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Houston County Courier - Obituaries
For the week of July 1, 2008 - July 8, 2008
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company



JAMES DURWARD OLIVER
Mr. James Durward Oliver, age 83 of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital.
A native of Crockett and resident of the Beaumont area for fifty-five years. Mr. Oliver was a retired mechanic with Kinsel Ford. Mr. Oliver was a United States Army veteran having served World War II in New Guinea, Philippines.
Mr. Oliver loved spending time with his family and was a member of Praise Christian Center. Mr. Oliver was an avid hunter, fisherman, loved old westerns and was a Houston Astros fan.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Janie Oliver, of Lumberton; daughters Susan Cox and husband Gary, of Lumberton and Debbie Ray and husband Kenny, of Beaumont; son-in-law Brad Butler, of Lumberton; Scott Apple and wife Carman; four grandsons; five granddaughters; one great-grandson; seven great-great-granddaugh-ters; brother, Garlan Oliver, of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his daughter Robin Butler preceded him in death.
Funeral Services for Mr. James Durward Oliver were held Thursday, July 3, at 10:00 a.m. at Praise Christian Center. Interment followed in Daniel Cemetery in Kountze.
Memorial contributions may be made to Praise Christian Center, 8325 Walker Road, Beaumont, TX. 77708.
Complete and updated information may be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com http://www.broussardsmortuary.com/.
Broussard’s Mortuary

JANE GERICK
Mrs. Jane Gerick, age 68 of Lovelady, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Gerick was born December 8, 1939 in Houston County, Texas and was a resident of Lovelady for the past 19 years. Mrs. Gerick was retired having worked for J. C. Penney in sales. 
Survivors include her husband Louis Gerick, of Lovelady; brothers Wayne Huntsman and wife Carolyn, of Lovelady and Victor Huntsman and wife Bea, of Katy; sisters Charlene Bartee and husband Quinn, of Lovelady, JoAnn Friudenberg and husband Fred, of Lake Jackson, Martha Huntsman, Doris Driskell and husband Troy, all of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her parents Berlin and Artie Huntsman; and mother-in-law and father-in-law Louie and Mary Gerick.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Jane Gerick were held Tuesday, July 1, at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Doug Howell officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Choice. 
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

QUINCY THOMAS “Q.T.”-“DUD” HACKETT SR.
Mr. Quincy Thomas “Q.T.”-“Dud” Hackett Sr., age 89 of Crockett, passed away June 18, 2008. Mr. Hackett was born October 18, 1918 in Crockett to Isaac and Modella Hackett Sr.
At an early age he accepted Christ and became a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Earl Andrews and the late A.C. Harris. Mr. Hackett was present for the rebuilding and rededication of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in 1946.
Mr. Hackett attended school in Post Oak Community. Mr. Hackett joined the United States Army and served his country honorably for four years, where he held the highest rank of sergeant. Mr. Hackett received the American Defense Service Medal, the EAME Campaign Medal with four bronze stars, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Hackett was a farmer and rancher. Mr. Hackett became a member of the “Evening Wayside Masonic Lodge #538, Lovelady, Texas 1980. On July 27, 1946 he met the love of his life Veola Hamilton. To this union 10 children were born.
Survivors include his brother Dick B. Hackett Sr., “D.B.” (Betty); eight children Quincy Thomas Hackett Jr. (Mandy), Edward D. Hackett (Estella), Freddie C. Hackett (Sophia), Sarah Foreman (John), John L. Hackett (Gloria), Kathleen Belford (Foster), Evelyn Bowens (Willie), and John T. Bailey; 27 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nices, great-nephews, cousins, friends and colleagues.
Preceded in death by his two sisters and four brothers Bernicel Scott, Lucille Jackson, James Hackett, Isaac Hackett Jr., Columbus Hackett and Edward M. Hackett; Catherine Hackett, Isaac Brenard Hackett and Doris Marie Yarborough.
Funeral Services for Mr. Quincy Thomas “Q.T.”-“DUD” Hackett Sr. were held Saturday, June 28, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Crockett with Pastor Ralph P. Taylor and Pastor William Troy Purvis.

W. A. MONK JR.
Mr. W. A. Monk, Jr. age 82 of Tyler, passed away June 29, 2008 in Crockett. Mr. Monk was born September 20, 1925 in Dallas to the late William Alvin and Bertha Tidwell Monk Sr.
Mr. Monk was employed and retired from Union Pacific Railroad. Mr. Monk was a member of West Erwin Church of Christ and numerous Genealogical Societies. 
Survivors include his nephews Bruce Monk and wife Lawanna and Louis A. ”Binky” Monk and wife Debbie, all of Lovelady; great-nieces and great-nephews Mandy Wilson and husband Greg, Kyle Monk and wife Carol, and Brandon Monk, all of Lovelady, Cayla Ables and husband Cody of Tyler; great-great-nephews, Benjamin Monk and Lane Wilson.
Preceded in death by his parents William Alvin and Bertha Tidwell Monk, Sr.: brother and sister-In-Law Benjamin David Monk and wife Doris.
Funeral Services for W. A. Monk Jr. were held Wednesday July 2, at 10:00 a.m. at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel in Tyler with the Rev. Scott Matthews officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens Gilmer.
Pallbearers were Greg Wilson, Cody Ables, Kyle Monk, Brandon Monk, Randy Monk and Ronnie Ferguson.
If desired memorials may be made West Erwin Church of Christ 420 West Erwin Street, Tyler, Texas 75702.
Lloyd James Funeral Home


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