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Schaeffer

Dorothy “Dot” Mae Schaeffer, 85, of Baytown, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on July 23, 1934 in Goose Creek, Texas to the late Myrtle Mae Good and John Bernell Coon, Sr. Dot graduated from Cedar Bayou High School in 1952. In December 1952, Dot married the love of her life, Harlin Schaeffer. They were dedicated members for many years of Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church.

Dot was a kind and gracious lady who was full of sass and grit. She had the most beautiful blue eyes and a heart of gold. Dot pursued many interests, some of which included playing cards with friends and working jigsaw puzzles. Dot’s favorite hobby of all was spending time with her family and spoiling the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After Harlin retired from farming, she became a dedicated farmer on Facebook.

Dot was preceded in death by her parents; her son David Schaeffer; and her brothers J.B. Coon and Bill Mathews. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her beloved husband of 67 years, Harlin Schaeffer; her daughter Debbie Foster and husband Glenn of Baytown; her grandsons Brent Foster and wife Leslie of Anahuac and Blake Foster and wife Kristin of Mont Belvieu; her great-grandchildren Hailey, Cain, Luke, Abby and Harlyn; her many favorite nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Brent Foster, Blake Foster, Glenn Foster, Luke Foster, Eddie Foster and Cain Shaw.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 10am on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will begin at 11am. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dot’s honor to the building fund for Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church, 2714 Ferry Rd, Baytown, TX 77520.

Sowell

Kevin Scott Sowell, 40, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in Kenefick, Texas.

He was born on July 9, 1979, in Dayton, Texas, to the late Kevin Leslie and Denise Laird Sowell. Kevin graduated from Tarkington High School in 1998 and was working as a construction contractor.

Kevin was an avid outdoorsman and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also liked cooking, drinking, barbequing and fish frys. Kevin loved spending time with his children and grandson. Although most found him to somewhat arrogant in his ways, he was also funny, quick-witted and outgoing. Kevin had always approached life at full speed and lived it with no regrets. He will be missed tremendously and remembered dearly by family and friends alike.

Kevin was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandparents John and Shirley Ann Sowell, who raised him. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Kay Kay Sowell; his children Krissy Moss, Kassidy Dodd, Krispen Sowell and Kayden Sowell; his grandson Alan Self; his siblings Jennifer Moore and Corey Covin; his cousin Candace DeLeon; his uncles Chris Sowell and Don “Woo” Webb; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of Kevin’s life will be held at 2pm on Friday, January 24, 2020 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton, with Pastor Travis Thornton officiating. A graveside inurnment will immediately follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Presley

Our Beloved Mother, Ora Dell Presley, 70, of Kountze, was called to her eternal resting place on January 18, 2020, in Houston TX.

She entered this world on February 20, 1949, in Bay City, TX to the late Daniel Sullivant Brown and Sally Floyd Blake. She had lived in Kountze most of her life and worked for Hardin Jefferson I.S.D. She was a faithful member of Little Rock Assembly of God Church in Kountze.

Mrs. Presley is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Bruce Presley; and son, Raymond Presley.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons, Robert Presley of Kountze, Billy Presley and wife Judy of Buna, and Brian Presley of Jasper; daughters-in-law, Becky Flores Presley of Port Neches, and Stephanie Harris of Jasper; brothers, Douglas Dalton Brown and wife Joe Evelyn of Jasper, and Ruben A. Brown of Lake Jackson; sisters, Fannie Laird of Kountze, and Allie Beth Coody of Huntsville; grandchildren, Brandi Ochoa and husband Jorge, Brack Presley, Mason Presley, Brianna Omstead and husband Devin, Billy Presley Jr, and Clayton Presley; great-grandchildren, Brandon Ochoa, Joel Ochoa, and Oaklyn Sattler.

A celebration of Mrs. Presley's life will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. at Little Rock Assembly of God Church in Kountze with Pastor Ernest Brown officiating, interment will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery. A gathering of Mrs. Presley's family and friends will be on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. also at the church.

Honoring Mrs. Presley as pallbearers will be Robert Presley, Billy Presley, Brian Presley, Brack Presley, Mason Presley, Clayton Presley, Billy Presley Jr, Timmy Frazier, and John William.

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Palmer

John David Palmer, age 58, of Frisco, TX, formerly of Beaumont, TX, passed away at Medical City Dallas Hospital, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

He was born on March 9, 1961, in Little Rock, Arkansas to Ed and Carolyn (Rogers) Palmer. At age 13, he received the title of Eagle Scout and joined the ranks of Order of the Arrow, one of the youngest Boy Scouts to receive these honors. He was a 1979 graduate of Forest Park High School in Beaumont, Texas and attended Lamar University.

He married Joy Duggan on October 24, 1992, in Thicket, Texas. He worked as a computer specialist for New York Life Insurance in Huntsville, Alabama before becoming a systems administrator for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for more than two decades. John also served as project leader for Hewlett-Packard and DXC Technologies where he won awards for his innovations of new systems and HTML design. He loved to spend his time with family; it was when he was with them that he was most happy.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ed; and his beloved cat, Wendy.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Duggan Palmer of Frisco, Tx; his daughter, Ashley Riley and husband Jason of Plano, TX; his mother, Carolyn Palmer of Beaumont, TX; his brother, Tim Palmer and wife Kathy of Beaumont, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunts.

Honoring John as pallbearers are Jason Riley, Ricky Marcontel, Verlon Duggan, Chris Lindsey, Coty Burns, and Chris Bergeron.

Family, friends, and others whose lives John touched are invited to the Thicket Church of God, 26942 FM 787, Thicket, TX 77374, on Saturday, January 18, for a 9 am visitation, and an 11 am funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, please go to allbloodcancers.org, 191 Waukegan Rd. Suite 105, Northfield, IL, 60093-2744.

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Wiggins

Patricia Jean Heflin Wiggins, 73, of Crosby, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. 

She was born August 13, 1946 in Channelview to her late parents, Thomas Heflin and Doris Henry Heflin.

Mrs. Wiggins had been a lifelong resident of the Channelview and Crosby area, was a member of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church and enjoyed watching the Houston Texans and the Houston Astros. She was an extremely strong willed and independent woman whose greatest joy was being a loved and cherished mother and grandmother.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe William Wiggins and her brothers, Craig Heflin, Scotty Heflin and Glenn Heflin.

 Survivors include her sons, Joe Wiggins and his wife, Brandy of Huffman and Aaron Wiggins of Rye; daughter, Gina Wiggins of Crosby; sister, Debbie Cox and her husband, Carlton of Beaumont; grandchildren, Aaron Wiggins, Lacey Wiggins, Tommy Wiggins, Lyndsey Wiggins, Kenzie Wiggins, Shea Wiggins and Bailey Wiggins and numerous nieces, nephews, more relatives and friends.

 A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Kenefick Southern Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Day officiating.

To view her online obituary, or post a tribute to her family, go to www.pacestancil.com.

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

 

 

 

Clements

Shawn Lee Clements lost to family and friends at the age of 48 on the 17th of January 2020 at his residence in Baytown, Texas.

Born the 15th day of June 1971 in Houston, Texas proceeded in death by father Jimmy Clements. He will be lovingly remembered by his family. Survived by mother Jeannette Brummett is Baytown, Texas, Grandmother Violet Brummett of Channelview, Texas, sister Jimmie Renee Clements Woods of Crystal Beach, Texas, Daughter Shelby Renee Clements of Beaumont, Texas, Son Shawn Lee Clements JR. Of Beaumont, Texas, niece Darbie Smart and great niece Hazeley Paige Smart of Liberty, Texas. 

“I’m Free” 
Don’t grieve for me, for now I am free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work and play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void.
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, I too will miss.
Be not burden with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savoured much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now,
He set me free.  

John 14: 1-2
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” 

A Memorial Service will be held on January 21, 2020 – 11:00am Wells Funeral Services – 300 Alabama Street; Liberty, Texas (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel).

Pastor Dwight Pruitt – Officiating.

Askew

Glenn David Askew, 49, of Huffman passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.

Glenn was born on December 28, 1970 in Great Lakes, Illinois to parents Norris Askew, Jr. and Helen Askew.

He had been a resident of Huffman for the past 28 years after moving from Hardin and Liberty.  He graduated from Liberty High School in 1989.  He served in the United States Army and was a member the American Legion.  Glenn worked for E.R. Carpenter as a Lab Technician and became ordained so that he could perform the wedding ceremony of his niece.  He enjoyed watching sports and fishing.   He most of all loved his family and always participated in their activities.   

Glenn was preceded in death by his father, Norris Askew, Jr.  He is survived by his wife of 28 years Tammy Brown Askew; his mother, Helen Roach and husband Robert; his stepmother, Donna Askew; his daughters, Brittany Baker and husband Jason and Marissa Askew; his grandchildren, Waylon and Weston Baker; sisters, Christina Askew, Robin DeVille, Pam Diaz, Barbie Michalsky, Crystal Michalsky, Angela Keith and husband Scott; brother-in-law,  Travis Brown and wife Aimee; brothers, Trampus Michalsky, and Greg Roach and wife Heather; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service for Glenn will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon,  January 18, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Pastor Shannon Bowdin officiating. 

To view his online obituary, or post a tribute to his family, go to www.pacestancil.com.

Coughlin

Raymond David Coughlin, Jr., 86, of Liberty, Texas passed away on January 12, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at his residence.

Raymond was born in Liberty on December 29, 1933 to parents Raymond Coughlin, Sr., and Lorene Myrick Coughlin.

n 1954, Raymond was drafted into the United States Army. After being honorable discharged from the military, he went to work in the oil fields. He worked drilling rigs to working rigs. He also worked for Brown & Root as a foreman for many years. Before retiring, he also worked as a roofer. Raymond was a charter member of Bible Way Pentecostal Church in Liberty. Raymond loved to fish and we know if there is fishing in heaven, Dad has got a big one on the line! Go Dad!

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; loving and devoted wife of fifty-eight years, Aurora (Gloria) Coughlin; brother Francise Coughlin; and sister Pat Phipps. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, sons David Coughlin and wife Carol, Joe Coughlin, Sr., and wife Daleena, James Coughlin and wife Monica; sister Nancy Vaughn and husband Everett; brother George Coughlin and wife Rena; brother Joe Caughlin and wife Marilyn; and sister Edna L. Tywater. In addition, he leaves behind eleven grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Dewitt Thompson, Russell Thompson, Aaron Coughlin, Taylor Smith; Jeffrey Coker and William Powell. Honorary pallbearers are Everett Vaughn, Michael Coughlin, Glenn Zamazal, Joe Coughlin, Jr., and Adam Cassel.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11am-1pm on Saturday, January 18, 2019 at Bible Way Pentecostal Church, 7971 Highway 146 N. Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral Services will begin at 1pm with Pastor William Persinger officiating. Graveside service to immediately follow at Hillside Cemetery in Liberty.
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

 “I want my children to know that me and mom are looking over you and you will never be alone. Love, Raymond David Coughlin, Jr.”

Brightwell

Jimmy Lee Brightwell, 28, of Dayton, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

He was born August 15, 1991, in Baytown, Texas, to parents Ricky Brightwell and Kimberly Brookshire Brightwell.

Jimmy has lived in Dayton for most of his life. He was a mechanic by trade and could fix and ride on anything, especially ATV’s. He loved to go mudding and enjoyed taking Kristen out dancing. Jimmy loved family gatherings and had a big heart and really enjoyed fishing.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray Brookshire and Olin and Vivian Brightwell.

Jimmy is survived by his father, Ricky Brightwell and his wife, Kristi; his mother, Kim Brightwell; his grandmother, Carolyn Brookshire; his son, Kace Lee Brightwell; his daughters, Leah Mae Brightwell and Jayden Rylee Boenker; his sisters, Crystal Renee Alford, Jacey Lynn Brightwell and Breanna Nichols and husband, Ian; his girlfriend, Kristen Clevenger and nieces and nephews, Kelsey, Cody, Alexis, Georgia, and Josh.

A memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home 1304 N. Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535.

Fencil

Cynthia Ann Knerr Fencil, 50, of Dayton, passed away on December 23, 2019, in Baytown, Texas. She was born November 9, 1969, in Redwood City, California to parents Mike Knerr and Donna Ratliff Knerr.

Graveside services for Mrs. Fencil will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.

 Cynthia was Lutheran by faith. She enjoyed watching tv and listening to music. She had resided in Dayton for 30 years and was a former resident of Bellaire.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Scott and her mother, Donna Knerr. She is survived by her husband, Shannon Fencil; her father, Mike Knerr; her daughters, Kayla Gomaz and husband, Alan; Sonya Scott and husband, Alex Campos; grandchildren, Xavier Campos and John Gomas; brother, Kenneth Knerr; numerous nieces and nephews.

Shaw

Kathryn ‘Maw’ Shaw of Hull, Texas passed away on January 7, 2020, at the age of 92.

Kathryn was born in Hull, Texas, on October 3, 1927, to Johanne Andrus Bay and Olevia Ellen Dowden Bay. She graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School in 1945.

Kathryn worked as an office manager, insurance agent, and bookkeeper for over 30 years. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, and sending notes and cards of encouragement to church members, friends, family, and people for whom she was praying. She was a member of Cornerstone Church in Liberty, Texas, and in recent years attended Family Word Church in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Alton Eugene Shaw, and her son, Don Edward Shaw.

Kathryn is survived by her children, Douglas Eugene Shaw and his wife, Kay; Georgia Ellen Coon and her husband, Scott; and, Bonnie Marie DeHart and her husband, Jim. Kathryn leaves 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on January 11, 2020, at Cornerstone Church in Liberty, Texas. Visitation will immediately precede the service commencing at 11:00 a.m.

The family request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in honor of Kathryn ‘Maw’ Shaw to:

Cornerstone Church
1693 Hwy 146 Bypass
Liberty, Tx 77575

In the MEMO: ‘Maw’ Shaw Memorial/MISSIONS FUND

If you prefer to send flowers please contact:
Hometown Florist online at batsonflorist.com (no delivery charge).

Condolences for the family may be offered online at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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Fregia

Lee Charles Fregia, 74, of Liberty, Texas passed away January 5, 2020 at his residence in Liberty, TX.

He was born October 22, 1945 in Raywood, Texas.

Mr. Fregia had a love for many hobbies. He enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, and saltwater fishing. In L.C.'s early years, he was an avid skater and softball player. Mr. Fregia had a love for his grandchildren and regularly showed them off to all his friends with the pictures he carried with him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Nixon and Lucille Fregia; and brothers, Lonzo and Wilber Fregia.

Those left to cherish his memory are; daughter, Kendhall Morris and husband John of Harlingen; grandchildren, Kaelin and Aden Morris; sisters, Cordelia Mitchell, Mary Coplin, and Teresa Hicks and a host of loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020, beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Home in Batson, Texas. A gathering of Mr. Fregia's family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, prior to his service.

To send flowers to the family of Lee Charles Fregia, please visit Tribute Store. at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Dees

James Kenneth Dees, 81,of Hardin, was called to his eternal resting place on Saturday, January 4, 2020, in Kingwood.

He entered this world on March 22, 1938, in Baytown, Texas to Oliver Dees and Mattie Cooper Dees.

He had lived in Hardin 30 years and was a plant manager. He is survived by his brothers, John Dees of League City, Texas; Byron Dees of Dripping Springs Texas.; sister Shirley Brod of Dripping Springs, Texas and granddaughter, Chelsea Whitehead of Houston.

Cremation under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services.

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Timmons

Bethophera Colleen Timmons of Liberty, passed away Sunday December 30, 2019, at Magnolia Place in Liberty. She was 89. Cremation under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents,Lewis M. Mire and Bethophera Thomas.
she is survived by her son, Ray Timmons of Louisville, KY.

To send flowers to the family of Bethophera Colleen Timmons, please visit Tribute Store. at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Williamson

Jimmie "Pop" Williamson, 94, of Hull, TX, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Kingwood Hospital in Houston, TX, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Williamson was born on November 8, 1925, in Hardin, TX, to the late Pleasant Bee Williamson and Cora Lee Williamson. He was a retired master carpenter first starting out as an oilfield worker /construction worker. He was a member of Masonic Lodge # 1193 Hull, TX, holding ranks of 33rd degree. Mr. Williamson was a faithful servant serving as a Deacon at his church. He enjoyed cookouts, fish fry's and playing music with his family. His secret barbeque sauce was loved by all. His favorite pastime was mowing his lawn. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Mr. Williamson is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 71 years, Dorothy Louise Williamson; son, Michael Thomas Williamson; brothers, Iron Tatum Williamson, Stewart Lee Williamson, Arthur Williamson, and Carl Davis Jr.

Those left to cherish Mr. Williamson's memory are his sons, Bradford Paul Williamson and wife Kellye of Hardin, James Leslie Williamson and wife Linda of Gladewater, TX; daughters, Laura Collene Potetz and husband Robert of Hardin, Annette Marie Yeager and husband Doug of Conroe, Janet Louise Williamson of Rockdale, TX; brother, George Anson Williamson of Cleveland; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and other dear relatives.

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, January 2, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E, Batson, Tx 77519 with Pastor Kent Brown officiating, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, with Masonic committal service. A gathering of family and friends will be on Thursday, January 2, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. until service time also at Faith and Family Funeral Services Inc.


Honoring Mr. Williamson as pallbearers are, K.C. Williamson, James Williamson, Cameron Baird, Matthew Ubnoskye, Duayne Fletcher, Glenn Baird, and Jimmy Flowers. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Burns Hospital, 711 7th St, Galveston, TX. 77550. 409-766-7361

Bagwell

Ruth Ann Bagwell, 81, of Highlands passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at home.

 She was born April 5, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio to parents Willard McPherson and Willie Brasher McPherson.  

Graveside service for Mrs. Bagwell will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin with Pastor Andy Glenn officiating.  Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at Hardin Chapel Cemetery before the service.  Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas.

Ruth has been a resident of Highlands for the past 52 years.  She previously lived in Houston.  She enjoyed playing music by ear and mastered many instruments through the years.  She was a member of the Day Spring Church in Liberty where she played piano and organ.  She was a bookkeeper for her husband’s business.  Ruth enjoyed yard work and reading.

Ruth was preceded by her parents, her daughter Sandra Bagwell, her son Billy Joe Bagwell and her sisters Millie Stepp.  She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Bill Bagwell of Highlands; her son, Harold Michael Bagwell of Tomball; her daughter, Debra Ann Bagwell of Tennessee; her sister, Carolyn Foster of Tomball; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.  

To view his online obituary, or post a tribute to his family, go to www.pacestancil.com.

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

Wilkins

Carrie Opal Wilkins, 93, of Dayton, Texas passed away at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas on January 4, 2020.

Opal was born on October 20, 1926 in Mississippi to parents Thomas Payton Lee and Douie Burk Lee.

Opal was a feisty strong woman, a real firecracker. She loved to have fun. She enjoyed gambling, mostly slot machines. She was a woman who lived life to the fullest. Opal was a care-giver. She cherished her family. She valued family above all. Opal was a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman. She led by example. There was never a task too large or too small that she would not tackle. She didn’t have a problem expressing herself and often let people know exactly what she thought. This is one of many endearing qualities that people loved about her. Opal was the matriarch of her family and she will truly be missed. She’s left a legacy of love, strength and unity for her family to continue. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ray Wilkins; son Jake A Simmons; son Gary Wayne Inman; daughter Cheryl Runnels; son Kenneth Inman; granddaughter Brandy M. Torgerson; brother Payton L. Lee; sister Bertha Mitchell and sister Dorothy May Clements. She leaves behind to cherish her memory daughter Glenda Lee Overbay and husband Richard; sons Terry G. Wilkins, Dennis R. Wilkins and wife Elaine. In addition she leaves behind nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren,  

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 12-2pm in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575.
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com
“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

Smith

Ollie Smith, Jr., 77 of Dayton  left this life January 7th, 2020. He was born November 15, 1942 in Enid, Oklahoma to parents, Ollie Smith, Sr. and Victoria Leona Cotton Smith.  

Ollie battled diabetes and vascular issues for many years, fighting a valiant and brave battle.  Now resting in peace with his wife Ola and grandson Zachary Brister.  He joins his family members who have gone on before him.  

He was preceded in death by parents, Ollie and Leona Smith of Abilene; brother and sister-in-law, Buck and Patsy Smith of Eunice; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Chuck Branham of Clyde; brother, Leon Smith of Abilene; wife, Ola Smith of Somerville, and grandson, Zachary Brister of Dayton.

Ollie leaves behind his children, Paul and Lisa Brister of College Station, Texas; Richard and Kelly Smith of Frisco, Texas; Melissa and Carl Davis of Dayton, Texas; Leon and Robin Brister of Dayton, Texas; Brian and Kelly Smith of Shreveport, La. He is the beloved Paw Paw to thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  He is warmly remembered by numerous friends and coworkers from a lifelong career in the oil field.

He also carries a legacy of hard work and commitment to family that is modeled in his children.  Even this past Christmas he was alert and sharing Christmas celebration.  He will be missed by all.

Graveside service for Mr. Smith will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sommerville, Texas with Rev. Henry Stovall officiating.   Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas.

Miles

Donald (Donnie) Ray Miles was born in Pasadena, TX on February 9, 1959, and passed away on December 30, 2019, with his family by his side.  

Donnie is survived by his wife of 31 years, Teresa Harrod Miles, son Jason Paul Miles & wife Diana, daughter Leslie Jones & husband Johnny, daughter Bonnie Miles, son Troy Miles & wife Misty, daughter Amy Conner & husband Brett, sister Carolyn Askew & husband Bill, GrandAngels Joey, Faith, Max, Harrison, Joanna, Harper, Cadence, Gus, Olivia, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his father Joe Miles, mother Liz Miles, Grandmother Richardson, and brother Mark Lee Miles.


Donnie resided in his hometown of Kenefick, TX for the last 27 years.  He was the owner of Miles Construction as a heavy equipment operator.  He was very passionate about his work and his family.  He will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched.  

Ross

Edna “Fay” (Somers) Ross, 88, of Asheville and formerly of Huffman, TX, died Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Givens Estates, Asheville.

Born in Navasota, TX, she was the former wife of the late Ray Ross, and the daughter of the late Henry B. and Mary R. (Spear) Somers.  She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers:  Milton and Ray Somers; and 2 sisters:  Lois Martin and Lorene Brannon.

She was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church since 2005, and a member of First Baptist Church in Huffman, TX since she was 8 years old.

Fay loved children and was considered a surrogate mother to the many school bus children she drove for many years.  She enjoyed being able to help drive her grandchildren on their field trips.

Always upbeat and fun, Fay was a best friend to her many friends, and one was quick to know where they stood with her.  She was the All-District Volleyball player for her team at Crosby High School in Crosby, TX.  She was so proud when the Huffman HS girls’ softball team won their state championship.
She loved to travel, especially summer trips to Colorado. Fay’s favorite National Parks were Rocky Mountain NP in Colorado and Yellowstone NP in Wyoming.

Fay is survived by a son, Ronald E. Ross (Betty Grugan-Ross) of Humble, TX; a daughter, Debra Fontaine (Peter) of Fletcher; 4 grandchildren:  Eric, Jared, and Justin Fontaine and Elizabeth Fontaine-Johnson (Capt. Craig Johnson); and 2 great-grandchildren, Ava and Oliver Johnson; a sister-in-law, JoAnn Somers; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM Monday, January 6, 2020 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Rev. Sam McLamb officiating.  Friends will be received at the funeral home following the service.  Burial will be in Huffman Cemetery, Huffman, TX, following an 11:00 service at First Baptist Church, 25503 FM 2100, and Huffman, TX on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.  Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service, from 10 until 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fay’s memory may be made to ABCCM Transformation Village, (a battered women’s shelter currently under construction) 20 20th St., Asheville, NC 28806.

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

Dickinson

Mabel Roane Beckett Dickinson, 103, died Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Abbeville General Hospital.  She will be laid to rest at Anahuac Cemetery in Anahuac, Texas on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Mabel was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society for teachers, Order of the Eastern Star and the Chambers County Library Board.
 
Mabel is survived by her children, Emily B. Ladd (Tracy), Charlie M. Beckett, Jr. (Charlene), Carolyn D. Alleman (Bob), and Shay D. Berry (Carlton); grandchildren, Tracie Ladd, Terri L. Sanchez (Chris), Erica Beckett, Alexander Beckett (Stephanie), Laura B. Brantly (James), Josh Huckaby, and Allison Berry; ten great-grandchildren; and sisters, Stella R. Johnson, and Rita R. Young (Edsel).

Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph E. Roane and the former Ruth Harrelson; first husband, Charlie M. Beckett, Sr.; second husband, Joseph Dickinson; brothers, Homer, Herbert, and Truman Roane; and sister, Naomi R. Olive.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Alexander Beckett, Christopher Sanchez, Jr., Tyler Sanchez, Jayce Ladd, Lane Dooly, Gary Young and Josh Huckaby.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 9am at the First United Methodist Church in Anahuac, 204 Trinity Street. A funeral service will begin at 11am at the church with Rev Brant Graham officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

Smith

Johnnie William Smith, 82, died on January 2, 2020, at Bayside Community Hospital in Anahuac, Texas.

Johnnie is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rosamary Smith; his son, Grant Smith and wife Marcia; his grandchildren Haley Smith Thornton and husband Cole, Ashlyn Smith, and Holden Smith; his step-grandchildren Ron Brown, Delana Brown, and Lauren Davis; and his step-great- grandchildren Grace Jeanes, Jace Smiley, and Rylie Brown.

Johnnie was born in Cedar Bayou, Texas on July 20, 1937, to I.E. Smith and Laura Roth Smith. He was proud to say he descended from early Chambers County pioneers, which include Amos Barber, Solomon Barrow, and Christian Smith. All of these men made contributions to early Chambers County history.

Johnnie was a 1955 graduate of Barbers Hill High School, with a graduating class of approximately 20 students. He attended Lee College for 2 years, and then transferred to Sam Houston State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus in mathematics and biology. Johnnie later earned his Masters of Education degree, also at Sam Houston.
 
Johnnie served as an educator in the Anahuac Independent School District, teaching mathematics for 30 years. During this time, he also worked on Saturday as a bookkeeper for Jenkins’ Farm. After retiring from teaching, he continued to work 3 days a week at the farm for another 10 years.

Johnnie was a charter member of the White’s Park Church of Christ, teaching bible classes as well as preaching on occasion. To Johnnie’s church family, your concern has meant so much.

Johnnie enjoyed gardening, coin collecting, reading novels, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and socializing with friends and family.

The family wishes to express appreciation to Harbor Hospice of Baytown, especially Nena Kelley, RN and Donna Webb, NA. The family also wishes to express appreciation to Bayside Community Hospital in Anahuac for the concern and compassion shown to Johnnie and his family.

Visitation with Johnnie’s family will be held on Saturday, January 4 at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac at 10 am with a memorial service following at 11 am.

Memorial donations in memory of Johnnie may be made to the Anahuac ISD Education Foundation with a focus on mathematics and science.

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

Randolph

On Friday, December 20, 2019, LJ Randolph a devoted son brother, uncle, and grandson departed at age 23.

LJ was born on November 22, 1996, in Beaumont, Texas as a middle child and firstborn to Leon & Teletshia Randolph. Attending school in Hardin, Texas, he graduated from Hardin High School, the home of the Hornets. LJ was well known as “Steve the Realist” and his personality would touch everyone that he came in contact with.

Cutting hair, fishing, splitting wood, hunting, playing football, hanging with his brothers, and spoiling his niece Kingsley Jae, were just a few of the many things LJ was passionate about. As we all know his dog Peluche was a prized possession of LJ as he was a protector over ALL of LJ’s things. Along with being outgoing, he was known for his infectious smile, compassionate spirit and loving heart.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Joseph Randolph Sr. He leaves to cherish his memories, his parents Leon & Teletshia Randolph, his brothers Cody and Kai Cormier, Carson and Lahr Randolph, and ALL his bonus brothers his niece Kingsley Jae, his grandparents Craig Jenkins, Linda Frank and Glenda Randolph his dog Peluche and a host of beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends

A visitation will be held Friday, December 27, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.  LJ will lie-in-state Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Hardin Baptist Church; 138 CR 2003 South; Hardin, Tx. from 9:30am – 11:00am: Funeral Service will follow at 11:00am.

Interment - at Bingham Cemetery – Liberty, Tx.

Ener

Dorothy "Peanut" Ener, 57, of Daisetta, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019, with her loving mother, Dorothy Mae Nugent, at their residence.

Peanut was born November 28, 1962, in Liberty to the late Freddie James Nugent and Dorothy Mae Bracewell. Peanut loved her family and spending time with them, she always helped out in any way she could, not only family, but the many friends she had that needed help.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Freddie James and Dorothy Mae Nugent; son, Vernon Rodgers; and brother, Freddie "Poncho" Nugent.

Those left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Wendel Ener of Daisetta; son, Russell Rodgers and wife Carla of Daisetta; daughters, Kimberly Rodgers of Daisetta, Christina Ener of Tarkington, Naomi Ener of Iowa, and Vanessa Clark of Daisetta; brothers, James Franklin Nugent and wife Barbara of Dayton, and David Wesley Nugent of Dayton; sister, Patricia "Sissy" Simmons and husband Jim of Hardin; grandchildren, Zane Robinson, Mattie Robinson, Tesa Fredricks, Mackenzie Regudon, Logan Rodgers, Issac Rodgers, Mary Rose McCreight, Nicholas McCreight, Aaron Rodgers, James Keith Clark, and Ashlynn Nicole Rhoden; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Pentecostal Tabernacle Church in Liberty, TX with Reverend James Simmons and Reverend Larry Langston officiating, interment will follow at Freddie James Nugent Memorial Cemetery in Hardin. A gathering of Peanut's family and friends will be Friday, December 27, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. also at Pentecostal Tabernacle Church.

Honoring Peanut as pallbearers are Franklin Nugent, Jim Simmons, Wendel Ener, Wesley Nugent, Russell Rodgers, Jimmy Simmons, Chris Simmons, Mark Simmons, J.D. Nugent, Bradley Nugent, Zane Robinson, And John Moomey. Honorary pallbearers are going to be several of her grandchildren.


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Wiggins

Claiborn "Hap" Wiggins, 86, of Cleveland, TX, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Houston, TX.

Mr. Wiggins was born on August 16, 1933, in Logansport, LA to the late Henry Claiborn Wiggins and Blanche Azalea Conrad. Mr Wiggins was a retired field service engineer for Ross Hill Controls Corporation after his illustrious military career with USMC and USAF. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting. A faithful servant, Hap was an active member of First Concord Baptist Church in Rye, TX and oversaw Rye Concord Cemetery for the past 20 years. Hap will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Preceding Mr. Wiggins in death are his parents; son, Michael A. "Mike" Wiggins; and sister, Almeta Sue Powell.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 65 years, Helen J. Wiggins of Cleveland; son, Gary C. Wiggins of Rye; daughter, Kathy L. Wiggins of Nacogdoches; brothers, Donald R. Wiggins of Pasadena, and Henry C. Wiggins of Laneville; 1 granddaughter, 2 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, December 26, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at First Concord Baptist Church, 5958 Co Rd 2132, Cleveland, TX 77327 with Pastor Richard Stidham officiating, interment will follow at Rye Concord Cemetery in Rye, TX. A gathering of Hap's family and friends will be Thursday, December 26, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until service time also at First Concord Baptist Church.

Honoring Mr. Wiggins as pallbearers are James Wiggins, Darrell Wiggins, Ray Carr, Derick Gowdey, Doug Alford and Daniel Fowler.

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Brown

Gertrude “Trudy” Brown, 72, of Dayton, Passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at her residence. 

She was born March 1, 1947, in Houston, to her late parents, Frank Lucero and Elsiemae Quinn Lucero.

Trudy lived most of her life in Dayton and had previously lived in Houston, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee. She was a 1965 graduate of Dayton High school, where she was a twirler in the band. During her time in Nashville, she was a country music singer and even appeared at the Grand Ole Opry.

She had many talents that included singing and race car driving. Trudy was the retired owner/operator of Trudy’s Unisex Hair Designs, was formerly a Deputy Constable under Lester Lewis for Liberty County Precinct #4 and briefly worked for the railroad.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rodney Brown; brother, Frank R. Lucero and a sister, Angela Hayes.

Survivors include her son, Jason Peterson; grandchildren, Alyssa and Ryan Peterson; sisters, Maria Hanel and her husband Leroy, Lee Halasah and her husband Nick and Christina Lucero and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2019 At Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton with Rev. Randy Piatt officiating,

To view her online obituary, or post a tribute to her family, go to www.pacestancil.com.

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

Graham

Robert Raymond Graham, 91, of Thicket TX, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019, at Pine Arbor Health Care Center in Silsbee.

Mr. Graham was born January 5, 1928, in Jasper, TX to the late John Edmond Graham and Celia Ann Kervin. Robert was a retired oilfield worker, an Army veteran, who earned the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal - Japan, a member of the Boilermakers, and lived in Thicket most of his life. Mr. Graham loved the outdoors especially hunting. He enjoyed his cows, horses, and curing his own meat in his smokehouse.

He is preceded in death by his wife Lavada Graham; a baby boy; daughter, Barbara Graham; brothers, J.P. Graham, and Lemuel Graham; sisters, Winnie Brackin, and Katie Smart.

Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Raymond Graham, Walter Graham, and Joe Graham; daughters, Connie Tanton, Vickie Sparks, Theresa Lamgberg, Sandy Haen, and April Lilley; 18 grandchildren, and a host of loving friends

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Mark Ainsworth officiating, interment to follow at Menard Chapel Cemetery. A gathering of Mr. Graham's family and friends will be Saturday December 21, 2019, starting at 9:00 a.m. until time of service also at Faith & Family Funeral Services

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Rains

Veda “Glynn” Rains, 84, of Dayton passed away Monday, December 23, 2019.

She was born June 25, 1935 in Dayton, Texas to parents, Chester Keck and Hattie Spraker Keck.  

Graveside for Glynn will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Linney Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Visitation will be 12:00 noon until 1:30 before the funeral at 2:00 p.m.  

Glynn was a lifelong resident of Dayton and was a graduate of Dayton High School in 1953.  She retired from Southern Pacific where she worked as a clerk.  Glynn attended Trinity Baptist Church.  She enjoyed working with her flowers and taking care of her yard.  She loved her family and her friends.  She enjoyed her time visiting and caring for them.  

Glynn was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Dean Keck,  John Keck and sister, Carol Hamilton.  She is survived by sons, Dean Griffitts of Dayton and Patrick Keck of  Cisco, Texas; daughter, Kim Fenner of Dayton; sister, Ruth Gillen of Tarkington Prairie; grandchildren, Jacob Bederka and wife  Emily, Derek Fenner, Sarah Dougherty and husband Daniel, and Jessica Ramirez; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gibson

Clyde Arnold “Poppy” Gibson, Sr., 90 of Crosby, Texas passed away on December 19, 2019.

He was born August 8, 1929 in Millville, Indiana to parents Henry Gibson and Cansada Lee

Services for Mr. Gibson will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 23, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mike Blackburn officiating.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers are David Watrous, Dylon Watrous, Drexel Polasek, Aaron Cox, Cody Richards, and Kyle Richards.

Mr. Gibson was a longtime resident of Texas.  He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1950 until 1954.   He had lived in Dayton for the past 13 years, was a member of the First Baptist Church and the VFW in Liberty.  Clyde was a huge Astros fan and enjoyed watching movies.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Clyde Gibson, Jr.; brothers and sisters, Harold Gibson, William Gibson, Arvine Gibson, Sr., Alberta Cooley, and Lawrence Gibson; his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Gibson; and his wife of 4 years, Barbara Gibson. Clyde is survived by his children, Gary Wayne Gibson and partner James Sparks, Robert Gibson and wife Terry, Ada Chastain and husband Gary, Gail Polasek, Joy Watrous and husband Ray, Tonya Cox and husband Mike; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Boswell

 

Tousha

Joe Lee Tousha, 50, of Liberty, left this life to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his many dear friends and loving family.

Joe was born on September 3, 1969, in Liberty, TX to Joe Willard Tousha and Agnes Marie Anderson. In his 50 years of life, Joe accomplished many things. As a little boy, he always loved to play with trucks. He dreamed of driving big trucks. He fullfilled that dream for over 20 years on the road traveling from place to place for various companies. His latest job, at Lone Star NGL in Mont Belvieu, as a storage operator, was a dream come true. Finally he was able to get off the road and spend more time with his kids and precious wife, Connie. He also enjoyed many hobbies that included fishing, boating, kayaking, hunting and most of all, yard work. He took pride in making sure his lawn was in pristine condition. Joe had a huge heart. Everyone that knew him, could see that from the beginning. He was a part of several ministries and traveled with his wife as much as he could.He loved riding his motorcycle and was a part of the St. Judes Toy Drive that blessed the children battling brain cancer. Joe was known by many names, Uncle Bubba, Papa Joe, Pastor Joe and in his younger years, Jody. But most of all, he loved being called, Dad. Joe was a hard working man. Always providing, loving, kind hearted and gentle. Always there to give you a big hug. He loved his lord and savior and grew closer and closer to his lord everyday. We will all miss him very much but know his legacy will continue on. We will get that big hug when we see him again in heaven.

He is preceded in death by uncles, James R. Anderson, Leroy Anderson and grandparents, Velma Anderson, Oscar Anderson, J.L. Tousha, Pat Garrison and Ada Garrison.

Joe leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife, Connie Tousha; daughter, Kara Tousha; son, Garrison Tousha; mother, Agnes Garrison and husband Allen; father, Joe W. Tousha and wife Norma; brother, Eric Garrison and wife Katrina; sister, Evelyn Killion and husband Tim; sister, Georganna Cox and husband Colton; brother, Aaron Ortiz; sister, Marcella Kimball; sister, Sara Hildebrand; sister, Jeanerette Day and husband Gary; stepchildren, Chris Brothers and wife Maria, Deonna Campbell and husband Michael, Jon Brothers and wife Michelle, 14 grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Church, 1693 TX- 146 Liberty, TX 77575 with Pastor Bobby Hart and Bro. Dean Love co-officiating. Interment to follow at Norris cemetery in Liberty. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Cornerstone Church in Liberty.

Honoring Joe as pallbearers are Marcus, Wes, Darrel, Kody, Woody, Eric, Curt, Kalvin and Jim Bob. Honorary pallbearers are Josh and Justin.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Centerpoint, for distribution to ministries Joe supported.

Allen

Timmy was born on January 27, 1981, in Houston, TX to Timmy Lee Allen and Natalie Gayle Nobles.

Timmy was the owner-operator of True Addiction Tattoo Studio in Dayton, TX. Since childhood, Timmy had the gift of drawing and mechanics in which developed into the passion and artistry of tattooing. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He was a great dad and a hero to many who looked up to him. Timmy lit up the room when he walked in. He was a lover who gave of himself unconditionally. Timmy was a fighter to the very end. He will be missed by all who loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sel

Timmy Lee Allen Jr, 38, of Daisetta, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont surrounded by his loving family.ena V. Mauricio of Daisetta; father, Jon E. Snell and wife Brenda of Katy, TX; mother, Natalie G. Haught and husband David of Daisetta; brother, Brandon J. Snell and wife Scarlett L. of Magnolia, Tx; children, Hudsyn Allen, Carter Allen, Carson Allen, Adelyn Lunceford, Mason Lunceford and many dear relatives and a host of friends

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Brother Erik Noack officiating, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. A gathering of Timmy's family and friends will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

Honoring Timmy as pallbearers will be Brandon Snell, Erick Noack, Eddie Garcia, Juan Mauricio, Navaar Romero, and Jonah Romero.

Trevizo

Sergio Trevizo, Jr., 30, of Dayton passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019.

He was born June 6, 1989 in Houston, Texas to parents, Sergio Trevizo, Sr. and Lorena Trevizo.

Services for Sergio will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 20, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.   Visitation for Sergio will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Sergio had lived in Dayton since 2006 after moving from Garland, Texas.  He graduated from Dayton High School in 2007 and had worked in pipeline construction.  He enjoyed fishing, welding and car audio systems.  

He is survived by his parents, Sergio Trevizo, Sr. and Lorena Trevizo of Dayton; grandmother, Apolonia Trevizo of Dallas; brothers, John Krueger and partner Nicole Michalka of St. Louis, MO and Eric Krueger of Dayton; sisters, Bioleta Castillo of Fort Worth; his partner and the mother of his children, Kristi Chapman of Dayton; his children that he loved so much, Savannah Trevizo and Sierra Trevizo both of Dayton; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, and cousins. Sergio will always be remembered as a good son, brother, partner and father to all that he loved and loved him.

Harris-Fox

Margie Ailene Harris-Fox, 86 of Dayton passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019.  

Margie was born June 20, 1933 in Dallas, Texas to parents James Edgar English, Sr. and Florence M. Granger English.

Services for Mrs. Fox will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Dayton with Rev. Howie Howeth and Rev. George Ohmstede officiating.  Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Forest Park East in Webster, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers will be Carl English, Bobby English, Steven English, Soloman Fox, Rob Flurry, and Richard Gass.

Mrs. Harris-Fox had been a resident of Dayton for the past 14 years and she was previously of Friendswood.  She was a former employee of Union Carbide and  she retired from E.M. Blues Sons.  Margie enjoyed  round dancing and being with her friends.  She was currently a member of the First Baptist Church in Dayton. 

Mrs. Harris-Fox was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William Donald Harris, Jr.; husband, Bill Fox; siblings, Virginia & her husband James Johnson, Jimmy English, Kenneth English & wife Mamie, and Carl English & his wife Billie; brother-in-law, Granville E. Paules, sister in law Mary Jane English,  .  She is survived by sons, William Donald “Donnie” Harris, III and wife Stacy of Frisco and Kenneth Alan Harris of Friendswood; step-children, Terri Fox of Beaumont, Michelle Fox of San Antonio, and Michael Fox of Houston; grandchildren, Samantha Mellott and husband Cole, Sydney Saucedo, Chloe Fox and Soloman Fox;  Survived by brothers Bobby English of Tool, Tx, Jerry and his wife Rose English of and sister Mary and her husband Don Phillips of Garland, Tx, sister-in-law, Diane Paules of Rockville, Maryland; Mary Anne English of  Lake Jackson, Tx, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Boswell

Patricia Ann Boswell, age 72 of Montgomery, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on December 13, 2019 with her loving husband by her side.

Patricia Ann Boswell, age 72 of Montgomery, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on December 13, 2019 with her loving husband by her side. She was born in Liberty, Texas on September 27, 1947 to parents Garthel Cain and Pauline Moore Cain.

Patricia was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a servant’s heart. Her life was a living example of Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” She was a member of People Church in Tomball. Patricia loved her new church and was passionate about seeing it grow. Patricia was a loving and dedicated wife and mother. She treasured her children and grandchildren. She loved working in her yard. She loved watching hummingbirds. She loved dogs and her swimming pool. Patricia was kind and giving. She had a great sense of humor and a beautiful smile. She truly wanted the best for everyone.

Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Moore Cain. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of twenty-eight years John Gary Boswell, Sr.; sons Shawn Schneider and wife Dora, Joel Justin Schneider, John Gary Boswell, Jr., daughter Melissa Holland and husband Rod; father Garthel Cain; grandchildren Cory Schneider, Trevor Holland, Ashley Ulvalle and husband Joe, Trent Holland, Dean Garcia, Chandler Schneider and Blake Boswell. In addition she leaves four great-grandchildren and numerous other loving family members and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with family from 12-1pm on Saturday, December 21, 2019 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services begin at 1pm at Allison Funeral Service with Pastor Saul Sberna officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow at Concord Cemetery in Rye, Texas.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Ken Jacobs, Darrell Cain, Kent Cain, Cody Cain, Zach Bailey, Aaron Sumrall, Mike Sumrall, Michael Goodnight and Jeff Mitchell.  

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

Brannen

ohnnie Sue Pollock Brannen, 59, of Liberty peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

She was born December 27, 1959 in Liberty, Texas to parents, Haskel Pollock and Dorothy Folkes Pollock.  

Service for Johnnie will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donald Scott officiating.  Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation for Johnnie will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Johnnie was a lifelong resident of Liberty.  She attended Open House Ministry and was a member of Grace Community Baptist Church.  She was owner and operator of the Riverside Café and B & J Seafood.  Johnnie had a heart of gold and she loved her family and her customers.  Johnnie and her late husband Ben Brannen enjoyed traveling.  

Johnnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ben Brannen;  brother, Jimmy Elson Pollock; and sister, Jackie Mikeska.  She is survived by her siblings, Roger Pollock of Liberty, Edward Pollock and wife Martha of Dayton, Brady Pollock and wife Patty of Dallas, Billy Pollock and wife Madelyn of Austin, Carolyn Norcross and husband Frank of Dayton, Yvonne Sanders of Dayton, and Kristi Huff and husband Allen of Deer Park; grandchildren, Dakota, Everett, Jonathan, Maddox and Liam; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and special friends.

LaFour

Arthur Lee LaFour, 74, lifelong resident of Old River-Winfree, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at his home.

He was born on September 13, 1945 in Dayton, Texas to the late Arthur “A.J.” and Nellie Emily Reeves LaFour.

Arthur worked for many years as a truck driver and had recently retired from the trucking industry. He enjoyed playing cards, spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. Arthur had a passion for horses and loved horseback riding. He liked watching football and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan who also supported the Houston Texans. Although he was ornery, cantankerous and a jokester to most, he lived for drinking coffee and spoiling his grandchildren. Arthur will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson Justin L. LaFour; and his sisters Shirley Faye Hracek and Edna Mae Blasdel. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 54 years, Kathi Soileau LaFour; his son James LaFour; his daughter A’Dina Elliott and husband Chuck; his grandchildren Jessica Martinez and husband Michael, Shelby Elliott, Caitlin Elliott, Jordan LaFour, Ashley LaFour and James Bubba LaFour; his great-grandson Korey LaFour; his siblings Nelene Satcher and husband Dale, Dorothy Pilkinton, Ronnie LaFour and wife Kay and Danny LaFour and wife Karen; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be James LaFour, Chuck Elliott, Donny Reeves, Raymond LaFour, James Wright, and Forrest Stoerner. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Reeves, Jerry Owens, Richard Hracek and Jereld Reeves.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A graveside service and committal will be held at 10am on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Reeves Cemetery in Old River-Winfree with Pastor Randy Piatt officiating.

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

Thornton

Douglas Ray Thornton, 68, of Hull, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Ray was born on February 20, 1951, in Dayton, TX to the late Douglas Eugene Thornton and Maxine Roundtree. He was a retired 3rd generation owner of Thornton Logging. Larger than life, honest as they come, he worked his fingers to the bone to support his family. Ray never met a stranger, was kind to everyone, whether he liked them or not. His family was his world, if he loved you he loved with his whole heart forever. He loved to hunt, fish, and cut logs. Papa's pride and joy were his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him, but his legacy will continue on.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Henry Tilman "Spike" Thornton; and grandson, Bryson Thornton.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his loving wife of 51 years, Katherine Jane "Kathy" Thornton of Hull; son, Paskel Douglas Thornton and wife Tabitha of Hull; daughters, Kathy "Puddin" Clark and husband Kelvin of Hull, and Rita Jean Collins and husband Jeffrey of Cleveland; brother, Johnny Nicar and wife Tammy of Dayton; sisters, Eva Psencik and husband Edwin of Dayton, and Jackie Allen and husband Glenn of Dayton; grandchildren, Courtney Folsom and husband James, Maranda Burks and husband Jason, Tristan Clark, Tray Tyler and wife Jesi, Camron Collins, Hunter Collins, Cody Thornton, Austin Thornton and wife Aranda, Treavor Thornton, Decota Thornton, Andrea Thornton, Cassie Sweeten, Raynee Baker, Dallas Pantalion, Brenham Thornton, Bentley Thornton, and Braycee Thornton; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A graveside service of remembrance will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Brother Sid Haley officiating at Oak Dale Cemetery. A gathering of Mr. Thornton's family and friends will be held Friday, December 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

Honoring Mr. Thornton as pallbearers are Cody Thornton, Austin Thornton, Camron Collins, Hunter Collins, and Tristan Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Tray Tyler, Treavor Thornton, Brenham Thornton, and Bentley Thornton.

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Wagstaff

Carrie Jean Wagstaff, 63, of Buna, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont

She was born June 7, 1956, in Beaumont to the late Barry Franks and Carrie Thornell. Mrs. Carrie devoted her life to caring for her family. She loved to cook, enjoyed fishing and camping. Maw's grandchildren were her pride and joy. She will be truly missed by all who loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 32 years, Larry Glenn Wagstaff; son, Calvin Glenn Wagstaff and wife Patricia of Evadale; daughter, Jennifer Nicole Wagstaff of Colmesneil; brother, Billy Smith and wife Sondra of Winnie; grandchildren, Westen Michael Williams, Carson Glenn Wagstaff, Jaxxon Lee Wagstaff, and Karah Jean Wagstaff; best friend, Debra Ard, and a host of loving friends.

A private memorial service of remembrance will be held.
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Services handled under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100

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Martin

Joan Frances Martin, 67, of Devers, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 26, 1952, in Austin, Texas to the late Gordon Ellzey and Margaret Curry. A long-time resident of Devers, Ms. Joan was a retired CPA for various businesses. She was a faithful servant with a selfless personality. An amazing mother who saw the best in all. She enjoyed starting her day on her porch drinking coffee and would look forward to spending time with her grandchildren. Granny's grandchildren meant the world to her, she was their biggest cheerleader and supporter. She taught them how to swim, loved shopping for them and made sure they felt special on every holiday. Her leisure time was spent on genealogy and reading a good mystery novel. She was also known as a great storyteller with a great sense of humor. Ms. Joan will be greatly missed by all who loved her but her legacy will continue with future generations.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 45 years, Gary L. Martin Sr. and brother, Richard J. Ellzey.

Those left to cherish Ms. Joan's memory are her sons, Gary L. Martin Jr. and wife Shanna L. of Devers, Matthew A. Martin of Devers; daughter, Leigh Ann Sykes and husband Patrick D. of Devers; sister, Paula O'dell and husband Daniel Sr. of Independence, MO; grandchildren, Kamrie L. Martin, Domenic L. Sykes, Garrison L. Martin, Annabella M. Sykes, her beloved lake family and a host of friends.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Devers, 106 E Ave. A, Devers, TX. 77523 with Pastor Jerry T. Ben officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. until service time also at First Baptist Church Devers. Interment to follow at Rice Belt Cemetery in Devers.

Honoring Ms. Joan as pallbearers are Gary L. Martin Jr., Matthew A. Martin, Patrick D. Sykes, Garrison L. Martin, Paul Haidusek and Brenton C. Webb with Scott Lisenbe as honorary pallbearer
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Rogers

Margaret Ann Rogers, 80, of Kountze, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 12, 1939, in Kountze to the late Jason Hance Gandy and Reda Estelle Gates.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Harvey Rogers; brothers, JH Gandy, and Joe Thomas Gandy; and sister, Ida Lou Gandy-Hatcher

Those left to cherish her memory are; daughters, Angela and husband Andrew S. Perez Sr. of Orovada, NV, and Eva Wiggins and husband Barney of Segno; sons, Brandon Rogers and wife Jennifer of Texas City, and Trevor Rogers and wife Samantha of Honey Island; sister; Mary Gandy-Haynes and husband Dean of Kountze; grandchildren, Sean Stepnik, Phillip Stepnik, Tristan Stepnik, Jeffrey Wiggins, Byron Wiggins Jr, Brian Wiggins, Britni Dupree, Isabel Rogers, Trace Rogers, Sophia Rogers, Shianne Galuska, Dakota Rogers, Neely Rogers, Alister Rogers, 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Friday, November 29, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Mel Rowell officiating, interment will follow at Jordan Cemetery in Honey Island, TX. A gathering of Mrs. Rogers' family and friends will be on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

Honoring Mrs. Rogers as pallbearers will be Brandon Rogers, Trevor Rogers, Sean Stepnik, Phillip Stepnik, Dakota Rogers, and Trace Rogers. Honorary pallbearer will be Brian Wiggins and Byron Wiggins Jr.

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Foster

Brexlyn Margaret Foster was born at 1:55 p.m. and passed away at 3:15 p.m. on November 15, 2019.

 

She may have only lived a short time, but she touched the lives of many.

She is survived by her parents; Dustin and Ashley Foster; sister, Aria Blake Foster; and many loved ones.

A private family graveside service will be held at Felps Cemetery in Thicket, TX with Reverend Keith de la Moriniere officiating.
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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


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Van Deventer

Christopher Michael Van Deventer, age 36, of Liberty, Texas passed away unexpectedly in his father’s loving arms on December 9, 2019 at his residence in Liberty.

He was born on August 5, 1983 in Liberty to parents Michael Van Deventer and Ramona Ann Doyen Erdman.

Christopher was a loving son, nephew, cousin and friend. Although, he had serious health issues through-out his life, he had a great attitude and a smile that would light up the room. Christopher loved country music. He was a great dancer. Chris loved being outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was truly loved by all who knew him. He will be missed and his memory cherished forever.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents Michael Van Deventer, Romana Ann Doyen  Erdman and husband Jeff; Aunt Lisa Majors and husband Fred; Uncle John Mahavier and wife Lisa; cousins Tessa Baggett and husband Patrick, John Mahavier, Trevor Mahavier; uncles Robert, Russell, Randall and Richard Doyen; Aunt Lanette Doyen and grandmother Earlene Krueger. He also leaves behind many other loving family members and friends.

Honoring the family be serving as pallbearers are William Hanel, Galen Duty, Chris Turner, Paul Haidusek, Brian Rogers, John Reitan, Tommy Chambers and Terry Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Josh Wiggins, Doug Bishop, Jeff Wiggins and Ray Day.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12pm-2pm on Monday, December 16, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Liberty, 602 Main St., Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will begin at 2pm with Brother Glen Leatherman officiating.

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie the Pooh

Carrico

Phillip “Phil” Elvin Carrico, age 90, of Daisetta, TX passed away at his home on December 7, 2019.

He was born on September 6, 1929 in Silsbee, TX to parents Vernon G. Carrico and Bobbie Davis Carrico.

Phil had an adventurous life. After graduating from Hull-Daisetta high school, he joined the United States Navy and served with the elite Naval Frogmen Underwater Demolition Teams in the Korean War. He was wounded in action and received a bronze star for heroic action in combat. The UDT teams were the beginning of our modern day Navy Seals. He was an American Hero. After serving in the military, he went on to get a college degree from San Diego State University and went to work for twenty-eight years for the City of Los Angeles in Recreation and Parks. He directed community centers for years in some of the roughest neighborhoods in LA. He was deeply loved for developing excellent programs for kids through senior citizens in all the communities he served. He was promoted later in his career to City Supervisor of Aquatics. He managed all Lakes and pools in the greater Los Angeles Area where he had a staff of over three-thousand employees. After retirement he and his wife Laura Ann Carrico moved back to their hometown area, first in Ames then to Daisetta, TX.

Phil began his writing career after retirement. He has had five books published and was a columnist for the Liberty Vindicator for many years. Phil was a member of the national VFW Chapter, the Fifties Frogs Association and the Naval Special Forces Association. He also served as vice-president and president for the Hull-Daisetta Golden Oldies alumni organization. He was also a long time member of the Liberty Historical Society.

Phil loved sports and the outdoors. He was a Hull-Daisetta Bobcat for life and his heart overflowed with love for his family and friends. He never met a stranger and he kept his good disposition in all weathers. Phil touched the lives of so many with his quick wit and inspirational humor. He was the life of the party and he will carry on that tradition with loved ones and family in Heaven.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Audra Davis, Bobbie Basham, Martell Fregia and Laverne Denby; sons Ronny and Ricky Carrico; grandson Larry Dale Erwin and great-grandson RD Moore. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of thirty-nine years Laura Ann Carrico; sister Virgil Hamilton; son Randy Carrico and wife Pam; daughter Darnell Shaw and husband Ray; son Garland Taylor and wife Brenda; son Jimmy Taylor and daughter Brenda Fonden. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. In addition, he leaves behind numerous other loving family members, friends and respected colleagues.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Cole Costlow, Dylan and Tyler Varnon, Zachary Taylor, Evan Basham, Spud Basham, Craig Basham and Doug Denby.
Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 12-2pm in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis St. Liberty, TX 77575. Funeral Services will begin at 2pm. Burial and committal will immediately follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta,
 Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Wallette

Amy Luella Graham Wallette, 52 of Dayton passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 in Baytown, Texas. 

 Amy was born October 3, 1967 in Sikeston, Missouri.

Services for Amy will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Micah Mathews officiating.   Interment  will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.  Visitation for Amy will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. 

Amy has lived in Dayton since 1975 and was a former resident of Jacinto City.   Amy will be remembered for having a heart the size of Texas.  She loved being with her family especially  her grandbaby, Zoey. She enjoyed fishing, watching “Wizard of Oz”, listening to Paul Neuman and Elton John.  

Amy was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Erlene Smikal.  She is survived by her husband of 5 years, Everett “Sonny” Wallette of Dayton; daughters, Candice Pifer and husband Robert of Dayton and Brandi Pope and Jay Kirton of Houston; granddaughter, Zoey Sheppard of Houston; brother Terry Graham and wife Debbie of Eastgate; father of her children, Prentiss Pope of Dayton; step-daughters, Casey Elmore and family of Pearland and Samantha Wallette and family of Houston; mother-in-law, Mary Everitt and husband Gary of Baycliff; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Robb

Sharon Rose Robb of Dayton, Texas passed from this world into her makers arms on December 4th, 2019.

She was born in Wellborn, Texas to Rose Edward and Emma Logan on November 9th, 1940. Sharon grew up there and graduated from A&M Consolidated High School in 1959. She lived a very long full life and putting that into a short story is an impossible task.

Sharon had a huge heart and helped anyone she could. She was sweet to her very core and very rarely said the word no.

She loved going to the beach, on cruises, the casinos occasionally, and playing cards with the girls late into the night before she was not able to anymore. Every morning found her up with a cup of coffee in her hand and gameshow network on the TV.

One of her favorite stories to tell was meeting Eddie Rabbit at a fair. Now, she was a huge fan of Eddie Rabbit, so it made her day when he kissed her on the cheek then on the lips.  Considering she told that story to everyone throughout the years, I think it made not only her day but her lifetime!  

There is one more story that she was proud to tell of her high school sweetheart, who was also her first husband, Alvin “AB” Brewer. When they graduated high school, he wrote in her annual that he would always take care of her. Their marriage may not have worked out, but throughout the years with many ups and downs, she was proud to tell everyone that he stayed true to his word and he took care of her when she anytime she needed help.   

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, and one great grandchild.

She is survived by brother Theron “TR” Logan, sons Alvin “Peanut” Brewer, Roger Dale Brewer, and Russell “Rusty” Robb, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.

She was loved by many and will never be far from our thoughts and hearts. May she rest in peace with her Lord and watch over us for the remainder of our days.

Services for Sharon will be 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Charles officiating.  Visitation for Sharon will be 2:00 p.m. until service time at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. 

Shanks

Sharon Shanks, age 68 of Liberty, TX passed away peacefully beside her loving husband at Liberty-Dayton Hospital on December 3, 2019.

She was born on February 22, 1951 in Marysville, Kansas to Vernon Keith and Elsie Pisa Keith.

Sharon enjoyed to fish and being outdoors. She was an avid reader. Sharon and her husband, Morris were soul-mates. She was highly devoted to him and loved spending time with him. They were inseparable. Sharon was a precious lady who loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Delbert Keith and son-in-law Tommy Joe Mooney. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of forty-two year Morris Shanks; son Jason Shanks and wife Yaneth; Mark Shanks and wife Tina; daughter Margaret Parliament and husband Phillip; sisters Margaret Mooney and husband Tommy Joe, Mary Crosby and husband Phillip, Joyce Edwards and husband Bill; sister-in-law Carolyn Keith; grandchildren Kimberly Martinez, Lauren Shanks, Brenna Shanks, Kinsey Shanks, Paige Parliament and Paxton Parliament. In addition to she leaves behind numerous other loving family members and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10am at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.
Condolences and memories can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Brown

Norman Dale Brown Jr. died Saturday in Methodist Hospital in Houston. Born June 2, 1958, he was 61. 

Community was very important to Dale Brown. Although he wasn’t born in Dayton, he had deep roots here. Family was the basis of who he was. His Brown great grandparents settled in Stilson around 1900 when his grandfather was a toddler. He was also part of a large extended family on his mother’s side.  Dale attended third through seventh grades in Dayton but also lived in other places such as Holland and South Korea before moving back to Dayton to stay in the middle of his sophomore year of high school. He graduated in 1976 and then attended Texas A&M.

Dale served 12 years on the Dayton ISD school board and served on the city council for a short time. He coached Little League and Little Dribblers and was active with 4-H and FFA. In fact, he was an honorary member of the Dayton FFA. He was also an honorary member of Tri-M Music Honor Society. Dale was also active in the First Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School and served as an usher. 

He retired after 35 years from Exxon where he was Safety, Health and Environmental Manager at Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant the last five years. He started at Baytown Olefins Plantin 1978.

Dale was predeceased by his mother Martha Hale Brown as well as by his brother-in-law and niece Gary and Erin Westmoreland. Also predeceasing him were his mother-in-law Marjolaine Boyer and his nephew Jacob Boyer.

Michele Boyer Brown, his wife of 40 years, survives him. They were married May 12, 1979. Also surviving are his son and daughter and their spouses: Josh and Adrianna Brown and Jessica and Jason Bevel. He was a loving “Pops” to six grandchildren: Joey and Michael Bevel, and Sutton, Amelia, Clara and James Brown. 

His father, Norman Dale Brown Sr., and three sisters also survive him. They and their spouses are Nancy and Troy Baker, Jo and Randy Riley, and Susan and Brett Addington. The group of survivors includes 16 nieces and nephews and 10 first cousins and numerous great nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at First Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. with the Pastor Taylor Choate officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland, Dayton. Interment will be at Magnolia Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Davis, David Harmon, Mike Ainsworth, Matt Conn, Jason Bevel, and Joshua Brown.

For those who desire memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 7523,  http://www.heart.org; the American Liver Foundation, National Office, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006 https://liverfoundation.org/for-patients/donate-now or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City

Chambers

Cathy Renee Schultz Chambers, 64, of Huffman passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019.  She was born August 20, 1955 in Houston to parents Fred Schultz and Ramona Skinner Schultz.

A graveside service for Mrs. Chambers will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Huffman Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Cathy had been a resident of Huffman for the past 8 years.  She previously had lived in Dayton for 26 years.  Cathy enjoyed spending time outdoors, bicycling, swimming and taking care of her plants.  She also enjoyed bowling and dancing.  Most of all Cathy was always positive and upbeat.  She adored spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.   She had been saved and baptized.  Cathy attended Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Grace Chambers.  She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dennis Chambers; sons, Rafe Chambers and wife Daisi and Trace Chambers and wife Kate; grandchildren, Precious Chambers, Dyllon Chambers, Josie Chambers, and Miller Chambers; brother, Ricky Schultz and wife Penny; sister, Vickie Picard; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and her dog, Peanut and parrot, Rosie.

 

Green

Shellena E. (Shelly) Smith Green, age 51 of Liberty, TX passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

She was surrounded by her loving family. Shelly was born on October 30, 1968 in Conroe, TX to parents Jerry Ray Smith and Glenda Collins Smith.

Shelly graduated from Liberty High School in 1987. She was a very special young lady. She enlisted in the United States Navy in 1989 where she met and married Raymond Wayne Hall, Jr. of Thrasher, Mississippi at Kings Bay Naval Base. She was blessed with two handsome sons Tyler Ray and Taylor Ryan Hall of Mississippi. Later she married Brian Green and had two step-daughters Gabriella and Daniella Green. In 2015, she moved to Liberty to live with her mom, Glenda.

helly was a member of South Liberty United Church. She loved riding horses when she was young. She also loved Dr. Pepper and Taco Bell.

She was preceded in death by her father; and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Collins (Willis, TX) and Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Smith (Beaumont, TX). She leaves behind to cherish her memory her mother, sons, step-daughters; sister Gayla Smith Boggs and husband Richard; brother Carroll Ray Smith, Sr. and wife Donna: nephews C.J. Smith, Jr, Adam Ryan Smith & wife Randi; Kristopher Bryan Scott and wife Marrisa; nieces Misty Boggs Handy & husband Gregory, III., Amber Smith Morgan and husband Leo; and Magen Boggs Quave. In addition she leaves behind numerous other loving family members and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Tyler Hall, Taylor Hall, Kristopher Scott, C.J. Smith, Adam Smith, Gregory Handy, Jr. and Leo Morgan.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 10am to 12pm in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, TX 77575. Funeral Services will begin at 12pm at Allison Funeral Service with Vicky Huff and William Collins officiating.
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com  

Roark

Jessica Nicole Roark, 27, of Dayton passed away November 27, 2019 in Kingwood, Texas.  

She was Born January 23, 1992 in Baytown, Texas to parents Sam Roark, Jr. and Paula Louden Roark.  

Service for Jessica will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Jessica was a lifelong resident of Dayton where she attended Dayton schools and graduated in 2011.  She loved Tim McGraw and country music. Her favorite television shows were all the Disney shows and Full House.  The “Make a Wish Foundation” made it possible for Jessica to go to Disneyland.   She has gone home to be with her grandparents. 

Jessica was preceded in death by her grandmother, Linda Pendergrass; grandparents, Sam and Luella Roark; and her brother Devin Vantassell.  She is survived by her parents, Sam and Paula Roark of Dayton; grandfather, Jerry Louden of Palestine; her little sisters, Hanna Lowe, Kayla Lowe and Emily Wells; her brothers, Derick Vantassell and wife Andrea of Hurst; Aunt Janice Siam of Cleveland; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Chambers

Cathy Renee Schultz Chambers, 64, of Huffman passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019.  

She was born August 20, 1955 in Houston to parents Fred Schultz and Ramona Skinner Schultz.

A graveside service for Mrs. Chambers will be scheduled at a later time.

Cathy had been a resident of Huffman for the past 8 years.  She previously had lived in Dayton for 26 years.  Cathy enjoyed spending time outdoors, bicycling, swimming and taking care of her plants.  She also enjoyed bowling and dancing.  Most of all Cathy was always positive and upbeat.  She adored spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.   She had been saved and baptized.  Cathy attended Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Grace Chambers.  She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dennis Chambers; sons, Rafe Chambers and wife Daisi and Trace Chambers and wife Kate; grandchildren, Precious Chambers, Dyllon Chambers, Josie Chambers, and Miller Chambers; brother, Ricky Schultz and wife Penny; sister, Vickie Picard; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and her dog, Peanut and parrot, Rosie.

Short

Debbie Oates Short, 65, of Dayton passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 in Houston, Texas. 

Debbie was born April 1, 1954 to W. W. “Bill” and Ruby Oates in Dayton, Texas. 

Services for Debbie will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Dayton with Rev. Forrest Wood and Rev. Randy Piatt officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the First Baptist Church.  Interment will follow the service at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Debbie was a lifelong resident of Dayton where she attended Dayton schools, graduating in 1972.  She married her best friend and the love of her life, Ricky D. Short in 1973.  Debbie worked for many years for Dayton Vacuum/Basic Energy before retiring.  She was always full of life and loved visiting with her family and friends.  Debbie also supported her three children and six grandchildren by attending all their activities through the years. She often said every time she saw her grandchildren her heart would go pitter patter. She loved to host family and friend gatherings.  There was always a welcome door at Debbie and Ricky’s house, with a steady stream of kids in and out.  Debbie had an infectious laugh and would always make you smile. She also loved to dance and to karaoke.  But most of all, she loved the Lord.  She will be surely missed by all that knew and loved her.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, W. W. “Bill” Oates and Ruby Phillips Oates; brother, Billy Joe Dove and wife Erika; nephew Randy Dove.  She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ricky D. Short, Sr. of Dayton; sons, Ricky D. Short, Jr. and wife Christina of Dayton; Stephen Short and wife Kim of Dayton; daughter, Kayla Short Golden and husband Donny of Elysian Fields; her grandchildren, Ty Short, Brie Short, Hudson Short, Bailey Short; Laney Golden and Leah Golden; sister, Nancy Oates Wood and husband Forrest of Fulshear; also numerous cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Oldham

Jolene Reedy Oldham, affectionately known by most as “Mimi”, 77, of Wallisville, TX, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 in Houston, Texas, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on September 10, 1942 in Freeport, Texas to the late Joe and Marion Waguespack Reedy. Jolene graduated from Brazosport High School in 1962.

Jolene moved from Freeport to Wallisville in 1980 to be with her husband Cecil “Popeye” Oldham. She was a dedicated and hardworking business owner. Jolene owned and operated a parts and mechanic shop, provided mowing services and even ran a wrecker business for several years. She and Popeye began raising cattle and ranching until 2017 when they focused on their retirement. Jolene was an avid lover of all animals.

Jolene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She was a nurturer who loved nothing more than taking care of others. Jolene was very close to her granddaughter Taylor Oldham Wilcox whom she raised as her own daughter. She enjoyed being a Mimi to her grandchildren and taking care of Popeye and her family. Jolene will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jolene was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Jimmy Alexander; her niece Katie Coulter; her mother-in-law M.D. Oldham; her sister-in-law Jean McKey; and her brother-in-law Lonnie McKey. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 32 years, Popeye Oldham of Wallisville; her daughters Kelly Ross of Wallisville and Taylor Oldham Wilcox and husband Curt of Anahuac; her grandchildren Aaron Watts of Fort Worth; her great-grandchildren Ramsey Cecile Wilcox and Hill Wilcox; her sister Sue Coulter and husband Joe of Jones Creek; her special nieces and nephew Cori Milner and Tommy, Amy Coulter, Tammy McKey, Kathy Harrell and husband Robert and Lonnie “Dump” McKey and wife Konna; all those that called her Mimi; Paige Sherman; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Curt Wilcox, Mike Roy, Grant Smith, Kevin DeFusto, Dave Wilcox and Jimmy Gore. Honorary pallbearers are Donnie Standley, Don Langford, Butch Bean, Robert Barrow and Dennis Dugat.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 11am on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 405 Magnolia Avenue South in Anahuac. A funeral service will be held at 12pm following the visitation with Cris Stephenson officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

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

McKinney

Sheral Ann McKinney, 70, a lifelong resident of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 22, 2019, in Winnie-Stowell, surrounded by loving family.

She was born on June 16, 1949 in Dayton, Texas to the late Edd C. and Ada Bell Burns Favors. Sheral was a loving wife, mother, memaw, sister, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sheral worked for several years doing cafeteria work for Dayton ISD. She had also worked in the bakery at Brookshire Brothers in Dayton and concessions at Huffman Horse Center. Sheral volunteered with the Dayton High School Bronco Band for eight years as a band parent.  She was also dedicated in her faith and for many years attended Trinity Baptist Church in Dayton.

Sheral pursued many interests, some of which included reading, working crossword puzzles and shopping. Sheral was an avid fan of Elvis and loved listening to his music. She enjoyed participating in crafts/activities and visiting with other seniors at the local nursing home. However, Sheral’s favorite hobby of all was spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Sheral was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 46 years, Marvin McKinney; and her siblings Luna Bell Favors Brown, Jessie C. Favors, Sr. and Normie Edd Favors. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters Marsha Bell Cook and Marco Perez of Spring, Lisa Gell Floyd and husband George of Winnie-Stowell; her grandchildren, Kandice, Kory, Kelsi, Aaron and Aidan; her great-grandchildren, Prycilla, Kyle, Bailee, Owen and Presley; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Kory Smith, Aaron Cook, Aidan Perez, Bobby Baker, J.B. McKinney, Jr. and Robert Sanchez. Honorary pallbearer will be Kyle Barrett.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, November 29, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home with Brother Mark Martin officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Stephens

Sarah Catherine Stephens, 72, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born on October 6, 1947 in Bossier City, Louisiana to the late Dennis Ervin and Jewel Louise Cubley Wyatt.

Sarah moved to Dayton with her husband Rundy, in 1984 from Bossier City. She was dedicated in her faith and liked to attend Family Worship Church in Old River. Sarah was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sarah was an avid lover of all animals. She was especially fond of her own fur-baby, Spark Plug a chihuahua who has never spent a day without her. Sarah lived a very simple and happy life. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family.

Sarah was preceded in death by her parents; her son Rundy Stephens, Jr.; and her sister Judy Pace. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 40 years, Rundy G. Stephens of Dayton; her son Mark Dewayne Alford and wife Christina of Crosby; her daughter Tonya Louise Alford Ramirez and husband Arron of Houston; her grandchildren Caleb Alford, Cameron Alford, Devin Alford, Taylor Alford, Carmen Alford, Chance Kent, Brooklynn Wagner and Skyler Wagner; her great-granchildren Bryson Alford and Landon Alford; her brother Dennis Ervin Wyatt, Jr. of Houston; her beloved fur-baby Star; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Joe Green, Paul Brogdon, Caleb Alford, Cameron Alford, Devin Alford and Chance Kent.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4pm until 7pm on Tuesday, November 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, November 27, 2019 at Sterling Funeral Home, with Pastor Clay Duckworth officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

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

Sias

Ammie Hallie Sias was born to Direll and Ellen Sias on March 26, 1942 in Liberty , Texas. 

She was the fifth child of eleven siblings born to this union.  Ammie grew up in Liberty Oilfield and attended Liberty Training High School.

After working various jobs, she decided to accept a job opportunity to work for Atty. JC (Zeke) and Nelda Zbranek; she was employed with them for many years. She later began employment as a cook with the Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center, she worked there for 40 years until her retirement. As she loved to cook, Ammie continued to cook for her family, church, and friends until on November 16, 2019 when God called her to her final resting place.

A visitation will be held Friday, November 22, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  She will lie-in-state Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Lily of the Valley Baptist Church – Oilfield Road Liberty, Texas from 9:30am – 11:00am, funeral services will start at 11:00am.
Rev. Revlon Belle – officiating Minister.
Interment – Well Memorial Cemetery - Liberty, Texas.

Zbranek

L.L. “Zeke” Zbranek- age 91 – passed away November 19, 2019 at Liberty Dayton Regional Hospital.

Zeke was born in Crosby, Texas November 16, 1928 the son of the late Ladislav L. Zbranek and Marie Pecka Zbranek. Zeke was a graduate of Hull Daisetta High School Class of 1946. After High School, Zeke joined the US Navy serving from 1946-1949. He worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad as a telegraph operator for eleven years. He went on to work for the next twenty-nine years for the US Postal Service in Hardin, where he retired as Postmaster. Zeke enjoyed going to Hull-Daisetta and Hardin Football Games and was an avid reader. He especially enjoyed reading about history. He was a loving husband, father, and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a daughter Peggy Marie Zbranek, and his two brothers J.C. Zbranek and M.J. Zbranek.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his devoted wife of sixty-seven years Laverne Underwood Zbranek, his daughter Patti Lynne Berryhill and her husband Bill, son Thomas Edward Zbranek, and a grandson Brian Mitchell and his wife Megan. In addition, Zeke leaves six great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A graveside service will be held 10AM Saturday November 23, 2019 at Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Allison Funeral Service 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Watkins

Janie Hallman Watkins, 89, of Dayton passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019.

Mrs. Watkins was born October 24, 1930 in McClelland, Arkansas to parents David Hallman and Carrie Carter Hallman.

Janie had lived in Dayton since 2006 after moving from Jal, New Mexico.  She was a member of the Little Country Church in Crosby and enjoyed all church activities. She enjoyed gardening and raising birds.  Her hobbies were crocheting and knitting.  

Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by parents; husband Earl Watkins; sisters, Bertha Fetters and Sharon Ferrell; brothers, Logan Hallman and Verner Hallman; son-in-law, Jeff Hawkins.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory are son, Carl Watkins and wife Cliffa o   f El Paso, Texas; daughter, Donna Hawkins of Dayton; grandchildren, Craig Watkins and wife Crystal, Chad Watkins, Jennifer Gauna and husband Stephen, Stephanie Shephard and husband James, Miranda Reader and husband Darrell and Tim Redd; great grandchildren, Cayden Watkins, Carlee Watkins, Joseph Bacon and wife Kati, Tori Shephard, Brendon Redd and Sofia Redd; one great great-grandchild, Eleanore Bacon; brothers, Adron Hallman of Homer, Louisiana and Clovis Hallman of Jal, New Mexico; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Hightower

Cameron Hightower was born on July 7, 1937 in Liberty, Texas, to Opal and Tommy Hightower.

He passed away in Houston on Thursday November 7, 2019 at the age of 82. 

Cameron was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mary Nan Davis, and his nephew Kevin Hightower. He is survived by his sister Barbara Gentempo and brother-in-law Joe Gentempo, his brother Thomas B. Hightower and sister-in-law Sarah Hightower as well as his nieces and nephews, Lynn Davis, Katie Gentempo, Tom Gentempo, Jeff Hightower, and Joe Gentempo, along with 11 great nieces and nephews. He was a loving son, brother and uncle who will be dearly missed.

Cameron Hightower was a sixth generation lawyer in a family which has produced a large number of lawyers going back to the American Revolution, some of whom served in the Texas Legislature, the U.S. Congress, and in judicial positions at every level from the County Court to the Texas Supreme Court. 

Cameron was born and raised in a large family that valued education, independent thought, and public service. He was proud to grow up in the close knit community of Liberty, Tx surrounded by parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, and cousins all of whom had a positive impact on his childhood and throughout his life. His passion for books and knowledge became his pathway to the future. Upon graduating from Liberty High School he attended the University of Texas at Austin where he completed both his undergraduate and law school studies.  

During his years at the University of Texas at Austin, Cameron excelled academically and served as student body president. He was a Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude graduate in the Plan II advanced liberal arts program. He was a member of six academic honor societies including Phi Beta Kappa, was a national debate champion, and was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. He was a member of the University‘s Friar Society, an organization he participated in until his death. 

After receiving his law license, Cameron practiced law in Liberty, Texas and its surrounding counties. His admiration of the law and politics led him to run for political office. In 1964, Cameron was elected as a representative to the Texas House for the 59th Legislative Session. After serving in the Texas Legislature, Cameron returned to his law practice which he expanded to cover Houston.

He appreciated art, theater, and opera and while in Houston was active in charitable organizations and community-based programs, especially those involving the Arts. This led Cameron to work on the initial board of the celebrated Theater Under the Stars and to serve as its first board president. 

In 1987, Cameron relocated to Seattle, Washington to take a position at Shoreline College as Executive Director of the college’s development office. While at Shoreline College, Cameron became associated with the “People to People” organization which promoted citizen ambassador projects throughout the world. As an ambassador with “People to People” Cameron was able to fulfill his lifelong love of travel and adventure. He traveled all over Europe and Asia and led at least 20 trips to foreign countries that included China, India, and Russia where he met a number of foreign dignitaries including President Lech Walesa of Poland, Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa, and Saint Teresa of Calcutta (formally Mother Teresa).

In 2006 Cameron retired from Shoreline College and returned to Texas, where he enjoyed his occasional pro bono legal services, before he eventually returned to his starting place of Private Practice and joined The Opande Law Firm in 2016 as Senior Attorney in their litigation department. It was a position he greatly enjoyed until the time of his recent illness and hospitalization. 

Cameron was well known for his sharp wit, humor and brilliant mind. A lifelong learner and scholar of history, he was a voracious reader and an eloquent writer. He was rarely seen without a book in hand, engrossed for hours on end. Those who knew him best will remember his gift for storytelling and larger than life personality. He loved the law, politics and the Democratic process. Above all, he loved his family and especially relished time spent with family and close friends enjoying lively conversation and debate on all manner of subjects. He lived a full life, at his own pace and purpose. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. 

Mass and memorial service will be conducted for Robert Cameron Hightower at the Immaculate Conception Church, 4511 Milam St, Liberty, Texas at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2019. A graveside service and committal will follow at Liberty Catholic Cemetery in Liberty. Immediately following all are invited to a reception at the Parish Hall at Immaculate Conception Church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Cameron’s memory to The Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Rd., Houston TX 77021 or charity of your choice.

Cox

Audrey Allene Alexander Cox, 95, passed away in Kingwood on October 13, 2019. 

Services for Mrs. Cox will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Schmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Avenue, Katy, TX 77493. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. The family will receive friends 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. before the service at Schmidt Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont, Texas.    

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Toler and Vicki Clayton and husband Graham; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; brother, W.E. “Gene” Alexander and brother-in-law, E.T. “Gene” Corder.  She was preceded in death by parents, Florence and Floyd Alexander; sister, Ruby Corder and husband of 72 years, Clodis Cox.

Audrey was a to-the-penny bookkeeper.  She worked with Clodis at M&M Air Service and Texas Rice Improvement Association, where she served as Secretary-Treasurer for more than 40 years.  They continued working together at Seaberg Rice Company in Dayton and Cox–Nelson Seed Company in Katy.

Dedicated Christians, she and Clodis were active in Churches of Christ in Beaumont, Dayton, Katy and Fulshear.  Audrey was the Candy Lady to generations of church kids.

Her life can be summed up in the following quote:  She “added to the sum of human joy and were every one to whom she did some loving service to bring a blossom to her grave, she would sleep tonight beneath a wilderness of flowers.” Robert Ingersol.

Spence

Wanda Ann Templeton Spence, 47, of Liberty passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  

Wanda was born December 29, 1971 in Tomball, Texas to parents, Gerald Lavon Templeton and Reba Katherine Campbell Templeton.

Graveside service for Wanda will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Hardin Chapel Cemetery in the Pavilion.  The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, November 21, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Wanda had lived most of her life in the Dayton and Liberty area.  She graduated from Dayton High School in 1989.  She had worked at J.J.’s Chevron, at Brown and Root, Coach USA and the city of Dayton volunteer EMS.  She loved her family but especially her great nephew and niece.

Wanda was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jearldene Campbell and Brandeaux “Bub” Campbell; her father, Gerald Templeton; and her sister, Lana Templeton.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her mother, Reba Templeton of Liberty; brother, Spencer Templeton and wife Rockie Templeton of Dayton; niece, Brittanee Templeton of Dayton; nephew, Bradley Templeton of Dayton; great nephew, Jose Hendrix of Dayton; aunt, Judy McWhorter of Liberty; Uncles, Mark Campbell and wife Terri of Dayton and Royce Kirkpatrick of Dayton; niece, Javalyn “Ava” Bolt of Liberty; and her adopted sister, Marjorie Bolt of Liberty.

Doucette

Dennis Ray Doucette, 66, of Saratoga, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019, at Kountze Nursing Center surrounded by his loving family.

Dennis was born on February 12, 1953, in Silsbee, TX to the late Herman Doucette and Sarah Lee Campbell. Dennis was a retired oil field worker. He proudly served his country in the US Navy. Dennis was a faithful servant at New Life Church in Batson, TX. He loved his children and Paw-Paw enjoyed his grandchildren. He was a friendly person who never met a stranger. In his early years, he loved to fish and was mechanically inclined. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents; son, Don Richard "Buckshot" Doucette; brother, Herman Bruce Doucette; sister, Violet Marie Doucette; and granddaughter, Caringtin Mosley.

Those left to honor his memory are his daughters, Ramona Payne and husband Justin of Lumberton, Leona Lindsey and husband Mark of Sour Lake; sisters, Judy Bourgeous and husband Burl of Waco TX, Mary L. Wicker and husband Ed of Nacogdoches, Barbara L. Campbell and husband Ben of Saratoga, and Pamela S. Doucette of Saratoga; grandchildren, Trystin Payne, Brett Payne, Kensie Doucette, Lance Mosley, Ailey Lindsey, and Coleman Lindsey; great-grandson, Westyn Price; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at New Life Church with Reverend Bill Campbell officiating, a private interment to follow. A gathering of Dennis' family and friends will also be on Sunday at New Life Church from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Honoring Dennis as pallbearers are Danny Smith, Brandon Campbell, Rodney Fregia, Michael Wicker, Nathan Wicker, and Coy Duty. Honorary pallbearers are Mark Lindsey and Justin Payne

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to New Life Church in Batson, TX.

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Fregia

John Wayne Fregia, 57, of Hull, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Kingwood Hospital in Kingwood, TX surrounded by his loving family.

John was born on April 27, 1962, in Liberty, TX to the late John L. Fregia and Nellie Mae Lee. John was a caring father. He enjoyed getting up early in the day to "go junkin". John never met a stranger and was known to give a helping hand or advice. He will be missed by all who knew him.

John is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger Dale Fregia; and sister, Ollie Hebert

Those left to cherish his memory are his dear wife, Genell Burr of Hull; sons, Christopher W. Fregia of Hull, and Jason D. Fregia of Hull; daughter, Danielle F. Fregia; brothers, Curtis Fregia and wife Cheryl of Hull, Kenneth Fregia and wife Tanya of Daisetta; sisters, Jane Blackwell and husband Richard of Houma, LA, Kathy Story of Houma, LA, Peggy Parker and husband James of Raywood, Margaret Leon and husband Roy of Raywood, and JoAnn Pavliska of Liberty; grandchildren, Cayden Izaguirre, and Bailey Fregia; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 12:00 p.m., at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Brother Robbie Jackson officiating, interment to follow at Oak Dale Cemetery in Hull, TX. A gathering of Mr. Fregia's family and friends will also be on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

Honoring Mr. Fregia as pallbearers are Ricky Moore, Richard Leon, Doug Leon, Randy Fregia, James Peak, Frankie Gaston, and Curt Fregia. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Fregia and Chris Davis.

To send flowers to the family of John Wayne Fregia, 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.

 

Gibson

Barbara Ann Gibson, 78, lifelong resident of Liberty County, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2019 at her home in Dayton, Texas,

surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 8, 1941 in Liberty, Texas to the late Emmitt C. and Fannie Lee Wade Carlton.

Barbara was dedicated to serving the Lord and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Dayton. She would volunteer her time at the church and she especially enjoyed helping with the Fall Festival. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Barbara pursued many interests, some of which included sewing, quilting and crocheting. She even made her daughter’s matching outfits when they were small children. Barbara’s favorite hobby of all was spending quality time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her beloved chihuahua “Baby”. She was an avid fan of the Houston Astros and her all time favorite players were Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio and Jose Altuve.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 36 years Floyd A. Smith, Jr.; her son Robert Earl Smith; and her sisters Emmerline Joiner and Dottie Sheffield. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memory, her husband Clyde Gibson of Dayton; her daughters Rennetta Foster and husband Michael of Conroe and Tina Kennedy and husband Carl of Dayton; her daughter-in-law Cheri Smith of Dayton; her grandchildren Kelli, Kimberly, Matthew, Ashley, Aaron, Ryan, Topanga, Michael, Kevin, Travis, Chyann and Stephanee; her numerous great-grandchildren; her brother Robert Carlton and wife Karen of Dayton; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2pm until 4pm on Saturday, November 16, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Sterling Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Blackburn officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

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

Fisher

Velma Irene (Buchanan) Fisher, age 95, of Liberty, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 10, 2016.

She was born on June 18, 1925 in Harwood, Texas to Floyd William Buchanan and Hattie Cain Buchanan. On December 5, 1941 she married Edwin Martin Fisher. She was a member of Heights Baptist Church in Liberty. Velma enjoyed cooking and visiting with her family and friends.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edwin M. Fisher; son Dana Lloyd and wife Loretta Jeanette Fisher; son Kenneth Martin and granddaughter Valerie Jeanette Fisher. She is survived by son Rocky Fisher of Beach City, Texas; daughter-in-law Ann Fisher of Dayton, Texas; grandson Howard Fisher of Deer Park, Texas granddaughter Ashli Fisher; great-grandsons William and Tony Fisher; great-granddaughters Addalyn Fisher and Marcelina Podkowinski and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Brian Wood, Brandon Wood, Skip Pillsbury, Patrick Anderson, Wayne Andrew, Bobby Faneros, Mark Sanders and Eric Evans.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm-8pm on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service with Pastor Tim Gruver of Heights Baptist Church officiating.
Condolences and memories can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Deckert

Mitchell Glenn Deckert, aged 63, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2019 at Hospice in The Pines in Lufkin, Texas.

Mitchell was born on September 30, 1956 to parents Joe E. Deckert and Joyce Ellen McCreight Deckert.

Mitchell loved the Dallas Cowboys, Elvis Presley and of course the Hull Daisetta Bobcats. He loved to sing, play his music box and enjoyed talking to everyone. Mitchell resided at Lufkin State Supported Living Center in Lufkin for fifty-five years before Jesus took him to heaven. We will miss him very much but being a Christian we know we will get to see him again.

Mitchell was preceded in death by his parents; Grandparents Charlie and Myrtle McCreight, Joe and Rissie Deckert. He is left to cherish his memory his sister Karen Gandy or Hull, TX; Brother Bevil Deckert and wife Diana of Port Neches, TX; nieces Heather Johnson of Alvin, TX, Felicia Scott & friend Rick of Hull, TX; Kara Metcalf & husband Jared of Pittsburg, PA; nephews Brandon Deckert & wife Crystal of Groves, Johnathon Deckert of Groves; Great Nephew Zachary Deckert of Groves; Great nieces Anistyn Deckert of Groves; Madalyn Metcalf of Pittsburg, PA; Avery June Metcalf of Pittsburg, PA and many other loving relatives and friends.

A special thank you to all the staff at Lufkin State Supported Living Center for all the years you have provided such wonderful care of our loving precious Mitchell.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10am at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

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

Myers

Lillian Ruth Myers, 86, of Sour Lake, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Lillian worked most of her life in the food service industry, owning and running several cafés and restaurants. She became a grandmother in 1975 and has been known as Memaw ever since. She was everyone’s Memaw. She was the most giving person who would rather go without for herself, just to see the joy on someone’s face when she gave a gift. The love for her family, especially her great-grandchildren was unmatched

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. with Reverend Joe Dougharty officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. Serving as pallbearers are Troy Gragg, Bill Gragg, Ralph Dougharty, Jimmy Marcantel, Gary West Jr. Chace Marcantel.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel. Lillian had lived in Beaumont most of her life before moving to Sour Lake and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oran Myers. Sisters, Mildred Gragg, Evelyn Dougharty, Martha Trumble.

Survivors are her daughter, Pat West and husband Gary of Batson. Grandchildren, Gary West Jr. and wife Renee of Mont-Belvieu, Kimberly Marcantel and husband Jimmy of Sour Lake; Latricia West of Sour Lake. Great Grandchildren, Chase, Ashley, Madelyn, Byron, and Landon.

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Price

William" Bill" Edgar Price Sr., 78, of Moss Hill, passed away on Wednesday, October 30,, 2019, in Moss Hill.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday November 2, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Moss Hill United Pentecostal Church with Reverend Michael Mahaney officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill, cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Monte Price, Garrett Price, Morgan Price, Preston Price, Lance LaNormand, Cade Ray. Honorary pallbearers are Cory Renau, Corey Nance, Matias McCloskey, Ty Price, Woofie Price, David Price II.

The family will be receiving friends also on Saturday November 2, 2019, starting at 11:00 A.M. until time of service at Moss Hill Pentecostal Church. A native of Pana, Illinois Bill had lived in Moss Hill, most of his life and was a retired truck driver with 50 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife Carol Ray Vanya; brothers, Ronnie Price, Richard Price, and Eugene Price and His parents, Uhl Price and Ima Jean Gass.

Survivors are his sons, William " Billy" Edgar Price Jr. and wife Kim of Baytown; David Wayne Price and wife Kim of Dallas; Jason Uhl Price and girlfriend Kellie of Cleveland; William Edgar Price III and wife B.J. of Batson; Mark Shirley and wife Scarlette of Moss Hill; James " Bubba" Shirley and wife Maria of Moss Hill. Daughter, Charlotte Price Barker and husband Raymond of Moss Hull. Brother, Jimmy Price and wife Theresa of Houston; sisters, Phyllis Price, Ula Price both of Illinois. Grandchildren, William " Woofie" Harland, Preston Price, Ty Price, Garrett Price, Morgan Price, Raynee Price, Josh Shirley, Austin Shirley, Candence Davis, Ashley Price Ballard, David Price II. Kensie Doucette, Kaylee Shirley, Adam Willis, Jesse Shirley, Brittany Shirley, Gracie Price, Monte Price, Kaylee Renau, Evan Barker, Stephanie McCloskey, Katelyn Barker, James Barker. Great grandchildren 30. 

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McCreight

Rex Allen McCreight of Liberty, passed away on Monday October 28, 2019, at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston. He was 62.

A native of Freeport, TX he had lived in Liberty, and had worked as a Safety Executive for Chevron. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall McCreight and Helen Compton.

He is survived by his wife, Priscilla McCreight of Moss Hill; sons, Luke McCreight of Austin; Marshall McCreight of Austin; step-son, Bradley Spaulding of Austin; step-daughter, McKaylie Pruitt of Austin; and brother, Stanley McCreight of Michigan.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Poole

Sidney Larue Poole, 76, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

He was born on January 4, 1943 in Livingston, Texas to Joe Poole and Lillian McPherson Poole. Sidney served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1970. He loved hunting, fishing, barbequeing, and boating. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and also riding around with his wife, Tresa and his dog, Lily. Sidney had a wonderful sense of humor and was very funny. He was an incredibly hard worker and provider for his family. Sidney will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lillian Poole; and in-laws, Eileen and Thomas Repp.

Sidney is survived by his beloved wife Tresa; children, Floyd Poole, Sonya Wingate, and Hollis Poole and wife Jessica; grandchildren, Pierce Poole, Preston Poole, Haylee Poole, John Moya, Micah Moya, Kaylee Santos, and Kenna Poole; sister, Katherine Ray and husband Danny; canine companion and driving around buddy, Lily; and a host of extended family and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be, Randy Heard, Anthony Poole, Scott Stiles, Bobby Mills, Marcus Rose, and Dennis Sammon.
Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 12:00pm on Friday, November 1, 2019, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. Funeral services will begin at 2:00pm. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Gallegos

Angel Gallegos, 24, of Dayton tragically passed away on October 28, 2019.

He was born September 3, 1995 in Mexico to parents, Pedro Torres and Maria Rosa Ramirez Gallegos.  

Service for Angel Gallegos will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton.  Burial will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.   Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.  

Angel had lived in Dayton for the past 13 year after moving from Devers.  He worked as an substation mechanic for JBT Electric.  Angel enjoyed music and trucks.  He was a huge Philadelphia Eagles football fan.  He also loved being with his family and friends. 

Angel was preceded in death by his father, Pedro Gallegos.  He is survived by his mother, Maria R. Ramirez Gallegos; his grandmother, Antonia Torres Gallegos; his brothers, Alvaro Gallegos, Pedro Gallegos, and Francisco Gallegos; his sisters, Maria Gallegos and Ana Gallegos; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Scarbrough

Britni Michelle Scarbrough, 26, of Dayton, left this earth on  Monday, October 28, 2019.

Britni was born December 1, 1992, in Baytown, Texas to parents Kirby Wagenseller and Sheryl Hohrine Wagenseller. 

Services for Britni will be 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Memorial Baptist Church North Campus, 14120 TX-146 in Mont Belvieu with Rev. Wes Hinote and Randy Piatt. 

Britni loved singing, music and kids. She loved to travel and wanted to make her roots in Colorado. She loved people and loved to laugh. She loved hard and was loved fiercely in return. She could come through the door like a hurricane. Britni was a life long resident of Dayton where she attended and graduated from Dayton High School.

Britni is survived by her husband, Seth Scarbrough; her parents, Kirby and Sheryl Wagenseller; her grandparents,  James and JoAnn Hohrine;  brothers, K.C. Wagenseller and Chase Wagenseller; also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends and relatives.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Old River Baptist Church, 12948 FM 1409, Dayton, Texas, 77535, to fund the Guatemala 2020 Mission Trip to Compassion International to love on kids from that area.

Broussard

On May 3, 1940, in Church Point Louisiana, the Lord blessed Aliday Sr. and Elda Semien with a beautiful baby girl whom they named Alice.

For many years, Alice worked in the Food Service Industry. She enjoyed love and laughter, family celebrations, washing clothes, drinking a cold beer, but most of all, Alice took the most joy in nurturing her grandchildren. Alice was also a master of cooking Creole and soul food. Alice married the love of her life, Daniel Broussard, on December 17, 1961, and to this glorious union there were three children: Scott Broussard, Melinda Broussard and Melissa Broussard.

She is preceded in death by her father, Aliday Semien, Sr., Mother, Elda Semien, Brothers, Allen Semien, Sr. , Warren Semien and Wallace Semien; Sisters: Mildred Semien, Mable Guillory, Mary Bush, Eva Trahan, Margaret Broussard and Rose Guillory.

She leaves to cherish her memory: son Scott Broussard, her daughters, Melinda Broussard (David), Melissa Broussard (Sydney), her sisters Elta Mouton, Cecelia Papillion (Silman), Joyce Semien, Aliday Semien, Jr. (Camelia). Six grandchildren, Kenisha King, Darrin Broussard (Ava), David Broussard (Abina), La Toya Broussard (Namon), Jerrod August(Maddie) and Allisin Broussard. Eight Great-grandchildren Niya Broussard, Karleon King, London Shaw, Gahnee Broussard, Joy Brown, Jaiden Brown, Paris Shaw, Jace Brown and a host of nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Friday, November 01, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  Ms. Broussard will lie-in-state Saturday, November 02, 2019 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church - Ames, from 9:30am – 11:00am, rosary starts at 10:00am and mass will began -11:00am.
Interment – Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames, Texas.

Hicks

Connie Muriel Hicks,70, of Daisetta passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019, at her residence.

Ms Connie was a retired insurance underwriter for over 40 years. A long time resident of China, she was very active at First Baptist Church of China. Ms Connie loved to travel. Her journeys took her all over the US, Canada, Mexico and Alaska. Ms Connie was a devoted mother to her children and the best nanny to her grandchildren. Truly a faithful servant that will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Ms Connie is preceded in death by her father, Albert Jack Johnson and loving husband of 22 years, Maxie Hicks.

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Lillie Muriel Johnson of Hull; son, David Hicks of Lumberton; daughter, Michelle Cooper and husband Josh of China; sister, Terri Flowers of Tarkington; brothers, Al Johnson of Batson, Curtis Johnson and wife Cathy of Daisetta; grandchildren, Aaron Jernigan, Abby Hicks, Joshua Cooper, Kylie Cooper; great granddaughter, Harper Landry, numerous nieces, nephews, family and a host of friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Hull, 7207 FM 834, Hull, TX with Reverend Paul Fregia and Reverend Ben Taylor co-officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. A gathering of family and friends will be Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E Batson Tx 77519.

Honoring Ms Connie as pallbearers are Jeremy Johnson, Jerod "Buck" Johnson, Curt Johnson, James Dean Moore, Aaron Jernigan and Joshua Cooper.
To send flowers to the family of Connie Muriel Hicks, please visit  Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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Headrick

Jimmy Ray Headrick, 77 of Dayton died October 27, 2019. 

He was born May 12, 1942 in Sevierville, Tennessee to parents, Willie Ray and Jannie Juanita Headrick.

Service for Mr. Headrick will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 1, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  The family will receive friends 9:00 a.m. until service time at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Headrick has lived in Dayton for the last 35 years after living in Tennessee, New Mexico, and the Orange/Port Arthur area.  He worked as a mechanic and was a ham radio and cb radio operator.  

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bobby Johnson.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Headrick of Baytown; his children, Jessie Slaughter, James Dale Headrick and wife Judy, Janelle Shipman, John Headrick and wife Nan, Joy Scruggs, Chris Robinson and wife Penny, Nashanda Crockett and husband James and Amber Headrick; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Glenda McDonald and husband Jerry; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tousha

Chester Ottis Tousha Sr., 80, of Hull, TX. passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center in Liberty.

Mr. Tousha was born on August 6, 1939, to CB and Frances Tousha in Liberty. He married Doris Tousha on February 27, 1957, in La Porte, TX. Mr. Tousha lived his life in Hull, TX and was a loving and devoted father. He was a member of Hardin Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his brothers; Frank Tousha, Tommy Tousha, and Harold Tousha.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Doris Marie Tousha of Hull; son, Greg and wife Kindra Tousha of Liberty, and Chester and wife Tammy Tousha of Batson; daughter, Donna and husband Trent Whitehead of Beaumont; brother, Jack and wife Ima Smalley of Hull; grandchildren, Beth Treadway and husband Joey of Houston, Colton Wallace of Beaumont, Matthew Wallace of Beaumont, Jordan and wife Jackie Wallace of Beaumont, Chloe and husband Jesse Rose of Clovis, New Mexico, Josh Tousha and fiance' Laura Newmann of Lufkin, Che' Tousha of Batson, Kursten Tousha of Huntsville, Kaden Vance of Liberty, and Georgia Vance of Liberty.; great-grandchildren, Tex and Duke Treadway of Houston. Mr. Tousha had numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of extended loving family and friends.

A gathering of Mr. Tousha's family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle Ministries in Batson on Sunday, October 27, 2019. A service of remembrance will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2019, at Calvary Tabernacle Ministries in Batson with Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth officiating, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

To send flowers to the family of Chester Ottis Tousha, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Carcini

Javier Carcini, 59, of Dayton died Friday, October 25, 2019 in Kingwood, Texas. 

Javier was born August 21, 1960 in Matamoros, Mexico to parents Cesar Carcini and Maria Garcia Olvera.  

Service for Mr. Carcini will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.  Burial will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 28, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Visitation will also be 8:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at Pace-Stancil. 

Javier had lived in Dayton for the past six years after moving from Houston.  He loved singing and playing music at church. He loved his family and being with them. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tabo Carcini.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rosa Rosas Carcini ; his daughters and sons, Lizeth Llanas and Edgardo, Flora Carcini and Cesar Chan, Jesus Carcini and Maura Gomez, Asuesna Carcini and Cesar Liva, Bernardo Carcini and Autumn Carcini, Luis Alfredo Carcini and Minerva Carcini, Luis Carols Carcini and Ruby Carcina,  26 grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Griselda Carcini, Tony Carcini, Cesar Carcini, and Silvia Carcini; in-laws, Victoria Rosas , Juan Rosas, Lorenzo Rosas, Blanca Rosas, Adela Rosas, Beto Rosas, and Rolando Rosas.

Minter

Ross Edward Minter, aged 66, of Liberty, Texas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 24, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 17, 1953 in Liberty to parents Edward Lee Minter, Jr. and Mary Louise Horner Minter.

Ross worked in the automobile business at Johnson-Minter Motor Company, Burnham Chevrolet, BJ Ford, and Tower Autoplex for a combined forty-two years. He was a Godly man, having received Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age. He lived his faith, loved people and especially had a passion for teaching young people. He made friends wherever he went.

Ross enjoyed music, cooking, fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents and sister Cheryl Rhea Minter. He leaves behind to cherish his memory wife Kathy Minter of Liberty, Texas; Son Cullen Minter and wife Alicia of Woodworth, Louisiana; Daughter Christi Minter Konze and husband Matthew of Houston, Texas; Grandchildren Luke Edward Minter, Cora Lynn Minter and Jocelyn Konze. He also leaves behind many other loving relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10am at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty. A reception will immediately follow at Liberty City Park.

In lieu of flowers, the Minter family requested that donations be made in Ross’s honor to the Coach Bill Pickens Memorial Scholarship.  Donations may be made via PayPal Libertytxathleticboosterclub@gmail.com as well as checks may be mailed to Liberty Athletic Booster Club, P.O. Box 862 Liberty, Texas 77575.

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

Pierson

Michelle Diane Pierson, 38, of Hankamer, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at her home.

She was born on December 1, 1980 in Beaumont, Texas to Terry Sue Williams Jennings and Donald Charles Pierson. Michelle graduated from Silsbee High School in 1999 and attended college at Lamar University. She worked in administration for the health care industry for many years.

Michelle was a Houston Astros fan, a die-hard Harrison Ford and Star Wars fanatic, she even owned a life size Han Solo cutout. She pursued many hobbies, some of which included reading, making jewelry and sewing. Michelle would sew her fiancé Shane’s patches on his jackets and was talented enough at it to make her own curtains. She also adored all animals, especially her own and would often take in strays from the streets to nurture and love.

Michelle was a very social and outgoing woman. She was loud, spontaneous and goofy with a laugh and smile that was infectious. It was hard not to be captivated by her personality. Michelle was a loving daughter, fiancé, sister and friend to many who will be missed beyond measure.

Michelle was preceded in death by her father; and her maternal grandmother Beverly Williams whom she was very close to. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her fiancé Shane Stark of Hankamer; her stepson Dylan Stark of Atlanta; her parents Terry and William Jennings of Lumberton; her siblings Melissa Geiger and husband Nate of Vidor and Jason Pierson and wife Stephanie of Lufkin; her step-siblings Darrell Gordon and wife Angel, Letisha Eason and husband Vigle, April Gore, Caroline Elliott and husband Derrick, Brian Jennings and wife Kim, Nathan Jennings and wife Laurie, Timothy Jennings and wife Nicole, Elizabeth Leavitt and husband Trent and Ben Jennings; her stepmother Lisa Pierson of Silsbee; her nieces and nephews Ada, Adrian and Austin Pierson, Maribelle and Zoë Geiger, Blake David and multiple other nieces and nephews; and a host of loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 2pm on Sunday, November 3, 2019, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A Celebration of Michelle’s Life will follow the visitation at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michelle’s honor to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by visiting www.jdrf.org

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

Ousley

Kenneth Earl Ousley age 87, passed away, Thursday October 24, 2019 surrounded by his loving family in Baytown.

Kenneth was born October 10, 1932 in Devers, Texas the son of the late Wallace Young Ousley and Mattie Bell Moore. Kenneth enjoyed fishing, hunting, and woodworking. After attending Dayton High School, he went on to work and retire from the Oilfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lois Ousley, daughter Becky Ousley, grandmother Marcellet Gilmore, and his grandfather Earl Gilmore. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter Pat Bagwell, son-in-law Tim Bagwell, granddaughter Amy Wiggins, and a grandson Josh Wiggins. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Funeral services will be private. Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

 

Donahoe

Ural was born February 1, 1928 and passed away peacefully on October 17, 2019.

 

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jean LeMond Donahoe; his daughter Nancy – husband David and their daughter Cecily; his son Marvin (aka Bobby) – wife Alisha.  Bobby’s son Jason and his sons Santiago and Kingston; his son Tyrone (aka Ty) and Ty’s daughters Jacquelyn and Lauren; his daughter Gena, her son Jeremy and his son Nasir; her son Jarrett, wife Nancy and their daughter Chelsea; his daughter Terri and her daughters Kharighan and Dharian; his brother Franklin Donahoe and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Zachary; his parents Willie and Nancy Thornton Donahoe; his sister Juanita and brothers, James, Lawrence, Melvin, Earl, Willie Jr., an infant girl and toddler boy.

Ural grew up in his beloved and beautiful Coldspring Texas at a time when life was not easy.  Affectionately known as U.L., his parents stressed the value of a strong belief in God, family, education, hard work and the importance home ownership.  These bits of wisdom were evident throughout his entire life.  He converted to Catholicism to marry his wife and remained a devout Catholic until he took his last breath.  He worked hard to provide a Catholic School education for his children and spent many hours volunteering and fundraising for St. Francis of Assisi Church and School.   Ural joined the Air Force in 1952 for 9 years in both active and inactive duty.  He completed 3 years of college while in the Air Force and raising a family.   He became a US Postal employee soon after he left the Air Force until his retirement.   A hard worker, he worked 2, sometimes 3 jobs to support his family. As with many people from his generation he made huge sacrifices for his family and country. He absolutely loved the Christmas holidays, especially Christmas music and sweet potato pie and enjoyed listening to Christmas music as recently as the day before he left us.

Daddy, although you lived to be 91 years of age, it is so difficult to say goodbye…

A visitation will be held Friday, October 25, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.  Mr. Donahoe will lie-in-state Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – 5102 Dabney St. Houston, Tx.  from 9:00am – 10:00am, mass will began -10:00am.

Interment – Monday, Houston National Cemetery.

Walters

Cleveland F. Walters Sr. born, April 16, 1925, a life-long resident of Ames, Texas and a historic cowboy figure passed away October 20, 2019.

He leaves behind a legacy that includes documentaries by National Geographic and the British Broadcast News (BBC News), induction into the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Hall of Fame, having the City of Ames dedicate a street in his name, and many others

A visitation will be held Friday, October 25, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.  There will be a “Meet and Greet Friends and other Family” at Our Mother oMercy Catholic Church, Ames on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Mr. Walters will lie-in-state Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church - Ames, from 9:00am – 11:00am, rosary starts at 10:00am and mass will began -11:00am.

Interment – Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames, Texas.

Hatcher

Anita Jeanette Hatcher, 85, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Grannie was born on January 5, 1934, in Old River Winfree, Tx to Ellis Willard Reeves and Willie Mae Dugat. She was a long- time member of Dayton FirstAssembly of God church. Grannie's passion was to love her family unconditionally. She loved cooking for her family and friends. Her yearly camping trips with her grandchildren will be memories that will be cherished. In her private moments, she enjoyed reading and gardening. Grannie will be truly missed by all who loved her. Her legacy will continue on with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Grannie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Weldon B. Hatcher; daughter, Terrie L. Gutierrez; sister, Joann Thorton; grandson, Christopher J. Fregia and great- grandson, Austin T. Gilley.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, William D. Gilley and wife Cora Ann of Liberty, Bobby Wayne Hancock of Dayton; daughter, Belinda Glover of Dayton; brothers, Jerrel D. Reeves and wife Martha of Dayton, Don W. Reeves and wife Jenny of Dayton; sisters, Janice Barton of Old River Winfree, Willa Dean Parker of Georgia, Jacquline Reeves of Dayton, Theresa Davis of Jasper; grandchildren, Johnny R. Vestal Jr, Amy J. Lusk, Joanna Gilley, William (Bud) Gilley, Lawrence (Bull) Gilley, Whitney Gutierrez, several great- grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, family and a host of friends.

A graveside service of remembrance will be held Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Reeves Cemetery, Old River Winfree, Tx.with Reverend Richard Cope officiating. 

Honoring Grannie as pallbearers are Woody Lusk, Jeremy Bushnell, Johnny Vestal Jr, Johnny Vestal III, Justin Vestal, and Charlie Reeves. Honorary pallbearer, Bobby Hancock.


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.

 

Brookshire

Mr. Ray Brookshire, 81, of Liberty, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Brookshire was born July 11, 1938, in Manning TX to the late Paul Brookshire and Elizabeth Wallace. Mr. Brookshire was a retired electrical construction supervisor for varies companies throughout his career. He was a devoted patriot serving his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors. He was blessed with the talent of building whatever he put his mind to. At his leisure, you would find him watching western movies, especially those with John Wayne. Grandpa's joy was his grandchildren. He was a faithful servant as a member of Line Camp Cowboy Church and will be truly missed by all who loved him.

r. Brookshire is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Pauline Bennett


Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 59 years, Carolyn Sue Brookshire; daughters, Brenda K. Long and husband John of Houston, Kim Brightwell of Liberty; sister, Doris Rodgers of Lufkin; sister-in-law, Doris Ann Rodgers; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Joey Steptoe, and Billy and Donna Steptoe; grandchildren, Crystal Alford, Bryan Long, Jonathan Long, Jacey Brightwell, Jimmy Lee Brightwell, Breanna Nichols; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Cody, Alexis, Logan, Georgia, Joshua, Leah, Jayden and Kace also other families members and host of friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E Batson, Texas 77519. A memorial service of remembrance will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Harlen Strothers officiating.


Cremation 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.

Fontenot

Larry Lee Fontenot, 54, of Liberty, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019, at Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown, TX.

He was born February 4, 1965, in Liberty, to Elder Lee Fontenot and Dania Hanks. 

Larry was a native and life long residence of Liberty and was a rice farmer.


He is preceded in death by his parents, and  step-mother, Norma Fontenot. Brothers, Steven Fontenot, Edward Fontenot, and Terry Fontenot, and grandparents, Tom and Zelma Fontenot.

Those left to cherish his memory are his aunt, Dorothy Fregia of Liberty, cousins, Carolyn Hilton  of Saratoga, and Brenda Carr of Daisetta. Step-brother, Gerald Lynn Wilkerson Jr. of Frederick, MD and numerous aunts, uncles, and a host of loving family and friends.


Cremation 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.

Copeland

William Henry Copeland, 80, of Sour Lake, gained his heavenly wings on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at his residence with his loving family by his side. 

William was born in Huntsville, Texas on July 26, 1939, to Gerald Copeland and Ula Mae. He grew up in Huntsville, Texas and joined the Marines and proudly served his country for four years where he was rifle marksman and received a medal for it in 1959. He then moved to Sour Lake in 1966 and worked for Radley Oil field for over 40 years and retired from there in 2015. William was a part of the Sour Lake Division of the American Legion for 15 years.


William is preceded in death by his mother and father, Ula Mae and Gerald Copeland and sisters, Judy Johnstone and Joyce Copeland.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Becky Copeland, 5 daughters, Joanna and husband Craig Brocato, Renee and husband David Laird, Lind Lewis, Regina Copeland and Katrina Copeland. William also had 13 grand kids and 7 great grandkids.


A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 10:00a.m. until 12: 00 p.m. at Growing in Christ's Images Church 375 W Barfield St. Sour Lake, Texas 77659. A service of remembrance will follow at 12: 00 p.m.

Hoor William as pallbearers are Cody Laird, Ayden Welch, Austin Welch, Justin Stratton, Brandon Thomas, and Blake Thomas. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Meaux, Roy Harmon, Rob Haley, Jason Janise, Pete Hebert, David Laird, Craig Brocato, Danny Reid, and Shahid Mahmood.

Cremation 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.

Kirkland

Robert Allen Kirkland, 66, of  Votaw, was called to his eternal resting place on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

He entered this world on February 14, 1953, in Kountze, TX. He was  born to  Calvin Curtis Kirkland and Easter Bernice Knight and had lived in Votaw most of his life and was a logger.

He is survived by his wife, of 38 years Gayla Creel Kirkland of Votaw. Sons, Curtis Allan Kirkland of Cleveland; Robert Lane Kirkland of Votaw. Daughters, Marcie Buxton of Cleveland; Amanda Renee Kirkland of Votaw and  brother, Calvin Kirkland of Votaw. Grandchildren: 9.


A sevice of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 3:00 P.M. at Encounter Church of  Votaw with Reverend Bill Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Votaw cemetery.

Those honoring Robert as pallbearers are Randy Kelley, Brian Wiggins, Bill Jones, Don Kelley, Kevin Kirkland, Chris Mefferd. Honorary pallbearers are Timmy Creel, and Randon Kelley Gavin Ray Kirkland, Chaun Robert Aisenbrey.


There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 12:00 P.M. until time of service at Encounter Church.

obert will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him vey much..


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.

Wilkinson

Mary Hattie Smesny Wilkinson, 89 of Dayton passed away October 22, 2019 in Baytown, Texas. 

 Mrs. Wilkinson was born October 11, 1930 in Dayton, Texas to parents, Teodor and Marie Cervenka Smesny.

Services for Mrs. Wilkinson will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 25, 2019.  Interment will follow at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Eastgate.  Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m.    Serving as pallbearers will be Wyatt Wilkinson, Brody Hinton, Tyler Hinton, Justin Lee, Douglas Hinton, and Winston Sizemore.  Honorary pallbearers will be William Warnke and Mark May.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Eastgate Dayton area.  She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and the KJZT Society at St. Anne’s.  She loved being with her family and friends but especially loved her grandchildren.  

Mrs. Wilkinson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Darrell Wilkinson; brothers, Raymond Smesny and  Joe Smesny and sister, Betty Fielder.  She is survived by her son, David Wilkinson and wife Melissa of Crosby; daughter, Debbie Hinton and husband Paul of Dayton; grandchildren, Stacey Hinton, Brody Hinton and wife Jennifer, Amy Wilkinson Lee and husband Justin, Tyler Hinton, and Wyatt Wilkinson; great grandchildren, Zander Hinton, Brynn Hinton, Sydney Underwood and Reagan Lee ; brothers, Antone Smesny of Dayton, Robert Smesny and wife Malba of Crosby; sister, Georgia May and husband Van of Crosby; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Mason

Lily May Mason passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 20, 2019 at the age of 96.

She was born on September 17, 1923 in Bristol England to parents Rose and George Fennell.

During World War II she was swept (quite literally) off her bicycle by a handsome American GI by the name of Leonard Mason. They were married a full three weeks after the war ended on September 25, 1945. She came to join the love of her life back in his home town of Liberty, TX, in May of 1946 in a harrowing journey that included planes, trains, and automobiles all while 7 months pregnant with their first daughter!

Although she came to enjoy being a Texan, she never forgot her home town, and was often heard to say “oh, it reminds me of England.” She loved gardening, and most especially roses -- they were so much a part of who she was, she even smelled like one.

Leonard entered eternal life in February of 1994, with special instructions to his brother William “Bill” Mason to look after his Lily after he was gone. Bill and his wife Linda took that request to heart and included her in their family.

Lily is survived by her brother Frank Fennell and sister Margaret Smith, in Bristol, England, as well as her two daughters Linda and Elizabeth and three grandchildren Mason, Danielle, and Chardonnay (all Texans). She is also survived by great-granddaughter Riley Elizabeth Sweeney. Her family will miss her dearly, but they are comforted to know she has been reuinted with Leonard who was waiting for her with a bouquet of roses, ready to take his “Dollbaby” home.
Services will be held at Allsion Funeral Home in Liberty, Texas on Friday October 25, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Lily by donating to the Alzheimer’s Association (https://www.alz.org/)

Haberle

Thomas J. “Tommy” Haberle Jr. – passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of October 21, 2019.

Tommy was born in Liberty, Texas on June 14, 1940. He attended Hardin and Liberty schools, graduating in the class of 1958. At the age of fifteen, Tommy began working at PESCO the family business with his father who started the company in 1955. When Tommy’s father died in 1979, he took over the business and is still the owner and president. Tommy loved to shoot and do anything outdoors. He spent many happy weekends in Hebronville at the Garza lease for over forty years. He liked to shoot dove, quail, and anything else that got in his way. He had numerous hunting dogs by his side who were his retrievers.

About twenty years ago Tommy started shooting sporting clays competitively. Many weekends were spent all over Texas and the U.S. at these tournaments where he won many awards. To know Tommy was to love him. He never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back. Tommy was an active member of the FUMC of Liberty for over sixty years as well as the Men’s Bible Class. He was a member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge No. 48 AF & AM. As well as a Shriner and Scottish Rite member. He enjoyed going to the Petroleum Club and the Houstonian with family and friends. He will miss his many shooting buddies he spent weekends with.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents Thomas J. Haberle Sr. and Martha Bailey Haberle. He is survived by his wife Suzanne Haberle; sons Trey Haberle and Rob Haberle (Dena); daughters Laura Allen (Trey) and Hannah Thornton (Travis); Step-daughter Julie Fairchild; siblings Patti Norwood (Edgar) and Julie Moss (David). In addition he leaves his grandchildren: Matthew; Patti Hudson; Aidan; Nathaniel; Audrey; and Samuel. Great grandchildren: Christian; Colton; and Haley as well as a special friends Juan Barrientas.

Visitation for Tommy will be held Thursday October 24, 2019 from 5-7PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A memorial service will be held 11AM Friday, October 25, 2019, at First United Methodist Church of Liberty. Burial services will be private.

To share memories and condolences please visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Limon

Eleazar  Escobar Limon, 46, of Dayton passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 after a tragic accident.

She was born March 14, 1973 in Mexico to parents, Ignacio Angel Escobar and Natividad Garcia Escobar.

Service for Eleazar will be 11:00 a.m.., Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery in Eastgate.  Visitation for Mrs. Limon will be 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2019 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Pace-Stancil.

Eleazar had lived in Dayton for the past nine years and had been a long-time resident of Hardin.  Her family was very important to her and she was a devoted mother.  Elia loved to cook and help others.  She would cook extra food for everyone to take home, but her missing Tupperware was a sore subject with her.  She enjoyed the outside with her plants and flowers and loved the ranch.  She was a member of the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.

Eleazar was preceded in death by her grandparents and her grandchild Adrian Ray Collins.  She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Lorenzo Limon; her parents, Ignacio and Natividad Escobar; sons, Joshua Collins and wife Whitney York and Steven Collins; brothers, Filiberto Escobar and wife Ana, Angel Escobar and wife Griselda, and Gustavo Escobar; sisters, Maria Luisa Escobar, Margarita Netro and husband Benito and Marina Garcia and husband I Lde Lfonso; nieces and nephews, Yessenia Almendarez, Sandra Almendarez, Victor Escobar, Edgar Garcia, Tony Almendarez, Jessica Garcia, Miguel Escobar, Cynthia Escobar, Elizabeth Escobar, Jackelyne Escobar, Daniela Escobar, Christopher Escobar, and Lizabeth Escobar; also numerous other relatives and friends.

Pace-Stancil Funeral Home1304 N.Cleveland, Dayton, TX 77535Ofc:  936-258-5300Fax:  936-258-5653www.pacestancil.com

Daniel

Geraline Thibodeaux Daniel “Aunt Mutsy” was born to Lenora Thibodeaux and Claude Thibodeaux. 

She was baptized at an early age at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church Ames, Texas. Later she became a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Raywood, Texas, where she was a devoted member and remained a faithful until her health began to fail her. 

She began her education at Carter G. Woodson Elementary and graduated from Carter G. Woodson High School - Raywood, Texas.
She attended college at Prairie View A & M University, where she received her teaching degree.  She was an Alumni member and enjoyed going every year for home coming games!
Geraline was a teacher at Liberty Independent School District for 41 years until her retirement. Geraline was a teacher at heart, where every child she taught was cherished as her own.
She met the man of her dreams, Jerome Daniel; they enjoyed 38 wonderful years together.

Geraline was a devoted member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling to the Knight and Ladies of St. Peter conventions from state to state. Both she and her husband enjoyed working for the church preparing meals in the kitchen for various functions.  They both loved zydeco music.

Geraline was known by everyone as “Mutsy”.  Everyone enjoyed the taste of her peanut butter and you were blessed if you received one of her buttery pound cakes.She thoroughly enjoyed taking her family on road trips like the Indian Reservation and other places.

If you truly knew “Aunt Mutsy” you would know she enjoyed putting you in your place and then laughing about it.
“Aunt Mutsy” loved all her nephews and their children; thank God for their devotion and love for her.
“Aunt Mutsy” also started the rosary group that went from house to house once a week; over a period of time, this group and along with other church members from Sacred Heart – Raywood, spread the ministry to the nursing home in Liberty.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Lenora Thibodeaux, her husband, Jerome Daniel, brothers: Eugene Thibodeaux Sr., nephew, Tony Thibodeaux, and great-nephew, Ricky Thibodeaux Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memories her sister-in-law, Augustine Thibodeaux “Gal”, nephews, Danny (Bernita), Ricky (Helen), Eugene Jr. (Brendetta), Leslie (Lynn), and Paul (Tina), along with a host of great nephews and nieces, other relatives, and a great friend “Monsignor Roland Wells”.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  Geraline will lie-in-state on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3730 FM 160, Raywood. Tx. from 9:00am to 11:00am; Rosary will be at 10:00am, Mass will follow - 11:00am.
Interment – Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery – Ames, Texas

 

Fontenot

Norma Gean Fontenot, age 70, gained her angel wings on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Heritage Villa in Dayton, Texas.

She was born on March 13, 1949 to Tennie Dagle and Betty Ellen Fregia Dagle in Daisetta, Texas.

Norma was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed life and loved music. Especially gospel and country music. Norma loved to play cards and bingo. She also liked to play on her iPad. She was a playful person with a friendly personality. Norma had an infectious, beautiful smile and sweet compassionate soul. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elder Lee Fontenot; sons Steven Lee Fontenot, Terry Lynn Fontenot and Edward Burt Fontenot; stepson Larry Lee Fontenot; brothers Wilson, James, Eule Dagle and Velia Whitmire; sisters Rose Etta Proctor, Barbara Ballard, Betty Joyce and Mary Christine Dagle. She leaves behind to cherish her memory sister Ellen Gaston and husband James; brother Tennie Dagle and wife Ella.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 5-8pm in the chapel of Allison Funeral Services, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral services will be held the following day, October 23, 2019 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Services with Reverend James Simmons officiating. A private burial will follow at Monroe-Fregia Cemetery in Liberty.

Condolences and memories can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservices.com

Dockery

Runnie “Mae” Dockery, 93, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 in Dayton.

She was born on January 14, 1926 in North Zulch, Texas to the late John B. and Emma Ayers Windham.

Mae and her family moved to the Dayton area in 1976 after residing in Highlands since 1961. She and her husband J.W. were members of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cleveland for many years. Mae was dedicated to her faith in the Lord. She always looked forward to attending church, where she was also a Sunday school teacher for many years. Mae pursued many interests, some of which included a passion of gardening and fishing.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband J.W. Dockery of Dayton; her sons Rodney Dockery and wife Helen of Dayton and Joe Williams and wife Johnnie Mae of Highlands; her grandchildren Carolyn Mae Dockery, Brendy Williams and Brian Williams; her great-grandchildren Madisen, Blayne, Easton, Brylan, Cross and Lucyana; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 10am on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will follow at 11am with Bro. David Moore officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park on SH 146 in Dayton.

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

Brown

Walter Clifford Brown, 54, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Old River-Winfree.

He was born on February 13, 1965 in Houston, Texas to the late Charles and Betty Garner Brown. Cliff was a resident of Dayton area since 1996.

Cliff was a member of Old River Assembly of God where he enjoyed volunteering his time with their Food Pantry. He began his walk and relationship with Jesus and was baptized on March 29, 2015 at the church.

Cliff pursued many hobbies, some of which included country western dancing, taking casino trips with his mom, and playing slots on his phone. He liked to spend his free time fishing on the Trinity River. Cliff was a devoted family man who loved nothing more than spending time with his family and his grandchildren. He was also very close to his siblings and loved them unconditionally. Cliff was a jokester who was funny and goofy, he enjoyed entertaining and making others smile. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Cliff was preceded in death by parents; his brother Delbert L. Brown; and his brother-in-law Glenn Hogan. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, the love of his life, Barbara L. Brumfield Brown; his children Jason Keaton of Houston, Brittany N. Brown and fiancé Brad Stevens, Jr. of New Caney, Colton R. Brown, Quintin L. Brown both of Dayton and Jenna L. Brown Bonsall and husband Stephen of Old River-Winfree; his siblings Jo Brown Hogan, Billy Brown and wife Debra Calhoun Brown, Barbara Brown Dockery and Chuck Brown; his aunt Edna and Chuck Hanley; his grandchildren Lillianna, Kaylie, Aryanna and Paisleigh McCormick, Mackenzie Stevens, Josiah Reed, Owen Keaton, Hazel and Jayden Bonsall, and Crystal and Brad Stevens, III; his numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of Cliff’s life will be held at 10am on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Old River Assembly of God with Pastor Dave McLennan officiating.

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

Taken from this earth way too soon, the inseparable father and son, Skipper and Chris Wells, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Dayton, Texas.

Odell “Skipper” Wells, Jr. was born on July 23, 1976 in Galveston, Texas to Scharla Jones and Odell Wells, Sr. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and brother. Skipper and his wife Shawnda Bell had a son, Christopher Allen Wells who was born on July 24, 1999 in Baytown, Texas.

The father and son were the best of friends and were always enjoying life together; whether they were working on jobs or just enjoying each other’s company. Skipper and Chris were avid outdoorsmen and both loved fishing, hunting and camping. The two enjoyed sitting around campfires and fishing along the Trinity River while running trotlines. They also loved nothing more than spending quality time with the family.

Skipper taught Chris the importance of being a hard worker. He would always help his dad at LT’s Garbage Service with the maintenance and cleaning of the vehicles. Skipper and Chris took pride in working and providing support to their families.

Both men had a big heart, were very caring and giving. Chris was funny and had a smile that could light up a room. Skipper was the perfect role model that molded Chris into the man had become. They were genuine and kind and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved them.

Skipper was preceded in death by his mother; his grandparents Joann Bailey and Bill Jones; his cousin Quentin Jones; his aunt Becky Thibadoux; and his uncle Robert Seimen. Chris was preceded in death by his father; his grandmother Scharla Wells; his great-grandparents Billy and Glenn Kimbrell; and his uncle Quentin Jones. Skipper and Chris leave behind to cherish their memory, wife/mother Shawnda Bell; daughter/sister Cassandra Wells; sons/brothers Travis Wells and Tyler Holloway; grandson/nephew Tristin Cook; and granddaughter/niece Kylee Cook. Chris is also survived by his fiancé Elizabeth Bentley; his grandparents Odell Wells, Sr., Ginger Bell, and James Thomas. Skipper is also survived by his father; his siblings Stacy Bergeron and Justin Wells. Both leave behind numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 12pm on Friday, October 25, 2019 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A celebration of life honoring Skipper and Chris will follow at 2pm.

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

Houghton

Mitchell Donall Houghton, 62, of Kountze, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019, at Kountze Nursing Center in Kountze, TX.

Mitchell was born March 17, 1957, in Baytown to Jack Donall Houghton and Johnie Frances Shelton. Mitchell was a good-hearted man who became a servant to those who changed his life at Kountze Nursing Center.

Mitchell is preceded in death by his father, Jack Donall Houghton.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his loving mother, Johnie F. Houghton of Saratoga; brother, Teryl K. Houghton and wife Cheryl of Baytown; sister, Vickie Tschappatt and husband Jeff of LaPorte; 2 children; 6 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and a host of family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Mitchell's family and friends will be Thursday, October 17, 2019, beginning at 12:00 p.m. until time of service, also at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

To send flowers to the family of Mitchell D. Houghton, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

"Earning your trust one family at a time"
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Stallard

Charles Edward Stallard of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday October 8, 2019, at HCA Houston Health Care of Kingwood.

He was 68. A native of Bristol, Virginia he had lived in Liberty, and was a sand blaster and painter.

Charles proudly served his country and was U.S Army  veteran. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Sue Criss. Survivors are his son, Shane Stallard of Havrede, Maryland and brother, Larry Stallard of Port Neches.

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

To send flowers to the family of Charles Edward Stallard, please visit Tribute Store.

"Earning your trust one family at a time"
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Stanley

Orvil Stanley, 83, of Sour Lake, passed away Monday, October 7, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont surrounded by his family.

He was born July 18, 1936, to Gus Stanley and Dora Kingrey in Stark, LA. Orvil was a USMC veteran, serving during the Korean conflict. For many years he operated his own landscaping business. He was most proud of being a Bus driver for the special needs children of Hardin/ Jefferson. He enjoyed fishing and those occasional Casino trips. Paw paw was a prankster and a jokester with his grand kids. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Orvil is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, JD Stanley and John Wesley Stanley

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 30 years, Mary Helen Stanley of Sour Lake; sons, Orvil Dale Stanley and wife Cheryl of Dallas, Gary Lynn Stanley and wife Mary of Joaquin, Randy B. Stanley and wife Sandra Bruner of Houston, Tony Cervantes and wife Diane of Lumberton, Paul Anthony Cervantes and wife Sherri of Baton Rouge; daughters, Patricia Ann West and husband Dean of Lake Charles, Christie Blalock and husband Dennis of Baton Rouge, Judy Ann Scritchfield and husband David of Port Neches; sisters, Irene Perkins of Dequincy, LA., Asolete Burnette of Dequincy, LA.; 17 grand children, 15 great grand children many loving family and a hosts of friends.

A service of remembrance will be Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E. Batson, TX. 77519 with Rev. Roy Hoosier and Rev. Wesley Stanley co officiating. A gathering of Orvil's family and friends will be Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith & Family. Burial at Rosedale cemetery in Sour Lake TX.

Honoring Orvil as pallbearers are, Joseph Blalock, Brian Domino, Dean West, Bradley Stanley, Timothy Cervantes and Austen Domino. Honorary pallbearers are Josh Stanley and Justin Mumford (Stanley).

To send flowers to the family of Orvil Stanley, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

"Earning your trust one family at a time"
   40847 Hwy 105 E / P.O. Box 220             Batson, TX 77519(936) 262-2100     (936) 336-2222

 
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