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Polk County Enterprise - March 22, 2009 - March 29, 2009
Anna Lee Sikes Hinrichs
LIVINGSTON — Anna Lee Sikes Hinrichs was born on May 3, 1925 and died on March 24, 2009 at her residence in Houston, just eight days after the death of her husband of 67 years, Dolphie. They would have celebrated their wedding anniversary on March 25. She was the only child of Leroy and Alice Sikes. She was born and raised in Port Arthur. Early in 1941, she went to boarding school in Arkansas, but when the war broke out her sweetheart, Dolphie, whisked her away to be his wife. After the war and the birth of their only child, Dona, they settled back into Port Arthur. Anna stayed home as the “mother” until Dona was in junior high school. She then began her career as a business woman. After Dona was married, Dolphie and Anna moved to Houston to seek their fortune. Dolphie was a master plumber. Anna was a buyer for Foley’s, a real estate agent, and then a real estate broker. Never afraid to try new things, they lived life to the fullest. They traveled, they schooled, they built, and they cut down (tree farmers). Throughout their lives they were devoted Christians. They spent many a year at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in Houston and after retirement, Trinity Lutheran in Livingston. Dolphie and Anna spent their last year or so living with their daughter, Dona, and son-in-law, Chuck. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 27. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Thursday at Pace Funeral Home. Burial will be at Midway Cemetery. There will be a luncheon afterward at Trinity Lutheran Church, Livingston. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Pace Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.
Neda Faye Tucker
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Neda Faye Tucker, 60, of Livingston were held Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Tracy Fuller officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. She was born May 22, 1948 in Livingston, the daughter of Oliver Carl and Lolar Maud McPike, and died on March 23, 2009 in Lufkin. She is survived by her children, David and Haley Boaen of Point Blank, Robert Boaen of Livingston, Scottie Boaen of Livingston and Teresa Boaen of Florida; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Buddy McPike of Livingston and Oliver McPike of Livingston; brothers and sisters-inlaw, Billy and Glenda McPike of Livingston and Charles and Judy Wells of Livingston; sister and brother- in-law, Mary Ann and Jimmy Sullivan of Cleveland; sister, Mary Jane Martin of Livingston; brotherin- law, J.B. Loftin of Livingston and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members. She is preceded in death by her first husband, David Boaen; her second husband, Author Tucker; sister, Helen Loftin and granddaughter, Kiley Boaen. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh. com.
Mary Dell “MeeMaw” Rosier
PASADENA — A celebration of life service for Mary Dell “MeeMaw” Palmer Rosier, 83, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2009 at South Main Baptist Church, 4300 E. Sam Houston Parkway in Pasadena. She died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 in Pasadena. Mary Dell was born in Houston, June 12, 1925 to John Archie Palmer and Della Mary Aden Palmer. She met the love of her life, J.E. Rosier whom she married March 7, 1942, and they made their home in Golden Acres in Pasadena. Mary Dell was very active in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Co-lon-neh Chapter, Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She held several city government positions, ultimately serving two terms as Mayor of Oakhurst two separate terms. She was preceded in death by her husband on May 13, 1990. Mary Dell is survived by her children; John Palmer Rosier and wife Leanora of Palestine, Robert Lynn Rosier and wife Elaine of Danbury and Beckie Stockstill Cobb and husband Johnny Cobb of Deer Park; sister, Kathleen Cory of Bryan; grandchildren, Shannon Rosier (Stephanie), Jessie Rosier (Robin), Marla Kaye Naylor (Jason), Amy Alford Cote (Stephen), Beth Alford Beale, Stephanie Rosier Catoe (David), Jeffrey Rosier and Mariam Rosier; and many other relatives. She also has 12 greatgrandchildren (and firmly believed there is a reason they are called GREAT grandchildren!). Visitation will be Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fairmont Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.fairmontfh. com.
Coy Edward Prince
HOUSTON — Coy Edward Prince, known as a loving husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, brother and friend, peacefully died on March 19, 2009 in Houston. Born May 25, 1919 in England, Ark. to Hugh and Ella Prince, he later served his country honorably in the United States Army during WWII. In 1945 he married the “catch of his life,” Martha (Gene) Price, in Salinas, Calif. and they would celebrate many years together just shy of their 65th anniversary. Survivors include his wife, Gene; son, Benny Hugh Prince and wife Gayla of Fulshear; daughter, Coye Leah Prince and partner Judy Jackson of Houston; grandsons, Benny Edward Prince and wife Michelle of Katy, Christopher Hugh Prince and wife Karen of San Jose, Calif. and Ryan Coy Llewellyn of Houston and great-grandchildren, Lauren, Melanie and Connor Prince. The family spent many happy years on the farm in Manvel, where life-long memories and friendships were made and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and the “fine art of visiting.” Known for his strong reputation and work ethic, Coy retired as an ironworker and later moved to Trinity, where he continued his love for the outdoors. Known for his quick wit, sense of humor, storytelling and “Coy-isms,” he will be remembered by many.
Cynthia Leigh Redden
LIVINGSTON — Memorial services for Cynthia Leigh Redden, 47, of Livingston, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Cecil Vaden officiating. She is survived by her husband, Larry Redden Sr. of Livingston; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Pamela Redden of Livingston, Larry Redden Jr. and wife Tracy of Livingston and Kevin Redden of Houston; her grandchildren, Lacey Redden, Emma Redden, Abby Redden, Ashley Redden, Justin Redden, Cheyenne Redden, Cody Redden, Kevin Redden Jr. and Lauren Redden; her father and stepmother, Wilbur and Shirley McBee; Tammy and Bobby Hall, sister and brother-in-law; David and Linda McBee, brother and sister-in-law; Diana and Allen Carpenter, sister and brother-in-law and Deborah and Dennis Twardowsk, sister and brother-in-law. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.