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Houston County Courier - Obituaries
July 2010
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JAMES RAY LOW
Mr. James Ray Low, age 76 of Latexo, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. Mr. Low was born April 22, 1934 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Latexo most of his lifetime. Mr. Low was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served four years stationed in Reno, Nevada. He was a retired newspaper carrier and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his daughter Kathy Stamper, of Jacksonville; sons Dr. James Ray Low, Jr. and wife Patty and Brad Low, all of Jacksonville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Mary Ann McKnight and husband George, of Porter Springs; brothers Bill Low and wife Toby, of Latexo and Garland “Pete” Low and wife Elizabeth, of North Zulch; special friend Claude Phipps, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents James D. Low and Leatha (Davidson) Low; and sister Peggy Phillips. Memorial Services for Mr. James Ray Low were held Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Porter Springs Baptist Church. Burial was held in the Denson Cemetery. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ALTA E. SHIRLEY
Mrs. Alta E. Shirley, age 90 of Jasper, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010 at Rosewood Assisted Living in Jasper. A native of Crockett, she enjoyed reading, cross stitching, was a former square dancer and loved Sunday School Class. Survivors include her son Edward H. Shirley, III and wife Sandra, of Jasper; two brothers Jerry Ellis and wife Ester, of San Antonio and Charles Ellis, of N. Little Rock, Ark.; one grandchild Capt. Jennifer Leigh Shirley Wong; and one great grandchild Kevin Ryan Wong, of Plumas Lake, Calif. Preceded in death by her husband Edward H. Shirley, Jr.; and daughter Marja Ann Shirley. Funeral Services for Mrs. Alta E. Shirley were held Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper. Graveside Services will be Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in San Antonio. Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home

POLLY HAMMETT DAWSON
Mrs. Polly Hammett Dawson was born on October 26, 1925 in Luling, Texas to Watterson N. and Dula Taylor Hammett. She went to schools in Crockett and Louisiana, graduating from Lockport High school in 1942. She attended Southern Louisiana College before returning to Crockett where she met and married local farmer and rancher, James Edwin Dawson, Junior. The couple raised their 3 children Jim, Paul, and Polly Ann in Houston County until J.E.’s untimely death in 1967. Mrs. Dawson was the owner of Polly Ann’s Shop on the square in Crockett. She worked as a bookkeeper for many area businesses and physicians. In 1981, Mrs. Dawson moved to Bryan, Texas where she was employed by the Brazos County Transit Authority. Mrs. Dawson was an active member of the First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Garden Club, the Pilot Club, and the Crockett Sewing club. In Bryan, Polly served as the president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. She enjoyed cooking and needle point, and she loved to entertain her many friends. She was famous for her annual Christmas party which she hosted for over 40 years. Survivors include her sons James Edwin Dawson, III and wife Ellen and David Paul Dawson and wife Carol, all of Crockett; daughter Polly Ann Morrison and husband Chuck, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren Christine Allen and husband Carson, of Gainesville, Ga., David Dawson and wife Shannon, of Dallas, Brant Dawson, of Houston, Lauren Dawson, of Crockett, James, Max, and Charlie Morrison, of Colorado Springs; great-grandchildren Jackson, Ellie Kate, Wright, Jackie, Jake, and Emme; The family is especially grateful to Polly’s caregiver, Mrs. Nelda Callier. Preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James Edwin Dawson, Junior. Services for Mrs. Polly Hammett Dawson were held Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with the Rev. Jim Tom Ainsworth officiating. Pallbearers were Howard Edmiston, Sandy MacKenzie, David Baker, Phil Broxson, Chris von Doenhoff, Jim Land, Bert Brewer and Carroll Sullivan. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Colorado Springs Down’s Syndrome Association, P.O. Box 2364, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 or to the C.O. Murray Community Clinic, 500 East Houston Avenue, Crockett, Texas 75835. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

HENRY LEE “JAKE” DRISKILL
Mr. Henry Lee “Jake” Driskill, age 98 of Latexo, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010 in the Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett. Mr. Driskill was born August 26, 1911 in Latexo, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in Latexo. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. Mr. Driskill was a rancher and carpenter and had also worked as a building supply salesman for Stowe Lumber Company. He was a member of the Latexo United Methodist Church. He also served on the Latexo School Board for many years, as well as the Houston County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. Mr. Driskill, was chairman for the Latexo Cemetery Board of Directors for over 50 years. He was active for many years in the Latexo Community Council and other community organizations. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law Linda Lee Bear and Danny Bear, of Latexo; granddaughter and grandson-in-law Rebekah Lee Riemenschneider and Chad, of Grapeland; niece Sue Ross and husband Joe, of Latexo; nephew Bill Driskill and wife Kathy, of La Porte; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by his wife Berline Rushing Driskill in 1992; parents Arthur and Sallie Jones Driskill; and brother Wayne Driskill. Funeral Services for Mr. Henry Lee “Jake” Driskill were held Friday, July 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jack Shultz officiating. Interment followed in the Latexo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761. Condolences for Mr. Driskill may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

SMITH SATTERWHITE
Mr. Smith Satterwhite, age 87 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Satterwhite was born October 27, 1922 in Crockett, Texas and lived all of his lifetime in Crockett. Mr. Satterwhite was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp. having served during World War II. He was past Vice President at Crockett State Bank from 1940-1942 and a director until it sold. Mr. Satterwhite was retired owner and operator of Satterwhite Wholesale Grocers. He was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1934. Survivors include his wife Ann Allee Satterwhite, of Crockett; children Smith Satterwhite and wife Deborah, of Pittsburg, Stephen Satterwhite and wife Janalyn, of Rogers, Ark. and Elizabeth Overstreet and husband James, of Lufkin; grandchildren Chris, JoAnna, Jonathan, Lauren, Jessica and Katie; great-grandchildren Annah Grace and Trenton Blayne; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents B. L. Satterwhite and Charm Satterwhite; brothers B. L. Satterwhite, Jr., George Shepard Satterwhite and A. C. “Pud” Satterwhite; and sister Julia Satterwhite Dickey. Funeral Services for Mr. Smith Satterwhite were held Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. 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 Mr. Satterwhite may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DAVID EARL EVANS
Mr. David Earl Evans, age 58 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett. Mr. Evans was born April 01, 1952 in Crockett, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in the area. Mr. Evans was a veteran of the Texas National Guard. He was former owner of Evans Discount Auto World in Crockett and Evans Towing and Recovery in Crockett. Mr. Evans had developed a strong work ethic and worked beside his father for 43 years. His hobbies were few because of his love for work. His priorities were his girls and his yard, when not working he was on his lawn mower. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Patty Evans, of Crockett; children Niki Richburg and husband Brandon, of Grapeland, Christina Evans, of Crockett and her mother, Mel Pinnell, of Crockett, Brooke Lynn Evans, of Crockett; grandchildren Kadie and Callie Richburg, of Grapeland, Colby Thornton, of Crockett and his father, Brian Thornton, of Grapeland; mother Aloise Evans, of Crockett; sister Kathy Reed, of Crockett; brothers-in-law Bubba Erickson and wife Lynne, of Crockett, Paul Erickson and wife Karen, of Crockett; sisters-in-law Martha Browning and husband Elwin, of Crockett, Mary Brown and husband Wyman, of Grapeland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives, his beloved dachshunds, Louie and Trucker. Preceded in death by his father George T. Evans; and father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Annie Erickson. Memorial Services for Mr. David Earl Evans were held Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences for Mr. Evans may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ARTHUR MACK TOLBERT
Mr. Arthur Mack Tolbert, age 66, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010. Mr. Tolbert was born September 24, 1943 in Freeport to Jack Marion and Ella Mae Shiflett Tolbert. He grew up in Texas City, but lived in Weldon, where his paternal grandparents lived, for several years as a child. He graduated from La Marque High School. Mr. Tolbert was a member of Pipefitter Local #211 and had worked 25 years for Becthel Corporation at Union Carbide in Texas City. Mr. Tolbert was honored to serve his country where he was Vietnam veteran and a lifetimetime member at both VFW Post #6378 and the American Post #554. Survivors include his mother Ella Mae Shiflett Tolbert; wife Olivia Strom Tolbert; son Andy and wife Keila Tolbert; children by marriage Michael and Susie Strom and James and Carrie Menotti; grandchildren Madison and Mackenzie Tolbert, Clay and Cory Menotti and Robert Strom; sisters Gladys and husband John Woodard and Fran and husband Loyd Morris; brother Chet and wife Betty Tolbert; numerous nieces and nephews and many great friends. Preceded in death by his father Jack Marion Tolbert. Funeral Services for Mr. Arthur Mack Tolbert were held Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. Interment followed at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster. Pallbearers were John Woodard, John Woodard, Jr., Richard Lopez, Michael Strom, James Menotti, David Strom, David Stom, Jr. and Kenneth Strom. Honorary Pallbearers were Andy Tolbert, Clay Menotti, Cory Menotti and Robert Strom; Honor Guard from VFW and the American Legion.

DANNY MATLOCK
Mr. Danny Matlock, age 52 of Athens, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2010 in Athens. Mr. Matlock was born in Eureka, Kansas September 23, 1957 to Elbert Lee and Arcella Mae Baker Taylor. He had been a resident of Athens all of his life. On June 9, 1979 he married his high school sweetheart Mary Anne Smallwood. Mr. Matlock was a contractor, mechanic and heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Ash Baptist Church. Danny was an avid hunter and loved horses. He was an awesome husband, father, brother, son, papa and friend. Survivors include his wife Mary Anne Matlock, of Athens; sons Micheal Matlock and wife Kay, of Glen Heights and Erick W. Matlock, of Athens; daughters Cassandra L. Matlock, of Houston and Andrea D. Matlock, of Athens; grandchildren K.D. Matlock and Kayla Matlock, both of Glen Heights; mother Arcella Matlock-White, of Athens; brothers David Matlock and wife Ethel, of Mesquite, Billy Matlock and wife Shirley, of Athens and Terry Taylor and wife Ann, of Chandler, Okla.; sisters Linda Sifford and husband Alan, of Athens, Tena Andrews and husband Sammy, of Bennington, Okla., Debbie Taylor, of Lawton, Okla., and Lisa Taylor, of Longview; father and mother-in-law Wayne and Roberta Smallwood, of Athens; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and a host of friends. Preceded in death by his father Elbert Lee Taylor in 1978; and step-father Orville L. Matlock in 1986. Funeral Services for Mr. Danny Matlock were held Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Pemberton officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Micheal Matlock, Doug Quigg, Erick W. Matlock, Lee Fender, George Quigg, Cody Stephens, Shawn Barnard, Keith Matlock. Honorary Pallbearers were Richard Jones, Chris Matlock, Bryan Matlock, Adrian Basham. If desired, you may sign the guest register or leave a message of condolence for the family at www.carrolllehr.com Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home

WILLIS BAKER JR.
Mr. Willis Baker Jr., age 62, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2010 in Centerville, Texas, the Heavenly angel whispered to him while he was sitting on his tractor. Mr. Baker was born April 13, 1948 in Hopewell in Leon County to Willis Baker Sr. and Carrie Mae West Baker, He was their first born child. Mr. Baker attended and received his education and graduated from Douglas High School. He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Hopewell Baptist Church. He occasionally attended Progressive Baptist Church. Mr. Baker joined in Holy Matrimony with Dorothy Johnson Baker in 1969. A union that lasted many years and touched many lives. He was a loving father and devoted husband. He worked construction, part time farmer, and as a truck driver for 38 years. Survivors include his wife Dorothy Johnson Baker; children Forrester Ray (Shree) Baker, of Crockett, Artmetria Warfield, of Richmond and Amanda Baker (Demetric) Love, of Houston; grandchildren Forrester, Jr. Kaelon, Cranston, Jr., Demetric, Jr., Valencia, Jaelan, Charane, Shemira, Bri'An Treya, Jordan; brothers Earl (Amberee) Baker, Marshall (Doris) Baker; sister Marilyn (Rev. William) Baker McCullough; and a host of nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his father and mother Willis Baker, Sr. and Carrie Mae Baker; Margie Nell Baker. Funeral Services for Mr. Willis Baker Jr. were held Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Herman D. West officiating. Interment followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were Darrell Harris, Willie West, Jackie Riley, Ralph Hightower, Bobby Thomason, Sam Ducan, Jr., Larry Moten and Leo King, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers were Forrester Baker, Demetric Love, Juan McCullough, Ernest West, Sammie Johnson, L.O. Epps, Earl Baker, Ryan Baker, Tommy West, Rev. William McCullough, Floyd Stewart, Larry Moten, Surella Walker, Marshall Baker, Jarrett Baker, Jeremiah Baker, Andrew Johnson, Anthony Moten and Edward Shepherd. Emanuel Funeral Home

JOHN BEN CARRABBA
Mr. John Ben Carrabba, industrialist, entrepreneur, husband, father, and friend passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California, after a brief illness. Mr. Carrabba was born on November 9, 1927 to Sam and Frances Carrabba in Bryan, Texas. A natural born businessman, John Ben Carrabba started more businesses than can be listed. His first job was at the ripe old age of six when he sold peanuts on the streets of Bryan on Saturdays. During his entrepreneurial career, He owned a filling station, a miniature golf course, a cleaning and alterations shop, a furniture store, a construction business, an assisted living center, a trailer manufacturing plant, a stable bedding plant, a cattle auction barn, an oil and gas company, a vineyard, and various other businesses. He developed subdivisions, commercial lease spaces, and an industrial park, and he raced horses and raised cattle. With eight hundred dollars of borrowed money and an incredible work ethic, he founded Gooseneck Trailer Manufacturing Company in Bryan. The Gooseneck Trailer changed the way that beef cattle were marketed in the Southwest, because of the courage, dedication and intelligence of John Ben Carrabba. Whenever he spotted a trailer on the highway, he would look to see if the Flying Goose was emblazoned on the side. He was one of the four founders of the Bryan Woodbine Oil Field in Brazos County, one of the most prolific fields found in Texas in the late 1970’s. While developing that field, he drilled or participated in 73 wells before ever hitting a dry hole. By the time the field had been completed, he had interest in 113 wells in that field. In 1985 he met the love of his life, Cherie, whom he married two years later. John Ben left the only home that he had ever known, Bryan, Texas, to have a life with Cherie. He moved to Crockett, Texas and was constantly quoted as saying it was the best move of his life. He loved Crockett and quickly integrated himself into the community. He moved Carrabba Enterprises to Crockett and began doing what he did best, developing businesses and dabbling in oil and gas. John Ben and Cherie were blessed to find a wonderful and supportive circle of friends in Crockett. They entertained often and were involved in numerous community activities. John Ben loved Cherie’s two children, Randy and Ryan, and as a family they traveled throughout the United States showing livestock. During this time he became close friends with several others who showed livestock. He loved to regale his Crockett friends with tales of their adventures on the road. While John Ben and Cherie were married, they built three homes, an Assisted Living Center, and two office buildings in Crockett, the Panola County Livestock Auction Barn in Carthage, and a home in College Station, along with numerous renovation projects. When people asked them how their marriage survived those building projects, he would say, “We like having a project we can work on together. And, besides that, she knows that I am the boss.” Everyone recognized John Ben’s love for Cherie, and Randy and Ryan. He was the best step-father that he could possibly be, becoming totally involved in the boys’ activities to the point of working in the concession stand at Friday night football games and decorating for the Junior -Senior Proms. He was a member of the “Kollege of Knowledge”, a local group of businessmen who met for breakfast five days a week and solved the problems of the world. He was a stockholder in Spring Creek Country Club as well as serving as a member of the Endowment Committee, Financial Committee, and Board of Trustees at First United Methodist Church. He was an Honorary Lifetime Member and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Junior Livestock Association. John Ben was one of the most generous men that ever lived, and he eagerly helped anyone whom he thought he could aid. He was constantly listening to the aspirations of young people and counseling them with the benefit of his experience. In January of 2009, John Ben and Cherie’s son, Randy, died, and John Ben’s strength and wisdom helped the entire family through that horrible ordeal. John Ben always thought like a young man. He surrounded himself with young people and said that was one of the things that kept him young. The other was Cherie. He drew from her energy and vitality, and he looked and acted like a much younger man. An Aggie, John Ben closely followed Aggie athletics, cheering their victories and agonizing over their defeats. He is pre-deceased by his son, Randall E. Rash, his sister, Rosalie Carrabba Lobello, his mother Frances Carrabba and his father, Sam Carrabba. He is survived by his wife, Cherie Carrabba, his son Ryan Rash of Crockett, and his sister-in-law Michelle Howles, of Crockett. He is also survived by his children from his first marriage and their spouses: David and Candice Carrabba, Mark and Kay Carrabba, and three grandchildren: Grant, Travis, and Ross Carrabba, all of Bryan. He is survived by his employees and friends, Howard Thomas, Mary Jane Walker, Daniel Pasho, Bill Poplin, Earl Krieger, Francisco Arvizu, and Francisco Tapia of Crockett. William Lewis of Crockett was like another son to John Ben. In addition, he is survived by a wealth of friends from all across the country who sent countless messages and phone calls during this period. He was a one of a kind, and will be so deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to have crossed his path. Pallbearers will be George Beeler, Burl Hobson Sr., Dr. Richard Kelly, James Land, Larry Lehman, William Lewis, Bobby Maddox, Dr. Ernst Schwarz, and Howard Thomas. Honorary Pallbearers will be Barbara Beeler, Karen Huffman, Debbie Kelly, Nancy Land, Robbie Lehman, Francisco Arvizu and Mary Jane Walker. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, July 19th at 2:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church in Crockett. Interment will be at the Carrabba’s home, La Bella Vista, on Highway 21 West in Crockett, Texas. Donations in his memory may be made to the John Ben Carrabba Memorial, in care of Citizens National Bank, P.O. Box 1420, Crockett, Texas 75835. Proceeds will be distributed to his favorite charities. Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home

SHARON ELAINE NAILL
Ms. Sharon Elaine Naill, age 54 of Pharr, Texas, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010 in the McAllen Medical Center. Ms. Naill was born June 25, 1956 in Harris County, Texas and had been living in Pharr for the past 13 years. She had worked for Medical Solutions. Survivors include her son John E. Jones, of Pharr; mother Lillian Naill, of Crockett; brother Jerry Naill, of Conroe; sister-in-law Jane Mullican and husband Roy, of Gun Barrel City; numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her son Jason Jones; father Walter E. Naill, Sr.; and brother Walter E. Naill, Jr. Funeral Services for Ms. Sharon Elaine Naill were held Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences for Ms. Naill may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BOBBY CHARLES BAKER
Mr. Bobby Charles Baker, age 62 of Lovelady, passed away Friday, July 2, 2010 in the Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Baker was born July 25, 1947 in Crockett, Texas and had lived in Lovelady most of his lifetime. Mr. Baker was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Dutch Oven Society. Mr. Baker was retired having worked for Lovelady State Bank as second Vice President and Head Cashier. His number one favorite thing was being Papa Bob. He loved to fish and tinker and he loved reading. Survivors include his son Justin Baker and wife Kris, of Lovelady; daughter TTione Currie and husband Neal, of Trinity; grandchildren Bailey Currie, Holden Currie, Lilly Sizemore, Cynthia Sizemore, Marshall Sizemore, all of Trinity and Morgan Thrasher and Ejay Baker, of Lovelady; sisters Brenda Reed and husband Woody, of Magnolia, Cathy McHargue, of Huntsville; brother Kenny Ray Baker, of Barnes Switch; children’s mom Karen Baker, of Trinity; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents E. J. and Mary Alice Baker; and sister Winnie Kay Baker Frey. Funeral Services for Mr. Bobby Charles Baker were held Tuesday, July 06, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mike Loftin and the Rev. C. F. Hazelwood officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery Association, c/o Joan Little, 4846 C. R. 3455, Lovelady, Texas 75851. Condolences for Mr. Baker may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MARCHETA MCANALLY BRANCH
Mrs. Marcheta McAnally Branch, age 84 of Deer Park, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010 at her home. Mrs. Branch was born December 10, 1925 in Belott, Texas to the late William and Ollie Thames McAnally. Survivors include her granddaughter Elesha Branch; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Victor C. “Vic” Branch, and her daughter Donna Kay Branch. Funeral Services for Mrs. Marcheta McAnally Branch were held Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in Niday Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Hotton officiating. Graveside Service and interment followed at 4:00 p.m. in Old Glover Cemetery in Grapeland. Niday Funeral Home

INFANT JORDAN JAMES MOORE
Infant Jordan James Moore, son of James L. Moore, Jr. and Jennifer Ross of Crockett, TX, was reunited with the Lord on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. During his brief two weeks on earth, Jordan brought joy and happiness to his entire family. Jordan also took enjoyment in holding his parents fingers, hugs and kisses from his family, listening as his mommy and daddy talked to him, and being told “I Love You” unaccountable times. Jordan will always remain his parents’ precious angel and they will hold him again in heaven one day. Jordan is survived by his parents James L. Moore, Jr. and Jennifer Ross, of Crockett; big brothers Kalen Reed and Tramine Simmons; big sisters Kaniesha Simmons, Nakeita Moore and Silvia Moore, all of Crockett; grandparents Terry Ross, Sr. and Charlotte Johnson, both of Crockett, James L. Moore, Sr., of San Antonio and Mary Johnson, of Gatesville; great-grandmothers Frieda Johnson and Dorothy Ross, both of Crockett; aunts Stacy Ross, Richella Johnson, Deborah Ross and Lois Ball, all of Crockett, Tina Hines, of Gatesville, Diane Smith, of Austin and Sarah Reagans of Rosharon; uncles Terry Ross, Jr., of Houston, Kenny (Cynthia) Moore and Benny (Cindy) Moore, all of Gatesville; a host of cousins, great uncles and great- aunts. Jordan is being greeted in Heaven by his great-grandparents Richard K. Johnson, Sr., and Jake Ross; and great-great grandparent Rebecca Duren. Funeral Services for Infant Jordan James Moore were held Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 906 North 6th Street, Crockett. Interment followed in Jasper Road Cemetery in Crockett. Emanuel Funeral Home

JERRY EDWARD MCCLAIN
Mr. Jerry Edward McClain, age 66 of Ratcliff, passed away Tuesday, July 06, 2010 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. McClain was born April 09, 1944 in Hagerville, Texas and been living in Ratcliff since 1978. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. McClain had worked as an exterminator for McClain’s Pest Control. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his son Jeffrey “Lance” McClain, of Lumberton; daughter Melissa Ann Roy and husband Phillip J., of Spring; daughter-in-law Cristy McClain, of Lumberton; children’s mother Linda McClain, of Ratcliff; grandchildren Ally Roy, Slade Smith, Kaleb Renfro and Kole McClain; brothers Bob McClain and wife Dorothy, of Deweyville, Larry McClain, of Kennard; sister Joan Connally, of Silsbee; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his father Otha H. McClain; mother Mamie McClain; brother Otha H. McClain, Jr.; sister Billie Jean McMullen; and brother Charles McClain. Funeral Services for Mr. Jerry Edward McClain were held Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ratcliff Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Lacey and the Rev. Jim Durham officiating. Interment followed in the Mount Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County Cancer Support Group, c/o First Community Bank, P.O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas 75835 or American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for Mr. McClain may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MADGE BREWTON HADID
Mrs. Madge Brewton Hadid, born in Houston County March 1, 1917 to Sam Jones Brewton and Vanona Smith, was born to Eternal Life June 12, 2010. She was one of four siblings: Madeline Adkins, her twin, Virginia McCain and Reva Brewton. After graduating from Crockett High School she worked for Miss Montie’s (Monzingo) dress shop in downtown Crockett until she met and married George Hadid of Palestine, Texas. They were married sixty years at the time of George’s death in 1999. The driving force in her life was to care for her family, her husband and daughter. She provided a peaceful home, a sanctuary from the everyday cares of daily living. She was a devoted, loving, and selfless wife and mother. “Well done good and faithful servant……enter thou into the joy of the lord.” (Matthew 25:21) Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Jean and Joe Underwood; nieces and cousins Milton McCain, Rita Moore and Leah Jo Adams, their spouses and children. A private interment for Mrs. Madge Brewton Hadid was held on June 15, 2010 in the Evergreen Memorial Park, Crockett. Condolences for Mrs. Hadid may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WINWARD GEORGE “WIN” BRADSHAW
Mr. Winward George “Win” Bradshaw, age 86 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mr. Bradshaw was born September 05, 1923 in Grapeland, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime. He was a retired veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II as Sergeant First Class. Mr. Bradshaw was also a retired veteran from the United States Army National Guard having served as First Sergeant for 25 years. He had worked as a car salesman for King Motor Company and had served as Officer for the Houston County Veterans Service for 25 years. Mr. Bradshaw was a supporter of Crockett Merchants Little League, 15 year member and past president of the S.P.J.S.T. Lodge, lifetime member of the National Guard Association of Texas, lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post # 134. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett. Survivors include his wife Joyce Bradshaw, of Crockett; children Vicki Lynne Bradshaw, of Jacksonville, Michael Win Bradshaw, of Spring and their mother Gwynne Bryce, of Trinity, Eddie Kendrick and wife Karen, Christi Short and husband Clay, all of Crockett; grandchildren Mason Short, Chaice Short, Erin Kendrick, Lauren Newsom and Heather Newsom; sister Pauline Aishman, of Fort Worth; special nieces Cynthia Yahr and Glendia Smoldas, both of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; many special friends including; James Waldrop, Elaine Erwin, Ricky, Rhonda, Jennie and Jessie Flasowski, all of Crockett; special little friend, Caleb Anderson, of Crockett. Preceded in death by his parents Charlie Lee and Fannie Bell (Burns) Bradshaw; brothers Woody Bradshaw, Roy Bradshaw and Vernon Bradshaw; and sister Inez Winn. Funeral Services for Mr. Winward George “Win” Bradshaw were held Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Jamie Allee officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crockett and Latexo Athletic Programs and Crockett Merchants Baseball and Softball. Condolences for Mr. Bradshaw may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DR. WILLIAM HENRY “BILLY” WALTON
Dr. William Henry “Billy” Walton, age 82, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 1, 2010. He passed away while resting peacefully at his home. His family is grateful for the life he led and the time that they had with him. They also draw comfort from the faith that he lived and trust in the security of his salvation through Christ. Dr. Walton retired in 1987, after working for 19 years as a college administrator. His last position was Dean of Academics at Panola Junior College in Carthage, Texas. Previous jobs included serving as President of Texas Southmost College and pastoring several Methodist churches in East Texas. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Martha Messer Walton; daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Phil Reicheneker; son and daughter-in-law Harold and Brenda Walton; son and daughter-in-law Wyche and Cyndi Walton; daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Ralph Richardson; three sisters Ruth Logan, JoAnn Larkin, and Dorothy Larkin; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Graveside Services for Dr. William Henry “Billy” Walton” were held July 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Percilla, Texas with Dr. Jack Schoultz and the Rev. Kenny Bush officiating. To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com

 

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