|Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
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LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Sandra Lanell Jackson, 67, of Livingston were held Monday, March 26, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Jim Copeland and the Rev. Clyde Sumner officiating. Interment followed in Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Josh Bull, Coleton Jackson, Brady Belcher, Billy Hendricks, Jeremiah Crampton, Steven Ulm and Rodney Rhodes. Sandra was born Feb. 5, 1945 in La Porte, the daughter of Lawrence Brumley and Theresa (Davis) Brumley, and died on March 23, 2012 in Kingwood. She is preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Jackie May and Connie Amos. She is survived by her husband, Claude Jackson of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Claudette and Art Belcher of Tomball; son, Rodney Jackson of Bryan; grandchildren, Josh Bull of Livingston, Haley Belcher of Kingwood, Nissi Bull Hendricks of Temple, Lauren Belcher of Baltimore, Md., Lacey Bull Crampton of Spring, Courtney Marie Jackson of Bryan, Caitlyn Demaris Johnson of Madisonville, Coleton Josie Jackson of Bryan and Brady Jackson Belcher of Tomball; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Jason Brumley of Georgia and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Eddie Carl Pierce, 74, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568. Eddie was born March 4, 1938 in Houston, the son of Lonnie Pierce and Thiada Sbil (Saylor) Pierce, and died on March 24, 2012 in Conroe. He is preceded in death by his parents and multiple brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Colston) Pierce of Livingston; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri Yvonne (Pierce) Sepulveda and Lawrence Sepulveda of Houston, Tammi Bennett and Samuel Bennett of Pearland, Tonni Bostick and Adam Bostick of Onalaska and Peggy Neeley and Robert Neeley of Katy; grandchildren, Scott Simons, Casey Sepulveda, Amber Murphy, J.R. Lankford, Katlyn Neeley and Kaleb Neeley; great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Ema and Vencent and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Major Thomas Leston Hammond, 80, of Houston died on March 25, 2012 at his home in Houston. He was born on Jan. 16, 1932 in Pelly, to Tom Lee Hammond and Larrissie Virginia Kinard Hammond. Major Hammond retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years and 11 months of service as a major. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Juanita Faye Tores and Carolyn Hammond Peters. Major Hammond is survived by his wife, Manda Hammond of Houston; son, Sammy Hammond of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Tippy and Michael A. Spratt of Houston; granddaughter, Linda Hammond; two grandsons, William Spratt and Michael Spratt; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Gene McLoughlin of The Woodlands and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Bro. Rex Hendrix conducted the services. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568. Pallbearers were John Hill, James McLoughlin, Mike McLoughlin, William Spratt, Michael Spratt and Sam Hammond. Honorary pallbearer was Khammee Nokeo. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Polk County. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Reo Fredrich Stolzenburg, 66, died on Monday, March 26, 2012, at his residence in Elkhart. Reo was born Dec. 10, 1945, to Martin Henry and Olive Mae New-ton Stolzenburg in Valentine, Neb. His loving family includes wife of 20 years, Rama Densman Stolzenburg; sons, Kirk Stolzenburg and wife Donna, Shelton Krumnow and Randy Krumnow; daughter, Emily Bridges and husband Matt; brother, Gail Stolzenburg and wife Elvia; sisters, Barbara Marlowe and Dixie Bowen and husband Charles and grandchildren, Cody, Cole, Caden, Brad, Scott, Catie, Garrett and Rylee. Preceding him in death are his parents, Martin and Olive Stolzen-burg. A celebration of Reo’s life was held Wednesday, March 28, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. David Franklin officiating. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, in Pilgrim Cemetery in Elkhart. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Ruth (Stutts) Parker, 82, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Ruby Cemetery. Pallbearers are Billy Stutts, T.B. Stutts Jr., Lamar Ladner, Donnis Clifton, Cody Ladner, Michael Alger, Norman Owens and Mike Ellis. Ruth was born Oct. 25, 1929 in the Camp Ruby community of Livingston, the daughter of George “Byron” Stutts and David (Roberts) Stutts, and died on March 24, 2012 in Lawton, Okla. She was a member of American Legion Post 312 Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the First Baptist Church of Goodrich. Ruth worked for El Burrito Mexican Restraunt for 17 years and had many good memories there. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James L. “Pete” Parker; grandson, Jason L. Ladner; brothers, G.B. Stutts, T.B. Stutts Sr. and Ray Stutts; sister, Alma Clifton and nephew, Jimmy Clifton. Ruth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Marilyn Owens of Georgetown; daughters and sons-in-law, Verna and Bruce Alger of Lawton, Okla. and Brenda and Fred Brasher Jr. of Wallis; brother, Oscar Edwin Stutts of Livingston; grandchildren, Norman Owens, Angela Parker, Jenny and Collin Stanley, Christal and Dustin Upton, Cody and Molly Ladner, James-Michael Alger and Brad-Lee Brasher; great-grandchildren, Kaileigh McKelvey, Kinnley Parker, Ryleigh Upton, Kelby Upton, Carter Elizabeth Stanley, Blaine Ladner, Henrey Stanley and Kelton Upton; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends at El Burrito. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Bobby Ray Cox Sr., 77, of Livingston were held Friday, March 16, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Michael Heuermann and Wyndell Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Billy Wayne Cox, Jr., WT Brothers, J.W. Epstein, Tyler Epstein, Larry McNulty and Steven Harker. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Coley, Floyd Nettles, Billy Simmons, Robert Simmons, and the Men’s Sunday School Class of Providence. Bobby was born Nov. 17, 1934 in Livingston, the son of William Calvin Cox and Sarah Celeste (Hendrix) Cox, and died March 12, 2012 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Donald Cox, Del Cox, Helen Cox Mc Nulty and Mary Cox Simmons. He was raised in Livingston, where he met and married his wife of 56 years, Shirley (Simmons) Cox. Bobby spent his career employed by Ocean Drilling and Exploration Co., a subsidiary of Murphy Oil, and after 37 successful years he retired in 1994. Bobby is survived by his wife, Shirley Cox of Livingston; children, Carole Cox Perry and husband Don of Highlands, Cathy Cox Nettles of Livingston, Carrie Cox Hamilton of Livingston, Carla Cox Webb of Spring and Bobby Cox Jr. and wife Karen of Livingston; grandchildren, Wyndell Hamilton and wife Lee Ann, Jason McDonald and wife Miranda, Ginger Hamilton Burk and husband Sam, Amanda Haynes, Erica McDonald, Shandi Nettles, Emily McDonald, Bruce Webb Jr., Luke Webb, Arlen Phillips and wife Stephanie, Zachary Cox and Hayden Cox; great-grandchildren, Micah McDonald, Hudson Hamilton, Andrew Burk, Eva West, Caroline Burk, Brayden Phillips and Brody Phillips; brother and sister-in-law, Billy Wayne and Sarah Cox and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Leslie Arnold Dodds, 85, of Corrigan will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment will take place in Houston National Cemetery in Houston at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 8568. He was born May 10, 1926 in Hall Town, Pa., the son of the late Earl Dodds and Eva (Arnold), and died March 11, 2012 in Lufkin. Leslie is survived by his son, James Dodds of Dayton, Ohio; son, Wayne Dodds of William, Ariz.; granddaughter, Sarah Dodds of California; stepdaughter, Janice Lee of Goodrich and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LONGVIEW -- Marguerite Jua-nita Butler Howell, 83, of White Oak and Livingston, died on Tues-day, March 13, 2012. Her services were held Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Rader Funeral Home in Longview, with Bro. Dean Simmons officiating. Interment followed in Rosewood Park Cemetery in Longview. Ms. Howell was born on Sept. 24, 1930 to Hugh Waldo Butler and Annie Eula Green Butler in Lamar County. She graduated from Paris High School in 1947. She married Dwight Newton Howell on Jan. 30, 1970. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Ms. Howell is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Gary Cox of White Oak; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Debbie Stanford of Gladewater; brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Nancy Butler of Dallas; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Sarah Butler of Rowlett; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Charles Dodson of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter, Donna McCarty of Murfreesboro, Ark.; granddaughter and husband, Mary and Corey Jasper of Hawkins; grandson and wife, Darryl and Kelli Stanford of Gladewater; granddaughter, Amanda Stanford of Gladewater; grandson and wife, Graham and Robin Cox of Nacogdoches and great-grandchildren, Hayley Miller and Camryn Jasper of Hawkins and Gracie and Connor Stanford of Gladewater. A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Sandra Irene Meadows, 47, of Trinity died on March 13, 2012 in Trinity. She was born on Jan. 22, 1965 in Warren Ark. to Wesley O’Daniel and Linda Irene Hill Forrest. Sandra is preceded in death by her father, Wesley Forrest; grandparents, William and Ouida Hill and aunt, Martha Jean Schwirltrich. She is survived by mother, Linda Irene Copeland of Livingston; husband, Glenn Meadows of Trinity; son, Jeremy Fuller of Livingston; two daughters and son-in-law, Brandy and Chris Knight of Trinity and Kayla Meadows and Cody Mesecke of Riverside; two sisters and brother-in-law, Missy and William James of Livingston and Tracey Dodson of Livingston; grandmother, Willie Pearl Forrest of Warren, Ark.; six grandchildren, Brayleigh Smith, Jayce Fuller, Lillian Knight, Carsten Knight, Makynlee Mesecke and Jaylee Jo Fuller and numerous other family members and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 17, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Jim Parrish officiating. Pallbearers were Jeremy Fuller, Chris Knight, Cody Mesecke, Paul Valderez Jr., Terry Lawson, Jeffery Lawson, David Henry Jr., David Henry Sr. and Mark Henry. Honorary pallbearers were William James and Jamie Lawson. Interment followed the chapel service in Holly Grove Cemetery. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LUFKIN -- Kenneth John Allum, 78, of Livingston died Saturday, March 3, 2012, in a Lufkin hospit-al. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home. Mr. Allum was born May 7, 1933 in Choteau, Mont., to the late El-mer and Ada (Byler) Allum. He served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as master sergeant in the Bomb Disposal Special Forces Unit. Mr. Allum also retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where he served as Postmaster in Deer Park, Wash. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Joyce Allum of Livingston; daughters, Kenna Davies of Spo-kane, Wash. and Peggy Baden of Houston; sons, Terry Allum of Li-vingston and Alan Allum of Phila-delphia, Pa.; stepdaughter, Lisa Stout of Spring; stepson, Steven Michka of Livingston; 18 grand-children; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial services for Mr. Allum will be held at a later date at Li-vingston VFW Post 8568, pending the return of his grandson, Eric Allum, currently serving in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Juanita Ann Combs, 67, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, Livingston. Bro. Byron Lyons and the Rev. Dickie Boddie will officiate. Interment will be in Camp Ruby Cemetery. She was born Aug. 15, 1944 in Abbeyville, La., the daughter of Neil Neugebauer and Ella Mae (Leonard) Neugebauer, and died March 3, 2012 in Livingston. She married Larry Combs on April 20, 1963, in Pasadena, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Neil and Ella Mae Neugebauer; son, Larry Neil Combs; brother, Russell Neugebauer and and stepfather, Travis Sanders. Juanita is survived by her husband, Larry Combs of Livingston; daughter, Sherry Marek of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Keith Pate of Livingston; grandsons, Michael Combs, Curtis Hermes, Jared Pierce, Trent Pierce and Ethan Combs; granddaughters, Shelby Marek and Laci Pierce; great-grandson, Grayson Hermes; great-granddaughter, Violet Rowe; brother and sister-n-law, Robert and Peggy Neugebauer; brother and sister-in-law, Butch and Carol Neugebauer; sister and brother-in-law, Lena and Larry Smith; brother and sister-in-law, John and Shelley Sanders and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Wilmuth Hacker Hamilton, 88, of Coldspring were held Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Hollywood Cemetery in Houston, with Chaplain Dwayne Thornton officiating. She was born Oct. 9, 1923 in Houston, the daughter of Arthur Hacker and Louise (Froelich) Hacker, and died March 3, 2012 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, George E. Hamilton Jr. and six brothers and sisters. Wilmuth is survived by her husband, George E. Hamilton Sr. of Coldspring; son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Deborah Hamilton of Coldspring; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Deborah and T.J. Dobson of Coldspring; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Scott Allan and Lesley Hamilton of Coldspring; great-granddaughters, Megan Renee Dobson and Ashley Christine Dobson; great-grandsons, Zachary Allan Hamilton and Ethan Shaun Hamilton and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Sharon Ann Kimes, 66, of Beaumont were held Monday, March 5, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, Livingston, with the Rev. Rex Hendrix officiating. Interment followed in Big Sandy Cemetery in Dallardsville. She was born Oct. 2, 1945 in Livingston, the daughter of Early Edward Hendrix and Reba (Thomas) Hendrix, and died March 3, 2012 in Beaumont. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Reba Kay Cox; granddaughter, Brittany Wiggins and sisters, Earlene Wiggins and Jaunice Leggett. Sharon is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Jack Laird of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Don Rothwell of Winnie; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Janette Smith of Danbury, Merle Foyt of Danbury and Sandra Hendrix of Winnie and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Russell James Pinckard, 49, of Livingston were held Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, Livingston, with Bro. Chuck Hanley officiating. Interment was in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Military honors were provided by the Honor Guard from Ft. Hood. He was born Sept. 12, 1962 in Lorain, Ohio, the son of Robert Carl Ashcroft Sr. and Norman Jean (McMangle) Ashcroft, and died March 1, 2012 in Livingston. He married Anita Pinckard on Oct. 6, 1989 in Killeen. Russell was a veteran of the armed forces having served in the U.S. Army; and at the time of his death was employed as a prison guard for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for over 20 years. He is preceded in death by his parents. Russell is survived by his wife, Anita Pinckard of Livingston; daughters, Stephanie Pinckard of Livingston and Elizabeth Pinckard of Abilene; son-in-law, Joseph Roland Bordner of Livingston; granddaughters, Victoria Bordner of Livingston and Isabella Cortez of Abilene; sister and brother-in-law, Denise and Terry Swinney of Little Rock Ark.; brothers, Robert Pinckard of Texarkana, Texas and Ronald Pinckard; seven nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Clifford Emory Westcott, 79, of Trenton, Texas, were held Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Frank Aragon officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers were his beloved grandsons: Nathan Wolf, Heath LaMoon, Lance LaMoon, Chad LaMoon, Cole Bohannon, Colton Westcott, Shadrick Dockens, Steven Dockens and Walker Westcott. He was born Dec. 17, 1932 in Livingston, the son of Robert J. Westcott Sr.. and Corine (Gembler) Westcott, and died March 2, 2012 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Westcott Jr. and sisters, Margaret Campbell, Mildred Pierce and Hamp Euton. Clifford is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Westcott of Trenton, whom he married on Dec. 24, 1957 in Livingston; daughters, Cathy Wolf of Dallas and Teresa Wallis of Livingston; son, Mike Westcott of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Steve Dockens of Maize, Kan.; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Kaylynn Westcott of Flower Mound; grandchildren, Nathan Wolf, Heath LaMoon, Lance LaMoon, Chad LaMoon, Kristi Hinson, Chelsey Bohannon, Cole Bohannon, Tiara Westcott, Alaina Westcott, Colton Westcott, Shadrick Dockens, Steven Dockens, Shelbi Dockens, Lindsay Westcott, Shay Westcott, Walker Westcott and Morgan Westcott; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Elsie Westcott of Livingston; brother, Ralph Westcott of Livingston and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
CORRIGAN -- Memorial services for SSG. Dectrick Beverly, 25, of Chesapeake, Va. will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Andrew Diggins Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Lyons Cemetery in Camden. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 9. SSG. Beverly was born Sept. 20, 1986 in Lufkin, to Margaret Dig-gins and Lynn Beverly, and died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Dallas. He was employed with the United States Army until his death and also worked as model for Silver Management. He was known as someone who was passionate about loving his family. He loved fast cars, being physical, working out and playing football. He also was dedicating his time to his ca-reer in modeling. He is preceded in death by his twin brother, Sgt. Deatrick Lynn Beverly. He is survived by his wife, Chris-tina Beverly of Chesapeake, Va.; daughter, Jayda Beverly of Chesa-peake, Va.; stepdad, Andrew Dig-gins Sr. and mother, Margaret Dig-gins of Dallas; granny, Minnie Mae Lyons (late Papa) of Camden; brother, SPC. Fredrick Beverly of Fort Hood, Texas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jennifer and Jason Lovett of Erie, Colo., Geneva and Terry Peggins of Killeen and Julian McCloud and Eloe Mondesir of Houston; aunties, Sadie Clark (Mil-ton) Baldwin of Camden, Bettye Darden (late Thurman) of Dallas and Marie Freeman (late Buford) of Camden; uncles, Richard (Marion) Lyons of Corrigan, Marvin (Linda) Lyons of Corrigan, Donnis Ray Lyons of Corrigan and Jerry Lyons of Lancaster and two nieces and three nephews; in-laws residing in Texas, including mother-in-law, Betty Manning and father-in-law, Timothy Manning; two sisters, Katrina and Melissa Marti-nez and numerous other family and friends. Pallbearers are Andrew Diggins Sr., Fredrick L. Beverly, Jason R. Lovett, Terry Peggins, Eloe Mon-desir and Timothy Manning. Hono-rary pallbearers are Marvin Lyons, Donnis Ray Lyons, Milton Bald-win, Jeffrey Clark, Shamel Bald-win, Jonathan Clark, A.J. Jackson, Richard J. Lyons and Jerry D. Lyons. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BAYTOWN -- Mary Margaret “Jane” (Gibson) Parrish died on March 4, 2012. She was well known in the High-lands area for her generosity and helping hand to those in need. Her love for the Lord Jesus Christ enabled her to serve those with whom she came in contact. She was known as someone who loved her family, her dear friends and her Lord. She taught Sunday school for more than 25 years. She be-lieved and taught that Jesus was always near and that He is good. She said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” She walked by faith as a Christian and was a life-long Baptist. Jane was the second of 11 child-ren born to Molten Lafayette Gib-son and Flora Catherine (Tread-way) Gibson. She was born on Jan. 11, 1920 at home in Midway, Tex-as. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Charles Curtis Parrish Sr.; two grandsons, Tommy Johns and Jason Froehner; brothers, Tarzan Gibson, Gip Gib-son, Kail (Bull) Gibson, Molten (Mack) Gibson and Kenneth Gibson and sisters, Ervie David and Alline Carr. She is survived by one son, Charles Curtis Parrish Jr., and wife Carole of Highlands, who lovingly cared for her during the last years of her life, keeping her at home and ministering to her every need; three daughters, Gloria Jean Falknor and husband David of Fayetteville, Ark., Patsy Gail (Parrish) Lewis of Anahuac and Shirley Kathryn Froehner and husband Gary of Kingsland; five grandsons, David Falknor Jr. and wife Kathy, Doug-las Falknor and wife Lisa, Lt. Charles Johns and wife Shawna, Dr. Jerald Froehner and wife Ingrid and Charles Curtis Parrish III; six granddaughters, Julie Silhan and husband Chris, Jennifer Salazar and husband Frankie, Johanna Burleson and husband Nic, Jackie Albright and husband Clay, Christi (Parrish) Evans and husband Eric and Callie Parrish; 19 great-grandchildren, Aeron Falknor, Amaris Falknor, Rachel Falknor, Joel Falknor, Sarah Falknor, Julie Johns, Caitlynn Johns, Taylor Salazar, Logan Salazar, Landon Salazar, Tanner Salazar, Lilana Froehner, Diego Froehner, Halie Silhan, Luke Silhan, Jaycie Silhan, Hayden Burleson, Luralie Albright and Summer Evans; one great-great-grandson and one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Sue Schmadlel and four sisters-in-law, Gertie Lou Gibson, Margie Gibson, Liz Gibson and Janie Gibson. She is also survived by a host of other family members and friends including brothers-in-law, Calvin Parrish and wife Janice, Paul Parrish and wife Jean, Cubby Parrish and Thurmon Parrish and wife June. Jane gave her family something very special: faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. They say she instilled in them faith, hope, and determination and was generous with her love and encouragement. Pallbearers will be David Falknor Jr., Douglas Falknor, Charles Johns, Jerald Froehner, Charles Curtis Parrish III and Eric Evans. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Navarre Funer-al Home in Baytown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Navarre Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Midway Cemetery on Highway 190 between Livingston and Woodville. To view her online obituary, or post a tribute to her family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com.
CLEVELAND -- Dana Lynn Busby, 62, of Shepherd died on Monday, March 5, 2012. She was born in Houston on Sat-urday, Dec. 31, 1949, to Richard and Lurline Arlington, both of whom preceded her in death. Dana was also proceeded in death by her son, Jack Michael Rumery Jr.; brother, Dennis Arlington and grandchild, Courtney Rumery. She is survived by her loving spouse of 41 years, Billy “Silver-Hawk” Busby; children, Tracy Eg-gert of Conroe and Caleb Uriah Busby of Shepherd; grandchildren, Amber Rumery, Amanda Eggert, Jeffrey Eggert Jr. Travis Eggert, Chris Rumery, Brittney Rumery, Stephanie Busby, Damon Busby, Jessica Busby and Jacob Busby; great-grandchildren, Sadie, Hailey, Levi, Makenze, Lexi, Payton and Jaxon and numerous other loving family and friends. Services for Dana were held on Tuesday, March 6, in Farley Cha-pel Cemetery. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON -- Wanda Euryc-lea Rydalch, 89, died Friday, March 2, 2012, in Livingston Me-morial Medical Center. She was born May 1, 1922 in Bristol, Okla., to Walter and Roxie Faye Campbell Davis. She owned a craft store and J&C Upholstery in Ontario, Ca. Survivors include her daughters, Billie Gillean and Arlene McDaniel; son, Charles Hurt and spouse Caro-lyn; brother, Larry Davis and spouse Sylvia; sister-in-law, Gail Davis; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Betty Everman and Roxie Steely and brother, Walter Lee Davis. Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 6, in Peebles Cemetery. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
LIVINGSTON -- James Russell Pinckard, 49, of Livingston died on March 1, 2012 in Livingston. Arrangements are pending at this time. A complete obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Marye Adcock Wiley, 81, died on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Crowley, La. She was born to James Everett and Florence Cornett Adcock and was married for 61 years to Robert “Bob” Wiley. Surviving her in death are her daughters, Linda Wiley Boutros and spouse Eddy, Martha Wiley Bonin, Diana Wiley Crenshaw and Shirley Wiley McCurley and spouse Paul; brothers, W. Sherman Adcock and Jarrett Adcock; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Preceding her in death are her parents, James Everett and Flo-rence Cornett Adcock; brother, Chester Adcock; sister, Martha “Pooch” Adcock Walters and son-in-law, Sinclair “Kit” Crenshaw. Services were held Saturday, March 3, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Mitchell Murphy offi-ciating. Interment followed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
CORRIGAN -- Funeral Services for Lois Beasley Havis, 97, of Barnes were held Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with the Rev. Mark Martin officiating. In-terment followed in Havis Ceme-tery in Barnes. Mrs. Havis was born July 12, 1914 in Barnes and died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in Corrigan. She was a homemaker all her life and a member of Caney Creek Baptist Church in Chester. She enjoyed quilting and gardening and loved cooking for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Hinton Havis; parents, Roy Jessie Burden and Marion Trellis Jones Burden and brothers, Travis Burden, June Bur-den and Bill Burden. Mrs. Havis is survived by her son, Hinton Havis and wife Janice of Chester; daughters, Mary Emily White and husband Robert of Tomball, Ann Mittelstaedt of Hou-ston and Lynda Rascon and hus-band Ray of Houston; son, Steve Havis and wife Carol of Chester; brother, Jessie Burden of Kilgore; sisters, Irene Aldridge of Orange and Doris Hunter of Pasadena; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends. Pallbearers were Clint Brochtrup, Dane Brochtrup, Mark Travland, John Aiena, Vernon Mize and Da-vid White. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Caney Creek Baptist Church, 1346 E. Caney Loop, Chester, TX 75936 or the Alzhei-mer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON -- Corinne F. Stevens died Feb. 24, 2012 in Surprise, Ariz. after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 30, 1915, the daughter of Ethel Foote and Charles Wilson Foote, in Chillicothe, Texas. As the daughter of a Methodist minister, she lived in many of the small towns of the Texas Panhandle, graduating from Quanah High School. She graduated from Texas Tech in 1936 and often recalled how her dad gave her $1 for a week’s lunches on campus. The Dust Bowl and Depression helped shape her into the self-reliant person she was. The last time she visited Grand Canyon and other Arizona natural wonders, she could still recall her family’s camping trip to the area in 1929 in a Model A. She taught school in small towns of the Panhandle, only two or three years older than many of her students. She married another young teacher and coach, John Stevens, in 1939 in Paducah. They moved to Roswell, N.M. in 1947 and raised their two children, John and Cynthia, on South Lea Street. Corinne taught language arts for many years at North Junior High, Pueblo Junior High and Sierra Junior High. After John’s death and her retirement, Corinne decided to give traveling a whirl and she whirled in many places around the world for the next 25 years. She traveled from Scandinavia to Australia and all across the US. If there was a bus, train or plane that had a vacant seat she did her best to fill it. She took the grandkids on various trips, bridge friends to bridge tournaments all over New Mexico and continued to drive to her daughter’s home in Iowa until she was 88. She was an avid bridge player and faithful PEO sister. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Roswell and supported it faithfully. When she moved to Arizona, she joined the church family at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Sun City West. She was a whiz at crossword puzzles and a Scrabble enthusiast who loved a good challenge (and she was usually right!). In fact, she beat the whole family soundly at Christmastime this year. She was known as someone whose manner was always one of quiet dignity. She was an accomplished seamstress and had spent a lifetime making her and her daughter’s clothes. Having started as the accompanist for all those early church meetings, she developed into a wonderful pianist and organist. Corinne moved to Surprise, Ariz. with a sense of adventure, willing to make new bridge friends and meet new PEO sisters in a new city. She continued her travel with her daughter and granddaughter, the last trip to Iowa for Christmas. She still lived alone, drove occasionally and lived a great life to the very end. She is survived by her son, John Stevens Jr. and his wife Dolores of Peoria, Ariz.; daughter, Cynthia Bartelma and her husband Jim of Runnells, Iowa; five grandchildren, John Stevens of Humble, Wendy Kilduff of Mansfield, Greg Bartelma of Runnells, Iowa, Jeff Bartelma of San Francisco, Calif. and Katy Bartelma of Washington, D.C. and two great-grandchildren, Austin Stevens of Katy and Jack Kilduff of Mansfield. A host of nieces and nephews scattered across the country also survive. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Cochran Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Stevens family plot at Forest Hill Cemetery. Any donations may be made to the Cowboy Bell scholarship program at the First Methodist Church 200 N. Pennsylvania, Roswell, NM, 88201 or to your favorite charity in her name. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- John Ethen Collins, 87, son of Ted and Eleanor Collins, was born in Camp Ruby on Sept. 26, 1924 and died peacefully on Feb. 26, 2012 in Waco. After graduating from Livingston High School in 1941, John signed up with the U.S. Army Air Corps. After completing his training he proudly served his country alongside his crew mates, completing his tour of 27 bombing missions as a B-17 tail gunner, ultimately receiving his Air Medal. All 27 missions operated in the European theater. After completing his Air Corps commitments, he attended Texas A&M where he graduated in 1950 with a batchelor of science degree in petroleum engineering. During his last year at A&M John married Ruby Helen Redding of Houston. They had two sons, John and Douglas Collins. John worked for Sinclair Oil Company managing a variety of oil production sights throughout Oklahoma as well as several in central Venezuela before returning home to Texas. While working in the jungles of Venezuela John came to know Christ and accepted him into his heart. With all of his accomplishments, his greatest joy in life was returning to Polk County and having the privilege of ministering to many wonderful folks throughout the area in his later years. John is preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Eleanor Collins and two brothers, Jacob and Charles. He is survived by his sons, John of Chicago, Ill. and Douglas and his wife Nancy of Dallas; granddaughter, Summer Anne Scharringhausen and her husband John of St. Paul, Minn.; grandson, Geoffrey of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers and their families, Richard and Mary of Temple Bee and Naomi of Waco and Turner and Pansy of Springfield Mo. and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-10 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Cochran Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment will follow in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers are Geoff Collins, Mark Collins, John Scharringhausen, Frank Herring, Larry Herring and Joel Lightfoot. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for James Earl West Sr., 52, of Houston will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Livingston Church of Christ, with Bro. Melvin McFarland Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery, Livingston. Mr. West was born Oct. 12, 1959 in Homer, La., the son of John C. and Bertha Needom West, and died on Feb. 24, 2012 in Austin. He attended public school in Livingston and also attended Texas Southern University. He was employed by Coach USA Bus Line, was a member of the Church of Christ and coached Little League. Survivors include his wife, Alma Joan West of Houston; daughters, Tiffany Bedford, Maisha West and Jazmine West, all of Houston; son, James West Jr. of Houston; sisters, Barbara West Roberts, Josie West (Clarence) Gray and Johnnie Pearl, all of Livingston; brother, Ricky L. West of Livingston; mother-in-law, Espanoila Allison of Livingston; four grandchildren, Johnathon Bedford, Destiny Bedfor, McKenzie Buckner and Ari Edo, all of Houston; godsister, Audrey Faye Wallace; sister-in-law, Betty Moore of houston; brother-in-law, Terry Allison (Melvyna) of Livingston and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be J.L. Moore, Eddie Allison, Bobby Allison, Will Curry, Kurt Lambert, Anthony Starghill, Eddie Robinson, Benny O’Guin, John Charles and Don White. Honorary pallbearers will be James West Jr., Bobby McDuffie, Terry Allison, John W. McDuffie, Ricky West, Johnathon Bedford, Bradly Allison, Christopher Allison, Clarence Gray Jr. and Samuel Parker. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Theotis Bogany Sr., 90, of Desoto, formerly of Goodrich, were held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul High officiating. Burial follow in New Hope Cemetery, Goodrich. Mr. Bogany died Feb. 20, 2012. He was born Dec. 12, 1921 in Goodrich, the son of McKinley and Polly Bogany, and attended school in Goodrich. He was married in 1941 and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Jessie Bogany of Desoto; children, Vera Johnson of Texas City, Theotis Bogany Jr. (Joynell) of Goodrich, Vera Gilmore, Johnny Bogany (Linda), May Carr (Robert), Queen Carr, Ruth Keeton (Jeremiah), Janice Wright (Larry) and Susan Taylor (Andrew), all of Dallas; sister, Irene Simpson (Dennis) of Hitchcock; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Morris Crowder Jr., William Kirby, Andrew Taylor, Tom Carr, Chris Turner and Charles A. Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Gilmore Jr., Robert Carr, Jeff Keeton, Larry Wright, Micheal Bogany, Otis Bogany, Lemarcus Wright, James Kirk Williams and Sammy Lee Harris. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.