George “Tink” Hilton
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for George “Tink” Hilton, 68, were held Saturday, April 5, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Gerald Reeves and the Rev. James Hilton officiating. Burial followed in Bold Springs Cemetery. Mr. Hilton died Thursday, April 3, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston. He was born Oct. 1, 1939 in Onalaska, the son of Steve and Hassie Smith Hilton. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leonard Bo Hilton and Billy Joe Hilton and great-granddaughter, Hailey Angelle Bridges. Survivors include his wife, Lorena Hilton of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Jerry Maturin of New Iberia, La.; son, John Kennedy Hilton of Rosharon; son and daughter-in-law, David Lee and Cindy Hilton of Youngsville, La.; daughter, Amanda LeeAnn Hilton of Kilgore; son-in-law, Devin Rider of Kilgore; son and daughter-inlaw, Larry and Shawnie Williams of Livingston; daughter, Holly Elder of St. Louis, Mo. and daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Kevin York of Murfreesboro, Ark.; sister and brother-in-law Nonnie and Johnnie Molino of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law Rev. James and Debbie Hilton of Coldsprings; 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchilden. Pallbearers were Kevin York, Jerry Maturin, David Watson, Little David Hilton, Brian Pete Lester, and Jeff Morie.
Juanda Gene McClelland
BALLINGER – Juanda Gene McClelland, 77, formerly of Humble and Onalaska, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, in a nursing center in Fairfield. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5, at the First Baptist Church in Ballinger, with burial in Old Runnels Cemetery. Survivors include her son, Marvin G. “Mack” McClelland Jr. and her sisters, Nell Murphy and Catherine Bailey. Lange Funeral Home of Ballinger was in charge of arrangements. Guests may register at ballingerfuneralhome. com.
Bettie Lois McRae
HOUSTON – Bettie Lois McRae died on April 1, 2008. Survivors include her husband, Jessie; one godchild, Jacqulyn; three siblings and a host of other family members and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5, in St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Blanchard. Interment was in Paradise South Cemetery in Pearland. Ross Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.