|Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
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LIVINGSTON -- Noel Richard Ellisor resided in Corrigan for 17 years. He was known by most as "Butch.” Mr. Ellisor was born in Portland, Ore. on Dec. 25, 1944, to Corinne and Alvis Ellisor. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvis S. Ellisor; brother, Alvis C. Ellisor and his son, Richard Harlan Ellisor. Noel mostly grew up in Cleve-land, Texas, where his father owned a law firm. He graduated from Cleveland High School and married Betty Mizell. Noel and Betty had four children: Griffin, Richard, Shawna, and Daniel. Mr. Ellisor is survived by his mother, Corinne Crump of Livings-ton; his son, Samuel Griffin Ellisor of Livingston; his daughter, Shaw-na Paramo-Laviolette and her hus-band Bruce Laviolette and their four children, Jon, Kalena, Chris and Kenzie Paramo, all of The Woodlands and his son, Daniel Ellisor and wife Lindsey Maddox Ellisor and their five children, Parker, Taylor, Emily, Lauren and Bryce, all of Livingston. Noel died on Monday, May 21, 2012 in Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 28, in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. The family requests that if you wish to send flowers to instead make a contribution to your favo-rite charity in memory of “Noel Butcher Ellisor.” Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Ola Mae Turner, 90, of Goodrich were held on Saturday, May 26, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor Aaron Turner officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Bob Laramore, Christopher Turner, Daniel Turner, Vance Price, Kenneth Chapman, Jacob Price and James Whitaker. She was born on June 13, 1921 in Livingston, the daughter of Wilson Armitage and Pattie (Laramore) Armitage, and died on May 23, 2012 in Tyler. Ola is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andy Turner; son, Lewis Turner and grandchildren, Anthony and Elaine. Ola is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joe Wilson Turner and Ann Turner, of Tyler; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Ray Turner and Judy Turner of Whitehouse; grandchildren, Aaron, Amanda, Jana, Beth, Benjamin, Daniel, Jason and Andrew; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild 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 Avis Dennis, 85, of Livingston were held on Thursday, May 24, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Fred Alford officiating. Interment followed in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Pallbearers were James R. Johnson, Larry Hamby II, Owen Johnson, John Keasler, Dallas Johnson and Jim Westbrook. She was born on Aug. 30, 1926 in Redfield, S.D., the daughter of Charles Max Crossland and Anna (Kemble) Crossland, and died on May 19, 2012 in Livingston. Avis is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Marion Edmond Dennis. Avis is survived by her sons, James H. Johnson of Point Blank and Dean A. Dennis of Ankeny, Iowa; daughters, Gayle Westbrook of Omaha, Neb., Pamela Woolbright, of Livingston, Vera Clemons, of Illinois City, Ill. and Peggy Smith of Livingston; sister, AnnaBelle Snow of Kentucky; 21 grandchildren; 31 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.
LIVINGSTON -- Shannon Kay Myers, 38, of Livingston died on May 25, 2012 in Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe. She was born on July 11, 1973, the daughter of Tom and Janette Myers. Her father preceded her in death. Services are pending. A full 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 -- Carmen Eloies “Biscuit” Howard died on May 23, 2012 in Livingston. She was born on Sept. 26, 1937 in Starks, La., to Lawrence and Martha Drake. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Leno-ra Whitman, Blanche Windham and Uhla Rose Alston; brothers, Wendell Drake, Luther Drake and Jerry Wayne Drake, all of Starks, La. and one grandson, Jacob P. Howard of Lovelady. Eloise and J.W. married on Oct. 2, 1956 in Gist, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, J.W. Howard; brother, Gerald Drake of Lufkin; daughters and son-in-law, Charline and Woo-dy Chism of Livingston and Lo-riece Howard of Livingston; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Renee Howard of Goodrich and Leonard and Leonna of Goodrich; grandchildren and spouses, Lona Lilley of Onalaska, Bud Chism of Livingston, J.C. and Amy Chism of Livingston, Keith and Cara Howard of Livingston, April How-ard of Bryan/College Station, Kathleen and David Vanya of Livingston, Shelby and Hunter Maze of Livingston, Channing Gibson and Zane Howard of Good-rich, Ryan Howard of Livingston, Tabitha and Bryan Pumphrey of Cottondale, Fla. and Sabrina Howard of Goodrich; great-grandchildren, Payton Ponder, Thad and Shayne Lilley, Kyndall, Kaegan and Kannon Howard, Tanner and Tyler Chism, Brooke, Baileigh and Bracie Vanya and Ella Pumphrey and numerous other relative and a host of friends. Pallbearers will be Clay Lilley, David Vanya, David Merryman, Hunter Maze, Curt Certain and Chris Howard, Eugene Hickman and Chris Brooks. Honorary pall-bearers will be George Howard, Eddie Hickman, Vernon Howard, Richard Hyde and Andrew How-ard. A celebration of Carmen’s life was held on Saturday, May 26, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Lar-ry Byrd officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Restland Memorial Park. Go to www.pacefuneral.com to send your condolences.
CLEVELAND -- Mary Ann Sul-livan, 73, died on Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Humble. She was born on Wednesday, April 5, 1939, in Livingston, to Oliver Carl and Lolar Maude McPike, both of whom preceded her in death. Mary Ann was also preceded in death by her brother, Oliver McPike; sisters, Helen Loftin and Neda Faye Tucker; great-grandson, Payton Lane Currie and her Chihuahuas of 15 years, Peb-bles and Skeeter. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Jimmy Carl Sullivan Sr.; children, Dianne Grauke and hus-band Larry of Fairfield, Jimmy Carl Sullivan Jr. and wife Darlene of Shepherd, Kenneth W. Sullivan of Livingston, Brenda Roberts and husband Danny of Cleveland, Danny Sullivan and wife Linda of Killeen, Judy Sullivan of Cleveland and Shanon Sullivan and wife Sa-mantha of Splendora; special daughter, Sheila Rodriguez; 19 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great grandchildren; sister, Mary Jane Martin; brother, L.D “Buddy” McPike, Billy G. McPike and Charles Wells and numerous other loving family and friends. Services for Mary Ann will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 27, at Neal Funeral Home.
LIVINGSTON -- Eva June Marsh Freeman was born on August 17, 1936 to June Cameron Marsh and Sara Alice Williams Marsh in Livingston. She died on May 24, 2012 in Livingston. Eva June graduated from Sam Houston University in 1957 and taught school in Polk County schools. She taught fourth grade math and science in Big Sandy ISD and taught homemaking in Livingston and Leggett ISDs. “Susan’s,” a well-known children’s store in Livingston, was owned and operated by Eva June for several years. Many grandparents in the Polk County area were fortunate to have had their children touched by her gracious and gentle teaching method in a classroom, and remember with fondness dressing not only their children, but their grandchildren from “Susan’s.” She was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce; charter member of Order of The Confederate Rose and enjoyed Civil War re-enactments for many years. Eva June is preceded in death by her parents, June and Alice Marsh; husband, Nelson Freeman; grandson, William Freeman and sister, Alice Jane Marsh. She is survived by son, Jimmy Freeman and girlfriend Tonyia of Leggett; son and daughter-in-law, David and Chris Freeman of Leggett; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Joe Dan Crawford of Center Grove; sister and brother-in-law, Lynda and Bill Trichel of Madisonville; grandchildren, Josh Freeman, Misty and Jeffery Hunter, Dan Crawford and his fianceé, Kasey McLendon and Amanda Crawford; great-grandchild, Kelton Freeman; nephews and their wives, Mark and Brenda Trichel and Stephen and Dawn Trichel and great-niece and her husband, Ashley and Michael Lawless. Funeral services for Eva June will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Howard Daniel officiating. Internment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for James Thurston Lilley, 80, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Big Sandy Community Church in Dallardsville, with Pastor Irvin Mott officiating. Interment will follow in Big Sandy Cemetery, with military honors provided by VFW Post No. 8568 and a Masonic graveside service under the auspices of Masonic Lodge No. 1299 AF&AM. Pallbearers will be Cory Lilley, Martin Jorgenson, Donny Allard, Dave Trout, Ed Blackerby and Randy Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Keith White, Charlie Eaves and Ken Hooper. Mr. Lilley was born on July 9, 1931 in Big Sandy, to Isaac Benjamin Lilley and Sabra Elizabeth Cox Lilley. He married Sandra Jean Krompier on Aug. 10, 1974 in Houston. Mr. Lilley was raised as a master Mason and was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 1299 AF&AM. He is preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Lilley is survived by his wife, Sandy Lilley of Livingston; two sons and daughters-in-law, Andre and Trista Lilley and Donny and Suzie Allard, all of Cleveland; daughter, Sandra Hooper of Tarkington; 10 grandchildren, Dana, Mandy, Keith, Amber, Jaimie, Cory, Destinea, Savannah, Theresa and J.D.; 10-plus great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Jeannie Lilley and son-in-law, Ken Hooper. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Avis Dennis, 85, of Livingston will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Fred Alford officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Pallbearers will be James R. Johnson, Larry Hamby II, Owen Johnson, John Keasler, Dallas Johnson and Jim Westbrook. She was born on Aug. 30, 1926 in Redfield, S.D., the daughter of Charles Max Crossland and Anna (Kemble) Crossland, and died on May 19, 2012 in Livingston. Avis is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Marion Edmond Dennis. Avis is survived by her sons, James H. Johnson, of Point Blank and Dean A. Dennis of Ankeny, Iowa; daughters, Gayle Westbrook, of Omaha, Neb., Pamela Woolbright, of Livingston, Vera Clemons of Illinois City, Ill. and Peggy Smith of Livingston; sister, AnnaBelle Snow of Kentucky; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren 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 -- Funeral services for Janet Holbert Nelson, 73, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Soda Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Bickley and Gene Nelson officiating. Interment followed in Big Sandy Cemetery. Pallbearers were Scott Holbert, Mark Holbert, Jack Holbert, Cade Patterson, Shawn Nelson and Justin Hindsman. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Nelson, Anthony Hendrix, Matt Hendrix, Ronnie Hindsman, Tim Hindsman, Ben Hindsman, Kenneth Dillon, Dave Harrell and Brian Fraquhar. Janet was a college graduate from the University of Houston and from there went on to become a teacher. She loved kids and she was an avid teacher of all sports but she specialized in physical education. She was employed with the Alvin ISD for 32 years. She was member of the Alvin Republican Party and a lifetime member of the NRA. She was also a member of the Texas Rifle Association and from 1956-1957 she was the diving champion for the City of Houston. She also had a chance to be on the LPGA Tour. She was born on April 1, 1939 in Houston, the daughter of Marvin L. Holbert and Marian A. (Boylan) Holbert, and died on May 17, 2012 in Humble. Janet is survived by her husband of 38 years and three months, Gene Nelson of Livingston; son, David D. Nelson of Brownstown, Mich.; daughters, Lynda Dugan and Sharon Smith, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Jim Nathan Holbert of Silsbee; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two special loves of her life, grandsons David D. Nelson Jr. in the Navy and Charles Jacob Nelson in the Army; sisters-in-law, Ann Brasher and husband Lonell Brasher and Ginger Hendrix; brother-in-law, Dr. Jimmy Nelson of Metroplis, Ill.; special nieces and nephews, Ronnie Hindsman and wife Ann, Tim Hindsman and wife Julie, Ben Hindsman and wife Stacy, Anthony Hendrix and wife Becky, Matt Hendrix and wife Alicia, and Angie Hendrix and Little Bryce; cousins, Carolyn Dermott of Sugarland, Susan Ivory of New York and JoAnn Ivory of Baltimore, Md.; special friends, Mike and Barbara Nelson of Alvin; special children and friends of Soda Loop West, Isabel McBride and Annie Wood 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 Mona Marguerite Wilde, 90, of Lake Livingston were held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with David Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were Calvin Small, Earl Carroll, Tom Curran, Robert Harrison, Tom Youngblood and Dan Hayes. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Graveside services and interment will take place in the Milbank Cemetery in Milbank, S.D. at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, with Mundwiler Funeral Home in charge of those services. Mona was born on July 5, 1921 in Sioux Falls, S.D., the daughter of the late Tore A Belgum and Nona Belle (Mann) Belgum. She graduated in the class of 1939 from Carona High School in South Dakota and later that year married the love of her life, Robert Wilde. In 1958, they moved to Rapid City, S.D. and opened up the Model Motel and managed it successfully until they retired. Upon retirement in 1972, Mona and Robert moved to Houston and, in 1987, they moved to Lake Livingston. She died on May 18, 2012 in Huntsville. She is preceded in death by her parents, Tore and Nona Belgum and her husband, Robert F. Wilde. Mona is survived by her sons, Joel M. Wilde and Roger D. Wilde, both of Livingston; grandson, Hugh Donald Wilde of Houston; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
NEW CANEY -- Wade Gibson Sr., born Sept. 28, 1929, died on May 15, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Bessie Gibson; brothers, J.D. Gibson and Bill Gib-son; sister, Bessie “Faye” Enderlie and sister-in-law, Melba Oliver. Survivors include his wife of 61 plus years, Charlotte Gibson; child-ren, Claburn “Buster” Gibson Jr. and Vicky and husband Gary Wil-liamson; grandchildren, Molly Bu-ford and husband Stacy, Clay Gib-son III and wife Britney, Codi Fountain and Cori Vargas and hus-band Justin; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Falon Buford, Harri-son Fountain and Mattox Gibson; siblings, Betty Ann Copeland and husband Bobby and Jackie Bonnetti; brothers and sisters in law, Travis Trahan and wife Dorothy, Mickey Kley-Stephens, Luke Ward and wife Wanda, Cathy Jordan and husband Jack and Gene Oliver; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 17, at Bethel Bapt-ist Church in New Caney. Inter-ment followed in Midway Ceme-tery. Bro. Tim Davis officiated, and participating was Pastor Jerry Ho-vater.
LIVINGSTON -- On Jan. 12, 1952, a baby boy was born to Charlie King Sr. and Lunella Dig-gles-King in Livingston. Eugene "Shot" King grew up in Livingston and attended Dunbar High School. He married Dianne King on Aug. 23, 1981. They were together for 27 years until her death on Oct. 5, 2008. He was employed with Har-rison Body Shop for 17 years and later worked at American Rail Car in Goodrich, LHSD, and Rick Joe McQue Electric until his illness. Mr. King loved his family, loved God and loved to work on cars and do bodywork, electric work and help-ing whomever he could. He was known as someone who never met a stranger. Mr. King loved church and was member of Livingston Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Supt. R.A. Chimney, until he died. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dianne King; parents, Charlie King Sr. and Lunella King; brother, Nathaniel Earl King and aunt, Mary Lou Davis. Survivors include five daughters, Debra King-Jackson (Mark) of Humble, Letillia Foreman (Darrell) of Huntsville, Sandra Williams (Cedrick) of Livingston, Rose Hor-ton of Houston and Lahoma Dick-son (Roberick) of Navasota; two sons, Eugene King Jr. (Ivet) of Klein and Larry Horton Jr. of Iowa, Texas; grandchildren, Krystal Dir-den, Arthur Dirden Jr., Eugene King III, Kyshia King, Deante King, DeShawn King, Devontay D. Horton, Keyona McCLaurin, Spencer McClaurin Jr., Aalyah McClaurin, Desiree Dunam, La-Quitta Rue, Ken Rue and Chris Rue Jr.; three sisters, Vergie Horton (Charles) and Debra Cooper, both of Livingston and Shirley Clark (Wiburt) of California; four broth-ers, Charlie King Jr. (Pauline) of Livingston and Alfred King, Tom-my King (Vina) and Henry King, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; special niece, Tanya Hutchinson; beloved grand-mother, Lulang Wilson King of Livingston; aunts and uncle, Cla-rice Branch (Clarence), Glory Jean Ward and Walter King (Betty Jo), all of Houston, and a host of other family and friends. Services were held on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Livingston Church of God in Christ, with Bi-shop E. Nickson officiating. Inter-ment followed in St. Andrews Cemetery in Onalaska. Active pallbearers were John Johnson Sr., John Johnson Jr., Wade Whitaker, Cedric Williams, Garfield Perkins Jr. an Monte King. Honorary pallbearers were Eugene King Jr., Charlie King Jr., Tommy King, Larry J. Horton Jr., Alfred King and Henry King. McDuffie’s Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
CLEVELAND -- Brother Edward Adams was born on March 27, 1925 in Bay City, to Robert Edward Adams and Allie May Worrell Adams. On Jan. 17, 1945, he was born again into the King-dom of God. Among his life accomplishments, he served his country in the armed forces at the close of WWII, while building his family of one son and seven daughters. In 1960, The Lord chose him as founder and pastor of Faith Temple Church in Houston. In that same year, he began his career with Pipe Distributors, Inc., retiring as vice-president of opera-tions after 30 years of dedicated service. His appreciation of nature and solitude brought him and Joyce to the Piney Woods of East Texas. He is survived by his grateful help mate of 39-plus years, Joyce Lovett Adams; daughters, Gloria Hickman, Barbara and husband Joseph Smazik, Patricia Rice, Betty and husband Vincent Incordona, Trudy and husband Randy McCreight, Sherry and husband Loren Bennett and Marie and hus-band Pat Relander; 28 grandchil-dren, 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and numer-ous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert Edward Adams and his siblings, Nettie Jar-rell, Charlie Adams, George Wal-lace Adams, Allie Joy Loudermilk, Willie Mae Hutchins and Ralph Adams. A gathering of family and friends was held Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Cornerstone Church in Cleveland, with a celebration of life service held on Monday, May 14, at Cor-nerstone Church. He was laid to rest in Brookside Memorial Park. In lieu of floral tributes, memori-al contributions may be made to Cornerstone Church's Van Ministry and Preschool Ministry.
LIVINGSTON -- Orville Willard “OW” Layton, native of Shreve-port, La. and resident of Houston, died on May 13, 2012 at the age of 83. He is survived by his loving wife, Cyndal Porter; four children and their spouses; Steve and Susan Layton, Susan Ourston, Marsha and Jimmy Giessler and Karen and Bill Delcambre; one stepson, Randall Hoyt Porter and spouse Joann Melcher Porter; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Layton (Jenny); sister, Annie Merle Wells (Orion) and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Annie and Author Layton and grandson, Stevie Layton. OW was known as an amazing man who started showing his talent of flying at the young age of 15, which led him to be the youngest in the state of Louisiana to receive his pilot's license. After attending LSU, OW started his oilfield career with Dresser, working in the U.S., Scot-land and Italy. He then founded Layton Presser Control Systems, which he operated for the last 40 years. OW rejoiced in attending St. Martin’s Church and seldom missed a Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012, in St. Martin Episcopal Church, at Woodway and Sage, Houston. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Antioch Cemetery, Lovelady. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send condo-lences, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- Peggy Grooms Rowland, formerly of Longmont, died May 14, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born Dec. 11, 1929 in Duncan, Okla. She graduated from Duncan High School in 1948, and from Oklahoma A&M with a de-gree in physical education in 1952. Growing up, she raised horses, and was a lifeguard and water safety instructor. While in college, she participated in synchronized swimming, diving, and the march-ing band. At one time, she was the youngest certified women’s bas-ketball official in the nation. Upon graduating, she taught for two years in Washington and Oregon. In 1954, Peggy married Ed Row-land. As he pursued his careers in the Army and in coaching football, they moved multiple times around the country. They especially loved their assignments in Alaska where the family enjoyed skiing, fishing, and camping. While there, she be-came a member of the National Ski Patrol. In 1969 she earned her MA in elementary education. She lived in Longmont for 17 years and retired as a Longmont Schools teacher in 1992. She and Ed trav-eled full-time in an RV until his death in 2010. Peggy gave her life to the Lord as a girl, but in 1973 Peggy expe-rienced a renewal of her faith and became a fully committed follower of Christ for the rest of her life. She was a member of Rocky Mountain Christian Church. She will be remembered as a de-voted mother and wife, as well as a respected teacher. Like her family, she loved animals, usually owning multiple pets. She valued God, family, and friends above all and was loyal and selfless in her devo-tion. Her family will remember her as a woman who was passionate about life and her beliefs. Peggy is survived by two sons, Clay Rowland (Elizabeth) and Ke-vin Rowland (Julie); a daughter, Jan Feller (Kevin) and grandchil-dren, Tacy, Janie, Rachel, and Gar-rett. Funeral services were held Sat-urday, May 19, at North Springs Alliance Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. Interment will be at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Fort Logan National Cemetery; meet at staging area C. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army and mailed to Evergreen Funeral Home in Colorado Springs. Share condo-lences and memories at www.evergreenfuneralhome.org.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Beth Goldman, 87, of Livingston were held on Saturday, May 19, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Randal Whitt officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. She was born on Sept. 20, 1924 in Lindale, to G.B. and Laura Alice (Purvis) Crews, and died on May 17, 2012 in Livingston. Beth enjoyed working out in her yard and she was an excellent gardener. She also enjoyed keeping her home beautiful. Beth is survived by her husband, Milton E. (Buck) Goldman of Livingston; two daughters, Martha Harrison and husband Pat Powell of Austin and Shirley Anawaty and husband Larry Anawaty of Aransas Pass; grandsons, Cass Anawaty of Portland, Ore., Jamie Anawaty of Fayettville, Ariz. and Jason Anawaty of Cypress; sister, Joy Kennedy of Magnolia; three 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.
LIVINGSTON – Curtis Lee An-derson Sr., 68, of Livingston died on Thursday, May 10, 2012, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Curtis resided in Texas City for over 55 years and moved to Li-vingston in 1999 after retiring from Union Carbide. Curtis was preceded in death by his brother, Wallace Anderson of Livingston; mother, Louise Ander-son and father, Wallace Anderson of Texas City. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pat Anderson; son, Curtis Anderson Jr. and wife Rhonda of Friendswood; daughters, Athena Petty and husband Chris of Texas City and Denise Anderson Hart; grandchildren, Brandon and wife Kristina Anderson, Heath Anderson and Taylor Petty and great-grandson, Tanner Anderson, all of Texas City and numerous other family members and friends. Curtis was a graduate of Texas City High School. He worked at Disbrows Printing for a few years before going to work at Union Car-bide, retiring after 32 years of ser-vice. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt and go camping. He had numerous hob-bies, such as photography, black powder guns and woodworking. He was known by many in the neigh-borhood as “Mr. Fix It.” After retiring and moving to Li-vingston, he became a friend to many in the small neighborhood of Riley’s Landing. Friends and fami-ly say one could always count on Curtis to be in his shop enjoying his woodworking and being there to lend a hand when needed. He was known as someone who loved his family very much. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sat-urday, May 19, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston. Curtis was known as a simple man, so casual dress is appropriate. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Aline Hammond Jackson, 87, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bill Yasko and Mike Miller officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery in Polk County. Pallbearers were Scott Jones, Kristopher Robinson, Nekoa Moss, Jimmy Hammond, Malcolm Odell and Christopher Michener. Aline was born on Sept. 30, 1924 in Beaumont, to L.D. Carter and Johnnie Beaumont Carter. She was a graduate of Beaumont High School. Aline attended nursing school and worked for the Polk County Hospital until early retirement and then worked for Dr. Carlos Llanes and his nephew, Dr. Carlos Llanes, until his death. On Nov. 2, 1947, she married H.T. Hammond in Beaumont, and they spent the next 18 years traveling while he served in the U.S. Air Force. While in Germany, they adopted a beautiful son and daughter. After Mr. Hammond’s retirement in 1963, they settled in the Livingston area. After Mr. Hammond’s death in 1991, Aline met and married A.R. Jackson in 1994. She passed away on May 13, 2012 at her residence in Livingston. Preceding Aline in death are her parents; first husband, H.T. Hammond; daughter-in-law, Anna Hammond and brother, L.D. Carter Jr. She is survived by husband, A.R. Jackson of Livingston; daughter, Debra “Gina” Moss of Fredericksburg; son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Sherry Hammond of Conroe; two stepdaughters, Kib Michener of St. Louis, Mo. and Tobe Odell of New Brunswick, Canada; stepson, Harland Jackson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; sister-in-law, Dora Carter of Houston; grandchildren, Krishna and Scott Jones, Kristopher Robinson, Nekoa Moss, Jimmy and Mary Hammond, Heather Rash, Christopher Michener, Malcolm Odell, Amelia Michener, Dorie Michener and Devin Odell and 10 great-grandchildren, Zoe, Riley, Dempsey, Braddick, Michael, Emily, Joshua, Nathaniel, Alice and Chantel. Aline was known for her deep compassion, fun-loving nature and sensitivity toward the patients she served while working in the hospital and the offices of the doctors. She will be remembered for the deep love she had for her friends and family. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services will be held for the infant baby girl Taytum Layne Fleetwood, of parents Garon and Sharee Loper Fleetwood of Livingston, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2012, at Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Bro. Tony Gariffo will conduct the service. Taytum Layne was born on May 13, 2012 in Kingwood. She is preceded in death by brother, Karson Fleetwood; uncle, Michael Loper and great-grandfather, David Grimes. Taytum Layne is survived by her father, Garon Fleetwood and mother, Share Fleetwood of Livingston; brother, Ethan Fleetwood of Big Sandy; sister, Ashton Fleetwood of Huntington; grandparents, Ronnie Loper of Livingston, Marianna Loper of Livingston, Ronnie Fleetwood and Lisa Grimes Heath of Dodge and great-grandparents, Ida Nettles, Marie Fuller and Doris Grimes. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Ted Adams, 84, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. J.E. Murphy and Bro. Irvin Mott officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Big Sandy Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robbin Barnet Adams, Forest Dale Adams, Ben Jordan, Paul Ted Adams, Clifton Piper, Harvey Osceola Adams, Timothy Joe Adams, Matthew Da-vid Adams and Aaron Oakes. Mr. Adams was born on Dec. 10, 1927 in LuAnn, Ark., to Joe and Arie Collins Adams, and died on May 5, 2012 in Livingston. Ted finished school at Flint High School and attended the University of Houston. He married Arie Col-lins Adams in Houston. Ted was a member of Big Sandy Baptist Church and was involved in many church activities. He was also a member of the Masons. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Virginia Wood. Ted is survived by his wife, Frances Adams of Big Sandy; five daughters, six sons, three sons-in-law and six daughters-in-law: Al-thea Gayle Arnold of Tyler, Robbin Barnet and Julie Adams of Rich-mond, Forest Dale and Ranee Adams of Beaumont, Amanda Nell and Ben Jordan of Spurger, Paul Ted and Kristin Adams of Diboll, Melinda Ann and Clifton Piper of Vidor, Harvey Osceola and Paula Adams of Mauriceville, Timothy Joe and Kim Adams of Waterford, Conn., Melissa Lynn Moore of Jasper, Matthew David and Ruth Adams of Richmond and Monica Elaine and Aaron Oakes of Red Rock, Ariz.; 33 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe Adams of Hemphill and Floyd F. Adams of Big Sandy; sister, Arie Ann Taras of Montgomery and numerous nieces and nephews. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Mary Ruth Quick, 87, of Rye were held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Livingston, with Rodger Davidson, Laval Curtis and Vick Lawson officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Hodges, Wayne Hodges, Paul Newton, Billy Newton, Larry Hodges and John Hutchens. Interment was in San Jacinto Memorial Cemetery in Harris County. Mrs. Quick was born on Jan. 23, 1925 in Gurdon, Ark., to Connie E. McClure and Fannie Chrismon McClure. She died at her residence in Rye on May 4, 2012. Mrs. Quick is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Delton C. Hodges and husband, William “Bill” E. Quick Sr. She is survived by two sons, Larry Hodges of Galena Park and Wayne Hodges of Rye; daughter, Shirley Brown of Rye; brother, Kenneth McClure of Snyder; sister, Verdell McClure of Diboll and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Curtis Glenn Randall, 73, of Livingston were held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Dicky Bodie officiating. Interment followed in Brookside Cemetery in Houston. Pallbearers were Chance Randall, Trent Randall, Coleman Randall, Trace Randall, Clay Randall, Victor Powell, Wes Clark, Ronny Norton and Jason Elbert. Curtis was born on May 11, 1938 in Houston, to Eugene Delmas Randall and Priscilla Josephine Helmer Randall. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gloria Adele Brown. Curtis is survived by his wife, Bonita Faye Randall of Livingston; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Gay Randall of Houston and Keith and Mary Randall of Livingston; seven grandchildren, Chelsea, Chance, Trent, Coleman, Trace, Darcy and Clay; two brothers, William Ray Randall and Autry Eugene Randall; numerous nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.
HOUSTON -- Leon J. McDonald, 77, died on Thursday, May 3, 2012. He served in the U.S. Army. he is preceded in death by his parents, Riss "Red" McDonald and Mildred Tackett and his brother, Jack McDonald. Survivor include his wife of 56 years, Mona McDonald; daughter, Janet Eason; sons, Gary McDonald and wife Carol, Russell McDonald and wife Kathy and Donnie McDo-nald; daughter, Julie Pyle and hus-band Steve; son, Kenneth McDo-nald and wife Delores; 10 grand-children; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce McDonald; brothers, Alvin McDo-nald and Riss "Tinker" McDonald and wife Betty; brother-in-law, Donald Huckleberry and wife Ruth; numerous nieces and nephews and many other rela-tives and friends. Funeral services were held Mon-day, May 7, 2012, in the Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, with interment following in Earth-man Resthaven Cemetery.
HOUSTON -- Samuel Lafayette Futch Jr., 88, died on April 28, 2012. Sam was born on Sept. 29, 1923 in Barnum, to Samuel L. Futch Sr. and Bessie Williams Hughes. He served his country during World War II, Berlin Air Lift, Korea and Vietnam in the United States Air Force. Sam retired after 25 years as a senior master sergeant and was regarded as one of the best aircraft mechanics. During WW II, he was responsible for a P-47 -- “The Fighting Gator” -- that flew 200 missions without a mechanical failure. Sam was preceded in death by his first wife, Claudia Mai and second wife, Lou Beth (Betty). He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Shanna Marie. He is survived by his sister, Bes-sie Myrtice Clamon of Chester; his children, Ron Futch and wife Don-na, Wayne Futch and wife Donna, Steve Futch and wife Sandye and Sue Carol Dacquisto and husband Tony; grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Tiersa, Shanna Mi-chelle, Veronica, Beth, Adam Wayne, Misty Lynn, Bill and Ja-son; great-grandchildren, Kristin, Moses, Breann, Gerron, Gen’a, Kendon, Lilly, Graydon, Morgan, Cade, Jackson, Taylor Lynn and Bryan and numerous step-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Saturday, May 5, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Houston. Waltrip Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Juan Mauricio Chavez, 18, of Livingston were held Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at St. Joseph's Catho-lic Church in Livingston, with Fa-ther Labbe officiating. Pallbearers were Eduardo Cha-vez, Fransico Chavez and Christian Chavez. A Rosary was held Tuesday evening in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Juan was born on July 8, 1993 in Mexico, to Jesus Chavez and Maria Martinez Chavez. He died on May 5, 2012 at his residence in Livingston. Juan is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Maria Chavez of Livingston; three brothers and one sister, Eduardo Chavez, Fransico Chavez, Christian Chavez and Martha Chavez, all of Livingston and grandfather and grandmother, Raymundo Martinez and Maunuela Martinez. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Sherman Theodore Wilson was born April 4, 1953 in East St. Claire, Ill., to the late John Wesley Wilson and Marjorie (Enlow) Wilson, and died on May 3, 2012 in Livingston. He is survived by his fianceé, DeRitha Altom of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Becky Wilson of Veedersburg, Ind.; daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Tim Grime of Albany, Ky.; son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Brenda Wilson of Topeka, Kan.; daughter and son-in-law, Cassandra and Steven Horn of Creal Springs, Ill.; brother and sister-in-law, Lenny and Wanda Wilson of McLeansoboro, Ill.; sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Steve Ellison of Onley, Ill.; seven 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.
LIVINGSTON -- Myrtle Lois Capps Nettles was born July 1, 1924 in Livingston, off of Capps Road, and died on May 3, 2012. She is preceded in death by her mother, Leote Dyches Capps; fa-ther, Henry Thomas Capps; hus-band, Vernon Nettles and many other friends and family members. She leaves behind a large family including her children, Byron and Dianne Nettles of Livingston, Hen-ry and Patsy Nettles of Houston, Kenneth Nettles of Livingston and daughter-in-law Donna Gayle Net-tles of Fredericksburg; grandchil-dren, Ben and Dorothy Nettles of Livingston, Joy Odom of Arkansas, Byron Nettles Jr. of Livingston, Josh Nettles of Arkansas, JC and Amy Chism of Livingston and Scott and Melissa McClatchy of Willis and eight great-grandchildren. While in high school in Livings-ton, she worked at Livingston Drug Co. downtown until she enlisted in the Army on May 1, 1944. She served as a corporal in the Wom-an's Air Corps (WAC) at Ellington Field for one year and seven months. She married Vernon Net-tles in February of 1948. They shared 44 years of marriage until his death in August 1992. Throughout their marriage they traveled with his employment and their three boys from New Mexico up to Nebraska and Iowa, but al-ways returned to their home in Li-vingston. They built a house off of Hwy. 146 South and opened Net-tles Garage, a machine shop that is still in business today, now owned and operated by their grandson. Her family describes her as a strong, brave, level-headed, smart, knowledgeable, laid back mother and grandmother who was full of interesting and funny stories that extended from her country child-hood, to her days in the Army and raising her boys. One grandchild describes her as such: "If God gives each individual a gift, a purpose on this earth, he gave my grandmother the gift of nurturing and mothering. Not only did she raise her three sons, but she also had a hand in raising at least four of us. She was our second mother, and a good one. We couldn't have asked for more." Another mentions "She would give the shirt off of her back, or drive you in the middle of the night to the doctor. She would do anything for anyone gladly.” Funeral services were held at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston on Monday May 7, 2012. Myrtle was laid to rest next to her husband at Peebles Cemetery.
LIVINGSTON -- Ruth Shella-barger, born Dec. 14, 1921 in Hou-ston to George Waldo and Amelia Ventorine Mullane, died May 5, 2012 in Livingston at the age of 90 years. Ruth’s loving family includes sons, Bob Leared and wife Su, James Shellabarger and wife Shir-ley and Mike Shellabarger and wife Janice; daughter, Johana Gunter and husband Mac; 13 grandchil-dren; 29 great-grandchildren; nu-merous other relatives and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Shellabarger. Ruth was a member of St. Jo-seph Catholic Church, where a Ro-sary and Mass were held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, with the Rev. Clifton Labbe, SVD officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Go to www.pacefuneral.com to send con-dolences.
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial ser-vices for Nelda Fay Scroggins, 62, of Onalaska will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Dicky Boddie officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethel Baptist Church 8815 FM 350 N., Livingston, TX 77351 in the name of Nelda Scrog-gins. She was born on Feb. 4, 1950, to Roy Thomas Atkerson and Lela Elizabeth Baxter Atkerson in Li-vingston, and died on May 7, 2012 at her residence in Onalaska. Nelda is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and “Sister“ Atkerson and her grandparents, Claude and Ada Baxter. She is survived by her husband, Joe Scroggins; son, Lamar Guy; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Billy Seiter; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Irene Proctor and Tony; grandchildren, Chance Sei-ter, Cole Seiter, Carli Seiter, Taylor Guy, Jordan Guy and Jered Guy; extended family, Burl Baxter, Alice Howell, and Alford Baxter 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 -- Funeral services for Elma Rhea Foote, 84, of Livingston were held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Hugh Klodenski officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randall Gates, William Gates Jr., Jason Gates, Marvin Hartless, Michael Dean Gates and Joey Wright. Mrs. Foote was born on Dec. 26, 1927 in Trinity, to Raymous Hartless and Viola Flowers Hartless. She died May 2, 2012 in Livingston. Mrs. Foote was a member of Livingston Assembly of God Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, John Gates and sister, Hazel Henderson. Mrs. Foote is survived by seven sons and five daughters-in-law, William and Linda Gates of Lufkin, Ricky Gates, Marty and Sandi Gates, Michael and Wanda Gates, Jerry and Angela Gates, Troy and Linda Gates, and Harwood Foote, all of Livingston; 25 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and two brothers and sisters-in-law, R.J. and Noni Hartless of Teague and Richard and Sharon Hartless of Wells. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
SAN ANGELO -- Billie Rae Riley was born June 20, 1921 in Tex-arkana, Texas. She died on the morning of Saturday, April 28, 2012, in San Angelo in Myrtlewood Estates Assisted Living, where she resided for 11 months. She was 90 years, 10 months-old at time of death. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Riley of Quin-cy, Mass.; her father, W.A. Jones and her mother, Christina Jones of Shreveport, La., where she grew up. Billie is survived by her sons, George William Harris and wife Brigitte of Holiday Island, Ark. and Albert Dawson Harris and wife Leslie of San Angelo, who both took such good care of her in her last year of life; daughter, Chris Yust and husband Charles of Li-vingston, who she lived with and cared for her for over 15 years; her special grandchildren, George Har-ris and wife Vickie, Terri Thrasher and husband Jim, Albert Anson Harris and wife Heather and Deb-bie Elliott; great-grandchildren, Aaron Harris, Carter Avery Harris and Brooke Thrasher and a host of extended family in Boston, Mass., including her sister-in-law, Mary V. Welch and many nieces and nephews; her loving dogs, Mandy, Pepper and Max. Billie was a resident of Livings-ton for over 30 years and an active member of St. Joseph’s, the Pilot Club and the Garden Club. She was a volunteer in various capacities in Livingston and touched many lives with her giving ways, smile and laughter. Billie was known as someone who always opened her heart and home to those in need, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was a proud member of the Escapees RV Club, where she lived and had many friends. Earlier, she was an Escapees CARE participant and active volunteer there. During the latter part of her life, she tra-veled extensively by RV, around the United States and Canada, visiting all 50 states with her daughter Chris and son-in-law Charles Yust. She made hundreds of friends throughout her 15 years of travel and especially loved her three trips to Alaska, where she wished part of her ashes to be scattered. She called Alaska her “heaven on earth.” The rest of her remains will be buried in Shreveport, La. next to her beloved husband and parents at Forest Park Cemetery. A memorial service and celebra-tion of her life will be held at The Escapees CARE Center, 155 Care Center Dr. in Livingston at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012, Finger foods appreciated. All that knew her are invited. In lieu of flowers, she requested donations to Escapees CARE in her memory.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Angela Fesperman, 55, of Livingston were held on Friday, May 4, 2012, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Randall Whitt officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Adrian Handley, Ronnie Bogany and Don Thomas. Angela was born on Dec. 3, 1956 in Livingston, the daughter of Bur-rel Rowe Jr. and Ida Thomason Rowe. She died May 1, 2012 at her residence in Livingston. Angela is preceded in death by her parents, Burrel and Ida Rowe and her husband, Bill Fesperman. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Burrel and Nata-lie Rowe III of Livingston; nephew, Bennett Rowe; niece, Page Rowe; companion, Don Thomas of Li-vingston; her beloved cats, Bootsie and Charcole and numerous friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Connie Jordan Baumel, 53, of Onalaska was held on Friday, May 4, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Terry Wright officiating. Connie was born on April 9, 1959 in Houston, to Elbert and Mary Ella Pyle Jordan. She died on April 30, 2012 at her residence in Onalaska. Connie is preceded in death by her father, Elbert Jordan. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jordan and Ann Baumel of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Tonia and Brad Gann of Vidor; 12 grandchildren, Tyler, Morgan, Logan, Andrew, Hana, Kimberly, Kaitlyn, Bradley, Anna, Robert, Sydney and Emily; mother, Mary Claybrook of The Woodlands; two sisters and brother-in-law, Anette and Lester Walding of Onalaska and Glenda Cruickshank of Rosenberg; companion, Paul Neugebauer of Onalaska; one nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Sis. Barbara Ann Ro-berts was held Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Northside Church of Christ in Livingston. Interment was in Greenfield Cemetery, Livingston. Mrs. Roberts died on April 10. She was born May 6, 1953 in Shre-veport, La., the daughter of John C. and Bertha Needom West. The family later moved to Livingston, where Barbara attended Dunbar High School and Livingston High School. She was a homemaker, an active member of Westend Church of Christ and was part of the jail min-istry. She loved cooking, singing, fishing and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, James West. Survivors include three sons, Samuel Parker, Bobby McDuffie (Deidra) and John Westley McDuf-fie; two daughters, Falana McDuf-fie and Andrea Roberts; goddaugh-ter, Chasitey Gray; brother, Rickey West; two sisters, Johnnie Pearl and Josie Gray (Clarence); godsister, Audrey Parker Wallace and a host of family and friends. Active pallbearers were John Dewalt, Johnny Keith Jr., Melvin Nixon, Lynn Johnson Jr., Clarence Gray and Gleen Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Bobbie McDuffie Sr., Samuel Lenard Parker, Ja’Sean Johnson, Bobbie McDuffie Jr., John Westley McDuffie, Clarence Ray Gray Jr. and James West Jr. McDuffie’s Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON -- Janice Faye Bennett died on May 1, 2012. She was born in Houston on July 20, 1962. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jap and Ruth Bennett and nephew Justin Bennett. Janice is survived by her sister, Donna Bennett; brother, Gary Ben-nett and wife Libbie; nieces, Jamie Johnson, Shelby Gutierrez, Chelsea Bennett and Megan Bennett; ne-phew, Randy Cox and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial services were held on Saturday, May 12, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Or-val Barger officiating. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Linnie “Irene” Malone, 71, of Kingwood were held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery in Livingston. She was born Sept. 25,1940 in Belton, to Russell Knight and Cora Ellen (Sctzer) Knight, and died on April 27, 2012 in Kingwood. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ted Malone and son, Daniel Malone. Irene is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Danny Kendrick of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Ruth Malone of Livingston; daughter, Paula Malone of Humble; brothers, Kenneth Knight of Dallas and George Knight of Sweetwater; grandchildren, David and wife Tammie Kendrick, Kyle Kendrick, Stephen Malone, Joanna and husband Dalton Wood, Emily Malone, Jennifer and husband David Reed, Lindsey Maxwell-Malone and Robin and husband Jeremy Fulcher; 12 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.
CORRIGAN -- Graveside ser-vices for Bronson Lamar Jordan, 76, of Corrigan were held Monday, April 30, 2012, in Center Grove Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Jordan was born Nov. 29, 1935 in Hortense and died Friday, April 27, 2012, in Crockett. He worked as a truck driver be-fore retiring. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Bronson and Bonnie Lee Cummings Jordan. Mr. Jordan is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mitzi and Chris Beetham of Vancouver, Wash.; son, Bruce Jordan of Woodville; brother and sister-in-law, Preacher and Cathy Jordan of Crockett; sisters and brother-in-law, Judy Watts of Lufkin, Linda “Pug” Coulter of Lufkin and Joyce and Rayford Birdwell of Silsbee; grand-children, Grace Beetham, Brandon Jordan, Jake Jordan and Hunter Beetham; nieces, Sabrina Diehl, Leslie Pursley, Jessica Hill and Piper Collins; nephews, Oliver Watts, David Jordan and Jimmy Jordan and numerous other relatives and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
ONALASKA -- Bernice Ilene Simons, 80, of Onalaska died on April 28, 2012 at her residence in Onalaska. She was born on Sept. 17, 1931 in Austin, to William Carroll Cain and Jewell Cain Wise. Mrs. Simons is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by four sons, Paul Simons, Wesley Simons, John Simons and James Simons; two daughters, Norma Williamson and Naomi Weddle; sister, Cleo Krieg; nephew, Ray Krieg; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com
ONALASKA -- A memorial service for Tom Wilson, 65, of Livingston will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 8568. Tom was born on Feb. 22, 1947 in Wisconsin, to Melvin Woodrow Wilson Sr. and Mary Geiger Wilson. His parents preceded him in death. Tom is survived by son, Adam Wilson of Long Beach, Calif.; sister, Judy Lorens of Wisconsin; brother, Jerry Wilson of Wisconsin and grandchildren, Walker and Crystal Wilson of Long Beach, Calif. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for James Perry Freeman, infant son of John William Freeman and Amber McGuire Freeman of Livingston, were held on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Central Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Baby James is survived by his parents, John and Amber Freeman; brother, Johnny Keith Freeman; grandmother, Sherry McGuire; grandparents, Mark and Cindy McGuire; grandparents, Johnny and Bonnie Freeman; aunts and uncles, Camille McGuire, Kathryn and Lance Barrios, Johnny and Melanie Harper and Craig and Ashley Hood and the children of Craig and Ashley Hood. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- A celebration of the life of Gladys Lauzon Bo-hannon was held at Cochran Funeral Home on Thursday, April 27, 2012, at 3 p.m. Gladys died on Monday, April 23, leaving behind a legacy of love and compassion to all of those who knew her. She was born in Mobile, Ala. on June 8, 1952, and she was a gradu-ate of La Marque High School in La Marque. Gladys attended the College of the Mainland and The University of Texas, and she was a graduate of the Mayer School of Fashion Design in New York, N.Y. Upon returning to Texas, Gladys soon found herself with the title of travel agent, and she discovered the joy of experiencing, first-hand, the trips and excursions that she was peddling. Her innate gift of selling then landed her a life-long career in furniture retail at Pedigo Furniture where her fellow em-ployees and her customers soon became family. Gladys’s heart was committed to the Lord and this was evidenced through her continual service to His people and His church. Gladys was a former member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church where she was very involved in Youth Ministry and Sunday School, and she was a member of the Crossway Outreach Church of Livingston where she was instrumental in the Puppet Ministry… another passion that Gladys had that provided her another medium to share the Word of God with others. When struck with cancer, she proudly proc-laimed, “Bald is beautiful!” and as a cancer survivor, she quoted “God gave me the chance to make a difference in my life and others’,” and that is exactly what Gladys did. She joined the Lions Club of Li-vingston because of their motto, “We serve,” assuming various roles and responsibilities. She then be-came a mentor in the Livingston public school system, but little did she know that this step would be one that would change her life and the lives of others forever. She be-came a mentor to a young boy that had a younger brother, and Gladys immediately became a mentor to both. Her involvement broke through the confines of the walls of the school, and she soon became a true and trusted friend to the boys as she knew of the dire circums-tances in which they were living. She presented to the boys chal-lenges they were able to accom-plish and gave them a feeling of self-worth, and when asked if she would assume legal responsibility for the boys, she overwhelmingly agreed. This was Gladys, family an friends say. She didn’t do anything small. If she did it, she did it gran-diose…larger than life….larger than one would ever imagine. Gladys was instrumental in launching Manna Fest, and she loved watching this ministry grow and flourish. She was also present at the starting blocks of the local Boys and Girls Club, as well, help-ing that ministry get established and rooted here in Livingston. Gladys was active as a mentor in the River of Life; she strongly be-lieved in the presence of SAAFE House, and because of her extreme adoration of every living animal on this earth, she had an undying love of the SPCA. It is incredibly easy to see why she was awarded the Humanitarian Award in 1997 by the Polk County Chamber of Commerce. She gave until she could give no more, and then ama-zingly enough, she continued to offer of herself. Friends and family say it was magical. It was Gladys. She never left you without saying she loved you and she never met anyone that she didn’t treat as a life-long friend. She was a selfless individual and epitomized every characteristic of a child of God through her servant’s heart. She was forever giving and receiving love, and she displayed her faith and hope in the Lord through every aspect of her life. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, Stuart and Mary Lou Lauzon. She is survived by her sisters, Diane Martens, of Seabrook and Anna Lauzon of LaMarque; two nieces and one nephew, Tiffany Garcia, Kenneth Garcia and Tracy Garcia; two foster children, Clay-ton Stanford and Floyd Cloud; other great nieces and nephews and a number of beloved friends. The family and friends of Gladys would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff of Lighthouse Hospice for the care and compassion they bestowed during Gladys’s last days. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that dona-tions be made in memory of Gladys to American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Livingston River of Life, SAAFE House, SPCA, or Crossway Outreach Church’s Puppet Ministry. Dona-tions may be mailed to Casey Ev-ans at 3785 US Hwy 190 W., Livingston, TX 77351. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.
CORRIGAN -- Robert Lee Duff was born June 9, 1950 in Corrigan and died on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. He is preceded in death by his fa-ther, Fed Felder Duff and mother, Gladys May Brooks Duff. Survivors include his devoted wife and caregiver, Mary Duff; daughters Leah Oates, Latisha Wood and Cassie Taylor; step-daughters, Dawn Johnson, April Johnson and Amanda Johnson; stepson, Michael Johnson; his younger brother and friend, Amos Duff Sr.; special friends, Dewayne and Debbie Durham; nine grand-children; two nephews and numer-ous cousins, relatives and friends. Mr. Duff was a member of Love Faith and Hope Ministries of Leg-gett, but was known to visit Car-mona Community Church and Time for Harvest Church, both in Corrigan. Mr. Duff was a minister of the gospel and loved to sing songs. As an evangelist, he traveled with the Rev. Darwin Stanley all over Texas and Arkan-sas. As a young man, Mr. Duff put himself through college working as a butcher. He earned a business degree and CPA certification. Mr. Duff put his education and expe-rience to good use through the years as a business owner. He created 4-D Traps and had over 44 accounts in East Texas alone, where he sold coon, perch, catfish and other specialized traps. After retiring from 4-D Traps, Mr. Duff processed deer in his spare time, making smoked deer sausage that people drove from miles around to get. In his spare time he built wagons and raised horses with his almost son, Billy Evans. Up until Mr. Duff's health failed, he and his family rode on the Corrigan-Camden Trial Ride every year. For those closest to him, he will always be remem-bered as a prankster who had a big heart and stood by what he be-lieved. Although, he could be gruff at times family and friends say he was a big teddy bear on the inside. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 16, 2012, in the Carmona Community Church in Corrigan, with Charlie Hodge offi-ciating. Interment followed in Carmona Cemetery in Corrigan. Pallbearers were Duane Nevins, Dakota Wood, Darrel Brown, Andy Duff, Amos Duff and Billy Evans. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Johnson and Delton Billeaudeau. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Helen Jean York will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd, with the Rev. David Goddard officiating. Helen was born on Dec. 1, 1942 in Galesburg, Ill., to Frank Sloan and Irene Smith Sloan. She died on April 22, 2012 at her residence in Shepherd. Helen and DeWitt “Skip” York married on June 14, 1963 in Galesburg, Ill. She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents and sister, Penny Lynn. Helen is survived by her daughter, Debra Gibbs of Shepherd; sister, Karen Minor of Avington, Ill.; grandchildren, Michael Gibbs and wife Ashley, Matthew Gibbs and wife Patricia and Christina DeForest and husband Virgle and seven great-grandchildren, Nicole, Christian, Lauryn, Damion, Gwenith, Isabell and Alyssa. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Betsy Ann Worden, 68, of Livingston died on April 26, 2012 at her residence in Livingston. She was born on Sept. 17, 1943, to Leslie L. and Ann Worden. Betsy is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by many good friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Bethel Mae Dyess Grissom, 72, died on April 26, 2012, surrounded by her loved ones. Beth was born Oct. 20, 1939 in Orange. She resided in Livingston, TX. She was an 18-year survivor of lung cancer. She had a zest for life; she enjoyed playing Bridge and bowling with her friends, as well as spending quality time with her family. Beth is survived by her son, Paul Grissom and his wife Stacy Gris-som; four granddaughters, Heather Bostick and her husband Ryan Bostick, Kelli Henderson and her husband Derek Henderson, Lauren Grissom and Taylor Grissom; her great-granddaughter, Brynnan Henderson; two aunts, Sarah Free-man and her husband Al Freeman and Beatrice Tipton; uncle, Mit-chell Taylor and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ozias and Viola Dyess and numerous aunts and uncles. The Rev. Susan Gerding will of-ficiate at a memorial service honor-ing Beth at 2 p.m. on May 6, 2012 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 836 West Jones Street in Livings-ton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Beth Grissom’s honor to the American Lung Association.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Patricia Evans, 38, of Humble were held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Joe Kiff officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Polk County. Pallbearers were Ryan Dunson, Rhett Dunson, Rory Dunson, Drew Hardin, Matt Ricks, Freddie Lopez and Steven Martinelli. Patricia was born on March 23, 1974 in Houston, to Bennie Potter and Ann Rutledge Potter. She died on April 7, 2012 in Humble. Patricia married Robert Boyd Evans on Dec. 22, 2000 in Houston. Patricia is preceded in death by her father, Bennie Potter. She is survived by her husband, Robert Evans; mother, Ann Potter and friend Jesse Brake; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Gail Potter and Doug Buras, Melissa Potter and Andy Hardin, Sharon Rutledge Dunson and Karen Rutledge and Bob Nichols; nieces and nephews, Tia and Cory Buras, Steven and Rachel Martinelli, Drew, Jared and Hannah Hardin, Kassya, Ryan, Rob, Rhett and Rory Dunson, Travis and Olga Nichols, Lyndsay Nichols and Ashley Nichols; great-niece, Emma Dunson; great-nephew, Travis Nichols Jr. and numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Frances Margaret Hunt, 91, of Livingston were held Monday, April 9, 2012, in Hunt/Jenkins Cemetery in Bogalusa, La., with Larry Hunt officiating. Mrs. Hunt died on April 7, 2012 in Livingston. She was born on Sept. 3, 1920 in Mobile, Ala., to Amos J. Gardner and Jeanette Jordan Gardner. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Hunt Sr.; sons, John Hunt and Charles Hunt Jr., and several brothers and sisters. Frances is survived by her daughters-in-law, Pat Hunt of Oakhurst and Margie Hunt of Livingston; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; special friends, Bobbie and Bruce Ott and Rod and Tamra Zeigler; and a very loving hospice nurse, Denise Nellsch. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
HILLISTER -- On March 15, 1955, James Edward Jones was born to Robert Roy Evans and Leonia Jones of Camden. He at-tended school at Corrigan-Camden High School. He was baptized at an early age and worshiped at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Corrigan. He met and married the former Linda Mitchell, faithful member of the Little Baptist Missionary Church. In November 1994, he was ordained a deacon at Little Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Hil-lister. Mr. Jones died on March 6, 2012. He is preceded in death by his fa-ther, Robert Roy Evans. Survivors include his loving wife, Linda Fay Jones; mother, Leonia Jones of Woodville; four children, Bridgette Jefferson of Lufkin, Latesha Tuitt of Huntsville, Ala., Jamie Abdulbarr and husband Shahied of Phenix City, Ala. and Marcus Jones of Lufkin; three brothers, Cornell Jones of Houston, Earl (Judy) Smith of Silsbee and Robert (Carolyn) Evans of Silsbee; eight sisters, Shirley (Henry) Good-joint of Woodville, Mildred (Law-rence) Hadnot of Woodville, April (Robert) Evans of Woodville, Le-nora (Joakim) Onsargio of Wood-ville, Claudia (Gene) Jones of Hil-lister, Peggy Evans of Dallas, Dessa (Henry) Jefferson of Dobbins and Ramona Cartwright of Conroe; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Mr. Jones was laid to rest on Sat-urday, March 10, 2012, at Little Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Hillister, with the Rev. Bobby Cruse officiating. He is buried in Little Baptist Cemetery in Hillister.
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Arnulfa Torres, 56, of Cleve-land will be held at 11 a.m. Thurs-day, April 12, 2012, in St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Cor-rigan, with the Rev. Clifton Labbe, S.V.D. officiating. Interment will follow in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mrs. Torres was born June 1, 1955 in Zacatecas, Mexico and died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Mexico City, Mexico. She was a homemaker and had been em-ployed at Cleveland Regional Med-ical Center in Cleveland. She was known as a wonderful wife, moth-er, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is preceded in death by her father, Ygnacio Guzman and sister, Yolanda Guzman. She is survived by her husband, Bernabe Torres of Cleveland; mother, Mariana Acevedo Guzman of Cleveland; children, Iris Barcenas of Conroe, Mayra Smith of Cleveland and Bernabe Torres Jr. of Porter; brothers and sisters, Rafael Guzman of Houston, Martha Perez of Corrigan, Lucia Gallegos of Corrigan, Jose Guzman of Cor-rigan, Sylvia Madera of Corrigan and Henry Guzman of Corrigan; five grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Bernabe Torres Jr., Akira Smith, Jose Guz-man Jr., Henry Guzman Jr., Raul Perez and Rafael Guzman. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON -- Terry Lyn Robertson, 67, of Livingston died on April 10, 2012 in Livingston. He was born on June 10, 1944 in Detroit, Mich., to Robert Arthur Robertson and Dorothy Louise Roese Robertson. Terry served in the U.S. Army. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Ty Robertson. Terry is survived by his wife, Vikki Nixon of Livingston; son, Samuel Dorsey of Burbank, Wash.; daughter, Danielle McGowen of Pearland; three sisters, Judi Boles of St. Louis Mo., Cheryl Laut of Peavely, Mo. and Penny Wilkerson of Deer Park; two brothers, Gordon Robertson and Jeff Perkins of St. Louis, Mo. and five grandchildren, Vanessa Dorsey, Taylor Morris, Trystan Robertson, Jordan Robertson and Xena Dorsey. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.