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Joy

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

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

The family will be receiving friends also on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at Faith & Family Funeral Services from 9:00AM until service time at 10:00AM.

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

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

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

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Katherine Aline Daniel Joy please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Weems

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

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

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

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

Clemonds

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

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

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

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

Rhodes

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

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

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

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

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

Cessna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spencer-Rivon

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

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

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

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

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

Tousha

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

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

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

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

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

Sims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Renfrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Majeski

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

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

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

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

Hale

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

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

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

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

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

Cooley

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collier

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

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

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

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

Tippit

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

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

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

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

Toler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ramos

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alridge

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

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

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

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

Robinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newton

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

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

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

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

Sims

Della Mae Sims, 75, of Hardin, died Tuesday March 7, 2017 at her residence with her family and friends by her side.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017 at 11:00A.M. at Gourd Creek Cemetery in New Waverly, TX. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday March 10, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

Serving as pallbearers are Cliff Schedler, Ronnie Sims, Levi Sims, Caleb Sims, Carl Primrose and Gary Smith.

A native of Houston, she had lived in Hardin 30 years. She had worked in sales for Anderson Merchandising in Amarillo. TX, and was a member of North Main Baptist Church of Liberty.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Sims of Hardin; sons, Chad Sims and wife Stacy of Seabrook, Fred Sims Jr. of Hardin. Daughter, Pamela Presley and husband Raymond of Abilene, TX.

Grandchildren are Gabriele Sims, Ryan Presley, Danielle Presley, Addison Sims, and Jacob Sims.
Great-granddaughter, Addabelle Presley.

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

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

Bean

Darlene Cox Bean of Daisetta, died on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday March 10, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Lonnie Jordan and Robert Fregia officiating. Interment will follow at Oakdale cemetery in Daisetta.

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

Serving as pallbearers are Dusty Evans, Dillion Rawlinson, Steven Ford, Dakota Ford, Rodney Cox and Roderick Cox. Honorary pallbearers are Joshua Jennings, Tyler Bean, and Justin Gartner.

A native of Liberty, she had lived in Daisetta many years. She had worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for Ameristat and Diamond EMS.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Melvin Cox and Hazel Mae Hamm Cox and brother, Charles Melvin Cox Jr.

Survivors are husband, Robert Bean of Daisetta; sons, Jeremy Rawlinson and wife Lori of Dayton, Christopher Rawlinson of Huntsville, Dillion Rawlinson of Daisetta, and Tyler Robert Bean of Daisetta. Daughters, Jennifer Ford and husband Brian of Daisetta, Stacie LeJune and husband Jason of Nederland, Denise Ramon of Huntsville, Kristen Bean Esquivel of Groves, and Ashley Root and husband Aaron of Port Neches. Granddaughters, Brittany Rawlinson of Daisetta, Shyanne Rawlinson of Trophy Club, TX and grandsons, Steven Ford and Dakota Ford both of Daisetta.
Great-granddaughters, Emmalynn Rawlinson of Trophy Club, TX and Trinity Gartner of Batson. Great grandson, Joshua Jennings of Daisetta and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sister, Lechia Evans of Liberty; brother, Roger Cox of Daisetta, aunt, Dale Hamm of Pearland, and cousin, Faithy Collett and husband Wayne of Pearland. Grandchildren, 23.

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

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

Majors

Timothy Bryan Majors, 25, of Daisetta, died Sunday March 5, 2017 in Raywood, TX

A service of remembrance will be Sunday March 12, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

Timothy was a 2010 graduate of Hull-Daisetta High School and was employed at Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center as an IT Tech. He had lived in Daisetta most of his life. He loved a variety of music, and enjoyed playing it more than listening. Another hobby he loved was, in a general sense, computers. From gaming on his computer to printing 3D figures, aslong as he had his computer he was happy. He loved to watch Anime, of many kind. It is hard to say which of these he did most, it all depended on the time and day.

Timothy is preceded in death by his brother William, Grandfather Delbert Majors, Grandmother Bessie Wilkinson, and Aunts Debbie Thompson and Deeya Wilson.

Those left to cherish his memories are his parents, Dean and Nina Majors, Brother Jonathan “Cody” Majors and his wife Jessica along with their children Blaine and Anastasia, Grandmother Shirley Ewing, special friend Emily McNeil, along with a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

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

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

Potetz

Houston Wayne Potetz age 48 died early Monday March 6, 2017 at his home in Hull, Texas.

Houston was born December 23, 1968 in Liberty, Texas the son of Michael R. Potetz and the late Ginger Bates Clifton. Houston was outgoing, social, and plain spoken. He had a great personality who enjoyed hunting, cooking on the pit, and working on trucks. A talented welder, Houston worked mainly in the Oil Pipeline, and spent many years working for Jomax Pipeline and Elkhorn Pipeline.

He was preceded in death by his mother Ginger Bates Clifton, maternal grandfather James Bates, and his paternal grandparents John & Marguerite Potetz.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Kerry Potetz, who Houston dated the past thirteen years and just recently married on his birthday December 23, 2016. In addition, he leaves his children, daughter Lyndee Potetz, sons Brady and Payke Potetz, and Caleb Houston Potetz, father Michael R. “Possum” Potetz and his wife Robin, sisters Tobie Jo Baker, Ann Gonzales and husband Robert, Stacey Wood, Kindra Tousha and husband Greg, and a brothers Kirby Potetz, step-mother Debbie Scott, and his maternal grandmother Edna Bates. Houston also leaves numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A graveside service will be held 10AM Wednesday at Cooke Memorial Cemetery with Brother David Cross to officiate. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com. The family would like to thank Robert and Collene Potetz for the special care they provided for Houston.

Edwards

Randy J. Edwards 34, of Liberty, TX; died Mar. 03, 2017 with his family by his side, enter into eternal rest.

Services are Mar. 11, 2017 at Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church 1600 Wallisville Rd. Liberty, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Wells Cemetery, Liberty, TX.

On June 14, 1982, a beautiful baby boy was born to Jimmie Collins and Sharron Ruth Edwards in Liberty, Texas. They named him Randy Jermaine Edwards. Randy attended Liberty High School, but later on he earned his GED. He was baptized at an early age at Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church by the Late Pastor Richard Roberts and he remained a member until his death.

Randy loved his family and was known for his hugs and his big smile. He never met a stranger and was the same every time you saw him. He was often called, “Hamburger” or “MOE”.

Randy met Kayleigh Thompson in 2004 and later they had two beautiful daughters and one son. He was definitely a family man and he loved his kids Kori, Laci, and as he called him Karter Wade.

Randy was a hard worker and loved what he did. He was a welder and enjoyed his job. He was employed at Milam Tire Shop in Liberty as a welder and an auto technician.

Randy was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents: Francis & Margaret Edwards, his Paternal Grandparents: Ralph & Lezell Collins, One Aunt: Eva Jordan, Two Uncles: Ralph Edward Collins and Arthur Lee Williams

He leaves to cherish his memories to his three children: Kori Diane Thompson, Laci Kathleen Thompson, and Karter Thompson. Father: Jimmie Collins, Mother: Sharron Ruth Edwards, Stepfather: Kenny Lewis, One Grandmother: Dorothy Daniels, Three Sisters: Crystal Nickson(Ricky), Shanina Edwards(Samuel), and Alexis Collins, Three Brothers: Pastor Terence Edwards (Darcie), Darrin Edwards, and Jaylen Collins, One Niece: Jozlin Holmes, Three Nephews: Phillip Reed Jr., Khaki Nickson, and Dorrian Edwards, and a host of aunts, uncles, relatives, and friends. He left us too soon but God needed him more.

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

Fregia

Rhilmer J. Wilson Fregia 89 of Batson, died Sunday March 5, 2017 at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty.

A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Batson Prairie Baptist Church with Reverend Lee Gruver and Reverend Dick Lintelman officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are William Horn, Vernon Lewis Fregia Jr, Mitchell Tanner, Robert Gobert, Kelton Fenton and Justin Zickefoose.

The family will be receiving friends also on Tuesday March 7, 2017 from 10:00 AM until service time at the church.

Rhilmer was born in Batson, on September 19, 1927 to Henry Pipes Wilson and Julia Etta Daniel Sidan. She lived in Batson most of her life and attended the Batson Prairie Baptist Church. Rhilmer worked as a cashier for 45 years and worked at Brookshire Brothers for 16 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry Pipes Wilson and Julia Etta Daniel Sidan; husband, Vernon Horace Fregia; sister, Thelma Smith; brothers, Frank and James Wilson and step-father, Herbert Sidan.

Rhilmer is survived by a son, Vernon Lewis Fregia Sr. and wife Billie Jo of Hull; daughters, Laverne Barrett of Liberty, Carolyn Horn of Liberty, and Betty Arnold of Batson. Grandchildren, Casey Fenton and husband David, Vernon L. Fregia Jr. and wife Tiffany, Tammi Zickefoose, Veronica Davis, William Horn and wife Delana, Sharon Horn, JoAnne Leger, Theresa Horn, Sandra Tucker and husband Fred and Lydia Whittington and husband Ben. 24 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends.

The family requests in lieu of flowers be donated to the Alzheimer's Association Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75205.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rhilmer Josephine Wilson Fregia please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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Butcher

Henry Ray Butcher, 73, of Dayton, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Linney Cemetery in Dayton.

Henry was born May 12, 1943 in Dayton, to parents; George and Pauline Silhavy, and was a lifelong resident of Dayton. His work experience included Strickland Welding, Seaberg Rice, Dayton Muffler Shop, Coastal Water Authority, Lower Neches Valley Authority, and former manager for American Rice Growers. He also enjoyed tinkering, fishing, hunting, camping, and the outdoors.

Mr. Butcher was preceded in death by his father: George Butcher, mother: Pauline Silhavy Bailey, sisters: Evelyn Andress and Brenda Anglin, and brother-in-law: Elvin Brown. He is survived by his wife of 45 years: Redia Sparks Butcher of Dayton, daughter: Wendy Robertson and husband Rex of Montgomery, sons: George Butcher and wife Connie of Dayton and John Butcher and wife Becky of Dayton, brothers: Billy Butcher and wife Jaunelle, Gene Butcher and wife Lena, Frank Butcher and wife Gale, and Ernest Butcher and wife Darlene, sisters: Georgia Moore and husband Leo, Ernestine Fregia and husband Nathan, and Betty Brown, grandchildren: Chelsea Robertson, Chris Robertson, Courtney Butcher, Leann Butcher, and Justin Butcher, great-grandchildren: Blake, Peyton, Cody, Aryanna, Brendon, Analise, Zaelynn, Michael Wayde, Kayden, and Kamryn, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Randel

Raymond Robert Randel, age 89 of Kingwood, formerly of Liberty died March 1, 2017 in Kingwood, TX. 

Raymond was born May 8, 1927 in Abbeville, LA, son of the late John Randel and Mamie LaCour. He graduated from Hull-Daisetta high school in 1945 and then entered the U.S. Navy where he served as a ship’s cook until 1946.  Raymond then attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, TX and then went on to attend the University of Houston.  He was a rice farmer most of life and owned the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Store in Beaumont, TX.  Raymond also worked part time for Allison Funeral Service in the late 1990’s and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Liberty since 1952.  Raymond was involved as a coach in Little League and a member of the Lions.  In his early years, Raymond was an avid walker and you could see him walking around Liberty.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and son; Ronald “Ronnie’ Randel.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of sixty-eight years; Yvonne Randel, sons; Randy Randel and wife Debbie, Rick Randel, daughter; Rhonda Smith, eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services for Raymond Robert Randel will be Monday, March 6, 2017 at 2pm at First United Methodist Church in Liberty with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at the First United Methodist Church.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

DeSha

Maggie Rose DeSha, infant daughter of Bradley DeSha and Emily Lunceford DeSha, of Liberty, died Monday February 27, 2017 at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday March 3, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church of Liberty with Reverend Steve Bean officiating. Interment will follow at Stacy Memorial cemetery in Devers.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Thursday March 2, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Liberty.

Survivors other than parents are grandparents, David and Connie DeSha of Devers, Steve and Terri Lunceford of Liberty. Great grandfather, Bill Lunceford of Liberty, and Wallace Amason and wife Patsy of Groesbeck, and great grandparents, James and JoAnn Russell of Devers.

Uncles are Dusty DeSha and Shannon Cunningham of Devers, Blake Lunceford of Liberty, and aunt, Kelli Lunceford of Liberty. Cousins, Adelyn Lunceford and Mason Lunceford both of Liberty.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Maggie Rose DeSha 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 local people you know and trust

Noble

David Alan Noble, age 52 of Houston, formerly of Liberty, died in Houston, Texas February 28, 2017 after a lengthy illness. 

David was born February 12, 1965, son of the late Jimmie M. Noble and Jeanette Killingsworth Noble.  He graduated from Liberty High School in 1983.   He served 6 years in the U. S. Army as 101st Airborne Rangers.  He loved to hunt, fish, and cook – Bar- B Que.  His favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys.  David most recently was employed as Quality Control Manager at Brand.   David had worked overseas in many countries as a Quality Control manager for different companies.  David loved his family and friends.  He was the life of any gathering.   He was a first-class prankster with all he came in contact with. 

David was preceded in death by his parents; Jimmie Morgan Noble and Jeanette Noble.   He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Yolanda, 4 daughters, Kay’La Noble and Zachary Daigle, Julie Noble, Christina Davila, Amber Torres and Romain Harrel.   His brothers, Jimmie Noble and wife Debbie, Jeff Noble and wife Kim and Jack Noble.   David had 8 grandchildren, one more on the way, and numerous nieces and one nephew.

Services for David Alan Noble will be Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel of Allison’s. Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Kriegel

Wilbert Henry Kriegel, 75, of Liberty passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Nassau Bay.

Visitation for Mr. Kriegel will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Pace-Stancil with burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty.

Wilbert was born August 6, 1941 in Houston, Texas to parents, Carl Paul Kriegel and Della Emma Findeisen Kriegel. He had been a resident of Liberty for 38 years and was previously of Houston. He attended Lutheran High School in Houston and the University of Houston. Wilbert was a member of the Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Crosby where he was a deacon for many years. He was a tool and die maker with his own machine shop. He enjoyed working on model airplanes and antique clocks, always fixing and tinkering on something. Snow skiing, off-roading and riding four wheelers were some of his favorite things to do.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 45 years, Landis Candelier Kriegel of Liberty; sons, Paul Kriegel Walker and wife Melodie of Pasadena, Ned Herndon and wife Michelle of Liberty, Warren Cheeney and wife Linda of League City, and Jose Gonzales and wife Mary of Galena Park; daughters, Angela Kriegel of Liberty and Sandra Dibeler and husband Wesley of Mont Belvieu; brothers, Charles Kriegel and wife Jeannine of Houston; sister, Jeannette Schaefer of Austin; grandchildren, Katherine DeLoach, Barbara J. Herndon, Leanne Herndon, Kelsie Walker, Chance Cheeney, and Chase Cheeney; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Diehl

Thomas Edward Diehl, 32, of Dayton died Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Visitation will be 12 noon until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Dayton. Service for Thomas will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Chadwick officiating. Burial will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Thomas was born November 16, 1984 in Pasadena, Texas to parents, Richard Nicholas Diehl and Rose Mary Moore Diehl. He attended Dayton schools and graduated from Dayton High School in 2004. He enjoyed his music and dog Nina.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gayle and Bill Diehl, and Bonnie and Thomas Moore; nephews, Ethan T. Bishop and Corbin Young. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Rose Diehl of Dayton; brother, Nicholas Goodman; sisters, Cathrine Young, Charity White, Jennifer White Manius, and Karen Diehl; nieces, Karla Young and Evelyn Young; numerous other relatives and friends.

Fondon

John Wayne Fondon Sr, age 62 of Liberty, died in Tulsa, OK. February 26, 2017. 

John was born November 23, 1954 in Liberty, TX, son of the late Henry Fondon Sr and Maudie Simpson Fondon. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1974 and was a licensed journeyman lineman for forty plus years.  John worked as a serviceman/lineman for Entergy Services for twenty-four years.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2286.  John loved the beach, woods and hunting.  He especially loved fishing with his children and grandchildren.  He also enjoyed bar-b-queuing and grilling.  John was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and loved his job.  He will be missed by all.

John was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Henry Fondon Jr and Neil Blanchard, and one sister; Nancy Worthy.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of forty years; Debbie Fondon of Liberty, son; John Fondon Jr and wife Lori of Liberty, daughter; Michelle Griffin and husband Jimmy of Liberty, sisters; Faye McConnell of Liberty, Louise Miller of Liberty, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services for John Wayne Fondon Sr will be Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Worthy Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel of Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Cessna

Ronald Earl Cessna of Cleveland, died Friday February 24, 2017 at his residence. He was 76.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Hardin United Methodist Church with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday February 28, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8: 00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

Serving as pallbearers are Chad Barrett, Mike Wagner, Scott Cessna, Brad Barrett, Johnnye McMurtry and Doug Thornton.

A native of Liberty, he had lived in Cleveland, and Liberty County area most of his life and was retired as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Cessna and Thyra McMurtry and sister, Nelda Joy Fregia.

Survivors are wife, Marcia " Kay " Cessna of Cleveland, sons, Aubrey Cessna of Dayton, and Dwight Cessna and wife Sondra of Caddo Mills, TX. Daughter, Debbie Wagner and husband Mike of Dayton. Sister, Loye Carter and husband Tom of Houston, aunt, Florence " Sis " Barrett of Hardin.

Grandchildren are Mike, Krystal, Savannah, Scott, Joseph, Ariel. Great grandchildren, Brroklynn, Skyler, Zane, Cooper, K' Lynn, Mason, Dylan and Hunter.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ronald Earl Cessna 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 local people you know and trust.

Edmonds

Maxine Trousdale Edmonds, 85, of Dayton died Friday, February 24, 2017.

Graveside service for Mrs. Edmonds will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Magnolia Park Cemetery with Brother Jose Flores officiating.

Maxine was born October 2, 1931 in Rosenberg, Texas to parents James William Trousdale, Sr. and Clara Ritchie Trousdale. She was a graduate of Dayton High School in 1949 and purple was her favorite color. Maxine loved her family and her church, the Community Christian Church. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and playing solitaire. Maxine was a longtime member of the Westlake Volunteer Fire Department.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ernest Edmonds, brother James, and brother-in-law Elmer Pruitt. She is survived by sons, Roy “Odell” Edmonds and wife Paula and Elton Edmonds and wife Pam; sister, Mae Beth Pruitt; sister-in-law, Ruth Edmonds; brother-in-law, Clarence Edmonds; grandchildren, Clarissa and partner DJ, Roy, Daniel, Jared, Paige and husband Brent, Christian and wife Pam, Shannon and wife Amanda, Seth, Zack, Brice and wife Kristin, Mathew and wife Jamie, Nick, Cara and husband Michael, Patrick, Michael, Keith and wife Janine; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Caden, Isabel, Rose, Teresa, Ava, Ethan, Maximillian, Liz, Nick, Rhionna, Tayler, Genesis, Josie, Jaythan, Callie, Axel, Natalee, Thomas, Haydn, Colton, and Jade; also numerous other nieces, nephews, her church family, friends and the West Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

Kelly

Louis Arnold (Buddy) Kelly II, 65 years, died February 23, 2017 at his residence in Dayton Texas. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Louise A. Kelley Jr., mother, Genevieve (Jean) Eartherton -Kelley, sister, Donna Williams, and his brother-in-law, Jerome Williams.

He was survived by his extended family, Marena Terrell and her children, Ja’Terrica, Ta’Qusha, Jules Jr., and Na’Mijea.  He was also survived by his cousin Hiram Kelley of Oklahoma, nephews, Darrell and Donnie Williams, and one great nephew, Bryce Williams.

Buddy was a life-long resident to the Liberty-Dayton area and a member of the Church of Christ in Liberty, Texas. At one point in his life he became a sports writer for the Liberty Vindicator and the Liberty Gazette.  He was an avid sports fan, especially football, a great fan of the local teams, his favorite sports team - the Miami Dolphins, and a big fan of Elvis Presley.

Buddy was dependent upon care-takers for his day to day living for the remainder of his life.  There was nothing that gave him more pleasure than when he was able to help others in whatever way possible.  He will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, Wells Funeral Services, 300 Alabama St., Liberty. 

Interment at Cooke Memorial Cemetery Liberty, Texas

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

Martinez

Ray Gabriel Cleto Martinez was born on December 29, 1986 and died February 18, 2017.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, Wells Funeral Services, 300 Alabama St., Liberty.  A viewing will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 9:30 to 12:00 pm in the Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel; funeral service will follow the viewing at 12:00 noon.

Interment at Cooke Memorial Cemetery Liberty, Texas; Alfredo L. Gaytan - officiating.

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

Wylie

Patricia Joyce Lamon Wylie, 63 of Anahuac died February 24, 2017, at the age of 63.

Family and friends will begin to gather at First Baptist Church Anahuac 405 S. Magnolia Ave Anahuac, TX; Monday, February 27th, at 12Noon. Her Memorial Service for Patricia will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Patricia was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 3, 1953. She grew up in Texarkana and Queen City, Texas, graduating from Queen City High School in 1973.

She was a faithful follower of her Lord Jesus Christ all of her life, never wavering in her trust and faith through some very difficult times and circumstances.

She was a loving mother to her two children, Rayna and Timothy Wylie, sister to Sally Machost and James Lamon, grandmother to Kaeli, Seth, and Emily Wylie, as well as aunt to her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

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

Kersh

Robert “Bobby” Hugh Kersh age 71 died after a short illness in Houston, Friday February 24, 2017.

Bobby was born August 10, 1945 in Liberty, Texas the son of Gordon Kersh and Rachel Koen Kersh. Bobby spent his entire life living in Hardin, Texas. Even though driving to Houston each and every day to work and provide for his family, he chose to do so to be with the people and country life he grew up with.  He worked as an electrician with McDonald Electric, in Houston, spending many years with them. He worked out of Local Union 716. Bobby graduated from Hardin High School in 1964. He loved his classmates and continued to have get togethers so they could all reminisce about their simple, but good times. Bobby did not have many hobbies to speak of, but he enjoyed woodworking and remodeling his children’s home when he was able. He and his wife traveled as much as they could, they enjoyed taking cruises, trips to San Francisco, Branson, MO., Pigeon Forge, TN., and more. He liked to watch westerns and NASCAR on television. In high school sports was his first love. Basketball and football were a big enjoyment for him. Above all he loved planning his days around meals. He enjoyed having meals in or out, it did not matter.

Bobby was preceded in death by his father Gordon Kersh as well as a sister Beth Russell.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of forty-five years Glenda Peace Kersh of Hardin, mother Rachel Koen Kersh, son Robert Kersh and wife Christina of Hardin, daughter Amanda Kersh Key and husband Josh of Liberty, his grandchildren Travis Kersh and Taylor Kersh both of Hardin, and his father-in-law Floyd Peace. In addition, he leaves numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Bobby did have several special friends, but one we would like to recognize is Julio Vasquez. Julio apprenticed under Bobby and eventually became a journeyman. They both subcontracted to Southwestern Bell doing switch gear work and installing huge breakers, as well as control work.

Visitation for Bobby will be held Tuesday February 28, 2017 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral services to be held 2PM Wednesday March 1, 2017 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Griffin

Henry Lee Griffin age 86 died Saturday February 25, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Henry was born January 25, 1931 in Hull, Texas the son of late Sterling E. Griffin and Agnes Banks Griffin. Henry enjoyed golfing, fishing, and anything outdoors. He was a graduate of Liberty High School class of 1949. After high school, Henry went on to attend Sam Houston State University. He was able to walk onto the football team at SHSU, it was then he received word he was going to drafted into the Army or Marines. Henry decided to enlist into the Air Force prior to being drafted. During his time in the service, Henry served in the 492Nd Bomron 7th Bomber Wing during the Korean War. After discharge from the service, Henry started his career as a Firefighter for Arlington Fire Department. After twenty-five years of service Henry retired as District Chief.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his first wife Margie Nell Griffin, second wife Juanita Moore Griffin, brother Sterling Griffin, and a sister Alice Griffin.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his sons, Henry Lee Griffin Jr. and his wife Gleda, William Bruce Griffin, and Randall Clay Griffin. He also leaves his brother James Griffin and wife Mary Jane, and a sister Helen Griffin Swaney. In addition, Henry leaves numerous nieces, nephews, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Henry will be held Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 6-9PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral services to be held at 2PM Thursday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Ringer

William Craig Ringer age 54 died suddenly Thursday February 23, 2017 at his home.

Craig was born May 2, 1962 in Clifton, Texas the son of William Jake Ringer and Patsy Larue Blassingame Ringer. Craig enjoyed fishing, attending LSU and Sam Houston State University football games, watching his son race his diesel truck, and to cook. Craig especially enjoyed cooking steaks for his family, friends, and his co-workers. He was a member of the Hardin Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. Craig joined Hardin ISD in 1985, for the first ten years he taught Agriculture, served as Business Manager for eight years, interim Superintendent for two years, and finally as Superintendent for three years. In 1998 he joined the Board of Directors for Liberty County EMS, he went on to achieve his certification and licensure as an EMT and as a Critical Care Paramedic. He last worked for Liberty County EMS as the Assistant Director. During his time with EMS, Craig taught numerous classes on advanced emergency care. Craig also served as a paramedic on the Liberty County SWAT team and kept statistics for the Hardin High School Football team. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father William Jake Ringer.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of thirty years Paula Hollenshead Ringer, son William Chase Ringer, mother Patsy Ringer, and a sister Lisa Ringer.

A visitation for Craig will be held Monday February 27, 2017 from 5-8PM at Hardin Methodist Church, 1005 Highway 834 W, Liberty, TX 77575. Funeral services to be held at 3PM Tuesday February 28, 2017 at the Church with burial to follow in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Craig’s memory to: Hardin Methodist Church Building Fund or to the Liberty County EMS Heart Monitor Program.

Maxey

Derwin Maxey 50, of Kountze, TX; died Feb. 19, 2017.

Funeral Services will be Saturday February 25, 2017 at St. John Baptist Church 480 Bonner St. Silsbee, TX. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM until funeral at 11:00AM. Interment will be in Kirby Cemetery, Silsbee, TX.

Derwin was born April 24, 1966 in Kountze, Texas to Richard Mexey and Beatrice Davis Maxey. He united with St. John at an early age. He graduated from Kountze High School in 1985. He attended Ranger Jr. College and the to Job Corp where he received different achievements.
He went to truck driving school in Beaumont, Texas. He drove trucks for a while. He also attended Barber School and was a well-known barber in Silsbee. He also worked at Wooden Pallet and Acme Skid.

He leaves to cherish his memories, Children: Farrah Sells (Donnie) of San Antonio, Derwjawana Edmonson (Frederick) of Beaumont, LaToya Angelle (Atlas), Derwin Bernard Maxey, Jr. (Amber), Richard Christopher Maxey, Donte Smith, Mike Michel (Cadesh), and Leonard Douglas (Jessicah) of Silsbee, Texas; Parents: Beatrice & Richard Maxey, Brother Donald Miller; Uncle: Lonnie Davis; Aunt: Cindy Lou Davis, Tina Davis, Bertha F. Duffy, Annie Peters & Sallie Sigler; Grandparents: Rogest Davis, Sr., Daisy Davis, Richard Maxey and Bertha J. Maxey; God Sister: Rachel L. Wilborn; several grandchildren an a host of nieces nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Maxey's services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, TX.) 409-840-2022; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Anding

Barbara Gail Wilson Anding, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home, surrounded by family.

She was born to Glen and Pearl Wilson on August 28, 1940 in Houston, Texas. Barbara was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Anahuac, where in her earlier years she was a nursery care provider. Barbara was a devout Christian who would start her day with a daily devotional reading, Bible scripture reading and time in prayer. Her love for family could only be surpassed by her love for God.

Barbara had many hobbies some of which included worshipping the Lord, mowing, riding on the Mule (and not the animal), traveling and sightseeing, taking in all the sights of Texas and visiting the Dallas State Fair.

Barbara is survived by her daughter Brenda Anding; granddaughter Samantha Castillo; her nieces Cheryl Reasoner, Donna Varboncouer, Vicki Preston and Lisa Bumpers; nephews Robert (Bobby) Wilson and Leslie Wilson; cousins Laura Pierce, Mary Johnson and Robert McDowell; and her very special friend of eight years Bobby Dockens. She was preceded in death by her husband John Lee Anding; mother Pearl Wilson and father Glenn Wilson; brothers Gilbert, Jerry and Robert Wilson.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Marsha, Kay, Rachel and Doris of Faith Community Hospice for their great medical care and in home care provided by her nieces Cheryl Reasoner, Celisse Reasoner and cousin Laura Pierce.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10am until 11am on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 405 Magnolia Avenue South, Anahuac, Texas. A funeral service will begin at 11am at the church. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Dockens, Johnny Reasoner, Jonathan Reasoner, Joshua Reasoner, Brandt Preston and Derek Coronado. Honorary pallbearers will be Celisse Reasoner, Sherri and Fred Redkey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Street South, Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Hudgins

Elmer Frances " Slim" Hudgins 83 of Votaw, died on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at his residence with his loving wife and family by his side.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday February 25, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church of Saratoga, with Reverend Frank Aragon and great nephew Cole Vanya officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Groves cemetery in Livingston.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday February 24, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Saratoga.

Serving as pallbearers are Jeffery Slone, Justin Slone, Mitchell Vanya, Walter Nugent, Sonny Laird, Joey Triola, Tom Richards and Price Stewart. Honorary pallbearers are Nathan Stewart and Ricky Fancher.

Slim was born April 8, 1933 in Nacodoches, to Walter Hudgins and Beatrice Wedgeworth Hudgins. He had lived in Votaw, most of his life and had worked as a tool pusher for Big " 6" Drilling and was a member of First Baptist Church of Saratoga.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Walterine Fancher, Jane Norman, Margie Star, Clara Mittelman, Louise Hall and brothers, Joe Allen Hudgins, Alfred Hudgins, and Albert Hudgins.

Survivors are his loving wife of 60 years Bessie Burnett Hudgins of Votaw; daughter, Pamela Sue Hudgins of Porter; brother, Frank Hudgins of Palestine, and sister, Barbara Coggin of San Antonio. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members and a host of loving friends whom he loved very much. Slim will be missed very much by all who knew and cared for him.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Elmer Francis " Slim" Hudgins 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.

Shaw

Lowell Monroe Shaw of Thicket, Texas, died on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at his daughter residence in Cypress, TX. He was 92.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday February 25, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at The Church of God in Thicket, with Reverend Mark Ainsworth and Reverend Adolph Johnson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Friday February 24, 2017 also at The Church of God in Thicket.

Serving as pallbearers are Patrick Gourley, Jeffrey Davis, James Shaw, Jacob Shaw, Garrison Shaw, and Eric Doyle. Honorary pallbearers are Brian Davis, Robert R. Davis, Arnold E. Marcontell, David Shaw, Darrell Brackin, Jimmy L. Brittain, and James Cupps.

A native and lifelong residence of Thicket, Lowell had worked as an Oilfield Consultant. He had faithfully served his country in The U.S Army during WWII. He was a true Christian man serving his Lord faithfully and was a member of The Church of God in Thicket.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Shaw who he loved and missed very much. Sisters, Martha Crocker and Lea Brittain.

Survivors are daughter, Lanelle Shaw - Young and husband Ted of Cypress, and brother, Alf Shaw of Hardin. Nieces, Lisa Doyle, Wendy Shaw, Denise Marcontell, Iris Allen, Jan Lorfing, Bobbie Lowery, and Sharon Adams. Nephews, James Shaw, David Shaw, Robert Davis, James Cupps and Terry Davis.

Grandson, Andrew Stilwell and wife Shannon of Cypress. Great grandsons Finley Stilwell, Kieran Stilwell. Great -granddaughter, Christina Cofield of Carlsbad, N.M. Great great grandchildren 4.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions may be made to Children's Charity of choice.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lowell Monroe Shaw 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

Hatfield

Bennie Jo Hatfield, 76, of Anahuac, Texas, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Winnie, Texas.

She was born on December 8, 1940 in Joaquin, Texas and the youngest of four children to John and Cora Hutto Majors. Jo graduated from Tenaha High School in 1959 and has been a resident of the Anahuac area for 47 years.

Jo loved to spend time with her family and most of all, spoiling all her grandchildren. She had many hobbies, some of which included knitting and sewing, whittling, working jigsaw puzzles, reading books and playing on her computer. Jo enjoyed the outdoors from bird watching to camping and even known to be an expert shot on the rifle. She also liked to travel and going to the casinos, where she spent her time playing at the slots.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Guy E. Hatfield; her son James Hatfield; her grandson Kevin Wylie; and her brothers JC and Royce Majors. She is survived by her sons Guy Hatfield, II and wife Michelle of Anahuac and David Hatfield and wife Stacey of Hankamer; her daughter Melinda Wylie and husband James of Rye; her sister Eleanor Billingsley of Texas City; her 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Jo will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Honoring the family and serving as pallbearers will be John Hatfield, SSG, Jonathan Day, Aaron Kelley, Bubba Carter, Josh Carter and Willis Cormier. Honorary pallbearers will be Landon Hatfield, Logan Hatfield, Jared Lacombe and Dr. Ben Beaoui.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will follow at 4pm in Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas.

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

Nugent

Wilbur Nugent 89 of Liberty, died Sunday February 19, 2017 at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, TX.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday February 24, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Sue Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow at Williams cemetery in Liberty.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday February 23, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

Serving as pallbearers are James Williamson, Dustin Spurlock, Casey Williamson, Jeramie Nugent, Mike Byrd, and Jaden Nugent. Honorary pallbearers are Bret Peak, Jacob Peak, Chad Hanks and Jorden Spurlock.

A native of Liberty, he had moved from Daisetta, to Liberty where he had lived most of his life. He was retired as a roughneck and had worked for Houston Oil & Minerals. He was preceded in death by 4 sisters and 1 brother.

Survivors are son, Sammie Nugent and wife Donna of Liberty; daughter, Sherlene Hicks and husband Ken of Liberty, and brother, James Nugent of Liberty.

Grandchildren are Sheree Spurlock and husband Dustin of Huffman, Tammie Hunt and husband Rick of Michigan, JoAnna Williamson and husband James of San Antonio, Jeramie Nugent of Liberty, and Jodi Byrd and husband Mike of Michigan. Great Grandchildren: 15 and Great Great Grandchildren: 4

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Wilbur Nugent 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

Kelley

Billy Frank Kelley, 68, of Sour Lake, died Saturday February 18, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family by his side.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Apostolic Lighthouse of Sour Lake, with Reverend M.D. Miller and Reverend Faustino Navarrete officiating. Interment will follow at Rosedale cemetery in Sour Lake.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Monday February 20, 2017 at Apostolic Lighthouse from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Serving as pallbearers are Bobby Kelley II, Ace Lang, Terry Peeler, Eric Lindsey, Eli Guthrie, and Shawn Frazier. Honorary pallbearers are Kelly Myrick and Robert Scott.

A native of Lufkin, He had lived in Sour lake for most of his life and was retired from Hardin Jefferson Independent School, as a custodian. He was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Kelley, parents, E.J. Kelley and Evelyn Juanita Oxley, and sister Debbie Kelley Frazier.

Survivors are his daughter, Sharon Hendrix and husband Michael of Sour Lake, brothers, Bobby David Kelley and wife Pat of Sour Lake, and E.J. Kelley Jr. and wife Michele of Sour Lake.
Sisters, Evelyn Myrick of Sour Lake, Carolyn Haygood of Sour Lake, Sherry Kelley Craigen and husband Danny of DeRidder, and Donna Pricer and husband Duane of Sour Lake. Grandchildren are Patrick, Jacob, and Aaliyah.

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

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

Byars

Lois Mae Byars, age 54 of Texarkana, died in Houston, TX on February 18, 2017. 

Lois was born December 5, 1962 in Germany, daughter of Robert Henry Presnull and Dorothy Mary Bracewell Presnull.  Lois was a business owner in PLC Construction and performed mission work as well in her life.  She was in the children ministries at Family Word Church in Texarkana.  Feeding kids in low income was her outreach in life.  It was said that she was a giver and she helped people of all walks of life.  She loved people and especially her family.  She will be missed by all.

Lois was preceded in death by father, and husband; Clifford Ross Taft.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, mother; Dorothy Presnull, sons; Eddie Presnull and wife Gabrielle, Dustin Taft and wife Emily, Rocky Byars, daughters; Candice Presnull, Bridgette Kelley and husband Justin, brother; Eddie Presnull and wife Charlotte, sister; Patricia Edwards, Debbie Ables and husband Kenneth, grandchildren; Ava Presnull, Ezekiel Taft, Elijah Taft, Emmalyn Taft and James Kelley.

Services for Lois Mae Byars will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2pm at Cornerstone Church in Liberty with burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 12pm to 2pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Worthy

James Earl “Jimbo” Worthy, age 60 of Devers, died at his residence on February 17, 2017. 

Jimbo was born March 12, 1956 in Liberty, TX son of the late James Earl Worthy Jr and Jimmie Jo Beaty Worthy.  He graduated from Liberty High School and was a ranch hand most of his life.  Jimbo was employed by Dr. Henderson and 3H Ranch.  He enjoyed hog hunting, cowboying, fishing, and roping.  Jimbo also enjoyed watching bull riding, football and cowboy movies.  The love of his life were his children and grandchildren.

Jimbo was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Mark Worthy and beloved father; Robert Sutherland.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, sons; Josh Worthy and wife Denise, Robert Worthy and wife Katie, Alfred “Nook” Mouton and wife Kacie, daughter; Hannah Blanchard and husband Tobby, grandchildren; Lily Worthy, Landyn Worthy, Riley Blanchard, Taylor Dugas, Matthew Blanchard, Lynlee Mouton, Brogan Worthy, his special nurse; Tabitha Lawson and host of friends.

Services for James Earl “Jimbo” Worthy will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Worthy Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel at Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Rowe

Anita Bolin Rowe, 51, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away January 30, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.

Anita was born October 27, 1965 in Houston, to parents; Robert J. “Bob” and Joyce Anita Perkins Bolin, was a current resident of Las Vegas, and former resident of Dayton. She was a graduate of Dayton High School and received her degree from the San Jacinto College of Nursing. She also enjoyed making jewelry, hiking, and rock climbing.

Mrs. Rowe was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband: Jim Rowe of Nevada, son: Josh Brown of Kingwood, daughter: Hannah Works and husband Alan of Ft. Worth, brothers: Leon Wilson and wife Amanda of Dayton, Robert Bolin of Dayton, and Steven L. Wilson of Dayton, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Johnson-Robertson

Elva Lee Johnson-Robertson 69, of Liberty, TX died Feb. 08, 2017.

Services are Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at St. Miles Missionary Baptist Church 120 US-90, Liberty, TX 77575. Visitation will begin at 11AM until funeral at 1PM.

Elva was born in Lakeland, Louisiana on March 1, 1947 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Toney Johnson. At an early age, Elva took on the responsibility of helping to raise her brothers and sisters with just a fourth-grade education. She later met Charles Manchester which is the father of her two oldest daughters, Debra Baldwin and Tammy Robertson. Not long after having her oldest daughters, Elva migrated to Liberty, Texas. After moving to Liberty, she met John Berotte. As Elva continued to build a life in Liberty she gave birth to her only son, Anthony “Smurf” Robertson and her youngest daughter, Tomeka “Princess” Robertson. Elva also took great pride in raising Shanta Bracken as her daughter. She joined New Bethel where she served on the usher board until she joined St. Miles Missionary Baptist Church. She was a faithful member of St. Miles until her passing.

Elva was better known as Gran-Gran to her great grandchildren. She had such a strong and unconditional love for her family and everyone she met. Elva was such a mighty woman of God with a heart filled with love. God prepared a special place for her in the presence of His Kingdom. She’s now at peace in a place far greater than what the world had to offer.

Elva was preceded in death by her parents, Harriett and Toney Johnson, her brothers; Wilbert, Richard, Felix and Toney Johnson Jr., her sisters; Rachel, Tissie and Rose Johnson.

Elva leaves to cherish her memories and to live by her teachings, her sister; Harriett Johnson, daughters; Debra Baldwin, Tammy Robertson and Tomeka Robertson, her only son; Anthony Robertson, her grandchildren; Ebony, Patrice, RaKayla, Kaycie, Chasity, Elajh, Everett, Adrien, Exzvestia, Rodney Jr., Chadwick Jr., Dacarius, MaKayla & Mark. Her great-grandchildren; Suraya, Aubrey, Tatiana, Kenny 3rd, A’niyah, Bri’Asia and Brandon. A special niece & great niece; Anna Morrow & LaShonda Strange, a special cousin; Ora Lee Johnson Walker (Creasy) & a special adopted daughter; Donna Kay Bellard.

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

Baldwin

Donnell Baldwin 69, of Ames, TX died Feb. 6, 2017.

Services are Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church 1600 Wallisville Rd, Liberty, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until Funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Acie Cemetery, Dayton, TX.

Bro. Donnell Baldwin was born January 24, 1948 to Jennie Clay and Ben Baldwin in Liberty, TX. Donnell attended Dayton High School and later entered the United States Marines in July 1966. He was baptized at an early age and later joined Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church and remained a member until his death.
On June 8, 1984 Bro. Baldwin married the love of his life, Emma Heard.

Donnell leaves a legacy of entertaining everyone he would meet, playing his music and making sure his clothes stayed starched and clean.
Donnell was preceded in death by his parents: Jennie Clay and Ben Baldwin; brothers: Bennie Baldwin and Clarence Baldwin; sister: May Ruth Mahoney.

Donnell is survived by his wife of 34 years, Emma Baldwin; children: Donnell Baldwin Jr.(Michelle), Lyn Tonya Baldwin and Anthony Heard; grandchildren: Lederrington, Donnell, Raven, Sheldrick, Brian, Daunte, Christian, and Kennedy. Two sisters: Bernice Provost(Hurley) and Doris Hudson; one brother, Marvin Baldwin; five sister-n-laws: Jean Porche, Lo Samuels, Versie Antoine, Bobbie Semien, and Bertha Baldwin; Godson: Ervin Curry(Heartbreaker) and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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

Barrett

Beulah M. Barrett, of Ames, TX died Feb. 9, 2017.

Services are Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church 1600 Wallisville Rd, Liberty, TX. Visitation will begin at 1PM until Funeral at 3PM. Interment will be in Well’s Cemetery, Liberty, TX.

Beulah Warren Barrett was born March 26, 1940 to the late Tim Warren, Sr. and Ada Cook Warren in Liberty, TX. She was baptized at an early age at Lily of the Valley Baptist Church. She joined Turkey Creek Baptist Church shortly after baptism where she remained as a life-long member. She served as president of the Usher Board and was an active member until her health failed. She attended Liberty Training School. She was employed at Liberty Independent School District and Hull Daisetta Independent School District.

Beulah was united in marriage to Roosevelt Barrett on December 29, 1987.

Beulah is preceded in death by her parents, Tim Sr. and Ada Warren; her husband, Roosevelt Barrett and an infant brother.

Beulah leaves behind to cherish her memory is her daughter, Kay Tebo (Gary); two grandchildren, Sherwin LaDay (Shaitina) and Omar Tebo (Erica); three step-grandchildren, Sherman LeDay, Jr., Tameka LeDay and LaToya LeDay; one sister, Ada Lawson; one brother, Tim Warren, Jr. (Carolyn); special cousins, Doris Stewart, Mary Mack, Michael Cook, Charles Cook and David Cook; one aunt, Elizabeth Cook; two Goddaughters, Ellen Ellisor and Maggie Glover; three step- great grandchildren, Lauren LeDay, Jordan LeDay, and Jaedan LeDay ;one great granddog, Baylee; special friend, Addie Walker, Janet Eaglin, and Allan Haskins and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Mrs. Barrett’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Location in Anahuac, Beaumont and Silsbee, TX.) 409-267-3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Haddox

Dorothy Marie Haddox, 74, of Cleveland died Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Visitation for Mrs. Haddox will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017 at His Presence Family Fellowship, 19814 Atasca Shores Drive, Humble, Texas 77346. Burial will follow at Huffman Cemetery in Huffman.

Mrs. Haddox was born February 11, 1943 in Palestine, Texas to parents, Clarence Bolton Kirksey and Amelia Sophia Moore Kirksey. She had been a resident of Cleveland since 1999 and was a former resident of Huffman. She loved her family, enjoyed doing crafts and her flowers.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Faye Grubbs, Doris Hobbs, and Carolyn Kimberling.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, John Edward Haddox of Cleveland; sons, Troy Wayne Henry and wife Ramona of Huffman and Michael O’Neil Henry and fiancé Lannette Riley of Cleveland; six grandchildren, Clayton Henry, Anna Solis, Brandy Anselmo, Heather Buck, Courtney Watts, and Brittany Scott; thirteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tyler

Ora “Lucille” Hylton Tyler, 94, of Liberty went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

The family will receive friends, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Private family services will follow on another date.

Lucille was born November 29, 1922 in Moss Bluff, Texas to parents, Volney Robert Hylton, Sr. and Fae Alva Anderson Hylton. She was a lifelong resident of Liberty County and was a graduate of Liberty High School. She loved God, her family and her friends. Lucille was always caring for others, looking to God for guidance when she saw someone in need. She was a published poet, song writer, and enjoyed playing the piano and guitar. Lucille always had a project working whether it was her writings or the many crafts she had going. One of her favorite pass times was garage sales. She will be truly missed by all that knew her.

Mrs. Tyler was preceded in death by her parents, her children’s father, Doyle Davis, her late husband, Edwin Tyler; brother, Roy Hylton, and sisters, Margie Liddell and Elizabeth Hylton.

She is survived by her brothers, V.R. Hylton, Jr. and wife Jean of Liberty, Billy Hylton and wife Beverly Hylton of Liberty; her daughter, Glenda Sjolander and husband Bill of Dayton; son, Robert Dale Davis and wife Valerie of Dayton; grandchildren, Sherri Sjolander Kruse and husband Ray, Mark Sjolander and wife Bridget, Mindy Sjolander Rogers and husband Don, Leslie Davis Danaher, Heather Davis Currie, Kimberly Davis O’Neal and husband Marcus, and Alan Davis and wife Jessica; great-grandchildren, Jenni Clark, Matthew Sjolander, Alyssa Sjolander, Katie Clark, Timothy Sjolander, Reagan Currie, Riley Currie, Kinsley Muller, and Lilla Davis; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

For those who desire memorials may be made to Lucille’s church, Dayspring Church, 189 CR 2314, Dayton, Texas 77535.

Hankamer

John W. Hankamer III of Sour Lake died Saturday February 11, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, with his family by his side. He was 80.

A service of remembrance will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday February 15, 2017 at Happy Valley Baptist Church of Kountze, with Pastor Robert Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor with masonic rites.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday February 14, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Happy Valley Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers are Shayne Ellison, Roger Hargraves, Carl Bieber, Randy Edwards, Ray Wilson, Mark McCoy, Doug Hargraves and Ryan Wilson.

A native of Liberty, he had moved from Vidor, to Sour Lake, where he had lived since 1991. He had worked for Aramco of Houston, as a machinist, and was a faithful member of Happy Valley Baptist Church of Kountze. He was a mason and member of the Masonic Lodge # 1420 of Vidor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Hankamer Jr. and Bonita Greak Hankamer. Those left to survive him are his wife, Joyce Hankamer of Sour Lake. Son, Johnathon Hankamer of Beaumont, and stepson, Clifton Roger Hargraves of Buna. Daughters, Christy Ellison of LaPorte, and Joncarroll Guillory of Dallas.

Stepdaughters, Cindy McCoy of Kountze, Vickie Wilson of Lumberton, Janette Edwards of Seabrook, Belinda Hargraves of Lumberton, and Rita Bieber of Mont. Belvieu. Brother, Bobby Hankamer of Salado, TX, and sister, Nancy Aycock of Lumberton. Nephews Scott Coker, Chet Hankamer, Ty Hankamer and niece Teri Coker.

Grandchildren: 20 great grandchildren : 22 and great great grandchildren: 2

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of John W. Hankamer III 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

Eason

Phyllis Oveta Eason lost her brief but fierce battle with heart disease in Kingwood Hospital on Sunday the 12th of February, 2017, at the age of 76. 

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents Amber Mary Wallace and Philip Ogeese Eason and by two brothers Milton Eason and John W. Eason.

Phyllis is survived by her husband Jerrell Jolley of Livingston; her brother Melvin Eason and his wife Mary Helen Davis Eason of Cleveland, Texas; and sisters Helen Tipton of Cleveland Texas, Mary Hinson of Blanchard, Louisiana, and Diana Johnson of Shepherd Texas.

She is also survived by five children Charles Loftin, Jr of Mont Bellvieu, Kyle Loftin and his wife Mary of Belton, Tammy Mace and her husband Brad of Hutto, Julie Jolley and her husband Howard "Pete" Thomas of Houston, and Dallas Hall and her husband Michael of Austin; 14 grandchildren Ashley, Candice, Kristina, Joshua, Aubrey, JJ, Marissa, Hali, Emily, Amber, Treldon, Faith, Joel, and Thomas; and 4 great grandchildren.

Phyllis was born on August 7th of 1940 in Silsbee Texas.  She graduated as Salutatorian from Kountze High School in 1958.   She married Charles Loftin of Kountze, Texas and raised three children while attending Lamar University on a part time basis.   She worked for Dr. Miller in Beaumont for several years before beginning her career at the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1980. She worked in the Narcotics Division, achieving the title of Analyst and finally of statewide Manager of the Precursor Chemical Program and earning the award of Outstanding Service to the DEA.  She retired from DPS in 2003 after 23 years of dedicated service.

She celebrated 50 years in the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gaming and traveling, especially with longtime friends Don and Joy Hatcher.

A funeral is scheduled for Thursday the 16th of February at 10:00 am at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty, Texas.  Reverend Richard Brand of Cedar Park, Texas will officiate the ceremony, assisted by Reverend Bobby Aid of Rye, Texas.  Interment will follow the service at Jolley-Largent Cemetery in Moss Hill, Texas.  All are welcome to attend.  Flowers and condolences may be sent to the funeral home at 1101 North Travis Street, Liberty Texas, 77575.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a law enforcement, military service member's survivors, or Native American charity.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Holloway

Mayme Montgomery Holloway, 98, of Coldspring, died Friday, February 10, 2017, in Livingston.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Gustine, Texas. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Mayme was born February 2, 1919, in Glendale, Arizona, to parents; Mark and Mary Ellen Dooley Montgomery, and has been a resident of Coldspring for the past 17 years. She was a seamstress by trade; her interests included sewing, quilting, reading, gardening, and cooking.

Mrs. Holloway was preceded in death by her parents, father of her children: Vollie Brown, husband: Bee Holloway, sons: Allen “Dale” Brown and Johnny Wayne Brown, brothers: Wesley and Pete Montgomery, sisters: Florence Foster, Effie Mae Cox, and Hazel Johnson, grandchildren: Keith and Kenny Eddlemon, and granddaughter-in-law: Mandy Eddlemon. She is survived by her daughter: Jean Clark of Coldspring, grandchildren: Leta Looney and husband Larry, Sandra Eddlemon, Kevin Eddlemon, Christin Brown, Clinton Brown, Danny Joe Brown and wife Lori, Alicia Brown, Sarah Brown and husband Dusty Mica, Chris Brown, Jan and Taylor, great-grandchildren: Hollye Musella, Kayla Bridges and husband Jason, Michelle Eddlemon, Becky Cook and husband Bill, Kristen Eddlemon, Kraig Eddlemon, Klint Eddlemon, Kandace Eddlemon, Emily Eddlemon, numerous great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Campbell

Amber Christine Campbell, 20, of Mt. Belvieu, died Monday, February 6, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.

Amber was born March 5, 1996, in Baytown, to parents; Dean C. “Chris” and Debra DeAnn Campbell, a former resident of Dayton, and has resided in Mt. Belvieu for the past three years. She was a graduate of the University Park Academy and held positions in sales. She also enjoyed helping others, riding four wheelers, swimming, water sports, the outdoors, and especially spending time with her family.

Miss Campbell was preceded in death by her father: Dean C. “Chris” Campbell and grandmother: Maria “Grandma Mia” Sowell. She is survived by her fiancé: Jerad Poor, mother: Debra D. Campbell, sisters: Amanda Campbell and significant other Christopher Platt, Jessica Howard, Lori Campbell and significant other Christopher Hill, Julie Campbell and significant other Luke McDaniel, Shelby Campbell, and Kayla Campbell. brothers: Dean Campbell and significant other Natassia West, Danny Campbell and significant other Heaven Platt, Justin Campbell and significant other Hallie Harris, and Travis Campbell, nephews: Bryson, Brynden, Maxx, and Tayton, nieces: Bryleigh, Addyson, and Brynnah, numerous other relatives, and friends.

Scritchfield

Kenneth Andrew Scritchfield 76 of Liberty, died Wednesday February 8, 2017 at Houston Methodist Hospital.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 11, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at North Main Baptist Church of Liberty with Reverend Dick Lintelman officiating. There will be a memorial gathering of family and friends also on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at North Main Baptist Church.

A native of Tyler,TX he had lived in Liberty since 1998. Kenneth had worked for the Texas Department of Transportation in Houston, as an inspector. He was a member of North Main Baptist Church of Liberty,

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew " A.J." Scritchfield and Opal Black Scritchfield, brother, Joe Scritchfield, and Brother - in - Law, Bobby Poorbaugh.

Survivors are wife, Sherry Scritchfield of Liberty; sons, David Scritchfield and wife Judy of Port Neches, and Chris Wiley and wife Dolores of Liberty. Daughters, Teresa Hargroder of Silsbee, and Vicki Guidry of Nederland.

Brother, Duane Scritchfield and wife Becky of Tyler. Sisters, Sue Oldham of Tyler, Becky Ray and husband Terry of Tyler, and Sister-in-Law, Laura Scritchfield of Tyler, and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving and caring friends that will miss Kenneth very much.

Granddaughters are Sidni Hargroder, Taylor Casteel, Alex Wiley, Abigail Wiley, and Alivia Wiley.
Great-granddaughter, Caydence Morgan.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Doug McDaniel, R.N. Smart, Larry Huff, Ricky Poorbaugh, Randy Poorbaugh, and Morris Nelms.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kenneth Andrew Scritchfield 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.

Sims

Cassie Lou Sims 73, of Iola, TX formerly of Thicket, died on Thursday February 9, 2017 at her residence in Iola, TX.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday February 12, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. at Felps Cemetery in Thicket, with Leonard Loftin officiating.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday February 11, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

Cassie Lou Rhodes Sims passed away February 9, 2017. She was born March 16, 1943 in Simmons Bottoms, Texas to Charlie and Mabel (Majors) Rhodes.

Cassie is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie & Mabel (Majors) Rhodes and siblings, Charles H. (Buck) Rhodes, Annie Lee Frazier, Ray Rhodes, Viola Davis, Dusty Rhodes and Loyce Collins.

Those left behind to cherish her memories are her children, Jimmie Wright and wife Jenine, Allen McClarnon and wife Stephanie and Susan Ybarra, brothers, I.D. Rhodes of Thicket, and Henry Rhodes of Dayton. Grandchildren, James Dwayne Wright, Kendra Wright, James Leon Wright, Amanda Mills, Angela Kinna, John Miles, Trisha Ireland, Jason McClarnon, Tara McClarnon, Brandon McClarnon and also 14 great grandchildren.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Wyatt Patterson, Morgan Patterson, Garrett Patterson, Greg Dolgner, William Rhodes, Dusty "Dub" Rhodes and Charles H. Rhodes.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Cassie Lou Rhodes Sims 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.

Langford

Deborah J. Langford age 66 died Tuesday February 7, 2017 in Anahuac, Texas.

Deborah was born in Houston, Texas July 1, 1950. A homemaker, Deborah enjoyed reading especially crime novels. She also kept a “bucket list” of the things she wanted to do. One of those items was to be baptized and rededicate herself to the Lord, at the age of sixty-six she did just that.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Wayne McKinney, and her grandmother who raised her Retha Edge.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters Barbara McKinney, Sandy Olson, and Dora Mae Hicks. In addition, she leaves twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held for her 10AM Thursday February 16, 2017 at Maranatha Church, 12319 TX-146 in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfunralservice.com.

Young

Corbin M. “Boo Bear” Young, 8, of Dayton, died Sunday, February 5, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.

Corbin was born October 28, 2008, in Cleveland, to parents; Luke M. and Cathrine Diehl Young, and has resided in the Dayton area throughout his life. He was a student at Stephen F. Austin Elementary School in Dayton. He also enjoyed his cars, riding his bike, and school activities.

Corbin was preceded in death by his grandfather: Floyd Lee Young and cousin: Ethan Bishop. He is survived by his mother: Cathrine Diehl Young of Dayton, father: Luke Young of Dayton, brothers: Hunter Nash Young and Jaidan Aaron Hancock, sisters: Karla Young, Evelyn Young, Gladys Young, Brandy Young, Apryl Young, Lillian Young, and Angel Crownover, grandparents: Richard and Rose Diehl of Dayton, Whitney Phillips of England, and Karen Bateman of Silsbee, numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.

 
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