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Houston County Courier - Obituaries
For the Week of August 25, 2007 - September 4, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Mr. Cozby Lilbert Sheffield, age 85 of Conroe, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2007 at Rosa’s Angel Care in Conroe after a long struggle with Alzheimers in the care of hospice. Mr. Sheffield was born October 10, 1921 in Percilla (Houston County) to Gordon Russell and Ima Hogan Sheffield. Mr. Sheffield served in the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp.) during the Great Depression, and served in the U.S. Army, 3432nd Ordinance MM Company during World War II.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints.” Psalms 116:15
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Gandhi
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Moline Smith Sheffield; daughter Pamela and husband James Lindsey, of Victoria; son and daughter-in-law Randall G. and Mae Sheffield, of Magnolia and Mark Sheffield, of Conroe; four grandchildren Kendra and husband Robert Phelps, Amy and husband Mick Jones, Cody Lindsey and wife Ashley, and Steven Lindsey; three great-grandchildren Tristan and Tyler Jones and Grace Phelps; sister Wanda Roberts, of Alto.
Preceded in death by his brother Gordon Sheffield, Jr.; and sisters Ima Jean and Mary Ann Sheffield Hughes.
Funeral Services for Mr. Cozby Lilbert Sheffield were held Monday, August 13, at Cashner’s Funeral Home in Conroe with the Reverend Gene Kendrick officiating.
Graveside Services were held in the Weches Cemetery in Houston County.

Mrs. Frances Parrish, age 73, of Crockett, passed away Friday, August 17, 2007 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  Mrs. Parrish was born September 5, 1933 in Houston County and was a lifetime resident of this area.  She was a retired bookkeeper and a past member of the Beta Sigma Phi.  Mrs. Parrish was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her son Stephen Parrish and wife Brenda, of Crockett; granddaughter Tera Furrh and husband Ty, of Crockett; grandson Kyle Parrish, of Crockett; great-granddaughter Sydney Furrh, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband Jack Parrish; parents Walter and Annie Mae Smith; step-father Grady Woolley; brothers Nolan Smith and Waymon Woolley; and sisters Mary Whetstone, Billy Simpson, Rosa Robert and Peggy McKithan.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Frances Parrish were held Sunday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen Parrish officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the The Gladney Fund 6300 John Ryan Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76132.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

Mr. Marion Eugene “Gene” Owen, age 58 of Richards, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2007 at his home. Mr. Owen was born August 1, 1949 in Crockett to John Travis and Lena Pearl Johnson Owen. Mr. Owen was a retired lieutenant from TDCJ. Mr. Owen loved living in the country. Mr. Owen liked working with his John Deere tractor, gardening and piddling around outdoors and he also enjoyed going to garage sales and junking with his wife Janice.
Survivors include his wife Janice Stanfield Owen; children Clint Hinds and wife Brie, of Richards, Jennifer Thompson and husband Allen, of Cleveland, Tenn., Melissa Lewis and husband Warren, of Huntsville, John Owen, of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Emily Byrd, of Richards; grandchildren Kirsten Hinds, Zanna Thompson, Chance Lewis, Logan Hinds, Gage Lewis, Wyatt Lewis, Olivia Thompson and Landon Hinds; brothers John K. Owen and wife Frances, of Tomball and James Gary Owen and wife Niakki, of Jacksonville, Ark.; sister-in-law Louise Owen, of Washington State; special cousins Carol Ann Hoch, Bobbie Sissom and Sherry Kaye Reed, all of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews, loving cousins, neighbors and family friends.
Preceded in death by his parents John Travis and Lena Pearl Johnson Owen; and brother David L. Owen.
Funeral Services for Mr. Marion Eugene “Gene” Owen were held Wednesday, August 22, at 10:00 a.m. in the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Hoke and the Rev. Bob Lynch officiating. Interment followed in the Pool’s Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Shane Reed, Sammy Reed, Trey Sissom, Billy Hoch, John Domingue and Curk McFall.
Honorary Pallbearers were John Kenneth Owen, James Gary Owen, John Stanfield, Paul Burns, Patrice Domingue, Jane Pool and Joanie Willis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Odyssey Health Care of Bryan College Station or Pool’s Cemetery.
Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com.
Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home

Mrs. Rosemary Taylor Bollinger, age 81, lost her battle with vascular disease and emphysema Saturday evening August 18th.
Mrs. Bollinger was born September 24, 1925 in Porter Springs. Mrs. Bollinger was the youngest daughter of Robert Lee and Willie Eugenia (nee Pate) Taylor. Mrs. Bollinger was called “Rosemarie” or her nickname “Mo” through most of her childhood. Mrs. Bollinger, her sister Norma Lee, and older brother William Frank grew up in Crockett, Texas where their father owned and ran a cotton gin and, later, a well-drilling business.
Following her graduation from Crockett High School in 1942 she became a telegrapher for Western Union, a critical job in the communication of war news at that time. Mrs. Bollinger met a young soldier and became a war bride at 18. Mrs. Bollinger has two daughters, Janice Lynn and Amy Jane, from that marriage.
After 16 years as an Army wife, Mrs. Bollinger managed to support and raise her two daughters alone during a time when single mothers were a rarity. Mrs. Bollinger worked for the Poultry Science department at Texas A&M University for six years. In 1963 she married Dr. James Norman Bollinger; they were happily married for 33 years. Dr. Bollinger earned acclaim as a research scientist with the Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio) and, later, in private industry with Galderma (Ft.Worth). Jim succumbed to heart disease in 1996. Rosemary relocated to San Antonio to be nearer her girls a year later.
Survivors include her two daughters and their husbands, Janice and Ronald Goodenough, of Manor and Amy and Curtis Coffee, of Lytle; and will be greatly missed by her four grandchildren Guy Adam and Honey Gayle Goodenough and Leeann and Taylor Coffee; one great-grandchild Shelbie Marie Sittre; daughter of Leeann and Patrick Sittre.
An intimate memorial service will be held at Providence Cemetery near Caldwell. Mrs. Bollinger will rest beside her beloved husband, Jim.

Mr. Willie Hayne Waller, age 69 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2007 in the Winfield Nursing Center. Mr. Waller was born February 4, 1938 in Houston County and was a lifetime resident of Crockett.
Mr. Waller was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Mr. Waller was a retired roofer and attended the Baptist church.
Survivors include his daughters Suzanne Gourley and husband Stephen and Angela Simmons, all of Herrin, Ill.; grandchildren Crystal Evrard and husband Brock, Debra Mincey and Thomas Gourley and wife Tara, all of Herrin, Ill.; great-grandchildren Kylee and Cameron Evrard, Emma Mincey and Caleb Gourley; brothers A. W. Waller, of Crockett, Ronny Waller and wife Carolyn, of Latexo and Jack Waller, of Crockett; sister Lela Owens; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his parents T. J. and Avie Lou Waller; brother Thomas Ray Waller; sister and brother-in-law Mary Lou and John B. LaRue.
Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. Willie Hayne Waller were held Friday, August 24, at 10:30 a.m. in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Goodson officiating. 
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home








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