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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries
May 2010
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Betty Nowlin, 79, of Spurger, passed away, Saturday, May 1, 2010 at her residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Fred with burial in Bethany Cemetery near Colmesneil. Officiating was her nephew, Larry Seamans; assisted by, Brother Robert McClelland. Serving as pallbearers were Ben Cowart, Chuck Sheffield, Frank Blazek, Mike Garlaska, Lance Seamans, Dewey Eddins and Troy Hildago. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Jones, Joe Haralson, Jerry Haralson, James Haralson, Charles Joseph “C.J.” Minter and Ty Eddins. Visitation was held on Monday, May 3 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville. Betty was born May 4, 1930 to Richard & Alice Dominy Comte in Colmesneil, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Tyler County and was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. She is survived by her daugh- Betty Nowlin ters, LuAnn Nowlin Jones & husband, Rick of Buna, Terry R. Nowlin of Beaumont, Michelle Cowart of Beaumont and Bonnie Gay Nowlin of Buna; sister, Faye Seamans of Colmesneil; ten grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

H.L. Fountain of Beaumont, TX, died on April 28, 2010. He was b o r n , g r a d u - ated high school, a n d married in Warren, TX - Tyler County. Survived by wife Rita Fountain, brother David Fountain and wife Virginia, children Gwen Irvingand husband Jay, Leslie Fountain and wife Becky, Trina Drewery and husband Gig. Grandchildren Heather Thomas and husband Shane, Bradley Irving and wife Melissa, Rustee Landers and husband Jeromy, Trenton Irving, Harold Fountain and wife Amber, Cameron and Audrey Jayde Drewery. Great-grandchildren Seth and Aidan Thomas, Zoe Landers, Shaylan and Gabriel Fountain, and other family and friends.

Horace Vernon Madeley, 86, of Woodville passed away May 1, 2010 at his residence. Born S e p - tember 5, 1923 i n Montg o m - e r y County to t h e l a t e , Walter Madeley and Lula Graham Madeley, he lived in Tyler County for forty years where he was a self employed carpenter and amember of the Jehovah’s Witness Church in Woodville. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who was loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Natalie Gaston Madeley; daughters, Barbara Madeley Rivers and husband, Elma Ray, Becky Madeley Fountain and husband, Leslie, and Beverly Madeley Marberry; sister, Margie Conner; ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and nine great, great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 3 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Speaker Kevin Moore and Speaker Nick Franco officiating. Services are held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

James F. Page, 68, of Woodville passed away April 28, 2010. Born October 11, 1941 I Carthrage, Tx to the late James Allen and Anna McClosky Page, he lived in Orange for many years before moving to Woodville five years ago. He was retired from Exxon Mobil as an operator and was a U. S. Air Force Veteran. He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria Page; daughters, Leah Page of Jasper, Amanda Stewart of Zavalla and Stacy Martin of Virginia; step daughter, Toni Riley and husband, Arthur; step son, David Hamilton and wife, Melissa; fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. A visitation was held Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Cecil Wayne “Hoppy” Langham, Sr., 70, of Warren passed away May 1, 2010. Born September 2, 1939 in Warren, T x t o the late Francis E l i a s a n d R u t h B e e b e L a n g - ham, he lived in Warren all of his life. He was a truck driver, a U. S. Army Veteran and a member of Hillister Assembly of God Church. He was loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and brother who was loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Alice Faye Langham; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Shandola Langham, Jr. of Warren; daughters and son-in-law, Alicia Zimmerman of Warren, Rachel and Joseph Foxworth of Warren; sister, Lois Bell of Fred; grandchildren, Clayton Zimmerman of Tennessee, Cecil Zimmerman of Warren, Robert Langham, Haylee Langham, Jayden Langham, Chandler Langham, Marshall Langham and Ethan Langham all of Warren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Richard Langham and Ronald Langham and a sister, Frances Britt. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Rusty West officiating. Military honors were held by the Fort Polk Military Base. Burial followed at Warren Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Travis Moore, Jr., D. B. Thompson, Frank Thompson, Aaron Williams, Mike Gregory and Glen Conner. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Mary Louise Humphrey, “Louise”, 82, passed away peacefully surrounde d b y l o v e d ones on M o n - d a y , A p r i l 2 6 , 2010 at Baptist Hospit a l i n B e a u - m o n t , Tx. She was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on July 25, 1927, daughter of the late John R. and Helen “Ollie” Jones. Louise graduated from South Park High School in 1945 and got her teaching degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Tx. Louise lived in Beaumont, Port Neches, Colmesneil and most recently Kountze with her husband of 59 years and 10 months, Stanley R. Humphrey. Louise was a teacher at Dunbar Elementary in Beaumont for 20 years. She was an incredibly generous and caring person that consumed herself with helping other. Louise was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. Louise and Stanley loved to travel and saw many parts of the world during their life together. She was a wonderful Christian woman and long time member of Southside Church of Christ in Beaumont and Pine St. Church of Christ in Woodville. She is survived by her husband, Stanley R. Humphrey of Kountze, her sister, Ruth Jaster of Vidor, her brother Charles Jones and his wife, Doris of Vidor and a sister-in-law, Julie Jones of Vidor; also her four children, Sandra and Rick Morales of Lumberton, Don and Cathy Humphrey of Silsbee, Ray and Sue Humphrey of Pearland and Tandy and Nancy Humphrey of Austin; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, and a brother, John (Jack) Jones of Vidor Funeral service was held Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Forest Lawn Mortuary in Beaumont with Brother Mike Malagarie officiating. A graveside service followed at 2 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in Town Bluff. Visitation was held Wednesday, April 28 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Forest Lawn Mortuary. Services were conducted by Riley Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Matthew Humphrey, Keith Humphrey, Wayne Jaster, Alan Jones, Mike Jones, Jamie Strawther, Trevor Johnson and Cody Seay. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Amos Miller, 79, of Colmesneil passed away April 27, 2010 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. F u - n e r a l s e r - v i c e s w e r e held on Friday, A p r i l 3 0 , 2 0 1 0 , at 10 a.m. in the Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Steele Grove Cemetery in Colmesneil. Visitation was held Thursday evening. Officiating the service was Brother Jay Long. Serving as pallbearers were his grandson, Josh Godfrey, Jimmy Johnson, III, Justin Johnson, Jacob Amos Johnson, Michael Flowers and Justin Mitcham. Honorary pallbearers were Maxie Riley and David Lydic. Amos was born May 29, 1930 to John Miller and Belza Logue Miller in Creole, Louisiana. He was a longtime resident of Colmesneil. He was a veteran having served in both the U. S. Army and the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for both T. L. James Construction and H&H Contractors in Louisiana before moving back to Texas where he retired as an operator for Tyler County Precinct I. He was owner/operator of the Tyler County Seafood and Fish Market for 22 years. He is survived by his sister, Lorina Fruge of Welch, LA; wife of 51 years, Ila Fay Day Miller; daughters and sons-inlaw, Octavia Cherry, Arlene and Lloyd Flowers, Renee Miller and Gary Chamblee, Cynthia and Mike Montgomery; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.


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