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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
For the Week of December 9, 2007 - December 16, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Ralph Anthonie Ferrell
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Ralph Anthonie Ferrell, 23, were held Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating.
He was born April 27, 1984 in Lake County, Ill., the son of Anthonie and Patricia Blackwell Ferrell, and died Saturday, Dec. 1, in Livingston.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his brothers, Jeremy John Ferrell of Pensacola, Fla. and Bert Brudnicki of Livingston; grandfather, Walter G. Brudnicki of Livingston; aunt, Holly Schlack and uncles, Paul A. Brudnicki of Livingston and Steven K. Brudnicki of San Diego, Calif.

Oran Merl Crocker
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Oran Merl Crocker, 61, was held Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at the Whirlwind Club, with Bro. Jerry Owens officiating.
Mr. Crocker died Friday, Nov. 30, at his residence in Livingston.
He was born Dec. 27, 1945 in Liberty, the son of Marvin and Hester Smotherman Crocker. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Carey Crocker.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Crocker of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, John David Crocker and Kera Dawn Crocker of Frankston; stepdaughters, Jada Lynn Crocker Seeton of Jacksonville and Connie Lynn Mayhew and husband Chris of TRC, N.M.; stepsons, Bubba Tobin of Bevaro, N.C. and Terry Tobin of Bevaro, N.C.; grandsons, Ethan Oran Crocker, Taylor Mayhew, Nathan Tobin and Aaron Tobin; granddaughters, Taylor Morgan Crocker, Halee Elizabeth Mitchell and Ashley Tobin and brothers, Larry Dee Crocker of Deridder, La. and Norman Crocker.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Frank Anthony "Tony" Hotter
LIVINGSTON – Frank Anthony “Tony” Hotter was born in Durango, Colo. on Aug. 2, 1941 and died Nov. 30, 2007 in Conroe. He spent the last 20 years of his life living in and loving the Lake Livingston area. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Nixon and son of a previous marriage, Frank Anthony Hotter Jr.
He is survived by two sons, Rodney and Scott Hotter and wife Margetta; four grandchildren; many stepchildren and step-grandchildren; sister, Alma Gaston, who resides in El Paso; two brothers, Don and George Hotter of Colorado Springs, Colo. and many other relatives and friends.
He was known as someone who did well in many things, including building and repair, and who loved his family, friends, his dog “Nicki,” cooking, fishing and the Dallas Cowboys.
Memorial services will be held in Huntsville, Texas and Carlsbad, N.M.

Richard E. Jackson Sr.
LIVINGSTON – A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard E. Jackson Sr., 77, was held Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in St. Joseph's
Catholic Church, with Father Clifton Labbe, S.V.D, officiating. A Rosary was held in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday evening, with visitation following.
Mr. Jackson died Sunday, Dec. 2, at his residence. He was born Nov. 6, 1930 and had resided in Livingston for 17 years.
He retired from Texas City Terminal as a railroad yard master and was also in the U.S. Army as a master sergeant during the Korean War. He belonged to the Knights
of Columbus as a 4th Degree commander.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin S. and Madeline Jackson and one son, Ronald E. Jackson.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Jackson, to whom he was married for 58 years; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Sandra Jackson of Dickinson, Richard Jackson Jr. and Lori of Manvel and John Jackson and Penny of Santa Fe; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette Jackson Froyd and husband John of Livingston and Patricia Jackson Hall and husband Gerald of Texas City; one
sister, Dolores J. Poljak; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren
and a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers were Donald E. Jackson, Richard E. Jackson, Jr., John T. Jackson, Gerald R. Hall, Jason R. Glasgow and Frank Borgesi. Honorary pallbearers were the Knights of Columbus.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

William E. "Sonny" Brooks
LIVINGSTON – USAF veteran William E. “Sonny” Brooks of Livingston died Friday evening, Nov. 30, 2007, at the Brooks homestead.
He was the only son of Forrest and Jana Maye Brooks, born on Nov. 18, 1942. He was preceded in death by both parents.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Jeremy Jersey; sons and daughters-in-law, Jason and Tami Brooks and John and Gina Goff; five granddaughters, Brooke, Marissa, Peyton, Ryan and Julienne and adopted son, Sonny Remmington.
He will be laid to rest with his parents at a small graveside “speakeasy” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Crossroads Cemetery in Leggett. A celebration of his life will follow at the Brooks homestead on Old Bold Springs Road. For more information, call 936-327-4938.

Margarite E. Stokley
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Margarite E. Stokley, 84, were held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Robert
Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Stokley family cemetery in Moscow.
Mrs. Stokley died Dec. 3 at her residence in Moscow.
She was born March 13, 1923 to Joseph and Elsie Nance in Stillwell, Okla. She worked during WWII installing parts in airplanes. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband of 12 years, Jim Stokley, and his children, Harvey R. Stokley of Pasadena, James Stokley Jr. of Pasadena, Daniel Stokley of Austin, Quintin Stokley of Friendswood, Raymond Stokley of Pasadena, Cynthia Head of Prague, Czechoslovakia and David Stokley of Katy; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Pallbearers were James Toler, J.J. Sedtal, Kenneth Peace, Peanut Glass, Rodney Walker and Rob Cook.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

Charles D. Fox
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Charles D. Fox, 69, of Livingston are pending.
Mr. Fox died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
A full obituary will be printed at a later date.
 Pace Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Joe Dee Petty
ONALASKA – Funeral services for Joe Dee Petty, 66, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery, Onalaska.
Mr. Petty died Thursday, Dec. 6, in Tomball Regional Hospital, Tomball.
He was born April 18, 1941 in Houston, the son of Dempsey and Ethelena Vaughn Petty. He was preceded in death by his parents; great-great-niece, Jena Leanne Dawson and brother-in-law, Emmett Evans.
Survivors include his wife, Marilynn Petty of New Caney; daughters and sons-in-law, Helen J. and Robert Thomas of Tomball and Laura and Scott Dethloff of Trinity; grandsons, Ace Thomas, Tyler Dethloff, Andrew Dethloff and Hunter Dethloff; granddaughters, Missy Thomas, Lorrie Dethloff, Alisha Dethloff and Stormy Dethloff; sister, Joyce Evans of Hockley; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Roland Simms of San Antonio; twin sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Richard Weymer of Clegg and numerous other family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be Robert Thomas, Ace Thomas, Scott Dethloff, Gary Dawson, Gary Gray, Robert Gray and Tyler Dethloff.

Mary Lee Butler
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Mary Lee Butler, 86, of East Tempe were held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Livingston Church of God in Christ, with Pastor Lewis officiating. Burial followed in Gracehill Cemetery, Blanchard.
Mrs. Butler died Dec. 3 in Houston.
She was born Sept. 28, 1921 in Livingston, the daughter of the late Arthur and Bessie Ryans. She attended Post Oak public schools and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
Survivors include six children, Clint Butler (Ruthie), Charles Butler (Carol), Arene Farley (David) and James Butler (Tamela), all of Houston, and Irene Parker and Patsy Mapps (Charles), all of Livingston; sister, Winnie Monroe of Livingston; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Reginald Farley, James Parker, Jawon Butler, Jeremy Randolph, Stacy Randolph, Ronald Mapps and Charles Laticon. Honorary pallbearers were Clint Butler, James Butler, Charles Butler, Melvin Branch and Larry Ryans.
Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charles D. Fox
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Charles D. Fox, 69, were held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at
Blanchard Baptist Church, with the Rev. Fred Alford officiating.
Mr. Fox died Thursday, Dec. 6, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
Mr. Fox was born to John E. and Eva Lutz Fox on July 23, 1938, in Gaithersburg, Md. He was an MP in the Army and was originally from Germantown, Md., where
he retired from the Montgomery County Public School System in Maryland.  He was known as a beloved husband and father. He is preceded in death by his parents.
His survivors are his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Bogley Fox; children, Charles Warner Fox and wife May of Silver Spring, Md., Sharon K. Fox and her son Andrew M.
Harris of Livingston, John Daniel Fox and wife Brenda of New Market, Md. and Steven Craig Fox and wife Nancy of Milford, Del.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Pallbearers were family members.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.







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