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Votaw

Willis Lee Votaw, 88, of Dayton passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Liberty.

Willis was born May 17, 1930 in Dayton to parents, Jake and Gertrude Greer Votaw.

Graveside services for Willis will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2018 at French Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Mr. Votaw had lived in Kenefick for about 30 years and had previously lived in Hardin. He had been employed by the county.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, James J. Votaw and Harold L. Votaw; and his wife, Trudy Votaw. He is survived by his brother, Vernon Votaw, sisters, Marie Lewis and husband H.C., Carolyn Osborn and husband V.R. and Nelda DeRiso and husband Michael; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Spears

Loy Lee Spears, 81, of Dayton passed away peacefully, Monday, June 18, 2018.

He was born November 7, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas to parents, Arlie Richard Spears and Edith Corrine Henderson Spears. Service for Mr. Spears will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening of June 20, 2018 at Pace-Stancil in Dayton, Texas.

Loy had been a resident of Dayton for 47 years after moving from Levelland, Texas where he worked in the family business of Spears Pump Company. Loy was a Levelland Lobo class of 1954-55. Loy retired from Gulf/Chevron where he worked as a supervisor for over 30 years. He loved his family and his world revolved around his grandkids which he supported in all their activities. Pawpaw as he was fondly called by all kids, was a true Dayton Bronco fan, attending all sports from little league through high school and college. Loy loved to teach hunting, fishing, and farming. He sported a large garden every year and supplied vegetables to his neighbors. He was most definitely a people person and enjoyed drinking coffee with the local business people and bragging about the Broncos. Music was always a part of his childhood and he played the guitar and fiddle. He also liked to show off his country yodel.

Mr. Spears was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Denise Spears. He is survived by his daughters, Trudie Dewey and husband Billy and Danna Ferris and husband Mark; grandchildren, Brittany Dewey, Erin Janik and husband Dustin, Andrew Dewey, and Matthew Ferris; brothers, Arnold Spears and wife Myrtie, Elton Spears and wife Jeanie, Jack Spears and wife Linda; sisters, Frankie Pond, Geneva Spears, and B.J. Sandlehop and husband Garland; cousin, Fred Spears; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thomas

Judy Diane Thomas, 55 of Baytown, Texas, received her angel wings on June 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 7, 1962, to the late Thurman and Mittie Lou Williams in Angleton, Texas. Judy loved her family and adored her grandkids. She loved numbers so much she became a tax accountant, working at H&R Block for many years. Judy loved fishing, gardening, crocheting, listening to music, and the color yellow. She never met a stranger, she was outgoing and very vibrant. Judy had a huge personality and got along with everyone. She was very passionate, smart and had a beautiful soul.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Terrie Huntley. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughter Laura Cunningham and husband Chris Moore of Baytown; her brother Chris Williams of Anahuac; grandchildren Cheyenne and Christopher Cunningham; her aunt Judy and uncle Bob Wallace of Wallisville; and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 4pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Tilton Cemetery located in Old River-Winfree.

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

Hawkins

Magdalen Allison Hawkins, age 61, formerly of Liberty passed away June 16, 2018 at Regent Care Center in The Woodlands, TX. 

Magdalen was born June 19, 1956 in Liberty, TX daughter of the late William Anthony Allison and Florence Agnes Michalka Allison.  She attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Liberty up to the sixth grade and then went on to public school in Liberty.  She graduated from Liberty High School in 1975 and then went on to attend two years of college at Sam Houston State University.  Magdalen worked for Judge I.B. Carroll as his secretary and then was a homemaker.  She always had one of the biggest smiles a person could have.  She loved her family more than anything else.

Magdalen was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Donald Hawkins, sister; Margaret Allison Williams and brother; Dennis William Allison.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving daughter; Stephanie Dueboay Glover and husband Joey of Livingston, TX, brothers; Kenneth Allison and wife Kathleen of St. Augustine, FL, Tim Allison and wife Pat of Liberty, David Allison and wife Mary Ann of Liberty, sisters; Elizabeth Allen and husband Dr. J.H. Allen, Nancy Scull and husband Walter, Ruth Ann Person and husband Stephen, grandchildren; Carter Brandburg, Madeline Glover, Jayden Glover and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Magdalen Allison Hawkins will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father David Edwards officiating.  Burial will follow at Liberty Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 5:30pm to 8pm with rosary service beginning at 5pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Herrera

Misael Herrera, 21, of Houston, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Dayton, Texas.

He was born on December 22, 1996 in Houston to Salvador and Paulita Herrera. Misael graduated from North Shore High School in 2016 and was currently attending the University of Houston.

Misael is survived by his parents, Salvador and Paulita Campos Herrera; his brothers Joxsan Herrera and Salvador Herrera, Jr. and wife Brenda; and other loving relatives and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4pm until 8pm on Friday, June 22, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

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

Navarro-Montes

Isais DeJesus Navarro-Montes was born July 6, 1996 in Ojocaliente, Zacatecas, and passed away June 12, 2018 in Metairie, Louisiana, he resided in Liberty, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday, June 15, 2018, 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Wells Funeral Services 300 Alabama Street, Liberty, Texas (Althea P. Gibson Chapel).  He will Lie-in-State June 16, 2018, 8:00 am - 9:00 am Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam Street, Liberty, Texas; Funeral Mass beginning 9:00 am.                                          

Interment – Liberty Catholic Cemetery – Liberty, Texas..

Fr. Andy Dinh Vu, SVD officiating.

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

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Tyron Roy Dever was born October 31, 1942 in Dayton, Texas, he passed away June 6, 2018 at his home in Liberty, Texas.

Visitation will be Wednesday June 13, 2018, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Wells Funeral Services 300 Alabama St., Liberty, Texas (Althea P. Gibson Chapel).  A Wake service is being held Wednesday June 13, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pleasant Hill Baptist, Church 801 S. Colbert – Dayton, Texas.  He will Lie-in-State Thursday June 14, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Pleasant Hill Baptist Church; Funeral service beginning 12:00 Noon.                                          

Interment - Acie Cemetery – Dayton, Texas..

Rev.  Carl D. McNelty is officiating.

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

McCollough

essie Leo McCollough, 85, of Liberty, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born October 16, 1932, to Elton McCollough and Essie Loving in Merryville, LA and retired from oilfield work.

A gathering of Jessie's family and friends will be Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

Graveside service will be Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty with Leon Tomberlin officiating.

He is preceded in death by his parents Elton McCollough and Essie Loving; stepdad, Troy Loving; sisters, Fayrene Dick and Margarette Adams; daughter, Andle Lynn McMillen; sons-in-law, Kenneth Nugent, Jamie Dougharty, and Wayne Rawlinson; and great-grandson, Cameron Paul Carter.

Those left to cherish his memory are; wife, Andle McCollough of Liberty; sons, James McCollough and wife Renee' of Merryville, LA, Troy McCollough and wife Susie of Merryville, LA, and Leo McCollough Jr. of Liberty; daughters, Linda Sholars and husband Randy of Dayton, Carolyn Renfro and husband Edward of Dayton, Lou Rawlinson of Liberty, Ella McCollough of Liberty, Essie Taylor and husband Robert of Daisetta, and Marilyn Doughary of Vinton, LA; sister, Mildred Simmons and husband Leroy of DeRidder, LA; son-in-law, D.A. McMillen III of Huntsville; brother-in-law, Don Young of Jasper; sisters-in-law, Ann Midcliff of Liberty and Barbara Nell Hataway of Jasper; 34 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving and caring friends.

Honoring Jessie as pallbearers are; James McCollough, Troy McCollough, Dillion Rawlinson, D.A. McMillen IV, Jacob McCollough, Justin Nugent, T.J. Taylor, and Michael Bradford. Honorary pallbearers are; Jessie Leo McCollough Jr, Robert Taylor Jr, Randy Nugent, Leigh Pruitt, Kevin Taylor, Allen McCollough, Joe Carter, Michael Jannise, Jessie Leo McCollough III, and Robert Taylor.

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

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

Wiggins

Dana Kaye Budro Wiggins age 57 formally of Liberty passed away in Houston, June 9, 2018 after a lengthy battle with cancer with her loving family by her side.

Dana was born in Lubbock, Texas on Reese Air Force Base the daughter of Richard Darrell Budro and Joann Noble Budro. She will be remembered for being selfless, loving, generous, and giving.  A homemaker she enjoyed spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren at “Camp Nana”.  Dana was a graduate of Liberty High School Class of 1979 and devoted member to First Baptist Church of Huffman. She was active within her church always cooking and serving Wednesday meals for numerous years. She also served on the Huffman ISD School Board and could always be counted on to assist Huffman Little League at the concession stand. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dana was preceded in death by her mother Joann Noble Budro, brothers William Edward Budro and Darrell Dwayne Budro, as well as her son Wade Wiggins.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of thirty-eight years Jack Wiggins of Tyler, daughter Amanda Smith and husband Jason of Athens, TX., son Jarrod Wiggins and wife Stephanie of Huffman, father Richard Darrell Budro of Liberty, sisters Jana Rives and husband Ernest of Hardin, Paige Jost and husband Larry of Lubbock, and a sister-in-law Pat Sanders of Smith Point. In addition she leaves her five grandchildren Jace Wiggins, Scarlett Smith, Jaxton Wiggins, Felicity Smith, and Rosaland Smith, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. 

Visitation for Dana will be held Tuesday June 12, 2018 from 5-8Pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A memorial service will be held 1:30PM at the First Baptist Church of Huffman, 25503 FM 2100 Rd, Huffman, TX.,  Wednesday June 13, 2018. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

In lieu flowers donations can be made in Dana’s memory to MD Anderson Lung Cancer Research P.O. BOX 4486 Houston, Texas 77210. www.mdanderson.org/gifts

Barrett

Julie Etter Barrett age 46 of Hardin passed away June 9, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

Julie was born in Liberty, Texas October 4, 1971 the daughter of Raymond Etter and Diann Warner Etter.  A loving Mother, Wife, Daughter, Teacher, and Friend to all she will be sadly missed by those that knew and loved her. Julie enjoyed baking and was a fantastic cook. She was a devoted member of Hardin Baptist Church, where she served on numerous committees and taught at the Vacation Bible School. She was an educator at Hardin Elementary School, she taught first grade, music, and art. One of her passions in life was helping to teach a child to read. Julie was also active at the school from PTO to Band Boosters. She could always be counted on to help wherever she was needed. Spending time with her family was the most important thing in Julie’s life. She always cherished the moments spent with her children, family, and friends.

Julie leaves behind her husband of nineteen years Brad Barrett, her twins William “Will” Barrett and Laura Barrett, and her son Colby Barrett. She also leaves her parents Raymond and Diann Etter and numerous other cousins, friends, colleagues, and students who will remember her always.

Funeral services for Julie will be held 2PM Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Liberty, 602 N. Main Liberty, Texas, and visitation will be held from 12-2PM Thursday at the Church. Burial will immediately follow the service in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Goudeau

Peter Charles (Pete) Goudeau, Sr. was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who lived an incredibly full life filled with numerous achievements and his wicked sense of humor.

Born in Port Arthur, Texas on February 23, 1932, he is preceded in death by his parents James Goudeau and Evon Bell Goudeau and four siblings: James J. (Bubba) Goudeau. (Helen Wells Goudeau), Catherine (Keen) Trahan (Mike Trahan) Joseph P. Goudeau and June C. Goudeau. 

His sister Yvonne Culton (Billy) and his brother, John A. Goudeau, survives him.

A funeral mass will be held at our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames, Texas 101 Donatto Street, Liberty, Texas, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018  at 11:00am. Everyone is invited to the repast at the Mother of Mercy Parish Hall located next to the church following the services.  

Interment will be at the Sterling White Mausoleum, Highland, TX at a later date. 

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

Ballard

Cody Allen Ballard, 27, of Daisetta died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center.

Cody was born June 2, 1991, to Donald Leeroy Ballard II and Theresa Calandra in Houston.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Hardin United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. Interment to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery. A gathering of Cody's family and friends will be June 8, 2018, at Hardin United Methodist Church from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Cody is preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald Leeroy "Paw Paw" Ballard Sr and Barbara Ann "Nanny" Ballard; and uncle, Tennie "Aaron" Ballard.

Those left to cherish his memory are; parents, Donald Leeroy Ballard II of Daisetta and Theresa Cobb; grandparents, John and Margaret "Marge" Calandra of Livingston; sister, Betty Ann Ballard of Maryland; uncle, Joseph Ballard of Daisetta; aunt, Monica "Mommica" Ballard of Daisetta; cousins, Chelsea Ballard of Channelview, Cordell Ballard of Cheyenne, WY, Dakota Ballard of Huntsville, Martin Collette of Channelview, Isabella "Izzy" Collette of Channelview, and a host of loving friends and family.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Cody Allen Ballard please visit our Sympathy Store at Faith & Family Funeral Services

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

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Arthur James Sias, lovingly know as Appa-Jack and Bubba, was born to Dirrell and Ellen Sias in Liberty, Texas in the infamous Oil Field. He was baptized at the Lilly of the Valley Missionary Baptist Church.

Arthur attended Liberty High School, where he excelled in sports, and graduated in 1973. After graduation, he eventually began a long career working for Exxon Oil Refinery as a pipe fitter. After his career ended there, he began repairing vehicles for a living. Although he enjoyed fixing cars, he was truly a “jack of all trades” since there wasn’t much he could not accomplish.

Visitation is Friday, June 8, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel, 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas), viewing Saturday, June 9, 2017, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am Lilly of the Valley Missionary Baptist Church,  3802 Oilfield Rd, Liberty, TX 77575  funeral services to follow 11:00 am.

Reverend Revlon Belle – officiating.
Interment – Wells Memorial Cemetery  - Liberty, Texas.

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

Wagstaff

Betty Jo Wagstaff, 86, of Silsbee, died Monday, June 4, 2018, at Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at Morse Cemetery in Buna. A native of Evadale, she had lived in Silsbee most of her life and was a caregiver.

She was preceded in death by her parents Paul Tanton and Minnie Foster; and sister Glinnie Ruth Moss. Survivors are sons, Johnny Paul Wagstaff and wife Amy of Silsbee, Virgil Lynn Richardson of Splendora, and Larry Glenn Wagstaff and wife Carrie of Silsbee; daughters, Belinda Gayle Muntz Foster of Beaumont, and JoAnn Westfall of Beaumont; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of loving friends.

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

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

Olson

Dollie Marie Myrick Olson, 81, of Baytown passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018. She was born June 10, 1936 in Liberty, Texas to parents, William Henry Myrick and Alta Mae Gray Myrick.

Services for Mrs. Olson will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 8, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin, Texas. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Mrs. Olson was a lifelong resident of the Liberty/Dayton area. Dollie married Robert Olson on May 19, 1953 gave birth to eight children, one adopted and raised many other children as their own. Dollie and Bob “Pa” never met a stranger and always open their home up to any and all that had a need. She enjoyed doing needlework especially needlepoint, cross-stitch and embroidery. Most of all Dollie loved all babies and loved her family. She has gone to join her husband and family in heaven where she will live in peace and pain free. She will be missed dearly her on earth but will be joined in heaven someday.

Mrs. Olson was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lewis Olson; son, William Henry Olson; and brothers, Lester Myrick and Billy Smith, sister, Juanita Nugent. She is survived by her children, James Olson, Patsy Scott and husband Jerry, Donald Olson and wife Thelma, Bobby Olson, Cindy Blake and husband Nathaniel, Ricky Olson and wife Cindy, Marie Davis and husband Lee, and Joseph Olson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Betty, Liz Joyce and husband Eugene, Mary and husband Jessie, Charles, and Curtis; sisters-in-law, Mary and May; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Forbes

Matthew Anthony Forbes, 11, of Dayton was called by the Lord on Monday, June 4, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Matthew was born July 15, 2006 in Houston, Texas to parents Stanley Forbes and Melanie Clark Forbes.

A celebration of Matthew’s life will be 4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at service time on Sunday at Pace-Stancil.

Matthew had lived in Dayton most of his life and was student at Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School where he was a straight A student. His classmates loved him and argued sometimes over who got to work with him in small groups or partners. Matthew was a Math Whiz and his claim to fame was that he was only one of two sixth graders in the entire grade that had a perfect STAAR score in 5th grade! It wasn’t only his math ability that drew others to him but his sweet spirit and patient demeanor. He enjoyed Legos, Pokémon, and reading sports books. Matthew really enjoyed watching the Astros, Rockets, Texans, and Cowboys. He represented the Muscular Dystrophy Association at many of their events and attended activities sponsored by MDA.

Matthew was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dewey Rice and great-aunt, Linda Dawkins. He is survived by his parents, Stan and Melanie Forbes of Dayton; grandparents, Jane Rice of Covington, Tennessee, Benny and Sandra Clark of Dayton; brothers, Brandon Forbes of Beaumont, Arin Forbes of Webster, Kile Allen of Fort Worth, Zachary Balcerowicz of Bridge City and Nicholas Forbes of Dayton; aunt, Kimberly Hall and husband Lee; cousin, Dylan; special little friend, LiLi; also numerous other friends and relatives.

Wood

David Wesley Wood, 58, of Dayton passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018. David was born in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from North Shore High School in Houston.

He recently retired from Lyondell Bassel after 34 years as a Maintenance Electrician.

David was a devoted and loving father. One of his joys has always been watching retro TV shows with his children, Emily and Randall. David had many hobbies, a few were woodworking, astronomy, stamps, coins, rocks and minerals and he admired currency from around the world. David enjoyed doing crosswords and puzzle games. He was a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and an avid gun enthusiast. All were astounded to listen to him talk about God's Universe - the vastness of space, star clusters and galaxies. He was passionate about his SR8 Charger and would often take long drives.

David was a kind and gentle man who found joy in the simple things of life. His wonderful hugs and infectious laugh will be greatly missed. To count him as family or a friend was an honor.

David was preceded in death and now has been reunited with his father and mother, James David Wood and Sara Ann Lewis; his sister Terri Johnson; and his beloved son, Randall Wood, who he dearly missed.

David is survived by his daughter, Emily Wood; and her mother, Debra Wood; his brothers, Ricky and wife Debbi Dixon, Jesse and wife Abby Wood. He will also be missed by many nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

A visitation with the family will be on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 6 until 8pm. The celebration of David's life will be at 10am on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment will immediately follow in Linney Cemetery. Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Ricky Dixon, Jesse Wood, Bill Johnson, Kyle Brill, Mike Calloway and Eddie Smith. Memories, photos and condolences can be shared at the Sterling Funeral website.

Givens

Joyce Dumas Givens, age 82 of Liberty, passed away June 3, 2018 at Magnolia Place Health Care in Liberty. 

Joyce was born August 30, 1935 in West Monroe, Louisiana, daughter of the late Jesse Aubrey Dumas and Mary Catherin Cowen Dumas.  She graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe, Louisiana and then attended Northeast Louisiana University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education.  Joyce married Billy Givens on January 28, 1958 in West Monroe, LA and was married for fifty-eight before Billy’s passing in 2015.  Joyce loved sports and she played basketball for Ouachita Parish High School.  She staged one of the greatest individual performances ever seen in a Louisiana girl’s tournament tossing in 102 points in three games in 1953.  Joyce had an active hand in the athletic achievements of her entire family.  She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister and will be missed by all.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Billy Fred Givens, brothers; Jerry Dumas and Robert Dumas.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons; Matt Givens and wife Mary, Mark Givens and wife Cindy, daughter; Joan Givens Davis and husband Danny, grandchildren; Zack Givens, Sydney Givens, Elyse Bell, Chance Givens, Meredith Bell and Tyler Givens.

Services for Joyce Dumas Givens will be Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10am at Cooke Memorial Cemetery with Steve Alexander officiating.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hancock

Charles Andrew “Chuck” Hancock 47, of Missouri City, TX passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 2018 in Missouri City, TX.

Chuck was the son of Charles and Margaret Hancock, born on January 15, 1971, in Fairfield, CA. He lived in California till the age of 5 when his family relocated to the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. He learned to play, love and excel in the game of soccer along with the neighborhood children.

The family once again relocated this time to Richmond, TX, where Chuck attended Lamar CISD. He found a new passion first in baseball, then track and finally in basketball, where he made varsity as a freshman. His junior year of high school he relocated to Littleton, CO, where he played varsity basketball and made it to the playoffs both years at Columbine High School.

Chuck attended Metro State College of Denver where he was a walk on to the basketball team and earned a scholarship. The team was successful, winning back to back titles from the Colorado Athletic Conference.  All during his time playing College ball, Chuck received a national ranking for his free throw average.

After college he pursued and excelled in several different fields, before enrolling at The Art Institute of Denver. There he followed his dream of becoming a chef. Just like any task he came across Chuck threw his heart and soul into becoming the best of the best and quickly earn the title of Executive Chef.

Chuck’s most recent position was at Union Kitchen on Washington Ave. in Houston, TX. He loved not only his job, but also his co-workers, who he thought of as family. Although he often lived far from family, he made the most of the time he was able to spend with them, showing love and affection and building memories to last a lifetime. Chuck never met a stranger and would give the shirt off his back to anyone.

He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him, often in our minds and always in our hearts. Chuck was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents George and Maggie Driskell; Paternal Grandparents Richard and Thelma Hancock.

Chuck leaves behind to cherish his memories his parents, Charles and Margaret Hancock of Smith Point, TX. His sister Tracey Hancock of Missouri City, TX, Aunt Sandra Choate and husband Larry of Lufkin, TX.  Aunt Jan and husband Jimmy Grelle of Katy, TX, and his uncle Rick Hancock of Florida, and numerous cousins and dear friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family starting at 3pm on Saturday, June 9, 2018, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. Private graveside service and committal will be held at a later date in Lufkin, TX.

Overstreet

Steve Jackson Overstreet Jr, 65, of Forney, TX, formerly of Kountze, died May 25, 2018, in Dallas, TX.

He was born October 26, 1952, in Charleston, SC to Steve and Myrtice Overstreet. In 1971, Steve joined the United States Navy and proudly served his country until he retired on August 31, 1991. Steve worked and continued his education earning his Master’s in Human Resources Management and then turned his attention to educating the young minds of Seagoville Middle School in Dallas. Steve was an avid motorcyclist and an active supporter of the Rolling Thunder Washington D.C. Inc., an organization created by Veterans to honor and help other Veterans, and had attended several Rolling Thunder Runs in Washington DC.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sons, Bruce W. Overstreet and Stephen Earnest Overstreet, and brother, Tommy Gene Overstreet.

Those left to cherish his memory are; sons, Stephen Michael Overstreet and James Richard Overstreet both of San Diego, CA, daughter, Patricia Gail Christofferson and husband Eric of Fredericksburg, VA, grandchildren, Hannah Katherine Shupe, Stephanie Kay Overstreet, Addison Fowler, Tyler Kenneth Overstreet, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. A gathering of Steve’s family and friends will be also on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Rolling Thunder Washington, D.C. Inc. in Steve’s memory. You can donate at www.rollingthunderrun.com, click on store, then the donate button.

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

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519.36-336-2222 or 936-262-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time

Earnest

Arin Wayne Earnest of Cleveland, died on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Cleveland. He was 37.

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Hardin United Methodist Church with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends also on Monday, June 4, 2018, from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at the church.

Serving as pallbearers are Robert Harwell, Thomas Harwell, Jimmy Harwell, Bobby Bass, Tyler Bass, and Ethan Harwell.

A native of Houston, Arin had lived in Crosby, many years prior to moving to Cleveland. He was a Volunteer Fireman for Sheldon Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his father Claude Earnest. Grandparents, Thomas and Margaret Harwell, and H.E. Earnest.

Survivors are his mother, Ellen Broussard of Cleveland; brothers, Michael Earnest of Crosby and Steven Earnest of Cleveland, and many nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

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

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

Beckman

David Craig Beckman age 70 passed away Friday June 1, 2018 in Beaumont, Texas.

David was born June 6, 1947 in Bellville, Texas the son of August Beckman and Edith Kansteiner Beckman.  David was an honest, hardworking man, who will be remembered as a caring and kind husband and father. He enjoyed cooking BBQ, for his friends and family. In his earlier years he enjoyed fishing and camping. David worked for the past five years at Thrift-Tee Food Center as the Grocery Store Manager. He worked previously for Brookshire Brothers for numerous years as an Assistant Store Manager. He also was active at Hardin Baptist Church where he could always be counted on to cook when needed. 

He was preceded in death by his father August Beckman.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of forty-one years Julie Beckman of Hardin, his son Justin Beckman and wife Amanda of Hardin, mother Edith Blinka, sister Margaret Melinder of Houston, sister Faye Beckman of Conroe, and a brother Ralph Beckman and his wife Elaine of Williamsburg, Virginia. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

A visitation for David will be held Sunday June 3, 2018 from 5-7PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10AM Monday June 4, 2018 at Hardin Baptist Church with burial to follow in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Herrington

Pamela Shafter Herrington, 71, of Dayton passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at home.

Pam was born May 29, 1947 in American Fork, Utah to parents Thomas and Gwendolyn Nelson Shafter.

The service for Pam will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday evening 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pam had been a resident of Dayton since 1974 and was previously of Utah. She was owner of Pam’s Frame Shop in Liberty for 20 years. She enjoyed rug hooking and belonged to the “Stash Sisters” Guild. Pam enjoyed fishing, was very social, loved chatting with her friends and most of all she loved and adored her family.

Pam was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Deann Shafter. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Gary Herrington of Dayton; sons, Quinten Herrington and wife Naomi; Timothy Herrington; and Blair Herrington and wife Mandy; grandchildren, Kayla, Kacy, Todd, Sarah, Holly and Conner; brothers, Neil Shafter and Kevin Shafter; also other relatives and friends.

Ener

Virginia Ann Ener, 78, of Sour Lake, died Monday May 28, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 2, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel. There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Saturday June 2, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. until time of service.

A native of Wood County, she had lived in Sour Lake, TX 27 years and had worked as a Billing Clerk for Entergy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Lewis Stevens and Mamie Dee Henderson. Tow brothers Lt. Col. Raburn Stevens and Charles Stevens. Survivors are her husband of 42 years Donald Wayne Ener Sr. of Sour Lake. Sons, Timothy Paul Ener of Sour Lake, Donald Wayne Ener Jr. of Beaumont. Daughter, Angie Dee Ener of Lumberton; sister Janice Dacus of Grice, Tx.

Grandchildren, Donald Wayne Ener III, Justin Reed Ener, Rebecca Elaine Ener all of Beaumont.

The Ener family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Harbor Hospice staff and to Brenda Lewis for their exceptional care.

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

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

Murphy

Eddie Doyle Murphy, 68, of Dayton passed away May 27, 2018. He was born April 9, 1950 in Liberty, Texas to parents Walter Doyle Murphy and Opal Johnston Murphy.

Memorial service for Eddie will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Friday evening 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A private interment will be held at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Although Eddie grew up in Liberty he had been a long time resident of Dayton. He was a 1968 graduate of Liberty High School and attended Lee College. Eddie retired from Mobil as a production superintendent after 25 years and worked for Swift Energy for 5 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, catching up with old friends, and coaching his kid’s baseball teams. He also was a member of the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department for many years and was a fan of old western movies with John Wayne.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, the mother of his children, Mary Ellen Gill Murphy and son Patrick Murphy. He is survived by his wife, Daniela Murphy of Dayton; daughter, Lori Keller and husband Tom of Round Rock; sons, Craig Murphy and wife Jessica of Navasota and Matt Murphy and wife Cristina of Crosby; grandchildren, Zachery Murphy, Kaitlyn Keller, Thomas Ryan Keller, Nikki Murphy, Landen Murphy, Dylan Murphy, Kaden Murphy, and Mary Addisen Murphy; step-daughters, Josie Young and husband Jason and Susan Sessions and husband Jason; step-grandchildren, Colt Sessions, Ronny Sessions, Jace Young, and Joslin Young; sisters, Betty Rives and Dixie Smira; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Jackson

John Wayne Jackson of Liberty died Saturday May 26, 2018 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. He was 70.

A native of Liberty, he had lived in Liberty, most of his life and was a self employed Welder. John is also a Mason belonging to Masonic Lodge #825 in Dayton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell Wayne Jackson and Armathia Barnes; and sister Linda Taylor.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years Glenda Jackson of Liberty; sons Justin Wayne Jackson and wife Amanda of Round Rock; Travis Don Jackson of Willis; Fredrick Daniel LaCaze and wife Angie of Liberty; daughter Kerrie Sisney and husband Michael of Omaha, NE; sister Shirley Majors of Cedar Park TX.

Grandchildren are Jacob Whalen Jackson, Kolby Lee Sisney, Jackson Felix Sisney, Chloe LaCaze, Seth LaCaze, Zachary Marie.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday May 31, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. Interment will follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday May 30, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

Serving as pallbearers are Justin Jackson, Jimmy LaCaze, Michael Sisney, Jeremy Allen Dupuy, Jimmy Taylor, Fredrick LaCaze

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

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

Harmon

Nettie Ham Harmon, 97, of Old River, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 26, 2018 in Conroe. She was born May 31, 1920 in Dayton to her late parents, Milford Charles Ham and Margarette Leeone Steadham.

Nettie was a lifelong resident of the Dayton/Old River, longtime member of Old River Baptist Church, former member of the Liberty County Ladies Homemaking Club and had many years of service with Sterling Funeral Home.

Aunt Net was 45 years old in 1965 when her sister’s daughter born a boy and a short 3 years later another boy was born by same. A lifetime was lived before those births but the succeeding 52 years shown & proved an unconditional love to those two boys wished by many.

I can’t speak first hand of the preceding 45 years except of the stories told of the expert shot, squirrel hunter and fisherman Aunt Net was coupled with her drive of life.

As to the remaining 52 years the memories began about six years deep when a little boy knew that love was real and all things were safe.

Aunt Net’s fulfillment of life to those two boys grew to legendary standing even more so than her passion of new cars, having her hair not done right by the weekly beauty operator and the drive (literally the drive) to Macy’s.

Aunt Net loved to shop, buy and return items until she couldn’t personally do it herself so she discovered the ability, unfortunately, of catalog ordering. There are still two new bags of unopened items.

Aunt Net had the domino (42 or straight), card playing (crazy 8 or old maid), and joke telling (colorful I might add) ability that would make anyone envious. The game of “Farkle” was one she learned later in life and was a master of luck at as well as the luckiest Bingo player ever. I never left her without getting a few tubes of toothpaste earned from “bingo bucks”.

Aunt Net didn’t smoke, partake in the vices of the vine or grain but substituted with sugars of Divinity, Chocolate/Coconut/Pecan pies and her famous Peanut Brittle. Her stove top abilities were unmatched with her best dishes being fried shrimp, fish, duck and brown gravy and a beef pot roast. The table was full of the accompanying sides at every meal.
Aunt Net was a darn good self-taught French Harp player (harmonica) with a passion for all of the holidays. Music and song was also always a large part of her life.

Aunt Net’s memories are full, everlasting and shall be passed down for generations to come especially about her love of those two boys which was crystal clear. As the tears are dripping from my chin let it be known that her love was reciprocated as many times over and shall be instilled in the children of those boys.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ira Harmon and sisters and brothers, Eunice Jackson, Howard Ham, Lillie Hackelman, Woodrow Ham, Charlie Ham and Hazel Porter.

Survivors include her sister, Thelma Reed of Dayton; great-nephews, Michael “Mickey” Wuensche and his wife, Denise and Monty Wuensche along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral home in Dayton with a service to begin at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Danny Biddy Officiating.  Burial will follow at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

Pallbearers will be Michael Wuensche, Monty Wuensche, Hayden Wuensche, Elmo Camp, Richard Whitaker and Ronnie Webb.  Honorary pallbearers will be Amy Stasny, Hunter Wuensche, Kendal Wuensche, Ronnie Carter, Fred Skinner and Judy Frank Steadham.

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

Martin

Gary Lee Martin Sr. of Devers, died on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center with his family by his side. He was 67.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Devers, with Reverend Jerry Ben officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends at 1:00 P.M. until time of service at the church.

A native of Lancaster, PA he had lived in Devers, 26 years and had worked as a Branch Manager for National Trench Safety. He was preceded in death by his parents Leroy Weaver Martin and Margie Pearl Buchanan.

He is survived by his wife Joan Martin of Devers; sons Gary Lee Martin Jr. and wife Shanna of Devers, Matthew Allen Martin and partner Jaime Richardson of Hull; daughter Leigh Ann Sykes and husband Patrick of Devers. Sisters, Karen Wright and Amanda Martin both of Houston.

His grandchildren whom he loved very much Kamrie " Kami Sue" Domenic " The Dominator" Garrison " Little G " and Annabella " Little Bit."

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Gary Martin Sr. to Devers I.S.D. Education Foundation P.O. Box 488 Devers, Texas 77538.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Gary Lee Martin Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Laird

Clyde Laird 81, of Kountze, died Thursday May 24, 2018, at his residence surrounded by family and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday May 26, 2018 at 4:30 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Ernest Brown officiating

There will be a gathering of family and friends also on Saturday May 26, 2018 starting at 2:00 P.M. until time of service.

He was born March 14, 1937 in Kountze, TX to Ethel Katherine ( Davis) Laird and James Warren Laird. Clyde was an electrician by trade and was a member of Local 479 of Beaumont.

Clyde was an avid outdoorsmen who loved hunting, fishing, spending time at Little Vegas sitting around a campfire enjoying a cold one and going mud riding. He looked forward to the opening of rifle season to eat Fannie's famous cathead biscuits.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 37 years Fannie Laird of Kountze. Daughters,Tana McCormick and her husband Doug of Kountze and Tambra Edwards and husband Gary of Kountze. Sons, Timmy Frazier and wife Christi of Silsbee, Stuart Laird and wife Donna of Kountze. Sister, Juanita Justice of Albuquerque, New Mexico and brothers, Hubert Laird of Town Bluff, and Wayne Laird of Sour Lake.

Grandchildren are Derek McCormick, Dusti Joyner, Dana Kelly, Luke Laird, Janie Wilda, Daniel Warden, Katie Kelley and Madison Frazier, and 4 great grandchildren.

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

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

Butcher

Billy Butcher, 82, of China passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 peacefully at home.

He was born April 16, 1936 in Dayton, Texas to parents George Elwood Butcher and Pauline Silhavy Butcher.

Service for Billy will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Interment will be at Linney Cemetery in Dayton. The family will receive friends on Monday evening 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with a rosary to be held at 6:00 p.m.

Billy was a lifelong resident of Dayton before moving to Beaumont in 1961. He attended Dayton schools and had worked as an Engine Tech IV for the Texas Highway Department for 32 years. Billy resided in Bevil Oaks for 27 years where he was an active member of the volunteer fire department and city council before moving to China. His passions included refurbishing old Jeeps, tractors and cars, helping neighbors, spending quality time with his family and blazing new trails on the deer lease. He was a member of the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in China.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Henry Butcher; sisters, Evelyn Andress and Brenda Anglin. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nell Butcher of China; his children, Pamela Moses and husband Clint of China, Denise Scott and husband Kevin of China, Mark Anthony Butcher and wife Denise of China; grandchildren, Brandon Butcher and wife Kathleen, Matthew Moses and wife Taylar, Victoria Scott, Danielle Scott, Michael Scott, Jayce Scott, Nicole Moses, Breah Butcher, Brenah Butcher; step-grandchild, Brittany Seymour; great-grandchild, Luke Moses; step-great-grandchild, Adam Seymour; brothers, Gene Butcher and wife Lena, Frank Butcher and wife Gale, Ernest Butcher and wife Darlene; sisters, Georgia Moore and husband Leo, Ernestine Fregia and husband Nathan, and Betty Brown; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Kersh

Rachel Annah Kersh age 97 of Hardin passed away Wednesday May 23, 2018 at her residence.

Rachel was born March 30, 1921 in Jacksonville, Texas the daughter of the late Hugh Brown Koen and Bertha Elizabeth Alexander Koen. A lifelong resident of Hardin she was the owner and operator of “House of Beauty” for over fifty years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. Rachel was a member as well as the music director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Liberty, Texas. She also was a member of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband of forty-six years Gordon Kersh, daughter Beth Russell, son Bobby Kersh, grandson Craig David Russell, great grandson Michael Tanton, as well as eight siblings.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her grandchildren Billie Tanton, Terry Russell, Leslie Russell, Robert Kersh, and Amanda Key. In addition she leaves her great grandchildren Elizabeth Tullock, Shelby Storey, Austin Russell, Landon Storey, Blake Russell, Taylor Kersh, and Travis Kersh. She also leaves her great great grandchildren Jaycob Tullock, Mackenzie Tullock, Stephen Russell, and Amzie Torres. She also leaves two brothers James Koen and Elgin Koen, a daughter in law Glenda Kersh, and two sisters in laws Juanita Koen and Betty Jo Koen. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Services for Rachel will be held 11AM Saturday May 26, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 330 Vera Lane Liberty, Texas. Burial to immediately follow the service in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Visitation for Rachel will be held at the church Saturday from 9-11AM. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Norcross

Steven Paul Norcross, 51, of Dayton passed away on Saturday May 19, 2018 in Houston.

Steven was born on July 20, 1966 to parents Frank and Carolyn Norcross. He attended Dayton ISD and performed in the Dayton High School Band playing saxophone. This began his love affair with music. He was able to teach himself to play almost any instrument and loved country music the best. Steven was a welder by trade working with the railroad for many years. Steven was a Member of Trinity Baptist Church in Dayton and was a proud member of the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed both fishing and hunting.

He is preceded in death by his son, Steven Paul Norcross, Jr.

Steven is survived by his parents, Frank and Carolyn Norcross; son, Shane Norcross and daughter, Stacey White and her husband Derek. He is also survived by his very close cousin, Michelle Strauss and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Steven’s life will be held from 5 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday May 29, 2018. The service will be held at Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton with the Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardin Family Funeral Home in Houston.

Linares

Chester Wayne Linares, 60, of Anahuac, went to be with the Lord on May 16, 2018 after a sudden illness. 

He was born November 13, 1957, in Port Arthur, TX and graduated from Anahuac High School in 1976.

Chester retired from Anahuac ISD after 24 years of service.  He enjoyed working in his garden, fishing and spending time with family and friends.  He never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone.  He normally had a smile on his face and left an impression on people he met.

Chester was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Leota Linares of Anahuac; sister Margie Glass of Oak Island; brother Charles Linares of Houston; father (in-law) Robert Innerarity of Palestine; and brother (in-law) Scott Innerarity of Palestine.

Chester is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Robbie Innerarity Linares of Anahuac.  He is also survived by son Glenn Innerarity and wife Melissa of Anahuac and son Jaime Linares of Anahuac; mother (in-law) Darlene Innerarity of Anahuac; brother/sister (in-law) Carl and Lisa Lincoln of Palestine and brother Johnny Linares of Baytown; along with 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on May 29, 2018 from 2pm-6pm at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac.  Funeral to be held on May 30, 2018 at 10am at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac with interment to be held immediately after at Anahuac Cemetery.  Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Willis Cormier, Steve White, James Griffin, Miguel Flores, David Lincoln and Rene Padilla.  Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Innerarity, Jaime Linares, Carl Lincoln, and Bill Caskey.

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

Laza

Joetta Dehay Laza, 46, of Cleveland passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at home.

She was born January 4, 1972 in South Korea.

Service for Jodie will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Vance Elliott and Dave Dougherty officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Jodie had lived in this area since 1998. She always thought of her family first and foremost. She loved to help others. Jodie was a wonderful aunt to all her nieces and nephews and always made sure everybody got candy from her. She enjoyed the outside and birdwatching. Jodie was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Jodie was preceded in death by her father John Thomas Dehay, grandparents, E.R. Parks and Emma Brazil. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Michael Thomas Laza; her father and mother-in-law, Thomas and Alice Laza; grandmother-in-law, Hilda Laza; sisters, Denita and Leslie Robertson, Marcie Hill and Richard DelaSantos and Lorie Reed; brothers, Rick and Wendy Dehay, Thomas and Tammy Dehay, Paul and Crystal Laza, William Dehay, John and Mandy Dehay; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Morris

Jesse Ryan Morris, 28, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 13, 2018 in Wallisville, Texas.

He was born on October 31, 1989, and was the oldest of three children, to George Kelly and Christi Renee Ryan Morris.

Jesse was an outgoing person, who never met a stranger. He was known to make you like him even if he thought you didn’t. Jesse was also a total goofball, prankster and jokester. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed nature, fishing and hog hunting. Jesse loved music, playing softball, working on cars and bicycles. He even found humor in dismantling just about anything around him, including his younger sister Bianca’s Barbie Jeep and his brother Jarrett’s bike. Jesse was a loyal and devoted fan of the Houston Texans. But his greatest love was for his six children whom he adored more than life itself.

Jesse was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Ethel “Boopy” Cumberland; and his paternal grandparents Coot and Geneva Morris. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother Christi Ryan Morris of Anahuac; his father Kelly Morris; his sister Bianca Morris and boyfriend Derrick Trahan of Anahuac; his brother Jarrett Morris and wife Marley of Kenefick; Charity Carlton of Dayton, the mother of their four children Jesse James Morris, Raylynn Renee Morris, Ryan David Morris and Makenzee Cheyenne Morris; Reanna Carson, the mother of their two children Brooklynn Paige Morris and Jordyn Rhe’ Morris; his maternal grandfather John Henry Ryan and wife Susan of Porter; his niece and nephews Taylor Teal Trahan, Declan Brady Morris, Noah Zachary Morris and Cutter McCoy Willbanks; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Dustin McDaniel, Derrick Trahan, John Carlton, John Ryan, Jarrett Morris and James Carlton.

A celebration of Jesse’s life will be held at 11am on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street, Anahuac, Texas 77514. The family requests that if you have Houston Texans attire, please wear it in support of Jesse to the service.

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

Womack

Betty Louise Sullivan Womack, 83, of Dayton passed away Friday, May 17, 2018.

She was born February 27, 1935 in Cherokee City, Arkansas to parents Jesse and Willie Hudson Sullivan.

Graveside Services for Mrs. Womack will be 10:00 a.m., Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Magnolia Park Cemetery.
Betty had lived in the Liberty area for 45 years. She enjoyed going to garage sales, playing games and reading. Most of all she loved being with her family.

Mrs. Womack was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bobby Womack of Dayton her sons, James Boone, John Boone, and Joe Boone; her daughters, Brenda Rogers, Debra Ables, Connie Brown, and Patty Alston; her grandchildren, Laura Tanton, Erika Crate, Lynda Huggins, James Boone,III, Brent Boone, Merissa Boone, Chris Ables, Jessica Alston, Nichole Boone, Jon Boone, Chris Boone, Courtney Boone, Carrie Musgrove, Joe and Chris Boone; great-grandchildren, Kelby, Lucas and Josh Tanton, Delany and Ethan Boyd, Brianna Brown, Haleigh Huggins, Nevaeh, Aubree and Maddy Boone, Kaitlyn Boone, Haylie Bookout, Mia and Nathanial Boone, Arean, Zoe and James Boone, Kimberly Jones, Travis and Gabriel Ruttschaw, and numerous great great-grandchildren.

Billingsley

Mrs. Willie Clyde Warner Billingsley, 87 of Dayton passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Liberty.

She was born December 22, 1930 in Jasper, Texas to Hollie and Minnie Wood Warner.

Graveside service for Mrs. Billingsley will be10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Wood Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas.

Willie was a lifelong resident of Jasper before moving to Dayton where she has lived for the past 13 years. She attended the Kenefick Baptist Church and was a member of the Methodist Church in Jasper. She loved her Boston Terriers and really enjoyed hunting, which she did until late in life. Most of all she loved her family and they always took priority over everything in her life.

Mrs. Billingsley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray Billingsley, daughter, Debra Broussard, brothers, Bevis and Burnis Warner, sisters, Janie Warner and Rita Warner, and a grandson, Nigel Broussard. She is survived by her children, Rhonda Billingsley and husband John, Virgil Bryan and wife Vicki, Cindy Calloway, Lesia McDowell and husband Myron; brother, Johnny Warner and wife Vivian; sister, Ovis Stephenson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Guedry

Patricia Mae "Patti" Guedry, received her angel wings on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was 77.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at Batson Prairie Baptist Church with Reverend Lee Gruver and Reverend James Coots officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. Serving as pallbearers are Jerisan Weaver, Jason Siros, Bob Guedry, Bubba Guedry, Troy Collins, Jeff Melear.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Batson Prairie Baptist Church.

Patty was Born September 16, 1940, to Charles Allen Lamberth and Clara Mae Bagwell in Liberty. She had lived in Batson most of her life and had taught School for West Hardin and Daisetta School for many years. She was a Christian and a faithful member of Batson Prairie Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Ruth Isenhower, and brother, Edward Lamberth. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Jerry Evertt of Batson; daughter Christy Weaver and husband Gerald of Batson; and brother Charles Lamberth of Batson.

Grandchildren, Kayla Siros and husband Jason of Batson, Jerisan Weaver of Batson. Gret grandchildren, Blakelee Jo Siros of Batson, Kali Siros and Kooper Siros both of Batson.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Patricia Mae "Patti" Guedry please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Danford

Joyce Alline Danford, 77, of Thicket, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Encounter Church of Votaw, with Reverend Jason Berry and Phil Love, officiating. Interment will follow at Menard Chapel Cemetery in Livingston.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Encounter Church.

A native of Ace, Texas she had lived in Thicket, 15 years and had worked at Walmart as a Department Manager for 25 years. She attended Encounter Church of Votaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents James Marion Goodwin and Elsie Henson; husband Danny Danford; brother Beamon Goodwin; and nephew Kenny Sloane.

Survivors are her daughter Kimberly Bush and husband Steven of Hardin; brother Cecil Goodwin and wife Patty of Liberty; sister Fran Disotell and husband Red of Rye. Grandson Klint Daniel Bush and wife Shayla of Hardin; granddaughter Kelly Allyne Bush of Denver, CO; great-granddaughter Avylane Scarlette Bush of Hardin. Nephews, James Sloane and wife Deborah, David Goodwin and wife Lisa. Nieces, Misty Fincher, Kathy Nelson and husband David, Sherry Goodwin. Great-niece, Ashley Nelson and great-nephews Eric Nelson and Kade Goodwin.

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

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

Johnson

Peggy Jane Johnson, 74, of Hull - Daisetta, died on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

She was born December 4, 1943, in Port Arthur to Lynn and Ella Carlise Williams and was a homemaker. Peggy had lived in the Hull-Daisetta area most of her life.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m at Guedry Cemetery with Bill Williams and Ted Oberg officiating. A gathering of Peggy's family and friends will also be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dick Tracy Johnson Sr, brother, Frank Williams, and sister, Judy Abshire.

Those left to cherish her memory are; sons, Dick Tracy Johnson Jr. and wife Judy of Daisetta, Randy Johnson and wife Nellie of Daisetta, Ricky Johnson and wife Rhonda of Daisetta, and David Johnson and wife Melissa of Batson, daughter, Charlotte Johnson of Daisetta, grandchildren, Keith Johnson, Misty Moseley, Brandi Gillfilian, Amber Johnson, Brandon Johnson, and Ashley Mitchell. Great-grandchildren,are Brody Moseley, Rozlyn Moseley, Sadie Gillfilian, Damon and Ian, and a host of loving friends.

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

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

Vrana

ry Florence Martin Vrana, 81, of Dayton peacefully passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born December 21, 1936 in Terrell, Texas to parents, Claude W. Martin and Lovie Kay Clemmons Martin.
Graveside service for Mary will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton. The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Mary had been a longtime resident of Dayton after moving from Sheldon. She graduated from Galena Park High School and had worked for Enterprise in Mont Belvieu for over 26 years before retiring. Mary was Baptist by faith. She loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Mary and Ernest celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 5th. She had a backyard that looked like a picture from Southern Living Magazine. She loved feeding and watching her wild birds. Mary also enjoyed quilting.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Claude W. and Lovie Kay Martin; parent-in-laws, Charles and Selma Vrana; her son, Gary Wayne Vrana; grandson, Phillip Charles Westmoreland; brothers, C.L. “Buddy” Martin and Billy Ray Martin; and sister, Ann Melcer. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Ernest C. Vrana of Dayton; son, Kenneth Gene Vrana and wife Sheila of Dayton; daughters, Kathy Lynn Westmoreland and husband Michael of Dayton and Pamela Kay Klimitchek and husband Randal of Dayton; grandchildren, Kenneth “Daniel” Vrana and wife Kristina, Katie Michelle Westmoreland and fiancé David Zghaib, Keith Randal Klimitchek, Travis Lane Vrana, and Jessica Westmoreland; great-grandchildren, Zachary Ryan Westmoreland, Carter Reed Vrana, Gary Wayne Westmoreland, and Carly Rae Vrana; sister, Shirley Tobis; brothers-in-law, James Vrana and wife Shirley, Ray Vrana, David Vrana, and Johnny Melcer; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hylton and husband Harry; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Villyard

Joseph Kevin Villyard, 44, of Cleveland, died Friday, May 11, 2018.

He was born July 6, 1973, in Fayetteville, NC to Ralph and Irma Villyard. He lived in the Hardin are most of his life and worked in the oilfield industry.

Kevin was adventurous, willing to undertake new and daring enterprises.
He was strong and displayed great character, he was a good provider and worked hard to ensure his families needs were met. Kevin was super intelligent and had a multitude of talents that were respectable. He loved his family loved spending time with them & friends at the river.

Kevin is preceded in death by his mother, Irma Villyard, and son, Lance Brown.

Those left to cherish his memory are; father, Ralph Villyard of Cleveland, wife, Tiffany Villyard of Cleveland, sons, Alec Villyard of Dayton, Kalen Villyard of Dayton, Casey Villyard and wife Autumn of Splendora, Hayden Villyard and wife Chelsea of Splendora, Chandler Villyard of Cleveland, and Cody Scott of Washington, daughter, Makenzie Parrish of Hardin, Brother Ricky Villyard and wife Christina of Garland, TX, sister, Johanna Alba of Cleveland, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Reverend Woody Sonnier officiating. A gathering of Kevin's family and friends will begin at 12:00 until the time of service at Faith & Family.

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

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

 

Taylor

Elva " Bobbie" Taylor of Sour Lake, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Beaumont Health Care Center. She was 90.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Praise Chapel in Sour Lake.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Praise Chapel with Reverend Leo Martinez and Reverend Cody Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Serving as pallbearers are Jason Thibodeaux, Aden Ayres, Phill Thibodeaux, Justin O'Neal, Andrew Holliday, Rudy Villanueva. Honorary pallbearers are Ty Pearce, Carter Thibodeaux, Leo Martinez Jr. J.T. Martinez.

A native of Jacksonville, TX she had lived in Sour Lake and had worked as a secretary. She was also a faithful member of Praise Chapel.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Hollie Taylor Sr. and parents Grady Odom and Edna Smith. Survivors are her son, James Hollie Taylor Jr. and wife Brenda of Houston; daughter Pat Thibodeaux and husband Phill of Sour Lake.

Grandchildren, DeRenda Villanueva and husband Rudy, Jason Thibodeaux, Aimee O'Neal and husband Justin, Kristie Martinez and husband Leo. Great grandchildren, Andrew Holliday, Aden Ayres, Kaylee Martinez, Leandro Martinez Jr. Ty Pearce, Carter Thibodeaux, Rebecca Villanueva, J.T. Martinez, Rudy Villanueva Jr.

To send a floral remembrance for the Elva Taylor family visit our sympathy store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Smith

Gail Smith, 65, of Saratoga, died on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Gail was born September 9, 1952, in Beaumont to Thomas and Ruth Cummings Anderson. She lived in the Saratoga area most of her life and retired from Precinct 3 County Barn as their secretary.

Gail is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Joe Troy Smith

Those left to cherish her memory are; step-mother, Sue Anderson of Saratoga, son, John Marshall and wife Leisha of Saratoga, daughter, Julie Herrera and husband Randy of Saratoga, brother, Rodger Dale Anderson and wife Rene' of Livingston, grandchildren, Taylor Marshall, Reagan Marshall, J.T. Taylor, Gracie Willette, Xander Willette, and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at West End Baptist Church in Saratoga with Reverend Keith de la Moriniere officiating. Interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery. A gathering of Gail's friends and family will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at West End Baptist Church of Saratoga.

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

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

Cameron

Florence Sue Cameron, 80, of Liberty, Texas, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

She was born on May 4, 1938 in Baytown, Texas to the late Daniel and Mary Jones Chapman.

Florence was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She enjoyed shuffleboard and playing BINGO. Florence also loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Donald Patrick Cameron; her son Patrick Anthony Cameron; her grandson Duane Cameron; her sisters Dorothy Avant, Kathryn Sampson and Jennifer Chapman; her brothers John D. Chapman, Robert H. Chapman, Charles O. Chapman and Joseph L. Chapman. She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her sons Joseph Kelly Cameron; Marvin Duane Cameron and wife Rhonda; her grandchildren Misti Robbins, Brandon Cameron and wife Shelby, Corey Cameron, Samantha Cameron, JP Pitre and Korey Pitre; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

It was Florence’s wishes to be cremated and laid to rest with her husband in Houston National Cemetery.

Morgan

Weldon Douglas "Doug" Morgan, 61, of Saratoga died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont with his family by his side.

Doug was born May 25, 1956, to Weldon and Shirley Wells Morgan in Morgan City, LA.

Doug graduated from McNeese University with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. He moved to Saratoga in 1977 and worked in the oilfield industry. Doug loved rodeo and loved to ride bulls, but above that, he loved his grandchildren. Every time Buttercup and Buck came to visit "Big Daddy" it would put a big grin on his face.

Doug is preceded in death by his father, Weldon Eugene Morgan

Those left to cherish his memory are; mother, Shirley Faye Morgan of Saratoga, son, Dustin Wayne Morgan of Brenham, daughter, Kaci Kae Morgan of Saratoga, sisters, Shirley Jean Gillen of Saratoga, Carolyn Rene' Anderson and husband Rodger of Livingston, and Lesha Dannette Page of Saratoga, grandchildren, Jayci Rae "Buttercup" and Valen Grae "Buck" Morgan, and a host of loving friends.

Service of remembrance will be Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc with Reverend Mark Ainsworth and Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Oilfield Cemetery. A gathering of Doug's family and friends will also be on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Weldon Douglas "Doug" Morgan please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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

Bell

Nancy Yvonne Bell age 79 of Liberty passed away Thursday May 10, 2018 in Houston, Texas. 

Nancy was born in Devers, Texas September 1, 1938 the daughter of the late Slaydon L. Rector and Nannie Beatrice Woodward Rector. Nancy enjoyed traveling, cooking, antique shopping, and spending time with her family. Nancy was a graduate of Liberty High School Class of 1956 and went on to Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.  She worked for fifty-four years as a Registered Nurse working for what are now Houston Methodist as well as Liberty-Dayton Hospital. She started her career as a house supervisor, to ER Charge Nurse, and finally as the VP of Recruitment and Staffing. In addition to her work as a nurse she also taught nursing at San Jacinto College and Houston Community College.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her son Kevin Paul Lowry Sr. and her brothers Woodrow Rector and Edward Rector.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of forty-three years Edwene Bell of Liberty, son Roger Bell and his wife Sherry of Baytown, daughter Leslie Foreman and husband Robert of Houston, son Daryl Bell and wife Robyn of Liberty, daughter Crystal Votaw and husband Daniel of Dayton, sister Barbara Wiggins of Liberty, and a brother James Rector and his wife Joyce. In addition she leaves her ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

Visitation for Nancy will be held Monday May 14, 2018 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas.  A funeral mass will be celebrated 10AM Tuesday May 15, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church  with burial to immediately follow in Guedry Cemetery, Batson.  Serving as pallbearers will be Daniel Wiggins, Austin Wiggins, Bill Gautreaux, Archie Gillard, Willard “Bubba” Gillard, and Wendell Mangum.  

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. https://www.stjude.org

Wilson

Steven Louis Wilson, 58, of Dayton passed away May 6, 2018.

He was born August 27, 1959 in Houston, Texas to parents Homer Leon Wilson and Joyce Anita Perkins Wilson.

Graveside service for Steve will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2018 at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil.

Steven lived most of his life in the Dayton area. He worked as a welder. He loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Terry Lee White Wilson, daughter, Stacy Wilson, and sister, Peggy Anita Bolin. He is survived by his brothers, Leon Wilson and wife Amanda of Dayton and Robert Bolin of Dayton; his granddaughter, Lexi Tullos of Cleveland; nieces and nephews, Hannah and Allan Works, Josh Brown, Leon Wilson, II and Amber, Carson and Chase Wilson, Ashley Bolin, and Yvonna Bolin; also other relatives and friends

Campbell

Richard Allen Campbell II, 52, of Saratoga, died on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital in Nederland with his family by his side.

Allen was born August 27, 1965, in Liberty to Richard Allen Campbell and Nila Jean Hendricks Campbell. He had lived in Saratoga and Kountze most of his life and worked as a Crane Operator for Gerdau Ameristeel Steel in Rose City.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Reverend Ronnie Morrow and Reverend Wade McKinney, cremation to follow. A gathering of Allen's family and friends will be held Friday, May 11, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc.

Allen is preceded in death by his mother.

Those left to cherish his memory are; father, Richard Allen Campbell and wife Debbie of Saratoga, sons, Justin Campbell of Kountze and Stetson Campbell and wife Tori of Kountze, daughter, Alysen Campbell and fiance' Brody of Houston, sister, Lauri Campbell Tubbs of Saratoga, mother of his children, Tina Lewis and her family Joe and Rachel Lewis of Kountze, nephews, Lane Brock of Saratoga and Ethan and wife Ashley Tubbs of Highlands, nieces, Ashlynn Tubbs of Saratoga, Kelsey Lewis and Sarah Lewis of Kountze, brother-in-law, Terry Lewis of Kountze, uncle, Rodger Campbell of Thicket, great-niece, Nila-Faye, great-nephew, AJ Ellis, and a host of loving friends.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Richard Allen Campbell II please visit our Sympathy Store at http://www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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

Lambert

Peggy Maurine Tanner Lambert, 84 passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Jefferson Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Beaumont, TX, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Tranquility Mausoleum in Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, TX, under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with the Reverend Kyle Williams officiating. An interment will follow at Oak Bluff. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Pace-Stancil in Dayton, TX, on Wednesday evening, May 9, from 5 to 8 pm.

Born in Cleveland, TX, on August 11, 1933, Peggy graduated from Liberty High School in 1952 and began working at the Liberty Courthouse. One Sunday, at the age of 19, she was spotted walking out of the local Baptist church by a young man named Pat Lambert, just recently returned from serving in Germany during the Korean War. Pat was so immediately taken with Peggy that he turned to a nearby friend saying, “If that girl looks up at me, I’m going to marry her!” She looked up. The couple were married on February 21, 1953 and remained so for 56 years until Pat’s passing in 2009.

In their early years of marriage, the couple traveled the coast of the Southern states following jobs in which Pat worked as an insulator, meanwhile having three kids. Sid was born in Louisiana, Carla in Florida and, finally returning home after nearly a decade of travel, Karen was born in Texas. Settling down in Pat’s hometown of Port Neches, the couple began the task of raising their 3 children and becoming involved in various church and civic organizations which, for Peggy, included teaching Sunday School at Central Baptist Church, and assignments as PTA president, Worthy Matron of the Eastern Stars, and Mother Advisor to the Rainbow Girls. After their children were raised, the couple began square dancing as a hobby. It became a lifelong passion for them, bringing many hours of joy and leading to their retirement in Harlingen, TX, considered a mecca for retired square dancers from throughout the U.S.A.

Each summer for 2 weeks, during the last week of July and the 1st week of August, the Lambert family made their way to Garner State Park for camping along the banks of the Frio River. The family swam, tubed the river and danced the night away at the park’s open-aired pavilion, making memories that would last a lifetime and creating a tradition still carried on by family members to this day. Peggy loved camping with family and friends and the Garner legacy she and Pat left is never to be forgotten by her children and grandchildren. They are the happiest of memories.

Peggy was a member of First Baptist Church in Port Neches, TX. She is preceded in death by her beloved spouse Sidney E. “Pat” Lambert, Jr., her parents Perry Aubrey, Sr. and Seivel Margaret Tanner, brothers Milton and Tarlton Tanner, as well as an infant granddaughter named Tina Maurine Lee.

She is survived by son, Sidney E. “Sid” Lambert and his wife Dena, daughter Carla Nero and her husband Ronnie, as well as daughter Karen Lambert Brantley. As the oldest of 9, Peggy loved her younger siblings very much. She is survived by brothers Alfred and Perry Tanner and sisters Margaret Brackin, Renell Fondon, Judy Wheeler and Darlene Tanner. Surviving grandchildren are Rene Self Dinscore, Sidney E. Lambert, IV, Eric Lambert and wife Jessica, Christy Lee Conrad and husband Chris, Jennifer Rene Vincent and husband Mark, Cade and Jace Brantley, Breanne Nero Henson and Joe, Trent Nero, Ken, Jennifer, Nick and Michael Thornell. Also, 13 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Desormeaux

Alice Inez Barnhart Desormeaux, 86, passed away on May 5, 2018 in Beaumont, Texas.

She was born on September 5, 1931, in Batson, Texas to the late Newton Christian Barnhart and Lily Inez Barnhart. Alice was the youngest of five children, her brother J.B. Jordan, sister Dorothy Janic, brother Newton Barnhart and sister Dixie Burke. She graduated from Anahuac High School, Class of 1949.

Alice was married to the late Commissioner Sid Desormeaux for 30 years and lived in Anahuac, Texas. Alice and Sid were members of the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac. She loved her home in Anahuac with the big yard, the catfish pond and the many pecan trees that were planted there. Alice enjoyed the great outdoors if it was not too hot. In her younger years, she loved to get out and drive around the surrounding areas of Anahuac.

Alice loved sewing, playing Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art on her organ and cooking. She thoroughly enjoyed crocheting things for her grandchildren. Alice also liked shopping for clothes and was always so particular about her appearance. She was always happy and smiling, even offering up a little small talk. Although she did not talk a lot you could always see in her beautiful blue eyes that she enjoyed a good visit.

Alice was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was nurturing, strict and respectful. Alice cherished her two sons more than anything in the world and worried about them every minute of the day and night up until the day she passed away. They loved, adored and respected her so much for being the mother she was. Alice treasured her grandchildren and could not wait for the bus to bring them over every evening after school. She would spoil them rotten before sending them back home to their parents.

Alice always asked about all her family. She missed the ones that passed before her and constantly talked about them. She is now with them all and smiling so joyously.

Alice leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons James A. Weaver and wife Sandra and Gary Weaver and wife Geri; her grandchildren Jessica, Valarie, Tyler Weaver and wife Courtney and Kori Metteauer and husband Eric; her great-grandchildren Paisley, Jeremiah, Emmett, Hattie, Blaine, Cameron, Hallie and Hank; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family starting at 2pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. Funeral service will begin at 3pm after the visitation. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Alice’s honor to the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, P.O. Box 609, Anahuac, Texas 77514.

Laviene

Melvin Laviene, 87, born in Hull-Daisetta, Texas, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Houston Texas where he resided until his death. 

Melvin was the first born son of his parents, Effray and Bessie (Love) Laviene.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services; 300 Alabama St.; Liberty, Texas (Althea P. Gibson Chapel) Friday, May 4, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  He will lie-in-state Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:00am – Godfrey Chapel, 508 Lamar Street, Liberty, Texas;  funeral service will follow - 11:00 am.
Interment – Binghman Cemetery – Hardin, Texas.

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

Danford

Danny Danford, 79, of Thicket, died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at his residence with his loving wife and family by his side.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Encounter Church in Votaw. Interment will follow at Menard Chapel Cemetery in Livingston.

Visitation will be on Friday May 4, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Encounter Church.

A native of Plantersville, TX he had lived in Thicket, 17 years and was a carpenter. He had faithfully served his country in the U.S Army.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Danford of Thicket; daughter Kimberly Bush and husband Steven of Hardin; grandchildren, Klint Daniel Bush and wife Shayla of Hardin, Kelly Allyne Bush of Denver, CO, great-granddaughter, Avy Lane Bush of Hardin, nieces, Misty Fincher of SC, Kathy Nelson, and Sherry Goodwin, nephews, James Sloane and David Goodwin, and a host of loving friends.

Honoring Mr. Danford as pallbearers are Jerry Don Love, James Sloane, Bill Brown, Larry Thompson, Calvin Sherman, and Marty Loftin.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Nat Daniel "Danny" Danford please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-226-2100. Earning your trust one family at a time

Lowe

Dolores Davis Lowe, 80, of Dayton passed away Thursday, May 03, 2018 at her residence.

She was born June 29, 1937 in Marion County, Mississippi to Julius T. Davis and Minnie Lou Webster Davis.

Service for Mrs. Lowe will be 10:00 a.m., Sunday, May 6. 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Private interment will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park in Houston.

Dolores was a long-time resident of Kenefick after moving from Mississippi. She met the love of her life and her soul mate when she was a mere girl and spent the rest of her life with him and their family. Dolores had many talents, gardening, crocheting, quilting, painting and playing the piano. She loved cooking for her family which was her whole life. She was a member of the Liberty County Art League and the Kenefick Activity Club. Dolores worked alongside her husband in a lifelong commitment ministering to the community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 63 years, Leavy Darby Lowe, Jr.; her sisters, Jerry Sue Davis Stringer and Laquita Davis Hutchins. She is survived by her daughters, Shelia Hall and husband Larry of Crosby, Rita Borny and husband Jean-Francois of Crosby, and Vanessa Shields and husband Paul of Crosby; sons, Reginald Lowe and wife Lori of Dayton and Timothy Lowe and wife Karla of North Carolina; grandchildren, Christina Ortiz, Michelle Spiers, Jeremiah Price, Joshua Price, David Price, Chad Price, Melissa Feti, Christy Price, Regina Monts, Samantha Borny, Serina Borny, Katarina Borny, Katrina Borny, Chelsea Hughes-Martinez, Jesse Martinez, Riley Lowe, P.J. Shields, Kelli Anderson, Brandon Wright, Cameron Lowe, and Shelbi Lowe; numerous great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Gwendolyn Priscilla Davis Ham, Stanley Julius Davis, Patricia Ann Davis Sloan, and Gary Austin Davis; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Achord

Claudia Mae Harris Achord, age 89 of Etoile, TX passed away April 30, 2018 at Twin Lakes Care Facility in San Augustine, TX.

Claudia was born January 1, 1929 in Spurger, TX, daughter of the late Asa Harris and Nellie Spurlock Harris.  She a housewife all her life and she loved her family.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Claudia was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Alabama Engram, son; Johnny Welch, granddaughter; Claudette Svehla, sister; Opal Keaton and brother; Basil Fountain.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Jack Welch and wife Barbara of Etoile, TX, five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and twenty-nine great-great-grandchildren.

Services for Claudia Mae Harris Achord will be Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel of Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Winters

Deacon Henry Dickerson Winters Sr., aka H.D. (Wolf), entered into Heaven’s Gates on Monday, April 30, 2018 at his home in Ames, TX at the age of 83.

Wolf is survived by his children: Diane Donatto, Jeanette Comeaux, Phillip C. Winters Sr. (Erlinda), Henry Dickerson Winters Jr. (Phyllis), 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

H.D. was preceded in death by: his parents, BB Winters Sr., Elvira Dickerson Winters, Desma Mosley Winters; siblings, Bessie Mae Provost, Edward (Bubba) Winters, BB Winters Jr., and Floyd Winters; spouses, Velma Randolph Winters (1995) Vergie Lazard Winters (2004 ); and his son Kevin E. Winters.Visitation will be at Wells Funeral Services; 300 Alabama St.; Liberty, Texas (Althea P. Gibson Chapel) Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  He will lie-in-state Friday, May 4, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:00am – Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church, 808 Washington Liberty, Tx ;  funeral service will follow - 11:00 am.

Interment – Wells Memorial Cemetery – Liberty, Texas.

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

Costello

Anastasia Reyes Costello, 57, of Dayton passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

He was born November 1, 1960 in Galveston, Texas to parents, John Curtis Costello, Sr. and Beatrice DeLeon Costello.

Service for Anastasia will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Interment will follow at Concord Cemetery in Rye, Texas. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Anastasia had worked for Portable Flaring as service supervisor. He was an avid Astros and Texan fan and enjoyed watching their games. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, going jet skiing and going to the driving range. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, friends, and his work family. He will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him.

Mr. Costello was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha S. Costello, and Anthony Curtis Costello. He is survived by his wife Leslie Ara Costello; sister, Rosalie “Cookie” Tanton, and Virginia Williamson and husband Robert, Blanca Fowler and husband Vernon, JoAnne French and husband Dana, Cindy Lopez and husband Trinidad; brother, John Curtis Costello, Jr. and wife Linda; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends

Duff

Mixson Harvey “Mickey” Duff, age 85 of Hull, passed away at his residence May 1, 2018. 

Mickey was born July 28, 1932 in Honey Island, TX son of the late James Duff Sr and Elma Messer Duff.  Mickey graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School in 1950 and then attended Sam Houston State University for a short period of time.  Mickey married the love of his life, Mary Sue Morgan on November 24, 1951 and was married for sixty-six years.  He worked as a supervisor for J.M. Huber and enjoyed hunting, gardening and camping.  His favorite hobby was fishing.  Mickey served on the Hull-Daisetta School Board for fifteen years where he also served as school board President.  If asked, people would say that Mickey had a funny sense of humor.  He will be missed by all.

Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, son; Ronnie Eugene Duff, brothers; N.B. “Barney” Duff, W.C. “PeeWee” Duff, Jim Duff Jr, David Duff, sisters; Mildred Herford and Elma “Linda” Nolte.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of sixty-six years; Mary Sue Duff of Hull, daughters; Jannise McKee and husband Cliff of Baytown, TX, Amy Morris of Crosby, TX, son; Michael Duff and wife Janet of Liberty, grandchildren; Kenny Duff, Kevin Duff, Stephen McKee, Danny McKee, Angela Turner, Lance Duff, Shane Duff and seven great-grandchildren.

Services for Mixson Harvey “Mickey” Duff will be Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Guedry Cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service from 10am to 11am.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

 
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