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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries

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RYALS
BEAUMONT -- George W. Ryals, 91, died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, in Silsbee Oaks Healthcare Center. George was born June 22, 1920 to the late Warren and Eliza Collier Ryals in Call Junction. He moved to Beaumont at an early age and attended public schools in Beau-mont. Mr. Ryals enlisted in the military, serving during World War II, and was honorable discharged. He was member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He worked for National Bedding Co. and Rosenthal Furni-ture for many years. He left the company to work with his friend and coworker, the late Norris Turn-er, until his retirement. Mr. Ryals also worked for Johnny Frank Pie Co. at night. Later, he worked for Mt. Calvary Baptist Church as a custodian. Mr. Ryals took pride in raising his children and grandchildren. Mr. Ryals was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Dell Coleman Ryals; daughters, Deborah Ann Ryals and Ira Dell Ryals Briggs; grandson, Walter Morris Jr. and granddaughter, La Kristen Devore Johnson. Survivors include his children, Earnestine Jo Helen Blue of Beau-mont, Yvonne Carnes (John) of Vallejo, Calif., George Wayne (Joyce) and Marva Lynn Walker, both of Houston, Martha Ann Wil-liams of Oakland, Calif., Rosa Pearl Rhoades of Houston, Don Alfred (Angela) of Beaumont and Bridgette Devore Johnson (Rev. Eddie) of Galveston; sister, Elmer “Lady” Larry; brother-in-law, Au-gustine Coleman Jr.; 20 grandchil-dren; 46 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A service celebrating his life was held on Saturday, Dec. 24, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, with Pastor Oveal Walker III officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Service arrangements were en-trusted to Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary, Galveston.

SHEPPARD
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for John William Sheppard, 97, of Livingston were held Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Rice Cemetery, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. He was born March 8, 1914 in Leggett, the son of George Bryant Sheppard and Olivia Pearl Oates, and died on Dec. 20, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister. In his spare time John used to enjoy driving his horse and buggy to deliver firewood to everyone. John is survived by his sister, Bess Baker of Tomball; nephew, Bryant Sheppard of Silsbee and numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GUERVARA
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Meletion Guervara, 87, of Corrigan were held Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Lonnie Valance of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church in Groveton officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Justin Poncho, Marcus Abbey, Melton Abbey, Justin Newman, Frank Valderez, Christophor Newman and Richard Guevara. He was born April 1, 1924 in Oakhurst, the son of Vincent Guervara and Epifania Borjas, and died Dec. 19, 2011 in Corrigan. Meletion is survived his wife, Patricia Guervara of Corrigan; daughters, Mary Ann Abbey and husband, Ted of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, Evelyn Newman of Livingston and Lynn McCracken of Groveton; sons, Wayne McCracken of Corrigan and Ronald McCracken of Livingston; sister, Leona Valderez of Livingston; grandchildren, Jennifer Poncho and husband Justin, Kristina Abbey, Marcus Abbey, Melton Abbey, Michael Newman, Christophor Newman, Justin Newman, Ryan McCracken and Melissa McCracken; great-grandchildren, Elijah Abbey Jackson, Kaiyah Abbey, Alex Newman, Hailey Newman and Delevin (Pee Wee) Love and numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MARTIN
LIVINGSTON -- Milton “Pea-vine” Martin, born Jan. 4, 1938 in Barnes, died on Dec. 21, 2011 in Kingwood at the age of 73 years. He was a lifetime member of the community, employed with Inter-national Paper Company as a millwright for 25 years, and a faith-ful member of Central Baptist Church in Livingston. His loving family includes wife of 50 years, Karen Martin; two daughters, Sheryl Griffin and Wen-dy Willson and husband Jimmy; sisters, Ettie M. Grillott, Betty McDonald and husband Jim, Eliza-beth Bacon and husband Guy, Jeanette Stephenson and husband Teddy and Mary Deville and hus-band Louis; three grandsons, Tyler Griffin, Daniel Kelley and Max Willson; granddaughter, Kristina Sumpter and numerous other rela-tives and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Alfred and Ila Mar-tin and brothers, Merrill Martin, Charles Martin and Wayne Martin. Pallbearers were Steven Rice, Randy Burton, Clay Golden, Andy Watson, Dennis Bacon, Randy Bacon and John Deville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons Interna-tional, P.O. Box 178, Livingston, TX 77351. “Peavine’s” celebration of life was held on Friday, Dec. 23, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Randal Whitt officiating. Interment followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Moscow. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

JONES
LIVINGSTON -- Bill Jones of Livingston died on Dec. 22, 2011 in Lufkin. He is survived by his wife, Susan Jones of Livingston; his mother, Macie Jones of Livingston; children and grandchildren and many friends. Bill’s funeral service is pending at this time. A full obituary will be published in the next edition of the Polk County Enterprise. Cochran Funeral Home is charge of the arrangements.

RISNER
LIVINGSTON -- Glenic Nicole Risner, 32, of Livingston was born Oct. 31, 1979 in Humble, the daughter of Walter Lee Risner and Jeffie Hall, and died on Dec. 20, 2011 in Houston. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter Lee Risner and Jeffie Hall and brother, John Risner. Memorial services will be held at a later date. She is survived by the father of her children, Joseph Galardi; daughters, Chelsy, Alexis and Jazzmin Galardi; sister, Sandra Risner; nephews, Robert and Boomer Risner and niece, Brittany Risner, all of Livingston; stepfather, Leonard Miracle of Splendora and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BROWN
LIVINGSTON -- Gloria Brown, 81, formerly of Livingston, died on Dec. 22, 2011 in Lubbock. Funeral services are pending at this time and a full obituary will be published in the next publication. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MILLER
LIVINGSTON -- Trudie Jewell Miller, 90, of Livingston died on Dec. 22, 2011 in Jasper. She was born in Camden on April 12, 1921, to George W. and Essie Warren Cain. Mrs. Miller is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Ruben Rozell and A.D. Miller and brother, Clyde W. Cain. She is survived by daughter, Delores Palmer and husband Gordon Gold of Jasper; two sons and daughters-in-law, George and Nan Rozell of Dickinson and James and Linda Rozell of Conroe; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond “Buck” Cain and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. Interment will follow in Magnolia Hill Cemetery. Bro. Harold Isaacs will conduct the services. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MAZE
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Caleb Wayne Maze, 22, of Livingston were held Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. He was born Oct. 7, 1989 in Galveston, the son of Gary Maze and Tanya Kelley, and died on Dec. 11, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his mother, Tanya Kelley. Caleb is survived by his father and stepmother, Gary and Deborah Maze; brothers, Ethan Maze, Nolan Maze and Billy Burkes; sister, Cayla Kelly; stepbrother, Sam Johnson; stepsister, Christine Kuczewski and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SCHAEFER
LIVINGSTON -- Gary Wayne Schaefer, 63, of Livingston died on Dec. 15, 2011. He was born Jan. 27, 1948 in Horton, Kan., to Howard and Dorothy Schaefer. Mr. Schaefer was a proud veteran, having served in the United States Air Force, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a substitute teacher for Livingston ISD. He is survived by his fiancée Te-resa Carnahan; children, Gary W. Schaefer Jr., Brian Schaefer and spouse Kinslei, Tracey Gartner and spouse Ken, Matthew Schaefer and spouse Sandi Jacobs and Brendan Schaefer; brothers, Brett Schaefer and spouse Mari and Jon Schaefer and spouse Tina; sister, Sandra Adams and six grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his parents. Funeral services were held Mon-day, Dec. 19, at St. Joseph’s Catho-lic Church. Pallbearers were Brendan Schae-fer, Matthew Schaefer, Brian Schaefer, Brett Schaefer Joseph Gartner and Jon Schaefer. Burial was in Magnolia Ceme-tery in Onalaska. Military honors and honor guard were provided by VFW Post No 8568. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

DOMER
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Deborah Kathryn Domer, 58, of Willis were held Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd, with the Rev. Bob Bible officiating. She was born Feb. 22, 1953 in Livingston, the daughter of Robert Samuel Morris and Esther Murphy Morris, and died on Dec. 15, 2011 in Willis. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Samuel Morris and Esther Murphy Morris; son, Bobby Ray Moren Jr.; granddaughter, Sherry A. Bebee; brother, Robert Samuel Morris and sister, Lydia George. Deborah is survived by her husband, Terry Domer; daughters, Mary Helen Bebee of Shepherd and Estther Holcomb of China, Texas; son, Studs Lannagan Moren of Willis; grandsons, Christopher J. Landrum and Tanner Moren; granddaughters, Alyssia Laudrum, Angelica Moren, Alessa Moren, Anna Moren and Skylar Moren; great-grandchildren, Jayden Mullin and Amber Mullin; sisters, Colleen Barnett of Houston and Roxie Roberts of Arkansas and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HUIET
LIVINGSTON -- Moses Linder Huiet Jr. was born March 1, 1924 in Union, S.C., the son of Moses Linder Huiet Sr. and Thelma Louise (Bates) Huiet, and died on Dec. 17, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents. Moses is survived his wife, Mariam Huiet of Onalaska; sons, Ross Owen Huiet of Hardin and Marcul Alan Huiet of Onalaska; daughter, Melanie Ann Garcia of Livingston; grandchildren, Quinton, Miriam, Chance, Christopher, Paul, Drayton, Anthony, Matthew and Alyssa; great-grandchildren, Nickolas, Dylan, Chayse, Cole and Hayley and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HOLLIS
ONALASKA -- Jason “Cole” Hollis, 32, died on Dec. 18, 2011 in Houston. He was known as someone who lived life to the fullest, was willing to take risks, never backed away from any challenges and possessed a charismatic personality and an infectious laugh. His smile and laughter will be missed. Cole is survived by his father, Tom Hollis and wife Teri of Onalaska; mother, Linda Barker and husband Terry of Willis; brothers, Dan Hollis of Groveton, Taylor Hollis of Onalaska, Gabe Collier and wife Jenell of Livingston and Chris Collier and wife Brooke of Livingston; grandparents, Clayton and Lillie Faye Hollis of Groveton and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska. In lieu of flowers, family members ask you to please live loud, laugh hard and love long in memory of Cole. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WATSON
LIVINGSTON -- Kenneth Austin Watson, born in Centrailia, Texas to James Oscar and Gada Mae Austin Watson on May 18, 1926, died on Dec. 17, 2011 in Groveton. Kenneth’s loving family includes daughter, Sheila Dale of Trinity; granddaughter, Stefanie Dale of Lake Jackson; grandson, Rohn Benfield of Brenham; great-granddaughters, Julia and Caitlyn Benfield and great-grandson, Ken-neth Austin Benfield. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Pace Watson; daugh-ter, Sharon Watson Robins; grand-son, Jeremy Stephens and numer-ous other relatives and a host of friends. A graveside service was held on Dec. 19 at Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston, with Pastor Orval Barger officiating. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences, go to pacefuneral.com.

WYATT
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Lula Mae Wyatt, 70, of Li-vingston were held Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at First Baptist Church, with Elder Bobbie Johnson of the Church of God in Christ of-ficiating. Interment followed in Kibbiefield Cemetery in Marston. Mrs. Wyatt died on Dec. 8, 2011 in Memorial Medical Center in Livingston. She was born on March 30, 1941 in Moscow, the daughter of Joseph J. Jackson and Magnolia Baldwin Jackson and was a 1959 graduate of Dunbar High School. She married on Jan. 28, 1961 in Marston. Survivors include her husband, Clifton Wyatt Sr. of Marston; two daughters, Barbara Anita Wyatt and Inez Wyatt, both of Marston; four sons, Albert E. Jackson of Lufkin, the Rev. George Glenn Wyatt (Toya) of Lufkin, Ardrix Wyatt (Mary) of Jacksonville, Fla. and Troy Wyatt (Dionceu) of Pen-sacola, Fla.; sister, Chris Pinson (Rev. Edward) of Houston; two brothers, Don Jackson of Willis and Keith Jackson of Houston; broth-ers-in-law, Joe Nathan Wyatt (Marcia) of Livingston, Morgan Wyatt (Willie Lee) of Livingston and Dennis Wyatt (Alice) of Seven Oaks and host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other rela-tives and friends. Pallbearers were Carlos Johnson, James Criswell, Marvin Criswell, Morgan Wyatt III, Joey Green and Eric Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Albert E. Jackson, Elder George Glenn Wyatt, Ardrix Wyatt, Troy Wyatt, Stephen Wyatt and Gary Lee Criswell. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HAYES
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for James “Jim” Lewis Hayes, 79, of Groves were held Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Jones Prairie Cemetery, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568, He was born July 14, 1932 in Diboll, the son of Elbert Hayes and Ellen (Riley) Hayes, and died Dec. 15, 2011 in Groves. After graduation, Jim entered into the U.S. Marine Corps. After he was discharged from the service, he worked in West Texas in the oilfields. He also worked in sales and was an auto salesman in or around the Port Arthur/Groves area. He worked in oil refineries and owned and operated a vacuum repair and sales shop in Groves/ He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Clayton Lee Hayes of Lufkin. Jim is survived by sons, Eric Hayes of Groves and Paul Hayes of Huffman; grandchildren, Nicholas Hayes of Louisiana, Gavin Paul Hayes of Huffman and Erica Hayes of Groves; sisters, Mary Hayes Ashby of Bay City and Gloria Hayes Wise of Lake Jackson and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KUEHN
LIVINGSTON -- Clydine Kuehn, 76, died on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Clydine was born March 6, 1935 in Livingston, Madge and Clyde Butler. Clydine was known as a very poised, loving and giving lady. She has been residing in Houston with her husband of 52 years, Ellis Kuehn. Clydine was a retired employee of the Exxon Corpora-tion. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church North Hou-ston, where she was and active choir member. Clydine was preceded in death by three older brothers and sisters. She is survived by husband, Ellis Kuehn; their children, David Ku-ehn, Kathy Junot-Fleming and hus-band Craig Fleming and John and wife Stacia Kuehn; grandchildren, Chanda Kruppa and Cristina and Lindsay Fleming; sister, Sissy Hart and husband Clyde Hart; brother, Clyde Butler (Herc) and his daugh-ter and son-n-law, Shawna and Shane Thomas and their children, Booke, Cameron, and Brylie and a host of loving friends. Clydine’s friends in Livingston will remember her as a very ta-lented and active friend. She was active in the First Baptist Church of Livingston, where she was a pianist and organist. She was also a mem-ber of the Pilot Club and Trio of Rhythm and Blues singers. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BARNES
LIVINGSTON -- Shirley Mae Barnes, 67, of Livingston died on Dec. 8, 2011 in Livingston. She was born on June 6, 1944 in Lake Charles, La., to parents, Ross and Una Mae Foreman Provost. Her mother has preceded her in death. Mrs. Barnes is survived by her husband, Keith Barnes of Livingston; father and stepmother, Ross and Pat Provost of Teague; son, Phillip Green of Nederland; daughter, Leisha Tinsley of Austin; three sons, Jeremy Barnes of Leeds, Ala., Brian Barnes of Pell City, Ala. and Mike Haskins of Bache, Okla.; grandchildren, Bobby Nace III and Ashley Nace and Dennis Heath Nace of Beaumont; great-grandson, Peyton Nace of Beaumont and two sisters, Joan Cummings of Onalaska and Lou Ethel Kincaid of Alvin. A memorial service will be held at a later day at the family’s home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Shirley Barnes. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

MITCHELL
LIVINGSTON -- Alice Marie Mitchell was born on Sept. 29, 1941 in Lusk, Wyo., to Han W. and Avis G. Shimek Larsen. She died on Dec. 6, 2011 in Livingston at the age of 70 years. Alice is survived by her former husband of 40 years, James Mit-chell; daughter, Rose English; son, Stephen Mitchell; father, Han W. Larsen; three grandchildren, Robert Bowman, William Bowman and Angela Verville and eight great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother, Avis G. Larsen and daugh-ter, Shirley Larsen. A celebration of Alice’s life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Orval Barger officiating. Interment followed in West Tempe Cemetery in Livingston. To send condolences, go to pace-funeral.com.

DODD
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service was held for Mary Sack Dodd on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Livingston, with Bro. Rusty Shuler officiating. Mary died as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident on Dec. 6. She was “running errands” taking care of business, as was her daily habit. Mary was born Sept. 19, 1956 in Omaha, Neb., to Donna and Duane Sack. She came to Texas with her family in 1966 and has been known as a fun, smiling, flamboyant, yet gracious, Texan ever since. Family and friends say, if Mary were writing this, she would let you know that she was a Christian who loved her Jesus and hoped you knew Him too. Mary’s education was extensive -- a small East Texas town (Livingston), First Baptist Church, Livingston High School, Houston Baptist College, management classes in the corporate world with a master’s degree from the School of Hard Knocks. She developed an excellent reputation decorating store windows at Palais Royal and Sakowitz. The corporate talent evolved to a community effort to help local friends and businesses with their decorating. Mary had a successful yard service; was “the cook for the Country Club;” and became Livingston’s Camp Cho-Yeh Food Service director - her second family. She co-managed City Grill. She was a co-host of a morning talk show on the local radio station, KETX. Mary wrote articles and volunteered for numerous projects, including Habitat for Humanity and Main Street. Three years ago, Mary survived a grave health crisis which put her in the category of “disabled,” but Mary did not allow physical limitations to define the remainder of her life. She decorated anybody’s anything and everything with Christmas trimming as her forte. She visited people and businesses, had weekly lunches with groups needing her listening ear and/or support, participated in self-improvement endeavors, encouraged others to keep going, keep doing, keep living and keep giving….and keep smiling! Mary was known as someone who loved people, loved her friends and loved her Christianity. Mary is survived by “two beautiful sons” (her words), Steven Louis and Matthew Duane; mother, Donna Sack; sister, Cathey Sack Rocadas; brother-in-law, Steve Paul and aunt, Fran Sack Taylor. Mary was preceded in death by her father, Duane Sack; grandparents, Louis and Nellie Sack and Agnes Manchester; sisters, Barbara Ann Sack and Geri Sack Paul; niece, Laurah Nicole Paul and brother-in-law, Tony Rocadas. Cochran Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GILNACK
LIVINGSTON -- Stanley Elmer Gilnack, 84, of Livingston died on Nov. 27, 2011 in Lufkin. He was born in Glastonbury, Conn. on Aug. 4, 1927, to Elmer Gilnack and Matilda Miller Gilnack. He is preceded in death by his parents. He was married on April 22, 1950 to Elsie Doberrentz Gilnack in Connecticut. He is survived by his wife, Elsie of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Lenore Gilnack; daughter and son-in-law, Marcie and William Taylor; daughter, Donna Mulcahy and six grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KING
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Opal Faye King, 71, of Livingston were held on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Tim Thompson and Darrell Duff officiating. Interment was in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett. Pallbearers were Brian Duff, Ricky Hooper, Lavon Brown, Beaver Brown, Randy Quinn and Ryan Tolar. Honorary pallbearers were Heather Allem, Rebekah Allem, Sarah Allem and Brittany Quinn. Mrs. King was born on June 8, 1940 in Leggett, to Buster Lavon and Opal Jewel Murphy Brown. She died on Nov. 25, 2011 Humble. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Steve Allem of Humble; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Theresa Hance of Livingston; four granddaughters, Heather Allem, Rebekah Allem, Sarah Allem of Humble and Brittany Quinn of Livingston; three grandsons, Dwayne Tolar, Roman Tolar and Ryan Tolar of Livingston; great-grandson, Hunter Shine of Humble and three brothers, James Brown of Georgewest, Bobby Brown of Livingston and Tommy Brown of Liberty. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

DUNN
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Jeanette Dunn, 72, of Livingston were held on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Rosewood Memorial Park in Humble, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mrs. Dunn was born on July 16, 1939 in Lubbock, to John and Gay Lee Hill. She died on Nov. 24, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dwayne Hill. Mrs. Parmer is survived by her husband, John L. “Sonny” Dunn of Livingston; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Dunn of Austin and Billy and Sonya Dunn of Tyler; three sisters, Betty Coleman of Greenville, Rosa Lee Walker of Lubbock and Cindy Baty of Early; three granddaughters, Lisa Bonin of Livingston, Mindi Cato of Edgewood and Haley Dunn of Tyler and three great-grandsons, Joseph Dunn of Lafayette, La., Logan Bonin of Shreveport, La. and Josh Bonin of Shreveport, La. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any hospice facility. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SCHWIRTLICH
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services were held for Leon John Schwirtlich, 72, of Onalaska on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment was in Holly Grove Cemetery in Polk County following the chapel service. The Rev. Harold Isaacs officiated. Pallbearers were Chuck Elliott, Buddy Henry, Mark Henry, David Henry, Ronnie Waters and Joe Don Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Morris Rhodes and Cody Dodd. Mr. Schwirtlich died on Nov. 26, 2011 in Goodrich. He was born on Oct. 10, 1939 in Violet, Texas, to Joseph and Ottilla Wilmer Schwirtlich. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha Schwirtlich; two sisters; two brothers and two sons. Leon and Martha Schwirtlich were married on Feb. 21, 2011 in Onalaska, and she died on March 13, 2011. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Leonna and Leonard Howard of Goodrich, Vickie and Morris Rhodes of Dayton and Ranita Shows and Debbie Smith of Longview; sons and daughters-in-law, Buddy and Nadine Henry of Hardin, Chuck and A’Dina Elliott of Dayton and Joe Don Smith of Gilmer; daughter-in-law, Virie Henry of Votaw; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo and Dorothy Schwirtlich, Sylvester and Kay Schwirtlich and Eddie and Gene Schwirtlich; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosalie and Howard Frantz, Doris and John Jones and Rosina Buckholt; grandchildren, Sabrina Howard, Kim Mueck, Zachary Sanders, Megan Rhodes, David Henry, Mark Henry, Shelby Elliott, Caitlin Elliott, Laura Majeski, Steven Majeski and Charlie Smith; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Chloe, Little David, Lyla, Neely, Jaylynn, Robert, Cody and Kyler and numerous friends and other relatives. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

EMRICK
LIVINGSTON -- Franklin Raymond Emrick, 65, died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at his residence in Livingston. He was born in Bal-timore, Md. on Dec. 10, 1945, to John and Margaret Bowers Emrick, and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. Franklin is survived by his wife of 32 years, Theresa Emrick; son, Clayton Emrick of Newport News, Va.; daughter, Sharon Miles of Hampton, Va.; stepson, Chris Simpson of Orlando, Fla.; step-daughter, Angela Yeager of Li-vingston; brother, John Emrick and sister, Margaret Wolfe of Morris-ville, Pa. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, David Emrick and stepdaughter, Tammi Lafreniere. Franklin will be buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Thomasville, Ga. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

NERREN
LIVINGSTON -- Etta Lee Nerren, 92, was born on Dec. 25, 1918 in San Augustine, to John Jerome and Lydia Etheyl Neal. She died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Li-vingston. She is survived by sons, Frank Wood, Denny Wood, John Nerren and Alec Nerren; daughters, Lydia Morton and Carolyn Marsh; two daughters-in-law, Verssie Wood and Bonni Nerren; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She loved to crochet, read, fish, play 42, watch John Wayne movies and bake cookies for her grandchildren. Pallbearers were David Morton, John Nerren, Alec Nerren, Denny Wood, Jerry Marsh and Steve Wood. A celebration of her life was held on Monday, Nov. 28, in the chapel of Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Dave Wood officiating. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

NELSON
LIVINGSTON -- Ina Merle Nel-son, 84, was born on Nov. 6, 1927 in Navasota, to James Leland and Orveda Baxley. She died on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Livingston. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Woodrow Nelson; son, Cecil Wayne Flan-nery; grandchildren, Steven Wayne Harp, James Michael and wife Dei-drah Harp, Beverly Kay Taylor and Donna Renee Flannery and two great-grandchildren, Shelby Kay Flannery and Kayli Reagan Taylor. Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Linda Kay Nelson Harp and two brothers, Ervin Dalton and Alford Henry Baxley. A celebration of her life was held on Sunday, Nov. 27, in the chapel of Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. David Jones officiating. Pallbearers were James Harp, Steven Harp, Dewey Harp, Doug Baxley, Billy Deaville and Kim Taylor. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

HARBUCK
LIVINGSTON -- Frank A. Harbuck Jr. was known as a loving father, husband, and son. He was the worshipful master of the Ma-sonic Lodge in Livingston, a skilled musician, poet, published author, and a dear friend. Friends and family knew him as a very com-plex, loving and driven man. He is survived by his son, Frank A. Harbuck III; wife, Gale Har-buck; mother, Beatrice Harbuck; sister, Kathie Sowersby; brother, Larry Harbuck; nephew, Ryan Harbuck and nieces, Angelia Strieb, Lauren and Katilyn Harbuck. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Masonic Lodge No. 14. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

SMILEY
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Sylvia Ruth Smiley, 70, of Cor-rigan were held on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in the First United Methodist Church in Corrigan, with Bro. John Tyler officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mrs. Smiley was born June 6, 1941 in Baton Rouge, La. and died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, in Lufkin. She graduated in 1959 from St. Agnes Academy in Houston and later graduated from college in 1973 from Stephen F. Austin State University with honors. On July 15, 1960 in the Harris County Court-house, she married the love of her life, Robert “Bobby” Smiley, and they celebrated 51 years of mar-riage this year. She was a devoted teacher for Corrigan Camden ISD and former chairman of the Corri-gan Camden PTA. She was known as a loving wife, mother, grand-mother, aunt and friend. Her family was her world and she adored them in every way. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred James Keller and Bertha Ruth Fleming Keller. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert R. “Bobby” Smiley of Corrigan; daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Jeff McBride of Pineland, Kathy and Russell Harvey of Corrigan and Christi and Todd Sullivan of Corrigan; grand-children, Robert “Scooter” McBride, Corey Christine Harvey, Andrew James Harvey and Mi-chael Todd Sullivan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Wanda Keller of Rockport and Rod and Kelly Keller of Santa Barbara, Calif.; sister-in-law and husband, Billie and Eugene Cockrell of Corrigan; brother-in-law and wife, Donald and Magge Smiley of Kingwood; special friends, Wayne and Claudia Giese of Brenham; two special sisters, Rose Harris of Corrigan and Rosa Flores of Corrigan and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were John Walter Cobb, Dal Keller, John Keller, Clint Keller, T.J. Nash and Colter Perry. Honorary pallbearers were David McClendon, John Sirman, John Kennedy, Harlon Parrish and Mike Parrish. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Agnes Academy, 9000 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX 77036. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

FLEETWOOD
LIVINGSTON -- Larry Leon Fleetwood Sr., 69, was born May 8, 1942 in Maybury, to Acey and Mrytle Newingham Fleetwood. He died on Nov. 21, 2011 in Livings-ton. He is survived by sons, Timothy Fleetwood Sr. and Larry Fleetwood Jr.; daughters, Janice Fleetwood, Sherie Fleetwood and Tina Sand-ers; brothers, Danny Fleetwood, Ronnie Fleetwood and Mike Fleet-wood; sisters, Frita Chance, Helen Rawls and Wanda Gott; 14 grand-children and 13 great-grandchildren, along with a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Bernice. He was a minister of the gospel for 35 years. He enjoyed oil paint-ing, fishing and hunting, his grand-children and playing the guitar and singing. A gathering of family and friends was held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Pace Funeral Home. A graveside celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Magnolia Cemetery, Segno. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

PARKER
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Reba Charlene Parker, 91, of Goodrich were held Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Tom Owens officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. She was born on Feb. 1, 1920 in Groveton, to Medford Harvy Redd and Doxie Stubblefield Redd. Mrs. Parker died on Nov. 23, 2011 in Baytown. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Samuel Parker, who was the love of her life; daughter, Sammie Charlene Hardy and two sisters, Verna M. Davis and Edna Davis. Mrs. Parker is survived by son, Johnny Glen Parker of Baytown; brother, Raymond G. Redd of Pasadena and three grandchildren, Jared Stephan Parker, David Thomas Hardy and John Mark Hardy. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

DUNN
LIVINGSTON -- Jeanette Dunn, 72, of Livingston died on Nov. 24, 2011 in Livingston. Services are pending. 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.

CRAWFORD
WEBSTER -- Gilbert Horace Crawford Sr. of Pasadena died on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, after a short battle with cancer. Gilbert was born on Dec. 6, 1934 in Livingston. He married Yvonne Norwood and began his family and a life as a successful businessman. He was known as a devoted hus-band, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to all who knew him. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family at their farm home in the Livingston area. He is preceded in death by his parents, Horace W. and Ola Craw-ford, and son, Christopher Nor-wood Crawford. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Crawford; children, Gilbert and Phyllis Crawford Jr., Richard and Karen Teepe and Wayne and Jeanette Simpson; 15 grandchil-dren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Forest Park East in Webster. KING LIVINGSTON -- Opal Faye King, 71, of Livingston died on Nov. 25, 2011, in Humble. Mrs. King was born in Lovelady, to Buster Lavon and Opal Murphy Brown, on June 8, 1940. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday. Nov. 28, in 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.

THOMPSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Patsy Ruth Thompson, 80, of Moscow will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. David Acox officiating. Interment will be in Holhausen-Darby Cemetery in Moscow. Pallbearers will be Ramsey Thompson, Chris Thompson, Robby Thompson, Aaron Thompson, David Hopson and Michael Hopson. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Thompson, Roy Hopson, Brady Hooker and Kenneth Blalock. She was born on May 2, 1931 in Oakdale, to Brodie Hill Jones and Notie Bond Jones, and died on Nov. 23, 2011, in Moscow. Mrs. Thompson is preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Howard; brother-in-law, Willis Rice and nephews, Corry Howard Jones and Billy Mark Jones. She is survived by her husband, Robin Thompson of Moscow; three sons and daughters-in-law, Pat and Kathy Thompson of Corpus Christi, Charles Thompson and Dr. JoAnne Malina Thompson of Montrose, N.Y. and Ronnie and Sheri Thompson of Moscow; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and M.H. Hopson of Moscow; sister, Sible Rice of Moscow; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Jack and Cora Lee Jones of Livingston, Corry and Joyce Jones of Moscow and Dr. Alvin and Anna Mae Jones of Huntsville; 13 grandchildren, Stacey Hooker, Ramsey Thompson, Becky Eger, Michael Hopson, Aaron Thompson, Chris Thompson, David Hopson, Robby Thompson, Tabitha Hopson, Roy Hopson, Zaneta Thompson, Krystyn Thompson and Eric Thompson and 16 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WINFREY
LIVINGSTON -- Frances Lee Winfrey was born on Oct. 11, 1917 in Sour Lake, to Joseph Wesley and Margaret Ruth Barnes Hall, and died on Nov. 20, 2011 in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

STOCKTON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lois Pearl Stockton, 89, of Livingston were held on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Randy Higganbotton officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Stockton, Roman Stockton, Gary Stockton, Colin Spaniel (grandson) and Chris Fletcher. She was born on Dec. 12, 1921 in Hattiesburg, Pa., to Clarence Fisher and Lois Wolf Fisher, and died on Nov. 18, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Robert Hampton Stockton. Lois is survived by daughters, Lois Hickman of Pasadena, Sue Ellen Morris of Houston and Louise Davis of Livingston; sons, Roman Stockton and wife Norma Stockton of Katy and Ronnie Stockton of Austin; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CHRISTENSEN
LIVINGSTON – Lois Della Christensen, 80, died on Nov. 16, 2011 after a brief illness with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bill J. Hauck; children, Billy D. Hauck, Ronald L. Hauck, Cheryl L. Jefferies and Sherri L. Newman and brother, Bill A. Christensen of Logan, Utah. The family plans a private memorial.

PARMER
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Mary Frances Parmer, 71, of Point Blank were held Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Bro. Orval Barger officiating. Interment was in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Michael Arden, Tim Arden and Bill Arden. She was born on Sept. 14, 1940 in Umah, Ariz., to Raymond Charles and Alvis Bonnie Darnell Dent. She died on Nov. 19 2011 in Houston. She is preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Parmer is survived by her husband, John Parmer of Point Blank; three sons, Michael Arden of Frisco, Tim Arden of Keller and Bill Arden of Houston; one daughter, Laura Durant of Houston and 11 grandchildren, Billy Arden, Chris Arden, Jordan Arden, Anthony Arden, Steven Arden, Jeremy Arden, Shannon Arden, Cole Arden, Chase Arden, Ryan Durant and Troy Durant. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

 

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