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East Texas News - Obituaries
Polk County Enterprise - July 23, 2009 - August 2, 2009

Jack Browder Patrick
LIVINGSTON -- Jack Browder Patrick, 60, of Goodrich died on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, after a battle with cancer. He was born on Dec. 19, 1948 in Eagle Lake. He was a retired teacher and a faithful member of Central Baptist Church in Livingston. Mr. Patrick served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Kathryn Patrick. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Trish Patrick and two sons, Clay and Caleb Patrick of Goodrich; brother, Mike Patrick and his wife Grace of Corpus Christi and his children; sister, Martha Blume and her husband Michael and their two daughters of Huntsville and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held Friday, July 24, at Central Baptist Church of Livingston, with the Rev. Barry Jeffries officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Mary Ainsworth McFarland
LUFKIN – Funeral services for Mary Ainsworth McFarland, 77, of Lufkin were held Friday, July 24, 2009, in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel, with James Cash officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home. Mrs. McFarland was born Feb. 24, 1932 in Port Arthur to the late Jeanne (Landry) and James Odom Ainsworth, and died Tuesday, July 21, in a local hospital. A former resident of Livingston, Mrs. McFarland had lived in Lufkin for the past year. She was an avid fisherman and loved going to Wal- Mart. Mrs. McFarland had been a Jehovah’s Witness for over 50 years. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Herbert and Dian Hebert of Lufkin, Chuck and Wanda Hebert of Homer, La., Gary DeJean of Houston and Johnny and Amy DeJean of Hockley; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Harold Bodden of Houston, Shirley McQueen of Houston, Pamela and Jim Wilson of Leggett, Connie Flaherty of Murfreesboro, Ark., Lisa Boyette of Crystal River, Fla., Molly Barnes of Dayton and Sandra DeJean of Delight, Ark.; 32 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. McFarland was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur McFarland. Honorary pallbearers were Mrs. McFarland’s sons.

Leona Rushing
LIVINGSTON — Leona Rushing, 94, of Livingston died on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 25, at the First United Pentecostal Church of Livingston, with the Rev. Gerald Morris officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Apple Springs. Mrs. Rushing was born May 5, 1915 in Franklin, to parents Ed and Ida Pinson Nash. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sam Rushing; daughter, Shirley Hambrick; grandsons, Ryan Adrian, Melvin Rushing and Gerald Rushing and granddaughter, Tabitha Rushing. She is survived by her son, Joe Rushing and wife Melba; son-inlaw, J.T. Hambrick; son, Buster Rushing; daughter, Sharon Lee Pickle; son, Sammy Gerald Rushing and wife Sonda; son, Johnny Carol Rushing and wife Betty; daughter, Marilyn Rushing; daughter, Ginger Swan and husband Merlin; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, friends and her church family. Serving as pallbearers were Tracy Adrian, John Rushing, Doug Rushing, Eric Rushing, Robbin Adrian, Matthew Adrian, Taylor Rushing, Mark Adrian and Darrin Rushing. Honorary pallbearers were J.T. Hambrick, Bro. David Dacke and Bro. John Stephens. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Julian L. Wallace
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Julian L. Wallace, 69, of Livingston were held Friday, July 24, 2009, at Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. He was born April 14, 1940 in Chireno, the son of Charles Julian Wallace and Opal Lena Herring Wallace, and died on July 22, 2009 in Livingston. He is survived by his wife of 45½ years, Judy Wallace of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Lester Richardson of Livingston; son, Julius Nathan Wallace of Livingston; grandsons, James Alan Breier Jr., Charles Coleman and wife Clara Breier, Nicholas Wade Breier and Scott R.C. Richardson; great-grandson, Lazarus Breier; great-granddaughter, Leila Breier and brother and sister-in-law, Sidney and Diane Wallace of Grapeland. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.

 



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