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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
Posted for July 6, 2008 - July 13, 2008
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Betty Caroline Clark Cryer
HUNTSVILLE – Betty Caroline Clark Cryer was born Oct. 17, 1935 in Livingston to Carl and Lorrain Clark and died on July 1, 2008 in Huntsville. Mrs. Cryer graduated from Livingston High School and then attended Sam Houston State Teachers College, earning her bachelor’s degree in home economics education. She taught school for 39 years, 28 of those years at Huntsville High School. Preceding her in death were her parents and husband, Jed Cryer Sr., whom she married on May 26, 1956 in Livingston. She is survived by her son and daughterin- law, Jed and Susan Cryer of Huntsville; her two grandchildren, Cody and Kelsey, and her sister and husband, Janis and Ben Ogletree of Livingston and their family. She was known as a loving caring person with a heart of gold whose love for the Lord and her willingness to serve made her a wonderful Christian role model for everyone. She was also known as someone who loved her family and her close circle of friends who she hosted most every Friday night for dominoes and cards. Services were held Thursday, July 3, at Northside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Reagan Cooksey officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in San Jacinto County. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund at 1207 FM 980, Huntsville, TX 77320. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com. Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kellar Martino
LIVINGSTON – Keller Martino, 92, of Houston died on Tuesday, July 1, 2008. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3, in the Second Baptist Church in Houston, with the Rev. Tom Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery. Mr. Martino was born Sept. 1, 1915 in Houston, to parents Nuncio and Carolina Martino. He was a member of Sacred Heart Society of Little York, where he loved to cook spaghetti every Thursday. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wylo D. Martino and brothers, Vincent Martino, Frank Martino and Anthony Martino. He is survived by his sons, Jerry Martino and Max Martino and his wife Jamie; grandchildren, Kirby Linn Martino and Bailey James Martino and his sister, Annie Martino Tinerella. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Naomi Ruth Sedwick Hand
LIVINGSTON – Naomi Ruth Hollingsworth Sedwick Hand, born March 20, 1914 in Fort Worth, died in June of 2008. She is survived by three children, all married, Shirley Koenig and Robert Koenig, Jack Sedwick and Mildred Sedwick and Roy Sedwick and Janet Sedwick; numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren; and two sisters and a sister-in-law, Christine Brown of Austin, Norma Brown of Austin and Lucille Roberts of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She was married to Asa B. Sedwick from Nov. 4, 1934 to December of 1974 and to George F. Hand from Aug. 27, 1977 to December of 1991.

Linda Sue Martin
Linda Sue Martin 62, of Livingston died Thursday July 3, 2008 in Conroe. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Cochran Funeral Home, with family and friends celebrating her life. Linda was born August 20, 1945 in Houston, Texas to parents George and Nina Mae Davis. She married her husband Mitchell Lee Martin on March 2, 1963, together they raised there two children Christine and Russell. Linda was also a past officer of “TOPS” and the Red Hat Society. She loved to shop at re-sale shops and find great bargains, and was a avid animal lover. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Mitchell Martin of Livingston, her daughter Christine Hesson and husband Tim of Louieville, Ky., son Russell Martin and wife Shannon of Conroe, Tx., her grandchildren Nicholas Hesson, Katilin Martin, and Zachary Martin. She is also survived by her uncle Sonny Fisher, nephew Jason Clark, niece Kelly Grayson, and her brother in law and sister in law Kenneth Martin and wife Linda. Please sign the online guest book at www.cochranfh.com. Cochran Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Samantha Lada
Samantha Lada 22, of Leggett passed away Thursday July 3, 2008 in Houston. Funeral services will be Monday July 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation Sunday July 6, 2008 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. also in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. A full obituary will be in thursdays paper. Please sign the online guest book at www. cochranfh.com. Cochran Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Mary Edith Broussard
Mary Edith Broussard 88 of Livingston passed away Tuesday July 1, 2008. Funeral services were held Saturday July 5, 2008 at noon in the Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Owens officiating. Burial was at 3 p.m. in the Brookside Cemetery in Houston. Visitation was held Friday July 4, 2008 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. also in the Cochran Funeral Home. Edith was born September 24, 1919 in Madisonville, Texas to parents Ethel and Lillian May Singletary. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband C.O. “Bruce” Broussard, and her brother Jimmy Lee Singletary. Edith is survived by her daughters Bobbie Jean Wingate and her husband Jake of Iola, Tx., Jeri Stanfield and her husband Earl of Cleveland, Tx, granddaughter Stacie Wright and husband Robert, of Virginia, grandsons Vance Stanfield of Cleveland, Tx., Scott Wingate of Iola, Tx, Brandon Stanfield of Cleveland, Tx, great grandson Joshua Wright of Virginia, and great granddaughter Brynna Wright of Virginia.She is also survived by her brother and sister in law Herman and Nancy Singletary of Illinois, sister Margret Rowell of Houston Tx, and her special friend Edna Walker of Livingston, along with numerous friends. Serving as pallbearers will Vance Stanfield, Brandon Stanfield, Scott Wingate, Bobby Hasty, Jerry Halford, and David Riggs. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online guest book www. cochranfh.com.

John Paul Maxwell
LIVINGSTON -- John Paul Maxwell, 88, of Livingston died on Saturday, June 21, 2008, in Timberwood Nursing Home. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia LeSieur Maxwell; godson, Larry Hollingsworth of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Sue Dalton and her husband Andrew of Springfield, Mo.; sister, Mrs. Sam Dalton of Springfield, Mo.; brother-in-law, Claude LeSieur and his wife Marie of Lewes, Del. and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special dear friends. Mr. Maxwell was born in Huntsdale, Mo. on Oct. 18, l919 to parents John Paul and Bess Maxwell. He served his country during World War II as staff sergeant with the Army Air Corps in New Guinea, Luzon and the Philippines as an aviation mechanic. He attended college at the University of Tennessee and the University of Nevada, graduating with a BS degree in business administration. He was employed with the U.S. Department of Energy in Las Vegas, Nev., Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Portsmouth, Ohio as director of finance where he retired in 1982. John and his wife joined the Escapees RV Club in 1985 and traveled extensively before settling down permanently at the Escapees Park in 1997. John conducted Tai Chi classes at the Escapees CARE Center the last 11 years of his life. He loved all sports and he was an avid golfer and bird watcher. John and his wife, Virginia, were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Livingston. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Escapees CARE Center, with the Rev. Sam Steele officiating. Donations may be made to Escapees CARE or to Odyssey Health Care in memory of John.

Jeff Johnson
LIVINGSTON -- Jeff Johnson, 19, of Livingston died on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, in Houston. A celebration of his life was held from 1 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 4, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Sam Cannady officiating. He was born Sept. 22, 1988 in Livingston, to parents Kevin and Patti Cannady. He was a crew leader for Clean Ceiling Plus. He is survived by his parents; his brothers, Kristopher Scifres and wife Cassie, Steven Shane Scifres and wife Jackie, Matthew Cannady and Kevin Cannady Jr.; grandparents, Shirley Johnson and Ruth and Frank O’Neil; greatgrandparent, Hattie Watson; niece, Kylie Scifres and nephew, Caydon Scifres. He is also survived by his best friend, Gary Seals, and several aunts, uncles and cousins and other family. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.



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