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Houston County Courier - Obituaries
For the Week of May 29, 2007 - June 5, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Mrs. Carlean Smith Conner, age 69 of Apple Springs, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2007 in Kennard. Mrs. Conner was born November 18, 1937 in Ratcliff to the late Syble (Fitts) and Earl Smith. Mrs. Conner was a beloved daughter, wife and mother. Mrs. Conner was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Robert (Bob) Conner, of Apple Springs; sons and daughters-in-law Bobbie and Donna Conner, of Lufkin and Bill and Belinda Conner, of Apple Springs; daughter and son-in-law Karen and David Vickers, of Crockett; grandchildren Billy Ray Conner and wife Deidre, Michael Conner and wife Krystal, Sarah Thompson and husband Nathanael (Chop), Duane Nevins, Ashley Conner and husband Dewayne Falvey, Bradley Conner and Cortney Conner; great-grandchildren Brantley, Morgan and Cadee Conner, Kaitlyn and Hannah Selman and Ashtyn and Ryland Reid; brothers and sisters-in-law E.C. and Becky Smith, of Flint, Jim and Nancy Smith, of Kennard, Joe and Diane Smith, of Apple Springs and Eddie and Carolyn Smith, of Diboll; sister and brother-in-law Ann and Bobby Brooks, of Diboll; sister-in-law Kathy Smith, of Chandler; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her parents Syble (Fitts) and Earl Smith; stepfather Earl C. Smith; sister Linda Kay Smith; and brother Nelson Smith.
Graveside Services for Mrs. Carlean Smith Conner were held Wednesday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the Conner Cemetery in Houston County with the Reverend Gerald Hollis and the Reverend Bill Bailey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, or to the Conner Cemetery Association.
Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home

On June 17, 1911, the 3rd of 12 children, Arlena was born to the late Arnold and Emmaline Ware of Lovelady. At an early age she joined Thankful Baptist Church. She attended the White Rock Community Schools.
In 1929 she married the late Cecil Berry with 2 children born to their union. She worked as a farmer and rancher most of her life.
Mrs. Berry passed away on May 10, 2007 at age 85, in the comfort of her home in Lovelady. A son also preceded her in death.
Survivors are: devoted daughter; Cecil Mae Berry of Lovelady, 2 sisters; Emmaleon Lane of Trinity, Ruthie Mae Anderson of Port Arthue, numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 12 noon, Thankful Baptist Church, Lovelady, Rev. Lander Terry, pastor and Rev. Harry Fred Scott, officiated.
Casketbearers were: Noel Berry, Arnold Anderson, Esau Anderson, Craig Anderson.
McClain-Clebourn Funeral Service

Mrs. Bettye Wilson, of Lovelady, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2007.
Survivors include her three sons Larry Hamilton, of Friendswood, Donald Hamilton, of Huntsville and Alfred Simmons, of Lovelady; three daughters Sheryl James, of Houston, Pamela Simmons, of Katy and Gwen Smith, of Lovelady; two brothers Deboise Mitchell, of Tennessee Colony and Norbert Mitchell, of Huntsville; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Bettye Wilson will be held Monday, May 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Grove Church Of Christ with Bro. Lovell Henry officiating. Interment will follow in the Cal Wooten Cemetery in Lovelady.
Williams & Sons Funeral Home

Mr. James Neal Sides, age 72, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007 in San Antonio. Mr. Sides was born July 14, 1934 in Weldon to James Edgar and Mary Shiflett Sides.
Mr. Sides began school in Weldon but moved to Angleton with his family for his father to begin work with Dow Chemical Company.
Mr. Sides was a 1954 graduate of Angleton High School and was involved in sports during his school years. After high school graduation, he served in the United States Air Force for four years.
Mr. Sides then moved to the Dallas area and worked for Western Electric for several years before beginning DFW Builders in the Lewisville area. Mr. Sides served as a member of the Plano City Council and Planning Commission for a number of years.
Mr. Sides was a member of the Masonic lodge in Garland for many years. Mr. Sides moved to San Antonio in the mid-1980's and made his home there until retirement when he and his wife, Andra became full-time RVr's.
Survivors include his wife Andra Fawcett; daughters Jamie Lynn Kuntz and husband David and Roxanne Sides, all of Austin; son Mike Sides, of Austin; stepsons Richard Fawcett and wife Aimee, of Dallas and Scott Fawcett, of Fla.; five grandchildren Christopher, James, Angelia, Amanda Sides and David Fawcett; two great-great-grandchildren; the mother of his children Patsy Graham Sides, of Austin; brother Curtis Sides and wife Lucille, of Angleton; sisters Georgia Sides Bailey and husband Leon, of Livingston, Bette Sides Sweeny, of Alvin and Nola Sides Matheny, of Houston; aunts Ella Mae Shiflett Tolbert, of League City and Naomi Shiflett Coulter, of Houston; uncle W.H. (Coonie) Shiflett and wife Betty, of Brenham; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Preceded in death by his parents James Edgar and Mary Shiflett Sides; and one sister Lorene Sides Wade.
A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association or to your favorite charity.

Mr. Charles (Charlie) William Wallace, age 71, was called to the Lord on Friday, May 5, 2007 in Crockett after a lengthy battle of respiratory illness. Mr. Wallace was born April 22, 1936 in Morrison, Tennessee to John and Sarah Wallace and moved to Texas at three months of age. On June 11, 1955 he married Melba Sanders in Houston. Mr. Wallace was retired as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Services after 29 years.
Survivors include his wife Melba, of Cypress; daughters Thresa Kovar and husband Johnny, of Columbus, Sheila Concilio and husband Mike, of Grapeland; four grandchildren to which he was known as Pawpaw; Cypress Michael Concilio, Justin Concilio, April Thornton and husband Brandon and Cody Kovar; one great-grandson William Gage Concilio; three sisters LouAnn Fridel (Lu-wee-gee), Faye Auippa (Sa-mam-a-lee), and Sandra Pennington (Sandy); one brother Murphy Wallace (Murf); 21 nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents John and Sarah Wallace; and three brothers Johnny, Dee and Ray Wallace. 










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