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Houston County Courier - Obituaries
August 2010
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IDA MARZEE HARRISON
Mrs. Ida Marzee Harrison, age 91 of Weches, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2010 in Lufkin. Mrs. Harrison was born September 19, 1917 in Emory. Mrs. Harrison and her husband J.W. Harrison of Weches lived in Houston before moving to the Weches area in 1972. Both were members of the Weches Baptist Church. Survivors include her children Dean Lawler, of Porter, Lawanna (Lawler) Martin, Jessie Lawler, all of Cypress, Joella (Lawler) Jones, of Montgomery, Robert Lawler, of Porter and Sylvia (Harrison) Oliver, of Ratcliff; 24 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband J.W. Harrison. Funeral Services for Mrs. Ida Marzee Harrison were held August 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at O.T. Al-len&Son Funeral Home in Alto with the Rev. Duane Mills officiating. Interment followed in the Weches Cemetery.

CURTIS MORRIS SIDES
Mr. Curtis Morris Sides, age 79 of Angleton, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2010. Mr. Sides was born February 15, 1931 in Weldon, the oldest child of James Edgar and Mary Shiflett Sides. He moved to Angleton at a young age and attended school in Angleton, where he was a member of the class of 1949. Mr. Sides was a member of Operator's Union Local 450, and a member of Angleton Masonic Lodge #829, where he served as an advisor for the Angleton DeMolay Chapter. Mr. Sides was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lucille Yates Sides, of Angleton; son Donald Sides, of Algoa; daughters Vickie Smilie and Nicki Sides, of Angleton; grandchildren Rhonda, Rene, Christopher, Jeff, Amy and Thomas; great-grandchildren Derrick, nicholas, Lane, Cole, Cy, Devin, Sabrina, Jared, Brandon, Bobby, Jeffrey and Alex; great-great-grandchildren Lukas and Alanna; sisters Georgia Side Bailey and husband Leon, of Livingston and Bette Sides Sweeny, of Alvin; as well as two special aunts. Preceded in death by his parents James Edgar and Mary Shiflett Sides; two sisters Lorene Sides Wade and Nola Sides Matheny; brother James Sides; and granddaughter Tammy Hargrove. Funeral Services for Mr. Curtis Morris Sides were held August 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Palms Funerall Home. Interment followed in Angleton Cemetery. Palms Funeral Home

CLAYTON S. BROWN
Mr. Clayton S. Brown, age 87 of Grapeland, passed away Monday, August 16, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Brown was born January 05, 1923 in Fredericksburg, Texas and had lived the last 27 years in Grapeland, formerly living in Dripping Springs. Mr. Brown was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was retired having worked as a plumber and was also a rancher. Mr. Brown attended the Sunset Christian Church in Grapeland. Survivors include his daughters Robin Whittenbaugh and husband John, of Dripping Springs, Beverly Ann Alba and husband Domingo, of San Marcos; grandchildren Lance Alba, Eric Alba, Ian Alba and Robert Alba, of San Marcos; great-grandchildren Lilly Alba and Alena Alba, of San Marcos; sisters Louise McConnell, of Austin, Ruth Thomsen, of Calif.; brothers Lee Brown, of Magnolia and James Brown, of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his wife Penny Brown; son Clay S. Brown; sisters and brothers Luzettie Monroe, Cora Koenig, Aiderline Churchwell, G. E. Brown, Bascom Brown, Larry Brown, Douglas Brown and Alfreda Whitley. Funeral Services for Mr. Clayton S. Brown were held Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Vance Drum officiating. Military Graveside Services followed in the Brown Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for Mr. Brown may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MICHAEL CHRIS “BIG MIKE” PARVIN
Mr. Michael Chris “Big Mike” Parvin, age 53 of Crockett, passed away Friday, July 23, 2010 after a brave and valiant battle with cancer. Mr. Parvin was born November 17, 1956 in Alhambra, California and had been living in Crockett. Mr. Parvin was a member of the Crockett Elks Lodge. He had worked for K&S Plumbing and he loved bass fishing. Survivors include his wife Nancee Parvin, of Crockett; stepdaughter April Hatfield; step-grandchildren Scott Hatfield, Jacobb Hatfield, Mia Hatfield and Kaleb Hatfield, all of Crockett; brother Jackie Parvin and his wife Lorrie, of Pomona, Calif.; nephews and nieces Brian Parvin and wife Tonja, and their children, Tyler, Ian and Lauryn Parvin, all of Las Vegas, Nev., Matthew Parvin, of Bozeman, MT, Natalie Parvin, Tracy Parvin, Mark Parvin and Bridgette Parvin, all of Seattle, Wash.; cousins Rita Yotti and husband John, Connie Stroud, Tommy Stroud, all of San Dimas, Calif., Susie Boggs, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Larry Boggs and Charlie Boggs, both of San Dimas, Calif. Preceded in death by his father Jack Parvin; mother Fayette (Mason) Parvin; and brother Ray Parvin, all of La Puente, California. Memorial Services for Mr. Michael Chris “Big Mike” Parvin will be held Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with the Rev. Todd White officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Parvin Memorial Fund, c/o Callaway-Allee Funeral Home, 700 East Houston Avenue, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Parvin may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

O. K. MCCARTY
Mr. O. K. McCarty, age 87 of Crockett, formerly of Lovelady, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at his residence. Mr. McCarty was born April 15, 1923 in Houston County, Texas and had lived most of his lifetime in Lovelady. Mr. McCarty was retired from Lovelady I. S. D. with 33 years of service and attended the Lovelady Church of Christ. Survivors include his daughters Marlene Sanders and husband Ernie, of Lovelady, Frances Martin, of Crockett, Marsha Popillion and husband Boyd, of Grapeland; eight grandchildren Teresa Whitney and husband Gary, of Lovelady, Melissa Allen and husband Andrew, of Latexo, Julie Hernandez, of Crockett, Crystal Jaurez and husband Salud, of Crockett, Lea-Ann Hargrove and husband Randy Jr., of Crockett, Misty Ross and husband Tony, of Crockett, Wesley Kosechata and wife April, of Crockett and Amanda Popillion and husband Travis, of Crockett; 14 great-grandchildren; sons-in-law Curtis Wolf, John Little and Walter Kosechata; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his wife, Annie Belle McCarty; great-grandson Maurice Martinez; and sisters Viola McCarty and Lois McCarty. Funeral Services for Mr. O. K. McCarty were held Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Randy Jones Officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. McCarty may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JEANETTE CASKEY EWING
Mrs. Jeanette Caskey Ewing, age 79 of Frisco, Texas passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in Grace Presbyterian Village in Dallas. Mrs. Ewing was born July 30, 1931 in Crockett, Texas and had been living in Frisco for the past 7 years. Survivors include her son Christopher Ewing and wife Ashley, of Little Rock, Ark.; daughter Kari Mason and husband Carrington, of Dallas; grandchildren Brennan Mason, of Dallas, Preston and Elizabeth Ewing, of Little Rock, Ark.; sister Charlene Caskey Chapman, of Dallas; uncle C.B. Saxon, of Crockett; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William Boyd Ewing. Funeral Services for Mrs. Jeanette Caskey Ewing were held Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for Mrs. Ewing may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

EUNICE MCCELVEY
Mrs. Eunice McCelvey, age 95 of San Marcos, Texas, beloved and cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2010. Mrs. McCelvey was born March 3, 1915, in Houston County, Texas, to Walter E. and Ida (Evans) Ellisor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Marcos for many years. Survivors include her two sons R.B. McCelvey and wife Becky, of Luling and Rex McCelvey, of Cotulla; four daughters Maxine Barnes, of New Braunfels, Shirley Saathoff, of San Marcos, Lajean McCelvey, of San Antonio and Jo Jones and husband Randy, of Marble Falls; sister Nollie Woolley, of Houston; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Robert (R.D.) McCelvey (2008); son-in-law P.H. Barnes; grandsons Rob McCelvey and Brett McCelvey; and great-grandson James Jones. Private family graveside services will be held. Obituary and guestbook online at HYPERLINK "http://www.penningtonfuneralhome.com" www.penningtonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home

ARMINTA MARY CARTER ARNOLD
Mrs. Arminta Mary Carter Arnold, age 90 of Crockett, passed away Friday, July 30, 2010 in the Methodist Hospital in Houston. Mrs. Arnold was born April 19, 1920 at home in Galveston, Texas while her father was attending medical school. She grew up in Austin. While attending the University of Texas she met and married Douglas Harold Arnold. They returned to make their home in Crockett after World War II. As an active member of First Baptist Church, Arminta served tirelessly as church librarian, WMU director, Girls Auxiliary leader and many other roles. She was especially honored to serve as trustee for East Texas Baptist University, one of Doug’s alma mater’s. Always involved in the Community, she was a member of the Magnolia Garden Club, past president of the Crockett PTA, and a docent for the Downes-Aldrich House. She also served as drive chairman for the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. In her later years, she loved to travel and join her friends for bridge games. She was happiest when doing for others and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Survivors include her daughters Lynda Habbinga and husband Dr. Richard Habbinga, of Austin and Gail Matthews and husband Mike Matthews, of Crockett; grandchildren Ellen Matthews, of College Station, Lara Liebhart and husband Joseph, of Jersey City, N. J. and John Habbinga, of Lubbock; great-grandchildren Shawn Liebhart and Eric Liebhart; nieces Cynthia Love and husband Jack, of Shreveport, La. and Shannon McNeil, of Austin; numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Doug Arnold; parents Dr. Carl Estes Carter and Vida Lenora (Baker) Carter; brother Wendell Carter; sister-in-law Faye Carter; father -in-law and mother-in-law Leonard and Della Arnold. Funeral Services for Mrs. Arminta Mary Carter Arnold were held Tuesday, August 03, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with the Rev. Keeney Dickenson officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Library, 801 E. Goliad, Crockett, Texas 75835 or Charity of Choice. Condolences for Mrs. Arnold may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MAXINE MAGEE MABRY
Mrs. Maxine Magee Mabry, age 80 of Pennington, passed away Friday, August 6, 2010 in the St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Mrs. Mabry was born October 13, 1929 in Trinity County, Texas and was a resident of Pennington. She was a housewife and a member of the Pennington Baptist Church. Survivors include her nieces Cinda Norsworthy and husband David, of Pennington, Pam Kemper and husband Jason, of Woodlake and Brenda Callahan and husband Dennis, of Crockett; sister-in-law Jenny Magee, of Groveton; aunt Annie Lee Reynolds, of Pennington; uncle Hoyt Thompson, of Friday; great-nieces Amy, Erika, Tera, Amber, Amanda; great-nephew Kyle; great-great-nephews Blake, Troy, Chad; great-great-nieces Carley, Madison, Allisyn, Sydney, Clara Jewel, Sarah Beth and Mallory. Preceded in death by her husband Marshall Mabry; parents Willie and Erma Magee; and brother Jamie Magee. Funeral Services for Mrs. Maxine Magee Mabry were held Monday, August 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Pennington Baptist Church with Bro. M. L. “Bud” Magee officiating. Interment followed in the Pennington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pennington Baptist Church Building Fund. Condolences for Mrs. Mabry may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

RENA PRICE PRINGLE
Mrs. Rena Price Pringle, age 91 of Longview, formerly of Crockett, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2010 in the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. Mrs. Pringle was born August 16, 1918 in Houston County, Texas and had been living in Longview, previously living in Crockett. Mrs. Pringle was retired having worked for Continental Telephone Company and was a member of the Judson Road Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughter Patricia Collins, of Longview; grandson Gavin Collins and wife Karen, of Hallsville; great-grandson Steven Collins, of Hallsville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Weldon and Ruth Pringle, of Alto. Preceded in death by her husband A. J. Pringle; and parents Mood Price and Maude (Turner) Price. Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Rena Price Pringle were held Monday, August 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Mr. Carl Allen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation P.O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Pringle may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JOHN ROLAND “JOHNNY” BEAR
Mr. John Roland “Johnny” Bear, age 65 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010, in the East Texas Medical-Center. Mr. Bear was born July 21, 1945 in Crockett, Texas and was a lifetime resident of Crockett. Mr. Bear was a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 A.F. & A.M. having served as Worshipful Master in the past. He was a 33° Master Mason. He belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 509 and was currently serving as Worthy Patron. He was a 2008 Initiate of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Mr. Bear was owner and operator of Bear Machine Shop for many years and was a U.S. Census worker. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett. Survivors include his children Elizabeth Moore and husband John, of Crockett and John Robert Bear and girl friend Amanda Starr, of Fairfield; grandchildren Charity and Chasidy Starr, of Fairfield; special friend Nancy Reynolds, of Madisonville; numerous nieces and other relatives. Funeral Services for Mr. John Roland “Johnny” Bear were held Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Crockett with Dr. Jerry House and Ms. Cindy Parker officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 984, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Bear may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JOYCE ELAINE LUCAS HOBSON
Mrs. Joyce Elaine Lucas Hobson, age 74 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at her daughter's residence in Jennings, Louisiana. Mrs. Hobson’s wish was to be cremated. During the 60’s and 70’s Mrs. Hobson was a resident of Jennings, La., where she and her former husband (Gerald Hobson) were the owners of Hobson’s Gulf Service and Hobson’s Wrecker Service. She returned to Texas in 1980 where she began working as a cashier for convenience stores. For more than 30 years she greeted customers with a friendly smile and a warm welcome. For the last nine years she was a loyal and dedicated employee of Tetco on the Loop in Crockett, Texas. Survivors include her daughter Deidra Reed and husband Kyle, of Jennings, La.; sister Edna Bounds Kirk, of Cut and Shoot; two brothers Norman Lucas and wife Carla and Dorman Lucas and wife Joan, all of Crockett; two grandchildren Kylie Reed, of Lafayette, La. and Macie Reed of Jennings, La.; nieces and nephews Debbie Bounds, of Spring, Randy Bounds, of Cut and Shoot, Keith Lucas, of Crockett and Becky George, of Wynn, Ark. A Memorial Service for Mrs. Joyce Elaine Lucas Hobson will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Harvest Church with the Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. The family requests that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or flowers may be sent to the Harvest Church, 1405 E. Loop 304, Crockett, Tx. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.miguezfuneralhome.com. Miguez Funeral Home

BONNIE FAYE SAUERS
Mrs. Bonnie Faye Sauers, age 75, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010 at her home near Nixon. Mrs. Sauers was born in Lovelady, Texas on June 5, 1935. Survivors include her husband Donald Lee Sauers, of Victoria; daughters Nancy Stepherson O’Donnell, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Glenda Pompa, of Goliad; son Scott E. Allee, of Karnes City; two sisters Nelda Moore, of Lovelady and Janet Robison, of Spring; seven grandchildren Michael, Kara, Carol, C.J., Amber, Tyler and Austin; four great-grandchildren Sierra, Tanner, Aidan, and Evan; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and many friends. Preceded in death by her parents Hollis and Eunice (Alverson) Moore; two brothers Guy Gene Moore and Hollis Moore; and a sister Nanette Vondra. Funeral Services for Mrs. Bonnie Faye Sauers were held Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Smiley United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Price officiating. Interment followed in the Smiley Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers Robert Henry Pattillo, Willie Bustamante Jr., Ben Whitsitt, Danny Goynes, Tyler Goynes, and Austin Goynes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smiley United Methodist Church or to the charity of one’s choice. Finch Funeral Chapel

DONALD LEE "BUDDY" SAUERS
Mr. Donald Lee “Buddy” Sauers, age 78 of Nixon, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Mr. Sauers was born in Victoria, Texas on August 1, 1931. Survivors include his daughters Nancy Stepherson O’Donnell, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Glenda Pompa, of Goliad; son Scott E. Allee, of Karnes City; step-mother Cassie Mae Sauers; four siblings Marilyn Shriver, Lionel R. Sauers, Horace Lloyd Tettleton, all of Corpus Christi and Gilbert Keys, of Lockhart; seven grandchildren Michael, Kara, Carol, C.J., Amber, Tyler and Austin; four great-grandchildren Sierra, Tanner, Aidan, and Evan; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and many friends. Preceded in death by his parents Ben and Elsie Marie (Adams) Sauers; and his wife Bonnie Faye (Moore) Sauers, on July 26, 2010. A Memorial Service for Mr. Donald Lee “Buddy” Sauers were held Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Finch Funeral Chapel of Nixon with Dr. Robert Price officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smiley United Methodist Church or to the charity of one’s choice. Finch Funeral Chapel

EVA RUTH HOGAN
Mrs. Eva Ruth Hogan, age 79 of Grapeland, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Trucare Living Center in Palestine. Mrs. Hogan was born February 28, 1931 in Grapeland to E.H. and Emma Lively Denman. Survivors include her son James Michael Hogan, of Grapeland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents E.H. and Emma Lively Denman; husband Harold Hogan; brothers O.T. Denman, and Boyd Denman; and a twin sister Lottie Sue Denman Bedford. Graveside Services for Mrs. Eva Ruth Hogan were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery with Mr. Lloyd Dickey officiating. To view online, leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

ROY DEAN SMITH
Mr. Roy Dean Smith, age 64 of Kennard, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Smith was born December 28, 1945 in Crockett, Texas and had lived in Kennard. Mr. Smith had worked as manager for Piccadilly Cafeteria for 37 years and had also worked for Consumer’s for 6 years. He was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Sally Smith, of Kennard; sons Roy Dean Smith, Jr., of Bossier City, La. and Randy Smith, of Shreveport, La.; sister Marilyn Bock and husband Phil, of Loveland, Colo.; sister-in-law Jean Ward, of Grapeland; brother-in-law James Jackson and wife Elsie, of Rockport; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Elmer Smith and Gladys Martin Smith; brothers Timothy Lee Smith, Elmer Smith, Jr. and John Henry Smith; and sister Louise Smith. The family will be having a private graveside service for Mr. Roy Dean Smith. Condolences for Mr. Smith may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DAVID LYNN WHITEHEAD
Mr. David Lynn Whitehead, age 60 of Weimar, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010. Mr. Whitehead was born in Crockett, March 24, 1950, to Clifton and Corene Whitehead. He was a 1968 graduate of Grapeland High School and received his teaching degree from Sam Houston State University. Mr. Whitehead was an educator for many years and upon retiring from the school system, he opened his own antique shop. Survivors include his three children, son Christopher Whitehead, of New Ulm, daughters Kimberly Taylor and husband Donnie, of Seattle, Wash. and Allyson Whitehead, of Corpus Christi; one sister Peggy Emmons, of Grapeland; and four brothers John Whitehead, of San Antonio, Winston Whitehead, of Grapeland, Leon Whitehead, of Kurten and Anthony Whitehead of Huffman. A Private Memorial Service was held for the family. A memorial marker in his honor will be placed at Whitehead Cemetery.

JAMES W. WOOLLEY
Mr. James W. Woolley, age 69 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin. Mr. Woolley was born July 19, 1941 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime. Mr. Woolley was a veteran of the United States National Guard. He was a past member of the Lions Club and was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. He had worked for Cameron Iron Work. Survivors include his wife Barbara Woolley, of Crockett; son Jimmy D. Woolley and wife Danica, of Corsicana; grandchildren Jada and Jaylee Woolley, of Corsicana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Jimmy and Annie Mae Woolley. Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. James W. Woolley were held Saturday, August 07, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Shady Grove Cemetery with the Rev. John Goss officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice in the Pines, 116 South Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for Mr. Woolley may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MARGUERITE “MAGGIE” RICHARDS
Mrs. Marguerite “Maggie” Richards, age 91 of Lovelady, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2010 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Richards was born November 19, 1918 and enjoyed living in the country. Mrs. Richards was retired having worked in the Banking business in bookkeeping. She loved her grandkids and great-grandkids. Mrs. Richards was a member of the Lovelady Church of Christ and was a faithful Christian. She loved birds and history of Houston County. Mrs. Richards enjoyed quilt making and crocheting. Survivors include her son Bill Cannon, of Palacios; daughter Frankie Wells and husband Leron, of Lovelady; grandchildren Leron Thomas Wells III and wife Jenny, of Sugar Land and Shelly Bellis and husband Bobby, of Lovelady; great-grandchildren Kyle Bellis, Leah Bellis and David Lee Wells; very special and dear friends, Carol and Mike Broxson, of Lovelady; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Homer Richards; first husband Homer Franklin Cannon; one infant daughter and twin infant sons. Funeral Services for Mrs. Marguerite “Maggie” Richards were held Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Church of Christ with Mr. David Baker officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice in the Pines, 116 Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904 or Houston County Home Health Care, P. O. Box 1372, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Richards may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CODY RYAN POPP
Cody Ryan Popp, age 20, on July 23, 2010 a cowboy was taken from his place on earth to be with his Lord and Savior. Cody was born on April 25, 1990. Cody graduated from Huntsville High School in 2008. He was a Senior Flagman for the class of 2008 and was a Life Time Member of the Walker County Fair Association where he showed goats. Cody loved life and most of all his family and friends. He was a true outdoorsman, loving to hunt, fish and his new found love for BULL RIDING. Those left to cherish his memories are his parents Dale Popp and Cindy Tatsch; sister Brandy Popp and fiancé Blake Turner; step-dad Richard Tatsch; stepbrother and sister Cole and Leah Tatsch; grandmothers and grandfather Josephine Popp and Jessie and Winfred Estell; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his Grandpa’s Herbert Popp and Preston Warren. Funeral Services for Cody Ryan Popp were held Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 10:00 am, at University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, Texas. Interment followed at Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Nada, Texas. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations should be made to the Walker County Fair Association or Charitable organization of your choice. RIDE COWBOY RIDE Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home

JAMES WILLIAM REED
Mr. James William Reed, age 76 of Grapeland, passed away at his home Sunday, July 25, 2010. Mr. Reed was born August 14, 1933 in Teague to Wesley Aden and Mary Modine Reed. He was a self employed Lease Operator Contract Truckman. He was a wonderful devoted husband, loving father and grandfather a devout Christian and a hard worker. Mr. Reed was a member of the First Baptist Church Grapeland, a Godly leader obedient to the call of Christ. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marie Reed; daughter Penny Howard and husband Tim Howard; son James Wesley Reed; sisters Janice Choate and husband Norman Choate and Syble Minter and husband Johnny Minter; brother Glynn Reed and wife Nita Reed; mother-in-law Matti Nick; sisters-in-law Pearl Moss, Eva McKinney, Matti Lou Richardson and Edwena Martin; grandchildren and great-grandchildren T. C. Howard and wife Amy Howard, their children Blake and Emma Howard, Melissa Cobb and husband Chuck Cobb, their children Loren, Madison and Ryleigh Cobb, Nicole Reed and her children Casey and Caylee Morris, Jerred Reed and Jamie Reed. Preceded in death by his parents Wesley Aden and Mary Modine Reed; and brother Herbert Reed. Funeral Services for Mr. James William Reed were held Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Grapeland with the Rev. David Bradley and the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Whitehead Cemetery in Grapeland Pallbearers will be Chris Minter, Wesley Minter, Randall Wash, Brian McKechnie, Jason Lansford, Tim Reed and Ross Richardson. In lieu of flowers family request donations may be made to First Baptist Church Grapeland Building Fund, P.O. Box 283, Grapeland, Texas 75844. To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

BEN WINFRED MILLS
Mr. Ben Winferd Mills, age 89 of Lovelady, passed from this life on July 23, 2010 while at his son Kim's house in Highlands, Tx., which is a suburb of Houston. He had been living with his son since falling ill 2 months ago. Mr. Mills was born near Lovelady on a farm and was the youngest child. During his lengthy life, he was a laborer, farmer, chauffeur, Chevrolet mechanic, welder, construction worker and as he phrased it, a “Jack-Of-All-Trades.” He was also a self-professed country singer, often playing his guitar and singing at Nursing Homes in Trinity, Crockett and Groveton and many others in the Houston and Grandbury area. Even well into his 80's, Mr. Mills jokingly declared he enjoyed “playing music for the “old folks.” He performed several times in Lovelady's Old School Gym with notables such as Moe Bandy, Johnny Rodriguez and Johnny Horton. He also performed at a fundraiser for the Tex Ritter Monument in Carthage when he lived with his niece Annette Burnum. Mr. Mills always loved the country life, so when given the opportunity, he moved back to Lovelady in 2005 with his wife, Doris Vaughn Mills. They lived on Houston Street in a house owned by his niece, MaeDean Harrelson, who graciously made it possible for him to fulfill one of his final wishes by returning back to Lovelady where he was raised. He started school at age 5 at Antioch and in 1926 began attending Prairie Point School which was later consolidated with the Lovelady Schools. when he was 16-years-old, He quit school in order to help his family with expenses and at age 17 enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corp. (CCC). At age 19 he re-enlisted in the CCC in Apple Springs, at a cost of $44. Later he was discharged, “at the convenience of the Government,” then went into the military service. In 1942 He enlisted in the Coast Guard, training for combat in Lapoorte. At the time of his enlistment, both his brothers were already in the service, stationed in Australia, so Mr. Mills hoped to meet up with them. However, during WWII he fought in the Philippines Liberation, taking shrapnel from a Japanese bomber in both legs and received medical treatment aboard the hospital ship, “USS Mercy” and later at a hospital in New Guinea. Mr. Mills received a Purple Heart and earned a Bronze Star. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and VFW, making regular donations to both organizations. Mr. Mills hobbies included playing music, gardening, hunting and fishing. He had a garden and enjoyed growing a variety of vegetables, including “Yard Long Beans.” He joked that it took only one long bean to feed him and Doris. In September 2008 he had his picture in the “Houston County Courier” newspaper for growing an extremely large pear. Survivors include his one daughter Sherry Lewis, of Woodville, Ala.; two sons Bennie Dale Mills, of New Braunfels and Kim Winferd Mills, of Highlands, with his former wife of 41 years Evelyn Killingsworth; eight grandchildren Richard Moore, of Splendora, Laura Chambers, of Woodville, Ala., Tanya Novosad, of Crosby, Deanna Mills, of Temple, Erica Staufer, of Georgetown, Deidra Mills, of Austin, Dale Mills, of New Braunfels and Kevin Wayne Mills, of Beaumont; nine greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by his parents Frank Watson Mills and Sarah Ringo Mills his father passed away when Ben was 6-months-old; two brothers frank James Mills and Jesse Dean Mills; three sisters Mamie Mills, Daisy Morgan and Ola Mae Robison Mr. Ben Winferd Mills was buried in his family's plot in Evergreen Cemetery in Lovelady. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home

JUDY BETH SHUPAK
Mrs. Judy Beth Shupak, age 60 of Lovelady, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010 at her residence in Lovelady. Mrs. Shupak was born February 17, 1950 in Crockett, Texas and had lived her lifetime in Lovelady. She had worked as a bookkeeper. Survivors include her husband Rex Shupak, of Lovelady; sons Brian (Peewee) Shupak and wife Stacey, Burt Shupak, and J. R. Shupak and wife Danna, all of Lovelady; daughter-in- law Polly Shupak, of Austonio; grandchildren Dalton, Dillon, Dustin, Dayton, T. J., Samantha, Haley, Shelby and Jaxson; brothers Billie Hill and wife Sue, of Crockett, Bobbie Hill, of Dew, Jimmy Hill, of Nacogdoches, Jerry Hill and wife Rae, of San Augustine and Mack Hill and wife Donna, of Corsicana; sister Bettie Estell, of Nacogdoches; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Larry and Barbara Shupak, of Lovelady; numerous nieces and nephews; lifelong friends Louise Woodson and the late Faye Woodson; special friends Tuffy and Jo Ann Van Dyke; God sent friends Kandias and Blue Choate; special friends through medicine Dr. Alan Mobley, Dr. E. Abbasi and Dr. Maria Sosa. Preceded in death by his parents Joe and Pauline Hill; brothers Cleo Pierce and Jack Hill; and sisters-in-law Lettie Hill, Madeline Pierce and Glenda Hill. Funeral Services for Mrs. Judy Beth Hill were held Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lovelady High School Scholarship Fund, Lovelady, Texas 75851. Condolences for Mrs. Shupak may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JIMMY FRANKLIN HARRISON
Mr. Jimmy Franklin Harrison, age 62 of Kennard, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010. Mr. Harrison was born in Crockett, Texas on December 13, 1947 to Jack and Geneva English Harrison and lived most of his lifetime in Kennard. He was baptized at the early age of nine and in later years was a member of Centerhill Methodist Church. In August of 1966, he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his mother Geneva Harrison, of Lufkin; daughters Tiffany Harrison Stubblefield and Shanna Harrison James and husband Michael, all of Lovelady; mother of his children Lana VanDeaver, of Huntsville; and four grandchildren, all of Lovelady, Ty and Jacy Stubblefield and Madelyn and Cody James; sister Brenda and husband Terry Stubblefield, of Kennard; niece Mandy and husband Kyle Palmer, of Tyler; and nephew Trevor Stubblefield, of Kennard. Preceded in death by his father Jack Allen Harrison. Funeral Services for Mr. Jimmy Franklin Harrison were held on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Military Graveside Services will followed in the Harrison Family Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Harrison may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WILLIAM BOYD “BO” EWING
Mr. William Boyd “Bo” Ewing, age 81 of Frisco, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010 in the Grace Presbyterian Rehabilitation Center in Dallas. Mr. Ewing was born January 21, 1929 in Mercedes, Texas and had been living in Frisco for the past 7 years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Ewing was a retired real estate investor. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jeanette Caskey Ewing of Dallas; son Christopher Ewing and wife Ashley, of Little Rock, Ark.; daughters Kari Mason and husband Carrington, of Dallas and Emily Finchum of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren Brennan Mason, of Dallas, Preston Ewing, Elizabeth Ewing, both of Little Rock, Ark. and Kristi Puerta, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; great-grandchild Jett Puerta, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister-in-law Charlene Caskey Chapman, of Dallas; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services for Mr. William Boyd “Bo” Ewing were held Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Keeney Dickenson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for Mr. Ewing may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JUANITA LUCILLE “NITA” (HARRINGTON) TROUTMAN
Mrs. Juanita Lucille “Nita” (Harrington) Troutman, age 85 of Crockett, formerly of Baytown, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. Mrs. Troutman was born February 25, 1925 in Gainsville, Texas and had lived in Crockett for several years, previously living in Baytown. She was a housewife and ministers wife for 53 years and a member of the Harvest Church in Crockett. Survivors include her two daughters Saundra Grace “Sandy” McCullough and special son-in-law Daniel Lee “Dan” McCullough and Sharon Anita Bruner, all of Crockett; special adopted daughters Peggy Whiteaker, of Baytown and Mary Ann Huff, of Johnson City, Tenn.; four grandsons Dwayne Lee Caswell, of Beaumont, Mark Olen McCullough and wife Heather Danielle McCullough, of Spokane, Mo., James Darren McCullough and wife Sara Jeanette McCullough, of Crockett and Michael Lee Little and wife Charlotte Little, of Ozona; special adopted granddaughter Melissa Whiteaker, of Baytown; nine great-grandchildren Taylor Lee Caswell, of Beaumont, Devin Edward Caswell, of Huntsville, Devin Anthony McCullough, Alayna Jordyn McCullough, Madison Avery McCullough, all of Spokane, Mo., Alexander Grace “Allie” McCullough, of New Caney, Brady Warren McCullough, of Crockett, Gage Little and Jakob Olen Little, both of Ozona; special friends Frank Horton and Betty Martinka. Preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Rev. Olen Troutman; mother Lula Small Harrington; father John Henry Harrington; brothers Hubert John Harrington, Robert Francis “Bob” Harrington and Eugene Ray “Gene” Harrington; and sisters Ollie Mae Minter and Ruby Marie Ellis. Funeral Services for Mrs. Juanita Lucille “Nita” (Harrington) Troutman were held Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Charles and the Rev. James Shepard officiating. Interment followed in the Latexo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Choice. Condolences for Mrs. Troutman may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

 

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