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CAROLYN MARIE PATTON POLAND
Mrs. Carolyn Marie Patton Poland, age 54 of Crockett, passed away Monday, August 22, 2011 at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. Mrs. Poland was born May 27, 1957 in Crockett to Bobby and Florine Nichols Patton. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Poland was a member of the South Loop Church of Christ. Survivors include her step-daughter Amy Elliott and husband Chuck; step-son Paul Poland; brother Kenny Patton and wife Julia; step-grandchildren Zachary Taylor Poland, Jasmine Nichole Bronger, Steven Gholson, Jasmine Marie Elliott, Jessica Elliott, C.J. Elliott and Gabriel Poland; and five step-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents Bobby and Florine Nichols Patton; husband George W. Poland; and brother Bobby Wayne Patton, Jr. Memorial Services for Mrs. Carolyn Marie Patton Poland were held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Bailey & Foster Chapel in Grapeland. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Diabetes Association. To view online, leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com Bailey&Foster Funeral Home

JOHN CLANCY ROOP
Mr. John Clancy Roop, age 52 of Crockett, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, August 20, 2011, following a long and very courageous battle with melanoma. Mr. Roop was born May 25, 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah to John Wallis Roop and Norma Talley Clancy Roop. He lived most of his life in Texas and was the epitome of a Texas man…Big…Strong…Quick Smile…Great sense of humor…and a HUGE soft heart! Mr. Roop was one of the finest carpenters in East Texas and took great pride in his work. Survivors include his devoted wife Adair Roop, of Crockett; father John W Roop, of Crockett; sons John Cofer (J.C.) Roop and wife April, of Grapeland and Christopher Roop, of Crockett; daughter Carissa Carter, of Grapeland; son-in-law Harvey Swan, of Grapeland; sister Dallas Fitzgerald and husband Bobby, of Tyler; grandchildren Bret, Brooklyne and Baylee; step-children James Brown, Christy Cunnup and T. C. Cunnup; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother Norma Talley Clancy Roop; sister Vicki Jo Crump; nieces Norma Ann Gore and Tammy Joyce. Services are scheduled for Mr. John Clancy Roop Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Crockett, with the Rev. Buck Olive officiating.

ANITA HENSON RICHARDS
Ms. Anita Henson Richards, age 55, left this life on Monday, August 22, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Ms. Richards was born on July 25, 1956, in Houston to Jacqueline Morgan Henson Berch and Clyde J. Henson, and was the eldest of two daughters. She attended school in Houston, graduating from Sharpstown High School. She received a Bachelors of Arts in Teaching for Sam Houston State University with certifications in Special Education, English, Secondary History and Secondary Psychology. While at Sam Houston State, She was on the SHSU National Dean’s List, Who’s Who Among American Women; and invited to join the English Honor Society. Ms. Richards taught at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD from 1981-1995. In 1991, She lost her left leg, vision in her left eye and had open heart surgery to replace her mitral valve. Following intensive rehabilitation, She returned to teaching in 1991 while also attending Houston Baptist University to receive a Masters of Arts in Psychology in 1995. While at HBU, She was a member of Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) and held the office of Secretary from 1993-1995. She was also a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society and a student Affiliate of American Psychological Association. She was a weekly volunteer at a psychiatric hospital and while there was awarded Outstanding Volunteer Award, HCA Gulf Pines Hospital, 1992. After experiencing some major medical problems from 1999, Ms. Richards received a kidney and pancreas transplants on 2001. She again taught profoundly disabled students at Latexo High School for the years of 2008-2009. Health problems continued to plague her, but her outlook was always upbeat. Ms. Richards loved her horses. She raised Paint and Pinto horses which she have a very successful show career. With her favorite horse Miss Red Trina, she won three World Titles in Halter, Western Pleasure and English Pleasure. She was an outstanding 4-H leader for Harris County (81-85) TrailsWest Club and Waller County (1990-1991). Survivors include her mother Jacqueline Morgan Berch, of Austonio; sister Amanda Henson, of Austonio; aunts Billie Doyle, of Austonio, Eloise McCaskill, of Centerville and Claudine Morgan, of Humble: uncles Henry Morgan, of LaGrange and Donald Morgan and wife Jonnie, of Donie; and many wonderful cousins; special friends Wendy Jones, of Bridgeport, Channing and Pam Wood, of Katy, Aulus Cocholice, of Brasil and Gay Allen, of Hockley. Preceded in death by her grandparents Alvin and Eva Morgan of Austonio. Funeral Services for Ms. Anita Henson Richards were held Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in the Callaway Allee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Gene Fogt officiating. Condolences for Mrs. Richards may be left at online obituaries www.callawayalleecom. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JAMES LYNDON REED
Mr. James Lyndon Reed, age 75 of Laurel, Mississippi, passed away, Monday, August 22, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Reed was born March 17, 1936 and was retired from the oilfield and was a supervisor in maintenance with Cameron Gates Industrial. He served in the National Guard and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife Gloria Lowe Reed, of Laurel, Miss.; son Randy Short, of Earth, La.; two daughters Regina Gleisner, of Petal and Joan Pitchford, of Waller; grandchildren Michael Short, McKensey Short, Jared Pitchford, Katherine Hudson, Brittany Gleisner, John Cordova and Stephanie Gleisner; great-grandson Cory Hudson; brother Carroll “Boots” Reed and his children Shawna and Mark Sitoo, of Lufkin; and sister Rinthie Lowery and husband Johnny, of Crockett. Preceded in death by his parents Stokes Reed and Edwina Willis Reed. Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. James Lyndon Reed were held Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Latexo Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Reed may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DWAYNE TALMADGE MARSHALL
Mr. Dwayne Talmadge Marshall, age 58 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in Crockett. Mr. Marshall was born February 20, 1953 in Anderson County to Doyle and Margret Miles Marshall. He was a contractor. Survivors include his wife Paula Marshall, of Crockett; daughters Shannon Marshall, of Crockett and Stephanie Butler and husband Matt, of San Antonio; granddaughters Kaitlyn Marshall, Kailey Butler and Samantha Butler; and special nephew Chris Sbrusch, of Tyler. Preceded in death by his parents Doyle and Margret Miles Marshall. Funeral Services for Mr. Dwayne Talmadge Marshall will be held Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Bailey & Foster Chapel in Palestine. Interment will follow in Muse Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Sbrusch, Ed Kennedy, Gary Reed, Frank Moore, Matt Butler, Joe Batts and Gary Lovell. Honorary Pallbearers will be G.W. Marshall and Jerry Ruby. To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com. Bailey&Foster Funeral Home

ANN FOLMAR
Mrs. Ann Folmar, age 74 of Crockett, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Folmar was born January 18, 1937 in Cayuga, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime. She was retired with from First National Bank in Crockett having worked there for 40+ years and attended First Baptist Church in Crockett. Survivors include her daughter Lanita Hampton, of Crockett; son Rusty Folmar, of Crockett; grandchildren Amanda Corry and husband Casey, of Crockett, Justin Cunningham, of Grapeland and Dylan Keith Folmar, of Crockett; great-grandchildren Drew and Shelby Corry, of Crockett; brothers Jim Mewbourn and wife Mary Ann, of Lufkin, Harry Mewbourn and wife Patsy, of Lufkin; special friends Gwen Shaw and husband Jimmy and Florrie Hoskins and husband W. T., all of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Harold Folmar; parents James Curtis and Jeffie Lee Mewbourn; and sister Lanita Jean Mewbourn. Funeral Services for Mrs. Ann Folmar were held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Mikey Osborne officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904. condolences for Mrs. Folmar may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BETTY JO KENDRICK
Mrs. Betty Jo Kendrick went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 13, 2011. Mrs. Kendrick was born on January 14, 1927 in Crockett, Texas to Opal and Marcus Smith, the youngest of three daughters. Mrs. Kendrick was a lifetime resident of Houston County. She graduated from Crockett High School at the age of 16 in 1943. She devoted herself to her marriage, children, and family after marrying the love of her life, Leslie Kendrick, on February 22, 1947. Mrs. Kendrick had a lifetime love of books and after her children were older, she worked many years as Assistant Librarian at the Crockett Public Library which she thoroughly enjoyed. She retired from the library in 1996. Mrs. Kendrick was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church and sang in the choir for many years and taught Sunday school. She was very active in her church until her health failed. She once earned a special 30 year Sunday School pin for not missing Sunday School during that time. Survivors include her children Mark Kendrick, Amy Riemenschneider and husband Billy, all of Crockett and Anda Megginson and husband Ken, of Semmes, Ala.; son by heart and our brother by heart, Kevin Woolley and wife Denise, of Clarksville, Tenn.; grandchildren Chad Riemenschneider and wife Rebekah, of Grapeland, Brad Riemenschneider and wife Katy, of Crockett, Jeremy Megginson, of Mobile, Ala. and Timothy Megginson and wife Carrie, of Windermere, Fla.; three great-grandchildren Chloe Megginson, Lucy Megginson and Holli Riemenschneider; grandchildren by heart, Austin and Megan Woolley; sister Mabel Dishon, of Crockett; brother-in-law L. C. Kendrick, of Crockett; special niece Barbara Frizzell and husband Charles, of Crockett and their daughters, Jana Patterson, of Palestine and Julie Neel, of Crockett; special caregivers Geraldine Stapp, Candace Sherman, Essie Langford and Helen Stuckey; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Leslie Kendrick; parents Opal and Marcus Smith; sister Frances Dotso and sister-in-law, Reba Faye Bowdoin. Funeral Services for Mrs. Betty Jo Kendrick were held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Central Baptist Church with the Reverend Roy Wayne Marshall officiating. Interment followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 W. 49th Street Room # G408, Austin, Texas 78756; Central Baptist Church, 100 N. 7th Street, Crockett, Texas 75835 or Crockett Public Library, 709 E. Houston Avenue, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Kendrick may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

LINDA JO LAWLER
Mrs. Linda Jo Lawler, age 55 of Lovelady, passed away Monday, August 1, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Lawler was born May 17, 1956 in Channelview, Texas and had been living in Houston County, previously living in Humble. She had worked as a day care director in Kingwood and had also worked as a photo technician at Walmart. Mrs. Lawler was a member of the Ash Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband David Lawler, of Lovelady; sons Charles Lawler and wife Brittany, of New Caney and Jason Lawler, of Lovelady; daughter Haylei Lawler, of Lovelady; grandchildren Sophie Lawler and Fisher Lawler; parents Charles and Doris Smith, of Lovelady; brothers David Smith and wife Ramona, of Splendora and Billy Smith and wife Tracy, of New Caney; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her grandson David Wayne Lawler; and grandmother Anna Belle Crowder. Memorial Services for Mrs. Linda Jo Lawler will be scheduled at a later date. Condolences for Mrs. Lawler may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ALLEN EDWARDS WHITTLE
Mr. Allen Edwards Whittle, age 78 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. Mr. Whittle was born October 29, 1932 in San Diego, California and had lived in Crockett since 2005. Mr. Whittle was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was retired having worked as a physical therapist and was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his sister Ellen Andreasen, of Lovelady; nieces Mary Merritt and husband Mike, Sherry Kimmel and husband Ron, all of Ada, Okla. and Katherine Powers and husband Mike, of Reno, Nev.; nephews Dennis Andreasen, of Charlotte, NC, Gary Andreasen, of Ada, Okla.; numerous great nieces and great nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Alvie and Edna Whittle; and grandmother Ella Peterson. Graveside Services for Mr. Allen Edwards Whittle will be held Monday, August 15, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the Houston National Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Whittle may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

FLOYD HAMILTON CAIN
Mr. Floyd Hamilton Cain, age 86, went home to be with his heavenly Father Tuesday, August 09, 2011. Mr. Cain was born on July 4, 1925, in the sawmill town of Camden, Texas, the son of hard-working and devout Christian parents. Mr. Cain was a member of First Baptist Church in Crockett and for the last three years resided at Houston County Nursing Home along with his high-school sweetheart and wife of 66 years, Falby (Foxworth) Cain. Mr. Cain's Bible scripture passage to live by comes from Joshua 24:15, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord " He was loving and respectful of those who did not hold his beliefs. He frequently ministered to others through extending a helping hand, as well as Biblical counseling. Being a staunch patriot, Mr. Cain enlisted in the Navy and served from 1942-1946 during WWII. While in the Navy, he boxed unprofessionally, thereby gaining the nickname "Killer Cain." Having qualified for the Navy SEALS, it was determined that he possessed unusually astute hearing and uncommon depth perception. He was appointed as lead SONAR operator on a minesweeper. During a WWII Veterans interview in 2004, he recounted the following story: I was there when our troops landed at Anzio where many of those first U.S. soldiers hitting the beach didn't make it. The scene was indescribable. Our minesweeper swept-up untold numbers of enemy mines making safe passage for ships carrying other soldiers. Our minesweeper was the lead ship also at St. Tropez, France, leading our soldiers right up to the beach. At the liberation of Rome, two friends and I were the first American Navy sailors to enter the Vatican City, which was a neutral zone. Decked out in our "dress whites” we must have been a welcome sight to the ravaged and war torn Italians. Another story close to his heart was emotionally difficult for Mr. Cain to tell: Hundreds of war orphans were gathered at various ports along the Mediterranean. They were displaced, starving, and needed shelter. Our boat's "Cookie " helped me gather food and building materials to feed the orphans and erect some sort of shelter. Our Captain would "look away " as I passed-by with supplies, as this type of aid was frowned upon by policy. When I think of those orphans, I can still see them waving to me as we sailed off. I often wonder about those children with no families, so young, and so alone, and about what their fates may have been. After his tour in WWII, Mr. Cain began a long and productive career at the Sinclair Refinery in Pasadena, Texas, where he and his wife raised their daughters. Working his way through the ranks at Sinclair, he retired having attained the honorable position of Turnaround Coordinator. He enjoyed officiating football, referring baseball, and repairing televisions at a shop in his garage. At some points in his life, he held the previous four jobs at a time, thus confirming a profound work ethic. When his five daughters were still living at home, he and his wife managed to do anything it took to take their daughters on many memorable vacations. An avid storyteller, Mr. Cain was also an incurable optimist, and possessed a generous playful nature. He was often overheard saying, "There is this little clown inside me just trying to get out." Other of his favorite activities included picking (the guitar) and singing, cooking, camping, vegetable gardening, swimming, traveling, and Scrabble. He often expressed his passionate wish that all of his family members would receive Christ as their personal Savior so that "the family circle would remain unbroken." Even after Mr. Cain was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, the disease was never able to rob him of his zeal for life, love of family, and an out-going friendly and positive personality. Loved ones know that Mr. Cain is now whole again and is in the presence of God holding to God's promise that they will one day be reunited with him in Heaven. Suvivors include his wife, Falby Cain; five daughters; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; brother Jim Cain, of Willis; countless extended family members; and many dear friends; daughters and their husbands Sharon and Don Maxwell, of Spring, Janet and Ray Sales, Gail Parker, all of Crockett, Joan and Luther Rogers, of Colmesneil and Jean and Ray Davis of Mt. Home, Ark. Preceded in death by his parents Bertrand and Ruby Cain; sister Laverne Stowe; brother Charles Cain; infant great-grandson Kyle Hosch; son-in-law Frank Parker; and nephew Gary Cain. Home going Services for Mr. Floyd Hamilton Cain were held at Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel in Crockett with the Reverend Charles Smith officiating, on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Crockett. Pallbearers will be his grandsons Kenny Hosch, Spencer Hosch, Glen Maxwell, David Sales, Pat Bankey, Lee Bankey, and Dr. Randy Davis and Bo Dempsey. Grandson, Naval Officer Ricky Davis, stationed in Japan, will serve as honorary pallbearer. Condolences for Mr. Cain may be left online at www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WILLIAM (BILL) HENRY MATCHETT
Mr. William (Bill) Henry Matchett, age 79, passed away after a lengthy illness Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Crockett. Mr. Matchett was born on February 18, 1932 in Trinity, Texas. He worked hard his entire life. He began working as a young adult on the farm, at the sawmill and in the family chair factory. Mr. Matchett joined the United States Army where he proudly served the United States in both the Korean and Vietnam wars as well as many other posts across the United States. He also proudly worked for the Texas Department of Corrections for over 20 years at the Huntsville (Walls) Unit. Mr. Matchett was a recognized leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He proudly honored the organization and tried to shape the lives of many young adults based on the Christian principles of his life that he always illustrated in everything he said and did. He married Lenetta Fayne Hendricks Matchett on January 26, 1958. Bill also known as “Papa” Matchett will always be remembered in our hearts. Survivors include his daughter Patricia Prasifka and husband Thomas, of Huntsville; sons William G. Matchett and wife Joy, of Huntsville and Charles A. Matchett and wife Katrice, of Quanah; six grandsons James Matchett and wife Tala, Clay Matchett and wife Morgan, Cory Venable, Thomas Matchett, Kolton Matchett and Cord Matchett; two great-granddaughters Anjelica Gonzales and Ella Rose Matchett; sisters-in-law Billie Jenkins, Mona Hendricks, Audrey Matchett; and brother-in-laws Clay Hendricks and Mac McLaughlin; also numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years Lenetta Fayne Hendricks Matchett in 2008; parents James H. and Dora Matchett; two brothers James Donald and Benny Ray Matchett; and one sister Inez McLaughlin. Funeral Services for Mr. William (Bill) Henry Matchett will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Brooks Cemetery in Huntsville. Pallbearers will be James Matchett, Clay Matchett, Cory Venable, Thomas Matchett, Kolton Matchett, Cord Matchett and Nolan Nichols. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Boy Scouts of America, George Strake District, P.O. Box 1739, Conroe, Texas 77305; or Boy Scouts of America, online at www.scouting.org or the Texas Prison Museum, 491 Hwy 75N, Huntsville, Texas 77320. Memorial condolences may be made at www.shmfh.com. Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home

LORAINE TAYLOR
Mrs. Loraine Taylor, age 77, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 in Lufkin. Mrs. Taylor was born February 11, 1934 in Lacy. Survivors include her daughters Brenda Byars, of Tyler, Linda Taylor and Deborah Phipps, both of Groveton; sons Charles R. Taylor, of Lufkin, Adrain Taylor, of Tyler, Ronnie Taylor, of Beaumont, Johnny Taylor, of Crockett and Larry Taylor, Jackson, Mich.; sister Wayne Gray, of Little Rock, Ark.; 27 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral Services for Mrs. Loraine Taylor will be held Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Groveton Jr. High School Auditorium. Interment will follow in the Lacy Cemetery. Colonial Mortuary- Directors

JOHNNY LESTER ADAMS
Mr. Johnny Lester Adams, age 66 of Weldon, passed away Monday, August 01, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Adams was born November 16, 1944 in Weldon, Texas and had lived in Weldon for most of his lifetime. Mr. Adams was retired having worked as a construction worker in Houston and had also retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He loved to hunt and fish. Survivors include his children Joni Kay Moore, of Weldon, Jerry Lester Adams and Vicki Adams, both of Houston; grandchildren Kymberly Seidel, of Trinity, Kristen Hill and husband Jason, of Latexo, Justin Rickman, of Austin, Melissa Adams, of Austin and Kayla Moore, of Weldon; great-grandchildren Holli Seidel, Allison Milz and Bailey Hill; brothers Pete Adams, Walter Adams and wife Eloise, Billy John Adams and wife Ann, Ray Adams and wife Gladis, Bud Adams and wife Joyce and Jerry Don Adams; sisters Lula Kent and husband Norwood and Jane Kabine and husband Bob; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Charlie R. and Lillie “Tay” Adams; brother Harold Adams and sister-in-law Opal Adams. Memorial Services for Mr. Johnny Lester Adams were held Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles Butler and Mrs. Norma Dell Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Waters Edge Recovery, P.O. Box 1446, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Adams may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

 

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