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Houston County Courier - Obituaries
June 2010
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CLYDE ELTON GILMORE
Mr. Clyde Elton Gilmore, age 77, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2010 in Crockett. Mr. Gilmore was born Friday, November 11, 1932, in Cleveland, Texas to the late William Bryant and Nina Beatrice Gilmore. Survivors include his former wife Daurece "Dee" Gilmore; daughters Brenda Christian and husband Billy, of Crockett, Terri Sanderson and husband Marlon, of New Waverly and Pam Murphy and husband B.J., of Huntsville; sons Ron Murphy and wife Polly, of Centerville, James Gilmore, of Crockett; brothers Daniel Gilmore and wife Charlene, Charles Gilmore and wife Thelma; sisters Emogene Cartwright and husband Gerald, Louise Carr and husband Albert, Geraldine Anderson and husband Jake; grandchildren Melissa Ledbetter and husband Bill, Mandy Hyman and husband James, Lisa Marie Neal and husband Chad, BJ Matlock, Jr. and wife Alicia, Amber Martin and husband Justin; Kristina Derr, Jonathan Murphy, Jennifer Murphy, Rachel Murphy, Luke Murphy; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his sons William Ellis and Richard “ Bo” Alton Gilmore; brothers Raymond, Olen and Bill Gilmore. Funeral Services for Mr. Clyde Elton Gilmore were held Wednesday, June 22, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. in Neal Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Morgan Cemetery, Tommy Hutto, of Crockett officiating. Neal Funeral Home

GEORGE THOMAS EVANS
Mr. George Thomas Evans, age 79 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010 in the Houston County Nursing Home. Mr. Evans was born August 15, 1930 in Porter Springs and was a lifetime resident of Houston County. He was former owner of Evan's Discount Auto World and was a member of the South Loop Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Aloise Freeman Evans of Crockett; son David Earl Evans and wife Patti, of Crockett; daughter Kathy Evans of Crockett; six grandchildren Nikki Richburg, of Grapeland, Christina Evans, of Crockett, April Hansen, of Tyler, Tiffany Vickers, Brooke Evans, both of Crockett and Megan Griffin, of Lufkin; five great-grandchildren, Kadie, Callie, Colby, Jayden and Jakob; two sisters Janie Russell and Joyce Fain, both of Mesquite; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services for Mr. George Thomas Evans were held Monday, June 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences for Mr. Evans may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

EDYTHE MARIE HOLLIS PROZE
Mrs. Edythe Marie Hollis Proze, age 75, passed away Friday, June 18, 2010. Mrs. Proze was born August 21, 1934 to Lenzy Hollis and Minneola Pearson Hollis. A native of Lovelady, a former resident of Kenner and Destrehan and a resident of Bush, Louisiana for the past 17 years. Mrs. Proze was a founding member of the Krewe of Aquila, an avid Saints fan and horse enthusiast. She was a former employee of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Proze; mother of Pamela Rider, David Franks, Karon Franks and James Abney; grandmother of Tina, Paul, Jason, Carolyn, Charlotte, Shelena, Jessica and Jonathan; great-grandmother of Michael, Charles, Grayson, Cheyenne, Tyler, Renee, Hannah and Micah; sister of Wallace “Sonny” Hollis and the late Wanda Wilson and Eddie Hollis; daughter of the late Lenzy Hollis and Minneola Pearson Hollis and granddaughter of the late Inez Ashworth Hollis Satterwhite of Pennington and Groveton. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the memorial visitation at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home Inc., 2260 W. 21st. Ave., Covington, LA 70433 on Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to St. Joseph Hospice Foundation, Box 241, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (www.stjosephhospicefoundation.org) or a charity of your choice. E. J. Fielding Funeral Home

JESSIE BELL STRINGFELLOW
Mrs. Jessie Bell Stringfellow, age 83 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Stringfellow was born September 18, 1926 in Weches, Texas and had lived in Crockett for the past 20 years, previously of Houston. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church and was a homemaker. Survivors include her brothers Charlie Roscoe Burran and special friend Nona Hennigan, of Weches, James Edward Burran, of Weches, Homer Arthur Burran and wife Betty, of Brenham; sister Mary Lou Craig, of Crockett; daughter Barbara Jane Lucas, of Latexo; son Troy Glenn Stringfellow, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Margaret Ramirez, Leona Lannette Lucas, both of Crockett, Sheena Renea Stringfellow and daughter Winter White, of Gainesville; eight great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Elton Earl Stringfellow; and parents Henry W. and Margaret Victoria (Dorsett) Burran. Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Jessie Bell Stringfellow were held Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the New Energy Cemetery with the Rev. Roy Lee Bobbitt officiating. Condolences for Mrs. Stringfellow may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ANNIE ELIZABETH WASHINGTON WHITTING
Ms. Annie Elizabeth Washington Whitting, age 96, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010. Ms. Whitting was born October 16, 1923, the eldest of six children born to John I. and Augusta Baker-Washington in Crockett. The family was sharecroppers and lived on the Brown Farm. Ms. Whitting attended the Mt. Moriah Community School, a one room schoolhouse. She walked 1 ½ miles one was to school and received her high school certificate. The family moved to the Austonio Community. “Mama Annie,” as she was lovingly called, accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Mt. Mariah Baptist Church all of her life. She was in love with the Lord and exemplified it in every facet of her life. Possessing a passion for service, she sang in the choir, was a Sunday school teacher and church secretary. Her faithfulness was steadfast and she remained an active member until her health failed her. She met and married John B. Whitting. To this union, nine children were born. Ms. Whitting was an honorary lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was recently honored for 50+ years in the organization. A virtuous women, “Mama Annie” stayed active and busy by quilting, cooking, canning, feeding her livestock and gardening. Survivors include her son John B. Whitting, Jr. (Myrtle), of Crockett; adopted daughter Betty Ruth Simon (Earl), of Crockett; a granddaughter she raised Betty Evans, of Crockett; sister Mame (Ma Pig) McKnight, of Crockett; aunt Josie Riggins, of Crockett; 33 grandchildren; countless great, great-great and great-great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, O.E.S. and church members and friends. Preceded in death by her parents John I and Augusta Baker-Washington; seven brothers and sisters; and eight children Fred “Ted,” Willie B “Buddy,” Zelma Lee “Snowball,” Oscar Lee “Red Man” and Rufus “Steamboat” and three who passed away shortly after birth. Funeral Services for Ms. Annie Elizabeth Washington Whitting were held Monday, May 31, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Crockett with the Rev. Larry J. Mouton, Jr. and the Rev. Charles Easterling Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were Clarence Jolly, Randy Jones, Johnny Ray McKnight, Terrell McKnight, Alvin Pope, Jr. and Brandon Whitting. Honorary Pallbearers were John B. Whitting, Jr., Grandsons, Great and Great-great-grandsons. Barkley Mortuary

ANDREW DICKEY LONG
Mr. Andrew Dickey Long, age 66, of Porter Springs, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Long was born March 1, 1944 in Houston, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in Porter Springs. He had worked as a water well Driller for many years. Survivors include his wife Linda Long, of Porter Springs; children Jacob Long, Andrew Long, Jim Long and wife Misty, and Terria Brent and husband Jerry; grandchildren Justin Long, Christopher Long, Dillan Brent, Kaylee Brent, Casey Brent, Alex Long, Calob Long and Ashlynn Long; adopted grandchild Joshua Darragh; brothers and sisters-in-law Jimmy and Betty Long, Terry and Cheryl Long and Jerry Long; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial Services for Mr. Andrew Dickey Long were held Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joe Paul Granberry officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are Johnny Shroyer, Gary McDonald, Troy Turner, Sam Wayne Leathers, Dean Cook, David Cook, Danny Culp, James Dunn, Grady Wakefield, Tommy Boles and honorable mention, Mr. John Caldwell. Condolences for Mr. Long may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ANNIE M. KING
Mrs. Annie M. King, age 87, entered into rest Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in Lovelady. Mrs. King was born September 30, 1922 in Elkhart, Texas to William M and Ola Price. She was a charter member of Southside Baptist Church in Conroe, Texas. Survivors include her loving daughter Barbara and her husband Ray Blair, of Lovelady; grandchildren Dr. Christopher Blair and his wife Heather, of Fla., Sidney Blair and wife Samantha, of Montgomery and Angela Robinson and husband Thom, of Montgomery; great-grandchildren, Justin Blair, Amanda Blair, Noah Blair and Morgan Blair; numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Preceded in death by her parents William and Ola Price; husband James T. King; son William “Bill” Beard; sister Doris Salinas; and brothers Albert and Glenn Price. Funeral Services for Mrs. Annie M. King will be held Monday, June 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in Metcalf Funeral Chapel. Metcalf Funeral Home

REVEREND CLETUS LOVELADY
Reverend Cletus Lovelady, age 77 of Crockett, formerly of Amarillo, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2010 in The Concierge Nursing Home in Houston. Reverend Lovelady was born March 9, 1933 in Weches, Texas to Otis Frances and Annie Mae Lovelady. He moved to Amarillo, Texas at 5 years old and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1951. Reverend Lovelady worked at the Haney grain elevator as he worked his way through Amarillo College. He then attended Howard Payne University, and was head yell leader and vice president of the “Jackets for Jesus”, a ministerial service organization. He was a member of student council and the Ministerial Alliance. He was chosen by his classmates for Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. He graduated from Howard Payne in 1955, then went on to attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. While in seminary, he pastored First Baptist Church of Dobbs Valley in Santo, Texas. Upon graduation, he became pastor of First Baptist Church, Allison, Texas. He then served as assistant pastor of Second Baptist Church in Amarillo. Later, he served as the Minister to Singles at Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo. He began working at the Pantex plant near Amarillo in 1965 and retired in 2002. Survivors include his one son Jeff Lovelady and wife Janet, of Houston; one daughter Jane Wilson and husband Charles, of Allen; six grandchildren Tanya and Alek Lovelady, and Jonathan, Abigail, Joshua and Joel Wilson; nieces and nephews LaWanna Graf, Dennis Cowan, Sandra Miller and Jerry Cowan all of Amarillo. Funeral Services for Reverend Cletus Lovelady were held Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with the Rev. Barbara Kent officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Howard Payne University, Office of University Advancement, P. O. Box 2369, Brownwood, Texas 76804. Condolences for Rev. Lovelady may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

GLENN FRANKLIN MCQUEEN
Mr. Glenn Franklin McQueen, age 46 of Grapeland, Passed away Friday, June 4, 2010 at the David E. Foster Hospice Unit at Palestine Regional Medical Center. Mr. McQueen was born February 18, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri to Frank McQueen and Nellie Agnes McQueen. Mr. McQueen had worked as a City Supervisor with the City of Grapeland for 17 years. He had been a member of the Grapeland Volunteer Fire Dept. and EMS for over 20 years. Mr. McQueen was Baptist. Survivors include his father Frank and Step-mother Mary McQueen, of Grapeland; wife Tanya Frisby McQueen, of Grapeland; daughters Courtney Stephenson and husband Bobby, of Alto and Meagan Cook, of Porter Springs; sons Ryan James and wife Becca, of Grapeland and Casey Barlow, of Fort Polk, La; step-children Samatha, Nicholas and Tabitha Wolfford; sister Nola Noble and husband Craig, of Wylie; five grandchildren: Kaylie and Lacey Stephenson and Brycelynn, Blake, and Bridgette James; and four step-grandchildren: Neomi, Alexis, and Renee Lopez and Matrick Wolfford. Preceded in death by his mother Agnes McQueen and his first wife Susan Musick McQueen. Funeral Services for Mr. Glenn Franklin McQueen, were held Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Bradley and the Rev. Tommy Hutton officiating. Interment followed in Parker Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roger Dickey, Lonnie Squires, Fred Reynolds, Darrell McDaniel, Ron Smith, Tom Wade, Dewitt McQueen, Vince McQueen, Bob Rounsavall, Kenny Peterson and Bruce Collins. Bailey&Foster Funeral Home

JAMES EDWARD “JIM” HAMPTON
Mr. James Edward “Jim” Hampton, age 68, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. A native of Blackwater, Ky., Mr. Hampton had been a resident of Vicksburg most of his life and was the son of the late John Henry Hampton and Laura Cheek Hampton. He served in the Navy. Mr. Hampton was president of Hampton Inc. and had recently been awarded the prestigious Lennox Lifetime Achievement award for 35 years of service to the heating and cooling industry. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. Mr. Hampton was a member of the American Legion Post 3, Loyal Order of the Moose, the Shiloh Hunting Club and First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife Susan Palmer Hampton, of Vicksburg, Miss.; one daughter, Angela Hampton Lang and her husband Calvin, of Inverness; son Ed Hampton and his wife Bobbie, of Vicksburg, Miss.; eight grandchildren Peyton Scott, Christian Hampton, Connor Lang, Hannah Hampton, Andrew Marshall, Brandon Marshall, Kristen Marshall and Jeremy Marshall; one great-grandson; a sister Wanda Vinson and her husband Jesse, of Birmingham, Ala.; brother Gene Hampton and his wife Lamyrle, of Crockett; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service for Mr. James Edward Hampton was held Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tim Brown, pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39180. Riles Funeral Home

EULA MAE PYLE
Mrs. Eula Mae Pyle, the last of four children of Thomas Henry Fannin and Jessie Elizabeth Ashworth, passed away on May 30, 2010. She was born in Pennington on August 28, 1912. She and her twin sister, Beulah Mae were the youngest. She had two brothers, Elmer Edward and Jessie Otis. Her parents and siblings all predeceased her. She married William Pyle of Crockett in l950. He also predeceased her. She left Crockett in 1943, moving to Houston and making a career of managing restaurants. She and Beulah purchased their own home prior to either of them marrying. She was living alone in this same home until she became unable to do so. She passed away peacefully at her niece’s home in Groveton where she had been since breaking a hip just over two years ago. Numerous nieces and nephews including her caregiver, Ivor Smith survive her. A step-daughter, Norma Brazzil, of Crockett and a sister-in-law, Lorine Fannin of Groveton also survive. Mrs. Eula Mae Pyle was laid to rest at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston on June 2, 2010. She and William had prearranged their services and purchased burial plots many years ago.

CLIFFORD T. ADAMS
Mr. Clifford T. Adams, age 87, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. Mr. Adams was born July 2, 1922 in Houston County, Texas and had lived most of his lifetime in Houston County. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. Mr. Adams was a member of the Lovelady Masonic Lodge #539, Livestock Producer and Soil Conservationist. He had served on Lovelady School Board, four Electrical Boards and the Beef Producer Board. He was a farmer and rancher and was affiliated with Weldon Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Shada Adams, of Lovelady; sister Florene Little, of Lovelady; brother Amos Adams, of Austonio; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives, including the Trapani Family. Preceded in death by his parents Wallace Howard Adams and Ella Jane (Maxey) Adams; brothers Leon Adams and Harmon Adams; and sister Nelda Salsbury Arceneaux. Funeral Services for Mr. Clifford T. Adams were held Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Weldon Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Trapani and the Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating. Interment followed in the Salem Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Weldon Baptist Church or Salem Cemetery Association, C/O Tonya Fulsom, Rt. 1 Box 175A, Lovelady, Tx. 75851. Condolences for Mr. Adams may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

FRANCES DOMINY EDGE
Mrs. Frances Dominy Edge, age 79 of Grapeland, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Elkhart Oaks Care Center. Mrs. Edge was born December 11, 1930 in Grapeland, Tx. to Clayton Dominy and Nannie Lou Brimberry. She was a housewife, loving mother, and grandmother. Mrs. Edge loved spending time with family and friends and was a member of Sunset Christian Church. Survivors include her son Victor Edge and wife Lisa, of Palestine; brother Larry Yates, of Grapeland; grandchildren Waylon Lejeune and wife Mary, of Sealy, Jason Lejeune and wife Melissa, of Pasadena, Johnathan Lovell, of San Antonio, Lindsey Lovell and Xemina Allison Edge, both of Palestine; eight great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law Harmon Edge, of Grapeland. Preceded in death by her parents Clayton Dominy and Nannie Lou Brimberry; husband of 60 years, Grady Edge, Jr.; daughter Judy Lynn Edge; and a brother Harold Dean Yates. Funeral Services for Mrs. Frances Dominy Edge were held Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Sunset Christian Church-Grapeland with Dr. Vance Drum officiating. Interment followed in Davis Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason Lejeune Jr., Joshua Lejeune, Ty Yates, Travis Yates, Guy Yates and Will Yates. To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com Bailey&Foster Funeral Home

BOBBY GLEN MINTER SR.
Mr. Bobby Glen Minter Sr., age 65 of Fort Worth, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Whether you knew his as brother, father, Grandpa Bob, Bebop, uncle or friend, through his extraordinary faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, He was a shining example of unconditional love to all who were blessed to know him. Survivors include his son Bobby and wife Joanna and their children, Taylor, Trevor and Tricia; son Reymundo; step-children Mike, Nelda and husband Lucio, Sandra and husband Ariel, Linda and husband Victor, Kristy and husband Armondo and Robin; 21 grandchildren; brother Billy Minter; sister Ester Due and husband Grady. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DARREN LEE RAGAN
Mr. Darrwn Lee Ragan, age 50 of Crockett. passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010 in Tyler. Mr. Ragan was born June 26, 1959 in Jefferson City, Missouri to Leroy and Dixie Ann Ragan. He served in the US Army, worked as an electrician, was a member of Kennard First Baptist Church and lived previously in Arnold, Missouri. Survivors include his wife Mary Jane Ragan, of Crockett; sons Darren Lee Ragan Jr,, of Crockett, Jason Ragan and Jonah Ragan, both of Mo.; daughters Shawna Lynn Cagle, Baytown, Destiny Danielle Sutton, all of Crockett, Jessica Moran, of Ill. and Jennifer Ragan, of Mo.; mother Dixie Ann Ragan; brothers Robert “Bob” Ragan, of N.C., Kevin Ragan, of San Antonio; sister Kimberly “Kim Woolf,” of Ind.; and 12 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father, Leroy Ragan; and step-son Michael “Mikey” Cagle. Memorial Services for Mr. Darren Ragan was held Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Kennard First Baptist Church with Jim Durham and Tony Moye officiating. Hilliard Funeral Home

SAMMY JOE MUSICK
Mr. Sammy Joe Musick, age 77 of Marshall, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Marshall. Mr. Musick was born January 22, 1933 in Houston County, to Charles Barton and Birdie Mae Hamb Musick. Mr. Musick was a superintendent for the City of Grapeland, and was a retired fireman/EMT. He was a member of De Berry Baptist Church in Panola County. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Dixie Musick; son Chuck Musick; sisters Alice June Seiley, Gunita Harrell, Willie Mae Hilyard; step-sisters Joyce Keen and Mirnie Roberson; step-brother Floyd Salmon; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Charles Barton and Birdie Mae Hamb Musick; two daughters Susan McQueen and Jana Freese; infant son Joe Vaughn Musick; brothers Charles Musick and Travis Wayne Musick; step-brother Cleon Salmon. Funeral Services for Mr. Sammy Joe Musick will be held Monday, June 14, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Grapeland, with Bro. David Bradley and Bro. Elton Musick officiating. Interment will follow in Parker Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lonnie Squires, Roger Dickie, Roger Freese, Shane Davenport, Kevin Maroney and Darrell McDaniel. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ryan James, Bobby Stephenson, Juan Martinez, Truman Cooper, Trevor Freese and Travis Freese. To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com

FAYE FOWLER
Mrs. Faye Fowler, age 85 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Fowler was born February 20, 1925 in the Pine Hill Community and had lived in Crockett for the past 47 years. She worked in retail sales for many years and was a past member of the Pythian Sisters and SPJST Lodge. Mrs. Fowler attended the Baptist Church. Survivors her husband Andy Fowler, of Crockett; sons Bobby L. Whitten, of Dallas, Steve Fowler and wife Sandra, of Willis and Drew Fowler, of Crockett; two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers Onie Holt, Jr and wife Mary, of Gladewater and Jimmy W. Holt, of Carthage; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services for Mrs. Faye Fowler were held Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in the Antioch Cemetery in Carthage. Pallbearers were Eugene Bowden, Robert Bowden, Sam Fowler Jr., Jimmy Pinnell, Michael Jones and Wayne Stewart. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fowler Family. Condolences for Mrs. Sims may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

FLOYD GEORGE MCKINNEY
Mr. Floyd George McKinney, age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 28, 2010, in Bedford. Mr. McKinney was born on July 1, 1925, in Emory to James and Agatha and was one of four children. He served in the Air Force for eight years during World War II and the Korean War, earning several medals. He was employed by Texas Power and Light as a community development manager. Mr. McKinney married Dotty on October 19, 1945. They had two children and were longtime residents of Euless. They were members of Bedford Road Church of Christ. Survivors include his children Diane and husband Chuck Guild, and Jim McKinney and wife Suzanne; brother Jim and wife Virginia; sister Mary-Margaret Brady and husband Ed; grandchildren Rob Guild, Justin McKinney, Russell Guild, Randy Guild and Courtney Rogers; two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents James and Agatha; and older brother C.E. McKinney. Funeral Services for Mr. Floyd George McKinney were held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Memorials or Donations may be made to Christ's Haven, P.O. Box 467, Keller, Texas 76244. Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home

LOIS “DOTTY” MCKINNEY
Mrs. Lois “Dotty” McKinney, age 84, joined George McKinney on Saturday, May 29, 2010, in Bedford. Mrs. McKinney was born June 20, 1925, in McAlester, Oklahoma, to Rufus and Beulah Rose Munn and was one of four children. She was retired from the Irving Independent School District. Mrs. McKinney and George were married on October 19, 1945. They had two children and were longtime residents of Euless. They were members of Bedford Road Church of Christ. Survivors include her children Diane and husband Chuck Guild and Jim McKinney and wife Suzanne; sister Eula Wilson; grandchildren Rob Guild, Justin McKinney, Russell Guild, Randy Guild and Courtney Rogers; two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents Rufus and Beulah Rose Munn; and sisters Mildred Walker and Ruth Mandeen. Funeral Services for Mrs. Lois “Dotty” McKinney were held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Memorial or donations may be made to Christ's Haven, P.O. Box 467, Keller, Texas 76244. Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home

LOIS MILDRED GREB KRESTA
Mrs. Lois Greb Kresta, age 81 of Crockett, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett. Mrs. Kresta was born on January 20, 1929 in Crockett and graduated from Crockett High School in 1946. After briefly working as a secretary in Centerville, Mrs. Kresta moved to Houston around 1950, finding a job at National Steel. She married Frank Kresta, originally from Moulton, near Shiner, Texas, on May 31, 1952. The couple lived in Houston 45 years, raising two children in Houston and seeing them both off to college. Mr. and Mrs. Kresta moved to Crockett in August 1997 to enjoy a well-earned retirement in the Piney Woods. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett. Survivors include her husband Frank Kresta, of Crockett; sister-in-law Mabel Greb, of Crockett; daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Kirk Kendrick, of Richmond; son and daughter-in-law Ronald and Andrea Kresta, of Lonnerstadt (near Nuremberg, Germany); grandson Jerod Kendrick and wife Angela; grandchildren Vicky and Eric Kresta; and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents Theodore William and Lemma Greb; brother and sister-in-law Leroy and Wilma Greb; brother and Kenneth Greb; and sister and brother-in-law Hazel and Harold Skinner. Funeral Services for Mrs. Lois Greb Kresta were held Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Crockett with the Rev. Steve Meadows officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett. In lieu of or in addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for Mrs. Kresta may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JAMES L. MILTON
Mr. James L. Milton, age 89 of Huntingburg, Indiana passed away at 4:07 a.m. Sunday, May 30, 2010 in the emergency room of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. Mr. Milton was born on December 20, 1920 in Huntingburg, Indiana to Daniel R. and Catherine (Krueger) Milton. He was united in marriage to Janice M. McClure on February 4, 1950 at the Methodist Church in Huntingburg. He was a retired furniture sales representative. Mr. Milton served in the Armed Guard of the U.S. Navy during WW II and was part of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. He was a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church, Y.M.I. Club, Huntingburg High School Class of 1939, American Legion Post #147; was a charter member of the V.F.W. Post #2366, actively serving on the Memorial Honor Detail and formerly served two terms as Post Commander in 1950 and 2000; was a tour guide at the Huntingburg League Stadium; and acted in the role as an umpire in the movie “A League of Their Own”. Survivors include his son Keith Milton, of Huntingburg, Ind. Preceded in death by his wife Janice M. Milton, passed away November 29, 2005; six brothers Charles, Walter, Ralph, Hilbert, Arthur, and Elmer Milton; and three sisters Mildred Andrews, Geneva Elshoff, and Frances Henderson. Funeral Services for Mr. James Milton were Wednesday, June 2, 2010 held at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with the Rev. Allen Phillips. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. The V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail will conduct Military Graveside rites. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Huntingburg United Methodist Church or The League Stadium Fund in care of the Huntingburg Foundation. Nass&Son Funeral Home

LENA BARTEL BABB
Mrs. Lena Bartel Babb, age 87 of Austonio, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at her home. Mrs. Babb was born December 7, 1922.

 

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