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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
Posted for June 15, 2008 - 21, 2008
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Mark Allan Robertson
JUNCTION – Mark Allan Robertson, 45, of Junction died on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at his residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 11, at Graham Funeral Home in Junction, with Bryan Richardson officiating. Interment followed in Robertson Cemetery on the North Llano River. Mark was born in Woodville on July 11, 1962 to Sarah Lee and John D. Robertson. He worked in the oil field following graduation from high school in Livingston in 1980. He worked with racehorses for the majority of his life as a groom, trainer and jockey, and he broke many horses to rein and saddle. Since moving to Junction with his father he has helped on the family ranch and worked at the stockyard. He loved to play his guitar and be around family and friends. Mark was known as a kind, honest and loving person, who was very good with children and animals, had a quick wit and a genuine smile and who was not quick to anger and forgave easily. He was preceded in death by his nephew, Rhett Robertson. Survivors include two sons, Dirk and Dillon Robertson of Lubbock; father, John D. Robertson of Junction; mother, Sarah Parker and stepfather Roy “Butch” Parker of Livingston; four brothers, David and wife Oksana of Corpus Christi, Barry and wife Nene of Bridge City, Johnny and wife Nancy of Junction and Randy and wife Marcy of Junction; a stepsister, Tonda Parker Hawkins and husband Jimmy of Rosharon; his grandmother, Dora “Nana” Robertson of Round Rock; 12 nieces and nephews and many friends.

Tempie Hood
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Tempie Hood, 97, of Camden were held Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Lily Island Missionary Baptist Church in Camden, with the Rev. Charles Darden officiating. Interment followed in Lily Island Cemetery in Camden. Mrs. Hood was born July 27, 1910 in Camden and died on Saturday, June 7, in Humble. She was homemaker and a member of Lily Island Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by parents, Ben and Elizabeth (Freeman) Jones and son, Wallace Hood. She is survived by her granddaughter, Tammy Williams of Hempstead; two greatgranddaughters; devoted nieces, Jewel Bailey, Helen Jermany and Betty Jones; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Pallbearers were Ben Jones Jr., Michael Jones, Albert Wyatt, Marvin Hood, Don Stelly and Roy Rainey. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Lily Island Missionary Baptist Church. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rae Linn Bailey
DOUGLASVILLE, GA. – Rae Linn Bailey, 40, of Winston, Ga. died on Wednesday, June 11, 2008. She was born March 15, 1968 in Houston. She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Lee McBride and her grandparents. Mrs. Bailey was a receptionist for A.R.S., Inc. She was a member of West Georgia Apostolic Church, where she was very active, especially in the clowning and children’s ministry. She is survived by her husband, Paul Bailey; children, Chris Bailey, David Bailey, Kayla Bailey and Ryan Bailey, all of Winston, Ga.; mother, Anna and Reuel Walters of Livingston, Texas; brother, Buddy and Karen McBride of Griffin, Ga,; sisters, Diana and Gene Brock of Griffin, Ga. and Bobbie Myers of Buffalo, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, June 13, in the Rosehaven Chapel in Douglasville, Ga., with the Rev. Gerald Morris, the Rev. Tony Baldwin and the Rev. Paul Bailey officiating. Cremation followed the service. In lieu of flowers, in keeping with Rae Linn’s request, donations may be made to West Georgia Apostolic Tabernacle, P.O. Box 96, Bowdon Junction, Ga. 30109. Those who wish may send condolences or share a special memory at www.whitleygarner. com. Whitley Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home in Douglasville, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle Ann Rainey
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Myrtle Ann Rainey of Onalaska was held Thursday, May 12, 2008, at the First Assembly of God Church in Onalaska, with the Rev. Billy Daigle and Dennis Hodge officiating. Mrs. Rainey died Monday, June 9, in Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin. Mrs. Rainey was born on July 14, 1938 in Yoakum to Roy T. and Melba Yawn Bryan, both of whom preceded her in death. Mrs. Rainey loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed cooking, gardening, flowers and watching her animals. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Rainey, to whom she was married for 33 years; her son, Billy Daigle and wife Angela of Dayton; daughters, Kay Ducharme and husband Raymond of Breaux Bridge, La., Iverna Crane and husband Randy of Anchorage, Alaska and Diana Dorris and husband Randy of Livingston; nine grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Verta Wilkinson Cavanaugh
LIVINGSTON – Verta Wilkinson Cavanaugh, 79, of Billings, Mont. died on April 10, 2008 in Billings, Mont. A memorial graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008 in Camp Ruby Cemetery, with Bro. Harry Stockton officiating. Mrs. Cavanaugh was born Dec. 4, 1928 in Kountze to parents George and Ruby Sutton Wilkinson. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Francis Cavanaugh Sr. and one sister, Bonnie Sutton Hughes. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Francis Cavanaugh Jr. of Mineola, Michael Anthony Cavanaugh of Billings, Mont. and Paul Reid Cavanaugh of Livingston; sisters, Matalynne Stockton and Elsie Wilkinson; six grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

Christola Walker Lewis
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Christola Walker Lewis, 80, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Faith Temple, with the Rev. Lonnie Ray Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mrs. Lewis died Wednesday, June 11, at her residence in Corrigan. She was born Dec. 25, 1927 in Stryker, the daughter of Alex and Minnie Hardy Walker. She was preceded in death by her parents; her infant son, Johnny; brothers, P.W. Walker, Lindsey Walker, Lacey Walker and P.J. Walker and sisters, Creola Jackson and Rosie Hulett. Pallbearers will be Joe Walker Jr., Frank Hunter III, Thomas Roberts, Jonathan Guice, Taylor Walker and Rashad Walker. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Joe Manry Luckey
LIVINGSTON – Joe Manry Luckey, 86, of Livingston died on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in Temple. Funeral services were held Friday, June 13, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Roger Gragg officiating. Burial followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Luckey was born Aug. 23, 1921 in Liberty to parents Marion Luckey and Violet Sutton Luckey. He proudly served the country in WWII in the Army from May of 1942 until October of 1945. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Lucky; six brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his children, John Luckey of Houston, Dixie Stidham of Livingston, Dale Luckey of California and Violet Pullin of Refugio; grandchildren, Robin Luckey, Laura Luckey, John C. Luckey, Kathy Shively and Misty Greco and seven greatgrandchildren.

Cecil Raymond Dale
LIVINGSTON – Cecil Raymond Dale, 73, formerly of Middlefield, Ohio died on May 28, 2008 at his residence in Shepherd. He was one of nine children born to Ruth and Charles Dale of Middlefield. Mr. Dale served his country with the United States Marine Corps from 1953–1956, with Company A, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, in Guadalcanal during the Korean conflict. He was also a member of the Trumball County Marine Corps League Rifle Club – DET 958. Mr. Dale was an avid reader and hunter; he followed the USMC Code of Conduct “Semper Fi”. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruth; sisters, Lottie Kuzmaul and Laverne Miller and brothers, Glen Dale and Elvin (Bud) Dale. Survivors include his daughters, Sherrill Beasley and husband Michael of Willoughby, Robin DiSanto and husband Tim Sykes, of Norton, Tracey Dale-Reeves and husband Timothy, of Shepherd and Jennifer Dickerson and husband Gary of Houston. Grandchildren include Stacie Kiggins of Arkansas, Shawn Duck, David Krebbs, A.J. Di Santo, all of Ohio, Amanda Kidd, Jessica, Tyler, and Kayla Schlittenhardt of Texas, and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Arthur Dale and wife Mabel of Middlefield and Charles (Butch) Dale of Hiram; sisters, Edith Richmond of Ashtabula and Peggy Komandt of Warren; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and an abundance of friends. A memorial service was held on June 14 at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Sam Steele officiating. Interment followed in Shepherd.

Sybil Lois Havard
LIVINGSTON – Sybil Lois Havard, 88, of Houston died on June 12, 2008 in Ashton Park Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 20, 1919 in Manning, the daughter of Thomas B. Woodward and Sarah C. Hayes Woodward. She married John Havard on Dec. 12, 1936. Mrs. Havard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Goodrich. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Blanchard Havard; her parents and four brothers, Velmer Woodward, Frank Woodward, Marvin Woodward and Jim Woodward. She is survived by Kenneth and Anne Havard, son and daughterin- law, of Houston; Wanda and Curtis Buchanan, daughter and son-in-law, of Texas City; John B. Havard and Carrie Derkowski, son and daughter-in-law of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren; 10, great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Jack Bailey officiating. Interment followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in Corrigan. Pallbearers were Tim Havard, Steve Havard, Kenny Havard, John David Havard, Joe Gerky and Brook Gerky. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.

Dick Coleman Youngblood
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Dick Coleman Youngblood, 91, of Onalaska were held Monday, June 16, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Don Wilkey officiating. Interment followed in Fellowship Cemetery in Warren. Mr. Youngblood was born Nov. 4, 1916 in Warren, the son of James Thomas and Sinie Dowden Youngblood, and died on Friday, June 13, at his residence in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Gerald Kolarik, Duncan Welder, Scott Coden, Shane Youngblood, Dicky Youngblood, Johnny Jefferson Youngblood, Roy Youngblood, Jr., Dick Cooper and Jon Cooper. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Carole, of Onalaska; Carmen Larette Pratka, daughter, of Dayton; Carla Lisa Welder, daughter, of Galveston; Carol Lori Kolarik, daughter, of Dayton; stepson, Steven Craig Goodner of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Anita Yvonne Crocker, stepdaughter, of Chattanooga; stepdaughter, Lisa Joan Winegeart of Bugaloosa, La.; 19 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; O.B. Youngblood, brother, of Buna and Lillian Cooper Shorter, sister, of Longview. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Dick C. Youngblood II and brothers, Johnny Youngblood and Roy Youngblood. Mr. Youngblood was a 50-year Mason 32nd Degree as well as a Shriner. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

Zelda “Sally” Walters Massey
CONROE – Zelda “Sally” Walters Massey, born Sept. 30, 1927, died on June 16, 2008 after battling Lewy Body Dementia. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, father, mother and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe on Wednesday, June 18. Mrs. Massey was reared in Polk County and graduated from Livingston High School. She and Raymond Leveritt Massey were married on June 2, 1946. They lived in the Grangerland area for over 50 years. Throughout her life she was devoted to the Assemblies of God Church as well as being a faithful giver to missions overseas. Mrs. Massey retired from the Equifax Company in Conroe. She also was a member and past president of the Cut ‘N Shoot Auxiliary Club. A wonderful legacy she left behind was all the quilts she made and gave to those she loved. She was blessed with three sons, 11 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. She was known as someone whose love and encouragement of others extended far beyond her family as many people held her in their hearts. She is survived by three sisters, Inez Smith, Macell Millard (Bill) and Julia Krizak (Kenneth); two brothers, Ruell Walters (Anna) and Hollis Walters (Helen); three sons, Conan (Debra), Stevan (Liz) and Dade; a sister-in-law, Annie Mae Walters; two daughtersin- law, Susan Clepper Sutton (Hilton) and Elizabeth Massey; special extended family, Gonzalo Criado and a host of other family and friends.

Lorine E. Limbert
JONESBORO, ARK. – Lorine E. Limbert, 91, of Jonesboro, Ark. died at home with family members at her bedside on Monday, June 16, 2008. She was born Feb. 28, 1917 in Iowa Falls, Iowa. She graduated from East Central Teachers College in Ada, Okla. at the age of 19 and later received a degree in social work from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. She taught school in Oil Trough, Ark. for several years prior to accepting a position with the State of Arkansas as a social worker in Jackson County, Ark. After almost 30 years in service with the state, she retired in 1979 and later relocated to Dayton, Texas. She was active in the Umstead United Methodist Church in Newport, Ark. during her working years, and continued to be active in the United Methodist Church of Dayton, serving as a worker at their St. Stephens charity for many years. She was always an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, and delighted in a good game of Scrabble or Dominoes until shortly before her death. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Louise Anderson of Onalaska and Evelyn Ann Baker of Jonesboro, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Allen, Jeanette Wilson and Theodore A. Gay of California, Jeffie Freeland of Pennsylvania, Clay Anderson and Bill Anderson of Texas, Kim Brown and Micha Stowers of Virginia, Lanie Patton of West Virginia, Stephen Gay of Florida, Cathey Bowlin of Jonesboro, Ark. and Terri Selvidge of Nashville, Tenn and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Theo Allen Pricer; her husband, Tom Limbert of Grubbs, Ark.; two sisters, Wilma Olson of Washington and Thora Swerdfeger of Arizona; two sons, Theodore Lee Gay of California and Michael Allen Gay of West Virginia; one grandchild, Mary Nell Selvidge and son-inlaw and daughter-in-law, Ralph Anderson of Texas and Jeffie Jo Gay of California. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel, with Scott Gallimore officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Roller- Farmers Union Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held later in Dayton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019 or American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.rollerfuneralhomes. com.

Mary Maxine LeBlanc
Mary Maxine LeBlanc of Livingston passed away on Tuesday June 17, 2008 in Pine Ridge Nursing Home. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday June 20, 2008 in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Restland Memorial Park Cemetery. A full obituary will be in Sunday’s paper. Cochran Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. Please sign the online guest book at www.cochranfh.com

James Bennett Boyce
HUNTSVILLE – James Bennett Boyce of Oakhurst, San Jacinto County, died on Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Mr. Boyce was born Aug. 31, 1944 in San Angelo, Tom Green County. He was the son of Mary Virginia Bennett and Charles Ward Boyce Jr. He married Ynette Aden, his high school sweetheart, in Stephens Creek, San Jacinto County, in 1965. To this union two sons were born. He was the valedictorian of the 1962 graduating class of India Grace High School in Coldspring. He obtained a BS degree from Sam Houston State College in 1967 and an M.Ed. from Sam Houston State University in 1972 in Huntsville. He attended Texas Tech University Medical School in Lubbock from 1984-1986. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since 1974, he served in many capacities throughout the years: scout master of Boy Scout Troop 1046, Young Men’s president, Elder’s Quorum president, and was at the time of his death a member of the High Council of the College Station Texas Stake assigned to the Madisonville Branch. He was a Master Mason of the Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 37 AF & AM. Mr. Boyce retired from Goodrich ISD as superintendent of schools in 2003 after 34 years in education. He was an administrator in Huntsville ISD. He taught math, physics, chemistry, biology and outdoor education in Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD. He also taught biology in Abernathy ISD. He served as president of the Texas State Science Teachers Association and president of the Texas Outdoor Education Association. He was a member of the Physics Honor Society. He was also an avid genealogist. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, backpacking, canoeing and raising pecan trees. He authored many scientific papers. After retirement he worked at Region VI Educational Service Center in Huntsville as a grant writer and field service agent. Anyone who met James for any length of time always went away with a James Boyce story – “I remember when James/Mr. Boyce and I....” He loved to learn. He had a unique gift of explaining complex things in simple terms to those who were willing to listen and learn. He was a lifelong educator. He was known as someone who loved mankind no matter their status in life, religious affiliation or color of their skin. He dearly loved his wife, sons, brother, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and niece, Becky Boyce Flarity. He is survived by his wife, Ynette; two sons, Charles Aden (Terri) Boyce and William “Bill” Marshall (Jenn) Boyce; brother, John Charles (Lunette) Boyce, all of Oakhurst. He is also survived by his grandchildren, all of Oakhurst: William “Will” Legro and twin sister, Virginia “Ginny” Ann, Katie Lynn Boyce, children of Charles and Terri and Porter Dawson Boyce, son of Bill and Jenn Boyce. Preceding him in death are his parents. Funeral services for Mr. Boyce will be at 10 a. m. Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville, with College Station Stake President David Prier of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints conducting. Interment will follow at Raven Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst with graveside services conducted by Bishopric Counselor Jerry Don Toole of the Huntsville 1st Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Additional Masonic graveside services will be conducted by the members of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 37 AF & AM, Coldspring. Serving as pallbearers: Gene Ballew, Jr., Brian Bennett, Kenneth E. Bennett, Jim Bennett, Zane S. Bennett and Clay Webb.

Edwin Dennis Smith
LIVINGSTON -- Edwin Dennis Smith was born in Camp Ruby, Polk County, on April 20, 1933 to parents Dennis Odell Smith and Hesta Myrle Hammond Smith. He attended school in Camp Ruby with many neighbors and friends until the school was consolidated with Livingston when he was in the seventh grade. He attended Livingston High School, where he played football, basketball and was student council president and FFA president along with being the Class Favorite. Upon graduation in 1950 he received a scholarship to Texas A&M to play football. He received his BS degree in 1954 along with a commission as lieutenant in U.S. Marines. He served the country four years stateside and Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1959 with rank of captain. He then continued his education at Sam Houston State, earning a master’s degree in 1960. That was the year that he became a Christian and married Etta Townley, a native Polk County girl. Together they lived in Hull-Daisetta. Mr. Smith taught in Hardin and served as junior high principal. In 1963 Ed and Etta moved to Nederland, where he taught eighth grade earth science until 1977. While living in Nederland, their only son was born in 1964, that being Stephen Dennis Smith. In 1977 they moved back home to the family farm on Richardson Road, where they had built a new house. In November of 1977 the house and contents were destroyed by fire, with no injuries. Ed and his wife both began teaching at Big Sandy School from which he retired in 1988. During his teaching career he served on the Texas Classroom Teachers State Board, preached on Sundays for Oak Grove Church of Christ and managed a summertime custom hay-baling business. This afforded him an opportunity to give jobs to many young people who became lifelong friends. Mr. Smith built a legacy in the community performing marriages, baptisms and funerals. He has been lovingly known as “Bro. Ed.” His great joy was serving our Heavenly Father, ministering to the church members and community, and loving and mentoring his family. He is survived by his wife, Etta; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sally Smith; grandchildren, Ashley, Heather and Stephen R. Smith; great-grandson, Caden Dennis Smith; his sister, Betty Gulley and brother, Doyle Odell Smith and wife Jody and numerous other family members and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 18, 2008, in the Oak Grove Church of Christ. Burial followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Bill Townley, Shane Hughes, Joe Gulley, Bruce Durrant, Darrel Laird and Stephen R. Smith. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Fred Palmer Garney
Fred Palmer Garney of Livingston passed away on Wednesday June 18, 2008 in Timberwood Nursing Home. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday June 22, 2008 in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday, June 21, 2008 also at Cochran Funeral Home. A full obit will be in the Sundays paper. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Please sign the online guest book at www.cochranfh.com

Sarah Rebecca Fikes
LIVINGSTON – Sarah Rebecca Fikes, 88, died on Monday, June 16, 2008, in Livingston. Mrs. Fikes was born Feb. 19, 1920 in Ben Arnold, Milam County. Her parents were William Jess Bell and Dora Russell Bell. Raised in Milam County, she met and married Ralph Wallace Fikes there on Dec. 24, 1936. After living and raising children in Cameron, Corpus Christi and Houston, Ralph and Rebecca moved to Huffman in 1970. They opened a hardware store there and ran it together until his death in 1987. Mrs. Fikes was an active member of First Baptist Church in Huffman until she moved to Livingston in 2003 and became a member of Central Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Dora Lee and Jessie Muston of Nacogdoches, Bonnie and Coy King of Magnolia, Reba and Thomas Winslow of Trinity and Lillian and Ronnie Fisher of Livingston; one brother, Eldridge Bell of Florida; two sisters, Lillian Provost and Cecilia Figueiro of New York; grandchildren, Wanda Villarreal, Ralph Mackey, Danny Mackey, Theresa Strack, Judy Osborn, Kathy Shudy, Lynda Sanders, Coy King Jr., Cheryl Salee, Barry Downing, Michael Winslow, Charles Winslow, Ronda Campbell, Will Fisher and Sarah Bass; 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 20. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Central Baptist Church, with the Rev. Barry Jeffries officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Huffman Cemetery in Huffman, with Terry Strack officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-inlaw: Will Fisher, Coy King Jr., Cole Campbell, Charlie Winslow, Jeffrey Salee and John Villarreal. The family has asked that in lieu flowers donations be made to the Lighthouse Hospice of Conroe. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

Howard Leo Walters
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Howard Leo Walters, 60, were held Monday, June 2, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Barry Jeffries and Bro. Frank Hood officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery. Mr. Walters died Friday, May 30, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston. He was born Aug. 7, 1947 in Cleveland, the son of Leo and Clara Crum Walters. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Walters was a member of Central Baptist Church. He graduated from Goodrich High School in 1965 and attended Blinn College and the University of Houston. Survivors include his mother, Clara Walters of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Suzanne Walters of Jacksonville; nieces, Katy Posuk and husband Stewart of Whitehouse, Kari Walters of Jacksonville and Kacy Walters of Whitehouse and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers were Fred Hornberger, Earl Walters, Henry Williams, Danny Walters, Allen Walters and Blake Walters. Honorary pallbearers were George Harrell, Alex Binford, Kelton Taylor and Kevin Harbuck. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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