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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries

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WHEELER
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Shirley Darlene Wheeler, 64, of Livingston were held Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. She was born on Aug. 9, 1947 in Waco, to Jake Hiser and Lucy Sims Hiser, and died on Nov. 15, 2011 in Livingston. Shirley is survived by her companion, J.R. Nix of Livingston; daughters, Lori Riden and fiancé, Robert Carter of Humble and Joyce Lawrence Glover and husband, John of Livingston; grandchildren, Brandi and husband Thadd, Caleb, Shawna, Tyler, Steven, Lexi, Caden and Cameron; brothers, Clifford Hiser of Lynchburg, Va. and Nathaniel Hiser of Kermit and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BLACKSTOCK
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Robert John Blackstock, 71, of Livingston were held Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. He was born on Aug. 14, 1940 in New York, N.Y., to John Blackstock and Mozelle Burns Blackstock, and died on Nov. 14, 2011 in Houston. At the age of 14, Robert began working in the family business and became the owner/manager of Blackstock Auto Salvage in his adult years. Following the sale of this business Robert enjoyed working with arts and crafts as part of his wife's business, Pasttimes. He enjoyed traveling, becoming a “Workkamper” along with his wife. Working in the summer months, they held positions in many campgrounds across the country: Graham Creek on Vallecito Lake in Durango, Colo.; Cloquet/Duluth KOA in Minnesota; Crazy Horse Campground in Custer, S.D.; in the Dixie National Forest near St. George, Utah they managed the Pine Valley Campgrounds for two seasons; the Tremont Resort in Townsend, Tenn. and Twin Knobs Campgrounds for two years in Eastern Kentucky near Morehead. Robert survived cancer after his first diagnosis in 1993 and then remained cancer-free for 18 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Blackstock and Mozelle Burns Blackstock and brothers, Richard Blackstock and Michael Blackstock. Robert is survived by his wife of 50 Years as of Oct. 9, 2011, Judy Bailey Blackstock of Livingston; daughters, Julye Taylor and Vickie Wall, both of Livingston; foster son, Harold Johnson of Livingston; granddaughter, Magen and husband Coy Carpenter of Nederland; granddaughter, Mayce Taylor of Huntsville; great-granddaughter, Madysen Carpenter of Nederland and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ROCKA
SEARCY, ARK. -- J.T. Rocka, 87, of Searcy, Ark. died on Nov. 16, 2011. He was born Nov. 5, 1924 in Milvid, Texas to the late Henry M. and Pearl Issac Rocka. Mr. Rocka was a man of many accomplishments. During WW II, he built Liberty Ships, where he learned the trade of steel fabrica-tion. Later in life he raised chick-ens, but also was one of the first turkey farmers in White County, owned a dairy farm, and also owned Rocka’s Trailers and Iron-works in Sidon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Rocka Jr. and Alton Rocka. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Annie Mae Clamon Rocka; two sons, J.T. “John” Rocka Jr. and wife Mary of Denni-son, Texas and Tommy Rocka and wife Sharla of Winnsboro, Texas; two daughters, Patsy Andrews of Wills Point, Texas and Opal Barker and husband Larry of Searcy; as well as 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Sear-cy-McEuen Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Sidon Cemetery. To share a memory on-line, go to www.SearcyMcEuenFuneralHome.com

RAILEY
WOODVILLE -- Mona Ray Brown Railey, 76, of Woodville died peacefully on Nov. 16, 2011 at her residence. Born Jan. 28, 1935 in West Frankfort, Ill., to Euell D. and Jean Bean Burton, she has lived in Woodville since 1983. She worked as a medical aide for Dogwood Trails Manor Nursing Home, Woodville Convalescent Nursing Home and Holiday Pines Nursing Home. She was known as a loving wife, mother, stepmother, grand-mother, sister and friend. Mona was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Woodville. She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Bill, Cleo and Dale Burton. Mona is survived by her hus-band, Robert Lee Railey; children, Gregory Eugene Brown and wife Lisa of San Antonio, Jimmy Ray Allbright and wife Judy of Magno-lia, Albert Railey of Bastrop and Kaye Railey Lafour and husband Butch of Livingston; brother, Don Burton of Hinsdall, Ill.; 12 grand-children and 15 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Riley Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Mark Follett officiating. Services were held under the di-rection of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

VOWELS
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Joseph Landry Vowels, 57, of New Caney were held Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in the Corrigan Fu-neral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Curtis Jordan officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. He was born on Sept. 11, 1954 in Houston and died on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Houston. He retired from the Houston Po-lice Department after 23 years of service. He was a member of Peach Creek Baptist Church in New Ca-ney. He had a passion for hunting, fishing and music. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jewel Lois and Ennis Marie (Kirkpatrick) Vo-wels. Mr. Vowels is survived by his wife, Jeannie Vowels of New Ca-ney; daughter and son-in-law, Jen-nifer and Mark Birdwell of Conroe; son, Joseph Vowels of New Caney; grandson, Garrett Birdwell; grand-daughter, Reece Vowels; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cary and Wanda Vowels, David and Theresa Vowels, Jeff Vowels, James and Dawn Vowels and Jack Vowels; sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Ron Ridlen and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Pallbearers were Cary Vowels, David Vowels, Jeff Vowels, James Vowels, Jack Vowels and Steve Ferrell. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Birdwell, Garrett Birdwell, Jason Highsmith and Garret Schoppe. Funeral services were entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home, Inc.

MILLS
LIVINGSTON -- Larry Lee Mills, born June 18, 1952 in Houston to Leon and Corine Rhodes Mills, died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Lufkin at the age of 59. He was a member of Ritten-house Baptist Church of Houston and the National Rifle Association. Larry loved the outdoors where he could hunt and enjoyed reading. His family includes sister, Sue Rivera and husband William; ne-phews, Ray Mills, Johnny, Michael, Anthony and Scott Gummert and numerous other nephews and nieces. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Mill, Kent Underwood and Charles Robins. A graveside was held on Tues-day, Nov. 15, 2011, in Holly Grove Cemetery, with Pastor Orval Barger officiating. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

VIKEN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Richard Homer Viken, 66, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Nov.16, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Richard Gray and Bishop C.E. Lott officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Ronnie Long, John Owens, Ron Gemeinhardt, Nick Gibbons, Anthony Lindsey and Steven Miller. Honorary pallbearers were Al Jones, Jerry Viken, Mark Jones, James Twentier and Reid Leslie. He was born on Oct. 31, 1945 in Springfield, Mo., to the Rev. Orlando Franklin Viken and Ruth Loweeta Wooten Viken, and died on Nov. 12, 2011 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his father. The family of Richard includes his wife, Terry Viken of Livingston; mother, Ruth Viken of Webster; daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Ronnie Long of Pearland; granddaughter and husband, Rhonna and Nick Gibbons of Temple; granddaughter, Brittany Long of Webster; great-granddaughter, Lonna Gibbons of Temple; great-grandson, Caden Gibbons of Temple; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Jan Viken of Tyler; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Ron Gemeinhardt of League City and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

VANMETRE
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Tammie Lee “Hall“ VanMetre, 42, of Onalaska will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Marquez Baptist Church in Marquez, with the Rev. Billy Bob Evans officiating. Interment will follow in Marquez Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. She was born on Feb. 15, 1969 in Houston, to Donald Hall and Paulette Yarter Hall, and died on Nov. 13, 2011 in Houston. Tammie is survived by her husband, Ken VanMetre of Onalaska; mother, Paulette Hall of Tomball; daughter, Candis Hall of Onalaska; grandson, David Hall of Onalaska; sisters, Lisa Ponder of Onalaska and Robbie Vassar of Hardin and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GUSSINGER
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Jane Guissinger, 86, of Shepherd will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. She was born on April 4, 1925 in Shippensburg, Pa., to William Britton Kell and Mary Brandt, and died on Nov. 14, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents and five brothers and sisters. Jane is survived by her daughter, Barbara Hardy of Katy; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Bob Wagner of Pearland; son, Ed Guissinger of Houston; granddaughter and husband, Kristen and David Arriola; granddaughter, Aubrey Hardy; granddaughter and husband, Stephanie and Steven Robeson; great-grandson, Andrew Flores; great-granddaughter, Adalyn Arriola and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

TENNYSON
LIVINGSTON -- Dorothy Ten-nyson, born June 27, 1931 in Mi-ami, Fla. to Floyd and Margaret Fackler Hinkson, died on Nov. 13, 2011 in Livingston at the age of 80 years. Her loving family includes daughters, Peggy Tyson and Tom Tyson and Debbie Cherry and hus-band Allen; brother, Floyd Hinkson and wife Ellie; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Dick Tennyson and her parents. Services were handled by Pace Funeral Home.

RACKEL
COPPERAS COVE -- Walter Carl Rackel, 79, of Kempner died on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in a Killeen hospital. Walter was born Dec. 20, 1931 in Guss, Texas, to Emil Rackel and Ana (Schelsteder) Rackel. Walter was a veteran of the Unit-ed States Army, serving in the Ko-rean War. He was independently employed for many years in the construction business as a drywall contractor. He enjoyed his favorite dog Pep-per and watching wrestling and the Jerry Springer Show. Walter was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Edwin Rackel and a sister, Ruby Elliott. He is survived by four daughters, Kimberly Guajardo of Tyler, Penny Nash of Mount Juliet, Tenn., Desi-ree Payne of Kempner and Terri Lynn Rackel of Sherman; a ne-phew, James Elliott of Houston; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2011, in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funer-al Home in Copperas Cove. Inter-ment services followed in the Cen-tral Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Honorary pallbearers were James Elliott, Jason Elliott, Harry Payne, Joe Guajardo, Steve Nash, Carl Rackel, Cody Rackel and Tony Rackel. For those that desire, the family suggests that memorial contribu-tions be made to the American Heart Association or to the charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove was in charge of arrangements.

HICKMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Bobbie Hickman, 77, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno, with the Rev. Mitchell Murphy officiating. Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. She was born on May 13, 1934 in Segno, to Robert B. Williams and Bernice Cain Williams, and died on Nov. 15, 2011 in Victoria. Bobbie is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Rayburn of Victoria and Sandra Hickman of Austin; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Winfred Richardson of Segno; grandsons, Carl Rayburn III of Victoria, Dallas Rayburn of Victoria and Andrew Hickman of Austin; great-granddaughter, Sarah Rayburn of Goliad; three nieces; one nephew and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BLACKSTOCK
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Robert Blackstock of Livingston will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. 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.

WHEELER
LIVINGSTON -- Shirley Wheeler was born Aug. 9, 1947 and died on Nov. 15, 2011 in Livingston. Funeral services are pending. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BECKER
ONALASKA -- Jeanne Becker, born July 21, 1929 in Madison, Wis., died on Nov. 12, 2011 in Lufkin. She is survived by her brothers, Clark Byington and wife Judy and Keith Byington and wife Fran and sisters, Joyce Koski and husband Bill and Marilyn Congleton. Spe-cial family includes Steven Grimm Sr. and wife Melisa; Steven Grimm Jr. and wife Jackie and children Taylor, Allyson, Chesney and Evan and Kevin Grimm and wife Jenni-fer and children Jaxon and Jaron. No flowers please. Donations may be made to the Onalaska Vo-lunteer Fire Department or Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Cochran Funeral Home in Ona-laska.

HILL
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Margaret Lelia Bacon Hill, 87, of Point Blank were held Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at St. Stephen The Martyr, with Father Daokim Nguyen officiating. Interment followed in Center Hill Cemetery. She was born on July 6, 1924 in Houston, to Joseph Leo Bacon Sr. and Lelia Michiels Bacon, and died on Nov. 8, 2011 in Conroe. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Leo Bacon Sr. and Lelia Michiels Bacon; husband, Robert (Bob) Perry Hill; brother, Joseph Leo Bacon Jr.; sister, Ethel Ray (Bacon) Thomason and great-grandson, Maysen Campbell. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Linda Haen Montes of Treasure Island, Fla., Susan Simmons of Fisherman, Panama, Therese Megan of Point Blank, Jeanne Campbell of Seguin, Rhonda Kay Wright of Belton and Donna Gay Parrigin of Lake Charles, La.; brother, Edward Bacon of Friendswood; sister, Doris Bacon Funke of Kingsland’ nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home, Onalaska, was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

DILLON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for William Arthur Dillon, 31, of Livingston were held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Flynn Hendrix officiating and Bro. Danny Moye and Bro. Mitchell Murphy assisting. Interment followed in Big Sandy Cemetery in Big Sandy. Pallbearers were Barney Wiggins, David Dillon, Clint Cox, Dusty Lambright, Colt Lambright and Shannon Wise. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Butler, Kenneth Dillon Jr., Brian Wiggins, Billy Hendrix, Robert Dillon, Patrick Dillon, Daniel Dillon, Norris Harrell and Logan Griffin. He was born on Dec. 19, 1979 in Lufkin, to Louis Milton Dillon and Dale Lambright Dillon, and died on Nov. 7, 2011 in Livingston. William is survived by his parents; sisters, Melissa Gonzales and Amanda Griffin; twin sister, Hilda Mitchell; brothers-in-law, Benjamin Griffin and Donald Mitchell; nephews, Logan Griffin and Samuel Griffin; nieces, Baili Mitchell and Shy Mitchell; aunt, Patricia Lambright; uncle, George Dillon; cousin, Angie Wise; aunt, Mary Taylor; uncle, Jimmie Taylor; girlfriend, Jessica Murphy; aunt, Margie Lambright and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

POOR
CLEVELAND -- Gary Hayden Poor, 60, of Votaw died in Beau-mont on Saturday Oct. 29, 2011. Gary was born Saturday, Nov. 25, 1950, in Uvalde, to J.W. and Jean Poor, both of whom preceded him in death. Gary was also pre-ceded in death by his son, Gary Kyler Poor. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Anna Poor; children, Shawn Hayden Poor, Shane Anthony Poor and wife Emily, Joey Vines and Tammy Winkel, Daniel Vines and wife Candice, Justin Taylor Poor, Jordan Wade Poor, David Barrett and Crystal Rosamond; brother, Jimmy Poor and wife Wendy; sis-ters, Donna Poor and Larry, Janice Ivey; grandchildren, Kinsey Tanner Poor, Elleanna, Sandra Grace, Eli-jah and Isaiah Vines; precious friends, Mike and Juanita Crim, Jim White, Barry Rosamond, Mar-tha Rosamond, Jim and Kim Ford; many other family and friends, too many to list. Gary loved to fish, was an excel-lent craftsman and he loved his Wii games. A memorial service for Gary was held at Votaw Worship Center on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quest donations to help with fu-neral expenses. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Ollie Mae Williams, 89, of Livingston were held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Anderson Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jo-seph Daniels officiating. Interment followed in Greenfield Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Williams died on Nov. 5, 2011 at The Bradford at Brookside. She was born May 23, 1922 in Caldwell, the daughter of the late Authur Traylor and Gracie Jones Traylor. She attended public school in the Bell Town School District in Caldwell and graduated from Dun-bar High School. Mrs. Williams was retired and was a Baptist. Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Reece (Danny) and son, L.C. Williams (Rae Etta), all of Livingston; grandchildren, Dexlen Williams, Herlinda Williams, Stacy Williams, Terries Williams and Ollie L. Williams, all of Houston, Michelle Black (James) of The Woodlands and Roman Williams of Bryan; brother, Willie Matthews Sr. of Dallas; cousin, Joe Jackson (Marie) of Livingston; sisters-in-law, Christine Williams and Annie Williams, both of Houston; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; special friend, Maggie Eleby; godchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Vincent Crew, Willie J. Williams, Robert Dosie Jr., Johnny R. Dewalt, Velton Price Jr., Marvin Robinson, Otto Lyons and James Scott. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MILLER
LUFKIN -- Thelma Jean Miller, 85, of Lufkin was born Thelma Jean Foster on April 15, 1926 in rural Arkansas. She died suddenly in her home on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Mrs. Miller was the daughter of Ethel and Henry Foster of Goo-drich. She was married to Grimes Sidney Miller for 55 years. She was known as a devoted wife, loving mother, an active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lufkin and a dedicated volunteer with the local VFW. Mrs. Miller had a life-long passion for fishing. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janice Jeanette Bohon and Stanley Leo Bohon of Lufkin; her son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Trudie Miller of Huntington; three grandchildren, John Miller of Lufkin, Deborah Ham of Huntington and Zachery Bohon of Nacogdoches; five great-grandchildren, Rebecca Ham, Jes-sica Ham, Justin Ham, Bruce Miller and Westly Miller and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and four brothers, Rosco, Virgil, Joe and H. R. Foster. Pallbearers were Roy Miller, Darryl Mullins, Paul Mullins, John Miller, Jason Ham and Zachery Bohon. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Horace Fletcher officiating. Interment followed in Holly Grove Cemetery near Livingston. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com. Gibson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HICKMON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Cinnimon Amber Anita Hickmon, 19, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Don Willis officiating. Burial will by in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers are Stephan Koonce, Shane Fanestiele, Ronald Price, John McCullar and Ernest Loftin. Honorary pallbearers will be special family. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the chapel. Cinnimon was born on July 12, 1992 in Conroe, to Stephan Koonce and Joyce Byrd Parrish. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Patsy Parrish; stepfather, Charles Parrish; brother, Mark Hurd; sister, Candice Hurd and cousin, Nathan Maddox Jr. Cinnimon is survived by her mother, Joyce Byrd Parrish of Livingston; father, Stephan Koonce of Woodlands; three sisters, Julie Hickmon, Sara Hickmon and Destiny Parrish of Livingston; “Big Bubba,” Shane Fanestiele of Livingston and grandparents, Ernest Loftin and Dorothy Loftin of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILL
LIVINGSTON – Graveside services for Marolyn Will, 60, of Livingston were held Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Detroit Cemetery in Detroit, Texas. She was born in Clarksville, Texas on April 10, 1951, to Charles D. King and Mary Ruth Garrison King. Mrs. Will is survived by her husband, Robert Will III of Livingston; two sons, Matt McAmis of Detroit, Texas and Michael McAmis of Livingston; father, Charles D. King of Detroit, Texas; twin sister, Carolyn G. Vance of Arlington; sister, Wanda Houghton of Arlington; two grandchildren, Matthew McAmis and Macey McAmis and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

RUNYON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Nicholas “Nicky-D” Dwayne Runyon, 19, of Livingston were held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2001, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Burial followed in Blue Water Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Boyd conducted the services. Pallbearers were Micheal Jordan, Brannon Jordan, Perry Hare, Miles Hendrix, Justin Stapleton, Justin Mcallister, Mike Riendeau and Josh Robinson. Honorary pallbearers were George Campbell and Randy Henry. Nicholas was preceded in death by grandmother, Maggie Seagroves; great-grandparents and best friend, John Henry. He is survived by parents, Carl Michael Runyon and Margaret Suellen Seagroves Runyon of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Sarah Michelle Runyon and Perry Hare of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Micheal and Tammy Jordan of Pasadena; brother and sister-in-law, Brannon and Jessica Jordan of Livingston; sister and husband, Elizabeth and Miles Hendrix of Dayton; brother, Justin Stapleton of Livingston; sisters, Desiree Lawrence and Victoria Lawrence of Livingston; nieces and nephews, Maggie Michelle Hare, Jett Larson Hendrix, Leslie Nicole Jordan and Erin Jordan; grandfathers, Billy Wayne Seagroves and Mike Runyons and “Poppa” Randy Murphy; grandmothers, Cookie Verana, Delores Runyons and Lill Seagroves; aunts and uncles, Sherri and Jody Nation, Tracy and Jason Thompson, Paula and Tom Brasfield, Billy and Cissy Seagroves, Steven Runyons and Tommy Seagroves; cousins, Tristan Nation, Nathan Nation, Christian Thompson, Tanner Thompson, Makenzie Brasfield and Kaitlin Brasfield and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

MOFFETT
LIVINGSTON -- Sidney D. Moffett, 55, died on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. He was born in Pasadena General Hospital in Pasadena, Texas on Aug. 27, 1956, to Luther D. and Avis Moore Moffett, who have preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his Pappaw Kacaska and Mammaw Katie Rebecca Sheffield Moore; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John D. and Lola Mae Turner Morton; uncles, Red, Goose, Judge Sheffield, C.L. and Coscobe Moore and aunt, Clara Moore; grandmother and grandfather, Francis and Francis Moffett and his father Luther D. Moffett’s siblings; cousin, Frank Hood; his sister-in-law, Molly L. Foster and brothers-in-law, Delbert Bartley and David Allen Morton. He survived by his wife of 34 years, Deborah Morton Moffett; daughters, Angela Moffett Knittel and husband Andrew of Goodrich and Jennifer Moffett Murphy and husband Charles (Chuck) of Diana, Texas; grandchildren, Jorginah and Luther Murphy of Diana and Deborah and Joseph Knittel of Goodrich; sister, Lajuana and husband Timothy Adams of Casper, Wy. and her children, Rebecca, Benjamin, Rachel and Noah Adams; uncles, James (Turk) C. Moore Sr. and aunt Jolene, Loy (Putney) Moore and aunt Mary, all of Livingston; brothers-in-law, John B. Morton and family, Windle Dow Morton and wife Rebecca Trent Morton and family of Morrow, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann McDaniel of Onalaska, Viola (Vickie) Stover and husband Nelson of League City and Cathy Gregson and husband David of Onalaska; sister-in-law, Brenda and Larry Cain of Morrow, Ohio, Patty Scarbrough of Potaw, Okla., Flora and Martin Woods of Somerset, Ky. and Nichol Morton and Chris of Mississippi; brother-in-law, Clifford Foster Jr. of Pasadena; special cousins, Buddy, Robert and Delbert Moffett, all of Livingston; and numerous other cousins, nephews and nieces, too many to name, whom he loved. Also surviving are family of First Baptist Church of Providence and the community who are celebrating his final journey from this earth but missing him in Christian love. Special mention: cousin Judy Moore Issaacs for playing piano; Arnold and Barbara Oliver, who worked out of love for Sidney to provide singing and coordination of food; and Edie Walters, cousin and Charles (Joey) Green and family. Pallbearers were James Moore, Jr., Mark Moore, Jeff Parkman, Tre Page, Jimmy Ward, Kevin Bowyer, Richard Lambert and Sheriff Henry Patterson. Honorary pallbearers were David Moore, Martin Woods, John B. Morton, Nelson Stover, Marine Sgt. Benjamin Adams (nephew) and Army Sgt. Michelle Woods (niece) and the men of First Baptist Church of Providence. Sidney served in the Air Force as a fabrication specialist. At the time of passing, Sidney was currently employed by Pilot Catastrophe for Allstate Insurance as an adjuster in Western Pennsylvania. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the First Baptist Church of Providence, with Pastor Michael Hauerman officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery, with military honors provided by VFW Post 8568 and with Brandon Parkman playing “Taps.” Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CARTER
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Richard Harry Carter, 74, of Livingston will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at the Thicket Church of God, with the Rev. Mark Ainsworth officiating. He was born on Feb. 4, 1937 in Longview, to Paul Harry Carter and Helen Lamport Carter, and died on Nov. 7, 2011 in Livingston. Richard is survived by his wife, Pat Carter of Livingston; sons, Douglas Carter of Livingston and Richard Carter of Beaumont; brothers, Davi Carter of Torrance, Calif., the Rev. John Carter of Cache, Okla. and Paul Carter of Lexington, Ky.; grandchildren, Douglas Jr., Christin Carter, Richard Carter, Venus Carter and Angel Carter and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ANGLIN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services were held for Christine Bowman Anglin on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Burial was at Richland Cemetery in Richland. Dr. Doris Meyer and Bro. Winky Johnson conducted the services. Pallbearers were James Guy Samek, Richard Samek Cyrus Anglin, Brad Brigner, Jason Greenhaw and John Thompson. She was born on April 22, 1930 in Nacogdoches, to Harvey and Ruby Burkhart Bowman. Mrs. Anglin died on Oct. 31, 2011 in Tomball at the age of 81. Mrs. Anglin was a member of First Baptist Church in Wild Country. She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, David Anglin and Larry and Karen Anglin of Rye; one daughter, Linda Anglin of Plantersville; six grandchildren, James Guy, Richard, Lori, Royce Jr., Cyrus and Jessica; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; two stepsons, Danny Hilbun of Galena, Ill. and Jerry Hilbun of Houston and four daughters, Joy Tucker and husband Donald of Westlake La., Delores Kazee of Blaine, Ky., Susan Hodges and husband, Duanne of Ragley, La. and Connie Gordon of Kinder, La. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Ruby Bowman; husband, James Neal Anglin; husband, Leroy Hilbun; son, Ricky Paul Anglin and three sisters, Olga Mae Reynolds, Lucille Lunsford and Dorothy Bowman. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

DAMON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Damon, 70, of Cleveland were held Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery in Humble. The Rev. Tiger Coffman conducted the services. Dorothy was born on Aug. 17, 1941 in Stubenville, Ohio, to Orville Howard and Betty Schultz Wyer. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil Damon; brother, Buddy Wyer and great-grandson, Braydon Glasemann. Dorothy is survived by three daughters, Ann Marie Damon of Cleveland, Peggy Damon of Woodville and Debbie Duque of Humble; one son, Bubba Damon of Lufkin; one adopted daughter, Leanne Johnson; five sisters, Kathy Holt of Texas City, Mary Ann Coffman of Tomball, Patty Bedell of Utah, Jeanette Cole of Angleton and Jackie Gaw of Pasadena and seven grandchildren, Kaitlyn Gardner, Kyle Mata, Stephanie Butler, Eric Glasemann, Brandie Duque, Latisha Duque and Daniel Damon. Pallbearers were Eric Glasemann, Howard “Champy” Simpson, Roger Chavarria, Leonard Pond, David Duque and Jason Lucas. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

BURKS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Robert Wayne Burks will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Mitchell Murphy officiating. Robert was born on May 24, 1957 in Houston, to Sandy and Dollie Williams Burks. He died on Nov. 2, 2011 at the age of 54. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Randy Burks; sister, Debbie Sackett and step-mother, Jean Burks. Robert is survived by his wife, Amanda Burks of Shepherd; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Travis Henshall of Crosby; sons, Justin Santos and Josh Copeland of Shepherd and daughter, Amy Copeland of Shepherd; sisters and brothers, Sheila Parr, Jay Burks, Mike Burks and Paula Strickland of Livingston and Terri Smith of Scotland and grandchildren, Chase Bridgeman and Ruby Cheyenne Tighe-Santos. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

DEGGS
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for James Arthur Deggs, 78, of Corrigan were held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Steve Hayes officiating. In-terment followed in Damascus Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Deggs was born Nov. 4, 1932 in Pluck and died in Lufkin on Nov. 2, 2011. He was a lifelong resident of Polk County. He was a 1953 graduate of Corrigan High School. He worked at East Texas Construction Material Company and retired from Parrish Lumber Company. He was known as a very hard worker who dearly loved his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed raising animals, fishing, hunting, and gar-dening. He had a strong faith in God and family. Mr. Deggs is preceded in death by his parents, J.D. “Jim” and Nora Cherry Deggs; sisters and hus-bands, Gracie and Woodrow Hub-bard, Allie and W.P. McClendon and Faye and Jim Norris; brother-in-law, C.R. “Butch” Kraus; his sister, Doris Jean Kraus of Chester and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers were Chris Lucas, Tyler Ogden, Hal Hubbard Jr., Ryan Burris, John David Risinger Jr. and Hal Hubbard Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Herbert Gassiott -- cousin and best friend, John and Julia Sirman and Guy Bacon. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

SMITH
CORRIGAN -- Randy Smith was born June 10, 1953 in Knox City, Texas and died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Moscow. He was employed by Loggins Plumbing as a plumber for many years. He was in the United States Air Force after completing high school. He is preceded in death by his parents, Billy Hugh and Mary OmaLee (Mitchell) Smith and sis-ter, Toni Smith. He is survived by his wife, Che-rissa Sky-Eagle Smith of Moscow; sons and daughters-in-law, James Daniel Sky-Eagle and Alaisa Smith of Houston and Michael Paul Sky-Eagle and Danielle Smith of Mos-cow; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Jason Mead of Brainerd Minn.; sister, Jennifer Smith of Leesville, La.; four grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

RICHARDSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Sharan Diana Richardson, 63, of Livingston were held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in the First United Methodist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in honor of Sharan Richardson to SAAFE House, 602 E. Church St. No. 149, Livingston, TX 77351 or to the First United Methodist Church Helping Hands Ministry, P.O. Box 1638, Livingston, TX 77351. She was born Dec. 4,1947 in Russell, Kan., to Leroy David Keil and Dorothy Mildred Mullnix Keil, and died on Oct. 28, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dorothy Sundeen and brother, Raymond Keil. Sharan is survived by her husband, Ron Richardson of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sissy Hamilton of Livingston; daughter, Misty Hamilton of Aztec, N.M.; brothers, Lester P. Keil of Los Angeles, Calif., Harvey Keil of Sacramento, Calif. and Gerald Keil of Anaheim, Calif.; husband of her children, Dennis Hamilton of Aztec, N.M.; grandchildren, Gage Hamilton, Stevi Hamilton and Darian Valencia, all of Aztec, N.M.; stepsons, Mark Richardson of Pekin, Ill. and Richard Richardson of Pekin, Ill.; stepdaughter, Missy Fletcher of Pekin, Ill. and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MOULDER
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Iris Faye Moulder, 70, of Corri-gan were held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in First Baptist Church in Corrigan, with Bro. Charlie Hodge and Bro. Lesly Wilkinson officiat-ing. Interment followed in Carmo-na Cemetery in Corrigan. Mrs. Moulder was born Oct. 30, 1940 in Camden and died Satur-day, Oct. 29, 2011, in a Lufkin hospital. She was employed for 31 years as a bookkeeper for Citizens State Bank in Corrigan and was member of Union Springs Missionary Bapt-ist Church in Corrigan. She was known as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and great friend to many. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rex A. Moulder and parents, Johnnie J. and Violet Ray (Howell) Bryant. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Kim-berly Moulder of Lufkin and Ricky and Larena Moulder of Hudson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Donna Bryant of Greenville, Mich. and Bethel and Beverly Bryant of Diboll; sisters and broth-ers-in-law, Versie and Frank Woods of Corrigan, Gladys and Larry Ev-ans of Houston, Jan and Stan Knox of Houston and Ethel and Dale Sales of Haughton, La.; grandchildren, Rachel Ann Brown and husband Trey of Diboll, Mandy Hutchison and husband Seth of Lufkin, Sarah Ann Moulder and fiancé Cody Young and Kelsey Lynn Moulder; great-grandchildren, Kynlee Rae Brown and Jasyn Wayne Hutchison and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Steve Woods, Nick Knox, Michael Bryant, Trey Brown, Seth Hutchison, Cody Young and Glen Beard. Honorary pallbearers were remaining ne-phews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HAMILTON
GROESBECK -- Delma Christine Hamilton of Groesbeck died on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at her resi-dence at the age of 76. Funeral services were held Sun-day, Oct. 30, 2011, at the Groes-beck Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Cobb Cemetery. Her nine grandsons were pallbearers. Delma was born Dec. 24, 1934, to Garland Wayne and Myrtle Coker, in Liberty. She grew up in Livingston, graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown and attended Lee College. Delma was united in marriage with Gerald Glenn (Jerry) Hamilton on July 20, 1956 in Baytown. They lived in Baytown and Houston for some years. Delma worked in many en-deavors in her lifetime, including Baroid Oil and Gas, Buck Turner Chevrolet in Baytown and Arco Electronics in Dallas. The family moved to Groesbeck in 1969 after they had been acquir-ing land in Limestone County for a few years. Delma and the children ran a cattle ranch and a tree farm, while Jerry worked away from home in Houston and later Alaska. Delma worked as a special education teacher for Groesbeck ISD and then entered the restaurant business, where she fed many people over the following years. She owned and operated the Rancher’s Steakhouse (at the auc-tion barn), then Hamilton’s Fried Chicken in Groesbeck and also in McGregor and Brownwood. She was a member of Groesbeck Eastern Star and a member of the First Baptist Church of Thornton and Groesbeck. She was known as a “people person” who enjoyed being around people and loved to take care of people. She was also known as an unselfish and complete giver and a lady of high energy who never quit working, whether in business or busily mov-ing around at home. The family knows that she is now raking leaves and sweeping the floors in heaven. Delma was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Wayne Cok-er and her husband, Jerry. She is survived by five children and their spouses, 12 grandchil-dren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters and brothers-in-law living in Baytown and Crosby, nieces and nephews, and special friends. To leave messages of condolence in the guestbook, visit www.groesbeckfuneralhome.com.

WRIGHT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for David Frank Wright, 63, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with David Dillard officiating. Interment is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. He was born May 3, 1942 in Wichita Falls, to Thomas Wright Jr. and Mary Alice Brian Wright, and died on Oct. 26, 2011 in Houston. He is survived by his wife, Linda Jo Wright of Livingston; son, David Wright II of Livingston; stepson, Steven Lee Moore of Livingston; granddaughter, Ashley Allred of Montgomery; grandson and wife, Marc Lewis and Lupe of Channelview; great-grandson, Xavier Lewis of Channelview; great-granddaughter, Jade Lewis of Channelview; one brother, Paul Wright of Brownsville and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

 

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