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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
For the Week of January 27, 2008 - February 3, 2008
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company



James Woods
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for James Woods, 81, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at Livingston Church of God in Christ, with Elder Rayford Chimney officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Moscow.
Mr. Woods died Friday, Jan. 25, in the VA Hospital in Houston.
He was born Aug. 14, 1926 in Houston, the son of Haywood and Zelma Elmo Woods. He was preceded in death by his parents; Ronald Woods, James Earl Woods and Sanford Earl Woods and first wife, Penny Woods.
Survivors include his wife, Dixie Woods of Livingston; daughters, Sandra Curtis, Barbara Woods, Patricia Walker and Ruby Robertson; sons, Larry Woods and Terrance Woods; stepdaughters, Annie Robertson, Florida Harris and Linda Bailey; stepsons, Arthur Henderson Jr., Jimmy Wayne Henderson and John Henderson; sisters, Barbara Woods and Rosie Cooper; brothers, Haywood Woods Jr. and Oliver Woods; cousins, Dewayne Harris and Kevin Flood; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and his “little nanny,” Sharmaine Woods.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wayne Henderson, John Henderson, Arthur Lee Henderson Jr., John Hood Jr., Michael Hood Sr. and Johnny Garrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Sylvester Harris, Willie McCloud, Milton Maze, Junior Price, Julius Bailey, John Hood, Ezekiel Robertson and the Travel Rest Lodge No. 55.
Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

R.B. Collum
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for R.B. Collum were held Jan. 27, 2008 at Blanchard Baptist Church, with the Rev. Royce Pennington and the Rev. Thomas Dobbs officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Collum died Friday, Jan. 25, at his residence with his family holding him in their hearts.
He was born Nov. 2, 1926 in Miami, Okla., the son of Clarence and Inez Collum, who preceded him in death as well as one sister, Patricia Bellelove.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Norma L. Pruitt Collum; one son and two daughters, Richard B. Collum Jr. and wife Jackie Collum. Quanah L. Clark and Jerry of Blanchard and Deborah J. Wilson of Porter; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was a faithful member, deacon and Sunday school teacher, being a charter member of Blanchard Baptist Church. He served in World War II and was a Mason and Shriner. He attended Oklahoma Baptist University, worked in the oilfield and later became owner of a Western Auto store, Mexican import store and a Dairy Hut in Oklahoma.
He moved to Blanchard in 1976, where he and Norma operated RB Lake Grocery until 1999. He was known as a great lover of the woods who thought of all of Blanchard territory as his pride and joy. He loved his Indian and Oklahoma heritage, the Lord and his family.

Junior B. Redden
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Junior B. Redden, 81, were held Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplain Cecil Vaden and Brenda Hambrick officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
Mr. Redden died Friday, Jan. 25, at his residence in Goodrich.
He was born Feb. 20, 1926 in Magee Bend, the son of Will and Mae Fredgill Redden. He served on the ship USSS JRV Blakely in the U.S. Navy from May 8, 1944 until May 20, 1946. He participated in battles in the Pacific and fought for his country during the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 61 years, Geneva Redden of Goodrich; son and daughter-in-law, Larry Redden Sr. and Cindy of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Connie Redden Hopper and Bobby of Humble; grandsons, Ronnie Wooton, Larry Redden Jr. and wife Tracy, Ricky Redden and wife Pam and Kevin Redden; granddaughter, Brandi McNallen and husband Mike; 13 great-grandchildren, Tori, Lacey, Emma, Abby, Justin, Ashley, Cheyenne, Bobby, Billy, Randi, Cody, Lauren and Kevin Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Larry Redden Jr., Ricky Redden, Cody Redden, Kevin Redden, Bobby Carlile and Billy Carlile. Honorary pallbearer was Justin Redden.

Lillian Faye Morton
ONALASKA – Funeral services for Lillian Faye Morton, 74, were held Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Bro. Frank Hood officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery, Onalaska.
Mrs. Morton died Friday, Jan. 25, at her residence in Onalaska.
She was born Sept. 30, 1933 in Tablerock, W.Va., the daughter of Jess and Effie Vance Redden. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, and her parents.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Gary Baxter of Livingston and Barbara and Jackie Frost of Livingston; son, James R. Morton of Onalaska; granddaughters, Sabrina Smith, Christina Pierce and Rebecca Frost, all of Livingston; grandson, Wayne Burks Jr. of Moscow; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Nelda Grace Johnson of Crow, W. Va. and Lizzie Redden of Huntington, W. Va.; brother, Vincent Vance Redden of Beaver, W. Va. and brother-in-law, John D. Morton of Onalaska.
Pallbearers were Jackie Frost, Sidney Moffett, John Alexander, Clifford Foster, Nelson Stover and Trey Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Baxter, Wayne Burks Jr., John D. Morton, Vernon Pierce and Chris Smith.

Sissie Linn Williams
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Sissie Linn Williams, 60, were held Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at the Indian Village Assembly of God, with Bro. David Busby officiating. Burial followed in the Indian Reservation Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams died Friday, Jan. 25, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
She was born Aug. 5, 1947 in Livingston, the daughter of Lindsay and Alma Walker Stafford. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lydia Walker and Quincey Battise and brothers, Jessie Stafford and Clyde Stafford.
Mrs. Williams was a devoted member of the Indian Reservation Assembly of God Church. She was a member of the Praise and Worship Team. She was known as a devoted stepmother and wife and as someone who enjoyed traveling and nature walks.
Survivors include her husband, Sherman Williams of Livingston; brothers, Leroy Stafford and Roscoe Stafford, both of Livingston; stepson, Grayson Williams and wife Dana of The Woodlands; stepdaughters, Vanessa Battise and husband Todd of Livingston and Felicia Littlecreek of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers included Roby Williams, Rydell Williams, Daniel Renfro, Larry Langley, Sidney Poncho, Jerry Langley and Tod Battise.

Robert Eugene Bailes
ONALASKA -- Graveside services for Robert Eugene Bailes, 82, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with the Rev. Bobby Aid officiating. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 8568.
Mr. Bailes died Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Pineridge Health Care in Livingston.
He was born Oct. 16, 1925 in Shreveport, La., the son of Calvin and Alta Herron Bailes, both of whom preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Bailes of Livingston; son, David Bailes of New Caney; daughter, Melisa Grimm of Onalaska; grandsons and wives, Steven and Jackie Grimm Jr. and Kevin and Jennifer Grimm, all of Onalaska and four great-grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Dale Gates
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Robert Dale Gates, 53, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Frank Hood officiating.
Mr. Gates died Sunday, Jan. 27, in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
He was born June 16, 1954 in Star City, Ark., the son of George and Norma Miller Gates. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Frankie Leon Gates.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Judy Gates of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Shane and Angelica Gates of McKinney; daughter, Shannon Adele Gates of Livingston; grandsons, Dakota Shane Gates, Dalton Gip Wells, Sabastian Michael Gates, Julian Shane Gates and Jayden Jose Gates; granddaughter, Adele Wells; brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Ray and Jeanette Miller and Bobby Gene and Linda Gates; brothers, Caroll Lyn Gates, Ronnie Dewayne Gates and Jerry David Gates and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, buddies and friends.

Larry Ware
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Larry Ware, 56, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Ware died Sunday, Jan. 27, in Conroe Regional Medical Center, Conroe.
He was born Jan. 9, 1952 in Livingston, the son of Sye and Dollie McQueen Ware. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Maggie Davis.
Survivors include his daughters, Lasaro Ware, Kathrine Ware and Alcia Bogany, all of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Tracie and Dukimee Wilson of Willis; wife, Chestine Bryant of Huntsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosie and Lee Harrell, Gloria and Sam Wilson and Chillie and Henry Howard, all of Livingston; six grandchildren; godsisters, Angelia Fespermen and Angel Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nina "Tracy" Baker
LIVINGSTON – Nina “Tracy” Baker, 50, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at her residence in Livingston.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Baker of Livingston; son, Koby Harrington of Livingston; daughters, Shona Harrington and Amber Peavey, both of Livingston; grandson, Gavin Bradford of Livingston and granddaughter, Bailea Peavey of Livingston.
A memorial service will be held from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the residence of her daughter, Shona Harrington. Call Cochran Funeral Home (327-2158) for more information.

Robert Glenn McManus
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Robert Glenn McManus, 60, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Pam Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Springs Cemetery in Jasper.
Mr. McManus died Sunday, Jan. 27, in Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston.
He was born June 6, 1947 in Kirbyville, the son of Robert and Tommie Berry McManus. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Murel “Oscar” McManus and sister, Murrell Warren.
Survivors include his mother, Tommie McManus; daughter, Courtnay Christensen of Nacogdoches; sons, Kinkaid McManus of Richmond, Robert McManus of Colorado and Jeffrey McManus of Conroe; brothers, Tommy McManus of Goodrich and Sam McManus of Katy and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Ferguson, Jody Albright, Marshall Slot, Glenn McManus, Randy Graham, Harold Vaughn and Garett Graham.

Darrell G. Richardson
Funeral services for Darrell G. Richardson, Sr., 46, of Dayton will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at the graveside at Menard Chapel Cemetery in Schwab City with burial following thereafter.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.
He died Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital – Alexander Campus, in Baytown.
Darrell was born Dec. 28, 1961 in Woodville to Charles A. and Barbara Johnsey Richardson. He was a former resident of Crosby, and has lived in the Dayton area for the past 28 years.  He was an equipment technician for DSI Transport of Deer Park and member of the Trinity Baptist Church.  He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, racing cars, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife of 17 years:  Nancy Ihlenfeldt Richardson of Dayton, son:  Darrell G. Richardson, Jr. of Livingston, daughters:  Jessica Roberson of Dayton, Carly Richardson of Dayton, and Dawn Richardson of Dayton, parents:  Charles A. and Barbara Richardson of Livingston, sister:  Teresa Richardson of Austin, brothers:  Frank and Charlie Richardson of Livingston, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Martha Agnes Kenny
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Martha Agnes Kenny, 85, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Kenny died Wednesday, Jan. 23, in The Plaza at Mansfield in Mansfield.
She was born Oct. 27, 1922 in Goldthwaite, the daughter of Randall and Nanny Karnes Forehand. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Kenny and her parents.
Survivors include his son, Paul David Kenny of Arlington; daughter, Dianna Gail Gottula of Ocean Shores, Wash. and grandchildren, Dawn Leigh Gottula and Eric Wade and Stephanie Gottula, Nikki Lee and Landon Day.

Memorial services for Roger Dale Warren, age 52, were held at Pace Funeral Home, Saturday, Feburary 2,2008 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  Roger was born March 15,1955 to Marshall George and Inez Warren, in Houston, Texas.  Mr. Warren passed away peacefully at home, January 28,2008 at his residence in Livingston.
Roger was a chemical operator at Shell Oil in Deer Park for eleven years.  "Red"
rode his bike and ministered to others, while recycling.  Roger was a friend to
many people.
Preceding him in death are his father and mother.
He lives behind a loving family, wife, Luanna Warren and one son, Marshall Ryan
Warren, two daughters; Audra Carol Warren and Danielle Nicole Warren, one
grandchild, Benjamin Ryan Thayer.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com

Ida Mae Collins
   Funeral services for Ida Mae Collins will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at Circle Drive Baptist Church in Bridge City, Texas with Reverends Barry Murchison, W. P. Murchison and Jack Comer officiating. Interment and graveside services will be at the Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston at 4 p.m Friday  
Collins was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother until her death on Jan. 28, 2008, in Bridge City, Texas.
         Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Circle Drive Baptist Church.  Services are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
     Ida Mae was born Nov, 5, 1912, in Thicket, Texas, the daughter of James Alverd and Alice Ida Noorman. She was reared in Votaw, Texas, and graduated from Votaw High School, valedictorian of her class, she attended college in Beeville, Texas.
     She met and married her dearly loved husband of 69 years, Watson Harrison Collins on March 12, 1938, in Romayor, Texas. They lived most of their married life in Rye, Texas, until 1994 when she and Watson moved to Bridge City to be near their children.
     Ida Mae loved reading her Bible and studying God’s word in preparation for teaching or writing church programs. She loved singing hymns and enjoyed her time spent doing God’s work, brightening each corner of the world she touched. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, sewing, and making quilts for her family.
     Ida Mae took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always took time to have conversation with each one to see what they were doing in their life. Her greatest joy was that each of her family members know the Lord, serves Him and call Him Savior.
     She is survived by her husband, Watson Harrison Collins of Bridge City, five children; Kenneth and Delores Kennedy of Dallas, Texas, Ellen & Bill Nickum, Betty Jean Starkey, Harold and Teresa Collins all of Bridge City, TX, and Carolyn Jowell of Houston, TX. Ten grandchildren; Angela Haynes, Alyson Smith, John Nickum, Patrick Starkey, Crystal Starkey, Jeffrey Collins, Chris Collins, Don Harp, Melissa Sattler and Carolyn Jowell. Three step grandchildren; Judd and Robert Smith and Ellick McCann of Dallas, TX. She is also survived by twenty great grandchildren; Caleb, Catelynn and Cameron Haynes, Kelsey, Kollin and Kaylea Smith, Coleman, Nate and Abigail Nickum, Mason and Isabel Starkey, Tyler, Jacob, Chloe and Brady Collins, Nolan and Nathan Harp, Makeala and Makenzie Sattler and Cailyn Elmore.
     Serving as pallbearers will be John Nickum, Patrick Starkey, Jeffrey Collins, Chris Collins, Don Harp, Kevin Smith, Cliff Haynes and Tony Sattler.
     Memorials may be made to Circle Drive Baptist Church, P O Box 184, Bridge City, TX, 77611 or Jacksonville College,  105 B.J. Albritton Dr., Jacksonville, TX, 75766.

Nina Merle Cardwell
Funeral services for Nina Merle Cardwell, 82, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 in the chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska with Rev. Dale Snell officiating.
Interment followed in the Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston.
She died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in College Station, Texas
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sherry & Larry Piper of College Station; daughter, Teri Conaway of Bryan, Texas; sister, Sybil Rogers of
College Station, grandchildren, Robbie Conaway, Jerry
Conaway,Kimberly Conaway, Nathan and Jean Piper, Lauren and Stanley
Stephenson; great-granchild, Brooke Conaway, Tyler Conaway and
Amber Hisaw.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and
Gladys Smith Byars, her husband Neil Cardwell and her
son, Larry Cardwell.
She was born July 28, 1925 in Bryan, Texas.
Nina retired from banking in Livingston, but remaines
very active in her church, the local AARP and caring
for her friends and neighbors.  She moved from
Onalaska in August 2007 to live with her daughter in
College Station.  She missed all her friends in
Onalaska very much.  Our Nana went home to be with her
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We will miss her very
much and will someday join her in Heaven.
Pallbearers were Stanley Stephenson, Larry B. Piper,
Bob Burley, Nathan Piper and Alan Piper. Honorary
Pallbearers will be Paul Hill, Troy Abshier, Robbie
Conaway and Jerry Conaway.
s in the Bold Springs Cemetery in
Livingston.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Caring
Committee at the the First United Methodist Church in
Onalaska.
Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Dennis Lee McNeese
Graveside services for Dennis Lee McNeese, 54, were held Friday, February
1,2008 at 3 p.m. at Bold Springs Cemetery. Mr. McNeese passed away at his
residence in Houston, January 26,2007.
Mr. McNeese was a Security Guard for Allied Barton. He was born July 29,1953 in
Virginia to Carl and Charlene Delano McNeese, whom precede him in death.
His survivors are His brother Michael Crim and spouse Debra, his sister Patricia
Brown.
Pallbearers were Michael Crim, Sr., William Brown, Jesse Crim, Michael Crim,
Jr., Larry Brown, Gerald Hudson and Honorary Pallbearer, Robert Vollert.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com

 


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