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Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Alston

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

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

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

Beasley

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

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

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

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

Gilliland

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

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

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

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

Wenzel

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

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

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

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

Guy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Erskins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watson

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

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

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

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

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

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Sandefer

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

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

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

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

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

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Shaw

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

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

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

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

Fregia

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

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

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

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

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Russell

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

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

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

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

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

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Berry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fisher

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

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

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

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

Sims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lowe

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

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

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

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

Pennington

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

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

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

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

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

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

Page

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

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

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

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

Beasley

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shannon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mainor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tanner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hileman

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anderson

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

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

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

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

Nelson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trahan

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

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

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

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

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

Mangum

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

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

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

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

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

Moore

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

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

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

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

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

Miller

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rachal

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

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

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

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

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

McIntosh

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edge

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

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

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

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

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

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

White

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charles

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fr. Andy Dinh Vu, SVD officiating.

Interment – Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

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

Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Campbell

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holman

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

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

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

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

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

Parick

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jordan

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

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

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

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

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

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

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kathryn Laird " Kat " Jordan please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com
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Crunk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talley

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rollins

Jackie Wayne Rollins, 68 years of age, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at his home in Houston, Texas.

“A Celebration of Life Memorial Service” will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St., Liberty, Texas at 3:00pm. All are welcome.

Wells Funeral Services has been entrusted with final arrangements.  Memories and online condolences maybe shared at www.wellsfuneralservices.com.

McManus

Joy Kay Brown McManus age 76 went to be with her Lord March 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

She was born in Hardin, Texas August 28, 1941 the daughter of the late Nolan Brown and Amma Williamson Brown. Joy Kay worked at the Liberty County Courthouse for forty years in various positions. For twenty of those years she held the elected office of District Clerk of Liberty County. Joy Kay enjoyed spending time with her family and taking care of her family farm. She also enjoyed traveling and politics. She was a devoted member of the Hardin Baptist Church and had a deep faith. She also was a member of the Eastern Star and the Dorcas Class at Hardin Baptist Church. Her smile and laugh could light up a room.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her devoted husband of fifty-seven years Bobby McManus of Hardin, her daughter Brenda Fairchild and husband Chip of Hardin, son Brent McManus of Hardin, sister Juanita Phillips of Jefferson, TX., brothers Lamar Brown and wife JoAnn of Bullard, TX. and James Nolan Brown and his wife Judy of Tyler, TX. In addition she leaves her four grandchildren Rob Jones and wife Amber, Lacy McKay Hughes and husband Justin, Abby Ruth Jones, and Lexy McManus as well as one great-granddaughter Hadley Laura Jones. In addition she leaves a host of other relatives and dear friends. She will be sadly missed by all those that knew and loved her.

Visitation for Joy Kay will be held Friday March 9, 2018 from 5-8PM at Hardin Baptist Church. Funeral services to be held 10AM Saturday March 10, 2018 at Hardin Baptist Church with burial to immediately follow in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Houston Methodist Hospital , especially Shawna Harrison for her care, support, and friendship, as well as a special thank you too Tandy Clements of Bayview Home Care for her compassion and care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joy Kay’s memory to the Hardin Baptist Scholarship Fund, PO BOX 314 Hardin, Texas 77561. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Carouthers

Willie Gene Carouthers, 89, of Batson died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at his residence

He was born August 18, 1928, to Johnny and Rita Richey Carouthers in Batson.

Mr. Carouthers was a lifelong resident of Batson where he worked and retired from the oilfield. He loved and lived for music and was a talented singer with numerous western swing groups, such as Rim Fire and the Ross Jordan Band.

A service of remembrance will be held Friday, March 9, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle Ministries in Batson with Reverend Brent Coots, Reverend DeLaughter, Reverend Collin Bryant, Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth, and Chris Carouthers officiating with interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Mr. Carouthers' family and friends will be Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. also at Calvary Tabernacle Ministries.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sons, W.G. Carouthers, Larry Gene Carouthers, and James T. Carouthers.

Those left to cherish the memory of Mr. Carouthers are; son, Joe Carouthers of Batson, daughters, Irene Moor of Atascocita and Kathy Nelson of Lumberton, sister, Thelma Reavis of Tulsa, OK, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

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

Service of remembrance is under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E, Batson, TX 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936.262-2100.
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Abegzel

Prosper Abegzel, 73, of Liberty, died Monday, March 05, 2018 at Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center.

He was born May 20, 1944, in Casablanca, Morocco to Albert and Mercedes Benton Abegzel. Mr. Abegzel retired as a Mud Engineer and moved to Liberty in 2007 where he enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. A gathering of Mr. Abegzel's family and friends will also be on Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Amelia Marberry.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife Sherry Abegzel of Liberty, sons, Randy Lee of Huntsville, TX and Joel Lee of West Lake, LA, daughter, Penny Margiotta of Hammond, LA, brother, Sammy Abegzel of Paris, France, sisters, Felice Abegzel of Leon, France and Meimeita Abegzel of Jerusalem, Israel, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

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

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

Green

John H. Green, 81, of Dayton passed away on February 16, 2018, in Baytown. He was born in Denver, Colorado on July 2, 1936, to Leroy and Ollie Thornton Green.

He was a self made carpenter and a jack of all trades all his life. He enjoyed outdoor activities such as camping, deer hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed indoor activities such as dominoes, watching television and family gatherings. His favorite hobby was woodworking.

He graduated from Dayton High School in 1955 and served in the US Marines from 1955-1958.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ruby Shalla and husband Dick of California, sister Mary Cox of Dayton.

He is survived by sisters Dorothy Weaver and Colleen Gregorian both of California. Also, his ex-wife and caregiver Dora Mae Green, the mother of his three children.Daughters Sandy Proctor and husband Royce of Dayton, Judy McGlothlin and husband Joel of Mansfield,son Donnie Green of Dayton. He had six grandchildren: Emily Mullins and husband Robert, Tricia Peterson and husband Justin, Molly McGlothlin, Katy Provenzano and husband Marc, Conner Green and finance Cheyenne, and Madison Green of the US Navy. One great grandson, Jackson Peterson.

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces great nephews and friends.

Kilough

Donna Marie Followell Kilough, 57, of Liberty, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Liberty. She was born January 5, 1961 in Houston.

Donna was a resident of the Liberty and Dayton area for the last 34 years and was a previous resident of Houston. She had worked as a retail clerk at many local stores including Video City, Brookshire Brothers, Perry’s, Dollar General and Family Dollar. Her passions were gardening and her dog, Pee Wee, but she especially enjoyed spending every minute that she could with her family.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Noland and her niece, Jessicka Sandifer.

Survivors include her husband of 21 years, Kenneth Kilough; children, Misty Donatto and her husband, Percy of Denton, Danny Blake, Jr. and his wife, Tiffany of Nacogdoches, Robbie Blake and his wife, Heather of Forney and Robert Kilough of Austin; mother, Deloris Noland; sisters, Lisa Sandifer of Katy, Connie Marroquin and her husband, Carlos of Houston and Pamela Neader of Houston; grandchildren, Damara Williams, Kendrick Williams and his fiance’, Madison, Desiree Williams, Hannah Herndon, Hayden, Adisynne, McKinnley, Bailey, Emmerson, Paisley, Deacon and Piper Blake, mother-in-law, Doris Kilough, sisters-in-law, Kathleen Suggs and husband, Charles, Melinda Deason and husband, Shawn and Monica Kilough; brother-in-law, Chris Rogers and his wife, Lisa, many loving nieces and nephews and her cherished dog, Pee Wee.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. A service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church in Dayton with Rev. Tony Rogers officiating followed by a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. at Bold Springs Cemetery in Bold Springs.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Blake, Danny Blake, Jr., Kendrick Williams, Chris Rogers, Shawn Deason and Charles Suggs.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535, 936-258-5300. www.pacestancil.com.

Paul

Jo Ann Paul peacefully made her transition to eternity on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Kindred Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas. 

Jo Ann was the fourth child of Sidney and Victoria Paul.  She was born at County General Hospital in Los Angeles, California, on November 20, 1937, joining three siblings, including Edward, Sydnetta, and Yvonne.  In the fall of 1938, Sidney and Victoria moved their family to Dayton, Texas, Sidney’s hometown.  Jo Ann married Alton Scott in 1972.  They were the proud parents of Stephen Scott.

Jo Ann went through elementary and high school at Colbert School, graduating in 1954.  Jo Ann went on to Prairie View A. and M. University, graduated in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree, in 1959 she completed a Masters Degree in Education.  Jo Ann had a very successful career as an educator.  She taught in Port Arthur, Dayton, and LaMarque.  She was a consultant with the Texas Education Agency from 1968 through 1986.  After taking a year off to work hard getting her parents’ farm shipshape, she returned to teaching, ultimately retired in 1991.

Keeping her promise to her dad, Sidney Paul, Jo Ann had a rewarding career managing the farm.  After purchasing a tractor, cutter, rake, and baler, she baled hay for herself and others, despite the weather, her age, or health condition - she labored tirelessly.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Victoria; her first husband, Alton Scott; her brothers, Edward and David; two sisters, Eleanor and Yvonne; and two nephews, David Paul and Kenneth Ross.  Two of her siblings, Lawrence and Starlene died in infancy in the 1940s. 

Jo Ann Paul is survived by her only child, Stephen Scott (Miho),  three grandchildren, Kenzo and Elise of San Jose, Ca.; Stephen’s son, Simon, of San Diego, Ca.; two sisters, Sydnetta Ross of Los Angeles, Ca. and Diane Paul Louviere (Wilfred) of Sugar Land, Tx.;  a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services; 300 Alabama St.; Liberty, Texas (Althea P. Gibson Chapel) Friday, March 9, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  She will lie-in-state Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1406 Beauty St., Dayton, Texas; funeral service will follow - 11:00 am.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.

Mangum

Elvy Leonard (Jug) Mangum, age 95, passed away March 3, 2018 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas. 

He was born June 18, 1922 in Anahuac, TX to the late George and Eliza Fondon Mangum.  Elvy was a World War II veteran who served in the European Campaign and received the American Theater Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal and WWII Victory Medal.  Elvy worked for Texas Gulf Sulphur for thirty-three years.

Elvy was a wonderful husband to Blanch Morse Mangum for seventy years.  They love to travel, camp, hunt and fish.  He spent many hours with his children, grandchildren and extended family.  He was called by many names: Jug, Husband, Brother, Daddy, Poppa, Uncle Elvy, but he was mainly called when help was needed.  Elvy gladly and lovingly always was willing to give a helping hand.

Elvy was preceded in death by his parents, three children; Elvy Leonard Jr, Betty Ann and infant son, sisters; Lula Mae Lynch and husband Sam, Trunie Bloomquist and husband Carl, Cecil Klegg and husband Virgil, Margie Scofellia and husband Joe, Lousie Bell Davis and husband Sam, brother; Harold Mangum and wife Betty.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory wife; Blanch Mangum, sons; Wendall Mangum, and wife Karen, George (Pokey) Mangum and wife Brenda, grandchildren; Regina Moorman and husband John, Dallas Mangum and wife Julie, Anna Mallett and husband Preston, great-grandchildren; Matthew, Caroline, Luke, Clark, John Ryder, Laura and Audrey.  Elvy also leaves behind a loving brother; James Earl Mangum and wife Pauline, sisters-in-law; Bernice LaFour, Lola Fregia and husband Weldon and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are John Moorman, Dallas Mangum, Preston Mallet, Matthew Mangum, Luke Magnum, Clark Mangum and John Ryder Moorman.  Honorary Pallbearers are Bill O’Neal and Elvy’s many nephews.
Services for Elvy Leonard (Jug) Mangum will be Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Cormier

Doris “Sissy” Marie Cormier, was born on March 26, 1947 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas and passed away on March 3, 2018 at her home in Wallisville, Texas.

Doris was preceded in death by her father, William Levi Jackson; and her brother, Jack Jackson. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Whitney Cormier, Jr.; her mother Ollie Mae Jackson; her three sons, Gavin Cormier and wife Tina, Christopher Cormier and wife Stacie and Keith Cormier and wife Traci; her 8 grandchildren, Whitney Amber, Joshua, J.T., Levi, Allison, Joseph, Tia and Chace; and her 2 great-grandchildren, Leia and Zaidyn (and two more on the way).

Doris was raised in Katy, Texas. It was in Katy that she met and married Whitney on September 21, 1965. In 1973, they moved to Wallisville, Texas. Raising animals was one of her favorite pastimes. At various times she had horses, mini horses, donkeys, cattle, hogs, chickens, rabbits, ducks, goats, dogs, cats and a llama. The Winnie Sale Barn was a favorite place for her to go and bid on baby calves. They knew her by name and would call her sometimes if she didn’t show up. Sewing was a skill of which she was a master. Doris made many of her own clothes and pieced together beautiful quilts. Besides sewing, she also made a variety of crafts including jewelry and had a booth at Larry’s Trade Days for several years. Hunting squirrels with her double barrel .410 shotgun and cane pole fishing for sun perch were two activities she was very serious about. If you were with her, you had to be quiet and stay out of her way. Doris was a very hard worker and was always busy working on her To-Do-List. Through the years she had several full-time and part-time jobs in the area including the Post Offices in Liberty, Anahuac and Wallisville, the Justice of the Peace Office in Wallisville, Bradley’s Feed Store, the Anahuac ISD High School Cafeteria and the green houses in Anahuac.

Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother dedicated to her family and friends. She will be sorely missed by all that knew her. On behalf of her family, we would like to thank the entire staff of Harbor Hospice and are especially grateful to Ms. Georgia, Ms. Christi and Ms. Nena for the special care they provided for Doris.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Levi Cormier, Joseph Cormier, J.T. Cormier, Chace Cormier, Joshua Cormier and Ryan Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers will be Gavin Cormier, Keith Cormier and Christopher Cormier.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

 

Ripkowski

Ronnie Gene Ripkowski, 66, of Dayton, Texas passed away on March 3, 2018 at his home. Ronnie was born February 4, 1952 in Dayton, Texas to parents August and Naomi Mifflin Ripkowski.

Service for Ronnie will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 8, 2018 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton with interment to follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Ronnie was a lifelong resident of Dayton where he graduated from Dayton High School. He served his country for 24 years in the United States Air Force. Upon retiring from the military Ronnie worked as an instructor in Civil Service. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and enjoyed watching sports and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his sons, Kevin Ripkowski and wife Nancy of Wichita Falls and Kelly Ripkowski and wife Christy of Fort Worth; the mother of his children, Debbie Ripkowski of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Ethan Ripkowski, Benjamin Ripkowski, and Colson Ripkowski; brother-in-law, Bo Carney and wife Cindy of Dayton; sister-in-law, Dianne Smith of San Augustine; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Campbell

Charles Henry Campbell, 76, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on October 14, 1941 in Baytown, Texas to Paul Hubert and Margie Beatrice Campbell. Charles Henry and the love of his life, LaVelle made Dayton, Texas their home in 1983.

Charles Henry proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked as a plasterer by trade and was a member of the Plasters Local 79 union, where he was also the Sergeant of Arms. He was also a former Masonic Lodge brother who spent years in the community as a Mason.

Charles Henry was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend to many. He was an honest man with a generous nature. Charles Henry would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need, even if it was his last shirt. He had a big heart, was compassionate, loyal and lived his life with integrity and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Charles Henry enjoyed the great outdoors, camping, deer hunting and fishing for crappie and bass. He also liked to vacation with his grandchildren, taking family trips and spending quality time at his lake house on Sam Rayburn. But his greatest and most favorite hobby of all was his grandchildren.

Charles Henry was preceded in death by his parents; his son Ronnie Dallas Campbell; and a brother-in-law Richard Alpha. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 56 years, LaVelle Campbell; his children Sissy Love and husband Larry Stanley of Dayton, Bubba Campbell, Sr. and wife Tammey of Tarkington, and Connie Rhodes and husband Butch of Dayton; his grandchildren James Palmore Campbell and wife Larissa, Little Bubba Campbell and wife Carrie, Cody Love and wife Amanda, Ashley Kolarik and husband Zach, Justin Campbell and wife Emily “Trudy”, Megan Rhodes, Chance Rhodes and Lindsey Campbell; his great-grandchildren Ava and Charlie Kate Campbell, Autumn, Audrey and Austin Palmore Campbell, Ethan and Lainey Beth Kolarik, Layla and Teddy Love; his sisters Ann Moorman and husband Mike, Paulette Alpha and Shirley Lindsey and husband Chuck; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Bubba Campbell, Sr., Bubba Campbell, Jr., Justin Campbell, Butch Rhodes, Chance Rhodes, Zach Kolarik, Cody Love, James Palmore Campbell and Larry Stanley.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Pastor John Satherley officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Purser

William “Bill” Kenneth Purser, 64, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 in Beaumont, Texas.

He was born on May 23, 1953 in El Paso, Texas to James Alan and Hallie Lucille Wilson Purser. Bill graduated from Fort Stockton High School in 1971 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 from East Texas Baptist College.

Bill was a retired paramedic and had worked in Chambers County Dispatch for more than 17 years. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Liberty, the Chambers County Historical Commission and the NRA.

Bill was a kind, witty, funny and knowledgeable man who was very outgoing. He was loved by many, never met a stranger and loved unconditionally. He enjoyed baseball and was an avid Houston Astros fan. Bill also enjoyed cruising with his wife, Amy, camping and fishing. But most of all, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter Starla Royer; and his brother Jim Purser. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 27 years, Amy Northcutt-Purser; his children Jessica Purser of Lumberton, Chelsye Hernandez and husband Dale of Lumberton, Natalyn Royer and husband Mitchell of Anahuac, Rusty Rakestraw and wife Mary of Anahuac and Diana Rakestraw of New York; his grandchildren Isabelle, Joshua and Hallye Jo Hernandez, Casey Royer and wife Brooke, Elizabeth Kemp and husband John, Cole Newton and wife Kelly, Cash Newton, Macey, Wyatt and Shane Rakestraw; his great-grandchildren Blake Newton, Stoni and Blake Royer; his sister Dorothy Colby and husband Rob of Chicago; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A memorial service in Bill’s honor will be held at 11am on Monday, March 5, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A celebration of life will be held immediately following the memorial service at the oyster bar at the Crawfish Place, 5809 TX-61, Anahuac, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made in Bill’s honor to the National Kidney Foundation, the Chambers County Historical Commission or to an animal rescue of choice.

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

Cartwright

Bobbye Jane Cartwright, 86, passed away on February 22, 2018 at her home in Dayton, Tx.

Formerly of Houston, Tx, Jane was born on November 20,1931 in Bay City, Tx to Fred Ernest Allen and Mamie Ada Crawford. She is preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Travis Cartwright and Johnny Cartwright; her son-in-law James Todd and six siblings.  Jane worked several jobs to support her four children including a home child care business. Later in life she became a foster parent and fostered many young girls in her home. Not one to simply provide these young girls with a roof over their heads, she was instrumental in teaching them a strong work ethic and life skills needed to function on their own.  Jane was a former member of Community Baptist Church in Humble, TX and is a current member of Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Todd & Pam Hardin and husband Jimmy; grandchildren; Tracy Dunaway and husband David, Jason Cartwright and wife Seresa, Deanna Marquez and husband Albert, Jennifer Soto, James "Bo" Hardin and wife Cassie, and Laura Bays and husband Chad.  Great grandchildren; Devyn and Shelby Dunaway, Breanna Canning and husband Toby, Colby and Ethan Marquez, Jace and Jaden Soto and foster daughter Alexia Rouse.  Jane’s family will receive friends on Friday, March 2, 2018 from noon until 2:00 pm at Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Grace Community Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating. Her family would like to thank the members of Grace Community Baptist Church for their outpouring of love during their loss.

Morse

Sherry Lynn Roberson Morse, 54 of Houston passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Humble, Texas.

Sherry was born January 9, 1964 in Ocala, Florida to parents, Arnold Roberson and Sheryl Meeks Roberson. Sherry had lived in the Sheldon area for the past 27 years, loved being with her family and watching movies.

Services for Sherry will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Doug Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Roy Morse, Jr. of Dayton; her father, Arnold Roberson and wife JoAnn; her mother, Sheryl Ondrias; sons, Michael Morse and Adam Morse; daughter, Audriana Morse; two grandchildren; step-brother, Kenny; step-sisters, Dana and Lacey; also numerous other relatives and friends.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for the family at www.pacestancil.com

Thornton

Perry Edwin Thornton, 66, of Dayton passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

He was born February 28, 1951 in Dayton, Texas to parents Lloyd “Skeet” Thornton and Frances Jordan Thornton.
Services will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. The family will receive friends 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Perry was a lifelong resident of Kenefick. He was retired from F & L Fabrication and attended New Life Church. He loved nature and enjoyed whittling especially walking sticks. He was a song writer, guitar picker, and singer.

He was preceded by his father, Lloyd “Skeet” Thornton; son, Keith Edwin Thornton and brother, Ronnie Thornton. Perry is survived by his wife of 6 years, Becky Thornton; his mother, Frances Jordan Thornton; son, Phillip Edwin Thornton; daughter, Penny Elaine Thornton; sons by marriage, John Winston Cline and James Russell Cline; brothers, Tootie Thornton and wife Charlotte; sisters, Peggy Ilene Dobbs, and Gina Thornton Norris; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and family.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for the family at www.pacestancil.com

Howard

Joseph Elwood " Woody" Howard of Liberty died Friday, February 23, 2018, in Humble. He was 74.

Woody was born August 16, 1943, in Kenefick, to Fredrick Howard and Gertrude Votaw Howard. He had lived in Liberty most of his life and was a Welder. He was a member of Liberty Worship Center where he served his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was always willing to help and serve others. Woody was quick to tell people about Jesus and his love for them. He loved to hunt and fish but most of all he loved his wife and his family.

He was preceded in death by daughter Susan Irene Howard. Sons, David Allen Howard and Joseph Elwood Howard Jr. Survivors are his loving wife of 54 years Ruby Maxine Howard of Liberty, and son Tim Howard of Liberty. Brother Phil Howard of China and sisters Sallie Murphy of Liberty and Barbara Battle of Beaumont, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Shannon Bowdoin officiating. Interment will follow at French cemetery in Kenefick.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

Serving as pallbearers are Brandon Howard, Timmy Howard, Josh Howard, Mark Howard, Chris Howard, Don Howard, Barry Douglas, and Jerry Douglas. Honorary pallbearers are T.J. Simeon and Clayton Leach.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joseph Elwood " Woody" Howard please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamiyfuneralservices.com
Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time.

McDaniel

Robert “Robby” McDaniel was born in Anahuac, Texas on July 25th, 1962 to Bobby and Judy McDaniel and passed away on Saturday February 24th, 2018.

Robby was loved by everyone! He was an avid fisherman and he loved just hanging out fishing as he enjoyed the peace and quiet. Robby also loved to watch Nascar, listen to Elvis, collect knives, shot glasses and guns. He especially enjoyed his grandkids, they were his pride and joy! He never met a stranger and he would give you the shirt off his back had you needed it. Robby opened his home up to anyone that needed a place to stay.

He was a devoted son, brother, father, uncle and grandfather. He is survived by his mother Judy McDaniel; his four children, Nastassia McDaniel her husband David Murrel, Robert McDaniel Jr., Bobby McDaniel and Cory McDaniel; his six grandchildren, Sebastian, Mack Lewis, Kayleigh Lewis, Brody McDaniel, and Bo Singleterry; his brothers Harvey McDaniel and wife Tammy and Luster (Poe) McDaniel and wife Debbie; his numerous nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends. Robby was preceded in death by his father Bobby McDaniel; sister Julia McDaniel; niece Jennifer McDaniel; and nephew Jeffery Richardson.
 
A celebration of Robby’s life will be held at 2pm on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac, Texas.

Dewey

Wilber Allen Dewey, 77, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

He was born on November 5, 1940 in Bertrand, Nebraska to Charles Henry Dewey and Vera Armenta Cole Dewey and had resided in Dayton for many years.

Wilber had a great sense of humor and was quite the jokester. He was outgoing and would talk to anyone that talked to him. Wilber enjoyed watching old western movies, woodworking, old cars, especially Studebakers, and tinkering on just about anything he could find broken. He would work on all type of projects that he could find.

Wilber was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Wilber and his wife Patsy were active in fostering children and had opened their home and cared for many children for more than 20 years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Wilber was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Patsy Hogg Dewey; and his brothers Delbert and Donald Dewey. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters Jacklyn Dewey Varnell and husband Brandon of Dayton, Jessica Sills and husband Cody of Dayton, Tammy Snowden and husband Donald of Katy and,Tracy Dewey of Dayton; his sons Jonathan Dewey of Spring, Andrew Dewey of San Antonio, Taylor Dewey and Ray Dewey both of Dayton; his grandchildren D.J. Snowden, Kristen Dewey, Daniel Snowden, Jonastyn Thorson, Manney Dewey, And Lilly Anne Varnell; his siblings Betty Medley, Doris Hansen, Gweneth Schmidt, Virginia Trinnier, Sharon Brungardt, Charles Dewey and Shirley Kennedy; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Dewey, Brandon Varnell, Cody Sills, Manney Dewey, Michael Nelson, and Jonastyn Thorson.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Friday, March 2, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018 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

Norton

Kirk Norton died peacefully Saturday, February 24, 2018. He was born in Baytown, Texas, November 20, 1952. 

Kirk met his high school love in 1970 at Robert E. Lee High School. Kirk and Patricia (Trish) Hebel were married in May of 1974 and they moved from Baytown to Wallisville in 1977. 

Kirk and Trish raised 3 sons in Chambers County country living --Ben (Jennifer), Thomas (TJ) (Jessica), and Cody (Shelly). Papaw's grandchildren are Taylor and Annabel, Sean and Caden (baby brother C.J. is due in June) and Megan. Our Lord has received Papaw to join our grandson Cameron, who died at the age of 4 in 2013.

His parents are Jack and Nancy Waltine of Baytown. Brothers Grady and Wyman (Shawn); sister-in-law & brother-in-law Liz and Chris Buckner.  Nieces Lisa and Lauri Lumus; Channing (Zeke) Stuckey,  Brandi Sheak and Sarah Norton and great nieces Abby Petermann, Hadley Lumus and Peyton Stuckey.

Kirk was a quiet but thoughtful gentleman. A Christian who loved and served his Lord faithfully with his family, in the community and at his home church, Middleton Memorial United Methodist Church, Wallisville, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at Middleton United Methodist Church of Wallisville, 2241 Wallisville/Liberty Road at 10:30am on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Phone # 409-267-3242

In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made to the Church in Kirk's memory for the Wheelchair Ramp Ministry in the Chambers County area. Middleton Church, P.O. Box 75, Wallisville, TX  77597.

"How sweet it is to be loved by you."
James Taylor

Kokoszki

Mona Jo Kokoszki died Saturday, February 24, 2018, in Mont Belvieu. She was 63.

A native of Houston she had lived in Mauriceville before moving to Mont Belvieu where she lived for 3 years. Mona was a General Manager for Pizza Hut.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Geneva Clow, sister, and brother in law, Nancy, and Walker McDonald. Grandmother Nannie Phillips, brother and sister in law, Chuck, and Charlotte Ash and sister Patricia Ann Clow.

Survivors are son Christopher Kokoszki of Mont Belvieu. Close friends Stephen Sopchek of Mont Belvieu, Gail Jackson of Rye, Dee and James Drunett of West Lake LA. Brother, James Dale Clow and wife Debbie of Hardin. Sisters, Jackie Lynn Tilery of Orange and Sherry Ann Jurecka and husband Nelson of Trinity, and an uncle James " Pat" Phillips of Mont Belvieu.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Chapel. Graveside service will be held also Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. at The Clow Family Cemetery in Liberty.

Serving as pallbearers are Johnny Green, Jerry Green, Charley Johnston, Gary Edward Simms, Glen Posey, and Donnie Phillips.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to The American Cancer Society.

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

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

Hayes

Linda Kay Hayes, of Saratoga, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with her family by her side. She was 65.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 10:00 A.M at Guedry Cemetery in Batson with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Tony Potter, Robert Ryan, Bubba Ryan, Tony Cotton, Matt Quinn and John Fowler.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, February 23, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Sour Lake she had lived in Saratoga most of her life and was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Saratoga.

She was preceded in death by her parents T.J.Patterson and Leola Lusk and brother Thomas J. Patterson.

Survivors are her husband, Myron Hayes of Saratoga, son, Thomas J. Hayes and wife Kayla of Saratoga, daughters, Lana Kay Hayes of Saratoga, Amanda Corine Hayes of Saratoga, and Denita Audine Hayes and husband Tony of Saratoga, brother, William "Billy" Henry Patterson and wife Donna Faye of Fannett, sisters, Wanda Collier and husband Mark of Vidor and Patricia Ann Goodwin of Vidor.

Grandchildren are Brittany, Emily, Dustin Lee, Keith, Cole, Cade, and great-grandchild Coraline.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Linda Kay Hayes please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com .

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

Estes

Ellie Ruth McGuire Estes age 92 passed away at her home in Raywood, Texas February 20, 2018.

Ruth was born in Cooper, Texas February 4, 1926 the daughter of the late Joe and Ellie McGuire. Ruth enjoyed mowing her grass, playing dominoes, and never met a stranger. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Fred Estes Jr., four brothers and two sisters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her step-daughters Pam Soper and Diane Frasier as well as her nieces Patsy Brown and Jan Gallaway. In addition Ruth is survived by her step-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Main Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Smith

Barbara Jean O’Clair Smith, 67, of Dayton passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Beaumont, Texas.

She was born July 20, 1950 in Waterville, Maine to parents John O’Clair and Evelyn Benita Clark O’Clair.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Barbara was a longtime resident of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her son, Clifford O’Clair and wife Tavasha Banning; brothers, Donald O’Clair, Ronald O’Clair, and Lonald O’Clair; grandchildren, Shannon O’Clair and husband Fernando Mendoza and Brittany O’Clair; great-grandchildren, Kyle Burns, Tanner Burns, and Oliver Mendoza; daughter-in-law, Pamela Shafer; also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for the family at www.pacestancil.com

Rodriguez

Esther Rodriguez, age 88 of Liberty passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at Liberty-Dayton Regional Hospital. 

Esther was born May 12, 1929 in Mexico, daughter of the late Jose Rodriguez and Agapita Torres.  She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was faithful to her community.  Esther was family oriented and loved attending her family reunions.  She also loved keeping her family close.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; Jose Ramirez and wife carmen, Jesus Ramirez and wife Irene, Luis Ramirez and wife Angela, Manuel Ramirez and wife Maria, Francisco and wife Gracely, Gabriel, daughters; Guadalupe Uribe and husband Enrique, Maria Ramirez and husband Juan, Anita Ramirez and Regina Ramirez, thirty-one grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

Services for Esther Rodriguez will be Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam with burial to follow at Liberty Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Walker

Lamar L. "Sarge" Walker, 85 of Dayton, passed away on February 18, 2018 with his loving wife Marie at his side.

L. L. as he was known by many, was born in Gladewater, Texas to parents, R.E. Walker and Alma Walker. L.L. found the love of his life some 61 years ago when he met and fell in love with Mary Marie Pouncey. After a very brief courtship they were married and had two beautiful girls, Joyce and Evelyn. His wife and family meant the world to him. From the very beginning, L.L. treated Marie like a princess. He did not want to leave them so soon but his Lord and Savior called him home. L.L. "Sarge" Walker had dedicated his life to Law Enforcement. He and Marie dedicated many years to the Dayton Explorer Scouts Post # 361, where Sarge taught the boys and Marie, the girls. Many folks here in Dayton were fortunate enough to remember those years. L.L. Walker proudly served his country during the Korean War in The United States Marines. He was so proud to be a Marine and had many, many stories to tell about his service. He was a member of the Dayton American Legion Post and a member of Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton.

He is preceded in death by his parents, R. E. and Alma Walker and a grand-son-in-law Dennis Griffin.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Marie Pouncey Walker; daughters, Joyce Gore, Evelyn Wagner and husband Jacob, Jr. He is survived by grandchildren, Allison Fairchild and husband Jason, Scharlene Ayers and husband Josh, Jamie Hurt and husband David, Christopher Gore and wife Nikki, Darick Gore, Jacqueline Wagner, Dana Wagner, Jacob Wagner, Jr, and Jock Wagner and wife Ashley. L.L. is also survived by 25 great grandchildren and has one on the way. He leaves behind a community that loved and respected him and will remember him fondly.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 5 o'clock in the afternoon until 8 o'clock in the evening at Grace Community Baptist in Dayton. A Celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11 o'clock in the morning at Grace Community Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating.
L. L. will be laid to rest following services at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. The Dayton Police Department and the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers and his grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. The Liberty County Sheriffs Office will honor Sergeant Walker with an Honor Guard the day of the funeral service and will provide military honors at the cemetery. A Dayton Soldier Always.

Beene

Cleatus Ray “Pinto” Beene, 82, of Dayton, Texas passed away February 17, 2018 at home.

He was born July 4, 1935 in Gonzales, Texas to parents, Barney and Ozella Clutter Beene.

Services for Mr. Beene will be 12 noon, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Gerald and Frances Wall officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery in Humble, Texas. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers are John Beene, Lenny Butler, Ryan Beene, Justin Colling, Melvin Beene, and Steve Higginbotham.

Mr. Beene was a long time resident of Brazoria before moving to Dayton 10 years ago. He was a member of the VFW Post 5621 and the Lions Club. He enjoyed country music and was a Nascar fan but most of all he was a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather.

Cleatus was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 54 years, Sherry Beene; sons, Robert Keener and wife Jodi, Darrien Beene, Kevin Beene and wife Pam; daughter, Brandy Beene and boyfriend Chris Slaughter; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and his special dog, Little Bit; also numerous other family members and friends.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for the family at www.pacestancil.com

Fregia

Larry Wayne Fregia of Liberty died on Monday, February 12, 2018. He was 45.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 10:00 am at The Pentecostal Tabernacle Church in Liberty. Interment will follow at Monroe-Fregia cemetery in Liberty.

Serving as pallbearers are T-Bob Coleman, Chris LeBouef, Jerry Fregia, Terry Fregia, Buck Tanton, and Dale Harryman. Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Smith, Cody Fregia and Chad Fregia.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at The Pentecostal Tabernacle Church.

A native of Galveston. he had lived in Liberty and was a Crane Operator and Rigger. He was preceded in death by his sister Kelly Coleman and grandfather Amith Baker.

Survivors are his parents Bill and Nita Fregia of Liberty. Mother Helen Boutte and husband Stephen of Vidor. Daughters Dana Smith of Baytown, Amber, and Stephanie. Grandson, Ryan Smith of Pasadena. Brothers Jerry Fregia and wife Connie of Ames, Terry Fregia of Beaumont, Chad Fregia and wife Melissa of Dayton, Chris LeBoeuf and wife Misty of Orange, Benny Coleman, and wife Whitney of Vidor, John Watts of Florida, and Robert Watts of Beaumont. Sisters Kelly Watts and friend Tracy of Beaumont, Shelly Smith and friend Preston of Beaumont, and Kim Rhoades and husband Darrell of Daisetta, and 8 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving and caring friends.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Larry Wayne Fregia 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

McManus

Dahlia Cook McManus of Liberty Texas passed away peacefully before dawn on Thursday February 15, 2018.

Dal, as she was known, graced our lives for 96 years, having been born October 27,1921 in Joaquin Texas.
She was predeceased by the love of her life , Charles S. McManus, to whom she was married for 65 years; also, her parents, Roxie Kyle Cook, Isaac Dudley Cook and  Fannie Vines Cook, her loving mother from 5 years of age and 9 brothers and sisters.

She was a woman of faith and the matriarch of her family. She is survived by her son Dudley McManus and wife Amey of Montgomery, Texas, daughters, Marian Basham and husband Spud of Kingwood, Texas,  Elizabeth Berry and husband Roger of Austin, Texas, and Leslie Herndon and husband Mark of Liberty, Texas

She had twelve grandchildren: Ryan McManus, Cara McManus, Zachary Basham, Evan Basham, Allison Basham, Austin Basham, Jonathan Basham, Leslie Ann Berry Padrick, David Berry, Haley Berry Smith, John Mark Herndon and Laura Beth Herndon. She had  five great-grandchildren: Piper Basham, Langston Basham, Naomi Basham, Charlie McManus and Millie McManus.

She had a unique and special relationship with each of her "grands".  They called her Paw-paw after being named that by her first grandchild. She would say, " I don't care  what they call me, as long as they call me" and they did.

Dahlia accomplished many things in her long life.  She graduated from Louisiana State University during World War II.  She was a career educator, teaching music, kindergarten, third grade  and fourth grades as wells as serving as reading specialist for many years.  She earned a Masters of Education from University of Houston and was member of Delta Kappa Gamma all of her professional life and served as President. 

She gave her life to Christ at age twelve and followed that commitment throughout her life in her church and in the classroom.  She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, volunteered in Vacation Bible school, mission trips, and served with Charlie in the "Kitchen Krew" for 14 years.

Ruth Mosley was a devoted friend and helper to Dahlia for more years than either one of them wanted to admit. She was always there to do what was needed.

The family would like to thank the staff at Brookdale Kingwood Assisted Living  who embraced Dahlia and made her short stay enjoyable.

In lieu of flowers , donations may be made to Dahlia McManus Endowment Fund-Liberty ISD Foundations or First Baptist Church of Liberty-Mission Trip Fund.

Services for Dahlia Cook McManus will be Monday, February 19, 2018 at 10am at First Baptist Church in Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Perew

Shirley G. Perew, 58, of Devers, Texas went to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

She was born in Liberty on January 29, 1960 to parents Floyd and Betty Jo Morse Robinett.

Services are 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 19, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers are Howard Fregia, Dane Robinett, CJ Robinett, Michael Paviliska, Mitchell Robinett, and Ryan Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Weldon Fregia, Sid LaFour, Edgar Speed, Wayne Nugent, and Damon LaConda, and Clayton Taylor.

Shirley loved spending time with family, especially her granddaughters. Her family was her life. She had a special way of putting a smile on everybody’s face.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Betty Jo Robinett. She is survived by her husband David; daughter, Latonda and husband Howard; son, Brandon and fiancé Rebekah; sister, Cynthia and husband Damon; brother, Dell and wife Brenda; grandchildren, Brittany, Brindalyn, Zoe & Bella; also numerous cousins, nephews, and friends.

Foreman

Donald Wayne Foreman of Hardin died on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Tarkington Care Center. He was 64.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Masonic Rites. Officiating will be Reverend Kenneth Faust.

There will be a Memorial Gathering on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at Faith & Family Chapel.

A native of Houston he had lived in Hardin and was an Electrical Engineer.
Donald was a Master Mason with Ochiltree Lodge #910 of Perryton, Texas, and Knights Templar of Borger Commandery No. 96 of Borger, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father Ruel Foreman. Brothers, Jimmy Jones, Joey Foreman, and Mark Foreman.

He is survived by his mother, Margaret Hicks Jones of Vidor, daughter, Brandy Meaux of Lumberton. Brothers, Paul Foreman Jr. and Ruel Foreman Jr. both of High Island. Sisters, Melissa King and husband Timmy of Hardin, Penny Mishio and husband Dickey of Hardin, Joy Jones of Vidor and Melody Wood of High Island, 3 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

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

Services 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.

King

Charlotte L. King, 74, of Dayton, Texas passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at her residence. She was born on April 15, 1943 in Shelby County, Texas to parents Paul and Dorothy Barron.

Graveside services for Mrs. King will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home before the service on Thursday.

Mrs. King was a longtime resident of Dayton. She enjoyed being outdoors doing yard work, gardening and tending her plants. She also enjoyed fishing and traveling. Most of all she loved her family and will be missed by all that knew her.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Dorothy Barron and sister, Linda Barron Jackson. She is survived by her husband, Donald W. King; brother, Paul “Bubba” Barron; son, James D. Agnew, II; daughters, Stephanie King Adams and husband, Mark and Lori King Miller and husband, Jody; and her beloved dog, Sandy. Grandchildren are Elisha Agnew, Steven Agnew, Thomas Agnew, Kevin Agnew, Ryan Adams, Colin Adams, Alexis Adams, Breana Nicholas, and Paityn Nicholas.

Pfardrescher

Gayle Sue Glenn Pfardrescher, 78, of Dayton passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

She was born June 28, 1939 to parents Clayton Douglas Glenn and Bessie Weaver Varner Glenn.

Memorial Service for Gayle will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garry Masterson and Rev. W.C. Hall officiating.

Gayle attended schools in Marshall, Carthage, Galena Park and graduated in 1957 from Baytown Robert E. Lee. She later attended Lee College at the ripe old age of 50 and received her Associate Degree in the Paralegal Program. She worked for 20 years and retired from Prudential Insurance Company of America Southwest Home Office in Houston, progressing from mail clerk to Consumer Affairs. She served as Membership Secretary at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton for 15 years. Gayle also worked at Jones Library and was currently working at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Gayle and her husband Buddy worked tirelessly for 15 years in all the activities involving the Dayton Junior High and High School athletes in concession stands and fund raisers. She served on various committees, taught Sunday School at FUMC, and worked with the Society of St. Stephens. She came to love the Dayton Senior Center and the trips with the May Community Center in Huffman. Gayle loved her family, gardening, traveling, and sports. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 52 years, John Howard “Buddy” Pfardrescher, Jr., sister, Nancy Jane Glenn Wood, half-brother, Frank Glenn and daughter-in-law Judith Pfardrescher.

Gayle leaves behind to cherish her memories her children, John Howard Pfardrescher, III, Patti Hill and husband Billy, and Debra Schibetta and huband Bill; her grandchildren, Jennifer Thomas and husband James, Chris Bell and wife Ally, Susan Riley and husband John, Joey DeHart and wife Lisa, Rachel Pfardrescher, Salvatore Schibetta and wife Lauren, Nicola Schibetta, and Angelo Schibetta; great-grandchildren, Addy McCain, Tyler Thomas, D.J. McCain, Bryce DeHart, and Baylie DeHart; also other relatives and friends.

Thibodeaux

Ruth E. Thibodeaux, 78, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Webster, Texas.

She was born on April 12, 1939 in Reddell, Louisiana to Edgus and Lazzie Bogard Ardoin. In 1957, Ruth married the love of her life, Joseph Howard Thibodeaux.

Ruth was an avid football fan of the New Orleans Saints, LSU and the Houston Texans. She enjoyed watching old Westerns, Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune. Ruth was a strong, independent woman who loved her family dearly. She was very loving and nurturing but was always a hard hitter and straight to the point. Ruth also enjoyed doing arts and crafts, quilting, sewing, crocheting, embroidery and playing penny slot machines.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 60 years, Joseph Howard Thibodeaux; her grandson Cody Deville; her great-granddaughter Harlee Dowdy; her brothers Royce and Holland Ardoin; and sisters Lou Guillory and Woolvis Augustine Pugh. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children Julie Vestal and husband Johnny, Vickie Bentley, Carol Nowak and husband Wayne and Chris Thibodeaux and wife Becky; her twelve grandchildren; her twelve great-grandchildren; her sister Laris Kibodeaux; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Ruth will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Chris Thibodeaux, Johnny Vestal, Ty Vestal, Robert Starnes, Nick Boland, Brandon Boland and Chris Dowdy.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Friday, February 16, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas, with a Rosary to be recited at 7pm. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10am on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 804 S. Cleveland Street in Dayton. Rite of committal will immediately follow in Reeves Cemetery in Old River-Winfree.

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

Herford

Imogene Moor Herford passed from this life on February 9, 2018, at her home in Sour Lake surrounded by her family. She was 90.

A graveside service will be held at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, Texas at 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 12, 2018, with Dr. Duane Kelley, Reverend Bill Fabriguze, and Reverend Ken Ellzey officiating.

Imogene was born November 30, 1927, to Lucille and Pierce G.(Babe) Harbour. She was raised in the small farming community of Hankamer where she thrived in the love of extended family members and friends. After graduating from Anahuac High School, she attended Sam Houston State College in Huntsville. There she met and married the love of her life, Benny Herford. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She cherished the role of being a homemaker which was reflected in cooking delicious meals, keeping an immaculate house and always putting family members above herself visiting with close family and friends, listening to Cajun music, appreciating the beauty of nature and collecting lovely antiques were some of the favorite things she enjoyed doing. Her delightful sense of humor remained constant to the very end of her life. She was a member of Sour Lake Baptist Church and treasured her Bykota Sunday School friendships.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bert Harbour. Sister Wilie Mae Barrow and grandson Dustin Herford. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 69 years Benny, her son Jay Herford and wife Skyla of Sour Lake, her daughter Belinda King and husband Don of Longview, Texas. Grandchildren Cody Herford of Sour Lake, Ashley King of Euless, Texas Greg King and wife Kristin of Edmond, Oklahoma and great-grandsons Braden and Ryan King of Edmond Oklahoma. The family wishes to thank her incredibly devoted caregiver Barbara Rocquemore of Sour Lake for the excellent attention she provided the last 5 years of her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Kindred Hospice, 8050 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77708 for their supportive care during the last weeks of her life.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Imogene Moor Herford 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.

Parks

Judith Sue Parks, of Dayton, died Friday, February 9, 2018, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont surrounded by her loving family. She was 73.

Graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Linney Cemetery in Dayton with Pastor David Hilton officiating.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel.

Serving as pallbearers are Paul Parks, Cody Tillman, Charlie Parks, Roy Bray, Garrett Parks and Mike Carroll. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Hayden Parks, Corey Bass, and Si Hanna.

A native of Houston she had lived in Dayton 12 years and was a homemaker.
Judith was a most amazing cook especially her biscuits and gravy. She loved her family grandkids and great-grandkids with all her heart. A lover of music her favorite singer was her grandson Cody Tillman and next to him was Willie Nelson. She loved and collected antiques and loved to visit with family and friends where she would offer a cup of coffee or tea. Judith had a servants heart and will be greatly missed by all who knew and cared for her.

She was preceded in death by her husband George Reuben Parks. Parents, Willis Joshua Hargrave and Annie Belle Gage Hargrave. Sister, Helen Brumley and brothers, Jimmy Hargrave and David Joe Hargrave.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons, Paul Parks of Katy, Roy Bray and wife Dawn of Baytown, and daughter, Shawni Carroll and husband Mike of Dayton. Also survived by the daughter of her heart Teresa Rose Biscamp of Jasper. Brother, Willis Joshua Hargrave and wife Dana of Alto, TX. Sister, Patricia Anne Courson of Moody, Tx, and sister in law, Margaret Hargrave of Alto, TX.

Her loving grandchildren are Cody Joe Tillman and wife Jaki of Katy, Lacy Jade Smesny and husband Travis of Dayton, Sophie Rose Tackett and husband Andy of Dayton, Chance Carroll and wife Katie of Huffman, Garrett Mason Parks and Hayden Gage Parks both of Round Rock, Katie Bray, Kathy Bray of Highlands, and Skye Ibarra of Dayton.

Great grandchildren are Zoe Jade, Carson James, Lilah Rose, Charles Caleb, Cali Gail, Samuel Reed, Alyssa, Damian, Kane, Harley, Haven, Lillian, and Calder.

To send flowers are a memorial contribution to the family of Judith Sue Parks please send to 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.

Aaron

Michael DeSales Aaron age 75 of Liberty passed away Wednesday February 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

Michael was born December 1, 1942 in Cumberland, Maryland the son of the late John Aaron and Anne Sheridan Aaron. He enjoyed golfing, playing pool, watching westerns and Jeopardy, and reading. He had a great sense of humor and was an avid sports fan. Michael worked for many years as a millwright for Delta Tubular, Huesch Tubular, and National Pipe and Tube.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a son Michael DeSales Aaron Jr.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of fifty-two years Patricia Gravat Aaron of Liberty, daughter Lisa Dawn Aaron and Heather Evelyn Aaron both of the Woodlands, brother John Aaron of Petersburg, Virginia, and a nephew Matt Aaron. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Cremation services are under the care of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.  

Mire

Lura Spencer Mire, 93 of Dayton passed away Friday, February 9, 2018.

Mrs. Mire was born October 24, 1924 in Dayton, Texas to parents, Thomas Fred Spencer and Mora Frazier Spencer.

Services for Mrs. Mire will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Piatt officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Pace Stancil.

Lura was a lifelong resident of Dayton. She attended Dayton schools and was a member of the Class of 1942. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church for 93 years and taught a Ladies Sunday School Class for 50 plus years. She had worked as City Secretary for Dayton and was a true Dayton supporter. Mrs. Mire was a member of the Lakata Club, Priscilla Club, Stitch and Chatter Club and the Dayton Historical Society.

Lura was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 64 years, Lloyd Edward Mire and the love of her life, her yorkie Honey. She is survived by many cousins, other family members and her special friends and companions of 57 years, Leatrice and Denny Johnson.

Please leave your thoughts and memories of Lura for the family at www.pacestancil.com.

Presley

Pamela Presley, 55, of Beaumont died Friday, February 9, 2018, at Baptist Hospital of Beaumont.

Pamela was born October 18, 1962, to Billy and Barbara Brown Martin in Liberty. Pamela had lived in Beaumont for 13 years where she was a loving mother and grandmother.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Reverend Joh Alpers and Reverend Darrel Brown officiating.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Martin.

Those left to cherish her memory are: her father, Billy Martin of Saratoga, daughters, Ashley Salazar and husband Damaso of Beaumont, and Felicia Pirtle and husband Joe of Fannett, brother, Eddie Wortham and wife Dena of Sour Lake, sister, Billie Wortham of Saratoga, grandchildren, Ciara Salazar, Neyda Salazar, Elisa Salazar, Lindsey Freeman, Shelley Carrol, and Pierce Pirtle, nieces, Courtney Durham of Crosby, Kelsie Wortham of Votaw, Sarah Wortham of Kountze, and Kaylee Wortham of Kountze, and nephew, Trey Shelton of Houston.

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

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

Starry

Emma Jean Starry, 71 of Daisetta, died on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Herman Memorial Northeast Hospital of Houston.

Emma was born February 18, 1946, in Sharpsville, PA, to Michael Canter and Roberta Cole. She lived in Daisetta for three years and worked as a secretary.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Michael Canter and Roberta Cole., son, Bryan Patterson, daughter, Melzenia Christy and her loving pets Toby and Princess.

Those left behind to cherish her memories are daughters, Tami Patterson of Daisetta, step-son, David Starry and family of Greenville, PA, cousin, Nancy Pence & family of Stoneboro, PA., brother, Pete Hill of Stonesboro, PA., grandchildren, Staci Whatley, Bryan Whatley, Tiffany Lynn Christy, Colleen Christy, Rebecca Montgomery, Shawna Montgomery, Emmaleigh Rae Eaken and 9 great-grandchildren.

Cremation under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services.

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

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

Glover

Geraldine "Jerrie" Glover, 76, of Liberty, died Friday, February 02, 2018 at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Faith & Family Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Jesse Glover, Brandon Glover, Timmy Fregia, David Dagle, Brad Kennedy and Waylon Taylor.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, February 9, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

Jerrie was born March 22, 1941, in Sandune, Texas, to Herbert Cecil Meadows and Johnye Brandon Meadows. She lived most of her life in Liberty and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Meadows and Johnye Brandon., two sisters, Faye Colvin and Pat Sims and a son Doyle Lynn Glover.

Jerrie is survived by her sons, Jesse Glover and wife Debbie of Daisetta and William Glover of Dayton., grandchildren, Brandon Glover, Bradley Glover, Jami Miller and Jodi Bowman., great-grandchildren, Kayden Glover, Kolten Glover, Ryan Glover, Remi Glover and Alyssa Glover. Sisters, Bonnie Fontenot of Hardin, Bernice Dagle of Hardin, Lois Fregia of Raywood, Marie (Judy) Martin of Houston, Peggy Taylor of Batson, and niece Terry Skaines and other numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and aunt Joyce Gandy of Honey Island.

A special thanks to the nurses and staff at Magnolia Home for their love and care.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Geraldine "Jerrie" Glover please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com
Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time.

Peebles

Leslie Eugene Peebles Sr., 71, of Hull, died Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, TX.

He was born October 4, 1946, to Archie and Winona Lee Peebles in Houston. Les lived in Hull the past 30 years and retired from Rohm and Haas Company where he was the IT Director.

Les is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Martha Carolyn Sides, and his great-grandson Avery Armstrong.

Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife of 46 years, Mary Peebles of Hull, sons, William Joseph Conway Peebles of Raleigh, NC, Leslie Eugene Peebles Jr. and wife Kelly of Pearland, Oscar Emery Armstrong III and wife Robin of Katy, and John Marvin Armstrong Sr. and wife Nellene of LaPorte, daughters, Lisa Danek and husband Danny of Liberty, and Mesha Flynn and husband Joe of Dayton, brother, John Conway Peebles of Hull, 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a host of loving friends.

A Celebration of Les' life will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Steve Bean officiating. Interment will follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Leslie Eugene Peebles Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Ainsworth

Roberta Rosa Ainsworth, 84, formerly of Liberty, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in Webster, Texas.

She was born on October 20, 1933 in Moline, Kansas. Roberta attended Longton School in Longton, Kansas.

Roberta was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She enjoyed eating out, reading her bible and attending church. Roberta was a very independent person who loved simple domestic chores such as washing dishes and doing laundry. In her younger years, she enjoyed shopping whether it was for shoes or Christmas shopping. But what Roberta enjoyed most of all was spending time with her family.

Roberta was preceded in death by her mother Lela Fletcher; her husband Jackie Lee Thomas; and her daughter Debra Jean Thomas Burch; granddaughter Amanda Thamm; sister Majorie Boswell She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son Anthony Ray Thomas and wife Debra; her daughters Nancy Luanne Thomas Jorgenson and husband Donald and Cheryl Ann Thomas; her grandchildren Kimberly Armstrong, Travis Williamson, Angela Thomas, Cary Thomas, Eric Thomas, Crystal Turner and Frederick Thamm; her great-grandchildren Tiffany Malone, Jessika Armstrong, Kevin Armstrong, Dakota Thomas, Alyissa Hollis, Jason Walters, Christian Vance, Nicholas Walters, Madisson Turner and Toby Thamm; her great-great grandchildren Shealynn Rose Armstrong, Marlie Jean Malone, Shyla Rae Armstrong, Megan Williamson, Kelbie Williamson, Travis Williamson II and Skyler Smith; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Chris Turner, Frederick Thamm, Jason Walters, Nicholas Walters, Kevin Armstrong and Christian Vance. Honorary pallbearer will be Travis Williamson.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 1pm on Friday, February 9, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will begin at 2pm, following the visitation in the chapel. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Stewart

Robert David “Bob” Stewart was born February 4, 1946 to John and Jessie Stewart, he expired February 1, 2018. 

“Bob” as well known to family and friends, graduated in May 1966 from Carter G. Woodson High School in Raywood, Texas. He joined the Army August 15, 1966 - during his tour of duty he met and married Erika, from this union John Martin and Stefan David were born.

He was preceded in death by: (parents) – John Stewart and Jessie (Mosley) Stewart, (wife) – Erika Stewart, (brothers) – John Jr. and Melvin Stewart and (sister) Idell Bland.

He leaves to cherish his memory: 3 sons – John Martin, Stefan  David and Eric Morris, 1 brother – James Stewart, 3 sisters – Inez Ehols, Velma Trahan and Addie (Charles) Walker, 4 grand children, 1 great-child, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 - Well Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel) from 1-6pm in the evening. He will lie-in-state from 9:00-11:00am – St Miles Baptist Church, Highway 90 East – Liberty, Texas – Saturday, February 10, 2018; Funeral Services at 11:00am.
Pastor Dwight Pruitt officiating.

Steen

Eleanora Victoria Steen, 94, of Rye died Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Fairy's Landing in Hull. She was born in Beaumont to the late Grover and Vivian Cummings Moor and worked for the Houston U.S. Marshall's Office, where she retired.

A graveside service was held on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Mrs. Steen is survived by her friend and caretaker of more than 25 years, Betty Craig of Rye, and the loving and caring staff and residents that became her family at Fairy's Landing in Hull.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Eleanora Victoria Steen 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.

Williams

Harvey Charles Williams age 71 of Liberty passed away Wednesday January 31, 2018 in Houston, Texas. 

Harvey was born December 19, 1946 in Liberty, Texas to Oscar and Odelia Williams of Ames, Texas. He was baptized at Our Mother of Mercy Church, where he attended Catholic School and served as altar boy. He started playing baseball as a left handed pitcher and he excelled. In the early 90’s he attended Maranatha / Cornerstone Church for several years. For the past several years he was a faithful member of the Valley Community Church. He worked construction for Brown and Root and Brooks Concrete until his retirement. He met the love of his life Alice Fay Julius at West Liberty High School and they married March 11, 1968. Together they raised three daughters Jeanette, Deanna, and Yvonne. After Yvonne’s death in 1993 they became parents to her children Melanie and Kenneth. He was a fun loving, free spirited, people person, with lots of wisdom. To know Harvey was to love him, always talking and smiling. He and Fay did a lot of traveling over the years and would frequently drive to Lake Charles just to eat crabs. Harvey was drafted and served in Vietnam. Those memories of war were etched in his mind forever. Yet he maintained his happy place. Perhaps the only thing he loved as much as his family was football in particular the Pittsburgh Steelers. Probably one of their original fans, he could be spotted on a daily basis wearing their gear. His blood ran black & gold.

He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Odelia Williams, brothers John and Oscar Williams, and a sister Wilma Williams, and his baby girl Angela Yvonne Williams.

Cherishing his memory is his wife of almost fifty years Fay Williams of Liberty, daughters Jeanette Davis (Eric) of Liberty, Deanna Mingo (Torron) of Houston, Grandchildren Stephanie Abbot (Quintrell) of Baton Rouge, LA, Melanie Morris of Liberty, Kenneth Simmons (Zana) of Liberty, Marcus Scott (Mara) of Dayton, Amber Scott of Liberty, DeAngela and Torron Jr. Mingo of Houston, as well as a great grandchild Peyton. He also leaves his sisters Linda Ashley (Jordan) of Houston, and Thereasa Sterling of Houston, brothers Garry Williams of Houston, Valentino Williams of Ames, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation for Harvey will be held Friday February 9, 2018 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services to be held at noon Saturday February 10, 2018 at Turkey Creek Baptist Church, 1600 Wallisville Rd. Liberty, Texas. Burial to take place in Houston National Cemetery with full military honors on Monday February 12, 2018 at 2:15PM. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.   

Addington

John “Johnny” Curtis Addington, Jr. 68, of Dayton passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

He was born April 2, 1949 in Dayton, Texas to parents, John Curtis Addington, Sr. and Alma Lee George Addington.
Johnny was a longtime resident of Dayton and had lived in Nacogdoches for the past 20 years. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam. Johnny loved life and being with his family. He enjoyed being outdoors, motorcycles and visiting with his friends. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and could operate almost anything.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Gene Addington and Lloyd Addington, and his brother-in-law Gary Holley.

He is survived by the last love of his life, Sharon Addington of Louisiana; his son, Brett Addington and wife Susan of Dayton; his brother, George Addington and wife Linda of Dayton; his sister, Lela Holley of Dayton; several grand and great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A private family memorial will be held at a later time. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas.

Thomas

Geneva Kay Phillips Thomas, 66, of Dayton, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 in Dayton. She was born June 18, 1951 In Houston to her late parents, Basil Phillips and Ruby Farrill Phillips.

Geneva had lived in Dayton since 2005, had worked as a waitress at the old Rainbow Café and was a member of Kenefick Southern Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Rojo Trail Riders and Star Touring and Riding clubs, working with benefits and raising money. Geneva was a former member of Parkgate Community Church, where she was a greeter and was also in charge of purchasing kitchen supplies, organizing kitchen events and sending out “We Miss You” cards.

Mrs. Thomas joined Kenefick Southern Baptist Church after moving to Dayton from Pasadena. Her kidney disease kept her from participating in many church activities but she stated “this was the most peaceful time in my life.” Both churches meant a lot to her, she made many friends that she loved very much. She also enjoyed crafting and had previously helped her husband with his vending business.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Basil Phillips and Ruby Farrill Phillips; sisters, Ambre Lynn Phillips, Karen Elaine Phillips, Brenda Ann Ray and Betty Sharon Dunsmore and a brother, Charles Edward “Chuck” Phillips.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Vernon Thomas of Dayton; sisters, Sandra Kalmas of Victoria and Susan Gammon and her husband Edward of Channelview; step-daughters, Trudy Deane and Shelly; grandchildren, Shebi, Michal, Robin and Courtney Gail; longtime friend of 49 years, Maxine Meredith and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Kenefick Southern Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Day officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Woodville.

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

Smith

Minnie Elizabeth “Liz” McMullan Smith age 96 went home to be with the Lord on Feb 2 in Houston Texas from complications associated with a stroke.

Liz was born in Tupelo Texas to Carrie & Dave McMullan on April 25, 1921. She attended school in Tupelo and graduated from Corsicana High School. She also graduated from Beauty School in Tyler. She married Jester Smith and moved to the small town of High Island, Texas where she not only raised her four children, but also operated the High Island Hotel for several years, and was secretary for Smith Service Company. Her home became the meeting place for bridge club with her friends, and also the place where her children’s friends gathered to eat & listen to her two sons’ rock band practices. Many neighborhood children viewed her as a second Mom.

In 1969 she moved to Beaumont and worked at Norvell Wilder Supply Company and Mobil Two Way. At age 72 she retired and then started an exercise regime of walking a mile a day. She was always ready for adventure and, at the age of 91, took a trip to Maui.  

Liz was the fan in the stands at the sporting events of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed being a Meema, playing dominos & cards, taking pictures, crocheting, and sewing. Liz loved cooking for large family gatherings, which always included her famous biscuits or homemade rolls. She had a gift for making the people in her life feel very special and loved.

Liz is a member of the St. Matthews Methodist Church in High Island. She has been attending Cornerstone Church in Liberty since she moved in with her daughter, Linda, in 2012.

Liz was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers A.D. & Tom, sisters Kitty Norwood & Marguerite Gorman, grandson Jeremy Smith, and great grandson Cody Sabol. She is survived by one sister Sybil Killough of North Carolina and her children Danny Smith of Baytown, Linda Black of Liberty, Jerry Smith (Julia) of Gonzales, and Susan Smith of Spring; Grandchildren Rich Black, Jason Black (Christy), Robbin Howard (Geoff), Brad Smith, Corey Smith (Andrea), Darren Smith (Jennifer), Natalie Garza (Joel), Shayda Heath (Nathan), and Tyler Smith; 20 Great Grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Visitation is 5-8 pm on Tuesday February 6th at Allison Funeral Home
1101 North Travis Street in Liberty, TX 77575

Funeral is at 11:00 on Wednesday February 7th at Cornerstone Church
1693 TX-146 in Liberty, TX 77575

Graveside Services at 1:00 on Thursday February 8th at Oakwood Cemetery
N 15th St. in Corsicana, TX 75110

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Liz being a breast cancer survivor. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com 

Freeman

Joyce Faye Freeman, 70, of Thicket, died on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Saratoga, Joyce had lived in Thicket 17 years and was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Wilkinson and Viola Fregia. Brother, Johnny Wilkerson, and stepdaughter, Shannon Freeman.

Joyce is survived by her husband, James Freeman of Thicket, sons, Benjamin Todd Whittington and wife Lydia of Batson, and Charles Lee Whittington and wife Jamie of Texas City, brothers, Donald Wilkerson of Dayton, Ernie Wilkerson of Mesquite, TX, sisters Dee Sanders of Waller, TX, and Mary Lou Overkott of Brenham, TX.

Grandchildren are Tristan, Dillon, Shelby, Ethan, Brandon, Emma, Emily and Kayla,

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joyce Faye Freeman please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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

Vandiver

Our little angel, Addilyn Mae Vandiver, 2, of Hardin gained her angel wings on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in Moss Hill.

Addilyn was born on November 3, 2015, to her parents, Sheldon Lance and Heather Draper Vandiver in Hardin, TX.

Addilyn was an energetic, loving little girl and in the little time she was here she saw the world as a big playground. She had a contagious smile and was always smiling from ear to ear running around no matter what the day would bring.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Carmul L. Vandiver, Milton P Pansano, grandpa Butch, great-grandpa, William Munday, great-grandmothers, Ellen Knipe and Alma Polley, great-great-grandmother, Alma Mae Hartford and Helen Royer, and great-great-grandfather, Earl McCreight, great-grandparents, Don and Cindy Royer

Those left to cherish her memory are her parents, Sheldon and Heather Vandiver of Hardin, brother, Waylon Noel Vandiver of Hardin, grandparents, Jeanne Lynette Williams of Hardin, Charles Williams of San Angelo, TX, John Draper of Conroe, Cary and Tammy Vandiver of Fannett, Earl and Lillian Renee McDonald of Tarkington, and Maurice Fernandes of Tarkington, great-grandparents, Roy and Edna Whitmire of Hardin, WC and Susan Vandiver of Fannett, Karen Pansano of Bridge City, and Harry and Carolyn Adams of Conroe.

A celebration of Addilyn's life will be Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle Ministries in Batson. A gathering of Addilyn's family and friends will also be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Moss Hill cemetery.

Those honoring Addilyn as pallbearers are Sheldon Vandiver, Jasper Nickelnur, Caleb Kincannon, Landon Vandiver, Bryce Tomplait, and Mason Langford

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

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

Oman

Sandra Jo Oman, 67, of Dayton died Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A native of Santa Barbara, CA she had lived in Dayton, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Vincent Bruce Oman.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Stephanie Scog of Spring Texas, and close friend Barbara Griffith of Liberty.

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

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

Ubnoskye

Albina Ubnoskye, 82, lifelong resident of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at her home.

She was born on July 6, 1935 in Dayton, Texas to Adolph and Stephie Dlouhy Kovalcik. Albina graduated from Dayton High School in 1953 and worked in food service for Dayton ISD for 27 years.

Albina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Eastgate. Albina was a member of the Shepard’s Staff and of South Liberty County Association of Retired School Personnel. She had several hobbies, some of which included reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

Albina was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Albert Ubnoskye; her son Larry Ubnoskye; and her sister Evelyn Petters. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children Sharon Shaver and husband Fred of Dayton, Kenneth Ubnoskye of Seguin, Richard “Ricky” Ubnoskye and girlfriend Judy Remedies of Hardin and Kimberly Rogers and husband Billy of Dayton; her daughter-in-law Paula Ubnoskye; her ten grandchildren; her fifteen great-grandchildren; her siblings Stephie Kolek, Felix Skarpa and wife Marie, Annie Mae Marek and husband Frank, Doris Stark, Martha Pollock and husband Edward; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Vincent Petters, Charles Kolek, Jr., Steven Skarpa, Frank J. Marek, J.E. Pollock and Raymond Zarsky. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Ubnoskye, Donny Shaver, Darrell Ubnoskye, Matthew Ubnoskye and Jason Rogers.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A rosary will be recited at 7pm. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10am on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 621 CR 622, Dayton, Texas, with Fr Ryzard Zawadzki, Celebrant. Rite of Committal will immediately follow in St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery.

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

McOmber

Terry Darnecia Vanya McOmber, 64, of Hull died on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at her residence with her family by her side.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 3:00 P.M. at First Assembly of God Church of Daisetta with Pastor Lamar Shane officiating.

The family will be receiving friends also on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at the church.

A native of Liberty, she had lived in Hull and Daisetta for most of her life and had worked for City Florist as a floral designer for many years. She also had attended The Liberty Police Academy and was licensed as a Police Officer.

Terry is preceded in death by her parents, Ray Vanya and Gracie Wiggins, brothers; Raymond Vanya and Terrell Vanya, sisters; Coonie Riley, Freda LeNormand, and Carol Price.

Terry is survived by her husband Bob McOmber of Hull, sons; Chuck Alexander of Hull, and Cody McOmber of Cleburne, TX, brother-in-laws; Bill Price of Moss Hill, Lonnie McOmber and wife Kathy of Rigby, ID, Ronnie McOmber and wife Mary of CA, Andy Hanks and wife BJ of Raywood; sister-in-law; Patricia Ledbetter and husband Rick of Valley Mills, TX, grandchildren; Aroness and Chloe Alexander of Austin, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

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

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

Clark

Billie Jean Clark age 84 passed away Thursday February 1, 2018 in Beaumont, Texas.

Billie was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi February 14, 1933 the daughter of the late Roy Lee Simpson and Hazel Maybell Sanders Simpson. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, going to garage sales, and was an avid reader.  She worked throughout her career in mental health as an LVN for Beaumont Neurological Center as well as Galveston County Memorial Hospital. She also was an active member of Daisetta United Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her first husband Robert Eugene Moore, second husband Norman Wayne Clark, brother Delward Lee Simpson, grandson Brandon Gary Holmes and a daughter-in-law Yvonne Moore.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her six children: Gary Holmes (Cindy); Michael Holmes (Sherry); Robert Moore (Sharon); David Moore (Theresa); Deborah Rose; and Kevin Clark (Yvette). She also leaves her ten grandchildren: David Holmes; Daniel Holmes; Noah Holmes; Richard Moore; Dustin Moore; Shane Moore; Candice M. Villereal; Candice J. Moore; Derrick Rose; and Dylan Rose. In addition she leaves numerous great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and dear friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services for Billie will be held 2PM Sunday February 4, 2018 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Stacy Cemetery.  Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

 
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