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Tyler County Booster- November 7, 2009 - December 10, 2009
Allen Ansio Ravelli, 92, of Hillister
passed away November 28, 2009, at the Woodville Convalescent
Center Nursing Home.
Born November 16, 1917 in Patterson, CA; He was a retired warehouseman for Von’s Grocery
and a World War II Army Veteran. He lived in Hillister for many years.
He is survived by his daughters, Linda Benoit of Hillister and Patricia
Latiolait of Henderson, NV; son, Jim Ravelli of Mira Loma, CA; sister, Mary Macey of Santa Rosa, CA; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A visitation was held Monday, November 30, 2009, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Patterson District Cemetery
in Patterson, California.
A memorial book may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com
Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Tyler County.
David Branch Curry, 92, of Vidor, formerly of Woodville, passed away Wednesday, November
25, 2009 at Oakwood Manor in Vidor, Texas.
Funeral services were held Saturday,
November 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral
Home Chapel in Woodville with a 3:00 p.m. committal service
at Rusk County Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Henderson. Officiating were Dr. Raymond A. Parker and Brother James Henderson.
Visitation was held on Friday, November 27th, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
David was born July 16, 1917 to Reverend David William & Francis L. Branch Curry in Buffalo,
Texas. He was a retired petroleum engineer from Smith International, Inc. and was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. He liked to hunt, especially during deer season, to travel, enjoyed his work, sing and loved his Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Rachel Curry.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Mary Grace Curry of Vidor; daughters, Deborah Beckmann & husband, Dwight of Waco and Myra Swearingen & husband, Boyd of Houston; step sons, David Moore & wife, Kaye of Vidor and Roy Moore & wife, Tina Green of Vidor; step-daughter, Susan Patton & husband, Todd of Vidor; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Services were under the direction
of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.
Glenda Ruth Glenn McMillan, 80, of Warren passed away peacefully unto her Lord on November 29, 2009. Born May 17, 1929 in Warren, Tx, to the late Gordia and Bertie Gant McMillan, she lived in Nederland before moving back to Warren many years ago. She was a retired beautician and member of Hebron Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Hilda D. and Keith Maass of Warren; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry L. and Francine Glenn of Las Vegas, Ronald E. and Kathy Glenn of Warren, Gordy M. and Joann Glenn of Missouri; sister, Johnnie R. Cecil; sixteen grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Joe Caraway officiating. Burial will follow at Fellowship Cemetery in Warren. Visitation was held Wednesday from 6 p.m .until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers was Jason Glenn, Phillip Mashaw, Micah Rice, Adam Cline, Skylar Maass, Dakota Maass, Tanner Maass and Shawn Glenn. Serving as honorary pallbearer was Sgt. Brandon Cline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to M.S. Society, Gateway Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.
Kimberly Ann Edgerly, 47, of Jasper passed away peacefully on November 25, 2009 at her residence after a brief illness with cancer.
Born December 24, 1961 in Port Arthur, Tx, she lived in Jasper for many years. She was retired from UTMB as a phlebotomist currier. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. Kimberly was preceded in death by her mother, Tillie Christine King, Edgerly, Castillo, Jones, Huff. She is survived by her father, Thomas E. Edgerly, Sr. of Jasper; sisters, Susanna Edgerly of Jasper and Brenda Faye King of Jasper; brother, Thomas E. Edgerly, Jr. of Nederland; niece, Christine Susanna Kimberly King; nephews, Christopher Gilberto Louis Medrano, Brian Keith Edgerly and Aaron Edward Edgerly. Cremation service was held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.
Leslie Murvin Rosvold, 79, of Cypress, TX, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009. Leslie was a long time resident of Woodville, TX, and a retired mechanic. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Rosvold; three sisters, Claire Johnson, Doris Travis and Carmal Passmore
all of Canada; one brother Gerald Rosvold of Canada; five step-daughters, Kathy Grant of Denver, CO., Cynthia Johnson of Katy, TX., Laura Folley of Cypress, TX., Patrica Evans of Warren, TX. and Charolette Eaves of Woodville, TX.; two step-sons, Mark Womack of The Woodlands, TX. and Mitchell Womack of Magnolia, TX. A celebration of Leslie’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements
under the direction of Klein Funeral Home, 1400 W. Main, Tomball, TX. 77375.
Lloyd Maurice Smith, 75, of Corrigan, passed away Thursday,
November 26, 2009 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, November 28, at 3:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Polk County. Officiating was Brother Terry Stockman.
Lloyd was born November 5, 1934, to Menton Leon & Loraine Barron Smith in Missouri City, Texas. He was employed with Brown & Root as an electrician and construction worker. He loved the woods, the outdoors and loved to deer and squirrel hunt. He took care of his parents as they got older and was his mother’s primary caregiver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Valerie Jones and nephew, Jonathan Dowdy. He is survived by his brothers, C.J. Smith & wife, Alice of Liberty,
Larry Smith of Dayton and Bobby Smith of Trinity; nephew, Nick Dowdy; nieces, Gay, Joy & Susan and several grand-nieces & nephews and one great-grand- niece.
Services were under the direction
of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.
On November 22, 2009, our beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend Nyla Elaine Creech Molsbee entered the Kingdom of Heaven after a long and arduous battle with cancer. Nyla was born on October 14, 1970, to Eldredge and Gloria Creech in Woodville, Texas. Nyla’s parents and grandparents raised her and her sister Kristi to be hard-workers, to love and serve their neighbors, and to love and respect God. Nyla was very close to her mother, and her daddy. A well-known high school band director in Colmesneil taught her to love music from an early age. After graduating as Salutatorian from Colmesneil High School, she attended Massey Business School in Nacogdoches. On October 29, 1988, Nyla married the love of her life, Michael “Mike” Molsbee. A few years later, Nyla and Mike moved to Nacogdoches, where they remained very close to Mike’s parents, Velma and James Molsbee. Nyla began working for QualiCare of East Texas in 1994 and most recently MJS and Associates, where she was a devoted employee and manager for 16 years. She was a devoted member of the First Church of the Nazarene for the past 18 years. Nyla was blessed to be the mother of three beautiful children. Her first daughter, Shanya Briann, was born in 1989. Nyla was most proud of watching her oldest child graduate high school and become a loving mother to Mason. In 1993, Nyla and Mike welcomed another baby girl, Jamie Leanne, into their close family. Jamie’s calm strength and support, especially through the past few years, has amazed Nyla and she was so proud and thankful for Jamie. Her youngest, son Lane Michael, was greeted with both surprise and great joy in 2003. Nyla was so very proud of his intelligence and quest for knowledge. Nyla devoted herself to being both a mother and friend to her children, and her love and support of them knew no limits or bounds. Nyla was preceded in death by her mother Gloria Childress Creech and father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Velma Molsbee. She is survived by her husband, Michael Molsbee, children Shanya, Jamie, and Lane Molsbee, all of Nacogdoches; grandson, Mason Proffitt, of Nacogdoches, father Eldredge Creech and step mother Edna Creech of Colmesneil, grandmother Louise Ewing, of Bowie, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Kristi and Michael Hughes, of Colmesneil; sister-in-law Lisa Molsbee, of Oklahoma City; nephews, Luke Bumstead and Haiden Hughes; nieces, Micah Bumstead and Jackie Ruth Hughes, all of Colmesneil.
William “Billy” John Chafin, 35, of Woodville passed away November 23, 2009 at his residence
after a lengthy illness.
Born September 3, 1974 in Downy, California, he lived in Woodville for many years. He was a loving father, son, brother, and friend to all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Bowen Chafin.
Billy is survived by his loving
mother, Lorraine Lewis of Woodville; daughter, Serria Nicole Chafin of Shawnee, OK; brother, Joshua Shamp of Woodville;
sister, Jamie Chafin of OK; grandmother, Dorothy Davis of California; aunts and uncles, Cindy Shamp, Keith Shamp, Timmy Davis and Sue Martinez
all of California, Butch and Kathy Lewis of Woodville; close family friend, Shane Poncho of OK; his daughter’s mother, Lea of OK; his daughter’s grandmother,
Johnnie Mae of OK; and numerous other family members and friends.
A cremation service was held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.
Clara Mae Blackmon 71, ofDoucette, Texas went from labor to reward on Sunday November 22, 2009 at Hermann Memorial Baptist Hospital. A going home celebration was held on Saturday November 28, 2009 at the True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, by Rev. Lloyd Booker, Pastor in Doucette, Texas at 12:00 noon. A Glimpse unto Glory from 10am until time of services. Clara leaves to cherish her loving memories, husband Robert Lee Blackmon, Sr., one son Robert Lee Blackmon, Jr.(Charlene) and four daughters Sandra Guidry(IsraeI), Michelle Settler, Jackie Mason and Joyce Wiley(Charles) and a host of relatives and friends. Services entrusted to Donald E. Coleman Funeral Home Kountze, Texas (409) 246-1710.