ASHLEY NICHOLE BLAKLEY
Miss Ashley Nichole Blakley, age 20 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2008. Miss Blakley was born March 13, 1987 in Conroe and had lived in Crockett for the past 18 months. Miss Blakley was a member of Central Baptist Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her daughter Chloe Renae Blakley, of Crockett; mother Diana Renae Kimich, of Pinehurst; father Steven Lee Blakley, of Magnolia; step-father Floyd P. Kimich, Jr., of Plantersville; sister Amanda Denae Kimich, of Crockett; grandparents William and Sandra Hughes, of Crockett, William and Louise Alexander, of Magnolia, Joy and Fredrick Gilpin, of Magnolia and Donald Blakley, of Norman, Okla.; great-grand-fathers Cleburne Randall, of Crockett and William H. Alexander, Sr., of Magnolia; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral Services for Miss Ashley Nichole Blakley were held Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church with the Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery.
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AUDREY ALVERSON SLOAN
Mrs. Audrey Alverson Sloan, age 90 of Huntsville, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2008 at the Trinity Memorial Hospital in Trinity. Mrs. Sloan was a resident at Huntsville Health Care in Huntsville, Texas and had been a resident of Huntsville for several years. Mrs. Sloan was born November 25, 1917 in Lovelady to Wiley Franklin (Boog) and Nora Neil Laird Alverson. Mrs. Sloan married James Sloan in 1954 in Houston. The couple moved to Kissimmee, Florida where they were in the moving business. They moved back to Huntsville in 1976 to be near family.
Mrs. Sloan worked in Houston during World War II at Pappas Food Market. Mrs. Sloan was also a supervisor of housekeeping at Huntsville Memorial Hospital where she was a loyal employee for many years. Mrs. Sloan worked as housekeeper for dr. and Mrs. Tommy Cole after her retirement from the hospital. Dr. Cole was not only her doctor, but a special and dear friend. Mrs. Sloan always thought of him as if he was her son. Mrs. Sloan was a member of Family Faith Church in Huntsville.
Survivors include her stepson Jim Sloan, of Tenn. and Fla.; nieces Margie Delbert and husband Jim, of Huntsville, Nelda Moore and husband Buddy Broome, Nannette Vondra, all of Lovelady, Bonnie Sauers and husband Donald, of Nixon, Janet Robison, of Spring, Elsie Hester, all of Palestine, Earlene Alverson, of Centerville, Joyce Moore, of Crockett; and numerous other family and friends.
Preceded in death by her husband Jim Sloan; parents Wiley Franklin (Boog) and Nora Neil Laird Alverson; brothers Harvey Alverson, Bennie Alverson, Marvin Alverson and wife Jessie; sisters Ella Mae Lenox and husband Jim, Eunice Moore and husband Hollis; niece Doris Millican; nephews Harvey Alverson, Jr., Paul Alverson, Ray Alverson, Guy Gene Rains, Hollis Wayne Moore, Joe Frank Vondra and Lee Hester.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Audrey Alverson Sloan were held Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Lovelady. Interment followed in Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.
Memorial condolences may be made online at www.shmfh.com
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BASSETT D. KELLER
Bassett D. Keller, age 80 died 1/12/08. Mr. Keller was born 11/4/27 in Amarillo, Texas and Graduated from Abilene High School. He had a long and distinguished newspaper career as a Publisher serving papers in Huntsville, Snyder, Cleveland and Crockett. Mr. Keller was also employed at the Abilene Reporter News for a number of years. Mr. Keller was a veteran and served his country during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Keller was a member of the Rotary Club, Lothrop Masonic Lodge # 21 AF&AM and the Houston Scottish Rite Bodies. He was an avid private pilot.
Preceded in death by his Parents, Robert H. Keller and Margaret Keller.
Survivors sons Robert W. Keller, of Lufkin,Tx., Karl and Stella Keller, of Cleveland,Tx.; grandchildren Stacey R. Keller of, Lake Dallas,Tx., Robert D. Keller, of Lufkin,Tx., Billy E. Keller, of Cleveland,Tx., Karl and Kellie Keller, of Cleveland,Tx.; five great-grand-children; sisters Margaret A. Kuykendall, of Abilene,Tx., Martha J. Fleming, of Ft.Worth,Tx.
Graveside Funeral Services for Bassett D. Keller were held Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gerald Cemetery near Waco, Texas with the Rev. Sally Fleming officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219.
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BESSIE MAE KEE
Miss Bessie Mae Kee walked into the Garden and met her Savior on Sunday afternoon, January 20, 2008. Miss Kee was one hundred three years and four days old.
Miss Kee was born in Keltys, a sawmill town of East Texas on January 16, 1905 to Mary Jane Wheat Kee and James Taylor Kee. Miss Kee was raised in Nogalus Prairie, Texas on a farm with her five siblings and a large extended family.
Miss Kee graduated from Groveton High School earning her high school certificate and began teaching in small country schools sometimes riding a horse to school from home, other times boarding with families in the community. By teaching during the winter term and attending Sam Houston State Teachers College during the summer term, she graduated in 1934 and began to teach in earnest in small communities around East Texas. She earned a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Texas at Austin in 1943.
Miss Kee began a long and dedicated career at Alvin High School in Alvin, Texas in 1942. Always a lover of words and literature, Miss Bess taught her students how to think and write and an appreciation of English and American Literature. Miss Kee high standards and expectations for her students were legend and they loved her. Miss Kee retired from active teaching in 1971.
Miss Kee had a remarkable memory and amazed her family with her recollections of her ‘former students’. Miss Kee students returned the affection to her and she was the centerpiece of many class reunions. Still tutoring high school students at 100, Miss Kee set a high standard for her profession. In a crowning moment of a long and dedicated career, the Alvin Independent School District named the main building at the high school in her honor in 1995.
In 2005 Miss Kee was named as Outstanding Alumna of the School of Education at Sam Houston University.
Miss Kee was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, first initiated by Dr. Annie Webb Blanton, the founder of the organization, in Palestine, Tx in1934, later joining the Brazoria County Chapter. Miss Kee served as President of the Alvin Delta Delta Chapter from 1976 through 1978. Miss Kee was a charter member of the American Association of University Women Alvin Branch, President 1955 - 57, and a founder of the Alvin Retired Teachers Association.
Church attendance was always of utmost importance to Miss Kee. Miss Kee was a founding member of South Park Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and served as Director of the Sixth Grade Sunday School Class for twenty-five years. Miss Kee also sang in the choir and was most recently a member of the Keenagers and the Fidelis Sunday School Class.
Miss Kee was Aunt Bess to sixteen adoring nieces and nephews. Miss Kee encouraged us, cared for us, and corrected our English. Miss Kee could peel a whole apple without breaking the skin and she could bait a fishhook without sticking her finger. Miss Kee attended our graduations, our weddings, and kept pictures of all of our babies on her wall. For all of her adult life she lived independently taking care of her own business. Miss Kee life is an example to us all.
Survivors include her beloved youngest brother Leland Kee, of Angleton; nieces and nephews James McClain, of Livingston, Sam Kee, Frances Kee Arreguin, Phil Kee, Marcy Kee Irwin, and Paula Kee Robinson, all of Houston, Carl Kee, of Elgin, Janice Kee Yiengst, of Dripping Springs, David Kee and Barry Kee, both of Austin, Susan Kee Endendyk of Dallas and Nancy Kee Patterson, of Liverpool; in addition to a host of friends and former students around the state and the nation.
Preceded in death by her parents James Taylor Kee and Mary Jane Wheat Kee; brothers Jim Wheat Kee, Morris Kee, and Vernon Kee; and sister Dorris Kee McClain.
Graveside Services for Miss Bessie Mae Kee were held Friday, January 25, 2008 at Benett Cemetery, Groveton, Texas, with the Reverend Bruce Peterson officiating.
A Memorial Celebration of the life of Bessie Mae Kee was held at South Park Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2008.
Honorary Pallbearers will be her nephews.
The Family requests that memorials be made to the Bessie Mae Kee Scholarship Fund in care of Alvin ISD Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2342, Alvin, TX 77512-2342 or the Library at South Park Baptist Church, 1718 S. Johnson Drive, Alvin, TX 77511.
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BETTIE JANE DRISKELL
Mrs. Bettie Jane Driskell, age 75, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, January 21, 2008 at her residence in Lovelady. Mrs. Driskell was born March 9, 1932 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Lovelady most of her lifetime. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Driskell was a housewife and a seamstress. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Lovelady.
Survivors include her children Joe Ross and Candy Driskell, of Lovelady, Becky and Shawn Burrow, of Longview; grandson Jason Driskell and wife Brandi, of Jacksonville; great-grandchildren Josh West and Sean Driskell; sisters Minnie Brasher and husband Herbert, of Seattle, Wash., Edna Smith, of Trinity, Alma Lois Hinson, of Conroe, Mary Lee Smith, of Giddings and Billie Jean Reeves and husband Bill, of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband Joe Frank Driskell; brother Horace Moses; parents Robert Arnold and Ola Mae (James) Arnold; and sister Frances Goynes.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Bettie Jane Driskell will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Lovelady with the Rev. Scott Matthews and the Rev. Jason Wade Driskell officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 130, Lovelady, TX. 75851.
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BLANCHE MILLER SHAW
Mrs. Blanche Miller Shaw, age 99, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2008. Mrs. Shaw was born December 26, 1908 in Belott, Houston County, Texas, the third daughter of Estelle Conner Miller and Edwin Lawrence Miller. Mrs. Shaw was a direct descendant of Francis B. Conner and his wife, Sarah, who migrated to Texas in 1831 from Abbeville, South Carolina.
In 1909, the Miller family moved to Ratcliff, Texas, and later to Huntsville, Texas, where Blanche and her two sisters received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Sam Houston State University (then Sam Houston State Teachers College). Mrs. Shaw began teaching at age 18 and taught first grade for forty-three years in the Anahuac, Luling, Barbers Hill and Houston schools. Mrs. Shaw obtained a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Houston in 1942, graduating with honors. During this time, she married Vern Shaw, a native of Denver, Colorado.
Mrs. Shaw retired from teaching in 1970, and moved from Houston to Beaumont, Texas to be near family. Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Texas Retired Teachers Association, and Trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont, Texas. Mrs. Shaw loved to read and research her family genealogy. Mrs. Shaw also loved to travel and visited many foreign countries, as well as all fifty states in the United States.
Survivors include her niece Beverly Barclay Collie, of Beaumont; three great nieces Susan Collie Holmes and husband Doug, of Englewood, Colo., Catherine Collie Schulte and husband Steve, of Kerrville and Laura Collie Hayes and husband Jim, of Beaumont; and eight great, great nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband Vern Shaw; parents Estelle Conner Miller and Edwin Lawrence Miller; two sisters Edice Hines and Myrtle Barclay; and nephew Patrick Hines.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Blanche Miller Shaw were held Thursday, January 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont. Interment followed at 3:00 p.m. in Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 3706, Beaumont, Texas 77704-3706.
EDDELL NELSON SHROYER
Mrs. Eddell Nelson Shroyer, age 82 of Crockett, formerly of Houston, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2008 in the Cy-Fair Hospital in Houston. Mrs. Shroyer was born April 7, 1925 in Fort Smith, Arkansas and was a resident of Crockett since 1979, previously living in Houston. Mrs. Shroyer was a member of the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Shroyer was a homemaker and was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her husband Guy F. Shroyer, Jr., of Crockett; sons Guy Shroyer III and Cecilia Castillo, of Washington, D. C., Paul Shroyer and wife Lisa, of Cypress; grandchildren Tucker Shroyer and Shelby Shroyer, of Cypress; cousin Charles Lowery, of Denver, Colo.
Preceded in death by her parents Henry and Ruth Nelson.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Eddell Nelson Shroyer were held Friday, January 18, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Spath officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
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EDDIE MAE STOCKTON
Mrs. Eddie Mae Stockton, age 83 of Crockett, passed away Monday, January 21, 2008 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Stockton was born in Bedias, Texas on November 8, 1924 and had moved to Freeport at an early age. Mrs. Stockton always said that she was so very blessed with her Christian heritage that her grandparents on both sides of her family and her mother and daddy were good Christians. After World War II, she moved to Houston and in 1948 met Wayne Stockton and they had a blessed marriage for 52 years. Mrs. Stockton was blessed with one of the best husbands, two wonderful sons, a granddaughter and grandson. Their grandchildren were always a joy, not only to Mrs. Stockton, but to the whole family to watch Papa Wayne play with his grandchildren. Mrs. Stockton was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 984 where she was initiated on November 22, 1971. They had moved to Crockett in 1978 and she was a volunteer at Whitehall Nursing Center where she loved and enjoyed helping the elderly. Mrs. Stockton was a wonderful homemaker, loved taking care of her family and having a clean home with everything in order. Mrs. Stockton was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her sons Dwayne Stockton and wife Frieda, of Austin, Kenneth Stockton, of Crockett; grandchildren Jessica Stockton and Adam Stockton, both of Austin; brother Dan Adams and wife Betty, of Houston; brother-in-law J. Van Stockton and wife Gwynn, of Dallas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband Wayne R. Stockton.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Eddie Mae Stockton will be held Friday, January 25, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 N. 7th Street, Crockett, TX. 75835.
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Mrs. Geneva Hill, age 71 of Kennard, passed away Monday, January 14, 2008 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit at Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. Mrs. Hill was born June 19, 1936 in Houston County, Texas and lived in Kennard most of her lifetime. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Women’s Missionary Auxiliary. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Piney Creek Baptist Church where she served as church secretary and was also a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Nina and C. J. Wisniewski, of Houston, Tracy and Todd Hutson, of Kennard; son and daughter-in-law James and Judy Hill, of Spring; daughter-in-law Kimberley Jones, of Lufkin; grandchildren Jason Wisniewski, Laura Wisniewski, Brandon Hill and wife Rhea, Jared Hill, Lane Hill, Megan Hill White,,Zack Wisniewski, J. R. Hutson, Caitlyn Hutson; sisters Annie Hill and husband Jean and Wanda Johnson, all of Kennard, Mary Glaser, of Crockett; brothers R. L. Smith and wife Dianne, J. R. Smith and G. O. Smith and wife Retha, all of Kennard; brother-in-law George Seale, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband Jim E. Hill; son Steve Hill; parents H. O. and Mattie (Foster) Smith; and sister Shermie Smith Seale.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Geneva Hill were held Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Bickley, the Rev. Terry Gibson and the Rev. John Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Piney Creek Baptist Church.
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GLADYS EDITH TITCOMB MACLEOD
Mrs. Gladys Edith Titcomb MacLeod, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 at the age of 94. Born August 24, 1913, in Island Falls, Maine, Gladys enjoyed a long and interesting life. A school teacher at the age of 16, she later went on to get her RN degree and worked in several hospitals around the country as well as for the Red Cross. In middle age, when most people are thinking of slowing down, Gladys chose to go back to school and received her B.S. degree in the early 1960's.
During WWII while Gladys served in the Army Nurse Corp stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, a very handsome young private, Jack MacLeod, was admitted to her ward. Mrs. Macleod new patient was so taken by his nurse that he faked illness for several days. Clearly, Mrs. MacLeod was as just as interested since after a whirl-wind two week courtship, the couple were married on April 10, 1942. Their marriage lasted 66 years, until Mrs. MacLeod’s death. After her husband's retirement from the military,
Mrs. MacLeod and Jack successfully worked together in their own business for many years. An excellent nurse, loving wife, caring mother, and good businesswoman, Mrs. MacLeod was also an excellent horsewoman who owned horses and rode whenever she could. In between time spent on her other interests, Mrs. MacLeod traveled to as many places as possible, including Mexico, Canada, Europe, the Orient and much of the U.S.
Mrs. MacLeod had a strong love of Christ and was always active in one of the local churches in whatever town she was living in. Mrs. MacLeod was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Riverhead, NY, and the Liberty Hill Methodist Church in Liberty Hill, Texas, the place of her husband's birth. Mrs. MacLeod was also active in the Christian Woman's Club, the Mayflower Society (the Priscilla Mullins Alden Colony), and the Daughters of the American Revolution (the Francis Dighton Williams Chapter). Mrs. Gladys Edith Titcomb MacLeod was the daughter of Vernon Emery Titcomb Sr. and Helen Maria Lord Titcomb.
Survivors include her husband Andrew Jackson (Jack) MacLeod, of Cedar City, Ut.; daughter Sara Wolff and husband Lonnie, of Cedar City, Ut.; son Myron MacLeod and wife Kathy, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; grandsons Justin Couch and wife Erin, of Portland, Ore., Jamie Couch, of Riverhead, N.Y., Eric Ecuyer of Carlsbad, Calif., Rob Ecuyer, of Atlanta, Ga. and Andrew MacLeod, of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister Ruth Currier, of Brewer, ME; and brother, Ellwood Titcomb, of DeLand, Fla.
Preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Inez who died in childhood and Serena Titcomb Smiley; and one of her brother Vernon E. Titcomb Jr.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Gladys Edith Titcomb MacLeod will be held on Monday, January 28, 2008 at 11:00 a. m. in the Liberty Hill Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Augusta Cemetery.
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IRA ELLIS GOOLSBY
Mr. Ira Ellis Goolsby, age 82 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2008 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Goolsby was born July 3, 1925 in Houston County, Texas and was a resident of Houston County all of his lifetime. Mr. Goolsby was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during World War II. Mr. Goolsby was a member of the Crockett Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. # 1729 and the American Legion Post #134. Mr. Goolsby was retired from Texas Department of Transportation.
Survivors include his son Ronnie Goolsby and wife Laura, of Crockett; daughter Peggy Reeves and husband Bob, of Latexo; grandchildren Kelli Hackler and husband Cole, of Latexo, Traci Goolsby and fiancé Brandon Bain, of Katy, Collin Reeves, of Palestine, Bill Douglas, of Latexo, Lisa Allbright and husband Billy, of Crockett, great-grandchildren Trent Hughes and wife Kayla, James Tory Hughes, Meredith Allbright, all of Crockett and Caroline Hackler, of Latexo; special friend Mrs. Rena Davis, of Crockett; sister Florine Graham, of Latexo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his daughter Sharon Goolsby; parents Lawrence and Corine (Turner) Goolsby; brother Wilson Goolsby; and sisters Zelma Platt and Maydelle Bradley
Funeral services for Mr. Ira Ellis Goolsby were held Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ephesus Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment followed in the Milligan Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crockett Elks Lodge Children’s Fund, P. O. Box 1242, Crockett, TX. 75835.
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J. C. GREEN JR.
Mr. J.C. Green Jr., age 88 of Greenville, Texas, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2008 in Parkland Health and Hospital System. Mr. Green was born November 2, 1919 in Sayre, Oklahoma to John Cager Green and Mary Smith.
Mr. Green married Vera Kennedy March 25, 1944 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mr. Green was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. Mr. Green was retired from Warren Seed Co. as a Sales Representative. Mr. Green was a charter member of the Ridgecrest Baptist Church and a member of Gideon’s International.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Vera Green, of Greenville; son and daughter-in-law Chris and Shelia Green, of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law Jeanne and Lynn Reynolds, of Agoura Hill, Calif.; grandchildren Jennifer Bruton, Cynthia Gentry, Jeffery Green and Ashley Reynolds; great-grandchildren Paden Bruton, Bayleigh Bruton and Kennedy Bruton.
Preceded in death by his parents John Cager Green and Mary Smith; six brothers; and four sisters.
Funeral Services for Mr. J.C. Green Jr. were held Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Herbert and Dr. Sam Douglass officiating. Interment followed in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Monty Bruton, Bryan Gentry, J.W. Housewright, Gene Glass, Jeffery Green, Richard Habbinga, Odis Sullivan.
Honorary Pallbearers were the Adult 7 Men’s Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be made to the Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Greenville.
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JANET KATHRYN REED MACOMBER
Mrs. Janet Kathryn Reed Macomber, age 58, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2008 in a Tyler Nursing Home. Mrs. Macomber was born August 24, 1949 in Pasadena to J.C. “Jack” and Clarite Lansford Reed. Mrs. Macomber graduated from Conroe High School in 1970, and married Donald Macomber in Conroe on June 1, 1974. Mrs. Macomber lived in Conroe, Texas, Crewe, Virginia, and Tyler, Texas. Mrs. Macomber attended Green Acres Baptist Church and was a member of the Celebration Sunday School Class. Mrs. Macomber played the piano and loved playing Skip-Bo, Bingo, and ‘42’. Mrs. Macomber’s life and tenacity were inspirational to many who knew her. Mrs. Macomber’s favorite response was “I don’t know.”
Survivors include her husband Donald Macomber; daughter Emily Hightower and fiancée Kevin Nave, both of N. Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers Jim Reed and wife Kathy, of Tyler and Bob Reed and wife Norma Sue, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; sisters Judy Reed, of Conroe and Joyce Austin and husband Jack, of Edmond, Okla.; uncle John and aunt Bow Lansford, of Mineral; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A celebration of the life and home-going of Mrs. Janet Kathryn Reed Macomber were held Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in Porter Springs Cemetery in Porter Springs with her brother Mr. Bob Reed officiating with music by several family members.
If desired, donations may be made to Cancer Research or the Porter Springs Cemetery Association, c/o Kathy Ward, 301 Johnson Avenue, Crockett, TX. 75835.
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LOUISE H. ELLIS
Mrs. Louise H. Ellis, age 73, of Sherwood, Arkansas went to be with her Lord on January 7, 2008. Mrs. Ellis was born in Nacogdoches, Texas to Ed and Nancy Hoya who preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband and caregiver for 56 years, James C. Ellis; two children Terry (Buddy) Ratliff, of Camden, Ark.; James C. (Kay) Ellis, of Fort Worth; and five grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Huson Funeral Home Chapel in Sherwood, Arkansas.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
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MYRTLE BOWMAN LOVELL
Mrs. Myrtle Bowman Lovell, age 95 of Weches, passed away Monday, January 14, 2008 at her residence in Weches. Mrs. Lovell was born May 15, 1912 in Muse, Texas and lived most of her lifetime in Houston County. Mrs. Lovell received a Masters Degree from Stephen F. Austin University and was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Mrs. Lovell had worked as a teacher for many years and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Lovell was a lifetime member of the Weches Volunteer Fire Department and was also a member of the Weches Baptist Church.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews Ginger and Glayse Childs, Jim and Marleen Lovell, Jody and Tracy Glazner, Justin Lovell and Brittany and Amanda Glazner; caregiver Lou Cook; numerous other nieces, nephews and family members of the Bowman family.
Preceded in death by her husband Elwin Lovell; parents Charlie and Ila Bowman; and nephew James Lacy Lovell.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Myrtle Bowman Lovell were held Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Weches Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Luker and the Rev. Danny Bowman officiating. Interment followed in the Weches Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Weches Volunteer Fire Department or Weches Baptist Church.
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REBA JEAN MAYABB LEDINGHAM
Ms. Reba Jean Mayabb Ledingham, age 70 of Crockett, passed away Friday, January 11, 2008 at ETMC in Crockett. Ms. Ledingham was born March 3, 1937 in Idabel, Oklahoma. Ms. Ledingham was a caregiver.
Survivors include her one daughter Donna McCrary, of Crockett; three grandchildren Donald, Doyle and Donavan McCrary; two great-grandchildren Brandi and Phillip; brothers and sisters May Frances Likehart and husband Melvin, of Crockett and Linda Ruth Pritchett, of Conroe.
Funeral Services for Ms. Reba Jean Mayabb Ledingham were held Monday, January 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment followed in the New Zion Cemetery in Trinity.
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T. A. BYNUM
Mr. T.A. Bynum, age 94 of Weches, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2008 in Alto Nursing Home. Mr. Bynum was born May 13, 1917 in Big Springs to Charles Lonzo and Callie Goodson Bynum.
Mr. Bynum was a veteran of the U.S. Navy of WWII. Before retiring, Mr. Bynum had been a self-employed carpenter in the Houston area for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Eva Bynum, of Weches; one daughter Donna Meek and husband Jack, of Willis; two sons Tim Bynum and wife Sue, of Weches and Gary Bynum and wife Delores, of Buffalo; one sister Iva Jeffery, of Elkhart; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents Charles Lonzo and Callie Goodson Bynum.
Graveside Services for Mr. T.A. Bynum will be Friday, January 11, 2008 at Weches Cemetery with Bro. Grady Gladden and Mr. Roger Kellum officiating.
Pallbearers will be his Grandsons.
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WILLIE L. SANDERS JR.
Mr. Willie L. Sanders, Jr. was a native of Crockett, Texas. Mr. Sanders graduated from Crockett High School. Mr. Sanders was a long time resident of Houston, Texas from where he departed this life. Mr. Sanders served in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam.
Survivors include his father and stepmother Willie L. and Robbie Sanders, of Crockett; two brothers Ronald and wife Wanda, of Crockett and Donald L. Sanders and wife Denita, of Conyers, Ga.; one sister Janetta Sanders, of Crockett; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his mother Effie D. Sanders.
Services for Mr. Willie L. Sanders, Jr. were held at J.H. Pruitt & Pruitt Memorial Chapel Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. Interment Wednesday 12:45 Houston National Cemetery.
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