the City of Dayton. He enjoyed the outdoors but loved his family, especially his grandkids.

James was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Harold and Carlton Mifflin, sisters, Lily Flowers and Naomi Rip0kowski, and nephew, Ronne Ripkowski. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanette Mifflin of Dayton; son, Jimmy Mifflin and wife Jenniva of Dayton; daughter, Angie Doskocil and husband Paul of Dayton; sisters, Georgia Daniel of Livingston and Frances Turner and husband George of Security; grandchildren, Ashley Doskocil and Matthew Bumgarner, Bailey Doskocil, and Hailie Mifflin; numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Helen Ripkowski of Dayton; brother-in-law, Bill Taylor and Cissi of Dayton; other family members and friends.

Burnett

Larmer Alvie Burnett of Rye, TX died Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Memorial Herman Medical Center in Houston TX. He was 87.

He was born in Talihina, Oklahoma December 15, 1929 to Lorel Burnett and Mary Lewis Burnett he had resided in Rye TX. He passed from this world Tuesday April 24, 2018 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston TX.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served aboard the U.S.S. Brenner as a Bosum Mate and was honorably discharged. He had retired fom Brown & Root in 1987.

Larmer was preceded in death by his parents Lorel Burnett and Mary Lewis Burnett. Brothers George Burnett and wife Leda, Gene Burnett, Jessie Burnett and wife Joan and sister Lorelei Puckett.

Survivors include his wife Donna Stewart Burnett of Rye, TX. Daughters, Darleen Burnett Gasbarro of Taunton, MA, and Donna Francis Rhodes " Kat" of Rye, TX. Sons Charles Alan Francis and wife Teresa of Due West, SC Russell Franklin Francis and wife Paula of Rye TX, James Stuart Francis and wife Kathy of Wimberly TX, Thomas Scott Francis and wife Cathy of Austin TX, John Larmer Burnett of Rye, TX and Jeffery Stephen Burnett of Rye TX. Sisters, Mary Burnett Calhoun of Elgin TX, Rowena Burnett Puckett of Manor TX along with 19 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and loving friends. He loved fishing, bee keeping, picking up aluminum cans for the grand kids savings account. Also love picking pecans crocheting blankets, throws, pot holders, baby blankets, and his tall tales...

He was very much loved and remembered by his church family of Moss Hill Pentecostal Church. A service of remembrance will be held on Monday April 30, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. at Moss Hill Pentecostal Church with Reverend Michael Mahaney, Reverend Jerrol Wallace, and Brother Dwayne Sisk officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Grove Cemetery of Segno, TX. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Monday April 30, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at Moss Hill Pentecostal Church.

Serving as pallbearers are Daniel Francis, Christefer Pate, John Eccles II, Patrick Sisk, Russell Francis Jr. and Alessandro Gasbarro. Honorary pallbearers are Austin Francis, Richey Rhodes, Jason Rhodes, Joshua Sisk, and Freddy Martinez.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Larmer Alvie Burnett please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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.

Pumphrey

Helen Vurlene Pumphrey, 79, of Batson, died on April 23, 2018, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont surrounded by her loving family.

A native of Quilan, Texas she had lived in Batson since 1996 and was a waitress. She was preceded in death by her husband Duane Pumphrey her parents Lawrence Thomas Surginer and Lera Louise Skaggs. Sons, Ronnie Preston and Howard Preston, brother, Acie Surginer, sister-in- law, Pauline Surginer and grandson, Steve Presley.

Survivors are son, Scott Pumphrey and wife Crystal of Batson, daughter, Dianne Teschendorf and husband Robert of Batson. Brothers, E.L. Surginer of Sinton, TX David Surginer of Sinton, TX Lawrence Surginer and wife Barbara of Firebluff TX and sister, Pat Coleman of Sinton, TX.

Grandchildren are Brian & Melissa Teschendorf, Tiffany & Leland Ray, Crystal & Cody Swor, Ronnie & Stephanie Preston, Donnie & Melanie Preston, Danielle Preston, Torrie Gaskey, Jacoby Pumprey and Michelle Pumphrey. Great grandchildren, Tara & Caleb Nance, Dillan Ray, C.B. Teschendorf, Casten Teschendorf, Alexa Teschendorf, Cheleby Pilgreen, Carli Swor, Cody Swor, Dreylynn Preston, Jayse Fregia, Caylee Fregia, and Justin Preston.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Helen Vurlene Pumphrey please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Cremation service handled 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.

Shaw

Milton “Mickey” Harvey Shaw, 91, lifelong resident of Anahuac, Texas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Baytown, Texas.

He was born on September 5, 1926 in Beaumont, Texas to Granville Stewart and Eleanor Eugenia Loustalot Shaw. Mickey graduated from High Island High School in 1944, where he played on the 6-man football team. In December 1944, he joined the United States Marine Corp at the age of 18 and was honorably discharged in August 1946. Mickey was stationed in Guam and when left the service, he worked as a roughneck on a drilling rig for about 4 years in the High Island area. Later he went to work for Humble Oil and resided at the Humble Oil Camp in Monroe City between Anahuac and Winnie. Mickey worked for Humble Oil for 21 years before retiring. In 1973, following his retirement, he went to work for Chambers County as a truck driver and worked for them about 15 years.

In 1950, Mickey married the love of his life, Audrey Mae Stephenson in High Island, Texas. Together they raised their two children Eugenia “Jeanie” and Bowen. Mickey was a Little League baseball coach for his son’s Cardinal team in Monroe City. His favorite thing to do besides spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play athletics was to literally walk all over town and stop into stores, the library, the hospital to visit with friends. Mickey also enjoyed exercising, boxing and running the steps of the courthouse.

Mickey was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mickey was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Audrey Mae Stephenson Shaw; his daughter Jeanie Fereday; and his six siblings. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son Bowen Shaw; his grandchildren Justin Shaw, Lauren Mercer and husband Zac, Melanie Shaw, Samantha Bond and husband Didier Fort, Trent Fereday and wife Medeja, Travis Fereday and wife Veronica; his great-grandchildren Elijah and Scarlett Mercer, Alexa and Keegan Fort, Thana, Tori and Ty Fereday; his daughter-in-law Sheryl Shaw; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Justin Shaw, Trent Fereday, Travis Fereday, Zac Mercer, Cully Smith and Adrian Hopkins.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12pm until 2pm on Monday, April 30, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac, with Rev Kenn Munn officiating. Funeral services will begin at 2pm after the visitation. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

White

Betty Ann White, 71, of Orange, Texas, passed away after her third battle with cancer, surrounded by her family on April 25, 2018.

A celebration of life will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market Street, Baytown, Texas 77520. The family requests that guests please dress casual and wear purple.

Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.

Born in Pasadena, Texas, on December 5, 1946, she was the daughter of Weldon Edgar Page and Willie Kathleen (Smith) Page. She worked for Mark Morefield in Liberty, Texas for 13 years and then 19 years for the Assistant District Attorney in Harris County where she retired in 2013. Betty enjoyed decorating cakes, gardening, Betty Boop, painting, and cooking. She loved the color purple and all things that glittered. Betty was a talented Blackjack player and took joy in holding meaningful conversations with people. She was an incredible, loving, and giving person, always helping others in any way she could.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Edgar D. Page; and sister, Mary E. Moseley.

She is survived by her daughters, Lisa “Kittie” Lozano-Williford and husband Will Williford of Orange, and Kellen R. Clark and husband Jason of Pearland; four grandchildren, Kristina Lozano, Kayla Lozano, Kathleen Lozano, and Kelsey Vivace; sister, Alma J. Calk of Katy; the love of her life, R.B.; and her little Yorkie, Kiki.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.

Brown

Waltraut Gerda Brown, known to many as Margie, passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas on April 23, 2018, at the age of 94.

Waltraut is survived by her son, Herbert Brown and wife Juanita of Bryan, Texas, daughter, Sonja Vandiver and husband, Tom of Austin, Texas, Oma’s granddaughters, Laura Sherrod and husband, Greg of Paige, Texas, Jessica Camp and husband, Brandon of Bastrop, Texas, great grandsons, Lukas and Kaleb Sherrod, Herb’s son, Patrick Brown, wife Lindsay, and children Isabelle, Addison, Brady, and Hannah, of McKinney, Texas, sister-in-law, Betty Brown, and brother-in-law, Gene Brown, both of Dayton, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her little Dachshund, Tiny. Waltraut is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Brown, parents, Herbert and Margarete Klingbeil, and brother, Winfried Klingbeil of Germany.

Mother was born on August 23, 1923 in Rummelsburg, Germany. She lived there through most of World War II until she was forced to flee with her mother from the oncoming Russian army. Her mother and she traveled by foot through difficult conditions, foraging for food and seeking shelter in woods. Their goal was to reach American lines and avoid capture by Russian forces. They successfully reached American lines and eventually arrived in Bremen, Germany. In Bremen, she was employed by the US forces newspaper, “Stars and Stripes”. In the newspaper office, she met Tech Sgt. Roger Brown, whom happened to be the circulation manager for the “Stars and Stripes” in southern Germany. As love would have it, their mutual interest in each grew, and, would lead to their marriage on August 30, 1947.

In 1948, the newly weds traveled back to Dayton, Texas. Upon arriving in Dayton, she sought to go to work. Mother met W.T. Jamison, Sr. and earned the opportunity to work at Dayton State Bank.
Mother’s life-long dream was to be a mother and have children. Her dream was realized in October of 1951, when Roger and Margie welcomed a baby boy, Herbie, whom they adopted from the Methodist Mission Home in San Antonio, Texas. Three years and four months later, they welcomed their daughter, Sonja, whom they adopted from Germany. Coupled with her desire to have children, was her desire to be the best Mommy in the world. Her children can confirm she far exceeded her goal of being “World’s best Mommy”. Her love and devotion were unconditional. We turned out pretty doggone good!

For almost 70 years, Margie was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Dayton. She was also an active member of the Lakata Club. Later in life, she was elected to the Board of Directors for First National Bank of Dayton. Health was very important to Mother. She enjoyed walking, swimming, weights, bicycling, mornings with tv exercise guru, Jack LaLane accompanied by the ever-popular Glamor Stretcher, and even yoga in her late 70’s! She would also put all of us to shame when it came to her nutrition and diet, not to mention eating healthy followed by any new vitamin that came on the market.

Great appreciation is extended to Dan and Nimfa Delacruz for their compassion and care of our Mother during the last eight years. Also, a special thank you to Mother’s caregiver, Mario, for his 24/7 care of Mom.

Our Mother lived a wonderful life. We should all be so blessed to experience life as she has.

Visitation for Waltraut is scheduled from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, April 30th at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Mother’s celebration of life is scheduled Tuesday, May 1st at 10:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church of Dayton, Texas, followed by interment at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace Stancil Funeral Home.

Those wishing to honor our Mother, may memorialize her life with contributions to First United Methodist Church of Dayton (936.258.8021 firstumcdayton.org)

Williams

Rose Ara McGee Williams, 84, of Saratoga, died April 23, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her family.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Chapel with Reverend Randall McCoy officiating. Interment will follow at Oilfield Cemetery in Saratoga. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, April 27, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Chinquapin, TX she had lived in Saratoga, most of her life and was a faithful member of First United Pentecostal Church of Saratoga. She had also sold insurance for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband Dewey Rudolph Williams. Sons, Anthony Williams, and Kenny Williams. Brothers, John L. McGee and Henry McGee. She is survived by her son, Burnice Williams and wife Billie of Liberty, and daughter Claudia Williams Grant and husband Michael of Saratoga. Daughter in law, Celia Calloway of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Grandchildren are Brad Williams of Liberty, Blake Williams and wife Cyndee of Liberty, Heather Williams and fiance' Colt Beaty of Saratoga, Cayli and Chantri Grant of Saratoga. Great-grandchildren, Trista, and Darci Beaty, Brandon and Annette Williams.
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Nugent

Darvin Leon "Buddy" Nugent, 68, of Hardin, died Thursday, April 19, 2018, at his residence.

Buddy was born November 6, 1949, to Dennison and Lizzie Smith Nugent in Liberty, TX. On April 23, 1970, Buddy entered the United States Army and became part of the 101st Airborne Division during Vietnam. Buddy earned the Bronze Star Medal for his actions and was honorably discharged on November 14, 1971, receiving the Purple Heart Medal.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years Shirley Warren Nugent. Father, Dennison Nugent daughter, Shauna Nugent, brother, Dennis Nugent, and granddaughter, Ashley Nugent.

Those left to cherish his memory are, mother, Lizzie Joy LeBlanc and husband Eugene of Hardin, daughters, Dorothy King and husband Terry of Hull, Theresa Smith and husband Ron of Hardin, Chenelle Warren and husband Donnie of Shirley, AR, Sherry Jannise and husband Julian of Liberty, and Christan Bauld and husband Benjamin of Dayton, foster daughter, Denise McWilliams of Siloam Springs, AR, brothers, Jack Nugent and wife Carol of Liberty, and Howard Nugent and wife Ruth of Ohio, sister, Helen Roach and husband Robert of Liberty, grandaughter who was more like a daughter, Kala Hendricks and husband Justin of Hardin, grandchildren, Raymond, Amber, Kala, Houston, Tori, and Mikey, and great-grandchildren, Harmony, Paisley, Jase, Haegyn, Kimberlyn, Brooklyn, Jason, Cason, Owen, and Lucas.

A celebration of Buddy's life will be on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at The Pentecostal Tabernacle in Liberty at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Sue Hendricks and Reverend Olyn Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery. A gathering of Buddy's family and friends will be Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. also at The Pentecostal Tabernacle in Liberty.

Honoring Buddy as pallbearers will be Donnie Warren, Raymond King, Stephen Speers, Justin Hendricks, Benjamin Bauld, and Houston Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Terry King, Jack Nugent, Howard Nugent, Ron Smith, and Julian Jannise.
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Chessher

Lee Olyeon "Snookie" Roth Chessher of Honey Island, Texas gained her wings on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Harbor Hospice with her loving family and friends by her side. She was 90.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Gary Post and J.W. Watters officiating. Interment will follow at William-Hart Cemetery in Kountze. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

Serving as pallbearers are Timothy Hutson, Charles Jordan, Larry McCollough, Glenn Chessher, Rusty Gore, Ed Gilbert, Ernest Cherry, and Leslie McNeely. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Hutson, Robert Wiggins, Clayton Hutson, Evan Jordan, Kaygen Palmer, Tony Gallardoabreux, and Jacob Joyce.

Snookie has lived in Honey Island her entire life. She loved her family, friends, gardening, flowers, and her Christmas Lights. She was preceded in death by her late husbands, David H. Chessher and the father of her children, Pete Jordan, parents, Robert and Avis Roth, sister, Judy Smart, brothers, Alvin, Robert, R.L., W.J., and Jack Roth, and a son-in-law, Alfred Hutson.

Survivors are daughters, Nora Hutson of Honey Island and Donna Cassidy and husband Daren of Beaumont, son, Lee Jordan of Honey Island, stepsons, David Chessher Jr. and wife Susie of Hardin, Glenn Chessher and wife Crystal of Saratoga, and Granderson Chessher and wife Ginger of Hardin. Snookie had 19 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

The family would love to thank Charlena McNeely for staying days and long sleepless nights by her side and a special thanks to Harbor Hospice for taking care of Snookie in her last days.
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Hendrix

Quint Weldon " Lil Buck " Hendrix, 53, of Saratoga, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at his residence.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Roadside Memorial Baptist Church in Saratoga with Reverend Nathan Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. Serving as pallbearers are Ollie Hendrix III, Robert Hendrix Jr. Clint Hendrix Jr. David Chase Hendrix, Ricky Martel, and Duce Tousha. Honorary pallbearers, William Deets Jr. Brian Taylor, and Charles Siggers. A native of Kountze, he had lived in Saratoga and had worked in the Oilfield before becoming disabled. He was preceded in death by his parents Ollie Ray Hendrix and Gwyn Huladean, and brother, Robert D. Hendrix Sr. Survivors are his wife Miranda Hendrix of Saratoga. Brothers, Ollie Ray Hendrix Jr. and wife Rhonda of Saratoga, Clint Hendrix Sr. and wife Debra of Saratoga, and David Lee Hendrix of Silsbee, sister, Margie Belair of Lumberton, mother in law, Kimberly Hatcher of Sour Lake, and father in law, Ricky Martel of Winnie, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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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Alston

James Elmo Alston, 98, of Dayton passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018. He was born November 16, 1919 in Houston, Texas to parents, Willis and Mary Alston. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. After the war Mr. Alston worked for Sheffield Steel where he was an electrician in Pasadena, Houston and Dayton before his retirement. He was a rancher and was called "The Lone Ranger".

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.
Services for Mr. Alston will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Day officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Mr. Alston is survived by his wife of 68 years, Doris Damek Alston of Dayton; also many other family members and friends.

Beasley

Liberty - John H. Beasley age 67 passed away unexpectedly Friday April 20, 2018.

John was born September 20, 1950 in Liberty, Texas the son of the late Wm. Kermit Beasley and Lois Tanner Beasley. John worked for over thirty years at Diamond Shamrock which later became Oxy Chem. He was a graduate of Hardin High School and went on to attend Lee College. John served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era and has been an active member of the Honor Guard of the Nolan D. Pickett VFW Post 5621 and the Liberty Elks Lodge #2019. John was an honest man who never met a stranger. He was an avid reader and a talented musician. He was well known for his ability to play both the guitar and fiddle. He once represented Liberty County at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo fiddle contest. Being a friend to John meant that no matter the need, or the time, John would always be there. He will be remembered for his quick wit, warm smile, and an infectious laugh.

John was preceded in death by his parents as well as his daughter Karen Beasley and a brother Edwin Beasley. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Sandy Kapalski Beasley of Liberty, son Stewart Beasley and wife Donna of Baytown, step-daughter Kerry Overton and husband Scott of Winnie, step-daughter Kelsey Kapalski of Magnolia, Sister Zonna Craig of Livingston, grandson Tyler Beasley, step-grandchildren: Hunter Overton, Alexis Overton, Marvel Villyard, and Amara Montalvo. In addition he leaves his nephew Lance Craig and wife Karen of Livingston, niece Tara Craig Owens and husband Charlie of Woodlands, and his great nieces Gracen and Hope Owens. John will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be held 2PM Thursday April 26, 2018 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Burial to immediately follow in Moss Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in John’s memory to the Nolan D. Pickett Post #5621 Honor Guard or to a charity of one’s choosing. To share condolences or memories visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.   

Gilliland

Roy Marvin Gilliland, age 65 of Liberty, passed away peacefully at his residence with his loving family by his side.

Roy was born February 21, 1953 in Liberty, TX, son of the late Hilton Gilliland and Helen Payne Gilliland.  He graduated from Liberty High School in 1972.  Roy started working with the City of Liberty as a lineman and then finished his career as the City Building Official where he served the City for forty-two years before retiring.  Roy loved watching his Dallas Cowboys where he was an avid fan.  He loved going to Lake Charles as well as traveling to many places.  In his spare time, Roy enjoyed spending time on his CB Radio and especially loved his time with his grandchildren.  The community has lost a dear love one and he will be missed.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife; Brenda Gilliland, sisters; Sandra Rich, Donna Morris and Sheryl Maxwell.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of four wonderful years; April Gilliland of Liberty, daughter; Erica Gilliland Erskins and husband Jay of Liberty, son; Eric Gilliland and wife Crystal of Moddy, AL, brothers; Bill Gilliland and wife Joann of Temple, TX, Mike Gilliland and wife Jo Ann of Liberty, sister; Diane Jones and husband Gordon of Tarkington, step-daughters; Sara Reiss, Shae Reiss, grandchildren; Kaylyn, Josh, Landon, Kirsten, Mason, Kinley, Karleigh and Khelen and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Roy Marvin Gilliland will be Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10am at Cooke Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Wenzel

Glenn Allen Wenzel, Jr., loving husband, son, brother, father, & grandfather age 46 of Houston, TX, formerly of Dayton, TX was taken tragically on April 11, 2018.

Glenn’s life exemplified kindness and the love of Christ in all his endeavors, as he lived by example.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Ray Wilson Wenzel. Survived by his wife, Carol and sons Daniel & Caleb Preston, and granddaughters Layla, Kyra, Serenity and Madison; father, Glenn Wenzel, Sr. and wife Betty; sister, Benita Wurz and husband Robert; nephews, Robert Glenn Wurz & finance Casey Strickland & Rodney Wurz; nieces, Katie Wurz & finance Gregg Jeffcoat, Nicki Rich & husband Keith, Kristie Darzins and husband Christopher; niece (God-daughter), Jamie Sornig and husband Matthew and great niece, Tenleigh Jeffcoat; brothers, Steve Siebeneicher and wife JoAnn & Kevin Siebeneicher and wife Judy. Glenn will be deeply missed by these and numerous other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and loved ones.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Klein Funeral Home, 1400 W Main, Tomball, TX 77375. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00 am at Ashelynn Manor, 25276 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia, TX 77355, with Pastor Tom Wymore officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe account has been established on behalf of the Glenn Wenzel, Jr. Family.

Guy

William " Bo" Radford Guy Sr. of Snake River died Sunday, April 8, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was 76.

A native of Mobile, Alabama he had lived in Snake River and was a security guard for Union Tank Car of Cleveland, and was also a U.S. Army veteran who served 2 tours in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Radford Guy and Edwina Havens. Brothers, Gerald Guy, Mike Guy, Larry Guy, and sister Sherry Guy.

Survivors are his wife of 34 years Willie Marie Guy of Snake River, son, BO Guy Jr. of Moss Hill, daughter, Melinda Guy of Tennessee, sister, Melinda Guy. Special niece, Chauna Hebert and husband Carlton of Saratoga, and 5 grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephew and a host of loving and caring friends.

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

Reverend Eugene Carl "Gene" Denham, 75, of Saratoga died on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

He was born February 8, 1943, to Margaret L. Galloway Denham in Meadville, PA.

On February 26, 1960, Gene joined the United States Marine Corp where he served his country during the Vietnam War until he was honorably discharged on March 10, 1964, as a PFC. In July of 1980, Gene moved to Saratoga and became active in the community. It was then that he met the love of his life and on October 29, 1982, Doris became his bride. He pastored Roadside Memorial Baptist Church for over 30 years where he lead many people to the Lord. After the Lord took his loving wife home in February 2016, Gene continued to help others by volunteering at ICO in Saratoga.

Gene is preceded in death by his mother, loving wife, Doris M. Denham, and brother, David Roy Rice.

Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Evert Doucette and wife Patti of Tarkington, Eugene Denham Jr and wife Corliss of Houston, Ricky Doucette of Saratoga, Jesse Doucette and wife Theresa of Saratoga, and Frank Doucette and wife Jessie of Wells, daughter, Melba Cochrell and husband Reece of Nacogdoches, 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

A celebration of Gene's life will be Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Roadside Memorial Baptist Church with Reverend Frank Aragon and Reverend Nathan Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow at Roadside Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors. A gathering of Gene's family and friends will also be on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the church from 8:00 a.m. until time of service.

Honoring Gene as pallbearers are Evert Doucette, Eugene Denham Jr, Benjamin Cochrell, James Denham, Jesse Doucette Jr, and Bill Doucette Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Frank Doucette Sr and Jesse Doucette Sr.
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Nail

Tommy Ray Nail, 60, of Mont Belvieu, Texas, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 15, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his beloved wife and children.

He was born July 25, 1957 in Henderson, Texas to parents Joe and Martha Sears Nail.

Tommy had been a 27 year resident of Dayton, Texas and was previously of Mt. Enterprise. He worked diligently as a truck driver and attended North Harris Montgomery Community College where he obtained his law enforcement license. He was a reserve for the Westlake Louisiana Drug Task Force before later working full-time as a Police Officer for the Dayton Police Department and was a Deputy for Liberty Country Sherriff’s Department as well. These 10 years of law enforcement was so special for him. Tommy was a Safety Supervisor in the pipelines and even chemical plants before his massive stroke in June 2013.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved Bass fishing, hunting, and shining up his bass boat and truck before his illness. He competed in numerous tournaments and even on the amateur side of the B.A.S.S. professional circuit. He also loved his family and especially enjoyed being with his grandchildren. They truly brightened his days and could bring a smile to him on some of the toughest. He will forever be missed.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 42 years, Gayla Dixon Nail of Mont Belvieu who has been a phenomenal caretaker over this journey; son, Tommy Joe Nail and wife Patricia of Dayton; daughter, Shannon Trevino and husband Jesse of Mont Belvieu; sisters, Daphne Dolese of Garrison, Linda Cain and husband Rayford of Rusk, and Donna Matlock and husband Ray of Rusk; grandchildren, Austin, A.J., Martha and Brady Nail, and Jaci and Jacob Trevino; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. A celebration of life for Tommy will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton. Serving as pallbearers will be Austin Nail, A.J. Nail, Mica Little, Colby Pratz, Jeremy Skelton, and Terry Lee Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Martha and Brady Nail, and Jaci and Jacob Trevino.

Erskins

Gladys Ellen Erskins, 94, of Liberty, Texas passed away, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Magnolia Place Healthcare surrounded by her loving family.

Gladys was born to the late Bruce Tanner and Verna Ratcliff Tanner on May 28, 1923 in Orange, Texas.

Gladys was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  She was a strong and independent woman who worked in a defense plant during World War II.  Gladys enjoyed sewing, gardening, and caring for her home. She also delighted in her many arts and crafts such as making clocks, furniture, porcelain dolls and Holiday decorations.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her loving husband of 46 years, Ben Erskins, a son Gary Erskins, and her two sisters Ruth Wafer and Maurine Hale.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons Ray Erskins, Rodney Erskins and wife Kathy, and Gary’s wife, Judy Erskins.  Her grandchildren Kristina Fisher and husband Gary, Ryan Erskins and wife Aimee, Holly Erskins and partner Steve Clark, Angie Erskins, Jay Erskins and wife Erica.  In addition she leaves her seven great grandchildren Gillian Fisher, Blake Fisher,  Drew Erskins, Benjamin Erskins, Kaylyn Erskins, Kirsten Erskins, and Kinley Erskins.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Gladys will be held Wednesday April 18, 2018 from 10AM-12PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A graveside service will be held 2PM Wednesday in Moss Hill Cemetery, Moss Hill, Texas. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Magnolia Place Health Care for their compassion and support over the past eleven years.

Condolences and memories can be shared online by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com
 

Watson

Our little angel Tobie Renee Watson, left us for heaven peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at her residence in Hull, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 14.

A home going service will be held on Sunday April 22, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Moss Hill, with Reverend Carlton Bailey officiating.

Tobie was preceded in death by her brothers, Todd Watson and Taylor Watson, and sister, Tianna Watson. She is survived by her parents, Thomas Ray Watson Jr. and Tammy Renee England Watson of Hull.

Grandparents, Tom Watson and Ruth Lewis of Hull, and Emma England of Hull. Brother, Trent Watson of Hull, sisters, Theresa Miller and husband Joe of Hull, and Takayla Watson of Hull, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

The family would like to express a special thanks to her nurses who loved and cared for her very much Roni Bellard and Shirley Case. Cremation handled by Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc.

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Sandefer

Joe Dan Sandefer, 71, of Cleveland, formerly of Jasper died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday April 19, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Jasper, with Reverend Noble Enloe and Jacob Clay officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at the church. Interment will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery in Jasper.

Serving as pallbearers are Austin Sandefer, Cody Price, Grant Price, Cole Stetson, Jacob Clay and Reverend Noble Enloe. Honorary pallbearer, Johnny Colburn.

A native of Jasper, he was a retired Supervisor and had lived in Jasper many years before moving to Cleveland.

He is survived by his wife, Nora Sandefer of Cleveland, sons, Austin Sandefer of Liberty, Joseph Sandefer of Liberty. Stepsons, Jacob Clay and wife Mickie of Cleveland, Grant Price and wife Savanah of Tarkington, and Cody Price of Cleveland. Daughters, Desiree Price of Cleveland, Paula Whitton of Jasper. Brothers, Wilburn Ward of Lufkin, Vernon Ray Ward of Sam Rayburn. Sisters, Debbie Sims of Jasper, Patricia Brush of Sam Rayburn and numerous nieces, nephews aunts and uncles, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Shaw

Carol Elizabeth Steele Shaw, 70, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Kingwood, Texas. Carol was born July 25, 1947 in Port Arthur, Texas to parents Rodrick Steele and Iris McGill Steele.

Services for Mrs. Shaw will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas. The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. before the service on Saturday morning. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Carol had been a 20 year resident of Vidor and was previously of Nederland. She was a member of the Shilo Missionary Baptist Church in Vidor. She loved her family and enjoyed sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Walter Shaw, Sr. of Vidor; sons, Wally Shaw and wife Stephanie of Kenefick and Alfred Shaw and wife Arlene of Louisiana; brothers, Roddy Steele of Oklahoma, Neal Steele of Sam Rayburn and Ed Steele of Nederland; mother-in-law, Geneva Shaw of Port Arthur; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Fregia

Debbie Ann Fregia, 63, of Liberty died on Friday, April 6, 2018, in Batson.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Liberty and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents Jay Fregia and Amber Lue Fregia, and brother Gary Fregia. Survivors are her daughter, Lueann Lee of Liberty, brother, Joe Fregia of Liberty. Sisters, Elaine Jackson and husband Robert of Votaw, Marilyn Beltram and husband Danny of Liberty, and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host other family members. Grandchildren, Alex Vail of Liberty, and Seth Vail and fiance' Catherine also of Liberty.

"Mom's never die, They simply go before us to prepare heaven and make it our home for us. So when we die it will feel like we are just coming home." We love you and will miss you...

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Russell

Kimberly Jo Mangham Russell, 50, of Beaumont formerly of Liberty, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, April 11. 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Wednesday starting at 1:00 P.M. until time of service. Cremation to follow.

A native of Harrisonburg VA, she had lived in Beaumont, since 2003 and was an Accountant and also a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors are her mother, Janet Elaine Mangham of Sour Lake, sons, Korry Linden of LaPorte, and T.J. Linden and wife Kayla of LaPorte, daughter, Brittany Russell of Beaumont, brothers, Timothy Mangham of Liberty, and James Mangham of Bastrop, and sister, Terry Mangham Bell and husband Harold of Batson.

Grandchildren are Madison Linden, Messiciah Linden, Ryatt Linden, Maddox Linden and Sara Linden.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kimberly Jo Mangham Russell please visit our Sympathy at Faith & Family Funeral Services

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Berry

Justin Edward Berry, 46, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

He was born on February 12, 1972 in Houston to Jimmy and Kathy Lynn Carter Berry. Justin graduated in 1990 from Anahuac High School before joining the military. He proudly served his country as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp and received numerous medals and recognition for his service. Justin was proud to be a marine and loved to use the phrase “Semper Fi”.  For the past 15 years, he worked as a process operator for Lanxess Corporation in Baytown, Texas.

Justin was a former member of the North Main Baptist Church in Baytown, a member of the American Legion and the Fire Brigade.

Justin was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle Pop and friend to many. He was a jokester and the life of the party; he was a free spirit with no cares and was always up to doing anything. Justin was dependable and the person to call on for help for any circumstance including capturing a bat in the house. He enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting and fishing with his best bud Ben McClain. But most of all, he loved nothing more than spending time with his family and was most proud of being a grandfather. Justin liked to read and was the fun fact professional of the family. He knew everything and anything that anyone needed to know, just from reading the Bible, the dictionary and encyclopedias, a trivia master of sorts. Justin loved and knew music and was eclectic in his taste. He desired to travel with his family to Costa Rica and snow skiing in the mountains.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Mason Willis, Hunter Brown, Corby Storey, Brian Fields, Jay Oblewski, Peter Fesler, Robby Harper, Marco Davila and Ben McClain. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Joe Brown, Scott Racca, Jakub Lucas, Chance Berry, Cahl McCullough, Parker May, Charlie Henry, Cecil Riggins, Charlie Copeland and Luke Johnson.

Justin was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; his father; his daughter Carlie Berry; his uncle Howard Carter; and his aunt Jewel Carter. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children Cassidy Berry, Graci Berry and Chance Berry; his granddaughters Hadlea and Natalie Davila; his mother Kathy Carter; his sisters Penny Brown and husband Ronnie and Ronda Racca and husband Scott; his former wife Candy Berry; numerous nieces and nephews; a great-niece and great-nephew; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Avenue South in Anahuac, with Tom Rose officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Fisher

Kenneth Martin Fisher, 74 of Dayton, TX, died April 4, 2018 at his residence. 

Kenneth was born March 26, 1944 in Sugarland, Texas to Edwin Martin Fisher and Velma Irene (Buchanan) Fisher.  He attended Liberty High School in Liberty, TX and continued his education at the University of Houston in Clear Lake City, TX graduating in 1982 with a degree in Industrial Management.  Kenneth served in the United States Air Force from 1964 – 1968.  He worked as a Purchasing Manager for KDR Supply in Liberty.  Kenneth enjoyed traveling and listening to music.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father; Edwin Fisher and brother; Dana Fisher.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife; Ann Fisher of Dayton, TX, mother; Velma Fisher of Baytown and brother; Rocky Fisher of Beach City, TX.

Services for Kenneth Martin Fisher will be Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10am at Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery in Liberty, TX.  Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Sims

Freddie Wallace Sims, 78, of Hardin, passed into our Savior's hands Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his home in Hardin.

He was born February 1, 1940, in Huntsville, TX to Precly and Mary McMillan Sims and lived in Hardin the last 36 years were he worked as a Carpenter and was married to Della Jamison Sims for more than 60 years.

Fred Sims was a man who loved his Lord and Savior and was called to preach at an early age where he remained faithful in his service to God. Fred was a carpenter by trade and made beautiful furniture and cabinets. He went on numerous mission trips and was honored to build many churches around the U.S. He was a deputy sheriff while living in Lajitas, TX but most of all he was loved by his wife, his children, and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all. Fred was happiest when surrounded by family.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Della M. Sims, brothers, George Odis Sims and Rubin M. Sims, sisters, Mary Irene Luker, Ruth Pearl Meek, and Doris Laverne Smith.

Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Fred W. Sims Jr of Hardin, Chad J. Sims and wife Stacy of Seabrook, daughter, Pam Presley and husband Raymond of Abilene, brother, David L. Sims of Huntsville, sister, Wanda Sims Primrose of Hardin, grandchildren, Gabrielle Hardegree and wife Mary of Abilene, Danielle Presley of Abilene, Ryan Presley of Abilene, Addy Sims, of Seabrook, Jake Sims of Seabrook, great-granddaughter, Adabelle Presley of Abilene.

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Unity Church in Huntsville with Reverend Allen Owens officiating. A gathering of Mr. Sims' family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018, at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

Honoring Mr. Sims as pallbearers will be Levi Sims, Destin Sims, Ian Smith, Caleb Sims, Sherad Sims, and Kenny Primrose.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Freddie Wallace Sims please visit our Sympathy Store at Faith & Family Funeral Services

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

Ouida LaVonne Cauthorn, age 90 of Liberty, passed away April 4, 2018 at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty. 

Ouida was born October 19, 1927 in Romayor, TX daughter of the late William Douglas Emaunel and Ebbie Sophire Collins Emanuel.  Ouida was a beautician for several years and married the late Bill Cauthorn on January 8, 1950 and was married for sixty-one years before Bill’s passing in 2011.  Ouida loved to cook and was very active in the food pantry in Liberty.  She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Liberty where she ministered for a variety of services.  She served as a church member for fifty plus years.

Ouida was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister; Myrhl Turner, and niece; Jade Morris.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; Kent Cauthorn and wife Carolyn of Garland, TX, Deen Cauthorn of Dallas, TX, sister; Pat Henley of Liberty, grandson; Kyle Cauthorn and wife Miranda and great-granddaughter; Jayden Cauthorn.

Services for Ouida LaVonne Cauthorn will be Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1;30pm at the Church of Christ in Liberty with burial to follow at Concord Cemetery in Rye.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Lowe

Roseen “Rosie” Lowe, age 87, of Liberty, passed away April 3, 2018 at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty. 

Rosie was born May 9, 1930 in Easton, Kansas, daughter of the late Earl and Agnes Andermatt Freer.  Rosie married Ralph L. Lowe in 1951 and was married for thirty-three until the passing of Ralph.  During that marriage, Ralph and Rosie owned several park theaters before moving to Liberty in 1965.  Once in Liberty, Rosie was offered a manager’s position with Milentz Theater and worked in that position until the mid-1980’s.  She then moved to Kansas where she worked for the VA Hospital in Leavenworth, KS and retired from the hospital.  In 2014, Rosie moved back to Liberty.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother; Albert M. Greer and sister; Earleen Sue Helmes.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Ralph “Sonny” Lowe, grandchildren; Pennie Richardson, Kevin Lowe, Tylene Decuire, six great-grandchildren, and sister; Josephine Finley.

Services for Roseen “Rosie” Lowe will be Friday, April 6, 2018 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service from 1pm to 2pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Pennington

Daniel “Butch” Lee Pennington, 78, of Goodrich, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 in Lufkin, Texas.

He was born on July 30, 1939 in Baytown, Texas to Curtis and Margaret Oates Pennington. Butch graduated in 1957 from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown. For many years he was self-employed and worked as a road boring contractor. For the past 21 years, he has enjoyed working his high school concession stands for Pasadena, Montgomery and Conroe ISD.

In 1996, Butch and his wife Maxine moved to Goodrich from Beach City. He enjoyed nothing more than garage sales and working his concessions. Butch was a jack of all trades who had worked in various capacities throughout his life. He was very outgoing, friendly and enjoyed socializing. Butch loved people, never met a stranger and people were always drawn to him.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 45 years Maxine Mills Pennington of Goodrich; his children Penny Pennington of Sugar Land, Charles Robert Pennington of Highlands, Pam Dunn of Crosby, Paula Pennington of Crosby, Patty Barfield and husband Jason of Montgomery; his grandchildren Brandon Ashwood, Zaerik Dunn, Doran Pennington, Devin Pennington, Kenna Barfield and Ryan Barfield; his great-grandchildren Ellis Ann Ashwood, Betsy Ashwood and Mimi Ashwood; his siblings Gene Pennington and wife Mary, Robert Pennington and wife Sandy, Betty Coker, Peggy Foster and husband Joel; his numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Jake Porter officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Page

Billy Glen Page, 83, of Liberty, Texas passed away on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Houston, Texas surrounded by his loving family. He was born at home on May 23, 1934 near Nacogdoches, Texas.

Billy was a kind and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He graduated from Baytown Robert E. Lee High School and Lee College.  Billy then served in the Army, returned home, married Barbara, and worked.  He first worked in his own small gas company and then for Celanese, Big Three, and he ultimately retired from Air Liquide as a Corrosion Engineer. Billy enjoyed being outdoors, raising cows and miniature horses. He was a quiet man who loved his family, church and community. He was happiest in the presence of his grandchildren and when he was serving in children’s ministry programs at Uvalde Baptist Church in Houston and then at Liberty’s First Baptist Church.  Billy’s spiritual gift was serving.  When Billy was a child, he professed and placed his faith in Christ.  His life was a perfect testimony to the grace, mercy and provision that come to those who seek to live out the Lord’s will in their lives.  Billy Glen Page will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him and he will be remembered as a good and faithful servant of Christ.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents Silas Page and Opal Black Page, a brother Robert Lee Page, and a sister Hazel Page Goodnight. Billy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 58 years Barbara K. (Tanner) Page of Liberty, daughters Marcia Page Brady (and husband Richard) and Andrea Page Shivers (and husband Blake), grandchildren Rachel Brady Hochevar (and husband Michael), Laura Brady Moore (and husband Will), Matthew Brady (and wife Emily), Evelyn Brady, Camilla Brady, Grant Brady, Julianne Shivers, Olivia Brady, sister Martha Jane Page Watson (and husband Don), brother Donny Page, and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Blake Shivers, Matthew Brady, Grant Brady, Michael Hochevar, Will Moore, and Jay Shivers.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Liberty, Texas.  Friends are invited for a last viewing and time of visitation with the family in the church sanctuary beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Following the service, there will be a graveside service at the Cleveland, Texas Municipal Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.allisonfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Billy’s memory to Shiloh Ministries PO Box 10226 Liberty, Texas 77575.

Beasley

James David Beasley, 50, of Anahuac, Texas was born in Tyler, Texas on July 18, 1967 and died on Sunday, April 1, 2018, after a lengthy illness.

James was the son of James W. Beasley and Jan Beasley of Anahuac.

James was employed by the Harris County Toll Road Authority for 20 years until his health began to fail causing his early retirement.

James was preceded in death by his father; and his grandparents. He is survived by his mother, Jan Beasley; aunts and uncles; numerous cousins and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 8:30am on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow at 10am in Anahuac Cemetery.

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Shannon

Dean Shannon, 82, of Hardin, died Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center.

He was born August 6, 1935, in Austin, TX to James Arthur and Sadie Wallace Shannon. Mr. Shannon had lived in Hardin the last 20 years and retired from Pro-Quip where he did construction.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Michael Dennis Shannon, daughter, Carol Sue Kirby Buchanan, brothers, Glen Engelke, Gene Shannon, and Jerry Shannon, sisters, Sherry McKamie, Loma Woodworth, and Winnie Turner.

Those left to cherish his memory are; wife of 64 years, JoAnn Shannon, sons, Douglas Kirby Jr. and wife Debbie of Kerrville, TX, and Sam Dean Shannon and wife Lynda of Hardin, daughters, Janice Elaine Kirby Kupec and husband Walter of Round Rock, TX, and Debra Ann Shannon Manchaca and husband John of Hardin, brothers, James "Sparky" Engelke of Sweeny, TX, Leon Simpson and wife Lynda of Dumas, TX, and Steve Shannon of Virginia, sister, Linda Hagstrom and husband Carl of Round Rock, TX, 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, a close family friend, Jane Kirby, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Friday, April 6, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Kari Perkins officiating, with cremation to follow. A gathering of Mr. Shannon's family and friends will also be held on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dean Shannon please visit our Sympathy Store www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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.

Mainor

David Joseph Mainor, 37, of Liberty, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

He was born on February 26, 1981 in Baytown, Texas to Edward and Rhonda Johnson Mainor.

David had been working in his family’s business, Johnson’s Trucking. He was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. David could always be found sporting his mirrored sunshades and cowboy hat. He also enjoyed cutting hair and spending quality time with his son Drayden whom he adored greatly. David was outgoing, a people person and a someone who never met a stranger. He was the center of his grandpa’s world and his grandpa was David’s world. They had an exclusive love and fellowship for one another.

David leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents Eddie and Rhonda; his son Drayden Peeler; his sister Tiffany Mainor; his grandfather Johnny Johnson; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. David will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Monday, April 2, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Bro Phil Baragas officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in the Johnson Family Cemetery located in Liberty, Texas.

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Tanner

McKaiden Randall" KK" Tanner of Daisetta died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at his residence. He was 4.

McKaiden was born February 6, 2014, in Livingston Texas. He is survived by his parents Randy and Mandi Hart Tanner of Daisetta.

Grandparents, Gregory and Vicki Hart of Hull, Kim " Me Me" Tanner of Daisetta, Robert Moore of Daisetta, and "Paw Paw " Ricky" Moore of Daisetta.

Brothers, McKall Tanner and Austyn Blanchard of Daisetta, and numerous aunts, uncles, and a host of loving friends and family members.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Lonnie Jordan officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, March 29, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. Until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of McKaiden Randall "KK" Tanner please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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.

Hileman

Tatonya Denise Hileman of Sour Lake died Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was 45.

A native of Dayton, she had lived in Sour Lake most of her life. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Billie and Gertie Hundley, and sister Otis Hearn.

She is survived by her mother and step-father, Alura and Jim Kelley of Sour Lake, father, Odes Hearn of Fannett, daughters, Hunter Comeaux of Sour Lake, and Haily Trest of China, TX, brothers, Skylar Hearn of Austin, and John Taylor of Fannett, sister, Kellie Hundley of China, TX, niece and nephew, Megan and Chance Tubbs, and great-niece, Dorby Parker.

A graveside service will be held Friday, March 30, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Kountze with Reverend Clarence Russell officiating.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Tatonya Denise Hileman please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Anderson

Berna Deane Anderson, age 96 of Nacogdoches, formerly of Liberty passed away March 25, 2018 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. 

Berna was born November 12, 1921 in Shawnee, OK, daughter of the late George Ernest Rapp and Ida Elizabeth Winston Rapp.  She was a painter in the shipyard during WWII and enjoyed sewing, quilting, and crocheting.  In her spare time, she loved fishing and going to the deer lease.  Berna was also a member of a quilting club in Pasadena.  Berna and her family moved to Hankamer, TX in 1945 and then moved to Dayton in 1950 before coming to Liberty in 1961 where she raised her family.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Berna was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Howard Anderson Jr and daughter; Peggy Richardson and husband Billy.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons; Kennie Passmore and wife Sue of Broaddus, TX, Jimmie Passmore and wife Connie of Lufkin, TX, seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services for Berna Deane Anderson will be Friday, March 30, 2018 at 2pm at City Cemetery in Liberty, TX.  Visitation will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, Tx.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Nelson

Grandma Lee Nelson, 98, lifelong resident of Smith Point, Texas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Liberty, Texas, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on September 24, 1919 in a houseboat on the Neches River in Beaumont, Texas to Joe and Josephine Payton Revia. The family moved to High Island when Grandma was just 3 years old.

At the age of 16, Grandma married Cornelius “Neal” Nelson together relocated from High Island to Smith Point. She would travel back and forth to High Island from Smith Point by horseback to see family and friends.

Grandma was the life of the party, someone everyone enjoyed talking to, always wanted advice from and was the best person to tell your secrets to. She always greeted everyone with a smile, an affectionate hug and a sweet kiss. Grandma never met a stranger, everyone knew who she was, and everyone always knew they could rely on her for any reason. She loved life and lived every minute of it to the fullest. Grandma may have gotten weak near her end, but she never lost the quiet strength she always had. Hers was the voice that never failed to give the comfort that was needed as well as the best advice.

The matriarch of her family, a pillar of her community, a woman of strength, principle and courage, who helped establish Nelson’s Oysters of Smith Point in the 60’s, was a founder of the Smith Point Fire Department and EMS, an honorary member of the Daughter’s Confederacy, was awarded Citizen of the Year, a founder and lifelong member of the Smith Point Baptist Church, song leader and Sunday school teacher among other duties and responsibilities within Chambers County. Grandma would always tell people that she worked as a truck driver and was responsible for hauling seafood wherever it needed to go. She also worked for many years as a funeral ambassador for Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, where she would stay overnight to keep watch over a family’s loved ones. She also made sure to attend every funeral she could and if there were more than one funeral in a day, she made sure to change clothes in between being careful not to be seen in the same outfit.

Grandma was a woman of gentle smiles, who was outgoing and fun-loving and always welcomed the company of family and friends. She was loving, giving and caring and what she loved and enjoyed most was spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. She was affectionately called “Antique” by her great-grandson. Grandma loved to travel with her family and enjoyed going on cruises. She’s had her feet in both oceans and loved the mountains. Grandma also loved the sweet words and melody of Amazing Grace, would sing it whenever she could.

Grandma was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 45 years, Neal Nelson; her sons Ben Nelson and Joe Nelson; her grandchildren Ben H. Nelson, Bo Nelson and Runt “Uncle Crab” Nelson; her great-grandchildren Cody Nelson and Jessica Hellyer; her siblings Bill, Edgar, George, Charlie, Claude, Mary, Edna and  Addie; her daughter-in-law Emily Nelson; and her beloved fur-baby Snooks who died 2 days later. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children Necil Kelley and husband Alton and Eddie Nelson; her daughters-in-law Jeri Nelson and Doris Nelson; her grandchildren Vicki Jo and Vanessa Nelson, Terri Woody and husband Woody, Rhonda Kelley, Glenda “Boo” Hellyer and husband Rod, Aaron Kelley and wife Mei, Candy, Jim and Eddie Lotz; her 28 great-grandchildren and 34 great great-grandchildren; her lifelong companion and dear friend Evelyn Standley; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Nic Nelson, Jeff Hellyer, Terry Champeaux, Eddie Lotz, David Hatfield and Skylar Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Rhonda Kelley and Chuck Gau.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Avenue South in Anahuac. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Jackson Cemetery in Double Bayou. The family will receive friends for a reception following the graveside service at White’s Park in Anahuac, TX.

Grandma’s favorite color was red. In her honor, please wear something red and bring one rose.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Grandma’s honor to the Smith Point Baptist Church or to the "Ben Nelson Memorial Scholarship” at Anahuac ISD. Please mail donations to: Anahuac ISD P.O. Box 638 Anahuac, TX 77514 Attn: Sheri

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

“They say that life is not about the number of breaths you take, but of the moments that take your breath away.”

Trahan

Mary Margaret Trahan, 73, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 20th 2018.

Mary Margaret was born in Liberty, Texas on December 22, 1944 to the late Freddie and Ora Donatto.  In the mid 1970’s, she was one of the first women to successfully complete training as a locomotive engineer, driving trains first for Southern Pacific and eventually AMTRAK. 

Mary Margaret is preceded in passing by her second son Kevin. 

She is survived by her first son, Scott; grandsons Andrew, Sean and C.J.; great-granddaughter Valeria; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Funeral services will take place at Our Mother of Mercy Church in Ames, Texas on March 28, 2018 at 11am.  Visitation will be held from 9-10AM with a Rosary Service at 10AM and the interment at Our Mother of Mercy Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Children’s Defense Fund at HTTP://childrensdefense.org.  Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Mangum

Blanch Morse Mangum went to be with Jesus on March 21, 2018 at Magnolia Health Care in Liberty, TX. 

She was born on June 18, 1928 in Pelly, TX to Johnnie Rome and Bertie Moss Morse.  Blanch was a wonderful wife to her husband, Elvy Leonard Mangum for seventy years.  Blanch was a devoted wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law and friend.  Blanch loved to quilt, cook and serve her community.  She was a member of the Heights Baptist Church and the Rebekah Lodge of Liberty for many years.  She held numerous offices and received the Decoration of Chilvalry.  Blanch volunteered many years at Magnolia Health Care where she touched many lives.  She loved spending time with all of her family and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Blanch was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Elvy Mangum, children; Elvy Leonard Jr, Betty Ann and infant son, sisters; Willie Mae Jannise and husband Toby, Betty Jo Robinette and husband Floyd, Ethyl Morse, brothers; John Russell Morse, James Roland Morse and wife Lola Mae.  Blanch leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; George (Pokey) Mangum and wife Brenda, Wendell Mangum and wife Karen, grandchildren; Regina Moorman and husband John, Dallas Mangum and wife Julie, Anna Mallett and husband Preston, great-grandchildren; Matthew, Caroline, Luke, Clark, John Ryder, Laura and Audrey, sisters; Bernice LaFour, Lola Fregia and husband Weldon and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are John Moorman, Dallas Mangum, Preston Mallett, Matthew Mangum, Luke Mangum, Clark Mangum and John Ryder Moorman.  Honorary pallbearers are Bill O’Neal and Blanch’s numerous nephews.

Services for Blanch Morse Mangum will be Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm in the chapel of Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Moore

Prestina Moore, 36, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away suddenly, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at her residence.

She was born on March 16, 1982, in Port Arthur, Texas to Preston Moore and the late Debra Ann Semien Moore.
Prestina was a wonderful daughter, mother, sister, cousin, niece and friend.  Prestina enjoyed listening to music, dancing and cooking. She was a strong person with an outgoing personality. Her favorite colors were pink, purple and turquoise. Prestina was protective of her family – she loved them fiercely. Prestina’s infectious smile and sweet compassionate soul will forever be remembered by all who knew her. She made people feel special and important. Prestina was a member and praise dancer of Christ Temple Church in Port Arthur, Texas. She was adored by all, and will truly be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Prestina was preceded in death by her loving mother, Debra Ann Moore; brother Edmond Semien and her grandparents on both sides. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters Ariona Shakur Harris, Sanai Ameir Harris; father Preston Moore; brothers Edward Semien and wife Quana, Reston Moore; sisters Sonsherry Thomas and husband Michael, LaTonya Moore; granddaughter Isabella Ann Marie Mickens, Godmother Linda Durio, Godfather Allen Semien, III and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Karell Semien, Michael Thomas, James Nichols, Terell Nichols, Damian Viltz, Demarkes Lartique, Donald Lartique and Allen Semien, III. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11am at St. Miles Baptist Church in Ames, Texas with Pastor Dwight Pruitt officiating.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at the church one hour before the service. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Miller

Donald Braxton Miller, 68, of Dayton passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at home.

He was born March 17, 1949 in Baytown, Texas to parents, John Miller and Doris Lurline Billings Miller.

Memorial service for Donnie will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 23, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenny Brigman officiating. The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 at service time.

Donnie was a longtime resident of Baytown before moving to Dayton. He graduated from Sterling High School and had attended Robert E. Lee High School. He proudly served during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. He had worked as a welder and pipeline inspector for Meridian before his retirement. Donnie enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, and most of all fishing. His loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Donnie was preceded in death by is father, Harold Sturrock; his grandparents, Birtha Lee Billings and Clim Billings; brother, Ronald Wayne Miller.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Deborah Lynn Malin Miller of Dayton; his mother, Doris Lurline Sturrock of Baytown; his daughters, Stephanie Mason and husband Bill of Dayton; Melissa Moore and Wade White of Dayton; grandchildren, Ryan Mason, Alec Villyard, Nicholas Mason, Katelyn White, Hannah Moore, Allie Moore, Gavin Moore, and Kalen Villyard; great-grandchildren, Landon Mason, Jep Blanchard, Parker Blanchard, Addisyn Moore, Zane White, and Marvel Villyard; sister, Patty and David Masters of Alabama; Sister-in-law, Polly Miller and Charlie; nieces, Paige Miller and Kelly Ochoa, Jessica and Jeremy Moses and son Owen; nephews, Kenneth and Katie Masters, Russell Masters and Jenifer Hobbs, and Clint Masters Also numerous great nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Rachal

Valrie D. Brashier Rachal age 87 passed away Saturday March 17, 2018 at her home in Liberty, Texas.

Valrie was born April 10, 1930 in Mansfield, LA, the daughter of the late Burdette Brashier and Della Butler Brashier. She graduated Valedictorian from Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Louisiana. She enjoyed crocheting afghans and angel Christmas ornaments.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her first husband Ed Butcher and her second husband Henry A. Rachal; in addition she was preceded by her sister Elva R. Belsha, and her four brothers: Clarence Brashier; John A. McMellon; Herbert McMellon; and Carl McMellon.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters Brenda K. Wise and husband Mark of Coushatta and Bonnie C. Hanchey and husband Don of Liberty. She also leaves six grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A graveside service will be held 10AM Wednesday March 21, 2018 in Moss Hill Cemetery, Moss Hill, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

McIntosh

Doris Faye McIntosh, 89, of Devers, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Baytown, Texas.

She was born on March 10, 1929, in Watonga, Oklahoma to William and Vera Hinder Kelly. A resident of Liberty, County since 1960, Doris retired after 25 years from Brookshire Brothers in Liberty where she worked as a cashier trainer.

Doris was a devoted, nurturing and Godly woman. Always active in her faith and church, she always made sure her children were in church growing up. Doris loved to read and enjoyed baking sweets for herself and others. But what she enjoyed most was spending time with her family and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 37 years, Duane McIntosh; her siblings Leota Scott, Virginia Ingmire, Irene Kelly, Laverne Kelly, Buddy Gene Kelly and W.O. Kelly; her great-grandson Christopher Hampton; her father and mother-in-law, Duff and Lula McIntosh; her son-in-law David Hebert; and her daughter-in-law Sharon McIntosh. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children, Burl McIntosh, Vicki Hebert, Kathi McIntosh, Tommy McIntosh and wife Kim; her grandchildren Kelly Hammons and husband Allen, Duane Hampton and wife Kathi, Daree Hampton, Jackie Goodwin and husband Johnny, Kara Orona and husband Gabe, Leah McCants, Jamie Russell and wife Lesli, Matt Casey and wife Andi and Kaitlin McIntosh; her great-grandchildren Josh, Blake, Savannah, Kyliegh, Ryan, Dillion, Emily, Logan, London, Ireland, Sydney, Sarah, Hannah, Shelby, Asa, Avery and Leah; her sister Carrol Lee; her sister-in-law Bonnie Kelly; her numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 1pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2pm with Tim Hanley officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Abshier Cemetery in Devers. The family will gather at Tommy and Kim’s house in Devers, Texas after the services.

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Rice

Stuart “Riceman” Lee Rice, 52, of Manvel, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Pearland, Texas.

He was born on October 13, 1965 in Freeport, Texas to Paul Lee and Marlyn Herman Rice. Stuart graduated in 1984 from Anahuac High School and was in the top ten of his class. While in high school, he played football and baseball. Stuart was also named district MVP for varsity baseball. He attended Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas), where he was a brother in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Stuart proudly served his county during the Gulf war in the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division. Stuart was a great student of history and proud of his Unit’s heritage. To honor the Screaming Eagles of WWII he and his squad of soldiers shaved their hair into ‘Mohawks’ for the invasion of Iraq. For his actions in combat he was awarded a Bronze Star. Stuart spent seven years with the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office after his time in the US Army. Like many veterans, Stuart was deeply affected by 9/11. Immediately after 9/11 Stuart began working for the US Government as a high threat security specialist. In this capacity, Stuart was able to utilize his skills, training, and natural ability to lead other men by example, Will, and character to contribute to the Global War on Terror. For over 17 years, Stuart dedicated his professional life to the US Government. During these years he provided both low and high profile individual protection to government personnel in high threat and austere environments. Stuart was an integral part of the development of strategic and tactical procedures and policies related to worldwide protective support of high risk operations. His actions directly contributed to saving the lives of U.S. and coalition personnel serving overseas.  Stuart was a warrior and a soldier. Stuart was a patriot.

Stuart was very loyal, adventurous and courageous. He was always full of laughter, the life of the party and the king of one liners. Stuart was also a mentor to many in various ways. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Anahuac.

Stuart was an avid scuba diver who loved traveling to tropical destinations, so he could enjoy the beauty of the underwater world. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and working hard on his property. But his greatest passion of all was spending time with his family whom he adored. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Stuart was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Aline and Russell Herman and paternal grandparents, Amos and Thelma Rice. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 26 years, Missy Rice; his children Taylor Rice and Madison Rice; his parents Paul and Marlyn Rice of Anahuac; his brother Stephen Rice of Anahuac; his mother-in-law Sherry Owings; his brothers-in-law Randall Garner and Darrell Owings and wife Tiw; his sisters-in-law Andrea Rice, Terry Garner and Dana Guidry and husband Curtis; his nephews Nicholas Rice, Ryan Guidry, Noah Guidry, Kollin Garner and Aaron Owings; and his brothers in arms with whom he served.

A gathering of family and friends will be held beginning at 10am on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, 204 Trinity Street. A celebration honoring Stuart’s life will immediately follow at 11am with Rev. John Johnson officiating. A reception will follow in the Methodist Youth Center at FUMC of Anahuac.

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Edge

David Thompson Edge, 69, of Liberty, Texas passed away, Friday, March 16, 2018 in Sugarland, Texas.

He was born on November 23, 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana the son of the late Arnie Lee Edge and Peggy Elaine Thompson Edge.

David was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. David was a Medic in the US Army during Vietnam. He worked in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years. He retired as a Sales Engineer for BJ Services.

David loved working in the yard and being outside. He coached little league sports and enjoyed being involved in his children’s activities. David loved music and strumming his guitar. He was always humming and singing. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

David was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Virginia Ann Rohr and Pam Elaine May. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 32 years Sharon Ann Edge; daughters Kathy Strahan and husband Jason Norwood of Houston; Kara Jensen and fiancé Matthew Beebe of Austin; Crystal Lynch of Liberty; sons Ken Strahan of Austin; Keith Strahan and wife Jae of Houston; sister Jill Ebarb of Missouri City, brother Wayne Edge and wife Glenda of Longview; grandchildren Livvy Norwood, Casper Norwood, Mary Jensen and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2pm at First Baptist Church in Liberty, Texas. Friends are invited to visit with the family one hour before the service. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Cooke Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

White

Oscar Bennie "Buddy" White, 88, of Thicket, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at his residence. He was born June 19, 1929, in Mings Chapel in Upshur County, TX to Benjamin Franklin and Ora Lee Nix White.

Buddy retired from the oilfield after spending his life working hard and taking care of his family. He was an excellent farmer and rancher and won many awards for his hay crops. He was the Fire Chief of the Votaw-Thicket VFD for several years and was very active in the community until the death of his one true love, June Rosier White. There has never been a stronger love than the love they shared.

Buddy is preceded in death by his love, June, his parents, sisters, Bobbie Ford, Ima Smith, and Christene Dooley, brothers, Barney Hollingshead and Elmer Bass, and great-grandson, Skylar Chase Thomas.

Buddy is survived by one daughter, Ruth Thomas of Thicket, grandsons, Jason Thomas and wife Donna of Orange and Chad Thomas of Thicket and his fiance' Biz Hooks of Kountze, granddaughter, Tara Graham and her husband Ricky "Tater" of Thicket, 6 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and his special niece , Glenda Lee Jones and husband J.C. of Tatum, TX.

Anyone attending, at Buddy's request, will meet at Felps Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, for a prayer and interment.

Special thanks to a family friend, James Whiteside, Dr. Jana Winberg, Neva Hollyfield, his aides Christie and Cindy, and Professional Hospice, thank you all so much.

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

Charles

Dorothy Jean Morris Charles was born on February 16, 1930 to Lucious Jefferson Morris and Marie Bernard Morris in Crosby, Texas; she was married to Robert Charles who preceded her in death. 

She and her husband were members of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Ames, Texas; Dorothy later transferred her membership to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty, Texas.

Dorothy was one of the first African American women to work with the Liberty Post Office as a contract letter carrier. She was awarded this contract on July 1, 1967.  After 40 plus years, she decided to retire. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucious and Marie Morris and brother, Lawrence Morris and niece, Angie Morris.

Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory two daughters:  Carolyn Rogers Brown (George, Sr.) and Linda Rogers Tanner (Jesse), two brothers—Louis Morris and Earnest E. Morris (Melissa) and one sister—Geneva M. Morris. 

“Family Meet Family and Friends” will be at Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm; Rosary - 7:00pm.  She will lie-in-state Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 10:00am in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam St.; Liberty, Texas; Mass will follow - 10:00am.  

Fr. Andy Dinh Vu, SVD officiating.

Interment – Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

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

Johnson

Sandy Ray Johnson, 60, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 12, 2018 at his home.

He was born on January 16, 1958 in Houston, Texas to Dale Gene and Shirley “Jodie” Joann Prescott Johnson. Sandy graduated in 1976 from Douglas McArthur High School in Houston, where he played on the golf team.

Sandy was currently working as a Yard Master for Union Pacific Railroad where he had been employed for almost 20 years. Before joining Union Pacific, he worked as a Captain for the Texas Department of Corrections for 13 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church Mont Belvieu.

Sandy was a very kind hearted and gentle man who was devoted to his wife Blanca whom was the center of his world. He was a selfless man who put everyone else above himself and would sacrifice his health and happiness for his family. Sandy was also very dedicated and committed to his work and no one could keep him from working. He would often tell others around him that he was stubborn in his ways.

Sandy loved his family and his grandchildren dearly and his beloved dogs were his babies. He also loved and adored his grandparents, grandma Merle and Papaw Clyde Johnson. Sandy cherished memories of spending time with his grandparents. He was a great cook who enjoyed getting in the kitchen to cook his grandma’s prize recipes to share with his own family. If Sandy could hook up his coffee to the IV machine, he would. To Sandy life without coffee was just not right. He loved to hear laughter, so he was often the comedian of the crowd or the jokester. Sandy really enjoyed sharing old stories with everyone, listening to classic county music, especially Randy Travis and eating at his favorite restaurant Luna’s. Some of Sandy’s favorite hobbies were vegetable gardening, yardwork, golfing and bowling. He was on a bowling league in Baytown called the Bowling Stones where he also served as vice president of the league.

Sandy was preceded in death by his mother Jodie; and his previous wife of 20 years, Diane Kay Johnson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 14 years, Blanca Martinez Johnson; his children Elizabeth Taylor and husband Charlie of New Caney, Brandon McAdams and wife Laci of Dayton, Loretta McAdams of Rye, Vanesa Bernard and husband Blaise of Lake Charles, Phil Vera and wife Chelsea Parks of Houston, Nino Vera and Jennifer of Mont Belvieu and Veronica Bennett and husband Stephen of Lake Jackson; his grandchildren Peggy and Charles Taylor, Jr., Kaylin, Katie and Ava McAdams, Dakota, Kayjewel and Kylee Christensen, Blaise Patrick Bernard, II, Cecilia Theres Bernard, Kylie, Logan and Saturnino Vera, Chad Warren Malone, Skyler Roberts and Ava Bennett; his father Dale Gene Johnson of Humble; his siblings Ricky Johnson and wife Becky of Spring, Kathy Taylor and husband Scott of New Caney and Kerry Lairmore and husband Robert of New Caney; his aunt Lucy Makowsky and husband Johnny of Huffman; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held at 10am on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A gathering and reception will immediately follow at First Baptist Church Mont Belvieu, 10110 Eagle Drive, Mont Belvieu.

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Campbell

Huey Campbell, Sr., 85 of Dayton passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Humble, Texas.

He was born October 6, 1932 in Liberty, Texas to parents, Howard Campbell and Bertha Vaughn Campbell.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Services for Huey will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Huey was a lifetime resident of Dayton. He proudly served in the United States Army receiving many accommodations. He had worked for Brown and Root and Exxon Mobil. Huey was past member of the Dayton Young Farmers, an honorary member of the FFA, past member of the Elks Lodge and was well known for his welding abilities. He loved his family and enjoyed all their times together. He was definitely a people person, loving to visit with everyone, and never meeting a stranger. Huey will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 50 years, Eppsie Aslee Campbell; his siblings, Bertha Lee Mott, Lester Campbell, Dewey Campbell, and Kenneth Campbell. He is survived by his children, Huey Campbell, Jr. and wife Phyllis, Paul Campbell and wife Debbie, Carrie Sheffield and husband Kevin and Susie Chessher and husband Dave; grandchildren, Courtney Luper and husband John, Whitney Campbell and fiancé Randy Harper, Kade Campbell and wife Keara, Amy Campbell and companion Charles Kaib, Marcie Howell and husband David, K.W. Sheffield, Tonya Tinney and husband Robert, Bryan Chessher and wife Shillean, Apryl Ott and husband James, Brad Chessher, Crista Adams and husband Robert; great-grandchildren, Campbell Luper, Seth Campbell, Kearsten Campbell, Ethan Campbell, Wyatt Weaver, Lindsey Tinney, Lacey Tinney, Brennan Nunan, Jacob Otto, Allison Ott, Avaree Ott, Rachel Baker, Layla Parson, Kutter Chessher, Maebry Chessher, Buddy Sanders, Kamryn Chessher, and Peightyn Adams; also his special caregiver Chattie Arceneaux.

For those who desire memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the charity of choice.

Holman

Christy Dawn Holman, 42, of Tyler, Texas died March 8, 2018.

She was born July 25, 1975 in Fort Worth, Texas to parents, Cecil James Ellis and Nancy Darland.

Memorial service for Christy will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton

Christy loved being around her children and family. She enjoyed helping others, music, doing crossword puzzles and cooking. She was a big Dallas Cowboys fan and like to yell to support her team. Christy always loved to do the opposite of what she was told.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Christy is survived by her husband, Booker T. Holman, Jr.; sons, Robert Garcia, Chris Garcia, and Rayven Garcia; daughter, Nancy Ellis; four brothers; two sisters; also numerous other relatives and friends.

Parick

Geneva Hattie Hanel Parick, 83, of Dayton, Texas passed away March 12, 2018 in Liberty, Texas.

Geneva was born November 7, 1934 in Cameron, Texas to parents, John Stanley Hanel and Freida Zalesky Hanel.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. Anne’s Mission Catholic Church in Eastgate. Interment will follow at Eastgate Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Parick was a lifelong resident of the Eastgate and Dayton area. She was a member of the St. Annes Catholic Church in Eastgate, the Crosby American Legion, and the Catholic Daughters in Crosby. Geneva had worked for the Crosby State Bank, Crosby ISD, United Gas, and Sterling Funeral Home.

Geneva was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ike Parick. She is survived by her brothers, Johnny P. Hanel, Sr. and Boe of Dayton and Leroy Hanel and Maria of Dayton; nieces and nephews, Rhonda and Donny Hearod, Johnny, Jr. and Sharon Hanel, Brian and Angie Hanel, Carla and Allen Cotton, Mark and Lisa Hanel, and Seba and Jamie Owens; also numerous other family members and friends.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for Geneva’s family at www.pacestancil.com

Jordan

Kathryn Laird " Kat" Jordan, 66, of Hardin died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Memorial Hermann Hospice in Houston.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park & Cemetery in Dayton.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday March 13, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

Kat was born February 13, 1952 in Baytown, Texas. She had lived in Hardin, for 30 years and was a Pharmacy Technician for CVS in Liberty for 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents Sonny James Laird and Margaret Greenwalt Laird and many aunts and uncles. She is survived by her husband Bobby Jordan of Hardin. Sons, Shawn Jordan of Hardin, and Jack Owens and Tammy Thibodeaux of Hardin. Daughter, Angelia Rossett of Alvin. Brothers, Bill R. Laird and wife Mary Ellen of Oregon, Homer C. Laird and wife Susan of Dallas, Mark Laird of West Columbia, TX, and nieces, Ashley Cecil and Monica Uriatie.

Grandchildren, Robin Chamberlain, Michaela Chamberlain and Raylee Maddox. Great grandchildren, Grayson, Kinsley, Harper, and Khyler.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kathryn Laird " Kat " Jordan please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com
Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Independently owned and operated by local people you know and trust.

Crunk

Joshua Caleb Crunk, 26, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Jefferson County, Texas.

He was born on May 18,1991 in Bay City, Texas to Ronald Dean and Cathie Louise Morris Crunk. Joshua worked as a pipefitter in the oil and gas industry and was working for Echo at Motiva in Port Arthur, Texas.

Joshua was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend to many who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His wife Melanie and son Mason were the center of his world and he loved them both unconditionally. Joshua will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Joshua enjoyed watching Marvel, Avenger and Zombie movies. He and Melanie were avid fans of The Walking Dead series. In his younger years, Joshua was a skateboarder and inline speed skater. He was a daredevil who was fearless and lived life to the fullest. Joshua also enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors whether it was riding his 4-wheeler or paintball activities.

Joshua was preceded in death by his twin daughters, Kynedi and Heidi Crunk; his sister Crystal Crunk; his brothers Carlton Crunk and Willie Kruse; and his grandparents Audrey and Harold Morris, Aubrey Crunk, Katy Gates and Harold and Bernice Lummus. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Melanie Dawn Stephens Crunk of Dayton, Texas; his son Mason Dean Crunk also of Dayton; his parents Ronald and Cathie Crunk of Blessing, Texas and Jim and Sherry Stephens of Dayton, Texas; his siblings Veronica Crunk, Alton Crunk, Tonya Lie, Curtis Crunk, J.D. and Ashley Green; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Nicholas Palomares, Marshall Junek, Tanner Junek, Michael Alvarado, Ronald Crunk, Alton Crunk, Tony Lummus and J.D. Green.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Monday, March 12, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Sterling Funeral Home. A private family committal will be held at Sterling White Cemetery in Highlands.

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Talley

Alvin Jack Talley, 87, formerly of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2018 in Baytown, Texas. 

He was born on September 28, 1930 in Baytown, Texas to Alvin Dennis and Gladys Davis Talley. Alvin proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Navy. He was a chemical plant operator and retired from Lubrizol after 32 years of employment.

Alvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to many. He enjoyed football, chewing tobacco and most of all, he loved his family.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; and his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara Jean Chandler Talley. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughter, Twila LaBuff and husband Tracy of Dayton; sons, Denny Talley and wife, Kathleen of Mont Belvieu,  Lafe Talley and wife, Angela Talley of Deer Park; his sisters Lauren “Sissy” Mills and husband Marvin of Floresville and Patricia Featherstone and husband Ed; his brother Dennis “Brother” Talley of Floresville; grandchildren, Jarett Talley, Candace Miller, Anna Talley, Ryder Talley, Tonya Strickland-Louvier and husband Chris, Aaron Strickland and wife, Brittany and Casey Strickland; great-grandchildren, Flauren, Tinsley, Haley and Grayson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, March 12, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas, with Bro Jeff Day officiating. A graveside service and committal will follow at 1pm in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Baytown.

Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

 
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