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Nugent

Wilbur Nugent 89 of Liberty, died Sunday February 19, 2017 at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, TX.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday February 24, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Sue Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow at Williams cemetery in Liberty.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday February 23, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

Serving as pallbearers are James Williamson, Dustin Spurlock, Casey Williamson, Jeramie Nugent, Mike Byrd, and Jaden Nugent. Honorary pallbearers are Bret Peak, Jacob Peak, Chad Hanks and Jorden Spurlock.

A native of Liberty, he had moved from Daisetta, to Liberty where he had lived most of his life. He was retired as a roughneck and had worked for Houston Oil & Minerals. He was preceded in death by 4 sisters and 1 brother.

Survivors are son, Sammie Nugent and wife Donna of Liberty; daughter, Sherlene Hicks and husband Ken of Liberty, and brother, James Nugent of Liberty.

Grandchildren are Sheree Spurlock and husband Dustin of Huffman, Tammie Hunt and husband Rick of Michigan, JoAnna Williamson and husband James of San Antonio, Jeramie Nugent of Liberty, and Jodi Byrd and husband Mike of Michigan. Great Grandchildren: 15 and Great Great Grandchildren: 4

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

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

Kelley

Billy Frank Kelley, 68, of Sour Lake, died Saturday February 18, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family by his side.

A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Apostolic Lighthouse of Sour Lake, with Reverend M.D. Miller and Reverend Faustino Navarrete officiating. Interment will follow at Rosedale cemetery in Sour Lake.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Monday February 20, 2017 at Apostolic Lighthouse from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Serving as pallbearers are Bobby Kelley II, Ace Lang, Terry Peeler, Eric Lindsey, Eli Guthrie, and Shawn Frazier. Honorary pallbearers are Kelly Myrick and Robert Scott.

A native of Lufkin, He had lived in Sour lake for most of his life and was retired from Hardin Jefferson Independent School, as a custodian. He was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Kelley, parents, E.J. Kelley and Evelyn Juanita Oxley, and sister Debbie Kelley Frazier.

Survivors are his daughter, Sharon Hendrix and husband Michael of Sour Lake, brothers, Bobby David Kelley and wife Pat of Sour Lake, and E.J. Kelley Jr. and wife Michele of Sour Lake.
Sisters, Evelyn Myrick of Sour Lake, Carolyn Haygood of Sour Lake, Sherry Kelley Craigen and husband Danny of DeRidder, and Donna Pricer and husband Duane of Sour Lake. Grandchildren are Patrick, Jacob, and Aaliyah.

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

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

Byars

Lois Mae Byars, age 54 of Texarkana, died in Houston, TX on February 18, 2017. 

Lois was born December 5, 1962 in Germany, daughter of Robert Henry Presnull and Dorothy Mary Bracewell Presnull.  Lois was a business owner in PLC Construction and performed mission work as well in her life.  She was in the children ministries at Family Word Church in Texarkana.  Feeding kids in low income was her outreach in life.  It was said that she was a giver and she helped people of all walks of life.  She loved people and especially her family.  She will be missed by all.

Lois was preceded in death by father, and husband; Clifford Ross Taft.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, mother; Dorothy Presnull, sons; Eddie Presnull and wife Gabrielle, Dustin Taft and wife Emily, Rocky Byars, daughters; Candice Presnull, Bridgette Kelley and husband Justin, brother; Eddie Presnull and wife Charlotte, sister; Patricia Edwards, Debbie Ables and husband Kenneth, grandchildren; Ava Presnull, Ezekiel Taft, Elijah Taft, Emmalyn Taft and James Kelley.

Services for Lois Mae Byars will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2pm at Cornerstone Church in Liberty with burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to service from 12pm to 2pm.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Worthy

James Earl “Jimbo” Worthy, age 60 of Devers, died at his residence on February 17, 2017. 

Jimbo was born March 12, 1956 in Liberty, TX son of the late James Earl Worthy Jr and Jimmie Jo Beaty Worthy.  He graduated from Liberty High School and was a ranch hand most of his life.  Jimbo was employed by Dr. Henderson and 3H Ranch.  He enjoyed hog hunting, cowboying, fishing, and roping.  Jimbo also enjoyed watching bull riding, football and cowboy movies.  The love of his life were his children and grandchildren.

Jimbo was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Mark Worthy and beloved father; Robert Sutherland.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, sons; Josh Worthy and wife Denise, Robert Worthy and wife Katie, Alfred “Nook” Mouton and wife Kacie, daughter; Hannah Blanchard and husband Tobby, grandchildren; Lily Worthy, Landyn Worthy, Riley Blanchard, Taylor Dugas, Matthew Blanchard, Lynlee Mouton, Brogan Worthy, his special nurse; Tabitha Lawson and host of friends.

Services for James Earl “Jimbo” Worthy will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Worthy Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel at Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Rowe

Anita Bolin Rowe, 51, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away January 30, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.

Anita was born October 27, 1965 in Houston, to parents; Robert J. “Bob” and Joyce Anita Perkins Bolin, was a current resident of Las Vegas, and former resident of Dayton. She was a graduate of Dayton High School and received her degree from the San Jacinto College of Nursing. She also enjoyed making jewelry, hiking, and rock climbing.

Mrs. Rowe was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband: Jim Rowe of Nevada, son: Josh Brown of Kingwood, daughter: Hannah Works and husband Alan of Ft. Worth, brothers: Leon Wilson and wife Amanda of Dayton, Robert Bolin of Dayton, and Steven L. Wilson of Dayton, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Johnson-Robertson

Elva Lee Johnson-Robertson 69, of Liberty, TX died Feb. 08, 2017.

Services are Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at St. Miles Missionary Baptist Church 120 US-90, Liberty, TX 77575. Visitation will begin at 11AM until funeral at 1PM.

Elva was born in Lakeland, Louisiana on March 1, 1947 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Toney Johnson. At an early age, Elva took on the responsibility of helping to raise her brothers and sisters with just a fourth-grade education. She later met Charles Manchester which is the father of her two oldest daughters, Debra Baldwin and Tammy Robertson. Not long after having her oldest daughters, Elva migrated to Liberty, Texas. After moving to Liberty, she met John Berotte. As Elva continued to build a life in Liberty she gave birth to her only son, Anthony “Smurf” Robertson and her youngest daughter, Tomeka “Princess” Robertson. Elva also took great pride in raising Shanta Bracken as her daughter. She joined New Bethel where she served on the usher board until she joined St. Miles Missionary Baptist Church. She was a faithful member of St. Miles until her passing.

Elva was better known as Gran-Gran to her great grandchildren. She had such a strong and unconditional love for her family and everyone she met. Elva was such a mighty woman of God with a heart filled with love. God prepared a special place for her in the presence of His Kingdom. She’s now at peace in a place far greater than what the world had to offer.

Elva was preceded in death by her parents, Harriett and Toney Johnson, her brothers; Wilbert, Richard, Felix and Toney Johnson Jr., her sisters; Rachel, Tissie and Rose Johnson.

Elva leaves to cherish her memories and to live by her teachings, her sister; Harriett Johnson, daughters; Debra Baldwin, Tammy Robertson and Tomeka Robertson, her only son; Anthony Robertson, her grandchildren; Ebony, Patrice, RaKayla, Kaycie, Chasity, Elajh, Everett, Adrien, Exzvestia, Rodney Jr., Chadwick Jr., Dacarius, MaKayla & Mark. Her great-grandchildren; Suraya, Aubrey, Tatiana, Kenny 3rd, A’niyah, Bri’Asia and Brandon. A special niece & great niece; Anna Morrow & LaShonda Strange, a special cousin; Ora Lee Johnson Walker (Creasy) & a special adopted daughter; Donna Kay Bellard.

Mrs. Robertson’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Location in Anahuac, Beaumont and Silsbee, TX.) 409-267-3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Baldwin

Donnell Baldwin 69, of Ames, TX died Feb. 6, 2017.

Services are Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church 1600 Wallisville Rd, Liberty, TX. Visitation will begin at 9AM until Funeral at 11AM. Interment will be in Acie Cemetery, Dayton, TX.

Bro. Donnell Baldwin was born January 24, 1948 to Jennie Clay and Ben Baldwin in Liberty, TX. Donnell attended Dayton High School and later entered the United States Marines in July 1966. He was baptized at an early age and later joined Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church and remained a member until his death.
On June 8, 1984 Bro. Baldwin married the love of his life, Emma Heard.

Donnell leaves a legacy of entertaining everyone he would meet, playing his music and making sure his clothes stayed starched and clean.
Donnell was preceded in death by his parents: Jennie Clay and Ben Baldwin; brothers: Bennie Baldwin and Clarence Baldwin; sister: May Ruth Mahoney.

Donnell is survived by his wife of 34 years, Emma Baldwin; children: Donnell Baldwin Jr.(Michelle), Lyn Tonya Baldwin and Anthony Heard; grandchildren: Lederrington, Donnell, Raven, Sheldrick, Brian, Daunte, Christian, and Kennedy. Two sisters: Bernice Provost(Hurley) and Doris Hudson; one brother, Marvin Baldwin; five sister-n-laws: Jean Porche, Lo Samuels, Versie Antoine, Bobbie Semien, and Bertha Baldwin; Godson: Ervin Curry(Heartbreaker) and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mr. Baldwin’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Location in Anahuac, Beaumont and Silsbee, TX.) 409-267-3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Barrett

Beulah M. Barrett, of Ames, TX died Feb. 9, 2017.

Services are Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church 1600 Wallisville Rd, Liberty, TX. Visitation will begin at 1PM until Funeral at 3PM. Interment will be in Well’s Cemetery, Liberty, TX.

Beulah Warren Barrett was born March 26, 1940 to the late Tim Warren, Sr. and Ada Cook Warren in Liberty, TX. She was baptized at an early age at Lily of the Valley Baptist Church. She joined Turkey Creek Baptist Church shortly after baptism where she remained as a life-long member. She served as president of the Usher Board and was an active member until her health failed. She attended Liberty Training School. She was employed at Liberty Independent School District and Hull Daisetta Independent School District.

Beulah was united in marriage to Roosevelt Barrett on December 29, 1987.

Beulah is preceded in death by her parents, Tim Sr. and Ada Warren; her husband, Roosevelt Barrett and an infant brother.

Beulah leaves behind to cherish her memory is her daughter, Kay Tebo (Gary); two grandchildren, Sherwin LaDay (Shaitina) and Omar Tebo (Erica); three step-grandchildren, Sherman LeDay, Jr., Tameka LeDay and LaToya LeDay; one sister, Ada Lawson; one brother, Tim Warren, Jr. (Carolyn); special cousins, Doris Stewart, Mary Mack, Michael Cook, Charles Cook and David Cook; one aunt, Elizabeth Cook; two Goddaughters, Ellen Ellisor and Maggie Glover; three step- great grandchildren, Lauren LeDay, Jordan LeDay, and Jaedan LeDay ;one great granddog, Baylee; special friend, Addie Walker, Janet Eaglin, and Allan Haskins and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Mrs. Barrett’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Location in Anahuac, Beaumont and Silsbee, TX.) 409-267-3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Haddox

Dorothy Marie Haddox, 74, of Cleveland died Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Visitation for Mrs. Haddox will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton. Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017 at His Presence Family Fellowship, 19814 Atasca Shores Drive, Humble, Texas 77346. Burial will follow at Huffman Cemetery in Huffman.

Mrs. Haddox was born February 11, 1943 in Palestine, Texas to parents, Clarence Bolton Kirksey and Amelia Sophia Moore Kirksey. She had been a resident of Cleveland since 1999 and was a former resident of Huffman. She loved her family, enjoyed doing crafts and her flowers.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Faye Grubbs, Doris Hobbs, and Carolyn Kimberling.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, John Edward Haddox of Cleveland; sons, Troy Wayne Henry and wife Ramona of Huffman and Michael O’Neil Henry and fiancé Lannette Riley of Cleveland; six grandchildren, Clayton Henry, Anna Solis, Brandy Anselmo, Heather Buck, Courtney Watts, and Brittany Scott; thirteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tyler

Ora “Lucille” Hylton Tyler, 94, of Liberty went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

The family will receive friends, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Private family services will follow on another date.

Lucille was born November 29, 1922 in Moss Bluff, Texas to parents, Volney Robert Hylton, Sr. and Fae Alva Anderson Hylton. She was a lifelong resident of Liberty County and was a graduate of Liberty High School. She loved God, her family and her friends. Lucille was always caring for others, looking to God for guidance when she saw someone in need. She was a published poet, song writer, and enjoyed playing the piano and guitar. Lucille always had a project working whether it was her writings or the many crafts she had going. One of her favorite pass times was garage sales. She will be truly missed by all that knew her.

Mrs. Tyler was preceded in death by her parents, her children’s father, Doyle Davis, her late husband, Edwin Tyler; brother, Roy Hylton, and sisters, Margie Liddell and Elizabeth Hylton.

She is survived by her brothers, V.R. Hylton, Jr. and wife Jean of Liberty, Billy Hylton and wife Beverly Hylton of Liberty; her daughter, Glenda Sjolander and husband Bill of Dayton; son, Robert Dale Davis and wife Valerie of Dayton; grandchildren, Sherri Sjolander Kruse and husband Ray, Mark Sjolander and wife Bridget, Mindy Sjolander Rogers and husband Don, Leslie Davis Danaher, Heather Davis Currie, Kimberly Davis O’Neal and husband Marcus, and Alan Davis and wife Jessica; great-grandchildren, Jenni Clark, Matthew Sjolander, Alyssa Sjolander, Katie Clark, Timothy Sjolander, Reagan Currie, Riley Currie, Kinsley Muller, and Lilla Davis; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

For those who desire memorials may be made to Lucille’s church, Dayspring Church, 189 CR 2314, Dayton, Texas 77535.

Hankamer

John W. Hankamer III of Sour Lake died Saturday February 11, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, with his family by his side. He was 80.

A service of remembrance will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday February 15, 2017 at Happy Valley Baptist Church of Kountze, with Pastor Robert Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor with masonic rites.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday February 14, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Happy Valley Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers are Shayne Ellison, Roger Hargraves, Carl Bieber, Randy Edwards, Ray Wilson, Mark McCoy, Doug Hargraves and Ryan Wilson.

A native of Liberty, he had moved from Vidor, to Sour Lake, where he had lived since 1991. He had worked for Aramco of Houston, as a machinist, and was a faithful member of Happy Valley Baptist Church of Kountze. He was a mason and member of the Masonic Lodge # 1420 of Vidor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Hankamer Jr. and Bonita Greak Hankamer. Those left to survive him are his wife, Joyce Hankamer of Sour Lake. Son, Johnathon Hankamer of Beaumont, and stepson, Clifton Roger Hargraves of Buna. Daughters, Christy Ellison of LaPorte, and Joncarroll Guillory of Dallas.

Stepdaughters, Cindy McCoy of Kountze, Vickie Wilson of Lumberton, Janette Edwards of Seabrook, Belinda Hargraves of Lumberton, and Rita Bieber of Mont. Belvieu. Brother, Bobby Hankamer of Salado, TX, and sister, Nancy Aycock of Lumberton. Nephews Scott Coker, Chet Hankamer, Ty Hankamer and niece Teri Coker.

Grandchildren: 20 great grandchildren : 22 and great great grandchildren: 2

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of John W. Hankamer III please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Eason

Phyllis Oveta Eason lost her brief but fierce battle with heart disease in Kingwood Hospital on Sunday the 12th of February, 2017, at the age of 76. 

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents Amber Mary Wallace and Philip Ogeese Eason and by two brothers Milton Eason and John W. Eason.

Phyllis is survived by her husband Jerrell Jolley of Livingston; her brother Melvin Eason and his wife Mary Helen Davis Eason of Cleveland, Texas; and sisters Helen Tipton of Cleveland Texas, Mary Hinson of Blanchard, Louisiana, and Diana Johnson of Shepherd Texas.

She is also survived by five children Charles Loftin, Jr of Mont Bellvieu, Kyle Loftin and his wife Mary of Belton, Tammy Mace and her husband Brad of Hutto, Julie Jolley and her husband Howard "Pete" Thomas of Houston, and Dallas Hall and her husband Michael of Austin; 14 grandchildren Ashley, Candice, Kristina, Joshua, Aubrey, JJ, Marissa, Hali, Emily, Amber, Treldon, Faith, Joel, and Thomas; and 4 great grandchildren.

Phyllis was born on August 7th of 1940 in Silsbee Texas.  She graduated as Salutatorian from Kountze High School in 1958.   She married Charles Loftin of Kountze, Texas and raised three children while attending Lamar University on a part time basis.   She worked for Dr. Miller in Beaumont for several years before beginning her career at the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1980. She worked in the Narcotics Division, achieving the title of Analyst and finally of statewide Manager of the Precursor Chemical Program and earning the award of Outstanding Service to the DEA.  She retired from DPS in 2003 after 23 years of dedicated service.

She celebrated 50 years in the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gaming and traveling, especially with longtime friends Don and Joy Hatcher.

A funeral is scheduled for Thursday the 16th of February at 10:00 am at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty, Texas.  Reverend Richard Brand of Cedar Park, Texas will officiate the ceremony, assisted by Reverend Bobby Aid of Rye, Texas.  Interment will follow the service at Jolley-Largent Cemetery in Moss Hill, Texas.  All are welcome to attend.  Flowers and condolences may be sent to the funeral home at 1101 North Travis Street, Liberty Texas, 77575.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a law enforcement, military service member's survivors, or Native American charity.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Holloway

Mayme Montgomery Holloway, 98, of Coldspring, died Friday, February 10, 2017, in Livingston.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Gustine, Texas. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Mayme was born February 2, 1919, in Glendale, Arizona, to parents; Mark and Mary Ellen Dooley Montgomery, and has been a resident of Coldspring for the past 17 years. She was a seamstress by trade; her interests included sewing, quilting, reading, gardening, and cooking.

Mrs. Holloway was preceded in death by her parents, father of her children: Vollie Brown, husband: Bee Holloway, sons: Allen “Dale” Brown and Johnny Wayne Brown, brothers: Wesley and Pete Montgomery, sisters: Florence Foster, Effie Mae Cox, and Hazel Johnson, grandchildren: Keith and Kenny Eddlemon, and granddaughter-in-law: Mandy Eddlemon. She is survived by her daughter: Jean Clark of Coldspring, grandchildren: Leta Looney and husband Larry, Sandra Eddlemon, Kevin Eddlemon, Christin Brown, Clinton Brown, Danny Joe Brown and wife Lori, Alicia Brown, Sarah Brown and husband Dusty Mica, Chris Brown, Jan and Taylor, great-grandchildren: Hollye Musella, Kayla Bridges and husband Jason, Michelle Eddlemon, Becky Cook and husband Bill, Kristen Eddlemon, Kraig Eddlemon, Klint Eddlemon, Kandace Eddlemon, Emily Eddlemon, numerous great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Campbell

Amber Christine Campbell, 20, of Mt. Belvieu, died Monday, February 6, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.

Amber was born March 5, 1996, in Baytown, to parents; Dean C. “Chris” and Debra DeAnn Campbell, a former resident of Dayton, and has resided in Mt. Belvieu for the past three years. She was a graduate of the University Park Academy and held positions in sales. She also enjoyed helping others, riding four wheelers, swimming, water sports, the outdoors, and especially spending time with her family.

Miss Campbell was preceded in death by her father: Dean C. “Chris” Campbell and grandmother: Maria “Grandma Mia” Sowell. She is survived by her fiancé: Jerad Poor, mother: Debra D. Campbell, sisters: Amanda Campbell and significant other Christopher Platt, Jessica Howard, Lori Campbell and significant other Christopher Hill, Julie Campbell and significant other Luke McDaniel, Shelby Campbell, and Kayla Campbell. brothers: Dean Campbell and significant other Natassia West, Danny Campbell and significant other Heaven Platt, Justin Campbell and significant other Hallie Harris, and Travis Campbell, nephews: Bryson, Brynden, Maxx, and Tayton, nieces: Bryleigh, Addyson, and Brynnah, numerous other relatives, and friends.

Scritchfield

Kenneth Andrew Scritchfield 76 of Liberty, died Wednesday February 8, 2017 at Houston Methodist Hospital.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 11, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at North Main Baptist Church of Liberty with Reverend Dick Lintelman officiating. There will be a memorial gathering of family and friends also on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at North Main Baptist Church.

A native of Tyler,TX he had lived in Liberty since 1998. Kenneth had worked for the Texas Department of Transportation in Houston, as an inspector. He was a member of North Main Baptist Church of Liberty,

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew " A.J." Scritchfield and Opal Black Scritchfield, brother, Joe Scritchfield, and Brother - in - Law, Bobby Poorbaugh.

Survivors are wife, Sherry Scritchfield of Liberty; sons, David Scritchfield and wife Judy of Port Neches, and Chris Wiley and wife Dolores of Liberty. Daughters, Teresa Hargroder of Silsbee, and Vicki Guidry of Nederland.

Brother, Duane Scritchfield and wife Becky of Tyler. Sisters, Sue Oldham of Tyler, Becky Ray and husband Terry of Tyler, and Sister-in-Law, Laura Scritchfield of Tyler, and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving and caring friends that will miss Kenneth very much.

Granddaughters are Sidni Hargroder, Taylor Casteel, Alex Wiley, Abigail Wiley, and Alivia Wiley.
Great-granddaughter, Caydence Morgan.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Doug McDaniel, R.N. Smart, Larry Huff, Ricky Poorbaugh, Randy Poorbaugh, and Morris Nelms.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kenneth Andrew Scritchfield please visit our Sympathy Store at www.faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com/

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

Sims

Cassie Lou Sims 73, of Iola, TX formerly of Thicket, died on Thursday February 9, 2017 at her residence in Iola, TX.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday February 12, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. at Felps Cemetery in Thicket, with Leonard Loftin officiating.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday February 11, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

Cassie Lou Rhodes Sims passed away February 9, 2017. She was born March 16, 1943 in Simmons Bottoms, Texas to Charlie and Mabel (Majors) Rhodes.

Cassie is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie & Mabel (Majors) Rhodes and siblings, Charles H. (Buck) Rhodes, Annie Lee Frazier, Ray Rhodes, Viola Davis, Dusty Rhodes and Loyce Collins.

Those left behind to cherish her memories are her children, Jimmie Wright and wife Jenine, Allen McClarnon and wife Stephanie and Susan Ybarra, brothers, I.D. Rhodes of Thicket, and Henry Rhodes of Dayton. Grandchildren, James Dwayne Wright, Kendra Wright, James Leon Wright, Amanda Mills, Angela Kinna, John Miles, Trisha Ireland, Jason McClarnon, Tara McClarnon, Brandon McClarnon and also 14 great grandchildren.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Wyatt Patterson, Morgan Patterson, Garrett Patterson, Greg Dolgner, William Rhodes, Dusty "Dub" Rhodes and Charles H. Rhodes.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Cassie Lou Rhodes Sims please visit our Sympathy Store at faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Langford

Deborah J. Langford age 66 died Tuesday February 7, 2017 in Anahuac, Texas.

Deborah was born in Houston, Texas July 1, 1950. A homemaker, Deborah enjoyed reading especially crime novels. She also kept a “bucket list” of the things she wanted to do. One of those items was to be baptized and rededicate herself to the Lord, at the age of sixty-six she did just that.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Wayne McKinney, and her grandmother who raised her Retha Edge.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters Barbara McKinney, Sandy Olson, and Dora Mae Hicks. In addition, she leaves twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held for her 10AM Thursday February 16, 2017 at Maranatha Church, 12319 TX-146 in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfunralservice.com.

Young

Corbin M. “Boo Bear” Young, 8, of Dayton, died Sunday, February 5, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.

Corbin was born October 28, 2008, in Cleveland, to parents; Luke M. and Cathrine Diehl Young, and has resided in the Dayton area throughout his life. He was a student at Stephen F. Austin Elementary School in Dayton. He also enjoyed his cars, riding his bike, and school activities.

Corbin was preceded in death by his grandfather: Floyd Lee Young and cousin: Ethan Bishop. He is survived by his mother: Cathrine Diehl Young of Dayton, father: Luke Young of Dayton, brothers: Hunter Nash Young and Jaidan Aaron Hancock, sisters: Karla Young, Evelyn Young, Gladys Young, Brandy Young, Apryl Young, Lillian Young, and Angel Crownover, grandparents: Richard and Rose Diehl of Dayton, Whitney Phillips of England, and Karen Bateman of Silsbee, numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.

Barnes

Glen Edward Barnes, age 54 of Houston, formerly of Liberty, died February 4, 2017 at his residence in Houston.

Glen was born July 18, 1962 in Liberty, TX son of Billy Edward Barnes and Linda Block Barnes.  He graduated from Liberty High School in 1980.  Glen moved to Houston where he was a waiter in the restaurant business.  Glen was a member of the Liberty High School Choir and loved to sing.  He was also a talented artist and enjoyed drawing.

Glen was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; I.F. and Cova Atkins, maternal grandparents; Herman and Velma Block. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, father; Billy Edward Barnes of Woodville, TX, mother; Linda Claire Block Barnes of Liberty, TX, sisters; Lori Tidwell and husband David of Daisetta, TX, Tina Kibodeaux of Nome, TX, brother; Dale Barnes and wife Misty of Hardin, TX, nieces; Dawn Nugent, Tabitha Kibodeaux, nephews; John David Westbrook, David Kibodeaux, Daniel Barnes, Luke Barnes, and special family friend; Daniel Lee Miranda.

Services for Glen Edward Barnes will be Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Friday, February 10, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel of Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

McGuire

Barbara Elizabeth "Liz" Bolling McGuire, 67, of Dayton, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Barbara was born November 3, 1949 in Brownfield, to parents; Eugene Henry and Geneva Anne Marie Hand Bolling, a former resident Northshore, and has resided in Dayton for the past 20 years. She was a retired truck driver and member of the White Horse Revival Church. She also enjoyed going to the casino, animals, travel, and reading.

Mrs. McGuire was preceded in death by her parents, brother: Tommy Bolling, and sisters: Betty Nichols and Brenda Anderson. She is survived by her husband of 22 years: Dennis McGuire of Dayton, sons: Harold Lynn Dougan, Jr. of Rio Vista and Shearidon Martin Dougan and wife Tanya of Arkansas, daughters: Geneva Anne Marie Carlisle of Dayton, Susanne Evette Dougan of Dayton, and Denise J. McGuire-Moore of Hallettsville, brother: Louis Bolling of Idaho, sister: Ruth Anne Tarpp of Idaho, grandchildren: Brian K, Dougan, Heather L. Griggs, Brandon Johnson, Halen Davis, Zachary Davis, Wyatt Dougan, Allyssa Dougan, Christopher Carlisle, and Melissa K. Anderson, great-grandchildren: Levi Johnson, Kaylee Johnson, Lynnie Griggs, Alicia Shelton, Jamie Shelton, and Kearsten Dunham, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Butler

Randy Lloyd Butler, 59 of Dayton, TX died Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at Kingwood Medical Center after a brave battle with cancer.

His loved ones were at his side. Randy was the youngest of five children born to Edward and Josie Louvine Butler on June 14th, 1957 in Liberty, TX. He graduated from Liberty High School and married Brenda Williamson when he was 21 years old. Randy spent his life in the Liberty and Dayton area and worked in the propane business for over 25 years. He was a gifted carpenter and had his own business remodeling and building homes. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and building model ships and cars. He loved hunting and fishing and spending his time outdoors. Randy planned great vacations for his family and always made sure there was plenty to do on each trip. He loved the Texas Hill Country and the Rocky Mountains. He was an avid Texans and Astros fan.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Lefty Don Simons and sister, Wanda Butler.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Brenda Williamson Butler of Dayton; son, Toby Lynn Butler and wife Alisha of Crosby; daughter, Lacy Cherie Butler of Dayton; brothers, Eddy Butler and wife Cathy of Peyton, Colorado; Ricky Butler and wife Kathy of Huntsville; sister, Sharon Worley and husband Norm of Onalaska; sister-in-law, Linda Faye Williamson of Dayton; Grandchildren, Kiley, Candise, Shyann and Sable. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends. Serving as pallbearers are Toby Butler, Rocky Crain, Kris Howard, Lane Dryden, Chris Turner, Chase Cox, Glen Addington and Greg Young.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 12 noon until service time at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at New Work Family Worship Center in Liberty. The church is located at 2512 Grand Avenue, Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral Services will be held at 2 o'clock in the afternoon with the Rev. Chris Contreras officiating. Burial will follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.

The family would like to thank Dr. Pierre Khoury and staff at Millennium Oncology & Pharmacy in Kingwood and the Hardin Family for all their help and support.

Wiggins

Robert Allen Wiggins – “Bob” to those who knew him best – died peacefully Friday, February 3, 2017, in Liberty, Texas, while in the loving company of his immediate family after a four-year battle with cancer.  He was 74 years old.

The first-born son of the late Ola Ray and B.A. Wiggins, Bob was born October 5, 1942, in Raleigh, Mississippi, and spent his boyhood hunting in the woods of rural Smith County.  He gave his heart to Jesus at the age of eight, walking the aisle of Goodwater Baptist Church to the hymn “Just As I Am.”

Bob served three years in the U.S. Army, garnering several awards, including the Expert Marksmanship Badge and the Army Commendation Medal.  He also gained notoriety and favor as “The General’s Fair-Haired Lad” as his marksmanship skills kept the General in plenty of pheasant and quail.

After the Army, Bob attended the University of Southern Mississippi, graduating in 1968.  He was promptly recruited by Humble Oil in Baytown, Texas, where he worked for five years before partnering with Mr. Paul Arnold to start their own accounting business in 1973.  Wiggins & Smith continues to serve Liberty and surrounding counties.

Bob lived a full, blessed life, pursuing a multitude of hobbies:  hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, sporting clays, water skiing, snow skiing, and motorcycles.  He enjoyed tending a small vegetable garden, and was partial to custom-made cowboy boots, machines built for speed, a good merlot, and numbers.  He found much happiness and fulfillment in his accounting and tax work.

Bob loved to share his insight.  He had a zest for life and a passion for excellence.  Powerful in prayer, Bob could speak a commanding rebuke against the darkness, or the most beautiful blessings; the words flowed easily and gave comfort to many.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; he leaves behind his wife of seven years, Maria Wiggins of Liberty, Texas; his daughter Julie Wiggins Narvaez and her husband Marcus of Crosby, Texas; his daughter Susan Wiggins Hart and her husband George of Long Beach, California; sisters Mary Alice Ammons of Clinton, Mississippi and Judy Stewart of Purvis, Mississippi; and many longtime friends.

Services for Robert Allen Wiggins will be Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty.  Visitation will be Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel of Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Ballinger

Nelda Arlene Ballinger, age 67 of Bacliff, TX, died February 3, 2017 at her residence. 

Nelda was born August 10, 1949 in Liberty, TX, daughter of the late George Henry Meadows and Joy Nell Myrick.  She graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School and worked for Kroger’s in the Deli Department for ten years.  Her grandkids were the love of her life and she enjoyed watching the grandkids in their sports activities.  Nelda was also a die-hard Dallas Cowboy fan.  She will be missed by all.

Nelda was preceded in death by her parents, and brother; George Meadows.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters; Misty Cummings and husband Spencer of Bacliff, TX, Angela Ballinger of Bacliff, TX, sister; Renee McCreight and husband Weldon of Humble, and grandchildren; Chance, Britney and Cheyenne.

Services for Nelda Arlene Ballinger will be Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin, TX.  Visitation will be Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel at Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Trojanowski

Judy Beran Trojanowski, 91, of Dayton, Texas, died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at her residence.

She was born on November 8, 1925 in Eastgate, Texas to Morise and Zofie Moudry Beran. Judy has resided in the Dayton area for over 30 years with her family.

Judy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was a wonderful dessert and bread maker who enjoyed cooking and canning. Judy loved to fish, garden, sew and being with her family.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; and her loving husband of 50 years, Frank J. Trojanowski. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son Alan Trojanowski and wife Carmen of Dayton, Texas; her daughters Jeanette Southard and husband Charles of Houston, Texas and Jane Turlak and husband Shorty of Burnet, Texas; her grandchildren Michael, Matthew, Benjamin, Timothy, Russell, Jason, David and Adam; her great-grandchildren Tyler, Andrew, Braden and Kailey; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Benjamin Southard, Timothy Southard, Russell Southard, Jason Southard, Adam Trojanowksi and David Trojanowski.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2pm until 4pm on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas.  Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 9am on Monday, February 6, 2017 at St. Anne Mission, CR 622 at FM 686 at Pump House Road, Eastgate (Dayton), Texas. Rite of Committal will immediately follow in Eastgate Cemetery.

Edwards

Sybil Doris Edwards, age 89 of Liberty, died February 2, 2017 in Baytown, TX. 

Doris was born December 12, 1927 in Orange, TX daughter of the late Cecil Coleman Smith and Bonnie Sibley Smith.  She lived in Houston, TX before moving back to Liberty, TX.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Howard Lee Edwards, brothers; Travis Wendell Smith, Gerald Cecil Smith and sister-in-law; Sally Jo Smith. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters; Nancy Edwards Cauley and husband Bill, Laura Edwards Castle and husband David, son; Bradford Lee Edwards and wife Norma, grandchildren; Nathan Cauley and wife Casey, Chris Castle, Bonnie Castle Walton and husband Trent, Megan Castle Feuille and husband James, Cameron Lee Edwards and wife Lacey, Kevin Coleman Edwards, Krista Edwards, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Services for Sybil Doris Edwards will be Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 3pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Graveside services will be Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2pm at Sibley Family Cemetery in Florien, LA.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Mullenax

Verlin Elmer David Mullenax, 99, of Dayton died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Dayton.

Visitation for Mr. Mullenax will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2017 at Pace-Stancil in Dayton. Service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services are 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens in Texarkana, Texas.

Mr. Mullenax was born August 31, 1917 in Spence, Colorado to parents, Elmer David Mullenax and Jessie Etta Francis Fields Mullenax. He proudly volunteered for the Army in 1941 and served until 1945 when he was honorably discharged, receiving numerous citations. He worked for the Cottonbelt RR and retired in 1982 as an engineer. David was previously of Texarkana and had lived in Dayton for a little over one year.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 73 years, Rosemary Mullenax; one great-granddaughter, Mya Kirchoff, three brothers, and two sisters. He is survived by sons, Marcus Mullenax and wife Debra and William Mullenax; daughter, Toni Davis; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Tony Spencer and Mary Mullenax; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

For those who desire memorials may be made to help the homeless through Street Life in Dayton.
Please leave your thoughts and memories for the family at www.pacestancil.com

 

Opal was born September 30, 1922 in Baytown, Texas the daughter of the late Connie Brice Edmunds and Cora Walston Edmunds. Opal was a homemaker, raised in South Liberty Oilfield, she was a tremendous cook. Opal cooked and baked up to the age of ninety-three, still making her biscuits from scratch. As a young woman, she helped her father by going hunting and fishing. Opal will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Frank Lee, daughter Gladys Ann Stokes, her sons Charles Leo Stokes and Lester Carl Leggett, grandson Frank Ray Leggett, and her brothers Alvin Odell Edmunds, Elton Carl Edmunds, and Roy Lee Edmunds.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son James Connie Stokes, daughter Patricia Carol Mosier, and a brother Clarence Elwood Edmunds, her Caregiver and nephew Bobbie Smalley.  In addition, she leaves fifteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A funeral service for Opal will be held 2PM Monday February 6, 2017 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, burial to take place in Fairlawn Cemetery immediately following the service. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Williams

William Elton Williams, 58, beloved Father and Husband, was called to his eternal resting place on January 31, 2017.

Born on February 11, 1958 in Houston, TX to Billie and Kennard Williams, he was the youngest of three children.

Elton is survived by his soulmate, best friend, and wife of 35 years, Tammy C. Williams and their children Amy Williams, Josh Williams and wife Kayla and grandchildren who he loved dearly, Zoey, Jacob, Laynie, and Luke. Elton’s mother Billie Williams, mother and father in-law Sissy and Bubba Loftin, sister Kathy and husband Ralph Kelly, brother-in law Sam Loftin and wife Kathy, Sister-in law Connie and husband Bob Lindsey. Elton’s nieces and nephews, Abbie Pursley, Jason and Kristina Kelly, Mike, Mark, Chris and David Lindsey, Raymond, Brandye, and Katie Loftin.

Elton is joining his father Kennard Williams, sister Katherine Murphy, and nephew Jerry Murphy in heaven.

Elton was a jack of all trades, never met a stranger, loved to laugh, and told everyone he loved them. He loved to hunt, fish, search for arrow heads, and he loved his poker playing friends like family. Elton started every morning reading his Bible and made a promise to God to be a better person today than he was yesterday.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday February 4, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. at the First Assembly of God Church of Saratoga, with Reverend Frank Aragon, Reverend Tolbert Hudspeth, and Kyle Burnett officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Groves cemetery in Livingston.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday February 3, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at First Assembly of God Church of Saratoga.

Serving as pallbearers are Troy Herod, Robbie Nugent, Bob Guedry, Charles Skinner, Kyle Martin, Johnny Williams, Blaine Wright and Alton Cain.

Honorary pallbearers are Jason Kelly, Ralph Kelly, Sam Loftin, Bob Lindsey, Price Stewart, Jason Richards and Gary Wiggins.

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

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

Cornelius

Dolores Anna Cornelius, age 75 of Baytown, passed away February 2, 2017 at her residence.

Dolores was born August 15, 1941 in Liberty, TX, daughter of the late Johnny Finus Norris and Olive Elizabeth Jannise.  Dolores was an insurance agent and worked for American National Insurance Company for twenty plus years.  She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Mount Belvieu.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society of Baytown, Art League of Baytown where she served as president for two years and was a prize-winning artist in that league.  Dolores took up art at the age of sixty.  Dolores was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority where she served as a past president.  She was an excellent seamstress, loved to travel and enjoyed being with people.  She will be greatly missed.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, and sister; Frances Marie Ferguson. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of eleven years; Ron Cornelius, daughters; Diana McLaughlin and husband Roy, Cindy Prochazka and husband James, Theresa Cain, Michelle Baumann and husband Steve, son; Mark Hopson and wife Heather, sister; Naomi Shauberger and husband Donald, brother; David Norris, stepchildren; Jay Cornelius and wife Erma, Chris Cornelius and wife Tara, Kyle Cornelius, special friend; Tahnee’ Cornelius, twenty-one grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services for Dolores Anna Cornelius will be Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at the Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Rosary service with start at 6:30pm that same night.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hale

Jonathan Allen Hale, 26, of Anahuac, Texas, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Baytown, Texas.

He was born on December 21, 1990 in Wharton, Texas to Kenneth Scott and Tammy Hairston Hale. His family relocated to Anahuac from the Bay City, Texas area in 1992 and he graduated from Anahuac High School in 2009.  He worked as a welder for the past 6 years at JSW Steel in Baytown, Texas.

Jonathan personified the word love. He was a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend to many. He cherished his family, was helpful and giving to friends, and was passionate and dedicated to his job as a welder. He loved the simple things in life like playing with his daughter Melanie Grace, fishing, hunting, and playing video games. He never met a stranger, greeting all with a sparkle in his eye and a huge smile. And like his grandfather before him, Johnny was well known for giving the best hugs ever.

Jonathan was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Bennie Hairston and paternal grandfather Kenneth Charles Hale. To cherish his memory, he leaves behind his loving wife Kathryn Elizabeth Hale; his daughter Melanie Grace Hale; parents Scott and Tammy Hale; sister Ashley Renee Hale; nephew   Brett   Irvin   Waters   all   of Anahuac, Texas; paternal grandmother Shirley Ann Hale of Wadsworth, Texas, his favorite Aunt and Uncle Peggy and Gary Hairston of West Columbia, Texas  and maternal grandmother Charlotte Garcia of Angleton, Texas; his best friend who was more like his brother, Ben Ware of Anahuac, Texas; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Jonathan will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2pm until 3:30pm on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 15 CR 129 and FM 563, Liberty, Texas.  

Funeral services will immediately follow at 4pm. Condolences may be made online at www.SterlingFuneralHome.com

Fregia

Jo Ann Collier Fregia of Daisetta, TX, died Monday January 31, 2017 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. She was 78.

A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday February 2, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery of Batson.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday February 1, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel.

She was born December 8, 1937 in Waco, to Jack Collier and Minnie Lee Weaver. She had lived in Daisetta most of her life and was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church of Daisetta.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Garland Fregia, son, Clarence Garland Fregia Jr., sisters, Shirley Gillespie, Martha Campbell and parents.

She is survived by son, Larry Gene Fregia and wife Debbie of Liberty; daughter, Penny Lee Crouthers and husband Daymon of Liberty; brother-in-law Frank Gillespie; grandchildren, Denton Fregia and wife Megan, Maranda Brown and husband Terry, Andrew Stuchlik, and Stephanee Stuchlik.

Great grandchildren are Peyton Fregia, Addyson Fregia, Avery Wilkerson, Paxton Shubert and Tyler Schubert Brock and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Greg Campbell, Rusty Campbell, Beth Johnson, John Fisher, Casey Campbell and Marc Whittaker. Honorary pallbearer is Kenneth Fregia.

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

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

Houghton

Jack Donall Houghton 82 of Saratoga, died Sunday January 29, 2017 at Christus Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday February 1, 2017 at 10:00A.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Chapel in Batson, with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

A native of Morton, TX, he had lived in Saratoga, 34 years and was owner and operator of Super Pak store of Saratoga, and was also a carpenter. Jack loved his family and his store. He also loved his community family of Saratoga, whom he served for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Johnie Houghton of Saratoga; sons, Mitchell Houghton of Saratoga, and Teryl Houghton and wife Cheryl of Baytown. Daughter, Vickie Tschappatt and husband Jeff of LaPorte.

Grandchildren are Cheryl, Shannon, Kevin, Derrick, Holly, Andrea, Casey, Jennifer, and Abbey. Great grandchildren 13.

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

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

Schulz

Mary Lois LeNoir “Mickey” Schulz died peacefully on January 7, 2017.

The was born December 9, 1923 in Sour Lake, Texas to Bertha Mae Murphy LeNoir and Rannie Ira LeNoir. Mickey is predeceased by her parents and her beloved husband, Dr. Donald Paul Schulz, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Together they forged a life in Liberty, Texas where they raised 3 children and enjoyed all the responsibilities and benefits of practicing medicine in a historic small town in S.E. Texas. Liberty celebrated its’ bicentennial as a settlement more than 20 years before the nation celebrated its’ bicentennial as a country.

Mickey (“Mary Lois” as a child) graduated from Sour Lake High School, Sam HoustonState Universityin Huntsville and Herman Hospital School of Nursing in Houston. She met Don Schulz of Nebraska in 1943 while he was an intern at Herman Hospital. They began their marriage in 1944 while Don was an officer at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

After a short stay in Hull where Dr. Schulz began medical practice, they settled in Liberty where they helped to found the practice, Drs. Delaney, Schulz & Castle. Mickey was active at First United Methodist Church where she and her husband regularly attended worship services, Sunday school and all the countless activities surrounding church life. Mickey volunteered for almost everything from teaching Vacation Bible School to hosting events for every imaginable age and stage.

Over the years, her community service included leadership roles in Liberty County Schools’ Parent Teacher Association where she served as President and chairperson of state committees, Liberty County Medical Auxiliary, Trivium Club, Liberty Garden Club, and American Field Service which sponsored students from abroad, each of whom spent a year as a student at Liberty High School. Mickey was a founder of the local Christian Women’s Club which hosted faith based interdenominational programs out of which sprang numerous Bible Studies in churches, homes and community groups in and around Liberty.

Mickey supported countless school and community events in which children participated. Life with her own 3 children was very busy. Never one to say no to helping with her children’s activities, Mickey served repeatedly as school class room-mother, dance/hayride chaperone and Boy Scout den-mother. She was on hand as a driver for the cheerleading squad, swim team, scouting events, Friday night football games, and recitals of everything from dance to piano.

Mickey and Don together enjoyed square dancing, bridge, golf, tennis, fishing, boating and travel. They initiated travels with their children and, after the children were grown, it was their joy to visit countries on every continent including Norway to see Liv Marie Saether Sandberg, Greece to see Anna Tacia Phillipou and Germany to see Elizabeth Gindler, each of whom spent a senior year as a beloved student at Liberty High School through American Field Service in which Mickey was a leader. The Schulz home was always open for gatherings of friends at Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Super Bowl parties. The family’s summer beach trips to the Gulf coast were an annual highlight

Mickey enjoyed being with her three grown children, Donna Schulz Cook (Bruce) of Atlanta, Ga., Stephen Paul Schulz (Linda) of Hailey, ID and Dr. Randolph Neal Schulz
of Tomball, TX; three grand-children, Brannon Paul Cook (Melissa) of New York City, Natalie Cook Arendall (Hayes) of Birmingham, AL. and Stefanie Norma Schulz of Salt Lake City, UT. She was blessed to have 4 great-grandchildren, Mary Brannon Arendall & Keith Baker Arendall of Birmingham and Catherine Murray Cook & Elise LeNoir Cook of New York City. Although survived by many first, second and third cousins, Mickey enjoyed being with Charlene LeNoir Fulton of San Diego, CA who was the cousin to whom Mickey bonded. Their travels as a twosome were legendary.

Mickey was known for her keen sense of humor, fun loving spirit, generosity to others and her faith in Jesus Christ. Not one to be shy, she was famous for her one-liners. after which she produced a beautiful smile to let you know, “I got ya on that one.” During her recent 11 years of living in the Atlanta area at Presbyterian Village, everyone knew and loved her. She rarely missed a weekly Wednesday prayer meeting or a Thursday Happy Hour. Mickey integrated her Christian faith into every relationship she forged and every activity in which she engaged. During her last months at Presbyterian Village, she was known for her engaging SMILE which lit up the lives of so many who knew and cared for her. Her family is very grateful to the people of Liberty, TX and Presbyterian Village of Austell, GA for the provision of warm friends, gentle caring hands and a faith community of exemplary love and compassion.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and reception on Feb 4, 2017 at 11am in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Liberty. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mickey’s memory may be made to your favorite charity or one of the following:

*JESUS Film Project (an international ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ) at the following address: Jesus Film, PO Box 628222, Orlando, FL  32862  
   On the memo line, write # 2575537
*First United Methodist Church at PO Box 469, Liberty, TX 77575
   On the memo line, write Memorial Fund

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Neely

Bill “Pepper” Neely, 60, of Liberty, beloved husband of Lynn Caninenberg Neely, died the morning of January 30, 2017 at his home.

He was born January 22, 1957, in Liberty, TX to M.J. “Jack” and Dorothy Neely. 

He is preceded in death by his father and is survived by his loving wife Lynn, mother Dorothy Davis Neely, sister Cathy Miller and husband Chris; daughters Laura Clements and husband Jon, Jessica Parker and husband Derek, Angela Vargas and husband Andrew; and sons Chris Caninenberg and wife Kristin, Lamar Bean and James Jackson.  He loved being called Pappa by the greatest joys in his life, his eight grandchildren: Juliet and Nathaniel Clements, Brody, Eli, and Cohen Parker, Andrew, Cooper and Adelyn Vargas, and his four-legged friend Crash.  We are grateful to two people who have most recently become family, his caretaker Amy Jimenez and friend Fernando Jimenez. 

Bill owned Bill’s Quality Meats, The Yellow Rose Café, and Pepper’s Trucking.  He was co-coordinator for the Texas Junior Brahman Association, TVE Parade Chairman and Committee Chair, and always enjoyed teaching and helping kids with their show animals.  He also participated in the wild cow milking and the pony express at TVE with his friend Richard Watson.  Bill enjoyed riding horses, working cows, watching westerns, and had a love for collecting John Deere tractors.

Services for Bill “Pepper” Neely will be Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Cooke Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm in the chapel at Allison’s.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Varnon

Anna Marie Varnon, age 95 of Dayton, died at her residence in Dayton on January 30, 2017. 

Anna was born May 2, 1921 in Onyx, Arkansas, daughter of the late John and Dora Ray Finley.  Anna was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Dayton and was a Sunday school teacher for several years.  She was a housewife most of her life but in her earlier years she was a caretaker for the elderly.  Anna was all about family, friends and her church.  She loved to read the bible and loved her friends and neighbors at the Dayton Retirement Community Center.  Anna also loved her bingo.  She will be missed by all.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, husband; John Varnon, son; Coy Varnon, daughters; Dora Bardwell, Fran Krull, granddaughter; Kellie Krull-Johns, great-granddaughter; Jessica Krull, brothers; Teague Finley, Wesley Finley, Emery Finley, sisters; Elsie Haynes, Lilly Warner.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; Jim Varnon and wife Diana, Johnny Varnon and wife Claudette, daughter; Myrt Krull and husband Bob, seventeen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Serviced for Anna Marie Varnon will be Friday, February 3, 2017 at 10am at Trinity Baptist Church, 408 West Clayton, Dayton, TX with burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty, TX.  Visitation will be Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Nelson

LaVerne Smith Nelson succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer’s after an almost 15-year battle with this insidious disease.

Ruby LaVerne was born to Walter and Ruby Smith in February, 1929, at the beginning of the Great Depression.  Living in the country-side north of Waller, Texas, she was the “apple of her parents’ eyes”.

After graduating from the Waller public schools, LaVerne attended Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville where she met her husband to be, Oscar F. Nelson, Jr, a “dashing young Army officer” recently returned from the European theater of World War II.  After a courtship, Oscar and LaVerne married and moved to Anahuac, Texas, where they would live for nearly 50 years.  In addition to meeting Oscar at Sam Houston, LaVerne also met one of her future sisters-in-law and one of her future brothers-in-law, Margie Nelson and Louis Thames, as well as many others who became life-long friends. 

LaVerne was preceded in death by both parents, parents-in-law, husband Oscar, and brother, Arvard Smith.

LaVerne and Oscar had two sons, Walter F. (Teddy) and Randall Stephen (Randy).  LaVerne was the quintessential 1950’s mother, doting on both sons, making certain they were always dressed correctly with their hair combed, but most importantly that they understood three things: (1) the importance of education, (2) always be polite and respectful, and (3) that hard work and perseverance would lead to life-long success.

LaVerne was always at her husband’s side.  Oscar owned the Trinity Valley Motor Company in Anahuac, (the Chevrolet dealership), ran an independent insurance agency, and what would become the highlight and defining years of their lives, was elected County Judge of Chambers County, serving for more than 25 years. 

After her boys graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, LaVerne decided she needed a new challenge and became a case worker for a State of Texas’ social welfare program from which she ultimately retired.  She was also a member of the ESA sorority, a lady’s service organization in Anahuac.

LaVerne was a wonderful wife, mother and friend, and is survived by Teddy and his wife Kathryn, their daughters, Meredith Jackson and Lauren Nelson; Randy and his wife, Celine, and their daughter, Stephanie Celine Nelson; three other grandchildren, Randall Nelson, II, Raul Nelson, and Marta Nelson; six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as a host of great nieces and nephews. 

This great lady will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A graveside service and committal will be held at 1pm on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Anahuac Cemetery, located on FM 563 in Anahuac, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in LaVerne’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6055 South Loop East, Houston, TX 77087-1005.

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

Rodgers

Vernon Keith Rodgers, 31, of Daisetta, died Wednesday January 25, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday February 1, 2017 at 1:00P.M. at The Pentecostal Tabernacle in Liberty. Interment will follow at The Freddie James Nugent Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday January 31, 2017 starting at 12:00 P.M. at The Pentecostal Tabernacle Church.

Serving as pallbearers are Russell Rodgers, Bradley Nugent, Bobby Clark Jr. Frank Nugent, Wesley Nugent, Johnathan Brown, Kevin Russell and Trent Wisell.

Honorary pallbearers are Jim Simmons Sr. Jim Simmons Jr. Chris Simmons, Mark Simmons, Roy Murphy, Bobby Clark III, Jessie Casey, Dwain Regudon, Tyler Nugent, Zane Robinson, and J.D. Nugent.

A native of Galveston, he had lived in Daisetta, most of his life and had worked for C.D. Well Service of Daisetta, as a Roughneck.

He is survived by his wife, Vanessa Rodgers of Daisetta, son, Arron Rodgers of Daisetta,, parents, Dorothy and Wendel Ener of Daisetta, and father, Charles Rodgers of San Augustine. Daughter, Ashlynn Rhoden of Liberty. Brothers, Russell Rodgers of Daisetta, Bradley Nugent of Baytown, Jim Simmons Jr. of Devers, James Simmons of Liberty, Chris Simmons of Devers, and Mark Simmons of Hardin. Sisters, Kimberly Rodgers of Daisetta, Christina Ener of Hull, Ashley Nugent Moomey of Liberty, Stacie Nugent of Daisetta, and Tracie Nugent of Liberty, and sister-in-law, Carla Rodgers of Daisetta. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of loving friends that will miss him very much.

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

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

Campbell

Bernice Campbell died January 26, 2017 at the Magnolia Place Health Care, in Liberty, where she resided for the past eleven years.

Prior to that she resided in Saratoga, from 1965 to 2005. She belonged to the United Methodist Church of Saratoga, until it closed, then she joined the First Baptist Church in Saratoga. She was a great mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved cooking, she had a green thumb, loved plants, and humming birds.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Hillboldt and Dora Rinn Hillboldt, brother:, John Hillboldt, sister :,Irene Himily, and her husband: Norris Campbell.

She is survived by Son: Norris Wayne Campbell and Patti of Mobile, Al; Daughter, Myra Lynn Payne and John of Dayton. Brother; "Cap" Allan Hillboldt of Sealy, Tx. Grandchildren include Sara Johnson, Joan.band Jeremy Campbell and Great Grandchild Nathan Campbell Lawrence.

Service of remembrance will be held on Sunday January 29, 2017 at 2:00P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

The family will be receiving friends also on Sunday January 29, 2017 starting at 12:15 P.M. until time of service at Faith & Family of Batson.

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

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

Dorsett

Clara Mae Dorsett age 82 died Thursday January 26, 2017 at Magnolia Health Care in Liberty, Texas.

Clara was born in Bay City, Texas January 29, 1934 the daughter of the late Stanley G. Sweeny and Annie L. Hayes Sweeny. Clara was a homemaker who loved to sew. She enjoying caring for others especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her son Billy Ray Dorsett, brother Melvin Sweeny Sr., her first husband Roy Eugene Dorsett, and her second husband William Irvine Dorsett.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son Mike Dorsett and his wife Reba, sister Barbara Sophia and her husband Jack, sisters Edna Joice and Joyce Dorsett, step-daughters Earlene Erb and husband Robert, Wanda Yaws and husband David, and Carol Stone and husband Jeff. She also leaves eleven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. In addition, she leaves her adopted family, Bobby and Cindy Pavliska and their sons Heath and Josh. Clara will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A funeral service will be held 2PM Tuesday January 31, 2017 at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas with burial to follow in Cooke Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Thomas

Dorothy Thomas 69, of Houston died Jan. 23, 2017.

Services will be Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Williams Temple COGIC 2524 Delano St. Houston, TX. Visitation will begin at 1:30PM until funeral at 2:30PM. Interment will be Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 in Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Houston, TX.

Cherishing her memories are children: Carol Singleton (Pastor Peter), Linda Thomas, Patricia Carter, Susan Carter, Lord Carter Sr (Johnetta) and Patrick Cooper (Katrina). Siblings: Rita Brown (Pastor Kenneth), Annie Lee Jackson (Michael), Lorraine Thomas, Annie Lois Meyers (Ronald), Nelawean Thomas, Mary Joyce Thomas, Obie Thomas, Olin Thomas and Ronnie Thomas. 13- Grandchildren, 3- Great Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephew’s other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Thomas' services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, TX.) 409-267-3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Kliem

Corine Hunt Kliem 82 of Hull-Daisetta, died Tuesday January 24, 2017 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Humble.

She was born in Daisetta, TX August 28, 1934 and had lived most of her life in the Hull - Daisetta area. She was a homemaker most of her life, occasionally working in her own businesses. She sold Tupperware and Home Parties for 8 years and spent over 20 years in the video rental business. She has spent the last 5 years as an employee Wal-Mart via Crossmark and the last 8 years at H&R Block. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, serving on the PTA, leader of the Girl Scouts, leader of the Boy Scouts, president of the band booster club, and co-leader of the church youth group.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Max Edward Kliem. her parents, Hollis B. Hunt and Rosie Lee Wilson Hunt. Brothers, Hollis B. Hunt, Ernest Hunt, Bill Hunt, Boyd Hunt, Allen " Pooch" Hunt and Jack Hunt. Sisters, Joyce Hunt Dorris and Agnes Hunt Silhavy.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Besch of Humble, Barbara Wallace and husband Raymond of Hull, and Teresa Conner and husband Clint of Humble. Grandchildren, Brian Besch, Derrick Mobley and wife Krystal, Max Touchet and Joyce Fregia. Great-grandchildren, Christian Dutton ,Payton Touchet, Khrislyn Mobley, Macalla Mobley, Karlie Ross, Tylor Ross, Brayden Ross, and Bryland Ross. Great Great Granddaughter Madilynn Dutton. Sister, Lillie Hunt Littlefield of Beaumont. as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of lifetime friends and close relatives.

Her family will receive friends on Friday January 27, 2017 at Faith & Family Funeral Services from 5:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday January 28, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services, officiated by Bishop Ronnie Trice. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Christian Dutton, Ross Jordan, Clint Conner, Brian Besch, Raymond Wallace and Ed Hunt. Honorary pallbearears are Max Touchet, Derrice Mobley, David Littlefield and Rusty Hunt.

In lieu of flowers donations in honor of Corine Hunt Kliem may be made to The American Heart Assiciation at www.heart.org.

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

Service of remembrance under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 0847 Hwy 105E. Batson, Texas 77519. 936-336-2222 or 936-262-2100 Ten years of earning trust one family at a time.

Bolin

Joyce A. Perkins Bolin, 82, of Dayton, died Monday, January 23, 2017, at the Heritage Villa Nursing Home in Dayton.

Visitation will be held from 11a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with services concluding thereafter.

Joyce was born December 12, 1934 in Clover Port, Kentucky, to parents; Forrest and Ruby Weatherholt Perkins, and has been a lifelong resident of the Dayton area. She was a graduate of the Central High School, a retired book keeper, and member of the First Baptist Church of Dayton. She also enjoyed gardening, fishing, yardwork, her dogs, and will be remembered as a devoted Christian.

Mrs. Bolin was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Homer Leon Wilson, husband: Robert J. “Bob” Bolin, sisters: Jewel Ruth Perkins and Peggy Perkins Silvers, and granddaughter: Stacey Wilson. She is survived by her sons: Leon Wilson and wife Amanda of Dayton, Robert Bolin of Dayton, and Steven L. Wilson of Dayton, daughter: Peggy Anita Rowe and husband Jim of Nevada, brothers: Johnny Perkins of Arkansas and Wayne Perkins of Houston, grandchildren: Leon Wilson, II and wife Amber, Ashley Bolin, Yvonna Bolin, Josh Brown, Hannah Works and husband Alan, and Kary Cooper, great-grandchildren: Carson, Chase, Remington, Lexie, Mariah, and Laiyden, her special companions: Gizzie and Bit, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Southerland

Thomas Oliver Southerland of Hardin, died Monday January 23, 2017 at his residence . He was 73.

A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel with Reverend Bobby Lawrence officiating. Interment is scheduled for 2:15 P.M. on Thursday January 26, 2017 at Houston National Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends also on Wednesday January 25, 2017 from 6:00P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Gadsden, AL, he had lived in Hardin, for 30 years and was retired from Exxon/Mobil Chemical Plant. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Dayton Memorial American Legion Hall # 512. He was a member of Hardin Lions Club, The Valley Players of Liberty, where he was a benefactor, set builder, stage performer and also worked in the lighting department. He was also a member of The National Rifle Association and was an avid fisherman and loved to shoot his guns.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Southerland and Mildred Elkin. Brothers, Quincey Southerland, David Southerland, Timothy Southerland. Brother in law, Robert W. Keel and sister, Christinia Harrist.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Clare Southerland of Hardin, sisters, Charlotte LeBlanc of Splendora, and Mary Keel of Houston, and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of loving friends.

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

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

Miller

Christine Shaun Miller 46 of Buna, formerly of Batson, died Sunday January 22, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday January 27, 2017 at 1:00P.M. at Faith & Family Chapel with Reverend Jeff Blizzard officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday January 26, 2017 from 6:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. at Faith & Family.

A native of Corpus Christi, Christine had lived in Batson 13 years before moving to Buna. She was a homemaker. She had been a member of First Assembly of God Church, of Saratoga.

She was preceded in death by her father, Mike Dugan, grandfather, Cliff Reynolds, and sister Angela Marie Dugan.

Survivors include her husband Tim Miller of Buna, mother Gwen Tinnin and step father, James M. Tinnin of Batson; and other stepfather Tog Underwood of Garland. Sons, Justin Thomas Doiron of Nederland, and Hunter Kyle Doiron of Batson, and daughter, Lindsey Christine Doiron of Buna. Grandmother Lucille Gum of Blue Springs MO.

Half brother, Jason Dugan of OK; step brothers, Dean Tinnin of Huffman, Steven Tinnin of Kingwood, and Michael Tinnin of Richardson, and half sister, Shae Koonce of Leavenworth, KS.

Grandchildren are Gabriel Doiron, and Saphira Christine Doiron and numerous aunts, uncles, and a host of loving friends.

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

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

Bryan

Wanda Lynn Bryan of Liberty, died January 19, 2017 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

She was born March 9, 1948 in New Caney. She had lived in Liberty, many years and was a retired manager in the convenience store business.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Buenger and Edna Portier Buenger daughter, Latricia Thompson and granddaughter, Caylee Lewing.

Survivors are son, Elic Bryan and wife Alicia Reyes of Liberty; daughters, Tracey Collier and husband Joel of Liberty; Teresa Goodchild of Tampa FL. Brothers, Charles Buenger of Crosby, Leslie Buenger of Crosby and James Buenger. Sisters, Charlotte Buckley and Sonya Hastings of AZ. Grandchildren: 13, and numerous great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 28, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. at Faith & Family Funeral Services of Batson. There will be a gathering of family and friends starting at 10:00 A.M. until time of service.

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

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

Arnold

Eli Boyd Arnold, 88, of Dayton, Texas died peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Visitation for Mr. Arnold will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Dayton.

Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Dayton. Interment will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.
Boyd was born November 16, 1928 in Springdale, Texas (just outside of Atlanta) to parents, Thomas “Todd” Hamilton Arnold and Elizabeth Skinner Arnold. He moved to Dayton in 1943 making Dayton his lifelong home. Boyd was a proud graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1946, where he was a member of the football team, class favorite and president of his senior class. In his early years Boyd worked for General Crude. In 1954 he and Turner Kirksey started a painting and drywall business, he later became part owner and partners with Joe and Bobby Harris at Pelco Construction. In 1981 Boyd and Patsie Arnold formed Arnold Construction and remained active in their business until their retirement in 2016. He and Patsie were so proud when people said “My home was Boyd Arnold built”.

Boyd was very devoted to his church, the First United Methodist Church of Dayton. He served in all capacities throughout the years, chairman of the administrative board, board of trustees, chairman of the building committee, Sunday school teacher and superintendent of the youth department. He was always there when his church needed him to help in any way.

When his sons were young Boyd coached and supported them in Pee-Wee and Little League, he later became Baseball Commissioner. His love and encouragement for children was a driving force in the Dayton community as Boyd worked to make the Dayton City Park and the Parker Park a reality. His great-grandchildren always enjoy seeing the streets in the park named for Boyd and Patsie Arnold.

Boyd was a proud Bronco. He served as President on the Dayton School Board. He and Patsie were loyal fans and supporters thoughout his life. They followed the Broncos all over the state of Texas. The Pioneer Student’s Association weekend was always a highlight of the spring where he enjoyed visiting with all of his classmates.

The Jones Library was one of Boyd’s special projects. He worked tirelessly to raise funds and support this very important addition for Dayton. Boyd was extremely proud of the Dayton Community Center and the Senior Center where he served as President for several years.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #825 and a life member of the Elks Lodge.

Boyd and Gene Touchstone were the founding forces behind the formation of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce. They were just honored this past week for their dedication and hard work for the Chamber. Boyd was one of the first members and president of the Dayton Community Development Corporation. In 1989 Boyd was awarded Citizen of the Year from the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

Boyd was very influential in the lives of so many throughout the years. His character was steadfast, always modeling faithfulness and integrity. He was a friend to many, making you feel as if you were always a member of his family. He enjoyed talking to young people about the importance of being involved in their community and always encouraging them to carry on in his footsteps.

When someone said “Let’s Go” Boyd and Patsie were packed and ready. So many wonderful memories were made and shared with their family and friends on the Frio River. Boyd’s special bacon and pancakes alongside the river were enjoyed by all. From coast to coast and abroad, they loved to travel.

Boyd was preceded in death by parents, Thomas Hamilton “Todd” Arnold and Elizabeth Skinner Ogrodowicz and mother-in-law, Lillian Blount Clark.

He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Patsie Clark Arnold of Dayton; sons, David and Connie Arnold of Liberty and Randel and Karen Arnold of Dayton.

David and Connie’s children are daughter, Listi and Alan Sobba of Arlington, Virginia and children, George, Harris, Dave, and Lila; son, Clark and Genevieve Arnold of Houston, and children, Abigail and Teal; daughter, Catherine and Corey Carothers of San Marcos and children, Cate, Christopher, and Charlie; son, John and Meg Arnold of Dallas and children Elizabeth and Clark.

Randel and Karen’s children are son, Todd and Alaina Arnold of Liberty and children, Emma and Ava; son, Dusty and Stacey Gatlin of Dayton and daughter, Kate; son, Andrew and Larissa Arnold of Dayton and children, Eli and Lillian; son, Mark Arnold and Brad Madrid of Dayton, daughter, Ellie and Matt Conn of Dayton and children, Caroline and Boyd; daughter, Kathleen Arnold of Dayton; son, Horace and Rachel Bridges of Dayton and children Madison, Ethan, and Mila.
Boyd is also survived by nieces, Linda Burney of Dayton, Karen Rowe Walker and husband Chuck of Conroe, and special cousin, Jane Waters of Dayton; as well as numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

For those who desire memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Dayton, P.O. Box 505, Dayton, Texas 77535 to the stained glass renovation fund.

Raymond-Hill

Gussie Mae Raymond-Hill 70, of Baytown, TX; died Jan.17, 2017.

Services are Jan. 28, 2017 at Bright Light Missionary Baptist Church 504 FM 2041 Anahuac, Texas. Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral 11AM.

Cherishing her memories are Children: Terry Raymond (Jackie), Rhonda Kirkwood (Kevin), Prince Raymond (Robbie Bennett), Sister: Glenda Blue, 9- Grandchildren, 6- Great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Hill’s services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, TX.) 409-267-3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Roark

Ruby F. Henderson Roark, 90, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at the Country Manor Assisted Living Center in Dayton.

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Gum Grove Baptist Church in Dayton. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Ruby was born February 4, 1926 in Humble, to parents; Rufus F. Henderson and Blanche Hensley, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in Dayton since 1954. She was a graduate of Aldine High School, attended Lee College, was a retired LVN, and a member and piano player for Gum Grove Baptist Church. She had also owned and operated her own beauty shop and nursery. Ruby enjoyed gardening, ceramics, and making jewelry.

Mrs. Roark was preceded in death by her father: Rufus F. Henderson, mother: Blanche Hensley Whyte, husband of 60 years: James J. “Chuck” Roark, Sr., son: James J. “Jimmy” Roark, Jr., brothers: Joe and Bud Henderson, and sisters: Gracie Phelps and Jewel Brent. She is survived by her daughters: Judy Swan of Dayton and Elizabeth Clarkson and husband Kenneth of Spring, grandchildren: Karen, Elizabeth, Allison, Chris, Kelly, James, and Evelyn, 14 great-grandchildren, numerous other relatives, and friends.

The family would like to thank the Professional Healthcare Foundation staff: Chiva Cleaver, Dr. Teresa Falcon, Kristy Davie, Neva Hollyfield, Jennifer Smith, and Ruth Benton, the staff of Country Manor Assisted Living: Becky and Jeremy Johnson; for their special care given to Mrs. Roark.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Professional Healthcare Foundation at 2533 Calder St., Beaumont, Texas 77702, in Ruby’s name.

Moss

Bart Alan Moss, age 38 of Liberty, died January 21, 2017 at Liberty-Dayton Regional Hospital in Liberty, TX. 

Bart was born March 28, 1978 in Baytown, TX, son of Alan and Becky Moss.  He graduated from Liberty High School in 1996.  He worked as a Tool Dresser for TRICO here in Liberty.  Bart loved watching movies and videos, enjoyed cooking and grilling out as well as reading books about History.  He also loved to fish and he loved fast cars.

Bart was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather; L.G. Moss, maternal grandparents; Bill and Ruth Ferguson, and uncles; Marshall Ferguson, Donnie Darbonne and Robert Campbell. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, parents; Alan and Becky Moss of Liberty, TX, daughters; Krissy Moss of Liberty, Kirsten Moss of Liberty, Brett Moss of Colorado, Lexi LaFrance of Colorado, brothers; Eric Moss and wife Lyndsae of Liberty, Andrew Moss and wife Catherine of Liberty, paternal grandmother; Barbara Moss of Liberty, aunts; Dana Campbell of Liberty, Marilyn Kittrell and husband Mike of Dallas, TX, uncles; Nelson Moss, Ronald Moss both from Liberty, cousins; Chad Darbonne, Jared Moss, Jaclyn Moss and Madison Ferguson and niece Scarlett Moss.

Services for Bart Alan Moss will be Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10am at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX with burial to follow at Norris Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm in the chapel.  Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com

LaFour

Del Rae LaFour, 88, died Thursday, January 12, 2017.

Born in Nacogdoches, Texas to Richard and Gertha Nations, Del Rae lived most of her adult life in Liberty, Texas. She spent much of her business career within the insurance industry, later to have ownership of an insurance/real estate agency. Her last business venture was ownership of a floral shop in Liberty. Upon retiring in 1994, she and her husband “Rass” moved to a retirement community in Mesa, Arizona.

Del Rae is survived by her husband of 12 years, Alfred Prince, daughter, Gloria (Clark) Kretzschmer of Dolores, Colorado, stepdaughters, Jene’ Prince of Phoenix, Arizona and Julie Prince of Ecuador; grandchildren, Gary (Lisa) Kretzschmer of Mustang, Oklahoma, Cheryl (Jim) Hill of Brighton, Colorado and Nathan Prince of Phoenix, Arizona; brothers Hugh Nations of Austin, Texas and Richard (Henrietta) Nations of Mesa, Arizona, and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, I.D. “Rass” LaFour, and sister, Jerry Krueger of Mesa, Arizona.

Memorial service will be held at Apache Wells Community Church, 2115 N. Gayridge Road, Mesa, Arizona, January 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., with a Celebration of Life reception immediately following at Palmas del Sol clubhouse, 6209 E. McKellips Road, Mesa, Arizona.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014.

Venable

Myrtis Louise Venable, 63, of Dayton, died Thursday January 19, 2017 at her residence.

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at New Life United Pentecostal Church of Liberty, with Reverend Eric Bolenbaucher and Reverend Aaron Delaughter officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry cemetery in Batson.

Serving as pallbearers are Morris Nettles, Daniel Logue, Brent Coots, Justin Cordell, Robert Wurz and Rodney Wurz. Honorary pallbearers are Andy Coots, Ian Morris, and David Bearden. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday January 21, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at New Life United Pentecostal Church.

A native of Natchez, MS she had lived in Dayton, and was a homemaker and loving mother. She was also a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church of Liberty.

She was preceded in death by her parents Barney Metcalfe and Marie Metcalfe; sister, Linda Sterling and brothers, Edward Metcalfe and Barney Roy Metcalfe.

Survived by her loving husband Danny Venable daughters, Pride Green of Dayton, Meleana King of Mason City, IL Mitiz Peters and husband Mark of Dayton, and step-daughter, Tina Venable of Hessmer, LA. Step-sons, Chad Venable and Billy Venable both of Hessmer, LA. Brother, Clifford Metcalfe and wife Mary of Natchez, MS and sister, Wanda Ladner and husband Wylie of Bayou Sorrell, LA. Also survived by extended daughter, and son Teri and Andy Coots of Dayton. Grandchildren are Ian, Emilee, Elizabeth, Rhiannon along with 8 additional grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Myrtis Louise Venable please visit our Sympathy Store at www,faithandfamilyfuneralservices.com

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

Hearn

Emma Lorene Hearn, 85, of Dayton, Texas, died Friday, January 13, 2017 in Liberty, Texas.

She was born on March 4, 1931 in Bentonia, Mississippi to James and Myrtle Peeples Tedder. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

Emma relocated to Dayton from the Houston area in July 1983 with her family. She attended Heights Baptist Church in Liberty and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Brotherhood Railroad Trainmen. Emma had many hobbies, some of which included family, reading, sewing, cooking and canning. Many remember her for the preserves and jellies that she loved to make. She made the best pear preserves, prickly pear, loquat and blackberry jellies around.

Emma was preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years Clifford Caswell Hearn; her son Clifford Hearn, Jr.; her two sisters; and six brothers. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughter Roberta Hewlett and husband Mac of Graham, Texas; her son Martin Hearn and wife Deanne of Spring, Texas; her grandchildren Kristi Hamilton and husband Bill, Stanley Davis, Adam Hearn, Gabriel and Andrew St. Michel; her great-grandchildren Haley, Lauren, Madeline, Jack and Hank; her sister Alean Hancock of Raymond, Mississippi; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1pm until 2pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. Funeral service will immediately follow at 2pm in the chapel, with Bro. Jeff Day officiating. A private interment will be held in Palms Memorial Park, Dayton, Texas. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Arnold

Jeanne Meredith McClure Arnold, 91, died peacefully on January 15, 2017 at the Heritage Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Dayton.

She was the daughter of David William McClure and Meredith Ada Rice and was born in Annville/Cleona, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania on November 3, 1925. Jeanne was a descendant of Benjamin Hull, who came to America about 1640. She lived most of her life in Harrisburg, PA. and in the late 1980’s decided to move to Clearwater, FL. to be closer to her mother. In February 2016, Jeanne was moved to Dayton to be closer to her daughter. Jeanne was a graduate of Annville High School and completed two years at Lebanon Valley College in Annville.

Jeanne was a model, worked with American Airlines, a homemaker and was the driving force in many civic and volunteer
organizations. She was instrumental in establishing public libraries in Harrisburg. She was an avid reader, reading as many as three books at one time, enjoyed swimming, sunbathing, decorating and painting in watercolors or acrylics.

Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Loy Arnold; son, John Andrew “Andy” Arnold. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Susan Rice Arnold Saffel Simmons of Dayton, grandchildren: Adam Kane Saffel and wife, Aline of Hillsboro, Oregon; Nicholas Grant Saffel and wife Marina of Atlanta, Georgia; Lindsay McClure Saffel Hanton and husband Shaun of Houston, Texas and Phillip Michael Saffel and wife Amanda of Lubbock, Texas. Great- grandchildren include: Eli and Abner Saffel (Oregon), Regan and Natalie Saffel (Georgia), and Olivia and Everett Saffel (Lubbock) and Poppy Arnold Chaplin Hanton (Houston).

The beach, sand and sun made Jeanne happy. She was quite a free spirit and spent every minute she could on the beaches of Stone Harbor, New Jersey and in Clearwater, Florida. Her motto was “Live life in a bikini “and “I’m all about palm trees and 80 degrees”

The family would like to express our deep gratitude to the nursing staff and “family” of Heritage Villa Nursing Facility whose love and gentle caring enabled Jeanne to be herself the last 11 months of her life. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to the charity of your choice. Pace-Stancil of Dayton is handling the cremation and a private family service will be held at her daughter’s home in Dayton at a later date.

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

Carouthers

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

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

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

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

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

Bailey

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

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

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

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

Neyland

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

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

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

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

McQueen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Semien

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edwards

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

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

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

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

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

Garza

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barnhardt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pitts

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

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

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

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

Shirley

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

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

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

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

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

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

Russell

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

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

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

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

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

Singletary

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

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

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

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

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

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

McCants

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

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

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

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

Dorothy will be buried at Latexo Cemetary with graveside services.

Mettlen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bennett

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

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

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

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

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

Burk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Humphrey

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Humphrey's services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, TX.) 409-267-3122; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Lewis' services have been entrusted to Proctor's Mortuary (Locations in Anahuac, Beaumont, Silsbee and Woodville, TX.) 409-840-2022; "We Make The Difference". The guest book can be signed; words of comfort and condolences for the family can be left at www.proctorsmortuary.com

Lowe

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

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

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

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

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

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

Butler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hargraves

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

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

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

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

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

McDaniels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bennett

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

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

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

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

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

Benesh

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

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

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

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

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

 
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