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Houston County Courier- June 21, 2009 - June 28, 2009
GUINDOLA HARRIS HOUSTON
Guindola Harris Houston, age 78 of Crockett, formerly of Centerville, passed away Friday, June 12, 2009 in Crockett Hospital. Mrs. Houston was born December 29, 1930 in Damascus, Arkansas to Charlie A. and Henietta (Shilling) Chrisco.
She grew up in Arkansas where she met and married Arlie F. Harris. They lived about 45 years in Houston and she retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone February 13, 1982 and her husband retired from the City of Houston in 1981.
They moved to Leon County, East of Centerville, and lived for several years and then move to Arkansas for a short time, finally to Crockett. Mrs. Houston was a member Central Baptist Church in Crockett and was very faithful in her church work and made many close friends in Crockett.
Survivors include her sister Mary Duncan, of Calif.; step-children Norman Wayne and Peggy Houston, of Houston, Carolyn Kaye Burden, of Livingston and Sam and Sandra Houston, of Cleveland; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husbands Arlie F. Harris in 2001 and Norman Houston in 2006; parents Charlie A. and Henrietta (Shilling) Chrisco; three sisters; and four brothers.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Guindola Harris Houston were held Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. in the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville with the Rev. John Goss pastor of the Central Baptist Church in Crockett officiating. Interment followed in the North Creek Cemetery in Leon County.
Pallbearers were Norman L. Houston, II., Victor L. Burden, James D. Houston, Sonny Allbright, Gerald Harris and Sam Houston.
Walters Funeral Home
GEORGE CHARLES CERMAK
Mr. George Charles Cermak, age 88 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Cermak was born November 27, 1920 in Belott, Texas and was a graduate of Glover High School. He had lived all of his lifetime in Houston County. Mr. Cermak was a veteran of World War II serving in the, the United States Army and also the United States Coast Guard. He received several medals and decorations including the European, East Africa, Middle Eastern and Camp Medal, Good Conduct Medal and five Bronze Stars for valor and bravery. He was a long time member of the American Legion. Mr. Cermak was retired having worked as a master mechanic and was employed by Jasper Driskell Tractor and Bennett Equipment.
Survivors include his sister Rose Skalicky, of Crockett; brother Jerry Cermak and wife Juanita, of Lake Jackson; brother-in-law Arnold Lawrence, of Cypress; special cousins Ladislav Cermak and wife Vera, of Vysoke-Myto, Czech Republic, Martin Novotny and wife, of Kurim, Czech Republic; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his wife Minnie Dowell Cermak; parents Charles and Rose Pecha Cermak; and sisters Vlasta Porter, Cecilia Collins, Emilie Trammell and Eva Lawrence.
Memorial Services for Mr. George Charles Cermak was held Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Goss officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904 or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home
ANITA KAMINSKY BARRETT
Mrs. Anita Kaminsky Barrett, age 88 of Rosesharron, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2009. Mrs. Barrett was born September 18, 1921.
Survivors include her sister Anna Mae McCleland and husband Jack; son Ronald Kaminsky and wife Joyce, of Oakland; son Wayne Kaminsky and wife Billie, of Grapeland; daughter Mary Duty and husband Jim, of Alto; son Gary Kaminsky and wife Becky, of Rosesharron; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband Grady Barrett of Madisonville.
A Private Memorial Service for Mrs. Anita Kaminsky Barrett will be held Saturday, June 27, 2009.
Madisonville Funeral Home
GEORGE BUTLER MACNAUGHTON
Mr. George Butler MacNaughton, age 84 of Crockett, passed away Friday, June 19, 2009 in Crockett had previously lived in Pasadena. Mr. MacNaughton was born February 20, 1925 in Bandera and had lived in Crockett since 1999. He was a horse trainer and a member of the Bandara Baptist Church. Mr. MacNaughton was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife Barbara MacNaughton, of Crockett; children George B. MacNaughton and wife Nevas, of Fredericksburg, Randy MacNaughton and wife Kim, of Medina, Jonny MacNaughton and wife Elizabeth, of Mont Belvieu, Tammi Wagnon and husband Ricky, of New Caney and Kevin MacNaughton and wife Tamara, of Centerville; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Marjorie Orr and husband Bob, of Rockdale; niece Betty Margaret Ferguson and husband Will, of Rockdale; nephew Norvell “Tex” Killion and wife Karen, of Seguin.
Preceded in death by his parents John B. and Edith Fee MacNaughton; sister Merle Dean Sidlo; brother, John B. MacNaughton Jr.; daughter-in-law, Betty MacNaughton and nephew, Robert Orr Jr.
Funeral Services for Mr. George Butler MacNaughton were held Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ron Canaster officiating.
Graveside Services were held Wednesday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bandera Cemetery with the Rev. Allie Balko officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cal Farley’s, Boys Ranch and Girlstown U.S.A., P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174-0001.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home
Mrs. Trudy Barrier, age 93, longtime resident of Angleton went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 18, 2009, surrounded by family and loved-ones at her home in Angleton. Mrs. Barrier was born April 15, 1916 in Mahoningtown, Pennsylvania to Charles and Margaret Whorl and had nine brothers and sisters. She grew up in Girard, Ohio but moved to Texas in 1943 to be with her husband Billie Albright Barrier of Houston County, Texas.
Mrs. Barrier was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a charter and long-time member of St. John Lutheran Church and a diligent worker for the Lord teaching Sunday school, Bethel Classes, Bible school and serving on the altar guild for many years as well as a dedicated member of the prayer partner group in which she delighted. Her life was a testimony of love to all who knew her.
Mrs. Barrier's hobbies were many and the delight of many friends and family and included collecting angels and Mr. and Mrs. Santas. She loved craft projects to the delight of the recipients of her lovely creations and was a faithful member of St. Johns craft class.
Her greatest earthy joy was family by whom she was most beloved. We celebrate her life and her memory will live on in us.
Survivors include her two daughters Kay Smitherman and husband Joe, of Angleton and B.A. Jones and husband Jimmie, of Conroe; six grandchildren Chris Smitherman and wife Ann, of Snook, Kim Smitherman and wife Jennifer, of Garland, Jeff Smitherman and wife Mary, of Magnolia, C.J. Rapp and husband John, of Mission Viejo, Calif., Dawn Fedora and husband John, of College Station and Nichol Johnson, of Conroe; 15 great-grandchildren Seth, Samuel, Cady, Zachary, Jason, Drake, Samantha, Dillon, Austin, Sidney, Caden, Sutton, Cooper and Jace; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents Charles and Margaret Whorl; husband Bill Barrier; sisters Eva, Edna, Lil, Dorothy, Mary, Annabell and Betty; brothers Todd and Robert.
Memorial Services for Mrs. Trudy Barrier was held Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Angleton with the Reverend Preston Weatherly officiating.
Pallbearers were James Carter, James Heck, Clarence Roesler, Scott Atkinson, Jim Hillis and Don Fuchs.
A second service was held Monday, June 22, at the Old Shiloh Church in Crockett. Interment followed in Bynum Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeff Smitherman, Kim Smitherman, James Barrier, Jerry Beavers, Clarence Foytik and Matt Barrier.
Honorary Pallbearers were John Fedora and Lynn Barrier.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to St. John Luthran Church memorial fund-raiser for Ash Weatherly at 2227 Downing Rd. in Angleton.
Online condolences may be sent to www.palmsfuneralhome.com
Palms Funeral Home
KIANA MARIE ROHLACK LOCK
Mrs. Kiana Marie Rohlack Lock, age 44 of San Marcos most recently of Gainesville, beloved and cherished wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, teacher, coach and friend, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009 in Dallas. Mrs. Lock was born September 9, 1964 in San Marcos to Edvin and Mamie Rolack.
Survivors include her Ricky Lock; children Lauren, Landon and Laci Lock, of Gainesville; parents Edvin and Mamie Rohlack; siblings Kristopher and Lianet Rohlack, Karlton Rohlack and Korey Rohlack; sister, brother and nephew through marriage Melody, Vincent and Joshua Kapchinski.
Preceded in death by her grandparents; brother Hugh Rohlack.
Celebration of Life Services for Mrs. Kiana Marie Rohlack Lock were held Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Hill Country Church in San Marcos.
Graveside Services followed at 6:00 p.m. at the Corinth Cemetery in Kennard.
Pennington Funeral Home
Ms. Estelle Scarborough, age 99 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. Ms. Scarborough was born July 23, 1909 in Augusta, to William Carrey and Fronia Alpha Cutler Scarborough. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grapeland.
Survivors include her one nephew Jack Scarbourough; three nieces Linda Johnson, Leta Hardwick and Donna Wood; 13 great-nieces and nephews; 13 great-great-nieces and nephews; one great-great-great-niece.
Preceded in death by her parents William Carrey and Fronia Alpha Cutler Scarborough; two sisters Avalona Read, Ossie Cunningham; three brothers Bill, Justice and George Scarborough.
Funeral Services for Ms. Estelle Scarborough were held Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Grapeland with the Rev. David Bradley officiating. Interment followed in the Augusta Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jack Scarborough, Jack Scarborough, Jr., Jeff Scarbourough, Jace Scarborough, Blake Turner, Dillon Turner, Straton Turner and Leo Johnson.
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Bailey & Foster Funeral Home