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East Texas News - Obituaries
Tyler County Booster- May 31, 2009 - June 7, 2009

Ramon Llanes, III
Funeral services for Ramon Llanes, III, of Fred will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Fred under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Franks Branch Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm Monday at the church. Mr. Llanes died May 29, 2009 in Fred. Ramon was born in Lima, Ohio and was a long time resident of Fred. He was a sophomore at Warren High School where he was involved in many different sports. He was very outgoing and friendly. He was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Survivors include his parents Ramon Llanes, Jr. and Cynthia Llanes both of Fred; sisters Sonia Llanes and Selena Llanes both of Fred; niece Emmalina Llanes of Fred; grandmothers Aurora Rico of Fred and Adelina Zuniga of Houston and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. He loved everyone and was especially close to Carlos Llanes, Jr., Miguel Llanes, Xavier Chavarria and Gabby Chavarria. Farmer Funeral Home. Condolences will be accepted at http://www.timeformemory.com/farmer

Eryn Potts
Eryn Rae Potts Woodward, 27, of Woodville, formerly of Village Mills, passed away Friday, May 29, 2009. Visitation was held on Sunday, May 31st from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville. Eryn was born January 31, 1982 to Maxey Dale, Jr. & Kathleen White Potts in Beaumont, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Woodward of Woodville; parents, Maxey, Jr. & Kathleen Potts of Wildwood; daughter, Jordyn Raelynn Potts of Wildwood; step-son, Virgil Matthew Woodward of Woodville; step-daughters, Amanda Lynn Woodward and Kailee Lynn Woodward both of Woodville; sisters, Courtney Norwood & husband, Brandon of Wildwood and Samantha Potts of Austin; and her grandmother, Nancy Rae Potts of Canyon Lake. C remation services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Jamie Linaweaver
Jamie McKinley Linaweaver, 27, of Woodville, TX, died in a house fire in NW Harris County early Sunday morning, May 31, 2009. Jamie was born March 31, 1982 in Jasper, TX to Arlene Rose Winston Callahan and James McKinley Linaweaver. She is preceded in death by her mother, grandmother - Anna Winston Callahan Norwood and her grandfather, Clarence Linaweaver and her niece, Christian Robyn Williamson. She will be forever missed by her sisters, Michelle Littleton and Colleen Townsend of Leesville, LA, Elicia Biscamp of Woodville, TX and her brothers, Lee and Dennis Drummond of Alabama. Her father, James McKinley Linaweaver of Merryville, LA and her grandmother Eloise Linaweaver of Evans, LA and close friend, Danielle Skinner of Lumberton, TX. She leaves to treasure her memory many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends and her beloved dog, Schatci. A memorial gathering was held Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Claybar Funeral Home in Beaumont, TX. Laughter and tears, Joy and sorrow, Never enough years, Always waiting til tomorrow, Words unspoken, memories unmade, Life without you, Will never be okay - Colleen Townsend

Herman Patrick
Herman Patrick, 83, of Jasper passed away May 25, 2009. Born February 12, 1926 in Jasper, Texas to the late George W. and Lizzie Griffin Patrick, he lived in Jasper for many years. He was a retired surveyor and a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Lillian Connor and Jessie Graham, brother, Thurman Patrick and a son, Donnie Patrick. He is survived by his loving wife, Louise Martindale Patrick of Jasper; daughter, Darlene Johnson of Thomson, Georgia; brothers, Herbert Patrick of Kountze, G. W. Patrick of Jasper, Bobby Patrick of Kountze and Durl Patrick of Colmesneil; eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren’ and numerous other family members and friends. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ben Gibbs and Brother Mac Anthony officiating. Burial followed at Colmesneil City Cemetery with visitation being held Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Clint Anthony, Roy Williams, Clyde Graham Mike Patrick, John Patrick and S. D. Johnson. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Lon Sturrock
Lon Willis Sturrock died suddenly in his home in Conroe, Texas on May 22, 2009. He was born in Colmesneil, Texas on June 7, 1933. He is survived by his wife Patricia Dailey Sturrock, daughter Meghan E. Sturrock (Jonathan Attaya), sons Capt. Scott T. Sturrock, currently serving a fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan (Misty), Todd Sturrock of Medford, OR. (Lisa), brother Dr. John M. Sturrock of Missouri City, TX. (Ann), grandchildren Tyler and Scotlan, his devoted dog Lulu, nephew Brett Sturrock (Netsay), and nieces Brandi Sturrock and Staci Sturrock. He was preceded in death by parents John G. and Iva J. Sturrock, Brother David G., and nephew Kyle Sturrock. Lon graduated from Colmesneil High School in 1950 and attended Lamar University and Sam Houston State University. He served in the United States Air Force and then joined the US Border Patrol. Lon also worked with the US Custom Service and then transferred to and retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration for a total of 30 years of government service. Shortly after his marriage to Pat he was transferred by the D.E.A from Albany, NY where he was the Special Agent in Charge to Bogotá Columbia for three years. They returned home to Texas in 1981 and he retired from the Houston Office in June of 1983. In his retirement, Lon enjoyed reading, keeping abreast of current events and working on his land in Colmesneil. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial service held at the Sunny Dell Church in Colmesneil, Texas, Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Lon to Huntsville’s Promise, 1212 Ave. M, Huntsville, Texas.

Sandra Hudson
Funeral services for Sandra Gibson Hudson, 73, of Lufkin were held Friday, May 29, 2009 m the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rick Williams and Rocky Hudson officiating. Graveside services followed in the Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville. Mrs. Hudson was born October 5,1935 in Hallsville, Texas to the late Donnie (Perry) and Ernest Gibson, and died Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in a local hospital. A former resident of Woodville, Mrs. Hudson had resided in Lufkin for 30 years. She worked with her husband at Farmer’s Insurance for 28 years. She had also worked as a florist in Woodville, and she loved to provide flowers for her church from her own flower beds; she was also a gifted artist. Mrs. Hudson loved her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, and enjoyed traveling with them and with her husband, Lewis. She was a member of Central Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Lewis Heart Hudson of Lufkin; sons and daughters-in-law, Rocky and Ginger Hudson of Sugar Land and Kevin and Pam Hudson of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Tamara and Stephen Lewis of Lufkin; grandchildren, Brandon Hudson, Lauren Hudson, Alexis Hudson, Joshua Lewis, Mylle Lewis and Megan Hudson; greatgrandchildren, Addison Tamez and Kate Hudson; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Shirley Gibson of White Oak; sisters-in-law, Reba Gibson of Marshall, Johnnie Gibson of Longview and Glenda Gibson of Hailsville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hudson was preceded in death by her brothers, Wilbert Gibson, Herman Gibson and Carroll Gibson; sisters, Dorothy Gibson, Earnestine Coleman and Patsy Gibson; and brother-in-law, Bobby Coleman. Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

Thelma Jones
Thelma Marie Dill Jones was born August 5,1944, to the late John Henry Dill and Catherine Dill preceded her in death. She attended school and graduated from Henry T. Scott High School in 1961. She married Maynard Collins and to this union was born one son, Maynard Bernard Collins. She was united with the Moss Hill Missionary Baptist Church until her health failed. Her occupation most of her life was a cook in various restaurants. She leaves to mourn her passing, one son Maynard Bernard Collins and Audrey Collins. She had 9 grand children and 10 great-grand children. Five sisters, Lantha Cratic, Oletha Hadnot, Ruby White, Jennie Colquitt, all of Woodville, Texas, Jeaneete Addison of Salinas California. Two brothers: Elisha Dill of Woodville, Texas, and James Dill of Missouri City, Texas. Eleven step-children, John Yarbourgh of Dayton, Texas, Francis Taylor of Kelly, Acquanetta Robinson and Jackie, Joesphine Jones all of Houston, Texas. Kathy Jones, Rose Bogany and Joseph, Vernita McGowan and Kenneth, Katie Williams and Carter, Rhodney Jones (Tracy) all of Cleveland, Texas. Freddie Jones (Debra) of Cold Springs, Texas. Kenneth Kirkwood, Sr. of Arlington, Texas, and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and beloved friends.



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