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Platt

Richard Randal Platt age 73 passed away Tuesday July 17, 2018 at St. Luke Hospital in Houston.

Richard was born October 18, 1944 in Minooka, Illinois the son of the late Walter Platt and Shirley Hibbard Platt. Richard moved to Seabrook, Texas in 1980, and later moved to his present home of Clark, Texas in 2008. Richard worked as a Millwright for twenty-five years for USI (DuPont) and later retired from Chevron. A veteran of the US Army Richard served in the 82nd Airborne during the Vietnam War. A true John Deere man he loved anything in John Deere green. He tended to his land and cattle for many years and driving his tractor was one of his favorite things to do. Richard was a member of the VFW Nolan D. Pickett Post #5621 where he served on the Honor Guard, Liberty Elks Lodge #2019, Texas Angus Association, Texas Cattleman Association, and Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a brother Larry Platt and an adopted daughter Janine Gauer.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of fifteen years Monica Larnad Platt of Clark, son Randy Platt and wife Tammy of Channahon, IL., daughters Paula Platt of Morris , IL., Laura Platt of Findley, OH., and Stefanie Platt of Clark. In addition he leaves his adopted daughters Debbie Lehew, Colleen Garner, Cindy Ramirez, and Trish Powers. He also leaves his step-daughter Jessica Castillo of Clear Lake, and a step son Abel Castillo of Deer Park. Richard also leaves numerous grandchildren: Cody Fisher; Taylor Kojder; Adam Platt; Macy Bowling; Aaron Platt; Anika Platt; Colt Schultz; Kyler Hall; step grandson Jacob Castillo; and numerous other family members and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation for Richard will be held Friday July 20, 2018 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1110 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services will be held 1PM Saturday July 21, 2018 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the VFW Post #5621, 1520 N Main Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

White

Bonnie Opal White, 91, of Liberty, Texas passed away peacefully July, 14, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on July 30, 1926 in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee to Fenley Shockley and Lavonia Freeman Shockley.

Bonnie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed spending time sewing for friends, family and coworkers. For many years, she worked as a waitress at Frank’s café in Dayton. Bonnie loved to dance, cook and go fishing. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards and dominoes. Bonnie also enjoyed watching shows like Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud and Big Bang Theory. She had a passion for gardening and loved flowers especially poinsettias and roses.

Bonnie loved God and singing in her church. She was a great mom with a sassy independent loving personality. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; son Roy Eugene Weaver; sisters Velma Bennett and Matilda Smith; and several brothers. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters Brenda Peckinpaugh (Joseph A. Fregia); Opal Ussery (Terry); son Jimmy Weaver (Joann); twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm – 8pm on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Services, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10am at Allison Funeral Services. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Cooke Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com 

Poland

Delilah Ann Poland, 35, of Kountze, gained her angel wings on Friday, July 13, 2018, at her residence.

She was born July 16, 1982, to Billy and Janice Cravey Poland in Beaumont and was a lifelong resident of Kountze.

Delilah is preceded in death by her grandparents, Glenn and Maude Poland.

Those left to cherish her memory are; parents, Billy and Janice Poland of Kountze; grandmother, Jo Womack of Silsbee; uncles, David Poland and wife Libby of Saratoga, Keith Poland and wife Lois of Kountze, Larry Poland and wife DD of Kountze, and David Riedinger and wife Sheila of Warren; cousins, Keith Poland, Patricia Boone, James Poland, Alicia Anderson, Cyndi Baker, Jessica Ballew, Cheryl Cox, Hannah Poland, Billy Wayne Cravy, David Riedinger, Anthony Riedinger, and a host of loving friends. Delilah was loved and will be missed by many.

A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Chris Kirkendall officiating. Interment to follow at E.G. Poland Cemetery in Kountze. A gathering of family and friends will also be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

Honoring Delilah as pallbearers are Keith "Bull" Poland, James "Bones" Poland, David Aaron Spurgeon, Wayne Adams, David Riedinger, and Richard Sharp.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Delilah Ann Poland 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.

Beard

Clara Elizabeth Beard 83, of Hankamer, Texas, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on July 16, 2018 in Baytown, Texas.

She was born on February 9, 1935 to John Bennett and Olivia Treadway in Pearlington, Mississippi.

On March 3, 1951 Clara married the love of her life David Royal Beard, and they had 5 children together. Clara loved to bake, make candy, crochet, plant in her garden and even go for the big catch while fishing. She wanted to be called “Nannie”, because she felt she was to young to be called grandma.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband; and their two infant children Dawn Elizabeth and David R. Beard.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories her daughters, Evelyn and Thomas Johns of Diboll, Texas, Rhonda and Michael Ferguson of Baytown, Texas and Lauretta Fabian of Baytown, Texas.  Sisters, Blanche Dresselle of Lafayette, Louisiana and Patricia Sims of Splendora, Texas. Clara also leaves behind six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 2:00pm on July 19, 2018 at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, Texas located at 1201 S. Main, Anahuac, Texas 77514. Following the visitation will be a procession to Anahuac Cemetery for a Graveside Service at 3:00pm.

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

Jones

Ruby Inez Morse Jones of Thicket, Texas died on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at her residence with her loving husband and family by her side. She was 78.

Ruby was born January 29, 1940, in Saratoga, Texas and had lived in Saratoga, most of her life before moving to Thicket, where she lived for 13 years and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ardivelt Morse and Willie Edith Jackson; son, Robert Lloyd Storey; brothers, James Morse, Walter Morse, Eugene Morse; and sister, Joyce Stanley.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Leo Jones of Thicket; sons, John Storey of Katy, Wesley Storey of Liberty, Harold Storey of Tomball, and Thomas Jones of Livingston; daughter, Jana Jones of Spring, TX; sister, Willie Mae Hart of Saratoga; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services. Interment will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, July 16, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ruby Inez Morse Jones 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. Independently owned and operated by local people you know and trust.

Crabtree

Garry Michael Crabtree age 57 passed away Thursday July 12, 2018 in Liberty.

Garry was born November 15, 1960 in Freeport, Texas the son of Joseph Crabtree and Margaret Willis Crabtree. Garry was a q quiet spirit who enjoyed listening to music and working on his puzzles. He attended from 1986-2017, a Life Skills Program in Liberty where Garry worked hard to achieve his goals.

He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Crabtree.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother Margaret Crabtree, sisters Kimberly Crabtree of Shepard, Valerie Coats of Huntsville, brother Ricky Crabtree of Rye, Texas and his guardians for almost twenty years Barbara and David Papillion.

A graveside service for Garry will be held 11AM Saturday July 14, 2018 at Concord Cemetery CR 2132 Rye, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Bass

Lillian Maude Bass, 76, of Saratoga, gained her angel wings Monday, July 9, 2018, at Kountze Nursing Center.

She was born August 10, 1941, in Cleveland, TX to Daily and Lonnie Crockett DeHart and lived most of her life in the Saratoga area where she was a homemaker.

Lillian is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne Bass; son, David Bass; daughter, April Bass; brother, Frank DeHart; and sister, Ruth Rice.

Those left to cherish her memory are; son, Charles "Bo" Bass and wife Debra of Silsbee; daughters, Dianne Bass and husband John Klecker of Schulenberg, TX, Eva Hall and husband David of Honey Island, Tommie Taylor and husband Gary of Daisetta, and Pauline Bass of Saratoga; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Roadside Memorial Baptist Church with Reverend Nathan Hendrix and Reverend D.J. Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Hall Cemetery in Thicket. A gathering of Lillian's family and friends will be Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Roadside Memorial Baptist Church.

Honoring Lillian as pallbearers are Ray Fowler, Dustin Hall, Cody Riley, Raven Bass, Hudie Ener, Russell Rodgers, Mark Bell, and Dakota Collier. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher and Eli Fowler.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lillian Maude Bass 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.

Burk

Danny Wayne Burk, age 56 of Liberty, passed away July 10, 2018 in Houston, TX. 

Danny was born July 17, 1961 in Liberty, TX son of David Burk and Carolyn Burk Chennault.  He graduated from Liberty High School in 1979 and worked as a gasoline transporter for thirty-three years for Hebert’s Distributor in Liberty.  Danny was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Liberty.  His happy place was at the deer lease with his deer hunting buddies.  Danny had a heart of gold and he would help others before himself.  He was involved in TVE where he loved helping his grandson show animals.  Danny was also involved with the CASA kids which he enjoyed tremendously.

Danny was preceded in death by his father and nephew; Starett Burk.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, sons; Josh Burk and wife Kristin of Liberty, Jeremy Burk of Austin, TX, mother; Carolyn Chennault, brother; Donnie Burk and wife Tracey of Wallisville, grandson; Chandler and numerous nephews and nieces.

Services for Danny Wayne Burk will be Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service from 10am to 11am.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Danny’s memory to the CASA Foundation in Liberty County or the charity of your choice.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Downs

Johnny Maurice Downs Sr, 82, of Daisetta, died Monday, July 9, 2018, at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center.

He was born June 21, 1936, in Batson to James and Maude Downs and had lived in Daisetta most of his life.

Johnny is preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Dorothy "Tookie" Downs, and Barbara Downs; daughter, Rhonda Luce; and sisters, Dorothy Knight, Jo Marshall, Eloise Roberts, and Delores Nugent.

Those left to cherish his memory are; son, Johnny Maurice Downs Jr. and wife Stacey of Dayton. daughters, Susan Diane Bell and husband James of Houston, and Jo Ellen Guidry of Daisetta. Stepsons, Corey Ford and wife Crystal of Hull, Eugene Ford of Cross Plains, TX, and Brian Ford and wife Jennifer of Daisetta. Sister Jimmie Sue Westbrook of Liberty. grandchildren, Chad Downs, Crystal Luce, Amanda Trahan, Dylan Luce, Joe Allen Guidry, Angel Joiner, Hunter Bell, Brandon Downs, Caleb Downs, Makenzi Torres, Lisa Watts, Andy Wilcox, Hailey Wilcox, Alley Wilcox, Brandon Harris, Cody Ford, Macy Adams, Haylee Ford, Slayd Ford, Seely Ford, Dakota Ford, Brittany Ford and Steven Ford; 17 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Friday, July 13, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc with Reverend Tyra Rich and Harvey Drake officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Johnny's family and friends will be Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

Honoring Johnny as pallbearers are; Darrell Bean, Buddy Luce, Dylan Luce, Alan Gardner, George Westbrook, Dabo Hickman, Beth Johnson, and Todd Robinson.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Johnny Maurice Downs Sr. 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 your trust one family at a time.

Hancock

Luther Lynn Hancock Sr. of Livingston, Texas died on Friday, July 6 2018, at Kingwood Medical Center.

He was 71. He was born September 29, 1946. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Mae Hancock and father Isaac Luther Hancock. Mother in law Betty J. Carpenter and father in law, Earl H. Carpenter Sr.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 1/2 years Barbara Jean Hancock of Livingston Texas, his children Luther Lynn Hancock Jr. and wife Sonia Rawls Hancock of Woodville Texas. Daughter, Brandye Elizabeth Hancock of Woodville Texas, granddaughters, Baleigh Lynn Hancock of College Station Texas, and Lauren Elizabeth Fregia of Seabrook Texas. Brother John Leslie Hancock and wife Sherry Sue Hancock of Batson Texas.

Also survived by brother in laws, Earl H. Carpenter Jr. and wife Cappie Carpenter of Lumberton Texas, Donald W. Carpenter and wife Debbie Carpenter of Pensacola Florida, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

After graduating Sam Rayburn High School and attending San Jacinto Jr College in Pasadena Texas, Lynn was drafted and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era as a medic with most of his service time in Germany. After the military he was a Pasadena Texas Policeman and Paramedic for 5 years, then Lynn and Barbara made a career move, and purchased a little store in Batson Texas. They expanded the size of this store which they named Sportsman's Market. Lynn's Bar-b-que is still remembered to this day!! They ran this store along with stores in Rye and Raywood for 24 years.

Lynn was an avid fisherman, who also enjoyed quail and deer hunting. He was a lifelong fan of the Texas Longhorns, NY Yankees, and Houston Astros. He was kind and generous person who just wanted everyone to have a good time whether fishing, hunting, or watching Longhorn football.

At the request of Lynn Hancock Sr. there will be no funeral service, and he will be cremated with his remains being interred next to his Mother and Father's grave at Guedry cemetery in Batson, Texas.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Luther Lynn Hancock Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Cremation service 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.

Soileau

Carolyn Jordan Soileau, 74, of Conroe, passed away peacefully at CURA Health Services – Parkgate Home on Sunday, July 8, 2018, after a courageous, year‐long battle with cancer.

Carolyn was born at home on December 28, 1943 in Batson, Texas, the fifth of eight children. She grew
up in Batson and graduated in 1962 from West Hardin County Senior High School. She met Douglas
Leon Sullivan and they were married in August of 1962. Over the next 24 years they made a home in
Daisetta, Texas, raised two boys and were active members of local churches and the community. In
1985/86 she attended Lee College in Baytown, Texas and became a licensed cosmetologist. She married
her second husband, Calvin J. Soileau in 1991. She and Calvin lived in Beaumont, Texas for 16 years until
his passing in September of 2007 after which she moved to Montgomery, Texas to be near her children
and grandchildren in early 2008.

She was a loving homemaker, always there to see her sons off to school and always there when they
came home to give them a hug and a snack. She was a skilled seamstress and baker, a Sunday school
teacher and a gardener. She loved to travel, especially with her sisters. She believed her purpose in life
was to serve others and was happiest when she had someone to care for. Her life revolved around her
family and close friends, some of which were life‐time relationships, some more recent through church
and bible study, but all were very dear to her.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Murrie Jordan and Dicie Birge, her brother Carl Jordan,
sister Vada Goulas, and her daughter Phyllis Murphy. She is survived by her children; Wayde Sullivan and
wife Sherry of Montgomery, Texas, Michael Sullivan and wife DaLonna of Austin, Texas, Carl Soileau and
wife Patty of Whitehouse, Texas, Judy Ballew of Beaumont, Texas and Jan Lopez of Beaumont, Texas, 10
grandchildren; Leslie Holt, Cole Sullivan, Kase Sullivan, Riley Radford, Kyle Sullivan, Reid Sullivan, Angie
Kowalski, Shawn Soileau, Joseph Brady, and Brittany Ballew; 10 great grandchildren; Blake Olivia Holt,
Callie Coleman, Cammie Coleman, Cate Coleman, Kendall Soileau, Conner Soileau, Olivia Syphrett, Dub
Syphrett, Rose Brady, and Mason Brady, brothers; Robert Jordan of Batson, Texas, Jerry Jordan and wife
Becky of Batson, Texas, sisters; Sandra Kerr of Winston‐Salem, North Carolina, Anita (Cooter) Kunkle
and husband Bert of Houston, Texas, and Jennifer Roussel of Houston, Texas.

Her sons wish to thank the caregivers at CURA Health Services – Parkgate Home for treating Carolyn as
though she was their own family and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care for all they did to make her
comfortable in the final few days. A special thank you to Oncologist, Dr. Ajay Mitter who went above
and beyond his appointed role among those tasked with her care over the last year. Dr. Mitter vowed to
care for her as though she was his own mother and did just that making sure she was treated with the
best of care by everyone involved, often extending his rounds late into the evenings and early morning
hours just to be sure he could see how she was doing each time she was in the hospital.

Memorial contributions may be made to Moss Hill Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 371, Hardin, Texas
77561, or a charity of your choice.

Burney

Vivian Earl “V.E.” Burney, 88, of Liberty passed away July 8, 2018 in Beaumont, Texas.

He was born August 29, 1929 in Daisetta, Texas to parents J.D. Burney, Sr. and Doris Mary Paxton Burney.

Graveside service for Mr. Burney will be11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta, Texas. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton
Mr. Burney was a lifelong resident of the Liberty area. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 1193 in Hull and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. V.E. served during the Korean War in the United States Army. He worked for Texaco for over 39 years before retiring.

V.E. was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Robert P. Burney and J.D. Burney, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Shirley Harrington Burney of Liberty; stepson, Wendell Prejean and wife Gayle; nephew, Robert Paxton Burney and wife Sue and their family; numerous other relatives and friends.

Young

Carl B. Young, 81, of Dayton passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at home.

He was born January 25, 1937 in Houston, Texas to parents, Bonnar Young and Letha Schumacher Young.

Services for Mr. Young will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Lakeway Baptist Church, 5801 FM 1960-East, Humble, Texas. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Charles Young, Chase Young, Paul Young, Brandon Young, Christopher Welch and Colby Wolfe.

Carl lived most of his life in the Houston area, moving to Dayton in 1999 from North Houston. He worked for the City of Houston for 37 years as a Senior Captain fire fighter and paramedic. He was a member of the Lakeway Baptist Church for the past five years and a member and deacon of Berean Baptist Church from his youth. He enjoyed reading the word of God, sharing the plan of salvation, spending time with family and salt water fishing. He also like old westerns, Blue Bell ice cream, electronics, ham operating, snow skiing and his cocker spaniel “Lady”.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; grandchild, Daniel Dyson; brother, Perry Richardson; sons-in-law, Hermana Dyson and Joseph Boyd. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ingrid Young of Dayton; children, Karen Schumacher and husband Stephen of Sulpur Springs, Cynthia Boyd of Dayton, Charles Young and wife Rhonda of Conroe, Paul Young and wife Jennifer of Cleveland, and James Lockhart and wife Beverly of Tomball; 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Perales

Paulina Martinez Perales of Liberty died on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center. She was 75.

Paulina was born June 22, 1943, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Severino Martinez and Victoria Garcia. She lived most of her life in Liberty and was a homemaker.

Those left to behind to cherish her memories are sons, Jose Perales of Liberty, Martin Perales of Liberty, Miguel Perales of Liberty and Estevan Perales of Mexico, daughters, Roberta Perales of Houston, Margarita Perales of Mexico and Yuri Perales of Dayton., brother, Raymundo Martinez of Little York., sister, Dominga Martinez of Fort Worth. Grandchildren, Jeanette Ruiz, Maria Perales, Vanessa Dingler and other numerous grandchildren., great-grandchildren, Jaydee Ruiz, Xzavier Ruiz and Angel Ruiz.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday July 7, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Liberty with pastor Freddy Villarreal officiating. Interment will follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery of Liberty.

The family will be receiving friends also on Saturday July 7, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at First Baptist Church of Liberty.

Serving as pallbearers are Edgar Medrano, Octavio Ruiz Jr, Miguel Perales, Jose Perales Jr, Michael Dingler, and Marco Arellanes.

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.

Ubnoskye

Paula Joyce Wardlaw Ubnoskye, 60, of Dayton passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in Baytown, Texas. She was born August 3, 1957 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to parents, Fletcher “Gene” and Alice Lacey Wardlaw.

Services for Paula will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2018 at St. Anne’s s Catholic Church in Eastgate with interment to follow at Eastgate Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Rosary will be 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Paula was a long time resident of Dayton and a 1976 graduate of Dayton High School. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Ole Tyme Days, and Dayton Young Farmers. Paula served on many committees through the years, giving her all to each one. She worked for Baker Performance Chemical for over 10 years. Paula loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved dancing, traveling and anything involving her grandkids. She will be surely missed by all that knew and loved her.

Paula was preceded in death by her father, Fletcher Wardlaw, her husband Larry Ubnoskye. She is survived by her mother, Alice Wardlaw of Kenefick; son, Chad Ubnoskye and wife Genevieve of Eastgate; daughter, Shauna Taplin and husband Henry of Eastgate; grandchildren, Chase Taplin, Rowdy Taplin, Maddy Taplin, and Cade Ubnoskye; sisters, Kathy Holt and husband Bobby of Eastgate and Charlotte Statum and husband Bill of Kenefick; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Burton

Robert Wade Burton, 60, of Dayton, Texas passed away on July 3rd, surrounded by his family.

Wade Burton “Woodhead” was born in Dayton, Texas on September 9, 1957 to Monroe Lee Burton “Wahoo” and Joyce Valenciano. He graduated from Calvin High School in 1976. Wade worked at the chemical plants for over 30 years, most recently for Lonestar. He loved to fish, his family, his dogs, and his job. Wade was an amazing father and devoted husband. He struggled with multiple cancers for many years of his life but never lost his faith in Christ.

Wade was preceded in death by his father, Monroe Lee Burton “Wahoo".

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Burton; his two children, Calvin Burton and Monique LeJeune; his daughter in-law, Gentry Burton; soon to arrive grandson, Memphis Monroe Burton; sisters, Phyllis Gagliano Svrcek, Cindy Stober; mother Joyce Valenciano; brothers Charles Gagliano, Lee Burton, David Cummins; nephews Gary Gagliano, Kenneth Gagliano, Brandon Gagliano, Glenn Cowan, and John Cowen; in-laws Doug Casses, Rose Casses, Joe Casses, Diane Casses, Kathy Saulsbury; and countless nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11am on Friday with a visitation at 10am at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas. Interment will be at Palms Memorial Park immediately following the service. There will be a short memorial at the cemetery, weather permitting. Dress in your boots and jeans!

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

Bulay

Angie E. Bulay, 95, of Dayton passed away peacefully on July 1, 2018 in Mansfield, Texas. Mrs. Bulay was born February 24, 1923 in Colmesneil, Texas to parents, Ernest and Dora Flowers Davis.

Services for Mrs. Bulay will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday morning at Pace-Stancil.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the Christ United Methodist Church, 2807 Valwood Parkway, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 for those in the Dallas area.

Mrs. Bulay was a long time resident of Dayton before moving to Mansfield to be near her daughters. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Angie enjoyed gardening, fishing and was a great cook. She loved and was devoted to her family especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, Ray Bulay, one sister, Velma Spurlock and two brothers, Sidney Davis and Leo Davis, also her son-in-law Allen Wadle. Angie is survived by her two daughters, Alicia Wadle and Rhonda Whitson; grandchildren, Jana Sanderson and husband Robert, Brian Whitson and Jenny Reinhardt and husband TJ; great-grandchildren, Ashley Sanderson, Abigail Sanderson and Adelyn Reinhardt; also numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Nugent

Ovie Lee Nugent, age 82 of Houston, formerly of Daisetta, passed away June 26, 2018 in Houston, Tx. 

Ovie Lee was born October 10, 1935 in Liberty, TX son of the late Eugene Nugent and Maude Taylor Nugent.  He graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School in 1958 and worked in the oilfield all his life.  In his spare time, he loved playing softball.  Ovie Lee played softball for many years and was one of the oldest pitchers that played in the Liberty Softball League.  It was said that he was a legend on the field.

Ovie Lee was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Manuel Nugent, L.E. Nugent, Odell Nugent and sister; Iva Able. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, sisters; Myrtle Brewer of Houma, LA, Opal Faye Graboski of Pennsylvania, brothers; Lonnie Nugent of California, Carroll Nugent of Devers and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Ovie Lee Nugent will be Monday, July 9, 2018 at 11am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Raywood, TX.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 9am to 11am.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Ham

"Hambone" Jerry Andrew Ham Sr. of Dayton, Texas died Thursday June 28, 2018. He was 64.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday July 6, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at New Life United Pentecostal Church of Liberty with Reverend Aaron DeLaughter and Reverend Clyde Snider officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

The family will be receiving friends also on Friday July 6, 2018 from 12:00 P.M. until time of service at New Life United Pentecostal Church of Liberty.

Jerry was born in Wharton, Texas August 2, 1953 to Albert Ham and Rose'etta Murchison. He had lived in Dayton 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert Ham and Rose'etta Murchison. Son Jerry Andrew Ham Jr. Sister Alice Zwahr and brother James Ham. He is survived by his wife, Betty Snider of Dayton; daughters, Angie Jones of New Waverly, Kathy Wingate and husband Danny of Dayton, sister-in-law, Kelly Champion of New Waverly. Brothers, Clyde Snider of Merryville, La and Charles Snider of Houston. Grandchildren 15, great grandchildren 23, and great- great grandchildren 6.

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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Smith

J. Ed Smith, age 84 of Houston, passed away at his residence June 30, 2018 with his loving family by his side. 

Ed was born September 25, 1933 in Beaumont, TX, son of the late John Nick Smith and Ruth Alice Davis Smith.  Ed graduated from French High School in Beaumont, TX and then went on and attended the University Of Texas in Austin and graduated in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.  He worked as an engineer all his life, working for Miller Lents LTD and then operated his own business, Natural Resource Management.  In his spare time Ed was huge in genealogy and loved classical and jazz music.  Ed was a Longhorn Alumni and loved his Longhorn Football.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, sister; Mary Lou Vincent, brothers; John Roscoe “Jake” Smith and Horace

Fred “Shorty” Smith.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughters; Melinda Smith Johnson of Greenville, SC, Allison Smith Hill of Houston, TX, grandchildren; Nicholas McCoy Johnson of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Cameron Christopher Hill of Houston, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for J. Ed Smith will be Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10an and Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin, TX.  Visitation will be held from 9am to 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Ed’s memory to the American Heart Association.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Myrick

Joyce Marie Johnston Myrick, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away June 27, 2018 in Conroe, TX. 

Joyce was born December 18, 1945 in Liberty, TX daughter of the late Alton Lloyd Johnston and Elsie Mae Dobbs Johnston.  She graduated from Cleveland High School and was a correctional officer for twelve years for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  In her spare time, Joyce loved to fish and quilt.  She loved her family and especially loved her grandchildren. She will be missed by all.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Jimmy Myrick, sisters; Joann Butcher, Inez Ray, brothers; Leon Johnston and LeRoy Johnston.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter; Tina O’Quinn and husband Ray of Cleveland, son; Glenn Myrick and wife Renee of Magnolia, TX, sisters; Shirley Trasher and husband Kevin of Cleveland, Ruby Wells and husband Royce of Shepherd, Francis Johnston of Cleveland, brothers; Raymond Johnston, Billy Joe Johnston, grandchildren; Paige, Kyle, Lynndsey, Ryan, Taylor, Matthew, Cortney, great-grandchildren; Kynnle, Landon and Elli.

Services for Joyce Marie Johnston Myrick will be Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service from 9am to 10am.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Rhoden

Nina Louise Rhoden infant daughter of Tyler Ray Rhoden and Noah Elaine Wiggins passed away Thursday June 14, 2018 in Baytown, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather Gerold Frost Wiggins, and her great grandparents Mary Louise Rhoden and Barbara Ann Hintzel.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her parents as well as her grandparents Erika and Kenneth Thompson, Joe and Tara Long, Connie Wiggins, and Jennifer and Ronnie Pecor, her aunts April Drews, Ashlynn Rhoden, Sheila Thompson, Hannah Pecor, Brianna Pecor, and Ashley Thompson. Her uncles Carter McClendon, Dalton Drews, Zackery Rhoden, and Joshua Pecor. In addition she leaves her god parents Dustin Welch and Summer Stokes, and her great grandparents Tina and Harley Parker, Sandra and Allen Harwell, Alton and Steph Rhoden, Marvin Hintzel, Albert and Glennann Wiggins, Debbie & Jamie Sherrell, Gordon and Glenna Swaim, and Gerald and Joyce Foley.

A memorial service will be held 4PM Saturday July 7, 2018 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Pike

It is with great sadness the family of Aaron Walker Pike, age 50, announces his sudden passing on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at his home in Dayton, Texas.

Aaron is survived by his mother Judith Chovan, sister Candy Glenn, brother Carl Glenn, wife Barbara Pike, daughter Cara Pike, step-children Terrah Myron, Ricky Rode, Candice Rode, Shelby Rode, Tyler Golden, his adoring grandchildren Indy Donnelly, Jane Donnelly, Daniel Donnelly, Addie Myron and Brennan Myron, and many loving cousins, extended family and friends. Aaron was a loving son, brother, husband, father, step-father, Pee-Paw and friend to everyone – including all the neighborhood cats.

He was preceded in death by his brother Adam Pike and step-sister Shiloh Hightower.

Aaron was happiest when pursuing his passions, a few of these include fishing, hunting, cooking, being surrounded by friends and family and his beloved pets, Keats and Deats. He had a special way of teaching and pouring his vast knowledge into anyone who was lucky enough to listen – from teaching his grandkids how to best dig a tunnel through a sand pile, to explaining the dynamic theory of Gravity, and even the proper way to cook virtually anything. To those who knew him, there was hardly a question he did not know the answer to.

Aaron lived a short but thriving life full of adventure and experiences that far surpassed the average person. He had a brilliant mind that has left us too soon and will be truly missed.

The family would like to extend a special thank you and their sincerest gratitude towards a few of Aaron’s closest friends, Korby Proffitt, Paul Worley and Chad Fregia for being very accommodating and supportive during this difficult time.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 from 11:00am until 4:00pm at the Kenefick Civic Center. The cremation has taken place and the family intends to spread the ashes in Aaron’s most loved places: offshore and at Eleven Mile Canyon.

In Lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks donations be made to Mental Health America under the ‘Aaron Pike Memorial Fund’ that has been created in his honor. Donations can be made online by going to www.mentalhealthamerica.com, Selecting ‘Donate’ then ‘Add a Remembrance to a Bell of Hope Memorial’ and Searching for the fund name. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Bonnett

Charles “Chuck” Oliver Bonnett, 80, of Crosby, Texas, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his home, surrounded by family.

He was born on May 31, 1938 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Lester and Lilly Mae Merrill Bonnett.

After graduating high school, Charles proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He later started his career in the construction business, working as a superintendent for many years. Charles knew how to work hard and play hard. He was always tinkering, piddling and fixing anything and everything he could.

Charles enjoyed playing his guitar, traveling, hunting, fishing and camping. But what he loved most was spending time with his family. Charles will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Irvin “Glenn”, Kenneth Ray, Lelan Clarence “Pete” and Terry “Butch”; his sisters Dorothy Mae “Pinky”, Helen, Lillian, Mary “Sue”, and Anna “Jean”; and his loving wife of 50 years, Violet A. Bonnett. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his faithful and devoted companion Linda LaFoy; his daughters Dorothy Choate of Dayton, Texas and Linda Collins and husband Bob of Highlands, Texas; his grandchildren Cheyanne Volz and husband Tyler of Alliance, Nebraska, Emily Choate of Dayton, Texas, Jake Choate of Alliance, Nebraska, Chase Thompson and wife Kaitlyn of Pearland, Texas and Claire Collins and Robert Collins of Highlands, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of Chuck’s life will be held at 11am on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the First Baptist Church Highlands, 210 N. Magnolia Street, Highlands, Texas 77562.

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

Medina

Jodene Abney Medina, 41 of Dayton passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Houston.

She was born October 29, 1976 in Houston to parents, Charles Abney and Betty Kirkpatrick.

Services for Jodene will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with C.D. Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at Pace-Stancil.

Jodene was a lifelong resident of Dayton. She had worked as an administrative assistant for TDCJ. Jodene loved being with her family as her husband and sons were her heart. She enjoyed doing crafts and baking cakes for others. Jodene was a caretaker, practical joker, and always put other people first. Her amazing personality and devotion to her family and friends will be forever remembered by every person’s life she touched.

Jodene was preceded in death by her grandparents, John Henry Abney, JoAnn Abney, Bub and Jearldene Campbell; great aunt, Faye Neeley; mother, Betty Ruth Kirkpatrick; father-in-law, Mike Medina; uncles, Robert Campbell and Jerry Campbell; lifelong friends, Carrie Gohring and Jodi Griffin Maddox. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Michael Medina; her sons, Alec Medina and Ashton Medina along with their sweethearts Alexis Trevizo and Mattie McCaskill; her father and stepmother, Charles and Opal Abney; stepfather, Royce Kirkpatrick; sister, Wendy Finch and husband William; stepsisters, Alana Tyler and husband Mike and Ellen Winslow; stepbrothers, Russell Kirkpatrick and wife Katrina and Robert Kirkpatrick; also numerous nieces and nephews that adored their Aunt Jo Jo.

Brandon

Sheila Barrios Brandon departed this mortal life peacefully with her family by her side on June 21, 2018.

Born in Houston, TX on March 7, 1949, Sheila was preceded in death by her parents Gerald and Doris Barrios, sister Nancy Jo Barrios, nephew Jared Brandon and stepmother Vernie Barrios. She married Don Brandon of Anahuac on August 18, 1972, whom she loved with all her heart through their 45 years of marriage.

Sheila enjoyed a long career with Anahuac National Bank and was always the bank’s Ambassador. Sheila served on the AISD School Board and was the Publicity Chairman for Texas Gatorfest. Sheila could always be counted on to serve in the community and her church. One of her proudest accomplishments was “Ms. B’s Pre-School”. Always a storyteller, her stories about her pre-schoolers were some of her best.

Dearly loved by her family, Sheila was affectionately known as BB by her grandkids and as “Ms. B” by others. It was her passion to instill in her children and grandchildren the joy of laughter and the importance of responsibility, character and humility. Sheila is remembered for her larger-than-life personality, colorful storytelling, love for entertaining and her ability to offer cherished advice.

Sheila attended Elementary and Jr. High in Liberty, graduated from East Chambers High School in Winnie and attended Stephen F. Austin University. Always a wealth of information, it was a well-known fact that before there was “Google” there was “Ms. B”.

Sheila was very thankful that God blessed her with a long, rich and happy life. She is survived by her husband Don; three beloved children: Michelle Brandon; Mary Beth Bess and husband Brandon; Keller Brandon and wife Lauren; seven adored grandchildren: Austen, Ethan, Marshall, Walker, Mattie, Harlee Jo and Hayden; sister Geri Weaver and husband Gary; and brothers Barry Barrios, David Rogers and partner John, and Jack Rogers and wife Belinda; and a host of family and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 9am until 11am at the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, 204 Trinity Street, Anahuac, TX. A celebration of Sheila’s life will immediately follow at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Sheila’s memory to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 609, Anahuac, TX 77514.

Symmank

Joe Edward Symmank, 74, of Dayton passed away June 20, 2018 in Houston.

Joe was born December 23, 1943 in Van Vleck, Texas to parents August Johnnie and Lenora Beahler Symmank.

Services for Joe will be 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with interment to follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Pace-Stancil. Members of the Masonic Lodge will be serving as pallbearers for Joe.

Joe grew up in Van Vleck and had been a long time resident of Dayton. He served during the Vietnam Era in the United States Army. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge # 825, really loved his lodge brothers and enjoyed all of their activities together. Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting, and dancing. Most of all he loved to be outside gardening and being with his family and grandchildren.

Mr. Symmank was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Butch Symmank, Steele Hudnall, David Hudnall, Charlie Hudnall, Perry Hudnall and Jerry Hudnall; sisters, Margie Hudnall, Flora Albreght, Lessie Hudnall and Betty Jean Watt. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Neta Kay Symmank of Dayton; daughters, Wendy Dupree and husband Bobby and Heather Walker; grandchildren, Sophia and Gracie Dupree and Cameron Walker; brothers, Jimmy Hudnall and wife Julie, George Hudnall and wife Susan and Robert Hudnall and wife Carol; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Frye

Emery Lee Frye age 45 of Liberty passed away Friday June 22, 2018 at Liberty Dayton Hospital.

Emery was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky March 13, 1973 the son of Emery Gene Frye and Mildred Sue Robinson Frye. Emery enjoyed music, art, history, and was extremely intelligent. He also enjoyed learning and spending time in nature. Emery was a member of Fathers House Church in Liberty and was a past volunteer Firefighter in Jefferson, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father Emery Gene Frye.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother Mildred Frye of Liberty, sister Susan Benoit and her husband Edmund of Liberty, daughter Neveah Rayne Frye of Copperas Cove, Texas, a longtime friend Chrissy Aguirre of Copperas Cove, Texas, niece Shelby Benoit Caldwell and a nephew Edmund JohnRay Benoit. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

A memorial Service for Emery will be celebrated 11AM Wednesday June 27, 2018 at Father House Church, Jefferson Dr. Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Thornton

Annie Frances Jordan Thornton, 89, of Dayton passed away Friday, June 21, 2018 in Kingwood, Texas. Mrs. Thornton was born July 19, 1928 to parents, Clarence and Henrietta Barnes Jordan.

Graveside service for Mrs. Thornton will be 12 noon, Monday, June 25, 2018 at French Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thornton had been a resident of Kenefick for over 75 years. She was a member of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church, former member of Eastern Star and was always active in the Kenefick Civic activities. She enjoyed cooking for big family gathering and listening to old time gospel and country music but most of all in her later years she enjoyed shopping. Frances and Skeet her husband of over 70 years always enjoyed dancing.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lloyd “Skeet” Thornton; sons Ronald Lloyd Thornton and Perry Edward Thornton; brother R.C. Jordan; and sister Inez Swanson. She is survived by her son, Tootie Thornton and wife Charlotte; daughters, Peggy Ilene Dobbs and Regina K. Thornton; daughter-in-law, Becky Thornton; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jones

Mary Margaret Jones, 81, of Vidor, Texas passed away Thursday June 14, 2018. with her family by her side.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 26, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. at Woodcrest United Methodist Church in Lumberton with Reverend Charles Jordan officiating.

Margaret had lived in Vidor most of her life. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry Thomas Hicks Sr. and Emily Loden, her sons Donald Forman and Jimmy Jones, her brothers Beau Hicks and Wayne Hicks and sisters Joyce Monteau and Sandra Jackson.

She is survived by her three daughters; Penny Mishio and husband Dickie of Liberty, Joy Matlock of Vidor and Melissa King and husband Timmy of Hardin. She is also survived by her grandkids Brandy, Jamie, Joshua, Ashley, Emily, Maggie, Cody, Magan, Kassandra, Luke and James Kelly along with 17 great-grandkids.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary Margaret Jones please visit our Sympathy Store at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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.
"Earning your trust one family at a time."

Wheeler

Dorothy Dianne Wheeler, 92, of Sour Lake, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at her residence with her family by her side.

A native of Honolulu, Hawaii she had lived in Sour Lake since 1996 and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joaquin Bee and Kalani Adolpho, brothers, Joaquin Bee, William Bee. Sisters, Shirley Soraes and Violet Soraes.

Survivors are husband Archie Wheeler of Sour Lake; son Troy Martinez of Hawaii; daughter Laura Samler of Hawaii; and sister Irene Wigham of Washington.
Grandchildren Eric Martinez, Mark Martinez, Samson Samler, Savannah Belin, Joshua Samler, Kachina Wolf, Chasity Shipman. Great grandchildren: 14, great great grandchildren: 3.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dorothy Dianne Wheeler 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.

Hicks

Kenneth Earl James Hicks Sr, 59, of Liberty, passed on Sunday, June 17, 2018, with his family by his side.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. at 3:00 P.M. with David Forrest officiating. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 2:00 P.M. until service time.

He is preceded in death by his father, Earl Hicks; mother, Geraldine “Jerry” Hicks; his sister, Pennye Falcon; son, “Buddy” Kenneth Earl James Hicks Jr; and brother-in-law, Thomas Broussard

Those left to cherish his memory are; wife, Sherlene Hicks; children, Kimberly Hicks Denais, Sheree Spurlock and husband Dustin, and JoAnna Williamson and husband James; son-in-law, Damian Denais; 14 grandchildren, Zachary, Rylie, and Buddy Denais, Kadee, Brett, and Jacob Peak, Jordan, Kali, and Braeli Spurlock, Devinne, Jacob, and Brandon Leger, Logan and Casey Williamson; 2 great-grandchildren, Landon and Brantley Williamson; three sisters, Jenny Broussard, Tammis Willis and husband Gary, and Pam Daigle and husband Kevin; goddaughter, Krystal Savoy; his fur-panion, Chloe; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.
Following the Memorial Service, the family will be gathering at The Pentecostal Tabernacle 2776 F.M. 2830 N. Liberty Texas 77575.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kenneth Earl Hicks 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.

Jones

Mary Margaret Jones, 81, of Vidor, Texas passed away Thursday June 14, 2018. with her family by her side.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 26, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. at Woodcrest United Methodist Church in Lumberton with Reverend Charles Jordan officiating.

Margaret had lived in Vidor most of her life. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry Thomas Hicks Sr. and Emily Loden, her sons Donald Forman and Jimmy Jones, her brothers Beau Hicks and Wayne Hicks and sisters Joyce Monteau and Sandra Jackson.

She is survived by her three daughters; Penny Mishio and husband Dickie of Liberty, Joy Matlock of Vidor and Melissa King and husband Timmy of Hardin. She is also survived by her grandkids Brandy, Jamie, Joshua, Ashley, Emily, Maggie, Cody, Magan, Kassandra, Luke and James Kelly along with 17 great-grandkids.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary Margaret Jones 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

Neal

Bobby Ray Neal, 73 of Dayton passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2018 at home in Dayton.

He was born March 23, 1945 in Lufkin, Texas to parents, Leo and Reba Green Neal.

Service for Mr. Neal will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Bobby had been a resident of Dayton since 2003 and was previously of Belton. He served in the United States Army for 3 years and was a very proud member of the America Legion Post 512 where he served as Sergeant at Arms. Bobby had worked as a federal firefighter in. Ft. Hood for over 20 years. He enjoyed woodworking and making clocks. Most of all he loved his family especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Neal was preceded in death by his parents, son Bobby Ralph Neal; brother Eddie Neal and sister Molly Jo Neal. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Regeina Neal of Dayton; daughters, Pamela Ochoa, Sandra Chivers and husband Billy W. and Genia Neal; brother, Billy Neal and wife Patricia; sister-in-law, LouAnn Emanis and husband Mike; grandchildren, Julie Swan, Ashley Chivers and wife Robin, Billy Ray Chivers, John Chivers and wife Mercedes, Lane Chivers, Kelly Chivers, Evan Eustice, and Alexa Eustice; great grandchildren, Gabby Ochoa, Kyrie Chivers, and Kendall Chivers; nephews, Bobby Emanis, Scottie Emanis, Casey Neal and Chad Neal; nieces, Crystal Martinez, Brandy Lucas, and Shanna Johnson; numerous other relatives and friends.

Strawder

Germaine “Faye “ Strawder, a native of Liberty, was born November 23, 2017 to Albert and Germaine Williams in Liberty, Texas.

She was a graduate of Carter G. Woodson High School and an all around individual throughout her high school years.  Germaine resided in Missouri City, Texas with her husband, Ransom Strawder, until her death on June 18, 2018 in Methodist Hospital – Sugarland Texas.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother Albert & Germaine Williams, six brothers: Albert Jr. (Bookee), Raymond Sr. (Red), Alvin, Elmer (B.B.), Harold (Butch) and David Williams; three sisters: Orezia and Thelma Williams, Geneva (Jean) Dorsey.

She leaves to cherish her memory, husband - Ransom Strawder, two daughters: Delargo Dunn and Marlo Strawder of Chicago, IL.  three sisters: Mildred Caudillo - Long Beach, Ca.,  Shirley Biley (Carlton Sr.)  - Orville, Ca. and Virgie Boutte - Raywood,  Tx.; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.  She will lie-in-state Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am in Holy Family Catholic Church, 1510 5th St.; Missouri City, Texas; Rosary at 10:30am - Mass will follow - 11:00am.  

Fr. Joy, O.S.H. officiating.

Interment – Sacred Catholic Church Cemetery, Raywood, 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.

Votaw

Willis Lee Votaw, 88, of Dayton passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Liberty.

Willis was born May 17, 1930 in Dayton to parents, Jake and Gertrude Greer Votaw.

Graveside services for Willis will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2018 at French Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Mr. Votaw had lived in Kenefick for about 30 years and had previously lived in Hardin. He had been employed by the county.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, James J. Votaw and Harold L. Votaw; and his wife, Trudy Votaw. He is survived by his brother, Vernon Votaw, sisters, Marie Lewis and husband H.C., Carolyn Osborn and husband V.R. and Nelda DeRiso and husband Michael; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Spears

Loy Lee Spears, 81, of Dayton passed away peacefully, Monday, June 18, 2018.

He was born November 7, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas to parents, Arlie Richard Spears and Edith Corrine Henderson Spears. Service for Mr. Spears will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening of June 20, 2018 at Pace-Stancil in Dayton, Texas.

Loy had been a resident of Dayton for 47 years after moving from Levelland, Texas where he worked in the family business of Spears Pump Company. Loy was a Levelland Lobo class of 1954-55. Loy retired from Gulf/Chevron where he worked as a supervisor for over 30 years. He loved his family and his world revolved around his grandkids which he supported in all their activities. Pawpaw as he was fondly called by all kids, was a true Dayton Bronco fan, attending all sports from little league through high school and college. Loy loved to teach hunting, fishing, and farming. He sported a large garden every year and supplied vegetables to his neighbors. He was most definitely a people person and enjoyed drinking coffee with the local business people and bragging about the Broncos. Music was always a part of his childhood and he played the guitar and fiddle. He also liked to show off his country yodel.

Mr. Spears was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Denise Spears. He is survived by his daughters, Trudie Dewey and husband Billy and Danna Ferris and husband Mark; grandchildren, Brittany Dewey, Erin Janik and husband Dustin, Andrew Dewey, and Matthew Ferris; brothers, Arnold Spears and wife Myrtie, Elton Spears and wife Jeanie, Jack Spears and wife Linda; sisters, Frankie Pond, Geneva Spears, and B.J. Sandlehop and husband Garland; cousin, Fred Spears; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thomas

Judy Diane Thomas, 55 of Baytown, Texas, received her angel wings on June 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 7, 1962, to the late Thurman and Mittie Lou Williams in Angleton, Texas. Judy loved her family and adored her grandkids. She loved numbers so much she became a tax accountant, working at H&R Block for many years. Judy loved fishing, gardening, crocheting, listening to music, and the color yellow. She never met a stranger, she was outgoing and very vibrant. Judy had a huge personality and got along with everyone. She was very passionate, smart and had a beautiful soul.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Terrie Huntley. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughter Laura Cunningham and husband Chris Moore of Baytown; her brother Chris Williams of Anahuac; grandchildren Cheyenne and Christopher Cunningham; her aunt Judy and uncle Bob Wallace of Wallisville; and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 4pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Tilton Cemetery located in Old River-Winfree.

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

Hawkins

Magdalen Allison Hawkins, age 61, formerly of Liberty passed away June 16, 2018 at Regent Care Center in The Woodlands, TX. 

Magdalen was born June 19, 1956 in Liberty, TX daughter of the late William Anthony Allison and Florence Agnes Michalka Allison.  She attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Liberty up to the sixth grade and then went on to public school in Liberty.  She graduated from Liberty High School in 1975 and then went on to attend two years of college at Sam Houston State University.  Magdalen worked for Judge I.B. Carroll as his secretary and then was a homemaker.  She always had one of the biggest smiles a person could have.  She loved her family more than anything else.

Magdalen was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Donald Hawkins, sister; Margaret Allison Williams and brother; Dennis William Allison.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving daughter; Stephanie Dueboay Glover and husband Joey of Livingston, TX, brothers; Kenneth Allison and wife Kathleen of St. Augustine, FL, Tim Allison and wife Pat of Liberty, David Allison and wife Mary Ann of Liberty, sisters; Elizabeth Allen and husband Dr. J.H. Allen, Nancy Scull and husband Walter, Ruth Ann Person and husband Stephen, grandchildren; Carter Brandburg, Madeline Glover, Jayden Glover and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Magdalen Allison Hawkins will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father David Edwards officiating.  Burial will follow at Liberty Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 5:30pm to 8pm with rosary service beginning at 5pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

 
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