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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries
For the Week of January 20, 2008 - January 27, 2008
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Thomas Harold Nelson Jr.
  Thomas Harold Nelson Jr. (Tommy) age 65 left this life to be with the heavenly Father on January 22, 2008 after a short illness.  He is survived by his wife Mary of Mesquite, Texas,  two sons, Bill and Billie Shanley of Warren, Texas; Joseph and Jolee Shanley of Jackson Mississippi; one daughter Charlotte and Barney Parham of Mesquite, Texas; daughter-in-law Melissa Shanley of Beaumont, Texas; one brother John Nelson of Livingston and seven sisters, Evelyn and Ken Smith of Biloxi Mississippi, Audrey Mangrum of Livingston, Texas; Doris and Victor Schaatt of West Point,Texas; Bobbie and Ernie Lorenz of Beaumont, Texas; Sharon and Robert Gorham of Lake Tahoe CA; Patsy and Tom Reed of Florida;  Shelia and Junior Jetton of Warren, Texas; eleven grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
  Tommy was proceeded in death by his parents, Tom and Ida Mae Nelson, brothers David, Robert and William, daughter Patty Shanley and son James Shanley.
            He was laid to rest on January 24th at the DFW National Cementery in Arlington, Texas.

Billy 'Big Dad' Lewis
  Billy "Big Dad" Lewis was born on November 30, 1954.  His mother, Lois Wooten; god-mother, Ovell McKinney preceded him in death.  He united with Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church at an early age.  He was a graduate of Colmesneil High School in Colmesneil, Texas.  He leaves his memories to be cherished by, his wife Alice; (three) children, Dujuan, Billy Jr., Pamela, and one grandson, Omari.  These precious memories will also be shared by his father, Jack Lewis; (five) brothers, Robert Skinner, Gerald Lewis, A. C. McKinney, L.C. McKinney, and Sidney McKinney; (seven) sisters, Glinda McKinley (sic), Sherald Hadnot, Beverly McKinney, Barbara Mitchell, Lois Douglas, Carolyn Berry, and Belinda McKinney.
He will truly be missed by all his family, friends, nephews, nieces, co-workers, and other relatives.

James W. Saunders
  James W. Saunders, age 10, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Waccamaw Community Hospital in South Carolina following an illness.
  James was born in Galveston, Tx to Bonnie Price.  He was a 5th grade student at Waccamaw Elementary School, a member of the Cub Scout pack #396 in Murrells Inlet, played the piano and took karate at Pawleys Island DoJo.
  James was preceded in death by his uncle, Patrick H. Price and his grandfather, James H. Price.
  He is survived by his loving mother, Bonnie Price of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Chloie Kinney of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; aunts, Paula Tanner of Bonneau, SC and Marie Young of Socastee; uncle, Sam Greenway of Orange, Tx and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
  A memorial service was held Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at 2 pm at the Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrell Inlets, S.C..  A funeral service will be held Friday, February 1, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the Camp Ground Baptist Church in Woodville with burial following at Camp Ground Cemetery.  A visitation will be held Friday, February 1, 2008, at 2 p.m. until the time of service at the Camp Ground Baptist Church.
  A memorial book may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com
  Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Jimmy Dale Jeffcoat
     Funeral services for Jimmy Dale Jeffcoat, 69, of Spurger, are 3:00 pm Friday, January 25, 2008 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
     Mr. Jeffcoat died January 22, 2008 at Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont.
     A native and lifelong resident of Spurger, Jimmy was an operator at Temple Inland and was a US Army veteran. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
     Survivors include his friend and companion, Shirley Winkle; sons, Lamar Jeffcoat and wife Lynette and John Mark Jeffcoat and wife Terry; brother Billy Jeffcoat; grandchildren Tricia Jeffcoat and Ryan Jeffcoat, all of Spurger and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kathryn Jeanette Cole
  Kathryn Jeanette Cole, age 82, entered into the joy of the Lord on January 23, 2008.  She was born in Woodville, TX on November 15, 1925.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Rev. Carroll T. Cole, Sr.  She is survived by her children Carroll T. Cole, Jr. and wife Fran, Mark R. Cole and wife Lana, Debra K. Cole, and Kyle L. Cole and loving companion Pam.  Sister Lillie Mae Wilkerson; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.   Family friends include Dan & Irene Strait and their family, David & Lori Mathison, along with numerous relatives and friends in Tyler County.  After a career with Strait Music Company in Austin, Kathryn retired in New Braunfels, TX.  As an accomplished musician and pianist, some of her most cherished times were playing with The Golden Oldies Ukulele Band, The Silver Sounds and The Sunshine Singers.  All who knew Kathryn loved her zest of life, her family and keeping them united is perhaps her greatest legacy.  Kathryn will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
  A celebration of her life was held Friday, January 25, 2008, at First Baptist Church in New Braunfels at 11:00 am with visitation at the church starting at 9:00 am.  Graveside service was held Saturday at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville, TX on January 26, 2008 at 2:00 pm.
  The family would like to thank her medical team and healthcare providers for their gracious care and dignity during her illness.
  Local arrangements were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Pamela Carlene Haworth-McCollum
  Pamela went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2008 after an extended illness.  She was born September 25, 1961in Great Lakes, Illinois and graduated from Tremper High School in Kenosha, WI in 1979.  She attended Northwestern University in MN and was a 1993 graduate of Abundant Life School of Ministry of La Marque, TX.  Pam was known as a creative crafter and was talented in many areas of needlework.
  She is preceded in death by her husband, John McCollum and father, George Haworth.
  Surviving are her mother, Cleo Haworth of Spurger; brothers, Skip Haworth of Rockwall, TX and Allan Haworth of Spurger; one Niece, Cassidy Haworth and one nephew, Dallan Haworth; one sister-in-law, Rebecca Haworth of Texas City; aunts and uncles, Clifton “Buck” and Diane Sargent of IL, Karen Cromwell, WI, Blanche Radschweit of WI, Thelma Bula of WI and Pat Morgan of Texas; cousins, Beth and Chuck Walker, Dee and Jim Wintjen, Tom and Amanda Baldwin all from IL, Trish Baldwin and Nick and Pam Baldwin all of MS, Donna Sargetn, Debbie and Ron Grant, Linda and Gilbert Hernandez all of IL;and numerous other relatives and friends.
  A memorial service will be held February 2, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Spurger with Rev. Victoria Simmons officiating.
            Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Vernon Irvine       
  Services for Vernon Irvine, 90, of Tyler, will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Woodville United Methodist Church; 201 West First Street, Woodville, with Reverend Ernest Elliot officiating.
  Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
  Mr. Irvine passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Chandler Nursing Home in Tyler.
  He was born on Jan. 25, 1918 in Trinity to the late Luther W. and Ollie Irvine.
  Vernon was a long time member of United Methodist Church where he served in many offices over the years. He was a dedicated and hard worker for Southern Union Gas Company and later retired after 42 years of service.
  Mr. Irvine was active in the Masonic Lodge for 60 years, the Knights Templar, and the Shriners. He also served in the following civic organizations including the President of Pt. Neches Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, and the Tuberculosis Association.
  He was preceded by his wife of 59 years, Kate Bonnette Irvine and wife of 5 years, Ruby Fugman Irvine; son, Eugene Vernon Irvine; seven brothers; and one sister.
  Vernon is survived by a loving family including his daughter, Judy Logan and husband, Bob of Brownsboro; daughter-in-law, Lynnda Irvine of Rockwall; brother, Raymond Irvine and wife, Dorothy of Pt. Neches; seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
  Pallbearers will be Shawn Irvine, Chad Irvine, Bobby Logan, Randy Black, Ryan Black, Parker Black, Jerry McGraw, and Stan Carter.
  Honorary pallbearer will be Brien Meyer.
            Visitation is for Wednesday, Jan. 30, one hour prior to the service at Woodville United Methodist Church.

Kenneth Elton Kinard
      Funeral services for Kenneth Elton Kinard, 68, of Silsbee will be 1:00 pm Thursday at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in Blue Water Cemetery in Segno. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
     Mr. Kinard died January 28, 2008 at Pine Arbor in Silsbee.
    A native of Livingston, Kenneth had lived in this area most of his life. He was a mechanic for Kinnear Motor Company and proudly served his country in the US Marine Corp.
     Survivors include his mother, Clara Kinard of Silsbee; sons, Joey Kinard of Portland, Oregon, Charles Ray Whiteside of Woodville and Brandon Kinard of Waco; daughters, Jessica Kinard of Kentucky, Kimberly Kinard of California, Angela Wilson of Beaumont, Michelle Kinard of Woodville and Brandi Kinard of Woodville; sisters, Opal Rivers of Silsbee, Ima Jean Rainey of Broaddus, Margie McIntyre of Silsbee, Linda Pryor of Big Spring, Ginger Koopmann of Santa Fe, TX and Shirley Fontenote of Nederland and fourteen grandchildren.

Riley Therion Woolley
  Riley Therion Woolley, 85, of Woodville passed away January 27, 2008 at his residence.
  Mr. Woolley was born December 30, 1922 in Woodville, Tx to Arthur and Viola Riley Woolley.  He served for a short time as a DPS Officer for the State of Texas before being employed by Gulf Oil Corporation.  In 1983, he retired from Gulf Oil Corporation in security and moved back to his home town in Woodville to enjoy his retirement.  He was a member of the Woodville Magnolia Masonic Lodge #495 where he received his 50 year pin and a WWII Army Air Corp veteran.
  He is survived by his loving family, son, Gary Woolley of Port Neches; daughter, Mary Kay Dowden of Waco; grandchildren, Randy Woolley of Chicago and Becky Karnafel of San Antonio; sisters, Rosemary Brau of Groves and Audrey Domingue of Beaumont; and many other relatives and friends.
  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
            Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Kenneth Elton Kinard
  Funeral services for Kenneth Elton Kinard, 68, of Silsbee will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in Blue Water Cemetery in Segno. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
  Mr. Kinard died Jan. 28, 2008 at Pine Arbor in Silsbee.
  A native of Livingston, Kenneth had lived in this area most of his life. He was a mechanic for Kinnear Motor Company and proudly served his country in the US Marine Corp.
  Survivors include his mother, Clara Kinard of Silsbee; sons, Joey Kinard of Portland, Oregon, Charles Ray Whiteside of Woodville and Brandon Kinard of Waco; daughters, Jessica Kinard of Kentucky, Kimberly Kinard of California, Angela Wilson of Beaumont, Michelle Kinard of Woodville and Brandi Kinard of Woodville; sisters, Opal Rivers of Silsbee, Ima Jean Rainey of Broaddus, Margie McIntyre of Silsbee, Linda Pryor of Big Spring, Ginger Koopmann of Santa Fe, and Shirley Fontenote of Nederland; and fourteen grandchildren.
  Services were under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home.

 

 





 



 

 

 

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