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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
For the Week of June 18, 2007 - June 25, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company



Gary David Watson
CLEVELAND -- Gary David Watson, 53 of Colmesneil, Tyler County, died on Saturday, June 9, 2007. He was born in Cleveland on June 9, 1954 to D.R. and Frances Watson Sr.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Terry Smith-Watson; father, Denman “Buck” Watson; mother, Frances Watson and brother, Johnny Watson.
He is survived by his daughters, Tressa Provost and husband Stan and Joni Muskwinsky and husband Will; grandchildren, TreLisa Provost, Stan Provost IV and Kaylee Muskwinsky; brother, Denman Watson and wife Pam; sister, Linda McLelland and husband Larry; fiancé, Debbie Guerrero; friends, Justin Methvin and Amber Guerrero; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and caring friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 16, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, with interment following in Abbott Springs Meadows Cemetery, Corrigan.

Mabel Valoris Meyer
LIVINGSTON -- Mabel Valoris Meyer, 79, of Livingston died on May 29, 2007.
A celebration of her life was held Friday, June 22, in the First Presbyterian Church in Livingston, with Rev. Sam Steele officiating.
Mrs. Meyer was born Dec. 18, 1927 in Spokane Wash. to parents George Wanecek and Relthel N. Barnes Wanecek.  On Sept. 11, 1953 she married Louis W. Meyer.  In 1986 they came to Livingston to retire by the lake.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Relthel Wanecek; sister, Edna P. Shear and brother, Wilfred W. Wanecek.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Louis W. Meyer; daughters, Debra L. Scott and husband Rod and Sharon R. Chenault and her husband Robert; sisters, Doris A. Wilson and Ellen Anderson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Sally Meyer, sister-in-law Karen VonSchimmelman; and special friends, Jay and Elena Walrath, and Jim and Faith Ryffel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the following charities in Mabels honor:  First Presyterian Church of Livingston, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of the Southwest and Livingston Convalescent Center.

Donald L. “Bo-Jack” Keck
ONALASKA -- Donald L. “Bo-Jack” Keck, 83 of Onalaska died on Friday, June 15, 2007.
He was born Sept. 6, 1923 in Danville, Ill. to Donald and Bertha Keck. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gertrude Keck; three children, Carolyn Weiss and husband Eddie, Ronald Keck and wife Shirley and Lanette Maldonado and husband Joe and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, June 18, at Forest Park Lawndale with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Chapel. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 19, at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, with burial following in Forest Park Cemetery.

Zeffa Mae Dominy
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Zeffa Mae Dominy, 81, were held Wednesday, June 20, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Frank Hood, Bro. Tim Thompson and Bro. Lynn Dyke officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery.
Mrs. Dominy died Saturday, June 16, in Livingston Convalescent Center.
She was born April 4, 1926 in Woods, the daughter of Lou and Hattie Thomas Bryan. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Anna Acord and Zelma Bailey.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Julius Dominy of Livingston; daughter, Billie Street of Pearland; son-in-law, Douglas Street of Pearland; son, Michael Dominy of Livingston; daughter-in-law, Angela Dominy of Livingston; granddaughters, Molly Street and Crissy Dominy; grandson, Jake Dominy and special friends, Foy Buller, Ida Nettles and Frankie Hopson.
Pallbearers were Tommy Dominy, Bobby Lowe, Randy Lowe, Jerry Dominy, Douglas Street, Felder Dubois, Robert Gray and Ronny Duke.

Deborah Dawn Dahl
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Deborah Dawn Dahl, 57, were held Friday, June 22, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating.
Mrs. Dahl died Saturday, June 16, in Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe.
She was born Dec. 17, 1949 in Jackson, Mich., the daughter of Edward and Helen Kirk Dahl, both of whom preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband Robert of Livingston; brothers, Mark Dahl and Kirk Dahl and sister, Pam Williams.

William R. “Bill” Baker
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for William R. “Bill” Baker, 87, were held Friday, June 15, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Harold Isaacs and Bro., Frank Hood officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
Mr. Baker died Tuesday, June 12, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
He was born June 14, 1919 in Wildie, Ky., the son of William and Matilda Gadd Baker. Mr. Baker was a life member of VFW Post 8568 and a deacon of the First Baptist Church in Goodrich. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ulysses Baker, Thomas Baker and Martin “Rocky” Baker and sisters, Ella Ramsey, Beulah Roberts, Flora McGuire, Myrtle Barger, Ruth Robbins and Hazel Baker.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Baker of Goodrich; nephews, Steve Baker of Livingston, Bill Baker of Washington state and Perry Baker of Brodhead, Ky. and numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Steve Baker, Curtis R. Gokey, James Phillips, Ronnie Thompson, Tom Pete Nelson and James Walters. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Rowell, Johnny Myers, Ed Cleavinger, Ed Peacock and member of the Men’s Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

James Edward Broom
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for James Edward Broom, 97, of Corrigan were held Wednesday, June 20, 2007, in Union Springs Baptist Church in Corrigan, with Pastor James Brock and Pastor Curtis Jordan officiating. Interment followed in Stryker Cemetery, Corrigan.
Mr. Broom was born Aug. 5, 1909 in Benford in Polk County and died Sunday, June 17, in Lufkin.
He was a pipe fitter for an oil company and a member of Union Springs Baptist Church. He was a flagman for the Moscow-Corrigan Trail Ride Association for many years and his favorite pastime was riding horses. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lela Wiggins Broom and parents, John Randall and Ada Purvis Broom.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Liljequist of Corrigan, Marilyn Kelley of Corrigan, Pamela and Lindel Dial of Groveton and Linda and Charles DeLaFosse of Hudson; brother and sister-in-law, Brunette and Geneva Broom of Warren; sisters, Geneva Jernigan of Corrigan and Charles Locke of Corrigan; sister-in-law, Wanda Broom of Buna; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Ricky Purvis, James Parker, Ray Jones, Larry Whitworth, Milton Purvis and Jimmy Wright. Honorary pallbearers were Cloyce Reinhardt, Billy Fisher, Bo Smith, J.J. Purvis, George Turner, Carrol Harvey Jernigan, Brian Fann and Larry Smith.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mandy Laura Brooks
GROVETON – Funeral services for Mrs. Mandy Laura Brooks, 80, of Corrigan were held Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Corrigan First Baptist Church, with Bro. Lewis Jones officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Brooks was born April 27, 1927 in Possum Walk in Trinity County to Charlie and Viola Runnels Allsbrooks and died June 13 in a Lufkin hospital.
She was retired from Corrigan ISD and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Mitt) Brooks; her parents; grandson, Steven Dwayne Brooks and brothers, Will, Anthony, Ed, Bob, Louie, John and Sam Allsbrooks.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, William (Junior) and Sarah Brooks of Corrigan; daughter, Laura Brooks of Corrigan; brother, Frank Allsbrooks of Houston; brother-in-law and wife, George (Bud) and Iva Belle Brooks of Livingston; three grandchildren, Daniel and wife Julie Brooks, Willie and wife Monique Brooks and Carla and Kenneth Murphy; eight great-grandchildren, Chase, Trevor, Jordan, Ty, Rebecca and Trey Brooks, Cody Fairchild and Sarah Beth Murphy; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Groveton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Maggie Conley
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Maggie Conley, 95, of Blanchard were held Saturday, June 23, 2007, at St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Keith Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Coraville Cemetery in Blanchard.
Mrs. Conley died June 8 in Blanchard.
She was born Sept. 8, 1911 in Livingston to the late Morris and Victoria McGowan Harrell.
Survivors include daughter, Victoria (Sweet) Conley of Livingston; sons, Howard Conley (Martha) and Henry Conley (Felicia), all of Houston; sister, Cleo Perry of Houston; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Berry Conley Jr., Horace Conley, B.C. Harrell Sr., Dezell Harrell Jr., Norris Harrell, Kenneth Johnson, Larry Johnson and Charles Womack. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Conley, Howard Conley, Henry Conley Jr., Quincy Conley, Clarence Branch, Calvin Jackson, John L. Lewis Jr., Emory Lewis, Jamie House, Richard Ryans, James Womack and Raymond Ryans.
Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

J-nell Gullick
HOUSTON -- J-nell Gullick, 69, of Pasadena lost her fight with cancer on June 18, 2007.
She is survived by her five daughters, Jackie and Clyde Bailey, Gaynell and John Hagberg, Connie and Rocky Bentley, Renee Williams and Cherrie and Quint Richardson; 15 grandchildren,  Troy, Nick, Shawn, Shawnda, Toya, Dustin, Heather, John Jr., Josh, Brandon, Jake, Zac, Mikey, Cody and Hillary; 12 great-grandchildren; five stepchildren; two nieces; three nephews; one brother-in-law; many cousins and dear friends.
She was laid to rest on Friday, June 22, with Phillip Woods officiating. Earthman Resthaven, Houston, was in charge of arrangements.


 

 





 



 

 

 

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