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Neuman

Franklin D. “Franky” Neuman, 78 of Morgan, Texas died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at home.

Services for Franky will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 20, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery, Dayton. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the funeral home.

Franky was born February 1, 1939 in Dayton, Texas to parents, Eric Brighteyes “Lett” Neuman, Sr. and Ada Gertrude Hooper. He attended Dayton schools, graduating from Dayton High School in 1957. He proudly served in the United States Navy on the destroyer, Dennis J Buckley. Franky attended the First Baptist Church in Lakeside Village and was a member of First Baptist Church in Dayton. He also was a member of Tin Can Soldiers and Dayton Masonic Lodge. Franky loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed square dancing and woodworking. He and his late wife Margaret met and married in Dayton and lived many years in Baytown before moving to Morgan a little over 12 years ago.

Franky was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jesse Neuman, Bert Neuman and wife Nell; and E. B. Neuman; sisters, Louise Neuman and Dora Ada Carmichael and husband Preston. He is survived by sons, Lynn “Todd” Neuman and wife Cathey, and Michael “Tracy” Neuman; grandchildren, Michael Tracy Neuman, II, Heather L. Neuman White and husband Cory, Erica Yarbro and husband Colton, Travis Neuman and wife DeeDee, and Trinity Neuman; great grandchildren, Alyssa Neuman, Caley Neuman, Ashton Neuman, Brooklyn White, Paityn White, Chloe White, Brantley White, Micah Yarbro, and Gideon Yarbro; brothers, Larry Neuman and wife Ilene, Mutt Neuman and wife Judy; sisters-in law, Hazel Neuman and Shirley Neuman; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Maley

Aubrey Ronnie Maley age 77 passed away Thursday October 12, 2017 at Magnolia Nursing Home.

Ronnie was born Goose Creek, Texas July 3, 1940 the son of the late Aubrey Maley and Arttie Edmonds Maley. Ronnie was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School class of 1958. After High School Ronnie enlisted in the US Marines until his Honorable Discharge. He went on to work as a pipefitter, mainly for Brown and Root, and was known too other as the “Shut Down Man.” Prior to his retirement he worked as a draftsman for an engineering firm. When Ronnie was working, he was an avid fisherman, enjoying just about anything to do with fishing. 

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother Wayne Maley.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of thirty-eight years Mary Maley, and a sister Joyce Naumann. In addition, he leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial service with Military Honors will be held 3PM Monday October 16, 2017 with visitation from 1-3PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

McKnight

Michael Ellis McKnight, age 55 of Devers, passed away October 11, 2017 in Houston, TX. 

Michael was born December 28, 1961 to Cecil and Mable McKnight.  He graduated from Huffman High School in 1980 and was a foreman at Can-am Rubber.  Michael loved to hunt and fish and loved the outdoors.  He played semi-pro football for the Maulers.  Michael loved flying his drone and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.  It was said that Michael stepped up to the plate and helped his dad and mom whenever they needed him.  He also would help people in need.  He will be missed by all.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents; Ose and Mary McKnight, maternal grandparents; Lillie Mae and Sylvester Crocker.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, mother; Mable McKnight of Devers, daughters; Angela McKnight Brandes and husband Rocky of Huffman, Candice McKnight of Kingwood, grandchildren; Pasley and Emma Brandes and cousin; Storm Reynolds.

Services for Michael Ellis McKnight will be Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2pm at First Baptist Church of Devers, 106 Ave. A, Devers, TX.  Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Welch

Billy Gene Welch, 48, of Liberty died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Katy.

Billy was born March 16, 1969 in Dayton, Texas to parents, William A. Welch, Sr. and Lillie Maxey Welch. He was a lifetime resident of Liberty and had worked as a roughneck.

Services for Billy will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Bible Way Church in Liberty with interment to follow at Monroe Fregia Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents: William A. Welch, Sr. and Lillie Maxey Welch; grandparents: Newt and Ferlie Maxey and Charlie and Sally Welch; also his granddaughter: Mackenzie Edmonds. He is survived by his son: Billy Welch; his daughter: Kelly Welch; brothers: William E. Welch, Mark E. Welch; Emmitt L. Welch and William A. Welch, Jr.; sisters: Ferlie Fregia, Vidor Burch, Betty Henderson, Carolyn Nugent, and Loretta Hilton; grandchildren: Hunter Edmonds, Dixie Edmonds, Daisy Edmonds, and Remington Edmonds; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Henry

Walter Price Henry, 76, died Monday, October 9, 2017, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

He was born August 31, 1941, to Walter P. Henry Sr. and Velma Matthews in Batson where he was a lifelong resident, worked for the Texas Forest Service and became a self-made businessman.

Walter was known by many in the community as a business owner. He bought and ran the Gulf station on 105 for years before building the Chevron store and later the carwash. Even though much of his time was spent running his business, he found time to devote thirty years to West Hardin CCISD as a school board member. Because he loved sports and coaching, he volunteered for many years as a Little League baseball coach. With the help of some friends, Walter helped create and coordinate the Pine Island Bayou Archery Club where he spent many weekends honing his skills and sharing his love for the sport with others. Later in life, Walter served as a member of the Guedry Cemetery committee and was an active member at Batson Prairie Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Lawerence Henry, Justin Henry, Orville Warren, and James Lyles, sisters; LaDonna Alcorn, Faye Ballinger, and Ada Katherine Hall.

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 57 years, Vivian Henry, daughter; Velma Kelley of Livingston, sons; Dale Henry and wife Amanda of Batson, and Jason Henry and wife Mary of Sour Lake, sister; Marcia Lynn Fregia of Batson, grandchildren; Carson Henry, Juliana Henry, Makenna Henry, Colby Henry, Maegan Henry, Aaron Thomas, Taylor Kelley, Rancen Kelley, Heather Hayes, Kaden Robinson, Dallas Robinson, Samuel Robinson, and 9 great-grandchildren.

A gathering of Mr. Henry's family and friends will be Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Batson Prairie Baptist Church. A service of remembrance will be held Friday, October 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. also at Batson Prairie Baptist Church with Reverend Lee Gruver, Reverend James Coots, Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth, and Reverend Butch Perkins. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery.

Honoring Mr. Henry as pallbearers are Aaron Thomas, Taylor Kelley, Rancen Kelley, Colby Henry, Kevin Lyles, Kevin Driskil, and Travis Hickman Jr

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Walter Price Henry Jr. please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Barnes

Willie Mae "Maw Maw" Barnes, of Batson, died on Monday, October 9, 2017, at her residence with her family by her side. She was 79.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 3:00 P.M. at New Life Church of Batson with Pastor Bill Campbell officiating. Cremation to follow.

Serving as pallbearers are Bob Guedry, Jacob Griffea, Jerime Johnson, Roger Roark, Brent Mosely, and LaRue Jones.

There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 2:00 P.M. until time of service at New Life Church. A native of Monticello, AR she had lived in Batson many years and had worked as a cook for Key Truck Stop in Channelview, TX.

She was a faithful member of New Life Church of Batson, where she was involved in women's sewing ministries and the volunteer food pantry. She enjoyed delivering newspapers throughout the community to those who were shut-ins. She was affectionately known as "Maw Maw".

She is preceded in death by husband, Floyd Blakeley, parents, U.L. and Martha Hopper Tucker, nephews; David Ward, Kevin Ward, and Terry Butts, nieces; Jessica McKinsey, and Jerri Foye Butts.

Those left to cherish her memory is a daughter, Judy Carroll and companion Tommy Diehl,of Batson, sons; Rufus Henson of Monticello, AR and Vernon Barnes of Welch, VA. Brothers, Reno Tucker of Chatsworth, GA and David Tucker of Monticello AR. Sisters, Linnette Wallace of Springhill LA Mamie Perrine of Houston, and Hazel Medders of Eden TX.

Granddaughters; Lacey Guedry and husband Bubba of Batson, Feleshia Wakefield of Batson, Tammy Adams and husband Freddy of Batson, Ashley and Amanda Barnes both of Baltimore, MD, and Jessica Henson of Monticello AR. Grandsons; Dennis Welton and wife Inez of Batson, Toby Welton of Batson, Jake Griffea, Joshua Henson, and Jaden Henson all of Monticello, AR. Great grandchildren: 11.

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

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

Creel

Jason Ralph Creel, age 39 of Liberty, Texas, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017.  

He was born January 2, 1978 in Channelview, Texas to parents Jimmy Thurman Creel and Lisa Kathleen Austin. He is preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Truman Creel; stepmother, Renee Creel; and sister Julia Creel Hunt

Survivors include his mother, Lisa Murphy and stepfather Earl Murphy; daughters, Shyla Creel and Camryn Creel; brothers, Robert Murphy and Jimmy T. Creel; sister, Sharon Creel McCarver, Brandie Murphy, and Jeana Creel; nephews, Jace Martwick, John Hunt, Josh, Ty and Cole McCarver; niece, Lauren Hunt; numerous other relatives and friends.

Public visitation will be 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Concord Cemetery, Rye, Texas.

White

Tommy White, 64, of Dayton, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 in Liberty.

He was born February 11, 1953 in Berlin, Germany to his late parents, Bill Griffitts and Catherine “Katie” Harbeck Griffitts.

Tommy had lived in Dayton most of his life. He was a 1972 graduate of Dayton High School and was a retired gauger from Liberty Forge. Tommy was a hunter and fisherman, enjoying all outdoor activities. He loved being with his family, especially his grandbabies. He will be truly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Claude and Helen White; brother, Joseph “Joey” White and a sister, Delores Dunlap.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Karen White of Hardin; sons, Brandon White and his wife Kimberly of Cypress, and Kody White of Hardin; brothers, Pat White and his wife, Donna of Dayton and Steve White and his wife, Ouida of Mont Belvieu; grandchildren, Tyler Chase White and Shelby Grace White of Cypress; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Garry Masterson officiating. Burial will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery

Pallbearers will be Coy Duty, Ricky McGowan, Rodney McGowan, Eric Rhodes, Cory White, Jimmy White, Trevor White, Jacob Yeater. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Aldrich, Billy Mitchell, and Josh Yeater.

Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535, (936) 258-5300, www.pacestancil.com.

Vaughn

Audra “Marti” Martrell Vaughn, 48, of Raywood, Texas passed away, October 5, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on March 15, 1969 in Liberty, Texas to Earnest Gayle Vaughn and Audra Wallace Vaughn.

Audra was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. She loved to dance, remodel homes and spend time on the water. She was strong, independent and generous. Audra loved unconditionally. She genuinely liked being around people - it’s been said that she never met a stranger. Her beautiful smile will forever be remembered.

Through-out the years, Audra had several jobs including Armadillo Graphics, Anderson’s and Hardin Grocery. Most recently, she worked at The Vindicator in Liberty, Texas. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Audra was preceded in death by her father, Gayle Vaughn; brother Rocky Vaughn; and maternal grandparents, Edmon and Martrell Fregia. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters, Tierney Young and Avery Hall; mother Audra Vaughn; sisters Roxanna Lynch and husband Arthur, Nicole Vaughn, granddaughter Amelia Hall and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1pm to 2pm on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, Texas.

Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

McCall

Travis Allan McCall, 20 of Dayton, Texas passed away on September 28, 2017.

Travis is the son of Jeffrey and Dawn McCall born on December 24, 1996 in Baytown, Texas, spending his First Christmas in the hospital with family by his side. When he first learned to use a BB gun he shot a squirrel and made fried squirrel leaving a mess of flour all over the kitchen. When his mom asked about the mess, he simply said he was hungry. Travis has been hunting sense he was 10 years old always bringing a squirrel home to fry up for dinner. He loved spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and also enjoyed playing video games and riding his dirt bikes with friends.

Travis was a member of the Old River Assembly of God in Dayton, Texas. He was a jack of all trades an all-around handy versatile person. Travis was a hard worker and his family was always receiving compliments about him.

Travis is preceded in death by his grandparents Golden and Jaquetta McCall. He is survived by his loving parents; his brother Matthew Bishop of Colorado; sisters Kristie McCall of Baytown, TX, Tiffany McCall of Dayton, TX; grandmother Paula Cannady of Dayton, TX; grandfather Roger Taber of Dayton, TX; and 5 nieces, 1 nephew, numerus aunts and uncles and other loving relatives.

A Visitation will be held on Monday, October 09, 2017 from three o’clock in the afternoon to five o’clock in the afternoon at Sterling Funeral Home at 602 N. Main St., Dayton, TX 77535. A Memorial Service will follow at five o’clock in the afternoon at Sterling Funeral Home

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

McCullough

James A. McCullough, of Sour Lake died Monday, October 2, 2017, at his residence with his family by his side. He was 76

Graveside service will be held on Monday October 9, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Rosedale cemetery in Sour Lake. A native and lifelong residence of Sour Lake. He was self employed in the construction industry where he owned and operated his own business.

Survivors are his daughter, Michelle McCullough of Sour Lake, and son, Jamie McCullough of Wimberley, TX and grandson, Tyler McCullough of Austin.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Albertice McCullough please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas7519. 936-262-2100 or 936-336-2222

Caruthers

James Weldon "Jim" Caruthers 84, of Saratoga, died on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Baptist Beaumont Hospital with his family by his side.

Jim was born September 10, 1933 in Batson, to Johnny Caruthers and Rita Richey. He had lived in Saratoga, since 1960 and was a retired Millwright with U.S. Steel. Jim was a Christian man and member of Calvary Tabernacle Ministries of Batson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Elma Jackson Caruthers, son, Joey Caruthers, and daughter, Lavonne Caruthers.

He is survived by his son, Jimmy Caruthers and wife Flo of Votaw, niece and caretaker Ruby Caruthers of Saratoga. Brother, Willie Gene Caruthers of Batson, and sister, Thelma Reavis of Tulsa OK and other nieces and nephews and a host of loving and caring friends.

Grandchildren, Donna Whittington and husband Bobby of Votaw, and Amy Hughes and husband Scotty of Thicket, and eight great grandchildren.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday October 7, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Calvary Tabernacle Ministries of Batson. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday October 6, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Calvary Tabernacle Ministries in Batson.

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that loves his appearing."

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Weldon "Jim" Caruthers please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Tomlinson

Don Tomlinson, 76, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at his home. He was born June 12, 1941 in Jacksonville, Texas to his late parents, James Wesley Tomlinson and Zora Ellen White Tomlinson.

Don has lived in Dayton since 2002, had previously lived in Sheldon and was a retired building inspector from the city of Houston after 32 years of service. He graduated from San Diego Evening High School in 1962 and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. His passions were helping others, fishing, tinkering, gardening and being around babies, especially his great-grandchildren.

Mr. Tomlinson was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Joshua James Walls; sister, Yola Corley; brother, Ronald Tomlinson and brother-in-law, Edward Stewart.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Sue Tomlinson; sons, Bryan Tomlinson and his wife, Cheryl and Donald Walls and his wife, Vicki Cross; daughter, Heidi Tezyk; brothers, J. W. Tomlinson and William Tomlinson and his wife, Linda; sisters, Ida Stewart and Wanda Schulte and her husband, Fred; grandchildren, Madison, Madalyn, Joseph, Ryan and Zora; great-grandchildren, Valton and Paisley; sister-in-law, Carolyn Kuklok and her husband Clancy; brother-in-law, Rusty Williams and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., with a service to start at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton with Dr. B. L. Worsham officiating. Burial will follow at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton with military honors.

Pallbearers will be Mike McPhail, Neal Tomlinson, Kelly Tomlinson, Roy Smith, Glen Corley and Terry Grimes.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Walk to Defeat ALS at http:// web.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/Texas in memory of Don Tomlinson.

To leave a tribute to his family go to www.pacestancil.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535, (936) 258-5300.

Brown

Richard Allen Brown “Rick” of Dayton, passed away at home on Friday, October 6, 2017, surrounded by family. 

Rick was born on October 21, 1957, in Orange, Texas, to the late Jimmy and Gerry Brown.  He was a graduate of Dayton High School and began a career at ExxonMobil,  retiring in 2013 after 34 years of service.

He married Sharon Roeder Brown, of Liberty, Texas.  Together they lived a life based on faith and family.  He enjoyed being outdoors hunting or fishing and spending precious time with family and friends.  He is loved by many and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Becky Bowman; in-laws Joe and Helen Roeder.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 38 years, Sharon Brown of Dayton; daughters Emily Brown Grones and son-in-law, Randy of San Antonio and Amy Brown of Austin; grandchildren, Ella and Jack Grones; brother, Chris Brown; sister-in-law, Joan Hill and husband Daryl; sister-in-law Rita Chessher and husband Jerry.  Rick is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends from near and far. 

The family wishes to thank friends, parishioners and clergy who offered their many prayers and made kind visits during his illness. 

Rosary will be at Immaculate Conception Church, 411 Milam, Liberty, Texas at 5:30 pm on Monday, October 9, 2017, with visitation following from 6:00-8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church with interment at the Catholic Cemetery, Grand Street at Bowie Street in Liberty, Texas.  Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.
Pallbearers are Josh Brown, Mark Chessher, Bob Edwards, Jeff Gregory, David Harmon and Jaime Harvey.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the non-profit organizations: Marnie Rose Foundation/5300 N. Braeswood Blvd., #4-350/Houston, Texas 77096 or Catholic Cemetery Association of Liberty Texas/P. O. Box 10225/Liberty, Texas 77575.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hale

Jean Hale, 88, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2017 in Tucson, AZ.

Jean was born on July 18, 1929 in Mart, TX, daughter of the late C.D. Mitchell and Katherine (Katie) Christoffer Mitchell. She graduated from Dawson High School and then attended cosmetology school. Jean married the love of her life, Glen Hale in 1949. She worked at Southwestern Bell for many years in Dallas and then in Houston after moving to Dayton in 1961. She and Glen owned and operated Hale Grocery serving the community of Dayton for 18 years. Jean was a member of the Church of Christ, Pilot Club and Garden Club. Her love of reading and travel took her to many different parts of the US and often to other countries. Jean lived in Dayton for 42 years before moving to Tucson, AZ in 2003.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Hale; son, Glen David Hale; daughter, Susan Hale White; and son-in-law, Joe White. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Cindy Hale Neal (Wendell); son, Jay Hale (Jeanette); daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Hale; grandchildren, Bryan Hale (Michelle), Bob Hale (Jony), Niki White, Cory White, Natalie Neal, Tyler Neal (Tiffany), Austin Neal, and Brent Hale; 10 great-grandchildren numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Jones Public Library, 801 S. Cleveland St., Suite A, Dayton, TX 77535.

Dowless

Ricky Joe Dowless age 58 left this earth October 4, 2017 in Houston after a valiant battle with cancer.  

He was born January 11, 1959 in Dublin, North Carolina the son of the late Raymond David Dowless and Leola Candice Kriner Dowless. Ricky was an outgoing, loving, caring man who never met a stranger.  He had an ability to make everyone around him feel comfortable. He enjoyed watching sports, playing golf, and fishing. He worked for BJ Ford as a Finance Manager for the past sixteen years. Prior to BJ Ford, he worked in construction and Oil and Gas as a Permit Agent.  Ricky also served in the US Army, joining after he completed High School.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond Dowless Jr., Bobby Dowless, Herman Dowless, Leon Dowless, and Ray Dowless; as well as his sisters Dorothy Cassidy and Frances Laramie.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of twenty-two years Yvonne Dowless, son Joshua Connealy and wife Mandy, daughter Brooke Soto and husband Jason, Sisters Delores Dowless and Petie Strole, Brother Ronald Dowless and wife Susan. IN addition he leaves his five grandchildren Romannie Smith, Joshua Connealy Jr., Alexis Connealy, Grace Soto, and Jason Soto Jr. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be held Sunday 3PM October 8, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Liberty 602 Main St. Liberty, Texas. Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Ricky’s memory to the American Cancer Society at (https://www.cancer.org). Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservices.com.

King

Penny Carol Irish King, 53, of Mont Belvieu, Texas, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Baytown.

She was born on June 29, 1964 in Baytown, Texas to James “Peanut” and Wanda McLean Irish. Penny graduated from Barbers Hill High School in 1982 and worked as an administrative assistant in the pipeline division for Shell Corporation for 33 years.

Penny was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She enjoyed old time western reenactments near the Columbus, Texas area, riding motorcycles and reading to her grandson. Penny will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Penny was preceded in death by her father; and an infant son. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 23 years, Sam King of Mont Belvieu; her son Willie Alford and wife Gail of Mont Belvieu; her daughter Betsy Cumbie and husband John of Dayton; her grandson Jacob Alford; her mother Wanda Irish of Mont Belvieu; her sisters Becky Nelson, Sherry Bolton and Libby Fulton all of Mont Belvieu; her brother Larry Fulton and wife Shanna of Mont Belvieu; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 10am on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the Tilton Cemetery, located on FM 565 in Old River-Winfree.

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

Swain

Johnny "Papa John" Swain, 65, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on September 18th of 2017, surrounded by loved ones.

Johnny Arthur Swain was born on July 5th, 1952, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Francis Clarice Eastman Swain and Charles Fant Swain. Johnny was a loving father, grandfather, and a truly caring and dedicated friend to anyone who knew him. Johnny graduated from Liberty High School in Liberty, Texas in 1971. From an early age Johnny exhibited a true talent for all things artistic. He was very gifted in drawing; portraits and caricatures being his forte. He was also a very talented self-taught musician, learning to play the guitar and organ by ear. Johnny loved the outdoors, and was also a very experienced surfer. He was an extremely free-spirited soul, who was not afraid to work hard for something he truly wanted. He was a deep thinker, an articulate speaker and an influential writer. He will be deeply and truly missed by the loved ones he left behind.

Johnny is survived by his daughters Chastity Marie Swain Mason and partner Rex France of Phoenix and Carrie Elizabeth Swain Hollister and husband David of Dayton; his grandchildren Christian Bree Mason, Dennis Christopher Mason, Emily Claire Mason, Olivia Marie Hollister, Violet Claire Hollister, and Isaac Sidney Hollister; his great-grandchildren Jayden Isaiah Rab and Hayden Raelyn Brooke; his brother Charles Douglas Swain of Devers; his two aunts and two uncles; and his sixteen cousins spread throughout the United States.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Charles Swain; and his grandson Johnathan Edward Mason.

Baker

Benjamin Leon Baker Jr, age 74 of Houston passed away September 26, 2017 in Houston, TX. 

Benjamin was born April 15, 1943 in Port Arthur, TX, son of the late Benjamin Leon Baker Sr and Hettie Jean Wiley Baker.  He graduated from Bridge City High School and then went on and attended college at Louisiana College Pineville in Pineville, LA and then the University of Houston where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Dependency. 

Benjamin worked as a chemical dependency counselor for many years.  He was a very family oriented person and loved his children and grandchildren.  As a Christian man, Benjamin loved to sing and had a beautiful voice.  He was a spiritual leader for his family and will be missed by all.

Benjamin was preceded in death by his parents.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of eighteen years; Judy Gilliland Baker, daughter; Melissa Baer and husband Ian, sons; Bryan Baker and wife Christi, William Baker, Fredrick McGuire Jr, brother; Michael Baker and wife Barbara, and grandchildren; Mason Baker, Emily Joanne Patrick and Kelly Anne Patrick.

Services for Benjamin Leon Baker Jr will be Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10am at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Rageth

Daniel Rageth, 60, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 22, 2017.

He was born on January 22, 1957 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Samuel M. Rageth and Ruth Iczkowski Raymer. He married the loved of his life, Debra on August 28, 1982; spending almost 34 years together. Daniel worked for BJ Ford Inc., for many years as a General Handyman. He was a gentle, generous, and kind man who was not afraid to express his opinion. Daniel was a member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He enjoyed cooking especially barbequing, hunting, dirt track racing, and remodeling and painting. Daniel was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be dearly missed by all.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Debra Rageth; brothers, Donald Rageth and David Rageth; step-father, Mark Raymer; and mother-in-law, Mary Gallegos.

Daniel is survived by his daughter, Robbin Kelly and husband Derrick; mother, Ruth Raymer; father, Samuel Rageth; sisters, Sandra Weber (David), Kathleen Dalton (Lloyd), Leona Rageth, Charlotte Masterson, and Mary Singer (Tony); brothers, Dennis Rageth, Sam Rageth and Thomas Rageth (Tina); father-in-law, Zef Gallegos; and grandchildren, Alanna Kelly, Katelynn Kelly and Derrick Kelly Jr; and a host of extended family and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Sterling-White Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 30, 2017 also at Sterling White Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sterling White Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, Texas 77562. To send the family condolences please visit www.sterlingwhite.com.

Huffman

Sammie Weatherly Huffman was born in Garrison, Texas to Ruth and Sam Weatherly on February 13, 1933.

As a young girl, she moved to Galena Park, Texas with her parents. It was there she would eventually meet the love of her life, Howard Frank Huffman. While preparing to graduate high school, she was also planning her wedding. Sammie and Howard built their permanent dream home together in Old River, Texas in 1960.

Sammie was a Texas housewife and mother. That meant one minute she was a seamstress for her daughter and the next minute she was hauling hay with her sons. Sammie was also the greatest cook in Texas. She was well known for her chicken and dumplings and her legendary beans. After her children were grown and her husband retired, Sammie went to work at Foley’s in San Jacinto Mall, where she worked for twenty years. Sammie loved spending time gardening with her husband, babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and being a “professional” shopper.  A longtime member of Old River Baptist Church, she enjoyed attending worship services as well as Sunday School.

On September 25, 2017, Sammie joined her husband of 65 years, Howard Huffman; granddaughter, Kristen Pitre; grandson, Corey Huffman; brother, Bobby Weatherly; and parents in eternal paradise.

She is survived by her children, Tommy Huffman & wife Theresa, James Huffman & wife Stacey, Cynthia Pitre & husband Rayland, and David Huffman; grandchildren, Travis Huffman, Tracie Mazzu & husband Sam, Meagan Huffman, and Lauren Busceme & husband Matt; great-grandchildren, Tyler Huffman and Georgia Mazzu; and sisters, Norma Phillips and Beverly Huckestein. In her final months, she was also loved and cared for by the wonderful staff at Swan Manor in Baytown. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Old River Baptist Church building fund or to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

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

Hatcher

Deloris Pauline Hatcher, 70, of Saratoga died Friday, September 22, 2017, in Splendora, TX with her family by her side

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 10:00A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Nathan Hendrix and Reverend Gary Paul Criswell officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

Serving as pallbearers are Thomas Tristan, Everett Doucette, Jeremy Clary, Jessie Doucette Jr. Ben Cochrell and Jay Robert Kilgore. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Wood, Jessie Doucette Sr. and John Alpers.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday September 25, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native and lifelong resident of Saratoga, she had retired from Hardin County Tax Office of Kountze, with 34 years of service. She was also a member of West End Baptist Church of Saratoga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Harvey Hatcher. Parents, Evert Roy Laird and Nellie Marie McEwin. sisters, Doris Denham and Diane Hammond. Brothers, Delaine Laird and Delbert Laird, and baby Hatcher. Survivors are her sons, Scotty Hatcher and wife Tonya Renee of Shepherd, and Robert Hatcher of Woodville. Daughter, Sharon Patton of Marthaville, LA and numerous grandchildren and nieces, and nephews.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Deloris Pauline Hatcher please visit our Sympathy Store AT www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Valigura

Joe L. Valigura, Sr., longtime resident of the Anahuac and Wallisville area, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in his home in Wallisville, Texas.

He was born on January 6, 1926 in East Bernard, Texas, to Paul and Mary Bozek Valigura. Joe attended high school in East Bernard before joining the United States Marines. He was a Corporal in the Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict.

Joe had many hobbies some of which included crafting and woodworking. He worked as a superintendent for many years in the pipeline industry with the Tenneco Company.

Joe married his high school sweetheart, Alma Ann Sliva Valigura; they were married for 64 years. Alma and Joe belonged to the Catholic Church.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Alma Valigura; his daughter Melissa Valigura; and his sisters Helen Matula and Mary David. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son Joe Valigura, Jr. and wife Linda of Wallisville; his granddaughter Tip Kromloy of Wallisville; and a host of extended family members and friends. Joe will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1pm until 3pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral services will begin following the visitation at 3pm. A graveside service and committal will immediately to follow in Anahuac Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Rawlinson

Bobby Alton Rawlinson, age 86 of Hardin went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2017.

Bobby was born on April 11, 1931 to J. B. Rawlinson and Minnie Lee Rawlinson of Hardin. He graduated from Hardin High School in 1948.

Bobby served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he worked in the oil field for a short time. He married Lola Fay Cantrell on December 18, 1959. Bobby farmed, raised cattle and in 1970, he and Lola built Rawlinson Meat Market and Slaughterhouse on Hwy 146. They remained in business until 1984.

Always willing to try something new, he bought a one man saw mill in 1987 and cut all of the lumber used to construct their current home. The oak trees that create an alley that leads to their home were planted in 1978, long before the house was built. Bobby continued his business interests along with his love of farming and ranching until the time of his death.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, J. B and Minnie Rawlinson; seven brothers - Jack Rawlinson, Clifford Rawlinson, J.B. Rawlinson Jr., Arlice Rawlinson, E.J. Rawlinson, Herman Rawlinson and John Rawlinson and one sister Opal Walters.

Bobby is survived by his wife of 57 years Lola Cantrell Rawlinson, his son Bart Rawlinson of Forestville, California and daughter Katie Russell, and husband Craig of Hardin. He has two grandsons - Jake Russell of New York, New York, his fiance' Katie Crumley of Brooklyn, New York and Luke Russell of Waco, Texas. He is also survived by two sisters, Margie Hanlon of Port Neches, Texas and Tommie Doucette and husband, Melvin of Old River, Texas, sister in law Linda Rawlinson of LaGrange, Texas as well as a host of nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

Services for Bobby Alton Rawlinson will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2pm at Hardin Baptist Church in Hardin, TX with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, September 25, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at Hardin Baptist Church. Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Burgess

Charles Alan Burgess, Sr., 59, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born on December 28, 1957 in Houston to Billy and Mary Jordan Burgess.

Affectionately known as Chuckie, he was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed nothing more than playing with his grandkids. Chuckie had many hobbies, some of which included fishing, camping and dancing.

Chuckie worked for many years as a mill wright technician for Zachary in Mont Belvieu. He and his wife, Darlene have resided in Dayton for the past 24 years.

Chuckie was preceded in death by his parents; He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 39 years Darlene Antlely Burgess; his son Charles Burgess, Jr. of Dayton; his daughter Candice Edmonston and husband Brad; his grandchildren Kaylei, Koltin and Kierstin Edmonston; his siblings Billy Glynn Burgess and wife Shonda of Pickering, Louisiana and Mary Ann Connor and husband Robb of Leesville, Louisiana; his father-in-law Nolan Antley of Splendora, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Chuckie will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Charles Burgess, Jr., Brad Edmonston, Dylan Burgess, Kaylei Edmonston, Anthony Hamilton, Blaize Burgess, George Hartwick and Joseph Alfano.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3pm and 8pm on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Remsing

Ellen Katherine Remsing, 92, of Dayton passed away September 8, 2017.

Visitation was held 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Chapel of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Services for Katherine were at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Chapel of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, followed by Interment at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton, Texas.

Katherine was born December 29, 1924 in Security, Texas to parents, Clyde and Melinda Jane Kelley Sprayberry. Moving to Dayton as an infant, she attended Dayton schools and graduated in the class of 1942. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Dayton and the Ladies IV Sunday School Class. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. A 56 year member of the Order of The Eastern Star, she served as Worthy Matron of the Dayton Chapter #233 and as treasurer for many years. She was a member of the Liberty-Dayton Chapter #634 and Mont Belvieu Chapter #1142. She served on the Board of Advisors of the Rainbow Girls Dayton Chapter and as Mother Advisor. She received the Grand Cross of Colors for her work with the girls. Katherine was a talented artist. She loved drawing, oil painting, and china painting, as well as pottery and ceramics.

Mrs. Remsing was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, William J. Remsing; son, William R. Remsing; brothers, Kelley and Clifford Sprayberry; and nephew, Donald Sprayberry. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Remsing of Dayton; sons, Dale Remsing and wife Minnie of Pueblo, Colorado, and Daryl Remsing of Chandler, Arizona; grandchildren, Randy, Kevin, Kendall, and Kristie; nieces, Cristine Stichler and Suzanne Sprayberry; several great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends.

Zwahr

Earl Gene Zwahr, 74, of Thicket, died on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

He was born March 10, 1943, in Crosby, TX to Rinehardt A. and Rosie Weckworth Zwahr and was a lifelong resident of Thicket.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Delano Zwahr.

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 56 years, Margaret Zwahr, sons; Stephen Earl Zwahr and wife Charlene of Thicket and Richard Gene Zwahr and wife Dorothy of Votaw, daughters; Regina Marlane Zwahr of Dayton and Leslie Diane Martin and husband Floyd of Thicket, brothers; Rinehardt Zwahr of Huffman and Kenny Zwahr of Dayton, grandchildren; Grant Love, Amanda Henry, Christopher Zwahr, Tyler Copeland, Maribeth Zwahr, Madison Zwahr, and Molly Zwahr, and great-grandchildren; Samuel Robinson, Emma Love, Seth Love, Hegan Love, Kaden Robinson, and Dallas Robinson.

A gathering of Mr. Zwahr's family and friends will be Friday, September 22, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Saratoga.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. also at First Baptist Church Saratoga

Honoring Mr. Zwahr as pallbearers are Tyler Copeland, Grant Love, Christopher Zwahr, Floyd Martin, Aaron Zwahr, and Jason Hanna, honorary pallbearers are Kenny Zwahr, Rinehardt Zwahr, and Deanie Jackson.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Earl Gene Zwahr please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservies.com

Service of remembrance is under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson, Texas 77519. When it comes to personalized service there's no reason to call anyone else. We are earning your trust one family at a time.

 

McDowell

Barbara McDowell, age 76 of Coldspring, Texas, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017.

 She was born November 9, 1940 in Snyder, Texas to parents Sam and Ruth Martin who preceded her in death along with her brother, Robert Martin; and sister, Margaret Hester.

Barbara loved to cook and travel the world. She worked as a landman in the oil and gas industry. She did a great deal of service work and loved to read. She was the chair of the Book Club at the Methodist Church in Coldspring, a volunteer at Care Share in Coldspring, and original and former member of the Women’s Business Support Network of Houston. She formerly owned BJ’s Texas Café in Coldspring for a brief period.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Joel McDowell; sons, Robert Ball and wife Sherri, Mark Ball and wife Susan, and Lance Ball; step-sons, David McDowell and wife Gina, and Dale McDowell; step-daughter, Deanna Cervenka and husband Tommy; grandchildren, Chad, Misty, Sloan and Martin; step-grandchildren, Michelle, Kevin and Kianna; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Coldspring, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Coldspring United Methodist Church, Coldspring, Texas. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Renal Research Inc.

Sumrall

Brian Lee Sumrall, 39, of Batson, Texas died on Sunday, September 17, 2017, in Batson.

A native of Nuernberg, Germany, Brian had lived in Batson for six years. He had worked for the Houston Fire Department for 15 years. He was also a Volunteer Fireman with Batson, Volunteer Fire Department.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents; Brack and Betty Cotten, Robert Randolph Sr. Catherine Sumrall, and uncle Richard Cotten.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife; Rana Fregia Sumrall of Batson, son; Gavin Skufca of Batson, parents; Joe and Carla Jannise of Raywood, mother and father-in-law; Myrtle and Raymond Fregia of Hull, brother and sister-in-laws; Rodney and Kacy Simmons of Moss Hill, and Zachery and Kelley Simmons of Batson, aunt; Sandra Cotton Harris of Nederland, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of loving co-workers, and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. at North Main Baptist Church of Liberty, with Dr. Chris Moody officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. Serving as pallbearers are Joe Anthony Cotten, Zachery Simmons, Rodney Simmons, Kory Brett, Casey Schneiter, Lindsey Stephens, Matt Martin and Michael Cotten.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at North Main Baptist Church of Liberty.

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

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

Arceneaux

Mary Arceneaux was born on June 29, 1936 , to Elizabeth Dalcour and Joseph Durio, Jr. in Palmetto, Lousianaa. On September 14, 2017, the Lord called Mary to eternal rest.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Joseph Durio, and her sister, Jerry Maxie.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband: Elmo; children: Pamela, Paula, and Christopher.  Her grandchildren: Jessica and Xavier Jones, Zoie Ware, Arionna, Chris, and Mary Jones; sisters: Olivia Dearbonne and Lue Henry and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mary was a long standing member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Raywood and a 6-term Treasurer of the Altar Society.  Mary will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas), and a viewing Friday, September 22, 2017, from 9:00am to 11:00am  (Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3730 FM 160 N., Liberty, Texas).  Rosary will begin 10:20am; funeral mass to follow 11:00am.

Fr. Emmanuel Ayo Efodigbue, MSP, PhD officiating.
Interment Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery - Raywood, Texas.

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

Iler

Marilyn Gail (Hill) Iler, 78, of Tarkington Prairie, Texas, passed away on September 17, 2017.

She was born in Alice, Texas, on March 28, 1939, to Troy Lee Hill and Beulah Doyle Hill and grew up in Baytown, Texas. After graduating from Barbers Hill High School, she married the love of her life, Freddie Iler. Marilyn loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed raising horses, painting and going antiquing with her family and friends, and was a member of Rainbow Girls in her youth.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, Troy Lee Hill and Beulah Doyle Hill; and her son, Kevin Lee Iler. Survivors left to cherish her memory are her husband of fifty-nine years, Freddie Wayne Iler; sisters, Carolyn Dudley and husband, David, and Darlene Walker; sons, Richard Wayne Iler and wife, Diana, and Kenneth Lynn Iler and wife, Karen; grandchildren, Christen Barragan and husband, Frank, Michael Iler and wife, Miri, Carly Reynolds, Brook Townsend and wife, Samantha, Samantha Oehler, Kelsey Iler and Grace Iler; great grandchildren, Javier Barragan, Gabriel Barragan, Julian Barragan, Jaden Iler, Romeo Iler, Makayla Iler, Tripp Iler, Mason Reynolds, Macoy Reynolds, Oliver Townsend, Ruby Townsend, Finn Townsend and Bryan Edward Iler.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017, Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, in the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels. Burial will follow at Phelps Cemetery in Saratoga, Texas.

Honoring the family as pallbearers will be Frank Barragan, Michael Iler, Lynn McDonald, Troy McDonald, Brook Townsend and Chan Walker.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Road, Baytown 77521, 281.839.0700. To view the obituary or post a tribute to the family, visit www.crespoandjirrels.com .

Revia

Cameron James Revia, age 20 of Liberty, TX passed away in Nome, TX, September 16, 2017.

Cameron was born August 18, 1997 in Beaumont, TX son of Rodney Revia Jr and Maureen Jackson Revia.  He attended Liberty High School and graduated in 2016.  He went to work as an inspector for EMSI and then enrolled in Lee College where he was working on his Instrumentation Degree before his passing.  Cameron loved working on his computer whether it was his music or video games.  He had a passion for his motorcycle and had many friends.  Cameron always made his friends laugh and he was known as a big clown.  He loved his family and will be missed by all.

Cameron leaves behind to cherish his memory, his father; Rodney Revia Jr of Colorado Springs, CO, mother; Maureen Jackson Revia of Liberty, brother; Brandon Revia and wife Joni of LaPorte, TX, sister; Laureen Revia of Beaumont, TX, Grandparents; Rosemary Bott and husband Francis Sr of Moss Hill, Joe Jackson of Vidor, TX, Elaine Glaze and husband Frank of Bridge City, TX, aunts; Joanna Sepeda of Austin, TX, Rhonda Revia of bridge City, TX, uncles; George “Scooter” Glaze of Austin, TX, Richard Revia of Bridge City, TX and numerous cousins.

Services for Cameron James Revia will be Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel of Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Sellers

On September 15, 2017, Carrol Sellers (“Mom” & “Mamaw”) went on the trip that she has been waiting for… she went to be with Daddy.

They are together now and enjoying being with Jesus. Those also waiting there to see her were her boys, Elton and Wayne, her momma, her daddy, and her brother Willard.

Those of us left ATTEMPTING to live out their legacy and fill their shoes are: her girls Peggy and Karen, her son-n-love Kenneth, her brother Gerald and wife Judy, and her sister Faye. All her grandkids, Eric and Alison, Dustin and Nicole, Robert and Ashley, Matthew and Monica, Chawny and Aaron, and Matt…and all of her greatgrands, Tyson and Weston, Katherine, Aubury, Hailey, Laci, and Paisley, Jasper, Adrian, Alex, and Ashtyn, and Bella. So many others she adopted as hers, nieces and nephews and dear friends.
"Enjoy your trip…looking forward to joining y’all soon."

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday September 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Jim Atkins officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. Serving as pallbearers are Eric, Dustin, Robert, Matthew, Greg, Glen, Leslie, and Tim.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday September 17, 2017 from 4:00P.M. until 7:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

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

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

Shivers

Margarette L. Shivers, 95, of Hull, Texas passed away, Friday, September 15, 2017 at Fairy’s Landing in Hull surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 30, 1922 in Spurger, Texas to M. Paris Bingham and Bertie L. Collier Bingham.

Margarette was an avid bird watcher. She was a charter member of the Lower Trinity Valley Bird Club. She traveled the world visiting China, Africa, South and Central America to name a few. She had many great adventures. She loved nature and enjoyed being outside.  She was outgoing, caring, kind and very generous. She will be sadly missed by all who know and loved her.

Margarette was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband W.G. “Dub” Shivers; brothers Floyd Bingham, Durham Bingham, Ramsey Bingham, and John Lane Bingham; sisters Ellen Griffin, Kathren Fitzgerald and Lala Susan Bingham. She leaves behind to cherish her memory son Bert Shivers and wife Gail of Hull; daughter Kitty Key and husband Ronnie of Hull; grandchildren Scott Key and wife Cyndy of Cypress, Gil Shivers and wife Shana of Montgomery, Kathy Key of Hull, Penny Woods and husband Matthew of Highland Village; fifteen great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and a host of other loving friends and relatives.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Scott Slack, Logan Slack, Allen Key, Silas Shivers, Max Woods, Shaun Newmann, and W.G. “Quint” Shivers, V. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Allison Funeral Services, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2pm at First United Methodist Church of Daisetta. A graveside service will immediately follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, Texas. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hull Hurricane Harvey Building Recovery Fund, PO Box J, Hull, Texas 77564

Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Carr

Herbert Guy Carr, 88, of Liberty, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

He was born August 16, 1929 in Daisetta to his late parents, Ray Downs Carr and Elizabeth Cross Carr.

Mr. Carr was a longtime resident of Liberty, was raised in Devers and graduated from Devers High School. He was a veteran and served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, was a member of Heights Baptist Church and Liberty Masonic Lodge, where he was a Master Mason.  He worked as a field engineer for Baroid and General Crude Oil and later started and operated Carr’s Services, Inc., an oilfield service company.

He was preceded in death by his son, Guy Patrick Carr, of Liberty and his sister, Mary Ray Clark of Hull.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mary Katherine Rose Carr, his daughter, Kim Harris and husband Matt, of Liberty, his grandchildren, Luke Harris, Katie Harris, Lizzie Harris, and Aimee Carr, and his niece, Deborah Clark, of Beaumont.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  A service will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Tim Gruver officiating.  Burial will follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty with military honors.

Pallbearers will be Matt Harris, Luke Harris, Kelvin Klimitchek, Randy Klimitchek, Bubba Gillard, and Barry Graves.  Honorary Pallbearers are Joe D. Harris, III and Archie Gillard.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535, 936-258-5300, www.pacestancil.com.

Martin

Sharron Martin departed at Baytown San Jacinto Hospital on Monday, August 28, 2017.

She was born on February 13, 1943 in Clinton, Tennessee to Jason and Mary Katherine Disney.

Sharron worked for Walmart in Liberty, Texas for more than 15 years.

Her departure was preceded by husband Robert M Martin; her grandson Christian Anthony Martin; her parents Jason and Mary Katherine (Hutton) Disney; her sisters Gloria Williams and Sharlene McCutcheon; and her brothers Charles Hill and Steve Disney. Sharron is survived by her son Anthony Michael Martin; her daughter Ray Lee Martin; her grandchildren Bree Nicolle Downey, Chiante Michelle Martin and Robert Kaleb Martin; her great-grandchildren Brooklyn Rayne Curry, Riley Christian Martin and Katherine Ann Martin; her sisters; Joann Hoffeld and Mary Lou Robbins her numerous nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10am on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. It is the family’s request that no reception will follow the services.

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

Simmons

Major James H. Simmons, USAF Retired, 87, of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2017 at his home. 

He was born October 11, 1929 in Simmons Bottom to his late parents, Guy Simmons and Maggie Grimes Simmons Bailey.

With the exception of the time he spent in the Air Force, Major Simmons lived in the Dayton area all of his life.  He retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service.

Maj. Simmons completed Basic Training in 1951 at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. In 1956, five days after completing Officer Candidate School, Maj. Simmons began Pilot Training, spending his first six months at Hondo, Texas and the final six months at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, Texas. Maj. Simmons flew C-124s out of Charleston AFB, South Carolina to destinations in Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

While serving in Vietnam in 1966, Maj. Simmons flew the AC-47 Spookie, also known as Puff the Magic Dragon.  After his service in Vietnam, Maj. Simmons spent the remainder of his Air Force career as an Intelligence Officer at Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, Louisiana, Anderson AFB, Guam and Offut AFB Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Omaha, Nebraska. Throughout his years of service, Maj. Simmons received numerous commendations and awards including The Distinguished Flying Cross.

After retirement, James enjoyed gardening and traveling. James and his wife Frankie traveled extensively. Favorite trips included a mule ride to the bottom of Grand Canyon, parasailing in Hawaii, road trips to Alaska and a cruise to along the Inside Passage of Alaska.

James was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Louise Garrett Simmons; brother, Gordon Simmons and sister, Gladys White.

Survivors include his wife, Frankie Daves-Simmons; daughters, Deborah Griffin and her husband, John and Jamie Garfield and her husband, Saul; grandchildren, David Casey, Robert Casey and his wife, Amanda, Michael-James Garfield and Remington Hugh Garfield; great-grandchildren, Aedan Casey and Ethan Casey; step-daughter, Deborah Daves Frazier and her husband, Bruce; step-grandchildren, Ashley Williams and her husband, Aron, Heather Frazier and Garrett Frazier and his wife, Hannah; 2 step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jonell Buckels and her husband, Art and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  A service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Randy Piatt officiating.  Burial will follow at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington with military honors.

For those who desire memorials may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America. http://vva.org

Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral

Beasley

Dusty Kent Beasley of Hardin, died on Saturday, September 9, 2017, in Hardin. He was 32.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at Hardin United Methodist Church with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Henry Olson, Colby Beasley, Mark Steven Riojas, Brandon Dinsmore, Logan Sullivan and Ricky Wunsch

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Hardin United Methodist Church.

A native of Baytown, TX he had lived in Hardin, Most of his life and was a crane operator. He was also a member of Hardin United Methodist.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Collis Beasley, Anna Lee Speer and Dale Speer. Aunt, Kathy Beasley, and mother-in-law, Lynn Harwell. Survivors are his wife, Sarah Beasley of Hardin, children, Jordan Beasley of Baytown, Emily Beasley, Erin Beasley, and Landon Beasley of Hardin. Parents, Mike and Debbie Beasley of Hardin. Grandmother, Avis Beasley of Hardin. Uncles, Randall Speer of Hardin, Kenny Collins of Hull, Terry Beasley and wife Sherry of Hardin, and Glen Beasley of Hardin. Aunt, Becca Speer of Hardin, and numerous cousins and friends.

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McDaniel

Rev Dr. Harry Irwin McDaniel, Sr., 75, of Groveton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Lufkin, Texas.

He was born on February 26, 1942 in Texarkana, Texas, one of eleven children to Luther Milbred and Mary Irwin McDaniel. Harry graduated from M.B. Smiley High School in Houston, Texas in 1960. He graduated from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia in 2004, receiving a double Doctorate’s degree in Theology and Counseling.

After graduating, he married his high school sweetheart, Elsie Mae Mills. Harry was a singer/songwriter who aspired to be a Rock n’ Roll singer in his youth. But God got a hold of his heart and lead him and Elsie into the ministry. While studying theology, Harry worked as a meat cutter for City Market in Dayton and other large grocers in the area. He also owned the Butcher Shop located in Atascocita. One of Harry’s hobbies was leatherworking and making leather bible covers for his children. Eventually all Harry desired was to preach and sing the word of God. He became a Deacon and then was ordained in the early 1970’s. Harry and his family continued their ministry for more than 50 years while traveling and singing gospel music throughout the area. He served as pastor of numerous churches in the Liberty County area and was currently the associate pastor at the First Baptist Church of Groveton. Harry used his favorite scripture John 14:1-6 every service he did to help lead others to the Lord.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents; his son Sean McDaniel, Sr.; and his siblings James McDaniel, Gladys Duncan, Patricia Duncan, Henry McDaniel and Leroy McDaniel. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 57 years Elsie Mae Mills McDaniel; his children Harry McDaniel, Jr. and wife Brenda, Morgan McDaniel and wife Cheryl and Sheryl Riley and husband Johnny; his grandchildren Kristen Craig and husband Randy, Amie McDaniel, Kristopher McDaniel and wife Colline, Morgan McDaniel, Jr. and wife Lori, Kandis McDaniel, Cason McDaniel, Kassie McDaniel, Caleb Riley and wife Christy, Morgan Taylor and husband Zachary, Sean McDaniel and wife Vanessa, Brian McDaniel and wife Whitney and Kara Ford; his great-grandchildren Taylor, Avyn, Rayna, Lauren, Chloe, Chance, Gavin, Jace, Maycee, Olivia, Hayden, Drake, Blake, Serenity, Bailey and Zander; his siblings Juanita Freeze, Lula Ruthledge, Shirley Hamm, William (Jabo) McDaniel and Arthur Ray McDaniel; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Kristopher McDaniel, Morgan McDaniel, Jr., Caleb Riley, Sean McDaniel, Brian McDaniel, Zachary Taylor and Randy Craig.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 10am on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will follow at 11am, with Bro George Elledge officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton, Texas.

Jarvis

Andrea Jeneane Stanford Jarvis, 63, was granted her angel wings on Monday, September 4, 2017, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

After her valiant fight with breast cancer in 2015, Jeneane’s battle resumed when her cancer aggressively spread throughout her body. In her final days, she was surrounded by loving family and friends. Jeneane was a beautiful and loving daughter, mother, GiGi, sister, aunt and friend.

Jeneane’s funeral service will be held in Anahuac, Texas at the Sterling Funeral Home at 2pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Immediately following will be the graveside service at the Historic Ridge-Pix-Paschal-McNeir Family Cemetery at Smith Point, Texas. The Nelson Family and friends will host refreshments at the Community Center after the graveside service.

Previously a Memorial Service was held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at St. Albert the Great Newman Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico for friends and fellow employees and families of Southwest Sport and Spine, Inc. where she served as the Chief Financial Officer, a position she had held for several years after moving to New Mexico.

Andrea Jeneane was born in Galveston, Texas to Bennie V. and Ruth Nelson Stanford later of Woodville, Texas. She was the second daughter, Janet Elisabeth, 1951 first, Nelson Alan, 1955 and Laurie Denise Stanford 1960 followed. The family moved to Woodville in 1959 when Bennie became employed in the Woodville School System.

Jeneane attended Woodville Schools and was a 1972 graduate of Kirby High School. She received a voice scholarship to attend Lon Morris Junior College, graduating in 1974. She completed an Accounting degree from the University of Phoenix later furthering her accounting career with several attorney firms as the comptroller.

Jeneane married Richard Daniel Jarvis, they had a son and daughter, later divorced in 1991. Jeneanne’s beloved children, Tabitha Jeneane Jarvis Thompson and Richard Jake Jarvis, daughter-in-law Lauren Jarvis of Houston, Texas. GiGi’s grandchildren, Christian Thompson and Autumn Thompson, Jordon and Isabelle Bauer and Zachary Jarvis all of Houston.

Jeneane’s father Bennie V. Stanford preceded her in death in 1989. She is survived by her mother, Ruth Nelson Stanford Las Cruces, New Mexico; two sisters Janet Stanford and David Deems of Woodville, Denise Stanford and John Campbell of Las Cruces, New Mexico; her brother Nelson Alan Stanford of Woodville, Texas.

Grandparents Charles M. “Jake” Nelson, Kathryn McNeir Stuart, Lee Benjamin and Tafena Cryer Stanford preceded her in death. Survivors include aunts Margaret Anne Roberts Benge and Joanne Stuart Pate, Ottie May Stanford White and Maxine McMillian Stanford. Preceded in death, Susan Roberts Nevils, Mary Edith Nelson Scott (Wicki), Marcia Kay Nelson Cessna. Jeneane leaves many Stanford, McNeir, Nelson family cousins.

Jeneane continued with her many talents, crafts, cooking, dancing, singing, camping, baking pies, fishing, making beautiful jewelry and always sharing with others.

Lummus

Harold Lane Lummus, 69, of Alvin, Texas passed away on Friday, September 7, 2017 in Dayton, Texas.

He was born on November 7, 1947 in Pasadena, Texas to Doyle and Melba Howard Lummus.

Harold was a loving and devoted husband, father, poppa to his grandchildren, brother and friend. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family and his grandchildren. Harold was quick witted, full of laughter and had a snappy sense of humor. Harold who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 48 years Bernice Lummus; his brothers Richard Doyle Lummus and Walter “Cotton” Allen Lummus; and his great-grandchildren Kynedi and Heidi Crunk; He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter Sherry Stephens and husband Jim of Dayton; his sons Terry Lummus and wife Wendy of Alvin and Tony Lummus of Dayton,Texas; his grandchildren Ashley Green and husband John, Melanie Crunk and husband Josh, Kelsey Lummus, Chelsey Lummus, Presley Lummus, Tyler Lummus and Taylor Lummus; his great-grandchildren Tyler and Hunter Green, Blakelee Prince, Bristol Green, Mason Crunk and Emerson Lummus; his brother Curtis Frank Lummus and wife Anna; his sister Patricia Doherty and husband Louis; daughter-in-law Tabitha Lummus of Wichita, Kansas; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Monday, September 11, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A celebration of Harold’s life will be held at 11am on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home. A private interment will be held in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton, Texas.

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

Gilliam

Mary Jane Ogea Gilliam, 88, of Wallisville, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in Tomball, Texas.

She was born on May 31, 1929 in Ged, Louisiana to Guy and Lina Hanks Dow.

Mary was a resident of the Wallisville area since 1947 and was a former member of Eminence Baptist Church. She was a very strong, independent woman who was set in her ways. One of Mary’s hobbies was to crochet.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her former spouses John Wedley Ogea and Melvin “Sonny” Gilliam; and her sisters Mae, Eva, Doris, Ethel and Bertha. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving son John Ogea and wife Billie of Tomball; her granddaughter Heather Hanna and husband Charles of Spring; her great-grandchildren Conor and Hayden Hanna; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family starting at 1:30pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. A funeral service will begin following the visitation at 3pm, with Rev Kenn Munn officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Surrey

Bertia Inez Surrey, 88, of Crosby, Texas passed away, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 1, 1929 in Woodson, Texas to John Boling and Millie Parker Boling.

Bertia was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. She graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a Master’s Degree in 1954. She was a school teacher for over 30 years. Bertia loved being a teacher and valued education. She was a creative cook, often swapping ingredients to make the recipe healthier. In her spare time, she loved to watch Fox news, read fiction books and drink coffee. She was most passionate about her beloved husband and she truly loved being by his side. Her infectious, beautiful smile will forever be remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Bertia was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Loretta, Patsi and Louise; and her brother Ralph. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 62 years Edward Surrey; daughter Susan Poskus; and her son Edward Surrey, III.

Allison Funeral Services, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements. Graveside services will be held September 11, 2017 at 2pm at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty, TX. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Lilienthal

Robin Kristine Lilienthal, 49, of Daisetta died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at home.

Memorial service for Robin will be at Pathways Church 9160 FM 1409, Dayton, TX 77535 on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Kim officiating.

Robin was born June 26, 1968 in Charleston, South Carolina to parents, Robert E. Lilienthal and Paula Lamb Lilienthal. She graduated in 1986 from Eisenhower High School in Houston and lived in the Dayton/Daisetta area for the past 10 years.

Robin was full of joy and love and it genuinely radiated from her and was felt by anyone who ever knew her. She was a woman who truly enjoyed the simple things in life such as being at the beach or lake in the summer and bonfires with friends in winter, Relaxing with her cat while reading a book, And by spending time with her family and daughters.

She was a gem with a custom cut. She is going to be sorely missed.

She is survived by her parents, Robert and Paul Lilienthal; her daughters, Kristine M. Edwards and Amber Deville; sister, Jane Suchma and husband James; grandchildren, Conner, Cody Jr., Jolee, and Symphony and her special pet, Queen Lola; numerous other relatives and friends.

Tulley

Joyce Marie Tulley of Daisetta, Texas died on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 at The Arboretum of Winnie. She was 72.

She was born July 29, 1945 to Vernon H. Nichols and Audrey Collins in Liberty. She had lived in Daisetta, most of her life and was retired as a school teacher from Hull-Daisetta Independent School District with 23 years of service. She had also taught for one year at Hardin Jefferson Independent School District. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Liberty.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Stacey Tulley, and parents, Vernon H. Nichols and Audrey Collins. Survivors include her husband of 51 years George Tulley of Daisetta, son, Brian Tulley and wife Deb of Calamus, Iowa. Sisters, Ellen Hooks and husband Wayne of Fulshear, TX Janey and husband Reverend Bill Fabriguze of Hardin, Donna Cain and husband Kerry of Burton, TX and Dorma Faye Smith of Huntington, IN and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends. Grandchildren are Beth, Anne, Sarah, and Josh.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday September 8, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Liberty.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Liberty, with Reverend Bill Fabriguze and Reverend Steve Bean officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

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

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Ficarro

Deborah Ann Huntley Ficarro of Baytown, Texas, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Texas.

She was born on November 3, 1956 in Mount Pleasant, Texas to R.C. and Glenda Huntley. Deborah grew up in the Lakewood edition in Baytown, where she attended elementary school. She graduated from Ross Sterling High School in 1974. She worked as a stocker and cashier for Walmart in Baytown for the past 15 years.

Deborah was a former member of Eastgate Church in Dayton and a current member of Marantha Church in Mont Belvieu.

Deborah was an avid outdoor enthusiast. She loved the great outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping. She was outgoing and never met a stranger. Deborah was a friend to all and loved her family immensely. She was always straight forward with everyone and would tell you just how it was. Deborah will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Deborah was preceded in death by her father R.C. Huntley; and her brother Randy Huntley. She is survived by her mother Glenda J. Huntley Massingill; her brother Alan Ray Huntley; her sister Tammy J. Huntley Moore and husband Henry; her very special nieces Crystal Marchette, Cassey Ann Perron and Risa Walraven and husband Cody; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A graveside service and committal will be held at 2pm on Friday, September 8, 2017 in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton, Texas, where Deborah will be laid to rest next to her brother Randy.

McAnally

James Edna McAnally, age 97 of Liberty, passed away on September 5, 2017 at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty.

Edna was born on October 17, 1919 in Magnolia, Texas, daughter of the late Edwin Arcenaux and Nannie Hicks, she had one brother and three sisters.  Edna grew up in Oklahoma Community near Magnolia, TX and married Earl McAnally on November 29, 1941.  They lived in Raywood, Texas where he worked at the American Rice Dryer and together they ran the Texaco Gas Station.  She loved to visit with friends and work puzzles.  But most of all, she loved her family and grandchildren. 

Edna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters; Lilian Smith, Doris Roland and brother; Benton Arcenaux.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory one sister, Nan Talley of Colorado; her two children, James McAnally and wife Bonnie of Beaumont, TX, Joyce Meche and husband Allen of Liberty, TX. Five grandchildren, John Meche and wife Nikki of Spring Branch, TX; Randy Meche and wife Memorie of Liberty, TX; Vicky Noble and husband Michael of Liberty, TX; Betsey McAnally of Houston, TX; Stephanie McAnally Yates of Beaumont, TX.  Eleven great grandchildren, Kaci Rhine and husband Kris of Liberty, TX; Kara Spear and husband Alan of Liberty, TX; Stormi NgChee and husband Justin of Crosby, TX; Ryan Meche and Kayla Beran of Liberty, TX; Joshua Remmers and Heather Kinnison of Liberty, TX; Ross Meche and Kimberly Eubanks of Atascocita, TX; Alexis Meche and Brandon Broom of Dayton, TX; Allison Meche of College Station, TX; Jacob Stelly of College Station, TX; Connor Yates of Beaumont, TX; Blake Yates of Beaumont, TX. 
Seven great-greatgrandchildren, Cash and Stella NgChee, Ellie Rhine, Aurora Remmers, Eli Spear and Axel and August Broom.  Edna’s famous quote she always would repeat on our many family gatherings on Sundays, “And to think, I started all this!”

Services for James Edna McAnally will be Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Burial will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 1pm at Willow Creek Cemetery in Tomball, TX.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service from 9am to 10am in the chapel.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Griffith

Betty Bossett Griffith 86 years of age, departed from this life on August 26, 2017, in her home surrounded by her family.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother: Lewis Griffith and Lorenza Simon, daughter: Mona Trahan and sister: Joan Griffith.

Betty was self-employed by making and designing “custom draperies”.  One of her favorite pass time when she was not sewing was to go fishing in her favorite fish ponds.

Betty leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters:  Venetia Bossett and Sharon Gaines, 8 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren,1 niece Joanie from Augusta Georgia and host of relatives and friend.

Visitation will be Friday, September 8, 2017 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas), and a viewing Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 9:00am to 11:00am  (Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 101 Donatto St., Liberty, Texas).  Rosary will begin 10:30am; funeral mass to follow 11:00am.

Fr. Emmanuel Ayo Efodigbue, MSP, PhD officiating.
Interment Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery - Raywood, Texas.

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

Dever

Raft Levell Dever 81 years of age, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, September 8, 2017 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas), and a viewing Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 10:00am to 1:00pm (Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Dayton, Texas);  funeral services to follow 1:00pm.
Rev. Dwight Pruitt officiating.
Interment Acie Cemetery - Dayton, 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.

Martin

Sharron Martin departed at Baytown San Jacinto Hospital on Monday, August 28, 2017.

She was born on February 13, 1943 in Clinton, Tennessee to Jason and Mary Katherine Disney.

Sharron worked for Walmart in Liberty, Texas for more than 15 years.

Her departure was preceded by husband Robert M Martin; her grandson Christian Anthony Martin; her parents Jason and Mary Katherine (Hutton) Disney; her sisters Gloria Williams and Sharlene McCutcheon; and her brothers Charles Hill and Steve Disney. Sharron is survived by her son Anthony Michael Martin; her daughter Ray Lee Martin; her grandchildren Bree Nicolle Downey, Chiante Michelle Martin and Robert Kaleb Martin; her great-grandchildren Brooklyn Rayne Curry, Riley Christian Martin and Katherine Ann Martin; her sisters; Joann Hoffeld and Mary Lou Robbins her numerous nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10am on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. It is the family’s request that no reception will follow the services.

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

Gutierrez

Terrie Lynn Gilley Gutierrez, of Dayton died Sunday, September 03, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family by her side. She was 62.

Terrie was born January 25, 1955 in Baytown, TX to William Petece Gilley and Anita Jeanette Reeves Hatcher. She had lived in Dayton, most of her life and had worked for Shell convenience store as a supervisor. She was a member First Assembly of God Church of Dayton.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Petece Gilley and son, Christopher James Fregia. Survivors are daughter, Whitney Gutierrez of Dayton, mother, Jeanette Reeves Hatcher of Dayton. Brothers, Dwayne Gilley and wife Cora of Liberty, and Bobby Hancock of Dayton. Sister, Belinda Glover of Dayton, and grandchildren, Ava Sanders, Luis Gonzales Jr. and Tommy Gonzales. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews and a host of loving and caring friends.

Graveside service will be held on Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Reeve's cemetery in Old River, with Reverend Richard Cope officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Jeremy Bushnell, Woodford Lusk, George Gutierrez, Johnny Vestal Jr. Ray Vestal, and Bud Gilley. Honorary pallbearers are Lawrence Gilley, Dwayne Gilley, and Bobby Hancock.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Terrie Lynn Gilley Gutierrez please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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