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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries
For the Week of December 2, 2007 - December 9, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Rose Elaine Byars
  Rose Elaine Byars, age 56, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Dickinson, Texas on December 1st, 2007.  Rose was a loving wife, devoted mother, tender sister, and forever friend.  She will be missed by all she met - for everyone she met she touched in some way.
  Preceeded in death by her parents Loyd (Bear) Maclin and Ione Maclin, her brother James Loyd Maclin, and her father-in-law Henry Carroll, Rose is survived by Roger Byars - her husband and soul mate, her mother-in-law Maxine Carroll, her daughter Becky Allen and son-in-law Jack, daughter Jennifer Tester and son-in-law Steve, daugher Melissa Walls, son Weldon (CW) Leonard and daughter-in-law Nicole, sister Barbara Hatcher, sister Lynda Bonsall and brother-in-law Jim, brother Tommy Maclin and sister-in-law Phyliss, brother Charles Maclin and sister-in-law Ruby Ann, sister-in-law Maureen Maclin, sister-in-law Dolores Patterson and brother-in-law Jimmy Ray, sister-in-law Janice Hall and brother-in-law Raymond Hall, and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
  Maw-Maw adored her 6 grandchildren and spoiled them all rotten as often as she could.  Brett Alan Walls, Shannon Elizabeth Allen, Stephen Frank Tester III (Trey), Shane Michael Allen, Sarah Margaret Allen, and Travis Darrell Tester will all miss their Maw-Maw very much.
  Rose was born in Woodville, Texas on February 19th, 1951.  Rose grew up in Woodville graduating from Kirby High School (Woodville, TX.) in 1969.  Rose loved her job as an executive secretary for Automatic Power, Inc as she worked there for over 20 years.  Rose and Roger loved riding their motorcyle and attending their different charity events with the Blue Knights Texas Chapter 31.
  Visitation and viewing followed by a Memorial Service celebrating Rose's life will be held on Wednesday, December 5th at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson.  The family will welcome visitors at the funeral home from 5pm to 8pm with the Memorial Service beginning at 7pm.  A motorcycle led procession from the Crowder Funeral Home to her home of Woodville Texas will take place on Thursday morning December 7th at 9am.  Rose will reach her final resting place - Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville- where gravesite services will be held around noon on Thursday, December 6th, 2007.
  Pallbearers will include family members and friends from the Blue Knights Texas Chapter 31.
            Rose had a special place in her heart for our men and women serving our country and their families.  Therefore, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Texas Honor Ride.  www.texashonorride.org.

Elgie Dorow
  Elgie Dorow, 89, of Colmesneil, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, Texas.
  Funeral services were held Friday, November 30th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Colmesneil with burial in Colmesneil Cemetery.   Officiating was Brother Bo Owens and Brother Shaun Sifford.  Serving as pallbearers were Jim Kelley, Jr., Mark Allen Kelley, Christopher Ryan Kelley, James Elwood Kelley, Sr., James Stuart Tyndall and Stuart Dorow.  Honorary pallbearers were Harry Baker, Jamie Davis, Bill Faircloth and Doyle Cowart.
  Visitation began on Friday, November 30th at 12:00 noon at First Baptist Church until service time.
  Elgie was born July 31, 1918 to  William Leslie Ream, Sr. and Ethel May Beacham Reaml  She was a former resident of Beaumont and had lived in Tyler County for the past forty years.  She had worked in retail at the White House Department Store in Beaumont.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Colmesneil.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Earl Dorow, Sr. and her sons, John Earl Dorow, Jr. and Dr. Stuart Allen Dorow.  She is survived by her mother, Ethel May Beacham Ream Boswell, who is 106 years old of Tyler; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Evelyn & James E. Kelley of Tyler; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and fourteen great-great grandchildren.
       Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas   75904, Attn:  Mr. Tracy Kruse.

Herman Marzell Gore, Sr.
            Herman Marzell Gore, Sr., 70, of Woodville passed away December 3, 2007.
  Born July 27, 1937 in San Augustine, Tx, he lived in Woodville for a few years.  He was a retired welder.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ima Welch Gore, Sr.; wife, Emily Gore; brothers, Charlie Mac Gore and Clevis Lavon Gore.
  Mr. Gore is survived by his loving family, sisters, Louise Blake of Spurger and Ima Oralee Sonier of Groveton; brothers, Vernon Stott of Azle and George Gore, Jr of Angleton; son, Herman Marzell of Fort Worth and four grandchildren.
  A memorial book may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com
  Cremation services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.
Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Anita Mary Holt
  Anita Mary Holt, 88, of Houston passed away peacefully on November 28, 2007.
  A native of Mississippi, she lived in Tyler County before moving to Houston.  He was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Holt.
  Mrs. Holt was survived by her loving daughters, Marla Meehan and Elisa Pesta and husband, Gregory; grandchildren, Eric Meehan and wife, Candace and Michelle Kimbrough and husband, Matt; and a special friend, Jeanette Toups and many other loving friends.
  Funeral service was held Friday, November 30, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cypress Untied Methodist Church in Houston under the direction of Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home.  A graveside service was held at 3:30 p.m. at Allison Cemetery in Warren.
  A memorial book may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com
  Local arrangements were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Lewis David Powell
    Lewis David Powell, 88, of Lumberton passed away November 26, 2007.
  Born October 11, 1919 in Clearfield, PA., he lived in Brookeland before moving to Lumberton.  He was retired from the Oilfield industry and a World War II Army Veteran.
  He is survived by his son-in-law, Kieth Walker of Wiergate and a granddaughter, Sherry Bridges of Beaumont and numerous other family members.
  A memorial book may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com
  Cremation services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Vernon Virgil 'Mike' Crippen, Jr. 
Vernon Virgil “Mike” Crippen, Jr., 56, of Woodville passed away November 27, 2007.
   Born September 14, 1951 in Nacogdoches, Texas, he lived in Woodville for a short time.  He was a machinist.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon, Sr. and Lillian Crippen and a brother, Travis Crippen.
   He is survived by his wife, Sandra Pinkard of Livingston; sons and daughters-in-law, David William Friederick of Lufkin, Micheal and Cynthia Crippen of Lufkin, Ronnie Henson and Carla of Nacogdoches; brother, George Crippen of  Conroe; sister, Sue Parker of Weatherly, PA; grandchildren, Cagen, Victoria, Micheal, Haley and Chester.
   A memorial book may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com
  Cremation services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

William Allen Hare
 Funeral services for William Allen Hare, 69, of Town Bluff were held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. in Silsbee with Masonic graveside services following at the Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger.
  Mr. Hare died Dec. 2, 2007 at his residence.
  A native of Silsbee, William had lived in Town Bluff for several years. He was a retired painter.
  Survivors include: his son, James W. 'Jamie' Hare and fiancee Amanda Lowe, of Lumberton; brother Wallace B. Hare and wife Kay, of Jasper; sister Ida B. Greer and husband Glenn, of Bryan, and a number of nieces and nephews.         
  Farmer Funeral Home.

Ruby D. Long
  Ruby D. Long, 86. of Port Arthur, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2007 in Port Arthur, Texas.
  Funeral services will be Thursday, December 6th at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Woodville with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Woodville.  Officiating will be Father Egidio Vecchio.
  Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5th with a 6:00 p.m. Rosary at the Stringer & Griffin  Funeral Home in Woodville.
  Ruby was born September 5, 1921 to Adolphe and Dorothy Castille Dore in Leonville, Louisiana.  She was a former resident of Woodville and had worked as a nurse.
  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Raymond Dickey and Jack Long; and her daughter, Penelope Ann Humes.  She is survived by her daughter, Susan Dugas of Port Arthur; step daughter, Janice Dickey Sanford of Splendora; granddaughter, Misty Ann Hanes & husband Todd of Spring; grandson, Michael Cormier of Groves; great grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Hanes, Blake Austin Hanes, Grace Ann Hanes and Chloe Marie Hanes.
       Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Mildred "Red" Lee Davis
  Mildred "Red" Lee Davis, 89, of Colmesneil, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, Texas.
  Funeral services were held Saturday, December 1, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Colmesneil with burial in Davis Cemetery near Colmesneil. Officiating were Brother Shaun Sifford and Brother Teddy M. Minyard.  Serving as pallbearers were Charles Davis, Robert Addison, James Ray Wood, Roy Gene Williams, Gary Lynn Bryant and Leslie Owens.
  Visitation was held on Friday, November 30th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville.
  Mildred was born August 25, 1918 to Edward Lee & Elora Payne Landrum in Groveton, Texas.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Colmesneil.
  She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Verna Owens and Reba Allison; and brother, "Buck" Landrum.  She is survived by her husband, Woodrow Davis of Colmesneil; son & daughter-in-law, Jimmy & Sandra Davis of Colmesneil; daughters & sons-in-law, Jerrie & Virgil Smart of Colmesneil and Brenda & Cleve Garrard of Athens; grandchildren, Sloane & David Graham of Warren, Toni & Roy Clay of Athens, Christy & Tony Cornum of Crossroads, Samuel Garrard of Seguin, Alex & Alison Davis of Colmesneil and Nikki & Greg Wilmoth of Hewitt; great grandchildren, Keely Graham, Macy Graham, Sadie Hopkins, Mitchell Davis, Brady Davis, Madeline Clay, Connor Clay, Tristan Cornum and Lucan Cornum, niece, Laverne Owens and nephew, Lesley Owens.
  Memorials may be made to W.T. Colmesneil House Library & Musuem, P.O. Box 443, Colmesneil, Texas   75938. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Margarette Johnson
  Margarette Johnson of Woodville, Texas passed away on Monday, November 26, 2007 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont at the age of 86.
  She was born in Zenoria, Louisiana on July 21, 1921 to Mary E. Richardson Miles and James Alfred Miles. She lived in Groves for over 40 years before moving to the Woodville area for the last 30 years. Margarette was a homemaker and a member of Victory in Jesus Church in Town Bluff.
  Visitation was held on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves.  Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2007 at Victory in Jesus Church in Town Bluff with visitation from noon till service time at the church. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Town Bluff.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Johnson and her daughter, Marilyn Gaspard as well as her parents.
  She is survived by her sons, J. C. Johnson and his wife, Christina of Port Neches, Texas, Tom Johnson and his wife, Patsy of Port Neches, Texas, her brother, Curtiss Miles of Groves, Texas along with eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Lloyd Hales
  Lloyd Hales, 73, of  Houston, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at Triumph Hospital of North Houston in Houston, Texas.
  Funeral services were Thursday, November 29th at 11 a.m. at Old Shiloh Cemetery near Woodville under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville. Officiating was Brother Fred Sherrod.
  Visitation was held on Wednesday, November 28th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
  Lloyd was born June 8, 1934 to Wiley & Ida Dell Tucker Hales in Tyler County, Texas.  He was a longtime resident of Houston and had worked as a machinist. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
  He was preceded in death by his mother & father.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years & nine months, Ettie Hales of Houston; son, Jerry Lloyd Hales of Houston; brother & sister-in-law, Hugh & Betty Hales of Woodville; sisters & brother-in-law, Mable McCormick of California, Dora Dell Crawford of Alabama, Gertrude Judd of Houston, and Wiley Fay & Lonnie Robinson of Magnolia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

 

 





 



 

 

 

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