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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries

Copyright 2012 - Polk County Publishing Company

Graveside services for Hall H. Stewart, 79, of Lufkin, will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Jarrett Ceme t e r y in the Tu r - n e y Community near J a c ks o n - v i l l e , w i t h Reverend Tom Moore and Reverend D.L. Stewart officiating. Mr. Stewart was born June 5, 1932, in Jacksonville, Texas, to the late Delbert Lowe and Jeffie (Hall) Stewart, and died Saturday, April 28, 2012, in a local hospital. Mr. Stewart served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany. He was a Highway Patrol Trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety for 32 years. Mr. Stewart was a member of the Nazarene church. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Romelda Stewart of Lufkin; children and their spouses, Randy and Kathy Stewart, Sandra and Mark Dearing, Marvin and Alisha Stewart, Belisa and Matt Haas, all of Lufkin; grandchildren, Chelsey Stewart of Lufkin, Dustin Stewart of Austin, Issac Dearing and wife Delania, Jacob Dearing, Patrick Stewart, Samantha Stewart, Stewart Haas, Grace Haas, Dawson Haas and Chapman Haas, all of Lufkin; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Cassie, Kristina, Kim, Asher and Ryan; brother and sister-in-law, D.L. and Alice Stewart of Concord; sisters, Retta Crim, Vivian Jimerson and Bobbie Tatum, all of Henderson; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Carroway Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 West Frank Avenue, Lufkin, TX 75904, or online at www.hospiceinthepines. org. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome. com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

Mildred “Ms. Millie” Ruby Stevens Warner was born February 22, 1922, to Warren B. and Mary Jewel Balcum Stevens in Miles, Texas. She was the middle child of five - the oldest being Ray T., Rex W., Mildred, Warren B. Jr. and Billie Merle. All of the above preceded her in death, along with the spouses of all except Billie Merle. Her husband, Loren H. Christopherson, survives. Also preceding Mildred in death was her husband, James Paul Warner. Mildred and Paul had been married almost 50 years when he passed away in 2003. Mildred and Paul were residents of the Woodville area for ten plus years, having lived in Pasadena, Texas for 35 plus years. Mildred was owner and operator of “Another Time with Millie” on the square in downtown Woodville for almost ten years. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Jerry Wilson of Jersey Village, Texas. Also her grandaughter and husband, Tina and Rodney Crosby of Cypress Texas and their children (Brandon, Cameron, Cody and Tamara and Tamara›s girls, Kaylee and Chloe Thornton), grandson and wife, Jerry E. Jr. and wife, Gina and their children ( Jaidyn, Johnathan and Justin Wilson), and several nieces and nephews along with their spouses also survive. Mildred was a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church at Dam B, Texas. A memorial service for her will be Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the church. Services were held in Houston at Forest Park Lawndale on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Funeral services for Jimmy Rex Conner, 59, of Needville, Texas, w e r e held at 10 a.m. Tu e s - d a y , A p r i l 1 7 , 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 5 1 2 Louise, Rosenb e r g , TX 77471, with Rev. Wayne Schueler officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors Chapel, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Jimmy Rex Conner was born March 30, 1953, in Woodville, TX, to Buck Conner and Myrtle McCrae Conner. He died April 12, 2012, in Richmond, TX. Rex worked for 17 years at David Taylor Cadillac; several years ago, he started his own auto marketing business called SBGS. He was a good businessman, with a great work ethic and an honest character. Rex had a very outgoing personality and was liked by everyone. He will be lovingly remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, whose grandchildren knew him as Big Dad. Rex was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothersin- law, Billy Ratcliff and Kenneth Holden. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Pat Conner of Needville, TX; daughter, Kimberly Jackson and husband, Theo, of Rosenberg, TX; 2 sons, Steven Conner of Needville, TX, and Matt Conner and wife, Erika, of Needville, TX 3 grandchildren, Conner Jackson, Christopher Conner, and Joshua Conner; 2 sisters, Billie Ratcliff of Spurger, TX, and Bobbie Quilleon and husband, John, of Tampa, FL; 2 brothers, Tommy Conner and wife, Ramona, of Ukiah, CA, and Rodger Conner and wife, Pat, of Houston, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Memorials may be given in his memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1512 Louise, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Condolences may be written for the Conner family at www. garmanycarden.com. Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471, 281-342- 4671.

Wilma Jean Mixon, 85, of Hillister passed away April 29, 2012. Born July 12, 1926, in Galatin, Texas, to Hugh and Lillie Walker Pouland, she lived in Tyler County for over thirty years. She was a member of the Woodville Church of Christ and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Howard Mixon, Jr., and a son, James Randolph Mixon. She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Jean and Charlie Gray of Woodville; grandsons, Roger Gray and wife, Devon of Pflugerville and Jason Gray of Houston; great grandchildren, Hannah Gray and Conner Gray. A graveside service was held Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Louis B. Cowart, 83, of Rockland, passed away Saturday, April 2 8 , 2012, at Lufkin M e - morial H o s - pital in Lufkin, Texas. F u - n e r a l services w e r e held Tuesday, May 1, at 10 a.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Kitchens Cemetery in Zavalla. Officiating were Reverend Charles Pierce and Brother Doyle “Cornbread” Cowart. Serving as pallbearers were D.D. Burns, Walter Ray Cowart, George Flores, Ezra Daniel Kitchens, Daniel Smith and James Stanford. Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Durham, Charles Riley, Bill Saunders, Paul Saunders and Ricky Wood. Visitation was held on Monday, April 30, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Louis was born May 7, 1928, to Grover Cleveland & Bessie Conner Cowart in Colmesneil, Texas. He was a long-time resident of the Colmesneil community, and was a retired heavy equipment operator from Operating Engineers Local #450. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Colmesneil. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Darlene Burns in 2009; and 12 of his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elaine Stanford Cowart of Rockland; son & daughter-inlaw, Kirbbie L. & Naomi Cowart of Colmesneil; son-in-law, D.D. Burns of Zavalla; 6 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Julia Ann “Judy” Lewis, 70, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Houston, Texas. Funeral services were held Friday, April 27 at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Colmesneil with burial in Colmesneil Cemetery. Officiating was Brother Nathan Lino. Serving as pallbearers were Harry Hughes, Johnny Walker, Gary Eargle, Tayler Walker, Tyler Walker and Richard Woodrome. Judy was born January 10, 1942, to S.E. & Julia Coussons Collier in Orange, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, S.E. & Julia Ann Collier and husband, James W. Lewis. She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Jeff & Marcela Lewis of Houston; daughter & son-in-law, Jennifer & Jamie Douglas of Humble; brothers, James Collier & wife, Pat of Woodville and Mike Collier of Colmesneil; sisters, Sandra Eargle, Sherry Walker & husband, Johnny and Debbie Hughes & husband, Harry, all of Colmesneil; grandchildren, Jacob Wayne Lewis, Isabella Marie Lewis, Mia Rae Douglas and Hunter James Douglas. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.


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