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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries
For the Week of November 4, 2007 - November 11, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Theodore Pope Clemmons
  Theodore Pope Clemmons, 83, of Livingston passed away Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas.
  Memorial services were held Sunday, October 28th at 3 p.m. at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Magnolia Cemetery.
  Theodore was born October 28, 1923 to Morris Cook & Esca Dee Pope Clemmons in Beaumont, Texas.  He was a former longtime resident of Houston and had lived in Livingston for the past ten years.  He was retired from the oil industry and was a WWII U.S. Army/Air Force veteran.
  He is survived by his daughters & sons-in-law, Nancy & Arthur Marco of Coconut Creek, FL and Martha & John Doherty of Holbrook, MA; brother, Martin Clemmons of Sugar Land; grandchildren, Mary Doherty and John Doherty; nieces, Frances Kuehn and Cheryl Greenway and nephew, Martin Clemmons.
            Cremation services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Alton Seamore Vaughn, Jr.
  Alton Seamore Vaughn, Jr., 73, of Woodville, passed away Monday, October 15, 2007 at Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, Texas.
 Alton was born June 22, 1934 to Alton Seamore, Sr. & Alice Frances Amy Vaughn in San Augustine, Texas.  He was a former resident of Shepherd, Texas and had lived in Woodville for the past six years.
  He was preceded in death by his son, Alton S. Vaughn, III. 
  Alton is survived by his sons, David Vaughn of Illinois, Stuart Vaughn of Katy, Jimmy Vaughn of Village Mills and James Vaughn of Czech Republic; daughters, Cynthia Dressin of Humble and Tammy Vaughn of Spring; sisters, Annie Lester of Brenham, Marcel Trim of Port Arthur, Sandra DeSoto of Alexandria, LA and Linda Vaughn of Pearland; and numerous grandchildren.
  Cremation services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Joseph Floyd Dickerson 
  Joseph Floyd Dickerson, 48, of Colmesneil passed away October 22, 2007.
  Born June 26, 1959 in Houston, Tx to Charles Dickerson and Delores Willis, he lived in Colmesneil for several years.  He was a self employed painter
  He is survived by his children, Joseph Tom Dickerson and Tiffany Marie Dickerson both of Houston, Chelsea Jean Dickerson and Joshua Dickerson both of Morgan City, LA; loving sisters, Linda Wittek of Baytown, Janet Primrose of Jasper, Rhonda Parker of Groveton and Carolyn Rolison of Colmesneil; step mother, Clarice Tarver of Colmesneil; numerous nieces and nephews.
 He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores Willis, sister, Verna Quick and step father, Vernon Tarver.
 Funeral service were held Thursday, October 25, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother John Bunker officiating.  Burial followed at Colmesneil City Cemetery.  Visitation was held Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
 Serving as pallbearers were Steve Primrose, Eddie Huddleston, Dusty Letney, Troy Miles, Jack McCarty and Joseph Fortenberry.
 A memorial book may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com
 Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Connie Lee McKnight                                       
     Funeral Services for Connie Lee McKnight, 89, of Barnum, Texas will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2007 in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, Texas with Norman Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Corrigan, Texas. Visitation will be held in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 29, 2007 from 6-9 p.m.
  Mrs. McKnight was born June 16, 1918 in the Barnum Community in Polk County, Texas and passed away Friday, October 26, 2007 in Corrigan, Texas.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie Eugene and Nettie Lee (Williams) Neal; husband: Alfred Buren McKnight; son: Jerry McKnight; granddaughter: Connie Anderson; and brother: R. E. “Buster” Neal.
  She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Donald and Marsha McKnight of Barnum and Ray and Carrie McKnight of Barnum; daughters and sons-in-law: Jean and Roy Cox of Hideaway, Carol Alexander of Cypress, Cynthia and Louis Scott of Crossett, Arkansas, and Betty and Mike Davis of Chester; brother: Everett “Joe” and Lillian Neal of Lufkin , 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.
  Pallbearers: Mike Holland, Clay McKnight, Greg Alexander, Wayne Davis, J.R. Davis, Jason McKnight, Mike Davis, Roy Cox, and Louis Scott.
  Honorary Pallbearers: Alan Bridges, Kris Senter, Earl Murphy, Toney Hartley, and Brad Jones.

J. L. ‘Sonny’ Fowler   
   Funeral services for J. L. ‘Sonny’ Fowler, 81, of Fred, were held at 10 a.m .Friday, October 26, 2007 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Cunningham Cemetery. 
  Mr. Fowler died October 23, 2007 at Harbor Hospital in Orange.
  Born in Doucette, Sonny was a long time resident of Fred.  He was a manager for Brinks in the Golden Triangle for 32 years.  Sonny proudly served his country in WWII.
  Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by his son Danny Ray Fowler, parents Lemuel and Jackie Fowler and sisters, Billie King and Ouida Daniels.
     Survivors include his son Lemuel Jay Fowler of Fred; daughters Betty Kaye Walters of Florida, Densee Fowler of Warren and Donna Fowler of Silsbee; grandchildren Trent McCauley of Silsbee, Charles McCartney of Silsbee and Nichole Jeffcoat of Fred and great grandchildren Nicholas Arabie and Dillan Arabie.

Ima L. Woolley
  Ima L. Woolley, 91, of Richland Hills, Tx, formerly of Tyler County, passed away October 22, 2007.
  Born September 11, 1916 in Louisiana, she lived in Tyler County before moving to Richland Hills, Tx.  She was a homemaker.
  She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Campbell of Ashville, Al; grandchildren, Perry R. Inman of Orland, Fl and Gerey Inman of Birmingham, Al; four great grandchildren, Justine Inman, Nicholas Inman, Michelle Inman and Maria Inman; one niece, Olivia Mattson.
  A graveside service was held Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Camp Ground Cemetery with Brother Steve Waldrep officiating.
  A memorial book may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com
  Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Jeff Reagan Swanzy 
  Jeff Reagan Swanzy, 75, of Colmesneil passed away October 26, 2007.
  Born in Rosebud, Tx, he lived in Port Arthur, Tx where he worked for Gulf Oil.  He lived in Venezuela for nine years while working before moving back to Port Arthur until retiring after 33 years of service to Colmesneil. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who had a passion for hunting and fishing.
  He is survived by his loving wife, Marshalene Swanzy; children, Marsha Kindred and husband, Jerry of Von Ormy, Russell Swanzy and wife, Carla of Pt. Arthur and Belinda Swanzy of Houston; grandchildren, Brandi Kindred and Becki and Kevin Dudik; great grandchildren, Ciara, Alyssa, Taylor and Derian.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Mary Swanzy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Winnie and Hoyle Davis, Gladys and Cecil Richerson and Mary Virginia and Elroy James; brother, Kenneth Swanzy.
  Funeral service was held Monday, October 29, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jack Lewellen officiating.  Burial followed at Colmesneil City Cemetery.  Visitation was held Sunday evening  at the funeral home.
  Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Williams, Kevin Montgomery, Marty Lovelace, Chris Johnson, Tim Richerson and Darrell Richerson.
  A memorial book may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com
            Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Martha Jane Voth Crawford 
  Martha Jane Voth Crawford, 82, of Woodville passed away October 26, 2007.
 Born April 27, 1925 in Wharton, Texas to Hardy and Sally Griffin Voth, she lived in Woodville all of her life.  She was retired from Keller Industries with twenty years of service.  Martha enjoyed shopping at Wal-Mart and flea markets.  She enjoyed talking about fun times in her life and always took care of her loved ones when they needed care.
  She is survived by her loving daughters, Adelia Landers and husband, Donald of Livingston, Georgia Odom and husband, W. L. of Woodville, Betty Peters of Woodville, Salle Elster and husband, Bruce of Livingston and Kylene Burford of Lumberton; fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Marsha Harrison and a son, George Bean, Jr.
  Funeral service was held Monday, October 29, 2007, at 2 p.m.. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Steve Waldrep officiating.  Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville.  Visitation was held Sunday evening at the funeral home.
 Serving as pallbearers were Jason Johnson, William Burford, Ronnie Harrison, Michael Harrison, Jake Ratcliff, Mike Peters, and Patrick Voth.
 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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