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Polk County Enterprise - October 18, 2009 - November 7, 2009
Joshua Lee Henry
LIVINGSTON — Joshua Lee Henry, 21, of Livingston died on Oct. 17, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Amanda Gibson conducting the service. Visitation will be be Saturday, from 9 a.m. until service time. Josh was born Oct. 18, 1987 in Houston, the son of Darrell Lee Henry and Vickie Lynn Huffman. He was a very hard worker and enjoyed spending time with all his close friends who meant the world to him. He is survived by his parents, Darrell Lee and Dawn Henry of Livingston; mother, Vickie Lynn Huffman of Port Arthur; grandparents, James Deward and Deloris Henry of Livingston; grandmother, Joy Clemens of Eureka, Calif.; grandmother, Judy Broussard of Port Arthur; siblings, James Andrew Henry of Austin, Randy Carl Henry of Port Arthur, Haley Henry of Virginia, Victoria Henry of Virginia, Amanda Young Gibson of Livingston and Vance Young of Georgia and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.
Rev. Thomas Wayne Wilson
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — The Rev. Thomas Wayne Wilson, 75, of Altamont, Ill. died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham. Funeral services were held Oct. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA, in Shumway, Ill., with the Rev. Thomas B. Christell Jr. and the Rev. Jackie Linden-Schade officiating. He was buried at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery with graveside military rites by Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger VFW Post 7676, Altamont, Ill. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA or World Hunger. The Rev. Wilson was born March 21, 1934, in Houston, the son of Tom W. and Inez (Wilkerson) Wilson. He married Kaye Brady May 3, 1969, in Chicago. He graduated from Galena Park High School, Galena Park and attended Kansas City Junior College, Kansas City, Mo., and the University of Texas and Lutheran Concordia College, Austin. He attended Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, and was ordained as a pastor July 14, 1963. He celebrated his 45th ordination anniversary in 2008. Rev. Wilson served as pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, E. Moline, Ill.; St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Montgomery, Ill.; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Romeoville, Ill.; Messiah Lutheran Church, Aledo, Ill.; and Grace Lutheran Church, Virginia. He also worked for the Division for Senior Citizens, Chicago. He retired July 1, 2000, and moved to Ace, Texas. Upon moving back to central Illinois in 2006, he became the interim pastor for Trinity Lutheran Church, Shumway until his recent illness. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, Richard- Anderson VFW Post 8953, Romayor, Texas. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He is survived by his wife, Kaye, of Altamont, Ill.; sons, Chris Wilson of Katy, Texas, Mike Friese of Chino, Calif., Rick (wife, Dale Marie) Friese of Elgin, Ill., Jeff (wife, Lori) Friese of Havelock, N.C., and Mark (wife, Jo) Friese of Lisbon, Conn.; daughters, Stephanie (husband, Steve) Caro of St. Petersburg, Fla., Kim Wilson of Houston, Kathy (husband, Rennie) Bahr of Montgomery, Ill. and Jackie (husband, Mike) Allison of Yorkville, Ill.; brothers, Fred (wife, Rosemary) Wilson of Houston, Russell (wife, Pam) Wilson of Baytown, Texas, and Richard (wife, Nancy) Wilson of Aurora, Colo.; sisters, Bettie (husband, Bob) Spence of Woodville, Texas, Terri (husband, Gary) Fields of Troup, Texas, Patti (husband, David) Johnson of Onalaska, and Laura Jacobson of Altadena, Calif.; stepmother, Dessa Wilson of Troup, Texas; aunt, Delores Hall of Beaumont; sister-in-law, Jo (husband, Lloyd) Allsop of Beecher City; as well as 18 grandchildren and 22 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; sisters, Patsy Dalmolin and Susan Moore; and brother-in-law, Bud Jacobson.
Lois Evelyn McIntyre
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Lois Evelyn McIntyre, 89, of Livingston were held Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Barry Jeffries officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Brent Stovall, Houston Whatley III., Robert Hill Trapp, James Russell Tanner, Don Atkins Jr., Dalton Curry and Mike Downey. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Stovall and Lloyd Dickens. She was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Cleveland, the daughter of Robert Atkins and Bertie Sewell Atkins, and died on Oct. 16, 2009, in Livingston. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andrew “Buck” McIntyre; brother, Donald Atkins; sisters, Christine Phillips, Margie West and Lucille Fleming and granddaughter, Jana Lynn Whatley. She is survived by Shirley Ann and Houston Whatley, daughter and son-in-law, of Montgomery; Thomas R. and Pamela Rose Mc- Intyre, son and daughter-in-law, of Livingston; Pamela Kay McIntyre, daughter, of London, England; grandchildren, Houston Whatley III, Jodie Staples, Christine Noel Campbell, Thomas Andrew Mc- Intyre, Robert Cenci and William Cenci; great-grandchildren, Brice Whatley, Teagan Staples, Jana Whatley, Ciera Campbell and Nathan Campbell; sisters, Wilma Browder and Billie Jo Trapp and brother, Robert Atkins. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.
Douglas Arthur Anderson
LIVINGSTON — Douglas Arthur Anderson, 54, of Livingston died on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. He was born Jan. 22, 1955 in Austin, the son of John August Anderson and Louella Collins Anderson. He is survived by his sister, Susan Badypour of Spring; girlfriend, Jeri Brown of Livingston; and nieces and nephews, Priscilla Long of Houston, Louella Badypour of Spring and Johnathan Badypour of Spring. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochanfh.com.
Peggy Sue Haley
LIVINGSTON – Private services for Peggy Sue Haley, 83, of Livingston were held on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. The respected and long-time resident of Livingston died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, from the affects of Alzheimer’s disease. Born June 11, 1926 in Houston, Peggy was the daughter of the late Pearl Robinson and The Honorable Royal H.C. Shepherd of Hitchcock and later of Livingston. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Harold Haley; mother- in-law, Edith Bennett and her sisters, Wanda Heckendorm and Evelyn Nebout. Peggy attended Houston schools, graduating from San Jacinto High School. She was a church secretary and dedicated member of Second Baptist Church on McGowan Street. She married Harold on April 23, 1946 and they resided in Houston until 1957, then moved to Livingston to achieve Harold’s dream of starting a radio station, and later a low-power television station. In addition to announcing the early morning local news for Livingston and Corrigan, Peggy managed all business and public relations of the radio station, seven days a week. She and Harold broadcast every high school football game, and other sports, for decades; she was the lifeline of KETX. Peggy enjoyed the Pilot Club and Rotary Anns when time permitted. Central Baptist Church was her church home in Livingston, where she served the Lord for nearly 40 years in the capacity she loved the most, teaching and directing the nursery and toddlers. Even when Alzheimer’s disease changed her life’s course, this devoted lady resisted even when it was deemed necessary for her to leave her positions at the church and radio station. Despite Peggy’s exhausting schedule, her family’s happiness was paramount; a consistent goal was the happiness of others. She will be most lovingly remembered for that devotion to her family, for the love she had of children, her positive attitude, generosity and her remarkable principles, always living by, and reminding her children of the Golden Rule. Her word was also golden. Peggy sought right from wrong, exemplifying a woman of great moral integrity. She never lacked an appreciation of nature, nor failed to give the proper credit by saying, “Thank you, God.” Among those who survive to live with the memory of her exceptional spirit is her daughter, Peggy “Bitsy” Marsh and husband Jim of Sugar Land; her son, Harold “Bubba” Haley of Livingston; brother, Royal Shepherd of Azle and sisters-in-law, Billie Shepherd of Azle and Gloria Van Slyke of Portland, Ore. Three grandchildren, Emily Lankford and her husband Brad of Missouri City, Hannah Haley Thomas and her husband Stacey and Hunter Haley of Livingston, also survive their “Nana.” Peggy is also leaving her five great-grandchildren, newest addition Ty Thomas and Haley, Braden, Addi and Ella Lankford, who have been blessed to spend very special time with her. Peggy also loved her surviving nieces and nephews, Linda Meenan, Rodney Heckendorm, Sheran DeBlieux, Darla Hillman, Debbie McLawchlin, Allen Shepherd, Joe Shepherd, Bruce Heckendorm, Sandy Alhson, Kathy Lewis and Steve Lewis. Family members say it must be mentioned that Peggy truly loved her many loyal and caring listeners and would have been very grateful for the demonstration of love and concern that was shown during her absence from the radio station and her local news in the mornings. Grandson-in-law, Brad Lankford, officiated the private service at the Houston National Cemetery Chapel. She then joined her husband Hal, who was laid to rest there in 2007. Serving as pallbearers were Hunter Haley, Stacey Thomas, Joe Shepherd, Allen Shepherd and Royal Shepherd. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Nursery and Toddler Departments at Central Baptist Church, 503 North East Ave., P.O. Box 540, Livingston, Texas.
Homer Jack Wade
LIVINGSTON — Homer Jack Wade, 87, died on Oct. 19, 2009 in Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin. He was born April 28, 1922 in LaFlore, Okla. Jack was a veteran of World War II. He joined the US Marine Corps shortly after Pearl Harbor and participated in numerous landings of the Pacific Campaign, including Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian. Upon returning from the war, Jack served as a police officer for the City of Port Arthur before settling on a career in petroleum refining. He loved music, especially bluegrass and country western, the outdoors, good food and deer hunting. For most of his life, Jack was a workaholic, which included building five of his family’s residences with his own hands. In his later years he enjoyed travel and belonged to the Escapees in Livingston, where he leaves many friends. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Blanchette Wood Wade of Livingston; sons, Robert Keith Wade and wife Annette of Beaumont and Glenn Alan Wade and wife Karen of Fort Worth; stepchildren, Marcia Beverly and husband Steven Lee of Dallas and Clayton Wood and wife Chancel of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Patrick Kristoffer Wade of Lubbock, Elizabeth Colette Wade of Chicago, Denys Charles Laurence Wade of Houston and Carter Jack Wade of Fort Worth; step-grandchildren, Erin Beverly and Susannah of Dallas, Caily Wood and Hannah Wood; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Ben Odom and brothers, Rob Wade of San Antonio and Gary Donald Wade of Robstown. He is preceded in death by his parents, Homer Lee and Clarice Ernestine Collier Wade and brother, Laurence Waco Wade. A graveside service was held Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the VA Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to www. pacefuneral.com.
Earl Crawford Myles
ONALASKA — Earl Crawford Myles, 80, of Livingston died on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in Magnolia Cemetery, with the Rev. Phillip Dunn officiating. Visitation will also be Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., in the Cochran Funeral Home Onalaska Chapel. Mr. Myles was born June 10, 1929 in Crowder, Miss., the son of Joe Myles and Ada Lee Alexander. He is survived by his wife, Daisy Myles of Onalaska; sons, Roy Bagley of Onalaska, Greg Bagley of Onalaska and Dorrell Myles of Pasadena; daughters, Dora Ann Myles of Pasadena and Maritta Myles of Spokane, Wash. and son, Earl Junior Myles of Fresno, Calif.; brother, Milton Myles of Batesville, Miss.; sisters, Christine Yarbrough of Oscalo, Ark. and Pauline Terry of Crowder, Miss. and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.
Rebecca Lynn Price
LIVINGSTON -- Rebecca Lynn Price, 53, of Leggett died on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Lufkin. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Burial will follow in Bedias Methodist Cemetery. Rebecca was born April 4, 1956 in Houston. She was known as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Roy McNeil; children, April Parish, J.R. Shoemaker and wife Christy, Larry Price, Dawn Burk and husband Kenny, Ronnie Price and wife Sara Hickman and Angel Hayes; sister, Doris Glen; brother, Danny Brown; sister, Bonita Pursley; brother, Ricky Brown and sister, Pamela Williams. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Kourtney Glen, Anna Williams, Miranda Brown Chelsea Hosea, Justin Hosea, Patrick Stuckey, Jennifer Brown, Angela Pursley, Josh Pursley, Christy Villereal and Bobbie Ethridge and her grandchildren, Reba, Slade, Elizabeth, Kadyn, Blaine, Brynn, Truitt, Westen and Carson. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Price, Josh Pursley, J.R. Shoemaker, Larry Price, Justin Hosea and Kenny Burke. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.
William R. “Bill” Gamble
LIVINGSTON — William R. “Bill” Gamble died on Oct. 23, 2009 in his home in Livingston. He was born March 6, 1916 in Graham, Ky. and was raised in Benton, Ill. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Evelyn Wingo. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Carroll and husband Paul of Bryan; sons, Bill Gamble Jr. of Kalispell, Mont., Carl Gamble and wife Wendy of Austin and Richard Gamble of Livingston; his grandchildren, Ty Carroll, John Carroll, Cindy David, Cy Gamble, Zack Gamble, Marty Gamble, B.J. Gamble, Katye Isakson, Jason Gamble and Aaron Gamble and 15 greatgrandchildren. As a young man, Bill was known as Peaceful Pat for his ability to settle arguments peacefully. He served as a Seaman 1st Class with the Navy Construction Battalion (CBs) during World War II. Bill and Evelyn moved to Houston where Bill worked 14 years as a letter carrier and later as station supervisor at Fair View, River Oaks, Sharpstown, and general foreman at the main Post Office in Houston. Bill was known as a devoted father and husband and as someone who was loved by all who knew him. He requested in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to Godtel Ministries, 1607 S. Washington Ave. Livingston, TX 77351 or the Salvation Army. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Gerald Reeves officiating. Burial will be Friday, Oct. 30, in the Masonic & Odd Fellow Cemetery in Benton, Ill. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.
Michael Lee Blackstock
LIVINGSTON — Michael Lee Blackstock, 64, of Livingston died on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in The Bradford at Brookside. Graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 26, in Forest Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. He was born Aug. 6, 1945 in Ft. Worth, the son of John Blackstock and Mozelle Burns. He was a United States veteran, serving in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Richard Blackstock. Michael is survived by his brother, Robert Blackstock and wife Judy of Livingston and nieces, Julie Taylor and husband Mark of Livingston and Vickie Wall and husband Jay of Corinth. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochanfh.com.
Patricia Ann “Pat” Lacy
LIVINGSTON — Patricia Ann “Pat” Lacy, 75, of Corpus Christi died on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Tri Sun River Ridge Nursing Home, following recovery from hip surgery. Patricia is preceded in death by husband, Jinks Lacy; son, Scott Lacy; sister; Dorletta Ryan; both parents and niece, Laura Ryan. She is survived by sister, Susan Walker of Corpus Christi; three nephews, John Ryan of Allen, Eric Soland of Corpus Christi and Matthew Walker of Fort Worth; three nieces, Cathy Collard of Killeen, Teresa Ryan of McKinney and Donna McIntyre of Whiley; one great-nephew, Jarred; five greatnieces, Rachel, Amanda, Crystal, Pastel and Brianna; and one greatgreat- nephew, Cody. Born March 14, 1934 in Dickinson, N.D. to Ann and Joseph Vadnais, Patricia was the granddaughter of Hungarian immigrants Frank Grimm and Kathryn Naumann. She grew up in Dickinson, N.D. with sister Dorletta and attended Catholic school. On Aug. 27, 1955, Patricia Ann Vadnais married Jinks Winston Lacy and moved to Mississippi to be near her husband’s work and family. They had one child, Scott W. Lacy, born Jan. 7, 1966. She traveled with her husband, a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, eventually retiring in Goodrich, Texas. Her most treasured pets were two black poodles, Mitsy and Little Bit. After 25 years of marriage, widowed, Patricia moved to Simi Valley, Calif. to live with her sister Dorletta for the next 25 years. After Dorletta died in 2005, Patricia moved to be near her sister Susan Walker, in Corpus Christi. Suffering from Alzheimer’s and various other health ailments, she resided in Tri Sun Nursing Home for the last three years of her life. She was known to always have a mischievous smile and a great sense of humor. Patricia was known as a lively, gracious person who was always up for a challenge. She never thought twice about leaving her home in North Dakota to travel 2000 miles away to live by her inlaws and eagerly relocated each time her husband was transferred in the military. She worked as a bookkeeper, a dog groomer, a secretary, and as a collections agent. Her hobbies were compiling the family genealogy, crocheting afghans for new family members, cooking, traveling, playing canasta, working crossword puzzles, and watching Disney movies with nieces and nephews. Her one claim to the French ancestry on her father’s side was her favorite phrase, “Oheveh!” Patricia was also very talented. She sang much like Patsy Cline, played the organ, and painted many acrylic works. Cochran Funeral Home will conduct a graveside memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, in Peebles Cemetery in Goodrich.
LIVINGSTON — Scott Winston Lacy, 36, of Colorado Springs, Colo. died in February 2002 after an extended illness. He will be interred at a graveside memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, in Peebles Cemetery in Goodrich. Scott was the son of Jinks and Patricia Lacy, formerly of Goodrich.
Mary Lee Jones
LIVINGSTON — Mary Lee Jones, 65, of Conroe died on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Burial will follow in Menard Chapel Cemetery. Mary was born March 3, 1944 in Lufkin, the daughter of Ernest Grimes and Mary Bass Grimes. She was a bus driver for the New Caney School for many years, helping with the special needs children. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ervin Lee Jones; brother, Ernest Ray Grimes and sister, Evelyn Pool. Mary is survived by her son, Ervin Lee Jones Jr. and wife Leida of Houston; grandchildren, Arthur Braito, Angelo Braito, Anthony Braito, Michael Jones, Ervin L. Jones and Krystal Jones, all of Houston and her nieces and nephews, Pam Boone, Chris Smith, Jason Smith, Roy Allen Grimes, Angie Fuller and Katrina Babbs. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.
Mary Frances Galloway
LIVINGSTON — Mary Frances “Mazy” Barnett Galloway, 90, known as a beloved wife, sister, aunt and cherished friend to many, died on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. Mazy was born May 14, 1919 in Buck, the daughter of Solan Slade and Ella Mae Lucille Brent Barnett. She was married to Douglas “Runt” Galloway and was the sister of Egbert Barnett and Solan Slade Barnett Jr. Her heart always remained with her family and Polk County. She had fond memories of growing up in New Willard and living in Livingston where she reigned as “Miss Livingston” in 1935. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 25, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Barry Jeffries officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery. The family has asked that in lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions be made in Mazy’s name to the American Heart Association, Hospice Care of the Southwest at 317 W. Church St. Ste 112 Livingston, TX 77351 or the charity of your choice. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.
Walter Earl Howell Sr.
CORRIGAN – Funeral services for Walter Earl Howell Sr., 68, of Corrigan were held Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Charlie Hodge and Bro. Curtis Jordan officiating. Interment followed in Carmona Cemetery. Mr. Howell was born April 20, 1941 in Carmona and died on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in Lufkin. He was a carpenter and a Baptist by faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, O.C. and Jo Nell (Moulder) Howell and daughter, Tina Marie Howell. Survivors include his wife, Inez Howell of Corrigan; sons and daughters-in-law, Walter Earl and LaTisha Howell Jr. of Corrigan and Michael and Kristen Keiffer of Jasper; daughters and sons-inlaw, Ammie and Mike Coody of Chester and Jo Ella and Chris Gillam of Chester; brothers and sisters- in-law, Ronnie Joe Howell of Diboll and Curtis Melvin and Bonita Howell of Spurger; sister and brother-in-law, Ida May and Burl Vann of Woodville; stepfather, Clayton Hearn of Leggett; grandchildren, Jessica, Madison, James and Jamee, Mikayla, Earl, Natallie, Leonardo, Brandi, Mason, Trista and Tina and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Faron Howell, Curt Howell, Homer Tyler, Larry Copeland, Keith Frankens, Michael Hooks and Michael Keiffer.
Ida Mae Flowers
LIVINGSTON — Ida Mae Flowers, 88, of Livingston died on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in San Antonio. Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, in Bluewater Cemetery, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Ida was born Feb. 8, 1921, in Votaw, the daughter of James P. Jordan and Nora Vanya Jordan. She is survived by daughters, Georgia Mae Johnson of Rye and Jean Lewis of San Antonio; sons, George Day Jr. of Livingston and Billy Ray Day of Devers; sister, Arrie Bell Lyons; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON — Graveside funeral services for Margaret Ray of Livingston will be held at noon Monday, Nov. 2, in the Houston National Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cochran Funeral Home. A full obituary will appear in the next newspaper. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Allen Ray Poage
LIVINGSTON — Allen Ray Poage, 51, of Onalaska died on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services are pending at this time. A full obituary will be in Sunday’s newspaper. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.
James Patrick O’Hara
LIVINGSTON — James Patrick O’Hara, born Jan. 14, 1945, died on Oct. 23, 2009 after a two-year, four-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Family members say he fought with courage, faith, hope and determination that was inspiring. Jim was preceded in death by his father, Joseph O’Hara; mother, Mary Latham Lees and brothers, Joel, Walter and John Hettiger. He is survived by Cathy O’Hara, his devoted and loving wife of 27 years; brother, Bill; daughters, Maureen, Colleen and her husband Kelly and Shannon and her husband Roy; stepson, Blake and his wife Alicia; stepdaughter, Tosha; mother-in-law, Jeannie; sister-inlaw, Sharon and her husband Eloy; grandchildren, Sean, Chris, Amber, Ashley, Brittany, Erin, Emily, Ban, Hunter, Tatianna and Branden; great-grandchildren, Aerial and Laila; his faithful dog, Bandy and numerous other extended family members and friends. Jim’s career in the petrochemical industry spanned 42 years. He loved his profession and family members say all who were lucky enough to know him would tell you that his positive attitude was infectious. Jim’s greatest love was of his family and friends and this tradition will be carried on by his wife and children. A celebration of his life was held Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, followed by a mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, across the street. Interment followed in Ace Cemetery, with military honors provided by VFW Post 8568. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.
Lealie Lorine Stricklen
CLEVELAND — Lealie Lorine Stricklen, 66, died on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, in Coldspring. She was born Monday, April 12, 1943, to John B Hodge and Lota Mae Hodge, both of whom preceded her in death. Lealie was also preceded in death by her brothers, John Lee and Ronald Randolph Hodge. She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Stricklen; daughters, Rebecca Johnson and husband Edmond of Livingston, Vicki Shelly and husband David of Coldspring and Denee Parker and husband James of Onalaska; brothers, William Hodge and wife Sharon of Onalaska, Doyle Hodge and Virginia of Leggett and George Elton and wife Debra of Corrigan; sister, Minnie Mae Wilson and husband Gary of Onalaska; grandchildren, Kelsee, Caleb, Lucas, Allison, Justin, Candice, Lindsey, Dustin and Meagan; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends. Services were held Monday, Oct. 26, at the First Assembly Of God Church, Livingston. Internment followed in Magnolia Cemetery, Onalaska, with the Rev. Chris Borden and the Rev. Dennis Hodge officiating. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sharon Lee Whitton
LIVINGSTON — Sharon Lee Whitton, 64, of Galveston died on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Steve Gatlin and the Rev. Wayne Landrum officiating. Burial followed in Farley Chapel Cemetery. Sharon was born Nov. 13, 1944 in Pasadena, the daughter of Leon Stephens and Willie Parrott Stephens. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Billie Cantrell and husband, Earl Whitton. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Aucion and husband Jerry of Galveston; granddaughters, Jamie DeWitt of Porter and Nicole Aucion of Galveston; brother, Joe Stephens and wife Virginia of Livingston; her great-grandchildren, Alexis DeWitt, Zoe Hamm, Evan Jones and Brook Jones; her nieces and nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers were Michael Harp, Michael Freuck, Gary Folmer, Anthony Atkinson, Steve Richards and Donald Canny. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.
Allen Ray Poage
ONALASKA — A memorial service for Allen Ray Poage Sr,. 51, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the First Assembly Of God Church with Rev. Kevin Page officiating. Allen died Monday, Oct. 26. He was born April 4, 1958, in Ryan, Okla. to Foy Poage and Virgina Bernice Williams Poage. He is predeceased by his mother. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Foy and Evonne Poage; daughters, Karen Poage of Onalaska and Katherine Poage of Onalaska; sons, Allen Ray Poage Jr. of Onalaska, Robert Paoge of Corrigan; sisters, Connie, Linda, Annette and Darlene, and brothers, Terry, Shawn and Kevin. He is also survived by his grandchildren Angel, Allen III, Kobi, Sierra, Elijah, Dante, and Brandon. Please sign the online guest book at www.cochranfh.com. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
J. C. Fuller
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for J.C. Fuller, 97, of Livingston will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Owens officiating. Burial will follow in the Peebles Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, also in the Cochran Funeral Home. J.C. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 27. He was born May 28, 1912 in Pineland, to Clyde Fuller and Fannie Gilchriest Fuller. He was a longtime member of the Trinity Lodge No. 14 AF&AM in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Myrtis Eunice Julia Fuller; grandsons, Chris Fuller and Wayne Ratcliff; one brother and one sister. J.C. is survived by his children, Jerry Fuller of Rosharon, Jo Ann Bowman and husband Larry of Onalaska, Jimmy Fuller and wife Carolyn of Goodrich, Brenda Fears and husband Homer of Goodrich, Frankie Dolloff and husband Richard of Shreveport; sisters, Barbara Waldrop, and Jean Fuller. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren, 33 greatgrandchildren, and 11 great-greatgrandchildren.
LIVINGSTON – Kenshawn Dakar Davis, born Oct. 4, 1978, died on Oct. 24, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 8901 Jensen Dr. in Houston. Visitation will be held from 9- 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Victory Place Cemetery in Swartout. McDuffie Mortuary in Houston is in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Michael Leonard Stevens, 53, of Goodrich were held Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, with Deacon Mike Marion officiating. He was born April 17, 1956 in Covington, Ky., the son of Leonard Milford Stevens and Jean Raye Davis Stevens Dean, and died on Oct. 25, 2009 in Livingston. He is survived by his mother, Jean Dean of Goodrich; father, Leonard Milford Stevens of New Mexico; son, James Bargonetti of Iraq; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth Robert and Bonnie Stevens of Houston; aunts, Roberta Bonar of Goodrich and Joan Nichols of Kentucky and numerous cousins and friends in Houston and Kentucky. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh. com.