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Chavez

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

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

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

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

DeHoyos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christ

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dowdell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dickson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mooring

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smith

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

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

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

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

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

Interment will follow in Huffman Cemetery. 

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

Nguyen

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

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

He is survived by one sister and two brothers.

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

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

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

Vines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abernathy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rite of committal will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

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

Meadows

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

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

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

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

Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Byford

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

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

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

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

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

Perk

Stephen Edward Perk, 63, of Kenefick, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with graveside services at 1:00 p.m., Friday, at the Brazoria Cemetery in Brazoria. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Stephen was born October 17, 1951 in Freeport, a former resident of Seabrook, and has resided in Kenefick for the past 17 years. He was a graduate of Brazosport High School class of 1970, received an associate degree from Brazosport College, a retired electrician from ODJFELL-Baytank, a member of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church, and a former Jaycee. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, BBQs, gardening, and surfing.

Mr. Perk was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 27 years: Rhonda G. Harrell Perk, and grandson: Taylor Ray Hendon. He is survived by daughters: Michelle Ann Bailey of Dickinson, Tresa Marie Johnson and husband Walter of Houston, Jennifer Donea Davis and husband William of Deer Park, Katherine Elizabeth Perk of Houston and Crystal Renee’ Perk of Houston, son: Richard Brett Hendon of Deer Park, brothers: Glenn Perk, Vincent Perk, Roger Perk, and Kenneth Perk, sisters: Marcia Peltier, Barbara Perk, and Carol Lundy, grandchildren: Travis Bailey, Jessica Hernandez, Kelsey Johnson, Kayla Bailey, Jacob Hernandez, and Brooklyn Hendon, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Roark

Keri Beth Roark, 30, of Trout, Louisiana, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Shelby County, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with services concluding thereafter. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Keri was born April 13, 1984 in Urania, Louisiana, to parents; Terry L. and Christine E. Fingleman Roark, a former resident of LaPorte, and has resided in Trout, Louisiana for the past year. She was a housekeeper for LaSalle Nursing Home and attended the Maranatha Church. She also enjoyed music, computers, and cooking.

Miss Roark was preceded in death by her grandparents: Ed and Eunice Fingleman and Thurman and Lila Roark, father: Terry Lynn Roark, and son: Sevyn Herndon. She is survived by her mother: Christine E. Roark of Trout, Louisiana, son: Cade Herndon of Trout, Louisiana, brothers: Sam Roark and wife Lori of Jena, Louisiana and David Roark and wife Camille of Quitman, Louisiana, sister: Jenny Roark of Trout, Louisiana, special cousin: Ashley Scales of Jena, Louisiana, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire donations may be made to a scholarship account for Keri’s son being opened at the Catahoula-LaSalle Bank at 3285 North First St., Jena LA 71342, 318-992-6181, in Keri’s name.

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

Gandy

Carroll D. “Doug” Gandy, 58, of Dayton, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at the University Hospital in San Antonio.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.  Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, at the Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home ii Dayton.

Doug was born December 25, 1956 in Kountze, to parents; Walter Ray and Winnie Nell Bryant Gandy, a former resident of Pasadena, and has resided in Dayton for the past 29 years.  He was a graduate of the Sam Rayburn High School class of 1975, had attended San Jacinto Community College, a retired technician from Exxon-Mobil, and member of Eagle Heights Fellowship.  Doug also participated with the Dayton Young Farmers, Eastgate 4H, Texas Young Farmers, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and the Trinity Valley Exposition.  He enjoyed travel, fishing, and hunting.

Mr. Gandy was preceded in death by his parents and brother:  Tim Gandy.  He is survived by his wife of 30 years:  Donna Johnson Gandy of Dayton, daughter:  Sabrina Bush and husband Matt of Dayton, sons:  David Holloway and wife Nicole of Baytown, Bobby Loun of Baytown, and Joey Kelley of Dayton, brother:  Larry Gandy of Lake Jackson, sisters:  Wendy Kruta of Oklahoma, Ann Perkins of Oklahoma, and Patricia Inman of Baytown, grandchildren:  Tyler, Elizabeth, Allen, Avery, Rylen, Aubrei, Chandler, Mason, Kendall, and Mackenzie, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire donations may be made to the Eagle Heights Fellowship at 14120 TX-146, Dayton, TX 77535, or online at http://www.ehflive.com/giving , in Doug’s name.

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

Ellzey

Justin Wayne Ellzey 16 of Liberty, died on Friday April 10, 2015 in Liberty.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 200P.M. at Pentecostal Tabernacle located on FM 2830 Liberty, Texas. Interment will follow at Monroe-Fregia Cemetery of Liberty. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday April 14, 2015 starting at 5:00 P.M. at the church.

A native of Baytown, he had lived in Liberty, most of his life and was a student at Liberty High School.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward Whitmire and Betty Lou Fregia.

He is survived by his parents, Preston and Mary Ellzey of Liberty, sister, Savannah LeAnne Ellzey of Liberty and boyfriend Triston Shaw of Logansport, La. Grandparents, Brice and Louise Ellzey of Many, La, and Raymond and Shirley Fregia of Batson.Grandmother, Barbara Ellzey of Many, La. Godparents. Lynn and Debra Fregia of Daisetta, and a host of uncles, aunts, cousin and friends. Serving as pallbearers are Cade Geoffroy, T.J. Fregia, Walker Hippler, Derek Vail, Garrett Vail, Seth Vail, Bubba Taylor, and Dakota Fregia. Honorary pallbearers are Adam Hippler, James Bellis, Tony Alpha, Lynn Fregia, Dillon Rawlinson, James Tousha, Terry Don Fregia.

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

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

Dever

Jewel Lorida Dever, age 91 of Dayton, Texas, died Friday, April 10, 2015.

She was born June 9, 1923 in Hightower, Texas to parents Charlie and Ida Sackett who preceded her in death along with her husband, Bill Dever; sister, Ruby Alexander; and brother, John L. Sackett.

Survivors include her daughter, Rita Gilbert; sons, Billy Dever and Larry Dever; brother, Willard Sackett and wife Margie; grandchildren, Dennis Gilbert and wife Cheryl Gilbert, Sam Dever and fiancé Kelly Williams, and Leslie Dever; great-grandchildren, Esther Gilbert, Micah Gilbert, Ali McClendon and Kailey Delk; caregivers, Glenda Vines, Caroline Franklin, and Karen Moore; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Brother Dennis Gilbert and Brother Carl Williamson will preside over funeral services held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Dayton, Texas.

Crabb

Carry Allen Crabb 42 of Kountze, Texas died on Wednesday April, 8, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday April 14, 2015 at Roadside Memorial Baptist Church of Saratoga at 2:00 P.M. with Chaplain Jerry Fenter and Reverend Nathan Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze, Texas. The family will be receiving friends Monday April 13, 2015 from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. also at the church.

Cary lived in Hardin County for a number of years. Cary was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Brenda Fowler and nephew, James Sangwin, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Belynda Crabb of Kountze, his two special dogs, Hanna and cookie and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Serving as pallbearers are Michael "Tazer" Aldrich, Hudie Ener, Gerald Ener,
Tyler Gibson, John Boy Fowler, Alan Cartlidge and J.T. Messer. Honorary pallbearers are
David Freeman, A.J. Cartlidge, Jacoby Cartlidge, Christopher Fowler, Eli Fowler, Travis Sangwin, Lonnie Carver, Topher Gibson and Victor Gibson.

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

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

Turner

Ellen Fay Turner age 92 died Sunday April 12, 2015 at Liberty Health Care.

Ellen was born December 17, 1922 in Oceola, Arkansas the daughter of the late Fred Douglas Shelfer and Hannah Elsie Williams Shelfer. Ellen was a great cook, who always went all out during the holidays. She enjoyed children, caring for all her grandchildren as well as other children. She also enjoyed playing bingo at Liberty Health Care.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her beloved husband Robert Hollis Turner, brothers; Otis H. Shelfer, Ernest H. Shelfer, Lou Shelfer, sister Helen Plumlee and a daughter-in-law Carol Turner.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son Jimmy Ray Turner, daughters Elizabeth Sims husband Otis, Phonie A. McAllister husband Dennis, Ann Scott husband Tony, Frances Russell husband Bill, and Robbie Barnett and husband Donnie. She also leaves fifteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, ten great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held Wednesday April 15, 2015 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty. A funeral service will be held 2PM Thursday April 16, 2015 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be made online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Stephens

Bertchel Stephens 90 of Sour Lake, died Thursday April, 9, 2015 at her residence.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday April, 11, 2015 at 10:00 A,M. at Faith & Family Chapel with Reverend James Votaw officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Ridge cemetery in Sour Lake. The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 10, 2015 from 5:00P,M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Shoestring, TX she had lived in Sour Lake, most of her life. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Sour Lake United Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by her sons Herbert Castolina and wife Barbara of Gulf Port, Ms, and Barney Stephens of Sour Lake. Grandchildren are Troy, Tonya, Theresa, Tammy, Raymond, and fifteen great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Raymond Stephens, David Bandy Sr, David Bandy Jr, Paul McCullough, Johnny McCullough and Troy Castolina.

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

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

Newton

Andy Carl Newton 60, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at his home at Smith Point and he was born on July 15, 1954 in Orange, Texas.

Andy had worked in the commercial fishing industry as well as construction.  In his younger days he was a horse trainer in Vinton, LA. He enjoyed gardening and cooking.  Andy was preceded in death by his father Bill Earl Newton and sister Becky Viator.

He is survived by his mother Vergie Stelly and step-father Lee Stelly, of Port Acres; step-mother Beth Newton, of Smith Point; brothers Wendell Earl Newton, Patrick Stelly and Toby Lee Stelly; sisters Karen Douglass, of Vinton LA., Christine Broussard, of Port Acres and Ann Newton, of Smith Point; daughter Tiffany Rangel and husband Jose; son Joseph Newton; granddaughters Destiny, Layla and Lexi and grandson Dominic Gage.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
Andy’s best friend was his faithful dog, “Bella”.

A memorial service will be held on April 21, 2015 in Anahuac at Sterling Funeral Home at 4:00 PM.

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

Doyle

Billy Ray Doyle, age 48 of Houston, Texas, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

He was born February 23, 1967 to parents Billy Gene Doyle and Artie Lee Hall who preceded him in death.

Survivors include the step mother, Jeanette Doyle of College Station; daughter, Stephanie Smith; brothers, William C. Doyle of Shepherd and Charles Doyle; sister, Julie Ann Davis of Shepherd; numerous nieces and nephews.     

Brother Jimmy Smith will preside over funeral services held 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 at Shepherd United Methodist Church, Shepherd, Texas. Interment will follow at Farley Chapel, Shepherd, Texas. Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday April 13, 2015 at Shepherd United Methodist Church, Shepherd, Texas.

Ainsworth

Nelda Kay Ainsworth, age 61 of Hardin, died April 9, 2015 in Baytown, TX. 

Nelda was born February 10, 1954 in Liberty, TX, daughter of the late Lee Ernest Ainsworth and Nelda Finley Ainsworth.  Nelda graduated from Hardin High School in 1972 and was a bar tender.  She was a member of the Liberty Elk’s Lodge and loved her music and loved to cook.  Nelda enjoyed doing crafts and was always very giving in her ways.  Nelda spent so much of her time raising money for different benefits for the community.  Nelda loved her family, especially her grandkids.  She will be missed by all.

Nelda was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter; Nevaeh Keith, and brother; Harry Lee Ainsworth. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter; Shanna Keith and husband Brian of Hardin, sister-in-law; Rhonda Ainsworth, grandchildren; Wyatt, Christian and Brian Keith, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Services for Nelda Kay Ainsworth will be Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Moss Hill Community Cemetery.  Brother Kent Brown will be officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel at Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Birdwell

Michelle Denean Broussard Birdwell 48 of Daisetta, Texas, died on Monday April 6, 2015 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday April, 10, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Cornerstone Church 1693 Hwy 146 Bypass Liberty, with Pastor Mike Glazener officiating. Intermentwill follow at 10:00 A.M. Monday April 13, 2015 at Guedry cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday April, 9, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. until 9 00 P.M. at Cornerstone church.
A native of Amarillo, she had lived in Daisetta for three years and was a Landlord.

She was preceded in death by her son Evan Ross; father Tommy Higdon.

She is survived by her husband Marlin Birdwell of Daisetta; mother Sherry Penn of Temple; mother-in-law Pauline Birdwell of San Augustine. Daughters Brooklynn Kerr of Granbury; Faith Miller and Hope Miller both of Daisetta. Step-daughters Rebekah Birdwell, Shelby Birdwell, and Brooke Birdwell all of San Augustine. Spiritual daughter Krissy Parrish of Daisetta. Step-son Luke Birdwell of Hemphill. Step-brothers Casey and Curt Storm both of Houston; spiritual sister Wendy Moor of Hull; and spiritual grandson Kendryck Parrish of Daisetta.

Serving as pallbearers are Dustin Lopez, Joshua Christian, David Rogers, Phillip Wittman, Rogelio Aguirre, and Donald Robinette.

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

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

Cooper

Gerald Cooper, 81, of Tarkington, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at home.

Services will be held at Pace Stancil, Cleveland, Monday, April 13, 2015 with interment to follow at Ryan Cemetery. Brother Byron Reeves, formerly of Rural Shade Baptist Church, will preside. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace Stancil.

Gerald was born on July 12, 1934, in Gonzales, Texas, to Earl Cooper and Ida (Odom Cooper) White. Raised by step-dad John “Son” White and Ida (Odom Cooper) White, he grew up on a dairy farm, milking cows, picking cotton, working at the sawmill. He became an electrical contractor. He married Carolyn Willard on November 20, 1953 in Houston, Texas. They lived 44 years in Humble, Texas, owning and operating the Humble Electric Company and Jetero Beauty Salon. Gerald helped organize the Old Humble Road Volunteer Fire Department, serving as their Fire Chief for 33 years through it becoming Eastex Volunteer Fire Department. 

Gerald enjoyed calf roping, trail rides and square dancing. He served as the Trail Boss for the Old Humble Road Rough Riders, riding in the Salt Grass Trail Ride every year. Gerald and Carolyn retired to Tarkington in 1997.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Carolyn; children: Gerald Wayne Cooper and wife, Brenda; Cindy Walker and husband, Gary; Belinda Goolsby and husband, Larry; Matthew Cooper and wife, Jamie. Grandchildren: Mitchell Cooper, Randa Ward, Joshua Walker, Joseph Walker, Jason Walker, Amanda Lovell, Jessica Schulze, Laressia Martin, Jacob Goolsby, Dillen Cooper, Cameron Cooper, Ryan Cooper and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Cooper and Ida Odom Cooper, brothers, Earl Cooper Jr., Harvel “Skeeter” Cooper, Eldridge Cooper and Wayne White, and grandson Jerritt Goolsby.

Taylor

Morgan Taylor beloved husband, brother, son, and father, at age 53 passed away March 30, 2015 in Alexandria, Egypt.

Morgan was born March 20, 1962 in Jackson, Mississippi the son of the late William Charlton Taylor III and Sally Morgan Taylor. Morgan enjoyed anything outdoors especially being on the water. He also enjoyed traveling, being with friends, working on his truck, scuba diving, and people watching.  Morgan has worked the past twenty six years as a Director for Vanity Fair Corporations. During his years with Vanity Fair he has worked and lived in Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Honduras, Mexico, Wisconsin, and Egypt.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of thirty years, Donna Taylor, mother Sally Taylor, son Morgan Taylor, daughter Meridath Taylor and husband John Milner, sisters, Beth Sullivant and Suzanne Snider. He also leaves his four nephews; Ben Sullivant, Bryan Sullivant, Michael Snider, and Jeffrey Snider. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be held 11AM Thursday April 9, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Liberty. Cremation services have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

McCreight

Mary Ellen Guedry McCreight 74 of Hull, Texas, went to be with our Lord and Savior Saturday April, 4, 2015.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday April, 8, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Calvary Tabernacle Ministries 28333 FM 770 Batson, with Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth and Reverend Ronald Bordes officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery of Batson.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday April 7, 2015 from 6:00P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Calvary Tabernacle Ministries.
A native of Batson, she had lived in Hull for fifty-eight years and was a homemaker. She enjoyed and loved being with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband A.W. McCreight; parents Eugene Guedry Sr. and Gladys Kindle; and great-grandson J.P. Lupher.

Survivors include son Weldon McCreight and wife Renee of Humble; daughters Laura Crawford and husband Wayne of Batson and Jo Beth Dowdell and fiancé Ricky Fregia of Hull; brothers Eugene Guedry Jr. of Rowlett, Texas, and John Guedry and wife Teri of Huntsville; sister Dorothy Hobbs and husband Raymond of Batson; grandchildren Rashona McCreight, Derek McCreight, and fiance' Christina Ener, Hunter Dowdell, Kelly Lupher and husband Jake; great-grandchildren Taylor McCreight, Nicholas McCreight, and Jace Lupher along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Bobby Chesson, Jacob Bordes, Jerid Bordes, Ricky Fregia, David Meadows, and Harvey Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Derek McCreight and Hunter Dowdell.

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

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

Maddox

Carolyn Maddox, 69, of Liberty, died Sunday, April 5, 2015 in a local hospital in Beaumont, Texas. 

Carolyn was born on April 14, 1945 in Port Arthur, Texas to Carl and Mertie Bracewell.  She enjoyed gardening, quilting, fishing, reading and was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sisters, son David King and grandson Kyler King.

She is survived by her sons Wes King and wife Robbie and Tony King and wife Darla; sisters Louise and Dorothy; brothers Buddy and Carl; grandchildren Cari Trahan, Weston, Jessica, Devin King and four great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, with Pastor Danny Biddy officiating.

Serving as Pallbearers for Mrs. Maddox will be D.R. Peddy, Mike Wheat, Mike Bracewell, Leon Moulton, Chris Reioux and E.J. King.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Lowe

Richard Lowe 68, of Saratoga, Texas died on Friday April 3, 2015 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas-Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday April, 6, 2015, at 2:00P.M. at West End Baptist Church, 13189 Cotton Road Saratoga, Texas with Reverend Bill Fabriguze and Reverend Nathan Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket, Texas. The family will be receiving friends also on Monday April 6, 2015 from 11:00A.M. until time of service at the church.

Richard was born March 24, 1947 in Buna, Texas to Lonnie Lee Lowe and Ida Lee Boyd. He had lived in Saratoga, Texas most of his life and worked in the oilfield as a Roughneck, and was a member of the Grayburg Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, George Lowe and Lonnie Lowe and one sister, Delores Jackson.

Survivors are his wife of forty-eight years Elaine Lowe of Saratoga, Texas, son, Walter Lowe and wife Dawn of Thicket, Texas. Daughter, Robin Johnson and husband Jeff of Water Town, Tennessee, brother, Lewis Wayne Lowe of Oak Grove, Louisiana. Sisters, Belinda Parsons of Saratoga, Texas, Sara Lee Boyd of Jasper, Texas. Grandchildren are Justin Johnson and wife Kelsi, Caleb Johnson, Lucas Lowe, and Janet Lowe, and one great- grandchild, McKenna Grace Lowe and Brantlee Shuster. Serving as pallbearers are Caleb Johnson, Justin Johnson, Lucas Lowe, Matthew Wilson, Josh Bowman, and Andy Jackson.

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

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

Alford

Melvin Daniel Alford 62, of Liberty, Texas died on Tuesday March, 31, 2015 at his residence in Liberty.

A native of Dayton, Texas he had lived in Liberty, and was Warehouse Manager for D&D Systems of Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas Alford and Juana Padon, his sisters, Lynn Ramos, Linda Alford, and brother, Robert Alford.

Survivors are his partner, Karen Peak of Liberty, son, Robert Daniel Alford of Liberty, daughter, Misty AL-Mahdawi and husband Mohammad of Houston. Brothers, L.C. Alford and wife Lynn of Liberty, and Sam Alford and wife Barbara of Hardin. Sisters, Gail Foxworth of Galveston, and Alma Villarreal of Dayton. Grandchildren are Christopher Barton, Marie Barton, Serenity Anne Barton, Gabriel Kyle Alford, Billy Alford, Daniel Alford, and Dusty Alford. Cremation service under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc.

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

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

Kaufman

Florence Beatrice Rives Kaufman, 92, of Liberty, Texas died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. 

She was born on January 12, 1923 to Wallace Oliver Rives and Ella Pet Cessna Rives in Hardin, Texas.

Florence (Flo) was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George Richard Kaufman, sons Murry Gene Kaufman and Allen Kent Kaufman (infant), grandson Curtis Brian Kaufman, brothers Allen Rives and Bennie Rives, and sisters Ruby Lee Price and Janell Hunt. 

She is survived by her grandchildren, Kelly Reynolds and husband David, Justin Kaufman and fiancé Tiffany Davis, and Kyle Kaufman; great grandchildren Kassie Watson and husband Raymond, Hannah Thomas, Tyler Kaufman and Kayli Kaufman; brother James Rives and wife Bobbie; sister Annie Jo Davis; brother-in-law Dowell Hunt; sisters-in-law Letha Rives and Norma Rives; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends, including her very best friend Mildred Hadley whom she loved dearly.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

A visitation with the family and friends will be on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 a.m. at Hardin United Methodist Church with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating.

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

Matheson

Permelia Ann Stanley Matheson, at the age of 75, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Houston Hospice following a brave battle against thyroid cancer.

A lifelong resident of Anahuac, Texas, born on September 19, 1939, to Octavia Elizabeth Fahring and Jack E. Stanley.

Permelia is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jon Matheson, her sons Jerry Matheson and Ed Matheson, grandchildren Brittany Matheson, Josh Matheson, Blake Matheson, and Summer Matheson, sisters Carolyn Plato, Georgia Clapper and husband, Rob, and brother Jack Stanley and wife Carol and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jon Mark Matheson, her grandparents, G. H. Fahring, M.D., grandmother, Permelia Octavia Fahring, mother, Octavia Fahring Stanley, father, Jack Edwin Stanley, Sr., and brother, George Lloyd Stanley.
She graduated from Anahuac High School and received her Masters of Science in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, and Superintendent’s Certificate from Lamar University.

Permelia taught Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics at Gilmer ISD, Anahuac ISD and Goose Creek ISD. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Anahuac, Texas and a dedicated church pianist most recently for Trinity Baptist Church in Arcata, California and Oak Island Baptist Church.

She was a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, a Rainbow Girl, Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, Texas State Teacher’s Association, and a proud member of the conservative Republican Party.

Her joys included traveling with her children and grandchildren, gardening at her California summer home, and being with her family and friends. Music was her great talent for which she will be long remembered.

The family extends its appreciation and thanks to the doctors and staff of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Hospice for their care and support and to Carolyn Plato who was with her from the beginning of the battle against cancer that has now ended.

A visitation with the family will be on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 4, 2015 in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church, 400 S Magnolia Ave., with Rev. Larry McCain officiating.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Trinity Baptist Church in Arcata, California, Houston Hospice or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

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

Dunagan

Susan Kaye Dunagan age 59 died suddenly at Dunagan Ranch in Nome, Texas.

Susan was born in Laurel, Mississippi the daughter of Burkitte Lavonne “Pee Wee” Downs and Mae Joyce Smith Downs. Susan enjoyed anything outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and being at the beach. She also enjoyed golf, dancing, and being with her beloved friends and family. Susan was a caring, warm, and a generous individual who had a way of making everyone around her feel comfortable.  A graduate of Liberty High School she went on to attend Sam Houston State. 

She was preceded in death by her father as well as her husband Baxter Willis Dunagan Sr.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son B.W. Dunagan Jr., mother Mae Joyce Downs, sisters; Brenda Taylor and husband Garland, Patti Russell, and Peggy Downs. She also leaves her nephews; Zachary Taylor, Keith Russell, and Kevin Russell. In addition she leaves a host of other family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Visitation for Susan will be held Thursday April 2, 2015 from  5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10AM Friday April 3, 2015 at First United Methodist Church of Liberty with burial to follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Nabors

Betty Louise Jacobs Nabors, 72, of Kenefick, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at a family residence in Huntsville.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Betty was born March 21, 1943 in Moultrie, Georgia, a former resident of Mobile, Alabama, and has resided in Kenefick for the past 35 years.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, as well as decorating.

Mrs. Nabors was preceded in death by her parents, sisters:  Judy and Shirley, and brother:  Willie.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years:  William “Bill” Nabors of Kenefick, daughters:  Lynn Satterwhite of Dayton and Teresa Dearman and husband William of Alabama, sons:  John Nabors and wife Angela of Huntsville and Ken Nabors and wife Sonia of Huntsville, sister:  Freda Morris and husband Berry of Alabama, 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Batchelor

Darlene Fay Otto Batchelor, 85, of Dayton, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Darlene was born November 23, 1929 in Rosenberg, to parents; Anson James and Dora Elizabeth Coffelt Otto, and has been a lifelong resident of the Dayton area.  She was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1947, a homemaker, member of the Rural Shade Baptist Church, and former member of Kenefick Southern Baptist Church.  She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, oil painting, and puzzles.

Mrs. Batchelor was preceded in death by her parents, husband:  Dale Batchelor, daughter: Glenda Abshier, two brothers, and two sisters.  She is survived by her daughters:  Patsy White and husband Norman of Dayton and Linda Batchelor of Jasper, brother-in-law:  Nick Carlisle of Jewett, grandchildren:  Rachel Carr and husband James, Julie Slack, Bonnie Lorraine, Steve Rives, Norman White, Jr. and wife Cynthia, and Pamela McClure and husband Allen, great-grandchildren:  Amanda, Kent, Jessica, Keagan, Ashlynn, Keaton, Presley, Leah, Devin, Brian, Hannah, David, and Sarah, great great-grandchildren:  Blaine and Jackson, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire donations may be made to the Rural Shade Baptist Church at 3304 County Road 2274, Cleveland, TX  77327, in Darlene’s name.

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

Catlin

Carmen Mobley Catlin 26, of Victoria, Texas, died on Wednesday March, 25, 2015, at Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday March, 30, 2015, at 11:00A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Connie Morgan Brothers officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson, Texas. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Sunday March, 29, 2015, from 5:00P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

Carmen was born February 15, 1989 in Silsbee, Texas, to Jessie Bailey Mobley Sr. and Helen Fregia Shaver. She had lived in Mobile, Alabama, since 2001 before moving to Victoria where she lived for three years and was an homemaker,

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Irma Fregia Mobley, Edward David Mobley, Sally Catlin, Walter Yarbrough, and brother, Justin Allred.

Survivors are father and stepmother Jessie Sr and Renee Mobley of El Campo, Texas, Her mother, Helen Ann Shaver, of Hull,Texas. Husband, Nick Catlin of Victoria, Texas. Grandparents, John and Mildred Jones Sr. of Eight Mile, Alabama, Barbara Ann Nugent of Liberty, Texas, John Roy Mobley of Daisetta, Texas, Charles Catlin of Mobile, Alabama, and Sandra Yarbrough of Mobile, Alabama. Stepfather, Robert Whittaker Sr. of Killeen, Texas, and mother in law, and father in law, Katrinia and Brian Catlin of Mobile, Alabama. Daughters, Kassie Renee Catlin of Victoria, Texas, and Kloe Jillian Catlin of Victoria, Texas. Brothers, Robert Whittaker Jr. and wife Lacie of Killeen, Texas, Jessie Mobley Jr. of Houston, Texas, Travis Allred and wife Treva of Lufkin, Texas, and Zamaryon Smith - Mobley of El Campo, Texas. Sisters, Miranda Whittaker of Daisetta, Texas, Katie Catlin of Mobile, Alabama. Nieces, Baileigh, and Destiny Whittaker of Killeen, Texas. Serving as pallbearers are Johnathan Gray, Joshua Brock, Jonathan Fregia, Joseph Fregia Jr, Robert Whittaker Jr, and Daniel Ainsworth. Honorary pallbearers are Jason McVay, and Johnny Prigmore.

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

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

Tillman

Florence Tillman, 81, of Kingwood, Texas died March 27, 2015.  She was surrounded by family when she died.  

Florence spent most of her life in Dayton, Texas, where she was born September 1, 1933 to parents, Harold Steve Matelski and Pearl Martha Seigle.  A graduate of Dayton High School, she went on to operate an ARCO bulk fuel plant in Liberty, Texas, and retired from Houston Vacuum in 2010.

Florence most recently resided at a senior living community in Kingwood. She had a profound love for flowers and animals of all kinds, but was most renown for her creative culinary skills where her Sunday dinners were often capable of feeding a small army. 
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday March 31, 2015 at Saint Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Eastgate.  Father Richard Zawadzki will officiate. Visitation will be Monday March 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with the rosary at 7:00 p.m.  Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Pearl Matelski. She is survived by her daughters: Sharon Laine and husband John, and Laurie Smesny and husband Frank, as well as many relatives and friends. 

Florence will be missed.

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Ewing

Chester Ray Ewing 80, of Daisetta, Texas, died on Monday March, 23, 2015, at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center.

A native of Saratoga, Texas, he had lived in Daisetta, Texas, for nine years and was a Welder and Shop Formen for Croft Construction in Kennefick, Texas. He was also a graduate of Saratoga High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Lee Ewing and Ruth Taylor. Sisters, Blanchie Dee Jackson, and Annie Lee Eastham. Brother, J.B. Flowers, stepdaughters, Regina, Deeya, and Debra, and one great-grandson, Cameron Carter.

Chester is survived by his wife Shirley Ewing of Daisetta, Texas, son, Ronald Ray Ewing of Huffman, Texas, and step-son, Dean Majors and wife Nina of Daisetta, Texas. Daughter, Linda Diane Arnst of Baytown, Texas. Step-daughters, Carla Moore and husband Robert of Daisetta, Texas, Colinda Carbaugh and husband Robert of Daisetta, Teas, Constance Sangco and husband David of Houston, Texas, and Christel Roach and husband Doug of Temple, Texas. Niece, Mary Ann Vanek and husband Frank of Tomball, Texas. Nephews, Earl Adrain Eastham of Kansas City, Kansas, Wilbert Lee Eastham of Tomball, Texas, and James Edmon Eastham of Sugar Land, Texas. Grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 31 and 1 great great grandchild.

Cremation service under the care of Faith & family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-26202100. " Earning your trust one family at a time."

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Moore

Robert Douglas Moore 18, of Baytown, Texas, formerly of Liberty, Texas, died on Wednesday March, 25, 2015 in Raynes, Louisiana.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday March, 31, 2015 at 2:30 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson, Texas. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Tuesday from 11:00A.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

A native of Cleveland, Texas , he had lived in Baytown, Texas, and had worked for ATW Detailed Solutions of Channelview, Texas.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Richard Moore and Vicki Hart of Daisetta, Texas, mother, Belinda Kay Nugent of Hardin, Texas, Stepfather, Virgil Johnson of Crosby, Texas. Sister, Ashley Nugent of Hardin, Texas, and girlfriend Cynthia Muirheadd of Crosby, Texas. Other stepmother is Teresa Moore and boyfriend, Nathaniel Edwards of Baytown, Texas. Cousins are Amanda Ott of Abilene, Texas, Randy Tanner and wife Mandi of Daisetta, Texas, Natasha Moore of Daisetta, Texas, Tela Ballinger of Daisetta, Texas, Tyler Powell and wife Arita of Crosby, Texas, Tabitha Hargraves of Hardin, Texas. Other cousins are Madison Johnson of Crosby, Texas, La'Naiya Edwards of Baytown, Texas, Nathaniel Edwards II of Baytown, Texas. Uncles are Douglas Allen Moore and wife Donna of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Robert Moore and wife Carla of Daisetta, Texas. Aunt, Judy King and husband Charles of Jersey Village. Additional cousins are Tori Hargraves of Hardin, Texas, Jacquelyn Hargraves of Hardin, Texas, McKaiden Tanner of Daisetta, Texas, Austyn Tanner of Daisetta, Texas and McKall Tanner also of Daisetta, Texas.

Robert loved muddin, hunting, fishing and being around friends. He was always fun to be around. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.

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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Karr

Mary Analene Gibson Karr, age 86, died peacefully at her home in Dayton, Texas, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. 

She was born on September 12, 1928 in DeRidder, Louisiana, to Annie Laurie Gripon and William Otis Gibson.

During high school she was an Observer with the Civil Air Patrol, watching for enemy planes and ships from atop the Anahuac courthouse.  She received her pilot’s license at age 16, and loved to recount the story of flying a plane from Anahuac to High Island, and landing in the grassy fields there to spend the day with friends at the beach.

After graduating from Anahuac High School in 1945, she attended Sam Houston State Teacher’s College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  Her students in Devers, East Chambers, Anahuac and Houston were like her second family, and many returned to thank her for her encouragement; one graduate gave her his track award, saying he never would have finished school without her support.  Her students were consistent winners at science and history fairs, and she accompanied one of them to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

To her friends and family, Analene will always be remembered for her passion for sports.  She worked for the Astros, Rockets, Texans, and the Houston Livestock Show for more than 20 years, she seldom missed a game or event, made many lifelong friends, and was a devoted fan.  She was also an avid supporter of the Houston Police Department.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac and she also enjoyed her yearly camp meetings with the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries.  One of her favorite memories was her trip to the Holy Land where she was baptized in the Jordan River.

She is preceded in death by her parents Annie Laurie Gripon and William Otis Gibson, two brothers Calvert Gibson and W.O. Gibson, Jr., and a grandson Tanner Karr.

Analene is survived by her two brothers Leroy Gibson, of Aurora, Colorado and Ronald Gibson, of Whitney, Texas as well as her three children Sheryl Shaw, of Anahuac, Texas, Terrie Karr, of Dayton, Texas, Kenneth Karr, of Delray Beach, Florida, ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a multitude of friends who will miss her dearly.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

A visitation with the family will be on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 11:00AM until 1:00PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., in Anahuac, where funeral services will be conducted at 1:00PM, with Bobby Scherer officiating.
Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Pallbearers for Mr. Karr will be Justin Shaw, D.J. Malone, Rico Karr, Cruz Karr, Layne Moon and Zac Mercer.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac, Texas 77514, (409)-267-3456.

Taylor

Shattie Racheal Taylor, age 96 of Raywood, died in Liberty, TX on March 26, 2015. 

Shattie was born November 10, 1918 in Liberty, daughter of the late Silvia and Cora Fregia.  She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Daisetta for over twenty-five years.  Shattie loved to horseback, raise her chickens, sew, quilt and work in her yard.  She especially loved her church.

Shattie was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Tom Taylor, son; Tommy Alvin Taylor and his wife Dorothy Marie Taylor, grandchildren; Sherry Cobbs and Preston Taylor, great-grandchildren; Erica Taylor and Kamdyn Taylor, brothers; James Delbert Taylor, Dan Moody Fregia, Jay Fregia, Lawrence Fregia, Robert Fregia, sisters; Athalea Jordan and Zellia Padon.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Granville Taylor and wife Sharron of Raywood, sisters; Nelda Mae Tousha of Liberty, Doris Kibbe of Pennsylvania, seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Services for Shattie Racheal Taylor will be Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  Brother Lee Gruver will be officiating.  Visitation will be Monday, March 30, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Huntley

Joe Huntley, 72, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. 

He was born on December 9, 1942, in Rison, Arkansas but grew up in Houston, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin Edward and Vivian Lorice Huntley. 

Joe graduated from Reagan High School.  He served in the United States Navy from 1961-65.  He spent most of his naval years on the USS Oriskany. He was stationed two years in Japan and two years in Hawaii. After the service he began a career in law enforcement as an officer in Baytown, Texas and was promoted to detective.  Later, he transferred to Seabrook, Texas, where he became Chief of Police.

In 1976 Joe and Sandy moved the family to Dayton, Texas.  Joe worked with his dad in the logging business and soon became interested in the oilfield construction business. After many years of hard work and dedication, Joe became Vice President of Tanner Construction in Dayton.  He was well respected by employees and people in the oilfield industry. 

After a lifetime of hard work, Joe retired in 2007.  He and Sandy embarked on new adventures in the world of motorcycles and motor homes.  They made amazing friends and memories traveling across America.  He fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2013 by taking a family vacation to Alaska. 

Joe Huntley was all about hard work, family, and American pride.  He was a history buff, admired John Wayne and General Patton.  He loved watching classic westerns and listening to Garth Brooks.  He enjoyed family gatherings, watching sports, and spending time with his grandkids.  He will be greatly missed. 

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sandra Huntley whom he married on March 1, 1966 at Garth Road Baptist Church, Baytown, Texas; son Kelley Joe Huntley and wife Stacy and their children, Jordan Kelley Huntley and Caleb Douglas Huntley; daughter Kristi Leigh Smith and husband Lenny and their son, Mason David Smith; sister Sarah Peltier and husband David; brothers Jerry Huntley and wife Diane, Jimmy Huntley and wife Rita, Bennie Huntley and wife Elizabeth and Richard Huntley and wife Connie.

A visitation with the family will be on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM, in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Piatt officiating.

Interment will follow in Palms Memorial Park.

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

King

Rosa Mae King age 91 died Wednesday March 25, 2015 at her home in Devers.

Rosa was born in Devers May 26, 1923 the daughter of the late Eugene Mayer Frisbie and Mae Francis Wallace Frisbie. Rosa enjoyed fishing with her late husband Gerald Frank King Sr. as well as her work. She worked for over thirty years as a tax collector and assessor for the Devers ISD. Rosa was also a member of the Devers United Methodist Church and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She was a graduate of Devers High School and attended Lamar University where she studied accounting.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son Gerald King Jr. wife Linda, daughter F. Eugenia Catching husband Ronald, grandchildren; Talytha Webb husband Vernon, Patti King, Lori Bender husband Anthony, Sara Murray and husband Aaron. In addition she leaves her five great-grandchildren; Tyler Bender, Jackson Bender, Nora Webb, Brandon Webb, and Collin Webb. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A graveside service will be held 2PM Saturday March 28, 2015 in Anahuac Cemetery. Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Allison Funeral Service 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas.

Fingleman

Bernie Lloyd Fingleman age 79 died Wednesday March 25, 2015 at his home in Liberty.

He was born in Dayton, Texas May 14, 1935 the son of the late August Benjamin Fingleman and Ollie Lloyd Fingleman.  Bernie last worked for seventeen years for the City of Liberty utilities department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on his boat, as well as his yard. He attended Heights Baptist Church and served as a Deacon of his church for years. Bernie also served in the US Army from 1958-1960, where he was stationed in Germany and attained the rank of Private First Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brothers and sisters; Marcelle Fingleman, Merle Fingleman, J.B. Fingleman, Thelma Shanks, Florence Pringle, Etta Reed, Ruth Jansen, Doris Kaiser, Betty Majors, and Wilva Kozleck.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of almost sixty years, Helen Faye Cornelius Fingleman, his daughter Brenda Martin, sons Walter Fingleman, and Jody Blankenbaker, grandchildren, Emily Howle husband Tyler, Jenna Brown husband Nathan, Krista Colby husband Stephen, and Menda Fingleman. He also leaves six great grandchildren, a sister Frances Carlisle, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Bernie will be held 5-8PM Friday March 27, 2015 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral services will be held 10AM Saturday March 28, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Gruver to officiate, burial to follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Bebee

Carol Sue " Nanee " Bebee 69 ,of Thicket, Texas, died on Saturday March, 21, 2015 at her residence in Thicket, Texas, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

A native of Houston, Texas, she had lived in Huffman, Texas, before moving to Thicket, Texas, where she lived for 18 years and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Glenn Arnold and Janey Lamp. Husband Paul Bebee, brothers, Jimmy Arnold, and Johnny Arnold, and soul mate, Dusty Rhodes Sr.

Survivors are daughters, Vallery Dishman and husband Dale of Thicket, Texas, Susan Manning and husband Tony of Flippin, Arkansas, and Stephanie Rhodes and husband Dusty Rhodes Jr. of Thicket, Texas. Grandchildren are Leslie Bailey of Jackson, Tennessee, Paula Bailey of Flippin, Arkansas, Keri Williams of Lufkin, Texas, Gabby Rhodes of Thicket, Texas, and Dusty " Trey" Rhodes III. of Thicket, Texas. Cremation service under the care Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson, Texas.

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.

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Cadoree

Curtis Lee Cadoree, 69, of Ames, Texas died March 22, 2015, at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Visitation:  Friday, March 27, 2015, Wells Funeral Services, from 1:00 p. m. to 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Services:   Saturday, March 28, 2015, Wells Funeral Services Chapel, 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

Speer

Anna Lee Green Speer, 73, of Hardin, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital in Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin. A gathering and meal for family and friends will be held at the Hardin United Methodist Fellowship Hall following graveside. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Anna Lee was born November 29, 1941 in Mt. Belvieu, to parents; Abbie Lee and Evylee Porter Green, a former resident of Dayton, and has resided in Hardin for the past 49 years. She was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1960, a homemaker, member of the First Baptist Church, and former Dayton State Bank teller. She also enjoyed Sewing, cooking, shopping, and watching birds.

Mrs. Speer was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 49 years: Dale Speer of Hardin, son: Kirk R. Speer of Hardin, daughters: Debbie Beasley and husband Mike of Hardin and Becca Speer and husband Kenny Collins of Hull, brother: Cecil Green of Dayton, grandchildren: Anna Tristan, Dusty Beasley, Dale Eric Speer, and Curtis Speer, great-grandchildren: Emily, Erin, Landon, Jordan, and Clarissa, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Fairbrother

Helen Partlow Fairbrother died March 19, 2015 in Liberty, TX at her home on Grand Avenue.

Helen was 99, just three months shy of her 100th birthday.  She was the daughter of the late R.G. Partlow and Voe Calhoon Partlow.  Helen was born on June 8, 1915 in the same house on Grand Avenue where she spent her last years and where she died.  She was the second child and the oldest daughter in a big, loving, rambunctious family.  Helen began sharing the house with her brother, Samuel Partlow, two years before he died in 2004.  Her sister, Elizabeth Partlow Wilson, later moved in to share the home and continues to live there.

Helen attended Liberty Elementary and then Liberty High, where she was the valedictorian of her class.  She then attended the University of Texas and majored in Business Administration.  After dropping out for some years to work during the depression, she returned to school, graduated, moved to Houston, became an Executive Secretary at Esso (as it was then), met and married her husband, Horace Walton Fairbrother, who was then a chemical engineer.  They married at Liberty Methodist Church in 1941.  Helen moved to Baltimore, MD where her husband became Rector of St. Matthias Episcopal Church (after time at Divinity School in Sewanee), and after twenty-seven years in Baltimore, retired and came back to Liberty –home.

Helen is best remembered for her hospitality and graciousness – there were many gatherings of church groups and friends in her home—for her good humor, managerial ability in organizing church suppers and other events, and her equanimity.  And, of course, we close family and friends remember her best for being the mother of six children and beloved friend, aunt and sister.  She was a member of several church groups, including Daughters of the King, Episcopal Church Women and the Altar Guild, as well as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband; The Rev. H.W. Fairbrother Jr, brothers; Ross Gerald Partlow, Thomas Samuel Partlow, sisters; Rose Partlow and Geraldine Young.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; Blair Fairbrother and wife Fran of Forest, VA, Tim Fairbrother and wife Debra of Starkville, MS, Ross Fairbrother of Arlington, VA, Phillip Fairbrother and wife Cheryl Smart of Westminster, SC, daughters; Gerry Fairbrother and husband John Smith of Santa Fe, NM, Susan Fairbrother and husband Michael Rubano of Encinitas, CA, grandchildren; Helen Margaret Hendrickson, Inga Hendrickson, David Scott Fairbrother, Karen Irizarry, Scott Fairbrother, Scarlett Wallace, Sam Fairbrother, Sarabeth Fairbrother, Rachel Smart, Trevor Smart, Jonah and Noah Smith, fifteen great-grandchildren, sister; Elizabeth Partlow Wilson and seven nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Helen’s memory to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 10357, Liberty, TX 77575.

Services for Helen Partlow Fairbrother will be Monday, March 30, 2015 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Liberty at 10am with burial to follow at Liberty City Cemetery.  Father Ted Smith will be officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be made online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Tucker

Milford A. “Alan” Tucker, Sr. 95, of Dayton, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Bastrop Nursing Center in Bastrop, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday March 28, 2015 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton with burial following thereafter.

Alan was born September 28, 1919 in Leesville, Louisiana, to parents James H. “Jim” and Delia Johnson Tucker. A former resident of Washington State, he resided in Dayton since 1985. He was a veteran of the US Army with service during WW II, a former refrigeration technician, and retired pipefitter from Shell Oil/ARCO petrochemical companies. He held memberships in the Pipefitter’s Local #211 (for 50 years), and the Nolan D. Pickett VFW Post #5621. Alan also enjoyed wood working and gardening.

Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by his grandparents, George Washington and Martha Johnson; his parents; wife of 32 years, Lucille Hudgens Tucker; stepdaughter Cherie Martin; son, Raymond Tucker; eight brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his sons, Milford A. “Bud” Tucker, Jr. and wife Claudia of Cedar Creek, Texas; and John E. Tucker and wife Sarah of Bow, Washington; step children, Harvey and Linda Robinson and Butch Martin; his sister, Carrie Tucker-Corie of Galveston; cousin, Audie James of Louisiana; grandchildren, Aileena, Cindy, Sharla, Rochell, Dawn, Nicole, Daniel, and John; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire, donations may be made in Alan’s name either to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TX 38105, or to Easter Seals at Easter Seals, Attn: Online Giving Coordinator, 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606.

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Redmon

George Redmon, Sr. was the son of Murphy and Margaret Redmon, born on March 23rd 1923 in Liberty, Texas.

He united in Holy Matrimony to Bernice Edwards in 1943. To this union they had six children. He was baptized at an early age and later on joined Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed with Baroid Service Lumber Co. for twelve years, The Sawmill for fifteen years, Diamond Showrock for five years, drove school buses for 15 years, Liberty County Barn for eight years and Zaskey Co. for four years. George was a great provider and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all.

George was preceded in death by his Parents: Murphy and Margaret Redmon; Son: Gerald Redmon; Granddaughter: Terence Trahan; Sisters: Margaret Edwards and Ruby Lee Redmon; Brothers: Maurice Redmon and John Redmon, Jr.

George departed this world to peacefully enter into his eternal home at the age of 91 on Wednesday, March 18th 2015.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years Bernice Redmon; Children: Dollean Dickerson (Leon), Bernadine Valant (Landry), George Redmon, Jr. (Ann), Ruby Guillory (A.C.), and Lynn Williams (John); Fourteen Grandchildren; Twenty-Four Great-Grandchildren; Nine Great Great Grand-Children; Sisters: Katherine Robinson and Lillie Gradney (JB); Sister-In-Law: Alice Faye Redmon; Adopted Children: Claudette Barnett (Norman) and Clyde Edwards (Sheila); Adopted Grandchildren: Pastor A.K. Thomas, Pastor T. Edwards and Rashad Lambert; God Daughter: Betty Seals; Daughter-In-Law: Norma Redmon and a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services will be Mar. 28, 2015 at Turkey Creek Baptist Church 1600 Wallisville Rd. Liberty, TX. Visitation will begin at 8AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Wells Cemetery, Liberty.

The family is being cared for by Proctor’s Mortuary, 518 Miller St., Anahuac, Texas. ” We Make The Difference” (409) 267-3122. The Guest Book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences can be left for the family @ www.proctorsmortuary.com

Loge

Gladys M. Fulcher Loge, 88, of Splendora, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Pace Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens in Cleveland.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Gladys was born August 10, 1926, in New Hope, Arkansas, to parents; Sterling J. and Lillie L. McKamy Fulcher, and has been a lifelong resident of Splendora.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed roses, gardening, guitar, singing, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Loge was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 51 years:  Arty C. Loge, brothers:  Sterling, Spurgle, Freeman, Forrest, and Waylan Fulcher, and great-grandson:  Holden Sills. 

She is survived by her daughter:  Wanda Johnson and husband Charles of Conroe, sons:  James Loge and wife Elise of Splendora, Larry Loge and wife Junie of Plum Grove, Walter Loge and wife Jimmie of Cleveland, and Chester Loge and wife Martha of Splendora, sisters:  Irene Jett of Atlanta and Marge Jones of Mesquite, grandchildren:  Glenda, Kevin, Russell, Kerry, Darrell, Christi, Hailey, Marissa, Crystal, and Stephanie, 17 great-grandchildren, best friend and other daughter:  Betty Smith, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Howard

Aridell M. “Dell” Kibodeaux Howard, 74, of Dayton, died quietly in her sleep, Friday, March 20, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Dell was born October 17, 1940 in Gueydan, Louisiana, to parents; Hubert and Amelia Simon Kibodeaux, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton for the past 20 years. She was a graduate of the Gueydan High School class of 1959 and attended St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. She was a former employee of Wal-Mart, Gordon’s Jewelers, and beauty shop owner. Dell also enjoyed reading and quilting.

Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 42 years: James Brent Howard, daughter: Wendy Leigh Howard, and brother: Dalton Kibodeaux. She is survived by her son: Stacy Howard of Dayton, daughters: Darla Webb and husband Robin of Humble, Vanessa Williams and husband Mark of Humble, and Tiffaney Burns and husband Joe of Dayton, grandchildren: Larissa Arnold and husband Andrew, Ashley Shearer, and Kassandra Webb, great-grandchildren: Cameron Sorenson, Delaynie Trussel, Haylie Burns, Walker Shearer, Colt shearer, and Eli Arnold, special family friend: Dr. Alvin Richard, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Seale

Lucille Doris Seale (Hyatt) passed away March 20, 2015 @ 11:50 PM. The viewing is @ Walters Funeral Home @ 249 Humphrey's Rd in Buffalo,Texas from 1-3 followed by funeral, followed by graveside service. Church will be providing a meal after service.

Lucille was born on April 16,1928. She was 86 years old. The wife to Frank Owen Seale (deceased). Mother to Carl Seale, Betty Heffler, Diana Harmon, & Leonard Seale. Grandmother to Johnny, Wayne, Annette, Katherine, Sherry, Tiffany, & Jennifer.
Lucille was a Eastern Star.

She loved square dancing, playing 42, she also sold avon. She was a very friendly and loving person and she will be missed.

Quinn

William Oliver Quinn, age 72 of Cleveland, Texas, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  He was born December 4, 1942 in Rosenberg, Texas to parents Odie Quinn and Tommie Jones who preceded him in death along with his wife, Barbara Quinn; grandson, Bryce Allen Williams; and brother, Arnold Quinn.
 
Survivors include his daughters, Frances Wood, Wilma Quinn, and Robyn Rackel and husband Mike; sons, Russell McCreight and wife Dana and Andrew McCreight and wife Connie; sisters, Pansy Beshaw, Ada Romans, and Patricia Hoffman; brother, Douglas Quinn and wife Barbara; step-daughter, Tobi Hitchcock and husband Jimmy; step-son: Kenneth McCreight and Shannon Smith; twelve grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends.     

Brother Denton Mayes will preside over funeral services held 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2015 at Holly Grove Baptist Church, Livingston, Texas. Interment will follow at Holly Grove Cemetery, Livingston, Texas. Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas.

Bingham

James Monroe Bingham, age 83, of Dayton, Texas, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

He was born in Mereta, Texas on November 14, 1931 to Edward and Jessie Bingham. James married Barbara Ann Jones on June 2, 1956 in Lovington, New Mexico. They made their home in Spring, Texas before moving to Dayton 28 years ago.

James and Barbara owned and operated The Bingham Feed and Seed Store from 1985 to 2007. He enjoyed traveling to see his Korean War buddies, hunting and spending time with family and friends.  James was a Korean War Veteran serving from 1952 – 1954 in the United States Army.

James is preceded in death by his wife Barbara of 53 years, daughter Cindy Walker, his parents, one sister Georgia Lee Arons and two brothers Kenneth Grant Bingham and Roy Jay Bingham.

He is survived by his daughter Becky Bingham of Dayton, Texas, son Jimmy Bingham and wife Lisa of Willis, Texas, a brother Edward Bingham of Victoria, Texas, four sisters: Betty Mikeska and Helen Martin both of San Angelo, Texas, Faye Bell Bolton and husband Ed of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Dessie Otts and husband Darryl of Throckmorton, Texas, two grandchildren: Greg Green and wife Leslie of Rosenberg, Texas and Kelsi Bingham of Willis, Texas, three great grandchildren: Brooks, Cooper and Palmer Green of Rosenberg, Texas, and sisters and brothers-in-law: Andy and Betty Jones of Wichita Falls, Texas, Betty Petty of Fairfield, Texas, Shirley Jones of Denton, Texas, Peggy and James Turner of Seymour, Texas, Rhonda and Bob Elliott of Seymour, Texas, a host of nieces and nephews, other family members and numerous friends.

A visitation with the family will be on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., in Dayton.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 23, 2015 in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Blackburn and Pastor Wayne Hardin officiating.

Interment will follow in Palms Memorial Park.

Pallbearers for Mr. Bingham will be Bob Elliott, David Johnson, Gary Inglish, Wayne Massey, Milton Green and Dusty Yantis.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Inglish, George Fritz, Kenneth Meadows, Raymond Airington, Jim Frost, James Turner and Derrell Otts.

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

Smesny

Lestie “Pearl” Ballinger Smesny, 76, died peacefully Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Liberty, Texas after a brave and long struggle with cancer.

She was born October 24, 1938 in Liberty, Texas to parents, John Henry and Ila Pearl Dagle Ballinger. Pearl attended Liberty schools and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She had formerly worked at Bell’s, McGinity’s, and the Main Place. She had currently worked at Brookshire Bros. Pharmacy. She always greeted everyone with a smile, kind words, and leaving with laughter. She loved her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was always proud to keep you updated on their lives. Pearl was a great cook and enjoyed crocheting. She touched many and will be truly missed.

Mrs. Smesny’s service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mike Blackburn officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Bo Landriault, E.J. Wisegerber, Jason Payne, Bubba Richter, Billy Dewey, and Earl Heider. Honorary Pallbearers will be Travis Smesny, Andy Miller, Steven Carrell, Danny Votaw, Chris Krigar, Mike Haugenater, Randy Huntley, Pearl’s great grandchildren and Dayton Volunteer Fire Department.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Lester “Buddy” Ballinger, Dale “Shorty” Ballinger and her sister, Ruby Siebert. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Anton C. Smesny of Dayton; her daughter, Karen Smesny Shipman and husband Buggs; her sons, Chuck Smesny and wife Lisa, and Kenny Smesny and wife Serena all of Dayton; grandchildren, Leia Miller and husband Andy, Chelsea Carrell & husband Steven, Lindsey Votaw & husband Danny, Erika Krigar and husband Chris, Travis Smesny and wife Lacy, Morgan Shipman; nine great-grandchildren, Kendall & Kenzie Miller, Grayson Carrell, Hunter, Savana and Audrey Votaw, Mila Krigar, Caleb Smesny & Landrey Goff; brother, Wayne Ballinger and wife Janelle of Wallisville; her very special friend, Bootsie Killen; sisters-in-laws, Georgia May and husband Van and Mary Wilkerson; brother-in-law, Robert Smesny and wife Malba; also numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and a host of friends.

Melton

Earnest Dale Melton, 60, of Crosby, Texas, died Monday March 16, 2015 at Hermann Memorial North East Hospital in Humble, Texas

A. service of remembrance will be held on Saturday March, 21, 2015 at 2:00P.M. at Open House Ministries 3605 North Main Street, Liberty, Texas, 77657. Reverend Donald Scott will be officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Saturday March 21, 2015, from 11:00A.M. until time of service at the church. Cremation is to follow service.

A native of Memphis, Texas, he had lived in Crosby, Texas, and was a self employed carpenter. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Noah Tinner Melton and Ravy Marie Helms, and one brother, Noah " Sonny" Melton.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Melton of Crosby, Texas, sons, Joshua Dean Melton Sr. of Trinity, Texas, Joshua Dean Melton Jr. of Crosby, Texas, and Earnest Dale " Bubba" Melton of Humble, Texas. Daughters, Vivian " Angel" Simpson of Humble, Texas, and Janie Marie Bryan of Trinity, Texas. Brothers, Alf Ray Melton of Huffman, Texas, and Russell Clyde Melton of Houston, Texas. Sisters, Karolyn Harrison of Shepherd, Texas, Nancy Louise Cole of Hardin, Texas, Linda Darnell Henderson of Perryville, Arkansas, Phyllis Darlene Jordan of Hull, Texas, and Rebecca Ilene Meadors of Cleveland, Texas.

Also survived by twenty-six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends. Serving as pallbearers are Justin Bushman, Earnest Melton Jr, Joshua Melton Jr, Blayke Simpson, Kyle Simpson, Ray Ruyz, and Joey Roulston.

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

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

Dick

Don Darling Dick March 22, 1935 - March 14, 2015 Don Dick, 79, of Moss Hill, passed away Saturday, March 14, in Houston.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19th, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 18th at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.

Mr. Dick was born March 22, 1935 in Texas City. He graduated from Texas City High School and was a retired longshoreman and a member of the ILA. He was a rancher, foreman of Deer Run Ranch, a member of the Elks Lodge # 2019 and a member of the Chevy Cookers Cooking team for over 20 years. He participated in several Houston Rodeo BBQ cook-offs. He strongly believed in giving back to the community as he demonstrated by helping with numerous charity events such as fundraisers for people in need. Some of those charities were the annual Elks Lodge Jingle Bell Ball and St. Jude’s Hospital. He then finished strong by becoming a life donor and donating his liver.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Horace Chilton and Eddie Wilder Dick; brothers, Edward and Frank Dick; great granddaughter, Jillian Dick.

Survivors include brother, Jeff Dick; sister, Myrtle Reeves; children, Michael Wayne Matlock and wife Virginia, Don DeWayne Dick and wife, Beth, Paul Lenard Dick and wife, Peggy, Elizabeth Renee’ Hillman and husband, Wilson, Keith Robert Dick, Jon Chilton Dick and wife, India; Jonie Jean Hodes and husband, Ben; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He also had numerous step children, step grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and hundreds of friends.

The man never met a stranger.

McManus

James “Big Jim” Allen McManus, Sr. 65, of Dayton, Texas, a loving father and grandfather, died Thursday, March 12, 2015.

He was born on August 27, 1949 in Liberty, Texas and was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Maggie McManus.

James enjoyed fishing, going to casino’s, playing cards with friends & spending time with his
grandkids. His hobbies at home were watching and cheering for his favorite sports teams; Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Houston Astro’s and the Texas Longhorns.

He was a country boy at heart and he had a lot of love and pride for Texas and for his country. He loved helping people and donating to charities that helped children in need of food, clothes,
clean water, school supplies and medicine. He was a beautiful soul.  He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by daughter Tanya McManus and son, James McManus and his wife Andra McManus along with his beautiful grandkids, Connor McManus, Aric McManus and Erin McManus.

A visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 5:00PM until 7:00PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., in Dayton.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, with Pastor Wayne Hardin officiating.

Interment will follow in Palms Memorial Park.

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

Wiggins

Jack Dempsey Wiggins age 83 of Liberty died Saturday March 14, 2015 at his home.

Dempsey was born in Liberty, January 16, 1932 the son of the late Ex Wiggins and Dean Parker Wiggins McMillen. Dempsey enjoyed gardening, wood working, and spending time with his family. At the age of seventeen A Korean war veteran, he enlisted in the US Navy where he served four years aboard the USS Boyer. Dempsey was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. He was also a freemason and received the position special duty of the Grand Lodge of the State of Texas. He retired from Gulf State Utilities after thirty-seven years of service as a utility foreman.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his step father Lincoln McMillen, grandson Wade Wiggins, brother John Wiggins, and two step-brothers; Floyd McMillen and John Robert McMillen.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty-seven years Glenda Gale Reid Wiggins of Liberty, sons; Michael Wiggins and wife Tanya of Dallas, Jack Wiggins and wife Dana of Tyler, Mark Wiggins and wife Patricia of Huffman, daughter Leah Smith and husband Jim of Liberty, sisters; Barbara Belcher and Sonja Blanchard both of Liberty, brothers; George McMillen and wife Elouise of Colmesnell and Lewis McMillen of Raywood. In addition he leaves his grandchildren; Amanda Smith husband Jason, Jordan Lopez husband Donnie, Sean Smith wife Jessie, Joel Wiggins wife Melinda, Allison Smith, Jarrod Wiggins wife Stephanie, Savannah Wiggins, Caitlin Smith, and Madison Wiggins. He also leaves his ten great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. A visitation will be held Monday March 16, 2015 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 2PM Tuesday March 17, 2015 at Liberty Church of Christ with burial to follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Vollert

Kenneth Bruce Vollert age 84 died Thursday March 12, 2015 at Liberty-Dayton Hospital.

Kenneth was born in Houston, Texas February 19, 1931 the son of the late August Charles Vollert and Alma Stoltz Vollert. He worked numerous years as a machinist, working for Layne Bowler for fifteen years. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cooking BBQ. A devoted family man; he was a true people person who never met a stranger.

Besides his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his son Bruce Wayne Vollert, brother August Charles Vollert, and a sister Florence McMillian.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of sixty-five years Maxine Jennings Vollert, daughter Cathy King husband Butch of Dike, TX, son Larry Keith Vollert wife Diana of Liberty, son Michael Dean Vollert wife Janie of Evergreen, Texas, brother Charles Vollert wife LaVonne of Houston, and a sister Marjorie Cole of Gonzales, Texas. In addition Kenneth leaves thirteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation for Kenneth will be held Sunday March 15, 2015 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 2PM Monday March 16, 2015 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.  

Arnold

Thomas (Tommy) Alvin Arnold, 75, of Dayton, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015. 

He was born June 27, 1939 to Thomas Garland Arnold and Willie Faye Riley in Coleman Texas.

He was a 1958 graduate of Centennial High School in Coleman Texas.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the American Legion.  Tommy loved hunting and fishing, and spending time with family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother Willie Faye, father Thomas Garland and step father David Rhodes.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 50 years Charlotte Louise Grisham Arnold; sister Linda Weathers; son Rebel Kline and wife Chris; daughter Rhonda Carr and husband Rick; grandchildren  Stormy Calhoun and husband Kenny, Keith Kline and Frankie Kline; great grandchildren Paige Calhoun, Emma Calhoun and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation with the family will be on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, memorial services will begin at 2:00 PM.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

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

Rawlinson

Virginia Rawlinson, 89, of Moss Hill, Texas, ( Tanner Settlement ) died on Sunday March, 8, 2015, at Golden Ventures Personal Care Home in Cleveland, Texas.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday March, 14, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel, with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill cemetery in Moss Hill, Texas. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Saturday from 12:00 P.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

A native of Hardin, Texas she had lived in Hull, Texas, all of her life and was an homemaker. She was a member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Moss Hill, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.J. Rawlinson. Daughter, Linda Bardwell, sons, Larry Rawlinson and Ronald Rawlinson and three brothers, and one sister. Survivors are son -in-law, Bobby Bardwell of Hull, Texas, two grandsons, Steve Bardwell of Sealy, Texas, and John Bardwell of Hardin, Texas, and three great grandchildren, Bo, Lexie, and Jake. Serving as pallbearers are Melvin Doucette, Jim Beasley, Roland Dodd, Bobby Rawlinson, Jaki Rawlinson and Hulan Rawlinson.

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

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

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

LaVergne

Ernest LaVergne, Jr. 72, of Liberty, Texas, died at his home on March 4, 2015.

Visitation: Friday, March 13, 2015, Wells Funeral Services, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas, from 1:00 p. m. to 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Services 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015, First Baptist Church, 106 Ave A, Devers, Texas.  Rev. Rodney Beasley, Officiating.  Interment will follow Wells Memorial Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

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

Sivils

Jack Leigh Sivils, 30, of Humble, died Tuesday, March 10, 20125, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jack was born September 1, 1984 in Houston, to parents; Kelton and Judy Crow Sivils, a former resident of Dayton, and has resided in Humble for the past ten years. He was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 2002 and employed by Burch Communications as a field technician. He also enjoyed camping, music, computers, and playing golf.

Mr. Sivils was preceded in death by his grandparents: Frank and Ollie Sivils and John and Rachel Crow. He is survived by his parents: Kelton and Judy Crow Sivils of Dayton, brother: Jay M. Hendrix of Dayton, nephew: Aeric Hendrix of Humble, and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives, and a host of friends.

“There are no words in the English language, or in any language for that matter, that could fully express the gratitude I have for every single person in my life. My mind is utterly blown at how unbelievably lucky I am on this planet, despite the hearts I’ve broken or the bridges I’ve burned along the way.
My heart is unequivocally full. I am but a silhouette.
The light that shines behind me is you.”

For those who desire, donations may be made to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, 815 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, in Jack’s name. http://www.eff.org/

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

Ruiz-Castillo

Baldemar Ruiz-Castillo, 54, of Dayton, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Baldemar was born March 23, 1960 in Melchor Muzquiz Coahuila, to parents; Baldemar Ruiz and Felipa Castillo Guedea, and has resided in Dayton for the past nine years.  He was an operator for US Steel, and catholic by faith.  He also enjoyed music, movies, and walking his dog.

Mr. Ruiz was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife:  Maria Candelaria, daughter:  Larisa Ruiz, sons:  Orlando Ruiz, Uvaldo Ruiz, Sergio Ruiz, and Juan Yanes, sisters:  Maria-Elena Marines, Dalila Ruiz-Castillo, Julia Ruiz, and Guadalupe Ruiz, brothers:  Fransisco Ruiz-Castillo, Eloy Ruiz, Felipe Ruiz, Rosendo Ruiz, grandchildren:  Nestor Ortiz, Yoselin Ortiz, Sofia Ortiz, Evelyn Ortiz, Daniela Ruiz, Berenise Ruiz, Ubaldo Ruiz, and Gerardo-Yanes, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Hein

Barbara Ann Alewine Hein 68, of Grapeland, Texas, died on Monday March, 9, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett, Texas.

There will be a graveside service held on Friday March, 13, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at Guedry cemetery in Batson, Texas, with Reverend Bill Campbell officiating. A gathering of family and friends will also be on Friday from 9:00 A.M. until 10:00A.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

A native of Liberty, Texas, she had lived in Grapeland, Texas, for three years. She was an homemaker and a former graduate of Hull - Daisetta High School.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Sanford Laviolette and Julie Gennive Taylor, and her adoptive father, Leslie Arthur Hein.

Survivors are sons, Kevin Wayne Frauenberger and wife Pamela of Daisetta, Texas, Richard Wayne " Rick" Frauenberger II. and wife Teri of Grapeland, Texas, and stepson, Roland Alewine. Stepdaughters are Cheryl Hunter of Victoria, Texas, and Jodie Missildine of Elkhart, Texas, and brother, Darrell Joseph Laviolette Hein of Alvin, Texas. Grandchildren are Lisa Frauenberger, Shelby Frauenberger, and Richard Wayne Frauenberger III. all of Grapeland, Texas. Kade Frauenberger, Kole Frauenberger, and Kenadi Frauenberger, all of Daisetta, Texas. Step - grandchildren are Joshua Hunter of Victoria, Texas, Byron Crawford, Sarah Micayla Boysel, and Tara Whittenburg all of Elkhart, Texas. Serving as pallbearers are Kevin Frauenberger, Rick Frauenberger, Little Rick Frauenberger, Kade Frauenberger, Kole Frauenberger, Roland Alewine, Darrell Hein, and Joshua Hunter.

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

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

Herring

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

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Linney Cemetery in Dayton.  Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

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

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

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

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

McCain

Jeffrey Alan McCain, 30, of Liberty, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2015, in the parlor of the historic Ott Hotel in Liberty.

Jeffrey was born October 2, 1984 in Irving, parents; Kelly D. and Susie E. Taylor McCain, a former resident of Irving, and has resided in Liberty for the past 14 years.  He was a graduate of the Liberty High School class of 2002, received his bachelor’s degree from the Abilene Christian University.  He also enjoyed music, the outdoors, and travel.

Mr. McCain is survived by his parents:  Kelly D. and Susan E. Taylor McCain of Liberty, sisters:  Alanna Williamson of The Woodlands and Marina Rae Riendfliesh of Cleveland, stepsister:  Bethany Hall of Wichita Falls, stepbrother:  Zachary D. McCain of Scotland, grandmother:  Mary Jo McCain of Liberty, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

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

Guy

Howard Hamilton Guy Jr. age 93 died Monday March 9, 2015 in Liberty.

Howard was born October 8, 1921 in Angie, LA the son of the late Howard Hamilton Guy Sr. and Ethel Mae Adams Guy. Howard retired after over twenty years of service as the business manager for the Liberty Independent School District. A veteran of WWII Howard served in the Army Air Corp as a pilot of the B-29 Super Fortress, as well as an engineer and observer. He retired from the Air Corp after attaining the rank of second lieutenant. After Howard’s retirement he traveled the world and enjoyed oil painting the architecture he witnessed. He was the past president for Liberty Lion’s Club and was active in the Liberty Art League.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Tommy Darrell Guy, Richard Odell Guy  and Emmett Worth Guy, a sister Helen Guy Blackwell, and his lifelong companion Loyce Guy.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter Ann Horvath and husband Chuck of Mt. Vernon, NY, step-son Paul Humber and wife Candy of Liberty, sister Doris Guy Pope of Port Arthur, and a brother Douglas Edwin Guy of Franklinton, LA. In addition he leaves his granddaughter Claire Horvath, step-grandchildren Will A. Humber and J.D. Humber II, step great-grandchildren Keaton, Abigail, and Everett Humber.

A memorial service for Howard will be held 11AM Thursday March 12, 2015 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Cawthon

Robert A. Cawthon, 82, of Hankamer, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 in Houston.  He was born on November 6, 1932 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Amos and Iva Cawthon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 58 years Wanda Jo Cawthon, sister Clara Maupin and brothers Johnnie Cawthon and Norman Cawthon.

Robert was a member of Old River Baptist Church and he served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Robert is survived by his daughter Becky Sherman and husband Bubba; grandchildren Bruce David Sherman and wife Kelle, Jennifer Elizabeth Sherman, Brittany Susanne Sherman and great grandson Wyatt David Sherman.

A visitation with the family will be on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main St., Anahuac.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 9, 2015, in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, Anahuac, with Rev. Danny Biddy officiating.

Interment will follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers for Mr. Cawthon will be Bill Davis, Josh Goodson, Glen Phillips, Bruce Sherman, Dane Wilcox and Melvin Williams.

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

Holmes

Lessie B. Holmes 74, of Anahuac died Mar. 03, 2015.

Services are Saturday, Mar. 07, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 S Magnolia Ave. Anahuac. Rev. L. Guidry Officiating. Visitation will begin at 12 noon until funeral at 2PM. Interment will be in Richardson Cemetery, Hankamer.

Lessie was preceded in death by her parents Odell Haskins and Lena Brooks; son Jerry Dwayne Johnson; brother Daniel Lee Haskins and sister Mary Ann Humphrey-Andrus.

The sweet memories of Lessie will be forever cherished by her husband: Gaston Holmes Jr, her loving children: Alzenia Faye Guidry of Anahuac, Texas; Robbie August of Houston, Texas; Shirley Scott (Kenny) of Houston, Texas and one step daughter: Angie (Fred) of Houston, Texas. Three sister: Alice Marie Haskins and Edna Raye Lewis of Anahuac, Texas; and Ruby Marie Jones (Kenneth) of Baytown, Texas; Nine Grandchildren: Erika Fontenot (Ferdinand); Tera Guidry (John) Anahuac, Texas; Tonya Sutton (Winston) of Baytown, Texas; Dwayne Thomas (wife); Dametria Gill; Leslie Howard (Richard) Yolanda King (Emmanuel); Jamie Dillard (Darryl); Keisha Brown (Albert) all of Houston, Texas; Two God Children: Kester Godfrey of Baytown, Texas; and Gloria Humphrey of Anahuac, Texas. A host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousin, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Holmes’s services have been entrusted to Proctor’s Mortuary, 518 Miller St. Anahuac, TX. “We Make The Difference”. The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences can be left for the family at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Odom

Davey Lea Taylor Odom, age 84 of Austin, TX, died at her residence on March 4, 2015. 

Davey was born December 25, 1930 in Angelina County, TX, daughter of the late Henry Doyle Taylor and Lydia Mae Cochran Branch.  She was a resident of Moss Hill, TX from 1948 until 2012 when she moved to Austin, TX, to be with her daughter.  Davey Lea was a homemaker who spent many enjoyable hours caring for her extended family, gardening, playing dominos with friends and family and, most recently, crocheting caps for cancer patients.

Davey Lea was preceded in death by her parents, husband of sixty-one years; Douglas “Dock” Ervin Odom, sisters; Laura Mae Tidwell and Dorothy Nell Hillburn.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter; Cathy Odom Staples of Austin, son; Charles Douglas Odom and wife Holly of Mont Belvieu, brother; Charles Donald Taylor and wife Mary of Hardin, grandchildren; Lea Ann Odom and partner Christopher Kilpatrick, Chad Douglas Odom and wife Kristen, Fallon Guidry, Jared Oliver Guidry and partner Kim Rich, great-grandchildren; Tori Zimmer, Grant Odom and Ethan Guidry.  She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews.

Services for Davey Lea Taylor Odom will be Monday, March 9, 2015 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Moss Hill Community Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm at the chapel of Allison Funeral Home.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Castro

Refugio Castro, age 74 of Liberty, died March 2, 2015 in Baytown, TX with his loving family by his side. 

Refugio was born July 4, 1940 in El Granjenal, San Luis, Mexico, son of the late Macardo Castro and Trinidad Vega Castro.  Refugio worked in the construction business for many years and retired from Troy Construction.

Refugio was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson; Michael Anthony Gerardo.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughters; Zoila Gerardo and husband Jesus of Liberty, Juanita Castro and husband Victor Sifuentes of Liberty, Zita Castro of Liberty, brother; Irineo Castro, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services for Refugio Castro will be Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Friday, March 6, 2015 at Allison Funeral Service from 5pm to 8pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Fregia

Clarence Fregia 76, of Hull, Texas died on Tuesday March, 3 2015, at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday March, 7, 2015, at 10:00 A.M at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Jeff Blizzard and Darryl Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Oakdale cemetery in Daisetta, Texas. The family will be receiving friends on Friday March, 6, 2015, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family chapel.

Clarence was born in Liberty, Texas, on October, 15, 1938 and had lived in Hull, Texas all of his life. He was a machine operator for Smalley Construction of Liberty, Texas. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, of Saratoga, Texas. he was preceded in death by his son in law, Jack Hanks, sisters, Elvira Sims and Ruby Edmonds. Brothers, Vivian Fregia and Alvin Fregia and grandson, Brent Fregia. Clarence is survived by his wife, Claudine Fregia of Hull, Texas. Sons, Gary Fregia and wife Jessie of Hull, Texas, Clifford Fregia and wife Ruth of Hull, Texas. Daughters, Brenda Young and husband Howard of Hull, Texas, Ruby Hanks and Pam Fregia both of Hull, Texas. Brother, L.T. Fregia of Liberty, Texas, and sister, Katherine Pastorick of Batson, Texas. Grandchildren; are Michael Fregia and wife Amanda of Daisetta, Texas, Raye Ann Massey and husband Deke of Vidor, Texas, Destiny Jannise and husband Michael of Houston, Texas, and Ray Fregia, and Bessie Fregia both of Hull, Texas. Great- grandchildren; Brayden and Bryce Fregia of Daisetta, Texas, Lanie and Cami of Daisetta, Texas, Mason Massey of Vidor, Texas, and Torrie and Brandice Smith of Daisetta, Texas.

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

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

Gresham

Wendell F. Gresham, 74, of Dayton, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in a local nursing home in Baytown.

He was born on October 10, 1940 in Appleby, Texas to Aaron and Essie Gresham.

He was preceded in death by his parents Aaron and Essie Gresham, wife Betty Scarberry Gresham, son Wendell Gresham, Jr., sisters Mary Gresham Webb and Ellen Gresham Rawlinson; brothers Bobby Gresham, Leslie Gresham, Dan Gresham, A.M. Gresham, and Bill Gresham.

Wendell was a member of the Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge No. 312 A.F. & A.M.

He is survived by his son Bobby Gresham and wife April; daughters Traci Gresham Lopez and husband Andrew and Cathy Gresham Kay and husband Mark; brothers James Gresham and Max Gresham; grandchildren Tyler Lopez, Brandon Gresham, Meagan Gresham, Samantha Kay, Jessica Kay and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, with a Masonic service beginning at 7:00 PM.   Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

A visitation will also be on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Dickie Allen Funeral Home, 989 7th St., Cushing, Texas, 936-326-4531, from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM, with a graveside service beginning at 11:00 AM in McKnight Cemetery, Cushing, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas 77535.

Stokes

Michael W. “Mike” Stokes, 62, of Dayton, died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center in Liberty.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.

Mike was born April 17, 1952 in Mobile, Alabama, to parents; Clarence V. and Christine Myers Stokes, a former resident of Baytown, and has resided in Dayton for the past 16 years.  He was a veteran of the US Army achieving the rank of sergeant first class, and a retired operator from Simpson Paper Mill in Pasadena.  He also enjoyed motorcycles, working on cars, and barbecues.

Mr. Stokes was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years:  Caroline S. Blair Stokes of Dayton, son:  David W. Stokes and wife Jennifer of Dayton, daughters:  Sherry Brown and husband Jason of Baytown and Melissa Jones and husband Aaron of Baytown, brothers:  Charles, Pat, David, and Joe Keefer, sisters:  Paula Stevenson, Emma Kirk, and Diane Washington, five grandchildren with one on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Presnull

Beverly June Ray Presnull, 72, of Ace, Texas, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at a local nursing in Shepherd, Texas. 

She was born September 28, 1942 in Cleveland, Texas to Walter and Margaret Ray.

She was a member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Thelma Quinn and brother Walter A. Ray.

Mrs. Presnull is survived by her daughter Tammy Presnull; son Walter Daniel Presnull; sisters Lillian, Mary Helen and Rachel; five grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A visitation with the family will be on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 9:00AM until 11:00AM in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., with funeral services beginning at 11:00AM, with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating.  Condolences can be sent online to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
Interment will be in Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie, Texas.

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

Lack

Benny Davis “Ben” Lack, 65, of Dayton, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015, a the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Ben was born March 28, 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama, to parents; Ben F. and Betty Sue Cole Lack, a former resident of Pasadena, and has resided in Dayton for the past 12 years.  He was a veteran of the US Army, truck driver for American Road Transportation, and attended the Maranatha Church.  He also enjoyed fishing, 4-wheelers, and remote controlled vehicles.

Mr. Lack was preceded in death by his parents, grandson:  Trent Newman, sister:  Kay Denton, and brother: Tab Lack.  He is survived by his wife of 30 years:  Debra Freeman Lack of Dayton, daughters:  Julia Lack of Pearland, Sheila Carpenter and husband Brett of Baytown, and Carrie Smith of Alabama, brother:  Merle Lack and wife Debra of Pearland, grandchildren:  Heather Kelly and John Holcomb, Dylan Myers, Austin McMillan, Drake Smith, and Kadence Smith, great-grandchildren:  Tyler Holcomb, Breanna Holcomb, and Kaleigh Holcomb, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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

Nash

Raymond R. Nash, 76, of Dayton, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center in Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Raymond was born September 1, 1938 in Rome, Georgia, to parents; Raymond L. and Lillian G. Marshall Nash, a former resident of Galveston, and has resided in Dayton for the past 16 years.  He was a graduate of Milby High School class of 1957, a former Eagle Scout, former police officer for Atlanta, Georgia, as well as a former volunteer firefighter and reserve police officer for South Houston.  He served in the US Army, US Navy, Texas Air National Guard, and retired from the US Air Force.  Raymond also enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry, and socializing.

Mr. Nash was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years:  Joyce M. Connaly Nash of Dayton, daughter:  Sue A. Nash and husband Eric Bragg of Cove, sons:  Jason R. Nash and wife Loretta of Hardin, Ronald W. Nash and wife Michelle of Hardin, George W. Milner and wife Vickie of Oklahoma, Garnett E. "Bubba" Milner and wife Valerie of Georgia, and Robert Nash of California, grandchildren:  Brittany Stuessy and husband Jake, Shelby Monroe and husband Kellan, Whitney Milner, Katelynn Nash, Aaron Nash and Emily Hracek, Trevor Nash, Lily Nash, Noah Nash, Cody Bradshaw, Dylon Bragg, and MyKaela Bragg, great-grandchildren:   Brentlee Nash and Kaylyn Hracek, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

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

Thompson

Joyce Elaine Thompson, age 86, formerly of Liberty, TX passed away on February 28, 2015 in Centre, Alabama. 

Joyce was born February 10, 1929 in Mansfield, Louisiana, daughter of the late Samuel and Nancy Scott.  She married John P. Thompson Sr on February 25, 1956.  They were married for fifty years and together they had five children, ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  She was a housewife all of her life and loved to sew and paint.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; Samuel & Nancy Scott, husband; John Thompson Sr, daughter; Nancy Johnson, son-in-law; Andrew Johnson and five sisters. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; John Thompson Jr and wife Nona, Michael Thompson and wife Pennie, daughters; Joyclyn Rusk and partner Dana Worley, Naomi Herrington and husband Quinten, ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Services for Joyce Elaine Thompson will be Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10am at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty, TX.  Visitation will be Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

 

Pace Stancil Funeral Home

www.pacestancil.com Three locations

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

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

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

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

We accept all prearranged contracts and burial insurance policies.

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