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PAYTON MCCONNELL
Mr. Payton McConnell, age 82 of Grapeland, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010 in the Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett. Mr.. McConnell was born October 16, 1928 in Pennington, Texas and had lived in Houston County all of his lifetime. Mr. McConnell was a barber and a member of the First Baptist Church in Pennington. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean Conflict along with his twin brother Paul who lost his life in that War. Survivors include many loving nieces and nephews including caregivers, Quinton and Mary Shaver and also his wonderful caretaker, Anna Duchette. Preceded in death by his father and mother Charles Henry and Minerva Jane McConnell; sisters and brothers Mary Alma Freeman, Tom McConnell, Kay McConnell, Pat McConnell, Ted McConnell, Blanche Avery, Opal McConnell and Susie Williams. Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. Payton McConnell were held Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Flat Prairie Cemetery with the Rev. Carroll Norsworthy officiating. Condolences for Mr. McConnell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

VIRGINIA ANN “TOODLE” HOWARD
Mrs. Virginia Ann “Toodle” Howard, age 68 of Crockett, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2010. Mrs. Howard was born on August 22, 1942 in Freeport, Texas to Arthur and Lucille Dowell. She attended school in Madison County and Houston County. Mrs. Howard had been a resident of Crockett for the past 25 years. She worked as a beautician and she also worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Ferguson Unit where she retired. Mrs. Howard loved her family very much and also her dogs. Survivors include her daughter Tracye Williams and husband Dennis, of Crockett; brother Shorty Dowell, of Crockett; sister Elsie Farris, of Midway; aunt Ella Mae Brown, of Burnet; three grandchildren Ashlee Williams, Wesley Williams, Jessica Williams; and one great grandchild Kashlyn McIver. Preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Lucille Dowell; and two sons Clayton Wayne Howard Jr. and Jason Miles Howard. A celebration of her life is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4 at the Madisonville Funeral Home Chapel. Visit our website at www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook for Mrs. Howard. Madisonville Funeral Home

LINDA MARIE CANNON
Mrs. Linda Marie Cannon, age 68 of Canton, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010 in Canton. Mrs. Cannon was born August 5, 1942 in Lewisville, Texas, to James Archie and Clella Viola Melton Currie. Mrs. Cannon was one of the founding members of Grace Family Church of Canton and presently a member of Christ Fellowship Church. She attended school in Irving and raised her family in Garland. She has lived in many states throughout the United States and settled in Canton in 1998 where she has lived ever since. Survivors include her husband Derl Thomas Cannon, of Canton; son Glen and Darlene Hess, of Longview; daughter Donna and Mike Burleson, of Garland; son David Hess, of Kilgore; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her Father James Archie Currie; Mother Clella Viola Melton; sister Linda Mae Foster; brother Charles Currie; sisters Ammye Dale Staton and Louise Bruce. Funeral Services for Mrs. Linda Marie Cannon were held Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Eubank Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Brown officiating. Interment followed in Beck's Chapel Cemetery, in Henderson Co., Texas. Pallbearers were Glen Hess, David Hess, Ryan Hess, Taylor Hess, Nick Burleson, George Shields and Mat Dipzinski. Visit www.eubankfh.com to sign the online guestbook. Eubank Funeral Home Inc.

JAMES RAY HORACE
Mr. James Ray Horace, age 64 of Groveton, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010. Mr. Horace was born September 17, 1946 in Pennington, Texas to James Ray Horace, Sr. and Mammie Lee Horace. Survivors include his loving wife, Emma Horace, of Groveton; children Chunner Brown, of Dallas, Gregory Horace, of Groveton, Cynthia Horace, of Willis, Kelvin Horace, of Dallas, Kevin Horace, of Groveton; brothers and sisters Lois and Lucky Horace, Earl and Shirley Horace, Elbert and Ruthie Horace, Glorthea and Elmer, Joyce Wilbert Kimble; seven grandchildren; and a special cousin and friend, Will Mitchell. Preceded in death by John Henry Horace, Johnnie Horace, James Horace, Jr., Inez Norman, and Gladys Wagner. Funeral Services for Mr. James Ray Horace were held Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cartwright Memorial Chapel in Groveton Funeral Home with the Rev. C.J. McFarland officiating. Interment followed in the Pennington Cemetery in Pennington. Please visit our website at www.grovetonfuneralhome.com and sign the guestbook. Groveton Funeral Home

RUBIE MAE HORACE
Mrs. Rubie Mae Horace, age 91, on Friday, November 6, 2010 she made her transition to her new life after a lengthy battle with alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Horace was born November 19, 1918 in Pennington, Texas to the late Joel and Rhoda Hodge Pennington. She was the 7th of 9 children born to that union. She attended school in Fodice School System. Mrs. Horace enjoyed quilting and gardening. These were the love of her life. Anything farming was another pleasure. On December 3, 1938, she was married to Raphel Horace. Survivors include her baby sister Mrs. Selestine Merchant; three sons Thomas, Donald and Mozell Horace; two daughters Faye Johnson and Juanita Kaszegi and husband Marty; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Raphel Horace; daughter Bertha Williams; father and mother Joel and Rhoda Hodge Pennington; four brothers Joe B., Aaron, Fred and Archie Pennington; two sisters Sarah Holly and Mary Ella Evans; an infant son Paul Richard and John Horace. Funeral Services for Mrs. Rubie Mae Horace were held Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Pennington with the Rev. Cornelisus Harbin and the Rev. L. Sowell officiating. Interment followed in Fodice Cemetery in Fodice. Active Pallbearers were James Bennett, Paul Horace, Jr., Earnest Pennington, Greg Johnson, William Pennington and Jeff Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers were Thomas Horace, Mozell Horace, Donald Horace and Darrell Goodwin. Emanuel Funeral Home

LEO “BOW” WILLIAMS JR.
Mr. Leo “Bow” Williams, Jr., age 67 of Latexo, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Williams was born December 20, 1942, in Covington, Kentucky, and had lived in Latexo for the past 15 years. Mr. Williams was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during the Vietnam Era. He was a retired machinist and member of Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Laura Gail Williams, of Latexo; three daughters Angela Ray Tucker, of Laurel, Miss., Laura Foreman and husband David, of The Woodlands and Rachel Hebert and husband Joseph, of Latexo; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters and one brother, Barbara, Mildred “Peaches”, Gail, Diana, John and Naomi; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his father Leo Glenn Williams, Sr. and mother Mildred Lorraine Williams. Funeral Services for Mr. Leo “Bow” Williams were held Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church with the Rev. Gene Kellum officiating. Military honors followed at the end of the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Texas Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 300630 Ste. 5214, Houston, TX 77230-0630. Condolences for Mr. Williams may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WANDA LEE EASLEY CHANCE
Mrs. Wanda Lee Chance, age 56 of Crockett, left this earth on the Wings of Angels, ending all pain and suffering Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in MD Anderson Hospital in Houston. Mrs. Chance was born March 4, 1954 in Crockett to Marvin Junior Easley and Elsie Evelyn Easley. Mrs. Chance will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her. Survivors include her father Marvin Junior Easley, of Crockett; husband Carl Chance, of Crockett; son Michael Chance and wife Crystal, of Crockett; daughter Crystall Jo Ann Chance, of Crockett; brothers William Dan Easley and wife Rita, Marvin Wayne Easley and wife Michelle and John Easley and wife Denise, all of Crockett; sister Judy Easley, of Crockett; grandchildren Michael Chance, II., Alexia Michele Chance, Aliyah Kadence Sherman, Da'Leighya Dashai Sherman, Alexis Jade Mathis, Glenn Alan Weiman and Tyler Alexander Weiman; and a host of other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her mother Elsie Evelyn Easley. Memorial Services for Mrs. Wanda Lee Easley Chance were held Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Percilla. Family Mortuary Services

QUINCY BENNETT
Mr. Quincy Bennett, age 84 of Dodge Center, Minnesota, passed away Sunday evening, November 7, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Bennett was born May 27, 1926 to Daniel and Viola (Odham) Bennett in Kennard Texas. He was united in marriage to Barbara Foster on June 21, 1959, at the United Methodist Church in Dodge Center. They made their home in Dodge Center. He grew up in East Texas. Mr. Bennett enlisted in the Navy in 1943, and served in the South Pacific. He worked on the railroad and did Pipeline Construction for 44 years throughout many states. After retiring from the pipeline, he worked for McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Company delivering trucks to other states, including Alaska. Mr. Bennett was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and held different offices in the lodge. He greatly enjoyed his granddaughters, family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother-in-law. He would always lend a helping hand whenever possible and always had a big smile and was very polite. Mr. Bennett was a person of many trades. Last year he was chosen to go on the Honor Flight for Vets to Washington D.C. He truly enjoyed the trip. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Blessed be his memory. Survivors include his wife Barbara Bennett, of Dodge Center, Minn.; son Terry (Lynn), of Bagley, Minn.; two granddaughters Rachel and Michelle Bennett, both of Bagley, Minn.; two brothers Donald (Billie Jo) Bennett, of Latexo and Bill Bennett, of Crockett; one sister Annie Bell Watson, of Latexo; four nephews and nieces; and sister-in-law Oma Bennett, of Huntsville. Preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Viola (Odham) Bennett; four brothers John D., J.V., James and Efton; and one sister Loretta. Funeral Services for Mr. Quincy Bennett will be held Friday, November 12, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, 20 - 1st Street NE, Dodge Center, MN with Reverend David Westlake officiating. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery in Wasioja, MN. www.czaplewskifuneralhomes..com Czaplewski Family Funeral Home

GENEVIEVE TARWATER SMITH
Mrs. Genevieve Tarwater Smith, age 83, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010. Mrs. Smith was born on June 28, 1927 in Helmic, Trinity County, Texas to George Dewey and Effie Tarwater. Baptized as a Christian during her early years at Austonio Baptist Church. She graduated from Crockett High School in 1944 and enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps while attending Jeff Davis Nursing School at University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She became a Registered Nurse at 19 years old. She met Russell M. Smith while working in Houston. They married and moved to Seattle, WA where they resided and had their 2 daughters. They moved back to Crockett in 1968 permanently. Mrs. Smith worked at Crockett Medical Surgical Hospital and Grapeland Hospital. She was Director of Nurses at Leisure Lodge, Texas Youth Commission, where she was extremely dedicated to working with the youth. She finished her career as a Registered Nurse at the Texas Department of Corrections, East Ham Unit. She retired to care for her husband. Mrs. Smith enjoyed traveling and seeing sights all over the United States and Canada. She loved fishing, bird watching and nature. She was an avid sewer and loved reading. She loved cooking and enjoyed sharing meals with family and friends. In her later years her main interest was following the lives and careers of her 5 grandchildren, whom she loved unconditionally. She will be remembered by many as having a kind heart, helping others with whom she worked throughout the years, with gifts of food, money and by offering a listening ear and through encouraging others to continue their education toward their career paths. Survivors include her daughters Cindy Smith Morgan and husband Richard, of Spring and Cam Smith Gorsky and husband Bob, of Plano; grandchildren Michael Russell Gorsky, Sarah Elizabeth Gorsky, Airman Richard Ryan Morgan, United States Navy, Taylor Leigh Morgan and Hayley Camilla Morgan; sisters Natha Lee Lovell, of Crockett, Dewey Alene Williams, of Beaumont; nieces Janice and Byron Warren, Kay and John Bayne, Joel Clyde Lovell, Glenda and Bryan Worthy, Justin and Tish Williams; along with various great-nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents George Dewey and Effie Tarwater; along with her husband of 42 years, Russell M. Smith. Funeral Services for Mrs. Genevieve Smith were held Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Levon Spath officiating. Interment followed at Bennett Cemetery in Apple Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Lung Association and American Cancer Society. Condolences for Mrs. Smith may be left online obituaries www.callaway.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DR. ROBERT EDWIN NOBLE
Dr. Robert Edwin Noble, age 75 of Crockett, formerly of Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. He was born April 30, 1935 in Jefferson County, Mississippi and had moved to Crockett two years ago. Dr. Noble was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the 31st Infantry Division in 1958. He received a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Wildlife Management from L S U and a PhD from Michigan State. Dr. Noble was a professor at LSU for 28 years in Forestry and Wildlife Management until his retirement. Dr. Noble was awarded membership in Xi Sigma Pi and Sigma Xi and received the National Amoco Foundation Award for “Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching.” In 2009, he was inducted into Forestry Wildlife and Fisheries Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Noble traveled extensively, spent seven summers in Alaska studying everything from the effects of harvesting virgin timber on bird populations, to Dall sheep in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge, and reindeer near the Chukchi Sea. Survivors include his wife, Allene Noble, of Baker, La.; daughter Dr. Stephanie Shroyer and husband Johnny, of Porter Springs; grandson Robert Paul Shroyer, of Porter Springs; sisters Delia Ann Guedon and husband Emile and Mary Ed Guedon and husband Arch, all of Church Hill, Miss.; brother Erne Maddux Noble and wife Lucy, of Baton Rouge, La.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Robert and Edwina Noble. Funeral Services for Dr. Robert Edwin Noble will be held Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Church Hill Methodist Church in Church Hill, Mississippi. Interment will follow in the Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery in Church Hill, Mississippi. Condolences for Dr. Noble may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JAMES EDWARD “JIM” BUTLER
Mr. James Edward "Jim" Butler was born on November 4, 1941. He grew up in Dickinson, Texas where he attended school and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1960. From there he went on to earn a B.A. from Southwestern University, a Masters from University of Wisconsin and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston. Mr. Butler had a life-long love of learning and later in life completed his United Methodist Church Theological Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During his life, He worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia and University of Houston. He had his own law practice in Dickinson for many years where he was involved in the community. The career that was closest to his heart, however, were the years he spent serving as a United Methodist Pastor at Shepherd United Methodist Church in Shepherd, Texas and Grace United Methodist Church and West End United Methodist Church in Texas City. Mr. Butler grew up attending the First United Methodist Church in Dickinson and returned there after his retirement from the ministry. He was a member of the Texas United Methodist Annual Conference where he was ordained in 1993 and selected as Local Pastor of the Year. Throughout his life, Jim was very involved in the community of Dickinson, particularly in activities which benefited the youth of the community. He served as Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 696, was a founder of the Dickinson Bay Area Soccer Club, member of the Dickinson I.S.D. Board of Trustees for 9 years, and the College of the Mainland Board for 18 years. In addition, Jim served as President of the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed serving in the Rotary Club of Dickinson where he also filled terms as President and as District Governor 5910. During his years in Rotary, he was also honored as a Paul Harris Fellow and selected for the Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Linda Butler; son Tom Butler and wife Gina; daughter Helenanne Tritico and husband Philip; grandchildren Kristen and Ian Bosner, James and Wesley Breaux, Madimae Butler, and Aubrey and Anthony Tritico; mother-in-law Verna Mae Driskell; brothers-and-sisters-in-law John and Karla Driskell, and Thomas and Jeannie Driskell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. As the son of a widowed mother, He also wanted to remember all of the members and ministers of the First United Methodist Church in Dickinson who helped guide him through life. Some have preceded him in death and others are still living. He requested that everyone who was touched by his life take time to read 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13 in his memory. Preceded in death by his parents George and Adeline Butler; father-in-law Jasper Driskell; and numerous aunts, uncles, and Cousins. Memorial Services for Mr. James Edward “Jim” Butler was held Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Dickinson, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's memory to the First United Methodist Church of Dickinson, Dickinson I.S.D. Educational Fund, M.I. Lewis, or Rotary International. Crowder Funeral Home

OSCAR GILBERT
Mr. Oscar Gilbert, age 83 of Belott, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Gilbert was born April 6, 1927 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Crockett all of his lifetime. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during World War II. Mr. Gilbert was retired painter and carpenter. He was a member of the New Energy Church. Survivors include his wife Evelyn Gilbert, of Belott; children June Young and Bernie Woolley, of Dyer, Tennessee, Judy Elliott, of Temple, Janet Perkins and husband Dennis, of Temple, David Young and wife Janet, of Deer Park and Michael Young and wife Molly, of Pearland; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Boyce Gilbert and wife Billie, of Belott; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his father Oscar Gilbert; mother Rosie Gilbert; nine brothers and sisters. Funeral Services for Mr. Oscar Gilbert were held Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Richard Lewis, the Rev. Winston Coones and the Rev. Richard Gillet officiating. Interment followed in the New Energy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society. Condolences for Mr. Gilbert may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ALTON DUPREE SLOUGH
Mr. Alton Dupree Slough, age 89 of Tyler, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010 at his residence in Tyler. Mr. Slough was born June 12, 1921 in Oplin, Texas to Barney and Virgie McIntyre Slough. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Grapeland. He was retired from Armco Steel. Mr. Slough served in the US Army Air Corp during WWII. Survivors include his wife Narris Ivey Albea Slough, of Tyler; step-daughters Brenda Ballew and husband James and Dena Albea, all of Houston; step-son Terry Albea and wife Dina, of Tyler; sister Sue Juricek; two brothers Melvin Slough and Fred Slough; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents Barney and Virgie McIntyre Slough; and three brothers Gene Slough, Marvin Slough, and Ted Slough. Funeral Services for Alton Dupree Slough were held Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Bailey & Foster Chapel, in Grapeland with the Rev. David Bradley officiating. To view online, leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com Bailey&Foster Funeral Home

BETTY JANE SHIPP SANDERS
Mrs. Betty Jane Shipp Sanders, age 88, passed away in her home on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Mrs. Sanders was born to Mack M. and Nan Hail Shipp on August 31, 1922, in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Sanders lived, was educated, and married in Crockett, Texas. Her ancestors, Jonas J. Hail(e), was an early settler of Houston County. Her home and property are located on a position of a Mexican land grant in 1834 to said ancestors in the Jonas J. Haile Survey A-40. Mr. Hail(e) later served in the fight for the independence of Texas at the Battle of San Jacinto. Mrs. Sanders was a resident of Houston, Texas, for 20 years, where she worked as an accountant for several large firms and also assisted in the management of two high-rise apartment residences in River Oaks. She retired to Crockett in 1979 to care for her father and to manage the new Pine Tree Manor, a retirement community located in Crockett, for 25 years. Mrs. Sanders was a life-long Episcopalian and was most recently a member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Crockett, Texas. Survivors include her daughter Bettye Mac Sanders Bryant and husband Jerry, of LaFayette, Ala.; niece Nancy Scuddy Waggoner and husband Duke, of Palestine. Preceded in death by her husband Dupree Sanders of Sweetwater in 1961; son Charles Patrick Sanders in 2007; and sister Evelyn Moore Scuddy of Beaumont. Funeral Services for Mrs. Betty Jane Shipp Sanders were held Monday, November 1, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John G. Chase officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. An All Saints’ Episcopal Day Celebration and Memorial services was conducted at 6:30 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church located at 1301 East Houston Avenue, Crockett. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any remembrances may be made to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 103, Crockett Texas 75835 or an organization of their choice. Condolences for Mrs. Sanders may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ROBERT LARRY PATTON
Mr. Robert Larry Patton, age 62 of Houston, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2010 in the Ben Taub Hospital in Houston. Mr. Patton was born June 15, 1948 in Crockett, Texas and was a resident of Houston since 1963. Mr. Patton was self employed having worked in the construction business. He enjoyed wood working and welding. Survivors include his wife Julie Ann Patton, of Houston; sons Robert Anthony Patton, of Navasota and Cayce Lee Patton, of Houston; brothers Elmer Douglas Patton, of Galveston, Billy Jack Patton and wife Sue, of Huffman; sister Bridgett Patton Cochran and husband Daniel, of Talihina, Okla. Preceded in death by his parents Robert and Lois Patton; son Pryce Lee Patton; half-brother Rayford Lee Patton; and brother Jerry Lee Patton. Funeral Services for Mr. Robert Larry Patton were held Monday, November 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with William Wesson, Jesse Ray Patton and Helen Gilley Brinson officiating. Interment followed in the Conner Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Patton may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DEE ALLEN
Mr. Dee Allen, age 76 of Grapeland, passed away Monday, October 25, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Allen was born June 11, 1934 in Latexo, Texas and had lived in Grapeland for the past 5 years. Mr. Allen was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired auto mechanic. Survivors include his son Russell Allen and girlfriend Debbie, of Mesquite; niece Patsy Schmidt; nephew Joey Schmidt; lifelong friend Nellie Currie, of Latexo. Preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Allen; and parents Carl and Ethel Allen. Funeral Services for Mr. Dee Allen were held Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Marcus Alexander officiating. Interment followed in the New Energy Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Allen may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CYNTHIA RUIZ TORREZ
Mrs. Cynthia Ruiz Torrez, age 48 of Austin, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Torrez was born January 30, 1962 in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Torrez was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her parents Santos and Angie Ruiz, of Manor; daughters Gina Torrez Cardenas and husband Fernando, of Crockett and Amy Salazar, of Austin; sons Joe Louis Salazar, Jr. and Samson Ray Chavez and wife Lori, all of Austin; Special Friend Adam B. Carr, of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren Briana Nicole, Fernando Jr. and Isabella Cardenas, all of Crockett, Armando Jr., Ramon and Anna Salazar, Jazmine, Gilbert, Samson Jr. and Chloe Chavez, all of Austin and Heath Anthony Webb, of Crockett; brothers Santos Ruiz, Jr., of Manor and Miguel Ruiz, of Austin; sister Yolanda Ruiz Fabian and husband Larry, of Hutto; many nieces, nephews, aunts uncles cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Torrez in 2006. Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Cynthia Ruiz Torrez were held Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Santos Ruiz, Jr. officiating. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home RALPH KREGER Mr. Ralph Kreger, age 75 of Pennington, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Kreger was born June 28, 1935 in Houston, Texas and had lived in Pennington for the past 5 years. Mr. Kreger was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in the Korean Conflict. He had worked as a maintenance technician for a chemical plant and was the past Fire Chief for the Liverpool Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include his wife Erline Kreger, of Pennington; sons Albert Kreger, Steven Kreger and wife Sunny, Donald Kreger, all of Pennington, and James Kreger and wife Carolyn, of Deer Park; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother Bobby Kreger and wife Delores, of Lumberton; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Albert and Doris Kreger; brother Eugene Kreger; sister Bonnie Chambers; and grandson Brandon Kreger. Funeral Services for Mr. Ralph Kreger were held Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Jerry Vinyeard officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P.O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Kreger may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

RENA DYCHES
Mrs. Rena Dyches, age 93 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2010 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. Mrs. Dyches was born March 26, 1917, in Houston County, Texas. She married K. P. Dyches on February 29, 1936. To this union they loved and raised eight children and two grandchildren. She had worked as a nurse’s aid, medication aid, cafeteria worker and child care provider. After retiring, she enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and quilting. She went to be with the Lord with her family by her side. Survivors include her children Roy Dyches and wife Kathleen, of Latexo, James Dyches and wife Regina, of Crockett, Shirley Stowe and husband Mark, of Zavalla, Janice Anderson and husband Dennis, of Nacogdoches, Terri Hutcherson and husband Jimmy, of Crockett and Jerry Dyches, of Latexo; special grandchildren Kathy Bradley, of Crockett and Sharon Hamilton and husband Roy, of Austonio; sister Joy Galla and husband Vick, of Bellaire; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband K. P. Dyches; and daughters Dorothy Beard and Barbara Richey. Funeral Services for Mrs. Rena Dyches were held Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Steve Meadows and the Rev. Dennis Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westside Baptist Church. Condolences for Mrs. Dyches may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BOBBY LANE
Mr. Bobby Lane, age 66 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Lane was born February 19, 1944 in Crockett, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in Crockett. Mr. Lane was retired having worked as a plant manager for the State of Texas and was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Crockett. Survivors include his wife Vicki Reno Lane, of Crockett; sons Robert Lane, and Michael Lane and wife Jo, all of Crockett; grandchildren Jordan Paige Lane and Randi Ray Lane, of Crockett; sister Joyce Marie Lane, of Crockett; special friends Earl Beard and Dewayne Ferguson, both of Crockett. Preceded in death by his parents George and Ethel Lane. Funeral Services for Mr. Bobby Lane were held Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment followed in the McCarter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Houston County Animal Shelter c/o Houston County Veterinary Hospital, 2105 North Fourth Street, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Lane may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DOROTHY MARIE KUNZ BOWDOIN
Mrs. Dorothy Marie Kunz Bowdoin, age 78 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. Mrs. Bowdoin was born March 15, 1932 in Schulenburg, Texas and had been living in Crockett for the past 2 ½ years. Mrs. Bowdoin was a member of the Woodlands Baptist Church in Splendora and she attended the Georgia Camp Baptist Church. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Wayne Bowdoin, of Crockett; children Ernest Bowdoin, of Splendora, Joann Estes and husband Glen, of Point Blank and Diane Henderson and husband Keith, of Splendora; grandchildren Melissa Hall and husband Jon, of La. and Kaitlyn Henderson, of Splendora; great-grandchildren Alexis Paige Hall and Jon Jeremy Hall, Jr.; adopted-daughter Stephanie Edwards, of Crockett; adopted-granddaughter Megan Jeffreys, of Crockett; sisters-in-law Ruth Kunz, of Schulenburg and Rachel Sanders and husband Gary, of Grapeland; nephews Darren Kunz, of Schulenburg and James Kunz, of Columbus. Preceded in death by her parents Edmond and Annie Kunz; brothers Arthur Kunz and wife Marselene and Herman Kunz. Funeral Services for Mrs. Dorothy Marie Kunz Bowdoin were held Friday, November 5, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Rex Harrell officiating. Interment followed in the Porter Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia Camp Baptist Church. Condolences for Mrs. Bowdoin may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BILLY MILLICAN
Mr. Billy Millican, age 75 of Huntsville, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in Huntsville. Mr. Millican was born May 4, 1935 in Crockett, Texas and was a resident of Huntsville for the past 30 years. Mr. Millican was a member of the Masonic Lodge #147 in Plantersville and was retired having worked as a supervisor of tool assembly for Baker Oil Tool Company with 38 years of service. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include his children Linda Smith and husband Melvin, of Grapeland, Norma Fuson and husband Gary, of New Waverly, Billy Jeffery Millican, of Ga., James Rains and wife Ginger, of Huntsville, Calvin Millican and wife Tammy, of Crockett, Melinda Woolley and husband Bubba, of Lovelady, Travis Treece and wife Nora, of Willis and Shirlena Cagle and husband Greg, of Huntsville; grandchildren Laurie, Melissa, Jason, Julie, Billy, Marcus, Jamie Gail, Joshua, C. J., Danny, Ketrina, Tasha and Chandra; great-grandchildren Ashton, Isabella, Keaira, Kirstyn, John and Bentlee; brother-in-law Jimmy Vondra and wife Pat, of Crystal Beach; sisters-in-law Mary Ann Lightsey and Jean Davenport, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his wife Doris Millican; mother Ella Mae Satterwhite; father Jonas Millican; brothers Glen Millican, Melvin Millican, Bobby Millican and Charles Millican. Funeral Services for Mr. Billy Millican were held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Archie Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Center Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P.O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Millican may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home James Lee Grimes Mr. James Lee Grimes, age 70 of Etoile, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Etoile. Mr. Grimes was born May 17, 1940. Mr. Grimes is the brother of Lamerle Hampton of Crockett. Funeral Services for Mr. James Lee Grimes, were held Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf, Sunset Chapel with Bro. Dale Jackson of Shirley Creek Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed at Salem Cemetery in Etoile, Texas. Condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com. Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors

 

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