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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries
For the Week of May 18, 2008 - May 25, 2008
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company



Inez Harris Johnson
  Funeral services for Inez Harris Johnson, 90, of Jasper will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at First United Methodist Church in Jasper, followed by interment at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville.  Visitation will be 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2008 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper.
  Inez died May 17, 2008 at Woodville Health & Rehabilitation.  A native and longtime resident of Jasper, she graduated from Jasper High School and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Jasper. A longtime Jasper County teacher, her first teaching assignment was in Scrappin Valley teaching 1st-11th grades.  She enjoyed history and needle work.  She loved her family; among her many attributes was leaving a lifelong legacy of always caring for others.
  Survivors include two sons, Jimmie C. Johnson & wife Sharon of Melbourne, FL and Kenneth R. Johnson & wife Jane of Lufkin, two grandchildren, Hunter Johnson, Ramsey Johnson & wife Karen and one great-grandchild Ryder Johnson.  She is also survived by numerous nieces & nephews.  Inez was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, G. C. Johnson.
  Memorials may be made to Jasper Youth Baseball.
            Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper (409) 384-5781.

Odessa Louise Worthy
  Odessa Louise Worthy, 81, of Woodville, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008 at Luffkin Memorial Hospital in Lufkin, Texas.
  Funeral services were held Monday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Colmesneil Cemetery.  Officiating was Brother Larry Trest.  Serving as pallbearers were Jack Griffin, Rodney Laurent, Nick Musso, Norman Dill, Aubrey Barnes and Brian Barnes.  Honorary pallbearers were B.C.Smith and Kent Barnes.
  Visitation was held on Sunday, May 18th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
  Odessa was born February 9, 1927 to Kay & Kathleen Bendy Poindexter in Colmesneil, Texas.  She was a retired aviation secretary with the U.S. Airways.
  She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Will Worthy, Jr. She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Sandi & B.C. Smith of Woodville; sister, Gwen Martindale of Woodville; grandchildren, Monica & Joash Springfield and Ryan & Lisa Ferguson; great grandchildren, Hallie & Drew Ferguson.
            Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Paul Feeley
  Paul Feeley, 63, of Woodville, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
  Fireman funeral honors were held Sunday, May 18th at 2 p.m. at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery all in Woodville. Officiating was Brother Clark Mahoney.  Serving as pallbearers were fellow fireman, Rowland Priddy, Jerry Varing, Kenneth Evans, Califf Lanyon, Tommy Shane, Jimmy Mowlam and Aaron Dickey.  Honorary pallbearers were all Tyler County Fireman.
  Visitation was held Saturday, May 17th from 5  to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
  Paul was born January 9, 1945 to Paul Joseph & Agnes Helen O'Malley Feeley in Chester, PA. He was a member of the Ivanhoe Fire Department and many other Fireman organizations.
  He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Schwab of California; brother, John Paul Feeley of Woodville; sister & brother-in-law, Rosemary & William Wissler of Newark, Delaware; two grandchildren and several nephews.
  Memorials may be made to the Tyler County Fire Association, c/o Emergency Mangagement, 201 Willow St., Room 19, Woodville, Texas 75979.
            Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville

David Howard Waldrep, Sr.
  David Howard Waldrep, Sr., 71, of Warren passed away peacefully on May 18, 2008 at his residence.
  Born July 22, 1936 in Spurger, Tx to Henry and Thresa Mott Waldrep, he lived in Port Neches for 32 years.  He retired from Texas Company in Port Neches after 38 years of service.  In 1993, he moved to Warren where he enjoyed his retirement.  He was a member of Hillister Baptist Church and a U. S. Army Veteran.
  He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Waldrep; sons and daughter-in-law, David Waldrep, Jr. of Boise Idaho and Kevin and Dana Waldrep of Nederland; daughter and son-in-law, Terri Lynne and Ken Laird of Dickinson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harvey and Azine Waldrep of Fred, Ray and Daisy Waldrep of Silsbee, Gerald and Thelma Waldrep of Colmesneil, Darrell and Bennie Jean Waldrep of Spurger; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Willard True of LaGrand, OR; grandchildren, Jessica Waldrep, Hanna Laird, Jordan Waldrep, Taylor Waldrep, Abbie Laird, and Zachary Laird; and a host of other family members and friends.
  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Paul Boughan and Brother Ken Cauthen officiating.  Burial will follow at Fellowship Cemetery in Warren.  Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
  Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews and cousins.
  A memorial book may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com
            Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

 

 

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