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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
For the Week of May 3, 2007 - May 10, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company



Delar Cathrine Miller
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Dellar Cathrine Miller, 85, were held Thursday, April 19, 2007, in Menard Chapel Cemeteryt, with Eva Walker officiating.
Mrs. Miller died Tuesday, April 17, in Mineral Wells Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mineral Wells.
She was born March 22, 1922 in Fox City, the daughter of Daniel and Eva Gipson Boone. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hustus Miller; daughters, Loretta Miller and Christine Davis and sons, Hustus Miller Jr. and Roger Miller.
Survivors include her daughters, Viola Boone of Gilcrest, Gloria Bryer of Broken Bow, Jeanette Baker of Graford, Patricia Skillern of Graford and Elaine Banta of Lubbock; son, Danny Miller of Mexico; brother, William Boone of Gilcrest; sisters, Freda Vance of Houston and Hazel Williams of Houston and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Brown
BARTLESVILLE, OKLA. – Barbara Brown, 71, died April 1, 2007, at her residence in Bartlesville, Okla.
She was born March 29, 1936 in Bartlesville, Okla. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Brown of Livingston.
Survivors include her daughters, Janita Robran of Tyler and Susan Meadows of Livingston; seven grandchildren, Elaina Brown and Richard A. Brown of Livingston, Kristy Booth, Lyndee and husband Justin McCurly and Nick Robran of Tyler and Heather Meadows and Sommer Fleetwood of Livingston and nine great-grandchildren.

David Frank Pearson
SAN ANGELO -- David Frank Pearson, 74, died on Monday, April 16, 2007.
He was born Aug. 17, 1932 in Grosvenor to T.V. and Roma Pearson.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, April 18, at Baptist Temple Church in San Angelo.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sharon. They raised their family while living in Big Spring, Snyder, McCamey and Robert Lee, Texas.
Mr. Pearson worked from the age of 13 in the oil fields. He worked for Crown Central Petroleum for 20 years. He also enjoyed cooking and catered many events at the church. He was known as someone who loved his God, family, work and hunting and fishing with his sons.
He is also survived by sons, Craig Pearson and wife Carolyn of McCamey and Gregory Pearson and wife Lisa of Livingston; daughters, Dana Zimmermann and husband Edward of San Angelo and Tracy Grantham and husband Jim of San Angelo; nine grandchildren, Allan Pearson and Regan Pearson of Livingston, Chelsea Pearson and Clayton Pearson of McCamey, Christopher Eubanks of Kemmerer, Wyo., Brian Eubanks of San Angelo, Haley Grantham and Megan Grantham of San Angelo and Aimee Zimmermann of San Angelo.
He was a member of Baptist Temple Church for over 29 years.
The family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association or your favorite charity.

Loyd “Woody” Woodward
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Loyd “Woody” Woodward, 81, were held Wednesday, April 25, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
Mr. Woodward died Tuesday, April 17, in Timberwood Nursing Home in Livingston.
He was born Nov. 28, 1925 in Brownbourgh, the son of O.T. and Ethel Jackson Woodward. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Billie Love Woodward; daughter, Karen Woodard and granddaughter, Natasha Atchley.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Cindy Woodward of Livingston; sons, Loyd Woodward of Claremont and Doug Woodward of Dripping Springs; daughter and son-in-law, Diane Woodward and J.R. of Florida; brother, Gayle Woodward of Dallas; sister, Iola Fugaon of Corning, Neb.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stuart Moore Climbing Tower at the First United Methodist Church in Livingston.

Kevin Islas
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for infant Kevin Islas were held Saturday, April 21, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Hilario Hurtado officiating. Burial followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery.
Kevin was born April 18, 2007 in Livingston, the son of Santos and Martha Villanueva Islas, and died Wednesday, April 18, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Wendy Islas and his cousin, Karacia Villanueva.
Survivors include his parents, Martha and Santos Islas of Livingston; sisters, Carla and Keyla Islas of Livingston; brother, Erick Islas of Livingston; grandparents, Petra and Odon Villanueva of Livingston and Gilberto and San Juana Islas of Camago, Mexico and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Walter Heflin II
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Walter Heflin II, 28, were held Monday, April 23, 2007, in Jones Prairie Cemetery, with Bro. Bobby Crawford officiating.
Mr. Heflin died Friday, April 20, in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
He was born June 25, 1978 in Cleveland, the son of Walter and Barbara Grogan Heflin. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Floyd Heflin and Ray Grogan and his aunt, Maxine Gupton Mann.
Survivors include his father and mother, Walter and Dorothy Heflin of Livingston; mother and father, Barbara and Brian Tilley of Lufkin; grandmothers, Beverly Heflin of Bedias, Eula Mae Grogan of Lufkin and Lois Crawford of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Jeremy and Angela Heflin of Goodrich; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nona and William Steinhardt of Livingston. Leanne Ferguson of Livingston, Melody Heflin of Livingston, Jodi Lynn Heflin of Livingston, Christina and Sherman Littlefair of Bradley, Ark. and Amanda Wiggins of Lufkin; aunts and uncles, Martha Reider of Bedias, Myrna and Raymond Harringston of Leggett, Malia and Ernest Guest of Bedias and Donna Grogan of Lufkin; uncles and aunts, Charles Crawford of Livingston, Ronnie and Valerie Grogan of Lufkin, Larry and Linda Grogan of Lufkin and Mike Grogan of Lufkin and numerous cousins.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Claude Baxter
HEWITT – Claude Baxter, 80, of Hewitt died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 22, at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Donna Ware officiating. Graveside and military services were held Monday, April 23, at Menard Chapel Cemetery in Livingston.
Mr. Baxter was born June 6, 1926 in Goodrich to Claude and Ada M. McAdams Baxter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 106 Infantry Company C. He was a self-employed plumber, owned Northcrest Manor Mobile Home Park and was a member of Bellmead Masonic Lodge 1329, Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite and the Shriners, American Legion, VFW and the First United Methodist Church of Hewitt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and three sisters.
Survivors include his daughters, Betty Geraldine Bullard of Port Arthur, Karen Rene Gorman of Washington, Sheryl Armstrong of Plano and Connie Rasbery of Gun Barrel City; sons, Gary Barris of Port Arthur and Michael R. Barris of Wimberly; sister, Alice Nell Howell of Livingston; brothers, Louis Burrell Baxter of Livingston and Alford Lee Baxter of Conroe and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Hewitt.

Cordell Freeman
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Cordell Freeman, 19, were held Saturday, April 21, 2007, in Faith Temple Evangelistic Center in Corrigan, with Elder Lonnie Freeman officiating. Burial followed in Kibbiefield Cemetery in Marston.
He was born Sept. 1, 1987 in Lufkin, the son of Gwendolyn Freeman and Ricky Dosia, and died April 11.
He grew up with his parents in the Corrigan community and attended Corrigan Elementary School. Later in life, they moved to Houston. Cordell graduated from Humble High School on May 20, 2006. He was very active in basketball during all of his school years.
Survivors include his mother and father, Gwendolyn Freeman and Ricky Dosia of Houston; sisters, Erica Freeman Dosia and Zamayia Dosia, both of Houston; grandmothers, Lola B. Jones of Corrigan and Eva Sanders of Leggett; aunts, Dale Jessie (Elliot) and Dalphine Freeman, both of Houston, Shawn Hood (Junior), Stephanie Jones (Eric) and Angela Jones (Dana), all of Lufkin, Della Colquitt (Frank) of Corrigan and Anita Wyatt (Melvin) of Leggett; special aunt-in-law, Karen Taylor of Houston; uncles, Curtis Jones (MaKenzie) of Houston, Calvin Taylor of Houston and Alvin Taylor, Connie Ray Burch and Terry Burch, all of Leggett; girlfriend, Shay; special friends and cousins, Calvin Jr., PJ, Jbo, Frank, Muffy, Tamaneke, Booger, NeNe, Kiara, Bonquisha, Tee, KJ, Jasmine, Chris and Diamond and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Delvin Davis, Chad Barlow, Mario Johnson, Eric Smotherman, Dana Ceasers and Alvin Taylor II. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Dosia, Curtis Jones, Calvin Taylor, Alvin Taylor, Terry Taylor and Connie Ray Burch.
Paradise Funeral Home, Houston, was in charge of arrangements.

Michael Coleman
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Michael Coleman, 48, were held Tuesday, April 24, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Landrum officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery.
Mr. Coleman died Saturday, April 21, in Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin.
He was born Jan. 7, 1959 in Livingston, the son of Bill and Eula Kimes Coleman. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christy Lee Coleman and stepfather, W.H. Gay.
Survivors include his father, Bill Coleman of Goodrich; mother, Eula Gay of Goodrich; stepmom, Dorothy Sanders of Goodrich; aunt, Jeanette Coleman of Goodrich; uncle, Pete Kimes of Onalaska; brothers, Richard Coleman of Goodrich, Ronnie Gay of Mountainview, Colo. and James Gay of Mountainview, Colo.; sisters, Lisa Blackerby of Goodrich, Kathy Moore of Livingston, Linda Stanislaw of Kingwood, Janet Hatton of Livingston and Dottie Arnold of New Caney; nephews, Christopher Gay, Chaz Lewis, Jeremy Valderez, Richard Coleman Jr., Josh Moore, Michael Arnold, Danny Arnold and James W. Gay Jr. and nieces, Cassie Lewis, Jennifer Greene, Kayla Coleman, Kelsey Coleman, Lauren Moore, Ellery Stanislaw, Lori Stubbs, Tammi Gay and Kim Olson.
Pallbearers were Johnny Ray Yancy, Mike Hatton, Christopher Gay, Santos Torres, Jeremy Valderez, Stanley Kimes, Preston Kimes and Randy Hughen. Honorary pallbearers were Chaz Lewis, Sammy Joe Hughen Jr., Paul Valderez, James Thomas Booth, Raymond Byrd, Adam Valderez, Josh Valderez, Bill Kotterman, Caleb Highlander, Richard Coleman Sr. and Richard Coleman Jr.

Marian “Mickie” Kohl
LIVINGSTON -- Marian "Mickie" Rogers Kohl, 98, of Livingston died April 23, 2007.
She was born in Wapello, Iowa on Dec. 1, 1908. She grew up and lived in eastern Iowa where she attended Mount Vernon local schools and Cedar Rapids Business College. She was a lifetime member of the Women's Society of the Methodist Church (WSCS). She also taught the Sunday nursery class of the Mount Vernon, Iowa Methodist Church for 23 years. She also was a member and past matron of the Order of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Kohl was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Walter E. Kohl; parents, James and Carrie Leslie Rogers and one brother, Bruce Rogers.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith Steiner and husband Richard; grandsons, David Steiner and wife Maria and James Steiner and wife Diane and three great grandchildren, Sarah, Eric and Juliana Steiner.
The family requests donations be made on her behalf to the American Red Cross or a charity of your choice. Graveside services will be held in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Iowa.
To view the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

Archie Smedley
LIVINGSTON – Archie Smedley, 52, died April 23, 2007.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 27, in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Howard Daniels officiating.  Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery.
Mr. Smedley was born in Cleveland and was self-employed as a handyman most of his life.  He was known as “a Jack of all trades” and as someone who loved everyone he met, never met a stranger and loved to play cards and dominoes.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, F.M. and Lula Young Smedley; his sister, Presila Smedley and grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Young.
He is survived by his sister, Francis Thorne and spouse Robert of Goodrich; nieces, Mary Eaton of Goodrich, Sarina Voegeli of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Ruby and spouse Mark Monteaux of Goodrich; great-nieces and nephews, Heather Eaton, Chelsea Eaton and Jimmy and Kayla Monteaux; one great-great-nephew, Justin Eaton and special friends, Timothy Johnson, Joey Smith and Angel Miller.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

Earnest Lee Thomas
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Earnest Lee Thomas, 80, of Livingston were held Thursday, April 26, 2007, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, with Dr. Sandra Jackson officiating. Interment followed in St. Andrews Cemetery in Onalaska.
Mr. Thomas died April 23 in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
He was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Bellville. He married the late Minnie Thomas in 1958. Mr. Thomas was retired from Trans Con Trucking Col and was a Methodist.
Survivors include his sister-in-law, Frankie White of Livingston; two brothers, Rev. Eddie Thomas and David Thomas (Pat), all of Houston; first cousin, Robbie Moore of Houston and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Willie White, Otto Lyons, Donald White, Howard Anderson and Robert Banks. Honorary pallbearers were James Phillips I and James Phillips II.
Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Jean Richardson
LIVINGSTON -- Dorothy Jean Richardson, 78, of Livingston died on Saturday, April 21, 2007.
A memorial service was held in her honor on Thursday, April 26, 2007, in the Pace Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Ted Buxton officiating.
Mrs. Richardson was born in Chicago Ill. on November 21, 1928 to parents Ed and Elsie Brand Schmidt. Throughout her life she was known to be an excellent cook, as well as having a love for animals of all types, and found a special joy in painting.
 She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Glen Richardson; son, Anthony Restelli; one sister, Shirley Peterson and a host of extended family and friends.
 In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations in Dorothy’s honor to the Polk County SPCA, the Memorial Point Civic Club or another charity of your choice.
 To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.


 

 





 



 

 

 

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