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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries

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KING
CLEVELAND – Johnny N. King, 72, of Goodrich died Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 25, at Wells Cemetery in Cleveland, with burial following. Johnny was born Jan. 1, 1939 in Texas City, the son of Cecil and Kathleen King. A former resident of Texas City, he had resided in Goodrich for the past nine years. He was a graduate of Texas City High School Class of 1957, a re-tired technician in the oil field in-dustry and enjoyed fishing, wood-working and watching westerns. Mr. King was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Rosie Ackholm and Viva Richter. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Claudia Welch King of Goo-drich; son, Michael King and wife Terri of Goodrich; daughter, Patri-cia King of Goodrich; brother-in-law, Rocky Welch of Goodrich; grandchildren, Thomas Lee King, John Michael King and Sarah Re-nee King; great-grandchild, Landon Alexander King; his dog, Coco and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Pace-Stancil Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

JORDAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Michael Cole Jordan, 21, of Livingston were held Monday, May 23, 2011, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Gerald Morris officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ground Cemetery in Woodville. Pallbearers were Jon Oates, Da-vid Jordan, Adam Patschke, Tho-mas Lauhoff, Tyler Lauhoff, Lane Lauhoff, Dewayne Oates and Tyler Shipman. Honorary pllbearers were Travis McCreight, Randy McCreight, Dewayne Sisk, Jimmy Kenneth Shipman and Lee Jordan. He was born March 31, 1990 in Lufkin, the son of Terry Lynn Jor-dan and Elizabeth Janette McCreight Arndt, and died May 20, 2011 in Livingston. He is pre-ceded in death by his grandfather, Bobby Jordan. He is survived by Rylee Jordan, daughter, of Livingston; Liz and Tom Arndt, mother and stepfather, of Pflugerville; Terry and Marsha Jordan, father and stepmother, of Livingston; Emily and Adam Patschke, sister and brother-in-law, of Livingston; Jillian Patschke, niece, of Livingston; Sam and Myr-tie McCreight, grandparents, of Livingston; Betty and James Stan-ley, grandmother and step-grandfather, of Livingston; JoAnn and Dewayne Oates, aunt and un-cle, of Livingston; Randy and Tru-dy McCreight, uncle and aunt, of Rye; Debbie Johnson, aunt, of Li-vingston; David and Connie Jor-dan, uncle and aunt, of Spurger; Jessica, Jon and Tony Oates, cou-sins, of Livingston; Kenneth and Christina Shipman and Travis McCreight, cousins, of Livingston; Bonnie Williams, cousin, of Con-roe; Melissa Johnson, Nolly John-son and Debbie Oxford, cousins, of Livingston; Samantha Garcia, cousin, of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; Angela Faust, cousin, of Sils-bee; Nathan Arndt, stepbrother, of Pflugerville; Helena Suess, step-sister, of Houston; Tyler Lauhoff, stepbrother, of Livingston; Thomas Lauhoff, stepbrother, of Livings-ton; Macie Lauhoff, stepsister, of Livingston; Lane Lauhoff, step-brother, of Livingston; Arthur and Florence Arndt, step-grandparents, of Denver; Buck and Martha John-son, step-grandparents, of Livings-ton and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BARTON
HUNTSVILLE -- Joyce Kelley Barton, 69, of Point Blank died on Friday, May 20, 2011, in Houston. Joyce was born Feb. 19, 1942 in Hamburg, Ark., to Earnest and Edith Reid Kelley. She was a long-time member of Revival Center Church of God in Onalaska. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Herman Lee Barton Sr.; daughters, Lavinia Sue Hamilton and Jacque Danielle Barton; sons, Herman Lee Barton Jr., Billy Wayne Barton and Brian David Barton; sisters, Mary Kelley Hilyer, Dorothy Kelley Calderon, Rose Kelley Harrington and Eunice Jean Miller; brothers, Charles Lavelle Wilson, Earnest Ardley Kelley and James Courtney Kelley; grandchil-dren, William Ted Helmer Jr., Jes-sica Lee Helmer, Meshelle Lee Hamilton, Cody Melvin Barton, Jinne Li Barton, Stephanie Chris-tine Ritchey, Tiffany Ann Marie Carter, Brian David Barton Jr. and Kristina Paige Barton and great-grandchildren, Tara Renee Helmer, Audra Nicole Helmer, Misty Rose Helmer and Sadie Nicole Carter. Joyce was preceded in death by her sister, Ida Nell Kelley Turnbow. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 25, at Revival Center Church of God in Ona-laska. Interment followed in Mount Capers Cemetery in Oak-hurst. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lavinia Sue Hamilton for Joyce Barton. Huntsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

BULLER
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Joe Hollis Buller, 61, of Kirbyville were held Monday, May 23, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Honorary pallbearers were David Warrner, Jimmy Parham, Denton Maze, Darren McKee, Johnny Johnson, Rex Minter, David Bechett, Ed Smith, Jimmy Mouille, Cary Bailey, Don Williams, Tommy Dobbs, Horace Duff, Lamare Duff, Harry Thompson and Rob Bailey. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make donations to the charity of your choice. He was born March 18, 1950 in Port Arthur, the son of John Hodge Buller and Kathyeen Bond Buller, and died May 19, 2011 in Kirbyville. He is survived by John and Ethel Buller, father and stepmother, of Starks, La.; Kathyeen Buller, mother, of Port Arthur; Lance Buller, son, of Kirbyville; Reid Rowe, son, of Bridge City; Tracy Orn, daughter, of Livingston; Leslie Buller, daughter, of Conroe; Vicki Buller, wife and friend of 32 years, of Kirbyville; grandchildren, Jacob Rowe, Allison Rowe, Kaylea Rowe, Kaleb Buller, Kain Buller, Eli Buller, Tanner Orn, Taryn Orn and Lucas Rabon; brother, Ronald Hodge Buller; sister, Glenda Royer and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

JACOBSON
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial ser-vices for Steven Russell Jacobson, 62, of Livingston were held Satur-day, May 21, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Mike Mayhugh officiating. He was born May 17, 1948 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Russell H. Jacobson and Helen Lazzlo Jacob-son, and died May 13, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, William De-chambre. He is survived by Candy Jacob-son, wife, of Livingston; Eric and Bethany Jacobson, son and daugh-ter-in-law, of Nacogdoches; Jack and Jan Jacobson, brother and sister-in-law, of Chicago, Ill.; Cyn-thia Dechambre, sister-in-law, of Harrison, Ark.; Beverly Decham-bre, mother-in-law, of Spring; Donovan Dechambre, nephew, of Spring; Dylan and Cindy Dechambre, nephew and wife, of Harrison, Ark.; Teryn Jacobson, niece, of Chicago, Ill.; Kaylen Jacobson, niece, of San Francisco and a host of grand-nieces and grand-nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Polk County Relay for life or the First United Method-ist Church of Livingston’s Child-ren’s Department in memory of Steven. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BURCH
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Ruby Jean Burch, 66, of Cor-rigan will be held at 1 p.m. Satur-day, May 28, 2011, at Providence Baptist Church in Leggett, with the Rev. Donald Vance officiating. Burial will follow in Carrington Cemetery in Seven Oaks. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Charles Mortuary Chapel. Mrs. Burch died May 20, 2011 at her residence in Corrigan. She was born July 2, 1944 in Moscow, the daughter of Charlie and Margerine Burch Sr. She at-tended Dunbar High School in Li-vingston and had been employed by Texas Home Health. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann Burch; son, Curtis Ray Burch; two grandchildren; five sisters, Doris Davis (Daniel), Alice Benton, Everine Sanders, Mary Lee Chatmon and Rosie Lee Burch; brother, Lonnie Burch (Virginia); three aunts, Josephine Dewalt, Ro-sie Lee McGowen and Mammie Lee Banks; uncle, Milton Mays (Roxy) and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Pallbearers will be Alvin Taylor II, Corey Dirden, Garland Knigh-ton, Lawrence Knighton, Dean Wyatt and Marlon Livingston. Ho-norary pallbearers will be Curtis Burch, Lonnie Burch, Calvin Tay-lor, Alvin Taylor, Ricky Dosia, Conny Burch and Marshall Col-quitt. Charles Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

CHAVERS
LIVINGSTON -- Oscar Lee Chavers III, born Nov. 15, 1943 in Baytown, died May 23, 2011 in Ace at the age of 67. He was the son of Oscar Lee and Su-san Ethel Sterling Chavers Jr., both deceased. He is survived by his stepfather and stepmother, Jessie and Dorothy Troutman. Mr. Chavers retired from the U.S. Navy after three tours in Vietnam and 20 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Donna Lynn Chavers and son, Brandon Chavers of Ace; daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Dolan Simmons Sr. of Connecticut; daughter, Sonya Flagg of Rhode Island; daughter, Emi Chavers of Connecticut; stepson and wife, Jaime and Stephanie Daniel; stepdaughter, Rachel Promtree; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on May 28 at the First Baptist Church of Wild Coun-try. Pastors Donald Martin and Paul Boyd will officiate. Graveside services will be held at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston. The time has not been determined yet.

COSTELLOW
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Betty Costellow, 79, of Livingston were held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Goodrich Methodist Church in Goodrich, with the Rev. Pam Howard officiating. She was born Dec. 27, 1931 in Lawton, Okla., the daughter of John LeMaster and Agnes Elliott, and died May 18, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard C. Costellow. She is survived by her friend, Don Rodgers of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HOLLOMAN
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Lina Verneice Deloach Holloman, 85, was held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church in Blanchard, pastored by the Rev. Keith Johnson. The Rev. W. Jernigan of Outreach Ministries Church of Christ officiated. Interment followed in St. Andrews Cemetery in Onalaska. She was born March 23, 1926 in the Blanchard/Onalaska community of Polk County, the first child of Sampson Deloach and Elcerena Harden Deloach, and died May 15, 2011 in Livingston. Lina was affectionately known as “Madea,” “Mama,” “Sista,” “LV” or “Aunt V.” She confessed Christ at an early age at Kickapoo Baptist Church, where the Rev. Edgar Johnson was pastor. Lina had a talent for singing and would sing at special services and programs when requested by her school instructor. She also participated in the church choir and one of her favorite songs was “This Little Light of Mine.” She received her early education in Polk County schools. She later moved to Houston and received her diploma from Phyllis Wheatley High School in 1944. She continued her education at Erma Hughes College and completed her requirements. LV had an entrepreneurial spirit and landed a major job at Barnhill and Taylor Insurance Co. in 1946. She was the first “black” secretary in the Fannin Building in downtown Houston. Later, the insurance company’s lease was not renewed when it was discovered the company had hired a black. The company moved and she continued to work for them a few more years. In 1947, she married Clint Holloman II. Later, she completed her requirements in beauty school and opened her own business in the Fifth Ward community. She had a gift of accenting young ladies’ beauty through her special, creative hair styles. She continued to work until she moved back to Livingston.. She was preceded in death by her parents; niece, Latonya Joy Anderson and her cousin/sister, Marie Harris. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Clemmie and Robert Coleman of Portland, Ore.; son and daughter-in-law, Clint III and Leslie Carter Holloman of Onalaska; son, Reno Sorrell Holloman of Liberty; son, Nathaniel Holloman of Houston; daughter, Ester Rena Holloman of Beaumont; son, Alexander Holloman of Beaumont; son, Sampson Deloach of Kansas City, Mo.; sister, Odell Anderson of Houston; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 17 nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends, including those at Pine Ridge Health Care and special caregivers. Active pallbearers were Clint Holloman III, Reno Holloman, Nathaniel Holloman, Alexander Holloman, Sampson Deloach and Joe Rollins Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Robinett, Cedrick Robinett, Willie Cunningun, Martin Houston, Myron L. Anderson, James M. Lucas and Great Holloman. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

AINSWORTH
LIVINGSTON -- Lois Marie Ainsworth, 85, longtime resident of Livingston, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in Pasadena. Mrs. Ainsworth was born in Lo-velady on Jan. 19, 1926. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Ainsworth; her son, Billy Ainsworth and parents, Owen Frank and Ora Lucas Straughan. Her survivors include five grand-children, William Ainsworth, Mi-chael Ainsworth, Jeffery Ainsworth, Daniel Ainsworth and Danielle Ainsworth; her sister, Dorothy Straughan of Pasadena; 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Friday, May 20, at Pace Funeral Home in Li-vingston Graveside services fol-lowed in Peebles Cemetery, with Bro. Jeff Pipes officiating. To sign the guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

DEW
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside ser-vices for George Dew, 83, of Li-vingston will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst, with the Rev. Willie Jernigan officiating. He was born Aug. 28, 1927 in Houston, the son of Thomas Dew and Bernice Davidson Dew, and died May 19, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his par-ents; wife, Virginia Dew and son, Tommy Dew. He is survived by daughters, Ei-leen Roberts of Livingston and Paula Nordt of Needville; sisters, Louise Stewart of Greenwood, Ark. and Joanne Cumnock of McAllen; brother, Gene Dew of Rosenburg; grandchildren, Dustin Nordt, Eric Nordt, Rachel Nordt, Damon Ro-berts and Jennie Roberts; extended grandchildren, Spencer Wenner-mark, Jordan Wennermark, Bradley Bowns, Nicolle Noske, Clint Hudson, Breanna Provost, Taylor Haynes, H.P. Dodge and Jacklyn Dodge and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BLALOCK
CORRIGAN -- Graveside ser-vices for James Hildred Blalock, 91, of Lufkin were held on Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Holhausen-Darby Cemetery in Moscow, with Bro. Ronnie Frankens officiating. Interment followed. Mr. Blalock was born Dec. 28, 1919 in Kenard and died Thurs-day, May 12, 2011, in Lufkin. He was employed as a carpenter for Temple-Inland and was a Bapt-ist by faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Steve Jackson and Neacy Jane (Kelsey) Blalock; sis-ter, Myrtle Kennedy; brothers, John Blalock, Albert Blalock, Carol Bla-lock and Louis Blalock; half-sisters, Lena Blalock, Lilly, Stella and Sevilla and half-brother, Will Blalock. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law,: James and Doro-thy Blalock of Stafford, Larry and Carol Blalock of Shongaloo, La., Ricky and Sharon Blalock of Somerville, Ohio and David and Jill Blalock of Lufkin; daughters and son-in-law: Wanda and Bobby Patterson of Blanchard, La. and Jamie Blalock of Nacogdoches; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

JACOBSON
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Steven Russell Jacobson, 62, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Mike Mayhugh officiating. He was born May 17, 1948 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Russell H. Jacobson and Helen Lazzlo Jacobson, and died May 13, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents and William Dechambre, brother in law. He is survived by Candy Jacobson, wife, of Livingston; Eric and Bethany Jacobson, son and daughter-in-law, of Nacogdoches; Jack and Jan Jacobson, brother and sister-in-law, of Chicago, Ill.; Cynthia Dechambre, sister-in-law, of Harrison, Ark.; Beverly Dechambre, mother-in-law, of Spring; Donovan Dechambre, nephew, of Spring; Dylan and Cindy Dechambre, nephew and wife, of Harrison, Ark.; Teryn Jacobson, niece, of Chicago, Ill.; Kaylen Jacobson, niece, of San Francisco and a host of grandnieces and grandnephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Polk County Relay For Life, in memory of James Jacobson, 393 West Ridge Park, Livingston, TX 77351 or the First United Methodist Church of Livingston’s Children’s Department P.O. Box 1638, Livingston, TX 77351. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BROCK
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Michael Clayton Brock, 58, of Corrigan will be at 10 a.m. Thurs-day, May 19, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Rick Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Holhausen-Darby Cemetery in Moscow. Mr. Brock was born June 20, 1952 in Moscow and died Friday, May 13, 2011, in Corrigan. He attended Sam Houston Uni-versity and SFA and received a degree in criminal justice. He was a police officer for 28 years for the University Park division in Dallas, and held the rank of captain when he retired. He enjoyed golf, landscaping, loved life in general and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He is pre-ceded in death by his father, Louis Clayton Brock and half-brother, David Holt. He is survived by his mother, Marguerite Dorsett Brock of Luf-kin; sons, Clayton Brock of Arling-ton and David Michael Brock of Dallas; daughters, Courtney Brock of Weatherford and Adrianne Brock of Arlington; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Kay Brock; sisters, Rita Wright of Cor-rigan, Martha Chapman and Mar-garet Ann Brock, and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Dennis Brock, Andy McCollum, Clay Brock, Jim Davis, Tim Bryan and David Cook. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARKS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Melba Lou Marks, 83, of Livingston will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday May 19, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. David Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers will be Drew Hamilton, Wyndell Hamilton, John Sprott, Boyd Dueboay, Eddie Brown and Sam Burk. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Hughes, Mark Hughes, Hershel E. Hughes Jr. and Lloyd Hughes Jr. She was born Nov. 16, 1927 in Polk County, the daughter of Hubert A. Hughes Sr., and Ava Walters Hughes, and died May 16, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Wyndell Hamilton; second husband, Percy Bergeron; son, Van Hamilton and brother, James Hughes. She is survived by Lewis Marks, husband, of Livingston; Randy and Terri Hamilton, son and daughter-in-law, of Trinity; Wyndell and LeAnn Hamilton; grandson and wife; Drew and Mary Hamilton, grandson and wife; Ginger and Sam Burk, granddaughter and husband; Hudson Hamilton, great-grandson; Andrew Burk, great-grandson; H.E. and Eloise Hughes Jr., brother and sister-in-law, of San Antonio; Bobby Hughes, brother, of Livingston; Pat and Bob Hasselback, sister and brother-in-law, of Livingston; Hershel and Connie Hughes, brother and sister-in-law, of Texas City; Lloyd Hughes Sr., brother, of Alvin; Polly-Wogs, special niece and caregiver, and numerous other nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

FISHER
LIVINGSTON -- Linda Carol Fisher, born July 7, 1942 in Hou-ston, died on May 15, 2011 in Con-roe at the age of 68 years. Linda was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church and a mem-ber of the Eastern Star. Her loving family includes daughter, Chris Rodriguez and fiancé Gilbert Escalon; daughter-in-law, Nancy Annette Fisher; grandchildren, Wayne Allen Fisher, Stephanie Lee Fisher, Carol Lucille Fisher, Priscilla Lynne Rodriguez and Christopher Adam Rodriguez and great-grandchildren, Shawn Michael Allen Fisher and Spencer Ryan Fisher. Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Arlie Ray and Ruby Lu-cille Gardner Rogers; son, Rodney Wayne Fisher; brother, Arlie Ray Rogers Jr. and sister, Billie Yvonne Maxey. Services were held Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Jay Hill officiat-ing. Burial followed in East Sandy Cemetery in New Waverly. To sign the guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

KYNE
LIVINGSTON -- Maryanne Agnes Kyne, 76, died on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at The Bradford at Brookside Nursing Home in Li-vingston. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 16, 1935 to Thomas and Veronica Clark Kyne. Maryanne was a resident of Livingston for the past four years and spent the last two at The Bradford at Brookside. She is survived by her two sisters, Patricia R. Hill and spouse Harry and Veronica Kyne; nieces and nephews, Harry, Alana, Leah, Deanna and Thomas and great-nieces and nephews, Jordan, Ryan, Kylie, Kendall, Ben, Will, Andrew, Chloe and Ethan. Preceding her in death are her parents, Thomas and Veronica Kyne. A celebration of life was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 17. To sign the online guestbook go to www.pacefuneral.com.

BRASWELL
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Herrell Gene Braswell, 68, of Livingston were held Friday, May 13, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Brookside Cemetery in Houston. Pallbearers were Chris Glaser, Douglas Green, Ed Collins, Caleb Shirley, John Robinson and Joe Robinson. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Green, Billy Kelly, Greg Shirley, Jimmy Clay and Robert Grigar. He was born Sept. 24, 1942 in Eva, Ala., the son of H.B. and Opal Smith Braswell, and died May 11, 2011 in Cleveland. He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Betty Robinson; first wife of 20 years, Shirley Braswell; stepdaughter, Patricia Collins and second wife of 15 years, Dodie Braswell. He is survived by his stepdaughters, Dianna Kelly of Clinton, La. and Cheryl Shirley of Wimberly; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MCCLANAHAN
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Randall Ives McClanahan Jr., 60, of Houston were held Saturday, May 14, 2011, in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston, with Cecil Rix officiating. He was born March 17, 1951 in Houston, the son of Randall McClanahan Sr., and Helen Lively McClanahan, and died May 8, 2011 in Houston. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by Helen McClanahan, mother, of Houston; Susan McClanahan Lott and husband Bruce, sister and brother-in-law, of Houston; Lisa Bean and husband Chris, niece and husband, of Denton; Peyton David Bean, great-nephew and Pressley Elizabeth Bean, great-niece. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LEWIS
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Rose Evelyn Lewis, 69, of Goodrich were held Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Livingston Church of God in Christ, with Elder Joshua James officiating. Interment followed in Victory Place Beautiful Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis was born Dec. 24, 1941 in Shreveport, La., the daughter of Joe and Jessie Turner Cannon, and died May 5, 2011 in Lufkin. She was a member of the Church of God in Christ. Survivors include her daughter, Annette Lewis of Goodrich; two sons, Johnathan Lewis of Louisiana and Andres Lewis of Modesto, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five brothers, Leo Cannon of Miami, Fla., Robert Cannon of Sacramento, Calif., John Cannon of Little Rock, Ark. and Joseph and Fred Cannon, both of Shreveport, La.; four sisters, Effie Woodard (L.C.), Jean Stewart and Ora Cannon, all of Shreveport, La. and Lottie Hatchett of Chicago, Ill. and a host of other relatives and friends. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Willie Alzettie Johnson, 98, of Woodville were held Saturday, May, 14, 2011, at Shiloh Methodist Church in Moscow, with the Rev. Twine officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Shiloh Cemetery in Mos-cow. Mrs. Johnson was born on Oct. 12, 1912 in the Palestine communi-ty in Polk County, and died May 10, 2011 in Tyler County Hospital in Woodville. Mrs. Johnson was secretary in the medical field. She was a mem-ber of Shiloh Methodist Church in Moscow. She is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Johnson; sons, John Jackson, Robert Ray Darden, Lawrence Reagie Sr. and Lonnie Blue Johnson; sisters, Maude Barnes and Lee Ethel Egans and granddaughter, Bridgette Rawls. She is survived by her grandchil-dren, Lawson Jackson (Pamela) of Livingston, Jonathan Jackson of Houston, Wallace Jackson of Hou-ston, John Moye (Tracy) of Li-vingston, Johnny Ray Reagie of Chester, Lawrence Reagie Jr. of Chester, Opal Watson of Houston, Barbette Jackson of Houston, Shu-nita Withers (Ricky) of Livingston, Lena B. Freeman (Larry) of Hou-ston, Tina Black of Dallas, Frankie Moye of Houston, Shana Burrell of Dallas, Dedria Smith of Houston and Berretta Hubert (Wayne); spe-cial daughter, Sandra Wright of Woodville; nieces and nephews, Robert Williams, Albert Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Eugene Johnson, Linda Cavanaugh and Anna Young and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Cedric Jackson, Fredrick Stephens, Cedric Brooks, John Marshall Jr., Chris Hall and Lync Cavanaugh. Honorary pall-bearers were her grandsons. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

BOHANAN
CORRIGAN -- Graveside ser-vices for Eula Elizabeth Coward Bohanan, 95, of Houston were held on Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Union Springs Cemetery in Corri-gan, with Bro. Ralph Johnston officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Bohanan was born Jan. 11, 1916 in Goodrich and died Tues-day, May 3, 2011, in Houston. She was employed as a second grade teacher at Houston Indepen-dent School District for many years and was a charter member of Wil-low Meadows Baptist Church in Houston. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolu-tion. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Jefferson and Mar-garet Lucinda Coward and sisters, Alcine Hubbard and Muriel Her-ring. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret B. and Charles Wise of Houston; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Bryan McNeal, Todd Roby, Jay White, Jerry Mat-tiza, Jimmy Hubbard, Jeffery Hub-bard, Lewis Herring and Keith Her-ring. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Walters and Charles Stanley Walters. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Willow Meadows Bapt-ist Church Hymnal Fund. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WIGGINS
LIVINGSTON -- Bessie Lee Wiggins, 99, of Livingston died on May 4, 2011 in Lufkin. Bessie came to Polk County in 1925 and became a member of the Providence Baptist Church. Her survivors include her son, Bobby Lee Wiggins; daughter, Virginia Hodges and spouse John; sister, Minnie Jacobs Owens; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Preceding her in death are her husband, Edward Wiggins; two sisters and two brothers. A celebration of Bessie’s life was held Saturday, May 7, at Pace Fu-neral Home. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

BASS
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Howard Charles Bass, 70, of Huntington were held Saturday, May 7, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. He was born June 5, 1940 in Houston, the son of Ivan Earl Bass and Ruth Iline Johnson Bass, and died May 3, 2011 at his home in Huntington. He is survived by Paula Bass, wife, of Huntington; Earl and Letty Bass, brother and sister-in-law, of Houston; Tammy Barta, daughter, of Huntington; James Barta, son, of Houston; J.L. Steelman, father-in-law, of Onalaska; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous sisters-in-law and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

NEWTON
LIVINGSTON -- Patricia Jean Newton, born July 17, 1957 in Pa-sadena, Texas, died on May 4, 2011 in Conroe at the age of 53. Patricia’s family includes hus-band, Bill Newton; son, Shaun Newton; parents, Joe and Joan Brady and sister, Barbara Ann. She is preceded in death by one brother, Joseph (Buddy) Brady. Funeral arrangements were han-dled by Pace Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

HOGAN
ONALASKA -- Memorial services for Elizabeth Ann Manasco Hogan, 54, of Livingston were held Friday May 6, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, J.C. Cribbs and Rodney Cater officiating. She was born May 17, 1957 in New Jersey, the daughter of Arthur Cottrell and Pauline Wallace Cottrell. She is survived by her mother, Pauline Bray; sons, Donald Burks, Rondald Nickless and Dennis Nickless; brothers, Steven Joseph Eribarne, Allen Cottrell, Arty Cottrell and Paul Cottrell; sisters, Mary Brooks and Cindy Heart; daughters-in-law, Shantelle Burks, Jennifer Nickless and Jenny Nickless and grandchildren, Austin Burks, Karin Burks, Daisy Nickless, Dakota Nickless and Dixie Nickless. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BLACKMON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Michael Norman Blackmon, 60, of Livingston, were held Sunday, May 1, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. David Jones, the Rev. Winkie Johnson and the Rev. John Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Bobby Gokey, Raymond Denton, James Higginbotham, Tom Clifton, Lonnie Lewis, Kenny Roberds, Larry Roberds, Ray Roberds and Randy Tochet. Honorary pallbearers were the South Polk County Volunteer Fire Department, Tommy Arrington and Ray Harsey. He was born June 17, 1950 in Livingston, the son of William Norman Blackmon and Carrie Roberds Blackmon, and died April 28, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents and one son. Mr. Blackmon was the past fire chief for the South Polk County Volunteer Fire Department, an ordained minister at the Ace Baptist Church and loved to garden. He is survived by Sherry Blackmon, wife, of Livingston; Scott and Robin Blackmon, son and daughter-in-law, of Livingston; Amy and Harold Steagall, daughter and son-in-law, of Livingston; Travis and Jennifer Blackmon, son and daughter-in-law, of Livingston; Michael and Brenda Blackmon Jr., son and daughter-in-law, of Cypress Springs; Shelley and John Libhart, daughter and son-in-law, of Wortham; Betsy Drew, sister, of Liberty and grandchildren, Reagan, Ross, Cassadi, J.W., Paige, Eli, Sean, Emily, Jacob, Wyatt, Lauren, Amber, Elisha, Zachary, Drew and Hailey . Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ALEXANDER
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Butch Alexander, 66, of Onalaska were held Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the First Assembly Of God in Onalaska, with the Rev. W.D. Allen, the Rev. Don Wilson and the Rev. Phillip Halstead officiating. Interment followed in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. He was born Nov. 2, 1944 in Quanah, the son of Horace M. Alexander and Corrina Joy Johnson Alexander, and died April 29, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his father, Horace Alexander; his stepmother and aunts and uncles. He is survived by Diane Alexander, wife, of Onalaska; Michelle and Bobby Cates, daughter and son-in-law, of Spring; Lisa and Doug McClure, daughter and son-in-law, of Irving; Gary and Kelly Verwold, son and daughter-in-law, of Cypress; Joe and Colleen Alexander, brother and sister-in-law, of Sugarland; Carlos Garcia, brother, of Livingston; David Garcia, brother, of Texas City; Sharon Green, sister, of Dallas; Sandy and Grayland Tarpley, sister and brother-in-law, of Florida; Joy Smith, mother, of Florida and grandchildren, Chelsea Verwold, Brittanie, Curbow, Siara McClure, Emilie Garcia, Shara McClure, Shaylee McClure, Joseph McClure and Jayce McClure. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

POPE
LIVINGSTON – George Carl “G.C.” Pope, born June 22, 1924 in Saratoga to Ernest Carl and Emma Lee Allen Pope, died on April 29, 2011 in Livingston at the age of 86 years. G.C.’s loving family includes his wife of 63 years Neoma Estelle Sellers Pope of Point Blank; daugh-ter, Lisa Long and son-in-law Ver-non of Lake Jackson; son, Carl Pope of Point Blank; grandchil-dren, Kate Hollingsworth, Abigail Long, Ashley Howard, Allison Hintze and Lorren Delozier; two great-grandchildren, Elliot and Emmalin Hintze; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by their daughter, Carla Tanya Delozi-er and two brothers, Joe Cleveland and W.B.E. Pope. G.C. was a vet-eran of the United States Navy (Seabees) and a member of Cedar Bayou Baptist Church in Baytown. He began a career with Exxon Baytown Refinery and retired as a shift superintendent after 34 years. He was the founding president and a member of Pope’s Hunting Club of the Big Thicket, where he loved hunting with his faithful friends. Most of all, he was known as a devoted husband and father. A celebration of G.C.’s life was held Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Pace Funeral Home, with Paul Wood-worth officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Woodville Magnolia Cemetery. Pallbearers were Archie Doyle Martin, David Smith, Josh Smith, John Hollingsworth, Derek Hintze and Vernon Long. Online condo-lences may be sent to pacefuner-al.com. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

CASEY
FRIENDSWOOD -- Virginia Lee Medley Casey, 86, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at her home in Friendswood, surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was born Feb. 5, 1925 in St. Mary’s, W. Va., where she grew up and graduated from high school. She attended Marietta Col-lege in Ohio for two years before she married her high school sweetheart, Clarence Casey, in 1945. After raising her three children, Virginia returned to college to pur-sue a degree in education and fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. She graduated from the University of Houston, and for the next 15 years taught at Santa Fe High School. After living in various lo-cations including California and Puerto Rico, they retired to Li-vingston, Texas. In 2006 they relo-cated to Friendswood. Virginia was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of Eastern Star for over 50 years. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and Chase Smeeks. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Clarence Casey; brother, Chase Smeeks and wife Traudy; daughter, Linda Jorgensen and husband Kraig of Moses Lake, Wash.; son, Steve Casey and wife Renee of Dickinson; daughter, Midge Davis and husband Ron of Friendswood; grandchildren, Chris-topher Jorgensen and wife Lisa, Erin Jorgensen and husband Einar Steinarsson, Megan Gregson and husband Jason, Bryan Casey, Mat-thew Shook and friend Leticia Tre-vino, Marc Bigley, Sarah Hein-baugh and husband Jimmy, Derek Davis, and Ronell Humble and husband Greg; 10 great-grandchildren; a host of treasured family and friends. The funeral service was held Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Friendswood United Methodist Church, Friendswood, with the Rev. Rosemary Dubois officiating. Graveside services will be con-ducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Pallbearers are grandsons, Chris-topher Jorgensen, Bryan Casey, Jason Gregson, Matthew Shook, Marc Bigley, Derek Davis and ne-phew, Tim Casey. In lieu of usual remembrances, memorials may be made to Friendswood United Methodist Church; Alzheimer’s Association, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd., Hou-ston, Texas 77030-2008 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the Casey family in care of Jeter Me-morial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

SYKES
ONALASKA -- Graveside services for Charles Lewis Sykes, 90, of Onalaska were held Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. He was born May 29, 1920 in Kountze, the son of Jack and Ola Mae King Sykes, and died April 30, 2011 in Onalaska. He is survived by Josie Sykes, wife, of Onalaska; Joseph Sykes, son, of Scott, La.; Barbara Stelly, daughter, of Scott, La.; Evelyn and Harold Young, sister and brother-in-law, of Weleeka, Okla. and 29 grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ALDRICH
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Georgie Ruth Flowers Aldrich, 66, of Onalaska will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Farley Chapel Cemetery, with Jimmy Charles officiating. She was born Oct. 26, 1944 in Saratoga, the daughter of J.B. Flowers and Stella Mae McAdams Flowers, and died April 29, 2011 in Onalaska. She is survived by Elizabeth Spurling, daughter, of Onalaska; Douglas Flowers Sr., brother, of Shepherd; Beverly Yeager, granddaughter, of Onalaska; Race Yeager, grandson, of Onalaska; Connie and John Mann, niece and husband, of Point Blank; Douglas Flowers Jr., nephew, of Point Blank; Selina Flowers, niece, of Pitman, N.J.; Kasey Ewers, son, of Port Aransas; Ruth Ann Lewis, sister-in-law, of Hull and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com .

DAMON
TEXAS CITY -- James Oscar Damon, 62, of Bacliff died Friday, April 29, 2011, in Mainland Medi-cal Center in Texas City. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 4, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home, with Pastor Doug McBrayer officiating. Burial followed in Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Mr. Damon was born Feb. 19, 1949 in Cleveland, Texas. He was a retired cab driver. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Marie Damon; daughter, Deanna Rice and grand-daughter, Krystal Rice. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Gloria Damon of Bacliff; sons, James Allen Damon and Brandon Rice and wife April; daughter, Rachel Damon; grand-children, Cheyenne Rice, Sarah Medders, Katie Medders, Brandon Rice II, Gabrial Anderson, Julia Damon, Jared Damon, Zoie Damon and Zaydar Stack; sisters, Peggy Hughen and Betty Navarro; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives and many friends. Pallbearers were Randy Hughen, Edwin May, Danny Sanders Jr., Daniel Holzworth II, Kenneth Smith Jr., Kenneth Smith III, Justin Jordan and Steven Smith. Hono-rary pallbearers were Jimmy Ward, Sammy Hughen Jr., Wayne Mur-phy and Richard Kurzhal.

CARTIER
LIVINGSTON -- David Scott Cartier, 71, of Point Blank died May 2, 2011 at his home in Point Blank. He was born Jan. 9, 1940 in Pontiac, Mich., the son of George Edward Cartier and Evelyn M. Besner Cartier. He is survived by his wife, Jean Cartier of Lake Livingston; daughters, Renee M. Ozment and husband Bobby of Ocala, Fla. and Shari L. Blashill and husband Joe of Port Huron, Mich.; son, Robert R. Bray of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; brother, James E. Cartier of Waterford, Mich.; sister, Jeanne Cartier of Springville, Calif.; sixX grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SMITH
LIVINGSTON -- Lena Mae Smith, born Sept. 8, 1926 in Mi-neola, died April 25, 2011 in Li-vingston at the age of 84. Mrs. Smith was lovingly known to her family as “Mama Ginger” and by her friends as “Ginger.” Lena is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Malcolm “Daddy Mickey” Smith; daughters, Sheryn Major and Frankie Chavis and husband Paul; son-in-law, Dr. Norris “Russ” Rus-sell; grandchildren, James Russell “Rusty” Major and wife Jennifer, Jonathan Daniel Major and wife Erin, the Rev. Jeremy Russell, Me-redith Hines, Christopher Bain and wife Kandalynn, Matthew Bain, Lorri Chavis and Samantha Chavis and 11 great-grandchildren. Lena Mae is preceded in death by her parents, James Richard and Mary Louise Marks; daughter, Dr. Jimmie Louise Russell; grandsons, Michael Bain and Kelly Bain and son-in-law, Robert Russell Major. Graveside services for Mrs. Smith were held Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Restland Memorial Park, Livingston. Pallbearers were Christopher Bain, Matthew Bain, James Russell “Rusty” Major, Jo-nathon Major, Dr. Norris “Russ” Russell and Vincent Thomas. Ho-norary pallbearers were the Rev. Jeremy Russell and Mr. Paul Cha-vis. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

MCDOWELL
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Mary Lou McDowell, 82, of Onalaska will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Livingston First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Roger Gragg officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers will be James Cope, Jason Cope, Stoney McDowell, Eric Skaggs, Jarrod McDowell and Adam McDowell. She was born July 1, 1928 in Liberty Eylau, Texas, the daughter of Charles Clever Crowson and Edith Griggson Crowson, and died April 27, 2011 in Onalaska. She is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Raymond McDowell Jr., and her sister, Charlene Littleton. She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Skaggs of Onalaska and Sharon Stock of Onalaska; brothers, Albert McDowell of New Caney and Charles C. Crowson of Texarkana, Ark.; grandchildren, James Cope, Jason Cope, Rhiannon McDowell, Stoney McDowell, Ginny Gibson, Eric Skaggs, Emily Skaggs, Jarrod McDowell, Katy McDowell and Adam McDowell and great-grandchildren, Scarlett Cope, Jenna Gibson, Jayden Cope and Jake Gibson. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

PATTERSON
LIVINGSTON -- Shirley Anne Patterson, 69, of Livingston died on April 26, 2011. She was born on June 12, 1942 in Henderson, to Harmon and Mil-dred Rhea. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Raymond Patterson of Livingston; daughter, Theresa Wat-ters and husband James of Hou-ston; sons, Terry Patterson and wife Becky of Garrison and Tommy Patterson and wife Kathy of Chester; sister, Vickie Rhea of Mt. Enterprise; brothers, Ronnie Rhea of Conroe and Roy Rhea and wife Elaine of Mt. Enter-prise; sister-in-law, Phi Rhea of Houston; grandsons, Gregory, James Raymond, Christopher, Brian and wife Krystal, Kenneth and wife Jess and BJ and wife Lau-ren and great-grandchildren, Kylie, Lexi, Gavin, Raigen and Jillian. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harmon and Mildred Rhea and brothers, Donald, Bobby and James. Shirley loved her job as a greeter at the Wal-Mart in Livingston. Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flow-ers, donations may be made to www.ovarian.org. An online family register book is available at www.brookefuneralservice.com. Brooke Funeral Home & Crema-tory was in charge of arrangements.

SHEFFIELD
LIVINGSTON -- Jim Sheffield, born Jan. 18, 1931 in Broadus, Texas to Abner and Maybell Sand-ers Sheffield, died on April 26, 2011 in Gatesville at the age of 80. He loved the outdoors and, de-pending on the season, could be found together with his brother William fishing on the lake or river or hunting in the deep east Texas woods. He is survived by his daughters, Linda Haynes and husband Greg of Gatesville, Trish Fincher and husband Baney of Santa Fe, Deb-bie Haynes and husband Gary of Kosse and Crystal Zimmerer and husband Scott of San Antonio; brother, Jimmy Weaver; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Jim is preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Kay Hinton; granddaughter, Kimberly Slaugh-ter; brothers, William Sheffield and Ab Sheffield and sister, Ruth Jor-dan. Funeral services were held Fri-day, April 29, at Pace Funeral Home. Graveside services followed in Zavalla Cemetery in Zavalla, all with the Rev. Larry Shine officiat-ing. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

DARCE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Phillip Eugene Darce, 50, of Shepherd will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Mittie, La., with the Rev. J.R. Dowden and the Rev. Ron Butler officiating. Interment will follow in Simmons Cemetery in Mittie, La. Pallbearers will be Jermey Darce, Ivor Fontenot, John Rudisill, Dusty Darce, Roy Greer and Bo Marler. He was born Dec. 28, 1960 in Kinder, La., the son of Alphonse Joseph Darce and Catherine Jane Cowgill Darce, and died April 28, 2011 in Shepherd. He is preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Emily Smith, Carl Smith and Ambrose and Regena Darce. He is survived by Katherine Skinner, sister, of Shepherd; Emily Fontenot, sister, of Hineston, La.; Ruth and Penny Singleton, sister and brother-in-law, of Mittie, La.; Theresa Stermer, sister, of DeRidder, La.; Donna and Lenox Laird, sister and brother-in-law, of Mittie, La.; Mitzi and David Gormanous, sister and brother-in-law, of DeRidder, La.; Shelly and Paul Fustier, sister and brother-in-law, of DeRidder, La.; Joey and Eva Darce, brother and sister-in-law, of DeRidder, La.; Andy and Karen Martin, brother and sister-in-law, of DeRidder, La.; Mae Moore, aunt, of DeRidder, La.; Elaine Picard, aunt, of Mittie, La. and numerous, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many, many friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

STEPHENSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for David Fred Stephenson, age 103, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment will follow in Rice Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers will be Chris Parker, Tim Parker, Step Parker, John Fregia, Chester Barton and Wayne Hubert. He was born July 16, 1907 in the Ollie Community in Polk County, the son of Richard Thomas Stephenson and Annie Margaret Rice Stephenson, and died April 28, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Aline Stephenson; brother, John Thomas Stephenson and sisters, Verda Hubert, Bertie Smith, Loree Smith, Doris Biggers and Edwena Jackson. He was to married Aline Holcomb Stephenson, who retired as county clerk in 1986. He is survived by his daughter, Cissy Parker of Livingston; grandchildren, Christopher Parker and wife Denise of Livingston, Timothy Parker and wife Beverly of Livingston and Stephenson Parker and wife Michelle of Kingwood and great-grandchildren, Geoffrey Parker, Claudia Parker, Zachary Parker, Paige Parker, Tyler Parker and Darby Parker. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SANCHEZ
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Dulce Sanchez, age 4, of Livingston were held Sunday, April 24, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Deacon Jose officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Juan Sanchez, Ingnacio Sanchez, Benito Sanchez, Rafael Granados and Jose Grana-dos. She was born May 1, 2006 in Galveston, the daughter of Juan and Rosalinda Sanchez, and died April 20, 2011 in Houston. Dulce is survived by her parents, Juan and Rosalinda Sanchez of Livingston; sister, Alexandra Cuel-lar of Livingston; brothers, Orlando Cuellar and Joaquin J. Sanchez, both of Livingston; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ROPER
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Mack Murry Roper, 82, of Deer Park were held Monday, April 25, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiat-ing. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568. He was born Aug. 20, 1928 in McAllen, the son of Murry F. Roper and Amelia V. Brown Roper, and died April 22, 2011 in Pasadena. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Lorraine Roper. Mack is survived by his son, Ri-chard Stafford of Pasadena; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Olga Stafford of Crosby; daughter-in-law, Glenda Stafford of Deer Park; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CHAMPAGNE
LIVINGSTON – Graveside ser-vices for Mary M. Rodriguez Champagne, 101, of Livingston were held Monday, April 25, 2011, in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston. Pallbearers were Mark Cham-pagne, Mitchell Reeves, David Cole, Phillip Becker, Shawn Becker, Ricky Becker and Marshall Walters. Mary M. Rodriguez Champagne resided in LaPorte with John E. Champagne for 45 years. They were business owners and active members of the community, and members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Together they had two children, Hazel M. Champagne Reeves, and Harold J. Champagne. She was preceded in death by her mother Laura and father Hubert Rodriguez; 12 siblings and daugh-ter-in-law, Audrey R. Champagne. She is survived by her daughter, Hazel Reeves and husband, Frank L. Reeves and her son, Harold J. Champagne. Grandchildren include Laura Gail Reeves Cole and spouse David Cole, Roxanne Champagne Becker and spouse Rickey Becker, Cliffton J. Champagne and spouse Sharon Champagne, Douglas Champagne, Mitchell F. Reeves and spouse Anita Reeves and Markham J. Champagne. Mary left 10 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Pine Ridge Healthcare in Livingston or the charity of your choice. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

COLQUITT
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Lillie Mae Colquitt of Li-vingston will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Li-vingston Church of God in Christ, 304 West St. in Livingston, with Supt. Rayford Chimney officiating. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery. A wake will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 29, and viewing will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Pallbearers will be Leslie Royale White Sr., Cedric Colquitt, Brian White, Ashley S. Colquitt, Leslie Royael White, Jr. and Kenrick Gas-ton. Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Jackson Jr., Mack T. Col-quitt, Retired Master Sgt. Richard Colquitt, Glenn Colquitt, Gary Colquitt, Marvin Colquitt and Wil-lie James White Jr. Mrs. Colquitt was born on Sept. 25, 1918 in Livingston and died April 19, 2011 in Houston. A life-long resident of Livingston, she attended Dunbar School. She married Yancy Colquitt, who preceded her in death, on Sept. 7, 1935 in Livingston. She was a housewife and a member of Li-vingston Church of God in Christ. Survivors include her daughters, Lena M. White and Patsy R. Rich-mond; sons, Retired Master Sgt. Richard Colquitt and Cedric Col-quitt; grandchildren, Ashley Col-quitt, Petty Officer 2nd Class Char-lye D. Bell of the U.S. Navy, Yan-cyne Roberson, Leslie R. White, Sr. and Willie James White Jr.; sister, Willie L. Watson; brother, Douglas Jackson Jr., and a host of other relatives and friends. Charles Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

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