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Carouthers

Helen Carouthers, 87, of Batson, died on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at Cedar Bayou Nursing & Rehab Center in Baytown.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. The family will be receiving friends on Friday January 20, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

Born in Boling, TX she grew up and went to school in Daisetta, and Saratoga. After her marriage to Larse they moved to Houston, where they raised their family. Upon retirement, they moved to Batson where they resided for many years. She was a member of the Community Church of Hull. She is preceded in death by her husband, Larse Quincy Carouthers, her parents, Robert Villow Jackson and Lessie Edna Smith; Sisters, Loyce Guillory, Anna Doris Rountree, and Eva Storey. Survivors are sons, Darrel Carouthers and wife Donna of Batson and Marvin Carouthers of Seabrook; Daughters, Mary Mattson of Batson and Linda Johnson of Pearland; Grandchildren, Brandon, Tiffany, Tonya, Andrea, Darrel Jr., Michele, Denise, and Rachel., 19 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Helen Carouthers 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. 10 years of earning trust one family at a time.

Bailey

Patrick James “Joshua Niko”  Bailey age 26 passed away January 12, 2017 at his home in Devers, Texas.

Patrick was born April 25, 1990 in Silver City, New Mexico the son of Zack Bailey and Kathleen DeFaussell. Patrick enjoyed working on cars, drawing, and listening to music. He last worked for Walmart in Liberty as an automotive technician.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother Kathleen DeFaussell, sister Sheanah L. Armstrong and her husband Jonathan, step-father Chance Cosgrove, sons Landen Bailey-Deckert, and Ayden Kallenbach, maternal-grandfather Jack DeFaussell and his wife Irma. In addition, he leaves his nieces, Zahara, Xandra, and Aria. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A private memorial service was held January 18, 2017 at Liberty City Park Duck Pond. Allison Funeral Service has been entrusted with the cremation arrangements. Condolences and memories can be left online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Neyland

Nita Joe Neyland, age 92 of Liberty, died peacefully at Magnolia Place in Liberty on January 19, 2017. 

Nita was born January 25, 1924 in Marlow, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Arville and Ida Williams.  Nita attended Orange High School where she graduated.  Nita was a housewife all of her life and moved to Liberty in 1950.  She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and also a charter member of the Skiing Grandmothers Club.  Nita loved to ski and travel and also enjoyed crocheting.  She will be missed by all.

Nita was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Paul Neyland, sisters; Helen Hudson, Avis Duderstadt, Gladys Doty and Jean Curtis, brothers; Charles Williams and Arliss Williams.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Paul Neyland and wife Theresa, daughter; Rebecca Joe Spears and husband Mike, grandchildren; Cory Neyland, Matthew Neyland, Adam Paulas, Allison Paulas, and one great-grandchild; Penelope Neyland.

Services for Nita Joe Neyland will be Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm in the chapel at Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

McQueen

Earlene Randolph McQueen was born on April 4, 1953 to the late Joe and Evelena Randolph. 

She attended Liberty High School and Prairie View A&M University.  She gave birth to her only child, Pamela Michelle on April 13, 1970.  She married her husband, Clayton McQueen on September 28, 1988.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Joe and Evelena – four (4) sisters: Velma, Willie Mae, Elaine and Dorris – four (4) brothers; Kenneth Ray, Henry Lee, Joseph and Robert. 

She is survived by her husband Clayton, daughter, Pamela, four (4) grandchildren: Courtney, Lenard, Michael and Ivan, four (4) great grandchildren:  Latiana, Teonna, Isaiah and Jaiston, two (2) sisters: Maxine Booth and Beverly Melonson and one (1)brother Artis Randolph; a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Wells Funeral Services, 300 Alabama St., Liberty, Texas in the Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel .  She will lie-in-state Saturday, January 21, 2017, Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church, 808 Washington St., Liberty, Texas from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 pm, Pastor L. C. Speights officiating.  Interment is Wells 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

Semien

John William Semien Sr., 55, a resident of Liberty died Thursday January 12th peacefully at his home.

He was born November 11th to Joseph Even and Alma Lena Semien. He was a lifelong resident of Liberty County after graduating from Liberty High School.

John worked driving trucks and as a handyman throughout his adult life. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, brother Joseph Clem Semien, and niece, La'Tonya Semien.

He is survived by his three children: John William Semien Jr of Liberty, Jennifer Marie Worley of Dallas, and Christina Renee Semien of Liberty.  Sisters: Edna Colmenero and Mary Rita Semien both of Liberty Texas. Brothers: Otis Semien of Raywood and Michael Semien of Ames and his girlfriend of many years Louise Trahan; along with 8 granddaughters, two great-granddaughters, and one great grandson. He also leaves behind his sister in laws, brother in laws, and a number nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Wells Funeral Services, 300 Alabama St., Liberty, Texas in the Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel .  He will lie-in-state Saturday, January 21, 2017, Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 101 Donatto St., Liberty, Texas from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Rosary will begin 10:00 am, Mass will start at 11:00 am.

Father Ayo Emmanuel Efodigbue, MSP is officiating. 
Interment at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery - Ames, Texas
Wells Funeral Services, 300 Alabama Street, Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with final arrangements.  Memories and online condolences maybe shared at: www.wellsfuneralservices.com

Edwards

Jonathan Robert Edwards, 61, of Spring, Texas, died Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Conroe, Texas.

He was born on September 15, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas to Robert E. and Violet V. Harris Edwards. He graduated from Del Valle High School in Del Valle, Texas, class of 1974. Jonathan worked as a draftsman for Sterling Steel in the Houston area for several years.

Jonathan had several hobbies, some of which included reading and his interest in Sci-Fi and horror movies. He was also interested in the paranormal from ghosts to extraterrestrials. Jonathan was a member of the NRA.

Jonathan was preceded in death by his father; and his sister Sharon Robbins. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother Violet Edwards of Spring, Texas; his siblings Stephen Edwards and wife Bridget of Spring, Texas, Pennie Kennerly and husband Sandy of Brownsville, Oregon and Sandi Edwards-Gard of Portland, Oregon; his nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Jonathan will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 2pm on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Huffman Cemetery on FM 2100 in Huffman, Texas.

Garza

Juan “Johnny” Aureliano Garza, 53, of Anahuac, Texas, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 15, 2017.

He was born on February 3, 1963 in Reynosa, Mexico, the son of Guadalupe and Maria Perales Garza. Johnny graduated from Waltrip High School class of 1982 in Houston, Texas and attended Spartan College Aeronautics and Technology.  On August 26, 1989 Johnny and Theressa married in Tulsa, Oklahoma and had their only child in February 6, 1992. In 2008, Johnny, his wife Theressa and son Johnathan relocated to Anahuac from the Pearland area. He worked as a machinist for Schaffer Precision Machining in Houston until 2015.

Johnny was an amazing and talented artist. He enjoyed drawing, painting and building model airplanes. He was an airplane enthusiast who would spend countless hours of his childhood years at air bases and air shows to obtain as much information as he could on all types of aircraft. Johnny loved his television and was a Sci-Fi movie buff. He was a kid at heart with a passion and love for Walt Disney World. When his son Johnathan was younger, they made it a point to travel there every other year.

Johnny was preceded in death by his father; his brothers Julio, Eddiberto and Crisoforo Garza; his sister Doraelia Garza; and his father-in-law Don Watson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory loving wife of 27 years Theressa Simone Watson Garza; one son Airman Johnathan Mitchell Garza (24), Beale AFB; his mother Maria Perales Garza; his brothers Jose Enrique Garza and Aldo Garza, both of Houston, Texas; his sisters Diane Garza Hernandez and husband Johnny and Vanessa Garza Hernandez and husband Antonio, all of Houston, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Johnny will be missed by all who knew him.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Johnathan Garza, Oswaldo Jimenez, Albert Crews, Cody Crews, Cole Crews, Brad Watson and Demarcus White. Honorary pallbearers are Danny Alms and Dr. Ben Beauoi.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, January 20, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 204 Trinity Street, Anahuac, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Barnhardt

Velna Mae Derry Barnhardt was the sixth child (a twin)  born to the late volna and lelia evans derry on april 15, 1931 in fayette county tx.  She went home to be with the lord on january 12, 2017 at memorial hermann tx medical ctr in houston.   At an early age she accepted jesus christ as her lord and savior and became a member of mount olive baptist church.

Velna attended albrecht school in armstrong colony where she completed the tenth grade.  She then  entered phyllis wheatley high school in san antonio, tx  as a junior and graduated there.    Her desire to become a teacher inspired her to enroll at prairie view a & m university (then prairie view a & m college) where she earned her bachelor and masters degrees in elementary education.  During her college years she helped to pay her college expenses by working at river bend lodge in hunt, tx (near kerrville) during the summer months.    She taught school for  35 years beginning in ballinger, tx. And ending in laporte, tx. ,

Where she taught third grade, which she was an active member in the retired teachers association.  She received several honorariums for her service as a third grade teacher in the laporte isd.  Upon retirement in 1991 her career ended sooner than planned in order to help care for her mother. 

Velna was the family story teller.  She kept her siblings entertained at family gatherings reminiscing about funny childhood memories.   She was always wearing a warm smile, and was an excellent cook.

Velna was a dedicated servant of god in her churches where she held membership and attended regularly until her health failed.    While working in the community for her church in laporte, she met and later married thomas barnhardt on august 6, 1968.    She was blessed with three daughters immediately upon saying “i do and i will.” They were kym, karyn, & kyla.    Later they were blessed with the birth of another daughter, kelna.   She was a caring & loving mother to her children,  always encouraging them and supporting them, because she wanted the best for them. 

Velna was preceded in death by her parents:   lelia & volna derry; brothers:  david l. Derry, dolphus j. Derry, sr., & cornell w. Derry; sisters:  rosecy r. Wilkinson & norma j. Derry. 

Memories of velna will be cherished by her survivors:   husband of 48 years, thomas “barney” barnhardt, stepdaughters:  kym armstrong, karyn barnhardt, kyla barnhardt, and daughter: kelna barnhardt,  six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; twin brother:  volna derry (juanita) of sealy, tx; one sister:  eva richards (bryant) of greenville, tx; a dear friend ligaya breaux and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pitts

Gary Wayne Pitts 69 of Hardin, died Saturday January 14, 2017 at Houston Hospice.

A native of Texas City, he had lived in Hardin since 2004 and was retired as a pipefitter and was also a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Clarence Pitts and stepfather, Dave Laird. Survivors are his wife, Kathy Pitts of Hardin; mother Clara Pitts of Llano. Sons, Gary Morris and wife Karen of Denton, Roy Pitts of Hardin, and Dale Pitts and wife Hillary of Hardin. Brother, John Owen Pitts of League City, and sisters, Abbie Kaper of Llano, and Connie Center of Sunrise Beach, TX, Grandchildren are Cameron Morris, Gary Morris, Jackson Morris, Jameson Morris, Brennyn Pitts and Jaxsyn Pitts. Cremation under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services.

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

Cremation service under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. 10 years of earning your trust one family at a time.

Shirley

James Oliver Shirley of Liberty, died Saturday January 14, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends. He was 81.

James was born June 8, 1935 in Daisetta, to Bernard Lyle Shirley and Loucile Drake. He had lived in Liberty, most of his life and was a self employed Independent Oilfield Consultant, and a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife LaDell Shirley of Liberty; son, Kenneth Shirley of Denham Springs, LA; and daughter, Karmon Shirley DuBose and husband Jim of Beaumont. Life long friend, Roy Baucum of Liberty, and grandchildren, Madison Zickefoose and Sloane Zickefoose.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Valley Exposition Scholarship Fund 321 Wallisville Rd, Liberty, TX 77575.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Oliver "Bud" Shirley please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Cremation service under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. 10 years of earning your trust one family at a time.

Russell

Marian Lee Russell, 73, of Dayton, Texas, died Thursday, January 5, 2017.

She was born on August 9, 1943 in Channelview, Texas to Lester and Jimmaie Glover Hyde. Marian was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

Marian was an LVN who worked as an IV specialist for a private nursing company. She was a member of Praise Tabernacle Church in Dayton, where she played an instrumental part in building the church. Marian was very devoted to both her faith and the church. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Cecil Randolph; her daughter Deborah Herndon-Pierdon; her son Lucas Herndon; her sister Patricia Allen; and brothers Jerry and George Hyde. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 26 years Edward Russell; her sons Jerry Randolph and wife Mary of Kenefick, Texas and Robert Randolph and wife Christy of Dayton, Texas; her 9 grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren; her sisters Sue Stedman of Liberty, Texas and Reba Dorsett and husband Mike of Liberty, Texas; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of Marian’s life will be held at 1pm on Friday, January 21, 2017 at Praise Tabernacle Church, 4611 FM 1960, Dayton, Texas. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Singletary

Audrey J. Singletary, age 65, of Dayton, Texas died peacefully on January 12, 2017 from a long battle with heart disease.

Audrey was born on September 16, 1951 in Anamosa, IA. She was a 1969 graduate of Channelview High School, and lived her adult life in Dayton, Texas. She enjoyed the arts of stained glass, making jewelry, crocheting and was an avid reader. She also loved taking long, family road trips with her siblings. Audrey was a loving grandmother and loved spoiling her grandchildren and her sidekick, Tilly.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Annette Willis and her husband of 23 years, Michael Singletary.

She is survived by her three daughters and their families: Heather and Scott Jentho and their children Kyra, Tyler, Scott Jr., and Kory, Darbye Davenport and her children Rilea and Jesse, and Dena Parker and her son Aiden. Her siblings, Susan and Jorge Gonzalez, Barbara and Mike Mueller, Howard and Lisa Willis and Claudia Willis. And numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the American Heart Association.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 15th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Crespo and Jirrels located at 6123 Garth Rd in Baytown, Texas. All family and friends are welcome to join. A celebration of her life will begin at 2 p.m.
Services are under the direction of Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home, 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX 77521.

McCants

Dorothy Mae Sims McCants of La Porte,TX formally of Conroe,TX died January 11, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

She was born in Latexo, TX, April 26, 1933 to Robert Jackson Sims and Irene Black Sims. She lived in the Cleveland/ Conroe area most of her life. She loved the country life, her favorite job was at the Boot Barn in Cleveland. She loved horses and trail rides, especially the Spanish Trail Ride, bingo with her family and friends, singing to her gospel cd's, and going to church with her friends at West Conroe Baptist Church.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, husband Sam McCants, her daughter Cynthia Ann Yocum Red, her brother Billy Jack Sims, and half brothers and sisters; Garland, Emma Irene, Ollie Lorene, Buster, Clifford, Jewel, Louise, Merkie, JC, Lovie, Robert and baby twin boys.

She leaves to cherish her memory her twin sister Rex Faye Bell, her granddaughters Cristyan Bowen, Kelly and Kyle Berry, her great grandchildren Dusty Berry and Cierra Berry, her great great granddaughter Kennedy Grace Mainer, and half sisters Gladys and Bobbie, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dorothy will be buried at Latexo Cemetary with graveside services.

Mettlen

Sherry Lynn Mettlen, of Moss Hill, died Tuesday January 10, 2017 at her residence with her loving family by her side.

She was 51. Sherry was born on July 27, 1965 in Corry, Pennsylvania, to Glenna Scadden and Bruce Stebbins. Sherry graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School in 1984 and attended North Harris Community College. She then married her high school sweetheart, Daron Mettlen in 1985.

She began working at Carol Bond Health Foods in Liberty in 1988 as a cleaning lady making $4 an hour. By 2013, she was the proud owner of the business in which she had worked for 25 years. She worked tirelessly serving her customers and often working seven days a week. She was a passionate community leader and believed in giving back to her community. Sherry was a member of the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce, a member and past president of Hardin Lions Club, a member of the Trinity River Wildlife Refuge, a driving force for the Moss Hill Cemetery fund raisers, a recipient of the Masonic community builder award, a member of the Liberty Rotary Club and Bridgehaven Children's Advocacy of Liberty.

Sherry had a huge heart when it came to her family which she lovingly gave of herself to all her family. Her special talent was her love for her nieces and nephews. There was no problem or challenge that was ever too big or too small for her to tackle. Sherry was always willing to help any family in the community who was in need. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church - Marysee of Moss Hill, with Pastor Carlton Bailey and Reverend John French officiating. The family will be receiving friends also on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church.

Honorary pallbearers are the Mount Calvary Baptist Church-Marysee Youth Department who she loved and cherished very much.

Sherry was preceded in death by her father Bruce Stebbins, grandparents, Guy and Helen Stebbins, and Carmen and Gloria Scadden. Foster son, Harvey Douglas, whom Sherry met on Dec. 13, 2013 when he came into her shop with his grandfather, whom she got to know and came to love him very much. Little did she know that he would become her and Daron's foster son by Sept. 2015, nephews Jared Wheeler and Codie Mettlen, and her father-in-law John Mettlen.

Sherry is survived by her husband Daron Mettlen of Moss Hill; mother Glenna Scadden of Moss Hill; sisters, Rhonda Johnson and husband Ricky of Hull, Julie Dutton and husband Glenn of Old River; and brother Roger Johnson and wife Tammy of San Antonio. Mother-in-law, Linda Mettlen of Moss Hill; special aunt Joanna Dahlbeck of Lakeview, NY. Nieces, Katrina Powell and husband Tommy of Dayton, Erika Whitworth and husband Daniel of Moss Hill, Brandi Gilfillan and husband Henke of Raywood, and Erynne Johnson of Daisetta. Nephews, Brandin Johnson of Daisetta, Tyler Johnson of Hardin, Kurtis Johnson of Floresville, TX, Caleb Mettlen of Seabrook, and Cory Mettlen of Jasper. Great-nieces and nephews Sadie Gilfillan and Dana Whitworth, Zackery Powell, Jared Wheeler Whitworth, James and Marcus Whitworth and her extended family Brent Wolfe and Beaux Langston.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson, Texas,77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. 10 years of earning trust one family at a time.

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

Bennett

Patricia Ann Bennett, of Wallisville died Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Baytown, Texas.

She was born on May 12, 1933 in Silsbee, Texas to Buck and Aby Burks Spiller. Patricia was a resident of the Anahuac area for approximately forty-five years. She retired after 27 years from Walmart in Liberty, Texas where she worked as a sales associate. Patricia loved working at Walmart and after retirement would spend countless hours talking with her former coworkers on her trips back to the store.

Patricia enjoyed gardening and could grow just anything. In her younger years, she would always cook for the neighborhood kids. Patricia was also an avid reader, always with a book in her hands. She was an animal lover who had all types of animals throughout her life and loved to care for them.

Patricia is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Murphy Pinder; her late husband of 45 years, Steve Jefferson Bennett; her son Allen “Dale” Pinder; and her sisters Lily “Sis” Tullos and Dolly Perry. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her brother John J. Spiller of Port Neches, Texas; her daughters, Theresa Broussard and husband Raymond of Woodville, Texas and Roxanne Shumate & husband Shawn of Wallisville; her son Gregory Bennett & wife Shannon; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; and a host of extended family members and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, located at 1201 South Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral service will be held at 2pm in the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Burk

Starett McManus Burk, 25, of Wallisville, Texas, died unexpectedly, with his dog Gus by his side, while doing what they loved most, ducking hunting on Saturday, January 7, 2017, in Calhoun County, Texas.

He was a loving son, brother, grandson and dear friend to many. Starett was born on March 6, 1991, in Baytown, Texas, to Donnie and Tracey McManus Burk. He graduated from Anahuac High School, Class of 2009, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 2013.

Starett had a passion for hunting, fishing, golfing, and family. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anahuac. On January 7, 2001, Starett accepted Christ into his life. Starett had a huge heart, and his smile could always brighten a room. He was an Analyzer Technician for Targa Resources in Mont Belvieu, where he worked for the past three years. Starett will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Starett was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, V.R. and Margie McManus, and his paternal grandfather, David Burk. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his parents, Donnie and Tracey Burk of Wallisville; his siblings, Stoney Burk and wife Rylee of Mont Belvieu, Stetson Burk of Wallisville and Steely Burk of Wallisville; his paternal grandmother, Carolyn Chennault of Liberty; his aunts and uncles, Patti Humber, Robbie McManus, Tammy McManus, and Danny Burk; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family and serving as pallbearers will be Carter Boles, Brandon Brock, Phillip Drake, Blake Edwards, Jett Hankamer, Dylan Jones, Chris Lancon, Colton Laskoskie, Blake Sanders, Sammy Solis.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Starett McManus Burk Memorial Scholarship fund at Anahuac National Bank, P.O. Drawer N, Anahuac, Texas, 77514.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Avenue, Anahuac, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Worthy Cemetery, Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Humphrey

Mable Jewel Humphrey, of Baytown formerly of Anahuac died Jan. 02, 2017.

Services are Jan. 07, 2017 at Lilly of The Valley COGIC 1222 Main St. Anahuac, TX. Visitation will begin at 1PM until funeral at 2PM.

Mable Jewel Humphrey was born in Anahuac, TX on August 13,1948 to the late Dave and Azalee Lyons. She attended school in Anahuac, TX at Carver and in Double Bayou.

She was loved by many and everyone loved all those stories she told and the jokes that followed. She was the life of the party, a member of Lilly of the Valley Church, and a senior coordinator at Piedmont Apartments in Baytown, TX. For many years she worked for Chambers County and served as a volunteer in anything she could until then end of her life.
Later in life Mable married her husband of 29 years Chester M. Humphrey and from there they had 5 children. She also raised 2 children as her own, Timothy Lyons and Rhonda Wells.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: Her sisters Daisy Lee Hill and Jackie Shields. Her Brothers: Arthur Lyons and Frank Shield Jr. Children: Chester V. Humphrey, Emma Toran, Joseph Humphrey (Gloria), Dion Humphrey (Clora) and Valerie Humphrey. 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, a very special friend who was there at all times Robert Lee Smith and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Humphrey'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

Lewis

Betty Lewis 84, of Silsbee, TX; peacefully died Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Services will be Saturday, Jan. 07, 2017 at First Missionary Baptist Church 625 N. 2nd St. Silsbee, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Kirby Cemetery, Silsbee, TX.

Betty Lee Graham Lewis was born Tuesday, December 13, 1932 in Silsbee, Texas, Hardin County to the late Abraham and Commie Dill Graham. She was the last baby girl born into this loving Christian family.

Betty came to know the Lord at an early age. She accepted Christ and was baptized at First Missionary Baptist Church in Silsbee, Texas under the leadership of the late Reverend G. B. Holman. She married her childhood friend, Johnny Lee Lewis, and to this union, two beautiful children were born.

She served steadfastly throughout various church ministries including church pianist for forty years, Sunday school musician, president of the mission circle, youth department matron, member of the senior choir, Baptist Training Union (BTU), Vacation Bible School musician to name a few. She was very active in the Trinity Valley District Association for many years. She served as an assistant secretary of the Trinity Valley District Association Women’s Auxiliary. She also served on several committees. She served on the Worship Committee, the Secretaries Committee, and she was affiliated with the Leadership School. She was also always ready to serve as the musician whenever called upon.

She graduated from Frazier Matthews High School in 1948. Afterwards, she attended and graduated from Franklin Beauty School. She went on to open her own beauty salon, and had numerous clients throughout the Silsbee community. Later she attempted a short stent at Kirby Lumber Company. That proved to be more challenging than she anticipated. She continued her education at Chenier Business College, and Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She later began a career as a paraprofessional with Silsbee Independent School District where she remained until retirement.

She was a member of the Royal Clover Leaf Club, Silsbee Church Women United, and The Prayer Band. She loved serving and caring for others. She was famous for her ice-box pies. She was a people person who cherished many friendships. She was well known for sending cards to anyone she knew who was sick, or was celebrating a birthday, or perhaps some other milestone in their lives.

When her health began to diminish, Betty moved to Houston to live with her daughter, and son-in-law. She attended Windsor Village United Methodist Church with her daughter. She loved her some Rev. Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, and Kathy Taylor. Betty was a faithful servant of God as well as a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She loved fellowshipping with both her local, and home churches. She loved and missed Silsbee and her First Missionary Baptist Church family, she returned as often as she could. She loved the Lord and everyone who spent any time with her knew that. She was thrilled that her pastor, Rev. Wheaton and wife, Sis. Wheaton came to visit her when she was in the hospital.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham and Commie Graham; brothers, Nehemiah Graham, Elijah Graham, Curtis Graham and Abraham Graham; her sisters, Mable Graham Stanciell, Gladys Graham Scott and Geneva Graham Price. She endured trials as well as good times in her life. Her strong faith in God enabled her to press on and continue to trust in the Lord. Her favorite saying was, “Ain’t nobody like Him.” God blessed her life in so many ways and she was truly grateful.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 61 years, Johnny L. Lewis, Sr, her dedicated son, Rev. Johnny L. Lewis Jr. (Letha) of Pflugerville, TX; devoted daughter, Sharron Lewis Scott (Barney) of Missouri City, TX; four grandsons, Johnny L. Lewis, III (Kayshellyn) of Lancaster, TX, Justin Lewis and Jordan Lewis of Sugar Land, TX, Brandon Scott (Kendra) of Silsbee, TX; four great-grandchildren, Johnny L. Lewis IV, Blayr Kahmil Scott, Kyle Reed Scott, and Braeya Koryn Scott; godson, Wallace E. Lewis, Jr of Beaumont, TX; two sister-in-law’s, Wilma P. Graham of Portland, OR and Lucille Graham of Silsbee, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of wonderful church family members and friends.

Mrs. Lewis' 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

Lowe

Chief Warrant Officer II Lucas Maurice Lowe of Hardin, Texas, age 33, died December 28, 2016 during a training flight with the Army National Guard.

Lucas was born June 21, 1983 in Beaumont, Texas, to James Lowe Jr. and Melissa Myers. Lucas was a wonderful family man who loved his wife, his children and his family more than anything else. He loved his children more than life itself.  With his contagious smile and happy personality, Lucas always lit up a room. He was an amazing Soldier who loved God and his country.  He always went out of his way to help lift others’ spirits and encouraged them to reach for higher success in life.  He touched the lives of all who knew him. He loved camping in the woods, hunting, fishing, campfires, and good music.  He enjoyed dancing, playing golf, cooking, and singing to brighten someone’s day.  He always had a way of making someone’s day better. Admired by all, his courage and dedication made him a natural born leader. Lucas was a hard-working man who loved being in the service, loved his army brothers, and he absolutely loved to fly.  He enlisted into the Army July 6, 2004. His deployments include Afghanistan for 11 months in 2005-2006 and Iraq for 14 months in 2007-2008.  His job title on deployments was Field Artillery Fire Finder Radar Operator & Paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division. Lucas later attended Warrant Officer Candidate School in Fort Rucker, Alabama where he also attended Flight School to become an AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot. He was currently assigned to the 1st Battalion 149th Aviation Regiment 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard.  He truly lived life to the fullest with his optimistic character and desire to take on the next big thing.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Mary Lee Lowe, maternal great-grandmother Faye Marberry and his paternal grandfather Lloyd Phillips.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Kami M. Lowe, sons Clayton Hanks and Lance Lowe, daughter Alysen Lowe and his twins “on the way” Logan Lowe & Tenley Lowe, mother Melissa Myers and husband Ricky, father James Lowe Jr. and wife Cindy, stepdad Robert Hanks II,  grandmother Mary Phillips, grandfather Cecil Kachel, sisters Talisa Drown and husband David, Tommi Deckert and husband Trey, Hope Haley and husband Jordan, Whitley Eddy and husband Nick, Rachel Myers Childs and husband Cody, Britne Myers, Ashley Brackman and husband Justin, brothers Patrick Wiggins and wife Katerina, and Travis Wiggins. In addition, he leaves numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family.

Visitation for Lucas will be held Tuesday from 5-8PM January 10, 2017 at North Main Baptist Church 4709 N. Main Liberty, Texas. Funeral service will be held 1PM Wednesday January 11, 2017 at North Main Baptist, with burial to immediately follow in Guedry Cemetery with full military honors provided by the men and women of his unit.

Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lucas Lowe Family Benefit Account at Texas First Bank-Liberty (2103 N Main St, Liberty, TX  77575). Allison Funeral Service 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Butler

William “Lee” Leroy Butler, 48, of Dayton died Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Services for Lee will be 12 noon, Monday, January 9, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until service time at 12 noon.

Lee was born on August 27, 1968 in Lake Wells, Florida to Lorna Livingston Kron and Richard Henry Butler. Lee resided in Dayton, Texas since November 2011. When Lee was very young his father was a tug boat captain and the family moved to Puerto Rico for his father’s work. Moving back to Florida as an adolescent Lee found work in the tobacco fields with his brother. Lee graduated from West Platte High School in Missouri in 1987. After Lee graduated his father was working in the construction field and Lee and his brother joined him where they worked for many years together. He worked some very interesting jobs including shaping golf course in Bulgaria for Jack Nicholson.

Above anything else in his life including the beautiful countries he travelled to his family was the most important thing in Lee’s life.

George, Lee’s step-father introduced him to his love of motorcycles as a young man. He quickly shared that love and enjoyed riding for many years. Lee had worked for Stericycle Environmental.

Lee married Dee in 2012 on the Manasota beach in Englewood, Florida where his grandfather had built a house for the family to enjoy.

Lee was preceded in death by his father, Richard Henry Butler, granddaughter, Addison “Addie” Day, and father-in-law, Omie D. Milum. He is survived by his wife, Dee D. Milum Butler of Dayton; mother and step-father, Lorna and George Kron of Fort Ogden, Florida; brother, Ritchie Butler of Fort Ogden, Florida; children: Dustin Whidden of Pidemont, Oklahoma, Trevor and Heather Day of Punta Gorda, Florida, William Leroy Butler, Jr. of Punta Gorda, Florida, Forest and Aaron Powell of Dayton, and Kutter Butler of Dayton; grandchildren: Lily Whidden, Dallas Whidden, River Whidden, Skylar Day, Jace Day, Cannon Day, and William Butler, III; mother-in-law: Betty Milum Billingsley of Crosby; In-laws: John and Veronica Clanton of Dayton, Texas, Jeff and Sarah Milum of Crosby, Texas, and Brian Milum of San Diego, California; nieces: Shelby and Katilyn Clanton of Dayton, Texas; also numerous other relatives, extended family members and friends.

Hargraves

Dorothy Mae Hargraves age 91 of Liberty died Thursday January 5, 2017 at Magnolia Place in Liberty, Texas.

Dorothy was born June 14, 1925 in East Bernard, Texas the daughter of the late Wiley Campbell Arnold and Gladys Allen Arnold. Dorothy enjoyed cooking, sewing, following her beloved Houston Astros, and attending the Liberty Opry. She loved to travel with her late husband Raymond, to Branson, Missouri and to their special beach house as well as follow her grandchildren wherever they played sports. Dorothy especially loved any time she could spend with her three boys and her adoring grand and her great-grandchildren.  She was a devoted member to Heights Baptist Church for over seventy years. As a member of her church she worked with the bereavement group to feed and cook for those that lost loved ones and spent over thirty-five years in the nursery.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Raymond “Hogy” Hargraves, brother Cecil Arnold, and her sisters Loritha Inman and Clara Arnold.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons, Wayne Hargraves, Dale Hargraves his wife Bobbie, and Michael Hargraves. She also leaves her brothers George Arnold and his wife Alene, Marvin Arnold and wife Doris, and a sister Lois Bradberry. In addition, she leaves her five grandchildren, Rick Hargraves wife Jennifer, Gary Hargraves wife Lisa, Lyndi Bay husband Jim, Tammi Vanlandingham husband Drew, and Shane Hargraves. Eight great-grandchildren: Brooklynn; Laythe; MaKenna; Brantley; Elijah; Lana; Evan; and Gage. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services for Dorothy will be held 2PM Saturday January 7, 2017 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial to take place in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Heights Baptist Church in Dorothy’s memory.

McDaniels

Linda Gayle McDaniels, 66, of Daisetta, died on Monday, January 2, 2017 at her residence.

Gayle was born December 01, 1950 to George Cooper Jr and Bonnie Fregia in Dayton, TX and was a security guard most of her life, then worked for Hull-Daisettta ISD, and Wal-Mart.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing card games, dominoes, and entertaining friends. She was a member of Central Baptist Church most of her life, where she was a part of the choir and enjoyed singing.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Central Baptist Church of Daisetta, 104 Red Bud Rd, Daisetta, with Reverend Leslie Gaines officiating. Cremation to follow.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, January 6th, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Central Baptist Church of Daisetta.

She is preceded in death by her father George Cooper Jr, stepfather, Howard Stengler, and husband Herb McDaniels Sr .

Survivors left to cherish memories are mother, Bonnie Stengler; sisters, Cheryl Broom and Carol Holder; brothers, David Cooper and wife Sylvia, and Tracy Stengler; step-daughter, Helen Rubio; step-son, Herb McDaniels Jr and wife Meli; uncle Duayne Cooper; cousin Paula Cooper, and her companion and caretaker of 28 years, Michael Harrison, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

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

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

Bennett

Theresa Hanel Bennett, age 89 of Liberty, passed away January 4, 2017 at Magnolia Place in Liberty, TX. 

Theresa was born June 19, 1927 in Cameron, TX, daughter of the late Oscar and Bertha Hanel.  She loved working at Townsend Jewelry and various pharmacies.  She also enjoyed working in her yard, sewing and crocheting.  Theresa was a member of the Immaculate Conception Altar society and a faithful catholic.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, husband; R.C. (Kenny) Bennett, sister; Helen Wehring and brother-in-law Otto and brother-in-law Alvin.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sisters; Rose Lee Soileau of Baytown, TX, Margie Ripkowski and husband Mike of Dayton, TX, niece; Kristi Ritchie and husband Billy of Baytown, TX, nephews; Keith Soileau and wife Mary Ann of Mount Belview, TX, Stephen Wehring and wife Vickie of Dripping Springs, TX, Gary Ripkowski of Allen, TX, Robert Ripkowski and wife Amy of Dayton, TX and R.C. (Bob) Bennett and wife Sheryl of Sugarland, TX.  She is also survived by numerous other great nieces and nephews along with a host of great friends.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff and volunteers of Magnolia Place for the special care they gave and provided Theresa in her time of need.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Theresa’s memory to the Altar Society Bereavement Fund at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty, TX or the Altar Guil at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dayton, TX.

Services for Theresa Hanel Bennett will be Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at the catholic Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with rosary starting at 5pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Benesh

Bob Allen Benesh, 74, of Lake Charles, died Monday, January 2, 2017, in Ames.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.

Bob was born February 19, 1942 in McCune, Kansas to parents; Allen and Sue Terry Benesh, has been a long-time resident of Lake Charles. He was a graduate of Ray High School of Corpus Christi, a former employee of PPG, and a retired training supervisor from the Safety Council of Lake Charles. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, tractor work, and playing golf.

Mr. Benesh was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Gina Devers Benesh, sister: Sondra Benesh. He is survived by his son: Brad Benesh and wife Shawn of Dayton, daughter: Grayce Benesh of Dayton, brothers: Jack and Tripp Benesh of Corpus Christi, grandchildren: Madison Benesh, Hailey Chapman, Josh Chapman, Aerial Ronell, Maryjane Campain, and Ethan McCorquodale, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Autism Society of America, in Bob’s name.

Miller

Loicey Joseph Miller 79, of Anahuac died Dec. 31, 2016.

A Graveside Service will be held 2PM, Monday, Jan. 02, 2017 at Anahuac Cemetery, Anahuac, TX.

Loicey was born in Kaplan, La; Oct. 11, 1937. His parents were Arcena and Editha Miller. He had 5- brothers, 6- half-brothers and 1- half-sister. He served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1957, he was stationed in Guam. Loicey married Lula LeBlanc, Oct. 12, 1958, the day after his 21st birthday. He worked for Brown and Root for many years, where he made lifelong friends. Work brought him to Anahuac in 1970. After retiring from Brown and Root, he began working for Chambers County in the Maintenance Department. He loved to do carpentry work and helped many of his friends with their houses. After retirement from the County, he began mowing yards. He continued doing this until medical issues wouldn’t allow him do it any longer.

He leaves behind his loving wife Lula Miller, two children: Thomas Miller-Kulp (Gary) and Barbara Chhabria (Bo). Daughter in Law, Ruth Ann. Grandchildren: Hillary Hall (Jeff), Ross Miller and Ryan Miller (Kassi) and Manai Chhabria. The loves of his life are his four great grandchildren: Lane and Quinn Hall, Isabella and Emilia Miller. They all loved their Pawpaw.

Mr. Miller'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

Chapman

Doris Loraine Haynie Chapman, 97, died peacefully on December 29, 2016, in Liberty, Texas. 

She was the daughter of William Rice and Gertrude Youngblood Haynie, and was born in Saratoga, Texas on May 25, 1919.  Doris was a descendant of the Rev. John Haynie, early Methodist circuit rider and the first Chaplain of the Republic of Texas who arrived with his family in Texas on January 8, 1839.  She lived most of her life in Hardin, Polk and Liberty counties. Doris was a graduate of Hull-Daisetta High School and Houston Business College.

 Doris married Leslie Arundel Chapman on June 20, 1938. They had three children: Gina Chapman Bouchard of Houston, Charlotte Chapman Cope of Houston and Leslie Arundel Chapman Jr., deceased, of Liberty.  Doris and Leslie "Chubby" Chapman developed Ridgewood Subdivision and built Ridgewood Grocery and Bar B Que. The store was later owned and operated by Les Chapman, Jr. under the name "Happy Chap".

Doris Chapman was a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution, Libertad Chapter, and The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, Liberty, TX. and a fifty year member of the Eastern Star. However, after retiring, the MOST important thing to her was fishing! She would go anytime she was asked. While in her nineties, she caught a "grand slam" on the bay and was featured in Gulf Coast Fishing magazine.  She also loved to gamble and looked forward to going to Louisiana with her sister and playing the nickel machines.

Besides the aforementioned, Doris leaves behind a brother, William E. Haynie of Liberty and a sister Joyce Carl of Pollok, TX. She was preceded in death by her brother John A Haynie.

Her grandchildren are Charlotte Michelle Bouchard, George Robert Bouchard and wife Angelee, Leslie Arundel Chapman, III, Chase Phillip Chapman and Lloyd Chapman Cope and wife Jessica.  Great grand-children include: Taylor Chapman, Leslie Arundel Chapman, IV, Alexander Yuille Elmaleh, Liberty Lucinda Robson, Sydney Bouchard, Matthew Bouchard, and James Bouchard.

Doris was very close to many of her nieces and nephews who supported her throughout her three year stay at Magnolia Place Nursing home.  The family would also like to express our deep gratitude to the nursing staff of Magnolia Place Nursing Home whose love and gentle caring enabled our Mother to enjoy the final years of her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to the charity of your choice, or to one of the following: Libertad Chapter, NSDAR, for the Partlow House Fund, % Gloria Stratton, P.O. Box 9160, Liberty, Texas, or The First Methodist Church, P.O. Box 469, Liberty, Texas.

Services for Doris Loraine Haynie Chapman will be Wednesday, January 4, 2016 at 1pm at First United Methodist Church in Liberty, TX.  Graveside services will be at 3pm at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Vardeman

Lou Mettlen Vardeman, 85, a native Texan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in Dayton.

She was born on September 2, 1931 in Wells, Texas to Jewel and Lois Reece Mettlen. Lou graduated from Hardin High School before receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Stephen F. Austin and completed her Master’s at Sam Houston State. She worked in education for 46 years with the Aldine ISD before retiring. Lou was one of the very first consultants that Aldine hired. She assisted several people over the course of their school years with writing research papers, which were not typed because she could not type. Lou helped Aldine implement their Pre-K programs, Direct Instruction and even taught ESL classes for adults at MacArthur High School under North Harris Community College.

Lou loved to travel. Upon her retirement, she traveled to Egypt, Israel, Alaska, Colombia, Panama Canal, Singapore and Branson with friends and family. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family and was greatly skilled at organizing get-togethers in which her biggest priority was what type of food was going to be eaten by all. Lou had several hobbies, she loved to read and was rarely without a book in her hand. She had a standing date every Saturday with her friends to shop and eat Mexican food. Lou also loved to go to the Gem and Jewelry shows where she acquired several pieces of jewelry for herself and family. As a matter of fact, she loved to purchase jewelry from her various travel destinations and she felt a sense of triumph if she could haggle to get a better deal. Lou will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Lou was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Lou Sayers Vardeman; her brother John Mettlen; her sister Linda Faye Mettlen; her nephews Jared Wheeler and Codie Mettlen; and her cousin Gladys Jones. She is survived by her sister-in-law Linda Mettlen of Moss Hill; her nieces and nephews Nita Pestlen and husband Patrick of Dayton, Rita Wheeler and husband Albert of Moss Hill, Daron Mettlen and wife Sherry of Moss Hill and Steven Mettlen and wife Deedra of Jasper; her great-nieces and nephews Katrina Powell and husband TJ, Erika Wheeler, Caleb and Cory Mettlen, Zackery Powell, Tad and Abra Smith, Ethan, Bobby and Grayson Heffington, Waylon Daley, Kenny Fountain and Rylee Rushing; her great-great-niece and nephews Dana, James and Marcus Whitworth and Jared Wheeler; her extended and close family members Charlie and Angie Heffington, Sid and Misty Daley; and a host of relatives and special friends.

A celebration of Lou’s life will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, 4031 FM 1960, Dayton, Texas. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Graham

Lavada Graham 71, of Thicket, died on Monday December 19, 2016 at Silsbee Convalescent Center.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 3:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, with Reverend Harry Howell officiating. Interment will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket.

There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Wednesday December 21, 2016 from 2:00P.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

She was preceded in death by her mother Ruby Crane. Survivors include her husband, Robert Graham of Thicket. Daughters, April Lilley and husband Dennis of Saratoga, Sandy Haen and husband James of Garnett KS. Sisters, Carolyn Essary of Waxahachie, Sheila Townley and husband Ronnie of Huntsville, AL. Brothers, Dwight Crane of New Caney, and Coleman Crane of Conroe.

Grandchildren are Kristopher, Stacey, Randy, Dustin, Nicole, Lanie, and numerous great grandchildren.

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

Nelson

Walter Neal Nelson, known as Runt, 53, of Smith Point died Friday, December 23, 2016 in Anahuac, Texas surrounded by loved ones. He was a loving husband, dad, son, brother, poppy, uncle, and friend.

Runt was born January 6, 1963 in Anahuac, Texas to Ben and Jeri Nelson. He worked with the family owned business Jeri’s Seafood for about 40 years. He dedicated his time to family, fishing, shrimping, hunting, gardening, and arrowhead hunting. He basically loved anything outdoors and did so with his beloved companion T-Dot by his side. Anyone that knew Runt realized he had a passion for family history and antiquing. Runt was a one of a kind man that became a mentor to many young people that loved to call him uncle. He was known as the man that never wore shoes but if he wore them he would gladly give them to someone in need. He was a people person and never met a stranger. He was the kind of person that loved to take a recipe and make it his own just to have someone try it and enjoy the compliments. He may have come off strong but had a heart of gold and a great sense of humor. Runt will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Runt was preceded in death by his father Benjamin Nelson; brother Benjamin Nelson Jr.; grandfather Neal Nelson; uncle Joe Nelson; and cousin Bo Nelson. He leaves behind those to cherish his memories, his beloved wife Kathy of 33 years; his mother Jeri Nelson; his daughters Angela Nelson, Amber Ayres and her husband Justin Ayres; his wonderful grandchildren Jayden Ayres, Jake Ayres, Rouxel Waits, and Lorigan Tyler; his sister Terri Woody and her husband Tracy; grandmother Jewel Nelson; mother-in-law Charlotte Broussard; sisters-in-law Susan Williamson, Karen Covington and her husband Reid; nieces and nephews Shawn Covington, Britney Underwood, Tamara Rodriquez, Justin Woody, Ashley Salazar, Bethany Woody, Alex Radke, and Casey Radke; as well as numerous extended family members and friends. 
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Chap Cain, Brent Abernathy, Mark Porter, Raymond Turner, Frenchy France, Dave Wilcox, Jose Luis Pescador and Jim Glock. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Ben Beauoi.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4pm until 8pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at First Baptist Church, 405 Magnolia Avenue South, Anahuac, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Jackson Cemetery, Double Bayou, Texas.

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

Foster

Billie Jean Green Foster, 86, of Spring, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016, in Tomball.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland.

Billie was born April 2, 1930 in Pitkin, Louisiana, to parents; Mack L. and Mamie V. Stricklin Green.  A former resident of Richardson, Billie resided in Spring for the past 40 years.  She was a graduate of Hardin High School, a Girl Scout Leader, a retired sales associate for Sears Hardware and an active member of the North Oaks Baptist Church.  She also enjoyed camping, puzzles, and gardening.

Mrs. Foster was preceded in death by her parents, husband:  Kenneth L. Foster, Sr., her siblings, and great-grandchildren:  Caleb and Elisabeth.  She is survived by her sons:  Kenneth L. Foster, Jr. and wife Sharon of Garland and David M. Foster and wife Melinda of Bryan; daughters:  Diane Foster Ray Candler and husband Pete of Virginia, Patricia K. Reddick and husband Ron of Colorado, and Myra J. Feagin and husband Bruce of Lone Oak; brother-in-law:  Myron Foster and wife Sandra of Houston; grandchildren:  Brandi, Tracy, Rachel, Holly, Kerry, Jamie, Shaun, Cassie, Denise, Joey, Kiri, Tabitha, Heather, Elizabeth, and Amanda; great-grandchildren:  Ryan, Eugene, Aiden, Everett, Ashlyn, Alec, Grace, Elisabeth, Shelby, Shane, Lillie, Andrew, Brittany, Jemma, Jaxson, Liam, Arabella, Dylan, Katie, Jacob, Sabrina, Parker, Aurora, Cooper, Landrie, and Bryce on the way, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Rusk

Benny Lee Rusk, 91, of Liberty, Texas passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at his home.

Benny was born December 8, 1925 in Nederland, Texas. He went to grade school in Pasadena, attended college at Columbia University and University of Houston. He was a veteran who served in the Army from August 1944 to July 1946. During World War II, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was survived by his wife, Linda, of 31 years. His children: Nancy, and husband, Sonny Applebe, Benetta Rusk, Laura, and husband, Gene Schifani, Jill Rusk, and Ashlee, and husband Myles May, Sisters: Gytha McNair and Aileen Evans. Benny has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Benny is preceded in death by his parents: D. L. & Newel Rusk, brothers Cecil and Anthony Rusk, and sister, Marilyn Davis.

Benny was a retired farmer and rancher. He was former President of First State Bank in Liberty. From becoming a pilot, going on African Safari hunts to the countless hunting and fishing trips and establishing ranches across Texas, Benny lived a life full of adventure.  As a boxer for the Army, he traveled to many countries, fought in Madison Square Garden, even jogged with Dean Martin and Jerry Lee Lewis while they learned to ride a horse through Central Park.

Having grown up during the Great Depression, surviving WWII, and boxing for the Army, Benny strived for success in all facets in his life.  Whether it was banking, farming, ranching or flying, Benny exhibited leadership and generosity to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.  Through his hard work and dedication, Benny lived a life full of accomplishments and adventures.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Benny memory to the First United Methodist Church in Liberty or a charity of your choice.

Services for Benny Lee Rusk will be Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 10am at the First United Methodist Church in Liberty.  Visitation will be Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Moore

Neva Marie Conner Moore, 93, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016, in Dayton.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Huffman Cemetery in Huffman. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Marie was born September 9, 1923 in Houston, to parents; Lee and Dorothy Elsey Parker, and has been a lifelong resident of Dayton. She was a cafeteria cook for Dayton I.S.D. and member of the Gum Grove Baptist Church. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, church activities, reading her bible, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, husbands: Haze Conner and Verlon Moore, daughter: Hattie M. Wade, one brother, and numerous sisters. She is survived by her son: Eugene H. “Gene” Conner and wife Jenny of Dayton, sister: Dorothy Few of Dayton, son-in-law: Bill Wade of Dayton, grandchildren: Katy Miller and husband Jeff, Scotty Tauber and husband Mark, Matt Conner, Brett Conner and wife Amy, Lisa Wade, and Bryan “Bubba” Wade, great-grandchildren: Amber Wade, Kolby Wade, Dani Ward, Casey Ward, Haze Conner, Hollis Conner, Harrison Conner, Harper Conner, Kaelinn Marie Tauber, Karlee Tauber, Holden Miller, Sterling Miller, and Janson Miller, great great-granddaughter: Brynn Marie Diamond, numerous other relatives, and friends.

Guillory

Rose Guillory was born on April 1, 1928 to the late Aliday and Beatrice Semien, both of Church Point, Louisiana.  Rose was the 3rd of twelve (12) children.

Throughout her live, Rose was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a very hard worker.  She enjoyed everything, from time with her children, other family and friends, special dinners  after Sunday masses and special holidays.  She enjoyed playing bingo and entertaining family and friends.  She was a caregiver up to the age of 82 and truly enjoyed every minute of the care she provided to her patients.  She was a devote Catholic and spent many hours daily in prayer.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  She will lie-in-state Wednesday, December 28, 2016, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 101 Donatto St., Ames, Texas; Rosary will begin at 10:00 am, Mass starts - 11:00 am.  

Fr. Ayo Emmanuel Efodigbue, MSP officiating.

Interment is Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery – Ames, Texas.

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

Biano

Emerson Anne Biano, infant daughter of Brandon Biano and Taylor Clakley, of Kountze, TX, died Tuesday December 20, 2016 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas - Beaumont.

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

Those left behind to carry her on in their hearts are her grandparents, Danielle Deaton and husband David of Kountze, Shannon Garcia and husband Chris of Sour Lake, Amanda Clakley and husband Edward of Kirbyville and Cindy Biano and husband Harold Jr. of Hull., She is also survived by numerous great grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Henley

Jerry Lee Henley, age 70 of Liberty, died December 23, 2016 at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty. 

Jerry was born May 20, 1946 in Stanton Island, NY, daughter of Dempsie and Patricia Henley.  She attended Liberty High School and was in the real estate business.  While growing up, Jerry enjoyed horseback riding as well as being in the country.  But most of all, Jerry loved caring for her sons.

Jerry was preceded in death by her father.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, mother; Patricia Henley of Liberty, sons; Jeff Aycock and wife Mandy of Baytown, Chris Aycock of Belize, sister; Holly Henley of Liberty, brother; Scott Henley of Liberty, and grandchildren; Cierra Rose and Madison Aycock.

Services for Jerry Lee Henley will be Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Concord Cemetery in Rye, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Holley

Gary W. Holley, 70, of Kenefick, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016, in Baytown.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 26, 2016, at the Kenefick Civic Center with services concluding thereafter. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Gary was born June 15, 1946 in Arcadia, Louisiana, to parents; Edwin A. Holley and Mary Lucille King, a former resident of Baytown, and has resided in Kenefick for the past 40 years. He was a graduate of Arcadia High School, attended Lee College, veteran of the US Army with service during Vietnam, a retired pipefitter for DuPont, and worked part time for Cooper Electric. He held memberships in the Elks Lodge where he had held the position of ER, along with many other positions and was a current board member of ESD-1. He was also a member of Kenefick Civic Center, Kenefick Smokers BBQ team, Dayton Young Farmers, and Three Mile Hunting Club, lifetime NRA, and International Chemical Workers Union Gary was a life member of the HLSR and former chief of the Kenefick Volunteer Fire Department. He was past Kenefick City CouncilmanHe also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising longhorn cattle. He truly loved his family and he was the best PawPaw hugs giver.

Mr. Holley was preceded in death by his father: Edwin A. Holley, mother: Mary Lucille King Peeples, son: Robert Nelson Holley, brothers: Walter and Waymon Holley, sister: Janice Combs, and brothers-in-law: Gene Addington, Lloyd Addington, and Tom Combs. He is survived by his wife of 34 years: Lela Addington Holley, son: Wes Holley of Kenefick, daughter: Wendy Bode and husband Rodney of Dayton, brothers-in-law: George Addington and wife Linda of Dayton and Johnny Addington of Nacogdoches, sisters-in-law: Fain Addington of Dayton, and Zo Holley of Mt. Home, Arkansas; grandchildren: Ethan Wade Holley, Nikki McMahan and husband Matt, Brittany Holcomb, and Angelica Holley, great-grandchildren: Scarlett McMahan, Calvann McMahan, and Kenzie Holcomb, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire, donations may be made to the Liberty Elks Lodge in Gary’s name.

Nelson

On November 26, 1956, Mrs. Janice P. LaCour Nelson was born in Houston, Texas to the late Percy and Ella Mae LaCour.

Janice attended Jefferson Davis Senior High School in Houston, Texas. She was an honor student. She continued her education at Lee College in Baytown, Texas. After two years she received her degree in Business Administration. When she finished school Janice moved to Dayton, Texas.

Janice accomplished so many achievement and met every personal goal she set in her life time. She was very generous, kind, loving woman and would do anything for anyone who truly needed it. Janice touched the hearts and lives of so many people.

Janice was preceded in death by two brothers: Woodie Briscoe, Jr. and Humphrey Briscoe, one son: David C. Nelson II.
Janice leaves to cherish her memories her children; Michael A. Pennywell, Kelly M. Pennywell, Lanetta P. Nelson, Anthony J. H Nelson and Christopher A. Simien; one sister: Renee DeWalt; one brother: Donnie Briscoe. Janice was also a proud grandmother to fifteen grandchildren. She also has one great grandchild Noah “Dudie”. Her grandbabies call her “Grea”.
On December 16, 2016. Janice P. LaCour-Nelson received her wings and a key to a paradise in the sky. Mrs. Janice P. LaCour-Nelson will forever be on our hearts and minds. Rest Easy!

Visitation will is Friday, December 23, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and will lie-in-state Saturday, December 24, 2016, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 801 S. Colbert St., Dayton, Texas; funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM.

Pastor Dwight Pruitt officiating.

Interment is in Wells Memorial Cemetery - Liberty, Texas.

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

Coleman

On Friday, December 16, 2016, Isaac Coleman died surrounded by his family. 

Isaac was born on June 19, 1937 to Phillip and Helen Coleman of Devers, Texas. Isaac attended public school in Liberty Independence School District. Isaac excepted Christ and was baptized at an early age.   He met and married Ada Booze in 1957, to this union three children were born, Rickey, Emma and Pamela.  He was employed as a farmer. He later became a truck driver until his retirement.

Isaac was preceded in death by his parents: Phillip and Helen Coleman, brother Johnny and two granddaughters (Shawna and Catrina).  Isaac leaves to cherish his loving memories; his wife Ada, one son: Rickey Coleman (Cheryl); two daughters: Emma Coleman Lewis (Anthony), Pamela Lewis (Kenneth) all of Houston, Texas; three brothers: Albert Coleman of Houston, Philip Coleman and Wilton Bellard (Juanita) both of Devers, Texas, eight grandchildren, eleven great-grand children and seven great -great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will is Friday, December 23, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and Saturday, December 24, 2016, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel; funeral services will begin at 2:00 PM.  

Pastor Michael Landry will be officiating.

Interment is in Wells Memorial Cemetery - Liberty, Texas.

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

Randolph

Catherine Randolph died Friday, December 16, 2016 in San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown, Texas following an illness of several months.

She was born in Liberty, Texas at Kersting Memorial Hospital and attended school at West Liberty High School graduating in 1966.

Survivors include four sons Craig Steven Terrell, Brian Keith, Henry James, John Douglas, one daughter: Tonya Arleen Sheppard, adopted sons: Benjamin Cornell, and Donald Bulay. Two grandsons: Devon Craig Terrell, De’JongeRaShard Robinson, adopted grandchildren KaleceaChevon “Tinka” Dixon, Eziah Ellis.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel on  Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  She will lie-in-state Friday, December 23, 2016, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church, 808 Washington St., Liberty, Texas; funeral services will follow 11:00 AM.

Pastor L C Speights is officiating.

Interment is in Wells Memorial Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

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

Richardson

Jeffery Wade Richardson, 31, of Port Arthur, Texas, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 17, 2016 in his home.

He was born on October 16, 1985 in Galveston, Texas to James Jeffrey and Julia Lynn McDaniel Richardson. Jeff graduated from Anahuac High School class of 2003. Shortly after high school, he relocated to the Port Arthur area where he worked for the last 5-6 years as a Concierge doing multiple jobs including decorating and event planning for Studio 6 hotel.

Jeff was a momma’s boy who adored his extremely large family and his friends. He loved always spending time with his siblings, nieces and nephews. Jeff would even host slumber parties at his home for the kids. He was very artistic by nature and most referred to him as the “master decorator” in the family. Jeff loved to cook and experiment with his cooking. He was a kind, loving soul who never met a stranger and had an absorbent number of friends. Jeff would do just about anything to gain attention and he had to always be the center of attention whenever he was. He was a pet fanatic who loved his animals dearly and has had an array of creatures in his lifetime from bearded dragons, snakes, cats, dogs, ducks, coons and squirrels.

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Julia Richardson; his paternal grandparents Joy and Loyd Green. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his father James “Jamie” Richardson of Anahuac; his daughter Torrance Olivia Richardson of Lumberton; his brother Nathaniel Richardson and wife Betty of Anahuac; his sisters Brandy Perez and husband Louis of Houston and Shae’na Vasquez and husband Adib of Port Neches; his maternal grandparents Bobby and Judy McDaniel of Anahuac; his paternal grandfather Tony Richardson; his numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family members and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10am until 11am on Friday, December 23, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. Funeral services will begin immediately following the visitation at 11am, with Bro Mark Pagels officiating. It was Jeff’s wishes to be cremated and placed with his mother Julia.

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

Peters

Amie Coleleen Peters, 47, of Bacliff, Texas received her angel wings on December 17, 2016, while at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

She courageously fought a 20-year battle with a rare blood disorder, TTP.

Born Amie Coleleen Westcott, on October 3, 1969, to parents Peggy Ilene Thornton and Calvin Hugh Westcott. Amie graduated from Clear Creek High School in 1988, where she was known as Amie Dobbs. She enjoyed crafts, drawing, painting, and was very creative and artistic. This was shown in her ability to style hair. Amie was one of the best hairstylists in the area. She had a heart as big as Texas and was marvelous at caring for her family and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her bonus father, Pee Wee Dobbs; her maternal grandfather, Lloyd (Skeet) Thornton; her paternal grandparents, Richard and Cody Westcott; her bonus paternal grandparents, Bill and Elaine Dobbs; and her bonus maternal grandparents, Joseph and Marge Hammond.

Amie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 27 years, David Dean Peters; her son Zachary Dean Peters; her mother, Peggy Ilene Dobbs; her father, Calvin H. Westcott; her bonus mom, Lisa Westcott; sisters Debbie Thompson and husband Jimmy; Mindy Dobbs; Tammy Mason; Laura Westcott and brothers Scott Harris Dobbs and Alex Westcott; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She also had an abundance of friends who meant the world to her--she considered them her family.

Visitation was held with the family from 6:00 to 7:00pm on December 21, 2016 in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home, 851 FM 517 Rd. W, Dickinson, Texas 77539.

Funeral services were held at 7:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate plasma, whole blood, platelets or money to Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Trahan

June Trahan of Sour Lake, died on Saturday December 17, 2016 at Christus Hospital in Beaumont. She was 82.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday December 20, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

June was born November 10 1934 in Kountze, to her parents A.R. Fillingim and Leo Davis. she had lived in Sour Lake since 1955 and was an homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Ronnie Trahan brother, Donald Fillingin. Sisters, Lois Shorten, Mary Lou Hutto and Alice Ray.

Survivors are her husband of 64 years Herbert Trahan of Sour Lake; son Timmy Trahan and wife Dana of Sour Lake; and daughter, Teresa " Teri " Trahan of Sour Lake, sister, Doris Snyder of Henderson, NV, and sister in law,Bessie Trahan of Saratoga. Grandson, Gary Trahan of Sour Lake, and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of loving friends who will miss her very much. The family would like to thank The ICU nurses on the 4th floor for their wonderful care.

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.

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

Edmondson

Hollis Edward "Butch" Edmondson Jr. of Hull, died on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at his daughters residence in New Caney. He was 73.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta with Reverend Jeff Stracner officiating.

Hollis was born September 13, 1943 in Memphis, TN, to Hollis Edward Edmondson Sr. and Mary Louise Reese. He lived in Hull for most of his life and was a retired oilfield and iron worker.

Hollis is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Deborah Edmondson.

He is survived by his son, Hollis Edward Edmondson III and wife Connie of Hull, daughters, Carol Doland and husband Bruce of Vidor, Latonya Stracner and husband Jeff of New Caney, Debbie LeNormand and husband William of Hull, Jerri Willis of Daisetta and DeeAnn Ard and husband Kimmie of Hull, A brother, Billy Wayne Edmondson Sr. and wife Judy of Hull. Hollis is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Hollis Edward "Butch" Edmondson Jr. please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Smikal

Jerry George Smikal, 77, of Eastgate, died Friday, December 18, 2016, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Eastgate. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Jerry was born July 2, 1939 in Dayton, to parents; Antone and Bessie Vyoral Smikal, and has been a lifelong resident of Eastgate. He was a cherry picker operator for Brown and Root and had also been employed by the Liberty County Water District as a dragline operator before retiring. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, his cattle, tractor work, and his dogs.

Mr. Smikal was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 39 years: Erlene B. McCarter Smikal, and all of his siblings: Steve, Bill, Emil, Albert, Marion, and Jessie Smikal, Frances Young, Agnes Kowis, Mary Symoheyl, Mildred Brannan, and Toni Janik. He is survived by his daughter: Amy Wallette and husband Everett of Kenefick, son: Terry Graham and wife Debbie of Eastgate, grandchildren: Candice Piffer and Brandi Pope, great-granddaughter: Zoey Grace, nephew: David Smikal and wife Mandy, numerous other relatives, and friends.

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever beleive on him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

For those who desire, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Jerry’s name.

McManus

Mr. Dennis Gayle McManus, 62, a lifetime resident of Wallisville, Texas, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in Winnie, Texas.

He was born on September 13, 1954 in Woodville, Texas to John “Baby” and Marcell Davis McManus. Dennis graduated from Anahuac High School class of 1973, where he played football, basketball and ran track. Dennis was also the Area IX president of the FFA and was on the debate team. After graduating, he attended Lee College. He worked for Chambers County in the maintenance department for many years, among other things. Dennis was a worker.

Dennis was a member of Middleton Memorial United Methodist Church in Wallisville. Dennis loved nature and enjoyed being outdoors. He would volunteer at the National Wildlife Refuge, He enjoyed gardening and riding his bicycle. Dennis loved people and never met a stranger. He enjoyed joking and making people smile. He was compassionate and cared for his fellow man, never wanting anyone to be sad. He didn’t want others to struggle with enjoying the good this in life. If you were struggling to feed your family, he would give you what he could. It might have been the lemons and oranges or even the grapefruit from the trees that surround his family home. If that wasn’t enough he would bring you several buckets of cumcuats, but most of the time a big hug and a smile made everything better. If you met Dennis once, you would never forget him. He left an everlasting mark on your heart. Dennis was loved by all whom crossed his path.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his siblings Carol McManus of Wallisville, David McManus and wife Jennifer of Wallisville, Daniel McManus and his fiancée Janeen Vargas of Wallisville, Rebecca McManus Thornton and husband Bill of Crosby and George McManus of Wallisville; his three nieces and a nephew; and other loving relatives and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Honoring the family and serving as pallbearers will be Jon McManus, Alan Hall, Wade Ballinger, Robbie McManus, Charles McManus and Greg Edwards.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5pm until 7pm on Sunday, December 17, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Monday, December 18, 2016 at Middleton Memorial United Methodist Church in Wallisville, Texas. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Worthy Cemetery in Liberty, Texas.

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

Curtis

Yvonnede Kay Curtis, 66, of Liberty, died on Thursday December 15, 2016 at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center.

Yvonnede was born Feburary 03, 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas to her parents James Sewell and Lila Tubbee Sewell. She had lived in Liberty since 1990 and was homemaker and had attended First Baptist Church of Daisetta when she was able.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Lonnie Sewell, Michael Sewell, and Carlos Sewell.

Survivors left to cherish her memory includes her husband of 43 years, Jerry D. Curtis of Liberty. Daughter, Amanda Hawkins of Liberty, brothers, Richard James Sewell and wife Brenda of Amarillo, and Edward Sewell of Oklahoma.

Sisters include Michelle Stickies and husband Tom of Amarillo, Carla Varela and husband Jose of Lubbock. Grandchildren are Cody, Jeremiah, Hannah, and Isabella. She is also survived by many nieces nephews and other family members who loved her and will miss her dearly.

Honorary pallbearers are Oscar Pichardo, Joseph Hawkins, Justin McMillen, Cecile Walker, Derrick Tanner, Randall George and Jimmy Beamer.

A service of remembrance will be held Sunday December 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. till time of service at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

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

Franklin

Linda Kaye Franklin, 61, of Katy, formerly of Cleveland, died on Tuesday December 13, 2016 at Houston Methodist West Hospital in Katy.

Linda was born September 08, 1955 in Liberty, to her parents Lewis D. Graham and Tressie L. Bailey Graham. She had lived in Cleveland, for many years before moving to Katy and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Tressie Franklin and husband Dyllan of Katy, and her grandchildren Rikki and Samuel, and a host of other relatives and friends who loved her and will miss her very much.

Cremation service handled under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100." Celebrating 10 years of earning trust one family at a time."

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

Price

Gladys Mildred Price, 90, a longtime resident of Baytown, Texas died on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at home in Dayton.

Service for Mildred will be 3:00 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. The family will receive friends 1:00 p.m. until service time on Monday.

Mildred was born February 9, 1926 to Waldo Marcus Mason and Virginia Edith Boykin Mason in Quitman, Mississippi. Mildred went to school in a one room school house in the Piney Woods of the Community of Elwood. After leaving school, prior to WWII she worked as a welder at the Mobile, Alabama shipyard until the end of the war. She spent her formative years in Mississippi and her adult life in Texas.

Mildred enjoyed gardening, sewing, making baby blankets, fishing, dancing and trail rides. She loved her family always putting them first and cooking wonderful meals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Opal Lucas, brother, Marcus Waldo Mason, daughters, JoAnn Williams and Janice Pileski, sons-in-law, Gene Addington and Roy Byrne, daughter-in-law, Kathy Price and great-grandsons, Chase Siebert and John Addington. She is survived by sons, Charlie Ed Price, Jr. and wife Christy, Rodney Wayne Price, Sr.; daughters, Leta Fain Addington, and Kenya Renee Byrne; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 4 great great-grandchildren and many more to come; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Clapper

Russel W. Clapper, age 94, of Anahuac, Texas died Saturday, December 10, 2016 at San Jacinto Hospital, Baytown, Texas.

His wife Jeanne of 67 years predeceased him on July 3, 2012.  Russel Clapper, known better as Russ, was employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 42 years.  Russ and Jeanne’s contributions to the community of Anahuac are found in the prolific wildlife of the Anahuac, McFaddin, Texas Point and Moody refuges and the beautiful artwork found in homes and businesses of this area and across the country.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016 in First Baptist Church, Anahuac, Texas.  Interment will follow in the Anahuac Cemetery.  Visitation of family and friends will be at the church on Saturday from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.

Russ is survived by his sons Rob Clapper and wife Georgia of Anahuac, and Doug Clapper and wife Lena of Aztec, NM; grandchildren Rob R and wife Melissa, Tom and wife Amy, Matt and wife Darleen, Stephanie, and  Chris and wife Heather ; and great grandchildren: Kade, Gunner, William, Ryann, Jacob, Caitlyn, and Lila and a host of other family and friends.

Russ moved to Anahuac in 1963 to be the first Manager of the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge where he guided the refuge through its first quarter century.  The federal government established the refuge in 1963 with 9,853 acres of coastal prairie marshland in southern Chambers County on land obtained from the Guy Cade Jackson family.  During Russ’ management, land acquisitions including a major one from the Barrow ranch expanded the refuge to 24,293 acres.  When he retired in 1987, Russ was overseeing 79,711 acres and was Manager of the Anahuac refuge, the McFaddin and Texas Point refuges along the Texas coast near Beaumont, and the Moody National Wildlife Refuge at Smith Point.

Russ’ major emphasis during his management was to preserve the marshlands and wetlands along the upper Texas coast, which are critical to the many species of waterfowl and shorebirds in the nation’s central flyway.  The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge now attracts thousands of visitors each year including bird-watchers, photographers, students, hunters, fishermen and nature lovers of all sorts and has to many put Anahuac on the map.

Russ is preceded in death by his parents, Chelsea and Edith Clapper, brothers and sisters: Donald Clapper, Dorothy Mabry, Mary Jo Clark, and sister-in-law- Marjorie Clapper, his mother-in-law, Frances Monroe Briggs.

Lasyone

Roy Clarence Lasyone, Jr., 69, of Dayton, died Wednesday, 14, 2016, in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 19, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with services concluding thereafter. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Roy was born November 17, 1947 in Pineville, Louisiana, to parents; Roy C., Sr. and Dorothy Grey Lasyone, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton for the past 20 years. He was a graduate of the Montgomery High School, a veteran of the US Army with service during Vietnam, and a heavy equipment operator for Republic Services for over 44 years. He also enjoyed his grandchildren sports activities, his work, and spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Lasyone was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Dwain “Willie” Lasyone, and niece: Tanisha Roberts. He is survived by his son: Jeremiah Lasyone and wife Katie of Georgetown, daughters: Jessica Lasyone of Illinois, Nicole Prasek and husband Leon of Rosanky, Hope Lasyone of Dayton, Jordan Lasyone of Dayton, and Danielle Lasyone, sister: Darlene Johnson of Louisiana, grandchildren: Hayden and Kamryn Lasyone, Bradyn, Ethan, and Colton Prasek, numerous other relatives, and friends.

Cooper

Lynton “Bobo” Sparkman Cooper Jr. age 58 of Liberty, Texas died Sunday December 11, 2016 at his home.

Lynton was born March 28, 1958 in Mansfield, Ohio the son of the late Rev. Lynton Sparkman Cooper Sr. and Rev. Thelma Blair Cooper. Lynton worked for years doing remodeling and forms of construction with his brother. He also worked for Dragon as a sandblaster and painter and Syntex Agriculture Business as a Chemical Engineer.  He will be remembered for his love of family especially his nieces and nephews. He was a kind, gentle, and patient man, who never got upset. He took great care of his parents as they aged, he would drive them all over the country so that they could continue to minister and spread the good word throughout numerous churches for the Church of God. Lynton served in the US Navy from 1979 to 1981 where he served aboard the USS Plunger.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a sister Katherine Majors.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his siblings: Thomas Cooper and wife Irene; Walter Cooper and wife Elizabeth; Joseph Cooper; Evelyn Dean and husband Steve; and Kevin Cooper. In addition he leaves a host of beloved nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at noon Friday December 16, 2016 at Palms Memorial Park, Dayton, Texas.  Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Petters

Evelyn Annie Kovalcik Petters, 83, of Eastgate, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in Conroe.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with rosary services at 7 p.m., Monday, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at the St. Anne’s Mission Catholic Church in Eastgate. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Evelyn was born December 19, 1932 in Eastgate, to parents; Adolph Kovalcik and Stephie Dlouhy, a former resident of Crosby, and has resided in Eastgate for the past 42 years. She was a member of St. Anne Mission Catholic Church. She also enjoyed puzzles, fishing, gardening, quilting, shopping, and making kolaches.

Mrs. Petters was preceded in death by her husband: Jimmy G. Petters, grandson: Devin Anderson, father: Adolph Kovalcik, and mother: Stephie Dlouhy Skarpa. She is survived by her sons: Vincent Petters and wife Donna of Eastgate and Jeffrey Petters and wife Deleta of Crosby, daughter: Katrina McNeely and husband David of Kingwood, brother: Felix Skarpa and wife Marie of Dayton, sisters: Stephie Kolek and husband Charles of Eastgate, Albina Ubnoskye of Eastgate, Annie Mae Marek and husband Frank of Spring, Martha Pollock and husband Edward of Eastgate, and Doris Stark of Eastgate, grandchildren: Paul Petters and fiancé Taylor Webb, Sarah Petters, Brice Petters, Savannah Petters, and Eric McNeely, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Gilbert

James Clayton “Curly” Gilbert, 85, was born on May 18th, 1931 in Baytown, Texas to Martin and Ruby Bell Gilbert.

He went to meet The Master Carpenter on Sunday, December 11th, 206 with his family by his side.

James (Pawpaw) was best known for his love of fishing, his amazing carpentry work, his lack of words and the amount of love he had for all his grands and greats. He was everyone’s Pawpaw James.

James served in the United States Army for 15 years. He fought in the Vietnam and Korean Wars before he was honorably discharged, working up from being a cook to becoming a Sergeant.

James was preceded in death by his anchor in life, Edna Hisler; daughter-in-law Mary Gilbert; son Kenneth “Puppy” Lawson Gilbert; brother John Norman Gilbert; sister Luther Faye; and his parents Martin and Ruby Bell Gilbert.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters Margaret Timbs and husband Dan, Nadja Woody and husband Jay; Patricia Hisler and Yvette Hisler; his sons John Gilbert, Robby Hisler and wife Linda, Bill Hisler and wife Anita and Randy Hisler; as well as COUNTLESS grandbabies and great-grandbabies. James is also survived by his brother Kenneth M. Gilbert and wife Sue; his sister Sylvia Owens; and many other loving family members and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10am until 11am on Thursday, December 15, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas 77514. Funeral services will begin at 11am at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will follow at 2pm in White Oak Cemetery in New Caney, Texas.

Honoring the family and serving as pallbearers will be Rusty Dominy, Matthew Cockrell, Larry Johnson, Lance Johnson, George Hisler and Cody Wright. Honorary pallbearer will be Justin Hisler.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Jordan

Charles Benjamin Jordan, 78, of Liberty, Texas, died Friday, December 9, 2016 at his home in Liberty.

He was born on May 6, 1938 in Peace Dale, Rhode Island to William and Mary Banning Jordan. Charles joined the United States Army and proudly served his country. He worked as a Biomedical Technician for the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affair Medical Center in Houston. Charles retired from the VA hospital in 2002 after 23 years of employment.

Charles had several hobbies, some of which included fishing, gambling on the slot machines and playing music on his guitar or keyboards. He also liked to throw out quotes in general conversations.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Norman and Jim Jordan; his sisters Helen Powell, Patricia Walker, Betty Corley and Linda Fagan; and his stepson Dennis Johnson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, loving wife of 48 years, Inez Ebarb Jordan; his children Charlie Jordan and wife Stephanie of Carrollton, TX and Lori Taylor and husband Donny of Raywood; his stepdaughters Pamela Bradley of Deer Park and Bonnie Conway and husband Pete of Kennesaw, Georgia; his 9 grandchildren and his 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Charles will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Ambrose

Dorothy Louise Tullos Ambrose, age 88 of Hardin, died December 9, 2016 at Magnolia Place in Liberty, TX.

Dorothy was born September 14, 1928 in Hardin, TX to Albert Benjamin Tullos and Verna Barrett Tullos.  She graduated from Hardin High School in 1945 and married O.F. “Buster” Ambrose on April 26, 1947 in Liberty, TX.  Dorothy worked as a bank teller for many years at the former First State Bank and eventually was the bookkeeper for Ambrose Plumbing in Hardin, TX.  She was a lifelong member of the Hardin United Methodist Church and was the church pianist/organist serving in that capacity for over sixty years until her health declined in 2015.  Dorothy served on several committees at the church and was actively involved in the CIA and Senior Citizen’s activities.  She was a very devoted Christian woman and loved the Lord with all her being.  She was a loving mother to her four sons and dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She loved working in her yard, keeping her house spotless and taking little road trips and shopping with her two cousins.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her two sisters; Chessie Tullos Bailey and Ima Jean Tullos Hubbard. 

She is survived her by four sons; Elton Ambrose of Hardin, TX, Bobby Ambrose and wife Janice of Tomball, TX, Dennis Ambrose of Austin, TX and David Ambrose and wife Tammy of Orange, TX.  Also surviving are six grandchildren; Shanna Ambrose Lorence, Matt Ambrose, Lindsey Ambrose Stanley, Jarrod Ambrose, Rebecca Ambrose and China Burks and eight great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are two “sister” cousins; Betty Jo Koen and Joyce Davis that she loved as sisters.

In lieu of usual remembrances, please make memorial contributions to the Hardin United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 134, Hardin, TX  77561.

Services for Dorothy Louise Tullos Ambrose will be Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 10am at Hardin United Methodist Church in Hardin with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday, December 12, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralserice.com.

Irvin

Jerry M. Irvin Sr. 76, of Silsbee, TX died Dec. 05, 2016.

Services will be Dec. 10, 2016 at First Missionary Baptist Church 625 2nd St. Silsbee, TX. Visitation will begin at 12Noon until funeral at 2PM. Interment will be in Rock Hill Cemetery, Jasper TX.

Cherishing his memories are a host of family and friends.

Mr. Irvin's services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, TX.) 409-385-1122; "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

Whittington

Niesha L. Whittington 28, of Hankamer, TX. died Dec. 05, 2016.

Services are Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church 213 Albrittion Gully Rd. Hankamer, TX. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon until funeral at 2PM. Interment will be in Richardson Cemetery Hankamer, TX.

Cherishing her memories are father: Howard Whittington and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ms. Whittington'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

Redmon

Mrs. Thelma Jean Redmon 69, of Liberty, TX died Dec. 03, 2016.

Services will be Saturday Dec. 10, 2016 at Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church 1600 Wallisville Rd. Liberty, TX. Visitation will begin at 11AM until funeral at 1PM. Interment will be in Lone Star Cemetery Liberty Texas.

Thelma was born in Gilmer, Texas, November 28, 1947 to the proud parents of Hilton Cuba and Mrs. Frankie Mae Freeman Cuba.

Reared in Oak Grove Community in Gilmer, Texas where she attended Bruce High School and attended Oak Grove C.M.E. Church. Later moved to Houston, Texas and then Liberty, Texas. Thelma and George W Redmon Sr, was married on July 2, 1984.

Proceeding in death were brothers: Hilton Cuba Jr, Ila Ray Cuba and sisters: Rosemary Turner, Frankie Jackson and Emily Moore

Cherishing her memories are husband. George W. Redmon Sr., Children: James Cuba (Sharon), George W Redmon Jr (Shari), Tracy M Grimes (Duane), Friday Hawkins (Roy). Sisters: Eula Ozunia (Rueben) of Houston, Texas, Carolyn Whitaker of Jacksonville, Texas, Maggie Hooks of San Diego, California, Joann Birdine (J.T.) of Leesburg, Texas and Fredricka Mathis of Gilmer, Texas. Brothers: Lavern Dixon (Sherry) of Washington, Texas, Gerald Cuba, Mario Cuba (Myeisha), Willie Darden (Kim), Ronald Darden (Teresa) and Laurence Darden all of Gilmer, Texas. Uncle: Bonnie Cuba of Longview, Texas. 17 grandkids and a host of great grands, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Redmon'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

Griffin

Juanita Moore Griffin, 83, of Liberty, died December 4, 2016 at Methodist Hospital of Houston to reunite with her Lord and Savior.

Visitors are welcome Thursday December 8, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc located in Batson, Texas. Funeral service will also be held December 8, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Service Chapel with Reverend Dick Lintelman officiating. Burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty TX.
Juanita was born on October 15, 1933 in Liberty, TX to parents Willis Thibodeaux and Ovena Blanchard Thibodeaux. She later married Donald Moore and they resided in Liberty then moving later on to Smith Point, TX. While in Smith Point they operated a shrimp Boat, Miss Nita, for several years. After the loss of Donald, she returned to Liberty and married Henry Lee Griffin.

Never wavering in her Christian faith and always positive no matter what life events came her way, she loved life. She made the most of any and all opportunities offered to her while on this earth. She had an infectious personality and generosity that will be missed by all that knew her. She will be remembered by her smile, laughter, kindness, and nurturing traits. Juanita was a very vibrant individual, keeping herself busy with her many hobbies, such as sewing, painting, traveling, socializing, and entertaining. You name it, she “seized the moment” every chance she had! She loved her numerous family members and friends and would do anything for them. Her love of children within her immediate family and beyond led her to raise and teach those children, based on Proverbs 22:5-7 which states “Train a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it”. She taught many life-long skills and lessons to these children that will remain throughout their lives.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Donald Moore, and 13 siblings.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Lee Griffin and her stepsons; Henry Lee Jr., Randy, and Bruce, her sisters; Anna Fregia and husband C.D., and Caroline Goins Martin and husband Jimmy, her brother; Phill Thibodeaux and wife Pat, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and her extended Smith Point, Texas family.

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. Celebrating 10 years of earning your trust one family at a time.

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

Tomlinson

Reverend Alvin Leo Tomlinson of Saratoga, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday December 2, 2016. He was 90.

Brother Alvin was born July 8, 1926 in Saratoga, to Johnnie Robinson Tomlinson and Mattie Alice Biddle. He had moved from Crestone, Colorado in 1983 to Saratoga, where he had lived most of his life.

He had earned his Bachelor Of Science Degree and was a school teacher and had taught at West Hardin Independent School District for many years. He had also worked as an oilfield worker, and was a Southern Baptist Minister and a WW II U.S. Navy Veteran and member of West End Baptist Church of Saratoga.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life wife, Lucille " Lou" Tomlinson who left him on July 13, 2014. Sons, Dana Tomlinson and Brad Tomlinson. Brothers, Basil Tomlinson, Johnnie Tomlinson, and sister, Geraldine Peco.

Brother Alvin is survived by his brother, Calvin " Pee Wee" Tomlinson and wife Billie Jean of Saratoga. Grandchildren are Tamera, Emily, Chana, Zach, Stad and Brenna. Great Grandchildren: 9.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at The First Assembly of God Church in Saratoga, with Grandson, Zach Tomlinson and Pastor Keith de la Moriniere of West End Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Old Hardin cemetery in Kountze.

There will be a gathering of family and his many friends on Monday December 5, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at First Assembly of God Church of Saratoga.

Serving as pallbearers are Bubba Tomlinson, Chris Ronalder, Zach Tomlinson, Stad Tomlinson, Emily Tomlinson, Acy Creel, Jerrami Huitt, and Ed Holland.

Honorary pallbearers are Calvin " Pee Wee" Tomlinson, Hayden Tomlinson, A.J. Ashworth, Johnathan Hollen, Gavin Huitt, and Luke Tomlinson.

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. Celebrating 10 years of trust one family at a time..

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Reverend Alvin Leo Tomlinson please visit our Sympathy Store faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

 

Griffin

Robert “Bobby” Wayne Griffin, 66, of Moss Hill died Friday, December 02, 2016 in Liberty.

Memorial service will be 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.
Bobby was a lifelong resident of Liberty County. He attended Dayton schools and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was known as Little Tex.

He previously worked as an electrician for G. E. He had a great love for his family, fishing, hunting, and golf. Bobby loved high school sports especially his beloved Broncos and was SETX sports writer for many years. He started Dayton Booster Club and the first DHS Golf Team. He was an active member of Rose Hill St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Cold Spring and he sang in the choir. Bobby had a passion for gardening just like his mother and enjoyed sharing his beautiful mustard greens with his friends and family. He was quite the baker, making cookies, cakes and other delicious creations. He could cook 600 pork steaks at one time. He was an avid story teller, jokester, and prankster with his family enjoying it all.

Bobby was preceded in death by his father, Sterling Griffin; his mother, Betty Jean “Patsy” Kelley Cantin; stepfather, Red Cantin; and brother, Glen Alan Griffin.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Henscey; sons, Jimmy Griffin and wife Michelle, Jeffery Griffin, Blake Griffin and wife Melanie, Kim Cox and wife Barbara, Cory Cox; sisters, Laura Pickett and husband Carl; brother, Jimmy “Bimbo” Griffin and wife Sherry; grandchildren, Troy, Chad, Rachel, Emily, Konstantine and Killian; nieces and nephews, Logan Pickett and wife Megan, Lyndsay Burgoyne and husband Drew; Cory Pickett, Hannah Griffin Pray and husband Austin; great-nephews, Triston, Korbyn, Ryder, and great-niece, Lux; also numerous other relatives and friends.

Tucker

Theodore Tucker, a longtime resident of Dayton, Texas, died Sunday, November, 27th, 2016; he was 76 years old.

Services will be in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas on Monday, December 5th, 2016. A viewing will begin at 10:00 AM followed by an 11:00 AM funeral. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Texas.

Born March 16th, 1940 in Caruthersville, Missouri, Mr. Tucker was retired from Union Pacific Railroad and Missouri Pacific Railroad companies.

Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by his son, Theodore Tucker III, who was born November 12th, 1972 and taken December 7th, 2009; and two brothers, James W. Tucker and John L. Tucker. Surviving loved ones include his daughter, Faith Ann, and her husband Dennis Young, of Little Rock, Arkansas; grandchildren include Amber Menard, Aaron Menard, and Kyle Tucker. Mr. Tucker is also survived by three sisters, Mary Logan of Kingwood, Texas, Louise Sanders of Beaumont, Texas, and Shirley Thomas of Beach City, Texas.

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

Medina

Carlos Medina, Jr., 65, of Porter, died Saturday, November 26, 2016, in Kingwood, surrounded by family.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 2016, followed by a celebration of Carlos’s life until 5 pm at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Carlos was born March 17, 1951, in Dayton, to parents Carlos, Sr. and Josie Medina, a former resident of Dayton, and has resided in Porter for the past 30 years. He was a truck driver for Texan Transportation. He also enjoyed bow hunting, fishing, carpentry, and cooking.

Mr. Medina is preceded in death by his father: Carlos Medina, Sr. and his brother: Mike Medina. He is survived by his wife: Cynthia Medina, daughter and son-in-law: Carly and Thomas Hudson, sons: Casey and Cody Medina, granddaughter: Harper Hudson, mother: Josie Medina, brothers: Pete Medina and Mark Medina, sisters: Martina Medina and Eloise Medina, numerous other relatives, and friends.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to any of the following:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation at tpwf.org
National Park Foundation at nationalparks.org
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry at fhfh.org

Hebert

Vemis Hebert died Saturday, November 26, 2016 at San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown, Texas.

Vemis (Fat) as he was known by family members and close friends was born on October 25, 1937 to the late Gabe and Lorena Hebert, Sr. He was the youngest son of five sisters and five brothers. Vemis graduated from Colbert High School in Dayton, Texas.

Vemis enjoyed dressing up and sitting around with family. Listening to music was one of his most pleasurable pastimes. 

Vemis was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters Vivian Mayes, Teresa Wilson, Verlee Taylor and Artis Maye Charles; his brothers Hayward, Orzie, Gabe, Jr., Lawrence and Lenard Hebert; his very special nephews Askay Everett and Mark Hebert; and a very special niece June Jackson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his very special nieces Camellia Ann Semien, Belinda Joyce Tousant, Michele Rena Papillion, Ramona Yvette Reed, Donna Kay Harris and Tonya Denise Hebert; his very special nephews Orrin Wayne Hebert, Kenneth Ray Hebert, Norman Wayne Hebert, Donald Jay Hebert and Kevin Earl Tousant; his sister Hilda (Faye) Taylor; and a host of extended family and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 9am to 11am on Saturday, December 5, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 602 North Main in Dayton. Funeral service will begin at 11am in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Hard

After many, many years of battling multiple health conditions, Bennie Dale Hard, 72 of Hull, died at 10:55pm on November 27, 2016, surrounded by family.

He was married to his beautiful wife on December 30, 1974 and this year - 42 years later - they have 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter on the way. He was also well known and greatly respected on the waterways known as "Capt. Hard" as the Captain of many different Tow Boats during his 35 year career. In addition he was a devout Christian and a member of the Masonic Lodge #995. This great man meant so much to so many people. He was our rock... our hero. And that is the way he will forever live on in our memories.

Bennie is pre-deceased by his father and mother, Leonard and Lois Hard; son Randal Hard; and sister Florence Huse. He is survived by his wife Nadine Hard; Brothers Charles and Albert Hard; Sister Ann Bullock; Son Chris Hard; Son Jeremy Hard and his wife Holly; Daughter Amber Osborne and her Husband Wes; Granddaughter Kati Bobo and Husband Wesley; Granddaughter Christine Hard and Trent Osburn; Grandsons Jason Hard, Brady Hard, and Ethan Osborne; Granddaughters Ashley Sewell, Kelsi Hard, Lauren Hard, Keely Hard, and Hailey Osborne; Great-Granddaughters Aubrie Osburn and Lylith Bobo.

MEMORIAL SERVICES:
Memorial Services will be held at
Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Friday, December 2, 2016
Visitation from 4PM - 6PM
Memorial Service begins at 6PM

Hwy 105
Marysee TX, 77561
936-298-2552

Located on the East side of Liberty County on Hwy. 105 in Marysee, TX- 3.5 miles east of Moss Hill, TX. North of Hardin.

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

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

Cost-Causey

Heather Renee Cost-Causey, 29, of Kenefick, died Friday, November 25, 2016, in Liberty.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at French Cemetery in Dayton. Services directed by Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Heather was born March 23, 1987 in Houston, to parents; Jacky and Edwina Fingleman Cost, and has been a lifelong resident of the Kenefick/Dayton area. She was a graduate of the Dayton High School class of 2005 and had attended both San Jacinto Community and Lee Colleges. She also enjoyed music, reading, fishing, Anime, exploring different foods, her Starbucks, and especially spending time with her nieces.

Mrs. Causey was preceded in death by her grandparents: Ed and Eunice Fingleman and Buster and Grace Dell Cost, aunt: Ann Hracek, cousins: Keri Roark and Sevyn Herndon. She is survived by husband of 10 years: James Causey of Kenefick, parents: Jacky and Edwina Cost of Dayton, parents-in-law: Jim and Kim Causey of Dayton, sister: Amanda Cost-Hester and husband Chris of Baytown, brothers: Matthew Cost and wife Beth of Missouri and Seth Cost of Dayton, sister-in-law: Jeannie Causey and husband Corey Short of Dayton, grandfather-in-law: Bob Skeen of Kenefick, nieces: Lilli Short, Cambreah Truesdell, and Tessa Hester, her furry friends: Albert and Potato, numerous other relatives, and friends.

Berry

Our beautiful free spirit, Carlie Jean Berry, 21, of Anahuac, Texas died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Smith Point, Texas.

She was born on January 31, 1995 in Baytown, Texas to Justin and Candy Henry Berry. Carlie graduated from Anahuac High School Class of 2012 and worked as a hairdresser. She was an outgoing young woman who loved and lived life to the fullest. Carlie loved nothing more than spending time with her loving family and friends. She would always have matching shirts made for everyone for just about any occasion or special family events going on.

Carlie was the oldest of three girls and was a nurturer to all. She enjoyed the simple things in life like taking selfies, river trips, swimming, sitting by the fire and watching Netflix. Carlie enjoyed her frequent outings at Napolito’s in Anahuac, always texting family or friends to join her there for lunch or dinner at least twice a week. Most would describe Carlie as always being on the go, never able to sit idle for very long, she was a gypsy of sorts. She enjoyed shopping; and was a smart shopper to others, but what she liked most about shopping was spending everyone else’s money doing it. Carlie will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Carlie leaves behind to cherish her memory her parents, Justin and Candy Berry of Anahuac, Texas; her daughter Hadlea and her father Marco Davila; her siblings Cassidy, Graci and Chance; her grandparents Charlie and Peggy Henry and Kathy Carter; her aunts and uncles Penny Brown and husband Ronnie, Amy May, Ronda Racca and husband Scott and Sara Johnson and husband Audie; and numerous loving cousins, great aunts and uncles; and a host of extended family members and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, December 2, 2016 at First Baptist Church, 405 Magnolia Avenue South in Anahuac, Texas, with Bro. Danny Biddy officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Hayes

Patricia Gail Hayes of Moss Hill, died on Saturday November 26, 2016 at her residence with her family by her side. She was 82.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday November 30, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Tony Hines officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Brandon Bracewell, Cole Parrish, Jeremy Castor, Tommy Culpepper, Jimmy Evans and Dalton Smoke.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday November 29, 2016 from 5:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

Patricia was a homemaker and had lived in Moss Hill, for about 35 years. She loved being with her family and will be missed very much by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Ray Hayes parents, Mederris Evans and Margurete Florence Greer Dobson and son, Jerry Boyett.

Survivors include son, Gene Boyett and Loral Eagel of Yonkers, N.Y. Daughter, Linda Bracewell and husband Austin of Moss Hill. Brothers, Robert Evans of Rye, Mederris Evans Jr. and wife Ann of Moss Hill, and one sister, Donna Sue Barron and husband Roy of Devilla LA.

Her grandchildren whom she loved very much are Megan and Tommy, Wendi and Cole, Brandon, J.R. and Jennifer, Connie and P.J. Great Grandchildren: 8 and Great Great Grandchildren: 2

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..

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Patricia Gail Hayes please visit our sympathy store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com
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Milstead

Cody Montana Carl Milstead 24 of Moss Hill, died on Sunday November 20, 2016 in Batson.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday December 1, 2016 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson. Interment will follow at Treece Family Cemetery of Moss Hill.

The family will be receiving friends also on Thursday December 1, 2016 from 11:00A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

Cody was a carpenter by trade. He was born December 21, 1991 in Humble, TX to William Emanuel Milstead and Lorrie Treece. He had lived in Moss Hill, most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorrie Treece. Grandfathers, Herbert Treece and Carl Milstead, Survivors are his father, William Emanuel Milstead of Silsbee, Brothers, Christopher Milstead of Vidor, Christopher Treece and Garrett Treece both of Moss Hill, and sister Candace Cline of Silsbee. Grandmother, Betty Hale of Moss Hill, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

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..

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Cody Montana Carl Milstead please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Hanel

Doug Hanel age 67 of Hull, Texas died surrounded by family on November 24, 2016.

He loved his wife of 23 years, Mary Jo (Elliott) Hanel, His son Marvin Earl Elliott and wife Patricia, His daughter Windy Copeland and husband Mark, Grandsons Coby Elliott, Sam Elliott and wife Devyn, Tyler Copeland, Granddaughters Keshia Hilton and husband Josh, Megan Copeland, Great grandkids Paiten, Bella, Waco, Pecos, Ace, Priscilla. And god-son William Hanel. Along with many family and friends.

Born and raised in Liberty, Texas son of the late George and Clydelle Hanel. He Graduated from Liberty High School in 1968. Doug was a very giving man enjoying the Christmas holidays. He truly embodied the giving spirit. Many hearts were touched while traveling from Austin to Southeast Texas bringing Christmas joy to boy havens, orphanages, and families far and wide. In his spare time Doug spent hours gazing at the stars. Including gathering with his grandkids and all that would look at the stars with him. Pop Pop was known far and wide for his ability to fix anything; He loved working on floats for the youth and boiling crawfish with friends and family.

One of Doug’s many accomplishments was to be named citizen of the year in 2002 by the Liberty-Dayton area Chamber of Commerce.

Services for Doug Hanel will be Monday, November 28, 2016 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, Tx with burial to follow at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery inn Liberty.  Visitation will be Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel of Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Tidwell

Donald Charles Tidwell, 78 years of age, died at a hospital in Livingston, Texas on November 24, 2016.

He is survived by his wife Kelley Tidwell, his sons: Charles Michael Tidwell, George Andrew Tidwell, and Jeffery Glen Tidwell and their wives. Grandchildren:  Andria Tidwell, Matthew Cloud, Jessica Tidwell, Abigail Tidwell, Chrissy Woodward, Dayna Sallies, James Little, Megan Cox, and Layne Tidwell;  and his two sisters Martha (Tidwell) Hook and Patsy (Tidwell) Tullar and their families.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel on
 Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  He will lie-in-state Monday, November 28, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in Rural Shade Baptist Church, 3304 CR 2274 , Cleveland, Texas; funeral services will follow 10:00 AM.  

Interment is in Ryan Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.

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

Hunt

Patsy Elaine Hunt of Liberty, died Tuesday November 15,2016 at Harbor Hospice in Houston. She was 65.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday November 26, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

The family will be receiving friends also on Saturday November 26, 2016 at Faith & Family Funeral Services from 3:00 P.M. until service time.

Patsy was born August 27, 1951 in Liberty, TX, to Hollis B. Hunt and Laura Jane Rogers. She lived in Hull for 18 years and was a homemaker.

Patsy is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her son, Shaun Hebert and wife Mimzy of Raywood, daughter, Misty Hebert of Liberty Co., brother, Rusty Hunt and wife Theresa of Hull, sister, Carolyn Hunt Watson and husband Gideon of Hardin, nephews, Randall Hunt of Houston, Ned Watson of Hardin and Josh Watson of Hardin, grandchildren, Chance Hunt, Niko Simpson, Shaun Lee Hebert II, Sha'lee Hebert and Houston Pike.

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy. !05E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time.

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

Freeman

Jerry Alton Freeman of Kountze, TX died Friday November 18, 2016 at Pine Arbor of Silsbee,. He was 82.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday November 21, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Happy Valley Church of Kountze, with Reverend Rodney Weyler and Pastor Robert Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Holland cemetery in Kountze.

Serving as pallbearers are Rodney Weyler Jr. Bryan Weyler, David Deaton, Jerry " Skeeter " Freeman, Wayde Spears, and Don Dryden.

The family will be receiving friends also on Monday November 21, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at Happy Valley Church of Kountze.

A native of Village Mills, he had lived in Kountze, most of his life and was a Deputy State Game Warden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Freeman and Viola Overstreet Freeman and sister Jackie Oliver.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Billie J. Freeman of Kountze; sons, James " Bo " Freeman and wife Judy of Kountze; Jerry " Bugs " Freeman and wife Delores of Kountze, and daughter, Shirley " Sissie " Weyler and husband Rodney of Kountze. Grandchildren: 8 and Great grandchildren: 20.

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.

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

Gartner

Howard Eugene Gartner, 80, of Liberty, Texas died Sunday, November 20, 2016 in Beaumont, Texas.

He was born on May 6, 1936 in Stotesbury, Missouri to Glen Edward and Ada Smith Gartner. Howard proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years with Brown and Root. Howard was considered a hard-working man who gave excellent advice to others, was playful and a great friend to many. He was a good, loving husband, always dependable for anything and anyone. Howard had many hobbies, some of which included fishing, woodworking and tinkering with model trains.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Cindy Charlene Gartner; his brothers Glen E. Gartner, Jr. and Larry David Gartner; and his sisters Vera Gartner Vessel and Alberta Gartner LeNormand.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Diana “Dee Dee” Snidle Gartner; his son Howard Scott Gartner and wife Gina; his daughter La’Lon Gartner; his sisters Mary Coker, Anita Cook and Darlene Teel; his grandchildren Paul Nathan Gartner, Kimberly Denise White, Kelsey Elizabeth Norris, Dylan Alan White, Connor Blaine White, Harper Reese Fenton and Hyatt Fenton; his stepchildren Candy Brantley and Tammy Duff and husband Jerry Duff, Jr.; his step grandchildren Kerrie Cain and Heather Morgan; his numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family members and friends.

A celebration of Howard’s life will be held at 2pm on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Open House Ministries, 3605 N. Main Street, Liberty, Texas. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Deville

Cody Fredrick Fremont Deville, Sr., 28, of Baytown, Texas died Monday, November 21, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Services for Cody will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Interment will follow at Reeves Cemetery.

Cody was born June 7, 1989 in Baytown, Texas to parents, Fredrick Deville and Julie Ann Thibodeaux Deville. He was a 2009 graduate of Dayton High School. He loved spending time with his family and especially taking care of his boys. Cody enjoyed fun times and gambling.

Cody was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joyce and Fremont Deville.

He is survived by his parents, Johnny and Julie Vestal and Fredrick Deville; his grandparents, Howard and Ruth Thibodeaux; sons, Cody Deville, Jr. and Jackson Deville; brothers, Ty Vestal, Justin Vestal, and Ray Vestal, Jr. and wife Brittany; sisters, Mechell Hicks and husband Brad and Kimberly Ardoin and Keith, Sr.; nephews, Keith Ardoin, Jr. and Jadin Vestal; nieces, Baylie Deville and Rebecca Hicks; numerous other relatives and friends; also his pets, KC and Nibbles Deville.

Please leave your thoughts and memories for Cody’s family at www.pacestancil.com

Spurgeon

Buster Spurgeon, Jr., 57, of Dayton, Texas died Thursday November 17, 2016 with his beloved wife by his side.

Buster was born June 30, 1959 in Seminole, Texas to parents, Buster Spurgeon and Lois Carter Spurgeon. He was a long time resident of Dayton and Liberty. Buster had worked as a crane coordinator/supervisor for Mammoet, USA. Buster enjoyed woodworking, grilling and, working in his yard. He especially enjoyed his roses and rose trees. He loved his family and spoiling his grandchildren when they were young.

Mr. Spurgeon was preceded in death by his father, Buster Spurgeon; brothers, Thomas Spurgeon and Bruce Spurgeon and, his sister, Brenda Jordan. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ladonna Brantley Spurgeon of Dayton; mother, Lois Spurgeon of Dayton; daughters, Leslie Renea Hutchins and husband, Rex, Jr. of Dayton and Adrian Dawn Meche and husband Joey of Dayton; sisters, Sharlet Seamon and husband Terry of North Carolina and Rhonda Spurgeon of Liberty; grandchildren, Tyler, Todd and Tiffanie of Dayton; as well as his fur baby, Silver Bullet; numerous other relatives and friends

Service for Mr. Spurgeon will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be, Tyler Rolirad, Todd Rolirad, Scott Meche, Cole Meche, Joey Meche, Doug Allen, Bubba Seymour, Anthony Dues, Brett Taylor and, Pete Balbas.

Haidusek

Gertrude “Trudy” Novelene Haidusek, 97, resident of Liberty, Texas died Saturday, November 19, 2016 in Liberty, Texas.

She was born on October 18, 1919 in Cleveland, Texas one of eight children to Robert and Emma Lang Brock. Trudy was a former member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton. She used to love to sew and was once a seamstress.

Trudy was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 32 years Charlie Haidusek; her son Charles E. Haidusek; her great-grandson Garrett Haidusek; her 7 siblings and adopted sister Bobbie Jean Hutchinson. She leaves behind to cherish her memory hers sons Paul E. Haidusek and wife Bette of Devers and Don Haidusek and wife Cathy of Devers; her daughter-in-law Shirley Haidusek of Devers; her grandchildren Lee Chambers and husband Tommy, Andy Haidusek and wife Harribeth, Anya McInnis and husband Kevin, Gigi VanDeventer and husband Dan, Sonya George and fiancé Jeff Naizy, Cammie Beasley and husband Dwight, Charlotte Rainwater and husband Wade, Paul Haidusek and wife Dana, Jennifer Miller, Joey Haidusek and wife Jessica and John Haidusek and wife Nicole; her 21 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Trudy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Honoring the family and serving as pallbearers will be Andy Haidusek, Paul Haidusek, Joey Haidusek, John Haidusek, Dan VanDeventer, Dwight Beasley and Tommy Chambers.
 
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home located at 601 N. Main Street in Dayton with a rosary beginning at 6:30pm. A graveside service and Rite of Committal will be held at 10am on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. In lieu of the usual remembrances, memorial contributions may be made in Trudy’s honor to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284-1125 or by visiting https://donatenow.heart.org Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Hardin

Lydia C. “Cathy” Hardin, 67, of Dayton, died Thursday, November 17, 2016, in Baytown.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding at the funeral home.

Cathy was born March 6, 1949 in Beckley, West Virginia to parents; Leonard and Betty Light Prater, a former resident of Channelview, and has resided in Dayton for the past 10 years. She was a retired document controller for the oil and gas industry and a former volunteer for the March of Dimes. She also enjoyed her dogs, computers, and especially spending time with her family.

Mrs. Hardin was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter: Faith Neault. She is survived by her husband of 44 years: Ted Hardin of Dayton, son: James “Jimbo” Prater and wife Crystal of Kenefick, daughters: Catrina Neault and husband Jamie of Dayton and Tonya Prater of Channelview, stepdaughter: Dawn Allbritton and husband Brit of Arizona, 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, numerous other relatives, and friends.

For those who desire, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123, in Cathy’s name.

Jaynes

Beth Ann Jaynes, 56, of Dayton, Texas, died Monday, November 14, 2016 in Conroe, Texas.

She was born on August 1, 1960 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Rollie and Flo Lynn Hall Jaynes. Beth Ann graduated from Alvin High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and her Master’s degree from Prairie View A&M. Beth Ann most recently worked for Cleveland ISD, where she spent the last 6 years of her career in education. She relocated 15 years ago to the Dayton area from College Station, Texas.

Beth Ann had many hobbies, some of which included her cats, flower gardening, quilting and crafting, baking and cooking. She was a member of the First Baptist Church Dayton, a member of the church’s quilting club and was active in their Youth Pumpkin Patch.

Beth Ann was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sister Karen Holcomb and husband Ron of Dayton; her brother Derrel Jaynes and wife Elizabeth Marion of Houston; her nephews Ryan Jaynes and wife Catha of Houston, Stuart Jaynes and wife Courtney of Houston and Brent Jaynes; her nieces Holly Jaynes-Prude and husband Hunter of Houston and Jessica Holcomb of Dayton; her great-nephew and great-niece Henry and Lily Jaynes; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Beth Ann will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Honoring the family and serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Jaynes, Stuart Jaynes, Brent Jaynes, Hunter Prude, Alex Barton and Grant Stoesser.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 10am on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 11am at First Baptist Church, 202 E. Houston Street, Dayton, Texas.

Keener

Mr. Lutcher Keener was born of Ed Keener and Emma Keener on December 7, 1924 in Hardin, Texas, he later moved to Liberty, Texas. He was the youngest of thirteen children.  He attended Hardin School.

Lutcher Keener united with the Olive Bethel Baptist Church at an early age.  Later, he became a member at the Mt. Rose Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher, Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School, and Deacon. He was very devoted to the church.

He was a loving husband to the late Annabelle Keener and an outstanding father to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved to cook for everyone. He was a hard worker who provided for his family. He had a great way of making you smile through any situation.

Lutcher departed this life on November 12, 2016 and is survived by one son: Dr. Robert Moore; two daughters: Jean Moore and Sandra Jackson (Ronald); seven grandchildren: Dr. Robin Moore, Robert Moore Jr., Cassandra Morrison (David), Alex Morrison (Ruth), Rhonda Moore, Micah Johnson, and Anna Jackson; eight great grandchildren Tyler Booker, Sierra Morrison, Kayl Morrison, Trey Booker, Tristan Morrison, Duante Johnson, Raina Moore and Cameron Thornton; two godchildren Reggie Swift and Jeremy Swift and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Wells Funeral Services in the Althea P. Gibson Chapel on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  He will lie-in-state Monday, November 21, 2016, at 10:30 AM – Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church, 808 Washington St., Liberty Texas, Services begins 12:00 noon. 

Rev. L. C. Speights is officiating.

Interment:  Live Oak Memorial Park Cemetery - Beaumont, Texas.

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

 
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