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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
January 11, 2010 - January 25, 2010
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Lewis Clifford Gay
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Lewis Clifford Gay, 92, of Livingston were held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Providence in Livingston, with the Rev. Billy Brackin officiating. Interment followed in Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Gaylon Oliver, Arlen Phillips, James Moore, Bobby Gay, Olen Underwood and Dan Cain. Mr. Gay drove a school bus for the Big Sandy Independent School District for 20 years and was the caretaker for Holly Grove Cemetery for 17 years. He was born Dec. 16, 1917 in Polk County, the son of R.B. and Nancy Jane Richardson Gay, and died Jan. 6, 2010 in Houston. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Arnold Oliver of Livingston; grandchildren, Gaylon and Charlotte Oliver of Rockwall, Lane Oliver of Midland and Melinda and Ronnie Martin of Livingston; greatgrandchildren, Tanner Martin of Livingston and Zach Echard of Rockwall and sister, Alma Underwood of Conroe. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Michael Lee Hill
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Michael Lee Hill, 31, of Coldspring, will be held Monday Jan. 11, 2010 at graveside at Peebles Cemetery in Livingston at 1 p.m. with Bro. James Sission officiating. Pallbearers will be Bryan Hill, David Hill, James Hill, John Kelly, Jr., Lloyd Miller and Chris Miller. He was born Aug. 12, 1978, in Houston, the son of David and Elizabeth Watson Hill and passed away in Coldspring, Jan. 6, 2010. He is survived by his wife Hope Hill of Coldspring; parents, David and Elizabeth Hill of Coldspring; daughter, Savanna Hill of Coldspring; son, Michael Cody Hill of Coldspring; daughter, Brittany Doyle of Coldspring; son, Richard Jones of Coldspring; granddaughter, Karleigh Taylor of Coldspring; brother, Bryan Hill of Coldspring; brother, David Wayne Hill of Coldspring; brother, James Ray Hill of Coldspring; sister, Melody Miller of Coldspring; sister, Tonya Watson of Coldspring; neices Kelsey and Maysen of Coldspring. Numerous other family and friends and numerous in laws that all loved Michael also survive and he will be greatly missed by all. Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Please sign our online register at www.cochranfh. com.

Edna Faye Blackwell
LIVINGSTON — Edna Faye Blackwell, 89, was born in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 7, 1920 and died on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Livingston. Edna loved sewing and craft work and belonged to the Polk County Extension Club in Onalaska and Canyon Park Auxiliary Club. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Decatur, Ala. She was in marketing with Southwestern Bell for many years. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Sidney Blackwell; sisters- in-law, Janis Jones and Marcell Jones and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents, Sam and Nettie Jones. A celebration of Edna’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Don Wilkey officiating. Inurnment will be in Houston National Cemetery, at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

Lois S. Yoakum
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Lois S. Yoakum, 93, of Point Blank were held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Point Blank Community Church in Point Blank, with the Rev. Jack Bailey officiating. Interment followed in Center Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Lutz, Billy Watt, Nicholas Brown, Mike Garrison, Paul Garrison and Charlie Lombardino. She was born Oct. 19, 1916 in Wheelock, the daughter of John and Carrie Taylor Shaffer, and died Jan. 6, 2010 in Conroe.She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, J.W. Garrison, James LeRoy Garrison and Casey Garrison; her brothers, Pete Shaffer and Jack Shaffer and her sisters, Lucille Cook, Eloise McColleum and Erline Mowarry. She is survived by her sons, Darryl “Joe” Lutz of Point Blank and Kenneth Eugene Garrison of Livingston; sisters, Ada Reeves of Houston, Gracey May Vann of San Antonio and Kathryn Stewart of Dobbin; grandchildren, Terrie, Glenda, Paul, Mike, Jennifer, Mathew, Casey and Lorie and 11 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Russell Flowers
ONALASKA — Funeral services for Russell Flowers, 45, of Onalaska were held Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Carlisle Cemetery in Onalaska. He was born in Humble on Oct. 7, 1964, the son of Edward Ray Flowers and Cynthia Ann White Flowers, and died at his residence in Onalaska on Jan. 6, 2010. He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Hammersley of Onalaska; son, Shea E. Flowers of Lima, Ohio; daughter, Zoe Flowers of Lima, Ohio; wife, Sherri Flowers of Lima, Ohio; sister, Julie Etter of Russell, Ky.; brother, Michael Flowers of Colorado; grandmother, Edna White of Zavalla and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Doris Gaynor
LIVINGSTON – Doris Gaynor was born Aug. 29, 1924 and died on Jan. 6, 2010 at the age of 85 years. She had 11 children, 13 grandchildren, 23 greatgrandchildren and two greatgreat- grandchildren. Locally, she is survived by her son, Elbert Gaynor of Onalaska; her grandson, Aaron Baker of Livingston and her greatgranddaughter, Airiana Baker. Services will be held in New York.

Jackie Sue Mills
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Jackie Sue Mills, 66, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. She was born April 19, 1943, in Houston, the daughter of John Moze Mize and Lillian Alabama Curry Mize, and died Jan. 9, 2010, in Livingston. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Estella Cortez, Zora Bedwell and Billie Nevill; brothers, Johnny Mize and Jerry Mize and husband, John Marice Mills. She is survived by Wilbert Louis and Stacy Sturdevant, son and daughter-in-law, of Warsaw, Mo.; Dalva Alan “Chip” Vilo, son, of Livingston; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Effie Dee Weaver
ONALASKA — Effie Dee Weaver, 103, of Onalaska died at her residence on Jan. 10, 2010. She was born Oct. 18, 1906 in Harris County, Texas. She is survived by her great-nieces, Sylvia Ament of Pasadena and Shirley E. Yerkes of Galveston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

Jimmye Ann Robbins
ONALASKA – Jimmye Ann Robbins, 76, of Onalaska was born Oct. 17, 1933, and died Jan. 6, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Ed Robbins and son, Donnie Robbins. Survivors include her daughters, Barbra Robbins and Lisa Morrow; sons, Steve Robbins and David Martin; brothers, Bill Wall and Roy Wall; sister, Gladys Duncan; grandsons, David Perkins, Billy Taylor, Chad Lyles and Daniel Sayko; granddaughters, Stacy Sayko, Ginger Brewer, Kristy Sayko and Andrea Rood; greatgranddaughter, Hayden Brewer and great-grandson, Peyton Robinson. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Assembly of God Church in Onalaska. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assembly of God Church in Onalaska.

Alice Faye Trammell
LIVINGSTON — Alice Faye Trammell, 63, was born in Houston on Feb. 01, 1946 and died on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at The Woodlands in Texas. Mrs. Trammell graduated from Milby High School in Houston. She was a Christian and was known as someone who had strong beliefs and was very inspirational. She loved her family and loved to travel. She owned her own business and loved to spend money. Her nickname was “rough stuff.” Mrs. Trammell is survived by her sons, James Reed, Wayne Parker and Jeff Parker; two sisters, Marcha and Nancy Harrison and one granddaughter, Lauren Reed. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hardy Ray and Mary Chandler Harrison. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 8, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Orval Barger officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. pacefuneral.com.

Karen Lynn Kennedy
LIVINGSTON — Karen Lynn Kennedy, 48, of Livingston died on Jan. 8, 2010, in Lufkin. She was born Feb. 27, 1961, in Fort Worth, the daughter of Glenn Edward Kennedy and Dorris Jean Free Kennedy. She is survived by her son, Martin and wife Amanda Kennedy of Onalaska; Dee Ann Kennedy, sister, of Livingston; Doug Kennedy, brother, of Livingston; Sue Nichols, sister, of Livingston; Andrew Kennedy, grandson, of Onalaska; Kiera Kennedy, granddaughter, of Onalaska; Eddie and Tina Kennedy, brother and sister-in-law, of Tarkington; nieces, Glennis Kutchey, Na’Cole Nichols and Destiny Kennedy; nephews, Trey Wilson, Glenn Kennedy, Robert Wilson and Keith Nichols, and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and aunts and uncles. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Ann Weeks Griswold
TAYLOR — Ann Weeks Griswold, 76, died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, in Taylor. Celebration of life services were held Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the Providence Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Granger City Cemetery. She was born on July 4, 1933, to Coleman and Helen Weeks in Livingston. Ann was known as an excellent housewife and wonderful mother and a hard worker who loved her job as a lieutenant with the Williamson County Police Department. She was an expert fingerprint technician, taught other officers and started the literacy program for the inmates at the jail. She was also responsible for writing the code for the new jail in Williamson County.

Mary Lou Davis
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Mary Lou Davis, 71, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at the Livingston Church of Christ at 1107 W. Church St., with Bro. Melvin McFarland Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at St. Andrews Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers will be members of the Travelers Rest Lodge No. 55. Mary Lou was born April 28, 1938 in Colita, Texas, to the late Mr. Walter Lee King and Mrs. Lulang King. She died Jan. 9, 2010, in Lufkin. She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1956 and attended Angelina College. She and her loving husband Elgin were married in 1967 in Livingston. She was a member of the Church of Christ and an active member of many community organizations including voter registration efforts, Polk County Community Action, the Committee to Save Dunbar, the Dunbar Alumni Association, and the Appalachicola Band of Creek Indians/Wilson Clan and Livingston Little Dribblers. She is survived by her husband, Elgin Gene Davis of Livingston; daughter, Pamela Renee Hamilton (Darnell); son, Don Kevin Glenn all of Livingston; mother, Lulang King of Livingston; three sisters, Elsie Delorise Hill of Livingston, Clarise (Clarence) Branch and Glory Jean Ward, all of Houston; one brother, Walter Henry (Betty) King; a niece she helped raise and mentor, Rita Bookman (Rev. Luther) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Byron Glenn; a brother, Charlie Nathan King and her father, Walter Lee King. A memorial service will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Livingston Church of Christ. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Charles Edmund Wade
LIVINGSTON — Charles Edmund Wade was born Feb. 10, 1935 and died at the age of 74 at his residence in Shepherd. Mr. Wade served in the U.S. Army, receiving the National Defense Service Medal. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and riding his tractor. He is survived by his wife, Ivella Wade; son, Chris Wade and wife Staci Lynn of Shepherd; grandchildren, Joshua, Ashton and Travis Wade and numerous other relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Eunice Wade and one brother, Jim Beck. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 13, with interment in the VA National Cemetery in Houston. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

Frances Lee Jennings
LIVINGSTON — Frances Lee Jennings, 77, of Onalaska died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Pasadena. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Don Willis, the Rev. Paul Woodworth and the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery. Frances was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Gaston, N.C., the daughter of William Everett Slayton and Rosa Lee Dunn Slayton. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Marvin Willie Jennings. She is survived by her son, Bill Jennings and wife Christine of Pasadena; daughter, Theresa Whitehead and husband Mark of Nacogdoches; sister, Doris Slayton; her grandchildren, Bill Jennings and wife Karen, Cameron Barcelo and husband Kristan, Christopher Barcelo, Tawyna Griffin and husband Robert, Penny Clark and husband Dennis, Cassie Crowe and husband Kenny, Shelly Sistos and husband John and Joey Whitehead and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Jennings, Cameron Barcelo, Christopher Barcelo, Joey Whitehead, John Sistos and Woody. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

John McLeod
LIVINGSTON — Services are pending for John McLeod at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Mr. McLeod died on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in Nacogdoches. A full obituary will be in Sunday’s Polk County Enterprise. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Ernest Lee ‘Bud’ Kessner
LIVINGSTON — Ernest Lee “Bud” Kessner, 76, died unexpectedly at his home in Livingston on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. Born Jan. 10, 1933, at Freeport Hospital to Ernest Lee Sr. and Velma (Dockery) Kessner, he was the second of four sons: Elton, Bud, Dan and Harold Kessner. Bud graduated from Freeport High School in 1951. While growing up in the Clute-Freeport area, Bud worked at various jobs: The Freeport Facts, Girroud’s Grocery store, Weingartens, the Austin Company, and Dow Chemical Company. Bud received his honorable discharge from the United States Army on Sept. 11, 1953. Bud met Elizabeth Losack, who was working at Lummus Company at the time, in 1957, and they married on Dec. 10, 1958. Bud and Liz Kessner have two daughters, LeighAnn (Harris) and Jerilyn (Matthews); seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In 1985, after 33 years of service in the Engineering Department, Bud retired from Dow, moving to Livingston in 1988. While making his home in Clute, Bud served as a deacon and elder at the Clute Church of Christ. At the time of his death, he was serving as elder at the Northside Church of Christ in Livingston. Bud is remembered by family and friends for his unusually cheerful and optimistic nature, his love of working with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his faith in the Lord. His oldest grandson remarked that, as a Christian, Bud was “The real deal.” His fellow brothers and sisters at church said, “We have lost a good soldier.” Bud was very patriotic and took pride in flying the American flag at his residence. He recently enjoyed celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Washington D.C. Ernest Kessner is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth; brother, Dan Kessner of Clute; daughters, Jerilyn and LeighAnn; grandchildren, Jason, Chad, Joel Harris and Nathan, Rachel, John and Daniel Matthews; great-grandchildren, Darian and Dylan Harris, and Lauren and Addison Harris. Bud was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Lee Sr. mother, Velma Dockery Kessner and brothers, Ivan Harold and Elton Bradley Kessner. Family visitation will be held at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, and general visitation from 5-8 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Cedar Creek Cemetery (off FM 2979) in Hempstead. Pallbearers will be Jason, Chad, Joel and Dylan Harris and Nathan, Rachel, John and Daniel Matthews. Honorary pallbearers will be Foy Powell, Steve Harris and Jerry Huffman. For those who wish to make a memorial contribution, the family suggests: The Alzheimer’s Association (Smith County), 211 Winchester Trail, Tyler, TX 75701 or in support of gospel efforts in Livingston, Northside Church of Christ, 165 Radio Lane, Livingston TX 77351.

Percilla Joan Grassl
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Percilla Joan Grassl of Livingston will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in the Noble Funeral Home Chapel in Navasota, with the Rev. Daniel Wing officiating. Interment will follow in Red Top Cemetery in Shiro. She was born March 3, 1936 in Houston and died Jan. 9, 2010 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Woodlands. She attended Texas A&M University and was a Baptist. Survivors include her daughters, Ronda Light and Rebecca Grassl; son, Lauren Grassl; grandchildren, Micheal Conner, John Conner, Daniel Conner, Kellard Conner, Brittney Conner, James Grassl and Charles Grassl and great-grandchildren, Addey Conner and Elizabeth Conner.

Hilda Sue Williamson
ONALASKA — Hilda Sue Williamson, 75, of Onalaska died on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, in Conroe. A memorial service will be held in her honor at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in the Cochran Funeral Home Onalaska Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Hovator officiating. Hilda was born Sept. 16, 1934 in Hattisburg, Miss., to parents Bart Holifield and Roma Mc- Daniel Holifield. She was known as a strong woman, who loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly. She loved nothing more than to cook her family’s favorite foods, share her smiles, laughter and love with all around her. She is survived by her husband, William “Buddy” Williamson of Onalaska; daughter, Gina Rayburn and husband Walter of Houston; son, Mark Andrews of Livingston; daughters, Lisa and Stephanie Andrews of Tomball; son, Don Andrews and wife Maggie of Houston; son, Gary Williamson and wife Vicky of New Caney; brothers, Larry Holifield and wife Sheryl of Coldspring and Dwight Holifield and wife Christine of Sugar Land; grandchildren, Adam, Kevin, Ryan, Alison, Logan, Connor, Shawn, Chris, Misty, Molly and Codi; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Claire, Falon, Morgan and Harrison and, last but not least, her beloved dogs, her children as well, Pebbles and Katie. She also leaves behind countless friends and other relatives. Family members say the recipes, home remedies, good advice and years of memories will be shared for generations. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Down Syndrome Association of Houston, 713.682.7237, in honor of Connor Andrews, and in memory of Hilda Sue Williamson. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

James J. “Buddy” Purvis
CORRIGAN — Funeral services for James J. “Buddy” Purvis, 78, of Corrigan were held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Corrigan, with the Rev. Leslie Wilkerson and the Rev. Phil Corbert offi ciating. Interment followed in Holhousen-Darby Cemetery in Moscow. Pallbearers were Charlie Jay Locke, Billy Sam Locke, Mason Locke, Chaz Locke, Edmond Purvis, Michael Lockhart and David Reed. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Willis, Mark Dykes, all Precinct 3 employees present and past, Pamela Dial, Randy Wilson, John Saxon, Lynwood Short, George Turner, Cloyce Reinhart and Larry Whitworth. He was born June 16, 1931, in Pluck, the son of Edmond Byrd Purvis and Doris Whitehead Purvis, and died Jan. 13, 2010, in Lufkin. Buddy served in three branches of military — Army, Air Force and Marines — and served in Korea. He was Precinct 3 constable, he worked for the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, he was the fi rst police chief in Corrigan, a former member of the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department, and was the commissioner of Precinct 3 for 32 years. He was a rancher, a member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the VFW, he was Polk Countian of the Year for 2005, he made the fi rst motion for the county to go with Memorial Health Care Systems and he was instrumental in bringing the sub-courthouse to Corrigan, as well as being instrumental in the development of the Corrigan Nursing Home. Buddy is known as a man who believed in God, loved his country, his county, his constituents of Precinct 3 and his family and friends. Buddy will be remembered by his friends and family as a man who lived a colorful life, and enjoyed life to the fullest. He is survived by his wife, Terri Purvis of Corrigan; son and daughter-in-law, Milton and Carla Purvis of Corrigan; daughter, Lee Nan Purvis of Corrigan; grandson, Milton Byrd Purvis Jr. of Corrigan; grandson, James Duncan “Jay” Purvis of Corrigan; brother, Cleo “Pee Wee” Purvis of Corrigan; brother and sister-in-law, John and Jan Purvis of Corrigan; sister, Johnnie Byrd Thomas of Corrigan; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Billy Fisher of Corrigan; sister, Sandra Purvis of Corrigan; brother- in-law, Randy Wilson of Seabrook; sister-in-law, Molly Locke of Corrigan and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of fl owers, donations may be made to the Charlene Purvis Memorial Scholarship Fund and Hospice in the Pines of Lufkin. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

John Hillary McLeod
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for John Hillary McLeod, 71, of Goodrich were held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Frank Hood offi ciating. Interment followed in Bold Springs Cemetery. He was born June 2, 1938 in Segno, the son of Norman Danie McLeod and Banie Chessher McLeod, and died Jan. 12, 2010 in Nacogdoches. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Deane Bostick and brother, Darwin McLeod. He is survived by his wife, Joyce McLeod of Goodrich; Penny S. Morton, daughter, of Austin; Anthony and Margaret Bostick, son and daughter-in-law, of Houston; Carey McLeod, daughter, of Vancouver, Canada; John Daniel and Janie McLeod, son and daughterin- law, of Houston; Clinton A. and Angie McLeod, son and daughterin- law, of Crosby; Deborah Bostick, daughter-in-law, of Clyde; Anthony A. and Sue McLeod, brother and sister-in-law, of Humble; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Raymond Hughes
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Raymond Hughes, 92, of Livingston were held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Pace Funeral Home. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jackie Sue Mills
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Jackie Sue Mills, 66, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs offi ciating. She was born April 19, 1943 in Houston, the daughter of John Moze Mize and Lillian Alabama Curry Mize, and died Jan. 9, 2010 in Livingston. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Estella Cortez, Zora Bedwell and Billie Nevill; brothers, Johnny Mize and Jerry Mize and husband, John Marice Mills. She is survived by Wilbert Louis and Stacy Sturdevant, son and daughter-in-law of Warsaw, Mo.; Dalva Alan “Chip” Vilo, son, of Livingston; Jason Ferral Gay, son, of Livingston; Melissa Kay and William Smelley, daughter and son-in-law, of Livingston; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Hilda Peggy Corcorran
LIVINGSTON – Hilda Peggy Corcorran, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was born Nov. 14, 1927 and died Jan. 9, 2010. Surviving family members include Bruce E. Corcorran, Linda A. (Corcorran) Wolfe, James R. Wolfe, Misty L. Wolfe, Michael A. Padilla and Carlton P. Wolfe. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Marjorie Ann Chandler
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Marjorie Ann Chandler, 85, of Livingston were held Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with Ernest Kinard offi ciating. She was born Oct. 4, 1924 in Kankakee, Ill., the daughter of George Henson and Phoebe Reynolds Henson, and died Jan. 12, 2010 in Livingston. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers. Mr. and Mrs. Chandler have lived and hosted campers from all over the world for 32 years in Polk County. They will be remembered for their hospitality on the campgrounds they managed and maintained on Lake Livingston. Mrs. Chandler’s love was not only for her family, but also for the visitors and local friends. “Be safe on the lake. Be careful going home. See ya when you come back,” were her mottos. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Marshall Chandler of Livingston; LeNora Chandler, daughter, of Livingston; Michael Chandler and Marci Aubel, son and friend, of Onalaska; grandchildren, Dawn Chandler of Erie, Pa., Kim and husband Teddi Blair of Mineola, Michael and wife Stacy Chandler of Onalaska and Marshall and wife Krystal Chandler of Onalaska and 12 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

Baby Dakota Ray Shown
LIVINGSTON — Baby Dakota Ray Shown, age 21 days, died on Jan. 12, 2010. Memorial services were held Saturday, Jan. 16, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Dakota was born Dec. 22, 2009 in Livingston to Steven and Ashley Blackburn Shown. He is survived by his parents; brother, Dylan Michael Shown of Livingston; grandmother, Connie Shown of Livingston; grandparents, Robert and Kathy Blackburn of Livingston and great-grandparents, Jack and Carolyn Brossette of Santa Fe and Bill and Dot Fitzgerald of Boston, Mass. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Carrol Smith Insall
LIVINGSTON — Carrol Smith Insall, 93, of Livingston died on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston. Mr. Insall was born Feb. 22, 1916 in Liberty Hill. Carrol loved to do woodworking, playing 42 dominoes and was a self-taught musician. He was a member of Blanchard Baptist Church. Surviving him in death are his son, Eugene M. Insall and wife Bessie E.; daughters, Peggy M. Insall Engelhardt and husband Pat and Helen C. Vasseur and husband Adrian; six grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren; seven great-greatgrandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Preceding him in death are his parents, Eric Warren and Clara Elizabeth Smith Insall; daughter, Winnie Insall, six brothers and three sisters. A celebration of Carrol’s life was held Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Blanchard Baptist Church, Livingston, with retired Rev. Royce Pennington and Pastor Fred Alford offi ciating. Visitations were held Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Pace Funeral Home and on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer. Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 14, at Soules Chapel Cemetery, with the Rev. Kenneth Mayo offi ciating. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

Dollie Vest
LIVINGSTON — Graveside services for Dollie Vest, 82, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in the Holhausen-Darby Cemetery, with Rev. Timothy Thompson offi ciating. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday Jan. 16, 2010, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Ms. Vest passed away Friday January 15, 2010, in Livingston. Dollie was born March 11, 1927 in Polk County to parents Dock Clifton and Mary Moore Clifton. She worked for many years as the Charge Nurse in the Carlton Rest Home were she was a LVN. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman Howell Vest; daughter, Baby Girl Musgrave; great-grandchildren, Colton Proctor, Bradley Russell; brothers, Lee Clifton, Jack Clifton and sisters, Daisy Mitchell, Ruby Elkins and Myrtle Watson. She is survived by her sons, Daryl Musgrave and wife Deborah Lynn Griffi n of Onalaska, Mike Musgrave and wife Susan of Onalaska, and Donald Musgrave and wife Betty of Onalaska, sister Clara Driskell. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Please sign the online guest book at www. cochranfh.com

 

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