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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries

Copyright 2012 - Polk County Publishing Company

 

TUCKER
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Charles Raymond Tucker, 79, of Livingston were held on Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Big Sandy Cemetery in Big Sandy, with the Rev. Don Goodwin officiating. Honorary pallbearers were David Tucker, Paul Tucker, Jerry Smith, Jeremy Nicholson, Phillip Tucker and Joel Tucker. Charles was born on July 13, 1932 in Polk County, the son of Raymond Belcer Tucker and Oleta Elliott Tucker. He is survived by his daughter, Sherron Anderson of Highlands; sister, Myra Adams of Livingston; brother, Winfred Tucker of Big Sandy; three grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SAXON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Stephen Grant Saxon, 56, of Friendswood, were held on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Damascus Missionary Baptist Church in Corrigan, with the Rev. Curtis Jordan officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Pallbearers were Mick Woodard, Chuck McFarland, Jamer Tolar, Daniel Quinn, Doug Tompkins and Clint Dorman. Honorary pallbearers were C.J. Dennison, Chad Dennison, Jerry Surtala, J.W. Reneau, Tim Locke and Mr. VaVrecka. Stephen was born on Aug. 8, 1955 in Corrigan, to John Howard Saxon Jr. and O’Weena Emmons Saxon. He is survived by his soulmate, Sandra Dee Dennison of Friendswood; mother, O’Weena Saxon of Weatherford; brother, John Mitchell Saxon and wife Gayle of Corrigan; sister, Michelle Lea Tompkins and husband Doug of Weatherford; aunt and uncle, Bonnie and Charles Fuller of Livingston and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MCGWIER
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Don Otto McGwier, 62, of Onalaska will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Don Wilkey officiating. Don was born on March 17, 1950 in Altus, Okla., to Arnold McGwier and Neva Joe Payton McGwier. He died on April 15, 2012 at his residence in Onalaska. Don is survived by his wife, Jeanie McGwier of Onalaska; daughters and sons, Stephanie McGwier and Dustin McGwier, both of Lubbock, Jason McGwier of Austin, Dawna White of Lubbock and Anthony Adams of Goodrich; stepdaughter and husband, Heidi Payne and Cody Hicks; stepson, Jesse Payne; special friend, Vern Dillard of Sugarland; grandchildren, Madison McGwier, Savannah Chelsea Parker and Christian Andrew Parker; step-grandson, Tanner Hicks and brother and sisters, Billy McGwier of Slaton, Rita McDaniel of Shepherd and Anita Ferris of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JEFFCOAT
LIVINGSTON -- Roy D. Jeffcoat of Onalaska died on April 19, 2012. He was born on Feb. 5, 1949 in Houston and grew up in Crosby. Roy retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone in Houston following a lengthy career as a human resources manager, retiring to Lake Livingston where he enjoyed boating and fishing. Roy was known as a kind and generous man, always ready to help friends and neighbors. Roy was preceded in death by his father, Royal Ottis Jeffcoat. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Joyce Becher of Onalaska; his mother, Alta Joyce Jeffcoat; sisters, Peggy Barron and Bity Speir; brother, Lanny Jeffcoat of Crosby; daughter, Christina Jeffcoat of Houston; son, Scott Douglas Jeffcoat of Dallas; daughters, Holly Goldstein of League City, Amanda Martin of Damon and Amber Gentz of Livingston and grandchildren, Sierra Becher, Breanna Jeffcoat, and Connor Goldstein. The family will hold a private memorial to celebrate Roy’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Polk County. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GILBERT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Bill Gilbert, 66, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Charles Butler and Larry Allbritton officiating. Interment followed in Old Ivie Cemetery in Kennard. Pallbearers were Jamie Hoelyn, Matt Davis, Matt Davis Jr., Clay-ton White, Gary White and John Ramirez. Honorary pallbearer was Ralph Blount. Bill was born on July 8, 1945 in Highlands, to Calvin “Bo” William Gilbert and Ernestine Dykes Gilbert, and died on April 22, 2012 in Livingston. He is survived by his wife, Mary Katherine Gilbert of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Daymon William Gilbert and Aimee Gilbert of Kingwood; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine Denise White and Gary White of Shepherd; daughter and son-in-law, Glenda Gale Daane and Gary Daane of Green River, Wyo.; sister and brother-in-law, Toni Ramirez and John Ramirez of League City; grandson, Clayton White of Shepherd; granddaughter, Brooke White of Shepherd; grand-daughter, Kaitlin Gilbert of King-wood; grandson, Noah William Gilbert of Kingwood and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BOHANNNON
LIVINGSTON – A celebration of life service for Gladys Lauzon Hunter Bohannon, 59, of Livingston will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Jason Gulley officiating. Gladys was born on June 8, 1952 in Mobile, Ala., the daughter of Stuart Malcolm Lauzon and Mary Lou O’Rourke Lauzon. She died on April 23, 2012 in Livingston. Gladys was a member of Crossway Outreach Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Stuart and Mary Lou Lauzon. Gladys is survived by two sisters, Diane Martens of Seabrook and Anna Mary Lauzon of LaMarque; two nieces and one nephew, Tiffany Garcia, Kenneth Garcia and Tracy Garcia; two foster children, Clayton Stanford and Floyd Cloud; other great-nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com. In lieu of flowers, family and friends are requesting that dona-tions be made in memory of Gladys to American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, River of Life, SAAFE House, SPCA, or Crossway Outreach Church’s Puppet Ministry. Donations may be mailed to Casey Evans at 3785 US Hwy 190 W., Livingston, TX 77351.

FERGUSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for John Paul Ferguson, 56, of Livingston will be held at noon on Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Ferguson Family Farm in Livingston, with the Rev. Chuck McLaurin officiating. Interment will follow in Rice Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday before the services. John was born on Aug. 24, 1955 in Beaumont, to Charles and Winella Ferguson. He was where he wanted to be and enjoyed life. John died on April 23, 2012 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Donna. He is survived by his brothers, Doug Ferguson and wife Carolyn of Houston and Tom Ferguson of Lufkin and Vicky; nieces and nephews, Chuck, Chad, Chasity, Mark, Andrew and Lindsey; great-nieces and nephews, Calah, Caiden, Kinsley, Charlize, Charlie and Joshua and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

DUFF
CORRIGAN -- Robert Lee Duff was born June 9, 1950 in Corrigan and died on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. He is preceded in death by his fa-ther, Fed Felder Duff and mother, Gladys May Brooks Duff. Survivors include his devoted wife and caregiver, Mary Duff; daughters Leah Oates, Latisha Wood and Cassie Taylor; step-daughters, Dawn Johnson, April Johnson and Amanda Johnson; stepson, Michael Johnson; his younger brother and friend, Amos Duff Sr.; special friends, Dewayne and Debbie Durham; nine grand-children; two nephews and numer-ous cousins, relatives and friends. Mr. Duff was a member of Love Faith and Hope Ministries of Leg-gett, but was known to visit Car-mona Community Church and Time for Harvest Church, both in Corrigan. Mr. Duff was a minister of the gospel and loved to sing songs. As an evangelist, he traveled with the Rev. Darwin Stanley all over Texas and Arkan-sas. As a young man, Mr. Duff put himself through college working as a butcher. He earned a business degree and CPA certification. Mr. Duff put his education and expe-rience to good use through the years as a business owner. He created 4-D Traps and had over 44 accounts in East Texas alone, where he sold coon, perch, catfish and other specialized traps. After retiring from 4-D Traps, Mr. Duff processed deer in his spare time, making smoked deer sausage that people drove from miles around to get. In his spare time he built wagons and raised horses with his almost son, Billy Evans. Up until Mr. Duff's health failed, he and his family rode on the Corrigan-Camden Trial Ride every year. For those closest to him, he will always be remem-bered as a prankster who had a big heart and stood by what he be-lieved. Although, he could be gruff at times family and friends say he was a big teddy bear on the inside.

GARNER
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Boyce Eugene Garner, 63, of West Minister, S.C. were held on Monday, April 16, 2012, in Big Sandy Cemetery in Dallardsville, with the Rev. Bobby Crawford officiating. Mr. Garner was born Feb. 17, 1949 in Borger, to Junior Aaron Garner and Charlcie (Brisco) Garner. He died in West Minister, S.C. on April 8, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Laura Garner of West Minister, S.C.; sons, David Rangland, James Rangland and Joshua Green, all of Texas; daughters, Beth Garner of Texas, Rebecca Garner of Texas and Breana Green of South Carolina; brother, Gary Garner of Texas; sisters, Sherry Carter and Trisha Garner, both of Texas; three grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HELMER
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Roy Donald Helmer, 52, of Kingwood will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mr. Helmer was born Aug. 28, 1959 in Houston, to Fred Helmer and Mary Russom Helmer. He died in Houston on April 10, 2012. Roy worked in the printing industry for over 30 years, with his most recent employer being Aspen Imaging. He was known as a devoted family man, putting his family and friends first. Roy enjoyed building things of wood, working with electronics and “piddling” in his garage. When not at work, Roy enjoyed his passion for Tae Kwon Do, having attained a second degree black belt. He enjoyed the outdoors, with his favorite activity being camping with the family and friends. He loved sports, and was a master of video games, namely Uncharted. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Helmer and father-in-law, J.W. “Shooter” Martone. Roy is survived by his wife, Delinda “Lindy” Helmer of Kingwood; son, Cory D. Helmer of Kingwood; mother, Mary Helmer of Humble; mother-in-law, Dolly Meadows Martone of Kingwood; brothers, Gary Helmer and Jerry Helmer, both of Humble; brother and sister-in-law, Derrick and Heather Helmer of Tomball; sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Daniel Stone of Kingwood; brother-in-law, John Martone of Humble; niece and husband, Kristin and Matt Lewis; niece and husband, Chelsey and Chris Lawrence; niece, Johnna Martone; niece, Allie Stone; nephew, Kyle Stone; nephew, Colin Helmer; niece, Lauren Helmer and numerous other family and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the our online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ESTES
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Marilyn Ann Estes, 63, of Point Blank were held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska. Interment followed in Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst. Pallbearers were Terry Mesecher, Dan Gillingham, Roy Gillingham, Bill Foster, Jim Gilley and Bobby Gault. She was born Aug. 27, 1948 in Houston, to William Howard Mooman and Billie Jean (Ashworth) Mooman. She died in San Augustine on April 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Howard and Billie Jean Mooman and husband, Roy Lee Estes. Patricia is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Joann Estes of Point Blank; grandchildren, Jessica Estes of Houston, Kristopher Estes and fianceé Wendy Senger of Houston, Krystal Estes of Houston and Melissa and husband Jon Jeremy Hall of Willis; great-grandchildren, Raidon Escobedo, Aliah Estes, Khloe Estes and Alyssa Estes, all of Houston, Alexis Hall of Willis and John Jeremy Hall Jr. of Willis; special friend, Don Mesecher of Point Blank; brother, Andy Mooman, of West Palm Beach, Fla. and numerous other family and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BAILEY
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Corrie Lee “Red” Bailey, 76, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Provi-dence No. 1 Baptist Church in Leggett, with the Rev. Ronnie Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in Carrington Cemetery in Leggett. Mr. Bailey was born Sept. 28, 1935 to Antonio and Jessie D. Bai-ley in Livingston and died on April 12, 2012 in Corrigan LTC Partners Nursing Home in Corrigan. He married Lessie Marie Phillips on Sept. 26, 1963 in Livingston. Unto this union were born four children: Ivory, Felicia, Beatrice and Corrie Jr. He joined the Church of the Living God in Seven Oaks, where he served as chairman dea-con until his health failed him. He worked at Ogletree Sawmill for 35 years and retired from Champion International in 1991. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Corrie Lee Bailey Jr. and two stepsisters, Christine Churchwell and Brenetta Flournoy. Survivors include his wife, Lessie Marie Bailey; three daughters, Ivory Rattiff, Felicia Cole (Ken-neth) and Beatrice Hill; seven grandchildren, Ranada Williams (Courtney), Jessica Cole, Michael Rattiff Jr., Veronica Hill, Kenneth Cole Jr., Charlene Hill and La’Tricia Hill (Kevin); six great-grandchildren, Charysh, Na’Shawn, Courtney Jr., Calah, Miyhana and Va’Nesa; three brothers, Johnny Bailey (Jewel), Odis Bailey (Betty) and Freddie Bailey (Sara); two sis-ters, Essie Jean LaBlont and Gloria Moore; one stepbrother, B.C. Har-rell (Bernadette); two aunts, Espe-nola Gardner and Maggie Eleby; one uncle, Will Bailey; special friend, Jim Davis and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HARPER
SILSBEE -- Surrounded by her adoring family, Annie Lorene Foxworth Harper died on April 13, 2012. She was 86 years old and had fought a courageous, deter-mined battle against breast cancer since 2002. She is preceded in death by her first husband, L. G. Foxworth, the father of their five children; and O.C. (Goose) Harper, the husband of her middle and senior years. Lorene was born on Feb. 14, 1926, to John and Fannie Over-street in Warren. Her older sister, Bertha Westbrook (Buna), pre-ceded her in death. Their younger sister, Louise Bottoms of Jewett, survives her two older sisters. Lorene became Mrs. L. G. Fox-worth when she was only 15 years old. After a few years, the young couple settled in Port Neches and raised a family of five children, all of whom survive her: (1) daughter: Shirley Dougher and her husband John (Port Neches) – along with son Michael Faulkner (Lumberton) and his children, Alex and Logan; and son Lance Faulkner, his wife Kim (Orangefield) – and their children, Liam and Presley; (2) daughter, Myrtle Broussard and her husband Floyd (Port Neches) – along with their daughter Sonya Squyres, her husband Gary (Tomball); daughter Theresa Fukuda, her husband Paul (Bridge City) – and their children, Ashleigh, Alyssa, and Aiden; son Kent Broussard, his wife Susan (Conroe) – and their children, Ty and Taryn; (3) son, Larry Foxworth and his wife Wanda (Austin) – and their daughter Tangela Bailey, her husband Matt (Austin) – and their children, August and Crue; (4) son, David Foxworth and his wife Carol (Magnolia) – and their children, Nicole Stahl, her husband Austin (Tomball)– and their sons, Tyler and Travis; and daughter Robyn Foxworth and Robert Gentry (Aus-tin); (5) daughter, Brenda Dower and her husband Charlie (Livingston). L.G. died of a heart attack when he was 47 years old and Lorene became a widow at age 44. Three years later, she married a childhood friend, O.C. (Goose) Harper and moved from Port Neches to Village Mills. They had in a spacious home in the woods that always over-flowed with friends and family. Goose died of cancer in January 2000. His survivors were his widow, Lorene and his son, Randy Harper and his wife Laura, and sons Max and Jacob. Lorene was always happiest when she was cooking and enter-taining her family and her many friends. She was known as a fabul-ous cook and could whip up the most mouth-watering entrees and desserts. Her gift was serving oth-ers, always with her sweet smile and generous heart. She loved playing dominos and cards and had many evenings of playing games and eating delicious snacks at her home. She was always in the middle of happy activities, usually as the hostess. Family celebrations were frequent and fun at the farm. Lorene was a member of the First Baptist Church in Port Neches as a young mother; and a member of the First Baptist Church in Warren as a senior adult. She loved her church and served in every way possible. She loved hearing the Word preached; she was a great fan of gospel, country, and bluegrass music and attended concerts with her friends whenever possible. As her cancer took a toll on her physical abilities, Lorene moved from her country home to a com-fortable apartment at The Gardens in Livingston, where she lived for the last 2-1/2 years of her life. De-spite cancer and other medical is-sues over the last several years, Lorene never gave in or gave up. Family members say her optimism, good nature, and kindness over-came much adversity. She was known as a woman of faith; the heart and cornerstone of her large, adoring family. With dignity and grace, she set an example for mothers, wives, grandmothers and friends. There was a gathering of family and friends on Monday, April 16, at Farmer’s Funeral Home, Silsbee. A funeral service to celebrate her life was held on Tuesday, April 17, at the First Baptist Church in Warren, with Bro. Troy Richardson officiating. Interment followed in Village Mills Cemetery, where she was laid to rest between L. G. Foxworth and O. C. Harper. Pallbearers were grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Farmer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condo-lences will be accepted at http://www.timeformemory.com/farmer

MCGWIER
ONALASKA -- Don Otto McGwier, 62, of Onalaska died on April 15, 2012 at his residence in Onalaska. He was born on March 17, 1950 in Altus, Okla. Services are pending. A full obit-uary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LONG
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Carolyn Gwen Long, 44, of Livingston were held Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Shannon Johnson officiating. Carolyn was born on Aug. 14, 1967 in DeRidder, La., to William Monroe Harrod Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Thomas Harrod. She died on April 14, 2012 in Livingston. Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Paul Long of Livingston; daughter, Ashley Long of Livingston; two sisters and two brothers-in-law and one brother, all of DeRidder, La., Sherri and Morris Connelly, LeAnn and Tex Strength and William Harrod III; numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LETHCOE
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Tracy Lethcoe, 36, of Onalaska, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Dennis Hodge officiating. Tracy was born on Oct. 14, 1975 in Houston, to Jackie Wayne Vaughn and Deborah Kay Farmer Vaughn. She died on April 15, 2012 in Livingston. Tracy is preceded by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Sean Lethcoe of Onalaska; daughter and son, Skylyn Lethcoe and Lane Lethcoe of Onalaska; sister, Denise Pawlikowski of Humble; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Stephanie and Coy Kimbro of Onalaska and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Onalaska Youth Sports Association, P.O. Box 2654, Onalaska, TX 77360. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SHEPPARD
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for George Franklin Shep-pard, 70, of Huntsville, a former resident of Livingston, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Chaplain Ron Edgington Sr. offici-ating. Mr. Sheppard was born on Oct. 18, 1941 in Livingston, to Charles Wyatt Sheppard and Jo Geneva Chessher Sheppard. He died on April 16, 2012 at his residence in Huntsville. He was active in youth sports. Mr. Sheppard is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Brian Taylor of Fort Worth; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Curtis and Christine Taylor of St. Louis, Mo.; son and daughter-in-law, Geoff and Michelle Shep-pard of Kingwood; grandchildren, Charlie Sheppard, Genevieve Sheppard and Wyatt Sheppard; mother of his children, Carol Shep-pard of Huntsville; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Woody Nelson of Tomball; nephew, Kent Nelson; nephew and niece-in-law, Rod and Dawn Nelson; great-nieces and great-nephew, Emily Nelson, Eliza Nelson and Alex Nelson; aunt and uncle, Bess and Robert Baker of Tomball and nu-merous cousins. Cochran Funeral is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BAILEY
LIVINGSTON -- A graveside service for Reginald Bailey, 82, of College Station will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Bailey was born on May 1, 1929 in Village Mills and died on April 16, 2012 in College Station. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WILLIFORD
LIVINGSTON -- Lamar Willi-ford, 76, died on April 16, 2012 in Tyler. Mr. Williford was born Nov. 24, 1935 to Clarence Ray and Ila Humble Williford in Big Sandy. He is survived by children, Sha-ron Wood and spouse Larry, Steven Williford and spouse Deb-bie, Pam Smith and spouse Stoner, Melinda Pate and spouse Richard and Mike Williford; sister, Shirley Ray McKinney; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Carol Benk-hen; sister, Joyce Ray; cousin and brother Dwayne Humble. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Big Sandy Community Church, with the Rev. Rex Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow in Big Sandy Cemetery, Dallardsville. Pallbearers will be Steve Willi-ford, Mike Williford, Steven Willi-ford, Roger DeLong, Chris Williford and Micheal Welch. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Pate, Gerald Humble and Josh Landrum. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

SCHAPPERT
LIVINGSTON -- Ronald Edward Schappert, 49, of Coldspring died on April 9, 2012 at Lake Livingston. He was born on March 1, 1963 in Chicago, Ill., to Robert Elmer Schappert and Geraldine Pauline Novak Schappert. Robert is preceded in death by his father, Robert Elmer Schappert and brother, Steven Charles Schappert. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Domitila (Rita) Altamirano of Coldspring; mother, Geraldine Schappert of Spicewood; daughter, Brittany Ford of Coldspring; brother, Thomas Schappert of Lebanon Junction, Ky. and sister, Sandra Schappert Myers of Spicewood. Memorial services were held on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Green officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HUMBLE
LIVINGSTON -- Charles Dwayne Humble, 74, died on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Me-morial Medical Center in Livings-ton. Mr. Humble was born Dec. 21, 1937 to J.D. and Emily Hendrix Humble, in Livingston. Dwayne belonged to Big Sandy Community Church and was a musician. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary Ann Rikard Humble; sons, Ronald Glynn Humble and Randy Metz and spouse Leah; daughters, Debra Courtney and spouse John, Darla Campbell and spouse David, Donna Feimster and spouse Richard and Brenda Doucet and spouse Mark; brother, Gerald Glynn Humble and spouse Norma; aunt, Lois Lilley Tanner; grand-children, Jennifer, Jason, Michelle, Brian, Stephanie, Deanna, Amanda, Cody, Jacob, Tyler, Samantha, Caleb, Melissa, Dustin, John Eric, Seth and Sara and 15 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his parents and one grandson, Jarrod Humble. A celebration of Dwayne’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Big Sandy Community Church, with the Rev. Rex Hendrix officiating. Burial will follow in Big Sandy Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cody Court-ney, Blake Humble, David Hum-ble, Dale Humble, Darrell Humble and Brian Doucet. Honorary pall-bearers will be Floyd Adams, La-mar Williford and Michelle Zisch-ler. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

HELMER
LIVINGSTON -- Roy Donald Helmer, 52, of Kingwood died on April 10, 2012 in Houston. Roy was born on Aug. 28, 1959 in Houston, to Fred Helmer and Mary Russom Helmer. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KOLOJACKO
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Jeanne Kolojacko, 79, of Goodrich were held on Friday, April 13, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Don Goodwin officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were J.D. Hill, Joshua Hill, Kristopher Grimes, Kendall Parrish and Billy Parrish. Honorary pallbear was Allen Shaw. Jeanne was born on Dec. 30, 1932 in Robeline, La., to Henry Withers and Rosa Nelson Withers. She married Johnnie Kolojacko in Lake Jackson on Aug. 3, 1965. Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Kolojacko of Goodrich; two daughters and son-in-law, Jeannith Belanger of Huntsville and Karla and Ricky Blanchette of Willis; two sisters, Dorothy Mahaffey of Pasadena and Doris Thomas of Hughes Springs; four grandchildren, Jennifer Shaw and Allan, J.D. Hill and Tersea Stapelton, Joshua Hill and Emily, and Kristopher Grimes; five great-grandchildren, Abi Oliver, Kamrin Shaw, Gunter Hill, Landon Hill and Nolan Hill and two nieces of Judy Rice and Shelia Shamblin of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ROACH
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Patricia Hoffpauir Roach, 76, of Onalaska were held on Saturday, April 14, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Dr. Don Willis and the Rev. Dale Snell officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were John Rozell, Jerry Bradford, Tom Martin, John Martin, Mike Ladner and Donald Roach. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Hamaker, Cliff Cecil, Wayne Bolton, Calvin Small, Bill McGregor and Floyd Schoonover. Mrs. Roach was born on June 25, 1935 in Port Arthur, to Kahn Wise Hoffpauir and Frances Adella Bushong Hoffpauir. She died on April 12, 2012 in Onalaska. She was a graduate of Lon Morris College and Lamar University. Patricia married Glenn Roach in the First Methodist Church in Port Arthur on Sept. 3, 1955. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Onalaska and sang in the choir. Patricia held several offices at the Onalaska First United Methodist Church and loved to plan trips. She was a member of the Red Hat Society of Onalaska, 50-year member of Beta Sigma PHI Sorority in Pasadena and Livingston, a member of the Buncos Group, AARP of Onalaska and helped at the Senior Citizen Center of Onalaska. She also was a member of First United Methodist Church in Livingston and was a “Bell Ringer.” Patricia taught school in Pasadena ISD for 25 years. She loved sports and outdoor activities and especially enjoyed watching her husband, children and grandchildren play basketball and other sports. She was known as someone who was always willing to help others and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her beloved family. Patricia was uplifted by the many supportive friends throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Francis Hoffpauir and sister, Cora Whitsel. Patricia is survived by her husband of 56 years, Glenn Roach of Onalaska; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Gary Johnson of Gatesville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Joan Roach of Pasadena; sister and brother-in-law, Libby and George Conant of Ft. Worth; four grandchildren, Garrett Johnson, Glynna Johnson, Alex Roach and Hunter Roach; sister-in-law, Doris Roach of Crosby; nephew, Donald Roach of Spring Branch and niece, Janet Ladner of Crosby. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ESTES
LIVINGSTON -- Marilyn Mooman Estes, 63, of Point Blank died on April 12, 2012 in San Augustine. She was born on Aug. 27, 1948. Funeral services are pending at this time. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GARNER
LIVINGSTON -- Boyce Eugene Garner, 63 of Westminster, S.C. died on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Boger, to the late Junior Erin and Charlcie Brisco Garner. Funeral service are pending. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MUNN
LIVINGSTON -- Janice Chloe Munn, 82, of Livingston died on April 12, 2012 in Lufkin. She was born on Feb. 28, 1930 in Cherokee, Okla., to Lewis Henry Munn and Alice McCrady Munn. Janice is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by sister, Donna Jean Cooper of Norman, Okla.; sister-in-law, Geneva Munn of Coalgate, Okla.; three nieces, DeAnn Davis of Oklahoma City, Okla., Christie Cooper of Norman, Okla. and Mary Alice Lane of Coalgate, Okla.; nephew, Lewis Lee Munn of Coalgate. Okla. and numerous great-nieces and nephews and other family members. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ROBINSON
LIVINGSTON -- Audrey Mae Robinson, 68, of Livingston was born on Jan. 28, 1944 in Galena Park, to A.C. Pruett and Rosie Stafford Pruett. She died on April 12, 2012 in Livingston. Audrey is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Robert Eaton; second husband, Gary Robinson; sister, Margie Shearer and brothers, Charles Pruett, Jimmy Ray Pruett, Gary “Billy Joe“ Pruett and Stanley Pruett. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law and daughter and son-in-law, Lex and Jessica Eaton of Redlands, Calif., Debbie and Wayne Bland of Livingston, Russell and Cindy Eaton of Midland, Mich. and Robert and Debra Eaton of Willis; 13 grandchildren, Christopher, Justin, Sis, Brandon, Buddy, Buck, Hunter, Cody, Tyler, Aaron, Dana, Hillerey and Whitney; five great-grandchildren, Mackenzy, Madison, Dustin, Cayden and Case and seven brothers and sisters, Mildred, Vernon, Gerald, Vernice, Patsy, Lynn and Glenn. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Bear Creek Baptist Church in Cleveland. Interment followed in Bear Creek Cemetery in Cleveland. Pallbearers were Lex Eaton, Russell Eaton, Robert Eaton, Buck Bland, Buddy Bland and Chris Eaton. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JONES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Velma Richey Jones, 84, of Livingston were held on Friday, April 6, 2012, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Fred Alford officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Polk County. Mrs. Jones died on April 3, 2012 in Lufkin. She was born on Sept. 22, 1927 in Livingston, to Joseph B. Richey and Novella Hester Richey. Ken-neth Jones became her husband on July 17, 1981 in Beaumont. Mrs. Jones was a member of Blanchard Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Novella Ri-chey; two brothers, Herman Richey and Marvin Richey and three sis-ters, Hazel Kenner, Avis Kervin and Estelle Sanders. Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, Kenneth Jones of Li-vingston; brother, J. C. Richey of Angleton and sister, Thelma Martin of Houston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

DICKERSON
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Anna Margaret Davis Dick-erson, 66, of Seven Oaks will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, at First Community Baptist Church, with the Rev. Curtis Hester officiating. Interment will follow in New Wensley Cemetery in Seven Oaks. Mrs. Dickerson died on April 12, 2012 in Seven Oaks. She was born Aug. 3, 1945 in Leggett, the daughter of the late Thornton Davis and Josiephine Jessie Davis. She graduated from Dunbar School and Jarvis Christian College, receiving a master’s degree in New York. She was self-employed with Good Shepherd Assisted Living and Lakeland Adult Day Care. She was a member of First Community Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Louis Dickerson Sr. of Liberty; daughters, Dina Knighton of Li-vingston and Saadika Wright of Houston; son, Louis Dickerson Jr. of Houston; seven grandchildren, Jelani Dickerson, Jerell Dickerson, Daniel, Bradley, Kolbre and Tirrene Dickerson and Shanijah Jackson; two great-grandchildren, Paijh Hughes of Livingston and Julian Nieves of California; brothers, James Davis (Juanita) of New York, Peter Davis and Donald Ray Robinson (Jean) of Houston; aunt, Louise Taylor of New Willard; uncle, Jim Jessie of New Willard; special friend, Debbie Williams (Dave) of Humble and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Jelani Dicker-son, Ira McCardell, Arvin Mitchell, Marcus Mitchell, Darrell Love and Don Taylor. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HOWARD
FREEPORT -- On Jan. 25, 2012, a handsome baby boy was born to MelQuita Lewis and Korry Howard whom they named Jakorrean Laval Howard. Although a short life here on earth, Jakorrean touched the hearts of many. Now he is resting in the arms of Jesus and his grandmother, Maxin Joyce and great-grandmother, Alberta Lewis, both of whom preceded him in death. Survivors include his parents, MelQuita Lewis and Korry Howard of Freeport; one brother, Joshua Barclay of Freeport; grandparents, Valerie Lewis of Freeport, Melvin and Shenay White of Freeport and Henry and Chillie Howard of Li-vingston; great-grandparents, Larry Lewis of Freeport, Annie Mae McCloud of Livingston and Porter and Gloria Joyce of Livingston; god-parents, Nedra Pierce and Do-nald Wilson of Freeport; 12 aunts; 10 uncles and a host of other rela-tives and family friends. A celebration of Jakorrean's life was held Wednesday, April 12, 2012, at Agape Fellowship Full Gospel Church, where Jakorrean's grandmother, Minister Shenay White, officiated and Bishop Han-nis Prince is pastor. Pallbearers were his grandfathers, Melvin White and Henry Howard. Honorary pallbearers were Jakorrean’s father, brother and uncles. Concluding services Ja-korrean was laid to rest in Oakland Community Cemetery, Freeport. To share condolences, visit www.memorialoaksfunerals.com.

PATTERSON
LIVINGSTON -- William Howard Patterson Jr., 61, of Livingston died on April 13, 2012 in his residence in Livingston. He was born on June 14, 1950, to William Howard Patterson Sr. and Barbara Patterson. He is survived by his wife, Deanna Patterson of Livingston; two sons, one daughter-in-law and one daughter, Damon Patterson of Georgetown, Danene Hayley of Seattle, Wash. and Darth and Karen Hayley of Doniphan, Mo.; sister, Julie Hudsman of Michigan; mother-in-law, Oletha Lina of Livingston and numerous other family members and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

DUFF
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Robert Lee Duff, 61, of Corri-gan will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, in Carmona Com-munity Church in Corrigan, with Charlie Hodge officiating. Inter-ment will follow in Carmona Cem-etery in Corrigan. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Duff was born June 9, 1950 in Camden and died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Lufkin. He owned his own business and was a member of Carmona Com-munity Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Fed Felder and mother, Gladys Mae Brooks. Mr. Duff is survived by his wife, Mary Duff of Corrigan; brother, Amos Duff; daughters, Leah Oates, Latisha Wood and Cassie Taylor; stepson, Michael Johnson; step-daughters, Dawn Johnson, April Johnson and Amanda Johnson; nine grandchildren; two nephews, numerous cousins and other rela-tives and friends. Pallbearers will be Duane Nevins, Dakota Wood, Darrel Brown, Andy Duff, Amos Duff and Billy Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Johnson and Delton Billeaudeau. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PAYNE
LIVINGSTON -- Jimmy Adron Payne, 73, of Frankston died on April 2, 2012 in Tyler. He was born on Nov. 28, 1938 in Houston, to O.A. Payne and Mary Lois Lamberth Payne. Mr. Payne served in the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Army., retiring after 31 years of service in the military and for his country. Mr. Payne is preceded in death by his father, O.A. Payne. He is survived by daughter, Lora Powell; son, Mark Payne; son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Brandice Payne; mother, Lois Payne; six grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Louise Nash and Sue and Carl Ellis and brother, Jerry Payne. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 6, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Chaplain Rod Skelton officiating. Military honors were provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard from Ft. Polk, La. Interment was in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 991 in Palestine served as active pallbearers. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JONES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Velma Richey Jones, 84, of Livingston were held on Friday, April 6, 2012, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Fred Alford officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Polk County. Mrs. Jones died on April 3, 2012 in Lufkin. She was born on Sept. 22, 1927 in Livingston, to Joseph B. Richey and Novella Hester Ri-chey. Kenneth Jones became her husband on July 17, 1981 in Beau-mont. Mrs. Jones was a member of Blanchard Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Herman Ri-chey and Marvin Richey and three sisters, Hazel Kenner, Avis Kervin and Estelle Sanders. Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, Kenneth Jones of Li-vingston; brother, J. C. Richey of Angleton and sister, Thelma Martin of Houston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GODWIN
LIVINGSTON -- James Howard “Red” Godwin Sr. of Livingston died on Monday, April 2, 2012, after a courageous fight against Parkinson’s disease and dementia. He was born in Pineapple, Fla. on March 31, 1924, to John and Elizabeth Godwin. He was a Chris-tian who was quick to acknowledge that his many life accomplishments and blessings were gifts from his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The greatest of these blessings was the 65 years spent with the love of his life, Flora. James was known as a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a carpenter and insulator by trade, but in his retire-ment years he spent many hours tending his gardens and just enjoy-ing the outdoors. He was an avid deer and elk hunter in his favorite place, the mountains of Colorado. James is survived by his daugh-ter, Liz Mabry and husband Byron; son, James Howard Godwin Jr. (Mack); grandchildren, Mark Spurgeon and wife Renee and children Chelsea and Matt, Brad Spurgeon and wife Townley and children Joey, Ryan and Bradley, Tommy Godwin and wife Sherry and children Ricky Jo, Tyler and Bella, Daryl Godwin and wife Jen-nifer and his daughter Macey; sis-ter, Velma Johnson of Greenville, Ala. and sister-in-law, Dorothy Aldridge of Livingston. Preceding him in death are 10 brothers and sisters in Alabama. If desired, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Services were held Friday, April 6, at Pace Funeral Home. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

GRACE
CONROE -- A memorial service for James Bennett Harvey Grace was held on Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Conroe, at the home of his daughter, Glenda Griffin. James was born Nov. 26, 1936 in Livingston and died on April 4, 2012 in Conroe after a brief illness. James was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Norma Han-cock Grace. James is survived by his children, Jack and Paula Grace, Doug and Kellie Grace, Glenda and Paul Griffin and Donna Grace; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Patsy Hear-ren; brother, Glen and Nikki Hear-ren; sisters-in-law Laura Hearren, Mildred Gay, Bonnie Klump and Marie Hancock; brother-in-law, S.B. Hancock; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. James was known as a loving fa-ther, husband, grandfather, uncle, and friend to many and never met a stranger. James retired from Smith & Company after 25 years.

WESTON
SEABROOK – Jay Harold Wes-ton of Seabrook died suddenly on March 16, 2012. He was born in Tacoma, Wash. on Jan. 11, 1950. Jay was a special addition to his family, Harold and Bliss Weston and sister Janet. He attended school in Billings, Mont. and Lafayette, La. He played foot-ball in high school and the slide trombone in band. He was presi-dent of the Key Club and hosted the regional convention as a senior. His father, Harold Weston, was department head for the Lafayette Auditorium and for the City of Houston. Jay received his BA degree from USL. He met Melissa Scruggs and married her in 1975. She preceded him in death in 1997 and his father died in 1999. Jay leaves behind his mother, Bliss of Livingston; son, Brennan of Seabrook; daughter, Shelby Elizabeth Bennett and husband Paul Bennett of Alvin; sister, Janet Mize and husband Raymond Mize of Houston and nieces, Christina Bliss Smith and husband Michael Smith and nephew Dawson and Tracie Lynn Mize-Rowlett, hus-band Randall and nephew Dylan. Jay remained very close to Melis-sa’s family, as well as his own and was known as a loving son to his mother. He was a representative for Val-trim Control Valve Parts and Re-pair in Deer Park. One of his many and last generous contributions was assisting his mother in setting up her stained glass entries for the Livingston Art League Spring Art Show.

WILLIAMS
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for B.F. Williams Sr., 90, of Corri-gan were held Saturday, April 7, 2012, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Robert Lank-ford officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Apple Springs. Mr. Williams was born April 2, 1922 in San Saba, Texas and died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Di-boll. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard (Navy) from Sept. 24, 1942 until Nov. 27, 1945. He served as an electrician on board a ship in the Philippine Islands. He worked as a telephone man in many communities, cities and in five states with General Telephone Co., which is now known as Veri-zon. He was employed for this company for over 30 years and retired in August of 1977. Before starting his career in the telephone industry he was em-ployed by Goodyear Rubber Co. where he drove as a tire tester. He also drove a truck for Sinclair Oil Refinery. He also served in many capacities and offices of the Inter-national Communication Workers of America Union. Mr. Williams lived in the com-munity of Wakefield and served as the neighborhood handy man until going to the Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Nursing Home in Diboll in March of 2008, where he contin-ued to “work” and share his stories with all until he finally “retired” on April 4. He was the past grand in the order of the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Gonzales Lodge No. 58. As a small boy his brothers and sisters called him “Horsefly.” In later years he was better known as “Wil-lie.” He was preceded in death by wife of 61 years, Bobbie Lee Her-ring Williams; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Williams; four brothers and five sisters. Mr. Williams is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, B.F. Jr. and Susan Williams of Dayton; daughter, Nadine and husband Wayne Culver of Humble; daugh-ter, Sherry (Shae) Williams of Bay-town; grandchildren, Mandi Shae Williams of Houston and Brian Williams of Corrigan; great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Williams of Henderson; step-grandchildren, Michelle and Wade Airheart of New Mexico and James Luke and Leslie Morgan of Livingston; step-great-grandchildren, Coleman and Bailey Airheart of New Mexico; sisters-in-law, Sarah Williams of Lubbock, Nila Faye Smith and husband A.J. of Houston, Betty Perkins Ivey and husband Roscoe of Lufkin, Hannalore Herring and husband Jim of San Antonio and Eddie Herring of Diboll; special nephew, Sonny Williams of Brownwood; many nieces, ne-phews, and numerous other family members and friends. Pallbearers were Troy Herring, Mike Herring, Cody Herring, Brian Williams, Chick (Charles) Williams, David Findling and Sonny Wil-liams. Honorary pallbearers were Mandi Shae Williams and Cheyenne Williams. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

SPILLER
LIVINGSTON -- Admiral Dewey Spiller Jr. of Livingston died on April 5, 2012. He was 87. He was born on Jan. 30, 1925 in Boerne, to the late Claudia and A Dewey Spiller Sr. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; his son, Max and two sisters, Marie Whalin and Margie Skeele. Dewey’s early childhood was spent in Corpus Christi, where his father worked as a machinist. While Dewey was in the sixth grade the family moved to Houston, where they remained until he graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School, Houston, in 1942. Dewey joined the U.S. Marine Corps on June 4, 1943, serving at Emirau, Guam, Guadalcanal, Okinawa, and the occupation of Japan at the end of WWII. After being released from active duty on Dec. 24, 1945, he returned home, married Gloria Johnson of Kosse and studied agriculture at the University of Houston. Following graduation, he farmed and ranched in Calhoun County for about six years until a severe recession and several years of drought made farming and ranching difficult. To make ends meet, Dewey started working as a welder at a nearby plant. This soon led him join Pipeliners Union No. 798 in Tulsa, Olka. For the next 20 years Dewey was dispatched to work at pipeline jobs from Montana to South Carolina, and New Mexico to Boston. He also worked in Alaska. In 1975 Dewey returned to Houston, where he purchased a Christian bookstore. He would operate that store until 1993 when he retired. He and Gloria enjoyed RVing around the country until finally settling down in Livingston in 2011. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time. Interment will be in Houston National Cemetery. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LINDSEY
LIVINGSTON -- Stanley L. Lindsey, 76, of Livingston died peacefully on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin, with family by his side. Stan was born on July 30, 1935 in Devine, where he grew up and met his high school sweetheart and wife of 57 years, Kathryn Evans Lindsey. He was known as some-one who was respected by all as a man of integrity who was honest and hardworking and as a loving husband, father and papaw. His 40-year career with Shell Oil Company took him all over the world, from Texas and Louisiana to Central America, Brazil and China. Above all, he loved God and led by example with a life that embodied service and love. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, George and “Dene” Lindsey; brother, Curtis Lindsey and granddaughter, Kayti Gothard. He is survived by his wife, Kath-ryn; his daughters and their spous-es, Audrey and Tim DeBord of Houston, Suzanne and James Wi-therspoon of Livingston and Lorie and Robert Lindsey of Lufkin; his grandchildren, Kelly and Angel Ortega of Lufkin, Tamara and John Marberry of Livingston, Dexter Gothard of Houston, Kristen and Ambus Lofton of Lufkin, Austin DeBord of Port Aransas, Amanda DeBord of Hammond, La., Caitlyn Lindsey of Lufkin and Sam Lindsey of Lufkin; his great-grandchildren, Kaela Marberry, Maliah Dionne, Anissa Lofton, Madisyn Marberry and Emeren Marberry; sister and brother-in-law, Georgie and Bob Sansom of Wrangell, Alaska; brother and sister-in-law, Arlen and Judy Lindsey of Kerrville; sister and brother-in-law, Elsie and Dan Benson of Beaumont; sister-in-law, Evelyn Lindsey of San Antonio and numerous other loving family and friends. Funeral services were held Sun-day, April 1, 2012, at Schwab City Baptist Church, with Pastor David Jones officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Holly Grove Cemetery Memorial donations may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Ave., Lufkin, TX 75904. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SPURLING
ONALASKA -- A memorial service for Patricia Louise Spurling, 87, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, in the First Baptist Church in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Patricia was born on Nov. 26, 1924, in Buchanan, Mich., to Harry Walter and Ada (Eldred) Kelley, and died on March 30, 2012 in Onalaska. She married Joseph Spurling on May 1, 1948 in Niles, Mich. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Randy Spurling; sister, Ruth Bowan; sister, Janice Kelley and brother, Eldred Kelley. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Spurling; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kathy Spurling of Rolling Prairie, Ind.; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Vicki Spurling of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Spurling of Livingston; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

DESHAZO
LIVINGSTON -- Jackie DeShazo, 75, of Leggett died on April 1, 2012 after a long, hard-fought battle with lung cancer. Jackie was born on Sept. 23, 1935 in Huttig, Ark., to J.B. and Nina DeShazo. He was one of four children, Jimmy DeShazo, Charles DeShazo and Annette Holk. On Nov. 17, 1955, Jackie married the love of his life, Wanda Tharp. The couple had four children as well: David, Janice, Sherry and Diana. He was a self-made man who worked hard and poured everything into his family. He moved to the area in 1974 and owned Jackie’s Oilfield Service for 26 years. Jackie was a deacon and song leader at Jones Prairie Baptist Church. He was the cornerstone of his family; always supporting, encouraging and teaching them. He was a strong man with a big personality that was always ready to help someone in need. Jackie loved his family and would do anything for them. He had a soft spot for children and enjoyed watching them laugh and play. Jackie loved God and he demonstrated God’s love through his giving nature. He raised Brahmas on his ranch and boarded bees on his land. He truly enjoyed working his land with his grandsons. Jackie is survived by wife, Wanda DeShazo; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Robert Koether, Sherry and Craig Reese and Diana and Mike Kelm; grandsons, Albert Koether, Corey Koether, Karl Koether, Zachary Wilson, Craig Reese Jr. and Kyle Kelm; granddaughter, Kallie Kelm and great-granddaughter, Rebecca Simmons. He was preceded in ascension by his son, David DeShazo and his parents, J.B. and Nina DeShazo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Royce Pennington and Bro. Dean Boyd officiating. Interment will follow in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett. Pallbearers are Forest Smith, Johnny Simons, Albert Koether, Corey Koether, Kyle Kelm, Mike DeShazo, Karl Koether and Zachary Willson. Honorary pallbearers are C. T. Jones, Ward Jones, Earl Abbott, Pete Barker, Don Hennig, Craig Reese Jr., Ricky Thigpen, Joe Crawford, Speedy Parrish, Jeremy Tharp and Bro. Glen Price. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or Lighthouse Hospice, 210 West Park Drive, Ste. 102, Livingston, TX 77351. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com

SWEENEY
LIVINGSTON -- Cecil Paul Sweeney, 71, of Livingston died on April 1, 2012 at his residence. He was born on Sept. 14, 1940 in Athens, Ala., to Riley Sweeney and Frances Marbery Sweeney. Cecil is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois Sweeney and brother, Tommy Sweeney. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Melinda Darlene and Douglas F. Null Jr.; granddaughters and grandson-in-law, Candice M. and Clay Nugent and Lanna Bearden; great-grandchildren, Rylee Nugent, Landree Nugene and Jaxx Nugent; three brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Johnny and Brenda Sweeney, Sam and Nancy Sweeney and Tim and Ronda Sweeney and friends, Judith A. Sanders, Alicia “Jodi” Sanders, Cory D. Sanders, Nina A. Sanders and Don and Sheran Walters. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Johnny Sweeney officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WEST
LIVINGSTON -- Roy Porter West was born on Feb. 27, 1930 in Safford Ala. Roy moved to Hou-ston and eventually settled in Aus-tin to work for Frostex Foods in the early sixties. Roy retired from Fros-tex as vice-president of operations. Roy loved wood-working, barbe-cuing, cooking and fishing. Roy was known as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed travel, people-watching and spoiling his only granddaugh-ter. Roy was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Thelma West; his wife Inez and his sisters, Louise, Audrey, Carolyn and Mary Jane. Roy is survived by son, Roy Jr. and wife Laure; granddaughter, Kerri of Smithville; brothers Ray-mond Jr. of Equality, Ala., Bobby (Marie) of Meridian, Miss. and Richard (Janice) of Atlantic, Ga.; sisters, Peggy (Jack) Farris of Li-vingston, Thelma Pitts of Dadeville, Ala., Jean Gilley of Selma, Ala. and Judy (Dick) Bell of Jacksonville, Ala. and special friend of the family, Betty Vanya of Livingston. Graveside services will be held at noon Thursday, April 5, in Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BATTISE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Rosie Helen Battise, 70, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Indian Village Presbyterian Church in Livingston, with Elder Debra Battise Kleinman, CLP, officiating. Interment will follow in the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 5, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston beginning at 6 p.m., with wake services beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pallbearers are Felipe Rosilez, David Rosilez, Richard Espinoza and Jesus Espinoza, Jr. Rosie was born on Feb. 19, 1924 on the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation in Livingston, the daughter of the late Richard Knight Battise and Ency (Scott) Battise, and died on April 2, 2012 in Livingston. She is survived by numerous cousins and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MOSLEY
TRINITY -- Services for Elaine Oliver Mosley were held Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Dennis Hodge offi-ciating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Keith Oliver, Allan Weeks, Gary Bentley, Freddy Weeks, Jerry Milton Jr., Jimmy Oliver and Terry Bentley. Ms. Mosley died early Monday morning, March 26, 2012, at her daughter’s residence in Onalaska. She was born Sept. 12, 1936 in Trinity County, to Steven and Madeline (Snyder) Oliver. She was 75 years of age. Ms. Mosley was known as a wonderful, extraordinary lady. She was not only a wife and mother, she was a farmer and, alongside her husband, they were successful in producing the best vegetables in East Texas. She loved to go to Lou-isiana to the casinos and relax playing the machines. Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband, Lenvel Lee Mosley; a sister, Ann Hutcherson; a brother, Charles Oliver and a grandson, Billy Lynn Tooke. She leaves behind three children, Pam Johnson and husband Glynn, Danny Mosley and wife Debbie and Robert Mosley and wife Nan-cy; nephew/son, Steve Mosley; grandchildren, Sammy Stanley and wife Debbie, Bobby Stanley, R.L. Mosley, LeeAnn Adams and hus-band Kelly, Rhonda Mosley and Robin Myers and husband Shawn; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Jo Renfro and Polly Hangsleben; brothers, Edward Oliver and wife Peggy and Bobby Oliver and wife Imigene; and special friend, Freddy Weeks, whom he called Aunt Sue Moo his casino buddy. Numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends also survive. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

PAYNE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Jimmy Payne, 73, are pending at Cochran Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KELLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Aretta Kelley, 66, of Livingston were held on Friday, March 30, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Larry Shine officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Kennedy, Jason Calvet, Dennis Reeves, Ryan Kelley, Austin Reeves and Dylan Reeves. Aretta was born on April 17, 1945 in Brownfield, to George C. Nowell and Etta Smith Nowell. She married Odis Gene Kelley in Livingston. Aretta was a member of Soda Baptist Church and loved her family as they loved her. She died on March 27, 2012 in Livingston. Aretta is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Odis Gene Kelley of Livingston; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Vicky Lynn Kelley of Livingston, Donna Gail and David Kennedy of Livingston and Tammy Leann and Dennis Reeves of Evadale; one son, Michael Gene Kelley of Livingston; brother, Marvin Nowell of Maybank; sister, Evelyn Louise Marshall of Livingston; five grandchildren, Jason, Audriana, Ryan, Austin and Dylan; and one great-grandchild, Kellton. Cochran Funeral was in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WALTERS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Joe Walters, 56, of Livingston were held on Friday, March 30, 3012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Tim Thompson officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Joe was born on June 30, 1955 in Bay City, to Lelon E. Walters and E. Clarice Holliday Walters. He died on March 27, 2012 at his residence in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents. Joe is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Suzy Walters of Bay City, David and Amber Walters of Livingston and Daryl and Terry Walters of Livingston; two uncles and two aunts, James and Nona Walters of Livingston and Geraldine and Hugh White of Goodrich; one niece, Sydney Walters of Livingston; and six nephews, Keith Walters of Bay City, Trenton Kirkland of Livingston, Drake Kirkland of Livingston, Rylan Walters of Magnolia and B.C. Compton and Michael Hill, both of Livingston, Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BECKER
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Albert Becker Jr., 82, of Livingston were held Saturday, March 31, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Albert was born Sept. 10, 1929 in Livingston, the son of Albert Becker Sr. and Dora (Galloway) Becker, and died on March 21, 2012 in Livingston. He is survived by his son, Curtis G. Becker of Waldorf, Md.; son, Alan K. Becker of Livingston; daughter, R. Marlaine Hudson of Albuquerque, N.M. and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LINDSEY
LIVINGSTON -- Stanley Louis Lindsey, 76, of Livingston died in Lufkin on March 28, 2012. Funeral services will be held at Schwab City Baptist Church on Sunday, April 1, 2012, at 2 p.m. The Rev. David Jones will conduct the services. Interment will be held in Holly Grove Cemetery following the church service. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PONCHO
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Norris Poncho, 85, of Livingston were held Saturday, March 31, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Joe John officiating. Interment will follow in the Alabama-Coushatta Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shane Poncho, Maynard Williams, Greg Willis, Clint Willis, Ezekiel Rodriguez and Issac Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers were Simeon Williams, Elijah Rodriguez, Joe John, Floyd Poncho, Victor Thompson and Armando Rodriguez. Norris was born July 26, 1926 in Elton, La., the son of David Poncho and Nicey (Langley) Poncho, and died on March 28, 2012 in Woodville. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alice Battise-Stafford; brother, Herman Poncho; son, Ellison B. Poncho; daughters, Jacqueline G. Thompson and Boni S. Rodriguez; grandchildren, Emmanuel Williams, Seth Williams, Isaiah Poncho, Jana Williams and Dorian Poncho and great-grandson, Gabriel Poncho. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Joe John of Livingston and Waynne and Floyd Poncho of Livingston; son, Leamon Poncho of Elton, La.; son and daughter-in-law, Dalton and Belvia Poncho of Livingston; daughter-in-law, Renee Poncho of Shawnee, Okla.; sons-in-law, Victor Thompson of Livingston and Armando Rodriguez of Livingston; grandchildren, Greg and Clint Willis, Shane, Laquita, and Naamah Poncho, Maynard, Rayna and Simeon Williams, Miranda Renfro, Lisa Wilkerson, Denita Poncho, Elijah Rodriguez, Tabitha Seward, Ezekiel Rodriguez and Issac Rodriguez; great-grandchildren, Tricia, Stephen, Stephanie, Brett and Alyssa Willis, Katie Woods, Dillan, Taylor and Shaena Poncho, Miguel Rodriguez, Cree, Ellison, Mia, Bon and Octavia Poncho, Adam Ramirez, Troy, Niyah and Natalia Campbell, Donavan and Mercedes Williams, Janelle and Brooklyn Battise, Tahwnee and Slade Willams, Marayah, Daelan and Sabrena Thompson, Delana Poncho, Kianna Thompson, Aidan Wilkerson, Kaydence Wilkerson, Ian Rodriguez, Norris Lee Seward, Kolin Seward, Calvin Seward, Aurora Rodriguez, Helen Rodriguez, Blaine Tolar, Walker Tolar, Whittney Tolar, Sean Williams, Nicolas Poncho, Mikeal Poncho and Evan Williams; great-great-grandchildren, Carson Willis, Mason Willis and Gabriel Poncho; sister and brother-in-law, Laverne and Rueben Gleaves of Houston; sister, Ida Langley of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, James and Christine Poncho of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Geraldine Poncho of Arizona; brother and sister-in-law, Sidney and Grace Poncho of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Adrian and Verna Poncho of Irving; brother, Marcel Poncho of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SHATTUCK
HOUSTON – Bertha Mae Shattuck, 86, of Houston died on March 23, 2012 after a courageous battle with thyroid cancer. Bertha was born Aug. 26, 1925 in Houston, to Hugh and Willia Mae Poland. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Royce Tilford Shattuck. Bertha was a graduate of Jeff Davis High School. She lived in Houmont Park for the past 56 years. Bertha was known as a strong and loving mother to her three children. Survivors include her daughters, Kathie Hilton (Nolen) of Livingston and Ava Brown (Dell) of Livingston; son, Jesse Shattuck of Las Vegas, Nev.; her sister, Brenda Dickey (Kenneth) of Houston; brother, Hugh Poland Jr. (Betty) of Deer Park; granddaughter, Holly Hilton of League City and grandson, Willis Brown of New York. Bertha was known as an inspiration to all who knew her and as someone who could find pleasure in the simpliest activities. She was a great cook and seamstress. She was also known as someone who loved her family and devoted herself to making their lives better. Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 27, at Forest Park Lawndale.

SNELL
LIVINGSTON -- Lena Snell died on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at her residence in Livingston. Lena was born on June 4, 1921 in Groesbeck, to W.A. O’Neal and Beula Dugan O’Neal. She and her family moved to Polk County during her childhood, where she graduated from Livingston High School. Lena married Tommie A. Snell on June 6, 1941, and remained married to him until his death on Sept. 20, 1993. They had one daughter, Wanda Snell Dobson, who died on Feb. 16, 1986. Lena and Tommie made their home in Schwab City. She was a charter member of Schwab City Baptist Church, which was started in 1948. She and Tommie were a vital part of building the original church building. Lena was a member of the Mary-Martha Sunday School Class, and held the position of class secretary for many years. She had been a member of the WOM (Women on Missions) in the church since her retirement from Gilbert Gas and the Credit Bureau, and held the position of secretary for this group as well. She worked as the secretary for the vacation Bible schools held at the church, and because of her love for people she took on the burden of mailing “get well” cards and sympathy cards to all of her church members when they were down. She served on various other committees for the for the church throughout her many years of membership, did everything she was called upon to do, and did it with all of her heart. Lena is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tommie A. Snell; daughter, Wanda Snell Dobson; sisters, Leta O’Neal Murphy and Willie Mae O’Neal Taylor and brothers, Johnny O’Neal, Joe O’Neal and George O’Neal. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Dick Taylor; sisters-in-law, Thelma O’Neal and Billie Marie O’Neal, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. There will be a visitation for Lena beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 2, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park in Livingston. Pallbearers are Seth Crawford, Stephen Crawford, Bubba Smith, Zee Thornton, Keith O’Neal and Chad Tywater. Honorary pallbearers are Dicky Batten; Robert Crawford, Charlie Odom, Chuck Odom, Billy O’Neal, Dicky O’Neal, John Michael O’Neal, Keith O’Neal, Larry O’Neal Don O’Berg, James Snell, Jim Snell, Randy Snell, Thomas Snell, Ronnie Taylor, Olan Tomme and James Tywater. The family makes special recognition of the members of the Schwab City Baptist Church. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

 

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