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Houston County Courier - Obituaries
January 11, 2010 - January 25, 2010
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Mrs. Irene Welch, age 82 of Latexo, passed away January 9, 2010 in Conroe, Texas. Mrs. Welch was born December 12, 1927, in Redland, TX to John Lester and Irene Burnett Perkins. She was the youngest of 8 siblings. She grew up in Redland and completed both Bachelors and Masters degrees at Stephen F. Austin State College in Nacogdoches.
Mrs. Welch worked as Elementary, Junior, and High-School Teacher, High-School Principal, and finally Superintendent at Latexo ISD from 1949 until 1974. She worked with the Houston-Trinity County Special Education Coop from 1974 until her retirement in 1988.
Mrs. Welch was the third woman public school superintendent in the state of Texas. She was also the first Mayor of the City of Latexo.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crockett, Texas. She served 17 years on the Board of Directors of the John H. Wooters Crockett Public Library.
Mrs. Welch was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for 22 years.  She is a life member and past president of Beta Sigma Phi, Past Chief and Pianist of Pythian Sisters, and life member of the Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association.
Survivors include her brother Morris Perkins, of Groves;  sons John Charles Welch, of Spring and George Robert Welch, of College Station; grandchildren Sandra Irene Welch, Mary Elizabeth Welch, Glenn Ernest Welch, and Samuel Eric Welch; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 Preceded in death by her parents John Lester and Irene Burnett Perkins; husband Glenn Everett Welch; and six siblings.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Irene Welch were held at the First United Methodist Church in Crockett on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 3:30 p.m.  with Dr. Jerry House officiating. Interment followed in the Latexo Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Welch may be memorialized by gifts to the scholarship fund she endowed at her alma mater.  Checks may be made out to the J. L. and Irene Burnett Perkins Scholarship Fund, and sent to:  Alumni Association; P.O. Box 6096, SFA Station; Nacogdoches, TX  75962.  Please indicate that the gift is in memory of Irene Perkins Welch.
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Mrs. Elsie Wilson Drane Hughes, age 88 of San Augustine, formerly of Crockett, passed away Friday, January 8, 2010 in the Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine. Mrs. Hughes was born September 15, 1921 in Choctaw County,  Mississippi and it is the last descendant of her family generation.  Mrs. Hughes was a longtime resident of Crockett working as a seamstress doing alterations for many years for individuals as well as Polk’s Store where she worked for several years. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Fellowship.
Survivors include her only child-daughter Rae Drane Hill and husband Jerry, of San Augustine, formerly of Palestine; grandsons Richard Carl Hill and wife Jennifer, of The Woodlands, Kirby Lee Hill and wife Amy, of Eureka and Joseph Arlon Hill and wife Olivia, of Palestine; great-grandchildren Jerry R. Hill, Justin Carl Hill, Jessica Rose Hill, all of The Woodlands, Brendan Cole Hopkins Hill, Connor Lee Hill, Andrew Madison Hill, all of Eureka, Raegan Ashley Hill and Emily Ann Hill, both of Palestine; 13 loving nieces and nephews; Rae’s half-sister Donna Sanford and husband Sandy, of Calhoun, La.; special adopted daughters  Lynn Gunnels, of Crockett, Karen Bottoms, of Navarro, Debbie Dillingham, of Corsicana and Gail Lanier, of Longview.                      
Preceded in death by her parents Franklin Agustus Wilson and Mattie Ethel Wilson; brother Robert Franklin Wilson and wife Frances; sisters Mae Wilson and husband E. C., Jessie Wilson and husband N. E. and Polly Davis and husband Cowboy.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Elsie Wilson Drane Hughes were held Monday, January 11, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Byers and the Rev. Kevin Willmott officiating.  Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
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Mr. Floyd “Cob” Atkinson, age 66 of Lovelady, passed away Monday, January 11, 2010 in the Houston County Nursing Home.  Mr. Atkinson was born August 8, 1943 in Houston County, Texas and was a lifetime resident of Lovelady. Mr. Atkinson had worked for Bench Mark in maintenance. He was a member of the Wooster Baptist Church in Baytown and was a former member of the Weldon Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Janelle Atkinson, of La Porte; biological son Cleve Ford and wife Miriam, of Weslaco; grandchildren Cooper, Lily and Cora Ford, of Weslaco; sisters Dorothy Weir, of Sequin, Joyce Eklund and Willie Wilson, of Splendora; brother Marvin Atkinson, of Louisville, Ky.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his parents Sara and J.L. Atkinson; brothers Lloyd Atkinson, Louis D. Atkinson, Thomas Atkinson and Rolland Atkinson; and sisters Louise Reagan, Mary Frances Thomas, Johnnie Mae Burnett and Josie Lee Moore.
Funeral Services for Mr. Floyd “Cob” Atkinson were held Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Weldon Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Butler officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Weldon Cemetery Association, Rt. 1 Box 211D, Lovelady, Texas  75851;  Creek Cemetery Association c/o Mary B. Lucas, 485 Briargrove, Crockett, Texas  75835 or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 1005, Crockett, Texas 75835.
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Mrs. Glenda Wilson, age 62 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Wilson was born August 6, 1947 in Columbus, Georgia and was a 1965 graduate of Lovelady High School. She had also graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX in1969 and was a Post Graduate from University of Kingston in London, England, receiving a Masters of Education Management in 1985. Places she lived between 1976 and 1994 were Great Yarmouth, England; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia; Stavanger, Norway; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Epsom, England; Weybridge, England and London, England. She had taught for Crockett ISD from 1971 - 1976 as Special Education Teacher; American Community School in Cobham, England from 1985 – 1993 as Assistant Principal of Middle School; Crockett ISD from 2002 – 2005 as 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher and Latexo ISD from 2005 – 2009 as 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher. She was a member of the Crockett Road Church of Christ in Palestine.
Survivors include her husband Don W. Wilson, of Crockett; son George Wilson and wife Tricia, of Dallas; grandchildren Anthony, Hailey and Kylie Wilson, all of Dallas; sister Lana Crowson, of Huntsville; brother Stephen Killingsworth, of Huntsville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her father Fred Jones; mother Rose Killingsworth; step-father Raymond Killingsworth; and adopted parents Robert and Mary Killingsworth.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Glenda Wilson were held Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Dan Manuel officiating. Interment  followed in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.
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Mr. Tulley Edward Breaux, age 89 of LaPorte, passed away at his home on Monday, January 11, 2010. Mr. Breaux was born July 15, 1920, in Sour Lake, Texas to the late Eddie and Essie Breaux.
Mr. Breaux was a World War II veteran serving in Europe for three years with the Army Corp of Engineers. After returning from the war, he and his wife, Helen, owned and operated the Twin Oaks Motel in Crockett, Texas from 1947-78. He also worked at Crown Central Petroleum in Pasadena from 1951-81.
While residing in Crockett, he was a charter member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, for which he also served as president. He was also very active in the First Christian Church, where he often cooked and hosted Sunday dinners and ice cream socials. After selling the motel, Mr. Breaux and Helen moved full time to LaPorte while he completed his employment at Crown Central Petroleum.
Mr. Breaux and Helen then enjoyed 28 years of a wonderful retirement, which included square dancing, RVing, and many family and friend get-togethers, at which everyone always enjoyed Tulley’s famous seafood gumbo. 
Survivors include his beautiful wife of 68 years, Helen Pogue Breaux; sons Jim Breaux and wife Debbie, of Dallas and Ron Breaux and wife Bonnie, of Livingston; daughter Judy Bauer and husband Hank, of Houston; grandchildren Austen Breaux, Amanda Bauer, Kyle Breaux, David Breaux and wife Katie, Chris Breaux; sister-in-law Maria Breaux; and numerous nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
 Preceded in death by his parents Eddie and Essie Breaux;and brother Murray Breaux.
 A celebration of Mr. Tulley Edward Breaux's life was held   Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Grand View Funeral Home. Mr. Breaux will be laid to rest at Houston National Cemetery on Friday, January 15, 2010 after a private family service.
For an online memorial please visit: www.grandviewfunerals.com
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Mrs. Nancy Flo Rich, age 67 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Rich was born March 30, 1942 in Crockett, Texas and was a lifetime resident of Crockett. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett and had worked as a checker at Brookshire’s in Crockett.
Survivors include her daughter Monica Ramirez and husband Luther, of Crockett; brother Gary Roberts, of Houston; granddaughter Christal Leigh Peck; great-granddaughter Vanessa Lee Peck.
Preceded in death by her husband James E. “Buck” Rich; and parents Walter Ben and Bertha Leigh Roberts.
Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Nancy Flo Rich were held Friday, January 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Dr. Jerry House officiating. 
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Miss Anna Pearl Rains, age 74 of Galveston, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2010 in the Goodall - Witcher Nursing Home in Clifton, Texas. Miss Rains was born December 2, 1935 in Lovelady, Texas and had lived in Galveston most of her lifetime. She was a member of the Texas Nursing Association where she had served as past president for 2 terms. Miss Rains was a retired nurse having worked for U. T. M. B. – Galveston for 49 years and was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ in Galveston.
Survivors include her twin sister Zona Ransom and husband Dean, of Clifton; nephews Dean Ransom, Jr., of San Angelo and Jay Ransom, of Clifton; niece Anna Kay Ransom, of Denver, Colo.; uncle Tom David Barnes, of Silsbee.
Graveside Funeral Services for Miss Anna Pearl Rains were  held Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery with Mr. Allen Isbell officiating.
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Mr. R.C. (Bob) Gilbert, of Kennard, passed peacefully of natural causes on Wednesday,  January 13, 2010, at age 82. Mr. Gilbert was born in Mankins, Texas on May 27, 1928. He served 5 years in the Navy, receiving numerous decorations. Well known as a hard working honest man. He worked numerous jobs as an electrician, carpenter, and logger.
Mr. Gilbert met and married Margie Goldman in Dallas Texas in 1955. They resided most of their lives in Kennard.  He moved his family to Houston and where he worked as an electrician for a period of time with the Dow Chemical Company. He later returned to Kennard as logger, the job he loved the best. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and time with his family. He was baptized into the Baptist Faith, during his term of Military. He later became a member of Mt. Olive Church of Kennard.
Survivors include his wife Margie (Goldman) Gilbert, of Kennard; six children Charles Martin (Marty) and wife Berta Gilbert, of Central, Julie (Gilbert) Nelson, of Crockett, Dana Kay (Gilbert) Hathorn and husband James Hathorn, Daryl Gilbert, all of Kennard, Susan (Gilbert) Hutcheson and husband Mark Hutcheson, of Mobil, Ala. and Eddie Gilbert and wife Erica (Gonzalez) Gilbert, of Conroe; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral Services for Mr. R. C. (Bob) Gilbert were held Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Church.  Military Graveside Services will follow in the Corinth Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 W. 49th Street Room #G408, Austin, Texas  78756.
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Mrs. Kathryn Minter, age 83 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2010 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Minter was born January 17, 1926 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her daughter Mavis M. Sparks, of Crockett; son John Paul Minter, of Crockett; grandchildren Johnny Hale, Joseph A. Clonts, Justin L. Clonts and John Luis Minter; great-granddaughter Katelyn Nicole Clonts; sisters Betty Fields, of Palestine and Diane Smith, of Oakwood; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband John Minter; parents George and Faye Woodard; and sister Connie Allen.
Memorial Services for Mrs. Kathryn Minter were held Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mrs. Kathryn Minter’s Family, P. O. Box 268, Crockett, Texas  75835.
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Captain Sam Morgan Davis, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2010 at his home in Crockett, Texas. Captain Davis was born in Nogalus Prairie, Texas October 5, 1918 and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corps and U. S. Army having served during World War II. After World War II, Sam served as Chief Warrant Officer for Battery B 133rd Field artillery National Guard in Crockett. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, He was promoted to Captain. He had 18 years of Military service and had worked and retired as a local contractor. Mr. Davis was a member of the American Legion and the Methodist Church in Nogalus Prairie.
Survivors include his wife of 72 years: Lois Izene Madden Davis, of Crockett; sons Jerry Wayne Davis and wife Barbara, of Hot Springs, Ark. and Terry Morgan Davis, of Crockett;   six grandchildren Tammy Saylor, of Phoenix, Ariz., Laura Kellam, of Houston, Morgan Davis, of Spring, Rebecca Tracy, of Hot Springs, Ark., Catherine Murchison, of Cabot, Ark. and John Helm of Southhaven, Miss.; 12 great-grandchildren  Heather, Joshua and Alex Saylor, Kelley and Kelsea Kellam,   Tyler and Tracy  Taylor, Cody and Emily Davis Christopher and Daniel Lasley; great-great-granddaughter Sophie Maria Saylor. Graveside Funeral Services for Captain Sam Morgan Davis were held Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Pennington Cemetery with Rev. John Goss officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 N. 7th Street, Crockett, Texas  75835.
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Mrs. Rose McGuyer, age 85 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2010 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. McGuyer was born August 11, 1924 in Louisiana and had been living in Crockett since 1987. Mrs. McGuyer was retired having worked as a floral designer and was a member of the San Pedro Church.
Survivors include her children Tony Liotta and wife Margaret, of Grapeland, Rose West and husband Bill, of Conroe, Vernon McGuyer and wife Michelle, of Corsicana and Billy Fred McGuyer, of Streetman; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters Josie Corona, of Baton Rouge, La. and Mary Balinski, of Las Vegas, Nev.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband W. H. “Mack” McGuyer; son Reed Vincent Liotta; grandson Reed Vincent Liotta, Jr.; and nine siblings.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Rose McGuyer were held Friday, January 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating. Interment will follow in the North Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the San Pedro Church Building Fund, 10733 F. M. 2022 North, Grapeland, Texas  75844.
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Mr. LeRoy “Roy” Arthur Pickens Sr., age 92 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2009 at ETMC Tyler, Smith County Texas. Mr. Pickens was born February 24, 1917 in Spadra (now part of Pomona) L.A. County, California.
Preceded in death by his parents Clara Olive Hitt and Jack Pickens; nine siblings Theodore, Jesse Stephens, Emma Dillingham, Mary, Stanley, Grover, Eddie, Larry and Fred Pickens.
Children Roselie Lynda Pickens Young (From his first marriage) three children from his second marriage to Margaret, Sandra Lee Pickens Sucec, Thomas Leroy Pickens, Sr. and LeRoy Arthur Pickens, Jr.
Grandchildren favorite grand-daughter Margaret Succec Morris called Meg. She was a gem. Meg spelled backwards and Bruce Tennison sucec his favorite grandson. Thomas LeRoy Pickens Jr., T.J., Katherine Suzanne Pickens Pustka, Wendie Lee Pickens, Kelly Lyn Pickens, Daniel Young, Rebecca Young Faulkner, Virginia Young Fryer and Jeffery Young.
Great-grandchildren Kelsey Morris, Kallie Morris, Connor Sucec, Elena Sucec and Erin Sucec, Nicholas Pustka and Nathanial Pustka, all of Texas, Matthew Young, Alec Faulkner and Victoria Faulkner, of Calif., Nathanial Fryer, Johanna Fryer Stephen Fryer, Abigail Fryer, all of Ill., Aaron Young, Katy Young, Rose Young, C.J. Young, all of Ariz.
His special friend of 70 years Kathleen Denney Pritchard of Calif.
Other friends favorite daughter-in-law Sandra “Susie Petty Pickens, grand-daughter-in-law Melanie Susec.
Special friends and relatives Cecil Young, Sharon Pritchard Kemper, Greg and Kathy Pritchard, Larry Young, Roberta and Paul McGhee, Beverly Mead Pickens. To many nieces and nephews to list.

Mr. Michael Drew Elliott, age 65 of Bellaire (Houston), TX, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Elliott was born November 3, 1944, in Crockett, TX, to Janice Hooks and Drew Mundell Elliott.
Among his many accomplishments, he was a semi-finalist in the Golden Gloves boxing competition. Mr. Elliott served in the Marines Corps from 1965-1967 in Vietnam with E Company, 2nd Battalion, First Marines, 1st Marine Division, receiving the purple heart, resulting in full disability; with dignity and style, he spent 43 years in a wheelchair. Mr. Elliott was a 1963 graduate of Jesse H. Jones High School, and later received a BA in Accounting and MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston.
An avid scholar, historian, genealogist, activist, and seeker of the truth(s), He mentored and influenced many young minds, including his nephew, Glenn, whom he thought of as an “adopted” son, and Kristi Zwahr Hayduk whom he considered a daughter. Kristi’s children, Jesse, Aaron, and Sheridan, are thankful to have gained both a wealth of knowledge and constant encouragement from the presence of this fascinating man in their lives.
Mr. Elliott lead by example, extolling the presence and power of an education. As a result, both Glenn and Kristi were persuaded to seek higher education and obtained Masters Degrees in English and Psychology, respectively. He also taught and mentored outside of this extended family while volunteering for several years as a creative writing teacher at Houston’s High School for Performing and Visual Arts, helping to develop not only students’ writing abilities, but their artistic sensibilities, as well.
Survivors include his brother, Patrick R. Elliott, Sr., of Brenham; sister Karen and husband Jerry Smith, of Henderson (Goodsprings Community); sister Janell Elliott Ross, of Austin; uncle Lloyd Hooks, of Huntsville; cousin David Peck, of Austin; a niece and two nephews.
 Preceded in death by his parents Drew M. Elliott and Janice Hooks Elliott; nephew Glenn Riley Elliott; grandparents Riley and Sallie Hooks of Latexo and grandparents Coley and Pearl Elliott of Normangee.
Military Graveside Services for Mr. Michael Drew Elliott were held on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Latexo Cemetery.
No flowers please. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice (or to the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Spinal Cord Injury Unit).
A celebration of Mike’s life for family and friends will be forthcoming. Please send your contact info to this email address for future information and invitation regarding the event: elliottlife10@yahoo.com.
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Mr. Dale Treadwell, age 71, of Grapeland, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2010 in Tyler, Texas.  Mr. Treadwell was born June 8, 1938 in Llano, Texas and had lived in Grapeland, Texas since 1977.  He was a veteran of the Texas National Guard.  Mr. Treadwell was a volunteer for Crockett Merchants Little League having many years of service.  He was a retired truck driver and a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Grapeland.
Survivors include his wife Sandy Treadwell, of Grapeland; sons Jeff Treadwell and wife Angela, of Latexo and Mark Treadwell and wife Sheri, of New Braunfels; grandchildren Kristen Stratton, Michelle Moreno and Brian Moreno; great-grandchildren Kealaynah Jackson and Kiyarah Jackson; sisters Patricia Roach and husband Bob, of Buda, and Lynda Madrone of Rockport; brothers Robert Treadwell, of Hillsboro and Michael Treadwell and wife Railene, of Lake Travis; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives; a host of Loving Church Family Members and other special friends.
Preceded in death by his parents Curtis and Irma Treadwell; brother Donald Treadwell; and two infant brothers.
Funeral Services for Mr. Dale Treadwell were held Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Grapeland with the Rev. Duane Mills and the Rev. Steve Duvall officiating.  Interment followed in the Augusta Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the San Pedro Baptist Church Building Fund, 10733 Fm M. 2022 North, Grapeland, Texas  75844.
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Mr. James Lane, age 74 years, 6 months and 14 days, a beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away with some of his special friends by his side on Sunday, January 17, 2010 in McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas. Mr. Lane was born July 3, 1935, in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Lovelady High School in 1954 and enlisted in the Army in 1955.
Mr. Lane met and married Lynda Berkley on August 12, 1961. They moved to Crockett in 1965 and resided there until September 2007 when Lynda passed away. Mr. Lane was a member of the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church in Crockett, a member of the Texas Travelers R V Club and was on the Board of Director for the Marina Village Resort in Trinity, Texas. He retired from TXU Electric in 1992 after 35 years of service.
Mr. Lane never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone. He loved to cut up and joke with everyone and to socialize and drink coffee with anyone. He also enjoyed playing Texas Hold’em, cards, fishing, traveling and spending time with his grand kids and great grand kids. He also enjoyed watching the local teams from Trinity and Lovelady play football and baseball games. Mr. Lane was a Christian and he loved the Lord. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
Leaving to cherish his memory are his daughters Teresa Lane Hickman and husband Dale (Scooter), of Trinity and Tammy Lane Cousins and husband Robert, of Austonio; grandchildren Tiffany and Lance Hickman, of Trinity and Max and James Robert Cousins, of Austonio; great-grandchildren Maddox Lane Pee and Austin Lee Hickman, of Trinity; nephew Mark Lane and wife Tammye, of Lovelady; niece Norma Lane, of Lovelady; special cousin Joan Little, of Lovelady; special friends Norris and Faye Melton, Clifford and Gwen Price, Cecil and Pat Campbell, Bill McCullough and John and Jean Linegar; a host of numerous relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Lynda Lane in 2007; parents Joe and Verdie Lane; brother Joe Thurman Lane; and and sister-in-law, Tisha Lane.
Funeral Services for Mr. James Lane will be held Monday, January 25, 2010 in the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will in the Evergreen Cemetery in Lovelady.
Pallbearers are Cecil Campbell, Bill McCullough, Walter LeBlanc, Vernon Williamson, Clark Lott, Danny Adams, John Cravey, Larry Runion, Weldon Bailey and Eddie Roe. 
Honorary Pallbearers are Norris Melton, Clifford Price, Carl McNulty and Cliff Hagey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Fellowship Building Fund, 401 South Seventh Street Crockett, Texas 75835; the E.T.M. C. Cancer Support Fund, 1100 Loop 304 East, Crockett, Texas  75835 or United Heart Association, P. O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761.
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Dr. Vincent Clarence Bash, Jr., age 83 of Cashiers, North Carolina, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Dr. Bash was the oldest of seven children born to Vincent Clarence and Bessie Gordon Bash of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Bash and his wife, Sandra, have resided in Cashiers, North Carolina, for the last ten years. He was very involved in the community and served on the boards of the Highland-Cashiers Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity. He was highly respected as a gentleman, a scholar and a leader loved by all. We shall miss his regal presence.
Dr. Bash received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Texas and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Oklahoma Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in General Practice at Herman Hospital in Houston where he was named Intern of the Year. He later served as an attending physician at Herman and Saint Luke's Hospitals.
Dr. Bash practiced medicine in Houston, Texas forty years in the Spring Branch-Memorial area. He founded the Spring Branch Memorial Hospital, served on their board and also served as Chief of Staff. As a member of the Harris County Medical Society, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Grievance Committee. He was elected Chairman of the Board of the Greater Houston Physicians Association, and in 1991 he was elected Most Distinguished Physician in the Harris County Medical Society. During World War II he was in the US Navy and later served as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife Sandra, her two children Sondra Brooks and Gregory Raines, of Austin; son Dr. Vincent C. Bash, III and his wife Jann, of Midland: their children Katherine of London, England, David, of Houston; daughter Beverly Schneider her husband Paul and their children Eric and Lauren, all of Houston; son John Bash, of Houston; sisters Jeanne Sargent, of Tampa, Fla. and Betty Lee Brandt, of Georgetown; brothers John Bash, of Sandy, Utah and Richard Bash, of New Castle, Okla.
Preceded in death by his son Terry Michael Bash; and two sisters Mary Ann Clote and Suzanne Bash.
A Memorial Service in celebration of Dr. Vincent Clarence Bash Jr.'s life will be held on his eighty-fourth birthday, April 16, 2010 at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 11:00 a.m. in Cashiers, North Carolina, followed by a reception in Hines Hall.
Contributions may be made in memory of Dr. Bash to the Summit Charter School Foundation, P.O. Box 2493, Cashiers, North Carolina , 28717 or Church of the Good  Shepherd, P.O. Box 32, Cashiers, North Carolina, 28717.
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