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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
Posted for July 13, 2008 - July 20, 2008
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company


Freddie Jo Purvis
Funeral Services for Freddie Jo Purvis, 65, of Corrigan, Texas were held Friday, July 11, 2008 at the Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Corrigan, Texas with Bro. Lesly Wilkinson officiating. Interment followed in the Stryker Cemetery in Corrigan, Texas. Mrs. Purvis was born April 7, 1943 in Groveton, Texas and died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 in Lufkin, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and a Baptist by faith. She is preceded in death by her parents Howard & Edith (Bass) Maxey; son: Dewayne Purvis; sisters: Margaret Tatum, Barbra Watts & Noreene Maxey; greatgrandson: Joseph Michael. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Cleo Purvis of Corrigan, Texas; sons & daughters-in-law: Edmond & Tonia Purvis, Kevin & Kim Purvis, Howard and Rachel Purvis all of Corrigan, Texas; Terrill Purvis of Charleston, West Virginia; brothers & sistersin- law: Johnny & Armartha Maxey of Diboll, Texas; Howard & Betty Maxey of Huffman, Texas; grandchildren: Amber Purvis, Dewayne D. Purvis, Wesley Purvis, Ian Purvis, Adam Purvis, Evan Purvis, Alexis Purvis, Brooke Purvis, Taylor Purvis, Dylan Purvis, Zackary Purvis, Kolton Chase Parham, Amber Facundo, Skye Pounds, and Chelsea Rachal; greatgrandchildren: Katelynn Chunn, Dewayne Edmond Purvis, Thomas Brandon Purvis, and Kenley Purvis. Pallbearers: John Paul Tatum, Craig Thomas, Milton Wayne Watts, Larry Frank Jansen, Kendall Fisher, Brett Ratliff. Funeral Services were entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home.

Billie Dell Cantrell
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Billie Dell Cantrell, 71, were held Sunday, July 13, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Robert Durham officiating. Burial followed in Big Sandy Cemetery. Mrs. Cantrell died Thursday, July 10, at her residence in Porter. She was born March 10, 1937 in Dodge, the daughter of Jessie and Willie Parrott Stephens, both of whom preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Garland Earl Cantrell of Porter; daughters, Penny Freuck of Porter, Brenda Vaughn of Montgomery and Donna Cantrell of Porter; granddaughter, Rhonda Buchanan of Porter; grandson and wife, Michael and Kristina Harp of Porter; great-granddaughters, Kassidy Buchanan and Kayleigh Buchanan, both of Porter; greatgrandsons, Taylor Harp and Dillon Harp, both of Porter; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Virginia Stephens of Livingston and sister, Sharon Whitton of Porter. Pallbearers were Tommy Lowe, Fred Gates, Gary Folmar, Donald Tullos, Dennis Laird, Jimmy Mc- Donald, Ronnie Pady and Lonnie Chance. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

James Dallas Peden
CORRIGAN — Funeral services for James Dallas Peden, 83, of Leggett will held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2008, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Glenn Herring officiating. Interment will follow in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Peden was born Dec. 25, 1924 in Manning and died Monday, July 14, at his residence in Leggett. He was employed by the Texas Highway Department and was Assembly of God by faith. He is preceded in death by his wife, Florence Needham Peden; son, Jefferson Dallas Peden; parents, Walter L. and Rosetta (Renfro) Peden; brother, Charles Peden and grandson, Gary Peden. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Earshall and Shirlee Peden of Tyler, LeRoy and Betty Peden of Freeport and Walter and Pat Peden of Leggett; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Jerry Oliver of Central, Cheryl Wetzel and Philip Loerch of Leggett; brother and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Myrtle Peden of Lufkin and Frances Peden of Onalaska; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four greatgreat- grandchildren; special friend, Elsie Robbins and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Franklin Thomas Gingise
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Franklin Thomas Gingise, 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2008, in the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Sam Steele officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Gingise died on Monday, July 14, in Memorial Hermann Northeast. He was born on Jan. 30, 1934 in Ethel, W. Va., the son of George and Margaret Beres Gingise, both of whom preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Sarag Gingise of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Kathi and Dayton Zimmermann of Kingwood; daughter, Karen Patterson of Kingwood; son, Thomas Gingise II of Kingwood; grandsons, G.T. Stewart of Lemoore, Calif., Georgie Stewart of Houston, Tommy Gingise III of Kingwood and Bobby Gingise of Kingwood; granddaughters, Sarah Patterson of Kingwood, Rosie Cheslak of Reno, Nev., Michelle Patterson of Kingwood and Ellie Gingise of Dallas; great-grandsons, Dallas Stewart of Orange, Logan Stewart of Torrance, Calif., Tanner Stewart of Torrance, Calif., Bo Madigan of Kingwood and Jackson Cheslak of Reno, Nev.; greatgranddaughters, Taelor Cheslak of Reno, Nev., Maysen Cheslak of Reno, Nev. and Mikey Patterson of Kingwood; brother and sister-inlaw, Emory and Bonnie Gingise of Logan, W. Va.; sister and brotherin- law, Sharon and Leo Mendez of Deerborn, Mich. and lifetime friends, Harold Cagigas of Logan, W. Va., Jim Montgomery of Huntsville, Ala. and Erman Altizer of Logan, W. Va. Pallbearers will be G.T. Stewart, George Stewart, Leo Mendez, Mike Patterson, Larry Walters and Jim Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

WillieThompson
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Willie Henry Thompson, 69, of Houston were held Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in the First Texas Indian Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tom Anderson, the Rev. Dale Seigler and the Rev. Bill Barnett officiating. Burial followed in the Baptist Cemetery on the Alabama- Coushatta Indian Reservation. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568. Mr. Thompson died on Sunday, July 13, of respiratory failure. He was a member of the First Indian Baptist Church of Houston and was a proud descendant of the bear clan. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Laura of Houston; their three sons, Henry Neal Thompson and wife Joanna, Jerrod Roddell Thompson and Waylan Keith Thompson and one granddaughter, Kaylan Talboni Thompson, all of Houston; two sisters, Pauline Bullock Williams and Millie Thompson Williams and her husband Kenneth, all of Livingston; motherin- law, Lillian Isabel Celestine; sisters-in-law, Gale Figueroa and husband Abraham and Verna Bullock and husband Bob; brothers-inlaw, Kinley E. Celestine and wife Juli and Gary Celestine and wife Claudia and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, McKee and Florence Bullock Thompson. Pallbearers were Lloyd Abbey, Lovelin Poncho, Jim Cochran, Steve Melendez, Dan Moreno and Primo Corona. Honorary pallbearers were C.B. Celestine, Ed Celestine, McClamrock Battise and Edwin Battise. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Therese Marie Kruitwagen
LIVINGSTON — Therese Marie Kruitwagen, 48, daughter of Antonious and Phyllis Kruitwagen, died on July 10, 2008 at home. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Pixley, and her two children, Christopher and Violet. She is also survived by her sister, Bernadette Keys of Tennessee; brother, Michael Kruitwagen of Hawaii; sister, Mary Kruitwagen of New Hampshire; brother, Phillip Kruitwagen and wife Nicole of New Jersey; sister, Antoinette Layton and husband Keith of New Jersey and numerous nieces and nephews. Therese was known as someone who loved caring for her family, cooking and outdoor activities and who was sensitive to the needs of her children and animals, opening her home whenever needed. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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