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Barnes

Linda Claire Barnes of Liberty, died on Saturday May 20, 2017 at Liberty Healthcare Center, She was 80.

A native of Houma, LA, she got to Texas as soon as she could, lived in Liberty 50 years, and was Owner & Operator of Shield Pest Control from 1964 to 1996. She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman E. Block and Velma Pontiff Block, son, Glen E. Barnes, and an aunt Mildred Pontiff.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Dale and Misty Barnes of Hardin; daughter,and son-in-law: Lori and David Tidwell of Daisetta and Tina Kibodeaux of Nome.

Grandchildren, Dawn Nugent and husband Justin of Hardin, David Kibodeaux and wife Robin of Beaumont, Tabitha Kibodeaux of Dallas, John David Westbrook of Hardin, Daniel Barnes of Devers, Luke Barnes and wife Lorena of Hardin.

Great Grandchildren, Garrett Marquis, Kael and William Kibodeaux, Annabell Madole, Addison Westbrook and Aaron Barnes.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday May 26, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Cornerstone Church in Liberty, with Pastor Michael Glazener officiating. Interment will follow at Catholic Cemetery in Liberty.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday May 25, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Cornerstone Church.

Serving as pallbearers are Daniel Barnes, Gerald Baldwin, David Kibodeaux, John David Westbrook, Garrett Marquis, and Tommy Edwards.

Honorary pallbearers are Alan Herpin, Jimmy Sanders, Richard Budro, Chester " papa" Baldwin, Marvin Baldwin, Luke Barnes, and Mark Marroquin.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Linda Claire Barnes 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

Duff

David Lynn Duff age 77 passed away Saturday May 20, 2017 in Liberty, Texas.

David was born in Daisetta, Texas March 23, 1940 the son of the late Jim B. Duff Sr. and Elma Messer Duff. David worked for many years in Maintenance for numerous paper plants, including Champion, Simpson, and National Paper Co. He enjoyed deer hunting and going to Delta Downs. A veteran he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brothers: Barney Duff; C.W. “Pee Wee” Duff; and Jim B. Duff; sister Mildred Herford, and his two nephews Ronnie Duff and James Duff.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of thirty-seven years Elizabeth Grinstead Duff, his daughter Cindy Kimball, son Bobby Jones, daughter Kathie Johnson (Larye), brother Mickey Duff (Mary Sue), and a sister Linda Nolte. He also leaves eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Funeral Services will be held 2PM Thursday May 25, 2017 at Hardin Baptist Church with visitation to be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held in Guedry Cemtery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Swindell

Mary “Louise” McHorse Swindell, 94, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the May Cemetery in May, Texas. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Louise was born May 17, 1923 in Brownwood, to parents; Alsey O. and Elsie Briscoe McHorse. A former resident of Dayton and she has resided in Carmel, Indiana for the past 13 years. She was a graduate of the Early High School and Howard Payne Business College. She was homemaker, former employee of Flowerland Florist, and had also worked in Washington D.C. during WWII. She enjoyed painting, crocheting, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Swindell was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 62 years: Joe Swindell, and sisters: Lucille Chambers, Lola May Davis, and Ruth Seaton. She is survived by her daughters: Jodie Datel and husband Jimmy of Dayton, and Jannell Swindell of Carmel, Indiana, son: Russell Swindell of Dayton, sister-in-law: Patsy Childress and husband Kenny of Eula, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, six great great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Chambers

Michael Barney Chambers, age 72 of Liberty, TX passed away May 19, 2017 at his residence with his loving family by his side.

Mike was born January 4, 1945 in Pine Hill, TX, son of the late Bruce and Claudia Holder Chambers.  He graduated from Liberty High School and attended college at Lee College and the University of Houston.  Mike worked for forty plus years in the asphalt business and retired from Norman Asphalt.  During his spare time, Mike enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball and playing golf.  He was a baseball coach for many years and the children had the highest respect for him and was a true mentor to many children.  Mike was an avid New York Yankee fan and enjoyed watching baseball.  He loved his wife and family and everyone would say that he was kind, gentle and a very caring person.  The community of Liberty has lost a beloved man.

Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents; Barney and Emma Holder, parents; Bruce Chambers and Claudia Fatherree.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of fifty years; Sandra Land Chambers of Liberty, sons; Brad Chambers of Norman, OK, Chad Chambers and fiancée Julie Peterson of Arlington, TX, daughter; Tara Chambers Cooper and husband Eric of Clive, IA, brothers; Donald Louis Lotspeich, James Lynn Lotspeich and wife Kathy, Charles Robert Fatherree Jr, sisters; Patricia Jo Lotspeich Petty and husband Jack, Carla Jean Lotspeich-Keeler, Annette Fatherree Henscey and husband Pat, brothers-in-law; Charles Land and wife Edwina, Jerry Paul Land and wife Carolyn, grandchildren; Chaz Raggio, Colten Raggio, Brandee Rivera, Joe Henson, Jacob Chambers, Adrianna Chambers, Lexington Chambers, Josh Peterson, Jayden Peterson, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Michael Barney Chambers will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Worthy Cemetery in Moss Bluff.  Visitation will be Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel at Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

De La Cruz

Victor Manuel De La Cruz, 37, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

He was born on October 3, 1979 in Liberty, Texas to Manuel and Carmen De La Cruz. Victor graduated from Anahuac High School in 1998, where he had played baseball.

Victor had several hobbies some of which included fishing, baseball, animals and dancing. He especially loved spending time with his family and children. Victor was a volunteer for his children’s softball, T-ball and football teams. He was also a member of Our Lady of Light Catholic Church in Anahuac.

Victor leaves behind to cherish his memory his parents, Manuel and Carmen De La Cruz; his siblings Eva Martinez and husband Chabelo of Anahuac, Nency Escobar and husband Simon of San Antonio, Eliana Mendoza and husband Orlando of Odessa and Jose Antonio De La Cruz of Anahuac; his children Natalie Elisa, Victor Alonso and Eduardo Miguel De La Cruz; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Victor will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Jose Moreno, Adan De La Cruz, Oracio De La Cruz, Jose A. De La Cruz, Juan Garcia and Gerardo Palacios.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30pm. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10am on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church, 2207 S. Main Street in Anahuac. Rite of Committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Dotson

Eugene Dotson, a well-known Brick Mason in the area, 76, of Mont Belvieu, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born on April 26, 1941 in McEwen, Tennessee to Leslie and Jenny Dotson. Eugene graduated from high school in McEwen. He played football in high school and received an all-conference recognition as a McEwen Warrior.

Eugene had many hobbies some of which included fishing and barbecuing. He liked football and keeping up with his Barbers Hill Eagle’s football team. He enjoyed gardening and had a knack for growing tomatoes. Eugene will be missed by all who knew him.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Ralph and Claude Dotson; and his grandsons Luke Arnold and Jimbo West. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children Candace Dotson Mrozik and husband Michael of Spring, Jennifer Arnold and husband Chris of Mont Belvieu and Tony Dotson and wife Donna of Cypress; his grandchildren Amanda Dotson, Chamen Arnold, Cody Dotson, Joni Arnold and Chrystal Key; his great-grandchildren Alyse Arnold, Brady Arnold, Caleigh Cooper, Coast Arnold, Garrett Cooper, Jaci Fulton, Jade Cooper, Paige Cooper, Braden Jordan, JD West and Justin West; and many other loving relatives and friends.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 10am on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Reeves Cemetery, in Old River-Winfree.

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

Holder

Angela Denise Holder 40, of Rye, TX died on Thursday May 18, 2017 in Hardin, due to a tragic accident. She will be greatly missed by many who knew and loved her very much.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Tuesday May 23, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

A native of Houston, TX she had lived in Rye, most of her life and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Allen Roy Barfield, grandmother, Juanita Baxter. Uncles, Alan Roy Hawkins, and Walter Keith Hawkins, and grandfather, Roy Hawkins.

She is survived by her mother, Sherry Diane Morace of Rye; stepfather, Eddie Morace Sr of Houston; and fiancé Patrick Ross of Rye. Sons, Stephen Holder and fiance' Kalley Thamm of Rye, and Mason Holder of Rye. Daughters, Ausalyn Wheeler of Rye, Tiara Gwen Hazlett of Moss Hill, and Brianna Lynn Ross of Rye. Brothers, Scott Wicker and wife Mellissa of Rye, Michael Wicker of Rye, Greg Wicker of Covington, GA and Eddie Morace Jr. and wife Heather of Huffman. Grandson, Hollis Blair Holder.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Angela Denise Holder 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. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100 Ten years of earning your trust one family at a time

Richardson

Peggy Sue Richardson of Liberty, died Thursday May 18, 2017 at her residence. She was 77.

Peggy was born December 24, 1939 in Pragne, OK to James Edgar Passmore and Berna Deane Rapp.

She had lived in Liberty since 1969 and was a bookkeeper for Liberty Air Service and American Rice Growers. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and best friend of 46 years, Billy Gene Richardson.

She is survived by her mother Berna Deane Anderson of Liberty. Sons, Dennis Cude and wife Traci of League City, Michael Cude of Liberty, and Tommy Cude and wife Kat from Pasadena. Brothers, Kennie Passmore Sr and wife Sue of Broaddus, and Jimmie Passmore Sr and wife Connie of Lufkin. Brother In law: Ray Richardson and wife Jan of Sour Lake. Sisters, Diana Daugherty of Mont Belvieu, Terry Hill of Mont Belvieu, and Debbie Roy of Anahuac. Sister in law: Dorothy Keeling and husband Roy of Tooele, Utah.

Stepchildren are Jill Perez, June Ryherd, Dana Richardson, Kristen Logsdam and Evan Richardson. Grandchildren are Darrell Cude and wife Ashleigh of Mont Belvieu, Randi Robles and husband Armando of Springfield, VA Kevin Cude of League City, Jeremy Keepers and wife Danielle of Katy, and Beth Phariss and husband Thomas of Austin. Also numerous nieces. nephews, great grandchildren. Special friend and caregiver Reginna Barr.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday May 22, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Pine Ridge Baptist Church with Reverend Joe Dacus officiating.

Those wishing to make memorial contribution in memory of Peggy Richardson may be made to American Cancer Society, Shriners Hospital, and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Peggy Sue Richardson 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. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Independently owned and operated by people you know and trust.

Mayon

Terry Lynn Mayon, age 61, of Daisetta, Texas died Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Born October 17, 1955 in Houston, Texas, he was the son of Jerry Mayon and Lula Belle Bowman. Terry was a fantastic mechanic who worked for numerous companies over the years including the past nine years as a technician at an automated car wash. Terry was outgoing and loved to barbeque for his friends and family. In his spare time, he enjoyed singing and playing his guitar.

Terry is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Mayon; his first wife, Cynthia Mayon, his brothers, Charlie Mayon and Tony Mayon. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of fourteen years, Laura Ann Mayon; his mother Lula Belle Bowman, his sons, William Mayon, Terry Mayon Jr., David Mayon, Brandon Mayon, Cody Mayon; his daughter, Shiela Mayon; step-sons Justin Huckaby, Dustin “BeBop” Huckaby, fifteen grand-children and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery in Liberty, Texas. Condolences and Memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Nowak

Robert Stephan Nowak, 66 of Hull, passed away in his home May 15, 2017.

He was born July 26, 1950, the son of the late Casimir Nowak and Eileen Tomlin. Robert graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Finance. He was in banking for over 40 years, most recently as a Senior Loan Officer at Community State Bank, in Crosby. He enjoyed target shooting in his spare time and tending to his land.

Robert is survived by his brothers, Richard Nowak (Elizabeth) of Plainford, Illinois; Kevin Nowak (Laura) of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister, Michele Nowak of Milford, Michigan and 2 nieces Sarah and Katie Nowak.

Memorial Service to be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at Allison Funeral Service 1101 North Travis Street Liberty, Texas 77575 – Condolences and Memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Ferguson

Ray Hershell Ferguson, age 87, of Liberty, Texas died Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Born August 6, 1929 in Bayou Chicot, Louisiana, he was the son of the late Ray M. Ferguson and Evelyn Soileau Ferguson. Ray was a member of the United States AirForce and Army. He served his country in the Korean war and was awarded the Purple Heart. Ray retired as a Journeymen/Electrician after a lengthy career with Liberty Electric. Ray loved music and playing his guitar. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and running trot lines. More than anything, Ray loved his family and was happiest getting together for crawfish boils and fish fries.

Ray is preceded in death by his sons Gerald B. Kent; Ray B. Ferguson and his brothers and sisters Clyde; Donald; Amy; Bobbie; Joyce, his son-in-law, William Touchet and his great-grandson, Connor Touchet.

Ray is survived by his wife, Lillie Ruth (Barnhart) Ferguson; daughters Kelli F. Baucum (Daniel); Elaine Touchet; son, Joe Kent; brother, Clayton Ferguson (Donna), twelve Grandchildren; twenty-seven Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Special acknowledgment for his nephew Gaylon Ferguson, his wife Glenda and niece Sara Ferguson for all their assistance in his care.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Allison Funeral Services. 1101 North Travis Street Liberty, Texas 77575. Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Guidry Cemetery in Batson, Texas. Condolences and Memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hill

Juanice Hill, 87, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born on August 29, 1929 in Ben Wheeler, Texas to Wilmer and Hattie Peavy Brown.

Juanice worked for 23 years delivering newspapers for both the Houston Post and Beaumont Enterprise. She was very fond of cats and enjoyed sewing in her younger years.

Juanice was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Elmer Hill; and her son Ronnie Hill. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Barbara Westbrook and husband Richard; her grandchildren Everitt Hill and wife Nikki, Rebecca Flowers and husband Chris and Randy Westbrook; her great-grandchildren Devyn Hill, Dennis Hill, Seth Hill, Kasidy Hill, Byrnleigh Hill, Addie Hill, Joy Flowers and Cody Flowers; her brother Ben Brown and wife Anna Rosie; a numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 9am until 10am on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. Funeral service will begin following the visitation at 10am. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.

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

McManus

Our flag of Stars and Stripes hangs a little lower today, for our beloved Tammy Ruth has finally flown away.

Tammy Ruth “Aunt T” McManus, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, May 15, 2017, surrounded by her family, on the 25th anniversary of her mother’s passing.

Born on November 21, 1964, to loving parents, V.R. and Margie Ruth McManus, Tammy was a unique and caring individual who never let her limitations stop her from having a friendly disposition and sassy attitude. 

Tammy began her life in Christ in 1982, when she accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior at Eminence Baptist Church. She was a proud member of the Anahuac High School Alumni Class of 1984 (she’d show off her class ring to anyone), a phenomenal Special Olympics Track Star (with medals to prove it), and a fantastic John Wayne historian. However, her favorite accomplishment was being the most patriotic supporter of her father and the United States Marine Corps. SEMPER FI.
  
Aunt T. was preceded in death by her parents, V.R. and Margie; and her precious nephew Starett McManus Burk.

Aunt T.  is survived by her siblings: Patti McManus Humber, Robbie McManus, Tracey Burk and husband Donnie. She is also survived by the true joys of her life, her nephews and nieces: Will Humber and wife Jess, J.D. Humber and wife Allison, Stoney Burk and wife Rylee, Stetson Burk, Laurel McManus, Steely Burk, Kate Laskoskie and husband Colton, and Marlee McManus; and her great-nephews and great-niece: Keaton Humber, Abigail Humber, Everett Humber, and Kace Laskoskie. She is also survived by two dear aunts: Eula "Aunt Boo" Tinkle and husband Doug, Joyce McManus; and many cousins.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, in Anahuac, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Anahuac, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Worthy Cemetery in Moss Bluff, Texas. Please dress in PATRIOTIC attire!

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Stoney Burk, Stetson Burk, Keaton Humber, Colton Laskoskie, Travis Browder, Neal Boles, Greg Edwards and George Harthcock.
  
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Starett McManus Burk Memorial Scholarship Fund at Anahuac National Bank, Drawer N, Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Johnson

Ora Elizabeth "Liz" Oswalt Johnson, 71 of Batson passed away on Saturday May 13, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 28, 1946 in Greenville, Mississippi to parents, Ules S. Oswalt and Clara Bell Westbrook Oswalt. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ules S. Oswalt and Clara Bell Westbrook Oswalt; one sister and three brothers and her husband of 52 years, the love of her life, Raymond T. Johnson.

She is survived by her daughters, Diane Patton and husband Joe, Jeanell Spivey and husband Stacey and Janet Brown and husband Randy; grandchildren, Joe Patton, Jr., Rebecca Patton, Ray Vestal, III., Cullen Brown, Ethan Brown, Bradley Brown; Great-grandchildren, Jayden Vestal, Bodhi Vestal, Alyscia Patton, Alaynah Patton and Allyson Patton. Liz is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday May 16, 2017 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Bible Way Pentecostal Church in Liberty. A Celebration service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Bible Way Pentecostal Church in Liberty with the Rev. Frank Aragon and Rev. Adolph Johnson officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband Raymond in Hillside Cemetery immediately following services.

Ash

Rhon Ash, 58, of Dayton passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 in the Woodlands

Memorial Service will be 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. The family will receive friends 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday afternoon before the service.

Rhon was born February 11, 1959 in Dayton, Texas to parents, James Alfred Ash and Lenita Faye Graves Ash. A lifelong resident of Dayton, Rhon was a member of the 1979 graduating class of Dayton High School. Rhon continued his education at Louisiana Tech and returned home to pursue his love of farming which he started when he was eight years old. He farmed with his Dad and brother Buster until 1994. Rhon was currently general manager of Calhoun’s Country Store and W.D. Miller, Inc.

A true family man, Rhon loved being with his family. He was well known for his delicious meals he would prepare for all the family and his friends. Rhon enjoyed hunting and fishing but most of all he looked forward to his annual hunting trip to Colorado. He was a wonderful man who touched many hearts and will be missed by all that knew him.

Rhon was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Brenda Miller Ash of Dayton; daughters, Megan Miller Massengale and husband Jacob of Mont Belvieu and Molly Elizabeth Ash of Dayton; son, Rhon William Ash of The Woodlands; sister, Roxie Ash Jordan of Ruston, Louisiana; brother, James “Buster” Alfred Ash and wife Linda of Houston; his wonderful mother-in-law, Norene Miller of Liberty; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for Rhon’s family at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home & Cemetery | Cleveland, Dayton & Coldspring, TX

Garefalos

Patricia Ann Johnson Garefalos, 76, of Kenefick, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with burial following at San Jacinto Memorial Cemetery in Houston. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Patricia was born November 12, 1940 in Crockett, to parents; Albert E. and Elsie Ramey Johnson, a former resident of Jacinto City, and has resided in Kenefick for the past 22 years. She was a graduate of Galena Park High School. She also enjoyed hunting, fishing, travel, gambling, gardening, playing bingo, and music.

Mrs. Garefalos was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Nick H, Garefalos, and granddaughter Georgiann Garefalos. She is survived by her sons: Nick E. Garefalos and wife Brenda of Simmons Bottom, Jeff Garefalos of Kenefick, and Mike Garefalos of Crosby, grandchildren: Cody Garefalos, Toni Garefalos, and Haston Brock, one great-grandchild with one great-granddaughter on the way, numerous other relatives, and friends.

Humphries

Timothy Carl Humphries, Sr., 55, of Tarkington Prairie, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.

Timothy was born February 19, 1962 in Waco, to parents; Robert Earl and Nelda June Keeton Humphries, and has been a lifelong resident of the Dayton area. He was a graduate of the Tarkington High School and a heavy equipment operator by trade. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Humphries was preceded in death by his father: Robert Earl Humphries and stepson: Zachary Needham. He is survived by his companion: Lea Needham of Tarkington Prairie, daughters: Tina Marie Humphries of Houston and Tara Renee Bridges and partner Shari of Dayton, son: Timothy Carl Humphries and wife Rebecca of Tarkington Prairie, mother: Nelda Keeton Humphries of Baytown, sisters: Vicki Jones of Tarkington Prairie and Karen Norwood of Baytown, grandchildren: Alani Bridges, Amy, Kairi, and Adrianna Humphries, mother of his children: Faith Humphries, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Sellers

Robert Logan Sellers of Moss Hill, died Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He was 70.

Service of remembrance will be held on Saturday May 13, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Chapel with Reverend Carlton Bailey officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Ferrell cemetery in Colmesneil, located in Tyler County. Serving as pallbearers are Cordrey Sellers, Brian Sellers, Josh Sellers, Jared Sellers, Jeremy Sellers and Joey Sellers.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday May 12, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native Canton, NY. he had lived in Moss Hill, since 1982 and was a Disabled Veteran Counselor with Texas Workforce Commission and owner and operator of City T.V. of Baytown. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served his country during the Vietnam conflict.

He was preceded in death by his son, Rodney Logan Sellers Sr. sister, Peggy Vickery and parents, Robert Benjamin Sellers and Naomi Horn Sellers.

Survivors are wife, Joyce Sellers of Moss Hill, son, Robert Scott Sellers of Moss Hill, daughter, Brandy Bright and husband Christopher of Moss Hill, and daughter-in-law, Janell Sellers of Moss Hill. Brothers, Calvin Sellers of Carmine, TX Charles " Chuck" Sellers of Baytown, John Sellers of Moss Hill, and Michael Sellers of Normangee, TX. Sisters, Charlotte Sellers, Mary Sellers, Diana Fitzgerald, and Debbie Sellers all of Baytown.

Grandchildren are Cordrey Sellers, Brian Sellers and wife Victoria, Josh Sellers, Jared Sellers, Logan Sellers, and Ethan Sellers, and great grandchild Laken Sellers.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert Logan Sellers 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.

Laswell

Ellen Jane Laswell, 77, of Liberty, died Friday, May 5, 2017, at her residence with her family by her side.

A Memorial Mass for Ellen Laswell will be on Tuesday May 23 at 10: 00 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty

A native of San Antonio, she had lived in Liberty 30 years and was a Elementary School Teacher for 45 years. She was catholic by faith and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Liberty where she served her Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husband James David Laswell , her parents Erwin John Kubicek and Dorothy Neseta.

Survivors are sons, Sidney James Pastor of The Woodlands, Raphael Ree Pastor of New Braunsfels, and Joseph David Laswell of Freeport, TX. Granddaughter, Jade Williamson of Liberty, brother, Rodney Kubicek of San Antonio, and sisters, Betty Mamori and Mary Liggett.
Grandchildren: 5 and Great-grandchildren: 2.

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

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

Broomas

Stanley John Broomas, age 61 of Liberty, TX passed away May 9, 2017 at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. 

Stan was born May 24, 1955 in Houston, TX son of Johnny and Francis Crossno Broomas.  Stan graduated from Liberty High School in 1974 and worked for the City of Liberty for twenty plus years in the water department.  He was known in the Liberty area as Coach Stan where he coached softball for many years.  He was a mentor to hundreds of girls on the softball field and several had said that he impacted their lives.  Stan was also a fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Stan will be missed by all in the Liberty area.

Stan was preceded in death by his father; Johnny Broomas and sister; Sherry Broomas Tanton.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory his son; Joshua Broomas, mother; Francis Broomas of Louisiana, brothers; Johnny Broomas and wife Judy of Willis, TX, Mark Broomas of Houston, sister; Lauri Harrison and husband Albert of Louisiana, special friends and caretakers; James, Mary Jane, C.J, and Amanda Leonard, nine nieces, three nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Services for Stanley John Broomas will Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Duff

Ronnie Eugene Duff, age 64 of Hull, TX, passed away on May 8, 2017 in Hull.  Ronnie was born March 13, 1953 in Liberty, TX son of Mickey and Mary Sue Morgan Duff. 

Ronnie graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School in 1971.  He was a welder and worked for Fabricon for twenty-six years before retiring.  Ronnie loved to fish and gamble and was a faithful caretaker of his parents for the past three years.  He will be missed by all.

Ronnie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents; Mickey and Mary Sue Duff of Liberty, sons; Kenny Edward Duff of Hull, Kevin Eugene Duff of Lane, OR, brother; Mike Duff and wife Janet of Liberty, sisters; Jannise McKee and husband Cliff of Baytown TX, Amy Morris of Crosby, TX, former wife; Dorothy Thomas of Silsbee, TX and three grandchildren; Clara, Caleb and Kasey Duff.

Services for Ronnie Eugene Duff will be held at 6pm on May 11, 2017 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 4pm to 6pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Bakle

Blanche Marie Bakle, age 61 of Katy, TX, passed away May 6, 2017 in Katy, TX. 

Blanche was born November 5, 1955 in Houston, TX, daughter of the late Lionel Edmond Kinsfather and Bessie Marie Smith Kinsfather.  She was a housewife all her life and she loved to sew and quilt.  Blanche also loved playing games on her computer, trips to Louisiana and watching hockey on TV.  But most of all, Blanche loved spending time with her family.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents and brother; Timothy Kinsfather.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of thirty-one years; Steven Bakle Sr of Katy, son; Steven Bakle Jr of Katy, sisters; Patricia Burks of Liberty, Phyllis Fry and husband Jimmy of Livingston, TX, brothers; Darrell Kinsfather of St. Joseph, MO, Herbert Kinsfather of Edmond, OK, and Thomas Kinsfather of Woodlands, TX.

Services for Blanche Marie Bakle will be Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Penley

Linda Sue Penley age 70, went to be with her Lord on May 4, 2017 in Liberty, Texas.

Linda was born on April 11, 1947 in Nacogdoches, Texas the daughter of the late Winfred Rufus Blackburn and Ruthie Mae Opal Gentry Blackburn. Linda was a Licensed Vocational Nurse and worked for many years at Liberty Healthcare Center as well as worked for Dr. Brown. Linda was a consummate caregiver; she enjoyed taking care of people and always wanted everyone around her to be okay. She could talk on the phone for hours about anything and everything and loved to stay up to date on current events within the family. Her favorite thing was retail therapy. She loved to go to church and she loved to go out to eat with friends and family.

Linda is preceded in death by her five bothers’ Glennis, Billy, Bobby, Jerry and Danny Blackburn and a sister, Betty Blackburn. She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Lynn Penley, and her two grandchildren; Lyri Whitney, and Robert Whitney. Linda is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation for Linda will be held Friday May 12, 2017 from 12:30PM-2PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services to be held at the funeral home 2PM Friday May 12, 2017 with burial to follow in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com .

Smart

Katie Yvonne Graham Smart, 84 of Liberty, left us for Heaven on May 6, 2071. Katie was born June 1, 1932 in Goodrich, Texas to J.E. Graham and Celia Ann Kervin Graham.

Katie Yvonne Graham Smart. 84 of Liberty, left us for Heaven on May 6, 2017. Katie was born June 1, 1932 in Goodrich, Texas to J.E. Graham and Celia Ann Kervin Graham.

She was a graduate of Hardin High School, where she participated in basketball and cheerleading. She married the love of her life, Arthur James Smart, on October 10, 1950. They had three children, Arthur Donovan Smart, Donna Yvonne Smart Lawrence, and Judy Ann Smart Joines. Katie was a homemaker and was the secretary/bookkeeper of all her husband’s businesses. She was an active participant in his construction, oil, cattle, and land endeavors. She especially enjoyed hunting deer on their ranch and fishing with her cousins, and friends at Richland-Chambers Lake.

She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God church and attended faithfully. She had a gentle, but strong spirit. She was the best cook ever and always had room for one more around her table. She showed so much strength as she battled cancer for the past eleven years. She was fiercely independent and remained so until her last breath. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and prayed for them all daily.

Katie Smart was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Celia Graham, her sister Winnie Brackin, and her husband Arthur James Smart as well as three siblings, two brothers and one sister who died during childhood.   She is survived by her brother, Robert Graham; brother-in-law R.N. Smart and wife Sue; sister-in-law Audrey Smart; son, Arthur Donavon Smart and wife, Andrea; daughter, Donna Yvonne Lawrence and husband, Bob; and daughter Judy Ann Joines and husband, Mark; her grandchildren, Robin Land and her husband, Chuck; Mandi Simeon and husband, Jason; Leslie Lawrence; Lance Lawrence and wife, Lindsay; Courtney Davis and her husband Kevin; Cody Joines and wife, Julie. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Kylee Land, Palmer Simeon, Porter Simeon, Cole Lawrence, Natalie Wages, Arthur Lawrence, Landon Davis, Lexi Davis, Mason Joines, Brady Joines, and Graham Joines. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as a host of friends.

Visitation for Katie will be held Tuesday May 9, 2017 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services to be held at the funeral home 2PM Wednesday May 10, 2017 with burial to follow in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com .

Lewis

Florida Elizabeth Roark Lewis, 99, of Conroe, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at her residence.

Family will greet friends from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.  Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland, with burial following at Morgan Cemetery in Splendora.

Florida was born April 9, 1918 in Cleveland, to parents; Louis and Leona Roark, a former resident of Cleveland, and has resided in Conroe for the past 15 years.  She was a retired hair dresser and known to be a prayer warrior. She also enjoyed oil painting and gardening.

Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her parents, husband:  Jack Lewis, son:  Gordon “Butch” Smith, grandson:  Rodney Burton, and eight siblings.  She is survived by her daughter:  Sandra Sokoloski and husband Chris Johns of Conroe, step-son: Gibson D. Lewis and wife Sandra Lewis of Fort Worth, grandson:  Gregory Burton and wife Cindy, and Rodney Burton of Conroe, six great-grandchildren, numerous great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

McCarty

Robin Charles McCarty of Liberty, died on Thursday April 27, 2017 at his residence. He was 69.

Robin was born March 25, 1948 in Elmira, NY to Robert Emmett and Marion Bullock. He had lived in Liberty for 27 years and was a Vietnam veteran in the U.S. Army, and was Roman Catholic in his faith.

Survivors are son, Graydon McCarty and Clinton Garrison both of Liberty, and daughter, Briana Porter and husband Mason of Liberty. Grandchildren are Caytelin McCarty and Emma Blankfeld and a host of loving friends.

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

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

Hales

Rosa Eva Lea Hales of Beaumont, died on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at Oakwood Manor in Vidor with her family and friends by her side.She was 91.

She was born August 21, 1925 in Port Neches, TX to Louis Hales and Mary Hales. She had lived in Beaumont 53 years and had worked for Credit Bureau of Beaumont, for 42 years. She was a member of Westgate Memorial Baptist Church of Beaumont.

She was preceded in death by her parents, L.A. Hales and Mary Hales, brothers, Acie Hales, Frances Hale, and Wallace Hales. Sisters, Lois Barton and Ethel Jolley.

Survivors are nieces, Phyllis Lindsey of Vidor, Linda Mitchell of Baton Rouge, Anita Nugent of Lumberton, Diana Gorski of Virginia, Mary Ann Pounds and Jan Wilder. Nephews, Lynn Hales of Yorktown, VA, Brian Jolley of Florida, and Mike Hales of Lumberton, TX.

Graveside service was held on Friday April 28, 2017 at 11:00A.M. at Guedry cemetery in Batson with Reverend Jeff Sandusky officiating.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rosa Eva Lea Hales 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. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Independently owned and operated by local people you know and trust

McAdams

Norman M. McAdams, 75, passed away at his home in Hardin, TX, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, peacefully with his family by his side.

Norman was born January 18, 1942, in Saratoga, TX, to George W. and Quida McAdams. Norman quit school to enlist in the navy at 17 years old in 1959. He served in company 59-212. He came home in 1963 and married his high school sweetheart Shari Hunter on June 1, 1963, at West End Baptist Church in Saratoga. In July of 1963, he enlisted in the Army and retired in 1980. During this time he served in Korea, Ansbach Germany, Fort Hood Copperas Cove, TX, Fort Sill Lawton Oklahoma, Crailsheim Germany and back to Fort Sill where he retired as an E7 Sargent 1st Class. During his military service, he was aboard a ship participating in the Cuba Missile Crisis. During a drought in Germany, his platoon helped local German farmers haul hay and water to help keep alive their planted fields and livestock. His platoon was honored for their assistance. He was honored with numerous awards, medals, and certificates during his service. To name a few; B Battery 1/31 Artillery in Korea, Pershing Missile Branch, Expert Army Weapons qualification for rifles, Good conduct medal, Army Commendation medal, Suggestion award adopted by the 72nd Field Artillery Group for adding castors on main missile assemblage containers saving time and money for deployment. He loved flying single engine planes. He earned his pilot license in Fort Sill in November 1973. He loved country music and at one time managed a country music band. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He especially loved spending time with his brother Paul McAdams where they shared some of the same interests of service to their country and flying planes.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shari McAdams of Hardin, his daughter Yevonne Farrar of Hardin, his son Dennis McAdams of Hardin, grandsons B.J. Chadwick and Justin Stark of Hardin, great grandchildren John Chadwick III and Jewel Stark, sisters, Kathy Scott, Ruth Scott, Sue Yarber, Elaine Lowe, Marguerite Storey, and Virginia Fontenot, and brother, James McAdams

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Quida McAdams of Saratoga, his brothers Johnny McAdams of Batson, Paul McAdams of Saratoga and his sister Rose Mary Storey of Saratoga.

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

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

McBee

Our Earthly Angel, Mrs. Helen J. McBee, peacefully received her wings and entered her heavenly home at 12:01am on Saturday, April 30, 2017.

Visitation services will be Friday, May 5, 2017 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm at Wells Funeral Services, 300 Alabama St. in the Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, Liberty, Texas.  She will lye-in-state at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 101 Donatto Street, Liberty, Texas from 8:00am to 11am on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Her Homegoing Celebration “Funeral Mass” will begin at 11:00am, the Rosary will said at 9:00am.  The burial will immediately follow.

She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Helen Delahoussaye- Clay, husband, Dr. Edward Clay; sons: Mr. Charles Delahoussaye, wife Mrs. Jacqueline Delahoussaye, and Ralph Delahoussaye; fourteen grandchildren; twenty eight great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Eddie McBee,  one son,  parents, William Leon and Veronica Thibodeaux; Brothers: Herman,  Joseph Earnest "Yake", Bernard Hayes "T-Noon", Charles Clayton and Alvin Lewis; Sisters: Hermenia Jean Evans and Elizabeth Leona Thibodeaux Jenkins; Niece: Vernetta Fontenette.

Father Ayo Emmanuel Efodigbue, MSP is officiating. 

Interment will be in Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, Ames, Texas

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

Godfrey

Enoch 'Greg' Godfrey, 64, of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital in Liberty.

Greg was born February 13, 1953 in Jasper, Alabama, to Felton and Mary Alice(McHan) Godfrey. He has resided in Dayton for the last three years, previously a resident of Houston. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Vietnam War stationed in Korea. He was an Instrument Electrician Technician for Atlantic Coffee Solutions.

His family was the center of his life. He enjoyed teaching his children and then grandchildren how to hunt and fish safely. He took great pleasure in watching and cheering on his grandchildren playing their respective sports. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed drowning worms (fishing), kayaking, hunting, and riding his motorcycle. He was Mr. Fix-It, he could fix anything and everything.

Greg was preceded in death by his parents: Felton Willie Godfrey and Mary Alice McHan Roberts. He is survived by his wife of 37 years: Diana Ruple Godfrey of Dayton, son: Glenn Michael Godfrey and wife Rubi of Huffman, daughter: Julie Diana Novak and husband Daniel of Huffman, sister: Carolyn Boone and husband Randy of California, grandchildren: Rylee Board, Natalie Godfrey, Garret Godfrey, Aiden Novak, Matthew Novak, Haley Novak, Haylee Board, and Kimberlee Board. Greg also leaves numerous other relatives, and friends.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Rivers

Allie Virginia Burnham Rivers, 97, of Dayton, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at her residence.

A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Allie was born August 13, 1919, in Puckett, Mississippi, to parents; Mora and Lessie Walters Burnham, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton since 1975. She was a homemaker and member of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, hunting, and fishing.

Mrs. Rivers was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 31 years: John Rivers, sons: Billy Miley, Charles Miley, and Otho Miley, Sr., and brothers: George and Ellis Burnham. She is survived by her sister: Gertha Palmer of Kenefick, nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Shannon

Our little angel Aizley Grace Shannon left us for heaven on Friday April 28, 2017 from Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Her little body will be laid to rest on Monday May 1, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Moss Hill cemetery with Patti Atkins officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Chris Fregia and Gatlen McCarty. Honorary pallbearers are Jesse Hughes, Mike Shannon, Gene Shannon, and David Chandler.

Aizley was preceded in death by her grandfather, Michael Shannon II, great grandfather, Charles Carrell and aunt, Ivy Shannon. Those left behind are her mother, Ashley Shannon of Honey Island, brother, Evan Kade Downs of Honey Island. Grandparents, Tracy & Jesse Hughes of Honey Island, Christy Shannon of Batson. Great grandparents, Mike & Glenda Shannon of Hull, Ginger Carrell of Honey Island. Great-Great grand parents, Mary Lou Shannon of Hull, and Muriel Taylor of Dayton. Aunts, Kayla, Mika, Realynn, Sarah, Gracie, and uncle Trey.

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

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy105E Batson Texas 77519 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Independently owned and operated by people you know and trust.

Williams

Nathan Dewayne Williams, passed away on April 27, 2017. He was born on February 26, 1968 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and came to the gulf coast at the age of five with his parents.

Nathan was a graduate of Anahuac High School and had completed seventy-two hours in Auto Body Repair and Paint at Lamar College. He worked on the waters of Trinity Bay for Thornton Marine Service, which later became Peninsula Marine, for thirty years and was a crane operator for many of them.

Nathan was loved by many for his sense of humor and gentle soul. He was an eclectic collector and charter member of Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2107.

Nathan was preceded in death by his grandfather, Johnnie H. Williams of Winnie; his grandmother Shurrel G. Baker of Tulsa; his uncle Kenneth Baker; and his aunt Louise Jay. Surviving to happily remember Nathan are his parents, Bob and Gay Williams of Anahuac; his sister Shellie Williams Loria; his nieces Emily Loria Cantu and husband Justin; Sarah Loria; his nephews Daniel and wife Samantha; David Loria; his grandmother Iona Williams; his aunts and uncles Andy and Lounette Thornton, Thomas Jay and Linda Baker; and the love of his life Misty Kaderli.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 1201 South Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home with Mark Pagels officiating and Buck Thornton giving the eulogy. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in the Thornton-Williams family cemetery, on Fig Rigde Road in Stowell.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be De Wayne Stratton, William Jackson, Dwain Land, Buck Thornton, Roy Jay and Daniel Loria.

Clanton

Tommy Alan Clanton 70, of Kenefick, Texas went to be with the Lord on April 26, 2017. 

Tommy was born on March 8, 1947 in Ft. Worth, Texas to William Clanton and Frances Page Clanton.  At the Age of 3 Tommy and his family moved to Baytown and he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. Tommy was currently serving his community and worked as the Secretary for the City of Kenefick and in his free time he enjoyed cooking, woodworking, tinkering around, golfing, volunteering, helping in his community and most of all spending time with his family and friends.  Tommy was a very honest, kind, and caring man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James W. Clanton and Frances Page Clanton; father-in-law, John Joseph Zalesak; and granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Clanton.

Tommy is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Marlene Clanton; daughters, Michelle Clanton, Kimberly Minze and husband Gary, and Alicia Affeld and husband Otto; son, John Clanton and wife Veronica; brothers, James Clanton, Jr. and Rip Clanton; grandson, Derrin Underwood; granddaughters, Katilyn Underwood, Taryn Affeld and Shelby Clanton; and a host of extended family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Sterling-White Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2:00 pm. Interment will be in Sterling White Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, Texas 77562.  To send the family condolences please visit www.sterlingwhite.com.

Lovett

Paula Louise Lovett, 82, of Rye our beloved Mother, was called to her eternal resting place on April 17, 2017.

She entered this world on May 1, 1934 in Cisco, TX, born to Leslie Graham and Reva Louise Blackburn. She is survived by her 4 children, Tonnia Carr of Rye, Texas; Melita McGee of Porter, Texas; Jeanette Rousseau of Charlotte, NC and Tommy Lee Shelton Jr. of Rye, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Lowrey, Michael Carr, Melissa Smart, Edward Carnine, Timothy Carr, Rene' Senecal, Matthew Carr, Trey Shelton, Courtney Durham and Steven Rousseau. She had 11 great grandchildren. A grave side service will be held on Monday April 24, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Guedry cemetery in Batson, with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Paula Louise Lovett 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.

Dorsey

Darryl Steven Dorsey was born to Leon and Geneva (Williams) Dorsey on July 7, 1953 in Liberty, Texas; he expired April 18, 2017 at his home in Houston, Texas. 

Darryl is preceded in death by his father, Leon Dorsey, mother Geneva (Williams) Dorsey, and sister, Bridget (Dorsey) Elliott; his grandparents: Albert and Germaine Williams and Roosevelt (Red) and Piccola (Pic) Jackson.

Darryl attended Woodson Elementary in Raywood, Bethune Elementary and Dunbar Junior High Schools in Beaumont, and graduated from Charlton Pollard High School in 1971, in Beaumont. Darryl graduated from Texas Southern University, Houston in Communications; he worked as a D. J. for KTSU 90.9 FM “The Choice”.

He also served in the United States Air Force as a Morse Systems Operator from 1974 to 1976. He lived most of his young adult life in Beaumont and later moved to Houston with his Mom, where he worked and care for her until her death. Darryl was outspoken and there was no hesitation on his opinion and thoughts. He loved Jazz music and frequently attended Jazz concerts. He also loved to cook. When Darryl came to visit relatives and friends he always had “his containers” in the car to bring home leftovers; he never left home without them.

Darryl’s memories will be cherished by his sisters: LaFern Dorsey - Beaumont, Schlanda Dorsey - Houston; brothers: Roosevelt Boudreaux - Houston, Kalyn Boudreaux – Midland; niece: Tiffany Hankerson( Phillip) - Conroe, Latoizia Rhone (John) - Liberty; great nieces: Toreia Lamb (Josh) and Myiesha Nolen. Great nephews: Alondre’ and Marckise Nolen, - Beaumont. Aunts: Mildred Caudillo and Shiley Biley – California, Virgie Boutte – Raywood, Germaine Strawder – Houston, Louise Kenner, Geraldine Beckett, and Alberta Jones of Beaumont and uncle, Adam Jackson -Beaumont.
Darryl will be dearly missed by his relatives and Friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3730 FM 160, Liberty on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 am, Rosary will begin 10:15 am, Mass will start at 11:00 am.
Father Ayo Emmanuel Efodigbue, MSP is officiating. 

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

Fullbright

Jimmy Wayne Fullbright, 72, of Clear Lake, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was born on May 12, 1944 in Liberty, Texas to James and Minnie Allen Fullbright. Jimmy graduated from Hardin High School in 1962 and was very proud to have played on the football team (#33 Hardin Hornets). He worked as a Right-Away-Planner for Reliant (formerly HL&P), retiring after 26 years with the company.

Jimmy was an accomplished songwriter and musician who could play the guitar and piano. He and his family had a country music band in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Jimmy was an old movie buff who enjoyed old westerns with John Wayne, romantic comedies and “chick flicks”.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Margaret Davoody. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 52 years Pennie Fullbright of Clear Lake; his son Dave Fullbright and wife Jan of Clear Lake; his granddaughter Monica Alene Fullbright; his sister Eileen Levine and husband Bob of Florida; his brother Johnny Fullbright of Rosharon; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. The family would like to extend an invitation to visit an hour prior to the service.

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

Chelette

Jean Ann Chelette, 73, of Baytown, Texas passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 9, 1944 in Crowley, Louisiana to Jake and Evelyn Smith Johnson.

Jean was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed reading and playing computer games such as Solitaire and Mahjong. Jean was a great cook and the sweetest person who was very involved with family and grandchildren.

Jean was an active member of the Eastside Church of Christ in Baytown and a past member of White Park Church of Christ and Goose Creek Church of Christ. She was a longtime volunteer of the Baytown Literacy Program, DARE and the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni. Jean who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 50 years Harold Chelette; and her brothers Don R. Johnson, Sr., John C. Johnson and Isadora Duhon, Jr. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons Russell E. Chelette, James R. Chelette and Wendell B. Chelette all of Baytown; her 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; her numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 2pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Palms Memorial Park, Dayton, Texas.

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

Strahan

Everett “Glenn” Strahan, 51, of Dayton died Friday, April 21, 2017 in Houston.

Services for Glenn will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Glenn was born March 2, 1966 in Houston, Texas to parents Everett William Strahan and Garnet Harsey Strahan and was a graduate of C.E. King High School, class of 1984. He had been a resident of Dayton for the past 5 years. Glenn had worked as an air condition technician for Carrier, Oxy, and Letsos. He loved to ride his ATV and 4 wheel drive vehicles. He was always helping people, was a very kind soul and a good christian. Most of all he loved his family and protected the women in his life.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Amy Honeycutt Strahan; his father, Everett Strahan and wife Sue; his mother, Garnet Harsey Sheffield and husband Sandy; grandmother, Barnelle Harsey; daughter Emily Donette Strahan; step-daughter, Bridgette Walker; step-son, Hagen Kelso; sister, Tina Marie Strahan Owens; other relatives and friends.

Basham

Joe Scott Basham, 58 of Spring, TX passed away April 11, 2017 at his residence in Spring. 

Joe was born July 24, 1958 in Liberty, TX, son of the late Byron Lee Basham and Bobbie Jo Carrico Basham.  Joe graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School and was a Pipe Inspector for Dril’Quip.  He enjoyed hunting and being outside in the nature.  He loved animals, dancing and singing and sports.  Joe was a big Aggie fan but mostly he loved his family.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of thirty-two years; Lynn Basham of Spring, daughters; Jennifer Parnell and husband Jason of Santa Rosa, FL, Amber Robson and husband Benjamin of Pflugerville, TX, Kelsey Kelly and husband Nate of Santa Rosa, FL, son; Ashley Basham of Liberty, TX, brothers; Craig Basham and wife Susan of Conroe, TX, William “Spud” Basham and wife Marian of Kingwood, TX, Kevin Basham and wife Diane of Tyler, TX, sister; Cheryl Loftin and husband T.J. of Buffalo, TX, and ten grandchildren.

Services for Joe Scott Basham will be Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Olmos

Francisco Rosales Olmos, age 70 of Liberty, TX passed away April 18, 2017 at his residence in Liberty. 

Francisco was born January 29, 1947 in Mexico, son of the late Agustin Olmos and Celerina Rosales Olmos.  Francisco worked in the pipeline business for several years.  He was a funny man and loved telling stories.  Francisco loved to ride his horses, loved music and was a very giving man.  He especially loved his family and loved spoiling his grandchildren.  He was a faithful Catholic and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty.

Francisco was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Candido Olmos and sister; Lucia Olmos. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of forty-one years; Cirila Olmos of Liberty, son; Francisco R. Olmos Jr and wife Aracely of Liberty, daughters; Belinda Hernandez and husband Jose of Liberty, Imelda Cornett and husband Joe of LaPorte, TX, Annabel Walton and husband Kiefen of Liberty, brothers; Guadalupe Olmos, Alejo Olmos, sisters; Maria Saavedra, Biatrice Vara, Angela Sanchez, Eva Burragan, Antonio Garcia, Maria Isabel Trejo and eleven grandchildren.

Services for Francisco Rosales Olmos will be Friday, April 21, 2017 at 2pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Liberty Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Rosary will begin at 7pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Maxwell

Jeff E. Maxwell, Sr., 86, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Calvary Baptist Church of Dayton with services concluding thereafter. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jeff was born November 16, 1930 in Houston, to parents; James F. and Maggie M. White Maxwell, a former resident of Houston, and a resident of Dayton since 1967. He was a graduate of Cypress-Fairbanks High School, had attended Blinn College and Sam Houston State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former Ag advisor for Channelview ISD. Mr. Maxwell also enjoyed raising exhibition poultry and horticulture.

Mr. Maxwell was preceded in death by his parents, mother of his children: Alva Ann Walker Maxwell, stepson: Michael Cooper, and brothers: Byron Lee Maxwell, Jimmie Allen Maxwell, and an infant brother. He is survived by his wife of 18 years: Joyce Dickens Maxwell of Dayton, son: Jeff E. Maxwell, Jr. and wife Jo-Ann of Houston, daughters: Betty Krueger and husband Karl of San Antonio and Mary Maxwell of California, stepson: James Cooper and wife Beverly, Dean Cooper, and Jeffrey Cooper, grandchildren: Madelyn Nicole Maxwell, Marissa Ann Maxwell, Matthew Hale Krueger, Alyssa Delaney Krueger, Sara Avery Krueger, Ryan Alec Cortes, and Hannah Olivia Cortes, step grandchild: Gordon Cooper, and one step great-granddaughter: Claire Aubrey Cooper, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Smith

Leslie “Smitty” Clarence Smith, 67, of Dayton passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Services for Smitty will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Smitty was born May 2, 1949 in Anahuac, Texas to parents, Lester C. and Mildred Rainwater Smith. He had been a lifelong resident of this area, growing up in Liberty and attending Liberty High school where he was a member of the class of 1967. He attended Stephen F. Austin University. He lived in Mont Belvieu before moving to Dayton 31 years ago. Smitty had worked for US Steel, Porler Southwest and most recent he was at Texan Metal. He was a true family man and loved family gatherings, but most of all he loved his grandchildren and being with them. Smitty enjoyed going fishing and motorcycles.

Smitty was preceded in death by his parents, Lester C. and Mildred Smith. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rhea McBride Smith of Dayton; son, Murray Smith and Brandi Thompson of Kenefick; daughters, Kristen Smith Odom and husband Chad of Kenefick, Leigh Ann Smith of New Mexico; brother Gary Smith of Baytown; sister, Cynthia Hylton and husband Ray of Liberty; grandchildren, Kristopher Smith, Landon Smith, Grant Odom, Reed Odom, Garrett McWhorter, Rainee Wolfe, and Rae Lynn Wilder; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Taylor

Larry Dwaine Taylor, 46, of Channelview died Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Dayton. Visitation for Larry will be 12 noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery, Dayton.

Larry was born September 16, 1970 in Baytown, Texas to parents, Larry Taylor and Carolyn Wilbanks Taylor. He attended Channelview and Escambia High Schools and had worked for Turner Industries. He loved being with his family especially his son and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Wilbanks Williams and his grandparents, JC Wilbanks, Trudy Wilbanks, Ed Taylor, and Hattie Taylor, and brother Charles Mayon.

He is survived by his parents, Larry and Barbara Taylor of Dayton; son, Zane Edward Taylor of Channelview; sister, Jan Parmelly and husband Kirk of Crosby; also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Vercher

Curtis “Wayne” Vercher, 61, of Hardin, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Moss Hill Cemetery in Moss Hill. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Wayne was born December 4, 1955 in Pasadena, to parents; Curtis M. Vercher and Ethel N. Coleman, a former resident of Dry Prong, Louisiana, and has resided in Hardin for the past 31 years. He was a graduate of the Dry Prong High School class of 1974, a machinist for 30 years, and currently employed by the maintenance department of the Liberty County Jail. He was also a member of the CCA Trinity Valley Chapter. His hobbies included fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Vercher was preceded in death by his father: Curtis M. Vercher and brother: Rickey Lynn Vercher. He is survived by his mother: Ethel Coleman Collins of Hardin, sisters: Cynthia Valentine and husband Howard of Louisiana and Rhonda Weiss of Texas City, numerous other relatives, and friends.

Brown

Randall Wayne Brown, 38, of Logansport, LA, formerly of Saratoga, died on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Logansport.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel with Reverend Bill Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.
The family will be receiving friends also on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

Serving as pallbearers are Coy Duty, Alec Brown, Brett Randolph, Kevin Brown, Bradley Brown, Josh Cox, Zack Brown, Cade Cox and Matthew Graham. Honorary pallbearer Colton Brown.

A native of Baytown, he had lived in Logansport, LA and was a Commercial and Residential Construction carpenter.

Randall is preceded in death by his mother, Sherry Brown and stepsons, Jonah and Jacob Cox.

He is survived by his wife Shannon Brown of Logansport, LA; father Bearl Brown and stepmother Becky Wyatt Brown of Highlands, TX. Sons, Alec Brown , Bradley Brown, Colton Brown, of Winnie, Josh Cox, of Shreveport, LA and Cade Cox of Logansport, LA. Daughter Izzy Brown of Winnie. Sisters Leslie Kilcrease and husband Ken of Midway, TX and Marissa Douglas and husband Julian of Highlands. Brothers Kevin Brown and wife Jamie of Dayton, and Matthew Graham and wife Kodye also of Dayton, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Randall Wayne Brown please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com
Service of remembrance are 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.

Hightower

Shiloh Hightower, 43, of Dayton, Texas passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Kenefick, Texas.

She was born on January 21, 1974 in Channelview, Texas to Jesse B. Hightower and Trisha Pike. Shiloh graduated from Dayton High School in 1992 and attended the Women's University in Dallas, Texas.

Shiloh was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She was also a nurturer to many and she never met a stranger. Shiloh had a tendency of helping others with their issues and would often take them in even when she really wasn’t able to. She worked briefly as a chef at the Crawfish Boil in Dayton. Shiloh was an experimentalist in the kitchen, both with cooking and baking but was always successful with her inventions. She enjoyed reading and knitting beanies especially for her grandson, Theo. Shiloh loved her family and her grandsons the most.

Shiloh was preceded in death by her grandmother Ruby Davidson; her brother Adam Pike; and her uncle Lynn Hightower. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter Sarah Castor and husband Malachi of Dayton; her sons Joseph “Joey” Hightower of Dayton and Matthew Lucas of Baytown; her grandchildren Theo and Tristan Dusenberry and Hailey; her mother Trisha Pike and husband Clarence; her father Jesse B. Hightower and wife Celia of Angleton; her sister Shawn Stanford of Dayton, Nevada; her brothers Jesse Hightower and wife Heather of Newport News, Virginia and Aaron Pike and wife Barbara of Kenefick; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Shiloh will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services have been entrusted to Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Alpha

David Murray Alpha died in Grapevine, Texas at the age of 92.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Earthman Memory Garden Cemetery in Baytown, Texas. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Mr. Alpha was born on January 20, 1925 in Baytown, Texas to Kathleen Boudreaux Alpha and David Wilcox Alpha. He was married to Anna Isabelle (Ann) Kretchmar on September 9, 1944. He served in the United States Navy from January, 1943 to December, 1945 during WWII. He served the City of Baytown for many years before his retirement. He had previously been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baytown.

David was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ann Alpha; his son, Richard W. Alpha and his sister, Kathleen Alpha Harrop. He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Helen Alpha; a sister, Jennifer Alpha Kimball; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Harry Hood; son and daughter-in-law, David B. and Patti Alpha; daughter, Gwen Alpha; daughter and son-in law, Angela and Michael Prescher; son, Robin Alpha; and son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Bonnie Alpha; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Gilbert

Christina Unterberg Gilbert 57, of Liberty TX passed away Tuesday night, after her long battle with cancer, god decided it was time for her to go home.

She was born January 19,1960 in Phoenix Arizona to James H. Bloomfield and Nancy L. Diller

Christina was a loving mother to her four children (Patrick A. Gilbert, Claudia M. Gilbert, Bobby Unterberg, and Jimmy Unterberg) an amazing wife to her husband (Claude M. Gilbert) of 36 years she was also a great sister to her three brothers (Randy, Mike, and Paul Diller) and her sister (Cindy Theall) and the best grandmother to all of her 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was an amazing woman who loved life and she knew exactly how to make everyone smile, if she wasn’t spending time with family she was ether outside mowing her yard or in church at O.H.M. Christina will be missed deeply by all her family and friends who she leaves behind. But we know she will always hold a place in everyone of our hearts.

“the pain the you’ve been felling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming”
                                                                Romans 8:18

Christina’s life celebration service will be held at her church, Open House Ministries Saturday April 15, 2017 at 11 am address is 3605 N. Main St Liberty, TX

Local arraignments are under the care of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Elder

Terry Lee Elder Sr. age 72 of Hardin, Texas passed away Saturday April 8, 2017 at his home.

Terry was born in Liberty, Texas July 28, 1944 the son of the late John Elder and Merland Brown Mason. Terry had a great sense of humor always quick with a joke. He worked hard throughout his life providing for his family. He was the owner and operator of Elder Trucking for fifteen years, and went on to a Houston based construction company as a Vice President for another fifteen years, before returning to drive his trucks. Terry truly only had one main passion in his life and that was his family, he always found the time to make his grandchildren his number one priority. Terry was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Hull Chapter 1193 as well as the Hardin Baptist Church.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents as well as a brother Jerry Galloway.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of fifty-three years Janice K. Elder of Hardin, his children; Tammie Marberry (Chuck) of Hardin, Terry Elder Jr. (Misti) of Houston, Tracy Pavliska (Heath) of Hardin, Tiffanie Buffington (Blake) of Hardin, sister Merry Mount of Liberty. In addition, he leaves his nine grandchildren: Megan Jordan; Tara Jordan; Monica Marberry; Tealyn Marberry; Terry Lee Elder III; Grahm Pavliska; Harper Pavliska; Joshua Buffington; and Parker Buffington; and his three step-granddaughters. He also leaves his beloved cousin Tommy and Reta Brown, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Terry will be held Wednesday April 12, 2017 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services to be held 10AM Thursday April 13, 2017 at Hardin Baptist Church with burial to follow in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Jeffcoat

Lanny Dale Jeffcoat, loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend, was called home to be with his Lord and savior on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the age of fifty-eight years, in Humble, Texas with his devoted wife, children, and sisters by his side.

He was born October 2, 1958 in Baytown, son of the late R.O. and Alta Joyce (Purswell) Jeffcoat. Lanny was a life-long resident of Crosby, and a member of the 1978 graduating class of Crosby High School. He spent most of his adult life operating heavy equipment, of which, he spent the last fifteen years as a member of the Murff Turf Farms family. He enjoyed hunting, was an avid gun & knife collector, loved to joke around and pick on people, and was one of the greatest story tellers known to man. Lanny never met a stranger, and it would be tough to find someone who didn’t like him. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Lanny was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Roy Jeffcoat. He is survived by his loving wife of seventeen years, Cynthia “Cindy” (Mayhugh) Jeffcoat; sons, Ethan Jeffcoat & fiancé Ashley Skinner of Crosby, and Jeremy Dueitt & wife Shanda of Conroe; daughters, Cassie Dykes & husband Travis of Bay City, and Lacy (Dueitt) Deriso & husband Dustin of Crosby; sisters, Peggy Barron of Crosby, and Delores “Bity” Speir & Husband Hilton “Blackie” of Crosby; grandchildren, Jase, Brantley, Ashlyn, Colby, Moriah, Amber, Daniel, Jacob, Jeremiah, Marcus, Mandy, Robert, and Taylor; great grandchildren, Aubrey, and Elijah; numerous nieces & nephews, and extended family and friends. Lanny will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Lanny’s family will receive visitation Monday, April 10, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, with services concluding thereafter. Services have been entrusted to Pace-Stancil Funeral Home of Dayton.

In lieu of flowers, the Jeffcoat family has requested memorial gifts be made to the Arthritis Foundation in honor of Lanny Dale Jeffcoat. Gifts may be contributed at https://donate.arthritis.org/site/apps/ka/sd/donorcustom.asp?

c=pkI2KfMUItF&b=9307809&_ga=1.229575263.27062076.1491769920.

Stanley

Steve Stanley Jr., 78, of Kountze, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at his residence.

He was born July 31, 1938 in Jasper, TX to Steve Lemmie Stanley and Sarah Boykin. he had lived in Kountze for 22 years and was an oilfield worker.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian Courts Stanley of Kountze. Son, Jerry Steven Staney and wife Dee of Saratoga, stepsons, C.W. Sims Jr. of Kountze, and Kevin Sims and wife Renee' of Silsbee.

Daughter, Ledarah Lewis and husband George of Saratoga, Teresa Stanley of Baytown, stepdaughters, Debbie Oliver of Kountze, Tracy Martin and husband Billy of Kountze, and Karen Seymour of Silsbee. Sisters, Pat Strahan and husband Pete of Hardin, Johnnie Sue Williams of Pasadena, and Janis Vickery and husband Floyd of Dolan. He has numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great- great- grandchildren.

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

Cremation service 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.

Chessher

David Chessher, 79, of Honey Island, died Tuesday, April 5, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family and many of his caring friends.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday April 8,2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth officiating. Interment will follow at Jordan cemetery in Honey Island. The family will be receiving friends on Friday April 7, 2017 from 5:00P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

Serving as pallbearers are Timothy Hutson, Ed Gilbert, Bryan Chessher, Corey Chessher, Larry McCollough, and Lee Charles Jordan Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Earl, Clayton, Rusty, Evan, Tony, Jacob, Ernest, Robert, Brad, Brennan, Jacob, Kutter, Cameron, Trace, Bo, Buddy, Bryan, Barney Gandy, and J.W. Waters.

David had lived in Honey Island, 34 years and was a Oilfield Consultant. He loved being outdoors, hunting, and just being around his many good friends having a good time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, T.J Chessher and Lenora Edwards. and stepson-in-law Alfred Hutson.

Survivors are his wife, Lee Roth " Snookie" Chessher of Honey Island; mother of his children Sissy Cummings Chessher of Saratoga. Sons, David Harwell Chessher Jr. and wife Susie of Hardin, Granderson Wayne Chessher and wife Ginger of Hardin, and Thomas Glenn Chessher and wife Crystal of Saratoga. Stepson, Lee Charles Jordan and wife Elizabeth of Honey Island. Stepdaughters, Nora Faye Hutson of Honey Island, and Donna Cassidy and husband Darrin of China. Brother, John Hugh Chessher and wife Bertha of Saratoga. Grandchildren: 19 and great grandchildren: 35.

The Chessher family would like to thank Ron Ladwig of Texas Home Health Hospice for his great care and kindness during this difficult time.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of David Harwell Chessher 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.

Pearson

Mary Ann Briggs Pearson, 70, of Dayton, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, at the Kindred Hospital in Spring.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with rosary services at 7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with burial following at Ames Catholic Cemetery in Ames. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Mary was born June 16, 1946 in Dayton, to parents; Rodis, Sr. and Ruby St. Julian Briggs, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton. She was a graduate of Colbert High School class of 1966, a retired computer technician, and former beautician. She enjoyed cheerleading and playing sports while in high school, cooking, and gardening.

Mrs. Pearson was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 48 years: Derbe Pearson, Jr. of Dayton, sons: Derbe Pearson, III and wife Testi Williams-Pearson of Spring and Dakarai Pearson, Sr. and wife Summer of Spring, brother: Rodis Briggs, Jr. of Dayton, sisters: Leona Carter and husband David of Dayton and Eva Briggs Holmes of Dayton, grandchildren: Myles Pearson, Marqu’es Pearson, Darci Pearson, Wyllo Pearson, Dakarai Pearson, II, and Elizabeth, numerous other relatives, and friends.

Campodonico

Lucille Verona Campodonico, 82, formerly of Anahuac, Texas passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Humble, Texas.

She was born on April 11, 1934 in Hankamer, Texas to Martin and Mary Watson Kocijan. A child of the “Great Depression”, Lucille graduated from Anahuac High School in 1953. She lived a humble, honest life.

Lucille was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved her dogs. Lucille was a very talented and accomplished artist of oil painting and pen and ink drawings. She who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Marco Campodonico; and her brothers Henry and Billy Kocijan. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Mary Campodonico of Houston; her sons Ronald Campodonico and wife Katrina of Katy and Roger Campodonico of Houston; her grandchildren Daniel, Mary and P.J. Campodonico; and other loving relatives and friends; and all the children she had a hand in raising.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Mullins

Randy Glenn Mullins age 62 passed away March 31, 2017 at Liberty Dayton Hospital.

Randy was born April 5, 1954 in Baytown, Texas the son of the late Glenn E. Mullins and Margaret Matthews Mullins. Randy was a hard worker and when he found the time enjoyed hunting and fishing. Randy most enjoyed his beloved k-9 companion Boo-Boo.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents as well as a sister Donna Ware and his two step-sons Robert and Travis Lyles.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his sisters, Patsy Harrington, Margaret Zeglin, and Debbie Mullins Burrwell. He also leaves a brother Steven E. Mullins and a host of nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Durbin

Lawrence Elvin “Larry” Durbin age 60 passed away April 2, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Larry was born in Houston, Texas December 31, 1956 the son of the late Carl Elvin Durbin and Billie Jo Presler Durbin. Larry loved to do just about anything on the water, he enjoyed surfing, scuba diving, and fishing. He also enjoyed learning about history.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his sister Letha Fancher and his brother-in-law Tim Wilkinson.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his brothers Danny Durbin (Debbie), Paul Durbin (Melinda), Shawn Durbin (Shannon), sisters Sandy Wells, Tammy Wilkinson, and Cathy Kiss (Anthony). In addition Larry leaves a host of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 2PM Friday April 7, 2017 at Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com to share memories and sign the guestbook.

Coffman

Scherry Lynn Sturrock Coffman, 63, of Anahuac, Texas passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Liberty, Texas.

She was born on June 20, 1953 in Anahuac, Texas to Earl Sturrock, Sr. and Hazel Goff Sturrock. Scherry graduated from Anahuac High School in 1970 and received her associate’s degree from Lee College. She worked for many years in accounting and bookkeeping for the oil industry.

Scherry was a daddy’s girl, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was full of life, never meeting a stranger, had an infectious laugh and was known mostly for her nurturing of others and for mothering everyone. Scherry enjoyed playing dominos every Wednesday morning with her closest friends, riding motorcycles and spending time with her daughter and her grandchildren. She also loved her dogs and had a passion for horses which she raised and raced in the early 80’s. Scherry also enjoyed listening to Willie’s Roadhouse and singing along to County and Western music. Nothing could ever slow her down, she lived life to the fullest. Scherry who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Scherry was preceded in death by her parents; her son Roger Dale Abshier, Jr.; her daughter Tracie Elizabeth Knuppel; and a grandson Curry Wade Fancher. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 21 years Joe Coffman of Anahuac; her daughters Stacie Abshier of Anahuac and Kristy Coffman of Baytown; her sons William Travis Knuppel of Hankamer, Kyle Coffman of Idabel, Oklahoma; her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brothers Earl Sturrock, Jr. and wife Pat of Deer Park and Eddie Perez of Washington; numerous other loving relatives and friends; and all the children she had a hand in raising.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Hankamer Community Fellowship, 2844 FM 1663 Road, Hankamer, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Collins

Mathew Jay “Jaybird” Collins, 54 of Dayton died Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Baytown, Texas.

Memorial services for Jay will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Gum Grove Baptist Church in Eastgate with Rev. Jeff Davis officiating.

Jay was born January 30, 1963 in Dayton, Texas to parents, Floyd Collins and Patricia Ford Collins. He was a lifelong resident of Dayton and had worked as a carpenter and welder. He loved being with his kids, fishing, gardening and his animals.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Sharron Day Collins of Dayton; his son, Lee Bishop; daughters, Ashley Michelle and Destiney Nicole; brother, Fred Collins and wife Debbie; sisters, Sunnie Frye and RD, Jonan Rogers, and Kristi Collins; grandchildren, Peyton Bishop and Presley Rae Evans; also numerous nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.

Scott

Helen Ann Scott, 61, of Raywood, died Saturday April 1, 2017 at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, TX.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 10:00A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend Kenneth Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday April 3, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel

Serving as pallbearers are Sam Dunn, Gene Holland, Kevin Holland, James Spanning, Gary Wiggins and Kenneth Holland. Honorary pallbearers are Donny Barnett, Charles Scott, Reid Evans, Kyle Fregia, Roger Hufford, Kody Fregia, Cameron Seedner and John Earl Scott.

A native of Fort Hood, Texas she had lived in Raywood most of her life and with her husband was owner and operator of Scott's Country Cookin in Raywood. Helen loved to get together with family and friends. She also loved making her husband banana pudding and enjoyed cooking and feeding her many friends. She also loved her grandbabies picking berries and going fishing.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert Hollis Turner and Ellen Shelfer. Sister- in- laws, Carol Turner, Shirley Scott, and brother-in-law, John Scott.

Survivors include her husband of 26 lovely years Tony Scott of Raywood; sons, Robert Evans of Raywood, Carlton Heard of Raywood. Daughters, Jana Fregia and husband Tony of Daisetta, and Malindee Seedner and husband Russell of Lemore CA. Brother, Jimmy Taylor of Deer Park. Sisters, Elizabeth Sims of Pittsburg, TX Phonie McAllister of Liberty, Frances Russell of Dayton, and Robbie Barnett of Dayton. Helen is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews great nieces, and great nephews and a host of loving friends.

Grandchildren are Kyle, Hannah, Cameron, Gretchen, Kody, Reid and Holly Ann.

To order flowers from our sympathy store or leave a condolence for the family of Helen Ann Scott visit us 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

Maddox

Jerry Don Maddox, 75, of Liberty, TX died on Thursday March 30, 2017 in LaGrange, TX.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday April 3, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. Interment will follow at Weeks Chapel Cemetery in Jasper County. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday April 2, 2017 from 4:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M at Faith & Family.

A native of Zwolle, Louisiana, he had lived in Liberty most of his life and was owner and operator of Top Burgers in Liberty for many years. He loved to garden and being outside.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nadine Maddox, father, J.V. Maddox and brother, Jessie Dewayne Maddox.

Survivors are his mother, Josephine Maddox of Jasper; sons, Jerry Maddox of Hardin, and Dewayne Maddox of Dayton. Daughter, Danielle Tanner of Hardin; brother, Benny Maddox of Hardin, and sisters, Gloria Monzingo of Jasper, and Phyllis Smith and husband Amos of Jasper. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Jason Maddox, Chance Maddox, Chris Maddox, Zachary Maddox, Matthew Haywood and Alan Tanner.

To send flowers through our sympathy store for the family of Jerry Don Maddox visit us 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 andtrust

Braden

Rita L. Braden, 65, of Dayton, Texas passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 in Baytown, Texas surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 10, 1951 in Fulton, Missouri to Norman H. and Lucinda Spencer Zeugin.

Rita was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed the simple things in life like cooking and cleaning. But what she enjoyed most was spending time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rita’s children would say she loved screaming at them most and did it lovingly. Rita who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Rita was preceded in death by her father; and her siblings Rometta Clingman and Spencer Zeugin. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children Tommy Braden, Jr. and wife Della of Dayton, Tracie Strickland and husband Jason of Crosby and Erik Braden and wife Morgan of Dayton; her three grandsons and five granddaughters; her two great-grandsons; her mother Lucinda; her brothers Tom Zeugin and Ted Zeugin and wife Deborah all of Missouri; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Roy Smith, Jason Starnes, Nick Pate, Lance Clingman, Zach Zeugin and Jason Hyatt.

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

Delva

Nicole Ann Delva was born April 23, 1972 in Roseburg, Oregon.  

She died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Humble, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Kirk Wayne Delva of Roseburg, Oregon.

She is survived by her daughters, Katie Price of Channelview, Texas, and Lacie Burns of Dayton, Texas; her son, Kirk Price and his fiancé, Kara Anders of Houston, Texas.  She is also survived by her mother, Kathy Pittman (Louis) of Dayton and her father, Nick Delva (Donna) of Glide, Oregon, and many great friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Wells Funeral Services, 300 Alabama St., Liberty, Texas in the Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel; funeral Services will begin at 4:00 pm.

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

Chandler

Gretchen Wand Chandler, 67, of Anahuac, Texas passed Saturday, March 25, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on March 31, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas to Lee and Eleanor Wand. Gretchen graduated from Corsicana High School in 1967 and attended Navarro Junior College.

Gretchen and her loving husband of 48 years, Terry Chandler relocated from Houston making Anahuac their home for the past 32 years. She worked for McJunkin Corporation of Baytown for many years. Gretchen had spent the last 11½ years battling stage 4 colon cancer and was often seen wearing her favorite “Cancer Sucks” shirt.

Gretchen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed fishing, antiquing and working crossword puzzles. Gretchen’s biggest passion was spending time with her family.

Gretchen was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband Terry Chandler; her daughters Amy Hinojosa and husband Marco of Anahuac, Texas and Laura Simmons and husband Jamie of Sequim, Washington; her grandchildren Gabby, Iggy and Nick Hinojosa and Katelyn and Alyssa Simmons; her sister Shary Lynn Robertson of Oklahoma; and a number of loving relatives and friends. Gretchen will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, March 31, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. A celebration of Gretchen’s life will be held at 10am on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac.

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

Joy

Katherine Aline Daniel Joy of Batson, died on Saturday March 25, 2017 at her residence. She was 83.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 10:00AM at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Lesley Gaines officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Larry Hughes, Doug Hughes, Doug Hughes II, Trey Joy, Tony Dorsey and Sherman Benson. The family will be receiving friends also on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at Faith & Family Funeral Services from 9:00AM until service time at 10:00AM.

Katherine was born August 16, 1933 in Batson, TX, to Ernest Ray Daniel and Edith Aline Barnes. She lived in Batson most of her life and attended the Central Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Ray Daniel and Edith Aline Barnes; husband, Randy Raymond Joy Sr. and sons, Randy R. Joy Jr. and Wesley E. Joy.

She is survived by her daughter Maura Joy of Baytown. Sisters, Billie Hughes and husband Buster of Batson, Corine Lawson and husband Lynwood of Beaumont and Ernestine Barr and husband Eddie of Sugarland; sister-in-law, Jean Odom of Baytown; grandson, Trey Joy of Highland; granddaughter, Katherine Benson and husband Sherman and great grandchildren Kristina and Wesley Benson.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, trxas 77519.936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time

Weems

Betty Neely Weems, age 79 of Liberty, died March 26, 2017 at her residence in Liberty, TX. 

Betty was born April 30, 1937 in Mer Rouge, LA, daughter of the late John Leverett Cheshire and Ruby Elizabeth Neely.  Betty attended Bastrop High School in Louisiana her first three years of high school and then graduated from Silsbee High School here in Texas.  She was a drum major and twirler and was voted Most Beautiful four years in a row at her high school.  Betty was a beautician for fifteen plus years.  She enjoyed cooking, fishing and being at the beach.  She was an excellent seamstress and loved anything to do with the church.  She was also in the choir and loved to sing.  Betty’s most treasured memories were spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She will be missed by all.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Buddy Weems, brother; Albert Jack Wilson Jr, great-grandson; Tyler McCann and great-granddaughter; Lily Moss.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters; Gwen Weems of Liberty, Debbie Sherrell and husband Jaime of Liberty, Angela Battle and husband Harold of Silsbee, Denise Walters and husband Leigh of Liberty, brother; Archie Jack Wilson and wife Carol of Pearland, TX, twelve grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services for Betty Neely Weems will be Friday, March 31, 2017 at 2pm at New Work Family Worship Center in Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at the church.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Clemonds

Melba L. Clemonds age 92 formally of Liberty, died Monday March 27 in Montegut, LA.

Melba was born in Hemsted, TX, December 31, 1924 the daughter of the late James Stuckey and Hetti Mae Tucker Stuckey. Melba enjoyed fishing, being with her family, and loved to take her children camping. She worked for many years as a Nurse’s Aide.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her son Gordon Lamar Crabtree, daughter Evelyn Joyce Brown, brothers James Stuckey and Jan Ray Stuckey, her sisters Mary Ruth Rhoades, Marguerite DeSha, and Gloria Mae Ewing. She also was preceded in death by her first husband Lee Crabtree and her second husband Ralph Clemonds. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters Leona Nelton and husband Alley, and Marguerite Crabtree and wife Cindy Sickles. In addition, she leaves twelve grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Melba will be held Thursday March 30, 2017 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services to be held 10AM Friday March 31, 2017 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Rhodes

Doris “Sue” Marie Craig Rhodes, 82, of Pasadena died March 26, 2017.

Visitation for Mrs. Rhodes will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Pace-Stancil and interment will follow at Linney Cemetery.
Sue was born September 19, 1934 in Dayton, Texas to parents George and Ethelyn Linney Craig. Sue attended Dayton schools where she played athletics and proudly shared with family and friends that she went to state as a member of the Tennis team. She was a resident of Pasadena for more than 50 years where she and her late husband, Curtis raised their family.

Sue worked as a realtor in Deer Park for close to four decades receiving many sales awards. She enjoyed the interaction and just recently retired and gave up her broker’s license in 2015. She was an avid volunteer at Bayshore Hospital in Pasadena where she served for 10 years and proudly earned 3,739 volunteer hours.

“Granny” loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as all her family. She could often be found transporting her loved ones around town or cheering her great-children at their many sporting activities. She loved to drive fast and had speeding tickets to prove it. She was often teased and referred to by loved ones as “the Little Old Lady from Pasadena”.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Curtis Rhodes. Sr., daughter, Linnie Jo Rhodes, and grandsons, Justin Griffin and Timothy Betros. She is survived by son, Curtis “Dusty” Rhodes, Jr. and wife Linda; daughter, Susan Jack and long-time partner, Laura Bye; brother, Donald Craig; grandchildren Jaime Parham and husband Robby, Matthew Jack and wife Rae, Amanda Croix and husband Donny, Nicholas Betros and wife Pam, Whitney Betros, and Allison Gregory and husband Tyler; step-grandsons, Rand E. Riggle and Jeffrey Riggle; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives, a host of friends, and her very special friend, her dog, Rudy.

Cessna

Marcia Kay Cessna, 72, of Cleveland, died Friday March 24, 2017 at The Bradford at Brookside in Livingston, TX.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday March 26, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at Hardin United Methodist Church with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday March 25, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services' Chapel.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband; Ronald Earl Cessna, parents; Charles and Lillian Nelson, and sisters; Mary Scott and Susan Nevills.

Those left to cherish her memory are step-sons; Dwight Cessna and wife Sondra of Caddo Mills, TX and Aubrey Cessna of Dayton, step-daughter; Debbie Wagner and husband Mike of Dayton, sisters; Ruthie Stanford and Ann Benge, grandchildren; Mike, Krystal, Savannah, Scott, Joseph, Ariel, great-grandchildren; Brooklynn, Skyler, Zane, Cooper, K' Lynn, Mason, Dylan and Hunter.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Marcia Kay Cessna 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 trust one family at a time.

Spencer-Rivon

Audrey Ann Spencer-Rivon 74, of Anahuac, TX died March 23, 2017.

Services are Apr. 01, 2017 at Lily of The Valley Church of God in Christ. 1222 N. Main St. Anahuac, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Rivon Cemetery, Anahuac, TX.

Audrey was preceded in death by her father: Pleasant Spencer, brother: Freddie White Jr., son: John Lewis and grandson: Kenneth Rivers-Spencer.

Cherishing her memories are husband: Ocie Rivon Jr. “Moon”, mother: Patsy Dixon, children: Selena Spencer-King (Tommy), Cynthia Spencer-Griffin (David), Kevin Spencer (Nene) and James Spencer (NeKeisha). Siblings: Cecelia Alfred, Norris Davis Sr. (Christy), Ethelyn Ricks, Lola Washington (Willie) and Patricia Dixon. 13-Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Rivon’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, TX.) 409-267-3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Tousha

Becky Jean Tousha of Conroe formally of Liberty, age 53 died Saturday March 18, 2017 at Conroe Regional Hospital.

Becky was born in Liberty, Texas October 9, 1963 the daughter of the late Tommy Gene Tousha and Curley “Tiny” Fregia Tousha.  Becky enjoyed fishing and spending time with her beloved family. Becky also had a passion for her favorite football team the Dallas Cowboys.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her brothers Johnny Tousha and Sgt. Shawn Tousha.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband David Edwards, brother Tiger Tousha (Rene) nephews Rusty Tousha (Selena), Dusty Tousha (Hunter), Tommy Tousha Jr. (Kandyce), James “Bam Bam” Tousha (Kaycee), and Nick Tousha. She also leaves her niece Hope Tousha, great nephew Breagan Tousha, great niece Dally Tousha who was like a granddaughter, and her uncle Chester Tousha (Doris). She also leaves a host of cousins, extended family, and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service for Becky will be celebrated 2PM Saturday April 1, 2017 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Sims

Barry Wilburn Sims, 66, of Hardin died Monday, March 20, 2017 at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center with his family by his side.

A service of remembrance will be held Friday March 24, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with military honors.

The family will be receiving friends also on Friday March 24, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. also at Faith & Family.

Barry was born October 13, 1950 in Silsbee, TX, to B.W. Sims and Catherine Odom. He worked as a Safety Coordinator for P.S.C. in Deer Park. He had proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict.

Barry is preceded in death by his parents, B.W. Sims and Catherine Odom. Brother, Kenneth Sims; daughter, Sandri Lee Sims and brother-in-laws, Tim and Gary Echols.

He is survived by his step-mother, Pat Sims of Hardin; wife, Metzie Sims of Hardin; son, Larry D. West and wife Sheila of Michigan. Mom, Pat Mitchell of Liberty; daughter, Natalie Sims and husband Aamin Ali of Houston.

Brothers, Michael Sims of Angleton and Johnye McMurtry of Hull. Sisters, Tommye Sims of Hardin and Terrye Sims Skaines of Hardin.

Grandchildren, James Miller and wife Jessica, Elijah Sims, Paris Hall, Asif Nayah and Jacob Lee. Great grandchildren, James Dean, Ava Jade and Jayden Christopher.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Barry Wilburn Sims 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.

Renfrow

Krystal Kay Renfrow was born on June 5, 1958 in Liberty, Texas.  She went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 18, 2017, following a brief illness.

Krystal was a strong believer in Jesus, and an active church member all her life.  She trusted Christ at an early age and was baptized at First Baptist Church in Liberty, Texas where she was active in many church activities, particularly the youth group and choir as a teenager. She was a faithful church attender, and many of her friends may remember that she was known to phone those who had missed church or a special activity to inquire as to why they had not been in attendance. She cared deeply about her friends and family, and desired that they be faithful in their church attendance.  She had many special memories of attending summer camp at Glorietta Baptist Encampment in New Mexico, and went on numerous youth choir trips with her church choir traveling across Texas participating in choir concerts at various churches.  The Lord gifted her with a beautiful singing voice, and she had the incredible ability to sing with perfect pitch, which is extremely rare. She loved singing praises to her Lord, and being part of her church choir.

She went on numerous trips with the GA’s (Girls Auxillary) to Houston to the state summer conventions. First Baptist Church, GA’s, choir and church attendance were important parts of her life, and her faithfulness was legendary. She loved quoting just the right Bible verse when a friend was in need of encouragement or guidance, and her favorite passage was Psalm 23.

Krystal loved to travel, and one of her favorite trips was to the country of Austria.  She also enjoyed visiting her cousin Mindy in North Carolina, and taking long weekend trips to visit in the homes of family and friends.  She graduated from Liberty High School in 1976, and was a member of the high school choir, the Choraleer Choir and the Spanish Club. One of her favorite pass times was doing counted cross stitch, and she loved making special cross stitch pieces as gifts for friends and family. Friendship and giving were important to this very loving person. She loved listening to the Maranantha Choir and The Carpenters.  Some of her friends’ favorite memories of her were their late night runs to the Sonic in Liberty in Krystal’s 1976 red Firebird singing with the radio turned up very loudly! 

Krystal attended Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, and loved going to school there in that beautiful East Texas town.     

Krystal was preceded in death by her parents, Aubry Renfrow, and Kathryn Renfrow of Liberty, her cousin Micah Felcman, Aunt and Uncle Jewel and John Bailey of Liberty.  She is survived by her brother, Britt Andress of Dayton, Texas, and her cousin, Mindy Felcman Miralia, as well as, River and Miles Felcman all of Charlotte North Carolina.

Krystal also considered the following close friends as part of her family:  The Darrell Budro Family, Randy and Frances Lewis Family, the Tommy Roberts Family, Mrs. Juanita Mosley, and Miss. Janet Mosley Hughen, as well as many of her church family members and neighbors. She was a friend’s friend, and a loving and caring person who will be deeply missed and remembered fondly for years to come.

At the time of her death Krystal was a member of Corner Stone Church in San Antonio, Texas, and was employed at John Hagee Ministries. A fitting tribute to her would be the verse that says “a friend loveth at all times.”  Krystal was that kind of friend. We can all rest assured that she is singing with the angels in the heavenly choir, and free from the worries and trials of this earthly world. May she rest in peace. 

Officiating Pastor Kyle Roberts
Pallbearers Keb Roberts, Kolby Roberts, Ryan Roberts, Jack Wiggins, Jarrod Wiggins 
Justin Kostelnik

Services for Krystal Kay Renfrow will be Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Friday, March 24, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm at Allison Funeral Service.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Majeski

Steven Anthony “Teako” Majeski, 46, of Kenefick died Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Services for Teako will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Dayton with interment to follow at Holly Grove Cemetery in Holly Grove, Texas.

He was born September 7, 1970 in Liberty, Texas and he had been a resident of Kenefick for the past 9 years, previously of Votaw. He graduated from Galena Park High School in 1989 and had worked for Northstar Energy Services. Teako enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Mable Majeski and Paw and Granny; and his step father, Robert Henry. He is survived by his parents, Virie Rhodes Henry of Votaw and David Majeski and wife Kim of Houston; his son, Robert Cody Majeski of Kenefick; his daughter, Morgan Hagan and husband Alan of Atascocita; his sister, Laura Lee of Crosby; niece, Jaylynn Gutierrez; also other relatives and friends.

Hale

Maurine Tanner Hale, age 96, a longtime resident of the Liberty area died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Magnolia Place Healthcare in Liberty. 

Maurine was born January 26, 1921 in Burkburnett, TX, daughter of the late Bruce Tanner and Verna Ratcliff Tanner.  Maurine loved gardening, animals, chocolate and was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed her various crafts.  She had a smile that could light up a room.

Maurine was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Robert Hale and sister Ruth Wajer.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Gregory Chitwood and significant other Gerry Avallone, grandson; Michael Chitwood, great-grandchildren; Lane, Aaron and Charlie Chitwood, sister; Gladys Erskins and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins and her beloved cats.

The family would like to thank Magnolia Place Healthcare for the excellent care for Maurine and hospice Kindred at home and Karla King, her caregiver for such loving, tender care given to her.

Services for Maurine Tanner Hale will be Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1pm at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty, TX.  Visitation will be from 10am to 11am in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Maurine’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Research or the Liberty Animal Shelter.

Cooley

Micheal K. Cooley, 62, of Anahuac, Texas, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

A loving husband, father, brother and friend to many. He was born on January 9, 1955 in Liberty, Texas to Walter and Patsy Jo Anderson Cooley. Mike graduated from Anahuac High School in 1973 and attended Lee College where he received his associate degree. He worked as a special education mentor for Anahuac ISD, impacting all his students positively by teaching them valuable life lessons.

Mike was a gentle, kind and compassionate man, always putting his family first. Mike had numerous hobbies in his lifetime, some of which included photography, going to the casinos, college football and anything UT Longhorns, watching cheesy “B movies” and playing with his and other’s fur babies. In his younger years, he enjoyed duck hunting. Of recent, Mike really enjoyed the simple things in life like sitting on his screened in porch, chilling lazily for a little porch therapy and listening to music or the wind blowing around him.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; his son Joshua Cooley; his brother Allen “Butch” Cooley; and his father and mother-in-law, Fred and Mary Jean Abshier. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 40 years Pat Cooley of Pine Island, Texas; his son Justin Cooley and Rachael of Shreveport, Louisiana; his grandson Conner Chauvin of Shreveport, Louisiana; his sisters-in-law Charlotte Cooley of Anahuac, Texas, Jean Forest and husband Randy of Double Bayou, Texas and Louise Pierson and husband Windell of Jacksonville, Texas; his nieces Kristin Pierson Payne and husband Clayton of Jacksonville, Texas and Kaye Cormier and husband Willis of Anahuac, Texas; his nephew Mike A. Cooley of Anahuac, Texas; his uncle Adrian B. Cooley, Jr. (Uncle Jr.) and wife Pat; his dear cousin Robert Abshier and wife Phyllis; his furry companions which he loved so much, Buddy, Bevo, Bear and Mojo; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12pm until 2pm on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. A celebration of Mike’s life will begin immediately after the visitation at 2pm.

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

Lewis

Lorene Marie Lewis, 80, of Dayton, Texas died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Humble, Texas.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was born on July 22, 1936 in Nacogdoches County, Texas to M.A. and Florida Reed Hardy. Lorene graduated from Dayton High School in 1954. In her younger years, she played softball for the Dayton Swingers and was said to be one of the best first basemen. Lorene worked as a school bus driver for Dayton ISD for 13 years and Liberty ISD for 5 years. Her kids on the bus would call her the “hot rod granny.”

Lorene was a gentle, kind and compassionate woman, always putting her family first. She adored her grandchildren so dearly. Lorene had several hobbies, some of which included playing dominos with her friends, walking and cooking. The people close to Lorene would tell you that she made the best gumbo around. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Terry Hughes; and her stepmother Edna Hardy. She leaves behind to cherish her memories her loving husband of 61 years and 9 months, Walter Lewis of Dayton; her sons Pete Lewis of Jefferson County and Dennis Lewis, Sr. of Dayton; her grandchildren Dennis Lewis, Jr. and Meagan Noble, Courtney Wood, Sabrina James and husband Tyler, Lindsey Lewis and Whitney Marks; her sister Debbie Walker and husband Judge Bob Walker of Gulfport, Mississippi; her daughter-in-laws Sheryl Long of Katy, Texas and Linda Rombs of Dayton, Texas; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2pm until 4pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Collier

Steven Howard Collier, 72, of Dayton, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Steven was born February 22, 1945 in Fort Worth, to parents; Herman H. and Anne Mae Hilliard Collier, and has been a resident of Dayton for the past 17 years. He was a retired machinist. He also enjoyed motorcycles, BBQs, reading, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Mr. Collier was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 52 years: Geneva Hunter Collier, sons: Jeremy Collier and Steven Collier, Jr., daughters: Wendy Collier and Jennifer Tunnell, sisters: Beverly Shanks, Nettie Deatherage, and Judy McMahan, grandchildren: Jeremy Collier, II, Brittney Collier, Sam Tunnell, Mathew Tunnell, Jessica Saman, and Steven Collier, great-grandchildren: Rose Whitmire, Delilah Collier, Alice Collier, and Carly Tunnell, numerous other relatives, and friends.

Tippit

Morgan M. Tippit, 102, of Dayton, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Sycamores Senior Living Center in Sugarland.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Morgan was born June 25, 1914 in Tarkington Prairie, to parents; Morgan M. and Laura Thomason Tippit, a former resident of Dayton, and has been a resident of Sugarland for the past 15 years. He was a retired rice farmer, 50-year member and former Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge, and member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. He also enjoyed lunches with friends and playing golf.

Mr. Tippit was preceded in death by his parents, and wife of 75 years: Nona Wolf Tippit. He is survived by his daughter: Karen Glass and husband Leo Murl, grandchildren: Paul Morgan Glass and wife Janet and David Michael Glass and wife Celeste, great-grandchildren: Jennifer Marie McKellop and husband Rick, Paul Michael Glass and wife Julie, Allyson Margarette Glass and husband Fahri, Andrew Morgan Glass and wife Amelia, Susannah Michal Thomas and husband Harrison, and Allen Michael Glass, great great-grandchildren: Addison Morgan Glass, Leo Raiden Glass, Lilly Marie McKellop, Richard Addison McKellop III, Ela Rose Glass, and Eren Han, numerous other relatives, and friends.

Toler

Glendon Dawkins "Bubba" Toler, Jr., 72 of Cleveland died Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Visitation for Bubba will be Thursday, March 16, 2017, 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland.  Funeral services will be Friday, March 17, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, 400 West Hanson St., Cleveland, TX 77327.

Glendon Dawkins Toler, Jr., Bubba, was a giant in stature and spirit.  He was born on September 10, 1944, in Cleveland, Texas to parents, Glendon D. Toler, Sr. and June Stancil Toler. In 1946, Glen, June, and their children, Sandra and Bubba, moved to Dayton to operate Pace-Stancil Funeral Home there.   Little League and Boy Scouts filled his life, but in 1956, twelve-year-old Bubba was diagnosed with acute nephritis.  He always gave God and Dr. E.R. Richter the glory for his recovery.   By his sophomore year, with Dr. Richter's care, the disease was finally under control and Bubba was able to return to his beloved Bronchos.  He excelled in all sports throughout high school, lettering in football, baseball, basketball, tennis, and track, and more importantly, meeting the love of his life, Barbara Carole Cox.

Bubba and Barbara married in 1964, and continued their education at Lamar University in Beaumont.  Bubba played basketball for the Lamar Cardinals and in 1966, earned his BBA in Business and Economics. He began his professional career, doing what he loved—coaching football and basketball—AND, teaching General Business and Typing I, even taking students all the way to UIL Regional.  In 1970, Bubba was offered the position of Head Basketball Coach at Cleveland High School, which would have made him the youngest head coach of a 3A school in Texas, but his love of home and family led him to make the difficult decision to leave coaching and join his Dad in the family business. Bubba’s dad was “old school” and wanted him to learn the business from the ground up, which included making the late-night ambulance and death calls that had been the family custom for three generations. He learned a lot about people, death and sorrow in those years as well as the importance of helping others at the most difficult time in their lives.

Through the years, Bubba’s range of talents continued to widen and he realized many of his dreams including becoming a farmer! In 1991, he purchased a 735-acre farm in Devers and successfully farmed rice and soybeans in his “free” time. He loved every minute of it. He also loved Colorado and when his health began to decline in 2011, he once again chose to give up something he loved for family. He sold his farm and realized another long-time dream, a house in Estes Park. It’s a place his children and grandchildren love and treasure and where he enjoyed watching the wildlife and fishing in his backyard on the Big Thompson River.

Those lessons, his strong Christian faith and generous spirit, made Bubba a friend and role-model for all.  His gentle nature was a comfort to everyone he met and, though he appeared to be a man of few words, he always seemed to know just what to say and when to say it.  Family, friends, waiters, sales-clerks, employees, and even strangers sensed his genuine interest in learning about their lives and inevitably found themselves willing to share.  Bubba truly lived his faith, demonstrating Christian principles in all of his business and personal dealings.  God blessed his work and Bubba freely and generously shared God's blessings.  If you had Bubba in your corner, you felt like Superman. He encouraged and believed in people and was always ready to help you chart your course if you’d let him. Bubba was quick to see a need and even without being asked, would quietly step up to meet it, supporting his community, local churches, schools, clubs, law-enforcement with both time and treasure.    

Along with his many interests, Bubba was also a talented artist.  He took great pleasure in sharing his talents for carving duck-calls and pens, crafting fishing rods, guns and hunting knives, custom leather-work, "slumping" glass, and designing silver and beaded jewelry.  He loved making jewelry for Barbara and his girls and his creations for them are their treasures. Through his donations to local fundraisers, many are priviledged to own and enjoy the fruits of his talents.  

But above all, Bubba loved his family.  Bubba and Barbara, married for over 52 years, were inseparable.  Just last week, Bubba gave Barbara a plaque which read “And I’d choose you, in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d chose you.” It is and was a great love. Together, Bubba and Barbara had three children, Kristen Amber Toler Brosey, Kimber Leigh Toler Hinch, and Daniel Rabun Toler.  Bubba relished spending time with his children, their spouses and his grandchildren and, to the occasional frustration of others, never let an obligation interfere with an opportunity to spend one more moment with those he loved. He made EVERYTHING special and his love and the time he spent with them will never be forgotten.

Bubba and Barbara honorably served the family business for almost five decades as owners of Pace-Stancil Funeral Homes in Cleveland and Coldspring, Alma's PS Florist, and Toler Monument Company.  In the late 1980’s, they proudly developed Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens, a perpetual-care cemetery.  In July of 1996, Bubba fulfilled his dream of returning Pace-Stancil Funeral Home to Dayton, where he enjoyed the association of old friends and families and made many new friends.

The Tolers and Pace-Stancil are proud to have served Liberty County families for over 78 years. To quote the title of the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home historical book Bubba has been writing:

“Proud of the Past; Committed to the Future.”

Chapman

Leona Maxine Chapman, 72, of Dayton, Texas died Monday, March 13, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 7, 1944 in Canton, Illinois to Elbert and Mildred Myers Utt.

Leona was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting, baking, reading her Bible and prayer. Leona also was a TV game show junkie always watching, Jeopardy, Family Feud and Price is Right. She also enjoyed the classic series shows like Little House on the Prairie.

Leona was a member of the Old River Assembly of God where most defined her as the Prayer Warrior. She was the leader of the church’s prayer chain for many years. Leona who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Leona was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 47 years Joseph Wayne Chapman; her daughter Renee Ballard; and a brother Larry Utt. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son Jody Chapman of Dayton; her grandchildren Ryan Chapman and wife Kimberly of Mont Belvieu, Kassie Chapman and husband Levi of Dayton and Laiken Chapman of Baytown; her great-grandchildren Lane and Jacob Mitchell and Sophie Horton; her sister Doreen Curtis and husband Bill of California; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park.

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

Ramos

Dolores Mancilla Ramos, 56, of Devers, Texas, died Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 8, 1960 in Mexico to Blas and Eucebia Mancilla.

Dolores has been a resident of the Devers area for the past 21 years and was a devoted member of Our Lady of Light Catholic Church in Anahuac, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Dolores loved family, reading her Bible, painting her nails and crocheting.

Dolores was preceded in death by her mother; and her sister Bertha Mancilla. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 27 years Jesus Ramos; her son Gabriel Orona and wife Kara; her grandsons Asa Cole and Avery Oliver; her father Blas Mancilla; her siblings Jesus Mancilla, Pedro Mancilla, Aurelio Mancilla and Feliciana Mancilla; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 9pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas, with a Rosary to be recited at 8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church, 2207 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Rite of Committal will immediately follow in Rice Belt Cemetery in Devers, Texas.

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

Alridge

Victor Arthur Alridge, infant child of Joseph Arthur Alridge and Courtney Lynn August, died March 8, 2017 at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. 

Victor was born March 4, 2017 in Houston, TX and was taken from this world after only four days old.  Although his time here on earth was short lived, the impact he had on everyone he encountered was beyond remarkable.

Victor was preceded in death by his grandmother; Vicki Logan, grandfather; Peter Arthur Haley, great-grandfather; Kilroy Holder and uncle; Coby Holder.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, sisters; Chloe and Rhemi Alridge, grandmother; Diane Russell, grandfather; Lloyd Holder and wife Wendy, great-grandmother; Betty Guillory, aunt; Kristie Marshall, and cousin; Kenzi Marshall.

Graveside services for Victor Arthur Alridge will be held, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10am at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, TX.  Services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Services, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Robinson

Johnnie “Nonnie” Oates Robinson, 93, of Dayton died Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Baytown, Texas.

Services for Mrs. Robinson will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Hardin and Don Allen Bode officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Johnnie was born July 7, 1923, in the Busch’s Landing Settlement near Baytown, Texas. She was the 7th and youngest child of Robert F. “Bob” Oates and Sarah Arrilla Canon Oates.

Johnnie was descended from some of the old pioneer families that settled in Polk County, Texas: the Oates, Wilson, Canon, Smith, and Beard Families. She was named after her two grandfathers, John I. Canon and Stephen M. Oates, because her parents were hoping for another son. Johnnie lived as a small girl in the Cedar Bayou and Goose Creek communities in Harris County until her parents moved to Dayton in 1932, where they eventually established a fishing camp on Day Lake. Johnnie accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and followed in baptism on July 16, 1933, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedar Bayou, Texas. Johnnie attended schools in Cedar Bayou and Dayton. From Dayton, she went to school in Tomball where she lived with her oldest brother and his family. From Tomball, she went to school at Cedar Bayou, where she lived with her oldest sister and family. Johnnie graduated from Cedar Bayou High School on May 29, 1942. During her time at Cedar Bayou High School, she was on the cheerleader squad. During World War II, Johnnie served her country as one of the “Rosie the Welders”. She worked as a welder in the shipyards in Houston where she became a Class A welder. Johnnie and her parents were also charter members of South Dayton Baptist Church, which was organized Nov. 18, 1946. Johnnie was the church’s first secretary and Children’s Sunday School teacher.

Johnnie worked at Dayton State Bank in Dayton, Citizen’s Bank in Baytown, Sharpstown Bank in Houston, and finally, Liberty Bank in Houston, from where she retired in 1985.

Johnnie loved to travel, especially to Bandera in the Texas Hill Country. Johnnie and her sisters had many great trips and vacations together, and those sisters really loved each other. She loved going to gospel singings, and she was also a regular attendee at the Liberty Opry for several years. She also enjoyed “fishing” at the casinos in Louisiana, and recently, at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation casino, but more than anything else, she loved her family and spending time with them. She always looked forward to family reunions and holiday celebrations with the immediate family. In Sept., 1995, she moved into the Dayton Retirement Center where she enjoyed getting together with the “girls” for coffee, playing bingo, cooking for the birthday dinners every month, and participating in all the other social events there. Johnnie was the last of the original group that moved into the retirement center the first day the center opened.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 43 years, R. H. “Bill” Robinson; her daughter, Linda Bode; her two brothers, Arthur Bernie Oates and W. W. “Bill” Oates; her four sisters, Annie Dahlquist, Margaret Pennington, Grace Davidson, and Jennie Fondren.

She is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Eilene and Joe Alamia of Crosby; son-in-law, Orvel Bode of Dayton; grandchildren: Danny Bode, Donnie and Hedi Bode, Rodney and Wendy Bode, Wendy and James Copeland, Joey and Kathryn Alamia, and Jeffrey and Alyssa Alamia; great-grandchildren: Don Allen Bode, CaLeigh and Cole Turner, Layne Bode, Hillary Copeland, Alyssa Copeland, Nikki and Matt McMahon, Brittany Holcomb, Ivy Alamia, Joseph Alamia, and Andrew Alamia; great-great-grandchildren: Kenzie Holcomb and Scarlett and Calvan McMahon; and sister-in-law, Marie Vavrusa of Hallettsville. In addition, there are several nieces and nephews who loved their Aunt Johnnie.

Newton

Billy L. Newton Sr., age 79, died Friday March 10, 2017 peacefully at his home in Cleveland, TX.

Born December 21, 1937 to Earl Newton & Myrtle Flynn in Pasadena, TX who preceded him in death along with his sister, Louise Fleming; step brother, Danny Johnson; and granddaughter, Michelle Newton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Janett Jacobs Newton; step mother, Bert Newton; step sister, Patricia Owens; daughters, Debbie L. King and Kelly L. Newton; sons, Billy L. Newton Jr., Paul E. Newton and Robert Good; grandsons that he had the opportunity to help raise, Mark Newton and wife, Kaylee Newton; Matthew Newton and wife, Rosie; Jonathon Newton and wife, Meghan and Jeffrey Newton; grandchildren, Tara Davenport and husband, Tony; Joseph Chambers; Billy L. Newton III; Joshua Newton; Ruth Anne Newton; Timothy Newton and Benjamin Newton; and great grandchildren, Daniel, Aidan, Toni, Jace, Addie, Olimpia & Isabella and numerous other family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Oak Shade Baptist Church, Cleveland, Texas.

 
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