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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
For the Week of March 23, 2008 - March 30, 2008
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Sybil Vanetta Patterson
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Sybil Vanetta Patterson, 77, were held Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Tom Owens and Bro. Larry Byrd officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Rose Cemetery. Mrs. Patterson died Sunday, March 16, at her residence in Goodrich. She was born March 9, 1931 in McMamey, the daughter of John and Lola Eckert Hood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl and her parents. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Suzanne Patterson of Goodrich; daughter and son-in-law, Jana Lynn and Dr. Stephen Parsons of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada; grandchildren, Kobe Patterson, Kseniya Parsons, Krystle Gressett and Kimberly Nelson; greatgrandchildren, Kirston Nelson, P.J. Nelson, Carl Gressett, Ethan Gressett, Vanessa Gressett, Alison Marker, Megan Marker, Madison Marker and Alexis Marker and step-grandchildren, Ronald and Tammy Marker. Pallbearers were Johnny Myers, Coby Leggett, Billy Lambeth, Jarred Munson, Thomas Phillips and Timmy Leggett.

Helen Geneva Byrne
Helen Geneva Byrne, 82, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin, Texas. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at Graveside. Rev. Phil Corbett will be officiating. Burial will be in the Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, TX. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Jimmy & Irene Southern of Livingston, daughter and son-in-law Susanne & Roy Keith David of Livingston, son and daughter-in-law Michael & Cindy Byrne of Houston, daughter and son-in-law Lisa & Ray Myers of Moscow, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father Fred Lowe, her mother Mary Patterson Lowe, her husband Truman Byrne, her sister Virginia Fuller, and her brother Truman Lowe. She was born March 02, 1926 in Polk County, Texas the daughter of Fred and Mary (Patterson) Lowe. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alva Douglas “Doug” Aden
Alva Douglas (Doug) Aden passed away on March 16, 2008. He was born April 14, 1933 to Thomas and Anna May Aden. He was married to Jeanie for 21 years. He was the father to four children and one loving stepdaughter. He has eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, hundreds of clients and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter and sister. Aden owned a tax accounting business since 1969. He served the community and county on numerous boards and organizations. Visitation was held at the Brooke Funeral Home in Huntsville on Wed., March 19th from 6 – 9 p.m.. A memorial services will be held Thursday, March 20, at 1 p.m. at Pointblank First Baptist Church on Hwy 190. Pastor Mickey Fountain will officiate. Interment will be at the Center Hill Cemetery, no graveside service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association.

Douglas H. Thompson
LIVINGSTON – Douglas H. Thompson, 76, formerly of Baytown, was born Sept. 9, 1931 in Houston and died Friday, March 14, 2008, at his daughter’s residence in Federal Way, Wash. He was known as a devoted son, father and grandfather. He spent the last three months of his life in Washington State so he could be with his children and grandchildren. He previously lived with and cared for his mother, Edna McMillan, 96, of Livingston after his wife Beth’s death in November 2006. He worked for ExxonMobil in Baytown for 41 years and was a proud pillar in the Baytown community. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Frank McMillan officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Thompson, Craig Thompson, Bill Jones, Curtis Spivey, Andy Spivey and T.H. Bailey. Survivors include his mother, Edna McMillan of Livingston; son, Keith Thompson of Redmond, Wash.; daughter, Kemala Thompson of Federal Way, Wash.; grandchildren, Mikayla and Denver Thompson of Maple Valley and Brett and Brandt Bos of Federal Way, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Delmar Lee Childers
Delmar Lee Childers, 70, died Monday, March 17,2008 at Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe, Texas. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Cochran Funeral Home- Onalaska. Rev. Don Wilkey will be officiating. Burial will be in the Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Paticia Childers Onalaska, daughter Connie Weich of Onalaska, son Craig Gilmer of Morgan City, LA, brother Loyd Childers of Houston, sister Betty Conley of Spring, sister Earline Bowman of Houston, grandchildren Ashley Chloe Weich, Amy Wilson, Alicia Gilmer, Craig Gilmer, Jr., and numerous nieces, nephews, friends & family. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Childers, and his mother Velma Fogle. He was born July 26, 1937 in Travis County, Texas the son of Joseph and Velma Fogle Childers. Pallbearers will be Bob Mason, David Larkins, Kenny Sheffield, Nelson Bourk, Sherrod Headley and Danny Christian. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Durbin and Lloyd Childers.

Eddie Lee “Buck” Carpenter
NACOGDOCHES -- Funeral services for Eddie Lee “Buck” Carpenter, 68 were held Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, with Bro. Robert Easterling of Mahl Baptist Church officiating and music by James Krauskropf. Burial followed in McKnight Cemetery in Cushing. Mr. Carpenter died March 15, 2008. His most cherished earthly companions were his dedicated wife Nancy and his daughter Kim. He attended and graduated from Cushing High School, where he also played football. He attended Wharton Junior College and Stephen F. Austin. He retired from NIBCO, working for 28 1/2 years in the machine shop as a supervisor. His life was enriched and blessed by relationships and friendships he developed at Trawick Presbyterian Church and later when he became a member of Mahl Baptist Church. Known as never one to complain; he always focused on those he loved, silently carrying his own burdens, while serving others. He was born to Eddie Burt and Myrtle Moore Carpenter on Sept. 1, 1939. He lived most of his life in Nacogdoches County. Buck married his wife, Nancy Rector on September 3, 1965. God blessed Buck and Nancy with a daughter Kimberly Annette. He is survived by Nancy and Kim, as well as brothers Pat Carpenter of Cleveland and Jim and wife Sarah of Livingston; sister-in-law, Cheryl Carpenter of Cleveland and mother-in-law Faye Rector of Nacogdoches. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gene Carpenter. Serving as pallbearers were class friends, Thurman Berryhill, Gregg Briley, Jeff Coats, Leon Engle and Randy Godsey. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Drake, Bill Bryant, Bill Hawthorne, Michael Tarpley, Mike Engle and Billy Ray Box. Memorials may be made to Mahl Baptist Church Building Fund, 12304 Hwy 259, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 or Life Care Health Services, 320 North Street, Suite 311, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

Lynda Gayle Robinstein
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Lynda Gayle Robinstein, 58, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Gary Ladner officiating. Burial will follow in Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd. Mrs. Robinstein died Friday, March 14, at her residence in Onalaska. She was born Aug. 28, 1949 in Houston, the daughter of Durwood and Dorothy Christian Everett. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ronnie Bell and sister, Jonah Haynes. Survivors include her daughter, Cara Lynn Ladner Powell of Canyon Lake; son and daughter-inlaw, Clifford and Elizabeth Ladner of Texas City; husband, Howard Robinstein of Onalaska; sister, Sherrie Franklin of Livingston; brothers, Donny Everett and Frankie Bell, both of Livingston; stepson, Fred Robinstein of Channelview; stepdaughter, Paulette Robinstein of Willis; grandsons, Ronnie Edmonds Jr. of Santa Fe, Cade Robinstein of Channelview, Clint Robinstein of Channelview and Lee Jackson of Willis and granddaughters, Ashley Shaw, Amber Ladner and Aimee Ladner, all of Texas City and Dione Jackson of Willis. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Edmonds Jr., Fred Robinstein, David Larkins, Steve Watts, Randy Everett and Ricky Everett.

Melvin Bartley Yancey
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Melvin Bartley “Bart” Yancey, 72, were held Friday March 21, 2008, in Peebles Cemetery, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mr. Yancey died Wednesday, March 19, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston. He was born Aug. 20, 1935 in Henderson, the son of Hubert and Lena Penn Yancey, both of whom preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Yancey of Goodrich; sons, Johnny Ray Yancey and William Yancey of Goodrich; daughters, Susan Olmstead of Surfside and Elizabeth LaRose of Goodrich; grandsons, Paul Valderez Jr., Ronnie Yancey and Brayden Yancey; granddaughters, Sophia Shaffer, Katie LaRose, Abigail LaRose, Jacie David and Callie Yancey; brother, Robert Yancey of Onalaska; sisters, Marie McPherson of Hope, Ark. and Virginia Holt of Oklahoma and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Clifford Hinze, Chris Yancey, William Yancey, Corky LaRose, Paul Valderez and Paul Valderez Jr. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rosemary Diane Adams
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Rosemary Diane Adams, 47, were held Friday, March 21, 2008, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Clifton Labbe officiating. She was born Aug. 30, 1960 in Huntsville, the daughter of Curtis and Marlene Haas Allen, and died Wednesday, March 19, in Odyssey House in Conroe. She was preceded in death by her mother. Survivors include her father, Curtis Allen of Livingston; son, Joshua Adams of Houston; fiancé, Juan Martinez of Livingston; sisters and brother-in-law, Sande Ryan of Spring, Debbie and Michael Drozd of Hallettsville and Julie Lawrence of Livingston; brothers and sisterin- law, Curt Allen of Shepherd and Joe and Robin Allen of Hardin and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Kyle Ryan, Joe Sluka, Montana Lawrence, Lee Allen, Phillip Haas and Marshall Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Sluka, Randall Allen and Michael Allen. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alva Douglas “Doug” Aden
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Agnese H. Smith, 98, of Livingston will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Livingston. Interment will follow in Bold Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Cochran Funeral Home. A full obituary will be

Earline Burks
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Earline Burks, 66, of Big Sandy are scheduled for 2 p.m.Sunday, March 23, 2008 at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston.Burial will be at the Kyle Cemetery in Roganville at 5 p.m.Sunday. A full obituary will be published in Thursday’s Enterprise.



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