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East Texas News - Obituaries
Houston County Courier- September 1, 2009 - September 13, 2009

Kelly Rochelle Anderson
TRINITY – Celebration of life services for Kelly Rochelle Anderson, 43, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. Guy Hargrave officiating.
Burial followed in Clapp Cemetery.
Mrs. Anderson died Saturday, Aug. 29, in Crystal Beach.
She was born June 28, 1966 in Houston,.
Survivors include her husband, William Vick; two children, Amanda Anderson and Nick Bowlen; her mother and her “pops”, Beverly and Billy Knight; her father and step-mother, Larry and Adrianna Clemmons; four brothers, Danny Clemmons, Jason Clemmons, Jeremy Clemmons and Frank Booth; three grandchildren, Kaytlyn Williamson, Aryan Johnson and Dustyn Johnson; and a number of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Marvis Giles
HOUSTON – Services for Mavis Giles, 88, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at the Groveton Church of Christ, 169 N. Main Street, in Groveton.
The family will receive friend from10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Groveton Church of Christ.
Burial will follow in the Bennett Cemetery.
Mrs. Giles died Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Huntsville.
She was born March 12, 1921 in Apple Springs and was preceded in death by her husband, Van Giles; a twin sister, Madis Cochran; and  her parents Lawrence and Willie White.
Survivors include three children and their spouses, Gladys Maryol, D.M. (Mert) and Jim Gribble and Alvin and Bobbie Giles; a sister and her spouse, Helen and Hoover Cochran; a brother and his spouse, Garland and Lessa White; five grandchildren and their spouses, Bubba and Sherry Williford, Donna and Juan Pinnon, Bill and Rhonda Williford, Robert (Bo) and Terri Giles and Jo and Vanessa Giles; and seven great-grandchildren Jasmine, Jason, Allen, Dylan, Justin, Sarah, Chris.
The Claire Brothers Funeral Home of Houston directed the arrangements.

Wilton Carroll “Boots” Harris
TRINITY – Services for Wilton Carroll “Boots” Harris, 81, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at the Groveton Church of Christ with Minister Rodney Langley officiating.
Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Park in Wharton.
Mr. Harris died Friday, Aug. 28, in Streetman.
He was born Sept. 2, 1927 in Streetman, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from Texas Gulf Sulphur Co. after working more than 25 years as a painter. Following his retirement, he moved to Groveton and was a member of Groveton Church of Christ.
Mr. Harris was known as a kind and giving man who touched many people with his gentle heart.
He was preceded in death by his wife; Gloria Harris, and a son, Danney Harris.
Survivors include a son and his spouse, Jimmey Carroll and Terrie Harris; a brother and his spouse, Jerry and Ginger Harris; a sister-in-law, Eunice Mae Miano; six grandchildren and their spouses, Jeremy Carroll and Deedra Harris, Jolie Anne and Keith Taylor, Joshua Carroll and Jennifer Harris, Courtney Harris, Tiffany and Kostaki Chiligiris and Cody Joe Harris; eight great-grandchildren, Michael Keith Taylor, Scottie Keith Taylor, Lyndi Renee Harris, Justin ”Bucky” Carroll  Harris, Jonathan Carroll Harris, Steven Carroll Harris, Jake Thomas Harris and Nolan Grace Harris; and a devoted friend and caregiver, Frances Worsham and her immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials contributions be made to Groveton Church of Christ.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

James L. Jack
NASH – Graveside services James L. Jack, 94, of Trinity and formerly of Hooks were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, in the Chapelwood Mausoleum in Nash with John Hall officiating.
Mr. Jack died Saturday, Aug. 29, in a Huntsville hospital.
He was born Nov. 12, 1914, in McKeesport, PA., and was retired from the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta F. (Berty) Jack, and a son, James Gary Jack.
Survivors include a daughter and her spouse, Judith Lynne and Earnest Ronnie York of Trinity; two sisters, Alice Morgan of Pennsylvania, and Margaret Coates of Phoenix, Ariz.; a granddaughter and her spouse, Stacy M. and Randie Jones of Fort Worth; four great-grandchildren, Logan Jones, Tanner Jones, Ryan Taylor and Ashley Taylor; and a number of other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Chapelwood Funeral Home of Nash directed the arrangements.

Opal Arlene Marshall
TRINITY – Services for Opal Arlene Marshall, 82, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with the Rev. James David Hooper officiating.
Burial followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Ms. Marshall died Wednesday, Aug. 26, in Spring.
She was born July 30, 1927, in Normangee, and was the owner/operator of the Tasty Freeze in Trinity for many years. She was known as a strong, determined, quick witted, friendly and  caring woman.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alex Roy Blackshear; her second husband, Arthur Marshall; a daughter; Sharon Darlene Hayes; a  grandson, Kevin Wayne Warren; and two brothers, Leroy Reynolds and James Wiley Reynolds Jr.
Survivors include 10 children and their spouses, Reynelda and Jack Shipper, Billy Wayne Warren, Kathleen and Joe McMillan, Lisa Blackshear and special caregiver Michelle Harsany, Pat Vincent and husband Joe Gassy, Susan Trowbridge, Mike Marshall, Cheryl and Larry Burns, Charlotte and Chuck Threat and Roy B. Allen; a sister, Frances Reynolds Hooper; grandchildren, Michelle and Larry Clopton, Kyle and Hope Warren, Brandon and Phylis Warren, Shea Fowler, Cory McMillan, Melanie and Brandon Loftin, Ashley and John Moorley, Kyle and Tanya Sullivan, Blake Vincent, Christopher Fogg, Deanna Fogg, Scott Conner, Bonnie Allen,  Shane Marshall and Alex Trowbridge; 25 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

Julian Stanley Nolen
McKINNEY – Memorial services for Julian Stanley Nolen, 73, former editor of The Trinity Standard, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at the Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home, 602 S. Tennessee St., in McKinney.
Mr. Nolen died Thursday, Aug. 13, in a McKinney nursing home. 
He was born May 17, 1936 in Motley County, the son of Julian Franklin Nolen and Nadine Scott Nolen. He attended public schools in Roaring Springs and Motley County and earned a bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. He later pursued graduate coursework at Texas Tech University and North Texas State University. 
Mr. Nolen was a sports reporter at newspapers in Amarillo and College Station and wrote for other publications. He also taught at schools in Flomont, Ralls and Lamesa for 26 years. His longest teaching stint was in Lamesa where he taught journalism and history at Lamesa High School from the early 1970s to 1988. Mr. Nolen later served as editor of the Belton Journal in Belton and The Trinity Standard in Trinity. He retired in the Pilot Point and Tioga areas during the past ten years. 
He married Linda Helen Robertson of Lamesa in June 1975. 

Survivors include his wife, Linda Nolen of McKinney; a son, Daniel Nolen, 20, of North Richland Hills; three stepsons, Chip May, 45, of Aubrey, Jeff May, 43, of Allen and Robert May, 41, of Rockwall; a sister, Lois Foster of Idalou; two brothers, Jesse Nolen of Alba and Cecil Nolen of Clovis, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sallye (Lynn) Rainwater
PEARLAND – Graveside services for Sallye “Lynn” Rainwater, 70 of Houston were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity with Pastor Rick Jolley officiating.
Mrs. Rainwater died Friday, Aug. 28, in Houston, Texas.
She was born March 18, 1939 in Houston, the daughter of J.H. Carlile and Viola Vivian Lee Priest Carlile. She was a former resident of Layfayette, La., Silsby and Trinity and has resided in the Houston and surrounding area since 1972.
Mrs. Rainwater was employed with Southwestern Bell for a number of years as administrative assistant. She was known as a loving and devoted mother who loved to cook for her family. She was of the Methodist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Rainwater, and a son, John Garlyn Rainwater.
Survivors include two daughters, Gaylyn Payne and husband Eddie, and Paige Rainwater and partner Misty; two sisters and their spouses, Vickey and Harley Milner and Chére and Daniel Rainwater; three brothers and their spouses, Jay and Joyce Carlile, Augie and Diane Carlile and Rod and Grace Carlile; nine grandchildren, Beau Payne and wife Jennifer, Sally Payne and husband David Scogin, Jackson Payne, Michael Biscamp, Callie Biscamp, Meredith Rainwater, Madison Rainwater, Miles Rainwater and DéLyn Rainwater; a nephew, David Rainwater; and numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Clayton Funeral Homes of Pearland directed the arrangements.

Mary Merlene Rogers
TRINITY – Services for Mary Merlene Rogers, 65, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.11, 2009, in the Josserand Baptist Church with Bro. Neil Kemper and Bro. Bueford Rogers officiating.
Burial followed in East Prairie Cemetery.
Mrs. Rogers died Saturday, Aug. 8, in Lufkin.
She was born Aug. 23, 1943 in Trinity, the daughter of Willis Carroll and Nellie LouCindy Bryan. She was a member of Josserand Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by two sisters, Minnie Landrum and Lola Mae Eaton; a brother, John Bryan; and a great-grandson, Trinton Rogers.
 Survivors include her husband of 49 years, R.B. Rogers; three sons and their spouses, Bueford  and Dimple Rogers, Jimmy and Lisa B Rogers and Allen and Lisa K Rogers; a sister and her spouse, Ruby and Emery Walker; 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Michaele McClintock, Bryan and Dana Rogers, Lettisha Reeves, Kaleena Reeves, Kaylee McClintock, Erica and Ryan Hayden, Samantha Rogers, Brandon Rogers, Jordyn Rogers and Chris and Ashley Knight; a great-grandson, Rylee Rogers; a special friend and her husband,, Cindy and Mark Jenkins; and a number of other relatives.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home of Trinity directed the arrangements.

C. W. “CORKY” CHERRY
Mr. C.W. “Corky” Cherry, age 74 of Grapeland, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at ETMC in Crockett. Mr. Cherry was born July 21, 1935 in Percilla to Richard and Mozelle Cherry. He was a Stockman with East Texas livestock and a member of Sunset Christian Church. Mr. Cherry will be missed by everyone that knew him.
Survivors include his wife Betty Cherry, of Grapeland; daughter Janett garding and husband Jim, of Palestine; son James Keen and wife Bonnie, of Grapeland; sister Jean Woodfin, of SC.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents Richard and Mozelle Cherry; sisters Ora Cherry and Aileen LaBlanc; brothers Lyle, Bud, Sam and David Cherry.
Funeral  Services for Mr. C.W. “Corky” Cherry were held Monday, August 31, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Sunset Christian Church with Dr. Vance Drum officiating. Interment followed in Davis Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Stephen Keen, Adam Reed, Wayne Dyches, James Keen, Jim Garding and Danny Mill.
Honorary Pallbearers was James Earl Elliott.
 To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com
Bailey&Foster Funeral Home

DONALD RUSSELL MCCRAY JR.
Mr. Donald Russell McCray, Jr., age 61 of Orange, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2009. Mr. McCray was born May 13, 1947 in Saginaw, Michigan to Donald Russell McCray, Sr. and Ruth Mae (Lozay) McCray. He was a member of the Pierce Horse Shoe Club and also a great cook. Mr. McCray was a well traveled man and lived  out of the country for many years including Spain. He was considered a good man and loved his family very much.
Survivors include his wife Julia Ilene Hammerly McCray, of Orange; step-daughter Dominique Gray and husband Anthony, of Mauriceville; step-sons Jacob Paul Pierce, of Appaloosas, Cody Paul Pierce, of Crockett and Stoney Paul Pierce and wife Pamela Tyur, of Crockett; daughter Lorraine Miranda McCray; grandchildren Isabella, Caleb and Milena Gray, Brandon Brooks, Taylor Pierce and Crowley Pierce; sisters Cherie Hunt and Paulianna Porres; and brothers Raymond Streussnig and Ted Streussing, Jr.
Preceded in death by his parents Donald Russell McCray, Sr. and Ruth Mae (Lozay) McCray.
Memorial Services for Mr. Donald Russell McCray, Jr. was held Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Clarbar Funeral Home in Orange.
Claybar Funeral Home

MAUNA LAWSON GLAZIER
Mrs. Mauna Lawson Glazier, age 97 of Lovelady, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. Mrs. Glazier was born October 17, 1911 in the Holly Community and had lived in Lovelady all of her lifetime. She was a housewife and a seamstress. Mrs. Glazier was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her special friends Maedean and Dale Harrelson, of Lovelady; numerous cousins and other relatives also survive.
Preceded in death by her parents Dallas and Willie Lawson; sisters and brothers-in-law Margie and Claude Brown and Bobbie and Clifton Knox.
Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Mauna Lawson Glazier were held Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Roye Blackmon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 177, Lovelady, Texas  75851.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WILLIE HAYNE “COONEY” SHIFLETT
Mr. Willie Hayne “Cooney” Shiflett, age 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, August 28, 2009. Mr. Shiflett was born July 8, 1923 in Weldon to George and Nola Shiflett. He went to CC Camp at the age of 16 and served in the United States Army during World War II.
After returning from the service, he worked for Dow Chemical Company for a short time. in 1945 he began his lifelong career in the pipline industry. In 2007, the industry honored him by inducing him into the Pipeliners Hall of Fame. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Shriners for 60 years.
Mr. Shiflett and Betty Sue Monk married on November 8, 1980. They traveled throughout Texas pipelining and in 1990 retired to Brenham,Texas. Mr. Shiflett loved the Lord, his family and friends deeply. He was a very loving husband and father and truly a one of a kind man. He will forever be missed by all.
Survivors include his wife Betty Sue; sons Tommy Shiflett and wife Marilyn, of Beaumont and Harlow “Chip” Monk and wife Janine, of Houston; daughters Glenda Hahn and husband Robert, of Brenham, Rose Shiflett, of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Elizabeth Moeller and husband Ron, of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; grandsons Brandon Shiflett, Tommy Lee Shiflett and wife Brandi, Jarrod Shiflett and wife Angela, Nils Shiflett, Dustin Lombardi, Harlow Monk, Chad Monk, Chris Monk, Jeffery Merz and Jason Hahn and wife Melissa; granddaughters Tammy Tallent and husband Steve, Kelly Howell and husband James, Kristin Hahn, Kari Goerlitz and husband Roger, Courtney Benson and husband Brandon, Shelly Armstrong and husband Larry, Madison Moeller, Marty Schiller and husband Tracy, Marcy Zapalac, Ashley Briones and husband Jesus, Tracey Merz; sisters Ella Mae Tolbert, of League City and Naomi Coulter, of Houston; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents George and Nola Shiflett; two brothers; four sisters; and daughter Loy Ann Shiflett Zapalac.

MURPHY GEORGE
Mr. Murphy George,    age 82 of Lufkin, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 in a local Hospital. Mr. George was born July 25, 1927 in Palestine, Texas, the son of the late Janie (Kojak) and William George, Sr.
Mr. George graduated from public school at Palestine High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 - 1955. He and his wife Bettye have one son, Bill. The Georges are members of First Presbyterian Church in Lufkin. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and Arabia Temple Shrine in Houston.
Mr. George served on a number of local, regional and state boards as a dedicated volunteer, to include: Memorial Medical System of East Texas, University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, Memorial Hermann Foundation, SFA University Foundation, East Texas Food Bank Foundation, Burke Center (Deep East Texas MHMR), Buckner Family Place, Goodwill Industries, Boys & Girls Club of Deep East Texas, Boys & Girls Club of Lufkin, Area 7 Special Olympics, Museum of East Texas, Salvation Army, Women's Shelter, Texas Association of Business, Texas Business & Commerce Political Action Committee, Texas Department of Commerce (appointed by Governor Ann Richards in 1992) and Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (appointed by Governor George W. Bush in 1996).
Mr. George was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including: Volunteer of the Year - 1992, presented by Hermann Childrens' Hospital, George H. Hermann Society, Houston, Texas; Ralph W. Steen East Texas of the Year Award - 1993, presented by Deep East Texas Council of Governments; Outstanding East Texan of the Year - 1994, presented by Texas Chamber of Commerce; Volunteer of the Year - 1994, presented by Texas Chamber of Commerce; Texas Leader of Excellence - 1996, presented by the Free Market Foundation; Special Congressional Recognition - 1996, presented by United States Congress; Paul Harris Fellow - 1996, presented by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International; Service Above Self Award - 2004, presented by Rotary International (Angelina Rotary Club); The Silver Bucket Award - 2009, presented by The Angelina Chamber of Commerce ; and The Angelina Award - 2009, presented by The Angelina Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include his son Bill George, of Lufkin; brother and sister-in-law Frank, Jr. and Jeanette George, of Palestine; sisters-in-law Agnes George, of Palestine, Alma Taylor, of Abilene and Peggy Mattox, of Crockett; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Preceded in death by his wife Betty Joyce Knox George in 2001; parents Janie (Kojak) and William George, Sr.; brothers William George, Jr., Johnny George, Jesse George, Sr.; and sister Virginia George Smith.
Services for Mr. Murphy George were held on Sunday, August 30, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church, with Bro. Steven Frasier and Dr. Jack Schultz officiating. Private entombment services were held in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Jesse George, Jr., Jeffrey George, Sr., Frank George, Jr., Jesse George, III, Fred Knapp and Charles Taylor.
Expressions of sympathy in Murphy's memory may be made to Buckner Family Place, 1825 Sayers, Lufkin, Texas 75904; Women's Shelter of East Texas, 2723 Durst, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964; Boys & Girls Club, 909 S. Angelina, Lufkin, Texas 75904; Volunteer Service Council at The Lufkin State School, P. O. Box 1648, Lufkin, Texas 75902; or to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be offered at www.mem.com.
Gipson Funeral Home

WANDA MCQUEEN
Mrs. Wanda McQueen, age 74 of Groveton, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. McQueen was born May 17, 1935 in Martins Mill, Texas and was a resident of Groveton since 1981. She was a member of the Pink Ladies where she volunteered at Lufkin Memorial Hospital for several years. Mrs. McQueen was a housewife and a member of the Pennington Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband C. W. McQueen, of Groveton; sons Don McQueen and wife Betty, of Tomball and Jeff McQueen and wife Tammie, of Lake Jackson; grandchildren Melissa Day and husband Shannon, of Lake Jackson,                Dan McQueen, of San Antonio, Hope Williams and husband Caleb,  of Bryan and Brooke Burwell and husband Aaron, of Marshall; great-grandchildren Shawna and Shayln; sisters Maurine Ray and husband Jim, of Clute and Glenna Morlan, of Richwood; sisters-in-law Lillian Paduh, of Grapeland and Lucille Jones Land and husband Roy, of Friday; brothers-in-law H.E. McQueen and wife Nadine, of Gilmer, William McQueen and wife Nina, of Pasadena; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her parents Charles and Nezzie Lee Singley; and brothers Charles and Jamie Singley.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Wanda McQueen were held Friday, September 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Pennington Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Butler and the Rev. Bud Magee officiating. Interment  followed in the Flat Prairie Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pennington Baptist Church or Hospice in the Pines, 116 South Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home



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