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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries

Copyright 2012 - Polk County Publishing Company

 

TAYLOR
LIVINGSTON -- Mikaela Evalynn Taylor was born on June 12, 2012 in Houston, to Mark Taylor II and Sheila Boone, and died on June 16, 2012 in Houston. She is survived by her parents, Mark Taylor II and Sheila Boone; sister, Aleigh Ritter; grandmother, Susie Boone; grandfather, Gerald Boone; grandfather, Mark Taylor and grandmother, Carolyn Taylor. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, in Menard Chapel Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers are Josh Hunter, Billy Gisie, Tim Wimerley and David Laviolett. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HUGHES
COLDSPRING -- Lloyd Edgar Hughes, 77, of Coldspring died on Monday, June 18, 2012, at his resi-dence. He was born Sept. 1, 1934 in Corrigan, to Claude G. Hughes Sr. and Florence L. Hayes-Hughes, both of whom preceded him in death along with his wives, Bonnie Sutton-Hughes and Joyce Sullivan-Hughes. He is survived by his sons, Lloyd Stephen Hughes and David Hughes; daughters, Barbara Horn-er, Dixie Lewis and Guyneth Hughes; one brother, Claude Hughes Jr.; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nephews, Scott Hughes and Todd Hughes; numerous other cherished family members and friends. Bro. Harold Isaacs presided over funeral services held Thursday, June 21, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Coldspring..

NELSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Steve Nelson, 63, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livings-ton, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jim Walker, Chuck Deeter, Bobby Gokey Jr., Josh Nelson, Larry Smith, Calobe Isaacs, Duane Walker and Danny Ray McClosky. Honorary pallbear-ers are Mike Levingston, David Levingston, Hayden Stephens and Dwayne Zatopek. Steve was born on July 22, 1948 in Port Arthur, to Tommy “Pete” Nelson and Muriel Walker Nelson. He died on June 21, 2012 in Hou-ston. Steve married Priss Walters Nel-son in Livingston on Sept. 11, 2005. He worked in transportation for Livingston ISD for the last five years. Steve was a member of Bea-con Bay Baptist Church in Livings-ton. He is survived by his wife, Priss Nelson of Livingston; daughter, Kristell Nelson of Houston; two sons and daughter-in-law, Mike Levingston of Wimberley and Da-vid and Carly Levingston of San Marcos; parents, Pete and Muriel Nelson of Goodrich; two brothers, two sisters-in-law and sister, Mark and JoAnn Nelson of Goodrich, Debbie McGee of Texas City and Scott and DaWanda Nelson of Goodrich; numerous nieces, ne-phews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HANDLEY
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for John Collins “Bubba” Handley, 62, of Barnum were held on Satur-day, June 23, 2012, in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Corrigan, with Bro. Lesly Wil-kinson and Bro. Hails Taylor offi-ciating. Interment followed in Fea-gin Cemetery in Hortense. Mr. Handley was born April 26, 1950 in Nacogdoches, to John and Wanda Handley, and died Tues-day, June 19, 2012, in Humble. He was employed for Ex-xon/Mobile as a drilling operational superintendent and was a Baptist by faith. He was known as some-one who loved his family and friends very much and enjoyed spending time with them. He loved to hog hunt, deer hunt, ride horses, raise cows and anything else that he could do outside. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Aaron and Wanda Lou (Gulley) Handley. He is survived by his wife, Sandy (Sage) Handley of Barnum; sons and daughters-in-law, Travis and Jeannie Handley of Corrigan, Coty and Kana Handley of Clovis, N.M., Seth and Lene Handley of Corrigan and Joel Handley of Fredericksburg; daughter, Sarah Meagan Handley of Austin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eva and Bob Barrett of Seabrook and Debbie and Lynn Timbrook of Starksville, Miss.; grandchildren, Tanner, Holli, Kyli, Saydi, Malia, Skyler, Taylor, Ty and Joshua; special family member, Jerry Grimes and numer-ous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jimmy Wright, Gordon Birdwell, Jimmy Riley, Travis Barnes, Mike Jones, Phil Broxson, Geary Bane and Doug David. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LOCKHART
LIVINGSTON -- Tommy Wayne Lockhart was born on July 31, 1952 in Houston, to Tom Watson Lockhart and Oleane Pruitt Lock-hart, and died on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the age of 59 years. Mr. Lockhart was a fellow Chris-tian in the Baptist church. He was a veteran, having served in the Unit-ed States Marine Corps, and was a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 8953 of Romayor. He is survived by his mother, Oleane Lockhart; niece, Virginia Key and husband Grady; uncle, Glen Pruitt and wife Helen; numer-ous other relatives and host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father. Pallbearers included Joe Baxley, Nelson Pruitt, Armond Brown, Dennise Bedingfield, Richard Brown and Grady Key. A celebration of Tommy’s life was held on Wednesday, June 20, at Pace Funeral Home in Livings-ton, with the Rev. Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery. Military honors were provided by VFW Post No. 8568. To send condolences, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

JONES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Anice Bailey Jones, 90, of Livingston were held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Votaw Worship Center in Votaw, with Bro. Anthony Rhodes officiating. Interment followed in Holly Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Morris Rhodes, Dwight Rhodes, Steven Majeski, Elton Allemang, Melton Allemang and Dale Bailey. Anice was born on Feb. 10, 1922 in Livingston, to Bob Bailey and Melve Vira Emily (Richardson) Bailey, and died on June 15, 2012 in Corrigan. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bob Bailey and Melve Vira Emily (Richardson) Bailey; daughter, Mary Emily; husbands, Earl Walters and C.T. Jones; stepmother, Kate Bailey; sisters, Gladys Warren, Laura Rhodes and Mamie Collins; brothers-in-law, Robert Warren and Mann Collins; sister-in-law, Velma Bailey and stepbrothers, J. R. Williams and P. L. Williams. She is survived by her brothers, L.V. Bailey, L.C. Bailey and wife Sudie and T.H. Bailey and wife Mary Beth; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

VICKERS
LIVINGSTON – A celebration of life service for Edwin Carsten Vickers will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Harold G. Davis American Legion Post 629 in Camilla. Mr. Vickers was born on March 22, 1938 in Houston and died on June 12, 2012. He served in the U.S. Navy frin November 1957 to February 1962 and attended the University of Houston 1961-63. He was in the entertainment business from 1967 to 1993, becoming semi-retired in 1993. He moved to the Livingston area in 1999, continuing to work in the maintenance and landscaping business. He was active as a legionnaire of American Legion Post 629 in Camilla. Survivors include nieces and nephews, the adopted family of Patricia Dodd and numerous friends.

WOODS
HOUSTON – A wake service for Gilbert Woods of Goodrich was held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Union Memorial United Method-ist Church in Houston. His funeral service was held at Holy Ground International Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Charles Monett faci-litating the eulogy. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery in Goo-drich. Gilbert was born on July 8, 1940 in Goodrich, to Fonzy and Ida Woods. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Alvo Woods; six children, Dellois Simmons of Houston, Albert Woods of Goodrich, Pinellafie Johnson (Pastor De F. Johnson) of Madisonville, Alva Taylor (Keith Taylor) of Nacogdoches, Felecia Mark (Harold Mark) of Nacog-doches and Jerome Lang (Lynn Lang) of Shreveport, La.; 14 grandchil-dren; 16 great-grandchildren and a great niece, Antoinette Love (daughters, TeAna and Achaia Love). Gilbert also assisted in rearing Ethel Mae Jackson, Bobby Burns, Woodrow Harrison, Deborah Har-rison, Marietta Harrison and Wil-bert Shepherd III. Gilbert has one brother, Lonzo Woods and four sisters, Mandetter Holcomb, May-bell Alexander, Princetter Woods and Ida Mae Gray. His father, Fonzy Woods; moth-er, Ida Woods; siblings, Georgia Walker, Horace Bogany and Fonzo Woods and two sons, David and Gilbert Woods Jr. preceded him in death. Gilbert has many other niec-es, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, friends and loved ones. Frazier Mitchell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LANE
LIVINGSTON -- Emily Louise Lane was born on Sept. 2, 1938 in Linden, Ala., to Buford Cobb and Lena Pauline (Schroeder) Cobb, and died on June 16, 2012 in Point Blank. She is preceded in death by her parents and her son, Clinton Small. Emily is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Cyndy and William Schiele and Valarie and Troy Furr; daughter, Paula Stanley; sisters, Frankie Nell, Lavern, Lillian, and Alma Jean; brother, Kenneth Cobb and sister, Sandra. She is also survived by her stepsons, Phillip Kilpatrick and Zack Kilpatrick; stepdaughter, Alice Kilpatrick; grandchildren, Mikki, Dean, Devra, Brandy, Cody, Christina, Teri, Stacey, Raymond and Kenneth; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SKINNER
ONALASKA -- Graveside services for Daniel Craig Skinner, 52, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, at Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey and the Rev. Gerald Reeves officiating. Daniel was born on Dec. 29, 1959 in Houston, to Kenneth Ray Skinner and Doris Jean Ferrill Skinner and died on June 12, 2012 at his residence in Onalaska. Daniel retired from AIRTECH A/C in1994. He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Ray Skinner. Daniel is survived by his wife, Caren Skinner; son, Gregory Skinner; three daughters, Destiny LaVoie, Leah Workman and Rachael Tansey; two stepdaughters, Meagan Ezernack and Morgan Wilson; mother, Doris Skinner, two brothers and two sisters, Kenneth Skinner, Darlene Stimac, Larry Skinner and Mary Skinner; five granddaughters; three grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family will accept and appreciate donations made to Cochran Funeral Home (telephone 936-327-2158) to help with the service cost. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

TAYLOR
LIVINGSTON -- Marion Ioan Taylor, 55, of Trinity was born on Sept. 15, 1956 in Houston, to Muriel Eaves and Gladys Blalock Eaves. She died on June 12 , 2012 at her residence in Trinity. Marion was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Albert Waymire. She is survived by son, James Lee Brown; four brothers, Earl Waymire, James Waymire, Randy Eaves and Andy Eaves and sister, Darlene Williams. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SMITH
LIVINGSTON -- Robert Charles Smith, 59, of Coldspring died on June 13, 2012 at his residence in Coldspring. He was born on May 6, 1953 in Lenior, Tenn., to Robert A. Smith and Billy Jean Richards Smith. Robert is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Robin Smith of Coldspring; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael Smith of Gordon, Ohio, Allen and Patty Wilson of Inkster, Mich., Brian Wilson of Kingsland and Christopher and Nichole Wilson of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; 11 grandchildren, Ashley, Trisha, Alyssa, David, Austin, Brianna, Vivian, Alex, Andrew, Domnick and Elijah; four brothers and four sisters-in-law, Carl and Debbie Smith from Lewisburg, Ohio, Steve and Kathy Smith of Arcanum, Ohio, Kirk and Lois Smith of Ar-canum, Ohio and John and Martha Keener of Lenior, Tenn.; one sister and brother-in-law, Ginny and Dean Daughtery and numerous nieces of nephews. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MUCKLEROY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Terry Deon Muckleroy, 83, of Onalaska will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Conducting the services will be Chaplin of HPD Monty Montgomery. Pallbearers are Michael Muckleroy, Terry Ray Muckleroy, Ira “Butch” Muckleroy, Ali Hayatghaibi, Shawn Hayatghaibi, Terry Lee Muckleroy, Mark Red Wine, Robert Blalock and Micha Dale Muckleroy. Internment will be held in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Muckleroy was born on Dec. 29, 1928 in Nacogdoches, the son of William Griffin Muckleroy and Edrie Chisum Muckleroy. He died on June 13, 2012 at his residence in Onalaska. Mr. Muckleroy served in the U.S. Army. He was a police officer for the Houston Police Department for 28 years and retired as a detective. Mr. Muckleroy is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Betty Muckleroy of Onalaska; three sons, two daughters, one daughter-in-law and one son-in-law, Terry Ray Muckleroy of Onalaska, Joyce and Ali Hayatghaibi of Rosharon, Stephanie Hickman of Onalaska, Michael and Teressa Muckleroy of Onalaska, and Ira Warren “Butch” Muckleroy of Kennard; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Kay Buterfras of Deer Park and Margie Valentino of Baycliff and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LOFTIN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Ruby Loette Loftin, 91, of Livingston were held on Saturday, June 16, 2012, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Bluewater Cemetery in Polk County. Pallbearers were Mike Cromie, Jimmy Couch, James McAdams, Jake Johnson, Curt Loftin and Gary Plant. Mrs. Loftin was born on Oct. 9, 1920 in Frankston, to John Henry McAdams and Ila Hollingsworth McAdams. She died in Conroe on June 14, 2012. Mrs. Loftin enjoyed participating in Tops and Red Hats. She also enjoyed spending time with all of her family and friends. Mrs. Loftin is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Perry Morgan Loftin; sons, infant Loftin, Ronald Morgan Loftin and Curtis Donald Loftin; brothers, Richard McAdams, Louie McAdams, Thurman McAdams and Don McAdams and sister, Kathryn Nickell. She is survived by granddaughter and husband, Carol and Mike Cro-mie of Santa Fe; grandson and wife, Curt and Rene Loftin of Con-roe; granddaughter and husband, Shannon and Jimmy Couch of Houston; great-grandson, Jake Johnson of Austin; great-granddaughter, Abbey Johnson of Santa Fe; great-grandson and great-granddaughter, Scott Loftin and Sara Loftin of Conroe; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ken-neth and Gail McAdams of Shepherd, Charles and Neta McAdams and Weldon and Linda McAdams; two sisters and brother-in-law, Bonnie Smith of Houston and Linda and Gary Plant of Cypress and daughter-in-law, Julie Loftin. In lieu of flowers, memorial do-nations may be made to American Cancer Society. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

RASBERRY
LIVINGSTON -- Timothy Joe (Big Tim) Rasberry, 66, died on June 6, 2012, in Livingston. Tim was born Nov. 15, 1945 in Paris, Texas, to Joe Neal and Helen Rasberry. Tim graduated in 1965 from Reagan High School in Hou-ston. Tim is preceded in death by his wife and best friend, Joyce. Tim is survived by his son, Ti-mothy Paul Rasberry, his fiancée Angie Hendrix and their children, Jordan Rasberry, Bryce Barnes and twins Braylie and Grayson Rasber-ry, all of Livingston; his daughter, Kimberly Gallagher, her husband Schaun and their children, Brandon Harmon, Brooke Ballard and Terry, Connor and Kellen Gal-lagher, all of Sugar Land; two brothers, Randy and Jeffrey Rasberry and their families, all of Houston and surrounding areas and many additional family and friends. Graveside cremation burial was held on Friday, June 15, in Rest-land Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

ANDERSEN
WICHITA, KAN. -- Barbara Jean (Verner) Andersen of Wichita, Kan. died on Wednesday June 13, 2012. Barbara was born Jan. 23, 1934 in Stigler, Okla., to Bill and Eunice (Brookins) Verner. Barbara first became a Red Cross volunteer, which inspired her to go into nursing in which she re-ceived her education at Hermann Hospital School of Nursing in Houston. Barbara was also a member of Anchor Baptist Church of Wichita, Kan. and of the Nursing Association. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Melody (Michael) Gwill and their seven children of Ona-laska; daughter, Holly Cheney and fiancé Jay Ellis and two children and two stepdaughters of Dewey, Okla.; son, Mark (Maria) Hubbard and two children of Huntsville and 12 great-grandchildren. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, George Andersen and one baby sister, Judy Verner. Funeral services were held on Friday June 15, at Anchor Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan. Funeral services will also be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, at Lake Livings-ton Lutheran Church in Onalaska. Burial will be in San Jacinto Me-morial Park Cemetery. Hillside Funeral Home, Wichita, Kan., was in charge of arrange-ments.

WRIGHT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lavada Wright, 80, of Li-vingston will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Coch-ran Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers will be Shawn Wright, Terry Wright, Ronnie Alfred, James David Whitten, David Whitten and Tommy Baggett. Mrs. Wright was born on April 8, 1932 in Gary, the daughter of Bill Parker and Vivian Johnson Parker. She died on June 10, 2012 in Cor-rigan. Mrs. Wright is preceded by her parents; husband, Bill Wright and two sisters, Fay Grayson and Lu-cille Whitten. She is survived by son, Alton Wright of Livingston; sister, Reba Murphy of Livingston; brother, Gale Parker of Livingston; two grandsons and their wives, Shawn and Julie Wright of Porter and Ter-ry and Hanna Wright of Conroe and four great-grandchildren, Pey-ton Wright, Greenlea Wright, Hol-den Wright and McKynnah Wright. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at Cochran Fu-neral Home. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

YELLOTT
ONALASKA -- Hansford “Lefty” Lee Yellott, 87, died on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Onalaska, with the love, peace and comfort of his family by his side. Hansford was born on May 24, 1925 in DeQuincy, La., to Luther and Rosa (Lyons) Yellott. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Father Clifton Labbe officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gabe Collier, Chris Collier, Taylor Hollis, Dan Hollis, Joseph Crayton and Keith Gill. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Hollis, Jim Deaton, Dale Yellott and Ed Sternes. On Nov. 15, 1946, Hansford married Marguerite Smith in Houston. To this union, three children were born: Lee, Teri and Dawn. At the time of his death, Hansford had been married to the love of his life, Marguerite, for 65 years. Hansford was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Rosa Yellott and grandson, Cole Hollis. Hansford is survived by his wife, Marguerite Yellott of Onalaska; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Mouscura Yellott of Benin, West Africia; daughter and son-in-law, Teri and Tom Hollis of Onalaska; daughter, Dawn Robinson of Garland; brother, Julius Yellott; brother and sister-in-law, Avery and Bonnie Yellott; grandchildren, Jacqueline and Joseph Crayton, Gabe and Jenell Collier, Chris and Brooke Collier, Taylor Hollis, Dan Hollis and Alicia and Keith Gill; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jadyn, Aiden, Hailey, Sydnee, Jacob and Addison and numerous other family and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The family requests any donations made, be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

COLLIER
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Betty Jean (Loving) Collier, 81, of Wills Point were held Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in the Corrigan Fu-neral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Curtis Jordan officiating. Mrs. Collier was born Nov. 16, 1930 in Dallas, to Don and Gladys Jones, and died Friday, June 8, 2012, in Wills Point. She was a homemaker, enjoyed working in her yard and flower garden and had a love for old songs. She was a Baptist by faith and was a resident of the Crest-wood Health and Rehab Center in Wills Point until her death. She enjoyed her visits with family and numerous friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Don and Gladys Pau-line (Johnson) Jones and husband, William Bryant Loving. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Jean Cantrell of Quinlan; sons, Kaywood Loving and wife Patricia of Corrigan, Keith Loving and wife Sue of Corrigan and Ke-vin Loving of Brookings, S.D.; sister, Donna McKinley and hus-band Wayne of Wills Point; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two nephews; one niece and numerous other relatives and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

DUFF
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Billy Wayne Duff, 79, of Livingston were held on Sunday, June 10, 2012, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Tim Thompson and Bro. Flynn Hendrix officiating. Interment followed in Big Sandy Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Ford, Ray-mond Duff, Helio Adjuntas, Olen Overstreet, Charles Lawless, Tommy Slack, Ricky Cain, Karl Kellar, Zack Williford and Joel Hendrix. Honorary pallbearers were B.L. Griffin, Buddy Barrett, Benny Evans, Bobby Cassity, Bo Tolar, Volney Griffin, Paul Duff, Adam Duff, Bryan Duff, Rance Duff, Tommy Williford, Joel Moore, Scott Parrish, Joe Shotwell, Jeff Cornelius, William Horton, Glenn Duff, Carey Lee Duff, Jimmy Ward, Henry Ager, Chuck Hinton, Smiley Sylestine, Caleb Edwards, Ty Duff, Hunter Duff, Justin Bick-ford, Jacob Bickford, Dean Duff, W.B. Patterson III, Wayne Bab-cock, Charles Delaney, Larry Wal-ters, Gary Hendrix, Roy King Jr., Putt Black, Kenneth Garrett, Corky Cochran, Dale Delling, Rex Hen-drix, Edwin Hendrix, Kevin Hen-drix, Ryan Hinojosa, Charles Duff and sons, Frank Murphy and sons, Dan Murphy, Tommy Joe Walding, Jerry Wayne Cassity, Bo Tread-way, Andy Treadway, Allen Treadway, Michael Cain, Jeff Ashen, Eugene Parrish and Freddy Duff. Billy was born on March 20, 1933 in Livingston, the son of Ester Duff and Leola Cryer Duff. He died on June 8, 2012 in Livingston. Billy is preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Margurite Duff; wife, Dorothy Duff; daugh-ter, Elizabeth Lynn Duff; son, Jimmy Wayne Duff, sister, Edith Childers and brother Kenith Duff. Billy is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Melin-da Duff, Mark and Sheila Duff and Greg and Cathy Duff, all of Big Sandy; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Tommy Williford of Big Sandy; son, John Duff of Austin; grandchildren, Brianna, Brittanie, Chelsea and Cinnamon Duff, Sheena and Karissa Cater, Adam and Bryan Duff, Paul, Rance and Mary Elizabeth Duff, Laikin Nash and Zack Williford; great-grandchildren, Kolby, Kadence, Christopher, Keira, Kable, Samia, Juan, Jonathon, Jasmine, Selena, Trinity and Aiden; two brothers and sister-in-law, Q.R. “Cooter” and Beverly Duff and Larry Duff; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Bonnelle Lundell, Lafaye and Glenn West and Mary and Jim Dobbs and brothers-in-law and wives, Rex and Winnie Hendrix and Edwin and Betty Hendrix. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CARROLL
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Bernice Carroll, 86, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Sister Betty Hendrix officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. Pallbearers were Jerry Bowen, Oran Morrison, Steve Carroll, Clifford Carroll, Bryan Siau, Cory Siau and Joe Jones. Mrs. Carroll was born on April 16, 1926 in Magnolia Springs, Texas, the daughter of Jesse Cordell Holmes and Addie Whiteside Holmes. She died on June 10, 2012 in Beaumont. Mrs. Carroll is preceded in death by her husband, Claude Wesley Carroll; her parents; brother, Roland Holmes and sister, Eunice Reese. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Katie Carroll of Call; two daughters and son-in-law, Joyce and Vernon “Bo” Siau of Newton and Sue Carroll of Livingston; grandchildren, Melanye Griffin and husband, Ricky, Jessica Morrison and husband Oran, Cory Siau and wife Angela and Bryan Siau and wife Julie; great-grandchildren, Storm Griffin, Antonio Griffin, Keeley Siau, Blade Siau, Hannah Siau, Bailey Morrison and Emily Morrison; sister, Vera Mae Hatcher; numerous nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SMITH
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Jimmy Dewitt Smith, 77, of Waterwood will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Pastor Terry Holcomb officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday. Jimmy was born on June 12, 1934 in Garber, Okla., to Charles Smith and Edith (Snell) Smith, and died on June 10, 2012 in Conroe. He is preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jason Smith. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Smith of Waterwood; son and daughter-in-law, Alvadale and Kylia Smith of Ft. Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Linda Smith of Grandview; daughter and son-in-law, Debra Sue and Ken Jenkins of Point Blank; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; father-in-law, Bud Poyner of Waterwood and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WALTER
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Beaulah Mae Walter, 84, of Camden will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Lilly Island Missionary Baptist Church in Camden, with the Rev. Steffan Dirden officiating. Interment will follow in Lilly Island Cemetery in Camden. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service, at the church. Sister Beaulah Walter was born the eighth child to the late Archie and Mammie Walter on March 27, 1928. Beaulah died on Saturday morning, June 9, 2012. Beualah graduated from Chester High School in Chester. Her favo-rite sport was basketball. She helped bring her school to a cham-pionship. She was always a quiet leader in everything she attempted. She furthered her education and later became a teacher for kinder-garten in the Camden School Dis-trict. She was known as someone who loved everyone and eve-rything that was a part of life. She loved all children and raised and called them her very own. She loved flowers and the beautification of her yard, for they represented God’s beauty of His Garden of Eden. Beaulah gave her life to the Lord at an early age. She served in Sun-day school every Sunday and was one of the greatest silent supporters of Lilly Island Church. She served until her health began to fail her. Even while away from the church she would still support the church, even with paying her tithes, know-ing that the Lord’s church must carry on. She was a member of the Grand Court Order of Calanthe of Camden, Texas, Evenglin Court No. 117. Beualah is preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters. She leaves to cherish her memo-ries the Carter family, for they che-rished her love and care; four sis-ters, Louine, Izola and Ida, all of Houston, and Bernice of Lilly Isl-and. Beaulah also leaves a host of relatives and friends and two spe-cial animals, Harvey (dog) and Lisa (cat) being cared for by Mr. Reed. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HANCOCK
LIVINGSTON -- William Grady Hancock, born Oct. 12, 1923 in Silsbee to Charles Amos and Em-ma Costelow Hancock, died on June 11, 2012 at the age of 88 years. William work for Owens-Illinois Paper Mill as a shift supervisor for 20 years before retiring in 1981. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in WWII. He was a member of Trinity Masonic Lodge No. 14 AF&AM, Order of Eastern Star No. 1139 and past patron, VFW Post No. 8568 and Onalaska United Methodist Church. His loving family includes wife, June Hancock; daughter, Kathy Unger; sons, William Carl Hancock and Gary Dan Hancock; grand-daughter, Chelsea Cox; grandsons, Justin Hancock, Cody Hancock, Jared Whatley and Michael And-rew Unger; son-in-law, Michael William Unger; sister-in-law, Billie Hancock; brother, Tommy Han-cock; brother-in-law, Don Vorhees and two great-grandchildren. William is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Pamela; brother, C.A. Hancock; sister, Er-nestine Brown and sister, Nan Vor-hees. A celebration of William’s life will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, with Dr. Don Willis officiating. To send your condolences, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

HUNT
LIVINGSTON -- Barbara Ann Hunt died on Friday, June 8, 2012. She was born on Oct. 10, 1936, to Jack and Edith Stewart Francisco. She was born in Hickory, N.C., but has lived with her daughter in Li-vingston, Texas for the last three years. She died peacefully at home with her daughter and son-in-law and a friend, Shiela Cranford of Coldspring, at her side. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Robert Hunt. She is survived by her daughter, Tanya Ziebell and son-in-law, Art Ziebell of Livingston; son, Stephen Hunt of Hickory, N.C., who visited her one week earlier; and sister, Kim Pickler, and her sons, Eddie and Wayne Pickler of Albamarle, N.C. Carnes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HIGHT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Roger Dell Hight, 76, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Ernie Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roger, Robby, Kevin, Joseph, Austin, Austin and Roger Glen. He was born on April 28, 1936 in Shelbyville, to Robert Lewis Hight and Mandy Jones Hight, and died on June 11, 2012 in Livingston. Roger is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ivy Hight; parents, Robert and Mandy Hight; grandson, Robert Lynn Hight; brothers, Henry Hight and Foster Hight and sisters, Lois Doherty and Ann Sears. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Roger Glen and Teresa Hight of Livingston; two daughters and son-in-law, Linda Hight of Schertz and Debbie and Larry Clark of Splendora; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and brother and sister-in-law, Hershel and Benita Hight of Conroe. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SMITH
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Ruby Aline Smith, 81, of Livingston were held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Mitchell Murphy officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Polk County. Pallbearers were Ray Smith, Chris Smith, Carl Smith, Leonard Tucker, David Clakley, Ray Clakley and Doug Robertson. Ruby was born on May 4, 1931 in Beulah County, Miss., to Carl Leonard Robertson and Ella Pearl Van Etten Robertson. She died on June 7, 2012 in Livingston. Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, George C. Smith; her parents, Carl and Ella Robertson; sister, Beulah Mae Tucker and daughter-in-law, Shirley Smith. She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Ray and Anita Smith and Carl Smith; two sisters, Frances Box and Catherine Clakley; one brother, Douglas Robertson; two grandchildren, Chris Smith and Jessica Harold and five great-grandchildren, Cadance Smith, Collin Smith, Jallisa Williams, Jaylen Harold and Noie Harold. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MAKEMSON
HOUSTON -- William (“Bill” or “Billy”) Arnold Makemson of Houston, formerly of Onalaska, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, after a lengthy illness. He attended both Onalaska and Livingston schools, then went on to study at Sam Houston State Uni-versity. He spent his last two years advocating for dialysis patients and was honored to speak at the State Capitol. He was preceded in death by his father, William Allen Makemson and his mother, Julia Picket. His survivors include his sister, Mary Makemson-Reeves and niece, Sarah "Ashley" Makemson, both of The Woodlands and his best friends, Amy Corpus of Hous-ton and Helen Barchenger of Tem-ple. A memorial service is pending. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made the National Kidney Foundation.

WYATT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Deonta Lashard Wyatt, 18, of Leggett were held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in the First Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Willie Barnes officiating. Interment followed in Carrington Cemetery in Seven Oaks. On Feb. 5, 1994, a precious baby boy was born to Melvin and Anita Wyatt of Leggett. They named him Deonta Lashard Wyatt. Deonta was the youngest of two children. Deonta attended Leggett public schools and was on track to gradu-ate in 2013 from Leggett High School. Deonta loved sports and was a star basketball player for the Leggett Pirates. Upon graduation he had plans to attend Sam Houston State University, where his brother, Deon Wyatt, is currently attending. Deonta wanted to pursue a degree in business ad-ministration as he admired his brother and wanted to walk in his footsteps. He had plans on rooming with his close cousin, Kenneth (KJ) Botley Jr., who is also attending Sam Houston State University. He attended First Community Baptist Church in Leggett. He is joined in death by his mother, Anita Carol Burch Wyatt; uncle, Conny Ray Burch, and is preceded in death by his grand-mother, Audrey Lee Wyatt. He leaves to cherish his memo-ries his father, Melvin Wyatt of Leggett; brothers, Deon Wyatt of Leggett, Anthony Foreman of Luf-kin, Leveil Foreman of Lufkin, Melvin Wyatt Jr. of Houston and Kevin Wyatt of Houston; sisters, Lyntricia Foreman of Lufkin, Coni-sha Wyatt of Baytown and Keshia Wyatt of Baytown; aunts, Della (Marshall) Taylor-Colquitt, Beverly Wyatt and Tracie Wyatt, all of Leggett, Carla Cannon (Kenneth) of Houston, Sophia Hill (Stanley) of Livingston and Janice Sykes of Huntsville; great-aunts, Doris (Da-niel) Davis of Leggett, Rosie Burch of Leggett, Mary Burch of Hou-ston, Alice Faye Benton of Houston and Betty Criswell of Dallas; uncles, Alvin (Betina) Taylor of Leggett, Calvin (Karen) Taylor of Houston, Terry Burch and Ricky (Gwen) Dosia of Hous-ton, Harry (Brenda) Wyatt, Gary Wyatt, Dexter Pickens of Leggett, Frank Pickens Jr. (Pam) of Miami, Fla. and Reginald Pickens of Leg-gett; great-uncles, Lonnie (Nell) Burch of Livingston, Floyd (Bar-bara) Wyatt of Chicago, Ill. and Earl Wyatt of Livingston and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Active pallbearers were (Leggett Pirates' Basketball Team) Lance Smith, Joseph Criswell, Darreon Mallard, Fred Disadado, Jarvis Pittman, Colton Sanders, Arthur Bell, Jason Norsworthy, Basil Hammid, Velton Morgan and Ervin Hammid. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Foreman, Melvin Wyatt Jr., Kevin Wyatt, Leveil Foreman, Kenneth Botley Jr. and Brandon Pickens. Funeral arrangements were en-trusted to Charles Mortuary, Li-vingston.

WYATT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Anita Carol Burch Wyatt, 46, of Leggett were held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Willie Barnes officiating. On Sept. 14, 1965 a baby girl was born and her parents named her Anita Carol Burch. Anita was the fifth of seven children born to Eva Burch-Sanders of Leggett. Anita attended Leggett public schools and graduated from Leggett High School. She attended First Community Baptist Church in Leggett. Anita married Melvin Wyatt on Dec. 31, 1989. To this union two boys were born, Deon DeWayne Wyatt and Deonta Lashard Wyatt. She is joined in death by son, Deonta Lashard Wyatt; brother, Conny Ray Burch, and is preceded in death by grandparents, Charlie and Margarine Burch; uncle, Willie Burch (Boone) and aunts, Ethel Lene Burch and Ruby Jean Burch. She leaves to cherish her memo-ries a loving and devoted husband, Melvin Wyatt of Leggett; son, Deon DeWayne Wyatt of Leggett; mother, Eva Burch-Sanders; fa-ther, Frank Pickens Sr. (Flora) of Leggett; sisters, Della Taylor Col-quitt (Marshall), Carla Cannon (Kenneth) of Houston, Sophia Hill (Stanley) of Livingston and Janice Sykes of Huntsville; brothers, Alvin (Betina) Taylor of Leggett, Calvin (Karen) Taylor of Houston, Terry Burch of Leggett, Ricky (Gwen) Dosia of Houston, Dexter Pickens of Leggett, Frank Pickens Jr. (Pam) of Miami, Fla. and Reginald Pickens of Leggett; aunts: Doris (Daniel) Davis of Leggett, Rosie Burch of Leggett, Mary Burch of Houston and Alice Faye Benton of Houston; great-aunts, Josephine DeWalt of Leggett and Vernice Mays of Leggett; uncle, Lonnie (Nell) Burch of Livingston; great-uncle, Milton (Roxie) Mays of Leggett and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Interment followed in Carrington Cemetery in Seven Oaks. Active pallbearers were Gregory Jessie, Chad Barlow, Clyde Jessie, Patrick Smith, Rodney Jefferson and Steve McQueen. Honorary pallbearers were Alvin Taylor Sr., Calvin Taylor Sr., Ricky Dosia, Terry Burch and Alvin Taylor II. Funeral arrangements were en-trusted to Charles Mortuary, Li-vingston.

WALKER
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Floyd Milton Walker of Li-vingston will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, at Mace-donia Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Darden offi-ciating. Burial will follow in Hou-ston National Cemetery. Mr. Walker died on June 4 in Conroe. He was born on Aug. 9, 1942 in Mindin Hall, Miss., the son of the late Bill and Lula Mae Walker. He attended Dunbar public schools. He was retired from the military, having served from the 1960s until May 30, 1987. Survivors include his wife, Olivia Walker of Livingston, whom he married in 1982; 12 children, Mi-chelle Thomas (Armstrong), Keithy Walker, Sesaie Rivera, Lourdes Barnes and Naty Garay, all of Mel-bourne, Fla., Alty Garay of Texas, Gricel Garcia of Ohio, Steven Jiles of Los Angeles, Calif., Gregory Jones of Edmond, Okla., Timothy Jiles (Parese) of Edmond, Okla., Dorothy Jiles of Oklahoma and Clarence Jiles of Los Angeles, Ca-lif.; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Doro-thy Davil and Mildred Walker, both of Chicago, Ill. and Shirley Walker of Houston and uncle, Robert Col-lins of Chicago, Ill. Pallbearers will be Gerald Petties, Edwin Gray, Arthur English, Ralph Figgs Jr., Marvell Nickson, Mike Wyatt, Eric Criswell and Sabine Stephens. Honorary pallbearers were Steven Jiles, Gregory Jones, Timothy Jiles and Clarence Jiles. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

YELLOTT
ONALASKA -- Hansford Yellott, 87, Onalaska died on June 7, 2012 at his residence in Onalaska. He was born on May 24, 1925. Mr. Yellott’s funeral services are pending at this time. A complete obit 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.

DUFF
LIVINGSTON -- Billy Duff, 79, of Livingston died on June 8, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, in the Coch-ran Funeral Home Chapel in Li-vingston. Interment will follow in Big Sandy Cemetery. 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.

MADDOX
LIVINGSTON -- John Vernon Maddox Sr., 71, of Livingston was born on Jan. 4, 1941 in Beaumont, to Jessie Clarence Maddox and Florene Estelle Courts Maddox. He died on June 7, 2012 in Livingston. He married Bonnie Gullett and they had two sons. John served in the U.S. Army from 1961 until 1967. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Livingston; a member of American Legion Post 312; lifetime member of VFW Post 8568 and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Sugarland. John is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Johnnie Lee Maddox and great-grandson, Joseph Nathaniel Maddox Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife, Bonnie Maddox of Livingston; one son and daughter-in-law, John Jr. and Donna Maddox of Livingston; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Michael Benvadies of Hutto and grandchildren, Michael Maddox and wife, Natasha, Brooke Turk and husband Ben, Amanda Maddox Smith and husband David, Nathan Maddox and wife Melissa, Andy Hoxworth and Jason Maddox. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Randall Whitt officiating. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Pallbearers are Michael Maddox, Nathan Maddox, Jason Maddox and David Smith. Interment will be held at Houston National Cemetery in Houston at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

RHODES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Harold Hugh Rhodes, 80, of Humble were held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Nathan Simmons officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568. Harold was born on April 16, 1932 in Timpson, to H.E. Rhodes and I.T. (Fisher) Rhodes, and died on June 1, 2012 in Houston. He is survived by his daughters, Melinda Conley of Humble and Melissa Hartman and husband Robin of Livingston; grandson, Eric Hartman and wife Brittany of Livingston; granddaughters, Leslie Hartman of Alpine and Courtney Hartman of Livingston; grandson, Kyle Hartman of Livingston; great-granddaughter, Abigale Hartman of Livingston; sisters-in-law, Barbara Simmons of Henderson, JoAnn Walters of Hanford, Calif. and JoAnn Walters of Texas City and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CASSITY
LIVINGSTON -- Jimmy Wayne Cassity, 75, died on Friday, June 1, 2012, in Onalaska, with his family by his side. Jimmy was born on June 4, 1936 in Carthage, to Cecil and Evelyn Cassity. A few short years later, his family moved to Goodrich, where he attended school and his family owned and operated a sawmill for many years. On Feb. 10, 1956, Jimmy married Alma Jean Black. To this union three children were born, Sherry, Jerry and Kerry. Jimmy owned and operated Cassity Lumber Company for over 50 years and was owner of the Cassity Café in Livingston for 26 years. He was active in the Polk County Youth Rodeo Association and a strong supporter of all area youth events. Jimmy was a member of First Baptist Church of Livingston and was baptized on Aug. 15, 1965. He will be remembered as an honest, hard-working family man. Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Alma Jean Cassity; parents, Cecil and Evelyn Cassity and sister, Jane Alvin Myrow. Jimmy is survived by daughter, Sherry Cassity Baker and husband Wayne Reed Baker; son, Jerry Wayne Cassity and wife Darlyn; daughter, Kerry Cassity; grandchildren, Cody Baker, Chism Cassity, Crockett Cassity, Chad Rowe and wife Megan and Justin Wayne Rowe; great-granddaughter, Libby Anne Baker; brothers, Cecil (Sonny) Cassity and wife Marjorie and Bobby Cassity and wife Betty; special friend and caretaker, Geraldine Anderson and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be held beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at Cochran Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cody Baker, Chism Cassity, Crockett Cassity, Chad Rowe, Justin Rowe, Jerry Cassity and Wayne Reed Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be A.W. (Bill) Wiggins, Emory and Nell Lowe, Billy and Barbara Coley, Helen Campbell, Bob Townley, Gloria Murphy, Shirley Cox, David Baker, Sam Elliott, and Kenneth and Jean Yarbrough. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SHEPHERD
LIVINGSTON -- Jesse Raymond Shepherd, born Oct. 3, 1922, died on June 3, 2012. He graduated from Jeff Davis High School in 1940, served in WW II from 1940-1945, graduated from the University of Houston in 1950 and worked in the insurance business for 43 years. He coached Voss West Little League and the Rams football team. He retired to Lake Livingston in 1987. Mr. Shepherd is preceded in death by his daughter, Jesslyn; grandson, Jimmy; parents, August and Donnie Clarke and brother, Clarence. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean McCarly Shepherd; son, Ron Shepherd and wife Debra; daughter, Janie Snyder and hus-band David; grandchildren, Jenny and Kelli Shepherd, Brett and Blake Barkley and Shelby Snyder and great-grandchildren, Addison and Luke Barkley, Kaylie Early and Aubrie Shepherd. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Pace Funeral Home. Burial followed in Restland Memorial Park, Goodrich. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

CORDER
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Little Bill Corder, 70, of Point Blank will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Ron Richardson officiating. Bill was born on Aug. 6, 1941 in Zanesville, Ohio, to Raymond Corder and Agnes McGraw Corder. He died on June 2, 2012 at his residence in Point Blank. Bill is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Judy Corder; son, Billy Corder; sister, Maxine Hildageo and brother, Chuck Corder. He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Sammy and Rayshelle Corder of Splendora and Joseph Thornhill of Ozona; three grandsons, Landon Corder, Joseph Adin Thornhill and Logan Thornhill; six sisters and three brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Bob Havens, Janice Beal, Darlene and Ed Husband, Melody Roberson, Peggy and Cowboy Sherren and Christine Peters and numerous nieces and nephews. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WYATT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Deonta Lashard Wyatt, 18, of Leggett will be held at 1 p.m. Sat-urday, June 9, 2012, in the First Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Willie Barnes officiating. Interment will follow in Carring-ton Cemetery in Seven Oaks. On Feb. 5, 1994, a precious baby boy was born to Melvin and Anita Wyatt of Leggett. They named him Deonta Lashard Wyatt. Deonta was the youngest of two children. Deonta attended Leggett public schools and was on track to gradu-ate in 2013 from Leggett High School. Deonta loved sports and was a star basketball player for the Leggett Pirates. Upon graduation he had plans to attend Sam Houston State University, where his brother, Deon Wyatt, is currently attending. Deonta wanted to pursue a degree in business ad-ministration as he admired his brother and wanted to walk in his footsteps. He had plans on rooming with his close cousin, Kenneth (KJ) Botley Jr., who is also attending Sam Houston State University. He attended First Community Baptist Church in Leggett. He is joined in death by his mother, Anita Carol Burch Wyatt; uncle, Conny Ray Burch, and is preceded in death by his grand-mother, Audrey Lee Wyatt. He leaves to cherish his memo-ries his father, Melvin Wyatt of Leggett; brothers, Deon Wyatt of Leggett, Anthony Foreman of Luf-kin, Leveil Foreman of Lufkin, Melvin Wyatt Jr. of Houston and Kevin Wyatt of Houston; sisters, Lyntricia Foreman of Lufkin, Coni-sha Wyatt of Baytown and Keshia Wyatt of Baytown; aunts, Della (Marshall) Taylor-Colquitt, Beverly Wyatt and Tracie Wyatt, all of Leggett, Carla Cannon (Kenneth) of Houston, Sophia Hill (Stanley) of Livingston and Janice Sykes of Huntsville; great-aunts, Doris (Da-niel) Davis of Leggett, Rosie Burch of Leggett, Mary Burch of Hou-ston, Alice Faye Benton of Houston and Betty Criswell of Dallas; uncles, Alvin (Betina) Taylor of Leggett, Calvin (Karen) Taylor of Houston, Terry Burch and Ricky (Gwen) Dosia of Hous-ton, Harry (Brenda) Wyatt, Gary Wyatt, Dexter Pickens of Leggett, Frank Pickens Jr. (Pam) of Miami, Fla. and Reginald Pickens of Leg-gett; great-uncles, Lonnie (Nell) Burch of Livingston, Floyd (Bar-bara) Wyatt of Chicago, Ill. and Earl Wyatt of Livingston and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Active pallbearers will be (Leg-gett Pirates' Basketball Team) Lance Smith, Joseph Criswell, Darreon Mallard, Fred Disadado, Jarvis Pittman, Colton Sanders, Arthur Bell, Jason Norsworthy, Basil Hammid, Velton Morgan and Ervin Hammid. Honorary pallbear-ers will be Anthony Foreman, Mel-vin Wyatt Jr., Kevin Wyatt, Leveil Foreman, Kenneth Botley Jr. and Brandon Pickens. Funeral arrangements are en-trusted to Charles Mortuary, Li-vingston.

BURCH
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Conny Ray Burch, 43, of Leggett will be held at 1 p.m. Sat-urday, June 9, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Willie Barnes officiating. Interment will follow in Carring-ton Cemetery in Seven Oaks. Active pallbearers will be Gregory Jessie, Chad Barlow, Clyde Jessie, Patrick Smith, Rodney Jefferson and Steve McQueen. Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin Taylor Sr., Calvin Taylor Sr., Ricky Dosia, Terry Burch and Alvin Taylor, II. On Dec. 20, 1968 a baby boy was born and his parents named him Conny Ray Burch. Conny Ray was the youngest of seven children born to Eva Burch-Sanders of Leg-gett and Willie Earl Burch of Seven Oaks. Conny Ray attended Leggett public schools and graduated from Leggett High School. He is joined in death by his sister, Anita Carol Burch Wyatt, and is preceded in death by father, Willie Earl Dosia; grandparents, Charlie and Margarine Burch and Willie and Earlene Dosia; uncles, Willie Burch (Boone), Adolphus Dosia, and John Edward Dosia; aunts, Ethel Lene Burch and Ruby Jean Burch and a very special friend and loved one, Tammy Parrish. He leaves to cherish his memo-ries his mother, Eva Burch-Sanders of Leggett; sons, Tyvon Burch and Javon Burch of Corrigan; daughter, Brenna Rachelle Gray; sister, Della (Marshall) Taylor-Colquitt; broth-ers, Alvin (Betina) Taylor of Leg-gett, Calvin (Karen) Taylor of Hou-ston, Terry Burch and Ricky (Gwen) Dosia of Houston; aunts, Doris (Daniel) Davis of Leggett, Rosie Burch of Leggett, Mary Burch of Houston, Alice Faye Ben-ton of Houston and Bobbie Eloise Dosia of Leggett; great-aunts, Jo-sephine DeWalt of Leggett and Vernice Mays of Leggett; uncle, Lonnie (Nell) Burch of Livingston; great-uncle, Milton (Roxie) Mays of Leggett; very special friend, De-metrius Wyatt Miller and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements are en-trusted to Charles Mortuary, Li-vingston.

WYATT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Anita Carol Burch Wyatt, 46, of Leggett will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Willie Barnes officiating. On Sept. 14, 1965 a baby girl was born and her parents named her Anita Carol Burch. Anita was the fifth of seven children born to Eva Burch-Sanders of Leggett. Anita attended Leggett public schools and graduated from Leggett High School. She attended First Community Baptist Church in Leggett. Anita married Melvin Wyatt on Dec. 31, 1989. To this union two boys were born, Deon DeWayne Wyatt and Deonta Lashard Wyatt. She is joined in death by son, Deonta Lashard Wyatt; brother, Conny Ray Burch, and is preceded in death by grandparents, Charlie and Margarine Burch; uncle, Willie Burch (Boone) and aunts, Ethel Lene Burch and Ruby Jean Burch. She leaves to cherish her memo-ries a loving and devoted husband, Melvin Wyatt of Leggett; son, Deon DeWayne Wyatt of Leggett; mother, Eva Burch-Sanders; fa-ther, Frank Pickens Sr. (Flora) of Leggett; sisters, Della Taylor Col-quitt (Marshall), Carla Cannon (Kenneth) of Houston, Sophia Hill (Stanley) of Livingston and Janice Sykes of Huntsville; brothers, Alvin (Betina) Taylor of Leggett, Calvin (Karen) Taylor of Houston, Terry Burch of Leggett, Ricky (Gwen) Dosia of Houston, Dexter Pickens of Leggett, Frank Pickens Jr. (Pam) of Miami, Fla. and Reginald Pickens of Leggett; aunts: Doris (Daniel) Davis of Leggett, Rosie Burch of Leggett, Mary Burch of Houston and Alice Faye Benton of Houston; great-aunts, Josephine DeWalt of Leggett and Vernice Mays of Leggett; uncle, Lonnie (Nell) Burch of Livingston; great-uncle, Milton (Roxie) Mays of Leggett and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Interment will follow in Carring-ton Cemetery in Seven Oaks. Active pallbearers will be Gregory Jessie, Chad Barlow, Clyde Jessie, Patrick Smith, Rodney Jefferson and Steve McQueen. Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin Taylor Sr., Calvin Taylor Sr., Ricky Dosia, Terry Burch and Alvin Taylor II. Funeral arrangements are en-trusted to Charles Mortuary, Li-vingston.

HUGHES-JONES
LIVINGSTON – Joyce Marie Hughes-Jones of Conroe died on May 31, 2012. A memorial service will be held at a later date. She was buried in Holly Grove Cemetery. She was born Feb. 13, 1966 in Livingston, the daughter of Wayne and Marylene Luther. Survivors include her husband, Ross Jones; children, George Wayne Hughes, Kasi Mapston and Keri Hughes; grandchildren, Alexis Hughes, Zachary Hughes, Keaton Mapston and Molly Mapston; brother, James Luther; sisters, Ja-nice Barrett and Joanie Luther Cris-tan; nephews, Adrian Barrett and Aaron Barrett and nieces, Kristina Barrett, Kelia Cristan, Kalin Cris-tan and Kylie Cristan. Family members say, “She fought long and hard until God called her home.”

SHARP
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Charles “Jack” Sharp, 77, of Onalaska were held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, in Rest Haven Cemetery in El Dorado, Ark. Jack was born on April 28, 1935, in Covington, La., the son of Alex Sharp and Mellinee Hunt Sharp. He died on June 4, 2012 in Livingston. Jack was a self-employed insurance agent and retired from AFLAC as a regional manager. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alex Sharp Jr. Jack is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sharp of Onalaska; three sons, three daughters-in-law and one daughter, Chuck and Medina Sharp of Lufkin, Gwen Sharp of Houston, Patrick and Ana Sharp of Willis and Scott and Jo Anna Martin of Haughton, La.; brother and sister-in-law, Latroy and Carolyn Sharp of Bush, La.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ron and Becky Hicks of Onalaska; mother-in-law, Emily Hicks of Onalaska; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

COX
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Donald Ray Cox, 80 of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Donald was born on July 31, 1931 in San Angelo, to George Milburn Cox and Frances Josephine Stuart Cox. He died on May 30, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kimberly McDowell; two brothers, Stuart Cox and James Cox and sister, Peggy Cox. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Cox of Livingston; son, Jerry and wife Tana Cox of Midland; daughter, Nancy and husband Dale Garner of Cuero; their mother, Katie Cox of Victoria; daughters, Zoe McDowell and Lisa Johnson, both of Livingston; son, Dustin McDowell of Canyon Lake; daughter and son-in-law, Britany and Wesley Puckett of Livingston and daughter, Abby Cox of Kingwood; grandchildren, Travis and Julie Dollins, Taylor Cox, Michael and Jodie Garner; great-grandchildren, Westin Puckett, Kaden Dollins, Kambryam Richter, Haley and Caleb Edwards; sister, Helen Driskill of Angleton andther and sister-in-law, Mike and Mary Cox of Morgan Hills, Calif. Don was born into the ranching lifestyle, loved the outdoors and was a great horseman; he had a way with horses only a few are blessed with. He was avid hunter and fishermen, sometimes using unconventional methods, if you knew him, you know what that means. The drought of the 50s forced Don out of ranching and into the oilfield around Midland and Odessa. He worked many years as a livestock order buyer mostly around West Texas and Oklahoma. In the early 70s, he was a salesman for a western tack company where his knowledge of ranching and his natural born ability as a salesman allowed him to set many company records. From the middle 70s to date he worked with several oil service companies and ventures of his own. While working for OTC Petroleum Don met and married Patricia Cramer in Bartlesville, Okla. They were married for 30 years and they made their home in Livingston in 1982. He formed Cox Oil Field Rental and Service Company in 1983 and operated the business until his retirement in 1993. He then formed Cox Land and Brush clearing in 2000 until health problems forced him into retirement once again in 2004. He remained active in business with Cox Equipment Sales and Service until his death. He was known as someone who loved kids and as someone whose door was always open to anyone in need. He had a unique sense of humor. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

REYES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Urias Reyes, 24, of Goodrich were be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Livingston. Conducting the services were the Rev. David Emmons, the Rev. Marcelo Machuca and the Rev. Billy Brown. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park in Livingston. Pallbearers were Rigoberto Reyes, Fabian Reyes, Ernesto Machuca, Pablo Reyes, Nestor Machuca, Samuel Reyes, Alejandro Machuca and Mixsael Cuervo. Honorary pallbearers were Genaro Angel, Angel Machuca Garcia, Juan Machuca, Jose Roman Solis, Josue Machuca, Isaias Machuca, Angel Machuca Reyes, Alonzo Valerio, Ramon Merino, Jose Merino, Juan Carlos Merino, Pablo Reyes, Jr., Paul Homes, Alex Valerio, Tito Samuel Reyes and Elias Reyes. Urias was born on Jan. 5, 1988 in Houston, the son of Pedro Reyes and Julita Ninfa Machuca Reyes. He died on May 29, 2012 due to vehicle accident in Polk County. Urias was a member of The Church at Goodrich in Goodrich. He played goalkeeper/center defense for El Tri Soccer Team “04” in Goodrich and played in the Church at Goodrich Band as a saxophone player. Urias was also an interpreter at his church. He worked as a teller for First National Bank in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his brother, Silviano Reyes. Urias is survived by his parents, Pedro and Julita Reyes of Goodrich; two brothers and sister-in-law, Rigoberto and Alma Elisa Reyes and Fabian Reyes, all of Goodrich; sister, Jecsiba Hilda Reyes of Goodrich; grandparents, Ernesto Reyes, Guadalupe Cuervo Reyes, Jeronimo Machuca and Maria Isabel Romero Machuca; niece and nephew, Jared Ismael Reyes and Joselyn Isabel Reyes; aunts and uncles, Matilde Reyes, Bernarda Reyes, Alberta Machuca, Jose Reyes, Pablo Adrian Reyes, Efigenia Merino, Eutiquia Reyes, Rosario Ramirez , Rocio Moreno, Jesus Machuca, Tomas Machuca, Consuelo Machuca, Monico Machuca, Hipolito Machuca, Marcelo Machuca, Magdaleno Machuca, Pablo Machuca, Isaac Machuca and Juan Machuca; numerous cousins and other family and numerous friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BARKER
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for J.R. “Red” Barker, 76, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier, the Rev. Don Willis, the Rev. Steve Woodie and the Rev. Paul Woodworth officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Andy Evans, Mike Dabney, Judson Pritchard, Barry Brown, Rob Beck and Rod Zeigler. Honorary pallbearers are members of the United Methodist Men’s Prayer Breakfast group, Bob Parker and Cloy Baxley. Mr. Barker was born on Jan. 5, 1936 in Jacksonville, Fla., to Moses Barker and Lucille Minshew Barker. He married Francie Dameron on Dec. 14, 1978 in Livingston. Red was a member of First United Methodist Church, original board member of Polk County Crime Stoppers and United Methodist Men’s Prayer Breakfast. He is preceded in death by his parents, Moses and Lucille Barker; daughter, Linda Alley; brother, Earl Dickey and sister, Yvonne Robertson. Red is survived by his wife, Francie Barker of Livingston; two sons, Irvin Barker of Livingston and Jim Barker of Point Blank; daughter, Teresa Pauley of Elna, Wash.; sister, Dolores Dickey of Bloomingdale, Ga.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MYERS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Shannon Kay Myers, 38, of Livingston were held Monday, May 28, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Duane Alcorn officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery. Shannon was born on July 11, 1973 in Houston and died on May 25, 2012 in Conroe. She was the daughter of Tom Myers Sr. and Janette Samford Myers. Shannon was a school teacher. She is preceded in death by her father, Tom Myers Sr. and grandparents, Fred and Gertrude Myers and Jim and Mary Samford. Shannon is survived by her mother, Jeanette Myers of Livingston; one sister, Nanette Myers of Livingston; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Tom Myers Jr. and Kimberly Myers of Livingston and Corby Myers of Robinson; three nieces, Katie Myers, Reagan Myers and Aeryn Myers and three nephews, Corbin Myers, Buzzy Myers and Carson Myers. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WALTERS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Clara Louise Walters, 84, of Livingston were held Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Tom Owens officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. She was born on July 18, 1927 in Goodrich, the daughter of Willie Crum and Vera (Craig) Crum, and died on May 26, 2012 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo Riley Walters and son, Howard Leo Walters. Ms. Walters is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Suzanne Walters of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Katy and Stewart Posuk, Kari Walters and Kacy Walters and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

REYES
LIVINGSTON -- Urias Reyes, 24, of Goodrich died on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Livingston. He was born on Jan. 5, 1988. 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.

WARE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Raymond Curtis Ware, 89, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor Howell Ferguson officiating. His grandson, Blake Ware, will also speak. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park in Livingston. Pallbearers are Curtis Branam, Chris Branam, Colby McCrory, Josh Ware, Jamie Ware, Jake Ware and Waylon Solise. Honorary pallbearers will be Kirk Ware, Ivan Ware, Jason McCrory, Neal Patterson and Jeremiah Ayers. Mr. Ware was born on May 6, 1923 in Oakdale, La., to James Douglas Ware and Nettie Willis Ware. He married Helen Ware on July 8, 1942, and they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on that date. Mr. Ware loved fishing and playing bingo. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Thelma Strother and brother Dennis Ware. He is survived by his wife, Helen Ware of Livingston; two daughters, LaVelda Branam of Livingston and Becky McCrory of Porter; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Earl and Susan Ware and Dennis Ware, all of Porter; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Chuck Hudson of Conroe; 18 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren and sister, Nelva Ferguson of Tomball. The family would like to request everyone to come back to Deborah and Chuck’s residence at 9462 Lake Conroe for fellowship after the services. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

 

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