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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries
For the Week of March 30, 2008 - April 6, 2008
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Harvey Cunningham
  Funeral services for Harvey Cunningham, 78, of Silsbee were held at  10 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2008 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in Fred Community Cemetery. 
  Mr. Cunningham and his wife, Joy, both passed away March 17, 2008 in Tyler County.
  A native and lifelong resident of Silsbee, Harvey was a retired store owner.  He was a 33rd degree Mason.
  Survivors include his sons Dwain Cunningham of Spurger, Charles Dohmann of Silsbee and Earnest Dohmann of Lufkin; daughters Pat E. Young of Vidor and Loretta Hood of Lumberton; brother Herbert Cunningham of Silsbee; twelve grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
Farmer Funeral Home condolences will be accepted at ßhttp://www.timeformemory.com/farmer

Joy Mae Cunningham
  Funeral services for Joy Mae Cunningham, 76, of Silsbee were held on Friday, March 21, 2008 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in Fred Community Cemetery. 
  Mrs. Cunningham and her husband, Harvey, both passed away March 17, 2008 in Tyler County.
  A native and lifelong resident of Silsbee, Joy was a retired beautician. 
  Survivors include her sons Charles Dohmann of Silsbee, Earnest Dohmann of Lufkin and Dwain Cunningham of Spurger; daughters Pat E. Young of Vidor and Loretta Hood of Lumberton; brothers Earl Crawford and Harvey Crawford, both of Silsbee; sisters Earline McKee of Fred, Nell Davis of Silsbee, Trudy Unruh of Silsbee, Edith Whitehead of Buna and Viola Jenkins of Lufkin; twelve grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
  Farmer Funeral Home condolences will be accepted at http://www.timeformemory.com/farmer

David Ray Toney
  David Ray Toney, 46, of Diboll, Texas, was born September 25, 1961, in Lompoc, California. He passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008, in a local hospital.
  David was employed with Lufkin Industries as an electrical technician for 10 years. He was an avid hunter and loved his family. David was a member of Caney Creek Baptist Church in Chester.
  Survivors include his wife, Pam Toney of Diboll; son, Jonathan Toney and fiancee, Hailey, of Diboll; son, Christopher Toney of Diboll; daughter, Jessica Toney of Diboll; grandson, Ryan Toney of Diboll; parents, Leroy and Emma Toney of Chester; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jessie and Judy Hale of Diboll; brother, Curtis Toney of Chester; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Barbara Toney of Chester; sister and brother-in-law, Mike and Ruth Longstreth of Blanchard, Oklahoma; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Kim Hale of Diboll; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members; and a host of friends.
  Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Lewis, Joe Blackburn, Mark Willis, Dale Frels, Gene McGallion, and his other co-workers and friends at Lufkin Industries.
  Graveside services for David will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2008, in the Ryan Chapel Cemetery with Reverend Vic Bass officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.
  Gipson Funeral Home, Lufkin, Texas, directors

Shirley Womack Phillips         
  Shirley Womack Phillips, 72, of Jasper, passed away Friday, March 21, 2008 at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital. A native of Jasper, she graduated from Jasper High School in 1953. Since their retirement in 1998, she had been a member of the Curtis United Methodist Church and also actively participated in Homer United Methodist Church where her husband Dick is currently pasturing. Shirley was known for her great cooking and authored two cookbooks.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in downtown Jasper. Burial followed at Hancock Cemetery under the direction of Forest Oaks Funeral Home of Jasper. Visitation was held on Monday, March 24 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Forest Oaks.
  Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Rev. Richard N. Phillips of Jasper; her daughter, Laura Campbell of Katy; her son, Mark Phillips of Ft. Worth; her brother, Shirel Womack of Jasper; along with several nieces and nephews and many cousins.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed toward the Curtis or Homer United Methodist Church.

Karen Lee Allison Crosby
  Karen Lee Allison Crosby, 67, of Beaumont, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital.
  She was born and raised in Hillister, Texas, the middle of three children born to Dorothy Lea (Morgan) and Harold Allison.  During her early married years, Karen moved to Beaumont where she had resided for the last forty-two years of her life.
  Karen was a special education teacher with Beaumont Independent School District.  She was an active member of Woodland Baptist Church of Beaumont where she was the organist for many years.
  Her father, Harold Allison; mother, Dorothy Allison; brothers, Harold Allison, Jr. and James Allison preceded her in death.
  Survivors include her husband, Tom; daughter, Alison Crosby Martinez and her husband Neal of Beaumont; grandchildren, Jarred, Olivia Leigh and Audrey Grace Martinez; sisters-in-law, Ernestine Allison of Lufkin and Beth Allison of Woodville; nephews, Trey Allison and his wife Sharice of Woodville and Michael Allison and his wife Marilyn of Pearland; nieces, Pam Hudson and her husband Kevin of Lufkin and Elizabeth Kenesson and her husband Jay of Woodville; and many grand nephews and grand nieces.
  Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Woodland Baptist Church of Beaumont with burial to follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
  In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to American Cancer Society, 755 South 11th Street, Suite 212, Beaumont, Texas 77701.
  Karen’s family would like to express their gratitude for the care provided by Dr. Vincente Valero, Dr. Keith Wied, Dr. Gwendolyn Lavalais, Dr. Kevin Dean and the nurses and staff at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital.
  Complete and updated information may be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com.

 

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