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Williams

Filmore “ Bubba “  Williams Jr was born on June 3, 1936 to Ida Lee Jackson Williams and Filmore Williams Sr.; he was the oldest son of seven children.

Filmore was born and raised in Liberty, graduated from Liberty High School, and shortly afterwards joined The United States Marine Corps. Filmore spent twenty-one years in the Marine Corp where completed two 13-month tours in Vietnam; his rank at retirement was Gunnery Sergeant. He was honorably discharged in 1975. Upon retiring he returned to Liberty, and was employed by the City of Liberty and after 16 years retired a second time.

Filmore “Bubba“ Williams departed this earth on September 15, 2019 as a result of illness related to his disability.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Filmore Williams Sr. and Ida Jackson Williams; two brothers, Herman and Theophols (Sonny) Williams, one sister Betty Wilkes, his first wife, Mamie Williams, and his second wife, Anna Bell Williams and one grand-daughter, Tiffany Rose Johnson.

He leaves his family to cherish his loving memory a daughter, Eleanor Williams Johnson (Calvin Sr.) of Port Arthur; a son, Christopher Michael Williams of San Diego; his brother, Jerry Lee Williams of Ames; two sisters, Eula Diggs and True Williams of West Columbia, brother-in-law, Edward Wilkes of West Colombia; seven grandchildren, Nataujia Johnson-DeJohn, Sjolander Johnson-Holder, both of Port Arthur, Texas; Calvin Johnson Jr. Reyaunna Williams, both of Houston, Texas and Christopher Michael Jr. Dashani, Quentin Williams all of San Diego, California; six great-grandchildren, Mark Jr., Tieler, Polo, Jurian Jr. (Juju) of Port Arthur, and Odette and Conqueror of Houston Texas; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services; 300 Alabama St.; Liberty, Texas (Althea P. Gibson Chapel) Friday, September 20, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  He will lie-in-state Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:30am to 11:00am at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 923 CR 133, Moss Bluff, Texas; funeral service will follow - 11:00 am.

Interment – Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Cemetery.
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.

JHilton

ames David Hilton, 56, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019, in Dayton TX.

He was born April 23, 1963, to Thelbert Hilton and Betty Brock in Liberty. He worked in the oil field industry for many years. He enjoyed fishing and just being outdoors. David loved his family but was especially fond of his dogs. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

David is preceded in death by his father, Thelbert Hilton

Those left to honor his memory are his wife loving wife of 5 years, Sally Fregia Hilton of Dayton; mother, Bettie Hilton of Moss Hill; son, James David "J.D." Hilton and wife Katlyne of Moss Hill; daughters, Stephanie Rogers and husband Kevin of Dayton, Kristina Ladner and husband Chris of Liberty, Amanda Hilton of Liberty; stepsons, Jessie Fregia of Liberty, Christopher Fregia of Channel View, Ron Welch and wife Robbie of Baytown; brothers, Clarence Hilton and wife Carolyn Hilton of Saratoga, T. lee and wife Carolyn of Saratoga; sister, Rose Davis and husband Tommy of Mississippi; grandchildren, Madison Nugent, Isaac Nugent, Alexander Rogers, Remington Rogers, Landen Ladner, Aubrey Ladner, Gracelynn Hilton, Memphis Hilton, Brandon Hilton, Leela Welch, Ron Welch, Baby Hilton on the way, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Donald Scott at Monroe-Fregia cemetery in Liberty. A gathering of family and friends will be Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 pm at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E Batson, TX. 77519.

Honoring David as pallbearers are Bubba Hilton, Matt Hilton, Chris Hilton, Randy Johnson, Chris Fregia, and Josh Roth. Honorary pallbearer, George Johnson.

To send flowers to the family of James David Hilton, please visit Tribute 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.

Barnhart

Joe "Poppy" Barnhart, 84, of Batson, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Jefferson Nursing and Rehab Center in Beaumont.

He was born August 17, 1935, to Joseph Barnhart and Estelle Elizabeth Caurothers in Batson. He was a United States Army Veteran. He had a passion for music which led him to sing and play drums in a band. In his earlier years, Poppy was an avid hunter and as the years went by he discovered the love of fishing. Poppy was one not to stay still. You could always find him tinkering around the house. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. His Legacy will continue with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Poppy is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lela Phillips Barnhart; daughter, Donna Lynn Barnhart; and brother, Luke Barnhart.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Gary Denmon Barnhart and wife Leesia of Mount Belvieu, Keith Barnhart and wife Cammie Barnhart of Baytown; sister, Elizabeth "Bobo" Biaz and husband Efrin of Batson; grandchildren, Brandon Barnhart, Christopher Whittlesey and wife Sara, Kendra Whittlesey, Little Joe Barnhart Jr., Stephanie Barnhart and husband Milton, Tiffany Rose, Kevin Gilmore, Chris Gilmore, Dustin Gilmore; great-grandchildren, Kolby, Katelyn, Alexis, Reagan, Eason, Jerrot, Jazmine, Shelby, Brianna, Morgan, Avery, Garen, Maddie, Jaqueline, Leila, Darrian, Olivia, Cody, Dalton, and many loving relatives and a host of friends.

A gathering of Joe's family and friends will be Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E, Batson, TX. followed by a service of remembrance at 1:00 P.M. Officiated by Rev. Bill Campbell. Interment Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Honoring Poppy as pallbearers are Christopher Whittlesey, Kenneth Whittlesey, Kolby Barnhart, Brandon Barnhart, Jerrot Lichoto, Dustin Gilmore, Little Joe Barnhart Jr. and Kendra Whittlesey.

Honorary pallbearers Chris Gilmore, Kevin Gilmore, Efrin Biaz, Gary Barnhart and Keith Barnhar

To send flowers to the family of Joe Russell Barnhart, please visit Tribute 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.

Bean

Virginia Ann Roy Bean, 76, of Batson, received her angel wings, September 12, 2019, at her home with her family at her side.

Virginia was born February 27, 1943, and lived in Batson most of her life. She was a member of the VFW Post in Liberty for many years. Virginia retired from Brazos Transit Transportation as a bus driver after 25 years. She was not only a hard worker, but she was also a fun, loving, and giving soul. Virginia is loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Virginia has joined several loved ones that passed before her: father, Roy Clifford Bell; mother, Josie Beatrice Tanner; stepfather, Norman Tanner; son, Robert "Bud" Shorten; and brother, Bruce Tanner.

Those left to cherish her memory and loved by her family, husband of 18 years, Larry W. Bean of Batson; their 4 daughters and their spouses: JoJanna and Jimmy Gipson Sr. of Raywood, Sonja and Ray White of Silsbee, Helen and Chris Bergeron of Saratoga, and Heather and Jay Colvin of New Braunfels; sisters, Diana Cunningham of Webster, Peggy Hickman of Marshall, AR, and Charlene Tanner of Humble; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of loving friends.

A gathering of Virginia's family and friends will be Friday, September 13, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services. A service of remembrance will be Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 10:00 am at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Jeff Blizzard officiating, she will be laid to rest at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, fellowship will follow at Batson Prairie Baptist Church at Guedry Cemetery.

Honoring Virginia as pallbearers will be Christopher Kervin, Caleb Nancy, Christopher Louviere, Garrett Price, Morgan Price, Lonnie Ratcliff, Clinton Stockwell, and Jimmy Gibson Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Massey, Roy "Buddy" Bean, Jamin Ekvall, William Price III, Tommy Cunningham, Clifford Cunningham, Kyle Cunningham, Jimmy Gibson Sr, Ray White, Christopher Bergeron, Jay Colvin, Tyler Colvin, and Donny Scott.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Nolan Pickett VFW in Liberty, TX

To send flowers to the family of Virginia Ann Roy Bean, please visit Tribute 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.

Brunson

Thomas Joe Brunson, 66, of Dayton, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Memorial Hermann, in Houston surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 7, 1953, to Thomas James Brunson and Betty Jo Cantrell in Liberty, TX.

Thomas was a machinist for most of his life and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others. He loved to fish, but his true passion was working on cars and motorcycles. One of his proudest moments was when he built his first rear-end motor. Thomas was a good father and pawpaw. He will be truly missed by all who loved him.

Thomas is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Terry E. Brunson

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, TJ Brunson of Highlands, TX; daughter, Shannon C. Wright and husband Ray of Baytown; sister, Sharron Rose Taylor and husband Granville of Liberty; grandchildren, Tylor Middleton and wife Danielle of Channelview, TX, Stephanie Yonkers and husband Tylor of Channelview, Tx, Macey Brunson of Liberty, Easton Brunson of Highland; great-grandchildren, Trenton Middleton and Stacie Yonkers; stepchildren, Anthony "Bubba" Walker, Lance Pskowski and Melisa Pskowski - Casey also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family and a hosts of friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson, TX. 77519 with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Cremation under the care of Faith and Family Funeral Services Inc.

To send flowers to the family of Thomas Joe Brunson, please visit Tribute Store. at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Soileau

Mervine Henry “Paul” Soileau, 74, of Pasadena passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019. 

He was born May 19, 1945 in Eunice, Louisiana to parent Woodrow Soileau and Isabelle Olivier Soileau.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  A gathering of family and friends will be held following the service at the Dayton Masonic Lodge.

Paul grew up in Eunice, Louisiana and had been a resident of the Dayton area for many years before moving to Pasadena.  He had worked as a rig welder before his retirement.  Paul had been a member of the Pearland Masonic Lodge since 1973 and became a Master Mason in 1974.  He also was affiliated with the Liberty Masonic Lodge and South Houston Masonic Lodge.  He attended the Dayton First Assembly and was currently attending Parkgate Community Church in Pasadena.

Paul loved all thing Cajun, the food, festivals, music and visiting with his friends.  He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. He is survived by his children, Gregory Soileau and wife Allison, Fanci Hard and longtime partner Charles Choate, Shawn Soileau and wife Melanie, Paula Langston and husband Chris; grandchildren, Kati Bobo and husband Wesley, Sevrin Stewart and husband Hunter, Quentin Soileau, Camdon Langston and Easton Langston; one great-granddaughter, Lylith Bobo; several brothers and sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pace-Stancil Funeral Home1304 N.Cleveland, Dayton, TX 77535Ofc:  936-258-5300Fax:  936-258-5653www.pacestancil.com

Brownlee

Norma Ruth Brownlee, 90, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019, in Baytown, Texas.

She was born on June 28, 1929 in Wynnewood View, Oklahoma to the late Jerry and Velma Grace Noland Watson. Norma attended and graduated from school in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

Norma was a small-town country girl who was tossed into a preacher’s world. She became a great Sunday School teacher and enjoyed ministering as well. Norma and her husband Rev. J.P. Brownlee were members at Trinity Baptist Church in Dayton, where J.P. ministered for many years.

Norma pursued many interests, some of which included her love of flower gardening and solving crossword puzzles. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed reading mystery novels. Her favorite hobby of all was spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband J.P. Brownlee; and her son John Paul Brownlee. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memory, her children Russell Brownlee and wife Robin, Steve Brownlee, and Donna Hopper and husband James; her grandchildren Paul Hopper, John Paul Brownlee and wife Carrie and Racheal Jamison and husband Garret; her great-grandchildren Hadlee, Carlee and Weston Jamison and Ian and Grant Brownlee; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Russell Brownlee, John Paul Brownlee, Garrett Jamison, Fred Collins, Kelly Street and Byron Kenard. Honorary pallbearers are Stephen Brownlee and Paul Hopper.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Bro. Jeff Day officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in French Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Stone

Dollie Dell Thames Stone, 90, of Dayton, Texas passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 in Houston, Texas. 

Mrs. Stone was born May 30, 1929 in Lufkin, Texas to parents, William Dennis Thames, Sr. and Claudia King Thames.

Services for Mrs. Stone will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton with Rev. Guy Williams and Rev. Jon Stouffer officiating.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Serving as pallbearers will be Bubba Richter, Fred Ramsey, Tracey Ramsey, Andy Hicks, Mike Clark, Rick Ashley, Don Nelson and Roy Seaberg.

Dollie spent her young years in Lufkin.  She attended Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College where she met her husband Howard Stone.  They married and moved to Dayton where she has lived for the past 70 years.  She and Howard had one son, Stephen Patrick.  Their lives revolved around his life though high school, his years at Texas A & M., his service in the United States Navy and his life in Washington, D.C.
Dollie began her teaching career in 1949 where she taught 5th grade but soon moved to middle school English until her retirement in 1979. She had enormous impact on her students throughout the years.  She dedicated her life to educating children, caring for her students and making a difference in their lives.

Mrs. Stone was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the Lakata Club and the Stitch and Chatter woman’s clubs.  Her favorite group was the Wine Club that met at her house every afternoon.

Dollie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard L. Stone; her son, Stephen Patrick Stone; her brother, W.D. Thames, M.D. and wife Sarah Jane; and her sister, Flora Thames O’Quinn.  She is survived by her nieces, Ellen Sorrell and husband Ryan, Nancy Thomas, Ina Jane Thames and Mary Anne Clement and husband Jay; brother-in-law, William D. O’Quinn, DDS, her dear friend, Sylvia Ramsey; numerous great nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew.

The family request that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box  505, Dayton, Texas; Dayton, the Lakata Club c/o Linda Harris P.O. Box  627,  Dayton, Texas 77535 or the  Stephen P. Stone ’76 Memorial Corp of Cadets Scholarship, Texas A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840.

Pace-Stancil Funeral Home1304 N.Cleveland, Dayton, TX 77535Ofc:  936-258-5300Fax:  936-258-5653www.pacestancil.com

Threlkeld

Dennis Eugene Threlkeld, 72 of Liberty, Texas passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on February 13, 1947 in Houston to parents Gene Threlkeld and Iris Marie Worthy.

After high school, he enrolled in College until he was drafted in the United States Army. Dennis had a heart of gold. He loved helping people. Dennis was known to spoil all of his animals. He enjoyed sitting on his porch watching the cows and enjoying the view. Dennis was very active in the TVE and served as president the year they celebrated their one hundred year anniversary. Dennis loved to fish. He also liked to cook. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Wendy Kay Threlkeld. He leaves behind to cherish his memory son Reggie Threlkeld and wife Laura; sister Janet Williams and husband Bill; granddaughter Amanda Kay Melton and husband Michael; grandson Jared Threlkeld and wife Tonya; grandson Cody Kokes; granddaughter Lauren Canales and husband Andy; granddaughter Kelsey Kokes; granddaughter Rylie Yates; great-grandchildren Maci, Kylie, C.J.,

Easton, Charlotte and Audrie; nephew Adam Williams and special friends and neighbor Cliff Brast and wife Melissa.

Friends are invited to visit with the family Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10am to 11am in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. A graveside service will immediately follow at Worthy Cemetery.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Charles Land, Jerry Paul Land, Jason Simeon, Chuck Land, Jarod Threlkeld and Cody Kokes.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in Dennis’ memory can do so by donating to the TVE scholarship fund.

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

Starkey

Robert Lee “Bob” Starkey, 60 of Dayton passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at home in Dayton.

Bob was born January 10, 1959 in Norwalk, Ohio to parents Robert Ray Starkey and Thelma Jean Roberts Starkey.

Services for Bob will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.  Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Pace-Stancil in Dayton.

Bob had lived in Dayton for the past 13 years after moving from Crosby.  He owned the Oaks in Dayton and enjoyed barbequing, playing pool and always enjoyed having a good time.  Bob had an affinity for all vehicles. He was a true “river rat” and loved to fish.  He was a very giving person that will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ray Starkey.  He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Sarah Riggs of Dayton; his mother, Thelma Starkey; children, Stacey  Newland, Bobby Starkey, Michael Starkey, Daniel Starkey, Jill Centile, and Dustin Starkey; siblings, Jeff Starkey, Ray Starkey, Kevin Starkey, Dorothy Farley and Erma Jones;  several grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Pace-Stancil Funeral Home1304 N.Cleveland, Dayton, TX 77535Ofc:  936-258-5300Fax:  936-258-5653www.pacestancil.com

Sangwin

Welton Gene Sangwin, Jr., 51, of Rose Hill Acres, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, in Orange, TX.

He was born July 10, 1968, to the late Welton Gene Sangwin Sr. and Betty Louise Carrell in Kountze TX.

Welton was a proud hard-working Ironworker for many years. He loved fishing and fast cars. And it was no secret he was a ladies man. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Michael Bryan Sangwin

Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, James Allen Sangwin Sr. and wife Becky of Saratoga; sisters, Mandy Parker and husband Neil of Village Mills, Diane Noble of Silsbee; best friend, Bubba Gore of Silsbee and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, family, and hosts of friends.

A memorial service of remembrance will be Tuesday, September 10. 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services in Batson with Reverend Mitchell Gore officiating. A gathering of Welton's family and friends will also be Tuesday, September 10, 2019, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Services.

To send flowers to the family of Welton Gene Sangwin, please visit Tribute Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/.

Cremation services under the care of:

Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc

40847 Hwy 105 E

Batson, TX 77519

(936) 262-2100 - Batson

(936) 336-2222 - Liberty

Hart

Kenneth Hart, 74, of Batson, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at Kountze Nursing Center. He was born March 06, 1945, in Opelousas, LA.

Kenneth was a retired oilfield consultant for several companies throughout his career. His profession allow him to travel around the world. In his younger years Kenneth enjoyed horse riding, dancing with Pat, gardening, hunting and just being outdoors. Kenneth will always be remembered as a loving husband, great girl dad, and best paw paw. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Preceding Kenneth in death are his parents; step sisters, Ann Loftin, and Melba Hart.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 53 years, Patricia Louise Hart of Batson; daughters, Gina Strahan and husband Josh of Hardin, Mona O'neal and husband Brandon of Franklin; sisters, Janet Underwood and husband Arthur of Hardin, Jo Reeves and husband Jimmy of Silsbee; grandsons, Brett Strahan, Jake Strahan, Cole Segrest, Corey Segrest and several nieces, nephews, family and a host of friends.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Guedry cemetery in Batson with Rev. Tolbert Hudspeth officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be on Monday, September 9, 2019, from 6:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Services Inc.40847 Hwy 105 E, Batson TX. 77519.

Honoring Kenneth as pallbearers are, Josh Strahan, Brandon O'neal, Brett Strahan, Jake Strahan, Cole Segrest and Corey Segrest.

To send flowers to the family of Kenneth Hart, please visit our Tribute Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/.

Service of remembrance under the care of:

Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

40847 Hwy 105 E

Batson, TX 77519

(936) 262-2100 - Batson

(936) 336-2222 - Liberty

"Earning your trust one family at a time" 

Kerr

Marta Carol Heizer Kerr was born October 22, 1927, to Martin Heizer and Ethel L. Handy in South Haven, Sumner County, Kansas.  She passed peacefully September 5, 2019 at 91 years of age.

A celebration of life well lived will be 1:00 p.m., Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Liberty.

Marta married Theodore Kerr on June 2, 1945 in Arizona. She was pre-deceased by her parents, her sister Maxine Kolarik and brother Chester “Clair” Heizer, her husband Theodore, her son Michael, a granddaughter Mariah Kerr, and a grandson Adam Kerr.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Brandli and husband Al, sons, Patrick Kerr and wife Ping, Timothy Kerr and wife Carolyn, daughter, Sylvia Willis and husband Wallace.  Her grandchildren are Marta Anderson and wife Sally, David Anderson, Carole Michelle Kerr, Aaron Kerr and wife Amy, Dustin Kerr and wife Devin, Daniel Kerr and Rio Shayne, Joseph Nehez and wife Samantha, 10 great grandchildren, a host of cousins and friends.

Marta was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of Eastern Star, and a former officer of Libertad Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a former member of the Coterie Club. She was an active supporter of Friends of the Liberty Municipal Library and the Blood Bank.  Marta enjoyed watching MASH and was a true Mickey Mouse fan.

A special “Thank You” to her very dear friend Suzanne Snider and son Jeffery as well as to the staff at Brighter Days Assisted Living Facility.

Dever

Betty Dever was born in Arcadia (Bienville Parish), Louisiana on June 11, 1944. She was the first child born to the union of Henry and Maudie (Dupree) Butler who preceded her in death.

Betty attended and graduated Colbert High School and was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. In 1962 she was united in holy matrimony to Leverne Dever (deceased) and to this union one child was born without life.

She relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro area and worked in the hospitality industry for 20+ years at the Harvey Hotel. Rhetta as she was lovingly referred to enjoyed spending time reading, traveling, drawing, and sewing. Most of all she adored her parakeets and collection of dolls.

Early in the morning hours, Sunday, September 1, 2019, without any warning, God dispatched his angels from Heaven to escort Betty Lou from labor to reward. Waiting to greet her were her husband, Laverne Dever, her parents, Henry and Maudie Butler, her brothers, Ronald Butler and Dr. Milton Butler, her nephew, Gabriel  Butler, grandparents, and a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins. Though we were saddened by her swift departure, they celebrated her arrival.

Betty leaves to cherish her memory: two sisters, Sharyn Elaine Dever and Venessa Dever, Dayton, TX.; four brothers, Kennith (Theresa) Butler, Dayton, TX., Alvin (Heather) Butler, Watauga, TX., Clifton (Kathy) Butler, Clearwater, MN., Efrem (Charlotte) Butler, Dayton, TX.; sister-in-law, Norma Butler, Dayton, TX., one aunt, Virgie Calhoun, Coushatta, LA. One Goddaughter, May Frances Wartel and God grandson Michael Wartel. A special friend John Henry Barnes, 17 nieces and nephews, 27 great-nieces and one great-great niece.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services; 300 Alabama St.; Liberty, Texas (Althea P. Gibson Chapel) Friday, August 06, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  She will lie-in-state Saturday, August 07, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2812 N. Cleveland St., Dayton, Texas; funeral service will follow - 11:00 am.
Rev. Gregory Robinson, Associate Pastor – officiating.
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.

Love

Michael Edward Love, Sr., 54 of Liberty, Texas passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2019.

He was born in Liberty on October 21, 1964 to Eddie Love and Elizabeth Ann Burnett Love.

Mike was born and raised in Liberty. He owned and operated Burnett Answering Service. Mike was a caring and giving man. He loved to cook big meals for his family. He was the type of man would give you the shirt of his back. Mike loved the Astros and Dallas Cowboys. He was a member of the Elk Lodge in Liberty. He loved to shoot pool and sing karaoke. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of thirty-six years Rachel; son Michael Love, Jr and wife Erika; sister Kimberly Hathaway and husband Trey; nieces Kealy and Kami Hathaway, granddaughters Dominque and Danielle Love, Mattisen Love; grandson Michael Love, III and grandmother Willie Mae Burnett. In addition he leaves behind his precious dog Luna as well as numerous other loving family members and friends.

A memorial service and celebration of life will begin at 2pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Visitation to be held one hour prior. Friends are invited to gather after the service at the Elk Lodge in Liberty for fellowship and refreshments. 
A word of tribute and/or condolence can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Brown

Sara Faye Brown, 66, of Saratoga passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Rolling Brook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Baytown.

She was born October 11, 1952, in Liberty, TX to Robert Blackman Sullivan and Lillian Myra Budro. 

Sara Faye was a strong, straightforward, loving mama, Nana, aunt, sister, and friend. She loved to cook enormous, delicious, home-cooked meals for her loved ones. Most Sundays after church you would find family and friends gathered around her kitchen table enjoying one of her flavorsome meals. She loved the holidays when her family would come together, and she was able to prepare a huge supper for them. She would make small pecan pies, sand tarts, peach cobbler, a variety of cookies and pies, along with an endless amount of food. She took pride in her cooking and it was a way for her to bring together her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved music and often you could find her in her kitchen cooking while jamming out to some Cajun or country music. She enjoyed the simple things in life and put her family before herself. She was a hardworking woman her entire life. She did without to provide her children with the things they needed while growing up. She loved crossword puzzles, enjoyed relaxing by sitting outside or watching some of her favorite shows on television such as, “Swamp People,” the cooking channel, anything on the SyFy channel or scary movies, but only during the day. She enjoyed gardening and was able to grow just about anything, especially ivies. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with all her heart and was so proud of each of them. Sara Faye’s legacy will live on through the cherished memories her family and friends hold dear to their hearts. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her companion, Gerald D. Brown of Saratoga; her son, Avery Fregia and wife Tina of Conroe; her son, Ronnie Fregia and wife Laura of Dayton; her son, Dean Brown and wife Kristin of China; her daughter, Amanda Weaver and husband Leonard of Votaw; brother, Bobby Sullivan of Ace; sisters, Dorthy Jean Fry of Livingston, Lawon Johnson of Ace, Doris Creamer of Beaumont, Peggy Jo Fregia of Daisetta, and Ann Elizabeth Hill of Livingston. She has twelve grandchildren: CJ Fregia, Justin Jones, Jared Jones, Kameron Powell, Haley Fregia, Paisley Brown, Paxton Brown, Talor Hughes, Brandon Shults, Aubree Daugherty, Kylee Weaver and Branden Weaver. She has six great grandchildren: Nevaeh Fregia, Brianna Jones, Baylee Jones, Natalie Jones and another to be born in October which will make a grand total of seven great grandchildren. Her special friends that are considered family are Jackie and Josh Hippler of Votaw. She has numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. 

Sara Faye is preceded in death by: her beloved parents RB and Lillian Sullivan; brothers, Dewey Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Darrell Sullivan and Jr Sullivan. 

A gathering of Sara’s family and friends will be on Monday, September 2, 2019, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at First Baptist Church of Saratoga. Graveside services will be Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10am at the Votaw Cemetery.

To send flowers to the family of Sara Faye Brown, please visit Tribute Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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40847 Hwy 105 E

Batson, TX 77519

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Robinson

Blanche Page Robinson, 99, of Dayton passed away peacefully Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Humble, Texas.

A visitation of family and friends for Mrs. Robinson will be 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.  Services for Mrs. Robinson will be 9:00 a.m. at Pace-Stancil.  Private interment will be at Heirlawn Cemetery.

Blanche was born January 11, 1920 to parents, Shirley S. Page and Mattie Cherry Page.  A native of Tarkington, Liberty County, she grew up on a farm and ranch with a large family during the great depression.

After graduating from Tarkington High School, Class of 1939, she entered Draughon’s Business College in Houston majoring in accounting.  Upon completion, she married Woodrow Richard Robinson of Dayton, class of 1937.  They then moved to Beaumont, where he worked 42 years for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

While living in Beaumont, Blanche worked in the accounting department for Stedman Wholesale Company during World War II.  After the war she became interested in selling real estate, designing, engineering and drafting custom built houses since so many veterans were returning home and needed house plans in order to build and finance a house.

Upon complementing her studies in architecture and drafting she was already set up in her own business.  Then one day in 1954 someone dropped by and said they were looking for you at Bethlehem Steel.  She applied and went to work immediately in the Engineering Department arranging and drafting living units one off shore drilling platforms, retiring in 1976.

While living in Beaumont for 53 years Blanche, also had a very active social life.  A member of the Beaumont evening unit of Parliamentarians, Business and Professional Women’s Club, Beaumont Board of Realtors and First Baptist Church.  A Past Matron of South Park Eastern Star Chapter No. 1056, she served many appointments in the Section, District and State levels in Eastern Star.

In 1993 she moved to Dayton, her husband’s old home place, as planned and maintained a cattle ranch.  She was a member of the American Dayton Cattle Association. She was past matron of Dayton Easter Star, No. 634, and Mont Belvieu, Chapter No. 1142.  She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Dayton transferring to South Dayton Baptist Church, near her home.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 49 years, son Walter Edward “Ed” Robinson, D.V.M., brothers Allen, Loyde, Hollis and Virgil Page, sisters Ruby “Chip” Page Scott, and Bess “Boots” Page Collins.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her grandson, Davis Edward Robinson and wife Melanie of Austin; her granddaughter, Melissa Robinson Stewart and husband Chris of Benbrook; her great-grandchildren, Balin and Chase Robinson, Dane and Gabriella Stewart; sisters, Shirley June Page Gregory, Zelma Kenreck and Sudie Harvey; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

For those who desire memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Pace-Stancil Funeral Home1304 N.Cleveland, Dayton, TX 77535Ofc:  936-258-5300Fax:  936-258-5653www.pacestancil.com

Robertson

Barbara Fielden Robertson passed away on August 28, 2019 following a stroke. 

Barbara was born on September 5, 1934 in Abilene, Texas to Estelle and Virgil Fielden.  With her siblings, Edith and V.A., she grew up a “preacher’s kid” as her father moved around from one Baptist church to another throughout East Texas.

Barbara met the love of her life, Charles D, when her father was the pastor of First Baptist of Fairfield, Texas.   Charles swept her off her feet and the two were inseparable until Charles’ passing in 1998.

Barbara – or Mrs. Robertson – taught 1st grade to multiple generations of Liberty students for over 60 years.  Most remember her bringing one of her poodles to school (Lagniappe was a favorite) and showing off when they made bone-shaped cookies for the class.

She loved shopping (especially at All That Glitters), watching Downton Abbey, and lunches out with her best friend, Gail Gatewood Wilson, who was like a daughter to her.

Along with Gail and her husband Curtis (Beaumont, TX), Barbara is survived by her brother, V.A. Fielden and sister-in-law Jan (Fairfield, TX), her sister, Edith Fielden Tinnes and brother-in-law Sherman (Aiken, SC), nieces Christy Tinnes Volpe and husband Frank (Annapolis, MD) and Cindy Tinnes Purvis and husband David (Granville, OH), nephew David Fielden and wife Pam (Fort Worth, TX), grand-nieces Lacey, Holly, and Ashley Purvis (Granville, OH), and last, but not least, her precocious poodle, Beau Robertson.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 30th at Heights Baptist Church at 2 pm CT.  Visitation will precede the service at 1 pm.  Burial will follow.
The family has heard story after story from former students about how special Barbara was.  We will be working with the Liberty Independent School Foundation to setup a memorial so that future students can benefit from the magic of Mrs. Robertson.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Liberty ISD Education Foundation / Barbara Robertson Fund for Creative Teaching.

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

Payne

Josephine Lee Russo Payne, 70, of Dayton passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in Humble, Texas. 

Jo was born May 30, 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama to parents Pete Russo and Nell Virginia Knighton Russo.

A mass of Christian burial will be 9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton.  Interment will follow at Linney Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Pace-Stancil. Serving as pallbearers will be Drake Bennett, Luke Bennett, Grayson Ressler, Matthew Payne, Steven Payne and Chloe Lahti.  Honorary pallbearers will be Freddy Knighton and Mike Bush.

Josephine grew up in Houston where her family owned Russo's Food Market on Market and Lathrop in Denver Harbor and she worked there knowing everyone in her community.  She went to Resurrection Catholic School through the 8th grade and graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in 1967.

She was working for Southwestern Bell Phone Company when she met Bobby Payne in 1969.  They dated and married after eight weeks.  They were married for 49 years.  In 1977, she and Bobby moved back to Dayton.  Jo worked for the DISD, Walmart, and the Texas State Dept. of Corrections.  She retired from the State in 2007.  Jo lived for her family at that point.  She was a member of St Joseph's Catholic Church for 42 years. Jo was loved by all that knew her, her generous hugs and laughter.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Nell Russo; her in-laws, Herman and Muriel Payne and, Gary “Buzz” Payne, Pat and Roy Cantrell.  She is survived by her husband, Bobby Harold Payne; her children, Bobbie Jo Payne Bennett and husband Mark, Ben Payne and wife Sherry, Regina Payne Ressler and husband Randy, and Shanna Payne Lahti and husband David; her grandchildren, Drake Bennett, Luke Bennett, Grayson Ressler, Matthew Payne, Steven Payne and Chloe Lahti; her siblings, Ginger Mosley and husband Jesse, Bill Russo and wife Melissa; her brother-in-law, Sherman Payne and wife Linda; sisters-in-law, Susie Payne, Scharlene Prazak and husband Johnny, Barbara Watson and husband Buck; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, other relatives and many friends.

For those who desire memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, https://www.stjude.org/donate

Pace-Stancil Funeral Home1304 N.Cleveland, Dayton, TX 77535Ofc:  936-258-5300Fax:  936-258-5653www.pacestancil.com

Lartigue

James Lartigue 62 of Devers, Texas passed away at his home Saturday, August 24,2019. James Lartigue was born March 19, 1957, in Dayton, Texas to parentBulia and Ivory Lartigue Sr.  James grew up in Barrett Station where he attended Public School.

Growing up, James would watch his dad work on cars. He learned how to work on vehicles by changing the oil and tires.

James moved to Devers, Texas after marrying his wife, Sharon Frank. He retired from Liberty County Precinct 1 in Raywood, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ivory Lartigue Sr., and sister Mary Lartigue.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Lartigue; daughter, Raven Lartigue; his mother, Bulia Lartigue; sisters, Doris Richardson, Lou Ann Green (Jesse Green); brother, Ivory Joseph Lartigue Jr.; a host of nieces, nephews and an abundance of other family and friends.

Services for James will be 10 a.m., Saturday, August 31,2019 at Liberty Church of Christ.

Pace-Stancil Funeral Home1304 N.Cleveland, Dayton, TX 77535Ofc:  936-258-5300Fax:  936-258-5653www.pacestancil.com

Harvell

Sally Jean Harvell, 56, of Saratoga, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Christus St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Beaumont.

She was born December 17, 1962, in Liberty, TX to the late Harold Pete Bell Sr. and Frances Lee Nugent. She was a free-spirited person who loved taking care of all her family. In her younger years, Sally worked at several retail stores in this area. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her and especially the ones that knew her as Granny.  

Those left to cherish her memory are, her good friend, Douglas E. Harvell of Saratoga; sons, Randy Bell and wife Brianna of Livingston, and Jesse Harvell and wife Brittany of Batson; daughter, Cindy Harvell and husband David Vest of Saratoga; brothers, Harold Pete Bell Jr. and wife Terry of Batson; Ronald Eugene Bell and wife Rhonda of Hardin; sister, Jackie Bell of Batson; grandchildren, Cynthia Bell, Davian Vest, Damon Vest, Deegan Vest, Noah Harvell, Raiden Harvell, Aubree Lou Harvell, Rider Harvell, Annabelle Vess, Caston Bell; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a host of loving family and friends.  

A gathering of Sally's family and friends will be Friday, August 30, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. in Batson.

To send flowers to the family of Sally Jean Harvell, please visit the Tribute Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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

Brents

Jerry Franklin Brents I, 59, of Hardin, passed away August 19, 2019, at Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston.

He was born March 20, 1960, in Liberty, TX to the late Thomas Boyd Brents and Jewel Marie Perkins. Jerry recently retired from driving big rig trucks for many years. It was his passion ever since he laid eyes on an 18 wheeler when he was a young boy. He enjoyed fishing and online games with his good friend, Rip. Family meant the world to Jerry, and he loved spending time with them, especially his grandchildren, as he was affectionately known as Pawpaw. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Colleen 

Those left to cherish Jerry's memory are his loving wife, Joyce Brents of Hardin; sons, Jerry Franklin Brents II, and Joseph Allen Alex and fiance' Jade Britt; daughter, Heather Denise Alex and fiance' Heath Dodson; brothers, Jeff Brents and wife Lee Ann of Liberty, Steve Brents and wife Margaret of Liberty, Rockey Brents of Liberty, and Rodney Brents of Liberty; sister, Yvonne Brents of Baytown; grandchildren, Ely Daylen Brents, Cayden Austin Smith, Bryson Cassidy, Kadieleigh Cassidy, Timothy Taylor Jr, Joseph Allen Alex Jr, and Bladen Rayne Alex; best friend, Robert Isaac "Rip" Pesnell; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Rev. Woody Sonnier officiating, interment will follow at Sam's Memorial Cemetery in Liberty. A gathering of Jerry's family and friends will be Friday, August 23, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. 

Honoring Jerry as pallbearers are Jerry F. Brents II, Joseph A. Alex, and Heath M. Dodson.

To send flowers to the family of Jerry Franklin Brents, please visit the Tribute Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

40847 Hwy 105 E

Batson, TX 77519

(936) 262-2100 - Batson

(936) 336-2222 - Liberty

"Earning your trust one family at a time"

Warn

Rose May Warn, 99, of Daisetta, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Liberty Healthcare Center in Liberty. She was born March 14, 2019, in Louisiana to the late Peter Vail and Evelyn Barnet. Mrs. Warn was a Register Nurse for many years. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rev. Jodie Warn; and daughter, Ethel Louise Ellerbee.

Those left to cherish Mrs. Warn's memory is her sister, Helen Joyce Owenbey; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, great-great-great-grandchildren, and a host of loving family and friends. 

 A gathering of Mrs. Warn's family and friends will be Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Services, Inc. To send flowers to the family of Rose Mae Warn, please visit the TributeStore at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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

McKey

Our beloved Honey went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Honey was born on February 22, 1943 in Wallisville, Texas to Cecil and M.D. Oldham. She attended Anahuac High School and received a degree in respiratory therapy from Lamar University. Jean married the love of her life, Lonnie McKey on December 31, 1959 and they were inseparable for 53 years until he went to be with the Lord in 2012. Jean and Lonnie had three children, Lonnie “Dump” McKey, Kathy Harrell, and Tammy McKey.  Jean worked locally in the medical industry for 25 years for Dr. Andres and Bayside Community Hospital until she made a career change in 1986 and retired from Chambers County after 20 years of service.

Her true joy in life was spending time with her family. It didn’t really matter what the activity. Whether it was going to horse shows, raising animals, attending sporting events, vacationing, or watching her cowboys on Sunday, she always enjoyed it that much more because it was quality time spent with family and friends. Whatever her family was involved in, she was a part of, and wanted them to join her in any adventure she embarked on. Later in life, this love for family fueled a passion for genealogy. She spent countless hours researching family history and sharing her findings. Honey was a woman of many talents, but cooking sometimes proved to be a skill that she could not master. There are too many stories to tell here, but let’s just say that her world-famous Windex burgers are still raved about to this day.   

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lonnie McKey; granddaughter Britney McKey; and brother Arie George Oldham. She is survived by her son, Lonnie McKey and wife Konna; her daughters, Kathy Harrell and husband Robert and Tammy McKey. She will be greatly missed by her 5 grandchildren, Lonnie Moon and wife Alexis, Eric McKey and fiancé Ashley, Paige Sherman and husband Josh, Chase McKey and wife Erica and Tabitha Sheffield and husband Roy; along with her 11 great-grandchildren, Tyce, Leyton and Mattie Moon, Kenzi and Kutter McKey, Mailey and Jathan Sherman, Brody and Jax McKey, and Matthew Kneeppel and Kaitlynn Erwin. She is also survived by her brother, Cecil “Popeye” Oldham and wife Joleen.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Eric McKey, Chase McKey, Lonnie Moon, Josh Sherman, Jathan Sherman and Roy Sheffield.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 12pm on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A funeral service will begin at 2pm at the funeral home, with Chipper Sherman officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin, Texas.

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

Aslandes

Dorothy Mae McWhorter Aslandes, 90, of Tarkington, Texas passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Mrs. Aslandes was born January 8, 1929 in Houston, Texas to parents Derrill McWhorter and Mary Rose Lange McWhorter.

Services for Dorothy will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home  in Dayton.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  

Mrs. Aslandes attended school in Galena Park graduating from Galena Park High School in 1947.  She was previously of Cloverleaf, Huffman and Baytown.  She worked for Champion Paper Mill in Sheldon and volunteered at the I.T. May Center in Huffman.  Dorothy was a very talented artist and loved sharing her works. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Mamie McWhorter, brother Charles Harold McWhorter, sister Betty Joyce Kilough and great-grandchild Justin Smith.  Dorothy is survived by her children, Donna Smith, Earlene Hand Hines and Bobbie Hand Howard; grandchildren, Travis Weldon Smith, Jr., Wendy Daigle and husband Steven, James Lee Smith, Thomas Wayne Smith, Ryan Singler, Katrina Hines Faltysek; ten great-grandchildren; numerous great great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mathews

Janis Elizabeth (Betty) Willey Mathews, born in Nederland Texas on July 10, 1946 to Frank and Serena Ratcliff Willey. She passed this life on August 17, 2019 after courageously surviving both breast and lung cancers.

Born at home at only 3 pounds, she was the youngest of 8 children. She attended Nederland schools and graduated from Nederland High School in 1964. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Serena Ratcli

ff Willey, her sisters and brother-in-laws Annette Willey Lormand (Wayne) of Orange, Edna Willey Totten (William) of Nederland, Beatrice Willey Williams (Norvil) of Carthage, and infant brother, Frank Willey Jr., brother-in-law John Templain of Newton, and niece's Rebecca Sue Totten of Nederland and Hope Willey of Nederland. 

She is survived by her husband Dr. Roy Mathews of Sherwood, Arkansas. Daughters Tracy Allen (Chuck) of Hardin, Texas, and Kristal Allen (Brian) of Kyle, Texas and two step sons Brent Mathews (Sandy Pimeno) of Whitesboro, Texas and Dr. Paul Mathews of Seattle, Washington. Grandchildren Maegan Jones (Wes Hutter), Shelby Yarbrough (Adam), Jennifer Allen Cook (Mac), and Davey Allen (Mikay) Miranda Allen, Victoria Allen, Jaxon Allen, Great-grandchildren Tyler Jones, Augustus Hutter, Cooper Moyer, and Charlotte Yarbrough. She is also survived by her 3 remaining siblings, Joe Willey (Irene) of Groves, Texas, Philip Willey of Bonham, and Nancy Willey Templain of Beaumont and a host of very special nieces, nephews and other friends and family. The family wishes to extend our gratitude to caregivers Ms. Ann Rogers of Little Rock, Arkansas, Ms. Mary Foxworth (Batson) and Texas Elite Hospice Services.
Services for Mrs. Mathews are under the direction of Allison Funeral Services of Liberty, Texas with visitation on August 21, 2019 12-2pm and services at 2pm.

Burial will be at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas August 22, 2019  at 2:15pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to support the American Cancer Society or another charity of your choice. Pallbearers will be Jason Templain, Jeffery Templain, Justin Templain, Jacob Templain, Adam Kuehn and Brent Mathews.

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

Cooke

Ethel Mae Cooke, 89, of Hull, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019, at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty.

She was born February 2, 1930, in Sour Lake, TX to the late Floyd Whitmire and Doris Fregia. In earlier years, Ethel enjoyed going shopping, preparing good home cook meals, and gardening. A faithful servant, family was very important to her, and she enjoyed their company when they visited. She was known for putting together scrapbooks of her family life and in her leisure time, you could find her working on crossword puzzles. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert E. Cooke; brothers, Samuel Whitmire, James Taylor, and Richard Taylor; sisters, Nana Young, and Emma Taylor; and grandsons, Chance Taylor, and Chet Smoke. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Ramey R. Taylor and wife Peggy J of Hull; grandsons, Cecil Taylor of Hardin, Waylon Taylor of Batson, Robert J. Taylor of Batson, and Steven Taylor and wife Niki of Batson; granddaughter, Peggy Allen of Houston; great-grandsons, Trad Taylor and wife Megan of Liberty, Chayse Taylor and fiance Joely of Huffman, Dalton Smoke and wife Chelsea of Hardin, Camaron Taylor of Houston, and Haydyn Taylor of Batson; great-granddaughter, Kali Taylor of Houston; 3 great-great-grandsons; 2 great-great-granddaughters; brother-in-law, Rev. Nolan Taylor of Raywood; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Friday, August 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Reverend Gideon Watson, and Rev. Nolan Taylor officiating, interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta. A gathering of Ethel's family and friends will be Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. 

Honoring Ethel as pallbearers are Cecil Taylor, Waylon Taylor, Robert J. Taylor, Trad Taylor, Chayse Taylor, and Dalton Smoke. Honorary pallbearers are Steven Taylor, Ricky Fregia, and Cameron Taylor.

To send flowers to the family of Ethel Mae Cooke, please visit Tribute Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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Lee

Ann Elizabeth Lee, 80, of Batson, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at her residence.

Ann was born February 7, 1939, in Batson to the late Claude Durwood Dees and Ruby Smith. 

A life long resident of Batson, Mrs. Lee held several jobs throughout her life. She was most proud when she worked as a waitress at the family diner, Gina's Diner. There she enjoyed interacting with the locals and always lending an ear and honest advice. She loved to cook and looked forward to family gatherings. Family was most important to Mrs. Lee. A true matriarch that will be greatly missed. Her legacy will continue with her loving family. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Titus Carouthers and Rufus Lee; sons, David Paul Carouthers, and Charlie Wayne Carouthers; sister, Evelyn Straham; granddaughter, Jennifer Ann LeNormand; and step-son, Gene Lee. 

Those left to cherish Mrs. Lee's memory include her sons, Ricky Carouthers and wife Sandra, and Claude Marvin Carouthers; daughter, Gaylon LeNormand and husband Rudy, and Beth Johnson; brother, Dearl Dees and wife Abby; sisters, Ruby Tanner and husband Curtis and Claudine Fregia; granchildren, Richard LeNormand, Julie Weaver, Regina Riley, Ricky Dale Carouthers, Amanda Brackin, Eric LeNormand, J.C. Moody, Brittney Palmer, Gene Lee Jr., Michael Lee and Rebecca Lee. She is also survived by 20 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Reverend Bill Campbell officiating, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. A gathering of Mrs. Lee's family and friends will also be Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. 

Honoring Mrs. Lee as pallbearers are Richard LeNormand, Ricky-Dale Carouthers Jr., Eric LeNormand, J.C. Moody, Marcus Weaver, and Ryan Riley. Honorary pallbearers will be James Poland, Aubrey Palmer, Jacob Kitsmiller, and Beth Johnson.

To send flowers to the family of Ann Elizabeth Lee, please visit the Tribute Store at https://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

LeBert

Robert "Bobby" LeBert, 77, of Sour Lake, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont surrounded by his loving family.

Bobby was born February 8, 1942, in Beaumont. He is preceded in death by his birth parents Charles LeBert and Bertha Gilda Lee, and his God parents Jean Esay Hidalgo, and Lola and Coy Sadler. 

A long-time resident of Sour Lake, Bobby was a retired lineman/serviceman for Entergy. He was a United States Air Force Veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In his earlier years, Bobby's passion was racing cars. He was a popular driver at the Southeast Texas dirt tracks, claiming numerous championships over many years. Bobby also used his talent restoring cars, especially the Datsun Z class. He would later trade his time on the track to time on the lake, where he was a great angler, winning many fishing tournaments. He and his wife, Nobie, started the Bobby LeBert fishing guide service, helping create great memories for all those they brought fishing. He was a member of St. Raymond Catholic Church in Sam Rayburn, Texas. Bobby will be greatly missed by all who loved him. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 32 years, Nobie Jo LeBert of Sour Lake; daughter, Rachel Leigh Cox and husband Robert of Silsbee; brother, Johnny Hidalgo and wife Rosary of Sour Lake; brother-in-law, Brian "Kent” Tanner and wife Aileen of Sour Lake; granddaughter, Rhaleigh Elanna Cox; nephews, Scott Hidalgo, Trey Hidalgo, and Clifford Tanner; nieces, Courtney Smith, Tiffany Biggars, Ashley Smith, and Debbie Watson; great-nephew, Truett Tanner; great-nieces, Whitney Tanner, Mandy Hinson, Kari Leon and Courtney Yates; the Lake Sam Rayburn fishing community, and a host of friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Friday, August 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Reverend Bill Fabriguze officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill Cemetery in Moss Hill. A gathering of Bobby's family and friends will be Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. 

Honoring Bobby as pallbearers are Cory Rambo, Clark White, Ronald Wallace, Johnny Watson, Clifford Tanner, and Albert Collins. Honorary pallbearers are Brian "Kent" Tanner, Robert Cox, Gene Williams, Truett Tanner, and Mike Hickman. 

In Lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Center or Southeast Texas Food Bank by clicking on the memorial contribution links below.

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 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"

Edmondson

Billy Wayne Edmondson Sr., 73, of Hull, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Edmondson was born October 26, 1945, in Memphis, TN to the late Hollis Edward Edmondson Sr. and Mary Louise Reese.

A long time residence of Hull, Mr. Edmondson was a retired Ironworker for Union Local 84 — Houston. He enjoyed fishing, and rooting for his Houston Texans. Billy was an amazing dad and the best Pawpaw to his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him but his legacy will continue on.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Hollis Edmondson Jr; daughter, Stacy Lynn Edmondson; sister, Deborah Renee Edmondson; and granddaughter, Madison Rae Roach.

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 40 years, Judy Ann Glenn Edmondson of Hull; sons, Billy Wayne Edmondson Jr. of Livingston, John Michael Edmondson and wife Betty of Gap, PA, William Mitchell Edmondson and wife Tina of Daisetta, and Clifford Dewayne Edmondson and wife Traci of Hull; daughter, Karen Ann Edmondson Perry of Daisetta; 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a host of loving friends and family.

A service of remembrance will be Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at LifePoint Church in Daisetta, TX with Reverend Lonnie Jordan and Reverend Bradley Davis officiating, interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta. A gathering of Mr. Edmondson's family and friends will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at LifePoint Church in Daisetta.

Honoring Billy as pallbearers are Clifford Edmondson, Mitchell Edmondson, Bailey Edmondson, Clifford Edmondson Jr, Colton Roach, and Robert Fregia Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Roach Jr and Braydon Roach.

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"

Casey

Bertha Mae Parker Casey of Anahuac, our beloved Mother and “Nanny” was born on May 31, 1925. She went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 9, 2019, in the same fashion as she lived her life, full of grace, wisdom and strength.

A lifelong resident of Anahuac, Texas she graduated from Anahuac High School in 1943, where she was a cheerleader. She celebrated each year with the former cheerleaders at the cheerleader reunion during the Homecoming football game. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, the Retired Educators Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Many students at Anahuac Jr. High knew and loved her from her many years of being the school secretary to the Principals, Mr. Beckett and Mr. Jeff Larrison. She was also involved in the Anahuac Women’s Fine Arts Club, the Anahuac Cemetery Board and the Anahuac Order of the Eastern Star.

Bertha Mae married Forrest K. “Peanut” Casey on October 9, 1947, at the First Baptist Church in Anahuac, Texas. They enjoyed 43 years of marriage before Forrest passed away in 1989. She is survived by her daughter, Patti Casey of Anahuac, her daughter and son in law, Jamie and Ray Wolman of Katy, Texas; grandson, Whitley Wolman and wife Katherine Ambrose Wolman of Fort Worth, Texas and great grandchildren, Greer Marie and Eloise Katherine Wolman of Fort Worth, Texas, and a family of loving nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. Her special and helpful friend was Elena Chavez, who she loved and appreciated.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Donnie Burk, Russell Ezer, Eddie Foster, Bobby Hall, Allen Herrington, Ken Shaw, Rex Tunze, and Dave Wilcox. Honorary pallbearers are Gene Best, Leroy Ezer, Michael Kreuzer, Ignacio Lugo, E.J. Manuel, Eddie Seidensticker, Gilbert Speights, and Don Stacy.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A celebration of Bertha Mae’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Anahuac. Burial will be in the Anahuac Cemetery immediately following the service.

Memorials should be made to the Anahuac ISD Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2347, Anahuac, Texas 77514, or the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 456, Anahuac, Texas 77514.

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

Flournoy

Kenneth Hugh Flournoy passed away peacefully in Liberty, TX on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 surrounded by his loving family

Ken was born on November 2, 1938 at Mercy Hospital in Liberty to Keith Flournoy and Pearl LaCour Flournoy.

Ken was born and raised in Liberty. After graduating from Liberty High school, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in English. He was a teacher in Houston for several years before becoming a well-known tomato farmer and the owner of Barken farms. The name “Barken” originated by combining the first three letters of his beloved wife’s name, Barbara, and the first three letters of his name. Ken had a strong foundation in the First United Methodist Church. He loved being outdoors landscaping and farming. He also had a passion for reading, watching CNN and studying religion. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of thirty-seven years Barbara Flournoy; daughter Erika Flournoy; daughter Dran Alessi; son Sean Flournoy and wife Carole Smith; son Evan Stone; daughter Stacie Webb and husband Stacy; grandchildren Gabriella, Astrid, Hannah, Aaron; and sister Glenda Curl. In addition he leaves behind numerous other loving family members and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1-2:00pm in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. A memorial service and celebration of life will begin at 2:00pm at Allison Funeral Service.

Memories and/or a word of tribute can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

 

Chason  

Lee Chason, 60, of Dayton peacefully passed away surrounded by his family Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at home in Dayton.Stephen Chason was born August 16, 1958 in Nashville, TN to Rev. Robert L. and Mozelle Chason. He was the firstborn of three.

Service for Stephen will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Michael McIlwain officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil.                                                 

Stephen worked for 30 years at Plymouth Tube Company of West Monroe, LA where he started as a machine operator then moved up to supervisor.  He got into the field of Safety where he enjoyed the last several years of his career there with Boomerang Tube and then Fluor Daniel.

He was usually up to no good as he loved to pull fun pranks on all unsuspecting personnel there. Steve was good natured and kind hearted, but you had to keep your eye on him because you never knew who was next. He was a good guy and friend to those that needed a friend.
Steve loved to hunt deer and dove, and he loved to fish.  His favorite fish to catch was crappie and he enjoyed many hours on the water with friends or by himself trying to catch them.

Steve was a deeply devoted family man whose greatest pleasures were being a husband, Dad, brother and friend. 
The things that gave him the most pleasure was seeing someone give their heart to the Lord, seeing loved ones smile, being happy and spending time with friends.    He is gone to Heaven now and would love to see you there too.
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Robert L. and Mozelle Partridge Chason.  He is survived by his wife, Judith Steed Chason; his daughter – Kimberly C. Paxton and husband Charles; his step-daughters, Allison Leather, Angela Leather and husband Yodani; brother, Dan Chason and wife Michele; sister, Susan Taylor & husband Bo; also nieces, nephews, other relatives, coworkers and a host of friends.

Gigout

Barbra Vee Fitzhenry Gigout, of Whitehouse,Texas, went to be with Jesus on August 7, 2019, at the age of 86 years.

Barbra was born in Raywood, Texas, on April 29, 1933, to Arnold and Bessie Fitzhenry. She graduated from Cedar Bayou High School in Baytown, Texas and attended Lee College in Baytown, Texas and Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Barbra spent the first 10 years of her career as a social worker employed by the State of Texas. Barbra worked with the Food Stamp program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Child Protective Services. She was instrumental in starting one of the first Head Start Programs for the State of Texas in Chambers County. In 1980, Barbra started down a new career path as part owner of the family businesses which included Accent Real Estate, Accent Insurance and Accent Investments.

Celebrating in Heaven with Barbra are her husband Carroll Lee Gigout Sr.; her parents Arnold and Bessie Fitzhenry; her brother Raymond Fitzhenry; her brother-in-law Lloyd Gigout and his wife Jackie, her brother-in-law Andrew Gigout and his wife Robbie Gigout and her brother-in-law Bobby Love.

Barbra was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose home was a place where her family and friends enjoyed good food, fun and fellowship. Her greatest treasures were her 7 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Barbra had a heart for missions and spent her life loving people and sharing her faith. Her encouraging attitude was an inspiration to her husband, family and friends and was a beautiful reflection of her personal relationship with God. After Carroll went to be with Jesus, she was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of working on the mission field and spent precious time in Mexico with Missionaries Paul and Kathy Cagle and their sons Darrell and Joshua.

Left to cherish her memory are her son Carroll Lee Gigout, Jr. and his wife Wylanda, daughter Gail Hudman and husband Mike and daughter Peggy Sigwald and husband Allen; grandchildren Mike Hudman, Jr. and wife Kelly, Lee Gigout III and wife Krisha, Chris Sigwald and wife Stacey, Michelle Burch and husband Cameron, Jeff Hudman and wife Kristen, Barbra Pace and husband Pat and Jim Gigout and wife April; great-grandchildren Jade Kirkland and husband Seth, Mika  Boniol and husband Jacob, Paris Nichols, Devan Hudman, Lanie Hudman, Physher Elliot, Blake Gigout, Mikayla Gigout, Nate Gigout, Ashlyn Gigout, Jaylen Sigwald, Evee Sigwald, C J Sigwald, Tyler Burch and wife Priscilla, Eli Burch, Pace Hudman, Annie Kate Hudman, Kole Hudman, Hadley Hudman, Haley Pace, Kade Pace, Summer Gigout, Jordan Gigout and Levi Gigout; great-great-grandchildren Liam Rowlette and Ainsley Kirkland.  Also left to cherish her memory are her brother Calvin Fitzhenry and his wife Dorothy, brother William (Bill) Fitzhenry and his wife Darlene, sister Linda Gruver and sister-in-law Dorothy Love; along with numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, church family and friends.  

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Old River Assembly of God, located at 40 CR 401 in Old River-Winfree. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Barbra's life and legacy to be held at 3pm on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Old River Assembly of God with Rev. Paul Cagle officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Barbra's family would like to express their appreciation for the loving end of life care she received from her caregivers Amanda Gardiner and Angel McDonald.  In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made in Barbra's memory to As Unto Him, 901 Dogwood St., Gilmer, Tx 77564.            

Breaux

Hubert Breaux, Sr., 79, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at his home.

He was born on November 29, 1939 in Crowley, Louisiana to Mede and Lucille Miller Breaux. Hubert came from a large family, consisting of 25 children. He attended school in Louisiana and received his Associate Degree from Lee College in Baytown. Hubert worked as a millwright for many years with US Steel and Austin Industries before his retirement.

Hubert pursued many interests, some of which included his love of woodworking, listening to zydeco music and fishing. But his favorite hobby of all was spending quality time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. Hubert will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Hubert was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother Mamie Breaux; his wife of 42 years Peggy Breaux; his brothers Moise, Houston, Earl, Eastin, Milton, Homer, Melvin, Leroy and Charlie; and his sisters Betty and Rosa. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son Hubert Breaux, Jr. and wife Alice; his daughters Patricia Stephens and husband Brad, and Penny Knichel and husband Josh; his grandchildren Brandon, Matthew, Ashley, Chris, Brittani, Jonathan, Britni, CJ, Philip, Dylan, Logan and Katherine; his great-grandchildren Khaslee, Evelyn, Ellie, Peyton, Emme, Elijah, Nevaeh and Brooke; his sisters Lucy, Ruby, Junice, Joyce, Dianne, Louise,
Annette, Jerrilyn and Gena; his brothers Gilbert, Donlean, Howard and Tony; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Stephens, Matthew Stephens, Dylan Sailors, Logan Knichel, Chris Breaux, Jonathan Pierce, Shawn Rogers, CJ Parsons and Philip Parsons.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac, with a Rosary to be recited at 7pm. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Hankamer Community Fellowship, 2858 FM 1663 in Hankamer, with Bro. Mark Pagals officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Taber

Roger Jay Taber, 64, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 2, 2019 in Dayton.

He was born on September 11, 1954 in Flint, Michigan to the late Clarence C. and Littisha Maud Porter Taber. Roger graduated from Chippewa Hills High School in 1972 and completed Iron Worker’s School in 1977 at Mott Community College in Michigan. In December 1977, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving until his honorable discharge in October 1984. During his time in the Army, Roger was a mechanic who was stationed in areas such as Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Stuttgart, Germany and Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Roger was an iron worker for most of his career in new construction. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local 25 Union in Michigan. Roger was an avid sports fan, especially of any Michigan sports teams. He also enjoyed drawing and spending time with his family. Roger’s favorite hobby of all was his being with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his beloved canine companions.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; his grandsons Travis McCall and Mitchell Turner; his brothers David Taber and Daniel Taber; his best friend Lee David Turner; and his daughter-in-law Dennes Hazenfelt Taber. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children Dawn McCall and husband Jeff of Dayton, April White and husband John, Jr. of Houston, Joshua Taber and wife Alanna of Foreman, Arkansas, Michelle Taber and husband Jon McLain of Dayton and Stephanie Platt and husband Christopher Scott of Dayton; his 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; his former wife of 25 years Paula Kelley of Dayton; his siblings John Taber and wife Margaret “Kay” of Lennon, Michigan and Charlotte Gray of Evart, Michigan; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held beginning at 11am on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A celebration of Roger’s life will immediately follow at 12pm, with Pastor Gene Summers officiating.

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

Bell

James Harvey Bell, 92, of Huffman passed away Friday, July 26, 2019 in Dayton, Texas.  

He was born May 31, 1927 in Beaumont, Texas to parents, Leon Henry Bell and Allison Aline Van Riper Bell.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Bell will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Lake Houston Church of Christ in Humble, Texas.

Mr. Bell had lived in Huffman since 1968 and had previously lived in Dayton for 9 years.  He was an attorney at law working independently for many years.  He was also an attorney for the City of Houston Parks & Recreation Department for over 20 years.  He also worked with Stewart Title and Humble Oil and Refining. He was a proud graduate from the University of Texas law school.  James was a part time Gospel preacher and a member of the Lake Houston Church of Christ. The family wishes to bestow their utmost appreciation to Brighter Days Assisted Living in Dayton, TX and Hospice Plus, Inc. who showed heartfelt care and concern for him in his final days.

James was preceded in death by his parents;  his wife, Bettye Jayne Rawlings Bell; and his son, James Reagan Bell.  He is survived by his daughter, Leslie Ann Bell Deen and husband Ri

Russell 

Erin Michelle Russell, 35, of Batson, formerly of Hardin, passed away  Monday, July 29, 2019, in Batson.

She was born on August 11, 1983, in  Liberty, TX to Joe Michael Russell and Linda Garcia. Erin was a Leo,  loved animals and birds, she loved being in the water 

and spending time  with her friends, she enjoyed relaxing and playing the guitar, and if  anyone needed anything Erin was always the first one helping. 

 

She is preceded in death by her father; grandparents, Bevo and Pat  Russell, and Fidel and Delting Garcia; and aunt, Regina Montoya. 

Those left to cherish her memory is her loving mother and step-father,  Linda and Ardell Brandl of Hardin; daughter, Autumn Woods of Hardin;  step-brothers,

Timothy Scott Brandl of Baytown, and Darryl Keith Brandl  of Liberty; sister, Laura Shew and husband Craig of Kingwood; fiance,  Steven Yust of Batson; niece,

Mia Belle Shew of Kingwood; nephew Talan  Shew of Kingwood; numerous aunts,

uncles, and a host of loving friends. 

 

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.  at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Gideon Watson and Klint  Bush officiating,

interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in  Hardin. A gathering of Erin's family and friends will also be Saturday,  August 3, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

at Faith & Family  Funeral Services.  Honoring Erin as pallbearers are, JP Ellis, Troy Arnold, Clinton Ray  Arnold, Adam Garcia, Renee Garcia, and Michael Garcia.  

 

To send flowers to the family of Erin Michelle Russell, please visit   Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com  Service of remembrance under the care of

Faith & Family Funeral Services  Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100.  Independently owned and operated by

local people you know and trust.

 

Ballinger

Albert “Wayne” Ballinger, 72, of Wallisville passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 surrounded by his family.  

Wayne was born November 28, 1946 in Liberty, Texas to parents John Henry Ballinger and Ila Pearl Dagle Ballinger.  

Services for Wayne will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 2, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Rev. Gene Summers officiating.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.  The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil. Serving as pallbearers are Chayse Taylor, Kody Fiedler, Jimbo Ballinger, Chuck Smesny, Buggs Shipman, and Kenny Smesny.

Wayne was born and raised in Liberty and Dayton, graduating from Dayton High School in 1966. He had been a resident of Wallisville for the past 10 years and was previously of Old River.  Wayne proudly served in the United States Air Force and the United States Navy.  He worked as a warehouse supervisor in construction.  Wayne enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports, baking for his family and playing poker at the VFW Hall.

Wayne was preceded by his parents, brothers, Lester “Buddy” Ballinger and Dale “Shorty” Ballinger, sisters, Ruby Siebert and Pearl Smesny.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janelle Smart Ballinger of Wallisville; son, Aaron Ballinger and wife Jana of Mont Belvieu; daughter, Tara Benson and husband Jeff of Mont Belvieu; grandchildren, Taylor Ballinger, Jeffery Benson, Kay-Leigh Benson, Addison Ballinger and Paityn Benson; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

 

 
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