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Houston County Courier- September 13, 2009 - September 20, 2009
BILLY WAYNE ROLLO SR.
Mr. Billy Wayne Rollo Sr., age 72 of Lovelady, passed away Friday, September 4, 2009 at his residence in Lovelady. Mr. Rollo was born March 19, 1937 in Lovelady, Texas. He was a graduate of Lovelady High School. Mr. Rollo proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, as a machinist during the Vietnam War. He retired from TDCJ where he worked as a prison guard for many years. after retirement he worked for Lovelady ISD as a School Bus Driver. He was a faithful member of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints of Crockett.
Survivors include his loving wife of 17 years, Amanda Kelton Rollo; children Karen Rollo Primeaux and husband Hubert, Billy Wayne Rollo, Jr., Loring Ann Rollo, Samuel David Rollo and Gerald May Rollo; grandson Hubert Owen Primeaux, Jr.; siblings Jackie Rollo and Laverne Gardner and husband Morris; step-children Jan Felcoff, Dan and Cindy Blair, Rana and Michael Jones, Jennifer Day and Dudley Steed. step-grandchildren Asher Felcoff, Donovan Rhone, Benjamin Cooley, Gaston Jones, Daniel Cook, Ashley Day and Barrett Steed; numerous other relatives also survive.
Preceded in death by his parents Delbert and Fannie Rollo; and a brother Will Dean Rollo.
Funeral Services for Mr. Billy Wayne Rollo Sr. were held Monday, September 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with Brother Scott Matthews and Bro. Charles Butler. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery Paul Campbell officiating.
Pallbearers were Barrett Steed, Donovan Rhone, Asher Felcoff, Dudley Steed, Michael Jones, Gaston Jones, Charles Gardner, Travis Holden and Honorary Daniel Cook.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home
Mrs. Ada Vickers, age 87 of Houston, formerly of Kennard, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2009 in the Legend Oaks Nursing Home in Houston. Mrs. Vickers was born January 20, 1922 in Rusk, Texas. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennard.
Survivors include her daughter Sharon Sue Fulton and husband Robert, of Whitehouse; sons A. J. Vickers III, of Tomball, Thomas Earl Vickers and wife Nancy, of Senatobia, Miss. and Stephen Wayne Vickers and wife Yvonne, of Channelview; grandsons Stephen Kent Fulton, Brent Andrew Vickers and wife Stacey, Aaron Joshua Vickers and wife Morgan, Kyle David Vickers and John Thomas Vickers; granddaughters Robbin Lorann Swain and husband John, Amanda Jean Stubbs and husband Cliff, Jennifer Elaine Lampin and husband Bradley and Caitlin Elizabeth Vickers; step-grandson Will Spencer; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Winona Froio, of Mass.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband Jack Vickers, Jr. in 1997.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Ada Vickers were held Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jim Durham officiating. Interment followed in the Corinth Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church-Kennard.
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ALICE MARIANNE CHELF
Mrs. Alice Marianne Chelf, age 67 of Austonio, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2009 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Chelf was born June 3, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois and has been a resident of Austonio for the past 18 years. She was a housewife.
Survivors include her husband Henry L. Chelf, of Austonio; children Muriel Stampley and husband Robert, of Tomball, Angelique Mechile Penny and Donald Snapley of Tomball; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Sandra Maxwell and husband Larkin, of Schaumburg, Ill.; step-children Kadidra Mills, of New Braunfels, Shelly Van Heel, of Cibolo, Starlina Nicholson and husband Frank, of Marion, Rhonda Voss, Frances Post, both of New Braunfels, Henry L. Chelf Jr. and wife Christina, Steve A. Chelf, all of Seguin and Peggy Castillo, of New Braunfels; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorial Services for Mrs. Alice Marianne Chelf to be announced at a later date.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home
Mrs. Allene Wells, age 73 of Frankston, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at her home. Mrs. Wells was born October 9, 1936 in Houston to Jess Colbert and Jennie Faye Burton. She was a doting mother and wife.
Survivors include her loving husband Kenneth Wells, of Frankston; sons Allen Brady, of Frankstona and Johnny Wells, of Porter; brothers Bill Colbert, of Pleasanton and Jim Colbert, of Frankston.
Preceded in death by her sons James Brady and Jimmy Wells.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Allene Wells were held Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church in Lovelady.
W. L. “DUB” COOK
Mr. W. L. “Dub” Cook, age 87 of Porter Springs, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2009 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Cook was born February 22, 1922 in Houston County, Texas and was a resident of Porter Springs all of his lifetime. He was a retired route salesman having worked for a local Ice Plant and Kay and Herring Propane. Mr. Cook was a member of the Porter Springs Baptist Church and was currently a farmer and rancher.
Survivors include his children David Cook and wife Sylvia, Wanda Saliagas and husband Nick, and their mother, Ruth Neely, all of Porter Springs; grandchildren Jeffrey Cook, of Huntsville, Daniel Reaume and wife Julie, Stephanie Reaume, Brittney Forrest, all of Austin and James Pace, of Porter Springs; sister Mildred Klimist, of Fort Worth; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his parents Luke and Eddie Cook; brothers Vernon and Gail Cook; and sisters Fannie Shelton and Mae Hawkins.
Funeral Services for Mr. W. L. “Dub” Cook were held Friday, September 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Culp and the Rev. Carl Standley officiating. Interment followed in the Porter Springs Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Porter Springs Cemetery Association, c/o Kathy Ward, 301 Johnson Avenue, Crockett, Texas 75835 or Porter Springs Baptist Church.
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ANNA OMELINA KING
Mrs. Anna Omelina King, age 91 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2009 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. King was born May 10, 1918 in Houston County to John and Emily Omelina, she finished the 10th grade at Salt Branch School.
She then went to Dallas to attend Vocational School where she became a sheet metal mechanic. Mrs. King worked for North American during World War II and for Douglas, Lockheed and Martin where they worked on mats for C54’s. During the Berlin Airlift, they transformed troop ships into hospital ships, her job was to install nurse’s station and Johnny’s where she worked for 9 years and 11 months and was known as “Rosie the Riveter”.
Mrs. King later went to work for Texas Instruments in Dallas where she retired after 27 years of service. She returned to Crockett in 1988 and was a member of the Sunset Christian Church in Grapeland. Mrs. King was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, charter member of the S. P. J. S. T. and was a 59 year member of Mutual Aid Society.
Survivors include her sisters Jane Omelina Sexton and husband Dennis, of Crockett and Mickey Omelina McGaugh, of Corsicana; niece Jayne Tallant and husband Billy, of Pursley; nephew John West, of Corsicana; numerous other relatives also survive.
Preceded in death by her husband William F. “Bill” King; parents John and Ludmilla Omelina; and sister Rosa Goodwin and husband James.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Anna Omelina King were held Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sunset Christian Church with the Rev. Vance Drum and the Rev. Jim Tom Ainsworth officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sunset Christian Church,
P.O. Box 878, Grapeland, Texas 75844.
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JOHN F. LOOKER JR.
Mr. John F. Looker, Jr., age 87 of Grapeland, passed away Friday, September 11, 2009 at Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett. Mr. Looker was born April 10, 1922 in Hobart, Oklahoma to John F. Sr. and Leah Siegfried Looker. He was a retired pumper for Amoco Production Co. Mr. Looker served in the U.S. Marines during WWII. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grapeland.
Survivors include his wife Billie Looker, of Grapeland; daughters Kathy Boyce and husband Ron, of Livingston, Dawn Tanner and husband Jimmy, of Yukon, Okla. and Cindy Carey and husband Charlie, of Plano; son Randy Beard and wife Linda, of Florence, SC.; sister Eva Simpson and husband Charles, of Refugio; seven grandchildren Patti Betts, Clete Tanner, Andrew Boyce, J.T. Perry, Justin Perry, Jeromy Beard and Ethan Beard; three great-grandchildren Tanner Betts, Sheridan Betts and Matti Betts.
Preceded in death by his parents John F. Sr. and Leah Siegfried Looker; and a brother Bill Looker.
Funeral Services for Mr. John F. Looker, Jr. were held Monday, September 14, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Grapeland with the Rev. David Bradley officiating. Interment followed in Glenwood Cemetery in Crockett.
Pallbearers were her Grandsons.
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MELBA LOIS MCBRIDE GUILLOT
Mrs. Melba Lois McBride Guillot, age 65, lost her five-year battle with cancer on Monday, September 7, 2009 in Houston. Mrs. Guillot was the younger of two children born to elvin and Douchess McBride on August 2, 1944 in Groveton. She began her school career in Crockett, where she lived until the summer after her freshman year in high school. The family then moved to Huntsville, where she quickly became a favorite; being named cheerleader.
After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Sam Houston State University and was a member of Alpha Delta Phi Sorority. She met her future husband of 38 years, Jim Guillot, while attending Sam Houston. They were married in 1971, and was blessed with two sons, James (Jamie) Everret Guillot and Kristopher (Chris) Kerr Guillot.
Mrs. Guillot decicated her life to teaching for 34 years until her illness forced retirement. the last 17 years were spent at Ed White Elementary, a school she truly loved and one that loved her back. ahe was named Teacher of the Year.
Survivors include her husband Jimmy Guillot; sons James (Jamie) Everret Guillot and Kristopher (Chris) Kerr Guillot and wife Cindy; the grandson she adored Kristopher James Guillot; mother-in-law Grayce Guillot; sister Janice Shivers.
Preceded in death by her parents Elvin and Douchess McBride.
The service was attended by numerous friends from Crockett, many who were by her side to the end, and rows of men and women who taught withand loved her for years. She will be missed by all those who loved her and by a host of relatives and dear friends.
Memorials can be sent to your local Cancer Society or to the Moore-Frye-Eckles Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1248, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Mr. Jim Allbright, age 82 of Houston, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2009 in the Kindred Hospital in Houston. Mr. Allbright was born November 4, 1926 in Coolidge, Texas and had been living in Houston for the past 7 years, previously living 20 years in Huntsville. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II.
Mr. Allbright was retired having worked as a Purchasing Agent for the Texas Department of Corrections and was a member of the Cypress Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Charlene Allbright, of Houston; daughter Regina Allbright Morris and husband Paul, of Houston; sons Barry Allbright and wife Rhonda, of Amarillo and Charlie Allbright and wife Byna, of Houston; 10 Grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Henry Horton and wife Vannette, of Fairfield and Allene Stubbs and husband Carol, of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his son Jamie Allbright; parents Mr. and Mrs. Allen Allbright; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Dub and Lula Horton.
Funeral Services for Mr. Jim Allbright were held Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Henry Horton and the Rev. Carol Stubbs officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
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