Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
Posted for August 10, 2008 - August 31, 2008
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Waymon Owen Swilley
LIVINGSTON – Wayman Owen Swilley of Livingston and Grapevine died peacefully on April 25, 2008 in Grapevine, surrounded by his family, after gallantly battling heart disease for many years. He was 76. Born Aug. 25, 1931 in Leola, Ark., he spent his childhood in Winnfield, La., where he graduated high school. He then attended Northwestern State University and Louisiana State University. Upon returning from service with the Navy, he started his lifelong career of 40 years in the Industrial Pipe, Valve and Fitting Industry, with locations throughout the Gulf Coast. He finally retired in Houston from the successful family corporation, ICP Industries, he so meticulously built. The joy of his life was to be with family, friends and colleagues, working, playing and enjoying the great outdoors at his home on Lake Livingston. Family members say the serenity and splendor there captivated his love of the outdoors and the magnificent forests around. His death came on Arbor Day. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Irene O’Neal-Swilley and W.A. Swilley and brothers, W.A. Swilley Jr., Harold Swilley and Wilson Swilley. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Margaret Mayes Swilley; children, Wayman O. “Chris” Swilley II and wife Cindy of Grapevine and Darryl Swilley of Sugar Land; three grandchildren, Kristen, Ashley and Kyle; two sisters, Garner Fuller of Waco and Lynette Peters of Conroe; three brothers, Orland Swilley and Conrad Swilley of Winnfield, La. and Durwood Swilley of Grapevine and a host of brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions in memory of Wayman Swilley may be directed to the American Heart Association.

Ilse Annamarie Avery
LIVINGSTON – Ilse Annamaria Avery, 78, of Livingston died Aug. 21, 2008 at Memorial Medical Center-Livingston. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 at First Assembly of God in Onalaska with Pastor R.H. Wuensche officiating. She is survived by son Wolfgang Avery and wife Debbie of Boerne, daughter Nancy Schneider of Onalaska, son Noel Avery III and wife Debbie of Traverse City, Mich., daughter Julian and James Antley of Onalaska, sister Sigrid and Blyth Green of Grand Ledge, Mich., brother Roland Statter of Germany, grandchildren Hunter Cole Avery, Peter Schnieder, James and Lisa Schneider, Tammy Stevens, Amanda Patterson, David Schneider, Jason Avery, Tanya Avery, and Jennifer Avery; great-grandchildren Andrew Mislewick, Tasha Mislewick, Jesse James McCollum, Blake Patterson. Amber Schneider, Emma Schneider, and Rachal Spann; great-great-grandchildren Izzabelle Miley Spann and Mackenzie Spann. She was preceded in death by her father Willie Statter, her mother Tina Nunze Stratter, her husband Noel W. Avery, Jr. and her nephew, Eugene Davis. She was born July 21, 1930 in Stugart, Germany to Willie and Tina Stratter. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Maxie Frennen Lamb
CHANNELVIEW – Maxie Fennen Lamb, 79, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at his home in Channelview, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at Midway Cemetery with Bro. Frank Hood officiating. He is survived by daughter Laura and husband Eric Martin, daughter Karen Lamb Wiggins, grandsons Michael Rasco and Nicholas Oden, granddaughters Shanna Rae Wiggins and Katlin Oden, all of Channelview; granddaughter Jane Oliver of Watertown, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his father William Lamb, his mother Hattie Lamb, his wife Dixie Lamb, his sons David and Jeff Lamb and his granddaughter Victoria Oden. Lamb was born Sept. 19, 1928 in Midway, Texas the son of William and Hattie Lamb.

Donald Lloyd Burney
LIBERTY — Donald Lloyd Burney died on Aug. 19, 2008 in the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 23, in the Allison Funeral Service Chapel in Liberty. Mr. Burney was born in San Angelo to Lloyd Burney and Ada Smith. He was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict, receiving a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and a Silver Star. He spent 20 years as a truck driver before becoming the owner of the Komputer Shoppe in Livingston. He was a computer engineer. He loved to fish, read and play the guitar. He was a member of the Liberty Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, VFW Post 5621, where he served as Quartermaster, Elks Lodge, Lions Club of Livingston and the Vietnam Veterans of America. He is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Burney of Liberty; daughter, Cathy Kristopher and her husband Daniel of Dayton; son, Christopher Dale and his wife Natasha Burney of Africa. Also surviving is one sister, Freddie McMullen and husband, Fred of Branson, Mo. and six grandchildren, Nicholas Jay Anderson, Kyle Norman Parrin, Tyler Thomas Couch, Kayla Dianne Anderson, Alexandra Burney and Danielle Burney. Arrangements were under the direction of Allison Funeral Service. To share condolences online, visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.



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