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Polk County Enterprise - August 2, 2009 - August 9, 2009
Dorothy M. Neal
LIVINGSTON – Dorothy M. Neal, 87, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at her residence in Livingston. She was a lifelong resident of Iowa before moving to Livingston. She was born Aug. 27, 1921 in Pacific Junction Iowa, the daughter of Hallie Irene Lentz Holcomb and Charles Edmond Reed. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School on June 5, 1939 and married Russell B. Neal on April 18, 1943. Mrs. Neal retired from Omaha Printing Co. as an executive accountant in August of 1981 after 25 years of service. During World War II, Mrs. Neal worked at the Glen L. Martin Bomber Plant in Bellevue, Neb. as a riveter and was part of the assembly team to build the first B-29 to leave that plant. The plane was named the Enola Gay and later delivered the first atomic bomb to Hiroshima, Japan. She is preceded in death by her husband, Russell B. Neal; her parents; sisters, Gladys Reed Hoden Hood and Viola Reed Fairman; brother, Charles Reed and greatgrandson, Hollan Scott. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Pamela (Penny) and Kenneth Glienke of Livingston and their six children, Mrs. Neal‘s grandchildren, Candace and husband Brad Anderson of Marathon, Iowa, James R.B. and wife Trish Scott of Gillett Grove, Iowa, Joshua and wife Peggy Scott of St. Mary’s, Ga., Lisa and husband Kevin Day of Maxwell, Iowa, Kalvin and wife Keli Jo Glienke of San Diego, Calif. and Gabe Glienke of Arthur Iowa; son and wife, Fred and Julie Neal; 12 great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Ashley, Briana, Brandy and Brooklyn Anderson of Marathon, Iowa, Dallas and Kaleb Scott of Gillett Grove, Iowa, Austin and Alexis Scott of St. Mary’s, Ga., Morgan and Marshall Day of Maxwell, Iowa and Jonathon Neal; niece and husband, Barbara and Sonny Jackson and their two sons, Danny and Darrin Jackson of Phoenix, Ariz. and nephew and wife, Robert and Lilly Reed and their daughter, Misty Brown of Livingston. She also leaves her dogs, Tinkerbelle and Sadie and horse, Taffy. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Neal requested that donations be made to the SPCA of Polk County, P.O. Box 1403, Livingston, TX, from which she adopted little Tinker. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.
Halie Lynne Flores
God said let there be light, and his angel Was brought into this world She was brought to spread sunshine and happiness to all. In her two short weeks she smiled, she laughed, she loved.. She brought together families, She mended hearts with her laughter She spread love with her tiny little hands She smiled and the sun shined for everyone around her Her presence here left a void among the angels in heaven So they called her home Halie, everyone here on earth feels blessed To have laid their eyes upon your beauty and perfection We will miss your smile bright as sunshine We will miss your beautiful eyes that sparkled like the stars We will miss your tiny fingers and hands so full of love BUT WE KNOW GOD and HIS ANGELS Will keep you and bless you Until you are re-united with your family We miss you Halie But release you to God Now go and shine with his angels In heaven above. HALIE LYNNE FLORES Born to proud parents, John and Krystle Flores on July 17, 2009, she was recalled to our father in heaven on July 30, 2009. She is survived by brothers, Antonio Flores and John Flores III of Livingston; brother, Jesse Flores and sister, Alexis Flores; grandparents, Lisa and LC of Louisiana, Richard and Kate Beasley of Colorado, and John and Alma Flores of Onalaska; uncles, Jonathon Ray and Julian Flores of Onalaska, Ray Holford II, Christopher Courchene and Skyler Bond of Louisiana. Aunts Crystal and Christina Flores of Texas, Athena Bond and Pamela Courchene of Louisiana. She is also survived by many cousins. She will be joined in heaven by the proud waiting arms of her great grandparents; Flores, Wagner, and Lehl. Funeral services will be held at Pace Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 at 11 a.m.. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009 at Pace Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
Ruby M. Blackburn
LIVINGSTON — Ruby M. Blackburn, 87, of Rye died on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, in Livingston. Graveside services were held Friday, July 31, in Concord Cemetery in Liberty County, with the Rev. Woody Sonnier officiating. Mrs. Blackburn was born Nov. 17, 1921 in El Dorado, Ark., to Chester Claude Doss and Fannie Ellen Hooks Doss. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 54 years, James F. Blackburn. She is survived by three sons, James F. Blackburn Jr. of New Albany, Miss., Donald P. Blackburn of De Quincy, La. and Charles M. Blackburn of De Quincy, La. and her brother, Marcel Doss and wife Gloria of Shepherd. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Ollie Willson, 83, of Houston were held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Ralph Johnston officiating. Interment followed in Stryker Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Willson was born Jan. 30, 1926 in Batesville and died July 28, 2009 in the Specialty Hospital of Houston in Houston. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corrigan and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was employed by Arthur-Anderson Company as a commercial artist. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lola Sirman Willson; brothers, Joe Willson and Marion Willson and nephew, James Cary Willson. Survivors include his sister, Myrtle Willson of Houston; greatnieces and nephews, Pat Willson and family, Andrea Willson Tafft, Joe Willson and family and John Willson and family and numerous other relatives and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James Lawrence Baxter Jr.
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for James Lawrence Baxter Jr., 87, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ernest Moyers officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Spikes, Woody Dixon, Rickey Sills, Steven Sills, Jeff Warner and Scott Warner. Honorary pallbearers were Scott Vincent, Chris Warner, Tony Warner, Choyss W. Lowery, Wilber Morgan and Chuck Simecek. He was born Jan. 30, 1922 in Lincoln, Neb., the son of James Lawrence Baxter and Lurrel H. Brittain Baxter, and died Aug. 1, 2009 in Houston. He is survived by Mayselle Baxter, wife, of Livingston; Gary Harrison, son, of Livingston; Rita Sills, sister, of Pasadena; Virgal Baxter, brother, of Riverside, Calif.; grandchildren, Steven Sills, Stephanie Simecek, Shannon Simecek, Stacie Riski, Choyss Lowery and Jessica Thacker; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Andrew, Brandi, Cayss and Rivan Rae and great-greatgrandchild, Kilea. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.
Bernice Marie Rayburn
LIVINGSTON — Bernice Marie Rayburn, born Aug. 14, 1936 in Livingston, died on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at the age of 72. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, James Rayburn; son, Earl Rayburn and wife Paula; daughter, Cindy Goins; five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lodia Homa and Alvie Brock. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Assembly of God Church in Leggett, with the Rev. Glenn Hearren officiating. Burial followed in Alexander Cemetery in New Willard. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. pacefuneral.com.
Charles Edward Macks
LIVINGSTON — Charles Edward Macks, 55, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, in Livingston. He was born Feb. 26, 1954 to Pauline Macks, who preceded him in death. Mr. Macks enjoyed singing and dancing. He is survived by his wife, Janet Sue Jones; son, Shannon Blue Macks; grandchildren, Treana Shae Macks and Shannon Blue Malichi Macks; stepchildren, Jerry Glenn Jones Jr. and John David Jones; and step-grandchildren, Lisa Nicole Jones, Lessley Renee Jones, John Glenn Jones, Justin Allan Jones, Jeremey Glenn Jones and Grayson Tyler Dalton. Services were held Sunday, Aug. 2, at Wildwood Church in Onalaska. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. pacefuneral.com.
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Bill Shamblin, 70, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Gerald Morris officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. He was born Aug. 14, 1938 in Benavides, the son of Royce and Vera Shamblin, and died on Aug. 3, 2009 in Livingston. He is survived by his wife, Shelia Shamblin, of Livingston; son, Gary Shamblin of Magnolia; daughters, Trenda Zimmerman of Tomball, Linda Claborn of The Woodlands and Teresa Borgstedt of Cypress; stepson, Jarod Barbee of Houston; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild and brother, Buddy Shamblin of Alice. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
Harwell E. Cooper
SAN MANUEL, ARIZ. — Harwell E Cooper, 88, of San Manuel, Ariz. died Sunday morning, Aug. 2, 2009. He was born March 21, 1921 in Goodrich, Texas, the son of the late Robert W. and Martha O. Cooper. A veteran of the 101st Airborne, Mr. Cooper participated in the invasion of Normandy, June 4, 1944. He was highly decorated, having received a Presidential Citation, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife, Lillian (Boots) Cooper; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Helen Cooper of Tucson; a stepson, Jimmie W. Puckett of Eureka Springs, Ark.; a sister, Opal Mitchamore of Baytown; his grandchildren, Clay, Robert, Chad, Clint and Melissa, along with numerous great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a very large extended family. Harwell had a strong faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and family members say they receive solace by knowing he is in the arms of his Lord. His funeral service was held Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the First Baptist Church, San Manuel, Ariz. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, in the Show Low, Ariz. cemetery, followed by interment.
Loyd Dean Hendrix Jr.
WOODVILLE – Loyd Dean Hendrix Jr., 53, of Woodville died on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. He was born Feb. 15, 1956 in San Antonio to Lloyd Dean Sr. and Lois Alexander Hendrix. As a child, he lived in San Antonio. After moving to near Schertz, he graduated from Samuel Clemens High School. He then attended college at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State). In 1991, while attending Angelina College, Dean was involved in a car accident which left him partially paralyzed. He eventually returned to college at Stephen F. Austin University and received a bachelor’s degree in history and geography. From there, he returned to Woodville where he resided until his death. He is survived by his parents, Lloyd Dean “L.D.” Sr. and Lois Hendrix of Woodville; son and daughter-in-law, Ryan Anson and Jessica Hendrix of Germany; daughter and son-in-law, Alexandra and Evan Maedgen of Fort Worth; sisters and brothers- in-law, Linda and Bill Dvorak of McKinney, Pamela and Dave Thomas of Bryan, Valerie and Guy Sheppard of College Station and Anne and Wendell Pool of Henderson and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville, with burial following in Big Sandy Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the funeral home.
Kenneth “Kip” Dewitt Paul Jr.
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Kenneth “Kip” Dewitt Paul Jr., 78, of Magnolia were held Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Paul LeBlanc officiating. Interment followed in Damascus Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Paul was born July 7, 1931 in Biddeford, Maine and died on July 31, 2009 at his residence in Magnolia. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was employed in law enforcement and retired as a police officer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Dewitt Paul Sr. and Gertrude Frances Dorr Paul. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Paul of Magnolia; sons, Kenneth D. Paul III and Lee Lawson; daughters, Michelle Brucaan, Trudy Lee, Cynthia Hough, Shanna Paul, Robin Rush, Portia Hooper and Aimee Paul; five grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.