He was born on January 31, 1957 in Ojo De Agua De Nieto, Tarimoro, GTO, Mexico, to Epifanio and Guadalupe Hernandez.
Gabe relocated to the small community in 1974, making Anahuac his home. On February 10, 1978, Gabe married his wife, Socorro Tirado Hernandez.
Gabe was a hard worker who was deeply devoted to helping others. He worked for more than 30 years for Ben and Jeri Nelson at Jeri’s Seafood in Smith Point and working cattle as a rancher for the family. Gabe by nature was always a serious person but, on the inside, had a unique sense of humor. He loved animals and enjoyed nothing more than being a rancher, earning his nickname “Cowboy”.
Gabe had a strong dedication to those he cared for and loved, including his Smith Point family. He looked up to Ben for guidance and inspiration. Gabe was preceded in death by his father, Epifanio Hernandez, and his brother, Abel Hernandez. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 40 years, Socorro Tirado Hernandez; his sons, Jaime Hernandez and wife Amanda, and Rafael Hernandez and fiancé Candace Whittemore; his grandchildren, Annabelle and Gabrielle Hernandez; his mother, Guadalupe Anaya Hernandez; his sisters, Ermelinda Tirado, Irene Hernandez, Amparo Montoya and Ninfa Rosillo; his brothers, Isidro Hernandez, Isidoro Hernandez, Cecilio Hernandez, Eulalio Hernandez, Servando Hernandez and Rafael Hernandez; as well as numerous extended family and special friends. Gabe will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
A celebration of Gabe’s life will be held at 11am on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac.
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He was born on December 9, 1965, in Houston, Texas, to Joseph Thomas Sopchak and Ruth Ellen Pittman. He attended Dayton High School and Stephen F. Austin University.
Dave enjoyed watching football and was an avid Houston Texans fan. He had numerous hobbies, all of which kept him busy. Dave maintained his exceptional vegetable garden and fruit tree orchard. One of his favorite hobbies was fishing. He also loved carpentry and created marvelous wood furniture pieces.
Dave was a loving son, father, brother, and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Dave was preceded in death by his father Joseph. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother Ruth Pittman of Kenefick his daughter Alyssa Kay Sopchak of Kenefick; his sisters Sheryl Donahoe of Washington, Darlene DeSoto and husband Eddie, Sr. of Kenefick, and Linda DeWees of Kenefick; his numerous loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at 6pm on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church, 3536 FM 1008, Dayton, TX.
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She passed away Dec 7 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital at 2pm with her loving family at her side. She was born in Homer, Louisiana, July 21, 1960 to the late Alice and Clint Turner Jr.
She enjoyed gardening, crafts, braiding hair, home-making, and spending time with her family. A long-time resident of Dayton she is preceded in death by her parents, daughter LaTanya Harrison, brothers Joe and Dennis Turner, granddaughter Angelica Landry.
She is survived by Husband Felix Johnson (Jack), children, Chanelia Johnson, Certisha and Rashard Monroe (Paula), step-daughter Phyllis Smith (Tiki), sister, Minister Glenda Allen, brother, David and Gregory Turner (Loraine), grandchildren, Tekeea Landry, Aaliyah Harrison, Nylah and Ace Chapman, Gerald Monroe, step-grandchildren Billy Johnson, Sophia Johnson, Spencer Smith, Symone Smith, Leandra Johnson.
A grave-side service will be held Saturday Dec. 15 at 11 am at Forest Grove Cemetery in Homer, Louisiana.
Rose Mary Pradia Mosley, 81 of Raywood, Texas was called home to the Lord on December 5, 2018 at home with family.
Rose Mary was born on February 5, 1937 to the late Abel and Mary Pradia in Liberty, Texas.
She was a caregiver and homemaker. Rose lived in Raywood most of her life. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and spoiling her grandchildren. She enjoyed volunteering with the food distribution at Sacred Heart Church in Raywood until her health started failing.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Willie (Pep) Mosley, brothers: Abel Pradia Jr. and Nathan Pradia, sister, Ella Mae Lightfoot, brother-in-law, James Lightfoot and son-in-law Tony Smith.
Rose was deeply loved by her children, family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memories; daughters: Jackie (Steve) Ozan, Charlotte (Pastor DelMar) Coward, and Wanda Smith; sons: Michael (Robyn) Lavine, Earl (Lena) Lavine, Marcus (Sonja) Lavine and Paul Lavine; sister-in-laws: Betty Tann Anderson, Willie Ann Linzy Pradia and Lillian Mosley Lee; brother-in-law Herbert Mosley, daughter-in-laws: Gwen Wallace and Tammy Caddell. Rose had extended children to love which included; Patricia Jackson, Kimberly Judge, Ray Guidry, Merkle Judge, Lil Merkle, Everardo (Lalo) Salas, Josh Cooper and David Crossland. She also leave to cherish many fun memories thirteen grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held December 15, 2018 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 101 Donatto Street, Ames, Texas.
Mrs. Bass born January 13, 1950 in Seattle, Washington to parents, Joseph and Verna Mae McWilliams
Service for JoAnne will be 7:00 p.m., Friday December 14, 2018 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas with Pastor George Finney officiating. Visitation will be Friday December 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., prior to service.
Mrs. Bass was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John E. Bass, Jr., and her sister, Della Ward.
JoAnne had been a resident of Dayton for 30 years and was a former resident of Deer Park and Pasadena. JoAnne’s husband, John, held her heart for more than fifty years. She was a member of New Life Church. JoAnne was a homemaker and loved her children and grandchildren.
JoAnne is survived by daughters, Cindy Bargas and husband Pete, Jr., Sherry Payne and husband Ben; brothers, Dale McWilliams, Jeff McWilliams and Clayton McWilliams; sisters, Dian Raulerson, Sharon Partin and husband Ed; grandchildren, Paeten Bargas, Makenna Bargas, Matthew Payne, and Steven Payne; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Jarrell Lee Housley age 76 of Liberty passed away Friday December 7, 2018.
Jarrell was born April 3, 1942 in Lamar, Mississippi the son of the late Clester L. Housley and Ruby Sones Housley. Jarrell last worked as a supervisor in the petrochemical industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a brother Lavon Housley.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Dorothy Bounds Housley, son Jarrell Lee Housley Jr. and his wife Sommer, daughters Lawanna Jean Gradney and Jennifer Lynn Carpenter and husband Christopher, brother Harold Housley and wife Linda, and a sister Lawanna Giddings and her husband Jon. In addition, he leaves several nieces and nephews.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.
Patsy was born December 6, 1926 in Liberty, TX the daughter of the late Compton Higdon Smith and Alice Merle Patterson Smith. Patsy graduated from Liberty High School in 1944 and attended the University of Texas at Austin. She married Kenneth Terrell Dismukes in 1947 and had two children, Lettye and Terrell. After Kenneth's untimely death in 1974, Patsy took over the reins for 10 years at Tarver Abstract and Title Insurance Company, the family business that was started in 1903. Later in life, Patsy married Tommy Mullins who preceded her in death. Patsy was very involved in the community. She served on the board of Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District, the Liberty City Cemetery Board and as an outside director at First State Bank. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church and at various times served on many committees. Patsy was also a member of the Bridge Club and the Liberty Women's Club.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory a daughter, Lettye Dismukes of Houston, and a son Terrell Dismukes of Plano. She also leaves her grandchildren Anne Marie Dismukes, Yana Marie Christine Dismukes as well as her great grandchildren Jason, Daniella and James.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Kuhn. Visitation will be Thursday, December 13th at First United Methodist Church (chapel) from 5 - 8pm. Burial will be held privately before the service. Memorial services to be held 11AM Friday, December 14th at First United Methodist Church in Liberty, TX. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.
She was born September 7, 1932, in Daisetta, TX to the late Columbus J. "CJ" Fregia and Verna Edgar Fregia.
Services for Connie Chesney will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc in Batson with Bro. Lamar Carpenter officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th at the funeral home. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta under the direction of Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc in Batson.
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Terry was born July 20, 1948 in Rayville Louisiana to parents, Austin Thomas Wilcher and Daisy Viola Bogie Wilcher.
Service for Mr. Wilcher will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday December 11, 2018 at Pace Stancil Funeral home chapel in Dayton. Pastor David Faircloth will officiate. Pallbearers Michael Paine, Jeremy Schmidt, Jeff Moeller, Bryan Engledow, beloved nephews, Joey King, Frank King, Jr., and Shawn King. Honorary pallbearers John Moten, Ashton Schmidt, and Owen Moeller. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. Visitation for Terry is from 5:00 pm–7:00 pm, Monday December 10, 2018 at Pace Stancil Dayton.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents; son, Christopher Wilcher; siblings, Virginia Sykes, Joe Kenneth Evans, Annette Dugat and Frankie Wilcher.
Terry was formerly of Dayton. Terry was a retired truck driver. He enjoyed traveling. Terry was in band in his younger years sharing his talents on guitar and drums. He always made the most out of life and loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Dora Brewer Wilcher; daughters, Tiffany Engledow and husband, Bryan, Debra Schmidt and husband, Jeremy and Shelly Moeller and husband, Jeff; siblings, June Moore, Judy Blakely and husband, Melvin, Jimmy Wilcher and wife, Nelda, Deryl Wilcher wife, Delores, Patricia Bareis, Randy Wilcher and wife, Ann; grandchildren, Jasmine, Aubree, John, Mia, Ashton, Austin, Owen and Summer; mother-in-law, Katie Brewer; sister-in-law, Linda Wilcher and her daughter, Kristy Barker, several brothers and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
Aletha was born December 16, 1960, to Thomas A. Perew and Cathlue Davis in Beaumont, TX. For several years Aletha was a security guard for Chevron Phillips. Last few years she was a devoted member of New Life Church in Batson. Aletha completed and was a graduate of the New Life Addiction Program. She was very active at New Life Church serving as a Woman's Challenge Leader, working the food bank, sewing and whatever needed to be done to serve her community. She loved serving people and enjoyed life. In her spear time, she enjoyed the outdoors. Aletha was also known to be a good cook. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Aletha is preceded in death by her father, Thomas A. Perew.
Those left to cherish her memory is her mother, Cathlue Perew of Kountze; brother, James Ray Perew of Saratoga; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and her church family.
A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 3:00 P.M.at New Life Church 42493 TX-105, Batson, TX. 77519 with Brother Bill Campbell officiating. Interment Rosedale cemetery, SourLake.
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A native of Jefferson County he had lived in Daisetta many years and was a Financial Advisor. he was preceded in death by his parents, James Kirby Conn and Helen Inez Hyde.
She was born June 26, 1939, in Ennis, TX to the late Alvin D. and Mattie Pryor Denny. Mary lived most of her life in the Liberty area where she devoted her life to God and was a devout Christian. She had worked and retired from Lewies where she was a familiar face and made many, many friends.
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Daniel was born November 1, 1981, in Liberty, Texas, to Loryie Eugene Burch and Gracie Bird. He lived in Liberty, TX, most of his life.
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She was born October 23, 1934 to parents James Robert “Bob” Meadows and Issy Ozella Cobb Meadows.
He was born March 24, 1940 in Paris, Texas to parents Harry Melton and Winnie Bolton Melton.
Frances was born July 10, 1946 in Liberty and attended Liberty Schools through High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and active in choir while playing the organ and piano for many services. After High School, Frances earned a degree from North Texas University in Nursing. She worked for Baylor Hospital in Dallas before transferring to Baylor Hospital in Houston where she retired. During early retirement, she traveled to China, England, France, and Australia while pursuing her hobbies in China painting, quilting, needlepoint, and crocheting.
Frances was proceeded in death by her Mother and Father, Inez and Marvin Gilliland and an older sister Julia Gilliland.
She is survived by a sister June Gilliland Robinson and two nephews, David Robinson and Chris Robinson and Chris’s wife Helen who have two children Kylie and Sarah. She leaves behind many cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held for Frances on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Vernon, also known to many as Pete, was born February 6, 1937 in Mamou, La. to the late Jacob and Ida Gradney. He attended and graduated from Woodson High School, in Raywood, Tx., and then served his country, in Korea, as a member of the United States Army. Following his service, Vernon worked for Motivation, Education, and Training (MET) for many years. After graduating from Prairie View A&M University, in 1982, he then went into the teaching profession and retired from the Windham School District for the Texas State Prison System. He was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of St. Peter Claver. He was a mentor to many in the community and loved to share his knowledge and wisdom with those in need. He is famous for his stuffed pork roast and the Gradney family pecan candy.
Vernon was preceded in death by his wife, Magdalen, his parents, Jacob and Ida Gradney and sister-in-law Sherline Meyers.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children; Grezelda Ligons and son-in-law Lloyd Ligons of Dayton, Tx.; Trina Lemond and son-in-law Fred Lemond Jr. of Raywood, Tx.; Vernon Gradney Jr. and daughter-in-law Angel Gradney of Mt. Belvieu, Tx.; brother, Jason Gradney and wife Marva; sister, Annette Scott and husband Richard; brother-in-law Leo Sterling and wife Lorita, brother-in-law Louis Sterling and wife Gloria, sister-in-law Pauline Caballero, sister-in-law Evangeline Bell and husband Joe, brother-in-law Lawrence Sterling; grandchildren Randy (Sidnee), Meghan (Shelby), Lloyd Jr. (Kim), Justin (Megan), Andrew, Kristin (Joshua), Vernon III “Trey”; eleven great-grandchildren; John Lane Freeman and Fredrick Freeman (sons to us).
He will Lie-in-State Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3730 FM 160 North; Raywood, Texas, from 9:00am to 11:00am; Rosary will began at 10:00am, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00am.
Interment is Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery - Raywood, Texas.
Wells Funeral Services at 300 Alabama Street, Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with final arrangements. Memories and online condolences may be shared at www.wellsfuneralservices.com
She was born July 26, 1969 in Sulphur, Louisiana to Alton M. and Diana Gale Steward. Tracy graduated from LaPorte High School in 1988 and attended dental school in the Houston area. She had worked for seven years as a dental assistant for Dr. Fulton in Mont Belvieu.
Tracy was a bargain queen who loved to shop. She enjoyed baking, especially hard candy around Christmas time filling her home with the smells of spearmint, peppermint and cinnamon. Tracy also enjoyed eating out and spending Friday nights with family and friends at the Crawfish Place. Although she wasn’t a golfer, she liked going to the golf course with her husband Lindy just to ride on the cart and to socialize with friends.
Tracy was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was a loving, caring and giving woman who lived for her husband, son and the rest of her family. Tracy would always help children whenever she could by volunteering at the Youth Project Show and ProGrad at Anahuac High School. She was affectionately nicknamed by her father as B-bop and he would remind her that is was because “she fell from the treetop”.
Tracy was preceded in death by her father, Alton M. Steward. She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her mother Gale Steward; her loving husband Lindy Guillory; her son Ashton Guillory; her daughters Amanda Shelley and husband Steve and Julie Davis and husband Chris; her grandchildren Houston, Hagen, Matthew and Alaina; her siblings Tammy Steward, Tad Steward and Troy Steward; her sister-in-law Brenda Chauvin; her special niece Lindsey Price that she thought of more like a daughter; numerous nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Danny Pringle, Ed Whittington, Lawrence Richards, Skyler Kerby, Casey Price and Houston Buehler. Honorary pallbearers are Dale Johnston, Hagen Gorden and Carter Sherman.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Avenue South in Anahuac. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com
Lester was born on June 29, 1964, in Liberty, TX to Jimmy Charles Holder and Zeda Young Holder. Lester worked in the Oilfield for most of his life and in his spare time, he enjoyed playing the guitar, drums, and listening to his music. He was the biggest Dallas Cowboys fan and loved his animals, being outdoors, and reminiscing about the "good old days".
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Teri was born October 25, 1961 to Troy Yates and Dona Millhollon in Beaumont, TX. She resided in Sour Lake where she was the cafeteria manager for Hardin Jefferson school district. Teri enjoy fishing and hunting. She loved animals, especially her horse and dogs. Most of all Teri adored spending time with her grandchildren and family. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Teri is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Tommy Laman and sister, Jeri Garcia.
Those left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 18 years, Dennis D. Warren of Sour Lake; sons, Joshua Rogers and wife Bobbie of Sour Lake and Joseph Rogers of Sour Lake; daughter, Jamie Lamberth and husband Brandon of Batson; step-daughter, Danna Flowers and husband Billy of Sour Lake; sister, Kimmie Hatcher of Sour Lake; grandchildren, Abbie, Bailey, Gavin, Nicholas, Colton, Kenna, Gunner, Justin, Janson, Josh, Jaelynn and great-granddaughter, Harper. Also survived by a host of family and friends.
A service of remembrance will be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at New Life Church 42493 TX-105, Batson, TX. 77519 with Brother Bill Campbell officiating. Interment Millhollon cemetery, Sour Lake.
Honoring Teri as pallbearers are Justin Frazier, Janson Frazier, Josh Dear, Tommy Laman Jr. Blake Luquette and Dewayne Guidry.
A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday November 24, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Encounter Church of Votaw with Pastor Jason Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Votaw Cemetery . The family will be receiving friends on Friday November 23, 2018 at Encounter Church from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Serving as pallbearers are Kade Hatcher, Keaton Robertson, Ty Whitmire, Blake Whitmire, Cody Adams, Ethan Price. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Ferguson, Sam Brown, C.J. Williams, Jack Breen, Robert Johnson.
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She was born on January 2, 1928 in Hankamer, Texas to Carroll Henry and Margarett Strange Harmon. Edith graduated from Anahuac High School in 1946 and attended Lonnie’s Beauty School in Baytown where she obtained her cosmetology license. She was an established and successful owner/operator of the Lake Anahuac Beauty Salon for more than 42 years.
Edith had many hobbies, some of which included gardening, cooking and shopping. She also enjoyed golfing and traveling with her late husband Samuel Doyle Colley.
Edith was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, the Daughters of the Republic Texas and Daughters of the American Revolution. Edith was the second woman to join the Anahuac Lions Club when Lions International allowed women into membership. She was also a member of the Literature and Drama group of Fine Arts for many years.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Doyle; her beloved son Daniel Dean Colley; and her brothers Leonard Ray Harmon and Billy John Harmon. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving children Brenda Fruge and husband Allen of Winnie and Timothy Doyle Colley of Irving; her four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; her brothers Donald Wayne Harmon and Carroll Henry Harmon, Jr. both of Anahuac; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Edith will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Todd Sutton, Tyson Long, Rice Baker, John Harmon Baker, Ricky Harmon and Allen Fruge. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Hall and Tyler Long.
Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 1pm on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral services will begin at 2pm, with Kevin Griffin officiating. A graveside and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.
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He was born on November 5, 1946 in Stephensville, Texas to Johnnie and Iona Williams. They moved to Winnie in 1959. Bob was a graduate of East Chambers High School, Class of 1965. He attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During this time, he met Gay Baker and was also drafted into the Army. Bob and Gay married in 1967, then in March of 1968, he left for Vietnam. After the Army, Bob worked for Thornton Marine Service as a boat captain for many years. Afterwards he worked for Cash America Pawn until retiring in October of 2014.
Bob had many interests. Among his hobbies were gardening, fishing and woodworking. He was a charter member of Sons of the Confederate Camp 2107 and a member of the American Legion Post 0104 in Anahuac.
He loved his family and his grandchildren will always remember him for his corny jokes, which they loved. They thought he knew everything because he was a walking encyclopedia of facts or trivia.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Johnnie H. Williams; his son Nathan Dewayne Williams; his sister Louise Jay; his brother-in-law Andy Thornton; his mother-in-law Shurrel Baker; and his brother-in-law Kenneth Baker. Surviving to happily remember Bob are his mother Iona Williams; his wife Gay Williams; his daughter Shellie Williams Loria; his sister Lounette Thornton; his grandchildren Daniel Loria and wife Samantha, Emily Loria Cantu and husband Justin, David Loria and Sarah Loria; his great-grandson Rendan Loria; his nieces and nephews Roy Jay, Dianna Frederick, Buck Thornton, Steven Baker and Stacy Baker; his great-nieces and nephews Matthew Baker, Lee Thornton, Aden Thornton, Mallory Frederick and Drew Frederick; and always our sweet Misty Kaderli; and our “adopted son” Dwain Land.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Roy Jay, Daniel Loria, David Loria, Justin Cantu, DeWayne Stratton and Dwain Land.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, November 23, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Pastor Bill Walles officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in the Thorton Williams Family Cemetery in Stowell. The family would like to request a business casual attire for Bob’s services.
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She was born May 27, 1941 in Bay City, Texas, to parents Floyd and Leona Tanner Parham.
Service for Joyce Mikolajewski will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Rev. Gideon Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill Community Cemetery, Moss Hill, Texas. The family will receive friends 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the funeral home.
Joyce was raised in Hardin where she attended school and graduated in 1959 from Hardin High School. She was a resident of Dayton for 20 years, previously living in Houston. She and her husband, Charles, were married for 58 years and they lovingly supported all their family in anything they did. Joyce enjoyed her grandchildren, sewing, yard work and the outdoors. She loved her family unconditionally and devoted her life to them.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived her husband, Charles; son, Douglas Mikolajewski and wife Teresa; daughter, Felicia Hibbeler and husband Johnny;brother, Keith Parham and wife Vicki; grandchildren, Jennifer Mikolajewski, Mark Hibbeler, Shane Mikolajewski, Geoffory Riley and wife Amber, Ethan Hibbeler and wife Cesily, Heath Hibbeler and wife Brett, and Kayla Mikolajewski; great-grandchildren; Rowdy Lane Hibbeler and Scarlet Dawn Riley; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was raised in Hull, Texas by her loving parents, Horald V. Watson and Allene Allen Watson. She graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School and attended Lamar College School of Business where she sang in chorale and was a thespian. She married Benjamin Ellis Pickett, Sr. on January 21, 1949 in Liberty, Texas, where they raised a family in what was known as her happy, yellow home.
Ellen's husband Ben, her parents, sister Mary Ann Calhoon, brother Horald Watson predeceased her.
She is survived by her four children who she loved without restraint; Benjamin Ellis Pickett Jr and his wife Deborah Pickett, Laura Pickett Calfee and her husband Gary Calfee of Driftwood, TX, Lisa Pickett Edmonds and her husband Clay Edmonds of Anahuac, and Amy Pickett Leibman and her husband Neil Leibman of Houston. She was equally proud of her grandchildren; Amy Lynn Hoffman, Russell Pickett, Marisa Wilber, Beau Henry, Madison Leibman, Adrianne Leibman, and Andrew Leibman, along with six great grandchildren: Avery Shiver, Abbigael Hoffman, Victoria Pickett, Lauren Pickett, Cormac Henry and Remy Wilber. With her family, she lived a happy life filled with books, birding, gardening & travel and was invigorated by nature, being instrumental in many beautification projects in her beloved Liberty.
After years of raising children, she began her life long career of devoted service to her community. From 1966-68 she served as secretary of the Immaculate Conception Church. She was a founding member and the first Chairman of the Liberty County Historical Commission, for which she received the Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award in 1968. She became the Director of the Liberty Municipal Library when the Geraldine D. Humphreys Cultural Center was built in October 1970. She engendered her love of books, most importantly through many active programs for children of all ages. She was very active in the Texas Library Association. Her dedication and talents were recognized and celebrated in 1993 when she was named, Library Director of the Year, by the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. Mrs. Pickett was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of the choir and Alter Society of the Immaculate Conception Church and she enjoyed her years with the Trinity Valley Players.
Visitation will be Sunday November 18, 2018 from 4-6PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral Mass to be held at 3PM Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, Liberty. Burial to immediately follow the mass in Liberty Catholic Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com. Donations in her memory may be made to the Liberty Municipal Library Memorial.