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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
For the Week of November 25, 2007 - December 2, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Roma Holifield Sheenbergen
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Roma Holified Sheenbergen, 88, of Point Blank were held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with the Rev. Sam Steele officiating. Interment followed in Center Hill Cemetery, in Point Blank.
She is survived by her husband. Harry Steenbergen of Point Blank; Hilda Raynor, daughter, of Livingston; Larry Holifield, son, of Coldspring; Dwight and Christine Holifield, son and daughter-in-law, of Sugarland; Robert T. Steenbergen, stepson, of Fairview, Ore.; Rena Gibson, sister, of Ellisville, Miss.; Dorothy and Lou Weikel, sister and brother-in-law of Spring Hill, Fla.; Jim McDaniel, brother, of Biloxi, Miss.; 17 grandchildren; 20, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Lona McDaniel; her son, Norman Holifield; her grandsons, Nylon Holifield and Malcolm Holifield and her husband of 60 years, Bart Holifield.
She was born Jan. 4, 1919 in McGee, Miss., the daughter of Archie and Lona Sullivan McDaniel.
Pallbearers were Tim Steenbergen, Christophor Andrews, Shawn Andrews, Jeff Holifield, Don Andrews, Tim Holifield, Mark Andrews, Richard Holifield, Larry Holifield, Troy Morgan, Ryan Rayburn, Adam Rayburn and Walter Rayburn.

Lois (Loyce) Maze Chamblin
BAYTOWN -- Lois (Loyce) Maze Chamblin, 80, died Friday evening, Nov. 23, 2007.  She was born Jan. 22, 1927 in Livingston to Lee Ondis and Maime Gentry Maze.
Mrs. Chamblin was a member of Cedar Bayou Baptist Church, having attended since 1945.  She was a member of the CBBC Love Class and the L.A.F.F. Club.  She worked continuously through the years from Girl’s Auxiliary leader to the Flower Committee to being a greeter.  She held several offices in the Texas Delta Gamma Sorority of Baytown whose motto is Faith, Friendship and Courage.  She also held most stations in the Cedar Bayou Chapter No. 11 of the order of Eastern Star including Worthy Matron. She was known as a sweet, loving woman with a servant’s heart.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee Ondis and Maime Gentry Maze; husband, William E. Chamblin Jr.; brothers, Thurman Maze, Herman Maze and Hubert Maze; daughter-in-law, Laura Grant Chamblin; granddaughter, Marie Nicole Chamblin; nephew, Claude K. Chamblin and brother-in-law, Victor B. Cook.
Survivors include her son, William Michael Chamblin of Tennessee Colony; daughter, Glenda Gayle Browning and husband Travis E. Browning Sr. of Baytown and grandchildren, Tracey E. Browning of Baytown, Travis E. Browning II of Bay City and fiancé Candace Dones of Simonton, Jared Michael  Chamblin of San Antonio and Gina Pool and husband Shawn of Baytown. She is also survived by her stepdaughter, Jeannie Chamblin Flewellen and husband Porter of Baytown, and family, Norman and Beth Cooling (Caroline, John Ross); Stacey and Kurt Brandon (Roxanne, Ralston), Scott McGary (Cameron, Jaci). Great-grandchildren include Jaci Chambers, Skylar Lyles and Maili Grace Browning of Baytown. Sisters are Avis Cook of Baytown and Joyce Murphy and husband J.E. of Jasper. Sisters-in-law are Pauline Maze and Eva Maze of Livingston and Johnnie Chamblin of Baytown. Special nieces include Vicki Pinson and husband Danny of Baytown and Lorraine Chamblin of Port Jefferson, N.Y. Friends include Delene Yarborough and the “Skip-Bo Gals”: Bill Cates, Vera Carroll, Juanita Daniel, Mozelle Spell, Marie Read, Bea Carter, Betty Myers and Betty Messick.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 26, in the Earthman Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. E. Richard Steele officiating.  Burial followed in Livingston.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Cedar Bayou Baptist Building Fund.   To view an obit or to post a tribute, visit www.earthmanfunerals.com.

Lonnie E. Budro
LIVINGSTON -- Lonnie E. Budro, 68, of LeFlore, Okla. died on Nov. 25, 2007 in the
VA Hospital in Oklahoma.
Services are pending and a full obituary will be published in Sunday’s Polk County Enterprise.
Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Glenn Eugene Forrest
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Glenn Eugene Forrest, 77, were held Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. James Frazier
officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Forrest died in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
He retired after 20 years in the Navy, as master chief radar man. He loved to hunt and fish.
He was born Dec. 29, 1929 in Pelly, the son of George and Grace
Forrest. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Virginia Ann Boyer and his first wife, Mary Lillian Forrest.
Survivors include his children, Kathy and Edward Marion of Highlands, Nancy and Dale Ibendahl of Oakdale, Ill., Pauline and Bill Parker of Harrison, Ark., Paula and
Gary Hollers of Bloomfield, N.M., Maurice and Sharon George of Crosby, Michaeline and Raymond Procell of Pelican, La.; Darlene and Steve Ezell of Rydal, Ga. and Chris and Don McCoy of Marietta, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, George A. Forrest and wife Dori of Rockport; many grandchildren; a host of
great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Pallbearers were his family.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

John Aron Childree
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for John Aron Childree, 58, were held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, in Bluff Creek Cemetery. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
Mr. Childree died Sunday, Nov. 25, in the VA Hospital in Houston.
He was born Sept. 16, 1949 in Camden, the son of John Henry and Gloria Childree. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gary Childree and Terry Childree and his daughter, Heather Childree.
Mr. Childree was a member of Trinity Lodge No. 14 AF&AM and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Gay Childree of Goodrich; son, John Daniel Childree of Cleveland; daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Brandon Sturm of Goodrich and grandchildren, Holly Childree, Brandon Childree, Tori Childree, Payton Sturm and Bayleigh Sturm.
Pallbearers were George Moody, Alec Flores, Hayes Kennedy, Bryant Stripling, John Hanley and Dennis Sturm.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Frankie Bradley Ledbetter
HEMPSTEAD – Frankie Bradley Ledbetter, retired professor of English and municipal court judge in the City of Prairie View, died on Nov. 23, 2007 at the age of 92 in Houston.
A legend in the City of Prairie View and professor of English at Prairie View A&M University for more than 33 years, Mrs. Ledbetter was known as a teacher’s teacher. She served as interim head of the English Department and was the first elected chairman of the newly-sanctioned Faculty Senate at PVAMU. She headed the committee that developed the Senate’s Constitution and bylaws and served on the president’s cabinet.
Mrs. Ledbetter retired in 1985 from the teaching profession and traded in her academic regalia for a judge’s robe when she was named the first female municipal-court judge in Prairie View. Staying active in community affairs, she was a member of the Humanitarian Awards Committee.
“A Celebration of Family and Friends” will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Johnson Phillip All Faiths Chapel on the campus of Prairie View A&M University.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Prairie View, with viewing from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Houston.
Condolences may be sent to: The Ledbetter Family, c/o Singleton & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., 627 New Orleans St., Hempstead, TX 77446.








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