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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
For the Week of June 3, 2007 - June 10, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Daphnea Dixon Baker
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Daphnea Dixon Baker, 95, of Corrigan were held Thursday, May 24, 2007, in the First Baptist Church of Corrigan, with Pastor Royce Pennington officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Baker was born Nov. 5, 1911 in Acall in Trinity County and died Tuesday, May 22, in Lufkin.
She was self-employed as a beautician for most of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corrigan, where she served as Sunday school superintendent for the youth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alford Baker Sr.; son, Alfred Baker Jr.; parents, James and Minnie Lee Dixon Swann; sisters, Pearl Nowlin and Letha Spain and brothers, Jim Swann, Marvin Swann and Doug Swann.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Gayle Smith and Rebecca Sue “Becky” and Bobby Collins, all of Corrigan; grandchildren, Amber and Bud Emerson, Brigette Edwards, Garet and Holli Collins, Richard and Melinda Voelker, LaDena Smith, Karry and Lena Smith, Mike Baker, Greg Baker, Karla Baker and Teresa Baker and great-grandchildren, Dakota Smith, Montana Smith, Tarah White, Nikki White, Kylie Voelker, Paisley Voelker and Casey Voelker.
Pallbearers were Garet Collins, Bud Emerson, Richard Voelker, Larry Smith, Jimmy Wright and James Reagan.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Anthony and Lois Martone
HAWTHORNE, N.J. – Anthony Joseph Martone, 91, and wife Lois Helen (nee: Miller), age 90, of Livingston, Texas, formerly of North Haledon, N.J., died on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, both of natural causes.
They were the parents of Robert A. Martone of Livingston, Marilyn Greig of Wayne N.J., Denice Good of Garden City, Kan. and Darlene Crane of Kingwood, Texas; brother of Frank Martone of Paterson; grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 24.
Mr. and Mrs. Martone were born in Paterson, N.J. and lived 56 years in North Haledon, N.J. before moving to Texas in 2004.
Mr. Martone was the owner of Martone’s Barber Shop, Wayne, N.J. for over 56 years until his retirement. He once performed vaudeville and appeared with Lou Costello of Abbott and Costello fame and learned and performed tap dance through Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Both were parishioners of St. Paul’s RC Church, Prospect Park N.J. Tony was a member of St. Paul’s Knights of Columbus. Lois was an only child of Dutch/German descent and became a wonderful Italian cook.
The funeral departed Browning-Forshay Funeral Home in Hawthorne, N.J. at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 31, followed by a mass at St. Paul’s RC Church, Prospect Park, N.J. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Paterson N.J.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: Mothers Against Cancer, 5807 Juniper Knoll, Kingwood, TX 77345.

Emzie Lee Lewis
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Emzie Lee Lewis, 63, of Corrigan were held Saturday, May 26, 2007, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Corrigan, with the Rev. James Woods officiating. Interment followed in Sumpter Cemetery in Woodlake.
Mrs. Lewis was born Jan. 31, 1944 in Woodlake and died Sunday, May 20, in Lufkin.
She attended Camden Elementary and Chester High School. She received her certification as a certified nurse’s aide in 1969 and was a Baptist by faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Teacy Cuffie Ash.
Survivors include her son, Gerald Paul Lewis of Corrigan; daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda and Roy Jones of Lufkin, Sarah and Edward Robbins of Leggett, Irene Eubanks of Lufkin, Enzie Lewis of Corrigan and Hansford Lee of Lufkin; sister and brother-in-law, Irma and Ned Criswell of Corrigan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Evonne Ash Sr. of Lufkin, Cleon Ash of Moscow, Willie B. Ash of Moscow, Lee Odis and Lottie Ash of Moscow, L.M. and Lois Ash of Dallas, Donald Ash of Houston and Clarence and Bertha Colquitt of Corrigan; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Henrietta Graham
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Henrietta Graham, 78, of Corrigan were held Saturday, May 26, 2007, in Shiloh United Methodist Church in Moscow, with the Rev. Sandra Jackson officiating. Interment followed in Shiloh Cemetery in Moscow.
Mrs. Graham was born Nov. 12, 1928 in Kountze and died Saturday, May 20, in Lufkin.
She was a housewife and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Moscow. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Graham and parents, B-Moses and Minnie Gilder McDonald.
Survivors include her son, Leroy Graham of Corrigan; granddaughters, Vanice Clark of Corrigan and Sharley Clark of Corrigan; grandsons, Robert Spears of Corrigan and Leroy Spears of Beaumont; 18 grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sharrel Alice Whitely
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Sharrel Alice Whitely, 41, of Livingston, were held Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at the Escapees Care Center.
Mrs. Whitely died Wednesday, May 23, in Livingston.
She was born April 18, 1966 in Euclid, Ohio, the daughter of Eugene “Woj” and Laverne Bogucki Wojciechowski. She was employed in retail merchandising. She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Whitely of Livingston; friends, Chris and Charles Yust of Livingston, Billie Riley of Livingston and Albert and Leslie Harris of San Angelo; many other friends, including her Escapees friends; mother, LaVerne and brother, Neil Wojciechowski of Wickliffe, Ohio.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Betty J. Perryman Powers
LIVINGSTON -- Betty J. Hud­man Perryman Powers, 70, of Livingston died on Sunday, May 27, 2007, following a lengthy ill­ness.
Services were held in her honor on Wednesday, May 30, at the First Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Orval Barger officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh Cemetery in Mt. Enterprise.
She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Livingston.  She enjoyed Bible study and gardening, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Hubert Davis Hudman and Martha Hudman; her husband, Jessie Truett Powers; brother, Wil­liam Hudman and infant sister, Elizabeth.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Woodruff and husband Jim, Rebecca L. Perryman, Gina L. Perryman and significant other Carl Allgood  and Betty J. Welch and significant other Bo Byars; brothers, Freddie Hudman and wife Ann, Larry Hudman and wife Margaret, Carlton Hudman and wife Linda, Troy Hudman and wife Sherry and Michael Hudman and wife Gail; sister, Mary Brink­ley and  husband Webster; sister-in-law, Billie Hudman; grand­children, Tina Bejier, Kacy Hughey, Christopher Johnson, Ja­mie Johnson, Rachelle Carby and Destiny Brown and Harley and Colton Byars; great-grandchildren, James Trevor, John ( Jack )Amber and Celestria and a host of nieces and nephews.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrange­ments.

Lillian Lucille Harrod
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Lillian Lucille Harrod, 89, of Livingston, were held Sunday, June 3, 2007, in Bluewater Cemetery, with the Rev. Rex Hendrix officiating. 
Mrs. Harrod was a member of First Baptist Church of Livingston. She retired from the Livingston Independent School District, and loved gardening and quilting. She is preceded in death by her father, Byrd Moore and mother, Christaney Bethany Sumrall Moore; her husband, Ernest Harrod; son-in-law, Olan Snook; four brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Nina L. Snook of Soda; grandsons, David L. Burns and wife Melinda, Steven Burns and wife Tina and Terry Burns and wife Terri; great-grandchildren, Gillian Carr and husband Jason, Sgt. Cody Burns, USMC, and wife Jennifer, Callie Burns, Erin Barnes and husband Jeremiah, Decil Burns and Peyton Burns; great-great-granddaughters, Ella Rose Carr, Aubery Barnes and Addison Barnes and one sister, Inez Preshaw.
Pallbearers were David L. Burns, Steven Burns, Terry Burns, Cody Burns, Decil Burns, Jason Carr and Jeremiah Barnes.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.









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