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Walker

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

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

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

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

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

Beene

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fregia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McManus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perew

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

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

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

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

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

Foreman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

King

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

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

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

Pfardrescher

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thibodeaux

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Herford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aaron

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

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

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

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

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

Mire

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Starry

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

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

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

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

Cremation under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services.

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

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

Glover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peebles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ainsworth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stewart

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

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

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

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

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

Steen

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

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

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

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

Williams

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

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

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

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

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

Addington

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

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

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

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

Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freeman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vandiver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oman

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

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

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

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

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

Ubnoskye

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McOmber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clark

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

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

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

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

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

Mathews

David Jackson Mathews, of Hull, died Monday, January 29, 2018, at Focus Care of Humble. He was 75.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc.

A native of Houston he had lived in Hull for 20 years and was a self-employed Master Plumber for Mathews Plumbing.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Mathews. Parents, Dorothy Holmes and Dorley Mathews. Brother, Robert Eugene Mathews, and sister Julie Hard.

Survivors are daughters, Tynia Colbert of Houston, Dana Fuller and husband Wade of Mineola and brother in law, Charles Hard of Hull.

Grandchildren are Jennifer Ogden and husband Chad, Jace Colbert, Kourtney Colbert, Annette Fuller 'Johnson and husband Phillip and Tyce Jones.

Great Grandchildren AyMia Colbert, Aayden Stroud, Arianna Stroud, Zoey Colbert, Alijah Stroud, Xander Colbert, and Avaya Cannon and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Robert Teasdale, Jace Colbert, Wade Fuller, Josh Sellers, Donnie Pyle and Dean Klenke.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of David Jackson Mathews 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.

Bishop

Judy Carol Bishop age 68 of Liberty passed away Monday January 29, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Judy was born in Beaumont, Texas November 1, 1949 the daughter of the late J.C. Goodman and Etta Belle Ricks Goodman. Judy enjoyed arts and crafts, scrapbooking, sewing, travelling, and spending time with her family. She was a lifelong and active member of Calvary Baptist Church. She worked for numerous years in the automotive industry, holding many different positions. Her career included working for Burnham Chevrolet and John Keating. 

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Albert Leon Bishop, brother Christopher Goodman, and a nephew Steven Walter Williams.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons Thomas Nelson Castor and wife Angel of Liberty, Ricky Leon Bishop and wife Emily of Port Lavaca, Christopher Bishop and wife Rebecca of Liberty, sister Renya Williams of Beaumont, and a niece Cassandra Belle Howard and husband Timmy. In addition she leaves fifteen grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, and other extended family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A funeral service for Judy will be held 2PM Monday February 5, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, 15 CR 129, Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. Burial to follow the service in Fairlawn Cemetery, Liberty. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.  

Linkinhoker

Shawn Ray Linkinhoker, 22, of Dayton died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Cleveland. He was born December 30, 1995 in Channelview to Trishan Linkinhoker.

Services for Shawn will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday evening at the funeral home.
Shawn was a lifelong resident of Dayton. He attended Dayton schools and had worked in home health care. He loved fishing and playing video games.

He is survived by his parents, Trish and Lloyd Crooks; grandmother, Kathy Linkinhokear; great-grandmothers, Mary Linkinhoker and Edna Webb; daughter, Scarlett Linkinhoker; brothers, Hunter Crooks, Conner Crooks, and Riley Ramsey; sister, Raven Crooks; girlfriend, Kendall Borel; cousins, Destianie Linkinhoker, Katrina Linkinhoker, Caden Crooks, Jase Flowers, and many more. Shawn was preceded in death by his grandfather, Michael Linkinhoker.

Serving as pallbearers are Hunter Crooks, Jeremy Linkinhoker, Ty Haro, Brandon Lininhoker, Justin Riordan, and Brandon Calhoun. Honorary pallbearer is Louis Linkinhoker 

Laird

Morgan Jesse Laird, Jr., of Fabens, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 84. 

 He lived at Epperson Dome in General Cude and was a Dayton High School graduate of the class of 1951.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delia Laird, parents, Morgan Jesse, Sr. and Mary Dee Laird, sister, Jacquelyn Willena Haley, brother, Sidney Littleton Laird and son, Gene Leroy Laird. 

He is survived by his paternal aunt, Helen Meadows, brother, Curtis Autry Laird, Sr. (Erika), son, Morgan L. Laird (Donna), daughters, Patty Zadorsky (Robert), Earle Annette Laird, Ramona Laird-Montague (Wendell), Faye Galvan (David), Mary Jáuregui (Chava), 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers are:  Benny Benavides, Xavier Felder, David Galvan, Isaac Garcia, Chava Jáuregui, and Wendell Montague.

Visitation: 10:00AM, Friday, February 2, 2018 at San Jose Funeral Home-Fabens located at 300 W. Main Street in Fabens.  Recitation of the Rosary: 10:30AM, same day at San Jose Fabens Chapel followed by a Scripture Service.  Internment: 1:30PM at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery East Shelter with Military Honors.  Services directed by San Jose Funeral Home-Fabens (915) 764-2254.

Taylor

Sandra Lee Taylor age 67 of Liberty passed away Monday January 29, 2018 in Humble, Texas.

Sandra was born December 18, 1950 in Houston, Texas the daughter of the late Donald Ray Bailey and Annie Lee Trull Bailey. Sandra was a hard worker beginning her career working for Judge Wilburn and the district attorney’s office. She went on to work for more than twenty years for Child Protective Services as a caseworker. She was a devoted mother to her children and loved being a Nana to her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her brother Kenneth Bailey.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of thirty-five years Norman Taylor of Liberty, daughter Monica Mercer and husband Steve of Plano, daughter Krystle Taylor of Liberty, sister Donna Nelson and husband Mark of Mont Belvieu, sister Denise Anderson and husband Gordon of Plano, sister Linda Jones and husband Joseph of Old River. In addition, she leaves her three grandchildren: Blake Mercer; Will Mercer; and Emily Mercer as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation for Sandra will be held Friday February 2, 2018 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral services to be held 10AM Saturday February 3, 2018 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.  

George

Melvia George age 97 of Liberty passed away January 21, 2018 at Liberty Healthcare.

Melvia was born February 12, 1920 in Balch, Arkansas the daughter of the late James B. Mathis and Fannie Lorton Mathis. Melvia was a homemaker but also worked for Royal Metal as an assembler for tables, chairs, and office furniture as a young woman. She was quiet, a lady of few words, who enjoyed listening to others. She was proud of her role as matriarch to her family. She also was a hard worker who enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She also was an active and devoted member to her Church of Christ family.

Melvia was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Charles A. George, son Jerry E. George, and she was the last of her ten brothers and sisters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters: Fannie Cox of Wilmington, N.C.; Charlene Rhodes of Liberty; sons: Donald George wife Linn of Mexia, Texas; Steve George wife Norine of Kennesaw, GA.; a daughter in law: Judy George; twelve grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. In addition she leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

A memorial service will be held 4PM Saturday February 10, 2018 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Spence

Audrey Merle Hatcher Spence was welcomed into the arms of her Savior on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the age of 80.

Audrey is survived by her sons, Lamar Shane and wife Jill of Daisetta, TX, James Spence and wife Victoria of Oak Ridge, TN; grandchildren, Shelley Shane of Dayton, TX, Jared Spence and wife Chelsea of Walling, TN, and Matthew Spence and wife Paige of Mt. Juliet, TN; great-grandchildren Ella, Luke, and Kate Spence; sister, Stevie Oldham of Shepherd, TX; and numerous extended family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, Steve William Hatcher and Edda Willie “Nanny” Johnson, her sisters Freda and Patsy, brother Edward “Buddy”, and beloved husband, Clarence James Spence.

Audrey enjoyed painting, dancing, and running the flea market circuit. Her faith was also a very important part of who she was and she loved spending time with her family.

Funeral services will be officiated by Rev. Lamar Shane and Rev. Charles Pierce and are scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00 am at Hull-Daisetta Assembly of God in Daisetta, TX with interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, TX. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. All are welcome to attend for a joyful celebration of life.

Marberry

Amelia Abegzel Marberry, age 77 of Liberty, passed away January 25, 2018 at her residence in Liberty. 

Amelia was born July 12, 1940 in Casablanca, Morocco, daughter of the late Albert Abraham Abegzel and Mercedes Bitton Abegzel.  Amelia was a homemaker.  Amelia married her husband, Fred Lee Marberry on January 17, 1964 in Gibraltar, Spain and lived in the community for thirty-six years.

Amelia was preceded in death by her parents and daughter; Betty Anne Ducote.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of fifty-four years; Fred Lee Marberry of Liberty, sons; Fred Lee Marberry II of Raywood, Daniel Albert Marberry of Hamburg, Germany, Robert David Marberry of Liberty, grandchildren; Shelby Marie Fountain, Crystalin Faye Birdwell,  Chad Taylor Marberry, Ryan Dean Birdwell, Lane Chisolm Marberry, Kaitlyn Nicole Morrow, Heather Christine Roberts, Laura Anne Birdwell, William Tyler Marberry, great-grandchildren; Asjia, Jesse, Thomas, Railee, Braleigh, Lydia, Brayden, Brenton, Steely, Garrison, Hunter and Eme.

Services for Amelia Abegzel Marberry will be Friday, February 2, 2018 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Guedry Cemetery.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 12pm to 2pm in the chapel at Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Harrison

Dale Andrew Harrison, age 57 of Liberty, passed away January 26, 2018 at his residence.

Dale was born June 16, 1960 in Liberty, TX, son of the late Arthur Lee Harrison Jr and Madge Marie Wickliff Harrison.  Dale graduate from Liberty High School in 1979.  He worked in the Park Division at the City of Liberty for two years and worked for the Liberty Independent School District for five years.  In his spare time, Dale loved to fish and cook.  He was a devoted Dallas Cowboy fan as well as a Houston Astros fan.  He loved his nieces and nephews like they were his own children and couldn’t wait to see them when they came to the house.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Kenneth Ray Harrison and sister-in-law; Gayle Harrison.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, sisters; Altonette Harrison of Ames, Floretta Reescano and husband Jerry of Houston, brothers; Arthur Harrison III and wife Elizabeth of Raywood, Michael Harrison of Daisetta, Daryl Harrison of Ames, and Dominick Harrison and wife Audrey of Ames, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Dale Andrew Harrison will be Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11am at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames, TX.  Visitation will be held from 9am to 11am at the church with a rosary starting at 10am.  Burial will follow at Palms Cemetery in Dayton.  Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Theiss

Barbara Ann Theiss, age 55 of Hull, passed away January 22, 2018 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, TX. 

Barbara was born July 2, 1962 in Cleveland, TX, daughter of the late Charles Cleveland White Jr and May Elizabeth Willis White.  Barbara worked as a clerk at Brookshire Brothers in Liberty.  She married Wynn Frank Theiss and was married for twenty-seven years.  In their spare time, they enjoyed traveling.  She always had a smile on her face when customers came into the store.  She will be missed by her customers.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of twenty-seven years; Wynn Frank Theiss, sisters; Gaylen Germany, Viola Farris and brother; Herman Willett.
Services for Barbara Ann Theiss will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com

DeBerry

Pamella Kay Smart DeBerry, age 67 of Liberty, passed away January 26, 2018 in Liberty with her loving family by her side. 

Pam was born October 30, 1950 in Liberty, TX, daughter of the late E.J. Smart and Sarah Mae Bailey Smart.  Pam graduated from Liberty High School and was the finance manager at B.J. Ford for twenty plus years.  She was a faithful member of Bethel Assembly of God Church and attended Faith Family in Baytown also.  Pam and her passed husband loved to travel as well as fish.  She loved being outdoors and loved to cook and feed people.  She was a people person and loved everyone that she met.

Pam was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Martin DeBerry, daughter; Wendy Kay Watts, stepson; Donnie DeBerry, stepdaughter; Carrie Lynn Vantassel Nichols, sister-in-law; Sue Smart.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Reggie Threlkeld and wife Laura of LaPorte, TX, sister; Cathy Cannon and husband Jabbo of Liberty, brother; JL Smart and wife Rose Mary of Beaumont, grandchildren; Amanda Kay Melton and husband Michael, Jared Threlkeld and wife Tonya, Lauren Canales and husband Andy, Cody Kokes, Kelsey Kokes, Laikyn Hilborn, Tara Palmer, Chelsea Vantassel Baird, great-grandchildren; Maci, Easton, C.J., Rylie, Kylie, Nicholas, Parker, Ember, Ariel, Bryce and faithful dog; Bud.

Services for Pamella Kay Smart DeBerry will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 12pm to 2pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Green

Kathleen Mae LeBouff Green, age 71 of Liberty, passed away January 25, 2018 in Liberty, TX. 

Kathleen was born November 14, 1946 in Crowley, LA daughter of the late Ernest and Loraine Mae LeBouff.  She moved to Winnie, TX and attended Winnie High School.  Kathleen was hired at Minimax Grocery Store in Winnie by the manager of the store and later turned out to be her husband, George Green.  She also worked for North Main Baptist Church in the nursery for ten plus years and loved being around the children.  In her spare time, Kathleen loved to fish as well as going to the casinos.  One of her favorite past times was collecting old coins.  She loved her family and especially her children and grandchildren.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, brother; Harry LeBouff, and sister; Carol LeBouff Godeaux.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of forty-five years; George Green of Liberty, son; Randy Green of Hardin, daughter; Joanne Ainsworth and husband Rusty of Hardin, grandchildren; Cheyenne Green, Ashley Cassidy and husband Christopher, Ember Ainsworth and greatgrandchildren; Christopher and Mason and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Kathleen Mae LeBouff Green will be Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel at Alison’s.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to St. Jude Hospital or the charity of your choice.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Tulley

Thomas Wendell Tulley, of Hull, died Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Kindred Hospital in Pasadena surrounded by his family. He was 75

Born April 12, 1942, to Thomas Walter and Fern Tulley in their home near Aransas Pass, Texas.

Tommy played Bobcat football and was known as BIG CAT. He always tried to make people laugh.

Tommy was an ordained deacon and a Justice of the Peace in Liberty County.

As a member of North Main Baptist Church, Tommy thoroughly enjoyed being the greeter and throwing the welcome bread. Although he did not need a costume to be a character, one of his favorite activities was participating in the Christmas Under the Stars at North Main Baptist Church. He was an avid deer hunter and he liked to fish. He was never happier than when he was spending time with his grandchildren. Whether it was attending a sporting event, cheerleading, or just “hanging out”, give him a cup of coffee some conversation and he was happy.

Thomas Tulley was preceded in death by his wife Mary Tulley, parents, Thomas Walter Tulley and Fern Marie Thomas and 3 sisters.

Survived by his children: Jon Rachael Tulley of Galveston, Texas and Thomas Wade Tulley and his wife Staci of Hull, Texas. Brother George Tulley of Daisetta. Grandchildren: Thomas, Charlotte, Kori, Wyatt, Ethan. Numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Jon, Wade, and Staci thank each one of you for taking the time to call, visit, pray or just give us a thought. Your love is truly appreciated.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018, at North Main Baptist Church at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Dick Lintelman and Reverend Omar Cantu officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are David Broom, Tom Chalfant, Thomas Stanley, Wyatt Tulley, Ethan Tulley, Joshua Tulley, Bill Burba and Jeff Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are George Tulley, Doug Shaw, Bert Shivers, Howard Brister, Tommy Harrison, Perry Best, and Mike McGarity.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at North Main Baptist Church from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

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.

Tanton

Dennis Ray Tanton, 64, of Votaw died Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Christus St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.

Dennis was born August 6, 1953, in Kountze, to Walter Lloyd Tanton and Mildred Mahon. He had lived in Votaw most of his life and was a Logger.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents. A brother Lloyd Avon and sister Barbara Ann Robinson.

Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Kathy Tanton of Votaw, son Dennis Ray Tanton Jr. of Houston. Daughters Judith Lynn Tanton of Silsbee, Casey Renee Thornton of Votaw, and Denise Renee Tanton and partner William Robbins of Batson. Brothers Chester Tanton of Hoop & Holler, David Tanton of Hoop & Holler, Robert Tanton of Votaw, and Billy Tanton of Shepherd. Sisters Carol Guines of Cleveland, and Minnie Hoke of Votaw.

Grandchildren are Treavor Thornton, Andrea Thornton, and William Gunner Robbins and great-grandchild Kalem Wade Thornton.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel.

There will be a memorial gathering of family and friends also on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 12:00 P.M. until the time of service.

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

Johnson

William “Bill” Desmond Johnson, 90, of Old River-Winfree, Texas and formerly of Burnet, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Baytown, Texas.

He was born on February 23, 1927 in Huntsville, Texas to Johnie and Thelma Johnson. Bill attended LaPorte High School before taking vocational electrical classes at the University of Houston. He proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Army, from 1945 to 1946.

In his younger years, Bill worked for San Jacinto Creamery on South Main Street in Baytown, delivering milk to many in the Liberty County area. He also worked as an electrician for Houston Lighting and Power. But for most of his years, he was a welding superintendent for MW Kellogg (Flour Daniel).

Bill once served as Assistant Fire Cheif of the East Lake/Buchannan Fire Department, a licensed rehabilitator of wildlife for Texas Parks and Wildlife and a 32nd degree Mason. He and the love of his life, Judy had traveled to over 50 countries.  Bill enjoyed tinkering with things to figure them out and volunteering in his community to help keep the roads maintained. But most of all, he loved to support Judy in everything that she wanted to do.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 73 years, Julia “Judy” Johnson; and his sister Madelyn Hayes. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his sons Bill Johnson, Jr., and wife Cynthia and Dennis Johnson and wife Becky; four grandsons; three granddaughters; twelve great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; one great great-grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews; and a host of relatives, friends and his beloved pets Honey and Rusty.

A visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 12pm until 2pm in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main St., Dayton, Texas with funeral services following at 2pm, with interment to follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Butler

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;…A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3

Dr. Milton (Sonny) Butler was born August 10, 1947 in Corpus Christi, TX. to the parentage of the late Henry Butler and Maudie Mae Dupree Butler. He was the third child, and eldest son out of 9 children born to this union.  Due to the nature of his father’s employment, Milton’s family moved around quite a bit in his early years. They finally settled in Dayton, TX where he completed his secondary education, graduating from Colbert H. S. in the class of 1966. At Colbert, Milton was a member of the Colbert H. S. band where he played drums. Milton had a quest for knowledge and a passion for music. As a result, he went on to obtain his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas Southern University (TSU) in Music Education with a minor in Vocal Performance. While at TSU, he received the Seth McCoy Scholarship for Vocal Performance. He would later obtain his Doctor of Philosophy, Music Teacher Education with Vocal performance as a minor from the University of Arizona (UA).

Milton accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Pleasant Hill B.C. under the pastorate of Rev. A. D. Jones. He sung in and directed choirs at numerous churches as his residency changed.  Equally as passionate as his love for music was his love for children. Although he had no biological children, he was uncle/daddy “Sonny” to many. He had a special love for his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great niece. He wanted all of them to succeed in life and anything less than their BEST was unacceptable. He served as a mentor for many of his students and was known for giving assistance to those who had financial challenges. He had numerous mentees, too many to name, however he developed a special relationship with his youngest mentee, Quincy Edwards, who was like a son.

He spent tireless hours in the classroom, having taught music in the Houston ISD and Tucson Unified SD. On the collegiate level, Milton served as Adjunct Professor of Music at UA and Associate Professor of Music during his 23 year tenure at Ohio University (OU), Athens OH. After retiring from OU in 2013, Milton relocated back to Dayton and taught a few classes at his alma mater, TSU.  Milton was a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity where he held offices on the state and national level. He served as  faculty advisor for Phi Beta Sigma at OU. Some of his other affiliations included the Collegiate Music Educators National Association, Student African American Brotherhood and the TSU Concert Choir.  Milton was a brilliant scholar, an intelligent, yet humble man. He was very modest, caring, and giving. Unless someone told you, you never would  have known that he had a PHD, based on his attitude. He could be extremely professional one moment and have you in stitches, being funny and comical in the next. He loved African art, FOOD, and has been described as a connoisseur of fine wine! His love for food was enhanced by his culinary skills. The word on the street is that “uncle Sonny could COOK!” Thoughtful, kind and genuine is who he was.

Early in the morning hours, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, without any warning, God dispatched his angels from heaven to escort Milton from labor to reward. Waiting to greet him was his parents, Henry and Maudie, his brother, Ronald (Genie) Butler, his nephew, Gabriel Butler and a host of grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Though we were saddened by his swift departure, they celebrated his arrival!

Milton leaves to cherish his memory and continue his legacy: three sisters, Betty Dever, Euless, TX., Sharyn Elaine Dever and Venessa Dever, Dayton, TX.; four brothers, Kennith (Theresa) Butler, Dayton, TX., Alvin (Heather) Butler, Watauga, TX., Clifton (Kathy) Butler, Clearwater, MN., Efrem (Charlotte) Butler, Dayton, TX.; 15 nieces and nephews, 37 great-nieces and nephews, one great-great niece; sister-in-law, Norma Butler, Dayton, TX., two aunts, Emma Walker, Cedar Hill, TX. and Virgie Calhoun, Coushatta, LA.; special friends, Sylvester (Marie) Young, Tallahassee, FL., Cynthia Russ, Trotwood, OH., Quincy Edwards, Chicago, IL.; and a host of cousins, fraternity brothers, neighbors and friends.

Services for Dr. Milton (Sonny) Butler will be Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12pm at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 801 South Colbert Street, Dayton, TX.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 10am to 12pm.  Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Tienda

Natalie Ann Thrasher Tienda and her children Keanna and Tristen of Huffman tragically passed away January 17, 2018.

Natalie was born December 6, 1984 in Humble, Texas to parents, Billy and Belinda Thrasher. Kenna Nicole Tienda was born May 28, 2006 in Baytown, Texas. Tristan Miguel Tienda was born August 15, 2008 in Houston, Texas.

A memorial service for Natalie, Keanna and Tristen will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 26, 2018 at the New Caney Family Worship Center with Pastor Andy Hunt officiating.

Natalie was a devoted wife and mother She loved her family unconditionally. She attended the New Caney Family Worship Center and love the Lord. The family enjoyed outdoor activities, swimming, and fishing. Most of all they just loved being together.

Natalie was preceded death by her father, Billy Thrasher. She is survived by her husband John David Tienda; her mother, Belinda Henderson Johnston and husband Bobby; her son, Ethan Alexander Tienda; sister, Melissa Gonzales and husband Santos; and brother, Timothy Ewing. Keanna and Tristan are survived by their father, John David Tienda; brother, Ethan Tienda; grandparents, Sally Ann and Lawrence Gary and Belinda and Bobby Johnston.

Bunch

Larry Bunch of Saratoga died on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Christus Southeast Texas Health System in Beaumont surrounded by his loving family. He was 76.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Saratoga, with Reverend Frank Aragon and Reverend Don Hinklin, officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Serving as pallbearers are Cayson Stanley, Jake Yancey, Warner Tripplet, James Alan Taylor, Harry Brown and Caleb Brown. Honorary pallbearer is Billy Martin.

A native of Houston, he had lived most of his life in Pasadena, before moving to Saratoga where he had lived for 37 years. Larry loved to play baseball as a young man. He had worked as an Iron Worker for many years. He had worked for Pasadena Bowling Alley setting up bowling pins. He had also worked for Nelson's pharmacy in Pasadena where he delivered prescriptions to his customers. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Saratoga, and faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leslie Oran and Mary Black Bunch. Brothers Delbert Bunch, Leslie Oran Jr. and Duwayne Richard Bunch, and infant daughter Mary Rhea.

Survivors are his wife, Betty Bunch of Saratoga, son, Cayson Stanley of Saratoga, and granddaughter Tracie Stanley of Beaumont. Daughters, Pamela Yancey and Shelley Bunch and husband Gary Langley. Sister, Wanda Hayes and husband Randy of Pasadena, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Grandchildren are Chelsea Seevers and husband Curtis, Jake Yancey and fiance' Hannah Lowe. Great-grandchildren, Jaxson Seevers and Kensley Stanley.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Euwell Larry Bunch 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.

Hracek

Melvin Joe Hracek, 77, longtime resident of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Humble, Texas.

He was born on September 7, 1940 in Dayton, Texas to Frank and Lucy Zalenski Hracek. Melvin graduated from Dayton High School in 1958. He worked as a supervisor and instructor in the oilfield industry for many years. Melvin and his wife Glenda traveled and lived all over the world before resettling in the Dayton area.

Melvin was a loving husband, always wanting to make things easier for his wife by cooking and cleaning for her. He enjoyed picking on her when he could and loved her more than life itself. Melvin also enjoyed fishing, coon hunting, camping, bowling and dancing. He was a very generous and thoughtful man that liked to help others in a time of need. Melvin had a big heart and would often assist the elderly in repairing their lawn equipment at his expense.

Melvin was an avid volunteer to his community. He once coached a girl’s baseball team for Cameron Iron that won first place in a local championship. Melvin was also very dedicated to his service as a Mason for countless years.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Ray Gene Hracek. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 44 years, Glenda Ashworth Hracek; his siblings Stanley Hracek and Janie Hracek Jones; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

It was Melvin’s wishes to be cremated and have a Masonic graveside service at a later date to be announced.

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

Dyer

Patricia Avera Dyer 85, of Cove, Texas, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at her home surrounded by loving family.

A daughter of James Avera and wife Gladys Icet, she was born March 19, 1932. She was a great granddaughter of pioneer Cove shipbuilders and Confederate blockade runner, Capt. William Icet.

Mrs. Dyer attended Barbers Hill school and Baylor University. She was a member of Old River Baptist Church, where she taught a ladies’ class for thirty years.

Mrs. Dyer was an administrator for Chambers County Programs of The Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for over 20 years.

Mrs. Dyer was proceeded in death by her husband, Stanley Dyer; and son, Stanley Powell Dyer. Survivors include daughter, Dawn Diane Dyer of Cove; sister Sylvia Robbins of Houston; niece Cindy Robbins of Houston; granddaughters Alisa Dyer and sons Stanley and Adrian of Michigan and Jennifer Dyer of New York City.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 1pm on Saturday, January 27, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. Funeral services will be held at 2pm following the visitation with Bro Danny Biddy officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.
Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Hankamer

Daniel Jett Hankamer, 81, of Hankamer, Texas, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 in Anahuac, Texas.

He was born on July 30, 1936 in Hankamer to Jett and Gladys Moor Hankamer. Dan graduated from Anahuac High School in 1952 and received his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1956.

Dan was a retired farmer, rancher and merchant. He was an avid cattleman and rancher, it’s what he loved to do more than anything. Dan and his wife Zelphia previously owned and operated DJ’s Country Store for 17 years and a crawfish business for 12 years, both serving Chambers County and surrounding areas.

Dan was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He cherished his family and adored his wife of 45 years. Dan was the most generous man, always wanting to give to his children and to many others. Always willing and wanting to help when and where he could, even at the drop of a hat. His heart was full and was as big as all of Texas.

Dan enjoyed great outdoors, deer, dove and duck hunting, vegetable gardening, loving on his puppies, cattle ranching, dancing and cooking for his friends. He was an avid supporter of the Chambers County Youth Project Show, Trinity Valley Exposition (TVE) and barbeque cook off’s in Anahuac and Winnie. Dan was a Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Past President of the Winnie Rice Farmers Cooperative Association, Director of Security for Security State Bank of Anahuac, Honorary Director for Southwest Cattle Raisers Association and Past Master of the Anahuac Masonic Lodge.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Wayne Hankamer and his wife P.D. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Zelphia Jenkins Hankamer; his sons Danny Hankamer and wife Kelly, Mike Hankamer, Mitch Hankamer and wife Cammie; his daughters Tanya Lowrance and husband Reid and Tonya Troxell; his grandson Kade Koenig, Mason Hankamer, Jack Lowrence, James Reid Lowrance, Connor Hankamer and Shane Koenig; his only granddaughter, Tanner “Bug” Koenig; his great-grandson Parker Ross Koenig; his brother Lester Hankamer and wife Ann and their children Les, Jr., Suzanne and Lynette; his special niece Arlette Hankamer Williams and her two brothers, John Hankamer and Hank Hankamer; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Kade Koenig, Mason Hankamer, Jack Lowrance, James Reid Lowrance, Connor Hankamer and Shane Koenig. Honorary pallbearers are Cade Witherspoon, Blake Matheson, Halley Moor, Jr., Tanner “Bug” Koenig, Dr. Dick Sherron, Joe Adams, Jr., Larry Windham, Pedro Gutierrez, D.J. Lewis and Jimmy Childress.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12pm until 2pm on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Hankamer Community Fellowship, 2844 FM 1663, Hankamer, Texas. Funeral services will begin at 2pm following the visitation with Bro Mark Pagels officiating. A Masonic graveside service will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dan’s honor to the Chambers County Museum of Wallisville or to the Christian Community Fellowship Education Building Fund in Oak Island, Texas.

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

Vines

Glenda Dale Vines of Daisetta died on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was 62.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 12:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend Nathan Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Liberty, she had lived in Daisetta, and the Liberty area for most of her life and was a Nursing Assistant for Home Health Care.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Vines Sr. Father Edward Taylor, and stepfather, Harlon Dowdell.

Glenda is survived by her mother, Pearl Marie Dowdell of Hardin. Sons, Joshua Young of Gatesville, and Bobby Ray Vines and wife Morgan of Liberty. Daughter, Kelley Brown and husband Kevin of Hardin. Brothers, Milam Dowdell, and wife Marsha of Wallisville, Frank Dowdell and wife Kathy of Hull. Nephew, Hunter Dowdell, and numerous other nieces and nephews. Her grandchildren are Quincey Bott, Kane Bott, Caleb Downs, Brandon Downs, Mila Vines and Averi Vines.

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

Kourie

Jack Kourie age 61 of Liberty, passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018 in Liberty, Texas.

Jack was born September 18, 1956 in Fort Worth, Texas the son of the late Adam Ellis Kourie and Charlene Marcia Fisher Kourie. Jack worked in the Liberty area performing odd jobs.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his longtime companion Patricia Padon, aunt Charlotte Fisher Finley, and numerous cousins.

Cremation services being provided by Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Abel

Jenny Delores Crouthers Abel, 61, of Liberty died January 18, 2018 in Beaumont, Texas. Mrs. Abel was born August 15, 1956 in Liberty, Texas to parents, James Edward Crouthers, Sr. and Naomi Nugent Crouthers.

Services for Mrs. Abel will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church in Liberty. The family will receive friends starting at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Pentecostal Tabernacle Church. Burial will be at Wilderness Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Jenny was a lifetime resident of the Liberty area and was a member of the Community Chapel in Hull. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and most of all being with her kids and grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Edward Crouthers, Sr., brothers, James Edward Crouthers, Jr. and David Earl Crouthers. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Sim Abel of Liberty; her mother, Naomi Nugent Crouthers of Liberty; sons, Gary Louis Marcantel, Jr, and wife Ashanda of Liberty, Tony James Marcantel and wife Christina, and Timothy Wayne Fregia and Marsha; brothers, Columbus Divick Crouthers and wife Viola and Daymon Wayne Crouthers and wife Penny; sisters, Evelyn Marie Satterwhite and husband Ben, and Lillie Pearl Tennie and husband Frank; nine grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Justin Hendricks, David “Bubba” Crouthers, Matt Tennie, Andrew Tennie, Buckey Crouthers, Cody Marcantel, Reuben Messer and John Kirkham. Honorary pallbearer is Hunter Marcantel.

Morgan

Sharon Lee “Shay” Morgan, 63, of Liberty, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Liberty. She was born November 17, 1954 in Liberty to her late parents, Leonard Leslie Moss and Joy Julene Morgan Moss.

Shay had lived in Dayton most of her life, was a retired electrician and enjoyed gardening, taking care of animals and trail rides.

She was preceded in death by her parents; niece, Laurie Overstreet and great-nephews, Christopher and Coty.

Survivors include her daughters, Christina Pope and her husband, Christopher of Jasper and Angelia “Angie” Giles of Liberty; sister, Betty “Betty Boop” Brown and her husband, Ernie of Dayton; grandchildren, Aaron Thompson, Ian Pope and his wife, Lauren, Kayla Musgrove, Tristan Davis and Sarah Do and her husband, Adrian; nieces and nephews, Michelle Tanner and her husband, Clifford, Craig Castilaw and David Castilaw and a great-nephew, David Cain Castilaw.

A memorial visitation, for friends and family, will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

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

McCombs

Rosalie Flowers McCombs, 91, of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in Dayton. She was born February 25, 1926 in Hardin County to her late parents, Gilbert R. Flowers and Irene Jewel Read Flowers.

Mrs. McCombs family moved from El Dorado, Arkansas to Texas in 1931 where she graduated from high school in 1942. In 1944 she enrolled in the University of Missouri and was later employed by Gulf States Utilities which took her to Dayton, Texas in 1951. She met and married Dick C. Youngblood, Sr. and they had four children. She attended Lonnie’s School of Hair Design, owned and operated a beauty salon in Dayton for 10 years. Rosalie earned a nursing degree from Lee College in 1971. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star #634 and Rebekah Lodge #1082.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry “Mac” McCombs; her children’s father, Dick C. Youngblood, Sr.; son Dick C. Youngblood, II and daughter, Carla Lisa Welder.

Survivors include her daughters, Carmen LaRette Pratka and her husband Ronnie and Carol Lori Kolarik and her husband Gerald and a sister, Jewel Deen Curry all of Dayton. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lori Leigh Hembree, Bowen and Allyson Pratka, Dela Pratka, Amy Irene and Kyle Singer, Kelli Reneé and Brittney Kolarik, William Duncan, IV and Stephanie Welder, Anna Lisa and Scott Codon, Dick Coleman Youngblood, III, Shane Jordan Youngblood, Meagan Nicole Youngblood and Jacob Matthew Youngblood; great-grandchildren, Logan, B.J., Phillip, Cole, Collin, Jackson, Carys, Caitlyn, Jack, Aric, Will, Acelyn, Aaron, David, Shawn, Autumn, Arian, Bodie and Brantley; nephews, Keith Curry and his wife Donna and Scott Curry.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 20, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton with a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Pallbearers will be Duncan Welder, IV, Dick Coleman Youngblood, III, Shane Jordan Youngblood, Jacob Matthew Youngblood, Bowen Pratka, Kyle Singer and Scott Codon. Honorary pallbearers will be Logan, B.J, Phillip, Jackson and Cole.

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

Dudley

Lewis Dudley was born August 12, 1931 to the late Manaway and Ledell Holly-Dudley in Rusk County Texas.  He resided in Kilgore, Texas until the age of 15 when he left his home and moved to Liberty, Texas; the last years of his life were spent in Baytown, Texas close to his daughters.

Lewis Dudley expired January 14, 2018 in Baytown, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Roy Lee Dudley and one sister, Mae Nell Dudley.

Loving memories will be cherished by his two daughters: Shelia McBride and Larissa Dudley both of Baytown; two sisters: Dorothy Nell Williams – Kilgore, and Annie Maud Fuller – Shamrock, Texas; one brother: Raphael Lee  – Shamrock, Texas; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services; 300 Alabama St.; Liberty, Texas (Althea P. Gibson Chapel) Friday, January 19, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  He will lie-in-state Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:00am in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel; funeral service will follow - 11:00 am.

Rev. Loyce McBride – officiating.

Interment – Johnson Cemetery – Minglewood Road – Liberty, Texas.

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

Warner

Robert “Butch” L. Warner, age 75 of Hull passed away January 16, 2018 in Baytown, TX. 

Robert was born December 19, 1942 in Lufkin, TX, son of the late Morris Sheppard Warner and Vida Beatrice Weeks Warner.  He graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School and then attended Sam Houston State and Lamar University before entering the US Army and then serving his term in Korea.  Upon coming back to the states, Robert went to work for Shriver’s Enterprise as a machinist for twenty years.  He then went to work for Phoenix Hydrocarbon for another twenty years before retiring.  In his spare time, Robert enjoyed traveling, especially in Alaska.  He also loved to read and kept most on the information that he read.  As they traveled, he would not pass up one Historical Marker without reading it.  He loved to build items with his son and his grandson, Mason, was his life.  He will be missed by all.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of fifty-one years; Marion Warner of Hull, son; Robert Christopher Warner and wife Tonya of Hull, sisters; Linda Coward and husband Mack of Lufkin, Diann Etter and husband Raymond of Hardin, Belva LeVrier and husband Gary of Bullard, TX, Bobbie Guedry of Lumberton, TX, LaDell Tywater and husband Lawrence of Tyler, TX, Mary Beth Parker and husband Donnie of Liberty, grandson; Mason Samuel Warner, step granddaughter; Alisha Whatley of Liberty, TX, step grandson; Bryce Whatley and wife Sarah of Huntsville, TX, great granddaughter; Aubrey Whatley and numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services for Robert L. Warner will be Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Moss Hill Community Cemetery in Moss Hill.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 12pm to 2pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Lewis

Patricia (Patty) Parrish Lewis went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2018 at the age of 87.

She was born in LaGrange, Texas on August 6, 1930. She was raised in Liberty, Texas, and graduated from Liberty High School and Sam Houston State Teachers College. She was employed by Texas Eastern and later taught at Robert E. Lee High School.

She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Baytown for over 50 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and great grandmother and will be dearly missed.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband A.J. of 59 years, her daughter Melissa Lynn and her parents J.F. and Lillian Parrish. She is survived by her sister Dolores (Dodie) Rice, daughter Lynn Bernhagen and husband Tim, son James Parrish Lewis and wife Cindy, grandchildren Brooke Bernhagen, Eric Bernhagen and wife Lindsey, Lorin and Morgan Lewis and one great granddaughter, Blakely Bernhagen. She is also survived by her loyal pup, Buddy.

At her request, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Brightfocus.org for Dementia and Alzheimer's research.
 
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Kory Guidry, Pastor Mark Wells, hospice nurses Marcia Duckett and Lisa O’Brien and the entire staff at Swan Manor for their overwhelming love and compassionate care. Her loving and devoted sister has always been her closest friend and they always supported each other throughout. Thank you for your prayers.

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

Barber

Clayton Lynn Barber, 72, of Baytown, Texas, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Baytown, Texas.

He was born on October 10, 1945 in Katy, Texas to Leo and Lucille Reeves Barber. Clayton was self employed as a truck driver for many years.

Clayton liked to eat out and he enjoyed eating and trying out different restaurants. He also enjoyed taking trips to Louisiana to play the slots, which was his favorite hobby of all.

Clayton was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 32 years Barbara Jean White Barber; his daughter Kelly Barber; and his sister Elsie Barber. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his daughter Pam Edge; his grandchildren Trinton Barber and Markki Thibodeaux; his great-grandchildren Olivia and Rebecca Thibodeaux; and other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10am until 11:30 am on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

LeNormand

Freda Juanette LeNormand, 78, of Batson, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Faith & Family Funeral Services at 12:00 P.M. with Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Dale Cemetery in Daisetta. Serving as pallbearers are Chuck Alexander, Monty Price, Cole Vanya, Kevin Vanya, Tully Melancon, Jason Price, Bubba Guedry, Bruce Lockhart, Jesse Brown and Joseph Whiteside.

The family will be receiving friends also on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Faith & Family Funeral Services starting at 10:00 A.M. until service time.

Freda was born October 30, 1939, in Batson, TX, where she lived all of her life, to Ray Vanya and Gracie Wiggins. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray Vanya and Gracie Wiggins., husband Robert LeNormand., brothers, Raymond Vanya and Terrell Vanya., sisters, Coonie Riley and Carol Price.

Those left behind to cherish her memories are her son; Robert Randel LeNormand II and wife Gwen of Batson, daughters; Vicki Whiteside of China Springs, TX, Patti Blackwell of Hardin and Juanette Valentine and husband Fred of Shepherd, TX., sister; Terry McOmber and husband Bob of Hardin, grandchildren; Debbie, Jenny, Joseph, Robert, Stephanie, Lance, and 17 great-grandchildren.
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Freda Juanette LeNormand please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com
Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time.

Nail

Lois Mae “Sue” Nail, age 92 of San Antonio, formerly of Liberty, died on January 11, 2018.

She was born October 20, 1925 in Onalaska, Texas, daughter of the late Fred T. Ball and Mettie Ball. Her parents moved to Liberty, in 1928 when her father became the distributor of Texaco products for Liberty County. Sue attended public schools in Liberty, and was Valedictorian of the LHS Class of 1943. Sue worked at the Liberty Chamber of Commerce for one year prior to enrolling as a Freshman at Baylor University in Waco in 1944. She graduated from Baylor in 1948 and received Bachelor Degrees in Education and Music, and in 1972 she received a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Lamar University. Sue was a member of the First Baptist Church in Liberty. She began her work career at Liberty ISD teaching third grade at Sam Houston Elementary, where she met her husband, the late George Howard Nail. Sue and Howard were married in 1952 at FBC, and spent more than fifty-two years together until his passing in 2004. Sue taught many local children, including her two sons, at her private home school kindergarten during the years her boys were preschool age. In 1960 she returned to work at Liberty Junior High School, teaching seventh grade English until her retirement many years later. Sue was a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society of women educators, Liberty County Association for Retired Teachers and was active in the Woman’s Missionary Union at FBC. Sue served as Church Organist at FBC for most of her adult life. She enjoyed music, travel, reading, family and friends.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother; Emmett Ball, sister; Corky Altenburg, and granddaughter; Jennifer Nail.

Survivors include her son; Steven Nail and wife Joyce of San Antonio, son; Michael Nail and wife Katherine of Austin, grandsons; Cameron Nail, Christopher Nail and wife Susan, great grandson; Michael Wyatt Nail, great granddaughter; Amelia Nail, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Lois Mae Nail will be held 1PM Thursday January 18, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Liberty with burial to follow in Cooke Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday January 17, 2018 from 4-6PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, Texas. Condolences can be sent online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Perkinson

Steven Hugh Perkinson, 75, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at his home, surrounded by family.

He was born on November 18, 1942 in St. Charles, Missouri to Oscar and Edna Perkinson. Steven proudly served his country during the Vietnam Era in the United States Navy as a pilot and Military Police. He was a welder by profession who had worked for many years in the pipeline industry.

Steven was a jokester with quick wit and a great sense of humor up until his death. He was also a nurturer to many; even consoling the love of his life, Vivian when he was at his weakest. Steven loved and adored his family, his fur-baby Smokey and most of all, his grandchildren. He had many hobbies, some of which included listening to his music, plant and flower gardening and watching the birds on their bird feeders. Steven never met a stranger and was a friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughters Renee Glockner and Stacy Perkinson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, the love of his life, Vivian Kelley; his son Steven P. Perkinson; his step-daughters Lisa Skoba and Pam Schurbert and husband Jeff; his brother Kenneth Perkinson and wife Edie; his grandchildren Candice Dickerson and husband Micah, Brittany Eddings, Maigin Harcrow and husband James, Emily Glockner, Alex Glockner and Kyle Tending; his great-grandchildren Chloe Harcrow, Seth Lytle and Bella Dickerson; his sons-in-law Dave Glockner and Bobby Tending; his fur-baby who was his inseparable best dog Smokey; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of Steven’s life will be held at 4pm on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas 77535.

It was Steven’s wishes to be cremated and for his cremated remains to be scattered in Wimberly, Texas, a place that he held close to his heart.

Stovall

Jarvis Joel Stovall, 88, of Batson, died Saturday, January 06, 2018, at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center.

Graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, with Reverend Bill Campbell officiating.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Batson, Jarvis had lived in Batson, for many years and was a retired Drilling Superintendent.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Stovall. He is survived by his daughter, Peggy Rawlinson and husband John of Batson, grandchildren, John and Jason Cook. Great grandchildren, Isaac, Isabella, Eric, Bridgett, and Gabbie. He is also survived by nieces, Linda Phillips, and Martha Barnett both of Batson, and a host of caring and loving friends.

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

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

Brummett

Vera Maye Brummett May, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2018, at the age of 104.

Vera loved her Lord, her family, and her friends. She will be remembered by all those who knew her as someone who blessed them with her love, faith, phone calls, and good food.

Vera was born on July 22, 1913 in Lexington, Texas to James Logan Brummett and Vera Lee Hollis Brummett.  She is preceded in death by her husband, I.T. May, daughter, Wanda Lou Rogers, her parents and siblings J.L. Brummett, Jr., Laura Belle Mills and Bess Hart.

Vera is survived by children Mary Lee Lewis, I.T. “Buddy” May, Jr. and wife Lisa, and Linda Sue Werchan and husband Ronald, 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 6 great, great- grandchildren and special friends Gloria Cerrato and Enell Cooper.

She was raised in Galena Park, Texas and graduated as valedictorian from Galena Park High School in 1931. She was a longtime resident of Huffman, Texas where she lived for 70 plus years.  In her 104 years she was role model for all those whose lives she touched.  She dedicated her life to family, community, and public service and instilled in her children and grand children a tradition of giving back. During her years in Huffman, she was an active member of Lake Houston United Methodist Church, serving on many committees too numerous to mention.  She was a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class and the Lake Houston Christian Women.  Outside of the church she was actively involved in the Huffman Lions Club, Lake Houston Garden Club and the Lake Houston Seniors.  At the age of 79, she began delivering Meals on Wheels throughout the Huffman-Crosby communities and continued doing so for 5 years.  At the age of 80, she began mentoring students in Huffman ISD’s “Lunch Bunch” program and volunteered at Northeast Memorial Center Hospital from 1988-1996.

Vera joined the Houston Chapter of the Aggie Moms Club in 1953 when her son, Buddy, began his freshman year at Texas A&M.  In 1979 she gave a permanent endowment in honor of her late husband to the University.  Some of her fondest memories are of the tailgating-parties at Kyle Field through 30 consecutive football seasons.

Vera and her late husband, I. T. May, donated 10 acres for the Huffman Little League sports complex in 1968.  In 1977, they donated an additional 5 acres for the football fields adjacent to the baseball park.  In approximately 1985, Vera donated 3 acres for the Vera Brummett May Community Center.

She was honored for her continued service over the years by being named a Texas Lifetime Member of PTA, “Lion of the Year” in 2000, Huffman ISD Star Team Award recipient in 2004, and Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year” in February 2004.  In June 2004, Vera received the Points of Light Foundation “President’s Call to Service Award” at an event attended by President George H.W. Bush and Mayor Bill White.

When asked in a newspaper interview in 2016 about her community service, Vera said “children are our future.  That’s where it starts. If you care for your community, your friends and your family, that’s what you do. If we leave this earth feeling like we have been an asset instead of a burden, that is what I am trying to do.”  She was a valuable asset to her family and her community.  Her legacy lives on.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Friday, January 12, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Lake Houston United Methodist Church, 23606 FM 2100, Huffman, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Huffman Cemetery.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Toby May, Richard Dodgen, David Lewis, Robert Lewis, Greg Werchan, Carlos May, Edward Rogers and Ellis Werchan. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Quintanillo, Tony Schlaeger, Scott Conner, Mark Lewis, Tom Couch, David Hicks, Tom Lutz, Zachary Gadberry and all of her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vera’s memory to Lake Houston United Methodist Church, Huffman, or to the Vera Brummett May Community Center-Volunteers in Action, Huffman.

Guillory

Gurvis Guillory was born on December 21, 1949 in Church Point, Louisiana to the union of Raymond Guillory Sr. and Tophilia Guillory of Swords, Louisiana. He was the third of twelve children. He passed away on January 4, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family.

Gurvis moved to Raywood, Texas in 1972 after meeting his beloved Beatrice Guillory. They married on June 23, 1973. Together they raise four beautiful children who later gave them two grandchildren. Gurvis was a devout father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family most. He was an amazing and passionate cook who loved turtle and rabbit. He was a multitalented tradesman, always eager to lend a helping hand and pass down knowledge.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his eldest son Gurvis Jr., his brothers Edmond, Lubert, and Clarence.

He is survived by his beloved wife Beatrice; Children: Brian, Monica, and Raymond; Grandchildren: Taten and Nian; Siblings: Edmondia Joseph, Irene Watkins (Fred), John (Jan), Joseph (Linda), Mary Lee, Dora Lee Coleman (Larry), Raymond Jr. (Penny), Toni, Eula Mae; And a host of other family and relatives.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  He will lie-in-state Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:00am in Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 101 Donatto Street; Liberty, Texas; Rosary 10:00 am; Funeral Mass will follow - 11:00 am.
Fr. Ayo Emmanuel Efodigbue, Ph.D. officiating.
Interment – 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 maybe shared at www.wellsfuneralservices.com.

Pullen

Edna Pullen age 87 passed away January 8 2018 in Beaumont. Edna was born March 27, 1930 in Vidor, Texas.

She enjoyed crocheting, reading romance novels, and spending time with her family. Edna worked for numerous years as a clerk for Moore’s Quick Stop.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Pullen, daughter Cheryl Rogers, and two brothers.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Charlotte McDaniel and Husband Manus, her three grandchildren: John Rogers and wife Cheryl, David Rogers and wife Tabitha, and Todd McDaniel and wife Jennifer. She also leaves her seven great grandchildren: Dusti Rogers; Frank Parker; Stephanie Hicks; David Driskill; Ashton Rogers; Courtney Rogers; and Kyle Rogers. In addition she leaves her great-great grandchild Reagan Rogers.

Funeral Services for Edna will be held 2PM Thursday January 11, 2018 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas with visitation to be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Fenton

James Herbert Fenton of Rockport, Texas passed away January 8, 2018 in Chorpus Christi, Texas.

He was born November 3, 1940 in Liberty, Texas the son of the late Bill H. Fenton and Ida Jane Sumrall Fenton. James attended Hull-Daisetta ISD and graduated in Class of 1959. He went on to serve in the United States Air Force in France and Vietnam. James worked for numerous years as a Foreman for Firestone and was self-employed for many years in Rockport area.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a brother Norman Fenton. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children: James Ashly Fenton and wife Cherith of Port Aransas, TX; Julia Fenton Schnee and partner Erika Gilbert of Rome, Maine; Darin Fenton, of Rockport, Texas; Chad Michael Fenton of Orange, Texas; and Stephanie Brown and husband Mark of Lumberton, Texas. In addition he also leaves his grandchildren: Erin Scott Fenton of Houston; Adrienne Danielle Fenton, Houston; Julia Ashly Schnee, Rome ME; Nathan LaCroix Schnee, Rome ME; Hillary Fenton, Lumberton TX; Joseph Brown, Lumberton TX; Hannah Brown, Lumberton, TX; Jillian Brown, Lumberton TX; Aiden Brown, Lumberton TX; and Kayla Fenton, Orange, TX. A great grandchild: Adeline Fenton, Orange, TX; brother: Ray Fenton and wife Barbra Fenton of Nacogdoches, Texas and a sister-in-law Merle Fenton of Liberty, TX.

A graveside service will be held 2PM Saturday January 13, 2018 at Oakdale Cemetery, Daisetta, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Miller

Herman Christopher Miller III- age 70 passed away peacefully at his home Thursday January 4, 2018.

Chris was born May 7, 1947 in Weslaco, Texas the son of the late Herman Christopher Miller Jr. and Dorothy Jean Diehl Miller. Chris enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hiking in Canada. He worked for numerous years for Liberty Electric Company, eventually becoming the owner and operator of Leco Services. Chris was a graduate of East Texas Baptist College and last attended First Baptist Church of Dayton. Chris also helped establish alongside Jimmy Clemmons, Dogwood Church later it became which is presently North Main Baptist Church. He started as an Associate Pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church which grew into the Pastor position. He also enjoyed teaching Sunday school at Heights Baptist Church, preaching, and bible study.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a sister Gayle Miller. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of twenty-seven years Cathy Neely Miller, daughter Tamara Miller Breeland and her husband Robert, sons Christopher Carl Miller and wife Charli and Rusty Wayne Miller, his sitter and Little Buddy Amy Jimenez, as well as six grandchildren, a great granddaughter, and numerous other extended family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be held for Chris 10AM Friday January 12, 2018 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Campbell

Jerry Lou Campbell, 70, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

She was born on July 1, 1947 in Anahuac, Texas to Paul Laver and Mary Ellen Smith Perry. Jerry graduated from Belle Chasse High School in Louisiana in 1965. She worked for many years as an insurance agent for various companies and was a member of the Independent Insurance Association of Houston (IIAH).

Jerry had a fantastic sense of humor and was always very entertaining with her quick wit. She loved nothing more than to have fun with everything she did. Jerry enjoyed traveling and visiting vineyards. She was an avid gardener with an amazing green thumb; growing flowers, trees, fruits and vegetables. Her favorites were hibiscus and bougainvillea. Jerry’s favorite hobby of all was her family. She adored nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jerry was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord and church. She had been attending the Champion Forest Baptist Church Jersey Village location in Houston.

Jerry was preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter Meagon Campbell; and her sisters Mary Ann Perry, Laura Reagan and Gloria Perry. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children Jenny Mitchell and husband Mitch, Josh Campbell and wife Cyndi, Joel Campbell and Jamie Campbell; her former husband of 20 years and dear friend George Campbell; her grandchildren Justin Campbell and wife Heather, Mary Campbell, Jack Campbell and Lukas Campbell; her great-grandchildren Amorie, Mackenzy, Alyssa, Noah and Isaiah; her siblings James Perry and wife Mary, Robert Perry and wife Fran, Judy Roberson and husband Howard and Paul Perry; her lifelong friend Tommie Mills; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Parkway South, Katy, Texas 77494.

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

Ellison

Donnie Lee Ellison, 65 of Dayton has gone home to be with the Lord. 

Donnie passed away on January 5, 2018 at home with his wife, Jaquitta as his side.  He was born on February 18, 1952 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to parents, George Lee Ellison and Geneva Williams Ellison. 

Donnie is preceded in death by his mother, Geneva Williams Ellison and his granddaughter, Melissa Nicole Ellison. 

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jaquitta Ellison; sons, Michael Ellison and Donnie Lee “J. R.” Ellison, Jr. and wife Kristen; grandchildren, Elijah, Adam and Dylan; great-granddaughter, Melissa Grace Ellison; father, George Lee Ellison; sister, Glenda Ellison; brother, Dale Ellison and a host of other relatives and friends. 

A Celebration of Donnie’s life will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 2 PM at Bible Way Pentecostal Church on Hwy. 146 in Liberty, Texas with Pastor Victor Persinger officiating.  Visitation with the family will begin at 1 PM at the church.  Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery adjacent to the church.  Serving as pallbearers are, Caleb Christian, William Paul Persinger, Bruce Pepper, Juan Bonilla, Jr., Oscar Mbankulu, Donnie Lee Ellison, Jr., Josiah Persinger, Peter Kaltenberg and Dale Ellison.

Barber

Mark Wayne Barber of Mauriceville, Texas died December 27, 2017 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He was 63.

Graveside service was held on Saturday January 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Lee Barber, father, Sidney R. Barber, mother, Reitha Jean Blankenship and stepfather Morley Craig Blankenship.

He is survived by his daughter, Mandy Barber DeRoach of Houston, brothers, Michael Anthony Barber of Vidor, and Reverend Donald R. Barber and wife Patricia of Vidor, and half-brother, Terry Patrick Blankenship of Spurger. Half-sister, Odethela Rene McKinley of Pineland.

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

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

Bragg

James Paul Bragg of Rye, died Friday January 5, 2018 at his residence. He was 81.

A native of Hemphill, Texas he had lived in Rye. He had worked as a foreman with Tree's Incorporated of Houston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Bragg and Mable Maggie Crouch and brother affectionately known as Fat Boy Travis.

He is survived by niece, Delores Messer and husband Jack of Rye, and a host of other nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel. There will be a memorial gathering starting at 5:00 P.M. till time of service.

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

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

Perkins

Mary Alice Jones Perkins, 53, of Hull, died Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday January 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at The Daisetta, United Pentecostal Church with Reverend Lonnie Jordan and Reverend Brad Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

Serving as pallbearers are David Scott, Jimmy Harris, Jonathan Jones, Prentiss Youngblood, Benjamin Whittington, and Kasey Shipman.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday January 7, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at The Daisetta United Pentecostal Church.

A native of Bastrop, Louisiana she had lived in Hull most of her life and was a homemaker. She had also worked at Walmart and Jackson Hewitt Tax company. Mary was a faithful member of The Daisetta United Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Era Simpson. She is survived by her husband, Grover Lee Perkins Jr. of Hull, sons, Christopher Perkins of Hull, and John Perkins and wife Susie of Abilene. Brothers, David Jones and wife Eldora of Dayton, and Joey Jones and wife Heather of Dayton. Sisters, Debbie Harris and husband Jimmy of Gilmer, Naomi Scott and husband David of Gilmer, 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary Alice Jones Perkins please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Cress

Haywood S. Cress, age 95 of Liberty, TX passed away January 4, 2018 in Humble, TX. 

Haywood was born January 1, 1923 in Liberty, TX, son of the late John Henry Cress and Alva Haywood Cress.  He graduated from Liberty High School in 1942.  Shortly after graduation from school, Haywood entered the US Navy in 1942 and served his country until March of 1946.  While serving in the Navy, Haywood was an Aviation Machinist.  After completing his tour in the Navy, Haywood started to work for Schlumberger and worked for that company for thirty plus years as a Senior Operator before retiring.  Haywood was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church as well as a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #3201.  In his spare time, Haywood and his late wife Leatha, loved to square dance.  He will be missed by all.

Haywood was preceded in death by his parents, wife; Leatha Cress, brothers; James Lee Cress, Rayburn Cress, sisters; Cynthia Cress Boudreaux, Adeline Cress Koenig and Marceline Cress Boudreaux.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, nieces; Addie Lou Wright and husband Richard, Evelyn Sellers, nephews; Melvin Cockran, Raymond Boudreaux, Gary Boudreaux, great-nephews; Kenny Simmons and wife Teresa, Tommy Simmons, Richard Wright and wife Jackie, great-nieces; Donna Joiner and husband Harvey, Cynthia Koenig and husband Greg, stepchildren; Donald LaCour and wife patsy, Bill LaCour, Steve LaCour and wife Pat, Cecelia Beasley and husband Richard, seventeen grandchildren and forty-one great-grandchildren, and numerous other great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services for Haywood S. Cress will be Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Liberty Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis

Miller

Venus Miller, 60, of Dayton, TX, passed away on December 29th. She is survived by her husband Jim, son Andrew, daughter Crystal, sister Vanita, brother Fred, 4 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Services will be held at Conroe Funeral Home on Friday January 5th, beginning at 9am.

Boudreaux

Sarah Como Boudreaux was born on September 12th, 1949 in Dayton Texas to Lawrence and Alida Como.

She attended Dayton Independent School District and graduated with the class of 1968. She attended Prairie View A&M where she studied nursing. She worked in the medical field for several years and later worked at Liberty ISD in the Special Education Department. She then transitioned to becoming a part of the Criminal Justice field as an inmate records supervisor/switch board operator for Plain State Jail where she retired after 12 years.

She gave her life to the Lord at an early age. She was an active member of Maranatha Church and various ministries within. She not only cared about her own salvation, but cared to minister to others daily through social media and witnessing. She loved being in church every chance she had. She always showed a genuine love for people, and never met a stranger.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and loved to play Bingo. She loved to watch Law & Order and Criminal Minds. When she was still able to drive, she loved to attend her grandchildren’s extracurricular activities. She loved to play dominoes with her nephews and any other fellowship activities that involved her loving family.

She was proceeded in death by her father(Lawrence), mother(Alida), brother(Lawrence), sister(Vera), husband(Samuel), and daughter(Deandrea).

She is survived by her sister Ada(Ezra), her brother John, daughter Alida(James), grandchildren Ladea(Josh), Alanah, Gabriel and great grandchild Charlie. She leaves to mourn a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Jesse Donatto, Jr., Joshua Morgan, Moses Payne, Don Donatto, Aaron Payne and Murphy Arvie. Honorary pallbearers will be James Howard, Gabriel Howard, Timothy Howard, Josh Payne, Xhavior Thomas and Winter Boswell.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 10am on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Maranatha Church located at 12319 TX-146, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580. A funeral service will be held at 11am following the visitation, with Pastor Mark Trice officiating. 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

Rizzo

Samuel William Rizzo passed away on the 1st day of the year 2018.  He was 82 years old and led a very robust and gregarious life.

He was born October 8, 1935 in Houston, Texas to Lucille and Cosimo Rizzo.   He was the 2nd child with 2 sisters, Rosemary Parisi and Jan Sellers.  Sam lived in Houston for his first 7 years until the family moved near Dayton, Texas where he met the love of his life, Juanita Joy Holbrook.  They were married October 26, 1957 after Sam completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Notre Dame.   They were married for 60 years.  Sam and Nita had four children; Samuel Cosimo, Daniel Chester, David William and Mary Elizabeth.  From the start of Sam and Nita's already large family grew an even larger family, which Sam loved very much.  Samuel Cosimo married Jill Lynn Neathery and have 3 children, Joshua, Sean and Samantha.  Dan is married to Kristine Lancaster and has 3 children, Danielle, Nicholas and Will.  David married Lynn Coons and have 4 children, Olivia, Madalyn, David and Nolan.   Elizabeth married Tim Moore and have 2 children, Elissa and Sam.  And the family continues from these 12 grandchildren to 3 more great grandchildren, Braden, Ashton, Navie and 2 more on the way. 

Sam grew up in Liberty, Texas where he attended Liberty High School.  He was the Student Body President, lettered all 4 years in band and was a star athlete in track and football.  He and 3 of his good friends were the 3A Texas State Champions in 4x400 meter relay.  He was also awarded Best Actor in One Act Play.

He served as a squadron leader during boot camp in the United States Air Force Reserve, and was honorably discharged February 3, 1964.

Sam continued his education and ultimately became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  In the bold and typical fashion of Sam, he owned and operated his own CPA firm for several years before being hired by the WEDGE group as the Operating Director.  After WEDGE, he started his own oil & gas service company called RESCO (Rizzo Energy Services Company) in 1979.  During the big 1981 oil crisis, he sold it and went to work for Waltrip Enterprises before becoming the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Service Corporation International.  In addition, he served as a Board member for Cash America International and Tanknology Corporation.

Other than his tremendous success in the financial world, Sam's true passion was his service to several Catholic churches throughout his life including being one of the founding members of St. Albert's Catholic church, and a big supporter of St. Thomas High School in Houston.  In addition to his service to the Catholic community, he dedicated himself to the Lighthouse of Houston for the Blind.  He volunteered 10 years to the Lighthouse Board of Directors ultimately serving as the Chairman.  During his tenure, he was instrumental in activating key technological advances at the Lighthouse; one of which was the first ever computer system to allow blind people the ability to document medical transcriptions for physicians.

Sam and Nita moved to Madisonville, Texas in 2000 where they owned and operated 2 large ranches, SANITA and Greenbriar. They continued their philanthropy being very involved with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Catholic church, the Madisonsville County Fair, and were charitable to several other organizations in Madisonsville.

Sam will be dearly missed by all

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Lighthouse of Houston, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s building fund, or another charity of your choice.

The funeral mass will start at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic church in Madisonville.  The grandsons and great grandson will be pallbearers.
The burial will be private.

Dugat

Dr. Henry L. Dugat, Sr. age 77, passed away Thursday December 28, 2017 at his home in Liberty, Texas.

Henry was born June 15, 1940 in Dayton, Texas the son of the late Johnny Dugat Sr. and Catherine Hults Dugat Rundless. Henry is many things in South Liberty County. He is an inspiration … a living example of doing right things, teaching children well, loving your spouse and living life to the fullest. He smiles. He enjoys people. He gives. He plays his music. He prays. He keeps going. He has played for occasions from weddings to funerals. He has seen it all. He married his childhood friend, high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Bennie, May 21, 1960. Bennie and Henry met in the fifth grade and have been inseparable ever since.  Henry graduated from Liberty Training School in 1958 and began studies at Texas Southern University, where he studied music and psychology. He went on to obtain his theological degrees from the United Christian Theological Institute and the Mt. Zion Travelers Seminary. Henry has played or has been involved in most every Church in the Liberty Area.

He last worked at Allison Funeral Service as an Ambassador, as well as worked as an Administrative Assistant at Wells Mortuary, Liberty; Founder Sickle Cell Foundation of Galveston; Project Director at Prairie View A&M University at Liberty; Project Director at Lamar University of Liberty. He has chaired the Liberty County MLK Celebration Committee for the past 20 years. Henry’s first assignment was June 4, 1953 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Dayton, Texas, under the leadership of Pastor J. W. Brent. Lifetime Pleasant Hill church member Lois Pruitt who was the honoree at the 2016 MLK Celebration recalled that when Henry was hired at Pleasant Hill to play music, he knew only two songs. Well, Henry can play just about anything he chooses now, and he does. When he sits at the piano keyboard, he goes somewhere. He shuts his eyes and his fingers dance on the keys. He has complete command his music. He is a joy to watch.

His honors have included: Minister of Music Day January 2, 1998 proclaimed by Dayton Mayor Guy L. Harris; Henry Lloyd Dugat, Sr. Day Feb. 3, 1998 proclaimed by U. S. Senator Phil Gramm; Recognition honors Feb. 9, 1998 by U. S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and State Senator Michael Galloway, District 4; Lt. Governor Bob Bullock. The Most Rev. Joseph A. Galante, S.V.D., D.D, who at that time was the Bishop of the Diocese of Beaumont, praised his continued ministry. Liberty Mayor Paul J. Henry proclaimed Jan. 4, 1998 “Henry L. Dugat, Sr. Day” for his outstanding dedication to the people of Liberty. Liberty County Judge Lloyd Kirkham followed suit and proclaimed Henry L. Dugat, Sr. Day. He was congratulated by then President Bill Clinton and Texas Governor George W. Bush. The Dugats were honored on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives by Representative Alma Allen (Dist. 131) and State Rep. John Otto (Dist. 18), upon their 53rd wedding anniversary (2013) with House Resolution 2153.

Henry’s church affiliations are many: Los Angeles Bible Institution of The National Baptist Convention of America; Minister of Music ~ Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Dayton, Texas; Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Dayton; Trinity Valley Baptist Church of Liberty, Texas; St. John Baptist Church, Liberty; St. Miles Baptist Church of Ames, Texas; First Six Street Baptist Church of Port Arthur; Jerusalem Baptist Church of Galveston; Blue Ridge Baptist Church of Houston; Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Galveston; Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Raywood, Texas; Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Liberty; Knights of Peter Claver Council 83 of Raywood; Adam Semien Assembly #8 Fourth Degree, Knights of Peter Claver, Beaumont; Knights of Columbus Council, Liberty; Trinity Valley District Association of Texas; Southern District Baptist Association of Texas; Synod Delegate Immaculate Conception, Liberty; Liberty County Historical Commission of Liberty County; Chaplain Committee Henley Unit, Dayton; National Baptist Convention of America, Organist; Shiloh District Association of Texas; Lone Star District Association of Texas; Trinity Valley Singing Convention; and Lily of the Valley Baptist Church.

Henry is preceded in death by his parents as well as his sisters Rosie Lee Walls, Erma Dee Mosley, and Myrtle G. Freeman, brothers Johnnie Dugat Jr., James Dugat Sr., and Freddie A. Rundless.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Bennie Lee Dugat, his five grown children: Cynthia Mosley (and husband Rev. Amos Mosley), Daphne Dickerson, Christopher Dugat (and wife Angelique Dugat), Alonzo Emmanuel Dugat (and wife Betty Dugat) and Henry Lloyd Dugat, Jr. (and wife Gladys Dugat). In addition he leaves his sister Mary Lee Mosley, twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation for Henry will be held Friday January 5, 2018 from 1-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral services to be held 11AM Saturday January 6, 2018 at Cornerstone Church in Liberty, Texas with burial to follow in Wells Cemetery, Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.  

Tucker

Debrah " Debbie" Sue Tucker of Saratoga, died on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, with her loving husband and family by her side. She was 61.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 1:00 pm at New Life Church of Batson with Reverend Bill Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Sutton Cemetery in Kountze.

Serving as pallbearers are Eugene Griffin, Roy Brown, Cody Brown, Rusty Hendrix, Bubba Leger, and Chris Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Dewayne Collier, Jonathan Freeman, Kort Griffin, Raymon Freeman, Brantley Freeman, and Jaxson Brown.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at New Life Church of Batson.

A native of Kountze, she had lived in Saratoga, most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents Dalton Stelva Griffin and Ila " Nunsie" Pearl Presley. Daughter Melissa Ann "Sissy" Brown, sister, Wanda Griffin, and niece, Panda Griffin.

She is survived by her husband Michael Tucker of Saratoga. Sons, Roy Dale Brown Jr. and Raymon Freeman both of Saratoga. Daughter, Chelsea Freeman and husband Jonathan of Batson. Brothers, Eugene Griffin and his " Better Half" Nina of Sour Lake, Donald Griffin and wife Brenda of Bridge City, and Jon Fowler of Saratoga. Sisters, Sharon Fillingame and husband Nicky of Thicket, Vivian Smith and husband James of Sour Lake, and Nelda LaFleur and husband Don of Sour Lake.

Grandchildren are Alyssa, Taylor, Joely, Cody, Rylee, Madyson, Kamryn, Brantley, Johan, Candice, Panda, and Dakota. Great grandchildren are Jaxson and Tayte.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Debrah Sue "Debbie" Tucker please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Sigle

Carolyn “Lawane” Sigle, 74 of Kenefick passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 in Houston, Texas. She was born January 28, 1943 in Orange, Texas to parents, Joseph Marshall McKinney and Mattie Sartor McKinney.

Service for Lawane will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howie Howeth officiating. Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Sigle grew up in Pasadena and had been a resident of Kenefick for the past 40 years. She was a member of the Sunset Methodist Church in Pasadena. Lawane enjoyed gardening and loved being with her family especially her grandchildren.

Mrs. Sigle was preceded in death by her father, Marshall McKinney; husband, Harold Duane Sigle and brother, Joseph Wayne McKinney. She is survived by her mother, Mattie McKinney; son, Brian Sigle and wife Kolynda; daughter, Kimberly Sigle; brothers, James Michael McKinney and wife Cindy, David Marshall McKinney and wife Carolyn; sister, Lanelda Vansau; grandchildren, Brandon Sigle and wife Ivie, Joseph Sigle and wife Jonna, Daniel Ripkowski and wife Rainy, Luke Van Kampen, Kaleb Van Kampen and wife Katelyn and Maddisan Sigle; great-grandchildren, Blake Sigle, Carter Ripkowski and Reese Ripkowski; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Cain

Billy Joe Cain Sr. of Hull, died on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in Baytown. He was 80.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc with Reverend Danny Biddy officiating. There will be a memorial gathering of family and friends also on Saturday, December 30, 2017, from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

A native of League City, he had lived in Hull most of his life and was a self-employed Offshore Consultant. He was a mason with the Masonic Lodge of Hull and a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his parents Guy Cain and Pearl Sadler., daughter, Pearl Cain Hughes, brothers; Guy "Buddy" Cain Jr. and Robert Lee Cain.

Survivors are sons; David Cain and wife Marci of Gardena, CA and Billy Cain Jr. and wife Kim of Rosenburg, daughter; Lana Skinner and husband Fred of Baytown, brother; Roy L. Cain and wife Sharon of Oakdale, LA, and sister; Louella Cain Miller of Hull and sister-in-law, Barbara Cain.

Grandchildren are Caleb Skinner, Sally Skinner Mogonye and husband Steven, David L.W. Cain, Savannah Lothringer, Douglas Hughes, Kayla Cain, Kali Cain, Chase Cain, Candace and Ashley Cain, great-grandchildren; are Taylor Webb, Lawson Lothringer, Maysn, Ryann, Hayden, and Jaxon Mogonye, Emily Hotelling, Walter, Lanxton, and Olivia Hughes.

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

Wolfe

Paul Leland Wolfe, 58, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Kingwood, Texas.

He was born on June 11, 1959 in Sacramento, California to Herman Lee and Betty Snoderly Wolfe.

Paul was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend to many. He was the best DAD and friend ever. Paul was jovial and outgoing, he knew everyone just about anywhere and never met a stranger. He was also known to be a big jokester, always having the last laugh.

Paul loved to work and stay busy. He worked for several years as a Fleet Foreman at Lynchburg Channel Shipyard. When he wasn’t working at the shipyard, he was working at home, tinkering around the yard. One of Paul’s favorite pastimes was to scrap iron. He loved the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and even frogging.

Paul was preceded in death by his father; his brothers Danny and Smiley Wolfe; and his sister Maudie Wolfe. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 13 years, Garrie Merrill Wolfe; his sons Lee Wolfe, Chris Wolfe and Glenn Arnold and wife Tierney; his daughter Amber Johnson and husband Johnny; his grandchildren Andrew, Garrett, Lori and Sarah Johnson and Teague and Melvin Arnold; his mother Betty Watkins; his sister Barbara Bryant; his brother Jimmy Wolfe and wife Janet; his numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Glenn Arnold, Chris Wolfe, Tony Watson, Jimmy Wolfe, Gary Anderson and Floyd Anderson. Honorary pallbearer is Dave Fix.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 10am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 11am at Sterling Funeral Home, with Bro David Stark officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Coleman

Edna Morris Coleman, 93, of Channelview, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Humble, Texas. She was born on April 3, 1924 in Foreman, Arkansas to Joe and Della Mae Sharp Morris.

Edna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She enjoyed working as an Avon Consultant for over 50 years. Edna was a very crafty lady, making Christmas ornaments and painting tablecloths in her younger years. She was also an avid gardener, who loved roses and flowers. Edna will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lester George Coleman; her son Alfred Thomas Morris; and her sisters Lucille Sharp. Nina Zwernemann and Martha Collum Armstrong. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons Robert Morris and wife Karen and Joe Morris and wife Deborah; her daughter Lillian “Sue” Miller and husband Bill of Little Rock, Arkansas; her 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 10am on Saturday, December 30, 2017 in Ryan Cemetery, located on TX 321, Tarkington Prairie, with Bro Jeff Day officiating.

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

Fleischman

Monte Morris Fleischman, 58, of Hankamer, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 22, 2017 at his home.

He was born on August 3, 1959 in Baytown, Texas to Morris Lee and Joyce Crystal Montgomery Fleischman. Monte graduated from Anahuac High School in 1977.

Monte loved everything about the woods as a young boy, always wanting to spend the weekends camping alone. He had a fascination when it came to wild animals. As a teenager, Monte brought home a bob cat that he had hog tied; wanting his dad to help him determine the sex of the frisky cat. He even raised a pair of wild hogs, foxes and egg laying chickens. Monte used to sell his chicken’s eggs to many in the Hankamer community. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Monte was preceded in death by his mother; his brother Rickey Lynn Fleischman; and his niece Wendy Fleishman. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his father Morris; his sister Toni Mullins and husband Fred Johnson; his nieces Crystal Mayer and husband Jeremy, Dana Renee Clark and Misty Fleischman; his nephew David Fleischman and wife Deanna; numerous great nieces and nephews; numerous great-great nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 6pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at 7pm at Sterling Funeral Home.

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

Smalley

Jack Randall Smalley, 63 and Angela Jean Lee Smalley, 61, of Liberty, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 22, 2017 at their home in Liberty.

Jack was born on June 15, 1954 in Liberty, Texas to Charles Jack “C.J.” and Hazel Irene Tidwell Smalley. He graduated from Hull Daisetta High School in 1972 and attended Lamar College in Beaumont, Texas. Angela was born on March 10, 1956 in Louisiana to Horace Eugene and Eva Joyce West Lee. She worked with her mom for many years as a realtor. They were residents of Liberty County for 21 years.

Jack and Angela were childhood sweethearts that were introduced in their teens by a family member of Angela’s. They were married for 40 years and had one daughter, Amanda, whom they claimed to be their greatest accomplishment. They were a very loving and devoted couple, parents and grandparents who rarely did anything without the other. They were former members of the Bethel Assembly of God in Liberty.

Jack loved sports and race cars, anything fast and with speed. He enjoyed working on them and building them with his dad. Jack’s favorite car was his 1965 Mustang. Angela loved plants, gardening, crafting and shopping. She had a green thumb and treated her plants as if they were her babies.

Jack was preceded in death by his mother; his sister Sherry Brown; and nephew Randall Brown. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his father C.J. Smalley and wife Ima of Hull, Texas; and his brother Glenn Smalley. Angela was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her brother Scott Lee and wife Rhonda. They both leave behind to cherish their memory, their loving daughter Amanda “Nikki” Linn and husband Alvin; their grandchildren Gavin and Kylie Linn; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held for Jack and Angela at 2pm on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Hardin Baptist Church, 138 CR 2003 South, Liberty, Texas, with Bro Tony Hines and Bro. Brown officiating.

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

Barrow

David Nicholas “Nick” Barrow, 49, lifelong resident of Hankamer, passed unexpectedly on Monday, December 25, 2017 at his home.

He was born on October 9, 1968 in Anahuac, Texas to Reuben David and Patricia Dell Sutton Barrow. Nick graduated from Anahuac High School in 1987. He was a member of the Hankamer Community Fellowship.

Nick worked at Moor Farms in Hankamer, doing ranching, logging and farming for many years. He worked hard every day; he could ride any kind of horse and operate any kind of equipment. Nick never met a stranger and would always help anyone that ever asked.

Nick had several hobbies, some of which included his love of riding horses, cowboying, participating in Ranch Rodeo events and hog hunting. He was a loving son, father and friend to many. Nick’s greatest joy was his daughter, Madi Nickole, who was the apple of his eye.

Nick leaves behind to cherish his memory, his daughter Madi Nickole Barrow; his parents David and Pat Barrow; his cousin who was more like his brother Chris Barrow and wife Darla; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Chris Barrow, Dean Barrow, Cade Barrow, Halley Moor, Jr., Cade Witherspoon, Kyle Witherspoon, Taylor Wilcox and Travis Knupple.

Honorary pallbearers are Halley “PawPaw” Moor, Sr., Cody Wilcox, Richie Hargraves, Caleb Cooper, Cully Smith, John Rhame, Ronald Wayne Ashworth, Matt Sutton, Garrett Hill, Charlie Copeland, Hunter Brown, Mason Willis and Dillon Reecer.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 11:30am on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Hankamer Community Fellowship, 2844 FM 1663 Road, Hankamer, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1pm. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Barrow Cemetery.

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

McGee

Louis McGee Jr. was born to Louis Mc Gee Sr. and Jeanette McGee on August 29, 1956 in Liberty, Texas. 

He attended Our Mother of Mercy Catholic School where he also made if First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Jr. was a very thoughtful, giving, caring, and loving person.  He was willing to listen and also willing to give you the honest truth.  He could make you laugh until you were in tears and mad all in the same minute, but he’d give you his last, and wouldn’t think twice about it.  Though he never married or had children of his own, he treated all his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephew/God-son as his very own.

He. was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Jeanette McGee and sister, Deborah Scott,
He will truly be missed by his family and friends. He leaves behind his sisters: Patricia (William) Tuttle,  LaVerne (Robert) Spencer; a host of nieces and nephews.

A viewing is scheduled Thursday, December 28, 2017, from 9:00am to 11:00am  Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Ames, Texas).  Rosary will begin 10:00am; funeral mass to follow 11:00am.

Fr. Emmanuel Ayo Efodigbue, MSP, PhD officiating.

Interment Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church Cemetery -Ames, Texas.

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

Tebo-Childress

Gloria Jean Tebo-Childress, age 67 passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center in Liberty, Texas

Gloria was born on January 23, 1950 in Liberty, Texas to the late Oscar Tebo and Nellyne Bradley-Jones.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. Miles Baptist Church on Highway 90 in Ames, Texas at 11:00 a.m.

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

Savoy

Evelyn Sapp Savoy passed away in Houston, Texas on December 25, 2017 at 94 years of age.

Evelyn was born June 28, 1923 in DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana to parents Lettie Hillman and James Calvin Sapp.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 54 years, John Walton Savoy; her only sister, Ruth Fancher; her only brother, Priness Earl Sapp, and a granddaughter, Laura Alison Carrington.

Mrs. Savoy is survived by her children, Sheryl McCraw Broussard and husband James; John Scott McCraw and wife Jolynne; Randa McCraw Carrington; seven grandchildren, Mark Broussard, Jon Broussard, Terrell Broussard, Andrea Carrington Davis, Ashley Carrington Bruce, Brian McCraw, Jay McCraw; six great grandchildren, one great great-grandchild.

Evelyn attended the French Elementary system until age 13 when her family moved to Merryville, Louisiana where she graduated from High School. She attended Chenier’s Business College in Beaumont, Texas and worked several years for the law firm, Benkenstein, Wells and Duncan and later 14 years at Sun Oil Company. Her last working years were with Pickett Law Office in Liberty, Texas.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for a memorial visitation at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas. Interment will follow at a later date at Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, Louisiana.

Neely

Dorothy Doris Davis Neely age 85 passed away Tuesday December 19, 2017 at Magnolia Nursing Home.

Dorothy was born in Cedar Bayou, Texas July 24, 1932 the daughter of the late William Henry Davis and Elsie Mae Clawson Davis. Dorothy loved spending time with her family most of all. She was passionate about her animals as well, after her schnauzer passed away Dorothy adopted a black cat that she named Silly Willey. She fed this cat like clockwork twice a day, and if the family had to take over the feeding she was sure to check on proper feeding times. Unfortunately, no one however knew who the cat belonged too. Dorothy was generous, kind, and loving. She enjoyed travelling with her friends to shows and taking trips. A graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, she worked for over thirty years at Seaberg Rice Co. as a book keeper / office manager. At the age of eighty-two Dorothy was still getting up to go to work. She was also a devoted member of Heights Baptist Church in Liberty and member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Besides her parents Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband M.J. “Jack” Neely, her son William “Bill” Marshall Neely, brothers William Ralph Davis, John Sterling Davis, and John Keith Morrow, as well as her sisters Nora Lee Davis Hames and Lula Mae Morrow Danos.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Cathy Miller and husband Chris, daughter in law Lynn Neely, and her six grandchildren Tamara Breeland (Robert), Angie Vargas (Andrew), Chris Caninenberg (Kristin), Lamar Bean, Jessica Parker (Derek), and Laura Clements (Jon). She also leaves ten great grandchildren and host of other relatives and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service for Dorothy will be held 2PM Friday January 5, 2018 at Heights Baptist Church, Jefferson Dr. Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers donations can be made  in Dorothy’s memory to American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.

Arttus

Norman Clarence Arttus age 86 passed away November 24, 2017 at his home in Hull, Texas.

Norman was born December 20, 1930 in Sparta, Wisconsin the son of the late Clarence Arttus and Bessie Papenfuss Arttus. Norman served in the US Army from 1947-1950. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and as a young man he enjoyed breaking horses with his father.  He also enjoyed gardening and growing his vegetables. Throughout the years Norman worked in construction up until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers Robert Arttus and Arlen Arttus. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children; Thomas Arttus and his wife Debra, Kelly Minor and husband Richard, Kimberly Gordon, Jody Arttus, and Margaret Chaske. In addition he also leaves a brother Gary Arttus and his caretaker and friend Katherine Moye and her husband George, and her extended family.

A graveside service will be held at 1:45PM January 3, 2018 at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038 with full military honors. Allison Funeral Service.1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Ubnoskye

Larry Glenn Ubnoskye, 62, of Eastgate, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 in Baytown.

He was born April 5, 1955 in Dayton to his parents, Albert Ubnoskye and Albina Kovalcik Ubnoskye.

Mr. Ubnoskye was a lifelong resident of Eastgate, a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and the Dayton Young Farmers. He was a past state officer in the Texas Young Farmers, a member of Texas Trophy Hunters Association, Ducks Unlimited and Lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Larry was a 1974 graduate of Dayton High School and an outstanding player on the Bronchos football team while attending school.

He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, Paula Ubnoskye; mother, Albina Ubnoskye; son, Chad Ubnoskye and his wife Genevieve; daughter, Shauna Taplin and her husband, Henry all of Eastgate; brothers, Kenny Ubnoskye of Seguin and Ricky Ubnoskye of Hardin; sisters, Sharon Shaver and her husband, Fred and Kim Rogers and her husband, Billy all of Eastgate; grandchildren, Chase Taplin, Maddy Taplin, Rowdy Taplin and Cade Ubnoskye and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017, with a Rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton, Texas with Father Andy Vu officiating. Burial will follow at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Eastgate.

Pallbearers will be Jason Rogers, Donny Shaver, Michael Lampson, Brody Hinton Tyler Hinton, and Ty Warbritton. Honorary Pallbearers will be Chase Taplin, Rowdy Taplin, Cade Ubnoskye, Joe Willeford, and Bill Gray.

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

Colvin

George Emmett Colvin, 60, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 in Dayton. He was born August 27, 1957 in Pasadena to his late parents, Bob and Florence Colvin.

He was a lifelong resident of Dayton, an accomplished welder and a family man that put his family above all. He loved God and the Bible and devoted that love into working with Alcoholic Anonymous.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Deanna Colvin of Dayton; daughter, Tristen Colvin of Cleveland; grandson, Caleb Grammer of Cleveland; brother, Harlan Colvin and his wife, Sherri; mother-in-law, Kathryn Ransom; sister-in-law, Helen Ransom and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. A service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Joe Raiborn officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Memorial Park in Liberty.

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

Les Waller, 71, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 surrounded by his loving family in Dayton.

He was born May 1, 1946 in Reading, Berkshire, England to his parents, Leslie “Chizz” Waller and Doris Knight Waller.

Les, a retired network analyst, had lived in Dayton for the last 30 years and had previously resided in Pasadena and numerous places across the world including England, Australia, and Switzerland. He loved to travel and spend time with his family. He was an avid reader, loved ABBA, and watching Big Bang Theory. He never met a stranger and enjoyed talking with everyone he encountered.

He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Mary Waller of Dayton; mother, Doris Waller of Lynsted, Kent, England; sons, Leslie Waller and his wife, Melissa and Jam es Waller all of Dayton; daughter, Becky Waller Moreau and her husband, Greg of Houston, grandson, Xander Moreau of Houston; sister, Jan Gore and her husband, Vic of Lynsted, Kent, England and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 26, 2017 followed by a Rosary at 1:00 p.m. and a service at 2:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton with Deacon Archie Benham officiating. Burial will follow at Palms Memorial Park.

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

Leftwich

Myrna Clydene “Deanie” Leftwich, 73, lifelong resident of Mont Belvieu, Texas, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 in Baytown, Texas.

She was born on October 2, 1944 in Baytown to Clyde and Myrna Wolford Leftwich. Clydene graduated from Barbers Hill High School in 1964 and attended Lee College where she received her Associate’s degree.

Clydene worked in the veterinary field for over 30 years serving as a Veterinary Technician. She retired last year from Cedar Bayou Animal Clinic where she was the practice manager for many years. She loved all types of animals, but adored her own cats and exotic birds. Clydene bred, raised and showed Persian cats for several years. Her animals were her favorite hobby; next to that was being an avid QVC shopaholic.

Clydene was a member of Old River Baptist Church. She was a loving daughter, cousin, aunt and friend to many who will deeply miss her.

Clydene was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her cousins Lee Kaderli and wife Linda of Mont Belvieu, Keith Elliott and wife Debbie of Fannett, Dwayne Elliott and wife Karen of Mont Belvieu and Terry Elliott of Mont Belvieu; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Kyle Kaderli, Brent Kaderli, Trey Elliott, Cody Elliott, Trevor Elliot, Connor Elliott, Michael Harrrelson and Chris Harrelson.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 12pm on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2pm. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Clydene’s honor to City of Baytown Animal Services and Adoption Center, 705 N. Robert C. Lanier Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521.

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

Stephens

Sharon Bernice Stephens- age 67 passed away Wednesday December 20, 2017 in Liberty, Texas.

Sharon was born in Saratoga, Texas April 10, 1950 the daughter of the late James Eudella Ryan and Ethel Aline Smith Ryan. Sharon worked for the past thirteen years as a Manager for Blanchard’s RV Park and Advantage Storage Buildings. She also worked for National Pipe and Tube as a Thread Inspector. She will be remembered for her spirit as an out spoken and direct individual, a hard worker; she loved her Astro’s, watching Shoot’em ups, and her favorite Walker Texas Ranger.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her brothers, Bowman Ryan, Butch Ryan, Sam Howard Ryan, sister Edna Johnson, son David Locke, and her best friend and adopted daughter Amanda Donnelly.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Kathryn Norris (Marvin), Regina Gail Brown, Charlie Newton Locke (Kerri), Richard Locke, Terri Cudlemyer, Daniel Locke, and Tony Locke. She also leaves her sister Jon Flores, brother Ernest Ryan, son-in-law Kevin Brown, her previous husbands Lamar Stephens and Robert Locke, companion Davis Guillory, twenty Grandchildren, and thirty-two great-grandchildren.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A graveside service will be held 1PM Saturday December 23, 2017 at Rice Belt Cemetery, Devers, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Creel

Rene' Flowers Creel of Saratoga, died Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at her residence. She was 57.

Rene' was born January 19, 1960, in Liberty Texas to her parents A.L. Flowers and Joyce Hobden Flowers. She had lived most of her life in Saratoga and was a first responder and firefighter for Saratoga Fire Department. She had also retired from West Hardin School District as an assistant nurse.

She was preceded in death by her father A.L. Flowers and her grandparents.

Rene' is survived by her loving husband Acy Creel of Saratoga, mother, Joyce Flowers of Saratoga. Son, Jason Creel and wife Amanda of Bullard, TX
daughter, Kacy Gay and husband Bryan of Saratoga, and brother, Gary Flowers and wife Cindy of Saratoga.Grandchildren are Christian Taylor, Madison Creel, and Avery Creel.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. at West End Baptist Church of Saratoga with Reverend Keith de la Moriniere and Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth officiating. Interment will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket. Serving as pallbearers are Gary Paine, Jim McClain, Johnathan Cantrell, James Bridges, Aaron Brown and Tim Moody.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, December 22, 2017, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at West End Baptist Church of Saratoga.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Veleesa Rene' Flowers Creel 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 926-262-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time.

Cranford

Jane Elizabeth Paulette Cranford, 73, of Devers, died Monday, December 18, 2017, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, TX.

Jane was born March 8, 1944, in Anahuac, TX to Marion and Fannie Norris Ainsworth and lived in Devers as a homemaker for most of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Marion and Fannie Ainsworth, husband; James W Cranford Sr., brothers; George Mitchell, Jack Ainsworth, James Ainsworth, and Joel Ainsworth, sisters; Joyce Troup, Janell Tolar, and Judy Mariot.

Those left to cherish her memory is her son; James W. Cranford Jr., brothers; Charles Ainsworth of Hankamer and J.D. Ainsworth of Hardin.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Abshire Cemetery in Devers at 1:00P.M. with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. A gathering of Mrs. Cranford's family and friends will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jane Elizabeth Paulette Cranford please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Bennett

Dorothy Jean Bennett, 77, longtime resident of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on July 31, 1940 in Utica, Mississippi to Lionel Clayton and Clara Louise Booker Byron.

Dorothy married the love of her life, Wane Bennett, on January 21, 1957. Sixty years united in a perfect marriage, she made it a full-time job to keep Wane in line. Dorothy loved her family and grandchildren unconditionally. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, caretaker and friend to many and will be deeply missed. Dorothy was a local business owner of Genie Carpet Cleaning Services and the Print Shop in Dayton.

Dorothy enjoyed photography, creating web pages, oil painting and crocheting. In her younger years, she enjoyed karate and even received her black belt in her 40’s. Dorothy’s favorite hobby of all was spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her son Quindell Bennett; her three brothers, Lionel Clayton Byron Jr., William Glen Byron and Wilson Lamar Byron; her two sisters, Kathaleen Byron and Betty Byron Holt. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband Wane Bennett; her daughters Gina Wane Patrick and husband Timothy and Dorothy Bennett Cotten and husband Ricky Wayne; her grandchildren Daniel Wane Bennett and wife Angelia, Curtis Leon Speer, Christopher Alan Alvarez and wife Karla and Dale Eric Speer; her nine great-grandchildren; her brothers Malcolm Leon Byron and Gerald Daniel Byron; her sisters Rita Elaine Byron Broussard and Peggy Byron Sexton; her numerous nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Dale Eric Speer, Daniel Bennett, Christopher Alvarez and Robert “Bubba” Bacon.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 1pm on Saturday, December 23, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2pm, with Rev Clint Sylvester officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Holloway

Mark David Holloway of Nederland, died December 14, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family. he was 55

Mark was born July 25, 1962 in Corsicana, Texas to John Vernon Holloway and Wanda Ruth. He had lived in Gilchrist 20 years before moving to Nederland. He was a self employed carpenter working in the oilfield industry for many years.

Mark is survived by his daughter Misty Hebert of Liberty, brother, Shaun Hebert of Raywood, sister, Denita Petty of Corsicana. and niece Brandy of Corsicana.

Grandchildren are Niko, Chance, Lil Shawn, Shalae, and Houston. Mark will be missed by many of his family and friends who loved him very much. At his request Mark will be cremated and will have a Viking send off.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mark David Holloway 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. Earning your trust one family at a time.

Medina

On October 15, 1963, God bestowed the gift of a wonderful son upon Oscar and Mary Mabel Medina. Oscar Martin Medina Jr. was the fifth child born to Oscar and Mary Mabel. He was everyone’s favorite and dearly loved by his family.

Oscar was a graduate of Liberty High School.  His earlier jobs included Sears, Catfish Inn, and Liberty County. He was a dedicated and hard worker for LyondellBasell for more than 31 years.   His interests included raising cattle, rodeos, bronc and bull riding like his Dad.  Oscar loved to work with his cattle whether it was loading and moving hay or putting out hay for the cows during winter months.  Oscar enjoyed watching old Western movies and traveling when he could be talked into leaving the state. 

Oscar loved to cook and spend time with family and close friends.  Family and friends celebrated many happy occasions with Oscar’s fried fish dinners and Easter BBQs. 

On December 10, 2017, God called Oscar Jr. to his eternal home.  Oscar Jr. was preceded in death by his father, Oscar M. Medina Sr.  He is survived by his mother, Mary Mabel Medina, his four sisters: Joycelyn Rollins (Grover), Doris Tucker (Eddie), Sandra Burrell (Carol), and Tami Landry (Anthony). Oscar  is survived by his fiancée Velva James. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Mass of the Resurrection for Oscar Jr. will be held at 11a.m., Friday, 22 December at Immaculate Conception Church, 411 Milam Street, Liberty.  Final committal will be at the Catholic Cemetery, Bowie and Grand Streets, Liberty.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kingwood Funeral Home, Kingwood, Texas.

Robinson

Grace Jeanette Robinson, of Baytown, died on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. She was 62.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, also at Faith & Family Funeral Services from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Grace was born March 28, 1955, in Frankfurt, Germany, to James Foster and Rachael Davis. She lived in Baytown for 41 years and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Rachael N. Kiefer and her grandmother, Grace Davis.

She is survived by her husband James Larry Robinson of Baytown; father, Charles P. Kiefer of San Diego, CA. Sons,James Michael Robinson of Plano, TX and Robert Faught of Plano, TX.

Daughters, Cari Michelle DeWitt of League City; Amber Nicole Pina and husband Ruben of Houston. Brother, James Kiefer of El Mirage, CA. Sisters, Nancy K. Rude of Anaheim, CA and Linda Kerston of Douglasville, GA.

Grandchildren are Conner Reece DeWitt and Keira Grace DeWitt. Nieces, Heather Rude of Anaheim, DeAnza Ziegus of Florida and Areanna Ramstein of El Mirage, CA. Nephews, Ryan Rude of Anaheim, Kevin Tastor of Douglasville, GA and Aaron Ramstein of El Mirage, CA.

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

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

Sterling

Bryan Lee Sterling, 77, of Dayton died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at home with his family.

Bryan was born April 20, 1940 in Houston, Texas to parents O.B. Sterling and Mary Coburn Sterling.

Services for Bryan will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton with his lifelong friend, Rev. Lee Gruver officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Bryan was a graduate of Dayton High School in 1958 and lived in Houston for 29 years before moving back to Dayton in 1991. He was retired from Boral Brick Company. Bryan was an avid shooter and was very active cowboy action shooting and he collected belt buckles. In his free time Bryan enjoyed installing formica using the art he learned from his father. He loved watching old westerns and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Sterling was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Natalie Flynn and grandson Clarke Flynn. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Amy Reidland Sterling of Dayton; two daughters, Lori Minzenmayer and husband Brian of Austin and Rachel King and husband John of Kingwood; sister, Betty Williamson and husband Chuck of Atascocita; grandchildren, Kristin Minzenmayer, Ellen Minzenmayer, Melanie Flynn, Hannah Figer, Elise Figer and Toby King; numerous nieces and nephews; caregivers, Deborah Williams, Vernita Rivon, Shirley Dickerson, Lynn Williams and Daphne Dickerson; also other relatives and friends.

For those who desire memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

Fontenot

Alfred Joseph Fontenot Sr, age 79 of Raywood, TX, passed away December 15, 2017 in Liberty, TX. 

Alfred was born November 1, 1938 in Liberty, TX, son of the late David and Louise Melonson Fontenot.  Alfred graduated from Woodson High School and was a professional race horse trainer for fifty plus years.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood as well as the Horseman Association for over fifty years.  Alfred served on the school board of Hull-Daisetta for eight plus years and was very involved in his children and grandchildren’s sports activity.  He was a loving son, brother, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He will be missed by all.

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Ray Fontenot, Ragis Fontenot, Joe Fontenot, John Fontenot, David Fontenot Jr, Wallace Fontenot and great-granddaughter; Shaelynn Tanner.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of fifty-five years; Jeanette Fontenot, son; Alfred Fontenot Jr and wife Janie, daughters; Kimberly Fontenot Tanner and husband Wes, Dymphel Dee Fontenot, sister; Shirley Curette, brother; Desilva Fontenot, grandchildren; Colton Anderson, Mia Fontenot, Lyla Fontenot, Chris Tanner, Candace Tanner Elliot, Heather Tanner, Kyle Tanner, AngelaNoble, A.J. Johnson and seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Alfred Joseph Fontenot Sr will be Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood, TX with burial to follow at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be prior to service from 1:30pm to 3pm with the rosary starting at 2pm.  Services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Lange

Charles J. “Chuck “ Lange, co-owner and founder of Langetree
Retreat & ECO Center and Homeless Veteran Tiny House Project,
Sunset Celebration.

A Tribute of His Life and Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday,
December 21, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 3730 FM 160
Raywood TX 77582.

The Tribute will begin at 9:00 A.M
Rosary 10:15 and Mass at 11:00 A.M

Chuck created fabulous memories for his wife and children,
“The ABCD&E Lange Family: Angela, Babs (wife), Chuck,
Donna and Eric”, whom he leaves to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to:
The Langetree Homeless Veterans’ Tiny House Project.
If mailed send to 2825 CR 190 Liberty, TX 7757.
Dianne Wickliff Cotton, Funeral Director - 979-264-0953Balzer

Balzer

Grace Eileen Brumaghim Balzer, longtime resident of Canyon Lake, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 11, at the age of 88.

Grace was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on February 17, 1929, the second daughter of Frank and Mabel Brumaghim

Grace graduated from Dayton High School in 1946. From there she attended Sam Houston College where she majored in music and received her B.A. in Education. Grace married Philip Parker in 1950, and after he returned from his service in Korea, they moved their two young sons, John and Dan, from Fort Belvoir, Virginia to El Paso, Texas. Soon after, they welcomed their three daughters, Suzanne, Sally and Eileen.

Grace’s first job was teaching music in the Ysleta school system. She was very active in her church, the Women’s Club of El Paso, and other service organizations.

The family moved to Monahans, Texas, in 1967 where Grace continued teaching elementary school and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, and of the Texas State Teachers’ Association where she served as president of the local chapter, and representative to the state convention. She was also active in the Monahans chapter of the American Association of University Women. As an educator in Monahans, Grace was a pioneer in the “open concept” and “team teaching” methods. She was very respected by her colleagues and administrators.

In 1974, she and Jack were introduced by mutual friends, and married on April 11, 1975. After she and Jack retired they made their home in Canyon Lake. They celebrated 42 years of marriage this year. Through those years, they enjoyed world travels and all their many activities at the lake, but most importantly, they became Grandpa and Grandma to 12 grandchildren.

Grace was a member of the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, where she served on many boards and committees throughout the years. Grace also lent her beautiful voice to the church choir, as well as singing solos at church and special events.

She was a member of the Canyon Lake chapter of the Pilot Club for 30 years where she served as president for two years, wrote and directed many of the musical melodramas for club’s annual Wineless Cheese Tasting fundraising events, and modeled the fashions presented at the club’s annual style shows. Grace was the eldest living past president of the PilotClub and she was honored at a special Pilot Club event to crown her “Queen Bee.”

Grace was preceded in death by her parents, and her precious daughter, Suzi Parker. She is survived by her husband, Kack Balzer, her sister, Eleanor Brown of Jacksonville; her children, John Parker and wife Olga of Williston, North Dakota; Dan and wife Debbie of Austin; Sally Davis and husband Larry of Houston; and Eileen Potts and husband Ronnie of Round Rock, and 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Grace was loved by a great many people. She will be remembered for her sense of style, her loving kindness, grace and elegance, how she could light up a room, her sharp sense of humor and sass, and the mischievous gleam in her eyes.
Her grandchildren absolutely adored their fun and loving Grandma and along with many friends and former students, have proclaimed that she was their favorite; that she always made each one of them feel special, and she shaped their lives for years to come.

A celebration of Grace’s life will be on Saturday, December 16th at 2:00 pm at the Canyon Lake United Methodist church, 206 Flintstone in Canyon Lake. A graveside service will be held at Linney Cemetery in Dayton for family and friends on a date to be announced later.

In lieu of customary expressions of sympathy, the family requests that you make a donation to the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, 206 Flintstone, 78133, Hope Hospice at 611 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, 78130, the Pilot Club of Canyon Lake c/o Dee Danford, 1446 Stagecoach Drive, 78133, or a charity of your choice.

Keenan

Jerry Lee Keenan, Sr., 83, of Tarkington Prairie died Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Mr. Keenan was born May 22, 1934 in Ogden, Utah to parents, Patrick Keenan, Sr. and Goldie Davis Keenan.

The family will receive friends 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 18, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, December 18, 2017 at Ryan Cemetery.

Mr. Keenan was a resident of the Tarkington area for over 42 years and was previously of Highlands. He served in the United States Army during WWII as a medic and was stationed in Germany. He also enjoyed collecting coins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Bobby Keenan, David Keenan and Baby Keenan; step-son, Leslie Ledford; sister, Patsy Webb; brothers, Timmy Keenan and Tommy Keenan; his former wife Wanda Keenan Miles. Jerry is survived by his wife of 46 years, LaVern Keenan of Tarkington Prairie; sons, Timothy Keenan of Iowa, Rodney Keenan of Nebraska, Jerry Keenan, Jr. of Nebraska and Terrance Keenan and wife Donna of Georgia; daughter, Debra Hopkins and fiancé Wade Osborne of Tarkington Prairie; step-children, James Ledford of Dayton Lake Estates and Carla Prieto and husband Ted of Splendora; brothers, Joe Keenan and wife Jackie of Nebraska and Ron Keenan and wife Judy of Oregon; sisters, Frances Burkett of Channelview and Cora Sue Howarter of Coldspring; several grandchildren, including Jay Grider and wife Danielle, Tod Hopkins, Trinity Willaby, Amanda Hopkins, Tracy Barnes and Morgan Hopkins; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

O'Neal

Delbert Ernest O'Neal of Rye died on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Batson. He was 55.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston.

Serving as pallbearers are Alan Hale, Chris Dorris, Stephen O'Neal, John Hendrix, Leslie O'Neal, Delbert Manning, Douglas Bowden, and Bryan O'Neal.
Honorary pallbearers are Issac Lopez, Chris Carouthers, and Roy Spinks.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, December 15, 2017, from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Houston he had lived most of his life in Rye before moving to Batson. He was a foreman for Jordan Oilfield Services of Batson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Delbert Ernest O'Neal SR., and brother, Leslie O'Neal Sr. He is survived by his mother, Faye Hammock O'Neal of Rye fiance' Wendy Carouthers of Batson. Daughter Amanda Hale and husband Jason of Cleveland, Patricia O'Neal of Rye, step-daughter, Courtney Carouthers of Kountze, and stepson, Christopher Carouthers of Batson. Sisters Debra Dorris of Rye, Shirley Spinks and husband Roy of Joaquin, TX and Florence Lopez and husband Charles of Hankamer.

Grandchildren are Sierra Ruiz, Jason Alan Hale Jr. Alyssa Hale, Zachary O'Neal, Isabella O'Neal-Gilliam, Landon Carouthers, Presley Carouthers, Railyn Brown, and Noa Parrish.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Delbert Ernest O'Neal please visit our sympathy store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Hampton

Donald Watson Hampton, 67, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Kountze, Texas.

He was born on July 17, 1950 in Port Arthur, Texas to James Watson and Wilma Lois Keith Hampton. Don graduated from Hardin High School in 1969 and received his Associate’s degree from Mississippi State University. While in Mississippi, he joined the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country. Don was a self-employed construction contractor for more than 34 years and for the past 10 years, he had been working as an independent property adjuster.

Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He had a huge warm heart, strong hands and was a rock and hero to many. Don loved nothing more than helping others whenever he could. He was an adventurous soul who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and dancing. Don always wanted to be a contestant on the reality show Survivor. His favorite hobby of all was the love of his life Barbara, whom he shared a deep and dear love for and spending time with his family. He liked to cook crawfish, barbeque and take outings with family and friends. One of Don’s favorite sayings was “Git U Sum!” He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Maureen West; his brothers Billy Charles Hampton and Pete Hampton; his grandson Christopher Duane Hampton; his nephews Ralph West and James Howard Hampton; and his beloved fur-babies that will be laid to rest with him, Nellie the Lab and Molly the Dachshund. He so loved his canine companions like they were his children. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 12 years Barbara Ann Hampton; his son Donald Duane Hampton and wife Kathi of San Angelo, Texas; his daughters Dawn DeRee Hampton of Waco and Nikki Shelly of Montevallo, Alabama; his grandchildren Joshua Adam Hampton and wife Tyler, Blake Fuller Hampton, Svannah Hope Hampton and Kyleigh Dee Hampton; his brothers John Thomas Hampton of Mineral Wells, Texas and Jimmy George Hampton and wife Gina of Anahuac, Texas; his 13 nieces and nephews; his beloved canine companion Daisy; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Duane Hampton, Joshua Hampton, Tommy Hampton, Ricky Hampton, Keith Hampton and Phill Thibodeaux. Honorary pallbearers are John Hampton, Jimmy Hampton, Blake Hampton, Burl McIntosh and TJ McIntosh.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Green

Alta “Irene” Phillips Sturrock Green, 91, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 in Baytown, Texas.

She was born on May 6, 1926 in Marquez, Leon County, Texas to Lindsey Howard and Alter Lee Moon Phillips. Irene married Milton Layne Sturrock on April 19, 1945 in Liberty, Texas.

Irene was a very quiet and shy woman who was devoted to her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed putting together photo albums, crocheting and needlework. Irene also enjoyed watching her television soap operas. She was an avid and successful flower and plant gardener.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sister Nelda Faye Johnston of Franklin, Texas; her children Lynn R. Sturrock and wife Cheryl of Lake Fork, Sharon L. Hubbard and husband Fred of Sheldon, Texas, Barry L. Sturrock and wife Victoria Piwonka of San Antonio, Texas and Brenda Odell of Baytown; her grandchildren Stacey L. Sturrock and husband Michael Binns of Houston, Devin Bradley Sturrock of Cove, Texas, Colin Sturrock of Boulder, Colorado, Sidonie Sturrock of Houston and William Sturrock of Austin; her great-grandchildren Kylie Sturrock and Clayton Sturrock of Cove and Gabriel Binns of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Irene will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 1pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. Funeral services will begin at 2pm. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Kabernik

Kami Nicole Kabernik, 26, a loving daughter, sister, angel and friend to many, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in Dayton, Texas.

She was born on August 14, 1991 in Baytown, Texas to Reece Bundrick and Althea Kovar McCary. Kami attended Spring High School where she participated in the choir and ROTC.

Kami was a very independent and outgoing young woman who had recently started working as a bartender at Rooster’s in Dayton. She was an avid pool player and was a member of the American Pool Player’s Association.

Kami was a courageous person who never met a stranger and was loved by everyone. She was always the life of the party. Kami’s heart was large, and she would do anything for anyone. She had the voice of an angel who loved nothing more than to sing. Kami’s favorite song to sing was One and Only by Adele. She was a gifted singer who once tried out for The Voice. Kami also loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting.

Kami was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents Theresa and Alton King; her paternal grandmother Nancy Bundrick; her paternal grandmother Virginia Lindsey; and her uncle David Ray Patzold. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother Althea McCary and husband James of Dayton; her father Reece Bundrick of League City; her siblings Taylor Bundrick of Littleton, Colorado, Ashton McGary and husband Ben of Atascocita, Jay Bundrick of Dayton and Madison McCary of Dayton; her maternal grandparents Alta and Al Kovar of Dayton; her paternal grandfather Sam Bundrick of Palestine, Texas; her niece Iliena Brienn Nicole Bundrick; and a numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Albie Kovar, Jr., Alton Kovar, Lance Jones, Andy McCoy, Jay Bundrick and Taylor Bundrick. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Brown, Dalton Farmer, Jr., Dalton Farmer, III, Wade Farmer, Alec Farmer, Hayden Farmer, Kole McCoy, Kaleb McCoy, Kasey McCoy and Doug Sherlock

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

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

Arttus

Norman Clarence Arttus age 86 passed away November 24, 2017 at his home in Hull, Texas.

Norman was born December 20, 1930 in Sparta, Wisconsin the son of the late Clarence Arttus and Bessie Papenfuss Arttus. Norman served in the US Army from 1947-1950. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and as a young man he enjoyed breaking horses with his father.  He also enjoyed gardening and growing his vegetables. Throughout the years Norman worked in construction up until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers Robert Arttus and Arlen Arttus.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children; Thomas Arttus and his wife Debra, Kelly Minor and husband Richard, Kimberly Gordon, Jody Arttus, and Margaret Chaske. In addition he also leaves a brother Gary Arttus and his caretaker and friend Katherine Moye and her husband George, and her extended family.

A graveside service will be held at 1:45PM January 3, 2018 at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038 with full military honors. Allison Funeral Service.1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Smith

On December 8, 2017, Charles Olen Smith was welcomed at heaven’s gates by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at the age of 74.

He passed away in his sleep after battling cancer for almost a year. Charles was born in Vidor, Texas, on December 7, 1943. His family later moved near Houston, where he graduated from Galena Park High School in 1963. At the age of 18, Charles gave his life to Jesus. From 1963 to 1966, he served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany as an aircraft mechanic. Charles met his wife, Geneva Calhoun after returning home. The couple married on April 21, 1967, and celebrated their 50th anniversary earlier this year.

Charles graduated from Pipefitters Local Union No. 211’s five-year apprenticeship school in 1975. He worked as a pipefitter for 46 years in the union.

In 1974, he was licensed to preach at Gatewood Baptist Church, in Houston.  He was ordained the next year, pastoring several churches over the years. His greatest joys were pastoring and preaching. He loved to study his bible, with a special interest in biblical prophecy. He also enjoyed reading Western books and watching Western movies. His favorite family vacations were camping, especially at Garner State Park and Chain O’ Lakes.

Charles was a member of Grace Community Baptist Church, in Dayton, Texas, for fifteen years. He and Geneva moved to the Dayton-Liberty area in 1983, and have lived in Kenefick for the last fifteen years.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Nolan Smith, Sr. and Evelena Smith; siblings: Otis Smith, Swede Smith, Wayne Smith, Mary Ann Smith and LeRay Russell; and numerous other family members.

Charles left behind his wife, Geneva Smith of 50 years, and four sons: Michael and wife Amanda, Mark and wife Joannie, Matthew and wife Rachel, and Stephen and wife Tonya; 10 grandchildren: Devin, Judith, Carlie, Christian, Johnathan, Colton, Zoey, Justin, Lana and Sawyer; siblings: Carl Nolan Smith, Jr. and wife Gladys, Evelyn Burnitt and husband Don, Clifton Smith and wife Ana, Carleen Crisp and husband John, Douglas Smith, Susan LaMorie, and Linda Herrington; sisters-in-law: Ella Smith and Oline Simmons; and his faithful dog Bandit, who was always there for him.

Charles’ funeral service was officiated by Bro. Mark Thrift of Houston, at Grace Community Baptist Church on December 12th in Dayton, Texas. He was buried in Magnolia Park in Dayton, Texas.

Gorden

Doris Mae Tanner Gorden of Batson died on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at her residence with her family by her side. She was 72.

Doris was born February 2, 1945, in Bay City TX to John William Tanner Sr. and Nelma Mae Rogers. She had lived in Batson since 1998 and was a homemaker. She loved people and had Volunteered her time to help those at church and hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Owen Gorden. Sisters Judy Carol Dulaney Joyce Irene Cooley and brother Edward Tanner.

Survivors are a daughter, Sharla Gorden and David Glenn Whitmire of Batson. Brother, John William Tanner Jr. and wife Pat of Raywood and sister, Iris June Fregia and James Holifield of Cleveland and numerous nieces nephews and a host of loving friends

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

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

Hayes

Rosalie Opal Hayes of Liberty died on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center. She was 89.

A native of Excelsior Missouri she had lived in Liberty and Dayton most of her life and was a nurse and member of Maranatha of Mt. Belvieu.

She was preceded in death by her daughters Karen Morris and Penny Ervin two brothers and two sisters and her loving companion Coco.

Survivors are a son Tim Hayes of Liberty Lonnie and Larry Houk of Missouri. Daughter Polly Carlisle of Missouri. Grandchildren Melanie Williams, Miranda Morgan, and Melissa Fields and numerous great-grandchildren.

Interment will follow at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty.
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rosalie Opal Hayes 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.

Smith

Doris Faye Smith born January 19, 1940 was called home to be with the Lord Friday, December 1, 2017. 

She was the second of 10 children born to Jerry and Marguerite Henderson.  She was a very active and involved member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of her son-in-law, Pastor Michael A. Booze.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Marguerite Henderson and daughter, Evelyn Ramirez.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, John Henry Smith, 2 children – Cheryl Booze (Michael), John Raymond Smith (Beverly),   5 grand children, 11 great grandchildren, 5 siblings, a host of nieces, nephews, cousin, other family and friends.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  She will lie-in-state Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am in Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 801 Sam Houston St.; Liberty, Texas; funeral services will follow 11:00 am.  

Rev. Michael A. Booze officiating.
Interment – Wells Memorial Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.
Wells Funeral Services at 300 Alabama Street, Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with final arrangements.  Memories and online condolences maybe shared at www.wellsfuneralservices.com.

Reed

Travis “Randy” Randall Reed age 67 passed away Monday December 4, 2017 in Liberty, Texas.

Randy was born in Baytown, Texas December 16, 1949 the son of the late Travis Eugene  Reed and Leona Golden Reed. Randy enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising animals such as his beloved chickens. He also enjoyed cooking and having his family around to share. Randy was a self-employed mechanic who was the owner of Hardin Automotive. He also worked for Brown and Root as well as Coastal Water Authority. He was a member of New Life UPC and was past president for the Liberty Lions Club. Randy also served in the US Army where he was stationed in Germany from 1969- 1972.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant children, as well as his first wife Judy Reed who passed away during childbirth.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Tracy Jackson and husband James, Kristy Davie and husband Leroy Dugat, Travis Daniel Reed and husband Matthew Gregory. In addition he leaves his wife of forty-three years Regina Reed, Brother Jeff Reed and wife Rani, and seven grandchildren: Stephanie Jackson; Samantha Jackson; Kali Davie;  Allyson Jackson; Kassidy Jackson; Emily Jackson; and Kimberly Davie. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial service for Randy will be held at 2PM Wednesday December 6, 2017 at New Life UPC, 2510 Jefferson Dr. Liberty, Texas. Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Herring

Jonathan Wayne Herring, age 67 of Liberty, passed away December 1, 2017 at his residence. 

Jonathan was born May 18, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, son of Jack and Betty Herring.  He graduated from Skiatook High School in 1969 and then went on to obtain his Associates Degree in drafting.  Jonathan was a member of the Osage Nation Indian Tribe in Oklahoma.  He loved to travel on his motorcycle and was a member of the Lone Star Voyagers.  He was a loving son, brother and husband.

Jonathan was preceded in death by his father; Jack William Herring and son; Christopher Robinson.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of thirty-eight years; Brenda Herring of Liberty, sisters; Carol Johnson and husband Scott of Skiatook, OK, Joyce Beene and husband Jonathan of Broken Arrow, OK, brother; Jimmy Herring of Skiatook, OK, mother; Betty Herring-Grace of Skiatook, OK, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Stinnett

Sammy Lou Stinnett left us Thursday afternoon, Nov. 30. 

She suffered a heart attack Sunday morning. Treated first at the hospital in Liberty and then taken by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann, she had an emergency angioplasty and improved briefly, but then complications followed, and the doctors determined she was too frail to survive the additional surgeries that might otherwise have saved her. Sammy’s life was long, and her suffering at the end was short. She was 88.  Sammy Lou was born July 5, 1929 to Sam and Lula May Lynch of Liberty and lived nearly her whole life here, or else just outside of town. 

Born with a rare blood disorder, Sammy was unable to run and play as a normal child might until her purpura was cured at 5 years old, after which she quickly developed into a very rambunctious tomboy, determined, she said, to make up for lost time.  She went to school in Liberty, played every sport girls were allowed to play and thought it terribly unfair she could not play football, too. Her mother tried to keep her in dresses, but Sammy preferred blue jeans. After seeing “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” Sammy wanted her hair cut short like Ingrid Bergman’s, but the local beautician refused to do it until Sammy’s mother confirmed she had given her permission.

She was a popular student and a cheerleader, described in her class yearbook as “happy as the day is long.”  Sammy Lou attended Sam Houston State Teachers College for a year and played on the college softball team.  She married Barnell Stinnett on Dec. 3, 1949 in a house in Liberty, only a few hundred feet from the place she last called home. The Vindicator office is now where Hutchinson’s feed store once stood, and it was in Hutchinson’s that Barnell first asked Sammy Lou for a date. From there they walked over to McGinty’s drug store for a soda. 

Together Sammy and Barnell shared 60 years of love and misunderstanding before Barnell passed away early in 2010.  Sometime early in their marriage she threw away an old, torn and frayed scarf he owned, and to the last year of his life, they were still arguing over it. They argued over that and over the first house he built for them — a house he painted all gray, inside and out. They argued over her cooking and his manners, over whether he really lost his wedding ring as he claimed, and over his once taking her to the hospital in labor with child and then leaving her there to go to a football game.  Those arguments and others like them went on, but over the years they lost the seriousness they might once have had.  Sammy and Barnell were committed to one another. They stuck together through all their hardships, and to the end of his life they still made each other laugh. They kept themselves and each other busy with work and nonsense, and they made a life together even when they had little going for them but each other and the will to carry on.  They brought up five children and moved around a good bit, but never very far. An exact count of the number of houses they lived in now eludes us.  They built many of those houses themselves, with Sammy swinging a hammer right alongside Barnell, and when she wanted to remodel, Sammy thought nothing of tearing out partitions and replacing them herself. 
Later in life, Sammy found a number of unique ways to minister to others. In her 60s, she visited nursing homes regularly, and upon learning the elderly often do not get enough potassium in their diets, she made a habit of bringing bunches of bananas with her to hand out to the residents. Before long she became known to them as the “banana lady.”  For several years she also made a ministry out of a quilting club.  She was a longtime member of North Main Baptist Church, moving there from Hardin Baptist Church, and from Heights Baptist Church before that.  Sammy enjoyed crafts and loved to work in her flower beds. In reference to her many different homes mentioned above, Sammy joked that her flowers got to travel a lot more than most plants do.  As a young woman she had wanted to have a large family. She said all she ever wanted to be was a good mother, and she was. 

Sammy Lou is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one older and one younger brother, both of whom died in infancy; and one grandchild, Charles Harrod. 

She is survived by her children and their spouses — Judy and husband Roy Deane Webb, Stephen Stinnett and wife Sheri, Kay Stinnett and husband Mark Veach, Dana and husband Brandt Martin, and Casey Stinnett. 
Her surviving grandchildren are Deane Webb, Erin Kontura, Cory Stinnett, Logan Stinnett, Traci West, Samantha Harrod, and Jenniffer Harrod,
Her great-grandchildren are Sarah Webb, Ashlyn Webb, Kylie Turner, Kyler Kontura, Auden Kontura, Sarah Yarberry and Allison Yarberry.
She is also survived by her sister, Jo Ann Marks. 

A graveside service will be held at Guedry Cemetery in Batson at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Garcia

Abigail “Abby” Elizabeth Garcia, 11 of Dayton passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Services for Abby will be 6:00 pm, Friday, December 8, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends on Friday evening 4:00 p.m. until service time.

Abby was born in Galveston, Texas to parents Adam Garcia and Elizabeth Rasch Garcia. She had been a resident of Dayton for the past eight years and was currently attending Woodrow Wilson Junior High. Abby enjoyed playing softball. Her future interest were volleyball and participating in track. She always wanted to be a veterinarian.

Abby was preceded in death by her father, Adam Garcia and her grandmother, Teresa Martinez. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Rasch of Dayton; grandparents, Anthony and Clara Kilgore of Dayton; Serigo Martinez of Pasadena; Beatrize Melendez of Baytown; great-grandparents, Joe and Codie Kilgore of Lufkin, Maria Reyna of LaMarque and Carolyn Duncan of Highlands; brothers, Garret Rasch and Xavier Garcia of Dayton; also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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

Tabers

Helen Elaine Todd Tabers, 63, of Liberty died Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas.

Services for Elaine will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Interment will follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Elaine was born March 2, 1954 in Princeton, Indiana to parents Gerald and Shirley Miller Todd. She was a longtime resident of Liberty and had worked throughout the years as a nurse. Elaine was loved dearly by all that knew her. She was devoted to her family and had a very strong relationship with the Lord.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband Melvin A. “Mano” Tabers, her father Gerald Todd, brother Jimmy Todd, sisters Tammy Shriver and Betty Todd. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Todd of Liberty; son, Michael Tabers and wife Christy of Hull; daughter, Tonia Blanton of Liberty; brothers, Charles Todd and wife Jennifer of Hull, Mike Todd of Liberty, Steve Todd and wife Carol of Conroe; sisters, Becky Stanley of Mexia and Cindy Moreno and husband George of Alvin; sisters-in-law, Joyce Stevenson of Mexia, Virgie Arthur and husband James of Montgomery and Kay Heard of Mexia; fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Holloway

Christie Elaine Perkinson Holloway, 66, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at her home.

She was born July 1, 1951 in Terre Haute, Indiana to her late parents, William Perkinson and Mary Shirar Perkinson.

Christie was raised in Paris, Illinois, had previously resided in Houston for 10 years and had lived in Dayton for the last 36 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Dayton and enjoyed sewing and ceramics and most of all the time she spent with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Kaydon Carson, and a sister Carolyn Ferguson.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Harry Holloway of Dayton; children, Dr. Toilynn Carson of Dayton and Trent Holloway and his wife Crystal of Kingwood; brother, William “Bill” Perkinson and his wife Nelda of Longville, Louisiana; grandchildren, Makayla Carson, Braydon Carson, Cameron Holloway, Lacey Holloway and Katelynn Holloway and numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Dayton with Rev. Randy Piatt and Rev. Henry Malone officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Laran Cemetery in Farmerville, Louisiana with Rev. Henry Malone officiating.

Pallbearers will be Todd Holloway, Cameron Holloway, Braydon Carson, Jeff LaCaze, Derek Daniels and Don Campbell.

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

Mercer

Hugh Paul Mercer Sr., 68, of Hull, died November 25, 2017, at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center.

He was born January 27, 1949, to William D. and Effie Lee Gay Mercer in Port Arthur, TX and had lived in Hull the last 21 years where he worked as a truck driver.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William D. "Butch" Mercer Jr.

Those left to cherish his memory is a son; Hugh Paul Mercer Jr. of Hull, brother; John Lee Mercer of Houston, step-daughter; Tammy Valverde of Houston, daughter-in-law; Teresa Seward of Rye, grandchild; Paul Christopher Mercer, great-grandchild; Addison Nichole Mercer, along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Monday, December 4, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc with Reverend David Pursley officiating with interment to follow at Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston, TX. A gathering of Mr. Mercer's family and friends will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Hugh Paul Mercer Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

 
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