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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
For the Week of March 27, 2007 - April 3, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Janet Gennel Smith
LIVINGSTON -- Janet Gennel Smith, born Oct. 29, 1930 to Floyd and Sadie Dement in Houston, died on March 9, 2007 in Livingston.
Mrs. Smith was a CPA for Tommy Vaughn Ford in Houston for 22 years. She was preceded in death by her son, Nathan Joseph Bing; former husband, Kenneth John Mihilis; her parents and one sister.
Survivors include her husband, Gene Smith; stepson, Larry Mihilis; stepdaughter, Barbara Goode and Mary Margaret Mihilis; stepsons, Barry Smith and Nathan Smith; stepdaughter, Kay Walther and sister, Dorothy Smith.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 12, in the Chapel of Heights Funeral Home in Houston, with Pastor Howard Daniel officiating. Interment followed in Woodlawn Garden of Memories, Houston.
Memorial donations may be made to the cancer society of your choice.

Doris Elizabeth Blackerby Walton
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Doris Elizabeth Blackerby Walton, 77, were held Monday, March 19, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Orbin officiating. Burial followed in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston.
Mrs. Walton died Thursday, March 15, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
She was born March 17, 1929 in Colita, the daughter of Clyde and Dessie Glass Blackerby.
Survivors include her husband, Floyd E. Walton of San Augustine; sons, Edward E. Hilton of Conroe, Jackie R. Hilton of San Augustine, Donald M. Hilton of San Augustine, David W. Hilton of San Augustine, Gene M. Hilton of Japan and David L. Walton of Palmdale, Calif; daughters, Patricia G. Hernandez of Beaumont, Kelly R. Walker of San Antonio and Shannon N. Walton of Austin; sisters, Cynthia A. Kriegar of Livingston and Eddie R. Goertz of Livingston; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jamey Hilton, Michael Hilton, Mark Hilton, Matthew Hilton, Samuel Goertz, Gregory Goertz, Ronald Goertz and Richard Westbrook. Honorary pallbearers were Bud Lout, Ken Albright, Walter Deptula and Robbie Black.

Edward Allen Chow
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Edward Allen Chow, 70, were held Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating.
Mr. Chow died Wednesday, March 14, in Memorial Hermann Southwest in Houston.
He was born March 23, 1936 in Kenner, Ky., the son of Martin and Dessie Estes Chow, both of whom preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Chow of Livingston; stepsons, Griff Ellisor of Livingston and Daniel Ellisor of Livingston; stepdaughter, Shawna Parmao of The Woodlands; grandsons, Jon Parmao, Christopher Parmao and Parker Ellisor; granddaughters, Kalena Parmao, Taylor Ellisor, Kenzie Parmao and Lauren Ellisor; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Melven Long of Farmer’s Branch; nephew, Wesley Long of Farmer’s Branch; niece, Sherry Long of Farmer’s Branch and numerous other family members and friends.

Richard Allen Skord Jr.
LIVINGSTON – Richard Allen Skord Jr., 56, of Livingston died on Friday, March 9, 2007, at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Roy Jungi Inase
LIVINGSTON – Roy Jungi Inase, 75, of Livingston died on Monday, March 12, 2007.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date in Hawaii.
Pace Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Rubye Terry Chandler
LIVINGSTON – Rubye Terry Chandler, 91, of Livingston died on Wednesday, March 14, 2007.
Services were held Monday, March 19, in Lampasas at the Briggs Gamel Wilcox Funeral Home.
Mrs. Chandler was a member of Blanchard Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Willie Mae Farmer and her son, Charles Terry.
She is survived by her sons, Jerry Gale Terry of Lampassas and Josh Terry and wife Sandra of Lancaster; sisters, Gladys Cottingham of League City, Shirley Haley and husband Joe Haley of Livingston and Patsy Miller and husband Robert “Bud” Miller of Livingston; brother, Archie Farmer and wife Alice of Hot Springs, Ark.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven nieces; four nephews and many cousins and friends.

Henry Flenoury
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Henry Flenoury, 74, of Livingston were held Monday, March 19, 2007, at the First Assembly of God, with Pastor Chris Borden officiating. Interment followed in Greenfield Cemetery.
Mr. Flenoury died March 14 in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
He was born April 28, 1932 in Springhill, La., the son of Dan Flenoury Sr. and Ruthie Lee Dunn.
Survivors include his children, Nazerine (Earnest) Jackson of Livingston, Bobby (Roberta) Jackson of Houston, Tommy Ray Jackson, Arnetta (Minister Edward) Jackson, Archie (Effie) Jackson and Otis Jackson, all of Livingston, Billy (Kim) Jackson of Kirbyville, Darrell Harrell of Lufkin, Timothy Prescott of Livingston and Kathy Wyatt of Livingston; special nephew, B.C. (Jennifer) Harrell Jr. of Livingston; sisters, Louise (John) Barrow of Cullen, La. and Ruthie Mae Robinson of Cullen, La.; brothers, Dan (Evangelist Ruth) Flenoury Jr. and Shelly Flenoury, all of Livingston and Freddie (Thelma) Flenoury of Pine Bluff, Ark.; aunt, Dessie Flenoury of Cullen, La. and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were B.C. Harrell Jr., Dan Flenoury III, Eric Jackson, Earnest Jackson Jr., Richard Flenoury and Mark Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were Dan Flenoury Jr., Shelly Flenoury, Freddie Flenoury, Tommy Jackson, Earnest Jackson Sr., Rev. Edward Jackson, Archie Jackson, Otis Jackson, Billy Jackson, Darrell Harrell and B.C. Harrell Sr.
Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lewis F. Turner
GOODRICH – Lewis F. Turner, 64, of Goodrich died on March 16, 2007 in Tyler.
A private family service will be held, with Hilliard Funeral Home in Van in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Turner was born on July 30, 1942 in Livingston to Ola Mae Turner and the late Andy F. Turner and attended school in Goodrich. He was self-employed with Turner Disposal Co. and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his mother, Ola Mae Turner; brothers, Joe W. Turner and Jimmy R. Turner and sons, Andrew Turner and Jason Turner.
Memorials may be made to hospice care.

Florence “Suga” Harrell
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Florence “Suga” Harrell, 68, of Houston, formerly of Blanchard, were held Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Scott Harrell officiating. Burial followed in Grace Hill Cemetery in Blanchard.
Mrs. Harrell died March 14 in Spring Branch Medical Center.
She was born July 13, 1938 in Blanchard, the daughter of the late Scott and Susan Johnson. She attended Jack Camp Elementary School, Onalaska Elementary School and graduated from Dunbar High School. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include her children, Alfreda (Sam), Dezell Jr. (Beverly) and Tracie (Troy), all of Houston and Norris (Jessica) of Livingston; 11 grandchildren, Shaundrapia, Florenique, Tralia, Justin, River Phoenix, Beatrice, Jalissa, Berkeria, Norjeria, Jaylen and Ja Noria; sisters and brothers, Flora (Frank) Pickens of Seven Oaks, Ora Johnson of Blanchard, Bobbie (Eugene) Scales of Compton, Calif., Helen (Will) Hill of Blanchard, James (Angel) Johnson of Livingston, Lois (Edward) Rudolph of Battle Creek, Mich., Robert (Gracie) Johnson of Livingstron, Roxanna (Bobby) Harrell of Livingston, Larry Johnson of Livingston, Debra Johnson of Blanchard, Douglas Johnson of Battle Creek, Mich., and Jackie (Floyd) Randolph, Pamela (Willie) Robinson and and Rev. Keith (Clara) Johnson, all of Livingston; special aunt, Jeanette Phelgm of Houston; special uncle, John Johnson (Mattie) of Houston; sisters-in-law, Cleo Perry of Houston and Maggie Conley of Blanchard and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Johnson, Willie Johnson, Michael McDuffie, Dexter Pickens, Jason Johnson, Gary Branch, Ernie Butz, Reginald Johnson and Greg Johnson, Honorary pallbearers were Dezell Harrell Jr., Norris Harrell, James Johnson, Robert Johnson, Larry Johnson, Doug Johnson, Keith Johnson and Samuel Hearne.
Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alfred Carol Donner
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Alfred Carol Donner, 85, were held Monday, March 19, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Hood officiating.
Mr. Donner died Wednesday, March 14, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
He was born March 10, 1922 in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Robert and Eva McMurtrey Donner, both of whom preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Erna “Candy” Donner of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Laurence M. and Teresa Donner of San Antonio; son, Alfred G. Donner of Omaha, Neb. and grandchildren, Bradley Donner, Meghan Donner and Robert Donner.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Soda Baptist Church Building Fund.

Terry William Johnston
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Terry William Johnston, 13, were held Sunday, March 18, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Mitchell Murphy and the Rev. Wiley Dorman officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno.
Terry died Thursday, March 15, in Segno.
He was born Aug. 30, 1993 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Survivors include his father, and wife, Bill and Brenda Johnston of Onalaska; grandparents, Curtis and Virginia Dorman of Segno and Terry and Kay Johnston of Birmingham, Ala.; great-aunt and husband, Pat and Billy Cook of Nashville, Tenn.; uncle and aunt, Steve and Laura Johnston of Birmingham, Ala.; aunt, Buffy Rowlan of Huffman and a host of other relatives and friends
Pallbearers were Bill Johnston, Terry Johnston, Steve Johnston, Curtis Dorman, Jay Burks and Colabe Isaacs.

Richard Wesley Green
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Richard Wesley Green were held 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, Dorothy Johnson of Livingston, 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.

Ralph E. Bell
ONALASKA – Funeral services for Ralph E. Bell, 84, were held Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Jim Sherill officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
Mr. Bell died Friday, March 16, at his residence in Leona.
He was born Dec. 25, 1922 in Alba, the son of H.S. and Gladys Goldner Bell. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Norma Fredrick; brothers, Roger Bell and Ray Bell and nephew, Ronnie Bell.
Survivors include his sister, Irene Martin of Leona; nieces, Terri Lynn Langley, Danna Marlene Ditrich, Patricia Ann Traywick, Sherrie Aldean Culwell and Joni Bell and nephews, Kenneth Odell Martin, Thomas Eugene Gray, Dennis Gray, Frankie Bell and David Bell.

Belvia Ireane Anderson

LIVINGSTON – Belvia Ireane Anderson, 90, died Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood.
She was born Feb. 10, 1917 in Lacona, Iowa, the daughter of Billy and Emma Weatherly Garver.
Survivors include her husband, Russell Anderson of Livingston; daughter, Patricia Silvers of Seattle, Wash. and grandsons, Paul Silvers of Hawaii and Jeremy Silvers of San Diego, Calif..
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Leroy Wilton Hilbun
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Leroy Wilton Hilbun, 80, were held Sunday, March 18, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. C.T. Jones and the Rev. Winky Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Jennings, La.
Mr. Hilbun died Thursday, March 15, at his residence in Rye.
He was born Feb. 22, 1927 in Kentwood, La., the son of Arthur and Leota Burch Hilbun, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a member of the American Legion and served as post commander in Jennings, La. Mr. Hilbun served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 during World War II, serving in the South Pacific, Guam and Guadalcanal.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Hilbun of Rye; daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Donald Tucker of Westlake, La., Delores Hilbun of Blaine, Ky., Susan and Duanne Hodges of Ragley, La. and Connie and John Gordon of Kinder, La.; sons and daughter-in-law, Dan and Rita Hilbun of Budapest, Hungary and Jerry Hilbun of Houston; brother, Efford Hilbun of Tomball; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; stepson, David Anglin of Rye; stepdaughter, Linda Abshier of Magnolia; stepson and daughter-in-law, Larry and Karen Anglin of Rye; six step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

John Leland Gates
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for John Leland Gates, 50, were held Sunday, March 18, 2007, in Camp Ruby Cemetery, with the Rev. Michael Gates officiating.
Mr. Gates died Friday, March 16, 2007, at his residence in Livingston.
He was born Sept. 6, 1956 in Dallas, the son of Lloyd and Elma Hartless Gates Foote.
Survivors include his mother, Elma Foote of Livingston; brothers, William Edward Gates of Lufkin, Ricky Ray Gates of Dallas, Martin Lee Gates of Livingston, Michael Gates of Livingston, Jerry Neal Gates of Livingston, Melvin Troy Gates of Livingston, Davis Foote of Livingston, Lloyd E. Gates of Conroe and Ricky L. Putman of Conroe; sisters, Donna Rable of Spring, Beverly Martin of Willis and Mary Alice Simons of Livingston; son, Michael Dean Gates of Dallas; daughter, Jennifer Lee Gates of Dallas and grandchildren, Christan Hernandez, Kaleb Andrew Gates and Chance Gates.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Claude Wesley Carroll
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Claude Wesley Carroll, 84, were held Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Sister Betty Hendrix and Bro. Joe Sanders officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno.
Mr. Carroll died Sunday, March 18, at his residence in Livingston.
He was born Sept. 9, 1922 in Polk County, the son of Charlie and Nancy Collins Carroll. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lavill Carroll, Harris Carroll, Carl Carroll and Lamar “Bud” Carroll and sister, Louise Broussard. Mr. Carroll served in the U.S. Army, having attained the rank of private.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Bernice Carroll of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Bo Siau of Newton; son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Katie Carroll of Call; daughter, Claudie Sue Carroll of Livingston; granddaughters and husbands, Melanye and Ricky Griffin of Wylie and Jessica and Oran Morrison of Cleveland; grandsons and wives, Cory and Angela Siau of Kirbyville and Bryan and Julie Siau of Newton; great-grandsons, Storm Griffin, Antonio Griffin and Blade Siau; great-granddaughters, Keeley Siau, Bailey Morrison and Hannah Watkins; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Boyd Ladd of Lumberton and Lucille and Lester Mills of Jasper and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Steve Carroll, Bryan Siau, Cory Siau, Oran Morrison, Joe Jones, Stevey Carroll, Mitchell Holmes, Jerry Bowen and Clifford Carroll.

Alton Lee George
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Alton Lee George, 57, of the Jacks Station community, were held Saturday, March 24, 2007, in Evans Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bruce Hood officiating. Interment followed in Sumpter Cemetery in Woodlake.
Mr. George was born July 19, 1949 in Livingston and died Saturday evening, March 17, at his residence.
He was a member of Evans Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Doris Ash George.
Survivors include his sisters and brother-in-law, Betty and John Hood of Camden and Sarah George of Leggett and a host of other relatives and friends.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Charles Finch
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Donald Charles Finch, 68, were held Sunday, March 25, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating.
Mr. Finch died Sunday, March 18, at his residence in Livingston.
He was born May 20, 1938 in Kirkland, N.Y., the son of Kenneth and Dela Buck Finch. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara and his parents. Mr. Finch served in the U.S. Army.

William Howard Hall
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for William Howard Hall, 80, were held Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating.
Mr. Hall died Monday, March 19, in Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.
He was born Nov. 1, 1926 in Claremore, Okla., the son of Leo and Ethel Boone Hall. Mr. Hall graduated from Cedar Bayou High School in Baytown and then graduated from UT Dental School in 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Sylvester Hall.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Emogene Hall of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Blake and Kate Hall of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Allison and Richard Garza of Dallas; grandchildren, Tanner Garza and Madison Garza and sisters, Mary Long of Lufkin and Betty King of Houston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Delbert “Bart” Morton
ONALASKA – Delbert Bartley “Bart” Morton, 60, of Morrow, Ohio died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at his residence, with his sister Brenda and his best friend, Diane Burns by his side.
He was born Jan. 12, 1947 in Beckley, W. Va., the son of Lola Turner Morton and John Delbert Morton. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1993 and brother, David, in November of 2005.
Survivors include his father, John Delbert Morton of Onalaska; two brothers, John Morton and Wendell (Rebecca) Morton, all of Morrow, Ohio; nine sisters, Mary Anne (Sidney) McDaniels of Onalaska, Cathy (David) Gregson and Louise (Cliff) Foster of Pasadena, Debbie (Sidney) Moffitt, Flora (Martin) Woods and Nicole Morton, all of Livingston, Patty (Dean) Scarsborough of Howe, Okla., Vickie (Nelson) Stover of League City and Brenda (Larry) Cain of Morrow, Ohio and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Although he never walked, talked or could do much for himself, he was known as someone who accepted his life the way it was and never complained. Ever since he was a little boy, he never went to bed at night without getting on his knees and saying a prayer. He was saved and baptized at South Lebanon Baptist Church. He moved from Onalaska to Morrow, Ohio, where his sister Brenda Cain helped him. Instead of doing everything for him, she rented him a home of his own and taught him how to be independent, with a caregiver during the day but spending nights alone. He went shopping in his wheelchair, folded towels, put clothes in the washer and vacuumed while sitting in his wheelchair.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20, at Stine Kilburn Funeral Home in Lebanon, Ohio, with the Rev. Tom Chattin officiating. His body will be taken to Onalaska, where visitation will was held Saturday, March 24, at the Cochran Funeral Home Onalaska Chapel. A funeral service followed, with the Rev. Frank Hood officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska.
Pallbearers were Johnny Morton, Mike Gregson, Nelson Stover, Clifton Stover, Clifford Foster, Martin Woods, Marc Venissat and Bobby Kelly. Honorary pallbearers were Wendell Morton, Dean Scarbrough, Sidney McDaniels, Larry Cain and Travis Woods.
Condolences may be sent to the family by signing the guestbook at www.stinekilburnfuneralhome.com.


 

 





 



 

 

 

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