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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries
For the Week of April 10, 2007 - April 17, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Harry Herbert Hunter
  Harry Herbert Hunter, 80 of Warren, passed away Friday, March 30, 2007 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.
  Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 3rd at 2 p.m. at the Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, LA. Officiating will be Brother Gerald Read. Serving as pallbearers will be John Walston, Joe Neal, Mike Thorne, Tommy Walston, Tommy Morgan and Jake Morgan.
  Harry was born October 8, 1926 to Bryce & Rosella Gerrardo Hunter in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a former longtime resident of Lumberton and had lived in Warren for the past ten years. He had formerly worked for the State of Texas before becoming a truck driver and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a loving father to his girls.
  He is survived by his daughters & sons-in-law, JoAnn & John Walston of Spurger, Donna Morgan of Corrigan, and Cherie & Mike Thorne of Warren; grandchildren, Tommy Walston, Tobie Giustiniano, Meranda Morgan, Jacob Morgan, Zachary Thorne and Hannah Thorne; and great grandchildren, Nicole Regier, Dylan Walston and Tanner Morgan.
  Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Grover W. Stroud
  Grover W. Stroud, 92, of Woodville, passed away Friday, March 30, 2007 at Woodville Health & Rehab Center in Woodville, Texas.
  Graveside services were held Saturday, March 31st at 10 a.m. at the Colmesneil Cemetery in Colmesneil, Texas.
  Grover was born June 14, 1914 to John Thomas & Pearl Sorrells Stroud in Alabama.  He was a retired welder with Tampa Ship Building and was a U.S. Army veteran.
  Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

LeLand Gant Moye
  LeLand Gant Moye, 96, of Sugarland formerly of Warren passed peacefully on April 1, 2007.
Born October 9, 1910 in Warren, TX to John and Nancy Laird Gant, she lived in Houston and Sugarland. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
  She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret J. and Hugh Stewart of Houston, Barbara and John Gray of Sugarland, Lynda and Lonnie Azzarello of Sugarland and Sharon and Bill Rowe of Sugarland; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Pat Moye of Houston; grandchildren, Bennie Nedbal, Beverly Berger, John Gray, Jr., Leanne Dyson, Lisa Hereford, Kenneth Azzarello, Kevin Azzarello, Kimberly Godair, Chad Moye, Terry Domagas, Jeremy Rowe, Bryan Rowe and Monica R. Primm; great grandchildren, Whitney Nedbal, Clay Nebbal, Beau Berger, Charlotte Berger, Ellissa Berger, Maria Pauline Berger, Sydney Gray, Sophie Gray, Corey Dyson, Taylor Dyson, Emma Hereford, Ethan Hereford, James Fromen, Bryan Godair, Kaylie Moye, Madison Domagas, Allison Domagas, Abbey Rowe, Carson Primm and Kai Primm.
  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Gerald Read and Frank McMillian officiating. Burial will follow at Fellowship Cemetery near Warren Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
            Honoring their grandmother the grandsons will be pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Chuck

Vera Maylee Tucker Ham
  Vera Maylee Tucker Ham, 91, of Warren, passed peacefully into her Lord's presence on Wednesday, March 28, 2007.
   Born January 1, 1916 in Georgetown to James H. and Lilly Morris Tucker, she lived in Tyler County most of her life. She was a waitress and a devoted mother and grandmother.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Zacharia Ham; daughter, Bobbie Goings and a grandson, John Goings.
  She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Mitchell of Idaho; grandchildren, Laura Rhodes of Warren, David Webley of Alaska, Grant Webley of New Mexico, Cindy Mitchell, Amy Mitchell and Carrie Mitchell all of Idaho; thirteen great grandchildren and twenty great, great grandchildren.
  Funeral service was held Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jeff Pile officiating. Burial followed at Justice Cemetery in Warren. Visitation was held Saturday evening at the funeral home.
  Serving as pallbearers were Cleve Webley, David Webley, Lane Rhodes, Grant Webley, Darryl Wayne Ford and Chris McGallion.
  Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Douglas A. Powell

   Douglas A. Powell, 81, of Woodville, passed away Friday, March 30, 2007 peacefully at his home.
  Born August 9, 1925 in Texarkana, Ark, he lived in Tyler County for many years. He was a World War II Navy Veteran.
  He is survived by his dear friend, Marie Bitting of Woodville and many other friends.
  Cremation service was held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville.
  Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Mae Elizabeth Hensarling Sawyer

  Mae Elizabeth Hensarling Sawyer, 85, formerly of Woodville, went to her heavenly reward with the Lord on Sunday, April 1, 2007 at the Ware Presbyterian Home in Oxford, Pennsylvania.
  Born September 17, 1921 in Woodville to Hiram Chester and Adeline Elizabeth Addison Hensarling. She was a seamstress, cafeteria worker in the Woodville School District, devoted mother and homemaker. Mrs. Sawyer resided in Diboll from 1999 to 2006 before moving to Pennsylvania in 2006.
  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Wayne Sawyer; son, Robert Wayne Sawyer; brothers, John Hensarling of Woodville, Kimmie Hensarling of Rockland, Delbert Hensarling of Woodville, Clarence Hensarling of Beaumont; a sister, Lennie Nell Hensarling Mahaffey of Chester.
  She is survived by her loving daughters, Mary Jean Sawyer Nettles and husband, Joe Curtis Nettles of Diboll and Peggy Sue Sawyer Terry and husband, Billy Jack Terry of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Ladonna Nettles Garza of Diboll, Greg Curtis Nettles of Diboll and Jerry DeWayne Terry of Wylie; sister, Nina Hensarling Letney of Zavalla; brother, A. C. Hensarling of Splendora and two great grandchildren.
   A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 at the Camp Ground Cemetery on FM 256 West of Woodville. Brother C. G. Grigg, retired pastor of the First Baptist Church of Diboll will officiate.
  Visitation will be held Friday, April 6 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home.
  Memorial may be made to the Heartland Hospice Services in memory of Mae E. Sawyer, 5 Christy Drive, Brandywine Two, Suite 103, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.
  Services are held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Wayne Motl
  Wayne Motl, of Fannett passed away after a long and valiant struggle with what is commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease. Many of you have worked with Carolyn in her role as a long time community developer for Entergy Texas. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5 at Broussard's Mortuary, 1605 N. Major in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm, Wednesday, April 4 also at Broussard's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association at www.als-mda.org.








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