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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries

Copyright 2012 - Polk County Publishing Company

 

POWELL
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Mattie Powell, 75, of Corrigan were held on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Ken Cau-thin and Bro. Larry Tress officiat-ing. Mrs. Powell was born Oct. 11, 1926 in Corrigan and died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Cor-rigan. She lived a full life and enjoyed working in her yard in the flower beds, fishing and camping. She loved to cook; her specialty was homemade rolls. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Gene Powell; par-ents, Bailey and Zelma (Wagner) Willson and grandson, Milton Eu-gene Powell Jr. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Milton and Jua-nita Powell of Corrigan; daughter, Edith Purvis Whitten of Corrigan; brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Shirley Willson of Moscow; brothers-in-law, Jerry Grimes of Woodville and E.L. Burns of Magnolia; sisters-in-law, Dollie Mae Wilson of Leggett and Odie Willson of Moscow; six grandchil-dren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great- great-grandchildren and nu-merous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Joe Powell, James Liljequist, Sterling Liljequist, Tommie Johnson, Mat Liljequist, Garrett Johnson, Hoyt Shoemake and Jeremiah Johnson. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MYERS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Kathryn Ann Myers, 60, of Livingston will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Susan Barton officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Garden Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers are Jimmy Keith Green, Kurtiss Dewayne Green, Trent D. Gardiner, William Freeman, William Richter and Josh Tyer. She was born Sept. 23, 1951 in Morgan City, La., to Jimmy T. Green and Betty Ann (Barton) Green, and died on Aug. 20, 2012 at her home in Livingston. Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Karla Carter. Her survivors include her husband, Curtis Myers of Onalaska; daughter and son-in-law, Deanna Kathryn Moffett and Bubba Moffett of Segno; son and daughter-in-law, Michael D. Myers and Jennifer Myers of Georgetown; brothers, Jimmy Keith Green of Conroe and Kurtiss D. Green of Willis; grandchildren, Trent D. Gardiner and Kimberlee Ann Moffett; great-grandchildren, Chazden Tyer, Jayden Tyer and Allisyn Tyer and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JENKINS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Eva Jenkins, 92, of Houston, formerly of Livingston, were held on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, with High Priest Dean King officiating and Elders Richard Johnson and Bill Fehmer assisting, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Garden Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Robert Allen Hancock, Eric Henry Hancock, Chris Wade, Rick Jenkins, Michael Riepl, Mark Riepl and Josh Wade. She was born Oct. 3, 1919 in Taylor, Pa., to Richard and Myrtle (Robinson) Robbins, and died on Aug. 22, 2012 in Houston. Eva is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margaret Fuge and son-in-law, Emil Allen Hancock. Survivors include her husband, William Jenkins of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Dixie Jenkins Riepl and Dr. Ed Riepl of Houston; daughter, Carolyn Jenkins Hancock of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Rick Jenkins and Debbie Jenkins of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Michael Riepl, Mark Riepl, Robert Allen Hancock, Eric Henry Hancock, Jessica Jenkins Hernandez, Emily Jenkins and Stephanie Jenkins; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Ferrell of Houston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CLARY
LIVINGSTON -- Loren E. Clary Jr. was born on Sept. 20, 1958 in Pasadena, Texas, to Loren E. Clary Sr. and Ann Clary. He died on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Jop-lin, Mo. Mr. Clary is survived by his fa-ther, Loren E. Clary Sr. of Wea-therford; mother, Ann Clary of Weatherford; two sons, Samuel Clary and William Clary, both of Livingston; daughter, Brandie Lynn Clary of England, UK and brother, Tony Clary of Weatherford. Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livings-ton. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MARTIN
LIVINGSTON – Visitation for Ada Meda Martin will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Pace Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will begin 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. A full obituary will be published at a later date. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

BICKFORD
LIVINGSTON -- Ollie Bickford, born Nov. 21, 1937 in Houston, to Walter and Minnie Beebe Bickford, died on Aug. 22, 2012 in Conroe. Mr. Bickford is survived by three children, Steve Bickford and wife Cathy, Tina Y’Barbo and husband Gill and Andy Bickford and wife Kim; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Ollie is preceded in death by wife, Helen; brother, Everett Lee Bickford and sisters, Betty Lou Emmons and Sharon Barfield. A celebration of Ollie’s life was held on Saturday, Aug. 25, with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

KING
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Franklin Joe King Sr., 79, of Livingston were held on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joseph Daniels officiating. Interment followed in Greenfield Cemetery, Livingston. Mr. King died on Aug. 15, 2012 in Houston. He was born March 3, 1933 in Diboll, to the late Charlie and Florence King. He attended H.G. Temple School in Diboll. Mr. King was employed with Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pine Lumber Co. in Diboll and later moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where he was employed with Fedway Tire Co. In 1969, Joe met Shirley Landers and, on Sept. 2, 1978, he married the love of his life. To this union, two children were born; he raised two others as his own. Joe was employed with the City of Livingston, retiring after eight years of service. Joe accepted Christ at a very early age. He united with First Shiloh Baptist Church in Diboll, under the leadership of the Rev. Ray G. Smith. In June 1942, he was baptized at First Shiloh. Joe was a member of Anderson Chapel Baptist Church, under the leadership of the Rev. Joseph Daniels. He loved fishing and spending time with family and friends. Joe’s last words were, “Lord let me in.” He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Kareem Mosley; brothers, the Rev. Charles Lindberg King and Clifford King; sister, Myrtle Lee Jones; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Annie Mae Dewalt and Odis Landers; brothers-in-law, Ray Cook, Larry Landers, Roosevelt Johnson and Milton Jones and stepfather, P.L. Dewalt. Survivors include his wife, Shirley King of Livingston, whom he married on Sept. 2, 1978; children, Carl King (Paulette), Yvonne (Jonell) Chambers of Lufkin, Joseph Mosley (Ever) of Beaumont, Vincent Crew (Stephanie) of Livingston, Katrina Parks of Humble, Franklin Joe King Jr. (Tammi) of Spring and Santillia “Butter Cup” McGowen (Brandon) of Livingston; sisters, Gertrude Powdrell and Lura Henderson, both of Albuquerque, N.M. and Vera Hodges of Diboll; brothers, Wallace King, Roger Earl King and Jerry R. King (Winnie), all of Diboll; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Odis (Eva) Landers, Joyce Smith, Elder Ruth (Dan) Flournoy, David “Ricky” Landers, Wanda (Mark) Mays, Brenda Cooks, Vivian (Otis) Green, Cynthia Roberts, Vinessa (Joseph Sr.) Green and Paul Dewalt, all of Livingston; Evang. Doris Johnson of Pontiac, Mich, Evang. Ruby (Rev. Lester) Whaley of Pontiac, Mich. and Frankie Landers of Lufkin; uncle, James Thompson (Rena) of Livingston; 27 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; special friends, Elder Joe Jackson, Earnest Jackson, Johnny Gordon Sr., L.C. Williams, Samuel “Sam” Gardner, Charlie King, George Joyce, B.C. Harrell Sr., Rosemary Dewalt, Mary Gordon and Maggie Elerby and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Elmer Green Sr., Reginald Williams, Tommy Hodges, Richard Flournoy, Jerry King Jr. and Terry Hodges. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry King Sr., Roger Earl King, Wallace King, Franklin Joe King Jr., Brandon McGowen Sr., Joseph Mosley, Velton Price Sr., Carl King, Otis Green, Vincent Crew Sr., Joseph Green Sr., John Henry Miles, Michael Jackson, Anthony Starghill and Joshua Cooper. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

BRANHAM
LIVINGSTON -- Alvin Branham, 80, of Livingston died on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family. Mr. Branham was born on Jan. 23, 1932 in Winnsboro, S.C., to Johnny and Sally Branham. He married Geneva Chapa Branham in Henrietta, Texas on Oct. 6, 1952. Mr. Branham received his bachelor degree from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb. He retired as a CMSGT from the U.S. Air Force in 1980, after serving for 30 years, and then worked for Lockheed. Mr. Branham was a member of Beacon Bay Baptist Church in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents and survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Geneva Branham of Livingston; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and David Busse and Sandy and Bobby Mills, both of Bellevue, Neb.; five grandchildren, Sherri Bulf of Lander, Wyom., Brandi Busse, Jennifer Fletcher and husband David, Kasey Palmer and Nicole Humm, all of Bellevue, Neb. and five great-grandchildren, Brandon Busse, Zackary Busse, Devon Fletcher, Cheyenne Fletcher and Kaitlynn Fletcher, also of Bellevue, Neb. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, in Bellevue Cemetery in Bellevue, Neb. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LEWIS
CORRIGAN -- Bertie Mae (Capps) Lewis, 69, of Corrigan was born March 5, 1943, to Lonnie Garlon Capps and Ola Mae (Hodge) Capps and died on Aug. 12, 2012 in Corrigan LTC. She is survived by a son, Larry Bruce Bean Jr. of Pasadena; grand-son, Larry Bruce Bean III of San Antonio; sister, Susan Zsigmond of Corrigan; sister and brother-in-law, Dorrie and Robert Davis of Mos-cow; brother, Lonnie Capps of Cor-rigan and numerous nieces and nephews. Bertie was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Laverne Sisney and brother, Lubin Capps. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home.

CONGER
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for William Van Conger, 77, of Nederland were held on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Josh Lindsey and Bro. Adam Nimitz officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Polk County. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568. Pallbearers were Marc Holley, Rex Holley, Derrick Holley, Troy Holley, Scott Holley, Lance Holley, Joe Durand and Homer Durand. Van was born on Nov. 25, 1934 in San Antonio, to Edward V. Conger and Elco Davis Conger, and died on Aug. 17, 2012 in Nederland. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Eddie Tatum “Buddy” Conger. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Darline Hightower Conger of Alto; daughters and sons-in-law, Vannette and James VanDevender of Nederland and Tatum and Terry White of Livingston; grandsons, Justin William VanDevender and fianceé, Megan Key of Nederland, Kevin VanDevender of Nederland and Trace Van White of Livingston; granddaughter, Kaycee VanDevender of Nederland; great-grandson, Brock William VanDevender of Nederland; stepmother, Jeanne Conger of Navasota; brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Merle Conger of Spring Branch; brother-in-law, Bill Holley of Livingston; sisters-in-law, Catherine Conger of Bryan and Cynthia Conger Reeves of Houston; special friend, Earl Hackney of Alto and a host of nieces and nephews. Van served six years in the United States Air Force before coming to Polk County, where he worked as a building contractor for 42 years. He was a founding member of the Indian Springs Volunteer Fire Department where he helped charter the organization. He went on to serve one year as assistant fire chief and 14 years as fire chief. Van retired to Alto in 2004, where he was an active member of the Hilltop Baptist Church. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

AKINS
LIVINGSTON -- Glenda Loren Akins, 50, was born March 15, 1962 in Houston, to Leon Johnson and Dolly (Jones) Johnson, and died on Aug. 20, 2012 in Brownsville. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sons, Robert Akins Jr. and Robby Akins, both of Livingston; daughter, Bobbie Autrand of Splendora; granddaughter, Haley Akins of Livingston; grandsons, Joseph Autrand and Justin Autrand, both of Splendora; son-in-law, Joe Autrand of Splendora; daughter-in-law, Kasey Akins of Livingston; brother, Nicky Jones of Shepherd; sister-in-law, Tammy Jones of Shepherd; sister, Rhonda Dobbson of Livingston; nephew, Henry Boles of Livingston; niece, Merissa Ainsworth of Livingston; nephews, Jeffrey Boles of Livingston and Clint Jones, of Tarkington; great-niece, Mossy Ainsworth of Livingston; great-nephew, Waylon Ainsworth of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, in the the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BURNETT
LIVINGSTON -- Glenn Ray Burnett, born on March 20, 1951 in Livingston to Joe Coker Burnett and Gertrude Richardson, died on Aug. 20, 2012. Glenn is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Krisandra Bur-nett; daughter, Kristy Burnett; granddaughter Kassidi Elizabeth Burnett; daughter, Melinda Bur-nett; son, Dustin Glenn Burnett; grandson, Sid Dustin Burnett; brothers, Joe Lynn Burnett and Billy Wayne Burnett and sisters, Nancy Carol Dueboay and husband Howard and Carmen Emmons and husband David. A celebration of life service will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at Center Hill Baptist Church, with Pastor Reagan Cooksey offi-ciating. Interment will be in Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guest-book, go to pacefuneral.com.

AILLS
CLEVELAND – Betty Jean Aills, 52, of Livingston died on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. She was born on Aug. 20, 1959 in Houston, to Joseph Sylvester and Shirley Francis Murphrey, both of whom preceded her in death, along with her sister, Arlene F. Chandler. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland, with Bro. Melvin Holifield and Bro. James Weaver officiating. Interment followed in Squier Cemetery, Cleveland. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Aills; children, Kevin John Correa, Brandon J. Correa and Tabathia Joanne McManus; brothers, Joe S. Murphrey, Jerry W. Murphrey and John T. McVay; sisters, Cindy Willis and Patsy Lynn Willis; grandchildren, Kolton W. Correa, Konner G. Correa, Cade Webb and Oasis J. Webb; numerous nieces and nephews and other cherished family members and treasured friends. Pace-Stancil Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

KING
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Franklin Joe King Sr., 79, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joseph Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in Greenfield Cemetery, Livingston. A memorial service will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at Anderson Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. King died on Aug. 15, 2012 in Houston. He was born March 3, 1933, to the late Charles and Florence King. He attended H.G. Temple School in Diboll. Mr. King was retired from the City of Livingston and was a member of Anderson Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Shirley King of Livingston, whom he married on Sept. 2, 1978; children, Carl King (Paulette), Yvonne (Joneu) Chambers of Lufkin, Joseph Mosley (Ever) of Beaumont, Vincent Crew (Stephanie) of Livingston, Katrina Parks of Humble, Franklin Joe King Jr. (Tammi) of Humble and Santillia “Buttercup” McGowen (Brandon) of Livingston; sisters, Gertrude Powdrell and Laura Henderson of Albuquerque, N.M. and Vera Hodges of Diboll; brothers, Wallace King, Roger Earl King and Terry King (Klinnie), all of Diboll; uncle, James Thompson (Rena) of Livingston; 27 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and other relatives and special friends. Pallbearers will be Elmer Green Sr., Reginald Williams, Tommy Hodges, John Henry Miles, Jerry King Jr. and Terry Hodges. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry King Sr., Robert Earl King, Wallace King, Franklin Joe King Jr., Brandon McGowen Sr., Joseph Mosley, Velton Price, Carl King, Vincent Crew Jr., Otis Green, Joseph Green Sr., Michael Jackson, Joshua Cooper and Terry Allison. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CAIN
LIVINGSTON -- Charles Edward Cain, 56, of Livingston died on Aug. 14, 2012, at his residence in Livingston, surrounded by his family. Charles was born on Oct. 4, 1955 in Corpus Christi, to Charles Arnold Cain and Frankie Ann Carter Cain. He is preceded in death by his mother, Frankie Ann Sonnier. Charles is survived by Charles and Judy Cain, parents, of Livings-ton; three daughters, Sarah Cain of DeMotte, Ind. and Michelle Lopez and Charlie Lynn Cain of Broken Bow, Okla. and three brothers, Adrian Cain of Houston, David Cain of Friendswood and Christian Cain of Kalamazoo, Mich. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JEFFCOAT
SILSBEE -- Funeral services for Phyllis Gay Jeffcoat, 51, of Li-vingston were held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee, with interment following in Franks Branch Ceme-tery in Fred. Phyllis was born Dec. 1, 1960 to Jack and Jean Smart Jeffcoat at Hardin County Hospital in Kountze. She died on Aug. 15, 2012 in Memorial Medical Center in Livingston following an accident. Phyllis was raised in Fred, grad-uated from Warren High School and had lived in Livingston for several years. She was a TxDOT employee. Phyllis was known as someone who was greatly loved and will be missed. She is survived by her precious daughter, Tiffany Jeffcoat of Li-vingston; parents, Jack and Jean Jeffcoat of Warren; sisters, Glenda Starr and husband George of San Antonio and Becky Viator and husband Keith of Spring; brothers, Gary Jeffcoat and Michael Jeffcoat, both of Warren and numerous extended family members and friends. Farmer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condo-lences will be accepted at www.timeformemory.com/farmer.

GOODWIN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Cheryl Goodwin, 54, of Rye were held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Darrell Brown and Bro. Gordon Langford officiating. In-terment followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Klint Bush, James Sloane, J.M. Brown, John Kokosz, Michael Crowell, William Jones and Dwayne Pickering. Ho-norary pallbearers were Ryan Holder, Jerry Clark, Joshua Purdue and Allen Purdue. Cheryl was born on March 10, 1958 in Texas City, to Roy Frank-lin Holder and Barbara Nell Berry-hill Holder. She graduated from Dayton High School in 1976. Cheryl worked for Polk County Publishing Company (Big Thicket Messenger) for 35 years. She died on Aug. 15, 2012 in Conroe Medical Center in Conroe. Cheryl's mother, Barbara Holder, and two aunts, Mary Via and Janie Hutto, have preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Beamon Goodwin of Rye; father and stepmother, Roy and Jean Holder of Cleveland; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Susie Holder of Rye and John and Robbie Holder of Sheffield, Ala.; three sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in-law, Joyce and Danny Danford of Thicket, Francis and Red Disotell of Rye and Cecil and Patty Goodwin of Liberty; four stepsisters and one stepbrother, Sandra Kindle of Jasper, Lynn Langford of Cleveland, Mary Marshall of Humble, Bill Sonier of Cleveland and Kathleen Frankie of Humble; numerous nieces, neph-ews, cousins and other relatives; and a host of special friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

VOGELY
LIVINGSTON -- Dr. Emil “Doc” Vogely Jr., 90, died on July 18, 2012 at his residence in Livingston. Doc Vogely was born on June 30, 1922 in Salisbury, N.C., to Emil Herren Vogely and Martha Adams Vogely. He married Leah Koehler in Columbus, Ohio on June 15, 1946 and they reared four children. Doc served in the U.S. Army from September 1940 to April 1953. On active duty for four years as a platoon leader in the Combat Engineers in the European Theater, he landed on Utah Beach in Normandy, participated in the liberation of Northern France, Patton’s battle for Bastone, where he earned the Purple Heart and the Belgian Fouragere, the capture of the Rhineland, the first assault across the Rhine River and the final defeat of Germany. Redeployed to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, he earned the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Victory Ribbon and Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. Doc Vogely earned a bachelor of industrial engineering degree from Ohio State University, a master’s in business administration and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Houston. He was employed by Cincinnati Milacron Inc. as a division manager and later as the chairman of the data processing program at Lee College. Doc was a senior member of the American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers and a charter member of The American Society for Abrasives. He was active in the Boy Scouts, an Eagle and Scoutmaster of Troop 78, Willistown, Pa. Doc was a trustee of VFW Post No. 8568, was active in the formation of their Honor Guard and was a member of the American Legion. Doc is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dr. Maxine Vogely and brother, Dr. William A. Vogely. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Leah Koehler Vogely of Livingston; daughter, Karen Vogely Hirt of Litchfield, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Anita Jones Vogely and Dana Jones of Binghamton, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Emil H. Vogely III and Judy Jensen Vogely; daughter and son-in-law, Martha Jill Vogely and John McMurray of Mt. Solon, Va.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Hirt of Pennsylvania, Matthew Hirt of Ohio, Aaron Rabinowitz of Virginia and Leah E. Vogely of New York; sister, Jean Vogely Werner of Cincinnati, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Doc Vogely will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor Joe McDonald officiating. Military honors will be presented by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CONGER
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for William Van Conger, 77, of Nederland will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with interment following in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Polk County. Mr. Conger was born on Nov. 25, 1934 and died at his residence in Nederland on Aug. 17, 2012. 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.

NORTHCLIFFE
COLLEGE STATION -- Chris-topher Northcliffe, 51, of College Station died on Monday, Aug. 13 in College Station. He was killed in Monday’s shootout between another College Station resident and law enforcement officers. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in College Sta-tion. Christopher was born Sept. 28, 1960 in New Haven, Conn., the son of Lee Conrad and Hilda Close Northcliffe. He attended A&M Consolidated High School and later received his bachelor's degree in engineering technology from Texas A&M, Class of '99. Christopher was a member of Unitarian Universalist Church of Brazos Valley, the Brazos Valley Progressives, a Texas Master Natu-ralist and volunteered many hours at the Brazos Valley Food Bank. He was known as a man of peace, kindness, intellect and crea-tivity, with a gift of seeing beauty where others do not. His worldview was shaped by a deep spirituality, and his gentle nature and kindness toward others shined like a bright light in this oftentimes dark world. Christopher's light will not be ex-tinguished by a senseless act. His legacy and spirit will continue to thrive in the lives of his family, friends and the many others fortu-nate enough to have known him. Christopher is preceded in death by his parents; and his brother and sister-in-law, David Lee and Ro-semarie Northcliffe. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Christy Claycamp Northcliffe; son, Thomas North-cliffe and daughter, Emily North-cliffe, all of College Station; aunt, Jeanne (Northcliffe) Hebeisen of Elgin, Ill. and numerous other family and lifelong friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association Houston and Southeast Texas, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030 or charity of your choice. The Brazos Valley Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program is also pursuing the purchase of a bench in Chris' honor to be placed at Lick Creek Park in College Station were Chris enjoyed walking and observing nature. Dignity Memorial Funeral Cha-pel in College Station is in charge of arrangements.

MILLER
LIVINGSTON -- Juanita Miller was born Juanita Marie Currie on May 3, 1924 in an East Texas log-ging town called Fastrill -- now considered to be one of Texas’s original ghost towns. Her father, Melvin Currie, was a locomotive engineer with The Southern Pine Lumber Company, working for Temple Industries hauling lumber from the camp. His train, Engine No. 13, is now the centerpiece of the History Center in Diboll, Texas. Her “Big Daddy,” Melvin’s family nickname, once allowed her, at just 5 years old, to sound the train’s powerful whistle for the morning crew and that was a thrill she remembered all her life. Juanita attended high school in Rusk where she excelled academi-cally and was a baton twirler. Her parents, Melvin and Ruth Currie, spent the remainder of their lives in Diboll. Juanita’s Texas roots ran deep. After graduating from Louisiana Tech University, she moved to Houston to work as an executive secretary for the president of Gulf Oil Corporation’s Houston office. Juanita Currie became Juanita Mil-ler when she married JP Miller, in the late 1940s. JP Miller aspired to become a writer and they moved to Queens, N.Y. , where she supported his dream by working as a secretary for the president of Gulf Oil’s New York office. JP became a successful television writer authoring numerous live dramas including the unforgettable Days of Wine and Roses for Playh-ouse 90. In the blink of an eye, Juanita Miller, a red-headed coun-try girl from an east Texas logging camp found herself living in ups-cale Manhasset, Long Island where she was thrust into the glitzy life of television and film producers, mov-ie stars, fancy restaurants, cocktail parties and world travel. Famous people had little effect on Juanita but she once had dinner with Clark Gable and thought he was really something special. The Manhasset years were filled with school plays, PBC football, Cub Scout meetings and occasional summer days at Jones Beach. Following their divorce in 1964 Juanita continued raising their three boys and, after meeting Dr. Henry Viscardi Jr., a 1980 inductee into the Good Shepherd Handicapped Hall of Fame and founder of the Human Resources Center on Long Island, N.Y., volunteered to work with handicapped children at the famous center. She later enrolled at CW Post College where she gradu-ated with honors earning a master’s degree in English literature. Soon thereafter she found a job as a high school English teacher at Great Neck South Senior High. In 1978, Juanita decided to move back to Texas to be closer to her mother, still living in Diboll at the time, and sisters Janice (of Houston) and Lorraine (of Livingston). She purchased a small lot on the imaginary shoreline of what would later become Lake Livingston and hired her sister Lorraine’s husband to build her a modest house. She immediately embraced the local community of Livingston, joining the local golf club and eventually landing a job as an Eng-lish teacher at Livingston High School. She taught at Livingston for 17 years and was active in the Ladies Art League, local politics and community events. She loved fishing, attending local football games and playing a good game of bridge with her many friends. Mu-sic of almost any kind made her smile, especially if it was Willie Nelson, and until a few months ago she could Jitterbug or do the Lindy Hop like it was 1941. She loved teaching young people and providing them with the tools to succeed in life. Some of her for-mer students are now prominent business and civic leaders in the Livingston area. She also loved books, writing poetry and believed in the power of education. She en-joyed wildlife and nature, sunsets on the lake, flowers and wild birds, and was eternally mystified by modern technology. She loved America and had a deep abiding respect for our Con-stitution and the many freedoms that we enjoy. She loved her com-munity and always enjoyed a good conversation with her friends, neighbors and colleagues. She baked wonderful cookies, loved fried shrimp and gulf oysters, and often enjoyed a second piece of pecan pie. She sometimes de-scribed herself as a chocoholic. Juanita cherished her family and many friends but always held a special place in her heart for her beloved cats. She even had an em-broidered pillow on her couch proclaiming, “This house is ruled by the cat” and it was. Juanita enjoyed little road trips with friends to various Texas desti-nations expressing a particular fondness for New Braunfels, a quaint enclave founded in 1845 by a group of German settlers and located deep in the heart of the Texas Hill country. In the early 1990s she retired from teaching full time although she continued substi-tute teaching until 1997 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. After successful surgery and subse-quent chemotherapy she recovered and remained cancer-free for the remainder of her life. Juanita died on Aug. 7, 2012 at the age of 88 at Pine Ridge Health Care facility in Livingston after a long and valiant struggle with Alz-heimer’s disease. She is survived by her sister, Ja-nice Vaughn of Houston and sons, Montgomery, Jack and Jace, all currently residing in California. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KIRKLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Jauthine Kirk-ley, born on May 21, 1934 in Ed-gewood, died on Aug. 10, 2012. Ms. Kirkley was the daughter of Grover and Gertrude Counts. Jau-thine was preceded in death by her loving husband, Roy Kirkley and both her parents. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Unglesbee and husband Rodney and Brenda Reeves How-ard and husband Ted; son, Kerry Kirkley and wife Lavine, and daughter, Sonja Ackley; grandchil-dren, Crystal Reeves, Melanie Reeves, Brandon Kirkley and wife Sara, Amanda Lanfear and husband Josh, Kara Kirkley, Justin Ackley and Raven Ackley; step-granddaughter, Hannah Howard White and husband Brandon; great-grandchild, Logan Lanfear; step-grandchildren, Tyler White, BreeAnn White, Andrew Michael Russell and Bailee Grace White; sisters, Polly Savage, Lucille Top-pings, Virginia Sides and Wanda Bell and husband Clyde; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. A celebration of her life was held Monday morning, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Angelina Church of Christ, with Bro. Windle Kees and Bro. Paul Hillier officiating. Interment followed in the Small Cemetery in Edgewood. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guest list, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

STANLEY
CORRIGAN -- Funeral servic-es for Lenita Kathryn Stanley, 75, of Corrigan will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Randy Reeves offi-ciating. Visitation will be held Sat-urday, Aug. 18, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Stanley was born Aug. 14, 1936 in Corrigan and died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Robbinsdale, Minn. She lived a full life and enjoyed working in her yard, shopping, fishing and traveling. She was well known for her famous banana pudding. Her home was open to anyone and she was known as a mother figure to all. She enjoyed reading and read her Bible every day. She also enjoyed all kinds of games and played SKIP-BO with her grandchildren as often as possi-ble. Her greatest love was for her family and she was known as “Bauky” to some of her grandchildren and “Grandma” to others. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Esrey Stanley; par-ents, U.G. (Pepa) Barclay and Frankie Maud (Mema) Manry Bar-clay and brother, Kenneth Barclay. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, David W. and Sharolyn Stanley of Spring, Stewart R. and Beverly Stanley of Flower Mound and William “Billy” E. and Kambie Stanley of Humble; daughter and son-in-law, Susan L. and Richard K. Wells of Pearland; sisters and brothers-in-law, Aileen and Robert (Andy) Anderson of Pearland, Betty Sue Lovett of Vic-toria and Mary Anna and John (Butch) Vance of Pearland; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Ri-chard Wells, Trey Neufeld-Pierce, Jerry Manry, William Kanter, Mike Cantrell and Lamar Watts. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MCKISSICK
PASADENA -- Bonnie Jean McKissick, 77, died on Aug. 12, 2012 in Pasadena, Texas. She was born on July 10, 1935 to Thomas and Lilly Mae Crews in Teague, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James McKis-sick; two sons, David Scott McKis-sick and Michael Howard McKis-sick and three sisters. She is survived by her children, Lisa Morton and husband Steve, James Martin McKissick Jr. and wife Karri, Debra Barnett and hus-band Robert, Jinjr Peavy and hus-band Gordon and Robyn Gordon and husband Robert; grandchildren, Stacie Morton, Chris Peavy, Aimee Morton, Holly Yaple, Jordan Moses, Lindsey Conway, Betty Jean McKissick, Bonney Davis, Sarah Moses, Maci McKissick and Megyn Gordon; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers; five sisters and numerous other loving family members and friends. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the chapel of Grand View Funeral Home.

SWEET
LIVINGSTON -- Mary Kathryn Sweet was born on April 26, 1957 in Milwaukee, Wis. to Edward and Katherine Wiegel and died on Aug. 10, 2012 at age of 55 years. Mary is survived by son,Thomas Dankert; sister, Diane Pickering and husband Mike; nephew, Jacob Pickering; niece, Heather Murphy; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at a later date. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

MYERS
LIVINGSTON -- Frank Leonard Myers, 99 years young, died on Aug. 7, 2012. He was born on June 28, 1913 to Joseph Harrison Myers and Luella Georgana James Myers. He was born and raised on his family’s fourth-generation farm in Cassoday, Kan. At a time when many young men did not graduate from high school, Frank was able to graduate from Cassoday High School in 1932, while working the family farm and even had the opportunity to exercise dramatic flair in school productions and participate on the basketball team. He farmed the land through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. During this time he married Virginia Beck who would be his wife for over 70 years, until her death in 2007. They had three beautiful children together. After moving to Texas and trying his hand at shrimping, Frank became a first class operator with Dow Chemical Company. While at Dow, he built his first home from the ground up. When he retired in 1975, he moved to a second house he then built in Wild Country, Livingston. Together, Frank and Virginia traveled to locations throughout the United States and around the world, including the Holy Land, the United Kingdom and other European countries. Born a farmer and having been a farmer most of his early adult life, Frank continued to grow spectacular gardens wherever he lived. In his retirement years, he was noted for his large, beautifully-maintained gardens and amazingly delicious produce. He also had a green thumb with flowers and always brought his wife fresh flowers from the garden. Purchasing a gift for him was never hard. He was always happy to receive roasted peanuts and he even grew them on his own. Frank often stated, when asked what the secret was for his long life, he would reply, “Nuts”. He was quite handy around the house and could be found helping neighbors and climbing roofs to make repairs even into his early 90s. One of his hobbies was building birdhouses for his family and friends. He will be remembered not only for his gardening and kind heart, but for his quick wit and intelligent conversations about life, politics, and just about anything he could bend your ear around. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, one brother and three sisters. He is survived by two half-brothers, Joe and wife Reta Myers of Mineola and Harold and Yvonne Myers of Ft. Worth; three children, Delores Jones from Livingston, Shirley Openshaw of Angleton and Jack Myers and wife Mary from Corpus Christi; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren who all knew and loved him dearly. The family has asked that, instead of flowers, donations be made to Frank’s church, the First United Methodist Church of Livingston. Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Livingston, with Dr. Don Willis officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HAMON
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Jean Hamon, 83, of Onalaska were held on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Vivian, La., with the Rev. Richard Beeman officiating. Pallbearers were Shane Moore, Kevin Hale, Ronnie Hindsman, Ben Hindsman, Jason Hamon and Terry Luedtke. Interment was in Good Exchange Cemetery in McLeod, Texas. Jean was born on Feb. 7, 1929 in Cass County, Texas, the daughter of Marcus Holmes Hindsman and Alma Beatrice (Scarbrough) Hindsman. She died on Aug. 8, 2012 in Texas City. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otis L. Hamon Jr.; son, Lionel Hamon; brothers, James, Franklin, Marcus “Bubba” and Benny Hindsman and sisters, Elizabeth Williams and Nora Hollaway. Jean is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Pete Aguilar of Sweeney, Karen and George Schmidt of LaMarque and Sharon and Robert “Bob” Moore of Dickinson; son and daughter-in-law, Otis “Trey” Hamon III and Lisa Hamon of Livingston; grandson, Pete Aguilar and wife Jennifer; granddaughters, Marian Aguilar and Chrissie Hale and husband Kevin; grandson, Shane Moore and wife Kara; granddaughter, Candice Moore; grandsons, Jason Hamon and Micah Read; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; sister, Dorthy Jester of McLeod; brothers, Richard Hindsman, of Vivian, La. and Leon Hindsman, of Rodessa, La. and sister, Billie Faye Hindsman of Vivian, La. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

RICHARDS
LIVINGSTON -- Harvey Ree Richards, born on April 25, 1924, died on Aug. 7, 2012. Mr. Richards was born to Jack and Beanna Richards in Garrison, Texas. Harvey was married to his loving wife, Dorothy Rene Ri-chards. He was preceded in death by both his parents; daughter, Shelia Perry and sisters-in-law, Linda Vance and Doris Flournoy. Harvey is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Milton Perry and wife Ethel and Calvin Perry; daughters, Gladys Punch and hus-band Johnnie and Evilene Walton and husband Quentin; sister-in-law, Ivory Shotwell; brothers-in-law, Herman Vance Jr., Lucas Brown and Donald Vance; goddaughter, Vickie Jessie; god-grandsons, Cory O’Bryant Jr. and Braylin Darden; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. He was employed for 12 years at the Corrigan mill. Mr. Richards served as chairman of the deacon board at New Beulah Baptist Church in Livingston for 21 years. He had a total of 36 years as a deacon. He served as an usher, and was in the male chorus and in the men’s organization. He had been in the community since 1958 and was known as someone who was loved throughout Polk County. Honorary pallbearers were Do-nald Vance, Herman Vance Jr., Lucas Brown Sr., James Shotwell, Mr. James and church deacons. Pallbearers were Wesley Punch, Johnnie Punch Jr., Steven Flournoy, Gerald Flournoy, Herbert Jessie and Don Taylor. A celebration of Harvey’s life was held on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at New Beulah Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harold Gause officiating. Interment fol-lowed in New Wensley Cemetery in New Willard. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

ROBRAN
LIVINGSTON -- Opal Maudine Moye Robran, born Oct. 8, 1925 in Livingston to John William and Annie Medearis Moye, died on Aug. 8, 2012 in Houston at the age of 86 years. Her loving family includes son, Ernie Robran and wife Laura; brother, Tom Moye and wife Bea-trice; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Kristy, Lyndee and Cindy; six great-grandchildren, Lance, Bran-dy, RiAnn, Caleb, Baylee and Brenner; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Maudine is preceded in death her parents; husband, Ernie Emeral Robran; daughter, Linda Marie Robran and sons, John and Cecil Robran. She was a member of Big Sandy Community Church. A celebration of Maudine’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Pace Funeral Home in Li-vingston, with the Rev. Rex Hen-drix officiating. Interment will fol-low in Big Sandy Cemetery. To sign the guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

THOMPSON
LIVINGSTON -- Robert “Bob-by” Leonard Thompson, 67, of Moscow died on Aug. 4, 2012 at his residence in Moscow. He was born on Feb. 11, 1945 in Carthage, Mo., to Chester Thomp-son and Rayma Hastings Thomp-son. Bobby married Mary Hatcher on June 19, 1964 at Moscow Bapt-ist Church in Moscow. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for Lufkin Paper Mill and Champion Paper Co. for 31 years. Bobby be-came a “born again” Christian in 1974. He is preceded in death by his parents. Bobby is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Mary Thompson of Moscow; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Terry Thompson of Corrigan; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Michelle Thompson of Nogalus Prairie; two grandsons, Tyler Thompson of Corrigan and Brannon Thompson of Nogalus Prairie; granddaughter, Taylor Thompson of Corrigan; two sisters, Wilma Willson and Goldie Ander-son of Corrigan; three brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law, Melvin and Betty Jones of Copperas Cove, Dan and Evie Shew of Moscow, Gary and Eva Hatcher of Pollok and Dorothy Hoffman of Corrigan and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Damas-cus Missionary Baptist Church in Damascus, with Bro Curtis Jordan and Bro. Robert Jones officiating. Interment followed in Damascus Cemetery. Pallbearers were Earl Harris, Mi-chael Pullen, Ashley Bacon, Dan Shew, Gary Hoffman, Kevin Hatcher, Darvin Jones and Michael Scoggin. Honorary pallbearers were the Livingston Long Rifle Baseball Team, Melvin Jones, Gary Hatcher, Carlie Smith, Clinton McClendon and Tyler Thompson. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LAMB
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Arthur Forrest Lamb Jr., 69, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Livingston, with Father Clifton Labbe officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers will be Mark Lamb, Kenny McKey, Chris Carroll, Justin Odefey, Larry Sontag and Lynwood Babineaux. Honorary pallbearer is Fabio Mejia. Arthur was born on May 1, 1943 in Victoria, to Arthur Forrest Lamb, Sr. and Edna Lena (Angerstein) Lamb. He died on Aug. 3, 2012 in Houston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Edna Lamb and two sisters, Yuvonne Robbins and Wanda McKey. Arthur is survived by his partner, Juan Mejia of Livingston; brother and sister-n-law, Mark and Peggy Lamb of Boerne; niece, Ronda Schwandt of Houston; nephew, Chris Carroll of Mission Valley; nephew, Kenny McKey of The Woodlands; nephew, Jonathan Lamb of Cedar Park; niece, Marna Randall of Boerne; great-nephew, Justin Odefe of Houston and several other family members and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PARRISH
LIVINGSTON -- Michael Joseph Parrish, 60, of Livingston was born Aug. 4, 1951 in Houston and died on Aug. 2, 2012 in Livingston. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Michael is survived by his mother, Elfrieda Parrish of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Jean Ann Parrish of Pasadena; brother, Randall Parrish of Livingston; sister, Kathaleen Riley of Livingston; five nieces and nephews and numerous other family and friends. Michael is preceded in death by his father, Carlton L. Parrish; wife, Janet Parrish and sister, Theresa Parrish. Michael was known as very good-natured person who was outgoing and loved people. He graduated from Pasadena High School and went to San Jacinto College in Deer Park for a term. He and his wife Janet lived in the Dallas area and then Farmersville. He moved back to his home territory in October 2011. He was overjoyed to be back with much of his family. Michael was head of maintenance at a couple of apartment complexes and then moved on to electrical work with a wire manufacturing company. He hurt his shoulder and had become disabled from work. He loved his ham radio and the many friends he made. He had many interests. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BROCK
LIVINGSTON – Jacqueline Waynee Brock, 64, of Livingston died on Aug. 5, 2012 in Memorial Medical Center in Livingston. She was born on Aug. 29, 1947 in Houston, to C.B. Winningham and Zula Hatten Winningham. Jacqueline married James Brock in Houston in 1980. She is survived by her husband, James Brock of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lucy Winningham of Houston; grandson, J.R. Winningham of Houston; brother, C.B. Winningham, Jr. of Houston; sister, Sharon Sanders of Onalaska; two stepdaughters, Michelle Brock Richardson and Jodi Brock Turner of Cairo, Ga.; three nieces, Tina, Tracie and Cheryl and best friend, Jerri White. A viewing and special visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ROMERO
LIVINGSTON -- Joetta Romero, 71, of Livingston died on Aug. 5, 2012 in Livingston. She was born on Aug. 28, 1940 in Shreveport, La., to J.Y. Russell and Earline Garrett Russell. Joetta is survived by her mother, Earline Macha of Nederland; daughter, Tammy Dawson of Ne-derland; two sons, Russell Hebert of Quinton, Okla. and Kent Rome-ro of Houston; brother, Danna Ma-cha of Nederland; grandchildren, Emma Dawson, Zack Dawson, Megan Hebert and Mallory Pezzo and great-grandchildren, Ryan, Jade, Eli, Dyana, Kenneth and J.T. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CLONINGER
LIVINGSTON -- Betty Cloninger, 92, died peacefully in Livingston on July 30, 2012. She was born Elizabeth Rose Buck in Manila, Philippine Islands on May 23, 1920, to Captain Roy M. and Myra P. Shearer Buck who was on assignment for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Betty spent most of her childhood in Ida-ho, graduating with an associate degree in engineering from Boise Junior College before transferring, as the sole female in the program, into the University of Idaho Civil Engineering program. On Aug. 3, 1940 she married Russell T Cloninger and together they spent the next 20 years on Forest Service ranger stations in Western Montana and North Idaho before moving to St. Maries, Idaho, and finally in 1959 to Missoula. In 1961 Russ was transferred to Washington D.C., where Betty worked at The National Geographic Society as a cartographer getting several of her maps published in their magazine. Betty was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Idaho and Mon-tana. Betty and Russ retired in 1975 and moved back to Montana, making their home on Flathead Lake. They traveled extensively until Russ’s death in 1979. Betty continued to travel as a member of the Escapees RV Club. She ultimately made her home at the Escapees RV Park in Livingston. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Russell and her broth-er, Richard W. Buck. She is survived by her son, David (Betty) of Titusville, Fla.; daughter, Sylvia (Arley) Weisenburger of Lake Inez, Seeley Lake, Mont.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private burial services will be held at the Polson Cemetery on Flathead Lake at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

PERKINS
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Jewel Massey Perkins, 96, of Corrigan were held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Damascus Missio-nary Baptist Church, with Bro. Curtis Jordan and Bro. Lester McAdams officiating. Interment followed in Wheeler Cemetery in the Wakefield community. Mrs. Perkins was born June 8, 1916 and died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Corrigan. Mrs. Perkins retired from Corri-gan-Camden Independent School District. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, going to church, and spending time with her family and friends. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and loyal friend and as a blessing to all who knew her. Mrs. Perkins was a member of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Perkins was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Easton; son, Bob and daughter, Dale. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Harlon Par-rish of Corrigan; son, Carl Perkins and fiancée Kristy of Tuttle, Okla.; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Kathy Perkins, of Atoka, Okla.; granddaughter, Brenda and hus-band Eddie Van Antwerp; grand-daughter, Lisa and husband Kevin McCollum; grandson, Travis and wife Kim Smith; granddaughter, Amy and husband Leslie Kilgore; granddaughter, Brandy Perkins; granddaughter, Kasey Perkins; great-grandsons, Ethan and Eli Van Antwerp and Andy McCollum and wife Courtney; great-granddaughter, Emily Smith; great-grandsons, Jackson and Cooper Kilgore; great-great-granddaughter, Kaylee McCollum and great-great-grandson, Michael McCollum. Pallbearers were Travis Smith, Kevin McCollum, Eddie Van Ant-werp, Leslie Kilgore, Ethan Van Antwerp, Andy McCollum, Eli Van Antwerp and Clayton Owens. Jewel enjoyed her flowers while she was living. In lieu of flowers, Jewel would prefer donations to go to Lufkin Hospice of the Pines or to the Brandon O’Neil Dirden Trust Fund c/o Citizens State Bank. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MCKEE
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Junior “P” McKee, 81, of Coldspring were held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in the Corrigan Fu-neral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Orval Barger officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. McKee was born Sept. 9, 1930 in Wichita Falls and died Monday, July 30, 2012, in Hou-ston. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1952- 1953 as a sergeant. He was in the 440 Tank Division in Camp Ro-berts, Calif., where he was shipped out to Korea. After being shipped to Korea he went into the 7th Infan-try Walking Division where he was wounded and later released from a hospital. After being released he was transferred to the 25 Infantry Division, where he served for nine and a half months on the front line. He is preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Vera McKee; brother, W.C. McKee and sister, Kathryn Haddox. Mr. McKee is survived by wife, Clara Evelyn (Gholson) McKee of Coldspring; sons, Ronnie Wayne McKee and wife Betty of Porter, Gary Lynn McKee and wife Barbara of Splendora and Larry Don McKee and wife Donna of Grangerland; daughters, Phyllis K. Usher and husband Ronnie of Splendora, Terrie Lane and hus-band Gary of Broken Bow, Okla., Brenda Guynes and husband Clif-ford of Splendora and Tina Hightower and husband Tommy of Coldspring; brothers, Ben and wife Mattie of Splendora and Elmer and wife Martha McKee of Everman; sisters, Paulene Jackson of Bowie, Marie Riddle of Leveland and Mary Fagan of Leveland and many other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Shannon McKee, Shawn McKee, Eric McKee, Ronnie Usher, and Cody McKee, Jason Guynes and Doug Guynes. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Guynes and Tommy High-tower. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MCCORMACK
LIVINGSTON -- E. Charlene Kuepfer McCormack, 81, of Li-vingston died on July 30, 2012 in Lufkin. She was born in Houston, to Irene and Charles Harrison, on July 21, 1931. She resided for the past 22 years in Livingston. Charlene was predeceased by her loving mother, Irene Harrison. She leaves behind her husband, Ray McCormack; children, Paula Sullivan, Suzy Messina, Jim Kuep-fer and David Kuepfer; grandchil-dren, Erin Sullivan and Corinne Sullivan; and great-grandchildren, Andrew, Sean and Jonathan Jr. Charlene also leaves behind an extended family of cousins and ex-husband, Paul Kuepfer. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livings-ton. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until her memorial service begins. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.  

WEIHER
LIVINGSTON -- Constance Weiher, 86, of Point Blank died on July 30, 2012 in Memorial Hermann Hospital in Memorial City, Houston. She was born on May 28, 1926 in Kinderhook, Ill., to Harry E. Higgins and Martha Bellomy Higgins. Constance married Donald H. Weiher on March 17, 1951. A son, Gregory R. Weiher was born to this union. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Donald Weiher; son, Gregory and wife Connie Jo Weiher; granddaughter and husband, Rachael R. and Michael A. Collins; grandson and wife, Jesse C. and Joie Clee Weiher; two great-grandsons, Corbin B. Collins and Patrick H. Weiher; brother, the Rev. Harry Higgins Jr.; nieces, Donetta Allen, Charlene Turner, Melba McCollum and Cynthia Higgins and nephews, Michael Higgins and Willliam Higgins. Constance is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William Higgins and Carl Higgins and sister, Berta Lee Mason. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Point Blank Community Church in Point Blank, with Pastor Don Davis officiating. Interment will be held in Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MIHELICH
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Velma Mihelich, 82, of Livingston were held on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. David Jones officiating. Interment followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery in Polk County. Mrs. Mihelich was born on Sept. 1, 1929, in Wetumka, Okla., to William Edward Hance and Virginia Brake Hance. She married L.W. Mihelich on Dec. 17, 1946 in Houston. One son, Michael Edwin Mihelich, was born to this union. She was a member of Schwab City Baptist Church and a 50-year Eastern Star member. Mrs. Mihelich died at her residence on Aug. 1, 2012. Mrs. Mihelich is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Glen Hance and Leanord Hance and two sisters, Vivian Hance and Veleta Hance. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, L.W. Mihelich of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Edwin and Junett Mihelich of Conroe; two granddaughters, Stepheny Cuiltey of Orlando, Fla. and Sahra Garra of California and great-granddaughter, Sidney Cuitley. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to http://www.cochranfh.com.

HAMBRICK
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Chad Michael Hambrick, 45, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers are Vernon Wooley, Terry Timmons, John Haynes, Tony Frazier, Keith Lemons, Bubba Jackson, Gary Cook, Ken Baker, Todd Ibison, Willie Vestle, Henry Howard and Steve McLaurin. Honorary pallbearers are all Eastex Telephone employees. Chad was born on Nov. 18, 1966 in Lufkin, the son of Kenneth Franklin Hambrick and Cheryl Lynn Freeman Hambrick. He died on Aug. 2, 2012 in Houston. Chad was an avid golfer and loved to hunt and fish. He was a beloved son, brother and an awesome dad. Chad is survived by his son, Andrew Hambrick of Bedias; mother and stepfather, Cheryl and James “Rick” Liljequist of Livingston; father and stepmother, Kenneth and Brenda Hambrick of Goodrich; sister and brother-in-law, Jeri and Rocky Smith of Kountze; special friend, Terri Hambrick of Livingston and numerous other relatives and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Polk County Relay for Life. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WENSKY
LIVINGSTON -- Lee Wensky, 87, of Livingston was born Aug. 25, 1924 and died on July 28, 2012 in Livingston. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, July 31, at Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with Dr. Don Wilkey officiating. He was a long-time resident of Polk County and worked for the government until he retired. Lee was a member of Central Baptist Church and loved the Lord. He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Wensky. Survivors include his nephew, Jim Horn; sister-in-law, Lynelle Coppage and many friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JACOBS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Mildred Jacobs, 86, of New Caney, formerly of Livingston, were held Monday, July 30, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Tony Idol officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Polk County. She was born on Sept. 18, 1925 in Silsbee, the daughter of Henry Kennard and Libby (Hooks) Kennard, and died on July 26, 2012 in Humble. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James P. Jacobs and grandsons, Leonard R. Stowe and Darrell Owens. Mildred is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Paul Mauceli of Cape Copal, Fla., Barbara and George Broadright of Conroe, Carolyn and Raymond Lilley of New Caney and Francis and Phillip Scarcella of Porter; sons, Vernon Renfro and Jerry Renfro; nine grandchildren; sister, Opal Moody and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WILKINS
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Jack Wilkins, 81, of Onalaska were held Monday, July 30, 2012, at Pine Forest Baptist Church in Onalaska, with the Rev. Larry Shine officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Guy Wilkins, Sonny Wilkins, Tim Wilkins, Calvin Wilkins, Matt Woehil and Randall Shaeffer. He was born on Nov. 13, 1930 in Luling, the son of Calvin Wilkins and Eva Laura (McGee) Wilkins, and died on July 27, 2012 in Onalaska. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Betty Jean (Mitchell) Wilkins. Jack is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Billy Hedrick of San Antonio; sons and daughters-in-law, Guy A. and Rosi Wilkins of Houston, Sonny and Lori Wilkins of Houston and Tim and Yvette Wilkins of Katy; sister, Johnnie Hall of Spring; grandchildren, Jennifer, Brandon, Calvin, Bryan, Cody, Matt, Cayse, Randall, Ashlin, Jordin, Kimberlin and Camerin; great-grandchildren, Brylie, Madison, Jack, Ariana, Morgan and Addison and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MCCLANAHAN
LIVINGSTON -- Helen McCla-nahan, 89, of Houston died on July 27, 2012 in Houston. She was born on Oct. 16, 1922 in Port Arthur, the daughter of Harry B. Lively and Georgianne Garvey Lively. Mrs. McClanahan is preceded in death by her husband, Randall Ives McClanahan Sr. and son, Randall Ives McClanahan Jr. She is survived by daughter, Su-san McClanahan Lott and hus-band Bruce of Houston; grand-daughter, Lisa Bean and husband Chris of Denton; great-grandson, Peyton David Bean and great-granddaughter, Pressley Elizabeth Bean. Graveside services were held on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston, with Bruce Lott officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

NOWAK
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Philip J. Nowak, 74, of Corrigan were held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Ty Phillips officiating. Inter-ment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Nowak was born Sept. 7, 1937 in Anderson, Grimes County, and died Friday, July 27, 2012, in Lufkin. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of Corrigan Masonic Lodge No. 1103. He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Lee (Skinner) Nowak; parents, Frank and Dorothy (Posin-ski) Nowak; sisters, Rosalie Pulpan and Elizabeth Meunier and brother, Ambrose Nowak. Mr. Nowak is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, James and Dwana Nowak of Lufkin, Raymond and Darla Nowak of Village Mills, Daniel and Kris Nowak of Texas City and Michael Nowak of Corrigan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank Nowak Jr. of Brenham and David and Joanne Nowak of Edgefield, S.C.; brother-in-law, Gene Meunier of Littleton, Colo.; sisters, Irene Havlik of Houston and Christine and George Craig of Bermuda Dunes, Calif.; sister-in-law, Donnie Nowak of Houston; grandchildren, Amanda and Brent Howard of Port Lavaca, Alex Nowak of Lufkin, Colton Nowak of Texas City, Blaine Nowak of Texas City, Dean Nowak of Texas City, Brandon Ellis of Tyler and Courtney Ellis of Beaumont; great-granddaughter, Emily Kay Howard of Port Lavaca and many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in honor of Philip to Hospice in the Pines, 1201 W. Frank, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

TORRES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Danette Carol Torres, 48, of Hereford were held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the Indian Village Assembly of God Church in Polk County, with the Rev. David Busby officiating. Interment followed in the Alabama-Coushatta Cemetery. Pallbearers were Manuel Aldaco Jr., Troy Langley, Stewart Poncho, Edgar Don Juan, Baldo Torres, Sergio Torres and Manuel Aldaco Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Rene Don Juan, Patriclo Torres, Memo Torres, Francisco Garcia, Murphy Williams, Sherman Williams, Ken-neth Williams, Roy Williams and Dolen Williams. She was born in Woodville on April 3, 1964 and died on July 28, 2012. She married Guillermo Torres on July 6, 1984 in Livingston. Danette is survived by her moth-er, Delma Williams of Livingston; husband, Guillermo Torres of He-reford; two sons and two daughters, Bryan Torres and Jacob Torres of Livingston, Wendi Torres of Livingston and Kaitlyn Torres of Hereford; brother, Keith Williams of Rosharon; two sisters and brother-in-law, Amanda and Rickey Davis of Nacogdoches and Sherri Aldaco of Grapeland; eight grandchildren; three nephews and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Juana and Edward Torres of Mon-terrey, Mexico. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MCGINNIS
LIVINGSTON -- Mary Jewel McGinnis, born Feb. 13, 1937 in Stonewall, Okla. to Therman and Effie Harper Musgrove, died on July 24, 2012 in Trinity at the age of 75 years. Mary was a member of Carlisle Baptist Church in Trinity. She is survived by three children, Kathy Coston of Corrigan, Louis McGinnis of Alamsa, Colo. and Jerry McGinnis of Humble; five grandchildren, Scott McGinnis of Huntsville, Steven McGinnis of Willis, Kelly Lambright of Corrigan, Joshua McGinnis and Clint Massey; six great-grandchildren, Preston McGinnis, Anthony McGinnis, James McGinnis, Mat-thew McGinnis, Felicity McGinnis and Christen Oleinik; sisters, Chris-teen Pollet, Billie Jo Nampkin and Linda Price and many dear friends. Graveside services were held at Brookside Memorial Park, Hou-ston, on Monday, July 30, with Pastor Dwayne Pollard officiating. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

FREDREGILL
LIVINGSTON -- Maggie Maugre Fredregill, 86, of Woodville died on July 27, 2012. She was born June 25, 1926 in Leesville, La., to Tilmon and Nettie Hinson. Maggie was a resident of Dogwood Trail Manor and was loved by all. She always had a “hello” and a smile for everyone. She loved her family and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husbands; sons, Ray Shown and Waymon Treadway; grandchildren, Tina Shown, Crystal Abshire and Steven Shown and brothers, Mack Hinson and Clayburn Hinson. Maggie is survived by her three daughters, Elaine Treadway Owens and husband Clint of Woodville, Darlene Treadway Tolbert and husband David of Corrigan and Sheila Moye Fowler and husband Dale of Woodville; beloved daugh-ter-in-law, Debbie Treadway of Trinity; grandchildren, Missy Tol-bert and husband Gary of Wood-ville, Benny Owens and wife Bon-nie of Warren, Richard Shown of Colmesneil, David Shown of Woodville, Monica Reddick and husband Forrest of Trinity, Edwin Fann and wife Courtney of Chester and Chad Abshire of Woodville; sisters, Clydine Parlette, Claudine Hare, Mary Tomplait and Marcia Duncan; brothers, Randy Hinson and Danny Hinson; numerous great-grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends. Funeral services were held Mon-day, July 30, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Larry Trest offi-ciating. Burial followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Shown, David Shown, Benny Owens, Ed-win Fann, Chad Abshire and Gary Tolbert. Honorary pallbearer was Dale Fowler. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

LONG
LIVINGSTON -- Cynthia Delane Long was born Aug. 28, 1961 in Dallas, to Weldon and Delane Bonds Wilhite, and died due to a massive heart attack on July 17, 2012 in Onalaska at the age of 50. Cynthia is survived by her par-ents; son, Jason Long; brothers, Gary and Jeff Wilhite; one grand-son, Jeremy Kervin; aunts, Retha Light and Theresa Stokes; uncles, Tommy Bonds and TJ Light and numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Cynthia was formerly employed with Chouest Marine as a deck hand. She is preceded in death by her son, Jeremy Jones; grandparents, Arlan and Beatrice Wilhite, John Cabrera and Hazel Steele and Lloyd Collins and uncle, Jerry Sowder. A memorial service was held at Retha Light’s house in celebration of her life. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Go to www.pacefuneral.com to sign the online guestbook.

HANCE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lenora Marie Hance, 61, of Corrigan were held on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Charlie Hodge officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeremy Carrico, Josh Duncan, Kyle Shaw, Dillon Hance, Kolton Thompson, Buck Hance, Josh Crotts and Aaron Mochman. Lenora was born on July 6, 1951 in Lubbock, to Harry Hubert and Evelyn Marie Hughes Snow. She married Rennie “Bubba” Hance on Nov. 30, 1976. She died on July 29, 2012 in Tyler. Lenora was known as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her father; mother and two brothers, Ronnie Webster and David Snow. Lenora is survived by her husband, Rennie “Bubba” Hance of Corrigan; daughter, Jaime Marie Hance of Livingston; three step-sons and their wives, Maston Rennie and Tami Hance, Wendell Lynn and LeeAnn Thompson and Lendell Gelnn and Teri Thompson, all of Groveton; grandchildren, Justin Pate, Katelyn Pate, Dillon Hance, Mikala Hance, Trey Hance, Tristan Hance, Josh Crotts, Kolton Thompson, Bobby Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Hunter Thompson, Gracie Thompson, Kiowa Gross and LaKota Gross; great-grandchild, Maston Cody Hance and two brothers, Steve Snow of California and Doug Snow of Missouri. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BLACKBIRD
LIVINGSTON -- Al Blackbird died on Saturday, July 28, 2012, after a four-year fight with cancer. He was 81. Throughout his life, Al was a competitor, whether it was the ar-my, work, during a tennis match, a race, or in his battle with cancer. He never gave up. True to his spirit, however, and with quiet dignity, he knew when it was time to surrender, and died peacefully in the presence of his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Barbara; children, Maureen Chmelik, William Black-bird and wife Pam, Kathryn Black-bird and husband Craig Hurwitz, Andrew Blackbird and Molly Ro-man and husband Steve and grandson, Shelton Blackbird. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Carl Chmelik and his granddaughter, Melissa Blackbird. Al was known as an inspiration to all. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal of Honor from Presi-dent Eisenhower for meritorious service during the Korean conflict, as discovered posthumously by his family. He served as a first lieute-nant in the 2nd Infantry Division, 9th Regimental Combat team, Medical Service Corps, where he also received a United Nations Ser-vice Medal, a Korean Service Med-al, a Combat Medical Badge, and a National Defense Service Medal. Gregarious and endearing, Al made friends wherever he went. He had a contagious love of the out-doors and was completely in his element while running on the beach at Galveston, snorkeling in Belize, or sailing, swimming and hiking with his family around Lake Li-vingston, his home for the past 25 years. Until his last days, Al was an av-id tennis player. In previous years, he completed the Empire State Building stairwell run, hiked the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu in Peru, and achieved the ultimate physical challenge at the age of 61 by completing the Pike’s Peak As-cent marathon in Colorado. His philosophy was “you’re only as old as your legs are," and he diligently exercised daily, doing hundreds of squats every few days, even in his last months. Al was born in North Fond du Lac, Wis. and raised in Waupun, Wis. He received his BS degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin in 1953, and worked his way to owning several drug stores including Key Rexall Drug Store in Pasadena, Texas. A memorial service will be held at Cochran Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 11. In lieu of flowers, donations of remembrance may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W Frank Ave, Lufkin, TX 75904, or to the American Cancer Society.

CREEL
LIVINGSTON -- John Corby Creel Jr., 83, of Livingston was born Oct. 18, 1928, to John Corby Creel Sr. and Alice Lorene (Knowlton) Creel, and died on July 29, 2012 in Livingston. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Adrian Handley officiating. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 8568. Pallbearers will be Dustin Kenner, Cody Kenner, Milton Victor Schultz, III, Norman Jerry Holley, Michael Scott Stewart, Milton Victor Schultz, Jr., David Carl Inman and Steven Marsh. John proudly served his nation in the United States Navy as fireman first lieutenant and was a past member of the American Legion. He is preceded in death by his wife, Esther Onalee Hudspeth; parents; son, Carl Lewis Creel; daughters, Sue Inman and Claudia Lorene Kenner and great-grandchild, Raven Jade Schultz. Survivors include his grandchildren, Milton Victor Schultz III, of Livingston, Dustin Kenner of Livingston, Cody Kenner of Cleveland, Brandy Schupska of Livingston, Amber Schultz of Livingston and Wendy Willis of Kansas; four great-grandchildren; special friend, Ina Humphrey of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

COX
LIVINGSTON -- Sarah Davis Cox, 92, of Houston died on July 29, 2012 at her residence in Hou-ston. She was born on Oct. 26, 1919 in Henderson, to Marvin Jackson Davis and Daisy Mae Gill Davis. Mrs. Cox is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Russell Tribe and Reams Cox; two grand-sons, David Barrett and Danny Barrett; two brothers and four sis-ters. She is survived by daughter, Ca-rolyn Henry of Houston; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Eliz-abeth Tribe of Conroe; daughter and son-in-law, Gaye and Ron Watley of Trinity; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Bryant Pol-lard of Magnolia, son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Kathy Tribe of Conroe; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and James Cloud of Houston; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and numerous niec-es, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Mark Herridge officiating. Interment followed in Menard Chapel Ceme-tery. Pallbearers were Kristopher Tribe, Stuart Allbritton, Eric Allbritton, Brandy Tribe, Johnny Barrett and David Price. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Barrett, Jo-nathon Baker, Matthew Baker, Christopher McDaniel Jeremy McDaniel and Jeff Burge. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WEIHER
LIVINGSTON -- Constance Weiher, 86, was born May 28, 1926 and died July 30, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Point Blank Community Church in Point Blank. Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. A complete 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.

CLIFTON
LIVINGSTON – Joe D. Clifton, 71, of Livingston died on July 30, 2012, in Houston. He was born on July 6, 1941 in Livingston, to J.A. “Shorty” Clifton and Ellen Berniece Wilkerson Clifton. Joe and Mary Lou Fears married on Oct. 19, 1963, having two sons born to this union. Joe owned and operated many businesses, including his present company, Joe Clifton Trucking. He was known as someone who loved his family, friends and especially his grandchildren. Family members say he owed special thanks to Judy and Harold Isaacs, who were dear friends; Harold was like a brother to Joe. Joe is preceded in death by his father; stepfather, J.C. Baker; stepmother, Alma Clifton; sister, Delilah Sue; brother, Jimmy Clifton and great-nephew, James Keith Hindsman. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Mary Lou Clifton; two sons, Joe Delane Clifton Jr. and Carl Allison “Bubba” Clifton, both of Livingston; mother, Berniece Baker of Livingston; granddaughter, Bailea Clifton of Magnolia; grandson, Hunter Clifton of Magnolia; three brothers and their wives, John and Frances Clifton, Donnis and Elaine Clifton and Mike and Theresa Clifton, all of Livingston; two sisters and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Rock McGraph of Montgomery and Deborah Clifton of Livingston; two brothers-in-law and wife, Carl Gene Fears of Livingston and Jimmy and Patty Fears of Goodrich; two sisters-in-law and husband, Patricia Adams of Goodrich and Joan and Babe Ray Atchley of Goodrich; two special nieces, Vickie Fitzgerald of Louisiana and Michelle Munson of Livingston and special nephew, Billy Hindsman of Livingston. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Bobby Myers and the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Johns, Bob Hall, Clint Warren, William “Worm” Hindsman, Jimmy Holder, Bobby Peters and Bobby Claude Isaacs. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WIGGINS
LIVINGSTON -- Charles Nowell Wiggins, 74, of Livingston died on July 31, 2012. Mr. Wiggins was born on July 27, 1938 in Chatham, La., to William Andrew Wiggins Jr. and Alma Louise Nash. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Herrmann Wiggins, to whom he was married for 52 years; son, Nowell Wiggins and wife Keisha; daughters, Terri Williams and husband Verlis and Kimberly Moore and husband Joel; grand-children, Christopher, Hope, Justin, Nicole, Jacob, Brooke, Haley, Kel-sey and Haden and one great-grandson, Braden. Charles was a member of Big Sandy Community Church. He loved to fish and hunt. He was a talented glass-blower. Pallbearers will be Tyler Abbey, Jacob Moore, Justin Moore, Haden Wiggins, Danny Bates, Joel Moore, Verlis Williams and Edwin Hendrix. Honorary pallbearers are Floyd Adams, Joe Helton, Chief Clayton Sylestine and Chris Wiggins. A celebration of his life will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Pace Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rex Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow in Big Sandy Cemetery in Dallardsville, Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign guest list, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

VANCE
ONALASKA -- Andrew Brenning Vance Sr. of Blanchard died peacefully on July 23, 2012 in the company of his family. He was 78 years old. Andy was born July 10, 1934 in Burleson County, and except for time spent serving his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force, he was a lifelong resident of Texas. Andy lived a full and accomplished life. He took great pride, and he found great joy and success in the many roles he played in life as husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, in-law, co-worker, mentor, coach, neighbor and friend. Andy was known as a generous man who gave freely and cheerfully of his time and everything else he had without any expectation that his generosity be returned. Andy retired in 1990 and moved to Lake Livingston after working hard for more than 30 years at Continental Can Company in Houston during which time he developed many close and enduring friendships. Andy enjoyed most sports, and he especially loved baseball. He was an active member of Spring Branch American Little League in Houston for many years where he served as a director, coach, volunteer and fan. Andy also loved to fish and play dominoes, and he was darn good at both. But more than anything else, Andy loved spending time visiting with family and friends, laughing and telling stories. Andy was preceded in death by Dorothy Machost Vance and their beloved daughter, Pamela Kaye; and also by his parents and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Dorothy Vance; his three sons, Andy Vance Jr. and wife Peggy, Daryl Vance and wife Cindy and James Vance and wife Tiffany; his son-in-law, David Kaye; seven grandchildren, Mark Kaye and wife Lindsay, Reagan Vance, Justin Vance, Andy Vance III, Jack Vance, Blake Vance and Halee Vance; Bud and Margie Smith along with their sons Mike and Robert and families; his brother, James Vance Sr.; three sisters, Anita Kubena, Evelyn Hall and Grace Lewis and numerous other family members. Memorial services were held on Friday, July 27, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Military honors were provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign our online register at www.cochranfh.com.

REEVES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Doris Inez Reeves, 79, of Trinity were held on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Revival Center Church of God in Onalaska, with Bishop T. Wayne Dority and the Rev. Clay Duckworth officiating. Interment followed in Eastern Gate Cemetery in Trinity. Pallbearers were Curtis Ritchy, Mickie Barton, Ray Hines, James Dunaway, Jamie Johnson, Scott Spann, Kenny Johnson and Willard “Willie” Johnson Jr. Doris was born on May 26, 1933, in Carlisle, to Charlie B. Johnson and Leola Starnes Johnson. She married Gerald Reeves on March 14, 1953 at Assembly of God Church in Trinity. Doris died on July 25, 2012 at her residence in Trinity. She was a member of Revival Center Church of God in Onalaska. Doris is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Clayton Johnson, Clarence Odis Johnson and Willard Johnson. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Gerald Reeves of Trinity; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Gene Evans of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Rene Reeves of Shepherd; two grandsons, Gerry Solomon and wife Kasey of Jacksonville, Fla. and Phillip Solomon of Trinity; two granddaughters, Natalie Reeves and Lauren Haggie of Shepherd; four great-grandchildren, Kloe, Lanna, Layla and Luke; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert “Dutch and Debbie Johnson of Fairfield and John and Sharon Johnson of Bryan and one sister and brother-in-law, Edna Johnson and Jimmy Joe Walker of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

EASTERLING
ONALASKA -- Jeanne Mettauer Callison Easterling, born May 10, 1923 in Chireno, died on Wednesday July 25, 2012, at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by first husband, Ned Callison; second husband, JR "Joe" Easterling; father, Paul Edward Mettauer; mother, Fannie Lou Day Mettauer; sister, Joy Mettauer Smith; brother, Jack Bob "Sonny" Mettauer and nephews, Jack Bob "Bobby" Smith and Jerry Smith III. She is survived by niece, Jeanne Ann Smith Byrd; three great-nephews; one great-niece; four great-great-nephews and three great-great-nieces. She was raised by mother, Fannie Lou Day Mettauer, a widow for 70 years. Fannie never remarried after her father, Paul Edward Mettauer, died. Fannie took her family to Houston. At an early age, she learned about hard work. She worked to help her mother, brother and sister at the family café. She then worked as a buyer for Hughes Tool Company for 45 years, from 1942 to 1987. She was awarded outstanding women of the Hughes Tool family. She retired with awards of loyal faithful and meritorious service. She lived in Houston in Hunters Creek since 1955. Her yard and home were very important to her. If you drove on Voss Road you would see her working in her yard. She had a lot of pride in her home and yard. She enjoyed her fellowship and was involved in Second Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Mary Martha Class. She filled her home and heart with beauty and love. Viewing will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. A graveside service will be in Houston at Forest Park Cemetery on Westheimer at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30. Associate Pastor Lee Maxey of Second Baptist Church will be officiating. Pallbearers are David Davenport, Kevin Davenport, Michael Davenport, George Cunningham, Josh Cunningham and Jimmy Dunn. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

 

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