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Proctor

Carlton “Royce” Proctor, 62, of Dayton passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

He was born November 6, 1956 in Dayton, Texas to parents, Holmes M. Proctor and Ida Powell Proctor.

Service for Royce will 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Interment will follow at Linney Cemetery in Dayton.  The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019.

Royce was a lifelong resident of Dayton where he attended Dayton Schools and played baseball.  He was a member of the Dayton High School class of 1975.  He is a member of the First Baptist Church and was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church.  Royce enjoyed watching sports, fishing, golf and the Astros.

Mr. Proctor was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Curtis A. Proctor.  He survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandy Green Proctor of Dayton; his daughter, Emily Christine Proctor Mullins and husband Robert of Humble;  sister, Christine Herndon and husband Rick; brother, Ronnie Proctor and wife Sandy; mother-in-law, Dora Mae Green; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Nelson

Whitney Ambrose Nelson Jr. "Bubby" died at home on July 13, 2019.

He was was born June 19,1952 to the late Whitney Nelson Sr and Elizabeth Nelson.

Whitney graduated from Liberty High School in 1972. After gratuating Whitney did what he loved most working on his father farm in Ames. Whitney was a devoted and dedicated member of First Baptist Church in Hull.

Whitney was preceded in death by his parents and sister Emily Nelson.

Whitney leaves to cherish his memory Sister Georgiana Raleigh(Larry), Niece's Elizabeth Wright(Dave), Joanna Singh(Harry), Great Niece's Faith and Katelyn Singh, Great Nephews Isaiah and Davion Wright and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services for Whitney will be held Saturday July 20, 2019 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Hull.

Costilow

Vickie Lynn Gibson Costilow, 67, of Crosby passed away July 12, 2019 in Baytown, Texas.  

She was born August 10, 1951 in Fort Worth, Texas to parents Oscar Gibson and Nevada Salinas Gibson.  

Service for Mrs. Costilow will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Gene Talbot and Brother Josh Seale officiating.  Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery, in Tarkington.  The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at Pace-Stancil in Dayton. Serving as pallbearers will be Cody Gardner, Mike Wenzrel, Bryan Kilgore, Conner Wenzrel, Bobby Ellis and Steven Kilgore.

Mrs. Costilow had been a resident of the Fort Worth area before moving to Crosby when she was eighteen years old.  She loved to cook and was best remembered for her cakes and pies. Vickie had to be pretty everywhere she went and never left the house without her hair and makeup done. She loved her family and would do anything for her beloved husband, always putting others before herself. Vickie loved her church and especially enjoyed her Sunday School class. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Vickie Lynn was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Bertha Lee and Claude Salinas, cousin, Doyle Huffman and her aunt Ruby Salinas. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Garland Costilow; daughter, Kristie Wenzrel and husband Mike; grandchildren, Conner Wenzrel, Tyler Gardner and husband Cody; great-grandson, Asa David Gardner; her sister-like cousin, Sandra Kilgore Jordan; aunt, Nell Cobb and many other cousins and special friends.

Kelly

Frances Lorine Kelly went to be with her Lord, her Jesus, and her beloved parents, Fred and Florine Paskell in Humble, Texas on July 11, 2019.  She died as a result of a stroke.

Frances was born in Cushing, Texas, Nacogdoches County, Texas on April 12, 1940, to Fred and Florine Paskell.  She grew up in Vidor, Texas where she was active in the VHS Band as a majorette.  She was active in school government, beauty and band contests and listed as an outstanding student.

After graduation from Vidor High School in 1957, she met and married Sgt. Mitchell Gibson of the Houston Police Department.  She, herself, eventually joined the HPD as a member of their first class of women recruits.  She graduated at the top of her class where she was active and instrumental in many new innovations in their burglary and theft department and achieved the rank of Sgt. Before she retired in 1995.

Frances and her husband, Homer Kelly, moved to Centerville where she and Homer were active members of the Centerville FBC for 10 years. In 2007, Frances and her son Mike Gibson moved to Dayton, Texas where they resided until her death in 2019.  

Frances was an avid fisherwoman.  She pursued that hobby relentlessly anytime and anywhere.  She loved gardening and working in her yard.  She also enjoyed dancing and music.

Frances had an endless love for life and cherished her family and friends dearly but most of all she loved her son, Michael Wayne Gibson and her dog, Schnauzer Fraulein. 

Frances was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her son, Michael Wayne Gibson of Dayton; sisters, Joyce Whitman and husband Larry of Dayton, Janie Evitts of Dayton; brother, Fred Paskell, Sr. and wife Sandra of Vidor; nieces and nephews, Stephen Evitts and wife Jesslyn, Marlon Collins and wife Vicki, Aaron Evitts and wife Katrina, Kimberly Dawn Rhodes, Harold Richard Harris, Sr. and wife Rhonda, Randy Harris, Debbie Harris, Regina Paskell Hand, Allen Paskell, Keith Paskell, Cara Paskell, “lil Fred”’ Paskell and Dallas Paskell.

Services for Mrs. Kelly will be 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.  The family will receive friends 2:00 p.m. until service time at 3:00 p.m.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas

Taylor

Nannie Lee Taylor, 83 of Raywood, Texas passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at her residence in Raywood, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born December 20, 1935, in Beaumont, to Togan Fregia and Drusilla Dowdee. She had lived in Raywood most of her life and was a homemaker and baby sitter. 

She is preceded in death by parents, husband Jesse Taylor son, Buddy Wayne Fregia grandson, Jesse "Jay" Roberts sister, Elnora Singleton brother, Raymond Fregia and numerous half brothers and sisters. 

Those left to cherish her memory are; daughters, Kathy Thornton and husband Ray of Hardin; Pam Sheffield and husband John of Cleveland; Marilyn Musick of Hardin; Sherri Hufford and husband Rodger of Raywood; Shirley Lyles of Livingston. Sons, James " Bubba " Taylor and wife Theresa of Hardin; Jesse W. Taylor and wife Vickie of Dayton; Roland Taylor and wife Wanda of Baytown, and a host of other loving family members and friends. 

Grandchildren; 18, great grandchildren; 41, and great - great grandchildren 19. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Harland Strother of Line Camp Cowboy Church of Devers officiating. Interment will follow at Oakdale cemetery in Daisetta. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Monday, July 15, 2019. from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services. 

Honoring Nannie Lee Taylor as pallbearers will be Donny Roberts, Paskel Thornton, Kelvin Clark, Jacob Taylor, Jeffery Collins, Brandon Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Robbie Nance, Heath Allemang, Robert Allemang, Jason Taylor, Daryl Taylor, David Taylor.

To send flowers to the family of Nannie Lee Taylor, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Owens

Jack Allen Owens, age 88 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019.

He was born February 18, 1931 in Houston, Texas to parents Odis and Bessie Owens who preceded him in death along with his wife of 50 years, Sherry Hill Owens; grandsons, Jeremy Edgar and Richard Owens; brothers, Richard Owens and Perry Owens; and sister, Vivian Hagan.

Jack was a longtime resident of Cleveland, Texas and formerly of Daisetta, Texas.  He was a member of Central Baptist Church, Cleveland Masonic Lodge, as well as the Cleveland VFW. Jack served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. He worked at the Cleveland Senior Citizens Center. He was a machinist by trade and was naturally mechanically inclined.  Jack will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Elnora Owens; son, Billy Owens and wife Teresa; daughters, Teresa Worley and husband Kenneth, and Sharon Edgar and companion James Williams; brother, Wayne Owens and wife Betty; grandchildren, Todd Worley and wife Ann, Jennifer Moran and husband Brian, Erin Worley, and Crystal Quist and husband Wayne; great-grandchildren, Isaac and Gillian Worley, Maddox and Jackson Moran, Iris Roberts, and Sophia and Noah Quist; along with numerous friends, nieces, nephews and relatives.

Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church, Cleveland, Texas.

Nugent

William “James” Nugent, 89, lifelong resident of Liberty County, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Liberty, Texas, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on April 23, 1930 in Fregia Settlement by midwife delivery to Florence “Teen” Dagle and Alfred Nugent, Sr.

James worked in the oilfield as a roustabout all his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and listening to Cajun music. His favorite singer was “old man Hank” as he referred to Hank Williams, Sr. James also enjoyed dancing, drinking and living his life to the absolute fullest. He loved telling tales of Bigfoot being in the woods beside the Fregia Settlement to his children and grandchildren. James was deeply loved by most that knew him and he will be greatly missed.

James was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Patsy Nugent; his daughter Lura Hanks; a child he raised as his own, Sherry Strang; his brothers “Buddy” Nugent, Alfred “Son” Nugent, Jr. and Wilbur Nugent; his sisters Mattie Fregia, Lucille Fregia, Hattie Chapman and Louetta Tanner. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children James “Red” Williams and wife Sharon Edgar, Dana “Dana Baby” Nugent, Shirley Beauchaine and husband Larry; and two surviving children that he raised, Cynthia Martin and Alisa Perkins; his grandchildren Jamie Williams, Dalton Lawrence, Josh Parson, Bradley Beauchaine, Derek Beauchaine, Chad Hanks, Yvonna Bolin, Codi McGowen, Tera Beauchaine Hebert, and Corey Collins; his 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of many other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Dalton Lawrence, Yvonna Bolin, Andy Hanks, P.J. Shields, Scott McQuary and Jamie Williams.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Pastor Jamie Simmons officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Williams Cemetery in Liberty, Texas.

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

Green

Herbert Gwen Green, Jr., 67, of Dayton passed away July 9, 2019 in Crockett.  He was born August 28, 1951 in Liberty, Texas to parents Herbert Gwen Green, Sr. and Minnie Storey Green.

Service for Mr. Green will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Charles officiating.  Interment will follow at French Cemetery in Kenefick.  The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at Pace-Stancil in Dayton. Serving as pallbearers will be Tryson Brock, Andy Green, Tryston Brock, Chris Greer, Lewis Lamb, and Bailey Sorenson.  Honorary pallbearers are Larry Don Thomas and Leroy Stubblefield.

Herbert was a lifelong resident of Dayton.  He attended Dayton schools and was a member of the class of 1970.  He loved his church and was a longtime member of the Simmons Bottom Assembly of God Church.  Herbert was a true cowboy, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and running heavy equipment.  He loved his children and grandchildren and liked having a good time.

Mr. Green was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Storey Green.  He is survived by his father, Herbert Green, Sr.; daughters, Patricia Ladner and husband Richard, Angela Brock and husband Tryson, Donna Luna and husband Arthur, III, Susan Green, Stephanie Brown and husband Wayne and Amanda Green; stepdaughters Brandi Driggers and Rachel Greer and husband Chris;sixteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one on the way; also numerous friends and relatives. 

Herford

Benny J. Herford 90 of Sour Lake passed away on July 8, 2019, surrounded by family.

He was a devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather, compassionate brother, and a helpful friend. He continued to be a hard worker to the very end of his life. He never left a project unfinished. His life reflected this virtue in every way. He was born to George & Winnie Herford in Batson, Texas on December 5, 1928. He retired from Sun Pipeline in Sour Lake as a district superintendent and was a member of First Baptist Church of Sour Lake.

His Civic activities included Lions club, Lower Neches Valley Water Conversation Authority, Hardin-Jefferson school board, Sour Lake City Council and Treasurer of the Sour Lake volunteer fire department. Recently he was honored with Old Timer of the year by the Sour Lake by the Sour Lake Chamber of Commerce:
He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years Imogene Herford his parents, several siblings, and 2 grandsons.

He is survived by his son Jay & daughter in law Skyla Herford (Sour Lake), daughter Belinda & son in Law Don King(Longview), grandchildren Cody Herford (Sour Lake), Ashley King (Bedford) Greg King & wife Kristin (Edmond, OK) with great-grandsons Braden & Ryan.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Sour Lake First Baptist Church Building Fund.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday July 11, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Guedry cemetery in Batson, with Reverend Bill Fabriguze and Dr. Duane Kelly officiating.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Wednesday July 10, 2019, from 6:00P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

To send flowers to the family of Benny Joseph Herford , please visit  Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Riley

Frances Lee Riley, 78, of Sour Lake, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Village Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lumberton.

She was born October 6, 1940, in Sour Lake to the late Ollie L. Riley and Jewel Blanch McClusky.

Frances was a life long resident of Sour Lake. She was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Sour Lake. Frances was both active in Pine Ridge Baptist Church Keenager's Club and First Baptist Church of Sour Lake 55 Plus Club. She enjoyed reading, especially cookbooks, traveling with friends and crocheting. She helped many with the "Power of Pray", and ministered to those less fortunate. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her and some that didn't.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Earl Riley and Johnny Ray Riley and sister Geraldine Riley.

Those left to honor Frances memory are her brother, Glenn C. Riley of Sour Lake; nephews, Lonnie Ray Riley, and wife of Port Arthur and Johnny L. Riley and wife Cheryl of Groveton. Also survived by many cousins, great-nephews and nieces, great great nephews and nieces and a host of friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 13430 TX 421 Kountze, TX. 77625 to be followed by a service of remembrance at 10:30 a.m. officiated by Rev. Drifty Cates. Interment will follow at Pine Ridge cemetery.

In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to House of Destiny of Saratoga, 3109 FM 2798 PO Box 215 Votaw, TX. 77376. Contact number is (936) 274 - 5657.

To send flowers to the family of Frances Lee Riley, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Henson

Funeral services for Lynette “Marie” Henson, 58, of Dayton, will be held 11 AM Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty. A time of visitation and fellowship will be held at 10 AM prior to the service. Internment will take place following the service at Rice Belt Cemetery.

Marie passed from this life while surrounded by her family on Monday, July 1, 2019. She was born on June 27, 1961 in Houston to Bob and Bobbie Diaz.

Mrs. Henson was a strong and faithful Christian woman. She believed strongly in natural healings and holistic medicines throughout her long and well fought illness. She was a lover of everything outdoors. Marie was always fishing any time she could with friends and family. Being out on the water was always her happy place. Mrs. Henson loved to have her coffee on her porch just listening to the birds. At one point in her life she was always rescuing animals of any kind. Marie enjoyed knitting whenever she found time for it. Marie was a fan of many different types of music and was always up for good live music.

Marie’s greatest treasure in life was her family. She was a loving and caring woman who was always caring for others above herself. No matter if it was her children or others that she considered to be children, she made sure that they never went without the things they needed. When her daughters were younger she was always involved in Girl Scouts of America with them. She was truly dedicated to those whom she loved. Mrs. Henson had many special friends that she loved dearly. Marie will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Bobbie.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Karl Henson; sons, Marcus Diaz, Andrew Martinez; daughters, Amy Vercher, Alicia Henson; father, Bob Diaz; brothers, Bobby Diaz, Tony Diaz; sisters, Sandra Helkin, Amanda Ihuit, Teri Barnes; grandchildren, Amari, Halle, Alexia, Emilie, Ava, Amber, and Marcus Jr.

Teter

Michelle Elayne Teter left her earthly body and was called home to God on June 26, 2019, at St. John’s Hospital in Owasso, OK.

She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. A finer person we have never known. The world is a lesser place without her. What the world has lost is truly Heaven’s gain. 

Michelle was born on October 9, 1946, at St Joseph’s Hospital in Houston, TX. She was one of six daughters born to Orville and Catherine Gilbert. From the beginning, Michelle was a caring, thoughtful and compassionate person. She married her sweetheart Bill Teter on July 1, 1964, and the two never parted in 55 years. Michelle and Bill had five children together; Victoria, Cassandra, William, Rebecca, and Samuel. While moving around the country some 30 times Michelle and Bill settled and built a home in the community of Thicket, TX. From that point on Thicket has always been considered home. She and Bill were an example to their children of what a lasting marriage represents. 

Although many people make a life caring for themselves Michelle made a life of caring for others. This began with her oldest two daughters Vicki and Cassie. The girls were diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and required specialized care until they each passed away. Michelle would go on to care for many other people including her father and sister Annette in their battles with terminal illnesses. She would go on in her later years to care for and pray over her children, their spouses, and grandchildren. Caring for others was a quality Michelle encouraged her family to possess. 

Michelle gave real meaning to the word Mother. Not only was she a wonderful mother of five but many people she encountered would regard her as a second mother. She could never have had too many children or grandchildren and often encouraged her children to give her more grandchildren. No one had to share in her love. She had an extraordinary ability to multiply her affection, so everyone was loved equally. 

She raised her children in the Catholic Church and was an example for her children to follow. She was proud to see all her children and grandchildren united under Christ. She was always very involved in her parish while her health would allow as both she and Bill would encourage their children to be involved in their parish as well. As a family, they, along with many other parishioners, helped build the Holy Spirit Mission in Kountze, TX. She has and will always play a major part in her children’s and grandchildren’s Catholic faith. 

Her home was open to everyone. Every Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter would find housefuls of sisters, nieces, nephews, children, and grandchildren traveling to Michelle’s house to celebrate as a family. Michelle was an excellent cook and put much effort to ensure everyone was well cared for. Everyone who came left with belly’s full and hearts fuller. 

Michelle did well at just about everything she tried. From cooking, crafts, and painting to shooting, both with a rifle and a bow. She taught her daughters, granddaughters, sons, and grandsons that women could do anything they put their minds to and should be respected. 

Michelle is preceded in death by her father and mother Orville and Catherine Gilbert; her daughters Vicki and Cassie Teter; her sisters Melody Nicholson, Danielle Holloway, Annette Demel, and Bernadette Yates. 

She is survived by her husband Bill Teter; her children, Will and his wife Amanda, Rebecca and her husband Jed, Sam and his wife Kelli; her sister, Stephanie Gilbert and husband Sean; grandchildren, Andrea Teter, Meagan Riley, Dominik Riley, Benjamin Teter, Molly Teter, Thomas Teter, and Nicholas Teter, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 11:00 A.M.at Holy Spirit Catholic Mission in Kountze, with Father Ross Waggoner officiating, interment will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Brookside Memorial Park & Cemetery in Houston. A gathering of Mrs. Teter's family and friends will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. at the Faith & Family Chapel. 

Honoring Michelle Teter as pallbearers will be Samuel Teter, William Teter, Robert Holloway, David Holloway, Edward Demel, Jedidiah Morgan, Dominik Riley, Benjamin Teter. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to in honor of Michelle Elayne Teter to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N. Bethesda, MD, 20814.

LaBove

Ruby LaBove died peacefully on June 29, 2019, at home in Houston, Texas at the age of 84.

Ruby was born on July 30, 1934 in Raywood, Texas to Walter and Ethel Broussard Mallet. She graduated from Woodson High School in Raywood where her love of basketball began. Ruby eventually moved to California where she married Lawrence LaBove and the two of them began their family. It was inevitable that they were drawn back to Texas and family.  Ruby was a woman who was generous with her time in service to others. She aided many with her work at the hospital in California and with her work at Kersting Hospital in Liberty. She was known for her caregiving and tireless pursuit to help others. Ms. Ruby is lovingly remembered by the parents and special needs children she worked with at school in Liberty, Texas. A woman known by many names, she was called Ruby, Mama, Ma Ma, Ma Ma Ruby, Aunt Ruby and Ms. Ruby. She was a woman of faith who was an active and dedicated member of Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed her time helping at the Friday Fish Fry and was very proud of the compliments she received of the cabbage slaw she would make. Ruby loved to cook for others. She often had requests for her gumbo, rib rice, chicken rice and banana pudding.  As she became older, many began to cook for her. She thoroughly enjoyed every meal, phone call, visit, Pokeno party and outing; she truly loved every minute. Her strength, love and generosity of spirit will be missed.
She is survived by her son Gregory LaBove, wife Angela, granddaughter Shannon Denise LaBove, grandson Gregory Patrick LaBove and wife Andria, granddaughter Jessica Marie Aguilar and husband Alfonso, great grandchildren Miranda, Ava and Joshua LaBove and Noah and Jacob Aguilar. She is also survived by sisters Betty Anderson and Carlon Papillion and brother Kerry Mallett. Ruby had numerous nieces, nephews, family members and dear friends who took care of her in so many ways. She often said how thankful she was that her siste-in-laws, Joyce and Laura, and so many others would drive her to her appointments.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Lawrence LaBove and beloved daughter Pamela, sister, Reba Redeaux and brothers Walter, Leroy, Charles, Thomas and Joe Mallett.

Ruby will lie-in-state on Friday, July 5, 2019, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3730 FM 160, Raywood. Tx. from 9:00am to 11:00am; Rosary will be at 10:00am, Mass will follow - 11:00am.
Fr. Ayo Efodigbue, MSP, PhD. – officiating .
Interment – Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Raywood, Tx.

LeBlanc

Bertha Lou LeBlanc, 76, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her home by the bay.

She was born on April 24, 1943 in Jennings, Louisiana to Morris and Aline M. Romero Crader.

Bertha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was a nurturer by nature, someone who loved children, even providing childcare services over the years to many. Bertha also liked crocheting and sewing although she had not done much of either in the recent years. Although she did not have much of a green thumb, Bertha enjoyed flower gardening. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Bertha was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother Morris “Buddy” Crader, Jr. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 57 years, Irvin LeBlanc; her children Debby Griffin of Anahuac and Terry LeBlanc of Anahuac; her grandchildren Thomas Charles Griffin and William Joseph Griffin; her great-granddaughter Adelaine Griffin; her sister-in-law Mary Crader of Louisiana; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 1pm on Friday, July 5, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A celebration of Bertha’s life will follow at 2pm, with Fr Stephen McCrate as the Celebrant.

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

Cousins

Wanda Faye Elder Cousins, 88, of Hull, Texas passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, in Dayton surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 8, 1931 in Frankell, Texas to John Clarence McKinney and Iva Lee Gray McKinney. She married William Dean Elder and they eventually settled down in Hull, Texas to raise their three boys.

Wanda was a loving mother and grandmother who loved attending her grandchildren’s various activities. She enjoyed square dancing, playing canasta and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. She worked at Hull State Bank and retired from Oil Well Production in Daisetta, Texas. Wanda was a long time member of Hull’s First Baptist Church.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Clarence Lee, Thurman, Herman Paul, Clyde and Billy Wayne McKinney. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Nathan Elder, whom she loved with all of her heart. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of over thirty-three years, Frank Wesley Cousins; brother Douglas McKinney; sister-in-law Juanita; three sons, Dean Wayne Elder and wife Leigh Ann of Hull, James Kevin Elder and wife Jeanne of Houston, Jason Ross Elder and wife Darla of Huffman; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family members and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Cory Elder, Jordan Elder, Graylin Gradney, Dorian Herman, Clyde Cousins and Shane Cousins.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 5-8pm in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service with Pastor Jordan Elder officiating. A graveside service will immediately follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.
Condolences and memories can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Johnson

Helen JoAnn Flowers Johnson, 86, of Daisetta, Texas passed away June 27, 2019, at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty, TX.

She was born September 10, 1932, in Fletcher, OK, to Remus Lee Mansel and Mary Alice Hickman.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvis Johnson. Son, Gary Flowers and sisters LaVernia Flowers and Corean Asher.

Those left to cherish her memory are; sons Kenneth Flowers and wife Cheryl of Hankamer; Nathan Flowers of Liberty. Daughters, Cheryl Gaither and husband Ed of Three Rivers, Texas, and Miranda Simmons and husband Timmy of Daisetta, Texas, and a host of loving family and friends.

Grandchildren; Tonya Davis, Melissa Gaither, Steven Gaither, Kenneth R. Flowers Jr. Stephanie Flowers, Nova Don Flowers, Hayleigh Simmons, Adison Simmons, Payton Simmons, and numerous great-grandchildren and 1 great - great grandson.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 2:00 P.M.at Central Baptist Church in Daisetta, Texas, with Reverend Leslie Gaines officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson, Texas.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 5:00 P.M.until 7:00 P.M. at Central Baptist Church in Daisetta,Texas.

Honoring Helen Johnson as pallbearers will be Zachary Davis, Tyler Dobbs, Chris Fisher, Steven Gaither, Craig Johnson, Joshua Gaither. Honorary pallbearer is Kenneth Flowers Jr.
To send flowers to the family of Helen JoAnn Flowers Johnson, please visit  Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Brown

Johnny Warren Brown Jr., 68, of Saratoga, Passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Christus St. Elizabeth in Beaumont surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born August 3, 1950, in Kountze, TX to the late Johnny Warren Brown and Mary Francis Irby. Johnny liked to travel when he could. He loved being around heavy equipment and operating them. He enjoyed watching, M.A.S.H, John Wayne movies, and Thor... Ragnarok. He loved animals, and "PaPa," as he was known by his grandchildren had nicknames for each one. Johnny was a faithful servant and will be greatly missed by all who loved him. 

Preceding Johnny in death are his parents; brother, Tony Brown; sisters, Lillian Laird, Rose Mary Stroud, Barbara Ann Martin, Florence McAdams, and Sharon Courts. 

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 47 years, LuAnn Brown of Saratoga; sons, Jason Warren Brown and wife Stephanie of Silsbee, Christopher Robin Brown and wife Jessie of Saratoga; brothers, J.M. Brown and wife Bet of Saratoga, Rev. Darrel Brown and wife Dorthy of Batson, Bearl Brown and wife Becky of Livingston, Gearld Brown of Saratoga, and Glenn Brown of Saratoga; sisters, Ida Pierce and husband Carl of Baytown, Brenda Fowler and husband Robert of Saratoga, Vicky Daily and husband Terry of Saratoga, Linda Arrant of Saratoga, Teresa Simmons and husband Kenny of Tyler; grandchildren, Zachary Brown of Austin, Jessica Kaiser and husband Cody of Germany, Kristan Harris and husband Cody of Waco, Alexia Sawyer and husband Tommy of Lumberton, and Harley Brown of Silsbee; great-grandchildren, Kimber and Benjamin Kaiser of Germany, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Rev. Darrel Brown officiating, interment will follow at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. A gathering of Mr. Brown's family and friends will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. 

Honoring Mr. Brown as pallbearers will be Zach Brown, Dean Brown, Aaron Bear, Will Porter, J.P Ellis, and Bill Gautreaux. In Memoriam pallbearers are Brandon Hinklin and Andy Beaty

To send flowers to the family of Johnny Warren Brown Jr, please visit Tribute Store at https://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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

"Earning your trust one family at a time"

Whiteman

David Dewayne Whiteman, Sr., 53 passed away June 21, 2019 in Beaumont, Texas after an extended illness.  

David was born May 3, 1966 in Clarksville, Texas to parents David Ross Whiteman and Barbara Jackson Whiteman.

David had been a native of the Dayton-Old River area for many years.  He worked in construction for over 30 years.  He enjoyed being outdoors surrounded by family and friends and loved to bbq. He loved his grandkids very much!  He loved old Ford trucks, cold beer, sweet tea, homemade spaghetti, his wrangler shirts and cowboy hat.  

David was preceded in death by his father and his wife, David Whiteman, Sr. and Shirley Whiteman.  He is survived by his parents, Barbara and Frank Kennedy of Baytown; his children, Kristal and Carey Glass of Wallisville, David Whiteman of Old River, Jami and Joey Aten of Seabrook, Stormy and Melinda Smallwood/Howard of Spring, Kacie O’Donnell of Houston, Blayne Whiteman of Old River, Jeena Solis and Zachary Solis; his grandchildren, Ivy Whiteman, Seth Arnold, Journey Glass, Mary Glass, Alyssa Simmons, Camrynn Simmons, Westlyn Jo Aten, Isabel Gomez, Joel Gomez, Layla Padilla, Estrella Benitez, Francisco Benitez, Scotty (Scooter) Bass, and Chevelle (Chevy)Mortenson;  sisters and brothers, Brenda & Brandon Butler of Hooks, Eddie and Reatha Whiteman of Cookville, Michael and Mandy Whiteman of Hooks, Lester and Nova Smith of Dekalb, David and Rachel Smith of Simms, also lots of friends and co-workers. 

No services are scheduled at this time. 

Freiga

David Freiga, 75, of Liberty, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Christus St. Elizabeth in Beaumont surrounded by his loving family 

He was born February 3, 1944, in, Liberty, TX to the late James Delbert Fregia and Pearl Nugent. David enjoyed fishing, talking politics, watching wrestling, and his daytime drama, "The Young and Restless". He was known to be a " jokester” and had the ability to predict the weather just as good, or better, than the weatherman. David was a faithful servant who loved his family and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

Preceding David in death are his parents; and grandparents, Columbus "Capp" Nugent and Melean Nugent, who raised him. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 34 years, Kathy L. Fregia of Liberty; sons, David Dwayne Fregia and wife Teddy of Daisetta, Delbert Fregia and wife Beverly of Hull, and Donald Fregia of Liberty; daughters, Joyce West and husband Kenneth of Rye, and Brandy Roy and husband Jason of Port Neches; brother, Donnie Roberts of Liberty; grandchildren, Shelly Burks and husband Kelvin, Carrie Taylor, Jacob Fregia and wife Angela, Craig Fregia, Ashley West, Rachele Wilcox and husband Rusty, Kris Fregia, Kasie Heuitt Fregia, Grace Roy, and Sophie Roy; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Ethan, Faith, Courtney, Kylei, Tera, Kensley, Aceleigh, Leland, Harley, Kaylin, and his loyal beloved son, Max. 

A casual gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, June 28, 2019, begin at 5:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. followed by a memorial service of remembrance at 6:00 p.m. officiated by Brother Patrick Cammarata.

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

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

"Earning your trust one family at a time"

Brothers

Ermadean Brothers, 97, of Prairieville, LA, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Ascension Oaks Nursing and Rehab in Gonzales, LA.

She was born November 4, 1921, in Paducah, TX to the late Joseph and Willie Jones Jordan. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 72 years, Reverend Raymond Brothers; sons, Donald and Roger Brothers; daughter, Diana Brothers; brothers, Wilmer Jordan, Clovis Jordan, Billy Jordan, and Calvin Jordan; and sisters, Opal Sanders, Dixie Parker, and Wynona Johnson. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving daughters, Loyce Hollingsworth and husband Travis of Greenwell Springs, LA, Nancy Messer and husband Thurston of Prairieville, LA, and Patty Love of Belton, TX; sister, Altha Parker of Eunice, NM; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, with Reverend Mike Haman officiating, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Mrs. Brothers' family and friends will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services. 

Honoring Mrs. Brothers as pallbearers will be Stephen Hollingsworth, Darren Hollingsworth, Lance Hollingsworth, Clint Messer, Nooner Hudson, and Jonathan Brothers.

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

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

"Earning your trust one family at a time"

Donatto

Louise Plummer Donatto, 89, of Liberty, Texas passed away unexpectedly at home in the arms of her husband of sixty-nine years, Raymond Donatto.

She was born on April 16, 1930 in Raywood, Texas to Alfred Plummer and Elizabeth Stelly Plummer.

Louise was a giving and loving person. A true nurturer, she spent her entire life serving others. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She cared for many families through her employment with Home Health Care. Louise enjoyed gardening and baking. She was a member of the Ames City Council for over twenty years. She was also a life-long member of the Ladies of Auxiliary and Drexel Society. Louise joined Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames, Texas when she was sixteen years old and was a faithful member her entire life. She was always willing to volunteer or lend a helping hand. Louise will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Adam Plummer, Alfred Plummer, Jr., Freddie Joe Plummer, Michael Plummer and sister Edith Donatto. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of sixty-nine years Raymond Donatto; daughter Betty Lou Donatto; sons Roland Donatto, Joseph Donatto and wife Florence, Allen Donatto and wife LaShonda; brother Phillip James Plummer; sister Julia Simon; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Betty Donatto, Roland Donatto, Joey Donatto, Allen Donatto, Sylvester Plummer, Al Freeman Jr., Justin Walker and Shannon Donatto. Honorary pallbearers are Reggie Rollins, Shay Donatto, Pat Papillon, Patrick Webb, Darrion LaDay Donatto, Phillip James Plummer, Ahmar Tiger Donatto, Gerald Baldwin, Romond Mayweather, Lonnie Webb and Darryl Berrotte.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 9am at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 101 Donatto Dr. Liberty, Texas 77575. Rosary begins at 10am with Funeral Service starting at 11am.

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

Chambers

John W. Chambers, 78, of Madisonville, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Conroe, Texas.

He was born on February 21, 1941 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to the late Andrew V. and Ethel B. Yerger Chambers.

John worked as an operator and supervisor for Equistar in Deer Park for 34 years before retiring in 1999. He was dedicated, hardworking and a tough man who people looked up too. John was also gentle, caring and would do anything for anyone, especially his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

John pursued many interests, some of which included playing dominos, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed mowing, doing yardwork and having a perfectly manicured lawn. John also liked traveling all over the country with his wife, Gaylean.

John previously resided in Dayton for 12 years and Pasadena, before he and Gaylean called Madisonville home.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his son Johnny Ray Chambers; his siblings Peggy Scudder, Lucille Bowden, Betty Buxman and Clydene Smith. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory, his wife of 32 years Gaylean Chambers; his children, Randy Chambers and wife Dorothy, Kim Lambright and husband Jeff and Virginia Hector and husband Eddie; his stepchildren, Brett Wolfe and wife Heather, Angie Vanderploeg and Jenn Arnold and husband Chris; his 25 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Eddie Hector, Luke Lambright, Jeff Lambright, Randy Chambers, William Hector and Justin Hector. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua and Johnny Chambers.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 10am on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will begin at 11am, with Pastor Cameron Eiland, officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

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

Beechem

Oscar Beechem know as Pa-Pa by his loving grandkids transitioned from his life on June 18 after a short illness. 

He was born on January 26, 1942 in Jonestown, MS to John Allen Beechem and Ciller Mae Beechem.  He was a dedicated truck driver for over 50 years and always made time to be the loving and thoughtful father that he was, also a very loving husband and provider.  After retiring he enjoyed fishing and going to the casino’s for pastime.  Oscar accepted Christ at an early age.  He later joined Beautiful Gate Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. C.M. Jones, Benton Harbor, MI.  

Oscar leaves to cherish his memories his wife Patricia of Dayton, TX; four daughters, Margaret Hatchett and husband Willie of Benton Harbor, MI, Angela Beechem and husband Mike of Milwaukee, WI, Lisa Beechem and husband Alvin of Dayton, TX, Tania Brown of Dayton, TX; eight sons, Curtis Allen of Milwaukee, WI, Sammie Allen and wife Shell of Grand Rapids, MI, Eugen Snerling and wife Lisa of Benton Harbor, MI, Oscar Beechem, Jr. and wife Sonia of Southbend, IN, John Beechem and wife Piggy of Houston, TX, Oscar Perry and wife Latoya of Houston, TX, Derrick Brown and wife Membra of Dayton, TX, and Adrian Buchanan, of Benton Harbor, MI; three sisters, Cora Rogers, Gracine Thompson and Racine Jones; six brothers, William Beechem, Eddie Jones, Curtis Jones, Alvin Jones, Calvin Jones, Terry Beechem; one special uncle, Jerry Jones; 42 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.  
Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Ciller Mae Beechem; grandparents, John Allen and Julie Beechem; uncles, William Beechem and Oscar Newman and brother, Harvey Jones.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.  A remembrance service will be at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Services for Oscar will conclude at that time.

Franklin

Deborah Joyce Franklin, 57, of Oak Island, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Anahuac, Texas.

She was born on October 4, 1961 in Liberty, Texas to John H. and Shirley Plummer Franklin.

Debbie worked close to her father as a shrimper for over 40 years. He was so proud of her accomplishments and even said she was the best oyster fisherman around. Debbie was very mechanically inclined, working on everything she owned and doing it well. She was a blessing to her mother, always helping her out by lending a hand and always by her side when needed.

Debbie was an avid outdoorsman who loved to go hunting and fishing. She also enjoyed listening to some good old country music. Debbie was also a fan of football and baseball, always rooting for the Texans, Cowboys and the Astros.

Debbie was preceded in death by her brother John H. Franklin, Jr.; her cousin Gordon Benson; and her aunt Betty Plummer Benson. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her parents John H. and Shirley Franklin; her uncle Roger Plummer; her cousins Jessica Plummer Wallace and husband Sam, Cassie Plummer Burns and Roger Dale Plummer, Jr.; her nephew David Jianfortoni and wife Mandie; her great-nephew Cole Jianfortoni; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held for Debbie at 11am on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Community Christian Fellowship Church, 442 Eagle Road Oak Island,TX, with Bro Mark Pagels, officicating.

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

Kopecky

George Christopher Kopecky, 48, a very loving father, son and husband, joined the angels in heaven on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

He was born to the parents of Robert and Linda Kopecky on June 21, 1971, in Pasadena, Texas. On September 18, 1999, he married his loving wife, Sherry Kopecky and together raised three beautiful children, Joseph 12, Ayden 6, and Noah 5. George loved his family and had an infectious smile, and a compassionate heart.

George left behind many loving family members. This includes Uncle Joe (Rosalinda, Paul and ((Donna)), Richard (Janice) Kopecky. Also, Uncle Eddie (Jane) and Raymond (Barbara) Seils; a sister, Elizabeth Ann Moore; aunts Jeannie (Mike) Emmons-Corso, Rosie and Willemina Kopecky; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

George was preceded in death by his father, Robert Gene; and brother Shawn Curtis Kopecky.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Shane Willingham, Bill Thomas, Adam Jones, Dirk Caple, Ulrike Harvey, John (Michelle) Galbraith, Javier (Lisa) Castillo, the Sheet Metal Local Union 54 and to Farmers.

In closing, there are no goodbyes for us who loved him. He will always remain in our hearts forever.

A celebration of George’s life will be held at 10am on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton, with his uncle Joe Kopecky, officiating.

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

Bowles

William “Will tha Thrill” Robert Bowles, 36, of Baytown, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Cove, Texas.

He was born on September 26, 1982 in Andrews, Texas to Kenny and Elaine White. Will graduated from North Mesquite High School in 2001 and then Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Houston in 2003.
 
Will was a very social and outgoing individual. In the eyes of many, he was always a giver and never a taker. Will was the general manager for The Barn Whiskey Bar in Mont Belvieu; where is was known for his infectious smile and wide array of colorful hats. Will enjoyed live music and was also talented in writing music and poetry. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
 
Will was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Billy Frank Stone. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory, his parents Kenny and Elaine White; his son Cooper Bowles of Dayton; his sister Brittany Simpson and husband Kevin of Forney and Paige Stovall and husband Dylan of Royse City; his grandmother Nancy “Granny” Stone of Honey Grove; his 3 nieces and 2 nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
 
A celebration of Will’s life will be held at 5pm on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at The Barn Whiskey Bar, located at 6910 FM 3180 in Mont Belvieu.

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

Gruver

Lee Burt Gruver, age 51 of Liberty, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, while working in Lakota, Iowa, as a pilot escort driver for the transport of windmill blades.

Lee was born on October 8, 1967, to Bro. Lee and Linda Gruver, pastor of Batson Prairie Baptist Church. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1986, where he was vice-president in FCA and in athletics in football, golf, and baseball, especially as a pitcher. Lee grew up enjoying the great outdoors. After college, he did many different types of work and was a depot manager for Schwann's in Liberty and also in Katy. He worked in land lease work and as the liaison with the oil crews and landowners. Lee grew up and was baptized in Heights Baptist Church, and later the youth group at Dogwood, and then was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Houston at the Katy Campus.

Lee is preceded in death by grandparents Margaret Evans Besch of Daisetta, Alfred Besch of Winnie, Alan and Bertha Biddle Gruver of Dayton, uncles Alfred Lane Besch of Humble, and Lonnie Gruver of Dayton, cousin Steven, Chandler of Humble, and brother-in-law Kevin Ladd of Hardin.

Lee is survived by his parents Bro. Lee and Linda Besch Gruver of Daisetta, sister Christi Gruver Ladd of Hardin, uncles Roy Besch of Sarasota, Florida, and Clarence (DeeAnn) Gruver of Huffman, aunts Velda (Fred) Nichols of Humble, and Jimmie Lou (Roger) Powe of Dayton. He leaves behind a dozen first cousins and their families, extended family, and a host of friends from school, work, and travels along the road.

Friends are invited to a memorial celebration of life at Heights Baptist Church in Liberty, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

To send flowers to the family of Lee Burt Gruver, please visit  Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

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Ledgerwood

Nancy Elaine Ledgerwood, 74, of Liberty, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Liberty - Dayton Regional Medical Center with her loving family by her side.

She was born June 23, 1944, in, Liberty, TX to the late Otto Morse and Helen Kellogg. Her family will always remember Nancy as a good mother with a “Heart of gold”. Nancy never met a stranger and her good heart always found the good in everyone. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Preceding Nancy in death is her parents; brothers, Calvin Flowers and Allen Morse; and great-granddaughter, Kinsley Emma Watkins.

Those left to cherish her memory is her dear husband of 38 years, Gilbert Ledgerwood of Liberty; sons, James Bruce Flowers and wife Tina of Kenefick, TX, Johnny Glenn Flowers and wife Kathleen of Hardin, TX; daughter, Connie J. Roy of Daisetta, TX; brothers, Otto “ Bubba” Morse and wife Mary of Lake Jackson, TX, Robert Morse of Village Mills, TX, Alf “Sugarman” Flowers and wife Debbie Lynn of Saratoga, TX; sisters, Linda Guidry and husband George of Orange, TX, Susan Morse Fawvor of Crystal Beach TX, Helen “Corky” Gamble and husband David of Sour Lake, TX; grandchildren, Courtney Land, Chelsea Curry and husband Chris, Misty Flowers, Callie Watkins, Candace Flowers, Cheyenne Flowers, Megan Pickett and husband Logan, John Brandon Flowers, Mckenzie Flowers, Rhonda Patton and husband Kevin Gordon, Jennifer Patton, Ronald Patton and wife Marquita Patton; 24 great-grandchildren; forever friend, Jeri Levasser and a hosts of many friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. at Faith and Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating, interment to follow at Felps Cemetery in Thicket, TX. A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2019, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith and Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E.  Batson, TX 77519.

Honoring Nancy as pallbearers are Kevin Gordon, Ronald Patton, John Brandon Flowers, Calvin Flowers, JR Flowers, and Lee Morse.

To send flowers to the family of Nancy Elaine Ledgerwood, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Koen

Margaret Juanita Koen, 89, of Hardin, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Mrs. Koen was born November 17, 1929, in Moss Hill, TX to the late Earnest Lee Jacobs and Eula Mae Largent and spent her childhood in the area.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Koen; son, Gary Koen; and brothers, Earnest Lawrence Jacobs, and J.B. "Buddy" Jacobs.

Those left to cherish her memory are son, Mike Koen and wife Edwina of Hardin; daughters, Dianne Bruce and husband Douglas of Russellville, AR, Anita Brown and husband Larry of Hardin, and Norma Thibodeaux and husband Jim of The Woodlands; brothers, Earl Jolley of Russellville, AR, and Jerrell Jolley of Livingston; sister, Laura Wilcox of Hardin; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at North Main Baptist Church in Liberty with Reverend Dick Lintelman officiating, interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin. A gathering of Mrs. Koen's family and friends will be Monday, June 24, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at North Main Baptist Church in Liberty.

Honoring Mrs. Koen as pallbearers are Chad Brown, Chris Bruce. Kyle Bruce, Jean Paul Koen, James Thibodeaux, Rene Ramone, Johnny Spurlock, Jeremy Sellers, and Jonathan Colo-n.

Gilbert

Annie “Sue” Marie Gilbert, 81, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Dayton, Texas.

She was born on November 13, 1937 in Laurel, Mississippi to the late Luther and Allie Burger Holloway. Sue graduated from George S. Gardiner High School in Laurel, Mississippi, class of 1955.

Sue was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family and her grandchildren. Sue pursued many interests, some of which included crocheting and baking. She had taken some cake decorating classes and designed several wedding cakes. Sue was an avid fisherman who enjoyed fishing on the bay from her house in Anahuac. She was also a huge fan of playing computer games through the Pogo site whether it was puzzles, cards, word or board games. Sue enjoyed them all no matter what they were.

Sue and her husband Kenneth were active members with the American Legion Post 0104 in Anahuac and the VFW Post in Winnie. She was also awarded the Distinguished Supporter Certificate by the World War II Veterans Committee for honoring the heroes and heroism of America’s World War II veterans since 2011.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings Edna Hatten, Luke Holloway and Bobby Holloway. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 62 years, Kenneth Gilbert; her sons John Gilbert and wife Julia of Crosby and Ken Gilbert and wife Kathy of Houston; their grandchildren Jennifer Jacobson and husband Matt, Denise Roberts and husband Greg, Elaine Gilbert, Dwain Gilbert and wife Alicia, Bryan Gilbert and wife Amy and Kim Taylor and husband Jay; her great-grandchildren Ally, Lucas, Asher, Grayson, Emmi Kate and Grant; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 11am on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A funeral service will begin at 12pm, with Rev Jeff Holloway officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Payne

Ezra Payne, 70, lifelong resident of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Baytown, Texas.

He was born on March 2, 1949 in Dayton, Texas to the late Mercus and Perlie B. Herbert Payne, he was the “baby” and the youngest of ten children. Ezra graduated from Colbert High School in Dayton, class of 1967, where he played as a running back for the football team. One of his fondest memories was playing sports during high school with his other siblings.

Ezra worked as a Process Technician for most of his career with both United States Steel Corporation and Exxon Mobil before his official retirement.

Ezra was a dedicated Christian and Soul Winner. He loved reaching out to others to bring them to the Lord. Ezra was passionate about studying the word of God and referenced his Concordance often. His love for attending church and the Lord was extremely profound. Ezra and his family were members of a church named Christian Life Center in Cleveland, Texas for many years.

Ezra pursued many hobbies one of which included fishing. He was serious about his fishing and enjoyed his time at White’s Park in Chambers County. Ezra liked fishing for Crappie and Catfish. Ezra’s favorite hobby of all was spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Ezra was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Rachel Payne; and his siblings Oscar Lee “Bay Boy” Payne, Evelyn Payne, Robert Payne, Doris Payne, Mercus Payne, Jr., Channie Edwards and Roy Jesse Payne (an infant baby brother). He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 44 years, Ada Marie Payne (Como); his children Ezra Moses Payne and wife Kathy Payne of Baytown, Aaron Payne and wife LeAnn Payne of Baytown, Miriam Marie Payne of Atascocita, Joshua Wayne Payne, Sr. and wife Dannielle Payne of Liberty and Leah Lynette Payne of Dayton; his grandchildren Hannah Payne, Mariah Payne, Kaylei Payne, Karisa Payne, Joshua Payne, Jr., Bailee Payne, Raelyn Payne, Jaxon Payne, Nanesse Fletcher, Domonique Brown, Fred Brown, Carlisha Fletcher, Eli Ortega and Jasmine Ortega; his brothers Heron Payne and wife Trish Payne and Charles “C.J.” Payne; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Jesse Donatto, Don Donatto, John Donatto, Raymond Sias, Fred Brown and Alvin Edwards.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 1pm on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Eastgate Church, located at 1707 County Rd 611 in Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will begin at 2pm, with Bro. Wayne Neyland officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.

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

Myers

Funeral Services for John Marion Myers Jr., 69, of Hardin, will be held 2 PM Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty.

A time of visitation and fellowship will be held at the Allison Funeral Service on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5 to 8 PM. Internment will immediately follow the funeral at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.

John unexpectedly passed from this life at home and went on to his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Mr. Myers was born on June 21, 1949 in Dayton to John M. Myers Sr. and Nora Lea Myers.

John was born and raised in the Votaw and Saratoga area. He has been a resident of Hardin for over thirty years.  John was a Veteran of the Vietnam War and served his country bravely and received a bronze star. He was a patriot through and through. He retired after many years from Cameron Iron Works. In retirement he loved to do anything outside.

John was always tending to his garden, his roses, or his yard. Mr. Myers always made sure the birds and squirrels were well cared for. John was a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Myers loved to go fishing with friends and family whenever he was able. He was always up for pitching horseshoes or washers and competed in many tournaments. Mr. Myers was a kind man, who will always be known as just a good ol’ guy. He never judged folks on other people’s word, he made his own opinion of you and stuck to it. He was a caring man and would give the shirt off his back if need be. John always worked hard no matter if in the oilfield or at home with his chores, he always stayed busy. Mr. Myers had a special place in his heart for his four legged buddies, Sam who has past and Denver who is his current yorkie. 

John was a true family man at heart. His beloved wife, Jeanette, and he were married for over thirty years. They were extremely close and had a very special bond. He was the rock and foundation for his family and was always there when anyone needed anything. It was without doubt that his family was his greatest treasure in life. John will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Linda Kay Myers.

Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his wife, Jeanette; daughters, Kristy Myers, Cindy Palmer, Cathy Cotten; son, Johnny Myers and wife, Rana; brother, James Ray Myers and wife, Irene; grandchildren, Justin, Erika, Alyssa, Shelby, Kryssa, Tristen and Karley; eight great-grandchildren; two nephews, Ray and Dan; as well as many other close relatives and friends that were very dear to him.

Pallbearers will be: Justin Lopez, David Meadows, Tristen Myers, Kenneth Clark, Ray Myers, and Dan Myers. Honorary pallbearers are: James Myers and Johnny Myers.

Word of tribute and/or condolence can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Garness

Douglas Dewitt Garness II, 34, of Daisetta, passed away on June 18, 2019, in Hardin.

Doug was born February 6, 1985, in Galveston, TX to Douglas Dewitt Garness I and Deborah Strang Garness. 

He is preceded in death by his dad, Douglas Dewitt Garness I. Grandparents, Brady Stephens, Bobbie and Harvey Garness, an aunt and 2 cousins and great - grandmother, Willie Atkinson. 

Those left to cherish his memory are; son Lane Douglas Garness of Daisetta; parents Deborah and Andrew Strang of Daisetta; sister Alicia Valerio and husband Albert of Dayton; sons mother, Mellissa Garness of Hardin; nieces Mazie, Madalyn, Isabella, and nephew Zachary. Great- nieces Kenzley, Everleigh, and great- nephew Westen. Aunt, Judy Crawford and cousins Brandi, Kenzie, Alannah, and a host of loving family and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend Kent Brown and Brandi Crockett officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 P.M.atCorinth Cemetery in Kennard, TX. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.at Faith & Family. 

Honoring Douglas Dewitt Garness II as pallbearers will be Drake Lerma, Cameron Lerma, Mike Templeton, Mark Templeton, Kevin Campbell, Chance Abshire, Brandon McClure, Randy Fregia. Honorary pallbearers are Lane Garness, Bobby Higginbotham, Alton Dodd, Dustin Lopez.

To send flowers to the family of Douglas Dewitt Garness II, please visit  Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

McAdams

Margaret Ruby McAdams 74, of Saratoga, died on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont.

A native of Madison, Virginia she had lived in Saratoga, and was a Teachers Aid for 15 years. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul McAdams and brother. Randolph Wise. 

Survivors are son, Craig Utz of Saratoga; daughter Donna Cheshire of Saratoga; brothers, Henry Jenkins, Curtis Jenkins, Wayne Wise, Steve Wise. Sister, Darlene Zeller of Virginia. 

Grandson, Conner Weidmon of Saratoga. step grandchildren Skylar McAdams, Madison McAdams.

To send flowers to the family of Margaret Ruby McAdams , please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Cremation service handled 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

Lowe

Avalon Lee Lowe, 75, of Rye, Texas passed away on June 16, 2019, at her residence in Rye.

She was born February 14, 1944, in South Gate, CA to Elmer and Helen Mitchum. 

She is preceded in death by husband Joe Lowe, brother Robert Hibbard, and her parents. 

Those left to cherish her memory are; her son and daughter in the Gospel Pastors Charles and Lisa Peden of Rye. 2 nephews, and 2 nieces. 4 great nephews, and 4 great nieces. Brothers, Elvia Ray Hibbard, Edward Hibbard, Hoyet Hibbard. Sisters, Martha Ann Hibbard, Jeannie Branch, Audrey Pearl Knox., and a host of loving family and church friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 1:00 P.M. at Solid Rock Full Gospel Church in Votaw, with Pastor Charles Peden and Assistant Pastor Ruby Buffington officiating. Interment will follow at Solid Rock Full Gospel Church Cemetery in Votaw. A gathering of family and friends will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, beginning at 5:00 P.M.at Solid Rock Full Gospel Church of Votaw. 

Honoring sister Avalon Lowe as pallbearers will be Dylan Baker, Melvin Kirkland, John Peden, Andrew Galusha, Jimmy Fisher, Joe Hickox.

To send flowers to the family of Avalon Lee Lowe, please visit  Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Patton

Ronald Dean Patton I, 57, of Batson, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at his residence in Beaumont.

He was born August 2, 1961, in Liberty to the late Welton L. Patton and Billie J. Jordan Patton. An Oilfield Roughneck by trade Ronald had lived in Batson most of his life. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ricky, and Buddy Patton; and sisters, Lana Anderson, and Teresa Patton. 

Those left to cherish his memory are son, Ronald Patton II and wife Marquita of Beaumont; daughters, Jennifer Whiddon Patton of Daisetta, and Rhonda Patton and husband Kevin of Daisetta; brothers, Jim Patton of Batson, and Joe Patton and wife Diane of Batson; sisters, Dorothy Sellers and husband Wilbur of Moss Hill, and Emma Patton of Lufkin; grandchildren, Abigail Gordon, Amara Patton, Dusty Whiddon, Hayden Whiddon, Kayla Whiddon, Kira Nugent, Xavier Nugent, and Riley Gordon; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services. Interment will follow at Jordan Cemetery in Batson. A gathering of family and friends will be Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family. 

Honoring Ronald as pallbearers are Dusty Whiddon, Hayden Whiddon, Kevin Gordon, Xavier Nugent, Joe Patton Jr, Marty Loftin.

To send flowers to the family of Ronald Dean Patton I, please visit  Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

McDaniel

Jerry Lane McDaniel, Sr., was born September 23, 1945 in Columbus, Mississippi, to parents, Dennis and Sue McDaniel.

Service for Mr. McDaniel will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday  June 18, 2019 at Kenefick Southern Baptist Church with Brother Jeff Day Officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday June 17, 2019 at Kenefick Southern Baptist Church.

Mr. McDaniel lived in Sulligent, Alabama, until his graduation from high school, where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn. Shortly thereafter they moved to Houston, where he became a Houston Firefighter. Mr. McDaniel entered service of the fire department December 6, 1965 and served until May 16, 2002, retiring with 36 years, 5 months and 10 days of logged service, having attained the rank of Senior Captain.  Jerry loved his church family at Kenefick Southern Baptist and humbly served as a deacon. He enjoyed mowing the church yard and many other yards, as well. Jerry loved Alabama football, Roll Tide!  He enjoyed cooking for his family and friends.  He never met a stranger and enjoyed making people laugh.  He especially  loved spending time with the love of his life, Carolyn, as well as his children, grandchildren, and great grandbaby. He loved them all with an undying, unconditional love.
Mr. McDaniel is preceded in death by his father, Dennis McDaniel and father, Hal Brown.

He is survived by his loving wife, of 54 years, Carolyn McDaniel; mother, Sue McDaniel Brown; son, Lane McDaniel and Shawn; daughter, Terry Meligan and husband, Michael; grandsons, Nicholas Wilson and wife Summer and Damon Maguire; granddaughter, Kasey Glynn Wilson; great-granddaughter, Annie Faye Wilson; brothers, Dennis McDaniel and wife, Karan and Revis McDaniel and wife, Mitzi; sisters, Nima Bailey and husband, Matt, Winnie Faye Harbor, Melinda Vaughn; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, family and friends.  Special friend and brother,  Jeff Day.

Services entrusted to the care of Pace-Stancil Funeral in Dayton, Texas. Please leave condolences and memories for Mr. McDaniel’s family on the obituary page at http://www.pacestancil.com

Belle

Donzetta Delois Belle was born April 27, 1953 in Goshen, Alabama to the late Johnnie Pearl Bodiford and Julius Jones.

She was the oldest of all her siblings.On June 11, 2019, God quietly called her home, gently closed her eyes, and whispered “Peace be Thine".

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents Deacon Clemmie and Rosie Lee Brantley; brother, Rufus Bernard Brown; and a host of uncle and aunts.

At an early age, Donzetta confessed her life to Christ and joined Goshen First Baptist Church in Goshen, Al.She was a true believer of Christ throughout her life, and remained faithful until death. She served passionately in ministry beside her husband as “First Lady" and as missionary teacher atthe Lily of the Valley Missionary Baptist Church.

She received her early education at G.H. Stringer School in Alabama, and later moved to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where she attended Choctawhatchee High School.After high school, Donzetta moved to Texas and enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she proudly served her country for six years. During her time in the Air Force, she met the love of her life,Pastor Revlon Belle, whom she marriedin holy matrimony in 1974. After her service in the Air Force, Donzetta worked several years providing secretarial services. She also was a dedicated employee of Philadelphia Gear Company, where she retiredafter several years of loyal employment.

Donzetta was a beautiful woman who was known for her big heart, her gentle spirit, and her love for her family. Everyone who met her quickly learned of this love. She was a wonderful and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was married to Pastor Revlon Belle for forty five years, and to this union she had two beautiful children. One of her greatest joys in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandsons.

Having touched the lives of many with her love, loyalty, and kindness, she will forever be in the hearts of her loved ones who will cherishher loving memories: husband, Pastor Revlon Belle (Dayton, TX); son, Jamal Belle (Houston, TX); daughter, Aisha Gant (Houston, TX); five grandchildren- JalynMcCullough, Isiah Belle, Joshua Gant, Issac Belle, and Jeremiah Gant (Houston, TX); two sisters- Christine (John) Moody (Fort Walton Beach, FL) and Joyce Osunde (Goshen, AL); a brother- Kenneth E. Brantley (Goshen, AL); sisters-in-law- Cheryl Pough and Phyllis Belle (NY); brother-in-law- John Belle (NY); an uncle- Amos (Gussie) Brantley (Jacksonville, NC); great aunt- Bronella Williams (Troy, AL); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Eberle

Frank Eberle, 48, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at his home.

He was born July 23, 1970 in Houston, Texas, to his father, James Coates, and mother, Ruth Anne Sims.

Frank had previously lived in Deer Park, has lived in Dayton for the last 37 years. He was a charter member of Journey Fellowship Church, and a former member of First Baptist Church. Frank was a graduate of Dayton High School in Class of 1990. He was very active in Dayton Young Farmers for many years. Frank enjoyed fishing and gardening, and he loved sharing the fruits of his labor. Frank especially enjoyed time spent with family and friends. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Preceding him in death were his step-father, Richard Eberle; father-in-law, James Ulkie and cousin, Keith Mays, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carol Eberle; mother, Ruth Anne Eberle; father, James Coates; children, Ace Eberle, Courtney Eberle and Austin Eberle; brother, Randal Eberle and his wife, Amanda and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Dayton with Rev. Howie Howeth officiating. Interment will follow at Linney Cemetery in Dayton.

Pallbearers will be, Scott Gladder, Mark Sjolander, Mike Honeycutt, Chad Murphree, Henry Taplin, Ronnie Marcontell and Brian Simon. Honorary pallbearers will be former and current members of the Dayton Young Farmers.

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

Ribble

Sandra Jean Ribble, also known as Sanma our beloved Mother and Grandmother, passed away on Tuesday June 4, 2019, at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble. She was 73.

Sandra was born June 21, 1945, in Hull, TX to Hanson Nugent Sr. and Katherine Dowdell Crouthers. She had lived in Liberty 20 years and was a homemaker. During her younger years she was the life of the party, and had a wonderful sense of humor that she passed down to her children, and loved talking on the phone. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Ronnie Ribble, and Hugh " Snooky" Pike. Two brothers, Charles Nugent ,Hanson Nugent II, and granddaughter, Krystal Ribble. She is survived by sons, Jason Ribble and wife Wendy of Edmonds, OK and Stuart Ribble. Daughter, Mimzy Pike Hebert and husband Shaun of Raywood; sister, Margaret Nugent of Hull, 3 nephews and 1 niece. 

Grandchildren, Houston Pike, Shaun Hebert II, Sha’lee Hebert, Cody Ribble, Kayleigh Ribble. 

There will a memorial gathering on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

To send flowers to the family of Sandra Jean Ribble, please visit  Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Miles

Bobby Ray Miles, 69, of Old Snake River, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving wife and family. 

He was born December 29, 1949, to Plummer Lunsford Miles and Florence Allen in Texas City, Texas. Bobby was a retired Mechanic. He loved to work on anything with a motor in it. Cars and motorcycles were his passion. In his younger years, he and Renee would travel with the kids to racing events. Bobby enjoyed the outdoors with family and friends. Bobby was a faithful servant that will be greatly missed by all who loved him. 

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, J.L. Miles, Harmon Allen Miles and Joe Bob Miles, sisters, Nell Rose Gribbs, and Elizabeth Ann Arnold. 

Left to honor Bobby's memory is his loving wife of 42 years, Ramona Renee Miles of Snake River; sons, Bobby Miles Jr. and girlfriend Jennie Hutchens of Daytona, Fla., Thomas Ray Miles and wife Jessica of Snake River; daughters, Debbie Peloquin and husband Kenny of Pearland, Lisa Diggs and husband Shane of Cedar Creek Lake Tx; sister, Donna Steptoe and husband Billy of Snake River; grandchildren, Ivy Elizabeth Miles, Wesley Peloguin, Karisa Rolison, Alyssa Rolison, Aaron Diggs, Ava Renee Miles and Oliver Ray Miles; great-grandchildren, Brantley Peloquin and Spencer Soto and a host of friends. 

A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at 548 CR 2573 Cleveland, TX 77327.  

To send flowers to the family of Bobby Ray Miles, please visit  Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Cremation services handled 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.

Bearden

Glenn Forrest Bearden, 69, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Houston, passed away on Friday June 7, 2019, at his residence in Delaware. 

A native of Jefferson, Texas, he had lived in Wilmington, Delaware, many years and was a self-employed Violin Bow repairman. 

He was preceded in death by his parents John Louis Bearden and Dorothea Alace Carley. He is survived by brother, Gary Bearden of Houston, and many other family members and friends. 

To send flowers to the family of Glenn Forrest Bearden, please visit  Tribute Store. at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com
Cremation services handled 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..

Roberts

Charles Brad “C.B.” Roberts 71 of Dayton passed Monday June 10, 2019 in Beaumont, Texas. 

Brad was born February 11, 1948 to his parents, Charles Marion Roberts, Jr. and Gracie Eloise Downs Roberts in Liberty, Texas.

Mr. Roberts was a former resident of Highlands and had lived in Dayton for 39 years. He was the Animal Control Officer for the City of Dayton for 24 years, known as C.B. by his coworkers.  He loved animals and often brought home rescues.  C.B. retired from service with the city in 2010.   

Mr. Roberts was an avid reader and enjoyed many genres, but he always had a special love for God’s word and spent much time reading the Bible. He spent many years as the song leader at several churches. Brother Brad loved singing and serving the Lord in any capacity. He loved music and movies, and was especially fond of Elvis Presley and John Wayne. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, as well as coffee and chocolate. Brad will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Roberts; daughters, Carolyn Beitz and Melissa “Sissy” Leal and husband, Ernst Leal; brother, T. J. Roberts and wife, Kathy; sister, Yvonne Roberts; grandchildren, Jason Beitz, Holly Beitz, Sam Leal, and Harvey Leal; great grandchildren, Wayne, Ethan, Harmony, and Brianna; and niece/daughter, Rochelle Clark.  He is preceded in death by his son, Brad Jr.

Visitation for Mr. Roberts will be from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Thursday June 13, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Formal Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday June 14, 2019 at same location, Reverend Earnie Lenard officiating.  Pallbearers will be Ernst Leal, Harvey Leal, Chris Gallegos, Zachary Porter, Taylor Jimerson, and Gary LeNormand Jr.  Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Condolences may be left for the family on the obituary page at http://www.pacestancil.com.

Wakefield

Richard Keith “Rick” Wakefield, age 60 passed away May 31, 2019 in Beaumont, TX after a brief illness.

A native of Liberty, TX, Rick was born July 1, 1958 @ Yettie Kirsting Memorial Hospital to the late Emmett Lee Wakefield and Allie Ruth (Wilson) Wakefield Lamberth.

A Heavy Equipment Operator by trade, Rick traveled the U.S. building Golf Courses for various contractors. It is from his job that he became an Avid Golfer. He also had a passion for Sailing and NASCAR Racing.

n his youth Rick excelled at Track, Basketball, and tormenting his younger siblings.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Edward Lamberth, and grandparents, Amie & Mary Wakefield and Pete & Dessie Wilson.

Left to cherish his memory are sisters, Penny (James) McCan of Athens, TX, Linda (John) Carouthers of Moss Hill, TX, Amy (Michael) Strother of Vidor, TX and Deanna (Alan) Miller of Portland, TN. Brothers John Wakefield of Sour Lake, TX Roy (Glenda) Lamberth of Dardanelle, AR and Bryan (Lora) Lamberth of Russellville, AR.

Rick is also survived by his Aunts, Norma Scalamogna of Deer Park, TX & Karen Wilson of Van, TX   and Uncles John (Sybil) Wilson of Liberty, TX & Wallace (Donna) Wakefield of Hardin TX, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The sisters would like to send a heartfelt thank you to their aunts and uncles for being their rock during their brother’s illness

A private Memorial Service will be held @ a later date.

Tilton

Doris Marie Gould Templin Tilton, age 72, passed away June 9, 2019, due to COPD and lung cancer.

She was born in Vinton, Louisiana on September 3, 1946, to Ivy “Frenchy” and Gladys Gould. She was the youngest of three girls, making her the “son” her dad never had. She shared his passion for horses and the love of being outdoors.

Although, she moved to Baytown, Texas when she was 3 years old, she remained a self-proclaimed “Coon-Ass” at heart. She loved to listen to Cajun music. Doris was a strong woman, who was not afraid of anyone or anything. She was a fierce Mama Bear, who loved her family unconditionally and was deeply loved by them.

In 1977, Doris was a founding member of the Hankamer Volunteer Fire Department. She responded to many emergency calls and even helped put out many fires. Doris was a member of the Chambers County Deputy Reserves for many years. She also volunteered and rode with Anahuac EMS. For many years, Doris wrote a community column for The Anahuac Progress newspaper. She was very active in the community and attended commissioner’s court regularly. Doris even coached both of her son’s little league baseball teams and was a Girl Scout troop leader for both of her daughters. She never met a stranger and would talk with you for hours, even if she just met you. Doris retired from Exxon-Mobile in 2004 but continued to be active in raising her grandkids and bowling.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Hattie Brockelman; her nieces Becky Brockelman and Laura Whitfield; her son-in-law Randy Riggins; her brothers-in-law Ronnie Fisher, Larry Brockelman, Danny Bert Templin and Kenneth W. Tilton, Sr.

Doris is survived by her children Darla Carney (Danny), Dee Ann Riggins, Kenneth W. Tilton, Jr. (Petra) and Keith Ivy Tilton; her grandchildren Danny, Jr., Emily, Faith, Cassy, Eva, Alicia, Chris, Randall, Jr. (Bubba), Amanda, Edward, Taylor, Justin, Logan, Chenoa, Kailey, Ferris, Mason and Ivon; her great-grandchildren Sean, Lana, Kristiana, Nicholas, Brogan, Connor, Kyra, Everett, Lillian, Evan, Kamryn, Eden, Brandon and Zack; her sister Dorothy (Dot) Fisher; her nieces Debbie Brockelman Badgett and Theresa Fisher; her nephews Michael Fisher and Donnie Fisher; her Aunt Ella Smith (Jim); and numerous cousins; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be Randall Riggins, Jr., Christopher Carney, Ferris Tilton, Keith Tilton, Kenny Tilton, Edward Carney, Taylor Carney and Danny Carney, Jr.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, June 14, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A graveside service and committal will be held at 10am on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Moss

Joyce Wayne Fountain Moss, 96, of Beaumont passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 in Beaumont. Joyce was born April 9, 1923 in Vinton, Louisiana to parents, Russell Fountain and Ruth Sweeney Fountain.

Graveside service for Mrs. Moss will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2019 at Norris Cemetery in Moss Bluff. The Rev. Scott Loar will be officiating.

Joyce was a long-time resident of the Dayton area. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 70 years. Joyce loved travelling with her late husband and enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Ruth Fountain; husband, Jesse Moss; siblings, Jewel Root, Ray Fountain, Keith Fountain, and Herbert Lee Fountain and great great-granddaughter, Scarlett Wilson. She is survived by her daughter, Kay Adamson and husband Ryle; grandchildren, Allison Malone and husband Roger, and Carlton Adamson, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Dustin Adamson and Lauren Wilson; great great-grandchildren, Piper and Noah Adamson, Blakely Wilson, also numerous other relatives and friends. 

Norris Cemetery is located 8.4 miles from Hwy 90 on the left.

Meigs

Thomas “Tem” Elbert Meigs, 65,   of Dayton passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Liberty. 

He was born November 12, 1953 in Baytown, Texas to parents Jerald Meigs and Dorothy Welch Meigs. 

Services for Mr. Meigs will be 3:00 p.m, Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Magnolia Park Cemetery with Craig Burgess officiating.  T  Serving as pallbearers will be Jackson Burges,  Marvin Banik,  Dave Clayton, and William Rutledge.

Mr. Meigs was a resident of Dayton for the past 8 years and had lived most of his life in Highlands.  He had many years of service with Exxon where he was a technician.  Tem enjoyed riding motorcycles, the Astros and  Aggie football.  He was a true history buff and enjoyed reading. Most of all he loved his family and the times they had together.

Tem was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Cynthia Banik.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jackie Meigs: daughters, Kristi Burgess and husband Craig; grandchildren, Jackson Burgess and Aubrey Burgess; his loyal dog, Jessie; numerous other relatives and close friends. 

The family would like to express special thanks to Magnolia Place and the entire staff for their kind and loving care.

Shannon

Mary Lou Shannon, 87, beloved Mother and Grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on June 5, 2019, in Hull, Texas.

She entered this world on September 25, 1931, in Mont Belvieu, Texas. She lived in Hull since 1956 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hull.  

Mary was an entrepreneur by heart, gladly doing and fulfilling her labors of love. She was a member of the Daughters of The Republic of Texas, Franklin Hardin Chapter, the San Jacinto Descendants, a charter member of East Liberty County Historical Society, a member of East Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Co-founder of the Hull-Daisetta Mayhaw Festival.  

Mary was born to William Burr Rayburn and Mamie Dea Bass. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Arthur Shannon, grandson, Michael Gary Shannon II, great-grandson, Calgary Lee Faircloth, great-granddaughter, Ivy Machelle Shannon, and great-great-granddaughter Aizley Grace Shannon.  

She is survived by her sons, Eugene Shannon and fiancé Linda Taylor of Liberty and Michael Shannon and wife Glenda of Hull, her daughters, Patti Atkins and husband David Chandler of Hull and Debbi Vaughn of Hull, her life-assistant and close friend Evelyn Redfearn, her sisters, Margaret Measles of Madisonville and Carrol Hudspeth of Thicket.  

Grandchildren are Gene Shannon of Victoria, Pamela Cox of Grand Junction, Colorado, Glenda Mitschke of Giddings, Texas; Callie Murphy Kelly of Mandeville Louisiana, Shannon Faircloth of Hunt, Texas, Jodi Hester of Hull, and Mark Vaughn, Jr. of Tyler. She had 22 great-grandchildren and 2 and great-great-grandchildren.  

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. in Batson, Reverend Kitty Key officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Doug Rayburn, Larry Rayburn, Gene Shannon, Chuck Marberry, Jerry Rayburn, Marshall Rayburn, Chip Measles, Randy Measles

To send floral tribute for Mary Lou Shannon visit tribute 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..

Memorial contributions may be made to The G.W. Pounds House Box 206 Hull, Texas 77564

Brown

Brenda Gale Fortune Brown, 73, of Dayton passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Dayton. 

Brenda was born May 30, 1946 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma to parents, Jimmy James Fortune and Esther Lorraine Frizzell Fortune.

Service for Mrs. Fortune will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Rev. Jeff Day will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil. Serving as pallbearers will be Steven West, Ryan Asher, Tilor McCreight, Kenneth Evans, Louis Asher, Michael James, Ronnie Mahaffey, and Eugene Brown.

Brenda was a long-time resident of the Dayton area.  She always put her family first, loving her husband, children and grandchildren. She was one of the first assistant softball coaches in Dayton.  She enjoyed fishing, Facebook and playing Texas Hold ‘Em.  She will be truly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Brenda was preceded in death by her grandmother, Johnny Noma Frizzell; grandfather, Herby Frizzell; parents, Jimmy and Esther Frizzell and grandson, B.J. Remmers.  She is survived by husband, Doug Brown; sister, Juana Serda and husband Tony; daughters, Staci Asher and Louis Asher, Dina Brown, Shandra James and husband Michael; grandchildren, Steven West and wife Brittany, Ryan Asher and wife Alllyson, Laisea Mahaffey, Robyn Presnull, Kandis Remmers, Tilor McCreight and wife Lauren, Kenneth Evans, Mackenzi James, Dusti Machacek, Gwen Boynich and Gabby Boynich; great-grandchildren, Taytum White, Brodeigh White, Garrett West, Brayden McCreight, Ava West, Bryson Nollkamper, Jaxsyn Mahaffey, Logan Felecia, Alexandria Risinger,  Aubrey Risinger,; nephews, Jimmy, Jeffery, and Blake Griffin, Dwayne, Greg, and Eugene Brown; numerous other relatives and friends.

DeBlanc

Warren DeBlanc was born on June 25, 1925 to RB DeBlanc Sr. and Betty Julius in Liberty Texas. 

He departed to be with the Lord after 93 years on May 28, 2019 Beaumont Texas.  He spent his entire life in Liberty among family and friends. 

He attended Liberty School on the Wallisville Road near the old Liberty Sawmill through at least the 8th grade. He met and married Geraldine Rideout, to this union was 7 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters.  He provided for his family by raising crops and live stock. To support his family he was a truck driver/building bridges and highways for Triden and Thomas for 16 years and in 1966 worked for Brown & Root for 12 years as a concrete finisher.  He worked 14 years for the City of Liberty until his retirement.  He love farming, fishing, and hunting; one of his favorite family activity was having a good old fashion barbeque and watching his grandchildren running through the fields. One of his favorite sayings “The world don’t owe me nothing and I don’t owe the world nothing”

He leaves to cherish his memories 4 sons; Warren Jr., Jerry Lee, Michael, and Wallace DeBlanc; 3 daughters: Brenda Mallett, Stella DeBlanc, and Carolyn (Felton) Jackson; 28 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: RB & Betty Deblanc, siblings: Lawrence and Louise Deblanc, Georgia Ann and Sydney Warren, Dorothy and Peter Warren, RB Jr, and Roberta DeBlanc, Cleveland and Lena DeBlanc; 2 grand children: James DeBlanc, and Demetra Jackson.

A visitation will be held Friday, June 07, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.  He will lie-in-state, Saturday, June 08, 2019, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Wallisville Road, Liberty, Tx., from 10:00am-11:00pm; funeral services will follow at 11:00pm.
Pastor James Talmore - the officiating minister.  Eulogy – Rev. Michael Booze.

interment – Wells Memorial Cemetery, Ames, Tx.

Hall

Funeral Services for Joseph “Dib” Carl Hall, 72, of Hull will be held 3 PM on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty.

A time of visitation and fellowship will take place from 1 to 3 PM prior to the service. Internment will immediately follow the service at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Dib Hall passed from this life on Monday, June 3, 2019 at his home. Mr. Hall was born February 24, 1947 in Hull to Isaac and Lela Mae Hall.

Dib was a lifelong resident of Hull. Dib was a faithful Christian man, who lived his life by the good book. Dib was a simple man who lived off the land. He loved everything outdoors. If there was ever such a thing as a professional coon hunter, he was it. He enjoyed hunting and fishing whenever he could with friends and family. He always enjoyed his trips to Arkansas to hunt and fish and visit family and friends. His dogs were a big part of his life. His four legged companions were always by his side no matter at home or out hunting up a scent. He always kept a big garden and loved to share what he grew. He could shell peas for hours at a time and enjoyed doing it. Everyone always knew that Dib was a character. He was always quick with a joke or a prank. It was well known that he hated to wear shoes and because of that he had the toughest feet in the world. He was a one of a kind story teller and rarely told the same story twice. Dib’s greatest treasure in life was his family. He was a true family man at heart. Dib will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Mr. Hall is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marysue Hall; son, Wesley Hall; his parents; brothers, Lavern Hall, Ray Lee Hall; and a sister, Louise Ballenger.

Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his daughter, Tina Dennis and husband, Wade; son, Issac Hall and wife, Delta; grandchildren, Jeffery Gilliam, Matthew Hortman, Amanda Hall, Bubba Hall, Zackery Hall, Cassi Hall; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other close relatives.

Pallbearers will be: Teddy Tanton, Thomas Beggs, Bubba Hall, Matthew Hortman, Wade Dennis, Wayne Beggs, Terry Hall, and Armando “Mandy” Izaquirre. 

Palmer

Michael E. “Mickey” Palmer, 78, of Hankamer, Texas, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 in Anahuac, Texas.

He was born on July 23, 1940 in Houston, Texas to Meril Efford and Grace L. McKee Palmer. Mickey attended Aldine High School in 1957 and graduated from Conroe High School, Class of 1960. After high school, he began attending college at U of H until 1962, then graduated from Central Technical Institute in Kansas City, Missouri on April 11, 1968 with a degree in Electronic Technology.

Mickey worked as an electronic engineer in Broadcasting. He was a former video engineer at KPRC/ Channel 2 in Houston and owner of Lemmico, Inc. Mickey was contracted by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as their Chief Engineer for many years. He received many achievements and accolades in his career. Some of his accomplishments included training from Sony Corporation on U-matic Video Cassette and video communications, and RCA Broadcast technical training, as well as, various other broadcast technical training. Mickey also created the first rodeo clown/bull rider helmet-cam for the HLSR and headed the first project to have pay-per-view live-streamed for HLSR; he created and built the first Houston mobile van for live news feeds for Channel 2 in Houston; he established the first international news feed for the NASA Apollo mission; and he filmed, edited and directed the first intro for First Baptist Church in Houston and was also instrumental in setting up their live broadcasting, as well as, for Second Baptist Church and North Main Baptist Church in Houston.

Mickey was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He never met a stranger and was a friend to many. He had a love and huge heart for children. Mickey loved performing magic tricks for the kids even though he was not the best magician. Mickey was a compulsive tinkerer who could fix anything put in front of him. He also loved to work on cars, lawnmowers and golf carts. There just wasn’t much the man couldn’t fix! He also liked to wade fish and was an avid golfer. Golfing was his passion in life and something he did up until his untimely passing.

Mickey was preceded in death by his mother Grace Jenkins; his father Meril Efford Palmer; his father L Ray Ferris; and his siblings Lucky Palmer, Herman Palmer, Elois McKnight and Anita Ray. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 21 years Christine Sutton-Palmer of Hankamer; his daughters Dottie Wallace of Richmond, Tina Palmer-Guzman of Houston, Debbie Palmer-Kamman of Magnolia and Cynthia Murray of Magnolia; his grandchildren Craig Wallace, Ashley Salter, Jessica Whitehead, Kimberly Wallace, Stephen Murray, Benjamin Murray, Lauren Guzman Spence, Marissa Guzman, Gwen Carmichael Oswald, Ian Carmichael, Arlene Morrow and James Guzman; his seven great-grandchildren; his brother William Palmer of Conroe; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Mickey will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Brett Palmer, Derek Parish, John Salter, James Davidson, Benjamin Murray, Kevin Martin, Robert Portwood and Kyle Portwood. Honorary pallbearers will be Julio B. Miranda, Ed Davidson, Kenny Parish, Mike Boykin, Bill Moody, Leroy Shaffer, Jesse Portwood and Billy Miranda.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A funeral service will be held at 10AM on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Victor Beltran officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Barrow Cemetery in Hankamer.

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

Redmond

Jayce Lee Redmond was born on June 4, 2013; he was welcomed into Heaven on May 28, 2019 by his great grandmother Ernestine Turner (Big Gran) and cousin Dinah Robinson who will protect and guide him through this new journey. 

He was an incredible boy with incredible strength. Jayce loved everything and everybody. He loved to dance and perform, especially his favorite songs Candy Girl and Old Town Road. Jayce just completed his kindergarten year at San Jacinto Elementary where he finished the year reading a grand total of 460 books. Jayce loved to play video games and play outside. He most recently taught himself how to ride his bike with no training wheels. Jayce was what we would call “all boy”. He never let anything hold him back from what he set to accomplish.

Jayce leaves to cherish his memory his loving Mom Sabarrae Redmond and Father Laphonso Batiste. The other two thirds of the Three Amigos: Kamron and Alyssa Pratt. Sisters: Aubrey, Kimberley, and Karly. Grandparents: Charlotte Redmond (Gigi), Troy Turner (Papa Troy), Ima Turner (Grammy), and Gloria (Julian Sr.) Richard. Great Grandmother Bertha Redmon (Momo). Great Grandfathers Lester Turner (Popo) and Eugene Burrell. Aunts & Uncles: Jabray Pratt (Nan), Nathan Pratt (Uncle Nate), Morgan Turner, Tay Batiste (Uncle Tay), and Nathan (Jennifer) Turner. Godparents: Tish Perry (Meme), Freddie Perry (Papa), Jasmine Williams (Nanny J), and Curtis David (Uncle CJ). Honorary Godparents: Alicia Mallet and Marquise Redmon. Godbrothers: Karsen Williams and Marcl David. Godsister: Eryn Robinson. Closest Friends: Jessie, Parker, Tygee, Jaxon, Champ, Dorian, Joseph, and Kayden. His loving Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins: Aunt Shannie, Uncle Blu, Billy Buck, Poppy, Uncle Louis, Bosco, Nanny Linda, Auntie, Mr. Mike, Aunt Dale, Uncle Puncho, DJ, Chris, Aunt Wanna, Genie (Nenie), Gary, Marcus, Duncan and a host of other friends, family, and loved ones who’ll cherish his memory forever.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. 

Graveside Service, June 5, 2019 10:00am  – Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, Ames, Tx.

McNeely

Billie Jean Barber McNeely, 70, of Dayton, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 in Dayton.

She was born March 5, 1949 in Pasadena, Texas to her late parents, Martin Harwood “Pat” Barber and Ruby Melinda Atkinson Barber.

 Billie was a longtime resident of Dayton, was ordained with the Independent Assemblies and pastor of The Church of the Living God, a volunteer at Magnolia Place and Liberty Healthcare in Liberty, worked for 20 years at Beaumont State Center and Tri-County MHMR as a special needs instructor and pre-school teacher. Teaching cake decorating, singing and playing the piano were some of her greatest joys.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billie Robert McNeely; siblings, Jay, Glenn and Whimpy Barber and Gail Holifield.

Survivors include daughters, Rhonda Rochele Faircloth and Robin Melinda Bradt; grandchildren, Brittany Rochele Cone, Dylan Shane Faircloth, Ethan Andrew Bradt, Greyson Robert Bradt, Cooper James Bradt; great-grandchild, Audrey Brooke Cone; sister-in-law, Shirley Barber of Camdenton MO and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with a service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Riggins officiating.  Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton.

Pallbearers will be Brent Cone, Dylan Faircloth, Ethan Bradt, Greyson Bradt, William Halpain, Cooper Bradt, Gage Dryden and Bro. Gonzalez. Honorary pallbearers will be Whimpy Barber, Jimmy Holifield and Lane Keck.

To view her online obituary or post a tribute to her family, go to www.pacestancil.com.

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

Goodman

Paul Goodman, 68, of Daisetta, Texas passed away unexpectedly, Friday, May 31, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on November 21, 1950 in Newtown, Texas to Earnest Dayton Goodman and Eve Daigle Goodman.

Paul was a retired truck driver. Paul served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and has been an active member of the Nolan D. Pickett VFW Post 5621 in Liberty for many years. He was very proud of his service in the military and we are grateful for his sacrifice. Paul enjoyed spending time with his cousin Henry Pilgreen and good friend Les Rogers. There are many infamous stories of their cookouts and practical jokes. He also enjoyed burning meat on the pit and loved being with his friends and family. Paul never met a stranger. He was always helping someone. He liked listening to French music and he loved motorcycles, especially his Harley Davidson. Paul will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and special friend Shirley Dedear. He leaves behind to cherish his memory sisters Marguerite Daniels, Catherine Philpot and husband John; numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Scotty Simmons, Jason Simmons, Chris Simmons, Scotty Robinson, Gayland White and Blake Sims. Pastor Bob Austin of New Hope Church of God in Vidor will be officiating.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5-8pm on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held 11am on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Allison Funeral Service. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow at Oakdale cemetery in Daisetta.

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

Dial

Alice Juanita Nickerson Dial, 86, of Dayton, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 in Conroe. 

She was born June 6, 1932 in Madisonville, Texas to her late parents, English Lamar Nickerson and Ila Inez Parker Nickerson.

Mrs. Dial has been a resident of Dayton since 1968 and previously lived in Houston.  She was a retired nurse, having spent most of her career as a personal nurse to Mr. and Mrs. Lawler in Houston, was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Henry Dial, Sr.; sons, Harold Henry Dial, Jr. and Martin Andrew Dial and brothers and sisters, Willie Buford Nickerson, English Lamar Nickerson, Jr., Lila B. Hogue, Jerry Don Nickerson, Ruben L. Nickerson and Debra Kay Nickerson.

Survivors include her sons, Wayne Dial and his wife Connie and Joe Dial and his wife Cynthia; daughter-in-law, Regina Lynn McGuire; brother, Cecil Nickerson and his wife Jackie; sisters, Jean McDonald and Patricia Ann Fuller; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2019 at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie with Rev. Robert Brown officiating.

Pallbearers will be Nicholas Dial, Nolan Dial, Jeff Dial, Steven Nickerson, Randy Nickerson and Jason Nickerson. The honorary pallbearer will be Gilbert McGuire.

Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home,

Teel

Thomas " Tommy" Everette Teel Sr. 85, beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather was called to his eternal resting place on May 25, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas.

He entered this world on February 19, 1934, in Silsbee TX. He was born to William Esker Teel and Mary Humble Teel. Tommy had served in the U.S. Army. He had lived in Hull many years was a member of The Batson, and Hull Masonic Lodge. He had retired as a Title Analyst fo H.L.& P. Lighting of Houston and was a member of First Baptist Church of Batson. 

He is preceded in death by his brothers William Howard Teel, Gene Teel, and Jessie Teel. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Wanda Teel of Hull. Sons, William Ruffin Teel and wife Anita of Quinlan, TX; Tommy Everette Teel Jr. and wife Margaret of Rowlett TX; daughter Rhonda Rae Haney and husband Sam of Bevil Oaks; sister Elizabeth Ann Baxter and husband Dick of Schwab City: and sister-in-law Ruby Dell Venette and husband Fred of Newark, DE. Grandchildren, Joshua, and Jacob Teel and great-grandchild Stein Teel. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Batson with Chaplain Watson Franks officiating. Interment with Masonic rites will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Batson.

To send flowers to the family of Thomas "Tommy" Everette Teel, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Bonorden

January 12, 1933. On this day a little girl was born. Charlotte Edwards Bonorden was born to Robert E. Edwards and Mable Wilson Edwards in Kerrville, Texas.

Her momma died when Charlotte was only nine years old and, therefore, she was raised along with her sister, Grace, and brother, Ray, by their father with the help of her grown sister, Mary Leola. They lived off the Paige Highway behind the Bastrop State Park.

Charlotte had five children of her own who she often referred to as her greatest accomplishments. She raised her children to know and trust her Momma's Savior, Jesus Christ. She sewed for them, cooked for them and gardened alongside them. She loved to be outdoors on her 8N Tractor. A tough strong woman who always said, "Can't never could do nothin'". 

After she saw all of her children graduate high school, Charlotte got her GED and went on to obtain an Associates Degree in Business Administration.  While attending school, she held various jobs including dispatcher for the Bastrop County Sheriff's department working with Nigg Hoskins and Jimmy Nutt. When she graduated in 1982 she became a Long-Term Care Licensed Administrator serving in that capacity for 18 years until retiring in 2000 at the age of 67.

She never met a stranger. Unashamed of her Savior, she often shared Him with whoever would listen. Hard headed and independent she will be remembered and loved for her feisty personality, fierce faith in God, and love for her children.

She lived to see 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren who called her GG. 

Charlotte went to be with her Lord May 28,2019 and is survived by her children, Wanda Queen Wayne of Houston, Shelia Queen Shook, of Dayton, Laura Holmes Merino Bilski of Bastrop, Debra Holmes Pardo of Weston, Fl. and Kim Harvey Holmes of Trinity; sister, Grace Wilson, of Lexington and a multitude of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by both parents, Mable Wilson Edwards and Robert E. Edwards, sister Mary Leola Brown,  brother Ray Edwards, husbands Robert Winston Queen, Harvey Hardy Holmes and Robert L. Bonorden, and granddaughter Cynthia Marie Shook. 

Services for Charlotte will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jeff Day officiating.  Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery in Paige, Texas.  The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Broughton

Friday morning on May 24, 2019, Donna Rhnea Broughton ended her fight against cancer at the age of 48.

Donna was born on April 15, 1971 in Baytown, Texas to Darrell Owens, Linda Barker and Robby Hisler. On April 20, 1996, she married the love of her life, David Alan Broughton and together they raised three children, Serrina Kay, Alison Mae, and James Alan.

Donna had a love for the beach and gathering seashells to create windchimes, door wreaths, and anything else possibly imaginable. Donna only ever really worked for her dad, Robby, helping run the kitchen at Grandma’s Diner or making runs to the supplies stores as long as she could bring her kids with her. When she wasn’t working, she was a stay at home mom. Her children were her whole world. She loved each of them hard and she loved her grandbaby, Tevyn Naomi ever harder!

Donna was a quick-witted firecracker, she had a smile and laugh that could brighten up any room. She was kind, caring, and would give anyone the shirt off her back if she needed to. Donna was a loving daughter, wife, mother, Nonna, sister, and friend.

Donna was preceded in death by her grandparents Madonna and Frank Barker, Lenard Owens, Jr., Edna and Robert Hisler; her father-in-law Jim Broughton; her brother-in-law Steve Broughton; and special friends Julie Wiggins and Necie Chenall. Leaving to cherish her memories are her parents Linda and Robby Hisler and Darrell Owens; her husband David Broughton; her grandmother Jerry Mae Owens; her daughters Serrina Broughton (Tevin Williams), and Alison King (Devin); her son James Broughton; her granddaughter Tevyn Williams; her brother Rodney Hisler (Salina), her nieces Cortney and Alex Hisler, Kristina and Taylor Dunigan; her special friends Vivian Adams and Hope Peña; and many other friends and family members.

A home going celebration will be held at 1pm on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas 77514.

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

Walters

Welton Elliott Walters, our little angel left us and broke our hearts on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Houston Texas.

He entered this world on May 13, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas. 

Welton was born to Dalton and Emilee Walters of Kountze. Other survivors include his brothers, Keaton and Braxton Walters of Kountze. Grandparents, Bonnie Carnley of Kountze, James Walters of Kountze, James and Teresa Whiteside of Thicket. Great grandparents, Curtis and Ann Walters of Kountze, Carolyn Williford of Kountze, Joan and Leonard Conner of Colmesneil. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson, with Reverend Keith de la Morinere officiating. Interment will follow at Hall Cemetery in Thicket. 

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, May 24, 2019, from 6:30 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

To send flowers to the family of Welton Elliott Walters, please visit Tribute Store at http://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.

Ferguson

Theresa Renee Ferguson, 48, of Beaumont, passed away at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.

She was born April 2, 1971, in Beaumont to the late James A. Ferguson and Mary Virginia McClelland. Renee, as she was affectionately known, loved the LaBelle-Fannett Volunteer Fire Department, which her grandfather help start, and loved to give her time to help her community when in need. When she wasn't cooking for those she loved she could be found in a quiet place reading a good book until she was needed, and she would jump right up to help. She had a huge caring heart and wanted to make sure everyone had what they needed. She found love 8 years ago with James Eric Nash, she was an amazing person and mother to everyone, her and James even became host parents for the past 9 months to two wonderful boys that she loved dearly, Tomas Jaramillo Gonzalez and Jasper Bordes. 

She is preceded in death by her parents. 

Those left to cherish her memory is her husband of 8 years, James Eric Nash of Beaumont; her boys, Tomas Jaramillo Gonzalez of Cali Columbia, and Jasper Bordes of Hamburg Germany; uncle, Robert "Bob" McClelland and wife Andrea of Anahuac, TX; cousins, Lisa Garner and son August of Jersey Village, TX, Mary Ann Ferguson of Anchorage, AK, Travis Ferguson of New York, NY, and a host of loving friends. 

A memorial service  will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at LaBelle Baptist Church with Reverend Sunny Hathaway officiating. A memorial gathering of Renee's family and friends will also be Sunday, May 26, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at LaBelle Baptist Church. 

Honorary pallbearers will be her boys, Tomas Jaramillo Gonzalez and Jasper Bordes. 

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

To send flowers to the family of Theresa Renee Ferguson, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com 

 

Robinson

Nichelle Robinson, age 45, passed away on Sunday May 19, 2019. 

She was born November 2, 1973 in Liberty, TX to Gregory Robinson and Laticha Perry, she went to be with the Lord, May 19, 2019.

Dinah was a woman with incredible strength. Dinah loved to fish, listen to music, dance, and spend time with her family. One of Dinah’s greatest joys was watching her children Xavier and Eryn in their various sports activities.  She would cheer them on from the stands and let you know when something she didn’t like was done to “one of her babies”. Dinah was quiet and soft-spoken, but had a smile that would light up the room.

Dinah graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, TX. Shortly thereafter, she began her career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 1997.  During those 22 years, she held various positions, most recently as a Re-entry Case Worker.  During her tenure, Dinah touched many lives and gained life-long friends.

Dinah was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Earnestine Turner and paternal grandparents Curtis and Dora Robinson.

Dinah leaves to cherish her memory Fiancé Ray Lewis, Father Gregory (Gala) Robinson, Mother Laticha (Freddy) Perry, Brother Reggie (Connie) Robinson, Son Xavier Robinson, Daughter Eryn Robinson and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.  She will lie-in-state Saturday, May 25, 2019  from 9:30am to 11:00am in Berean Tabernacle Baptist Church, 405 Texas 146, Liberty, Texas; funeral services will follow 11:00 AM.  
Interment is in Johnson 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.

Roberts

Jesse Wade Roberts, 41, of Liberty passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019. 

He was born October 3, 1977 in Baytown, Texas to parents, Donald Glen Roberts and Sherri Lyn Taylor Roberts.  

Services for Jesse will be 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta.  The family will receive friends 1:00 p.m. until service time at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Donny Roberts, Brandon Taylor, Stanley Davis, David “Bubba” Crouthers, Jacob Taylor, and Paskel Thornton.  Honorary pallbearers are Robbie Nance, Heath Allemang and Robert Allemang

Jesse was a lifelong resident of the Liberty Area where he attended Liberty schools.  He was a true outdoorsman that loved fishing and hunting.  Jesse also enjoyed baseball and drawing pictures.  He loved his family and being with his children.  He had recently worked for GCGI Concrete. 

Jesse was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jesse Taylor, J.W. Roberts, and Pearl Roberts; his sons, Jaron Roberts and Daron Roberts.

Jesse is survived by his mother, Sherri Hufford and husband Rodger; his father, Donnie Roberts and girlfriend Dana Stuart; daughters, Jaylon Roberts and Jordan Roberts; grandchildren, Coltyn, Reagan, and Drayden; his girlfriend, Dusty Busceme; his grandmother, Nan Taylor; his brother, Donny Roberts and girlfriend Veronica Heard; his sisters, Amanda Taylor and husband Jake, Amy Pruitt and husband Dusty and Cindy Hufford; nieces, Haley, Hannah, Melissa, and Aubree; nephews, Brandon, Vandon, Coltyn, Wyatt, and Zane; also numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Blanton

Sikuka Atalau Mata'utia Blanton, 60, of Dayton passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 in Pearland.  

She was born December 16, 1958 in Samoa to parents Atalau Tavita and Lili Papali'itele Mata'utia.

Services for Sikuka will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Interment will follow at Linney Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil. 

Sikuka grew up in Western Samoa.  She had been a resident of Dayton for over twelve years and was previously of Kansas. She had played softball in college where she received her bachelors in business management. She was a loving mother that sacrificed all, gave all, never complained, and expected little. 

She is survived by her husband of 20 years,  Daryl R. Blanton, Sr.; her sons, John P. Wiley, Jr. and wife Krystal, Atalau Wiley and wife Nelida and Daryl R. Blanton, Jr.; one daughter, Lily Wiley; grandchildren, David Wiley, Aaliyah Wiley, Katrina Wiley, Arianni Wiley, Ambrianna Wiley, Olani Wiley, and Noa Wiley; father-in-law and mother-n-law, Dennis and Louise Blanton, sisters Foaga Asuega Letuli, Tua & Gogo Vaimili, Saeota & Filipo Afoa, Itagia & Fa;amanu Fogavi, and brothers Aumalaga Jr. & Tauamo Asuega, Chris & Ruth Asuega, Niu'ula & Lea Papali'i, Rev. Isa'ako & Loreta Mata'utia.

Brack

Jessie Lloyd Brack, 77, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 27, 1941, in Wilson, OK to the late Clifford A. Brack and Audrey Fern Caranthan. 

Mr. Brack worked in maintenance for Maxwell House Coffee, now Kraft, in Houston for 31 years. After he retired he and his wife moved to Toledo Bend Lake for 7 years, where he enjoyed fishing and playing dominos with his Fairdale Baptist Church friends. He enjoyed watching his Texans and Cowboys play. A true fisherman, he loved being on the lake and that's where he could be found, out there chasing the big one. Mr. Brack also loved to hunt in his favorite places, Zapata and Laredo, where he was always looking for that trophy buck. 

He is preceded in death by his parents. 

Those left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 20 years, Sandra Brack of Liberty; sons, Chris Brack and wife Janet of Kentucky, and Troy Beasley of Liberty; daughters, Rebecca Brack of Hawaii, Holly Richard and husband Johnnis of Paulina, LA, and Brandi Brack and husband Jason of Lake Hills, TX; brother, James Boling and wife Joyce of Waco, TX; sisters, Beverly Wick and husband Larry of Paris, TX, and Vickie Lipsy and husband Ron of Odessa, TX; 7 grandchildren, Calvin Pafford, Hanna Brack, Neva Conner, Mason Ainsworth, Kristen Beasley, Jayla Smith, and Leigha Richard; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held Friday, May 24, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Bo Owens, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Mr. Brack's family and friends will be Friday, May 24, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services. 

Honoring Mr. Brack as pallbearers are Calvin Pafford, Mason Ainswoth, Troy Beasley, Shelton Shoemake, James Sloane, and Caleb Heilander. Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Stidham, Carl Wayne Brinkley, his Maxwell House retirees, and Hardin ISD friends.

 To send flowers to the family of Jessie Lloyd Brack, please visit Tribute Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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

"Earning your trust one family at a time."

Martin

Archie Doyle Martin Sr.,of Bullard, Texas was called to his eternal resting place on May 18, 2019. He was 78.

He was born December 17, 1940, to Archie Louanderson Martin and Bessie Mae Sellers in Baytown TX. Archie was a retired, Certified Welding Inspector, with 50 years in the construction industry. Formerly of Baytown, Archie's career took him to several places around the United States and overseas. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge # 1304, Channelview, TX. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His family meant the world to him. He was a prankster and loved to tell jokes. Archie will be best remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. Archie will be missed by all who loved him.

Archie was preceded in death by his parents; son, Archie Doyle Martin Jr. and sister, Judy Martin.

Left to honor Archie's memory is his loving wife of 59 years, Jimmye M. Martin of Bullard TX; daughter, Lori D. Schuster and husband Michael of Midlothian, TX; twin sisters, Nyli Smith and Dyli Martin of Kountze; grandchildren, Heather Lopez and husband Joey, Laci Lightfoot and husband Jeromey, Krysti Harrison and husband James, Stefani Carney and husband Joe and Dr. Emily Burkhart; Great grandchildren, Elizabeth Lopez, Luke Lopez, Madison Tackett, Mason Tackett, Camille Carney, Jenifer Meese, Brianna Meese, Connor Lightfoot and Wyatt Burkhart; nephews, Josh Smith and David Smith; and a host of friends and family.

Archie's family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at Faith and Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 East, Batson, TX. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 1:00 P.M. at Guedry Cemetery in Batson with Pastor Tommy Thompson officiating.

Honoring Archie as pallbearers are Josh Smith, David Smith, Michael Schuster, Joey Lopez, Clay Sellers, and J.T. Smith. Honorary pallbearers, Malcom Watkins and Richard Minter

Henderson

Stewart Dundee Henderson, 30, of Dayton passed away Monday May 13, 2019 in Beaumont. 

Stewart was born August 31, 1988 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents, Lee Roy and Leslie Stewart Henderson.

A celebration of Stewart’s life will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday May 17, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Dayton with Rev. Ken Davis officiating.  The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Serving as pallbearers will be Dusty Garrett, Jeff Daily, Wilson Lopez, Brent Villermin, Zach Crowder, and Lex Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Stephens and Katie Stephens.

Stewart was a lifelong resident of Dayton and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was self-employed in the construction industry. Stewart enjoyed sports, especially baseball, football, basketball, fantasy football and loved to go fishing.  He enjoyed tattooing and art. Stewart loved everyone; if you were his friend you were a friend for life.   Stewart will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.

Stewart was preceded in death by his father, Lee Roy Henderson and sister, Amber Henderson. 

Stewart is survived by his mother, Leslie Stewart Henderson of Dayton; grandparents, O. J. and Sonya Stewart of Dayton; sister, Caiti Henderson; nieces, Lexcie Longtine and Maizie Henderson; aunts and uncles, Mary Crowder, Jeff and Laura Stewart, Mark Bay and Mike Bay; cousins, Zach Crowder, Megan Crowder, Lex Stewart and Cara Stewart; and girlfriend, Chelci Schuman; numerous other relatives and friends.

Donahoe

Zachary was born March 1, 1961 and passed away unexpectedly May 2, 2019. He passed away on May 2, 2019 in Houston Texas.

He is survived by his parents, Ural and Jean LeMond Donahoe; his sister Nancy – husband David and their daughter Cecily; his brother Marvin (aka Bobby) – wife Alisha.  Bobby’s son Jason and his sons Santiago and Kingston; his brother Tyrone (aka Ty) and Ty’s daughters Jacquelyn and Lauren; his sister Gena, her son Jeremy and his son Nasir; her son Jarrett, wife Nancy and their daughter Chelsea; his sister Terri and her daughters Kharighan and Dharian.

Zachary loved 70’s hard rock music especially Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and many more artists from that time period.   His favorite song was “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin.   Witty and funny and kind heartened, he never forgot a face or a name and had an infectious smile and big laugh.  He loved to joke and much to their angst had nicknames for all his siblings.  He attended St. Francis of Assisi elementary school from Kindergarten thru 8th grade, he then attended Strake Jesuit High School where he was an excellent basketball player. 

He will be deeply missed by his family.  We are devastated that he is gone but we know he’s in Heaven free from the trials of this Earth.

We love you Zachary…
Visitation will be Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel).  He will lie-in-state 9:30am to 11:00am in  St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church; 5102 Dabney St.; Houston, Texas 77026; funeral mass will begin at 11:00am.
Interment – Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery – Raywood, Texas.

Lewis

Betty Ann Gillespie Lewis, 92, of Dayton passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Houston.  

She was born August 8, 1926 in Electra, Texas to parents Robert Edward Gillespie and Queen Anne Tillery Gillespie.

Services for Mrs. Lewis will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Blackburn officiating.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Betty was the youngest child of Robert and Queen Anne Gillespie, who were followers of Jesus. So, she chose to believe in Jesus and followed Him faithfully all her life.

At College she met and married Morris Lee Lewis. He was a teacher, coach and pastor. They were blessed by God with three children. Betty was a homemaker until Theresa went to school. She worked at Foley’s and then a Methodist bookstore. O, how she loved books! She worked ten years at Southwestern Bell Telephone in Houston. After retirement, she moved to Dayton. Betty had the skill of sewing and made many dresses for her girls. She enjoyed making quilts for her family, each child has a quilt or two to remember Grandma’s love for them.

Betty had cancer about 20 years ago. She loved and had compassion for people who were hurting. To encourage others to trust in the Great Physician, she began to make small lap quilts. She quilted to the day she had a stroke and went home to heaven. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Queen Anne Gillespie; brother, Robert Gillespie Jr.; sisters, Emeline Carter and Marion Houston; and great grandson, Caleb Joshua Kennedy. 

Betty is survived by her daughters, Sherry Leann Frankovich and husband Tommy, Theresa Sue Adair and husband Chuck; son, Duane Lewis and wife Barbara; grandchildren, Dana Besselman and husband Travis, Troy Lewis and wife Gehra, Tim Frankovich and wife Denise, Cindy Frankovich, Lori Kennedy and husband Sean, Wesley Frankovich, Michael Mitschke, Vicky Haws and husband Bryan, Donald Goforth and wife Patti; great-grandchildren, Jacob Besselman and wife Katie, Rylee Berryhill and husband Holden, Peyton Besselman, Charis Frankovich, Kurt Frankovich, Peter Frankovich, Lily Frankovich, Pearl Kennedy, Kaley Kenndy, Charity Kennedy, Asa Kennedy, Lydia Kennedy, Amaris Kennedy, Silas Kennedy, Josiah Kennedy, Owen Kennedy, Beau Lewis, Chloe Haws Mitschke, Austin Brewer; great-great-grandchildren, Noah Berryhill and Cierra Lynn; granddaughter-in- love, Cheeria Brewer, also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Tolar

Katherene Mae Tolar, 91, of Daisetta passed away Thursday May 9, 2019 at Magnolia Place Healthcare in Liberty, Texas.

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Mrs. Tolar was born October 28, 1927 in Morrilton, Arkansas to her parents, William Harlen Greer and Callie Bell Hammond.

Service for Mrs. Tolar will be 2:00 p.m., Monday May 13, 2019 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton, Texas, Brother Leslie Gaines officiating. Visitation for Mrs. Tolar will be Sunday May 12, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Guidry Cemetery in Batson, Texas.  Pallbearers will be Jerimey Flowers, Jim Tolar, Devyn Hill, Dennis Hill, Seth Hill, Kayden Flowers, Jonah Romero and Everitt Hill. Honorary pallbearers are Wyatt Flowers and Corbin Tolar.

Katherene worked in the school cafeteria at Corrigan ISD for several years. She was a housewife and enjoyed the time with her children and grandchildren. Katherene was a member of Central Baptist Church in Daisetta. 

Mrs. Tolar was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Charlie “J.C.” Tolar; son-in-law, Melvin Flowers; granddaughter, Ruby Katherine Flowers; great granddaughter, Layla Rose Tolar and great grandson, Malachi Tolar.

Katherene is survived by her son, James Tolar and wife, Charlotte; daughters, Betty Flowers, Bobbie Flowers and husband, Richard; grandchildren, Deana Flowers, Melinda Hill, Amanda Romero and husband, Jonah, Jerimey Flowers, Jim Tolar and wife, Mandy; great grandchildren, Devyn Hill, Dennis Hill, Seth Hill, Hannah Flowers, Kasidy Hill, Kayden Flowers, Harley Tolar, Phoenix Tolar, Wyatt Flowers, Gracie Tolar and Corbin Tolar; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Please leave your thoughts and condolences for the family on the obituary tribute page at  http://www.pacestancil.com

Ingram

Emilio Jeiel Ingram, 16, of Dayton passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at his home in Dayton, surrounded by his loving family.

Emilio was born October 24, 2002 in Waco, Texas to parents, Jeffrey Lee Ingram and Lana Mae Perry Ingram.

Service for Emilio will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday May 15, 2019 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton, Texas, Rev. Beau Rosser officiating. Visitation for Emilio will be Tuesday May 14, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.  Pallbearers will be Tray Mangum, Ronnie Moore, Richard Morrison, Randy Wisenger, and Jonah Romero, Harold Brockinton.  Honorary pallbearers are Wyatt Flower and Corbin Tolar.

Emilio loved music and Vanna White. 

He is survived by his parents Jeffrey Lee and Lana Mae Ingram; grandparents, Bill and Lois Archey, and James and Sarah Perry; sisters, Jessica Holcombe, Jackie Mangum, Bobbie Ingram, Joanie Moore, Emeli Ingram and Eva Ingram; brothers, Mical Reynolds and Jim Parrish; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Please leave your thoughts and condolences for the family on the obituary tribute page at  http://www.pacestancil.com

Marberry

Robert Marberry, 47, of Liberty, Texas passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Devers.

Robert was born on October 30, 1971 to Fred Lee Marberry and Amelia Abegzel Marberry.

Robert was well known in Liberty. He worked at the Whataburger in town for over fifteen years. Robert was a very hard worker. His dedication to his job was inspiring to many. Often times, you would see him walking or riding his bike back and forth to work no matter the weather. He loved his job and his Whataburger family immensely.

In addition to working at Whataburger, Robert loved playing video games. He enjoyed hanging out with his family. He liked to go bowling, to gun and car shows and he loved animals, especially his dog, Duke.

Robert will forever be remembered for his warm smile, his strong work ethic and playful spirit. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Amelia Abegzel Marberry and sister Betty Ducote. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his father, Fred Lee Marberry; brothers Fred Marberry, II and wife Elicia, Daniel Marberry and wife Carola Marberry. Nieces and nephews, Asjia Fountain, Shelby Fountain and husband Andre, Crystalin Birdwell, Chad Marberry, Ryan Birdwell, Kaitlyn Morrow and husband Dustin, Heather Roberts and husband Cody, Laura Birdwell, Chisholm Marberry, William Marberry; his Whataburger family and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Tom Birdwell, Buddy Birdwell, Andre Fountain, John Coleman, Randy Birdwell, Chad Marberry, Chisholm Marberry and Cody Roberts. Honorary pallbearers are Thomas Wallace, Jesse Cole, Brenton Morrow, Garrison Morrow, Hunter Morrow, Thomas Marberry, Lydia Marberry, Brayden Roberts, Cullen Hyde, Oliver Hughes, Maverick Roberts, Braleigh Birdwell and Steely Roberts.

Pastor Dick Lintelman of North Main Baptist will be officiating.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 5pm – 8pm at North Main Baptist 4709 North Main in Liberty. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10am at North Main Baptist.

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

Spurgeon

Lois “Memaw” Marie Spurgeon, 87, lifelong resident of the Liberty county, Texas area, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 surrounded by family at her home in Dayton.

She was born on June 19, 1931 in Abilene, Texas, one of three children, to the late Stella and Jake Carter.

Lois was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She adored her children, grandchildren and her many “adopted” children from over the years. Lois enjoyed flying, traveling, sightseeing and meeting new people. She was a member of Greater Faith Apostolic Church in Dayton. A faithful and dedicated Christian who enjoyed attending church and fellowship with other members. Lois also loved eating out at different restaurants, Red Lobster being her favorite of them all.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her children Jimmy Dale Spurgeon, Thomas Spurgeon, Bruce Spurgeon, Buster, Jr. Spurgeon and Brenda Jordan; her granddaughter Ashley Molla; her loving husband of 49 years Buster, Sr. Spurgeon; and her brothers Uncle Chunky and Uncle Tommy Carter. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters Rhonda Spurgeon and Sharlet Seaman; her fourteen grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Brent Fregia, Jimmy Fregia, Kenney Fregia, Dylan Devers, Brad Tenney, and Doug Tenney. Honorary pallbearers will be Donny Jordan and Roger Tenney.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 2500 FM 1960 in Dayton. A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Greater Faith, with Pastor Steve Vickery and Bishop Floyd Vickery officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Mason

udith Ann Mason, 68, of Liberty, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Mason was born July 22, 1950, in Houston to the late Arthur Ray Geisenberg and Doris Lee.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, and sister; Loretta Mae Davis. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Rodney Dodson and wife Donna of Sugarland, and Tyson Mason and wife Charla of Liberty; daughter, Tanya Dodson and husband Kenneth of Daisetta; sister, Brenda Peterson and husband Pete of Deer Park; grandchildren, Heath, Tabitha, Ashley, Dalton, and Colton; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends. 

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

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Cremation service handled 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.

Bryson

David George Bryson, Jr., 64, of Pasadena, Texas, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at his home, surrounded by family.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. David was born on January 15, 1955 in Frankfurt, Germany to the late Virginia and David George Bryson, Sr. He attended high school at both South Houston and Sam Rayburn where he graduated the Class of 1973.

David had worked for the Pasadena Post Office as a postman for 35 years before retiring. He enjoyed spending his time outdoors mowing and landscaping. David was an avid sports fan, always watching baseball, NASCAR and rooting for his favorite college football team, Alabama Crimson Tide. But what He loved most was spending quality time with his family and grandchildren. David will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

David was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 38 years Sherry Jean Bryson; and his siblings Cheri James and Mike Bryson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children Amy Diane Figueroa and husband Jereme and Joshua Shane Bryson and wife Baili; his grandchildren Preslee Bryson, Kaelynn Copeland, Alley Figueroa, Paetynn Copeland, Haedynn Copeland, Caesynn Bryson and Blake Figueroa; his siblings Barbara Waldmann and husband Tom and Tom Bryson and wife Sue; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of David’s life will be held at 11am on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton with Chaplain Joe Raiborn officiating.

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

Fosburgh

Lola Hamer Fosburgh, 83 of Dayton passed away Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. 

She was born July 1, 1935 in Cedar Bayou to parents Augustus Milton Hamer and Hazel Chandelier Hamer.  

Services for Lola will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton with Rev. Vicki Hough officiating.  The family will receive friends Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Keith Damek, Daniel Gonzalez, Greg Gonzalez, John Lacy, Luke Chachere and Rob Chachere.

Lola attended Dayton public schools and was a proud graduate of the class of 1952.  She joined the work force in Houston as a secretary for a short period of time but soon returned home to Dayton and married James “Buster” Damek.  She gave full support to her husband who was a farmer and gave birth to two sons.  After the early death of her husband she flourished as being a role model and sole parent to her sons.  She cherished her role as a wonderful homemaker and was well known for her home crafted meals.  Her main specialty was a Cajun gumbo recipe passed down by her mother that often was the family meal for special occasions.  Lola had a green thumb, and she could grow most anything from a cutting. She loved gardening, raising plants and flowers of every description and sharing them with all.

Lola was a devout Christian and was well known for her strength of character, reliability, trustworthiness, and integrity.  These traits were reflected in all aspects of her daily life and her commitment to husband, family, and friends.  She later married Robert L. Fosburgh and served by his side as he pastored Methodist churches in Freeport, Huntsville, Midway, Warren and the South Liberty United Methodist Church.  She loved her extended church families and was always ready to extend a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on.

Lola was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Milton Hamer, Gus Hamer, and sister Mildred Andrus.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 37 years; Robert L. Fosburgh; sons, Dennis Damek and wife Mary and Blane and wife Jenifer of Dayton; granddaughter, Savannah Hilderbrand and husband Jason; great-grandchild, Hayes Hilderbrand;  sisters, Hazel Neuman of Livingston and Cuba Horne of Austin; also numerous other relatives and friends.

Sadler

Mary Bernice Sadler, 90, of Dayton peacefully went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 surrounded by her family. 

She was born October 25, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Service for Mrs. Sadler will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.  Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Douglas Griffin, Benjamin Griffin, Robert Griffin, Dalton Slaughter, Matthew Slaughter, and Ronnie Benton.

The family will receive friends, Thursday evening, 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.
Bernice was raised by her mother, Sally LaRocca, maternal grandparents, Vincenzo and Lucia LaRocca and her uncle Joe and aunt Lena LaRocca.   She was an only child but was always cared for by these relatives that cherished her.  She spent these years between Missouri City and Houston until she married Samuel Sadler at the age of 17 in 1946.  Dayton was her home from that time until her death.  

She was a member of the Gum Grove Baptist Church for 68 years where she served as Sunday School Clerk, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.  Bernice worked for Liberty ISD Cafeteria for 16 years where she later became manager.  After retiring, she worked for an additional 15 years at Judy Coons Sandwich Shop in Huffman. Bernice retired again well into her eighties.  She was devoted to her family, enjoying family dinners and celebrations for all especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Sadler was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Sadler; mother, Sally LaRocca Prather and step-father, Jimmy Prather; maternal grandparents, Vincenzo and Lucia LaRocca; son, Robert F. “Bobby” Sadler; father-in-law, Robert Frank Sadler.  She is survived by her daughters, Linda Sadler Griffin and husband Grady of Livingston and Patricia Sadler Carter and husband Ronnie of Dayton; grandchildren, Kim Cade and husband Fred, Doug Griffin and wife Krysti, Melinda Crawford and husband David, Mary Slaughter and husband Brent, Benjamin Griffin and wife Mandy, Kathy Daniels and husband Paul, Carrie Rothberg and husband Grant, Emily Carter, Robyn Patterson and husband Jerry and Robert Griffin; twenty-one great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren; sister-in-law (her partner in crime) and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Truman Howze; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. 

Hedley

James “Jim” David Hedley, 70, of Kenefick passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at home. He was born November 20, 1948 in Winter Haven, Florida to parents Robert James Hedley and Wilma Jo Brown Hedley.

Graveside service for Mr. Hedley will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  The funeral procession will leave Pace-Stancil at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday to go to the service at Houston National Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. 

Jim was a longtime resident of Kenefick previously of Houston and Florida.  He served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam war.  He was an avid mechanic and ham radio operator. Jim had worked as a truck driver.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Hedley.  He is survived by his wife of over 36 years, Carol Rivers Hedley; children, Steven Fay and wife Karla and Michael Fay and wife Ramona; grandchildren, Levi Fay and wife Hannah, Cameron Fay, and Ryan Calp and wife Jana; great-grandchildren, Cadence and Kash; brothers, Phillip Hedley and wife Mary Ann, Ronnie Cossey and Jeff Cossey; sisters, Patty Frost and husband Carl, Debbie Manning and Kathy Lawrence; also numerous other family members and friends.   

Rast

James William Rast, 59, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Baytown, Texas.

He was born on October 21, 1959 in Millington, Tennessee to James Rast and Louise Painter. James graduated from J. Frank Dobie High School in 1979, where he was a choir member. He received his electrician certification from San Jacinto College in Pasadena. James worked as a high voltage technician for Air Liquide for 23 years before retiring in 2017.

James pursued many hobbies and was an avid sports fan. He loved the Houston Astros and Texans football. James was very talented at arts, crafts and woodworking. He and his wife Jackie shared a passion for crafting items and showing them off at local trade shows around the area. James was a master carpenter, who loved building and remodeling their house.

In his younger years, James was involved with the Boys Scouts of America. He was an active leader for a few years with Troop 64 in Dayton. James had a kind heart and liked helping his neighbors and anyone else when needed. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

James leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 25 years, Jackie Rast; his children Karen Rast of Lufkin, Angela Rast of Lufkin, Marianne Rast of Lufkin, Lance Rast of Dayton and Kaylah Rast of Leesville, LA; one grandchild; his father James Rast and wife Peggy of Waller; his mother Louise Painter of La Porte; his brothers Aaron Rast and wife Celina of Webster and Scott Rast of Koonze; 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 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

 
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