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PRICE
VERNON -- Marvin L. “Salty” Price Jr., 85, of Vernon died Tues-day, Jan. 25, 2011, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services were held Fri-day, Jan. 28, in the Sullivan Funer-al Home Chapel with the Rev. Irl Holt officiating. Interment was in Eastview Cemetery under the direc-tion of Sullivan Funeral Home. Salty was born Feb. 7, 1925 in Vernon, the son of the late Marvin L. Price Sr. and the late Mamie Richards Price. He married Jennie Marie Brock on Aug. 18, 1946 in Vernon. She preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 1990. He later married Bobbie Potter in 1993 in Vernon. He had lived in Vernon all of his life. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp, was owner of Price Radiator Shop & Sporting Goods and was also was a farmer in the Northside community. He was a member of Vernon Jaycees, Vernon Lions Club and active in the Democratic Party, both local and state levels. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Bob-bie Price of Vernon; daughter, Patti Daniels of Cassville, Mo.; son, Bob Price of Livingston; sister, Mary Alice Jacobsen of Longmont, Co-lo.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorials can be made to a fa-vorite charity. Condolences to the family can be made at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.

GROSS
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Robert Allen Gross, 51, of Huntsville were held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Bro. Dennis Hodge officiating. Interment followed in Carlisle Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wes Wilson, Bo Gross, Charles Wilson, Mike Freeman and Russell Smith. He was born Aug. 14, 1959 in New Orleans, La., the son of Ha-rold Junior Gross and Mary Garrett Gross, and died Jan. 25, 2011 in North Cypress Medical Center. He is survived by his daughter, April Brewer of Huntsville; daugh-ter and son-in-law, Lacy and Justin Methvin of Harrison, Ark.; his grandchildren, Meagan, Cameron, Thomas and Bailee; his dad, Har-old Gross of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Joy and Charles Wilson of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Kathy Gross of Utah; nephews, Wes and Quirt, Bo and Hunter; niece, Jennifer and special friend, Delana Wilson. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GRANTHAM
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Alfred Calvin Grantham, 52, of Moscow were held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Robert Jones officiating. Gra-veside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Hineston, La., with Bro. Donald Turner officiat-ing. Mr. Grantham was born Aug. 5, 1958 in Lacompte, La. and died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Luf-kin. He was a Baptist by faith and was machinist for Georgia-Pacific in Corrigan. He lived in the Moscow area for 30 years and was a loving grandfather to his grandba-bies. He also enjoyed participating in the McDonald fishing tourna-ments. He is preceded in death by his father, Alfred Grantham. He is survived by his wife, Candy Lee Grantham of Moscow; son, Justin Grantham of Moscow; daughter, Tiffany Grantham of Livingston; mother, Margaret (Pilgrim) Bedgood of Hineston, La.; brothers, Vincent Eugene Gran-tham of Bossier City, La. and Virgil Wayne Grantham of Checotah, Okla.; grandchildren, Nova, Colter and Haiden and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers are Ray Myers, Steve Myers, Robert Odom, Norman Burgess, Wayne Pilgrim and Alfred Pilgrim. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BURTON
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Claude Edward Burton Jr., 71, of Livingston were held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in the cha-pel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. He was born Sept. 5, 1939 in New Toledo, Ohio, the son of Claude Burton Sr. and Betty Jane Merritt Burton, and died Jan. 26, 2011 in Lufkin. He is survived by son, Claude Burton III; daughters, April Lynn King, Shelly Leigh Barrett and Kelly Ann Brake; son, David Allen Burton and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CARTER
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside ser-vices for Betty Ruth Carter, 76, of Point Blank were held Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst, with the Rev. Mickey Fountain officiating. She was born Jan. 10, 1935 in Houston, the daughter of George and Ruth Downs, and died Jan. 20, 2011 in Conroe. She is survived by Billy Carter, husband, of Point Blank; Steven Carter, son, of El Campo; Marie Hayes, daughter, of Victoria; Ricky Carter, son, of El Campo; Patrick Carter, son, of El Campo; Steven Ray Newton, son, of Alabama; George “Butch” and Billy Downs, brother and sister-in-law, of Bluff-dale; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

THOMPSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Boyd Holland Thompson, 82, of Huntsville were held Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Hom-er Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Jimmy Wayne Roeder, Mack Ross, Josh Roeder, Jason Thompson, George Ross, Kenneth Ross and Caleb Thomp-son. He was born Jan. 28, 1928 in Eastland, the son of Hanes Hol-land Thompson and Lottie Barker Thompson, and died Jan. 20, 2011 in Conroe. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Vaudine Thomp-son; sisters, Mildred Knox and Georgena Perkins; brothers, Bobby Thompson and Glenn Thompson and son-in-law, Terry Roeder. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Thompson of Huntsville; Velma Roeder, daughter, of Livingston; Lois and George Ross, daughter and son-in-law, of Livingston; Hanes Thompson, son, of Atlanta, Ga.; Jimmy Boyd and Debbie Thompson of League City; Carl Wray and Martha Thompson, son and daughter-in-law, of Moscow; Dora Thompson, daughter, of Marshall; Angela Denise Neagle, daughter, of Huntsville; Rhonda Gayle Neagle, daughter, of Hunts-ville; 12 grandchildren, Terri and Todd Johnson, Jimmy Wayne and Michelle Roeder, Mack and Wendy Ross, Julie Ross, Michelle and Manny Llanes, Josh and Emily Roeder, George and Tessa Ross, Jason Thompson, Kenneth Ross, Jennifer Thompson, Caleb Thomp-son and Savannah Thompson and 14 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HAMMOND
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Chloe Alexander Hammond, 92, of Livingston were held Tues-day, Jan. 25, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livings-ton, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Alexander Cemetery in Livingston. She was born Jan. 7, 1919 in Onalaska, the daughter of Aubrey Burton Gafford and Lillie Kelley Gafford, and died Jan. 21, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents; her first hus-band, Claudie Lee Alexander; second husband, Hubert Hammond; sisters, Clara David and Macell Fuller and her brothers, Raymond Gafford, Howard Gafford and Gerald Gafford. She is survived by Glynn and Ju-dy Alexander, son and daughter-in-law, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Donald Alexander, son, of Livings-ton; grandchildren, Andy Alexan-der, Peter Alexander and Amy Al-exander and sisters, Iris Clift and Lois Martin. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GRIFFITH
LIVINGSTON -- Mary E. “Beth” Griffith of Livingston died Jan. 22, 2011 at the age 70. She was born Nov. 18, 1940 in Paris, Texas, the daughter of James Monroe Partridge and Dollie Lott Partridge. Beth was a resident of the Li-vingston community for 16 years. She was a waitress at Lone Star Charlie’s for 13 of those years. She is survived by a host of family and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

FOWLER
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Ina Louise Fowler, 89, of Channelview were held Wednes-day, Jan. 26, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Lonnie Crawford and Bro. Darrell Duff officiating. In-terment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mrs. Fowler was born Nov. 21, 1921 in Marlin and died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in her residence in Channelview. She was housewife all her life and a member of the Friendship Harbor Church. She will be re-membered for her great sense of humor. She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Singletary and Mary (Wallace) Singletary; sons, Elmer Lloyd “Chick” Cockrell and Tony Chavers and brothers, Leroy Singletary, Ray Singletary, and Joe Singletary. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Luther and Kath-leen Cockrell of Woodlake, Steve Chavers of Corrigan and DeWayne and Ashley Chavers of Moscow; daughters and sons-in-law, Elandor “Ellie” and Jerry Maxey of Corri-gan, Elaine Carr of Bryan and Ja-nise and Ronald Carr of Channel-view; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Martha Singletary of Cor-rigan; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Ben Cockrell, Jerry Keith Cockrell, Charles Lynn Cockrell, Shannon Cockrell, An-thony T. Chavers Jr. and Burt Mur-phy. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

JONES
CLEVELAND -- Janice Thompson Jones, 62, died on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in Houston. She was born in Baltimore, Md. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1948, to the late Daniel and Esther Shifflett. Janice was preceded in death by spouses, Kenneth Cochran and William Thompson. She is survived by her husband, Donald Jones; children, Kaylan Spoon and husband Gerald of Oklahoma, Barbara Ashby and hus-band Tim of Texas, Ruby Thomp-son of Baton Rouge, La., Amanda Jones of Tyler, Amber Fowler and husband Josh of Ace, Renee Cantrell and husband Chuck and Ray-mond Thompson; sister, Linda Cinquegrani and husband Wayne of Burton, Mich.; grandchildren, Christian Fowler, Robert Spoon, Christi Smith, Misty White, Britnee Lagan, Jaquie McGilvray, Jennifer Triana, Becky Montgomery, Kieth Hedges, Timothy Cantrell, Kayti Cantrell, Vince Hamaker, Jessica Salet and Rhagen Thompson; 20-plus great-grandchildren; niece, Danielle Foy of Surprise, Ariz. and numerous other loving family and friends. Services were held Monday, Jan. 24, at Neal Funeral Home. Inter-ment followed in Ace Community Cemetery. All services were handled by Neal Funeral Home.

RIDGEWAY
CLEVELAND -- Mary “Louise” Ridgeway, 90, of Pointblank died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, after a long illness in Ella Smithers Nursing Home in Huntsville. Louise was born on March 26, 1920 in Shakerag, Texas, the daughter of John Tate Haskins and Daisey Ann Heath Haskins. She was reared in East Texas, in the vicinity of Henderson and Long-view. Louise spent her adult life in the Baytown and Houston areas. Her last seven years were spent with her loving son and sole care-giver, John and wife Bobbie Nunn in Pointblank. She was married to Lewis (Pete) N. Ridgeway Jr., who retired from Southern Pacific Railroad. Pete died in 2000. She was the last sur-vivor of 12 siblings. Survivors include her son, John C. Nunn Sr. and wife Bobbie R. Bryant Nunn of Pointblank; son, Ray Ridgeway and wife Sarepta Ridgeway of Houston; one grand-daughter, Sherry Lynn Smith of Pointblank and three grandsons, Terry Blinn Gregory and wife Terri of Prospect, S.C., John C. Nunn Jr. of Cleveland and Kenneth R. Nunn of Pointblank, now serving in Iraq. In addition, Louise leaves behind nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Two of her great-grandchildren are now serving their country in the armed forces, PFC Codi Nunn, U.S. Army and Lance Corporal Tylor Nunn, U.S. Marine Corps. She also leaves behind numerous loving nieces and nephews, several of whom she raised as her own. She was a stay-at-home mom who was known for her skills in the kitchen; especially her hot water cornbread and much coveted lemon meringue pie. Her door was always open -- as former guests can attest -- especially for those needing a good meal and a place to rest. She was known as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. She loved to play Bingo, was a seam-stress, a cook, a devoted Houston Astro fan and loved playing cards and dominoes. She was especially proud to be a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1839 Cleve-land Memorial Post in Cleveland. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Neal Funeral Home in Cleveland. Mary Louise was laid to rest next to her loving husband, Pete and two of her brothers, David Neal and Cleatus R Haskins, in Resthaven Cemetery in Houston.

BOND
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Wilson Ray Bond, 74, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Mitchell Murphy and Ray Tallant officiating. Interment will follow in Big Sandy Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Zayne Parisi, Greg Abshire, Alexandria Baker, Cody Bond, Timothy Deininger, Emily Bond, Claire Bond, Abigail Reid and Kaleb Pearson. He was born Feb. 19, 1936 in Goose Creek, the son of William Johnson Bond and Ruby Lorene Wilson Bond, and died Jan. 23, 2011 at his home in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his daugh-ters, Laura Lee Bond and Tracy Lynn Bond. He is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Naida Schwark and husband Michael of Livingston; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gordon Bond and wife Deena of Baytown and Dale Bond and wife Vickie of Kingwood; wife, Diana Bond; daughters, Kay Seago of Livingston and Karon Abshire of King-wood; son and daughter-in-law, Chris Bond and wife Pam of Liber-ty; daughter and son-in-law, Jenni-fer Reid and husband John of Spring; his grandchildren, Zayne Parisi of Baytown, Gregory Abshire of Kingwood, Alexandria Baker of Baytown, Cody Bond of Liberty, Timothy Deininger of Humble, Emily Bond of Liberty, Claire Bond of Liberty and Abigail Reid of Spring and two great-grandchildren, Kaleb Pearson of Baytown and Karly Pearson of Baytown. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

STUBBS
PALESTINE -- Graveside ser-vices for Jerry Don Stubbs, 62, of Palestine were held Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Weldon Cemetery, with the Rev. David Malone offi-ciating. Mr. Stubbs died Thursday, Jan. 13, in East Texas Medical Center. He was born July 30, 1948 in Mar-lin to John H. and Mildred Baker Stubbs. Mr. Stubbs was a lead deck hand and worked on tugboats. He was a Baptist. Mr. Stubbs was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Sandra Bear Stubbs, in 2008. He is survived by his daughters, Janet Tillman and Teresa Ander-son, both of Palestine; sons, Jimmy Stubbs and partner Albert, Johnny Stubbs and wife Lisa of Palestine and B.J. Bear and wife Alantha of Livingston; sisters, Nell Frye of Corrigan, Linda Shephard of Pear-land, Nita Coleman of Katy and Susan Harlan of Hearne; a brother, Marty Stubbs of California and one grandchild, Ashleigh Stubbs of Palestine. Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Palestine, was in charge of arrangements.

-HOLBROOK
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Alicia Elizabeth Holbrook, 51, of Point Blank were held Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in the First Baptist Church in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. She was born June 15, 1959 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Jose and Maria Gonzales, and died Jan. 17, 2011 at her home in Point Blank. She is survived by her husband, Dana of Point Blank; son, Billy Holbrook of Point Blank and brothers, Robert, Joey, Albert and Johnny. 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.

REED
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Harry Thomas Reed, 88, of Corrigan were held Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Phil Corbett officiating. In-terment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan, with military honors provided by Veterans of Foreign War Post 8568 of Livingston. Mr. Reed was born April 2, 1922 in Tipton, Ind. and died Jan. 17, 2011, in Lufkin. He proudly served his country in United States Coast Guard. He played semi-pro baseball for many years; playing for The Lufkin Fore-sters, Plymouth Oilers, Houston Buffalos, and he also playing for the Coast Guard. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II, stationed in Kauai, Hawaii from 1942-1946. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter Reed and Marie (Spay) Reed and brothers, Kenneth Reed and Lewis Reed. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Mike Murphy of Corrigan, Martha and Eddie Butler of Redland and Pamela and Wharton Foster of Tyler; sisters and brothers-in-law, Naomi and Jack Peter of Corpus Christi and Wanda and Jim Cop-penger of Pensacola, Fla.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Caleb Murphy, Thomas Murphy, Matthew Butler, Roland Popham, Jeff Burns and Walter Popham. Honorary pall-bearers were Mike Murphy, Eddie Butler, Wharton Foster and William Johns. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

JACKSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Clara Faye Jackson, 83, of Livingston were held Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Orval Barger and the Rev. Bruce Baker officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers were Terry Gene Jackson, Michael Jackson, Jerry Jackson, Kyle Jackson, Ryan San-derson and Shawn Seankowalik. Honorary pallbearers were Barry Jackson, Leslie Peterson, Lonnie Peterson and Sean Vincent. She was born April 9, 1927 in Stone Point, the daughter of Ches-ter Pierce and Mary Owings Pierce, and died Jan. 19, 2011 in Lufkin. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carroll Jack-son; her brothers, Odell Pierce and Alfred Pierce and her sisters, No-velle Erickson and Billie Jean Owens. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Denise Jackson of Livingston, Odell and Shirley Jackson of Livingston and Terry and Linda Jackson of Crosby; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

RICHARDSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lillie Mae Richardson, 82, of Soda were held Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. In-terment followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery in Segno. She was born Sept. 5, 1928 in Warren, the daughter of William Wales and Ethel Mancel Wales, and died Jan. 2011 in Point Blank. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pascal Richard-son; grandchild, Billy Ray Free-man; sister, Margaret Selman and a nephew, David Selman. Lillie is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Jim Mitchell of Spring and Sandy and Mike Freeman of Point Blank; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Lau-rie Richardson of Hortense; grand-children, Kristy Hutchins, Michael A. Freeman, April and Lorne Boyd, Grant and Kristen Richardson, Mary Richardson, Jimmy Brasher, Bubba and Joretta Brasher, Mindy and Iggie Herrera and Sonya and Jordan Alexander; great-grandchildren, Dakota Marett, Cole Hutchins, Arielle Wickkiser, Cyanne Boyd, Savannah Boyd, Lauren Boyd, Skyla Alexander, Austin Herrera, and Avery Herrera and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

NELSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Joyce Mayzell Nelson, 80, of Livingston were held Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in the First United Me-thodist Church in Livingston. In-terment followed in Bold Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brandon Nel-son, Montana Nelson, Wade Nel-son, Lain Gay, Ben Bell, Trey Darling and Billy Smith Jr. Hono-rary pallbearers were Mike Davis, Gary Templin and Jimmy Ward. She was born Nov. 13, 1930 in Onalaska, the daughter of Fred and Dovie Barnett Davis, and died Jan. 14, 2011 in Lufkin. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 33 years, Les-ter Nelson and brothers, Fred “Buddy” Davis Jr., James Davis, Carl Davis, Rufis Davis and John-nie Ray Davis. Joyce is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bubba Watson of Livingston; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Debra Nelson of Livingston and Ricky and Marcey Nelson of Livingston; grandchildren, Becky and Ben Bell, Tina and Lain Gay, Brandon Nel-son, Montana and Meghan Nelson, Rachel and Trey Darling, Stevi and Billy Smith Jr. and Wade Nelson; great-grandchildren, Ruthie Gay, Alexis Darling, Garrett Gay, Brady Bell, Cason Nelson, Carter Nelson and Ace Nelson; brother, Jimmie Davis and wife Sheila of Kerrville; sisters-in-law, Barbara Davis of Houston, Deloris Davis of Livings-ton, Irene Patterson, Lily, Lucille of Houston and Elsie Mae and Faye Nelson of Livingston; many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and all of her “special grandchildren from her daycare.” Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GIBSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Marjeanne Platt Gibson, 67, of Livingston were held Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Soda Baptist Church in Soda. Interment followed in Midway Cemetery in Livingston. She was born March 5, 1943 in Polk County, the daughter of Oscar R. Platt and Elsie Vaudine Shirley Platt, and died Jan. 14, 2011 in Lufkin. She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Gibson Sr.; her father; a grandson, Matthew Goff and a nephew, Gary Peden. Marjeanne is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Judi and Robert Manning of Opelika, Ala. and Beverly and Victor Goff of Chunchula, Ala.; son, Kenneth Gibson Jr. of Livingston; grand-children, Jeremy Manning of Opelika, Heather and Jessie Waits of Opelika, Daniel Goff of Chunchula and Madison Goff of Chunchula; mother, E. Vaudine Platt of Flint; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Sissy Platt of San Antonio; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Earshel Peden of Flint; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JACOBSEN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Robert Leroy Jacobsen, 76, of Livingston, Texas will he held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in Trinity Lutheran Church in Li-vingston. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. He was born Feb. 26, 1934 in Atchinson, Kan., the son of Henry Christian Jacobsen and Minnie Kanning Jacobsen, and died Jan. 15, 2011 in Livingston. Robert is survived by his wife, Karin Jacobsen of Livingston; sons, Kurt and Eric Jacobsen of Livingston; daughter, Amy Potter of Watkins, Colo.; brother, Antoine Jacobsen of Smithville, Mo.; sisters, Roslie Kearney of Atchinson, Kan. and Elizabeth Meng of Wathena, Kan.; grandchildren, Christopher Niehaus, Stacy Niehaus, Sara Hodges, Cory Heaven, Jesse Heaven, Caleb Heaven, Machala Potter, C. J. Potter, Megan Potter and Zack Potter; great-grandchildren, Brian Niehaus, Kyle Niehaus, Sullivan Bricarell, Luke Heaven and Kael Heaven and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GUERRERO
CLEVELAND -- Gilbert Guerrero, 69, died on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Shepherd. He was born in Refugio on Wednesday, June 18, 1941, to the late Joseph and Paula Guerrero. Gilbert was preceded in death by his brothers, Salvador and Vincent Guerrero and sisters, Angie Melen-dez, Hope Norman and Simona Anzaldua. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Ellen Guerrero; child-ren, Gilbert Guerrero and wife Joni of Carleton, Mich., Ray Guerrero and Melione Dawson of Livings-ton, La., Gloria Sosa and husband Fidel of Lake Jackson, Donnie and Claudia Mordecai of Waller and Mark Mordecai of El Paso; sisters, Elia and Joe Perez, Mary Louise and Jim White, Erlinda Benzindez, and Nina Rios; grandchildren, Sa-mantha, Gilbert II, Olivia, Ty, Jus-tin, Mackenzie and Wyatt; his sweetheart, Katlyne Pollard; along with numerous other loving family and friends. Gilbert was a member of the Cleveland AA and celebrated his sobriety of 36 years in October, 2010. Services were held at Neal Fu-neral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, with Pastor Robert Brown officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Farley Chapel Cemetery. All service arrangements were handled by Neal Funeral Home.

WALDREP
LIVINGSTON -- Charlsie Estelle Richardson Waldrep, 85, was born Feb. 12, 1925 in Hardin and died Jan. 13, 2011 in Abilene. Charlsie is survived by her daughter, Patsy Hutchison and husband Marvin of Abilene; grand-children, Tracie, Mark and Marvin; great-grandchildren, Stewart and Travis; great great-grandchild, Mat-thew; brother, Marvin Richardson and wife Melvice of Holly Grove; sisters, Patsy Ruth Allen and hus-band Red of Holly Grove, Bobbie Collins and husband Wayne of Grapeland, Lou Dell Richardson and husband Kenneth of Holly Grove and Eddie Brackin and hus-band Billy of Segno, along with a host of friends whom will miss her greatly. She is preceded in death by her husband, M.H. Waldrep; son, Mark Howard Waldrep and parents, Charles Payton and Trudie Rich-ardson. A celebration of her life was held Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Holly Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Billy Brackin officiating. Burial followed in Holly Grove Cemetery. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

WOODS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Wallace Neil Woods, 90, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livings-ton, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Blue Springs Cemetery in Etoile. Pallbearers were Keven Woods, Charles Woods, Roy Stanford, Ben Stanford, Chet Stanford and Haden Steagall. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568 of Livingston. He was born Feb. 17, 1920 in Applebee, the son of John Leyslie Woods and Ellye May Miller Woods, and died Jan. 17, 2011 at his home in Livingston. He is pre-ceded in death by his parents and his brother, Charles Woods. He is survived by his wife, Doris Woods of Livingston and brother, John Woods of Bryan. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ANDERSON
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Delores Jean Anderson, 63, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Fred Alford officiating. She was born Sept. 24, 1947 in Delhi, La., the daughter of Lloyd Coulter and Mildred Holley Coulter, and died Jan. 15, 2011 at her home in Livingston. She is pre-ceded in death by her father. She is survived by her son, Larry Wayne Anderson Jr. of Livingston; mother, Mildred Coulter of Houston; grandchildren, Gregory James Anderson of Cleveland and Haley Brooke Anderson of Magnolia; brothers, Jerry Coulter of Houston and Michael Coulter of Livingston; sisters, Linda Coulter of Houston and Karen Gilmore of Houston and several nieces and nephews. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

 

FRAZIER
LIVINGSTON -- Mary Frazier, born June 24, 1958 in Marietta, Ohio, died on Jan. 11, 2011 in Goodrich at the age of 52 years. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Frazier and parents, Cecil Gunnels and Shirley Haught. Her loving family includes brothers, Richard Gunnels, Bobby Gunnels and wife Dee and Tony Gunnels and wife Lorrie; sisters, Patricia Gunnels Collins, Lisa Wil-fong and husband Charlie, Donna Gunnels and Carloyn Riggs; very close friends, Robert and Darla (Hudson) DeRose; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. A celebration of Mary’s life was held Friday, Jan. 14, at Soda Bapt-ist Church. Inurnment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery at a later date. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

WHITEHEAD
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for John B. Whitehead, 78, of Huntsville were held Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Bob Lewis officiating. Interment followed in Carlisle Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bruce White-head, Craig Whitehead, John Michael Whitehead, Levi Whitehead, Andrew Foster, Tyler Foster and Larry Sowell. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568 of Livingston. He was born Jan. 8, 1933 in Lovelady, the son of Bennie Whitehead and Ettie Baker Whitehead, and died Jan. 11, 2011 in Baytown. He is preceded by his parents and his grandson, Jerry Wayne Webb. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, John and Cathy White-head of Channelview; daughter, Cheryl Sowell of Humble; grand-children, Candice Sowell of Tyler, Robbie Whitehead of North Shore, John Michael Whitehead of North Shore, Levi Whitehead of North Shore, Meagon Lassetter of Ana-huac and Carrie Morehead of Clear Lake; great-grandchildren, Tyler Foster, Andrew Foster, An-drea Turman, Ethan Whitehead, Kelsey Whitehead, Cydney Lassetter, Hayley Lassetter and Lofton Leeth and brother and sister-in-law, Willie H. and Melva Whitehead of Carlisle. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PIVONKA
LIVINGSTON -- Joseph John Pivonka, lovingly known as Joe Joe, was born June 15, 1927, in Jourdanton, to Victor and Mary Pivonka. He was the youngest of nine siblings. He died on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at the age of 83 in Livingston. He joined the U.S. Army right out of high school and went on to see much of the world. He saw active duty as a member of the Army’s Company ‘L’, 223rd Infantry Regiment, known as the Young-hans, during the Korean War. Af-ter his tour of duty, he worked for Union Carbide in Texas City. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and VFW Post 89. At 38, he relin-quished bachelorhood to marry Louise McGuire of Texas City in 1965 to start a family of his own. He retired to the small community of Onalaska to live out his days filled with fishing, playing cards, and taking weekend trips with his friends. He is remembered as a cancer survivor, a lover of life, but most importantly, how he touched all the lives close to him. From childhood memories of pier fishing and Hershey bars to the recent past of let-ters and cards sharing his weekend travels and the joy of winning the occasional scratch-off, family member say he is and always will be loved. He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Garcia and Elizabeth Pivonka; his grandchildren, Nicholas and Brianna Garcia, Jacob, Bran-don, and Preston Cooper; his daughters in heart, Brenda McGuire and Kathy Kimbrell (whom he affectionately called Peanut); his sister, Vlasta Pesek of La Marque and his numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and seven of his siblings. He was laid to rest on Wednes-day, Dec. 22, 2010, at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery alongside the brothers and sisters he served with so long ago while those who remain sent him on with military honors.

JERNIGAN
MIDDLESEX, N.C. - Lizzie Mae Manning Jernigan, 87, formerly of Livingston, died on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. She and her husband had served as missionaries to the Alabama-Coushatta Indians, and had pas-tored the First Texas Indian Baptist Church from 1969-2003 prior to retiring back home to North Caro-lina. They had dedicated themselves to serving the Lord for many years. She was known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her and as someone who will be greatly missed. She is survived by her loving and faithful husband of 65 years, the Rev. Roy H. Jernigan; one daugh-ter, Linda J. Hughes and husband, Dean; son, Larry Jernigan and wife, Nell; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, ne-phews and cousins; and numerous members of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe in Livingston. Funeral services were held Sat-urday, Jan. 15, at Shingleton Fu-neral Home, Wilson, N.C. with burial following in Bailey Ceme-tery. Online condolences can be made at www.shingletonfh.com.

CRYER
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Kester D. Cryer, 93, of Chester were held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Mark Martin officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Pine Grove Cemetery in the Barnum Community in Polk County. Mr. Cryer was born Nov. 11, 1917 in Angelina County and died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, in Corri-gan. He was employed in the maintenance department at Champion for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corrigan. He proudly served his coun-try in the United States Air Force and he loved hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by his wife, Cecil (Brookshire) Cryer; parents, George and Florence (Vanghen) Cryer and son, Glen Cryer. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Don and Mary Cryer of Chester; daughter-in-law, Glenda Cryer of Livingston; grand-daughters and husbands, Donna and Terry Lawson of McKinney, Celia and John “Jack” Davis of Livingston, Sandy and Gabe Gil-zow of Chester and Alison and Alex Davis of Colmesneil; great-grandchildren, Ashley Lawson and Tyler Lawson of McKinney, Mitch Davis, Brady Davis, Reese Davis of Colmesneil and Belle Gilzow, Audrey Gilzow, Olivia Gilzow, Rex Gilzow of Chester and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Terry Lawson, John “Jack” Davis, Gabe Gilzow, Alex Davis, Tyler Lawson and Mitch Davis. Honorary pallbearer was Dennis Whitworth. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Trena Gail Williams, 34, of Livingston were held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Indian Village As-sembly Of God in Livingston. In-terment followed in the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Craig Battise, Melanie Battise, Bruce Battise, Glenda Williams, Herbert Johnson, Jr. and Delbert Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were the Children’s Pow Wow Committee and Reservation Security. She was born March 4, 1976 in Woodville, the daughter of Ken-neth Williams and Millie Thomp-son Williams, and died Jan. 5, 2011 in Houston. She is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Millie Williams of Livingston; sister, Marisa Williams of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Elliott and Mary Williams of Arizona; brother, Cameron Wil-liams of Livingston; five special children, Brailen Battise, Charley Battise and Tasheena Horace of Seven Oaks, Crailee Battise of Livingston and Augie Beene of Livingston; two nieces, Bianka Gard-ner of Livingston and Erika Williams of Arizona and two nephews, Branson White Thunder of Livings-ton and Eagle Bear Williams of Arizona. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive, including extended family, Hebert Johnson Sr. and family. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

TULLOS
CLEVELAND -- Anita Maye Walters Porter Tullos, 88, of Cleve-land died on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. She was born in Henderson on Sept. 3, 1922, the daughter of Stuart Joshua and Emaline Adams Burks, both of whom preceded her in death, along with her loving husbands, James Alfred Walters, Nathan Ward Porter and C.W. Tul-los; sister, Etha Rheat Burks Cum-mings and husband, Thomas Wheeler and daughter-in-law, Bon-nie Lou Walters. Survivors include her sons, Ste-wart Donnis Walters and wife Sharon and Randy Walters; stepsons, Enos Tullos and wife Tammy and Jack Tullos and wife Paula; step-daughters, Jo Tullos and Lena Enloe; granddaughters, Terri Blanton and husband Matthew, Mindy Ellis and husband Kevin and Jennifer Bradley and husband Michael and great-grandchildren, James Blanton and wife Katie, Tyler Blanton, Chris Brown, Stephen Ellis, Betha-ny Blanton and Jake Ellis. Bro. Frank Hood and Bro. Earl Faust presided over funeral services held on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Bluff Cemetery, Livingston.

MANNING
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside ser-vices for David Manning, 76, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Grounds Cemetery in Crockett, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. He was born Dec. 28, 1934 in Crockett, the son of John Henry Manning and Johanna Grounds Manning, and died Jan. 11, 2011 in Livingston. He is survived by his wife, Fleta Manning; son, David Manning; daughters, Pam Manning and Charlene Proffitt; son-in-law, Sam Proffitt; grandchildren, David Wayne Manning Jr., Jennifer Mills, Nicole Manning, Samantha Manning, Jessica Arzola, Joanna Proffitt, Todd Mills Sr., Erica Arzola, David Ray, Dawn Manning, Heather Hennigan and Nicole Wise and great-grandchildren, Todd Mills Jr., Eric Mills, Brandon Mills, Madalynn Manning, Delilah Ray, Dustin Hennigan and Brooklyn Hennigan. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WEICHT
ALVIN – A memorial service for Rebecca “Becky” Berlin Weicht, 46, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at the Church of Harvest on Hwy. 6 East in Alvin, Brazoria County. Becky and her little dog Dillon were killed on the evening of Jan. 6 when an 18-wheeler hit her on SH 105 West near Batson, Hardin County. Becky lived with her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Berlin, MSgt. retired. Sgt. Berlin is in Grace Care Nursing Home in Lufkin. Becky attended high school in Alvin and in the Panama Canal Zone, where she showed horses. She previously lived in New Mexico. She was predeceased by her adoptive mother, Diana D. Berlin and by her 25-year-old son, Mi-chael, last July. She is survived by her brother, Dwayne Berlin of the East Coast; her stepsister, Catherine Berlin Johnson; her former husband, Quinton T. Weicht; her 10-year-old son, Cody W. Weicht; her daughter, Savannah Bartley and her granddaughter, “Cammie” Potter, all of Alvin and Manvel. Her cremains were handled by Faith and Family Funeral Home in Batson.

RUE
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for David Lee Rue, 75, of Point Blank were held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Livingston Church of God in Christ, with Supt. Rayford Chimney officiating. Interment followed in Coraville Cemetery in Blanchard. Mr. Rue died Dec. 28, 2010 in Point Blank. He was born April 25, 1935 in Georgianne, Ala., the son of Lou-cious Rue and Eddie Bell Rue, and attended school in Bakersfield, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Lea-trice White-Rue; nine daughters, Rita R. Rue, Dedra J. Griffin (Edward), Lessie Mae Jackson (Claude), Rachael Jackson (Curtis), Donna Rue, Vanessa Gould, Elaine Phillips, Paula L. Hill and Kathy Smith (Jessie); seven sons, Robert Dawson, Charles Filmore, Gregory Phillips, Chris Rue, Anthony Hill (Jackie), Calvin Hill (Felicia) and Dexter Hill (Karmen); five step-children, Yolanda Parker, Monica Green (Robby), Lynita Buckmire (Gibbon), Umkembia Gardner (William) and Daphne Davis (Ma-charius); two brothers, the Rev. Melvin Barnes (Carolyn) and J.J. Barnes (Bernice); three sisters, Ollie Mae Kennerly (Robert) and Doris Anderson and Ruby J. Alexander; 59 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Tony Bookman, Gregory Smith, Robby Green, Ro-derick Smith Jr., David Smith and Dexter Hill Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Rue, Dexter Hill Sr., Anthony Hill, Calvin Hill, Larry J. Harrison and Jessie Carter. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

REDMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Claude Bryan Redman III, 58, of Livingston will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. He was born Jan. 5, 1952 in Houston, the son of Claude Bryan Redman Jr. and Mary Dionne Redman, and died Jan. 2, 2011 at his residence in Livingston. He is survived by his daughter, Angela D. Haley of Humble; moth-er, Mary D. Redman of Humble; brothers, Brian Keith Redman of Katy and Terry Lee Redman of Lakeland, Fla.; sister, Susan D. Rutledge of Phoenix, Ariz. and grandchildren, Jordan D. Haley of Humble and Garrett M. Haley of Humble. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

COX
ONALASKA -- Memorial services for B.T. Cox, 78, of Onalaska will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Skeeter’s Club on Hwy 356 North. He was born Feb. 1, 1932 in Fort Worth, the son of Willie Curtis Cox and Elna Maurine Ellis Cox, and died Dec. 7, 2010 in Livingston. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Cox of Onalaska. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KITCHENS
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Clifton Roy Kitchens, 79, Spring were held Thursday, Jan.6, 2011, in Jones-Prairie Cemetery in Leggett. He was born April 29, 1931 in Port Arthur, the son of Robert E. Kitchens and Cecelie Kasper Kitchens, and died Jan. 5, 2011 in Houston. Mr. Kitchens received his bache-lor’s degree Aug. 19, 1972 from Lamar University in Beaumont and retired as supervisor for the Internal Revenue Service after 29 years of dedicated service. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Thomas Kitchens of Spring; son, Clifton Bradley Kitchens of Conroe; daughter-in-law, Britanye Nicole Kitchens; daughter, Karen Lynn LeBlanc of Austin; grand-daughter, Alisa LeBlanc of Austin; brother, Kenneth R. Kitchens of Augusta, S.C.; sister-in-law, Nancy Kitchens of Augusta, S.C. and mother-in-law, Isadora Thomas of Spring. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BATTISE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Gerald Emory Battise, 68, of Grand Prairie were held Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Indian Village Presbyterian Church, with Elder Debra Battise-Kleinman, CLP and Bro. Rudy Martinez officiating. Interment followed in the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Mark Kaulaity, Josh Kaulaity, Chris Omalza, Peter Seahmer, Kevin Battise, Joey Silva, Ryan Daniel and Bruce Bat-tise. Honorary pallbearers were Parker Kaulaity, Antonio Silva, Foster Bullock Jr., Anthony Hasley, Floyd Hasley Jr., Gary Bullock Sr., Burton Bullock and Brady Bullock. He was born July 12, 1942 in Livingston, the son of Alfred Battise and Velma Bullock Battise, and died Jan. 3, 2011 in Irving. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lester Battise, Wyman Battise, Dean Battise and Karlwood Battise and nephews, Lonnie Battise and Lester Battise Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Battise of Grand Prairie; sister, Maxine Battise Silva of San Augustine; mother of his child, Victo-ria Battise of Grand Prairie; friend, Bobby Bolton of Grand Prairie and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com. -30-

BEARDEN
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Barbara Jean Bearden, 73, for-merly of Middletown, Conn. then of Diboll, Texas for the past 22 years, were held Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Mack Faircloth officiating. Interment followed in Ryan Chapel Cemetery in Diboll. Mrs. Bearden was born Oct. 15, 1937 in Derby, Conn. and died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at her residence in Diboll. She was employed as a clerk for Standard Napp for many years and was a member of the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was also a member of the La-dies Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 1876. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Bartolotta and Mary Ellen (LaMotte) Bartolotta and three brothers. She is survived by her husband, Edgar “Pete” Bearden of Diboll; sons and daughter-in-law, Grant and Connie Bearden of Middle-town, Conn., Dean J. Bearden of Middletown, Conn. and Keith Bearden of New York City, N.Y.; daughters and son-in-law: Alice Chittenden of Gilford, Conn. and Linda and Julio Agofta of Meri-dian, Conn.; five grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Butch Parrish, Joe Bearden, Jeff Bearden, Jason Bearden, Bo Bardwell and Bobby Murry. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

RAMSEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Heather Nicole Dorris Ramsey, 25, of Marquez were held Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Frank Hood officiating. Interment followed in Midway Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Aaron Hubert, Dustin Young, Freddy Augrie, A.J. Shunkwiler, Colton Pegoda and Lynn Hubert. Honorary pallbearers were Alan Addison, Thomas Addi-son, Dana Piper, Robert Hubert, Dale Hubert and Bill Kotterman. She was born Feb. 15, 1985 in Humble, the daughter of Randall Allen Dorris and Melissa Segrest, and died on Dec. 30, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Jerrmey Ramsey of Marquez; son, Carter Allen Ramsey of Marquez; daughter, Chloe Nicole Ramsey of Marquez; stepdaughter, Jessica Ramsey of Marquez; mother, Me-lissa Segrest and Timothy Syms of Livingston; father and stepmother, Randall and Dianna Dorris of Li-vingston; brother, Heath Allen Dorris of Livingston; her grandparents, Bobbie Lou Segrest of Livingston, Allen and Lou Dorris of Conroe and Ellen Moye of Aransas Pass; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert and Donna Archer of Marquez; sisters-in-law, Brandy Smith and Rhonda Rhodes; nephews, Colton, Wade and Hunter; nieces, Kiley Jo and Lacey and aunt, Linda Dorris. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PHILLIPS
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for William Carl Phillips, 76, of Onalaska were held Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. Servic-es were officiated by his sons and grandsons. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Buddy Gilreath, Johnny Phillips Jr., Lisa Alsbrook, Kenny Courville, David Schumacher and Jerrell Smith Jr. Life-long friend, Jerrell Smith Sr., served as honorary pallbearer. Bill was born on Jan. 12, 1934 in Sallisaw, Okla., to Edna Vennie Smith and Clifton Lloyd Phillips, and died at his home on Dec. 29, 2010. Bill is preceded in death by his son, Carl; his grandson, Christopher; his son-in-law, Carmen Gi-lreath; his parents and three sisters. Bill was known as a most honor-able man, with family, God and his country the most important parts of his life. He is survived by his wife, Nova Phillips of Onalaska; sons, Johnny Lloyd Phillips and wife Deborah of Suffolk, Va. and Ronald Eugene Philips and wife Karen of Ona-laska; daughter, Deborah Sue Gilreath of Skiatook, Okla.; brothers, Raymond Phillips and James Phil-lips, both of Onalaska; sisters, Ver-line Smith of Livingston and Doris Woodard and Virginia Carter, both of Muldrow, Okla.; six grandchil-dren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KIMBALL
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Leonard Lee Kimball Jr. 67, of Livingston, were held Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. He was born March 31, 1943 in Woodville, the son of Leonard Lee Kimball Sr. and Rose Lee Stafford Kimball, and died Dec. 29, 2010 at his home in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Alice Kimball of Silsbee; sons, David Lee Kimball of Beaumont, Lynn Rogers of Silsbee and Larry Whitmire of Silsbee; daughters, Jo Nell Kimball of Beaumont, Debie Kimball of Beaumont, Connie Flowers of Silsbee and Julie Callaway of Silsbee; sister, Hazel Kettl of Vidor; brother, Alvin Kimball of Livingston; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

Y'BARBO
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Shirley Ann Y’Barbo, 75, of Livingston were held Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Heuermann officiating. In-terment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Chad Stanford, Justin McGaha, Jared McGaha, Kolby Y’Barbo, David Mitchell, Joe LeBlanc and Mike Westcott. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Kolbachinski, Ronnie Becker, Chris Williams, Stephanie Mitchell, Kelsie Fuller and Kristina Y’Barbo. She was born July 4, 1933 in Navasota, the daughter of Toney C. Kolbachinski and Winnie Barnhill Kolbachinski, and died Dec. 30, 2010 at her home in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gill Nelson Y’Barbo Sr.; grandson, Clint Russell Stanford; sister, Florence Schively and her parents. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela Ann and Doug Stanford of Leggett, Sheryl Y’Barbo and Troy Grimes of Livingston and Toni Michele and Charles Fuller of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Gill Nelson Jr. and Tina Y’Barbo of Livingston; sister, Marie Williams of Lindale; brother, Arnold Ray Kolbachinski of Carlos; grandchildren, Chad and Shonda Stanford, Justin and Angie McGaha, Jared and Bobbie McGaha, Kolby Y’Barbo, Stephanie and David Mitchell, Kel-sie Fuller and Kristina Y’Barbo and great-grandchildren, Taylor Stan-ford, Dylan Stanford, Gabriel Stan-ford, Cole Stanford, Hayden Stan-ford, Jacob Wiggins, Kyle Mitchell, Trevor McGaha, Cameron McGaha, Haley Mitchell, Addison McGaha, and Jayden McGaha. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MCFARLAND
ROSENBERG -- Funeral services for Frances L. McFarland, 85, of Rosenberg were held Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Ro-senberg with interment following in Forest Park Westheimer in Hou-ston. Frances was born Sept. 27, 1925 in Edna. She died Dec. 31, 2010 in Richmond. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hosea B. and Cecilia (Benson) Wright; son, Jesse E. McFarland III and daughter-in-law, Mary McFarland. Frances is survived by her hus-band of over 66 years, Jesse E. McFarland Jr.; son, Donald McFar-land; daughter, Janice Taylor; grandchildren, Kevin McFarland and wife, Wendy, Lisa Royer, Jana Charlton, William "Bill" Taylor and wife, Michelle, Barbara McFarland and Jesse E. McFarland IV; great-grandchildren, Haley McFarland, Gregory McFarland, Olivia McFarland, Madison Royer, Mackenzie Royer, Brittany Charl-ton Lucas and husband, Eric and Taylor Charlton; great-great-grandchild, Addison Lucas; along with other family and friends. For those wishing, tributes and words of condolence may be left for the McFarland family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com. Pallbearers included Jesse E. McFarland IV, Kevin McFarland, Gregory McFarland, William "Bill" Taylor, Daniel Royer and John Bazzoon. Arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, Rosenberg.

BROWN
MOUNT VERNON – Funeral services for James Brown, 85, were held Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in the Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Vernon, with the Rev. Garry Jordan officiating. In-terment followed in Tranquil Cem-etery. Mr. Brown was born Dec. 15, 1925 in Mt. Vernon, the son of Will and Mary McMillan Brown, and died Dec. 30, 2010 in Mt. Vernon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Haley Brown, whom he married on July 13, 1946. Survivors include his children, Kenneth Brown of Edmond, Okla., Lynda Henrich of Frisco and Den-nis Brown of Forney; brothers, Melvin Brown of Dallas and Charles Brown of Missouri City; sister, Mary Jones of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Shawn Offutt, Beau Brown, Jimmie Brown, Chris Brown, Ricky Jones and Charles Brown.

PARR
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Frank Parr Sr., 80, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. He was born April 20, 1930 in Yoakum and died Jan. 2, 2011 at his residence in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bet-ty Jean Parr; five brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his son, Frank Parr Jr. of New Caney; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Norman Anderson of Livingston; grandchil-dren, Virginia Schlageter of Livingston, Andrew Garoutte of Livingston, Jeremy Parr of Livingston, Amber Mereworth of Brenham and Bethany Parr of Iowa and a host of other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MEADOWS
LIVINGSTON -- Wallace Tad Meadows, born Dec. 3, 1952 in Freeport, died Dec. 20, 2010 in Leggett at the age of 58. Wallace is preceded in death by his parents, Waldon and Maxine Meadows. He is survived by his daughter, Josi Danielle Meadows of Chan-nelview; sister, Dina Merryman of Houston; two nieces; four great-nieces and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Jones Prairie Cemetery, FM 942 in Leggett, with Pastor Harold Isaacs officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Wallace “Dallas” Meadows to PRCA Cow-boy Ins. Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Dr., Colorado Springs, Colorado, TX 80919 or American Cancer Society, 1515 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

PRINCE
KATY -- Martha Janice (Jean) Prince, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Oakmont Nursing Home in Katy. Her life began Aug. 9, 1924 in Little Rock Ark., where she was raised and later married her hus-band of almost 65 years, Coy Ed-ward Prince, who preceded her in death in 2009. She is survived by two children, Coye Leah Prince and partner Judy Jackson of Houston and Benny Hugh Prince and spouse Gayla of Fulshear; three grandsons, Christopher Hugh Prince and spouse Karen of San Jose, Calif., Benny Edward Prince and spouse Michelle of Katy and Ryan Llewellyn of Hou-ston and four great-grandchildren, Melanie Prince of San Jose, Calif. and Lauren, Connor and Brooklyn Prince of Katy. Jean and Coy spent many happy years raising their family on the farm in Manvel, followed by many happy retirement years on Lake Livingston in Trinity. She dearly loved her family and friends and enjoyed cooking, Bingo and remembering old stories and making new ones. She will be remembered as a fun, honest, sincere person who was especially fond of all animals. During her time at Oakmont Nursing Facility she made many new, dear friends while maintaining old friendships that lasted over 60 years.

APPLING
LIVINGSTON – Nona Kim Appling was born Aug. 23, 1960 in Dayton and died on Dec. 19, 2010 in Houston. She had lived in New Caney for the past decade. She is survived by her mother, Charlotte Gale Carter of New Ca-ney; two daughters, Amanda Lamb and husband Aaron and Elizabeth McBride, all of Livingston; six grandchildren; a sister, Kay Holley and husband Troy of Pearland; and brother, Jud Philips of Porter. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Turner Hester and grandparents (adopted parents), Verna and Aaron Appling. Kim never forgot the importance of education. She went on to get her GED and attended Alvin Community College. She loved her grandchildren and loved playing the guitar. Due to Kim’s wishes, her body was donated to research and the remains will be cremated. The fam-ily will have a private memorial with close family and friends.

RUNNELS
LIVINGSTON – Karen Lee Runnels, 69, of Livingston died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, after a long fight with cancer. She was born Sept. 22, 1941 in Mobridge, S.D. to Earl and Kath-leen Hawley and had three brothers and a sister. After moving around through South Dakota, Kansas and Oklahoma, Karen finally settled in Texas, where she married William Ray Runnels on June 27, 1970. Together, they moved to Livings-ton in 1980 where she worked at First State Bank in Livingston for 25 years. They raised two children together in Livingston, and have four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. After retiring from the bank, she enjoyed camping with her husband, reading books in her free time and learning about differ-ent places in the United States. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Earl William Hawley and Katherine Hawley and broth-ers, Jerry Hawley and Lloyd Wil-liam Hawley. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, William Ray Runnels; her son, Michael Runnels and his wife Joy Runnels of Livingston; her daughter, Michelle Runnels Henry of Livingston; grandchildren, Vanessa Streitz and her husband Dustin Streitz, Tasha Runnels, Brandon Henry, Chad Henry and great-grandson, Brayden Streitz, all of Livingston. She is also survived by her brother, Bruce Hawley an his wife Rosie Hawley of Minneso-ta and her sister, Maureen Welch and her husband Skeet Welch of Oklahoma. Karen was known as a vibrant, kind and gentle woman who made a positive impact in many people’s lives and who was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Memorial services will be held in Livingston, but no date has been set at this time.

RICHARDS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for John Perry Richards, 71, of Livingston were held Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livings-ton, with the Rev. Mitchell Murphy officiating. Interment followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Brodie, Billy Vincent, Jose Moreno, Mark Duff, Mark Murphy and Paul Welch. He was born July 15, 1939 in Beaumont, the son of Birdie Lee and Gertrude Davis Richards, and died Dec. 27, 2010 in Livingston. He is survived by his daughter, Lee Ann Cain of Livingston; son-in-law, Virgil Cain of Livingston; son, Joseph V. Richards of Livings-ton; daughter-in-law, Samantha Richards of Livingston; son, John Dee Richards of Cleveland; daughter-in-law, Virginia Richards of Cleveland; ex-wife, Myrtle Ri-chards Taylor of Livingston and grandchildren, Colby V. Richards of Cleveland, Samantha Richards of Cleveland, Vernon Cain of Livingston, Paige Cain of Livingston and Sabrina Saldona of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PETERSON
LIVINGSTON -- A “celebration of life” service for Joseph G. Peter-son will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, in the Activities Center at Rainbow’s End in Livingston. Joe was born in Carlsbad, N.M. on April 23, 1927 and spent a lone-ly childhood as the son of a laborer at Carlsbad Caverns. Like so many others born in this generation, life was tough, but he pulled himself up by his bootstraps and never allowed the hardships to beat him out of a successful life. After completing his service in the Navy in 1946, Joe, then 19, went immediately to Alaska, where people said you could make a mil-lion dollars. He didn’t take up gold panning, but, rather, he joined the International Brotherhood of Elec-trical Workers (IBEW). This led to a prestigious craft that not only allowed him to make a solid in-come for his family, but later enabled him to travel and work at his trade in 27 states. Miraculously enough, these factors, combined with the encouragement of his en-thusiastic wife (Kay Peterson), eventually led to the inception of the Escapees RV Club in 1978. Joe received his 60-year union electrician pin in 2007. It is an honor few people attain. Joe was embarrassed that he never received his high school diploma, but if you didn’t know better, you might have suspected he had a PhD. One of his heroes was Benjamin Franklin, who, like Joe, was self-taught and read everything he could get his hands on. There wasn’t a single subject Joe couldn’t discuss intelligently, and he often enjoyed taking the “other side” just to encourage a debate. Some say Joe actually struck gold in 1964 when he met Catherine (Kay) Keith, who within the year became his wife. It was, with-out a doubt, the most important turning point of his life. Joe and Kay made a team that was so complementary and strong that they were named one of the most influential couples in the RV industry. And today thousands of friends all across North America grieve along with his family. Joe’s strength and determination were evident through the many challenges he faced and overcame. But what most folks will remember is that he never met a stranger. They will remember how his end-less stream of jokes and quick wit made them laugh out loud. They will remember that he was never too proud to shed a tear, too meek to take a stand, or too masculine to withhold a hug. Joe died on Dec. 22, 2010. With a sparkle in his bright blue eyes and a smile on his face, he told the sur-gical team one last joke and then went to sleep. He may never know what an impact he had on so many lives, nor how this crazy old world just won’t be the same without him in it to make us laugh. Joe is survived by his wife, Kay; six children (two preceded him in death), along with 20 grandchil-dren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. If you would like to honor Joe, please send a donation to Escapees CARE, Inc. (155 CARE Center Drive, Livingston, TX, 77351), or to a charity of your choosing.

GRAYSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Etha Fay Grayson, 83, of Livingston were held at 3 p.m. Sat-urday, Jan. 1, 2010, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Hood officiating. In-terment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Jerry Ellison, Joseph Baggett and Rex Munson. She was born July 10, 1927 in Gary, the daughter of Willie E. Parker and Verna Johnson Parker, and died Dec. 29, 2010 at her resi-dence in Livingston. She is survived by her husband, John H. Grayson of Livingston; son, Johnny Grayson of Center; daughters, Janice Frankum of Al-vin and Sue Presley of Rosharon; brother, Gale Dean Parker of Li-vingston; sisters, Reba Murphy of Corrigan and Lavada Wright of Corrigan and a host of grandchil-dren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HUFFMAN
ONALASKA -- Memorial ser-vices for Dona Patricia Huffman, 42, of Onalaska will be held at a later date. Dona was born March 20, 1968 in Vancouver, Wash., the daughter of Dennis Rink and Sharon She-pard Rink, and died Dec. 17, 2010 in Lufkin. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Huffman of Onalaska; daughter, Jessica Moss of Novi, Mich.; sisters, Alyson Beaver and Sherri Rink and brothers, Doug, Brad and Dale Rink. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

 

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