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Fregia

Daniel Wayne Fregia, 70, of Dayton passed away Friday, April 19, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. 

Mr. Fregia was born February 27, 1949, in Liberty, TX to the late Dan and Nadean Phillips Fregia. He had lived in the Liberty County area all of his life where he worked and retired as a roughneck for Oilwell Production. He loved his family and spending time with them and his grandchildren. When he wasn't spending time with his family he loved to hunt and fish, and when he couldn't, you could find him in his recliner watching westerns. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Jewel Perkins. 

Those left to cherish his memory are daughters, Tammy Vauter and husband Johnny of Dayton, Cynthia "Angel" Olecki of Dayton, Heather Rallis and husband Steve of Dayton, Tina Russel and husband Tommy of Brownwood, TX, and Tabatha Croft of Hardin; son, William "Bubba" Perkins Jr. and wife Jonett of Liberty; sisters, Barbara Nugent and husband Wayne of Raywood, and Virginia Hill and husband Randy of Livingston; grandchildren, Cory Vauter and wife Sarah of Lake Charles, LA, Ryance Vauter and Rachel Hathcoat of Dayton, Kymber Vauter and Matt Adkins of Rosharon, TX, Kelsey Silbernagel and husband Matt of Aurora, CO, Zaccarrie Smith of Shepherd, TX, Paul Rallis of Ringoes, NJ, Jessica Lemelle and husband Warren of Liberty, Mallory and Kristopher Perkins of Liberty, Syanne, Aiden, Ava, Kian, Gavin, and Rowan Russell, all of Brownwood, TX, and Izzy and Millie Croft of Liberty; great-granchildren, Harper, Jayde, Amelia, Marissa, Kaydance, and Karsyn; honorary family, Dustin "Woody" Grab and wife Melissa with son River, Shelly Gurley and husband Jeffery with children Jasmine, Josiphine, Perrianne, Hannah, and Hadley, Cheyanne Bowlin and daughter Aly, numerous nieces, nephew, and a host of loving friends and family. 
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Hornback

Jolois Hornback, 91, of Hull, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on May 8, 1927 to Lucian Lee Hart and Sally Lee Barfield Hart.

Jolois was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Jolois was a giving person who lived her life serving the Lord. She had a passion for mission work. She took Spanish classes at the Hispanic Seminary so she could better communicate with the families she served. She enjoyed missionary work immensely. Jolois was an avid bird watcher. She was a member of the Lower Trinity Valley Bird Club and traveled the world to watch birds. Jolois also enjoyed knitting. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hull.

Jolois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of forty years David Henry Hornback; sister June Sikes; and brothers Dale Lee Hart and Locke Plummer Hart. She leaves behind to cherish her memory daughter Andrea Jones and husband Dennis; sons Hart Hornback and wife Nana, Kirk Hornback and wife Dorothy; grandchildren David Hornback, Lee Hornback, Daniel Jones, Austin Hornback, Chris Hornback, Anjani Hornback; six great grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family be serving as honorary pallbearers are Wendell Nance, Thomas Watson, Curtis Johnson, Jim Gibson, Fred Skinner, Billy Lloyd and special honorary pallbearer Alfred Shivers.

A graveside service will be held 10am on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Grove

Monika Elisabeth Grove, 72, of Mont Belvieu, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at her home.

She was born on August 11, 1946 in Frankfurt, Germany to the late Otto and Elisabeth Müller.

Monika was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Monika pursued many interests, some of which included crafting, crocheting, cooking and baking. She also liked to read and had a large collection of books. Monika had an amazing green thumb and enjoyed flower gardening.

Monika was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 28 years James Grove; and her brother Dieter Müller. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving children Michelle Mulcare and husband Jason of Mont Belvieu and Marc Espinoza and wife Suzan of Jacksonville, Florida; her step-children Linda Green and husband Guy of La Porte and Todd Grove and wife Amy of Tennessee; her grandchildren Lonie Espinoza, Colby and Melena Mulcare, Robert and Logan Green and Ellie Grove; her great-grandchildren Ariana, Eleena and Robert Green, Jr.; her sister Margit Günther and husband Jürgen; her nieces Anna-Lena Günther and Sabrina Müller; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Monika will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

It was Monika’s wishes to be cremated and a gathering of family and friends to be held privately.
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Herrington

James Arthur Herrington Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at his residence in Hardin with his family by his side.

He was 84. James was born to T.A. and Jewel Landrum Herrington on June 8, 1934, in the small town of Groveton Texas. 

He retired from Trunkline Gas Company after working there for over 40 years. James enjoyed working on his farm, having family get-togethers or anything that had to do with the family because they were very special to him. His church and church family was also very important to him. But out of all his enjoyments, the most precious of all was his beloved Johnnie. 

James is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas A. Herrington and Jewel Landrum Herrington. Sisters, Jewell Boyett, and Betty Renken. Stepdaughter, Pat Regen. Great -great granddaughter, Emerson Biano and his precious Johnnie. 

Those left to remember him are son, James Herrington Jr. of Hardin; step-son, David Largent of Tarkington; daughter, Laquita Williams and husband Bruce of Kountze; sisters, Laquita Verde of Port Neches; Frances Malone and husband M.C. of Liberty, and Barbara Read of Austin. Grandchildren; 16 Great-grandchildren; 36 and great-great-grandchildren 5. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church- Marysee of Moss Hill, with Pastor Carlton Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin. Serving as pallbearers are Jeramie Brown, David Deaton, Jesse Williams, Trinity Herrington, Brett Herrington, Matt Largent, and Paw Paw's man Bill Largent 

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday, April 19, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church-Marysee of Moss Hill.
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Fregia

Marie Fregia, 97, of Buna, formerly of Daisetta, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Pine Arbor Health Care Center in Silsbee.

Anna was born in Alabama to Charlie May and Mary Etta Wilson on September 24, 1921. She was a lifelong resident of Daisetta and was a homemaker. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otto Fregia; son, John Stapleton; daughter, Sue Ellen Brackin; and a granddaughter, Sherry Lynn Meadows. 

Those left to cherish her memory are; grandsons, Scott Baxter and wife Rose with three great-grandchildren, John L. Stapleton and wife Kristy with three great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; granddaughters, Jennifer Davis and husband Tripp with one great-granddaughter, Kathy Springer and husband David with five great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, and Donnie Meadows with three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 

A service of remembrance will be Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Ralph Bertrand officiating, interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Mrs. Fregia family and friends will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services. 

Honoring Mrs. Fregia as pallbearers are Scott Baxter, James Baxter, Ken Baxter, Tyren Baxter, Brandon Griffis, and Lennon Jackson.
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Edmonds

Ruth C Edmonds, 91, also known to her grandchildren as “Nanny on the Wall” passed away Saturday April 13th 2019 with all her family by her side.

She was born in Mount Hope, West Virginia on June 3rd, 1927. Ruth attended Mount Vernon High School in Virginia where she met her husband. Ruth married her husband, Lee Edmonds, on November 11, 1945 in Fairfax, Virginia. They were married when Ruth was 18 and they spent 59 years together. She worked at Fort Belviour as a registrar for the Department of the army for 33 years. One of her duties was to write Congressional medals of Honor. Ruth and Lee had two children, Janyce Lee and David Edmonds. They moved to Texas in 1992 to be close to their family.

Ruth loved being around her family. She enjoyed painting, singing, cooking, and sipping martinis in her younger years but of course she never got out of hand with it. Her later years she enjoyed watching the news, the game show network, and staying up to date with current events by reading the newspaper. Nanny on the wall was the true definition on what a lady should be, you never saw her without her lipstick on and her hair in place. She had the sweetest soul and only saw the good in everyone around her.

Ruth Edmonds is preceded in death by her husband Lee C Edmonds, mother Maude Beatrice, step-mother Lucy Pearl Johnson, father Onia Johnson, sister Deanie Johnson, brother Bobby Johnson, close family friend Robert “Bob” Haas, and grand- daughter Tammy Lynn Lucas.
Ruth is survived by her daughter Janyce Lee and husband Michael, son David Edmonds and wife Maria. Her grandchildren Steven Lucas and wife Patty, Darren Lucas, Brian Edmonds, Rickey Lucas, Davie Edmonds, Ginger Hendricks and husband Olyn, Lisa Ames and husband Greg, Angel Castor and husband Tommy, Jennifer Perez and husband Lawrence, and Valerie Berry and husband Vance. She had 30 great-grandchildren and 34 great great grandchildren.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Steven Lucas, Darren Lucas, Rickey Lucas, Brian Edmonds, David Edmonds and Olyn Hendricks. Honorary pallbearers are Lawrence Perez, Vance Berry, Greg Ames and Tommy Castor. Pastor Don Goodwin to officiate. Friends are invited to visit with the family 5pm-8pm, Friday, April 19, 2019 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Allison Funeral Services.

The family wants to give a special thanks to Angel Above Us, who helped take care of “Nanny” for many years.

Taylor

Funeral services for Pauline Moore Taylor, 105, of Liberty, will be held Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10 AM, Liberty Church of Christ with Bro. Bryant Perkins officiating.

A time of visitation and fellowship will take place from 9 to 10 AM prior to the service. Interment will be at Holly Grove Cemetery at 1:05 PM, Friday, April 19, 2019.

Mrs. Pauline Moore Taylor was born on October 5, 1913 to Joseph and Ola Lowe Moore at home in Votaw. She passed from this life on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at a local care facility.

Pauline was born and raised in Votaw and attended school there. She graduated from Votaw High School in 1931 and then completed a secondary senior year at nearby Saratoga High School the following year. In 1936 Pauline married C.D. “Red” Taylor in Beaumont. Together they lived in Livingston for the majority of her life until 1994 when she moved to Liberty to be closer to family. Mrs. Taylor was a strong Christian woman of great faith. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ. For many years she was a bedside nurse, caring for new mothers and their families. She was involved with Polk County Home Demonstrations Club for over 75 years. Mrs. Taylor was a wonderful quilter and did a lot of crochet work as well. All of which she did meticulously by hand.

Pauline never met a stranger and was always known as a people person. She was a lifetime caretaker and was recognized several times by multiple different organizations for her service to others. She was an active member of the women’s auxiliary at the facility where she lived for many years. She was a wonderful mother and was a homemaker at heart. Pauline will always be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. It is without a doubt that her greatest treasure in life was her family. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Pauline is preceded in death by her beloved husband, C.D. “Red” Taylor; a son, Gary Allen Taylor; her parents; and two sisters, Durro Moore Neill; Billie Moore Watkins.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her son, Judge Don Taylor and wife, Barbara; daughter-in-law, Lynn Taylor; Granddaughters, Marsha LaFour, Tammy Hampton and husband, Ken, Michelle Broz and husband, Brian; grandsons, Don Taylor, Jr. and wife, Lori, David Taylor and wife, Belinda; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and close family members.

Honorary pallbearers are: Joe Neill Watkins, Ronnie Neill, Dianne Watkins-Slaughter, Dale Lowe, Don Taylor, Jr., David Taylor, Kris LaFour, David Taylor, Jr., Hunter Taylor, Michael Hampton, Talon Broz, and Corky Cochran.  

The family would like to thank the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital, Magnolia Place Health Care, Kindred Hospice, and Dr. Don Callens for their superior care. 

Morken

Roger John Morken, 65, of Dayton passed away April 13, 2019 in Liberty. 

He was born January 18, 1954 in Roseau, Minnesota to parents Norman Morken and Shirley Bishop Morken.

Service for Mr. Morken will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019              at the Joy Lutheran Church in Summerwood, 14450 Woodson Park Dr, Houston, TX 77044.  The family will receive friends on Thursday morning 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. at the church.   Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2019 at Memorial Cemetery of College Station.  Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. After the service, there will be a light lunch served at the church and all are invited to stay and visit.

Roger had lived in Dayton since 1995 after moving from Minnesota.  He was a graduate of Bemidji State University and the University of North Dakota.  He started teaching in 1976 and taught in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota. He also was elementary school principal in Minnesota.  He taught 4th grade for Hardin ISD from 1995 until 2014.  Roger enjoyed visiting with anyone, traveling and woodworking. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his wife of 41 years, Catherine Kotaska Morken of Dayton; his mother, Shirley Morken of Thief River Falls, Minnesota; daughters, Rachel Lewis and David of College Station, Naomi Morken of Houston and Traci Morken of Houston; grandchildren, Anastasia Lewis, Adalyn Lewis, and Allison Lewis; sister, Betty Morken of Minneapolis, Minnesota; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. 

Hortman-Dowdell

Joy Lucine Hortman-Dowdell, 71, of Daisetta passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at The Oaks at Beaumont in Beaumont, TX.

She was born July 16, 1947, in Liberty, TX to the late Charles and Joyce Arnold Sanders. Mrs. Dowdell lived most of her life in the Daisetta area where she was a homemaker. She loved her family and faithfully served the Lord.

She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 husbands, William Hortman, and Joe Dowdell; son, Troy Hortman; and sister, Judy Bracewell.

Those left to cherish her memory are; son, Donald Hortman of Daisetta; daughters, Terrie Humphries and husband William of Fort Worth, TX, and Pam Davis and husband Steven of Baytown; step-sons, Michael Dowdell Sr. and wife Stacy, William Dowdell, and Raymond Dowdell and wife Elizabeth; brother, Harold Sanders and wife May of Daisetta; sisters, Charlene Macip and husband Bruce of Denton, TX, and Mary Jennings and husband Gene of Liberty; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, extended grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at LifePoint Church in Daisetta, TX with Reverend Brad Davis officiating, interment will follow at Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston, TX. A gathering of Mrs. Dowdell's family and friends will be Monday, April 15, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at LifePoint Church in Daisetta.

Honoring Mrs. Dowdell as pallbearers will be William Humphries, Gene Jennings, Luke Jackson, Triston Tousha, Adam Davis, and Matthew Hortman.

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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.
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Foster

Jason Derran Foster, 23, of Wallisville, Texas and formerly of Houston, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

He was born on August 7, 1995 in Houston, the son of Joe Foster and Amy Voss-Foster. Jason graduated from Cypress Creek High School in 2013 and attended both Lone Star College in Tomball and Lee College in Baytown. He worked in various positions for Gore Propane in Wallisville for the past two and a half years.

Jason was a kind, compassionate and loving individual who blossomed when his wife Courtney entered his life.  While dating Courtney and Jason would phone each other and listen to each other fall asleep.  He was known to record himself singing made-up silly songs to send to his wife.   He was a loving and devoted husband. 

He had a keen sense of humor, enjoyed being a jokester.  He went out of his way to help others when possible. Jason pursued many hobbies, some of which included his love of video gaming, fishing, camping and watching car races. He also had a love of animals and enjoyed staying home to play with his dogs. After high school, Jason enjoyed volunteering at an animal shelter in the Tomball area walking dogs and cleaning kennels.

Jason was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Ralph and Ruth Voss. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Courtney Gore Foster of Wallisville; his parents Joe Foster and Amy Voss-Foster of Houston; his siblings Matthew Foster of Houston, Amanda Foster of Austin and Andrew Meredith; his father and mother-in-law Jimmy and Renee Gore of Wallisville; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Jason will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 11am on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Tilton Cemetery, with Rev Don Cain, officiating The family requests casual attire be worn for the service and if you would like, wear something red to honor Jason’s memory.

In lieu of flowers, because of Jason’s love of animals, please donate to your local animal shelter.

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

Leonard

Murray Joseph “Joe” Leonard was born on Christmas Day of 1924 in Hedley, Texas and passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas at the Houston Hospice on April 3, 2019 at the age of 94. 

Joe embodied the Greatest Generation: he was a decorated war hero, educator, mentor, gentleman, and friend.     

Joe was born the fourth child of Walter Murray Leonard and Ruth Gilbreath Leonard.  He was raised in Cleburne, Texas with his five siblings and graduated from Cleburne High School in 1942 while the world was at war.  Without hesitation, Joe enlisted in the United States Army as a Combat Infantryman in May of 1943 at the tender age of 18.  He waved goodbye to his family (an event Joe would recall to be heartbreaking) and boarded a troop train headed west for basic training in San Luis Obispo, California.  After training, Joe deployed overseas to Lahar, France and served with the 387th Infantry Regiment on the battle front at the Rhine River where he supervised sixteen men and one light mortar.  He was wounded by shrapnel during the battle of the Ruhr Pocket on April 7, 1945. 

Unphased, Joe redeployed to the Philippines and Japan in June of 1945 where he served under the direction of General Douglas MacArthur.  He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant on March 12, 1946, having been decorated with the Purple Heart, Victory Ribbon, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Overseas Service Bar, European-African-Middle East Campaign Ribbon with Bronze Star, Asia-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, and Good Conduct Medal.  When thanked for his military service, Joe responded with humility and reminded us that “the real heroes are the ones who never returned home.”  

After the war, Joe returned home and, thanks to the G.I. Bill, earned a B.S. in Education from Texas Christian University and a M.A. from Texas Weslayan College.  He also met a young student at John Tarleton College named Jeann Dennis from Stephenville, Texas.  Joe and Jeann married on August 21, 1947 and would celebrate 64 years of marriage.  Joe and Jeann started a family and moved to the oilfield town of Electra, Texas where Joe began his lifelong career in education, starting as a schoolteacher.  Joe was soon promoted to junior high principal.

In 1954, Joe was recruited by the Liberty Independent School District (LISD) to serve as Principal of Liberty High School.  Joe and Jeann would call Liberty home for their rest of their lives.  After serving a few years as principal, Joe was promoted to the Superintendent of LISD in 1960, a position he held until his retirement in 1980.  During his career with LISD, among many other accomplishments, Joe oversaw the racial integration of Liberty’s schools, managed the construction of new educational facilities (including the current high school in 1979), celebrated UIL championships in Track and Field in 1964 and 1965, and traveled to New York City to promote LISD in the public bond markets.  As many will testify, Joe developed life-long relationships with his colleagues and students, and his sharp memory of them (and their family and specific accomplishments while in high school) was a precursor to the modern-day Facebook. 

Joe stayed active following his retirement from LISD.  He was hired by the First Liberty National Bank as a Marketing Officer and remained involved in education through his service on the Board of Trustees at the Region 4 Education Service Center.  Joe became “Papa Joe” in March of 1986 when his only grandchild David was born in Houston.  Joe could also be spotted in Liberty taking a morning walk with his AM radio headphones, watching Jeopardy, enjoying a meal with Jeann, attending worship services at the Liberty Church of Christ, or traveling with Jeann to Houston to cheer David in athletic competitions.  Indeed, Joe was an avid fan of high school, collegiate, and professional sports, most especially the Texas Longhorns, and had a legendary memory of games and statistics.  Joe also enjoyed traveling during retirement.  Joe and Jeann celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family in Ruidoso, New Mexico.  Joe and Jeann also took road trips with David, including trips to the Pacific Northwest, New England, Washington, D.C., and the Rocky Mountains.  Joe enjoyed road trips until the end, and was always eager to take a spin through Liberty County to catch some fresh air and maybe a Blizzard from Dairy Queen.

Joe is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeann, his most ardent cheerleader in life for 64 years; his parents Walter and Ruth Leonard, his brothers Bill Leonard, Cliff Leonard, Claude Leonard and sisters Pauline Webb and Alene Burns. He is survived by daughter Jana Tucker and husband George of Midland; son Michael Leonard and wife Colette; only grandchild and absolute joy of his life David Leonard and wife Kelly, great-grandson David Michael "Dee" Leonard III and Richard Barry Leonard due in June of 2019, all of Houston.  Joe is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom he adored.
           
Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Joe during a reception to be held from five o’clock in the afternoon until seven o’clock in the evening Friday, the 12th of April, at Allison Funeral Home, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, Texas.
           
The memorial service will begin at one o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 13th of April, at Liberty Church of Christ, 3201 North Main, Liberty, Texas.  Burial will be at Cooke Cemetery, 1906 Lakeland Drive, Liberty, Texas.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Arnold, Dr. Jerry Barber, Rusty Blair, Dr. Reese Brown, Frank Neal Griffin, Dr. Hugh Hayes, David Michael Leonard, Jr., David Mearns, Ray Milenz, Dennis Odell, Carl Pickett, Ed Pickett, Sheriff Bobby Rader, Randy Schulz, Mike Smith, Judge Don Taylor, and Alan Waldrop.

As Joe would say, “blessings shared are not divided but multiplied.”  So, in lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests memorial contributions be directed to the Liberty ISD Education Foundation, attention M.J. “Joe” Leonard Endowment, P.O. Box 10437, Liberty, Texas 77575 or the Liberty Church of Christ, 3201 N. Main St, Liberty, Texas. 

Linn

Larry Allan Linn, 65, of Anahuac and formerly of Houston, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

He was born on April 24, 1953 in Providence, Rhode Island to Donald Eugene and Wanda Pauline Brashar Linn.

Larry and his wife Kym, recently relocated to the Anahuac area from Houston to be closer to family. He was a simple man who loved his wife dearly. Larry was a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was very social and had the gift to gab, never meeting a stranger or anyone that he did not like.

Larry was a hard worker and had worked as a diesel mechanic for most of his life. He worked for Amigo Truck Parts for more than thirty years before retiring. When someone talked about mechanical problems with their vehicle, Larry would have a detailed diagnosis before the conversation ended.

Larry pursued many interests, some of which included camping and boating with his wife and friends. Larry and Kym also enjoyed festivals and would often dress in costume when attending. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 21 years, Kym Linn; his sister Donna Warren and husband Mike of Oklahoma City; his mother and father-in-law Don and Barbara Harmon of Anahuac; his sister-in-law Kylene Baker and husband Richard of Anahuac; several nieces and nephews; his purr-fect cat companion NewNee; and other loving relatives and friends.

Being the simple man that he was, Larry’s wishes were to be cremated and no services held. He wanted to be remembered in life by everyone he touched.

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

Finley

James Kirk Finley Sr., beloved father passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019, at Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston.

He was 65. James was born October 9, 1953, in Liberty, TX to Harrison Kirk Finley Jr. and Annie Ophelia Armstrong. He lived in Liberty all his life. James enjoyed watching old western T.V. show with his favorite being, ?Gunsmoke?. He looked forward to the football season and horse racing. He had the knack of picking winners. Family and friends remember James making the best chili around. James will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

James was preceded in death by his parents.

James is survived by his son, James K. Finley Jr. of Hardin; daughters, Kimberly Ann Finley of Hardin and Tina Lynn Finley of Hardin; brother, Bruce G. Finley and wife Rebecca L. of Hardin; sisters, Roseann Blanchard and husband Chris of Hardin and Patti Finley of Hardin; stepmother Patricia Finley of Hardin. Grandchildren, Alexis Finley, Blake Finley, Haley Minjarez, Grayson Molina, Gabriel Molina, and Cayden Finley; Great-grandchild, Leeson Zbranek and a host of family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Friday, April 12, 2019, 2:00 P.M. at Faith and Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 East, Batson with Pastor Woody Sonier officiating. Interment to follow at Finley Cemetery in Hardin. Serving as pallbearers are Tony Locke, Chris Blanchard, Kirk Spears, John Bardwell, Blake Finley, and Robert Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Eric Valkner and Devin Black. James family will be receiving friends Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith and Family Funeral Services Inc.

Wallace

Jamie Lynn Wallace, 48, of Cleveland passed away Friday April 5, 2019 in Humble, Texas.

Jamie was born December 20, 1970 in Dayton, Texas to her parents, Donald Wallace and JoeAnn Noe. 

Jamie was a DC technician for a telecommunications company. She loved gardening and time spent outside. Jamie enjoyed riding her Harley Davidson and relaxing in front of a big bonfire with her family and friends. Jamie especially treasured time spent playing with her grandkids. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Ms. Wallace is survived by her spouse, Dave Ozbolt; parents, Donald Wallace and Joeann Gutierrez and husband, Michael; sons, Stephen Wilson and wife, Amanda, and Cody Ozbolt; Charissa Jones and husband,Michael and Olivia Ozbolt; sisters, Donna Wallace, Kayce Wallace; grandchildren, Emma Addison, Kennedy and Lincoln Wilson and Brayden and Makenzie Jones; Nephew, Ethan Jares and nieces, Shalee Wallace and Keera Jones.
A memorial service for Jamie will be Saturday April 13th at her home in Cleveland, TX.

Please leave your condolences and memories on the obituary tribute page at http://www.pacestancil.com   .

Schmadl

Clarence August Schmadl, 86, of Baytown, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 13, 1933 in Crosby, Texas to the late Louis and Falecija Gaetz. After graduation from high school, Clarence proudly served his country as an Airman First Class with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Clarence worked most of his life in the construction business until his retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1442. Clarence was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. Some of his hobbies included mowing, doing yard work, watching old western movies and spending time at home. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings Martin Schmadl, Earl Schmadl, Tillie Womack and Alice Ripkowski. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory, his children Danny Schmadl and wife Tina, Diana Havens, Michael Schmadl and wife Mandy and Debbie Scroggins; his grandchildren Danny Schmadl, Jr. and wife Laura, Corey Schmadl and wife Kristi Stephanie Schmadl Walsh and husband Ryan, Lynn Cody and husband Mike and Darrell Lecompte; his great-grandchildren Dacin, Tyler, Kaylee, Rhyder, Reese, Caden and Owen; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Danny Schmadl, Jr., Corey Schmadl, Ryan Walsh, Tyler Segers, Mike Cody and Scotty Walker.

Friends are invited to visit with the family Thursday, April 11, beginning at 10am in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will follow at 11am, with Rev Bruce Burklow, officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

In lieu of flowers and plants, memorial contributions may be made in Clarence’s honor to the Pregnancy Resource Center East at www.prcebaytown.org or by calling Gail Duhon or Pam Stubbs at 281.427.2273.

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

Phillips

Kathryn Ann Phillips, 61, of Hull passed away Saturday April 6, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

Ann was born May 14, 1957 in Liberty, Texas to her parents, Ray Shaw Mason and Vera Dryden.

Funeral service for Ann will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday April 9, 2019 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home chapel in Dayton with Brother Chris Contreras officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Glenn Neumann, Bobby McKinney, Tony Alexander, Jarrod Land, Johnny Green, and Clayton Land.  Honorary pallbearers are Pat Phillips, Jerry Green and Chad Green.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday April 8, 2019 at Pace Stancil Dayton.

Ann was born and reared in Liberty and was a graduate of Liberty High School Class of 1975 after which, she attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.   She lived in Hull for the past 38 years.  Ann was City Secretary for the city of Daisetta for several years. 

Ann was preceded in death by her father, Ray Mason, Sr.; mother Vera Dryden Mason and brother, Ray Mason, Jr.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband of 37 years, Donnie Phillips; sons,  Jacob Phillips and wife, Rachel, and Joshua Phillips and wife, Amanda; grandchildren, Harper Phillips, William Phillips and Samuel Phillips; sisters, Lynn Neumann and husband, Glenn, and  Janet McKinney and husband, Bobby; sister-in-law, Peggy Miller; nieces, Jaime Richardson and Ally McKinney; nephew, Jarrod Land and wife, Courtney; great nephew, Clayton Land.

Soileau

Shawn Soileau, 64. Our beloved Husband and Father passed away on Thursday, April 4,2019, at his residence in Honey Island, surrounded by his loving wife and family. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday April, 7, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel with Reverend Michael Procella officiating. Interment will follow at William-Hart Cemetery in Kountze. The family will be receiving friends also on Sunday, April 7, 2019, starting at 10:00 A.M. at Faith Family. 

Serving as pallbearers are Stephen Fregia, Donnie Fregia, Jerry Fregia, Keith Poland, Ben Harris, Aaron Elsea. 

Shawn was born June 26, 1954, in Freeport, TX to John Anthony Soileau and Bobbie Nell Chaney. He had lived in Honey Island and had worked for R.C.I. Construction Company in Beaumont as a carpenter. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Gary Soilea. 

Survivors are his wife Sheila Soileau of Kountze; son Anthony Soileau of Kountze, daughters Andrea Soileau of Kountze, Nickie Soileau of Kountze, Shawna Soileau and Donnie Clifton of Kountze. Step-daughters Jennifer Hicks and husband Rickey of Port Neches, Celenda Peppenhorst of Kountze. Brothers, Mike Soileau and wife Rhonda of Atlanta TX, Todd Soileau and wife Kristy of Kountze, and sister, Shirley Weyler of Kountze and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving and caring friends. 

Grandchildren are Noah, Max, Lane, Dax, Cameron, Priscilla, Briar, Lucas, Kyler, and Colton.
    
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Pankratz

Margaret Fayrene “Faye” Pankratz, age 93, of Liberty, TX, passed away on April 4, 2019.

 Faye was born on May 12, 1925 in Center Point, TX.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Julius Pankratz, as well as her parents Louis Andrew Smith and Mamie Francis Smith.  

She is survived by her three children and their spouses: Earl Pankratz (Linda), Mary Ann O’Brien and Ray Pankratz (Sheri). She also leaves behind a legacy of many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  There will be a celebration of life for Faye Pankratz, which will be announced at a later date.

Guillory

Harvey James Guillory was born on December 18, 1961 in Houston, Tx to the late Henry and Evelyn (Mary) Guillory.

At an early age Harvey accepted Christ by attending Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Houston, Tx. Later moving to Raywood with his mother, Harvey graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School in 1980; later he attended the Metils Welding School in 1982 and achieved his License as a Certified Welder. After he graduated he found work at US Steel where he worked for many years until God blessed Harvey with a baby girl, Jessica Guillory.

Harvey enjoyed fishing, music and shooting pool, he was very hands and active handyman. Harvey was very generous and kind, he didn’t mind helping anyone in need. Although he had physical restrictions, he always made a way. Harvey was an outstanding Farther and loved his daughter and family dearly, he will truly be missed.

Harvey was preceded in death by his loving parents: Henry and Evelyn (Mary) Guillory, along with his brother, Herbert Guillory.

Harvey leaves to cherish his memories: his daughter - Jessica Guillory of Raywood, uncles - Adam Gradney and Antoine Landry of Raywood, cousins - Lucas and Adam Gradney of Beaumont,  Gloria Landry-Moore of Dayton, Mike Landry of Houston, Anthony Landry of Hardin, and Arthur Landry of Raywood; and a host of relatives and friends.
Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood, Tx Saturday, April 6, 2019

Everyone is welcome to start gathering at 9am

Rosary starts at 10am
Mass starts at 11am

Mangum

James Earl Mangum III, 27, of Daisetta, was called to his eternal resting place on April 2, 2019, in Crosby Texas.

He entered this world on November 7, 1991, in Baytown Texas. He was born to James Earl Mangum Jr. and Terry Lynn Jordan. He was a plant operator for KMCO Refinery Plant in Crosby. 

He was preceded in death by his father, James Earl Mangum Jr; grandmother, Frances Jordan; grandfather, Donald Jordan; uncles, Richard Patton and Bo Jordan.  

Those left to cherish his memory are mother, Terry Jordan of Liberty; sister, Dawn Cote and husband Spencer of Caldwell, TX; grandparents, James Earl Mangum Sr. and Pauline Mangum of Raywood; aunts, Tammie Patton of Batson, Alice Bracken and husband John Wayne of Batson, and Donna Kay McCreight of Fort Worth; cousins, James Broussard and wife Tara of Atascocita, Garrett and Lainey Broussard. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend Leslie Gaines officiating, interment will follow at Oak Dale Cemetery in Daisetta. A gathering of James' family and friends will be Friday, April 5, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel. 

Honoring James as pallbearers will be Marcus Siemen, Bobby Clark, Cody Deckert, Jacob Fregia, Kelvin Burks, and Lance LeNormand.


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Bunch

Betty Joy Bunch of Saratoga, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont surrounded by her family.

She was 85. Betty was born to Kenneth Geisendorff Sr. and Effie Lena White on May 7, 1933.
 
She was a long- time resident of Saratoga and in her earlier years worked as a telephone operator for South Western Bell. Betty was most proud of being a faithful wife and loving mother. She enjoyed traveling with her husband on business trips. She loved the outdoors, especially going fishing. Betty was a positive person and never had a negative remark on anyone. She was a faithful servant that will be truly missed by all who loved her. 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Euwell “Larry” Bunch; daughter, Bobbie Stanley; Brothers, Kenneth Geisendorff Jr. and Albert Geisendorff; sisters, Evelyn Doucet, Laverne Bradley, Helen, Pauline Dippel, and Ruby Hahn. 

Betty is survived by her son, Cayson Stanley of Saratoga; daughters, Shelly Bunch of Colorado and Pamela Yancey of Holly Grove TX; grandchildren, Tracie Stanley, Chelsea Seevers, and Jake Yancey; great-grandchildren, Kensley Stanley, and Jaxson Seevers and a host of family and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church, Saratoga, with Pastor Frank Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. 

Serving as pallbearers are Cayson Stanley, Zevin Loftin, Caleb Brown, Paul Davis, Charles Smith, and Trevor Creel.  
Honorary pallbearers are Tripplett Warner and James A. Taylor. 

Betty’s family will be receiving friends on Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church, Saratoga.

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Sowell

Lee Denman Sowell, Jr., 71, of Dayton, Texas passed away at home on Saturday March 30, 2019.

Lee was born December 13, 1947 in Goose Creek, Texas to his parents, Lee Denman Sowell,  Sr. and Daisy Haddock Sowell.

Services for Mr. Sowell will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Pace-Stancil in Dayton.  

Lee was a former resident of Baytown and had been a resident of Dayton since 1992 and was the owner and operator of Lee’s Wrecker Service since 1997. He took great pride in being a first responder for Liberty County and loved working in and giving to his community. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of the San Jacinto High Rollers motorcycle club.  Lee also enjoyed building and working on race cars. Lee’s greatest joys came from spending time hanging out with his grandchildren.

Mr. Sowell was preceded in death by his parents; son: Jason Sowell; step-mother, Charlcie Sowell.

Lee is survived by his wife of 8 years, Bonnie Look Sowell; children, Lori Sowell, Anna McBride, Tiffany Sowell, Joseph Look, Michael Clark, Samatha Guest and husband, Travis, Heath McKinney, Deone McKinney, Robert McKinney and wife, Shauna; grandchildren, Makenzie, Krystal, Lee, III, Jhayden, Macy, Donahvan, Arian, Stormy, Haley, Jason, Laney, Libby, Layla, Austin, Nevaeh, Kayla, John, Alyssa, Shaylyn, Eli, Waylon, Bailey, Kara and Jenna; sister, Joyce Fuentes and husband, Ruben; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. 

Please  leave your condolences and memories for the family on the tribute wall at www.pacestancil.com

Brackin

Margaret Tanner Brackin, 75, beloved Wife, and Mother was called to her eternal resting place on April 1, 2019, at her residence in Thicket, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She entered this world on January 20, 1944, in Cleveland, TX. 

She was born to Perry Aubrey Tanner and Seivel Margaret Collins. She is preceded in death by her parents. Brothers, Milton and Tarlton Tanner and sister Peggy Lambert. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Darrell Brackin Sr. of Thicket; son Darrell Brackin Jr and wife Kara; daughter Gina Agnew and husband David. Brothers, Alfred and Perry Tanner. Sisters, Renell Fondon, Judy Wheeler, Darlene Tanner. 

Grandchildren Dustin Foster and wife Ashley, Logan Foster, Kailey Brackin, Lindsey Brackin, and great grand-child Aria Foster. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at West End Baptist Church of Saratoga, with Pastor Keith de la Moriniere officiating. Interment will follow at Felps Cemetery in Thicket. Serving as pallbearers are Tom Tanner, Shawn Tanner, Shane Poor, Dustin Foster, Logan Foster, Jacob Stewart. Honorary pallbearers are her nephews. 

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at West End Baptist Church of Saratoga.

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Berends

Mabel Suzanne Berends, 76, of Old River-Winfree, Texas, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on July 12, 1942 in Goose Creek, Texas to Jack Ulrich and Mabel Lucille Furey Stoltz. Suzanne graduated from McArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas, Class of 1961. She went on to attend Trinity University, a private liberal arts school also in San Antonio. Suzanne worked for many years in various medical offices until 1990 when she enrolled at North Harris Community College to pursue nursing. She graduated in 1992 with her Bachelor’s in Nursing.

Suzanne was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. She pursued many interests, some of which included reading and music. Suzanne also liked traveling the world. She had been to many regions in Europe, Alaska and the U.S. Suzanne had a green thumb when it came to gardening. She even attended Texas Master Gardener meetings, aspired of becoming a master gardener. Suzanne also had a passion for cooking. She was a collector of many things but was proud of her collection of recipe books and would always try out new and unique recipes on her family.

Suzanne volunteered her time at the Chambers County Library in Mont Belvieu and as a child advocate with CASA of Liberty and Chambers County. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Suzanne was preceded in death by her father; her loving husband of 25 years, Dirk Berends; her grandson Dirk “D.J.” Berends; and her brother-in-law John Murray. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother Mabel Stoltz of Portales, NM; her siblings Mary Murray of Portales, NM, Jack Stoltz of Farmington, NM, Melinda Holcomb and husband Randy of Fort Worth, TX; her children Maria Sylvia and husband Judge Blake Sylvia of Old River-Winfree, Allen Miller and wife Jennifer of Old River-Winfree, Titia Chilton and husband Brian of Coupeville, WA, Toni Meade and husband Larry of Fayetteville, GA, John Berends and wife Tedi of Yakima, WA; her grandchildren Kassi Hopper and husband Aaron, Daniel Sylvia, Chase Sylvia, Audrey Rowe, Mollie Miller, Sophia Miller, Ashley Bonner and husband A.J., Joshua Meade; her great-grandchildren Brodi, Sawyer, Kinsley and Lily; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1pm until 2pm on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton, with a funeral service to begin at 2pm with Bro Ronnie Webb officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Reeves Cemetery, Old River-Winfree.

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

Muirhead

Rita Dianne Flowers Muirhead, 74, of Dayton, Texas passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Liberty, Texas. 

Rita was born September 1, 1944 in Saratoga, Texas to parents, Luby H. Flowers and Edna Holland Flowers.

 Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home chapel, Dayton, Texas with services immediately following at 1:00 p.m. visitation.  Interment will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park Cemetery, Houston, Texas. 

Rita had lived in Dayton for the past 13 years.  Rita worked many years in the insurance industry and retired as vice president of marketing for Underwriters Life.  She was a member of Northridge Baptist Church in Richardson, Texas and Cromwell Baptist Church in Cromwell, Oklahoma. She openly professed her faith in Jesus. Her life was a testament to her heavenly father by the way in which she loved her family and humanity. Rita was a huge sports fan and had played soccer as a young woman. She was a rabid Dallas Cowboys and Houston Rockets fan.

Mrs. Muirhead was preceded in death by, her parents; her sister, Martha Flowers Dunn; father and mother-in-law, Sid and Thelma Muirhead; aunt, Hazel Holland; uncle, Virgil Holland; brothers-in-law, Lyndall Campbell and Kenneth Dunn and Nephew, Bubba Massengale.

Rita is survived by her husband of 56 years, Eddie Muirhead; sons, Eric Muirhead and wife, Gina and Sean Muirhead; grandchildren, Ronnie Muirhead, Sidney Muirhead, Taunya Muirhead, Zacharia Muirhead and wife, Rae; brother, Togie Flowers; sister-in-law, Mona Muirhead Campbell; Nieces and nephews, Brenda Meredith, Clark Campbell, Becky Gregory, Cindy Horsman, Bridget Johnston,  Cheri Flowers, many great nieces and nephews.

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Prigmore

Our Beloved Mother Rose B. Prigmore, 82 of Hull, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

There will be a graveside service on Friday, April 5, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. 

She was born in Maud, TX on March 13, 1937, to her parents Burpee Battenfield and Opal Hendrix. She had lived in Hull for many years and had worked as a custodian for New Caney I.S.D. for many years. She was a wonderful grandmother and servant who loved to cook, and loved very much her grand and great -grandkids. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. 

She is survived by her son, Jerry W. Prigmore of Batson; daughter Holly E. Garcia and husband Robert of Batson. Brothers, Edmon Battenfield and wife Nelda of New Caney, TX; Earl Battenfield and wife Roseann of Grangerland, Tx; and Larry Battenfield and wife Betty of Batson. Sisters, Linda Lafferty of Granger, TX; Judy Price of Grangerland, TX; Glenda Dickinson and husband Phillip of Grangerland TX. 

Grandchildren, Jennifer Fuselier and husband Spencer of Bridge City, TX; Nicholas Shults and wife Shelby of Porter, TX; Selena Garcia of Batson. Great grandchildren, Avian Taylor, and Hailey Shults.

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Cooper

Norman Cooper, 84, beloved Father, was called to his eternal resting place on March 29, 2019, at Memorial Herman Cypress Hospital in Houston.

He entered this world on June 4, 1934, in Tulsa, OK. He had lived in, Daisetta most of his life and was a self - employed entrepreneur. He was raised in Thicket and was a life long resident of Hardin and Liberty County. He was born to George Clint Cooper and Velma Smith. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Sybil Joyce Cooper. His second wife, Annie Lourie Cade Cooper. Daughter, Karen Wilson and brother George Clint Cooper Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Paula Cooper of Houston. Grandchildren, Tiffanie Young, Bryan Wilson. Great grandchildren, Nakaih Wilson, Sebastian Wilson, Keenan Wilson and numerous nieces, and nephews. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend Jay Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Felps cemetery in Thicket. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, starting at 9:30 A.M. until time of service at Faith & Family.

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Eckols

Mona Paul Eckols, 99, passed away peacefully Friday morning March 29 at Magnolia Place in Liberty, Texas.

She was born March 7, 1920 in Cedar Bayou, Texas to Paul Barnhill and Beulah Pruett.  She was the granddaughter of Henry and Bessie Pruett, who raised her after the death of her father.   She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, C.L. (Buck) Eckols and son, Pruett Eckols. She is survived by her son, C.L. (Bucky) Eckols, Jr. and wife Donna of Liberty; her grandson, C.L. (Cas) Eckols III and wife Megan, and great grandchildren Alexandria, Luci, Peyton, Casper Louis IV, Ellington, Annabelle, Christian, Samuel, and Thomas, all of San Antonio, Texas.   Additionally she is survived by her sister Peggy Jean Scrivner, nieces Lajeana Jackson and husband Danny, and Mona Christiansen of Baytown, Texas, and great- nieces Cortney Eason and husband Jason, Jamie Moreno and husband Christian, Jordan Olivarez and husband Erik. 

Mona was a past member of and very active in Woman’s Club, Coterie Club, Beta Sigma Phi, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and  Liberty First United Methodist Church where she sung in the choir. She also served as Secretary of the TVE in 1964.  In the early years of their marriage, Mona traveled with her husband Buck on the rodeo circuit in early 1940’s, which took her to Madison Square Garden in New York, as well as many other major rodeos across the country.  In New York, they met and became friends with Roy Rogers, who was the main attraction at that time.  

Mona cherished her only grandchild, Cas, and attended every Little League ballgame to watch him play. She loved to party with her friends and frequently traveled across the state line with Betty McCullough. Special friends included Sally Taylor and Suzanne Swindle Haberle who were frequent visitors, and Minnie Simmons who did her hair at Magnolia Place every Tuesday.  She enjoyed cake and her favorite drink (Vanilla Coke) for a wonderful 99th birthday celebration on March 7th, surrounded by family and friends. 

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the staff and nurses at Magnolia Place in Liberty for their dedication and personal care during her stay. Special thanks to Dr. Don Callens and her Hospice nurse Shelby Benoit who were very dedicated and loving to Mona, Hospice Chaplain Pastor Ken, and Cheryl and her daughter Jackie who brought her biscuits and gravy from Whataburger.

The family and Mona request any remembrances be made to First United Methodist Church of Liberty where she was one of the oldest living members. No public service is planned at this time. She requested her resting place to be between her husband Buck, and her first born son Pruett, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty. 

Crouthers

Daymon Wayne Crouthers our beloved husband and father went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at his residence in Liberty with his loving wife and family by his side.

He was 60. He was born December 13, 1958, in Liberty, to James Crouthers and Naomi Nugent. 

Daymon was a Rig Runner for Eagle Well Productions of Mt. Belvieu. He served his Lord at Line Camp Cowboy Church in Devers. Daymon was a very hard worker and had worked in the oilfield since he was 16. He was talented in playing the guitar and drums and loved singing around the area and in church. He also loved to hunt and fish. He loved his grandkids and his special attachment Avery. He loved his animals and being outdoors and was a Christian man who loved his Lord. He had a wonderful sense of humor and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

He was preceded in death by his father James Crouthers. Brothers, James Crouthers Jr. David Earl Crouthers, and sister, Jenny Abel. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years Penny Crouthers of Liberty; mother, Naomi Nugent Crouthers of Liberty. Son, Andrew Stuchlik of Spring, TX,: daughter, Stephanee Stuchlik of Liberty; brother, Colombus " Buster" Crouthers and wife Viola of Arkansas, and sisters, Evelyn " Sudie " Sattlewhite and husband Ben of Liberty, Lillie Tinney and husband Frank of Liberty. Brother - in- laws, Larry Fregia and wife Debbie of Liberty and Sim " Hobo" Abel of Liberty. Sister - in- laws, Linda Crouthers of Liberty, Priscilla Crouthers of Indiana. Grandchildren, Avery McKay Wilkerson of Daisetta, Paxton Glenn Schubert and Tyler Allen Schubert both of Liberty, and numerous nieces, and nephews, and a host of loving friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. at Line Camp Cowboy Church with Pastors Harland Strothers and Nathan Hendrix officiating. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, March 29, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Line Camp Cowboy Church in Devers. Serving as pallbearers are Denton Fregia, Terry Brown, Chad Hanks, Ernest Galvan, Mark Casillas, Phillip George. Honorary pallbearer is Bruce Siner.

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May

Marion Mouzon May our beloved husband and father passed away on March 25, 2019, at his residence in Cleveland, with his family by his side.

He was 81. A native of LaPorte, he had lived in Cleveland, 25, years and was a Marketing Manager for Southern California Gas Company. Marion had faithfully served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. 

He is survived by his loving wife Barbara May of Cleveland; son Ricky May of Cleveland; daughters Rebecca Jordan and husband Jerry of Batson, Rhonda Myers and husband Edward of Liberty. Brothers, Brooks May of New Waverly, Bobby May of Huffman; sisters Beth Scroggins of Cleveland, Jean Martin of Pasadena. Grandchildren are Heather, Ricky May, Melissa May, Robert McGowan, Michael McGowan, Jeremiah Carlson, Kristy West, Jacob Myers, Jessica West., and great-grandchildren 26. 

There will be a memorial service held on Friday, March 29, 2019, at 4:00 P.M. at the Chapel of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. The family will be receiving guest also on Friday March 29, 2019 starting at 3:00 P.M.

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Arnold

Kyle Dwayne Arnold, 39, of Dayton passed away March 21, 2019 in Dayton, Texas.

He was born December 10, 1979 in Vernon, Texas to parents, Frederick Wayne Arnold and Jo Marie Moody. He was a graduate of Lamar University and attended Texas Bible Institute.  

Kyle was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Wayne Arnold; his grandparents, W.F. and Janita Oertli Arnold and Alvin L. and Nancy Byars Moody.  He is survived by wife, Nikke Michele Arnold of Dayton; his mother, Jo Moody Arnold Methvin; his daughters, Olivia Faye  and Sadie Elise; sister, Karie Arnold and boyfriend Jared West; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Tina Votaw and his grandparents-in-law, Gary and Dee Rich; numerous other relatives and friends. 

Service for Kyle will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.  Interment will follow at French Cemetery in Kenefick.  Visitation for Kyle will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.    

Kyle loved the Lord and strived to follow him daily. He had faith like no one I had ever met. He truly could hand things to the Lord and trust his will, he taught me that. He raised our girls to know the Lord, to love the Lord, and to celebrate him. Kyle had a Christ like love for everyone. 

Kyle wanted nothing more in life than to be a husband and a father. He loved our girls with every part of himself. He beamed with pride and an undeniable fulfillment . He loved taking us camping and fishing, hiking trails and enjoying nature. Kyle’s big laugh was contagious and so genuine. He truly loved life. 

Kyle made award winning gumbo that we all loved. We all four loved cooking together and he would patiently teach the girls and let them help never caring about the mess. Barbequing was one of his favorite pass times especially during football season which was truly Texans season around our house. And he made the best homemade pancakes ever. He and the girls would get the griddle out and mix all the homemade batter. Pick toppings and laugh and cook and just enjoy each other. 

Kyle had an amazing talent from God for playing the guitar and singing. He loved to play, any song we loved he would find the music and learn the chords and sing to us. We would all sing and dance, sometimes make up our own lyrics, this is something I never want my girls to forget. 

Kyle loved sitting by a campfire, looking at the stars, holding hands and imagining our future. He loved the country, simply driving down a road surrounded by trees brought him so much joy. He found contentment and joy all around him. Kyle was the most amazing man and there is a void that will never be filled until we meet him in heaven and have him in our arms again!

Conn

Dale Robert Conn, Sr. 58, of Dayton unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in Baytown, Texas.

Dale was born February 15, 1961 in Hammond, Indiana to parents Wesley Robert Conn and Ann McGee Conn.  

The service for Dale will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 1, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. 
The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton.

Dale’s family moved to Texas in the 70’s making Dayton their home. He met the love of his life in 1979 and they just celebrated 36 years of marriage.  He graduated from Dayton High School in 1979 and in 1988 began his career at Enterprise where he has worked for over 30 years.  He was currently Superintendent, of the Houston Region Storage where he was a friend to all.   

Through the years Dale touched everyone that met him.  He supported his boys and all their friends in all activities, whether it was coaching baseball, basketball or football.  He was very active in the Dayton Youth Sports Association.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  

Dale was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.  He made every family and friend gathering more fun than could be imagined.  He loved cooking for everyone.  Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing, being at the beach, and at the river always with Bessie, family and friends. He loved to travel and always talked about planning the next trip.  Dale cherished every experience and moment created with all who he held close to his heart.  There was never a dull moment with Dale and he loved his Cowboys!  

Dale was preceded in death by his father, Wesley Robert Conn; fathers-in-law, Melvin Douglas Schuler and Lonnie Gruver.    He is survived by his wife, Bessie Schuler Conn of Dayton; his mother, Ann McGee Birdsong of Humble; his mother-in-law, Linda Gruver of Dayton; his sons, Dale Robert Conn, Jr. of Dayton and Matthew David Conn and wife Ellie of Dayton; his grandchildren, Dale Robert “Tripp” Conn, III, Caroline Eileen Conn, and Boyd Matthew Conn all of Dayton; his sister, Kathy Saltsman and husband John of New Caney; sisters-in-law, Tomika Chapman, Amber Schuler and Camille Dodd Hines; nieces, Courtney Tanner and husband James, Rachel Alonzo and husband Keith, Becky Young and husband Travis, Tracy Fetters and husband Larry, Kim Lindsey; great-nieces and nephews, Zoie, Chelsea, Jesse, Cayden, Brayden, Adelyn, Koden, Brooke, Christian, Avery, Mia, and Bella; his best friends, Randel and Karen Arnold and their family; numerous other family members and friends.   

Squyres

James Edwards Squyres, 73, of Liberty, Texas passed away March 25, 2019 at MD Anderson in Houston, surrounded by his loving family.

.He was born on October 4, 1945 in Center, Texas to Edward Douglas Squyres and Ruby Day Squyres.  

James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. As a teen his dream was to enter the military and serve his country. A tragic car accident left him unable to enlist but his love and support of the United States military continued his entire life. He supported wounded warriors and was made an honorary VFW Member in Baytown. Once, at the VFW he added his name to a raffle drawing and won a motorcycle. He donated the bike back to the VFW so they could sell it. He was a selfless man who was always willing to help others. James was big on giving back to his family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. He was passionate and protective of his family. He cherished his two grandchildren. James loved golf and his golfing buddies. He was a massive Aggie fan and held season tickets for the last thirty years. He had kind eyes and a gentle smile. James will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

James was preceded in death by his parents; sister Bobbie Lou; and older brother Tommy Squyres. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of forty-two years Amy Jeannette Squyres; daughter Amanda Squyres Rytych and husband James; grandson William Tyler Rytych; granddaughter Karlee Louanne Rytych; brothers Billy Squyres, Glen Counts and wife Debbie; sister Lucrettia Carnes and husband Rick; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm – 8pm on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10am at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in James’ memory to MD Anderson Cancer Center or your local VFW.

Tribute and or words of condolence can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Jones

Patricia Jane Jones, 82, of Hull, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Fairy's Landing in Hull. 

She was born September 8, 1936, in Clarksburg, WV to the late June and Virginia Dunn Smith. Mrs. Jones worked as a drapery maker until she retired to take care of the household and moved to Hull in 2005. 

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Virgil Jones. 

Those left to cherish her memory is her son, Barry Jones of Hull; grandchildren, Chasity Jones-Reynolds and husband Chase of Midland, TX, Steven Lynn Jones of Owegen, NY, and Amber Renee Jones-Hughes and husband Greg of Dallas, TX, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of loving friends. 

A gathering of Mrs. Jones' family and friends will be Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, cremation will follow.

To send flowers to the family of Patricia Jane Jones, please visit Tribute Store at https://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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"

Presnull

Raymond Daniel Presnull, 81, lifelong resident of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Kingwood, Texas.

He was born on May 2, 1937 in Liberty, Texas to Eddie and Elizabeth Grimes Presnull. Raymond began working as a mechanic at a young age. He always enjoyed fixing things. Raymond later became a logger, working for more than 35 years logging until his retirement.

Raymond was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to many. He loved nothing more than helping others. Raymond was always prepared to help by carrying wrenches in the pocket of his overalls. Not only did he enjoy doing mechanic work, he liked teaching others how to do things even more. Raymond pursued many interests, some of which included working on his saw mill, vegetable gardening, hunting, fishing and hog catching. He will always be remembered for his famous bacon and sausage from his hogs. Raymond also raised Blue catfish and Bass in his pond, not to mention the occasional alligator.

Raymond was a Christian man who enjoyed going to church. He was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland for many years and regularly attended Rural Shade Baptist Church in Tarkington.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 42 years Beverly Presnull; his children Mark and Cynthia Presnull; and his siblings Margaret Presnull, R.H. Presnull, Edward Presnull, Tommy Presnull and Marie Presnull. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children Tammy Presnull and Walter Presnull; his grandchildren Matt Presnull, Jack Presnull, Janna Presnull, Shaina Presnull and Blaine Presnull; his great-grandchildren Jadalyn Stevens, Alyssa Presnull, Dustin Presnull and Dylan Presnull; his siblings Delia Presnull and Earl J. Herman; his furbaby Yorkie, TK; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Raymond will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11am until 1pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in the Chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton, with a funeral service to begin at 1pm with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. A private interment will be in held in Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie.

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

Benoit

Jo Carolyn Benoit, 73, of Batson, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Mrs. Benoit was born September 1, 1945, in Newton, TX to Joe and Kathryn Starkes Carlisle. She worked many years in the cafeteria of the Liberty County area schools and retired from Hull-Daisetta ISD. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them, but she could always be found relaxing in her chair embroidering or sewing. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws, Murphy & Ethel Benoit; brother, Douglas Carlisle; and granddaughter, Ashley Benoit. 

Those left to cherish her memory are husband, Terrell Benoit of Batson; sons, Chuck Benoit and wife Claudia of Hardin; daughter, Terri Fregia and husband Bubba of Batson; grandchildren, Derrick Tanner of Hardin, Shayla Harwell and husband Thomas of Hardin, Amber Benoit and husband Joey of Daisetta, and Christopher Fregia and wife Shelby of Batson; great-grandchildren, Axyl, Trystan, Destynee, Braiden, Olivia, Joseph, Cooper, and Savannah; special friends, Julia Powell and Glenda Watson; and a host of loving friends and extended family. 

A service of remembrance will be Friday, March 29, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at New Life Church in Batson with Reverend Bill Campbell officiating, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Mrs. Benoit's family and friends will be Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. also at New Life Church. 

Honoring Mrs. Benoit as pallbearers are Johnny Carter, Derrick Tanner, Perry Powell, Joseph Whidden, Christopher Fregia, and Thomas Harwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck Benoit, Alan Gartner, and Bryan Fregia.

 To send flowers to the family of Jo Carolyn Benoit, please visit Tribute Store at https://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

 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"

Thomas

Gloria Jean Shearer Thomas, 82, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 at home in Kingwood. 

She was born December 25, 1936 in Kayford, West Virginia to parents John Howard Shearer and Dolly Norene Camp Shearer.  

Service for Mrs. Thomas will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Liberty, Texas.  The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Graveside service for Mrs. Thomas will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2019 at Houston National Cemetery in Houston.   

Mrs. Thomas was a longtime resident of the Houston area and a former employee of the City of Houston.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and attended services in the Pine Trails, Liberty and Kingwood Wards. Mrs. Thomas served in a wide variety of church callings including primary teacher, young women president, Dallas Temple worker, and Relief Society president on 3 separate occasions for a total of 18 years.  Gloria enjoyed singing, reading, family history and gardening. She had a great love for her family and friends and will be missed by all that knew and loved her.   

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles Edward Thomas, her sister Norma Reedy and her brother Sheridan “Sonny” Shearer.  She is survived by daughters, Yolanda Velasco and husband Bill of Florida, Celeste Berry of Arizona, Kimberly Weaver and husband Donald of Kingwood; sons, Dr. Charles E. Thomas and wife Kimberly Ann of Dayton, Robert “Bobby" Thomas and wife Melissa of Utah and Richard Thomas and wife Andrea of Houston; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Jackson

Lenora Jane Salisbury Jackson, 84, of Houston, Texas, was diagnosed with incurable untreatable Stage IV Pancreatic cancer January 2019.

She exhaled her last breath on earth and passed over to inhale her first breath of heaven in the presence of the LORD, Saturday, March 23, 2019, at her residence. 

Lenora was born December 9, 1934 in Mansfield, Louisiana, the first born of five children to her parents, Cecil Olin Salisbury and Ella Mae (Barber) Salisbury. 

Services for Mrs. Jackson will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Dyersdale Baptist Church and Camp in Coldspring, Texas, 77331, in San Jacinto County, located on Hwy 150. Brother Kenneth Jackson, Pastor of Dyersdale Baptist Church; Brother Hewy E. Jackson, Jr., ordained minister; and her husband, Brother Calvin B “Curly” Jackson, ordained minister, will be officiating. Visitation for Lenora, will be from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday March 27, 2019, prior to the commencing of the Funeral Service at Dyersdale Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston, Texas. Pallbearers will be: Johnny Wayne Wheeler, Adam Joseph Wheeler, Caleb Andrew Wheeler, and  Captain Daniel Phillip Wheeler, USAF. 

Lenora was a dedicated wife, homemaker, and mother. She is a very proud grandmother and great-grandmother: known to her “babies” as Granny. She loved to sew and cook; her specialties were pies and chicken & dumplings. Lenora loved to read listen music, and sing music. She sang all the time around the house and after she gave her heart and soul for salvation through the LORD Jesus Christ in 1962, she sang harmony and soprano alongside her husband, her brother in law Archie D Jackson, and her sister, Loretta S Walker, who would become the first in the family to call themselves The Jackson Family Quartet. The dynamics changed throughout their many years of service but her voice would be known for its high range and versatility of smooth transitions into harmonies.  They traveled across the U.S. sharing their message in song of the gospel of Christ. She would be known for her operatic sound in southern gospel, singing school metered style singing, classic hymns, and bluegrass gospel in-the-style-of the Chuck Wagon Gang. She sang publicly the last time in 2018. She was a diligent Sunday School Teacher of Toddlers for many years; and a loving nurturing Aunt to a host of nieces and nephews. She loves her in-laws like her own brothers and sisters with whom many, many precious memories and cherished moments were made never to be forgotten.

The activity she loved best was being Granny to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Lenora will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. 

Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Olin Salisbury;  mother, Ella Mae Barber Millsap; step-father, Sgt. (ret.) Noah Frank Millsap, USAA; one brother, Jerry Milford Salisbury; ten In-laws, and two nieces, and two nephews. 

Lenora is survived by her husband-her heart, of 67 and a half years, Calvin B “Curly” Jackson; daughter, Deborah Damaras (Jackson) Wheeler and husband Johnny Wayne Wheeler. Three grandsons: Adam Joseph Wheeler and his wife, Amanda “Mandy” (Weatherly) Wheeler, Caleb Andrew Wheeler, and Captain Daniel Phillip Wheeler, USAF, and his wife, Nicole (Coon) Wheeler; one sister, Loretta Walker and husband, Master Sgt (retired) Joe R Walker, USAF; two brothers, Delbert Olin Salisbury and spouse Delores; Cecil Edward Salisbury and spouse Rita. Five Great-grandchildren, Gideon Daniel Wheeler, Kaylee Elise Wheeler, Emma Grace Wheeler, Afton “Affie” Noelle Wheeler, and soon-to-arrive April 2019, Baby Boy Wheeler. 

Services under the direction of Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas

Please leave your condolences and memories on Mrs. Jackson’s tribute page at  http://www.pacestancil.com

 

Peckinpaugh

Elmer V. Peckinpaugh better known as ‘Blue’ passed away, March 19, 2019 at his residence in Liberty, Texas.

He was born on August 27, 1942 to Luther ‘Staight Stick’ Peckinpaugh and Clara Sutton Peckinpaugh.

Blue was a talented machinist. He took great pride in his job and you could always count on him to get it done right. Blue was an active member of the Nolan D. Pickett VFW Post 5621, Dayton American Legion Post 512, Elks Lodge 2019 and Liberty Patriot Guard. He was also a member on the Sliver Fox cooking team. Blue was a strong, independent, outgoing man. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and being with friends. He also enjoyed a good whiskey. Wild Turkey was his favorite. Blue was fun to be around. He cared about people. It’s for this and so many more reasons that he will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him,
Blue was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory daughter Keri and Charlie Locke; son Charles and wife Teresa of Cleveland; son Kenneth Peckinpaugh of Katy; son James Peckinpaugh of Katy; granddaughter Brooklynne Locke; granddaughter Makenzie Locke; grandson Dylan Kristoff; grandson Christopher, Jr.; granddaughter Vanessa Olecki; grandson Colin Olecki; grandson JJ Childs; granddaughter Emily Childs; grandson Charles Brock; granddaughter Karly Brock; granddaughter Brittany Higgins and husband Brandon; grandson Josh Blakley and wife Erin; daughter Crystal Tillman, daughter Robbin Childs, grandson Dakota Thornton and wife Vera, great-grandchildren Gavin and Keely and a host of other loving family members and friends.
Final arrangements have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service.

Alpers

Brunce Wayne "Papa Wayne" Alpers, 64. Our beloved Husband and Father left us to soon on Saturday morning March 23, 2019, at his residence in Batson, surrounded by his loving family.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 12:00 P.M. at Roadside Memorial Baptist Church in Saratoga, with Reverend Nathan Hendrix and Tony Current officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. 

Serving as pallbearers are Jerry Smith, Elvis Fregia, Hershel Fregia, James Ray Alpers, Lonnie Smith, Joel Alpers, and Cody Smith. Honorary pallbearer is Hershel Smith. 

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, March 25, 2019, from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the church. A native of Kountze, Brunce had lived in the Batson, and Saratoga, area for most of his life and was a retired Truck driver for Basil Oilfield Services of Saratoga. He was Road Captain for Christian Motorcycle Association in which he was a member. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Lamar Alpers and Ruby Lee Chambliss and brother, Roy Dale Alpers. 

Survivors include his wife of 42 years Robin Alpers of Batson; son John Alpers and wife Donna of Batson Prairie. Daughters, Elizabeth Smith and husband Jerry of Saratoga, honorary daughter, Regina Fregia and husband Elvis of Hardin. Brothers, Fred Alpers and wife Barbara Jean of Rye; James Alpers and wife Sharon of Missouri; John Alpers and wife Brenda of Trinity. Sisters, Judy Rucker of Cleveland; Freda Morris and husband Roland of Deer Park. Grandchildren, Brandon, Logan, Shelby, Sydnee, Cody. Hershel and Elisahbeth. Great grandchildren 8.

To send flowers to the family of Brunce Wayne " Papa Wayne" Alpers, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral  Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E.Batson, Texas 77515. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. " Earning your trust one family at a time."

Williams

Earl Rogers Williams Jr. was born on November 2, 1967 to father, Earl Williams Sr. and mother, Arthola Toran.

On March 15, 2019, at 1:45 a.m., Earl made his transition to heaven with his family by his side.

He professed Jehovah at an early age; he taught Sunday school lessons.  At an early age he raised and showed pigs.  Earl was very well known for his talents and hard work.  He loved to play basketball, dominoes, and run track.

He was a loving father, son, brother and grandfather; he was well loved and had many friends.  Earl would give great advice and the shirt off his back if it was needed.  If he could he would become any child’s Papa; he often treated his children’s friends as if they were his own too.  Earl was a wonderful man.

Although our hearts are broken, we are so grateful, knowing that Earl is now in the hands of his mother, Arthola Toran, grandfather – Ezekiel Williams, and his brother-in-law, Danny Baldwin. 

He leaves to cherish his memory: ex-wife - Katrina Dickey, daughter – Earlreika Williams, step children – Tallory Dickey (Johnny Gumms), Memphis Dickey, father – Earl Williams Sr., siblings: sisters – Carmen Williams and Letizia Ryans, brother – Christopher Lee Williams, six (6) beautiful grandchildren – Divinity, Devinson, Tracelynn, Kenrieka, Traveal and Jairone.  He was so proud of his grand kids, his loving niece, LaShonda Baldwin and her kids, his nephew – Oscar and a host of wonderful aunties, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 22, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  He will lie-in-state, March 23, 2019, at Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church; 1600 Wallisville Road, Liberty, Tx., from 09:30am-11:00am; funeral services will follow at 11:00am.
Rev. Terrance Edwards officiating.

Gray

Mary Elizabeth Gray, our beloved mother, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at her residence in Onalaska surrounded by her loving family. She was 80. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services in Batson with Reverend Willie West officiating, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family. 

A native of Hull, she had lived in Onalaska for 20 years and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Gray; sister, Alice Bishop; brothers, Charles and Lawrence West; and grandson, Zachariah “Zac" Wright. 

Those left to cherish her memory are; son, Bill Wright and wife Bridgette of Montgomery, TX; daughters, Lila Garrett and husband Carl of Onalaska, TX, Beth Pritchard and husband Mike of Conroe, TX, and Sonia Baez and husband Ed of Granger, TX; sister, Lola Watzlavik of Newburgh, IN; grandchildren, Summer Mitchell, Tiffani Price, Wil Fregia, Colby Fregia, Caleb Wright, Dusty Garrett, and Coty Pritchard Leal; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

To send flowers to the family of Mary Elizabeth Gray, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100

Gaskill

Diane Chachere Gaskill, 83, went to be with the Lord in Heaven on March 17. 2019. She was born in New Orleans on October 24, 1935 to Marvin E. Chachere and Diana Marie Chachere (Lafleur) and grew up in Baton Rouge. 

As a teenager, she and her sister Bobbie Chachere taught ballet and dance while Diane attended Louisiana State University. In October 1954, at an LSU football game dance she met Ensign Richard (Dick) Gaskill, a recent US Naval Academy graduate, who was beginning basic flight training at Whiting Field, Florida. After meeting Richard, Diane told her father that she had met the man she was going to marry. Diane and Dick were married on June 11, 1955. They honeymooned in the Carolinas and then moved to Corpus Christi where Richard was stationed for advanced flight training. Diane served as a loving Navy wife throughout Dick’s career as an attack pilot serving in squadrons on both coasts and as Commanding Officer of the USS NIMITZ. For many years Diane was one of the leaders of Navy Officer and Enlisted wives groups including during the Vietnam War period. After Rear Admiral Gaskill retired from the Navy in 1981, the Gaskill’s moved to Pensacola where they were close to their many Navy friends. Diane and Dick helped found Perdido Bay United Methodist Church and for many years Diane taught a very popular Sunday school and Bible class.

She and Dick were also very active in Pensacola First United Methodist Church and Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. Diane earned a degree from LSU and was a very knowledgeable grade school teacher and a talented artist who drew and painted beautiful scenes with ease, and created wonderful ceramic figurines. Diane traveled the world with her husband and extensively visited every continent except the Antarctic. 

Diane is survived by her husband of 64 years, Richard; two sons, David and Danny; daughter, Debra; granddaughters Kori and Mary, grandson, Richard; great granddaughter Lilliauna; sisters, Cherie Long, Bobbie Edwards and Mary Frances Chachere; Dick’s sister Betty Brown and many members of her family. 

A memorial service was held at Perdido Bay United Methodist Church March 21. Diane will be buried in Dayton, Texas on March 23, at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Dayton with a service to begin at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. George Ohmstede officiating. Burial will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Arrangements are under the direction of Oak Lawn Funeral Home, 619 N. New Warrington Rd., Pensacola, Florida and Pace-Stancil Funeral Home 1304 N. Cleveland Dayton, Texas 77535, 936-258-5300www.pacestancil.com.

Ousley

Lois Madeline West Ousley, 85, of Liberty, Texas, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.

She was born on June 14, 1933 in Beaumont, Texas, the daughter of the late Charles and Madeline Hilabrant West.

Lois worked as a bookkeeper for many years and was a longtime member at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty.

Lois was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was a resilient, very stubborn, yet soft hearted, helpful and kind woman who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Lois pursued many interests, some of which included sewing, crocheting, drawing and woodworking. She also was a collector of Ty Beanie Babies and antique dolls of various types.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Becky Ousley; her sister Charlene Baggett; and her brothers Charles West and Richard West. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband Kenneth E. Ousley of Liberty; her daughter Pat Bagwell and husband Tim of Mont Belvieu; her grandchildren Amy Wiggins of Franklin and Josh Wiggins of Liberty; her brothers Rodney West and wife Bobbie of Rye, Reggie West of Liberty, Jimmy McHugh and wife Debbie of Highlands and Timmy McHugh and wife Debbie of Highlands; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Lois will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

A private graveside service and committal will be held in Fairlawn Cemetery.

Tribute and or words of condolences can be left at www.AllisonFuneralService.com

Skarpa

Richard “Ricky” Lee Skarpa, 64, was born in Dayton, Texas on August 22, 1954 and passed away at home on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 with his beloved wife and daughter by his side.

He graduated from Dayton High School in 1972 and began his career in law enforcement.  On April 1, 2000, he married the love of his life, Debbie Skarpa and they were married for 19 years.

He was a 34-year veteran of the Liberty Police Department where he retired.  He then continued to pursue his career for 10 years with the Dayton Police Department. 

His passions included policing, motorcycle police escorts, hunting, fishing, and boating in the bay.  One of his biggest passions were teaching his grandchildren the importance of gun safety, and spending time with his beloved “Zoom Cat”.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Skarpa.  He is survived by his wife, Debbie Skarpa of Dayton; mother, Earlene Skarpa of Dayton; sisters, Peggy Wallett and Sandra Nona; daughters, Barbie Skarpa and Brandi Grimes; son, Bob Skarpa; stepsons, Jonathon Collier and Thomas Collier; grandchildren, Austin, Taylor, Cameron, Aiden, Grayson, Sidnii, Brianna, Caden, and Kinsley; one great grandchild, Brailah; numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday evening, March 22, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.  Service for Ricky will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to all, our family and friends who have reached out during this difficult time.  A special thanks to Debbie Adams, Chief Robert Vine, Captain John Coleman, Dayton Police Department, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and Faith Community Hospice.

Mefferd

Shirley Lee Mefferd, 70, of Cleveland passed away Friday, March 15, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born April 14, 1948, in Ravenna, Ohio to Eddie Pucci and Rosa Lee Fuqua. She lived most of her life in the Cleveland area. Mrs. Mefferd was diligent in all of her chores around her lovely home and property and enjoyed being outdoors doing yard work and ordering Virgil around. She loved her family. Nana, as she was affectionately known by her grandchildren, they were her pride and joy and she will be greatly missed by all who loved her. In 1997, she was instrumental in opening up S&H Auto Sales in Liberty with her husband and was the driving force behind it, like any task she took on. She was the first one there and the last one to leave and was a major part of our success. If you ever had the privilege of working with Shirley you found out fast that she was special. She earned her money, worked harder than anybody I ever met and loved her family the same way. Thank you, Lord, we couldn't have had a better wife, mom, and friend. 

Mrs. Mefferd is preceded in death by her parents; son, Jimmy Humansky; her infant, Angel; and sister, Dawn Marie Prince. 

Those left to cherish her memory are; her loving husband of 40 years, Virgil Howard Mefferd; sons, Chris J. Mefferd and wife LaNeigh of Rye, TX, and Jeff H Mefferd and wife Laura of Daisette; daughters, Melissa Dawn Souleret of Florida, and Kimberly Gibson of Florida; grandchildren, Angelica, Cheyene, Kristen, Jacob, Chelsea, Steven, Savanaha, Alexis, Christopher, Tyler, Trinity, Blake, and Kaylee, 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Faith & Family Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating, interment will follow at Concord Cemetery in Rye, TX. A gathering of Mrs. Mefferd's family and friends will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services. 

Honoring Mrs. Mefferd as pallbearers will be Chris Mefferd, Jeff Mefferd, Tyler Brown, Christopher Mefferd, Kirby Mefferd, Timmy Prince, and James Long.
To send flowers to the family of Shirley Lee Mefferd, please visit Tribute Store at https://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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"

Standley

Kenneth Leroy Standley, 83, lifelong resident of Double Bayou, Texas, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

He was born in Double Bayou on August 10, 1935 to Fred and Thelma Lucile Smith Standley. Kenneth was a graduate of Anahuac High School, Class of 1956. He attended Oak Island Baptist Church for many years and most recently was attending Smith Point Baptist Church.

Kenneth began working at a very young age. He did everything from surveying and working cattle as a rancher. He worked as a surveyor at Exxon Mobile Pipeline Company for many years and would collect trinkets like arrowheads, geodes and glass bottles while working. After his retirement, he found joy in socializing. Kenneth would make his morning rounds through town, stopping at various places to enjoy his morning coffee with friends. He was a jokester who loved to laugh and a storyteller of old past times and amazing life stories. Kenneth was well known and liked by so many. He pursued many interests, some of which included, hunting, fishing, turkey shoots and working around the house.

Kenneth was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was a devoted Christian who loved to attend church. Kenneth was a longtime member of the Oak Island Baptist Church and was most recently attending Smith Point Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #995. Kenneth and his son John Standley both were members together of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Spaight’s Battalion, SCV Camp #858 Gulf Coast Brigade Texas Division. He also served in various capacities and roles with the Chambers County Historical Commission.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters Dorothy Perkins, Katie Mae Edleman, Fannie Standley and Corine Read; and his brother Fred Howard Standley. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sons John Standley of Double Bayou and Tyson Stubbs of Killeen; his daughter Brooke Stubbs of Killeen; his grandchildren Seth Standley, Christian Thompson, Dylan, Kohner and Kolton Stubbs; his brother Alva Standley of Double Bayou; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to gather with the family beginning at 10am on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Avenue S. in Anahuac. A funeral service will begin at 11am with Bro Mark Pagels, officiating. A private graveside service and committal will be held in Standley Cemetery in Double Bayou.

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

Peace

Floyd V. Peace, 91, of Liberty, Texas passed peacefully from this life on Friday, March 15, 2019 after a tough battle with heart failure.

He was born on April 8, 1927 to Henry Martin Peace and Bertha Elizabeth Cheney Peace in Colmesneil, Texas. Floyd eased into the next glorious life quietly as Gilbert Jones was reading 23 Psalms to him by his bedside.

Floyd, formerly of Colmesneil, Texas came to work in Liberty in 1945 to make a step up with the Texas Highway Dept. where he was a draftsman Engineer Tech V, retiring at the age of 55. He made a good life here and participated in both of his children’s activities and lives and enjoyed his friends, scouting, and neighborhood parties, church, Masons and deer hunting.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, settlers of a community named Emilee or later known as Colmesneil, and spent his entire youth on the farm. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Margie James Peace; his son Kenneth Peace of Liberty; his three step-brothers; two natural brothers, Martin Peace of Irving, Texas, and Wayne Peace of Pasadena, Texas and son-in-law Bobby Kersh.

He leaves behind his daughter, Glenda Kersh of Liberty; three grandchildren Robert Kersh and wife Christina of Hardin, Amanda Key and husband Josh of Liberty and Jeannette Roy; his great-grandchildren Kenny, Christiane, Travis, and Taylor.

Friends are invited to visit with the family 5pm – 8pm on Monday, March 18, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10am, March 19, 2019 at Allison Funeral Service with a Masonic ceremony by Liberty Lodge AF & AM #48 with our dear friend and chaplain, Jon Cregor of Kindred Hospice officiating. A masonic graveside ceremony will be held 1:30pm at Ebenezer Cemetery on 256 E. in Colmesneil.
Floyd had several people who helped make his last days memorable and enjoyable: Charles Rodgers, neighbor, of Liberty; his caregiver Darlene Wheeler, whom he adored, neighbors, Meals on Wheels, and the team who took care of him from Hospice and his dear friend Dolly, who never failed to call and encourage him.

Shaver

Fred Edward Shaver, 70, of Dayton passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at home.

He was born August 30, 1948 in Leesville, Texas to parents Joe Floyd Shaver and Frances Janie Brister Shaver. 

Fred was a longtime resident of Dayton and had previously lived in Gonzales County.  He attended Calvary Baptist Church for the past two years.  He was active in the Dayton Young Farmers and Texas Association of Young Farmers.  He was a lifetime member of the HLSR, the HLSR Operations Committee, and Liberty Elks Lodge.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and most of all being with his family.  Fred was a heavy equipment operator, was in the hay business and will be remembered as being a great man and caring friend.  He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. 

Fred was preceded in death by his father, Joe Shaver; brother, Floyd Shaver; sister, Terry Dale Price and stepfather, Robert Steed.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years Sharon Ubnoskye Shaver of Dayton; his mother, Janie Steed; daughter, Debbie Cormier and husband Jason; son, Donny Shaver and wife Destiny; grandchildren, Ryan Cormier, Faith Cormier, Mindy Shaver, Brittany Shaver, Tyler Shaver, Caydyn Shaver, Jacelyn Traeger and Abby Ivey; sister, Diann Heckman and husband Carl; also numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. 

Services for Fred will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Davis officiating. Interment will follow at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery in Eastgate. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Ubnoskye, Jason Rogers, Cory Ripkowski, Danny Fabre, Tim Otto and Johnny Minx.  Honorary pallbearers are his 8 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Dayton Young Farmers Scholarship Fund at PO BOX 2373, Dayton, Texas 77535.

Cox

Larry Phillip Cox, 54, of Hull passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Larry was born May 27, 1964, in Mullins, SC to George Larry Cox and Camille Dunn Deason. He worked as a pipefitter in the oilfield industry and lived most of his life in the Hull area. He never met a stranger and made friends with everyone he came across and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

Larry is preceded in death by his father, George Larry Cox; son, Phillip Kelby Cox; sister, Julie Guinn; and step-father, Dwayne Deason. 

Those left to cherish his memory is his mother, Camille Deason of Hull; daughters, Kelsea Michelle Cox, and Kayle Allyse Cox, both of Raywood; brother, Robert Wayne Dunn and wife Robin of Pilot Point, TX; sister, Terresa Dawn Irby of Hull; brother-in-law, Joel Guinn of Mansfield, TX; grandchildren, Kolby Brice Cox, and Caleb Raloyd Gabriel; special niece, Alecia Renee' Dorman of Lumberton; great-niece, Reagan Nicole Whittlesey; and a host of numerous nieces, nephews, and loving friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Larry's family and friends will be Friday, March 15, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Faith and Family Funeral Services. 

Honoring Larry as pallbearers will be Chance Dorman, J.P. Ellis, Kyle Rogers, and David Rogers.

To send flowers to the family of Larry Phillip Cox, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

 

Wiggins

Larry Evan Wiggins Sr, 50, of Hardin, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont surrounded by his loving family.

Larry was born on May 28, 1968, in Blythe, CA to Belton and Cecelia Chambers Wiggins. He lived in the Hardin area most of his life and worked as a contractor for J. Hughes, Inc. Larry enjoyed a good conversation and was always encouraging. He loved his family and was proud of all of his children. If Larry wasn't given someone a hard time, picking, and teasing, then you knew that something was wrong. He was an excellent life teacher and always spoke the truth, no matter how difficult it was to hear, but he would also give the shirt off his back if you needed it. Larry loved his motorcycle, he found his peace and serenity while taking a ride. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandmother, Eulalora Johnson; grand-daughter, Hazel Raelynn Harwell; sister, Cindia Wiggins; and cousins, Terry Wiggins and Rose Wiggins. 

Those left to cherish his memory are daughters, Victoria Renee' Wiggins-Owens and husband Austin of Splendora, TX, Veronica Rose Wiggins of North Carolina, and Violet Rayne Wiggins-Harwell and husband Kyle of Hardin; son, Larry Evan Wiggins Jr of Splendora, TX; sisters, Lisa Foster-Smith of Houston, and Melissa Wiggins Gray of Smithville, TX; and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Robbie Jackson. A gathering of Larry's family and friends will also be Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. 

Honoring Larry as pallbearers are Larry Wiggins Jr, Kyle Harwell, Austin Owens, Billy Wiggins, Curtis Wiggins, Alan Harryman, and Rodney Pilgreen.

To send flowers to the family of Larry Evan Wiggins Sr., please visit Tribute Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.
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"

 

Perry

Wanda Carol Crist Perry, 64, of Dayton passed away peacefully March 8, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  She was born April 9, 1954 in Conneaut, Ohio to parents Ralph and Irma Lucille Crist. 

Service for Mrs. Perry will be 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until service time at 6:00 p.m.


Wanda was born and raised in Ohio.  She had lived in Dayton for the past ten years and had previously lived in Houston.  Wanda enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Christmas was her favorite time of year and she especially liked baking and preparing for the holiday. She enjoyed camping, and spending time outdoors. She was a proud, patriotic American and enjoyed politics and following current political events. She held a special place in her heart for the sacrifices made by the men and women serving in the military and law enforcement protecting the Freedom of our country.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Stephen Crist and sister, Brenda Phillips.  Wanda is survived by her son, Eric Perry and wife Christine of Dayton; granddaughter, Katrina Perry of New Caney; brothers, Tom Crist and wife Lillie of Houston and Brian Crist and wife Carmie of Lacoochee, FL; also, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

De Los Reyes

Hannah Faye Elise De Los Reyes, 27, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 8, 2019 at her home.

She was born on February 12, 1992 in Baytown, Texas to Valentin De Los Reyes, Jr. and Stephanie Lynnette Ainsworth and graduated from Barbers Hill High School in 2010.

Hannah was a free spirit who enjoyed writing, listening to music, watching the VICE channel and Stranger Things, one of her many favorites on Netflix. She cherished all of her siblings and loved nothing more than spending time with friends and family. Hannah was a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend to many who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Although her life here on earth was short, she touched many with her vibrant smile and caring heart.

Hannah was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents Jack and Laverne Ainsworth; her fraternal great-grandmother Hermina Rodriguez; her fraternal grandfather Valentin De Los Reyes, Sr.; and her stepfather Karl Totzer, Jr. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother Stephanie Lynnette Ainsworth Totzer; her father Valentin De Los Reyes and wife Crystal; her siblings Cameron, Valentin, III, Jack, Matteo, Mason, Chesney, Chance and Jake; her stepparents Bryan and Cory Strange; her grandparents Terry and Rachelle Ainsworth, Claudia and Doug Hamilton, Kay and Pudge Willcox and Pearl Rodriguez; her niece Leah Strange; her cousins Christina Bibb and children Layla and Liam; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Valentin De Los Reyes, III, Matteo De Los Reyes, Jesse Hernandez, Manuel De Los Reyes, Pedro Torres and Daniel Carranza, Jr.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Rev Ryan Tremmel officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery

Harwell

Hazel Raelynn Harwell, infant daughter of Kyle and Violet Harwell, of Hardin, gained her angel wings Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center.

Hazel was born January 17, 2019, in Kingwood, TX and since that day she laughed and smiled throughout her short time here and brought joy and happiness to everyone that got to meet her. 

She is preceded in death by her fraternal great-grandmother, Betty Harwell; maternal great-grandmother, Cecelia Chambers; and uncle, Dusty Beasley. 

Those left to cherish her memory are parents, Kyle and Violet Wiggins Harwell of Hardin; grandparents, Robert and Lora Harwell of Hardin, Larry Wiggins of Hardin, Vanessa Boland of Splendora, Chiante Martin of Hardin, and Eugene Gibbs of Hardin; great-grandfather, Jimmy Harwell of Hardin; uncles, Thomas and Shayla Harwell, Zach Harwell, John Berry, James Berry, David Graves, Ernie Graves, William Robinson, Ivis Graves, Kyle Cubbison, all of Hardin, Bubba Wiggins, and Austin Owens of Splendora; aunts, Chasity Harwell, Cassidy Harwell, Katherine Martin, all of Hardin, Victoria Owens of Splendora, and Veronica Wiggins of North Carolina; great-aunts, Kassandra Wilkerson and husband Saul, and Sarah Fillingame and husband Justin, both of Hardin, and a host of loving friends. 

A service of remembrance will be Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Hardin United Methodist Church with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. A gathering of Hazel's family and friends will also be Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the church. 

Honoring sweet Hazel as pallbearers are her father, Kyle Harwell, and grandfather, Robert Harwell.


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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.

Ott

John Paul Ott, 87, of Dayton, Texas passed away February 28, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  

He was born December 13, 1931 at the Ott Hotel in Liberty, Texas to parents, Charlie and Eugenia Linney Ott. The Ott Hotel was owned by his grandmother and he spent much of his childhood there.  

John Paul graduated from Dayton High School where he was active in FFA and football.  He married, raised two sons and was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  Upon leaving the service he graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.  He joined Houston Lighting and Power Company in 1962 where he progressed through corporate management.  Upon his retirement from HL&P he continued raising and racing quarter horses which was a lifelong passion.

John Paul is survived by family and friends and was buried in a private service at Linney Cemetery in Dayton. Arrangements were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Epperson

Jean LaDelle Epperson, 92, of  Liberty County in the  Old River–Winfree, area passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019. 

She was born January 12, 1927 in Houston, Texas to parents Thomas Marvin Epperson and Marguerite Mitchell Epperson.  

Memorial service for Mrs. Epperson will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.  

Jean was a longtime resident of the Old River-Winfree area in Liberty County after moving from Houston.  She taught special education in Baytown for over 35 years.  Mrs. Epperson wrote books on genealogy and history and was very active in the DAR. Jean was a patron of the arts and historical societies in Liberty County.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Desiree McGinty Powers and brother, Roland Harris.  She is survived by her husband of 3 years Sheldon Kindall of El Lago, Texas; children, Mia Colleen McGinty Cummings and Marla McGinty Trahan and husband Joe; grandchildren, Shannon Tilton, LaDelle Maez,  Clay Cummings and Charles Drost; six great-grandchildren; brother, Jon Harris; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Chambliss

Dan Chambliss, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, March 5 in Baytown, TX.  

He was born in Anahuac, TX to parents Jack Edward Chambliss and Audrey Jean Chambliss. As the youngest of three children, Dan was full of life, both clever and mischievous.

Dan earned his Bachelors of Business Administration from Southwest Texas University in San Marcos. Dan was sharp and extremely intelligent. He went on to hold managerial roles in various organizations, including Long John Silver’s, Wendy’s and O’Reily’s. Dan had an extremely solid work ethic and excelled in his roles throughout his career. Dan understood the value of the dollar and the importance of saving. Some could tease that he likely still owns the first dollar he ever earned.

Countless hours of looking up to his father, Jack, and learning to fish and hunt resulted in a lifelong love and respect for guns. Dan has an astounding gun collection and thoroughly enjoyed shooting.

Dan met his wife Holli while managing at Long John’s in 1993. While Holli was always his favorite employee, they worked side-by-side for a couple years before starting a relationship. Holli and Dan married in Las Vegas July 4, 2000. It was obvious to all that spent time around Dan and Holli, that Dan absolutely adored his wife. As Dan shared his love of fishing with Holli, he would call her the “Croaker Queen” because she managed to catch more fish than him. The two were inseparable and enjoyed taking regular trips to Las Vegas and attending art shows and festivals in various cities.

Dan will be greatly missed and remembered by his loved ones. Dan is survived by his wife Holli Chambliss; his stepchildren Will and Sabrina Dillard and Shane and Dena Fisher; his 5 grandchildren, Raven, Gavin, Jay-Cee, Emma and Hayes; his brother Barney Chambliss; and his sister Jackie “Cissy” Closson. Dan was preceded in death by his father Jack Edward Chambliss and his mother Audrey Jean Chambliss.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, TX.

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

Barrow

Ms. Dolly Angelique Barrow passed away peacefully on February 16, 2019 in Houston, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Dolly was preceded in death by her parents, Solomon Wesley Barrow and Laviana “Sunny” Barrow.  She is survived by her sister, Bertha “Bibi” Barrow McDonald and brother-in-law, Robert Richard McDonald, her brother, Solomon Wesley Barrow, Jr., and her nephews, Travis Richard McDonald and Solomon Wesley Barrow III.  Dolly’s family would like to thank Dolly’s longtime friend, Pat Calvachio, for taking care of Dolly during her illness. 

Dolly was born in Beaumont, Texas on September 13, 1953.  She attended Longfellow Elementary School, Stephen F. Austin Middle School, and Beaumont High School.  While in Beaumont High School, she was a member of Purple Queens, Tri-H-Y, Beaumont High School News, and she was a Pine Burr Beauty runner up  and selected as one of the Senior Class Favorites.  She was a princess in the Neches River Festival and a Beaumont Symphony League debutante. She attended the University of Texas and majored in Elementary Education.  Then, she worked as a teacher’s aide, model, and a travel agent. 

Dolly loved children and animals.  She didn’t have any children, but she loved teaching children, especially English to Spanish-speaking children (Dolly was bilingual in Spanish).  In addition, she loved animals, and she often adopted stray cats or dogs from various animal shelters in Houston. Her pets were her constant companions.

A graveside service for Dolly will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Jackson Cemetery, Farm to Market 562/Smith Point Road in Double Bayou, near Anahuac, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Houston Humane Society. 

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

Lampson

Mary Ann Lampson, 87, of Dayton, Texas, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 3, 2019.

She was born September 3, 1931 in Victoria, Texas to Henry and Mary Jurek Schoener.

After graduating from Nazareth Academy in Victoria, Texas, Mary Ann met the love of her life while working in Houston. She and John Lampson married December 28, 1952 and moved their family to Eastgate in 1963. After taking time off to raise their five children, she went to work for Upjohn Health Care Services.

She will always be remembered for her kind heart, helping hands, and warm smile. Mary Ann was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who created a loving home. She was a true servant who willingly served her community from church bazaars, baking kolaches to Lenten fish fries. She was a homemaker and well-known for her made from scratch desserts. Mary Ann loved her family, gardening, dancing, fishing, and her Houston sports teams. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was also a member of the Shepherd Staff and Catholic Daughters.

In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, son Stephen Lampson, sisters Betty Jo Tucker and Jean Zak, and grandson Lane Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Lampson of Houston and partner Ralph Gardner of Canyon Lake, sons Michael Lampson and wife Misty of Huntsville, Mark Lampson and wife Carolyn of Kerrville, and John Paul Lampson and wife Katy of Huntsville; grandchildren Randi Griffin and husband Volney, Ryan Lampson, Matt and Jared Lampson and Hannah Hendricks, James and John Lampson, Ty and Trey Smith; great-grandchild Amelia Griffin, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. 

All services will be at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. with a Rosary to follow. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Her family would like to thank Altus Hospice Care and the devoted nurses Julie, Mona and LeNelda, and numerous friends for their loyal support during this time. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church or the Lane Smith Memorial Fund at First Financial Bank of Huntsville, Texas.

Jordan

Robert Eugene Jordan, 72, of Woodville, formerly of Batson, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Harbor Hospice in Houston. 

Mr. Jordan was born August 23, 1946, to the late Murray and  Dicie Birge Jordan in Batson. In July of 1968, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served his country and earn many awards and metals until July of 1974 when he received an Honorable discharged and came back to the Batson area where he lived most of his life. 

Mr. Jordan is preceded in death by his parents; his precious wife, Teresa Jordan; brother, Carl Jordan; and sisters, Caroline Soileau and Vada. 

Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Douglas Jordan and wife Wendy of Beaumont, and Vernon Jordan of Batson; brother, Jerry Jordan of Batson; sisters, Jennifer Jordan of Houston, Sandra Kerr of Atascocita, and Anita Kunkle of Houston; grandchildren, Reagan Jordan, Caleb Jordan, Magen Jordan, and Mallory Jordan; great-grandchild, Keilan Jones Jr, and a host of loving friends and extended family. 

A memorial service of remembrance with Military Honors will be Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. with Reverend Robin Zaruba officiating at Faith & Family Chapel. A gathering of Mr. Jordan's family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.

To send flowers to the family of Robert Eugene Jordan, please visit Tribute Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

 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"

Herbert

Virgil Lee Herbert, 85, of Liberty, Texas passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at his residence in Spring, Texas.

He was born on September 1, 1933 to Robert Edward Lee Herbert and Mary Ann Ziegelt Herbert.

In 1951, Virgil joined the United States Navy. He served his country proudly in the Korean War. After he was honorably discharged from the service he worked for over forty years as a Tow Truck Driver. He had a few jobs in-between but he always came back to wrecker service. He enjoyed the job and helping people. Virgil loved his family, friends and neighbors. He was an old soul and had a wonderful sense of humor. He liked to fish. In his spare time, Virgil enjoyed watching the Astros play and tinkering around on his lawn mower. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lucy Herbert; son Terry Herbert; grandson Trey William White and sister Dorothy Mae McMahan. He leaves behind to cherish his memory daughters Barbara A. Benavides and husband John, Judy Lynn Sullivan; son Robert Eugene Herbert; sister Marylee Marek; granddaughters Kelly Richardson, Jennifer McBride and husband Draper, Cassie Murphy and husband James; grandsons Brian White, Dylan Herbert, Ken Herbert and wife Stefanie. In addition he leaves behind his dog Suzie and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Allen Tenorio, Lorenzo Tenorio, Ken Herbert, Mark Cooke and Jeff Sullivan. Honorary Pallbearer is Bill Harlan.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1pm-2pm on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2pm in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service. A graveside service will immediately follow in Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.
Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Hawkes

Ruby Katherine “Kitty” Hawkes, 89, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. 

She was born February 7, 1930 in Port Lavaca, Texas to parents, Eugene and Lilly Cleveland.  

Services for Mrs. Hawkes will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends 8:00 a.m. until service time at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Pace-Stancil.  Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.

Katherine was a loving wife and mother.  She was baptized a Jehovah’s Witness in 1967 and loved working in the ministry.  She took pride in becoming a Pioneer.  She loved being a grandmother to all of her many grandchildren.  She enjoyed cooking, no one made rolls like Kitty and none of her kids can make them like she did.  Kitty loved her flowers, gardening, canning and sewing.    Her yard sales were special to her because she got to meet so many new people.  She loved all animals.  She liked to go fishing when Don would take her, she out fished him, so he didn’t take her much.  She was also proud to be Aunt Kitty or Kitty Kat by her many nieces and nephews that she loved very much.  

The biggest thing about Katherine was she had a heart of gold when it came to anyone.  She was an all-around care taker to everyone. She will be greatly missed.  

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Laura A Putzke, brother Arthur Cleveland, sister Margaret McDonald, and great grandchild Jared Hulsey.  She is survived by husband of 67 years, Donald C. Hawkes, Sr.; children, Donald C. Hawkes, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Brenda J. Hawkes, David A. Hawkes and wife Kathleen, Pamela A. Swindell, Kathy L. Poole and husband Lance, and Douglas W. Hawkes and wife Debi; sisters and brothers, Ernestine Fagg and husband Ray, Willet Cleveland and wife Rosalie, Billy Gene Cleveland, Paul E. Cleveland and  wife Ethel, Betty Trojcak, Jimmy Cleveland and wife Lucille, and Wayne Cleveland and wife Debbie; seventeen grandchildren; twenty eight great-grandchildren, and five great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Johnston

Clifford Eugene Johnston, 82, of Baytown and formerly of Dayton, Texas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 9, 1936 in Monroe, Louisiana to Ernest Guy and Josephine Luton Johnston.

Cliff worked as a millwright for Enterprise Products from 1974 until his retirement in 1992. After retiring, he began working for Miller Transporters as a truck driver. He and his wife Marianne traveled the lower 48 states together while enjoying his new career.

Cliff was a loving, soft-hearted gentle soul. He was social, yet laid back and easy going, someone who never met a stranger. Cliff’s favorite way to greet friends was to say, “Hello Pawtna”. He pursued many interests like collecting trucks and tools from garage sales and flea markets. Cliff liked to tinker with his tools and was overly protective of his garage and tool collection. In his younger years, he really enjoyed participating in the trail rides and sporting his own wagons and gear. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents; and his stepson Benny Lee Fuller, Jr. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 27 years Marianne Johnston; his children Clifford E. Johnston, Jr. and wife Rena of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Rev. Houston G. Johnston and wife Debbie of Vanderbilt, Texas, Chris Johnston and wife Veta of Beach City, Texas, Leslie E. Johnston of Palacios, Texas, Joy Beth Balderama of Houston, Texas and Leann F. McDaniel and husband Troy of Weatherford, Texas; his fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his brothers Frank Johnston and John Johnston; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Houston Johnston, II, Jesslie Johnston, Troy McDaniel, Jr., Joshua McDaniel, Tristan Cox, Cameron Cox and Troy McDaniel, Sr. Honorary pallbearer will be Richard Plasaj.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 8pm on Friday, March 1, 2019, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the funeral home, with Rev. Houston Johnston officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Wallace

Scott Earl Wallace, Jr., 79, of Dayton passed away February 24, 2019 in Baytown, Texas. 

He was born January 11, 1940 in Santa Anna, Texas to parents Scott Earl Wallace, Sr. and Mary Hoopes Wallace.

Service for Mr. Wallace will be Friday, March 1, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeff Hiett officiating.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Pruitt, Darren Pruitt, Cameron Boyd, Austin Whisman, Brian Sigle, Chad Ferguson, Donnie Fox and Richey Staley.

Scott had lived in Dayton for the past 34 years.  He retired from Brown & Root – Halliburton after many years of faithful service.  He had been an active member of the Masonic Lodge – Grand Lodge of Mississippi since 1982.   Scott enjoyed fishing and hunting in his free time.  After he retired, he spent his time with his family and neighbors.  He was always driving around to check on his daughters and all his grandchildren.

Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by his parents, wife Patsy Hodges Wallace and sister Barbara Fox.  He is survived by his wife of six years, Lyubov Wallace; daughters and their spouses, Rhonda Campbell and Dale; Amber Boyd and Johnny Reed, Becky Johnson and Will; grandchildren and their spouses, Lindsay Campbell and Bradley Crocker, Cameron Boyd and Heather Broyles, Tara Johnson and Bryon Lewis, Shelby Whisman and Austin, Heidi Johnson, and Morgan Johnson; ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Susanne Young; Margaret Staley and Rick, Janenne Gracey and Mark; sisters-in-law, Peggy Pruitt and Tommy and Barbara Davenpor

Pike

Clarence Lelan Pike, Jr. 72 of Baytown passed away, Friday February 22, 2019 in Baytown, Harris County, Texas, after a lengthy illness.

He was in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas to his parents Clarence Lelan Pike, Sr. and Emma Lee Schram Pike. 

Clarence had been a resident of Baytown for the past five years and had lived in Dayton for 30 years prior to moving to Baytown. He served his country as a United States Marine. Clarence owned and operated Lee’s Electric in Dayton for many years. He was a driven, hard-working man.  Clarence loved being on the water, he built his own shrimp boat and spent many hours shrimping.  He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Clarence loved his dogs. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; his sons, Aaron Pike and Adam Pike; daughter, Shiloh Hightower and brother, Leroy Pike.

 Clarence is survived by his wife of 35 years, Trisha Pike; daughter Shawna Stanford; brother, James Pike and wife, Carolyn; sisters, Linda Miller and husband, Allen and Kay McIntosh; grandchildren; Zane Weston, Rowan Weston, Pierce Weston, Sarah Dusenberry and husband, Malachi, Joseph Hightower, Matthew Lucas, Jacob Pike, and Cara Pike; great-grandchildren, Theo and T. J. Dusenberry, Daynaca Hightower, and one-on-the-way; also his fur-babies, Wookie, Shuggy and Loo; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

 

Redden

Hilda Ann Redden, 73, of Devers, Texas, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at her home.

She was born on January 12, 1946 in Port Arthur, Texas to Wilson David and Dorothy Ruth Blackwell Ardoin.
Hilda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was a devoted caregiver, always taking care of others more than herself. Hilda owned and operated the Cajun County Florist, a small flower shop run from the family’s barn for several years. Each year at Easter, she would make a huge family Easter basket to display and she kept a small Christmas tree up year-round. Hilda pursued many interests some of which included playing Bingo, cards, gambling on the slot machines and her favorite of all was shopping. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Hilda was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father Cleo Redden; her sister Diane McGalin; her best friend Lena Ruth Dement; and two grandchildren. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 60 years Doyce Redden; her son Roy Allen Redden and wife Jennifer Ray of Devers; her daughter Sissy Jordan of Anahuac; her six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; her sister Debra Morris and husband Joe of Booneville, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Larry Allen McGalin, Derryll McGalin, Chantry Morris, Daniel Daley, Michael Ricks and Caleb Ricks. Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Szymborski, Trey Jordan, Lewis Penrod and Randy Jordan.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 2pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 3pm, with Aaron Ricks officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

Limerick

Teresa Limerick, known by her family as Mema, was one of the most loving women on earth.  She always had a smile on her face and usually walked around humming church hymns.

Teresa spent 91 years, 10 months, and 6 wonderful days on this earth.  She was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on Easter Sunday, April 17, 1927.  She enjoyed being outdoors with her siblings, parents and grandparents either working in the fields or running up and down the beaches.  Teresa met the “first love of her life”, James Watson, in 1942 before he joined the Army.  He was honorably discharged after multiple injuries, and in 1945 they married and started their family, having 4 children, James (Jimbo), Anne, Barbara, and Charles (Chuck).  They enjoyed the outdoors, raising bird dogs, and cooking hogs in a pit dug in the yard (which is still a family tradition to this day).  At the young Age of 46, James passed away.  Three years later she met the “second love of her life”, David Limerick, and in 1973 moved to his hometown of Anahuac, Texas.  They often traveled to Louisiana to the Limerick family farm where they spent much of their retirement after all the kids were grown and starting their own families. She enjoyed riding in that old blue dodge truck looking for cows, watching the alligators in the bayou behind the house, and shopping all the flea markets.

She loved watching her grandchildren grow up raising animals, perform in rodeos, football games, beach days, fishing and making real North Carolina cobbler with the blackberries they picked on summer mornings.

She told everyone she knew of her love for her family and God.  She was an accomplished artist, loved cooking, shopping at Macys, and talking to friends and family about the good old days.  Church was very important to her throughout her life and she especially loved decorating the church and her home for Christmas. 

Teresa always looked on the bright side of all situations; she was the definition of unconditional love, and never gave up her will to live.  She truly spent her entire life devoted to God and her family, and if you knew her, you were her family, and she loved you.

Teresa was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, husbands James and David, three brothers, and eldest son Jimbo.  She is survived by her children, Anne and David Martin, Barbara and Mark Hainley, and Chuck and Missy Watson; Grandchildren, Chris and Cortney Watson, Kelly O’Banion, Catherine and Bobby Roggenbuck, Adam Hainley and Daniel Catalan, Jeremy  and Krysta Watson, Leanne Martin, Kandi and Travis Thornton, David Watson, and Dalvin Whittington; Great grandchildren, Christopher O’Banion, Travis Watson, Jonathan O’Banion, Baylee and Brooke Watson, Will, Anna Claire and Luke Roggenbuck, Remi Thornton, and Riley Jack and Lanie Watson, and numerous friends and extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Anahuac, Texas, with visitation at two o’clock in the afternoon and services beginning at three o’clock.

Her family wishes to thank the staff of Bayside Clinic, Bayside Community Hospital, and the Anahuac Emergency Corp for their kindness and the wonderful care she received.  And to the countless friends who are holding us up with prayers and love, you are such a blessing at this difficult time.

Owens

Roger Dale Owens, Sr., 68, of Crosby, Texas, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 in Baytown, Texas.

He was born on June 14, 1950 in Knifley, Kentucky to Elvis and Virgie Price Owens. Roger graduated from Montgomery High School in 1968 where he played quarterback on their football team. After graduation, he attended Purdue University before joining the military. Roger proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He became an MP for the Army while serving.

Roger a hard worker and always very driven. He worked as a truck driver for many years and most recently for Honey Solutions out of Baytown for more than 10 years.

Roger was also affectionately known as “Pappy” or “Homer” to many. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Pappy enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always a very social man, who could talk to anyone and never meeting a stranger. Pappy was an avid Purdue fan and he enjoyed watching NFL football. He pursued other interests such as collecting John Deere tractors, watching the History channel and anything that pertained to the Civil War. Pappy will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; his son Roger Dale Owens, Jr.; and his sister who passed away the day before him, Connie Sue Biddle, He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 36 years Gloria Roche Owens; his children Ricky Dale Owens of Liberty, Jamie Dale Owens and wife Seba of Eastgate, Jackie Joe Smith and wife Tina on Raymond, New Hampshire and Clinton Scott Smith of Winnie; his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings David, Ann, Ed, Travis, Margie, Billy, James and Jerry; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Thorndyke, Ricky Dale Owens,II, Mason Owens, Jason Owens, Billy Owens and Travis Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Smith, Dave Owens, Jimmy Owens and Jerry Owens.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home with Bro Jeff Day officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall, 2315 TX-146 in Dayton.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s honor to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or by visiting https://donate3.cancer.org

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

Blackburn

Imagene Dingler Blackburn went to her eternal home on February 23, 2019. 

Jean was born January 7, 1929 to Lena and Raymond Dingler in Poyner, Tx.  In 1948 she met the love of her life Virgil “Blackie” Blackburn and, after a short courtship, married.  A Texas nomad early in her marriage, she soon settled in Liberty County with her two daughters Linda and Jenny.  After being a stay at home mom, Jean entered the workforce in the 1960’s. She enjoyed a variety of jobs from fabric store clerk to working at local financial institutions, Liberty County Federal Savings and Loan and Southeastern Savings and Loan.  Jean made many an Easter, prom, wedding dress and business suit; loving to sew was not only a passion but a talent.  An avid collector of Snow Village, she provided displays for her local community and hours of fun for her great grandchildren.  Jean was a faithful member of the Liberty Church of Christ for many years. Sunday school lessons and celebration of her faith filled many a Sunday morning and afternoon for her.

Durwood Dingler and Louie Dingler and wife Geri Dingler.  She is survived by her daughters, Linda Harris (Larry) and Jenny Senter (Bob), grandchildren Laura Harris Ressler (Richard), Leanne Harris Strickland (Jason), Lindsey Scoggins (Avi Levy), Leslie Scoggins Gandy (Rob), Shelby Scoggins, and Clark Senter, great grandchildren Luke and Elizabeth Ressler, Logan and Lanie Strickland, and Sloane and Griffin Gandy, brother Marion Dingler and wife Alice, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pall bearers are Jacob Cantu, Rob Gandy, Richard Ressler, Clark Senter, Shannon Smith, Phillip Strickhausen, and Jason Strickland.  Honorary pall bearers are the Elders of the Liberty Church of Christ. 

Funeral Services were Tuesday, February 25th at the Liberty Church of Christ at 10 am with internment at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lakata Club Scholarship Fund, 107 W Young Street, Dayton Texas 77535.

Dillard

Lavinia Dillard, 88 of Dayton passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 in Dayton.  

She was born September 27, 1930 in Dayton to parents Roy and Vera Robinson Stubbs.  

Services for Lavinia will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 25, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heirlawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening at Pace-Stancil. Serving as pallbearers will be Tooter Dillard, Cade Dillard, Kevin Dillard, Marlee Dillard, Mike Tilton, Grant Tilton, Christopher Dillard and Blaine Rogers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Brazil, Mike Potez, Leo Gates, Roland “Shug” Robinson, Leonard Shipman, Stuart Marcus, Tyler Ericson, Randy Thomas and Floyd Rhodes

Mrs. Dillard was a lifelong resident of Dayton where she went to Dayton High School.   She was a founding member of the South Dayton Baptist Church.  Lavinia loved her church and was a loyal member.  She loved cooking and spending time with her family.  She enjoyed watching the Cowboys.  

Lavinia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, H.G. “Sonny” Dillard, sister Esther Gates, brother Bo Stubbs and twin grandsons. She is survived by daughter, Barbara Tilton and husband James of Dayton; sons, Tony Dillard and wife Jan of Dayton and Glyn Dillard and wife Kerry of Devers; grandchildren, Tooter Dillard, Kevin Dillard, Mike Tilton, Brandy Dillard, Marlee Dillard, and Shanna Ericson; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Louise Vyoral; special friend, Queenie Andress who was a wonderful gift from God; also numerous other relatives and friends. 

Murphy

Melton B. ‘Lucky’ Murphy, 72, of Raywood, Texas passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Melton B. ‘Lucky’ Murphy, 72, of  Raywood, Texas passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 9, 1946 in Pasadena, Texas to MB Murphy and Alice Pearl Kuykendall Murphy.

Lucky worked for over thirty years as an Oil Field engineer at Schlumberger. The last several years, he has worked at Baytown Sand & Clay and Allison Funeral Service. He was a graduate of Liberty Highschool, class of 1964. Lucky served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and has been an active member of the Nolan D. Pickett VFW Post 5621 and Dayton American Legion Post 512. Lucky was an amazing man with a strong work ethic. He loved his family especially his grandchildren. He was a history buff and enjoyed sharing his knowledge of all things military. Lucky loved talking to people. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed swapping stories. Always leaving others with a smile. In his spare time you could find him watching John Wayne movies and clicking the TV remote to change the channel. He was someone you could depend on and trust. Lucky will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Lucky was preceded in death by his parents and sister Glenda Pearl Murphy.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of fifty one years, Linda Johnson Murphy; son David Murphy; daughter Melissa Whittaker and husband Timothy; son Alan Murphy and wife Kim; sisters Laura Moore and husband Douglas and Shanna Bonvillian. In addition, he leaves grandsons Charles Dwayne Whittaker, Jett Tyler Murphy, Dakota Bryan Whittaker, Bryan Tyler Murphy; granddaughters Alana Reed Murphy, Brooklyn Taylor Murphy; great-grandson Easton Scott Henderson and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Charles Whittaker, Dakota Whittaker, Jett Murphy, David Murphy, Timothy Whittaker and Ray Smith. Honorary pallbearers are David Allison, Judge Ronnie Davis, Bryan Murphy, John Fisher, Ray Chenault, Jimbo Arnold, Wayne Hardin, Tommy Chase, Brian Bendele, Jr. McMillen and Schlumberger employees. Chaplin David Cross will be officiating. 

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5-8pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held 2pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.

A word of tribute and/or condolence can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Thomas

Isaiah graced the world with his presence on August 16, 2016 to his wonderful and loving parents Tyra Ramirez and Anthony Thomas. 

Isaiah Anthony Thomas, age 2, began resting in the arms of angels on Saturday morning, February 16, 2019. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Isaiah had touched in some small way throughout his brief, yet memorable life.

He was a Paw Patrol enthusiast who understood the theme of "no job is too big, no pup is too small." Although Isaiah was small in stature his heart was big, and his smile was even bigger. He was the light that shined for anyone he encountered and brought joy to all that surrounded him.

Isaiah enjoyed anything educational, especially being able to go see Ms. Candice (Aunt Candy) on a daily basis at school. Aunt Candy embraced Isaiah like he was her own, and had a special way of getting him to come out of his shell. He loved to watch cartoons, Puppy Dog Pals was at the top of the list. Isaiah's favorite color was blue, and never had to be coerced into finishing his meals. When music filled his ears he could dance like there was no tomorrow without one care in the world. 

He possessed a great amount of strength, perseverance and an ability to overcome despite the obstacles that were placed before him. 

He is preceded in death by his grandmother Evelyn Ramirez, great grandmother Doris Smith, aunt Tonja Randolph and great uncle John Raymond Smith. 

He leaves, not only to cherish his parents, but his siblings Jamari Thomas, Alanna Thomas, and Christian Thomas, his grandmother Frances Chatlin, his aunt Terra Ramirez, his godparents Keith Booze (Latonia), Natasha Paintsil, Jakorie Batiste, and Ayana Batiste, as well as a host of relatives and friends. 

A visitation will be held Friday, February 22, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.  He will lie-in-state, February 23, 2019, at Turkey Creek Baptist Church; 1600 Wallisville Road, Liberty, Tx., from 9:30am-11:00am;  funeral services will follow at 11:00am.
Rev. Michael Booze is the officiating minister.
Interment – Wells Memorial Cemetery, Ames, Tx.

Clark

Peggy Sue Gibson Clark, 60, of Lumberton passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019. 

She was born April 28, 1958 in Pasadena to parents, Lawrence A. Gibson and Ocey Audrey Martiin.  

Graveside service for Peggy will be 12:30 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2019 at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.  The family will receive friends 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Friday before the service at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brett Massey, Josh Svoboda, Greg Young, Sarah Losolla, Bobby Losolla, Lorenzo Losolla, Garrett Gates, and Jacoby Gibson.

Peggy was a great mother and grandmother.  Most of all she loved her granddaughter, Brittney and loved her family dearly.  She enjoyed everything to do with outdoors and was specifically good at hunting and fishing. Peggy was an amazing cook, loved gardening and also had a love for motorcycles. She was a very hard worker and could make something out of nothing. Peggy had a way of making people smile and could always turn a bad situation good.  She had a passion and love for her animals and had a way of touching everything around her. 

Peggy was preceded in death by her mother, Ocey Scott; her son, Holton Kennedy, III; sisters, Connie McCants and Debbie Burt.  She is survived by son, Colby Landrum; grandchild, Brittney Landrum; father, Lawrence Gibson and wife Vernna; sister, Pat Massey; brother, Larry Gibson and wife Pam; also numerous other relatives and friends

Haidusek

Shirley D. Meacham Haidusek passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 15, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 80 years old.

Shirley was one of five girls and one brother born to Alfred E. and Wilda Meacham. In 1957 she graduated from Dayton High School, where she played basketball and was the FFA Sweetheart. She worked as an airline stewardess before marrying her classmate, Charles Haidusek, in 1959. Once Charles completed his service in the U.S. Navy, they moved back to Dayton and began a rice farming business. Shirley worked as a secretary for DISD Superintendent Lloyd Gilbert, then worked in the DISD tax office for Bo Robinson. She also owned Dayton Jewelry and Gifts for several years. Shirley served on the city councils in Kenefick and Devers and frequently served as an election judge. She loved history, genealogy, sewing, quilting, reading, and flowers.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Red and Wilda Meacham; her husband, Charles Haidusek; her infant son, Charles Randolph; her brother, Mel Meacham; one sister, Ella Rose Crisp; her niece Cathy McGinty; her nephew Bubba White; and her great-nephew Garrett Haidusek. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Lee Haidusek Chambers, and her husband, Tommy; her son, Charles Andrew “Andy” Haidusek, and his wife, Harrabeth; her grandchildren: Colin King; Andrew Haidusek and his wife, Adrienne; Adrienne Haidusek Adams and her husband, Jeff; Julianne Haidusek; and Andrew Chambers and his wife, Sherry; four great-grandchildren; three sisters: Ouida Hopkins, Wilda McGinty, and Paula Olguin and her husband, Jorge; her husband’s brothers: Paul “Bubba” Haidusek and his wife, Bette, and Donnie Haidusek and his wife, Cathy; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 23, 2019, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 331 Vera Lane in Liberty. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.

Faneros

John Thomas Faneros, 62, of Liberty, Texas passed away suddenly, Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Liberty Dayton Regional Hospital.

He was born on October 1, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee to Thomas K. Faneros and Lucille Marie Puckett Faneros.

John was a truly amazing man. He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife of forty-one years, Debra Faneros. He loved his family and was a very proud husband, father and grandfather. John was a gifted and talented man. He was a sought after carpenter, mechanic, welder, plumber and was always willing to lend a helping hand to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. John was a computer guru and made many friendships playing computer games.

John had a good, kind and very giving spirit. He was a member of Liberty Church of Christ. God blessed him with opportunities that showed what a compassionate man he was and they helped his faith grow deeper. Inside his rugged exterior was a very tender hearted and caring man who rejoiced with others and also cried with others. John will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.

John was preceded in death by his father Thomas K. Faneros; mother Lucille Marie Puckett and step-father Vernon (Mickey) Finn, brother Dale Puckett, and father-in-law Henry Frazier. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife Debra Faneros; sons Bradley Thomas Faneros and Bobby Alan Faneros; brother Alex Faneros and wife Susan; sister Beverly Deiss; mother-in-law Jeraldine Frazier and two treasured grandchildren, Tray Prentice Faneros and Kylie Ann Faneros. In addition, he leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with family from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10am at Liberty Church of Christ, 3201 North Main Street Liberty, Texas. A graveside service will immediately follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in John’s memory to Sunny Glen Children’s Home or your favorite charity.

Sunny Glen Children's Home
P.O. Box 1373, San Benito TX 78586
Tel: 1-956-399-5386
Web: https://sunnyglen.org

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

Selph

Carole Elaine Potts Selph, 78, of Dayton passed away February15, 2019 in Dayton.

She was born January 15, 1941 in Houston, Texas to parents, Claude and Lucille Haynes Potts. 

The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  

Mrs. Selph had been a long time resident of the Liberty and Dayton area. She enjoyed reading and studying the Bible.  Carole was a wonderful mother, wife and grandmother who loved her children and grandchildren.  She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Mrs. Selph was preceded in death by her parents and her sons, Johnny Rumfolo and Ricky Rumfolo; also son-in-law, Donnie Yandle.  She is survived by her husband, David Selph; her children, Anna Rumfolo, Johnnie Lynn Rumfolo, Dorothy Rumfolo, Susan Garduno and husband Isael and Sandra Yandle; numerous grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother, Maurice Potts; sister, Janet Gill Morgan and husband Steve; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Dorn

Dallas Dwight Dorn, 43, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 11, 2019 in Dayton, Texas.

He was born on December 10, 1975 in Grantsville, West Virginia. Dallas was one of five children to Louis and Marilyn Cavanaugh. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend to many.

Dallas pursued a career as an electrician that led him to Mercy Electric, where he worked for many years. He was always very caring and willing to help others when needed, even if it meant giving the shirt off his back. Dallas had several hobbies like hunting, fishing and spending time at the family’s second home in San Leon. He was a spiritual man who was deeply committed to his Bible and knew it well from front to back. Dallas also loved going to church and listening to gospel and contemporary music. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Dallas was preceded in death by his grandfather Dallas Foster; his aunt Alice Godfrey; and his cousin Barry Godfrey. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his parents Louis and Marilyn Foster Cavanaugh; his wife Kristen Rogers; his children Dallas Dorn, Jr., Derrick, Eric and Chris Dorn, Arolyn, Savana and Shelby Rogers; his sister Crystal Pruitt and husband Garland; his brothers Shawn Cavanaugh and wife Jennifer and Brian and Ryan Cavanaugh; his loving grandmother Patricia Foster; his aunts and uncles Serina and Jerry Foster, Connie and Michael Vanderslice, Glenda and Billy Driver; his cousins Dani, Brittany, Kristy, Stacy, Randie, Trisha and Adam; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12pm until 2pm on Monday, February 18, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will follow at 2pm.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com

Wilburn

Virginia Olive Carbaugh Wilburn, 85, of Dayton passed away peacefully February 11, 2019 in Baytown. 

She was born September 5, 1933 in McConnelsberg, PA to parents William and Florence Rhodes Carbaugh.  

Service for Virginia will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Sowell officiating.  Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.  The family will receive friends 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday at Pace-Stancil.  

Virginia had lived in the Dayton area since 1979 after moving from Pennsylvania.  She had managed Conoco, and had been bartender at several of the local social clubs.  She enjoyed riding motorcycles and going to the casino.  She loved her grandbabies and her family was her life.  Pink roses were one of her favorite flowers.  

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray Gordon, son, John Howard Gordon and daughters, Katherine Gordon and Bonnie Gordon.  

 She is survived by sons, Ray Gordon, Charlie Gordon and wife Lynn, and Buck Gordon and wife Charlotte; grandchildren, Troy Gordon, Carrie and Eric Daniels, Trina and Brandon Kervin, Tracy and Jeremy Johnson, RayAnn and Kevin Butler, Kevin and Rhonda Gordon, Jody and Mike Joy, Daniel and Cassidy Gordon, Bubba and Corrie Gordon, Heather Gordon, Ashley and Nathan Gunter, Amber Gordon and Destiny Gordon; twenty-three great-grandchildren; nephew, Robert Carbaugh and wife Linda; great-niece, Concetta Carbaugh; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Cormier

There will be a Memorial for Melton Cormier on Saturday:  February 16, 2019 at Wells Funeral Services, 300 Alabama St. Liberty, Tx . in the (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel) from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.  Family and friends are welcome to come and share his life.

Thomas

Della Lorine Thomas was born on September 18, 1938, to Paris Reescano Sr. and Hattie Marsh. 

She was baptized and confessed Christ at an early age; she was a member of Eastern Star, later in life joined Ark of Life Church where she remained a member until her death.

She married Winford Jones, to this union there are 3 children: Kelly Winston Jones. Vera Jones, and Myra Jones. She later married William Thomas, to that union, Alice Thomas.  Della attended West Liberty High School.  She was a housekeeper for 20+ years for C.B. Jeffery in Devers, Texas, after the death of Ms. Jeffery, she became a Certified Nurse Assistant and worked at Golden Charms in  Liberty, Texas until she retired.
On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, God in his awesome compassion, called to eternal life the soul of his child, Della R, Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Winford, grandparents, father, her son - Kelly, her mom, her husband - William, son-in-laws Euzabe (EZB) Fontenot and Andrew (Tim) LaVergne, brother – Willie C. Green, uncles – Louis and Daniel Marsh and aunt – Eugine Reescano.

She leaves to cherish her memories: daughters- Vera (Ramon) Roberts, Myra Lavergne, Alice (A.D.) Woodard, brothers – Paris (Mary) Reescano, Jerry (Floretta) Reescano, Frankie (Kisha), sisters – Dorothy (Johnny) Marsh, Wilma (Harvey) Williams, Paralee (Robert) Jackson, Lola  and Charlotte Reescano, grandchildren – Delya Beecham, Deldrya (Frederick) Pugh, Andrea ( Victor) Bell, Delzere  Fontenot (Denis), William LaVergne, Delshawna (Dennis) Taylor, Delencia Woodard (E), Delneisha (CaRez) Carter, Delaja Woodard, twenty-three great-grandchildren; great aunts: Maxie Burkes, Easter Townsend, Annie Scott, Mary Trahan, Clara Tillman; great uncles: Roosevelt and Johnny Marsh along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Special long-time friends:  Albert Coleman, Ola Jones, Rev. Amos  McGowan, Betty McGowan, Benny Johnson, Dorothy Keener, and all the church members of the Ark of Life, Deborah Gaston – Dayton Retirement Center, her faithful church member, Jean Porche who picked her up every Sunday to attend church services, when she was able.

A visitation will be held Friday, February 15, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  She will lie-in-state, February 16, 2019, at Turkey Creek Baptist Church; 1600 Wallisville Road, Liberty, Tx., from 10:00am-12:00pm; funeral services will follow at 12:00pm.
Rev. Randy G. Vaughn is the officiating minister.  Eulogy – Rev. Chester Reescano.
Interment – Wells Memorial Cemetery, Ames, Tx.

Blackstone

Jerome Russell Blackstone, (Jerry) age 91, died Wednesday, January 23, 2019, peacefully at home in Beaumont.

He was born October 28, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, to Frank Russell and Suzanne Lund Blackstone, who preceded him in death, as well as his brother Gregg, his infant granddaughter, Monica, his in-laws John and Mamie Cain Abshier, and Buzz, Candy and Mike Abshier.  Also preceding Jerry was his precious cat, Floofy Underfoot.  Miss Maggie, the present cat was his constant companion and with him when he died.  

Jerry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ann Abshier, and his children: three sons, Chris Blackstone and wife, Julia Shaw of Wilmington, Delaware; Craig Blackstone of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania; Russell Blackstone and wife, Theresa of Buffalo, New York; three daughters, Sue Blackstone and partner, Vicki Nelson of Pell Lake, Wisconsin; Karen Blackstone of Excelsior, Minnesota; and Mary McCosh of Adelaide, Australia; alao his sister-in-law, Loy Abshier of Thicket, Texas.  Jerry leaves 10 grandchildren as well as his special families, Jesse Sanchez and Maria Nieto of Smith Point, and their four children; Krin and Joel Koehler’s family of Beaumont, Houston and Wimberly, Texas; and good friend, Toni Clark of Beaumont.

He was a 1949 graduate of University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. During the Korean Conflict in the 1950s, Jerry served in the U.S. Army for two years.  After their marriage in 1974, he and Ann lived in Milwaukee for more than 20 years, where Jerry was well known in public relations. He was quite active in International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), serving as IABC International Treasurer, then International President and was an IABC Fellow as well.

Jerry had a lifelong interest in golf, having been introduced to the game at age 11. He played for 78 plus years, delighting in every game. Rarely did he miss a golf tournament on TV, and he always loved riding a golf cart and giving instructions.  His last time on a course was in early November with his son, Russell.

After his retirement from Allen Bradley Company (now Rockwell International), Jerry and Ann moved to Smith Point, Texas. While living at Smith Point Jerry taught English as a second language and participated in a group that drove 34 miles each day to deliver the Houston Chronicle in the area.  He always enjoyed playing golf at Chambers County Golf Course.  When Hurricane Ike destroyed their home, that prompted their move to Beaumont in 2008.

The family appreciates and thanks Loren Reeves and Erica McPhatter of Texas Home Hospice, Amber Goldsmith of Texas Home Health and Nicole Brown of Coastal Caregivers who have been so helpful during this difficult time.

A memorial service will be held in Liberty, Texas, at Allison Funeral Home, February 19, 2019, with visitation at 1:30 and the memorial service at 2 p.m.  Jerry supported many causes, so in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 229 Highway 332 West, Lake Jackson, TX  77566; Alley Cat Allies, 7920 Norfolk Avenue, #600, Bethesda, MD  20814, or the charity of your choice.

 
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