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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries

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WIMBERLY
LIVINGSTON -- William Glenn Wimberly I, born April 24, 1944 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Pauline McGue Inman and Clarence Inman, died on Jan. 14, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 39 years, LaVern; sisters, Barbara and Patsy and aunt and uncle, Ellen and Tom Boshers. He is survived by wife, Linda Peterson Wimberly of Livingston; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bert and Marie Peterson of Huntsville; sons, Tim and wife Cynthia Wimberly of Livingston and Todd and wife Shannon Wimberly of Tomball; daughter, Ginger and husband Johnnie Golsby of Magnolia; daughter, Randi Lampson of Livingston; son, Ryan Lampson of Huntsville; grandchildren, Christian and husband Miguel Paramo, William II, Abigail, Dusti, Reagan, Emma and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Felicity, Andres and Areli; niece, Sandra Williamson and husband Gary of Odessa; nephews, Glyn Lang of Odessa, Anthony Lang of Arizona and Kenneth Lang of Kempner; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jane and Ray Skaggs; nephews, Randy Tolliver and Rodney Tolliver; brother-in-law, Ronald Emmons and nieces, Kathryn Clifton and Debra Siebels. Bill was known as a loving, caring, kind and generous husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had a passion for his family and friends. He was a mentor and advisor to many, and touched many lives. He moved to St. Louis, Mo. and began working for General Motors while going to night classes. In 1972, he moved his family to Houston. After earning an associate’s degree in business administration, he started Wimberly Construction in 1976, a successful construction company for over 30 years. He moved the family to Lake Livingston in 1983. After semi-retirement, he continued to work with his children in the family business. If you were to ask one of his grandchildren, they would say, “He is the best Pawpaw in the world.” Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Brookside Memorial Park in Houston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Special Olympics or a choice of a charity. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BIRD
ONALASKA -- Funeral service for John Richard Bird Jr., 43, of Trinity were held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska. Internment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. The Rev. Don Wilkey conducted the services. John was born on June 21, 1968, in Wurzburg, Germany, to John Richard Bird Sr. and Mary Ann Cabeen Bird. He is survived by his parents, John and Mary Ann Bird of Trinity; son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Kayla Richardson of Redland; daughter, Stephanie Richardson and boyfriend, Scott of Pollock; son, John Richard Bird III of Trinity; sister and brother-in-law, Laurie and Jeff Lentz of Flower Mound; six grandchildren; one niece and two nephews. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

DEES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Paula Renee Dees, 48, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raymond Paul Phallen, Scotty Stancil, Robert Stancil, Joe Calley, Brandy Cullen, Tim Preischel, Cody James and Gunner Green. Paula was born on March 12, 1963 in Houston, to Robert Paul Stancil Jr. and Doris Arveline Bryer Stancil. She is preceded in death by her parents. Paula is survived by her hus-band, Marvin Dees; daughter, Tif-fany Brooke Dees; son, Justin Forrest Levi Dees; stepdaughter, Christian Nicole Dees and stepson, Marvin Brice Dees, all of Livingston; two step-grandsons, Marcus Earl Henderson and Joshua Zane Henderson; sisters, Teresa Kay Calley of Porter and JoLynn Smith of Porter; brother, Robert Paul Stancil III of Beau-mont; sisters, Kelly Diane Green of New Caney and Stephanie Ann Gurka of New Caney; grand-mother, Jessie Stancil of Livings-ton; grandfather, T.W. Bryer of Porter; mother-in-law, Barbara Dees of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HENDRIX
LIVINGSTON -- Teresa Hendrix, 52, of Livingston died on Jan. 19, 2012 at her residence in Livingston. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Nathan Hendrix and mother and father, Cathrine and Bobbie Collie. Survivors include her husband, Nathan Delynn Hendrix Sr.; sons, Nathan Delynn Hendrix Jr. and Billy Polk Hendrix; daughters, Tanna Mechille Hendrix and Teresa Lecole Hendrix; grandsons, Nathan Gabriel Delynn Hendrix and Ethan Landon Fleetwood; mother, Pauline Hendrix; brothers, Bobby Barret, David Vanya and Johnny Vanya and sisters, Dana Vanya and Tina Williamson. Services are pending at this time. A full obituary will be published later. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NIX
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Zula Nix, 80, of Livingston was held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Ted Savage officiating. Mrs. Nix was born on June 3, 1931 in Gilmer, to John and Maggie Richards. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Richard Nix Sr. and daughter, Belinda Kay Hardin. Mrs. Nix is survived by two sons, J.R. Nix of Livingston and Tommy Nix of Gilmer; four grandsons, D.J. Helpenstill of Livingston, Jesse James Nix of Portsmouth, Ohio, James Brandon Nix of Kilgore and Jody Wayne Nix of Longview; one granddaughter, Angela Kay Nix of Gilmer and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HENRY
LIVINGSTON -- Rayford Melvin Henry, 76, of Livingston died on Jan. 17, 2012 in Livingston. He was born on April 24, 1935 in San Augustine, to Lewis M. Henry and Annie Mae Self Henry. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KERR
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Emma Smith Kerr, 94, of Lindale were held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with the Rev. Dale Snell officiating. Mrs. Kerr was born on Sept. 9, 1917 in Wortham, to Wade H. Smith and Mary Frances “Minnie” Brandon Smith. She died on Jan. 13, 2012 in Tyler. Mrs. Kerr was a member of Onalaska United Methodist Church and former member of First United Methodist Church of Mexia. She was also a graduate of Mary Hardin Baylor with a business degree. Mrs. Kerr is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thurman Kerr and sisters, Minnie Ruth Smith and Edna Fuller. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Brooks of Coldspring and Camille Reed of Van; two grandchildren, Robin Reed and Kevin Reed and three great-grandchildren, Jackson Wade Reed, Sadie Elizabeth Reed and Annabelle Grace Reed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ATCHLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Maudelle Atchley, 82, of Livingston were held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Orval Barger officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Smith, Robert Smith, Raymond Smith, Buddy Smith, Jimmy Wayne Puckett and Jeff Burdsall. She was born on Aug. 23, 1929 in Goodrich, to Rafe Henry Smith and Lula Vera (Henderson) Smith, and died on Jan. 14, 2012 in Livingston. Maudelle is survived by her daughter, Diane Vickery of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Wallace “Babe Ray” Atchley and Joan Atchley of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn Peters and Ricky Peters of Goodrich; son-in-law, Johnny Vickery of Livingston; grandchildren, Dewayne Vickery, Brandy Vickery and wife Ashley, Jerry Ellison and wife Donna, Billy Jo Atchley and wife Lori, Tony Atchley and wife Dee Dee, Michelle Munson and husband Greg, Rodney Atchley and wife Michelle, Julie Peters and boyfriend Jake Spencer, and James Peters; great-grandchildren, Hailee and Caden, Jayden and Brayden, Samantha, Sheri, Austin, Jonathan, Justin, Cole, Reagan, Blake, Jake, Sadie, Paige, Tylor, Chase, Gage, Chance, Brittany, Steven, Christian, Sophia and Athena; sister, Frances “Boots“ Puckett Cooper; sister, Normagene Hancock and husband Bill; brother, Jimmy Ray Smith and wife Elsie; sister, Carolyn Gaston; sisters-in- law, Ruth and Doris Jean Atchley, both of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MARION
NEW WAVERLY -- Pierre Eu-gene “Gene” Marion, 82, of New Waverly died peacefully on Jan. 15, 2012 at his home. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann; his five children and their spouses, 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and dear friends. He was an SHSU graduate with a master’s degree from the University of Houston. He taught 42 years at Aldine High School, his alma ma-ter. Mr. Marion also taught at North Harris County and Mont-gomery County colleges (now Lone Star College); he was a rancher; and pastored in the Pres-byterian Church (USA). In the Houston area, he served Advent, West End and Tomball Presbyte-rian churches. He also served the Indian Presbyterian Church in Livingston, First Presbyterian in Jasper and St. Luke’s Presbyterian in Cleveland. A memorial service followed by visitation with the family will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday Jan. 21, 2012, in The Woodlands at New Haven House of Prayer, 6262 Creekside Green, Spring. TX 77389. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Marion Scholarship Fund may be made to the Aldine Alumni Scholarship Fund, and sent to: 2515 Creekleaf Road, Houston, TX 77068.

JENKINS
ONALASKA -- Shirley Ann Jenkins, 71, of Onalaska died on Jan. 14, 2012 at her home. She was born on Dec. 16, 1940 in Kansas City, Mo. A private service will be held later at the family home. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Dan Jenkins of Onalaska; two daughters, Kathy Moore of Onalaska and Patty Dominguez of Roseville, Calif.; son, Joe Moore of Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren, Tiarra Evans of Onalaska, Trine Osborne of Flag Staff, Ariz., Janelle Dominguez of Sacramento, Calif., Christy Dominguez of Yerington, Nev. and Jaucely Ceron of South Lake Tahoe, Calif. and eight great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Jannesa, Trine, Jocelynn, Junior, Jasmin, Faith and Logan. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

FLORES-PEVETO
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Cynthia Ann Flores-Peveto, 53, of Livingston were held Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Churchman, David Vanya, Marcus Ojeda, Bryan Ojeda, James Peveto and Kyle Foster. Honorary pallbearers were Alonso Vallejo, Jacob Paschetag, Brandon Wood, Michael Ojeda and Jacob Potts. She was born on Sept. 21, 1958 in Livingston, to Raymond Flores and (Anna Ellis) Flores, and died on Jan. 13, 2012, in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Flores. Cynthia is survived by her children, Michelle Foster, James Ray Peveto and Jamie Lynn Peveto, all of Arkansas; grandchildren, Makayla Simmons, Tegan Foster, Colton Peveto, Gretchen Wegner, Raelynn Wegner and Emma Peveto; mother, Anna Flores of Livingston; sisters, Teresa Churchman and husband David, Ramona Ojeda, and Rhonda Wood, all of Livingston; eight nieces and nephews; five great-nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WEST
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Ada Lou West, 85, of Livingston were held Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ron West, Derek West, Brett West, Kirk West, Dale Cole, Tommy Fluker and Ron Diderich. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department. She was born on June 24, 1926 in Oklahoma, to Emmett Winter and Deborah (Hauser) Winter, and died on Jan. 12, 2012 in Lufkin. Ada is survived by her son, Ron West of Grapevine; daughter, Linda West of Livingston; grandsons, Derek West, Brett West and Kirk West; brother, Bill Winter; nephews, Eric Winter, and Guyler Winter; nieces, Susan Winter and Lucy Winter and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LYTLE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Philip Clyde Lytle Jr., 28, of Livingston were held Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Nathan Hendrix officiating. Interment followes in Bluff Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Earle Luske, Wesley Smith, David Smith, Jason Langford, Josh Nobles and Clint Dillard. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Wesney, Andrew Thomas, Grady Woods, Steve Brooks, Gerry Brooks and Aaron Rayburn He was born in Pasadena on Aug. 7, 1983, to Philip Clyde Lytle Sr. and Crystal Sprinkle, and died on Jan. 11, 2012, in Tilden. He is survived by his wife, Tiffany Lytle of Livingston; daughter, Allison Lytle of Livingston; father, Philip Clyde Lytle Sr. of Livingston; brother, Christopher Lytle of Nacogdoches; sisters, Melody Hues of Dayton, Stephanie Lytle of Livingston and Summer Lytle of Livingston; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Dinah Hendrix of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

RICHARDSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Sherryl Lynne Richardson, 51, of Livingston were held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Holly Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Raymond Cummings, Robert Richardson, Doug Morris, Sean O’Toole and Jeremy Leggett. She was born in Wichita, Kan. on March 17, 1960, to Lewis Counter and Shirley Maxine Wait Counter, and died on Jan. 12, 2012 in Livingston. Sherryl is survived by her husband, Steven Richardson of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Adrian and Devonn Lumpkins of Livingston; daughters, Heather Brown and husband Joey of Livingston, Shannon Lumpkins and father of her children Richard Strasheim of Livingston and Chyanne Henley and husband Dean of Wallingford, Conn.; 10 grandchildren and one on the way; three sisters; two brothers and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HUNTER
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Dewey Vernon Hunter, 78, of Rye will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Clyde Somers officiating. Dewey was born on Aug. 18, 1933 in New Orleans, La., to George Ivan Hunter and Gladys Powell Hunter. He died on Jan. 15, 2012 in Conroe. Dewey was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara Hunter and brother, Bill Hunter. He is survived by five sons, Robert Alexander, Gary Allen, Ronald Glenn Hunter, Dewey Wayne Hunter and John Hunter; one daughter, Linda Hunter; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HARRISON
LIVINGSTON -- George Harrison, 81, of Livingston died on Jan. 15, 2012 in Lufkin. He was born on July 29, 1930 in Spur, to George W. Harrison and Nana Belle Odom Harrison. George was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He retired from the U.S. Army. George is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donnie Harrison and sister, Reba Holden. He is survived by his wife, Leanna Harrison of Livingston; two daughters and their husbands, Diana and Johnny Cross of Sulphur Springs and Marvela and David Paschall of Austin; son and wife, Danny and Mickie Pritchett of Delhart; grandchildren, Colbie Cross, Christie Phillips and husband Brian, Lindi Pritchett, Saige Casey, Shannon Van den Heever and husband Ian, Dylan Paschall and Margo Paschall and fiancé Christian Kolquist; great-grandchildren, Cross Parker Phillips, Matthew Lees, Aniston Lees, Abigail Simmons and Adriaan Van den Heever; three brothers and their wives, Cliff and Pam Harrison of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Jack and Joann Price Harrison of Grove, Okla. and Euel and Jeanie Harrison of Hamilton and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice in the Pines. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. The Rev. James Frazier and Bro. Roy Hall will officiate and Danny Pritchett will provide a special reading. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post No. 8568. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SOLOMON
LIVINGSTON -- Renee Julietta Solomon, born to Jules and Helty Duval in St. Lucia, West Indies on Nov. 14, 1941, died on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Renee worked as a cook at Cassity’s Café for many years and was loved for her food. She is preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Titus, Helen and Mary. Renee is survived by her children, Ernest, Margaret, Thoma, An-thony, Lorna, Kenny and Brian; brothers and sisters, Mary, Des-mond, Canice, Michael and Celia Marie; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers-in-laws, Caroll and Charles and sis-ters-in law. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Pace Funeral Home. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Holy Ground Church on Calhoun Street, with the Rev. Gerald Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Me-morial Park Cemetery. To sign the guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

WIMBERLY
LIVINGSTON -- William Glenn Wimberly, born April 24, 1944 to Pauline McGue Inman and Cla-rence Inman, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., died on Jan. 14, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 39 years, LaVern; sisters, Barbara and Patsy and aunt and uncle, Ellen and Tom Boshers. He is survived by wife, Linda Pe-terson Wimberly of Livingston; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bert and Marie Peterson of Hunts-ville; sons, Tim and wife Cynthia Wimberly of Livingston and Todd and wife Shannon Wimberly of Tomball; daughter, Ginger and husband Johnnie Golsby of Magnolia; daughter, Randi Lampson of Livingston, and son, Ryan Lampson of Huntsville; grandchildren, Christian and husband Miguel Paramo, William II, Dusti, Reagan, Emma and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Felicity, Andres and Areli; niece, Sandra Williamson and husband Gary of Odessa; nephews, Glyn Lang of Odessa, Anthony Lang of Arizona and Kenneth Lang of Kempner; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jane and Ray Skaggs; nephews, Randy Tolliver and Rodney Tolliver; brother-in-law, Ronald Emmons and nieces, Kathryn Clifton and Debra Siebels. Bill was known as a loving, car-ing, kind and generous husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had a passion for his family and friends. If you were to ask one of his grandchildren, they would say, “He is the best Pawpaw in the world.” He was a mentor and advisor to many, and touched many lives. He moved to St. Louis, Mo. and began working for General Motors while going to night classes. In 1972, he moved his family to Houston. After earning an associate’s degree in business administration, he started Wimberly Construction in 1976, a successful construction company for over 30 years. He moved the family to Lake Livingston in 1983. After semi-retirement, he continued to work with his children in the family business. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Brookside Memorial Park in Houston. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Cochran Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Special Olympics or a choice of a charity. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

FOSTER
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Victoria Michelle Foster, 16, of Corrigan will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Corrigan, with Bro. Ralph Johns-ton, Bro. Charlie Hodge and Bro. Floyd Wall officiating. Interment will follow in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Victoria was born April 20, 1995 in Lufkin and died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Beaumont. She was a full time student of Corrigan-Camden High School, where she participated in cross country, was a member of the Stu-dent Council and the class treasurer and worked on the Prom Commit-tee. She also participated in the Books with the Bulldog program and made signs to hang in the school. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Corrigan, where she was active in the youth and was a Children’s Church worker. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Clair “Nana” Kim-mey; grandfathers, Glenn Burrous and Wells “Pops” Dear and aunt; Joanna Burrous. Victoria is survived by her father, Joel A. Foster of Corrigan; mother: Sherri Lynn Burrous of Hunting-ton; sister: Sara Elizabeth Foster Fann and husband B.J.; brother, Christopher A. Foster of Corrigan; nephew, John Preston Fann of Cor-rigan; grandmother, Patricia Dear Thompson of Corrigan; grandfa-ther, Jerry Cockrell of Corrigan; grandmother, Joyce Burrous of Diboll and numerous other family and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DARBY
LIVINGSTON -- Iva Jean Darby, 67, of Carlisle was born in Lake Charles, La. on Aug. 4, 1944, to Jefferson Garrett Smith and Goldie Ruth Cater Smith, and died on Jan. 9, 2012, in Houston. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Betty Wallace; brothers-in-law, Gary Darby, Dick Lester and David Gauthier and daughter, Tina Marie Darby. Iva is survived by her husband, Neil Darby of Carlisle; daughters, Mindye McKinster of Huntsville, Cindye Session of Livingston, Karon Darby of Huntsville and Ginger Brennan of Livingston; brother, Steve Smith of Plaindealing, La.; sister, Joy Wise of Plaindealing, La. and grandchildren, Allison Session, Wesley Session, Skyla McKinster, Christopher Brennan, Nicholas Brennan and Benjamin Criswel. Private services will be held by her family at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CURTIS
LIVINGSTON -- Mildred Irlene (Rolin) Curtis, 88, of Livingston was born in Ozawkie, Kan. on Nov. 27, 1923, to Frank Rolin and Addie Lee Owens. She died on Jan. 10, 2012 at the Bradford at Brookside Convalescent Center in Livingston. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert G. Curtis and brothers, Dale G. Rolin and Dwight D. Rolin. Midge is survived by her son, Ricky F. Curtis and his wife Barbara of Fountain City, Ind.; daughter, Sandi A. Curtis of Poway, Calif.; grandchildren, Timothy M. Curtis of Grand Prairie, Kristen M. Verheijen-Pina of San Diego, Calif. and Kelly J. Curtis-Hill of Springtown and great-grandchildren, Casey J. Meister, Chandler M. Curtis, Nathan A. Hill and Travis E. Pina. Midge retired after 23 years in 1988 as transportation manager of ITOFCA Inc., a piggy-back rail freight company in Houston, and was a volunteer dispatcher for the Big Thicket Volunteer Fire Department near Rye for many years. She was also a member of the Livingston VFW Post 8568. Mrs. Curtis supported many patriotic projects, including the Wounded Warrriors and Hospitalized Veterans charities. Midge was known as a devoted and loving mother and was known to have helped many other throughout her lifetime. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Cochran Funeral Home. Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Houston National Cemetery. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KIMBRO
CENTER -- Kate (Gryder) Kim-bro, 99, lifelong resident of Center, died on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Sulphur, La. Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, with Bennie Boles officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Center. She was born March 5, 1912 in Center, to John Henry and Flossie (Elliott) Gryder. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Center. She worked at the Shelby County Clerk’s Office and the Agriculture Extension Of-fice for many years. Music was a very important part of Kate's life. She was also a mem-ber of Center's '29 Club, Flappers & Jellybeans, the Silver Strummers and Panola Ramblers in Carthage. Doing the Charleston and playing her ukulele was her contribution to these groups. Jumping out of the car during a parade and performing the Charleston always brought cheers. While in Sulphur La., she performed with the Silver Strings. The Moss Bluff Senior Group was a favorite place to jam with other musicians and enjoy new found friends. Kate was a 22-year cancer survivor and enjoyed participating in the Polk County Relay for Life when she was in Livingston. Kate gave of her time and talents in her volunteer work even as she ap-proached the age of 100. Her fami-ly was her pride and joy. She loved and enjoyed each and every one of them. Kate's lifelong friend, Mattie Dellinger, was a partner in many adventures that kept them young at heart for over 90 years. Kate truly fit the description of someone who never met a stranger. She enjoyed every person who crossed her path in life. Kate loved to be surrounded by things of beauty. She loved flowers and always took great pride in her show-stopping bluebonnets that graced her lawn and delighted the many passersby. Bright colors and pretty jewelry were essential to Kate's wardrobe; she loved “feeling pretty” and drew compliments wherever she went. She will be missed. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Flossie Gryder; husbands, Ray Kimbro and Ray Weeks; granddaughter, Debbie Johnson and brother, Curtis Gryder. She is survived by her son, Curtis Kimbro and wife Paula of Livings-ton; daughter, Joan Kimbro John-son and husband T.J. of Sulphur, La.; son, Billy Ray Kimbro and wife Sue of Texarkana; grandchil-dren, Karen and David Butler, Su-zanne and Luciano Rodriguez, Mark and Stephanie Johnson, Kris-sy and David Thomason and Kathryn and Michael Whitfield; 14 great-grandchildren, Brandon Mur-phy, Joey Murphy, Jonathan Mur-phy, Bryan Butler, Joseph Jones, Christine Rodriguez, Caitlin Rodri-guez, Meagan Rodriguez, Marissa Rodriguez, Trisha Ravia, Dani Thomason, Emily Johnson, Chelsea Brooks and Katelynn Johnson and three great-great-grandchildren, Alexandra Ravia, Annalise Ravia and Aidan Ravia. Pallbearers were Mark Johnson, Tommy Murphy, Billy Cogswell, David Butler, Billy Pearce and Roy Blackshear. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. John Wheeler, David Thomason, Charles Brittain, Lucia-no Rodriguez, Joseph Jones, Bran-don Murphy, Joey Murphy, Jona-than Murphy, Bryan Butler and Jonathan Ravia. You may sign the online registry book at mangumfuneral.com. Services were under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home in Center.

BLAU
LIVINGSTON -- R. Dean Blau, 87, of Huntsville was born in Houston on May 6, 1924, to Robert Blau and Maurice Whitley Blau, and died on Jan. 11, 2012 in Huntsville. He served for three years in the United States Coast Guard and later attended Baylor Dental College and practiced dentistry. Later in his years he retired and moved to Onalaska, where he attended First United Methodist Church for 40 years and later became a member of the Point Blank Community Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Boykin Blau; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Troylene Blau; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Jerry Venable; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Point Blank Community Church, Point Blank. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KUECK
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Melvin Henry “Papaw” Kueck, 87, of Rye were held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Military honors were provided by VFW Post No. 8568. Bro. Harold Isaacs conducted the service. Melvin was born on Jan. 24, 1924 in Richmond, to John W. Kueck and Lillie Duesterhoft Kueck. He died on Jan. 8, 2012. Melvin was a Navy veteran of WW II, and worked as a train engineer. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise Kueck; grandson, Justin Collins; son, Roger Kueck and two brothers, Edwin Kueck and Lonny Kueck. Melvin is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Christina and Troy Collins of Rye and and Judy and Bobby Ray of Sugarland; two granddaughters, Jill Collins of Rye and Rachelle Murphy of Rosenberg; two grandsons, Brett Murphy of Rosenberg and Jason Moore of Niceville, Fla.; two sisters, Evelyn Oberhoff and Leona Gutowski of Rosenberg; brother, Raymond Kueck of Rosenburg and numerous other loved ones. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local Relay for Life or Boys and Girls Club. Cochran Funeral Home was charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GOSSETT
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Elaine Gossett, 78, of Corrigan, were held Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Pastor Phil Corbett officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Ceme-tery in Corrigan. Mrs. Gossett was born July 21, 1933 in Vinton, La. and died Sun-day, Jan. 08, 2012, in Livingston. She was a housewife all her life and a faithful member of the Church of Living God for 25 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Panzie (Perry) Stout; daughter, LaVern Roberts and son, Jimmy Gossett. Mrs. Gossett is survived by her husband, Charlie Robert Gossett of Corrigan; sons and daughters-in-law, Tracy and Jamie Gossett of Corrigan, Robert and Patsy Gossett of Diboll, Roy Gossett of Groveton and Joe Gossett of Corrigan; sister, Doris Adkison of Corrigan; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends. Pallbearers were Tracy Gossett, Robert Gossett Jr., Roy Gossett, Joe Gossett, Shane Gossett, Chad Gossett, Tanner Gossett, Tracy Lynn Gossett, Jimmy David Gos-sett and Michael Shane Gossett. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

EAST
CAMERON -- Jennie Mae East, 74, of Trinity and formerly of Bur-lington, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in a Conroe hospital. Funeral services were held Sun-day at Marek-Burns-Laywell Fu-neral Home in Cameron, with the Rev. Jim Lafferty officiating. Buri-al followed in Ben Arnold Ceme-tery in Ben Arnold. Mrs. East was born Feb. 28, 1937 in Kingston, Ga., to John and Ellen (Ray) Johnson. She married Ralph East on Oct. 27, 1955 and he pre-ceded her in death. She retired from the Ford Tractor Plant. She was a member of the Burlington Volun-teer Fire Department and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She is survived by sons, Allen East of Cameron and Ralph LaDon East of Trinity; daughter, Mary Wilkinson Toms of Trinity; brothers, Robert Johnson of Atlanta, Ga. and Roger LaDon Johnson of Cameron; sisters, Mary Ellen Klein of Burlington and Delma Jean Reed of Trinity; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron was in charge of arrangements.

CLIFTON
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Johnnie Sue Clifton, 89, of Livingston were held Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mrs. Clifton was born in Minden on Feb. 17, 1922, to John Monroe Gage and Cynthia Clinton Gage. She died on Jan. 6, 2012 in Livingston. Mrs. Clifton’s parents preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Janice Clifton and B.J. and Tonya Clifton; two daughters and one son-in-law, Doris Jean Nix and Lucy and George Mann; two brothers, Jessie Gage and Hays Gage; sister, Katharine Welch; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MAAS
LIVINGSTON -- Delwin Fritz Maas, 93, of Goodrich died on Jan. 5, 2012 in Houston. He was born in Reutersville on April 23, 1918, to Otto and Clara Beckendorf Maas. Delwin was a WWII Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Irene. Delwin is survived by his wife, Wiletta “Eva” Maas; two daughters and one son-in-law, Debra Maas Hughes and Brenda and Ray Phillippe; granddaughter, Tracie Spradlin and husband Joe; grandson, Randy Phillippe and wife Audra; brother, Reuben Maas and wife Mary; seven great-grandchildren, David Spradlin, Matthew Spradlin, Michael Spradlin, Hannah Spradlin, Daniel Spradlin, McKenzie Phillippe and Tanner Phillippe and a host of other relatives. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Chesswood Baptist Church in Livingston, with Col. Howard Daniel officiating. Interment was held Monday, Jan. 9, in Woodlawn Garden of Memories in Houston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

YANCEY
CLEVELAND -- Johnny Ray Yancey, 54, died on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Elmendorf, Texas. Johnny was born on Saturday, July 6, 1957, in Houston, to Melvin and Patsy Yancey, both of whom preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his daughter, Amanda Ruth Yancey and a ne-phew, Eric James Valderez. Johnny is survived by his child-ren, Brandon Yancey and wife Tracy of South Carolina, Woodrow Louis Bear and wife Alaintha of Livingston, Sophia Schaffer and Stephen Croft of San Antonio and Ronnie Ray Yancey and wife Vic-toria of Livingston; brother, Wil-liam Yancey of Livingston; sisters, Susan Olmstead and husband Chuck of Surfside and Elizabeth Larose and husband Corkey of Livingston; nephew, Paul Valderez and wife Crystal; aunts, Eula Jea-nette Coleman, Virginia Holt and Marie; uncles, Robert Yancey and wife Bobbie and Pete Kimes and wife Diane; eight grandchildren; mother of his children, Tina Sea-groves and numerous other loving family and friends. Funeral services were held Tues-day, Jan. 10, at Neal Funeral Home. Interment followed in Blue Water Cemetery, Livingston. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

GIGLIO
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Joanne Marie Giglio, 82, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Autumn Blackmon will conduct the service. Interment will be held at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Collum, Rick Moore, Nick Giglio and John Giglio III. Mrs. Giglio was born on Aug. 10, 1929 in London Ontario, Canada, to Thomas and Beatrice Griffen Mace. She died on Jan. 9, 2012 in Livingston. Mrs. Giglio is preceded in death by her husband, John Giglio Sr.; her parents; son, Richard Spinar; grandchildren, Robert Spinar and Noreen Spinar; sisters, Barbra Horvath and Betty Mace and brothers, Tommy Mace and William Mace. She is survived by two daughters, Jackie Collum of Livingston and Tammy Vance Moore of Tomball; two sons, Robert Spinar and John Giglio Jr., both of Katy; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two sisters, Pat Rider of Tomball and Autumn Blackmon of Fulshear. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KUECK
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Melvin Henry “Papaw” Kueck, 87, of Rye will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 8568. Bro. Harold Isaacs will conduct the service. Melvin was born on Jan. 24, 1924 in Richmond, to John W. Kueck and Lillie Duesterhoft Kueck. He died on Jan. 8, 2012. Melvin was a Navy veteran of WWII and worked as a train engineer. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise Kueck; grandson, Justin Collins; son, Roger Kueck and three brothers, Raymond Kueck, Edwin Kueck and Lonny Kueck. Melvin is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Christina and Troy Collins of Rye and Judy and Bobby Ray of Sugarland; two granddaughters, Jill Collins of Rye and Rachelle Murphy of Rosenberg; two grandsons, Brett Murphy of Rosenberg and Jason Moore of Niceville, Fla.; two sisters, Evelyn Oberhoff and Leona Gowski of Rosenberg and numerous other loved ones. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BRICKWEDEL
LIVINGSTON -- David Brick-wedel, 67, died on Jan. 8, 2012 at his residence in Livingston. David was born in Hoboken, N.J. on May 7, 1944 to David and Alice Kellenberger Brickwedel. David was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was sta-tioned in Camp Lejeune, N.C. His survivors include his wife, Lee Harness Brickwedel; son, Braze P. Brickwedel of Tallahasee, Fla.; daughters, Dawne B. Huhn of Houston and Sena L. Brickwedel of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; step-son, Jeremy Jozwiak of Livingston; stepdaughter, Jodi Jozwiak of Li-vingston; grandchildren, Krystle King of Richmond, Va., Kathryn Huhn of Houston, Kylie Huhn of Houston, Jaydan Jozwiak, Jordan Jozwiak, Jaemyn Jozwiak and Kayvian Jozwiak and sister, Lo-raine Gomulka, Jupiter, Fla. Preceding him in death are his parents, David and Alice Brickwe-del. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Pace Funeral Home, with the Rev. Howard Huhn officiating. VFW Post 8568 will provide military honors. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

BLEDSOE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Robert Bledsoe, 70, of Cleveland were held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Robert was born Aug. 14, 1941 in Stroud, Okla., the son of Dewey Bledsoe and Kathrene Carson Bledsoe, and died on Jan. 1, 2012 in Houston. He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Robert W. Bledsoe Jr., William D. Bledsoe and Ronald E. Bledsoe and sister, Betty J. Roberts. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Bledsoe of Onalaska; sons and daughters-in-law, John Bledsoe and Cindy Bledsoe of Cleveland and Biff Bledsoe and Jennifer Bledsoe of Onalaska; daughter-in-law, Sharie Bledsoe; brother, Virgil Bledsoe of Livingston; sister, Joanie Forga of Longview; brother, Ronnie Bledsoe of Beaumont; brother, Samuel “Buddy“ Bledsoe of Longview; grandchildren, Bradley W. Bledsoe and wife Tammy Bledsoe, Robert A. Bledsoe and wife Britini Bledsoe, Tiffany A. Bledsoe, Michael A. Bledsoe, Kaitlyn A. Bledsoe, Cameron W. Bledsoe, Summer Smitherman, Jacob Smitherman, Zander Smitherman, Ashtin Bledsoe, Chaselyn Roberts, Alee Bledsoe, Katee Bledsoe, Kelsee Russell, Kelee Russell and Natilee Russell; great-grandchildren, Rex Bledsoe, Natalie Bledsoe, Kaylynn Bledsoe, Payton Bledsoe, Mattee Bledsoe and Royce Jones and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BYRD
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Willie Corene “Gencie” Byrd, 86, of Livingston, were held Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Union Springs Church in Corrigan. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. The Rev. Lynnwood Dykes conducted the services. Pallbearers were Ryan Byrd, Mike Sullivan, Bryant Martinez, Chad Sellars, Larry Burris and Michael Hawk. Willie was born in the Mt. Rose community on Sept. 17, 1925, to James Apson and Delia Dykes Kelley, who have preceded her in death. She married Milam Lee Byrd on Sept. 6, 1943 in Livingston. Milam also preceded her in death. Willie was a member of Central Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Larry Byrd of McKinney and Lane Byrd of Livingston; two daughters, Barbara Sullivan of Pearland and Connie Conroy of Humble; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Martha Murphy of Corrigan and numerous nieces and nephews. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

TRUAX
ONALASKA -- A memorial service for Dean Phillip Truax, 53, of Humble was held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Dean was born in Baltwin Park, Calif. on Jan. 29, 1958, to James and Nancy Roop Truax, and died on Jan. 3, 2012 in Humble. Dean was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Truax. He is survived by his wife, Martha Burch of Humble; son, Joshua Truax; daughter, Shavonne Truax; father, James Truax and sister, Denise Mickleberry. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com. MAAS LIVINGSTON -- Delwin F. Maas died on Jan. 5, 2012 in Houston at the age of 93. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Services are pending. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

OWEN
LIVINGSTON -- Minnie Adell Jacobs Owen was born on Sept. 5, 1921 in Gary, TX to John Lewis Belcher and Mittie Nail Belcher. She died peacefully in Livingston On Jan. 4, 2012. Minnie moved to Livingston at an early age and remained in Livingston the rest of her life. She was married to Arnold Jacobs for 25 years before he passed away. They had six beautiful children. Minnie was also preceded in death by Welton Owen after 32 years of marriage. Minnie also was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Oliver Belcher and Marvin Belcher; three sisters, Bessie Wiggins, Essie Gross and Ettie Westcott and son-in-law, Dan M. McKee. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Providence. Minnie was very talented at crocheting and quilting. She made many quilts for friends and family that will be cherished forever. Minnie loved to work in her yard and garden, and was known to have quite a green thumb. She loved her family, and truly loved spending time with all her children and grandchildren. “Mimi” was known as a wonderful mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family. Minnie is survived by five daughters and one son-in-law, Thelma McKee, Mary and Putney Moore, Debbie Clack, Brenda Jacobs, and Linda Jacobs; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Patsy Jacobs; 11 grandchildren, Kevin McKee, David Moore and wife Shelly, Mark Moore and wife Janan, Lisa Perry and husband Jeremy, Julie Babbs, Brandy Babbs, Bryan Babbs, Jack Jacobs and wife Somer, Amy Jacobs, Joy Jacobs and John Jacobs, 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Michael Heuermann officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin McKee, David Moore, Mark Moore, Jack Jacobs, Brian Babbs, John Jacobs, Jeremy Perry and Bryce McLeod. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CLIFTON
LIVINGSTON -- Johnnie S. Clifton, 89, of Livingston died on Jan. 6, 2012 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.

MAYO
LIVINGSTON -- Carrie Elizabeth Nettles Mayo died on Jan. 4, 2012 in Pasadena at the age of 102. She was the daughter of Stephen Joseph and Nancy Elizabeth (Dollie) Smith Nettles of Livingston and very proud to be a fourth generation Texan. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University and later taught at Grace Hill School. She married the love of her life, Luther Mayo, on July 14, 1931. They made their home in Pasadena until Luther retired from Sinclair Oil Company and they returned to live in Li-vingston. They were faithful Chris-tians and enjoyed being active in Memorial Baptist Church in Pasa-dena and Central Baptist Church in Livingston. She is survived by her and Luth-er’s two sons, Reggie Mayo and wife Patsy of Farmers Branch and M.L. Mayo and wife Nan of Pasa-dena. “Grandma” leaves to cherish her memory six loved and adored grandchildren, Teri Mayo Lewis and Billy, Hal Mayo, Sharon Mayo, Kelli Mayo Wesley and Robert, Matt Mayo and Shannon and Brock Mayo and Paige; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler and Raney Wesley, Emily and Addison Mayo and Lane Mayo and the children and grandchildren of her beloved siblings, who knew her as Aunt Lizzie. Her husband, Luther, preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1987 after they had celebrated 56 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father and all of her siblings, Smith Net-tles, Iris Lunsford, Joe Sherman Nettles, Lois Sherrill and Clyde (Jimbo) Nettles. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Pace Funeral Home, with the Rev. Butch Thompson officiating. Interment followed in Nettles Cemetery in Livingston. To send condolences, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

LANKFORD
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Margy Fann Lankford, 83, of Lufkin were held on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Royce Pennington officiating. Interment followed in Carmona Cemetery in Corrigan. Mrs. Lankford was born Oct. 11, 1928, in Groveton and died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Lufkin. She was a retired nurse and a member of First Baptist Church in Corrigan. She and her husband owned and operated Lankford’s Hardware in Corrigan for 22 years. She was a state president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign War and a past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star for the Corrigan Chapter. She is preceded in death by her husband, Preston “Joe” Lankford; parents, Burl Herman and Lillian Pearl Turner Fann and brothers, John Edwin Fann and Preston Leon Fann. Mrs. Lankford is survived by her daughter, Linda Sue Perkins of Huntington; sisters, Dimple Walker of Jacksonville, Ruth Stokley of Corrigan, Billie Dowell of Alba, Byrlene Fuller of Baytown and Ina Grace Dial of Groveton; grandson, Preston Loving of Corrigan; grand-daughter, Pattie Miles of Dayton; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous other family and friends. Pallbearers were Preston Loving, Chase Loving, Logan Loving, Vance Dial, Brent Dial and Lindel Dial. Honorary pallbearer was M’Lisa Loving. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LOWE
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Ray Blake Lowe, 71, of Livingston were held Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, with Dr. Randall Lowe officiating. Ray was born Sept. 28, 1940 in Livingston, the son of Clinton G. Lowe and Rosa Lee Williams Lowe, and died Dec. 29, 2011 in Goodrich. In his earlier years, he attended college at Sam Houston and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and worked as a CPA. He is preceded in death by his parents. Ray is survived by his loving wife, Diann Lowe of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Michael T. Lowe and Heather of Ace; foster daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Joe Ard of Many, La.; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby Joe Lowe and Annette of Livingston; brother, Dan Lee Lowe of Livingston; grandchildren, Jesse, Viola, William and Cheyenne and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KEMMERLING
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Hazel Maxine Kemmerling, 81, of Elkhart were held Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Randall Reeves and Bro. Willie Williams officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Matt Paul, Zack Cubstead, Josh Cubstead, Lane Henderson, Jerry Henderson, Bobby Henderson, Mike Venoy and Keith Mays. Honorary pallbearers were Casey Cubstead and all of her great-grandchildren. Hazel was born Aug. 10, 1930 in Livingston, the daughter of Zackery Pinkney Henderson and Anna Laura Mills Henderson, and died on Dec. 31, 2011 in Palestine. She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Ray Henry Cubstead; son, Dennis Paul Cubstead; second husband, Monte Kemmerling; brothers, Carnie Henderson, Carley Love Henderson and Walter Allen Henderson; sister, Alcine Crimm and son-in-law, Donald Wayne Brinson. Hazel is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dena Cubstead Paul and David Paul of Frankston; daughter, Donna Cubstead Brinson of Elkhart; son and daughter-in-law, Mike Cubstead and Carla Cubstead of Palestine; son, Steve Cubstead of Palestine; son and daughter-in-law, Andy Cubstead and Darla Cubstead of Shreveport, La.; grandchildren, Laura Kennedy and husband Dewayne of Palestine, Casey Cubstead and wife Jessica of Goose Creek, S.C., Josh Cubstead of Arkansas, Zack Cubstead of Palestine, Mandy Paul of Palestine, Amy Paul of Palestine, Matt Paul and wife Hayley of Elkhart, Crystal Cubstead and Mike of Longview and Courtney Cubstead of Longview; great-grandchildren, Madison Pryor, Meredith Pryor, McCain Collett, Mason Collett, Harlee Paul, Pailyn Paul, McKayla Kennedy, Colten Vannoy, Baily Isaac, Cameron Cubstead, Josh Franklin and Sarah Franklin; sister, Lillian Mitchmore of Marshall and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BLEDSOE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Robert Bledsoe, 70, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Robert was born Aug. 14, 1941 in Stroud, Okla., the son of Dewey Bledsoe and Kathrene Carson Bledsoe, and died on Jan. 1, 2012 in Houston. He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Robert W. Bledsoe Jr., William D. Bledsoe and Ronald F. Bledsoe and sister, Betty J. Roberts. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Bledsoe of Onalaska; sons and daughters-in-law, John Bledsoe and Cindy Bledsoe of Cleveland and Biff Bledsoe and Jennifer Bledsoe of Onalaska; daughter-in-law, Sharie Bledsoe; brother, Vergil Bledsoe of Livingston; sister, Joanie Forga of Longview; brother, Ronnie Bledsoe of Beaumont; brother, Samuel “Buddy“ Bledsoe of Longview; grandchildren, Bradley W. Bledsoe, Robert A. Bledsoe, Tiffany A. Bledsoe, Tammy Bledsoe, Michael A. Bledsoe, Kaitlyn A. Bledsoe, Cameron W. Bledsoe, Summer Smitherman, Jacob Smitherman, Zander Smitherman, Ashtin Bledsoe, Chaselyn Roberts, Alee Bledsoe, Katee Bledsoe, Kelsee Russell, Kelee Russell and Natilee Russell; great-grandchildren, Rex Bledsoe, Natalie Bledsoe, Kaylynn Bledsoe, Payton Bledsoe and Mattee Bledsoe and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SUMRALL
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Clarmon “Clay“ Sumrall, 75, of Point Blank, formerly of Houston, were held on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, in the First Baptist Church in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rodney Richmond, Elwyn Allbritton, Gerry Lincecum, Iris Jordan, John Barnard and Tonya Barnard. He was born Dec. 17, 1936 in Sicily Island, La., the son of Silvanus Sumrall and Sarah Nugent Sumrall, and died on Dec. 26, 2011 in Oakhurst. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carmen Escalon Sumrall; son, Corky Sumrall and sisters, Irene Allbritton, and Lillie Mae Deville. Clay is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Carmen and Casey Anderson of Sealy; brother and sister-in-law, James and Wanda Sumrall of Tullos, La.; sister, Lottie Jordan of Urania, La.; sister and brother-in-lw, Evelyn and Laney Lincecum of Tullos, La.; grandchildren, Alan Anderson, Karsen Anderson, Hagen Anderson and Isabella Anderson and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PATERSON
LIVINGSTON -- Nancy Ann Sharkey Paterson died on Dec. 24, 2011 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. She died at home in her bed overlooking Lake Livings-ton and surrounded by loved ones. She was 55 years old. Nancy was born in Erie, Pa. on April 10, 1956, to Ann and Joseph Sharkey. She was a graduate of Villa Maria Academy in Erie, Pa. and later received her master of science degree in education from the University of Houston -- Clear Lake. She loved to travel and spend time at the lake with family and friends, but more than anything she loved her job -- teaching high school mathematics for many years in Dickinson, Texas City, Livingston and Big Sandy independent school districts. Her students and fellow teachers were her second family, and they brought her boundless joy and ful-fillment. She is survived by husband, Lee R. Paterson Sr.; son, William H. Rearick, daughter-in-law, Kathe-rine and grandsons, Maxwell and Samuel; son, Kenneth Rearick, daughter-in-law, Julie and grand-daughter, Hannah; son, John Pater-son, daughter-in-law, Lucy and grandchildren, Josh, Jarred, and Brooke; and son, Lee Paterson Jr., daughter-in-law, Sonia and grand-children, Justin, Leigha and Tho-mas. Nancy is also survived by her aunt, Rose Mary Ziegler; uncle, Henry Kanyar and his wife Margie and brother-in law, Cliff Paterson and his wife, Nancy’s sister-in-law, Barbara Paterson. Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston. A brief funeral mass will be held starting at 5 p.m. and visitation will resume after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests that memorial donations in Nancy’s name be made to the Nancy Paterson Memorial Scholar-ship Fund, c/o Big Sandy High School, 9180 FM 1276, Livingston, TX, 77351. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

HAIR
LIVINGSTON -- A graveside service for Luther Ray Haire was held on Dec. 29, 2011 in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston, with Bro. Randal Whitt officiating. Honorary pallbearers were the management and staff of Silverado Senior Living in Kingwood. Mr. Haire was born April 24, 1919, in Pelican, La., to Edgar and Emma Haire, the middle son of seven boys (Truman, Braxton, Hub, Ray, Leo, Cecil “Cat”, and Jesse). He died in Kingwood on Dec. 28, 2011 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Ray served in the Navy in the South Pacific during WWII from 1942 to 1945, earning an honorable discharge. He worked as a machinist for National Biscuit Co. in Chicago (NABISCO), relocating to Texas City in 1952 to find a career as a chemical plant operator for Union Carbide. He retired as a chief operator in 1982. Ray married Kathryn “Kitty” Fox on Feb. 4, 1966, and adopted her son, Jack. Ray was known as a wonderful Christian husband and father, who enjoyed camping, gardening, backyard grilling and fishing. He loved his family, and the Lord, and served in his local churches wherever they lived. He and Kitty enjoyed their retirement years, with numerous extended trips in their RV, along with frequent trips to just walk the beach in Galveston. Ray is survived by his wife, Kitty; son, Jack and wife Kitty Haire; grandson, Trent Haire of Livingston; one surviving brother, Jewel Jesse Haire and wife Dot of San Diego, Calif., along with numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. If the reader desires, the family suggests a memorial donation to Central Baptist Church Building Fund (503 N. East St., Livingston, TX 77351), The Alzheimer’s Association, or the charity of your choice. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

TRACY
LIVINGSTON -- Donald Tracy of Livingston was born on May 18, 1939 in Continental, Ohio. He was the son of the late Wilbur Paul Tra-cy and Lola Rhees Tracy. He battled heart disease for 19 years. His passion was seeing the United States. He traveled by motor home to 48 states and took cruises with his in-laws to Alaska and Hawaii. His final motor home was an an-tique GMC and Jim Bounds of Orlando, Fla. was his mentor. He was known as someone who had true friends in all areas of his life and remained optimistic until the very end. He is survived by his wife, Re-becca Lee Tracy of Livingston; three children, Jeannie (Scott) Rad-cliff of Brecksville, Ohio, Sandra (Tom) Kositzky of Tacoma, Wash. and David Mendlowitz of San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters, Janet Quick and Phyllis (Don) Starkey of Napoleon, Ohio and eight grand-children. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

PEREZ
LIVINGSTON -- Lucille Nelson Tipton Perez, born May 7, 1927 in Nacogdoches, died Thursday, Dec. 29 2011, in The Woodlands at the age of 84 years. Lucille is survived by her three children, Jimmy Tipton and wife Cathy, Carolyn Badley and fiancé Raymond Bates and Linda Phelan and husband Wayne; sisters, Irene Patterson and Lillie Jacobs; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way, along with numerous other relatives and a host of friends. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, Dec, 31, at Pace Fu-neral Home, with Pastor Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Peebles Cemetery. Go to www.pacefuneral.com to sign the online guestbook.

YOUNGER
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for John Edwin Younger, 50, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Jimmie Hermes officiating. He was born Aug. 5, 1961 in Cleveland, the son of Luby Kenneth Younger and Lola Belle Sanders, and died on Dec. 23, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his mother and father and sister, Edith Hughes. John is survived by his wife, Lana Younger of Livingston; daughters, Christina Rackel of Livingston and Diana Lewis and fiancé Fred Smith of Livingston; father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Burnett of Goodrich; brother and sister-in-law, James and Donna Thompson of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Elane and Stanley Kimes of Goodrich; brother-in-law, Shorty Hughes of Livingston; grandchildren, Robert Dobbs, Mercedes Dobbs, Tony Rackel, Tyler Lewis and Justin Wilkinson and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PERKINS
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Helen Perkins, 84, of Corrigan were held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, in the First Baptist Church in Corrigan, with Bro. Robert Lank-ford officiating. Interment followed in the L.H. and Helen Perkins Cemetery in Wakefield. Mrs. Perkins was born Sept. 6, 1927 in Evansville, Ind. and died on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 in Corri-gan. She was a homemaker all of her life and a member of First Baptist Church of Corrigan. She was known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She is preceded in death by her husband, L.H. Perkins and parents, Charlie and Rosa (Johnston) Broadley. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Kay-wood Loving of Corrigan, Judy and Clyde Wright of Lufkin and Linda and Randy Juneau of The Wood-lands; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Peggy Perkins of Corri-gan; sister, Beverly Barclay of Florida; grandchildren, David Wright, Jason Wright, Kim Sharp, Kody Loving, Kasey Loving, Mat-thew Mahaffey, Kris Oglesby, Me-lesha LaRoche, Ruston Juneau, Moriah Juneau, Christina Dunkin, Charles Perkins and Marc Perkins; 10 great-grandchildren and numer-ous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jason Wright, Kris Oglesby, Kasey Loving, Mat-thew Mahaffey, Charles Perkins and Marc Perkins. Honorary pall-bearers were David Wright, Ruston Juneau and Truman Fussel. Funeral services were entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home.

BROWN
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside funeral services for Gloria Brown, 81, of Lubbock were held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Polk County, with the Rev. Fred Alford officiating. Gloria was born on June 29, 1930 in Bridgeport, Okla., to William W. Jones and Mabel Buckner Jones. She died on Dec. 22, 2011, in Lubbock. Gloria is formerly of Livingston, and was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bill Jones. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Georgena and Dana Mackey of Lubbock and Joni and Steve Stevick of Lewisville; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Velma Jones of Livingston; three grandsons, Craig Mackey, Kyle Mackey and Dustin Stevick; one granddaughter, Jennifer Holland; one great-granddaughter, Nicole Mackey and two great-grandsons, Skyler Mackey and Rhyder Mackey. 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. He died on Dec. 17, 2011 in Livingston. Moses is preceded in death by his parents. Moses is survived by his wife, Mariam Huiet of Onalaska; two sons, Ross Owen Huiet of Hardin and Marcus Alan Huiet of Onalaska; daughter, Melanie Ann Garcia of Livingston; nine grandchildren, Quinton, Miriam, Chance, Christopher, Paul, Drayton, Anthony, Matthew and Alyssa; five 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.

DUFF
LIVINGSTON -- Dorothy Jean Duff, 72, of Livingston died on Dec. 26, 2011 in Livingston after a long illness due to complications from diabetes. She was born on Oct. 14, 1939 in Livingston, to Ady Hendrix and Ruth Lambright Hendrix. She was a lifelong homemaker, but most important, she was devoted to God and her family. Dorothy was a member of Soda Baptist Church. She was known as the most unselfish person one could ever meet, always considering others before herself. She cared for her family as well as people in the community. Dorothy’s door was always open to her extended family and every child, no matter what their need might be. Her love cannot be expressed in words. Those who knew her understood her compassion for others. Dorothy loved her friends and family with all her heart. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Big Sandy Cemetery. Officiating the services were the Rev. Tim Thompson, the Rev. Dicky Boddie and the Rev. Flynn Hendrix. Pallbearers were Zack Williford, Karl Kellar, Raymond Duff, Helio Adjuntas, Paul Duff, Adam Duff, Joel Moore and Jeff Cornelius. Honorary pallbearers were Bo Tolar, Joel Hendrix, Kevin Hendrix, Buddy Wiggins and Chuck Miller. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Elizabeth Duff. She is survived by her husband, Billy Duff of Livingston; three sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Melinda Duff, Mark and Sheila Duff and Greg and Cathy Duff, all of Big Sandy; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Tommy Williford of Big Sandy; son, John Duff of Austin; aunt, Ruby McEwin of The Woodlands; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rex and Winnie Hendrix of Camp Ruby and Edwin and Betty Hendrix of Big Sandy; 13 grandchildren, Brianna Duff, Brittanie Duff, Chelsea Duff, Cinnamon Duff, Sheena Cater, Karissa Cater, Adam Duff, Bryan Duff, Paul Duff, Rance Duff, Mary Elizabeth Duff, Laikin Nash and Zack Williford and 12 great-grandchildren, Kolby, Kadence, Christopher, Keira, Kable, Samia, Juan, Jonathon, Jasmine, Selena, Trinity and Aiden. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JONES
LIVINGSTON -- Bill R. Jones, 69, of Livingston died on Dec. 22, 2011 in Lufkin. He was born on Nov. 21, 1942 in Comanche, Okla., to parents Jack Floyd Jones and Macie Roark Jones. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1961 and attended Oklahoma Baptist University on an academic scholarship and later attended Baylor Law School, where he received his license in 1967. He was a member of State Bar of Texas and former member of American Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Association of School Boards, National Association of School Boards, Texas Association of Mediators and National Association of Certified Mediators. At the time of his death he was a member of the Board of Directors for Peoples State Bank, as he had been for over 30 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Livingston, where he was an elder and taught adult Sunday school for over 30 years. He helped organize the Holy Smoke BBQ, silent auction and garage sale, where all proceeds were donated to help mission causes. He was an avid Houston Astros and Baylor Bear fan. He coached youth baseball for 20 years and was formerly actively involved in Livingston Youth Baseball Association and helped form the Fall Ball teams. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, reading, studying Spanish, playing on his computer, growing a garden, playing dominoes and watching his grandchildren grow. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Jack Jones; mother-in-law, Ella Smyly and father-in-law, Jack Smyly and good friend, John Slocomb. He is survived by his wife, Susan Smyly Jones of Livingston; mother, Macie Jones of Livingston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Joe Keith Puckett of Livingston and Leslie and Derrick Birdsall of Denton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chad and Terri Greenwood and Brad and Trishka Jones of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Katie Jones of Aransas Pass; sister-in-law, Sandy Owen of Woodville; eight grandchildren, Kole Puckett, Kelsey Puckett, Ryan Reed, Zach Reed, Haley Reed, Krista Jones, Jackson Jones and Brooklyn Jones and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Central Baptist Church in Livingston. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Pastor Joe McDonald conducted the services. Pallbearers were John Thompson, John Haynes, Scott Evans, Dick Cordes, Gene Bush, Clarke Evans, Anthony Page and Joe Ned Dean. Honorary pallbearers were the Polk County Bar Association, Bill Jones’ Adult Sunday School Class, directors and officers of Peoples State Bank, Henry Ager, Lee Jones, Greg Ogletree, Bruce Bray, John Kinney, Mike Minter, Robert Bice and Bill Glaspy. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HEFLIN
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Beverly Jean Heflin, 83, of Bedias will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett, with the Rev. Raymond Harrington officiating. Pallbearers will be Michael Disman, Abner Disman, Daniel Reider, Mark Reider, Ashlie Harrington, Kyle Harrington, Casey Crawford, Justin Guest and Jeremy Heflin. Beverly was born on Dec. 24, 1928 in Pilares, Mexico, to Alexander Fell Patterson and Mabel D. Dutcher Patterson. She died peacefully with family at her side on Dec. 24, 2011 in Madisonville. Beverly was known as someone who was blessed with many talents, such as cooking, sewing and crocheting. She was well known to many for her involvement with both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, as well as Livingston Band Boosters Organization. She touched many lives with her outgoing personality. Beverly is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd Heflin; daughter, Maxine Heflin and grandson, Walter Heflin II. She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Walter and Dottie Heflin of Livingston and Bobby Ross of Albuquerque, N.M.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Martha Reider of Bedias, Myrna and Raymond Harrington of Leggett and Malia and Ernest Guest of Bedias; special friend, Deshanna Ross of Huntsville; brother, Bruce Patterson of Manassas, Md.; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and other friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KNIERIM
LUFKIN -- Dorothy Knierim, 90, of Lufkin was born June 23, 1921 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, the daughter of Margaret (Shephe-rd) and Samuel Wallace Turnbull. She died on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, in a local nursing facility. Mrs. Knierim grew up in England and came to Saratoga, Texas in 1944 as a war bride and became a naturalized citizen in 1954. She enjoyed painting, crocheting, play-ing "42" and Bridge, and served as a volunteer at Memorial Medical Center. She greatly loved her fami-ly. Mrs. Knierim was a member of Lufkin's First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, John W. and Sandra Knierim and Jimmy and Joyce Knierim; grandchildren, Kelly Knierim, Kim and Jason Munson, Jim and Shaunna Knie-rim, and Landon and Allison Wright; great-grandchildren, Kallie Knierim, Brandon Munson, Ryan Munson, Austin Knierim, Aubrey Knierim and Jaxson Wright and a number of other family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Knierim was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Knierim; adopted son, J. C. Yawn; brother, John Turnbull and sister, Marion Shepherd. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Knierim's memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater East Texas Chapter, P.O. Box 630636, Nacogdoches, TX 75963-0636; or to the Polk County American Cancer Society, 812 N. Oakhurst, Livingston, TX 77351. Services for Mrs. Knierim will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Horace Fletcher officiating. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com.

GOSNELL
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Sybil Lee Gosnell, 90, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier and Dr. Don Wil-lis officiating. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. in Rosewood Me-morial Park Cemetery in Humble following church services. Pallbearers are Collin Gosnell, Brian Gosnell, Travis Gosnell, Chris Gosnell, Jeffrey Gosnell and Troy Koteras. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

 

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