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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
For the Week of November 4, 2007 - November 11, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company



Mark Lee Estenson
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Mark Lee Estenson, 37, were held Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Beacon Bay Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating.
Mr. Estenson died Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Conroe Regional Medical Center, Conroe.
He was born Feb. 24, 1970 in Milton, Fla., the son of Milton and Edell Maddox Estenson.
Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Estenson of Livingston; parents, Milton and Edell Estenson of Sandia; stepsons, Henry Boles and Jeffrey Boles, both of Livingston; stepdaughter, Merissa Mahan of Livingston; granddaughter, Scarlet Boles of Livingston; brother, Michael Patrick Lucas of Corpus Christi; sisters, Deborah Ann Sierra of Bandera and Donna Alexander of Bandera and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were Jessie Sierra, Jamie Sierra, Travis Combs, Henry Boles, Jeffrey Boles, Michael Lucas and Phil Tremble.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Genevieve Thompson
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Genevieve Thompson, 94, were held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery.
Mrs. Thompson died Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Gulf Health Nursing Home in Texas City.
She was born April 2, 1913 in Port Lavaca, the daughter of Charles and Emma Feagell Crossman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jens L. Thompson; her parents; her son, Robert Neal Thompson and her sister, Josephine Dunn.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Jeanie Thompson of San Leon, Richard and Mary Thompson of San Leon and Willie and Jackie Thompson of Dickinson; grandchildren, Warren Thompson, Debbie Thompson, Jeff Thompson, Scott Thompson, Beverly Thompson, Richard Thompson Jr., Susan Mills, David Thompson and Faith Kilmer; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and brother, Bill Crossman of Irving.
Pallbearers were David Thompson, Richard Thompson Jr., Richard Kilmer, Warren Thompson, Jeff Thompson and Scott Thompson.

Paul Riley Lowery
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Paul Riley Lowery, 39, were held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Jimmy Tyner officiating.
He was born April 27, 1968 in Houston and died Saturday, Oct. 20. He loved to fish for flounder and spend time with his family and grandkids.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Carol Clark and Larry Williams of Romayor; father, Louis Hallo of Crosby; stepfather, Kenneth Clark of Romayor; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kimberly and Al Bell of Houston, Amber and Pete Gonzales of Galena Park, Shannon and Bobby Jackson and Shelly and Shawn Fye; brother and sister-in-law, John and Sarah Clark of Brazoria; grandmother, Peggy Lowery of Livingston; great-aunt, Edna Biddle of Livingston; uncle, Gary Lowery of Union City, Calif.; aunts and uncles, Vickie and Melvin Ramey of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hallo of Timpson; uncle, William Hallo of Houston; the love of his life, Vickie Balser of Houston; stepchildren, Amber, Nikki and Lavonne; four grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gale of Pasadena and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Lyonel Cecil, John Clark, Wade Anderson, Bill Thornton, Al Bell and David Kainer.

Code William "Skipper" Grant
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Code William "Skipper" Grant, 91, of Livingston were held
Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel.  Windle
Kee officiated and interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in
Livingston.
"Skipper" was born Nov. 16, 1915 in Lake Providence, La. and
died Oct. 26 in Memorial Medical Center – Livingston.
He retired as a pilot on a Marine tow boat. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Grant; his mother and father, Ida Mae Edwards and John T.
Grant Sr. and one daughter, Shirley Dickerson.
Survivors include his five daughters, Linda Boatright and husband Rolan of Houston, Debra Grant of Goodrich, Corliss Grant of Houston, Cathy Clark and husband Bill of Beaumont and Tameron LaGow and husband Doyle of Livingston; brother-in-law, W.T. Autry and wife, Lorraine of Livingston; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-
grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Pallbearers were Thomas Autry, Brian Chapman, Gary Woolverton, Wayne Woolverton, Quentin Gillson, Jerry Davis, Darrel Herbst and Kenny Woolverton.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

Connie Lee McKnight
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Connie Lee McKnight, 89, of Barnum were held Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Norman Turner officiating. Interment followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Corrigan.
Mrs. McKnight was born June 16, 1918 in the Barnum community of Polk County and died Friday, Oct. 26, in Corrigan.
She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Grove Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Eugene and Nettie Lee Williams Neal; husband, Alfred Buren McKnight; son, Jerry McKnight; granddaughter, Connie Anderson and brother, R.E. “Buster” Neal.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Marsha McKnight of Barnum and Ray and Carrie McKnight of Barnum; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Roy Cox of Hideaway, Carol Alexander of Cypress, Cynthia and Louis Scott of Crossett, Ark. and Betty and Mike Davis of Chester; brother, Everett “Joe” and Lillian Neal of Lufkin; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Mike Holland, Clay McKnight, Greg Alexander, Wayne Davis, J.R. Davis, Jason McKnight, Mike Davis, Roy Cox and Louis Scott. Honorary pallbearers were Alan Bridges, Kris Senter, Earl Murphy, Toney Hartley and Brad Jones.

John Martin Bross
LIVINGSTON – John Martin Bross, 92, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at his residence in Livingston.
He was born April 6, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of John and Agnes Dammer Bross. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, having attained the rank of TEC 5. He enlisted on Feb. 17, 1941 and was discharged on Sept. 6, 1945. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Alan Bross.
Survivors include his wife, Lucyann Bross of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Roland Thomas of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Penny Bross of Pollock Pines, Calif.; grandchildren, Jason Bross, Anette Himelick, Kyle Bross, Daniel Bross, Dustin Bross, Kasey Bross, Alan Bross Jr., Crystal Varner, Kendra Scott, Roland Thomas III, Joshua Thomas, Sarah Thomas, Elizabeth Thomas and Janie Dehart; great-grandchildren, Van Bross, Jacob Himelick, Heather Varner, Kelly Varner, Bailey Scott, Devon Scott, Daria Scott, Jacob Thomas, Indica Dehart and Kailey Dehart and daughter-in-law, Jill Bross of Berwick, La.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clinton Small Jr.
ONALASKA – Funeral services for Clinton Small Jr., 50, were held Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Bishop Vic Larsen officiating.
Mr. Small died Thursday, Oct. 25, at his residence in Point Blank.
He was born Sept. 27, 1957 in Big Spring, the son of Clinton and Emily Cobb Small Sr. He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his daughter, Christina Sustaita of Livingston; granddaughters, Elissa Sustaita and Gabriella Sustaita, both of Livingston; grandson, Fernando Sustaita of Livingston; mother, Emily Lane of Point Blank; sisters, Cyndy Schiele of Onalaska, Paula Stanley of Houston, Valarie Green of Point Blank and Elizabeth Kilpatrick of Pensacola, Fla.; brothers, Frank Vick of Graham, Zack Kilpatrick of Tyler and Phillip Kilpatrick; stepfather, Jerome Kilpatrick and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Edward Kennedy
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Edward Kennedy, 100, of Woodlake were held Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Lester McAdams and Pastor Carol Norsworthy officiating. Interment followed in Bennett Cemetery in Trinity County.
Mr. Kennedy was born March 17, 1907 in McGee Bend and died Friday, Oct. 26, in Crockett.
He was a carpenter and painter for many years and a Baptist by faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rosa Bennett Kennedy; first wife, Dollie Hollis Kennedy; daughters, Helen, Dorothy and two infant children; grandsons, Doug Kennedy, Michael Day and Dennis Day Jr.; great-grandson, Christopher Charles Kennedy; great-granddaughter, Brittney Fitzgerald; brothers, Arthur, Grover, Clever and Vonie Kennedy and sisters, Lillie Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Penola Perkins and Hart Norsworthy.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Marie Patterson Kennedy of Woodlake; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Louise Kennedy of Corrigan, Lynn and Jean Kennedy of Corrigan and Lent and Bessie Kennedy of Woodlake; daughter and son-in-law, Odean and Butch Schetat of Woodlake; brother, Omie Kennedy of Beaumont; sisters, Emma Norsworthy of Crockett and Opal Thomas of Beaumont; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 51 great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Day, Johnny Day, Christopher Day, Bert Fitzgerald, David Kennedy, Michael Martinez, David Martinez, Jeremy Woods, Travis Bell, Andy Ashley, Jason Kennedy, Shawn Day and Christopher Kennedy.

Theodore Pope Clemmons
WOODVILLE -- Theodore Pope Clemmons, 83, of Livingston died on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, in Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.
Memorial services were held Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Clemmons was born Oct. 28, 1923 to Morris Cook and Esca Dee Pope Clemmons in Beaumont. He was a former longtime resident of Houston and had lived in Livingston for the past 10 years. He was retired from the oil industry and was a WWII U.S. Army/Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Arthur Marco of Coconut Creek, Fla. and Martha and John Doherty of Holbrook, Mass.; brother, Martin Clemmons of Sugar Land; grandchildren, Mary Doherty and John Doherty; nieces, Frances Kuehn and Cheryl Greenway and nephew, Martin Clemmons.
Cremation services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Loreta Cleo Hook
Funeral services for Loreta Cleo Hook, age 84, will be held Thursday, November
1,2007, at 2:00 pm, at Pace Funeral Home, with Brother Randy Maze  officiating.
 Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska.  Visitation was
Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm at Pace Funeral Home.
Loreta was born in Turkey, Texas, October 14,1923 and was a retired baker.
She was Baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1950.  for fifty-seven years
she volunteered a lot of her life time in the Christian door to door ministry
telling others about the good news of God's Kingdom.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; Warren Scott and James Hook and her
parents Perry and Maud Cogdill.
She is survived by one son David Scott of Bolen, New Mexico, three daughters;
Carolyn Hook Majia of Missouri City, Texas, Marilyn Hook Singleton of Wathena,
Kansas and Kathryn Hook McReynolds of Tuscon, Arizona.  One sister Flora
Cogdill of Amarillo, Texas. Seven grandchildren, Susan Reed, Trinity, Tx.,
Kelli Pulcher, Lascruccs, New Mexico, Kimberly Womack, Houston, Tx, Julie
Mejia, Missouri City, Theresa Cooper, St. Joe, Missouri, Tracy Nold, Helena,
Miss, Todd Smithson, Sencca, Ks. and fourteen Great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James Comstock, Richard LaFour, Leslie Crain, James Cash,
John Venning and Steven Cowart.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com


 

 





 



 

 

 

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