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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries
For the Week of June 11, 2007 - June 18, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

John Garland Caraway
  Funeral services for John Garland Caraway, 79, of Silsbee will be 2 p.m. Friday at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Community Cemetery in Fred. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
  Mr. Caraway died May 30, 2007 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.
  A native and longtime resident of Fred, Mr. Caraway had lived in Silsbee the past several years. He retired from Kirby Lumber Company where he worked as a wood supervisor.
  Survivors include his son Garland Wayne Caraway of Spurger; daughter Patsy Joan Jagneaux of ÊChina; brother Aubrey R. Caraway of Kountze; sisters Ola Jean Fountain of Sour Lake, Alice Hargrove of Bronson and Jeneta Griffith of Spurger; seven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Mathew Christopher Somoles
  Mathew Christopher Somoles, 22, of Woodville passed away June 1, 2007 due to injuries received from an auto accident.
  Born July 5, 1984 in Redmond, Washington, he lived in Woodville for a few years.  He was an industrial painter for Brock Industry.
  He is survived by his wife, Amanda Toole of Woodville; mother, Brenda Haughton of Lumberton; brother, Greg Haughton of Woodville; sister, Rochelle Haughton of Woodville and a nephew, William K. Haughton of Woodville.
  A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Woodville. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home in Woodville.
  Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Paul Douglas Voth
  Paul Douglas Voth, 53, of Woodville passed away June 3, 2007.
  Born January 17, 1954 in Houston, Texas to Hardy Voth and Patsy Tolar Bryant, he lived in Woodville all of his life.
  He is survived by his loving mother, Patsy Bryant of Woodville; sons, Jason Voth of Woodville and Jeffrey Voth of Beaumont; brothers, Larry Voth of Texas City and Patrick Voth of Woodville; sister, Melody Noblett of Austin; grandchildren, Haleigh and Alexander Voth of Beaumont and Luke and Jack Voth of Woodville.
  A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Camp Ground Cemetery in Woodville with Brother Grady Arnold officiating.Ê Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
  Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Alfnell Ruby Hicks
  Alfnell Ruby Hicks, 80, of Woodville passed away peacefully unto her Lord on May 30, 2007.
  Born October 29, 1926 in Woodville, Texas to the late Ernest and Maggie Kirkpatrick Rawls, she lived all of her life in Tyler County. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and Christian woman who loved her Lord and family with all her heart. She was a member of New Shiloh Baptist Church.
  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children, Gay Jenkins and husband, Charles of Palestine, Linda Cain and husband, Donnie of Lumberton and Lester Johnston and wife, Wanda of Woodville; brother, E. L. Rawls, Jr. of Woodville; sisters, Ernestine Gilchriest of Onalaska and Verline Wright of Jasper; step-sons, Bobby Hicks and wife, Glenda and J. P. Hicks and wife, Barbara all of Austin and Billy Mac Peters and wife, Wanda of Lufkin; eight grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren.
  Funeral service was held Friday, June 1, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Woodville with Dr. Raymond Parker officiating. Burial followed at Ebenezer Cemetery near Woodville.  Visitation was held Thursday from 5 p.m. until 9 P.M. at the Riley Funeral Home in Woodville.
  Serving as pallbearers were Charlie Jenkins, Dale Raburn, John Cain, Jared Johnston, Harlan J. Bryant, Joey Hill and Jacob Johnston.
  Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Donald Herman Patrick
  Donald Herman Patrick, 52, of Colmesneil passed away June 2, 2007.
  Born November 9, 1954 in Jasper, Texas to Herman Patrick and Edna Ainsworth Creech, he lived in Colmesneil all of his life.  He was a mill right for I.P. Mill and an Army Veteran.
  He is survived by his loving family, sons, John "Sonny" Patrick of Woodville and Michael Patrick of Nacogdoches; daughters, Dallas Patrick Shepherd of Lufkin, Autumn Patrick and Sierra Patrick both of Colmesneil and Tiffany Patrick of Kirbyville; mother and step-father, Edna and Eldredge Creech of Colmesneil; father and step-mother, Herman and Louise Patrick of Woodville; sisters, Darlene Johnson of Georgia and Kim Milner of Colmesneil; brother, James Woods of Tennessee; and two grandchildren.
  A graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Cemetery near Colmesneil with Brother James Bonner and Brother G. W. Patrick officiating. A military flag ceremony will be presented to the family by the V. F. W. Post #2033 and American Legion Post in Woodville.
  Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Gerald Arthur Patrick
  Gerald Arthur Patrick, 58, of Lufkin, was born October 23, 1948, the son of the late Levita (Beach) and George Washington Patrick. He passed away Saturday, May 26, 2007, in a Houston hospital.
  Gerald was retired from Lufkin Industries. He loved playing Bingo, hunting and fishing. He was a sports fan, and was a star football player in high school. Gerald served his country in the United States Army from ’67 to ’70, serving in Vietnam. He earned numerous decorations during his military career, including a Purple Heart. He was a member of Alco Baptist Church.
  Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Gerald Glenn and Margaret Patrick of Etoile; son, Zachery K. Patrick of California; grandson, Zachery Patrick; brothers, Durl Patrick of Colmesneil, Bobby Patrick of Kountze, Herbert Patrick of Kountze, G. W. Patrick of Colmesneil and Herman Patrick of Woodville.
  Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Vesta Patrick; sisters, Lilian Conner and Jessie Graham; and brother, Thurman Patrick.
  Services for Gerald were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2007, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. G. W. Patrick officiating. Interment followed in the Gregory Cemetery in Colmesneil.
  Gipson Funeral Home; Joni Johnson, director

Cordia Sheffield
  Cordia Sheffield, 93, of Nederland, formerly of Spurger passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at her daughter's home.
  Funeral services will be held at Farmer Funeral Home Chapel in Silsbee at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2007 with burial at Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger.
  Cordia was born in Fred, Texas to J. B. "Jep" & Alma Spurlock. In 1935 she married Hooks Sheffield of Spurger.  His work took them to various locations but they lived most of their married life in Spurger. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and part of her ministry was providing transportation for children and young people to Sunday School and church. She loved to go to basketball games and worked at Spurger Mercantile for many years. In later years they moved to Port Neches to be near their daughter. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Port Neches, Sunday School and Super 60's until her health prevented her from attending.
  She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years; her parents; two brothers, Arthur and Jay Spurlock; two sisters Lydia Yawn and Lila B. Harvill.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Bobby McWilliams of Nederland; three grandsons, Monte McWilliams, Kelly McWilliams of Nederland and Kevin McWilliams and wife, Pam of Galveston; 3 great grandchildren, Devin,Ê Kammie and Brannon of Galveston; sister-in-law Juanita Spurlock; nieces and nephews who thought of her as their second Mother; and a host of friends.
  She was lovingly known as "Aunt Cordia" and met everyone with love in her heart and a big smile.

Douglas A. Powell
  Douglas A. Powell, 81, of Woodville passed away March 30, 2007 peacefully at his home.
  Born August 9, 1925 in Melvern, Ark, he lived in Tyler County.  He was a World War II Navy Veteran.
  He is survived by his dear friends, Maria Bitting and Barry of Woodville and many other friends.
  The family would like to invite friends to a graveside Memorial Service on Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Camp Ground Cemetery in Woodville with Brother Fred Sherrod officiating.
  Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Thomas B. 'Tommy' Dorrell
     Thomas B. “Tommy” Dorrell, 85, of Orange died June 2, 2007 at The Meadows in Orange.
     A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday June 5, 2007 at Bethany Baptist Church in Colmesneil, TX.  Officiating will be Reverend Jim Turner and Reverend J.C. Smith.  Burial will follow at Bethany Cemetery in Colmesneil.
     Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
     Mr. Dorrell was born March 26, 1922 in Kinder, LA to Virgil Bervin and Claudia (Perkins) Dorrell.  He was an Army veteran during World War II and served in the Aleutian Islands.  He later worked as a Shipping and Receiving Coordinator for Firestone.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Virgil Franks.
     Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jean Dorrell of Orange; daughter and son-in-law, Tommye Jean and Paul B. Johnson of Orange and sons and daughters-in-law, James V and Maria Dorrell of Orange and George B. and Holly Dorrell of Carrollton, TX.   He is also survived by four grandchildren and his sisters, Valma Fischer and Claudia Olson.
     Serving as pallbearers will be Seth Johnson, Adam Johnson, Beau Dorrell, Nicholas Dorrell, James Dorrell and George Dorrell.
     Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of your choice or to Bethany Baptist Church in Colmesneil, TX.

Vance Devo Adams Jr.
  Vance Devo Adams, Jr., 71, of Woodville passed away May 27, 2007 at his residence.
  Born January 14, 1936 in Logansport, LA to Vance and Thelma Davenport Adams, Sr., he lived in Woodville for many years before moving to the Golden Triangle area. After retiring as a Food Broker, he moved back to Woodville. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
  Survivors include his wife, Billie Rains Adams of Woodville; son, Robert Adams of Katy; daughter Cheryl Buzbee and husband, Tom of Tyler; step-children, Tony Gorgano of Ca., Rocky Gorgano of Buna and Teresa Gorgano of Lumberton; sister, Freda Shaunfield of Canyon Lake; grandchildren, Taren and Hunter Adams, Kyle, Meridith and Allison Buzbee, Mario Gorgano, Rockelle Gorgano, Taylor Rynski, Jordan Stokely, Heather Gorgano and Sara Gorgano.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with Father Rev. Egidio Vecchio officiating. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
  Serving as pallbearers were Pete Harris, Ollie Johnson, Trey Green, Trey Green, Karl Fischer, Kyle Buzbee, Hunter Adams, Jackie Gowens, and Mario Gorgano.
  Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.







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