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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries

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RODGERS
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial ser-vices for Susan Jean Rodgers, 67, of Coldspring were held Friday, July 29, 2011, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Dalton Curry officiating. She was born on Sept. 20, 1943 in Coffeeville, Kan., to Charles Edward Lingle and Cora Jean Hepner Lingle, and died July 24, 2011 in Coldspring. She is preceded in death by her parents. Susan worked for many years for the Palais Royal Department Store franchise. She also did an abundance of volunteer work in her community in Coldspring, where she offered many hours to the public library and to the senior center where they could increase the productivity to the meals on wheels program. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Rodgers; daughter, Kelli Smith-Hendrix and husband John; son, Trevor Smith and wife Trina; brother, Chuck Lingle; sisters-in-law, Karen Glover and Lynett Rodgers; stepdaughter, Shelley Phillips and husband Steven; moth-er-in-law, Kelli Allison; brother-in-law, Billy Rodgers; grandsons, Tory Nunn and Lex Hendrix; granddaughters, Sydnee Bruenn and Gabrielle Bruenn; grandsons, Amber Smith, Brent Smith, and Cameron Smith; step-grandchildren, ,Jack and Jace Phil-lips and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SHEFFIELD
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for E.E. “Judge“ Sheffield, 95, of Onalaska were held Saturday, July 30, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Fred Stash, Brad Warrner, Chris Murphy, T.D. Gennings, Marshall Lindley, Seth Crush, Thomas Sheffield, Kevin Kembro and Darren Jennings. He was born April 21, 1916 in Onalaska, the son of William Ashley Sheffield and Nancy Elizabeth Tomme Sheffield, and died July 27, 2011 in Onalaska. “Judge” is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and three sisters. “Judge” is survived by Donna and Jim Reeves, daughter and son-in-law, of Huntsville; Mary and Jerry Stash, daughter and son-in-law, of Onalaska; Becky Lindley, daughter, of Onalaska; Tommy and Tanya Sheffield, son and daughter-in-law, of Onalaska; granddaughters, Chastity, April, Jessica, Amber, Kelsey, Lindsay, Kara, Ashley and Emily; grandsons, Marshall, Seth, Thomas and Dalton; 14 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.

PYLE
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Evelyn Pyle, 85, of Corrigan were held Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Lesly Wilkinson officiating. Interment followed in the Old Pa-lestine Cemetery in Alto. Mrs. Pyle was born Dec. 3, 1925 in Corrigan and died Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Lufkin. She was a member of the Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church and was a homemaker most of her life. She proudly served her country in the United States Army. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Hamilton Pyle; parents, Archie Loving and Hattie (Sage) Loving; brother, Billy Archie Loving and sisters, Hester Beaty, Edith Purvis, Mary Lee Tullos, Marguerite Rittman and Bertha Loving. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, George and Terri Pyle of Woodville; daughters, Jo Ann Neal of Corrigan; Sandra Bil-leaudeaux of Princeton, Texas; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jason King, Thomas Tullos, Jody Billadeau-deaux, Billy Scoggins and George Pyle. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

CALLAHAN
LIVINGSTON -- On July 15, 2011, Dorothy Thelma Parker Cal-lahan, 93, died in Bryan. Dorothy was born on May 11, 1918 in Trini-ty, to Ethel Skains Parker and Dan Parker. Her parents instilled in her a strong sense of faith, morality, love and compassion. Dorothy graduated from Trinity High School in Trinity in 1936. She earned a BS in education from Sam Houston State Teacher’s Col-lege in 1940. Dorothy taught pub-lic school in Trinity for one year prior to her marriage on July 12, 1941 to her college sweetheart, Roy Callahan. During World War II she and Roy lived in Fresno, Calif. and Seguin, Texas as Roy served his country in the United States Army Air Corps. In 1946, Roy and Dorothy moved to Livingston, where Doro-thy was a homemaker for many years and later a teacher for the Livingston Public Schools. She enriched the lives of the children of Livingston for 25 years. Dorothy was an active member of the PTA and the LHS Band Boosters. Dorothy devoted her life to God, her husband, and her family. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Livingston for over 60 years. When her children were young, she taught Vacation Bible School each year. She was a mem-ber of the Women’s Missionary Union and the Gleaners Sunday School Class. She loved her church and her church family. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 55 years, Roy Callahan and a sister, Frances Boutte, of Port Arthur. Dorothy was known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by daughters, Carolyn Dudley and fiancé Dave Lyons of Bryan and Elizabeth Smith and husband Dr. Herman Smith of Mabank. She was “Meme” to two grandchildren: Alison Dudley Clingan and hus-band Craig of San Antonio and Cadet 1st Class Ryan Patrick Cal-lahan Smith, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and great-grandson, Owen Asher Clingan of San Antonio. Graveside services were held on July 18, 2011 at Forest Hill Ceme-tery. Memorials may be made to Cen-tral Baptist Church or Traditions Hospice of College Station. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

THOMPSON
ONALASKAFuneral services for Jack Carl Thompson, 84, of Onalaska were held Friday, July 15, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Bro. Ralph Thompson officiating. Pallbearers were Shane White, Steven White, Kyle Thompson Sr., Kyle Thompson Jr., Leonard Ebner and Craig Whitley. Jack was born Sept. 11, 1926 in Detroit, Mich., the son of Bobby Floyd Thompson and Elsie Smith, and died on July 12, 2011 in Li-vingston. Survivors include his wife, John-nye Mae Thompson of Onalaska; daughters, Jacquelyn Thompson of Onalaska, Lyndal Harrington of Houston and Laura Tannery of Houston; sons, Jack Thompson of Alta Loma, Calif., Terry Thompson of The Woodlands, Ralph Thomp-son of Albuquerque, N.M., Richard Thompson of Kingwood, John Thompson of Trinity and Adam West of Onalaska; brother, Jerry Chinnis of Houston; 24 grandchil-dren and 22 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bobby Floyd Thompson and grandsons, Jason Thompson and Billy Gibbons. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SHINE
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Ethel Catherine Shine, 73, of Livingston were held Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Midway Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Ethel was born June 20, 1938 in Lawton, Okla., the daughter of William Massey Borden and Ethel Rogers Borden, and died July 16, 2011 in Conroe. She is survived by her husband, Michael Don Shine of Livingston; sons, Michael David Shine of Houston and Eric Shine of Reno, Nev; granddaughter, Michele Shine of Houston; grandsons, J.R. Shine of Houston and Tyler Shine of Reno, Nev.; sister, Aita White of Houston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com. COOPER CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Tony DeNerio Cooper, 25, of Corrigan will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Corrigan, with the Rev. Willie Barnes officiating. Interment will follow in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Cooper was born Nov. 26, 1985 in Livingston, to Charlie Mose Cooper Jr. and Doris Maria Whitaker, and died Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Lufkin. He married Sandra Maribel Zu-niga in Lufkin on June 16, 2009. He was employed at Lufkin Indus-tries Inc. and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Corrigan. He is survived by his wife, San-dra Maribel Zuniga of Diboll; son, Tony DeNerio Cooper Jr. of Diboll; daughter, Monica Shardae Cooper of Diboll; parents, Charlie Mose and Doris Marie (Whitaker) Cooper Jr. of Corrigan; brothers, Larry Whitfield Jr. of Corrigan, Egner Kennard Whitfield of Corrigan and Charlie Cooper III of Corrigan; sisters, Rachel Lachael Wise of Corrigan and Aquila Franklin of Corrigan and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WAITS
LUFKIN -- Services for Opal Lee Millican Waits, 91, of Lufkin, were held Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in the Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Norman Want officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Trevat in Trinity County. Mrs. Waits was born Feb. 14, 1920 in Diboll (Emporia), Texas, the daughter of the late Clora (Lo-vett) and James Millican. She died Saturday, July 16, 2011, in a local hospital. Mrs. Waits was known as a lov-ing wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was an excellent cook. She was also known as someone who loved everyone, was loved by everyone, never met a stranger and who always went above and beyond the call of duty when helping others. Mrs. Waits was employed at Foley’s for 19 years and at the Lufkin State School for 20 years until retiring. She was a member of Clawson Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lee Waits Horn of Lufkin; grandsons and their wives, Norman and Karen Want, Steve and Laura McQueen, Michael Terry and Aa-ron Terry, all of Lufkin; great-grandchildren, Leia Want Lopez, Zachary McQueen, Jordan McQueen, Haden Terry, Braxton Terry, Sterling Terry, Joshua Terry, Jared Terry, Brandi Young, Celeste Young, Ali McClendon and Gre-gory Rowe; other grandchildren, Jon Bishop and Michael Bishop; special friends, Nita Sweat and Myrtle Stanaland; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Waits was preceded in death by her husband, Gibson Waits and sisters, Ester Bell and Annie Mae Busby. Pallbearers were Roland Sweat, Steve McQueen, Zack McQueen, Jordan McQueen, Aaron Terry and John Wyatt. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Cutler and Gary Cut-ler. Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. FLENARD LIVINGSTON – Memorial ser-vices for Roosevelt “Rosy” Fle-nard, 90, of Columbus, Ohio will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2011, at West End Church of Christ in Livingston, with Bro. Da-vid “Charles” Flemming Sr. offi-ciating. “Rosy” was born Oct. 24, 1920 in Texas and died on June 29, 2011 in Ohio. He was known as a dutiful Chris-tian.

PARKMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Dr. JD Parkman, 87, of Li-vingston were held Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Randall Whitt officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568. Pallbearers were J.T. Price, Kevin Ralson, John Vanya, David Vanya, Leonard Fleener and Jim Parrott. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Fleener, Ryan Bartosh, David Allen Vanya, Jr. and Dr. Shelby Elliott. He was born Oct. 29, 1923 in Tenaha, the son of Jesse Duard Parkman and Barbara Leu Park-man, and died July 17, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by parents; daughter, Rhonda Jo Parkman and brother, Duard Ed-ward Parkman. JD is survived by Edith Parkman, wife, of Livingston; Jeffery and Patricia Parkman, son and daugh-ter-in-law, of Livingston; Brandon Parkman, grandson, of Livingston; Patricia and J.T. Price, daughter and son-in-law, of Winnsboro and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WINEMILLER
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Maria Winemiller, 86, of Livingston, formerly of Katy, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Livingston, with Rev. Clifton Labbe officiating. She was born Jan. 6, 1923 in Haag, Austria, the daughter of Franz Tackner and Johanna Hirshmugl Tackner, and died July 17, 2011 in Katy. Maria is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elton Winemiller Jr. and daughter, Doris Gauldin. Maria is survived by Elton and Diane Winemiller, son and daughter-in-law, of Katy; James Winemiller, grandson, of Katy; Lisa Vestal, granddaughter, of Austin; Richard Cavnar, grandson, of Houston; Christopher Cavnar, grandson, of Albuquerque, N.M. and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JONES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Betty C. Jones, 82, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Siloam Cemetery in Centerville, with the Rev. Craig Graham officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Norred, Larry Williams, Randy Wheeler, Larry Hopkins, Donald Grubbs, Randy Jones, Wayne Jones, Jerry Norred, Jr. and David Lafray. Betty was born Dec. 25, 1928 in Wink, the daughter of George Franklin Williams and Jennie Mae Parrish Williams, and died July 16, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by parents; husband, Thomas Edward Jones; brothers, Ray and Jessee D. Williams and sister, Imogene Grubbs. She is survived by Linda Mae Hopkins, daughter, of Livingston; Melissa Darnell Hopkins, granddaughter, of Livingston; Courtney Mae Franklin, great-granddaughter, of Livingston; Ariel Ann Bass, great-granddaughter, of Livingston; Charles Thomas James Bass, great-grandson, of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WINEMILLER
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Maria Winemiller, 86, of Katy, formerly of Livingston, were held Saturday, July 23, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Clifton Labbe officiating. She was born Jan. 6, 1925 in Haag, Austria, the daughter of Franz Tackner and Johanna Hirshmugl Tackner, and died July 17, 2011 in Katy. Maria is preceded in death by parents; husband, Elton Winemiller Jr. and daughter, Doris Gauldin. Maria is survived by Elton and Diane Winemiller, son and daughter-in-law, of Katy; James Winemiller, grandson, of Katy; Lisa Vestal, granddaughter, of Austin; Richard Cavnar, grandson, of Houston and Christopher Cavnar, grandson, of Albuquerque, N.M. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com. DUFF LIVINGSTON -- Richard Edward Duff died on Monday evening, July 18, 2011, in Huntsville at the age of 51. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 23, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. George Hayden officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Kenneth Jones, Steve Litzman, Mike Litzman, Chris Starnz, Jay Lenington, John Ober, Brock Bullock and Larry Harper. He is survived by parents, Carey Lee and Margaret Duff of New Caney; sister, Mary Wood and husband Gary of Marble Falls; brothers, Carlton Lee Duff of Midway and Ron Duff and wife Tammie of Livingston; daughter, Jordan Page Duff of Montgomery; stepson, Clayton (Brock) Bullock of Montgomery and numerous aunts, uncles, many cousins and many friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BELL
ONALASKA -- Memorial services for Roy Ray Bell Jr., 52, of Point Blank were held Thursday, July 21, 2011, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with Ronald Bell officiating. Roy was born July 16, 1959 in McKinney, the son of Roy Ray Bell Sr. and Bernice Viola Russell, and died July 16, 2011 in Point Blank. He is survived by Dianna Franks, sister, of Atlanta, Texas; Danny Bell, brother, of Livingston; Sharon Hall, sister, of Point Blank; Gwendolyn Davis, sister, of Atlanta, Texas and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MAJORS
LIVINGSTON -- Bobbie Frances Arnold Majors was born Nov. 23, 1908 in Jacksonville, Texas and died at the age of 102 on Wednes-day, July 13, 2011, in Livingston. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 16, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Keven Wood officiating. Interment followed in Brookside Memorial Garden Cemetery in Houston. Pallbearers were all of Bobbie‘s grandsons, great-grandsons and great-great-grandsons. Bobbie was the daughter of the late William Robert “Bob” and Lula Frances Kirkpatrick Arnold and was the granddaughter of the late William McDavid and Susan Elizabeth Miles Arnold and the late James Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Davis Kirkpatrick. Mrs. Majors was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Herman Everett Majors in 1963. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Minnie Frances ‘Fran’ Majors Hendricks; her grandson, Bobby L. Jamail; her sisters, Ollie Mae Arnold, Minnie Lee Arnold Majors and Imer Irene Arnold; her brother, William Tho-mas “Buster” Arnold and her son-in-law, Edmond N. “Mooney” Ja-mail. Bobbie, at the age of 17, married Herman Everett Majors on July 22, 1926 in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, at the home of her father-in-law, Wyatt Benjamin Majors. They lived in Jacksonville and later made their home in Blanchard. Together they raised three daugh-ters, Frances “Fran,” Margarett and June. She and her husband, Herman, traveled wherever his job as a tank builder took them. During the later years of their marriage, Herman and Bobbie made their home in Blanchard, where they raised chickens and sold eggs. “Granny,” as she came to be known by her grandchildren, worked for Perry Bros., Dairy 59 and Matthews-Miller. Bobbie was a long time active member of the First Baptist Church of Livingston. She has resided with her daughter and son-in-law, June and J.T. Grimes, for the past 44 years in Polk County. Bobbie is survived by her daugh-ters, Margarett Jamail of Cypress and June and husband J.T. Grimes of Goodrich and seven grandchil-dren, Karen L. Hendricks and hus-band, Donald York of Prosper, William Lamar Guy and wife Ka-thy of Conroe, Ronald W. Jamail and wife Judy of Cypress, Ron T. Grimes and wife Sharon of Rich-mond, Thomas A. Cox Jr. and Judy F. Wilson of The Woodlands, An-thony E. Cox and wife Debbie of Goodrich and Donna C. Cox of Dayton. She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren, Kristina L. York, Kathleen F. York, T. Lamar Guy and wife Shana D. Ellisor, Tammy E. Guy and husband Billy J. Seiter, Matthew R. Jamail, Megan E. Ja-mail, Brandt L. Jamail, John T. Grimes, Tracy L. Hale and husband Matthew D. Pritchard, Tami C. Hale and husband Christopher K. Simmonds, Teri C. Hale and husband Derrick G. Dollar, Anthony A. Cox and wife Juli M. Erricson Culver, Trey A. Cox and wife Michele Prieve, Justen Fuller, Cortney J. Cox and husband Lance O. Hammond, Bryan E. Cox, Steven M. Cox, Dar-ren J. Cox and Nathan A. Cox. Other survivors include 23 great-grandchildren, B. Chanse Seiter, B. Cole Seiter, Carli Seiter, Bobby W. Jamail, Jared Jamail, Autumn M. Jamail, Kellie Jamail, Kallie Jamail, Taylor Jamail, Jordan Jamail, Kane L. Pritchard, Ryan D. Prit-chard, Peyton L. Pritchard, Eliza-beth C. Simmonds, Jaxson Fuller, Brayden Fuller, Tyler Dollar, Adam D. Cox, Bryce Cox, Kylie Erricson, Kyndall Erricson, Luke O. Hammond and Grace F. Ham-mond and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

RIGGS
LIVINGSTON -- Betsy Madeline Riggs of Livingston died Thursday, July 7, 2011. She was born on Nov. 7, 1925, but family members say she always lied about her age because she looked so darned good. She was daughter of Mitchell William (Bud) Antee and Lescar Rachal Antee. She was born in Natchitoches Parish in Louisiana. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth R. Hancock of Livings-ton; her son, Duane Lee Riggs of Houston; her granddaughter, Chris-tie Hancock-Jones of Livingston; her grandson, Cody Hunter Riggs of Houston and her sister, Shirley Jo Fritz of Magnolia. She was known as a beautiful woman, a classy dresser, a world traveler, a good dancer, an artist, a shrewd business woman and a wit-ty conversationalist. She was al-ways game for a new adventure. A memorial services was held Saturday, July 16, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Livingston, with Father Labbe officiating. She was buried in Louisiana at the Rachal Family Cemetery at Monet Ferry. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Polk County Food Bank. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

FILLINGIM
LIVINGSTON -- Linda Ann Fillingim, beloved wife of Ronnie Fillingim, died on July 9, 2011 at her home in Livingston, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 19, 1956 in Albuquerque, N.M. to Lloyd and Mary Ann Eaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Eaker. Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Ronnie Lee Fillingim Sr.; daughter, LaDonna Stephens and husband Jimmy and their children, George and Elizabeth of Venus, Texas; son, Ronnie Lee Fillingim Jr. of Santa Clara, Calif.; extended family; father and mother-in-law, George and Charlotte Fillingim of Livingston and Seth Fillingim of Houston; sister-in-law, Kimberly Dunn and husband Melvin of Lago Vista, Texas and their children, Ashleigh and Whitney Glover of Katy. Graveside services were held Monday, July 11, at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze, officiated by the Rev. Ernest Brown. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Lungevity Foundation. You can donate to the family’s team at: http://events.lungevity.org/goto/ls_lindas_light. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

STEPHENSON
LIVINGSTON -- Ronald R. Stephenson Sr., born Feb. 26, 1934 in Galveston, died on July 3, 2011 at the age of 77. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 9, at the First Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Joe McDonald officiating. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cecilia; children, Debbie Frahm and husband Colin, Ronald R. Stephenson Jr. and wife Trisha, Kim Keefer and husband Ray, Glenda Martin and husband Dale and Kelly Stephenson; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and brothers, Dennis Stephenson and Barry Stephenson. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, he worked at station KRLD while attending Southern Methodist University. He eventually transferred to the University of Houston where he graduated with a degree in engineering. He worked for several petroleum companies in the Houston and Louisiana areas. He retired from Petro United in 1999. Ron loved to travel and had been to many different countries. By far, though, his favorite way to travel was on cruise ships. He had been cruising since 1980 and was delighted to tell stories of every port he had visited. In Houston, he was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church for over 40 years. When he and his wife moved to Onalaska in 1995 he was instrumental in funding and building Lake Livingston Lutheran Church. He then became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Livingston, where he oversaw construction of their Fellowship Hall. He was an active elder at First Presbyterian at the time of his death. Ron was very involved in his community. He served as vice-president of Polk County Fresh Water Supply District No. 2, was a past president of the local AARP and was an annual participant of the Relay For Life. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

TUCKER
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for David Kern Tucker, 69, of Spring were held Sunday, July 10, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Charlie Hodge officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Tucker was born on April 7, 1942 in Beaumont and died on July 7, 2011 at his residence in Spring. He was previously a co-owner of Gulf-Tex Valve Company and later worked for the Harris County Toll Road. He also worked at dif-ferent times for Sam’s Club, Rayon Company and Chemco Company. He loved American country music, loved cattle and once owned his own herd, and he also enjoyed wood carving. He was a former member of the Jaycees and a Baptist by faith. He was known as a generous husband, father, grandfather and friend, and a good brother-in-law. He is preceded in death by his parents, O.D. and Betty (Schwab) Tucker and brother, Todd Tucker. He is survived by his wife, Ada Vee (Pope) Tucker of Spring; sons and daughters-in-law, David Kern and Karen Tucker II of Bulverde and J.J. and Janice Lovelace of The Woodlands; daughter, Dina Hassan of Deer Park; sister, Dana McGinnis of Plano; eight grand-children and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Anthony Page, Matthew Page, Gregg Pope, Allen Ray Pope, Henry D. Pope and Ke-vin Carnes. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Suresh Moonat, Bill Spradley and Harrell Butler. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LAYNE
LIVINGSTON -- Margreat Bea-trice Layne, 99, of Onalaska died Thursday July 7, 2011, in Corrigan with family by her side. She was born Jan. 24, 1912 in Kemp, the daughter of the late Eva Clamon and Homer Corzine of Hortense. She was the oldest of three siblings. She raised her sister after the untimely passing of their mother in 1928. Margreat married Sam Hilton; they had one son, Earl Hilton. Sam was killed in 1940 in a sawmill accident. She later married Bill Edwards. Bill died in 1975. She lived the life of a farm girl. She raised chickens, hogs, cattle, sold yard eggs. She lived a good life with Bill. Margreat married Harold Layne and they called Onalaska home. They shared their love of fishing and spent many years on the banks of Lake Livingston. She is survived by her sister, Zuma “Pat” Windham; son, Earl Hilton; grandchildren, Edward Earl, David and Donnie Hilton; great-grandchildren, Lila and husband Steve Ceaser, Paula Waller, Wendy and husband Donnie Hilton, Con-sandra Bates and Mark and Matthew Hilton; niece, Nicole Windham and husband Charles “Dobber” Beverly Jr. and many great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends. Ms. Layne was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Layne; brother, Mike Corzine; daughter in-law, Sandra Hilton; grandson, Jackie Ray Hilton and granddaughter, Samantha Hilton. Services were held on Monday, July 11, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. Pallbearers were Ray Clamon, Ed Hilton, Mark Hilton, Matthew Hilton, David Hilton, Mark Jones and Charles Beverly Jr. Burial followed in Feagin Cemetery in Hortense. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook and view Margreat’s video, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

THOMPSON
ONALASKA -- Jack C. Thompson, 84, of Onalaska died on July 12, 2011. Funeral services are pending with Cochran Funeral Home. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com. TOMPKINS LIVINGSTON -- Joy Tompkins, 71, of Livingston died on July 11, 2011. Funeral services are pending with Cochran Funeral Home. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

NORMAN
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Reva Nell Norman, 86, of Onalaska were held Friday, June 3, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. She was born May 19, 1925 in Union County, Ark., the daughter of Courtney Roberson and Clyde Harrell Roberson, and died May 30, 2011 in Livingston. She is survived by Harrell and Evelyn Roberson, brother and sister-in-law, of Natchitoches, La.; Carolyn and Bob Nance, niece and husband, of Shawnee, Okla.; Susan Pullig, niece, of Covington, La.; Ginger and Mark Jordan, niece and husband, of Florien, La.; Becky and Mark Shoemaker, niece and husband, of Houston; Don and Karen Norman, nephew and wife, of Purvis, Miss.; Derick and Barbara Norman, nephew and wife, of Purvis, Miss.; Dwayne and Jackie Norman, nephew and wife, of Purvis, Miss.; Claudia LeBeaux, niece, of Purvis, Miss. and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BULLARD
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Frank Kennedy “Bob” Bullard, 82, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. Pallbearers will be Keith Bullard, Joshua N. Bullard, Shaun N. Bullard, Thadeus David Kittelson, Frank Shane Kittelson and Justin Kennedy Vogel. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Kittelson, Rick Vogel, Ken Weatherford and Howard Gomillion. Bob was born June 22, 1929 in Bonham, the son of Frank James Bullard and Quincy Roosevelt Petty, and died July 10, 2011 in Livingston. Bob sometimes exhibited a gruff exterior, yet those who knew him recognized a caring, generous man who had unbounded love and loyality for his family and friends. He was known as a man of integrity, who had a well-founded sense of right and wrong, passing those traits to his children and grandchildren. He was deeply committed to his family and work, yet also pursued his passtimes of hunting and fishing, working equally hard at each of them. Bob left a lasting legacy on the people he touched during his lifetime. Bob is survived by Norma Bullard, wife, of Livingston; Robert Keith and Janet Bullard, son and daughter-in-law, of Parker; Deborah G. and Dave Kittelson, daughter and son-in-law, of Livingston; Linda Bullard Vogel, daughter, of Conroe; grandchildren, Joshua N. Bullard, Shaun N. Bullard, Thadeus David Kittelson, Frank Shane Kittelson, Brittany Nicole Roberts and Justin Kennedy Vogel; six great-grandchuldren and cousin, Henry Petty Cousin. He is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Kelsey Maurine Vogel; son, James Weldon Bullard; daughter, Pamela Diane Bullard and sisters, Frances Mitcheson and Irene Mitcheson. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CATHEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Katherine Kay Cathey, 52, of Goodrich will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bishop Tom Crockett officiating. Pallbearers are from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Katherine was born Oct. 25,1958 in Livingston, the daughter of Alton Bevell and Patricia Martin, and died July 10, 2011 in Livingston. Kay was loved by her family and friends. She was known as an outgoing person who loved her family. Her passions in life were in music and cooking. Katherine is survived by husband, David Cathey of Goodrich; daughters, Kristal Carlson of Arkansas, Charlotte Hancey of Utah and Farrah Johnson of Tyler; grandchildren, India Carlson, August Carlson, Canyon Carlson, Roman Carlson, Ethan Hancey, Clara Hancey and Meredith Hancey and sister, Teena Whatley of Lubbock. She is preceded in death by her parents. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MUNSON
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Abby Lou Munson, 89, of Ace will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Munson was born July 21, 1921 in Trinity to Lula and Abner Allen. The family later moved to Romayor, where she lived until she married Louis Munson of Ace. They lived in Anahuac and Sweeny until retiring to Ace in 1980. Abby is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Munson and daughter, Andrea Kay Burt. Survivors include her sons, Donald Munson of Livingston and Jimmy Munson and wife Debbie of Ace; daughter, Carolyn Gross and husband Paul of Houston; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved family and enjoyed time with them swinging on the porch and looking out at the lake. Abby was blessed with many talents, such as sewing, quilting, painting and gardening, but was notably known for her cooking expertise. Nothing pleased her family and friends more than to be on the receiving end, especially the pecan pie. Before her illness, Abby was a faithful longtime member of Romayor Baptist Church in Romayor. She loved her church, home, family and friends.

MILLER
LIVINGSTON -- Laura Ann Bailey-Miller, 25, was born on Aug. 7, 1985 in Orange, Calif. and died on July 3, 2011 in Livingston. Laura is survived by her father and mother, Harvey and Piarita Bailey; fiancé, Brad Cullen Fleet-wood; daughters, Bailee Nichole Miller and Maddison Nikole Fleet-wood; brother, George T. Bailey; sister, Lisa C. Bailey-Casper and many, many friends. She enjoyed her children and spending time with her family and her friends, music, photography, reading books and playing domi-nos. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Livingston. Funeral services were held Fri-day, July 8, 2011, at Pace Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Randall Witt officiating. Pallbearers were Dave Burch, Danny Fleetwood, Billy Preston, Joshua Taylor, Charles Hedges, Lee Cones, Dave Incardona and Frankie Nicks. Honorary pallbear-ers were Brandon Maynard, Cody Fleetwood, Josh Guthrie, Sam Lu-cas and Riley Brewer. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Go to www.pacefuneral.com to sign the online guestbook and also view Laura’s memorial video.

ROGERS
VOTAW -- Memorial services for Bonnie Mae Harrison Rogers of Yuma, Ariz, will be held at 10 a.m. July 16, 2011 at the Votaw Wor-ship Center in Votaw. Born on May 02, 1927 in Sarato-ga, to John Jeremiah Harrison and Anna Dora Higgenbotham, she died on June 13, 2011. Bonnie is survived by her child-ren, William Edward, Bonnie Leo-na 'Leanna Marie', Paul David and Thelda Ann “Annie”; sons/daughters-in-law; grandchil-dren and great-grandchildren. Bonnie was laid to rest in Holly Grove Cemetery in Polk County.

STOUT
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Richard Preston “Buddy” Stout Sr., 74, of Moscow were held Sun-day, July 3, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Gary York officiating. Interment followed in Holhausen-Darby Cemetery in Moscow. Mr. Stout was born Jan. 17, 1937 in Vinton, La. and died Friday, July 1, 2011, in Moscow. He was a member of Jubilee Baptist Church of Diboll. He was also a member of the Lions Club. He was self-employed as a sawyer in the lumber industry. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to garden. He was known as someone whose hard work set a great example for his children and grandchildren, who greatly admired his work ethic and are proud to call their father and grandfather a self-made man. He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard Carol and Pansy Lee (Perry) Stout; brother, John Stout and grandson, Kolton Proc-tor. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Stout of Moscow; son and daughter-in-law, Richard P. and Shelia Stout of Moscow; daughters and sons-in-law, Mylinda and Donnie Proctor of Moscow and Patricia Ann and Michael Willette of Moscow; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elaine and Robert Gossett of Corrigan and Doris and Tommy Adkison of Corrigan; grandchil-dren, Michael Bryant, Michelle Bryant, Billy Max Raulston, Jere-my Procter, Don-Don Procter, Ri-chard Stout and Matthew Stout; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Michael Bryant, Randy Hillhouse, Jeremy Proctor, Don-Don Procter, Billy Max Rauls-ton and Michael Willette. Honorary pallbearers were Matt Stout, John-ny Bryant, Tristan Warren and Richard Stout. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

REINHARDT
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for James Cloyce Reinhardt, 78, of Corrigan were held Friday, July 8, 2011, in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Corrigan, with Bro. William Lee and Bro. Ronnie Frankens officiating. Inter-ment followed with full military honors and Masonic burial in the Stryker Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Reinhardt was born on Feb. 15, 1933 in the Stryker community near Corrigan and died on July 5, 2011 at his home in Stryker. Mr. Reinhardt owned and operated the East Texas Wrecking Yard and Reinhardt Auto Parts for over 50 years, proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, and was a member of the Stryker Bapt-ist Church. He was a rancher, histo-rian and loved trains and railroads. He was a past master and 50-year member of Corrigan Masonic Lodge No. 1103 and was a found-ing member of Corrigan VFW Post No. 6521, where he received an award for outstanding service. He was a trailride boss for the Moscow-Corrigan Trailriders As-sociation, founding member of the Corrigan Booster Club and presi-dent of the Damascus-Stryker Wa-ter System. He was also a historical expert on the saw mills and logging railroads of East Texas and was a huge supporter of Corrigan-Camden High School and FFA programs through the buyers com-mittee. Cloyce was known as a man who believed in God, worked hard every day, was a fair and giving man to all that crossed his path, who loved visiting with people and who was an icon to the Corrigan community. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Margaret (Wright) Reinhardt; daughter, Su-san Reinhardt and nephew, Duane Adams. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bennie (Rice) Reinhardt of Corrigan; son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Lisa Reinhardt of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and David Reed of Corri-gan; grandchildren, Ethan Rein-hardt, Hailey Reinhardt, James Reed and Elizabeth Reed; sister and brother-in-law, Billie Jean and Lloyd Adams of Corrigan; nephew and wife, David and Kathy Adams of Brenham and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Larry Lawson, Larry “Bo” Smith, Milton Purvis, David Adams, Tim Skinner and Jonathan Gerland. Honorary pall-bearers were Mateo Felipe Cruz, Jerry Cockrell, Lon L. Helton, An-thony Page, Larry Whitworth, members of Corrigan Masonic Lodge No. 1103 and members of Corrigan VFW Post No. 6521. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice in the Pines, Lufkin Texas. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WALTON
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Everett George Walton Jr., 68, of Onalaska were held Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the First Baptist Church Onalaska in Onalaska, with the Rev. Ken Cauthen and the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Interment followed in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston. Pallbearers were Lee Walton, Trevor Walton, Darin Lee, David Lee, Mike Pientowski and Micheal Pientowski, Honorary pallbearers were Kyle Lee and Joshua Lee. Everett was born Jan. 6, 1943 in Higgins, the son of Everette G. Walton Sr. and Melba M. Pinegar, and died July 3, 2011 in Onalaska. Everett is survived by his wife, Renae Walton of Onalaska; daughter, Michelle Pientowski of Newton, Miss.; sons, Lee Walton of Houston, Darin Lee of Pasadena and Kyle Lee of Onalaska; mother-in-law, Margaret Mahoney of Onalaska; brothers, Robert Walton of Whitehouse, Daniel Walton of Baytown and Jim Walton of Houston; sister, Janice Kramer of LaPorte and eight grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PARKS
LIVINGSTON -- Tommy Joe Parks was born April 26, 1948 in San Saba, the son of Claude Houston Parks and Odessa Mallett Stewart, and died July 3, 2011 in Livingston. He was the proud father of three daughters and grandfather of three grandsons. He was also very proud to be a son and brother. When Tommy was in high school at Van Vleck he was very active in sports and he was a graduate of the 1967 class. After high school, he attended college for one year at Wharton Junior College. He was known as someone who was always helping people in their time of need and he enjoyed donating blood whenever he could to help others. Later, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam conflict from July of 1968 until February of 1970. Tommy loved fishing, hunting, camping, bird watching and gardening and greatly appreciated his family, friends and neighbors. He is survived by his wife, Donna Parks of Livingston; daughters, Dusty Quintanilla of Bay City, Sanea Granger of Mesquite and Lora Guzman of Bay City; grandsons, Dylan, Kristian and Colton, all of Bay City; sister, Doris Cates of San Saba; brothers, William Parks of Markham and Thurman Parks of Sargent; mother-in-law, Shirley Schell of Clute and many aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends and neighbors. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LAWRENCE
LIVINGSTON -- Lessie Mae Lawrence, 79, died on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at her residence in Livingston. Lessie was born July 18, 1932 in Kountze. She is survived by her daughters, Jenny Kingsbury and Annette Brit-ton; son-in-law, Hurchel Britton; sister, Shirley Robin; grandsons, Hurchel Britton Jr., Jason Britton and Larry Brown; granddaughter, Sharna Brown; great-granddaughters, Carry Clayton, Coey Door, Patience and Bethany Brown; three great-great-grandsons; numerous other rela-tives and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Drewcilla Mills Davis; brothers, Elwood Davis, L.J. Davis and Charlie Davis and sister, Dessie Cook. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Pace Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Pace Fu-neral Home, with Chaplin Roy Barbe officiating. Pallbearers will be Jason Britton, Alan Britton, Warren Kelly, Charlie Jones and Wayne Kluge. Burial will follow in Peebles Cemetery.

WELCH
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Kaley Jolynn Welch, 21, of Livingston were held Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor Ed Jennings officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Tory Tropoloc, Sean Tullos, Rocky Richards, Brandon Wigent, David Smith, Jon Oates, John Molina and Elbert Cones. She was born Sept. 8, 1989 in Humble, the daughter of John Anthony Pancamo and Sarah Catherine Welch Locke, and died July 3, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her “Mimi,” Ernestine Welch. Kaley was known as someone who was beautiful inside and out and who seemed to appreciate life more than most because, to Kaley, everything was AMAZING. Kaley was outspoken and told it how it was. Kaley was known as someone who was passionate, extraordinary, and often expressed herself in unexpected ways. She would frequently wear blue streaks in her hair, or a piercing here or there. She proudly wore a tattoo of her mother sitting on a zebra cake, with a shotgun in one hand, a Bible in the other, and a caption that read “ain’t life grand.” Above all, family was most important to Kaley. She was the glue that bound her family together and was loved fiercely and fiercely loved. Kaley is survived by Esaias Edward Cheney, son, of Livingston; Sarah Catherine Locke, mother, of Livingston; Jake Cheney, fiancė, of Livingston; Ja-son Pancamo, brother; Edward M. Welch, grandfather, of Lufkin; John Anthony Pancamo, father, of Louisiana; Debbie and Kenny Fleming, aunt and uncle, of Apple Springs; cousins, Jessica Fleming Jones of Lufkin, Megan Larsen of Hudson and Gracie Brown of Groveton; Crystal and Mark Smith, mother-in-law and father-in-law, of Livingston; Eugene Reese, great uncle, of Kingwood; brothers, Austin Pancamo, Adrian Pancamo and James Pancamo and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ALLEN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Leola Allen, 81, of Arizona were held Saturday, July 9, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Herman E. Scott officiating. Interment followed in New Winsley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Gardner, Andre Shaw, Dennis Wyatt, Rayford Harrison, James Dade and Bobby Holman Jr. Honorary pallbearer was Rashad Sessions. She was born June 29, 1930 in DeQuincy, La., the daughter of LeRoy Davis and Queen Ella Fair, and died July 3, 2011 in Casa Grande, Ariz. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Bobby Holman; brother, LeRoy Davis Jr. and sister, Ruby Williams. Leola is survived by Charles Holman, son, of Leggett; Patricia Denman, daughter, of Corrigan; Gwen Gardner, daughter, of Casa Grande, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; Jessie M. Beery, sister, of Houston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

DIMAS
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Misty Lynn Dimas, 31, of Livingston, were held Saturday, July 9, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. She was born May 28, 1980 in Orlando, Fla., the daughter of Richard Everett Rundle and Connie Linn Myers, and died July 4, 2011 in Livingston. Misty is survived by Rudy Dimas, husband, of Livingston; Connie Myers, mother, of Galena Park; Richard Rundle, father, of Orlando, Fla.; Jerry Vasquez, stepfather,, of Galena Park; Chassidy Kimball, daughter; Karein Rundle, daughter, of Galena Park; Shelby Rundle, daughter, of Galena Park; Christin Rundle, Rudi and John and Chon Dimas, stepsons; Austin Dimas, grandchild, of Austin; Mary Rundle, sister, of Austin; brothers, Christopher, of Houston, Jerry of San Angelo and Joshua Rundle of Houston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

VILLARREAL
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lucy Flores Villarreal, 78, of Livingston were held Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Frank Aragon and Pastor Chris Borden officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Charles Aragon, Michael Villarreal, David Woods, Floyd Segrest, Juan Santoyo and Kelton Ogletree. She was born Dec. 13, 1932 in Shiro, the daughter of Pete Flores and Ramano Valdez Flores, and died July 2, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents; great-grandchild, Kelsey Renee Reynolds; grandchildren, Jesse Dwayne Villarreal and Daniel Frank Villarreal and brothers, Simon Flores, Tony Flores, Lilo Flores, Ollie Flores, Charlie Flores and Pete Flores Jr.. Lucy is survived by Carmen Duff, daughter, of Lufkin; Lilly and Johnny Woodmansee, daughter and son-in-law, of Romar; Jesse and Tammy Villarreal, son and daughter-in-law, of Livingston; Elizabeth and Juan Santoyo, daughter and son-in-law, of Livingston; Paul and Rebeca Villarreal, son and daughter-in-law, of Duncan, Okla.; Louisia and Kelton Ogletree, daughter and son-in-law, of Livingston; Mozelle and Jimmy Hastings, sister and brother-in-law, of Onalaska; Naomie (Nomie) Flores and Charles Dowdell, sister and brother-in-law, of Splendora; Ellic Flores, brother, of Livingston; 16 grandchildren, 18 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.

STALINSKY
LIVINGSTON -- James “Jim” Patrick Stalinsky, 69, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at his residence in Pointblank. Mr. Stalinsky was born Jan. 13, 1942 in Houston, to Adolph and Ethel Stalinsky. He worked for Varco Intl. as a service representa-tive in Houston and various loca-tions for 25 years. He married Margaret Janell Stalinsky on Oct. 5, 1991. He is preceded in death by his fa-ther and stepdaughter, Charlotte.K. Davis. His survivors include his wife, Janell Stalinsky; daughter, Debra Stalinsky Baker and spouse Joe; granddaughter, Danielle Nicole Baker; mother, Ethel Stalinsky; brothers, Alex Stalinsky, Kenneth Stalinsky, Tim Stalinsky and Do-nald Stalinsky; sisters, Virginia Peters, Bernadette Williams, Patri-cia Ringgold, Gloria Artigue and Dianna Kocurek; stepson, Charles Davis; stepdaughter, Cheryl Migl and spouse Garrett; stepgrandsons, Corey Davis and Casey Davis; step-great-granddaughter, Ameri-cus Davis and numerous other family members and friends. Arrangements were made by Pace Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

CELESTINE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Nelson Jones Celestine, 64, of Livingston were held Monday, July 4, 2011, at the First Texas Indian Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Ernest Best of Eufaula, Okla. officiating. Interment fol-lowed in the Reservation Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Kendall Wil-liams, Colbert Williams, Levi Johnson, Casey Johnson, Burnett Langley and Anthony Celestine. Honorary pallbearers were the mi-nister at Coushatta Baptist Church and Indian Baptist Mission and the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Nation Volunteer Fire Department. He was born Nov. 29, 1946 in Livingston, the son of Vincent Ce-lestine and Margaret Battise Celes-tine, and died June 30, 2011 in Tul-sa, Okla. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Vivian John-son Celestine; daughter, Rhonda Celestine and grandchildren, Felix Andrew Celestine and Brianna Ce-lestine. Nelson enjoyed playing softball in his spare time. He was a member of the Indian Baptist Mission and the Rock of Ages Jail Ministry. He also served on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Nation Volunteer Fire Department, No. 5, and was a part of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Housing Agency. Nelson is survived by Ramona Celestine, daughter, of Ft. Smith, Ark.; Valerie Sylestine-Robinson and Curley Robinson, daughter and son-in-law, of Livingston; Gabriel and Susan Celestine, son and daughter-in-law, of Ft. Smith, Ark.; Bryant and Dawn Celestine, son and daughter-in-law, of Wood-ville; Sylvia Johnson, stepdaughter, of Livingston; Sadler and Carol Celestine, brother and sister-in-law, of Alvin; Nancy Abbey, sister, of Livingston; grandchildren, Hailey Celestine, Connor Celestine, Joshua Celestine, Malachi Celestine, Vincent Celestine, Abigail Celes-tine, Makenzi Robinson and Mar-leigh Robinson; special friend, Emma Olachia, of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LANDER
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial ser-vices for Marilyn Sue Lander, 72, of Coldspring, formerly of Hou-ston, were held Wednesday, July 6. 2011, at Bethany Christian Church, Houston. Memorial donations may be made to: The Coldspring Public Library, P.O. Box 1756, Coldspring, TX 77331. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BRADSHAW
LIVINGSTON -- Jean Claire Bradshaw, 81, of Livingston was born Dec. 18, 1929 in Denver, Colo. and died on June 18, 2011 in Houston. Memorial services were held Saturday, July 2, at the Escapees Care Center in Livingston, with the Rev. Ted Savage officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WELCH
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Kaley Jolynn Welch, 21, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor Ed Jennings officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers will be Tory Tropoloc, Sean Tullos, Rocky Richards, Brandon Wigent, David Smith, Jon Oates, John Molina and Elbert Cones. She was born Sept. 8, 1989 in Humble, the daughter of John Anthony Pancamo and Sarah Catherine Welch Locke, and died July 3, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her “Mimi,” Ernestine Welch. Kaley was known as someone who was beautiful inside and out and who seemed to appreciate life more than most because, to Kaley, everything was AMAZING. Kaley was outspoken and told it how it was. Kaley was known as someone who was passionate, extraordinary, and often expressed herself in unexpected ways. She would frequently wear blue streaks in her hair, or a piercing here or there. She proudly wore a tattoo of her mother sitting on a zebra cake, with a shotgun in one hand, a Bible in the other, and a caption that read “ain’t life grand.” Above all, family was most important to Kaley. She was the glue that bound her family together and was loved fiercely and fiercely loved. Kaley is survived by Esaias Edward Cheney, son, of Livingston; Sarah Catherine Locke, mother, of Livingston; Jake Cheney, fiancė, of Livingston; Edward M. Welch, grandfather, of Lufkin; John Anthony Pancamo, father, of Louisiana; Debbie and Kenny Fleming, aunt and uncle, of Apple Springs; cousins, Jessica Fleming Jones of Lufkin, Megan Larsen of Hudson and Gracie Brown of Groveton; Crystal and Mark Smith, mother-in-law and father-in-law, of Livingston; Eugene Reese, great uncle, of Kingwood; brothers, Austin Pancamo, Adrian Pancamo and James Pancamo and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BENNETT
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Joe L. Bennett Sr., 77, of Cam-den were held Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Corrigan, with the Rev. Charles Darden offi-ciating. Interment followed in Lily Island Cemetery in Camden. Mr. Bennett was born March 15, 1934 in Kountze, to John Handley Bennett and Edna Newman, and died on Monday, June 27, 2011, in Lufkin. He worked as a foreman of road maintenance for the county road system of Polk County for 53 years and was a Baptist by faith. He also served on the Chester ISD School Board and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gazette Morris Bennett; par-ents; sister, Inez Warren and daughter, Alice McNeal. Survivors include sons, Gregory Bennett (Mary) of Sugarland, Joe L. Bennett Jr. (Sonya) of Duncan-ville and Donald Hamilton (Debo-rah) of Fresno; daughters, Cheri Bennett-Douglas (James) of Luf-kin, Erica B. McKinney of Lufkin, Shana Bennett Wyatt of Lufkin and Debra Winslow (Greg) of Humble; Buck (pet) of Lufkin, brothers, Jason Gilder of Houston, Lawrence Gilder Jr. (Helen) of Buna and Frank Burton of Leggett; sisters, Doris Robinson (Charles) of Leesville and Ann Bennett Jesse (Clyde) of Corrigan; 22 grandchil-dren; 15 great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Arzalia Morris, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. Pallbearers were Precinct 3 Polk County Road and Bridge em-ployees. Honorary pallbearers were Gregory Bennett, Joe L. Bennett Jr., Donald Hamilton, Gerald Morris, Stanley Morris, Stephen Morris, Jason Gilder and Lawrence Gilder Jr. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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