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Houston County Courier - Obituaries

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ALOISE EVANS
Mrs. Aloise Evans, age 79 of Crockett, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 in the Houston County Nursing Home. Mrs. Evans was born October 12, 1932 in Porter Springs and was a resident of Crockett most of her lifetime. Mrs. Evans was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had owned and operated Discount Auto World and Evans Truck Terminal in Crockett for many years.  Mrs. Evans was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include her grandchildren Christina Evans, of Crockett, April Hansen and husband Casey, of Tyler, Tiffany Vickers and husband Jerrod, Brooke Evans and Megan Griffin and husband Ryan, all of Crockett; greatgrandchildren Colby, Jayden, Jakob, soon to be Nathan; sister Annie Lou Flasowski and husband Wallace, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband George Evans; son David Earl Evans; daughter Kathy Reed; parents Archie (Dud) and Verdie Freeman;  sisters Sallye Christian, Ola Starling, Alice Wolf; brother Archie (Sonny Boy) Freeman, Jr.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Aloise Evans were held Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating. Interment  followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. 
Condolences for Mrs. Evans may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ANNIE LOU FLASOWSKI
Mrs. Annie Lou Flasowski, age 73 of Crockett, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 in the Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Mrs. Flasowski was born September 22, 1938 in Trinity County and was a graduate of Pennington High School. She had lived all of her lifetime in Houston County. 
Mrs. Flasowski was an active member of the Houston County Cancer Support Group, member of the Silver Streakers, past member of the Garden Club and a past member and youth leader of the S. P. J. S. T. Mrs. Flasowski had been the owner of Wallace Garden Center and had also worked at Polk’s Department Store and the Crockett Phone Company.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Wallace C. Flasowski, Jr., of Crockett; daughter Brenda Flasowski, of Crockett; son Wallace Randy Flasowski III and wife Rhonda, of College Station; son Ricky Flasowski and wife Rhonda, of Crockett; grandchildren Wallace Wade Flasowski IV and wife Holly, of Nacogdoches, Lindsey Flasowski Naufal and husband Georges, of Sharjah, UAE, Jennie Rhenea Flasowski and Jessie Lynn Flasowski, both of Crockett; great-grandchildren Avery Grace Flasowski, Bowen Jay Flasowski and Elias Sami Naufal; brothers-in-law William “Bill” Flasowski and wife Paula, of Brenham and Justin Flasowski and wife Susie, of Brenham; sister-in-law Odelia Davidson, of Lubbock; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her father Archie “Dud” Freeman; mother Verdie Pervis Freeman; sisters Aloise Evans, Sallye Christian, Ola Starling and Alice Wolf; and brother Archie “Sonny Boy” Freeman, Jr.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Annie Lou Flasowski were held Thursday, August 30, 2012 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.     
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County Cancer Support Group c/o First Community Bank, P. O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas  75835.
Condolences for Mrs. Flasowski may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ANTHONY JONES
Mr. Anthony Jones, age 19 of Austonio, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012. Mr. Jones was born August 6, 1993 in Galveston and had lived in Austonio for the past 7 years.  From the time he was very young, He was always good at all that he tried and even though he was usually the smallest one he was never afraid to try.
He was always quick to cheer up and encourage those who were hurting or down. He was always able to make us laugh and smile. He was a beautiful person, inside and out. To say that he will be missed is a great understatement. We love you Anthony, more than words could ever say. 
Survivors include his Parents Edward and Stacy Jones; sisters Trinity Hope Jones, Quanah Anzuldua and Tama Jones; grandparents Mary and Ray Jones, of Austonio and Pat Heath, of Village Mills; many more aunts, uncles and cousins and loving friends.
A Memorial Service for Mr. Anthony Jones was held at Temple of Praise, 302 N. 4th Street Crocket, Texas (across the street from Brookshire Brother's) at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012 come as you are. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made at Citizen's National Bank, P. O. Box 1420, Crockett, Texas  75835 under Anthony's name. 
Condolences for Mr. Jones may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

AUGUST JANAK JR.
Mr. August Janak, Jr., age 65 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Mr. Janak was born February 12, 1947 in Houston County and was a lifetime resident of Crockett. Mr. Janak was retired having worked for H. E. B. and attended the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his brothers Charles Larry Janak and wife Cathy and Louis Wayne Janak, all of Crockett; nieces and nephews Darlin Mashel Janak, Reeve LaBorde, both of Houston, Charles Janak, of Conroe, Sharon Montgomery, of Lake Jackson and Chris Montgomery, of Houston; cousins Barbara Carroll, Cokie Tyer, both of Crockett, Marvin LaRue, Helen Perkins, both of Lovelady, Willie Howard, of Conroe, Kathryn Van Dyke and Jo Ann Van Dyke, both of Trinity. 
Preceded in death by his parents August and Emily Janak.
Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. August Janak, Jr. were held Monday, August 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Center Hill Cemetery with the Rev. John Goss officiating. 
Condolences for Mr. Janak may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BETTIE JEAN DRISKELL
Mrs. Bettie Jean Driskell, age 84 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 in the Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett. Mrs. Driskell was born March 15, 1928 in Crockett, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in the area. Mrs. Driskell was a housewife and a pie maker. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her children Harold Driskell and wife Jenny, of Crockett and Charles Driskell and wife Sharon, of Grapeland; grandchildren David Driskell and wife Connie, of Latexo, Tamela Marburger and husband Clinton, of Grapeland, Trampas Driskell and wife Jenny and Jamie Driskell and wife Amanda, all of Grapeland; great-grandchildren Bobby  Driskell and wife Matraca, of Grapeland, Harold Wayne Driskell, of Latexo, Adam Driskell, of Grapeland, Jordan Driskell, of Longview, Tyler Driskell, of Grapeland, Trevor Driskell, of Longview, Austin Driskell, Jinna Driskell,  Colton Driskell, all of Grapeland, Katie Claborn, of Crockett, Sarah Rodriguez and husband William, of New Waverly and Shelby Sylvester and husband John, of New Braunfels; great-great-grandchildren Easton Driskell, J. R. Claborn, Mason Claborn,  Xander Sylvester and Aleyda Rodriguez; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her husband Roy Driskell in 2000; parents Charlie and Georgie Morrow; granddaughters Pamela Driskell and Myrna Lynn Scott; sisters and brothers, Lucille Bear, Ruby Slater, Hayne Morrow, Hazel Morrow, Nanny Bell Griggs and Louis Morrow.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Bettie Jean Driskell were held Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Byers and the Rev. Buck Olive officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Tx. 75904. 
Condolences for Mrs. Driskell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BETTY JO CONAWAY THOMPSON
Mrs. Betty Jo Conaway Thompson, age 85 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. Mrs. Thompson was born December 6, 1926 in Houston County and was a resident of Crockett. Mrs. Thompson was a sales person at Foley’s where she worked in the Fine Jewelry Department and was a housewife. She was a member of the Latexo Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son Harry Wayne Thompson and wife Paula, of Houston; daughter Patricia Ann Rector and husband Carey, of Pearland; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother C. P. Conaway, of Crockett;  sister-in-law Ann Conaway, of Pasadena; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her husband Harry L. Thompson; son Richard B. Thompson; brothers Emory Conaway, Paul Conaway and Clifford Conaway; sisters Marie Conaway and Doris Richards.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Betty Jo Conaway Thompson were held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Bill Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. 
Condolences for Mrs. Thompson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BETTY VEST
Mrs. Betty Vest, age 72 of Westwood Shores, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Vest was born June 2, 1940 in Crockett and had been living in Westwood Shores for the past nine years. Mrs. Vest was retired having worked for a law firm and attended the Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Jesse Vest, of Westwood Shores; brother Jack McKinney and wife Hazel, of Shiloh; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bobby and Corine Vest, of Westwood Shores; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dorothy and David Land, of Spring; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Lavada McKinney; sister Jessie Mae Ackley; and brothers Buck Coborn and Harvey Coborn.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Betty Vest will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Rex Harrell. Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Charity of Choice.
Condolences for Mrs. Vest may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BILL WAYNE THOMPSON
Mr. Bill Wayne Thompson, age 67 of Grapeland, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin. Mr. Thompson was born September 15, 1944 in Paris, Texas and was a resident of Grapeland since 1984. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Crockett Classic Cruisers and the N. H. R. A.  He had worked as a mechanic and was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife Margaret Thompson, of Grapeland; sons  Michael Thompson and wife Lisa and Jonathan Thompson and wife Meridot, all of Grapeland; daughters  Patty Weaver and husband Ronnie, of Spring, and Kimberly Lane and husband Thonnie, of Grapeland; grandchildren Nicole Burson, Courtney Pigman and husband Timothy, Tiffany Whaley and husband Craig, Kristen Hughes and husband Christopher, Matthew Weaver, Brett Lane, Victoria Lane, Isabell Lane, Brittany Thompson and Meagan Thompson; great-grandchildren Madison, Savanna, Whitney, Payton and Maverick; sister Billie Jean Barrett and husband Jessie, of Bogata; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his parents Bill and Eva Thompson; and great-grandson Craig Whaley, Jr.
Funeral Services for Mr. Bill Wayne Thompson were held Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Thomas St. Jean officiating. Interment followed in the Barrett Family Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford, Lufkin, Texas 75904 or Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank, Lufkin, Texas 75904. 
Condolences for Mr. Thompson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BILLY LYNN TAYLOR
Mr. Billy Lynn Taylor, age 64 of Plainview, Texas, left his earthly home to earn his heavenly reward on Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Plainview. Mr. Taylor was born January 13, 1948, in El Paso, Texas, to Leonard W. and Lois (Long) Taylor. He was not only larger than life in physical stature, but also in his big and giving heart. He loved people and never met a stranger. He would always find ways to make someone laugh and smile by telling jokes or picking on them in a light hearted way.
Mr. Taylor loved his children, grandchildren, and nephews, but he had a very special love, respect and close relationship with his brother David, who was his closest friend and confidant. He relished every moment he got to spend with his family when they would travel to visit and spend time with him. Billy was an accomplished musician, having played lead guitar since an early age.
Throughout his younger years, he traveled across the states on the dancehall circuit and entertained the masses of country music lovers. Later in life, he found God’s grace and salvation, and began using his talent in which God gave him.  People would drive long distances to listen to and enjoy his God given talent of making beautiful music with his white “Fender Telly.”
Some of his many  hobbies included playing gospel and country music, spending many hours at the river or lake fishing with his brother, making hand tooled leather goods, and building an extensive collection of model cars which could be found sitting around his home. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten by his family and all who knew him.
Survivors include his children David Neal Taylor, Judy Lynn (Taylor) Lee and husband Ceasar, and Billy Joe Taylor and wife Tracey; brothers Buddy Taylor and Rev. David E. Taylor and wife Linda; sisters Barbara Jackson and Irene Walton; grandchildren Billy Taylor, Courtney Taylor, Brittney Taylor, Ashley Courmier, Aaron Voigt, Kyle Garner, Monica Garner, Summer Few, and Lil’ Joe Taylor; five great-grandchildren; special nephews David E. Taylor, Jr. and wife Courtney and George Devin Taylor and wife Ashley; and special great-nephew and great-niece David Austin Taylor and MaKenzie Ashlynn Taylor.
Preceded in death by his parents Leonard W. and Lois (Long) Taylor; and brother Melvin Lee Taylor.
Cremation has taken place.
A Celebration for Mr. Billy Lynn Taylor’s life was held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Conroe Church of God, 150 Beach Airport Rd., Conroe, Texas 77301, with the Rev. David E. Taylor officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Taylor’s name to Conroe Church of God, 150 Beach Airport Rd., Conroe, TX 77301.
 Friends may view and leave condolences for Mr. Taylor online at www.angelvalleyfuneralhome.net.
Angel Valley Funeral Home

BUDDY WAYNE CANADA
Mr. Buddy Wayne Canada, age 78 of Crockett, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 in the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Mr. Canada was born July 22, 1933 in Goodlett, Texas to Esker Hayden Canada and Lorene Martin of Holly Oklahoma.
He went to grammar school and part of high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He moved to Florence, Texas in 1950 and was voted Mr. FHS, junior class favorite, played football, was active in sports and developed a heart for the guitar.  His main idol was Chet Atkins. 
After graduating high school he entered the United States Navy where he served from 1952 to 1956 on the USS Iowa  during the Korean War. He received schools on sea navigation and communication and his rank of discharge was Quartermaster 3rd class.
After military he entered the Nixon-Clay Business College in Austin and was involved in the circuit Rodeo. In 1957, he entered the Department of Public Safety Academy.  He served 27 years as a highway patrol officer and when he retired he received officer of the year. 
In November of 1985 he was employed by the city of Crockett as Chief of Police. In 1990, he resigned and became the director of the Senior Citizens Center of Houston County. He also did enjoyable duties for the local radio station KIVY. He was an avid bass fisherman and loved the outdoors. 
Mr. Canada played the guitar once a month at the Grapeland Nutrition Center and played at the Grapeland Peanut Festival every year. He retired in Crockett for the most part of his life and was very involved with the community. He was a member of the Lions Club and Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his son Mark Canada and wife Karen, of Valdosta, Georgia; daughter Kimberly Canada, of Crockett; brother Robert Chambers and wife Kathryn, of Georgetown; sisters Collette Chambers Ragsdale and husband Tommy, of Florence and Evelyn Canada Newbill, of Amarillo;  grandchildren Mark Allen Canada, Sabrina Canada, Madison Phillips, Emilee Phillips, Macy Walker and Jon Cornwell; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; special friend Charlene Mackey, of Crockett. 
Preceded in death by his father Esker Hayden Canada; mother Lorene Martin; step-father Tony Chambers; and step-daughter Melissa Huff.
Memorial Services for Mr. Buddy Wayne Canada were held Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tim Allen officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences for Mr. Canada may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CALVIN CHARLES OVERSTREET
Mr. Calvin Charles Overstreet, Jr., age 65 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Overstreet was born July 24, 1946 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime. He had worked as a mechanic.
 Survivors include his daughters Darla Collins and husband Russ, of Frisco, Amber Petters, of Jacksonville; granddaughter Sophie Collins, of Frisco; brother James E. Overstreet and wife Elizabeth, of Lufkin; nieces Lauren Overstreet and Jessica Overstreet; former wife Gleda Brady and husband Larry, of Tyler; numerous other relatives and friends. 
Preceded in death by his parents Calvin C., Sr. and Josie (Skalicky) Overstreet.
Memorial Services for Mr. Calvin Charles Overstreet, Jr. were held on Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with his brother, James Overstreet officiating.
Condolences for Calvin may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CARL C. CURRY
Mr. Carl C. Curry, age 84 of Grapeland, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012 in Grapeland. Mr. Curry was born January 17, 1928 in Elkhart and was a resident of Grapeland, previously living in Houston. Mr. Curry was a veteran of the United States Military. He had worked as a machinist for Peabody Dore Corporation in Houston. Mr. Curry was a member of the Grapeland Church of Christ having served as an Elder.
Survivors include his wife Kathryn Curry, of Grapeland; daughters Sharon Lane and husband Johnnie, of Crockett, Terry Shiflet and husband Gary, of Houston; grandchildren Johnnie Ray Lane and wife Denise, of Crockett, T. R. Lane and wife Kim, of Grapeland and Clay Shiflet, of Houston; great-grandchildren Billy Lane, Brett Lane, Hailey Lane, Victoria Lane, Sarah West, Isabell Lane, Ryan Lane, Harley Shiflet, Trent Shiflet and Shyanne Shiflet; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his parents Chester and Jewell Curry; brothers Regan Curry, Leroy Curry; and sister, Opal Wilson.
Funeral Services for Mr. Carl C. Curry were held Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Grapeland Church of Christ with Minister Gary Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories in Elkhart. 
Condolences for Mr. Curry may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CHARLES ROBERT BIVIN
Mr. Charles Robert Bivin, age 79 of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Bivin was born August 9, 1933 in Houston County to Robert J. and Effie Bivin and lived in Louisiana for the last 35 years. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, a Master Mason, Past Master of the Augusta Lodge #93 and a Shriner of Sharon Temple, Tyler, Texas.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Alice Elizabeth Seale Bivin, of New Orleans, Louisiana; daughter Cindy Wheelahan, of New Orleans, Louisiana; son Larry David Bivin, Mobile, Alabama; brother James Edward Bivin, of Crockett; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents Robert J. and Effie Bivin.
Funeral Services for Mr. Charles Robert Bivin will be held Friday, August 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dan Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the August Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his Grandsons.
O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home

CHARLES LEWIS GAYLORD IV
Mr. Charles Lewis Gaylord IV, age 43 of Grapeland, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Gaylord was born April 16, 1969 in Murrell, Louisiana and had lived in Grapeland and Anderson County.  He was a welder and was employed by Eagle Railcar in Elkhart.
Survivors include his wife Linda Gaylord, of Grapeland; daughter Abigale Gaylord, of Palestine; sons James Gaylord, of Grapeland, Christopher Gaylord, of Tennessee Colony, Jacob Gaylord, Michael Warren, Jason Warren, all of Grapeland and Glenn McDonald and wife Brandy, of Westwood;  grandchildren Riley, Brandon, Cheyanne, Joseph, Julie and Wyatt; parents Charles L. and Helena Gaylord, of Grapeland;  brother John Wolf and wife Susan, of Coffman; and Family at Eagle Railcar.
Visitation for Mr. Charles Lewis Gaylord IV was held Wednesday, August 22, 2012,  at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home. 
Condolences for Charles may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CHESTER DALE LEEDIKER
Mr. Chester Dale Leediker, Jr., age 65 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Leediker was born July 31, 1946 in Crockett, Texas and was a resident of Crockett all of his lifetime. Mr. Leediker was a member of the Knights of Phythian. He had worked as a broadcast engineer and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett.
Survivors include his children Kristi Dunbar and husband Josh, of Texarkana, Chester Dale Leediker III, of Texarkana, William Kenneth Leediker and wife Katrin, of New Boston, James Leonard Lucas and wife Stacy, of Crockett and Joy Tanner, of Kennard; 19 grandchildren;  numerous great-grandchildren; sister Julia Hill and husband Billy, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his daughter Kim Boothe; parents Chester Dale and Margaret Leediker; and sister Margaret Ann Holmes.
Funeral Services for Mr. Chester Dale Leediker, Jr. were held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Cynthia Doran officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. 
Condolences for Mr. Leediker may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CURTIS R. ENOS JR.
Mr. Curtis R. Enos, Jr., age 64 of Crockett, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Enos was born April 12, 1948 in Crockett and was a lifetime resident of Crockett.  He was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and a member of the K A Fraternity. Mr. Enos had worked as a transportation technician and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett.
Survivors include his wife Glenna Gregory Enos, of Crockett; children Jennifer Ann Enos Gribble and husband Mark, of Missouri City and Christopher Ryan Enos and wife Jennifer, of Nacogdoches; grandchildren Ty Gribble and Lily Gribble; sisters and brother  Sue Enos Edmiston and husband Howard, of Crockett, James H. Enos and wife Louise, of Angleton, Lyz Leva, of Austin and Patricia Crisp and husband Don, of Conroe; brother-in-law Reggie Gregory and wife Sandra, of Crockett;  extended family Shelor Edmiston, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his parents Curtis R. Enos, Sr. in 1987 and Iva Belle Enos in 2011; and sister Juanice Nolan in 1989.
Funeral Services for Mr. Curtis R. Enos, Jr. will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Mize, the Rev. Reggie Gregory and Mr. Tom Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow 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 or Lovelady Old Gym c/o Norma Dell Jones, 271 Noble Street, Crockett, Texas  75835.
Condolences for Mr. Enos may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DAVID CHADWICK BEAVER
Mr. David Chadwick Beaver, age 69 of Alvin, Businessman / Rancher, found peace after a tough fight with cancer on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Beaver was born October 9, 1942 in Galveston, Texas. He graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1960. He married Julie Kirkland on June 26, 1965. They resided in Santa Fe until 2006 when they moved to Alvin. 
After dabbling in dairy farming, and later in the feed business, he bought into the family business with his father, Jack, at Alvin Equipment Company in the early 1970’s. His leadership led to the business’ expansion to their new location and facility on East Highway 6. It was his forward thinking that helped him to make the right business decisions at crucial points in the business’ history. 
These decisions included the addition of Houston County Equipment Co. in Crockett,  and the knack of knowing which franchises would make the best partners. He went on to successfully operate these businesses for decades. In business and in life, his word was truly his bond, and fairness was always the top priority in any of his dealings. As his sons, Chad and Greg took over the daily operations of the dealerships, he spent most of his time focusing on his true passion, raising cattle on his ranch in Percilla.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Julie Beaver; sons Chad Beaver and wife Tara, Greg Beaver and wife Carrie; mother Mary Beaver; sisters Kay Birdwell, Carla Keithley and husband N.A.; sister-in-law Glo Ann Cole and husband Kenneth; along with numerous other relatives and friends; He was affectionately called “Pop” by his five beloved grandchildren, Landry Brooke , Riley Bay, Chad Jr., Makenzie and Nick.
Preceded in death by his father Jack Beaver. 
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 611 West South Street, Alvin, Texas.
Those who wish to honor David’s memory may consider making memorials in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.
Condolences for Mr. Beaver may be left at online obituaries www.scottfuneralhome.net.
Scott Funeral Home

DAVIE JEANNE REED
Mrs. Davie Jeanne Reed, age 75 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in the Hospice of East Texas Home Place in Tyler. Mrs. Reed was born June 30, 1936 in Madison County, Texas and had lived in Crockett for many years. Mrs. Reed had worked in retail sales and enjoyed making jewelry. She was of the Baptist faith. 
Survivors include her children Sharon Thompson, of Crockett, Dale Thompson, of Grapeland, Paul Thompson, of Louisiana, Stephanie Standley, of Canyon and Chip Reed, of Austin; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Vera Kerr and husband Morris, of Mexia; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her son Marcus Thompson; granddaughter Logan Thompson; parents David Samuel and Mattie Anna (Cobb) Morgan; brothers and sisters, Raymond Morgan, Mary Ethel Lambert, Brent Morgan, Sadie Blagrave and Sam Morgan.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Davie Jeanne Reed were held Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Porter Springs Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904 or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.
Condolences for Mrs. Reed may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DIANA CANTU
Mrs. Diana Cantu, age 47 of Grapeland, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Canyu was born April 14, 1965 in Houston, Texas and  was a resident of Houston County most of her lifetime. She had worked as a secretary for the District Attorney’s office and was a member of the Felder’s Chapel Church. 
Survivors include her husband Jose Manual  (Herb) Cantu, of Grapeland; children Jose Daniel Cantu and wife Jamie Leah, of League City, Mary Elizabeth Graham, of Grapeland, Crystal Lorraine Cantu, of Webster and Charles Douglas Graham, of Holloman Air Force Base; mother Marcella Ernestine Ackley, of Kennard; sisters and brothers Linda Kelly and husband John, of Buffalo, Kenneth Ackley and wife Debra, of Corsicana, Susan Mitchell and husband Carl, of Crockett, Beth Rains, David Ackley and wife Andy, all of Kennard and Charles Ackley, Jr. and wife Ramona, of Grapeland; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of the Cantu and Garcia Family; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives including, Fred, Ethel and Lucy.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Diana Cantu were held Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Randy Shipman officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery. 
Condolences for Diana may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

EVELYN COX
Mrs. Evelyn Cox, age 58 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Cox was born August 28, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina and had been living in Crockett for the past six years. Mrs. Cox had worked for East Texas Medical Center in Crockett as an intake coordinator and was a member of the Torchlight Community Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her husband Donald Ray Cox, of Dallas; sons Jay Brown and wife Corletta, of Taylors, South Carolina and Jonathon Brown and wife Diana, of Piedmont, South Carolina; granddaughter Olivia Brown, of Piedmont, South Carolina; brothers Randall Conwell and wife Debbie, of Woodruff, South Carolina and Alan Conwell and wife Lidya, of Duncan, South Carolina; sister Debbie Sloan and husband, Jay of Taylors, South Carolina; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her parents Hugh and Amanda Conwell; and brother David Conwell. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Torchlight Community Church. 
Condolences for Mrs. Cox may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
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FREDRIC LAVERNE TAYLOR
Mr. Fredric Laverne Taylor, age 56, passed away on July 19, 2012. Mr. Taylor was a proud and patriotic veteran that served in the United States Army. He was hard-working and dedicated to his job as a Piping Designer. He was very devoted to his family, was always a good provider and loved spending time with them, especially when he could travel home to Crockett to enjoy time in the country. 
Mr. Taylor was a strong believer in education and continually stressed the importance of it to his nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
Survivors include his loving wife Christy Taylor; brothers Jimmy Taylor and wife Lucy, Jerry Taylor, Wendell Taylor and wife Phyllis and Cloyse Taylor; sisters Marion Hamilton, Jeanette Dillard, Cheryl Williams and Charlotte Woods; brothers-in-law Warren Zimmer and wife Dana, Ron Zimmer and wife Anna; sister-in-law, Judy Winder and husband Bob; beloved pets Bo and Panda; and a host of other family and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents Luther and Marie Taylor.
Funeral Services for Mr. Fredric Laverne Taylor will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Clayton Funeral home Chapel 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Tx. 77581 with  Pastor Benny Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Paradise South Cemetery. 
Online condolences for Mr. Taylor may be left for the family at  HYPERLINK "http://www.claytonfuneralhomes.com" www.claytonfuneralhomes.com.
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GARY “PRAIRIE DOG” MCDONALD
Mr. Gary “Prairie Dog” McDonald, age 50 of Austonio, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012.  Mr. McDonald was born June 6, 1962 in Crockett, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in the area. He was a member of the Austonio Volunteer Fire Department and attended the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his children Myra McDonald and Michael King, and Leon McDonald, all of Austonio; granddaughter Kelbie King, of Austonio; brothers Kenneth “Larry” McDonald and wife Patricia, of Palm Dale, California, Mitchell McDonald and wife Toni, of Crockett; sister Margarette Lucas and husband Pete, of Van; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his parents Leon and Verna McDonald; brother Jerry “Bimbo” McDonald; and nephew William Scott McDonald.
Funeral Services for Mr. Gary “Prairie Dog” McDonald were held Saturday,  August 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Benefit for Gary McDonald’s Children c/o Citizens National Bank, P. O. Box 1420, Crockett, Texas 75835.
Condolences for Gary may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
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GENEVIEVE WALLER MCCAFFETY
Mrs. Genevieve Waller McCaffety, age 81, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012  of natural causes. Mrs. McCaffety was born March 22, 1931 in Trinity, Texas to Grady Cooper Waller and Ioma Dunlap Waller. She graduated from Trinity High School in 1948 and from Sam Houston State University in 1952 with a Bachelors and Masters in Education. She worked for the Pasadena Independent School District for 33 years.
Mrs. McCaffety and her husband James Robert McCaffety enjoyed many days of wildlife, boating and fishing after retirement on Lake Livingston. She acquired many friendships through her profession, her residence at the Carriage Inn in Huntsville, and her activities in the First United Methodist Church of Huntsville.
Survivors include her son Robert Waller McCaffety and  wife Paula, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and her daughter Wynan Pelley and husband John, of Bend, Oregon; grandchildren Garrett Scott McCaffety and Katelyn Elizabeth McCaffety, of North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband James Robert McCaffety; siblings Jim Grady Waller, of Crockett, Dan Waller, of Trinity, Travis Waller, of Crockett, Don Waller, of Houston, Coye Waller, G. C. Waller, both of Trinity and La Beth Stephens, of Alice, Louisiana.
Memorial Services for Mrs. Genevieve Waller McCaffety was held Saturday, August 25, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Huntsville with the Rev. Scott Dornbush officiating. 
Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1016 Sam Houston Ave., Huntsville, Texas 77320; the American Heart Association, PO Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125 or online at heart.org/HEARTORG/  or American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004 or online http://www.lung.org/
Condolences for Mrs. McCaffety may be left at online at  www.shmfh.com.
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GERVIS HEYNE CLAUSEL
Mrs. Gervis Heyne Clausel, age 80, passed away Monday, September 9, 2012. Mrs. Clausel was born February 13, 1932 in Houston to Charles and La Della Heyne. She was a native Houstonian, where she was a member of First Methodist Church. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas. 
Mrs. Clausel was a member of the Junior League of Houston, alumnae association of Delta Delta Delta and member of River Oaks Country Club. Following the death of her father, Charles G. Heyne, She became President of the Charles G. Heyne Company for several years.
Survivors include her sons Asa E. Cunningham, Jr. and wife Kathleen, of Fairfax, Virginia and Charles F. Cunningham and wife Kathryn, of Crockett;  son-in-law Richard Schroff, of Corvalis, Oregon; step-daughter Caroline Clausel and husband Scott Skordahl, of Edina, Minnesota; grandchildren Kevin Cunningham, Nicholas Cunningham,  Kathryn King and husband Robert, Karalyn Cunningham, Richard C. Schroff, Jr. and wife Marisa, Emily Schroff, and Abigail Schroff; step-children Audrey Bourg and husband Sean, Spencer Peter, and Kyle Skordahl; great-grandchildren Samantha King, Charles King, and William Schroff; and numerous cousins.
Preceded in death by her parents Charles and La Delle Heyne; husband Calvin Luther Clausel, Jr.; children Benjamin Hunt Cunningham, Marie Cunningham Schroff;  and step-son David Clausel. 
Funeral Services for Mrs. Gervis Heyne Clausel were held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Jasek Chapel at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons. Interment followed in the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, donations in Gervis’ memory may be directed to the Gladney Center, 2300 Hemphill, Ft. Worth, TX, 76110; or the First Methodist Houston Renovation Fund, 1320 Main St, Houston, TX, 77002.
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H. T. DEATON
Mr. H. T. Deaton, age 95 of Lovelady, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler after a brief illness. Mr. Deaton was born near Groveton, Texas on December 6, 1916 to Marshall and May Hutson Deaton.  Mr. Deaton was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force having served during World War II as an airplane mechanic and spent 28 months in the China – Burma – India Theatre. 
Mr. Deaton was a lifetime member of the Hump. Pilots Association, member and past Commander of the East Texas Basha of China – Burma – India.  In 1938, he received his Bachelors degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry from Stephen F. Austin University and Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State University in 1949. 
Mr. Deaton had taught for Centerville I. S. D. until 1955, he then moved to Lovelady and worked for the Lovelady I. S. D. as a teacher of Ag/Biology, High School Principal for 10 years and Elementary Principal for 12 years. He retired from the Lovelady I. S. D. after 30 years of service. Mr. Deaton touched many lives during his years as an educator.  In 1956, he was the founder of the Lovelady Calf Show having celebrated its 56th Anniversary this year. Mr. Deaton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lovelady.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Nelda Porter Deaton, of Lovelady; daughter Deidra Deaton, of The Woodlands; sister Doris Barton; nieces Barbara Cook and Deborah Cutchshaw; nephews Danny Cutchshaw, Mike and Jerry Byrd; sister-in-law Larita Cutchshaw; brother-in-law Robert Byrd. 
Preceded in death by his parents Marshall and May Deaton; sister-in-law Vanita Byrd; brother-in-law Billy Cutchshaw; mother-in-law and father-in-law Bertha and Ward Porter.
Funeral Services for Mr. H. T. Deaton were held Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Lovelady with the Rev. Scott Matthews and the Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the H. T. Deaton Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Lovelady State Bank, P. O. Box 220, Lovelady, Texas 75851.
Condolences for Mr. Deaton may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
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HOLLIS WAYNE “JIGGS” BUCKNER
Mr. Hollis Wayne “Jiggs” Buckner, age 93 of Kennard, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 in the Heartland at Willowbrook Nursing Home in Houston. Mr. Buckner was born September 20, 1918 in Sweetwater and had lived in Kennard most of his lifetime. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Mr. Buckner was retired having owned and operated a Trucking Company and was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters Mignette Polk and husband John and Mignon English, of Houston; granddaughters Karen “Kate” Rushing, of Houston and Tammy Hall, of Dickinson; grandson Joe Spinks, Jr., of Humble; four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Rosa Lee Buckner, of Jacksonville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Junior Wink, of Kennard. 
Preceded in death by his wife Lou Ella Buckner; numerous brothers and sisters including Pete Buckner and Cutter Buckner.
Funeral Services for Mr. Hollis Wayne “Jiggs” Buckner were held Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Hollis officiating. Interment followed in the New Energy Cemetery. 
Condolences for Mr. Buckner may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com
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INFANT JASPER WYATT DRISKELL
Infant Jasper Wyatt Driskell, was born Friday, July 6, 2012, at 3:46 p.m. to parents Jim and Sabrina Driskell at the Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Texas.  He weighed 6 pounds and was 16 inches long.  Jasper’s family was blessed to have 20 minutes with him, before he peacefully went to his heavenly home at 4:06 p.m. while in the loving arms of both his parents. 
Survivors include his father and mother Jim and Sabrina Driskell, of Prosper; sister Chayse Driskell; brother Jude Driskell, of Prosper; grandparents Darrell and Bonnie Deckard, Robert and Michele Overstreet, and Tommy and Jeanie Driskell, all of Crockett; great-grandmother Verna Driskell, of Crockett; aunts and uncles Troy and Stacy Selman, of Huntsville, Bob and Tabitha Overstreet, of Sugarland, Tommy and Christine Driskell, of Roundrock and Will and Ashley Driskell, of Frisco; cousins Braddox Overstreet, of Sugarland, Jack, Maegan, and Josh Driskell, all of Roundrock, Allie Driskell, of Frisco; and numerous other relatives.
Preceded in death by his great-grandparents Jasper Driskell, Jude Seale and Mary Tullos, Johnny Allen and Donie Allen, Robert Overstreet Sr. and Theresa Overstreet; and Uncle, Chase Westmoreland.
A Private Service for Infant Jasper Wyatt Driskell was held Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the First Christian Church in Crockett. Interment followed in Refuge Cemetery. 
Memorials may be given to National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), 55 Kenosia Avenue, Danbury, CT  06810; http://www.rarediseases.org or Families for HoPE, Inc. 1219 N. Wittfield Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229 http://www.familiesforhope.com.
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J. E. ASHMORE
Mr. J. E. Ashmore, age 99 of Houston, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Houston. Mr. Ashmore was born August 6, 1912 in Belott, Texas and was a 1931 graduate of Grapeland High School. Mr. Ashmore was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps. having served during World War II in the South Pacific where he drove an Army Tank. 
He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the D. A. V and the V. F. W.  Mr. Ashmore was a teacher and had taught in numerous school Districts in the Houston area. Mr. Ashmore had also worked for Hudson engineering and Ohio Chemicals. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett and Grace United Methodist Church in Houston.
Survivors include his daughter Patricia Dillard, of Houston;  grandchildren Jerry Dillard, Jr. and wife Angee, of Conroe, Debra Swenson and husband Tage, of Houston; great-grandchildren J. D. Dillard III, of Houston, Jade Chimene and husband Chris, of Conroe, Deborah Swenson, Tage Swenson, Jr., both of Houston; nieces and nephews Jean Smith and husband Alfred, Howard Reynolds and Marilyn Reynolds. 
Preceded in death by his wives Lois Duren Ashmore, Mousiza Hopkins Ashmore and Frances Swanner Ashmore; parents Will and Vada Ashmore; sister Malvin Weisinger; and brother Willie Ashmore.
Funeral Services for Mr. J. E. Ashmore were held Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Allcorn officiating. Interment followed in the New Energy Cemetery. 
Condolences for Mr. Ashmore may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.
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JACOB EDWARD CAPRIELIAN
Mr. Jacob Edward Caprielian, a respected and beloved civic leader, departed this life peacefully on July 12, 2012, in his hometown of Crockett, Texas, at the age of 87. Mr. Caprielian was born on November 17, 1924, the only child of Popkin and Eugenia Caprielian, who had immigrated to this country from Armenia. His father owned and operated two cotton gins in Crockett, the Berry Gin and the LeMay Gin. He followed his father in the cotton business, where he would establish Jake Caprielian Cotton. He farmed and ginned cotton, produced grain and wheat, owned a grain elevator, a farm supply store and managed timberland. He operated for many years as a rancher and farmer in Houston County, where he earned a respected reputation in agriculture and business throughout East Texas.
It was wartime when Jake graduated from Crockett High School in 1942 and entered The University of Texas at Austin. College was interrupted when he enlisted as a private in the U. S. Army Air Corps. After two-and-a-half years as a B-24 bombardier, Jake returned to The University of Texas, graduating in 1948 with a BBA degree.
The firm foundation of this good man was in place when he met the young Mary Louise Craddock from Winnsboro, Texas on a blind date in Dallas in the late1940's. Jake and Jill fell in love, married in 1950, and began what would become a remarkable partnership. They had all the ingredients to make it last - a zest for life, mutual respect, shared values, common interests, cherished friendships, the gift of hospitality. They were the perfect fit, one for the other. Everyone who knew them knew they had it right. Together, they sparkled. Jill was the love of Jake's life and he cared for her and treasured her to the very end.
With Jill's tacit approval, Jake became involved in every aspect of community life. He was passionate about his causes and with boundless energy, could outwork anyone. He was an organizer and an implementer. There is hardly a civic or charitable organization in Houston County or beyond that does not bear Jake's imprint. The list of his beneficiaries is long: The Texas Cotton Ginners Association; The Farmers Home Administration; The Trinity River Authority; The First United Methodist Church; the Crockett School Board; The Monroe Crook Historical Society; The Houston County Democrats; the Houston County Development Foundation; the Houston County Chamber of Commerce; the Crockett Economic and Industrial Development Corporation; the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association; The Mary Allen Museum of African American Art and History; The Crockett Boys and Girls Club; the Crockett Lion's Club; the Houston County Civic Center; the Spring Creek Country Club. His titles were president, director, board member, finance chair, trustee, man-of-the-year. But mainly, he was a worker. Jake's service to community knew no limits.
Jake and Jill had enduring and lifelong friendships. Their circle was wide and inclusive - their friends became family. They were host and hostess to beautifully orchestrated parties, with Jake equally comfortable in a tux or an apron. At Christmastime, their home was a magical place, decked out from top to bottom. Snow houses lining the bookcases and the perfect tree in that beautiful window on Gordon Drive.
To state the measure of this man is not easy. Jake was so much to so many, small in stature but giant in heart. He was a lover of life, a devoted husband, a man of character, a committed Christian. A favorite uncle, a special cousin, a cherished godfather, a trusted friend. A steward of the land, a patron of the arts. A worker, a powerhouse, a force to be reckoned with. A believer in equal rights and opportunity for all. A Sunday School teacher, a mentor to the young. An eternal optimist, a positive thinker. A proud Democratic Party activist, campaign worker, and fundraiser, committed to the core. An avid Longhorn whose blood ran burnt orange. A gourmet cook, a party-planner, a jaunty dresser. A traveler, a movie-goer, a loyal subscriber to The Dallas Morning News. A bicycle-rider, a pilates student. A lover of music, a dancer, a decorator. He was our small-town hero, our gift. Knowing Jake has made us better, inspiring us to serve. His legacy is lasting. With gratitude and respect, we bid our kind and generous friend farewell. Heaven is now his domain, where old friendships are renewed and new work has begun.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Jill Caprielian; nieces Nancy Halphen and husband Jim, of Allen, and Karen Blades and husband Neal, of McKinney; great-nieces Christine Allen and husband, Ronald, and son Keith, of Allen, and Holly Hasty and husband Curtis, and daughter, Lillie, of Plano; aunt Maisie Indjidjian, of Crockett; first cousin Robert Caprielian and wife Mary, of Granbury; cousins Mary Rejebian Northern, Jean Berian Carney and husband, David, Richard Caprielian, Stephanie Caprielian, Alexa and Ryan Caprielian, Carole and Bill Gordon, Sandy Wright, Kim and Dave Williams, Sue and Frank Stanley; also a host of dear friends and countless citizens throughout our community whose lives he touched.
Preceded in death by his parents Popkin and Eugenie Caprielian.
Services for Mr. Jacob Edward Caprielian were held Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Crockett with Dr. Jeff Neff and the Rev. Patrick Evans officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Memorial Park. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to: The First United Methodist Church of Crockett, 701 East Goliad, Crockett, TX 75835; The Monroe-Crook Corporation, PO Box 1251, Crockett, TX 75835; The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association, PO Box 1213, Crockett, TX 75835, or the charity of choice.    
Condolences for Mr. Caprielian may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
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JAMES JEFFERSON (“JJ”) DENT III
Mr. James Jefferson (“JJ”) Dent III, age 67, passed away  Monday, July 27, 2012, at his home near Lovelady, Texas, after an extended illness.
Mr. Dent was born on July 26, 1945, in Laredo, Texas. He was the oldest son of James J., Jr., (Lt. Colonel USAF, Ret.) and Ruth Eiband Dent. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1968 and was a Viet Nam veteran.
Mr. Dent’s entire career after his time in the Army was spent teaching English at the collegiate level, where he touched many lives. He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Sam Houston State University before teaching at Texas A&M University, Southwest Texas Junior College, and Blinn College/Bryan. He concluded his teaching career in the English Department at Sam Houston State University between 1994 and 2008.
Mr. Dent was passionate about a number of issues but mostly about concocting good Oriental food and wine making, and at each he excelled. He also enjoyed playing guitar and outdoor sports including target shooting and fishing.
Survivors include his daughter Lisa Janine Dent, of Conroe;  sister Mary Dent Hauff (Steve), of Port Angeles, Washington; four first cousins; four nieces and nephews; and many friends, colleagues and former students. His family and friends wish him peace and serenity.
Preceded in death by his parents James J. Jr. (Lt. Colonel USAF, Ret.) and Ruth Eiband Dent; brother William “Bill” Dent; sister Foy Dent Stanton.
A Memorial Service for Mr. James Jefferson ("JJ") Dent III were held Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Park in the White Gazebo by the track, Huntsville, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the Veterans Association or the American Cancer Society. 
Condolences for Mr. Dent may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
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JANICE BENSON
Mrs. Janice Benson, age 67 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. Mrs. Benson was born March 8, 1945 in Oakland, California and had lived in Crockett for the past 20 years, previously living in California.
Mrs. Benson had worked in data processing. She was an active member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Crockett, the V. F. W. and Houston County Cancer Support Group. Mrs. Benson was also an operator and member of the ham radio club.
Survivors include her daughter Yvonne Lane Wonder, of California; grandson Alexander Wonder, of California; sisters Jule Assercq, of Louisiana and Mavis Griebrok, of California; nephew Mathieu Assercq, of Louisiana. 
Preceded in death by her mother and father Melvin and Gene Griebrok; and brother Marvin Griebrok.
Memorial Services for Mrs. Janice Benson were held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Thomas St. Jean officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County Cancer Support Group, c/o First National Bank, P. O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas 75835 or Grace Lutheran Church. 
Condolences for  Mrs. Benson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
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JESSIE BENNETT LARUE
Mrs. Jessie Bennett LaRue, age 86 of Crockett, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin.  Mrs. LaRue was born June 24, 1926 in Tadmor, Texas and was a resident of Houston County for most of her lifetime.  Mrs. LaRue was a housewife and a member of the Harvest Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her husband Odie LaRue, of Crockett; daughters Vicki Hopkins, of Crockett and Carol Skinner, of Timpson; grandchildren Terry Skinner, of Timpson, Kimberly Skinner, of Dallas and Crystal Vasquez, of Crockett; great-grandchildren Victor Vasquez, Jr. and Claudia Vasquez; sister Bobbie Bennett and husband J. C., of Kennard; brothers Ray Holcomb, of Tomball and Maurice Holcomb and wife Nancy, of Willis; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her husband Cliff Bennett.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Jessie Bennett LaRue were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in the New Energy Cemetery. 
Condolences for Mrs. LaRue may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
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JOE JOHN BOLLOM JR.
Mr. Joe John Bollom, Jr., age 69 of Houston, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Houston. Mr. Bollom was born July 14, 1943 in Bishop, Texas and had lived in Houston most of his life. He was a machinist and attended the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter Candies Hines, of Georgetown; son Kevin Bollom, of Houston; brother Robert Lee Bollom and wife Liz, of Lenoir City, Tennessee; sisters Evelyn Hamblin, of Houston, Dorothy Galler, of Spring, Joann Adams, of Gun Barrel City and Shirley Stapp and husband Joe, of Austonio; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his parents Joe John Bollom, Sr. and Christine Bollom; brothers Julius Bollom, Edwin Bollom, Georgie Bollom, John Bollom and Willie Bollom; and sister Carrie Ann Berry.
Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. Joe John Bollom, Jr. were held Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Boggs Cemetery with the Rev. Rex Harrell, pastor of Georgia Camp Church, officiating. 
Condolences for Mr. Bollom may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.
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JOHN FIELDER LANSFORD
Mr. John Fielder Lansford, age 89, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 from complications following a fall. Mr.  Lansford was born July 23, 1923, the youngest of eight children born to his parents George and Eula Kate Lansford, in Porter Springs, Texas.   All of his brothers and sisters have preceded him in death.   His brothers were Guy Earl, George, and twins Mike and Martin.  His sisters were Addie Lee, Mary, and Clarite. 
His growing up years centered around working hard on the family farm in Porter Springs, which involved a lot of time sitting on the hard backbone of a mule. At age 17, he enlisted in the US Navy in January 1941. He fired at the Japanese planes when they attacked his base in Hawaii in December of 1941. In 1946 he left the Navy and enrolled at Kilgore Junior College. 
In 1947, he married the love of his life, Clara Bow White.  He found work as an oil field gauger and compressor operator. He kept this job and enjoyed it until he retired 37 years later. During the last few months, he recounted many times how much fun he had while serving his country in the Navy and working in the oil fields.
John and Clara moved to Beeville, Texas in 1950 where they raised their four children on an oil lease in the country. They had three daughters and one son, named Cynthia, John Jr., Mary Jane, and Amy. Soon after their arrival, they joined Friendship Baptist Church and attended services faithfully until his death. He was very active in his church, helping on work days, teaching Sunday School classes, leading singing, inviting people to church, and serving as a deacon.
Mr. Lansford purchased 178 acres of land near Mineral, Texas, built a home, and began ranching. He spent hours and hours on his John Deere tractor clearing and mowing brush. He loved his land and taking care of his cattle.  He loved his Lord Jesus, his family, and will be sorely missed.
Funeral Services for Mr. John Fielder Lansford were held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Porter Springs Cemetery Pavilion. Interment followed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church.
Condolences for Mr. Lansford may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
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JOHNSON “J. L.” ALLEE
Mr. Johnson “J. L.” Allee, age 67 of Austonio, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 in the Winfield Healthcare Center in Crockett. Mr. Allee was born September 10, 1944 in Crockett and had lived in Houston County all of his lifetime. Mr. Allee was a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge # 21 A. F. & A. M. and the Austonio Volunteer Fire Department. He was a contractor and a member of the Austonio Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son Jim Allee and wife Ronda, of Kirbyville; daughters JoAnn Hough and husband Wayne,  Sharon Allee, all of Austonio and Lydia McKendree and husband Anthony, of Corsicana; grandchildren Anthony, Mike and Courtlynn Howard, Tristan, Maci  and  Jaxson Allee, Ally, Taylor and Luke McKendree; sisters Ann Brantley and husband LaDonn, of Crossett, Arkansas and Nina McQueen and husband William, of Pasadena; nephews and niece, Bill McQueen, of San Francisco, California, Belinda Carter, and Mike Brantley, both of  Crossett, Arkansas;  numerous other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his wife Gloria “Dody” Allee; and parents Joe and Carrie Allee.
Funeral Services for Johnson “J. L.” Allee were held Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Hagan Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692 or Charity of Choice. 
Condolences for Mr. Allee may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
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JOYCE HUGHES
Mrs. Joyce Hughes, age 70 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Hughes was born November 27, 1941 in the Jones School House Community and was a lifetime resident of Crockett. Mrs. Hughes was a housewife and a member of the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church. She was a strong supporter of the Latexo Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include her children Billy Hughes, of Crockett, Irene “Sissy” Hughes Thomas and husband Lonnie, of Waco, David Hughes, of Teague, and Kenny Hughes and wife Crystal, of Latexo; grandchildren Niki Lehmann and husband Josh, of Waco, Kenny Hughes and Brittney, of Crockett, Heath Hughes and Ben Willis, both of Latexo; great-grandchildren Destinie Thomas, Dakota Lehmann and Heaven Lehmann, all of Waco; brother and sister Ken Marsh and wife Judy, of Grapeland and Gwen Arnold, of Diboll; sister-in-law Letha Marsh, of Crockett; special great-nephew Christopher Sikes “Whistle Britches”; special sons George Mathena and Paul and Beth Blaylock;  special family Lonnie and Bobbie Ellis and their daughter  Linda; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Gerald Hughes; parents E. E. and Bertha Marsh; and brother James Marsh.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Joyce Hughes were held Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church with Bro. Rocky Hoch and Bro. Gene Kellum officiating. Interment followed in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.   
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church. 
Condolences for Mrs. Hughes may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JUDGE JAMES WILLIAMSON
Judge James Williamson, age 73 of Lovelady, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in the Community Care Center in Crockett.  Judge Williamson was born October 8, 1938 in Holly, Texas and had lived in Lovelady most of his lifetime.Judge Williamson attended Lovelady Schools and Sam Houston State University. He was a member and secretary of the Lovelady Masonic Lodge # 539, a Master Mason serving as District Deputy 23 for the District of Texas and was the recipient of the Gold Trowel Award. 
Judge Williamson had worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice System retiring after 30 years. He was also elected to the Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 retiring after 16 years. Judge Williamson was a member of the Lovelady First United Methodist Church where he served as chairman of the board and also treasurer of the Lovelady Methodist Men.
Survivors include  his wife Dorothy Williamson, of Lovelady; daughters Cathy Stokes and husband Gene, of Huntsville, Angela Gross and husband Mike, of Lovelady; granddaughter Jamie Gross, of Lovelady; grandsons Dusty Stewart and wife Emily, of the U.S. Army, Schweinfurt, Germany and Matt Stokes, of Huntsville; great-grandchildren Gabriel and Savannah Stewart, of Schweinfurt, Germany and Cutter Stokes, of Huntsville; brother-in-law Charles “Chili” Hodges and wife Marie, of Crockett; sister-in-law Sharron Hodges, of Onalaska; mother-in-law Bessie Hodges, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his parents Jimmy and Catherine Williamson; father-in-law and mother-in-law J. M. and Essie Hodges; granddaughter Katelyn Gross; brother-in-law Victor Hodges; and sister-in-law Janet Hodges.
Funeral Services for Judge James Williamson were held Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lovelady First United Methodist Church with Bro. Doug Howell officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lovelady First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 87, Lovelady, TX 75851 or Relay for Life. Condolences for Judge Williamson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

KATHERINE “KATHY” BENNETT
Ms. Katherine “Kathy” Bennett, age 61 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at ETMC in Tyler. Ms. Bennett was born May 7, 1951 in Crockett to Cecil Bennett and Woody Dell Bennett Jones. She was a member of Crockett Church of God.
Survivors include her daughter Carla Smiley and husband Timothy, of Glen Rose; grandchildren Kanyon Droddy, of Crockett, Kwynci Droddy and Kooper Smiley, both of Glen Rose; brothers Doyle Bennett and wife Billie, of Latexo, Calvin Bennett and wife Christa, of Grapeland and J.C. Bennett, of Tennessee; sisters Bethel Lou Beck and husband Boyd, of Crockett and Jodie Tucker and husband James, of Tennessee; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her parents Cecil Bennett and Woody Dell Bennett Jones.
Celebration of Life for Ms. Katherine “Kathy” Bennett will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in Crockett Church of God 405 Alamo Drive in Crockett with the Rev. Darryl Bennett and the Rev. David Taylor officiating.
Following the service there will be a time of fellowship food, Come and bring a covered dish.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

KATHY ANNE EVANS REED
Ms. Kathy Anne Evans Reed, age 54 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Ms. Reed was born October 17, 1957 in Crockett, Texas and was a lifetime resident of Crockett. She was a housewife and attended the Temple of Praise Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her children April Hansen and husband Casey, of Tyler, Tiffany Vickers and husband Jerrod and Megan Griffin and husband Ryan, all of Crockett; grandchildren Jayden Vickers, Jakob Vickers and soon to be Nathan Griffin; mother Aloise Evans, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her father George Evans; and brother David Earl Evans.
Memorial Services for Ms. Kathy Anne Evans Reed were held Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Temple of Praise in Crockett with Bro. Bob Thompson officiating.
Condolences for Kathy may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

KATIE VEST CORTINAS
Mrs. Katie Vest Cortinas, age 39 of Fort Worth, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Cortinas was born October 16, 1972 and had been living in Fort Worth, previously living in Bedias. She had worked for Divita Dialysis in Dallas and attended the Living Truth Church.
Survivors include her husband Gil Cortinas, of Fort Worth; daughter Kayla Marie Cortinas, of Fort Worth; sons Cody Cortinas and Lane Hopper, both of Fort Worth; brothers Charles William Vest and wife Mindy, of Porter and Russell Vest, of Willis; sister-in-law Tammy LaFleur, of Splendora; brother-in-law Joe Cortinas and wife Virginia, of Houston; aunt Martha Thornton and husband Stacy, of Trinity; uncle Mike Wolfe, of Crockett; nieces Trina Vest, Summer Vest, Skylar Street, all of Splendora and Courtney Vest, of Willis; nephews Billy Vest, of Willis and William Vest, of Porter; numerous other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her parents Charles and Debra Vest; brother Brandon Vest; and uncles Grover Frizzell and Jackie Vest.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Katie Vest Cortinas were held Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:00 noon in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Joe A. Cortinas officiating. Interment followed in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. 
Condolences for Katie may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

LINDA MCRAE
Mrs. Linda McRae, age 68 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. McRae was born January 5, 1944 in Trinity County and was a resident of Crockett for the past 24 years. Mrs. McRae was a homemaker and attended the Pennington Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Willie McRae, of Crockett; children Tammy Warren, of Belott, Billy McRae and Lee Anne Stripling, both of Crockett; nine grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her parents William and Alma Clayton; brothers and sisters, Arthur Clayton, Eugene Clayton, Anne Presley, Fannie Anderson and Jean Russell.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Linda McRae were held Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the New Salem Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating. Interment followed in the New Salem Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904.
Condolences for Mrs. McRae may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

LULA MAE LEONARD
Mrs. Lula Mae Leonard, age 87 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012. Mrs. Leonard was born April 15, 1925 to Ed and Willie Murphy. Mrs. Leonard was a farm worker most of her life. She was a member of Spring Baptist Church until her health failed her. She went to School in Wheeler Spring and the Crockett Colored School. Mrs. Leonard was a housewife and mother.
Survivors include her sons David Leonard, Theodore Leonard, Ricky Leonard, Adrian Leonard and Mitchell (Wanda); daughters Lula Rena Leonard, Martha Mitchell (Carl), Janie Silveran (Leo), Lillie Jackson (William), Annie Warner, Hattie Willmore (George), Verdie Rice and Julie White; 69 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; god sister Dessa Baylon and Christina Roberts; numerous nieces,  nephews and friends.
Preceded in death by parents Ed and Willie Murphy.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Lula Mae Leonard were held Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Crockett with Pastor Marshall officiating. Interment followed in Hall Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Trayvius Leonard, Robert Hickman, Jamie Prince, Daryll Shepard Smith, Otis K. Davis, Leo Silveran, Jr., Devon Pace and Benjaman Taylor.
Honorary Pallbearers were David Leonard, Theodore Leonard, Mitchell Leonard, Ricky Leonard, Adrian Leonard, Bertram Leonard, Brian Leonard, Daveunce Leonard, Kenneth Leonard, Myron Wootten and James Berry.
Barkley Funeral Home


LUNA MAYE JACKSON MYERS
Mrs. Luna Maye Jackson Myers, age 92 passed away, August 21, 2012 in Huntsville, Texas. She was the wife of the late Harley J. Myers, lifelong resident of Ratcliff. Mrs. Myers was born January 1, 1920 in Bayou Black, Louisiana, daughter of the late Ralph W. Jackson, Sr. and Annis Sylvia Mount Jackson of Louisiana.  She moved to Mt. Vernon, Texas in 1940 to care for her brother Ralph’s orphaned child, Patsy Jackson.
There she met her future husband, Harley Myers, and was married on December 8, 1940. She was known as a wonderful mother, aunt, grandmother and homemaker. Her house in Ratcliff was always open to family and friends, who enjoyed her great cooking and hospitality. She was a member of Mt. Vernon and Ratcliff Baptist churches. Always a good citizen, she worked in elections for many years, as well as volunteered in the Senior Center kitchen in Ratcliff.
Survivors include her daughter Shirley Lee Myers Allen; daughter-in-law Martha Myers (widow of Charlie Myers); son Herman (Nancy) Myers; daughter Nelda (Ronnie) Arrow; son Jeff Myers (Donna Cox);   brother Robert (Betty) Jackson; sister-in-law Joy Jackson; brother-in-law Loren Hesla; sister-in-law Elizabeth Jackson Foster; grandchildren Therese Hofner, Jennifer (Mark) Peterson, Thompson Myers, Valerie (Pat) Estis, Brian (Shelli) Myers, Matthew Myers, Danielle (Brandon) Masters, Laurie (Lance) Lopez, Alley Arrow, Shawn (Crystal) Snider, Shannon (Kaci) Tapanita and Trina (Lesley) Tapanila; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews of the Jackson , McClain and Myers families.
Preceded in death by her husband Harley J. Myers in 1997; son Charlie W. Myers in 1996; seven siblings Ralph Jackson, Sylvia Jackson, Guy Jackson, Ernest Jackson, Herman Jackson, Bill Jackson and wife Betty and Freida Hesla.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Luna Maye Jackson Myers will be held Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Ratcliff Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Ratcliff.
Gipson Funeral Home

LURLENE MARCELL GOODLOE
Mrs. Lurlene Marcell Goodloe, age 84 of Weches, formerly of Galena Park, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Crockett. Mrs. Goodloe was born April 22, 1928 to Virgil and Woodie Hawkins Pyle in Huntington, Texas. She lived in Galena Park, Texas for 55 years and then in Weches for 15 years. Mrs. Goodloe was a member of the Weches Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her daughter Patricia Dian Spaugh, of Galena Park; sisters and brother-in-law Yvonne Swann and Delbert and Delores Salisbury, all of Weches; grandchildren Kyle and  wife Sofia, Bryan and wife Maria, and Anthony and wife Christie; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents Virgil and Woodie Hawkins; and Husband of 46 years Derrell Goodloe.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Lurlene Marcell Goodloe were held  Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Weches Baptist Church in Weches with Bro. Gary Luker officiating. Interment followed in the Weches Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were Kyle McNabb, Tony Brown, Bryan McNabb, Ricky Jent and Jerry Rains.
Honorary Pallbearers were Jeff King, Jason Jent and Troy Filer
O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home

LYNN HUGHES WASICEK
Mrs. Lynn Hughes Wasicek, age 59 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Wasicek was born May 23, 1953 in England and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime. Mrs. Wasicek was a housewife and attended the Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter Jamie Dalynn Wasicek, of Houston; grandchildren Ray Alexander Wasicek McDonald, Faith Rose Louise Wasicek and DiEndrae Dale Alynn Wasicek, all of Houston; mother June  Hughes, of Crockett; brother Danny Hughes, of Crockett; sisters Kim Sparkman and husband Kelly, of Slocum and Donna Jordan, of Palestine; numerous nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by her husband Dale Wasicek; father Don Hughes; and brother-in-law John Jordan.
Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Lynn Hughes Wasicek were held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Lowery officiating.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.
Condolences for Mrs. Wasicek may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MARY BELLE DOYLE HALLMARK
Mrs. Mary Belle Doyle Hallmark, age 81, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012, at 12:15 p.m. after a brief illness. Mrs. Hallmark was born in Pennington, Texas on February 28, 1931 to parents, James Robert Doyle and Arnita Risener Doyle. She had one brother, James Newton Doyle. She lived in Pennington until after high school graduation when she moved to Houston. She married Herman Gentry Hallmark on July 2, 1949. They resided in Houston until 1993 when upon retirement they moved to Trinity. In 2007 she moved to Waco to be near family. 
Survivors include her two daughters Pamela Hallmark Avara and husband Thomas, of Hewitt and Brenda Hallmark, of Marlin; daughter- in-law Susan Hallmark, of New Waverly; five grandsons James Avara, of Angleton, John Avara, of Houston,  Jason Hallmark, of Conroe,  Gentry and Robert Poole,  of Brazoria County; aunt Bessie Doyle, of Trinity; plus many cousins. 
Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Herman Gentry Hallmark; son James H. Hallmark; parents James and Arnita Doyle; brother James Newton Doyle; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Memorial Services for Mrs. Mary Belle Hallmark were held Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Pennington Community Center with the Rev. Randy Lowe officiating. 
Honorary Pallbearers were James Avara, John Avara and her Doyle cousins. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dogs for the Deaf or your favorite charity of choice.
Condolences for Mrs. Hallmark may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MICHAEL RAY DAVIS
Mr. Michael Ray Davis, age 53 of Houston, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012. Mr. Davis was born September 3, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona to the parentage of Charles Henry and Mary Ann Davis, he was the fifth of seven children.
Mr. Davis moved to Crockett, Texas with his family at the age of three, and remained there until reaching adulthood. Then he moved to Houston, Texas in 1997, where he resided until his departure.
Survivors include his mother Mary Ann Lewis; three sisters Sally Davis, Linda Goldston (James) and Choicy Hopkins; two brothers Charles Davis and Charley Davis; special companion Pearl Owens; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, relatives, and friends who will miss his loving presence.
Preceded in death by his father Charles Henry; and one sister (Bobbie Jo Daigle).

PEARL DOXSEE
Mrs. Pearl Doxsee, age 84, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012. Mrs. Doxsee was born March 10, 1928 in Durant, Oklahoma to Arrena May Roach and John Eli (Levi) Roach.
Survivors include her six children Judy Doxsee Jones-Foo and spouse Richard Foo, Sr. of Houston, Robert Eugene Doxsee, of Las Vegas, Nevada, David John Doxsee, of Caddo, Oklahoma, Debby Doxsee Fisher, of Rockwall, Phillip Charles Doxsee, of Durant, Oklahoma, and Abby Angela Doxsee Wilkerson, of Crockett; grandchildren Susan Jones and spouse Aziz Al-Husain, of Houston,  Mark Jones, of McAllen, Jon Doxsee, of Durant, Oklahoma, Christina Doxsee, of Crockett, Randy Doxsee and Jennifer Doxsee, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Cameron Fisher, of Rockwall; great-grandchildren  Megan Ann Jones, Abdulrahman Al-Husain, Muneera Al-Husain and Patricia Kathryn Jones; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband Eugene Semple (Buddy) Doxsee; and son Joseph Thomas Doxsee.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Pearl Doxsee were held Monday, July 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  at Holmes, Coffey, Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. Interment followed at Caddo Cemetery.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.
Holmes-Coffey-Murray
Funeral Home

PEGGY RUTH COOK
Mrs. Peggy Ruth Cook, age 75 of Grapeland, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Houston County Nursing Home. Mrs. Cook was born September 30, 1936 in Timpson to William Dottra Horton and Ruth East Horton Stanfield.  She was a teller for First State Bank Grapeland.  
Survivors include her husband Walter Cook, of Grapeland; mother-in-law Etheline Cook Neal, of Grapeland; daughters Deborah Poirier and husband Leo, of Latexo and Kristi Gail Vickers and husband Jack, of Austonio; son Walter Kelly Cook, of Grapeland; brother William Howard Horton, of Nacogdoches; grandchildren Brandy Ray Bird and wife Danielle, of Latexo, William Shawn Bird, of Houston, Stormi Mahriah Cook, of Palestine and James Kristopher Bird, of Ardmore, Alabama; great-grandchildren Braxton Ray Bird, William Jonathan (Briley) Bird and Mahria Caralee Cook; niece Jeannie Martin and husband Ron, of Mt. Enterprise; nephew Michael Horton and wife Debra, of Nacogdoches.
Preceded in death by her parents William Dottra Horton and Ruth East Horton Stanfield; step-father Harold Stanfield; and grandson Jonathan William Vickers.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Peggy Ruth Cook were held Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Bailey & Foster Chapel Grapeland with Dr. Charles Allen officiating. Interment followed at 1:00 p.m. in Frankston City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brandy Bird, Shawn Bird, Kris Bird, Michael Horton, Hal Horton and Barry Horton.
 To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.
Bailey&Foster Funeral Home

RANSOM TOM THOMPSON
Mr. Ransom Tom Thompson, age 87 of the Friday Community, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at his home.  Mr. Thompson was born October 10, 1924, one of 15 children born to Martin Luther and Mary Emaline Thompson.
Mr. Thompson was a life-long resident of Trinity County. He worked as a farmer/rancher. He was an avid Groveton Indians (all sports) fan and attended First Baptist Church in Groveton.
Survivors include his loving wife, Polly (Jackson) Thompson; sweet daughter Debbie K. Thompson-Smith and husband John; sisters Lillie Mae Dunlap, Darlene Pyle, and Sallye Faye Evans and husband Clifton; mother-in-law Irene Jackson; and brother-in-law Jim Jackson and wife Sue; many nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents Martin Luther and Mary Emaline Thompson; 11 siblings (and their spouses) Orgen Thompson, Nathan Thompson, Cleo Thompson, Wilford Thompson, Zula Mills, Venson Thompson, Magdalene Gordon, Leona Harrison, O Z Thompson, Roberta Miller, and Maurine Williams.
Funeral Services for Mr. Ransom Tom Thompson, 87, of the Friday Community were held Saturday September 1, 2012 at 10:00am in First Baptist Church with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Ellis Prairie Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill Allen, Jeremy Huse, Stacy Freeman, Billy Jones, John Fussell, Marvin Thompson, Joe don Kennedy, and Mark Fails.
Honorary Pallbearers were Jerry Mac Anderson, Don Huse, Bobby Read, Mac Eastepp, Raymond Monroe, and Benny Abshier.
Waller Thornton Funeral Home

RAY COLLINS ROBERTS
Mr. Ray Collins Roberts, age 84 of the Possum Walk Community, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 in Crockett. Mr. Roberts was born May 28, 1928 in Wise County, Texas to Nimrod and Katie Evans Roberts. He attended Pennington Baptist Church and was a member of the Decatur Masonic Lodge A.M. & F.M.
Survivors include his children, sons Dennis Roberts, of Fredricksburg, Randy Roberts and Robin Roberts, both of Dayton; daughters  Cheri Stang, of Friendswood and Myra Hart, of Pearland; sister Bobbie Ashley, of Decatur; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Roberts.
Funeral Services for Mr. Ray Collins Roberts were held Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Groveton Funeral Home Cartwright Memorial Chapel with Bro Charles Butler officiating. Interment followed in the Pennington Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dennis Roberts, David Roberts, Randy Roberts, Rian Roberts, Robin Roberts, Wade Robert, and Brian Mooney.
Groveton Funeral Home

REVEREND ROBERT LOWRIE
Reverend Robert Lowrie, age 87 of Pennington, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 in the Greenbrier Nursing Home in Tyler. Reverend Lowrie was born July 31, 1925 in Pennington, Texas and had lived in Pennington for the last 25 years, previously living in Houston.  Reverend Lowrie was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II. He was a preacher and had pastored at numerous churches for 35 years. Reverend Lowrie was a member of the Flat Prairie Congregational Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his wife Betty Lowrie, of Pennington; son Kirk Lowrie and wife Barbara, of Bullard; grandchildren Scott Lowrie and Susan Lowrie, both of Bullard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his parents James Robert and Tommie (Arnold) Lowrie; brothers and sisters Vernon Lowrie, Hazel Ashworth, Alice Mansell, Grover Lowrie and J. W. Lowrie.
Funeral Services for Reverend Robert Lowrie were held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Barbara Campbell. Interment followed in the Pennington Cemetery. 
Condolences for Mr. Lowrie may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ROBERT DUDLEY SONNY” STEPLETON
Mr. Robert Dudley “Sonny” Stepleton, age 74 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in the Whitehall Nursing Center. Mr. Stepleton was born July 6, 1938 in Trinity County and had lived all of his lifetime in Houston County. He was retired from the State of Texas and was a member of the Pennington Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter Vicki Michelle Shelton and husband Dennis, of Huntsville; grandsons Joshua Stepleton, of Palestine and Mason Shelton, of Huntsville; sister Mae Belle Dominy, of Crockett; brothers Roy Smith and wife Jonell, of Huntsville and James Ray Gilmore, of Pennington; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
Preceded in death by his wife Kathryn Miller Stepleton; parents Mr. John and Mrs. Lonnie Stepleton; and sister Willie Smith.
Funeral Services for Mr. Robert Dudley “Sonny” Stepleton were held Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Pennington Cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or the Houston County Cancer Support Group, c/o First National Bank, P. O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas 75835. 
Condolences for Mr. Stepleton may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

RODNEY GALE DOTSON
Mr. Rodney Gale Dotson, age 60 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Dotson was born August 27, 1951 in Houston, Texas and was a resident of Crockett all of his lifetime. He had worked as a lab tech for Quantum and Ampacet and was a member of the First Christian Church in Crockett. He was an avid sportsman and love to hunt, fish, trap alligator and pan for gold.
Survivors include his daughters Wendy Cook, of Crockett, Brandi Dotson, of Elkhart, Crystal Reaves and husband Darren, of Texas City, Monica Hoang and husband Bruce, of The Woodlands and Alexandria Dotson, of La Porte; grandchildren Destini, Ciera and Makalyn Dennis, of Crockett, Cody Land and Dillon Manning, of Elkhart, Cortland Reaves, of Texas City, Emree and Evan Hoang, of The Woodlands and Kade Bowers, of La Porte; brothers Garland Dotson and wife Carol, of Fredericksburg and Gene Dotson, of Jacksonville; sisters-in-law Peggy Dotson, of Grapeland and Rhoda Dotson, of Friendswood; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his parents Fritz and Ora Dotson; step-mother Frances Dotson; brothers Darnell Dotson and Dr. Carlyle Dotson; and sister-in-law Carolyn Dotson.
Funeral Services for Mr. Rodney Gale Dotson were held Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tim Allen officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Open Arms (the Local AA Group) and Stepping Stones.
Condolences for Mr. Dotson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

SAMUEL OSCAR MAYFIELD
Mr. Samuel Oscar Mayfield, age 80 of Grapeland, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012, at Palestine Regional Hospital. Mr. Mayfield was born December 12, 1931, in Medina, Texas, to Brice S. and Annie Mae Mayfield. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, with a B.S. in mathematics and then worked for NASA in Houston for 18 years. 
Mr. Mayfield supported all of the Apollo flights (including Apollo 11, the moon landing, and Apollo 13) as well as several Skylab and Shuttle missions. After retiring from NASA, he worked on the International Space Station at Rockwell International / United Space Alliance before he retired to Grapeland. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Married to Dixie Stine Mayfield for 57 years, and the father of three sons and one daughter, he coached Little League Baseball for over 15 years, and supported his children’s school activities. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grapeland, where he served as a deacon until health problems required him to become inactive.                             
Survivors include his wife, Dixie Mayfield; son Robert Mayfield and wife Brenda, of Wichita Falls; daughter Karen and husband Tom Hudson, of Grapeland; son Ronald and wife Lauralynn, of Pearland; son Steven and wife Stacey, of Denton; grandson Jason Mayfield and wife Laura, of Wichita Falls; granddaughter Dr. Teri Mayfield, of Jacksonville, Florida.; granddaughter Carrie and husband Matt Kelley, of Wichita Falls; granddaughter Melissa Hudson, of Houston; grandsons Samuel and Sean;  granddaughter Janelle Mayfield, of Pearland; granddaughter Megan; grandsons Andrew and Aaron Mayfield, of Denton; great-granddaughters Ashby and Tobey Mayfield, of Wichita Falls; great-grandson Tucker Kelley, of Wichita Falls; sister Mary Jo and husband H.L. Porter , of Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents Brice S. and Annie Mae Mayfield; sister Doris Evans Beech; and brother’s Brice and Carl.
Memorial Services for Samuel Oscar Mayfield were held Thursday, July 19, 2012,  at First Baptist Church, Grapeland with Pastor Todd Nivens officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund, First Baptist Church, Grapeland.
To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.
Bailey&Foster Funeral Home

SANDRA WOOLLEY HOLCOMB
Mrs. Sandra Woolley Holcomb, age 71 of Grapeland, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Dallas. Mrs. Holcomb was born October 18, 1940 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Grapeland for the past 25 years. Mrs. Holcomb was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and the Shady Grove Baptist Church. She had worked and retired as a Para Legal.
Survivors include her children Donna Gayle (Cecil) Reed and husband Mike, of Irving,  Michael Allen Cecil, of Lumberton and Lisa Diane Cecil, of Nashville, Tennessee; sister Joy Hodges and husband Bobby, of Crockett; brother Eddie Woolley and wife Kelly, of Marble Falls; grandchildren Wynn Romere, Brie Rangel and husband Daniel, Austen Garmon, Tyler Cecil, Kelsey Cecil, Brice Trejo, Jacob Huey and honorary grandson Nathan Pipps.
Preceded in death by her husband James Larry Holcomb.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Sandra Woolley Holcomb were held Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tim Allen officiating.  Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. 
Condolences for Mrs. Holcomb may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

SYBIL JEAN BOZEMAN
Mrs. Sybil Jean Bozeman, age 84 of Conroe, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Mrs. Bozeman was born May 15, 1928 in Ratcliff, Texas to Louis and Gladys Veal. God blessed the world with a very special lady. She loved everyone she met, gave everyone a smile, and was always ready to help. She raised children, two of which passed away before her.  She often said that a parent wasn’t supposed to outlive her children.
Every night after reading her Bible, she would pray for each of her children and all of her friends or family that she knew who were suffering. She was strong in her walk with God, and consulted with Him before and during every struggle. She offered guidance through this life to any of the children or grandchildren that asked for help, but she wouldn’t try to push her beliefs on them. She knew they had to live their lives and make choices, good or bad.  
Mrs. Bozeman loved her friends and had many. She liked to visit the Friendship Center and play dominos or cards and had been known to enjoy a trip to the casino now and then. She liked to go fishing and would sit for hours to catch a catfish. She broke her hip on February 10th  and from the beginning her only goal was to get back home to her dog Buffy and to her friends at the “Center.”
During her healing and rehab, it seemed there were just too many attacks on her 84 year old body for her to overcome and she received her reward on July 10th. “I Love You a Bushel and a Peck and a Hug Around the Neck”
Survivors include her loving family, brother Larry Veal and wife Judy, of Jasper; daughter Linda McCollum and husband Alan, of Conroe; son Jerry Cole and wife Dianne, of Ratcliff; grandsons Keith Cole, Ronnie Cole and Kenny Cole; granddaughters Sarah McCollum, Amy McCollum, Kristina McCollum, Kimberly Burrran, Stacy Bates and Deidra Franks; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren; numerous dear relatives and friends also survive. 
Preceded in death by her sister Delores Bates; daughter Donna Kennemer; and grandson Michael Franks.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Sybil Jean Bozeman will be held Monday, July 16, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the the Rev. Paul Curtis officiating. Interment will follow in Parker Cemetery in Grapeland  at 3:30 p.m.
Condolences for Mrs. Bozeman may be left at online obituaries www.conroefuneraldirectors.org.
Conroe Funeral Directors

TIMOTHY CARL RAINS
Mr. Timothy Carl Rains, age 51 of Kennard, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center Specialty Hospital in Tyler. Mr. Rains was born September 26, 1960 in Trinity, Texas and had lived in Houston County all of his lifetime. He had worked in the construction business.
Survivors include his wife Beth Rains, of Kennard; daughter Amanda Rains, of Conroe; son Josh Rains; daughter Krystal Frost and husband Melvin, of Diboll; sisters Betty Walger, of Crockett and Shirley Smoldas and husband Frank, of Crockett; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Linda Kelly and husband John, of Buffalo, Kenneth Ackley and wife Debra, of Corsicana, Susan Mitchell and husband Carl, of Crockett, Diana Cantu and husband Herb, of Grapeland, David Ackley and wife Andy, of Kennard and Charles Ackley, Jr. and wife Ramona, of Grapeland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his son, Joe Rains; parents Carl “Apple” and Erselle Rains; niece Briann Sanders; nephew Trevor Sanders; and sister-in-law, Connie Ackley.
Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. Timothy Carl Rains were held Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. David Bolch officiating. 
Condolences for Mr. Rains may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

VERNON “PEEWEE” PATRICK
Mr. Vernon “PeeWee” Patrick, Sr., age 58 of Lovelady, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Patrick was born June 11, 1954 in Houston, Texas and had lived in Houston County most of his lifetime. Mr. Patrick had worked for Louisiana Pacific as a Forest Technician and enjoyed golfing.
Survivors  include wife Betty Patrick, of Lovelady; children Valarie Patrick, of Palestine, Ray Patrick and wife Leslie, of Lovelady, Teresa Fulcher, of Lufkin, Bo Fulcher and wife Destiny, of Huntsville and Angie Smith and husband Danny, of Lovelady; grandchildren raised as sons, Alex McKnight and Christopher McKnight, of Lovelady; grandchildren Lisa Kay Stevens, Madison Davenport, Blake Patrick, Colton Patrick, Amilyn Fulcher, Melaina Fulcher, Delaney Fulcher, Will Sheridan and Ian Sheridan; sisters Ruthie Luker and husband John, of Buffalo, Carolyn Osborne, of Illinois and Carolyn Young, of Lovelady; brother Leonard Patrick and wife Dena, of San Antonio; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Melvin and Mary Reynolds, of Weches; sister-in-law Becky Pilkington and husband Stephen, of Weches; brother-in-law Glen Reynolds and wife Jennifer, of Austin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by his father John Patrick; mother Mary Oliver; step-father Jim Oliver; brother Tommy Patrick; brother-in-law Melvin Reynolds.
Funeral Services for Mr. Vernon “PeeWee” Patrick, Sr. were held Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Duane Mills and the Rev. Josh Mills officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Creek Cemetery Association c/o Mary Lucas, 485 Briargrove, Crockett, Texas  75835 or American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904. 
Condolences for Mr. Patrick may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WINDOLA BOZEMAN
Mrs. Windola Bozeman, age 77 of Latexo, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Mrs. Bozeman was born September 30, 1934 in Latexo to Raymond and Lena Patton Mims. Mrs. Bozeman was a homemaker and a member of the Latexo Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband E.J. Bozeman, of Latexo; daughter Cindy Powell Holloway, of Houston; three stepdaughters Devie Bozeman, Darla Blaha, both of Palestine and Donna Kobou, of Marietta, Georgia; son Steve “Shorty” Powell, of Waco; step-son E. J. Bozeman, II, of Palestine; three sisters Maxine McLane, of Porter, Evalena Ashley and Dian Allen, both of Latexo; six grandchildren Amanda Smith and husband Michael, LeAnn Copper and husband PeeWee, Jacob Powell and wife Michelle, Richey Broadstreet and fiance` Krystal Moore, Eric Broadstreet, and Brandon Broadstreet; four step-grandchildren Brandon Bozeman, Nathan Bozeman, Heidi Allemang, and Kathryn Ivory; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Lena Patton Mims; and brother Edmund Mims.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Windola Bozeman were Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the Latexo Baptist Church with Bro. Chris Rochelle officiating. Interment followed in Latexo Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Hurbert Russell, Butch Patton, James Hobson, H. M. Ferguson, Vant Williams, Benny Box, Doc Ashley and E. J. Bozeman II.
To view online, leave condolences or sign the guest book for Mrs. Bozeman go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.
Bailey&Foster Funeral Home

WINNIE KING
Mrs. Winnie King, age 77 of Porter Springs, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mrs. King was born September 1, 1934 in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas and had lived in Porter Springs since 1984. Mrs. King was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, gardening and needle work.
Survivors include her daughters Denise King Shield and husband James, of Porter Springs,  Susan King Steel and husband Bryan, of Crockett, and Margaret Beth Bruen and husband Mark, of Kansas; grandchildren Scott King Bailey and wife Lisa, of Huntsville, Tonja Kay Roland and husband Kendall, of Sachse, Kristi Lynn Gibson and husband Billy, of Crockett,  Jaime Lyn Rodriquez and husband Ray, of Willis, Shannon Carter and husband Casey and Ashley Bruen, all of Kansas; great-grandchildren Vanessa Weide, Kaylee Roland, McKenna Roland, Abby Roland, Traci Cole and husband Damien, Andrew Gibson, Joshua Gibson, R. J. Rodriquez, Monica Rodriquez, Roland Rodriquez, Caleb Carter, Rachel Carter, Nika Carter and Mya Carter; great-great-granddaughters Brandi Weide and Aliyah Cole; sister Rosie Farrington, of Nassau, Bahamas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Preceded in death by her husband James Elroy King; parents Andrew and Minnie Collins; and several brothers and sisters.
Memorial Services for Mrs. Winnie King were held Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvest Church with the Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. 
Condolences for Mrs. King may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

 

 

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