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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
January 25, 2010 - February 28, 2010
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Merlin Kelley
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Merlin Kelley, 89, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Bluff Creek Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Frank Hood officiating. She was born Jan. 10, 1921 in Livingston, the daughter of James Richard Morris and Dolly Vera Walker Morris, and died Feb. 21, 2010 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jake Kelley. She is survived by daughters, Connie Kelley of Livingston and Patsy Blakley of Commerce; nine grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; five great-greatgrandchildren; brother, Jimmie Morris of Livingston and sisters, Winona Taylor of Livingston, Christell Kelley of Livingston, Carrie Bell Kelley of Livingston and Faye Anderson of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Vaden Galveston Tucker
CHANNELVIEW – Vaden Galveston Tucker, born June 13, 1944, died Feb. 20, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Galveston Tucker; mother, Louise Tucker; sister, Carolyn Williams and son, Lamar Tucker. Survivors include his wife, Pamelia Elaine Tucker; brother, Justin Tucker and wife Auna; sister, Mildred Rosebud and husband Bud; son, Geoffrey Groves and wife Hedi; daughters, Nina Ledet and husband Darryl and Carolyn Wagnone and husband Bubba; grandchildren, Geoffrey, Xavier, Ty, Chandel, Sheyenne, Tiffany, Brandi and Little Bubba and greatgrandchildren, Caden and Brylie. Mr. Tucker worked in the automotive business for 40 years. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in Channelview, at the pavilion in River Terrace Park on Market Street at Lakeside.

Ginny Cooper
LIVINGSTON – Ginny Cooper, 51, died on Feb. 14, 2010. She was known as someone who lived with strength, faith, and love. Survivors include her daughters, Nicki and Natalie. She lived and worked in Livingston for a few years and her mother, Jerry Graham still resides there. She is also survived by father, Wallace Smith of Vidor. Honor her not with gifts but with donations to www. ywamcolorado.org, which she was recently attending to be a missionary.

Robin Eddie Wood
LIVINGSTON — Memorial services for Robin Eddie Wood, 34, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. David Franklin officiating. Pallbearers were Eddie Wood Sr., Bubba Wood, Shane Dillard, Brandon Wood, Jacob Paschetag, Andy Wood, Tommy Lawrence, Pete Lawrence, Donald Dorbin, Dan Spiller, Randy Wheeler, David Franklin, Mike McBroom, Marcus Ojeda, Scoops, Justin Wood and Jim Bo George. He was born Sept. 17, 1975 in Galveston, the son of Garnon Eddie Wood Sr, and Mattie Jane Armstrong Wood, and died Feb. 19, 2010. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mattie Jane Armstrong Wood; sister, Mary Armstrong and special friend, Clay Lawrence. He is survived by his sons, Brandon Wood of Livingston and Jason Paschetag of Livingston; father, Garnon E. Wood Sr., of Rye; brothers, Garnon E. Wood Jr, of Livingston and Andy Wood of Rye; sister, Mildred Jane Morris of Trinity and special friend, Marsha Lawrence of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Sharen Lee Metzger
LIVINGSTON — Memorial services for Sharen Lee Metzger, 68, of Livingston were held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the First Baptist Church of Livingston with Bro. Kevan Wood officiating. Sharen died Feb. 5, at her home. She was born Oct. 18, 1941, in Flint, Michigan to parents Harold Buswell and Marilynn Wright Buswell. She worked for many years as a registered nurse in various hospitals, and doctors offices. Sharon was also a Bible study leader at her church, and a community leader here in Polk County. Sharen is survived by her husband Lee Metzger of Livingston.

Odell Johnson
WOODVILLE – Funeral services for Odell Johnson, 66, of Chester were held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in Palestine Baptist Church in Chester. Coleman’s Tyler County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Estelle Sanford
ONALASKA — Estelle Sanford, 84, of Point Blank died on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, in Timberwood Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Cochran Funeral Home Onalaska Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Hunt officiating. Burial followed in Old Pine Valley Cemetery in Pumpkin. She was born Aug. 13, 1925 in New Waverly, the daughter of William Shelton Pursley and Mytrie Mae Adams. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Hiram Sanford; son, William Alton Farmer Sr.; four brothers; four sisters and grandson, Davey Alan Felts Jr. She is survived by her son, Eddie Sanford of Houston; daughters, Edith Felts and husband Davey of Point Blank and Wanda Brewer of Minco, Okla.; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Farmer; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were William Alton Farmer Jr., Allen Fuller, Shannon Smelly, Caleb Rodriquez, Jason Blanton and Rod Pantzer. Honorary pallbearers were Casey Smelley, Tim Quinn and Todd Bennett. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Robert John O’Connor
LIVINGSTON — Robert John O’Connor, 81, of Livingston died on Feb. 9, 2010. He was born to Frank and Catherine O’Connor, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Edward and Bud and his loving wife of 51 years, Helen O’Connor. Robert served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1953. After he was discharged he became an electrician until he retired in the 1990s. In 2005, Bob and his wife moved from New York to Livingston, where they enjoyed their time with friends. He was known as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Survivors include his sons, Michael O’Connor and wife Billi of Alaska and Timothy O’Connor and wife Liana of New York; grandsons, Christopher, Sean and Michael; sister, Elizabeth Alferman of New York, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A celebration of his life was held Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel.

Robert Cook
ONALASKA — Robert Cook, 69, of Onalaska died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, in Timberwood Nursing Home in Livingston. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Revival Center Church of God in Onalaska, with Bro. Gerald Reeves officiating. Burial followed in Taylor Cemetery in Pegoda. He was born in Coolidge, Ga. to Fischer Guyton Cook and Lucille O’Neal Cook. He was a longtime member of the Revival Center Church of God in Onalaska, working with the youth and doing whatever was needed for the church. Robert was a devoted member of the Promise Keepers Onalaska Branch. He was known as a true friend to all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Nancy Cook and his two grandchildren. Robert is survived by his wife, Mary Hinkle of Livingston; daughter, Mary Mohan and husband Wayne of Phoenix; sons, Harold Cook and wife Carla of Pinehurst and Robert Cook and wife Bernice of Pinehurst; stepdaughter, Rhonda Leigh and husband Richard of Houston and numerous grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Louis Fresquez, Mickey Barton, Jimmy Sides, Burnett Coleman, James Peveto and Ray Hines. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Green and Max Well. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranh.com.

Milton Milo Henson
LIVINGSTON — Milton Milo Henson, 69, of Point Blank died on Jan. 30, 2010 in Livingston. A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 6, in the First Baptist Church of Point Blank, with the Rev. Lloyd Lowe and the Rev. Mickey Fountain officiating. Milton was born Dec. 29, 1940 in Houston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Bobbi Henson; brother, Pete Henson, and granddaughter, Elizabeth White. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Fay Henson of Point Blank; sons, Milton Henson Jr. of Humble and Matthew Henson and wife Michelle of Point Blank; daughter, Miriam White of Point Blank; brothers, Gary Henson and Timmy Henson, both of Houston; sister, Karen Cleyron of Houston; grandchildren, Steven Henson, Dylan Henson, Kaitlyn Henson, Destiny Henson, Makayla Henson, Ashley White and Zoe White and greatgrandchild, Braedyn Henson. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Melton Billy D. Weathermon
CONROE — Melton Billy D. Weathermon, 73, of Conroe, adored father, grandfather and friend, died on Feb. 3. Mr. Weathermon was born Sept. 22, 1936, in Dime Box, Texas, to Milton and Alpha Weathermon. He loved nothing more than to share his smiles, laughter and love with all of those around him. Family and God was the most important thing to Mr. Weathermon. He had a deep affection for outdoor life, hunting, fishing, camping and racing cars. He enjoyed making a big deal out of all of the holidays at his home. He enjoyed family time and football. Mr. Weathermon worked for Continental Can Company in Houston for more than 25 years. He was the owner of Star Camper Sales on Eastex Freeway and a pipe fitting company in Conroe. He was in the U.S. Army while married to Mary Frances Knight of Houston. Survivors: Beloved daughters, Trish Howard and husband, James, of Goodrich; Suzann McCants and husband Ronald; seven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Many other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services were held in Conroe on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. Interment followed at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. His zest for life, warm smile and genuine pleasure being with friends and family will be sorely missed.

Terry John Ayo
LIVINGSTON — Terry John Ayo, 42, of Cleveland died on Feb. 3, 2010 in Livingston. He was born Aug. 11, 1967 in Houston, the son of John Roy Ayo and Helen Tubbs Ayo. He is survived by his mother, Helen Ayo of Cleveland; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Carl Mann of Onalaska; nephews, Jeremy Mann and Blayke Mann and nieces, Jennifer Mann and Taylor Mann. He was preceded in death by his parents. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Mela Rose Carrier
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Melba Rose Carrier, 62, of Livingston were held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Livingston Church of God in Christ, with Supt. Rayford Chimney officiating. Interment followed in Brookside Cemetery in Houston. Mrs. Carrier died Feb. 1, 2010 in Houston. She was born Feb. 17, 1947 in Bellevue, La., the daughter of the late Ceasar Angelo Jr. and Vivian Guidry Angelo. She attended public school in Opelousas, La. and was a member of the Church of God in Christ. Survivors include her daughter, Debra Teamer of Houston; two grandchildren, Nicolette and Diamond, both of Houston; five sisters, Missionary Ruby Smith (Charles) of Nashville, Tenn., Sister Norma Merritt of Memphis, Tenn., Sister Linba Brooks (Eugene) of Opelousas, La., Sister Barbara McNeal (LaRue) of Houston and Evangelist Judy Aggison of Houston; four brothers, Pastor Robert Angelo (Catherine), Charles Angelo (LaWanna) of Opelousas, La. and Dennis Angelo of Nashville, Tenn.; aunt, Missionary Niether Matthews of Grand Rapids, Mich.; goddaughter, Ava Hudson (Harold) of Houston and a host of nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Michael Spiller, Joseph Aggison, Eugene Carrier, Ted Angelo, Charles Ray Angelo and Marcus Seals. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Figgs Jr., Dennis Angelo, Joe Nathan Wyatt, Eugene Brooks, Terrance Estes and Tyrone Carrier. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Arlin T. Duncan
LIVINGSTON — Arlin T. Duncan, 83, of Livingston died on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Escapees Care Center, with the Rev. Barry Jeffries officiating. Arlin was born in Mannington, W. Va., the son of Arlie Clair Duncan and Lena Ahurst Duncan. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He is preceded in death by his son, Mark Duncan; sister, Edna Mittich and brother, Argel Duncan. He is survived by his wife, Nedra Duncan; sons, Craig Duncan and wife Susan and Dennis Duncan and wife Angela; grandson, Brett Duncan; granddaughter, Samantha Duncan; his sister, Geneva Fulmer and brothers, Elmer Duncan and Alfred Duncan. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Escapees Care Center. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Clarence Reed Sr.
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Clarence Reed Sr,, 96, of Coldspring was held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Clyde Sherpell officiating. He was born May 9, 1913 in Evergreen and died Feb. 2, 2010 in Shepherd. He is survived by eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Jo Ann Yates
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Jo Ann Yates, 67, of Livingston were held Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. She was born Aug. 8, 1942 in Leesville, La., the daughter of Grover Cleveland Scarber and Edith Scarber, and died Feb. 2, 2010 in Lufkin. She is survived by her husband, Horace Yates of Livingston; sons, Tim Johnson of Channelview, Tony Johnson of Hollywood, Fla., Horace Yates of Dallas, Stephen Yates of Ocean Springs, Miss., Terry Johnson of Channelview and Christopher Johnson of North Shore; daughter, Ann Smith of Prattville, Ala.; brothers, Earl Scarber of Jacinto City and Lloyd Hall, of Leesville, La.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Edith Scarber. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Lonnie Joe Vaughn
POINT BLANK — Funeral services for Lonnie Joe Vaughn, 91, of Point Blank will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 9, at the First Baptist Church of Point Blank with Pastor Mickey Fountain and Pastor Lloyd Lowe officiating. Interment to follow in the Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst. Pallbearers will be the IAH Honor Guard. He was born Nov. 11, 1918 in Oakhurst, the son of Jesse Vaughn and Laura Vaughn and died Feb. 2, 2010 in Livingston. He was preceded to heaven by, his parents, Jesse and Laura Vaughn; brothers, Claude, Nathan, Quinan and Desaw Vaughn; sister, Edna Weaver; daughter, Maxine Henson; son-in-law, Milton Henson and great-grandchild, Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Vaughn; brother, Edward Vaughn; sister, Effie Walker; daughter, Janet Clay and husband Tim; and son, Richard Vaughn. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Steven, Dylan, Kaitlyn, Destiny, Makayla Henson, Ashley and Zoe White, Blake, Cody, Brooke Weber and Justin Steinert, and his greatgrandchild, Braedyn Henson. Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online register at www. cochranfh.com

Kathryn Jo Ellis
ONALASKA — Memorial services for Kathryn Jo Ellis, 86, of Onalaska were held Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. She was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Quinlan, the daughter of Cecil and Maude Wilson Bentley, and died Feb. 4, 2010, in Nacogdoches. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Troy Ellis; daughter, Sherry Lynn Stern and four great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Jim Ellis and Don Ellis; daughter, Kathy Morgan; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Alice A. McCain
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Alice A. McCain, 82, of Livingston were held Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Dale Snell officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park in Livingston. Pallbearers were Marc McCain, Kenneth Gibson, Jay Johnson, Stacy French, Nathan Ashlock, Jerry Helms, Jason Wiggins and Marcelo Benavidez. She was born March 23, 1927, in Kingsville, the daughter of Bert and Frances Nathey Olgethorpe, and died Feb. 5, 2010, in Houston. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, E.H. Mc- Cain and her daughter, Frances Pollard. She is survived by her sons, Paul Austin of LaPorte, Billy McCain of Dayton and Phillip McCain of Houston; daughters, Debra Gibson of Houston and Rhonda Johnson of Deer Park; sisters, Dorothy Stanley of Houston and Hazel Pierce of DeQuincy, La.; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Laura Moses Stroh Bankston
ROSENBERG — Funeral services for Laura Moses Stroh Bankston, 72, of Shepherd, formerly of Rosenberg, were held Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Chapel, Rosenberg. Burial followed in Rosenberg City Cemetery. Laura was born Nov. 15, 1937, in Rosenberg, to Edward Moses and Mattie Marie Stammann Moses. She died Feb. 5, 2010, at Methodist Hospital Medical Center, Houston. She was employed by AT&T and was a lifetime member of the AT&T Pioneers. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She loved to sew and especially enjoyed cross stitching. Mrs. Bankston was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Bankston; a brother, John Daniel Moses and by an infant sister. Survivors include her son, David Stroh of Shepherd; former daughter-in-law, Joan Spinks of Livingston; best friends, Mary Cook of Rosenberg, Wilma Goolsby of Shepherd and her children, and Mark and Candy Ellison of Coldspring and numerous cousins and other relatives. Memorials may be made in her memory to American Diabetes Association, 2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 175, Houston, TX 77057, or to the American Heart Association, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77054. Condolence messages may be written for the Bankston family at www.garmanycarden.com. Services were under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, Rosenberg.

Brent Cleveland
CLEVELAND – Funeral services for Brent Otis Dale Cleveland of Katy, formerly of Rye, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, in the United Methodist Church in Hardin, with Bro. Watson officiating. He was born Dec. 22, 1986, in Houston and died Feb. 7, 2010, in Katy. He attended Hardin High School and was a Methodist. Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Jackie Cleveland and Donna Marie Thompson; sister, Mandy Woodmusee and husband Douglas; niece, Cheyenne; nephew, Carter; grandparents, Roger and Glenda Cleveland, Nancy Thompson and Shirley Robinette; aunts, Terri Grasham, Pat Kay, Jodie Malnar and husband Jayson, Melissa Manderano and husband James, Tanya Sandefur and husband Gene and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandpaw, Harry Thompson. Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Haril Junior Hilton
ONALASKA — Haril Junior Hilton, 80, of Onalaska died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, in Memorial Medical Center in Livingston. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the Cochran Funeral Home Onalaska Chapel, with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, also in the Cochran Funeral Home Onalaska Chapel. He was born July 23, 1930 in Trinity, the son of John Hilton and Cora Burks Hilton. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anita Virginia Hilton; son, Harold Wayne Hilton and one sister, Roxy. He is survived by his daughters, Carolyn Scarborough of Porter, Betty Wells of Crosby, Debra Craig of Channelview and Sharon Pace of New Caney; sisters, Lorene Scott of Moscow, Louise Hodge and husband Johnny of Seven Oaks and Marjorie Frenz and husband Alfred of Mont Belvieu; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Sharon Lee Metzger
LIVINGSTON — Memorial services for Sharon Lee Metzger, 68, of Livingston will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in the First Baptist Church of Livingston, with Bro. Kevin Wood officiating. Sharon died Feb. 5, 2010, at her residence. She was born Oct. 18, 1941, in Flint, Mich., the daughter of Harold Buswell and Marilynn Wright Buswell. She worked for many years as a registered nurse in various hospitals, and doctors’ offices. Sharon was also a Bible study leader at her church and a community leader here in Polk County. Sharon is survived by her husband, Lee Metzger of Livingston, whom she married on Sept. 16, 1961; sons, Paul Metzger of Kingwood and Bryan Metzger of York, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Laura Metzger of York, Pa.; grandsons, Nicholas Metzger of Kingwood, Anthony Metzger of Kingwood and Benjamin Metzger of Kingwood and her brother, David Buswell of Flushing, Mich. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Christina Melissa Danielson
ONALASKA — Christina Melissa Danielson, 25, of Houston died on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Cochran Funeral Home Onalaska Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Stephen House officiating. Burial followed in Eastern Gate Cemetery in Trinity. Christina was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Houston, the daughter of Terry Danielson and Wanda Owen Danielson. She is survived by her husband, Josh Cook of Houston; father, Terry Danielson of Ohio; brothers, Chad Owen and Eric Shepherd of Houston; grandparent, Kathleen Taylor of Trinity; uncle, Donny LaPlant of Trinity, aunts, Judy Rigler of Borger and Carrie Bowman of Cypress; nephew, Jude Shepherd of Houston and niece, Haley Owen of Borger. Serving as pallbearers were Jessica Ramamo, David Weiss, Kevin Wade, Chris Curtis, Josh Munoz, Kirk Runyon, Doug Seaborn and Richard Faller. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

James P. Jacobs
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for James P. Jacobs, 86, of Livingston, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral in Livingston, with Rev. Gerald Beckham officiating and interment to follow in the Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers will be Raymond Lilley, Michael Lilley, Brent Stowe and Curtis Stowe, Military Honors Provided by VFW Post #8568 of Livingston. He was born Aug. 27, 1923, in Livingston, the son of Daniel Jack Jacobs and Ola Mae Parrott Jacobs and passed away Feb. 8, at his home in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Joyce Fincher and grandchildren, Darrell Owen and Leonard Stowe. He is survived by his wife, Louise Jacobs of Livingston; daughters, Mildred Maucelli, of Cape Coral, Fla., Barbara Broadright of Centerville, Francis Scarcella of Splendora and Carolyn Lilley of New Caney; sons, Vernon Renfro, of Frackville, Penn., Jerry Renfro of Livingston, 11 grandchildren, and brother, Floyd Jacobs. Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Please sign our online register at www. cochranfh.com

Marie Martin Feagin
LUFKIN — Funeral services for Marie Martin Feagin, 91, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster. Interment will follow in Forest Park East Cemetery. Feagin passed away Feb. 8, 2010. She was born March 15, 1918, in Kansas City, Kansas, to the late Lafeyette J. Martin and Effie Schuchmann Martin. She is preceded in death by her husband Vernon Ray Feagin. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, http:// www.alz.org, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011, 800-272-3900.

John Stanley Hutchison
LIVINGSTON — John Stanley Hutchison, World War II veteran, 87, of Livingston died on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at his residence in Livingston. He was born May 1, 1922 in South Haven, Kan., the son of Bernal Davis Hutchison and Mildred Clarabel Ramsey Hutchison. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Colleen Teeter. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1943 and, in 1949, he received a M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. He was president of Unitarian Universal Church in Tulsa, Okla. and on the board of Lost Creek Association in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jeanne M. Hutchison; children, Steve and Marieta Hutchison, eldest son and daughter-in-law, of Lago Vista, Texas, Bruce and Sandi Hutchison, M.D., son and daughter-in-law, of Livingston, Ann and Chuck McCormick, daughter and son-in-law, of Austin and Mark and Carolyn Hutchison, youngest son and daughter-inlaw, of Lucas, Texas; Kenton and Becky Hutchison, brother and sister-in-law, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; Harry and Cherre House, brother-in-law, of Clear Lake, Texas, Russell Teeter, brother-inlaw, of Caldwell, Kan.; grandchildren, Brooke and Alexis, Cody and Bonner, Chevin and Jennifer, Trent and Tyson, Jessica and Catherine, Kylie and Brittney, Tyler and John and great-grandchildren, Taylor, Payton and Jordan and Austin and Emma. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Austin. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Harold Ray Miller
LIVINGSTON — Harold Ray Miller, 79, of Nacogdoches died on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2010. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Military honors will be given by the District 4 Honor Guard. He was born July 5, 1931 in Venus, Texas, the son of James Columbus Miller and Mary Ann Wise Miller. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Harold Miller; brothers, Jessie James Miller, Elvis Miller, Verdel Miller, Ray Miller, Reagan Miller and Alvin Earl Miller and sisters, Irene Johnson and Marie Tribbel. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Miller of Nacogdoches; sister, Billy Faye Lanning of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Melissa Elliott of Liberty, Harold Miller Jr. of Houston, Christy Hollingsworth of Nacogdoches, Harold Miller III of Nacogdoches and Joshua Miller of Nacogdoches and great-grandchildren, Sierra Planas, Jonathon Miller, Alyssa Miller, Trinity Miller, Rylan Hollingsworth and Caden Hollingsworth. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Janice “Gail” Raines
LIVINGSTON — Janice “Gail” Raines, 72, of Livingston died peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. Per her wishes, a small private family gathering will be held at a later date. She was born Aug. 14, 1937 in Floydada, the daughter of Leo Brown and Louvenia Perry Brown. She loved being around her family and friends. She is survived by her partner, Philip Trimble, of Livingston and numerous extended family and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

 

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