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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries
For the Week of August 10, 2008 - August 17, 2008
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Deacon Paul Rachal
            Deacon Paul Rachal, 81, of Woodville, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at his residence.
            Funeral services were held Saturday, August 9th at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery all in Woodville.  Officiating were Bishop Curtis Guillory, Father Egidio Vecchio and Father Steven McCrate.  Serving as pallbearers were his fellow Deacons.
            Visitation was held on Friday, August 8th at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church beginning at 5 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Wake service.
            Paul was born January 19, 1927 to Blanchard and Laura LaCaze Rachal in Montrose, LA.  He was a longtime resident of Tyler County and was a retired self-employed plumbing contractor.  He was ordained in June 1983 and had served as Deacon at St. Pius Catholic Church and Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church both in Beaumont and Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Woodville.  He was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran.
            He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kitty Rachal of Woodville; sons & daughters-in-law, Ronald Rachal of Woodville, Michael & Jane Rachal of Conroe and Phillip & Patricia Rachal of Sacramento, CA; daughter & son-in-law, Melanie & Danny Barrett of Houston; brothers, Herman Rachal of Vidor and Preston Rachal of Hot Springs, AR; sister, Lucille Barksdale of Sulfur Springs; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
            Memorials may be made to the Youth Group of Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, Alzhimer’s Association or Lakes Area Hospice of Jasper.
            Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Terrance Ray Brown
            Terrance Ray Brown, 59, of Rocky Springs passed away July 29, 2008 at his residence.
            Born January 28, 1949 in Rockland, Tx to Ben and Jessie Oden Brown, he lived in Tyler County most of his life where he worked as a logger.  He was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend to all who knew and loved him. 
 He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Bennie Brown and a son, Terry Brown.
            He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Brown of Rocky Springs; brothers and sisters-in-law, Royce and Lee Brown of Rockland, Steve and Charlotte Brown of Hemphill, Ricky Brown of Rockland, Michael and Amanda Brown of Kirbyville and Paul and Gaynell Brown of Rockland; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Danny Brown of Colmesneil and Marla Brown of Vidor; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Debbie Adaway of Rocky Springs, Elmer and Tracy Adaway of Colmesneil, Kenneth and Susan Adaway of Colmesneil and Diane and Shilo Alvarado of Houston; and many nieces and nephews.
            A graveside service was held July 31, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Carter Cemetery in Colmesneil with Brother Ben Gibbs officiating. 
            Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Adaway, Eddie Rawls, Tony Parker, Brian Adaway, Steve Brown, Jr. and Paul Brown.
            Funeral services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Floy McCaffity "Tutu" Adams
            Funeral services for Floy McCaffity “Tutu” Adams, 91, of Longview, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home with Brother Yankton Hatten officiating.  Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.  The family will greet friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
            Mrs. Adams died Sunday at her residence.
            She was born in Colmesneil, Texas on February 26, 1917 to Isaac L. and Sarah Elizabeth Hayes.  Flow was a retired beautician, having worked at Glo-M Beauty Shop.  She attended Longview Christian Church and was a member of the Monday Night Bible Study Group. 
            Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Lloyd McCaffity and Buford Adams and brothers Allen and Thomas Hayes.  She is survived by a son, Jerry McCaffity and wife Toni of Longview, granddaughters, Monica Hill and husband David of Cedar Park, TX., and Megan Robertson of Smyrna, Ga., grandson, Thomas Gorman of Longview, great granddaughters, McLendon Hill and Jordan Hill of Cedar Park, TX, niece, Alleen Taylor of Magdalena, NM, and cousins, Bobbie Hopson of Colmesneil, TX, Claudine Poole of Nacogdoches, TX and Ann Laird of Conroe, TX.
            Pallbearers will be Jim Hurst, Phil Wilson, Marshall Mitchell, Guy Harrison, Rob Foster and Ronnie Dotson.
            Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Careteam Home Health Service, of Longview.
            A special thanks to Phillip Smith and Pam DeCanio for their devotion, care and love during this difficult time.  Also thanks to Mindy Borden of Careteam Home Health Service for her assistance, advice and special care.
A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com

 

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