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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries
April 2010
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SMART
Navida Suzanne Smart, 75, of Fred passed away March 22, 2010 at her residence. Born March 4, 1935, in Arkansas, she lived in Warren for eleven years before moving to Fred ten years ago. She became a registered nurse because of her love of helping people who were sick and in need of help. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew and loved her. She was a member of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church of Fred and the Spurger Chapter #315 Order of The Eastern Star. She is survived by her loving husband, Gordie Smart; children, Debra Keffer of Warren, Joyce Smalley of Phoenix, Arizona, Diane Motaza, Hugh Hill, III, and Robert Hill of New Mexico; brother, Roy Ward of Okanowa; grandchildren, Kyle Keffer, Chris Keffer and Misty Roberts all of Warren, Barry Derlago of Portland Oregon, and Michelle Udell. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at the Fellowship Cemetery in Warren. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Services are held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County,

HENSARLING
T.J. “Pop” Hensarling, 82, of Woodville, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Woodville Health & Rehab Center in Woodville, Texas. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 21st at 3:00 p.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Hester Cemetery near Warren. Officiating was Brother Jesse Hughes. Serving as pallbearers were T.J. Sturrock, Justin Sturrock, Clay Hensarling, Richie Breaux, James Ard, Bart Dean and James Collier. Visitation was held on Saturday, March 20th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. T.J. was born October 18, 1927 to Thomas Elmer & Emma Brown Hensarling in Tyler County. He was a lifelong resident of Tyler County. His grandchildren were a source of joy to him. He had his own special seat at Jarrotts and had free lifetime coffee privileges. In 1976, with his son Tommy, he acquired the Woodville Mobil Station which they operated for eighteen years prior to opening Hensarling Tire. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Hensarling in 2009. He is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Tommy & Kathi Hensarling of Woodville; daughter & son-in-law, Pam & Bobby Joe Stephens of Lufkin; sisters, Genece McCurley of Texas City, and Inece Hughes & husband, Jesse of Woodville; grandchildren, Justin & Cindy Sturrock of Sugar Land, Thomas & Stacy Sturrock of Lufkin, Lea Ann & Richie Breaux of Port Acres, and Clay & Sarah Hensarling of Lufkin; great-grandchildren, Erik Sturrock, Thomas Sturrock and Keelie Breaux. Memorials may be made to Woodville Health & Rehabilitation Activity Fund, 102 N. Beech St., Woodville, Texas 75979. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

MILLER
Lula Mae Lee Miller, 86, of Woodville, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at her h o m e . She was born July 16, 1923 to Ludie Al p h i n Lee and P. J. Lee in Port Arthur, Te x a s . She lived in Port Arthur for over 60 years before moving to Woodville to be close to her family. Lula Mae retired from Retail Merchants Association as a Assistant Manager with 20 years of service. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Port Arthur. Visitation was held on Monday, March 22, 2010 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Funeral service was held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson with Rev. Bubba Miller, her grandson, officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Grady E. Miller, Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Theda Landry and husband Robert of Mont Belvieu, Texas, her son, Grady “Sonny” Miller, Jr. and wife Linda of Woodville, Texas, along with five grandchildren, Penny Tinkle and husband Billy, Pam Haygood, Bubba Miller and wife Tammy, Tisha Young and husband Doug, Tara Matson and husband Chris. She is also survived by her twelve great-grandchildren, Heather Tinkle, Micah Tinkle, Dana Haygood, Jason Haygood, Macie Haygood, Bradlee Miller, Sonnilyn Miller, Haylee Young, Abigail Young, Reese Young, Miles Matson and Jack Matson.

OGDEN
Henry Eugene Ogden, 80, of Woodville passed away March 21, 2010 at the Tyler County Hospital. Born January 26, 1930 to Robert Athan and Eda Wright Ogden, he lived in Woodville for many years. He was a retired driver for Overstreet LP. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, John Stephen Ogden and a daughter, Barbara Ann Ogden Hooks. Mr. Ogden is survived by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Lynn Ogden of Woodville; brother, R. A. Ogden of Port Neches; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Cremation service was held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

ADAMS
Nathaniel Adams, Sr., 64, of Doucette, TX, went from labor to reward on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at his daughter’s home in Colmesneil, TX. Nathaniel’s going home celebration was on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at the Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Colmesneil. Rev. Edward Gambrel, pastor, and Dr. Richard Barclay officiated. Nathaniel leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife Bernice Adams of Doucette, daughter Tammie Ward (Joseph) of Colmesneil, sons Nathaniel Adams, Jr. of Palestine, Billy and Kevin Adams of Doucette, Michael Adams of El Paso, six grandchildren, sisters Carrie Cooper (Murry) of Aurora, CO, Georgia Davis of Beaumont, TX, Freddie Thomas of Woodville, brothers Tinnie Adams and Rev. Charles Minter (Bobby) of Houston, Oliver (Ruth) and Albert Barclay of Woodville, and Dr. Richard Barclay (Shirley) of Lithonia, GA.

SMITH
Funeral services for Mildred Lydia Smith, 91, of Silsbee will be Friday March 12, 2010 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Chester. Mrs. Smith was a native of Chester and resident of Silbee. Survivors include daughter Virginia Gray and husband John of Silsbee; three grand children Gregg Gray of Silsbee, Audra Payton of Buna, and Clint Gray of Silsbee; two great grandchildren Garrett and Kaitlyn Gary. Farmer Funeral Home. Condolences will be accepted at http://www.timeformemory. com/farmer.

SMITH
Genevieve “Jean” Crosby Smith, 72, of Orange, passed away, Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Harbor Hospital in Orange, Texas. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Town Bluff Cemetery near Woodville. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 17 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Jean was born October 18, 1937 to James Arthur & Reda Mae Height Crosby in Spurger, Texas. She had worked in the hospitality industry as a waitress/manager. She was a devoted mother to her children and was a hard worker. She loved life despite any hardships she may have encountered. She had kind words for everyone and loved her grandchildren dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Pullam and Ronald Fontenot both of Orange; daughters, Carrie Self & husband, Rocky and Donna Browne all of Orange; brothers & sisters-in-law, Bill & Sue Crosby of San Augustine, Barney Crosby of Vidor, Dudley Crosby of Silsbee, Elmer Crosby of Spurger and Michael & Linda Crosby of Vidor; sister & brother-in-law, Gwendolyn & Lawson Parker of Dallas; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

MAY
Joseph David May, 91, of Woodville, passed away, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Conroe Regional Hospital in Conroe, Texas. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Center Hill Cemetery in Lovelady, Texas. There will be no scheduled visitation. Joseph was born June 14, 1918 to John David & Minnie Cordelia Houchin May in Lovelady, Texas. He was a longtime resident of Woodville. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp WWII veteran, a true patriot, a farmer at heart, who loved to garden. He never met a stranger and was a very patient man. He was preceded in death by a son, John David May. He is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Elmer & Trina May of Woodville; daughters, Georgia Ann of Woodville and Shirley Louise of Lovelady; and numerous grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

PIERSON
William “Bud” Eugene Pierson, Sr., 76, of Woodville passed away March 10, 2010. Born October 16, 1933 in Navarro County, Texas to Roy Albert and Lector Ethel Coplen Pierson, he lived in Woodville for most of his life. He was retired from the Tyler County Precinct #1 barn as an equipment operator and a member of the Harmony Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Louise Pierson; sons, Danny Lee Berry “Pierson” of Woodville, William Eugene Pierson, Jr. and wife, Rebecca of Mauriceville, Thomas Duane Pierson and wife, Risa Ann of Colmesneil, James Lenord Pierson and wife, Jennifer of Woodville and Elzie Leo Pierson of Woodville; daughter, Cynthia Diane McCollister of Woodville; brother, Walter Pierson and wife, Margaret of Fred; sisters, Phyllis Hancock and husband, Ron of Vidor, Margaret Rawls and husband, Jimmy of Colmesneil; eighteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with his son, William E. Pierson, Jr. and Brother John McKee officiating. Burial followed at Camp Ground Cemetery in Woodville. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Roy Pierson, Jimmy Willman, Jimmy Pierson, Michael Stephens, Brian McKee, Johnny McKee. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

ARLEDGE
Joyce Janet Arledge, 75, of Hillister, passed away, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. Officiating was Brother Clark Mahoney. Visitation was held on Friday, March 12 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Joyce was born December 10, 1934 to James Clarence & Lois Adelade Jackson Gray in Houston, TX. She was a former resident of Jasper and had lived in Hillister for the past ten years. She was a retired home health nurse and was a member of Hillister Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Robbie Parr. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, James “Jake” Arledge of Hillister; daughters & sons-in-law, Pam & Dale Langley of Silsbee and Linda & Wayne Guerin of Tool; sons & daughters-in-law, Wade Parr of Fort Stockton, Clint & Sandy Parr of Silsbee, Matt Parr of Seabrook and Sam & Lori Arledge of Tampa, FL; sister & brother-in-law, Deloris & David Williams of Seattle, WA; brother & sister-in-law, Lloyd & Monica Gray of Jamaica Beach, TX; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

JONES
Claude Joseph Jones, Sr., 90, of Woodville, formerly of Silsbee, passed away, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Woodville Health & Rehab Center in Woodville, Texas. A private family service will be held at a later date. Claude was born October 5, 1919 to Charlie & Katherine Jones in Lakeview, Texas. He was a lifetime resident of East Texas and was a retired carpenter. He was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran. He is survived by his sons, Claude “Bubba” Jones, Jr. of Silsbee, Johnny Ray Jones of Bronson and Kenneth Jones of Jasper; daughters, Charlotte Dulaney of Hemphill and Cindy Elliot; brother, Edgar Jones of Colorado; fourteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

LYON
Sally Johnson Lyon, 93, of Woodville passed away March 10, 2010 at the Dogwood Trails Manor Nursing Home. Sally was born in Milvid, Texas on March 8, 1917 to W. L. Johnson and Ada Dowden Johnson of Romayor, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Honey Island but has been living at the Dogwood Trails Manor since 2001. She was a housewife who enjoyed sewing quilts, gardening and loved music. Preceding her in death was her husband, Jim Lyon, daughter, Jean Hamm and a grandson, Kevin Lewis. She is survived by her two daughters, Olivia Kennedy of Jasper and Arlyne Lewis of New Caney; one son, Jim Lyons, Jr. of Honey Island; seven grandchildren, Tony Hamm of Vidor, Molly Hamm Crozier of Woodville, Steve Kennedy of Schertz, Treva Kennedy Sullins of Lumberton, Angela Lewis of Kingwood, Leslie Vaughn of Laredo and Jimmy Lyons, III of Hardin; several great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews other family members and friends. A graveside service was held Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Bluewater Cemetery in Polk County with Bill Crozier officiating. Visitation was held Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the funeral home. A memorial book may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank the staff of Dogwood Trails Manor and Odyssey Hospice for their loving care of their Mother during her illness. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

GRAHAM
Patsy Ruth Graham, 70, of Colmesneil, passed away, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Dogwood Trails Manor in Woodville, Texas. Funeral services were held Friday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church near Colmesneil with burial in Davis Cemetery. Officiating were Brother Jack Lewellen and Brother Milton Powers. Serving as pallbearers were Shawn Graham, Derek Marshall, Joshua Marshall, Timothy Hall, Terry McCoy, Michael McCoy and Donnie Graham. Visitation was held on Thursday, March 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Patsy was born July 2, 1939 to Byron & Elvera Mitchell in Houston, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Colmesneil and had worked in the healthcare industry as a nurse at Mary Dickerson Memorial Hospital in Jasper. She loved her family, horses and other aspects of living in the country. She always accepted the challenges that were put in front of her. She was a good nurse and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Byron & Elvera Mitchell; daughters, Patricia & Karen Graham; and her sister, Margaret McCoy. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Willis Graham of Colmesneil; son & daughter-inlaw, Shawn & Melody Graham of Brookeland; daughters & son-inlaw, Brenda & Chester Marshall of Rockland and Sheila Parker of Colmesneil; sisters & brothersin- law, Peggy & Billy Lane of Batson and Nina & Kenneth Hayes of Jasper; grandchildren, Joshua Marshall and Derek Marshall; and great grandchildren, Seth Landon Marshall, Jocelyn Grace Marshall and Hayden Lane Graham. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

TURNER
Carol Renae Turner, 60, of Warren passed away March 9, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Tx. Born September 6, 1949 in Marion County, West Virginia to Paul and Gertrude Mullins Taylor, she lived in Warren for many years. She was a nurse at Avalon Place in Kirbyville, Tx. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, David and Misty Jones of Warren; sisters, Sharon Cole of Canfield, Ohio and Sussan Lewis of Transfer, Penn; brother, Richard Taylor of Collierville, Tenn; and a granddaughter, Taylor Jones of Warren. A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Schouviller
Edward Nicholas Schouviller, 87, passed away, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, Texas. Ed was born October 7, 1922 to Henry Schouviller and Clara Wills Schouviller in St. Paul Minnesota. Ed married Beulah Baker in Gulf Port, Mississippi on August 29, 1954 and they made their home in Port Arthur, Texas. They were married 55 years. They had one daughter, Sue Ann Robinson. Ed attended the: U.S. Maritime Training School in New York City where he received endorsements for Fireman and Oiler on United States sea-going vessels; U.S. Maritime Training School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he received an endorsement as a Diesel Engineer; U.S. Maritime Officers’ Training School in New London, Connecticut where he received his license as Third assistant Engineer for both steam and diesel ships of unlimited horsepower; Bramble School of Navigation and Engineering in Baltimore, Maryland where he received his license as First Assistant Engineer, unlimited horsepower and his license as Chief Engineer, unlimited horsepower. He worked for American Trading and Transportation Company, Inc. from October 23, 1957 until he retired on July 1, 1987. He served in the Merchant Marines during the Korean Conflict, Vietnam War, and the Gulf War. He was a member of the Elks Club of Port Arthur, Texas. Upon arriving in Woodville, he served God as a member of Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church and as a member of the Men’s Club where he served as a past president and helped wherever he was needed. He will be missed by his church family and others whose lives he touched. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Clara Schouviller and his brother, Valerious Nicholas Schouviller. Ed is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beulah Mae Schouviller of Woodville; daughter & son-in-law, Sue Ann & R.J. Robinson of Kinston, NC; and grandchildren, Sheila Gail Issa & husband, Ahmed of Seattle, WA, R.J. Robinson, III & wife, Lisa of NC and Ronni Brantley of NC; great grandchildren, R.J. Robinson, IV, Makayla Robinson, Sarah Issa, Mo Issa, Coyote Brantley, Santanna Brantley, Ronni Davis and Brandy Nethercutt; and great-great grandchild, Harley Davis. Visitation was held on Friday, March 26 beginning at 5 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, March 27 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Pines Men’s Club. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Getz
Funeral services for Jacqueline Getz, 69, of Spurger was held at 2 p.m. Monday M a r c h 29, 2010 at Farmer Funeral Home in S i l s b e e with interment followi n g i n T u r n e r B r a n c h Cemetery in Spurger. Visitation was held at 5pm Sunday March 28, 2010 at the funeral home. Mrs. Getz passed away Friday March 26, 2010 at Hermann Memorial Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. She was a native of Beaumont and long time resident of Spurger. Mrs. Getz was a volunteer Social Worker for Tyler County Survivors include husband Ronald Guy Getz Sr., of Spurger; three sons, Mark Wayne Reddoch and wife Terri of Vidor, Ronald Guy Getz, Jr. of Spurger and Richard Graham Getz and wife Cynthia of Spurger; three daughters Paulette Solis of Spurger, Charlsye Ratcliff and Wallace Anderson III of Texas City, Ronda Ard of Spurger; mother Sallie Jeffcoat of Beaumont; brother Jack Jeffcoat of Meeker; seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Farmer Funeral Home. Condolences will be accepted at http://www.timeformemory. com/farmer.

Rigsby
John Wesley Rigsby, 85, of Woodville passed away March 28, 2010, at the Dogwood Trails Manor Nursing Home. Born November 28, 1924 in Woodville, Tx to Johnny and Stella Rigsby, he lived in Tyler County all of his life. He was retired from the logging industry. At an early age, he joined the Moss Hill Baptist Church that merged with Little Flock Baptist church where he served as a deacon. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Helen Rigsby and numerous siblings. John is survived by his loving and caring daughter and sonin- law, Tarsha and Troy Rigsby of Doucette; step-daughters, Gloria Kirkwood and Gertie Mae Edwards both of Hillister; step-son, Vinson Edwards of Hillister; and eight special grandchildren and eight special great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Little Flock Baptist Church in Hillister. Burial will follow at Moss Hill Cemetery near Woodville. Visitation was held Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Honoring their uncle as pallbearers were his nephews. Services are held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Gallier
Clara Kirkland Gallier, 74, of Tyler County passed away March 25, 2010 in Beaumont, Texas at Harbor Hospice. Born August 14, 1935 in Port Arthur, Tx to Russell Ed Kirkland and Gertie Mae Guidry, she has been a resident of Tyler County for the past 47 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. Clara was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children, Rusty Gallier, and wife, Caron of Dickenson, Charlotte Martin and husband, Tim of San Antonio, Jim Gallier and wife, Liz of China, Mike Gallier, Carrie Janak and husband, Aaron of Houston; sister Pat Tatum; grandchildren, Kristen Brown, Eric Negron, Jeffery Gallier, Jennifer Blake, Catherine Janak, Lauren Gallier, Ryan Martin, Lindsey Gallier, Christopher Janak, Jared Gallier and Victoria Janak; and seven great grandchildren. A graveside service was held Sunday, March 28, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Old Shiloh Cemetery in Woodville with Brother Steven Waldrep officiating. Memorial may be made to the charity of your choice. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Webb
Faye Marie Fowler Webb, 86, of Colmesneil passed away March 24, 2010 at her residence. Born January 21, 1924 in Marston, Tx to Robert Fowler and Sara Octiva Corry, she lived in Colmesneil for many years. She was retired from G&G Machine Shop as a bookkeeper. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee Webb. Faye is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Bill Potter of Rosharon; sister, Bobbie Fowler of Colmesneil; sister-in-law, Audrey Fowler of Orange and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Friday, March 26, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Stockman officiating. Burial followed at the Colmesneil City Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Simeon Drake, Wade Skinner, Brother-In-Law, Mike Grantham, Charles Fitzgerald and Richard Fowler. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Smart
Navida Suzanne Smart, 75, of Fred passed away March 22, 2010 at her residence. Born March 4, 1935 in Arkansas, she lived in Warren for eleven years before moving to Fred ten years ago. She became a registered nurse because of her love of helping people who were sick and in need of help. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew and loved her. She was a member of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church of Fred and the Spurger Chapter #315 Order of The Eastern Star. She is survived by her loving husband, Gordie Smart; children, Debra Keffer of Warren, Joy Smalley of Phoenix, Arizona, Diane Motaza, Hugh Hill, III, Robert Hill of New Mexico and Barry Derlago of Portland, Oregon; brother, Roy Ward of Okanowa; grandchildren, Kyle Keffer, Chris Keffer and Misty Roberts all of Warren, and Michelle Udell. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Virgil Segret, Brother Garnet Hatton, Brother James Odom, Brother Nathan Allemang and Brother Leonard Pilgree officiating. The Spurger Chapter #315 of the East Star conducted Eastern Star Services at the funeral home. Burial followed at Fellowship Cemetery in Warren. Serving as pallearers were Welton Balla, Leonard Pilgreen, Willie Tolar, Alan Smart, G. Alan Smart and Roger Odom. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Brandin
Betty Ann Beason Brandin, 88, of LaSalle, LA formerly of Woodville passed away March 28, 2010. Born June 15, 1921 in Panola County, Tx to Robert L. Beason and Luella Pasneal, she lived in Tyler County most of her life before moving to Jena, LA. She retired from the Tyler County Hospital as a nurse after many years of service. A member of Harmony Baptist Church, she was a loving Christian wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert L. Beason and a son, Luther Earl “Buddy” Brandin. She is survived by her children, Robert Abe Brandin of Woodville, Betty Elaine Grimm of Jena, LA, Perry Ray Brandin of Jena, LA and Ruby Ilene Brandin of Kirbyville; twelve grandchildren, thirtyone great grandchildren, three great, great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren on the way. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at the Camp Ground Cemetery near Woodville. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Honoring their grandmother as pallbearers were her grandsons and great grandsons. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

 

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