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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries

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JOHNSON
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Bobby Glen Johnson, 53, of Burfordville, Mo. will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Fellowship in the Pines in Ace, with the Rev. Paul Boyd officiating. He was born Feb. 4, 1958 in Jacinto City, the son of Glen Orie Johnson and Bessie Marie McKinsie, and died June 10, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents. Bobby is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Harold Appel of Burfordville, Mo; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Sherry Johnson of Onalaska, Richard Johnson of Livingston, Kenneth and Leea Johnson of Livingston and Guy Johnson of Livingston and numerous nieces and nephews. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SMITH
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Eva Marie Witherspoon Smith, 88, of Deer Park were held Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Danny Mendoza officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Bethel Cemetery in Gary. Pallbearers were Jason Lee Welch, David Pass, Marcus Witherspoon, Ronnie Witherspoon, Scott Anstee, James Langford. Honorary Pallbearers are Bradley James Welch and James Witherspoon. She was born Aug. 5, 1922 in Panola County, to Marcus L. Witherspoon and Alabama Byrd Witherspoon, and died June 10, 2011 after a long battle Alzheimer’s disease and lung cancer in Deer Park. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rosa Bell Pass; brother, Woolsey Witherspoon; sister, Emma Joyce “Peggy“ Powell; brother, Burke Witherspoon; sister, Bertie White and and brother, Alton Witherspoon. Marie is survived by Marcus Earl Welch and Elaine Welch, son and daughter-in-law, of Pasadena; Jason Lee Welch and Kristi Welch, grandson and wife, of Pasadena; Bradley James Welch, great-grandson, of Pasadena; Kelly Renee Welch, granddaughter, of San Antonio; Sandra Smith Tedford, stepdaughter, of Pearl, Miss.; step-granddaughters, Kathy and Daneille of Pearl, Miss. and numerous nieces and nephews of Livingston and Carthage. She was a longtime resident of Livingston. She was married to Jessie Smith (deceased) and they owned several small businesses over the years. They established a wholesale bait business in the early 1970s when Lake Livingston opened and provided minnows to numerous marinas and bait shops around the lake. She was known as a loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend. She loved to cook for her family and was well known for her chocolate fudge, pecan pies and homemade biscuits. She loved animals and her family often teasingly called her “Ellie Mae.” Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SCHROEDER
ONALASKA -- Memorial services for Harry Joseph Schroeder, 78, of Trinity, formerly of Houston, were held Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Orin Smith officiating. Interment was Wednesday in Houston National Cemetery. He was born Jan. 5, 1933 in Chicago, Ill., to Harry Schroeder and Jessie Rose Ciborski Schroeder Cymanowski, and died June 10, 2011 in Trinity. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Raymond Schroeder and stepdad, Ben Cymanowski. Harry is survived by his wife, Joan Schroeder of Trinity; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Doug Smith of Liverpool and Gail and Manny Garcia of Spring; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Dr. Kim Schroeder of Magnolia; daughter and fiancė, Melanie Schroeder and Frank Gardner of Trinity; grandchildren, Ashley Smith, Mark Schroeder, Donny Schroeder and Jane Schroeder and Jessie Schroeder; step-granddaughters, Jenn Smith and Jill Garcia; step-great-granddaughter, Brooke; stepgrandsons, Christian Garcia and Nicholas Garcia; numerous nieces and nephews and stepbrother, Bernie Cymanowski of Crystal Lake, Ill. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

NELSON
LIVINGSTON -- Roy R. Nelson, born April 27, 1913, in Wallis, died June 10, 2011 in Livingston at the age of 98. Roy was an Army and Navy vet-eran. He is survived by his daughter, Geraldine Slocum of Houston; three grandsons; one granddaugh-ter; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Woodrow W. Nelson and wife Merle of Livingston and sisters, Iona of Tyler and Lurline Wilson of Montana. Mr. Nelson is preceded in death by his wife, Sybol Nelson; brothers, Ray Nelson and R.D. Nelson and sister, Dorine Eldridge. Graveside services were held Monday, June 13, 2011, at Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Military honors were presented by VFW Post 8568. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com and view the memorial video.

STRAUGHTER
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Duwayne Lynn Straughter of Shepherd will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Creek-wood Holiness Church, with Elder Robert Randolph officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Ceme-tery. He was born Nov. 28, 1959 in Shepherd, the son of Felix and Wil-lie Jean Youngblood Straughter, and died June 5, 2011 in Conroe Regional Medical Center. He attended Shepherd High School and was a Baptist. Survivors include his father, Felix Straughter; siblings, Theresa Whittaker, Carl Straughter, Sidney Straughter and Barbara Straughter; special companion, Beatrice Boga-ny; special nephews, Corey Whit-taker, Richmond Sparks, Kevin Henderson, Devin Henderson -- he adopted and reared Richard Sparks, Kevin Henderson and Devin Henderson; great-nephew, LaDarius Whittaker; special friends, Atrice (Earl) Harrell of Goodrich, Ann Bogany and Larry Carter of Shepherd and Ester (Robert) White of Camilla; and special companion, his little dog Peanut and numerous other rela-tives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother. Pallbearers will be Devin Hen-derson, Kevin Henderson, Elmore Charles, Sidney Straughter, Jody Charles and Lincoln Charles. Ho-norary pallbearers will be Everrett Carr, Richmond Sparks, Ervin Har-rell and Theodis Fletcher. Charles Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

WILLS
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Everine “Poo-lou” Grant Wills, 76, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Macedonia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Darden officiating. Burial will follow in Kibbiefield Cemetery in Marston. Mrs. Wills was born Sept. 30, 1934 in New Willard, to the late Jim and Sylvia Criswell Grant, and died June 6, 2011 at The Bradford at Brookside. She attended Dunbar public schools. Survivors include nine children, Ora Lee Wills (Rex), Alice Nell Walker (Wayne), Georgia Dunn (Adrian), Arthur Lee Wills Sr. (Bertha), Lola Mae Wills and Rhonda K. Wills, all of Livingston, Karen Ann Sweat of Lufkin, Wen-dell Allen Wills (Kryschelle) of Coldspring and Lorine Wills of Livingston; sister, Loraine Dirden of New Willard; 27 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other rela-tives and friends. Pallbearers will be Donnell Do-gins, Alex Robinson, John Wills, Charles Davis, Shane E. Wills and Carl T. Wills. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Wills, Arthur Wills Jr., Broderick McGee, Anthony Wills, Jerell Wallace, Arthur Dirden and Kerry Woodfork. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JORDAN
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Betty June Jordan, 75, of Livingston were held Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Peebles Cemetery, with Kevin Wood officiating. She was born Sept. 18, 1935 in Waco, to Hebert M Hiser and Lola Mae Sparks Hiser, and died on June 13, 2011 in Conroe. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Perry Jordan; sister, Debra McElmurry and brother, Donald Hiser. Betty is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Frank Black of Livingston and Nancy and Bobby Watson of Livingston; grandchildren, Stacy and Glenn Edwards, Frank Jr. and Amanda Black, Doug and Wendy Black, Andrew and Amanda Jordan, Joshua and Aleisha Watson and Ashlee Watson; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ervin and Shirley Hiser of Palestine and Douglas and Annette Hiser of Santa Fe; sister-in-law, Grace Hiser of Athens and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MCCLAIN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for James Alfred McClain, 82, of Livingston were held Wednesday June 15, 2011, at Central Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ted Savage officiating. Interment followed in Brookside Cemetery in Houston. He was born Aug. 2, 1928 in Centralia, to Vhoid Hille McClain and Dorris Winnie Kee, and died June 13, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, James Earl McClain. Mr. McClain is survived by Wilma Jean Atwood McClain, wife, of Livingston; Deborah Kay Parton and husband David of Plano; Stella Embry, sister, of Pasadena; Odessa Hudson, sister, of Tomball; Darlene McClain, daughter-in-law, of Webster; gandchildren, Melody, Jeffrey, Brian and Britton and numerous great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HARMS
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Patsy Louise Harms, 77, of Livingston will be held at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Roy Askins officiating. She was born Feb. 7, 1934 in Winters, Texas, the daughter of Clyde Bailey and Vera Dunham Bailey, and died June 7, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Clyde Vernon Bailey and son, Jonathan Edward Rhea. Patsy is survived by her husband, Robert Harms of Livingston; daughter, Robyn Rhea of Houston; sons, Sam Rhea of Houston, Arthur Rhea of Houston and Ron Rhea Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandson, Aaron Rhea of El Paso; two granddaughters and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ROLIN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lois Marie Rolin, 78, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Bill Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Grove Cemetery in Livinston. She was born May 8, 1933 in Poteet, the daughter of Theodore Qualls and Vera Neill Qualls, and died June 7, 2011 in Lufkin. She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Alonzo Ray Maxwell and Dale G. Rolin and brother, Ted Qualls. Lois is survived by son, C.J. Nipper Jr. of Alvin; daughter, Rhetta Arasin of Hardin; sisters, Janice Atwood, Shirley Conner and Patti Nix; brother, Daylon Qualls; granddaughters, Latisha Nipper Cook, Melissa Arasin, Vanessa Arasin and husband Daniel Hadsel and Andrea Nipper; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Nipper, Beaux Carriere, Alice Marie Hadsel and Austin Cole Nipper and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PETRICH
LIVINGSTON -- Ronald Petrich, 71, of Onalaska died at his resi-dence on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Ronald was born Aug. 3, 1939 in Houston, the son of William and Lucile Petrich. He is preceded in death by his parents. Ronald had lived in this area for 10 years; prior he lived in Mark-ham (Matagorda County). Ronald proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Following his military service, he began working as a pipefitter for Pipefitters Local No. 211 in Hou-ston. He was a pipefitter for 47 years. Ronald was known as some-one who helped others and loved the company of his friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Petrich of Onalaska; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Daphne Petrich of Markham; stepchildren, Amanda Hurta of Onalaska, Dawn Bordowvsky of Houston, Lee Tip-ton and wife Heather Tipton of Conroe and Keith Tipton of Alvin; three grandchildren, Kately N. Hur-ta and Bryce Hurta of Onalaska and Aaron Young-Tipton of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; sister and brother-in-law, Dale and Al Hurt of Houston and many nieces and nephews and their families. Ronald was known as a man with a lot of spunk and a source of agitation to his special friends on his block. A visitation will be held from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Pace Funeral Home. To sign the guest-book, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

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

CRAIG
BURNET -- Ella Diane Dean Craig was born in Center, Texas on Oct. 27, 1942. After a hard-fought battle with leukemia, she died on June 8, 2011 surrounded by her husband and daughters. Diane loved wildflowers, travel and, above all, her family. She had a thirst for knowledge, but she nev-er learned the word acquaintance. Family and friends say, if you met her, you were a friend; that her love was boundless; her zest for life, infectious. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Etta Dean. She is survived by her husband, James W. Craig Jr. of Burnet; her daughters and sons-in-law, Stepha-nie and David Clemmons of Rich-ardson, Meredith Mills and Justin Strother of Houston, Jessica and Andy Miles of Grapevine and Jen-nie and Scott Seidel of Austin; grandchildren, Mallory, Parker, Grayson, Caroline, Avery, Chloe, Ethan and Audrey; brother and sister-in-law, James and Naomi Dean of Denver, Colo. and many other close friends and relatives. For over 20 years, Diane worked tirelessly to beautify this state and cover it with native flowers. In lieu of sending flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (www.wildflower.org). Funeral services were held Sat-urday, June 11, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Bur-net. Interment followed in Lake-land Hills Memorial Park. Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Burnet, was in charge of arrange-ments. Condolences may be made at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com.

STRAUGHTER
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Duwayne Lynn Straughter of Shepherd were held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Creekwood Holiness Church, with Elder Robert Ran-dolph officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. He was born Nov. 28, 1959 in Shepherd, the son of Felix and Wil-lie Jean Youngblood Straughter, and died June 5, 2011 in Conroe Regional Medical Center. He attended Shepherd High School and was a Baptist. Survivors include his father, Felix Straughter; siblings, Theresa Whittaker, Carl Straughter, Sidney Straughter and Barbara Straughter; special companion, Beatrice Boga-ny; special nephews, Corey Whit-taker, Richmond Sparks, Kevin Henderson, Devin Henderson -- he adopted and reared Richard Sparks, Kevin Henderson and Devin Henderson; great-nephew, LaDarius Whittaker and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother. Pallbearers were Devin Hender-son, Kevin Henderson, Elmore Charles, Sidney Straughter, Jody Charles and Lincoln Charles. Ho-norary pallbearers were Everrett Carr, Richmond Sparks, Ervin Har-rell and Theodis Fletcher. Charles Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

OLIVER
LIVINGSTON -- E.J. "Jack" Oliver, 86, died Thursday, June 9, 2011, in Livingston. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and JoAnne Oliver of Ennis; daughter, Cindy Martin of Livingston; son, Augustine Martone of Prescott, Ariz.; grandchildren, Lynn Humphreys of Livingston, Brian Humphreys of Jesup, Ga., Jennifer Jacobs of Waycross, Ga., Candace Hill of Magnolia, Ashley Martin of Huntsville, Eddie Martin of Houston, Nathan Martone of Prescott, Ariz., Christina Grassmuck of Waxahachie and Angela Shahan of Ennis; 16 great-grandchildren and lifelong friends, Woody Woods and Tommy Mack. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Oliver and Fannie Hoffman Oliver; his wife Martha Lynn Oliver; two sons, Marvin Lynn Humphreys Sr. and Larry Martone; two grandsons, Justin Martone and Clinton Charles Buhrmester and one granddaughter, April Denise Humphreys. Pallbearers will be Tommy Mack, Jay Hill, Eddie Martin, Augustine Martone, Gerald Woods and Tyler Wright. Visitation will be held on from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, June 12, Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 13, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with interment following in Forest Hill Cemetery. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PATTILLO
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Aiden Kain Pattillo, age 2 months and 22 days, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with the Rev. Col. Howard Daniels officiating. He was born March 9, 2011 in Livingston, the son of Sammy Junior Pattillo II and Becky Bailey, and died on May 31, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Sammy andcky Pattillo of Livingston; grandparents, Dena Price of Ware County, Ga., Butch Price of Ware County, Ga., Sammy Pattillo of Ware County, Ga.; Jerry and Susie Reeves of Livingston and Guy Horton Jr. of Livingston; great-grandparents, Joan Reeves of Livingston and Margie Guzzi of Pearland; great-grandparent, Jammie Lee Miller of College Station and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HOLLINGER
CONROE -- Kathy McKey Hol-linger died peacefully on May 31, 2011 at her home in The Wood-lands. She departed this life as she lived it, surrounded by loving fami-ly and friends. Her funeral service was held on Saturday, June 4, at West Conroe Baptist Church, with graveside service immediately following at Garden Park Cemetery. Born in Polk County on Dec. 20, 1955, Mrs. Hollinger attended Li-vingston High School and later moved to the Tomball area, where she became a realtor and was an active member of Tomball’s First Baptist Church. She and her hus-band joined West Conroe Baptist Church in 2010, after relocating to The Woodlands. In addition to her interest in real estate, Mrs. Hollinger enjoyed gardening, cooking, decorating, and travel; however, the primary focus of her life was her beloved family. Mrs. Hollinger was preceded in death by her father, Edward Jack-son McKey. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Larry Hollinger; her daughter, Tanya Sharron and hus-band Chris; her son, Eric Hollinger and wife Desiree; and her grand-sons, Daniel and Cole Sharron. She is also survived by her mother, Enid Ruth Smith McKey, and her brothers, Roy McKey and wife Vicki, James McKey and wife Jackie, Dexter McKey and wife Michelle, and their children. Friends are encouraged to visit the Cashner Funeral Home web page at www.cashnerconroe.com to sign Mrs. Hollinger’s register book and view her memorial slide show.

MOONEY
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Deborah Lynn Mooney, 54, of Woodlake were held Saturday, June 4, 2011, in the Corrigan Fu-neral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Lesly Wilkinson officiat-ing. Mrs. Mooney was born Aug. 6, 1956 in San Bernardino, Calif. and died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Woodlake. She was employed as an office assistant for Wright Choice Home Health and was a member of Union Springs Baptist Church in Corrigan. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clayton and Margie (Baber) Harris and brother, Kenny Harris. She is survived by her husband, Michael Mooney of Woodlake; son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Jana Van Leuven of Carmona; daughter, Auburn Mooney of Hun-tington; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Larry Cerverizzo of Tex-arkana, Texas; grandchildren, Clayton Van Leuven, Ryland Van Leuven, Brent Wars, Tori Wars and Donnis Wars and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were John Haggard, Eric Henson, Kent Allison, Jason Hamilton, Jack Box, Clay Van Leuven, Jeremy Carrico and Corey Whitworth. Honorary pallbearers were Ryland Van Leuven, Donnis Wars, Larry Cerverizzo, Don Brooks, Bobby Harris, Brent Wars, Anthony Wars and Terry White. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HEARD
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Joe D. Heard Jr., 83, of Onalaska were held Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Bro. Pete Vandver officiating. Interment followed on Wednesday, June 1, in Omaha City Cemetery in Omaha, Texas. He was born June 5, 1927 in Daingerfield, the son of Joe Heard Sr., and Ophelia Powell Heard, and died May 27, 2011 in Conroe. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Wendall Heard and James Lloyd Heard. He is survived by Thelma Heard, wife, of Onalaska; Jim and Deborah Heard, son and daughter-in-law, of Tarkington; Tim Heard, son, of Tarkington; Suzy Morgan, daughter, of Tarkington; Nancy Jo Heard, daughter, of Highlands; Helen and Tuck Charles, sister and brother-in-law, of New Boston; Ann McDonough, sister, of Houston; William and Tina Heard, brother and sister-in-law, of Stigler, Okla.; grandchildren, Kami Whitten, Clay Heard, Stephanie Vandver, J.D. Heard, Stacy Vandver and Lindsey Morgan and great-grandchildren, Paige Heard, Cheyanne Heard, Mattie Vandver, Emily Vandver, Ethan Vandver, Hailey Heard, Jaxon Vandver, Claire Vandver and Colton Heard. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ROOKS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Baresha Lynette Rooks, 40, of Livingston were held Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. She was born Nov. 3, 1970 in Lufkin, the daughter of Joe Allen Parker and Carolyn Ann McClain Parker, and died May 27, 2011 in Livingston. She is survived by Randa Rooks, daughter, of Livingston; Carolyn and Jimmy Fuller, mother and stepfather, of Goodrich; Steph McGwier and Wally Melton, special friends; Randall and Shirley Rooks, Randa’s dad and grandmother; Buck McClain, special cousin, and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com

MANNING
KERRVILLE -- Doris Virginia "Billie" Manning, 91, of Kerrville died Saturday, May 28, 2011, in a Kerrville nursing center. She was born in New Port News, Va. in 1919 to Homer and Lena Meteer. She was raised in Port Ar-thur, Texas, and returned there to teach school during World War II. Billie and Kenneth attended Sam Houston Teachers College and were married in 1945. Billie and Kenneth moved to Kerrville in 1946 and she began teaching in the KISD system, retir-ing in 1980. Billie was director of the City Swim program for some 15 years in Kerrville. She served as volunteer safety chairman for the Kerr County Chapter of the Ameri-can Red Cross for 25 years. Billie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her daugh-ter, Betty Ellen; her sisters, Betty and Jenny and by her parents. She is survived by one son, Collis and wife Donna and children Hayley of Austin and Regan of Bulverde; son-in-law, Randy Mac-Naughton and grandson Scott of Medina and by many nieces and nephews and their families. Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 1, at Glen Rest Cemetery, followed by memorial services at the Schreiner Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville. Memorial remembrances may be made to the American Cancer So-ciety. The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the "Send Condolences" link. Funeral arrangements are en-trusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

GANN
CONROE -- Harold Lloyd Gann, 75, of Conroe died at his home on Thursday, May 26, 2011. A tradi-tional military memorial service will be held in his honor at the V.F.W. Post 4709 in Conroe at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3. He was born Dec. 5, 1935 in Ter-ral, Okla., to the late Lloyd and Jane Rogers Gann. Harold was a decorated veteran of the Korean conflict. During his tour, he proudly served as a ranger in the U.S. Army. Following his military ser-vice, he resided in Livingston, where he began his lifelong career as an independent utility contrac-tor. He was also involved in the Ma-sonic Lodge of Livingston as a master Mason and past worthy patron. His career led him to Mount Pleasant, where he lived for nearly 20 years. There he deepened his ties to Freemasonry by becoming a Shriner and a member of the Scottish Rite. Harold ultimately retired to Con-roe, where he became active in his local VFW post and focused on his favorite hobby of wood carving. He was known as someone who had a passion for helping others, an insatiable desire for learning, and loved the company of friends and family. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Keri and Dale Par-rish of Willis; son, Aaron Gann of Mt. Pleasant; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Barry and Karyn “Nene” Robertson of Bridge City; son, Rick Gann of Wasilla, Alaska; daughter, Lori Gann of Austin; nine grandchildren, Brandi Hall, Mi-chael Parrish, Heather Clinton, Hunter Gann, Hayden Gann, Mat-thew Robertson, Joseph Robertson, Justin Gann and Brittany Gann and four great-grandchildren, Cody and Dylan Clinton and Allissa and Michayla Hall. He was known as a kind and generous man with a lot of spunk. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests donations be made in his honor to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or by calling 877-832-6997. Written condolences may be left at the website of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis at www.shmfh.com.

TWINN
LIVINGSTON -- Margaret Twinn was born March 14, 1941 in Okmulgee, Okla. and died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at her residence in Point Blank. Margaret was baptized June 1941 and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in May of 1954 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Okmulgee, Okla. Margaret graduated from Ok-mulgee High School in 1959, grad-uated from nursing school, Hillcrest Medical Center, in Tulsa and achieved her diploma in nursing in 1976. She completed the Parish Nurse Distance learning program with Mequon University, in Wisconsin in 1998. She worked and functioned as a registered nurse in many different roles, including Parish nurse, public health nurse, home health nurse, hospice, doc-tor’s office, prison, nursing home, hospital (house supervisor, OR, nursery, L&D, medical surgery, ICU, step down unit, peds, ER, Texas A&M health service and school nurse. Her Lord and Savior used Margaret as an instrument to help persons by the introduction of the Christ Clinic in Katy. When asked which specialty area she enjoyed the most, she said, without hesitation, “The area that I am working in,” as she loved nurs-ing and enjoyed helping other people and devoted her life to that. She also enjoyed teaching Sun-day school, and loved to tell oth-ers (young and old alike) about her love for the Lord and Savior, and often said that it was wonderful to see the look in their eyes when the other persons understood and rea-lized what a great and wonderful gift our Lord has given. Margaret enjoyed music and sang alto with the church choir. Margaret married Dick E. Hoffman on Jan. 30, 1959 in Trinity Lu-theran Church in Okmulgee, Okla. Dick preceded Margaret in death, and Margaret married Spencer Robert Twinn in 1975. Robert also preceded Margaret in death, as did her parents, Arnold C. and E. Ruth Roesner and brother, Bill Roesner. Margaret is survived by her children, Ruth M. Creason, Cathy J. and Frank Adian, Homer A. (Sonny) and Shawna Hoffman, Cheryl L. and Alan Hasvold Mata L. Ringwald , Regena R. and Mike Jager, Regan W. and Shelly Miller; grandchildren, Randy Creason and Elaine, Glynnis Creason, Leah Creason, Michelle Campos and Cris, Jeremy Gooch, Robert Gooch and Amy, Buck Hoffman, Jack Carr and Chelsa, Levi James Carr and Steven Ringwald; great-grandchildren, James Creason, Mi-chael Gooch-Caceras, Jonathan Campos, Nicole Campos, Amber Gooch, Jade Bladenship and Ca-den Carr; sister, Catharyn Nation and sister-in-law, Loretta Roesner. Services were held Wednesday, June l, 2011, Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Roy Askins officiating. Pallbearers were Randy Creason, Levi Carr, Jack Carr, Ro-bert Gooch, Jeremy Gooch and Steven Ringwald. Honorary pall-bearer was Buck Hoffman. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

 

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