|Corrigan Times - Obituaries
Copyright 2012 - Polk County Publishing Company
LIVINGSTON – Larue Lyons Marshall was born Nov. 13, 1943, the second child of Willie D. and Clarice Lyons, and died on Nov. 26, 2012. She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1961, then went on to further her education at Texas Southern University in the field of education. While at TSU, she met Betty Jeter and her daughter, Ginger. Since that time, they have been like sisters. Larue gave birth to whom she thought were the most gorgeous sons around, Byron Anthony and Christopher Brent Lyons. Shortly after moving home, she attended the Cleveland Vocational School of Nursing while working at Dairy 59. After becoming a licensed vocational nurse, Larue worked nights at Polk County Hospital. After working five years as an LVN, the hospital offered to send her to Angelina Junior College in Lufkin to become a registered nurse. She accepted the offer and finished in the top 10 percent of her class. Larue worked for Memorial Hospital in Livingston, which purchased the county hospital several years ago. During Larue’s career, God blessed her to hold several key positions. She served as a shift supervisor, charge nurse, director of emergency room, director of medsurgery and director of nursing. Larue met the love of her life in the 1970s, Edell (Stick) Marshall. In 1982, before God, family and friends, they were united as one. They lived a life blessed by the Lord until his death in 1992 from cancer. Larue was a member of Livingston Church of God in Christ, where Supt. Rayford Chimney is pastor. Larue had been a member since her youth and served on the board of trustees and as church secretary. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edell Marshall and grandson, Byron Lyons Jr. Larue leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Chief Deputy Byron Anthony Lyons (Sylvia) and Retired Master Sgt. Christopher Brent Lyons (Senior Master Sgt. Anita); six grandchildren, Kia, Alexander, Bryson, Chris Jr., Mark and Brandon; three sisters, Jessie Lyons Price of Houston, Gwen Scales Brackens (Rev. Brackens) and Herma Lois Morris (Stanley) of Livingston; five brothers, Lewis Lyons (Joan) of West Bloomfield, Mich., Steve Lyons (Velma) of Southfield, Mich., Willie D. Lyons (Eredean) of Houston and Otto Anthony Lyons (Glenda) and Joe Lyons of Livingston; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at First Baptist Church of Livingston. Interment followed in Greenfield Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Reggie Lyons, Kelvin Lyons, Derrick Lyons, Cedric Lyons, Christopher Petties and Craig Lyons. Honorary pallbearers were Byron Lyons, Christopher Lyons Sr., Christopher Lyons Jr., Brandon Lyons, Bryson Lyons, Willie D. Lyons, Otto Lyons, Steve Lyons, Lewis Lyons, Joe Lyons and Ralph Figgs Jr. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Lydia Louise Wright, 95, of Corrigan were held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the First Assembly of God Church in Corrigan, Texas with Pastor Phil Corbett officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery in the Barnum Community in Polk County, Texas. Mrs. Wright was born August 3, 1917 in Corrigan, Texas and passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 in Corrigan, Texas. She married Willie Martin Wright at the age of 16 and they were married 56 years. She worked as a nurse in Corrigan, Kerrville and Houston, Texas through the years. Lydia loved people, traveling, fishing and shopping. Most of all she loved her family. After retirement she moved back to Corrigan where she became a charter member of First Assembly of God Church in Corrigan, Texas where she was a WM Leader. She loved her church and her pastor and loved to sing, praise and worship her Lord. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Martin Wright; parents, William Turner and Letha Louise (Belleamy) Turner; sons, Gerald and Earl Wright, Edgar Wright, Jerry Wright, John Wright, LeRoy Wright; grandson, Jerry “Bubba” Wright; granddaughters, Vicki Frankens, Robin Daley; brothers, Martin Turner, Lee Turner, Melvin Turner and A.Z. Turner. Mrs. Wright is survived by Lydia Louise Wright daughter, Betty Kendrick and husband Ken of Lufkin, Texas; sons, Donald Wright and wife Sandy of Baytown, Texas, Arnold Wright of Lufkin, Texas; daughters-in-law, Charlotte Wright, Rita Wright and Tommye Wright all of Corrigan, Texas; grandchildren, Carolyn and Clarence Mitchamore of Livingston, Texas, Linda and Randy Hendry, Mary and Jerry Hoot, Johnny and Connie Wright, Jimmy and Bethany Wright, Martha Barthold, Jennifer and Chris Lucas all of Corrigan, Texas, Kenny and Phyllis Kendrick of Austin, Texas, Michael and Terry Wright of Katy, Texas, Letha and Tim Tullos, Tammi and Darcy Hayden, Chad and Lori Wright all of Lufkin, Texas, Kathy Miles of Conroe, Texas, Donald Lee Wright of Virginia; 42 great grandchildren, 19 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were grandsons Funeral services entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home.