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Margaret Cade
Margaret Jean Cade, 72, of Hillister, Tx, was born on September 21, 1938 to the late Roy Cade and Jessie Mae Cade in Hillister, Tx. Margaret was a graduate of Henry T Scott High School in Woodville, Tx. Margaret moved to Houston until she went from earth to glory. A going home service will be held Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Little Baptist Church in Hillister, Tx. A public view (Glimpse Before Glory) will begin at 10 a.m. at the church. Mrs. Cade leaves to cherish her loving memories a daughter, Goldie Langford of Houston, Tx, sisters, Mary Nelson, Debrea White and Barbara Cade, all of Houston, Tx. Brothers Charles Cade of Missouri City, Tx. and John Cade of Houston, Tx. Two grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Services entrusted with Donald E Coleman Funeral Home in Kountze, Tx.

Tommy Moulder
Funeral services for Tommy Ray Moulder, 59, of Colmesneil were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Farmer Funeral Home with his cousins Pat Pryor and Ronnie Van Pelt as speakers. Interment follow ed at Magnolia Springs Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Tommy died November 14, 2010 at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital. Tommy was born October 27, 1951 in Silsbee. Survivors include his parents Kenneth and Pansy Moulder; brother Terry Moulder and wife Debbie; sister Becky Howard and husband Marty; nephews Joey Howard and wife Jill and Troy Howard and wife Jamie; great nephews Trent, Gaven, Bryson, Kellan, Bradley and Jayden and great niece Kristen. Pallbearers will be Dell Whitney, David Maxey, Bruce Collier, Gerald Messar, Brett Hartford, Walter Hartford, Jody Carter and Patrick Murphy. Farmer Funeral Home Condolences will be accepted at http://www.timeformemory. com/farmer

Darrell Elliott
Darrell John Elliott, 66, of Warren, passed away, Thursday, November 11, 2010 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. J o h n w a s b o r n O c t o - ber 26, 1944 to James R e a - g a n “ J e t ” a n d A l m a D o v e E l - liott in Beaumont, Texas. John began his football career in High School in Warren, Texas He then went to the University of Texas where he played as a defensive lineman. He was drafted by the American Football League’s New York Jets, where he ultimately would help win Super Bowl III against the Baltimore Colts. After his professional football career, he lived in the Hill Country where he was Sheriff of Real County for several years. Then he moved to Victoria, Texas where he and his wife raised their children, and developed his oilfield service business. After his children were grown, his love for Tyler County brought him home, where he enjoyed retirement among his loved ones. He is survived by his wife Cindy, with whom he started his life with twelve years ago. Sunday would have been their first anniversary. He is survived by his children; son & daughterin- law Justin & Jessica Elliott of, Jacksonville, North Carolina; daughters & sons-in-law, Jeana & Pat Crump of Dallas, Texas and Joni & Kirby Garrett of Victoria, Texas; brothers & sister-in-law, Charles & Sandy Elliott of Johnson City, Tennessee, Bob Elliott and Bill Elliott both of Warren, Texas; sister, Jean Elliott Clow of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Grayson Crump, Seth Garrett, Jett Elliott, Lauren Garrett, Greer Crump, Audrey Garrett, Caroline Crump, Shelby Elliott and Mattie Garrett. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Dean and James Elliott. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14 at 2 p.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred, Texas. Officiating was Brother Billy Fabriguze. Serving as pallbearers were Joe Hoffman, Carl McAdams, Larry Cornejo, Randy Rebne, Kirby Garrett, & Pat Crump. Honorary Pallbearers were his three grandsons, Grayson Crump, Seth Garrett, & Jett Elliott and also serving were Jim Bud Elliott, B.J. Elliott, Jason Clow, Derek Clow, Ed Elliott, and David Elliott. Visitation was held Saturday, November 13 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Roy Taylor
Roy Taylor Our beloved husband, father, and brother, P a p a Roy L. Taylor, passed away in Wichita F a l l s , November 3, 2 0 1 0 . He was born January 7, 1931, to Lee A. Taylor and Alma Barton Taylor. He grew up in Colmesneil, Texas where he enjoyed swimming and fishing in Lake Tejas, as well as scouting and camping in the Piney Woods of East Texas. He gave his heart to Jesus Christ in his early teen years and lived his faith on a daily basis as demonstrated by his lifelong membership at First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. Totally devoted to his wife and family, Roy was seen as a quiet man with a pleasant smile that hinted at a happy little secret. In 1951 Roy graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville, Texas with a degree in Industrial Engineering. It was here that he met his darling, his wife of 67 years, Edith Turner Taylor. After college, Roy and Edie moved to Wichita Falls, where he worked for Civil Service at Sheppard Air Force Base. There he was able to indulge his passion for aircraft and automobiles by teaching aircraft systems and maintenance to pilots and mechanics. This work was interrupted by four years of military service both stateside and abroad in Japan with the United States Air Force. After honorably completing military service, he returned to SAFB to resume his career with Civil Service until retirement in 1986. Roy is survived by his wife, Edith; one daughter, Lisa and her husband Patrick McClarney; two sons, Roy Brian Taylor and Lee Barton Taylor; one sister, Shirley Taylor O’Brien; grandchildren, Ryan & Kyle Massey, Blake and Justin Taylor and Kyle’s wife, Samantha; one great-grandchild, Ethan Massey. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Turrentine-Jackson- Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6 – 8 p.m., at the funeral home. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.

Augustine Aranda
Funeral services for Augustine Aranda, 74, of Spurger were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday with rosary at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Aranda died November 13, 2010 in Houston. Augustine was born in Port Arthur on August 8, 1936. He moved to Spurger in 1988. He worked at Arco for eighteen years, for Dr. George C. Swanson for sixteen years and he owned “Auggie’s Greenhouse and Nursery” for twenty two years. He was a man of many talents. Survivors include his wife of 47 years Patsy Sample Aranda of Spurger; sons Augustine Aranda II and Jesse Aranda both of Houston; daughters Tracy Young of Houston and Vickie Hutto of Spurger; grandchildren August Aranda, Gaberila Young both of Houston, Draven Hutto of Spurger, Olivia Aranda of Houston and Skeye Hutto of Spurger and sisters Angelina Landry of Louisiana and Ofelia Lee of Port Arthur. Farmer Funeral Home Condolences will be accepted at http://www.timeformemory. com/farmer

Fran Mitchell
Services for Fran Mitchell were scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Colfax Baptist Church w i t h R e v . J o e McArt h u r officiating. A graves i d e service w a s held at Colfax Cemetery. Visitation was held at the church from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., before the service. Mrs. Mitchell passed away at the age of 90 on November 10, 2010 in Tyler. Mary Frances Riley Mitchell was born January 9, 1920 in Hillister, Texas to the late W.E. Riley and Ellie Lenorah Norton Riley. She worked as a beautician in earlier years, and was a homemaker. She was also a member of Colfax Baptist Church. She had been a resident of Colfax since 1994, formerly living in Lake Jackson and Beaumont. She grew up in Nederland and Woodville, while her father worked for Pure Oil Co. Fran was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert B. Howard; second husband, Ervin Rebbe; son, William David Howard; grandson, Robert Thomas Howard; sister, Elma Dixon; and brother, Edward Riley. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, John Mitchell of Colfax; grandson, John D. Howard of Mesquite; great-grandchildren, Brandon Howard, Brian Howard and Heather Howard, all of Mequite; sister, Jean Jeane of Bay City; brother, Emery Lee “Pat” Riley of Victoria; and several nieces and nephews. If desired, memorials may be made to Colfax Baptist Church.

Karen Norton
Karen Ilene Norton, 56, of Woodville passed away peacefully unto her Lord on November 8, 2010. Born May 1, 1954 in Woodville, Tx to Clifford and Audrey Faye Ainsworth Jones, she lived in Tyler County for many years. She was a retired manager for Wal-Greens and worked at the tobacco barn for three years. She was a big Elvis fan and especially enjoyed the gospel songs that he sang. She and her husband, Brant, were married for 31 beautiful years where she is now “Bound for Glory, Praise God and Amen.” She is survived by her loving husband, Brant Norton; parents, Clifford and Faye Jones of Woodville; brother, Mike Jones of Woodville; sister, Joyce Haynes and husband, Ernest of Fred; sister-in-law, Pam Norton of Austin; nieces, Shannon Moore and husband, Burt of Fred; Nikki McInnis and husband, Dwayne of Fred, Jessica Moore of Fred and Erica Morse of Austin; nephews, Bubba Haynes and wife, Sarah of Fred and Scott Vaughn; and numerous great nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Funeral service was held Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with Brother John Bunker officiating. Burial followed at Allison Cemetery in Warren. Visitation was held Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Serving as pallbearers were Ernest Haynes, Sr., Bubba Haynes, Wayne McInnis, Scott Vaughn, Burt Moore and Kevin Leger. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Billy Knight
Billy Frank Knight, 86, of Barnum passed away October 27, 2010. Born July 14, 1924 in Doucette, Tx to Wesley and Bussie Bell McAlister Knight, he lived in Port Neches for thirty years before moving to Barnum in 1983. He retired from Huntsman as a crane operator. He was an U. S. Army Veteran and a member of the Barnum Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ruby Knight James and a granddaughter, Stacy Mott. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Bobbie Knight; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Rusty Mott of Spurger; son, Jerry Knight of Lumberton; sister, Mildred Parker of Doucette; brother, James. H. Knight of Bryan; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous other family members and friends. Funeral service was held Saturday, October 30, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ken Cauthen and Brother Larry Trest officiating. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Al Bryan, Aubrey Cherry, Patrick Cherry, Curtis Parker, Jerry Swearingen and Robert Vinson. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Adela Poindexter
Adela Janie Poindexter, 68, of Greenville, South Carolina passed peacefully at her residence October 25, 2010. Janie was born Feb. 8, 1942 to the late Joe C. and Louise Tripp. In 1960 she married William Poindexter, a soldier in the U.S. Airforce. They spent the next 20 years traveling the United States and Europe. In the early 80’s they retired with their 3 children to Woodville, TX. Her love of books lead her to open Janie’s Book Nook in Woodville and Jasper. She was active in the Golden Triangle Writers Guild, receiving the honor of life time membership. She enjoyed countless hours with friends from the Tyler County CB Club. She also worked with the area Cancer Support Group. In 1995 they moved back to Greenville, where she was involved with several Post Polio groups. This was very dear to her heart as she had survived polio as a child only to be stricken with the effects of it again in her later years. She enjoyed visiting with new friends and reconnecting with old ones from all over the world via the Internet. She is survived by William, her loving husband of 50 years, and their children,Melissa and Barney Hall of Doucette, TX, Susan and Jay Fisher of Vidor, TX., Billy Joe Poindexter of Greenville, SC., Honorary daughter Lynn Falls of Greenville, SC. Five grandchildren and Five great grandchildren. Jeremy, Ashley, Jaedyn, Brody Hall of Nebraska. Autumn and Will Wornell of Doucette, TX. Travis, fiancee Hillary, Zoe and Cypress Coplen of Lumberton, TX. Skylynn Coplen of Lumberton, TX MyKayla Edwards of Liberty, SC. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her name to Solaris Hospice, 111 Smith Hanes Rd. Suite D, Greenville, SC 29607.

James Handley
James Handley, 79, beloved father, grandf a t h e r a n d h u s - b a n d , passed a w a y N o - vember 1, 2010, at Providence Hospital. He was born December 26, 1930. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 6, at First Baptist Church, Colmesneil, Texas. James was born in Peason, Louisiana, to Cleve and Mary Handley After the death of his father, he moved with his family to Lufkin, Texas, in 1943. He played basketball and his favorite sport, baseball, until he graduated in 1948 from Lufkin High School. James went to work at the South- James Handley land Paper Mill until he joined the Air Force in 1950 and was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base. While at Lackland, James played baseball on the Lackland Air Force team, winning many trophies. He then returned to Lufkin to work at the paper mill again and to attend Stephen F. Austin, where he received his degree in history and physical education. After college graduation, he went to work for the U. S. Forestry Service. While he was working for the Forestry Service, he was hired by Lee Taylor as a teacher and coach, to work for the Colmesneil School District. During his first year of teaching at the school, he met his future wife, Martha Youngblood. They were married the following summer in 1959. During the same year, James coached the first baseball team that Colmesneil fielded. They went on to win twenty-seven straight games and to end the season undefeated, a record that he was proud of his entire life. While working for the Colmesneil I.S.D., James went back to school to complete his Masters’ in School Administration and to attain his Superintendent’s Certificate (with the help of several friends). During this time he was made principal at the school, and then with the retirement of Mr. Taylor in 1970, he became superintendent. James retired from the school in 1989. In 1990 he went to work as a juvenile probation officer for Tyler County, where he was made Chief Probation Officer in 1992. He retired in 1995. In the year 2000, he was appointed tot he South East Texas Region Five Board of Directors where he volunteered until the end of the 2010 school year. Many of James’ fondest memories involve the many sports that he took part in: as a player in high school and the Air Force, as a high school baseball and girls’ basketball coach, and as a Little League coach, where he coached his son for many years. In the later years of his life, James cherished his time with his friends, drinking coffee and exchanging news on a daily basis. James is survived by his wife of 51 years, Martha Youngblood Handley; his daughter and son, Khandi Handley Howard and her husband Jesse Howard, Cleve Handley and his wife Donna; grandchildren, Kyndal, Spenser, and Sophie Howard, and Dalton and Riley Handley, and great-granddaughter Lylah Belle Matos. James is also survived by his sister Ruby Lee Reynolds, and numerous nieces and nephews. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Colmesneil Independent School District. Memorial services are under the direction of Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.


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