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East Texas News - Obituaries
Houston County Courier - March 8, 2009 - March 22, 2009

Mrs. Alpha Omega Brumley Brown, age 95, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009 at Elkhart Oaks Care Center in Elkhart. Mrs. Brown was born on October 20, 1913 to John Wesley Brumley and Neddie Owena Dickey Brumley in the New Hope Community. She married Henry Carlton Brown in Houston County on August 15, 1932. During her life Mrs. Brown was blessed with three sons, J.C. Brown, Charles Brown and Donald Brown; a daughter, Nancy Brown and a step-son, Jimmy Nebron Brown.
Survivors include her son Donald Brown; daughter Nancy Brown; grandchildren Terry Brown and wife Angie, of Houston, Tim Brown and wife Teena, of Ft. Worth, Bethany Brown Myrda and husband Dave, of Maryland, Stacy Brown, of Iowa, Alicia Brown Burton and husband Jeremy, of Grapeland, Ashlie Young, of La. and Wesley Young, of Dallas; seven great-grandchildren Alexis Brown, Jennifer Brown, Deacon Myrda, Ethan Myrda, Brittney Brown, Aliyah Brown Burton, and Liannah Brown Burton.
Preceded in death by her parents John Wesley Brumley and Neddie Owena Dickey Brumley; husband Henry Carlton Brown; step-son Jimmy Nebron Brown; sons J.C. Brown and Charles Brown; one grandson Stanley Brown; and two her brothers John Olan Brumley and Leonard Carlton Brumley. 
Funeral Services for Mrs. Alpha Omega Brumley Brown will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Mr. Davy Hopson officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Shaw, Calvin Bennett, Jerry Burton, Tim Brown and Terry Brown. 
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Alpha Brown Memorial Fund at Grapeland State Bank to benefit a local female senior.
Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

Mr. Ronnie Cook, age 55 of Porter Springs, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2009 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. He was born January 3, 1954 in Houston County, Texas and had lived most of his lifetime in Porter Springs. Mr. Cook was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a great father to his three daughters and a great friend to many.
Mr. Cook enjoyed riding four wheelers and getting as muddy as possible, but enjoyed fishing even more. He always was a kidder and a story teller. Mr. Cook enjoyed making people laugh. It is hard to say goodbye to someone the whole community knew and loved, but he will never be forgotten, he will always be remembered as their "little buddy" who would give you the shirt off his back.
Survivors include three daughters Jennifer Ann Cook, of Crockett, Heather Jean Cook and son-in-law Neil Allen Turner, of Lovelady, Marlena Opal Cook, of Livingston; two sisters Brenda Mae Harris, of Dallas, Delois Almond and husband Otis, of Lufkin; one brother Danny Ross Cook and wife Mary, of Lufkin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; special friends Danny Hughes, Troy McCanless, Russell Hill and Richie Hester.
Preceded in death by his parents Martin A. and Mary Cook.
Funeral Services for Mr. Ronnie Cook were held Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Porter Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Standley officiating. Military Graveside Service followed in the Porter Springs Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation, 5005 Mitchelldale Suite 115, Houston, Texas 77092-7230.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home  

Sgt. Napoleon Langrum, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009. Sgt. Napoleon Langrum was born in Crockett, Texas, in the picturesque East Texas pineywoods of Houston County March 13, 1921. He was the son of the late Elias C. Langrum and Almedia Carr Langrum. He was the third child and only surviving sibling.  Sgt. Langrum had one brother, E. C. Langrum and one sister Doris Langrum Johnson. 
After moving to Houston, Texas, he married Esponolia Moten Burnett in 1966. Sgt. Langrum leaves a loving wife who would have celebrated 43 years of marriage this year. With their union he had seven step children: Doris Brooks Ross (William deceased) of Missouri City, McArthur Burnett (Sandra) of Houston, Melvin Lee Burnett of Houston, Annie Rountree (David) of Houston and three step children that preceded him in death Larry Ray Burnett, Lewis Burnett (Delois) and James Anthony Burnett.
Sgt. Langrum accepted Jesus Christ and was reared in a Christian home. He was a member of the Greater Morning Star Baptist Church.
Sgt. Langrum attended schools in Crockett, Texas and Porter Springs community.  He graduated from Williams High in Porter Springs and later attended Mary Allen College in Crockett, Texas. He left Mary Allen College to serve his country in the United States Army. He retired from the Army after 20 years of active duty.
He was a man who exemplified love and kindness toward others, Sgt. Langrum would share his resources with those in need. He always had a beaming smile on his face. He socialized in many community activities and he had a passion for games that would stimulate his mind and intellect. He had a high regard for education and success.
Sgt. Langrum leaves to cherish his memories: nieces, Almeda Maria Johnson McNeal (Ulysses) of Kissimmee, Florida, of Humble, Nancy Givens of Austin, JoeRuth George of Dallas, and nephews Otha Lee Randolph (Toshiko) of Okinawa, Japan, Pastor Barcus Adams of Aurora, Colorado, Edgar Williams (Dorothy) of Dallas; a host of great nieces and nephews, step grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
Sergeant Napoleon Langrum (Retired) 713-659-7618 Services Saturday, March 14, 2009 Location: Greater Morning Star Baptist Church 4308 Rosemont Houston, Texas 77051 (713) 733-1201 (713) 733-0226 Time 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Viewing of the Body 2:00 p.m.  - Funeral Service Monday, March 16, 2009
Military Interment Service Morning (TBA) Houston National Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive Houston, Texas 77038. 281.447.8686
McCoy and Harrison
Funeral Home

Miss Sue Elaine Mangum, age 88 of Bellaire, passed away Friday, February 13, 2009, in her home in Bellaire, Texas. Miss Mangum was born in Ratcliff, Texas in 1921 to Allie Murray Mangum and Walter L. Mangum. Miss Mangum lived in Grapeland and Crockett, Texas, graduating from Crockett High School in 1938. She moved to Houston in the early 1940’s and lived in Houston and Bellaire until her death.  She worked for numerous oil companies, retiring in 1986 from Phillips Petroleum Co.
Survivors include her nephew James J. Kennedy, III, M.D., and wife Nancy, of Phoenix, Ariz.; two great-nieces Tara E. Kennedy, of Phoenix and Kristin K. Herndon, of San Diego; three great-nephews Nicholas Gager and Brenden Kennedy, of Phoenix, Ariz. and Matthew Herndon, of San Diego; cousins Drs. Joseph and Susan Darsey, of Houston and New Mexico, Ann Tobeck, of Houston; and many other family and friends, especially her Tri Kappa Group; special friend Camile Boyd.
Preceded in death by her parents Allie Murray Mangum and Walter L. Mangum; sister Sibyl Mangum Kennedy.
Graveside Services for Miss Sue Elaine Mangum will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Grapeland City Cemetery, in Grapeland with the Rev. Bill Denham officiating. 
Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

Mrs. Tracey Lee Winzer, age 46 of Crockett, formerly of Bacliff, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Winzer was born November 9, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas and had been living in Crockett for the past year, previously living in Bacliff. She was an animal lover and she especially loved dogs and horses. Mrs. Winzer was a housewife she enjoyed the outdoors and fishing and was of the Catholic faith. 
Survivors include her husband Walter Winzer, of Crockett; sister Debbie Fant, of Friendswood; brother John Zinker and wife Joni, of Bastrop; host of friends and relatives.
Preceded in death by her parents William and Marilyn Zinker.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Tracey Lee Winzer were held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. 
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

Mr. Warren Jacobs, age 60 of Brazoria, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, losing the battle against cancer. Mr. Jacobs was born May 2, 1948 in Velasco, Texas, he grew up and lived most of his life in the Brazoria area. His schools included Brazoria, Columbia High School, Wharton Junior College and Dow Chemical Technical School. Mr. Jacobs served his country honorably in the National Guard where he received his Parachute Badge and was honored as an expert rifleman and sharpshooter. He retired from Dow Chemical Company in 2004, and traveled with his wife photographing the West. His hobbies included working on hot rods, drag races, NASCAR, competition shooting, participation in Western re-enactment’s as a Texas Ranger, nature photography, and RV travel. He loved spending time and adventuring with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Paula Dishongh Jacobs, of Brazoria; father Charlsie Wingfield Jacobs, of Georgetown; daughter Shelly Jacobs Phelps and husband Shawn, and their children- Jessica, Hailey and Emily, all of Mississippi; son Kevin Jacobs and wife Stephanie, and their children – Star, Brie-Anna, Stephen and Matthew, of Brazosport; brother Roger Jacobs and wife Vickie, of Van; brothers Michael, of Georgetown, Stephen, of Georgetown, Jimmy and wife Melanie, of Georgetown, Johnny and wife Cynthia, of Ft. Worth; sister Melinda Terbay and husband Tim, of Georgetown;  sister-in-laws Sharron Dishongh and Melani McCullough, both of N.M.; brother-in-law Mac Dishongh and wife Barbara, of Brazoria; mother-in-law Vera Dishongh;  loving family pet and companion Missy Ann Jacobs; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by his son Stephen Wayne Jacobs; mother Eileen Gay Taylor Jacobs; niece Michelle Jacobs; grandparents Harry and Dora Taylor and Louie and Lola Mae Jacobs.
Memorial Services for Mr. Warren Jacobs was held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Brazoria with Pastor Greg Oberg officiating. 
Graveside Services was at 4:00 p.m. in Georgetown at the IOOF Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roger, Michael, Stephen, Jimmy, Johnny, Kevin Jacobs, Shawn Phelps and Gary Gatton. 
Honorary Pallbearers was his father Charlsie Wingfield Jacobs, uncle Windle Taylor; and grandchildren Jessica, Hailey and Emily Phelps; Brie-Anna, Star, Stephen and Matthew Jacobs.
Send online condolences to www.dixonfuneralhome.com
Dixon Funeral Home

Mr. Wayne Ervin Pyle, age 98 of Houston, formerly of Weches, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2009 in Marble Falls. Mr. Pyle was born October 16, 1920 in Weches to Thomas Jasper and Rosa Matilda Shaw Pyle. He lived most of his life in Houston and was a Pipefitter. Mr. Pyle was a member of the Pipefitter’s Local #211 for 59 years and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law Annette and Ted Watson, Travis Peak and Donnie Sue Taylor, of Houston; sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Nita Pyle, of Houston and Ronnie and Ann Pyle, of Pearland; eight grandchildren Larry Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Michael Wagisbach, Rhonda Degen, Joseph Pyle, Sonda Frament, Gerald Pyle and Benjamin Pyle; five great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Maxine Rogers Pyle; two infant children; three brothers; and five sisters.
Funeral Services for Mr. Wayne Ervin Pyle were held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Weches Baptist Church with Mr. Earl Porter officiating. Interment followed in the Weches Cemetery.
O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home

Mrs. Zella Christina May Lewis Pinnell Townsend, age 98 of Crockett, formerly of Richmond, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. Mrs. Townsend was born August 25, 1910 in Shattuck, Oklahoma and had lived in Crockett for the past 10 years, previously living in Richmond. She was retired having worked as a nurse and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond.
Survivors include her son George E. Pinnell, Sr. and wife Edna, of Crockett; daughter-in-law Virginia Pinnell, of New Braunfels; grandchildren George E. Pinnell, Jr., Paul Pinnell and wife Mary, James E. Pinnell and wife Mel, all of Crockett, Paula Horst, of Euless, David Pinnell and wife Peggy, of Richmond, Penny Farish and husband Ron, of Midland and Patty Evans and husband Steve, of Magnolia; 13 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; brother James Lewis and wife Laura, of House Springs, Mo.; sister Junita Bouse, of Leasburg, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husbands H.E. Pinnell and Russell Townsend; son Howard E. Pinnell; brother Harold Lewis; sisters Algie Vella, Golden McKee, Bessie Turner and Viola Jensen; and parents, Roy E. Lewis and Viola L. Lewis.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Zella Christina May Lewis Pinnell Townsend were held Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Richmond with the Rev. John Lockhart and the Rev. Steve Evans officiating.  Interment followed in the Morton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church-Richmond, 502 S. 5th Street, Richmond, Texas 77469 or Charity of Choice.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home


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