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WINNIE FERRELL MELSON
Mrs. Winnie Ferrell Melson, age 78 of Grapeland, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Melson was born December 24, 1934 in Percilla and lived most of her life in Grapeland. Mrs. Melson was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and lifelong member of the Percilla First United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and a quilter who opened her home and heart to all, and was known to donate handmade custom quilts to schools, veteran groups, and once had an annual Quilt Show in Grapeland. Mrs. Melson and her husband Cecil owned and operated Winnie's Kitchen Restaurant in Grapeland during the late '70's, and in 1991 she opened The Attic Window Quilt Shop. Survivors include her children Jackie Melson and wife Pam, of Grapeland, Diane Haws and husband Henry, of Percilla, and Jeff Melson, of Grapeland; grandchildren Joe, Kim, Danielle, Lori, Randy, Choyce, Lesley, Brandy, Vanessa, Magan, and Justin; numerous great-grandchildren, all of her nieces and nephews that always held a special place in her heart; and leaves behind her little dog Kelsey, parrot Sam, and all of her white doves, including Snowflake. Preceded in death by her husband Cecil Junior "Butch" Melson; second husband Wesley Leamons; brother Carmon Ferrell; sister Maxine Callaway; and nephews Charles Robinson and James Callaway. Funeral Services for Mrs. Winnie Ferrell Melson were held Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Percilla with the Rev. Larry Dunn officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery in Percilla. Condolences for Mrs. Melson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WILLIAM "BILLY" PAUL MAY JR.
Mr. William "Billy" Paul May, Jr., age 75 of Hagerville, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at his residence. He was born April 10, 1938 in Houston and had lived in Houston County most of his lifetime. Mr. May was a veteran of the National Guard. He was retired having worked in the oil field industry. Survivors include his daughter Neatis Diane Montgomery, of Moore; grandchildren Zachary Reed, of Crockett and Rainey Montgomery, of Moore; stepchildren William Rushing, Roger Rushing, Anita McKithern, all of Kennard and Sheila Bennett, of Crockett; brothers Eddie May and wife Lori, of Crockett and Roy May and wife Susan, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Paul, Sr. and Neatis (Starling) May. Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. William "Billy" Paul May, Jr. were held Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Corinth Cemetery with the Rev. Clarence Kennedy officiating. Condolences for Mr. May may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WAYMAN EUGENE "GENE" SIMS
Mr. Wayman Eugene "Gene" Sims, age 75, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Mr. Sims was born June 12, 1938 in Latexo, Texas to Sherman Sims and Elizabeth Shavers Sims. Mr. Sims was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. He was also a devoted member of the Huffman Masonic Lodge, #1428 Houston Scottish Rite. Mr. Sims was a resident of the Houston area and was employed by Cameron Ironworks for several years. Survivors include his daughter Tina Barclay and husband Paul Randall Barclay; grandchildren Amy Ann Marie Barclay, Brittany Nicole Barclay, Russell Wayne Barclay, Rachel Rayne Barclay, Lisha Joy Ellis and Jonathan Wayne Sims; great-grandchildren Destin Joy Thomas, Landen Mitchell Thomas, and Jackson Ryan Ellis; sister Betty Shanks and husband Elbert Shanks; brother Don Sims. Preceded death by his parents Sherman Sims and Elizabeth Shavers Sims; son Jeffery Wayne Sims; brother Thomas Sims; and sister-in-law: Gerda Sims. Memorial Services for Mr. Wayman Eugene "Gene" Sims were held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 1428, 2305 Yokum, Huffman, Texas 77336. Cox Funeral Home

VIOLA F. DREW ARNETT
Mrs. Viola F. Drew Arnett, age 90 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2013 in the Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett. Mrs. Arnett was born October 15, 1922 in Blum, Texas and was a 35 year resident of Crockett. Mrs. Arnett was a housewife and enjoyed gardening. She was a member of the Grace Street Church of Christ. Survivors include her children Carl Drew and wife Glenna, of Bedford, Anita Carrico and husband John, of Wylie, Karen Porter and husband Johnny, of Austin and Sharon Craig, of Katy; grandchildren Gary Middleton and wife Cindy, of League City, Shannan Henning and husband Ralph, of Mauriceville, C. J. Drew IV, of Austin, Steve Stover and wife Missy, of Keller and Mike Stover and wife April, of Saginaw; 12 step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Linda Whalen, of California; brother Larry Waller, of California; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents Calvin E. and Ionia F. Waller; husbands Carl J. Drew, Jr., Jesse W. Arnett, Jr.; step-son Jerry Arnett; sisters Minnie Lou Waller, Willie Mae Waller, Amy Lee Baker, Belle Baker; brothers Homer D. Waller, Calvin Fred Waller and Claude Waller. Funeral Services for Mrs. Viola F. Drew Arnett were held Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Gary Taylor and Mr. Rick Kelley officiating. Interment followed in the Ivie Cemetery. Condolences for Mrs. Arnett may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

TOM BOMER
Mr. Tom Bomer, age 87 of Latexo, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. Mr. Bomer was born January 29, 1926 in Palestine and retired to Latexo in 1994. Mr. Bomer was a veteran of the United States Navy. He had owned and operated Bomer Roof and Bomer Automobile Sales. Survivors include his wife Frances Bomer, of Latexo; sons Kevin Stuart Bomer and Sherry Tatum, of Spring, Thomas Alvin Bomer, Jr. and Barry Lee Bomer, both of Houston; step-daughter Danelle Palmer, of Houston; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters Shirley Hinson, of Silsbee, Marie Haulk, of Houston; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services for Mr. Tom Bomer were held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Cody Craig officiating. Interment followed in the Latexo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Latexo Cemetery Association, 5540 County Road 1830, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Bomer may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ABBIE FRIZZELL SR.
Mr. Abbie Frizzell, Sr. age 84, went to be with his Lord and savior on Monday, May 6, 2013 surrounded by loving friends and family. Mr. Frizzell was born June 10, 1928 in Kennard, Texas to Tom and Kathleen Frizzell. Mr. Frizzell was a WWII veteran and retired from the City of Huntsville. The only thing he loved better than going to garage sales was having one of his own. He could visit and joke with people all day. He was also proud of his garden. God has a funny, teasing, smiling new angel up in heaven. He has gone to a better place. Mr. Frizzell will be greatly missed. Survivors include his loving companion of over sixty years, Jo Ann; son W. J. Frizzell, of Spring; daughters Susan Retzlaff and husband Wolf, of Huntsville and Joy Mc Cracken, of Houston; grandchildren Joey Frizzell, Kristen Frizzell, Tiffany Poole and husband Evan, Shay Retzlaff, and C. J. Frizzell; great-grand-children Joseph William and Gabrielle Jennifer; one brother Mack Frizzell and wife Barbara, of Willis; one sister JoAnn Jannise, of Spring; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Tom and Kathleen Frizzell; son Abbie, Jr.; four brothers; and two sisters. As per Mr. Abbie Frizzell, Sr. wishes he will be cremated. The family will hold a private ceremony in celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be mailed to the Falba Cemetery Association c/o Carolyn McMillian 24 Woodland Hills Dr. Huntsville, TX 77320. Condolences for Mr. Frizzell may be left at online obituaries www.brookefuneralservices.com. Brooke Funeral Services

ALGE ROSS JAMES JR.
Mr. Alge Ross James, Jr., age 93 of Crockett, left us to be with his Lord on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Mr. James was born February 16, 1920 at Hillendahl Station, Texas to Alge Ross James, Sr., and Eva Josephine (Spinks) James. On June 7, 1941, he married Berniece Christine Vanderburg at Crosstimbers Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Mr. James loved gardening, woodwork, and making memories with his family. Together, Ross and Berniece loved and were devoted to each other for 70+ years. Raymond Summy and Ross enjoyed a special bond and adopted each other as grandson and grandfather. Mr. James grew up in Houston and attended Stonewall Jackson Jr. High. He served in the army during World War II. He worked at Cook Heat Treating Co. for 41 years and then at Thornhill Craver for 5 more years. After He retired, he and Berniece moved to Goodrich, Texas, and later to Crockett. In 1955, He became a Free Mason as a member of the Anson Jones Masonic Lodge where he studied and became a Master Mason. He was also a Worthy Patron of the Magnolia Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a founding member of the Torchlight Community Church in Crockett where he spent many days working with the staff and children at the school. Survivors include his children Faye Irene (Jim) Cannon, Joseph Carl (Shirley) James, and Bradley Ray (Diane) James; grandchildren James Cannon, Jr., Delinda Cannon, Christy Yeats, Bradley James, and Matthew James; great-grandchildren Michelle Ferrell, Jamie Cannon, Mandy Ferrell, Brittney Knoop, Lacy Gray, Kylee Shed, Sean James, Cyerra James, Marissa James; one great-great granddaughter, Zoey Melder; along with several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife his parents Alge Ross James, Sr. and Eva Josephine (Spinks) James; sisters Bessie Novella (Owen) Owens, Ethel Irene (John) Buchanan and Edith Fannie (Johnnie) McFarlan. Funeral Services for Mr. Alge Ross James, Jr. were held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Brookside Funeral Home in Houston. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be sent to the School of Torchlight Community Church, 400 S 10th St. Crockett, Texas, 75835. Brookside Funeral Home

ALTHA TAYLOR
Mrs. Altha Taylor, age 81 of Longview, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 in the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. Mrs. Taylor was born October 29, 1931 in Houston County and had been living in Longview, previously living in Weches. Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters Doris Rex and husband Ronald, of Plantersville, Jean Forgus and husband Richard, of Union Grove, Becky Hendrix and husband Terry, of Hallsville, Rose Lee and husband Billy, of White Oak, Donna Wolboldt and husband Ted, of Longview; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brothers Leonard Bennett and wife Virgie, Glenn Bennett and wife Sarah, J. C. Bennett and wife Bobbie Lee Gordon Bennett and wife Betty; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Zachary C. Taylor, Jr.; parents Marion Pinkney and Avie Riller (Sides) Bennett; and brother Lloyd Bennett. Funeral Services for Mrs. Altha Taylor were held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Georgia Camp Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery. Condolences for Mrs. Taylor may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ANDREW "RED" "WREN" FRANKLIN ALLISON
Mr. Andrew "Red" "Wren" Franklin Allison, age 84 of Ratcliff, Texas passed away Friday May 3, 2013 at his home. Mr. Allison was born July 20, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the son of Albert Ray and Lydia Christine Allison and was the 3rd of 5 brothers born to this union. His family moved to Texas when he was 8 years old. He attended Jeff Davis High School in Houston. He married Catherine Elizabeth Harper on May 18, 1947. Mr. Allison worked for the Houston National Gas Company for 15 years. He retired and moved to Ratcliff, Texas in 1973. He worked for the Texas Department of Corrections for 20 years where he reached the rank of Assistant Warden serving over the prison store. Mr. Allison received the nickname "Red" from his family and the nickname "Wren" from his wife's family. This was often confusing to others if both families got together. Mr. Allison was a member of the Kennard First Baptist Church. He served as a Sunday school teacher over the Class of Neimiah for 39 years. He worked with the youth on Wednesday nights. He loved his church and loved to be in church. Mr. Allison stayed long after church services cleaning up and locking doors. Mr. Allison also served on the Water Board for the Ratcliff Water System. He loved to hunt, fish and loved spending time with his family and he spent hours each week calling and checking on family members across the USA. Survivors include his wife of almost 66 years, Catherine Elizabeth Harper Allison, of Ratcliff; daughters Edna Christine Allison Vrana Thomas and husband Perry, of Royce City and Andrea Kathleen Allison Hill and husband Ronald Dean, of Kennard; son Michael Keith Allison and wife Barbara, of Crockett; grandchildren Audra Hill, Tess Tusberg, Elizabeth Richards, Rebecca Parker, Danny Vrana, John Vrana, Matthew Allison, Rachel Groves, Shandi Stephens, Caitlin Cook, Donna Green, Michael Jackson and Brooke Jackson; great-grandchildren Alisha, Cody, Joshua, Sabrina, Rachel, Christopher, Brandie, Marissa, Justin, Shelby, Jaysie, Miller, Chloe, Callie, Gunner, Christian, Macy, Grady and Matti; great-great-grandchild is Michael; brothers James "Jimmy" Allison and wife Wanda, of Plain Community and Paul E. Allison and wife Jo Ann, of The Woodlands; good friend of 70 years, Charles and wife Inge Hunter, of San Antonio; numerous nieces, nephews, church family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Albert Ray and Lydia Allison; daughter Sondra Kay Allison; grandson Ronald Clinton Hill; son-in-law Louis Vrana; brothers Raymond Keith Allison and Albert Ray Allison Jr. Funeral Services for Mr. Andrew "Red" "Wren" Franklin Allison were held Monday, May 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kennard First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Durham officiating. Interment followed in the Conner Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joshua Hill, Randall Parker, Chad Groves, John Vrana, Danny Vrana, Matthew Allison, Doug Cook and Bobby Stephens. Honorary Pallbearers were Chris Lucas, Jeff Myers, Herman Myers, A. J. Tusberg, Jason Richards, Brent Stephens and Justin Allison. Kennard First Baptist Church Nehemiah Men's Sunday School class: Pete Taylor, Carl Watts, Roger Jones, Luby Squires, Sonny Benskin and Hollis Wright. Kennard First Baptist Youth Department: Austin Soules, Billy Mayes, J. T. Goyens and Ryan Hamlin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kennard First Baptist Church. Condolences for Mr. Allison may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ANITA JOAN CONNALLY
Mrs. Anita Joan Connally, age 81 of Silsbee, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Mrs. Connally was born on October 4, 1931, in Groveton, to Mamie Myers McClain and Otha McClain. Mrs. Connally was a retired Indigent Healthcare Director for Hardin County. Survivors include her sons J. P. Connally and wife Angie, of Silsbee, Jerry Connally and wife Sheila, of Port Neches and Jack Connally and wife Dana, of Silsbee; grandchildren Clare Connally, of Austin, Trey Connally and wife Chelsie, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cory Connally and wife Kristi, of Austin, Travis Connally, of Silsbee and Chad Connally, of Pensacola, Florida; great-grandchildren Kylie and Khloe Connally, of Austin and Raegan Connally, of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers Bob McClain and wife Dot, of Deweyville and Larry McClain, of Crockett; sister-in-law Opal McClain, of Ratcliff; and numerous nieces, nephews, many close friends, and neighbors. Preceded in death by her parents Otha Cclain and Mamie Myers McClain; husband Jack Connally; brothers Charles McClain, Otho McClain and Jerry McClain; and sister Billie McMullen. Funeral Services for Mrs. Anita Joan Connally were held Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Broussard's Mortuary. Interment followed at 2:30 p.m. in Antioch Cemetery, in Ratcliff. Condolences for Mrs. Connally may be left at online obituaries www.broussardsmortuary.com. Broussard's Mortuary

ANN GOOLSBY SHROYER
Mrs. Ann Goolsby Shroyer, age 49 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mrs. Shroyer was born March 6, 1964 in Crockett and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime. She was a past member of the Pilot Club and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett serving in many roles but was most fond of her Jr. High Sunday School class. Mrs. Shroyer had worked as a family consultant with the Burke Center in the Early Childhood Development Program for 25 years working with children from birth to 3 years of age. She graduated from Latexo High School in 1982 and attended Sam Houston State University where she earned a Masters Degree in Education. She enjoyed traveling and the outdoors with her family and friends. She particularly enjoyed several trips to Idaho and South Dakota and was most fond of the New Years spent with family and friends in Paint Rock, Texas. Mrs. Shroyer was a faithful, dedicated wife to John for 25 years and a loving mother to Rebecca and Rachel. She impacted the lives of many children and youth through her profession, involvement at Church and helping friends and family in need. Survivors include her husband John Shroyer, Jr., of Crockett; daughters Rebecca Merlene Shroyer, of Nacogdoches and Rachel Christine Shroyer, of Crockett; brothers and sisters Judy Morgan and husband Bill, John Danner and wife Sammy, all of Crockett, David Goolsby and wife Linda, Linda Horton and Mike Goolsby and wife Connie, all of Latexo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents Wilson and Fran Goolsby. Funeral Services for Mrs. Ann Goolsby Shroyer were held Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with the Rev. Keeney Dickenson officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Shroyer may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ARVADA ALLIE BRIMBERRY
Mrs. Arvada Allie Brimberry, age 89 of Grapeland, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 to her heavenly home in the comfort of her residence. Mrs. Brimberry was born May 4, 1924 in Hart County, Kentucky to Ruel Lambert Overfelt and Eunice E. Figgett Overfelt. Mrs. Brimberry was a member of the Sunset Christian Church and a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star, Grapeland. She worked in the insurance billing for Dr. E.P. Ramsey. Survivors include her daughter Brenda Fountain, of Grapeland; son Wm. Gregory Atwell, of Katy; sons Mike Brimberry, Ronnie Brimberry; daughter Vada Brimberry; brother D.L. Overfelt, of Gallatin, Tennessee; sister Imogene Routh, of Indianapolis, Indiana; 13 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents Ruel Lambert Overfelt and Eunice E. Figgett Overfelt; husband Bennie F. Brimberry; sons Lanny R. Atwell and Samuel Atwell. Funeral Services for Mrs. Arvada Allie Brimberry will be held Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Christian Church with Dr. Vance Drum officiating. Graveside Services will follow in Davis Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Pence, Mike Newell, Clint McRae, Alan Kepley, Mike Brimberry and Jason Brimberry. To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com. Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

INFANT AXTON LYSANDER VARIEUR
Infant Axton Lysander Varieur, age 22 days old, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Humble. Infant Axton was born March 25, 2013 in Kingwood, Texas to Bobby Michael Varieur and Taylor Leigh Cloud. Survivors include his parents dad Bobby Michael Varieur and mom Taylor Leigh Cloud, both of Lovelady; grandmother Lori Cloud, of Lovelady; grandfather Harry Krause and wife Teresa, of College Station; great-grandparents Linda Cloud, of Papillion, Nebraska James Cloud, of Wahoo, Nebraska and Delma Krause, of Bryan; aunts and uncles Kim Krause, of Houston, Christopher Krause, Matthew Krause and Michael Krause, all of College Station; great-uncle Jimmy Cloud, of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandparents Roger and Teresa Varieur, of Lovelady; great-grandparents Mike and Brenda Driver, of Humble, Jo Anne and Wayne Sanders, of Laurel Hill, Florida and Roger and Bonnie Varieur, of Conroe; great-great-grandparents Garrett Lynn Bitner, of Austonio, Herb and Nancy Driver, of Conroe, Tom Phillips, of Dallas; uncles Kevin Varieur and Billy Varieur, both of Lovelady. Funeral Services for Infant Axton Lysander Varieur were held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in the Lovelady Gym in Lovelady with pastors Rick Kelly and Charles Thompson officiating. Interment followed in Creek Cemetery in Austonio. Condolences for Infant Axton Lysander Varieur may be left at online obituaries www.brookefuneralservice.com. Brooke Funeral Home

BARBARA JO HARRIS
Mrs. Barbara Jo Harris, age 72 of Crockett, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013 in the Whitehall Nursing Center. Mrs. Harris was born November 6, 1940 in Riverside, California and was a resident of Crockett. Mrs. Harris was a housewife. Survivors include her brother David Ray Maxwell; nieces Theresa Kelley, Chris Hamilton; brothers-in-law Happ Harris, Ray Harris; cousins Susan Davidson and Laura Walther. Preceded in death by her husband Melvin Harris; daughter Terri Lynn Harris; father Curtie Joe King; and sister Carol Ann Roberts. Interment for Mrs. Barbara Jo Harris was held Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in the Fields Store Cemetery in Montgomery County. Condolences for Mrs. Harris may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BERNICE LAVON (SIPPY) VADEN LIVELY
Mrs. Bernice Lavon (Sippy) Vaden Lively, age 85 of Crockett, passed away, May 23, 2013 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. Mrs. Lively was born June 15, 1927 in Coryell County, Texas. Mrs. Lively, better known as Sippy to her family, grew up in Coryell County and on Vaden Hill at the end of Farm Road 1280 in Houston County surrounded by a large and loving family. She graduated high school from Austonio ISD in 1945. The loves in her life were studying the Bible, her grandchildren, gardening, fishing, and puzzles. She loved nothing better than getting together with her family, and family gatherings were memorable for their lively discussions, good food, and lots of laughter. She loved her children and loved sharing family stories with her nieces and nephews. One of her nephews said it best when he wrote, "Today we lost my Aunt Sippy, the last of her generation and a great and beautiful lady, you are home now with all your loved ones. Bless you and rest in peace." Survivors include her sister-in-law Mary Lee Vaden, of Ash Community; children Marvin James, Jr. and wife Georgia, of Snook, Tommy James and wife Linda, Linda McCelvey and husband Kenneth, Donny James and wife Edith, all of Lovelady; grandchildren Avery Bruce James, of Massachusetts, Theresa James Goolsby, of Grapeland, Christopher James, of Austin, Marvin James, of Arkansas, Georgette James Dobbins, of Austin, Tammy James Barnes, of Snook, Kim Goodrum Smith, of Lufkin, Michael James, of Lovelady, David Hollis James, of California, Jo Beth McCelvey Martinez, of Cypress and Leslie McCelvey Gilchrist, of Lovelady; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husbands Marvin Bruce James, Sr., Tom McConnell, Joe Lively; son David Paul James; grandchildren Leigh Ann McCelvey, John Kenneth McCelvey, Melissa Kay James; great-grandchildren David James, Melissa Stanley; parents Joe and Fannie Alford Vaden; brothers Joe Wilson (Bunk) Vaden, Max Tarleton (Buddy) Vaden, William Franklin (Bigun) Vaden, Leroy (Dink) Vaden, Tommie Latham Vaden, Herman (Bruz) Vaden, W.T. Vaden, Willard Wayne (Sonny) Vaden; sister Edith Vaden Brown; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Mrs. Bernice Lavon (Sippy) Vaden Lively were held Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Casey Stafford officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Conner Cemetery Association, 3615 Lawson Parkway, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965 or Creek Cemetery Association, 485 Briargrove, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Lively may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BERNICE STUBBS
Mrs. Bernice Stubbs, age 99 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett. Mrs. Stubbs was born February 5, 1914 in Porter Springs and had lived all of her lifetime in the area. Mrs. Stubbs was a housewife and a member of the Ash Church of Christ. Survivors include her brother Floyd Brewton and wife Marvis, of Crockett; sister-in-law Odessa Brewton, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Dick Stubbs; brothers and sisters Waymon Brewton, Wilma Cook, Mary Oliver, Sybil Reynolds, J. T. Brewton and Oneal Brewton. Funeral Services for Mrs. Bernice Stubbs were held Friday, June 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Rick Kelley officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery. Condolences for Mrs. Stubbs may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BERTHA J. "NANNY" DAWSON
Mrs. Bertha J. "Nanny" Dawson, age 92 of Crockett, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Dawson was born January 15, 1921 in Portales, New Mexico and had lived in Crockett for the past 7 years. Mrs. Dawson was a housewife and a member of the Lakewood Baptist Church. Survivors include her children Jerry Arnold and wife Bonnie, of Crockett, Patricia Gunnels and husband James, of Centerville, Johnny Lynn Arnold and wife Sue, of LaPorte and Harold Don Arnold and wife Nia, of Dallas; 25 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Johnnie F. Arnold; husband Ralph Dawson; daughter Joyce Miller; three brothers; and three sisters. Funeral Services for Mrs. Bertha J. "Nanny" Dawson were held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Gunnels and the Rev. Jim Bob Gunnels officiating. Graveside Funeral Services were held Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Restland Cemetery in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Disaster Fund. Condolences for Mrs. Dawson may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BETTY LOU WIEDERHOLD SANDERS
Mrs. Betty Lou Wiederhold Sanders, age 83 of Nashville, Tennessee and Georgetown, Texas, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013 in Round Rock, Texas. Mrs. Sanders was born December 30, 1929 in Houston, Texas. As a child she moved to Humble where she graduated from Humble High School. A stunning beauty, on March 21, 1953 she married the love of her life Howard Karl Sanders of Crockett, Texas. The dashing young officer swept her away to travel the world in their Air Force career. She became the epitome of the professional Air Force officer's wife. While on active duty, she moved 22 times, including assignments in Germany, Libya, Panama, and Morocco, and an unaccompanied tour for her in San Antonio during his absence in the Vietnam War. During those adventuresome years, she raised two "rock solid" daughters and was always ready for the next PCS (permanent change of station). In 1977, she and her love transitioned to civilian life, finally settling in Nashville. While Howard built a second career, she built a second life. Active in Brentwood United Methodist Church and the Robert I. Moore Sunday School Class, she built many friendships. Her participation as a founder in the Gabriela Mistrals brought her a circle of friends whom she dearly loved. Her easygoing style and outgoing personality meant she never met a stranger and was personally interested in everyone she met. She was known throughout the Nashville area for always sending a greeting card and her wonderful chocolate cakes which she loved to bake and deliver. Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Howard Sanders; daughter Karla Vining (Joe), of Round Rock; daughter Teri Kline (Russ), of Brentwood, Tennessee; granddaughters Brooke (Kris) Vining Shuman and Sarah Kline; grandson Joel Kline; and great-grandsons Austin and Tyler Shuman; brother Curtis Wiederhold, of Katy; sister-in-law Ann Wiederhold, of Trinity; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Dee and Betty; parents-in-law Louise and Vernon Sanders; brother Clif Wiederhold; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dorothy and Buford Watkins; and sister-in-law Martha Wiederhold. Graveside Service for Mrs. Betty Lou Wiederhold Sanders will be held Friday, May 31, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in Crockett. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Brentwood United Methodist Church, with Bishop Robert Spain officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Robert I. Moore Sunday School Class at Brentwood United Methodist Church. Condolences for Mrs. Sanders may be left at online obituaries www.beckchapels.com. Beck Funeral Home

BILL SCHULMAN
Mr. Bill Schulman, age 86 of Latexo passed away Thursday May 2, 2013 under the care of Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan Texas. Mr. Schulman was born August 3, 1926 in Houston. He was 6 weeks old when his family moved to Bryan Texas in 1926, where he lived, worked and raised his family. He and wife Christine relocated and are residents of Latexo since 1987. Mr. Schulman was a veteran of the United States Army First Calvary Division having served in the Pacific conflict during World War II. He attended Texas A&M College and was in the class of 1948. Mr. Schulman was a member of the Bryans Lions Club and a proud supporter of Texas A&M University. He was the owner and operator of Schulman Theatres, Inc., During retirement he and his wife own and operate the Ritz Theatre in Crockett. He continued the tradition of hosting an annual Canned Food Christmas Show that supports needy families which was started by his father Morris Schulman in Bryan in 1929. Survivors include his wife Christine Schulman, of Latexo; sons Morris Schulman and wife Melissa, of Bryan, Mark Schulman and wife Nancy, of Waco and Craig Schulman and wife Cheryl, of Bryan; grandchildren Jackie Schulman, Jacob Schulman and wife Cristina, Lauren Schulman Thorne and husband Tim, Nathan Schulman, Joshua Schulman, Morris Schulman, Jr., Alex Schulman, Clayton Schulman, Regan Schulman, Emily Schulman and Caroline Schulman; great-grandchildren Brendan Thorne, Griffin Thorne, Kyleigh Schulman and Elly Thorne; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Morris and Edna Schulman; and brother Al Schulman. Funeral Services for Mr. Bill Schulman will be held Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Camp officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BOBBY NEIL BOWMAN SR.
Mr. Bobby Neil Bowman Sr., age 77 of Lufkin, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Lufkin Hospital after a brief illness with pneumonia. Mr. Bowman was born in Anderson County on June 3, 1936. Bowman, owner of Bob Bowman & Associates, Inc., a Lufkin-based public relations agency which served clients throughout the U.S., was also one of Texas' leading historians and a long-time community leader in Lufkin and East Texas. He and his wife Doris were the authors of more than 45 books about East Texas. He served as a member of the Texas Historical Commission, president of the East Texas Historical Association, and as a member of the Texas Sesquicenntenial Commission in 1986 and as a member of the Texas Capital Centennial Commission in 1988. Mr. Bowman and his wife Doris were also the only husband and wife to serve as chairs of the Texas Council for the Humanities. Bowman's books won numerous awards, including an award by the Texas Historical Commision in 1976 for "Land of the Little Angel" as the best history book published in Texas that year. His books also won two "Book of the Year" awards by the East Texas Historical Association. He also wrote a weekly history column for about 80 East Texas newspapers. Bowman's books spanned all aspects of East Texas, including community and county histories, folklore, travel, restaurants and country cafes, East Texas expressions and idioms, hangings and lynchings, home remedies, East Texas rivers, the Alamo, ghost towns, historic murders, biographies, business histories, the Indians of East Texas, and a series of books on "The Bests of East Texas." In Lufkin, He served as a member of the Lufkin City Council for 15 years, as chairman of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, as a member and chair of the Board of Trustees for Angelina College, as chairman of the Angelina and Neches River Authority, chairman of the Angelina County Historical Commission, secretary for the Deep East Texas Development Association, the Pineywoods Economic Partnership, and the Texas Forest Industries Council. He also served as director of Red River Radio in Shreveport, La., the Chamber of Commerce in Tyler and the East Texas Chamber of Commerce in Longview. He served as chairman of Lufkin's Centennial Commission in 1982, received the Ralph W. Steen East Texan of the Year by the Deep East Texas Council of Goverments in 1982, and was one of the founders of the Southern Hushpuppy Cookoffs in Lufkin. He was also one of the founders of the Pineywoods Foundation of Lufkin, which serves East Texas with charitable contributions. He served as secretary and administrative trustee of the Foundation since its creation in l982. Mr. Bowman also organized the Ottis Lock Endowment for the East Texas Historical Association and served as its chair until 2008. He and his wife also personally funded a number of historical endowments, including the Best of East Texas Award, given annually to East Texas historians since 2006, and funded a series of annual books on East Texas history by other authors. Bowman was the oldest son in the family of Elvis Weldon and Annie Mae Bowman of Diboll, graduated from Diboll High School in 1954 and from Tyler Junior College in 1956. In 1986, he was chosen as Alumnus of the Year at TJC. Mr. Bowman's professional career included service in the newspaper field, the forest products industry, and the oil and gas industry. He worked for the Diboll Free Press, the Tyler Courier-Times Telegraph, the Lufkin Daily News, and the Houston Chronicle before joining Southland Paper Mills, Inc., in 1966 as its first public relations manager. He also worked for St. Regis Paper Company at Lufkin before joining Delta Drilling Company of Tyler in 1982 as public relations manager before returning to Lufkin in 1985 to found his own company with his wife Doris. Survivors include his wife Doris; two sons Neil, of Pearland and Jimmy, of Lufkin; daughter-in-law Ginny, of Pearland; two grandsons Scott and Matthew, of Pearland; sister Dicy Cunningham, of Dallas; two brothers Larry, of Diboll and Billy, of Montgomery. A Memorial Service for Mr. Bobby Neil Bowman Sr. will be held at Calvary Baptist Church Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Bob Bowman Journalism Scholarship at Angelina College, PO Box 1768, Lufkin, TX 75902-1768. Condolences for Mr. Bowman may be left at online obituaries www.gipsonfuneralhome.com. Gipson Funeral Home

CARL D. TAYLOR
Mr. Carl D. Taylor, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2013 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Taylor was born in the community of Creek, Texas. He could fix and do anything. Mr. Taylor is a member of Providence Baptist Church in Ballard County where he lived for 27 years and then moved to Paducah and lived another 27 years in the same home. He was a member of the Local Millwright's Local # 1080 and served in the U.S. Army for 4 years during the Korean War. He will be missed by lots of family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Carolyn Taylor; one son Mike Taylor and wife Donna, of Kevil, Kentucky; one daughter Cindy Headrick and husband R.L. of Reidland; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers Kenneth Taylor, of Conroe, Cecil Taylor, of Austonio, Troy Taylor, of Houston and Joe Taylor, of Austonio. Preceded in death by his one son Terry Dean Taylor; one brother Zachary Clay Taylor Jr.; and his parents Zachary Clay and Mabel Taylor. Funeral Services for Mr. Carl D. Taylor were held Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Don Pippin officiating. Interment followed in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Morrow Funeral Chapel

CHARLES LYNN "BUGGER" REID
Mr. Charles Lynn "Bugger" Reid, age 54 of Lovelady, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Reid was born in Rusk and was a lifetime resident of the Lovelady area. Mr. Reid had worked as a correctional officer for Texas Department of Corrections and was a member of the Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trail riding and making people laugh. Survivors include his wife Dianne Reid, of Lovelady; parents Floyd and Shirley Reid, of Grapeland; daughters Carolyn Sutton and husband Shane, of Kopperl, Crystal Yott, of Spring and April Carroll and husband Doug, of Bryan; brothers Billy Reid and wife Sandy, Frank Reid, all of Lovelady and Randy Reid and wife Delisa, of Weches; grandchildren Matt Sutton and wife Magen, of Waco, Brittany Sutton, of Kopperl, Hunter Yott, Connor Yott, both of Spring, Stephen Carroll, Justin Carroll and Andrew Carroll, all of Bryan; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his brother Burton Reid. Funeral Services for Mr. Charles Lynn "Bugger" Reid were held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating. Interment followed in the Holly Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bugger Reid Memorial Account at Lovelady State Bank. Condolences for Mr. Reid may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CLARA STANDLEY
Mrs. Clara Standley, age 99, of the Creek Community, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Standley was born May 26, 1913 in the Creek Community and was in the first graduating class from Austonio High School. Mrs. Standley had lived in Houston for many years until returning to the Creek Community in 1986. She was a homemaker and mother. Survivors include her daughters Jeanette Melton, of Lone Pine, Eva Elliott, of Crockett and Iva Elliott, of Creek; sons Cecil Elliott and wife Carol, of Creek and Jesse Elliott, of Shiloh; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, Dan Standley; parents George and Minnie Elliott; five brothers; one sister; one daughter-in-law; and one son-in-law. Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Clara Standley were held Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Douglas Cemetery with Jamie Allee officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas Cemetery Association or Charity of Choice. Condolences for Mrs. Standley may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CLIFTON EULAN PYBURN
Mr. Clifton Eulan Pyburn, age 64 years, 3 months and 18 days went to his Lord on May 3, 2013. Mr. Pyburn was born January 15, 1949 in Dublin, Texas. He was the son of Henry Curtis Pyburn and Annie Leona (Hancock) Pyburn. He was united in marriage to Sandra McCullar on January 17, 1973 in Jacksonville, Texas. Mr. Pyburn was a real old-time cowboy with all the values and ethics that made them good men or as the saying goes "He was a good oldboy," member of the Truth Fellowship Church in Hico, Texas the last years of this life and he felt blessed and really love this church and congregation, and he was the owner of his trucking company. Survivors include his wife of 40 years and 4 months, Sandra Pyburn, of Dublin; children Marla Rambin and husband Rick, of Livingston, Shawndra Graham and husband Randy, of Lewisville, Shawn Snell and fiancee Cris Stuckey, of Frisco; three additional daughters Jenna, Denna and Quayla; grandchildren Dustin Sims and wife Daniela, Krystal Atkins, Natalie Rambin, Bethany Snell, Ashley Snell, Winter Snell and Shon Luka Snell; great-grandchildren Izabelle Sims, Sophia Sims, Jolee Sims-Stanley, Gwen Atkins, Chevy Atkins, Tyler Padgett, Nathan Padgett, Nathan Snell; and two other great-grandchildren on the way; sister and brother-in-law Carol and George Mitchell, of Dublin; half brother and wife Eugene and Wilda Pyburn, of Weatherford; and a host of other relatives and many friends all across the United States. Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. Clifton Eulan Pyburn were held Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Creek Cemetery. Harrell Funeral Home

DAVID ANTHONY LAND
Mr. David Anthony Land, age 45 of Conroe, previously of Houston County, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Land was born November 6, 1967 in Houston and was a resident of Conroe, formerly living in Houston County. He had worked as a roofer. Survivors include his father Wayne Land, of Conroe; step-mom Jo Beth Land, of Conroe; son Destin Tuleya, of Iola; mother Lea Gerard, of The Colony; sisters Shana Foster and husband Robert, Angela Thomas, all of Conroe and Connie Chase, of Mississippi; brothers Darrell Land, of The Colony and Doug Jones and wife Patricia, of Conroe; nieces and nephews Matthew, Adam, Mark, Amber, Jamie, Madison, Maesun and Ford, Morgan and Ayden, Rachael, Brooklyn and Danielle; one very special great-niece that David had been so anxious to arrive and got to see right before he passed, Payton Nicole Thomas; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by wife Tammy L. Nelson; grandparents Marvin and Frances Land, Daniel and Dorothy Givens; aunts Janice Land and Linda Birdwell. Funeral Services for Mr. David Anthony Land were held Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Land may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DAVID WAYNE WILLIAMSON
Mr. David Wayne Williamson, age 57 of Crockett went home to be with our Lord Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Mr. Williamson was born October 23, 1955 in Kountze, Texas and graduated from San Augustine High School where he excelled in FFA. Mr. Williamson was the state vice-president of the FFA and used the skills he learned to become an excellent public speaker. After graduation, he moved to Crockett and met the love of his life, Annette, and made a home here in Houston County. Mr. Williamson went to work at the Crockett State School for the Texas Youth Commission where he served in several positions over 34 years until he retired in 2010 while earning Employee of the Year for 1992. He was a member of the Crockett Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years where he held positions as Fire Chief and Fire Marshal. Mr. Williamson, always wanting to make the community better, held a seat on the city council from 1997-1999 in an effort to improve the city of Crockett for the people that reside in it and those who visit it. Mr. Williamson was an avid hunter and outdoor enthusiast. He became involved in shooting sports in 1993 and quickly found his calling, teaching the youth of Houston and surrounding counties about firearm safety, sportsmanship, and discipline. He, along with a few others, built the local 4H shooting complex on Arbor Rd and trained hundreds of young shooters throughout the county to shoot in local, state, national, and Olympic competitions. Mr. Williamson has held many titles and positions throughout the years in many outdoor and conservation organizations. He served 12 years with the Friends of the NRA earning numerous awards for his service to the organization. In addition, he held fundraising events for the Women in the Outdoors, Whitetails Unlimited, and National Wild Turkey Federation. His tireless efforts have brought many good things to Houston County over the years. Survivors include his loving wife Annette L. Williamson, of Crockett; son John Wayne Williamson and wife Kina, of Hill AFB, Utah; brothers Michael John Williamson and wife Darlene, of San Augustine, Steve and wife Angie, of Gilmer and John Mark Williamson and wife Kayla, of Nacogdoches; sisters Susan Lewis and husband Wink, of Pollok, Janet Hogan and husband Troy, of Bronson and Debbie Dodson and husband Dale, of Grapeland; step-mother Jean Walker, of Lufkin; mother-in-Law Lydia Currie, of Latexo and father-in-Law Melvin Currie, of Palestine; brother-in-laws Russell Currie and wife Karen, of Grapeland and Johnny Currie and wife Lisa, of Crockett; sister-in-laws Rhonda Brown and husband Michael, of Porter Springs and Janette Thomas and husband Ronnie, of Arbor; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and the hundreds of youth he mentored at the gun ranges. Preceded in death by his father John Alvin Williamson and mother Janice Ellison. Funeral Services for Mr. David Wayne Williamson were held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with the Rev. Tim Allen and the Rev. Winfred Lewis officiating. Interment followed in the Weches Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County 4-H Shooting Sports, 904 E Mimosa Lane, Crockett, TX 75835. Condolences for Mr. Williamson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DIMPLE JONES
Mrs. Dimple Jones, age 90 of Crockett, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 in the Winfield Nursing Center. Mrs. Jones was born December 10, 1922 in Maydelle, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Crockett. Mrs. Jones was retired having worked as a day care nursery worker and attended the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her nephews and nieces Danny Smith and wife Jean, of Centerville, Jerry Smith and wife Shirley, of Hockley, Peggy Davidson and husband Tommy, of Brazoria, Pat Sims and Bill Bennett, both of Crockett; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Ocie Jones. Funeral Services for Mrs. Dimple Jones were held Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Cody Craig officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crockett Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 525, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Jones may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CARROL E. DAVIDSON
Mr. Carrol E. Davidson, age 70 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin. Mr. Davidson was born August 6, 1942 in Grapeland, Texas and was a resident of Houston County for the 20 years, previously living 20 years in Lufkin. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion. Mr. Davidson was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his son Randy Davidson and wife Bonnie, of Lovelady; grandchildren Ashley Davidson, of Tyler, Andy Davidson and wife Shay, of Brenham, Brian Culpepper and wife Kati and Douglas "Bo" Culpepper and wife Katherin, all of Crockett; great-grandchildren Jayce Davidson, of Tyler, Brooklynne and Brayden Davidson, of Brenham, Charly Culpepper and Cameron Culpepper, both of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his son Carroll Wayne Davidson; and parents Floyd L. and Irene Davidson. Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. Carrol E. Davidson were held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Davidson Cutler Cemetery with Jamie Allee officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion. Condolences for Mr. Davidson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CHARLES RAY PORTER
Mr. Charles Ray Porter, age 82 of Austin, passed away at midnight Monday, January 7, 2013. Mr. Porter was born on January 14, 1930 in Crockett, Texas to James Henry and Regina Merle Porter. He attended school in Crockett until January, 1942 when the family moved to Austin. He graduated from Austin High in 1947 and the University of Texas in 1954. Mr. Porter retired from the State Board of Insurance in 1987 after 31 years of service primarily in the actuarial division. While attending UT, he worked at HEB where he met and married fellow employee Ruby Sakewitz. They were married September 10, 1950 and celebrated 59 years of marriage before Ruby's death in 2009. They were members of First English Lutheran Church for more than 50 years. He was an avid fan of the Longhorns and attended football, baseball and basketball games spanning eight decades beginning in the 40's as a teenager until 2012. He loved to build and was an accomplished carpenter. He loved the challenge of fixing things. He especially loved to build things for his grandchildren. Survivors include his sons Charles Ray Porter, Jr. and wife Connie and Terry Porter and wife Merrily, all of Austin; grandchildren Charles Ray Porter, III (Chuck), David Finnegan Porter, Mary Margaret Brollier (Clay), all of Houston, Mary Kate Rice (John), of Cypress, Caroline Sanders Porter, of Denver, Colorado and Madeline Rose Porter, of Austin; step-grandsons Jake and Nick Williams, of Austin; sister Peggy Whetzel, of Tyler; sister-in-law Joyce Porter, of Georgetown; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Ruby; parents James Henry and Regina Merle Porter; and brother Davy. Funeral Services for Mr. Charles Ray Porter were held Friday, January 11, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue, with Michael Coffey officiating. Memorials are requested to First English Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com. Cook-Walden Funeral Home

CHARLINE ALLEN HENDRICK
Mrs. Charline Allen Hendrick, age 85 of Crockett, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. Mrs. Hendrick was born October 17, 1927 in Houston and lived in New Mexico, Arizona and the Panhandle and after retirement, moved to Crockett. She was a teacher and taught English on the Navajo Reservation and also taught in the Austonio school. Mrs. Hendrick was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lovelady and was involved in the Methodist Women. She never waivered in her faith and served as long as she could. Being the rock of her family, she was very loved. Survivors include her sons John Steven Hendrick and wife Patricia, of San Angelo and Charles Mark Hendrick, of Spring; grandchildren Laura Harris and husband Don, of Coppers Cove, Danna Hendrick, of San Antonio and John Patrick Hendrick and wife Melissa, of Ada, Kansas; nine great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Tommie Hendrick and wife Iris, of Austin; her beloved two cats Yang Lee and Jade; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; and special companions Irma Chavez and family, Theresa Williamson and Gale Broadway. Preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John Hendrick; and a baby brother. Funeral Services for Mrs. Charline Allen Hendrick were held Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Montgomery officiating. Interment followed in the Hendrick Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lovelady First United Methodist Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 87, Lovelady, TX 75851. Condolences for Mrs. Hendrick may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CLARA DRISKELL
Mrs. Clara Driskell, age 91 of Athens, formerly of Lovelady, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in the Park Highland Nursing Center in Athens where she had lived for the past few years. Mrs. Driskell was born April 1, 1921 in Crockett and had lived in Lovelady for many years. Mrs. Driskell was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lovelady. Survivors include her son Hollis E. Driskell and wife Kelly, of Athens; grandsons Kevin Fritze, of Lufkin, Mark Driskell and wife Michelle, of Athens and Wade Driskell, of Bradford; great-grandchildren Mark Edward, Matthew, Dillon Melea and Kaylea; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Hollis C. Driskell in 2009; and daughter Linda Driskell Fritze in 2001. Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Clara Driskell were held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Lovelady High School or Meals on Wheels. Condolences for Mrs. Driskell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CLEON F. DAVIS
Mr. Cleon F. Davis, age 93 of Pennington, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Davis was born August 18, 1919 in Houston County and had lived in Pennington for many years. Mr. Davis was a retired farmer and member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his children Martin Davis and wife Alice, of Friday, Donald Davis and wife Jeanne, of Kennard, David Davis and wife Billy, of Pennington and Frances Davis Guynes and husband Bill, of Trinity; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his sons Jerry and Jimmy Davis; granddaughter Becky Cardoza; and brothers Ralph, Oren and Hulon Davis. Funeral Services for Mr. Cleon F, Davis were held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Terry Gibson and the Rev. James Bickley officiating. Interment followed in the Hill Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Davis may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CLIFFORD THEO PRICE
Mr. Clifford Theo Price, age 87 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the Methodist Hospital in Houston. Mr. Price was born March 2, 1925 in Houston County and had been living in Crockett, previously he had lived in Houston. Mr. Price was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Park Place Masonic Lodge # 1172 in Houston for over 50 years where he was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner's International of Houston. Mr. Price was president and owner of Quantex Instrument Company in Crockett and was also a member of the Central Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Gwen Price, of Crockett; daughters Marie Davis and husband Larry and Yvonne Arnold, both of Crockett; sons Johnny Davis and wife Pat, of Gadsden, Alabama and Rodney Price, of Houston; grandchildren Lisa Shelton and husband Billy, of Tennessee Colony, Ryan Davis, Matthew Davis, Joseph Groneck and wife Rainy, Kelly Arnold, all of Crockett, Renee Davis, of Gadsden, Alabama, Cindy Skelton, of Atlanta, Georgia, Stacy Burgin and Heather Nicholson, both of Houston; great-grandchildren Alexandria Davis, Jennifer Bennett, Kyleah Bennett, Corbin Cox, Tyler Davis, Amanda Davis; sister Vernell "Sally" Secrest, of Grapeland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Noah and Willie Price; daughter Pam Price; brothers Truman Price and Hershel Price; and sister Opal Butler. Funeral Services for Mr. Clifford Theo Price were held Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church with the Rev. John Goss and the Rev. Charles Butler officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences for Mr. Price may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CLYDE M. BONE JR.
Mr. Clyde M. Bone, Jr. was born January 10, 1928 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He passed away at the age of 84 in San Angelo, Texas. His family moved west to Kermit, Texas about 1935. He grew up and was educated there and later graduated from Sul Ross College in Alpine, Texas with a B. S. degree in Geology in the late 1940's. Mr. Bone worked for Rotary Engineering in Midland, Texas and in their Rocky Mountain Division as a supervisor in Denver, Colorado. He married June Barbee in 1953 in Big Lake, Texas. He received a M.S. in Science from Kingsville A& I and taught science in Corpus Christi and Kerrville. He was noted for creative science projects: a large salt water aquarium at King High School in Corpus Christi, a large bee colony in outside windows of Tivy High School in Kerrville, and a 1,000 acre pecan farm planted on family land in Houston County. Mr. Bone was a past president of both the Texas Pecan Growers Association and the San Angelo Astronomy Association. He won 1st place at Texas Star Party for having built the Bone 30 in. Mersence telescope that could be used while seated. He and a friend built a small observatory now known as the "Bone Dome" west of San Angelo that was used to house telescopes and for meetings of the Astronomy Club. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law Louanne and Michael Munden, of Rockwall; grandchildren David and Caroline Munden; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary Ann and Donald Meroney, of Big Lake; nephew Mark Meroney, of San Angelo. Memorial Services for Mr. Clyde M. Bone, Jr. were held Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Bone may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CLIFFORD THEO PRICE
Mr. Clifford Theo Price, age 87 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the Methodist Hospital in Houston. Mr. Price was born March 2, 1925 in Houston County and had been living in Crockett, previously he had lived in Houston. Mr. Price was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Park Place Masonic Lodge # 1172 in Houston for over 50 years where he was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner's International of Houston. Mr. Price was president and owner of Quantex Instrument Company in Crockett and was also a member of the Central Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Gwen Price, of Crockett; daughters Marie Davis and husband Larry and Yvonne Arnold, both of Crockett; sons Johnny Davis and wife Pat, of Gadsden, Alabama and Rodney Price, of Houston; grandchildren Lisa Shelton and husband Billy, of Tennessee Colony, Ryan Davis, Matthew Davis, Joseph Groneck and wife Rainy, Kelly Arnold, all of Crockett, Renee Davis, of Gadsden, Alabama and Cindy Skelton, of Atlanta, Georgia; great-grandchildren Alexandria Davis, Jennifer Bennett, Kyleah Bennett, Corbin Cox, Tyler Davis, Amanda Davis; sister Vernell "Sally" Secrest, of Grapeland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Noah and Willie Price; daughter Pam Price; brothers Truman Price and Hershel Price; and sister Opal Butler. Funeral Services for Mr. Clifford Theo Price will be held Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church with the Rev. John Goss and the Rev. Charles Butler officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences for Mr. Price may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

COUNCILMAN NATHAN GARDNER JR.
Councilman Nathan Gradner Jr., age 59 of Crockett, departed this life Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Whitehall Nursing Home surrounded by staff, family and friends. Councilman Gardner was born August 31, 1952 to Nathan Gardner and Gladys Harris Gardner. "A message from Nate" "I worked all my life. I went from the cotton patch to catching chickens and then to Mr. Leonard Arnold's Compress while in High School. I helped my mother with our bills, purchased my school clothes, a car, some gasoline, protein and stayed in school to help with my dream. I united with and was baptized in the church. I graduated from Crockett High School in 1970 with money in my pockets. "I went across the loop to Houston and got a job for 12 years at grocery supply. I worked for the Teamsters Union and served on the Board of Directors of the Teamster's Credit Union for 10 years. During this time I helped people from all over, especially from Crockett. I united with Reverend Larry Lewis' Church (True Doctrine Baptist). I married Miss Cecila Ann Robbins Gardner and raised one step daughter, Brachelle Robbins Denmon. Cecilia and I had Nicholas Nathaniel "Nick" Gardner." "My family and I returned to Crockett and attended St. Luke Baptist Church. I work at Kennard ISD. I joined Progressive Baptist Church Inc. and worked through Progressive's Church Prison/Jail Program in connection with Scott Bail Bond Community Service six years. I did Crockett time 17 years at Circle P Convenience Store. I served Crockett City Council Precinct Number #3 some 12 years; Deep East Texas Council of Governments six years. My constituents called me "Brother Nate," after I came back from across the loop." "Survivors include his one son Nicholas Nathaniel Gardner; cousins Pastor Jame Harris and his sisters and brothers; my other relatives; special friends Mrs. Cecilia Ann Robbins Gardner, Mr. Larry Robbins, City Administrator Mr. Ron Duncan, Mr. Harold Brown, "Sugar Mama," Progressive Church members, Pastor and Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Lois Duren Ball who accepted me into their family and my very own family, and my dependable constituents of Crockett City Council Precinct Number Three." Preceded in death by his parents Mr. Nathan Gardner (1925-1972) and Mrs. Gladys Harris Gardner (1927-2009). Funeral Services for Councilman Nathan Gardner Jr., were held Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Good Shepherd Fellowship Church 401 South 7th Crockett with the Rev. Larry Mouton officiating. Interment followed in the Union Prairie Cemetery in Porter Springs. Family Mortuary and Monument Services

CREDELLA DORIS HARRIS-SIMMONS
Mrs. Credella Doris Harris-Simmons, age 62, passed away, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Mrs. Harris-Simmons was born March 1, 1951. Survivors include her husband James Simmons, Sr.; sons Narto Lanza Simmons (Lisa, of Charleston, South Carolina, James Simmons, Jr. and Jeffrey Simmons, both of Lufkin; grandchildren Aiyanna, Nadara Simmons, Izaiah Simmons and Desiray Johnson; mother Dorthella Harris; mother-in-law Rose Lee Simmons; sisters Corine Walker, Opal Bacon (Eugene), Zula Davis, Lula Wiley and Mary Ford; brothers Earl Harris (Janice), Lincoln Harris (Beverly), Fred Harris (LaVern), Charlie Harris (Etherine); sister-in-law and brother-in-law Addie Harris, Betty Dean, Nola B. Williams (Charles), Carolyn Simmons, Charlie B. Simmons (Margie), Willie L. Franklin (Charles); a wealth of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral Services for Mrs. Credella Doris Harris-Simmons were held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Long Chapel CME Church at 12:00 noon, 514 Lining Street, Lufkin. Interment followed in the Fodice Cemetery. Colonial Mortuary

CYNTHIA ANN LEE
Ms. Cynthia Ann Lee, age 61 formally of Bedford, beloved daughter, sister, mother and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Ms. Lee was born August 20, 1951 at Tachikawa Air Base, Japan to Charlie F. Lee and Charles L. Lee. She was a dedicated Medical Transcriptionists and worked many years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Ms. Lee will be sorely missed and forever remembered for her unconditional love, adventures in life and her zest for living. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to your local PBS (Public Broadcast Service) or NPR (National Public Radio). Forest Ridge Funeral Home

DEAN COOK
Mr. Dean Cook, age 73 of Porter Springs, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Cook was born August 23, 1939 in Crockett and had lived all of his lifetime in Houston County. Mr. Cook was a graduate of Sam Houston State University where he was a member of the Rodeo Club. Mr. Cook was also a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 and First Baptist Church in Crockett. Survivors include his children Brian Cook, Pamela Cook Merriwether, Diana Maxwell and husband Kevin, all of Crockett; grandchildren Taylor Cook, Jay Maxwell, Tabitha Cook, Seth Maxwell, MaryAnna Cook , Jacob Cook, Daniel Cook and Matthew Cook; sister Patsy McCelvey and husband Jimmy, of Marshall; mother of children Nelda McCain, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Alma Cook. Funeral Services for Mr. Dean Cook were held Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Byers, the Rev. Joe Paul Granberry and the Rev. David Culp. Interment followed in the Porter Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Porter Springs Cemetery Association c/o Kathy L. Ward, 301 Johnson Avenue, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Cook may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DONALD NOLAN EBERTS
Mr. Donald Nolan Eberts, age 73 of Latexo, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Mr. Eberts was born in Monroe, Louisiana on February 8, 1940. He was the only child of Martha Elen Neugent and Archibald Gilbert Eberts. As a child he moved frequently due to his father's work. After his father's passing, he and his mother settled in Talco, Texas. This is where he got his first job, played football, and graduated high school. This is also where he met his high school sweetheart Sylvia Lewis, whom he went on to marry in 1960. During this time, he was working while attending East Texas State where he ultimately got his degree in marketing. A year prior to graduating, in 1961, he and Sylvia had their first child Karen Ann. After graduation, the young family moved to Garland, Texas for a short time before moving to Plano, Texas where Don got a job with Texas Instruments. Karen was followed by Jeffery Don in 1964. In 1968 they made their way to Houston where he worked for GC Electronics before becoming VP of Reliability. Houston is where they welcomed their third child Christopher Wayne in 1970. He stayed in Houston until 1981, when he moved to Latexo, Texas and started Eberts Electronic Sales and Eberts Ranch with his second wife Sandra. This is where he lived and worked. Survivors include his children Karen Tracy and husband Rusty, Jeff Eberts and wife Kim and Chris Eberts and wife Jennie, all of Magnolia; grandchildren Tiffany Tracy Ulbricht and husband Justin, of Tomball, Travis Tracy, of Magnolia, Tanner Tracy and wife ,Joanna, of College Station, Shelby Eberts and Austin Eberts; great-grandchildren Carter Ulbricht and Leyton Ulbricht; ranch foreman and friend Miguel Rodriguez and family, of Latexo; and companion Peggy Carter, of Flint. Preceded in death by his parents Martha Ellen Neugent and Archibald Gilbert Eberts; and second wife Sandra Eberts. Memorial Services for Mr. Donald Nolan Eberts were held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Vernon Cannamore officiating. Condolences for Mr. Eberts may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DONALD CHARLES PETERSON
Mr. Donald Charles Peterson, age 52 of Kennard, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Mr. Peterson was born February 13, 1960, in McKinney, Texas. He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Lufkin. At the time of his death he and his family were active members of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Kennard. Mr. Peterson was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, cousin, uncle and friend. He was a skilled carpenter and woodworker by trade, but his real love was music. A self-taught guitarist, his love of the Lord and music was evident over the years as he played and sang in numerous church choirs and bands. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Sedra Pope Peterson, of Kennard; children Lloydd O. Peterson, Deja A. Peterson, Eric G. Peterson, Torrance S. Pope, and Terrance S. Pope; grandchildren China Pope, Osyriss Pope and Taurien Pope; father A. E. (Pete) Peterson and wife Jan Peterson, of Lufkin; mother Sherry (Day) Foster and husband Nick van Helsdingen, of Miocene, BC, Canada; brother Christopher E. Peterson and wife Sally, of Lufkin; brother David L. Peterson, of Elysian Fields; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial Services for Mr. Donald Charles Peterson were held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church in Kennard with Pastor William Purvis officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Colonial Funeral Home

DONALD PRESSWOOD
Mr. Donald Presswood, age 71 of Lovelady, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Presswood was born September 1, 1941 in Madisonville and had lived in Lovelady for the past 13 years. Mr. Presswood was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Caca Pasa Hunting Club, a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Rodeo Association, a member of Hold'em and Hit'em Club and a lifetime member of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Mr. Presswood had worked as a structural designer. He enjoyed raising cattle, fishing, hunting and competition B.B.Q. cooking. Survivors include his wife Peaches Presswood, of Lovelady; sons Cliff Presswood and wife Kim, of LaPorte, Tim Presswood and wife Kristen and of Webster, Clint Presswood, of Porter; grandchildren Emily, Scott, Stephanie, Chris and William; great-grandson Logan; sister-in-law Billie Presswood, of New Caney; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Neoma Presswood; three brothers; and two sisters. Funeral Services for Mr. Donald Presswood were held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Condolences for Mr. Presswood may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DORIS BARTON
Mrs. Doris Barton, age 98 of Crockett, formerly of Groveton, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 in Crockett. Mrs. Barton was born December 19, 1913 in Scrub Creek, Trinity County, Texas to Marshall Bedford Deaton and May Hutson Deaton. She was a member of the Centralia Church of Christ and a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter Barbara Cook, of Crockett; granddaughters Pamela and James Barksdale and Kimberley and Matt Lewis, all of Houston; sister-in-law Nelda Deaton, of Lovelady; great-grand-children Patrick, Claire, Michael and Natalie Lewis, Meagan, Jack and William Barksdale; and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents Maeshall Bedford Deaton and May Hutson Deaton; husband of 74 years George Barton; brother Hutson Deaton; and son-in-law Dr. James Cook. Funeral Services for Mrs. Doris Barton were held Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Groveton Funeral Home Cartwright Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bill Jester officiating. Interment followed in the Bennett Cemetery. Groveton Funeral Home

DORIS HUNTSMAN DRISKELL
Mrs. Doris Huntsman Driskell, age 68 of Lovelady, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Driskell was born January 10, 1945 in Velasco, Texas being the youngest of seven children born to Artie Mae and Berlin Howard Huntsman. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Weldon and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a retired license vocational nurse and also a member of the First Baptist Church in Lovelady. Blessed are those who hearts have been touched by Doris. She extended love and kindness to everyone. The fruits of her spirit were grounded in her unwavering faith and expressed in her countless and selfless acts of kindness. Mrs. Driskell was a wonderful caregiver with an adventurous spirit and was so much fun to have around. Of course, she will be extremely missed by every life her spirit has touched. Survivors include her husband Troy C. Driskell, of Lovelady; step-daughters Courtney Lynch and husband Brandon, of Clear Lake and Samantha Bamburg and husband Clay, of Texarkana; father-in-law Troy R. Driskell, of Lovelady; brothers Wayne Huntsman and wife Carolyn, of Lovelady and Victor Huntsman and wife Bea, of Katy; sisters Charlene Bartee and husband Quinn, of Pearsons Chapel, JoAnn Friudenberg and husband Fred, of Lake Jackson and Martha Huntsman, of Lovelady; very special niece Nada Sample, of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Glover Marks; step-son Charles Marks; father Berlin Huntsman; mother Artie Kyle Huntsman; sister Jane Huntsman Gerick; mother-in-law; and very special friend Ernestine Driskell. Funeral Services for Mrs. Doris Huntsman Driskell were held Monday, March 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Lovelady. Interment followed in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Shut Ins Fund Lovelady. Condolences for Mrs. Driskell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DORIS JANE JONES FOUST
Mrs. Doris Jane Jones Foust, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Plano, Texas. Mrs. Foust was born in Lufkin, Texas, August 13, 1927 to Melvin and Leah Jones. She has been a resident of Plano for the past 45 years. She is an original member of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church as well as a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Mrs. Foust served as the President of Plano Republican Women's Club and President of the Wednesday Reviewers Book Club. She was quite proud of earning her PHT degree from Texas A&M (Pushing Hubby Through!). She loved to travel but without a doubt her favorite travel destination was their summer home on Pleasant Pond in Maine, where she and Tony spent many wonderful summers with family and friends. Mrs. Foust will always be remembered for her warm smile, her gracious southern ways and her devotion to her husband and family. Survivors include her devoted husband of 63 years, Roscoe Thornton "Tony" Foust Jr.; dear sister Catherine Jones Mann, of Austin; children and their spouses Patricia "Patti" Jane Berry and husband Craig, of Plano, Roscoe Thornton "Skip" Foust III and wife Beth, of McKinney, Melvin "Mel" Jones Foust and wife Sondra, of Plano and Leah Catherine Phillips and husband John, of The Woodlands; Jane's family was her pride and joy. She especially loved and adored those that fondly call her "Memaw"…. her 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; granddaughters Jennifer Foust Fry and Catherine Berry Underwood. Grandsons and Pallbearers Dr. Roscoe "Cade" T. Foust IV, Chad Foust, Brian Foust, Christopher Berry, Tyler Foust, Justin Foust, Cameron Berry, Kyle Foust, Alex Phillips and Blake Phillips. Great grandchildren: Lindsay, Landon and Lillian Underwood; Payson, Caydon and Brenden Fry; Carly and Taylor Foust; Addelyn, Layla and Josie Foust; Zachary, Connor and Gavin Foust and Isla Berry. Graveside Services for Mrs. Doris Jane Jones Foust will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2013 at 11:15 a.m. at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery. A procession will depart from Ted Dickey West Funeral Home at 9:45 a.m. A memorial service will also be held on Thursday at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Plano at 1:00 p.m. with a reception following in the parish hall. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to The Spina Bifida Association of North Texas (www.spinabifidant.org). Condolences for Mrs. Foust may be left at online obituaries www.teddickeywestfuneral.com. Ted Dickey West Funeral Home

DORIS LOGAN
Mrs. Doris Logan, age 86, of Lovelady, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in the Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett. Mrs. Logan was born April 16, 1926 in Houston County and had lived in Lovelady for most of his lifetime. Mrs. Logan had worked as a secretary and was a housewife. She was a member of the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church in Crockett. Survivors include her son Shawn Gene Logan and wife Dailyn, of Lone Pine; grandchildren Corey Michael Logan, of Kyle, Wyatt Layne Logan and Victoria Lynn Logan, both of Lone Pine; aunt Edrie Sesler, of Waller; numerous cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Eddie Logan; and parents Karl and Julia Bitner. Funeral Services for Mrs. Doris Logan were held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Scott Matthews officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences for Mrs. Logan may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DORIS KENNEDY SALISBURY
Mrs. Doris Kennedy Salisbury age 97, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Crockett. Mrs. Salisbury was born August 12, 1915 in Grapeland, Texas to Francis Paul and Nancy Ann Bynum Kennedy and graduated from Grapeland High School. She is now reunited with her husband, Hayden who passed away in 1982 and her son Paul Henry who passed away in 1981. She married Hayden Salisbury on October 19, 1934 at the Lovelady Methodist Church parsonage, and they lived in Houston County all of their lives. Mrs. Salisbury was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and had a special talent of making each person, child or grandchild feel special and loved. She was a wonderful cook and hosted Christmas, birthday and holiday parties at her home until she was well into her 80's. She was an accomplished seamstress who should have been a couture clothes designer. She was well known for the beautiful garments that she designed for her daughters, grandchildren, and other family members; she loved to teach others to sew and instilled a love of sewing into many of her offspring. In 1946 after the Lone Pine Community church disbanded she and Hayden became members of the First United Methodist Church of Lovelady. Mrs. Salisbury was a loyal member of the First United Methodist Church and attended church regularly until she was well into her 90's. At her death she was the oldest recorded member of the Lovelady United Methodist Church. Survivors include her two daughters Jane Salisbury Hazlett, of Crockett and Diane Salisbury Wilson and husband Larry, of Huntsville; seven grandchildren Jim Hazlett and wife Becky, of Midland, Karen Hazlett Dailey and husband Mitch, of Lovelady, Joel Hazlett and wife Sherri, of Crockett, Dee Ann McMahon Sweeney and husband Stephen, of Lovelady, Cary Greg McMahon, of Bellaire, Julie Salisbury Codner and husband James, of Sugarland and Paula Salisbury Miller and husband Craig, of Lubbock; great-grandchildren Jarod Hazlett, Krista Weathers, Laura Hazlett, Kati Jo Hazlett, Cody Paul Mathews, Jill Goyens, Robert Dailey, Molly Simmons, Joseph Hazlett, Garrett Sweeney, Trevor Sweeney, Cole McMahon, Jacob McMahon and Maring McMahon; great-great-grandchildren Hayden Goyens, Brannan Weathers, Adalene Weathers, and Abigail Simmons; numerous caring nieces and nephews who are a testimony of her loving spirit. Preceded in death by her parents Paul and Nancy Ann Kennedy; husband James Hayden Salisbury; son Paul Henry Salisbury and wife Nelda; son-in-law Robert Hazlett; granddaughter Doris Ann Hazlett; five brothers Hall, Ernest, Justin, Oswald and Carroll Kennedy; and three sisters Virgie Ward, Mamie Haley and Elizabeth Ware. Funeral Services for Mrs. Doris Kennedy Salisbury were held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist church in Lovelady with the the Rev. John Montgomery, the Rev. Doug Howell, and the Rev. Robert Mitchell Dailey officiating; music will be provided by Jo Ann Henry. Interment followed in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church scholarship funds or to the First United Methodist Church Building fund, P.O. Box 87 Lovelady, Texas 75851. Condolences for Mrs. Salisbury may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DOROTHY LANGHAM
Mrs. Dorothy Langham, age 68 of Crockett, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Langham was born May 9, 1944 in Galveston and lived in Crockett for the past 34 years. Mrs. Langham was a housewife and a member of the Pentecostal Church in Kennard. Survivors include her husband Carroll "Buddy" Langham, of Crockett; children Theodore Tsamouris, of The Woodlands, Athena Marsh, of Crockett, Gregorios Tsamouris, of Houston, Clint Langham and Matthew Langham, both of Latexo; grandchildren Ryan Tsamouris, of The Woodlands, Heather Herchman, of Lufkin, Trevor Marsh, Taylor Tsamouris, both of Crockett, Ashley Langham, of Latexo, Madeleine Tsamouris, of The Woodlands, Aristotle Tsamouris, of Houston and Quinton Langham, of Latexo; great-grandchildren Brantly and Swayze; sisters Rosemary Fiebel of Bayou Vista, Paula Sher, of Nederland, Marie Pate, of Baycliff and Lola Narvaez, of Georgia; brothers Nick Narvaez, of LaMarque, Andrew Narvaez, of Magnolia and Bob Narvaez, of Dickinson; brother-in-law Troy Langham and wife Jannell; sister-in-law Patsy Orr; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents Gregorio and Gerttrue Narvaez; sister Dahlia Hutto. Funeral Services for Mrs. Dorothy Langham were held Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Keith Smith officiating. Private burial will be held in the Langham Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, TX 75904. Condolences for Mrs. Langham may be left at online obituaries www. callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DOROTHY JEAN "DOT" BROXSON MILLICAN
Mrs. Dorothy Jean "Dot" Broxson Millican, was born in Lovelady, Texas on March 6, 1929. She was the fourth of seven children born to Enoch and Zula Sanders Broxson. She attended the Lovelady Schools and graduated in 1946. She married Glynn Marshall Millican on September 12, 1947 and started married life in Galveston but soon moved back to Crockett. In 1961 she and Glynn built the house on Redbud where she remained for the rest of her life. They opened Millican Electronics in 1962 which extended into Plumbing and Air Conditioning, and she ran the office for the 31 years that the business was open. Mrs. Millican was a worker, so when Millican Plumbing and Air Conditioning closed she was offered a part-time job with Joan Lucas in the County Tax office. In the months that she was not working in the tax office, she began working for her son-in-law, Pete Julian, at Julian Insurance continuing to work full-time until October 2, 2012. She loved working on the square and made many friends who fondly called her "Miss Dot" because she took a personal interest in all of her customers. When she was missing from the square on her frequent hospital stays, many customers and merchants would stop in to ask about her. Aside from her work, Dot loved her family and was blessed to be a part of the large Broxson family. She and Glynn had 2 children, Jeannie and Robert but the light of her life was her grandchildren, Marci and James. She loved watching them grow up and will be remembered by their friends as the one who opened her house every Friday night where the kids could gather. They are still laughing about Dot replacing her dining table with a kid's pool table just for them. She loved all holidays because it meant there would be a family gathering, but she loved Christmas best because she hosted the Broxson Family Christmas party on Christmas Eve taking great pride in all of her decorations for this event. Mrs. Millican was a member of the First Baptist Church where she enjoyed serving as secretary for the Joyful Servant Class for many years. She could be found in her seat on the third row of the church most Sundays. Survivors include her children Jeannie and Pete Julian and Robert and Danette Millican, all of Crockett; grandchildren Marci Julian, of Austin and James Millican, of Houston; brothers George Broxson and wife Dorthie Lee and Enoch Broxson, Jr. and wife Thelma, all of Lovelady; sisters Pauline McPhail, of Houston and Betty Beddo, of Crockett; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends Patti Lucas and husband Leonard, of Crockett, Pam Kemper, of Woodlake and Loyce Netardus, of Crockett; special angel caregiver and nurse Barbara Hardwick. Preceded in death by her husband Glynn Millican; parents Enoch and Zula Sanders Broxson; sisters Norma Hiser and Lucille McCelvey. Funeral Services for Mrs. Dorothy Jean "Dot" Broxson Millican were held Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Keeney Dickenson, the Rev. Carl Standley and the Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835 or American Lung Association American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004. Condolences for Mrs. Millican may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DR. GLENN W. RICE
Dr. Glenn W. Rice, age 87 of Conroe, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Mr. Rice was born March 5, 1925 to Tom and Lela Rice of Apple Springs, Texas. Dr. Rice was a veteran of World War II. His duties included guarding Presidents Truman and Eisenhower. Dr. Rice came to Conroe after graduating from Texas Chiropractic College in 1950. He served the community for 60 years at his office located at 204 N. First St., Conroe, Texas. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Rice, of Conroe; daughter Gina Rice, of Coldspring; brother Tom Rice and wife Geniece, of Trinity; grandson Dr. Jerod Patchin and wife Shawna; great-grandson Joshua Patchin, of Arlington; grand-daughter Brenna Sanchez and husband John; and great-grandson Nicolai Sanchez, of The Woodlands; and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Tom and Lela Rice; brothers Andy and Ray Rice; sisters Reba Eastepp, Nola Farrek, and Toni Medley; and his youngest daughter Terri Rice. Funeral Services for Dr. Glen W. Rice were held Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Generations Church, 405 Rayford Road, Spring, Texas. Interment followed in Ivie Cemetery in Kennard, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Generations Church Foreign Missions Fund in Spring, Texas. Condolences for Dr. Rice may be left at online obituaries at www.cashnerconroe.com. Cashner Funeral Home

EDITH EVA MOFFETT ANDERSON
Mrs. Edith Eva Moffett Anderson, age 82 of Wesley, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013 in Brenham. Mrs. Anderson was born September 26, 1930 in Houston, to Dorothy and Leonard Moffett. On December 11, 1948, Edith married Edison Dale Anderson and they were married 63 years until his death in 2012. Survivors include her daughter Rhonda Demel and husband Dennis; son Ronald Dale Anderson; grandchildren Katherine Demel, Krista (Gregg) Moran, Monica (Greg) Cable, Lauren (Jason) Spriggs, and Ryan Anderson; seven great-grandchildren; brother Edward Moffett; step-brother Charles (Joanie) Salter; step-sister Sundra Murphy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding in death by her parents Dorothy Salter and Leonard Moffett; brother Ellis Moffett; and step-father Donald Salter. Funeral Services and Interment for Mrs. Edith Eva Moffett Anderson will be held at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association in Edith's name. Condolences for Mrs. Anderson may be left at online obituaries at www.brenhammemorialchapel.com. Brenham Memorial Chapel Funeral Home

EDNA COOK
Mrs. Edna Cook, age 86 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Cook was born October 3, 1926 in Houston County and had lived all of her lifetime in Crockett. Mrs. Cook had worked for the Royal Café for 18 years and retired having owned and operated a day care facility. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church. Survivors include daughter Debbie Whiffen, of Crockett; grandchildren Victor Whiffen and wife Rachel Heartt of Riverside, Daniel Whiffen, of Trinity, Barbara Thompson and husband Roger, of Crockett; great-grandchildren Christopher Coplan, Alyssa Whiffen and Susan Thompson; daughter Kathy Bowman and husband Jeff, of Dumas; grandsons Trey Bowman and wife Angel, of Amarillo, Adam Bowman and wife Holli, of Shreveport, Louisiana; great-grandsons Taylen and Wyatt Bowman, of Amarillo; sister Effie Brock and husband Winfred, of Lufkin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Melvin Elwood Cook; son-in-law Thomas Whiffen; great-granddaughter Angel Nicole Thompson; sister Lela Crenshaw; and brother Luther Wolf. Funeral Services for Mrs. Edna Cook were held Friday, April 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences for Mrs. Cook may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ELAINE SHORT HOLLAND
Mrs. Elaine Short Holland, age 60 of Nogalus Prairie, went to be with her Lord Monday, January 28, 2013. Mrs. Holland was born October 27, 1952 to Frank and Janet Short, Jr. of Nederland, Texas. Mrs. Holland married Kenneth Holland of Nederland on May 13, 1971. Five children were born to this union; Kenneth Jr., Cassie, Kevin, Kristopher and Kyle. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Kenneth Holland, of Nogalus Prairie; son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Bridget Holland, Jr., of Port Arthur; daughter and son-in-law Cassie and Dean Mayfield, of Sour Lake; son Kevin Holland, of Nederland; son and daughter-in-law Kristopher and Brandi Holland, of Nederland; son and daughter-in-law Kyle and Mary Holland, of Lumberton; eight grandchildren Josie Elaine Moore, Stormie Moore and Klay Mayfield, of Sour Lake, Katie Holland and Carlie Holland, Bella Holland and Brent Holland, all of Nederland and Addison Holland, of Lumberton; four step-grandchildren Savannah Gilcrease and Arissa Gilcrease, of Port Arthur and Dail Mayfield and Cameron Mayfield, of Port Neches; brothers and sisters-in-law Frank and Rhonda Short III, of Friendswood, Stephan and Janet Short, of League City, Brian Short, of Nederland; sister Cecile Turner, of Brazoria; sisters-in-law Anita Howard, of Nederland and Cindy Parker of Cypress; mother-in-law Jo Holland, of Nederland; numerous nieces and nephews and a wide host of friends. Preceded in death by her parents Frank and Janet Short, Jr.; grandparents Frank and Angel Short and Levest and Lena Guillot; and father-in-law Chubby Holland. Funeral Services for Mrs. Elaine Short Holland were held Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Calvary Baptist Church in Nogalus Prairie with Bro. James Whittlesey officiating. Interment followed in the Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenneth Holland, Jr., Kevin Holland, Kristopher Holland, Kyle Holland, Dean Mayfield and Dennis Holmes. Honorary Pallbearers were Klay Mayfield and Brent Holland. Condolences for Mrs. Holland may be left online obituaries www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Gipson Funeral Home

ERNEST "ERNIE" SANDERS
Mr. Ernest "Ernie" Sanders, age 81 of Grapeland, previously of Lovelady, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2013 at his residence in Grapeland. Mr. Sanders was born November 15, 1931in Houston County and had lived all of his lifetime in Houston County. Mr. Sanders was retired from Houston County where he worked as a maintainer operator. He was a member of the Lovelady and Grapeland Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife Marlene Sanders, of Grapeland; daughters Teresa Whitney and husband Gary, of Grapeland and Melissa Allen and husband Andrew, of Huntsville; grandchildren Angelica Martinez, Christopher Martinez, Brittney Martinez, Bethany Martinez and Abilgal Martinez, all of Crockett; great-grandchild Aaliyah Martinez, of Crockett; brother Sam Sanders and wife Betty, of Athens; sister Verline Powell, of Bullard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his grandson Maurice Martinez III; parents Lonzo and Homie Sanders; brothers Junior Sanders, Calvin Sanders, Grady Sanders, Dan Sanders, Howard Sanders, Edward Sanders; and sister Marie Clayton. Funeral Services for Mr. Ernest "Ernie" Sanders were held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Old Gym. Interment followed in the Holly Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sanders Family Support c/o Lovelady State Bank, P. O. Box 220, Lovelady, Texas 75851. Condolences for Mr. Sanders may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ESSIE B. (MAMA ESSIE) WALKER
Mrs. Essie B. (Mama Essie) Walker, age 96 of Grapeland passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Houston County Nursing Home. Mrs. Walker was born August 12, 1916 in Grapeland, Texas. Mrs. Walker was an employee of Community Memorial Hospital in Grapeland for many years and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grapeland. Survivors include her four sons Rev. George Walker and wife Nancy, of Houston, Rev. Billy Walker and wife Annette, of Marshall, Deacon Rickey Walker Sr. and wife Marilyn, of Grapeland and Dean Walker and wife Donna, of Nacogdoches; one daughter-in-law Willie Bell Walker, of Nacogdoches; one sister-in-law Betty Walker, of San Antonio; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her parents; husband of 63 years and 9 months Eligha Walker Sr.; two daughters; two sons Rev. Eligha Walker Jr. and Elroy Walker; one grandson Clarence Walker; one brother Roger Conner; and one sister Mildred Tanner. Funeral Services for Mrs. Essie B. Walker were held Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Grapeland. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Condolences for Mrs. Walker may be left at online obituaries www.walkerandwalkerfh.com. Walker & Walker Funeral Home

EVERETT D. HAWHEE
Mr. Everett D. Hawhee, age 81, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in the Houston County Nursing Home. Mr. Hawhee was born March 21, 1932 in Wewoka, Oklahoma and had lived in Crockett for the past 14 years. Mr. Hawhee was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict as a Staff Sergeant. Mr. Hawhee was a member of the Crockett Lions Club and Airlines Flight Association. Mr. Hawhee had worked as the Director of Quality Control for Southwest Airlines where he retired after many years of service. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett. Survivors include his wife Sue Rains Hawhee, of Crockett; step-sons Jimbo Rains and wife Debbie and Rusty Rains and wife Sandra, all of Crockett; sister Martha Ann Gahagan and husband J. R., of Burkburnett; step-grandchildren Jim Casey Rains, Michael Rains, both of Houston and Jason Horton, of Grapeland; step-great-grandchildren Macie and Kolbi Horton. Preceded in death by his wife Jimmie Ruth Hawhee. Funeral Services for Mr. Everett D. Hawhee were held Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jerry House and the Rev. Patrick Evans. Interment followed in the Enon Cemetery in Alba. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Young at Hearts c/o First United Methodist Church, 701 E. Goliad Ave., Crockett, TX 75835. Condolences for Mr. Hawhee may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

FALBY JEWEL (FOXWORTH) CAIN
Mrs. Falby Jewel (Foxworth) Cain, age 85, went home to be with her heavenly Father and Savior on Monday, December 24, 2012. Mrs. Cain, along with her husband, Floyd, accepted Christ together while attending a Billy Graham crusade, and were baptized on that same day. Together, they established a solid Christian home. Their scripture to live by came from Joshua 24:15, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." They did just that, and did so faithfully. Photographs tell the story of five little girls all dressed-up, with hair curled and styled so perfectly, on their way to church. "Mother, a more fitting reference, will be used here to honor the memory of Mrs. Falby Cain. Mother was born on April 17, 1927, to Myrtie and Earl Foxworth, in Chester, a small east Texas town. Mother's parents were carving-out a nice life for themselves and their five children on their farm in Chester until the sudden tragic death of Mother's father when he was just thirty-one. Her family learned how to "make do" with meager resources available to them. Born out of necessity, Mother learned frugal and conservative life skills. As a WWII bride, she successfully applied those skills as a wife and homemaker. Driven by necessity, Mother mastered the art of sewing and ultimately became well known as a master seamstress. Every prom, recital, special occasion, and wedding dress required by each daughter was stitched carefully by Mother's hand. On one occasion, Mother took on the challenge of making a tent topper for a pop-up camper. That camper was used for many family vacations across the nation. Several of her daughters also mastered sewing, using that skill for money--making projects. Additionally, Mother became an awesome force in the area of money management, budgeting and accounting for every penny of Daddy's paycheck from Sinclair Refinery. Among Mother's things, a budget ledger was discovered that accounted for every penny. When Daddy had to work overtime, which took him away from home for long periods of time, Mother, as well as the five daughters, made picnic lunches and walked to the refinery perimeter fence to visit with him during his lunch break. Without a doubt, those picnics are among many memorable childhood events. Both Mother and Daddy made a formidable team, raising their daughters that came along , stair-step fashion--five little girls within a few years time. After our father was diagnosed with Alzheimers and needed constant care, Mother made the sacrificial decision to live with him at Houston County Nursing home. Their room there was turned into a welcoming, well-maintained haven where they spent the remainder of their lives. Mother and Daddy were well cared for there, far beyond what the family could want or imagine by loving and caring staff members. Although our beautiful and beloved mother will be missed, and could not possibly be replaced, we know that she is in a far better place alongside our father who loved her totally and unconditionally. Survivors include her five daughters and their husbands Sharon and Don Maxwell, of Spring, Janet and Ray Sales, of Crockett, Gail Parker, of Huffman, Joan and Luther Rogers, of Colmesneil and Jean and Ray Davis, of Mt. Home, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother Alton Foxworth and wife Aileen, of Sour Lake; sister Lorene Phillips, of Cleveland; sister-in-law Eva Foxworth, of Woodville. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years Floyd Cain; parents Earl and Emily Falby "Myrtie" Foxworth; brother O.Z. Foxworth and his son Bryan; brother Bobby Foxworth and his wife Bonnie; and infant great-great-grandson Kyle Hosch. Funeral Services for Mrs. Falby Jewel (Foxworth) Cain were held Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Cody Craig officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons Kenny and Spencer Hosch, David Sales, Glen Maxwell, Pat and Lee Bankey, and Ricky and Randy Davis and grandson-in-law Tyler Moore. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 W. 49th Street Room # G408, Austin, Texas 78756. Condolences for Mrs. Cain may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

FANNIE JACKSON
Mrs. Fannie Jackson, age 94 of Weches, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Jackson was born May 5, 1918 in Pine Springs and was a lifetime resident of Weches. Mrs. Jackson was a housewife and a member of the Belott Pentecostal Church. Survivors include her daughters Mittie Beaird, of Waco, Mary Burran, of Burrantown and Elizabeth Roark, of Nogalus Prairie; son Donald Ray Jackson, of Kennard; daughter-in-law Judy Jackson, of Glover Community; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband J. D. Jackson in 1995; and son John Jackson in 2005. Funeral Services for Mrs. Fannie Jackson were held Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Duane Mills officiating. Interment followed in the New Energy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Ave., Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for Mrs. Jackson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

FRANCES ANN SHUPAK
Mrs. Frances Ann Shupak, age 85 of Lovelady, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Shupak was born March 5, 1927 in Sweet Home, Lavaca County, Texas. In 1946, Frances married Frank Joe Shupak and they lived in the Houston area before retiring to Lovelady in 1981. Mrs. Shupak worked for Sears in Pasadena and retired with over 20 years of service. She was a member of the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church in Crockett and the Ladies Guild. Mrs. Shupak was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved her birds, gardening, reading and collecting cook books. She was very generous, kind and thoughtful to everyone. Survivors include her daughter Kathryn Ann Shupak Ash and husband Gilbert, of Houston; grandchildren Elizabeth Ann Ash DeLeon and husband Juan, of Houston and Angela Lynn Ash Steele and husband Shawn, of Spring; great-grandchildren Cash and Eleri DeLeon, of Houston, Kinsey, Garett, Cody and Cali Steele, of Spring; brothers and sisters Leo B. Janak and wife Elizabeth Petru, of Moulton; Dorothy Janak Picha, of Shiner, Edward Janak and wife Rose Hausmann, of Othello, Washington, Edwin Janak and wife Rosalie Knezek, of Conroe and Evelyn Janak Shupak and husband Thomas Louis, of Houston; sister-in-law Barbara Jalufka Janak, of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; special nephews Larry Shupak and wife Barbara and Rex Shupak, all of Lovelady. Preceded in death by her husband Frank Joe Shupak in 1993; father Nick A. Janak in 1985; mother Emillie (Millie) Dolezal Janak in 1974; infant brother George Benedict Janak; brother George Janak in 2003; and brother-in-law Roy Picha in 1986. Funeral Services for Mrs. Frances Ann Shupak were held Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church with Father Peter McGrath officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis of the Tejas Church Building Fund, 609 N. 4th Street, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Shupak may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

GERRI JO HALBERT MORGAN
Mrs. Gerri Jo Halbert Morgan, age 69 of Eagle Lake, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Wharton. Mrs. Morgan was born December 2, 1943 in Jacksonville, Texas to Joe Halbert and Gerry Halbert Koorney, who later moved to Crockett where Gerri Jo grew up. While at Crockett High School, Gerri Jo was a Twirler in the CHS Band, as well as a Band Officer, Sophomore Class Sec.-Treasurer, and Junior Class Vice-President. She and her family also belonged to First Methodist Church, Crockett. Survivors include her son Rod Adkins and wife Amy, of Eagle Lake; daughter Fawn Morgan West, of Hammond, Louisiana; and grandchildren Hunter Adkins, and Morgan, Marshall, and Marris West. Memorial Services for Mrs. Morgan was held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Father Ralph Morgan officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Crockett.

H. M. LEE
Mr. H. M. Lee, age 83 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mr. Lee was born September 27, 1929 in Laurel, Mississippi and had been living in Crockett. Mr. Lee was a past member of the Masonic Lodge and had worked as a machinist. He loved hunting, fishing and all things outdoors. Survivors include his son Kenneth A. Lee and wife Darlene, of Spring; daughter Molly King Yount and husband Danny, of Ratcliff; grandsons Rodger Lee, Jeffrey Lee. both of Spring, Jerimiah Mack, of Houston, Steven L. King, of Tomball and Dalton Yount, of Ratcliff; granddaughter Danielle Ennis and husband Dustin, of Ratcliff; great-granddaughters Madison, Cheyenne, Brooke and Darbi; sisters Polly Lee and husband Jerry and Mississippi, Shirley Pugh, all of Pascagoula, Mississippi; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Eddie Jean Lee; daughter Deborah Sue Lee; parents James Edward and Mary Estelle Lee; and five brothers and sisters. Memorial Services for Mr. H. M. Lee are pending. Condolences for Mr. Lee may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

HELEN GROUNDS ROLLO
Mrs. Helen Grounds Rollo, age 89 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. Mrs. Rollo was born March 9, 1923 in Houston County and had lived in Houston County since 1975. Mrs. Rollo was a retired manager of Town and Country Dry Cleaners and was a member of the Porter Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include her son Chris Rollo and wife Ellen, of Santa Fe; grandson Charlie Rollo and wife Carolyn, of Santa Fe; great-granddaughter Cecelia Rollo, of Santa Fe; brother Grady Grounds, Jr., of Porter Springs; sisters Mary Becvar, and Bettie Hines, both of Crockett; sister-in-law Jean Grounds, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her son Steven Rollo; granddaughter Morgan Rollo; parents Grady and Belle Grounds; brother Harold Grounds; and sister Vonnie Grounds Sheffield. Funeral Services for Mrs. Helen Grounds Rollo were held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Carl Standley officiating. Interment followed in the Latexo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Porter Springs Baptist Church. Condolences for Mrs. Rollo may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

IDA FAYE JOHNSON HARRINGTON ALLEN HIGGINS
Mrs. Ida Faye Johnson Harrington Allen Higgins, age 80 of Latexo, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett. Mrs. Higgins was born May 25, 1932 in Happy Holler in Houston County, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Houston County. Mrs. Higgins was retired having worked as a manager for Aldrich Abstract Company in Crockett. She had served as a Sunday school teacher for many years and was a member of the North Loop Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter Patsy Gilson and husband Danny, of Latexo; step-granddaughter Amber Martin; nieces Beverly Kay Gilmore and husband Darrell and Janet Lea Hopkins and husband Terry, all of Latexo; great-nephews Brian Jake Gilmore and Matthew Caleb Hopkins; great-great nephews Rustyn Gilmore and Jayce Gilmore; stepchildren Shirley Corry and Jimmy H. Higgins, Jr., both of Crockett, Linda Taylor and husband Perry, of Cold Springs, Mary Botkins and husband Bob, of Arizona, Angela Calvert, of Friendswood, Morris Murphy, Betty Maurice Smith, both of Palestine, Artice G. "Buddy" Allen and wife Jo Ann, of Elkins Lake and Linda Kay Cliburn and husband Jimmy, of Corpus Christi; special little friend Dakota Yrlas; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, step-great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her first husband Willie Henry "Bill" Harrington; son Billy Otis Harrington; second husband Artice G. Allen; third husband Jimmy Higgins; father Wesley Lee Johnson; mother Bertha Belle McQueen Johnson Holley; brother Leland Merle Johnson; and step-daughter Nelda Faye Stubbs. Funeral Services for Mrs. Ida Faye Johnson Harrington Allen Higgins were held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in the Latexo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004; American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Tx. 75904 or American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, Tx. 75284-0692. Condolences for Mrs. Higgins may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ILESTER "PEARL" REESE DEBOSE JOHNSON
Mrs. ILester "Pearl" Reese DeBose Johnson, age 72 of Marlin, Texas, formerly of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Mrs. Johnson was born in Houston October 28, 1940 and the daughter of the late L.T. Debose, Ernestine Debose, Charlie Mae Reese and Helen Jackson. Survivors include her son James Johnson (Donna), of Forney; daughter Margie Johnson Bailey (Frederick), of Rosebud; stepson Jonathon Johnson (Michelle), of Wylie; grand-children Sabrina Glasker, Donald Johnson, Brett Bailey, Brittany Bailey, Averi Johnson and Avyn Johnson; great-grand-children Amarion Hollie, Kirsten Stuart, Champion Bailey, Breon Lewis, Brayden Warner, Briah Warner, and Bra'Colby Warner; brothers Danny Debose (Willa), of Houson and Mathie Lee Jackson (Ethel); sisters Kathy King and Beverly Secssums (Oscar), all of Houston; special lifelong friends Bobbi Griffin, of Crockett, Mattie Broadus, Lottie Lofton, of Marlin, and Alma Barnes, of Palmdale, California. Preceded in death by her parents L.T. DeBose, Ernestine DeBose, Charlie Mae Reese and Helen Jackson; sisters Pearl Lester Reese and Yvonne Barker. Funeral Services for Mrs. ILester "Pearl" Reese DeBose Johnson will be held Saturday April 6, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Marlin Missionary Baptist Church, 507 Bennett, Marlin, Texas. Paul Funeral Home

INFANT AIDEN ALEXANDER REYES
Infant Aiden Alexander Reyes, age 5 months, of Livingston, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in the Livingston Medical Center. He was born July 13, 2012 in Livingston. Survivors include his mother Christine Parchman, of Livingston; father Michael Chance, of Crockett; brothers and sisters Lillian Padgett and Jasmine Proctor, of Livingston, Michael Chance II and Alexia Chance ,of Crockett; grandparents Sandra and Jeff Parchman, of Raywood and Carl Chance, of Crockett; great-grandmother Amy Parchman; uncles Casey Parchman and Scotty Parchman, both of Raywood; aunt Crystal Chance, of Crockett; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by his grandmother Wanda Chance. Graveside Funeral Services for Infant Aiden Alexander Reyes were held Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Kellum officiating. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ACE EDMOND "EDDIE, ED, BUFFALO" MYRICK
Mr. Ace Edmond "Eddie, Ed, Buffalo" Myrick, was born in Corpus Christi, Texas to Ace Curtis Myrick and Janie Omega Williams Myrick on December 14, 1941. Mr. Myrick grew up in and attended school in Sinton, Texas where he graduated in 1960. A multi-sport athlete he was drafted in the 1960 Spring Baseball draft. He chose to attended Rice University on a football scholarship and also played baseball. After a car accident side lined him briefly he transferred to Howard Payne Collage, Brownwood, Texas and played football. Having left part of three fingers in a South Texas Oil Field, he finished his undergraduate degree in December 1965. Mr. Myrick went to work at the Texas Youth Council Gatesville State Schools in 1966 as a teacher and a coach. After several unsuccessful professional football tryouts, Ace embarked on a progressive path of positions at several of the Gatesville units becoming a Unit Superintendant in 1969. He pursued his Masters Degrees and graduated with a Masters in Criminal Justice from the American Technological Institute now the University of Central Texas, Killeen, Texas and a Masters in Criminal Psychology from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. In 1971 he was made Unit Superintendant of the Mountain View School for Boys, where he participated in the Federal Juvenile Justice court case Turman vs. Morales. In 1974 Ace turned the Mountain View Unit over to the Texas Department of Corrections where he stayed on as the first Chief of Security assisting to reopen the facility in 1975 and established the Windham School District there. In between institutional stints he returned to working in the oil fields of South and South Central Texas. In 1977 he became the Assistant Superintendant of the Giddings State School. Through out his TYC career he moved around to apply his talents where needed. His travels took him to the West Texas Children's Home, Crockett State School, Brownwood State School, and finally the Central Office in Austin. A consummate champion for despondent children and an advocate for the downtrodden, he applied his passion to help others with a direct style of discipline and perseverance. Retiring in 1993 Ace pursued life long hobbies of fishing, hunting, and story telling. He enjoyed cooking, dancing, and most of all the company of others. Mr. Myrick was a member of the Sinton Masonic Lodge 1012, Sinton, Texas, the Texas Sheriffs Association, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Granite Shoals, Texas. Survivors include his son Ace Riede Myrick and wife Tasha, of Giddings; two grandchildren Macey and Laiken Myrick, of Giddings; mother-in-law Josephine Haynes, of Brady; sister Janet Smith, of San Antonio; brother Curtis Myrick and Linda, of Burnet; sister-in-law Joyce Appleton, of Eden; brother-in-law Byron Haynes and wife MaryAnn, of Angleton; brother-in-law Garland Haynes and wife Jan, of San Angelo; dear friend Kathy Pietsch, of Giddings; 14 nephews and nieces, numerous cousins, extended family and other dear friends. Preceded in death by his wife Marilyn Ann Haynes Myrick; son Ryan Edmond Myrick; parents Ace Curtis Myrick and Janie Omega Williams Myrick; father-in-law Noel Haynes; and brothers-in-laws Haywood Smith and Edward Appleton. Memorial Services for Mr. Ace Edmond "Eddie, Ed, Buffalo" Myrick were held Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at The Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church in Buchanan Dam, Texas with the Rev. Sam Crosby officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery in Brady, Texas. The family has requested that Memorial Contributions be made to The Susan G. Komen Research For the Cure of Breast Cancer, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309. Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home

ADDIE BELL BARTEE
Mrs. Addie Bell Bartee, age 85 of Lovelady, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Brazoria. Mrs. Bartee was born May 22, 1927 in Pearson Chapel and was a resident of Lovelady since 1999. Mrs. Bartee was retired having worked for Sears and Roebuck and attended the Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Wanda and Travis Wooten, of Brazoria and Carolyn and Billy Umfrid, of Houston; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; other friends and relatives. Preceded in death by her husband W. J. Bartee; son Joe Ed Bartee; and grandson Duane Carter. Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Addie Bell Bartee were held Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Creek Cemetery with Bro. Jamie Allee officiating. Condolences for Mrs. Bartee may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ALBERT FLANAGAN
Mr. Albert Flanagan, age 72 of Crockett, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 in Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett. Mr. Flanagan was born September 2, 1940 in Houston County and was a lifetime resident of this area. He was retired from Texas Department of Corrections as a maintenance supervisor. Mr. Flanagan was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam Era. He was also a member of the Georgia Camp Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Barbara Flanagan, of Crockett; son Kevin Flanagan and wife Rhonda, of Chicago, IL; grandchildren Kyle Flanagan, of Seattle, Washington, Christopher Flanagan, of Beaumont, Dustin Crawford, of Nacogdoches, Kyndall Flanagan and Kamryn Flanagan, both of Chicago, Illinois; brothers Rick Flanagan and wife Terry Lyn, of Mt. Vernon and Larry Flanagan and wife Brenda, of Crystal Beach; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Bill and Edna Flanagan; sister Barbara Monk; and brothers Bill Flanagan Jr. and John Flanagan. Funeral Services for Mr. Albert Flanagan were held Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment followed in the New Energy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 West Frank Ave Lufkin, TX 75904. Condolences for Mr. Flanagan may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ALTA LAVONNE PETTY SMITH
Mrs. Alta Lavonne Petty Smith, age 83 of Crockett, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 in the Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett. Mrs. Smith was born September 7, 1929 in the Creek Community and had lived in Crockett. Mrs. Smith was retired having worked as a secretary for the First Assembly of God Church in Deer Park. Survivors include her aunt Joyce McGill; uncle John Petty and wife Betty; numerous cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Earl Smith in September 2000; parents Claude and Sallie Petty; brother Elvin LeRoy Petty; and grandparents Ruff and Cora Petty and Dan and Mollie McDougald. Funeral Services for Mrs. Alta Lavonne Petty Smith were held Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences for Mrs. Smith may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ANDREW J. MACLEOD
Mr. Andrew J. MacLeod, peacefully passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 in his home at Emerald Pointe in Cedar City, Utah just 20 days before his 93 birthday. Jack, as he was known to all, was born to Sarah Dillard Sutton McLeod and her husband William Alexander McLeod on March 23, 1920 in the small East Texas town of Alto. Born prematurely, he was placed in a small box close to the fire for warmth, and tended to by his much older sister until his mother was well enough to care for him herself. The youngest boy in a large family, Jack was mostly relegated to helping his mother with the cooking while his older brothers helped in the fields. Here he developed a passion for food and cooking that would stay with him the rest of his life. He attended school in Liberty Hill, Texas and went to High School at Glover High School. His first job was helping one of his older brothers deliver bread in Huntsville. When WWII came along, He followed his brothers into the service, and enlisted in the US Army in September of 1939. He served first in Troop B, of the 12th Mounted Cavalry, which was later converted to an infantry unit. While in training in Fort Bliss, TX, Jack came down with the measles. While in the base hospital he fell in love with a pretty army nurse, Gladys Titcomb, and married her after just a month of courtship, on April 10th, 1942. Jack and Gladys remained married until Gladys's death in January of 2008. Shortly after marriage, He was sent overseas to be part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy under Gen. Patton. He saw action in both the European and Asian theaters. After the war was over, he came home, joined National Guard, worked in father-in-law's business and went to Culinary Institute of America on the GI bill. After graduation Jack became a chef at the Winthrup Arms Resort on the beach in Massachusetts in what was then a posh resort community. At the start of the Korean War, Jack was called back into active duty and put into the new Air Force. He served in the this branch of the service until mid-1952 with the primary task of setting up new and reactivated base kitchens all over the U.S. and Europe. Stationed on Long Island, NY, Jack and Gladys could find no place to live; the housing market had been flooded by newly returned military men after the end of WWII. So, He borrowed money, bought a few acres of woods, and parked a trailer on it for his family to live in. Soon other service families joined them and they quickly had a trailer park. From that small business grew a real estate business that owned commercial properties in several states. In 1959 Gladys and Jack semi-retired to the San Diego area of California, where they still dealt in real estate but at a much slower pace. Always a Texan, He missed his home state, and in 1961 he and Gladys bought a small ranch just a few miles from where he was born. The couple split their time between California and East Texas until the traveling became too much for them. They chose to live in Texas until 2001 when with their children's help, they moved to Cedar City, Utah to be near their daughter. Both Jack and Gladys loved to travel. They took many driving trips to Mexico with their children, as well as journeys all around this country. They also traveled in Europe and the Orient. Jack was a long time member of the Rotary Club and attended meetings all over the world during his travels. He was also active for many years in the MHDNA and was their regional governor for a 9 state region. He was a devout Christian, a deacon in his church; and was a lifetime member of the Liberty Hill Methodist Church in Liberty Hill, Texas. He attended church services where ever he lived; and even started services for the troops while stationed overseas, conducting them himself when no chaplain was available. He and Gladys donated the land for the Calvary Baptist Church, in Riverhead NY, and helped many other ledgling churches. They also supported several missionary groups. His biggest passions in life were his family, friends and food. He never met a stranger and Gladys often complained he'd stop and talk to the lamp post if no one else was around! He often brought home lonely service men home from church or even the bus stop! He loved to entertain with BBQs and domino parties; to go fishing or camping with his children and grandchildren; and to garden. He loved to grow the perfect tomato and present it to you at the table exclaiming over its size and perfection; or to put together an experimental marinade for an exquisitely broiled steak. When his children were young, he baked and decorated one of a kind cakes for their parties. He read cookbooks like other people read murder mysteries, and had a big collection of them. His food was never just put on a plate; it was "presented" complete with garnish. He was a hard act to follow. Yet, his favorite foods were those he grew up with; pan fried corn bread, greens, peas, okra, and lots of peppers and hot sauce washed down with plenty of iced tea! He had a great wit and loved a good joke. Up until the day he left us Jack, kidded with his nurses, and plied friends with his stories. He loved to talk and could spin a good tale in the old southern tradition. His grandchildren grew up knowing the renowned lobsters of Maine were from ancient pods herded up from the Texas Gulf by Pecos Bill. Bill and that a wily coyote by name of Limber Lou was responsible for a lot of the shenanigans that happened in East Texas. Survivors include his son Myron MacLeod ( wife Kathy), of Rancho Santa Fe, California; daughter Sara Wolff (husband Lonnie), of Cedar City, Utah; five grandsons Eric Ecuyer, of Homestead, Florida; Robert Ecuyer, of South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Andrew MacLeod, of San Francisco, Califonia, Justin Couch ( wife Erin ), of Portland, Oregon and Jamie Couch, of Park City, Utah; many nieces and nephews and their families. Preceded in death by the love of his life, Gladys, to whom he was married for 66 years, until her death. He was the last remaining member of his immediate family. Funeral Services for Mr. Andrew J. MacLeod were Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Liberty Hill Methodist Church. Military Graveside followed in the Augusta Cemetery. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ANN ASHBY JONES
Ms. Ann Ashby Jones, age 66 of La Coste, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at home. Ms. Jones was born April 26, 1946 in Crockett, Texas. She was a graduate of Hudson High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. Ms. Jones worked as a financial planner at Texas A&M University for many years. She was an Arborist and loved animals. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Diann Taylor (Arnold Saenz), of Dunlay, Gail Taylor, Brian Taylor (Faye), and Joshua Ashby-Jones (Courtney Ann), all of San Antonio; nine grandchildren Brandon Ashby Taylor (Richelle Ramos), Cheyann Saenz, A. J. Saenz, Nawal Taylor, Sahara Taylor, Elaria Taylor, Ethan Bauer, Emily Bauer, and Alexander Ashby-Jones; great-grandchildren Mallori Taylor, and Devin Taylor; brother Judge Ronald L. Wilson, of Alvin; sister Dorothy W. Walker, of Athens; nephews James Walker and John Walker; nieces Donna Wilson. Preceded in death by her parents Joe Blum Ashby and Francis Lucille Sterling Ashby. The family will hold a private memorial service. Condolences for Ms. Jones may be left at online obituaries www.tondre-guinn.com. Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home

ARLENE CHRISTINE NELSON LARUE
Mrs. Arlene Christine Nelson LaRue, age 82 of Austonio, quietly passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 in her home. Mrs. LaRue was born June 27, 1930 in Hillman, Minnesota and married Thomas W. LaRue (T. W.) in 1948 and moved to Austonio in 1959 where she raised 4 children and 1 grandson, loosing one son in 1977, Thomas LaRue III. Mrs. LaRue was a member of the Austonio Baptist Church, Austonio Volunteer Fire Department where she served as the treasurer for 30 years and was very active in her community helping where she was needed and anyone needing help. Mrs. LaRue was active in 4-H, she cooked at the Austonio school, drove a bus for several years, kept a small farm running and instilled love of family, ethics and hard work in her children. She touched the lives of everyone she met and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Thomas W. (T.W.) LaRue of Austonio; daughter, Barbara LaRue of Austonio; sons, Michael LaRue and wife, LuAnn of Raytown, Missouri, Charles Dean LaRue and wife, Vickie of Austonio; grandson, Kevin Tilley and wife, Aimee of Kansas City, Missouri; five step grandchildren, Christy Stewart and Thomas Collier, Zaine, Charlie, and Jon Potts; fifteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; best friends, Maurine Fiveash, Jerry Allen, Billy Doyle, Margie Lundy and Jean Pugh; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, James H. L. Nelson and Margrete Schroeder Nelson; and son, Thomas LaRue III. Funeral Services for Mrs. Arlene Christine Nelson LaRue were held Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Austonio Baptist Church with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Austonio Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences for Mrs. LaRue may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ARNOLD STARR
Mr. Arnold Starr, age 69 of Kennard, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 in the Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. Mr. Starr was born January 26, 1943 in Houston County and was a resident of Kennard all of his lifetime. Mr. Starr had worked as a logging contractor. He enjoyed fishing on the river, hog hunting and his hunting dogs. Survivors include his daughter Shannon Harrison and husband Will, of Kennard; uncles Oscar Starr, of Elkhart and Benjamin Starr and wife Angela, of Channelview; aunts Evelyn Young, of Palestine and Ione Lou Gottlich, of Gulf Port, Mississippi; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Adelia Starr; and brother James Starr. Funeral Services for Mr. Arnold Starr were held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in the Corinth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the Houston County Cancer Support Group, c/o First Community Bank, P. O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Starr may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ASA LEE TURNER
Mr. Asa Lee Turner, loving husband, devoted father and self made man, age 52 of Houston, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 in the Hermann Memorial City Hospital in Houston. Mr. Turner was born May 13, 1960 in Houston, Texas where he had lived all of his lifetime. Mr. Turner was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was an electrician and he enjoyed drawing, playing with his children, and had a silent artistic ability for privileged to enjoy. Survivors include his mother Joyce Alfred Turner, of Pearsons Chapel; sisters Wanda Murray and husband Steve, of Houston and Terri Lowman, of Pearsons Chapel; wife Veronica Van Arsdale, of Houston; children Eric Turner, Jacob Orville Turner and Jessica Joy Turner; step-children Brittani Van Arsdale and Joe Van Arsdale; aunt Peggy Copaus and husband C. A., of Kennard; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by his father Orville Turner; brother Orville Turner, Jr.; grandparents Cody and Comilla Turner and Lawrence L. and Maggie Alfred. Funeral Services for Mr. Asa Lee Turner were held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Turner may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HORTON
Mr. Benjamin Franklin Horton, age 94 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Horton was born April 19, 1918 in Noonday, Texas and had lived in Crockett for the past 17 years, previously living in Central Heights. Mr. Horton was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was retired from South West Petroleum where he worked in sales and was a member of the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church in Crockett. Survivors include his daughter Janet Baust and husband Mike, of Willis; granddaughter Julie Clark and husband Rodney, of Spring; grandsons Jeffrey Baust and wife Cynthia, of Fort Worth and Mike Baust and wife Pat, of Fresno, California; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Billie Jean Horton of Shreveport, Louisiana; numerous special nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors who went the extra mile to make his life as complete as possible. Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Lorna Rose Emma Horton; father Lolly Horton; mother Claudia Horton; brothers and sisters Fred Horton and wife Naomi, Nola Bea Echols and husband Marvin, Marie Jones and Johnny Horton. Funeral Services for Mr. Benjamin Franklin Horton were held Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Byers and the Rev. Dwayne Thornton officiating. Interment followed in the Sunset Cemetery in Nacogdoches. Condolences for Mr. Horton may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BESSEL L. (TED) ROBBINS
Mr. Bessel L. L. (Ted) Robbins, age 95 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Robbins was born November 11, 1917 in Crockett, in the Dixon Hopewell Community to Lee and Fisher Robbins. Mr. Robbins was a lifetime resident of Houston County and was actively involved in the community until his death. Mr. Robbins was retired from Vulcraft, a division of Nucor in 1983. After retirement he continued his community service as the first African-American member of the hospital board, voting precinct judge, booster club member, volunteer at the local nursing homes and was a member of Moon Light Lodge#57. Mr. Robbins served in the Army during World War II as a Sargent and finished his tour of duty 1945. Mr. Robbins accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church for 65 plus years and served faithfully until his death. He was the oldest living male member of his church. Survivors include his four children Dorothy Turner, Patricia Nelson, both of Houston, Paul Robbins, of Crockett and Debra Forward, of Houston; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters Natelia Prey and Esther Pace, both of Crockett; brother Warren Robbins, of Phoenix, Arizona. Preceded in death by his wife Wilsie Todd Robbins; parents Lee and Fisher Robbins; sisters Regina Baker, Henrietta Ellis; brothers Juliuis Robbins and Charles Robbins. Funeral Services for Mr. Bessel L. (Ted) Robbins will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Union Prairie Cemetery. Barkley Mortuary

BEVERLY "JEANE" BRYANT
Mrs. Beverly "Jeane" Bryant, age 77, of Grapeland, previously of Houston, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mrs. Bryant was born February 8, 1936 in Laredo, Texas and was a resident of Grapeland, formerly living in Houston. Mrs. Bryant was retired from Valero after many years of service and was a member of the Grace Street Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband Floyd "Toby" Bryant, of Grapeland; daughters Kathryn Wilson, of Jerusalem and Wanda Daniel and husband Ray, of Houston; sons Steven Bryant, of Grapeland and Derrick Bryant and wife Crystal, of Conroe; grandchildren Grace Wilson, Joe Wilson, both of Grapeland, Regina Campbell and husband Bill, of Arkansas, Thomas Rose, of United States Navy, Casey Bryant and wife Alexis, of United States Army Fort Hood, Chera Zwar and husband Jeremy, of Crockett, Tyler Bryant, of College Station, Haley Bryant, Jacob Bryant and Emily Bryant, all of Conroe; great-grandchildren Jacob, Bailey, Finley, Preston, Payton and Allison; brother Rick Mock and wife Nancy, of Katy; sisters Pam and Linda; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents O. R. and Lucille Mock; son-in-law Tom Rose. Funeral Services for Mrs. Beverly "Jeane" Bryant were held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grace Street Church of Christ with Mr. Rick Kelley officiating. Interment followed in the Morning Star Cemetery. Condolences for Mrs. Bryant may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BILLY E. SEXTON
Mr. Billy E. Sexton, age 74 of Lovelady passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Mr. Sexton was born August 22, 1938 in Houston County and was a lifetime resident of this area. He was a retired logging contractor and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his Ruby Faye Blakeley Sexton, of Lovelady; children Terry Lynn Luce, of Houston County Lake and Sharon Denise Sexton, of Lovelady; grandchildren William Andrew Moody, of Huntsville and Chelsea Nicole Moody, of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents W. J. "Block" and Evelyn Sexton; uncles Dennis, Charles and John "Peanut" Sexton, Elbert Lee Ellis, and Jack Ellis; aunts Mary Lou Welch, Sibyl Beeson and Jewell Barnhill. Funeral Services for Mr. Billy E. Sexton were held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. D. R. McNaughton officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. Online condolences for Mr. Sexton may be made to http://www.callawayallee.com/ Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

 

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