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Gressett

Margaret Lee Rowe Gressett, 66, of Baytown, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the St. James House in Baytown.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton with burial following thereafter. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Margaret was born July 24, 1951 in Houston, to parents; Elonce Jefferson “Jeff” and Mabel Vird Majors Rowe, a former resident of Pearland, and has resided in Baytown for the past three years. She also enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, Christmas, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Gressett was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Jeffery A. Rowe. She is survived by her daughters: Stacey Fincher of Old River and Desa Adams and husband Dale of Cove, son: Robert Gressett, II of Old River, sisters: Betty Burdick, Diane Gautreaux and husband Wayne, Mary Deck and husband Ken, and Rhonda Barker and husband Lee, grandchildren: Kayce, Kristen, Lauren, Cameron, Katie, and Shelby, great-grandchildren: Emma, Jamison, Mikah, Kade, Brody, Emiliano, Emilee, Landyn, and Lawson on the way, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Stoesser

Ray Edward Stoesser, 68, of Dayton passed away peacefully at home on August 18, 2017.

The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017 at First Baptist Church. Services for Ray will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 21, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Ray was born October 9, 1948 in Dayton, Texas the sixth child of Edward Joseph Stoesser and Nina Mae Cannon Stoesser. After graduation from Dayton High School, Ray attended Baylor University and graduated with a BBA in 1971. While at Baylor, he met Eileen Jarett from Corpus Christi, and they married June 26, 1970.

Ray had started rice farming in his junior year, 1966 of high school, and continued farming during the summers while attending Baylor. In 1972, he began farming full-time in Eastgate with his father, Eddie, brother, Jack, and cousin, Roger Brown.

In 1976, the farm expanded to include acreage in Raywood on the Devers Canal. Also that year, Ray and Eileen had their first son, Neal, and ten years and six days later a second son, Grant.

In 1997, Ray was honored as Rice Farmer of the Year at the Winnie Rice Festival. Neal began farming with Ray in 1994, and Grant started farming with him in 2003.

Over the years, Ray has held numerous leadership positions within the rice industry including: president of the Texas Rice Council, Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Rice Producers Association, Board Member of the Texas Rice Producers Board, Board Member of the Texas Rice Research Foundation, and Board Member of the American Rice Growers Dayton Division. He has also served as President of the Liberty County Farm Bureau, Former Board Member of the First National Bank of Dayton, and Member of the Texas Soybean Association.

In 2010, the Texas State House of Representatives presented Ray with a Certificate of Appreciation for his service on the State Board of the Coastal Water Authority. By 2012, Ray’s farming operation had expanded to include acreage in Chambers County on the Liberty/Chambers Navigation District Canal.

In 2015, the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference recognized Ray as the “National Rice Farmer of the Year.” In March, 2016, Ray was asked to testify before the U.S. Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. about the need for the rice industry to re-establish trade with Cuba. In seeking to establish increased rice trade with other nations, Ray has traveled yearly to Washington, D.C. to lobby on behalf of the rice industry and has taken foreign trips to Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. He was a longtime advocate of the legislation that was recently passed allowing rice exports to China.

In November 2016, the Texas State Senate recognized his contributions to the Texas Rice Industry by presenting him a Resolution at the meeting of the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce Meeting where he spoke on the “History of Liberty County Rice Farming.”

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Nina Mae Stoesser and his brother Emil Jack Stoesser. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 47 years, Eileen Jarett Stoesser of Dayton; his sons, Neal Stoesser and wife Meredith of Raywood; Grant and wife Laci of Liberty; his grandchildren, Nate, Jed, Wes, Jase and Ford Stoesser; his sisters, Sandra Wallace, Ellen Byrd and husband Bob, Ruth Seaberg and husband Roy, and Betty Carraway and husband Lowell; sister-in-law, Ena Stoesser; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

For those who desire memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Scholarship Program, 202 East Houston, Dayton, Texas 77535 or the United States Rice Producers Association, 2825 Wilcrest Dr., Ste 218, Houston, Texas 77042, www.usriceproducers.com

LaFour

Jesse Albert LaFour of Liberty, died on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Magnolia Place Health Care Center in Liberty surrounded by his loving family. He was 93.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Pamela Fregia officiating. A closed interment will follow.

Serving as pallbearers are Stuart Varnon, Johnny LaFour Jr., Preston LaFour, Trent LaFour, DeWayne O'Brien, and Charlie O'Brien. Honorary pallbearers are, Eugene LeBlanc, Willie Measles, Weldon Fregia, and Elvy Mangum. Pallbearers of Honor are G.W. "Pokey" Mangum and Zoren O'Brien.

The family will be receiving friends also on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 12:00 P.M. until time of service. A native of Wallisville, TX he had lived in Liberty most of his life and had worked for Texas Gulf Sulfur. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran who faithfully served his country.

He was preceded in death by mother, Gladys Sherman, his brother, Samuel Austin, sister, Anna Yarbrough, stepfather, Derza Sherman and grandson, Craig David LaFour.

Survivors include his wife of 69 1/2 years Bernice LaFour of Liberty, sons; Sidney R. LaFour and wife Teresa of Liberty, and Johnny Albert LaFour and wife Joyce of Hull, daughter; Pamela Fregia and husband Jimmy Ross of Bridge City, and nephew, Zoren O'Brien, wife Joan, and children of Iowa, LA.

Grandchildren; Tacie Varnon, Stuart Varnon and wife Melissa, Preston Howell LaFour and wife Melissa, Johnny A. LaFour Jr. and wife Kimberly, Trenton Matthew LaFour, Bradley Ryan LaFour, Terrica Leigh LaFour, great-grandchildren; Hannah, Arabella, Tyler, and Dylan Varnon, Caleb Shambley, Chasidy, Shelby, Jesse, and Colt LaFour, Justin McCormick and wife B.J., Cody Spittler and wife Jessica, and Jenna Brown and husband Derek, great-great grandchildren; Brilynn and Bryson Spittler, Zane Brown, and Justice McCormick.

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

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

Simmons

Thomas Jefferson “T.J.” Simmons, 94, of Dayton, Texas, passed away at his residence on Friday, August 11, 2017 surrounded by loving family.

He was born on February 17, 1923 in Goose Creek, Texas to James and Drucie Carter Simmons. T.J. attended Tarkington Prairie High School and would often attend their class reunions with his sister. He went on to join the United States Army, where he proudly served his country during WWII and his father serving in the United States Navy during the same time.

T.J. had a love for driving trucks. He worked for many years as a truck driver before his retirement. T.J. was a long-time resident of Dayton, Texas. He was a member of the Rural Shade Baptist Church where he had in the past, sang in their choir. T.J. was also a Master Mason of the Cleveland Masonic Lodge.

T.J. had many hobbies, some of which included his passion of farming, cutting trees and chopping wood and fishing. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

T.J. was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson Christopher Luker; and his great-grandchildren, Madeline Haecker, Lauren Boedeker and T.J. Stephenson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his son James Simmons and wife Karen of Lawrenceville, GA; his daughters Margaret Streavel of Channelview, TX, Mary Luker and husband Eddie of Missouri City, TX and Nina Stephenson and husband Douglas of Geismar, LA; his grandchildren Michelle Bryan, Josh Simmons, Vanessa Streavel, Paul Streavel, Deanna Luker, Eddie Luker, John Luker, Alvin Stephenson and Daniel Stephenson; his numerous great-grandchildren; his sisters Anita Carby and Nila Pollard; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Paul Streavel, John Luker, Eddie Luker, Alvin Stephenson, Daniel Stephenson and Alvin “Rowdy” Stephenson, III.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, TX. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Rural Shade Baptist Church, 3304 CR 2274, Cleveland, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie.

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

Schwarze

Walter Schwarze, 81, of Port Neches, Texas passed away, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 31, 1936 in Giddings, Texas to Adolph Schwarze and Lydia Niemeyer Schwarze.
Walter was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He enjoyed working in his garden and mowing the grass. He was a generous man who loved to be of service to others. Often times, he mowed his neighbors’ yards when they were busy or unable. He loved to hunt and spend time outdoors. In his spare time, he loved to watch the Astros.

He was a hard worker and retired after a lengthy career as a delivery truck driver. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Walter cherished his role as grandfather and great-grandfather. He adored his children. Walter made everyone who knew him feel special and he put a smile on their face. His sweet, compassionate soul will forever be remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Ervin Schwarze, Adolph Schwarze, Johnnie Schwarze; his sisters Betty White, Dorothy Schubert, Emma Jean Maass, and Lucy Tucker. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of sixty years, Joann Whittington Schwarze, daughters Debbie Mazzu and her husband Darren, Pam Lancaster;  four grandchildren Darrik Reynolds and his wife Jennifer, Kadie Dornak and her husband Seth, Hannah Rollins and her husband Joshua, Danielle Mazzu; and three great-grandchildren Dylan Reynolds, Jacob Reynolds and Henry Rollins.

Honoring the family by serving as pall-bearers are Darrik Reynolds, Seth Dornak, Christopher Schwarze, Mike Schwarze Jr., Jerry Lancaster and Jake LeMoine. Brother David Cross will be officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Allison Funeral Service. A graveside service will immediately follow at Whittington Cemetery in Devers, Texas.

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

Fisher

Barbara Holcombe Fisher, longtime resident of Liberty, Texas, went to be with our Lord on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Barbara was born on January 26, 1932, in Gilmer, Texas, the only child to her loving parents, Floyd Raymond Holcombe and Mary Latham Holcombe. She graduated from Gladewater High School in 1948. She attended Baylor University and soon, through mutual good friends, Sally and Nadine Woods, met the love of her life, Charles W. Fisher, Jr.  They were married on December 23, 1952, and for 52 years enjoyed a marriage of love and dedication.Barbara returned to university and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in 1970 from Lamar University and received her Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin University in 1976.  She taught in the Liberty School District for 21 years.  She shared a love of Texas history with her husband and thoroughly enjoyed teaching it to her students.  She wrote an article about the late Colonel E B. Pickett which was published in the Handbook of Texas.

Barbara was an outgoing woman who loved being with her family and friends. She was a great hostess who enjoyed entertaining and playing bridge. She delighted her children and grandchildren with her creative decorations and delicious meals on holidays and special occasions.  She has been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for over 25 years, a member and past president of the Liberty Woman’s Club, a past member and president of the Liberty Garden Club, and a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles.  To pass on her legacy of wisdom, kindness, and her beautiful nature, she is survived by her sons, Charles W. Fisher, III and David Fisher and his wife, Melody; her grandsons, Eric Fisher and his wife, Cynthia of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Jonathan Fisher of Liberty, Texas; and, her pride and source of pure joy, her great-granddaughters, Madison Fisher of Liberty, Texas and Eleanor Fisher of Terre Haute, Indiana.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Charlotte Fisher Finley of St. Hedwig, Texas, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Viewing will be on Tuesday, August 15th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Allison’s Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16th, at the First United Methodist Church with interment immediately following at the Liberty City Cemetery.

Long

Leila Mae Long of Rye, died on Friday August 11, 2017 at The Bradford at Brookside Nursing Home of Livingston. She was 86.

A native of Enloe,TX she had lived in Rye, since 1980 and had retired as an Accounting Clerk. She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Hollis Long, parents A.B. Sanders and Ella Kempler, daughter, Linesse Ferry, sisters, Ruth Young and Maxine Hammond, and brother, Waymond Sanders.

Survivors are sons, James Long and wife Laurie of Rye, and Larry Long and wife Diana of Conroe.
Daughters, Mickey Cline of Deer Park, Leslie Long of Rye, Lisa Long of Rye, and Jenifer Long of Onalaska. Also numerous grandchildren, great - grandchildren, and great - great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday August 13, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Chaplain Jason Sandefer officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Grove cemetery in Livingston.

Serving as pallbearers are James Long, James Hollis Long, Mike Cline, Matthew Quinn, Zachary James Levi, and Charlie Long.

The family will be receiving friends also on Sunday August 13, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

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

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

Greenlee

William Berton “Bill” Greenlee, 73, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017, in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Cline Prairie Cemetery in Huntsville. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Bill was born September 28, 1943 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to parents, Hoyle and Margaret Walker Greenlee. Mr. Greenlee was a resident of Dayton, Texas since 1998. He attended Milby High School and Pipefitters Local #211 Apprentice School, and retired from Grayco Mechanical after 40 years of employment. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, loved to barbeque and enjoyed working in his yard.

Mr. Greenlee was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Harry T. Greenlee, sister: Linda Greenlee McCarrell, and grandson: Ryan Killion. He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Donna Stagner Greenlee of Dayton, children: Holly Anne Killion and husband Jim of Riverside, April Johnson and husband Wayne of Dayton, William T. Greenlee and wife Carla of Conroe, and Cody H. Greenlee and wife Donna Lee of Marble Falls, brother: Jerry Greenlee and wife Jo-Dean of Huffman, sister: Susan Alberti and husband Joel of Rockwall, grandchildren: Jason, Jessica, and Amber Killion, Reiko Gavin, Emily and Abby Greenlee, Moxie Greenlee, and Corbin Stokes, great-grandchildren: Olivia, Quentin, Mackenzie, Alyssa, Zae, Stephanie, and Kyra, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Harrington

Theresa Faye Harrington, 60, of League City passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 13, 201 7 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 Noon, Monday, August 14, 2017 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in China, Texas. Interment will follow at China Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Theresa was born November 29, 1956 in Beaumont, Texas to parents, Ophey Val Godeaux and Yvonne Janise Godeaux. She was a graduate of Hardin Jefferson High School in 1975 and attended Lamar University. She was a longtime resident of Dayton where she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, worked for Heritage Mortgage and was always supporting Jaci and Doug in their activities.

Theresa and Allen moved to League City seven years ago and are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed sewing and reading but most of all she loved her family and being with her grandchildren.

Theresa was preceded in death by her father and brother, Ovey Ray Godeaux. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Allen Harrington of League City; mother, Yvonne Janise Godeaux of China; son, Doug Michael Harrington and wife Elaine of Seabrook; daughter, Jacqueline Harrington Bundick and husband Bruce of Winnie; grandchildren, Nathan Denny, Chelsea Harrington, Madison Bundick, Blake Bundick, and Wyatt Bundick; brothers, Orise Lee Godeaux and wife Trudy of China; sister, Elvina Godeaux Rougeau and husband Larry of Beaumont; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mefferd

Edna Jane Mefferd, 87, of Rye, Texas died on Monday, August 7, 2017, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

A native of Franklin, Texas she had lived in Rye for about 30 years and had worked in the Retail Industry.

She was preceded in death by her son; Mitchell Mefferd, brothers; Lynn Johnson, Elmer Johnson, Earnest Johnson and Billy Johnson, sisters; Mary Helen Roberts, Francis Cooper, Maureen Green, and Bobbie Towns.

Survivors are her sons; Virgil Mefferd and wife Shirley of Rye, Kirby Mefferd of Rye, and Louis Mefferd and wife Sylvia of San Dimas, California, daughters; Laurie Long and husband James of Rye, and Janelle Dzik of Moss Hill, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great - grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

Graveside service will follow at 1:00 P.M. also on Wednesday at Concord Cemetery in Rye, with Chaplain Jason Sandefer officiating.

Serving as pallbearers are Matthew Quinn, James Long, Christopher Mefferd, Jeffrey Mefferd, Johnny Johnson, and Donnie Donaldson.

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

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

Jones

Carl “Wayne” Jones, 60, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, with rosary services at 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.

Wayne was born March 3, 1957 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to parents; John Oscar and Theresa Mae Roy Jones, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton since 2008. He was a graduate of the Sam Rayburn high School and maintenance supervisor for Austin Industrial at Total Petrochemicals. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his father: John O. Jones, son: Jeremy Jones, brother: Ronald Jones, and sister: Carolyn Redd Jones. He is survived by his wife of 21 years: Mary Fenton Jones of Dayton, daughter: Katelyn Jones of Dayton, mother: Theresa Mae Roy Jones of Lake Charles, Louisiana, brother: Lee Jones and wife Sue of Houston, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Gates

Charles Edward Gates, 70, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Acie Cemetery in Dayton. Services are entrusted to Pace-Stancil Funeral Home of Dayton.

Charles was born May 24, 1947 in Plain Dealing, Louisiana, to parents; Ephen and Lottie Stephen Gates. He was a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton for the past three years. He was a graduate of Colbert High School class of 1967, a retired operator for COMPAQ, and a member of the St. Paul AME Church of Dayton. He also enjoyed fishing, spending time with family, and will be remembered by his kind spirit and helping others.

Mr. Gates was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Ananias Gates. He is survived by his wife: Gladys Ross Gates of Huntsville, daughters: Charlene Mitchell of Dayton, Latarah Gates Redmon and husband Troy of Dayton, Misty Teamer of Huntsville, and Roshonda Teamer of Huntsville, sons: Louis Baldwin and wife Charlotte of Dayton and Tim Teamer and wife Reva of Georgia, brother: Sherman Gates of Dayton, sisters: Johnnie Robinson of Dayton, Eliza Guidry and husband Albert of Dayton, and Marinda Lee of Houston, numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Cox

Elihue Lawrence Cox was born on October 6, 1927 to Erby Cox, Sr. and Leola Stafford Cox in Ponta, Texas.

Both preceded him in death. He was the youngest of four, children. His siblings, Everetta Harris, Cordelia Adams, and Erby Cox, Jr. also preceded him in death.

Elihue was baptized at an early age at North Bolton Street Christian Church in Jacksonville, Texas.
Elihue’s formal education was received in Jacksonville, Texas, where he graduated from Frederick Douglass High School. After high school he enrolled in Jarvis Christian College (Hawkins, Texas) where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree. He also met his darling, Gloria Lee Richardson while attending Jarvis. They were married after graduating from Jarvis. He went on to attend Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas where he received his Master’s Degree. Elihue also holds certificates from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; University of Texas, Austin, Texas; University of Texas, Houston, Texas; Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas; Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas; and Houston Tillotson College, Austin, Texas. Additionally, Elihue served our country in the United States Air Force.

He went on to become an educator in the Liberty County School system where he served in various capacities for 37 years including teacher; bus driver; driver’s education instructor; coach; assistant principal and principal.
He was active in the community of Ames, Texas serving on the city council, board of directors of the Ames Minglewood Water Supply and a volunteer fireman.

Elihue was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Gloria. He also had one grandson, Courtney Richardson that preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing one daughter, Syble Thomas (Isaac), Stockton, CA; his nephew whom he raised as his son, Charles Richardson (Nettie), Grand Prairie, TX; grandchildren, Lola Smith (Larry), Tracy, CA; Ingrid Eastland, Stockton, CA; Tina Manning (Randall), Stockton, CA; Charla Davis, Shreveport, LA; Colby Richardson, Dallas, TX; Sheilena Dorsey, Dallas, TX and Darielyn Dorsey, Arlington, TX; 14 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; a very special friend, Ellena Melonson; a host of other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends and other relatives Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas), and will lie-in-state Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at (Liberty I.S.D. Auditorium 1629 Grand Ave, Liberty, Texas), funeral will follow at 11:00 am. Pastor Richard Ayers, PhD officiating.
Interment Wells Memorial Cemetery - Liberty, Texas.

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

Dornak

Eugene Richard Dornak “Gene”, age 77 of Point Blank, Texas, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017.

He was born January 23, 1940 in El Campo, Texas to parents Richard and Mary Dornak who preceded him in death along with his son, Tommy Dornak, and sister, Rosalie Till.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Patsy Dornak of Point Blank; sons, Jeff Dornak and Shirley of Mont Belvieu, Craig and Mollie Dornak of Flint; daughter, Tammy and Kreg McCall of Mont Belvieu; grandchildren: Matthew Dornak, Daylan Dornak, Rhett McCall, Kade McCall, Haley Dornak, Gabriana Dornak, Carlie Dornak and Ryan Thomas Dornak; and his loyal dog, Murphy; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Gene graduated from El Campo High School in 1959. He then graduated from Texas A&M University, where he attended on a track scholarship. He earned his master’s degree from Texas Southern University in school administration. He was a coach, teacher, and administrator at Crosby ISD. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to their land, “the Ranch” in Ozona with his family.  He loved to watch his grandchildren as they participated in sports and other school activities.  He was one to “always keep in touch” with family….a simple phone call to check on everyone was almost a daily ritual.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 7, 2017 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Coldspring, Texas. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Point Blank, Texas. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park, El Campo, Texas.

Lagow

Jean Elizabeth Lagow, 67, lifelong resident of Anahuac, Texas, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017 in Winnie, Texas.

She was born a twin daughter to Joe and Elizabeth Barrow Lagow on October 31, 1949. Jean attended elementary school at the Pine Island school and graduated from Anahuac High School class of 1968. She graduated in 1972 with her Bachelor’s Degree from Lamar University in Beaumont. Jean was a devoted educator for Liberty ISD for 30 years, teaching in areas such as Home Economics, Consumer Science, Desktop Publishing and Computer Science. She retired from LISD in May 2004 and worked from 2009-2011 with Goose Creek ISD. Jean had a strong passion and love of teaching. She was well liked by all her students, some would come back years later to visit her classroom.

Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anahuac and a Lifetime Member of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).

Jean was super witty and extremely funny. She loved pulling pranks on others and especially on her twin sister Janet. She was devoted and dedicated in everything she did, a loving and caring daughter, sister, teacher and friend to many who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Jean loved the great outdoors and all of God’s creatures. She relished the ranching lifestyle, showing her horses and cattle and raising her chickens. Jean also enjoyed vegetable gardening. She was always so passionate about the simplest things surrounding her.

Jean’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Magnolia Place in Liberty and to the Arboretum of Winnie for the special care she received from them all.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Ralph and Don “Donnie” Wesley Lagow; and her devoted fur-babies. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving twin sister Janet Lagow and husband Chip Lewis, his son Reg Lewis and family; her sister-in-law Wanda Lagow of Dayton, her daughters Donna Beth Lagow and wife Christina, Meredith Stoesser and husband Neal and family; her sister-in-law Sally Lagow Cantrell of Anahuac, her sons Ralph Langley Lagow and wife Lynnette and children, Randy Lagow and wife Andrea and children; her special and dear friends Maci and Edward Whittington and their children; along with a host of other loving relatives and dear friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Mick, Gene Campbell, Bob Campbell, Chris Campbell, Tim Wolfford and Steve Fitzgerald.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Ave S, Anahuac, TX 77514 with Trey Clark officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Jackson Cemetery in Double Bayou. The attire for the services will be casual dress.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made in Jean’s honor to the Liberty ISD Education Foundation, “Jean Elizabeth Lagow”, P.O. Box 10437, Liberty, TX 77575, or to the Houston SPCA, 900 Portway Drive, Houston, TX 77024.

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

Wade

William Hamilton “Bill” Wade, age 94 of Liberty, passed away in Baytown, TX on August 3, 2017 with his loving family by his side.

Bill was born April 9, 1923 in Fernwood, Mississippi son of the late Wilson Wade and Julia Rasmussen Wade.  He graduated from San Saba High School and then attended Texas A&M for one semester before being drafted and entered the US Army in 1943 where he served in World War II as a paratrooper.  Bill was wounded two times by enemy fire and received the WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, EAME Campaign medal with two bronze stars and the Purple Heart Medal.  Bill met his wife, Betty Wade at the Partlow House at a party and married June 21, 1947 and was married for almost forty-nine years before her passing in 1996.  They opened the Liberty Hardware Store in 1951 and was in business for twenty-five years.  Bill was then a certified mechanic for Minter Buick.  He was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Liberty where he sang in the choir.  He will be missed by all.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Betty Wade, sister; Julia Ann Harris and brother; Jack Wade.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughters; Amy Jeannette Squyres and husband James of Liberty, Ann Tubb and husband John of Houston, granddaughter; Amanda Rytych and husband James of Jacksonville, NC, brother; Charles Wade of Austin, great-grandchildren; William Tyler Rytych and Karlee Louanne Rytych, niece; Katie Garrison of Boerne, TX and sister-in-law; Kate Dimmittt of Temple, TX.

Services for William Hamilton “Bill” Wade will be Monday, August 7, 2017 at 10am at Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Strauss

Christopher Michael Strauss, 29, of Dayton passed away August 3, 2017.

Services for Christopher Michael will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 7, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating. Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

He was born July 26, 1988 in Port Arthur, Texas to parents, Richard M. Strauss and Michelle A. Lunn Strauss. Christopher was an intelligent young man and enjoyed music, television, and video games.

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Michelle Strauss of Dayton; his grandmother, Yvonne Sanders; sister, Kimberly Ann Strauss; Uncle Brian Lunn and wife Beth; a host of other relatives and friends.

Roberts

Jerry Richard Roberts, 77, of Liberty, Texas passed away, Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in Houston. He was born on March 15, 1940 in Liberty, Texas to J.B. and Hazel Lee Roberts.

Jerry was a simple man who enjoyed simple things. He drove a truck for over fifty-years for his own company, Roberts Trucking. He loved to talk and he never met a stranger. Jerry was a history buff and enjoyed watching the History and Smithsonian channels. He was the proud owner of several Harley-Davidsons. He also enjoyed flying and was a pilot of a single engine plane.

Jerry was a God loving person who loved reading the Bible. His favorite buddie was his dog named Patti who he loved dearly. Jerry will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his son; Richard Roberts. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of fifty-seven years Mary Ann Toland Roberts; his daughters Cindy Hodgson and her husband Bob; Lisa Twardowski and her husband John; his son Steve Lovell; his brothers Wayne Roberts and his wife Sandy; Buddy Roberts and his wife Lois; his brother Doug Budro and his wife Lynn; his grandchildren; Annie Roberts, Shelley Armstrong, Katie Scott and Richard Twardowski; his 3 great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Thursday August 3, 2017 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. A graveside service will be held on August 4, 2017 at 10:00am at Palm’s Memorial Park in Dayton, Texas. Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Gilmore

Ralph “Glenn” Gilmore, 75, of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, august 1, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie with burial following thereafter. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home of Dayton.

Glenn was born October 5, 1941 in Houston, to parents; Carl E. and Effie M. Gillen Gilmore, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton since the 80’s. He was a veteran of the US Army with service during Vietnam Era stationed in Alaska, a former HL&P employee and a retired Continental Airlines mechanic. He also enjoyed fishing and tinkering.

Mr. Gilmore was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Glenn Earl Gilmore. He is survived by his wife of 29 years: Joyce Tanner Gilmore of Dayton, son: Glenn E. Gilmore and companion Chelsey of Dayton, daughters: Vivian L. Hoffman and husband Michael of Freeport and Tanya Jenkins and husband David of Liberty, brother: Joe Gilmore and wife Elsie of The Woodlands, grandchildren: Cody Jenkins, Brandon Jenkins, Halie Jenkins, Kylie Frazier, and Madilyn Gilmore, great-granddaughters: Ryleigh Fregia and Raegan Fregia, his beloved companion Chico, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Milstead

Lesly Anthony "Duke" Milstead, 45, of Batson, died on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday August 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill cemetery located on Highway146 in Liberty County.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday August 2, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P. M. at Faith & Family.

Serving as pallbearers are Josh Garcia, Shane Sanders, Allan Maines, Matt Harlin, Joseph Perez, and Ricky Segovia. Honorary pallbearers are longtime friends Loyd Prather, Michael White, and sons, Nash and Drake.

" Duke" was born to Sheila Tucker on November 21, 1971 in Houston, Texas. He worked for Bechtel Construction in Beaumont as a crane operator. He married his wife Cristal Millard on February 20, 1993. Father of Nash Anthony Milstead and Justin Drake Milstead.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lester Milstead and Tony Bautista. Grandmother, Willie Mae Bautista, great uncle, Frank Bautista and uncle, Howard Milstead.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years Cristal Milstead and sons Nash and Drake Milstead of Batson. Mother-in-law, Joyce Millard of Batson, and mother, Sheila Tucker of Houston. Sister, Chasity Milstead Rosier and husband Rex of Katy. Niece, Lexus Milstead nephew, Damian Dyer and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and people who just plain loved him.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lesly Anthony "Duke" Milstead please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Dombrose

Ardith Anthony Dombrose, age 55 of Liberty, passed away August 1, 2017 in Houston, TX. 

Ardith was born March 30, 1962 in San Jose, California, son of Arthur and Portia McCoy Dombrose.  He graduated from high school in San Diego, California and lived in Liberty for twenty-two years.  He worked for Bill Lindsey Construction for twelve years before retiring.  Ardith was known around Liberty as the man on the scooter.  He was a kind and gentle man as well as a hard worker.  You could always see him outside working.  One of Ardith’s biggest fans was John Wayne.

Ardith was preceded in death by his mother.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of thirty-three years; Lisa Dombrose of Liberty, father; Arthur Dombrose of Florida, daughters; Tiffany Hill and husband David, Melissa Gilliam and husband Donnie, Mandy Vanderpool, Brittney Dombrose, sons; Michael A. Dombrose and wife Destiny, Michael M. Dombrose and eight grandchildren.

Services for Ardith Anthony Dombrose will be Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Moss Hill Community Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel of Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Adams

Laura Laverne Lewis Adams, age 85 of Lago Vista, TX formerly of Liberty, passed away August 1, 2017 in Cedar Park, TX. 

Laura was born December 30, 1931 in Goose Creek, TX daughter of the late John Gary Lewis and Marguerite Iola Hooks.  She graduated from Liberty High School in 1949 and earned her associate’s degree and was a housewife and realtor most of her life.  Laura married the love of her life, Billy Adams, and was married for fifty years until Billy’s passing in 2002.  She was the light of his life and was a very social woman.  It was said that you could always find Laura by her laugh.  Laura was a member of the First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School Classes.  She was a Girl Scout Leader as well as a band chaperone.  Laura loved her Poodles and raised Poodles for fifty years.  She will be missed by all.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Billy Adams, sister; Ida Yvonne Lewis Ford and brother; Jay Gary Lewis.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter; Laura Bennatt and husband Jim of Lago Vista, TX, sister-in-law; Marie Adams, five nephews and one niece.

Services for Laura Laverne Lewis Adams will be Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 2pm at Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 12pm to 1pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX on Thursday, August 3, 2017.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Borak

Susan Elizabeth Grice Borak, age 66 of Liberty, left this world to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, July 30, 2017.

She was a victim of COPD that had her homebound for a long time.  She fought a hard fight and finally was called to Heaven.  Susan was born October 6, 1950 in Cleveland, TX daughter of the late Bobbie Frank Grice and Dorothy Tullos Grice Williamson.  She worked as a nurse’s aide in Wharton, TX at a rest home where she cared for the elderly.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons; Jason Truman Chapman and wife Connie of Cleveland, Steven Michael Conner and wife Michelle of Cleveland, daughter; Kristin Denise Myers and husband Morgan of Barbers Hill, sister; Barbara Grice Smart and husband Mervin of Liberty, brother; William Preston Williamson (Bubba) and wife Emilie of Liberty.  She also had seven grandchildren she was so proud of.

Services for Susan Elizabeth Grice Borak will be Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10am at Ace Community Cemetery in Ace, TX with Pastor John Taylor officiating.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Randolph

Naomi Randolph, 87 also affectionately known as “Grandma”, returned to her heavenly home, July 22, 2017.

She was born to Charlie and Viola Williams, in Mont Belvieu, Texas on January 8, 1930. 

She is survived by her daughter, Dell (Ken) Black; grand-children: Kirpatrick I (Senie), Lisa, Charles, and Della (Baby), Deborah, Michael (Vicky). And Jeffery (Tracey); great-grands: Camary, Kirpatrick II, Sade, Emmitt, Tiayanna, Perische, Maciah, DaMon (Qyuen) and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Charles Williams and Viola Oliver; former husband L. S. Randolph; sister Estell Ruth Peyton; brother: J. C. Williams; nephew:  Freddie Lee Spikes; step-daughter: Rena Allen and grandsons: Ronnie and  David Allen.

Visitation is Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm - Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas), a viewing Wednesday, August 2, 2017, from 9:30am to 11:00 am – Olive Bethel Baptist Church; Hardin, Texas; funeral services will begin at 11:00am.

Pastor Gregg Bellard officiating.
Interment is in Bingham Cemetery - Hardin, 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.

Andress

Mary Mavis Andress was born on January 22, 1927, to the late Gaston Gagne Sr. and Celeste Donatto Gagne in Liberty, TX.

She was the fifth of eleven children. She married the late James Edmond Andress in February 1947 and had two children, James Darrell Andress and the late Linda  Marie Harden.

The Lord called Mavis home on July 25, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Edmond Andress, her parents, Gaston and Celeste Gagne, her siblings Christine Melonson, Paul Harris Gagne, Rogers Gagne, Wilfred Gagne, Bernadine Fontenot, Rita LeVigne, Ernie Bobby Gagne, Gaston Gagne Jr. Raymond Gagne Sr. and her daughter Linda Marie Harden.

She leaves to treasure her memory her sister Isabel Lemond, her son James Andress (Bertha), her grandchildren: William Earl Benson (Tammy), Cynthia Ann Miles Brown (Darrellyn), Roderick Miles Jr. (Cassandra), Mary Lesean Andress-Reed (Keishunn), and Eugene Gaston Miles (Susan). Her great grandchildren: D’Ebony Benson, Candice Benson, Taelour Benson,  Allison Collins, K’Ashley Collins, Danielle Miles, Gabrielle Miles, Tamaria Reed, Kelsey Miles, Kelton Miles, Madison Miles and a host of nieces, nephews, and great-great grandchildren. 

Visitation is Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas), and a viewing Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at (Sacred Heart Catholic Church). 

Rosary will begin at 10:15 am Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3730 FM 160 North; Liberty, Texas ;  funeral mass to follow at 11:00 am.
Fr. Emmanuel Ayo Efodigbue, MSP, PhD officiating.
Interment is in Our Mother of Mercy Cemetery - Ames, 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.

Welch

Maxine (Snider) Welch  age 74, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, in Hardin, Texas.

Maxine was born in Silsbee, Texas on November 26, 1942 as the daughter of the late J.T. Snider and Hazle Aldemord Snider. She enjoyed sewing, fishing, and trips to the casino. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Johnny Welch, a son Johnny Glenn Welch Jr., three brothers W.T. Snider, J.R. Snider, and Jimmy Snider. She was also preceded by her sister Marie Snider. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son Doug Welch, daughter Sara Walden, son Jerry Lee Welch, brothers Frank Snider, Freddie Snider, D.R. Snider, and Robert Snider. She also leaves her grandchildren Bridget Welch and husband Keith Bertling, Chris Welch, A.J. Welch, Kandis Welch, Ben Welch and wife Alysha, Bethany Welch, Stephanie Crane and husband Ryan, and Mickey Walden. In addition, she leaves sixteen great grandchildren, and host of other relatives and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Maxine will be held Monday July 31, 2017 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services to be held 2PM Tuesday August 1, 2017 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be left online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Broussard

A lifelong native of Raywood and Ames, Texas, she was born on the 8th of October, 1937.

She attended school in Liberty, Texas and earned high school equivalency (GED). Bertha married Homer Sylvester Broussard and started their family. Bertha and Homer were happily married for over 60 years until his death in May, 2016. She was a lover of people and very outgoing. She often said that she never met a stranger. She enjoyed visiting friends and relatives and coordinating social gatherings. She was the matriarch of the Rubit and Broussard family. She spear headed family reunions and holiday socials. Everyone enjoyed her culinary skills, from gumbo to dirty rice to coconut cake, she was the best. Bertha also loved to travel which she and Homer did quite frequently.

She was a longtime and active member of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. At Our Mother of Mercy, she served the Lord as Eucharistic Minister, assistant counselor of the Junior Daughters, volunteered at numerous Easter Rodeos and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver (Court 33) for 34 years. Bertha also volunteered at the church’s annual Food Fest.

Bertha Lee Rubit-Broussard, daughter of Armand, Sr. and Celina Chavis Rubit (deceased), died on the 25th of July, 2017. She was preceded in death by, daughter Selena Marie Broussard, her granddaughter Daphne Marie Webb, brothers: Ivory, Joseph, Armand, Jr., Abraham, Issiac Sr., Gabriel, and Roger Rubit, and sisters: Mildred Charles, Hazel Broussard, Rosie Rubit, and Lula Mae Rubit.

Bertha was a loving and dedicated Mother to her five children: Dianna Webb and husband Derrick, Rick Broussard and wife Zina, Sherman Broussard, David Broussard and Rhonda Broussard-Holmes. Her brothers and sisters: Leroy Rubit, Leon Rubit, Odelia Jackson, and Mable Stevenson. Her grandchildren: Christopher Baldwin and wife Tanell, Kellie Broussard-Curley and husband Tim, Austin Webb and wife Neilisha, Adrienne Freeman and husband Johnnie Freeman, Terrance Holmes, Jomesha Joes, DeAndre Broussard, Sophia Holoman, Brandy Holoman and Celeste Bradley, along with her great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Bertha’s Homegoing Celebration will be Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 101 Donatto Drive in Ames, Texas. Viewing will be 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., the Rosary will be at 10 a.m. ,and the service will be 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas.

Waldrop

Evelyn June Holbrook Waldrop, longtime resident of Liberty, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at age 87 in Madisonville after a lengthy illness.

Evelyn was born in Dayton on November 26, 1929, the third child and first daughter of A.C. “Chester” Holbrook, Sr. and his wife, Ellen. She graduated in the Dayton High School class of 1946, having served as drum major for the band for two years. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas as a music major in voice. She was elected Queen of Freedom in the Trinity Valley Exposition of 1948, where she was accompanied by Liberty native Nelson Waldrop, her future husband.

Evelyn and Nelson were married on January 8, 1949, and they made their home in Liberty. They had two sons, Joseph Nelson and Allan Chester. Joe was the first grandchild of Chester and Ellen Holbrook.

She enjoyed singing and playing the piano, and was an active member of the Valley Players, performing in numerous productions over the years. She was a member of the Harmony Hearts singing group, and a lifelong member and a leading soprano of Liberty’s First United Methodist Church choir.

She was a proficient bridge player and enjoyed very much her bridge days with good friends. She was active in many Liberty social clubs, including Bridge Club, Garden Club, and Women’s Club. She and Nelson were among the founding, longtime members of Magnolia Ridge Country Club.

Evelyn will be remembered as a gracious hostess. Her sparkling wit and her gift of stimulating conversation made her a joy to be around. In addition to these notable qualities, she was an excellent cook. Even when recipes were used, naturally knowing just how a dish should taste was truly her magic ingredient. She had a seemingly effortless elegance about her, always tastefully and fashionably dressed, and she always kept Joe and Allan looking sharp.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, SidneyNelson Waldrop and her loving son, Joseph Nelson Waldrop, her parents, Chester and Ellen Holbrook, her brother A.C. Holbrook, Jr. and wife June, and her brother John David Holbrook.

Evelyn is survived by her loving son Allan Chester Waldrop, her brother Bruce Holbrook and wife Betty, her brother Virgil “Buddy” Holbrook and wife Linda, all of Dayton, her sister Juanita Holbrook Rizzo and husband Sam of Madisonville, her sister-in-law Kathleen Chambliss Waldrop of Liberty, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Evelyn loved and was loved by a great many people, including a vast number of friends beyond her own very large, extended family.

A Celebration of Evelyn’s Life will be held at First United Methodist Church of Liberty, 539 Main Street, Liberty, Texas, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017. In lieu of customary expressions of sympathy, the family requests that you make a donation to the First United Methodist Church Music Fund (539 Main Street, Liberty, TX 77575) or to the charity of your choice.

Elliott

Mary Edwards Elliott, 91, of Dayton peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

Services from Mary Elliott will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor R.J. Revels, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be 9:00 to 11:00 before the service at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Acie Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Mary Elliott was born December 2, 1925 in Maryville, Louisiana to parents, Horace Edwards, Sr. and Theater Baker Edwards. Mary was baptized at an early age. She was a lifelong resident of Dayton and was known by all for her great wisdom. She loved her family and friends. She ministered to all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren about her love of the bible. Mary also shared her love through making over 589 quilts since 1982, giving these to family and friends. Mary worked at Frank’s Cafe for many years as Mrs. Frank’s loyal cook. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. Mary Edwards Elliott was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Mary Ann Jones, brothers, Horace Edwards, Jr. and Rossevelt Edwards, sisters Eva Pennywell, Annie Bell, and Ellice Stewart; nephew, Woodroe Clay, Sr., and granddaughters, Darlene, Tiffany & Janet Redmon, and great great-granddaughter, Anjelica and one god child, Bubba. She is survived by her daughters, Ruthie Walker, Lois Redmon, and Barbara Criner; sons, Cleveland Elliott, Jr., Robert Elliott, Sr. and wife Etherine and Joe Steveson Elliott and wife Dana; 20 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, 22 great great-grandchildren; great niece, Gail Robertson and great nephew, Woodroe Clay, Jr., numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Chambless

James Harold " Paw Paw" Chambless, 62, of Votaw died Monday, July 24, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Saratoga, with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Menard Chapel Cemetery in Livingston, in Polk County.

Serving as pallbearers are Michael Damon, Sidney Taylor, Thomas Caruther, Jassen Reed, Matt Warzon, and Ernie Hazelwood. Honorary pallbearers are Richard McGee and James Long.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Saratoga.

James was born July 9, 1955, in Cleveland, to William McKinley Chambless and Minnie Richardson. He had lived in Votaw all his life and was a Motor Man with Unit Drilling of Humble. To those who knew James he was a gentle giant and was loved by many. He loved to hunt deer and hogs and loved being outdoors. An avid gardener he gave vegetables to his friends and family to enjoy. James was " Just A Good Ole Boy".

He was preceded in death by his parents and niece Brandy Kay Chambless.He survived by his wife, Emily Chambless who loved him very much. Sons, Michael Damon and wife April of Rye, Sidney Allen Taylor and wife Ashley of Rye, William Chambless of Rye, and Roy Glen Chambless of Dallas. Daughter, Sara Taylor and husband Thomas of Votaw. Brothers, Roy Jean Chambless of Votaw, William Richard Chambless of Rye, and Guary Chambless of Votaw. Sisters, Ann Wright of Votaw, Minnie Hazelwood of Votaw, and Jessie Edge of Grapeland.

Grandchildren are Rhiannon, Lauren, Bonnie, Addie, Olivia, Aiden, Kamilla, Tristan, and Avelyn.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Harold " Paw Paw" Chambless please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

McCullough

Patricia Ann McCullough 74, of Beaumont, TX, passed away Saturday morning July 22, 2017, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

She was born in Beaumont, TX on April 13, 1943. She was the only child of Vincent and Sybile Marino. She graduated from South Park High School in Beaumont, where she was a member of the FFA and was FFA sweetheart. After she married, she resided in Nome, TX for over thirty years. Patricia had several jobs during her life including receptionist at a car dealership, cook at a restaurant, and she was also a home health care nurse for around a decade. Taking care of others was her passion. She was lovingly known as "Tish" by family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, and she loved her pet Chihuahua, Daffy.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter and son, Michelle and Jamie, her husband, James, and her grandson, Tyler.

A service of remembrance will be held at Faith & Family Funeral Services in Batson on Friday, July 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. and her family will be receiving friends on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Faith & Family Funeral Services. Her final resting place will be at Rosedale Cemetery in Sour Lake alongside her mother and father.

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

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

Gray

Wayne Lamar Gray, of Onalaska, formerly of Liberty, died on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at St. Lukes Hospital The Woodlands, with his family by his side. He was 80.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday July 27, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson, with Willie West and Buster Hudspeth officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday July 26, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

Serving as pallbearers are Colby Fregia, Caleb Wright, Alex Leal, Keith Price, Joe Wayne Fregia, and Jerry Long. Honorary pallbearers are Dusty Garrett, Gene Allen, David Burns, and Bobby Burns.

A native and longtime residence of Liberty, Wayne had moved to Onalaska, in 1998. He was a Oilfield Consultant for Sterling Energy of Houston. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who proudly served his country and a member of First Baptist Church of Batson.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Carlton Gray, Ollie Gray, and H.A. Gray. Sister, Peggy Guidry, and grandson, Zachariah Wright. He is survived by his wife, Mary Gray of Onalaska, son, Bill Wright and wife Bridgette of Montgomery. Daughters, Lila " Susie" Garrett and husband James of Onalaska, Beth Pritchard and husband Mike of Conroe, and Sonia Gray-Baez and husband Ed of Georgetown. Sisters, Muriel Taylor and husband L.C. of Old River, and Zelda Wright of La Porte, and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

Grandchildren are Summer Mitchell and husband Jackie, Tiffani Price and husband Keith, Will Fregia, Caleb Wright and wife Charity, Colby Fregia and wife Summer, Dusty Garrett, Coty Leal and husband Alex. Great grandchildren are Cameron Fregia, Ragen McGinley, Isabella Price, Izaac Price, Jaiden Garrett, and Cayden Garrett.

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

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

Sullivan

Leon Sullivan, 76, of Hull, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 22, 2017, after battling Glioblastoma Multiforme, a very aggressive form of brain cancer.

A celebration of Douglas Leon Sullivan's life will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc in Batson, Texas and will be officiated by Brother Bill Fabriguze. Visitation will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Faith & Family.

Leon was born in Liberty, Texas and spent the early part of his childhood in San Augustine. His family moved to Hull, where he attended school, and later raised his own family.

He worked at Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Beaumont for almost 25 years. Following the closure of Bethlehem's Beaumont shipyard, he attended Lamar University and received an Associate's Degree in Process Engineering. He then went to work as a Process Operator for Exxon Mobil in Beaumont, from which he retired.

Leon is preceded in death by his parents, Carl Jasper Sullivan and Alice L. Penrod Sullivan, and his older brother, Earl Sullivan. He is survived by his wife, Diane Sullivan, his children; Wayde Sullivan and wife Sherry of Montgomery, Texas, Mike Sullivan and wife Dalonna of Cedar Park, Texas, Christy Hardt and husband Mitch of Sour Lake, Texas, and Jody Cowart and wife Laurie of LaBelle, Texas, ten grandchildren; Leslie Sullivan, Cole Sullivan, Kase Sullivan, Riley Radford, Kyle Sullivan, Reid Sullivan, Mackenzie Hardt, Cameron Hardt, Nathan Cowart, and Meagan Cowart; one great grandchild; Blake Olivia Holt, brothers; Richard Sullivan and wife Amy of Carthage, Texas, Wayne Sullivan and wife Linda of Hull, Texas, sisters; Dorothy Kolb of Winnie, Texas, Alyne Perry of Willis, Texas, and Sharon Sullivan of Hull, Texas.

His life revolved around his faith and around his family and close friends. He and his wife, Diane, recently began attending Calvary Baptist Church in Beaumont, where they made many new and wonderful friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, Girlstown, U.S.A. & Family Resource Centers, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174-0001 1-800-687-3722 www.calfarley.org

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital P.O. Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101-9929

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

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson, Texas 77519.

Wiggins

Gerald Frost Wiggins, age 40 of Liberty, TX passed away July 20, 2017 in Raywood, TX. 

Gerald was born May 20, 1977 in Liberty, son of Albert Wiggins and Debbie Weems Sherrell.  He graduated from Sealy High School and worked as a rig supervisor for C&L Vacuum.  In his spare time, Gerald enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Gerald was a character and a half and was always pulling jokes on people.  When asked how old he was, Gerald always responded that he was twenty-one years old.  He passion in life was pulling up to a drilling rig and his face would light up.  He loved his family and will be missed by all.

Gerald was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Albert and Jerry Wiggins and maternal grandparents; Buddy and Betty Weems.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of thirteen years; Connie Wiggins of Liberty, daughters; Noah Wiggins, April Alexis Drews, son; Dalton Christopher Drews, father; Albert Wiggins and wife Glennann, mother; Debbie Sherrell and husband Jaime, sisters; Peggy Wiggins, Leslie Wiggins, Samantha Wiggins and numerous cousins and close family members.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Services, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with a memorial service as a later date.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Singleton

Elnora Leona Singleton of Dayton, formerly of Daisetta, died Wednesday July 19, 2017 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. She was 83.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday July 21, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson. Interment will follow at Palms Memory Park of Dayton.

Serving as pallbearers are Jimmy Whiddon, Troy Mitchell Jr. Cody Mitchell, James Kenneth Taylor, Vernon Fregia and Vernon Fregia Jr.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday July 20, 2017 from 5:00P.M. until 9:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

She was born in Hull, Texas, September 27, 1933 to Tojan Fregia and Drusilla Dowdell. She had lived in Daisetta, many years before moving to Dayton where she lived for eleven years. Elnora had worked as a caretaker. She was a member of Bibleway Pentecostal Church of Liberty.

She was preceded in death by her brother, J.D. Fregia and parents. Survivors are son, Troy Mitchell of Dayton, brother, Raymond Fregia and wife Gracie of Ames, sister, Natalie Taylor and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of loving friends who will miss her very much.

Grandchildren are Brichelle Mitchell, Troy Mitchell Jr. Justin Trevor Mitchell, Cody Bryce Mitchell and wife Cady. Great - grandchildren, Lane Mitchell, and Karson

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

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Hard

Jewel Edna Hard, 73, of Hull, Texas passed away, Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Beaumont. She was born June 27, 1944 in Houston, Texas the daughter of the late, Dorley Mathews and Dorothy Holmes Mathews.

Jewel was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She had many hobbies but especially enjoyed camping trips with her family. She loved fishing, crabbing and tending to her flower garden, but was most passionate about her family. She cherished her role as grandmother. For over thirty-five years, she worked as the company bookkeeper and accountant for the family owned Hard’s Marine Service.

Jewel was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Robert Mathews. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Charles L. Hard of Hull; her daughters, Robin Vickery and her husband Steve of Cleveland; Monie Hard Chandler and her husband JD of Liberty; and her brother David Mathews. In addition, she leaves behind, her beloved grandchildren; Craig Vickery; Alexandra Vickery, Baylee Chandler, Kamdyn Chandler, Abigail Vickery, Kolstyn Chandler and Kensleigh Chandler.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Craig Vickery, Jake Clay, Shayne Carter, Wade Fuller, Brian Sellers, Cordrey Sellers and Willie Frank Martin. Pastor Carlton Bailey of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Moss Hill will be officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10am at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Moss Hill. A graveside service will be held at 2pm at Brookside Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Condolences and memories can be left online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Singletary

Irene Singletary 100, of Saratoga, died on Friday, July 14, 2017, at The Kountze Nursing Center.

A homegoing celebration will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, with Reverend Frank Aragon, officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Serving as pallbearers are Kevin Singletary, Scott Wright, Sonny White, James Allen Taylor, Warner Triplett, Keith Jeanes, Harry Brown and Randy Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Bud Chadwick, Orvil Davis, Billy Martin, Sam Loftin, Charlie Daniel, and Pee Wee Daniel.

There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Sunday, July 16, 2017, starting at 1:00 P.M.until time of service at Faith & Family.

She was born August 29, 1916, in Livingston, Texas, to Monroe Bloomfield and Georgia Baker. Irene had lived in Saratoga, all her life and was a homemaker and a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Saratoga.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband Jay Singletary. Sons, Jay Dean Singletary and John Monroe Singletary, and brothers, Preston Bloomfield and R.J. Bloomfield.

She is survived by her son, Neal Singletary and wife Lisa of Onalaska, daughter- in- law, Shirley Singletary of Livingston, and nieces and a nephew. Grandchildren are Diane, Sandra, Rhonda, Kevin, Kristin, and Dan. Also numerous great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren and a host of loving friends.

For those who would like to make a memorial contribution in memory of Irene Singletary may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund of Saratoga.

The Singletary family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the Kountze Nursing Center staff and volunteer staff for their wonderful care.

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

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services 40847 Hwy 105 E Batson, Texas 77519. Earning your trust one family at time.

Etue

Elizabeth LeeAnn Walls Etue of Nederland, TX died on Thursday July 6, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. She was 43.

Elizabeth was born April 1, 1974 in Beaumont, Texas to Donald Walls and Lee Evelyn Hull. She had lived in Nederland and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her father and step-mother, Donald and Darlene Walls of Pasadena. Son, Hunter Etue of Evadale; daughters, Victoria McClelland and husband T.J. of Evadale; and Tabitha Etue and partner Caleb Smart of Evadale. Brothers, Donald Walls of Arkansas, David Walls of Kirbyville, Tim Walls of Houston, Greg Walls of Maryland, Keith Walls of Houston, and Matthew Holcombe of Arkansas, and sister,, Michelle Pope of Pasadena. Grandchildren, Ian McClelland, Harper McClelland and Natalie McClelland.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday July 10, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday July 9, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Elizabeth LeeAnn Walls Etue please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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Rubash

Joyce Fae Rubash, age 86 of Liberty, passed away at her residence in Liberty on July 13, 2017 with her loving family by her side. 

Joyce was born November 10, 1930 in Liberty, daughter of the late Jacob and Adenisa Newborn.  Joyce graduated from Liberty High School in 1949 and then went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Houston.  She was the food service director for Rice University and retired after twenty-five plus years.  Joyce was a published author where she wrote the Food & Wine Dictionary.  She was a member of the Lower Trinity Valley Bird Club where she served as a past secretary.  Joyce was also a past president and member of the Coterie Club.  She was an avid quilter but mostly she loved her family.  She will be missed by all.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband; James Joseph Rubash, grand-son-in-law; Michael Savage, sister; Loyce Guy, and brother; J.A. Newborn.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; Mark Rubash and wife Ginger of Friendswood, TX, Brad Rubash and wife Page of Ackworth, GA, grandchildren; Heather Savage, Michael Rubash, Haley Rubash, five great-grandchildren, nieces; Nena Richardson, Nancy Middlebrook, Ann Horvath and one nephew; Paul Humber.

Services for Joyce Fae Rubash will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with Ron Davis officiating.  Private graveside will be at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Johnson

David Lloyd Johnson, Sr., 86, of Hardin, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Beaumont.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Hardin Baptist Church. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Hardin Baptist Church with burial following at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. David was born September 19, 1930 in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, to parents; Robert Melvin and Betty Lois Middleton Johnson, a former resident of Pineland, and has resided in Hardin for the past 52 years. He was a graduate of the Pleasant Hill High School, received his Masters in Education from Stephen F. Austin, and a veteran of the US Air Force. David was also a former 4H leader, member of the Jersey Cattle Association, Louisiana Forestry Association, and Deacon of the Hardin Baptist Church. He retired from education after serving many years as a teacher and a principal. Following retirement he spent his time in the agricultural business, especially working cattle. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Robert Glen Johnson and Trentice Van Johnson, and sister: Yvonne Rogers. He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Alice Garner Johnson of Hardin, sons: David L. Johnson, Jr. of Beaumont, Robert Johnson and wife Becky of Mont Belvieu, and Kevin Johnson and wife Stacey of Kountze, brother: Benton Johnson of Louisiana, sisters: Emily Dillard of Louisiana and Linda Scaife of Louisiana, grandchildren: Jamie Benton and husband Nick, Robert Taylor Johnson, Haley Dawn Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Jr., Kyle Johnson and wife Samantha, and Kaila Foster and husband Matt, great-grandchildren: Remington and Easton Foster, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. For those who desire, donations may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or the American Heart Association in David’s memory.

Cupples

Lou Ella Byrum Cupples, 77, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with services concluding thereafter.

Lou was born November 29, 1939 in Jackson, Tennessee, to parents; William C. and Elizabeth Timms Byrum, a former resident of Baytown, and has resided in Dayton for the past 27 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and watching her soap operas.

Mrs. Cupples was preceded in death by her parents, sister: Barbara Byrum, and brother: William Curtis Byrum, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 45 years: Donald Cupples, Sr. of Dayton, son: Curtis Cupples and wife Crystal of Dayton, daughter: Robbie Lynn Byrum of Tennessee, stepsons: Donald Cupples, Jr. and wife Lisa of Tennessee and Dennis Cupples of Tennessee, stepdaughter: Venessa Cupples of Tennessee, brothers: Sonny Byrum of Tennessee and Jerry Glen Byrum and wife Linda of Tennessee, sister: Linda Alexander and husband Gary of Tennessee, grandchildren: Dylon, April, Chase, Kayla, and Faith Cupples, great-grandchildren: Daisy, Brooklyn, and Christian Cupples, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Henicke

Rosemary Henicke, 88, of Spring, Texas passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Baytown, Texas. She was born on April 29, 1929 in Galveston, Texas to William and Estelle Libby Haynes.

Rosemary was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Anahuac. She had many hobbies some of which included cooking and crossword puzzles. Rosemary also enjoyed canning various items produced by her husband Frank’s garden and making her famous blackberry jelly. She cared for and loved her family unconditionally. Her children and grandchildren were her biggest joys. Rosemary will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 63 years, Frank Gus Henicke; her son Darryl Henicke; one sister; and her four brothers. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons Aaron Henicke and wife Janelle of Grapeland, Texas and Michael Henicke and wife Judy of Baytown, Texas; her ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; and a host of other extended family and friends.

Honoring the family and serving as pallbearers will be Rosemary’s grandsons Jason Henicke, Cullen Henicke, Adam Henicke, Cory Henicke, Sam Henicke and Jeremy Henicke.   Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 1201 South Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral service will begin at 10am at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Avenue South, Anahuac, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Landolt

Melvina “Mel” Louise Harris Landolt, 88, of Huffman, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2017, at the Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the First Baptist Church of Huffman. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Huffman. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Melvina was born May 5, 1929 in Huffman, to parents Victor, Sr. and Mattie D. Tabor Harris. On July 19, 1952, she married Willie Landolt & they made their home in Houston while raising their family. The couple moved to Brenham to enjoy their retirement years, until Bill's death in early 2002. Shortly thereafter, Mel decided to move back to her hometown, where she lived independently until mid-2016. For the past year or so she resided at the home of her son & daughter-in-love Melanie, who has been the most loving & tireless caregiver anyone could ever hope for. Mel was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Huffman, and a devout Christian lady. She was an amazing momma who loved Jesus and her family. She graduated from Huffman High School, attended business college, and was a retired bookkeeper. Mrs. Landolt was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Willie B. Landolt, Jr., and brother: Kenneth Harris. Melvina is survived by her children: Becky & husband Jay McKee, Kathi & husband Alex Cabal and David & Melanie Landolt. Grandchildren: Ben Davis, Cheryl Landolt Carroll & husband Bryan & Crystal Landolt. Great Grandchildren: Shelby Carroll & Riley Carroll. She is also survived by brother Victor Harris, Jr. & by sisters: Cordelia Monroe, Joyce Badgett & Violet Edwards; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, & friends. Memorial donations may be made to: First Baptist Church Huffman – Building Fund, P. O. Box 7, Huffman, TX 77336.

Rojas

Doranely Rojas, 21, of Dayton died June 28, 2017.

Visitation for Doranely will be Friday, July 7, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Friday evening at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery

She was born August 2, 1995 in Houston, Texas to parents Demecio Rojas and Bernardina Urieta Rojas. Doranely enjoyed trucks and the race track. She was a member of the Truck ‘n Dolls Club.

Ms. Rojas is survived by her parents, Demecio Rojas and Bernardina Urieta of Dayton; her sister, Abigail Rojas; brothers, Freddy Rojas and Demecio Rojas, Jr.; also nieces, Yarmeni and Emily.

Hall

Mary Sue Hall of Hull, TX, died Saturday July 1, 2017 at College Health Care Center in Beaumont. She was 67.

Graveside service will be held on Thursday July 6, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Guedry cemetery in Batson, with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday July 5, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at The Word Fellowship Church in Hull.

A native of Dayton, Texas, she was a homemaker and had lived in the community since 1950. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill L. Evans and Sharline Ruth Regian Evans, and son, Joseph Wesley Hall.

Survivors are her husband, Joseph Carl " Dib" Hall of Moss Hill, son, Issac Hall and wife Delta of Moss Hill, and daughter, Tina Harvell and fiance Wade Dennis of Sour Lake. Sisters, Ruth Ann Duff of Dayton, Debbie Evans of Arizona, and Wanda Duff of Moss Hill. Mary loved playing Bingo going as far as Oklahoma to playing.

Grandchildren, Jeffery Gilliam, Matthew Hortman, Amanda Hall, Joseph " Bubba" Hall, Cassi Hall, Zachary Hall, and 8 great-grandchildren.

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

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Morgan

Weldon Eugene "Goat" Morgan of Saratoga, Texas, died on Saturday July 1, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 82.

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday July 6, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Mark Ainsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Oilfield Cemetery in Saratoga. Serving as pallbearers are Noah Pitre, Jason Anderson, Collis Stanley, Dusty Morgan, Nicky Page and Doug Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are Fred Trahan, Billy Phillips and Billy Martin, Walter Trahan, Jim Cryer, Don Brown, and Roger Hobbs.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday July 5, 2017 also at Faith & Family Funeral Services from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Goat was born June 20, 1935 in Saratoga, TX to Stanley Morgan and Minnie Placker. He was a lifelong resident of Saratoga and was an oilfield worker.

Goat is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Clayton Morgan, Collis Morgan and Jack Morgan.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Faye Wells Morgan of Saratoga., son, Weldon Douglas Morgan of Saratoga., daughters, Jean Gillen and husband Stephen of Saratoga, Rene' Anderson and husband Rodger of Livingston and Lesha Page of Saratoga., grandchildren, Stacy, Noah, Jason, Jessica, Kaci, Dusty, Nay Nay, Collis and Nicky., great grandchildren, 20 and great great grandchildren, 2.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Weldon Eugene "Goat" Morgan please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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Burge

Lavetra “Beedie” Burge, 90, of Dayton, passed away in Webster, Texas on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm at Pace Stancil Funeral Home – Dayton. A funeral service will be at 12:00 pm on that day in the chapel of Pace Stancil. Burial will take place at 2:00 pm at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Beedie (as she was known by her family and friends) was born on February 4. 1927 in Warren, Arkansas to parents; Willie Frank and Ida Belle Tiner. She was a resident of Dayton, Texas for 34 years. Beedie was people person. She loved all people and had a special love for her family and her church family. She loved cooking, baking and gardening. Beedie was a proud member of the Dayton Gardening Club for several years.

Mrs. Burge was preceded in death by her parents: Willie Frank and Ida Belle Tiner, husband of 64 years: Richard Burge, brothers: Wayne and Bob Tiner, and sister; Louise Charles. She is survived by her children: Derrin Burge and his wife Sharon, Dorendia Hamilton and her husband Paul, Renee Baker and her husband Buddy, and Cathie Halbrook and her husband Ric, brother: Willie Tiner and his wife Valerie, sisters: Becky Carpenter and Dolly Jones, grandchildren: Clint Hamilton, Shaneon Hamilton, Meredith Hayes, Paul David Hamilton, Shelley Burge, Ricci Halbrook, Abby Burge, Ryan Halbrook and Steven White, great grandchildren: Josh Hamilton, Clint Hamilton, Heather Hamilton, Jacob Hayes, Nicki Hamilton, Emily Hamilton, Sydney Halbrook, Sophia Hamilton, Avery Valdez, Jonas Halbrook, Emery Booker, and Sullivan Halbrook, great-great grandchild: Brantley Hamilton. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Myrick

Jimmy Glenn Myrick, age 70 of Dayton, TX, passed away in Conroe, TX July 1, 2017 with his loving family by his side.

Jimmy was born April 2, 1947 in Hardin, TX, son of the late Robert Clifton Myrick and Alberta George Bush Myrick.  Jimmy worked for the Texas Department of Corrections in Dayton for several years before retiring.  He loved fishing and hunting but most of all loved taking care of his loving wife Marie.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and a brother; Robert Myrick.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty-two years; Marie Myrick of Dayton, daughter; Tina O’Quinn and husband Ray of Cleveland, TX, son; Glenn Myrick and wife Renee of Magnolia, TX, brother; Doyle Myrick of Crosby, TX, sisters; Mary Bitner of Mount Belvieu, TX, Ivy O’Quinn and husband Doyle of Lumberton, TX, Wanda Myrick of Liberty, TX, Jeanette Myrick of Baytown, TX, honorary daughters; Teresa Siemeck and Stacey Burns, grandchildren; Paige Morrison, Kyle Collins, Lynndsey Handcock, Matthew Myrick, Courtney Myrick and great-grandchild; Ellie Myrick.

Services for Jimmy Glenn Myrick will be Monday, July 3, 2017 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be two hours prior to service from 12pm to 2pm in the chapel at Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Patton

Richard Samuel " Ricky" Patton of Batson, Texas died on Thursday June 29, 2017 at Christus Southeast Texas Health System of Beaumont. He was 65.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday July 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Jordan cemetery in Batson. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Monday July 3, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at The Batson Prairie Baptist Church of Batson. Serving as pallbearers are Jay Roth, Jacoby Roth, Eric Patton, Haylee Patton, Jessica Tanner, Katie Tanner, Angel Roth and Hailey Henry.

A native of Liberty, he had lived in Batson most of his life and was a retired Diesel Mechanic for Liberty County Precinct 1. He was preceded in death by his parents, Welton Patton and Billie Jean Jordan. Sister, Lana Kay Anderson and brother Walter Patton.

Survivors are his wife of 35 years Tammie Patton of Batson. Sons, Robert Patton and wife Diane of Jacksonville, FL and Richard Welton Patton and wife Heather of Pennsylvania. Daughters, Elizabeth Tanner and husband Jerry of Batson, and Diana Roth and husband Jacob of Batson. Brothers, Ronald Dean Patton and wife Lou of Liberty, Joe Patton and wife Diane of Batson, and James " Jim" Patton of Batson, and sister Dorothy Sellers and husband Wilbur of Moss Hill.

Grandchildren are Jacoby, Angel, Haylee, Jessica, Jay, Eric, Katelyn, Ryan, Callie, Izabella, and great grandchild Addy.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Richard Samuel " Ricky" Patton please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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Norman

Terry Lynn Norman, 70, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 at his home.

He was born on June 8, 1947 in Livingston, Texas to Newton Fred and Dixie Walters Norman. Terry was a 1965 graduate of Anahuac High School and proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1966 to 1970. He worked 29 years for Trinity Bay Conservation District and for the last 10 years also served as the Chambers County Veteran Service Officer. Terry was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac and a Past Commander of the American Legion Freeman Spath Post 104 in Anahuac.

Terry loved working in his shop, building or refinishing furniture and taking pictures of the wonders of nature. But most of all he loved taking pictures of his grandchildren.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers Rickie Norman and Roger Norman; and one sister, Dana Fancher. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 44 years, Myra Hand Norman; his two daughters, Kimberly Poe and husband Sam of Humble, Texas and Crystal Norman of Fort Worth, Texas; his three grandchildren, Lilly Anne Poe, Ethan Ryan Poe and Blake Owen Poe; his two sisters, Deborah Wheat and husband Jackie and Joann Orn and husband Curtis, all of Anahuac; his one brother, Russell Norman and wife Sharon of Diboll, Texas; and a host other loving relatives and friends. Terry will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Monday, July 3, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, with Dr. Kenn Munn officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Gibson, Amos Ray, Donnie Waits, Corey Gilbert, Will Smith and Tim Nash. Honorary pallbearer will be Dale Vanderpol.

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

Vardell

Connie Jo Vardell, 75, of Baytown, Texas, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Baytown.

She was born on July 22,1941 in Canadian, Texas to Joseph and Neva Day. Connie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She was the wife of a Custom Wheat Harvester, and farmer, at the early age of 17. Connie loved working with her cattle and being outdoors. Around 1990, they decided to leave the farm and traveled together until the early 2000’s, with John her husband working various construction jobs throughout the U.S. They both cherished these years together and met many dear friends.

Connie was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. You could always find her at their sporting and extra-curricular events growing up. Connie was one of their biggest supporters, and was always proud of her family.

Connie had numerous hobbies, some of which included her love of reading which she passed down to her children and grandchildren, playing cards and dominos. In her younger years, she loved singing in the church choir. But what she really enjoyed was basketball and football. She never missed March Madness, the Rockets or her favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 46 years, John Earl Vardell; and her children John Alan Vardell and Dr. Kristan Vardell. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son Joe Vardell and wife Jackie of Anahuac; her daughter-in-law Vicki Vardell of Baytown; her grandchildren Alaina Hood and husband Allen of Mont Belvieu, Jennifer Kahla and husband Josh of Anahuac and Kasi Vardell of Baytown; her great-grandchildren Zoey and Ava Hood and Alex Kahla; and other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Jackie Doyle Vardell, Allen Hood, Josh Kahla, Steve Gillioz, Stan Martin and Matt Turner. Honorary pallbearer will be Roy Wickham.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Please note that funeral services will be held at 10am on Monday, July 3, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 602 N. Main Street in Dayton, Texas with Rev. Aubrary Ritter officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Langdon

James Avery Langdon, 43, of Pasadena, Texas, passed away in Houston, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Old Waverly Cemetery in New Waverly, Texas, with burial following thereafter.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland, Texas.

James "Jamie" was born October 10, 1973, in Houston, to parents; Ronald and Judy Langdon, and has been a lifelong resident of Pasadena.  He was a former boilermaker, recently self-employed.  He enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, camping, and going to the beach.

Mr. Langdon was preceded in death by his mother:  Judy K. Hendren Langdon and brother:  John Eric Langdon.  He is survived by his daughter:  Danielle Langdon Perkins, father:  Ron Langdon, sisters:  Angela Langdon, Marsha Nowlin and husband Tim, and Melinda McKewen and husband Jeremy, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers include Freddy Estrada, Joshua Estrada, Brandon Estrada, Ethan Kuykendall, Eric Nowlin and Tim Nowlin.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested Memorial contributions for James "Jamie" Avery Langdon as an expression of sympathy to be made to the Old Waverly Cemetery Trustee Fund. The exact location is to be announced.

Rash

Herbert Allen Rash, 63, of Splendora, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Kingwood Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.

Herbert was born August 30, 1953 in Houston, to parents; Sam Rash and Elizabeth Wilson Rash, and has been a lifelong resident of Splendora.  He was a graduate of the Splendora High School class of 1971, owner/operator of Casco Auto Parts, member of the Shepherd Masonic Lodge #866, and a longtime contributor to the Splendora community.  He also enjoyed cars, cooking, 4-wheelers, and shopping.

Mr. Rash was preceded in death by his father:  Sam Rash, mother:  Elizabeth Wilson Johnson, brother:  Howard Rash, and nephews:  Kevin and Taylor Rash.  He is survived by his wife of four years:  Keri Varnes Rash, son:  Elijah “Eli” Rash and wife Brittany, daughter:  Jennifer Rash and companion Chris Walker, stepchildren:  Andrea Milton, Annie Michelle, Kara Gillenwater, Justin Hickman, and Logan Gillenwater, brother:  Thomas Rash, sister:  Hazel Dawkins, his beloved Momma Dog, numerous God children, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

To those who desire donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital at P.O. Box 1525, Ranson, WV 25438, in Herbert’s name.

Grabein

Charles Edwin Grabein passed away on June 23rd in Liberty, TX at the age of 86. He was born on May 1st, 1931 to Edwin and Issa Jasper Grabein in Conroe, TX and spent his youth working alongside his father (the local Fire Chief and City Superintendent) in the fire department and other various city projects.

Charles graduated from Conroe High School in 1948, attended SHSU for a year, then proudly served the next 14 years in the U.S. Navy. In October of 1950, Charles married Carol Manos, also form Conroe. During the following 48 years, they raised five children - Jackie, Clyde, Sherrie, Wayne and Craig. During his time with the Navy, Charles served many different roles including combat photographer. While stationed at NAS New Orleans, Charles was charged with providing entertainment for the base including designing the station golf course, operating the base movie theater, and leading several bands. One band, The Ambassadors, became quite popular in the New Orleans jazz and dance community. Once honorably discharged from the Navy, Charles became a high school band director. He earned a degree in music education at Sam Houston State University, and taught in public schools for 33 years. Several of the schools in which he taught included Willis, Livingston, Huffman, Kennedy, Junction, and Kountze. After retiring, he volunteered in the Liberty and Dayton, TX school systems. For the past 17 years, Charles has lived in Liberty, TX, with wife Ann Raley Daniel, who he married in the summer of 2001. He proudly helped raise her son, Will, and considered her four grown daughters his own - Patricia, Treasia, Jackie and Joanie. Charles proudly served as Sergeant At Arms for the local Rotary Club, and Commander for the Dayton Memorial American Legion Post 512. He was the director of The Invincible Eagle Community Band for several years, led his own Charlie Gray Big Band, and participated in various functions with The Valley Players. Grabein was also an aircraft pilot (often building and repairing his own planes), rebuilt WW2 Jeeps, was a musical instrument repairman for H&H Music Co., owned and operated several photography studios, was a licensed locksmith, a bona fide movie buff, a terrible fisherman, and - according to at least one source - a beast at Mexican Train Dominoes. He loved his family very much, and never met a stranger. Memorial services will be held at St. Stephens Episcopal church in Liberty, starting 11am on July 8th, with a catered reception to follow. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Liberty Rotary Club in his honor. Charles Grabein is survived by his five children and their spouses, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren as well as his wife Ann and her five children, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Simon

Lillie passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in her home.  A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3620 Hwy. 90, Liberty, Texas.

She was born April 16, 1933 in Van Vleck, Texas to Wesley and LC (Monroe) Dorsey.  She moved to Palm Spring, California in 1971, lived there for 35 years; moved back to Ames where she spent the remaining 10 years of her life.  In Palm Spring she became a Jehovah’s Witness in 1983. She loved engaging in the ministry and sharing her hope of an everlasting life on a paradise earth.   Her love for Jehovah God grew every day until her death, and Jehovah will not forget her love for Him and His Son Jesus Christ.       

She attended Franklin Beauty College in Houston, Texas where she received a degree in Cosmetology and worked as a hair stylist for 35 years.  While in Palm Spring she later attended College of the Desert that acquired her job in banking. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and LC Dorsey, step-father, Louis Simon, loving husband, John Simon and sister, Johnnie Lois Smith.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Ann Antoine (Curry) and Kathleen Turner both of Ames, Texas; five (5) brothers – John Dorsey of Ames, Claudie Ray Dorsey of Palm Spring, California, Robert Simon (Ethel) of Bronx, New York, Johnny Lee Simon (Irene) of Ames, and Harold Simon (Rose) of Ames; two (2) sisters – Dorothy Gail (Simon) Cobb of New Iberia Louisiana and Carol (Simon) Caldwell (Bobby) of Houston, Texas; one (1) grand-daughter, Tanisha Ozan, two (2) great-grand children, Tyrin Diante’ and Ashlyn Paige Semien of Ames and numerous other relatives, friends, and her spiritual families in Texas and Palm Spring, California.

Lillie will be greatly missed and loved by all who knew her, especially her family. Memories and online condolences may be shared at: www.wellsfuneralservices.com.

Palmer

Paul Dewayne Palmer, 45, of Batson, died on Friday June 23, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday June 27, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

A native of Houston, TX, he had lived in Batson, and was a self employed Logger. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Chester Williams, Millie Hopson Williams, Mack Palmer and Obilene Palmer.

Survivors are his wife, Cindy Palmer of Batson, parents, Paul Glen and Betty Jane Williams Palmer of Rye. Sons, Aubrey Palmer and wife Brittney of Rye, Jacob " Mack" Palmer of Rye, Zachary Palmer of Seattle, WA, Mason Palmer of Crosby, and Justin Lopez and wife Lauren of Liberty. Daughters, Erika Lopez of Batson, and Shelby Lafour of Batson. Brothers, Kenneth " Bubba" Palmer and wife Renae of Hardin, and Glen Palmer and wife Joleen of Oklahoma, and sister, Kimberly Kirkley of Livingston. Paul is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

Grandchildren are MaKenna, Brantley, Bree, Rilynn, Keegan, Emma, Ava, Braylee, Liam, and Madilyn.

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

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

Oliver

John Henry Oliver, 90, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Kingwood Medical Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Cleveland Memorial Park.

John was born September 4, 1926 in Cleveland, to parents; Charlie Oliver and Icey Oliver, and has been a lifelong resident of Cleveland.  He was a veteran of the US Navy with service during WWII, a life member of the VFW Post #1839, and a retired truck driver.  He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, and tinkering.

Mr. Oliver was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Shirley Jean Oliver; daughter:  Nancy Helen Traxler, son: Herbert Traxler, brothers: Dee, Bob, Brooks and Bill Oliver, sisters:  Lois Cupps and Dorothy Smith. He is survived by his companions:  Happy and Biscuit, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

VanWormer

Virgil Blaine VanWormer, 74, of Batson died Friday, June 6, 2017, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Saturday June 24, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. till time of service.

Virgil was born October 24, 1942 in Sparta, WI to Virgil Blaine VanWormer Sr. and Evelyn Doris Wolfe. He was had lived in Batson, most of his life and was a carpenter by trade and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Hellon Bennett of Batson; son, Michael VanWormer of Shepherd, and numerous brothers and sisters. Grandchildren are Marie Parsons and Leigha Felix.

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

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

Wimberly

Tabitha Dawn Wimberly was given her angel wings June 14, 2017 after a brave battle against cancer.

A resident of Dayton, Texas for most of her life, she was a true-blue Cajun, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on March 13, 1980. Nothing made her happier than the sand between her toes, a Saints win and Daddy’s good home cooking. Tabitha lived every day to the fullest and loved just as hard as she lived. Whether it was parasailing over the ocean or jumping from a plane, she never wasted the precious time God granted her. Tabby, as many of her loved ones called her, was passionate about many things, the most visible being her many tattoos. Her collection of ink was extensive, and each mark told a story and held great meaning. She also loved the finer things in life, and spared no expense on looking her best always, even if it was just to run to the store or even to the beach. Tabby worked her CEC, earning the spot as the night shift Book-in Officer, a job that was right up her alley. A loyal friend, Tabitha was known for being the life of the party and someone you could always count on. Tabitha spent her last months and days surrounded by the many family and friends that loved her dearly. Always a fighter, she never stopped looking towards the future.

When she took her last precious earthly breath, she was so lovingly received in heaven by her Maw, Emma Bellard and her Pop, Albun Bellard. Sugar, Tabitha’s so beloved dog, was also there waiting. Her welcome party also included her Grandparents, Curtis and Gloria Wimberly, and her Guardian Angel, baby Daniel Brown. Her memory here will be kept alive by the loved ones she leaves. She is survived by her beautiful daughter, Tacy Danielle, who will never know just how much her mother tried; her loving mother and father, Jeanette and Clay, who were her strength, her rock and the most cherished two people in her life; her favorite brother, Jonathan,  her niece Adrianna, her two nephews, Joshua and Keaden. Also left to continue her memory are: Aunt Gay and Uncle Kevin,  Aunt Charlene, Aunt Henrietta and Uncle Ted, Aunt Patrice and Uncle Kevin, Aunt “Sister Lucia” Phyllis, Uncle Pat and Aunt Sandy, Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Julia, Uncle Jerry and Aunt Sherryl, Uncle Dennis and Aunt Nicole, Uncle Snake and Aunt Judy, Uncle Shannon and Aunt Alice, Uncle Guy and Aunt Pam, along with many Cousins, Friends and Family. Serving the family as Honorary Pallbearers will be Brad Tinney, Josh Allen, Mike Maxwell, James Hallmark, Ted Plant and  Dwayne Davis.

Services will be held Saturday, June 24th at 2:00PM at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, with the family receiving guest at their home following the service.

Groesbeck

Karen Kay Groesbeck of Dayton, Texas died Friday, June 9, 2017, surrounded by her loving and caring family. She was 64.

Karen was born August 13, 1952, in Oklahoma City, OK to Robert Lee Gardyne and Mary Ethel Shelton. She had lived in Dayton, many years and was a homemaker. She had worked as a Petroleum Engineer for many years.

She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Lee Gardyne. Survivors are her husband, Billy Don Groesbeck of Dayton; mother, Mary Ethel Gardyne of Oklahoma City, OK; sons, Doug Harvey of Houston, and Jeff Harvey of Dayton; daughter, Ricki Robling of Crosby; brother, Kent Gardyne; and sister, Karla Bolinger. Grandchildren, Bailey and Kolby Harvey and Emma and Ruth Harvey.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating.

The family will be receiving friends also on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 12:00 P.M. until the time of service at Faith & Family.

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

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

Lunceford

Bobby Joe Lunceford, 82, of Liberty went to wrangle horse in heaven on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Visitation for Mr. Lunceford will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Liberty Church of Christ. Interment will be at Jamestown Cemetery near Mineola in Smith County. Bobby Joe was born May 17, 1935 in Jamestown, Texas to parents, William Glennie Lunceford and Eula Belle Martin Lunceford. He graduated from Van High School in 1954. He moved to Liberty to pursue a career working in the oil field. A longtime resident of Liberty he was active in many community activities. He was a member of the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce receiving the citizen of the year in 1999. He held many offices with the Trinity Valley Exposition and received the Heritage Award. He was honored by the Liberty Masonic Lodge with the Community Builder Award. Bobby Joe was a people person and was loved by all who knew him. He loved his family, friends, and animals. He was a devoted father and grandfather. Bobby Joe was well known for his mules and wagons as they were always at Liberty County parades and other local events. He also enjoyed the outdoors and hunting. Bobby Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Michael Kent Lunceford, brothers, Wilbern Lunceford and James Lunceford, sister, Charlene Weightman, step-daughter, Jade Parrish and granddaughter, Cacy Butler. He is survived by his brother, Billy Ray Lunceford; his special niece, Linda Townsend and husband Lynn; his daughter, Sonya Lunceford Simmons and husband Danny Curtis and their daughter, Allison Simmons; his daughter, Tricia Lunceford Butler, her son, Cassidy Butler, her daughter, Candice Butler; his daughter, Becki Lunceford, her son, Cody Fatherree, her daughter, Christen Frazier; his daughter, Jeree Lunceford Franta, her daughter, Darian Franta; Michael’s daughter, Jennifer Lunceford Clark; Jade’s daughters, Jayla Parrish and Tristen Parrish; also numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

For those who desire memorials may be made to the Liberty Church of Christ for the Bobby Joe Lunceford songbook

Williamson

Wesley Keith Williamson, 70, of Daingerfield died Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Services for Keith will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Keith was born January 17, 1947 in Liberty, Texas to parents, Wesley Bee Williamson and Bertha Mae Taylor Williamson. He was a lifelong resident of Dayton and graduate of Dayton High School in 1965. Keith continued his education at Sam Houston State receiving a BS in Criminology. He was a longtime supervisor and repair technician for Southwestern Bell and AT&T, a member of the Nolan D. Pickett VFW Post #5621 and Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers. Keith served his country in the United States Air Force during Vietnam.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Bee and Bertha Mae Williamson; his grandparents, Rufus and Roxie Williamson and Charles and Floy Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Gayle Kellow Williamson; sons, Wesley Cole Williamson and Morgan Keith Williamson; brothers, Charles Elmer “Chuck” Williamson and wife Betty, Melvin Bruce Williamson and wife Karen, and Timothy Wayne Williamson and wife Jeanie; mother-in-law, May Dee Kellow; sisters-in-law, Nancy Patterson and husband Lynn and Susan Hunnicult and husband Cliff; brother-in-law, Marshall Kellow and wife Denise; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Murphy

Willa Lea Sanders Murphy, 88, of Dayton died Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Services for Willa will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening at the funeral home. Willa was born July 2, 1928 in Ashcamp, Kentucky. She had lived the past 23 years in Dayton and had previously lived in Pasadena. She was friendly and always smiling. Willa loved to sew, was a beautician, school teacher, accountant, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great great-grandmother. She enjoyed traveling with the senior group “The Gadabouts” and loved flowers.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ira Thomas Sanders and son Terry Lee Murphy. She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Stevens of Dayton, Theresa Murphy of Dayton; son, Sheron Murphy of Dayton; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Murphy of Dayton; grandchildren, Michael Murphy, Patrick Heathcock, Laura Dummer, Tanya Stevens Carroll, and Karen Lane, great-grandchildren, Shevon George, Robert Murphy, Aurby Dummer, Ashley Lane, Kaleb Lane, Adam Heathcock, Michael Latham, and Autumn Carroll, great-great grandchildren, Cecila Iyre, Zipporah, Lester Jr., Angelica, and Shiner; also numerous other relatives and friends.

Smith

Midge (Mildred Morgan) Smith left her family with a little smile at noon on Sunday, June 11 in Carmichael, California.

She departed just shy of her 94th birthday on July 6 and her 75th wedding anniversary on July 23. Her husband, son, and granddaughters – Spencer Harold Smith, Lawrence H. Smith, Phoebe E. Smith, and Katherine M. Smith – are sad but joyful that she passed on without pain or sorrow.

Midge was born in 1923 to Katie and Jack Morgan in Daisetta, Texas, was salutatorian of her Hull-Daisetta High School class, and married classmate Harold in 1942. She worked in the shipyard in Beaumont, Texas during World War II while Harold served in the Navy in the South Pacific, and gave birth to Larry in Corvallis, Oregon where Harold attended college after the war. They lived in Mississippi, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Denver during Harold's career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and moved to Albuquerque and subsequently to Carmichael in retirement. Midge lived an exemplary Christian life that inspired all around her.

A family graveside service will be held on June 21 at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, Texas. Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the local arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Cryer

Ruby Lorraine Cryer of Saratoga, Texas died on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at Kountze Nursing Center. She was 87.

Ruby was born November 12, 1929 in Saratoga, to Thomas Franklin Cryer and Rosa Lee Guynes. She joined the Red Cross where she made lifelong friends. After that she began teaching and many years later retired and moved back to Saratoga.

She is preceded in death by her parents, also brothers, Thomas F. Cryer Jr, Casey H. Cryer, Charles D. Cryer and Harry Cryer, and nephew, Ricky L. Cryer and niece Kathy Cryer.

She is survived by her brother, Reverend Jimmie W. Cryer of Saratoga; nieces Barbara K. Graham of Saratoga, Virginia Ivey of Hawkins TX, and Carol Melancon of Georgia. Nephews, Thomas Cryer of Kountze, Casey Cryer of Crowley, LA and Russell Cryer of Lafeyette LA. Special friends Pat Lollar, Jane Gierhart of New Mexico; and Jo Ingram of California.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Saturday from 12:00 P.M. until time of service at Faith & Family. Interment will follow at a later date at Old Hardin cemetery in Kountze.

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

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

Rick

Gene Rick, age 61 passed Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was born August 10, 1955 and was adopted by Alfred and Dorothy Ricks in Anahuac, Tx. He received his high school education in Anahuac. Later in life, he attended Lee College where became a computer technician.

Gene had a caring and sharing spirit. He loved fishing and cooking.  He enjoyed all sports, especially football.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Dorothy Ricks, sisters: Geraldine Burton and Wilma Annette Hopkins, daughter: Tracey Ricks, and son: Gene Ricks Jr.

His memories will forever linger in the hearts of his wife: Yelena Ivanova, daughters: Samantha Ricks, Heather Robinson, Lea and Briana Wade, step-children: Maria Ivanova, Aleksey Bobylev, grandchildren: Franklin, Dominic, Zane, Theodore Frazier, Destiny Ivanova;  sisters: Barbara Edwards, Bobby Zigler - brother: Alfred Ricks Jr;  - devoted niece: Tasha Williams Edwards, nephew: Raphael Edwards Jr,. niece: Lisa Lazard, special cousins: Karen Kolen,  Ethelyn Ricks, Trina Reese and a host of relatives - friends.

Visitation is Monday, June 19, 2017 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am - funeral services will begin at 11:00 a. The visitation and funeral services will both be held at Wells Funeral Services in the (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas).

Pastor Mary Shotlow officiating. Interment is in Wells Memorial Cemetery - Liberty, Texas.

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

Swift

Willard Cecil (BoBo) Swift Jr. was born March 21, 1949 to Willard Cecil Swift Sr. and Ethel (Walker) Swift; he expired on June 4, 2017 at Nursing Facility in Baytown, Texas. 

He was preceded in death by his parents: Willard Cecil Swift Sr. and Ethel (Walker) Swift and two (2) sisters: Janelle Joiner and Joyce White.

He leaves to cherish his memories is son, Kim Swift, daughter - April Swift-Green; ex-wife, Carolyn Swift; sister - Sharon Gibson; and four (4) grand-children: Davan, Maya, Grant and Keaton.

Visitation is Friday, June 16, 2017 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm - Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas), a viewing Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 9:30am to 11:00 am - St. Miles Baptist Church; 120 US 90; Liberty, Texas; funeral services will begin at 11:00am.

Pastor Dwight Pruitt officiating.

Interment is in Wells Memorial Cemetery - Liberty, Texas.

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

Johnson

Donald Eugene Johnson, 60, of Baytown, Texas passed away peacefully, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. He was born October 17, 1956 in Houston, Texas to Howard Ace Johnson and Margaret Parlee Edwards.

Don was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He got his first job at twelve years old. He started his own cable business, worked for several years in construction and retired after a lengthy career as a truck driver. Don was a talented artist and had a wicked sense of humor. In his early years, he was a bull rider and had a scene in the movie Urban Cowboy. He had a love for music and enjoyed being with his family and friends. He cherished his role as uncle and adored spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Don loved God and talking about Jesus. He had many great adventures but he would tell you his greatest achievement was bringing his best friend of over 50 years Larry Durbin to know Christ. Don was a member of Day Spring Church in Liberty, Texas. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Judy Marie Johnson, his brothers George Michael “Mike” Collier and Roger Dale Johnson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sisters Barbara Stephens; Parlee “Penny” Shoemaker; Shirley L. Rife; Linda Kay Staples and husband Randy; his brother Bill Mack Johnson, and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Special acknowledgment to nephew Ronnie Wayne for his friendship, love and care.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 11:00am, at Dayspring Church, Liberty, Texas. Allison Funeral Services, 1101 N. Travis, Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences and memories can be left online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Walters

Mary Anna “Granny” Walters, 82, of Dayton passed away on June 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born on June 4, 1935 in Munday, Texas to parents, Thomas Baker and Bessie Gray Baker.  After moving to Harlingen, Texas she met her future husband Milton Walters at the church they were both attending.  They were married on May 4, 1957 and lived happily raising their family in Jacinto City.  Mary was active in her children’s lives serving as President of the PTA for many years.  Raising their family in Jacinto City, Texas, Mary and Milton owned and operated an Auto Parts and Garage and were both active in their business.  When they retired from the garage and auto parts store, they moved to Crosby and enjoyed a little bit of country living.  It was while living in Crosby that Milton passed away in 1988.  After Milton’s death, Mary moved to Dayton and enjoyed helping to raise her youngest grandchild, Jennifer.   She was a wonderful cook and baker.  She loved making pies and cakes for friends and always for any church dinner.  Once her pie or cake was brought to the church it disappeared quickly as everybody loved Granny’s cooking.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother always happy when the kids would come and visit.  If you were ever fortunate enough to have been given a cake or a pie by Granny, you could actually taste the love that she had put into it.  She was a longtime member of Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton and will be greatly missed.  Granny had a heart of gold and loved any and every one she met and they fell in love with her. 

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Milton Walters; parents, Tom and Bessie Baker; brothers, Roy and Thomas Baker; and sister, Geraldine Hermansen.

She is survived  by her children, Robbin Townsend and husband Art, Becky Witt and husband Spanky, Jess Walters and wife Tammy and Geno Walters and wife Krystal; grandchildren, Josh Townsend, Jacob Townsend and wife Gina, Joseph Townsend and wife Sarah, Justin and Aaron Walters, Jessica Kelley and husband Josh, Jennifer Lumpkin, Steven Witt and Jessica Beard; great-grandchildren, Jake Townsend, Jr.,  Seth Townsend, Claire Townsend,  Kate Townsend,  Emma Townsend, Allie Jo Townsend, Levi Walters, Grayson Kelley, Layna Kelley, Landri Kelley, Gauge Witt  and one great-grandbaby on the way as well as a host of nieces, nephews and all of her friends and family in Christ.    Mary is also survived by her sisters, Nancy Reddout and husband Don and Maxine Shelton. 

A Celebration of Life service for Mary “Granny” Walters will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11 o’clock in the morning at Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton with Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating.  Visitation with the family will be held from 9 am until service time at 11am at the church.  Mary will be laid to rest beside her husband Milton following services at Sterling White Chapel Cemetery in Highlands.   Serving as Pallbearers will be Josh, Jake, Joe, Justin, Josh and Steven.

Bryant

Cynthia Kathleen Bryant, 55, of Dayton, Texas passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Conroe, Texas surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 20, 1961 in Anchorage, Alaska to Matilda E. and John F. Tannahill, Sr.

Cynthia was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many. She never met a stranger she didn’t want to hug. Cynthia lived life to the fullest, never missing a party, holiday or celebration. She loved everyone and everything with her whole heart, including her fur-babies and all animals. Cynthia enjoyed working word puzzles, fishing, eating, dancing and singing karaoke. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her brothers Thomas Tannahill and wife Audrey of North Carolina and John Tannahill, Jr. and wife Nancy of Westmont, Illinois; her sister Suzzan Eubanks and husband Virgil of Dayton, Texas; her nieces Elizabeth Stephenson and husband Ricky of Dayton, Leslie Simmons and husband Sammy of North Carolina, Rebecca Tannahill and Sarah Tannahill both of Illinois; and other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Walker, Dick Stephenson, J.D. Eubanks, Mike Sebren, Jason Sebren and Chris Posey. Honorary pallbearer is T.J. Eubanks.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Friday, June 9, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas 77535. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery, 2421 S. Highway 146 in Dayton, Texas.

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

 
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