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Houston County Courier - Obituaries
For the Week of October 14, 2007 - October 21, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Mrs. Abbie Lee Bridges, age 94 of Grapeland, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2007 at the East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. Mrs. Bridges was born February 2, 1913 in Anderson County to Bruce James and Beulah Bennett James. Mrs. Bridges was a member of the Grapeland First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bridges was a farmer’s housewife.
Survivors include her two grandchildren Selena Jo Cryer and William Bridges, both of Grapeland; four great-grandchildren Cieja Cryer and Joe Cryer, of Grapeland, Sam Bridges and Dalton Bridges, of Ill.; and two great- great-grandchildren Haylee Jo Cryer and Micah Cryer, both of Grapeland; and two nieces: Samantha Baker, of Henderson and Grace Towery, of Grapeland.
Preceded in death by her parents Bruce James and Beulah Bennett James; husband William Clarence Bridges; son Joe Billie Bridges; sister Cora Mae Estes; and brothers Otha James and Marvin James. 
Graveside Services for Mrs. Abbie Lee were held Wednesday, October 17, at 3:00 p.m. in Parker Cemetery with Dr. Jack Shoultz and the Rev. Bill Denham officiating. 
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Mr. David Madison Dailey, Sr., age 72 Snellville, GA passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2007. Mr. Dailey was a graduate of Oklahoma A&M earning a BS in Forestry in 1957. After graduation he began a career with the U.S. Forest Service in Florida. Mr. Dailey was later transferred to Lufkin where he met and married Richie Burks in 1962. Mr. Dailey’s career with the USFS spanned more than 42 years including service in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and New Mexico. Mr. Dailey retired in January, 1998 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Dailey served as a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Lilburn.
Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Richie Dailey, of Snellville, Ga.; Son and Daughter-in-Law, David, Jr. and Nancy Dailey, of Loganville, Ga.; two grandchildren Matthew Tyler Dailey and Jonathan David Dailey, both of Loganville; sister and brother-in-Law Diane and Charles Kolar, of St. Louis, Mo.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. David Madison Dailey Sr. will be held on Friday, October 19, at 2:00 p.m. at the Tom M. Wages Chapel in Snellville. Interment will follow in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. www.wagesfuneralhome.com
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Mrs. Gladys Corbitt, age 82 of Houston, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2007 at her residence in Houston. Mrs. Corbitt was born June 7, 1925 in Houston County and had lived most of her lifetime in the Houston area. Mrs. Corbitt was a homemaker and a member of the Gulf Meadows Church of God.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law July Panciera and Sergio, of Houston, Linda Spearman, of Tomball, Debra Mattes and Art, of Houston; grandchildren Kim Keilers and husband David, of Tomball, Grant Spearman and wife Traci, of Tomball, Gary Panciera and wife Maggie, of Dickinson, Rick Mattes and wife Stephanie, of Houston, Angela Pasquale and husband Jeff of Manvel; great-grandchildren Brandon and Cameron Keilers, Tyler, Emily and Wesley Spearman, Charity, Corbi and Faith Panciera, Chelsea and Craig Mattes, Ella Pasquale; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband Frank Corbitt; daughter Frankie Gonzales; son-in-law Grant Spearman; sister Louise English; and brother Henry Morgan.
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Corbitt were held Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Terry Gibson officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery.
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Mr. James Douglas Allison, Sr., age 78 of Houston County Lake, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2007 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mr. Allison was born January 2, 1929 in Eagle Mountain, Texas and had been living at the Houston County Lake for the past 25 years. Mr. Allison played football for Freeport High School where he was named All State Line Backer. Mr. Allison was a 60-year member of the I. B. E. W. Local #716 and the N. R. A. Mr. Allison was retired having worked as an electrician and was also a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Allison was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a knife and gun collector.
Survivors include his children Sue Griffin, of Crawford, Kitty Hilton and husband John Engstrom, of West Minister, Calif. and Doug Allison and wife Diana, of Houston; step-children Mac Casey and wife Peggy, of Danbury, Terry Casey and wife LaBonne, of West Columbia; grandchildren Jimmy Griffin and wife Ramey, Allison Engstrom and J.D. Allison III; great-grandchild Rikki Griffin; step-grandchildren Christopher Casey, Kimberly Ahrens and husband Brad, Megan Phillips and husband Colt, Elizabeth Casey, Mark Hamilton; step-great-granddaughters Laynee Williams, Jillian Williams; sister Evelyn Ferris, of Fort Worth; number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his wife Betty Allison; and parents Dee and Mamie Allison.
Memorial Services for Mr. James Douglas Allison, Sr. was held Saturday, October 20, at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Doug Allison officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the N. R. A., 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.
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Miss Lillie Belle Stubblefield, age 96, of Jacksonville, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2007 in Jacksonville Hospital. Miss Stubblefield was born January 23, 1911 in Kennard to Albert Stubblefield and Carrie Gail Stubblefield. Miss Stubblefield was a seamstress and a member of Beall Chapel Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
Survivors include her sister Frances Albright and husband John, of Jacksonville; and several cousins.
Preceded in death by her parents Albert Stubblefield and Carrie Gail Stubblefield; and brother Willie Franklin Stubblefield.
Graveside Services for Miss Lillie Belle Stubblefield will be held Monday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m. in the Old City Cemetery in Jacksonville with Bro. Ken McEachern officiating.
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Mrs. Minnie Ola Duncan, age 93 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Duncan was born February 28, 1914 in Pennington and was a lifetime resident of Houston County. Mrs. Duncan was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include daughter Louise Page and husband Walter, of Crockett; sons John Duncan and wife Wanda, of Magnolia, Earl Duncan and wife Becky, of Apple Springs; grandchildren Belinda Page, of Pollok, Theressa Page Ashworth and husband Royce, of Little Centerville, Darrell Duncan and wife Terri, of Magnolia, Darwin Duncan and wife Mary, of Katy, Chris Duncan and wife Cheryln, of Katy, Leisa Rogers and husband Dewayne, of Apple Springs, Genni Kelso and husband Troy, of Llano, Karren Mahaney and husband Ken, of Porter Springs; 21 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband John Henry Duncan; daughter Mammie Ann Shelton; granddaughter Barbara Baker; parents B. F. and Ida Davis; sisters Ida May Hambrick, Elsie Anderson and Ruth Thornton; and brothers Carl Davis and Arthur Davis.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Minnie Ola Duncan were held Monday, October 15, at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. James Whittlesey officiating.  Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Evergreen Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 525, Crockett, TX. 75835 or Nogalus Calvary Baptist Church.
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Mrs. Rosie Jennings Kleypas, age 74 of Texas City passed away Friday, October 11, 2007 at The Cottages of Clear Lake, after a long journey through Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Kleypas was born February 20, 1933 in Trinity to Edward T. and Ollie Mae Riddle. A loving mother and nanny, she will be forever cherished and missed.
Survivors include her children Dennis Jennings, Thresa Jennings McClellen and husband Charles and Linda Jennings Rogers, all of Texas City; loving sister Mickie Jones, of Texas City; brother Robert Roddle and wife Pat, of Wyo.; grandchildren Jennifer Jennings Silberisen and husband Harold, Tim McClellen and wife Amy, Breanne Rogers, Ryan McClellen, Jason Jennings and Kasey Rogers; great-grandchildren Clay Jennings, Austin Silberisen and Madison McClellen; step-daughters Lisa Kleypas, Suzanne Kleypas and Sara Barber.
Preceded in death by her husband William E. Kleypas; and parents Edward T. and Ollie Mae Riddle.
Graveside Services for Mrs. Rosie Jennings Kleypas will be held Monday, October 15, at 2:00 p.m. in the Corinth Cemetery in Kennard.
Memorials may be sent to the Bay Area SPCA 3000 Avenue R. San Leon, TX. 77539 in memory of Little Man.

Mr. William Edward “Pete” Hammons, age 63 of Belott, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Hammons was born in Houston County on February 13, 1944 to Bill and Lucille Hammons, the youngest of three children. Mr. Hammons retired from Southwestern Bell after 38 years of service beginning in Houston 1964 and ending in Nacogdoches in 2002.
Mr. Hammons was a graduate of Kennard High School and was a member of the Board of Trustees for Kennard ISD for many years. Mr. Hammons loved being a part of helping children succeed academically and athletically. He was a great fan of high school sports. Mr. Hammons loved hunting, fishing, flying his airplane and traveling. Mr. Hammons favorite pastime was spending time with family, friends, and beloved grandsons, Dyllan and Gable.
Mr. Hammons was a member of the First Baptist Church, Grapeland where he served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher. Mr. Hammons worked with the volunteers at Crockett State School as a bible study teacher and participated in epithany.
Mr. Hammons was a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Pete loved people and touched many lives with his smile, his humor, and his generosity.
Survivors include his loving wife Deloris; son Heath; grandsons Joshua Dyllan and Brandon Gable; sister Joyce Priddy, of Gladewater; brother John Hammons and wife Sue, of Belott; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.
Funeral Services for Mr. William Edward “Pete” Hammons were held Friday, October 19, at 1:00 p.m at the First Baptist Church in Grapeland with Bro. David Bradley and Bro. Charles Pyle officiating. Interment followed in New Energy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 283, Grapeland, TX. 75844.
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