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East Texas News - Obituaries
Tyler County Booster- January 4, 2009 - January 11, 2009

Barbara Patrick
Barbara Ella Patrick, 75, of Kountze passed away peacefully unto the Lord on January 1, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born February 2, 1933 in Warren, Tx to the late Joseph and Nettie Bryant Rountree, she lived in Kountze for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew and loved her. She loved the Lord by serving him in the ministry in her church where she touched many lives.
Mrs. Patrick is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Bobby Patrick; daughters, Delise Fotte and husband Robert of Kountze and Peggy Townsend of Silsbee; sisters, Margaret Langston of Silsbee, Betty McCabe of Vidor, Mary Crawford of Kountze, Nettie Harvey of Kirbyville and Nancy O’Quinn of Silsbee; brothers, John Rountree of Kountze, William Rountree of Nederland, and David Rountree of Kountze; grandchildren, Dane Foote and Deanna Foote both of Kountze; step granddaughter, Leah Foote of Newton; step great grandson, Leif Foote of Newton; and a host of other family members and friends.
Funeral service was held Saturday, January 3, 2009, at 11 A.M. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ben Gibbs officiating. She was buried at Gregory Cemetery near Colmesneil. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers were Aaron Crain, Allen Eddings, Jr., Glenn Williamson and David Calloway.
Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Doris Crowson
Doris Lee “Dee” Crowson, 50, of Woodville passed away peacefully on January 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas.
Born August 26, 1958 in Inglewood, California, she lived in Woodville for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Doris was a member of Dogwood Hills Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Edward Crowson, Jr.
Doris is survived by her children, Jessica Schroll of Oregon, Tara Yvonne Crowson of Woodville and Wesley Allen Crowson of Woodville; grandchildren, Sky Schroll and Chase Schroll both of Oregon and Isaiah Edward Crowson of Woodville; mother, Yvonne Cole of Las Vegas, NV.
Cremation service was held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

David MacEllven
David H. MacEllven, 75, passed away December 21, 2008. He and his wife Jane lived in Woodville from 1984 to 2004. Mr. MacEllven was born in Canandaigua, New York. David, a graduate of Denison University, worked sixteen years for RCA in Findlay, Ohio. For thirteen years, he and Jane owned and operated a gift shop in Manchester Center, Vermont.
In Woodville, David was “Mr. Peanut” of The Peanut Factory and later worked as commissary manager at the Gib Lewis Unit of TDC. David was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, serving in many capacities including treasurer for fifteen years. However his favorite activity was being a choir member for twenty years. David was a member of the Chamber of Commerce for six years and a founding member and treasurer for Tyler County Relay for Life.
His love of music led him to be a member of Heart of Florida Barbershop Chorus when he and Jane moved to the Villages. His other hobbies were golf, bowling, and reading. Survivors include Jane, his wife of fifty-three years, and three sons and their spouses: Mark and Pam of Watauga, Texas; Scott and Delores of Summerfield, Florida; and Gregg and Claire of San Pedro, California; eight grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 2:30 pm at St. George Episcopal Church, The Villages, Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 546, Woodville, Texas, 75979 for the Carillon Bell Fund.

Ida Mae
Stamps Ida Mae Triplett Stamps, 92, of Woodville, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009 at her residence.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Magnolia Cemetery all in Woodville. Officiating will be Dr. Raymond A. Parker. Serving as pallbearers will be Kyle Triplett, Mark Triplett, Greg Triplett, Jon Armstrong, Derek Triplett and Sammy “Bear” Greenwald.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 6th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ida Mae was born July 23, 1916 to Thomas Ezra & Seta Loraine Shepherd Eaves in Doucette, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Tyler County. She had worked in her younger years for Yellowfront Grocery and Wiesenbaker Café. She was a past worthy matron of the Eastern Star #462 and a member of Campground Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, William B. Triplett and Charles “Chuck” Stamps; son, William Ezra “Pee Wee” Triplett and her grandson, David Birdwell.
She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Seta Earle & Bobby Birdwell of Woodville; special friend, Billy Brackin of Woodville; grandchildren, Kyle & Debbie Triplett, Mark Triplett, Greg Triplett and Cyndi & Jon Armstrong; and 10 great grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.residence. 

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Magnolia Cemetery all in Woodville. Officiating will be Dr. Raymond A. Parker. Serving as pallbearers will be Kyle Triplett, Mark Triplett, Greg Triplett, Jon Armstrong, Derek Triplett and Sammy “Bear” Greenwald.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 6th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Ida Mae was born July 23, 1916 to Thomas Ezra & Seta Loraine Shepherd Eaves in Doucette, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Tyler County. She had worked in her younger years for Yellowfront Grocery and Wiesenbaker Café. She was a past worthy matron of the Eastern Star #462 and a member of Campground Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, William B. Triplett and Charles “Chuck” Stamps; son, William Ezra “Pee Wee” Triplett and her grandson, David Birdwell.
She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Seta Earle & Bobby Birdwell of Woodville; special friend, Billy Brackin of Woodville; grandchildren, Kyle & Debbie Triplett, Mark Triplett, Greg Triplett and Cyndi & Jon Armstrong; and 10 great grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Jimmie Boudreaux
Jimmie Joe Boudreaux, 53, of Huntsville, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2008 in Huntsville, Texas.
Visitation was held Wednesday, December 31st from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 31st at 2:00 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery near Woodville. Officiating was Brother Tommy Walker.
Jimmie was born January 15, 1955 to Alvert Paul, Sr. and Ruby Fae Jeffcoat Boudreaux in Lafayette, LA. He had worked as a roofer.
He is survived by his father, Raymond Lee Brown, Sr. of Jasper; brothers, Alvert Paul Boudreaux, Jr. of Vidor and Raymond Lee Brown, Jr. of Jasper; sister, Candis Fae Brown of Orange; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Masel Tucker
Masel Weeks Tucker was at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital when she went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 30, 2008. Masel was born November 16, 1917 in Doucette, Texas to George William Weeks and Nora Cassandra Fortenberry Weeks. Her family moved every few years throughout the Tyler County area until she married Ernest T. Tucker in 1939 and moved to Beaumont where she was a homemaker taking care of her three children. They lived in Beaumont until Ernest retired in 1975 when they moved to Jasper. They lived there for three years then returned to Woodville, their hometown.
They were in Woodville a year when Ernest died July 3, 1979. Masel remained in Woodville until 1982 when she moved back to Beaumont to be closer to her daughter. She lived at Baten Arms Apartment for twenty-one years and had many dear friends there. Masel was living at Village Creek Nursing Center in Lumberton at the time of her death. Many many thanks to the nurses and aides at Village Creek Nursing Center who took such good care of her.
Masel was a Christian and loved the Lord. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for many years and later a member of Pine Burr Baptist Church.
Masel was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest T. Tucker; son, Larry Ernest Tucker; sister, Audie Anderson; and brother, Clinton Weeks.
Survivors include her son, Gerald Tucker and his wife, Barbara of Arlington; daughter, Wanda LaFleur and her husband Ken of Lumberton; brother, Clayton Weeks of Beaumont; sisters, Lois Davis of Beaumont, Estaline Nixon of Mesquite and Nelda Poole pf Cleburne; grandchildren, Tim Tucker of Anchorage, Alaska, Cody Tucker of Los Angeles, California Paul Tucker, Reagan Tucker and Rebecca Udes all of Arlington; great grandchildren, Lauren and Meagan Tucker of Los Angeles, California; and many special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 2, 2009 at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A graveside service was held Friday afternoon at Campground Cemetery in Woodville. A gathering of family and friends was held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2009 at the Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3195 Calder, Suite 200, Beaumont, Texas 77702.Complete and updated information may be viewed at broussardsmortuary.com.

Nettie Green
Nettie Allene Green, 83, of Woodville Texas, formerly of Ann Arbor, MI, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at the Woodville Health & Rehab Center in Woodville, Texas.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Ramah Baptist Church with burial in Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha, Texas. Officiating was Brother Jerry Phillips.
Nettie was born April 13, 1925 to Ralph Eugene & Nettie Ann Cammack Green in Paxton, Texas. After graduation from Tenaha High School, she received her BS degree from Texas State College for Women in 1949 and her MA in 1960. Her long and distinguished career in education took her to Germany, Texas, Nebraska, and finally Ann Arbor, Michigan. While in Germany, she served as the principal of a U.S. Army School in Straubing, a beautiful historic town on the Danube River. She took advantage of the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. One of her favorite memories was being baptized in the Jordan River.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Clarence Green and James H. Green; and sister, Nelwyn Phillips.
She is survived by two sisters, Blanche Phillips of Woodville, TX and Esther Adams of Houston, TX; one brother, Ralph Green of Dallas, TX and fourteen nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special friends, William Malcolm, Penny Garthwaite and countless students whose lives she inspired over her long career.
Allene “Gigi” was a lifelong educator who taught elementary, middle and high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan starting in 1962. She was known as a very loving, caring, and giving person who was highly involved with her students. She had a gift of being able to help others work through any difficult decisions. She was always able to focus on the positive in people.
Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Gertie Brooks
Mrs. Gertie Brooks was born September 29,1957 to the late Roy D. Blue and Annie B.Scott.. She married Donald Ray Brooks and in the union had four children. Mrs. Gertie Brooks departed this life December 30,2008 at her mothers residence, with family and friends by her side. She was baptised at an early age and united with Seed Of Faith Baptist Church. She graduated from Kirby High School.
Gertie leaves to mourn her homegoing mother Annie B.Scott(Will) of Woodville.Tx., Donald Ray Brooks of Lufkin, Tx. and a long time companion and special friend Dallas Lewis of Woodville, Tx. Two son,s Jovian Brooks of Tyler, Tx. and Quanzell Brooks who preceded her in death. Two daughters, Tenecia Brooks and Montashia Brooks all of Woodville, Tx. Two sisters, Sharon Morrison (Leo), Mono Watts (Charles) of Lufkin, Tx.
One step-sister, Diane Kirkwood of Beaumont, Tx. Three brothers, Roy Lee Blue of Beaumont Tx, Diamond and Sylvester Blue who also preceded her in death. A host of grandchildren, neices and nephews.

 



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