Thurman Anthony Battise
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Thurman Anthony “T-Bird” Battise, 63, were held Tuesday, March 6, 2007, in the Alabama-Coushatta Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bill Heck officiating. Burial followed in the Reservation Cemetery. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
Mr. Battise died Saturday, March 3, in Tyler County Hospital in Woodville.
He was born April 29, 1943 in Polk County, the son of Ashley and Bessie Alec Battise. Mr. Battise was a graduate of Livingston High School and also attended Jacksonville Junior College. He loved playing softball and basketball, as well as reading and travel.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ashley Battise; mother, Bessie Battise; sister, Rose Marie Battise; brother, Judson Battise and nephews, Randall Battise, Tracy Battise and Galen Sylestine.
Survivors include his sisters, Lillian Battise of the Indian Reservation and Marjorie Sylestine of Houston; aunt, Weaver Battise of the Indian Reservation; nieces, Phyllis Richard of Newport News, Va., Janice Battise, Karen Williams, Kerri Williams and Stacie Sylestine, all of the Indian Reservation and Bethel Sylestine of Kinder, La.; and nephews, Lonnie Battise of Houston, Bradley Battise of the Indian Reservation and Len Sylestine of Houston.
Pallbearers were Len Sylestine, Bradley Battise, Lonnie Battise, Obrey Alec, Nathan Williams and John Alexander. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Battise and Joe John.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Jerry Townsend, 55, were held Friday, March 9, 2007, in Peebles Cemetery, with Bro. Barry Jeffries officiating.
Mr. Townsend died Saturday, March 3, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
He was born Dec. 3, 1951 in Houston, the son of David and Margaret Miller Townsend Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy and his father.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret Hinson of Rye; daughters, Terri Brock of Houston, Bonnie Holtzclaw of Dayton and Marjorie Bolt of Romayor; sisters, June Walston of Houston and Trudy Hamilton of Webster and brother, David Townsend of Washington, D.C.
Pallbearers were Steve Roach, Lee Sowell, Michael Clark, Larry Reeves, Fernando Hernandez, Steve Olson and Paul Roach.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Jewell Kimbley
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Kenneth Jewell Kimbley were held Monday, March 12, 2007, at Glen Haven Memorial Chapel in Dayton, Ohio. Visitation was held Thursday, March 8, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston.
He died March 7 in Lufkin Memorial Medical Center.
He was born May 25, 1928 in Equality, Ky. Mr. Kimbley loved to garden and tinker with his tractors, but his greatest love was for his grandchildren, who were the light of his life. He was known to be a wonderful “PawPaw” to them.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles and Nola McConnell Kimbley; his brothers, Charles and Boss Kimbley and sister, Thelma Harper.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Hazel Ball Kimbley; sons, Timothy and wife Jane of Ohio and Tommy and wife Jeannie of Onalaska; daughter, Cynthia Clayton and husband Terry of Livingston and grandchildren, Janet Funderburg of Ohio, Kenneth W. Kimbley of Kentucky and Lucy A. Kimbley of Livingston.
Interment was in Glen Haven Memorial Garden Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.
Charles Gary Allen
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Charles Gary Allen, 55, were held Friday, March 9, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. John Woods officiating. Burial followed in Carmona Cemetery in Carmona.
Mr. Allen died Sunday, March 4, in Houston.
He was born April 20, 1951 in Shreveport, La., the son of Charles Ray Allen and Francis Lockhart Allen. He served in the Marines during the Vietnam conflict. He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Allen of Livingston; son, Brandon Allen of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Ben Hancey of Dayton, Ohio; mother, Francis Lowe of Livingston; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Erma Allen of Livingston and Lonnie and Sheila Lowe of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Danny Knighton of Livingston; sons and daughters-in-law, Clint and Laura Nickels of Houston and Brian and Hollie Nickels of Fremont, Neb. and grandchildren, Christian J. Allen, Ethan Hancey, Jazzmin Nickels, Jonathan Nickels, Alysa Nickels, Riley Nickels, Clara Hancey, Dillion Marchand and Xander Marchand.
Rosie Lee Parker
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Rosie Lee Parker, 83, of Marston were held Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Faith Temple Evangelistic Center, with the Rev. Charles White officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan.
Mrs. Parker died March 7 in Marston.
She was born Sept. 20, 1923 in Corrigan, the daughter of the late Leroy and Ginnie V. Johnson Walker. She attended W.W. Johnson School and was a Baptist.
Survivors include three sons, L.J. Mitchell Jr. (Barbara), C.L. Mitchell Sr. (Darlene) and Marcus Parker Jr. (Velda); sister, Erma Jean Sells; 25 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Williams Jr., Derrick Gray, C.L. Mitchell Jr., DeVante Ryans, Daniel Williams, Desmond Parker, Jonathon Barlow and David Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers were L.J. Mitchell Jr., C.L. Mitchell Sr. and Marcus Parker Jr.
Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Julius Lemar Whisenant
CLEVELAND – Julius Lemar Whisenant, 90, died on Sunday, March 4, 2006 at his residence in Cleveland.
He was born July 19, 1916 in Morris Ferry, Ark. to the late Jesse Lafayette and the late Lucille Marie Fawcett. “Lemar” was known as a first-class welder, heavy machine operator and excellent farmer. He was known to enjoy fishing and working in his vegetable garden. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jessie Simmons.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannette Whisenant; son, Jesse Lee Whisenant and wife Shirley; four daughters, Joyce Jean Kuhlmann and husband James, Carol Ann Borden and husband John, Martha Marie Scott and husband Ron and Nina Fay Kennedy and husband Fred; siblings, Dan Sawkicki, Fay Traylor, John Henderson, Luceilla Thomas and Mable Gray and Vicky Moak; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Services were held Wednesday, March 7, in the Neal Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland, with Bro. Harvey Abke officiating. Interment followed in Cleveland Memorial Cemetery.
Arley Montier Amerson
LIVINGSTON – Arley Montier Amerson, 81, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, in Houston.
He was born Feb. 22, 1926 in Pascagoula, Miss., the son of Clifford and Mary Taylor Amerson, both of whom preceded him in death.
Mr. Amerson served in the Army during World War II.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gordon Obra Hooks
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Gordon Orbra Hooks, 78, were held Saturday, March 10, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Irvin Mott officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Hooks died Monday, March 5, in Timberwood Nursing Home in Livingston.
He was born Aug. 2, 1928 in Cleveland, the son of James and Arietta Muckleroy Hooks. He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Hooks, and his parents.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Bo McMillan of Livingston; daughter, Joanna Hooks of Livingston; grandson, Russel McMillian of Livingston; sister, Wilma Jean Lindsey of Thicket and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gloria Eloise Childree
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Gloria Eloise Childree, 74, were held Monday, March 12, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Goodrich, with Bro. Ernest Massingill officiating. Burial followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Childree died Friday, March 9, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
She was born June 13, 1932 in Montgomery, La., the daughter of John and Gladys McDaniel Lewis. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; sons, Gary Wayne Childree and Terry Glen Childree; brother, Aaron Francis Lewis and sister, Ruth Marie Lewis Rachal.
Survivors include her son, John Aron Childree of Goodrich; grandson, John Daniel Childree of Splendora; granddaughter, Sopia Rae Childree Mazell; great-grandchildren, Holly, Brandon and Victoria Childree of Splendora and Faith and Pierceton Mazell; brother, Arlis Lamar Lewis of Gatesville; sisters, Mary Edith Lewis Wallace of Bossier City, La. and Judie Mae Lewis Williams of Montgomery, La. and host of nieces, nephews and cousins; best friends, Margie Baker Cross of Trinity and Loraine Lang of Goodrich and devoted friends, Donna Chaudoin and Sue Blanchard.
Pallbearers were George Moody, John Daniel Childree, Jeffry Williams, Sue Blanchard, Donna Chaudoin and Chuck Rachal. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Wayne Rachal, Aaron Zane Lewis, Cody Rachal, Charles Rachal and Brandon Sturm.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Aubrey Vernon Brewer
LIVINGSTON – Aubrey Vernon Brewer, 83, died Thursday, March 8, 2007, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
He was born Sept. 26, 1923 in Gillham, Ark., the son of John and Florence May Moore Brewer. He served in the Navy during World War II, having attained the rank of S2C. He enlisted on Sept. 19, 1945 and was discharged on Aug. 1, 1946.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Paul G. Brewer and Billy Brewer and numerous brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise Brewer of Livingston; daughters, Laverta Harris, Juanita Newman and Ladona Milem, all of California; son, Bobbie Fuller of Alvin; stepdaughters, Christie Gilmore of Livingston and Sherrie Roesch of Brenham; stepson, Mike Starr of Livingston and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bruce D. Stewart
DeQUINCY , LA. – Funeral services for Bruce D. Stewart, 62, of Livingston were held Monday, March 12, 2007, in the First Pentecostal Church of Starks, La., with the Rev. Greg Frazier officiating. Burial followed in the VFW Cemetery in Starks, La.
Mr. Stewart died March 9 in Orange.
He was preceded in death by his son, Bruce Mason Stewart; brother, Johnny Gerald Stewart and parents, Bennie Stewart and Minnie Ashworth.
Survivors include his daughter, Sondra Long and husband Wayne of Vidor; brothers, Bennie Stewart of Livingston and Jimmy Wayne Stewart of Starks, La.; sisters, Grace Doyle of Starks, Rosalie Perkins of Starks, Mary Lou Killian of Orange, Eldria Jane Hunt of Starks and Linda Vest, Debbie Sanchez, Nellie Palmer, Carolyn Taylor and Shirley Warner, all of Livingston.
Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeQuincy, La. was in charge of arrangements.
Shannon Kelly Graves
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Shannon Kelly Graves, 38, were held Saturday, March 10, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ken Worley officiating. Burial followed in Romayor Cemetery in Romayor.
Mr. Graves died Tuesday, March 6, in Rye.
He was born Nov. 1, 1968 in Houston, the son of William and Patricia Harris Graves. He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Harris and Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Graves and his sister, Sharon Loreé Graves.
Survivors include his wife, Monica Graves of Romayor; daughters, Shannon Nicole Graves and Laura Reneé Graves, both of Romayor; mother, Patricia Graves of Houston; sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn and James Redfearn of Mt. Pleasant; brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Cyndie Graves of Baytown; brother, Michael Lloyd Graves of Houston; mother-in-law, Barbara Roach of Ace; nephews, Jeromy Scott Graves of Baytown, James Brandon Redfearn of Mt. Pleasant, Heith Graves of Ashdown, Ark., Michael Shawn Saranthus of Mobile, Ala. and Joseph J. Roach of Rye; nieces, Jaime Nicole Redfearn of Mt. Pleasant, Heather Michelle Young of Ashdown, Ark., Candice Maria Bowen of Vero Beach, Fla. and Amanda Ray Roach of Marion, Ill. and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were James Redfearn, Brandon Redfearn, Jeromy Graves, Lee Holder, David Holder, Paul Roach, Joey Roach and Mike Bowers.
Edward “Jimmy” Crow
ONALASKA – Funeral services for Edward “Jimmy” Crow, 65, were held Monday, March 12, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Bro. Steve Waldrep officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
Mr. Crow died Thursday, March 8, in Memorial Hermann Southwest in Houston.
He was born Aug. 3, 1941 in Houston, the son of Edward Earl Crow Sr. and Mary Keith Crow, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Crow was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Jo Ann Crow of Livingston; daughter, Jeannine Lynn Berry of Bastrop; son, Jason John Crow of Rosharon; granddaughters, Amber Leeann Crow and Jessica Jenee Jordan Crow and Rebecca Leigh Berry and Rachael Michelle Berry; brother, Leroy Fischer of Tomball; niece, Cynthia Garcia and nephews, Michael Ray Fischer, Richard Lee Fischer, Dock Jon-David Latiolais and Gevan Michael Latiolais.
Pallbearers were Dave Dorner, Greg Fleck, Luciano Mendez, Jason Page, Doug Welch and Walter Ray Cudd.
Lloyd Elbert “Tuffy” Hill
LIVINGSTON – Lloyd Elbert “Tuffy” Hill died March 9, 2007 at his residence.
He was born Nov. 28, 1914 in Woden, Nacogdoches County. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Ersel Jarrett Hill. He was the son of Robert L. Hill and Ella Barbara Coats Hill.
Mr. Hill was a retired sawmill sawyer. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening and playing dominos with his friends at the Senior Citizens’ Nutrition Center.
He is survived by three children, Lloyd Hill Jr. and wife Nancy of Springerville, Ariz., Bettye Knox of San Antonio and Royce Hill and wife Effie of Woodville; sister, Maurine Inman and husband Wilton of Jasper; brother, Maurice Hill and wife Mildred of Lufkin; seven grandchildren, Leslie Knox, Keith Knox, Stephanie Huber, Stephen Hill, Carey Unruh, Jonathan Hill and Jeremiah Hill and seven great-grandchildren, Meredith Ludlam, Natalie Ludlam, Ryan Knox, Sophie Knox, Jarrett Huber, Emily Huber and Sophia Unruh.
Mr. Hill was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were Keith Knox, Stephen Hill, Jonathan Hill, Jeremiah Hill, Bruce Horton and Hunt Huber.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 13, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Glenn Price officiating. A graveside service followed in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett.
Stephen Ray Henry
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Stephen Ray Henry, 39, were held Sunday, March 11, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Steve Waldrep officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
He was born Dec. 15, 1967 in Hidalgo County, the son of Louis and Marilyn Stewart Henry, and died Wednesday, March 7, in Livingston. He had served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his mother; brother, David Henry; grandparents, Louis and Flora Henry and cousin, Lance Netz.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Louis Charles Henry and Rachael Henry of Edinburg; wife, Christie Marie Henry of Livingston; son, Cody Charles Henry of Livingston; daughters, Angelena Marie Henry and Shawnee Lee Henry, both of Livingston; sister, Charlene Bahr and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers were Kennery Hayes, Eric Henry, Robert Henry, James Lee Henry II, Jerry Lockwood, Glen “Booger” Starnes, Billy Henry, James Henry, Cody Charles Henry and James P. Phillips.
Marvel and Maylon Fabriguze
LIVINGSTON – Marvel Jewel Jones Fabriguze died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 83 years of age. Maylon G. “Fab” Fabriguze joined his wife on Friday, March 9, at 85 years of age having succumbed to renal failure. Maylon and Marvel enjoyed 66 years of marriage together. They were honored Sunday, March 11, with a combined memorial service at Cochran Funeral Home. They were laid to rest in Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington.
Coach “Fab” was blessed with a successful coaching and teaching career as he served at Warren High School for 11 years, West Hardin High School for six years and Corrigan-Camden High School for 10 years. During that time, Coach “Fab” was known as an outstanding coach and teacher who had the ability to love and encourage all the students with whom he worked.
Marvel was a bookkeeper most of her working life. Much of her career she worked with Allison Pole Co. of Woodville and later of Warren. She was known as a diligent and competent worker until Alzheimer’s disease forced her retirement about 14 years ago. Both Marvel and Maylon will be remembered for the magnificent way they impacted the lives of the people around them.
They are survived by two children, Irene Fabriguze and husband Mo of Pueblo, Colo. and Bill Fabriguze and wife Janey of Hardin; three grandchildren, Mindy Fabriguze Ekeroth and husband Jason of Ft. Worth, Cindy Garcia Turner and husband Chad of Spring and Jana Fabriguze Beard and husband Micah of The Woodlands and seven great-grandchildren, Garrett, Emily and Jacob Ekeroth, Adam and Alex Turner and Grace and Benjamin Beard. Mrs. Fabriguze was also survived by one sister, Callie Mae Jones Farris King of Huntsville.
Inez Francis Phillips
WOODVILLE – Inez Francis Bishop Phillips, 88, of Warren died on March 10, 2007.
She was born March 10, 1919 in Morgantown, W. Va. to the late Martin and Ellen Nora Dowlen Scott and had lived in Warren for the past 18 years. She was a retired registered nurse and was known as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.T. Phillips; daughters, Suzanne Bishop and Diane Van Horn; sisters, Mable O’Keson and Margaret Mary and brothers, Joe, Jimmy, Glenn, Pat, Paul and George Scott.
Survivors include her daughters, Judy Haygood and husband Clifford of Warren and Debbie Lowers of Livingston; grandchildren, Paul Keith Bailey, Donna Kendrick, Tony Harris, Jennifer Anderson, Ricky Bailey, Cliff Haygood, Christi Allen, Terrell Haygood and Derrell Haygood; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A graveside service was held Monday, March 12, at Allison Cemetery in Warren, with Bro. Kenneth Cauthen officiating.
A guestbook may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com. Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County was in charge of arrangements.
William Clement Wethington
ONALASKA – Funeral services for William Clement Wethington, 85, were held Wednesday, March 14, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Dale Snell officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
Mr. Wethington died Sunday, March 11, in Towncreek Retirement Center in Huntsville.
He was born May 4, 1921 in Winnepeg, Canada. He served in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Janet Wethington of Huntsville.
Annie Lenora Watts
LIVINGSTON – Annie Lenora Watts, 98, of Livingston died Monday, March 12, 2007.
Services were held Wednesday, March 14, in the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rusty Shuler and the Rev. Frank Hood officiating. Interment followed in Bold Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Watts was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher for 29 years and past president, secretary and treasurer for the WMA. She was known as someone who loved taking care of her family, her garden and her farm.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Hamilton and Stella Mae Monroe; her husband, Gleason Watts and one son, Albert L. Watts.
She is survived by her son, Thomas H. Watts and wife Kathy; daughter, Joyce Agan; sister, Oletta Emmons; sisters-in-law, Love Monroe and Edith Watts; grandchildren, Danny Malone, James and Marsha Stutts, Marcos and Kathy Rodriguez, Roger Malone, Daniel and Lynne Hutchinson, Jim and Barbara Miller, Ronnie and Lydia Watts, Tracy Sory, Tommy L. Watts, Susan Watts, Donna Shue, Norman and Annette Conner, James Moore, Rhonda Manard and Martha Ashworth; 31 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Her grandsons and great-grandsons served as pallbearers and members of the Naomi Sunday School Class were honorary pallbearers.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Richard Wesley Green
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Richard Wesley Green 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Barry Duke officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery.
Mr. Green died Tuesday, March 13, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
He was born May 8, 1944 in Honey Island, the son of John and Fannie Freeman Green. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Rose Mary Fuller and granddaughter, Linzy Green.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Amie Green of Livingston; daughter, Christina Horton of Livingston; son, Richard Green Jr. of Orange; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Ricky La Feur of Orange; grandsons, Joshua Green, Jonathon Green and Charles Horton III, all of Livingston and Richard Green III, Joseph La Feur and James La Feur, all of Orange; granddaughters, Cierra Horton and Cerrenity Horton, both of Livingston and Alicia Green, Dallas La Feur, Sarah La Feur and Madison La Feur, all of Orange; sisters, Ruby Ardoin of Madisonville and Darlene Hock of Livingston and brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Melinda Nicklas of Livingston and Larry and Lucy Green of Leggett.
Pallbearers were Casey Green, Randy Barnes, Terry Clayton, Ryan Tolar, Don Robison and Rance Cole. Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons.
Cristina Marisol Jimenez
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Cristina Marisol Jimenez, 18, of Corrigan were held Friday, March 16, 2007, in St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church, with Father Clifton Labbe, S.V.D. officiating. Interment followed in Union Spring Cemetery in Corrigan.
Miss Jimenez was born March 31, 1988 in Houston and died Monday afternoon, March 12, in a Houston hospital.
She was a student at Corrigan-Camden High School and was a member of St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dora Gonzalez.
Survivors include her father, Luciono Jimenez of Corrigan; son, Christian Jose Jimenez of Corrigan; grandparents, Angel and Juanita Gonzalez of Corrigan; sisters, Sally and Jessica Padilla, both of Corrigan and numerous other relatives and friends.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.