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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries

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Bertie Mae Lear, 89, of Woodville passed away unto her Lord on May 14, 2012. Born November 12, 1922 in Goodm a n , Miss. to Joseph a n d Mabron Ma d - l o c k S u m - merlin, s h e lived in Woodville for many years. She was a homemaker. She dearly loved each family member and she loved her church family of Hillister Assembly of God. Bertie loved God first and foremost. Bertie is survived by her brother, David Summerlin, Sr. of Campers Cove; daughters, Nayoma Talbott and husband, John of Rosharon and Kathryn Spinks of Woodville; grandchildren, John Talbott, Jr. of Galveston, Corey Talbott of Rosharon, Teresa Sheffield of Woodville, Angela Talbott of Marlin and Jennifer Puckett of Angleton; nine great grandchildren, one great, great granchild and other family members and friends. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Rusty West officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Woodville. Visitation was held Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were David Summerlin, Sr., David Summerlin, Jr., B. J. Hutto, Corey Talbott, John Sheffield and Gabriel Sheffield. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

William “Ricky” Richard Chaves-Caddell, 54, of Woodville, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, Texas. Ricky was born July 3, 1957 to William Chaves & Hazel Wilkison in Midland, Texas. He worked in the Petro Chemical Industry as a pipe fitter and was a United States Army Veteran. He is survived by his father William Chaves, Jr. of Coushatta, LA.; mother, Hazel L. Wilkison of Woodville; sons, Richard Caddell & Timothy Caddell, both of Alvin, Jamie Caddell & Lil Ricky Caddell, both of Tennessee; daughter, Michelle Caddell of Alvin; sisters, Deborah L. Wiley & Georgia Lee Caddell, both of Woodville; half-sisters, Cynthia Davis of Kaufman, Carron Short of Combine; half-brother, Charles Chaves of Mesquite; and two grandchildren, Jessie Allen Caddell & Kailynn Marie Caddell of Tennessee. Cremation services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville

Terry Joe Day, 59, of Woodville, passed away, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Woodville, Texas. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Officiating was Brother Steve Hays. Terry was born April 14, 1953 to Frank & Jorene Latham Day in Texarkana, Texas. He was a former resident of Channelview and had lived in Woodville for the past three years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Day; brother, Edward Day; and his sister, Cheryl Day. He is survived by his wife, Valerie Day of Woodville; mother, Jorene Day Stewart of Dayton; sons, Nicholas Day & wife, Reneé of Colorado Springs, CO, Joseph Day & wife, Crystal of Colorado Springs, CO, Nathaniel Day of Texas and Sean Day of Texas; daughters, Sharon Harrison & husband, Jason of Baytown and Tammy Alexander & husband, Sean of New Braunfels; step daughter, Elaine Irwin & husband, Paul of Woodville and Jennifer Linker of Houston; brother, John Day & wife, Jacque of Dayton; sisters, Mona & husband, Chuck of Georgia and Rosemary & husband, Patrick of Houston; and twenty-one grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Jesse A. Rogers, 79, of Wildwood passed away peacefully on May 20, 2012. Born March 3, 1933 in Nacogdoches County, Texas to Jesse and Loyce Wallace Rogers, he moved to Beaumont at the age of 8 and lived in Tyrell P a r k where he bec a m e an avid golfer. H e gradua t e d f r o m South Park High School where he was class president, class favorite, won the American Legion award and made many lifelong friends. One of his greatest honors was being president of the Cooter Browns. Jesse loved the outdoors and everything associated with it from sports to hunting and fishing. He loved fishing with his #1 partner his wife, Norvelle, and together they won many fishing tournaments. Jessie loved everything about baseball. He was the proud coach of his grandson’s baseball team and never missed a game. Jesse served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was stationed 18 months in England. He shared lots of happy memories with his family about the friends he made during this time. Jesse never met a stranger and was a friend to all. He was a joy to everyone who ever met him and he will be greatly missed. He will always be remembered for his quick witted humor and one who always brought fun with him wherever he went. He believed one could know God more fully by exploring nature. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, James D. Rogers and Guy A. Rogers. Jesse is survived by his loving wife, M. Norvelle Scroggins Rogers; daughter, Renee Rogers Adkins and husband, Charles of Wildwood; granddaughters, Bethany Jewel and husband, Larry of Beaumont, Kellie Pipkin and husband, Andy of San Antonio, Mary Guillory and husband, Jason of Texarkana; grandson, Dr. Chad Adkins of Nederland; great grandchildren, Bryce and Abbie Jewel; Drew, Maddie and Reese Pipkin; Mason and Mikayla Guillory; sister, Diane Theriot of Vidor; and numerous other family members and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jimmy Linn and Brother Don Mitchell officiating. Burial followed at the Camp Ground Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday from 5 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were J. D. Rogers, Robert Rogers, D. A. Rogers, Tommy Scroggins, Chip Scroggins, Tim Scroggins, Corkey Lawson, Bryan Jones and Jeff Jones. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Ruby Spencer and Merline Geslippe for all the love and care they showed. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Loree Palmeri, 92, of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at home with her family by her side. She was born on September 28, 1919 to Willie Conway Younger and Wrinnie Estelle Dorsey Younger, in Corsicana, TX. Loree attended Corsicana schools where she met and marr i e d F r e e - m a n Farrell. Lo r e e a n d F r e e - m a n had a s o n , David D a l e Farrell in 1937. Freeman was tragically killed in an automobile accident shortly thereafter, at age 21. Later Loree married Stephen Palmeri and they remained married until his death in 1975. Loree worked at her father’s business, Martin Linen Supply Co. while rearing David, and then worked at Tom’s Foods for many years before retiring. She was a member of the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Corsicana. Loree enjoyed many of her weekends with her family and friends on the lake fishing during the spring and summer and at the deer lease during the winter. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her grandson David Dale Farrell, Jr. She is survived by her son David Dale Farrell, Sr. and wife Jan Farish Farrell, of Chester, TX, brother Willie Conway Younger, of Kerens, TX, granddaughter, Cynthia Tribble and husband Ricky of Winnie, TX, and youngest granddaughter Rebecca Farrell of Wimberley, TX. She was a great-grandmother to Brandon Tribble and wife Rendi, and Christopher Tribble and wife Camarie all of Winnie, TX. She just recently became a great-great grandmother to Eli Michael Tribble (the fifth generation). She is also survived by sister-in-laws Janice Palmeri, of Corsicana, TX, and Charlene Palmeri, of Garland, TX, brother-in-law Sam Palmeri and wife Joan of Waco, TX, her niece Vicki Younger Myers and husband Tom of Charlotte, NC, and nephew Greg Younger and wife Laurie of Allen, TX. She is also survived by many other loving nieces and nephews. She leaves many of her good friends from Sally’s Beauty Shop of Doucette, TX. Loree was like a mother to John Smith and wife Nell of Corsicana, TX and James Earley and wife Michelle of Rockdale, TX and Gena Chandler and son Cole of Corsicana, TX. Visitation was held Thursday, May 17 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Services were held at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 18. Interment followed at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, TX. A gathering of family and friends was held at the Wicklow Inn, 220 N. 14th, Corsicana, TX following the interment. http://www.wicklowinn. com/ Pallbearers were Greg Younger, Allen, TX, Ricky Tribble, Brandon Tribble, and Chris Tribble of Winnie, TX, Gary Don Farish, Garland, TX and James Earley, Rockdale, TX. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Palmeri of Waco, TX, John Smith, and Francis Joe Borsellino of Corsicana, TX and Josh Smith of Wimberley, TX. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Loree Palmeri obituary.

Lillian A Wigley, 90, of Woodville, passed away, Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Dogwood Trails Manor in Woodville, Texas. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Stryker Cemetery near Corrigan. Officiating will be Brother Eddye Sunday. Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Lillian was born September 8, 1921 to Sherman & Addie Winfrey Winters in Willow Springs, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Tyler County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Wigley in 2004. She is survived by her son, Billy Wigley of Woodville; daughter & son-in-law, Barbara & Joe Gassiott of Waskom; sisters, Merline Fortenberry & Betty Jane Winters both of Woodville; grandchildren, Michael & Mark Gassiott, Winona, Billy C., Lester & Alexis; great grandchildren, Darcy, Isabella, Megan, Jody, Lance, Dusty, Dillon, Meagan, Kara, Kaytlin, Corbin and Jeremy; and greatgreat grandchild, Kaison. Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Mrs. Margie Weems 74, of Warren, Tx. went home to be with the Lord on Sunday at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, Tx. Mrs Weems was born on March 23, 1938 in Woodville, Tx. To the late Clarence Gi lde r a n d Ne t t i e Harden Gilder. Mrs. Weems h o m e g o i n g services will be on Saturday May 26,2012 at 1 p.m. at the Warren Chapel Baptist Church in Warren, Tx. Mrs. Weems final resting place will be at the Hillister Community Cemetery in Hillister, Tx. Mrs. Weems leaves to Cherish her Loving Memories Sons: Alvin Gilder (Lisa Telford), Kevin Weems (Carla_Weems),Curtis Weems, And Ronald Weems all of Warren Tx. And a A Sister, Adell Hadnot of Warren, Tx. And a number of other relative and friends. Services entrusted with Donald E. Coleman Funeral Home P.O. Box 16 I Hwy 69 @2nd Ave, Kountze, Texas 77625 (409) 246-1710

Clifton Dwight Barkin Jr., 21, of Beaumont, Tx. went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 14, 2012 at his residence in Beaumont, Tx. Clifton Jr. was born on June 51, 1990 in Beaumont, Texas to Clifton Dwight Barkin, Sr. of Woodville, Tx. and Evetta Wright of Beaumont, Tx. A Home Going Celebration was held May 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Woodville, Tx. Clifton Jr. final resting place was at the Magnolia West Cemetery in Woodville, Tx. A glimpse until glory was held Friday, May 18, 2012 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Donald E. Coleman Funeral Home in Kountze, Texas. Clifton, Jr. leaves to cherish his loving memories his parents, Clifton Dwayne Barkin Sr. and Step-Mother LaShuna Lee of Woodville, Tx. And Evette (Speights) Wright and Step-Father Jason Wright both of Beaumont, Tx. Step-Father Lonnie Wooten of Beaumont, Tx. Sons, Damarion Barkin and Carveal Barkin both of Beaumont, Tx.; Three sisters, LaShaye Barkin of Woodville, Tx. Leslie Barkin and Amber Hooper both of Beaumnot, Tx. Brothers, Jacdrick Arline and Jamarcus Hooper both of Beaumont, Tx. GrandParents, Alfaye Poole_and Sam Barkin both of Woodville, Texas. Irene Abram, of Beaumont, Tx. London D. Speights of New Orleans, La. and other relatives and friends. Services entrusted with Donald E. Coleman Funeral Home In Kountze, Texas.

Melnee Hatton, 80, of Woodville passed away peacefully on May 17, 2012. Born March 22, 1932 in Beaumont, Texas to Roby J. and Annie E. Baer Hatton, she was loved by her family and friends. She was survived by a sister-in-law, cousins and other family members and friends. A graveside service was held Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Woodville with Brother Steve Waldrep officiating. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.


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