Houston County Courier - Obituaries
For the week of September 21, 2008 - October 5, 2008
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company

Mr. Albert Lee “Cotton” Kilpatrick, age 82 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Kilpatrick was born August 4, 1926 in Houston County, Texas and was a resident of Houston County most of his lifetime. Mr. Kilpatrick was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Kilpatrick was retired having worked as a bulldozer operator and attended the North Loop Baptist Church.
Survivors include his children Danny Dise and wife Helen, of Crockett, Natha Dillon and husband Douglas, of Conroe, Dovie Turner and husband John Olan, of Latexo, Melba Lowery and husband John, of Grapeland, Sonny Lee Kilpatrick, of Crockett; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Melba Newman, of Grapeland; brother Obie Kilpatrick, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his son Alan Kilpatrick in 2000.
Funeral Services for Mr. Albert Lee “Cotton” Kilpatrick were held Tuesday, September 23, at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Harkins officiating. Military graveside services were held at 12:00 p.m. in the Elm Town Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

Mrs. Dorothy Marie Rains, age 80 of Crockett, passed away Friday, September 19, 2008 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Rains was born March 30, 1928 in St. Martinsville, Louisiana and was a resident of Crockett for many years. Mrs. Rains was a homemaker and a member of the Harvest Church.
Survivors include her children Dave Duwaine Rains and wife Patty, Don Marshall Rains and wife Carolyn, Michael Neal Rains and wife Kathy, all of Crockett and Marilyn K. Turner and husband Johnny, of Latexo; grandchildren Jeremy Rains and wife Kristy, Jason Rains and wife Candace, Jessica Murff and husband Heath, of Crockett, Trey Rains and wife Jenny, of Huntsville, Tara Lee Faye and husband Bryan, of Spring, Ashley Currie and husband Bradley, of Kennard, Heather Turner, of Latexo, Shelley Rains, of Conroe, Bradley Rains and wife Annabelle, of San Antonio and Colby Rains, of Crockett; great-grandchildren Devin Austin Rains, Kyle Stanley Murff, Colton Wayne Rains, Lexi Flowers, all of Crockett, Kaden Bradley Edwin Rains, of San Antonio, Mason Faye, of Spring, Sam Mitchell Rains, of Huntsville and Will Faye, of Spring; sister Doris Wolf and husband Arthur, of Palestine; brother James Theriot, of St. Martinsville, La.; mother-in-law Ada Bell Rains, of Crockett; loving sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of special friends
 Preceded in death by her husband Dave Edwin Rains; parents Moise and Cecile Theriot; and brother Horace Theriot.
 Funeral Services for Mrs. Dorothy Marie Rains were held Monday, September 22, at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jim Tom Ainsworth and the Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating.  Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

Mr. George Robert Patton, age 56 of Fort Worth, passed away September 20, 2008 in the Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth. Mr. Patton was loved and cherished by all of his family and friends. Mr. Patton was known as a man who always had a smile on his face and always a willingness to help others. Mr. Patton was born in Clute, Texas on January 1, 1952 and resided in Fort Worth for 15 years. Mr. Patton proudly served in the United States Marine Corp and was currently employed at the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Patton will be greatly missed by all.
Survivors include his sister Kay Preuss, of Arcola; brothers Kenneth Patton and wife Sylvia, of Fulshear, Tommy Patton and wife Linda, of Rosharon; and their extended families; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends who cherished him.
Preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Oma Lee Patton.
Funeral Services for Mr. George Robert Patton were held Wednesday, September 24, at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ray Patton officiating. Military graveside services followed in the Conner Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department, 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76196.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

Mrs. Helen Golden O’Neal, age 83 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2008 in the Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin. Mrs. O’Neal was born January 5, 1925 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and was a resident of Crockett since 1999. Mrs. O’Neal was a homemaker and loving mother of five children. Mrs. O’Neal was a former member of the D. A. R.  and was also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her children John Robert O’Neal and wife Jeanette, of Rockwall, Michael O’Neal and wife Janice of Edmond, Okla., Anita Messer and husband Steve, of Fort Smith, Ark., Douglas O’Neal and wife Paula, of Groves and Peggy Wilhite and husband Carl, of Crockett; grandchildren Shannon Terry and husband James, of Rockwall, Jennifer Beckman and husband Michael, of Fort Worth, Helen Clary and husband Kyle, of Burlington, N. C., Christopher Wilhite and wife Paige, of Muskogee, Okla., Kathryn Dunham and husband Gib, of New York City, N.Y., Kevin O’Neal and Monica, Guthrie, Okla., Brent Messer and wife Natasha, of U.S. Navy, Portland, Blake Messer and wife Laura, of Broken Arrow, Okla., Michael Messer and wife Katie of Broken Arrow, Okla., Christina Babineaux and husband Neil, of Beaumont, Michelle O’Neal of Groves and Margaret Tuggle and husband Stephen, of Crockett; great-grandchildren  Autumn and John Charles Terry, Brianna, Ben and Mark Beckman, Parker and Peyton Clary, Reece Dunha, Savannah O’Neal, Carson Messer, Bailey Stout, Addison and Avery Wilhite and Meredith and Joseph Tuggle; sisters Joyce Clark and husband Dr. Charles Clark, of Corpus Christi; niece Susan Barham, of Corpus Christi, Le Jeune Whitworth and husband Carlton, of Laredo; nephews Jim, Eddie and Steve Whitworth, of Laredo; sister-in-law Leola Powell, of College Station; niece Noli Foose, of Arlington; nephew Don Powell and wife Mary Jo, of College Station; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by her husband J. R. “Bob” O’Neal; brother John Powell; and sister Genevieve Parker.
Funeral Services for our beloved “Mammy,” Mrs. Helen Golden O’Neal were held Wednesday, October 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Gibson and Bro. Jerry Roch officiating. Graveside Funeral services were held Thursday, October 2, at 10:00 a.m. in the Sea Side Memorial Park in Corpus Christi.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 210 S. 8th Street, Crockett, TX 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

Mrs. Inez H. Clark, age 95 of Georgetown, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at her residence. Mrs. Clark was born June 11, 1913 to John Tillman and Minnie Belle (Dodson) Hodges in the small community of Plemmons, TX. Mrs. Clark married Ernest E. Clark, Jr. and set out in her life’s work of being a homemaker to her family. A devoted mother and grandmother, she delighted in watching her family grow and prosper.
Mrs. Clark enjoyed a good game of Bridge and many other tabletop games with her family and friends. She appreciated nature and its beauty especially birds. In her later years she found time to travel abroad with tour groups to England, Scotland, and other destinations. She moved to Georgetown to be near her loving family.
Survivors include her daughter Toni Edwards and husband William H. Pierce, of Georgetown; grandchildren Beth Edwards, of Ft. Worth, A. Joe Edwards, Jr. and wife Krystal, of Ft. Worth, Jennifer L. Pierce, of Bellevue, Neb.; precious great-granddaughter Jessye Corine Edwards, of Ft. Worth; nieces and nephews Thelma (Doolie) Snow, of Sevierville, Tenn., Gene Scott and wife Connie, of Amarillo, Billie June Wilson, of Austin, Mary Avis Smith, of Mineral Wells, Dovie Barrett and husband Les, of Canyon, J.T. Martin and wife Dorothy, of Lampasas, Charles Martin, of Temple, Hodges L. Martin, M.D., and wife Eun Ju, of Austin, John Greer, of Conroe, Lucia A. Hodges, of Pflugerville, John Ernest Hodges, of Austin, Daniel D. Hodges and wife Dinnah, of Lampasas, Christine Hodges and husband Les, of Liberty Hill and Rebecca Turner and husband Tom, of New Castle, Wash.
Preceded in death by her husband Ernest in 1968; four sisters Sarah H. Scott, Mary H. Martin, Nora Rebecca H. Greer, and Anne Elizabeth H. Stanford; brothers John Mitchell Hodges and Cal Hodges.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Inez H. Clark were held Saturday, September 27, at 11:00 a.m. in The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown with the Rev. Dr. Steven R. Rottgers officiating. Interment will take place at a later time in Five Mile Cemetery in Dallas.
The family suggests contributions, in lieu of flowers, be made in Inez’s name to: Cancer Society of Texas, 2433-A Bridgeport Dr., Austin 78754. Georgetown Animal Shelter, 110 Walden Rd., Georgetown 78626, or The International Cat Association, 306 E. Jackson St., Harlingen 78550.
The Gabriels Funeral Chapel

Ms. Mary Etta Carter, age 71 of Magazine, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2008 in her home in Magazine. Ms. Carter was born August 21, 1937 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Louis A. and Sibyl (Rogers) Faihtinger.
Ms. Carter was retired from Wal-Mart and was a waitress. Ms. Carter was a member of the First Baptist Church in Magazine, Arkansas and the First Baptist at Rolling Hills in Catoosa, Oklahoma.
Survivors include her four daughters Louise Tullos, of Crockett, Donnie Whitehead, of Magazine, Ark., Susie Bridgewater, of Jenks, Okla., and Sharron Baker, of Tulsa, Okla.; two sons Wade Carter and Brian Carter, both of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister Grace McCullough, of Stockton, Calif.; two brothers Donald Faihtinger and Bennie Faihtinger, both of Stockton, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; special friends Dorothy Harris, Deloris Watson and Betty Wallis.    
Preceded in death by her son Donald Baker; one granddaughter Sarah Wilson; one great-granddaughter Destiny Davis; two brothers James and Roger Faihtinger; and parents Louis A. and Sibyl (Rogers) Faihtinger.
Funeral Services for Ms. Mary Etta Carter were held Saturday, September 27, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Magazine, Arkansas. Interment followed in Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Waveland, Arkansas.
Pallbearers were Randy Whitehead, Matt Wright, Eddie Willis, Robbie Crowley, Jerry McClanahan, Jerry McClanahan II, James McClanahan and Bob Hubbard.
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Roberts Funeral Home

Mrs. Maxine Rogers Pyle, age 86, passed away Friday, September 19, 2008 in Houston. Mrs. Pyle was born June 6, 1922 in Douglass to Joseph Benjamin Rogers and OD Hamby Rogers.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Wayne E. Pyle; two daughters Annette Watson and husband Ted, of Austin, Donnie Sue Taylor, of Houston; two sons Larry Pyle and wife Nita, of Houston and Ronnie Pyle and wife Ann, of Pearland; eight grandchildren Larry Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Michael Wagisbach, Rhonda Dgan, Joey Pyle, Sonda Frament, Gerald Pyle and Benjamin Pyle; and five great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; twelve brothers and sisters; and two infants.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Maxine Rogers Pyle were held Tuesday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Weches Baptist Church in Weches.
O.T. Allen&Sons Funeral Home

Mrs. Wilma Vaden, age 89 of Robinson, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2008. Mrs. Vaden was born July 7, 1919 in Crockett to William Benjamin Nettles and Emma Etta (Erwin) Nettles. Mrs. Vaden attended school in Austonio and was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Vaden worked for the Moody Nursing Home for 10 years. Mrs. Vaden married Tommie Vaden on August 12, 1939 in Crockett.
Survivors include her two daughters Norma Conner and husband Dee, of Oglesby and Nina Leuschner and husband Alton, of Robinson; five sisters Lorene Eakin Wright, Betty Hester, Elizabeth Jackson Foster, Brenda Coleman, all of Crockett and Linda Michel, of Kilgore; two brothers Billy Nettles, of Cold Springs and Donald Nettles, of Crockett; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband Tommy Vaden; and granddaughter Donna Michele Hartzog.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Wilma Vaden were held Wednesday, September 24, at 2:00 p.m. at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr. in Waco with Mr. Wes Dixon officiating. Interment followed in Moody Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorial contribution may be made to Moody Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 25, Moody, TX. 76557.
Pecan Grove Funeral Home







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