页面

2011/05/22

Texas Obituaries 01/09/2009


 


 


 

Acosta, Arturo

: 3-8 pm today Jan. 9, 2009 at San Jose F.H.-East; with 6:30 rosary service. Funeral Mass: 9 am Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment: To follow at Memorial Pines Cemetery (Sunland Park, NM). Survived by wife: Minerva Acosta; son: Arturo Acosta Jr.; daughters: Irene, & Marina Acosta; brother: Alejandro Acosta; and sister: Angelica Acosta.


 


 

Acosta, Arturo Urquiza

No Description Available! 


 


 

Adame, Rosalio

will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 5 PM to 9 PM at Trinity Funeral Chapel and will continue on Sunday, January 11, 2009 from 1 PM to 9 PM with a rosary recited at 7 PM on Sunday evening. Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, January 12, 2009 at St. Helen's Catholic Church with burial to follow to San Jose Cemetery in San Benito, TX. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trinity at Harrison Funeral Home located at 1002 E. Harrison, Harlingen, TX 956-364-2444. Sign the guestbook at: http://legacy.com/Valleystar/Obituaries.asp


 


 

Adams, Norval H. "Sonny"

Norval H. "Sonny" Adams Born April 13, 1928, passed away January 7, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents Roy and Jessie Adams, sister Merle Blackwell and brother Danny Adams. Survived by his wife Anna Adams, son and daughter in law Stephen and Doretta Adams, granson Trey Adams and wife Katy, grand daughter Bree Adams and great grand sons Beck and Luke Adams. Family gathering will be held Friday January 9, 2009 from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Committal Services will be celebrated on Saturday January 10, 2009 at 11:00am Crandall Cemetery in Crandall, Texas. Family request in lieu of flowers that donations be made to your favorite charity.


 


 

Adela (Dale) Ruth Mason

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:15 PM 

Adela (Dale) Ruth Mason, 75, of Baytown, died on Monday, January 5, 2009, at a Houston hospital.


 


 

Aguilar, Emilia

: 4-9 pm Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at Hillcrest F.H.-Doniphan; with 7 pm vigil service. Funeral Mass: 12 noon Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at St. Judes Catholic Church. Interment: Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Survived by son: Adan Aguilar; daughter: Alicia Hernandez; brother: Luis Jose Marquez; sisters: Francisca Merino, and Olga Marquez.


 


 

Akins, Dolores Carlee Vaughan

Akins, Dolores Carlee Vaughan GRAPEVINE--Dolores Carlee Vaughan Akins, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Park followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Broadway Baptist Church and a reception in Fellowship Hall. Born Sept. 20, 1931 in Hubbard, Dolores was a graduate of Texas Christian University and University of North Texas where she earned her PhD in Spanish. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and served as president of Alpha State. A registered Parliamentarian, she was a past president of the Fort Worth Chapter of the National Parliamentarian Association. Dolores taught Spanish in the Birdville and Hurst Euless Bedford School Districts and was professor emeritus at Tarrant County College. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church where she was active in The Companion Class. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Noma Vaughan. Survivors: Husband, Kenneth Lee Akins; children, Allan Akins and his wife, Kelly, and Jane Annette Kipgen and her husband, Paul; grandchildren, Katie Kipgen Randermann and her husband, Justin, Chris Kipgen, Brian Akins and Emily Akins; great-grandchildren, Stephen and Madelyn Randermann; sister, Betty Campbell and her husband, Dr. A.D. Campbell; and aunt, Opal Littlejohn. Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home 702 Eighth Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76104 817-336-0345


 


 

Alan Brunson

Friday, January 9, 2009 9:01 AM 

March 13, 1957 - Jan. 9, 2007 A life lived is never lost to those who remember. 


 


 

Albert Bernson

Albert Bernson, 86, of Lake Brownwood, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Oak Ridge Manor in Brownwood. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Bernson chose cremation under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.


 


 

Alcaraz, Yolanda

: 5-7 p.m. Prayer Service: 5 p.m. January 10, 2009 at Perches Funeral Home. Survived by husband Gerardo, daughter Damaris, parents Manuel & Tomasa, brother Jesus, sisters Blanca, Paty & Martha.


 


 

Alcaraz, Yolanda

No Description Available! 


 


 

Alexis Marie Bradley, Skyler Renee Bradley,

VAN ALSTYNE - Preemie twin sisters Skylar Renee Bradley and Alexis Marie Bradley, daughters of David Bradley and Kristina Cook of Van Alstyne, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman. Skylar and Alexis are survived by their parents; and grandparents, Roger and Barbara Butler of Paris, Texas and Mark and Patty Cook of Van Alstyne. Skylar and Alexis were cremated and no services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison. Condolences may be registered at www.fisherfh.com.


 


 

All Obituaries - Text

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:07 AM 


 


 

Alonza Hynson, Jr.

Thursday, January 8, 2009 5:57 PM 

LA MARQUE — Alonza Hynson, Jr., 86, received his reward of eternal rest on Saturday January 3, 2009, at his residence.


 


 

Alton Gay Duran

Monday, January 5, 2009 5:26 PM 

Funeral services for Mr. Alton Gay Duran, 83, of Henderson, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Henderson with the Rev. Richard Stillwell officiating. Burial will follow at Rusk County Memorial Gardens.


 


 

Alvarado, Sylvia

: 5-9 pm today Jan. 9, 2009 at Hillcrest F.H.-Carolina; with 7 pm prayer service. Funeral Service: 10 am Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at the same funeral home. Interment: Evergreen East Cemetery. Survived by sons: Sergio & Adrian Puentes; brother: Rodolfo Puentes; sisters: Rachael Garcia, Ana Carbajal, Olivia and Zoila Puentes.


 


 

Amber Mae Gould

Friday, January 9, 2009 9:00 AM 

Amber Mae Gould, 89, of Banning, Calif., formerly of Lubbock, passed Sunday, December 28, 2008. Amber was born on March 17, 1919 in Deberry to the parentage of Richard and Sarah Rollison, Sr. Amber married Raymond Gould on January 12, 1950 in Clovis, N.M. She worked at Dunbar Middle School in Lubbock as a cook for many years and later retired.


 


 

Amy Bishop McRee

Thursday, January 8, 2009 9:35 PM 

Amy Bishop McRee, 52, of Cave Creek, Arizona went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in Baytown, Texas.


 


 

Anderson, Hosie D.

HOSIE D. ANDERSON, 58 of Houston (formerly of Prairie View), Texas passed away January 6, 2009. He worked for Prairie View A&M University for 28 years before retiring in 2001 and returned to work for Alief ISD as a school bus driver until his death. Viewing Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 10:00am-10:50am, at the Johnson-Phillip All Faiths Chapel, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas and the funeral service will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will be at the Prairie View Cemetery, Priaire View, Texas. Arranged and Directed by Gerard Singleton . Singleton & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. 627 New Orleans Street Hempstead, Texas 77445 (979)826-2425


 


 

Anita J. Moore

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:00 AM 

[Anita J. Moore, 65, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. 


 


 

Annie Lee Moore Brown

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 5:26 PM 

GALVESTON — Annie Lee Moore Brown, 74, passed away from this life on January 1, 2009, at her residence.


 


 

Anthony Fitzgerald Johnson

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 1:10 PM 

ALTO - Funeral services for Anthony Fitzgerald Johnson, 38, of Alto and formerly of Reklaw, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, in the Weeping Mary Baptist Church near Alto with Supt. Donnie Timmons officiating. Burial will be held in the Fairview Cemetery in Reklaw under the direction of O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home.


 


 

Anthony Thomas Crianza, Sr

Monday, January 5, 2009 8:56 PM 

Anthony Thomas Crianza, Sr., departed this life on December 24, 2008 in a Houston hospital following a courageous battle with cancer on his 79th birthday.


 


 

Arevalo del Valle, Beatriz

Arevalo del Valle, Beatriz Maria ARLINGTON -- Beatriz Maria Arevalo del Valle, 82, died peacefully Friday evening, Jan. 2, 2009. Born Feb. 19, 126 in Zulueta, Cuba, she was preceded in death by her husband, Candido Antonio Arevalo, who died in 2006. Her family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Oaks for their incredible support during the past years. Survivors: Beatriz is survived by her daughter, Beatriz and Bill; son, Carlos and Barbara; brother, Frank and Cindy; sister, Rosa; and many other relatives. Robertson Mueller Harper Funerals & Cremations 1500 Eighth Avenue (817) 924-4233


 


 

Armour, Betty

PALESTINE - Graveside services for Betty Armour, 78, Palestine, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Land of Memory Cemetery with the Rev. Theo Johnson officiating. Arrangements are with Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Palestine. Mrs. Armour died Jan. 8, 2009, at her residence. She was born Dec. 16, 1930, in Dallas to the late Riley Richard and Lucy Mae Tatum Doggett. She worked in management and retired from Murray Corp. She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Armour, and son, Robert Riley Armour. Survivors include her daughters, Denise Walding and Rhonda Paul, both of Palestine; sons, Ed Armour and Robert Armour Jr., both of Palestine; sisters, Deloris Hancock, Argyle, and Anne Bennefield, Carrolton; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and other relatives. Family will receive friends 1:30 p.m. until service time at the cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701; or charity of choice.


 


 

Armour, Betty

Betty ArmourGraveside services for Betty Armour, 78, of Palestine will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Land of Memory Cemetery with the Rev. Theo Johnson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey and Foster Funeral Home, Palestine. Mrs. Armour died Thursday at her residence. She was born Dec. 16, 1930 in Dallas to Riley Richard and Lucy Mae Tatum Doggett. Mrs. Armour worked in management and retired from Murray Corporation. She was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church. Mrs. Armour was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob Armour; a son, Robert Riley Armour; a sister, Rosetta Jeter; and a brother, Riley Richard Doggett Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Denise Walding and husband David, and Rhonda Paul and husband Ronnie, all of Palestine; sons, Ed Armour and Robert Armour Jr., both of Palestine; sisters, Deloris Hancock of Argyle and Anne Bennefield of Carrolton; 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Moore and husband Frank of Tyler, and Lorraine Doggett of Bala Cynwood, Pa.Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.Condolence calls will be received from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to service at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701 or to a charity of choice.


 


 

Arreola, Rosa

: 5-9 p.m. Rosary: 7 p.m. today at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Catholic Prayer Service: 9 a.m. January 10, 2009 at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Survived by spouse Robert Ramsey, dughters Lorena A. Gloria & Patricia Arreola-Acikel, sisters Fabiola, Leticia & Virginia Avila, & Araceli Avila Caballero, brother Rigoberto Avila.


 


 

Arroyo, Nephtali

: 5-9 p.m. Prayer Service: 7 p.m. today at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 9 a.m. January 10, 2009 at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Interment: Desert View Cemetery. Survived by daughter Rebecca Arroyo, sisters Esther Silva, Rebecca & Rachel Arroyo, brothers Raul, Daniel & Ruben Arroyo.


 


 

Atwell, Denise

DENISE ATWELL, 48, of Clear Lake City, TX passed away January 6, 2009, at Triumph Hospital in Webster, Texas. She was a wonderful wife, mom, step mom, grandmother, daughter, and a friend to everyone she met. For nearly four years she valiantly fought the post-effects of chemo and radiation that she had to endure for the cancer, that eventually took her life. In the end, her organs and immune system were so weak that she did not have the energy or strength to fight the fight anymore. Denise was born and raised in Texas City. Being the independent person she was she went into business for herself as a political consultant at Mainland Marketing and Research, and eventually formed XXcel Corp. where she performed IT consulting services. She and her husband Bill married in 1995, and formally adopted daughter Mallory Rose in 2003. She is survived by her husband Bill, mother Dot Wilbanks, daughters Mallory Rose and Michelle Roberts, son Joseph Roberts, stepsons Jamie Atwell (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) and Jason Atwell (League City, TX) and their wives and children, granddaughter Bonnie Jean Pillow, and grandchildren Monica, Kendra and Lil. Joe, stepbrother Maxie Wilbanks, Jr. and step sister, Marcia Andrews, lots of cousins and relatives too numerous to mention. Denise loved the outdoors and always shared her infectious laughter and gift of love for her family and friends. We will miss her beautiful smile, deep devotional love for her God and her family and friends, and radiant attitude that one day she would conquer her disease; her loving God has now relieved her of the mortal pain and suffering. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 10, at 2:30 p.m. in honor of her wonderful life at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX, (281) 280-9000. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Denise's name to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.


 


 

Avila, Jose

: 5-9 p.m. Vigil: 6:30 p.m. today at Funeraria Del Angel Martin Central. Funeral Mass: 9 a.m. January 10, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Survived by brother Jesus Gilberto Avila, sisters Maria A. Perez, Aurora Avila, Rachel Avila Luther & Estella Escobar.


 


 

Avila, Jose Luis

No Description Available! 


 


 

Ayers, Mardelle Lou

Mardelle Lou Ayers HARLINGEN,TX.- Mardelle Lou Ayers, 81, entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 5, 2009. She was born in Harlingen, Texas, and was a resident of Camelot Retirement Village. Mardelle was the daughter of Lawson and Olive Anglin. The Anglin family was a pioneer family of Harlingen, which included her grandfather, Emmit W. (Pappa) Anglin, the first police chief of Harlingen and a judge who lived and served Harlingen in the early 1900's. Their historical home is located just east of Casa De Sol. Mardelle was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 45 years, William (Bill) H. Ayers, former automobile dealer for over 40 years in Harlingen, and by her sister Anita Lucas of Houston, Texas and grandsons, Matthew and Ronnie Gonzales of Rio Hondo, Texas. Mardelle was active for many years in the Coterie Club and the Harlingen Garden Club, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Harlingen. She was an avid Bunco and Bingo enthusiast. Survivors include children, son William and wife Tricia Ayers of San Benito, and daughters Vicki and husband Richard Gonzales of Rio Hondo, Kathryn Jackson of Harlingen, and Marlee and husband Tom Green of San Antonio, Texas. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Minnie Alfaro and Carlotta Ceja, her caregivers, for all the patience and kindness they provided Mardelle through her illness. Memorial services will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home in Harlingen, with Pastor Justin Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park in San Benito. Those desiring to do so may make memorial donations to the First Presbyterian Church, 402 East Jackson Street, Harlingen, Texas, 78550. You are invited to sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence at www.buck-ashcraft.com. Arrangements are with Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at: http://legacy.com/Valleystar/Obituaries.asp


 


 

Barbara J. Leonard

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 5:30 PM 

FRIENDSWOOD — Barbara J. Leonard, 70, of Friendswood passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009.


 


 

Barbara "Jean" Grove

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 9:38 PM 

Barbara "Jean" Grove, 77, of Houston, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008. She was born on Dec. 24, 1930, in Buna, TX.


 


 

Barber, Alberta

Barber, Alberta age 89, of Burleson, Texas passed away January 5, 2009. Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home (972)562-2601. 


 


 

Barnes, Lorene

Barnes, Lorene At age 90 with family by her side, Lorene passed peacefully from this life to be with the Lord on January 6, 2009. Beloved wife of Jack A. Barnes for 59 years who preceded her in death. Survived by daughter Linda Smith, son Gary Barnes and his wife Jan; 3 grandchildren, Shawn Smith, Kelly Smith and his wife Kim, and Lindsay Barnes; and 2 great grandchildren, Colin and Clark Smith. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who always put her family first. She lived her life with grace and dignity and was a blessing to all who knew her. Graveside service will be at 1PM Friday January 9, 2009 in Restland Memorial Park.


 


 

Barnett, Jackie Curtis

Barnett, Jackie Curtis 43. Wake- Friday, January 9 from 6-7 pm at Greater Mt. Olive B.C.316 N. Walnut St. Tallulah, LA. Funeral- Saturday, January 10 at 11 am at Madison High School900 Wyche St. Tallulah, LA. To share tributes www.goldengate funeralhome.com


 


 

Beard, Isauro

: 5-9 p.m. today at Sunset Funeral Home-West. Funeral Service: 9:30 a.m. January 10, 2009 at Sunset Funeral Home-West. Interment: Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery. Survived by wife, Maria de Jesus Beard; sons, Armando, Arturo, Miguel, Raymundo, & Ernesto Beard; daughter, Cristina; brother, Jose Guadalupe Beard, sister, Alicia Alonzo.


 


 

Beasley, Leta

CARTHAGE - Funeral services for Leta Beasley, 83, of Carthage are pending with Hawthorn Funeral Home. Mrs. Beasley died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, in Carthage. Hawthorn Funeral Home


 


 

Beasley IV, McFarland

MCFARLAND BEASLEY, IV, born June 28, 1985, passed away December 25, 2008. Services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009, @ Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church - 2720 Bringhurst. Visitation will be held from 9:00 - 11:00a.m. Funeral Service will begin @ 11:00a.m. Interment- Houston Memorial Gardens. Www.legacy.com


 


 

Belcher, Gertrude

GERTRUDE BELCHER was born on April 4, 1924 and peacefully departed this life on Sunday, January 4, 2009. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 7pm - 9pm and her life celebration service will be on Saturday, January 10, 2009. Both services will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church, 8730 Leander St., Houston, Texas. Officiant: Pastor Craig Smith. Interment: Houston Memorial Gardens.


 


 

Beltran, Angel T.

: 8:30-11 a.m. January 9, 2009 at Perches Funeral Home. Graveside Service: 11:30 a.m. January 9, 2009 at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Survived by daughter Melissa.


 


 

Bennett, Webby Lorenzo

MARSHALL - Services for Webby Lorenzo Bennett, 71, of Marshall, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Woodlawn with the Rev. Alvin Small officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lewis Funeral Home. Born July 22, 1937, in Marshall, and died January 2, 2009, in Marshall. Survivors include brothers, A.C. Bennett Jr., William Bennett, Oliver Brooks and Warren Bennett; and sisters, Cassandra Troskie, Annie Ruth Seals, Alice Jones, Carlotta Berry and Glory Miller.


 


 

Bennett, Thomas

MR. THOMAS BENNETT of Houston, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Tom was born in Pennsylvania on July 21, 1929 and graduated from Kittanning High School. He was a career truck driver and heavy equipment operator. His favorite hobbies were woodworking and furniture restoration. He retired in 1992 after an injury. Tom was survived by his loving wife Ouida, sister Rachel, sons Michael, Paul, Bill and Joe Bennett, daughter Terrie Bennett Davis, 4 nieces and 3 nephews, 19 grandchildren and numerous great grand children. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 1:00pm at Spring Cypress Presbyterian Church. A graveside service will be Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Marthaville Cemetery in Marthaville. LA. www.brooksidechampions.com


 


 

Bennie H. Wotipka

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:16 PM 

Bennie H. Wotipka, 79, of Highlands, Texas passed away on Monday January 5, 2009. 


 


 

Beran, Mary Vrla

Beran, Mary Vrla Age 78 of Mesquite, died January 6, 2009. Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home 214-327-8291 


 


 

Berkeley, Marvin

Berkeley, Marvin Dr. Marvin H. Berkeley, 86, of Dallas, Texas passed away January 6, 2009 at home. He was born October 22, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri. He and his wife, Betty, were married on February 7, 1947 in St. Louis. He received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis in 1952. Dr. Berkeley was well-respected throughout his rich and varied, distinguished career. He was an innovator, a pioneer, and an extraordinary servant to his community and to education at all levels. Dr. Berkeley was Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of North Texas 1973-1983, Professor of Management at UNT 1984-1998, and Founder and Director of UNT's Chief Executives Round Table 1983-1993. To prepare the students of the UNT Business School for their positions in the corporate world, Dr. Berkeley drew upon his many contacts in the business and professional community to share their experiences. Before accepting his role at UNT, Dr. Berkeley was Vice President at Texas Instruments, working as Personnel Director and Director of Public Affairs 1957-1973. Early in his career, he served as a line officer in the U.S. Navy, 1943-1946, was a research psychologist for the U.S. Air Force at Lackland AFB, 1951-1954, and was Director of Research and Development at White Rodgers Company, 1954-1957. Dr. Berkeley was a leader in numerous civic positions. He will likely be most widely remembered for his role as President of the Dallas ISD School Board during a time of transition when Nolan Estes replaced long-time Superintendent W.T. White, and court-ordered integration was initiated. He served two three year terms, 1967-1973. During that time, he was co-founder and chairman of the Texas Council of Major School Districts which included Board Superintendents of the seven largest Texas public school districts (1969-1972). He was also on the executive committee of the Big City Boards of Education for the 50 largest U.S. public school districts, 1969-1972. Dr. Berkeley will also be remembered for his active role at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, including serving as Chairman of the Board, 1963-1965. He was on the church's building committee for 17 years. Other leadership positions he held included: Governor and Moderator, International Insurance Society, 1976-1989; President and member of the Southwestern Business Administration Association, 1973-1983; President and member of the Texas Council of Collegiate Education for Business School Deans, 1973-1983; Advisory Board of the National Institute for Work and Learning Management/Labor policy development, 1973-1979; Vice-President of the Texas Instruments Foundation, 1969-1973; member of the Texas Urban Development Commission, 1970-1972; Co-Chairman of the Dallas United Fund Big Gifts Division, 1970-1972; Chairman of the Southwestern Panel of White House Fellows, 1968-1970; President of the Dallas County Mental Health Association, 1960-1964; President of the Dallas Council on Alcoholism, 1958-1962. He was also on the Boards of Westbridge Capital Corporation since 1982, Irving National Bancshares and Independent National Bank since 1993, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, 1968-1972, and the North Texas Foundation for Public Broadcasting, KERA-TV, 1968-1972. Marvin Berkeley is survived by his loving wife, Betty Berkeley, of Dallas; his four children, Kay Morton and her husband, Steve, of Dallas, Barbara Dietz of San Antonio, Brian Berkeley and his wife, Monica, of South Korea, and Janet Pittman and her husband, Rob, of Highland Village, Texas; and five grandsons: David Morton, Jeffrey Morton, Robert Pittman, Ryan Pittman, and Owen Berkeley. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75220. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dean Marvin Berkeley Scholarship Fund at the University of North Texas. Checks should be made out to the University of North Texas Foundation with a notation "for the Dean Marvin Berkeley Scholarship Fund" and mailed to Advancement Services, UNT; 1155 Union Circle #311250; Denton, TX 76203-5017.


 


 

Bern, Clydene K.

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

SAN JUAN - Clydene K. Bern, 76, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Briarcliff Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in McAllen. No local services will be .....


 


 

Bernal, Rosie Robles

ROSIE ROBLES BERNAL VICTORIA - Rosie Robles Bernal, 61, of Victoria, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. She was born March 30, 1947, in Victoria, to Eusebia Sertuche Robles of Victoria and the late Juan Robles. She was a homemaker. Rosie loved baking, gardening, and her walks. She truly enjoyed spending time with her husband Jesse, the love of her life; her children, grandchildren, and her cat Snowball. Rosie is survived by her husband, Jessie Bernal of Victoria; her mother, Eusebia Robles of Victoria; daughters, Michelle Torres and her husband Frank of Victoria, Esther Kubicek and husband Tony, Linda Garza and husband Jimmy, all of Victoria, Clara Hanselman and husband Jason of North Dakota, Lilly Arranaga and husband Adrian of Harlingen, Jessica Bernal of Victoria, and Donna Bernal of Victoria; sons, Carlos Bernal of Victoria, Richard Bernal of Harlingen, David Bernal and wife Martha of Victoria, and Jesse Bernal Jr. of Houston.; sisters, Irma Ibarra, Ida Garcia R. Mendez, Tina, Diana, Eva, Dora, Hortencia, Delia, Margaret, and Yolanda; brothers, John and Ernest Robles, Israel and Isaac Garcia, Joe Sertuche Jr., and Victor Sertuche; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her uncle and aunt Jerry and Nieves Garcia, who raised her; and sister, Irene Salazar. A rosary was recited Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at Grace Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Sorrows with the Rev. Stan De Boe officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Pallbearers are Frank Torres, Tony Kubicek, Jason Hanselman, Adrian Arranaga, Buddy Villareal, and Richard Vasquez. Honorary pallbearers are Houston Pena, Jordaney Robles, Milton Robles, Luke Bernal, John Robles Jr., Jonathan Bernal, Brandon Garza, Alex Arranaga, and Colin Hanselman. The family wishes to thank Hospice of South Texas, the staff at Detar ICU, and Rosie's nurses. A special thanks to Dr. Garza. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas. Grace Funeral Home, Victoria, 361-573-4341, in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Betty Ellis

GOLDTHWAITE - Funeral services for Betty Ellis, 70, of Comanche will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Stacy-Wilkins Chapel in Goldthwaite, with Bill Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Democrat Cemetery, in Democrat. 


 


 

Bewley, Jacqueline Elaine

Bewley, Jacqueline Elaine Jacqueline Elaine Bewley, age 64, of Richardson, Texas passed away January 7, 2009 , after a year long courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 1, 19 44 in Washington D.C. at Walter Reed Army Hospital to Francis and Jean (Readey) Lege. On August 31, 19 67 she married Kimble Bewley in Austin , Texas . Jacqueline graduated from McCallum High School and the University of Texas in Austin . She has been a teacher all of her career and taught 13 years as a special education teacher for the Richardson School District. Jacqueline also taught for many years at Preston Royal Pre-School . She was a member of Sachse First United Methodist Church where she was active in the church choir and taught the children's choir. She always loved children and being a mother and grandmother was the primary focus of her life. She is survived by her husband, Kimble of Richardson, Texas; daughters, Tracy Perry of Arlington, Texas and Tara Dail and husband, Chris of Sammamish, Washington; grandchildren, Brandon Perry, Brittany Perry, Collin Perry and Jack Dail; brothers, Frank Lege of Kingsport, Tennessee and Fred Lege of Woodland Park, Colorado; sisters, Diane Baylor of Austin, Texas, Linda Preece of Dallas, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Jean Lege. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. , Saturday, January 10, 2009 , at Sachse First United Methodist Church with Rev. Anna Hosemann-Butler officiating. The family will receive friends during a remembrance gathering on Friday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m. , at Turrentine - Jackson - Morrow Funeral Home, Allen , Texas . In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sachse First United Methodist Church Music Ministry. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.


 


 

Bewley, Shelby Odell

PHARR - Funeral services for Shelby Odell Bewley, 80, formerly of Whitesboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Whitesboro, officiated by Rev. Jack Wallace, with a visitation prior to service from 10 -11 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at The King Cemetery in Jamestown, Tenn. Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro. Shelby was born on April 29, 1928 in Sudan to Virgil and Jessie (Alexander) Bewley. He married Billie Juanell Stephens on Sept. 20, 1955 in Baltimore, Md. Shelby served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict and retired from the Navy as a Lt. Commander. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas in Austin and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Montana. Shelby's teaching career spanned from teaching middle school to superintendent of schools in Renton, Wash. Shelby was a gentle loving man and a wonderful father, went home to celebrate with Jesus and reunite with the love of his life Billie on Jan. 6, 2009. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Americans for the Arts at www.americansforthearts.org. Survivors include two sons, Gary David Bewley of Cincinnati, Ohio and Mark Bewley and wife Zulema of Mission; a daughter, Brenda Sue Graham of Las Vegas; a sister, Christine Ford of Muleshoe and five grandchildren. To sign the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Biggers Sr., Loyd Frank

Biggers Sr., Loyd Frank Age 55 of Mesquite, TX, passed away January 4, 2009. Laurel Oaks Funeral Home 972-288-4663


 


 

Birdell Hall

Thursday, January 8, 2009 5:55 PM

GALVESTON — On January 6, 2009, Birdell Hall made her transition from earth to heaven at her home.


 


 

Boatner, David Allen

DENISON - David Allen Boatner, 55, went to his heavenly home Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison. Mr. Boatner was born April 21, 1953 in Buckeye, Ariz., the son of Leslie and Ruby (Case) Boatner. David married the love of his life, Marie Cartmel July 17, 1995 in Pottsboro. He loved his family and enjoyed going to the coffee shop. David never met a stranger. He served his country proudly in the Army. David was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Mr. Boatner is survived by his family: wife, Marie Boatner of Denison; son, Allen Boatner of Denison; daughter, Mary Tucker and her children, BreAnna, Summer, Nathan, Delaney and Caleb, and son, William Boatner of Denison and his children, Starla, Darla and Allyson; Ronnie Hiser and wife, Jennifer of Checotah, Okla. and their children, Kaelyn, Kamryn and Karson, Tommy Hiser and special friend, Kim Wagner of Denison and his children, Megan and Terra; brothers, Dean Boatner and wife, Betty of McAlester, Okla. and Charles Boatner and wife, Debbie of Indianola, Okla.; sisters, Mary Cole of Oklahoma City, Okla., Brenda Durham of Chowchilla, Calif., Sybil Moss and special friend, Chuck Russell of McAlester and Neda Pearson and special friend, Jim Wright of Hartshorne, Okla. and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, grandmother, beloved son David Boatner, Jr., grandchildren, Ruby and Joshua, sister, Linda Dunfee and brothers, Larry Boatner and Chester Boatner. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at Unity Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Branscum officiating. Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, located at 604 W. Main in Denison.


 


 

Bobbie Jean Hughes

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 3:01 PM 

Bobbie Jean Hughes, daughter of E.D. and Winnie (Blaylock) Laffoon, was born in Haynesville, La. on Aug. 10, 1930 and passed away in Tyler on Jan. 4, 2009, at the age of 78.


 


 

Bobby Dale Johnson

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:00 AM 

[Bobby Dale Johnson, 52, of Amarillo died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. 


 


 

Boyle Sr., William Clifford "Billy"

William "Billy" Clifford Boyle Sr., 45, of Hudson Oaks, Texas, passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 in Weatherford, Texas. He was born Nov. 26, 1963 in Alice, Texas, to Rev. Howard William Boyle Sr. and Lola Mae Thigpen.Billy married Debra Louise May Sept. 5, 1991 in Luling, Texas. He was an oil field mechanic.Billy was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Kathie Nettles.Survivors include his wife, Debra M. Boyle of Hudson Oaks; daughters, Amanda Alexander of Hudson Oaks, Brittany Sara Boyle of Hudson Oaks; son, William Clifford Boyle Jr. of Hudson Oaks; sister, Jackie and Matthew Jerkins of Crystine, Texas; brothers, Kenneth and Rosella Boyle of Baytown, Texas, Howard "Buddy" Boyle Jr. of Pasadena, Texas.Funeral service was held Jan. 5, 2009 at O'Bannon Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Craven officiating. Interment was at Luling City Cemetery.Pallbearers included Scott Jacobson, Clint Whatley, Steve Riley, Danny Sinclair, Ray Jennings and Butch Adams. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Wright and Roger Shaw.O'Bannon Funeral Home210 S. Laurel, Luling, TX 78648(210) 875-5713


 


 

Brackens Sr., Donnie

Donnie Lee Brackens Sr., 61, died in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Jan. 7. Services are pending at Thomas Funeral Home. 


 


 

Bragdon, Katharina

No Description Available! 


 


 

Braun, Marinus J. "Enie"

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

Marinus J. "Enie" Braun Marinus J. "Enie" Braun died January 7, 2009 in Tucson. He is survived by his daughters, Amy (Barry) Flick and .....


 


 

Breeler Sr., James Robert

JAMES ROBERT BREELER, SR., 60, transitioned from this life on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. Viewing: 10:00 am, Funeral: 11:00am. Both Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at the B.N.J. Chapel of Allen Mortuary. Officiating: Rev. John W. Bowie, Sr., pastor of the True Light Missionary Baptist Church.


 


 

Brown, Dorothy M.

DOROTHY M. BROWN 1/20/1947 ~ 1/6/2009 Homegoing services for DOROTHY M. BROWN will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009; 9:30 a.m. visitation; 11:00 a.m. services; South TX Dist., Assoc., 3821 McKinley @ Scott


 


 

Brown, Neptundra D.

Brown, Neptundra D. 32. Viewing- Friday, January 9 from 2-9 pm. Funeral- Saturday, January 10 at 1 pm. Both services will be held at Golden Gate- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. To share tributes www.goldengatefuneral home.com


 


 

Brown, Robert "Cleon"

Robert Cleon Brown, 73, of Burkett, TX, formerly of Midland, TX passed away Monday, January 5, 2009. He was born on February 9, 1935 in Scurry County, TX to Robert B. and Ellie Brown. A memorial service will be held at Ellis Funeral Home at 801 Andrews Hwy. in Midland, TX on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his father, Robert B. Brown and his mother, Ellie Brown. Survivors include three children, MK Engelstad, and husband Dana Engelstad, of Midland, TX, Brenda Wallace, of Midland, TX and Cleon Brown, and wife Denise, of Mayhill, N.M. A sister, Bobbye Franks, and husband Bill Franks, of Andrews, TX and sister Beverly Lewis, and husband Tommy Lewis, of Midland, TX. Three grandchildren Shenna Wallace, Dallas Brown, and Brady Brown and a great-grandchild, KaiLeigh Wallace. The family requests that memorials be made to Central Texas Opportunities, Inc. at P.O. Box 820, Coleman, TX 76834.


 


 

Bryant, Laura

Laura Bryant died on her 99th birthday, Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at a local nursing facility. Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at New Hope Baptist Church in Waco, with the Rev. J. Shilo officiating. The body will lie in state Friday, Jan. 9, at Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home, 1305 Elm. St. in Waco. She was born in 1910, in Milan County, Texas, Survivors include sister, Lucille Kelly; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home, Waco Sign the Guest Book at


 


 

Burkes Sr., Elbert

: 11 a.m. Service: 12 p.m. today at United Faith Church Inc., Copperas Cove, TX. Interment: 2 p.m. today at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, TX. Arrangements by Chisolm's Family Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, TX.


 


 

Burnett, Elvie Alice

Burnett, Elvie Alice 93, of Flower Mound, TX, passed away January 6, 2009. Rhoton Funeral Home (972)-242-5261 


 


 

Burton, Myrtle Faye

HENDERSON - Memorial services for Myrtle Faye Burton, 94, Henderson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Rader Funeral Home chapel, Henderson, with the Revs. Frank Holrath and David Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Rusk County Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Burton died Jan. 7, 2009. She was born Sept. 8, 1914, in Downeys Mill to the late Charles Clayton and Lena Tankersley Miller. She graduated from high school in Haynesville, La., and shortly thereafter moved to East Texas. She lived most of her life in Price prior to moving to Henderson eight years ago. She worked at Gibson's in Henderson for more than 12 years and was a longtime member of Carlisle Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John Erastus Burton. Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn Propes, Mesquite, and Cynthia Withers, Price; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.


 


 

Burzynski, Rufus T.

RUFUS T. BURZYNSKI, 91, of Tomball, passed away January 8, 2009. First born of Louis and Rosalie Warzon Burzynski. Preceeded in death by his parents, brother: John, sister Clara Snow. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Starr Burzynski, sons: Ralph and wife Vanessa, Mark and wife Marie, six grandchildren, Emily, Matthew, Mandy, Andrew, Aaron and Luke, sisters: Bessie Smith, Effie Sulek, brothers: Gene and Joe. He was a Charter Member of K of C Council 4550; Honorary Member K of C Council 8482, Charter Member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Prince of Peace Keenagers and the Cypress Creek YMCA. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:30 in the chapel of Klein Funeral Home. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1111 South Cherry St. Tomball. The Rite of Committal is at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Anderson, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anne's Catholic Church.


 


 

Byerly, James Scott "Bud"

Byerly, James Scott "Bud" died January 7, 2009 in DeSoto, Texas after a long and courageous battle with cancer. . He was born Feb. 13, 1931 in Madisonville, Texas, to James Byerly and Mildred Scott Byerly. A fourth generation Texan, he was a descendant of farmers and ranchers in Montgomery and Madison Counties. A history buff, his great, great maternal grandmother was the sister of Jonathan Lindley, one of the 32 reinforcements from Gonzales who died in the battle of the Alamo. Another of his ancestors, Thomas Lindley, died fighting in the American Revolutionary War. James was a talented athlete who played football, basketball, baseball, and softball. After graduating from Madisonville High School, he attended several colleges on athletic scholarships, literally changing colleges to change teams. After playing for Texas A& M, he eventually played for the University of Texas where he received a degree in pharmacology. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1957. He married after leaving the service and had three children, the first of which died at age 6 due to a heart defect. He worked as a pharmacist in the Dallas area for over 50 years. He was a lifelong sports fan, always following the UT Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys. After divorcing in 1979, he met Patsy Hailey with whom he would spend the rest of his life. He was known for making people laugh. He was preceded in death by Pat, as well as his daughter, Terry Lynn Byerly. He is survived by son Scott, wife Marla, and grandson Bryan Chester; son David, wife Colli, and grand daughters Carrie and Victoria; step son Stanley Hailey, wife Melissa, and grand daughters Madison, Reagan, Kayla, Ashley, and Daisey, step daughter Lesa Allen, husband Ken and children Michelle, Jennifer and Scott.Visitation will be Friday 6 to 8 p.m. The family will also receive friends Saturday at 11:00 a.m., with services at noon at West Hurtt Funeral Home. The family wishes to thank those who assisted in Dad's care: Karen Smith, Mary Martinez, and Alice Torres. Memorials may be made to the Assist The Officer Foundation, 214-747-6839.


 


 

Cadena, Daniella

CADENA, DANIELLA, 1 DAY, Funeral Service: 10 a.m. today at Harding Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home. Survived by father Jorge Luis Cadena, mother Blanca Rodriguez, brother Jorge Cordova.


 


 

Callis, Elcina Inghram

ELCINA INGHRAM CALLIS born August 18, 1915 in Edna, Texas departed this life on January 1, 2009. She is survived by her only child, Kathern L. Brigham, 7 grand, 16 great, and 7 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, son-in-law and one grandchild. Services will be at Cloverland Church of Christ, Houston Texas on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 12 Noon.


 


 

Canant, Louis Milton

LOUIS MILTON CANANT was born August 30, 1935 in Baytown Texas and passed away on January 3, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 50 years Martha Canant. He also leaves a daughter Kelly Teno of Acton, California, two sons, John Canant of Valencia, California and Clark Canant of Flower Mound, Texas, and nine grandchildren. There will be a celebration of his life held on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at his home in, The Woodlands. Louis was a Lt Commander in the United States Navy, his wishes were to be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the .


 


 

Carl David Akin

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 3:13 PM 

Funeral services for Carl David Akin, 48, of Minden, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Toby Tipps and Haskell Lunsford officiating. Burial was at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Henderson.


 


 

Carlson, Kathryn Frisk

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

KATHRYN FRISK CARLSON WESLACO/EDCOUCH - Kathryn Frisk Carlson, 87, passed away peacefully January 7, 2009, at John Knox Village surrounded by her family. Kathryn .....


 


 

Carlson, Kathryn Frisk

Kathryn Frisk Carlson WESLACO/EDCOUCH-Kathryn Frisk Carlson, 87, passed away peacefully January 7, 2009 at John Know Village surrounded by her family. Kathryn was born to Carl and Elsie Frisk on September 29. 1921 at their farm home in Phillips, Nebraska. In 1935, the family moved to Mount Vernon, Washington. After completing high school, she attended business school and worked part time as a grocery store clerk, a receptionist in a doctor's office and as a dental assistant. After taking the civil service exam she moved to Seattle, Washington and became a civil service employee for the United States Navy at Sand Point Naval Air Station. While working at the naval air station she met Chief Byron Carlson, who was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. They were married in Mount Vernon on October 7, 1945. In January 1946, Byron was discharged from the U.S. Navy, and they moved to Edinburg, TX. An important part of Kathryn's life was centered on her husband and her children. She taught Sunday school, participated in many school activities and was an active member of the Edcouch Civic Club. Kathie took great joy in spending time with her three grandsons. She was always willing to play ball, hunt for frogs or insects or do some target practice with the BB guns. To her family, Kathie was adored and will be remembered for her loving and thoughtful nature, her devotion to family and her special family gatherings. She is survived by her children, James Carlson and wife Sue, of La Villa, Janet Carlson of San Antonio and Ellen Carlson Huber and husband, Dennis of McQueeney; her grandsons, Jason Carlson of McAllen, Aaron Carlson of La Villa and Zachary McBride and wife, Amanda of McQueeney; great grandson, Tripp Carlson; sister-in-law, Patricia Johnson of West Valley City, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathie was preceded in death by her husband, Byron; parents, Carl and Elsie Frisk; and three brothers, Donn Frisk, Leslie Frisk and Harlan Frisk. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at McCaleb Funeral Home Chapel in Weslaco. Officiating the service will be the Rev. Peter J. Whalen, Rector of Nashville, Tennessee. Arrangements are under the direction of McCaleb Funeral Home of Weslaco. Sign the guestbook at: http://legacy.com/Valleystar/Obituaries.asp


 


 

Carlton N. Jones

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:00 AM 

LAMPASAS — Services for Carlton Nathaniel Jones, 93, of Lampasas will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas with the Rev. Jerry Perkins, the Rev. Kenneth Green and Dr. Cleta Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Straley Cemetery in the Adamsville community.


 


 

Carolyn Faye Maxie

Thursday, January 8, 2009 5:59 PM

TEXAS CITY — Carolyn Faye Esters Maxie, fondly known as “Faye”, passed from this earthly life January 6, 2009, at MD Anderson Cancer Center.


 


 

Carrera, Lalo (Eladio)

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

RIO GRANDE CITY - Lalo (Eladio) Carrera, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital. Hernandez Funeral Home in Rio Grande City .....


 


 

Carrie Frances Garrett Palmer

Friday, January 9, 2009 9:00 AM 

Funeral services for Carrie Frances Garrett Palmer, 70, of Levelland will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at George Price Funeral Chapel with Rev. Alton Graves officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery under direction of George Price Funeral Home. Carrie was born to Rev. Obadiah and Louise Love-Garrett on August 23, 1938 in Levelland. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.


 


 

Case, Bill Dempsey

BILL DEMPSEY CASE, 83, of Houston, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 3, 2009, aboard his boat docked at Blue Dolphin Marina in Seabrook, Texas. Bill was a native of Canton, Mississippi, and received training at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kingsport, RI. After receiving his commission, he began his service in the Merchant Marine during World War II. Captain Case served aboard a vessel that transported landing craft used to carry troops from the ships to the beachheads. He took part in the invasion at Anzio, Italy. He continued in his service to his country for several years later entering into the private sector of the maritime industry. He was the youngest captain employed by Lykes Brothers Steamship Company in Galveston, Texas. After leaving Lykes, he worked for Bludworth Bond Shipyard before forming World Marine Associates, Inc. of Houston in 1973. Bill was a member of Victory Temple of Houston, a certified marine surveyor and a member of the National Association of Marine Surveyors and he provided his services worldwide. Friends are invited to a visitation with the family on Friday, January 9, 2009, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Advantage Howard-Glendale Chapel, 1015 Federal Road. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Victory Temple, 14203 Wallisville Road, with Bishop Kevin Taylor officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at 4:00 P.M. at White Rock Cemetery in Ross, Texas. Mr. Case is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gwen Case of Houston; two daughters, Teri (Dave) Hinrichs of Frederick, Maryland, and Diane (Frank) Leggio of Spring, Texas; one brother, Paul E. Case of Madison, MS; two sisters, Lou Case (Burke) Murphy of Fayette, MS and Libby Case (Bruce) Hill of Lexington, MS; two granddaughters, Amy (Nick) Renard of Houston and Charity Leggio of Spring; one grandson, Tony Leggio of Spring; and four great grandchildren.


 


 

Cedillos, Maria

: 4-9 p.m. Vigil Service: 7 p.m. January 9, 2009 at Crestview Funeral Home. Funeral Mass: time is pending January 10, 2009 at St. Patricks Cathedral. Burial: Evergreen East Cemetery.


 


 

Cedillos, Maria

will be Friday, January 9, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Crestview Funeral Home 1462 N. Zaragosa. Rosary service will be Friday at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be Saturday January 10th at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 4301 Alameda. Directed by CRESTVIEW FUNERAL HOME.


 


 

Charles Edwin Spellman Jr.

GLEN ROSE - A private family service for Charles Edwin Spellman Jr., 66, will be held at a later date. 


 


 

Charles Leonard Harris

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 5:29 PM 

Charles Leonard Harris passed away, Saturday, January 3, 2009, at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Houston. 


 


 

Charles Shorts

Thursday, January 8, 2009 3:34 PM 

Funeral services for Charles Shorts, 53, of Richmond, Texas, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 601 Travis St. in Richmond, with the Rev. V. Watson Jr. officiating, with burial in Murphy Jones Cemetery in Richmond.


 


 

Cheryl Jacobson Galusic

Friday, January 9, 2009 4:59 AM 

[Cheryl Jacobson Galusic, 50, of Amarillo died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. 


 


 

Childress, John

John Childress, 76, passed away Jan. 8, 2009. Services pending. W. H. Littles & Sons Mortuary, Waco Sign the Guest Book at 


 


 

Chloene Ball

Friday, January 9, 2009 3:47 AM 

[CLOVIS, N.M. - Chloene Ball, 73, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, in Lubbock, Texas. 


 


 

Clampitt, Gene Yvonne Hodge

HIDEAWAY - Private family graveside services for Gene Yvonne Hodge Clampitt, 61, Arlington, daughter of a Hideaway resident, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under direction of Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. Mrs. Clampitt died Jan. 6, 2009, in Arlington. She was born Aug. 10, 1947, in Irving to Jerrene and the late Madison Eugene Hodge. She lived in Arlington about 30 years, graduated from Irving High School and North Texas State University. She was a retired social worker and a member of Irving Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Clampitt. Survivors include her son, Chad Clampitt, Richardson; daughter, Heather Clampitt Levy, Austin; mother, Jere Hodge, Hideaway; and other relatives.


 


 

Clara Newman Porter

Thursday, January 8, 2009 8:35 PM

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Newman Porter, 84, of Henderson, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Booker's Dude Ranch in Henderson with Bishop James Dancy officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery in Henderson under the direction of Southern Funeral Home in Henderson.


 


 

Claude Delbert Williams, Sr.

Thursday, January 8, 2009 6:01 PM 

GALVESTON — Claude Delbert Williams, Sr., went to his eternal home in Heaven on December 23, 2008.


 


 

Clemens, James B. "Jimmy"

JAMES B. "JIMMY" CLEMENS, son of Fred and Ella Clemens, passed away on Monday, the 5th of January 2009, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 82. A 3rd generation Houstonian and World War II Veteran, he received his Masters in Education from the University of Houston and taught math in the Houston Independent School District. He was treasurer for the Houston Association of Retired Teachers (HART) and for the neighborhood civic club. Jimmy was a life-long active member of Christ Church Cathedral where he ushered and participated in many of the Church ministries. He was preceded in death by his wife Elinor and brother Frank, and is survived by his daughter Kathryn Albee and her husband, Jeff; cousins Emily Shepherd, Will Scott, Parker W. Scott, Bebe Selig, John J. Clemens, Alice Pratt, and their families; sister-in-law, Connie Moore; nephew, Scott Moore; two nieces, Sharon Moore, Laurie Rodgers, and their families; and two special friends as close as family, Tom Harrison and Doug Zan. The family wishes to express their gratitude to his home caregiver, Agodi McBride, for her loving care. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the afternoon until eight o'clock in the evening on Friday, the 9th of January, in the Drawing Room of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. A memorial service will be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 10th of January, at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue in Houston. The Rev. Lucrecia Littlejohn, Canon Pastor, and The Rev. John Logan, Canon Emeritus, will serve as celebrants. Immediately following the memorial service all are invited to join the family in a reception being held in the adjacent Great Hall. For those desiring, the family requests with gratitude that in lieu of flowers, donations in Jimmy's memory be directed to Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave., Houston, TX, 77002-3183, the HART Continuing Education Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 6727, Houston, TX, 77265-6727, or to the charity of one's choice.


 


 

Clemmie Phillips

Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:23 PM 

CLARKSVILLE — Clemmie Phillips, 83, of Clarksville died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009. 


 


 

Click, Arvil Glenn

Click, Arvil Glenn Born 05/06/23 in Mahoney, Hopkins County, Texas, and passed to eternal rest 01/07/09. Arvil worked in the auto body repair industry from 1948 until retirement in 1988. He managed dealership body shops until 1978, when he started Click Appraisal Service, which is still operated by his son and grandson. Arvil is predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, the former Freddie Crump and is survived by son Larry (Linda) Click, daughters, Carolyn (Danny) Parsons, and Lou Jan (David) Hokett; grandchildren, Joey (Alecia) Click, Michelle (Tim) Ferguson, Clint (Cathy) Parsons, Wendy (David) Thomson, and Haley Hokett; and 11 great-grandchildren, Paul, David, Susanna, Spencer, Chandler, Elizabeth, Cara, Christopher, Alison, Logan, and Caroline. Services are 10:00 am, Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Jaynes. Visitation with the family is 6-8 pm, Friday.


 


 

Clifton Davidson

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:59 AM 

Clifton Davidson, 83, of Lubbock died January 7, 2009 in the Vista Care Inpatient unit. He was born on July 22, 1925 in Fort Worth and was preceded in death by his father, Roe C. Davidson and mother, Gertrude Hines Davidson. On September 12, 1968, he married his wife, Kay, who survives him.


 


 

Cohagen, Thelma "Tootsie"

OVERTON - Services for Thelma "Tootsie" Cohagen, 83, Overton, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Rader Funeral Home chapel, Kilgore, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Pascal officiating. Burial will be in Pirtle Cemetery in Rusk County. Mrs. Cohagen died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in Denton. She was born Jan. 25, 1925, to Sue Ann and Judson Wyche. She attended school at New London and was among the few in her class who survived the explosion of 1937. She attended Kilgore College and Stephen F. Austin, where she earned her teaching certificate. She taught second grade in Overton for more than 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Overton. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, John Cohagen, Duncanville; daughter, Terry Huntsberger, Grand Prairie; son, Mark Cohagen, Denton; sister, Marilyn Johnson, Longview; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, 222 Welborn St., Dallas, 75219. Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 


 

Coleman, Glenda A.

GLENDA A. COLEMAN BLOOMINGTON - Glenda A. Coleman, 52, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. She was born Nov. 7, 1956, in Meridian, Miss., to Inez Johnson Griffin of Meridian, Miss. And the late Hyllard Griffin. She was retired from the U.S. Army and she was a Baptist. She is survived by her mother; husband, Vincent LaVon Coleman of Bloomington; son, Kevin LaVon Coleman of Victoria; sisters, Ivy Lou Jones of Anniston, Ala., Irene Griffin, Mary S. Cole, and Veda Sparrow, all of Meridian, Miss.; and brothers, Charles Griffin and Willie Larry Griffin, both of Meridian, Miss. She was preceded in death by her father and her brothers, Ricky Griffin and Michael Griffin. Walk-in visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. today at Barefield Funeral Home in Victoria. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Bloomington, the Rev. John Watts officiating. Interment will follow at Bloomington Cemetery under the auspices of the Victoria County Veterans Council, AL, CWV, VFW, DAV, MCL, MOWW, Ex-POW, MOPH, VVA, and KWV. Active pallbearers: John G. King, Baron L. Brown, Harold R. Sims, Markham T. Cook, Andre Voss, and Roman Clay. Honorary pallbearers: Curtis Nuells, Kevin Autry, Leslie Charleston Jr., Billy Brown, Dickie Barnett, and Stanley King Sr. Barefield Funeral Home, Victoria, 361-575-6180.


 


 

Coleman Sr., Ronnie Lee

Coleman, Sr., Ronnie Lee 53, of Dallas passed away Jan. 6th. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 31 years Renita Turner Coleman, son, Ronnie Lee Jr., daughter, Andrea Dionne, two grandchildren, Ronnie Lee (Boss) III and Laila; one devoted brother, Vernal Coleman, Jr. (Mary); sister, Robbie Louise Dunn, a devoted niece, Valerie Coleman, a loyal uncle, Rev. Fred Russell, father-inlaw, R.T. Turner, Sr. and a host of brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Wake: Friday from 8-8:45PM at Evergreen. Service: Saturday at 11:00AM at St. Paul B.C.,1600 Pear St.


 


 

Collier, Donnie "Dee"

DONNIE "DEE" COLLIER, age 93, passed away January 08, 2009. A veteran of the Army Air Corp, Dee served his country during WW II. He retired from Houston Welding Co. and was a Mason for over 25 years. Survivors include sister in law, Oneida Collier: nephews, Buddy and George "Sonny" Collier; nieces, Wanda Moscarelli, Jo Dittlinger, Betty Joyce Tucker, Cindy Collier, Melba Jean Collier. Preceding him in death are his wife Mabel; brothers, Melvin and Lee Collier; sisters, Izean Robertson and Hazel Collier; nephews, Robert Neil, Billy Carl, Howard and Larry Collier; niece, Partricia Hrozek. He will be missed by numerous friends and loved ones. Visitation 4-8p.m. Friday, January 9, 2009 and Funeral service 1:30p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 both at Chapel of Chimes at Brookside Memorial Park, 13401 Eastex Freeway. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park.


 


 

Cook, Margaret Ann

Cook, Margaret Ann Howard Margaret Ann Howard Cook was born August 9, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She passed away January 5, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. She obtained her B.S. from Barnard College in 1969, an M.A. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1971, and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1981. Margaret earned her secondary school teaching certificate from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. While attending Columbia University in New York City in 1968, she met Dexter Sturgis Cook whom she married on June 26, 1971 in Milwaukee. They moved to Dallas in 1976 where Margaret worked for the City of Dallas, MBNA, and Bank of America. She taught evening mathematics courses, including calculus, at Richland College for over ten years. An enthusiastic runner, Margaret com-pleted several marathons, including the New York City Marathon in 1985. She was recently preceded in death by her mother Ruth Mikula Howard. She is survived by her husband and her sons, Alexander John Cook and Dexter Howard Cook along with his fianc, Grace Elizabeth Schisler. She also leaves her four beloved felines: Fluffy, Midnight, Grisabella, and Scheherazade. Visitation will by held at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home on Northwest Highway, Sunday, January 11, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The funeral followed by interment will take place on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sparkman Hillcrest Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Margaret's memory to The Breast Cancer Research Fund, Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers, 1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1100, Dallas, TX 75201.


 


 

Cooper, Carrie

Carrie Cooper, 94, died Wednesday, Jan 7. She is survived by her daughters Joyce Cooper Porter of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Lelia Katherine Cooper of Wichita Falls; and sons John Herbert Cooper of Midland and James Leslie Cooper of Wichita Falls. A family graveside service is 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Services are 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at the First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Lee, Odessa, with the Rev. Todd Shipley and the Rev. Donnie Williams officiating. Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Odessa or to Hospice of Midland. Services are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.


 


 

Coppedge, Maezell

LINDALE - Services for Maezell Coppedge, 72, Scroggins, mother of a Lindale resident, are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Macon Baptist Church, with Bro. Don Smith officiating. Burial will be in Maple Springs Cemetery under direction of Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Mrs. Coppedge died Jan. 8, 2009, in Mount Pleasant. She was born Feb. 16, 1936, in Hagansport to the late L.J. and Margaret Fleming Harris. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husbands, E.L. Baze Jr. and R.A. Coppedge. Survivors include her sons, Michael Baze, Mount Vernon, and Anthony Baze, Lindale; daughters, Deborah Jones, Mount Pleasant, Delanie Johnson, Mount Vernon, and Sherry Kelley, Scroggins; brothers, David Harris, Sherman, and Kent Holbert, Commerce; sisters, Louise Mollinelli, California, and Jan Hawkins, Saltillo; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


 


 

Corcoran, Patricia

DENISON - Patricia Joyce Corcoran, longtime Denison resident, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Texoma Medical Center at the age of 81. Mrs. Corcoran was born Oct. 1, 1927 in Denison, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker. She graduated from Denison High School in 1945 and graduated from Draughon's Business School in Dallas. Pat married Tim Miller Corcoran on Sept. 30, 1950 in Sherman. She was employed with the Katy Railroad in the accounting department for over 20 years before retiring in 1986. Pat was a member of the First Baptist Church in Denison, a Master Degree member of the Beta Zeta Phi sorority with more than 50 years of service, a member of the Denison Service League for many years giving of her time to the Bargain Box and Meals on Wheels. Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A devoted Christian with a heart of gold. She will be remembered and truly missed by many. Mrs. Corcoran is survived by her loving family: son, Kenneth Corcoran and wife, Nivea of Mexico City, Mexico; son, Curtice Corcoran of Denison; daughter, Deborah Corcoran Todd of Arlington, and son, Ronald Corcoran and wife, Kristi of Denison; grandchildren, Dana and Lisa Todd of Arlington, Elizabeth and Ian Corcoran of Denison and Olivia Corcoran of Mexico City, Mexico; sister-in-law, Joyce Corcoran of Dallas. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband, Tim, brother-in-law, Russell Corcoran; sister-in-law, Theresa Hopkins, nephews, Mike Corcoran and Bill Hopkins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Denison with Pastor Mark Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. The family will graciously receive friends from 6 -8 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2009 at Fisher Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Ronald Ballou, Chris Corcoran, David Garret, Bill Hopkins, James Hopkins and Richard Walter. Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, located at 604 W. Main in Denison.


 


 

Corder III, Jules Henry

Corder, III, Jules Henry Of Terrell, TX., born September 14, 1942, passed away January 6, 2009. He was owner of Corder Mfg. Co. Preceded in death by his parents, Jules H. Corder, Jr. & Vey Marie Corder and one sister, Patsy E. Goodwin. Survived by his wife, Patricia Conerly Corder; daughter, Vicki Shelton & husband, Chad; son, Jules H. Corder, IV & wife, Kimberly; grandchildren, Aspen Shelton, age 7, Jules H. Corder, V, age 4, Ethan Shelton, age 3, Chloe Corder, age 3. Service will be 2:00PM Friday January 9, 2009 at New Hope Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Jude Childrens Hospital. For more information: www. newhopefh.com. New Hope funeral home 972-226-2111 www.newhopefh.com


 


 

Cordova, Alicia C.

: 5-9 p.m. Vigil: 7 p.m. today at Funeraria Del Angel Martin Central. Funeral Mass: 1 p.m. January 9, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment: Evergreen East Cemetery. Survived by husband Gregorio T. Cordova, brothers Miguel, Pedro & Arturo Corral, sisters Maria Guzman & Candelaria Nobles.


 


 

Craig, Luke

WINNSBORO - Graveside services for Luke Craig, 93, Winnsboro, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Lee Cemetery, Winnsboro, under direction of Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Mr. Craig died Jan. 7, 2009, in Winnsboro. He was born Aug. 25, 1915, in Quitman to the late Woodard Glaze and Helen Wilder Craig. He served in the Army during World War II, retired from Brookshire's and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro. Survivors include his son, Jerry Craig, Tyler; daughter, Cathy Grout, Terrell; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


 


 

Criss, Virginia G. Christian

VIRGINIA G. CHRISTIAN CRISS passed away January 7, 2009 in Houston. Mrs. Criss was born in St. Louis, MO and moved to Houston in 1939 where she resided the rest of her life. She was a founding member of the Charity Guild of Catholic Woman, member of the Newman Circle, and the Colonneh Club. She is preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Murray Christian; second husband, E.R. "Dick" Criss; brothers, Paul C. Guignon, Jr., John Guignon, and Charles Guignon; sister, Mary Kay Heffernan; step-son, E.R. "Dick" Criss, Jr. Virginia is survived by daughters, Virginia Ann Christian and Mary Christian Bossley and husband Burton B. Bossley, Jr.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Reznicek and Christian B. Bossley; great-grandchild, Mathew Murray Reznicek; step children, Sue Weikman and Carol Holloway; brother, Robert "Bob" Guignon; numerous nieces and nephews, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be: Bill Christian, Anthony G "Tony" Riddlesperger, Wendell Wilson, Jose Simon, Garrett Holloway and Greg Holloway. Family and Friends are invited to a vigil service at 3:00 P.M., Friday, January 9, 2009 at the Hallmark, 4718 Hallmark, Houston, TX 77056. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 10, 2009 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77098. Fr. Dennis Andrews, C.S.B. will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be directed to The University of St. Thomas, The Newman Circle, Maryville University of St. Louis, or charity of choice.


 


 

Curtis, Marc Luc

Curtis, Marc Luc A True Gentleman Born in Nantes, France October 18, 1964, Marc came to the United States in 1965 with his mother Anne Marie, and sister Sylvie. Nothing was handed to Marc Curtis. He made things happen. His mother, along with his father Bob, fostered a strong sense of self worth and an unbending work ethic that served him unfailingly to his final days. Marc was employed by Tom Thumb for several years. He started at the bottom as a grocery bagger, working his way up to an invitation into their managerial program. However Marc's sister Sylvie, who had been working in the travel business, got his interest with stories of travel. Full of energy and enthusiasm, Marc was on his way into the travel business. Without formal computer skills it was a difficult task. He was armed with what has become his trademark "a zest for the task at hand and an undying spirit to succeed" which prompted the beginning of a successful career with Sabre. He was a guy that would gain control of groups with his style of inclusiveness, sense of humor, and quiet confidence. Marc's bout with Leukemia was taken on like any other of his life's tasks. He lived every moment with hope. Failure was not part of his plan. He often asked the staff at Zale-Lipshy Hospital how they were doing. Can you imagine the level of concern, confidence and brazen audacity it took to treat the staff like they were his patients! Unbeknown to Marc, his sister Sylvie was called in from Chicago due to the seriousness of his condition. His final words were "what are you doing here?" "What are you doing here?" - speaks volumes of an extraordinary person. Do a good deed. Honor Marc with a memorial donation to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. North Texas Chapter, 8111 LBJ Freeway, Suite 425 Dallas, TX 75251


 


 

Cynthia Lou Johnson

Thursday, January 8, 2009 8:46 PM 

Cynthia Lou Johnson, 65, of Mountain Home, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in a local hospital. 


 


 

Dacus, Ivy Juanita "Teano"

Ivy Juanita "Teano" Dacus, 90, of Lufkin, formerly of Silsbee, died Monday, December 29, 2008 in Lufkin. She is survived by her husband, Foy Dacus of Lufkin; daughter, Marie Dear of Lufkin; grandchildren, Doby Dear and Christi Hurley, both of Lufkin; great-grandchildren, Reagan Hurley, Sydney Hurley, and Kevin Hurley, Jr., all of Lufkin; sister, Geneva Kirkland of Silsbee; brothers, Harold Breaux of Beaumont and Charles Breaux of Silsbee; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ivy is preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Gladys Breaux; brother, Carroll Breaux; and sister, Allie Lee Burden. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Thursday, January 1, 2009 at Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee. A gathering of family and friends was held Wednesday, December 31, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Complete and updated information may be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com., Charities


 


 

Daffin Jr., Johnson (Notice)

Johnson Daffin Jr., 75, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2009. Arrangements are pending with All Families Mortuary. 


 


 

David Brent Hill

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:59 AM 

The family of David Brent Hill will gather to celebrate his 44 years of life at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009. Services will be conducted by Pastor Jon Boles at the Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd Street. Brent passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2009.


 


 

David Olen Crump

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:13 PM 

David Olen Crump, 61, of Brooten, Minnesota passed from this life December 23, 2008.


 


 

David W. Ayers

Monday, January 5, 2009 8:57 PM 

David W. Ayers, 57, of LaPorte, passed away early Monday, January 5, 2009, in a Houston hospital following a courageous battle with illness. 


 


 

Davis, Cathy

Cathy Davis, 53, of Mart, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, at a local hospital. Services are pending. October 1, 1955 - January 8, 2009 Sign the Guest Book at 


 


 

De Avila, Juan

: 5-9 p.m. Vigil: 7 p.m. January 8, 2009 at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Funeral Mass: 9 a.m. January 9, 2009 at Cristo Rey Church. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Survived by brothers Miguel, Gilberto & Jesus De Avila, sister Maria De Jesus Garcia.


 


 

Death Notices

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:32 AM 

Juan and Nicholas Amalla-Arrendondo, infant twins, of Lubbock died Dec. 30, 2008, at University Medical Center. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Griffin Mortuary.


 


 

Deaton, LaNelle

LaNelle Deaton, 85, formerly of Midland, died Saturday, Jan. 3 in Denver. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel officiated by the Rev. David Johnson. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. To place online condolences please visit www.mem.com.


 


 

Debbie Lynn Godin

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 5:28 PM

BACLIFF — Debbie Lynn Godin, 47, of Bacliff, Texas, passed away January 5, 2009.


 


 

Dement, Dorothy Jean

DEMENT, DOROTHY JEAN, Funeral Service: 11 a.m. today at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Interment: Evergreen East. Survived by son Skip Dement, daughter Debbie Savell. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home East.


 


 

Dement, Dorothy

No Description Available! 


 


 

Denise Strain Atwell

Thursday, January 8, 2009 5:54 PM 

Denise Strain Atwell of Texas City, Texas passed away January 6, 2009, at Triumph Hospital in Webster, Texas.


 


 

Diane Simpson Carrier

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 3:13 PM 

Funeral services for Mrs. Diane Simpson Carrier, 52, of Mount Enterprise, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Henderson with Rev. Jimmy Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Brachfield under the direction of Southern Funeral Home in Henderson.


 


 

Dodd, Lillian (Miller)

Dodd, Lillian (Miller) Born June 20th 1915 in Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2008. Preceded in death by her husband, William Dodd (2000) and daughter, Patricia Cooper (1995), Lillian is survived by Son-in-law Tom Cooper and three grandchildren, Diana Scott, Jack Cooper, and Michael Cooper as well as five great-grandchildren. She and her husband, Bill, owned and operated a number of successful restaurants and a catering business in the Houston, Texas area until they retired to Florida. Lillian had a love for life and for golf, which she played almost daily until she was 85 years old. Lillian will be remembered fondly by her family and by the many friends she made in her journey through life. Services will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church 5100 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 on January 9th at 1pm.


 


 

Doerfer, Kateva Annette Dellis

Kateva Annette Dellis Doerfer blessed this earth on March 17, 1963 in Fort Worth, TX. Her amazing abilities included being a loving mother, daughter and an awe-inspiring encourager. She left this earth on January 7, 2009 to enter the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Heaven is certainly blessed with the humor and wit of this precious woman. When she was 6 years old she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior, and was baptized at First Baptist Church Midland by Dr. L.L. Morris and continued to serve her Lord faithfully. As a teenager she was very active in youth activities at First Baptist Church, singing in musicals and 'His Group', going on mission trips and working Vacation Bible School. She graduated from Midland High School in 1981. Her love of the stage and performing arts carried on through college, and she graduated with a degree in Drama from Southwest Texas in San Marcos in 1987, while working at Brown's School with special needs children. Her humorous and vivacious teaching techniques in Sunday School and Bible Study attracted many young people, and while opening up her house to the youth, anyone and everyone could feel welcomed in her loving always-open arms. She participated in many mission trips including Canada, Germany, and New York while carrying the message of her Jesus everywhere she went. Her love of children sparked a teaching career in Midland in 1989, teaching Special Education at Lamar Elementary. That spark later turned into a burning passion resulting in her dream job in May of 2007, teaching Theatre Arts at Alamo Jr. High and Abell Jr. High. With motivational speaking serving as a second language, she was able to inspire her students to act to the best of their ability, to reach higher goals and to step outside of the box. During her first year of teaching Speech and Drama, her students received 2nd and 3rd place during the UIL play competition. Kateva is survived by her two daughters, Kenedi Alaine and Madison Ashley both of Midland; her parents, Willard and Bettye Dellis of Hot Springs Village, AR; many cousins and aunt/uncles. She has done a marvelous job of raising two girls, Kenedi and Madison, and has taught them to love the Lord and to depend on God to guide their lives. Kateva has influenced hundreds and possibly thousands of others to live their life to the fullest, to have fun, and to not forget that all things come together for the good of those who love the Lord. We, the family, want to express our deep gratitude to the nurses and staff at Select Care and to Dr. John McKenna for the exceptional care they gave to our precious mom and daughter. They loved her and cared for her as one of their own. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 2104 W. Louisiana, Midland, TX 79701 in memory of Kateva Doerfer. Condolences to the family may be posted in the guest book at caringbridge.org/visit/katevadoerfer. Funeral services for Kateva have been scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Dodd officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Interment will be at CedarVale Cemetery in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas on Tuesday, January 13, 2009. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.


 


 

Dominguez, Esequiel

: 12-1:45 today in Baca's Funeral Chapels, Las Cruces, NM. Graveside Service: 2 p.m. today at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by parents, Marco Antonio Dominguez & Monica Romero; siblings, Destiny, Daisy & Marco Dominguez. Arrangements by Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces.


 


 

Donald Joshaway Cox

Funeral services for Donald Joshaway Cox of Bangs, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Marcus Foster and Stephen Petty officiating.


 


 

Donald P. Zadik

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 9:41 PM 

Donald P. Zadik, 51, died on January 5, 2009. 


 


 

Donna True Bellinger

Monday, January 5, 2009 8:56 PM 

Donna True Bellinger, 75, of Wallisville, was reunited with her son, Michael Dan Ragan on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. 


 


 

Doris O'Neal Clifton Brown

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:06 AM 

[Doris O'Neal Clifton Brown, 83, of Amarillo died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. 


 


 

Dorothy Boyd Hudson

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 3:13 PM

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Dorothy Hudson, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008. 


 


 

Dorothy Marie Lofton

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 9:39 PM 

Dorothy Marie Lofton was born March 29,1935 to Louis Guy Taylor & Josephine Taylor in Waco, Texas. 


 


 

Dowdall, Rick

RICK DOWDALL, age 56, died January 7, 2009 in Houston, TX. He is survived by his wife, Susan Dowdall and brother, Robert Dowdall, both of Kingwood. Memorial Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Kingwood Funeral Home. For further information and guest book services please visit www.mem.com.


 


 

Dowell, Jerry "JD"

Dowell, Jerry "JD" Jerry "JD" Dowell passed on Jan. 1 2009 with family by his side. Born on Oct. 27th 1940 in Abilene TX. He was preceded in death by his mother Ruby Dowell and father Earl Dowell. Survived by his sister Donna Hooper of Abilene TX daughters Angie Vokt of Cedar Park TX and Jere Dowell of Flower Mound TX. Three granddaughters and a grandson. And many great friends. He was truly loved and will be greatly missed. Memorial Party to be held at Chasers Lounge Jan. 10th at 3pm.


 


 

Draper, Leonard

No Description Available! 


 


 

DuBois, Claud Allison

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

CLAUD ALLISON DuBOIS McALLEN - Claud Allison DuBois died January 3, 2009, at Comfort House .Claud was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Fall River, ..... 


 


 

Dunn, Shirley

Dunn, Shirley 61, of Garland, passed 1/5/09. Wake: 7-8 pm, Friday. Funeral: 11:00 am, Saturday, 1/10/09, both at Sandra Clark Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Lincoln Cemetery. Sandra Clark Funeral Home 214-371-2600 www.sandraclarkfuneralhome.com 


 


 

Durham, Rolla

DURHAM, ROLLA SAM, 77, Services: Private by family. Survived by wife: Geneva Durham; son: Jerry S. Roberts Sr.; brother: Edwin Charles Durham; sisters: Ruth Bird and Dorothy Sand Acer. Arrangements made by: Hillcrest F.H.-Doniphan.


 


 

Earnest Mallard

Monday, December 29, 2008 3:05 PM

Graveside services for Earnest Mallard, 86, of Joinerville, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Lee Shiloh Cemetery, Price with Rev. R. D. Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Shiloh Cemetery, Price under the direction of Garmon Funeral Home.


 


 

Eberle, Eric Dale

Eberle, Eric Dale Born Feb 10, 1953 in Dallas, Eric was the second of five children to Alfred and Maxine Eberle. He graduated from Carter High in 1971, attended North Texas State University, UT Arlington and DeVry. He is preceded in death by his brother Alfred Eberle Jr. Survivors include his parents, two brothers, Mark Eberle of Irving TX, Paul Eberle of Winter Haven FL., sister Gale Eberle Patterson and her husband Mike of Highland Village TX. He is adored by nieces and nephews Keith and Allie Patterson, Sarah and Cassie Eberle and their mother Jeannette Allbritton Eberle. Eric will be remembered for his talented art work, quite demeanor and gentle smile. Services will be held Sat Jan 10, at Noon at Laurel Land.. Family will welcome visitors Fri Jan 9 from 6-8pm at Laurel Land.


 


 

Edward Nelson Tilley

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:20 PM 

TEXAS CITY — Edward Nelson Tilley, 89, of Texas City, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009, at his residence.


 


 

Edward Shawn Pridgeon

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:17 PM 

Edward Shawn Pridgeon, 36, of Baytown passed away Monday, January 5, 2008 at his home.


 


 

Elmer Allen Huebner

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

Elmer Allen Huebner of West Columbia was born on September 24, 1930, in Martin County, Indiana, and passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 


 


 

Elvin David Rudd

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:54 AM 

Funeral arrangements for Elvin David Rudd, 59, are pending under the direction of Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels.


 


 

Encinas, Frank

No Description Available! 


 


 

Erma Lee Myres Brown

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:58 AM 

Erma Lee Brown, 76, of Lubbock went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 surrounded by her family. She was born on September 24, 1932 to J. C. "Curt" and Alice Myres in Lubbock. She attended Lubbock High School. Erma married Pete Brown on January 20, 1951 in Clovis, N.M. Erma spent the next 58 years working at the job she so loved. She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She never needed much, but always gave all.


 


 

Estrada, Richard G.

will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m., at Galloway & Sons Chapel in Beevlle. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Beeville. Galloway & Sons Funeral Home, Beeville, 361-358-2512.


 


 

Ferguson Jr., Willie

Ferguson, Jr., Willie 72. Wake- Friday, January 9 from 8:30-9:30 pm at Golden Gate4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. Funeral- Saturday, January 10 at 11 am at St. John M. B. C.- 2600 S. Marsalis Ave. To share tributes www.goldengatefuneralhome.com


 


 

Flossie Ray

Thursday, January 8, 2009 6:00 PM 

Flossie Ray died on January 1, 2009. 


 


 

Foster, Mary Jane

EDGEWOOD - Services for Mary Jane Foster, 86, Edgewood, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Eubank Funeral Home chapel, Canton, with Bro. Steve Glosup officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Van Zandt County. Mrs. Foster died Jan. 8, 2009, in Tyler. She was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Edgewood to the late Tom Davis and Dora Neely Weatherall Martin. She worked for Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Canton, moved to Terrell where she lived for 15 years and retired in 1987 as a nurse's aide from Terrell State Hospital after 17 years of service. After retiring she moved to Edgewood. She was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Denton Foster, and son, Thomas Don Foster. Survivors include her son, Tony Fay Foster, Mesquite; daughter, Jerry Ann Brown, Edgewood; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 


 

Foxx, Marie Louise Harris

Foxx, Marie Louise Harris Our beloved mother, Marie, peacefully passed on December 23, 2008. She was born August 6, 1921 in La Junta, Colorado to parents Arthur and Renee Harris. Marie spent her early years living in Colorado and Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1942, while president of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority at the University of New Mexico she met James "Jim" Foxx, a young Air Force officer. In 1943, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and two months later, after being swept off her feet by Jim, they married. As a devoted military wife, her flexibility and patience worked to everyone's advantage as Marie and her growing family moved and resettled 17 times during her husband's 28 year military career. She was a loving mother to her children and was always poised and supportive, even when faced with raising the children herself for several months at a time while her husband was away from home on military duty. In 1959 the family moved to Chize, France where she got in touch with her mother's French roots, showing a love for French cooking and mastering the art of collecting and refinishing antiques. After three travel filled years in Europe, the family returned to the United States and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for one year and then moved to Newark, Ohio where Jim retired in 1968. After three years in Corona Del Mar, California, Marie and Jim relocated to Dallas, Texas where they called home for the next 35 years. After 63 years of marital bliss, her beloved husband Jim passed on March 9, 2006. Marie touched the lives of many during her lifetime by openly giving and sharing her love and support. She always had a shoulder to cry on, was a nonjudgmental listener, and willingly shared her wisdom and sense of humor with her friends and family. Marie will be greatly missed by her neighbors and her cherished friends in the Northwood Woman's Club, WIN, and Northwood Women's Bridge Club. She will especially be missed by her four adoring children who realize how blessed they were to have her as their mother. She will be remembered as a caring and devoted wife and mother, a gourmet cook, and a best friend to many. Marie is survived by: sons, Richard, Stephen, and Gregory, daughter Stephanie, daughters-inlaw, Susan, Maria, Emelita and six grandchildren, Mimi, Allison, Christopher, James II, Alyssa and Bethany. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Marie's memory are made to a local SPCA or the charity of choice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on January 31, 2009 at 11:00 am at All Saints Catholic Church, 5231 Meadowcreek Drive, Dallas, Texas.


 


 

Frances Delois Newell

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:58 AM 

Frances Delois Newell, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend of Lubbock departed this life December 31, 2008.


 


 

Frances Haschke-Keele

BANGS �" Funeral services for Frances Haschke-Keele, 67, of Bangs will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the New Testament Holiness Church in Bangs, with Pastor Ronnie White officiating. Burial will follow at Bangs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Netherton Funeral Home.


 


 

Frank N. Lee

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 3:01 PM 

LONGVIEW - Celebration services for Frank N. Lee, 66, of Longview, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Greggton First Baptist Church with Bobby Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Longview. Frank departed this world on Jan. 2, 2009, at a local medical center. He is now with the Lord his shepherd. Services are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview.


 


 

Fred B. Clark

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:00 AM 

ROCKDALE — Services for Fred B. Clark, 84, of Rockdale will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with the Rev. Chip Parmer officiating. Burial will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.


 


 

Fulcher, Shannon

SHANNON FULCHER was blessed to have an extended family, including second fathers Bixby Given and Bobby Davis, step-mother Kathy Hargrove, Flynn Magouirk and Cathy Daricek of Houston, Texas. Aunt Judy Owens and Uncles Gary and Roy Owens, and Step-Mother Mandy Fulcher of Odessa, Texas. Brother Jamie Fulcher of Corpus Christi, Texas, Sisters Kristina McConnaughey of Midland, Texas and Stacy Loman of Ft. Worth, Texas. A Celebration of Life will be held in Shannon's honor Friday, January 9, 2009 at the family home in Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations in Shannon's name to the Houston Humane Society or Hospice House of Odessa, Texas.


 


 

Galindo, Noe

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

DONNA - Funeral Mass for Noe Galindo will be at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009, at San Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Weslaco. ..... 


 


 

Garcia Jr., Ascencion

GARCIA, JR., ASCENCION, 46, Vigil: 7 p.m. January 8, 2009 at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Memorial Mass: 11:30 a.m. January 9, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment: Private. Survived by: daughters: Claudia Garcia, Cynthia Chavez, & Angel Garcia; parents: Ascencion & Marcela Garcia; brother: Rudy Garcia; sisters: Graciela Placencia, Lydia Guerrero, Patricia Perez, Elizabeth Garcia, & Olga Garcia.


 


 

Garcia Jr., Ascencion

No Description Available! 


 


 

Gardner, Alice L.

Gardner, Alice L. 54. Survived by 2 brothers and 6 sisters. Wake- Friday, January 9 from 8:30-9:30 pm. FuneralSaturday, January 10 at 3 pm. Both services will be held at Golden Gate- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. To share tributes www.goldengatefuneral home.com


 


 

Gaventa, Lawrence Kenneth

LAWRENCE KENNETH GAVENTA (CAPTAIN, USNR, RETIRED), 84, of Kingwood went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, January 6, 2009. He was born November 10, 1924 in Tampa, FL., Larry served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After his military service, he flew for National Airlines, and then for NASA. Larry had a love for flying, but a larger love of the Lord, always participating in Bible studies, Christian Ashrams, and other Christian activities. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Lawrence Gregory Gaventa, and two brothers. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Silvie Gaventa; three daughters, Lucy Karen Weiland, Bonnie Gaventa, Janey Gaventa; three grandchildren, Jason Weiland and wife Kasey, Jacob Weiland and wife Jeani, Phoebe Mallory; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, January 9, 2009 at Brookside Funeral Home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Brookside Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park.


 


 

George C. Fabain, Jr.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 5:27 PM 

GALVESTON — George C. Fabain, Jr., 71, of Galveston, Texas, passed away Friday, January 2, 2009, at his home.


 


 

George H. Swaim

Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:24 PM 

George H. Swaim, 91, of Paris passed from this life Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, in Paris Regional Medical Center South.


 


 

George J. Gossett

Monday, December 29, 2008 3:05 PM 

Funeral services for George J. Gossett, 74, of Henderson and the Brachfield Community will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Rader Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Marshall and Jason Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery.


 


 

Gerard, Janet Kathryn

Gerard, Janet Kathryn 12-13-1939 to 12-23-2008 A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, January 10, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 600 S. Jupiter Rd, Richardson, 75081 with a reception following the service. 


 


 

Gerik, Timothy Lynn

Timothy Lynn Gerik, 49, of Aquilla, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at his residence. A rosary will be recited and Mass of Christian Burial will be 3 p.m. Friday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption in West, with the Rev. Ed Karasek and the Rev. B. George as celebrants. Burial will follow at Fatima Cemetery near Abbott. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Knights of Columbus #2305 or Hillcrest Community Hospice. Memorial guestbook found at


 


 

Gibson, Ella Wee

ELLA WEE GIBSON, 67, of Houston, passed away January 2, 2009. Visitation will on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 11:00AM until 12:00PM, with Funeral Services beginning at 12:00PM at Valley of God, Church in Christ, 13800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77045 with Elder Frank E. Fanniel, Sr., Officiating. Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens.


 


 

Gilbert Contreras

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:15 PM 

Gilbert Contreras, retired firefighter, was born on Nov. 14, 1943, and passed away in his home on Sunday Jan. 4th, 2009.


 


 

Gilbert Guzman, Sr.

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:57 AM

Gilbert Guzman, Sr., 65, of Lubbock passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009 in Lubbock. He was a mechanic. 


 


 

Gilbert Martinez (Gil)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 5:31 PM 

LEAGUE CITY — Gilbert Martinez (Gil), 48, of League City, Texas passed away December 27, 2008


 


 

Gladys Joplin

Thursday, January 8, 2009 8:35 PM

Gladys Joplin, daughter of Frank Asberry and Sarah Anne (Maxwell) Smith, was born on May 31, 1914 in Henderson, and passed away on Jan. 5, 2009 in Mount Enterprise. 


 


 

Glass, Rosanna Fall

ROSANNA FALL GLASS, was surrounded by the love of her family when she departed this life on January 7, 2009, following a courageous year long battle with cancer. The family and many friends she loved and left behind include her husband, Jay Riviere, sons, Robert Haden Abercrombie and David Glass; daughter Maria Fall Abercrombie. She is also survived by her sisters and best friends, Sally Sanders, and Kemper Walker and husband, Richard Walker. Other family members include, in-laws, Bernie and Eloise Riviere, daughter-in-law, Michelle Abercrombie; Jay's children, Rebecca Marek and husband, Dennis, Jay Riviere and wife, Alicia, and Nancy Heitschusen and husband, Brian; grandchildren include: Haley, Amanda, and Amber Abercrombie, Kalyn Glass, Marissa and Meredith Marek, and Rand Riviere. Born in Houston, on October 8, 1935, Rosanna was one of three daughters born to Fredrick Kemper Fall and Ruth Nichols Fall. She graduated from Lamar High School, and attended Sophie Newcombe College and the University of Texas at Austin. She began a successful real estate career with George Murray Company and later worked with Martha Turner Properties. Rosanna was an accomplished bridge player, who loved planning with her girlfriends. She and Jay have spent the last 10 years traveling and spending time at their home in North Carolina with family and friends. Rosanna devoted her entire life to her family, and will be forever remembered for her laughter and grace. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., today, at Trinity Episcopal Church at Main and Holman. For those desiring memorial may be made in Rosanna's name to the Christus Staelin Foundation, 1315 St. Joseph Parkway, Suite 1818, Houston, TX 77002, Attn: Colleen Colton. Rosanna's family expresses their heartfelt thanks to the staff at M.D. Anderson Cancer center and to the loving staff of Odyssey Healthcare. And thank you to Barbara, Beverly and Shirley for all your loving care. Arrangements entrusted to


 


 

Glenn, Willia Kizzie

WILLIA KIZZIE GLENN "COOKIE" departed this life January 4, 2009. She leaves to cherish her memories: her loving husband Patrick, daughter Monique, 2 grandchildren, 4 siblings, family and friends. Wake Fri. 6-9pm. Funeral Sat. 2pm. Both services will be held at Greater Pure Light MBC. 12330 Vickery St. Interment Red Hill Cemetery Hearne, Tx.


 


 

Godfrey, Cynthia Ann (Janks)

Godfrey, Cynthia Ann (nee-Janks) Dateline: Lake Hiawatha Cynthia Ann (nee-Janks) Godfrey, passed away from cancer on January 6th 2009 in Parsippany, N.J. She was born in 1956 in Dallas, Texas to Joyce & William Janks II. Cynthia attended Skyline High School & graduated from Crozer Tech High School. She also attended USC & UCLA in Los Angeles & Chubb Institute in NJ. She worked for ADP for I8 Years in Redmon, WA., Los Angeles & Roseland, NJ. Cynthia also worked for Prudential Insurance Company in Roseland for the past 10 years. Cynthia is pre-deceased by her mother, Joyce Janks; her aunts: Vera Bank & Nelda Fitzgerald; her uncle, L.R. Fitgerald Jr., & her cousin, Durward Bark Jr. Survivors include her son: Jason Godfrey of Dallas; her father: William Janks II and his wife, Mary of Dallas; her cousins: David Bark of Garland, Texas & Jean Ann Fitzgerald of Portland, Oregon.


 


 

Gonzales, Luis A.

will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 10 AM to 9 PM at Trinity Funeral Chapel with a rosary recited at 7 PM on Friday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 PM on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with burial to follow to Harlingen/Combes Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trinity at Harrison Funeral Home located at 1002 E. Harrison, Harlingen, TX 956-364-2444. Sign the guestbook at: http://legacy.com/Valleystar/Obituaries.asp


 


 

Gonzalez, Guadalupe

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM

MISSION - Visitation for Guadalupe Gonzalez will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009, with a 7 p.m. rosary at Virgil ..... 


 


 

Gonzalez, Ramon

: 5-9 p.m. January 8, 2009 Chapel of Remembrance. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. January 9, 2009 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment: Evergreen East Cemetery. Survived by his sons, Ramon, Jr., Daniel, Richard, Larry & Michael Gonzalez; daughters, Nancy Gonzalez a& Debra Alvarez; 6 brothers & 4 sisters. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home West.


 


 

Gonzalez, Dean

will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., today, Jan. 9, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m., at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10 at Christ Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Living Word Lutheran Church of The Woodlands, 9500 N. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.


 


 

Goodman, Carl Eugene

Elder Carl Eugene Goodman was born March 14, 1947, to the late Carl T. and Estella Goodman in Omaha, Nebraska. He and his family later moved to Port Arthur, TX where after 32 years of residency he gave up his fleshly body to join our Heavenly Father on Monday, January 5, 2009. After graduating high school, Carl attended the University of Nebraska where he was a member of the football team. He then served his country as an MP in the United States Army. On May 14, 1972, he was joined in Holy Matrimony to the former Jacquelyn Tyce in Omaha, Nebraska. To this union they were blessed with four gifts from God; Angela, Regina, Anthony "A.J." and Kimberly. Carl was an Elder at The Church of the Living God in Beaumont, TX, and was employed at Valero Refinery as a machinist for over thirty years. Carl is survived by his lovely wife of 36 years, Jacquelyn. Two siblings: Michael of Florida, and Carla of Nevada. Children: Carl Jr., Yolanda Gail both of California, Angela, Regina, Anthony "A.J." (April) all of San Antonio, TX and Kimberly of Austin, TX, several grandchildren including Anthony II and Alyssa and a host of relatives and friends. The viewing will be held on Saturday, January 10th from 9am – 11 am, at the Church of the Living God located at 3077 Terrell St. Beaumont, TX 77701, the service will follow.


 


 

Gotcher, Hazel Helen

Hazel Helen Gotcher, 68, died peacefully, after a lengthy illness, Thursday, January 8, 2009 at Hospice House in Odessa, TX. She was owner of Gotcher Cable Service, Inc. Mrs. Gotcher was born December 26, 1940 in Wilton, Arkansas and moved to Odessa from Houston in 1979. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. A loving wife, mother, daughter, and Me-Me, she is survived by daughters and sons-in-laws, Cindy Smith and Ken of Midland, and Diane Eckel and Terry of Odessa, son and daughter-in-law Robert Gotcher and Vickie of Midland; brothers and sister-in-laws, Harlie Patterson and wife Myrna of Texarkana and Joe Smith and wife Melissa of Conroe; and sisters and brother-in-laws, Sue Griffith and husband William of El Paso, and Martie White and husband Bobby of Austin, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by grandchildren Ashley, Whitney, and Haley Smith; Joshua, Jennifer, and Jordan Gotcher; Justin, Jeremy, and Brittney Eckel and great-grandchildren Brayden Eckel and McKenna Smith. The family would like to thank Larry Spires for his devotion and support towards Helen over these past years. We would also like to thank Larry and Diana Mitchell, owners of Country Acres for their kindness and care of Helen. Mrs Gotcher was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bobby Gene Gotcher, her mother Irma Louise Bartlett, her brother Larry Patterson, and sister Debbie McCravy. Visitation with the family will be 5:00-7:00 P.M., Friday, January 9, 2008 in Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Celebration of life will be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harlie Patterson and Rev. Bill Skaggs officiating, with interment following at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Odessa, Tx. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, Tx. 79761. To sign the guest book, go to our Web site at www.sunsetodessa.com.


 


 

Graber, Julia Elizabeth

Julia Elizabeth Graber, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at Wilson N. Jones Medial Center. Services will be held on Monday. Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home. You may sign the online guestbook at www.dannelfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Green, Lawrence V.

LAWRENCE V. GREEN, born November 2, 1936, passed away January 4, 2009. Services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009. @ St. James Baptist Church - 3407 Belfort. Visitation will be held from 9:00 - 11:00a.m. Funeral Service will begin @ 11:00a.m. Interment- Houston Memorial Gardens. Www.legacy.com


 


 

Greer, Albert Paul

Greer, Albert Paul Departed this life to go be with our heavenly father Jan. 2, 2009.Funeral Service at 1:30 P.M Sat, Jan. 10, 2009, Family Hour 7-8 P.M. Fri. Both at Black and Clark Funeral Chapel. Black and Clark Funeral Home Dallas, Texas 214-376-8297


 


 

Guerra, Crisanto

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

RIO GRANDE CITY - Crisanto Guerra III, 47, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at McAllen Medical Center. Hernandez Funeral Home in Rio Grande City is .....


 


 

Guerra, Irma Lucila

IRMA LUCILA GUERRA was born in Salineno, TX on Dec. 29, 1947 & passed away on Jan. 7, 2009 at the age of 61. Irma was a long time resident of Houston, TX. Irma is preceded in death by her Parents: Alvaro & Eva G. Canales; Sister: Lilia C. Garcia; & Brother: Alvaro B. Canales. Survivors include her Daughter: Raquel E. Guerra; Son: David Guerra & wife Jessica; Grandchildren: Daniel, Bishop, & Caden; Brother: Romero G. Canales; Sisters: Azucena C. Del Bosque, Minerva C. Gonzalez, Gloria C. Gonzales, & Alma C. Sais; & numerous loving relatives. Visitation will begin on Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 from 2-9pm with a Rosary being recited @ 6:00pm followed by a Celebration of Life Service officiated by Chaplain Monty Montgomery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of.


 


 

Guido Sr., Ernest Nicholas

Guido, Sr., Ernest Nicholas Born May 30, 1924 in Peoria, ILL. to Carmine and Angelina Guido. Raised in Chicago, relocated 1983 to Dallas. WWII Veteran US Army Calvary decorated with many honors. 50 year membership with Pipefitters Union Local 597. Married to Ann in 1948, 2 sons Carmen and Ernest. Survived Ann's 2005 death after 55 year marriage. He is survived by sons Carmen and Ernie Jr. grandchildren Angeline and Nicholas and Sisters Eva Petrolis, Mary Ragano and Theresa Kopecky. Ernest will be forever remembered and missed. Graveside services will be held January 10th 2009 11:30 AM at Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery 7405 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas. Memorial luncheon at 9006 Rockbrook Drive, Dallas. Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road Dallas TX 75252 (214) 306-6700


 


 

Guinn, Daniel

Daniel Guinn, 72, of Huxley died Jan. 8, 2009. Born April 15, 1936, in Seminole, Okla., he was the son of Odis and Susie Janes Guinn. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had been a professor at the Community College of Southern Nevada. Survivors include his wife, Redia Guinn of Huxley; son, Jesse Manriquez of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Gilberta Piovesan and Wilma Harris, both of Columbia, S.C., and Christina Allen of Las Vegas; brother, Otis Guinn of Huxley; sister, Peggy Bowen of Tustin, Calif.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mangum Funeral Home, Center.


 


 

Guzman, Cruz P.

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM

CRUZ P. GUZMAN MERCEDES - Cruz P. Guzman, 87, passed away Wednesday night at her residence, surrounded by her family. She is survived by ..... 


 


 

Guzman, Gloria

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

MISSION - Gloria Guzman, 65, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission. L&I Funeral Home of Peñitas is in charge ..... 


 


 

Guzman, Cruz P.

will be held Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a rosary to be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Mercedes, with interment following at the Catholic Cemetery also in Mercedes. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Garcia & Trevino Funeral Home of Mercedes. Sign the guestbook at: http://legacy.com/Valleystar/Obituaries.asp


 


 

Hahler, Thomas Francis

THOMAS FRANCIS HAHLER July 1, 1928 ~ Dec. 16, 2008 SEATTLE - Thomas "Tom" Francis Hahler passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. Born in North Platte, Neb., Tom possessed a life-long affection to everything associated with the out-of-doors. After serving in the Marine Corps in 1946 and 1947, Tom worked in his family auto and cattle business in North Platte, packed horseback across Canada, and finally settled into real estate sales in San Antonio in 1957. Here, he fell in love with and married his wife, Dorothy Monson, and together they started building their large family. In 1969, Tom moved his family to Seattle where his wife Dorothy still resides and where he pursued his love of nature through skiing, boating, hiking, and fishing, as well as various business interests from real estate appraisal to commercial fishing. An avid outdoorsman, hunter, sportsman, fisherman, and a real estate professional and auctioneer, Tom passed away after a long life well lived. He is survived by his wife of 49 years: Dorothy (Monson) Hahler of Seattle; his children: Patricia Hahler Morgan and Marie Hahler of Seattle, and Katherine Duclos of New York; his grandchildren: TC Elliott III, Nicholas Elliott, Kaitlin Morgan, David Kirk-Hahler, and Carl Kirk-Hahler of Seattle; and many more family and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Ted Hahler of Sitka, Alaska and St. John USVI. Tom will be greatly missed. Tom's funeral Mass was held Dec. 23, 2008 at Holy Rosary Church in Seattle. A rosary service is being held at 7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009 at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy. His interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at Elim Cemetery in Kenedy. Eckols Funeral Home, Kenedy, 830-583-2533.


 


 

Hall, Ronald

HALL, RONALD WENDALL, 53, Memorial Service: January 9, 2009, at Davis Funeral Home, Fort Worth, Texas. Survived by wife Bonnie, daughter Jenny Lynn Hall, stepdaughters, Meghan Targonski & Kristin Anderson, brother John T. Hall.


 


 

Hamilton, Ula Faye Bennett

Hamilton,Ula Faye Bennett Age 57 Went Home To Be With The Lord. Ula was employed with DISD. She leaves to cherish 3 children: Winfred, Patrick and Rashundra Roberson along w/a host of other relatives and friends. Wake Friday 7-7:45pm at Evergreen. Services: Saturday Jan. 10, 2009 12:30pm Greater Mt. Sinai MBC 4807 Burnside Dls,TX. Ramona D. Ellis FDIC


 


 

Hanna, Iskander S.

Hanna, Iskander S. (1941-2008) was a devoted father, brother and friend. He is survived by his children, Philip and Robert. He will be missed. May God Rest his Soul. 


 


 

Hardeman, Rev. Don H.

MARSHALL - Funeral services for Rev. Don H. Hardeman, 81, of Longview, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Full Gospel Holy Temple in Longview with Bishop T.W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Hallsville. Arrangements are by Lewis Funeral Home. Rev. Hardeman died Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at a local nursing facility. Rev. Hardeman was born May 27, 1927, in Naples, to Eddie Hardeman and Minnie Stiggers and was a retired Pentecostal minister. He previously served as the Asst. Pastor of Saints Temple Church of God in Christ in Longview. Survivors include his sons, Reginald Hardeman of Longview, and Kimball Hardeman of Arkansas; daughter, Yvette Taylor of Longview; brothers, Charles Wilkerson, Bobby Wilkerson and Swendell Wilkerson all of Dallas; sisters, Retha Ray and Gloria Edwards both of Dallas; four grandchildren and a number of other relatives. The family wishes to thank Dr. D.D. McDonald, The Clairmont nursing facility, Good Shepherd Medical Center and LifeCare Hospice with special blessings to Peggy and Laurel for the care given to the Rev, Hardeman. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. today, January 9, 2009, at Skinner Temple Church of God in Christ in Longview.


 


 

Hardy, Esther Mae

Funeral for Esther Mae Hardy, 95, of San Augustine will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine, with Chaplain Dee Black officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery, San Augustine. Mrs. Hardy died Jan. 8, 2008, in San Augustine. Born Dec. 6, 1913, in Dothan, Ala., she was the daughter of J.S. and Rennie Lewis Lott. She was a homemaker and affiliated with White Rock Baptist Church. She was married to Maurice Hardy, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include sons, Donald Hardy of Broaddus and David Hardy of San Augustine; daughters, Ruby Ellington of Lufkin, Frances Lawson and Nancy Metteauer, both of Nacogdoches, Lois Ellington of Etoile and Joy Navratil of San Augustine; sister, Texie Atwell of Porter; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine.


 


 

Harper, Gay Dell

GAY DELL HARPER, 91, from Spring, TX, entered to eternal rest on January 6, 2009 and joined her husband, Arnold Harper and son, Arnold D. Harper who preceded her in death. She was passionate about the things she adored. She loved flowers, music and enjoyed playing the guitar, being a Beautician and most of all a Homemaker. She was a very beautiful and talented person who will truly be missed. Her memories will forever be cherished by her children: Rev. Johnie Harper & wife Betty, Dora Gay Hogland & husband Johnie, Billy Harper & wife Judy, Betty Arrant & husband Dale; 19 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren & 13 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-8PM on Friday, January 9th at Brookside Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 10th at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church of God, 29 Blue Lake Dr., Huffman, TX. Interment will follow in Willow Creek Cemetery in Tomball, TX.


 


 

Harris, Louise Hayles

Harris, Louise Hayles Age 87 of Garland, TX, passed away January 8, 2009. She was born February 12, 1921, in Royse City, TX. Mrs. Harris was the former secretary to the treasurer of the Southern Baptist Convention. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm, Saturday, January 10, 2009, at The Lakes Community Church, 3025 I-30, Rockwall, TX 75087. Interment will follow in Royse City Cemetery.


 


 

Hartmann, Ilene E.

ILENE E. HARTMANN born June 24th, 1958 in Houston Texas, died Tuesday January 6th 2009. She graduated from Vintage High School in 1976 Napa, California. Married August 18th 1979, Baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church on October 16th 1979. Her love of children led her to teach Sunday school for many years at Trinity, she was also active in the Woman's Club, always serving the pies at the annual Turkey Supper. Her love of life was an inspiration to all who knew her. She worked for 30 years at Gulf Publishing Co. in the Accounting Dept. making many wonderful friends there. She is preceded in death by daughters, Amanda Rae and Roxanne Marie, Father, Howard Davis, Stepfather Clyde Breeden, Father-in-law Emil Hartmann. She is survived by a loving husband Ronald, two sons, Ronald Jr. and Albert, Mother, Laverne Breeden, Mother-in-law Corinne Hartmann, Sisters, Jo Laverne and husband Larry Steel, Tammy and husband Frank Thomas, brother Leeland (Shorty) Breeden, Brother-in-law Tommie and wife Margie, niece's Tracy and husband Erin, Erica, Brandy, Brittany, Caroline, Madeline, and Justine. And best friend in the whole world Vicki McCartney. Memorial Service will be held Saturday January 10, 2009 at 2pm. Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church 800 Houston Ave.


 


 

Harvey, Elwin

MR. ELWIN HARVEY passed away January 6, 2009. Visitation will be 10:00am to 11:00am Jordan Grove B.C. 01/10/09. Service at Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church 2603 Anita St., January 10, 2009 11:00 am. Officiated by Rev. Danny Davis. Interment: Paradise North Cemetery.


 


 

Harvey, Johnnie Fay

Johnnie Fay Harvey, of Midland, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Hospice In-Patient Unit at Midland Memorial Hospital. Johnnie was born in Mercury, Texas on March 16, 1929 to Sid and Mae Lawson. She graduated from Lohn High School in Lohn, Texas in 1946. Johnnie attended Draughns College in Abilene Texas. She married Fred, her husband of 46 years, on July 2, 1954 in Midland, Texas. She was employed by Midland Mayor Hank Avery, FDIC, American Bank and Attorney Steve Hershberger. She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Jewel Fleming and Bill Dunn; and brother, Sidney Lawson. She is survived by one sister, Marie Benton; daughter, Linda Miles and husband Terry of Midland; son, Steve Fleming and wife Jana of Santa Fe, New Mexico; 6 grandchildren, Jeremy Miles and wife Kelly of Round Rock, Texas, Sarah Matney of Vernon, Texas, Sharon Wade and husband David of Midland, Texas, Hannah Fleming of Bedford, Texas, Andrea Fleming of Jupiter, Florida, Micaiah Fleming of Carlsbad, California; 4 great-grandchildren, Sebastian Matney, Blake Miles, Mischay Furry and Payton Miles. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 9, 2009 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bob Porterfield officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Miles, Don Dawkins, Steve Hershberger, George Friday, Steve Miles and Mike Benton. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702 or, Gifts of Hope, C/O Allison Cancer Center, P.O. Box 1323, Midland, Texas 79702. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. To place online condolences please visit www.mem.com.


 


 

Hawkins, Lawrence

LAWRENCE HAWKINS, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Memorial Service will be at McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 10, 2009. Interment will be Private. 


 


 

Hayden, Louis Harold

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM

Louis Harold Hayden III Louis Harold Hayden III, born on May 6, 1958, died suddenly on December 30, 2008. The beloved son of Marie ..... 


 


 

Hearne, Doris

Hearne, Doris 38. Wake- Friday, January 9 from 7-9 pm at Fourth Ward B.C.1300 Shawnee. Ennis, TX. Funeral- Saturday, January 10 at 1 pm at Mt. Zion M.B.C.- 800 E. Freeman. Ennis, TX. To share tributes www.goldengatefuneral home.com 


 


 

Heinrich, Linda Irene Grayson

Graveside services for Linda Irene Grayson Heinrich, 60, of Huntington, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Mt. Hope Cemetery with Brother Grant Hanes officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday morning at Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home in Lufkin. Mrs. Heinrich was born Aug. 22, 1948 in Houston and died Jan. 4, 2009 in a local hospital. She was a caregiver with Texas Home Health. Survivors: husband, Virgil Heinrich; brothers, Charles Grayson, Ronald Grayson; sister, Wanda Grayson; a number of nieces and nephews.


 


 

Herbert L. Daniel

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:00 AM 

Herbert Louis Daniel, 90, of Temple died Thursday, Jan. 8, at his home. Services are pending with Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Temple.


 


 

Heredia, Enrique

: 5-9 p.m. Vigil/Rosary: 7 p.m. January 8, 2009 at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. January 9, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment: Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Survived by: wife: Rosa Heredia; sons: Carlos, Luis, & Jorge Heredia; daughters: Laura, Rosa & Norma; Parents: Alberto & Marcolfa Heredia; brothers: Julio Cesar, Beto, & Jose Luis; sisters: Claudia, Bertha, Lourdes, & Martha.


 


 

Hernandez Jr., Efren

: 5-9 p.m. Vigil: 7 p.m. today at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. January 8, 2009 at St. Raphael Church. Cremation. Survived by wife Consuelo D. Hernandez, sons Efren III & Martin G. Hernandez, daughter Sandra C. Hernandez, brothers Genaro & Jaime Hernandez, sister Celia Esparza.


 


 

Hernandez, Epifania M.

will be held today (Friday) from 9am to 9pm and a Holy rosary will be prayed at 7pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009 departing Rudy Garza Chapel of Peace at 9:30am for a 10:00 am Mass at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church and interment will follow at Ashland Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her sons and Daniel Rodriguez, Juan Hernandez and Carlos Hernandez. Arrangements are under the direction of Rudy Garza Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at: http://legacy.com/Valleystar/Obituaries.asp


 


 

Hobelman, Leah Kay

Our beloved wife, mother, and daughter LEAH KAY HOBELMAN passed away on January 6, 2009. She was born on August 15, 1966 to George and the Late Marilyn Herrington in Wichita, Kansas. Leah was a member of Grace Christian Church, a devoted Christian and she loved her church family very much. She was a mother, a homemaker and a very good friend. Leah was a valiant kind hearted woman and her friends and family cherished her hospitality, love and warmth. She will be deeply missed by her husband Troy D. Hobelman, her daughter Haley Hobelman, her son Logan Hobelman and a host of family, relatives and friends. A memorial service with the family will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday January 9, 2009 at Grace Christian Church 2001 Greenbusch Road 77494.


 


 

Hogues, Mrs. Eddie L. (Sims)

MRS. EDDIE L. (SIMS) HOGUES age 89, departed this life Jan. 5, 2009. Visitation Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 from 9-11am. Funeral 11am. Services will be held at New Spirit of Life MBC. 7300 Nordling Rd. Houston, Tx. 77076, Pastor C.W. Gaines officiating. Interment Calvary Hill.


 


 

Holland, Ola (Notice)

The Rev. Ola Holland, 61, of Austin, formerly of Bryan, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at St. David's Medical Center in Austin. Services are set for 12 p.m. Saturday, January 10, at Bateman Memorial Center in Giddings, Texas.


 


 

Hooper, Matt (Honey-Hush)

Services for Matt Hooper will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Shiloh Baptist Church in Diboll with Overseer Melvin Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Diboll Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Colonial Mortuary Chapel. Mr. Hooper was born Sept. 26, 1914 in Timpson and died Jan. 2, 2009 in Lufkin. He was retired from Temple Inland and was a Navy veteran. Survivors: children, Lillian Holmes, Demeris Holman, Bevis Holman, James Dade; six grandchildren; sisters, Annie Patton, Ruby Denman; brothers, Roosevelt, Luther and Eugene Hooper, Samuel Regans. Colonial Mortuary, directors.


 


 

Howard Lee Lester

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 2:11 AM 

The funeral service for Howard Lee Lester will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Chapel. 


 


 

Howard VanNortwick

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 2:09 AM 

The memorial service for Howard VanNortwick will be held on Friday, Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 8427 FM 2673, Canyon Lake.


 


 

Howard, Connie Marie

Connie Marie Howard, 87, of Weatherford died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in a Fort Worth hospital. Mrs. Howard was born Jan. 31, 1921, in Crosbyton, Texas.Connie was a member of the South Main Church of Christ and the Authon Church of Christ. She was a homemaker who loved to cook, sew, read and fish. She was a bookkeeper for Carter-Ivy Hardware for many years where she enjoyed meeting the people of Parker County.Her husband, Rowe Howard, precedes her in death.Survivors: Daughter, Denise Maserang of Weatherford; brother, Richard Morgan of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Erin Jones and Lesley Montandon; great-grandchildren, Kellen, Bonnie and Noelle JonesFuneral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at South Main Church of Christ.Visitation 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel.Interment in Ballew Springs Cemetery, Garner, Texas.Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel913 N. Elm, Weatherford, TX 76086(817) 594-2747


 


 

Hubbard, Mary N. "Mac"

Hubbard, Mary N. (Mac) Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009, in Richardson, Texas. She was born Mary Nell McDonald in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1921. During World War II, she served in the Army Nurse Corps in England, France, and Germany where she met her husband, Ronald Hubbard, whom she married in 1946 and who preceded her in death. Together, as Presbyterian pastor and wife, they served the Lord and His people in churches in Kermit, Snyder, Pampa, Richardson, and Dallas, Texas for over thirty years. Mary-"Mac" to most-worked for Dallas County Head Start until 1986, serving as Assistant Director for the last twelve years. She was active in the Presbyterian church all her life and was a respected elder and deacon. She is survived by one daughter and husband, Jo and Byrum Wilsford of Red Oak, Texas; son, Ronald Hubbard, Jr. of Austin, Texas; son and wife Lee and Susan Hubbard of Richardson, Texas, and niece, Margaret C. McDonald of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Seven grandchildren shared her love: Amy Wolford, Jennifer Wilsford, Adam Hubbard, Allen Hubbard, Ian Hubbard, Matthew Hubbard and Daniel Hubbard. The joys in her life included her greatgrandson, Alex Wolford. A memorial service will be held at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Richardson, Texas, at 2:00 PM, on Saturday, January 10, 2009. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Village Caring Fund and Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church Building Fund.


 


 

Huffines Jr., James Lecil

Huffines Jr., James Lecil James Lecil "J.L." Huffines, Jr., 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Dallas on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, following a long battle with prostate cancer. He was born July 8, 1923, in Mexia, Texas to James Lecil Huffines, Sr. and Jewell Mae Harwell Huffines. J.L. lived life to the fullest and was blessed beyond measure with a large, loving family, life-long friends, and automotive and banking careers that spanned over six decades. The automotive business founded by his father in 1924 grew to eight dealerships in Plano, McKinney, Denton and Lewisville. Huffines acquired his own dealership in Commerce Texas in 1951. He was a member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of '44 when he was called to duty in World War II. He served in the European theater as a U. S. Army 1st Lt., reconnaissance officer with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. After the war he returned to Texas A & M University where he finished his degree in 1947. Immediately after purchasing his first dealership he was recalled to military service for the Korean War with the 66th Tank Regiment. In addition to the automobile dealerships, he was active in ranching and many other businesses. Over his career he served as the full-time, active president of Citizens National Bank in Greenville as well as later the president of Bank of Dallas. He also served as the chairman of the Board of Directors for both of those banks in addition to, at times, Arlington National Bank, North Texas Bank of Lewisville, and American National Bank of Plano. He was a partner with H.R. Bright in the ownership of the Dallas Cowboys football team. He served his industry as the Chairman of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association. Public service was also a prominent part of his life as he was appointed by four Governors to state boards that included the State Senior Colleges of Texas for which he was selected as chairman, The Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and the Texas A & M University Board of Regents. In addition he served on the boards of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the State Fair of Texas, and as the president of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. A few of the many honors he received are the Lewisville Citizen of the Year, Texas A & M Letterman's Hall of Honor, and The Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor and a Distinguished Alumnus of his beloved alma mater, Texas A & M. His many philanthropic recipients include the Lewisville School District for which the J. L. Huffines, Sr. Middle School is named in honor of his father. His many contributions to Texas A & M include Teaching Chairs, Scholarships, the Sydney and J. L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance and numerous capital campaigns. He also was generous to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School as he endowed two chairs in cancer research and was honored with the Charles Sprague Community Service Award. He also served on the Foundation Board supporting the Medical School. He was an active member of Highland Park United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sydney, his four sons and their wives, James and Patty, Ray and Ann, Phillip and Holly, and Donald and Mary Catherine. Also surviving are his step-son and his wife, James and Lynette Thweatt, his step-daughter, Becky Thweatt and eighteen grandchildren. His life was epitomized by his great integrity, generosity, devotion to family and friends, and humility in the face of his many blessings. J. L.'s life was a life lived well, very well. The great love J.L. demonstrated to his family and friends has left an indelible print on our lives and in our hearts forever. His was a life of sacrificial love and generosity. The service celebrating his life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 9, 2009, at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane in Dallas; Senior Minister, Reverend Mark Craig officiating. In recognition of his lifetime commitment and service to the State of Texas he will be buried at 1:00p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2009, at The Texas State Cemetery, 909 Navasota St. in Austin, TX, with A & M's Ross Volunteers in attendance. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers include Alex Dickie, Skip Shirley, Paul Bass, Harold Simmons, William Hill, Texas A & M Board of Regents, and the "Flying A's". Memorial gifts may be made to Southwestern Medical Foundation, 2305 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 150, Dallas, Texas 75201-7805; Salesmanship Club of Dallas, 400 So. Zang Blvd., Suite #700, Dallas, TX 75208; or 12th Man Foundation, P.O.Drawer L-1, College Station, Texas 77844.


 


 

Hughes, Cynthia

HUGHES, CYNTHIA ANN, 55, A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Survived by husband Marvin Jackson, sons David & Nicholas Hughes, daughter Laura Hughes, mother Helen Eckman. Arrangements by Funeraria del Angel Harding Orr & McDaniel.


 


 

Hunter, Ronald Glenn "Ron"

Memorial services for Ronald Glenn "Ron" Hunter, 45, of Whitewright, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at First United Methodist Church in Bonham under the direction of Wise Funeral Home. Dr. Thomas O. Brumett, Dr. Lynn Anderson and Rev. Liz Talbert will officiate. Ron passed away early Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 in Grayson County. Ron was born Jan. 17, 1963 in Fort Worth, the son of Royce Hunter and Barbara Brown Hunter. He was a graduate of Hillcrest High School, attended Abilene Christian University and was currently attending Grayson County Nursing School. Ron was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bonham. He was also a member of Ducks Unlimited and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are parents, Royce and Barbara Hunter of Fredericksburg; son and daughter, Eli Hunter and Johanna Hunter of Whitewright and their mother, Pam Hunter of Whitewright; sisters, Suzanne Ford and husband, Bruce of Georgia, Lorri Kendrick and husband, Jack of Fredericksburg; nephews and niece, Alexander, Nicholas and Claire; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorials may be made to Whitewright ISD Administration/The Hunter Theater Arts Fund, P. O. Box 888, Whitewright, TX 75491 or Christ Haven for Children, Keller, Texas. The family will receive friends at a reception following the service Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church in Bonham. Online guest register www.wisefuneralhome.com.


 


 

Inman, Mary Evelyn

No Description Available! 


 


 

Irving, Izora "Bea"

JEFFERSON - Services for Izora "Bea" Irving will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Jefferson Junior High School, with Cliford Epperson officiating. Arrangements are by Lewis & Walker Funeral Home. Survivors include sons, Joe Irving, Charlie Irving, Edward Irving, Tommie Johnson, Arthur Henderson, Morris Jackson and Dicky Figures; and daughters, Coral Mathis, Machelle Jordan, Sandra Jackson, Lavordyce Harris and Sharon Raney.


 


 

Irving, Izord

JEFFERSON - Funeral services for Izord "Bea" Irving, 71, will be 1 p.m. Jan. 10, 2009, at Jefferson Junior High School with Cliford Epperson officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery under the direction of Lewis & Walker Funeral Home. Mrs. Irving died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. She was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Jefferson. Mrs. Irving was a retired cook and Avon saleswoman. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her sons, Joe Irving, Chanie Irving, Edward Irving, Tommie Johnson, Arthur Henderson, Morris Jackson and Ricky Figures; daughters, Cora Mathis, Machelle Jordan, Sandra Jackson, Lavordyce Harris and Sharon Raney; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Lewis & Walker Funeral Home


 


 

Isaacks, Wanda

No Description Available! 


 


 

Jackson, Thelma Lee Veazie

THELMA LEE VEAZIE JACKSON, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 10:55 am followed by funeral service at 11:00 am at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 8775 Flagship on Saturday, January 10, 2009. Interment will be at Paradise South Cemetery.


 


 

Jackson Sr., Gerald

GERALD JACKSON, SR., born April 23, 1944, passed away January 3, 2009. Visitation will be held Friday, January 9, 2009, from 6:00 - 9:00p.m. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009, @ 11:00a.m. Both services will be held @ Higher Dimension - 9800 Club Creek. Interment- Houston National Cemetery (gate-time Monday 12/12/2009 @ 9:30a.m.)Www.legacy.com


 


 

James Frances Beck, Jr.

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:57 AM 

Jim Beck, 73, of Chatsworth, Calif., passed away January 6, 2009. He was born February 19, 1935. His parents, James and Evelyn Beck preceded him in death. 


 


 

James T. McCune

Monday, December 29, 2008 3:05 PM 

Graveside services for Mr. James T. McCune, 75, of Henderson, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at the McCune Cemetery near Laneville. Burial will follow under the direction of the Rader Funeral Home of Henderson.


 


 

James, Jeffrey Charles

WILLS POINT - Memorial services for Jeffrey Charles James, 35, Wills Point, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Allan Fuller Funeral Home chapel, Wills Point, with Pastor Shannon Collins and the Rev. Don Tisdale officiating. Mr. James died Jan. 8, 2009, at his residence. He was born Oct. 8, 1973, in Dallas to Charles Curtis and Patsy Kinney James. He grew up in Wills Point and graduated in 1992 from Wills Point High School, and later from Trinity Valley Community College. He was a customer service representative for AT&T in Dallas and was a member of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Charles and Wynona James, Wills Point; mother and stepfather, Patsy and Randy Lochhead, Terrell; grandmother, Nell James, Balch Springs; brother, Matt James, Stephenville; stepbrothers, Brad Lochhead, Mesquite, Brian Lochhead, Houston, and Chris Sparks, Wills Point; stepsister, Kim Raun, El Campo; one niece; uncles and aunts. If desired, memorials may be made to Singles Ministries, Lake Point Church, 701 East Interstate 30, Rockwall, 75087.


 


 

Javier "Chieto" Ontiveros

Friday, January 9, 2009 3:47 AM 

[CORPUS CHRISTI - Javier "Chieto" Ontiveros, 41, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.


 


 

Jerry Fay Stanley Burk Bratton

BRADY �" Jerry Fay Stlanley Burk Bratton, 86, of Brady, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. Services are pending with Leatherwood Memorial Chapels.


 


 

Jerry Smith

Funeral services for Jerry Smith, 65, of Brownwood are pending with Baker-Kirk Mortuary in Coleman. He died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2008, in Brownwood.


 


 

Jerry Warren Smith

Funeral services for Jerry Smith, 65, of Brownwood will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brownwood with the Rev. Eddy Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery. 


 


 

Jimenez, Jose Luis Garcia

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

SAN JUAN - Cremation for Jose Luis Garcia Jimenez will be today, Jan. 9, 2009, at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna. Memorial Funeral Home .....


 


 

Jimmie Bailey Burnett

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:56 AM 

Funeral services for Jimmie Bailey Burnett who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009,will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan/ 9, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Levelland with Dr. Brian Hill, Minister of Education, First Baptist Church and Rev. Harold Harrison of Whiteface officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery under direction of George Price Funeral Home.


 


 

Joe Cortinas Salazar

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:56 AM 

Services for Joe Cortinas Salazar, 62, of Lubbock will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Guajardo Funeral Chapels. Burial will be at Peaceful Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Guajardo Funeral Chapels.


 


 

Joe Hlanak

Monday, January 5, 2009 8:55 PM 

Joe Hlanak, 70, of Baytown, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2009 in Houston. 


 


 

John Norman 'John Henry' Bove

Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:25 PM 

John Norman "John Henry" Bove, 50, of Paris went to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.


 


 

Johnie J. Patterson

Saturday, January 3, 2009 2:05 AM 

Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Johnie J. Patterson of New Braunfels, who passed away Friday at the age of 77. 


 


 

Johnie Joe Patterson

Sunday, January 4, 2009 1:21 AM 

Funeral services for Johnie Joe Patterson will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at New Braunfels Church of Christ with burial to follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.


 


 

Johnnie Joe Hauk

Saturday, January 3, 2009 2:03 AM 

Funeral services for Johnnie Joe Hauk, 80, will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at the Porter Funeral Home in Wortham, Texas.


 


 

Johnny E. Loveless

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:08 AM

[Johnny E. Loveless, 70, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. 


 


 

Johnson, Arthur Lee

Funeral for Arthur Lee Johnson, 65, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Zion Hill First Baptist Church with the Rev. L.D. Wade, church pastor, and the Rev. James Roberts, pastor of Wilson Chapel CME Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pinegrove Cemetery. Mr. Johnson died Jan. 5, 2009, in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 7, 1943, in Nacogdoches, he was the son of Nib Johnson Jr. and Valeria Walters. He was retired as a machinist for Cooper Industries. He was a member of Mount Zionia CME Church. Survivors include his wife, Sheylyn Caddell Johnson of Nacogdoches; daughters, Carma Johnson Christopher of Nacogdoches and Tasha Johnson Timmins of Grand Prairie; stepsons, Damian Polk of Duncanville and Jerome Polk of Norfolk, Va.; brother, Artis E. Johnson of Channelview; sister, Baby Ruth Jackson of Nacogdoches; and eight grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, followed by a wake from 7 until 8 p.m. Sadler Funeral Service.


 


 

Johnson, Lou Bertha

LOU BERTHA JOHNSON, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2009. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 10:55 am followed by funeral service at 11:00 am at Mt Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 6328 England St. on Saturday, January 10, 2009. Interment will be at Houston National Cemetery Tuesday 1-13-08.


 


 

Johnson, Robert

will begin at noon on Saturday, with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick DuBroc officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bubba Vincent, Clyde Townsend, Robin Taylor, Gary Kacer, Darryl Chromcak, and Greg Chromcak. Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie McAda, McADA employees, James Burke, John Chromcak, Monte Hensley, Ricky Love, John McMillian, James Heard, and Ivan Townsend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tommy Johnson Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Commercial State Bank, P.O. Box 150, El Campo, Texas 77437.


 


 

Johnson, Worth Frank

Worth Frank Johnson was born Aug. 21, 1916, in San Saba, Texas, to Henry Bascom Johnson and Gertrude Eiler Johnson. He died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in Tyler at Hospice of East Texas HomePlace after a short illness. Worth grew up in Goldthwaite, Texas. He graduated from Goldthwaite High School and attended Howard Payne University on a football scholarship. Worth transferred to the University of Texas at Austin his sophomore year and graduated from the business school with a degree in accounting. While attending the University of Texas, he became a member of Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary fraternal organization. After receiving his Certified Public Accountant designation, he moved to Tyler and joined the accounting firm of Arthur Squyres and Company. He became a partner in the firm, which became Squyres, Johnson, Squyres and Company, and was a partner with the firm for 62 years. Additionally, he was a longtime partner in Coats-McCain Lumber Company. During World War II, Worth was a captain in the U.S. Armed Forces serving in various accounting positions. Worth was a civic leader in the city of Tyler in a variety of ways. He was treasurer of the YMCA Development Fund when the organization came to Tyler to build a facility. He was Chairman of the Salvation Army Board, on the Board of Directors for the Texas Rose Festival Association, Past President of the East Texas Estate Planning Council, Past President of Willow Brook Country Club, member of Order of the Rose, and was a Mason and Shriner. He received the Allen Pye Award from the Estate Planning Council as the Outstanding CPA in 2003. He was a lifelong Methodist and a devout member of Marvin United Methodist Church. Worth was preceded in death by his first wife of 35 years, Arlene McCain Johnson; his parents; brothers, Paul Bascomb Johnson and Joe Billie Johnson; and sister, Annagene Johnson Ivy. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Barbara Wray Johnson; by his daughter, Ann Johnson Lilly and her husband Roy of Tyler; and his stepchildren, Jill Jones Swaya and her husband Matthew of Seattle, Wash., Anne Jones Cutchins and her husband Cecil of Virginia Beach, Va., Allison Jones Hamman and her husband Jeff of Ellicott City, Md., Christopher Jones and his wife Nancy of Tyler; and his sister, Gertrude Johnson Yarbrough of Goldthwaite, Texas. Grandchildren are Elizabeth Lilly of Dallas and Margaret Ann Lilly of Tyler; Chip Cutchins, Allison Cutchins Watson and Cliff Cutchins of Virginia Beach, Va.; Nicolas and Emily Swaya of Seattle, Wash.; Will and Mary Grace Hamman of Ellicott City, Md.; Christopher and Carter Anne Jones of Tyler. Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Barton, Debbie Jordan, Blake Stowe, Dr. Harold Cameron, James McCain, Bob Bright, David Johnson, John Paul Johnson, Owen Bascomb Yarbrough, Carl Campbell, the Honorable Judge Jack Skeen Jr. and Tommy Smith. The family will receive friends from 5�6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held at Marvin United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, with Rev. Allison Thompson officiating, following a private family burial at Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. The family thanks Dr. John Scroggins, Dr. C. Fagg Sanford, Dr. S. Vukelja, Dr. Clayton Whitney, Dr. Heidi McKellar, Dr. Duane Andrews, and the staff of Hospice of East Texas HomePlace for their care and compassion. If desired, memorials may be made to Marvin United Methodist Church, 300 W. Erwin, Tyler, 75702; Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701; Salvation Army, 633 N. Broadway Ave., Tyler, 75702; or YMCA of Tyler, 255 S. Vine Ave., Tyler, 75702.


 


 

Jones Jr., J.B.

MARSHALL - Services for J.B. Jones Jr., 56, of Karnack, will be noon Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Antioch Baptist Church in Leigh. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lewis Funeral Home. Mr. Jones was born May 1, 1952, in Karnack, and died January 5, 2009, in Karnack. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Oliver Jones; mother, Arzalea Haggerty Jones; son, Jeremy Jones; daughters, Michelle Jones, Tonyia Oliver and Kiesha Jones; brothers, Johnny Jones, Curtis Jones, Hobert Bay Jones, Roy Jones, Larry Jones and Willie Fred Jones; and sisters, Dorothy Jean Smith, Rosie Mae McGee and Ruby Murry. Family hour will be 6-7 p.m. today, January 9, 2009, at Lewis Funeral Chapel.


 


 

Jordan, Earbal

MR. EARBAL JORDAN, 80, entered into eternal rest on Wed. Dec. 31, 2008. Graveside Services are Saturday, Jan. 10th at 11a.m. at Paradise North Cemetery. Officiant: Rev. Ronnie Matthews.


 


 

Joseph Toombs (Joe) Coleman

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 1:10 PM 

Joseph Toombs (Joe) Coleman, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 62 years and their children and grandchildren.


 


 

Juana Macias

Thursday, January 8, 2009 9:35 PM 

Juana Macias, 81, of Dayton was born June 24, 1927 in Tampico, Mexico and passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in a Houston hospital. 


 


 

Juanita Sanchez

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:56 AM 

Funeral services for Juanita Sanchez, 79, of Lubbock will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Cornelio Ramirez officiating. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2009 at Guajardo Funeral Chapels. 


 


 

June, Anna Lou

Memorial services for Anna Lou Jarnigan June, 83, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009, in the Parlor of Mobberly Baptist Church. Anna Lou Jarnigan June was born May 17, 1925, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the youngest child of Susan B. and Milburn M. Jarnigan. She died January 4, 2009, in Longview. After an outstanding career as a paralegal Ms. June entered Civil Service and retired after 20 years service at Tinker Air Force Base, Midwest City, OK. She moved to Longview in 1990. She is survived by her only child, Doreen June Rooker and her husband Mike of Longview; granddaughters, Leslie Anne Morris and husband Mark of Denton, Christine Marie Martin and husband Michael of Flower Mound; and great-grandchildren, Lane Abigail Morris, Clara Christine Drew, Garrett Alan Morris, and Holden Riley Drew. A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com


 


 

Katherine Jones

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:00 AM 

[Katherine Jones, 82, of Amarillo died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, in Sugar Land. 


 


 

Kaye, Frank Joseph

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

Frank Joseph Kaye, Jr. Frank Joseph Kaye, Jr. was born on June 30, 1956 in Kingsport, Tennessee, and passed away on January 5, 2009 .....


 


 

Keith, Atrelle Wright

LINDALE - Services for Atrelle Wright Keith, 90, Lindale, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home chapel, Lindale, with Dr. Bryan Brown officiating. Burial will be in Sabine Cemetery. Mrs. Keith died Jan. 7, 2009, in a Tyler hospital. She was born July 25, 1918, in the Lindale area to the late Ambrose Davy and Bessie Wren Wright. She lived in Dallas and Oklahoma before returning to Lindale in 1992. She was a retired bookkeeper and was a member of Lindale First United Methodist Church and Lindale Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Keith, and infant daughter, Yvette Keith. Survivors include her brother, Blair Wright, Winnsboro; nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 


 

Keith, Robert

Robert Keith, died Thursday, Jan. 8, in Midland. Services are pending with Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. 


 


 

Kelley Jr., Elmer

TYLER- Funeral services for Rev. Elmer Kelley Jr., 60 , of Tyler, will be Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Liberty Baptist Church, with Deacon M.C. Stoxstell and the Rev. Dwayne McCallister officiating. Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery in Troup. Rev. Kelley died January 2, 2009, in Tyler. Arrangements by Brooks-Sterling & Garrett Funeral Home. Born May 8, 1948, in Troup, he attended Arp Industrial H.S. Survivors include his wife, Angela Johnson Kelley; sons, Rodney Kelley, Roderick Kelley, Sederick Hill, LaMarcus Harper and Eric Harper; daughters, Karen Mack, Sonya Washington, Tonya Henderson, Shakorey Kelley and Sophia Hill; brothers, Herman Kelley, Nobel Kelley, Howard Kelley, Leonard Kelley, Delma Kelley, Alfred Kelley and Michael Kelley; and sisters, Teresa Jackson and Artie Campbell. Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. today, January 9, 2009, at the funeral home.


 


 

Kelley Jr., Rev. Elmer

Services for the Rev. Elmer Kelley Jr., 60, Tyler, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church of Troup with Deacon M.C. Stoxstell and the Rev. Dwayne McCallister officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, Troup, under direction of Brooks-Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. Mr. Kelley died Jan. 2, 2009, in Tyler. He was born May 8, 1948, in Troup to the late Elmer Sr. and Merrie Belle Draper Kelley. He attended Arp Industrial High School, was a self-employed contractor and a member of Liberty Baptist Church of Troup. He was preceded in death by a son, Gerad Mack. Survivors include his wife, Angela Johnson Kelley; sons, Rodney Kelley, San Diego, Calif., Roderick Kelley, Gardner, Kan., Sederick Hill, Iraq, LaMarcus Harper and Eric Harper, both of Longview; daughters, Karen Mack, Tyler, Sonya Washington and Tonya Henderson, both of Overton, Shakorey Kelley, Longview, and Sophia Hill, Longview; brothers, Herman Kelley, Nobel Kelley, Howard Kelley, Leonard Kelley, Delma Kelley, Alfred Kelley and Michael Kelley; sisters, Teresa Jackson and Artie Campbell, both of Tyler; and 15 grandchildren. Family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 


 

Kelly, Jo Ann

Kelly, Jo Ann 3-26-1939 - 1-6-2009 Preceded in death by mother Ruth Morris, sister Linda Byford and brother James Morris. Survived by husband of 54 years Bobby Kelly, daughters Kimberly Taylor and husband Martin, Karla Kelly and Husband Jack Morris, grandchildren Katelyn and Keaton Taylor, brothers Jerry Morris and wife Pam, David Morris, sisters Maxine Woodward and husband Arvel and Patsy Sigman, sister-in-laws Sandra McDonald and husband Abe and Flo Morris and numerous other family members and friends. Memorial Services will be 10 AM 1-10-2009 at Roselawn Memorial Chapel.


 


 

Kelm, Wilbert

WILBERT KELM, 84, was called to heaven by his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009. Mr. Kelm was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Gertrude Kieschnick and his brother Calvin. He is survived by his wife, Adelen of 60 years; daughter Phyllis Trautner and husband Donn; son Scott and wife Tammy; five grandchildren, Keith Trautner and wife Luz, Brian Trautner, and Michael, Matthew and Amanda Kelm. He is also survived by his brothers Ben and wife Lorine, Harvey and wife Bernice; and sister-in-law Dorothy Kelm, along with many other family and friends. He was very active and involved with his church. He also loved to watch his grandchildren play sports. He loved bowling, and working in his garden, and was an avid sports fan. Friends are invited to visitation from 5-8 pm Friday evening at Grand View Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Saturday, January 10th, at Zion Lutheran Church, 5050 East Sam Houston Parkway South in Pasadena. Interment will follow in Grand View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.


 


 

Kenneth Olguin

Friday, January 9, 2009 3:47 AM 

[PORTALES, N.M. - Kenneth Olguin, 50, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in Lubbock, Texas. 


 


 

Kevin James Rath

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:19 PM 

DICKINSON — Kevin James Rath, 51, passed away at his home in Dickinson, Texas in the early morning on Sunday, January 4, 2009.


 


 

Kiewert, Fred E.

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

Fred E. Kiewert Fred E. Kiewert, of Frisco, born September 4, 1937, passed away January 6, 2009. Service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January .....


 


 

Kiewert, Fred Edward

Kiewert, Fred Edward Of Frisco, born September 4, 1937, passed away January 6, 2009. Service will be 3:00PM Sunday January 11, 2009 at New Hope Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 1:00PM - 3:00PM. For more information go to www.newhopefh. com. New Hope funeral home 972-226-2111 www.newhopefh.com


 


 

King, Annie C.

MRS. ANNIE C. KING, 82, passed away on January 4, 2008. Visitation 10am to 11am Johnson Funeral Home. Service at Johnson Funeral Home Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 11:00am. Officiated by Rev. Clarance Brown. Interment: Houston Memorial Gardens.


 


 

Kocurek, Willie

Thursday, January 1, 2009 1:00 AM 

Willie Kocurek, a colorful and tireless Austin civic icon, died early this morning of natural causes at the Westminster Manor retirement community where he has .....


 


 

Komes, Dominick Donsook

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

Dominick Donsook Komes Dominick Donsook Komes, 48, of Round Rock, Texas passed away on January 5, 2009. Dominick was born on November 7, 1960 .....


 


 

Kroll, Bonnie Sue (Toten)

No Description Available! 


 


 

Lacy, Tracy Jo

VAN - Services for Tracy Jo Lacy, 46, Van, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. David Musslewhite officiating. Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery under direction of Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. Ms. Lacy died Jan. 8, 2009, in Tyler. She was born March 7, 1962, in Dallas to Mary Josephine Wright and the late Edmund Luther Wright. She lived in Lewisville and Dallas prior to moving to Van about 10 years ago. She was a librarian, a student at Tyler Junior College and a manicurist. She was a member of Union Chapel Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Stephanie Renee, Texarkana; mother, Mary Bennett, Carrollton; brother, Howard Robert Sandford, Cedar Hill; sisters, Rosemay Boydston, Denton, and Connee McCallon, Carrollton; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Family will receive friends 1 p.m. until service time at the church.


 


 

Lafitte, Jean Renault

Lafitte, Jean Renault JEAN RENAULT LAFITTE died on Thursday, January 1, 2009, at his home near Eufaula, Oklahoma. Jean was born in Beaumont, Texas, on July 14, 1956. A longtime resident of Houston, Texas, Jean graduated from Lamar High School in 1974, and attended the University of Texas and Rice University. A successful career in post-production film editing in Dallas, Texas, and Hollywood, California, combined with his love of computers and technology, led to the opportunity for Jean to design and manage the information technology system for Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma. As a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, Jean found great personal satisfaction and fulfillment in his 8 years of service with Narconon. Jean was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Ike and Ruth Berwick Lafitte of Beaumont; his maternal grandparents J. R. and Nelcine McGee of Houston; his uncles Louis Jean Lafitte of Temple and J. R. McGee, Jr. of Houston. He is survived by his parents C. Wayne and Nelcine Lafitte of Houston, his sister Dr. H. Renee Lafitte Bell, her husband Mark, their children Martin, Leila, Lisa and Miriam all of Davis, California. He is also survived by his brother Marc Renoir Lafitte, his wife Stacey, their children Lyndsey, Alyson and Taylor all of Houston. In celebration of Jean's life, a memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jean's memory to Narconon Arrowhead, HC67 Box 5, Canadian, Oklahoma 74425.


 


 

Lamotthe, Donald Ray

Lamotthe, Donald Ray Went home to be with the Lord. Service is Saturday 2:30 pm at Mt. Sinai B.C. 6819 Lake June Rd Dallas. Clifton Maxfield FDIC 


 


 

Lawrence, John Bonsall "Jack"

John Bonsall "Jack" Lawrence passed away peacefully in Richardson, Texas on January 5, 2009. He was born on May 28, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa and is preceded in death by his parents Vance and Florence Lawrence, brother Charles Lawrence and sister Elizabeth Lawrence Shaw. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice Lawrence of Midland, Texas; sister Edith Lawrence Stinner of Houston, Texas; son Steve Lawrence, daughter-in-law Liz Lane, and grandson Thomas Lawrence of Richmond, Texas; son Alan Lawrence and daughter-in-law Anita Tucker of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; son Ron Lawrence and daughter-in-law Betty Lawrence of London, England; granddaughter Jennifer Lawrence of Charleston, South Carolina, grandson Alec Lawrence of Austin, Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jack enjoyed a long career with Ortloff Engineers in Midland. He was very active as a member of the Christian Science church in Midland. Jack is greatly missed by beloved family and friends he leaves behind. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Midland College Chapel, Midland, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Midland College Foundation, 3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705. Interment will follow on Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas.


 


 

LeRoy Helton

Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:22 PM 

HUGO, Okla. — LeRoy Helton, 90, of Coalgate, Okla., died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.


 


 

Lemmon, Shirley Ann

NAPLES - Funeral services for Shirley Ann Lemmon, 75, of Naples, will be 10 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2009, at Oakridge Baptist Church in Marietta, with the Rev. James Day and the Rev. David Hazelwood officating. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home. Mrs. Lemmon died January 6, 2009, in a local hospital. Born September 15, 1933, in Mt. Pleasant, she was a member of the Marietta School Board and the unofficial historian of Marietta. Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Harrington; sisters, Maydrid Cooper and Carolyn Reid.


 


 

Leslie Bacariss

Sunday, January 4, 2009 1:23 AM 

Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Leslie "Les" Bacarisse. 


 


 

Leslie C. Bacarisse

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 2:06 AM 

Funeral services for Leslie C. Bacarisse will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at the Zoeller Funeral Home.


 


 

Lester Kendall

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 3:01 PM 

Lester Kendall was born in Leon, Kan. on Nov. 25, 1925. He joined the eternal church above on Jan. 4, 2009. 


 


 

Letha Henning

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:55 AM 

Services for Letha Henning, 91, of Ralls will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Ralls First United Methodist Church with Rev. Donna Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Ralls Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.


 


 

Lewis, Annie Clare

ANNIE CLARE LEWIS REFUGIO - Annie Clare (Smith) Lewis, 80, began this life in Refugio on Nov. 18, 1928 to the parents of Clarence and Verna Smith. She passed from this life to the next in the early hours of Jan. 7, 2009. Annie was a faithful member of the St. Luke Baptist Church. She attended school in Refugio and was employed for a while at the Refugio Manor. She raised all of her children in Refugio and was a proud parent of 10 boys and four girls. In her younger years she was an avid softball player and loved to dance. She was a dedicated fan of football and track and field. She also liked to watch dance and music programs on TV. She was the reigning checker champion and loved to defeat all her grandchildren. She was passionate about jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward "Bubba" Lewis; and siblings: sister, Jonell Lewis, and brothers, Arthur Smith Sr. and Ulysses "Bo" Smith; her daughter, Doris Venson; and sons, John, Claude and Victor Lewis. She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters: Jeanette (Elijah) Terrell and Verna (Carl) Boyce, both of Dallas, and Lonie (Claudius Alexander) DuBose of Corpus Christi; sons, Jimmie Lewis Sr. and Charles Lewis, both of Refugio, Edward (Nicie) Lewis and Clarence Lewis, both of Dallas, David (Sophia) Lewis of Fort Worth, and Donald (Felicia) Lewis and Vincent Lewis, both of Corpus Christi; 50 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at First Baptist Church, 302 East Plasula, in Refugio. Services will immediately follow at First Baptist Church in Refugio at noon on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. Funeral services are handled by Trevino Funeral Home, 3006 Niagara, Corpus Christi, TX 78405.


 


 

Lewis, Oneta

ONETA LEWIS,Viewing Sat., 9 A.M., Jan. 10, 2009. Funeral Service Sat., 11:00 A.M. Both services at Macedonia M.B.C., 1401 Ruthven, Burial Paradise North . Celebration of Life Cremations and Funerals 11121 S. Post Oak 713-721-3950 


 


 

Lewis, Rev. Paul

REV. PAUL LEWIS passed away January 2, 2009. The wake will be Friday, January 9, 2009 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. at Grant Memorial Church Of God In Christ, 3726 4th St., Brookshire, TX 77423. The funeral services will be Saturday, January 10, 2009, 11:00 am at Bailey Chapel Church Of God In Christ, 3004 Sledge St., Waller, TX 77484. Pastor Albert Jackson, Officiating. Interment: Paradise North Cemetery, Houston, Tx.


 


 

Lile H. Mojica Guerrero

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:49 AM 

Lile H. Mojica Guerrero, age 76, went to be with the Lord January 3, 2009, in Del Rio, Texas. 


 


 

Lind, Harvey Swen

HARVEY SWEN LIND, 69, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Houston. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00PM, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Klein Funeral Home. Mark Klein officiating.


 


 

Linda Kay Sullivan

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:19 PM 

LA MARQUE — Linda Kay Sullivan passed into her eternal rest on Sunday, January 4, 2008 at her home.


 


 

Lindley, Alva McCoo

Lindley, Alva McCoo 82. Survived by 4 sons, Donald McCoo, Bennie Morgan, Alexander McCoo III and Mitchell McCoo, 3 daughters, Carolyn Morgan, Amelia Ford McCoo and LocQuenetta McCoo, 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Viewing- Friday, January 9 from 2-9 pm. Funeral- Saturday, January 10 at 11 am. Both services will be held at Golden Gate- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. Interment will be at Piney Cemetery- Mt. Pleasant, TX. To share tributes www.goldengatefuneralhome.com


 


 

Liserio Sr., Steve "Smash"

STEVE "SMASH" LISERIO SR. VICTORIA - Our beloved Steve "Smash" Liserio Sr., 66, has gone home to rest with the Lord. He passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. Steve was born on Dec. 26, 1942, in Bloomington, to the late Jose and Bridget Liserio. Steve is survived by his wife, Andrea Liserio; his son, Steve Liserio Jr. and girlfriend Ponciana Karanasos of Victoria; his daughters, Lorraine Robles and boyfriend Tim Grahmann of Victoria, Jessica De La Vega and husband Florentino of Victoria, Joann Coelho and husband David of Lindale, and Linda Liserio and boyfriend Mike Rivera of Katy; his brother, Antonio Liserio; his sisters, Maria Reyes, Louise Robles, and Candelaria Nunez; grandchildren, Nicole, Jonathan, Jose, Rubi, Andi, Paul, Rico, Christopher, Phillip, Caitlan, Mario, Danielle, and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Madison and Joshua; and former son-in-law, Johnny Robles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Manuel Esquiviel and Leobardo Liserio; and his sister, Isabel Perez. There will be a visitation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009 at Grace Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at Grace Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church with Father Stan DeBoe officiating. Burial will be at San Jose Cemetery in Bloomington following the service. Pallbearers are Jose Robles, Paul Liserio, Mario Rodiques, Christopher Cano, Mario Liserio, and Robert Liserio. Honorary pallbearers are Jonathan Quintanilla, Rico Liserio, Phillip Coelho, Joshua McLane, Nicole Liserio, Rubi Robles, Andi Robles, Caitlan Coelho, Danielle Liserio, Samantha Garcia, and Madison Cano. Grace Funeral Home, Victoria, 361-573-4341, in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Littlefield, Jack W.

JACK W. LITTLEFIELD, age 64, of Houston passed away on January 2, 2009. A memorial service will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 4600 FM 359, Richmond, TX at 3pm on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. Jack is survived by his wife Diana, daughter Lindsi, and granddaughter, Jade. He will be missed deeply by his sisters, many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Faith United Methodist Church (281) 341-8200 / faithumc@faithumc.org.


 


 

Lobban Sr., Marvin W.

Lobban Sr., Marvin W. Of Mesquite, born January 10, 1940 in Wichita Falls, TX passed away January 7, 2009. Survived by daughter Cathy Reese and husband David; sons Marvin Jr. and wife Debbie; Chris and wife Lisa; grandchildren Tracy, Casey, Cale, Mandi, AJ, Krystle, Mitchell, Alicia, Holley, Matthew, and James; great grandchildren Madison, Avery, Calei, Myles, Kyla, Skye, and beloved dog Max. Preceded in death by wife, Carolyn, parents Juanita and Rondal, and brothers Jimmy and Ronnie. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home. Service will be held on January 10, 2009, 3:30 p.m. at Restland Wildwood Chapel.


 


 

Lockwood, Floyd A.

Floyd A. Lockwood GRANT PASS, OR.-Floyd A. ``Doc'' Lockwood of Grants Pass, Oregon formerly of Harlingen, Texas passed away from natural causes on January 2, 2009. Doc was born April 30, 1919 in Unadilla, New York. He graduated in 1934 from Unadilla High School at the age of 15 years and 2 months, the youngest person ever to do so. He was a member of the US Army during World War II and then served as a reservist in the US Air Force. On September 4, 1943, shortly before graduation from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine he married Margaret Eleanor Conner of Ithaca, New York. They moved to Sioux City, Iowa in 1950 where Doc was a veterinarian with the USDA at the various packing plants in and around Sioux City. They had three children, Patty, Marie and Jim. Eleanor predeceased him in September 1974. Following the death of Eleanor, Doc married Caroline F. Williams. He retired after 32 years of service from the USDA on January 17, 1981 and relocated to Harlingen, Texas. During his retirement years, Doc enjoyed bowling, golfing, cribbage, bingo, jigsaw puzzles and taking care of his cat, ``Mom''. After Caroline's death in 2006, Doc moved to Oregon to be closer to his daughter, Marie. He is survived by his three children, Patricia Lockwood of Glenwood, Iowa, Marie Lockwood of Selma, Oregon and James Lockwood of Sioux City, Iowa, a sister, Catherine Polley of Thousand Oaks, California and four step-children, Monte Williams of South Elgin, Illinois, Gina Statsky of Corpus Christie, Texas, Donna Williams of Rancho Cordova, California and Frank Williams of Edmond, Oklahoma. Sign the guestbook at: http://legacy.com/Valleystar/Obituaries.asp ³


 


 

Lopez, Fausto

: 2-9 p.m. Vigil Service: 7 p.m. today at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Funeral Mass: 10:15 a.m. January 8, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Burial: Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Survived by wife Amparo D. Lopez, sons Luis H. & Daniel F. Lopez, brother Paul Lopez, sister Carmen Cano.


 


 

Love, Willie Melvin (Notice)

Willie Melvin Love,45, of Navasota, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2009. Services are set for 1 p.m. Friday, January 9, at McKenzie Chapel UMC in Anderson. Arrangements are in the care of Psalms Funeral Home in Navasota. 


 


 

Lowe, Ona

LOWE 


 


 

Lozano, Irene

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

WESLACO - Funeral Mass for Irene Lozano will be at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009, at San Martin De Porres Catholic Church. Burial will .....


 


 

Lula Mae Johnson

Thursday, January 8, 2009 5:58 PM 

JASPER — Lula Mae Johnson, 88, of Jasper, Texas died January 6, 2009, at Avalon Place in Wharton, Texas.


 


 

Lyons-Johnson, Cynthia R.

MRS. CYNTHIA R. LYONS-JOHNSON, educator at the J.C. McDade Elementry School, went to be with the Lord the 28th of December 2008. Friends are invited to a visitation Saturday, the 10th of January at 9 o'clock in the morning. Thereafter, her homegoing will be celebrated at 11 o'clock in the morning. Both services will be held at Lorraine Street C.O.G.I.C. 2312 Lorraine St. in Houston, Texas. Rev. Ronald Fuller - Officiating. Thee Shall Rest at Brookside Memorial Park.


 


 

Mable Ruth Quillan

Thursday, January 8, 2009 8:47 PM 

Mable Ruth Quillan, 94, of San Antonio, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at her residence. 


 


 

Maggie Cleveland

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:04 PM 

he went home to be with the Lord on January 2, 2009, surrounded by her loving family.


 


 

Magids, Samuel Bernard

SAMUEL BERNARD MAGIDS, born April 16, 1938, died January 7, 2009. Sammy is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy; his children: Fonda and Andy Weiss, Maury and Lisa Magids, Fredell and Doug Schnee; his grandchildren: Philip Schnee, Drew Schnee, Chava Weiss, Sarah Weiss, Will Magids, Brooke Magids, Marin Magids; his brother and sister in law, Jack and Jan Magids; his sister in law Reba Magids; his nieces and nephews: Marc and Dianne Magids, Shelly and Steve Brodie, Ashley and Jeremy Gaines, Scott and Alexis Magids; his cousins, great nieces and nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Fannie and Charles Magids and his brother, Bobby Magids. Sammy, a life long Houstonian, was a practicing attorney for 45 years. He was a member of Congregation Beth Yeshurun and the Houston, the Texas, and the American Bar Associations. He leaves behind so many good friends from his times at Longfellow Elementary, Johnston Jr. High, San Jacinto High School, Cyrus Adler AZA (where he served as Aleph Godol), Tulane University, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity (where he served as Master), Bates College of Law at the University of Houston, Houston Title Company, Magids and White Law Firm, and finally as a solo Practitioner of law; as well as his long standing bridgegroup and his golf and skiing groups. The family feels Sammy would have especially appreciated contributions to: Congregation Beth Yeshurun, Rabbi Segals Discretionary Fund, 4525 Beechnut, Houston, Tx 77096 and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Dr. Victor Levin Fund for Brain Cancer Research, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Tx 77210-4486. His presence will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Graveside Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 9, 2009, Beth Yeshurun Cemetery No. Post Oak and Old Katy Rd.


 


 

Malapitan, Jenna Kristin

JENNA KRISTIN MALAPITAN, 23, of Houston passed away on January 6, 2009. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Edward's University in December, 2007, where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration. Jenna is survived by her father and mother, Cesar and Imelda Malapitan; brothers, Kevin and Alex Malapitan; maternal grandmother, Anita Magpantay; she also leaves behind uncles, aunts, and cousins. Friends are invited to a visitation, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a Prayer Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 9, in the Chapel of Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway. A rosary prayer service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 9900 Stella Link Road. Following the rosary, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Rite of Committal will follow at Woodlawn Garden of Memories, 1101 Antoine.


 


 

Manlove, Joanna Lynn

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

Joanna Lynn Manlove Joanna Lynn Manlove, 51, of Bastrop, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, ..... 


 


 

Maria Del Sagrario Lopez

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 1:10 PM 

Maria Del Sagrario Lopez, daughter of Rosa H. Lopez, was born in San Luis, Mexico on Jan. 28, 1985 and passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Dec. 28, 2008, in Henderson.


 


 

Mariah Jo Contreras

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:55 AM 

In loving memory of Mariah, who passed away on January 6, 2009 after eight short years with us. We will miss her sweet smile, giggles, and occasional attitude. 


 


 

Marshal Lucas King

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 2:10 AM 

Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for Marshal Lucas King who passed away in New Braunfels on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2008, at the age of 72.


 


 

Martinez, Candelaria

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

CANDELARIA MARTINEZ Candelaria Martinez, often called "Candy" or "la Profesora Candita" by her friends, died on Tuesday, 06 January in Houston, Texas. The cause .....


 


 

Martinez, Rogelio

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

McALLEN - Chapel service for Rogelio Martinez wqill be at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 9, 2008, at Amador Funeral Home in Pharr. Burial will be ..... 


 


 

Mary Catherine Myrick

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:18 PM 

LEAGUE CITY — Mary Catherine Myrick, 85, of League City, Texas, passed away January 5, 2009.


 


 

Mary Louise Elliott Conrad

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:01 AM 

[GROOM - Mary Louise Elliott Conrad, 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. 


 


 

Mask, David Leon

Mask, David Leon 53, a resident of Bettendorf, Iowa. Died January 4, 2008. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport 563-322-4438 


 


 

Mason, Norman L.

Mason, Norman L. Born Jan. 18th 1917 in Greenville, Tx. and was called Home by his Heavenly Father on Jan. 6th, 2009. He was a longtime resident of Oak Cliff then Duncanville. He owned his own business, Mason Plumbing, and was known as "the best plumber" in the 50s and 60s. His Memorial Service is Sat. Jan. 10th at 2:30 at the D.L. Hopkins Senior Center at 206 James Collins in Duncanville, Tx. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louise Mason; two daughters Debbie Mason and Cindy Talley; son-in-law Richard Talley; granddaughter Carey Lowdermilk and grandson-in-law John Lowdermilk. He will be missed more than words can express. Heaven's gain is our loss. He was a wonderful husband, Dad, and Popa. We love you to the end of the numbers.


 


 

Massey, Genia

Genia MasseyGraveside services for Genia Louise Massey, 31, of Palestine will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at New Harmony Cemetery with the Rev. Alvin Butler officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.Genia went home to be with her Lord on Jan. 3, 2009.She was born Feb. 10, 1977, in Tyler, Texas, to Al and Brenda Massey.She attended Whitehouse and Tyler schools prior to graduation from Trinity Valley Community College in 1998. She completed her BSN degree at UT Tyler in 2001. She was a nurse with Palestine Healthcare Center and loved working with troubled youth in rehab programs and the elderly. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Genia accepted the Lord on March 28, 1984, and was baptized on April 1, 1984.She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Harold and Mary Alice Johnson; paternal grandfather, A.E. Massey; and paternal uncle, Hubert Johnson.Survivors include her father and mother of Palestine; paternal grandparents, Bill and Jeannie Featherstone of Brownsboro; paternal step-grandmother, Doris Massey; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.Memorials may be made to any children's charity of your choice.


 


 

Mattax, Calvin C.

CALVIN C. MATTAX, PH. D., born February 4, 1925 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to William and Gertrude Mattax, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carolyn Josephine Botkin Mattax; children, Carol Ann Mattax Curry, Charlotte Sue Mattax Moersch, Cathy Marie Mattax, and David Calvin Mattax; and grandchildren Alanna, Diana, Graham, Arden and Liam. Cal grew up in Lonoke, Arkansas, where as a child he had a pig named Susie and a pet rooster, called Pet. Pet went the way of all pets during the Great Depression. In the 7th grade, Cal won a declamation contest for reciting the "Gettysburg Address," a speech he continued to recite until the end of his life. Cal graduated from Lonoke High School in 1943 and then entered the United States Army in battalion intelligence. While in France keeping the Germans at bay, grenades were hurled his way. One hit Cal squarely in the nose. It didn't explode, but Cal said "it sure did hurt." After being honorably discharged from the Army, Cal attended the University of Tulsa on the G.I. Bill and graduated in 1950, with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He continued his studies at Louisiana State University earning a Masters (1952), a PhD (1954) in Chemistry, and being inducted into Sigma Xi, the national scientific research society. While at the University of Tulsa, Cal met his wife Carolyn, whom he married in 1949. After receiving his PhD, Dr. Mattax joined Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and, in 1955, moved to Tulsa with Carter Oil. In 1963, the family moved to Bordeaux, France, to set up a service lab to conduct research in core analysis. In 1965, Carter Oil merged with Humble Oil, consolidating research and exploration facilities into what was then known as Exxon Production Research (EPR) Houston, Texas. At EPR, as Division Manager of the Reservoir Division, Cal traveled extensively in the Middle East Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran consulting and advising on oil exploration in these countries. Following his early retirement from EPR in 1986, Cal worked as a loaned executive with the United Way, and completed compilation and editing of an SPE monograph on reservoir engineering still used widely in universities to this day. Dr. Mattax established the Calvin. C. Mattax Professorship for graduate students in Chemistry at LSU and wife Carolyn established the Carolyn Botkin Mattax Professorship in organ at LSU. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2009 at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama Street. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Bradshaw-Carter Home. Interment will follow at 10:15 a.m. on January 12, 2009 at Houston National Cemetery. Farewell Calvin--A Blessing to All.


 


 

Mayo, Jean Romaine

MS JEAN ROMAINE MAYO 60yrs Passed away on 01-02-2009 funeral @ 11'0clock am (Sat) 01-10-2009 @ Living Faith Bapt. Church 4310 Holloway. Interment Houston Memorial Garden. Service Entrusted To Willie Waddell's R.F.D Services Designed with your Loved One In Mind 6938 Westover St 713-640-2100 e-mail wwrfd@sbcglobal.net


 


 

McArthur, Fannie

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM

Miss Fannie McArthur Miss Fannie McArthur, affectionately called "Chicken", was born November 22, 1922 to Charlie and Virginia Meeks McArthur in Webberville, Texas. Fannie ..... 


 


 

McCaa, Selma Moore

SELMA MOORE MCCAA, 70, passed away January 2, 2009. Visitation will be Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 10:00am to 11:00am. Funeral services will begin at 11:00am. Both services will be held at New Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 4711 Kelley Street, Houston, Texas 77026. Pastor Willie Jones, Officiating. Interment- Golden Gate Cemetery.


 


 

McKenzie, Fred A.

JEFFERSON - A memorial service for Fred A. McKenzie, 90, of Jefferson will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson. Officiating will be the Rev. Allison Byerley, Dr. Ralph Wood and Dr. Wallace Shook. An inurnment service will be at Mims Chapel United Methodist Church near Lake O' the Pines with burial in Mims Chapel Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Allison Byerley, the Rev. Tommy Myrick and the Rev. Richard Dowden. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at the home of Paul and Carol Harrell located at 202 S. Market Street in Jefferson. Mr. McKenzie died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, in Longview. Fred Arthur McKenzie was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., Oct. 19, 1918, to Fred A. McKenzie Sr. of Rush City, Minn., and Genevieve Adams McKenzie of Fenton, Mich. Fred and his mother joined his father in Avinger, via train from Michigan at four months of age in February 1919. His boyhood was spent in "The Rock House" on Felker Street. He graduated from the 11th grade of Avinger High School in 1935, and Fenton, Mich. High School in 1936. He first attended Western Michigan College in Kalamazoo before transferring to the University of Michigan, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan in June 1941. He entered the U.S. Naval Air Corps as an aviation cadet in August 1941 reporting to Opa Locka, Florida Naval Air Station for active duty at the outset of WWII. He made his first solo flight Sept. 18, 1941. He reported in 1942 to N.A.S. Jacksonville, Fla., for basic training and graduated with the rank of Lieutenant. He married Anne Maxwell of Jacksonville, Fla., at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Jacksonville, Fla., in a formal military wedding, on July 9, 1943. In December 1943 he left behind Anne, his young bride when he was sent overseas to Noumea, New Caledonia. He spent 18 months in the South Pacific and Philippine military theaters with S.C.A.T. (Solomons Combat Air Transport) and Officer in charge of Navy Air Service Unit on Guadacanal and Personnel Officer of CASU in Manila before returning to the States on June 10, 1945. His final assignment was as Personnel Officer of Mayport Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla. He mustered out of the Navy with the rank of Senior Lieutenant in Dec. 1945. He returned to his hometown of Avinger on New Years Eve 1945 with his bride, Anne and young son, Robert who was born while he served overseas. A daughter, Carol was born in 1946. He had lived in the general vicinity ever since. Fred loved his family, community, and his church. He returned to his hometown on military leave in 1942, for example, and took some of the first 16mm movies to be made of Avinger and the surrounding towns. After the war, he recorded even more of these early films in order to preserve a visual history of the area. He was a charter member of the Avinger Lions Club, which was organized on April, 15, 1946. He served on the Avinger and Lassater School Boards. He was also an active member of First United Methodist Church, Avinger; First United Methodist Church, Marshall; Mims United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church of Jefferson. His first job was as shipping clerk for Simpson Lumber Co., and Fred taught in a G.I. School at McNutt University. Fred was employed by Lone Star Steel Co. in 1948 and he had become Employment Manager by the time he had resigned in 1953 to devote his full time to the McKenzie Manufacturing Co., which he operated from 1947 to 1955. He worked in the Personnel Department at Thiokol Chemical Corp. as Budget Director from 1956 to 1960. He and Anne also developed and operated Woodland Shores Resort and the McKenzie Manor, as well as the McKenzie Airport on Lake O' the Pines from 1960 to 2003. Fred was Jefferson ISD Tax Assessor-Collector for 10 years. He was very proud of the young ladies who worked with him in the Tax office, celebrating their many achievements. Fred was always very active in his community, serving on many boards, including the chairmanship of the Marion County Historical Commission as well as the Sons of the American Revolution. In 2004 he was named to the Avinger Independent School District's Hall of Fame and was designated "Avinger's Favorite Son". Fred was also recognized as Avinger Citizen of the Year. He loved acting, having performed in many dramas staged by the Opera House Theater Players. Fred was proud to have played the role of Sam the Gravedigger in the Jesse Allen Wise Garden Club production of "The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial" for more than 42 years. He also promoted literacy through his alliance with the Pulpwood Queens. His love for animals was represented in being a charter member of the Marion County Humane Society. He was also active as a real estate broker and owner of Fred McKenzie's Books on the Bayou, Jefferson, Texas from 2000 to 2009. His hobbies included historical research, writing, and flying his Cessna 150. Fred was proud to be a licensed pilot and a member of the Octogenarian Pilot's Association. He was also the author of Avinger Texas USA and Hickory Hill. This two-volume work contains many historical pictures, maps, genealogy charts, and other illustrations, providing a detailed account of his lifetime spent in and around the small northeast Texas sawmill and farming community known as Avinger. This history is an expansion and update of "The Avinger Citizen," a historical account of the town published by Fred in June 1954. He shared his passion for genealogy with special cousin, Susan Erickson. Fred loved to talk with others and to share his keen knowledge of local history. He stayed very active, facing each day with a smile, riding his bicycle everywhere, and thus remaining forever young. He was preceded in death by his parents and the love of his life, Anne. Fred and Anne's greatest gift was their love for family. Together they created a home filled with love and adventure. They set a high standard, and their word was their bond. Fred is survived by his son, Dr. Robert McKenzie and wife Yolanda of Tyler; daughter, Dr. Carol Harrell and husband Paul of Jefferson; three grandchildren, Edward Scott McKenzie of Jefferson, Fred A. McKenzie of Austin, and Paula Harrell Phy and husband Dr. Tim Phy of Jefferson; and a great- granddaughter, Stephanie McKenzie Phy of Jefferson. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Inez and husband Jack Vicory of Augusta, Ga.; brother in-law, Luke Ivey of Jacksonville, Fla.; nieces, Fredda Dear and Kathy Haskell, of Augusta, Ga., Cindy and husband John Early and children of Avinger; nephews, Mark Bryson of Avinger, and Maxwell Haskell of Augusta, Ga.; as well as cousins, Rod Adams of Pewamo, Mich., Mary Lou Miller and husband Bill of Detroit, Mich., and Dorothy Liles and husband Ken of Bethesda, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, First United Methodist Church of Mims, First United Methodist Church of Avinger or to the charity of one's choice. A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.haggardfuneralhome.com Haggard Funeral Home, Charities


 


 

McMurtry, Jim

Friday, January 2, 2009 1:00 AM 

Jim McMurtry, a former Travis County Attorney and justice of the peace who quit law to run his own wholesale barbecue business, died Monday at .....


 


 

McNeese Jr., Hugh Waller

SHERMAN - Hugh W. McNeese Jr. of Las Vegas, passed away on Dec. 30, 2008. He was born on Aug. 13, 1929 in Sherman, where he completed his elementary and high school education graduating from Sherman High School in 1946. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Lawrence E. Smith and Foy Simmons Smith. Prior to joining the U.S. Navy in 1948, he finished three years of pre-med at Austin College in Sherman. He served nine years in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electronics technician operating and maintaining all types of Naval aircraft avionics systems. After discharge from the Navy in 1957, he worked 3 1/2 years at Hughes Aircraft Co., training U.S. Air Force personnel in the operation and maintenance of the F-106 avionics systems. From 1957 -1964 he attended night school and received his B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Southern California. In 1961 he left Hughes Aircraft to work in Aircraft Division of North American Aviation on U.S. Airforces' XB-70. One year later he transferred to the space division's Apollo logistics training department where his primary assignment was to develop, maintain and implement training programs on the Apollo Spacecraft systems for the NASA astronauts, flight controllers' systems and launch pad engineers and technicians. He remained in this position until he combined the Apollo tasks with similar functions on the Space Shuttle contract. He was the recipient of many commendations and awards. Those he was most proud of consist of the Astronauts Personal Achievement Award (Snoopy) presented to him by Astronaut Al Wordon and commendations from Astronaut Frank Borman, Jim McDivitt, NASA Administrator Thomas Paine and Astronaut Neil Armstrong. Following the Challenger accident in 1986, he was assigned to develop an integrated logistics plan for all NASA centers, contractors and subcontractors. He retired from the space program in 1988. His training and flight documentation manuals developed for the Apollo Program are in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Hugh was a member of the Masonic Lodge Travis 117, A.F.&A.F. in Sherman. He was active in the National Management Association for 25 years and held many offices including president and chairman of the board of directors. Hugh is survived by his wife Irene of 26 years; his son Hugh Waller McNeese III and wife Sheryl of Apple Valley, California; daughter Diane Kemple-Plott and husband Lance of Huntington Beach, Calif.; brother Wayne E. Smith and wife Shirley of Telephone; sister Carole Jane Smith Kahle and husband Dick of Arlington; cousin Mary Jane Bell Burns and husband David of Sherman; cousin Ben Bell and wife Joanne of Dallas; aunt Lelia Joyce Smith Weems of Prosper, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009 at Palm Mortuary, Las Vegas conducted by his brother, Wayne Smith. Burial was at Southern Nevada Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev.


 


 

McRae, Sam L.

SAM L. MCRAE, born March 24, 1938, passed away December 31, 2008. Services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009, @ New Life In The Word Church- 4521 Englewood. Visitation will be held from 9:00 - 11:00a.m. Funeral Service will begin @ 11:00a.m. Interment- Houston Memorial Gardens. Www.legacy.com


 


 

Mecchi, Mary Ellen Doyle

Mecchi, Mary Ellen Doyle Age 85, of Plano, Texas. Went to be with her Lord January 5, 2009. Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home 570-699-9898 


 


 

Meghdadpour, Bijan

Meghdadpour, Bijan Age 66, of Allen, passed away January 7, 2009. Restland Funeral Home 972-238-7111. 


 


 

Melissa Sue Mims Platt

Thursday, January 8, 2009 9:36 PM 

Melissa Sue Mims Platt, 31, beloved daughter of Michael & Marian Mims went to the Lord on Dec. 17, 2008 in Greenville NC 


 


 

Meta M. Wagner

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 2:13 AM 

Funeral services for Meta M. Wagner will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel.


 


 

Meta Matilda Wagner

Saturday, January 3, 2009 2:04 AM 

Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Meta Matilda Wagner, 88, of New Braunfels, who passed away on Friday, Jan. 2, 2008, at the Kirkwood Manor.


 


 

Miller, Lawrence Edward "Larry"

LAWRENCE (LARRY) EDWARD MILLER, born on the 24th of July 1936, passed away on Sunday, the 28th of December 2008, at Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, Nevada, while visiting family for the holidays. After a twenty month battle with pancreatic cancer Lawrence, has come face to face with his Lord and Savior. Lawrence served in US Air Force 1960-1964 and two years Reserve, Master Mason, member of Anson Jones Lodge No. 1313, later Friendswood No.1416. Washington Chapter 2 R.A.M, Houston Council 1 R.&S.M. Houston Commandery No. 95, KT. He was knighted on the 20th of June 1979, and a member of Bellaire Methodist Church in Bellaire, Texas. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sky diving, and was an avid outdoorsman. Lawrence is survived by his beloved wife of over forty-six years, Virginia Elizabeth Miller; daughters, Tracy Smallwood Gross and husband Timothy of Gardnerville, Nevada, Margaret Miller Sandell and husband Christopher of Houston, Texas; son, Emmett W. Smallwood III, of Bellaire, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christopher Cummins of Carson City, Nevada, Amanda Joyce and her husband Christian Joyce of Carson City, Nevada, Sarah Sandell, Joshua Sandell of Houston, Texas, Brandon Smallwood, and Katie Michele Smallwood of Spring, Texas, and great-grandchildren, Meridith Joyce, Colt Cummins, Jessica Renee Roberts. The family wishes to acknowledge special appreciation to Dr. Luis T. Campos and his staff of Oncology Consultants in Houston, Texas, and Dr. Jorge Perez and staff of Sierra-Nevada Cancer Center. Virginia Miller would also like to extend special thanks to the nursing staff of Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center for their care of Lawrence. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six until nine o'clock in the evening on Friday, the 9th of January, in the Library of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. The funeral service will be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Saturday, the 10th of January, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. Interment will follow, via an escorted cortege, at Glenwood Cemetery, 2525 Washington Avenue in Houston, Texas. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions in memory of Lawrence Miller may be directed to the Pancreatic Research Division of M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210.


 


 

Milton Dan Scott Sr.

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

Milton Dan Scott Sr., 73, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, and will be dearly missed by all. 


 


 

Minor, Shevhonda Lashelle "Prissy"

will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, January 9, at Jones-Washington Mortuary. Shevhonda was born on March 3, 1981 in Brazos County. An only child, she attended Crockett Elementary and was a graduate of Bryan High School. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Carl Minor Jr.; uncle, Otis Minor; aunt, Alice Minor McMiller. Survivors include her mother, Annie Minor and grandmother, Marjorie Minor, both of College Station.


 


 

Monarez, Martin

: 6-9 p.m. Prayer Service: 7:30 p.m. today at Templo La Hermosa. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. January 10, 2009 at Templo La Hermosa. Cremation. Survived by wife Virginia Monarez, parents Bonifacio & Josefina Monarez, sons Jesus Martin, Andy & Martin Monarez Jr., daughter Cindy Monarez, brothers Lorenzo, Marcos, Ernesto, Jose & Benito, sisters Martha, Josie, Maria & Laura. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina.


 


 

Montgomery, Lester Eugene

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

MISSION - Lester Eugene Montgomery, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen. Virgil Wilson Mortuary of Mission is in charge .....


 


 

Moore, Nealena Hubbard

NEALENA HUBBARD MOORE, wife of the late Pastor Alton Moore (Founder of The New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church), our beloved Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away on (Tuesday) January 6, 2009. Visitation (Friday) January 9, 2009 from 6-9 p.m., at The New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 6050 Beldart, with a Pre-Celebration beginning at 8 p.m. The Celebration of Life will be held (Saturday) January 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pisidia Missionary Baptist Church, 4610 Aledo, Rev. Albert Walker, Pastor, Rev. Ronald Steve Smith, Sr., officiating. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens, Troy B. Smith , Directing.


 


 

Moore Sr., Richard

Moore, Sr., Richard Age 65: Sunrise: May 8, 1943, Sunset: January 6, 2009. Wake: 7-8 pm, Friday, January 09, 2009 @ Cornerstone Baptist Church, 2815 South Ervay St., Dallas, TX, Services: 11am, Saturday, January 10, 2009, @ Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3711 S. Malcolm X Blvd., Dallas, TX. The Major Funeral Home 2811 Galleria Dr. Arlington TX 76011 817-608-0123 www.askmajor.com


 


 

Mora, Yolanda Nora

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

EDINBURG - Funeral service for Yolanda Nora Mora will be at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009, in the Chapel of Remembrance at Gonzalez Family .....


 


 

Morales, Francisca

: 5-8 pm today Jan. 7, 2009 at Martin F.H.-Central; with 7 pm vigil service. Funeral Mass: 9 am Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Survived by son: Ruben Morales.


 


 

Moreno, Lorenzo

: 3-8 p.m. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. today at San Jose Funeral Home Central. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. January 8, 2009 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Interment: Memorial Pines Cemetery, Sunland Park, NM. Survived by wife Xochitl Moreno, father Angel Moreno, mother Blanca Esparza, sons Sergio Torres, Gabriel Camunez & Larry Moreno Jr., daughter Bianca Moreno, sister Cynthia Rojas & Ruby Moreno.


 


 

Moritz, James

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 1:00 AM 

Dr. James Moritz, who for 26 years provided aid and comfort to the families of fallen police officers and emergency workers, died Tuesday morning. He ..... 


 


 

Moses, Bertha E. Webb "Eva"

Services for Bertha E. "Eva" Webb Moses, 73, of Harleton, were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at Lakeview Funeral Home. Interment followed in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Moses died January 9, 2009, in Longview. She is survived by her husband, Elvis Moses; and son Charlie Webb. Online condolences may be offered at www.mem.com


 


 

Mosqueda, Cecilia

Cecilia Marie Mosqueda, 82, of Midland died Jan 7. She is survived by her sons Frank Mosqueda of Union, Ky., and Dennis Mosqueda of Phoenix; daughter Andrea Rhoden of Midland; and brother Joe Cordova of Salt Lake City, Utah. Family visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 9, at Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Voice Victory Church 1001 S. Main. Interment will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. Family messages and condolences may be e-mailed to pipkin@nts-online.net.


 


 

Mr. Floyd James Standley

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

Mr. Floyd James Standley, age 72, of Brighton, Colorado, passed away Monday, January 5, 2009.


 


 

Mrs. Freddie Mitchell

Thursday, January 8, 2009 2:24 PM 

HUGO, Okla. — Mrs. Freddie Mitchell, 49, of Hugo, Okla., died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. 


 


 

Mrs. Jerry Ann Vallair

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:21 PM 

OPELOUSAS — Mrs. Jerry Ann Vallair, 67, received her reward of eternal rest on Friday January 2, 2009, in Opelousas.


 


 

Murray, Sylvia Pahl

WEATHERFORD — Sylvia Pahl Murray, 75, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, after a brief illness.Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Fort Worth.Interment: All Saints' Episcopal Church Columbarium at a later date.Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Rev. Christopher Jambor All Saints' Episcopal School Scholarship Fund, 5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth, TX 76107; or to a charity of choice.Sylvia was an active member of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, which she loved greatly. She was also an active supporter in the life of All Saints Episcopal School.She was preceded in death by her husband, L.D. "Bill" Murray of Weatherford.Survivors: Her sons, John Muller and his wife, Sandy, of Colleyville and Mark Muller of Fort Worth; stepchildren, Rick Murray of Marble Falls, Mark Murray of Dallas, Loren Murray of Colorado and Nan Murray of Dallas; grandchildren, Karen, John, Alex, Joe, David and Sarah; and stepgrandson, Neal.Thompson's Harveson and ColeFuneral Home and Crematory702 Eighth Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104(817) 336-0345


 


 

Muñoz, Dorotha Pauline

No Description Available! 


 


 

Myrtle Smith

Friday, January 9, 2009 3:47 AM 

[BORGER - Myrtle Smith, 95, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. 


 


 

Najera, Jose

: 2-9 p.m. Vigil Service: 6 p.m. January 9, 2009 at Crestview Funeral Home. Funeral Mass: 9:30 a.m. January 10, 2009 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Survived by sons Jose, Hector, Raul, & Luis Najera, daughters Guadalupe Najera, Rosa Duarte, Leticia Cardenas & Magdalena Corral, sister Herlinda Najera.


 


 

Nash, Johnie L.

Nash, Johnie L. Services Sat., Jan. 10, 2009 at The Move of Gilead, 1016 Pioneer Rd., Mesquite, TX. Wake tonight from 7-8 pm at the funeral home. Sign guest book at www.paradisefh.com Paradise Funeral Home 3910 S. Lancaster Rd. Dallas Texas 75216 Ph. (214) 371-8093


 


 

Nedbalek, Libbie

will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, January 9, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Libbie was born May 5, 1910 in Snook, Texas to Frank and Mary (Bravence) Fojt. On February 25, 1934, she and William J. "Bill" Nedbalek were married in Snook. Libbie was a homemaker and member of First Presbyterian Church in Rockdale. She loved cooking, sewing, crocheting and made beautiful afgans that she gave to family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 30, 1991 and their daughter, Mary Frances Nedbalek Conner on June 5, 2004. Survivors include her grandchildren, Keith B. Conner and wife, Christa of Bedford, Karyn Conner Murray and husband, Charles of Philadelphia and Kreg Conner and wife, Cori of Cedar Park; six great grandchildren. Arrangements are in the care of Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. For informtion, ontact us at (512) 446-5454.


 


 

Norma L. (Leonard) Higgins

Thursday, January 8, 2009 5:56 PM 

BELLVILLE — Norma L. (Leonard) Higgins, 72, of Bellville and a long time resident and BOI of Galveston, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2009.


 


 

Obregon, Guadalupe

GUADALUPE OBREGON VICTORIA - Guadalupe Obregon, 81, of Victoria, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. He was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Shiner, to the late Jose Obregon and Olivia G. Obregon. He was retired and a Catholic. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Martinez of Victoria; sons, Pete Obregon and Sammy Obregon, both of Victoria; sister, Margaret Aguilar of Clute; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Petra Rodriguez Obregon. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria, 361-575-3212.


 


 

Okray, Bonita Ann Cameron

HENDERSON - Services for Bonita Ann Cameron Okray, 50, Henderson, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church of Henderson with the Revs. Wardell Coleman and Elmer Dudley and Pastor Willie Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Pirtle Cemetery, Overton, under direction of Southern Funeral Home, Henderson. Mrs. Okray died Jan. 4, 2009, at her residence. She was born Jan. 18, 1958, in Henderson. She graduated in 1976 from Henderson High School and lived in Rusk County most of her life. She was a homemaker, a former member of Horace Chapel Church of God in Christ and current member of Union Valley True Gospel Pentecostal Church. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Earl Okray; children, Jovita Okray and Myrin Okray, both of Henderson, and Veronica Okray, Longview; parents, Fred and Patsy Cameron; sister, Alice Cameron, Arlington; brothers, Randy Cameron, Henderson, Kevin Cameron and Greg Cameron, both of Arlington; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing will be noon-6 p.m. and family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 


 

Olson, Floyd C.

Floyd C. Olson, 86, of Waco, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the First Lutheran Church of Waco, with Pastor Paul Fiske officiating. Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery. August 15, 1922 - January 06, 2009 Sign the Guest Book at


 


 

Orozco, Socorro

: 2-9 p.m. Service: 7 p.m. January 8, 2009 at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Cremation. Survived by brother Joaquin Aguilar, sisters Maria Lozoya & Maria Aguilar. 


 


 

Ortega, Aurelia

: 4-9 p.m. Vigil: 7 p.m. today at Sunset Funeral Home East. Funeral Mass: 9 a.m. January 10, 2009 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Survived by brother Juan Manuel Ortega, sisters Josefina O. Rodriguez, Felipa O. Rios, Carmen O. Lozano & Olivia O. Velasco.


 


 

Ortega, Aurelia I.

will be held from 4-9 pm with a Vigil at 7 pm on Friday, January 9, 2009 at Sunset Funeral Home-East located at 750 N. Carolina Dr. Funeral Mass will be held, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 9 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Francisco Lozano, Juan Manuel Ortega, Frank Ortega, Gilbert Sandoval, Ruben Velasco Jr., and Arturo Bejar Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be; Franky Sandoval, Michael Ortega, Frank Velasco and Ruben L. Velasco. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East. Please visit our online register book at


 


 

Owens, Lex Dale

Friday, January 2, 2009 1:00 AM 

Lex Dale Owens was an embellisher, someone who friends said gently inflated the events of his life to the exact proportions of his self-image. Friends .....


 


 

Palmer, William Loyd

BOSSIER CITY, La. - Funeral services for William Loyd Palmer, 78, will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Boone Funeral Home in Bossier City, La., with the Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Hill Crest Memorial Park under the direction of Boone Funeral Home. Mr. Palmer died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at his home. He was born in Loraine to William Cullen and Mary Edna Bennett Palmer. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Jean Palmer; daughters, Margaret Nix, Linda Cox, Tammy Carlisle, Mary Floyd and Tina Scott; sons, Jon Palmer, Mark Palmer and Bill Palmer; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Emily Farison and Loyce Chastine; brother, Henry Palmer, and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Joshua Scott, Mark Scott, Buck Carlisle, Anthony Lamont, Charles Pilkinton and Eric Mattson. Visitation was Thursday at the funeral home. Boone Funeral Home


 


 

Parsons, Eugenia Jean

Eugenia (Jean) ParsonsIn 1886 Daniel Lee Palmer, whose family first arrived in America in 1622 on the good ship Tyger, posted a note on the door of his home in Pittsboro, Mississippi saying he was going to Texas.Loading his family on a wagon they wound their way to Normangee, Texas. Walking beside the wagon was Gaston Palmer, the father of Eugenia Palmer. Gaston Palmer married Willie Edna Palmer and raised a family of seven girls, one of whom died in infancy. Eugenia (Jean) Palmer Parsons was the youngest of the girls, born March 1, 1917. Raised in Normangee she goes to Austin to attend the University of Texas and be with her father, Gaston, a long termed State Representative from Leon and Madison Counties. Jean meets and marries a University of Texas boxer and tennis player named James N. Parsons II. On August 23, 1942 their son James N. Parsons III was born in Austin. The war takes James to the Pacific and Jean returns to Normangee with her son in tow. After the war the family moves to Houston and their daughter Jerre Parsons was born on August 29, 1946. The family stayed in Houston. Jean began a career as a professional fund-raiser for non-profits including the Houston Fat Stock Show, the Institute of Religion, the United Way and the Pin Oaks Charity Horse Show, from which she retired and moved to Palestine in 1981.In Palestine, she continued her social and community activities ultimately being named Citizen of the Year of Palestine and honored by Anderson County for her efforts in organizing as Chairperson of the Anderson County Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1986.Jean was an avid bridge player, a staunch friend and wonderful grandmother to her grandsons D.W. Williams and Brick Parsons. A life-long Methodist and Democrat, she was active in both. She was named Democrat of the Year in Anderson County and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Palestine.After a long and fruitful life Jean passed away on Jan. 5, 2009 two months shy of her 92 birthday. Jean is survived by her son James N. (Jim) Parsons III, her daughter-in-law Karen Parsons, her daughter Jerre P. Williams, her son-in-law Dennis Williams, two grandchildren D.W. Williams and Brick Palmer Parsons and his wife Shelly Parsons, two great grand children McKenzie Grace Parsons and Addison Anne Parsons along with numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends.The family will receive friends at the home of Jim and Karen Parsons, 517 East Hodges, Palestine from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2009. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 9 at the First United Methodist Church of Palestine, with the Reverend Bruce Hay and the Reverend Scott Dornbush presiding. Interment will follow at the Hopewell Cemetery, Normangee, Texas.Pallbearers will be Frank Closs, Gaston Detweiler, Jack Selden, Roy Stark, Allen Richard Taylor and David Lee Taylor.Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey and Foster Funeral Home, Palestine.


 


 

Patricia Ann Ewald

Sunday, January 4, 2009 1:22 AM 

A memorial service for Patricia Ann Ewald will be held on Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. at Lake Breeze Ski Lodge in McQueeney. 


 


 

Patricia Ann Holt

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:16 PM 

Patricia Ann Holt 68, of Highlands, Texas went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2009. 


 


 

Patrick O’Neil Bailey

Thursday, January 8, 2009 5:54 PM 

TEXAS CITY — Patrick O’Neil Bailey, 41 passed peacefully away on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, with his loving family by his side.


 


 

Patterson, Linda Faye

LINDA FAYE PATTERSON departed this life January 2, 2009. She leaves to cherish her memories: her loving parents, 3 siblings, and a host of loving family and friends. Visitation Sat. 9am. Funeral 11am. Services will be held at Lyons Unity B.C. 3215 Lyons Ave. Interment Paradise North.


 


 

Peavy, Elenora

MS. ELENORA PEAVY, 96, passed away on Dec. 31, 2008. Wake: Fri., Jan. 9, 2009 from 6-9pm. Funeral: Sat., Jan. 10, 2009 at 11:00am. Both services will be held New Bethlehem M B C ~ 9126 Jensen Dr. Interment: Navasota, TX. 


 


 

Pena, Ramiro

RAMIRO PENA VICTORIA - Ramiro Pena, 91, of Victoria, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. He was born Oct. 19, 1917, in McFaddin, to the late Ramiro Solomon Pena and Maria Garza Pena. He was a retired welder, served in the U.S. Navy, and was a Catholic. He is survived by his daughter, Sylvia Matsel of Salem, Ore., and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha Lee Pena; and his sisters, Margaret Rendon, Lucy Contreras, and Avila Ybarbo. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria, 361-575-3212.


 


 

Perkins, Catherine Frances

CATHERINE FRANCES PERKINS, 84 of Porter, passed away January 8, 2009. Preceded in death by husband Martin Perkins and son Thomas Perkins. Survived by sons, Steven and Donald Perkins; daughter Elaine Watson all of Porter, Tx.; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 from 6-9pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at 2:00pm at the Chapel of Rosewood Funeral Home Porter, Tx. Interment will be at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston.


 


 

Perry Jr., Dr. John V. "Jack"

July 10, 1924 ? January 2, 2009 Dr. John V. ?Jack? Perry Jr., 84, of College Station passed away peacefully on Friday, January 2, 2009, at College Station Medical Center. In attendance were his three children. Memorial services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, January 10, at Hillier Funeral Home. On Sunday, there is to be a private burial service with full military honors. John V. Perry Jr. arrived on July 10, 1924, the second-born and only son to John Vivian and Estelle Graves Perry of Danville, Va. During his earliest years, he was learning about life during the Great Depression. This instilled in him the values of discipline, thrift, compassion and generosity. Known as Jack, he was a supportive and loyal friend. As a young man, he witnessed the world in turmoil leading to World War II. His generation is unparalleled in patriotism and sense of duty and he exemplified both. A good student, Jack excelled in the engineering curriculum at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. At the height of the Great War, he put his education on hold and enlisted in the Army. In summer 1944, he was inducted and assigned to the Army Specialized Training Program located at the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College in College Station, Texas. That Thanksgiving, while attending a dance in Sbisa Dining Hall, he met Helen Warren Thomas, the daughter of an A&M entomology professor. The tall, handsome and charismatic Virginian, so talented on the dance floor, impressed her immediately. They dated throughout 1945, celebrated the victories and conclusion of World War II and planned their future. It was a busy and happy time for Jack when he advanced his military service and entered Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Va., in early 1946. Five days later, he wed Helen on February 5 in St. Thomas Episcopal Chapel in College Station. The young couple soon traveled to the Panama Canal Zone where he was stationed as Post Engineer at Allbrook Air Base. It was here that Helen gave birth to John V. Perry III on November 27, 1946. The family returned to the States in 1947 when Jack resumed and completed his undergraduate studies at VPI. His goal of an advanced education, the exposure he had to the A&M Engineering program and the loving extended family in College Station determined the next move they made. In 1948, at 23 years of age, Jack joined the A&M Mechanical Engineering Department as a graduate assistant instructor and began work on a master?s degree. His military involvement continued in his association with the 420th Reserve Unit in Bryan. 1950 was a banner year for Jack. His professional reputation garnered attention and requests to share his expertise as a design engineer with Douglas Aircraft in California and Convair in Fort Worth, Texas. The most important event that year happened on November 20, when he and Helen welcomed Judith Ann into the world. Planting permanent roots in College Station, Jack and Helen built their house in the College Hills neighborhood, next door to the established home of her parents, Dr. Frank L. and Mabel Clare Thomas. Actively involved in each phase of construction, he made sure the structure was as sound and strong as the family that would inhabit it. His favorite spot was his garage workshop where he could build, refurbish or repair anything as well as escape the occasional chaos a lively family creates. Simultaneously teaching, studying, serving with the Army Reserve and raising his family, the coming years included Jack?s continued work with Convair. On May 21, 1954, he earned his Master of Science degree followed by a contract with the Boeing Aircraft Company to assist with the landing gear design for the B47. His experiences contracting in the aviation industry and his independent spirit motivated him to obtain a private pilots license. Life at home became complete with the arrival of Joan Thomas Perry on June 23, 1957. Summers Jack spent on active military duty provided the family great opportunities to travel and see the country. His assignments included the Pentagon and bases nationwide. Jack completed all requirements to earn his Doctor of Philosophy of Mechanical Engineering on August 22, 1963. With his formal education concluded, he focused all his academic energy into his classroom instruction. One colleague said, ?In the classroom, he encouraged questions and never demeaned a student? He was superbly versed in the fundamentals and details of his subject, and was able to communicate ideas to students and could illustrate theory from his own practical engineering experience.? He became a full professor in 1974. His impressive professional and military background provided Jack the opportunity to accept a sabbatical teaching post at West Point Military Academy during the 1979 to 1980 academic year. He loved the traditions and pageantry of this historic institution, which were reminiscent of his experiences as a cadet at VPI. He embraced the faculty, staff and students in friendship and experienced the changing seasons that year which reminded him of his childhood in Virginia. He and Helen enjoyed that time tremendously. On July 10, 1984, his 60th birthday, Jack retired from the Army after more 40 years of service. He ended his military career as Col. John V. Perry Jr. From 1984 to January 1995, Jack concentrated on teaching engineering fundamentals at Texas A&M University. For 47 years, he was a dedicated, responsible and capable teacher who greatly contributed to the academic ambiance of the university and to the intellectual growth of three generations of students. Jack?s former students remember him fondly because he made classes both enjoyable and practical. His relationship with them was always one of mutual respect. Just over one year after his retirement from Texas A&M, Jack was accorded the rank of Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, effective June 1, 1996. The retirement years offered Jack and Helen the opportunity to travel and they explored England, Scotland and Wales. They remodeled their home of 50 years and enjoyed time spent with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He established and grew sizable scholarships at Helen?s Alma mater, Texas Women?s University, and at VPI. John V. Perry Jr. had unrivaled strength of character, exceptional ethical and moral standards as well as intense patriotism. He was fiercely devoted to and protective of his family. We deeply miss him. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Frances Wieland of New York. Jack?s survivors include his wife, Helen; son and daughter-in-law, John and Debbie; daughters and son-in-law, Judy and Martin L. Riley Jr. and Joan; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation in his name be made to the Salvation Army. Please view and sign the guestbook at www.hillierfuneralhome.com.


 


 

Peters-Gray, Crecy Washington

CRECY WASHINGTON PETERS-GRAY, born May 16, 1933, passed away January 1, 2009. Visitation will be held Friday January 9, 2009, from 6:00 - 9:00p.m. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009, @ 12:00noon. Both services will be held @ Provident Missionary Baptist Church - 111 W. Little York. Interment- Paradise North Cemetery. Www.legacy.com


 


 

Phillips, Myrtle

MYRTLE PHILLIPS born August 27, 1918, passed away on January 7, 2009. She is preceded in death by husband, Robert "Bob" Phillips. Myrtle leaves to cherish her memory: sisters, Gladys Springfield & Opal Mefferd; along with numerous nieces, nephew & friends. The family will receive friends from 4-7PM on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Brookside Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1PM on Monday, January 12, 2009 in Willis Cemetery.


 


 

Phyllis Carol Hefley

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:01 AM 

[WHEELER - Phyllis Carol Hefley, 64, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. 


 


 

Pick, Lydia B.

Lydia B. "Honey" Pick, 95, of Riesel, entered into rest Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. Services will be 10 a.m.. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Friedens E&R United Church of Christ in Riesel, with the Rev. Paul Sabov officiating. Burial will be in the Friedens Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin.Mrs. Pick was born May 13, 1913, in Falls County, to Rudlof and Mary Wegwerth Loewe. She was an accomplished seamstress and worked for Cassey Mfg. and Woods Mfg. in Waco for 22 years, retiring in 1977. She was a long time member of Friedens E&R United Church of Christ, and served with the Women's Guild. Lydia loved to fish and sew and grow roses. Among her survivors is her beloved dog, "Sweetie". She married Fred Pick on Jan. 31, 1933, and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Annie Luedke, Lillie Heinrich, Minnie Vogas, Clara Quiram and Ella O'Beale; and a brother, Charlie Loewe.Survivors include special nieces, Clara Hartstack, Esther Schimschat and Frieda Kattner; special nephews: Gus Heinrich, Willie Plagens, Robert Loewe and Earl Loewe; special great-niece and nephew, Laurie and Harold Plagens; and special great-great-niece: Mary Plagens.Memorials may be made to the Friedens Cemetery Fund, 218 CR 144, Riesel, TX 76682.May 13, 1913 - January 8, 2009Sign the Guest Book at


 


 

Place, Jim Gregory

Place, Jim Gregory Of Mesquite passed away 01-04-2009. Preceded in death by his father Roald Place and mother Robbie Lynn McCowan. Survived by wife Georgia; and step-sons Robbie A. Williams, Jr. and Bryan J. Williams; daughters Christy and Tiffany; brother Richard; sisters Vickie, Cheryl and Lisa; 5 grandchildren. As an aeronautics engineer, he spent many years doing work for American Airlines, Raytheon, Executive Air and most recently with Associated Air Center. He was a proud volunteer of the American Red Cross most recently working Hurricane Gustav. Memorial Services will be Sat., Jan. 10, 2009 at 2 pm at Renaissance Church, 1016 Pioneer, Mesquite, TX 75149. RCMesquite.com - In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Red Cross Emergency Response Dallas Area Chapter. Isaiah 40:31. Pilar Funeral Home Garland, TX (972) 276-5100


 


 

Platt, Ruby

RUBY PLATT passed away on January 7, 2009, at the age of 89. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Isadore. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her sons Ron and Sam Platt, daughter-in-law Suzanne Platt, four grandchildren; Scott Platt, Staci Brigham and husband Eric, Lindsay Platt and Sarah Platt, as well as two great grandchildren Kelsey and Addie Brigham. Ruby was also preceded in death by her sister, Edna Levy. She is also survived by a number of nephews, nieces and cousins. Ruby was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She took her greatest joy in caring for and spending time with her family. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the most joyous and precious parts of her life. She will be remembered for her generosity, thoughtfulness, unconditional love and great strength. Graveside services will be Friday, January 9, 2009, at noon at Beth Yeshurun cemetery on Post Oak Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


 


 

Pokorny, Gil

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 1:00 AM 

Gilbert Pokorny was a man who could fix or build anything. When he wasn't helping tune his sons' British sports cars for autocross racing, Pokorny was .....


 


 

Potts, Suzzanne

Suzanne Potts, 80, of Clifton, passed away Jan. 3, 2009. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, in the Clifton Funeral Home Chapel. Survivors include sons, Ronny Potts and Cam Potts; daughter, Kim Potts Grelle-Swint; and seven grandchildren. Clifton Funeral Home, Clifton Sign the Guest Book at


 


 

Potts, Walter E.

Potts, Walter E. Born April 28, 1922, passed away January 7, 2009. Mr Potts served in law enforcement for the city of Dallas for 26 years and Dallas County Sheriff's Department for 14 years. He graduated from Sam Houston State, was a long-time member of Buckner Terrace Baptist Church, and was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Alice Potts; sons, Richard, Steve, and Stanley; daughter-in-law, Marcella. A Memorial Service will be held, 10:00 AM, Friday, January 9, 2009, Grove Hill Funeral Home Chapel.


 


 

Powell Sr., Willard

ELDER WILLARD POWELL, Sr., 98, entered into eternal rest Tues., Jan. 6, 2009. Visitation Friday, Jan. 9 from 7-9pm at Garden of Hope Chapel of Paradise Funeral Home. Funeral services Sat., Jan. 10, 11am Magnolia C.O.G.I.C. 154 Charlie St. Magnolia, Tx. Officiant: Supt. Burah Gatlin. Interment: Roberts Cemetery.


 


 

Prejean, Elsie

MRS. ELSIE PREJEAN, 80, entered into eternal rest on, 1/3/2009. Family Visitation will be Friday January 9, 2009 from 4-8pm at Lockwood Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held Saturday January 10, 2009 at 10am, St. Benedict Catholic Church in Deson, LA. Father Martin Leonards-Officiating. Interment-St. Martin De Porres Cemetery, Scott, LA.


 


 

Quarfordt, Sonja

SONJA QUARFORDT born in New York City, February 24, 1941, died at home in The Woodlands, on Saturday December 20, 2008. Sonja suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.She is preceded in death by her parents Gustav and Sigrid Benson. Surviving family include her husband of 45 years, Bert, sons Bert of Tomball, TX, Erik of Brooklyn, NY, daughters Linnea McFadden of Wyomissing, PA, MajBritt Jensen of Eldersburg, MD and eight grandchildren. Sonja will be remembered as a devoted mother and wife and a loving grandmother. Sonja touched many lives with her numerous volunteer activities; Meals on Wheels, Interfaith, Battered Women's Shelter and was awarded "Volunteer of the Year" in 1996. Sonja received her Nursing Degree from North Harris County College in 1984. A Memorial Service will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3801 South Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association. The family has set up a website to assist with donations, which can be found at http://act.alz.org/goto/Sonja.Quarfordt.


 


 

Quezada, Manuela D.

Thursday, January 8, 2009 1:00 AM 

MANUELA D. QUEZADA Manuela D. Quezada was born September 11, 1937 in Hidalgo, Texas, went to see the Lord in the early hours of ..... 


 


 

Ramirez, Maria Guadalupe

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

MARIA GUADALUPE RAMIREZ McALLEN - Maria Guadalupe Ramírez llegó a su eterno descanso el 7 de Enero del 2009, en el Hospital M.D. Anderson .....


 


 

Ramirez, Pablo

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

MERCEDES - Pablo Ramirez, 95, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2008. Rudy Garza Funeral Home in Mercedes is in charge of funeral arrangements. .....


 


 

Ramirez, Ramon Arturo Lopez

RAMIREZ, RAMON ARTURO LOPEZ, 40, Funeral Mass: 10 am today, Jan. 8, 2009 at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Interment: To follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Survived by mother: Maria E. Tarin; sons: Miguel Angel, Ramon A., Juanito Lopez; daughters: Ahileen Guadalupe, Samantha Lopez; brothers: Carlos Lopez, Armando, and Fausto Tarin; sisters: Beronica Lopez, Mirna, Elizabeth and Manuela Tarin. Arrangements made by: El Paso Mission Funeral Home.


 


 

Ramirez, Toribio "Toby"

will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 11, with a 6 p.m. rosary at the funeral home. Toby was born in Bryan to Jessie and Adela Ramirez. Toby was employed with Rodriguez Tire Shop. He loved playing drums for local Tejano band. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Diane Ramirez of Bryan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Yolanda and Mike Byer Sr. of Bryan, Gloria and Ben Veracruz of Bryan, Janie and Lorenzo Jimenez of Bryan, Lydia Villareal of Pasadena, Connie and Jessie Bernal of Houston and Rachel Salas of Ft. Worth. A benefit is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, January 10, at KC Hall in Bryan. There will be food drinks and live music. Funds raised will be used to help the family with expenses.


 


 

Ramos, Cesar

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

GARCENO - Funeral service for Cesar Ramos will be at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be at .....


 


 

Ray, Flossie Mae

MS FLOSSIE MAE RAY 66yrs passed away on 01-01-2009 viewing will be held from 9am - 10:55am. Funeral @ 11'0clock am (Sat) 01-10-2009 @ Christian Lighthouse 8600 Glen Valley. Interment Houston Memorial Garden. Service Entrusted To Willie Waddell's R.F.D Services Designed with your Loved One In Mind 6938 Westover St 713-640-2100 e-mail wwrfd@sbcglobal.net


 


 

Redpath, Betty Eileen

BETTY EILEEN REDPATH, 83, of Houston passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009. The family will greet friends 1-2 P.M. on Saturday, January 10, 2009 with funeral service to follow at 2 P.M. Burial will be in Monroeville, PA. 


 


 

Reece, Betty

Reece, Betty 69, passed 1-5-09. Visitation today 12-7pm in the chapel. Funeral Sat. 11am @ First Baptist Church of Meadowview 4346 Galloway Mesquite, Texas Peaceful Rest Funeral Home 3302 E. Illinois Dallas Texas 75216 (214) 376-3911 www.peacefulrestfuneralhome.com


 


 

Reed, Peggy

QUITMAN - Services for Peggy Reed, 76, Quitman, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Royal Valley Funeral Home chapel, Quitman. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Mrs. Reed died Jan. 5, 2009, in a Quitman hospice. She was born on May 3, 1932, in Kaufman to the late Clarence and Luetter Tidwell. She retired from Richardson Independent School District and moved to Quitman in 1993. She was a member of the Garden Club, and was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Raymond Keith Reed. Survivors include her children, Michelle Stegman, Pittsburg, Lisa Dominguez, Quitman, Douglas Reed, Wellsville, N.Y., Vivian Petty, Rockwall, Kay Padron, Princeton, and James Reed, Garland; brother, Ray Tidwell, Garland; more than 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.


 


 

Reel, Arthur Randall

FLINT - Services for Arthur Randall Reel, 61, Flint, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors chapel, Tyler, with Todd Stout officiating. Mr. Reel died Jan. 4, 2009, in Tyler. He was born Dec. 22, 1947, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Arthur William and Della Elisabeth King Reel. He served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War, lived in Tyler the past 24 years and was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Reel, Flint; sons, John Reel, Tyler, and Delmar Reel, Flint; sisters, Phyliss Stroud, Denton, Charolotte Adkins, Kemp, Martha Hughes, Tennessee, and Barbara Palm, Las Vegas, Nev. Family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 


 

Reeves, Ruby Nell

BONHAM - Graveside services for Ruby Nell (Ivey) Reeves, 87, of Gilmer, formerly of Honey Grove, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 in Willow Wild Cemetery under the direction of Wise Funeral Home. Rev. Vivian Crowson, pastor of Honey Grove Methodist Church, will officiate. Nell passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009 at Upshur Manor Nursing Center in Gilmer. Nell was born October 14, 1921 in Bonham, the daughter of James Albert Ivey and Roxie Florence Sudderth Ivey. She attended Bonham schools. Nell lived in Bonham, Honey Grove and Paris until failing health made it necessary to be near family. She was a member of the Honey Grove Methodist Church. Nell was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Hoyt Ivey. Surviving are her husband, Glen Alton Reeves of McKinney; brother, Troy Ivey and wife, Wynelle of Mesquite; sister, Hazel Craig of Longview; sister-in-law, Evelyn Ivey of Sherman; a number of nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Craig, Jared Craig, Steven Craig, Hoyt Ivey, Ross Ivey and Gaines Stanley. The family will receive friends at Wise Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time, Friday, Jan. 9. Online guest register www.wisefuneralhome.com.


 


 

Richard Michael (Mike) Clark

Friday, January 2, 2009 1:42 AM 

Funeral services for Richard Michael (Mike) Clark, 70, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the Zoeller Funeral Home. 


 


 

Richardson, Rosie Lee

ROSIE LEE RICHARDSON, born October 14, 1949, passed away January 3, 2009. Services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009, @ Bethany Baptist Church - 7304 Homestead. Visitation will be held from 9:00 - 11:00a.m. Funeral Service will begin @ 11:00a.m. Interment- Houston Memorial Gardens. Www.legacy.com


 


 

Ries, Karl

A memorial service for Karl Ries, 73, of Tyler, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, in the chapel of Stewart Family Funeral Home with Father Dan Daugherty officiating. Mr. Ries passed away on Jan. 8, 2009, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. He was born on May 1, 1935 in Germany to the late Karl and Maria Ries. He was raised in Germany, moving to Canada in 1958 and then to America in 1961. Mr. Ries was a self-employed automobile mechanic in San Diego, Calif., and Virginia. In 1987 he moved to Tyler and became a freelance writer. He has since published a book and written for several newspapers. Mr. Ries enjoyed fishing, square dancing, and German folk dancing. He also was a pilot, had his own seaplane and loved to travel. Mr. Ries is survived by a loving family including his wife of 53 years, Gisela Ries of Tyler; four sons, Thomas Ries and wife Karen of Tampa, Fla., Andy Quaye and wife Wilma of Canada, Jim Ries and wife Lauren of Atlanta, Ga., and John Ries; a daughter, Irene Ries of Atlanta, Ga.; and seven grandchildren, Collin, Phillip, Trevor, Lisa, Alexander, Carter and Olivia. Memorials in honor of Karl Ries may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701; or Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Troup Highway, P.O. Box 456, Whitehouse, 75791.


 


 

Robert Harris

Friday, January 9, 2009 4:59 AM

[Robert Harris, 65, of Amarillo died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, in Hereford. 


 


 

Robert Ivan McNatt

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 5:17 PM 

Robert Ivan McNatt, 68, decorated Navy veteran and purple heart recipient, passed away December 22, 2008. 


 


 

Robert W. Watts

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 5:32 PM 

SANTA FE — Mr. Robert Wesley Watts passed from this life Monday morning, January 5, 2009, in Webster.


 


 

Rocha, Lydia Humphrey

LYDIA HUMPHREY ROCHA VICTORIA - Lydia Humphrey Rocha, 70, of Victoria died Jan. 5, 2009, in Victoria. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 9, at Pentecostals Church of Victoria. Pastors Bryant Clark and David Story will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park. The family received visitors 5-8 p.m., Thursday, at Heritage Funeral Home of Memory Gardens Chapel. Born in Victoria, Jan. 29, 1938, to Edward and Mary Humphrey, Lydia Humphrey was an only child. Lydia graduated from Nazareth Academy class of 1956. In June of 1957, she married Guadalupe Rocha Sr. During their 43 year marriage, she traveled alongside her beloved husband, while raising five children. She earned her associates degree in Washington State receiving her registered nurse license. She retired after 27 years of nursing. Lydia practiced nursing locally at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Girling Home Health, Hoff Hospital, Retama Manor South, and Goliad Nursing Home, eventually retiring from Hospice of South Texas in 1999. Lydia was preceded in death by her father, Edward Humphrey; mother, Mary Torres; husband, Guadalupe Rocha Sr.; infant son, David Rocha; grandson, Guadalupe Rocha III; and her great-grandson, Francisco Rocha. She is survived by five children, Guadalupe Rocha Jr., Linda Gonzalez, Chris Rocha, Cynthia Garrett, Lisa Rocha; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Please visit www.heritagefhvictoria.com to leave a comforting message. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of Memory Gardens - arranging director, Patsy Conley.


 


 

Rodriguez, Baby

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM

MISSION - Baby Rodriguez, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Women's Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg. Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan. ..... 


 


 

Rodriguez, Juan

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

MISSION - Funeral Mass for Juan Rodriguez will be at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Alton. .....


 


 

Rodriguez, Alexa

Alexa Dulce Rodriguez was born January 13, 1998 and taken to the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 3, 2009. She was a feisty, talented, outgoing, beautiful young child who loved life, and trying new things. Being in Alexa's presence was an adventure of fun and excitement. She is survived by her sister Lauren, brother Garret, mother Paulette, father Max, grandparents Paul and Sandra Villas and a host of family members that adored her. Alexa will be profoundly missed and remembered always as a shining light of Christ's love. Her life will be celebrated in a memorial service Thursday, January 8th at 7:00 pm at Christ the King PCA, 5446 N. Mesa St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Christ the King PCA". On the memo line write "Alexa Rescue Mission". All donations will be given to the Rescue Mission of El Paso in Alexa's name. Alexa and her family volunteered regularly there as part of the Diaconal Mercy Ministry of Christ the King PCA in El Paso. OBITS


 


 

Rodriguez, Cherie Lynn

Cherie Lynn Rodriguez, of Midland, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Cherie was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Baker City, Oregon, on June 2, 1968 to Robert and Mary Sproed. She was raised in Oregon where the Oregon Trail divides, it was the perfect place for Cherie, she had every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors which included trips to Olive Lake, where her father, who she adored and loved dearly, gave her the essentials of scuba diving. She often spoke of the days spent catching crawfish. Cherie was educated in Baker City, Oregon and graduated from Baker City High school in 1986, Valedictorian of her class. Cherie went on to attend the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho where she pledged Delta Gamma sorority. In addition to her studies at the University of Idaho, Cherie attended classes at the University of Washington at Pullman, and was also part of the exchange program and spent a semester at Towson state University, in Maryland. After obtaining a B.A. from the University of Idaho, she went on to get her masters degree in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in Kansas. Once obtaining her professional degree, she began working as a traveling physical therapist in Albuquerque, N.M. After completing her first assignment, she moved on to Midland, Texas where she started work at Health South of Midland, it was then she met her husband Billy Rodriguez. The two began a wonderful friendship which brought her in contact with her stepchildren, Joshua, Jacqueline, and Jacob who she immediately took under her wing. Billy and Cherie married on December 28, 1996 in her hometown of Baker, Oregon. Cherie and her new family took up residence at 1200 W. Storey where they became a close and loving family. On December 3, 2000 Cherie gave birth to her pride and joy William Thomas Rodriguez. Many area residents may remember Cherie as their friend and therapist, she worked many years as a home health therapist, and she enjoyed working with each and every one of her patients never giving less than her best. The many children that Cherie helped while working for the local infant stimulation program gave such joy and reaffirmed her belief that physical therapy was truly her calling. Cherie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Tom and Ethel Sproed, Fred and Katherine Basche and her uncle Barry. Cherie is survived by her parents, Robert and Mary Sproed; one sister, Anne Sproed; her husband, Billy Rodriguez; son, William Thomas Rodriguez; her three step-children, Joshua, Jacqueline and Jacob; five grandchildren, Alexis, Taylor, Aden, Carley and Avery. The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home Friday, December 9, 2009 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Funeral services have been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Kelview Heights Baptist Church with Reverend Jeff Franklin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. To place online condolences please visit www.mem.com.


 


 

Ronald Wayne 'Hillbilly' Nix

Monday, December 29, 2008 3:06 PM 

Services for Mr. Ronald Wayne "Hillbilly" Nix, 60, of Henderson, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Henderson with Jeremiah Tharp officiating and burial to follow at Crims Chapel Cemetery in Rusk County.


 


 

Roy Whitfield

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:00 AM 

ROSEBUD — Services for Roy Whitfield, 83, of Rosebud will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud with the Rev. Ozell Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Bluebonnet Cemetery.


 


 

Rozetta Wood

Monday, January 5, 2009 5:26 PM 

Funeral services for Rozetta Wood, 73, of Overton, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Rader Funeral Home in Henderson with Rev. Jason Wood officiating.


 


 

Runyon, Ernestine

No Description Available! 


 


 

Russell, Edward Charles

Edward C. Russell passed away Jan. 2, 2009. A celebration of life will be 1 p.m. Jan. 10, at St. Paul MBC, 304 S. Stone in Mineola, Texas. He leaves to cherish his memories mother, Mary E. Russell; siblings, Mary A. Russell, Bobbie J. Russell, J.C. Russell and Rosie L. Russell; and special friends, Calvin "Lil Daddy" Mitchell and Loletta Davis. Special thanks to Crestview Healthcare and Hillcrest Hospice. Peaceful Rest Funeral Home, 972-563-7272 Sign the Guest Book at


 


 

Ruthie Jane Smith

Monday, January 5, 2009 5:26 PM 

Ruthie Jane Smith, daughter of David Henry and Ethie (Saxon) Laminack, was born in Wood County, Texas on May 25, 1916 and passed away at her home on Jan. 1, 2009, at the age of 92.


 


 

Rutlegde, Dan

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

DAN RUTLEGDE JR. HIDALGO - Dan Rutledge, Jr., age 79, entered into eternal rest on January 7, 2009. Dan enjoyed his life to the ..... 


 


 

Salas, Abel Delacruz

ABEL DELACRUZ SALAS, 65, beloved husband, father, and grandfather went home to be with the Lord, January 6, 2009, peacefully with his family by his side. Left to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 46 years, Manuela Salas; children: Cynthia Salas- Elizondo, Irma Salas- Guerra and husband Martin, Yolanda Salas, Abel Salas, Jr., Melissa Salas and husband Ruben Gandara; grandchildren: Pablo Elizondo III and wife Jessica, Vincent A. Elizondo, Michael W. Salas and wife Yvette, Steven Adrian Mendez, Kristina N. Guerra and John L. Conway, Marcus V. Salas and Lluvia Alvarez, Vicki L. Salas, Gabriel Salas, Jessica M. Tucker, Christian Abel Gandara; great grandchildren: Cynthia E. Elizondo, Jacob Salas, Ja` Mari Conway, Jalan Conway, Xavier R. Salas. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Visitation will be Sunday, January 11, 2009 from 5-8pm, with a rosary being recited at 7pm. Funeral Services will be at 12:30pm, Monday, January 12, 2009 at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Brookside Memorial Park.


 


 

Salazar, Herlinda

HERLINDA SALAZAR GOLIAD - Herlinda Salazar, 81, of Goliad, passed away Jan. 8, 2009. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 9, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Ralph Baidoo officiating. Mrs. Salazar was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Goliad, to the late Gildardo and Natividad Medina Arreguin. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Simon P. Escobedo. Survivors include her husband, Pedro Salazar; daughter, Argentina Pena and husband Eulogio; sons, Jose Guadalupe Escobedo and wife Celia, Simon Escobedo Jr., and Albert Lopez and wife Lea; sister, Bertha Carr; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Albert Martinez, Marco Martinez Jr., Jose Luis Escobedo, Philip Brown, Reuben Hernandez, and Joshua Martinez. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren and Dr. Clemmons and staff. Arrangements are with Colonial Funeral Home of Goliad; Patsy Conley, arranging director.


 


 

Salter, Johnny Lee

Johnny Salter passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. Funeral services will be Noon Saturday, Jan. 10, at Shilch Baptist Church in Hammond, Texas. Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home, Marlin Sign the Guest Book at


 


 

Sam E. Savage

Thursday, January 8, 2009 9:34 PM 

Sam E. Savage, 87, of Baytown was born August 25, 1921 in Ingleside and passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in a local hospital. 


 


 

Samuel "Sammy" Jacobs

Monday, January 5, 2009 8:55 PM 

Samuel "Sammy" Jacobs, 60, of La Porte passed away Saturday January 3, 2009.


 


 

Sanders, Cornelia

Funeral for Cornelia Sanders, 83, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Sunset Galilee Baptist Church with the Rev. L.T. Morris, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Sandridge Cemetery. Mrs. Sanders died Jan. 3, 2009, at Rock Haven Nursing Home. Born Feb. 22, 1925, in Nacogdoches, she was the daughter of Jim and Berda Polk. She was retired as a housekeeper in private homes. She was married to Ernest Sanders, and he preceded her in death. Survivors include brothers, Kit Polk and Elija Polk, both of Nacogdoches. Visitation will be from 2 until 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, followed by a wake from 7 until 8 p.m. Sadler Funeral Service.


 


 

Sargent, Jarred R.

SARGENT, JARRED R., 26, Memorial Service: 3 p.m. January 10, 2009 at Tobin Park Methodist Church. Cremation. Survived by mother Barbara Sargent. Arrangements by La Paz Funeral Home. 


 


 

Sawyer, Donald L. "Don"

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 1:00 AM 

Donald L. "Don" Sawyer Donald L. "Don" Sawyer, 75, of Austin passed away peacefully on January 5, 2009. He was born on December 21, ..... 


 


 

Scott, Edward A.

May 12, 1938 - Jan. 3, 2009 Funeral services for Edward A. Scott were held Tuesday, January 6, 2008. The family requests memorials may be made to the , or the Faith Bible Church.


 


 

Seamann, Charlotte

Funeral services for Charlotte Seamann, 56, of Bridge City, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, with the Rev. Bud Davis of Common Ground Community Church in Bridge City officiating. Charlotte Seamann died at home with family at her side, Thursday, January 8, 2009, in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m., today, January 9, 2009, at the funeral home. Charlotte was born on February 3, 1952, in Niobrara, Nebraska, to George Lon and Mildred Pauline (Loney) Cleveland. She was retired from Orange County Transportation. She was a member of Common Ground Community Church. She loved scrapbooking, cross stitching, and reading. She was preceded in death by her father, George Lon Cleveland. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Tony Seamann of Bridge City; sons and daughters-in-law, Brett and Susan Seamann of Bridge City, Brandon and Melondy Seamann of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Bradley and Terri Seamann of Lawton, Oklahoma; mother and step-father, Pauline and Gene Hooks of Longview; brother, Duane Cleveland; and sisters, Donna Schwartz, and Barbara Howell. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ashley, Autumn, Brennan, and Mikayla Seamann; and granddogs, Slade (Boo-Boo), and Sasha (Fatgirl). Serving as pallbearers are Neil Johnson, Tommy Edwards, Lonnie Howell, Micheal Schwartz, Bryan White, Quentin Royle, Duane Cleveland, and Melvin Schwartz.


 


 

Sexton, Tristana E.

Graveside services for Tristana E. Sexton, 63, Tyler, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Retreat Cemetery with Mitch Shamburger officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. Mrs. Sexton died Jan. 8, 2009, in a Tyler hospice. She was born Feb. 11, 1945, in San Diego, Calif. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Survivors include her husband, Jerry G. Sexton, Tyler; and a sister, Nicky. Family will receive friends 5-6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 


 

Shannon, Allie Mae

ALLIE MAE SHANNON, 77, passed away January 6, 2009 and joined her loving husband Reginald H. Shannon. She leaves behind her loving son, John Shannon. Visitation will be Friday, January 9, 2009 from 5-8pm. Graveside Services will be held at 3pm, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Brookside Memorial Park.


 


 

Shelvin, Audrey Mae

AUDREY MAE SHELVIN, born October 15, 1934, passed away January 6, 2009. Services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009, @ Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church - 139 Georgia Street. Visitation will be held from 9:00 - 11:00a.m. Funeral Service will begin @ 11:00a.m. Interment- Houston Memorial Gardens. Www.legacy.com


 


 

Sibenna Lee Woodard

Thursday, January 8, 2009 6:01 PM 

Sibenna Lee Woodard passed away peacefully on January 5, 2009, in her home with her family.


 


 

Simmons, Brenda Ruth

BRENDA RUTH SIMMONS, age 53, lost her battle with cancer Dec. 5, 2008 at her home in Ft. Worth. She is survived by husband Rod Simmons, sons John Davis and Roderick Simmons, mother Dorothy and stepfather Dwayne Dawlearn, sister Angela Ruth Holstien, Danette Dawlearn Floyd, brother David Dawlearn, many nieces and nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Charles Ruth, sister Kathryn Ruth Haddad and sister in law Nancy Dawlearn. Brenda graduated from Deer Park High School, Lamar University in Beaumont, and UTMB in Galveston. She knew as a young teenager she wanted to be a physical therapist and dedicated her life caring for others. A Memorial Service will be held Jan. 10, 11:00am at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 7615 FM 762 Richmond, 77469. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial gifts be given to charity of choice.


 


 

Simon, Wanda Jean

HENDERSON - Services for Wanda Jean Simon, 60, Henderson, formerly of Garrison, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Sweet Union Baptist Church of Garrison with the Revs. Billy Gardner and Johnnie Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Garrison, under direction of Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. Mrs. Simon died Jan. 7, 2009, in a Henderson nursing home. She was born Dec. 10, 1948, in Nacogdoches County to the late Levi and Elvetta Whitaker Griffin. She attended Garrison Colored School and was a member of Sweet Union Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Elijah Simon, Garrison; son, Bruce Edward Griffin, Livingston; sister, Thelma Griffin, Garrison; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing will be held 1-5 p.m. and family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 


 

Sinclair-Allen, Niki Deanne

Sinclair-Allen, Niki Deanne Niki Deanne Sinclair-Allen, 35 years old, of Bayou Vista, TX, went to her eternal home on January 4, 2009. Niki was born July 1, 1973, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 7:33 AM at University Hospital to Debra Jan Mason-Sinclair and David Leslie Sinclair. Niki was married to her "babes" Bill Allen on May 29, 2004, in Galveston, TX. Niki graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas, TX in 1991 and earned a master's degree in physical therapy from Texas Women's University in 1999. Niki was currently a doctoral student at Texas Women's University in Houston, TX. Niki was employed by the Department of Rehabilitation Services at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX as a physical therapist. During her career as a physical therapist she earned her geriatric certification, of which she was very proud. She enjoyed serving all of her patients, but felt a special dedication to the geriatric population. Niki enjoyed life and had many friends. Niki was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #126 in Galveston, TX, and served in the position of Esquire. Niki was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Durward Mason and Howard Sinclair. Niki is survived by her spouse, Bill Allen; her parents; stepmother, Pat Sinclair; grandmothers, June Sinclair and Georgia Mason; siblings, James Belknap and Stephen Sinclair; an uncle, many aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces, and her very close friends Victoria and Drue Mayhew and Shawn Goodlett. Niki's family will receive visitors from 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Saturday, January 10th, at Williams Funeral Home, 600 S. Garland Avenue (corner of Garland and Miller Rd). A memorial service will be held at 4:30 pm. Memorials in Niki's honor may be made to Galveston Elks Lodge #126, 1518 Tremont, Galveston, TX 77550, or to the Geriatric Division of APTA, 1111 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314-1484. Malloy & Son Funeral Home 3028 Broadway Galveston, TX 77550 409-763-2475


 


 

Skloss, Clement "Clem"

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

McCOOK - Funeral Mass for Clement "Clem" Skloss will be at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in McCook. Burial .....


 


 

Smith, Nile

SMITH, NILE R., 90, Interment: Private. Survived by wife, Eva M. Smith. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. 


 


 

Smith, Troy "Marble Eye"

Services for Troy "Marble Eye" Smith, 57, Tyler, are scheduled for noon Saturday at St. Land Temple Church of Deliverance with Bishop B.G. Land Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Community Cemetery under direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. Mr. Smith died Dec. 1, 2008, in Tyler. He was born Nov. 14, 1951, in Brookhaven, Miss., and attended Chicago, Ill., public schools. He lived in Smith County since 1981, was a truck driver for the city of Tyler and a member of St. Land Temple Church of Deliverance. Survivors are three daughters, including Tawanna Day, Chicago, Ill.; brother, Charles Smith, Dallas; sister, Catherine Renee Smith, Chicago, Ill.; and several grandchildren.


 


 

Smith, D'Carlus

Smith, D' Carlus 31. Survived by 1 son. WakeFriday, January 9 from 7:15-8:15 pm at Golden Gate Funeral Home- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. Funeral- Saturday, January 10 at 11 am at Mt. Rose Church7151 Field View Lane. Duncanville, TX. To share tributes www.goldengatefuneralhome.com


 


 

Smith, Norman S.

Smith, Norman S. Senior Corporal Norman was born June 14, 1965, in Fontainebleau France. He was raised in England where he attended Royal Duke of York Military Academy in Dover, England. Norman moved to Kaufman, TX in 1980, where he completed his final year of High School. Norman served in the Marine Corps for four years, and joined the Dallas Police Department in 1991, where he served as a patrol officer at the Southeast Patrol Division. From there Norman joined the Gang Unit, where he worked for 14 years. Norman leaves behind his loving wife Regina L. Smith, daughter Clenique L. Williams, son Karlis Smith, mother Carolyn Long, stepfather Dana Long, sister Michelle, granddaughter Marich, niece Charlotte, nephew Thomas, and a host of family and friends. Service will be at 11AM Friday January 9, 2009 at the Potter's House, 6777 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75236.


 


 

Smith, Sr. Cpl. Norman (Featured Guest Book)

Smith was shot Jan. 6 while serving a felony warrant in Dallas. The popular officer, who died one day shy of his 18th year on the force, had an extensive knowledge of Dallas' gangs and was described by Police Chief David Kunkle as one of the department's finest police officers. "I would have thought he was invincible," Kunkle said Tuesday night, choking back emotion. "He was a great, great street officer. He had the heart of a warrior." Smith's death was believed to be the nation's first fatal shooting of an officer in the line of duty in 2009. He is the first Dallas officer shot to death in the line of duty since Mark Nix in 2007. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at The Potter's House, 6777 W. Kiest Blvd. in Dallas. Burial will follow at Restland Memorial Cemetery.


 


 

Smith, Thelma Lee Butler

Smith, Thelma Lee Butler 79. Wake- Friday, January 9 from 7:15-8:15 pm. Funeral- Saturday, January 10 at 11 am. Both services will be held at Golden Gate- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. To share tributes www.goldengatefuneral home.com


 


 

Smith Jr., David

DAVID SMITH, JR. 68 departed this life Jan. 1, 2009. He leaves to cherish his memories; 2, daughters, Michelle Bolding-Smith and Kimberly Denise Carter (Kenneth), three grandchildren, Kenneth, Kelby and Kyra Carter, three brothers and a host of relatives and friends. Memorial Service 1:00 Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 at New Covenant Baptist Church, 2202 Aldine Bender Rd, The Rev. Donald H. Smith Officiating, Private Interment Houston National Cemetery.


 


 

Sneed, Willie Morris

WILLIE MORRIS SNEED departed this life January 5, 2009. He leaves to cherish his memories: a host of loving family and friends. Graveside service Fri. Jan. 9, 2009 at 1:45pm. Services will be held at V.A. Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr.


 


 

Solari, Mickey

NEDERLAND - Mickey Solari, 69 of Nederland passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Mickey was a native of Parks, Louisiana and has lived in the area since 1968. He joined the United States Army serving his country until his honorable discharge and he was a disabled Vietnam Veteran. He started out as a helper and worked his way up to Superintendent in various shipyards in our area. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Chester and sister, Nell Rose Thomas. Mickey is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Georgia Solari of Nederland which they shared more than fifty years together. He was a LSU fan and enjoyed watching the games with his daughter, Wendy Marie Solari of Nederland. He will also be greatly missed by his daughter Jody Solari-Thompson and granddaughter, his brother, Hurvan Solari of Parks, Louisiana family and many friends. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the charity of your choice. Complete and updated information may be viewed at broussardsmortuary.com.


 


 

Sonier, Arthur Eugene

ARTHUR EUGENE SONIER, born February 23, 1948, passed away January 1, 2009. Services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009, @ East Park Baptist Church - 8602 Tidwell. Visitation will be held from 9:00 - 10:00a.m. Funeral Service will begin @ 10:00a.m. Interment: Cemetery Beautiful. Www.legacy.com


 


 

Speck, W.K.

Speck, W.K. Passed away on January 7, 2009 in Plano, TX. He was born on Febuary 20, 1950 in England, AK. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Paige; daughters Rikki and Sara; and mother Janie Williamson. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert and son Kristopher. William was a dedicated fast pitch softball coach in the metroplex for the past 15 years. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the W.K. Speck Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Frost Bank attn: Michael Nutter 8201 Preston Road Suite 180 Dallas, TX 75225. Visitation will be held on January 9, 2009, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home. Service will be held on January 10, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. in Restland Memorial Chapel.


 


 

Stephen (Steve) Crystal Brand

Sunday, January 4, 2009 1:20 AM

A memorial service for Stephen (Steve) Crystal Brand, 74, will be held at the New Braunfels Church of the Nazarene on Monday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. 


 


 

Sternberg, Daniel "Danny"

Sternberg, Daniel "Danny" Age 65, peacefully passed away at his home on January 7, 2009. He was surrounded by his family and friends feeling safe and deeply loved. Born in Chicago on August 2, 1943, he was the son of the late Mike and Peggy Sternberg. He moved to Dallas at the age of 5, was a graduate of Hillcrest High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. His strong work ethic led him to be an entrepreneur with successful businesses for over 40 years. Although he loved his work, his family and friends were the most important to him. He cherished the time he spent with them more than everything else. He was an inspiration to all that knew him. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife Marlene, daughter Randi Schneider, son, Todd, daughter-inlaw Carrie, grandchildren Emily Schneider, Joey and Seth Sternberg, and brothers, Steve and Arnold, sister in-law and brother in-law Esther Rae and Jay Weinstein, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Although he was taken too soon, he had a life full of love and happiness. Danny, Dad, Daddy, Pa, Papa - you will be deeply missed, but never forgotten! Funeral services will be held Friday, January 9, 2009 at 10:00 am at Sparkman/Hillcrest chapel, graveside services will follow. Pall-bearers will be Sonny Friedman, Ron Gaswirth, David Katzen, Norman Gordon, Peter Roth and Ric Weinstein. Rabbi Menachem Block, of Chabad of Plano, will be officiating. Services are 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Danny and Marlene's home. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to St. Jude's Children Hospital or Jewish Family Service.


 


 

Stokes III, M. Young

DENISON - Memorial services for M. Young Stokes III, 81-year-old Denison resident, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel on the Hill Mausoleum. Mr. Stokes died Nov. 24, 2008 at Harris Methodist Hospital. Surviving are his sons, Earl Stokes of Colorado and Andy Stokes of Fort Worth; sister, Margaret Ann Matthews of San Antonio; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Johnson-Moore Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


 


 

Stone, Edgar

PORT ARTHUR - Edgar Stone, 86, of Port Arthur surrounded by his loving family, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, to be with his deceased wife on what would have been their 67th wedding anniversary, Visitation will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur from 5-7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Waco Memorial Park in Waco, Texas officiated by Rev. Scott Wallace. Edgar was born on April 17, 1922, in Eddy, Texas to Abner Earl and Flossie Stone. Edgar graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in June of 1940. He enlisted in the U.S.A.A.F. on September 11, 1940 and was discharged on October 21, 1945. He went to work for the Texas Company on November 7, 1945 until his retirement. He retired as a supervisor of the dispatching department. Edgar and Josephine moved to Wildwood in August of 1981 and lived on the golf course for eight years. Edgar enjoyed playing golf and when he and Jo weren't traveling he was on the golf course. He was a member of First Christian Church and was a past Elder and Deacon. Survivors include his daughters, Brenda Roberts and her husband Rodney Roberts, and Shelley McClain and her husband, Sammy McClain; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Helen Gibson and numerous nieces and nephews. Edgar was preceded in death by his wife Josephine; parents, Abner Earl Stone and Flossie Stone; brother, Richard "Dick" Embry Stone; sister, Lucy Earl Talbert. Pallbearers will be grandsons, James Looney, Stephen Looney, Michael Hughes, Matthew Hughes, sons-in-laws, Rodney Roberts and Sammy McClain. Honorary Pallbearers will be Zachary Thibodeaux, Joshua Hughes and Hunter Scott. If so desired, friends and family may make "Memorial Contributions" in his name to First Christian Church in Port Arthur; Hospice of Texas at 2900 North Street, Suite 100, Beaumont, TX 77702, or Lakewood Christian Church in Waco, Texas. For those unable to attend the services, you may sign the "guest book" at www.mem.com.


 


 

Sturtevant, Joseph Charles "Joe"

Joseph "Joe" Charles Sturtevant, 87, of Robinson, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in a Waco hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home 3124 Robinson Dr. in Waco, with Chaplain Larry Holden officiating. Burial will follow at Carolina Cemetery near Chilton. The family will receive visitors 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening, at the funeral home. Joe was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Rock Falls, Ill., to John J. Sturtevant and Mary (Burke) Sturtevant. He graduated from Rock Falls Township High School in Rock Falls. He attended Northwestern University in Cook County, Ill., and graduated from Finlay Engineering College in Kansas City, Mo. He served in the U. S. Navy Seabee's during World War II. He married Murile (Whitt) Sturtevant on April 8, 1950, at Deer Creek Baptist Church. He was instrumental in setting up the LTV engineering department at NASA and at LearJet Corporation in Tucson, Ariz. He was active in Boy Scouts of America, Little League Baseball and was a member of the Woodcarvers Club of Waco. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Murile Sturtevant; son, Keith Sturtevant and wife, Rhonda of Broken Arrow, Okla.; daughter, Teresa McCune and husband, Preston of Elkhart, Texas; granddaughter, Taylor Sturtevant; grandson, Logan Sturtevant; one nephew; and four nieces. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Waco Humane Society or charity of choice. January 10, 1921 - January 7, 2009 Sign the Guest Book at


 


 

Sue L. Malatek

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:00 AM 

KILLEEN — Services for Sue L. Malatek, 83, of Killeen will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen with the Rev. Floyd Franks officiating. Burial will follow in Gonzales Memorial Cemetery in Gonzales.


 


 

Susman, Beril

Susman, Beril Born July 28, 1929 in Dallas to Roxie and Harry Susman, passed away January 7, 2009 at the age of 79. Beril was a very sweet, kind-hearted man who gave generously of himself, not just to his family, but to many others in the community, as well. Much of his free time was spent assisting at the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry, mentoring children at RISD Academy and at Golden Acres, the Jewish Home for the Aged, where he volunteered his service for more than 40 years. But nothing gave him more joy in life than spending time with his family. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sarah Mary Susman, he is survived by his wife of 46 years Joyce, children Monica and Jeff Susman, and Amy and Marc Hite; and grandchildren Morgan and Caylin Susman, and Zachary Hite. A service will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at Temple Shalom in Dallas. A graveside service will follow immediately at Sparkman/Hillcrest. Rabbi Andrew Paley will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX 75240 or the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society, 6370 LBJ Frwy., Suite 176, Dallas, TX 75240.


 


 

Telles, Blas

: 2-9 today Jan. 7, 2009 at Hillcrest F.H.-Doniphan; with 7 pm vigil service. Funeral Mass: 9:30 am Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at San Martin De Porres (Sunland Park, NM). Interment: Anthony Cemetery. Survived by sons: Gonzalo and Blas Telles Jr.; daughters: Bertha Flores, Irene Mendoza, and Irma Leticia Gonzalez.


 


 

Terrell, Versie Isabell

Services for Versie Isabell Terrell, 68, Tyler, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Jackson Springhill Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Beal officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Springhill Cemetery under direction of Brooks-Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. Mrs. Terrell died Jan. 5, 2009, in Tyler. She was born March 25, 1940, in Smith County to the late Robert and Mercedes Wade Isabell. She was a lifelong resident of Smith County, attended Emmett J. Scott High School, Texas College and East Texas State University. She was a retired teacher and a member of Jackson Springhill Baptist Church, Retired Teachers Association and Heroines of Jericho. Survivors include her husband, Claude Terrell, Tyler; stepsons, Claudie Terrell III, Marietta, Ga., and Thomas S. Terrell, Dayton, Ohio; daughters, Ola Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Celestine Turner, Tyrone, Ga.; brothers, Russell Isabell and Carl L. Isabell, both of Tyler; sisters, Masie Greene, Chicago, Ill., and Navye Cummings, Austin; and 10 grandchildren. Family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 


 

Terry, James E. "Jim"

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

Remembrance/In Memoriam In Loving Memory of James E. "Jim" Terry Jan. 1, 1926 - Sept. 8, 2008 The Board of Officers and Members of .....


 


 

Theena Burgess

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:00 AM 

ROCKDALE — Theena Burgess, 74, of Rockdale died Thursday, Jan. 8, at a Rockdale hospital. Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with the Rev. Jack Chelf officiating. 


 


 

Thomas "Bud" Lynn

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:07 AM 

[Thomas "Bud" Lynn, 57, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. 


 


 

Thomas Eric Hilton

Thursday, January 8, 2009 5:57 PM 

CRYSTAL BEACH — Thomas Eric Hilton, 36, passed away at his residence in Crystal Beach, Texas on December 19, 2008.


 


 

Thompson, Luella DeGrate

CHANDLER - Services for Luella DeGrate Thompson, 89, Chandler, are scheduled for noon Saturday at Faith Tabernacle Church of Deliverance. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Moore Station, under direction of Brooks-Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. Mrs. Thompson died Jan. 6, 2009, in Tyler. She was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Moore Station to the late Farmer and Annie Mae Austin DeGrate, and was a lifelong resident of Henderson County. She attended Central High School, was a homemaker and a member of Faith Tabernacle Church of Deliverance. Survivors include her sons, Vernon Thompson, Farmer Joe Thompson, Lovie D. Thompson and Willie D. Thompson, all of Chandler; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Family will receive friends 1-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 


 

Thompson, Florence Louise Carden

Florence L. Thompson, 102, of Midland, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 6, 2008. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 9, 2009 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ty Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Florence was born November 12, 1906 to Martin and Dollie Ann Carden in Enloe, TX. She was baptized in 1923 and was a charter member of Crestview Baptist Church. Florence was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, JB Thompson and Joe Thompson; three brothers, CC, SB and Ancil; three sisters, Eva Reese, Dezzie (Deck) Gatlin and Martis Miller; one step-grandson, Gary Gummelt and one step-granddaughter, Yvonne Meisner. She is survived by one son, Harold Thompson and his wife Johnnie of Midland; two grandchildren, Tootie Thompson of Midland, Bettye Riddle and her husband David of Midland; five step-grandchildren, Odale Gummelt and wife Donna of Evant, TX, June Gummelt and wife Ellen Ann of Mound, TX, Janice Melde and husband Lloyd of Hamilton, TX, Sam Grummelt of Evant, TX; two great-grandchildren, Robert Riddle, James Riddle and wife Rachel; fifteen step-great-grandchildren; twenty one great-great-grandchildren; and five step-great-great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621 Midland, TX. 79702. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Online Condolences can be made to www.mem.com.


 


 

Tina Henderson

Tina Henderson, 49, of Early died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are pending with Heartland Funeral Home.


 


 

Tina Marie Starling

Monday, January 5, 2009 5:26 PM 

Funeral services for Miss Tina Marie Starling, 45, of New Orleans, La., formerly of Henderson, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Wesley Chapel C.M.E. in Henderson with Rev. Dewayne McAlister and Rev. Darlene Shackleford officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery in Laneville under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.


 


 

Tobias, Randolph Edward "Toby"

RANDOLPH EDWARD "TOBY" TOBIAS, 66, was born October 7, 1942 in Ellinger, Texas to parents Elsie and Frank Tobias, the youngest of four children. His career in management of auto dealerships spanned 35 years; he retired in 2001. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Dee and sons by choice Frank Heuszel and wife Lisa, and Dr. Harold Heuszel and wife Rena, and five grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous aunts and cousins. Friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from five until seven o'clock in the evening at the Bradshaw-Carter Home. Funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the , Houston, TX Office, 2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 175, Houston, TX 77057-4989. Online tributes may be posted at www.bradshawcarter.com.


 


 

Tom V. Rankin III

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:54 AM 

Tom V. Rankin III, 52, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Lockney, passed away Jan. 2, 2009, at his residence.


 


 

Tomlinson, William

William P. Tomlinson, of Midland, died Wednesday, Jan. 7. The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home today, Jan. 9, between 7 p.m and 9 p.m. Services are 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Grace Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. To place online condolences please visit www.mem.com.


 


 

Turner, Maudine Evelyn

Turner, Maudine Evelyn Maudine Evelyn Turner, age 85, passed away suddenly at her home in Plano, TX on January 8, 2009. She was born on February 3, 1923 in Ft. Worth, TX. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Joseph Turner; 2 daughters, Linda Turner Bacon and husband John, Delores Turner Lucas; 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends that she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by her son, Douglas Joe Turner. Evelyn was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Plano. Evelyn who was young at heart enjoyed collecting Christmas Villages and decorating for Christmas. As a cancer survivor she always had a positive outlook and maintained her sense of humor, working up until her death. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Services will be held at First Baptist Church, Plano on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the .


 


 

Turner, Virgil W.

VIRGIL W. TURNER, 80, of Houston passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009. He was born August 16, 1928 in Beaumont, TX. Virgil is preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years Nell Turner; 1 brother, Garland Turner, parents Shirley Virgil and Rose Turner. Virgil is survived by his loving children, Theresa May and husband Rick, V. Kent Turner and wife Sharon, Shirley Turner-Levy; sister, Florence Herrmann; brother, Clifford Turner; eight grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Visitation will be Friday, January 9, 2009 at Brookside Funeral Home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Brookside Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park.


 


 

Van Kleef, William C.

: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral Service: 1 p.m. January 9, 2009 at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Committal Service: 2 p.m. January 9, 2009 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Survived by wife, Maria Han Van Kleef; daughters, Eva Badley, Nellene Westra, Charlotte Woerz, & Margaret Slavik; son, William Van Kleef.


 


 

Venable, Jerry A.

GORDON - Jerry A. Venable, age 74, died from an apparent heart attack at his home in Gordon and entered eternal life on Jan. 5, 2009. Service is 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the old Gordon gym. Burial will follow at Ex-ray Cemetery, Erath County. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Edwards Funeral Home in Strawn. Jerry retired from Lockheed Martin with over 28 years of service and was an avid outdoorsman. Nothing, however, was more important to him than his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were indeed the joy of his life as he was theirs. He was a member of the Gordon Church of Christ and a neighbor to every man. He was faithfully married to his childhood sweetheart, Barbara, for 52 years and 1 day.He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Karla Roberson and husband, Rick, of Gordon; Kelli Dooley and husband, Michael, of Gordon; grandchildren, Ashlea Ranca and husband, Dani, of Gordon, Rhett Roberson and wife, Roslyn, of Granbury, Texas, Charlsie (Buttons) Wright of Glen Rose, Texas, and Daniel Dooley of Gordon; and great-grandchildren, Reeve, Cora and Tyler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Ruby Venable; and children, Victor and Kendra. Memorials may be made to Foster's Home for Children, P.O. Box 978, Stephenville, TX 76401; Tri-City Ambulance, P.O. Box 271, Gordon, TX 76453; or Raceway Ministries Resources, 1309 St. Charles Ave., Pilot Point, TX 76258. Edwards Funeral Home


 


 

Vernon Roy Walker

Friday, January 2, 2009 1:03 PM 

JOINERVILLE - Services for Vernon Roy Walker are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home chapel, Overton with the Rev. Atwell Hankins officiating. Burial will be in the Mason Cemetery, Arp. 


 


 

Vertel, Harold

Vertel, Harold Harold Vertel, 89, born March 8, 1919 in Chicago, Ill. Passed away January 5, 2009 in Plano, TX, Harold served four years in U.S.A.F. during WW II as M/Sgt flight engineer. He graduated S.M.U. in 1948 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He taught as Associate Professor at S.M.U. for one year. After several years as a design engineer, he joined Liberty Broadcasting System and became vice president and assistant to the president. In 1954 he joined Frontier Mfg. Co. and became sales manager in 1956. In 1958 he started Harold Vertel Co., a Mfrs. Rep. organization in the office products industry. He was also past president of Southwest Travelers Club. He founded Hercules Table Co. in 1980 and retired in 1993. Harold is survived by his wife, Robbie. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. His family will receive friends at Sparkman/Hillcrest on Thursday, January 8, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Graveside funeral services are at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2009 in Hillcrest Memorial Park


 


 

Victor Lee Wolfe

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:51 AM

Funeral services for Victor Lee Wolfe, 78, of Lampasas will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. 


 


 

Villanueva, Maria

: 5-9 pm Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at Crestview Funeral Home; with 7 pm vigil service. Funeral Service: 10 am Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at the same funeral home. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. 


 


 

Villarreal, Amadeo

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

MISSION - Funeral Mass for Amadeo Villarreal will be at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abram. Burial .....


 


 

Vowel, Verelyn

Verelyn Vowel, 94, of McGregor, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 7, 2009. Graveside services and interment will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at McGregor Cemetery under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, 1113 West Fifth Street in McGregor, with the Rev. Lianne Turner officiating. Mrs. Vowel was born Aug. 27, 1914, in Souix Falls, S.D., the daughter of the late Ray Eugene and Vera Orpha (Brown) Clark, where she was a 1933 graduate of Souix Falls High School. On Aug. 27, 1937, she married George William Vowel in Waco. After 52 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1989. In 1935, she moved to Waco from Souix Falls. After her 1937 marriage, she moved to McGregor from Waco. For 10 years, Rocketdyne in McGregor employed her as a telephone operator. Later, she was employed by Smead Manufacturing as a secretary until her 1982 retirement, after 10 years of service. Mrs. Vowel was a member of First United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading and shopping. Also preceding her in death was a daughter, Georgiann Vowel; and two brothers, Gene Clark and Sonny Clark. Survivors include a son, Lee Carson Vowel of McGregor; a daughter, Vicki Elliott and husband, George of Belton; a sister, Nadine Hessing of Tehachapi, Calif.; three grandchildren, Lynette Young, Ashley Dunn and Aaron Vowel; five great-grandchildren, Miranda Young, Amy Buzan, Bradley Buzan, Megan Dunn and Emily Dunn; two great-great-grandchildren, Kilie Buzan and Daylan Buzan. For those desiring, the family has suggested Bluebonnet Hospice, 307 Londonderry, Waco, TX 76712, for memorial contributions. Cole Funeral Home, 254-840-2880 August 27, 1914 - January 7, 2009 Sign the Guest Book at


 


 

Waggoner, Edith Ophelia McDavid

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

Edith Ophelia McDavid Waggoner Edith Ophelia McDavid Waggoner left this world January 6, 2009, at the age of 91. Ophelia was born June 21, .....


 


 

Walker, Johnny Leroy

Walker, Johnny Leroy Wake- Friday, January 9 from 6-7 pm. Funeral- Saturday, January 10 at 3 pm. Both services will be held at Golden Gate- 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. To share tributes www.goldengatefuneralhome.com


 


 

Walker, Lora Berniece Hughes

LORA BERNIECE HUGHES WALKER, 92, passed away Tuesday, January 6th, 2009. She was born in Goodrich,Tx. on Sept. 3, 1916, to Walter Vleet and Lennie Holiday of Polk County. She graduated from Goodrich High School in 1934. She was the oldest of six children, and is now reunited with sisters Hazel, Mavis, Floye May and Clarice, and brother W.V. "Bud" Holliday. Berniece was marrid to B.F."Bert" Hughes, who preceded her in death in 1971. John U. Walker, whom she met and married in their "Golden Years " also preceded her in death. Her survivors include sons B.F."Mike" Hughes, Jr. of Livingston, R.Wayne Hughes and daughter Lana, both of Houston; grandson Michael J. Hughes and grand daughters Brenda Johnston, Denise Lewis, Lora Hayes, Rhonda Garley and Cindy Mersch. She also leaves 9 great grand children and 9 great great grandchildren. Berniece was a member of First Baptist Church, Conroe, serving as President of "Live Wires" and is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Andral Van Chapter #741. Funeral services will be held at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery and Funeral Home, 6900 Lawndale, Houston. Visitation is Friday, Jan. 9th, 5-8pm. Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 10th at 10:30am in the Chapel of Angels. Pallbearers include: Clyde Hayes, Bill Huebner, Michael Hughes, Billy Johnston, Brad Lewis, and Terry Selcer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Conroe.


 


 

Wallace, Corlindia Yarham

Corlindia "Carol" Yarham Wallace, 78, of Gatesville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in a Temple hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Scott's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kurt Fuessel officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenbriar Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Sign the Guest Book at


 


 

Wanza, Everett

MR. EVERETT WANZA, 92, entered into eternal rest Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. Visitation will be Sat. Jan. 10, from 10-11am, with the, service to follow at 11:00am. Both services will be held at The Garden of Hope Chapel of Paradise Funeral Home. Officiant: Pastor Maurice Graves. Interment: Houston National Cemetery, Mon. Jan. 12.


 


 

Warren, Willis Burney

WARREN, WILLIS BURNEY, 94, Funeral Service: 10 a.m. January 9, 2009 at Sunset Funeral Home-West. Survived by his son, Charles Burney Warren. 


 


 

Warriner, Dorothy Fones

DOROTHY FONES WARRINER departed to be face-to-face with the Lord on January 6, 2009. A native of Houston, Dorothy was born on September 27, 1923, and at an early age was saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 20, at Berachah Church, 2815 Sage Rd., in Houston. God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died as a substitute for us.


 


 

Watson, James "Big Daddy"

JAMES "BIG DADDY" WATSON, passed away in a local hospital on 12/31/2008. All Services will be held Saturday, 1/10/2009: Visitation (9-11am) and Funeral to follow at (11am) at Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 14513 S. Post Oak Rd., Dr. Richard J. Rose, Pastor. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens. RICHARDSON MORTUARY 3201 Brookfield Drive 713-523-4992


 


 

Weesner, Leslie Carol Dry

Weesner, Leslie Carol Dry Leslie Carol Dry Weesner, 41, of Terrell, passed away at her home on January 3, 2009. Leslie was born June 29, 1967 in Dallas to Diane and Wayne Dry. Leslie was a longtime employee of the Dallas Independent School District, having worked as a Counselor at Lipscomb Elementary School in Dallas for the past 15 years and at Bayles Elementary for the previous 6 years. Leslie loved her job and her students. To the children she counseled, Leslie was an advocate of education and respect for others; and she reflected those values in her own life. After receiving her Bachelor of Science at East Texas State University, she went on to complete a Masters degree in Education and a certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor. After completing these degrees, she continued to enroll in additional classes; currently she was taking Spanish, in order to better communicate with her students and their parents. Leslie will be remembered for her zest for life: her hearty laugh, her playground games of tag with her students, her monthly Bunco games with friends, and her avid interest in her sons activities. She will also be remembered for her many close friendships, her love of animals, and her generosity and devotion to her family. She was a constant source of support to her son, Phillip, and she was the primary caretaker of her grandparents until their passing. More recently, Leslie had been the major support and caretaker of her mother, Diane, during her illness. She is survived by her son, Phillip Michael Weesner, of Terrell; father and step-mother, Wayne and Michelle Dry, of Union Valley; mother, Diane Dry of Garland; aunt, Helen Aristar-Dry and husband, Anthony, of Ann Arbor, MI; uncles, Alan Abernathy and Bruce Abernathy and Bruces wife Gayle; as well as a host of loving friends, co-workers and students, all of whom will miss her dearly. Leslie is also survived by her beloved dogs, Brownie and Cocoa, and cat Rex. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Chapel in Terrell. Memorial gifts in Leslies name may be made to The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and to The Leslie Weesner Memorial Scholarship Fund, a fund instituted by the DISD to support deserving college-bound students who once attended Lipscomb Elementary. Gifts to this fund should be directed to The Leslie Weesner Scholarship Fund, c/o Ms. Yolanda Gonzales, Principal, Lipscomb Elementary School, 5801 Worth St., Dallas, TX 75214. Guest registry may be signed at www.andserson claytonbros.com


 


 

Wells, Raymond

No Description Available! 


 


 

Wertz, Paul L.

Memorial services for Paul Wertz, 88, who died Jan. 1, 2009 in Hospice of the Valley, Surprise, Ariz., will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Sun City West, Ariz. Born on Oct. 21, 1920 to George L. and Johnnie M. Wertz in Whitesboro, he graduated from Sherman High School and married his high school sweetheart, Louise Smith on Jan. 26, 1940. Louise died Sept. 20, 2001. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. Paul worked for Gariett Research 21 years and retired from Allied Signal in California in 1981 working in Research & Development and on the Apollo System for 22 years. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents and brother, Hubert Wertz, Paul is survived by his special companion, Aldyne Shaver; daughter, Paula Jean Gilmore and husband Jim of Washoe Valley, Nev.; and sister, Mary Fitzsimmons of Sherman. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 14066 W. Waddell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85379 or your charity of choice.


 


 

Wheeler, Will

MR. WILL WHEELER, 67, passed away on January 2, 2009. A viewing will be held on Sat., Jan. 10, 2009 from 9 - 11am at Shiloh Community Church ~ 9410 W. Montgomery. Funeral services will follow at 11am. Interment: Cemetery Beautiful.


 


 

White, Betty

No Description Available! 


 


 

Whitehurst, Mollie Wayne

A beloved sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 6, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Mollie Wayne Whitehurst was born March 16, 1925, in Hallsville, to Bronson and Lottie LaGrone Schaffer, she married H. Falvey Whitehurst June 1, 1946. They were married 41 years at the time of his death in 1987. In addition to Hallsville and Longview, she resided in Oklahoma City and Liberia, Africa while on an industrial missionary tour. She was a homemaker and reared three children while teaching Sunday School, attending sporting events and concerts involving her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Bobby Schaffer and two sisters, Mildred Schaffer and Betty Presley. She is survived by two sisters, Willie Huckabee of Haughton, Louisiana, and Audrey Lee of Shreveport, Louisiana; daughter, Linda Whitehurst of Frisco; son, Roland and wife Suzanne of Tulsa, Oklahoma; son, Dan and wife Norma of Longview; grandchildren, Natalie Owens of Broken Arrow Oklahoma, Jared Whitehurst of Dallas, Drew and Brooks Whitehurst of Longview; great-grandchildren, Avery and Dane Owens of Broken Arrow, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday,January 9, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Ford Chapel of First Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Dewayne Beaty and the Rev. David English. Burial will follow in Summerfield Cemetery. The family thanks caregivers Daisy Cox, Geneva Johnson, Joann Tyson and the staff of Beacon Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Beacon Hospice at Margaret's House. A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com


 


 

Whiteside, Mary Ellen Buchanan

MARY ELLEN BUCHANAN WHITESIDE, originally of Bellaire, Texas, passed away December 30, 2008. She was born on March 25, 1917 in Hallettsville, Texas. She grew up in Dickinson, Texas and later graduated from Ball High School in Galveston. She received her BA degree from Rice Institute in 1941. She was an active member of Bellaire United Methodist Church for most of her life. In 2006, she moved to St. Louis to be with family. Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, C.R. Whiteside. She is survived by her two daughters, Sallie Bearden and her husband, Jim of California; Wanda Michels and her husband, Tim, of Missouri; nephew, Rev. Jim McConnell and his wife, Melinda of Texas; and five grandchildren: Carrie Bearden Monterosso and her husband, John, Ross Bearden, Donald Bearden, Aaron Michels and his wife Jessica, Alicia Michels, and two great grandchildren, Zack and Kylie Monterosso. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 9, from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.at Forest Park Funeral Home, 6900 Lawnsdale. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 10 at 11:00 am at Bellaire United Methodist Church, 4417 Bellaire Blvd., with Rev. Valerie Hudson and Rev. Jim McConnell officiating. Pallbearers will be Jim Bearden, Tim Michels, Ross Bearden, Aaron Michels, and Jeff Adamski. Burial will follow at Forest Park, 6900 Lawnsdale. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bellaire United Methodist Church library, at 4417 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, Texas 77401 or to the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick Street 7th floor, NY, NY 10014.


 


 

Whitfield, Roy

Roy Whitfield, 83, of Rosebud, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in a Marlin hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, at Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud, with the Rev. Ozell Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Blubonnet Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Mr. Whitfield was born June 11, 1925, in Rosebud to Judge and Bell Young Whitfield Sr. He lived in the Rosebud area all of his life. He married Gladys Woridge. He farmed and ranched, and was the owner of Big Daddy's Wrecking Yard. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Whitfield of Rosebud; four brothers, Judge Whitfield Jr., R.J. Whitfield, Robert Whitfield and Artist Whitfield, all of Rosebud; three sisters, Marie Hall of Waco, and Charlie Mae Horton and Dorothy Thomas, both of Rosebud. Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home, Rosebud June 11, 1925 - January 7, 2008 Sign the Guest Book at


 


 

Wilhelmenia Williams

Monday, January 5, 2009 5:26 PM 

Funeral services for Wilhelmenia Williams, 88, of Laneville, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Anadarko Church of Christ, Laneville with Bros. John Garrett and Donald Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Anadarko Cemetery, Laneville under the direction of Garmon Funeral Home.


 


 

Wilkerson, C.L.

: 2-9 p.m. Vigil: 7 p.m. January 8, 2009 at Crestview Funeral Home. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. January 9, 2009 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Burial: Restlawn Memorial Park. Survived by son Larry R. Wilkerson, daughter Linda K. Wilkerson. 


 


 

Wilkes, William

Amemorial service will be held for WILLIAM WILKES at 2 pm on Saturday, January 10, 2009. Bill, as he was called by his family, passed away at his home in Houston. He was born August 10, 1947 in Baytown, Texas. His deceased parents were Dorothy Marie Bishop-Wilkes and W.O. (Red) Wilkes. William had a family counseling practice in Houston for many years. He is survived by his sister Shirley Wilkes-Johnson, a brother Ray Wilkes, a beloved daughter Yvette Shaw and grandsons Cade, Cameron and Colson Shaw. Bill, we will hold you in our hearts until we meet again. The memorial service will be held at Miller Funeral Chapel, 7723 Beechnut in Houston 77074, across from Memorial Herman Southwest Hospital just off the Southwest Freeway at 2 pm Saturday, January 10.


 


 

Williams, Hazel

Hazel Whiteside Williams died in Midland Wednesday, Jan. 7. She is survived by her daughters Vicky Hailey of Midland and Lola Prince of Dallas. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at the East Side Church of Christ with Howard Adams, Minister, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home.


 


 

Williams, Annie M. (Edwards)

will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, January 9, at Jones-Washington Mortuary. Annie was born on July 9, 1940, in Marlin, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of The Way The Truth And The Light Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Edwards; daughters, Cheryl Edwards and Linda Lue Edwards. Survivors include her husband, Jessie Williams of Bryan; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeffery and Gussie Edwards of Franklin, Ricky Edwards and Nicholas Edwards, both of Bryan and Terry Edwards of Lubbock; daughters and son-in-law, Linda and William Childs of Bryan, Rhonda Edwards, Donna Edwards and Diane Edwards, all of Lubbock and Brandy Edwards of Bryan; 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


 


 

Williams-Lee, Lois Helen

Williams-Lee, Lois Helen Of Grand Prairie. Born February 20, 1953 in Bynum, TX. Passed away January 4, 2009. Survived by sons Terrance and Antwan; brothers Don and Cliff Williams; 1 grand-child Asia Williams; and husband Edward Lee. Visitation Friday from 1-8 at Lott's Mortuary. Service 1:00 PM Saturday at Central Pointe Church of Christ. Internment in Southland Cemetery.


 


 

Willie Wleczyk

Thursday, January 8, 2009 3:34 PM 

Funeral Mass for Willie Wleczyk, 74, of Fairchilds, Texas, is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville. Burial follows in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.


 


 

Wilson, Ardyn Rain

ARDYN RAIN WILSON passed peacefully in the arms of her parents in the early morning of January 4, 2009 just a few short days after her joyous birth on December 27, 2008 at 5:31 p.m. Ardyn Rain was the daughter of John M. Wilson and Catherine J. Cooper. Her paternal grandparents are Richard and Ann Wilson. Her maternal grandparents are William and Jane Ray. There will be a graveside service at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery on Saturday, January 10th, 2009 at Twelve o'clock. The cemetery is located at 6900 Lawndale Avenue, Houston, Texas 77023. The contact number for the funeral home is 713-928-5141. We ask that young children and babies do not attend the service. John and Catherine also request that everyone dress casually and comfortably in brightly colored clothing as this is a celebration of her life and request that full black attire not be worn.


 


 

Witt, Betty Jo

WINNSBORO - Services for Betty Jo Witt, 71, Winnsboro, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro, with the Rev. Henry Suche officiating. Burial will be in Lee Cemetery under direction of Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Mrs. Witt died Jan. 7, 2009, in Winnsboro. She was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Klondike to the late Louise Monroe and Pauline Ellis Bangs. She was a member of Buckner Orphanage alumni, a homemaker and member of Sharon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmus Witt, in 1993. Survivors include her son, William Witt, Frisco; daughter, Susan Witt, Winnsboro; brothers, Bill Bangs, Dallas, and Hulon Bangs, Lake Livingston; sister, Yvonne Turner, Dallas; and one granddaughter. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. If desired, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society; or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


 


 

Witter, Webster Darrell

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM

Webster Darrell Witter Web Witter died January 7 after a lengthy illness. He was a resident of Buchanan Dam. He was born in Austin ..... 


 


 

Wolfe, J. L. "Buck"

LONGVIEW - Services for J.L. "Buck" Wolfe, 82, Longview, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Rader Funeral Home chapel, Longview. Burial will be in Bascom Cemetery, Tyler. Mr. Wolfe died Jan. 8, 2008, in a Longview hospital. He was born Jan. 1, 1927, in Tyler. He worked in sales for R.J. Reynolds before retiring. Survivors include his children, Roger Wolfe, Gary Wolfe, and Kathy Johnson. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


 


 

Wolfe, J.L. "Buck"

Funeral services for J. L. "Buck" Wolfe, 82, of Longview, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009, in the Rader Funeral HomeChapel of Longview. Burial will follow in Bascom Cemetery in Tyler. Mr. Wolfe was born on January 1, 1927, in Tyler, and passed away on January 8, 2009, in a local hospital. He worked in sales for R.J. Reynolds before retiring. He is survived by his children, Roger Wolfe, Gary Wolfe, and Kathy Johnson. A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com


 


 

Wolter, Wilma

will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009 at Freund Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at St. John Lutheran Church in Lindenau. Burial will follow at Lindenau Community Cemetery. Memorials: St. John's Lutheran Church. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343.


 


 

Wright III, William Thomas Heinrich

: 4-9 p.m. today at La Paz Funeral Home. Cremation after service. Survived by wife Debra J. Wright, son William Andrew Joseph Wright IV, daughters Jolene Evelynn & Amber Jean Michelle Wright, brothers James Clyde & Donald Lee Wright, sister Alexandria Bellido.


 


 

Young III, Jack Wesley

JACK WESLEY YOUNG III TRES-PALACIOS OAKS - Jack Wesley Young III, 63, of Tres-Palacios Oaks, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 in Houston. He was born Feb. 27, 1945, in Bay City, to Evelyn Elizabeth Harris Young and Jack Wesley Young Jr. Jack was a life long resident of Matagorda County, a member of the Golden Ave. Baptist Church, served in the Air Force during the Vietnam era, and also served with the Bay City Police Department and Matagorda County Sheriff's Department. He is survived by his wife: Louise Blackwell Young of Palacios; mother: Evelyn Elizabeth Young of Bay City; daughter: Marcy Ann Craft and husband Frank of Bay City; two sons: Jack Wesley Young III and wife Katy of Holiday Lakes and Barton Pierce Young and wife Lucy of Vanderbilt; step daughter: Tammy Ruiz and husband Randy of Lockhart; three stepsons: Terrell Blackwell Jr. of Bay City, Ronnie Dwayne Blackwell of Palacios, and Keith Blackwell and wife Cynthia of Needville; brother: Clark H. Young of Bay City; five grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his father, Jack Wesley Young Jr., and grandson, Christopher Newsom. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Pastor Max Plus officiating. Interment will follow at Midfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rodney Tucker III, Benjamin Moore IV, Terrell Blackwell III, Chase Blackwell, Keith Blackwell Jr., Jacob Emery Arreguin, Eric Frank Arreguin, and Luke Manuel Arreguin. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Sinclair Craft and Thomas William Mitchell. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, 979-245-4613.


 


 

Zambrano, Linda

Linda Love Zambrano died Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Odessa. She is survived by her husband, Abel Zambrano, of Odessa; daughters Stephanie Acosta and Cindi McDavid of Odessa; stepfather, Ron Hardwick of Del Rio; brother Boyd Paladine Schmitto of McCamey; and sister Norma Thornton of Bedford. Visitation is Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11, from 1p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 12, from 8 a.m. until services. Services are 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Chaplain Farrell Ard. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. There is no interment -- Mrs. Zambrano will be cremated following services.


 


 

Zarate, Viviann Abigail

Friday, January 9, 2009 1:00 AM 

EDINBURG - Visitation for Viviann Abigail Zarate will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today, Jan. 9, 2009, at Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg. Graveside .....


 


 

"Big" Marshal L. King

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:50 AM 

Graveside services for "Big" Marshal L. King, 72, will held on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park in New Braunfels.

No comments:

Post a Comment