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LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Michael Lane Free, 39, of Livingston were held Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Center Grove Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Kilgore and the Rev. Cliff Free officiating. Pallbearers were Dewie Free Sr., “Bo”, Charles Stephens, Chase Free, Dewie Free, Jr., Chris Free, Cody Free and Shawn Schillings. He was born Sept. 25, 1971 in Houston, the son of Dewie Isaac and Janice Marie Parker Free Sr., and died Nov. 18, 2010. He is survived by Chance Free, son, of Livingston; Dewie and Janice Free, parents, of Livingston; Dewie and Paula Free, brother and sister-in-law, of Pasadena; James, Jason, Chris and Cody Free and Shawn and Tammy Schillings, nephews; Shilo and Thomas Davidson and Patricia and Steve Aguirre, nieces; and Tesha and Lauran McClanahan, special friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
WOODVILLE – Farsce Howard, 85, of Goodrich died on Nov. 18, 2010. Born Jan. 27, 1925 in Broaddus, to Tobe and Ira Sanders Howard, he lived in Colmesneil for many years before moving to Goodrich over 30 years ago. He was a retired logger and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Howard; daughters, Wanda Sue Howard of Colmesneil and Lois Ann Neyland of Goodrich; sons, Clarence Edward Howard of Goodrich and Alton Lynn Howard of Leggett; stepchildren, Billie Sue Martin of Colmesneil, Charles Earl Ross of Etoile, James Carroll Ross of Colmesneil, Charles Wyatte Reeves of Livingston and Nolan Keith Reeves Jr. of Livingston; sister, Audrey Barkett of Huntington and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 21, at First Apostolic Church in Goodrich, with Pastor Ted Buxton and the Rev. Trey Buxton officiating. A military honors service was conducted at the church by Livingston VFW Post 8568. A graveside service was held at Sand Hill Cemetery in Colmesneil. Serving as pallbearers were Daniel Hogan, Joe A. Ruiz, Homor Durand, Shawn Neyland, Ryan Hogan, Virgil Woodward and Joe Neyland. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.
Funeral Services for David Carrol Mitchamore, 75, of Hortense, Texas will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in the First Assembly Of God Church in Corrigan, Texas with Pastor Phil Corbett officiating. Interment will follow in the Center Grove Cemetery in Polk County, Texas. Visitation will be held Monday, November 22, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Mitchamore was born October 4, 1935 in Houston, Texas and came to live in Polk County when he was 7 years old. He passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010, at his residence in Hortense, Texas. He was employed as a welder for the Southern Pacific Railroad and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Corrigan, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents: Clarence Edward and Mary Margaret (Hutton) Mitchamore; brothers: Clarence Mitchamore, Jimmy Mitchamore, Eddie Mitchamore; sisters: Katheryn Bauer, Margaret Chesser. He is survived by his wife of 54 years: Margaret Bea (Fowler) Mitchamore of Livingston, Texas; sons and daughter-in-law: Clarence and Carolyn Mitchamore of Livingston, Texas, David Clyde Mitchamore of Lufkin, Texas, Albert J. Mitchamore of Louisiana, Hayden J. Mitchamore of Livingston, Texas; daughter and sonin- law: Delores and Frank Meehan of Fannett, Texas; sister and brother-in-law: Delores and Ken Gilbert of Hot Springs, Arkansas; brother-inlaw and wife: Tony and Ella Albonetti of Galveston, Texas; grandchildren: Melissa Smith, Matthew Enloe, Chantal Stepan, Justin Mitchamore, Tony Mitchamore, Brian Allen Rogers, Matt Foyil, Cheynne Mitchamore, Misty Brown and sister Melinda; great-grandchildren: Derick Smith Jr. (D.J.), Brandon Smith, Hailey Enloe; and numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers: Randy Hendry, Johnny Wright, Clarence Mitchamore, Hayden Mitchamore, Justin Mitchamore, and Keith Puckett. Honorary Pallbearers: Matthew Enloe and Tony Albonetti Jr.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lillian M. Brown of Shepherd will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Ganimage and Sons Funeral Home in Cedartown, Ga., with interment to follow in Northview Cemetery in Cedartown, Ga. Visitation was held Friday in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Lillian was born July 19, 1921, the daughter of Robert McCain and Emma Bolt McCain, in Cedartown, Ga. and died Nov. 9, 2010 in Shepherd, Texas. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Clif-ton Wood and Diane and Ray Mil-ler; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; three great-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 -- Brittnay Leigh Tidwell, born Sept. 12, 1991 in Houston to Michael Kevin Tidwell and Lisa Janel Key Tidwell, died on Nov. 7, 2010. Brittnay was preceded in death by her father, Michael and her grandfathers, Robert Key and Har-ry Porter. She is survived by her parents, Greg and Lisa Michael; sister, Tif-fany Michael; brothers, Brady and Gregory Michael; sister-in-law, Heather Loomis and niece, Makae-lah Grace Michael, all of Porter; her grandmothers, Lynne Key of Livingston and June Porter of Deer Park; other grandparents, Jane and Nathan (Butch) Crawford of Den-ham Springs, La. and Ron and Charlotte Michael of Conroe; nu-merous aunts, uncles, nieces, cou-sins and a host of friends. She graduated from New Caney High School in May of 2010, was a student at Lone Star College of Kingwood, loved the theater, was an excellent actor in many produc-tions, and worked at the Texas Renaissance Festival each fall. Services were held Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Green Lawn Funeral Home in New Caney. Pace Funeral Home has provided a memorial tribute and an online guestbook for family and friends and pacefuneral.com
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Bessie Holman Perry, 53, of Corrigan were held Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Corrigan, with the Rev. Willie Barnes officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Ceme-tery in Corrigan. Mrs. Perry was born Dec. 23, 1956 in Polk County and died Sun-day, Nov. 7, 2010, in Lufkin. She was a nurse’s aide and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland Buster Colquitt and Leasie Mae (Gilyard) Colquitt. She is survived by her husband, Calvin Perry of Corrigan; sons, Kevin Holman of Corrigan and Danny O’Zell Colquitt of Seattle, Wash.; daughters and son-in-law, Feleasha Holman of Lufkin and Kimberly and Ricard Hulett of Killeen; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Marcia Colquitt of Houston, William Earl Colquitt of Trenton, N.J., Marshall and Della Colquitt of Corrigan, Jewell and Alice Jean Colquitt of Corrigan and Lonzo Jefferson of Lufkin; sisters and brother-in-law, Angela Jeffer-son of Corrigan, Margaret and T.J. Davis of Corrigan and Linda Mor-ris of Cleveland; six grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON -- Melvin “Pete” Asher Overdorf, 84, died on Mon-day, Nov. 8, 2010. His life of labor and love ended peacefully at home with his son and daughter-in-law. He was born June 10, 1926, in Jersey Shore, Pa., to the late Asher and Edna (Bliler) Overdorf. Pete was a proud American and Navy veteran of World War II, and was honorably discharged in June of 1946. He lived most of his life in Streetsboro with his beloved wife, Dora. He was an active member of the Streetsboro Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher. He was employed by and retired from Portage County where he worked as a corrections officer and later as a bailiff. He and his wife Dora moved to Onalaska, Texas to spend their golden years. He is preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Dora; and his son, Thomas; brothers, Ernie, Walt and Till and sisters, Gyla, Edna, Lou and Leah. He is survived by sons, Timothy (Sara) of Akron, Ohio, Ted (Julie) of Honolulu, Hawaii, Scott (Barba-ra), Jamie (Annie) of Texas and Randy of Brimfield, Ohio; daugh-ter, Debbie of Florida; brothers, Jim (Karen),\ of Jersey Shore, Pa. and Richard; sister, Gladys of Austin, Texas; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday, Nov. 12, at Newcomer Funeral Home in Akron, Ohio. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wil-key officiating. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.NewcomerAkron.com. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Alvin Dodd Herndon, Odyssey Hospice care-giver, died on Nov. 10, 2010. He was born in Dry fork, Va. on Oct. 3, 1926 and was the youngest child of 12 children. He moved to Houston, Texas in the early years of 1950s. He went to work for Port Terminal Railroads on the Houston channel. He later married Waunita Dawn Greenwood. He had two stepchildren, Wesley Dale Wilkinson and Linda Noma Strebeck and two daughters, Wan-da Jane Bryan and Cathy Dawn Herndon Jensen. He retired from the Holiday Inn in the Houston Medical Center; he was their chauffer, taking patients to their treatments and to their apartments. He would kid with the patients to get their minds off of their treatments and the pain. He won many prizes, including won-derful gifts and vacations. He also would bring the patients to his home to eat if they had no friends or had little money to survive. He was known as someone who dearly loved people and these people dearly loved him back. One man liked him so much that he gave him land in a prize area and he was given a vacation on the lake in Hot Springs, Ark. He was also, given money. He loved his job. He retired at the age of 62 and then moved to Livingston with his wife in 1999. His son, Wesley, put up a 6-foot chain link fence for his father’s protection and family members say he loved him for the kind act. He was very close to his family. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON — Stephanie Johnson Moore was born Dec. 6, 1959 in Houston and died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at the age of 50. Stephanie loved the outdoors, enjoyed fishing and doing crafts. She is survived by her daughters, Crystal Murphy and Amanda Gayle Johnson; brother, Kenneth Murphy and wife Amanda; stepmother, Sue Johnson and grandchildren, Bailey Murphy and Kayla Gonzalez. Mrs. Moore is preceded in death by her husband, “Buddy” Moore; father, Berry Johnson Jr. and mother, Edna Murphy; sister, Kimberly Gay Bunting and brothers, Donald Newman and Stacey Johnson. A celebration of Stephanie’s life will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 4, at Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd, with Pastor Charles Murphy officiating. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to www. pacefuneral.com.
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Thelma Long, 82, of Livingston were held Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Tom Owen officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. She was born Dec. 21, 1927 in Livingston, the daughter of Otis and Mary Cain Warren, and died Oct. 29, 2010 in Houston. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Otis “Poochie” Long and her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her nephews, Don Taylor of Liberty, Floyd Carrell Jr. of Mt. Olive, N.C., Larry Don Murphy of Liberty, Mike Murphy of Liberty and Connie George Carrell of Conroe; sister, Mary Lee Murphy of Liberty and sisters-in-law, Alma Rainey of Wilmer and Pauline Taylor of Liberty. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Mary Ann Fletcher, 64, of Livingston were held Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in West Tempe Cemetery in Livingston, with Elton Hodge officiating. Pallbearers were Chris Barton, Clay Granberry Jr., David Dupree, Joshua Norred, David Gana, Gerald Ward Jr. and Eddie Fuller. She was born Feb. 12, 1946 in Hemphill, the daughter of Claude and Alder Mae Boyd Lambeth, and died Oct. 29, 2010 in Tyler. She is survived by her husband, Jack Fletcher of Livingston; Heather Ramirez, daughter, of Livingston; Rhonda and Chris Barton, daughter and son-in-law, of Tyler; Gerald Wayne Ward Sr., son, of Livingston; Margie and Johnny Hodge, sister and brother-in-law, of Onalaska; grandchildren, Joshua Norred, Kaylah Norred, Clay Granberry Jr., Amanda Ward, Gerald Wayne Ward Jr., Billy Wayne Ward, Anissa Hernandez and Anaka Hernandez and 10 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Debra Jordan McElmurry, 56, of Nacogdoches were held Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at West Minister Presbyterian Church in Nacogdoches, with the Rev. Kyle Childress officiating. She was born Oct. 12, 1954 in LaMarque, the daughter of Perry Wilson Jordan and Betty Hiser Jordon, and died Oct. 31, 2010 in Nacogdoches. She is preceded in death by her father and her grandparents, Lola May Hiser and Lillian Vivian Murphy. She is survived by her mother, Betty Jordan of Livingston; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Frank Black of Livingston and Nancy and Bobby Watson of Livingston; nieces and nephews, Stacy and husband Glenn Edwards, Frank and wife Amanda Black, Doug and wife Wendy Black, Andrew and wife Amanda Jordan, Josh and wife Aleisha Watson and Sarah Ashlee Watson; a host of great-nieces and greatnephews and her caregiver, Vantrese Benton. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.