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Johnston

Marie Jones Johnston, 85, of Liberty peacefully passed away on March 28, 2020 at home in Liberty. 

Marie was born August 19, 1934 in Dayton, Texas to Weldon Jones and Gladys Alexander Jones.  

Marie was a longtime resident of Dayton where she attended Dayton schools graduating in 1952.  She was a loyal member of Heights Baptist Church of Liberty and a board member of Spirit of Sharing.  Marie loved spending time with her family and traveling.

Mrs. Johnston was preceded in death by her parents, Weldon and Gladys Jones; her husband, Malcolm Johnston, Sr.; son, Malcolm Johnston, Jr.; and sister, Betty Jean Aldrich.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Becky Hohn and husband David; sons, Bobby Johnston and Darren Johnston; sisters, Ruth Ellis and husband James; grandchildren, Ashley Blake, Laci Patty, Misty Aubey, Larissa Hodges, and Rachel Johnston; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside service for Mrs. Johnston will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.  Honorary Marie as pallbearers will be Bobby Johnston, Darren Johnston, David Hohn, Sean Patty, Derik Hodges, Ian Blake and Clayton Colvin.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Carley

Aron Cleburn Carley, 89, went to be with his Savior on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Paris, Texas.

He was born on January 25, 1931 in Chicota, Texas to the late John Henry, and Oregon Smith Carley. Aron lived and was married to Naomi Ruth Carley, for 51 years, until her passing in 2006, in Cove Texas. He remarried on August 23, 2009, to the second love of his life, Billie McCaskey, from Destin, Florida. Billie has been a Godsend for him, and the Carley family. Aron and Billie lived in Paris Texas. from 2009, until present.

Aron was preceded in death by his grandson Aron Cleburn Carley II; his granddaughter Megan Carley; his brothers, John, J.O., and Harold Wayne Carley; and his sisters, Georgia Ellen Cheatwood, and Bernice Huls. He is survived by his loving wife Billie; his sons, Milton Wayne and wife Patricia Sue, Henry Oscar and wife Vicky Cheryl; his daughter Kelly Suzette; and son-in-law Marcus Hamilton; his stepchildren Sherry Trotter and husband Nick, and Daniel McCaskey; his sisters, Oveta Hitchcock, Martha Joe Williams, Mary Hitchcock, and Johnny Lynn Landis; his cousins, Bobby Carley, Dora Carley, Tommy Edge, LaVaughn Parsons, and  Latresa Proust; his grandchildren, Casey Jo Spencer and husband Steven, Lacey Ann York and husband Nick, Oscar Wayne Carley and wife Jessica Leann, Preston Chase Carley and wife Jessica, Lynn Carley, Adam Grant Carley, Marcus, Cody, and Noah Hamilton; his step grandchildren, Nicklaus J.A.Trotter, Angela Marie Dawn Campbell and husband Jason; his great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Carli Spencer, Kayla Martinez, Candess Whitaker, Sterling Pasley, Landon York, Adeleah Dailey, Dade Anthony, Shelby Layne, Dahlia Rayne, Hendrix Chase, Abbygail Michelle, Jaycie Grace, Tristan Shay, and Elijah Grant Carley, Kamryn, Karsrsyn, Aron, Kai, Layne, Jace, and Cody Hamilton; his step great-grandchild, Shauna Campbell; his great-great-grandchildren, Timmy Maynard, and Ava Martinez; and numerous nieces, and nephews, and friends.

Aron survived osteomyelitis and the depression era as a child. He left his home and family at 13 years old. Aron loved to hunt and fish with his best friend and brother-in law, Leonard Mroz from Houston. He drove a truck for 25 plus years, and with only limited education, he took a leap of faith late in life, and became a very successful business man, owning ABC Nitrogen, and acquired lease properties for his mainstay and retirement. Aron, or A.C. as some call him, never met a stranger, he accepted Christ late in life, and we will see him again. 

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Oscar Carley, Preston Carley, Adam Carley, Marcus Hamilton, Cody Hamilton and Nick York.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, attendance at the visitation and service will be limited to immediate family. In Pursuant to Executive Order No. GA-08 relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation issued by the Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott, effective March 20, 2020 at 11:59pm, Order No. 1 “In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.”

A visitation will be held beginning at 9am until 11am on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. Sterling Funeral Home is unable to accommodate more than 10 people, so please understand that you may be asked to wait in your vehicle until there is a vacancy to enter. We appreciate your understanding at this time. A memorial service celebrating Aron’s life will be held at a later date.

The family asks that you donate to your church, or charity, of choice instead of flowers.

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

  

  

Moye

David Charles Moye, 75, of Sour Lake, Texas passed away on March 21, 2020, at the Spindletop Nursing Facility in Beaumont, TX.

He was born on June 27, 1944, in Liberty, TX to Archie Charles and Evie Wells Moye. David lived the majority of his life in Sour Lake, TX.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Evie Moye, and his only brother, Galen Moye.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 42 years, Shirley Moye; a sister-in-law Grace Moye of Houston and a sister-in-law Carole Davis of Orange, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving family and friends.

David was a retired laborer from Industrial Apparatus. He was a prolific song-writer who penned hundreds of gospel songs to which he would compose the music. He loved playing the guitar in his church, Praise Chapel, where he was a faithful member for over 49 years. In fact, he was the longest living member. David loved to tell a good joke and when the person laughed he would tell it again to make them laugh even more.

David was a faithful servant who trusted God even in what appeared to be hopeless circumstances. A partial lyric to one of his favorite songs and his wish for all of those that knew him was "I want us to be together in heaven."

We wish to thank the Professional Healthcare Hospice team for their commitment to excellence of care.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Praise Chapel, P.O. Box 30, Sour Lake, TX 77659.

Graveside service will be held on Friday March 27, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Guedry cemetery in Batson, with Reverend Cody Morgan officiating.

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Theriot

He was born August 25, 1956, in Houston, TX to the late LeeRoy and Evelyn Theriot.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Belinda Theriot; brothers, Johnny Theriot, Mark Theriot, Tommy Theriot, and Lee Theriot.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son's, Tad Theriot and wife Melissa of Cameron, LA, John Paul Theriot and wife Jennifer of Raywood, John-David Theriot and fiancé Haylie of Moss Hill, and Kirt Theriot and wife Kelli of Edwards, CA; daughters, Tonya Villalon and husband Nik of Baytown, and Destiny Theriot of Hardin; step-son, Ben Burton and fiancé Ashley of Hardin; step-daughter, Audrey Burton of Hardin; brothers, Rusty Theriot and wife Veronica of Dayton, Terry Theriot and wife Starla of Dayton, and Mike Theriot and wife Carol of Houston; sisters, Bonnie McKinney of Dayton, Annette Simmons of Humble, and Angie Tanner and husband David of Liberty; grandchildren, Krista, Alexis, Skylor, Leilan, Alyssa, Riley, Blake, Alex, Abigail, Tara, and Kinsley; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A gathering of Mr. Theriot's family and friends will be Monday, March 23, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

Honoring Mr. Theriot as pallbearers will be Leilan Theriot, Skylor Theriot, Blake Theriot, Alex Theriot, Riley Hollingsworth, and Luke Melton.

Interment will follow at a later date at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin.

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

Anderton

Bobbie Jo Griffith Anderton, 87, of Eastgate passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 22, 2020. 

 Mrs. Anderton was born on January 24, 1933 in Comanche, Texas. Her parents were Earl Griffith and Flora Flowers Fitts.

Graveside service for Bobbie will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  

Mrs. Anderton had been a resident of Eastgate for over 60 years.  She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.  She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, hummingbirds, and fishing.  Bobbie was an accomplished seamstress and was famous for her delicious pumpkin pies and fruit cakes.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 55 years, Robert Anderton, Sr.; her daughters, Reba Anderton and Patricia Anderton Forest; and her grandson, Thomas Lee Durham.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Glenda Anderton Caughman and husband Ernest; her son, Bob Anderton and wife Julie; her brother, Calvin Lane Griffith; her grandchildren, Mark Johnston, Steven Johnston and wife Holly, Katy Anderton Kelley and husband Michael, Kyle Anderton and wife Allison, Jon Caughman and wife Holly, Jason Caughman and wife Stratford; her great-grandchildren, Roxy, Heidi, Gwen and Maggie Kelley, Kamryn, Karly and Kinley Anderton, and Gunner Burleson; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.                `       

Cornelius

Corneliusy Lois Cornelius, 83, of Deer Park passed away peacefully Monday, March 16, 2020. 

Ruby was born October 19, 1936 in Mart, Texas to parents, Herman EUGENE Ussery and Ruby Phillips Ussery.

Mrs. Cornelius spent her early years in West Texas before moving to the Houston area where she and her family lived for many years.  She worked for the City of Houston before she,, and Kenneth retired to Rockdale, Texas.  They soon decided that it was time to be closer to family bringing them to Dayton, Texas in 2002. Her husband always grew a garden and LOIS always canned and preserved what he grew. They also had Beefmaster cattle that were just like family, they were each named after family members. She loved all her family, especially all the grandchildren and her day was always brightened by all  the children around.

LOIS was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years and 6 months, Kenneth Dale Cornelius; her grandson, James “Bo” Bardwell and great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Michelle McDonald.  She is survived by her son, Mitchell D. Cornelius of Webster, Texas; DAUGHTERS Linda Bardwell and husband Hollis of Pasadena, Texas and Tammy Granberry and husband Ronny of Deer Park, Texas; sisters, Rose Broadhead and Juanita Baker both of Snyder, Texas; brother, Tommy Ussery and wife Gloria of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Michelle Garcia and husband Charlie, Michelle Anderson and husband Jeff, Kristin Cornelius and husband Migel, Cheryl DeLaRosa, Amy Hogan and husband David, Nathaniel D. Cornelius and Aaron Granberry, and wife Kat; great grandchildren, Chanda, Shay, and Austin Garcia, Morgan McDonald, Katy Markey and husband Austin, Heather, Kari-Leah and Ryan Anderson, Ramiro Tapia, Jr., Aryal, Sophia DeLaRosa, Macy Hogan, Gianna Gonzales, Aubrey Sproat, Skylar Richardson, Wyatt Granberry, and Migel Salazar, Jr.; great great-grandchild, Mercedes Markey; her extended family, Randee Walker and husband Tyler, Baylee Granberry and Tonia Smith; also numerous niecesand friends. 

Services for Mrs. Cornelius will be 11:00a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  The family will receive friends 10:30 until 11:00 at service time.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Wilson

Elizabeth “Betty” Wilson, 96, of Dayton passed away peacefully at home on March 16, 2020. 

She was born January 28, 1924 to Martin E. Olson and Hilda Peterson Olson in Hatton, North Dakota.

Betty graduated from High School in 1941 and enrolled at the Kahler School of Nursing, Rochester, Minnesota in September 1942.  She was a member of the Cadet Nursing Corp and graduated in September 1945.  In May 1945 she married Lt. Reginald Wilson, M.D., who had been sent by the Army to the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minnesota for special training in Anesthesia.  In 1947 they moved to Dayton, Texas where her husband practiced medicine for 35 years.  

Betty was a member of the Dayton First United Methodist Church for over 50 years where she held numerous offices.  She was a Charter Member of the Lakata Club, a member of the Dayton Priscilla Club, and was a member of the Stitch and Chatter Club.  She belonged to the Liberty-Chambers County Medical Auxiliary and Texas Medical Auxiliary.  Betty also belonged to a Birthday Club of local friends for 50 plus years.  

She enjoyed her church activities, traveling, boating, fishing, entertaining, sewing, houseplants, and “spoiling” her husband, children, and grandchildren. Betty also loved cooking, especially for others, and was a wonderful cook.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Patricia Louise Davis of Poolesville, Maryland; sons, Randall Bruce Wilson and wife Dixie Ann of Dallas, and Larry Martin Wilson and wife Claudia of Chireno, Texas.  She is survived by grandchildren, Ryan Welch and wife Amy of W. Hollywood, California, Lisa Welch of Jeffersonton, Virginia, Kelly Driver and husband Heath of Austin, Texas, Mark Wilson and wife Elizabeth of Dallas, Texas, Elizabeth Smith and husband Marshall of Dallas, Texas, Major Shari Wilson of the United State Air Force, and James Wilson of Tyler, Texas, 10 great grandchildren, also numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 73 years, Reginald; sisters, Marjorie Zappas and Dorothy Donielson; brother, Robert Olson.

Due to the current travel and group restrictions a private interment will be held at Magnolia Park Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. A memorial service for Mrs. Wilson at the First United Methodist Church will be scheduled at a later date.

Gates

Archie Leo Gates, Sr., 77, of Dayton passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Archie was born July 29, 1942 in Liberty, Texas to parents Albert Leo Gates and Ester Belle Stubbs Gates. 

Archie was a lifetime resident of Dayton where he attended Dayton Schools and was a member of South Dayton Baptist Church.  He worked at Exxon before retiring.  Archie enjoyed cattle, ranching, team roping, camping, fishing and working with horses. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife, Linda Gates of Dayton; his children, Dena Blanchard and husband Brett, Leo Gates, Jr. and wife Cecy, David Potts and wife Tammy, Denise Ginn and fiancé David Westbrook; ten grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, sister, Jeanette Shipman and husband Leonard; also numerous other relatives and friends.

Services for Archie will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Rev. Jeff Day officiating. Private interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. 

Williams

Everett A.E. Williams, 18 years young, of Wallisville, Texas, passed away at his home in Wallisville on Thursday, March 12, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on December 19, 2001 in Baytown, Texas to Kristina Ann Gonzales and Christopher Williams. Everett attended Anahuac High School up until the 10th grade. He loved going to church and was a member of the Anahuac Church of Christ.

Everett was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, catching fish, and shooting guns. He also enjoyed mudding in his side by side, running heavy equipment and going to the gun range. Everett’s favorite hobby of all was spending time with his family. He wanted nothing more than to help others and his family whenever he was able. Everett loved so many, and was loved by so many more. He had an energy that with even just one encounter with him, you would remember him for life. Everett was a loving son, brother, grandson and friend to many. Gone too soon and loved by many, he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Everett was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Mittie Lou and Thurman W. Williams; and his aunts Terri Jean Huntley and Diane Thomas. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his father Chris Williams; his mother Kristina Gonzales; his brother Westlee Wyatt Williams; his maternal grandparents Frank and Gloria Gonzales; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Everett left the pain, but he also left us all and we will never be the same again. Now he is no longer in pain, yet we will continue to hurt.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 2pm on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Tilton Cemetery, with Pastor Don Cain officiating.

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

Mitchell

Peggy Lynn Epperson Mitchell, 78, of Dayton passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Houston Methodist Willowbrook.

She was born August 9, 1941 in Goosecreek, Texas to parents Aubrey Calvin Epperson and Mary Thelma Garrison Epperson.

Services for Mrs. Mitchell will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Dayton with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Peggy graduated from South Park High School in 1959. She had been a resident of Dayton for over 20 years after moving from Friendswood. She loved her church as she sang in the choir and played handbells. Peggy loved being with her family and especially loved the children that she kept.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Herman Alvis Mitchell; brother, Charles Epperson and sister, JoAnn Parmley. She is survived by her sons, Mark Mitchell and wife Tammy, Jason Mitchell and wife April; daughter, Mary Alice Mitchell; grandchildren, Seth Mitchell, Shay Mitchell, Macy Mitchell, Cameron Mitchell and wife Brenna, Blake Mitchell, Landen Mitchell, Brooklyn Mitchell and Nolan Mitchell; great-grandchild on the way, Harper Grace Mitchell; brother, Larry Epperson and wife Dianne; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Salinas

Guadalupe “Lupe” Salinas, 60, of Baytown, Texas, passed away at his home in Baytown on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 14, 1960 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Francesca Avila Sanchez and Pablo Salinas, Sr.

Lupe attended Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown before starting his career as an industrial painter. He worked in the plants in and around the Houston and Baytown areas as a painter and sandblaster. Lupe pursued many hobbies, some of which included cooking, reading the Bible and drawing. He enjoyed drawing abstracts and portraits of Indians and warriors. Lupe also loved listening to 70’s and 80’s music. Some of his favorites included music from the Eagles, ZZ Top, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and REM.

Lupe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was dedicated, loyal and honest; he lived his life with integrity, and others knew they would never meet a more dependable man. He had a big heart, lived a full life and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Lupe was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Pablo Salinas, Jr., Maria Rosalinda Ybarra and San Juanita Salinas Arellano. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 40 years, Donna Jean Johnson Salinas; his children Ashleigh Jackson and Ky Plummer, Megan Salinas and Eric Esquibel, Michael Daniel Guadalupe Salinas, Julie Salinas and James Ray Harrison all of Baytown; his nine grandchildren; his siblings Adriana Salinas Nitsch and Sylvia Sanchez Salinas; his numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 3pm until 5pm in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A celebration of Lupe’s life will follow the visitation at 5pm at the funeral home.

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

Deacon John Wilford Sandles, Sr.

In the early years, he was president of the Usher board and later became president of the Deacon board of the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and served until his death. 

Jack was a loving man who never met a stranger.  He was known for his mustache and his beautiful smile.  He was loved by many and his love was displayed in every avenue of his life.  Jack influenced young and old and cultivated irreplaceable memories with numerous individuals.  He will surely be missed. He was preceded in death by his wife Marie Sandles, January 29, 2009.  His parents, Rosie Mae Robbins Smith and Ira Sandles; seven sisters, Alma Faye Smith, Vern Ruth Johnson, Annie Mae Franklin, Freddie Mae Coffer, Alma Ree Yarbrough, JoAnn Ross and Alneida Goffney; four brothers, Tommie Lee Smith, Edgar Smith, Terry Wayne Sandles and Willie Edward Sandles.

Jack leaves to carry on his legacy his nine children, Mary Lou Johnson, Sam Henry (Josephine) Sandles, John Wilford (Paula) Sandles, Jr., Theresa Ann Sandles, Tony Edward Sandles, Gloria Armstrong, Glenda Jones, Terry Wayne (Rochelle) Sandles, Jackie Christina Sandals.  A very special niece, Betty (Brian) Edwards and nephew Willie Johnson; twenty-four grandchildren, a number of great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  Extended family, Ted (Molly) Plant.  Best friends Samuel Jackson and Rev. Robert Seals.
A Wake Service will be held Friday, March 13, 2020, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 2812 N. Cleveland St., Dayton, Texas from 6:00p to 8:00pm.  Deacon Sandles will lie

in-state from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church, 202 E. Houston St., Dayton, Texas – Funeral services will began - 11:00 am.

Citizen

Faith Lashand Laniece Citizen was born on June 10, 1993 to the parents of Paul Kerry Citizen and Mary Bush in Crowley, Louisiana. 

She departed this world to be with our Lord, February 28, 2020 in Kingwood, Texas.

She will be greatly missed by her loving family.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 13, 2020, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Texas from 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  She will lie-in-state Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Trinity Valley Baptist Church, 801 Sam Houston, Liberty, Texas from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, followed by Funeral Services at 2:00pm.

Mosley

Herbert Mosley was born on November 6, 1947 in Liberty, Texas.

He was the 12th of 13th children born to the union of Eddie & Effie Lee Mosley. Herbert confessed Christ at an early age, he accepted God’s invitation to eternal life and was Baptized.

Herbert was commonly known as “Butch or Moe”. He graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1966. He later enlisted in the United States Navy as an Aviation Machinist Mate. During his service Herbert received the following medals and awards: National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea). After his honorable discharge he attended Texas Southern University. Herbert was employed with the Phillips Petroleum Company known as Phillips 66 for several years.

Herbert was previously married and through that union a daughter was born, Fayona N. Mosley (Pitts). Everyone who knew Butch knows he had an undying love for his family and a passion for horses. He would help any and every one that was in need. He was truly loved by his family and friends.

Herbert was called to his heavenly home on March 2, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents and eleven siblings.

Herbert leaves to cherish his memories a daughter Fayona Pitts and son-in- law Jamon Pitts (Clarksville, TN). A sister Lillian Lee (Raywood, TX). Three grandchildren Kameron, Braxton, and Faylen (Clarksville, TN). An ex-wife Edith Mosley and step son Dwayne Coleman (Baton Rouge, LA). A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020, St. Miles Baptist Church, 120 US Hwy 90, Ames, Texas 77575.

Payne

The sun rose in Dayton, Texas on November 28, 1963, bringing with it a new day and a new life. 

Baron Fitzgerald Payne was born to the late Oscar Lee “Baby Boy” Payne and the late Brenda Carol Cherry Payne.

Baron departed this life on March 6, 2020, in the early morning.  He made a commitment to Christ at an early age and was baptized at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  His commitment was tested time and time again.

Baron was a graduate of the class of 1983, from Dayton High School, but it should’ve been 1982.  He decided to skip his senior year and had to go back and get it.  He had a passion for all sports: football, baseball and fishing were his specialties.  We believe he missed his calling in “boxing”.  Baron also attended Lamar University.  

Baron was very active in the upkeep of Acie Cemetery until his health failed him.  Everyone who really knew Baron, knew that he was kind, compassionate and had a benevolent heart.  If we weren’t watching, he would give his belongings away as well as yours to the people he felt needed them. Baron would often say, “Gala and Minique, y’all got so much and you will never miss it.  They need it more than y’all do.”  His good will towards others and generosity still reigned true until his dying breath.  Baron will leave a void in our lives and will be truly missed by all.

Mourning the loss of Baron’s vibrant presence are his sisters: Minique J. Payne and Gala Payne Robinson (Gregory); his niece, Quantinique White; his nephew Brendan DeRouen; his uncles, Heron Payne(Patricia), Charles Jesse and Wayne Cherry; his aunts Ada Payne and Cynthia Payne; his God-Father Ivory  Kelley, Sr. and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March13, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 801 S. Colbert Street, Dayton, Texas 77535 at 2:00pm.

Tellez

Joshua “Josh” Paul Tellez, 22, of Provo, Utah passed away on March 5, 2020. 

Josh was born November 4, 1997 in Channelview, Texas to parent Jose Tellez, Jr. and Suzann Parker Tellez.

Services for Josh will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Liberty, Texas.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 10:40 a.m. prior to Josh’s service  at the church. Interment will follow at LaPorte Cemetery in LaPorte under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Josh had lived most of his life in Dayton where he attended Dayton schools.  He was a member of the DHS Band and Color Guard.  He was on the DHS Newspaper staff and a member of the ROTC Marines. Josh graduated from DHS in 2016.  He enjoyed all music, playing video games, working out and collecting knives.  He was currently in management at Little Caesar’s Pizza in Utah where he had lived for the past two years.

Josh was preceded in death by his father, Jose Tellez; his grandparents, Donald Haven, Mel Berges, Raul Tellez and Carmen Tellez.  He is survived by his parents, Suzann Cameron and husband Chris; grandmother, Alice Haven; grandfather, Hewey Parker and wife Debbie; brother, John Tellez  and wife Whitney; sisters, Bianca Brackin and husband Jeff and Nyah Tellez; nieces and nephews, Jeff Brackin, Jr., Carmen Tellez and Joey Tellez; also numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends.  

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to your favorite charity.   


Breeze

Clifford James Breeze, 76, of Dayton passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020.

He was born February 1, 1944 in Galveston to parents Clifford M. Jackson and Mary Ella Bell Jackson.  

Clifford grew up in San Francisco and had lived in the Baytown and Highlands area before moving to Dayton in 1999.  He served in the United States Army.  He worked for Solvay Polymer for over 30 years.  Clifford was a Christian man and he was a historian especially on the WWII years.  He enjoyed oil painting, pencil drawing, gun collecting  and coin collecting.  

Mr. Breeze was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Jo Ann Handy, his best friend and brother, Andrew Charles Jones, Jr who is fondly remembered as Clifford’s soul brother.  

He is survived by his daughters, Zenobia Ann Breeze, Camille Chermico Breeze, Desiree Deanna Breeze, Charmian K. Breeze; his half-sisters, Bobbie Breeze and Phyllis Swain; his half-brothers, Edward Breeze, Jr., Philip Swain, and David Swain; grandchildren, Raymond D. Ranzy, Johleel D. Waddy, and Marcellus C. Breeze  and four granddaughters; great-grandchild, Kavion James Ranzy; mother of Desiree and Charmian, Pamela Collins; numerous other relatives and friends.  

The family will hold a private service at a later date.  All arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Williams

Ruth Theriot Williams of College Station, TX passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020, at the age of 85, surrounded by her family.

She was born December 10, 1934, in Gregg County, TX to the late Thomas Hayden and Willie Mae Theriot.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Hayden and Willie Mae Theriot.

Those left to cherish her memory are; her husband of 64 years, W. Lee Williams of College Station; daughters, Lynn Bronstad and husband Larry of College Station, and Dana Murphy and Prichard Ortiz of Corpus Christi; brothers, Tommy Theriot and wife Joyce of Mt. Juliet, TN, and Bobby Theriot and wife Phyllis of Sour Lake; sister-in­-law, Beverly and husband Rhea of Sour Lake; and brother-in-law, Mical Williams of Silsbee. She is also survived by grandchildren, Cathy Burnett and husband Jason of Ponca City, OK, Cody Murphy of San Antonio, Josh Bronstad of Dallas, and Shaun Murphy and wife Allison of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Grant Burnett of Ponca City, OK, and Vivienne, George, and Jack Murphy of Dallas; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

A service of remembrance will be held at Rosedale Cemetery in Sour Lake, TX on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. with Tom Theriot officiating. A gathering of Mrs. Williams' family and friends will also be Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Sour Lake, TX.

Honoring Mrs. Williams as pallbearers will be Glenn Burdine, Cody Murphy, Josh Bronstad, Shaun Murphy, Kevin Byram, and Kelly Byram

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803.

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Barnhart

Bobbie Jean Barnhart, 87, of Hull, Texas passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Kingwood Hospital.

Bobbie was born on March 30, 1932, in Liberty, to the late Hubert Lamar Payne and Mamie Wagner Payne. A long time resident of Hull, she had a kind heart toward everyone she met and will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Bobbie is preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Shelia McMurtry, Regena McMurtry. Sisters, Virginia Parks, Beatrice Caraway. Brothers, James Payne, Elbert Payne, Floyd Payne, Donnie Lee Payne.

Those left to cherish her memories are daughter, Nicole Marino and husband Daniel of Houston; Frances Fregia of Porter. Sons, Ronnie Barnhart of Hardin; Ricky Barnhart and wife Karen of Hardin, and numerous nieces and nephews. Grandchildren: 8 and great grandchildren: 21.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Joe Dougharty officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson. A gathering of family and friends will be on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

Honoring Bobbie as pallbearers are John Barnhart, Blaine Barnhart, Kenneth Payne, Aubrey Cessna, Jerry Wayne Fregia, Jimmy Ard.

Honorary pallbearers are Nathaniel and Mason Marino, Hunter Whitehead.

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Kelly

Donald Duane Kelly, 77, of Silsbee, Tx, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Duane was born on December 23, 1942, in Fitzsimons, Co. to the late Donald "Don" Kelly and Eulalee Teague. A graduate of South Park High School, class of !962 and the Lamar University Regional Police Academy. Duane was a U.S. Navy veteran with assignments both at sea and on shore. Upon his honorable discharge, he was employed as an installer for Western Electric. Later, he managed a local sporting goods store and owned his own business, A Radiator, in Beaumont, TX. Duane was widely known as Mr. Fixit, especially when it came to gunsmithing and automotive repair work. He would frequently be found working in his shop modifying old muscle cars and engines as well as competing in both automotive and motorcycle events. He was a fiercely competitive competition shooter and had a first place finish at the World Skeet Shoot early in his career. He also enjoyed Practical Pistol and Three Gun events. Duane was an avid dear hunter as well. Upon retirement, Duane and his loving wife, Janis relocated from Beaumont to Silsbee, where they enjoyed life with a multitude of pets and livestock for the past 12 years.

Duane is preceded in death by his loving grandmother, Minnie Walker; his parents; son, Vance Watkins; granddaughter, Heather Bertrand and sister, Kathy Watson.

Those left to cherish Duane's memory are his loving wife and soulmate of 48 years, Janis Nusom Kelly; daughter, Rebecca "Becky" Bertrand and husband John; nephews, Allan and Benjamin Rust, along with numerous cousins.

A graveside service of remembrance will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 11;00 a.m.at Guedry cemetery in Batson, TX. with Rev. Hector Marchado officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, March 7, 2020, starting at 10:00 a.m.at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc.

Honoring Duane as pallbearers are Vincent Beach, George Fontenot, Randy Byars, Buddy Nusom, Bryant Shelton and Ken Dollinger.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Ave. Beaumont, TX> 77705 409-833-0504

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Langston

Patricia Ann Langston, 75, of Kountze, Texas passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, with her loving family by her side at Kountze Nursing Center.

Patricia was born on February 17, 1945, in New Orleans, to the late John Laird and Maureen Eggert. She had lived in Kountze 50 years and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She had a kind heart toward everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Patricia was community-minded and loved to serve. She had served as Director of United Appeals of Hardin County for many years.

Patricia is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William” Bill” Langston son; Anthony Gibson sister, Bonnie McDonald, and grandson, Tucker Herridge.

Those left to cherish her memory are daughters, Lori Parker and husband Leroy of Honey Island; Sherry Page and husband Bill of Kountze; and son Alan Maynard of Silsbee. Grandchildren; 10, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at Jordan Cemetery in Honey Island.

Honoring Patricia as pallbearers are Josh Walker, Aubrey Walker, Justin Walker, Chris Behnken, Brent Parker, Matt Clamon. Honorary pallbearers are Donnie Jordan and Nick Herridge.

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Smith

Ronald Hugh Smith, 63, of Hull, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at his residence.

He was born April 18, 1956, to Roland Royce Smith and Virginia Littlejohn Smith.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Houston Smith and wife Talaqua of Hull TX and Brannon Smith and wife Laura of Bastrop, LA. Daughter, Kala Hendricks and husband Justin of Liberty, TX. Brothers, Tony Smith and Len Smith of Groveton, TX. Sister, Carla Smith of Trinity, TX. Grandchildren, Micah Smith, Mason Smith, Ann Marie Smith, Harmony Vandyke, Paisley Hendricks, and Haegyn Hendricks.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 6.00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc with Olyn Hendricks officiating, cremation to follow. A gathering of Mr. Smith's family and friends will begin at 5:00 P.M. just prior to the service.

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

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Snell

Thomas Edgar Snell, 76, of Hardin, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center with his family by his side.

Mr. Snell was born May 2, 1943, in Orange, TX to the late Frank Edgar Snell and Nola Faye Parker. Mr. Snell graduated from Hardin High School and in 1967 he joined the United States Army where he proudly served his country during Vietnam.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nola Snell; and brother, James Snell.

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Mary Snell of Hardin; daughter, Stephanie Lovell and husband Randy of Hardin; grandchildren, Taylor Collins and husband Dusten, Jace Snell, and Travis Greenhaw, all of Hardin; 1 great-grandchild, Bryclynn Collins of Hardin, numerous nieces, nephew, and a host of loving family and friends.

A graveside service of remembrance will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at Concord Cemetery in Rye, TX. A gathering of Mr. Snell's family and friends will also be Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Concord Cemetery.

Honoring Mr. Snell as pallbearers will be Randy Lovell, Dusten Collins, Travis Greenhaw, J.W. Harwell, Terry Beasley, and Jason Greenhaw. The honorary pallbearer will be Jace Snell.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family to help with medical and funeral expenses.

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Talmadge

Billie Jean Talmadge of Hull, TX passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the age of 89.

She was born February 26, 1931, in Borger, TX to the late Belah Clark Williams and Gladys Mae Abbott Williams.

She is preceded in death by her parents, B.C. and Gladys Williams; her loving husband, Jack Wayne Talmadge; and a brother, David Ray Williams.

Those left to cherish her memory are; son, Gary Wayne Talmadge of Kemper, TX; daughters, Patricia Ann Kershaw and husband Larry of Dayton, and Iris Kay Wages Allison and husband Mike of La Porte; brothers, W. Lee Williams and wife Ruth of College Station, TX, and Mical Williams of Silsbee, TX; sister, Beverly Radley and husband Rhea of Sour Lake; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; 3 nieces, 3 nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Daisetta, TX with Pastor Tim Chavanne officiating, interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, TX. A gathering of Mrs. Talmadge's family and friends will also be Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Daisetta, TX.

Honoring Mrs. Talmadge as pallbearers will be Jason Talmadge, Eric Talmadge, Scott Wages, Matthew Wages, Jared Buchanan, Kade Melancon, and Kale Melancon. Honorary pallbearers are Lisa Williams, Kimberly Melancon, Carly Knowles, Shelly Daniels, and Carla Cronin.

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Boyd

Rev. William David Boyd was born on October 7, 1944, in Memphis, TN. to Rev. William Marvin Boyd and Pearl Terry Ray Boyd, who along with two brothers Emmanuel Boyd of Covington, LA. And Ray Boyd of Memphis, TN. preceded Bro. Boyd in death.

Bro. Boyd is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty Jean Crouch Boyd and his four daughters and their families. Davida Faith Boyd and son David Alexander Boyd of Nederland, TX. Lois Hope Orta and husband Fred and her two daughters Natasha Lace and Sabrina Hope of Waco, TX., Virginia Charity Hubnik and husband Larry of Cameron, TX. and her son Staff Sargeant Courtney David Clary United States Army presently stationed in Germany and Rebecca Ann McElroy of Pearland, TX. and husband Kevin and her three sons Jasper David, Nathaniel James and Austin Kevin. Bro. Boyd is also survived by his two sisters, Sally Barnes of Petal, MS, and Nancy Price of Southaven, MS. Five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Bro. Boyd graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis in June of 1963. He worked at a couple of jobs before going to New Orleans. In New Orleans, he worked and stayed with his brother Emanuel for a few months. Feeling the stir of God, he returned to Memphis and on February 9th, 1964 attended a Sunday night service at the First Pentecostal Church in Millington, TN. where he received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. A few days later his father, Rev. William Boyd, baptized him in the Name of Jesus Christ in Wolf River.

It was a few days later that Bro. Boyd began attending the Church of Jesus Christ in Memphis. It was here, at the Church of Jesus Christ, that he renewed his acquaintance with a young lady named Betty Jean Crouch. It was a love affair that would last for over 55 years. Because of family problems, Betty returned to New Orleans to live with her mother. This didn’t stop their love. Bro. Boyd would take The City of New Orleans every other Friday to visit with Betty. It was also in Memphis that Bro. Boyd felt God was calling him into the Ministry.

It was on one of these trips to New Orleans that Bro. Boyd first attended the Jesus Name Apostolic Church where he and Betty would be married on July 2nd.1964. After just a few months of living in Memphis, Bro. and Sis. Boyd moved to New Orleans where they would live for the next 12 years. All four of The Boyd Girls, Davida Faith, Lois Hope, Virginia Charity, and Rebecca Ann would be born in New Orleans.

It was at the Jesus Name Apostolic Church in New Orleans that Bro. Boyd would allow the Lord to launch his ministry. Bro. Boyd served as Youth Leader, Adult Sunday School Teacher, Bible Teacher and one of the Assistants to the Pastor. He would also preach revivals and serve other pastors in the area by preaching in their absence.

While living in New Orleans Bro. Boyd went to work with Southern Bell Telephone (later South Central Bell) Company and stayed with them for almost 12 years. He went from Lineman to Installation/Repairman to Cable Field Technician and Relieving Cable Splicer’s Supervisor.

In February 1975, Bro. Boyd, Sis. Boyd and the Girls began traveling from New Orleans to Purvis, MS. on the weekends because Bro. Boyd had felt the call to go to Purvis to establish a Pentecostal Church. God blessed and the Boyds relocated to Purvis where they would spend the next eleven- and one-half years. For the first few months, Church was held in their living room and then an old U.S.Army Mess Officer’s tent with a sawdust floor and a few slated benches.

The first four and a half years, Bro. Boyd continued to work with the telephone company and then in 1979 he resigned from the phone company and began serving in the Ministry fulltime. Through the working of the Holy Ghost and under Bro. Boyd’s leadership, the First Pentecostal Church of Purvis was established and began a phenomenal growth from the Boyd family to record attendance of over 120. The first building was erected and dedicated in 1978. The second Church sanctuary was erected and dedicated in 1983.

In 1986 the Boyds resigned the Pastorate of the First Pentecostal Church of Purvis, MS. and began Evangelizing. The Boyds would crisscross America and Canada preaching Revivals, Camp Meetings, Youth Camps, Retreats and Conferences in over 44 states and four Canadian Provinces and seeing thousands of lives changed.

In April of 2000, while preaching a revival in Nederland, Bro. Boyd at the age of 55 became very sick and so the Boyds sold their truck and travel trailer and bought a house in Nederland, TX. This closed the door on another chapter of the Boyd’s life of almost 15 years of pulling a trailer from Coast to Coast. The Boyds began attending Nederland Apostolic Church. Bro. Boyd worked for and with Bro. James Corkran for 15 months as he recovered his health and then in 2001, the “doors began to open” again for the ministry that the Boyd’s could offer. The Boyds once again began traveling in the Evangelist work. This time traveling by car and air, averaging over 30,000 miles a year on their automobile, from California to Florida, from Texas to North Dakota and all points in between. The Boyds traveled preaching Revivals, Seminars, Anniversary Services, and Camp Meetings, doing what they felt God had called them to do....helping Churches.

In January of 2007, Bro. Boyd fulfilled a lifelong dream and made a Missionary trip to Campinas and Porto Allegro, Brazil to visit and preach for the Lambeths and the Apostolic Churches of Brazil. In 2008, Bro. and Sis. Boyd, both were able to make another Missions trip to preach a revival crusade for the late Missionary John Wilkins in Guadeloupe, French West Indies.

Over the years, the Boyds preached revivals in small struggling Home Mission churches as well as many of the largest Pentecostal churches and there are literally thousands that have been encouraged, baptized in Jesus Name and received the Holy Ghost in the Revival Meetings where Bro. and Sis. Boyd ministered in Word and Song.

And then at the age of 66 years, Bro. Boyd began a new adventure in his life when he accepted the pastorship of the First Pentecostal Church in Sulphur, LA. Never ones to shirk from a job, the Boyds gladly took on the position and almost immediately began a complete re-modeling of the sanctuary of First Pentecostal Church. Under Bro. Boyd’s leadership the Church grew and was blessed. Then after almost 2 years because of Bro. Boyd’s health problem the Boyds reluctantly resigned FPC Sulphur and moved back to their home in Nederland, TX. to attend Faith Tabernacle of Port Arthur and try and be a blessing, however, the Lord led.

In July 2014, Bro. Boyd was diagnosed with Uveal Melanoma in his left eye and in September, his left eye was removed and he began his battle with cancer. Treatments were every two weeks and thousands of miles were traveled to and from M.D. Anderson in Houston and through it all Bro. Boyd remained faithful to God and His church.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Port Arthur with Reverend Kaleb Rule officiating, interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. A gathering of Bro. Boyd's family and friends will be Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. also at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church.

2 Tim 4:7-8

7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
KJV

Evans

Jimmy Lee Evans, 44, of Hardin, Texas, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at his residence.

Jimmy was born on August 6, 1975, in Houston, TX to Mederris Evans and Dora Smith Evans. A long time resident of Hardin, Jimmy was a self-employed carpenter and a jack of all trades.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his grandparents; Leon and Lola Smith, and Mederris and Marguerite Evans.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Mederris and Dora Evans of Hardin; brother, Mederris Leon Evans of Hardin; sister, Tammy Johnson of Floresville, TX; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of other family members and friends.

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

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Fourniquet

Edward Samuel Fourniquet Jr, 77, of Rye, passed away February 25, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Fourniquet was born on October 22, 1942, in Houston, TX to the late Edward Samuel Fourniquet Sr. and Nancy Ethel Ellisor. He worked many years as a machinist and retired from FMC Technologies.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Willie Estelle Fourniquet; parents, Edward and Ethel Fourniquet; daughter, Leslie Ann Johnson; and grandson, Caleb Wayne Johnson.

Those left to cherish his memory are son, Eric Fourniquet and wife Amanda of Magnolia, TX; daughter, Karla Larson and husband Kevin of Olympia, WA; step-son, Jean Edward Babb and wife Jackie; step-daughters, Nadine Henry and husband David, and Terri Bray and husband Jeff; grandchildren, David, Crystal, Mark, Betsy, Colt and wife Krystal, Tiffany, Brittany and husband Chance, Jarred, Anthony and wife Chyann, Eli, Eve', and Magen; 9 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.

A graveside service of remembrance will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at Cleveland Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Hector Marchado officiating.

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Wallace

Bobbie Sue Wallace, 82, a lifelong resident of Anahuac, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 15, 1937, in Timpson, Texas to the late George Thomas and Mildred Cloteel Johnson Witherspoon. Sue graduated from Anahuac High School in 1956 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Anahuac.

After graduating high school, Sue began working at the Five and Dime store and for Southwestern Bell in Port Arthur as a switchboard operator. She later became a secretary where she worked at Anahuac City Hall, First Baptist Church Anahuac and Security State Band before officially retiring from Tenneco Pipeline.

Sue was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was passionate about her family and loved nothing more than spending time with them whenever she could. Sue had a big heart, lived a full life and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; and her infant brother Maxie Witherspoon. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memory, her husband of 64 years, Sam Wallace, Sr. of Anahuac; her children Charlotte Salles and husband Erik of Anahuac, Sam Wallace, Jr. and wife Joey of Wallisville, and Lori Reagan and husband David of Atascocita; her grandchildren Austin Wallace, Tyler Salles, Jeremy Landry, and Dallas Reagan; her great-granddaughter Reagan Renee Landry; her siblings George Witherspoon, Jr. and Betty of Gladewater and Ilene Manuel and husband E.J. of Brock; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers are Erik Salles, Jeremy Landry, and David Reagan. Honorary pallbearers will be E.J. Manuel and Tyler Salles.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 1pm on Sunday, March 8, 2020, in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A funeral service will follow at 2pm at the funeral home with Bobby Hall officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow.

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

Thamm

Betty Ruth Strong Thamm, 82, of Dayton, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on March 2, 2020 at home.

Betty was born on December 28, 1937 in James, Texas to parents Joseph Strong and Evie Lee Strong.

Visitation for Mrs. Thamm will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday evening  at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.  Services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Powe officiating.  Interment to follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Betty had been a resident of the Dayton area for over 60 years.  She was previously of East Texas.  Betty filled her days with enjoying her family, gardening, canning, cooking, sewing, and crocheting.  She loved collecting cookbooks and shopping for items to make her home a cheerful place.  God gave her a beautiful smile and cheerful nature, always caring for others and opening her home and heart to all.

Mrs. Thamm was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 55 years, Hans Eric Thamm; and granddaughter, Amanda. 

She is survived by her children, Fred Thamm, Joe Thamm and wife Debbie, Wanda Loving and husband Tony, Peggy McCorkel and husband Kenneth, Jr.; brothers, Johnny Strong and Jerry Camp and wife Suzanne; sister, Jenell Camp; grandchildren, Crystal, Fred, Shelby, Sheila, Sealina, Jeremy, Josh, Tiffany, Clint, Misty, and Marshal; great-grandchildren, Alyissa, Christian, Toby, Jason, Madisson, Nick, Cole, Skyla, Kailey, Taylor, Bryce, Kalina, Peyton, Lani, Braison, Marley, Hawthorn, Shelby, Shyler, Avery, James, Noah, Chaya, Chad, Destiny, Justice, Micah and Libby; great-great-grandchildren, Skyler, Scarlett, Kamden, Dustin, and Hollis; her loving in-laws; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host  of friends.

Walden

Leonard “Verdell” Walden, 96 of Dayton passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. 

Verdell was born July 30, 1923 in Savoy, Texas to parents O’Rastus P. Walden and Ruby Randell Walden.

Visitation for Mr. Walden will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.  Services for Verdell will be 11;00 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Davis officiating.  Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Mr. Walden spent his younger years in South Texas.  He proudly served in the United States Marines during WWII participating in the occupation of Japan.  Verdell had lived in Jacinto City for over 30 years before moving to Trinity where he was a longtime resident.  He was a member of the Trinity Pines Baptist Church and a former member of the Masonic Lodge.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Inez Almeta Walden, his brothers and sisters Johnny, Decky, Dorothy, Pete, Georgie and Deanie.  Verdell leaves behind to cherish his memory two sons, Jimmy Walden and wife Linda and Rocky Walden and wife Patricia; one daughter, Jan Walden; brother, Bobby Walden; sister, Faye Wofford; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. 

Scherer

Robert “Bobby” Burns Scherer, Jr., lifelong resident of Anahuac, Texas, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 28, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 31, 1937 in Beaumont, Texas to the late Lola Foster and Robert Burns Scherer, Sr.

Bobby graduated from Anahuac High School in 1955 where he was a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Club, the Debate Club, the Bookworms Club and played a trumpet in the band. He was elected Mr. Anahuac High in 1955. After graduating from Rice University with his bachelor’s degree in History, he had attended Perkins School of Theology at SMU. Bobby’s plan was to become a preacher. Upon completing his education, he returned to Anahuac to live out the rest of his life. He was working at his father's Chrysler dealership from 1963 to 1972 when he got an urge to run for District Clerk, and won. He served as the District Clerk of Chambers/Liberty Counties for over 36 years before he retired and became a volunteer at the Chambers County Museum.

Bobby was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Anahuac for more than 60 years. He served in many clubs and organizations and some as a board member. These included Chambers County Historical Commission, Spindletop MHMR, the Anahuac Lions Club and the Sons of Confederate Veterans Speights Battalion to name a few.

Bobby pursued many interests, some of which included reading books and watching car shows after church. He loved his Dodge Charger and would ask many local folks if they wanted to race him. Bobby would often tell everyone that he was an expert on cars and any models made. What he was exceptional at was sharing his knowledge of the people and the history of Anahuac and the surrounding area with us and we devoured every word and every fact. Bobby knew anything about a specific person and without hesitation, he recited their date of birth, date of marriage and to whom, parent’s names and dates of birth, etc. He knew the history of people like the back of his hand.

Bobby was "one of a kind" and there will never be another like him. He will be missed tremendously and remembered dearly by family and friends alike. We will all miss the way he listened intently, peppered his conversation with words like perused and jovial without sounding pretentious, hearing him greet you with whatever nickname he assigned you, admiring his mellow, wonderful speaking voice as he recalled the answer to any history or genealogy question, and the loss of that encyclopedic knowledge leaves a hole in our hearts and in Chambers County history.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Pam Burns. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory, his wife of 41 years, Eleanor Crump Scherer; his children Sam Scherer, Andrea Griffin and Caroline Koonce and husband Jason; his grandchildren Emily Griffin, Sara Griffin, Tyler Koonce and Jackson Koonce; his nephew Vance Tarter and wife Trisha; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of Bobby’s life will be held at 1pm, on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, 204 Trinity Street, with The Rev. Elizabeth Miller officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made in Bobby’s honor to the NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) 4301 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203 or to The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center by visiting https://gifts.mdanderson.org/ or to the Anahuac ISD Education Foundation, 804 Mikhael Ricks Dr, Anahuac, TX 77514.

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

Johnson

Johnny “Dickie” Lovell Johnson age 61 passed away Friday February 28, 2020.

Johnny was born in Pasadena, Texas January 31, 1959 the son of Johnny Johnson and Patsy Cunningham Johnson. Johnny enjoyed fishing, hunting, or anything on the water. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Johnny was a man of conviction, if he told you he was going to do something, he did, he was direct, honest, and trustworthy. A hard worker he last worked at Smart Materials as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. He had worked previously for Colby Construction, Johnson Trucking, and Baytown Sand and Clay. Johnny was also a proud member of the NRA Golden Eagles.

Johnny was preceded in death by his mother Patsy Johnson and his sister Stacy Johnson-Hawks. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of twenty three years Cheryl Johnson, father Johnny Johnson, daughters: Shamron Johnson; Tamra Slavin; Tonja Reddin; and Dawn Abshire. He also leaves his brother Dwayne Johnson and two sisters Rhonda Mainor and husband Eddie and Angela Vaughn. Johnny also leaves his three grandchildren: Halston Abshire; Blake Abshire; and J.C. Crockett.  In addition he leaves his great-grandson K.C. Crockett and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Visitation will be held Tuesday March 3, 2020 from 5-8PM at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. A funeral service will be held 10AM Wednesday March 4, 2020 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Johnson Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Linney

Timothy “Tim” Eugene Linney, 68, of Brazoria passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020 in Houston. 

Tim was born January 3, 1952 in Hawkins, Texas to parents Jack Brooks Linney and Juanita Fregia Linney.

Tim spent his younger years in LaPorte where he graduated from LaPorte High School in 1969.  He has lived in Brazoria for the past eight years after moving from Rosenberg where he lived for six years.  He worked for Apeck Construction and previously worked in San Antonio in the tower industry.  Tim enjoyed golf, cooking and being a member of the springer spaniel rescue group.

Mr. Linney was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Jack Brooks Linney and Juanita Fregia Linney, also brother Jack B. Linney, Jr.   He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Loanne Linney; children, Levi Linney and wife Alex, Scott Schroeder and wife Jennifer, Christine Fuentes and husband Jose and; grandchildren, Alex Fuentes, Nicole Fuentes, Logan Fuentes, Penelope Linney and Evelyn Linney; brothers, Rev. Steve Linney and wife Christy, Rev. Mike Linney and Delena, and Paul Linney; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services for Tim will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Rev. Steve Linney and Rev. Mike Linney officiating.  Interment will follow at Linney Cemetery in Dayton.  The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday evening at Pace-Stancil. 

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

Frye

Richard Ronald Frye- age 54 of Dayton passed away suddenly February 25, 2020 in Liberty.

Richard was born April 6, 1965 in Garland, Texas the son of the late Ronald Kenneth Frye and Mary Ethel Page Frye Moseley.

Richard worked as a tow truck operator for Moseley Wrecker for numerous years. He also worked as a Reserve Deputy for Liberty County Sheriff Department and for Allison Funeral Service. Richard was a graduate of Liberty High School Class of 1983. He went on to serve in the US Navy from 1984-1992 aboard the USS Clark. Richard was a member of the Trinity Valley CCA, Liberty Elks Lodge, and the Patriot Guard Riders, and a former member of the Dayton Band Boosters. He will be remembered as a genuine, loyal, loving, and kind man. Richard enjoyed fishing and traveling with his beloved wife.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his step-father James Moseley and his brothers Robert “Robbie” Reese and Thomas “PeeWee” Moseley. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his best friend and wife Derinda Frye of Dayton, daughter Amanda Frye of Lewistown, PA, Mother Bonnie Frye of Leesville, LA, step-children: Heather Maak (Brooks) of Conroe; Garrett Cramer (Julian) of Euless, TX; and Jarred Cramer of Dayton. In addition, he leaves his sisters: Cindy Mouton (Graylings) of Orange; Kim Duncan (Junior) of Leesville, LA; Stephanie Hager (Thomas) of Enid, OK; Brothers: Michael Barker of Michigan; Dwight Moseley (Lisa) Mont Belvieu; and James Moseley. In-laws: Greg and Kathy Seals of Dayton; sister-in-law Darlene Reese of Dallas; brother-in-law: Scott Seals and Tammi of Dayton. In addition, he leaves behind grandson Luke Edward Maak. He also leaves his beloved fur babies: Lassie; Zoie; Ziggie; and CoCo.

Visitation will be held 5-8PM Friday February 28, 2020 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services to be held 2PM Saturday February 29, 2020 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Dean

Earl Lee Dean Sr., 85 passed away peacefully on  Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Houston, Texas on February 23, 1935 to James Madison Dean and Julia Ida Turner.  

Earl Lee grew up in Galena Park, Tx. where he went thru the 6th grade and dropped out of school to take care of his family.  When he was 15 he went to work for Brown and Root.  At age 18 Earl joined the Army, where he traveled with the USO and served as a marksman during the Korean war.  He left the military in 1956 and returned to work with Brown and Root where he became a Master Electrician.  He travelled all over the world, including England, Scotland, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.  Earl retired from Brown and Root after working for them for 57 years.  Once he retired, he decided to take it easy and open a family restaurant.  Which he, his wife  and daughter ran for 11 years. 

Earl Lee married Francine Mattox August of 1956.  They had an exciting and loving marriage for 63 years.  They moved to Dayton in December of 1968 to raise their 4 children.  He was a loving father, but in his eyes, there was nothing that compared to his grandkids.  There was nothing like Papaw’s “Pannycakes” on a Saturday morning.  He loved spending time with them and passing on all his knowledge. 

Earl Lee worked hard for all that he had, and he passed that work ethic on to his family.  He was always there for anyone who needed a hand, no one was ever turned away.  Earl was a practical joker, and no one was safe from his shenanigans.  You always knew he was up to something when you saw the twinkle in his eye.  He enjoyed reading and had a deep love of history. 

He worked oversees so much it was often joked that Francine didn’t have a husband, but to his family he was larger than life.  His family will miss him but takes comfort in knowing he is with his Lord and Savior. 

Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years, Nellie Francine Dean; his son, Earl Lee Dean, Jr.; his granddaughter, Pamela Nicole Harris; his siblings, Jack Murchison, Rosie Ham, Hershel Murchison, Dolly Murchison, Buck Murchison, Marie Weaver, Sissy Davis, and Bo Taylor.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters, Debbie Harris and husband Doug, Phyllis Dean, and Kim McIntosh and husband Tommy; his grandchildren, Tara Day and husband Cody, Jimmy Sciacca and wife Brittany, Cameron Dean and wife Morgan, and Kaitlin McIntosh; his great-grandchildren, Keiliee, Layton, Noah, Jude, Abby and Dominic; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

A memorial service for Earl Lee will be 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at his daughter Kim’s home, 546 South Gates Street in Devers with all friends and family welcome. All services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Honoring Earl’s memory as honorary pallbearers will be Cliff Cunningham, Doug Harris, Tommy Mcintosh, Jesse Fussell, Jimmy Sciacca, Cameron Dean, Cody Day, Boyd Neal, Brad Neal, Cecil Davis, Larry McMillian, Al Perry, Charley Mattox, and Layton Day

Salinas

Rosa Linda Salinas, 70, of Sour Lake, Texas, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont.

Rosa Linda was born on October 26, 1949, in Alice, Texas to the late Frank Sandiefer and Noemi Reyes.

 A long time resident of Sour Lake, she was a retired LVN. She also worked at Russ Wilson, now known as B&B, in Sour Lake and Walmart in Lumberton. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and being with her family. She had a kind heart toward everyone she met and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Rosa Linda is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas C. Sivils, and sister, Beatrice Flores. 

Those left to cherish her memories are; her partner, Joe Walker of Sour Lake; sons, Ernesto Salinas and Roy Salinas and wife Melissa of Sour Lake. Daughter, Sandra Fore and husband Michael of Sour Lake.Brothers, Johnny Sandiefer of Alice; Carlos Hill and wife Trudy of Cypress; Henry Hill and wife Janie of Alice. Sisters, Margaret Elizondo of Alice; Gracie Falcon of Houston; Laura Guzman of Alice; Denise Tapia and husband Sam of Corpus Christi. Grandchildren; 5 and 2 great-grandchildren. 

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Kountze.

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Brady

Philp Hugh Brady, 84, of Pasadena, passed away February 22, 2020, in Houston.

Mr. Brady was born August 4, 1935, in Daisetta to parents, Mac and Mildred Phillip Brady.

Graveside service for Mr. Brady will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie. Visitation will be at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the graveside.

Brady was a longtime resident of Dayton. He was a kind and gentle man. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing.

Mr. Brady was preceded in death by his parents; stepsons, Dee Roy Tumlinson and Jerry Tumlinson and sister, Mickey Rhodes. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathy Brady; daughter, Stacey Cravey; sister, Linda Peacock and husband, Richard; stepsons, Roger Tumlinson and Steve Tumlinson and wife, Dora; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; also numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives.

Basham

Danny Joe Basham, 74, of Saratoga, Texas, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Danny was born on August 29, 1945, in Liberty, TX to the late Jesse James Basham and Daisy Wilson Basham. A long time resident of Saratoga, Texas, He was an oilfield worker. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Danny is preceded in death by his parents; Brothers; Byron and Lester Basham. Grandson;” Little Danny" Basham. Step- dad; Albert Ewing and brother-in-law; Clyde Reid.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 51 years, Connie Basham of Saratoga. Sons; Danny Joe "Joey" Basham of Rye and Jesse Basham and wife Brandy of Rye. Daughter; Amanda Madden and husband Hoss of Saratoga. Sister; June Reid of Midland, TX. Grandchildren; Daniel Madden, Kobe Madden, Jesse Basham Jr. and Lavita Basham. Great grandchild; Leo Basham and numerous nieces, nephews, and host of loving family and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February, 25, 2020 at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Kevin Basham officiating.

Honoring Danny as pallbearers are Joey Basham, Jesse Basham, Hoss Madden, Daniel Madden, Jesse Basham Jr. and Kobe Madden

Honorary pallbearers are Dump Hart, Artie Hart, John Alpers, and Carol Hall.

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Bradshaw

Mickey Darrell Bradshaw, 62, of Dayton, passed away February 22, 2020, in  Houston.

Mickey  was born May 14, 1957,  in Pascagoula, Mississippi to parents, Ernest Bradshaw and Verna Tuggle Bradshaw.

Memorial services for Mr. Bradshaw will be 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until time of service.

Mr. Bradshaw  had resided in Dayton approximately 37 years. He was a former crane operator in the chemical industry. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed listening to bluegrass and old country music.

Mickey was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Karen Bradshaw; daughter, Karissa Fields; grandson, Austin Fields; brothers, Raymond Bradshaw and wife, Lisa and Steve Bradshaw; sisters, Carolyn Stringfellow, Barbara Brewer and Janice Bedwell and husband, Randy; also numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Liver Foundation, National Office, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006, 212-668-1000

Scarborough

Gregory “Greg” Wayne Scarborough, 50, of Dayton, passed away February 21, 2020, in Houston, Texas.

Greg was born November 4, 1969, in Channelview, Texas to parents, Holland Wayne Scarborough and Carolyn Hilton Scarborough. 

Services for Greg will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, Texas. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday evening at Pace-Stancil. Serving as pallbearers will be Hayden Scarborough, Taylor Scarborough, Justin Martin, Chris Rogers, John Craig, Russell Pace and Jacob Scarborough.

Greg was currently employed at BBB Tank Service in Highlands. He was very active in Boy Scouts. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Along with his brother, he had a You Tube channel named Double S Adventures.

Greg was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by wife, Cheryl Scarborough; mother, Carolyn Scarborough; children, Zachary Scarborough, Jacob Scarborough, Jessica Scarborough and husband,  Bailey Moore and Savannah McCollum; brother, Toby Scarborough and wife, Stacy; grandchildren, Peyton McCollum and Silas Moore;  also numerous nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Hard

Charles “Charlie” Leonard Hard, 80 of Liberty, Texas passed away on February 15, 2020 at Houston Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas.

He was born on January 23, 1940 to parents Leonard Hard and Lois E. Thomas.

In 1963, Charlie was drafted into the United States Army where he served as a sharpshooter. After being honorably discharged, Charlie opened Hard’s Marine Service, a highly respected and well-known marine transportation service. The Hard family has a long history in the tug industry.  Charlie was passionate – often working seven days a week. He was deeply proud of his business and the friendships he made along the way.

Charlie, in his early years loved fishing, crabbing, and hunting. He enjoyed camping trips with his family. He loved being a grandfather. Often times, you would find him at the softball fields watching his grandkids play ball. Charlie loved God. He was a member of Christian Faith Tabernacle.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, loving and devoted wife of fifty-years Jewel Hard; sister Florence Huse; and brother Bennie Hard. He left behind to cherish his memory:  daughters Robin Vickery and husband Steve, Monie Chandler and husband JD; brother Albert Hard; sister Ann Bullock; sister-in-law Nadine Hard; grandchildren Craig Vickery and wife Laina, Alexandra (Alex) Vickery, Baylee Chandler, Kamdyn Chandler, Abigail Vickery, Kolstyn Chandler, and Kensleigh Chandler. In addition he leaves behind “adopted” children Shayne Carter and wife Laura and their son Mason. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews as well as many other loving family members and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5-8 PM on Monday, February 24, 2020 in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Allison Funeral Service. Graveside service and committal will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Brookside Cemetery, 13747 Eastex Fwy. Houston, Texas 77039.

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

Springer

Blaine Scott Springer, 25, of Kenefick, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020. He was born November 3, 1994 in Housto

Blaine had lived most of his life in the Dayton area and was a 2013 graduate of Tarkington High School.  He excelled as a baseball player, loved drawing and had even won awards for his drawing, had a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious smile.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Frank Blume, Sr. and Judith Ann Neff and a niece, Madison Halbert

Survivors include his parents, Angela and Derek Taylor of Kenefick, Shiloah Springer of Channelview and Diana Heidbrink of Missouri; grandparents, Lonna and Jim Neff of Dayton, Mike and Ellynn Smith of Highlands and Betty Gillilan of Missouri; great-grandparents, Opal Blume of Wells, Texas and Joe Neff of Franklin, Texas; son, Bentley Chapman; sisters and brothers, Casey Springer, Briana McRae, Brayden Taylor, Bailey Nickens, Katelynn Wagnone, Damian Wagnone and Leeland Howdeshell along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of more relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church.  Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the church with Rev. Jeff Day officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Frieden, Justin Campbell, Ty Conner, Matthew Shepard, Kevin McRae and Justin Smith.  Honorary pallbearers will be, Derek Taylor, Jim Neff and Mike Smith. To view his online obituary, or post a tribute to his family, go to www.pacestancil.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1304 N. Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535, (936) 258-5300.

Simmons

Andrew Simmons, 75, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in Liberty, Texas. He was born on October 1, 1944 in Cleveland, Texas to the late Andrew “Buck” and Martha Baker Simmons.

Andy proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. While in the Navy, he worked on the ships in the boiler and steam rooms. Andy joined law enforcement, working as a police officer in College Station and later became a jailer for Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. In 1968, Andy started manufacturing storage tanks for the oil and gas industry. He worked as a tank builder for numerous years with P.A.T. Tank in Port Arthur and was a member of the Boilermakers Union.

Andy was a hardworking man who loved to take nothing and make something out of it. He was a professional piddler, who enjoyed doing just about anything with his hands. Andy has constructed some unique fences and back porches. He always had some type of project in the works. Andy pursued many interests some of which included hunting, fishing and woodworking. However, his favorite hobby of all was spending time with his family. Andy was loyal, honest and loving; he lived his life with integrity, and others knew they would never meet a more dependable man. He had a big heart, lived a full life and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings James Clayton Simmons, David Earl Simmons, Allen Donald Simmons and Mary Belle Brock. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory, his children Andrew “Dane” Simmons and wife Charlotte of Baytown, Troy Simmons and wife Lanita of Hardin and Mary Ruth Lowery and husband Gary of Freeport; his eighteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his siblings Barbara Ann Brock, Frances Jewell Willis, H.N. Simmons, Bobby Lane Simmons, Jack Dean Simmons and wife Joyce; his childhood and lifelong friend David Parks; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Troy Simmons, Dane Simmons, Gary Lowery, Phillip Parrish, Jake Rodgers and Mike Gill.

Friends are invited to visit with the family beginning at 10am on Friday, February 21, 2020 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street in Dayton. A funeral service will begin at 12pm at the funeral home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie.

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

 

Varnadore

Byron Jay “BJ” Varnadore, 64 of Liberty, Texas passed away on February 16, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

BJ was born on May 2, 1955 in Gardena, California to parents J. Cue “Jake” Varnadore and Rena Mae Singleton.

BJ was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. BJ worked for the City of Liberty for over thirty years and most recently for TX Electric Coop as a Loss Control Specialist. He loved to golf and hunt. Known as “Pop’ to his grandchildren, he relished spending time with them. BJ will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.

BJ was preceded in death by his mother Rena Mae Varnadore; stepmother Rhonda Varnadore and mother-in-law Pat Aaron. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of forty years Roxanne Varnadore; daughters Audrey Davis and husband Randy, Amy Mosley and fiancé Travis Castlaw; father Jake Varnadore; sisters Barbie Swarb and husband Gary, Kaye Wright and husband Dennis, Renelle Singleton; brother Elton Varnadore and wife Deborah; father-in-law Bob Aaron; brother-in-law Doug Aaron and wife Henri, sisters-in-law Terry Ushak and husband John, Lisa Laws; grandchildren Austin Abbey, Madison Mosley, McKenzie Mosley, Harley Davis, Dylan Davis; and great-grandson Easton Abbey. In addition he leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other loving family members and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5-8pm in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. A graveside service will be held at 11am on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Brookside Cemetery, 13747 Eastex Fwy. Houston, Texas 77039.

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

Preston

Evelyn Virginia Preston, 78, of Houston, went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2020 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Evelyn was born on March 13, 1941 in Yellow Pine, Alabama, daughter of Wiley Frazier and Gladys Parker.

Evelyn was a homemaker and caretaker for most of her life. She was a great mom who loved her children fiercely. She enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley and Vince Gill. She liked to watch The Price is Right and The Young and The Restless. Evelyn had a kind giving heart and you could always depend on her.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Royce B. Preston, Jr., son Jerry Preston and numerous brothers and sisters. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons Terry Preston and wife Mary Jane, Gary Preston and wife Darla, Daryl Preston; daughter Beverly Pavey and husband Randy. In addition she leaves behind numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10-12pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis St. Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services will begin at 12pm at Allison Funeral Service. Burial will immediately follow at Anahuac Cemetery in Anahuac.
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Rumley

Funeral Services for Beth Rumley will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. February 8, 2020 at Hardin Chapel Cemetery with Gideon Watson officiating. 

Visitation will be at Allison’s Funeral Service Friday evening from 5-8 p.m.

Beth was born on January 2, 1947 in Elk City, Oklahoma to Loyd and Wanda Latimer and left us on Thursday, January 23, 2020.  She was preceded in death by both her parents; 1 brother, Jackie Latimer; her first and second husbands, Irven Harrelson and Glen Rumley.

Beth is Survived by her daughter, Paula Blackwell, son-in-law, Johnny and 1 granddaughter, Meagan all of California; 2 sisters, Bonnie Maher-Carter and husband, Norman, Lou Ann Ford and husband Kevin all of Duncan, Oklahoma; 1 brother, Gayle Latimer of Indiana, Glen’s daughter, Sharon (Rumley) Leal; several nieces, nephews and several great nieces and nephews.  She also leaves behind her dearest friend Willie Melton of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and friend Mike Ryland of Many, Louisiana.

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

Kopecky

Richard Lee Kopecky, 78, of Dayton passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  

He was born January 4, 1942 in Weslaco, Texas to parents, Joseph M. Kopecky and Elizabeth Poéssel Kopecky.

Service for Richard will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2020 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton with Father Richard officiating.

Richard spent his early years in Weslaco where he graduated from Weslaco High School.  He proudly served in the United States Airforce from 1960 to 1964 and  retired after 42 years as an electrician at Wolfenson Electric.  Richard was an avid reader, enjoying westerns and fictions.  He like to fish and was a very talented wood worker.   

Richard was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Kopecky; brothers, George, Robert and Thomas Kopecky; also nephews, Shawn and George Kopecky.  He is survived his wife Janice Etter Kopecky of Dayton; daughter, Shannon Kopecky; and son Jason Kopecky; grandchildren, Hayley Glatfelter, Tyler Kopecky and Josh Kopecky; one great grandchild, Baby Glatfelter on the way; brothers, Joe Kopecky and Paul Kopecky; numerous other relatives and friends.

Poland

David Glenn Poland, 64, of Saratoga, TX, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Poland was born on January 31, 1956, in Jasper, TX to the late Elton Glenn Poland and Maude Fregia. A long time resident of Saratoga, Mr. Poland was a retired oil field worker for several companies. He was the paragon of the oilfield community. He was a faithful servant with the ability to have that special connection with all he met. " Papa", loved his grandkids and great-grandson. He enjoyed those outings of fishing and hunting with his family. He will be truly missed by all but his legacy will go on. 

Mr. Poland is preceded in death by his parents; father- in- law, Joe Bennight; mother-in-law, Clara Bennight; niece, Deliah Ann Poland; and sister-in-law, Bendy Bennight. 

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 37 years, Elizabeth Ann Poland of Saratoga; daughters, Cheryl Cox and" Kenneth" of Livingston, Cynthia Baker and husband Britten of Saratoga, and Jessica Ballew and husband Joseph of Powder Springs, GA; brothers, Keith Poland and wife Lois of Kountze, Larry Poland and wife Diane of Kountze, and Billy Poland of Kountze; grandchildren, Matt Ballew, David Spurgeon and wife Alexis, Cayla McGinnis and husband Toby, Angel Baker, Douglas Baker, and Liam Baker; great-grandson, James Spurgeon; and many loving relatives and a host of longtime friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. A gathering of family and friends will also be on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

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

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Hall

Delores Elizabeth Hall, 74, of Silsbee, Texas, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020, at Pine Arbor Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.

Delores was born on August 19, 1945, in Beaumont, TX to the late Alvie Register and Donnie Hayes. A long time resident of Silsbee, Texas, her life was devoted to caring for her loved ones. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Silsbee, serving faithfully. Mrs. Hall worked as a customer service representative for Mead West Vaco in Evadale. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. 

Mrs.Delores is preceded in death by her parents; Alvie and Donnie Register. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband; John Hall of Silsbee, son; Christopher and wife Molli Hall of Nederland, sister; Patricia Miller of Kountze, grandchildren; Andrew J. Hall and Eva Hall of Nederland, numerous nieces and nephews with a host of loving family and friends. 

Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Happy Valley Baptist Church in Kountze with Rev. Rodney Weyler officiating. A gathering of family and friends will also be held on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Happy Valley Baptist church starting from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Services are under the direction of Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson, Texas.

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Erwin

Lawanda Jean Erwin, 88, of Kountze, TX, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care in Silsbee surrounded by her loving family.

A long time resident of Kountze, she was a homemaker and devoted her life to caring for her loved ones. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Silsbee. 

Mrs. Erwin is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Alvin Erwin Sr; parents, Otis Martin and Ida Mae Self; son, Michael Erwin; brothers; Gerald "Jerry" Martin, James Martin, and Travis Martin; and sister, Lois Ramirez. 

Those left to cherish her memory are daughters, Judy Erwin and Tommy Wooten of Kountze, Linda Brown and husband Lawrence of Kountze, Doris Canizaro and husband Joe of Beaumont, Dorothy Beason and husband Gary of Tyler, Barbara Bohler and husband David of Kountze, and Rebecca Spivey and husband Dale of Kountze and daugter-in-law Peggy Erwin from Kountze. Son Alvin Erwin Jr. and wife Debbie of Kountze;Brother, Raymond Martin and wife Carole of Galena Park, Sisters, Janice Williams and husband John of Vidor; Dorothy Taylor of Nederland and Imo Ebarb and husband Al of Deer Park. grandchildren, Miranda Mclendon and husband Douglas, John Erwin and wife Melissa, Jennifer Frazier and husband Matt, Jessica McClelland, Gary Beason Jr, Kelly Kreidel and husband Justin, and David Brown and wife Cindy, Brandon and Glenn Spivey. 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter on the way; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Kountze with Jerry Sonier officiating, interment will follow at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. A gathering of Mrs. Erwin's family and friends will be Friday, February 7, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Kountze. 

Honoring Mrs. Erwin as pallbearers will be Charles Williams, Justin Kreidel, John Erwin, Joseph Martin, Matt Frazier, and David Brown. 

Lawanda loved sewing, babysitting her grandchildren, cooking country gospel music and was a great cook. She also loved taking care of whatever needed to be done. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved herom To send flowers to the family of Lawanda Jean Erwin, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.c

McClelland

Robert Wayne McClelland, 73, of Spring, Texas, passed away, Tuesday, February 04, 2020, at St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Robert was born on November 21, 1946, in Orange, Texas to the late Charles Alfred McClelland and Vera Bashaw. A longtime resident of Beaumont, Texas he lived his last few years in Spring, Texas where he was a devoted husband, father, brother, and friend. He was a member of Sojourn Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, Texas, serving faithfully. He enjoyed playing the piano and was a church pianist for many years. Mr. McClelland was a mechanical engineer for Mobil Oil and Lyondell. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. 

Mr. McClelland is preceded in death by his parents; Charles and Vera McClelland and brother; Charles Burton McClelland. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife; Kathy McClelland of Spring, Texas, sons; David and wife Leesa McClelland of Spring, Texas, Larry McClelland of Houston, Texas, Phil and wife Kristen of Austin, Texas, Daniel and wife Jennifer McClelland of Pearland, Texas, daughter; Grace McClelland of Spring, Texas, brother; Edwin and wife Barbara McClelland of California, grandchildren; Stephen McClelland, Annaliese McClelland, Caleb McClelland, Josie McClelland, Graham McClelland, and host of family and friends. 

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at China Cemetery in China, Texas with Reverend Tom Muirhead officiating. His services are under the direction of Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson, Texas.

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Hughes

Walter "Buster" Odos Hughes Jr., 84, of Batson, Texas, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Christus Dubuis of Beaumont surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Hughes was born on March 6, 1935, in Dayton, Texas to the late Jesse "Paw Speed" Speed and Evie "Dottie" Edgar Speed. A long time resident of Batson, Texas, his life was devoted to caring for his loved ones. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. 

Buster is preceded in death by his parents; Jesse and Dottie Speed, and brother; George Mitchell Hughes. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife; Billie Hughes, sons; Larry Hughes and wife Phyllis of Devers, and Doug Hughes of Raywood, brother; Bud Speed, sister; Norma Hickman and husband Lloyd, and Linda Pack and husband Dean; grandchildren, Doug Hughes and wife Barbara, Jamie Rogers, Keisha Maxey, Randy Maxey, Brittany Hughes, Kellie Smith, and Kyle Smith; numerous great-grandchildren, and a host of loving family and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 06, 2020, at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, Texas with Rev. Bill Campbell officiating. A gathering of Mr. Hughes' family and friends will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2020, between 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services in Batson. To send flowers to the family of Walter Odos "Buster" Hughes Jr., please visit Tribute Store. at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Williams

Charles Richard Williams, 79, of Votaw, TX, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020, at Baptist Hospital Southeast Texas, Beaumont surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Williams was born on February 14, 1940, in Saratoga, TX to the late Clarence R. Williams and Mary A. Laird. Mr. Williams was a retired truck driver working for several companies throughout his career. He loved his family and was the one to go to for good Christian advice. A faithful servant, he truly believed in the power of prayer. A prayer warrior in every sense of the word. He enjoyed watching the teachings of Jimmy Swaggart. He was gifted with the ability to create something out of nothing. Windmill's out of tin cans were his favorite things to make. Paw Paw loved unconditionally and his family knew they were blessed to have him in their lives. He will be truly missed by all who loved him including his Ginger. 

Mr. Williams is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Wanda Sias, and grandson, Buddy Moore. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of a lifetime, Lana K. Williams of Votaw; sons, Rick Williams and wife Sandra of North Carolina, Robert Williams and wife Tracie of Saratoga, Alan Gartner and wife Kari of Woodville, William Gartner of Elkhart, Curt Gartner and wife Crystal of Daisetta; daughters, Nola Thomas and husband James of Dayton, Carolyn Williams of Kirbyville, Rolanda Moore and husband Mark of Votaw, Tonya Vera and husband John Fregia of Moss Hill, Rachel Shadow and husband Anthony of Kirbyville; brother, Delbert "Butch" Williams and wife Carol of Lebanon, Ore; sisters, Shirley Wilmath of Portland, Ore, Bobbie Cunningham and husband Buster of Wyoming, Maybell Miller of Australia, Marion McCormick and husband John of Kingwood, also many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, family and a host of friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at New Life Church in Batson with Pastor Wayne Landrum, Pastor Bill Campbell, and Pastor Woody Sonnier co-officiating. Following interment at Oil Field cemetery in Saratoga. A gathering of family and friends will also be on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at New Life Church from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

Honoring Mr. Williams as pallbearers are, Jose Vera, Daniel Fregia, Edward Vera, Justin Gartner, Cody Laird, Anthony Shadow, Dylan Williams, Austin Williams, and Christopher Williams. 

Honorary pallbearers are Rick Williams, Robert Williams, Alan Gartner, William Gartner, Curt Gartner, Nathan Harvey, Jacob Edward Moore, Mark Moore, and Mark Holland.

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Gimnick

Patsy Nell Gimnick, 81, of Liberty Texas, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, in San Antonio, TX.

She was born September 4, 1938, in Hull, TX to Barney Ewing and Josie Deckert Ewing. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Don and Eugene Ewing. 

Those left to cherish her memory are; husband of 59 years Melvin Gimnick, of Liberty; daughters, Ruby Eardley and husband Mel of San Antonio 
, Rita Smith of Liberty. Sister, Bonnie McAnally of Beaumont. Grandchildren, Christopher Brannen and wife Emily of Dayton, Brett Smith and Stacy Burg of Austin. Great-grandson, Benjamin Brannen, and a host of loving family and friends and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020, beginning at 2:00 PM at Faith & Family Funeral Services, Inc. with Reverend Gideon Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, TX. A gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel. 

Honoring Patsy as pallbearers are Mel Eardley, Trey Eardley, Adrian Buitron, Guy Capparelli, Aaron Ewing, Brett Smith. To send flowers to the family of Patsy Nell Gimnick, please visit Tribute Store.  at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Puente

Mary Lou Puente, 88, of Lufkin TX, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her loving family

Ms. Mary was born on March 5, 1931, in Sabine County, TX to the late George Richard Campbell and Fannie Creech. A long time resident of Saratoga, TX, her life was devoted to caring for her loved ones. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Saratoga, serving faithfully. Old granny enjoyed quilting and word search puzzles. She had a kind heart towards animals. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Ms. Mary is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; three sisters; daughter, Opal Shoemaker; one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter; two great-grandsons and one great-great-grandson.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons, James Messer of Shepard, Elbert Messer of Pineland, Jack Messer of Rye, Richard Rash of Pineland; daughters, Nelda Guidroz of Saratoga, Patricia Antilley of Pineland, Margie Martinez of Lufkin; numerous grandkids, great-grandkids, great great- grandkids and host of family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Roadside Memorial Church, 14139 FM 770 Saratoga, TX 77585 with Reverends Randall B. McCoy, Frank Doucette, and Jessie Doucette co-officiating. Interment City Cemetery in Saratoga. A gathering of family and friends will also be on Saturday at Roadside Memorial Church from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Honoring Ms. Mary as pallbearers are Brenda Parrish Craigen, Jessie James Messer, Arnoldo Hernandez, William Antilley, Rickie Rash and Antonio Vazquez.

Honorary pallbearers are Rudy Vazquez and Douglas Parrish.

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Stanley

Teressa Alene Stanley, 51 of Thicket, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020, in Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown surrounded by her loving family.

Teressa was born March 14, 1968, to the late Steve Stanley and Joyce Morse. A long time resident of Thicket. Her life was devoted to her Lord and Savior and caring for her loved ones. She had a kind heart toward everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Teressa is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jerry " Roe Hoe" Stanley; Sisters, Eva Joyce Williams, Darla Stanley. Grandparents, Ardivelt and Edith Morse, SL and Sarah Stanley 

Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Ledarah Lewis and husband George of Saratoga; sister-in-law, Dee Stanley. Nephews, Josh Bowman of Thicket; Kameron Lewis of Saratoga; Alex Burns of Saratoga; Colsen Lee of Lumberton. Nieces, Ladonna Burns and husband David of Saratoga; Britni Flores and husband Manuel of Livingston; Kaitlin Lee and husband Quinton of Lumberton; Ashlyn Burns of Saratoga; Cora Lee of Lumberton; and a host of other loving family members and friends. 

A service of remembrance will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at Thicket Church of God with Reverend Mark Ainsworth and Reverend Nathan Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow at Felps Cemetery in Thicket. A gathering of family and friends will be from 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 3, 2020, until time of service also at Thicket Church of God. Honoring Teressa as pallbearers are David Burns, Quinton Lee, Kameron Lewis, Alex Burns, Mike Stanley, Artie Hart. Honorary pallbearers are George Lewis and Josh Bowman. Those desiring to make donations in memory of Teressa may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Foundation. 


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Preston

Evelyn Virginia Preston, 78, of Houston, went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2020 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Evelyn was born on March 13, 1941 in Yellow Pine, Alabama, daughter of Wiley Frazier and Gladys Parker.

Evelyn was a homemaker and caretaker for most of her life. She was a great mom who loved her children fiercely. She enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley and Vince Gill. She liked to watch The Price is Right and The Young and The Restless. Evelyn had a kind giving heart and you could always depend on her.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Royce B. Preston, Jr., son Jerry Preston and numerous brothers and sisters. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons Terry Preston and wife Mary Jane, Gary Preston and wife Darla, Daryl Preston and wife Angie; daughter Beverly Pavey and husband Randy. In addition she leaves behind numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10-12pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis St. Liberty, Texas. Funeral Services will begin at 12pm at Allison Funeral Service. Burial will immediately follow at Anahuac Cemetery in Anahuac.

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

Berry

Kenneth Thomas Berry was born May 11, 1948 to the late Wanda Yvonne and Clarence Thomas Berry, in Dayton, Texas.

He graduated from Dayton High School in 1966 and married his high school sweetheart, D-Ann Davis. 

They married in 1970 and spent their loving life together in Liberty, Texas.  After being diagnosed with cancer in 2018, he went to be with the Lord on January 29, 2020.
 
Kenny was always a hard-worker and retired as an Adult Probation Supervisor for Liberty County. He is remembered as an eager and generous volunteer to neighbors, friends, and organizations, such as being a Little League coach and umpire, the Voice of the Panthers, a founding member of JayCees Service club, a Rosebud Sweetheart for the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, a Liberty Masonic Lodge Past Worshipful Master, a member of nearly every committee or board at the First United Methodist Church of Liberty, and the biggest supporter of “Kenny’s Girls”.  One of his favorite pastimes was a fun round of golf with friends at Magnolia Ridge Country Club, especially for an annual family Father’s Day competition.  Mr. Kenny, as many refer to him, will be remembered as a strong Christian believer and a kind, sweet soul with a big heart and genuine smile for all.
 
He will forever be cherished in the hearts of his family: wife of 49 years, D-Ann; loving son Chris and daughter-in-law Rebecca of Houston, TX; granddaughter Lindsay Drummond and great-grandson Hayes of San Antonio, TX; sister and brother-in-law Kay and Mike Willoughby of San Marcos, TX; sister and brother-in-law Karen and Wayne Hyman of Houston, TX; niece Wendi and husband Bubba and children Jack and Molly; niece Ellen; niece Jill and husband Norm and children Annie and Cooper, niece Kendall and husband Brandon and their daughter Faith; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Sandy and Carol Davis; nephew Jared and wife Kimberly and children EmmaLee, Kayla, and Bailey and husband, Collin Marsaw; nephew Jason and wife Lacee and children Tyler, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Anna.   Kenny and D-Ann are blessed with their German son Marcus, and German daughter Rebecca and grandson Jakob.  Additionally, they have bonus grandkids Rilyn, Kelan, James, Annye, Emma, Tyler, Alyssa, Kam, and Cole.
 
A celebration of life will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Liberty, Texas on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 4:00 pm led by Pastor Josh Hale and will be followed by time together in the church Fellowship Hall.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Liberty ISD Education Foundation.

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

Trahan

Doris Trahan was born on July 7, 1938 to Willis and Gladys Evans in Doucette, Texas.

She was a graduate of Colbert High School in Dayton, Tx. where she graduated Valedictorian. Upon attending Texas Southern University, she married and moved to Liberty, Texas with her husband, the late Bernard Trahan Jr., where she resided and raised 5 boys.
She worked for 23yrs. as a Security Guard for Warren Chemical Company and successfully obtained the rank of Sergeant. She received numerous accolades from both her peers and leadership alike allowing her to further her career until retirement. She was well loved and missed by all who had the opportunity to know and work with her.

She was a long-standing member of the Liberty Church of Christ. She dedicated countless hours serving at Church Functions and Food Banks. She was a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She is preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Willis and Gladys Evans, her husband - Bernard A. Trahan Jr. and her son, Kelvin W. Trahan.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons: Barry Trahan of Alvarado Tx., Don Trahan Sr. of Ames, Tx., Mark Trahan Sr. of Houston, Tx., Eric Trahan, US Army “Retired” of Moerlenbach, Germany; daughters-in-law’s Darlene Smith, Josetta Trahan, Elizabeth Trahan, Ivonne Clay;  grandchildren: Dr. Don Trahan Jr., Mark Trahan Jr., Janil Trahan, Lorenzo Trahan, Jordon Trahan, Darius Trahan, Cameron Releford, R’Manyi Trahan, Erica Trahan, Tatjana Trahan, Darius Clay, Terrel Trahan, Kelsey Trahan, Shyanne Trahan, and a host of great grandchildren, relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held Friday, January 31, 2020, Wells Funeral Services (Althea P. Gibson Memorial Chapel), 300 Alabama St, Liberty, Tx. from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.  Ms. Trahan will lie-in-state Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Church of Christ– 3201 N. Main St, Liberty, Tx. from 10:00am – 11:00am; the service will follow at 11:00am.
Interment – Wells Memorial Cemetery, Liberty, Tx.

Wlison

Voe Elizabeth Wlison was born in Liberty, Texas on September 17th, 1920, the fourth of six children of Ross Gerald Partlow and Voe Botkin Calhoon Partlow, all of them sixth-generation Texans

She was born in the front bedroom of the 1913 R.G. Partlow home on Grand Avenue, the same place where she died on January 28, 2020.
Elizabeth—Lib as she was known in the family—was blessed with the sweet nature that she kept throughout her 99 years and brightened everyone she knew . She was baptized in the Liberty Methodist Church and went through school in Liberty, graduating from Liberty High when she was 16 years old as there were only eleven grades then. After graduating, she went to college, first at Southwestern University in Georgetown, then finishing at the University of Texas where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration.  After a brief stint working for Humble Oil in Houston, she met the love of her life, Howard Wilson, at the wedding of her older sister Helen, and they were married in the Liberty Methodist Church in 1943. After their marriage, she spent almost 40 years traveling with her husband as he pursued a career with Texaco--she liked to say they moved fifteen times--from Chicago to Louisiana, New York to Houston, and even Trinidad, West Indies—until they retired to Houston in 1980. 

They celebrated their 61st anniversary in 2003, and Howard passed away in 2005. After her husband’s death, she moved back to Liberty where she lived with her sister Helen until her death.  

During her life, as she and Howard continued to move across the country, she was a faithful member of several congregations, teaching Sunday School and being active in Women’s Circles.  In 1965 she was inducted into P.E.O., a service society which remained an important part of her life, and in 2015 she was honored as a 50-year P.E.O. “Golden Girl.”  But throughout her life, family—both immediate and extended—took first place. She was always present for her husband and children, and as an energetic housekeeper and a talented and enthusiastic—“gourmet level”—cook, she did all in her power to “keep the home fires burning” and once a granddaughter arrived, they bonded immediately, and became inseparable. As a prolific letter writer, she did her part to keep the extended family connected as well, and was always grateful for the chance to visit siblings and cousins during her travels, making her a beloved family figure throughout her lifetime. 

Lib was proceeded in death by her parents; her loving husband Robert Howard Wilson; brothers Ross Gerald Partlow, Sam Partlow; sisters Rose Marie Partlow, GeraldinePartlow Young and Helen Partlow Fairbrother. She is survived by her daughter Jeanette of Liberty; son Bob and his wife Dawn; granddaughter Claire and her wife Haley and great-granddaughter Archer all of Portland, Oregon; eleven nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. As the last surviving child of R.G. and Voe Partlow, with her death a generation passes away, but she will be lovingly remembered by everyone who knew her.
The family would like to thank all of Lib’s wonderful and loving care-givers throughout the years. Your love and kindness will never be forgotten.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6-8pm on Friday, January 31, 2020 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at First United Methodist Church 539 Main St. Liberty, Texas 77575 with Reverend Josh Hale officiating. Burial and committal will immediately follow at Liberty City Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to First United Methodist Church in Liberty in Lib’s name or to a charity of your choice.

Schexnaider

David Henry Schexnaider, 54 of Lafayette, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020, in Humble.

He was born May 25, 1965, in Victoria, to Lorris Schexnaider and Ethel Phillips.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Schexnaider,nephew, Kevin Veronie and his grandparents.

Those left to cherish his memory are wife Dawn Schexnaider of Moss Hill. Parents, Lorris and Ethel Schexnaider of Lafayette; son Cody Schexnaider and wife Lindsey of Kingwood; daughter, Courtney Schexnaider of Houston; step-daughter, Ashley Fenton of Moss Hill. Sister, Cheryl Veronie and husband Ronald of Maurice, LA; nieces, Nicole Bourque and husband Cory of Abbeville, LA; Rachel Hebert of Lafayette. Grandchildren, Braydee Schexnaider and Brett Schexnaider, and numerous great nephews, and nieces and a host of loving friends,

David loved the outdoors especially fishing, hunting and cooking crawfish and sitting on his front porch. He also loved spending time with his dog Rusty, and most of all his grandchildren. He was a big fan of LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy, and Fisher House Foundation.

Cremation under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services.

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Zeno

Kristina Chantell Davie Zeno, 34, of Liberty passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

She was born September 28, 1985 in Galveston, Texas to parents Charles Willie Davie and Cynthia Louise Morrow Davie.  

Service for Kristina will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020  at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. at Pace-Stancil. Serving as pallbearers will be Warren Davie, Kim Davie, Willie Davie, Jr. Davie, J.P. Jordan, Ivory Zeno, and Harry Singh.  Honorary pallbearer will be Ronnie Morrow.

Kristina was a lifetime resident of the Liberty area.  She was a graduate of Hull-Daisetta High School in 2003 and had worked as a physical therapist.  She was always athletic and enjoyed traveling and fishing.  She was a great wife and mother and loved being with her family, always keeping everyone in line.

Kristina was preceded in death by her father, Charles Willie Davie, brother, Charles Vincent Davie and best friend, Brandy Lemelle.  She is survived by her husband of 15 years,  Mikey Zeno of Liberty; mother, Cindy Davie; mother-in-law, Tina Zeno; son, Damorian Zeno; daughter, Ameera Zeno; brothers, Warren Tyrone Davie and wife Vanessa, Kim Lee Davie and Willie Thomas Davie and wife Nancy; brother-in-law, Ivory Zeno, and wife Sharon; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends, J.P. Jordan, Kalanthia Crossland, and Izenia Williams.

Please leave your thoughts and memories of Kristina for her family at www.pacestancil.com

Pollard

Jason Allen Pollard, 39, of Romayor, Texas passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020

Jason was born July 31, 1980, in Houston, Texas to Bill Pollard and Maybell Williams. He was a Graphic Designer for many years in the surrounding area.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Mary Williams and brother Johnny Pollard.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his mom, Maybell Pollard of Australia; sons, Sterling Cain Knapp of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Rylan Blue Pollard of Baytown, Texas; daughters, Skyler Raine Pollard, Trinity Bliss Pollard, Jaelyn Nicole Pollard all of Baytown, Texas, and Alisabeth Grace Brown of Houston, Texas.

A gathering of Jason's family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020, at Faith & Family Funeral Services in Batson. A service of remembrance will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Oilfield Cemetery in Saratoga, TX, with interment to follow.


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Fontenot

John Wade Fontenot, 58, of Raywood, Texas passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on January 21, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at Kingwood Hospital.

John Wade was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 22, 1961 to parents Chester and Irma Fontenot.

John Wade graduated from Hull-Daisetta high-school in 1979. After high-school, John was drafted to Major League Baseball. Ultimately, he decided he wanted to stay close to his parents and siblings. He declined MLB’s offer but his love of baseball remained throughout his life. He worked in Research and Development for Exxon for most of his career, and was a successful entrepreneur later in his career journey. John would often work seven days a week. He was known for having a strong work ethic. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Raywood. He loved fast cars, and was always up for a little friendly competition. Corvettes and Trans Am being a couple of his favorites.

John was a good, loyal man, passionate about the things that he loved. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his nieces and nephews. A selfless man by nature, he would give you the shirt off his back. John was intelligent, independent, admirable, loving and head strong. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

John was proceeded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his parents; sister Cathy Ann Monterrosa; brother Kirk Fontenot and wife Teresa; nieces Erica Johnson and husband Nicholas, Hannah Fontenot; nephews Kirk Brandon Fontenot, Christopher Monterrosa; great nephew Maximiliano Johnson; great niece Everly Noel Fontenot and numerous other loving family members and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 9-10am on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 3730 FM 160 North Raywood, Texas 77582. Rosary begins at 10am. Funeral Mass begins at 11am. Burial and committal will immediately follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting www.allisonfuneralservice.com

Thornton

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

Thornton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Schaeffer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sowell

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presley

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

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

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

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

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

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

To send flowers to the family of Ora Dell Presley, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Palmer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To send flowers to the family of John David Palmer, please visit Tribute Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

Wiggins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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