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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries

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JOHNSON
MARBLE FALLS -- Thomas A. Tom Johnson, 58, of Granite Shoals died on July 18, 2012. He was born March 1, 1954 in Dallas, to Willie D. and Maggie E. Johnson. Thomas is survived by his wife of 32 years, Theresa (Chaney) Johnson; son, Raymond Johnson and wife Jodi and grandchildren, Aaron Wade and Reagan of Vien-na, S.D.; daughter, Tasha Ganzer and husband Ryan and grandchil-dren, Brady and Jakob of Livings-ton; daughter, Melissa Johnson of Granite Shoals and son, Aaron Johnson of Austin; sisters, Janece Straley, Carmaletta Dale, Linda Chesser and Jean Hester; brothers, Dean Johnson and Tony Johnson; brother-in-law, Tommy Chaney; nieces, Cassie Chaney and Paige Bailey and husband James; great-nephews, Riley and Remington and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy Johnson and sister, Betty Johnson. Thomas graduated from Leander High School in 1973 and served in the United States Air Force from 1974-1979. At the time of his death, he was employed at ACE Hardware in Marble Falls and took great pride in his work. He always had a “fish tale” of a story to share to get a smile out of you. Many will remember him for his signature mustache and silly jokes. Thomas enjoyed being very proud of the armed forces, fishing, the Dallas Cowboys, and most of all, spending time with his family, es-pecially his grandchildren. He was known as someone who was al-ways willing to lend a helping hand and taught his children to do the same with the utmost respect for others. Visitation was held Monday, July 23, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls and a grave-side service was held Tuesday, July 24, at the Marble Falls City Ceme-tery. Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com.

SMITH
DICKINSON -- Norman Smith, 97, died Thursday, July 18, 2012, at Christus St. John Hospital from pneumonia. Norman was born on April 11, 1915 at Newton, to John Albert and Cora Simmons Smith. He was the middle of two older brothers and one younger sister and brother. He lived longer than any of his siblings. Attended Baptist church and Sunday school in his formative years. He graduated from Camp Ruby High School in 1932 as vale-dictorian. He joined the Army-Air Corps in 1934 and honorably served four years in Galveston at Ft. Crockett. He was an all-star basketball player in Galveston on several teams, such as Army, Robert I Cohen and Pan American during the 1930s. He married Effie Lee Clanton on July 21, 1938. He was baptized on July 3, 1949 and confirmed at Galveston’s St. Paul Lutheran Church after his children were born. He joined Faith Lutheran Church in Dickinson on March 20,1955 after moving to Dickinson in the early 1950s. He was employed as a supervisor by Pan American, Amoco, now BP, until 1976. Norman and Effie tra-veled to Turkey, Iran and Germany twice and on many cruises. He lost his beloved Effie Lee af-ter 63 happy years of marriage in February 2002. He loved to dance, travel, play golf, read, and attend family gatherings. He married Teresa Stappenbeck Sanders of League City on March 4, 2003. Norman and Teresa lived an active life with her love and attention keeping him young through the latter years of his life. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, AMOCO Retirees Club, Union Carbide CRC, Sons of Hermann and Kemah Kronies. Survivors include his children, Norma Lee Wingenter and husband Robert and Dean Thomas Smith; grandchildren, Mark Wingenter, Rob Wingenter and wife Claudine, Michael Dean Smith and wife Amy Ann, Amy Smith, Travis Smith and Zachary Smith; great-grandchildren, Katlyn Rivera, Francesca and Lucia Wingenter and Marlena and Henry Smith; stepchildren, Lesia Thomas, Milton Sanders and wife Laurie and Laura Barnett; step-grandchildren, Trevor Thomas, Brandi Manuel, Nathan Barnett, Megan Bass, Tyler and wife Melissa Barnett and Cody Sanders and step-great-grandchildren, Kayla Manuel, Owen and Tristan Bass, Casen Barnett and Carolynn Barnett. Services were held Monday, July 23, at Faith Lutheran Church in Dickinson, with interment following in Forest Park East Cemetery, Web-ster. The Rev. Debra Grant officiated. Pallbearers were his grandsons.

HICKMAN
LIVINGSTON -- R’reather Kelley Hickman, 97, died at her residence in Leggett on July 21, 2012. Graveside services were held on Monday, July 23, at Pine Ridge Cemetery, with Bro. Calobe Isaacs officiating. R’reather was born on March 16, 1915 at Bluewater, the sixth child of 10 born to parents, John William and Willie Mack (Harrell) Kelley. She received her schooling at Camp Ruby and Soda where she grew up. R’reather was very proud to be a fourth generation Polk Countian. She was known as a human encyclopedia of genealogy facts about her family and the family of her husband. She had an amazing memory and could remember dates as well as who everyone married and the names of their children. While they were growing up, she kept her grandchildren entertained with stories of her childhood while they were shelling bushels of peas and silking corn on the back porch. On July 11, 1931, she married Noll Hickman in the office of County Judge Will Tullos. She and Noll worked together, hand in hand, to build a good life for themselves and their two daughters. She was a homemaker, farmer, flower gardener and cowgirl. She was a wonderful cook, seamstress and quilter. Her grandchildren often referred to her as “Dr. MawMaw” because of her natural ability to cure what ailed you. She was a strong believer that kerosene could cure just about anything. R’reather loved to travel around and see new places whether it was 10 miles away or a thousand, and she was always up for a road trip. She grieved over the fact that she could not climb Enchanted Rock after discovering it in 1999. She was afraid her bad knee wouldn’t tolerate the extreme exercise but that didn’t stop her from always wanting to go and see it again if she was in the area. She made many trips with her family, traveling around the United States but she was always happy to get back to Polk County. R’reather was predeceased by her parents; her husband; brothers, Louis Kelley, Jim Kelley, Lee Kelley, Addie Kelley and Jake Kelley; sisters, Jewel Kelley, Ivy Bell Kelley-Hickman and Dollie May Kelley-Kerr; sons-in-law, Manton Eddie Marsh Jr. and N.L. Smith; grandson-in-law, Bill Thagard and great-grandsons, Ryan Roberts and Daniel Thagard. Survivors include her daughter, Alma Hickman-Marsh of Crosby and her daughters, Nollene Marsh of Crosby, Peggy Marsh-Mooring of Porter, Virginia Marsh-Thagard of Crosby, Oleather Marsh of Houston and Martha Marsh-Roberts of Crosby; daughter, Eva Hickman Smith of Porter and her children, Dianne Smith-Mancuso of Huffman, David Smith and wife Marie of Kingwood, Loueva Smith of Porter and Judy Smith-Gompher of California; 10 great-grandchildren and 11, soon to be 12, great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her canine children, Chloe and Runt. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BARBEE
LIVINGSTON -- Frances Barbee, 69, of Livingston died on July 23, 2012 at her residence. She was born on Nov. 2, 1942 in Waxahachie, to William Emmett Lawrence and Selma Jordan Lawrence. Mrs. Barbee is preceded in death by her parents; son, James Edward Barbee and two brothers, Nelson Lawrence and Tom Lawrence. She is survived by her husband, Jay Barbee of Livingston; son, Nelson Barbee of Livingston and sister, Jane Ellis of Maypearl. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Maypearl Cemetery in Maypearl, with the Rev. Ronnie Wiggins officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WARREN
HUNTSVILLE -- A private gra-veside service for Luanna Kay Warren, 50, was held at West Tempe Cemetery in Livingston on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Luanna was born on July 28, 1961, to Shirley Ann Schweitzer-Wilcox and Morton Louis Schweitzer in Pasadena, Texas. Luanna was also particularly close to her stepfather, James Henry Wilcox. Luanna died peacefully at her daughter’s residence in Huntsville on July 19, 2012. Her best friend, Gayle Reyes, was constantly by her side aiding in her care during Luanna’s struggle with cancer. Luanna Warren was a daughter, mom, sister, friend, biology tech, and a nurse. Luanna was a 1979 graduate of Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena. She was also a graduate of the LVN nursing pro-gram at San Jacinto College. Luan-na took great joy in tutoring and mentoring students at the college. Luanna was predeceased by her mother, Shirley Ann Schweitzer-Wilcox and her husband, Roger Dale “Red” Warren. Luanna leaves behind her be-loved children, her son, Marshall Ryan Warren and two daughters, Audra Carol Warren and Danielle Nicole Motan and her husband Adnon Motan; two grandchildren, Benjamin Ryan Warren and Jaden Motan, who were the light of her life; her father, Morton Louis Schweitzer and her two brothers, Norman Wade Schweitzer and For-rest Craig Schweitzer. Luanna’s mother was stricken with Alzheimer’s disease and she requested, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Alzhei-mer’s Association. Any cards or correspondence to the children may be directed c/o Audra Warren, 819 15th Street #5, Huntsville, Texas 77340.

HARMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Vaughn DuWayne Harman Jr., 77, of El Lago, Texas was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. and died on Monday, July 24, 2012. He was a member of Nassau Bay Baptist church and lived in Spring Branch. Vaughn graduated from Lamar High School and entered into active duty on Feb. 18, 1953 in the United States Navy. He served for eight years and qualified in submarines, limited, SG. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 17, 1961. He attended the University of Houston and was a member of the Yosemite Frontier Fiesta Club. He retired from Air Liquide (formerly Big Three Industries) as superintendent of the water plant and was on the board for WCID 50 in El Lago. Vaughn loved his family and camping with them and friends. Caring for grandchildren and playing golf were his retirement hobbies. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Holly Grove Cemetery near Rye. Memorial services will be held at Nassau Bay Baptist Church later that afternoon. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vaughn DuWayne Harman Sr. and Lemmah Neal Harman and his wife, Carolyn Jordan Harman. Survivors include son, William (Bill) Jordan Harman and wife Sherry; daughter, Laurie Harman Adams; daughter, Angela Bright and husband Chris; son, Vaughn DuWayne Harman, III; granddaughter, Melissa Simon and husband, Matt; granddaughter, Sarah Spurlock and husband Tyler; grandson, Matthew Adams; granddaughter, Ashley Harman; grandson, William Mikolajczyk; great-grandchildren, Michael Simon, Rebecca Simon, Daniel Spurlock and Aiden Spurlock; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Nassau Bay Baptist Church Sanctuary Building Fund, 18131 Nassau Bay Dr., Houston, TX 77508 Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BONDS
LUFKIN -- Funeral services for Lola Pauline “Polly” Hewitt Bonds, 91, of Lufkin will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin, with Dr. Andrew G. Pittman and the Rev. Aubrey Knox officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. in Brookside Memorial Park in Houston. Mrs. Bonds was born Nov. 1, 1920 in Groesbeck, to Charles Hen-ry and Martha Lola (Winters) He-witt, and died Monday, July 23, 2012, in a Lufkin hospital. Mrs. Bonds had resided in Ange-lina County for the past five years. She was a longtime resident of Houston, where she worked at Duf-fens Optical for more than 30 years. Mrs. Bonds taught Sunday school for 50-plus years, and was currently a member of Lufkin’s First Baptist Church. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Charles Grover and Dr. Carol Ann Bonds of San Angelo; daughter and son-in-law, Janice Kaye and the Rev. Edwin Aubrey Knox of Lufkin; grandchil-dren, Paula Catherine DiCenzo and husband Vic DiCenzo, Charles Craig Bonds and wife Monica Ann Wetjen Bonds, Kevin Makenna Knox and wife Allison Reneé Knox, Julie Kaye Johnson and husband John Raymond Johnson; great-grandchildren, Carly Ann Bonds, Macy Ann Bonds, Megan Marie DiCenzo, Allison Carol Di-Cenzo, Ashley Kaye Johnson, Wil-liam Aubrey Johnson, Karson Ma-kenna Knox, and Kelsey Reneé Knox; brother, Herbert Byron He-witt of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Bonds; parents, Charles Henry and Martha Lola Hewitt; sisters, Ester Berniece Har-ringer, Effie Lavina Dyer, Iris Nellie Arnold, Fannie Louise Pritchett, Zetta Mae Cleveland, and Kathe-rine Ada Moore and brothers, Fred Josephus Hewitt, Charles Clowe Hewitt, and Walter Trueman He-witt. Pallbearers will be Craig Bonds, Kevin Knox, Vic DiCenzo and John Johnson. Memorial contributions may be made to Lufkin’s First Baptist Church, 106 East Bremond Ave-nue, Lufkin, TX 75904, or Hospice in the Pines, 1504 West Frank Avenue, Lufkin, TX 75904. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Carroway Funeral Home in Lufkin. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

GARRETT
TYLER – Funeral services for Jerry Lynn Garrett, 67, of Mineola were held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel in Quitman, with the Rev. Wayne Sanmann and the Rev. Ron Dyess officiating. Burial followed in Concord Cemetery. Mr. Garrett died on July 21 in Hospice Homeplace, Tyler. He was born on Oct. 8, 1944 in Port Arthur. He had been a resident of Mineola for 12 years, having moved from Lawton, Okla. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Medicine Park, Okla. was a retired computer programmer for the Department of Defense and was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He is preceded in death by his fa-ther, the Rev. James T. Garrett. Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Dyess Garrett of Mineola; mother, Doris Garrett of Longview; son, Jerry Jay and wife Billy Jo Garrett of Bullard; daughter, Penny Lynn and husband Mike Phillips of Tyler; brother, James C, Garrett of Kingwood; sister, Dianne Pope of Longview; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Stacey Phillips, Mike Phillips, Austin Carpenter, Tristan Bishop, Cole Phillips and Matt Dyess. Memorials may be made to Hos-pice of East Texas, 1114 Universi-ty, Tyler, TX in Jerry Lynn Garrett’s memory.

LONG
LIVINGSTON -- Cynthia Delane Long, born Aug. 28, 1961 in Dallas to Weldon and Delane Bonds Wil-hite, died on July 17, 2012 in Ona-laska at the age of 50. Cynthia is survived by her par-ents; son, Jason Long; brothers, Gary and Jeff Wilhite; one grand-son, Jeremy Kervin; numerous oth-er relatives and host of friends. Cynthia was employed with Cho Vest Marine as a deck hand. A memorial service was held at Retha Light’s house in a celebra-tion of her life. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com. VANCE ONALASKA -- Andrew Brenning Vance, 78, of Livingston died on July 23, 2012 in Conroe. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Cha-pel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Ha-rold Isaacs officiating. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

KELLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Christell Kelley was born on Aug. 12, 1922 in Livingston and died on July 20, 2012. Christell was the daughter of James Richard Morris and Dollie Vera Walker. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Addie V. Kelley and both parents, Jim and Vera Morris. Mrs. Kelley is survived by her daughter, Althea Hoover; brother, Jimmie Morris; sisters; Carrie Bell Kelley and Faye Anderson; grand-children, Travis Rubin Hoover and Brett Holden Hoover; great-grandchildren, Brody Rubin Hoov-er, Chase Holden Hoover and Gra-cie Joan Hoover; adopted sons and grandchildren by mutual love, John Moss, Robert Moss, Karl Moss, Peter Moss, Michael Moss, Robert, Cindy, Pam, Laura, Darrel, Beverly and Chris Blakely, Kathy, Bubba, John and Leslie Hardy; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Kelley was the oldest living member of Soda Baptist Church. She loved hunting, fishing, quilting and gardening. Services were held on July 22, 2012 at Bluff Creek Cemetery in Livingston, with Bro. Brad Hoover officiating at the celebration of her life. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of her service. To sign the guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

TABOR
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- Kenneth Lynn Tabor of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Lexing-ton, S.C., died on July 15, 2012. At his bedside was his wife of 39 years, Sandra Hardee Tabor. Ken was born Sept. 17, 1948 to Alvis E. Tabor and Gwendolyne Couts Ta-bor in Pampa, Texas. Along with his loving and de-voted Sandra, Ken is survived by their son, Jason P. Tabor and his wife Milgrid, of Colorado Springs, Colo., with their two children, Mi-chelle and Christian Tabor; his brother, Carrol P. Tabor and wife Cathy of Tomball; his sister, Al-vene Galloway and husband Bill, of Livingston, Texas; his nephew Daniel Tabor of Madison, Wis., along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ronald and Michael Tabor. Growing up in Panhandle, Texas Ken learned from his parents a strong work ethic, importance of family, value of a good education, and helping others. Caring for his disabled brother, Ronald, he also developed a deep compassion for people with disabilities. Ken graduated from Panhandle High School in 1967 and Wayland Baptist College in 1971 with a ba-chelor of science degree in political science. He was a member of Al-pha Phi Omega. Ken felt the Lord leading him to attend Southern Baptist Theologi-cal Seminary in Louisville, Ky., where he met his wife, Sandra. They were married in the summer of 1972, both completing their master’s of religious education degree in 1973. Ken continued his education at the University of South Carolina, where he earned a master’s of social work degree in 1975 and later received his Academy of Certified Social Workers accreditation. He was also a member of National Association of Social Workers. Ken felt a special calling in life to work with those with special needs. He worked early in his career as a social worker and then later as a program manager for the disabled. Ken worked at the Department of Mental Health in Columbia, S.C., making the lives of those in need better every day for 30 years. He was known as a Godly hus-band, Godly father and grandfather, and Christian brother to many, and as a man of strong faith and high integrity who loved his family more than himself. Ken was a peacemaker and shared the joy of the Lord with everyone that came in contact with him. He en-joyed woodworking, photography, crafts, singing and playing the autoharp, and all types of music and sports. He was also known as someone who loved people, never met a stranger and who always gave 100 percent at whatever task he was given. Ken had a great love for his pets. He received much joy following his son Jason’s career as a commercial pilot and spending time with his precious grandchil-dren. Most of all, Ken had a great love for his Lord. Ken was a member of Park Street Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C. for several years and then the Lexington Baptist Church in Lexington, S.C. Throughout his adult life, he taught Sunday school, sang in the adult choir, played several instruments in the church orchestra and worked with the Royal Ambassadors and children’s choirs. Ken served as a deacon and was a member of the Gideon’s International. Ken and Sandra came to Colora-do Springs to be closer to their son and his family in 2005. Wood-men Valley Chapel became their home for worship and new oppor-tunities to minister in the Overco-mers Adult Bible Study class and the Acts 2:42 men’s group at Woodmen Heights. Funeral services were held Sat-urday, July 21, 2012, at Lexington Baptist Church in Lexington, S.C., with burial following in Woodridge Memorial Gardens in Lexington. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, in Colorado Springs, Colo. at Wood-men Valley Chapel, Woodmen Heights. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80919; Lexington Baptist Church, 308 E. Main St. Lexington, SC 29072; Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906; or Gideons International. Barr-Price Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to Barr-Price.com.

GALLOWAY
LIVINGSTON -- Geneva Gallo-way was born on May 17, 1923, to John Oscar and Myrtle Hayes Wat-son, in Kirbyville. She died on July 17, 2012 in Livingston at the age of 89 years. Geneva married Garnet Gallo-way in Livingston on Feb. 16, 1946. They raised their family of three sons and one daughter in Li-vingston. She served her communi-ty and her church, Central Baptist Church, until her health would not permit. Singing in the choir of CBS was one of her loves, as well as working with children. She taught third grade Sunday school for 40 years. Geneva was famous for her cooking skills and passed them down to her daughter and also to her sons. Geneva is preceded in death by her husband, Garnet Galloway; parents, John Oscar and Myrtle Watson; grandson, Jason Harrel-son; three brothers and two sisters, James E. Watson, Virginia Sum-mers, Emma Emmons, John Oscar Watson Jr. and John Calvin Wat-son. She is survived by three sons, one daughter, one daughter-in-law and one son-in-law, Donald Galloway, Bill and Alvene Galloway, Genette and Kenny Harrelson and Jimmy Galloway, all of Livingston; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Lola and Phil Hoy, Donna Merritt, Billy and Angie Galloway, Steve and Holly McNeil, Melanie Clifton, Kyle and Melissa McNeil, Jessica Griffith, Scott and Melissa Galloway and Stan and Tracy Gal-loway; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and one very special pet, “Sissy.” Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 19, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livings-ton, with Pastor Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CLIFT
LIVINGSTON -- Joe Ann Clift was born June 12, 1934 in Boling, to Homer Reed Seay and Pearl (Landers) Seay, and died on July 16, 2012 in Livingston. Mrs. Clift is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Dalila Clift of Onalaska; grandson, Abraham Clift of Onalaska; cousins, Lynn Foster of Lake Jackson, Dell Seay of Alaska and Colleen Moses of Madisonville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to cochranfh.com.

FOSTER
FORT WORTH -- Florence L. Foster died on Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Houston. She was a native of Seven Oaks. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, July 21, at Providence No. 1 Baptist Church in Leggett, with Ronnie Coleman officiating. Interment followed in Carrington Cemetery, Seven Oaks. Survivors include her daughters, Courtney Foster-Duncan and Dawn A. Foster; grandsons, Detric and Caleb Duncan; granddaughter, Mia Arzu; mother, Rosie Lee Da-niels; sisters, Dorothy Cooper, Wil-lie M. Crisswell, Lena Presswood, Rosemary Lewis, Linda Shelly, Sharon Foster and Carolyn Daniels and brother, Kenneth W. Foster. Serenity Funerals and Crema-tions of Fort Worth was in charge of arrangements.

PHILLIPS
CLEVELAND – Willie Ray “Big Daddy” Phillips Sr. was born on Sept. 20, 1949 to A.C. and Andora Phillips of Diboll and died on July 13, 2012 at his residence. He married Linda Phillips of Seven Oaks on June 26, 1971. To this union, four children were born: Willie Jr., Omar, Kemyatta and Nicholas. He worked for Polk County Road and Bridge for 30 years until he retired. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Willie Ray Phillips Jr.; three brothers, Henry Mose, A.C. Phillips Jr. and Roy Lee Phillips and two sisters, Willie Lee and Robbie Lee. Survivors include his wife, Linda Phillips; daughter, Kemyatta Johnson (Chad); two sons, Omar (Christiana) and Nicholas; nine grandchildren, Kedra, Keyawna, Kendrianna “Pork Chop,” Kaleb, Aniya, Nicholas Jr., Kohen, Karter and Kennedi; two brothers, J.C. Phillips and Troy Phillips; three sisters, Martha Burch (Kenneth), Lessie Bailey and Dora Ann; mother-in-law, Lee Etta Knighton; five sisters-in-law; seven brothers-in-law and special friends, James Knighton, Frank Colquitt, Eugene Jefferson, Marlon Livingston, Reginald Banks, Ronnie Lyons, David Kovar and Clarence Heglar. Services were held on Saturday at Providence No. 1 Baptist Church in Leggett, with the Rev. Coleman officiating. Pallbearers were J.C. Phillips Jr., Cedric Knighton, Patrick Smith, Reginald Banks, Clarence Heglar and Bruce Heckard. Peaceful Rest Mortuary, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

VOGELY
LIVINGSTON -- Dr. Emil “Doc” Vogely Jr., 90, died on July 18, 2012 at his residence in Livingston. Doc Vogely was born on June 30, 1922 in Salisburry, N.C., to Emil Herren Vogely and Martha Adams Vogely. He married Leah Koehler in Columbus, Ohio on June 15, 1946. Services are pending. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BASS
HOUSTON -- Linda Lorraine Bass, born March 8, 1948, died on July 13, 2012. She is preceded in death by her father, Burl Nash Sr. and stepfa-ther, John Puntch. Survivors include her husband, Sam Bass; her mother, Florine Puntch; sister, Brenda Howard and husband Audie; brother, Burl Nash Jr. and wife Kathy; stepdaughters, Brandi Dathe and husband Chuck and Mindi Siegeler and husband Scooter; stepson, Joe Bass; grand-children, Dax, Hannah, Waylon and Tyler; niece, Taryn; nephews, David and Jesse; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless life-long friends. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 21, 2012. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests donations be made to Texas Hospice 713-895-8615 or 512-372-4194.

STEPHENS
ONALASKA -- Christopher Bryan Stephens, 27, of Onalaska died on July 16, 2012 as the result of a car accident as he was on his way to start a new job in Del Rio. He was born on June 25, 1985 in Beeville, to Jerry Stephens and Laurie Kennedy Stephens. Christopher is survived by his mother, Laurie Stephens of Onalaska; father and wife, Jerry and Teresa Stephens of Katy; two brothers, Eric Emerson of Seven Oaks and Jamie Stephens of Katy; sister, Courtney Stephens of Onalaska; daughter, Amanda Stephens; son, Camden Stephens; a daughter on the way; grandparents, Jerry Epperly, Marty Epperly, Eddie Stephens and Sondra Stephens; two aunts, Joy Harris and Kristin Kennedy; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends. Christopher was known as a loving and loyal son, father, brother, uncle and friend to all his family and acquaintances. He enjoyed music and was a hard worker. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

REEVES
LIVINGSTON -- Timothy Reeves, 63, died on July 19, 2012 in Livingston. Mr. Reeves was born on Sept. 1, 1948 in Edinburg, to Floyd and Bessie Reeves. He is survived by his wife, De-brah Reeves, whom he married on May 10, 1975 in Corpus Christi; his daughters, Kimberly Moye of Big Sandy, Wendy Longenbaugh of Bryan, Kerrie Liner of Bryan, Shea Martinez of Kingsville and and Dawn Garcia of San Antonio; sons, Matthew Reeves of Bryan and Bill Scott Reeves of Leggett; sister-in-law, Brenda Crump of Mississippi; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Sadie Reeves of Mission; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Ken Parton of Mission and numerous other relatives and friends. Mr. Reeves was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Reeves and Bessie Reeves and one grand-son, Alex Dean Cummings. Mr. Reeves was a member of Living Word Church. He loved to sit at Wal-Mart and tell people about Jesus. Pallbearers were Matthew Reeves, Mark Longenbaugh, Ste-phen Moye, Jonathan Moye, And-rew Liner and Ryan Moye. A celebration of his life was held on Saturday, July 21, at Pace Fu-neral Home in Livingston. Burial was in Big Sandy Cemetery. Bro. Danny Moye officiated. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First National Bank, Estate of Timothy Reeves, under Debbie Reeves, account number 2500299.

POOLE
MARBLE FALLS -- Ron Poole of Marble Falls, formerly of Col-lege Station, died peacefully Wednesday July 11, 2012, at his residence in Marble Falls. Ron was born on Dec. 29, 1947 in Norfolk, Va., to Harmon Poole and Louise Russell Poole. He spent his younger years in and around Houston, and moved to Livingston when he was 15, where the Poole family lived for many years. Ronnie graduated from Livings-ton High School in 1967. He had lengthy careers both in the car business and in the oil field. Ron sold real estate in Bryan-College Station as well as Marble Falls after they moved there in 2008. He loved making people laugh with his insane sense of humor but was also incredibly determined. Family members say he was always the little man that could. Ron is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bobbie; daughter, Cindi Kay Poole-Ashford and husband Char-lie and son, Ryan Poole and Nancy Gomes. “Papa Ronnie will be missed by Wyatt, Jesse, Owen, Sebastian and Nathaniel, and one “little princess,” Grayce Catherine. He is also survived by his sister, Jerri R. King; brother, Joe Poole and his mother-in-law, Idell Tho-mas. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Rusty and Randy Poole and his father-in-law, Bob Thomas. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston. Visi-tation with the family will be im-mediately after the service at the Thomas residence in Livingston. Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Fu-neral Home of Marble Falls.

ARRINGTON
LIVINGSTON -- Lola “Marie” Arrington was born on April 19, 1922 in Jena, La., to Earl Hewitt and Christina Kirl Hewitt. She died on July 9, 2012 in Livingston at the age of 90. Mrs. Arrington is preceded death by her parents; brothers, Luther Max Hall, James Hewitt, Chester Frank Hall and Earl M. Hewitt Jr. and sister, Evelyn Cooper. She is survived by two sons, Robert G. Walker of Crosby and James Duane Walker of Pine, Colo.; two sisters, Eddie Mae Sawyer of Lefors and Helene Baldree of Alphin; grandchildren, Michael Walker, Donnie Walker, Shala Walker and great-great-grandchildren, Cameron and Candace “Sissy.” Funeral services were held on Friday, July 13, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Marvin Martin officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

REYNOLDS
LIVINGSTON -- Lena Skains Reynolds was born Jan. 31, 1918 in Glendale, to Benjamin Franklin Skains and Minnie Frances (Lee) Skains, and died on July 11, 2012 in Huntsville. Mrs. Reynolds was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rayburn J. Reynolds; son, Frank Reynolds; stepfather, William P. Hill; three sisters, Edna Johnson, Oleta Parr and Clara Mae Grandstaff and brother, William A. Hill. Survivors include her grandchildren, Kelli Mackey, Lauren Jarrell, Ericia Huff and Eric Brandon and wife Candye; daughter-in-law, Elnita Reynolds; sister-in-law, Oleta Schneider; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Lena started teaching Sunday school in 1955 and first taught at the First Baptist Church in LaMarque. It was there that she started teaching about the Bible and then later moved to Schwab City and became a member of Schwab City Baptist Church. She sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. Her other great delight was the 30-plus years that she spent singing and witnessing in the Nursing Home Ministry. She was very patriotic and also enjoyed taking photos, collecting numerous items, writing poetry, scrap-booking and writing in her diary. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 16, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. David Jones officiating. Interment followed in Glendale Cemetery in Glendale. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GRIFFIN
CLEVELAND -- Wayne Griffin, 37, died on Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Cleveland. Wayne was born on Sept. 2, 1974 in West Palm Beach, Fla., to Jerl and Gail Griffin. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jessie; grand-mothers, Irene Hauser and Lorene Ladd and grandfathers, Arthur Griffin and Wayne Stokes. Survivors include his loving children, Tyler Griffin, Connor Griffin and MaKayla Brown; par-ents, Jerl and Gail Griffin; sister, Michelle Griffin and husband Philip Murphy; nephew, Tyler Murphy and numerous other loving family and friends. Services were held Saturday, July 14, at Neal Funeral Home, with interment following in Holly Grove Cemetery. Pastor Denton Maze officiated. He was escorted to his grave by Jason Dent, Jimmy “Scooter” Grif-fin, Marvin Dyer, Ernie Richardson, Remington Richardson, Sidney Cox Jr., Kenneth Allen Griffin and Mike Bowers. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

GRIFFIN
CLEVELAND -- Jessie Vitello-Griffin, 34, died on Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Cleveland. Jessie was born on Jan. 22, 1978 in Dayton, to William and Pamela Brown. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; sister, Kim-berly Brown and grandparents, Guy and Wilda Turner, Jessie and Rosie Faulkenberry and Cecil and Ruby Tucker. Survivors include her loving children, Frank Vitello, MaKayla Brown, Tyler Griffin and Connor Griffin; parents, William and Pa-mela Brown; brother, William Brown and wife Debra; sister, Dana Sublett and numerous other loving family and friends. Services were held Saturday, July 14, at Neal Funeral Home, with interment following in Holly Grove Cemetery. Pastor Denton Maze officiated. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ROSS
LIVINGSTON -- Marilyn Mae Ross was born Sept. 2, 1931 in Belfield, N.D., to Noah Joubert and Marie (Stockstad) Joubert, and died on July 16, 2012 in Houston. Mrs. Ross was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Boyd Matteson; grandsons, Justin and Cyle Matteson and granddaughter, Virginia Matteson. Survivors include her husband, Charles Ross of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Deb and Darnell Okerson of Hot Springs, S.D.; daughter, Rene` Joey Berger of Belfield, N.D.; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Kay Matteson of Coveland, Idaho, Curt and Pamela Matteson of Livingston, Rory and Paula Ross of Fort Worth, and Jay and Dennis Moore of Forrest Cove; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

FERGUSON
LIVINGSTON – James Ralph Ferguson, 89, died June 27, 2012 of cancer in Livingston. He was born Jan. 13, 1923 in Niagra Falls, N.Y., to James David and Margaret (Pollock) Ferguson. He graduated from Suffern High School in Suffern, N.Y. in 1940. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on Nov. 6, 1942. During World War II, he was promoted to coporal and was stationed in India and China until November, 1945. On the way home, he had his pockets picked in Cairo, Egypt; was stranded in Marrakesh, Morocco due to an administrative mixup; posed as a merchant seaman and stowed away on a troop ship back to Newport News, Va. He then hitchhiked to Miami, Fla. and then back to New York. He received his honorable discharge on Nov. 20, 1945. He married Frances Teresa Finger on April 30, 1947 in Uvalde, Texas. They raised two children, and lived in Greenville, S.C., Gulfport, Miss, San Antonio, Houston, Hondo, D’Hanis and Pearland, Texas before her death in 2001. He fell in love with his dear friend Patricia “Trish” Jemison and they were married in 2012. In 1951, he earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from Trinity University in San Antonio. He worked as a research chemist for several companies under 1965, then became passionate about education, social justice and politics. He served in the National Teacher Corps and worked as a teacher at Ball High School in Galveston and at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View. He worked for the Houston Area Urban League, the City of Houston and the Harris County Rehabilitation Commission as a counselor. He was close friends with and helped in the elections of Fred Hofheinz, Ralph Yarborough, Barbara Jordan, Hattie Mae White, Judson W. Robinson Jr. and Leonel Castillo, who was the first Mexican-American elected to Houston city office. He ran for election himself to the HISD school board several times. When he moved to Hondo in 1989, he donated his house in Houston to the MLK Foundation for its use as a community center. In Hondo, he fought for representative government and against police abuse. He was still attending political conventions in his 80s, including the National Democratic Convention held in Houston in 2004. He was always proud when he was referred to as a “well-known” political activist. James is survived by his wife, Trish; his daughter, Frances Adair of Pearland; his grandchildren, John Adair of Austin, Chris Adair of Sugar Land, Julia Moskow Ferguson of Austin and Emma Moskow Ferguson of San Francisco, Calif.; six great-grandchildren; five nieces and three nephews; his wife’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Onderdunk; his brother, Robert and his son, James John. No services have been scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name are welcome, either to Teach for America, or to MMCL Hospital, P.O. Box 1257, Livingston, TX 77351 attn: Scholarship Fund.

LAWRENCE
LIVINGSTON -- Gregory Wayne Lawrence, 43, of Livingston died on July 5, 2012 in Houston. He was born on April 28, 1969 in Jacinto City, to Freddy Lawrence and Cynthia Shahan Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Miles Hendrix of Dayton; son, Justin Stapleton of Ace; daughters, Desiree Lawrence of Livingston and Victoria Lawrence of Ace; grandson, Jett Hendrix of Dayton; father and stepmother, Freddy and Patricia Lawrence of Center; mother, Cynthia Cole of Texarkana, Ark.; three brothers, Charles Lawrence of Texarkana, Ark., Alan Lawrence of Ace and David Lawrence of Center; sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Alex Munoz of Center; mother of his children, Cindy Nelms and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 14, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

TREVATHAN
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Frank Alton Trevathan, 74, of Trinity were held on Friday, July 13, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Bro. Dewayne Polland officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Bobby Joe Merryman, Billy Frank Merryman, Kevin James Trevathan, Brian Michael Trevathan, Isaac William Trevathan and Timothy Dale Trevathan. Frank was born April 25, 1938 in Cleveland, to William Marshall Trevathan and Zennie Mae (Luce) Trevathan. He married Ila Jeanette on Nov. 26, 1955 in Clawson. He died on July 11, 2012 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earlie Trevathan and Jack Trevathan and sister, Pearl Mae Cain. He is survived by his wife, Ila Jeanette Trevathan; sons and daughters-in-law, James Alton and Kathy Trevathan and Ricky Michael and Melissa Trevathan; daughter and son-in-law, Donna Lynn and Chuck Mills; granddaughter and husband, Katherine Renae and Wade Hester; granddaughter and husband, Jamie Marie and Dennis Johnston; granddaughter and husband, Jenny Lynn and Bucky Glenn; grandsons, Bobby Joe Merryman, Billy Frank Merryman, Kevin James Trevathan, Brian Michael Trevathan, Isaac William Trevathan and Timothy Dale Trevathan; seven great-grandchildren, Dylan James Merryman, Rylie Nicole Merryman, Bailey Lorraine Glenn, Taylor Rae Glenn, Brice Kelton Creel, Tatum Ranae Creel, Elijah Wade Hester and Wyatt Allen Barnette; sister, Leaddies Virginia Harp; brother, Marshall Lee Trevathan and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WILKERSON
LIVINGSTON -- Walter Wilker-son was born on Oct. 27, 1935 in Shreveport, La., to Walter Wilker-son and Odie Walters, and died on Friday, July 6, 2012, at the age of 76 years. Walter loved farming, being out-side with animals, always helping people and loved children. He is survived by his son, Donald Wilkerson Sr.; grandchildren, Donny Wilkerson Jr., Brandy Smith and husband Demetrius and Jennie Owens and husband Micheal and great-grandchildren, Cristopher Jones, Nathaniel Smith, Jonah Wil-kerson, Caleb Smith, Chasitie Langley, Jadyn Langley, Cadyn Langley, and Chloe Langley. He was preceded in death by both parents. A celebration of Walter’s life was held on Friday, July 13, at Big Sandy Cemetery in Dallardsville, with Pastor Bob Laird officiating. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

THORNTON
LIVINGSTON -- Beverly Lynn Thornton was born Jan. 21, 1960 in Corpus Christi, to William Wesley Culver and Johnnie Sue Henry, and died on July 12, 2012 at the age of 52 years. Beverly was in the health indus-try and worked in the home health field for most of her life. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and husband, Michael Pa-trick Thornton. Her loving family includes son, Michael Thornton and daughter, Samantha Thornton; brother, Nicky Griffin and wife Laura; sisters, Brenda McAdams and Billie Jean Culver and one grandson, Michael Anthony Thornton. A celebration of Beverly’s life will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the Pace Funeral Home in Livingston. Bro. Harold Isaacs will be officiating. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

HOFFPAUIR
ORANGE -- Cynthia “Nie-Nie” Hoffpauir, 47, of Mauriceville died at her home on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Interment followed in The Cemetery in Mauriceville. Mrs. Hoffpauir was born June 10, 1965, to Paul and June (Trahan) Burch, in Orange. She was a homemaker and a licensed cosmetologist. She enjoyed cooking, going to garage sales, but most of all, she really loved being with her family and friends. She will always be remembered as a loving, cheerful and vibrant person who never met a stranger. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Bertha and Andrew Trahan and Bud and Mary Burch and sister, Sharron Renae Burch. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Eddie L. Hoff-pauir Jr. of Mauriceville; parents, Paul and June Burch of Livingston; sister, Tammy Baker and husband Nate of Orange; brother, Paul Burch and life partner John Gray of Orange; brother, David Burch and wife Janet of Livingston; brother, Jeremy Welch; brother-in-law, Michael Hoffpauir and mother-in-law, Mary Stone. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Paul “Bubba” Baker III, Tamara Baker, David “Lil’ Dave” Burch Jr., Paul “Bud” Burch, Rebecca “Becca Boo” Ro-berts, Joseph “Joe Joe” Burch, Co-dy Hoffpauir and Kellie Redmon; eight great-nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Bella.

REED
LIVINGSTON -- Robert “Bob” Fredrick Reed, 71, of Livingston died on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Conroe Regional Hospital from a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. David and Janet Akery officiating. Dr. William E. Watson will present the eulogy. Military honors will be presented by VFW Post 8568. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are David Brown, Bill Watson, Paul Brudnicki, Bob Boyette, Roy Statucki and Kennie Shaw. Honorary pallbearers are Tristan Brown, Walter Brudnicki and Dennis Brown. Bob was born to Charles Arthur Reed and Leona Deloma Copeland on Feb. 21, 1941 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bob and family moved to Harlingen, Texas in 1947. In 1957, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and through his service did various jobs as: mechanic, investigations, Air Police and sentry dog handler. Upon leaving the service after eight years, Bob went to work for his stepfather and mother at Davis Plumbing and Air Conditioning in Harlingen. He married Lillian E. Nagel on Dec. 3, 1977 in Harlingen. A daughter, Misty Lynn Reed, was born to them on Oct. 13, 1979. In the early 80s, they all moved to Livingston. Bob was a past president of the Lions Club in Harlingen and a past member of the Livingston Rotary Club. He loved cooking out and spending time with family, but a very favorite pastime for Bob was auctions and garage sales. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Charles A. and Leona Deloma Reed; stepfather, J.O. Davis; brother, Charles C. Reed; aunt, Dorothy Neal and beloved companion, Mo-Mo. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lillian “Lilly” Reed of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Misty and David Brown of Livingston; grandson, Tristan Brown and granddaughter, MaryJane Brown, both of Livingston; sister, Darolene Dalager of San Antonio; brother-in-law and wife, John and Diana Nagel of Harlingen; nieces, nephews and their spouses, Julie Polasek of Corpus Christi, J.J. and Madi Dobie of Three Rivers, John and Angela Nagel Jr. of Houston, Billy and Rachel Nagel of San Antonio, Aggie Nagel of San Antonio, Amanda and Joe Nino of Harlingen and Abby Nagel of San Antonio; beloved pets, Dolly and PuppyCat and special friends, Bob and Barb Boyette, Bill and Martha Watson and Kennie Shaw. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JORDAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for John Henry Jordan Sr., age 101, of Dallas, Ga., formerly of New Willard, Texas, were held on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Bible Way Church of God in Christ in New Willard, with the Rev. Kevin Davis and the Rev. Osha Randle Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Liberty Cemetery in Point Blank. Mr. Jordan was born on Sept. 26, 1910 in Oakhurst, to John Jordan and Mary Parker Jordan. He died on June 27, 2012 in Austell, Ga. Mr. Jordan was an employee of New Willard Sawmill in New Willard until he retired. He married Madell Martin-Jordan, who preceded him in death. Mr. Jordan’s parents also preceded him in death. He is survived by three daughters, Augustine Jordan-Clark and husband Jake Clark of New York, N.Y., Donience Jordan-Boone of New York, N.Y. and Dornellia Jordan-Hawkins and husband Gerald Hawkins of Dallas, Ga.; two sons, John Henry Jordan Jr. and wife Sue Jordan of New Willard and Frank Earl Jordan and wife Auva Jordan of Elmont, L.I, N.Y.; sister, Beatrice Brown and husband Johnny B. Brown of Houston; seven grandchildren, Rhonda M. Brunson, Lisa Jordan-Green, Christopher J. Brunson, Melony D. Hawkins, Jennifer A. Clark-Harris, Jermaine U. Jordan, Carlton G. Hawkins and Reginald Wheeler Jordan (of Porter); three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MIZE
LIVINGSTON -- Floyd Lue Mize died on July 10, 2012 at his residence in Livingston. He was born on Jan. 28, 1929 in Onalaska, to Lue L. Mize and Lela Mae Smith Mize. Floyd was known as someone who loved his family and worked hard to take care of everyone. He is preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Anita Jean Boyett Mize; four sons, David Lue Mize Sr., Roy Dale Mize, John Mark Mize and Tommy Lee Mize; infant twins, Billy Dean Mize and Betty Jean Mize; infant daughter, Jeanie Mae Mize and another infant son. Floyd is also preceded in death by brother, Earl Mize; sister, Ollie Mae Mize and grandson, David Lue Mize Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Janis Wade of Livingston; grandchildren and their spouses, Chris and Gina Lowe, Katina and Kevin Somers, Robin Lowe, Donley Mize, Teresa and Kenny Arledge, Cathy and Melvin Whitmire, Erick Mize, Anita Miller, Jennifer and Adam Kennedy, Tiffany Mize, Crystal Mize, Levi Grover, Roy Mize Jr., Mary Kay and Ryan Brandt; 34 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Letha Faye and Nola Cox of Marshall, Ark.; brother and sister-in-law, Carroll and Dollie Mize of Dayton; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 12, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Chris Lowe, Erick Mize, Justin Lowe, Eddie Harvey, Tim Harvey, Jesse Lowe and Robert Mize. Honorary pallbearers were Jered Lowe and Auston Mize. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HANSEN
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for David Hansen, 48, of Livingston was held on Monday, July 9, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. David was born on Dec. 19, 1963 in Quebec Canada, to Erick Didia Hansen and Anna Lisa Wolf Hansen. He died on July 2, 2012 in Livingston. David is survived by his wife, Christine Hansen of Livingston; daughter, Ericka Annalisa Hansen of Livingston and three sons, Bandon Allen Hansen and Justine Allen Hansen, both of Fort Bend County and Christopher Allen Hansen. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to http://www.cochranfh.com.

CLINE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Milton Lee “Bud” Cline, 90, of Livingston were held on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Chesswood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Howard Daniels officiating. Interment followed in Center Hill Cemetery in Lovelady. Pallbearers were Christopher Crisp, Glenn Crisp, David Napier, Jacob Napier, Michael Parnell, James Mays, Jonathon Cheney and Gale Breier. Bud was born on Oct. 16, 1921 in Waco, to Thomas Riley Cline and Jeanett (Riley) Cline. He died on July 6, 2012 in Livingston. He married the love of his life, Willie Mae Williams, on Oct. 6, 1947 in LaPorte. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Jeanett Cline; wife, Willie Mae (Williams) Cline; daughter, Mary Ann Birdsong; six brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Cornor of Livingston and Eula Breier of South Houston; grandchildren, David and Lisa Napier, Lela and Glenn Crisp, Brenda Bell and Michael Parnell; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Samuel, Christopher, Lauren, Michael, Jonathon and Brittany; great-great-grandchildren, Ryatt and Asylnn; numerous other family and friends and his beloved pet, “Chico.” Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MURPHY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Reba Alline Murphy, 82, of Livingston were held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers were “Little” Joe Baggett, Kelby Smith, Lesley Usher, “Little” Sidney Cox, James Murphy, Justin Craig, Jesse Murphy and Coy Placker. Honorary pallbearers were Ky Cox and Gavin Gaston. Reba was born on Oct. 9, 1929 in Gary, to Willie E. Parker and Vivian (Johnson) Parker. She died on July 6, 2012 in Lufkin. She was married to William Murphy. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Murphy; sons, Jeff Baggett and Jay Baggett and sisters, Lavada Wright, Faye Grayson and Lucille Whitten. Reba is survived by her daughter, Jimmie Usher of Splendora; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Francis Baggett of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Lana Baggett of Livingston; daughter, Sherry Cox of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Sidney and Cama Cox of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Jerry Murphy of Livingston; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Gail Parker 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.

TOBIN
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Randy R. Tobin, 69, of Point Blank were held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Terri Trainor officiating. Interment followed in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston. Randy was born on Jan. 2, 1943 in Kentucky. He died on July 6, 2012 in Point Blank. He was married to Doris Tobin, who preceded him in death, along with a son, Hugh Remmert. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Lori Remmert of Midlothian; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Bill Trainor of Houston; grandson, Calen Remmert; grandson, Clay Remmert; granddaughter, Kelly Remmert; grandson and wife, Stan and Courtney Kerlick; grandson, Brent Kerlick; great-granddaughter, Camryn Kerlick; great-grandson, Zachary Kerlick; great-granddaughter, Olivia Kerlick and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HICKS
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Emly Hicks, 93, of Onalaska were held on Monday, July 9, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Interment followed on Tuesday, July 10, in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in El Dorado, Ark. Emly was born on Dec. 16, 1918 in El Dorado, Ark., to Bishop Wilson and Emma (Worthington) Wilson. She died on July 7, 2012 in Conroe. She obtained her master’s degree and was an accredited school teacher for many years. She was married to Alymer Hicks, who preceded her in death, along with her parents, Bishop and Emma Wilson; son-in-law, Charles Sharp; and two brothers and a sister. Emly is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Sharp of Onalaska; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Becky Hicks of Onalaska; grandson, Scott Martin; great-grandchildren, Clinton Martin and Kay Lynne Martin and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

YATES
ONALASKA -- Funeral Services for Charlotte Yvonne Yates, 59, of Onalaska were held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Dennis Hodge officiating. Interment followed in Conroe Memorial Cemetery in Conroe. Charlotte was born on March 29, 1953 in Malvern, Ark., to Wilburn Clement Taylor and Agnes (Shempert) Taylor. She died on July 7, 2012 at her residence in Onalaska. Charlotte was married to Ricky Yates, who preceded her in death, along with her parents, Wilburn and Agnes Taylor; sister, Peggy Cronk; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Aaron and Nancy Yates. Charlotte is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Carroll Ferris of Onalaska; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Travis Braswell of Onalaska; son, Adam Yates of Onalaska; grandchildren: Cody Hunter Ferris, Caleb Ferris, Taylor Braswell, Tori Braswell, Abbagail Braswell and Trenton Braswell; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Doris Taylor of Conroe; sister-in-law, Brenda Yates of Onalaska; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Phillip and Lori Yates of New Caney; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Patricia Yates of Baytown; 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.

STRASHEIM
LIVINGSTON -- Larry Strasheim was born on March 4, 1959 in Lincoln, Neb., to Robert Richard Strasheim and Claudyne Bosak Strasheim. He died on July 7, 2012 at his residence in Livingston at the age of 53. Larry is preceded in death by his father, Robert Richard Strasheim and brother, Anthony “Tony” Strasheim. He is survived by his beloved wife, Pam Strasheim of Livingston; daughter, Valarie Strasheim of Dayton; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Shannon Strasheim of Livingston; daughter, Toni Strasheim of Livingston; mother and stepfather, Claudyne and Doug Jones of Kimball, Neb.; sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Jeff Eckhart of Edgar, Neb.; sister, Shelley Wingard of Dalton, Neb.; four grandchildren, Lauren Hatch, Chance Strasheim, Linkin Runolfson and Dacyn Strasheim and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Hooker of Bryant, Ark. Funeral services will at held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Doris Saunders officiating. Interment will follow in Feagin Chapel Cemetery. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com

SEIG
LIVINGSTON -- David Oscar Seig was born Oct. 13, 1918 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Jacob and Al-ma Friedrich Seig. He died on July 8, 2012 at the age of 93 years. He was married for 68 years to his high school sweetheart, Vivian Louse Seig, who preceded him in death in 2008. David was a mem-ber of Goodrich First United Me-thodist Church. His loving family includes daughters, Pamela K. Howard and husband Ray and Sandra Seig Per-ritt and husband Bob; five grand-children, Jennifer Gassaway and husband Bill, Justin Owen and wife Tiffany, Danielle Owen, Jason Per-ritt and Matt Perritt and wife Patri-cia and one great-grandson, Ethan Gassaway. He was an avid baseball fan and coached Little League Baseball for 15 years. David had a passion for flying and planes. He was a pilot for a private commercial company where he flew a Cessna. He founded the Volunteer Recovery Fire Department, was fire chief and served as community director in Recovery, Ga. for 20 years. He was a veteran in the United States Army, having proudly served in World War II. A celebration of David’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Goodrich First United Me-thodist Church, with Dr. Don Willis officiating. Military honors will be given by VFW Post 8568. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Goodrich First United Methodist Church at 1229 Hwy Loop 393 Goodrich, Texas 77335. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

HOBBS
NAPERVILLE, James Calvin Hobbs, 74, of Naperville, Ill. died of natural causes on July 6, 2012. James was born in Harlingen, Texas on May 1, 1938, the only child of Bessie Mae Jackson Hobbs and Edward Hobbs. James lived in the East Texas area throughout most of his child-hood. He also lived in New Mexico for a time, and developed a great fondness for the Southwest, contin-uing throughout his life to collect Native American arts and crafts. He earned his MAs in math and journalism at the University of Missouri. A private in the U.S. Army National Guard, he was ho-norably discharged in 1968. James worked as a public relations execu-tive for the following companies: Dow Corning Co. (Saginaw, Mich.), mid-60s; Ketchum, MacLeod (Pittsburgh, Pa.), late 60s; Dave Brown & Associates (Naperville, Ill.), early 70s-90s; and Donald Arends Advertising (Oak Brook, Ill.) later in his career. James was an avid reader and lover of all things historical. He could answer virtually any question about history or geography. He researched his own genealogy, and was proud of his ties to Native Americans, early American settlers and Revolutionary soldiers. He was known as someone who was very intelligent, with a keen sense of humor and irony. Most of all, he was a caring, kind and loving per-son, who never failed to listen and to extend a helping hand. He was fond of kids and was beloved by his children, grandchild and neigh-borhood children alike. James leaves behind two child-ren, Jared C. Hobbs of St. Charles and Rachel E. Hobbs of Los An-geles, Calif. and one grandchild, Aubrey Jean. Services have been held.

ARRINGTON
LIVINGSTON -- Marie Arrington was born on April 19, 1922 in Jena, La., to Earl and Christina Hoewitt. She died on July 9, 2012 in Livingston at the age of 90. Mrs. Arrington is preceded death by her parents; brothers, Luther Hall, James Hewitt, Frank Hall and Earl M. Hewitt Jr; and sister, Evelyn Cooper. She is survived by two sons, Robert G. Walker of Crosby and and James Duane Walker of Pine, Colo. and two sisters, Eddie Mae Sawyer and Helene Baldree. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 13. 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Marvin Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Cochran Funeral Home. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GRAY
LIVINGSTON -- William “Pete” Gray was born April 22, 1925 in a logging camp just on the outskirts of Conroe. The Gray family later moved to Huntsville, where he attended Sam Houston University. Mr. Gray served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946, and he was a member of The Masons Society. The family then moved to Texas City, where he worked for 35 years for Union Carbide. Mr. Gray died at his residence in Goodrich on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at the age of 87, after a long illness. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Goodrich. Mr. Gray was preceded in death by his father, Ben G. “Pappy” Gray; his mother, Myrtie Ola Gray; two sisters, Ruth Bell and Mildred Graves; his adoring wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Gray and his beloved daughter, Laura Jean. Survivors include his brother, Ben Gray of Paris, Texas; his sons, William Dean Gray of Tyler and David Lynn Gray of Katy; granddaughters, Kerrie Orr and Marissa Elyse Gray; grandsons, Nathan Gray, Justin Davis Gray, William Travis Gray, Sean Ryan Gray and Dylan James Gray; as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 13, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Dr. Don Willis and the Rev. Pam Howard officiating. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WALLER
CLEVELAND – Morris Elton Waller Sr., born Jan. 13, 1941, died on July 5, 2012. He was laid to rest in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Alto. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Betty; sister, Sandra Cooper; sons, Morris Waller Jr. and Douglas Waller; daughters, Connie Waller and fiancé Tommy, Cynthia Downing and husband Dale, Christy Waller and fiancé Dennis and Theresa Waller; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous other family members and friends. Pastor Ronnie Coleman Sr. presided over services. Pallbearers were Morris Waller, Douglas Waller, Michael Waller, Christian Isaac, Damien Gorney, Dale Downing, Dale Downing Jr., Joshua Chiado, Tommy Hernandez and Dennis Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Jeffert Knox and Ralph Farmer. Peaceful Rest Mortuary, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

GARRETT
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Willie Earl “Soap” Garrett will be held at noon Saturday, July 14, 2012, at New Hope Baptist Church. He was born Nov. 18, 1953 in Goodrich, the son of Willie and Agnes Garrett. He attended school in Goodrich and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Church. Willie married Willie Jean Bookman on May 28, 1976. To this union two children were born. Willie was devoted to his family for 36 years. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Willie Jean Garrett; two children, Demetrius Garrett and Alicia Garrett and two special granddaughters, Jamya Garrett and Asia Garrett of Goodrich. Willie also had five brothers and one sister, Edward Brook (Janice), Luby Garrett (Brenda), Bobby Garrett (Elmer) and James Garrett (Annette), all of Goodrich, Earnest Garrett (Joan) of Chesapeake, Va. and Eddie Mae Bookman (Kirby) of Livingston; brothers and sisters-in-law, Freddie Mae Stephens of Houston, Arlene Bookman of Goodrich, Katherine Burton (J.L.) of Hayward, Calif., Annie Mae Farr, Alneta Jackson, Bertha Adams (Roger) of Livingston, Mary Wyatt of Goodrich and Nathaniel Bookman (Alice) of Corrigan; aunt, Lucille Williams of Burton; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and special friends, Sammy C. Brown Sr., Lonnie Lewis, Otis Lewis, Bobby Wright, Justin Wheeler, Bobby Lusk and Ivory Joe Henderson. McDuffie’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NEWMAN
ONALASKA -- Joseph Roy Newman, 83, of Onalaska died on July 8, 2012 in Livingston. He was born Aug. 28, 1928 in Erin, Texas, to Joe Newman and Ollie McLemore Newman. Joe graduated in 1946 from Jasper High School, and was an Army veteran, serving in Korea with Co. K, 179th Infantry, 45th Division. He spent over 35 years working with Shell Oil at the Deer Park refinery. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Geraldine Hilliard Newman. He is survived by two daughters, Jerilyn Newman Pennell and husband David of Austin and Joellen Newman Tipton and husband Cullen of Onalaska and grandchildren, Erin Pennell Zamore, Joel Pennell, Connor Tipton, and Kaitlyn Tipton. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Burial will at 3 p.m. at Zion Hill Cemetery in Jasper. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to cochranfh.com.

DUGGAN
LIVINGSTON -- Judy Lynn Rhodes Duggan was born on May 29, 1955 in Houston, to Finas Lester and Beatrice Mullins Rhodes, and died on June 22, 2012 in Murrieta, Calif. Judy married Donald Duggan Sr. on March 28, 1981. She is survived by her husband, Donald Duggan; three daughters and one son-in-law, Brenda Tarver, Stephanie Spencer and Cherri and Charles Kuschel; one son, Donald Duggan Jr.; 12 grandchildren, Hailee, Jacob, Lauren, Jessica, Ryan, Kaylynn, Christopher, Samantha, Danielle, Priscilla, Natalie and Alyssa; six great-grandchildren, Ethan, Isaac, Manuel, Alijauh, Xavier and Dezireh and countless other loving family members. A memorial service was held on Friday, July 6, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Michael Lovell officiating. Interment followed in Old Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CHAMBLEE
LIVINGSTON -- James Olan “Hank” Chamblee, born Jan. 25, 1923 in Sour Lake, to E.A. and Necie Horn Chamblee, died on July 3, 2012 in Livingston at the age of 89 years. Hank was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II. He was retired from Union Oil, Nederland. Hank is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mable Ruth Loftin Chamblee; sister, Gladys Moffitt; sons, James Olan Chamblee Jr. and wife Cheryl, Elbert Wayne Chamb-lee and wife Diane and Jud Chamblee and wife Tammi; grand-children, Amy Leipzig and husband Ben, Laura Franek and husband Ron, Jacob Chamblee and Tristin Crow and husband Tim and great-grandchildren, Jacob Leipzig and Maggie Franek. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Bonnie, Marie, Jewell and Margie and brothers, Red, EJ and IC. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

WOOLLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Opal G. Woolley, 84, of Livingston were held on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Soda Baptist Church in Livingston, with Pastor Wayne Bickley officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Stivers, Kenneth Woolley, Milton Woolley, Bradley Gilbert, Bartolo Gonzalez and Jordan Loftin. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 9, in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Prescott, Ark. Mrs. Woolley was born on Oct. 23, 1927, in Prescott, Ark., to Oscar Stivires and Grace Niemeyer Stivires. She was a nurse practicing in the Livingston area until retirement. Mrs. Woolley is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Kenneth Hoarse; two sisters, Bettie Niemeyer and Dorothy Niemeyer and two brothers, Ted Stivers and Charles Stivers. She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Susan Woolley of Texarkana, Ark. and Milton Woolley of North Glenn, Colo.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Gwen and Jim Baggs of Murfreesboro, Ark., Alana and James Green of Livingston and Karen Cox of North Glenn, Colo.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Judy and Eddie Parnell of Pensacola, Fla. and Mary Page of Cleveland; two sisters-in-law, Laverne Stivers of Murfreesboro, Ark. and Barbara Stivers of Wichita Falls; 16 grandchildren, Crystal, Bradley, Stacy, Brandon, Laura, Jennifer, Loretta, Melinda, Krystal, Allen, Jonathan, Michelle, Cindy, Trevor, Jonah and Robin and numerous great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JORDAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for John Henry Jordan Sr., 101, of Dallas, Ga., formerly of New Willard, Texas, were held on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Bible Way Church of God in Christ in New Willard, with the Rev. Kevin Davis and the Rev. Osha Randle Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Liberty Cemetery in Point Blank. Mr. Jordan was born on Sept. 26, 1910 in Oakhurst, to John Jordan and Mary Parker Jordan. He died on June 27, 2012 in Austell, Ga. Mr. Jordan was an employee of New Willard Sawmill in New Willard until he retired. He married Madell Martin-Jordan, who preceded him in death. Mr. Jordan’s parents also preceded him in death. He is survived by three daughters, Augustine Jordan-Clark and husband Jake Clark of New York, N.Y., Donience Jordan-Boone of New York, N.Y. and Dornellia Jordan-Hawkins and husband Gerald Hawkins of Dallas, Ga.; two sons, John Henry Jordan Jr. and wife Sue Jordan of New Willard and Frank Earl Jordan and wife Auva Jordan of Elmont, L.I, N.Y.; sister, Beatrice Brown and husband Johnny B. Brown of Houston; seven grandchildren, Rhonda M. Brunson, Lisa Jordan-Green, Christopher J. Brunson, Melony D. Hawkins, Jennifer A. Clark-Harris, Jermaine U. Jordan and Carlton G. Hawkins; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HENSEN
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for David Hensen, 48, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. David was born on Dec. 19, 1963 in Quebec Canada, to Erick Didia Hansen and Anna Lisa Wolf Hansen. He died on July 2, 2012 in Livingston. David is survived by his wife, Christine Hansen of Livingston; daughter, Ericka Aline Hansen of Livingston and three sons, Bandon Allen Hansen and Justine Hansen, both of Fort Bend County and Christopher Allen Hanson. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to http://www.cochranfh.com/.

STOCKTON
ONALASKA -- Ronald Dean Stockton was born on April 17, 1948 in Portsmith, Va., to Robert H. Stockton and Lois Pearl Fisher Stockton. He died on July 5, 2012 at his residence in Livingston at the age of 64. Ronald was a member of Church of God and VFW Post 8568. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1969 to 197l. Ronald was a branch manager for Regal Plastic Co. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Robert Stock-ton and Gary Stockton. Ronald is survived by his daugh-ter and son-in-law, Angela and Jodd Caloway of Beaumont; three sisters, Louise Davis of Livingston, Sue Ellen Morris of Pasadena and Lois Virginia Hickman of Pasa-dena and one brother and sister-in-law, Roman Richard and Norma Stockton of Katy. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Randy Higgibothem and the Rev. Wayne Gono officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 8568. Pallbearers are Roman Stockton, Victor Ramirez, Ruben Polermo, David Barnes, Doug Hathaway and Danny Case. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LAWRENCE
LIVINGSTON -- Gregory Wayne Lawrence, 43, of Ace died on July 5, 2012 in Houston. He was born on April 28, 1969 to Freddy Lawrence and Cynthia Shahan Lawrence. A funeral service is planned for July 14 in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PLUMB
SAN ANGELO – John William Plumb Jr., 62, of Ozona died peace-fully surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, July 2, 2012. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Shaffer Fu-neral Home/Sherwood Way in San Angelo. John was born to John W. and Marjorie Plumb on July 8, 1949. He grew up in Houston and after graduation served his country in the United States Marines during the Vietnam conflict. In 1995 he married Betty Fritts. They later moved to Ozona and made Ozona their home. John loved the land he called home and spent most of his spare time hunt-ing. He also enjoyed fishing, horses, and riding motorcycles. John was known as a very loving and caring person who was also very straight forward. He was ad-venturous and loved life. John’s favorite saying was, “By Golly, it’s been quite a party.” He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched. John is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Betty Plumb of Ozona; daughters, Shannan Plumb of Whitehouse, Kendra Carey of Corpus Christi and Tara Carey and husband Sammy Longoria of Ozo-na; brother, Don Plumb and wife Diane of Clute; sister, Barbara Pat-terson of Hockley; grandchildren, Corbin, Collen, and Hailey Jacob of Whitehouse, TX, Alexis and Colt Scroggins of Ozona; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

THOMAS
LIVINGSTON – Dollie Bernice Vestal Thomas, beloved wife of R.C. “Joe” Thomas and daughter of Alvin Lawrence and Gladys Willmon Vestal, died on July 5, 2012. She is survived by her husband; son, Roy Claud Thomas Jr. and his wife Candy; daughter, Nela Brown and four grandchildren, Robert Brown, Ryan and wife Lee Ann Thomas, Russell Thomas, and Neil and wife Amy Thomas. Her sister, Wanda Monogue, also survives her. Her sister, Johnnie; infant sister, Lurlene; brother, “Junior” and son-in-law, Michael Brown predeceased her. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and their fami-lies. Dollie was born Nov. 17, 1923 in Carmona, and spent all but a few years of her life in Polk County. After graduating from Livingston High School, she lived in Houston and then San Francisco and San Diego, Calif. during World War II, where she worked while Joe was at sea in the Pacific in the U.S. Navy. Dollie and Joe married in Reno, Nev. on May 15, 1943. She dedicated her life to her fam-ily. Dollie served as a Girl Scout Troop 2 leader, Sunday school teacher, and in many other ways encouraged her daughter and son to work hard, study hard, and be people of worth. She attended many of her grandchildren’s activi-ties and cheered for them to do their best. Her four “perfect” grandsons have said they will al-ways cherish the memories of spe-cial vacations, playing ball and spending time with “Granny,” where “what happened at Granny’s stayed at Granny’s.” Family mem-bers say her strong sense of duty to family caused her to always put her family’s needs, including those of extended family, ahead of her own needs. Her family expressed appreciation to caregivers Debra, Grace, Maxine, Peggy, Denise and Pam. She also worked for many years in the office of Woody Reese, DDS. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. before the service. Brother Dicky Boddie will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ryan Thomas, Russell Thomas, Neil Thomas, Robert Brown, James Smith and Johnny Phillips. Honorary pall-bearers are Woody Reese Sr., Kyle Kuntz, Eldridge Striedel, Kenneth Baker and Glenn Vestal. Dollie was a long-time member of Bethel Baptist Church in the Bold Springs community. Her fam-ily asks that in lieu of flowers, do-nations be made in her memory to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 8815 FM 350 N., Livingston, TX 77351.

KNIGHTON
BRYAN -- Robert “David” Knighton Jr., 53, of College Station died peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family on Thurs-day, July 5, 2012. Visitation will be Sunday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. July 9, 2012 at Hillier Funeral Chapel, with interment to follow in College Station Memorial Cemetery. Hillier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. David was born June 28, 1959 in Port Arthur, to Robert and JoAnn (Sartin) Knighton. The family moved to the Houston area and later settled in Livingston, where David held state records in high jump, discus, shot put, basketball, football and received All American status while in high school. David was highly recruited by universities nationwide in football and basket-ball. He accepted a full scholarship with the University of Baylor under Coach Grant Teaff. David married his high school sweetheart and recently celebrated 33 happy years of marriage. He was an ordained minister and was passionate about sharing his faith. He moved his family to Miami, Fla. in the early 1980s to assist in establishing a church. He was cur-rently working on a theology degree, which his liver failure pre-vented him from completing. He recently published a book, “Follow – A True Story” which shares true-to-life experiences as a Christian to inspire and encourage others. He was a featured guest on Atlanta Live, a Christian television station. Over the past four years, David relied on his faith in Jesus, his posi-tive attitude and humor to help him battle multiple cancers and ulti-mately, liver failure. He was known as a devoted husband, father and grandpa. He is survived by his wife, Tammy of College Station; his sons, Jeremy Knighton of Bryan and Joshua Knighton of Willis; his granddaughters, Sophia and Isabel-la Knighton of Franklin; his moth-er, JoAnn Taylor and her husband Marvin of Edge; his brothers, Dan-ny Knighton and wife Pam of Li-vingston and Daryl Knighton and wife Tracy of Bryan; his mother and father-in-law, Imogene and RB Lollar of Goodrich; brother-in-law, Danny Lollar of Goodrich; sister-in-law, Guynne and husband Kenneth Dillon of Livingston and his nieces and nephews, Mitchell, Megan, D.J., Blayke, Amber, Han-nah, Jeff and Keith. David was preceded in death by his father, Robert David Knighton Sr.

REED
Bob Reed of Livingston died Wednesday at a Conroe hospital. Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Cochran Funeral Home of Livingston. Survivors include his wife Lilly Reed and daughter Misti. A full obituary will appear in Sunday's Enterprise.

STUTTS
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Nadine (Lewis) Stutts, 83, of Corrigan were held on Monday, July 2, 2012, in the Corrigan Fu-neral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Mark Martin officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery in Soda. Mrs. Stutts was born Oct. 15, 1928 in Evergreen and died Friday, June 29, 2012, in Lufkin. She was known as a loving mother, daugh-ter, grandmother, sister and great friend to many. She is preceded in death by her husband, Keith Stutts; parents, Henry Louis and Avie Agness Lewis; brothers, Milam, Clemon and Henry Leslie Lewis; sisters, Opal Placker, Mae Ella Lewis, Adell Kelley, Aveline Stephens and Claudie Dillon and grandson, Rod-ney Lynn Whitworth. She is survived by her son and daughter in-law, Jerry Keith and Susan Stutts of Corrigan; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Sue and Joe Lynn Whitworth of Chester; grand-children, Jud Whitworth and wife Wendy, Wendy Bendy and hus-band Bo, Dusty Stutts and Tyler Stutts and fiancée Lindsey; great-grandchildren, Lacy Whitworth Brock and husband Chad, Paige Whitworth, Blake Whitworth, Kea-ton Whitworth, Cader Powell, My-lee Powell, Levi Bendy, Jolee Sue Bendy and Rylan Stutts; great-great-grandchildren, Sydney Brock, Chandler Brock and BentLynn Brock; nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jud Whitworth, Dusty Stutts, Tyler Stutts, Bo Ben-dy, Keaton Whitworth and Cader Powell. Honorary pallbearers were Blake Whitworth and Chad Brock. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

SCHLOTTMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Ruby Elizabeth Schlottman, 94, of Livingston were held on Monday, July 2, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Michael Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Watson Ollie Dickens Cemetery. Ruby was born on Aug. 10, 1917 in Polk County, to Thomas Watson Dickens and Ollie Virginia (Rhodes) Dickens. On Dec. 14, 1935, she married her best friend, Paul Gus Schlottman, in Dallas. She died on June 29, 2012 in Midway. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul G. Schlottman; brother and sister-in-law, Watson Oliver and Dixie Dickens; sister, Neva Evon Dickens; brother, Floyd Thomas Dickens; nephews; Jimmy Doyle Dickens, Larry Carey, Dr. Mike Dennington and Ronald Paul Lee; nieces, Delores Stiesel and Belinda Page; brothers-in-law, Fred W. Grube, Sr. and Glennis Schlottman and sisters-in-law, Pauline Schlottman Corley and Mary Schlottman Peterson. She is survived by her sister, Helen Grube, of Estes Park, Colo.; sister-in-law, Doris Dickens of Livingston; brothers and sister-in-laws, Lloyd and Jimmie Dickens of Livingston; Norman Doyle and Novell Dickens of Gatesville and sister-in-law, Wanda Smithson of Dallas. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Fred and Pam Grube Jr., Larry and Sandra Bolton, Tom and Ruth Pinney, Kay Carey, Marianna Dickens, Dennis and Becky Fraley, Paula Burk, Michael and Elizabeth Miller, James Paul and Marci Dickens, Greg and Karen Dickens, Boyd and Brenda Dickens, Tommy and Scharlotte Anderson, Thomas and Teresa Dickens, Durrell and Ann Dickens, Marilyn and Larry Waisanen, Barbara Ann Jackson, Cynthia and Richard Cahill, Alice Taylor, Patricia Pruitt, Glenna Ruth, Frank Lee, Sheree Rabe, Suzanne Smith and great-nieces/nephews, Jennifer Beck, Allison and Andy Evans, Fred W. and Odie Grube, III, DeAnn and Cornelius Chisolm, Scott Carey, Susan Hill, Amy and Mitch Brown, Ivan Pinney, Travis Pinney, Dixie Ann Carey, Rose Copeman, Rachel and Bryan Corbett, Christopher and Jeanette Fraley, Scott and Brooke Fraley, Melissa and Derrick Williams, Laura and Michael Simpson, Samuel and Ginger Burk, Rosemary and Wylie Allen, Rex and Sarah Dickens, Jessie Dickens, Carlie Dickens, Ross and Kellye Dickens, Samantha Dickens, Katie and David Breaux, Wesley Miller, Phillip Anelli, Christina and Brian Ross, April and Jose Navarro, JoAnn and Melvin Cleveland, Tonya and Randy Stefek, Joseph Dickens, Sarah Dickens, John Michael Dennnington. Also surviving are great-great-nieces/nephews, Maghen Haynes, Rob Beck, Caleb, Colby and Kirbie Evans, Payton and Bolton Grube, Garrett Brown, Hudson and Hannah Hill, Cameron, Dasen and Evan Chisolm, Grayson and Garrett Corbett, Garrett and Kyle Copeman, Elizabeth, Emily, Kristin and Catherine Fraley, Braden and Clayton Fraley, Clint, Kaicer, and Kutter Williams, Rebekah Simpson, Andrew and Caroline Burk, Veronica, Danielle and Jillian Dickens, Luke and Hayley Breaux, Madeline Anelli, Paige and Persayus Ross, Arykah and Adrian Navarro, Jeremiah Hidrogo, Cody Burch-Harris, Jorden, Morgen, Ruby Ann and LeeAnn Cleveland, Adam and Andrew Minnick and Lauren Stefek and numerous other family members and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

TIPTON
ONALASKA -- Graveside services for Mack Eugene Tipton, 52, of Onalaska were held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Interment followed. Pallbearers were James Tipton, Autis Tipton, Bradley Tipton, Jake Copeland, Marcus Redwine, Patrick Ainsworth and Jaycob Ainsworth. Mack was born on Oct. 3, 1959 in Jacinto City, to Norris Lester Tipton and Marjoria Marie (Wheeler) Tipton, and died on June 30, 2012 in Onalaska. He is survived by his wife, Marian (Copeland) Tipton of Onalaska; daughter, Misty Marie Tipton of Magnolia; son, Bradley Norris Tipton of Onalaska; brothers, James Tipton and wife Diane of Soda and Autis Tipton and wife Sheila of Onalaska; sister, Darla Redwine and husband Marcus of Nederland; mother, Marjoria Tipton of Onalaska; grandmother, Aletha Wheeler of Onalaska; grandchildren, Patrick Ainsworth and Jaycob Ainsworth and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ABERCROMBIE
LIVINGSTON -- Richard Edwin Abercrombie of Livingston died peacefully at Timberwood Nursing Home on June 30, 2012. He had been a resident of Timberwood for only 12 days. He was 97 years of age and lived a very active life until six months ago. Richard was born on March 8, 1915 in Leggett, to John Thomas Abercrombie and Maud Rice. He grew up in Leggett, working the land with his father and siblings and grew to love the family home place. This would be his home away from home for the rest of his life. Richard is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and John Lee Wingate; his granddaughter, Karri Dunn; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father and mother and his 14 siblings. As so many of his peers, he chose to fight for his country during World War II. He joined the Marines in August, 1942, served in the Pacific, and was discharged on Nov. 5, 1945. His love for his country was ever present as he chose what organizations to support for the rest of his life. He came home and went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. He worked for them for 34 years. It was there that he met his wife of 37 years, Carolyn Osborn. He convinced her to retire at the same time he did. So, on March 8, 1980, they both retired from Soutwestern Bell and began their journey to make Polk County their home. Richard was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Livingston, and a faithful member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. He was a member of Trinity 14 Masonic Lodge, Shepherd Chapter 1003 Eastern Star, Corrigan Chapter 631 Eastern Star, American Legion in Livingston and VFW Post 8568 in Livingston, where he was a founding member of the VFW Honor Guard. He retired from the Honor Guard on his 95th birthday. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Cochran Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at First United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on July 4, with burial to follow in Rice Cemetery in Leggett. Pallbearers will be the VFW Honor Guard. Honorary Pallbearers are the Trinity Lodge 14 Masons. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

DAVID
CORRIGAN -- Graveside ser-vices for Sylvia Anita David, 94, of the Barnes community were held Friday, June 29, 2012, in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan, with Bro. Larry Trest officiating. Mrs. David was born April 25, 1918 in Corrigan and died Tues-day, June 26, 2012, in Lufkin. She retired from her employment as a dorm mother at Stephen F. Austin State University and was a Methodist by faith. She loved to read and enjoyed her time spent at the Mickey Riley Public Library. She is preceded in death by her parents, Homer Pullen and Zelma (Adams) Pullen; husband, Harry David; brother, Jules “Buddy” Pul-len and sister, Rachel Pullen. Mrs. David is survived by her sons, Jud David of the Barnes community, Daniel David and wife Carolyn of Hudson Oaks and Doug David and wife Cathy of the Barnes community; grandchildren, Chris, Elizabeth, Nicole and Caro-line and great-grandchildren, Carter, Luke, Ben, Charlotte and Jackson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mickey Riley Public Library, 604 South Matthews, Cor-rigan, Texas 75939. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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