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MCDONALD
LIVINGSTON – Regina Autumn Frazier McDonald, 28, daughter of Paul and Charla Frazier of Onalaska, died in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, from injuries sustained in a car accident near Ingram. She was born Nov. 13, 1985 and became a chosen member of the Frazier household in 2000, where she was the eldest member of the six-sibling family. She attended school in Livingston and, in May of 2011, married her now-estranged husband, Dustin McDonald. She is survived by two daughters, Alexis and Addyson, living with their grandparents (Paul and Charla); a brother, Terry; a sister, Lisa and well as the other Frazier children. A memorial service will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Onalaska First Baptist Church.

JOHNSON
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Leslie Wayne Johnson, 31, of Livingston will be held at noon Thursday, Sept, 18, 2014, at Livingston Church of God in Christ, with Elder Robert Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Gracehill Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Johnson was born on Oct. 27, 1982 in Houston, to Alma Jean Toliver and the late Perry Lee Jr., and died on Sept. 12, 2014 in Livingston. He attended Livingston public schools and was employed with Polk County NDI. Survivors include his mother, Alma Toliver of Livingston; son, Lloyd Johnson of Livingston; brother, Lernard Taylor of Livingston; sisters, Marvine Preci-ado (Jesus) and Monique Johnson (Lynn Sr.), all of Livingston; aunt, Frances Taylor of Livingston; six nieces; six nephews; special friends, Octavia Wright, Lynn Johnson Sr., Dean Frasch; John Johnson, Ray Phillipi, Frankie Hartin, James Womack, Justine Wheeler, Billy Hill, River Phoenix Harrell, Clarrisa and Issac Randall, Justine Ovalle, Wayne Williams, the Polk County NDI work crew, Tony Davis and Eddie Ray Robinson; a host of other relatives and many other friends. Pallbearers will be Michael Taylor, John Taylor, Lamont Taylor, Jarvas Taylor, Jacques Taylor and Marquest Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Johnson Sr., Lernard Taylor, Gillett Toliver Jr., Willie Harris, River Phoenix Harrell, Justine Wheeler, James Womack and Dean Frasch. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CLARK
LIVINGSTON -- Pauline Lilley Clark, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died on Sept. 13, 2014 at the age of 73. Pauline was born on July 17, 1941 in Springfield, Mass., to Robert McLeish and Mary Elizabeth Lyons McLeish. Survivors include her loving husband, Onnie Dwayne Clark; daughters, Valerie Grogan and husband Ronnie and Virginia Lilley; granddaughter, Michelle Grogan; sister, Ann Barasa; brothers, Laird McLeish and Edward McLeish; numerous other relatives and a host of dear friends. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William McLeish and Ernie McLeish and sister, Mary Hurd. Pauline was a member of East Tempe Baptist Church in Livingston. She came to Texas when she was just 18 years old. Her children were all born in Massa-chusetts. Pauline worked as a waitress in the White Kitchen for 18 years. She became a Realtor in 2000. Pauline was known for her honesty and humor. A celebration of Pauline's life was held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Wayne Bickley and Pastor Mitchell Murphy officiating. Interment was in Whitehouse Cemetery in Lufkin. Pallbearers were Joey Reisner, Buddy Reisner, Jerry Sumner, Ronnie Sumner, Jimmy Sumner and Clestel Riffe. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

DAVID
LIVINGSTON -- Margaret Knight Blank David, 92, died on Sept. 11, 2014 in Houston. Margaret was born on Nov. 7, 1921, in Plano, to Margaret Lois Knight and Paul Henri Blank. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Conway David; her parents; her brothers, Paul Henri and James Ray; her sister, Gene Morehead and her two sons, Michael Henri Foster and Stephen Craig Foster. Margaret spent most of her early years in Plano. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was a rural letter carrier. When she was just 5 years old, in 1927, both of her older brothers, ages 7 and 9 years, died within three months of each other. Then, in 1929, the Great Depression hit. When she was 15 years old, she was bitten by the family's pet collie, which was discovered to have rabies. Margaret had to undergo the Pasteur treatment, requiring upwards of 20 injections in the abdomen. Despite numerous sorrows and adversities growing up, she graduated from Plano High School with a perfect attendance record, having been neither absent nor tardy during her entire school history. Following a short romance, Margaret married J.T. Moseley. Their marriage ended in divorce before it really began after he went off to fight in the war overseas. Margaret went to work for North American Aviation, where she assembled AT-6s, P-51 Mustangs, and B-25 Mitchell bombers during WW II. It was during that time at North American Aviation that she met and married Alfred Lee Foster Sr., who was the father of her only children. Their first son died at just 6 months of age in 1945 from hydrocephalus, which was thought to be caused by a birth injury. They had another son the following year and a daughter a few years later. Margaret was known as smart, creative, fun-loving, energetic and strong-willed. She worked outside the home as a legal secretary while raising her children in Houston. She and Alfred Lee would divorce and marry twice... almost marrying for a third time. Alfred Lee died in 1970, and it was about that time that Margaret bought a little cabin in the woods on the outskirts of Livingston, which was her weekend getaway for years. Margaret was active in Delta Rho Delta Sorority, a national service organization for business and professional women. For many years, her finished garage was the staging place for assembling duck Easter baskets to benefit cancer patients at M.D. Anderson. During the mid-70s, she met and married Arthur "Art" Lloyd Seljos and, some years later, they both moved to the cabin in Indian Springs. Margaret soon became involved in many local projects. She supported the Pine Cone Festival and, as a member of the hospital auxiliary, she helped raise funds for scholarships to graduating students entering a field in health care. She became a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and served on the altar guild. Margaret also supervised the landscaping for their sanctuary, parish hall, parsonage and bell tower. After her husband Art died, she moved out of the country and into town where she found many more opportunities to become involved and volunteer. She served on the Board of Directors of the Polk County Heritage Society and chaired the Tour of Homes in 2002. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Polk County Emergency Health Board. As president, she initiated the Fiesta De Amigos fund raiser, raising thousands of dollars for local low-income and underserved families. In 1992, Margaret married Samuel Conway "Dave" David, a WWII veteran and local resident. They enjoyed taking trips together and playing bridge and dominos regularly with friends. The other thing they equally shared was their love of Toby, the little black poodle they welcomed into their home. Margaret and Dave were married until Dave's death in 2008. Margaret was very active in Polk County Garden Club, holding offices in local, state and district levels. She was instrumental in landscaping the grounds of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, the Boys and Girls Club, and the old hospital before the new one was built. She was chair of the new hospital's Healing Garden—named in her honor—a place of therapeutic refuge for patients, families, and staff. More recently, she was chair of the Courthouse Beautification Committee, and she spearheaded the plantings for the gazebo on the courthouse grounds. Margaret's vision and dedication is manifest around town, and the City of Livingston is a more beautiful place because of her efforts. Margaret was probably best known around town as "the butterfly lady." She had t-shirts and sweatshirts, pant suits and dresses, scarves and sweaters adorned with butterflies. She wore butterfly jewelry and, if there was a knick-knack with butterflies, she likely owned it. She had a butterfly garden in her backyard and, for years each spring, would capture the caterpillars to watch their ever amazing metamorphosis to Monarch butterflies. As an environmental consultant in the garden club, she took her caterpillars on the road to nearby garden clubs to share that wonderment with any and all who were interested. On one trip before perfecting her butterfly enclosure, Margaret's "captives" emerged from their chrysalis phase and escaped, flying around inside the car en route to her presentation. Margaret was honored to be named Polk Countian of the Year by the Polk County Chamber of Commerce in 2002 and Woman of the Year by the American Association of University Women in 2003. She worked for the betterment of her community until she was no longer able to do so. When she was unable to live independently, she moved to Houston in 2011 to be nearer to her family. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Donna Foster Boyd and husband Carter; granddaughter, Heather Boyd Martin and husband Scott; great-granddaughters, Abigail and Katherine; granddaughter, Brooke Boyd Priest and husband Ryan; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Mason and Allison; grandson, Joseph Craig Foster; granddaughter, Kristin Wheeler and husband Rob; great-grandsons, Caden and Bodi; and sister, Jon Paula Ackley. Margaret was affectionately known to her family as "Honey." A celebration of Margaret's life was held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at First United Methodist Church in Livingston. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

PASKE
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Hayden Scott Paske, 13, of Katy will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Parkway Fellowship Church at 27043 FM 1093, Richmond. Hayden was born Oct. 24, 2000 in Katy, to Paul Wayne Paske and Sheree Kay (Boulte) Paske, and died on Sept. 13, 2014 in Living-ston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HIGH
LUFKIN -- Services for Mildred High, 88, of Onalaska will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Roland Coyle officiating. Interment will follow in Fielder Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. High was born April 2, 1926 in Angelina County, the daughter of the late Jessie Mae (Quarles) and Gains Alvie Hopson. She died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. High was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed singing, cooking, quilting and crocheting. She was a member of Fellowship in the Pines in Ace. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Escue of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Alva and Joyce High of Texas City; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James Weber of Willis; son, Douglas High and fianceé, Evelyn Starr of Houston; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Stanley and Verna Denman, both of Lufkin; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other family mem-bers. In addition to her parents, Mrs. High was preceded in death by her first husband, Glynn High in 1994; second husband, Lee Baughman in 2004; and four brothers. Gipson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements Condolences may be offered at gipsonfuneralhome.com.

NELSON
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Allen Nelson, 59, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at the Nelson residence on Bar-N-Lane in Livingston. Interment was also held at the Nelson residence. Mr. Nelson was born on July 11, 1955 in Livingston, to Lester Nelson and Joyce Mayzell Nelson, and died on Sept. 7, 2014 at his residence in Livingston. He was a lifelong resident of Livingston. He lived his life for his family and friends. Carrying on tradition, he was a third-generation concrete craftsman. He served as a volunteer on the Livingston Fire Department for 20 years. As an avid outdoorsman, he was known to some as "The Great White Hunter." His football buddies may remember him as "Uncle Al the kiddies' pal" -- like they say, children at the greatest judge of character. On any given Saturday, at 1 o'clock, you could always find him at the auction barn. He took pride in the fact he could sit at the table with anyone, look past class and see the real person. He was known as a humble man who was bigger than life. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Bubba Watson. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 42 years, Debra Nelson of Livingston; son, Brandon Nelson of Livingston; daughter, Rachel Nelson Darling of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Montana and Meagan Nelson of Livingston; grandchildren, Ace Nelson, Alexis Darling, Briley Darling, Kason Nelson and Karter Nelson, all of Livingston; sister, Linda Watson of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Ricky and Marcey Nelson of Livingston; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Corky Cochran, Mark Jones, Chuck Hinton, Claude Thomas, Doug Stanford, Ryan Hall, Ronnie Shaw, Dennis Clifton, Mike Dominey, John Haynes, Guy Rasberry, Craig "Jug" Wright, Mark Smith, Keith Mayes and Bubba Rowe. Honorary pallbearers were the Livingston Fire Department and all concrete craftsmen, past and present. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

YATES
LIVINGSTON -- Mrs. LuAnn Yates, 76, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Lufkin. Born Sept. 24, 1937 in Avery, Mrs. Yates lived most of her life in Santa Fe with her husband Larry, before moving to Livingston where she enjoyed living in the country and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Flora and Claude Clark; brothers, Claude Clark Jr. and Leslie Ray Clark; sisters, Eulah May and Beulah May Clark; daughter, Martha Kay Kemp; son, Claude Eugene Phillips and great-granddaughter, Taylor Kayann Hallmark. Survivors include her husband, Larry Yates; daughter, Kathy Taylor and husband Bo of Buffalo; son, Bobby Phillips Jr. of Livingston; granddaughters, Joni Hallmark and husband Troy, Julie Taylor and Mindy Stephens and husband Calvin, all of Buffalo and Mandy Phillips of Dickinson; grandson, Jandy Phillips and wife Stephanie of Atascocita; sisters, Juanita Nell Garcia and Elsie Sheppard; brothers, Randy Clark, Glen Clark, Mikey Clark, Joe Clark, Billy Wayne Clark and Garland Clark and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Christine, Troy and Lexi Hallmark, Kaylie and Keiley Caffee, Hunter Bowman, Calvin, Collin and Cannin Stephens and Jadyn Phillips. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 12, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, Hitchcock, with Pastor Steve Weaver officiating. Interment followed in Alta Loma Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook, go to hayesfuneralhome.com.

PURSLEY
HUNTSVILLE -- Martha Dwain (Jameson) Pursley died Sept. 8, 2014. Her parents and her brother, Donald M. Jameson, preceded her in death. A 30-year breast cancer survivor, she is survived by her husband of 49 years, Norman C. Pursley; her two children, Staci (Pursley) Stephens of The Woodlands and Phillip Pursley of Houston; grandson, Slade Stephens; brother, Burel W. Jameson of Water Valley and many nieces and nephews. A devoted wife and mother whose children and grandson were the light of her life, Martha was born July 8, 1933 to Wayne and Frances (Bowman) Jameson in Gladewater. She graduated New London High School in Overton, attended Kilgore College and was a member of the world-famous Kilgore Rangerettes. She was a member of the University Baptist Church in Clear Lake City and an charter member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Joanna Troutman Chapter, Magnolia. Services were held on Thursday, Sept. 11, at First Baptist Church in New Waverly, with Dr. J.D. Andrews officiating. Interment followed in Hill Cemetery in New Waverly. A reception was held at First Baptist Church in New Waverly to celebrate Martha's life. Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial condolences may be made to the family online at shmfh.com.

ELDER
LIVINGSTON – Steven Guy Elder, born Nov. 22, 1980 in Loma Linda, Calif., died on Sept. 1, 2014 in Kingwood Medical Center after fighting liver cancer for 17 years. A 20-year resident of Goodrich, he was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Alice Elder and father, Russell Elder. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Elder; three brothers, David Elder and wife Virginia, Jon Elder and wife Yolanda and Tim Elder; sister, Lynette Polacek and husband Mike and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Livingston, with Pastor Randy Bailey of-ficiating.

PEEBLES
LIVINGSTON -- Allen Wiley Peebles, 89, of Livingston died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Central Baptist Church in Livingston. Burial will immediately follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Allen was born in Livingston on Sept. 20, 1924, to Wiley and Addelle Peebles. He graduated from Livingston High School in 1941. Allen then proudly served his country in the G-3 Section (Plans and Operations) of the U.S. 9th Army in the European Theater of Operations with the rank of sergeant. When his tour of duty ended, he attended The University of Texas at Austin where he earned a bachelor of business administra-tion. Allen married to his beloved wife, Betty Sewell Peebles, on June 4, 1949. During their 65-year marriage, they shared many interests including bridge, golf, tennis, world travel, mountain hiking in the Colorado Rockies, and taking their grandchildren to Walmart to teach them the value of a dollar. He adored his family and shared President George H.W. Bush's sentiment that the proudest thing in his life was that his children still wanted to come home. Allen was employed by First National Bank of Livingston in 1948 serving in various capacities including teller, accountant, loan officer, president (1953 to 1986), and chairman of the board (1986 until his death). Allen also served as secretary-treasurer and on the Board of Directors of Livingston Telephone Company. During his life he was involved in numerous civic activities such as serving on the Livingston City Council for 25 years, and serving as president of various organizations including the Polk County Chamber of Commerce, Livingston Lions Club, Polk County Oratorio Society and Polk County Consolidated Funds Drive. He served on the founding Board of Directors of the Region VI Education Service Center and as chairman of both the Dogwood District of the Boy Scouts of America and the first Polk County Forestry Festival. He served on the original Board of Directors of the Babe Ruth Little League and also served on the Board of Directors of Polk County Hospital and the Polk County Library-Museum, Inc. Allen served as a deacon and choir member of Central Baptist Church of Livingston. He was the longest running member of the church at the time of his death. In 1951 he was selected Polk County Man of the Year, and in 1994 was recipient of the Lions International Melvin Jones Fellowship. He was also chosen as an Outstanding Graduate of Livingston High School. Allen is preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Addelle Peebles. He is survived by his wife, Betty; sisters, Nell Wilkerson, Jean Maxwell, Ruth Peebles and Ann Cunningham and husband Harold; daughters, Leslie Jones and husband Mike, Meredith Miller and husband Jim and Laurie Gupton and husband Ronnie; six grandchil-dren, Clint Jones and wife Robin, Andrew Jones and wife Kelly, Spencer Jones and wife Avery, Jamie Villarreal and husband Josh, Meg Scott and husband Lee and Jonathan Gupton and wife Emily; and five great-grandchildren. Donations may be made to the building fund for Central Baptist Church of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WELLS
LIVINGSTON -- James Jay Wells, born on May 29, 1925 in Hamden, Ohio to Woody Jay Wells and Martha Neumeister Wells, died on Sept. 10, 2014 at the age of 89. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Beatrice Wells; daughter, Linda Olson and husband Danny; grandchildren, Erica and husband Mike, Keith and wife Becky and Brigg and wife Kelliey; great-grandchildren, Clarie, Margot, David, Rebecca, Olyvia and Justin; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Jim is preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark Jay Wells; sister, Martha Marshall and brother, Vaughn Wells. Jim served proudly in the United States Marine Corps. He was a life-long electrician and a member of the IBEW Union. Jim loved Bea's apple pie, fishing and Western movies. He loved watching his great-randchildren play. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Lung Association in Jim's memory at lung.org. Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Pace Funeral Home. James will be laid to rest in Medina, Ohio. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

MICHELETTI
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Opal Micheletti, 93, of Livingston, formerly of Galveston, were held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Beacon Bay Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mrs. Micheletti was born Nov. 22, 1920 in Haskell County, to Napoleon Grisham and Ethel Mae (Healer) Grisham, and died on Sept. 10, 2014 in Lufkin. During her lifetime she worked as a banker. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sirio Micheletti and best friend, Jack Heitman. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Virgil Stutte of Livingston; daughter, Nancy Brandl of Wharton; grandchildren, Tony Hankey, David Hankey, Kim Hankey, Kerry Brandl and Christi Meggs; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

PEDIGO
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Elmer Joe Pedigo, 92, of Livingston were held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Central Baptist Church in Livingston, with Pastor Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in the Pedigo Cemetery in Tyler County. Mr. Pedigo, former mayor and councilman of Livingston, died on Sept. 10, 2014 with family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Abram and Ella Tucker Pedigo; his beloved wife of 53 years, Gloria Ager Pedigo; his wife of 11 years, Rogene Griffey Pedigo; daughter, Cherie Pedigo Evans and granddaughter, Dallas Michelle Pedigo. Joe is survived by his sisters, Virginia Turner and Maurine Rienstra; daughter, Judy Pedigo Shipp and son-in-law, Bill Shipp; son, Joe Ernest "Joey" Pedigo and daughter-in-law, Beverly Farris; grandchildren, Andy and Allison Evans, Casey Evans Davis and Gary Davis, Jason and Kathryn Pedigo, Jeremy Pedigo, Joseph and Mary Kate Pedigo, Cari Shipp Kramer and Josh Kramer, Tyler Shipp, Jessica Ruffer, Gage Fowlkes, Corky and Deana Evans, Wade and Sherrie Evans and Keith and Laura Evans; great-grandchildren, Jack Pedigo, Samuel Pedigo, Henry Pedigo, Caleb Evans, Colby Evans and Kirbie Evans; and many nieces and nephews. Joe was a true son of rural East Texas. He was born on Aug. 26, 1922 in a small house in Doucette. He was raised in Woodville but spent most of his youth in Pedigo, Texas at his grandfather's, Jack Pedigo's, homestead. His stories of his childhood had no order and no end, but they were always of his beloved Pedi Papa and Pedi Mama's home. Joe graduated from Woodville's Kirby High School in 1939, and he was a member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of '43 where he served in the Corps of Cadets. He served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy until the end of World War II, at which time he was shipped to Portland, Ore. to await orders. Upon arriving to Portland, he met his future wife, Gloria Ager. Joe taught in the Woodville School District from 1947-1948, and then he and his father co-owned a café-bus station in Livingston from 1949 until 1953. In 1953, Joe and Gloria began Pedigo Furniture, and the store became a family affair that continues to operate with second and third generation families. Joe was known affectionately by the Polk County community and beyond as "Papa Joe." His life was the church, the community, his family and "the people." He accepted Christ at the age of 13 at a revival in Woodville, and has been a member of Central Baptist Church since 1949. Joe also served as a Livingston city councilman from 1962-1968, and as mayor of Livingston from 1968-1985. He was honored for his public service in 1991 when the city of Livingston also founded Joe Pedigo Park in Livingston. Joe also served on numerous civic organizations and boards, including the Livingston Rotary Club, the American Red Cross, the First National Bank Board of Directors, the Selective Services Board and the Polk County Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Texas Forestry Service, which showed his devotion to the timber industry and the outdoors, in general. In his lifetime, he traveled extensively with family and friends to places including the Pyramids of Egypt, the Red Square in Moscow and the Great Wall of China. Joe lived during the Great Depression and was part of the last generation that fought in World War II. He never asked for anything except the opportunity to greet people, share their stories, and assume they were one of God's children. His last words before he passed to his beloved Lord and Savior were, "Stand up, Stand up for Jesus." Joe lived what he believed and he lived in a way that those who did not know God would know Him because of him. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Central Baptist Church of Livingston (503 N. East Ave., Livingston, Texas 77351), Polk County Relay for Life (3785 US Hwy 190 W., Livingston, Texas 77351), or Michael Gott International Evangelistic Asso-ciation (P.O. Box 2636, Keller, Texas 7244-2636). Pallbearers were Jason Pedigo, Jeremy Pedigo, Joseph Pedigo, Andy Evans, Casey Evans Davis, Cari Shipp Kramer, Tyler Shipp, Greg Turner, Paul Turner, Lisa Radike, Debbie Van Etten, Matthew Rienstra, Jay Rienstra, Mike Ager, Jack Pedigo, Samuel Pedigo, Henry Pedigo, Caleb Ev-ans, Colby Evans and Kirbie Evans. Honorary pallbearers were current and former deacons of Central Baptist Church; the Joy Sunday School Class of Central Baptist Church; employees of Pedigo Furniture; current and former City of Livingston officials, including mayors, city councilmen and councilwomen, city secretaries and city managers; First National Bank Board of Directors and employees, Sidney Smith, Lois Lively-Lichte, Betty Peebles, Jay Walrath, Rudy Williams and Harold Barfield. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BROCK
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Wanda Lee Brock, 69, of Seven Oaks will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Fred Huff officiating. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Brock was born Aug. 13, 1945, to John Edward Brock and Mable (Atkinson) Brock, and died Sept. 12, 2014 in Conroe. She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Willard Brock, William Brock and Wayne Brock. She is survived by her brother, Walter Brock of Wichita Falls; brother and sister-in-law, Wallace and Deanna Brock of Porter; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Joe Swanson of Livingston; niece, Christy Hammond of Livingston; nephew, Jonathan Hammond of Livingston; niece, Wanda Hammond of Livingston; nephew and wife, Michael Brock and Janet of Willis; nephew and wife, Wesley and Joan Brock of Lufkin; niece and husband, Debbie Brock Stuard and Larry of The Woodlands; great-nephew and wife, Shane and Hazel Stuard of The Woodlands; great-nephew and wife, Tyler and Breanne Stuard of The Woodlands; great-niece, Tiffany Stuard of The Woodlands and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Wesley Brock, Michael Brock, Jonathan Hammond, Shane Stuard, Tyler Stuard and Larry Stuard. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

GRIFFIN
LIVINGSTON -- Annie Faye Nash Griffin, born Feb. 15, 1930 in Apple Springs, to Isaac Nash and Martha Nash, died on Sept. 11, 2014 in Coldspring at the age of 84. Survivors include daughters, Patricia Adine Horton, Marsha Gail Page and husband Steve and Mamie Olene Dueitt; sisters, Adell McLane, Audrey Parrish and Bessie McDonald and husband Al; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; other family members and a host of friends. Annie was preceded in death by husband, Ed Griffin; daughters, Willa Myrel Conley and Sharon Marie Smith; her parents; sisters, Bertha, Gladys and Joyce and brothers, James Coy and Dub. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, in Davis Cemetery in the Mt. Carmel community, with the Rev. Kenneth Harper officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jackie Norris Jr., Heath Bagley, Waylon Hicks, Johnnie Hodum, Derek Overstreet and Starsky Franklin. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Harper and Joshua Coleman. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

CHANDLER
LIVINGSTON -- Lenora Ann "Peachy" Chandler, 70, of Livingston was born June 20, 1944 in Indiana, to Marshall Gayle Chandler and Margie Ann (Hen-son) Chandler, and died Sept. 6, 2014 in Lufkin. She worked as a secretary for Sam Houston Electric Cooperative. She is preceded in death by her mother and sister, Lisa Marie Chandler. She is survived by her father, Marshall Chandler of Livingston; brother, Michael Chandler Sr. of Onalaska; nieces, Kim Blair and Dawn Chandler; nephews, Michael Chandler Jr. and Marshall E. Chandler; and numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WILLSON
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Myrtle Irene Willson, 86, of Pasadena will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. George Pounds officiating. Myrtle was born Jan. 13, 1928 in Batesville and died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Heritage House in Pasadena. She loved all sports, especially bowling and playing golf. One of her hobbies was flower gardening. Myrtle and several of her friends formed a little band and she played the clarinet. Myrtle is survived by her nieces, Andrea Tiff and family of Morgan Hills, Calif., Becky Willson and family of Splendora and Christina Willson of Houston; nephews, Joe Willson of Milbrae, Calif., John Willson of Gresham, Ore. and Pat Willson of Houston; grandnieces, Carey Willson of Splendora, Robin Rodgers of Dayton, Bobbie Ebbers of Humble, Kimberly Willson of Calvert, Jamie Tolleson and husband Joshua of Kingwood, Lara Regus, Lisa Flynn, Nikole Nasland and Teir Bowman; grandnephews, Scott, David, Greg and Joe Willson; six great-grandnephews; four great-grandnieces; numerous cousins and faithful life friends, Oleta, Katherine and Nettie. Myrtle is preceded in death by her parents, Joe Willson and Lola Sirman Willson; sister, Ruth Willson; brothers, Joe, Marion and Ollie Willson and nephew, James Willson. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences and to sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net.

WHITE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Gladys White, 74, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Farris Cemetery in Huntsville, with Chaplain Jason Sandefer officiating. Mrs. White was born on Feb. 11, 1940 in Huntsville, to Manuel Brown and Viola (Ellington) Brown, and died on Sept. 6, 2014 at her residence in Livingston. She was known as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Charles Brown and Donald Brown and Ima Ruth. She is survived by her husband, Arlis White of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, David White and Tammy of Livingston; son, Darin White; sister-in-law, Faye Brown of Frankston; sister and brother-in-law, Agnes Cloud and Tex of Humble; cousin, Joyce Shiflet of Huntsville; grandchildren, Joanna Quinlian and Scott, Steven White and Meagan, Shane White and D.J. White and great-grandchildren, Caleb, Kaelyn, Cayden and Jack. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MARSH
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Daniel Booker Marsh Jr., 81, of Livingston were held on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Central Baptist Church in Livingston, with Pastor Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in San Jacinto Memorial Park Cemetery in Hou-ston. Daniel was born on Nov. 24, 1932 in Troy, Kan., to Daniel Booker Marsh Sr. and Katie (Hartmann) Marsh, and died on Sept. 4, 2014 at his residence in Livingston. Dan proudly served his country in both the Army and the National Guard. He had many passions in life, including his love for John Deere tractors; it didn't matter the size, large or small. Dan was a licensed ordained minister and also served as deacon at Central Baptist Church. He enjoyed bailing hay, listening to Southern gospel music, and loved the time he spent with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends say, if there was one word to describe Daniel Marsh, that word would be "faithful." Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Katie Marsh; brothers, Warren Marsh, Cliff Marsh and Bob Marsh and beloved wife, Ann Marsh. He is survived by his sons, Daniel Marsh III and fianceé Gwen, Tim Marsh and wife Christie and Allen Thomason; daughter, Cheryl Fuller and husband Louis; grandchildren, Skye Dawn Marsh, Kenny Gurley and wife Jeanette, Jonathan Gurley and wife Mary, April Spell and husband Jay, Robert Fuller and Leah Ritchie and husband Jim; great-grandchildren, Rush Hudson Gurley, Ashtyn Gurley, Andrew Gurley, Jacob Dike, Lilly Spell, London Spell, Emma Ritchey and Tara Ritchey; brothers, Roger Marsh and wife Mabel, Chester Marsh and wife Naomi and Walter Marsh and wife Jean; sister, Margaret Benford and husband Harold; and numerous other family and friends. Pallbearers were Kenneth Gurley, Jonathan Gurley, Robert Fuller, Jay Spell, Jim Marsh and Jim Chaplin. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MUSGROVE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Jerry Duane Musgrove, 55, of Oakhurst were held Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Oakhurst Full Gospel Church in Oakhurst, with Pastor Glenn Cooksey officiating. Interment followed in Raven Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst. Mr. Musgrove was born Dec. 3, 1958 in Huntsville, to Deavours Harrison Musgrove and Lilla Jo (Bennett) Musgrove, and died Sept. 3, 2014 near Coldspring. He worked during his lifetime as a carpenter in the construction business. He loved to travel and was able to see so much of the world. The love of his life was his 7-year-old son, Levi. He is preceded in death by his biological mother, Alice Goff; mother, Lilla Jo Musgrove and brother, Robert Carter Jr. He is survived by his father, Deavours Musgrove of Livingston; son, Levi Musgrove of Oakhurst; brother, Joseph Carter of Bryan; sisters, Eunice Dees of Livingston and Deborah Carter of Livingston; brother, Robert Hermes of Livingston; special aunt and uncle, Mickey and Linda Bennett of Oakhurst; special friend and mother of his son, Destiny Scuffert of Oakhurst; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

NELSON
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Allen Nelson, 59, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at the Nelson residence in Livingston. Interment was also held at the Nelson residence. Mr. Nelson was born on July 11, 1955 and died on Sept. 7, 2014 at residence. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

ULICNIK
LIVINGSTON – Tommy Dean Ulicnik, born on Nov. 24, 1956 in Houston, to Tony Ulicnik and Margaret Doughty Ulicnik, died on Sept. 8, 2014 at the age of 57. Survivors include his children, Joshua Ulicnik, Lynsey Ulicnik, Jessica Ulicnik and Sydney Stancil; sisters, Betty Pounds and Nancy Slack; brother, Mike Ulicnik; many nieces and nephews; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edward Ulicnik and Jerry Wayne Ulicnik and sisters, Dottie Henderson and Marian Powers. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

SAYER
LIVINGSTON -- Kathryn Lynn Sayer died on Aug. 30, 2014. She was known as a kind, wonderful soul who touched many lives during her lifetime. She was born on Sept. 3, 1948 in Elgin, Ill., to Lawrence Earl Barnes and Shirley Jean (Cameron). She was an avid quilter, belonging to numerous quilt guilds and associations, and a mother to her furry peeks. Kathy was retired from Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center where she was executive assistant to the chief executive officer and was the recording secretary for the Board of Trustees. She was currently working for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Martin; her father, Lawrence Barnes and stepbrother, Larry A. Survivors include a son, James Sayer; her stepmother, Paula Barnes of Jackson, N.J.; brother, Douglas Barnes and wife Lorna of Curlew, Wash.; brother, Kevin Barnes and wife Debra of Westminster, Colo.; stepbrother, Timothy and wife Pamela of Long Valley, N.J.; sister, Michelle White of San Antonio; stepsister, Carolyn and husband Tony Roselli of Jackson, N.J.; uncle, James Barnes and wife Candice of Fort Wayne, Ind.; many cousins; her nieces and nephews and many dear friends and co-workers. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at First United Methodist of Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

SMITH
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Jesse Hamilton Smith Jr., 70, of Livingston were held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Mr. Smith was born on Aug. 21, 1944 in Atlanta, Ga. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Hamilton Smith Sr. and Carol (Davis) Hamilton; brother, Robert Smith and wife, Patricia A. Smith. He is survived by his wife, Karen Hogg; daughters, Jessica Smith, Mandy Smith and Tracy Laluzerne; brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Lynn Smith; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

IVEY
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Darlene Ivey, 56, of Livingston were held Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Melvin Holifield officiating. Mrs. Ivey was born Aug. 4, 1958 in Cleveland, to Curtis Floyd Wright Sr. and Essie Faye (Ford) Wright, and died Aug. 31, 2014 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Clifton Wright. She is survived by her husband, Larry Ivey of Livingston; daughter, Christie Ivey of Willis; son, Robert Ivey of Livingston; grandson, Kyle Torres of Willis; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Staci Wright of Livingston; brothers, Bobby Wright of Houston and Floyd Wright of Groveton; sisters, Teresa Wright and Janice Wright, both of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Angie and Dennis Lester of Livingston; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Blaine Juergens, John Wright, Roger Wright, Alec Smith, David Clinton, Dennis Lester and Clinton Smith. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

RILEY
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Stella M. Riley, 90, of Waco were held Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mrs. Riley was born Dec. 20, 1923 in Savanna, Okla., to Andrew Pazero and Elizabeth Ann (Miller) Pazero, and died Sept. 3, 2014 in Waco. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James E. Riley; son, Chris Daniel Hogland; brothers, George and Tony and sisters, Margie, Betty, Katherine, Ann, and Marye. She is survived by her daughters, Barbra Gowin of Waco, Marye L. Guthrie of Waco and Effie M. Gano of Denton; stepsons, James L. Riley of Houston and Roger D. Riley of Houston; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home, Onalaska, was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MURPHY
LUFKIN -- Funeral services for Teresa Carrico Murphy, 54, of Lufkin were held Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Elton Musick officiating. Interment followed in Wheeler Cemetery near Corrigan. Ms. Murphy was born Oct. 25, 1959 in Lufkin, to Hilliard "Bill" Carrico and Murl (Byron) Hines, and died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at her residence. She was a lifetime resident of Lufkin. Ms. Murphy was the office manager at Ewell Equipment for 20 years. She loved to crochet and was a member of Wakefield Baptist Church. Survivors include her life partner, Kevin Wallace of Lufkin; daughters and son-in-law, Melissa and Kris King of Corrigan and Tami Wars of Lufkin; grand-children, Brooke Wars, Sydney King, Kyle Wars, Luke King and Cameron Kesinger; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Honey Carrico of Groveton, Mickey Carrico, and Royce and Geri Lea Carrico, all of Corrigan; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Stephen McKenna of Humble; best friend, Robin Wanner of Lufkin; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents. Pallbearers were Kyle Wars, Luke King, Brian Carrico, Keith Wright, Justin Helton, Matt Brown and Jeremy Carrico. Honorary pallbearers were David Carrico, Mickey Carrico, Royce Carrico, Kris King, Josh Carrico and Patrick Blair. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, was in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be added, and live webcasting of the services may be viewed at carrowayfuneralhome.com.

WILKINSON
LIVINGSTON -- Greg Wilkinson, 72, of Rusk died on Sept. 2, 2014 in Tyler. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 5, at Gallatin Missionary Baptist Church in Gallatin, with the Rev. Don Copeland and Bro. Robin Parsons officiating. Graveside services were in Lowes Chapel Cemetery near Rusk. Born on July 15, 1942 in Livingston, Greg was the son of Carnie Gregory Wilkinson and Nettie (Murry) Wilkinson. He married Martha Evelyn Hancock in Rusk on Sept. 16, 1961, and they moved to Houston. They raised two daughters, Beverly and Brenda, in Houston, Huntsville and Rusk. He was a member of Gallatin Missionary Baptist, although he had served as deacon and adult Sunday school teacher of Memorial Missionary Baptist in Rusk for many years. He was named national salesman of the year for Pitney Bowes numerous times. He also retired from Rusk State Hospital. He loved farming and ranching and enjoyed operating heavy machinery. He is preceded in death by Martha Hancock Wilkinson, his wife of 52 years, and his brother, Billy Gerald Wilkinson of Livingston. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Robin Parsons of Gallatin and Brenda and John Thigpen of Rusk; granddaughters and husbands, Kathryn and Joe Jones of Timpson, Kristen and Kody Killion of Rusk, Sarah and Joshua Rutherford of Columbia, Ohio and Samantha Jo and Lane Childress of Sulphur, La.; grandsons, Joshua Parsons of Gal-latin, Greg Rempfer of Columbia, Ohio and Anthony Thigpen of Jacksonville; great-grandchildren, Klaira Grace Jones of Timpson, Kayleigh Jo Jones of Timpson and Logan James Childress of Sulphur, La.; sister, Wanda Williams of Kingwood; sister and husband, Sue and Ernie Rush of Kingwood; sister-in-law and husband, Shirley Wilkinson and Mike Johnson of Coldspring; cousin and wife, Roy Wilkinson and Marlene of Rusk; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were grandsons, Joshua Parsons of Gallatin, Greg Rempfer of Columbus, Ohio, Joe Jones of Timpson; Kody Killion of Rusk; Anthony Thigpen of Jacksonville, Joshua Rutherford of Columbus, Ohio, and nephews, Quinn Alexander of Kingwood, Cody Evans of Beaumont, Kevin Hall of Kingsland, Billy Shane Wilkinson of Corrigan and Lesly Wilkinson of Corrigan; and also Roy Wilkinson of Rusk, Mychal Parker of Chandler and Bill Smith of Rusk. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LEGGETT
HOUSTON – Michael Ray Leggett Sr., 54, was born on Dec. 9, 1959 in Groves and died on Sept. 3, 2014. Michael is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara; his children and their spouses. Michael Jr. and his wife Jana, Michelle and her husband Chris James and Justin and his wife Marissa; many grandchildren that he loved dearly; six brothers and two sisters. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Carrie Lee and Faye Harrison Leggett. Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MEDVECZKY
LIVINGSTON – Olga Mary Medveczky, 57, of Livingston, previously of Szeckszand, Hungary, died on Sept. 3, 2014 in Houston. She was born on Oct. 27, 1957 in Hungary, to Kalman and Olga Subits. Her body was taken to Restland Crematory. Survivors include her husband, Endre Medveczky of Livingston; son, Andre (Cara) Medveczky of Livingston; mother, Olga Subits of Arizona and a host of other relatives and friends. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CLARKE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Billie Jane Clarke, 84, of Livingston were held Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett. Ms. Clarke was born on Sept. 26, 1929 in Livingston, to J.L. Clarke Sr. and Meadie (Swilley) Clarke, and died on Aug. 28, 2014 after a brief illness in Cornerstone Hospital in Conroe. She was a graduate of Livingston High School and spent her whole life in the Livingston area. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Jewell Denton, Juarine Peters, Margaret Beatrice Mitchamore and Elizabeth Dorris and brothers, J.L. Clarke Jr. and Jimmy Clarke. She is survived by her sister, Rebecca Ann Isaac and husband James Marvin of Livingston; nieces, Kathy Ringo and husband Richard of Livingston, Debbie Isaac Cooper of Livingston, Rhonda Cox and husband Randy of Livingston, Barbara Ann Milner and husband Lewis of Livingston, Amy Clarke Palmer of Allen, Judy Holder of Conroe, Sandy White and husband Gordon of Houston, Peggy Connelly and husband Hulett of Centerville, Sue Gates of Montgomery, Margaret Dorris of Dallas and Nancy Dorris of Dallas; nephews, Gene Hanson and wife Rose of Point Blank, Jackie Peters and wife of Shepherd, Larry Peters of Livingston, Wayne Peters and wife Cindy of Livingston, Ricky Peters and wife Marilyn of Liv-ingston, Randy Peters of Livingston, Bobby Peters and wife Sara of Livingston and James Lee Clarke and wife D.A. of Livingston; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HUGHES
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Berton F. "Mike" Hughes, 76, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Nick Caveness officiating. Mr. Hughes was born on Feb. 15, 1938 in Houston. He married the love of his life, Margaret, on June 15, 1957 and enjoyed 57 years of happiness with her until his passing. He had many passions in life, including fishing and camping, collecting guns and knives, resale shops, and having family get-togethers where he could enjoy barbecuing for everyone. Mike died at home on Aug. 30, 2014, as he requested, surrounded by his loving wife, children, and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Berton Franklin Hughes Sr. and Lora Berniece (Holliday) Hughes. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hughes of Livingston; son, Mike Hughes and wife Barbara of Baytown; daughter, Brenda Johnston and husband Bill of Denton; grandchildren, Jennifer Cantu of Spring, Wesley Brock of Livingston, Michael Hughes Jr. of League City, Amanda Babineaux of Corinth and Kelli McKenny of Beaumont; brother, Wayne Hughes of Houston; sister, Lana Hughes of Houston; great-grandchildren, Ryan Cantu, Oscar Cantu IV, Mia Cantu, Raven Babineaux, Delton Babineaux, Dylan Hughes, Delanie Hughes, Alina Martin and Aiden Tompkins; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

EMANUEL
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Minnie Mae Emanuel, 98, of Shepherd were held Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Mt. Rose Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Lesly Wilkerson officiating. Mrs. Emanuel was born on Nov. 1, 1915 in Mt. Enterprise and died on Aug. 30, 2014 in Woodland Park Nursing Home in Shepherd. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hubbard and Amanda (Pierce) Lollar; husband, Albert Nathan Emanuel, whom she married on Dec. 8, 1932 in Mercedes; sons, Daniel Wade Emanuel, Elbert Everett Emanuel, Billy Gardner Emanuel and Nathan Eugene Emanuel; daughter, Dar-lene Crowson; grandson, Gregory Kyle Emanuel; brothers, Maston Lollar, Daniel Lollar, A.P. Lollar and Willie Lollar and sisters, Lillie Patterson and Dolly Simpson. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Jean Mauney and Judy Elaine Walters; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Brad Smith, Jayden Smith, Jake Smith, Shay Johnston, Mark Emanuel and Elbert Emanuel Jr. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BURNHAM
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Laura Virginia Burnham, 80, of Livingston were held Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in the First United Methodist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier and Father Clifton Labbe officiating. Interment followed in Bold Springs Cemetery in Living-ston. Laura was born on March 5, 1934 in Port Arthur, to William and Stella (Laughlin) Clanan, and died on Aug. 29, 2014 at her home in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents and first husband, John Burnham. She is survived by her husband, Robert Dibbern, whom she married on Sept. 9, 2006 in Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Annette Burnham of Dayton; daughter, Trish Bonsall of Port Arthur; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Kary Burnham of Beaumont; daughter, Diana Burnham of Point Blank; stepdaughter and husband, Tanya and Chuck Nagel of Katy; stepson and wife, Bobby and Debbie Dibbern of Spring; stepdaughter and husband, Melody and Mark Bounds of Tyler; grandchildren, Christina Burnham, Ginger Burn-ham, Nikki Bonsall Renfrow, Amber Bonsall Campbell and Jason, Christal and Jamie Shackford, Kyle and Vita Burnham, Jason and Margarita Graham, Ryan Graham, Jason Fallon, Melisa Wright and Chad, Brian Nagel and McCall, Chuck Nagel Jr. and Sara, Stephanie Nagel, Maryanne and Jorge Qui-tana, Shiro The Horse, Black Dog, Blue Dog, Red Dog and Sarah The Cat; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Frances Hoffpauir of Lake Charles, La.; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Eaves and Tommy of California; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

COMBS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Larry W. Combs, 70, of Livingston were held Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Byron Lyons officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Combs was born on Aug. 7, 1944 in Pasadena, to Ray and Mildred (Weston) Combs, and died on Aug. 28, 2014 in Livingston. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and later worked at a master electrician. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Juanita Combs; and Larry Neil Combs (Bubba.) He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Marek of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Keith Pate of Livingston; grandchildren, Michael Combs, Curtis Hermes, Shelby Marek, Laci Pierce, Jared Pierce, Trent Pierce and Ethan Combs; great-grandchildren, Grayson Hermes, Graci Hermes, Violet Rowe and Noah Combs; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Peggy Neugebauer and Butch and Carol Neugebauer; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lena and Larry Smith; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Shelley Sanders; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jared Pierce, Trent Pierce, Michael Combs, Curtis Hermes, Shelby Lynn Marek and Laci Pierce. Honorary pallbearer was Destanee Barnens. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SAYER
LIVINGSTON -- Kathryn Lynn Sayer died on Aug. 30, 2014. She was known as a kind, wonderful soul who touched many lives during her lifetime. She was born on Sept. 3, 1948 in Elgin, Ill., to Lawrence Earl Barnes and Shirley Jean (Cameron). She was an avid quilter, belonging to numerous quilt guilds and associations, and a mother to her furry peeks. Kathy was retired from Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, where she was executive assistant to the chief executive officer and was the recording secretary for the board of trustees. She was currently working for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Martin; her father, Lawrence Barnes and stepbrother, Larry A. Survivors include a son, James Sayer; her stepmother, Paula Barnes of Jackson, N.J.; brother, Douglas Barnes and wife Lorna of Curlew, Wash.; brother, Kevin Barnes and wife Debra of Westminster, Colo.; stepbrother, Timothy and wife Pamela of Long Valley, N.J.; sister, Michelle White of San Antonio; stepsister Carolyn and husband Tony Roselli of Jackson, N.J.; uncle, James Barnes and wife Candice of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews, many dear friends and co-workers. Services will be announced at a later date. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pace-funeral.com.

DUKE
LIVINGSTON -- Tessie Faye Duke was born on Feb. 26, 1931 in Maud, Okla., to Sam and Clara (Templar) Lucy, and died on Aug. 30, 2014 at the age of 83, in Timberwood Nursing Home in Livingston after a long battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Tessie enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tessie spent life caring for others; beginning a nursing career at the Carrie Tingley Hospital in Truth or Consequences, N.M. in 1947. She continued this care throughout her career in Hobbs, N.M. at Lea General Hospital, and Llano Estacado Hospital before moving to Texas in 1976. While in Texas she took a different route by providing child care in Roundrock, before moving back to New Mexico where she worked at the nursing home providing daily nursing care to resi-dents. Moving back to Texas in 1991, she took on the care for her mother-in-law, Bertha Smith. Even though she had no official degree, as a nurse she supervised and taught many nursing students during hands-on instructional learning. The most precious award she earned, according to her, was the "Best Granny Ever" award from her grandchildren. She was known as a very patient person who found humor in all situations. Tessie was well known for her exquisite embroidery and sewing skills. She also loved to grow flowers and vegetable gardens. She spent time bird-watching and col-lecting salt and pepper shakers. Survivors include her loving husband of 46 years, J.W. Duke of Romayor; sons, Clifton Clary of Hobbs N.M. and Bobby Clary of Romayor; daughter, Diann (Charles) Brown of Cotulla; granddaughters, Brenda (Bryan) Davis of Portland, Texas and Amanda (Tye) Snowden of Cotulla; grandson, Dylan Clary of Midlothian; great-grandchildren, Brayden and Breckyn Davis; four stepchildren, Billy, Bobby, David and Lonnie Duke; sisters, Chesta Cowan of Bowie and Willie Mae Reeder of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister-in-law, Pat Feuerbacher; brother-in-law, Paul Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews. Tessie is predeceased by her parents and brothers, Hiley and Rufus Lucy. A celebration of Tessie's life, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Brown, Bryan Davis, Tye Snowden, Eugene Reeder, Paul Smith and Colby Leviness. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Rhodes, Mark Leviness, Wilbern Vickery, Ed Tice, Wayne Johnson, Red King and Bob Taylor. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to: Arthritis Foundation P.O. Box 96280, Washington, D.C. 20077 or Gentiva Hospice Foundation, 7801 Mesquite Bend Drive, Suite 105 Irving, Texas 75063. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

POPE
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Faye Pope, 76, of Point Blank were held Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Bro. Steve Waldrep officiating. Interment followed in Foster Cemetery in Point Blank. Faye was born Nov. 11, 1937 in Austin, to Carl and Lily (Ferrell) Bolt, and died Aug. 18, 2014 in Point Blank. She was a Baptist by faith and worked as a beautician for the majority of her life. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Sherre Montgomery of Point Blank; son, Curtiss Pope of Texas City; grandson, Clayton Pope of Texas City; granddaughters, Brandy Lockhart of Mont Belvieu and Sonya Worsham of Point Blank; brother, Joe Pearson of Leander; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Mary Bolt of Caldwell and Judith and Joyce Bolt of Goldthwaite; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

NEWMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Emma Fay Newman, 82, of Goodrich were held Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the First United Methodist Church in Goodrich, with the Rev. Wade Floyd and the Rev. Louie Armstrong officiating. Mrs. Newman was born Aug. 10, 1932 in Scoby, Miss., to Richard Holland and Effie (Thomas) Holland, and died Aug. 21, 2014 in Livingston. She was married for 59 years to A.C. Newman and was devoted to her family. She loved her church and flowers, and worked for a long time in the garden department at Jackson's True Value. She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. She is survived by her husband, A.C. Newman of Goodrich; sons, Jerry Newman of Livingston, Terry Newman of Dickinson, Mike Newman of Austin, Kenneth Newman of Goodrich and Randy Newman of Goodrich; daughters, Judy Kennon of Center and Linda Newman of Goodrich; grandchildren, Tera, James, Sarah, Bernadette, Andy, Dawn, Shaun, John, Lydia, Matthew, Elvis, Kim, Kimberly, Steven, Randy Jr., Haley and Evan; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Holland of Gernada, Miss. and Rainey Holland of Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Bonnie Morgan of Greenwood, Miss. and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BROOKS
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Billie Jean Brooks, 81, of Livingston were held Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at First Community Church, with Pastor Ray Fisher of Pine Valley Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in Shiloah Cemetery in Moscow. Mrs. Brooks was born July 20, 1933 in New Willard, to Mancie Scott and Jessie Lee Austin Scott, and died Aug. 12, 2014 in Pine Ridge Health Care, Livingston. She was a housewife and member of Pine Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Pamela (Todd) Armstrong of Houston; son, Willie Earl (Susan) Jackson on Ingleside; goddaughters, Helen Allen of Livingston, Helen (Daniel) Pickens of Point Blank, Mable Davison of Shepherd and Bettye Washington of Point Blank; grandchildren, Ur-Shaun Jackson of Point Blank, Eric (Laura) Jackson of San Antonio, Adrian Jackson of Livingston, Kevin Buchmann of Frankfort, Germany and Jasmine Jackson of San Antonio; great-grandchildren, Kahly Jackson and Jordan Jackson, both of Livingston, Arneisha and Jasmine Jackson, both of San Antonio, Justice Villareal of Willis and Erica Boone of Houston; aunt, Mary Cole of Livingston; special cousin, Warren Anderson of Delaware, Md.; special friends, Veronica Thomas of Livingston and Earnestine Lawrence of Point Blank; and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Todd Armstrong, Wesley Armstrong, Jermaine Turner, Billy Hill, Darren Wayne Sykes, Gerald Robinson, Robert Thompson and Marvin Robinson Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Willie Earl Jackson, UrShaun Jackson, Eric Jackson, Adrian Jackson, Kevin Buchmann and Johnnie Robinson. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

KITE
LIVINGSTON -- Debra Gale Kite, born on Sept. 10, 1958 in Platka, Fla., died on Aug. 3, 2014 in Onalaska at the age of 55. Survivors include her husband, William John Kite; mother, Betty Gordon; brothers, Norman Williams and family and Kenneth Williams and family; numerous other relatives and a host of dear friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Emerson Williams. Debra loved to garden, tend to her flowers and was an avid fisherman. She was known as someone who never met a stranger, loved her husband and friends dearly and always tried to make everyone happy. A celebration of Debra's life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Lake Livingston Lutheran Church, on the corner of FM 3152 and 190 West. The Rev. Sharon Kapsch will officiate. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Pines, 1504 West Frank Ave. Lufkin, Texas 75904. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

COLQUITT
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Allie Jean Colquitt, 73, of Corrigan were held Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Corrigan First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Corrigan. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corri-gan. Allie Foreman-Colquitt was born Sept. 15, 1940 in Kennard, to the late Earl and Signora Foreman. She was raised in Onalaska and Marston. Allie attended Dunbar in Livingston and became a strong pillar in the community of Camden while married to the late Jimmy Lee Menifee. In this union of 34 years eight children were born. After moving to Corrigan-Snow Hill, she raised her children with vigor and modesty, helping the whole community every way she could. Allie joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church and was baptized by Pastor Barns on May 25, 2014. Survivors include her husband Joel Colquitt; two stepdaughters, Tonya and Tasha Colquitt; four daughters, Sandra Menifee of Corrigan, Signora Menifee-Broussard and husband Andre' of Houston, Tonie Menifee-Bradford and husband Dorian of Shepherd and Leslie Menifee of Corrigan; four sons, Anthony Menifee Sr. of Corrigan, Alvin Menifee of Houston, George Menifee of Corrigan and Jimmie Menifee of Corrigan; two sisters, Earlean F. McQueen and husband Eura of Moscow and Beaulah F. Hood and husband Charles of Corrigan-Rayburn Hills; three brothers, Elijah Foreman Sr. and wife Dora of Moscow, Moses Foreman and wife Thelma of Houston and Bobby Earl Foreman of Corrigan; uncle, Lawrence Robinett and wife Pam of Houston; two sisters-in-law, Margaret and husband T.J. and Angie Jefferson of Corrigan-Rayburn Hills; brothers-in-law, John Wynne of Ft. Worth, Donald Ray Colquitt of Houston, William Earl Colquitt of New Jersey and Frank Colquitt and wife Della of Corrigan-Rayburn Hills; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net.

KERMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Sondra Lea Kerman, 59, of Livingston was born on Aug. 5, 1955 in Phoenix, Ariz. and died on Aug. 22, 2014 in Texas City. She is preceded in death by her sister, Vickey Evans and special friend, Alice Fox. She is survived by her daughter, Samantha Aultman of Livingston; son, Paul David Nakunz of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brother, Kenneth Ellis of Great Fall, Mont.; grandchildren, Dylan, Preston, Treston, Shelby, Blayso, and Zane; parents, Joyce and Doug Evans of McCalaster, Okla. and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

KINDSTRAND
CLEVELAND -- Wilma Irene Kindstrand, 83, of Shepherd died on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. She was born on Thursday, Dec. 11, 1930 in Houston, to Luther Hugh and Ardella (Windsor) Batey, both of whom preceded her in death. Wilma was also preceded in death by her spouse, Robert Kindstrand; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Posuk; brother, Clarence Jack Batey and great-grandson, Zeblen Ray Clements. Survivors include her loving son, Johnnie Posuk and wife Patricia of Cisco; daughter, Della Cash and Gary Bellinger of Shepherd; brother, Luther Batey of Bedias; grandchildren, Joseph Turner, Johnnie Turner, Tony Amonette, Jake Armer, James Armer, Stewart Posuk, William Posuk, Robbie Posuk-Zink, LaDonna Clements, John Stowe, Preston Posuk, Landon Posuk, Scott Cash, Jimmy Cash, Jason Cash, Amber Floyd and Allen Cash; 36 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a host of other loving family and treasured friends. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

CLARK
CLEVELAND -- Fred Clark, 84, of Shepherd died on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He was born on Thursday, July 10, 1930, in Marshall, to Willie and Irrielee (Stephen) Clark, both of whom preceded him in death. Fred was also preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Lee Hooey; seven brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his niece and nephew, Willie and Terrie Clark, who were also his devoted caregivers; brother, Waddell Clark; sister, Mildred Dunn and husband YB; nieces and nephews, Ira, Jimmy Ray and Edward Clark and Loretta Clark; and numerous other loving family and treasured friends. Visitation for Fred will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Neal Funeral Home, with funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in in Cleveland Memorial Park. Minister Ira Clark will be officiating.

GRUBBS
SOUTHLAKE -- Henry Allen Grubbs, 93, died on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Southlake. A memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Southlake. Memorials may be made to Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Southlake (Building Expansion Program); the Fort Worth chapter of Heart to Heart Hospice; or a charity of choice. Born in Forney in 1921, Henry grew up in Abilene and graduated from Abilene Christian University. Henry loved his country. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army and fought in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After the war, Henry accepted God's call to become a Presbyterian minister and graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He told others about God's love for the remainder of his life. Henry pastored congregations in Junction, Camden, Ark., Fort Worth, Houston and Livingston. Six months after he and Ann retired and moved back to Abilene, she passed away. Henry then drove the Sunday circuit, preaching in Cross Plains and Eastland. In 2001 he married Mary Maxine. In 2004 they moved to Keller to live with his family. Family and friends say he truly kept the faith while fighting the good fight, was a man with the wisdom borne of a faith in God few possess, one of the elect, one of a kind. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Hugh and Marianne Grubbs; his first wife, Ann Allen Grubbs and his second wife, Mary Maxine Fergerson Grubbs. Survivors include his son, Allen Grubbs of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Georgia and Russell Billingsley and grandchildren, Seth and Ashley Billingsley of Keller; sister, Annette Pierson of Eastland; and niece and nephews, Marilyn Van Zandt, Grey Pierson, Tom Allen, Bob Allen and their respective families.

GEARY
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Paula Walker Geary, 65, of Livingston was held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in Humble. Paula died peacefully at home with family at her side on Aug. 23, 2014. She was born May 21, 1949 in Houston, to Wallace Wayne and Amanda Ruth (Scott) Walker. Paula is survived by her parents, Wally and Amanda Scott Walker of Livingston; son, Brian Geary and wife Melissa of Humble; sisters, Brenda Walker of Houston and Wendy Walker of Huntsville; brother, Charlie Walker and sister-in-law Julie of Livingston; loving friend and partner, Isaias Coronado of Humble; and many other relatives and a host of friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

NEWMAN
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Larry Newman, 60, of Beaumont will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Larry was born on Aug. 17, 1954 in Houston and died on Aug. 22, 2014 in Beaumont. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Maxine (Haler) Newman; sisters, Peggy Williams and Penny Hill; brother, Jerry Newman and sisters-in-law, Cheryl Newman and Darlene Newman. He is survived by his brothers, Charles "Mike" Newman of Livingston, John "Butch" Newman of Houston, Billy Newman of Livingston and David Newman of Cleveland; sisters, Sue Newman Chambers of Vidor and Pat Newman Durham of Groves; brother-in-law, Roy Williams of Conroe; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CLARKE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Billie Jane Clarke, 84, of Livingston are pending with Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Ms. Clarke was born on Sept. 26, 1929 in Livingston, to J.L. Clarke Sr. and Meadie (Swilley) Clarke, and died on Aug. 28, 2014 in a hospital in Conroe. She worked as a housekeeper for the majority of her life. A full obituary will be published in the next edition. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

ANDERSON
LIVINGSTON -- Darryl E. Anderson, 49, of Livingston was born on Oct. 2, 1964 in Waukegan, Ill. and died on Aug. 23, 2014 in Livingston. The family will have a private memorial service. He worked in construction for the majority of his lifetime. He is preceded in death by his sister, Carol Y. De Los Santos. He is survived by his mother, Dianne Anderson of Livingston; brother, Jerome B. Anderson Jr. of Houston; niece, Yvette D. Walters of Austin; brother-in-law, Phillip De Los Santos of Richmond; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SWANNER
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Howard "Ray" Swanner, 75, of Katy were held on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston. Mr. Swanner was born on Feb. 14, 1939 in Washington, N.C. and died on Aug. 25, 2014 in Katy. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and later married Barbara Swanner on May 20, 1961 in Norwich, Conn. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie G. Swanner and Sally (Hodges) Swanner; wife, Barbara M. Swanner; brother, Charlie G. Swanner Jr.; and sister, Ellen J. Dayton. He is survived by his daughters, Kyra Swanner of Katy and Krista Smith of Monroe, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Kim Gustafson and Eric of Katy; grandchildren, Kyle Smith, Daniel Gustafson and Zachary Gustafson; brother, James Swanner of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Hope Ward of Summerville, S.C., Darnell Jones of Washington, N.C., Mary Lane Stewart of Hampton, Va. and Linda Mason of Fayetteville, Ga.; brother-in-law, Michael McGlaflin of Centerville, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers were Kyle Smith, Daniel Gustafson, Zachary Gustafson and Eric Gustafson. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

COMBS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Larry Combs, 70, of Livingston are pending with Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. A full obituary will be published in the next edition. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SHORT
LIVINGSTON -- Maurice "Dorie" Short, born on Dec. 15, 1934 in Trinity, to George Leon Thompson and Ever Skains Thompson, died in Huntsville at the age of 79. Survivors include children, Paulette Short and Kari Short Jones; grandchildren, John Henry Jones and Nolan Jones and stepchildren, Hershel Short, John Short and Wayne Short. Dorie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John W. Short; brothers, Willie Leon Thompson, Pete Thompson and Pat Thompson; sisters, Marie Jernigan, Ruth Crowe and Bernice Gates; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. A celebration of Dorie's life was held on Aug. 19 at Huntsville Church of Christ, Huntsville, with Pastor John Spencer officiating. Interment followed in Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Pallbearers were Don Andrews, Larry Cox, Nelson Thompson, Sam Thompson, Rowdy Smith and Eric Poppitt. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

BARBEE
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Chris Barbee, 21, of Humble, formerly of Livingston, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston. Chris was born on Dec. 8, 1992 in Pascagoula, Miss. and died on Aug. 14, 2014. He graduated from Livingston High School, Class of 2011. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, William "Bill" Shamblin; great-grandfather, H.O. Withers; great-aunt, Glenda Wilson and cousin, Beth Wolfe. He is survived by his father and mother, Jarod Barbee and Kara of Humble; sister, Sarah Barbee of San Antonio; grandmother, Sheila Shamblin of Livingston; great-aunt and husband, Linda Rice and Ricky of Livingston; uncle, Stephen Bar-bee of Livingston; grandfather, Joe Barbee of Waco; cousins, Richard and Kelly Rice of Dayton, Ryan Rice of Dayton, Rusty Rice of Dayton, James Wolfe of Danbury and Alice and Mike Moriarty of Livingston; sister, Mehgan Jones of Gulfport, Miss.; aunts, Dawna Hacker of Waco and Devonna Heckman of Harrison, Mich.; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MARCUS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Frank Marcus, 81, of Onalaska will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in the First United Pentecostal Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Gerald Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Mitchell Cemetery in Anacoco, La., beginning at 4 p.m. Mr. Marcus was born Dec. 26, 1932 in Anacoco, La., to Francis Monroe Marcus and Addie Leola (Snell) Marcus, and died Aug. 16, 2014 in Livingston after an extended illness. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict. He worked for Texaco for more than 26 years. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, the Rev. Lonnie Marcus. He is survived by his wife, Doris Marcus of Onalaska; sister, Anna Laura Dowden of Homer, La.; son Michael Marcus and daughter-in-law Linda of Springfield, Mo.; daughter, Robbie and son-in-law George Cox of Snellville, Ga.; five grandchildren, grandchildren, Rodney Beaubouef, Rachel Harrison, Brian Cox, Cory Cox and Destiny Marcus; great-grandchildren, Brendan Harrison, Morgan Harrison and Bonham Beaubouef; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SMITH
KERRVILLE -- Dennis Lee Smith, 58, of Center Point died on Aug. 15, 2014 at his residence. He was born Aug. 5, 1956 in Houston, to Willard Lee Smith and Geraldine Hanson. He married Carol Ann Schwartz on July 20, 1991 in Kerrville. Dennis went to Spring High School and graduated from The University of Texas as a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. He went on to graduate from South Texas Law School. He operated a private practice attorney at law in Kerrville for 26 years. He was a member of both the American Bar Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, he was a Master Mason and was a member of the Advisory Council of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He was preceded in death by his father, Willard Lee Smith and his favorite cat, Bandito. Dennis is survived by his spouse, Carol Ann Smith and her children, Michael and Audrey Schneider, Caleb and Deborah Burress; his sister, Ramona and her husband Mark Boeker; his mother Geraldine Tagge of Livingston and his grandchildren, TJ, Jacob and Hannah. Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 18, at Garden of Memories. Dennis asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the local Salvation Army or Hospice. Grimes Funeral Chapels, Kerrville, was in charge of arrangements. The family invites you to send condolences at grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the "Send Condolences" link.

HART
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Roy Clinton Hart, 68, of Goodrich was held Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Goodrich, with Pastor Tom Owens officiating. Mr. Hart was born on Dec. 16, 1945 in Nampa, Idaho and died on Aug. 13, 2014 in Livingston. He married Cyndi Camden on Oct. 14, 1977 in Ennis. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and later worked as a gunsmith. Among his many hobbies, he always enjoyed helping his wife rescue dogs. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Dorothy Hart and brother, Robert Hart. He is survived by his wife, Cyndi Hart of Goodrich; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Sandra Hart, Ricky and Penny Hart and Randy and Belinda Hart; brother-in-law, Charlie Camden and wife Terry; sister-in-law, Kelly and husband Lynn Mitsanaga; brother-in-law, Todd Camden and wife Carol; and numerous loving nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SMITH
LIVINGSTON – Joyce "Chee Chee" Cain Smith was born on Feb. 25, 1943, to Hardy and Daisy Cain of Segno, and died Aug. 10, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla. at the age of 71. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. Joyce was raised in Segno and graduated from Big Sandy High School in 1961. She worked for General Motors and retired in 2006. Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Marvin Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Dorothy Kervin of Segno; brothers, Olan Cain and wife Fay of Segno and Eldon Cain and wife of Kountze; son, Alan Moore and wife Britt of New Port Richey, Fla.; daughters, Pam Strasburg and husband Joseph of Boguc, N.C., Gale Moore of Boguc, N.C. and Beth Ann Moore of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepdaughters, Lori of Fleming Island, Fla. and Angela of Lake Asbury, Fla.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

PATTERSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Irene Patterson, 84, of Livingston were held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Beech Creek Assembly of God Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Don Goodwin and Bro. Lucas Swinnea officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Rose Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Patterson was born Jan. 4, 1930 in Polk County, to Arthur J. Nelson and Mertie (Channel) Nelson, and died Aug. 13, 2014 in Lufkin. She was a homemaker all her life. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, W. B. Patterson Jr.; son, W. B. Patterson III; brothers, Clarence, Ben, Gaston, Edgar, Lester and Otho Lee; sisters, Verna, Lucille and Esther and step-grandson, Scotty Tooke. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Benny Evans, Dee Mearl and Ronald Farrar, Carolyn and Clint Coleman and Brenda and Juan Cruz; daughter-in-law, Teresa Patterson; stepdaughter and husband, Birdie Lee and Billy Tooke; sister, Lillie Espinosa; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Waylon Evans, Steven Evans, Bradley Farrar, Chad Farrar, Clint Coleman, Cory Coleman, Jason Patterson, Eric Cruz and Nathan Cruz. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

GREER
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for David Greer, 58, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Orval Barger officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, just prior to service, at Cochran Funeral Home. Mr. Greer was born on March 24, 1956 in McComb, Miss. and died on Aug. 14, 2014 in Houston. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Greer of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Lacie and Raimy Eymard of Galliano, La.; son and daughter-in-law, Joshua David and Dana Greer of Raceland, La.; daughter and son-in-law, Brandie and Jody Matherne of LaRose, La.; daughter, Caroline Hon of Livingston; son, Will Hon of Livingston; parents, J.B. and Juanita Greer of Ruth, Miss.; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Robin Greer of Brookehaven, Miss.; sister, Kathie Bunch of Brenham; grandchildren, Nicole Eymard, Kathryn Eymard, Austin Greer, Avery Greer, Paige Matherne, Jace Matherne and Kylee Greer; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Danny Ellis, Chuck LeBlanc, R.J. Austin, J.J. Eftink, Dwayne Land, Josh Saybe, Mike Bates, Kenny Davis and Charlie Davis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Hospi-tal or St. Jude's Hospital. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CORZINE
LIVINGSTON -- Claudette Skidmore Corzine, 77, of Livingston was born Feb. 21, 1937 in Groveton, to Otto Skidmore and Mary Hutto, and died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her son, Ruben Corzine of Indiana; daughter and son-in-law, Angelica Corzine and Xerox Thompson of Goodrich; sons, Antonio Tomlinson of San Saba and Jesse Tomlinson of Odessa; daughter and son-in-law, Rosa Corzine and Matthew Henderson of Livingston; grandchildren, Jasmine Terrell, Ellana Terrell, Azura Terrell, Alexander Corzine, Devin Corzine, David Corzine, Addisyn Gonzales, Emma Rae Gonzales, Stormie Tullous and Cory Macmiller; brother and sister-in-law, Joe Tomlinson and Sherri of Goodrich; nephews, Mackenzie Miller and Joe Tomlinson III; fiancé, Glen Wetherell; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CERVANTES
LIVINGSTON -- Dhonda Faye Davis Cervantes, 43, of Point Blank was born Aug. 1, 1971 in Lubbock, to David Blain Davis and Cora Faye (Emery) Davis, and died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Livingston. She is survived by her mother, Cora Faye Davis; daughters, Amber Davis of Coldspring and Maria Cervantes of Lubbock; son, Elijah Cervantes of Lubbock; husband, Jerry Cervantes of Lubbock; sisters, Rhonda Warren of Lubbock and Karen Ammons of Buna; brothers, Michael Davis of Lubbock and Blain Davis of Lubbock; grandchildren, Jeremiah Davis and Jaelyn Dosia; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WESTBROOK
LIVINGSTON -- Michael Wayne Westbrook was born Jan. 22, 1949 in Longview, to Donald and Jeanne Westbrook, and died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Livingston. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Tammy Smith of Lockhart; son, Paul Westbrook of Corpus Christi; son, Michael Shane Westbrook of Bastrop; grandchildren, Haley, Anthony, Ashley, Brooke, Clay, Maddie, Bailey and Emma; brother, Richard Westbrook; special friend, Linda Copeland; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

THOMAS
OAKHURST – Billy M. Thomas, born Feb. 5, 1925, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Grace Community Church, 6801 FM 980 North, Oakhurst. The family requests memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

WORTHEN
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Hugh Anderson Worthen, 89, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with Bro. Lloyd Lowe officiating. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Mr. Worthen was born on April 15, 1925 in Goose Creek and died on Aug. 13, 2014 in Livingston. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hubert E. Worthen and Bertha W. (Anderson) Worthen; wife, Eddie Elizabeth Worthen; brother, Roy Worthen; son, Tommy Mounts; daughter, Betty Rouse and granddaughter, Deanna Mounts. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John Worthen and Dorothy of Galveston; son and daughter-in-law, George E. Sims and Ann of Galveston; son and daughter-in-law, Hugh Anderson Worthen Jr. and Kathy of Galveston; son, Richard W. Worthen of Galveston; son and daughter-in-law, Burt Mounts and Debbie of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Alison, Meredith, Shawna, Robin, Matthew, Brandon, George, Denise, Jennifer, Kevin, Kristi, Nathan and Melissa; numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends. Directions to Magnolia Cemetery: 190 West, towards Onalaska -- Right on 356 North for approximately 1.7 miles – Right at the Magnolia Cemetery road sign, follow road for approximately .5 mile. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SMITH
CLEVELAND -- Lessie Jo Smith, 24, of Shepherd died on Aug. 13, 2014. She was born on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1990, in Humble, to Eddie Dwayne Bailey and Dana (McAdams) Bailey. Survivors include her loving husband, Joshua Smith of Shepherd; her beloved children, Joshua Smith Jr., Ryan Gabriel Smith and Trevor Isaiah Smith; sister, FayLisa Danielle Bailey of Mexia; grandparents, Daniel and Ima McAdams of Cleveland; her stepfather, Charlie Barnes; and a host of other loving family members and treasured friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Neal Funeral Home. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery in Montgomery. The Rev. Darrell McAdams officiated. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

VANN
CLEVELAND -- Arnold J. "A.J." Vann, 78, of Cleveland died on Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was born on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1936 in the Magnolia community, to Floyd Riley Vann and Annie Lee Jeffcoat-Vann, both of whom preceded him in death. A.J. was also preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd Riley Vann and sisters, Bula Mae Hinson, Alice Murray and Faye Lilley. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Judy C. Vann of Cleveland; sons, Carl Vann of Roman Forest and Allen Vann and wife Christa of Evergreen; brothers, William Cleo Vann and wife Bobby and Horace Wilbur Vann and wife Elizabeth; sister, Mattie Richards; grandchildren, Caitlin Rose Vann and Will Allen Vann and the mother of his grandchildren, Merry Vann; numerous other nieces, nephews, extended family and treasured friends. As an active member of Magnolia Baptist Church, he served with his wife Judy as leaders in the children's ministry. A.J. was a dedicated employee in the elevator industry, retiring after 25 years of service. Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 4, at Neal Funeral Home. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery. Bro. Carl Williamson officiated. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WATSON
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Leon Edward Watson Sr., 92, of San Marcos were held on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, Corrigan, with Bro. David Butters officiating. Interment followed in Carmona Cemetery, Carmona. Mr. Watson was born April 23, 1922 in Carmona and died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in San Marcos Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in San Marcos. Leon grew up in the Carmona community and attended school at Corrigan-Camden School in Corrigan. After graduating from high school he went to Livingston, where he joined the United States Air Force and served his country 30 years. He met the love of his life in Corrigan. They were married on May 25, 1946. Leon enjoyed cars, mechanics, gardening and baseball games. He coached many boys in Little League. Leon was a member of the Republican Party. He is survived by his wife, Letha Watson; sons, Leon Edward Watson Jr. of Spring and Byron Watson of Spring; grandchildren, Laura K. Watson-Cowan of Austin and Brendan Watson of Spring and sister, Mary Wiggins of Corrigan. Leon is preceded in death by his son, David Watson and parents, Harvey Watson and Ethel Finley Watson. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences and to sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net.

ANDREWS
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Nancy Leannah Andrews, 87, of Corrigan were held on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, Corrigan, with Pastor Walter Deptula officiating. Burial followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mrs. Andrews was born Aug. 28, 1926 in Manning and died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Corrigan LTC, Corrigan. Nancy is survived by her son, Dennis Andrews and wife Karen; granddaughter, Micayla Andrews of Montgomery and special niece, Kathy Wasdin. Mrs. Andrews is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Riggs Jones and Eunice Hopkins; husband, W.B. Andrews; two brothers and one sister. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Heart to Heart Hospice, 209 Christie Street, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences and sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net.

ODOM
ORANGE -- Minnie Evelyn Hudson Odom, 82, of Deweyville died on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Born on June 30, 1932 in Moscow, to James Oliver Hudson Sr. and Maggie Ola Augusta (Hilton) Hudson, she had lived in Deweyville since 1957. She had previously lived in Bleakwood and worked as a retail clerk in stores in the Orange area. Minnie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Deweyville; she enjoyed fishing, hunting, crafts, sewing and spending time with her family. Minnie was a friend to many and she also will be re-membered for the kindness and care she showed to others. Minnie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman " Preacher " Odom; son, Ricky Odom; brother, Jimmy Hudson; sister, Hazel Hudson and daughter-in-law, Deborah Lynn Odom. Survivors include her sons, Jerry Odom and wife Jane of Deweyville and Larry Odom of Deweyville; daughter-in-law, Ramona R. Odom of Deweyville; brother, James Hudson of Livingston; her very special friend, Winfred Robinett of Livingston; grandchildren, Ricky C. Odom, Misty Gayle Odom and James C. Odom; great-grandchildren, Reagan Danaye Odom, Bailey Lynn Scherman and J.W. Welch; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Services to remember and honor Minnie's life were held on Sunday, Aug. 10, at the First Baptist Church in Deweyville, with the Rev. Damon Bickham officiating. Rite of Committal and interment followed in Sand Ridge Cemetery in the Wolf Den community in Newton County. Pallbearers were Jerry Odom, Ricky C. Odom, James C. Odom, Robert Allen Nixon, Michael Allen Crim and Larry Odom. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Hudson, Bobby Abshire, Leslie Morgan and Winfred Robinett. For those who desire, memorial contributions, donations to assist with final expenses are appreciated. Dorman Funeral Home in Orange was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at dormanfuneralhome.com.

SANDLIN
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for J.C. Sandlin, 74, of Livingston was held on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Chuck McLaurin officiating. Mr. Sandlin was born on Oct. 5, 1939 in Houston and died on Aug. 7, 2014 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Alma (Matthews) Sandlin and sister, Jean Wheeler. J.C. loved hunting and fishing. He was known as a good-hearted, honest man, who spent his time thinking about others. He was also known as sweet, reliable, and if ever in need he would try to provide. He is survived by his brothers, Tommie Sandlin of Livingston and Freddie Matthews of Livingston; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the USO and VFW Post 8568. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

COTE
BAYTOWN -- Robert John Côté, 92, of Baytown was born Aug.12, 1921 in West Stewartstown, N.H. and died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a 1943 graduate of Bates College and a U.S. Navy WW II veteran. He taught chemistry for the Navy at North Carolina State and Iowa State and later worked on the Manhattan Project. He was a chemist, retiring from Mobay, now known as Bayer Material Science, and was a member of Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church and the Bird and Blooms Club of Livingston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Marion Côté; brother, Richard Côté; sisters, Patricia Glassey and Priscilla Cook and son, Toby J. Côté. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carolyn W. Côté of Baytown; son and daughter-in-law, Pete and Mary Ann Côté of Baytown; daughters and sons-in-law, Cecile and Jim Ross of Rolla, Mo. and Janine and Robert Schrock of Baytown; grandchildren and their spouses, Jenny and Matt Grundy of Liberty, Mo., Seth and Susan Schrock of Arlington, Wade and Lisa Schrock of Baytown, Cale and Laura Schrock of Deer Park, Toby Ross of Iowa City, Iowa and Katie and Cameron Côté, both of Baytown; and great-grandchildren, Kate, Jane, and Erin Grundy and Owen, Maggie, and Mason Schrock. A memorial service with military honors was held at Navarre Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 12, which would have been his 93rd birthday, with the Rev. John Newsome officiating. At his request, he will be cremated and interred next to his son at Cedarcrest Cemetery. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. To view the online obituary or post a tribute for the family, go to navarrefuneralhome.com.

EVANS
LIVINGSTON -- Gerald Spencer Evans, born on Feb. 17, 1934 in Arcola, Ill., to Dale Evans and Irma Way Huddlestun Evans, died on Aug. 7, 2014 at the age of 80. Survivors include his daughter, Gail Plank; sisters, Patty Murdock and husband Bud and Gale Lofgren; grandchildren, Crystal Hargroder and husband Joe and Brittany Plank; great-grandchildren, Trinity Hargroder, Madison Hargroder and Maddux Case Brown; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debbie; grandchild, Robert McCurry; brother, Lloyd Evans and son-in-law, Calvin Plank. Gerald was a veteran and proudly served in the United States Army. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

WILKINSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Doyle "Dee" Wilkinson, 92, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Lesly Wilkinson officiating. Interment will follow in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Wilkinson was born on May 28, 1922 in Goodrich and died on Aug. 11, 2014 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Doyle P. Wilkinson and Dora (Turner) Wilkinson; grandson, Jason Lowe; great-granddaughter, Lauren Jones; three brothers and one sister. He was a Baptist by faith and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Dee married Velma Locke on July 7, 1950. At the beginning of his marriage, he worked on the pipeline and numerous other jobs. On Oct. 8, 1959, he began working with the City of Livingston Electrical Department until his retirement on Jan. 31, 1985. He is survived by his wife, Velma Wilkinson of Livingston; daughter, Cindy Wilkinson of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Roy Wilkinson and Marlene of Rusk; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Lowe and Ronney of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Jones and Mike of Livingston; granddaughter and husband, Bria Lowe Morris and David of Livingston; grandson and wife, Brian Jones and Christie of Livingston; grandson and wife, Craig Jones and Lindsey of Livingston; granddaughter, Kelly Wilkinson of Rusk; great-grandchildren, Gage Morris, Jace Morris, Emily Jones, Lexi Jones and Lizzy Jones, all of Livingston; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Wayne Farmer, Billy McPike, Leonard Tucker, James Smith, Dewayne Oates and Wilburn Reeves. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BATTISE
LIVINGSTON -- Jack Adam Battise Sr., 86, died on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. He was born on Oct. 29, 1929 in Camp Ruby. He was preceded in death by his parents, Miller and Lola Jack Battise; sister, Dorthyn Battise Apolinar; brother, Earl Battise and granddaughters, Colleen Allison and Kaci Layne. He was a longtime resident of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Village, Polk County, and of the Turkey Clan. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lawrine Bullock Battise and their children, Nita Battise of Indian Village, Rita Marsh and husband Steve of Livingston, Wanonia Clark of Indian Village, Garrett Battise of Cypress, Stephanie Williams and husband Bryan of Indian Village, Melissa Celestine of Indian Village and Jack Battise Jr. of Kihei, Hawaii. He is also survived by his 94-year-old mother-in-law, Dorcas Bullock; she is the oldest surviving Alabama Tribe Elder. Other survivors include grandchildren, Jeremiah Waggoner of Chillicothe, Ohio, Alicia Kate Daniel of Indian Village, Tiffany Johnson and husband Christian of Portland, Ore., Priscilla White and husband Douglas of Spring, Niki Marsh and David Bennett of Conroe, Veronica Williams, Victoria Battise, Jordan Williams, Francellia Clark of Indian Village, Emma Abbey and husband Elliott of Dallardsville, Crystal Stephenson and husband James of Cleveland, Mike Battise and wife Jade of Houston, Tanah Battise, Shiloh Battise of Cypress, Traci Thompson and husband Brent of Indian Village, Whitney Williams of Indian Village, Jennifer Celestine, Christina Celestine, Matthew Celestine of Lufkin, Cheyanne Celestine of Indian Village, Chelsea Battise and Luke Battise of Kihei, Hawaii; eight nephews; two nieces, and 27 great-grandchildren. His surviving in-laws are Mavis Marroquin and husband Joe of Terrell, Glendon Wayne Bullock and wife Genny, Foster Bullock Jr., Margaret Celestine, Loretta Williams, Gary Bullock and wife Anite, Brady Bullock and wife Carlene of Indian Village, Burton Bullock of Kinder, La. and Jean Williams and husband Danny of Dallardsville. As was the custom of traditional Native American acceptance, Jack was blessed to have many sisters, brothers, grandsons and granddaughters throughout Indian country. He deeply cherished and loved each and every one. He attended Big Sandy and Livingston High Schools. He graduated from Haskell Institute in 1949 specializing in auto mechanics which became his lifetime trade until retirement in1990. He was quite proud to be a Haskell alumni and would take every opportunity to share his colorful Haskell stories to anyone who would listen. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp, serving honorably during World War II in the Philippines. He instilled in his children to respect and acknowledge all veterans they should happen to encounter with a sincere greeting and thanking each for serving our country. As a child, he observed the traditional dances of the Alibamu and Koasati by his mother, Lola Jack Battise, who herself would lead the women in dance. He would sit on the porch of the log cabin homes of McConnico Battise and Frank Sylestine, both respected tribal elders, and become entranced by the stories being shared. He listened intently to the songs of Charlie Boatman, Koasati, who continued the traditional dances when so many became lost due to assimilation of non-Indian religious doctrine. The tribe celebrates the annual powwow each June, recently staging its 46thyear, attended by Native Americans across the nation and Canada. He was the centerpiece of this celebration as he was a key figure in its organization and survival. He rose to prominence by being honored during several decades to serve as head gourd dancer at major powwows in Indian Country of the Southeast bringing recognition to his tribe. He served one term on the Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Council and it was during this time when a resolution was passed to pursue tourism for the tribe. He was a strong supporter of this endeavor by creating the first Indian dance program including the original Na Ski La (Dogwood) Dance group for the public as a cultural sharing experience for children and adults across East Texas. It expanded to become a destination tourist attraction where he welcomed and greeted thousands of visitors. He was called upon to represent the tribe and present special programs at functions in the region, welcoming state, national and world leaders. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Longhorns and Glenn Miller. He was self-taught on the violin and guitar (had a band called "The Barn Yarders" back during his Haskell days). He loved God, his family, his people and his country. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Alabama-Coushatta Multi-Purpose Center on the reservation. Officiating will be Debbie Battise-Kleinman, CLP. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 8568 of Livingston. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

DUNHAM
LIVINGSTON – Oleatha Plattenburg Dunham, 78, died on Aug. 7, 2014. Survivors include her children, Cheryl Cheatom, Nelda (Mickel) Newton, Cynthia Clark and James K. Dunham, all of Houston; daughter-in-law, Virginia (late Darrell) Plattenburg of Centerville; sisters, Oretha Norman of Point Blank, Linda (Darryl) Richard and Janice Taylor, all of Houston and Gloria (George) Nickles of New Orleans, La. and brothers, Lionel (JoAnn) Plattenburg of New Orleans, La., Edward (Rhonda) Plattenburg of California and Larry (LeAnn) Plattenburg of New Jersey. Services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14, at St. Luke's Missionary Baptist Church in Blanchard. Viewing will be from 10-11 a.m., with funeral services immediately following.

MCKAY
LIVINGSTON -- Katy Lorene Turner McKay, born on Jan. 24, 1959 in Houston, to Horace Turner and Edna McMillian, died on Aug. 4, 2014 at the age of 55. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Anthony McKay; daughter, Brandy Wisdom and husband Jason; son, Christopher Garner and wife Brittee and grandchildren, Devon, Connor, Tristan and Abby. Katy proudly served in the United States Navy. She was preceded in death by her parents. Katy was laid to rest in Big Sandy Cemetery, with a private service. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

IVEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Barbara Anne Ivey, 73, of Onalaska were held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in the First Baptist Church in Point Blank, with the Rev. Mickey Fountain officiating. Interment followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Coldspring. Barbara was born on May 23, 1941 in Bullard, to Hayden Edward Terrell and Lillian Estelle (Moore) Terrell, and died on Aug. 4, 2014 in Conroe. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marion Ivey and sister, Joan Eschberger. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Coy Ivey of Conroe, Lee and Melinie Ivey of Spring, James and Paula Ivey of Spring and Russell and Darlene Ivey of Houston; sister, Bobbie Clark of Pineland; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Patricia Terrell of Troup and Billy and Lynda Terrell of New Harmony; sister, Charlene Klein of Missouri City; grandchildren, Christopher Ivey, Michael Ivey, Jake Ivey, Justin Ivey, Luke Ivey, Sarah Ivey, Mason Ivey and Katy Ivey; great-grandchild, Brayden Ivey; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HARGRAVE
CORRIGAN -- Minnie Averilla Maxey Hargrave, 78, died on Aug. 1, 2014 at Grace Home in Shreveport, La. She was reared in Corrigan by parents Robert and Helon Youngblood Maxey. Minnie retired from teaching at Corrigan-Camden Elementary School in 2003.Two years later, she moved into Montclair Assisted Living Facility in Shreveport. She married Jeffries Maurice Hargrave on Dec. 7, 1956 in Houston after dating a short time. They lived in Houston many years before moving back to Corrigan in 1982. Together they owned and operated Sweet Dreams Sleep Shop in Lufkin, before Jeff's untimely death in 1999. Minnie enjoyed life and found peace in God's creations. Even in her last days, her smile and gentle spirit delighted her caregivers. She had a strong faith and love for her family and friends. She was proud to talk about and show pictures of her daughters and grandchildren. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years and queen of the Red Hat Society for nearly a decade. She loved her churches, keeping membership at Angel of Joy Lutheran Church in Lufkin but attending Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Shreveport. Minnie is survived by two daughters, Starlet Agrella and husband Mark of The Woodlands and Kacee Kirschvink and husband Michael of Shreveport; four grand-sons, Austin and Garrett Agrella and Cameron and Kevin Kirschvink; two sisters, Betty Hagerty and husband Frank of Corrigan and Robbie Parrish of Corrigan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held at Angel of Joy Lutheran Church in Lufkin, with burial immediately afterward in Union Springs Ceme-tery in Corrigan. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences and sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net.

TULLOS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Agnes Toby Tullos, 88, of Corrigan will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in the Fellowship of the Pines Church in Ace, with the Rev. Roland Coyle officiating. Interment will follow in Ace Community Cemetery in Ace. Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. until the service starts in the Fellowship of the Pines Church. Agnes was born on June 25, 1926 in Robeline, La., to John Toby and Sallie (Morvan) Toby, and died on Aug. 3, 2014 in Livingston. She was a homemaker for many years and loved her family. She was a member of the Caddo Adia Indian Tribe of Spanish Lake, La. until she moved to Ace in 1963. Agnes was better known as "Nanny" and was the light and heart of her family. Her kids were many and meant the world to her. She was a member of the Ace Assembly of God Church. She was firm believer in God and instilled it into her children and grandchildren. Agnes was known to make the best coconut pie in Polk County for 30 years. All of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her darlings. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sherlene Brown; brothers, Bill Toby and Paul Toby and sisters, Selena Clark, Martha Peters, Gladys Rivers and Geraldine Lagrange. She is survived her daughters, Judy Harville and Bennie of Bento, La., Denise Roberts of Ace and Suzette Temple of Lufkin; son, Dennis Sutton of Ace; grandchildren, Darlene Gregrich of Benton, La., Kimmela Hall and Gerald of Macomb, Mich., Tameka Neher and Alan of Loco, Okla., Jessica Lester and Robert of Ace, Alicia Williams and Rusty of Healdton, Okla., Julie St. Martin and Rafael Ruiz of Livingston, Lindsay Burks and Peter of Corrigan, Kenna McMullen and Brad of Apple Springs, Keith Brown and Robin of Sinton and Shane Sutton of Fairfax, Va.; 26 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; dear family friend, JoAnn Hopkins Blair; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Shane Sutton, Shameron Steel, Tracey Steel, Robert Lester, Mike Tobin and Keith Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Peter Burks, Brad McMullen, Nolan Tipton III and Brett Brown. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LAND-SHOTWELL
LIVINGSTON -- Haley Keà Land-Shotwell, born on April 14, 1982 in Huntsville, to Dwight and Kerry Land, died on Aug. 2, 2014 at the age of 32. Survivors include the love of her life for 17 years, Josh Shotwell; both her parents; brother, Ty Land and wife Kateri; sister, Kasey Kennedy and husband Dusty; grandparents, Bobby and Sandra Kimes and Betty Shotwell; aunts and uncles, Billy and Gwen Watson and Sheri Douget, Dwayne and Robin Land and Bo and Cindy Land; nieces, Kaden Kennedy, Lila Ray Kennedy, Katherine Shotwell, Peyton Shotwell and Megan Kimes; brother-in-law, Dr. Joseph Shotwell and wife Emily; father and mother-in-law, Joe and Robin Shotwell; great-aunt, Ruth Hughes; special family member, Sonja Wallace; her beloved pets, Kealey, Tator-Tot, Sam, Bella, MudBug, Charlie, Miss B., Layla, Oreo, Patches, Spazz and Feebe; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Haley was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Ann "Nanny" Watson, Alton and Mona Land and J.W. Shotwell and uncle, Danny Douget. A celebration of Haley's life was held on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Pace Funeral Home, with Ministers Mike Miller and Bill Yasko officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Jason Wallace, Cassity Land, Cody Land, Andy Evans, Cory Land, Dusty Kennedy, Clint Watson and Wilburn Reeves. Honorary pallbearers were Bo Land, Dwayne Land, Noah Landry, Dr. Joseph Shotwell, Ty Land, Joel Douget, Bobby Kimes, Wade Douget, Justin Cude, Jerry Shotwell, Jeremy Shotwell, Kevin Quinn, Tommy Saunders, Mike Landry, Jefry Saunders, Roy Campbell, Mark Barnes, Bobby Wallace and Crockett Dubose. Haley was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ in Livingston. She was a lifetime honorary member of the Pilot Club. Haley lived in Livingston her whole life. In March 2014, Haley was diagnosed with new onset heart failure. She was a double heart transplant survivor who was born with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. At the age of 13 months, Haley received her first pacemaker to sustain her life until cyclosporine became available for children. In 1988, at the age of 5, she received her first heart transplant. Again at age 15, she found herself in heart failure and required a second heart transplant. Haley spent much of her life going to doctors, and hospitals had become like a second home for her. Haley was diagnosed with lymphoma on Sept. 20, 2012, and she received four months of chemotherapy to rid her body of cancer. The chemotherapy drugs damaged her heart, which resulted in the need for another heart transplant. Unfortunately, Haley was not a candidate for a heart transplant until her cancer had been in remission for five years. In February of 2014, Haley developed an abnormal heart rhythm forcing her to be hospitalized for the entire month of March. She eventually had to undergo three cardiac ablation procedures causing her heart rate to fall dangerously low. She then had to have a pacemaker placed in her heart to keep her heart rate at a normal rate. In March of 2014 Haley was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She continued to battle heart failure until her death. Haley's family extended warm thanks to the city of Livingston and the surrounding Polk County residents for all their thoughts and prayers through the 32 years of Haley's Life. There is a Go Fund Me account set up at http://www.gofundme.com/b3vd6k for anyone who wants to make donations in honor of Haley. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Go to pacefuneral.com to sign the guestbook.

CECIL
LIVINGSTON -- Clifford Cecil was born on Sept. 29, 1925 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Ray Price Cecil and Odra Mae (Noll) Cecil, and died on Aug. 3, 2014 in Livingston. He worked as a customer service manager for Sears & Roebuck. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Debay Kay Cecil and Cindy Lou Satterthwaite; son, Ray Price Cecil and grandchil-dren, Scott Allen Cecil and Price Cecil. He is survived by his wife, Mary Cecil of Livingston; daughter, Vicki Jurgens of Houston; son, Wayne Cecil of Parsons, Tenn.; brother, Tom Cecil of Houston; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

KINNE
ALLEN -- Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert E. Kinne died on July 28, 2014 at the age of 81. Born in Liberty City, Mo. on Feb. 17, 1933 to Jessie and Josephine Kinne, he grew up in Goodrich. Robert graduated from Goodrich High School in 1951 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1952. While serving at Luke Air Force Base in San Antonio, he met his lovely bride, Gloria, and they were married in 1955. He served in the Air Force until 1973 when he retired, receiving three Distin-guished Flying Cross citations, three Air Medals, and the Bronze Star for his service during the Vietnam conflict. Robert loved flying and continued with a career in aviation until 2009. Robert leaves behind two daughters, Michelle Workman of Plano and Jennifer Kinne of McKinney; two grandsons, Jeremy Workman of Wylie and Michael Fox of McKinney; a great-granddaughter, Andie Workman of Wylie; a sister, Anita Campbell of Goodrich and one brother, Andy Kinne of Greenway, Mo. Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in McKinney. Interment followed in Turrentine Jackson Morrow Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.

ARMSTRONG
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for David Lee Armstrong, 36, of Corrigan were held on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor Tim Fuller officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Jehu Cemetery in Wewahitchka, Fla. Mr. Armstrong was born Feb. 5, 1978 in Wewahitchka, Fla., to William Armstrong and Annette (Leynes) Armstrong, and died on July 25, 2014 in Polk County. He worked in the maintenance department of the Corrigan Housing Authority. He is survived by his wife, Rashel Armstrong of Corrigan; daughter, Haley Armstrong of Corrigan; sons, Jeremiah Arm-strong, Gavin Armstrong and Nathanael Armstrong, all of Corrigan; father, William Armstrong Sr.; mother, Annette Leynes; brother, Bobby Rhoades; sister, Lisa Rhoades Hire; sister, Becki Rhoades Darley; brother, Billy Armstrong; brother, Jamie Armstrong; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CHOATE
LIVINGSTON -- Irene Victoria Mary Theresa Trojanowski Choate, born on Aug. 20, 1929 in Houston, to John Joseph Trojanowski and Anna Mary Schank Trojanowski, died on July 30, 2014 at the age of 84. Survivors include sons, John Joseph Choate and wife Linda, William David Choate Jr. and James Dean Choate and wife Mary; brother, Robert Leon Trojanowski and wife Kitty; sister, Ethel Harris; grandchildren, Michelle Reeves and husband Keith, Amber Ross, Kenneth Albert Whittleman III and wife Kelly and Robbie Lynn Whittleman and wife Stephanie; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous other family and a host of friends. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, James Bryant Choate Jr.; her parents; children, Baby Choate, Little Jimmy Choate, William David Choate Sr. and Robin Lynn Choate Brewer; one brother and two sisters. Irene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Livingston. Irene loved her family very much. A celebration of Irene's life was held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Clifton Labbe, S.V.D, officiating. Graveside services were held on Saturday afternoon at Forest Lawndale Cemetery in Houston. Pallbearers were John Trojanowski, Lynn Anderson, Richard Anderson, Joe Lee Trojanowski, Jimmy Trojanowski and Ronnie Anderson. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

PEARSON
LIVINGSTON – Maudine Susan Pearson, 81, of Onalaska died on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her residence. Susan was born on July 18, 1932 in Mt. Hermon, La., to Ed Watson and Minnie Prinnes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Pearson. She is survived by one sister, Myrtle Miller of Mt. Hermon, La. Susan was known as a very kind person, with a fun sense of humor. She loved gardening and was always planting shrubs and flowers at home. Susan's greatest love, though, was serving her heavenly father, Jehovah God. Susan, after much study of the Bible, became one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1989. She felt that she had finally found the answers to life's big questions, such as: What is the meaning of life? Is God to blame for our suffering? What happens when you die? When Susan felt she had learned the answers to such questions, she was motivated to share her new-found faith with others. She recognized the need to be obedient to Jesus's command to "go therefore, and make disciples, teaching them about the good news of God's kingdom." For decades, Susan shared faithfully in the door-to-door ministry of Jehovah's Witnesses, finding joy in teaching others about the wonderful future Jehovah God holds out for obedient mankind. Susan was associated with the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

WITHERS
AMARILLO -- Funeral services for Blanche Mae Withers, 75, of LeFors were held on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Livingston, with her son, the Rev. Rickey Withers; her grandson, the Rev. Nick Withers and family friend, the Rev. John Moye officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery in Goodrich. Mrs. Withers died on July 30, 2014. She was born on Oct. 1, 1938 in Campti, La., to Walter and Ruby (Plunkett) Woods. She married Henry Withers Jr. on Oct. 29, 1951. Blanche loved caring for others. She worked in nursing for many years, but her true passion was family. Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son, Jerry Withers. Survivors include her son, Bruce Withers and wife Ruth of Lefors; daughter-in-law, Kathy Withers of Huntsville; son, Mike Withers and wife DeAnna of Trinity; daughter, Diana Jackson and husband Russell of Amarillo; son, Rickey Withers and wife Shaunita of Livingston; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and sister, Helen Elledge of Coushatta, La. The family suggests memorials be made to Wounded Warriors of America at woundedwarriorproject.org/donate. Cox Funeral Home in Amarillo and Cochran Funeral Home in Liv-ingston were in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coxfuneralhomeamarillo.com.

BEARD
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Herman Ray Beard, 76, of Houston will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014, in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett, with Pastor Richard Boyd officiating. Mr. Beard was born Aug. 15, 1937 in Huntsville, Ala. and died on July 28, 2014 in Houston. He was known as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was also known as a well-renowned gunsmith; when not constructing the beauty of his guns, he found joy in shooting and hunting with his family and friends. Most people knew Herman as an avid hunter either by the stories they were told or they were present to live the exotic lifestyle. As for his family, they not only knew him for his fascination with guns, but mainly knew him for his kind-hearted ways and his ability to turn any situation from bad to good. As a grandfather, he was looked up to as a role model to all bearing the gifts of (fantasized Hershey bars, donuts and Klondike bars), great knowledge and passing down his fascination with guns so that the tradition may live on. He is preceded in death by his father, Herman I. Beard; mother, Doris L. Burton-Beard and sister, Barbara Ann Vidal. Herman is survived by his wife, Jonel Pierce Beard; brother, Jerry W. Beard and wife Doris; sister, Lynda Callaway and husband Sonny; children, Terri, Lance, Ja-son, Trudy, Lisa and Paul Sr.; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren with one on the way; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Lance Beard, Blake Beard, Jason Beard, Austin Beard, Corey Bittick, David Bittick, Paul Thompson Sr., Paul Thompson Jr., Patrick Thompson and Nicholas Thompson. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

STEWART
ONALASKA -- Memorial services for Joseph "Joey" Tyler Stewart, 24, of Onalaska were held on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Joey was born Jan. 23, 1990 in Houston and died on July 26, 2014 in Livingston. He worked as a glass glazer for Texas Auto Glass. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Joseph Howard Stewart Jr. and great-grandfathers, J.T. Criddle and Charles Jenkins. He is survived by his mother, Glenda Hardin and husband John Wesley Hardin of Onalaska; daughter, Sammie LeeAnn Stewart of Tarkington; fianceé, Kayla Marie Sarvaunt of Onalaska; brother, Chase Ryan Hardin of Onalaska; grandparents, Eddie Manker Criddle and Clarenda Adkins, Laura Stewart and Connie Denman Hardin; great-grandparents, Shirley Jean Chastain, Imagene and Wayne Stewart and Glen and Ruth Logsdon; great-great-grandparent, Eleanora Chastain; cousins, Justin Lee Criddle, Nick Cunningham, Makaylah Cunningham and Ashley Smith; and numerous other cousins, relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers were Corey Barnes, Justin Criddle, Nick Cunningham, Makaylah Cunningham and Ashley Smith. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

POLITE
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Bernice Poncho Polite, 89, of Livingston were held on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery in Livingston. Bernice was born June 7, 1925 in Livingston, to Mike Poncho and Ida (Johnson) Poncho, and died on July 27, 2014 in Livingston. Bernice was also known as Ah'po and Ah'po Chuba to her family. She was a very proud mother and grandmother and a member of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe. There are 12 clans of the tribe and she belonged to the Bear Clan. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was an influence to them all with her sense of humor, and personal stories and quotes she loved to tell. Before her retirement, she was employed for many years with the Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Enterprise in various locations in the complex or museum and on tours. She was one of the best frybread makers in the "Indian Village" and always gave an extra piece of frybread. Another job was one she enjoyed the most, which was becoming a pottery maker at the pottery plant. Before finishing her employment days, she worked alongside with the Ah'pos, creating handmade quilts. After a hard day of work, she enjoyed many things such as collecting small trinkets, dolls, and baskets. She also loved gardening, beading, quilting, and cooking and often made sof-key at home. She always worked in and out of her home as there was always something to do. She managed to do all this before retirement and upon retirement she would enjoy her favorite rocking chair for hours or sitting on her porch before bedtime. Family members say she touched not only her family but many other people in her life with her kindness. Although she was tiny, she gave everyone an amazing amount of courage and hope and reminded us all of the preciousness of life. She spent her life doing things for her family and was always there for her children during their years of growing up. They praise her lifelong dedication to them which only increased when her grand-children arrived, and she did many things for them as well. She is preceded in death by her parents; companion, Roscoe D. Stafford; sisters, Ruby Thompson and Wilma Williams; sons, Frank Paul Polite and Ervin "Mussie" Polite; grandchildren, Gervin Polite and Frank Charles Polite and great-grandchildren, LaSonna Williams, LaDonna Williams and Priscilla Polite. She is survived by her sons, Baxter Polite and Ardie Polite and Maxine, all of Livingston; daughter, Laberta Williams of Livingston; the AH-POs, Doris B. and Kathleen B.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Daniel Williams, Armand Polite, Brandon Polite, Delvin Polite, Nathan Williams and Lendrick Polite. Honorary pallbearers were Brad Bullock, Clay Polite, Ashton Polite, Cedric Polite, Lonnie Willaims and Curtis Williams. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MCNIEL
LIVINGSTON -- Glen McNiel died on Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, following an impressive stroke survival journey of almost 20 years. Glen's legacy for his wife Carlene, his two daughters, his seven grandchildren, his 13 great-grandchildren, his two stepchildren and his many friends, is one of facing adversity without complaint and awaking each morning with a positive attitude and a hot cup of coffee. As the slow progression of muscle weakness took its toll, his fishing adventures evolved into fishing stories that were filled with the same exuberance. Instead of a motorized scooter, he chose a riding lawn mower so he could continue a productive lifestyle. His love of people and desire to help made him a positive force for the Outlaw Ridge subdivision. Family and friends say he never quit, he never complained, he never attended a pity party. He left the following legacy: It's not what happens to you in life that matters; it is what you do with what happens to you that matters. Glen was born on June 5, 1943, the youngest of seven children born to Artie and Jimmie McNiel of Moody. Glen will return to Moody and join the family that has preceded him in the McNiel plot in the Moody cemetery. Glen's brother, Benny McNiel; his daughters, Brenda Shepherd and Tammy Ingraham of Gatesville and his stepchildren, Lisa Harvey and Robby Davis will carry on his lega-cy. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BLANKENSHIP
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Luella "Joyce" Blankenship of Livingston were held on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Onalaska United Pentecostal Church, with Michael Richter, David Kearney and Joshua Cathey officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery, Livingston. Mrs. Blankenhip was born on Oct. 5, 1938 in Borger, the daughter of Bill and Lois Alexander, and died on July 29, 2014 in Liberty. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Randall Blankenship and son-in-law, Billy Richter. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Marie Cathey; daughter, Debbra Richter; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Donnie Blankenship; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Rita Blankenship; son, James Blankenship; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tommy Blanks, Micah Cathey, James Blankenship, James Snook, Dustin Richter and William Richter. Honorary pallbearers were Tyler Blankenship and Zachary Vinklarek. Claire Brothers Funeral Home, Houston, was in charge of arrangements.

FULTS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lillian Faith Fults, age 2, of Livingston were held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Dennis Maddox officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Lillian was born March 28, 2012 in The Woodlands, to Timothy Harmon Fults Jr. and Jessica (Self) Fults, and died on July 23, 2014 in Livingston. Family members say Lillian was a precious little girl and a blessing to all her family. She is preceded in death by her father, Timothy Fults Jr.; great-grandmother, Lois Molina; great-grandparents, Dora and Gene Pierce; great-grandfather, Royce Self; great-grandmother, Julia Fults Henley; great-grandfather, David L. Simons and great-grandfather, Harmon Fults. She is survived by her mother, Jessica Self Fults of Livingston; sisters, Maci Fults and Braelee Dubose, both of Livingston; brothers, Jacob Watson and Cameron Watson, both of Livingston; grandparents, Robert and Bobbie Self of Pasadena, Tim and Dina Fults Sr. of Livingston, Robert and Cissie Jordan of Onalaska and Darrell and Darlene Kerr of Livingston; great-grandmother, Juanita Tolar of Livingston; great-grandparents, Johnnie and Nonnie Molina of Livingston; special friends of the family, Robert and April Dennis; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Robert Dennis, David Simons, Mitchell Watson Jr., Robert Self Jr. and Jason Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Haggard, Mitchell Watson Sr., Donny Fults, Chris Gaston, Brett Williams, D.J. Simons and John Molina. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CAREY
LIVINGSTON -- Jackie Lee Carey Sr., born on March 31, 1945 in Fountain, Ind., to Melvin Wayne Carey and Anna Melissa Souls Carey, died on July 26, 2014 at the age of 69. Survivors include his son, Jackie Lee Carey Jr.; daughter, Saturday McCauley and husband Robert; brother, Fred Carey and wife Debra; sisters, Minnie Kingston and husband Jimmy and Sharon Holly; grandchildren, Caleb Perry, Dillon Hoover, Stormy Hoover, Seth Hoover, River Carey, Reagan Carey, Reece Carey, Skylar Carey and Lillee Carey; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Jackie is preceded in death by both parents; brothers, Cecil Carey, Virgil Carey, Charles Carey, Donald Carey, Ernest Carey and Baron Carey and sister, Karen Kincannon. Jackie was a veteran of the United States Army, having served five campaigns during the Vietnam conflict. He was a truck driver for many years. Jackie was very active and enjoyed life very much. Friends were very important to him and he was a great friend to have. Friends called him "Cowboy" and grandkids called him "Cowboy Grandpaw." Jackie will lay at rest in the Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

POLITE
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Bernice Poncho Polite, 89, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery in Livingston. Bernice was born June 7, 1925 in Livingston, to Mike Poncho and Ida (Johnson) Poncho, and died July 27, 2014 in Livingston. She had worked as a crafter for the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe of Texas. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

FERGUSON
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Tony Max Ferguson were held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Loop 287 Church of Christ in Lufkin, with Preacher Chris Eppler officiating. Interment followed in Stryker Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Ferguson was born June 30, 1957, in Greenville, S.C., to Jim and Bonnie Ferguson, and died on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his residence in Moscow, surrounded by his loving family, after a short but valiant battle with cancer. Tony was known for his big smile and cheerful disposition. His laugh was known by many and, more than once, people said they knew Tony was around because they could hear him laughing before they saw him. He loved to help others and was always willing to teach anyone a skill when they showed interest in what he was doing. Tony loved working with his hands and collecting the tools needed for whatever job he was working on. Supervising his wife and children was always a favorite pastime as they completed projects around the house and for others. His love for speed and thrill rides is well known. Tony was an avid rollercoaster fan, motorcycle rider and skydiver. Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Ann; son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Melinda Ferguson; son and fianceé, Jared Ferguson and Nikki James; daughters and sons-in-law, Nicole Eddins and husband Mike and Jessica Lisenbe and husband Jonathan; grandchildren, Abigail, Bradley and Cason; brothers, Bill, Wayne, David, Troy and Derral Ferguson and father-in-law, Guy Bacon. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dwight Ferguson and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Ba-con. Pallbearers were Charlie Hodge, Bernard Ware, Bill Maddox, David Coker, Joel Gardner and Edgar Damien. Honorary pallbearers were Chad Stewart, Sydney Gardner, Jerry Briscoe, John Briscoe, Aaron DuVall and Scott Cayton. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences and sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net.

MCPIKE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Leo Daniel McPike, 76, of Livingston were held Monday, July 28, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. McPike was born July 20, 1938 in Livingston, to Oliver Carl McPike and Lolar Maud (Burch) McPike, and died July 25, 2014 in Livingston. Mr. McPike was a cement truck driver. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pauline (Brown) McPike; brother, Oliver McPike and sisters, Helen Loftin, Mary Ann Sullivan and Neda Boaen Tucker. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Estela McPike of Livingston and Gary Lloyd and Sharon McPike of Groveton; grandchildren, Anthony McPike, Brandy Reese, Jordan McPike and Kyndall McPike; great-grandchildren, Zane Reese and Zander Reese; brothers, Billy Gene McPike and Charles Wells, both of Livingston; sister, Mary Jane Martin of Livingston; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Dustin Wells, Tom Riley, Johnny Boy Riley, Milo Winters, Christian Schanmier, David Allen Boaen, Scooter Beason, Kip Blanton, John Sanders, Shannon Sullivan and Mike Hodge. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

JARBOE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Peggy Jean Grayson Jarboe, 75, of Shepherd were held Monday, July 28, 2014, in the First Baptist Church in Shepherd, with the Rev. Larry Dean officiating. Interment followed in Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd. Mrs. Jarboe was born May 28, 1939 in New Willard, to M.E. "John" Grayson and Gladys (Brookshire) Grayson, and died on July 24, 2014 in Shepherd. She worked as a CNA in the medical industry. She was saved at the age of 9 years old at a Baptist church in Cleveland. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Shepherd, where she was the church clerk for over 30 years. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Judson "Jud" Doc Jarboe Sr. of Shepherd; sons and daughters-in-law, Judson "J.D." Doc Jarboe Jr. and Shelia of Cleveland and Derek Grayson Jarboe and Carol of Tarkington; daughter and son-in-law, Tamara Renae Jarboe Moore and Mark of Shepherd; grandchildren, Autumn Moore, Lucas Moore and Jennifer, Ansley Moore, Arissa Enloe and John, April Singleton and Jason, Stephen Jarboe, Whitney Casper and Brandon, Emily Adams and Dustin, Brandon Sanford, Courtney Alcantara and Tony and Tyler Jarboe; 25 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Lucas Moore, John Enloe, Tyler Jarboe, Kiethon Johnson, Stephen Jarboe, Dustin Adams, Brandon Sanford, Tony Alcantara, Brandon Casper and Jason Singleton. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

EMMONS
LIVINGSTON -- Franklin Deek Emmons was born to Ola Faye Simpson Emmons and Franklin Delanie Emmons on Saturday morning, April 18, 1953. He died at his home with family, friends and his dog at his side on July 27, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Connie Archer Emmons; his stepchildren; Thomas Faires and his wife Pam Price of Livingston, Lisa Faires of Chicago, Ill. and Jennifer Faires of Texas City and step-grandchildren, Melody Faires, Seth Wallin, Shawn Williams and Shannon Odem. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ola Faye Maze of Livingston; his father, Franklin Delanie Emmons of East Brewton, Ala. and his grandparents, Ruby Simpson Parrish and W.Q. (Horsey) Parrish. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug 1, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with interment to fol-low in Center Grove Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Taylor, Tommy Faires, Hank Keller and Jamie Murphy. Deek attended school in Livingston from grades one through five, after which he moved in with his grandparents and at-tended school in Leggett until he graduated as salutatorian of his class in 1971. He worked as a land surveyor which later evolved into seismic surveying. He was good with numbers. He could do math "in his head" long after the rest of us had forgotten how. He did things right the first time, he read directions and he never forgot anyone's name. There was no grey in his world, only black and white. It was either right or it was wrong. His favorite person (other than his wife) was his dog, Alice Cooper. Deek Emmons was known as a fine man, a passionate man, who worked hard and played hard. He loved to play drums, ride motorcycles and to watch the Houston Texans play football. His favorite band was Chicago with Alice Cooper coming in at a close second. Family and friends say he loved to torture his wife with a Frank Zappa tune whenever possible, an occasional Jack and Coke was his idea of heaven and that you never had to guess what Deek was thinking; he would glad-ly tell you what was on his mind. The friends he had when he was young were still his friends the day he died. Deek was known as someone who never met a stranger; he could hold a conversation with anyone about anything all the while making you feel like you were the most important person in the room. His ability to find humor in ordinary things kept him going through his cancer treatment. He sometimes stole a line from Leslie Neilson in the movie "Airplane" when he said, "I don't say funny things, I say things funny." When notifying one of his friends that he was about to go on hospice, he texted "The Magic Eight Ball says, 'It doesn't look good.' I'm going on hospice." Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CUDE
CONROE -- A celebration of life service for Jeanell Cude, 61, of Conroe will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Mt. Calvary Church in Conroe. Jeanell was born on Feb. 23, 1953 in Livingston and died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 26, 2014 at her residence in Conroe. Jeanell was born and raised in Livingston. She was a realtor in Livingston for many years before moving with her family to Conroe in the late eighties. She continued working as a realtor in Conroe, but more recently did landman consulting for several oil and gas companies in the Conroe and Houston areas. Jeanell was known as a loving, kind mother, sister, grandmother and dear friend, who was generous and had an amazing sense of humor and zest for life. She was preceded in death by parents, Ed and Oma Grace Collins of Livingston. She is survived by her daughters, Britney Truax and husband Chris, Alana Vineyard and Chelsee Wojtaszczyk and husband Andy; her brother, Bobby Collins; eight grandchildren and many other caring family and friends. Conroe Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

COOK
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Bobbie Jean Cook, 78, of Livingston were held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston, with Bishop Tom Crockett officiating. A memorial service was held later in the day at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Livingston Ward), Livingston. Bobbie was born on Dec. 4, 1935 in Chatfield and died on July 16, 2014 in Houston. She worked as a librarian for many years. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Callie (Cleveland) Ray and daughter, Rebecca Cook. She is survived by her husband, Gary Johnson; daughters, Laurel Lund, Sarah Cook and Susan Guest; brother, Kenneth Ray; sister, Nita Wineberry; four grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

DUNN
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Adrian L. Dunn, 56, of Livingston will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Kenneth Darden officiating. Interment will follow in Greenfield Cemetery in Livingston. Viewing will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Charles Mortuary. Mr. Dunn was born on Feb. 4, 1958 in Livingston and died on July 21, 2014 in the Livingston hospital. He attended public school in Livingston, graduating from Livingston High School. He was retired from Polk County Publishing Co. and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Georgia Wills Dunn, whom he married on June 17, 1999 in the Polk County Courthouse; seven brothers, Andrew (Carol) Dunn of Houston, Jeffrey Dunn, the Rev. James Dunn and Martin Dunn, all of Livingston, Samuel Dunn of Temecula, Calif., Eddie Ray Dunn of Amarillo and Phillip (Shebia) Dunn of Katy; three sisters, Sylvia Dunn-Johnson and Jessica (Ricky) Guilbeau, both of Houston, and Jennifer (B.C.) Harrell of Livingston; aunts, Bennie Ruth Douglas of Lufkin and Evalina Jordan of Dallas; great-uncle, Herman Caleb of Houston; aunt-in-law, Lorine Dirden of Livingston; brothers-in-law, Arlee (Rose) Wills and Aruthur Wills, both of Livingston, and Wendell (Kryschell) Wills of Coldspring; sisters-in-law, Alice (Anthony) Walker, Lola Wills and Rhonda Wills, all of Livingston and Carolyn Sweats and Lorraine Wills, both of Lufkin and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Adrian was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew James Dunn Sr. and Bettye Gordon-Dunn; sister, Jacqueline Ladelle Dunn; brother, Gordon Dunn, niece, Alexiss Justine Dunn, father-in-law and mother-in-law, E.D. Harry Wills Jr. and Everine Grant Wills; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Nell Wills Robinson and Evelyn Joyce Dogins-Perkins and brother-in-law, Joe Cliff Wyatt. Active pallbearers will be James Dunn, Jeffrey Dunn, B.C. Harrell Sr., Wendell Wills, G.C. Perkins, Martin Dunn, Andrew Dunn, Phillip Dunn and Velton Price Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin Holley, Michael Dunn, Patrick Dunn, Arlee Wills, Shane Wills, Claude Colston, Terry Allison, Paul Holley and the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Senior Usher Ministry and Mission Ministry. Charles Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

BASS
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Dianne Bass, 69, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Bryan Dickens officiating. Interment will follow in Midway Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, July 21, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. A full obituary will be published at a later date.

TREJO
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Maria Trejo, 81, of Corrigan will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, in St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Corrigan, with the Rev. Clifton Labbe, S.V.D., officiating. Interment will follow in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with the rosary at 6 p.m. Maria Monserrat Tarango Trejo died on Monday, July 21, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her family. Maria was born Oct. 10, 1932 in Satevo, Chihuahua, Mexico, to the late Isabela Rivera and Crisostomo Tarango. She resided in Corrigan for the past 10 years. Mrs. Trejo attended San Martin Catholic Church and was a homemaker. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Maria and Pedro Nava of Corrigan, Maria Guadalupe Trejo and Gerardo Juarez of Vero Beach, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jesus and Filoeina Rubalcava of Chihuahua, Mexico, Santos and Guadalupe Trejo of Chichuahua, Mexico, Fransisco & Paty Trejo of D.F., Mexico, Javier Trejo of Livingston, Miguel Angel and Luz Elva Trejo of Hearne, Sergio and Margarita Trejo of Franklin, Crisostomo and Martha Trejo of Corrigan and Eduardo and Araceli Trejo of Hobbs, N.M.; sisters, Emilia and Paula Tarango of Chihuahua, Mexico; brother, Manuel Tarango of Pecos; 32 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends Mrs. Trejo is preceded in death by her husband, Santos Trejo; son, Pedro Trejo; daughter, Isabel Trejo; sister, Magdalena Tarango and brothers, Guadalupe, Jose and Crisostomo Tarango. Pallbearers are Crisostomo Trejo, Miguel Angel Trejo, Eduardo Trejo, Sergio Trejo, Santos Trejo and Javier Trejo. Honorary pallbe-aers are Pedro Nava, Rodolfo Nava, Crisostomo Nava and Miguel Gallegos.

HOLBERT
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Ruby G. Holbert, 81, of Houston were held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Ralph Steven Clements Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Ruby was born on March 23, 1933 in Lamar County and died on July 3, 2014 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Bithe (Tate) Helms and siblings, Mary Wilkerson, Marie Melton, Walter B. Helms, James Helms, Verdell Helms, Elmer Helms and Eugene Helms. She is survived by her husband, Martin Luther Holbert of Houston; children, Velma Ann Holbert of Livingston, Doris Jean Clements of Livingston, Gladys May Holbert of Shepherd, Barbara Gail Clements and husband Ralph Steven Clements Sr. of Shepherd, Nora Sue Holbert of Houston, Mary Christine Holbert of Houston, Luther James Holbert of Houston, Jeanette Ann Perkey and husband Leonard Wayne Perky of Livingston, Kenneth Martin Holbert and wife Joycelyn of Deer Park and Ronnie Lee Holbert of Houston; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, R.C. Helms and Delbert Helms; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Billy Clements, Bobby Clements, David Perkey, Christopher Perkey, Jonathan Perkey and Robert Williams III. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

VEST
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Danny Lee Vest, 67, of Livingston were held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Military honors were provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Interment fol-lowed in Fairview Cemetery in Nacogdoches. Mr. Vest died on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Conroe. He was born on June 9, 1947 in Nacogdoches, the son of James Addison Vest and Marjorie Irene Brown Vest. He was a 1965 graduate of Slocum High School and briefly attended Stephen F. Austin State University before enlisting in the United States Air Force. He served his nation for more than 20 years until his retirement, with the rank of chief master sergeant. His retirement was filled with spoiling his daughter and even more so, his grandchildren. Danny was also known as one of the most prolific bass fishermen around, who could always be found on the lake chasing after the prize bass. Mr. Vest is survived by his daughter, Sharon Denese Vest Patterson and her husband Zach of Livingston; grandchildren, Corbin Lee Patterson and Krislyn Denese Patterson, both of Livingston; brother, James Corley Vest and his wife Karen of Nacogdoches; sister, Carolyn Cedillos and her husband Manuel of Livingston; nephew, William "Casey" Sheley Warnock II and his wife Helen of Livingston; nieces, Lydia Renee Vest of Nacogdoches, Stephanie Lyn Cavazos and her husband David of Albuquerque, N.M., Leah Regina Vest of Nacogdoches, Amanda Elizabeth Cedillos-Hood and her husband Ricky of Willow Park and Amber Hope Cedillos of Dallas; a host of other extended family members and close friends. Mr. Vest was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marjorie Vest and a brother, Clyde Wayne Vest. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Fairview Cemetery Association. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

YANCEY
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Lawana Yancey, 73, of Katy were held on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Oak Shade Cemetery in Cleveland. Mrs. Yancey was born on March 30, 1941 in Pine Hill and died on July 2, 2014 in Katy. She worked as a dispatcher for Harris County for many years. She was a proud grandmother and mother, who had a great love and dedication to her family and a strong will for life. She is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Yancey; parents, Jimmy Lee Hillin and Marjorie (Bosworth) Hillin; brother, G.W. Hillin and sister, Jimmy Sue Hillin. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Yancey and Tina of Splendora; daughter, Kay Yancey of Splendora; grandchildren, Kayla Skinner and David of San Antonio, Dallas Drummond of Splendora and Brooke Hilton of LaPorte; nephew, Hayden Villyard of Splendora; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

COX
LIVINGSTON -- Wayne Craig Cox, 83, of Goodrich was born on Feb. 17, 1931 in Phoenix, Ariz. and died on July 3, 2014 in Goodrich. He is preceded in death by his wife, Henriette Adolphine Cox, whom he married on Dec. 17, 1957 in Herstal, Belgium; parents, James and Cleo (Morrison) Cox and numerous siblings. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Joe Weldon Cox and Dawn of Goodrich; two grandchildren, Dustin Shane Cox and Hunter Garrett Lewis, both of Goodrich; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MYERS
LIVINGSTON -- Ronald Everett Myers, 70, of Livingston died on July 2, 2014 in Livingston. He was born on June 13, 1944 in Hortonville, Ind., to Lawrence and Bonelda (Reed) Myers. He is survived by his wife, Lois Myers of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Donald Myers and Tammy of Sanford, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi Stallings and Russell of New Caney; grandchildren, Kendal Sullivan, Chas Myers, Lori Stallings, Jonathon Stallings and Makayla Stallings; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LUTHI
CLEVELAND -- Eddie Dean Luthi Sr., 55, of Livingston died Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He was born on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1958, in San Jose, Calif., to Edward William and Verda Joy (Price) Luthi. Eddie Dean was preceded in death by his father; daughter, Hope Cobb and brother, Floyd Tackel. Survivors include his loving wife, Nancy Luthi of Livingston; daughters, Kimberly Coyle and husband Roland of Livingston and Michelle Williams and husband Andre of Beaumont; sons, Michael Luthi of Waco and Edward Dean Luthi Jr. of Beaumont; daughter, Karla Womack of Beaumont; mother, Verda Joy Luthi of LaPorte; two brothers, John Leslie Tackel and wife Patti of Mount Vernon, Ark. and Kenny Luthi and wife Faith of Baytown; three sisters, Kat Womack and husband Randy of LaPorte, Esther Wilkie of Cleveland and Darlene Porter and husband Ron of Huntsville; 10 grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and treasured friends. Funeral services were held on July 4 in Fellowship in the Pines Church in Ace. Interment followed in Ace Cemetery. Pastor Roland Coyle officiated. Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

HOLT
LIVINGSTON -- Colleen Briley Holt, beloved mother, grandmother, and aunt, died peacefully in her Huntsville home on July 1, 2014 at the age of 63. A private family memorial will be held to celebrate her life. Colleen was born on April 20, 1951 in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Carl and Margaret (Rains) Briley. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Courtney Frolick and Chris of Spring; granddaughter, Olivia Frolick of Spring; brother, Michael Briley of Susan of Pearl, Miss.; nieces, Lisa Briley and Kayla Briley, both of Pearl, Miss.; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is handling arrangements; cochranfh.com.

STEIN
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Hazel Fay Stein, 75, of Conroe were held on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Wayne Landrum officiating. Interment followed in Massey Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Stein was born on Feb. 21, 1939 in Houston and died on July 2, 2014 in Conroe. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lubie and Julia (Willis) Warren; husband, William Stein; son, Gary Stein and sisters, Bobbie Onken and Shirley Nugent. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert William Stein and Nancy of Rye; daughter, Julia Stein and Robert Casselberry of Conroe; grandchildren, Robert Stein Jr. and Jessica, James Stein and Angel, Amy Stein Okenyo, Tonya Parker and Elhadji Ndaiye, Charity Lister and Chris, Alisha Robbins and Richard McClain and Shyane Stein; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Ivy Arm-strong of Nacogdoches, Beth Spencer of Missouri and Martha Warren of Missouri; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Robert Stein, James Stein, Elhadji Ndaiye, Chris Lister, Richard McClain and Robert Casselberry. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WILLIAMS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Mary Louise Williams, 55, of Livingston were held on Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Indian Village Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. David Busby officiating. Interment followed in the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery. Mary was born on May 28, 1959 in Woodville and died on July 1, 2014 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward Ray Williams Sr. and Mabel (Alec) Williams; sister, Annise Wise and brothers, Glendale Williams, Edward Ray Williams Jr. and Alvin Alec. She is survived by her daughter, Cherolyn Thompson of the reservation; son, Jeremiah Thompson of the reservation; family friend, Eleazar Duran of Livingston; grandchildren, Christian Thompson of the reservation, Phillip Thompson of the reservation, Alexis Lee of Woodville, Coryn Thompson of the reservation and Tahwnee Williams of the reservation; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Obrey Alec, Maynard Williams, Duane Alec, Mark Alec, Jed Thompson, Logan Alec, Brandon Williams, Leonard Williams and Neal Thompson. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

NASH
CORRIGAN -- Margaret Nash, 83, of Onalaska died on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Conroe. She was born on March 19, 1931 in Corrigan, the daughter of William and Thelma Goynes. Funeral services for Mrs. Nash were held on Monday, July 7, in the chapel of Corrigan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Royce Pennington officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Margaret was raised in the Corrigan and Carmona community. She married the love of her life, James Otis Nash Jr., on Dec. 24, 1948 in Corrigan. Many wonderful years were spent together. Margaret loved one of God's most beautiful things, flowers. She owned and operated Margaret's Flower Shop in Corrigan for many, many years. She also loved the outdoors. Taking family camping trips, hunting and fishing, made family time important to her. After her Lord, her family came first. She spoiled her grandchildren and even got the joy of great-grandchildren. A servant of Christ, she was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Corrigan. She had a love for angels and they decorated her home. She especially enjoyed the work of her hands in the crocheted items she would make and give to her family and friends. Margaret is survived by her son, Tommy Nash and his wife Donna of New Waverly; grandchildren: Sharon Grimes and her husband Bobby of Kyle, Justin Nash and his wife Mandy of Huntsville, Krissi Trantham of New Waverly, Crystal Beadles and her husband Mike of Huntsville, David Broaddus Jr. and his wife Aubra of Huntington and Michele Lightsey of Corrigan; son-in-law: David Broaddus Sr.; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other extended family and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Otis Nash Jr., her daughter, Sandra Broaddus and by her infant brother. Pallbearers included Bobby Grimes, James Nash, Seth Broaddus, David Broaddus Sr., David Broaddus Jr. and Justin Nash. Honorary pallbearers included Justin Ray Grimes and Lucas Ray Trantham. In memory of Margaret, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. To convey condolences or to sign an online register, visit corriganfh.net.

MONROE
CORRIGAN -- William Monroe III was born Aug. 29, 1940 in Clarksville, Tenn., to William T. Monroe II and Marian Zimer Monroe, and died on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Lufkin Memorial Hospital, Lufkin, surrounded by his loving family. William grew in in Clarksville, Tenn. and later moved to Houston. He met the love of his life in Orange County, Santa Anna, Calif. at El Torro Marine Corps Base and they were married on June 11, 1959. Mr. Monroe served his country in the United States Marine Corps as Marine lance corporal. He earned the good conduct medal and the sharp shooter medal. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking care of his goats, fruit trees and, most of all he loved to spend time with his family. William was especially known as Butch "Papa Smurf." He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree in Livingston. William is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Woodine; son, William T. Monroe IV of Moscow; daughter, Deanna McCarty and husband Stanley of Moscow; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Loretta Bonin of Pearland; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. A private memorial service will be planned at a later date. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.To send condolences and to sign the online guestbook go to, corriganfh.net.

WILLIS
GROVETON -- Clarice Ramona Willis, 86, of Onalaska, formerly of Groveton, was born Jan. 31, 1928 and died on July 7, 2014 at the Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, in the Cartwright Memorial Chapel of Groveton Funeral Home, with Bro. Lester McAdams officiating. Burial will follow in Bennett Cemetery in Groveton. Pallbearers are Tim Etie, Kirk Schellhase, Michael Holland, Gary Ables, Mark Ables and James Ables. Honorary pallbearers are Jeremy Varnado and Michael Mul-lins. Mrs. Willis was a faithful member of Groveton Oaklawn Baptist Church growing up and it was there where she received her baptismal. She was a graduate of Groveton High School and went on to learn the trades of being a beautician. She never chose to work because she felt her occu-pation was to be a homemaker and to take care of her husband and children. She was married to her husband George for 69 years. Since George traveled for his job, they lived in Houston for several years and it was there that they raised their family. Upon retirement, they moved to Lake Livingston and became members of the First Baptist Church in Onalaska. She loved gardening, cooking and traveling. She also had a passion for helping children and enjoyed working with them through her church group as well as the Onalaska Lioness Club. Mrs. Willis was a charter member of the Greater Onalaska Lioness Club. She was known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Mrs. Willis is preceded in death by her parents, Ester Mae Ray Powell and Cleaver "Buck" Powell; brother, Earl C. Powell and a sister, Mavis Aucoin. She is survived by her husband, George Willis of Onalaska; daughter, La Nell Holland of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Mary E. "Beth" Schellhase and Danny Schellhase of Fort Wayne, Ind.; grandchildren, Tim Etie, Kirk Schellhase, Michael Holland, Kimberly Varnado and April Mullins; 17 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothea Ables and Robert Ables of Groveton and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 West Frank Avenue, Lufkin, TX 75904, 1-800-324-8557 and hospiceinthepines.org or to the Oaklawn Baptist Church, P.O. Box 893, Groveton, TX 75845. Groveton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To share memories with the family and sign the online guestbook, go to grovetonfuneralhome.com.

DRY
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for James Allen Dry, 46, of Livingston was held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Liv-ingston, with Bro. Bert Hill officiating. Mr. Dry was born May 17, 1968 in Baton Rouge, La., to Elton Dry and Donna (Leonard) Dry, and died on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Livingston. Mr. Dry was a commercial fisherman. He loved his dogs and fishing and would buy a boat before buying a car. He is survived by his wife, Pam Dry of Livingston; parents, Elton and Donna Dry of Sargent; daughters, Jessica Dry of Houston, Jamie Dry of Laramie, Wyo., Julia Dry of Waco, Allison Dry of Livingston and Ariel Dry of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Leanne Dry of Houston; sister, Christine Mamerow of Houston; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Janet Dry of Katy; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Karri Dry of Conroe; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Kathryn Wall of Watertown, Tenn.; 16 nieces and nephews; stepson and wife, Joey and Alicia Soto of Dickinson; grandmother, Margie Leonard of Baton Rouge, La. and numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a Scholarship Fund Savings Account for James Dry's daughters. You may go to any bank and send donations to Bank of America at this account information: Title on Acct: Michael B. Dry (guardian of Allison and Ariel), Account Number: 5860 3490 1796, ACH Routing Number: 111000025. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MCSWAIN
LIVINGSTON -- Mitchell Dean McSwain, 55, beloved husband, father, son, brother, "Papa Mitch" and uncle, of Livingston died on July 5, 2014. Born in Houston, he attended schools in North Shore on the east side of Houston and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1982 with a degree in business administration. He later served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman and worked at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Pensacola. Mitch was employed with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the past 18 years and was senior field foreman at the Woodville, Texas location at the time of his death. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved riding his Harley. Survivors include his devoted wife, Mary Wooldridge McSwain; sons, Matthew McSwain of Fort Worth, Ryan Wallander and wife Brandy of Wichita Falls, Andrew Wallander and wife Emily of Wichita Falls and Buck Wallander of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter, Erin Vierus and husband Nicholas of Conroe; parents, Rex and Veronica McSwain of Austonio; brothers, Rex Jr. and wife Janeen of Montgomery and Justin and wife Cathy of Austonio; and other family, friends and co-workers, whose visits in his last weeks meant the world to him. Family members say Mitch will be remembered for his great sense of humor, concern for others, faith in God, and love of family. Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston. A celebration of Mitch's life will start at 10 a.m., with Bro. Rex McSwain Jr. officiating. Pallbearers will be Matthew McSwain, Tom Sawyer, Mark Tumbleson, Ryan Wallander, Buck Wallander and Andrew Wallander. Honorary pallbearers are Justin McSwain, David Hinson, Nicholas Vierus and Sam Stevens. A graveside service will be held at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, with military honors. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Embracing Hospice of Livingston at EHTexas.com or M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at mdanderson.org. To sign the online guestbook, please go to www.pacefuneral.com.

HOPE
LIVINGSTON -- Treaston Scott Hope, born on July 5, 2014 in Livingston, to Daniel James Hope and Kaylyne Sue Burnett, died on July 5, 2014. Survivors include his parents; grandparents, Dean and Mary Brewster, Kevin Burnett and Kimberly Burnett and step-grandfather, Kenneth Graber; uncles, Scott and wife Amber Burnett, Tony Burnett, Chuckie Beatty, Mike Draves and Chris Bass; great-grandmothers, Carol Wasmuth and Henrietta Odom; cousins, Annie Kate Harold, Raeleigh Sue Burnett, Cason Anthony Burnett and Kinslynn Alexis Burnett; great-aunts, Maryanne Walters, Shelly Brooks, Kelly Wasmuth and Tearesa Walters; great-uncles, Richard Walters and wife Tangie, James Walters and wife Brooke, Mark, Matt, Jeff, Benjamin, Jake and Luke Burnett; great-cousin, Jordan Winter and numerous other rela-tives and family friends. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

SHARP
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Barbara Jean Sharp, 80, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, just prior to service time. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MONCRIEF
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Ollie June Moore Moncrief, 84, of San Antonio will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Colmesneil Cemetery in Colmesneil. June was born on June 23, 1930 in Beaumont, to Leroy Jackson Moore and Mary Evelyn (Earnest) Moore, and died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in San Antonio. She was homemaker all her life. She is preceded in death by her parents and her middle daughter, Valerie Lanette Moncrief, and will be laid to rest beside her. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl "Cher" Kathleen Breeden Moncrief Miculka and husband James Ray Miculka of San Antonio; daughter, Cynthia Diane Moncrief of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandson, Jay Eric Miculka of San Antonio; granddaughter, Jennifer Elise Miculka Huff and husband Kevin Tyler Huff of San Antionio; grandsons, Nicholas Collin Pfeiffer and Patrick Ryan Pfeiffer, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; great-grandsons, Dylan Kade Miculka and Adam Christopher Huff, both of San Antonio; brothers and sisters, Clarence R. Moore and wife Peggy, Marilyn Fay Moore Lewin, Bobby Moore and wife Skip, Louis T. Fawcett and wife Lavita, Mary Dean Fawcett Walker, Evelyn Jean Fawcett Nelson and husband Willis and Wanda Faye Moore Brammer and husband David; and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BECHER
LIVINGSTON -- Joyce Ann Becher, 70, of Onalaska died peacefully and surrounded by her girls on June 26, 2014. She was born in Silsbee on Sept. 16, 1943, to the late Delbert Ray Lakey and Valley Spurlock, and graduated from Silsbee High School. Joyce was an area manager/network maintenance with Southwestern Bell and retired with over 30 years of service. She was the first female selected to run a switching control center in Southwestern Bell. In retirement Joyce moved to Onalaska to a beautiful home on Lake Livingston and enjoyed fishing, feeding the ducks, and relaxing on the lake. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Roy Douglas Jeffcoat. She is survived by her brother, Ray Lakey of Silsbee; daughters, Amanda Becher Martin of Damon and Amber Becher Gentz of Livingston and one granddaughter, Sierra Gabriella Becher. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, July 2, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SAAFE House (www.saafehouse.org) or the SPCA of Polk County (spcaofpolkcounty.org). Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

ROGERS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for James Ernest "Jim" Rogers, 77, of Livingston were held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Mike Rambado officiating. Interment followed in Victory Place Cemetery in Living-ston. Jim was born July 18, 1936 in Serville, Tenn. and died on June 27, 2014 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Martha (McClanahan) Rogers; son, Ralph Clay Cain and granddaughter, Kelli Cain. He is survived by his wife, Claudine Rogers of Livingston; daughters, Peggy Club, Jana Kay Rogers, Terry E. Weber and Cindy Luquette; sons, Berry Rogers, Ryan Rogers and Doug Roach; daughter, Lara Roach; sons, Curtis Roach and Dennis Cain; daughter, Pamela Allen; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Pallbearers were Charles Smith, James Cain, R.J. Pennington, Brittany Cain, Jeanie Cain and Amber Cook. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HAYES
BELTON -- Peggy Ann Carpenter Hayes was born Jan. 14, 1941 in Belton, to Kyle and Willie Lee Carpenter. She died peacefully in Livingston on June 27, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 1, in the chapel at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton, with the Rev. David Green officiating. As a young girl she was very athletic and had a great love for horses. She spent most of her spare time with her horses or riding them. Peggy rode in almost every parade in Belton and was also very active with the Belton Rodeo each year; she was elected rodeo queen. She was also very active in school-related activities. In addition to being an excellent student, she was in the Belton Tigeretts, class officer, student leaders club, FFA, science club, a cheerleader, sports queen and was elected Miss Belton High School. Peggy was born and raised in Belton and graduated Belton High School in May of 1959. She married Thomas Jarrell Hayes Jr. in Lampasas in March of 1959 and moved to Kingsville, where her new husband was attending college at Texas A&I University. While in Kingsville, she worked as receptionist/secretary for Roberts & Roberts Construction and also as secretary to the president of Texas A&I University. Peggy and family moved to Houston in 1962 and lived in the Houston and Humble area until 1998 when the family moved to Lake Livingston. She had two sons, Kenneth Brian Hayes, born Dec. 28, 1960, and Kelvin Ryan Hayes, born Dec. 19, 1962. Peggy also raised a granddaughter, Jessica Nicole Hayes, and a grandson, Kelvin Ryan Hayes Jr. She dearly loved her children and grandchil-dren and raised them for 44 years. Peggy's working career included jobs as a receptionist/secretary at Spencer Herolz Architects, a secretary at Pace Petroleum in Houston, and she worked in the Humble Independent School District tax office and as assistant to the principal in the Humble school district. Her hobbies included fishing, gardening and yard work and painting. She was a good artist and gave most of her paintings to family and friends. She was also known as an excellent cook and family members say her recipe box is a treasure. One of her favorite passtimes was reading recipe books. Peggy also loved angels and the home has more than 80 angel figurines. She thought angels are real in some form and could make things better. Peggy was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Humble, and also in the Livingston and Coldspring area. Until she became home bound, she was very active in the church and made certain that her children attended church. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Kyle Don Carpenter of McGregor and Rick Carpenter of Troy; sister, Tommie Lee Crane of Kingwood; son, Kenneth Brian Hayes of Humble and granddaughter, Jessica Nicole Hayes of Humble. Peggy is survived by her siblings, Rosemary Barnes and husband Jerry of Belton and Judy Hargrove and husband Lynn of Littleton, Colo.; her husband, Thomas Jarrell Hayes Jr. of Livingston; son, Kelvin Ryan Hayes and wife Debi of Livingston; grandson, Kelvin Ryan Hayes Jr. and wife Jessica of Lufkin; granddaughters, Erin Hayes of Beaumont, Crystal Hayes of Humble, Kena Hayes of Humble, Lacy Hayes of Humble and Lettie Hayes of Huntington, W.VA. and great-grandchildren, Dalton Hayes of Central and Allison Hayes of Lufkin.

JACKSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Irene Jackson, 78, of Livingston were held on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Livingston, with Bro. Hewy Jackson Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Jackson was born Nov. 27, 1935 in Liverpool, England, to William Fairhurst and Maude (Reid) Fairhurst, and died on June 26, 2014 in Livingston. She was a devoted homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Brian Lee Jackson. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Jane Yates of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Darrell Murphy of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Glen Goodwin of Livingston; sister, Joan Kirkland of Houston; grandchildren, Autumn and John Cox, Kabe and Chelsea Murphy, Laurel Goodwin, Jesse Goodwin, Lauren Goodwin, Judah Goodwin and Elijah Goodwin; great-grandchildren, Chloe Cox, Paige Cox, Lev Cox, Hayes Cox, Johnie Kay Cox, Elijah Murphy and Dan Murphy; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Rodney Jackson, Coleton Jackson, Rodney Rhodes, Tommy Slack, Glen Goodwin and Eddie Harvey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

JACKSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for H.W. "Bill" Jackson, 82, of Livingston were held on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Livingston, with Bro. Hewy Jackson Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Jackson was born Oct. 18, 1931 in Holly Grove, to Jessie Archie Jackson and Damaras (Murphy) Jackson, and died on June 26, 2014 in Livingston. During his lifetime he was an electrician for a petroleum company. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Brian Lee Jackson. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Jane Yates of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Darrell Murphy of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Glen Goodwin of Livingston; sister, Joan Kirkland of Houston; grandchildren, Autumn and John Cox, Kabe and Chelsea Murphy, Laurel Goodwin, Jesse Goodwin, Lauren Goodwin, Judah Goodwin and Elijah Goodwin; great-grandchildren, Chloe Cox, Paige Cox, Lev Cox, Hayes Cox, Johnie Kay Cox, Elijah Murphy and Dan Murphy; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jessie Goodwin, Darrell Murphy, Kabe Murphy, Randy Van Wagner, Ronald Cox and John Cox. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

COURTNEY
GRAPELAND – A memorial service for David Jack Courtney, 67, of Trinity will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Wildwood Gospel Church in Onalaska, with Bishop David Taylor and Bro. Dennis Hodge officiating. A second memorial service will be held later in the day at American Legion Post 402 in Onalaska, with President Felton Reb Adkinson officiating. Mr. Courtney was born on Nov. 21, 1946 in Houston and died on June 18, 2014 at his residence in Trinity. He was a retired truck driv-er. He is preceded in death by his parents, Martha Dessie Courtney and BC Courtney; his son, Kenneth Wayne Courtney and several other family members and friends. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Jean Courtney of Trinity; daughter, Ronda Lynn of Cleburne; son, David Nathan Courtney; brother, James A. Courtney and wife Carol of Trinity; brother, Jerry Courtney and wife Kay of Tyler; sister, Carol Praytor of Bedford; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Walker & Walker Funeral Home, Grapeland, is in charge of arrangements.

JACKSON
CLEVELAND -- Graveside services for Baby Jereniyah Antwainett Jackson were held on Monday, June 30, 2014, at Carrington Cemetery in Seven Oaks, with the Rev. Ronnie Coleman officiating. Baby Jackson was born and died on June 26, 2014 in Houston. She is survived by her parents, Jeremy Jackson and Charlene Hill; grandparents, Charlie and Beatrice Hill; great-grandparent, Leslie Bailey; sister, Miyhana Holman and aunts, Veronica Hill and La'Trisia Hill. Peaceful Rest Mortuary, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

O'NEILL
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Iva Ruth (Watson) O'Neill, 74, of Livingston were held on Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Bold Spring Cemetery in Livingston. Ruth was born on Feb. 25, 1940 in Iola and died on June 27, 2014 in Livingston. She worked as a certified nursing assistant in health care. Ruth is survived by her husband, Frank O'Neill Jr. of Livingston; daughter, Debra Flores Tuncup and husband Russell of Kingwood; sons, Gary O'Bannon, Steve O'Bannon Sr. and wife Martha and Kevin Cannady Sr. and wife Patti, all of Livingston; stepdaughter, Angela Vickery and husband Matt of Jupiter, Fla.; mother, Hattie Watson of Livingston; sister, Pearl Reeder of Livingston; brother, Kelley Watson and wife Cathy of Livingston; grandchildren, Benjamin Flores and wife Amber of New Caney, Brittany Young and husband Ronnie of Kinder, La., Alba Soukup and husband Randy of Spring, Jason O'Bannon and wife Cathy of Porter, Shawn O'Bannon, Steven O'Bannon and Alesha O'Bannon, all of Livingston, Kevin Cannady Jr. of Rusk, Matthew Cannady of Livingston, Christopher Wiggins, Megan Vickery and Matthew Vickery, all of Jupiter Fla. and Jamie Leigh Malac of Arab, Ala.; and numerous other relatives and close friends. Pallbearers were Benjamin Flores, Randy Soukup, Jason O'Bannon, Steven O'Bannon, Matthew Cannady, Erik Placker and Jason Placker. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SHELLEY
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Myrtle Lee Robinson Shelley, 75, of Livingston will be held at noon Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Darden officiating. Interment will follow in Kibbiefield Cemetery in Marston. Mrs. Shelley was born on Dec. 25, 1938 in Shreveport, La., the daughter of Vatis Robinson and Janie Mae Phillips, and died on June 27, 2014 in Kingwood. She attended school at Booker T. Washington in Houston. She was retired and was a Baptist. Survivors include her daughter, Dianne Knapper of Livingston; sons, Larry Gills, Melvin James and Alvin James, all of Houston; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. Pallbearers will be Freddy Robinson, Harry Dean Lewis, Milton Gladney, Kenny Robinson, Devonta Gills and Milton Benton. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Robinson, Larry Gills, John Phillips, Willie Robinson, Melvin James and Alvin James. Charles Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

MIZE
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Robert Clayton "Bob" Mize, 75, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Bro. Don Davis officiating. Interment followed in Tool Cemetery in Tool, Texas. Robert was born on April 29, 1939 in Gladewater and died on June 29, 2014 in Livingston. He was a graduate of Alvin High School, Class of 1957; he was also a graduate of University of Houston, Class of 1963. He worked in the East Texas oil fields while attending Henderson County Junior College for one year and one year at Alvin Junior College. Robert also worked in a lab at Monsanto – Chocolate Bayou on graveyard shift, full time, while attending U of H. He was employed by IBM at the Houston branch upon graduation from U of H, with degrees in math and physics. His first large client was one of the major banks in Galveston. He was transferred to the Dallas office after three years and continued to work with the banking industry division of IBM. Later, transferred again, this time to Los Angeles, Calif., where he spent his last 20 years as a senior systems engineer with check processing in the banking division of IBM. During this time, he was also part of an international sales force which led to extensive travel throughout Asia. Since May 2002, Robert had served on the board of directors for the Polk County Freshwater Supply District #2. He was also a founding board member of the DaVita Patient Citizens advocacy group. Upon receiving his kidney transplant, Robert was bestowed the title of board emeritus. Mr. Mize is preceded in death by his parents, Pinkney Thomas Mize and Carrie Lee (Wood) Mize; sister, Lora Sharp and brother, C.J. Mize. He is survived by his wife, Julia Ann Eberhardt-Mize of Onalaska; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Ray Keefer of Palm Bay, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Anjie and Jon Suter of Marietta, Ga.; grandsons, Chris Keefer, Stephen Keefer, Zach Suter, John Keefer and Nick Suter; nieces, Barbara Miller, Shirley Kay, Vicki Wright and Traci Henson; nephews, Charles Sharp and Jimmy Mize; and numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Polk County SPCA or FAITH Military Support Group of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

THOMPSON
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Douglas Keith Thompson, 54, of Maple Valley, Wash. will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Thompson was born Aug. 5, 1959 in Thibodeaux, La. and died June 16, 2014 in Maple Valley, Wash. Keith graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1978 where he was a member of the famous Robert E. Lee Marching Band. He graduated from East Texas State University with honors in 1983. He was an associate editor of Model Railroader Magazine at Kalmbach Publishing in Waukesha, Wis. Keith married Michelle Sullivan on Nov. 26, 1994 in Kent, Wash. Their twin girls were born Sept. 16, 1995 in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Shortly after their birth Keith and Michelle moved the family back to the state of Washington. As a technical writer Keith worked for AT & T Wireless, Microsoft, Nintendo and F5 Networks. The hobbies he loved were photography and model railroading. Keith is survived by his wife, Michelle; daughters, Denver and Mikayla; sister, Kemala Thompson-Knott and husband James and mother-in-law, Millie Sullivan. Memorials may be made to Pan-creatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HAYES
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Kenneth V. Hayes, 86, of Livingston were held Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett, with the Rev. Don Goodwin officiating. Military honors were provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Mr. Hayes died on June 20, 2014 at residence in Livingston. He was born on Sept. 2, 1927, in his maternal grandparent's house in Leggett, to Jack L. Hayes and Eunice Victery Hayes. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Dave and Ella Victery of Leggett; brothers, Jack L. Hayes Jr. and Gordon G. Hayes and sisters, Ella May Townsend and Betty Anne Sanders. He is survived by his children, Charles Keith Hayes and wife Cathy of Albuquerque, N.M. and Claire Denise Mabry and husband George of Richardson; his grandchildren, Kelly Meyer and husband Johnnie of Chandler, Ariz., Colin Hayes of Denver, Colo. and Kara Hayes of El Paso; great-granddaughters, Madilyn and Kimberly Meyer and his children's mother, Bera Parrish Hayes of Garland. Kenneth attended schools in Leggett and Galveston. He served three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an air gunner. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946, he attended college at Sam Houston State University and The University of Houston. He was employed for 37 years by AT&T - Southwestern Bell Telephone in Houston, retiring in 1984. He then relocated to Livingston, representing Lear Siegler Telecommunications-Joslyn Industries of Santa Barbara, Calif. until retiring again in 1998. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BLAKE
LIVINGSTON -- Carl Blake died on June 19, 2014 in Del Rio, Texas at the age of 60, after a five year battle with cancer. He was born in Henryetta, Okla., to J. L. Blake and Evelyn Blake Toler. Carl loved his work and all the fellow pipeliners he met and worked with over the years. Family members say, now that he is in Heaven, he might already be working on a pipeline project, transporting souls into Heaven and being an amazing boss. In his down time he liked to have fun playing golf with family and friends. Carl leaves behind his wife, Julia Blake and children, Mark Blake, Mendy Blake-Gaillardet and husband Craig; four stepchildren; nine grandchildren; two siblings, Connie Calobreves of Midland and Curtis and wife Debbie Blake of Millersview; stepbrother, Steve and Kyla Wilkes; one niece and several nephews; and his faithful companion, Rambo. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Hazel Blake and stepbrother, Bill Johnson. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 25, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation or Texas Children's Hospital of Dallas. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WILLIAMS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Elaine Edith Williams, 47, of Livingston were held Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Indian Village Assembly of God Church in Livingston, with the Rev. David Busby officiating. Interment followed in the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery. Elaine was born on July 5, 1966 in Woodville and died on June 19, 2014 in Livingston. She had worked as a receptionist at the Ala-bama-Coushatta Multi-Purpose Center. She is preceded in death by her mother, Ora (Obe) Williams; brother, Quentin Williams; sister, Elizabeth Williams and uncles and aunts, Merrill Williams, Edgar Williams, Lee Obe, McKinney Obe, Mary Williams and Irene Stafford. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kelli and Kyle Smith of Lumberton; son, Noah Wilkerson of the reservation; granddaughter, Jamie Smith of Lumberton; father, Clarence Williams of the reservation; aunts and uncles, Delma Williams of the reservation and Leila Battise of Elton, La., Sherman Williams of the reservation, Roy Williams of the reservation, Dolen Williams of Houston, Kenneth Williams of the reservation and Donald Obe of the reservation; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Darren Obe Sr., Chesson Williams, Rydell Williams, Foster Bullock Jr., Stewart Poncho and Phillip Abbey. Honorary pallbearers were Roby Williams, Roland Thompson, Rain Langley, Raven Langley, Oscar Williams, Gabe Castillo, Wayne Wilson and Dwayne Williams. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

GOWDY
FRISCO -- Victoria Faye Whitsitt Gowdy, 54, of Frisco died on Sunday, June 22, 2014. She was born to John Whitsitt and Rose Morrow Whitsitt on Sept. 25, 1959, in Canadian, Texas. Victoria attended school in Canadian, graduating high school with the class of 1978. She earned her bachelors of business administration in accounting from West Texas A&M University in Canyon. She worked in a number of office administrative and accounting jobs until opening her own event coordinating company in 1996. The whole family pitched in to help with cross-country journeys to fold and stuff name badges late into the night for each convention Victoria hosted. In 2003, Victoria and her two kids relocated from Livingston to Frisco, where she found employment with the Frisco ISD. During her tenure there, she started as a substitute teacher, quickly moved into an entry level position in the payroll department, and finally worked her way all the way up the ladder to payroll manager, which she worked as dutifully for a number of years all the way to the very end. Victoria's greatest joy was her children, Christopher and McKenzie. Family members say she worked hard every day to provide them the very best and secure life that she could, and found great joy in watching Christopher become a pilot and McKenzie succeed in her college endeavors with an anticipated graduation in December of this year. She is survived by her son, Christopher Gowdy of Dallas; her daughter, McKenzie Gowdy of Frisco; her father, John Whitsitt of Higgins; sisters, Lee Ann Julian and husband John of Canadian and Billie Jo Nesler and husband Shane of Brentwood, Tenn.; honorary sister and aunt, Ann Morrow Burnett and husband Rick of Williston, N.D.; nieces, Tamera Julian of Canadian and Kimbra Julian and husband Juan Gomez of Canadian and nephews, Ike Julian of San Marcos and Christian Olivas of Brentwood, Tenn. She is preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Whitsitt and her mother, Rose Morrow Whitsitt. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at the Church at Frisco Heritage Center, 6455 Page Street, Frisco, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to UT Southwestern Medical Center, Office of Development, PO Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888 or online at utsouthwestern.edu. An account has also been established for Victoria's children. Contributions can be made to Christopher and McKenzie Gowdy, in care of Happy State Bank, PO Box 97, Canadian, TX 79014. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.never-gone.com/memorials/vgowdy.

HISER
LIVINGSTON -- Larry Roy Hiser, born on Jan. 11, 1953 in Snider, to Leon Hiser and Alice Laverne Culp Hiser, died on June 23, 2014 in Point Blank at the age of 61. Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Audrey Gail Whittington-Hiser; children, Kenneth Lambert, Leland Winstead and partner Courtney, Rhonda O'Donovan, Melisa Thibodaux, Michelle Blakeney and husband Randall, Jeremy Hiser, Edmund Hiser and wife Brandi, David Hall and Sarah Hall; sisters, Linda Nelson, Karan Erwin and husband Steve and Lynn Sanford; mother, Alice Laverne Culp Hiser; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Larry is preceded in death by his father, Leon Hiser and brothers, Ricky Fanning and Michael Blackwell. Family members say he was the best carpenter in the world and loved his children and grandchildren very much. A celebration of Larry's life was held on Wednesday, June 25, at Pace Funeral Home, with Chaplin Ron Ellis officiating. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

LOWERY
LIVINGSTON -- Kelvin Pernell Lowery, 53, of Livingston was born on Dec. 31, 1960 in Memphis, Tenn. and died on June 22, 2014 in Livingston. Mr. Lowery is preceded in death by his parents, June and Duff Lowery; uncle and aunt, Jay and Peggy Lowery; Uncle Eddie and cousins, Gary Lowery and Patricia Bennett. He is survived by his aunt, Martha Alexander; cousins, Dela Hardaway, James and Catherine Tyner, JoAnn Lowery, Yvonne Clark and Larry Williams, Vickie Lynn and Melvin Ramsey, Kimberly and Al Bell, David Hill, Jackie Vick, Amanda Martinez and Audrey Lawrence; special friend, Debbie Keller; along with numerous second, third and fourth cousins, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

INGERMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Christopher James Ingerman, 54, of Cleveland died on June 21, 2014 in Cleveland. He was born on Oct. 11, 1959 in Houston, to Conrad and Elizabeth (Exniscious) Ingerman. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Beth Ingerman of South Houston; children, Christopher J. Ingerman II and Joshua Ingerman, both of Vancouver, Wash.; sister and brother-in-law, Connie (Sister Mama) and Clay Laird of Pasadena; brother, Tommy Ingerman of Crosby; sister, Denise Jones of Benita Springs, Fla.; aunts, Gerry Lara and Cynthia Cunningham, both of Houma, La.; uncle, Daniel Lirette of Houma, La.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

DANIEL
LIVINGSTON -- Marie T. Daniel was buried Monday, June 23, 2014, in Houston National Cemetery, Houston. The private graveside service was officiated by her husband, Pastor Howard Daniel Jr. of Livingston. In attendance were her two sisters, Verlene of Houston and Ada of Dallas, and their children, Howard D. and Helen of Tyler, Greg and Kim of Desota, Howard III of Atlanta and Trent and Joanne of Houston. Little Marie, their handicapped daughter, was unable to attend. There will be a public memorial service for her many friends at Chesswood Baptist Church, 4357 US Hwy 59 South, Livingston, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The family will go to Houston to visit her grave site after the memorial. Her gravesite is available to any of her friends who would like to visit. She is interred in section R, grave 193 at the National Cemetery. The family requests that no flowers, food or donations be sent.

KELLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Hunter Lee Kelley, 18, of Livingston are pending. Hunter is the son of Edward Kelley and Lecie Gardner. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

READ
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for James Michael Read, 61, of Onalaska were held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Marvin Martin officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mr. Read was born on Feb. 7, 1953 in Runnels County and died on June 23, 2014 in Shenandoah. He worked as an assistant professor at Sam Houston State University. He is preceded in death by his father, James Dorsey Read; brother, Robert Read and sister, J-Ann Tay-lor. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Brittany Read of Trinity and James and Chelsea Read of Livingston; son, Matthew Read of Onalaska; mother and stepfather, Betty and Robert L. Behrns of Huffman; grandson, James Robert Read of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Stephan Duman of Huffman; nieces and nephews, Katie Duman, Stephan Duman and David Duman, all of Huffman; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Michael Newport, Stephan Duman, Roy Newport, Arnold Ortiz, Robert Behrns and Ty Gongora. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BROWN
CONROE – Donald Brown of Conroe died on June 15, 2014. He was born Feb. 12, 1935 in Hunts-ville, to Manuel and Viola Brown. Donald is preceded in death by his loving wife, Ima Ruth Brown; son, Larry Brown; grandson, Brian Purselley; brother, Charles Brown and son-in-law, Tommy Patton. He is survived by his children, Donald Brown, Melvin Brown, Glen Brown, David Brown, James Brown, Annette Steelman and hus-band David, Debra Steelman and husband Alvin, Diane Gibson, Sha-ron Gibson and Donna Neal and husband Glenn; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and sisters, Agnes Cloud and Gladys White. Services were held on Wednes-day at Metcalf Funeral Home. Graveside services followed in Park Cemetery in Madisonville.

LOWE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Peggy Anita Lowe, 70, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Kevin Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. She was born on Jan. 29, 1944 in Denison and died on June 12, 2014 in Conroe. She was a member of the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and was also devoted to her family and nursing. Peggy is preceded in death by her father, Willis Dale Souther and brothers, Butch Souther, Richard Raines and Marc Raines. She is survived by her mother, Easter Helyn (McBride) Raines of Snyder; daughter, Mary Ruth Barnett and husband David of Tucson, Ariz.; sons, Billy Duwane Lowe of Livingston, Jeffery Don Lowe of Tucson, Ariz., Tracy Lawrence Lowe of Cleveland and Robin Phillip Lowe and wife Crystal Lynn of Hardin; sister, Cassie Sue Lendermon of Colorado City; grandchildren, Ryan Lowe, Katie Lowe, David Barnett, Rachel Lowe, Heather Barnett, Samantha Lowe, Nathen Barnett, Woodrow Barnett, Stephanie Barnett and Ashley Barnett; and other family members and friends. Pallbearers will be David Barnett, Billy Lowe, Jeffery Lowe, Tracy Lowe, Robin Lowe and Chris Lowe. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

ELDREDGE
SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH -- Kieth Ashton Eldredge, the first child of Melvin A. and Eva L. Bowles Eldredge, was born Dec. 13, 1932 in Ririe, Idaho and died on June 5, 2014 in Livingston, Texas. He was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended Lincoln Elementary School, Granite Junior High School and graduated from Granite High School. He attended Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) for one year. Kieth served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. Following his military service, he moved to California and worked for Hughes Aircraft Company. He was married to Margurite Amy Meader (divorced) and subsequently to Rosie Buffington (deceased) and to Bessie Sinyerd. He is survived by his wife, Bessie of Livingston; daughter, Kimberly Barnes (David Burda), Nevada City, Calif.; son, Kent (Brenda) Eldredge of Norfolk, Va.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his siblings, Laura (Orrice) Lewis of Kamas, Utah, Garth (Ann) of West Jordan, Utah, Lorin (Jackie) of South Jordan, Utah, Betty J. Fox Lewis (Lance) of Seattle, Wash., Jerry, Midvale of Utah and Roger of Winston, Ga. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Rosie. Kieth was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, June 20, at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 S), South Jordan, UT. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, and again from 11-11:45 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Interment will be in Larkin Sunset Gardens. Online condolences may be submitted at Jenkins-soffe.com.

WOODCOCK
LIVINGSTON -- Billie Jean Woodcock, born on July 10, 1929 in Hollis, Okla., to Walter Ray Denton and Zelma Estelle Holmes Denton, died on May 20, 2014 in Onalaska, Texas on May 20, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Survivors include daughters, Sharon Hall and husband William, Sheryl Christie and husband Stan, Brenda Lummus and Buena Custer and husband Gary; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Billie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Garold Woodcock; daughter, Patricia Lynn Lummus and son, Robert Elvis Lummus Jr. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

JONES
LIVINGSTON – Infant Lauren Elizabeth Jones died at birth on April 18, 2014. She was the daughter of Brian Jones and Christie Hancock-Jones of Living-ston. She is survived by her parents; her twin sister, Emily Margaret Jones; grandparents, Mike and Linda Jones of Livingston and David and Beth Hancock of Livingston; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and great-grandparents. The family will have a memorial service for her at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Childrenz Haven of Livingston in Lauren's honor.

CLOER-WEAVER
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Margie Cloer-Weaver, 95, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston, with Bro. Chris Borden officiating. She died peacefully with her grandson, Billy, by her side on Saturday morning, June 14, 2014 at Legend Oaks Healthcare in Katy. She was born Nov. 4, 1918 in Water Valley, Miss., to the late, Marvin and Era Tutor. She retired from Montgomery Ward after 30 years of service. She served as a manager of the credit collections department. She was an avid and long-time member of the First Assembly of God Church in Liv-ingston, where she served faithfully. She is preceded in death by her second husband, Floyd Cloer; son, Edward "Pete" Willingham; grandson, Jimmy Willingham; third husband, John Weaver; sisters, Hazel Taylor and Dorothy Dibble and three brothers, Herman Tutor, Frank Tutor and Harvey Tutor. She is survived by her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Billy and Toni Willingham of Katy; daughter-in-law and husband, Martha and Harold Barfield of Livingston; sisters, Betty Moore and husband Benny of Columbus, Miss. and Georgie Roberts of Searcy, Ark.; brothers, J.W. Tutor of Water Valley, Miss. and Leslie Tutor of Southhaven, Miss.; great-grandsons, Ian and Oliver Willingham; and numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Assembly of God Church in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BLEVINS
LIVINGSTON -- Marceil Morris Blevins, born July 15, 1925, to George and Minnie Morris in Cameron, died on June 14, 2014 in Livingston at the age of 88 years. Her loving family includes daughter, Barbara Jansa and her special son-in love, William Jansa; grandchildren, Wade Skelton and wife Elizabeth, Cody Skelton and wife Jennifer, Jennifer Hubbard and husband Jeff and Gina Lomelo and husband Frank; great-grandchildren, Randall Skelton, Tyler Skelton, Tucker Skelton, Courtney Smith, Makenzie Smith, Caden Hubbard, Camryn Hubbard and Makenna Lomelo; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Blevins; brother, Riley Boyd Morris and sisters, Hazel Narramore and Florene Mor-ris. She graduated from East Mountain High School as valedictorian. Marceil was a charter member of Faith Memorial Baptist and Uvalde Baptist for a total of 70 years; she was a member of Eastern Star Rosyland Chapter. She retired with Phil and Barbara on Lake Livingston for 12 years. A celebration of Marceil's life was held on Tuesday, June 17, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Herb Reeves officiating. Interment followed in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wade Skelton, Cody Skelton, Frank Lomelo, Bill Jansa, Ronny Narramore and Jeff Hubbard. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Pipes and Frank Ampe. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

MALONE
LIVINGSTON – Bobby Frank Malone died peacefully on Friday, May 30, 2014, at the age of 78. Bobby is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Annette Malone; parents, Harry and Vena Malone; four brothers and one sister. Bobby is survived by his loving daughters, Andrea Black of Austin and Stephanie Malone of Baytown; grandchildren, Emily Black of Silver Springs, Md. and Bridget Black of Austin; sister and brother-in-law, Willie and Ray Parker of Burnett and a host of nieces and nephews. Bobby was born on Dec. 4, 1935 in Livingston and graduated from Livingston High School in 1953. He belonged to the FFA chapter. He married Annette Stephens on Oct. 19, 1956. They made Freeport their home and raised their two daughters there. Bobby attended the Methodist Seminary in Georgetown in 1956-57. He joined the Carpenters and Millwrights Union and worked as a millwright professional for many decades. Bobby earned an associate of applied science degree in drafting from Lee College, Baytown, in 1990. He taught drafting and machine works for several years at Lee College. In 2001, Bobby moved to his family home in New Willard. After retirement, Bobby worked at the Anheuser-Busch facility in Houston. Bobby enjoyed his travels to England, Ireland and took several Caribbean cruises. He enjoyed playing Santa on Christmas Eve at New Willard Church to the delight of many nieces and nephews. He especially enjoyed gatherings with family and friends during the holi-days. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Thompson Memorial Church in New Willard, with Bro. Elton Musick of Grace Baptist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lee College Foundation: pwarford@lee.edu.

RYAN
ONALASKA -- Graveside services for Frances Ryan, 73, of Trinity will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Rosewood Cemetery in Humble. Frances was born on Aug. 24, 1940 in Plantersville and died on June 15, 2014 in Livingston. She loved gardening and being with her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Annie May (Bomniski) Homniak; daughter, Pamela Maywald; sisters, Louise Crocker and Bessie Homniak and brothers, Sonny Homniak, Robert Homniak, and Herman Homniak. She is survived by her children, Wendell Maywald of Colmesneil, Gary Maywald of Cut-N-Shoot and Manda McCandless of Leggett; grandchildren, Jessica, Samantha, Brandi, Krystal and Hailey; great-grandchildren, Blane, Ryan, Shyan, Madelyne, Samuel and Tucker; brothers, James Homniak and Carley Homniak; sister, Dolly Henitz; and numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

DANIEL
LIVINGSTON – Private graveside services for Marie T. Daniel, 77, of Goodrich will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Houston next week. Mrs. Daniel died at 9 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, at her residence. A public memorial service will be scheduled soon at Chesswood Baptist Church near Livingston. She was born April 28, 1937 in Caldwell and moved to Houston as a child. She moved to Polk County in 1987 with her husband, Col. Howard Daniel. A full obituary for Mrs. Daniel will be published at a later date.

OGLETREE
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Charles David Ogletree, 61, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, at Pine Forest Baptist Church in Onalaska, with Bro. Larry Shine officiating. Mr. Ogletree was born on March 8, 1953 in Livingston and died on June 16, 2014 in San Jacinto County. He was a first-class lineman for Universal Electric for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Birdie (Robins) Ogletree and brother-in-law, Jimmy Hudson. He is survived by his wife, Renee Ogletree of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Wendy Ogletree Davis and Bobby of Huntsville; son and daughter-in-law, Raylynn Ogletree and Leigh of Oakhurst; son, Creal Ogletree of Beaumont; grandchildren, Tyler Roam, Ray-gen Oliver, Madelyn Davis, Alyson Davis, Phybie Ogletree, Brendon Ogletree, Faith Ogletree and Chasity Newsom; sister, Louis Hudson of Goodrich; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

TAYLOR
ONALASKA -- Graveside services for Ada Campbell Taylor, 93, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with the Rev. Rick Tate officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Sunday, just prior to service time. Ada was born on Sept. 27, 1920 in Running Water and died on June 11, 2014 in Oakhurst. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Stella (Huguley) Collins; husband, Jessie Glenn Campbell; husband, William "Bill" Taylor and son, David Campbell. She is survived by her son, James Campbell of Onalaska; grandson and wife, Robert and Lisa Campbell of San Antonio and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LOWERY
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Gary Allen Lowery, 60, of Livingston were held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor James R. Tyner officiating. Mr. Lowery was born on July 4, 1953 in Atlanta, Ga. and died on June 11, 2014 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents, John William Lowery and Raytha Pauline (Pullum) Lowery; nephew, Paul Lowery and aunt, Edna Lowery Biddle. He is survived by his wife, JoAnna (Davis) Lowery of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Anthony Lowery and Jackie of Tomball; son, William Allen Lowery of California; son, Isander Norat of California; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew Woolf and April of South Carolina; son and daughter-in-law, Mark Edward Woolf and Amie of Livingston; daughter-in-law, Sonia Norat; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol Yvonne Clark and Larry Williams of Romayor and Vickie Lynn Collins and Melvin Ramey of Houston; grandchildren, Jaina Reann Lowery, Ashlyn Michael Lowery, Klarissa Norat, Selena Norat, Miguel Sandoval, Saige Marie Woolf, Amanda Jolee Woolf, Chayton Woolf and Chaleton Woolf; special friends, John and Virginia Dailey; niece and husband, Kim and Al Bell; nephew and wife, John and Vanessa Clark; niece and husband, Amber and Pete Gonzales; niece and husband, Dianna Collins and Carl Jackson; niece, Sherry Ramey; nephew, Wesley Ramey; and numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HELTON
GROVETON -- Harrell C. Helton, 81, of Corrigan died on June 11, 2014 in Lufkin. Funeral services were held Friday, June 13, in the Cartwright Memorial Chapel of Groveton Funeral Home. He was escorted to his final resting place in Ivie Cemetery in Kennard by pallbearers Kevin Burks, Shane Wilkinson, Matt Page and Roy Zalizar. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Carmona Third Thursday Group. He was born on Aug. 22, 1932 in Trinity County, to Lonnie O. Helton and Jonah (Ainsworth) Helton. Harrell was known as a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He grew up attending church and was a Baptist by faith. He served in the United States Army and fought in the Korean conflict. Harrell was a Mason and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 1 in Houston. He was also a fellow member of the Carmona Third Thursday Group. Harrell is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara Helton; son, Harrell C. Helton Jr. and brother, Lon L. Helton. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Dale Helton and Melanie Helton of Corrigan; Melanie Helton, of Corrigan; grandsons, Harrell Helton, III of Corrigan and Justin Helton of Corrigan; granddaughters, Alaina Helton of Lufkin and Haley Helton of Houston; long-time special friend, Betty Martin of Lufkin and numerous other relatives and friends. Groveton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

GAGE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Floyd Hays Gage Sr., 78, of Spring were held Friday, June 6, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Bluewater Cemetery in Livingston. The VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard provided military honors. Pallbearers, led by Blake and Brooke Orsack, were Graham Washbourne, Dennis Gage, Billy Gage, Billy John Clifton, Jesse Don Gage, Roger Gage and Mark Orsack. Honorary pallbearers were Max Welch, Gale Welch, Tom Clifton and John Ezra Gage. Hays was born June 7, 1935 in Minden and died peacefully at residence in Spring on June 2, 2014, surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by his son, Floyd Jr.; parents, Cynthia and John M. Gage; two brothers and three sisters¬. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Murphy Gage, formerly of Livingston; two daughters and their spouses, Brenda Gage Washbourne and husband Graham of Huntsville and Bekilu Gage Orsack and husband Mark of Spring; five grandchildren, Brandy Alexander, Kirk Alexander and wife Brandi and Ashley Alexander, all of Huntsville and Blake Orsack and Brooke Orsack of Spring; sister, Katherine Welch and brother, Jesse "Dutt" Gage of Henderson; and numerous other relatives and friends. Hays worked for Southwestern Fence Company and Atlas Fence Company and retired in 2001. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of The Woodlands and previously served as song leader of the First Baptist Church of Tamina in Spring. Hays served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1962 under General Sam Houston IV. During that time, Sgt. Gage was Honor Guard for President Eisenhower in Germany during the Cold War. In his earlier years, he and his brother "Dutt" played guitar on Jim Reeves' radio show in Henderson and enjoyed working as a little league baseball umpire. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MCKENNEY
LIVINGSTON -- Michael Patrick McKenney, born on Nov. 5, 1954 in Dallas, to Clyde Earl McKenney and Mary Allen Dunaway, died on June 10, 2014 in Conroe at the age of 59. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Dawn McKenney; daughter, Candace Paige McKenney; son, Cole Hunter McKenney; brother, Kent O'Day McKenney and wife Cindy; sisters, Michelle Griffin and husband Wayne and Jill Fogle and husband Mike; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Jack Dunaway. Mike was known as someone who had a great sense of humor and loved to make his family and friends laugh. He was easygoing and had a passion for fishing. A celebration of Mike's life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Livingston First Church of the Nazarene, 3430 US Hwy 190 West, Livingston. Pastor Fred Huff will be officiating. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

GROSS
TACOMA, WASH. – Carl Edward Gross, 73, of Tacoma, Wash. died on June 7, 2014. Carl was born on May 11, 1941 in Livingston, Texas, to Carl and Essie Gross. Carl enjoyed working on his Jeep, going on joy rides and really loved his ice cream, as well as spending quality time with his brother and his grandchildren. Carl also loved listening to his Elvis and Neil Diamond albums. He retired from the shipyards after 30 years and was a United States military veteran, serving both with the Army and the Navy. He will be laid to rest with honors at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 16, in Tacoma National Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Fl., New York, N.Y. 10001. Carl was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Paulette; sons, Jeff Orr and Jason Gross and wife Jessica; daughters, Jennifer Gross and Jeanette Gross; brothers, James "Leroy" Gross and Kenneth Gross; five grandchildren and Texas cousins, Rodney and Doris Rodgers of Sour Lake, Bobby Wiggins of Huntington, John and Virginia Hodge of Burke and Pauline Blum, Thelma McKee, Mary and Putney Moore, Mike and Patsy Jacobs, Debbie Clack, Brenda Jacobs and Linda Jacobs of Livingston.

WHITE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Geraldine (Walters) White, 79, of Goodrich will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Tim Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. White was born on March 8, 1935 in Goodrich and died on June 9, 2014 in Goodrich. She retired from the Livingston District Clerk's Office in 1998 and loved spending her time scrapbooking. She was very family-oriented and always helped people in their time of need. She is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Agnes (Moffett) Wal-ters. She is survived by her husband, Hugh White, whom she married on March 13, 2004 in Livingston; daughters, Lynda Hayes of Magnolia and Leanne Ray of Wichita Falls; son, Winfield White of Baird; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and nu-merous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MATTHEWS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for George Ray Matthews, 77, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Ray Matthews and the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Mr. Matthews was born on Feb. 22, 1937 in Joaquin and died on June 8, 2014 in Livingston. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict, serving from 1956-1971; he retired from the military. He celebrated 54 years of marriage with his wife, Linda Sue (Ray) Matthews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Turner and Lois (Bolton) Matthews and sister, Baby Girl Matthews. He is survived by his wife, Linda Matthews of Livingston; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca Thomson and Carl of Livingston and Mary Neely and Timothy of League City; son and daughter-in-law, George Ray Matthews Jr. and Kristy of Ellisville, Miss.; grandchildren, Rachale Bulanek, Christopher Matthews, Sarah Neely, Caleb Neely, Naomi Neely, Bryan Matthews and Jared Matthews; great-granddaughter, Evelyn Bulanek; brothers, Jimmy Matthews of Center and Johnny Matthews and wife Madeline of Kingwood; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Joseph Matthews, Jud Matthews, Jim Matthews, Brandon Matthews, Christopher Matthews, Kory Bulanek, Melvin Sheffield and Tim Neely. Honorary pallbearers will be Jared Matthews, Bryan Matthews, Johnny Thomson and Caleb Neely. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WIEGREFFE
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Tyba Wiegreffe, 71, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Church of Christ in Livingston, with Lindell Mitchell officiating. There was a private family interment. Mrs. Wiegreffe was born on June 16, 1942 in Livingston and died on May 18, 2014 in Livingston. She worked as a teacher for 29 years, teaching grades third and fifth. She is preceded in death by her parents, E.O. and Maude (Moore) Gilliland and brother, Emmitt "Little Boy" Gilliland. She is survived by her husband, Roger Wiegreffe of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie Wiegreffe and Julie of Livingston; son, Bo Wiegreffe of Spring; grandchildren, Kortni Wiegreffe of Livingston and Shay and Steve Gore of Austin; great-granddaughter, Pyper Gore of Austin; and numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Livingston Municipal Library, 707 N. Tyler Ave. Livingston, TX 77351, www.livingstonlibrary.net; or the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280 Washington, DC 20077, www.arthritis.org. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SHIMEK
LIVINGSTON – A celebration of life service for Gwendolyn Barry Shimek will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, on the corner of Willis and Jones in Livingston. Gwen was born on June 16, 1964 in Houston and died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Austin. Gwen was known as a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend with a remarkably kind soul and an endless capacity to love. Family members say they will miss Gwen's constant laughter, quick wit and powerful hugs. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Doyle A. and Marguerite Barry; maternal grandparents, Jack and Dorothea Whitten and her Godparents, Aunt Rowena and Uncle John Vaughn. She is survived by her husband, Mark Shimek of Austin; her son, Sam Shimek of Washington D.C.; her parents, Jim and Salley Leeper of Freeport; Tom and Thelma Barry of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Kara Barry of Pearland; sister and brother-in-law, Jorja and William "Butch" Turner; nieces, Kaitlyn Barry and Lindsey Klock and nephews, Collin Barry and Kevin Klock Gwen was the manager for Nash D'Amico's Restaurant in West University in Houston and opened the restaurant in Galveston. She was an avid cook. She was also an electrolysis technician. Gwen was a scuba diver and she was a docent at the Houston Zoo before moving to Austin. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made on Gwen's behalf to the Houston Zoo. Arrangements were by Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis.

RAY
LIVINGSTON -- Essie Mae Pace Ray, born on Nov. 13, 1919 in Soda, to John Edward Pace and Laura Gertrude Sanders Pace, died on June 6, 2014 in Houston at the age of 94. Survivors include her son, Walter Randy Ray and wife Debbie; daughters, Betty June Dickson and husband Jim, Janice Turner and husband Charles and Forestine Turner; brother, Perry A. Pace and wife Ann; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of dear friends. Essie Mae was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter Forest Ray and grandson, 1st Lt. Jeremy Edward Ray. Essie was known as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved the Lord and through her examples led her family to trust the Lord as their savior. Family members say she leaves a legacy of love and a life time of memories. A celebration of Essie Mae's life was held on Monday, June 9, at Camp Ruby Cemetery, Livingston, with interment following. Bro. Ralph Richards officiated. Pallbearers were Justin Ray, David Dickson, Jeff Petersen, Mark Turner, Chris Turner, Connor Petersen, Joey Willingham and Josh Willingham. Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Turner and Steven Turner. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

CHANDLER
LIVINGSTON -- Mabel Maudine Chandler, born on Feb. 23, 1926 in Kosse, to C.L. Wilson and Rosa M. Winfield Wilson, died on June 7, 2014 at the age of 88. Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Lanette Spence and husband Pete; son, Ronnie Lee Chandler and wife Suzy; daughter, Bridgett Sheila Lorraine Ray and Ricky; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of dear friends. Mimi was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Woodrow Wilson Chandler; daughters, Mable Maudean Parker and Doris LaVerne Perronne and son, Woodrow Wilson Chandler Jr. Mimi loved to sew, make quilts, embroidery, crochet, cook, work in garden and loved camping. She also loved teaching children the word of the Lord. A celebration of Mimi's life was held on Sunday, June 8, at Bluewater Cemetery, Livingston, with Pastor Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed. Pallbearers were Corey Sanderson, Issac Satterwhite, Stoney Parker, Woody Chandler Jr. and Justin Chandler. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuner-al.com.

BENOIT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Diana M. Benoit, 60, of Livingston were held Monday, June 9, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Living-ston, with Deacon Mike Marion officiating. Mrs. Benoit was born on Aug. 4, 1953 in Staunton, Ill. and died on June 4, 2014 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents, Buddy and Loretta (Urick) Morgan and siblings, Lil McSweeney and Keith Morgan. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Benoit of Livingston; daughter, Loretta Sanchez and husband Frank, Jr. of Onalaska; grandsons, Christian Sanchez and Bubba Sanchez, both of Onalaska; brothers, Michael Morgan and wife Etta and Jimmy Morgan and wife Lynn, all of Staunton, Ill.; sisters, Chris Hienz and husband Wally of Highland, Ill. and Alice Lotspeich and husband Scott of St. Louis, Mo.; stepdaughters, Bonnie Hickman and husband Jimmy of Livingston and Cindy Underwood of Conroe; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BASS
LIVINGSTON -- Born in Paris, Texas on April 18, 1930, Donald Anthony Bass died June 7, 2014 at his residence in Livingston. He graduated from Paris High School and had fond memories of sliding down the banister of Graham Elementary School. (Naturally, the principal was ob-ligated to apply the "board of education" to his "seat of understanding.") He often smiled to say he left the principal's office to slide down again and go home. Don eventually sought the Creator in earnest and exchanged his GS-14 job with the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn, Md. for a doctorate of education from the University of Houston and served in public and parochial schools in Texas, Oregon, Mexico, Turkey and six years in Yemen. He said of his life: "God has been very gracious and merciful to me. My life has contained much more joy than I deserve." He trusted in God with all his heart and leaned not to his own understanding, and endeavored in all his ways to acknowledge Jesus Christ as his Savior and soon-coming King. His heart went out to the world's needy children, especially the ones with cleft palates. Don Bass is survived by his wife of 58 1/2 years, Helen Fay Chism Bass; three brothers; two brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law; and many adoring nieces and nephews, friends and former students. He was preceded in death by parents, Obie and Mattalene Freeland Bass; brothers, William and Ken and sister, Dorothy Ford of Waco. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, June 11, in Houston National Cemetery, Houston. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuner-al.com.

COCKRELL
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Eugene Ellis "Party" Cockrell, 84, of Corrigan were held Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the Corrigan First Baptist Church, with Bro. Ralph Johnston officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Billie Christine Smiley Cockrell of Corrigan; daughter, Janie Cockrell; daughters and sons-in-law, Bubba and Eva Perry and Luther and Barbara "Possum" Roden, all of Corrigan; grandchildren, T.J. Nash, Tracy Parrot, Michelle Roden, Kaycee Standley, Wesley Roden and Colter Perry; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Bobby Smiley of Corrigan and Donald and Magge Smiley of Kingwood and sister-in-law, Charlene Cockrell of Corrigan. He is preceded in death by his son, Michael Cockrell; parents, Ervin and Luna Cockrell; brothers, Elmer (Honey), Earlene (Maggie), Everett (Sybil) and Emitt (Dude) and father and mother-in-law, Bill and Sibyl Smiley. He served his country during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, obtaining the rank of sergeant. Party was married to the love of his life for 62 years. Through this marriage, there were four children; they were the light of his life. He became a "Poppa" and that light grew brighter. His children say family meant the world to him and he provided a caring loving home for all of them to be raised in and were proud to call home. The majority of his life he worked as a mechanic at his own business. But his real job was hunting, fishing, farming and story-telling. Anyone who knew him could tell some kind of hunting/fishing story he told them. This is what made him Party Cockrell. Military honors were provided by the the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Pallbearers were T.J. Nash, Colter Perry, Wesley Roden, Clay Nash, Luthur Cockrell and Johnny Cockrell. Honorary pallbearers were Wallace Dickson, Jerry Maxey, Bill Mac Cockrell, Alec Cockrell, Ben Cockrell, A.W. Cockrell and Jerry Cockrell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bulldog Blue Scholarship Fund, CISD, 504 S. Home St., Corrigan, TX 75939. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net.

BAGBY
CORRIGAN -- Graveside services for Alan Chapman "Chappy" Bagby, 68, of Diboll were held Monday, June 9, 2014, in Stryker Cemetery in Corrigan, with Bro. Rick Clark officiating. Mr. Bagby died on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in the Trinity Mission Health & Rehab in Diboll. Alan, also known as "Chappy," was born in El Paso County on Jan. 19, 1946, to William Cobb and Hope Alice Stewart Bagby. Friends and family say he was the sweetest person you would ever meet. He loved to watch TV, read, play Bingo, collecting all sorts of cans and, most of all, studying the Bible. Alan is survived by his sisters-in-law, Rebecca Robertson and husband Rian of Corrigan and Pamela Worley and husband Darryl of Bristol, Va.; brothersin-law, James Sanders and wife Jeneatte of Carthage and Richard Sanders of Huntsville; niece, Danielle Norman and husband Roman of Corrigan; nephew, Joshua Johnson of Corrigan; great-niece and nephew, Savannah and Ronald Ener of Corrigan; great-aunts, Faye Brown of Huntsville and June Raley of Huntsville and great-cousins, Perry Brown and Jerry Brown, both of Huntsville. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia "Patsy" Sanders Bagby; his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, David and Pauline Sanders and nephews, Michael and Jimmy Sanders. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Epilepsy Foundation and Heart to Heart Hospice. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences or sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net.

POKORNY
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Jim Pokorny, 83, of Onalaska were held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Deacon Mike Marion officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mr. Pokorny was born on March 26, 1931 in Dodge, Neb. and died on June 1, 2014 in Onalaska. He is preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Evelyn (Bartosh) Pokorny; brother, Robert Pokorny and lifelong friends, John and Dorothy Lyles. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Susie Pokorny of Howells, Neb.; sister-in-law, Alice Pokorny of Howells, Neb.; lifelong friend, Debbie Johnson of Onalaska; lifelong friends, Jon Lyles and Preston Lyles, both of Dry Prong, La.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

AKERY
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for David "Doc" Akery Sr., 70, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Faith Christian Center in Livingston, with Randy Findley officiating. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Doc was born on Nov. 19, 1943 in Houston and died on June 3, 2014 in Livingston. He married Janet Grace Hinkle on Oct. 1, 1988 in Houston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Gazella (Mandich) Akery. He is survived by his wife, Janet Akery of Livingston; daughters, Tina Marie Akery Read of Porter and Shere' Denise Akery Lipinski of Houston; stepsons, Matthew Douglas Smith of Kingwood and Aaron Christopher Smith of Spring; son, David Alan Akery Jr. of Fredericksburg; son-in-law, John Lipinski of Houston; daughter-in-law, Barbara Jane Smith of Spring; grandchildren, Joshua John Read, Bruce Edward Nolte III, Evangeline Beatrice Lipinski, Jazalyn Ann Frances Smith, Shelby Layne Smith, Charles Xavier Smith, Dara Catherine Smith, Evelyn Grace Smith, Deborah Ann Akery and Andrea Nicole Akery; great-granddaughter, Madilyn Marie Read; sisters, Katherine Ann Akery Stubbe of Cypress and Marilyn Beth Akery Gilbert of Cypress; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department, 1406 FM 3277, Livingston, TX 77351. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CRAGER
LIVINGSTON -- Ms. Shirley Harper Crager was born on Jan. 12, 1945 in Huntsville and died on June 2, 2014, peacefully, at her residence in Livingston. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 6, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Ms. Crager is preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Esther (Beck) Harper; husband, Kenneth Crager Sr. and siblings, Mary Emma Hartzler, David Harper and George Harper. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Crager Jr. of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Emily Stover and Edward of Vivian, La.; granddaughter, Payton Stover of Vivian, La.; siblings, Linda Crowson of Huntsville, Peggy McMillian of Riverside, Johnny Harper of Colorado Springs, Colo., Joe Harper of Huntsville and Judy Twardeski of Huntsville; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and companions, Ruby, Rusty, Lizzy and Moonlight. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CIESLIK
LIVINGSTON -- Diana Kay Cieslik, born on Oct. 28, 1956 in Nuremburg, Germany, to Virgil and Donna M. Rosean Tyner, died on June 4, 2014 at the age of 57 in Livingston. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Cieslik; son, Brandon Kyle Tyner; father, Virgil Tyner and stepmother Anna; sister, Cheryl Carter; nephew, Jeremy Carter; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Donna. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

DINGESS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lonnie George Dingess, 83, of Livingston were held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, Interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 9, in Forest Park Lawndale in Houston. Mr. Dingess was born on June 25, 1930 in Logan, W. Va. and died on June 2, 2014 in Livingston. He worked as a manager for Phillips Oil for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Dingess and Darlene (Moorehouse) Dingess Allen and granddaughter, Sheila Crutcher. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Audrey Dingess; daughters, Beverly Thompson, Belinda Sowards and Dianna and husband Ed Betzlaff; brother, Marvin Moorehouse; four grandchildren, Lonnie Neal and wife Jeannie, Corinna Wright and life-mate, Robbin, Jody Thompson and wife Courtney and Ron Jr. Stall; 12 great-grandchildren, Emily, Shanelle, Kendall-Kay, Cheyenne, Savannah, Carey, Cash, Zeden, Saderah, Shevelle, Laurelle and Jade; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MCLEOD
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Joyce Chastang McLeod, 79, of Houston were held on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaac officiating. Interment followed in Bold Springs Cemetery. Mrs. McLeod was born Jan. 20, 1935 in St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana, to Leroy Lyons Chastang and Edwina (Frierson) Chastang, and died on May 29, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She was a homemaker and loved her family. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John H. McLeod; son, Deane Bostick III and brother, Roy Chastang. She is survived by her daughters, Penny Morton of Onalaska, Wis. and Carey McLeod of Houston; sons, Anthony Bostick of Houston, John McLeod of Channelview and Clinton McLeod of Crosby; sister, Donna Hotard of Timpson; grandchildren, Deane, Shawn, Robin, Justin, Daniel, Alexis, Elvis, Johaiden, Austin and Clifford; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Amiah, Grace, MaKayla, Trey and Ethen; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

KELLAR
LIVINGSTON -- Karl Alan Kellar, born on Aug. 26, 1963 to Jerry and Roynel Kellar in Conroe, died on May 30, 2014 in Livingston at the age of 50 years. Karl was a Mason, belonging to Trinity Masonic Lodge No. 14 of Livingston. His loving family includes his wife of 30 years, Melody Kellar; daughter, Kasha Colvin and husband Matthew; son, Taylor Kellar; mother, Roynel Kellar; brother, Sammy Kellar; one grandchild, Rowan Colvin; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Karl is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Kenneth Kellar and a brother, Craig Kellar. Karl loved his family very much and will be forever in their hearts. A celebration of Karl's life was held on Monday, June 2, at Pace Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rex Hendrix officiating and with honors from Trinity Masonic Lodge of Livingston, TX. To send condolences online go pacefuneral.com.

CRIM
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Debra Lynn Crim, 46, of Goodrich will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. James Hilton and the Rev. Wayne Landrum officiating. Interment will follow in Bold Springs Cemetery. Debra was born on Aug. 6, 1967 in Baytown and died on June 1, 2014 in Livingston. Debra was well loved by many and considered a mother to everyone. She was also known as the "best maker of chicken and dumplings." Debra is preceded in death by her parents, William and Charlene Crim and brother, Dennis McNeese. She is survived by her daughters, Christine Crim of Goodrich and Paula Collier of Goodrich; grandson, Hunter Allen Vincent of Goodrich; sister, Patricia Crim of Goodrich; brother, Michael Crim and wife Juanita of Goodrich; very special friend, James Hudson of Goodrich; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

TROUTMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Jessie Franklin Troutman, 88, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Scott Tidwell and Deacon Andy Muldrow officiating. Interment will follow in Ace Com-munity Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Mr. Troutman was born on Aug. 28, 1925 in Purcell, Okla. and died on May 30, 2014 in Livingston. He proudly served his country in World War II from 1943-45. Jessie is preceded in death by his parents, John H. Troutman and Blanch (Ficklin) Troutman; son, Lee Chavers and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Troutman of Ace; son, Ralph Smith of Ace; daughters, Donna Brooks and husband Larry of Ace, Debra Moores of Baytown and Betty Collins and husband Mikel of Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Laura Malena of Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CRAGER
LIVINGSTON -- Ms. Shirley Sue Harper Crager was born on Jan. 12, 1945 in Huntsville and died on June 2, 2014, peacefully, at her residence in Livingston. Funeral services for Shirley will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 6, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 5, also at Cochran Funeral Home. A full obituary will be published at a later date. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MANSHACK
LIVINGSTON -- Services for R. L. Manshack, 67, of Cleveland were held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at First Concord Baptist Church in Rye. Interment followed in Concord Cemetery in Rye. Mr. Manshack was born on Aug. 10, 1946 in Livingston and died on June 1, 2014 in Cleveland. He is preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Estelle (Lambright) Manshack and wife, Sylvia Ann Manshack. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Manshack and Sheila of Crosby, Jerry Manshack and Tina of New Caney and Barry Manshack and Maria of Hardin; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry Littleton and Robert of Splendora; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol Keddie and Larry of Crockett, Wanda de Villiers and Charles of Lake Jackson, Joan Lowe and Joseph of Katy and Kathy Vanderhider of Lake Jackson; brother and sister-in-law, Dee Manshack and Jennifer of Rye; grandchildren, Ariana, Dakota, Jarrod, Mason, Marissa, Colton, Jason, Jenny, Jasmine, Miranda, Kristina and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Adelyn and Juliette; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BOSWELL
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Wilano H. Boswell, 95, of Humble will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 19618 Atasca Oaks Dr., in Humble, with Bishop Larkin LeSuerer officiating. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, just prior to service time. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Boswell was born on June 9, 1918 in Silsbee and died on May 30, 2014 in Kingwood. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Timothy and Clara Ella (Holmes) Oakley; husband, Melvin Boswell and sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and James Ernest. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Green of Humble, Lynn and husband Ray Spriller of Humble, Pat Cooper of Lynchburg, Va., Judy Munn of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Sandy and husband Gordan Davis of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SCHNEIDER
ONALASKA -- A memorial service for Nancy Schneider, 62, of Onalaska will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Preacher (John Brown) officiating. Nancy was born on Dec. 10, 1951 in Stuttgart, Germany, to Noel Avery Sr. and Ilse Annamaria (Statter) Avery, and died on May 24, 2014 in Livingston. She is survived by her children, James Schneider and Lisa of Onalaska, Tammy Stevens of Michigan and Pete Schneider of Michigan; grandchildren, Jesse McCollum, Andrew Myslewick, Tasha Myslewick and Rachal Walsh; numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Wolfgang Avery and Debbie of Boerne, Noel W. Avery Jr. and Debby of Florida and Julie Antley and James of Onalaska; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LAMBETH
LIVINGSTON -- Francis "Frank" Norman Lambeth, born Jan. 5, 1926, died on May 29, 2014 in Marble Falls at the age of 88. He was a former resident of Big Sandy, near Livingston, and was a member of Sunflower Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife: Jeanette Lambeth; daughters, Lanna Barnhart and Candy Bearden; sons, David Lambeth and Royce Lambeth; nine grandchil-dren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was retired from Richman Tank Car Mfg. Co. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Sunflower Baptist Church, 5353 Sunflower Rd., Livingston. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a monetary contribution to his surviving wife, Jeanette Lambeth. Mail to: Jeanette Lambeth, 410 Gateway Pkwy., Marble Falls, TX 78654.

LOVE
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Minnie Lee Love, 81, of Corrigan will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at First Community Missionary Baptist Church in Leggett, with Pastor Curtis Hester officiating. Interment will follow in St. Andrew's Cemetery in Onalaska. Viewing and visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until noon at the church. Mrs. Love was born on April 4, 1933 in Onalaska, the daughter of Jesse and Fannie Mae Johnson, and died on June 1, 2014 at her resi-dence. She grew up in Onalaska, moving to Corrigan 61 years ago. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Perry Love, whom she married on July 25, 1952 in Onalaska; five daughters, Rosie (Wayne) Love, Murl (James) Hubert, Mary (Leroy) Durham, Fannie Love and Essie Love; four sisters, Loyna Seals, Johnnie Fransaw, Ruby Shine and Mattie Fransaw; brother, Ben Johnson; daughters-in-law, Lillian Love and Nellie Love; numerous precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Perry Jr., Melvin Sr. and Teuthus Love and daughter, Glorita. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Members of the church will serve as honorary pallbearers. Charles Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

GAGE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Floyd Hays Gage Sr., 78, of Spring are pending at Cochran Funeral Home. He was born on June 7, 1935 in Minden and died peacefully on June 2, 2014 at his home in Spring. He is preceded in death by his son, Floyd Jr.; his parents, Cynthia and John M. Gage; two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Murphy Gage, formerly of Livingston; two beautiful daughters, Brenda Gage Washbourne and husband Graham of Huntsville and Beki Gage Orsak and husband Mark of Spring; three granddaughters, Brooke Orsak and Brandy and Ashley Alexander; two grandsons, Blake Orsak and Kirk Alexander and wife Brandi; brother, Jesse "Dutt" Gage and sister, Katherine Welch, both of Henderson; and numerous other relatives and friends. His many talents included church song leader, baseball umpire, a guitar back-up on Jim Reeves' radio station and honor guard for President Eisenhower during the cold war in Germany. Hays was a U.S. Army sergeant from 1958 to 1962 under General Sam Houston IV. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MURPHY
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Katherine Jeanne Murphy, 57 of Livingston, Texas, is currently pending. Katherine was born on Aug. 14, 1956 in Houston and died on May 27, 2014 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her father, Kennard Eddie Williams and son, Jerry Douglas Murphy. She is survived by her daughter, Abbie Pursley and husband Jonathan of Livingston; mother, Billie Williams of Rye; grandchildren, Roy Douglas Murphy II of Liberty, Jonathan Pursley of Livingston, Ty Winter of Livingston, Trinity Winter of Livingston and Lillian Pursley of Livingston; sister, Kathy Kelly of Rye; brother, Elton Williams of Sour Lake; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

NIX
ONALASKA -- A memorial service for Shirley May (Reed) Nix, 72, of Point Blank was held Saturday, May 24, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Louie Matthews officiating. Mrs. Nix was born June 23, 1941 in Syracuse, N.Y., to Charles and Josephine (Bonner) Reed, and died on May 16, 2014 in Point Blank. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Penny Sue Warren; brothers, Lindon Reed, Donald Reed, Leslie Reed, and William Reed and sister, Juanita Reed. Mrs. Nix is survived by her husband, Ritchie Nix of Point Blank; daughters, Cindy Hoffart of Klein, Sandra Samples of Sellersburg, Ind. and Lee Ann Matthews of Point Blank; stepson, Carry Nix of Santa Fe; sister, Carol Parker of Central Square, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SULLIVAN
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Vanessa Jean Sullivan, 43, of Shepherd was held on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Paul Boyd officiating. Vanessa was born on Oct. 9, 1970 in Corpus Christi and died on May 25, 2014 in Shepherd. She is preceded in death by her father, Gary L. Sullivan and brother, Jerry L. Sullivan. She is survived by her children, Hunter White and Skylar White; mother, Rosemary Sullivan; brother and sister-in-law, James and Linda Sullivan; sister, Sandra Kay Sullivan; spouse, Donny White; nieces and nephews, Zach Riley, Savannah Riley, Seth Sullivan and Spencer Comeaux; stepchildren, Christane White-Tidwell and Justin White; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CHILDS
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Anna Ruth Childs of Livingston, formerly of Onalaska, were held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Blanchard Baptist Church, with the Rev. Fred Alford officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mrs. Childs was born on Nov. 24, 1939 in Mineral Wells, the daughter of Raymond W. and Eva Lee McKee, and died on May 22, 2014 at her residence. She was a founder and charter member of the Onalaska Lioness Club, former active member of the Onalaska Chamber of Commerce, promoted Lake Livingston businesses and community services and was former owner of A&M Office Supply and Printing. She was retired and a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Richard H. Childs, whom she married on Feb. 2, 1970 in Miami, Ohio; daughter, Lyn Carroll; son, Ken Childs; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers and one sister. Pallbearers were Ken Childs, Ryan Childs, Michael Childs, Christian Crider, Sean Gilnore and Chris McKee. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

KENNER
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Jeff Daniel Kenner, 85, of Livingston were held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Clint Smith officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mr. Kenner was born Oct. 22, 1928 in Onalaska, to William and Molly Kenner, and died on May 28, 2014 in Livingston. He worked during his lifetime as a welder for the Local 211-Pipefitters Union. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Aline Kenner; daughters, Gale Sublett and Patricia Smith; great-granddaughter, Anna-Leigh Smith; brothers, Billy Kenner and Joe Kenner and sister, Helen Augustonie. He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Gillan of Livingston; sister, Beulah Henry; grandchildren, Kris Sublett, Chad Sublett, Mandy Sublett, Clint Smith and Lacy Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Trisha, Nick, Brett, Jordyn, Tyler, Madison, Landon, Andrew-Lee and Rayeah; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Kris Sublett, Chad Sublett, Clinton Smith, Hunter Higginbotham, Randy Higginbotham and Ronald Higginbotham. Honorary pallbearers were sons-in-law, Terry Sublett and Patrick Smith. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

REEGS
ONALASKA -- A memorial service for Katie Julian Reegs, 81, of Onalaska will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Chaplain Jason Sandefer officiating. Mrs. Reegs was born on March 30, 1933 in Lubbock and died on May 20, 2014 in Onalaska. She worked as a legal secretary for many years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert L. and Maude Eliza (Randolph) Julian; husband, Willie A. Reegs and siblings, John Julian, James Howard Julian, Maurice Albert Julian, Ernest W. "Tooter" Julian, Bobbie Ruth Julian Partin and Betty Jean Julian Gilson. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Reegs and wife Kathy of Onalaska; grandchildren, Henry W. Musterman, Phillip W. Musterman, Cherie L. Reegs and Cassie E. Reegs, all of Conroe; great-grandsons, Alan Musterman and Aric Musterman; sister, Faye Pierce of Round Rock; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

RIDDLE
LIVINGSTON -- Helen Joyce Riddle, 84, died on Friday, May 23, 2014, under the care of Hospice at Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care in Houston. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Leah Gibson; husband Alvis "Buddy" Riddle; son, Bill Riddle; grandson, Ryan Riddle and son-in-law, Bill McDougal. Helen is survived by her sister, Dorothy Holmes; brother, Virgil Gibson; sons and wives, Jimmy and Carolyn Riddle, Robert Riddle, Rocky and Linda Riddle and David and Vicki Riddle; daughter, Ann McDougal, and Sharlot McElroy; grandchildren, Shannon Janek, Jason Riddle, Deni McKay, Amber Riddle, Josh Riddle, Matt Riddle, Alex Riddle, Lauren Riddle, Aly Riddle, Bryan Wilkins, Lyndsey Bratton, Julie Gilaspie, Dana Kurtin, BJ McDougal, Nick Riddle and Chris Riddle; 27 great-grandchildren; cousins; nieces and nephews. Helen was known as a loving wife, mom, and treasured friend who had a wonderful sense of humor. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, at Second Baptist Church, 19449 Katy Fwy., Houston, under the guidance of Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services, 6200 N. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77074. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HELTON
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Lon L. Helton, 85, of Corrigan were held on Sunday, May 25, 2014, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Charlie Hodge officiating. Interment followed in Carmona Cemetery in Carmona. Corrigan Masonic Lodge No. 1103 conducted services following the chapel service. Mr. Helton died on Friday, May 23, 2014, in Hospice In The Pines of Lufkin. He was born on May 22, 1929 in Nogalus Prairie, to Lonnie Olin and Jonah Ainsworth Helton. He enjoyed raising gardens, cattle, loved old tractors, sitting in the garage and waving at the motorists as they passed by; some would stop and visit with him. Lon L. loved good deer and coon hounds. He loved visiting with his friends from The Diamond H Ranch in Woodlake and his Masonic Lodge Brothers from Corrigan Lodge No. 1103. He was member of Corrigan Lodge for 64 years, past Worshipful Master, Houston Scottish Rite 32 Degree Mason and Houston Arabia Shriners. He cherished his family, especially his grandsons. Mr. Helton is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Neva Stanford Helton; son, Lon L. Helton Jr. and Lon Jr's girlfriend, Davida Elliott; grandson, Kevin Helton and wife Erin; granddaughter-in-law, Callie Helton; brother, Harell C. Helton and numerous other relatives. He is preceded in death by parents; sister, Nancy Ann Helton and grandson, Kyle Bart Helton. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Cockrell, Harrell C. Helton, Bo Fortune, W.J. Bearden and Bo Smith/ In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice In The Pines, 1201 W. Frank, Lufkin, TX and Corrigan Lodge No. 1103, 102 E. Ben Franklin, Corrigan, TX. To send condolences and to sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net.

REDDING
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Michelle Sandra Redding, 54, of Houston will be held at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, with the Rev. Chris Borden officiating. Mrs. Redding was born on March 2, 1960 in Encino, Calif. and died on May 24, 2014 in Houston. She worked as a hotel auditor for many years. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Redding of Houston; cousin, Robert Hoffman of California; daughter, Corinne Redding of Naperville, Ill.; son, Kevin Redding of Wilmington, Del.; son, Cameron Redding of Naperville, Ill.; daughter, Kayla Redding of Fort Worth; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LERMA
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Joe Lerma, 99, of Houston were held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Father Clifton Labbe, SVD officiating. Interment followed in Stryker Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Lerma was born on Feb. 8, 1915 in Driskell and died on May 23, 2014 in Baytown. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vicente and Escolastica (Torrez) Lerma; wife, Margaret Lerma and daughter, Linda Jo. He is survived by his niece and husband, Evelyn and David Diaz of Houston; niece and husband, Sulema and Paul Reyes of Bay-town; niece, Janie Polo of Houston; nephew, Bobby Turnipseed and his wife of Baytown; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

ROGERS
CEDAR PARK -- Buddy Clarence Rogers, 71, of Lago Vista died on Friday, May 23, 2014. He was laid to rest on Tuesday, May 27, at Hillcrest Cemetery in McLean, with his mother and grandparents. A memorial service and celebration of his life is being planned. Buddy was born Aug. 4, 1942 in Amarillo, to Bob Rogers and Lorene Damron Rogers. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated from University of Houston at Clear Lake. Buddy was a gifted writer and musician. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an accomplished and award-winning wheelchair athlete and an early advocate for wheelchair basketball, travelling the country to participate in a variety of competitions. An avid bird watcher and Texas history buff, Buddy had many interests. He was the first president of the Texas Paralyzed Veteran's Association and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Buddy is survived by his devoted wife, Brenda Vincent Rogers; his daughter, Kristi Katz Gordy and son-in-law David of Leander; son Martin Katz and daughter-in-law Courtney of Houston; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Fallon and Gianna Gordy; brother, Glenn Rogers and his wife Charlene; niece, Stephanie Swift and her husband Troy; as well as a host of other family and friends. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Buddy's honor to Children's Medical Center Foundation for the Dell Children's Inpatient Rehabilitation Canine-Assist Therapy Endowment supportdellchildrens.org or to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org to help injured veterans. Beck Funeral Home, Cedar Park, was in charge of arrangements.

MURPHY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Enneth Murphy, 83, of Livingston were held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Camp Ruby Community Church in Livingston, with Bro. Robert Smith officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery. Military Honors were provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Mr. Murphy was born on Sept. 26, 1930 at Village Mills, to Lillie Mae and Eual Murphy. Enneth was raised in Polk County and lived here most of his life. He went to Big Sandy School and played all kinds of sports while in school. After graduation, he joined the Ma-rines, where he served proudly and was honorably discharged after his tour of duty was over. He went to Houston in 1953, working at Hughes Ford Company. There he met his future wife, Bobbylene; they become engaged and married in October of 1954. To this union, two children were born, a daughter, Cindy and a son, Darrell. After being laid off, Enneth moved his young family to Polk County and Camp Ruby became home again. He worked at several jobs, then became employed with the Highway Department, where he stayed for 26 years until his retirement in 1992. He loved hunting, fishing, and his family. In 1988, he surrendered his life to Christ and loved working for the Lord's service. His life took a new and wonderful turn. Enneth is survived by his daughter, Cindy and husband Mike Nichols of Tomball; son, Darrell and wife Sharon Murphy of Camp Ruby; two grandchildren, Autumn and husband John Cox of Camp Ruby and Kabe and wife Chelsea Murphy of Camp Ruby; six great-grandchildren, Chloe, Paige, Lev and Hayes Cox of Camp Ruby and Eli and Dax Murphy of Camp Ruby; sister, Murel Welch of The Bradford in Livingston; sister-in-law, Audra Murphy of Livingston; a host of wonderful friends, nieces, nephews, and his Midway Church Family. Pallbearers were O.L. Collins, Randy VanWagner, Tommy Slack, Ronald Cox, John Cox and Kabe Murphy. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SCOTT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Michael Eugene Scott, 71, of Livingston will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Pat Hitt officiating and R.J. Wesley reading the eulogy. Interment will follow in Holhausen-Darby Cemetery in Moscow. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 30, at the funeral home. Mr. Scott was born on March 24, 1943 in Corpus Christi and died on May 23, 2014 in the VA Hospital in Houston. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean conflict and two tours of duty in Vietnam. His last duty station was VRF-31 in Norfolk, Va. After retiring from the Navy, he became a master partsman and worked at Smickless Chevrolet in Oklahoma City, Gandra Buick in Oklahoma City, Landmark Chevrolet in Houston and Bounds Chevrolet in Livingston. He loved to rebuild motors on friends' cars, loved fishing, and telling stories. He is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Ollene (McCrany) Scott. He is survived by his wife, Jessa (Gebhart) Scott of Livingston; children, Vivian Carpenter of Tomball, Tammy Ciolfi of Virginia, Robert Loper of North Carolina, Vanessa Craigue of Beaumont and Clifford Glenn Scott of Livingston; sister, Jeanette Park of Seymore, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. The U.S. Navy will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Willett, R.J. Wesley, Keith Gorenflo, Clifford Glenn Scott, M.C. Cortinas, John Bratton, James Bratton and Bobby Craigue. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CAPPS
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Lonnie Dale Capps, 75, of Corrigan were held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Robert Jones officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Capps died on Monday, May 26, 2014, in the Corrigan LTC Partners Nursing Home in Corrigan. Lonnie was born on Dec. 20, 1938 in Hardin County, to Lonnie Garlon and Ola Mae Hodge Capps. Mr. Capps started off pulling logs in a flume for Champion Paper and by the end of his career he was working in the Power House as an operator at Bowater Papermill In Grenada, Miss. Mr. Capps is survived by his sons, Daniel Capps Sr. and daughter-in-law Lisa of Houston and Kevin Capps and wife Maricel of Plano; daughter, Kina Kitchen of Livingston; grandchildren, Dustin Havard, Allen Maze, Kevin McGaughey, Daniel Capps Jr, Austin Capps, Christopher Capps, Brittany Graham and Elizabeth White and husband Jonathan of West Memphis, Ark.; great-granddaughters, Josie Havard, Tori Havard, Abigail Graham and Madison White and many cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Laverne Capps Sisney and Bertie Mae Capps Lewis; brother, Lubin Wesley Capps and great-granddaughter, Marley Havard. Honorary pallbearers were Dustin Havard, Allen Maze, Kevin McGaughey, Daniel Capps Jr, Austin Capps, Christopher Capps, Randy Frankens, Michael Capps and Larry Bean III. To send condolences and to sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WILEY
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for William R. Wiley Jr., 62, of Livingston was held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Living-ston. Mr. Wiley was born on June 27, 1951 in Dearborn, Mich. and died on May 20, 2014 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents, William R. Wiley Sr. and Lenora (York) Wiley. He is survived by his wife, Gail Wiley of Livingston; daughters, Sandra Wiley of Livingston, Leslie Thompson and husband Justin of Clute and Jennifer Odom and husband James of Livingston; grandchildren, Kaleb Cox, Emma Gail Odom and Darcie Thompson; close friends, Sharon Yancy and LouAnn Yancy; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

STUBBS
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Maysel Erlene Stubbs, 87, of Cleveland, formerly of Onalaska, were held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Stubbs was born on Aug. 22, 1926 in Ladelle, Ark. and died on May 19, 2014 in Cleveland. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ancy and Minnie (Vining) Burch; husband, Elbert Louis Stubbs, whom she married on July 3, 1946; brothers, Billie Burch and Freeman Burch and sisters, Mary Graham, Winnie Varnell and Della Thomas. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Glen Stubbs and Susan of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Connie E. Schiller and David of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Elbert Ray Stubbs and Kim of Corrigan; grandchildren and spouses, Donna Stern and Steve, Melanie Schiller, Adam Schiller, Courtney Wilson and Daniel, and Ashley Stubbs; great-grandchildren, Mira Stern, Sophia Stern, Cameron Stern, Seth Stern, Chloe Wilson, Reed Wilson and Jace Stubbs; sisters, Ancy Mae McKiever and Clennie Clampit; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

DOBBS
RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Troy H. Dobbs died on May 18, 2014. He was born on Aug. 11, 1943 in Livingston. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force in 1961 and proudly served his country for 23 years until he retired in 1984. Troy met his wife, Barbara White, while stationed in Oklahoma. He received military orders and left for England shortly after meeting her and subsequently wrote letters to Barbara for one and a half years. He told everyone the reason they got married was for an excuse for him to visit the States and for Barbara to go to England. They were married on July 30, 1968 in Oklahoma and then returned to England. Troy and Barbara had two children, Steve and Jennifer. He was very proud of his children and their accomplishments. During his military career, he was stationed in Texas, Spain, Oklahoma, England, Michigan, Colorado, Turkey, Arkansas and New Mexico. Troy received numerous awards while in the military. He also completed his bachelor of science degree in occupational education while in the military, graduating in 1984. Troy said he chose to retire in New Mexico because there were no mosquitoes, hurricanes, or tornadoes and very little snow. After retirement, Troy said he had to go to work for a living and spent the next 24 years working as a technical writer. He finally retired at the age of 66 to enjoy a life of doing a list of "honey-dos" for Barbara. Troy was known for his wit, sarcasm and humor by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara, of the home; his son Steve and his wife Lesley; grandchildren, Kelton, Alayna and Braydon of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter, Jennifer Dobbs of El Dorado, Ark.; his two sisters, Laverne and husband A. D. Dillon, Mildred and husband Tommy Gene Clifton and brother, Tommy Dobbs and wife Kathy of Livingston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Irvie Dobbs. A memorial service was held on Friday, May 23, at French Funerals in Rio Rancho, NM. To sign the online guestbook, go to french-funerals.com.

WOMACK
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Andrew "Buddy" Womack, 101, of Livingston were held on May 17, 2014 at Holy Ground International, with Apostle L.C. Youngblood of the Church of God in Christ officiating. Interment followed in Grace Hill Cemetery in Blanchard. Mr. Womack was born on April 15, 1913 in Point Blank, to the late Henry and Mary Womack, and died on May 12, 2014 in Livingston. He was a farmer and a volunteer for the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Church of God in Christ. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 80 years, Minnie Lee Ballard Womack; daughters, Freddie Mae McCormick (Fred), Eliza Jay Adair and Lois Dirden; son, Charles E. Womack; 23 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 36 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Carl Davis, Charles Davis, Reid Dirden, Martie Dirden, Cedric Dirden, Mark McCormick, Gregg Womack and Joseph Womack. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

COOK
ONALASKA -- Services for Dois Marie Cook, 73, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Larry Shine officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 25, also at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. Mrs. Cook was born on Aug. 10, 1940 in Sikes, La. and died on May 22, 2014 in Houston. She was known as a loving wife, mother and devout Christian; she was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church in Onalaska. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She was an avid sports fan and loved the Houston Rockets. She married Walter Cook, on Dec. 24, 1957; they celebrated 56 loving years of marriage together. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Myrtis (Peppers) Taylor; dad, Marshall Woodard; brothers, Travis Taylor and John Taylor; sister, Mary Coates and niece, Karen Bruce. She is survived by her husband, Walter Cook of Onalaska; son, Greg Cook of Onalaska; grandson, Ryan Cook of Magnolia; granddaughter, Brittany Cook of Onalaska; niece and husband, Dena and John Whittington of Onalaska; nephew and wife, Dewayne and Kim Taylor of Onalaska; brothers and sistersin-law, Ricky and Ruth Taylor of Onalaska, Laveral and Nancy Taylor of La Porte and Ron-nie and Elizabeth Taylor of Pasadena; sister-in-law, Louise Taylor of Deer Park and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Dewayne Taylor, Matt Taylor, Andy Taylor, Josh Taylor, Ricky Taylor Jr. and John Whittington. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CONNORS
LIVINGSTON -- Audra Arlene Connors, of Point Blank was born on Dec. 14 in an undisclosed year in Joplin, Mo. and died on May 19, 2014 in Livingston. She worked as the equipment control manager for the Port of Houston for many years. Audra was known as someone who never met a stranger and was always the life of the party; she lit up every room she walked into. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Nadine (Quackenbush) Caldwell; daughter, Cindy Malone; sister, Virginia Gibson and brother, Bubba Caldwell. She is survived by her husband, Michael Blake of Point Blank; sons, Bruce Smith and David Smith, both of Point Blank; sister, Wanda Look of Galveston; grandchildren and spouses, Amber and Jerry Lockwood of Dickinson, David and Crystal Smith of Rockwall and Misty Smith of Rainbow City, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Raynee Lockwood, Jordan Lockwood, Brandon Lowery, Catlin Lowery and Tyler Lowery; niece and husband, Karen and John Regini of Galveston; and numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CLENDENNEN
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Tyra Jo Clendennen, 76, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, May 21, in Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mrs. Clendennen was born on July 27, 1937 in Gilmer and died on May 17, 2014 in Goodrich. Family members say everyone knew her by her infectious laugh and positivity and that, even in the toughest of times, she was always an inspiration to all who loved her and knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Gracie (Lee) Sanders; her husband, and numerous other relatives. She is survived by her daughters, Ranita Shows of Alexandria, La., Debra Smith of Kilgore, Virginia Gayle of Nevada and Leonna and husband Leonard Howard of Goodrich; son, Joe Don Smith of Amarillo; granddaughter, Sabrina Howard; seven other grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Woody Chism, Danny Bailey, Pete Rasco, Leonard Howard, Keith Howard and Don Holse. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

PONCHO
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Marion Snider Poncho, 73, of Woodville were held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Indian Village Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. David Busby and the Rev. Darrell Surface officiating. Interment followed in the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery. He was born on May 3, 1941 on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County and died on May 17, 2014 in Woodville. He was known as a devoted husband and father; he was also very proud of being a lay minister. He had a love for gospel, was a Sunday school teacher, and was a devote Christian who was dedicated to the Lord. He is preceded in death by his parents, Folsom David Poncho and Taia (John) Poncho; brothers, Chap Poncho and Needham Poncho and sister-in-law, Wanda Poncho. He is survived by his wife, Mary Poncho of Woodville; daughters, Rashyal Sylestine and husband Frank of the reservation, Sylvia Lovelace and husband, Britt of Rockport and Charla Talacon and husband Shash of Christen, Wash.; stepson, James Hunter of Warren; brothers, Robert Poncho of the reservation and Elwin Poncho of Spurger; sisters, Ruthie Padilla, Lenora Williams and Jennie Thompson of the reservation; sisters-in-law, Henrietta Poncho of the reservation, Joyce Poncho of the reservation and Elizabeth Poncho of Spurger; grandchildren, Leif Poncho, Cameron and Isabella Buford, and Koral, Bart and Karman Sylestine; step-grandchildren, Matthew and Sterling Lovelace and Brittany Kolodziej and husband Marty; great-grandchild, Quinn Kolodziej; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Stewart Poncho, Rydell Williams, Eric Poncho, Elgin Poncho, Troy Langley, Zachary Williams, Richard Thompson and Marcus Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Roby Williams, Harvey Williams, Michael Reyna, Sean Williams, Laine Langley and Talon Sky Williams. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HICKS
LIVINGSTON -- Margaret Jane Hicks, 75, died on May 16, 2014 in Livingston, after her battle with cancer. Margaret was born on July 26, 1938, to Michael Cashatt and Nadine (Hollingsworth) Cashatt, in Breckenridge, Mo. Margaret is preceded in death by her father and mother; son, Terry Dwayne Hicks and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Hicks Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Marvin of Livingston; son, Toby Dale Hicks of Livingston; special friend to the family and Toby, Brenda Ducett of Livingston; daughter, Sandra Ann Hicks of Keithville, La.; special friend to the family and Sandy, Sondra Kaye Smith Lawrence of Keithville, La.; granddaughters, Jessica Lena Hicks of College Station and Alexandra Dale Hicks of Livingston; brother, Walter Cashatt and wife Wilda of Independence, Mo.; sister, Vonnie Narr and husband Ronnie of Mead-ville, Mo.; brothers-in-law, Bobby Hicks and wife Dorothy of Independence, Mo. and Fred Hicks and wife Pat of Edmond, Okla.; niece, Monica Palmer and husband Johnny of Meadville, Mo.; niece, Donna Crist and husband Don of Independence, Mo.; nephew, Duane Hicks and wife Julie of Independence, Mo.; niece, Beverly Thomas and husband Brent of Tomball; niece, Stacy Hagman and husband Todd of Louisville, Ky.; nephew, Mark Hicks and wife Nichole of Indianapolis, Ind. and numerous great nieces and nephews. Margaret grew up in Breckenridge, Mo., where her dad worked for Burlington Railroad most of his life and her stay-at-home mom raised Margaret and her siblings. Margaret was an avid basketball player and a very popular cheerleader. She attended Girl's State her senior year and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1956. In 1960, Margaret was employed by a telephone co-op and at the age of 23, she became the head bookkeeper of the co-op. In 1963, Marvin and Margaret were married and Marvin gained a wonderful addition to his marriage with Margaret, a son, Terry Dwayne Hicks. Terry would later serve for several years as a fire chief of the Scenic Loop Fire Department of Lake Livingston. In 1966, before leaving Breckenridge, Margaret and Marvin became the proud parents of Toby Dale Hicks. They packed up their family and moved to Hartdale, Mo. and in 1968, Margaret gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Sandy Ann. Margaret worked for a local hospital and became the assistant administrator. In 1973, again the Hickses packed up their family and made one final move to the great state of Texas and the beautiful East Texas country surrounding Lake Livingston. Marvin and Margaret took over the management of Lake Livingston Telephone Company and shortly after purchased the telephony company. In 1997, they sold Lake Livingston Telephone Company and retired to the Reata Ranch in western Polk County where they enjoyed country living, riding horses, participating with their many Wagon 7 friends on the Salt Grass Trail Ride and the Rancher's Ride. Marvin and Margaret rode the Salt Grass Trail every day come sunshine or rain and spent many evenings with friends and family gathered around a fire sharing stories and laughter. Eventually, they "un-retired" to manage their business, Eastex Security. Margaret enjoyed the challenge of helping to grow the many facets of their business. Margaret was very much involved in operating Eastex Security until the very end. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Livingston and was very active in MYF when her children were very young. Margaret was also involved with her husband Marvin in many community activities. Margaret's friendships not only touched the four corners of Polk County, but also the many friends in the great state of Texas and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Wagon 7, Ranchers Ride, and the friends of her family of the elite Texas cowboy organization, Tejas Vaqueros. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 20, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. James Frazier and Dr. Don Willis officiating. Pallbearers were James Bergman, Shannon Carter, Steve Heizer, Larry Hill, Brent Hunter, Craig Jones, Malcolm Jones, Eddie Martin, Gary Don Murphy, Joey Pedigo, Phil Smith and Johnny Van Matre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Youth Fellowship. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

JOHNSON
BAYTOWN -- Jennie Dry Johnson, 74, of Livingston died on May 16, 2014. She was born May 5, 1940 in Lufkin. Jennie was known for her big heart. One of her greatest accomplishments was raising 11 children. She was an avid gardener and crafter. She loved the outdoors. She also loved her work as a CNA in Polk County where she took care of her patients like she took care of her children. She was known as a giving and warm person who loved to help others and enjoyed her work until she retired. At Jennie's request the family will not be holding any services. To view her online obituary, or post a tribute to her family, go to navarrefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Baytown.

NIX
ONALASKA -- A memorial service for Shirley May (Reed) Nix, 72, of Point Blank will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Louie Matthews officiating. Mrs. Nix was born June 23, 1941 in Syracuse, N.Y., to Charles and Josephine (Bonner) Reed, and died on May 16, 2014 in Point Blank. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Penny Sue Warren; brothers, Lindon Reed, Donald Reed, Leslie Reed and William Reed and sister, Juanita Reed. Mrs. Nix is survived by her husband, Ritchie Reed of Point Blank; daughters, Cindy Hoffart of Klein, Sandra Samples of Sellersburg, Ind. and Lee Ann Matthews of Point Blank; stepson, Carry Nix of Santa Fe; sister, Carol Parker of Central Square, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CAGLE
LIVINGSTON -- Kevin Glenn Cagle, born on Jan. 20, 1981 in Humble, to Wendell Glenn Cagle and Sheila Dianne Cooper Cagle, died on May 16, 2014 in Point Blank at the age of 33. Survivors include his mother, Sheila Cagle; son, Hunter Levi Cagle; daughter, Liliane Summer Cagle; sister, Heather Ashley Cagle; grandpa, Arthur Lee Cagle; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Kevin was preceded in death by his father and grandmothers, Iva Cooper and Mattie Alma Cagle. His little boy was born on his birth-day. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. on Friday May 23, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston. A celebration of Kevin's life will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, at Christian Faith, 1040 Hwy 190, Oakhurst, with Pastor Dale Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in Smith Butler Cemetery in Point Blank. Pallbearers will be Calvin Steele, Greg Rowe, Ronnie Elliot, Travis Dean, Marc Love and Jason Moses. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Steele and Jeffrey Lindsey. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

HASTY
CORRIGAN -- Funeral Services for Harold Clifton Hasty, 66, of Corrigan were held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Corrigan, with the Rev. Lesly Wilkinson officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Hasty died on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Harold was born on Oct. 29, 1947 in Palestine, to Clifton and Lena Hasty. He dearly loved his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and was known by H.C., "Hasty," Eugene and "Popi." Harold enjoyed working out in his yard, mowing especially. He served his country proudly in the USMC from Oct. 31, 1968 until July 22, 1974. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Shirlene "Sissy"; son, Christopher Sanders and wife Nicole of Corrigan; daughters, Jennifer Thomas and husband Wes of Little Rock, Ark., Megan Bedre and husband Barry of Palestine and Krystal Currie of Corrigan; grandson, Troy Hasty-Wilson and wife Kat of Palestine; granddaughters, Amy and Ally of Little Rock, Ark. and Ali, Karli, Kendall, Kadee, Chasity and Kayla of Corrigan; great-grandchildren, Penelope and Kevin Wilson of Palestine; numerous nieces and nephews; a very special sister and brother-in-law, Jean Turbyfill and husband Wayne and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; stepdad, Rudolph Jung; son, Kevin Hasty; brother, Donald Hasty; grandson, Jarod Hasty Wil-son and father-in-law, Kenneth Thomas. Pallbearers were Gary Currie, Paden Reed, Dean Bowman, Gene Bacon, Hunter Bullock, Tracy Gossett, Johnny Mercer and Bubba Lynn Braneff. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences and sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net.

BRAZZIEL
CORRIGAN -- Nellie "Nell" Ann Brazziel, lifetime resident of Corrigan, moved around a bit during and after WWII. She lived the last 55 years of her life in the house she was born in. Her grandfather, William Parnell Maxey, built the house before the Civil War. He and Mr. Hendry established Union Springs Church and School. Nell was a long time member of Union Springs Baptist Church and later joined Barnum Baptist Church with her husband, where she was a member for the last 40 years. Nell was born on Oct. 24, 1907 and died on May 19, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Alton Brazziel. She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne Parks; granddaughter, Lisa Brightman and granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Carolyn and Dennis Irvine. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Corrigan Funeral Home. To send condolences and sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.net.

KELLEY
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Wanda Mae Kelley, 87, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with John Venning officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mrs. Kelley was born July 28, 1926 in Bailey County and died Monday, May 12, 2014, in Livingston. She was a program director for the State of Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Truman Kelley; father, Lester Johnson; mother, Virgie Mae Tyson; stepfather, John Tyson; son, Lynn Kelley and sister, Evelyn Davis. She is survived by her daughter, Gwen Nevils of Kinder, La.; grandchildren, Gina Kelley Nevils, Gigi Nevils Noe and husband Dr. Timothy Noe II and Gia Katrina Nevils; great-grandchildren, Vivian, Emma, Evalyn and Aurora; brothers, Caton Tyson and Jesse Tyson, both of Maple; sister, Maxine Robertson; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Damon Miles, Dr. Tim Noe and members of the Livingston congregation of Jehovah's Witness. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

FISCHER
TOMBALL -- Judy Kathleen Fischer, born Oct. 7, 1939, died on May 11, 2014. She was a long-time resident of Livingston. She is preceded in death by hus-band Raymond G. Fischer. Survivors include her son, How-ard Fischer; granddaughter, Carrie Fischer and grandson, Wesley Fischer. Services were held on May 14 at Klein Funeral Home in Tomball. She was laid to rest at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston.

BEARDSLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Bonnie Lee Beardsley, 66, of Livingston will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Matthews Park in Livingston. Mrs. Beardsley was born April 9, 1948 in Zion, Ill., to Henry Ruchti and Ellen (Anderson) Ruchti, and died on May 14, 2014 in Liv-ingston. She had been employed as nurse. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Lee Kilbourn of Livingston; daughter, Shannon Oglesby of Waller; grandsons, Donald Paul Kilbourn Jr. of Pearland and Brandon Beardsley of Livingston; granddaughter, Ashlee Kilbourn of Humble; grandson, Duncan Begg of Livingston; great-granddaughters, Nicole Evette Kilbourn of Pearland, Faith Harmony Beardsley of Livingston and Emily Rose McMillian of Humble; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

COLEMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Alvin Wayne Coleman, 87, of Livingston died on May 3, 2014 in the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. Alvin was born on Feb. 1, 1927 in Creston, Iowa, to George and Gladys Coleman. Alvin is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Joan Coleman of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Missy Coleman of Longview; daughter and son in-law, Robin and Denton Mason of Walnut Grove, Mo.; son in-law and daughter in-law, Wade Wayne and Donna Wilioughby of Gilmer; brother and sister in-law, Robert and Jeanine Coleman of Gilmer; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of wonderful friends. Alvin grew up in Creston, Iowa, Abita Springs, La. and Longview, Texas. At 17 years of age he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, taking his basic training in San Diego, Calif. Alvin served in World War II and the Koreas conflict from 1944 to 1954. Both Alvin and his broth-er, Robert, served on the USS Rushmore in 1951. In Longview, Alvin worked as a salesman for Gossett's Pie Shop, a TV technician for Brown TV and as the biomedical equipment technician for Longview Regional Hospital. In 2009, Alvin was awarded a special recognition for all his services with the DTM, Toastmaster Hall of Fame, Area Governor of the Year. Alvin retired in 1992 after working for the Longview Regional Hospital for 12 years. Al and his wife Shirley began full-time RVing in 2004; they were on the road for eight years. The same year they became members of the Escapees RV Club and volunteers at the Escapees Care Center. Al was an Escapees Care Center volunteer from 2004 to 2010. In 2009, he received the Presidents Volunteer Service Award for volunteering more than 1,000 hours. Al attended the Northside Church of Christ when possible in Livingston and was a long-time member of the Escapees RV Club. Al was a resident at the Escapees Care Center in Livingston since September 2013. In 2006 Alvin (Al) made prearrangements to will his body to science with "Science Care." A celebration of Al's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in the Escapees Care Center Multi-Purpose Room, 155 Care Center Drive, Livingston. The celebration is open to family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Al's memory to Escapees Care Inc. 155 Care Center Drive, Livingston, TX 77351.

WILLIAMS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Howard Earl Williams, 64, of Point Blank were held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Steve Waldrep officiating. Interment followed in Knupple Park Cemetery in Silsbee. Mr. Williams was born Dec. 27, 1949 in Beaumont, to Selman Earl Williams and Hazel Mae (Sanders) Williams, and died on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Point Blank. He was a member of the Waterwood Volunteer Fire Department for 14 years. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nina Viola Goins; niece, Felicia Williams and nephew, Lee Ray Goins. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Lisa Williams of Point Blank; brother, Kenneth Williams of Woodville; stepbrother and wife, James and Debra Goins of Onalaska; nephew and wife, Robert and Jessica McCue of Oakhurst; niece and hus-band, Samantha and Brian Cosme of Waterwood; niece, Megan Mae Williams of Point Blank; niece, Morgan Williams of Vidor; niece and husband, Lanell and Scott Fountain of Silsbee; niece, Kimberly Gonzales of Silsbee; nephew, Milton Dewayne Jackson Jr. of Silsbee; nephew, Thomas Earl Jackson of Vidor; niece and husband, Robbie and Moe Ashmore of Burkeville; niece, Bobbie Medley of Burkeville; nephew, Thomas Glendon Goins of Burkeville; niece and husband, Judy and Joe Wallace of Onalaska; a host of great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

REDD
ONALASKA -- Services for Kaytrichia Ray Redd, 60, of Livingston were held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Bro. Larry Shine officiating. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery in Nogales Prairie. Kaytrichia was born on July 10, 1953 in Nacogdoches, to Winford and Racheal (Benge) Redd, and died on May 12, 2014 in Living-ston. She is survived by her son, Joseph McCoy and Khara of Livingston; grandchildren, Josiah McCoy, Christian Deason and Baylee Roberts; brother, James Redd of Onalaska; sister, Deborah Birge and Riley of Rosenberg; brother, Wendell Redd and Pam of Plantersville; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Joseph McCoy, John Fothergill, Shane Redd, Mike Alford, William Taylor and Charles Taylor. James Redd and Wendell Redd were honorary pallbearers. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LOVE
VOTAW – John Melvin Love, 72, of Votaw died on Monday, May 12, 2014, in Michael E. DeBakey V.A. Medical Center, Houston. He was born on Feb. 21, 1942 in Kirbyville, to Noble Daisy Dryden Love and Joe Love, and was a long-time resident of Votaw. Mel-vin was a retired logger and faithful member of Votaw Worship Center. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Love; children, Bobby Love and wife Melissa of Purvis, Miss., Dean Love and wife Patti of Columbia, La., Dianne Nelson and husband Nathan and Tracie Williams and husband Robert, all of Votaw; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and siblings, Jerry Don Love and wife Joyce and Jimmy Wayne Love and wife Bitsy, all of Thicket, Carolyn Sue Burrous and husband Tommy of Huntington, Yvette Love of Diboll, Phil Love and wife Rhonda of Big Sandy and Tony Love and wife Melinda of Troy. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Terry Love, N.J. "Pickle" Love and Bobby Joe Love. A celebration of his life was held on Thursday, May 15, in the Votaw Worship Center in Votaw. Interment followed in Votaw City Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the U.S. Alvin Wayne Coleman Air Force Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group. Pallbearers were Larry Thompson, Nathan Nelson, Rusty Shoats, Kalvin Sherman, Scotty Hughes and Danny Danford. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Henson and Cornell Matcalf. Memorial contributions may be made to Votaw Worship Center, P.O. Box 190, Votaw, TX 77376. Broussard's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

DANIELS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Clarence Joseph "Buddy" Daniels, 65, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Kevin Kleinhenz, the Rev. Clay Duckworth and Bishop Gerald Reeves officiating. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Visitation will be held Monday, May 19, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Mr. Daniels was born June 21, 1948 in Ottawa, Ill. and died Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Livingston. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Brown and Root and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Henry Daniels and Florence Elizabeth (Littlefair) Daniels; brother, William H. Daniels Jr. and sister and brother-in-law, Fannie Mae and William Baker. He is survived by his wife, Doris Daniels of Livingston; daughter, Missy Kleinhenz and Kevin of Baytown; son, William "Bubba" Daniels and Lisa of Onalaska; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Dale Faust of Spring Valley, Ariz.; granddaughters, Tarah Daniels of Spring, Brandi Jo Daniels of Onalaska, Lauren Kleinhenz, Lindsey Kleinhenz, Rebekah Kleinhenz and Breonna Kleinhenz, all of Baytown; grandson, Dustin Daniels of Onalaska; great-grandson, Brantley Kyle Daniels of Onalaska; sister-in-law, Jeannie Daniels of Marseilles, Ill.; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MALONE
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Marvin Malone, 85, were held on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mr. Malone was born on Oct. 31, 1928 in Soda and died on May 11, 2014 in Sulphur Springs. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was a qualified parachutist and gliderman. He was a past commander of the VFW Hall and also a member of Douglas McArthur's Honor Guard. He joined the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department on Sept. 6, 1953, Unit No. 6, and during his years of service he was a lieutenant and a captain. He was also a member of the fire department Pumper Team. Mr. Malone coached youth baseball and youth football in Livingston for many years; among his many hobbies, fishing was his favorite. He was also a member of Bethel Baptist Church at Bold Springs. He loved his family, his children, and his grandchildren dearly. Mr. Malone is preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Myrle (Stutts) Malone and brothers, Charles Malone and David Malone. He is survived by his wife, Janice Malone of Alba; son, Danny Malone of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Marsha Stutts and James of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Rodriguez and Marcos of Livingston; son, Roger Malone of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Lynne Hutchison and Danny of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Weston Nettles and Heather of Longview; numer-ous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; brothers, Andy Malone, Malcolm Malone, Jerry Malone, John Malone, Billy Andrus and Danny Malone and sisters, Linda Benson, Mildred Brown, Sheryl Sims, Nancy English, and Gail Reily. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SEEK
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for John Wesley Seek Sr., 84, of Livingston were held Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Mike Meadows officiating. Mr. Seek was born on Jan. 19, 1930 in Ravel, Mo. and died on May 8, 2014 in Lufkin. He worked as a mechanic and carpenter for many years and was a Baptist by faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Viola (Leech) Seek; brothers, Raymond Seek and Wilford Seek; daughter, Cathie White; and great-grandson, William Burks. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Seek of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Richard Fancher of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, John and Detra Seek Jr. of Baytown; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Schuyler White of Sugarland; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Stephanie Seek of Livingston; son, Gary Seek and friend Deborah of Livingston; daughter, Tammy Dunsmore of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Rick Wahn of Livingston; brother, Charles Seek of Richmond, Mo.; brother, Kenneth Seek of Bloomington, Ind.; sister, Betty Borchers of Grandview, Mo.; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Matt Kyle of Hendersonville, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Ricky Fancher, James Seek, Brian White, Sky White, Casey Seek and Robert Pennington Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Seek, Kenneth Seek, Lonnie White Jr., Shane White, Samual Burk and Aaron Burk. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LECURE
ONALASKA -- A memorial service for Linda Kay LeCure, 65, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalas-ka. Mrs. LeCure was born on July 3, 1948 in Shreveport, La. and died on May 9, 2014 in Conroe. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles E. Hanson Sr. and Marjorie Clinton and brother, John David Lee. She is survived by her husband, Thomas LeCure of Onalaska; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Debra Lee of Navasota and Daniel and Ruth Lee of Selma, Ala.; stepdaughter, Roxanne LeCure and granddaughter, Nicole Guilbeau, both of Lafayette, La.; stepdaughter, Myra Spears and granddaughters, Thea Spears and Molly Spears, all of Jennings, La.; stepson, Ernest LeCure and granddaughter, Sara Ashley LeCure and grandsons, Joshua LeCure and Zachary LeCure, all of Bristow, Va.; along with numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Healing Hearts Clinic, 100 Medical Center Blvd. Suite 200, Conroe, TX 77304. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

PHILLIPS
LIVINGSTON -- Naida McKnight Phillips of Dallardsville was born on Nov. 25, 1933 in Sweetwater, to Douglas and Mary Landry McKnight, and died on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the age of 80. Naida is survived by her sons, Jim Phillips of Tarpley, Doug Phillips and wife Jennifer of Livingston, Paul Phillips of Dallardsville, Denny Phillips and wife MaryLynn of Conroe, Rick Phillips and wife Alana of Sanger and Steve Phillips and wife Dawn of Charlotte, N.C.; daughters, Denese Lambright and husband Kenneth of Dallardsville, Dianne Murphy and husband Patrick of Segno, Sharon Cain and husband Lloyd of Livingston and Kat Phillips and husband Tod of Montgomery; sister, Myrtis Knape of Alvin; 46 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Douglas (J.D.) Phillips; grandson, Lloyd Robert Cain and great-great-granddaughter, Lydia Nance. Naida loved her Lord, family and friends deeply. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and crochet. A celebration of Naida's life was held on Monday, May 12, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Bo Cheatham and Jim Phillips (her son) officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Phillips, Jeremy Phillips, Eric Phillips, Shawn Phillips, Kyle Phillips, Scott Phillips, Trent Phillips, Khoury Phillips, Keaton Phillips, Kameron Phillips, Bubba Johnson, Michael Campbell, Lance Needham, RV Reed Jr. and Tommy Williford. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

DOUTY
LIVINGSTON -- Douglas Deckard Douty died on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the age of 63 after a long courageous battle with can-cer. He was born on Oct. 23, 1950 in Houston, to Elmer and Mary Douty. Douglas proudly served in the United States Navy from 1971-1975. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He retired from ExxonMobil in 2007, serving 32 years in Baytown and Baton Rouge, La. as a research technician. Soon after his retirement, he pursued a new adventure with his wife in hot shot delivery where they traveled across the U.S. for two years. Douglas enjoyed saltwater fishing, making road trips, especially to the hill country of Texas for his favorite barbecue, and bragging on the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. After residing 20 years in Zachary, La., Douglas returned to his beloved state of Texas to enjoy the tranquility at Lake Livingston in Onalaska. He marveled in the beauty of nature and loved to watch the many birds, squirrels, and deer as he sat on the back porch drink-ing his coffee. Douglas accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1978 and lived his life sharing and giving to others. Family members say his warm smile, sparkling eyes, and positive charm was immeasurable and everyone that knew him, knew that he loved them. Survivors include his best friend and loving wife of 42 years, Martha Anderson Douty. They were married on October 1, 1971 in Kountze. He is also survived by two children, DaLina Tate and her husband Bobby Jr. of Zachary and Dalin Douty and his wife Christina of Houston; four sisters, Lola Steele, Nancy Jackson and husband John, Brenda Arceneaux and Erin Douty; two brothers, George Douty and wife Letty and Larry Douty and wife Nedra; six grandchildren, Bobby "Trey" Tate III, Shelby Tate, Karlee Tate, Ian Carr, Jared Carr, Chyann Douty and Leesi Philson; one great-grandchild, Beau Tate; and numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Doug was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of Douglas's life will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at Pace Funeral Home, with Mike Brown, Assembly of God minister, officiating. Pallbearers will be Bobby "Trey" Tate III, Ian Carr, Jared Carr, Wyatt Lummus, James Smith, Timothy Steele, Josh Arceneaux and George Douty II. Honorary pallbearers are Shaun Sellers and Brandon Beane. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

RICHARDSON
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Forrest H. Richardson Sr., 93, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston, with Lindell Mitchell and Ted Savage officiating. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Douglas Deckard Douty Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Mr. Richardson was born on Oct. 16, 1920 in Cleveland and died on May 12, 2014 in Livingston. He served his country as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1941-1945, with four years and seven months of active duty, and retired on Oct. 16, 1980, after serving 25 years in the Air Force Reserve. He also worked for the Texas Highway Department and was a member of the Livingston Fire Department. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Ray Richardson Sr. and Maggie (Williamson) Richardson; wife, Jerrye Rich-ardson and son, Forrest H. Richardson Jr. He is survived by his sister, Zelda Wells of Montgomery; son, Ronald L. Richardson of Woodburn, Iowa; niece, Ginger Ash of Montgomery; nephews, Ernest Richardson of Lindale, Marion Richardson of Amarillo, Gary Richardson of Wylie and Michael Daigle of Montgomery; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Jack Tyler, Mike Dominy, Greg Ogletree, Marion Richardson, Ernest Ray Richardson and Gary Richardson. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MALONE
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Marvin Malone, 85, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Malone was the husband of Janice (Jenkins) Malone. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

YOUNGBLOOD
COLDSPRING -- There will be a memorial service held for Mrs. Marie Youngblood, the rural postal carrier killed in the line of duty in Coldspring last year, at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Coldspring Community Center located at 101 E Cedar in Cold-spring. The public is invited to attend.

IVIE
LIVINGSTON -- Merlin David Ivie, born on Sept. 9, 1950 in Houston, to Coleman Chester Ivie Jr. and Joyce Juanita Tice Ivie, died on May 12, 2014 at the age of 63. Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Kathleen Ward Ivie; mother, Joyce Juanita Ivie, children, David Aaron Ivie, Michelle Denise Ivie Washington and husband James, Anna Belle Ivie and Joshua Christopher Ivie; brother, Mark Allen Ivie; sister, Rebecca Sue Ivie; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. David was preceded in death by his father and brothers, Michael Coleman Ivie and Marvin Bruce "Joe" Ivie. David loved the out-doors. He proudly served in the United States Army. Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston. A celebration of David's life will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 16, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Glen Mead officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Ivie, Stephen Krebs, James Washington and David Ivie. Military Honors will be presented by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

MAY
HOUSTON -- Frances B. May, 92, formerly of Livingston, died on May 5, 2014. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. E.V. May Jr.; daughters, Penny Mitchell, Jo and the Rev. Mike Wood; son, Vic May; grandchildren, Randy and Aggie Creel, Adrienne Creel, Emily and John Timpani, Tim and Maggie Wood, Casey May, Rachel May, Amy and Brian Oliver and Jeff Mitchell and great-grandchildren, Jacob and Tasha Creel, Danielle Creel, John Caleb Timpani, David Timpani, Stephen Timpani, J.J. Oliver and Riley Oliver. She is preceded in death by her grandson, Brian Wood. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, in Houston National VA Cemetery.

BROXSON
LUFKIN -- Services for Jana Carter Broxson, 67, of Corrigan were held on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Corrigan, with Ralph Johnston officiating. Interment followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in Polk County. Jana was born March 9, 1947 in Vivian, La., the daughter of the late Kathryn Maurine (Erwin) and Jewel Davis Carter. She died on Monday, May 5, 2014, at her residence. Jana was known as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in business administration and a minor in accounting. She retired as the business manager of Corrigan-Camden ISD following 30 years of service. Jana enjoyed hunting turkey, deer and fishing. She loved spending time with her husband in Lake City, Colo. She also enjoyed listening to music. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Corrigan. Survivors include her husband, Phil Broxson of Corrigan; sons and daughters-in-law, Blaine and Tiffany Broxson of Richmond and Drew and Brianna Broxson of Richardson and granddaughters, Jenna, Cambry, Brooklyn, Brynnley and Sawyer (who is due to be born in three weeks). Pallbearers were Jim Dawson, Harold Stanley, Gordon Birdwell, Larry Burris, John Paul Purvis and Joel Handley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jana's memory may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Avenue, Lufkin, TX 75901; First Baptist Church, 103 N. Collins Street, Corrigan, TX 75939; or to Susan G. Komen Cancer Research, P.O. Box 6211, Tyler, TX 75711. Condolences may be offered at gipsonfuneralhome.com. Gipson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WALLA
PASADENA – Tennie E. Walla, 89, of Livingston was born Tennie Elizabeth Bowers on Aug. 24, 1924 in Houston, to William H. Bowers and Anna Bowers Brewster. She died on May 5, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Ms. Tennie attended Milby High School, where she participated in numerous events especially her many class reunions. After high school she went on to serve in many capacities in her church, SPJST lodge, real estate, insurance and the business community. Ms. Tennie was predeceased by her parents; husband, Willie Walla; sons, Charles G. Rozell and Mark A. Rozell and granddaughter, Patri-cia Cooper. Survivors include her brothers, William H. Bowers Jr. of Livingston and Joe Bowers and wife Martha of Pasadena; daughter-in-law, Wanda Rozell of Burlington, Vt.; Coleman Callahan and wife Sue of Richmond; stepdaughters, Ramona Fisher and Vivian Martin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends say Ms. Tennie will be remembered by many not only as a great business woman but a caring and generous friend to one and all. Graveside services were Saturday, May 10, at Grandview Memorial Cemetery in Pasadena. Earthman Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

FOX
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Elaine Fox, 61, of Goodrich were held Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Mrs. Fox was born Nov. 28, 1952 in Beaumont, to Bill Moren and Bernice (Vestal) Moren, and died on May 2, 2014 in Livingston. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, Dennis Fox of Goodrich, whom she married on March 28, 1980 in Pasadena; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Connie Zavadil of La Porte; grandsons, Josef Zavadil of La Porte and Greg Utley of Pasadena; granddaughter, Lauren Zavadil of La Porte; father, Bill Moren of Shepherd; mother, Bernice LeJeune of Shepherd; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Ronnie Allen of Shepherd; sister, Gail Moren of Shepherd; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Adrian Soto of Livingston; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WILKINSON
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for James T. Wilkinson, 62, of Point Blank was held Friday, May 9, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Paul Boyd officiating. Mr. Wilkinson was born on Sept. 9, 1951 in Houston and died on May 6, 2014 in Livingston. He was a truck driver for many years and a member of the American Legion Riders Post No. 402 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his father, James Edward Wilkinson; first wife, Karen Marie Wilkinson; son, Jeffrey Dale Chapnick and uncles, Constantine "Tiny" Housas and Anthony Housas. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Preston Dillon of Ennis; granddaughter, Abbey Dillon of Ennis; mother, Jenny (Housas) Wilkinson of Houston; brother and sister-in-law, Larry Wilkinson and Carmen of Houston; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Cooter Lackey of Houston; sister, Cynthia Wilkinson Todd of Clinton, N.C.; aunt and uncle, Irene and Bob Wilkinson of Livingston; ex-wife, Sandra Barra of Livingston; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

STACEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for John Wilfred Stacey, 71, of Livingston were held Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Central Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham. Mr. Stacey died on May 6, 2014 at his residence. John was born Jan. 9, 1943 in Northfield, Mass., the son of Owen and Emma Stacey. He graduated from Pioneer Valley Regional School. He held bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from East Texas State University, now called Texas A&M Commerce. John taught for 17 years in public schools where he had a positive effect on many young people as evidenced by his many students who were Facebook friends. He also taught for 16 years in the Wyndham Schools in the Texas prison system, where he also touched many lives. In 1995, he was recognized as Vocational Teacher of the Year. John and his wife of 48 years, Rosemary, were faithful members of First Baptist Lake Jackson for many years. He sang tenor in the choir, served as interim music director, directed the church orchestra and was director of a Sunday school department. During a five-and-a-half-year temporary music director position in Angleton, John and Rosemary became involved in Volunteer Christian Builders. Summer va-cations were planned around a building project. In December 1998, John and Rosemary retired to Lake Livingston where they built their home and a new life. Following God's leadership, they began work with Texas Baptist Men Retiree Builders Cabinet Crew. RVing and building churches became their passion. Locally, John was involved in Community Band, Community Jazz Band and Community Concerts. He served on the first board of directors for Habitat for Humanity, helping secure a charter for the group. He also served on the board of Texas Landing Property owners association, serving as president for many years. At his beloved Central Baptist Church, he served a choir president for many years, was a Sunday school director, and served on numerous committees. He helped in the building of the new sanctuary. In 2006, John was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. He fought it with various forms of treatment. In 2012, John and Rosemary were featured in the Polk County Enterprise as survivor and caregiver for Relay for Life. John was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. John is preceded in death by parents, Owen and Emma Stacey and his sister, Dorothy Nimchick. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; three sons and their wives, David and Molly Stacey of Hutto, Daryl and Joanna Stacey of Belton and Devin and Lynda Stacey of Fort Worth; a brother, Arthur Stacey of Rutland, Vt. and wife Faith; grandchildren, Hannah Stacey, Daniel Stacey, Emma Stacey, Cameron Stacey, Kendall Stacey, Rowen Stacey, Desiree Stacey, Danielle Stacey and Isaac Stacey; and numerous other rela-tives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Central Baptist Church building fund. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MOYE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Tom William Moye, 92, of Bon Wier, formerly of Livingston, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Simon Geller and Danny Moye officiating. Interment will follow in Big Sandy Cemetery in Big Sandy. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Mr. Moye was born on Sept. 15, 1921 in Livingston and died on May 8, 2014 in Livingston. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. He is preceded in death by his parents, John William Moye and Annie (Maderas) Moye; first wife, Goldie Moye; brothers, Archie Moye and Ahi Moye and sister, Maudine Robran. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Moye of Bon Wier; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Alice Moye of Livingston and Ben and Lucy Moye of Battleground, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Sam Evans of Deer Park; grandchildren, JaLynn Moye, Robyn Moye, Stephen Moye and wife Kimberly, Amanda Geller and husband Simon, Leslie and hus-band Dwayne Mitchell, Thomas Addison and wife Michelle and Alan Addison; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Ben Moye, Jonathan Moye, Ryan Moye, Keith Askelson, Ben Griffin, Dwayne Mitchell, Lloyd Downing and Thomas Ben Downing. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SAMPSON
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Katharine Glock Cochran Sampson will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Katharine, age 96, died at her home in Houston, Texas on May 9th, 2014. She is survived by her eldest son, George Packer Sampson III and his wife Patricia of Allentown, Pa.; her second son, Robert Brindley Sampson and his wife Louise of Merritt Island, Fla.; her daughter, Joan Sampson Cupic of Houston; her youngest son, James Todd Sampson and his wife Martha of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; her son-in-law, Dr. Zoran Cupic of Houston; her grandchildren, Sanya Ahmann, Erika Sykes, Natasha Tessier, Nicole McPherson, Shane Cupic, Todd Sampson, John Sampson, Scott Sampson, Teresa Smith, Chris Olsen, Molly Sampson, Dabney Sampson and Katharine Sampson; and 23 great-grandchildren. Kay, as she was known to friends and family, was born on Feb. 24, 1918 in Johnstown, Pa., the daughter of Todd Dresser Cochran and Katharine Freda Glock. After attending Margorie Webster Finishing School in Washington, D.C., Kay settled in the Washington metro area, where she raised her four children. She was the first woman hired in the Silver Springs, Md. Postal Service and also worked at the Army Map Service, Army-Navy Country Club and the National Institute of Health. Kay retired to Lake Livingston, although she enjoyed her visits to her beach home on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina, spending quality time with her generational family members. She served in many civic organizations, including the Ladies Auxilliary of the Bethesday/Chevy Chase Rescue Squad and the Scenic Loop Fire Department. Kay was an avid golfer. Kay enjoyed the last 22 years of her life with her loving companion, Fred Berry. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

KNUDSEN
LIVINGSTON -- Lena Rose Knudsen was born March 1, 1935 in Waco, to Ludvik Thompson and Kate V. (Thomas) Thompson, and died on May 1, 2014 in Cleveland. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, John Knud-sen. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann Currie; sons, Roger Bailey, Willie Bailey and Douglas Ray Bailey; daughter, Carlotta Griffis; sons, John McGovern and Douglas Knudsen; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Rogers; brother, Luther Thompson; sister, Dorothy Young; brother, Robert Thompson; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LILES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Ola Mayell (Ola Maye) Liles, 93, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier and the Rev. Don Willis officiating. Interment will follow in Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Houston. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Mrs. Liles was born on Feb. 18, 1921 in Belton, to Lewis O. Jones and Ola (Kegley) Jones, and died on May 1, 2014 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Earnest Cecil Liles; her parents and brother, Lewis O. Jones Jr. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Lou Liles of Point Blank; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Dennis Lawrence of Houston; grandchildren, Lisa Hambrick, Laura and Jeff Liles, Drew and Carrie Lawrence and Damon Lawrence; step-grandchildren, Toshia and Damian McKeon and Chris Byrd; great-grandchildren, Andrew Hambrick, Carter Dillon, Caroline Dillon, Darrien Lawrence, Sean McKeon and Darren McKeon; sisters, Dorothy Formigue and Posey Martin; brother, Samuel Jones; special friend, "Opie" Burleson and numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Endowment or a charity of your choice. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

FOX
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Elaine Fox, 61, of Goodrich will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Mrs. Fox was born on Nov. 28, 1952 in Beaumont, to Bill Moren and Bernice (Vestal) Moren, and died on May 2, 2014 in Livingston. Mrs. Fox was a homemaker. She is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, Dennis Fox of Goodrich, whom she married on March 28, 1980 in Pasadena; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Connie Zavadil of La Porte; grandson, Josef Zavadil of La Porte; granddaughter, Lauren Zavadil of La Porte; father, Bill Moren of Shepherd; mother, Bernice LeJune of Shepherd; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Ronnie Allen of Shepherd; sister, Gail Moren of Shepherd; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Adrian Soto of Livingston; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LOCKE
L IVINGSTON -- Edward "Joe Boy" Locke, born on July 27, 1940 in Livingston, to Emmett Locke and Doris Phillips Locke, died on May 2, 2014 in Houston at the age of 73. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Patsy; son, Douglas Bryant Locke and wife Stephenie; two grandchildren, Cortney and Magen Locke; numerous other rela-tives and a host of dear friends. Joe Boy was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law and mother in-law, Douglas and Ruth Butler. He proudly served in the United States Army. He was known as a dedicated husband, daddy and pawpaw. A celebration of Joe Boy's life was held on Tuesday, May 6, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett. Military honors were provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Curt Fredregill, David Phillips Jr., Brian Massey, Shane Lollar, John Butler, Jason Stephens and Rodney Watts. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

SMITH
LIVINGSTON -- Rosa Lee Smith, born on July 31, 1926 in Conway, S.C., to Only Hartford McDowell and Matti Wallace McDowell, died on May 5, 2014 in Livingston at the age of 87. Survivors include her daughter, Janet Jones; grandchildren, Jerry Jones Jr. and wife Rachelle and John D. Jones and wife Heather, step-grandson, Shannon "Blue" Macks; six great grandchildren, Lisa Nicole Jones, Lessley Renea Jones, John Glenn Jones, Justin Allan Jones, Jerremey Glenn Jones and Reese Star Jones; step-great-grandchildren, Treana Shea Macks and Shannon "Malachi" Macks; great-great-grandchildren, Marayah Griffith, Jayda Griffith, Brooklyn Griffith and Matthew Niemtschk; sisters, Hattie Jordan and Dixie Morris; three special family members, Donna McDaniel, Paula McDaniel and David Paiva; special adopted daughter, Trena Smith; numerous other family and host of friends. She loved to dance, go to casinos, but loved her babies the most. Rosa was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George E. Smith; three sisters, Nina, Nancy and Mary; one brother, Darcey; son in-law, Charles E. Macks and brother-in-law, Paul Morris. A celebration of Rosa's life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Jason Sandefer officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Jones Jr., John David Jones, Blue Macks, John Glenn Jones, Justin Jones and Jeremey Jones. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

LOWERY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Peggy J. Lowery, 91, of Corrigan were held on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Link Davis Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Brookside Memorial Park Cemetery in Hou-ston. Mrs. Lowery was born on Sept. 21, 1922 in Springfield, Mo. and died on April 27, 2014 in Corrigan. She married John Lowery in 1962 in Denver, Colo. She worked as a nurse for Parkway Hospital in Hou-ston. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lola (Crosby) Bostic; husband, John W. Lowery and grandson, Paul Riley Lowery. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Lucille BeBout of Livingston; son, Kenneth Anderson of Monmouth, Ill.; grandchildren, April Dawn Spoon, Vickie Templeton, John BeBout III and Juanette Neeley; great-grandchildren, Benjamin "B.J.," Kenneth "Pete," Wesley, Teara, Robert, Guilliana, Gabrailla, Jessica BeBout, Jessica M., William, Amber, Michael, Peter and Damon; great-great-grandchildren, Miya, Gage, Amellia, Dante, Logan and Ryan; daughter-in-law, Millie; two step-daughters; one stepson; and numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

JOHNSON
LIVINGSTON -- Honey Lee Johnson died on Saturday, April 26, 2014, due to medical reasons in Trinity. She was born in London, England on April 3, 1958 and spent her life making meaningful connections in both Austin, Texas and Arvada, Colo. She is survived by her daughter, Alice Johnson; son, Travis Fritz; two sisters; one brother and her father. A service will be held at 2 p.m. on May 17 at her father's residence in Austin. Family members say many will remember her for her bright, spunky energy. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

KENNEDY
LIVINGSTON -- Mae "Moe" Emma Kennedy of Willis died on April 25, 2014 in Livingston at the age of 87. Moe was born on July 20, 1926 in Niles Center "Skokie," Ill., to Ralph Sidney Kennedy and Elsie E. Knabe-Kennedy. Survivors include her sister, Betty J. "Boots" Kennedy-Hart of Livingston; nephews and niece, Steven Hart of Deer Park, Ralph Hart of Normangee, Patrick Hart of Clark and Linda Lee Hart-Thomas of Houston; numerous other rela-tives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; other dear relatives and friends. Moe was an avid collector of stamps and enjoyed working on her family genealogy. She loved all kinds of animals, was involved in community projects, garage sales and loved Facebook, especially the games. Moe loved Bluebell ice cream and, family members say, she was a joy to be around and was a great joker and story-teller. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuner-al.com.

MARX
DENISON -- Hazel Marie Marx, 92, of Denison died on Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Homestead of Denison. She was born the daughter of Willard Allen and Minnie Mae Kohler Quick on Oct. 29, 1921 in Forest County, Wis. Hazel graduated from Spooner High School in Spooner, Wis. She married the love of her life, Beryl Leo Marx, on July 2, 1939 in Pine City, Minn. Hazel and Beryl farmed in Granada, Minn. for 30 years. They retired to Onalaska, Texas, where she was active in the Onalaska Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. Hazel sang solos in church and Christmas cantatas until she was 89 years old. Hazel moved to The Bradford at Brookside of Livingston in 2010, where she resided until moving to Homestead of Denison. Survivors include her husband of 74 years, Beryl of Denison; children, Sandie (Bruce) Lohse of Rochester, Minn., Bob (Janelle) Marx of Ft. Meyers, Fla., Bruce (Sherry) Marx of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Sharon Marx (Russ) of Watertown, Wis..; brother, Bill (Lois) Quick of Ocala, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and five sisters. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Homestead of Denison. Chaplain Bryan Spurgin of Heart-to-Heart Hospice will be officiating. Memorials may be made to Heart-to-Heart Hospice, 600 E. Taylor, Ste. 3005, Sherman, TX. 75090. Condolences may be registered to johnsonmoorefuneralhome.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Moore Funeral Home.

KIRK
LIVINGSTON – Mary C. Kirk, born March 20, 1924 in Eatonton, Ga., was known as a loving mother who raised four children: Larry Greene, Terri Trubey, David Kirk and Lisa Keith. Family members say she was a perfect example of what a mother should be: caring, devoted and loving and always thinking more of her children than herself. She was known as someone who was almost always cheerful, despite many years in pain with back and hip problems. She loved Jesus Christ and, even at the age of 90, said her mission was to continue to tell everyone what Jesus had done for her. Mrs. Kirk died on April 29, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence H. Kirk; a child, David Kirk; granddaughter, Heather Greene; seven brothers and sisters and her parents. Survivors include her son, Larry Greene and wife Beverly of Livingston; daughters, Terri Trubey and husband Ray of The Villages, Fla. and Lisa Keith and husband Harry of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Kirk and Bradley Greene, Ryan, Corey and Harry Keith III and Michael and Scott Trubey and seven great-grandchildren. At the time of her death, she was living in Livingston. She will be buried in Florida, where she lived for over 35 years. There are no plans, at the present time, for a memorial service.

FITZGERALD
LIVINGSTON -- A mass and memorial service for Michael Ellis Fitzgerald Jr. of Onalaska will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 836 West Jones Street, in Livingston, with the Rev. Link Hullar as the presiding celebrant. Mike, known as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, died on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in Livingston at the age of 94. He was born on March 8, 1920 in Houston. His devotion and love of family and friends meant more to him than anything. He graduated from Sam Houston High School Class of 1938 and then at-tended the University of Houston after proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He had many successful careers throughout his life. He was an active member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Livingston for many years. He was lovingly known by many of his friends and family as "Mr. Mike." Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Michael Ellis Fitzgerald and Maude M. (Bludworth) Fitzgerald; grandparents, Catharina Monaghan and Alfred William Fitzgerald; first wife, Frankie Han-son Fitzgerald and her daughter, Sue Anne Fitzgerald; second wife, Elizabeth Katherine Fitzgerald. He is survived by his sons, Michael E. Fitzgerald III of Onalaska and Patrick Leon Fitzgerald of Pikesville, Ky.; daughter, Katie Britain and husband Wade of Whitney; grandchildren, Ashley Caughman, Michael E. Fitzgerald IV, Matthew E. Fitzgerald, Melissa Hogan and Taylor Britain; great-grandchildren, Rylee and Austin Stubbs and Michael E. Fitzgerald V; along with numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in his memory or to the Onalaska Senior Citizens Activity Center, P.O. Box 1497, Onalaska, Texas 77360. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CONNELL
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Susan Ann Connell, 58, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014, in the First United Methodist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Steve Woody officiating. Susan was born April 26, 1955 in Flint, Mich., to Donald Eugene Keihl and Janet Arlene (Madson) Keihl, and died on April 11, 2014 in Livingston. She was employed as housekeeper for the First United Methodist Church in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her stepfather, Ron Dennis and very special friend, Johnny "Cowboy" Warren. She is survived by her mother, Janet Arlene (Madson) Dennis; father, Donald Eugene Keihl; children, Steven Larimore, Brenda Hunter, and David Hunter; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WILLIAMS
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Marvin Eugene Williams, 87, of Point Blank were held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Bro. Dean Ferguson officiating. Interment followed in Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst. Mr. Williams was born on March 27, 1927 in Grand Saline and died on April 28, 2014 in Point Blank. He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Ollie Mae (Godwin) Williams and great-grandchild, Madison Williams. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Lucille Williams of Sheldon and Paul and Jane Williams of Richmond; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Mike Joiner of Baytown and Theresa and Rodney Houser of Pasadena; grandchildren, Raymond Williams Jr., William Williams, Kevin Williams, Tammy Williams, Christopher Williams, Chadwick Williams, Alicia Lightsey, Sabrina Shipwash, Amanda Scott, Joshua Houser, Hope Barker and Jason Houser; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; siblings, L.J. Williams of Willis, Willis Williams of Willis, Ralph Williams of Point Blank and Opal Pilgreen of Point Blank; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Christopher Williams, Chadwick Williams, Joshua Houser, Jason Houser, Raymond Williams Jr., William Williams, Kevin Williams and Mike Barker. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LOWERY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Peggy J. Lowery, 91, of Corrigan will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Link Davis Jr. officiating. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Brookside Memorial Park Cemetery in Houston. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Mrs. Lowery was born on Sept. 21, 1922 in Springfield, Mo. and died on April 27, 2014 in Corrigan. She married John Lowery in Den-ver, Colo. in 1962. She worked as a nurse for Parkway Hospital in Houston. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lola (Crosby) Bostic; husband, John W. Lowery and grandson, Paul Riley Lowery. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Lucille BeBout of Livingston; son, Kenneth Anderson of Monmouth, Ill.; grandchildren, April Dawn Spoon, Vickie Templeton, John BeBout III and Juanette Neeley; great-grandchildren, Benjamin "B.J.", Kenneth "Pete", Wesley, Teara, Robert, Guilliana, Gabrailla, Jessica BeBout, Jessica M., William, Amber, Michael, Peter and Damon; great-great-grandchildren, Miya, Gage, Amellia, Dante, Logan and Ryan; daughter-in-law, Millie; two stepdaughters; one stepson; and numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

REEDY
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Patty Merle Reedy, 71, of Livingston were held on Friday, May 2, 2014, in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, with David Goddard officiating. Patty was born June 24, 1942 in Enola, Ark. and died on May 1, 2014 in Livingston, surrounded by family. She is survived by daughter, Toni Valence; daughter and son-in-law, Becky Johnson and John; granddaughters and husbands, Misty Nettles and Eric, Lacy Gears and Kyllan and Shanis Goodson and Jody; grandson and wife, Casey Johnson and Shaunci; great-grandchildren, Zachary Kreg, Eli Nettles, Elyas Miller, Serenity Miller, Caden Goodson, Boone Johnson, Brady Johnson, Payton Johnson, Carolyn Johnson and Felicia Johnson; brothers, John and wife Faye, and Keith; sisters, Sammie Jo, Mary Lee and Ruthie; her faithful companion, Sparky; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BENNETT
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Martha Patricia Bennett, 75, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. James Tyner and Bro. Mike Gates officiating. Mrs. Bennett was born on April 30, 1938 in Jacksonville, Fla. and died on April 24, 2014 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Edna Lowery Tyner Biddle and sister, Sondra Kay. She is survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Bennett of Livingston; son, Vern Bennett Sr. of Humble; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Robert Kelley of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Debbie Bennett of Spring; brother, James and Kat Tyner of Livingston; grandchildren, Karen Bennett, Vern and Gina Bennett Jr., Seth Bennett, Chris Kelley, Caleb and Dionda Bennett, Kristina Kelley, Sara Beth Bennett, Abigail Kelley, Christina Fletcher and AJ Whitaker; great-grandchildren, Cody Bennett, Ashley Bennett, Wyatt Bennett, Blake Queenn, Rylee Bennett, Brittany Bennett, D'Andre Key, Cameron Robinson, Haylie Kelley, Rachel Perrault, Kyra Ramirez and Cheyenne Kelley; and numerous other relatives and close friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BENNETT
LIVINGSTON -- Ser-vices for Martha Patricia Bennett, 75, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Living-ston, with Bro. James Tyner and Bro. Mike Gates officiating. Mrs. Bennett was born on April 30, 1938 in Jacksonville, Fla. and died on April 24, 2014 in Living-ston. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Edna (Bid-dle) Tyner. She is survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Bennett of Liv-ingston; son, Vern Bennett Sr. of Humble; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Robert Kelley of Liv-ingston; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Debbie Bennett of Spring; brother, James Tyner of Livingston; grandchildren, Karen Bennett, Vern and Gina Bennett Jr., Seth Bennett, Chris Kelley, Caleb Bennett, Kristina Kelley, Sara Beth Bennett and Abigail Kelley; great-grandchildren, Cody Bennett, Ash-ley Bennett, Wyatt Bennett, Blake Bennett, Rylee Bennett, Brittany Bennett, D'Andre Key and Cam-eron Robinson; and numerous other relatives and close friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PALMOUR
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside ser-vices for Dortha Mae Palmour, 92, of Lufkin, formerly of Livingston, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, in Forest Hill Ceme-tery in Livingston, with Aubrey Knox officiating. Interment will follow. Visitation will be held at begin at 10 a.m. Friday, prior to the service, in Forest Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Pinecrest Retirement Community, 1302 Tom Temple Drive, Lufkin. Mrs. Palmour was born on Aug. 15, 1921 in Lehigh, Okla. and died on April 27, 2014 in Lufkin. She was a Baptist by faith and a mem-ber of Blanchard Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ellen (Wood) Lovinggood; husband, Harold Pal-mour and granddaughter, Misti Ayers. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Pam Palmour of Houston and Sid and Vickie Palmour of Graham; grand-son and wife, Phillip and Kimberly Palmour of Graham; granddaugh-ter, Anjela Palmour of Houston; granddaughter and husband, Becky and Patrick Gilgour of Houston; great-grandchildren, Everett Gilgour, Eliza Gilgour, Chloe Pal-mour and Elijah Palmour; and sev-eral nieces, nephews, other rela-tives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BUSH
TIMPSON – Funeral services for John Cohron Bush Jr. were held on Monday, April 28, 2014, in the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Timpson, with the Rev. Dock Laza-rine officiating. Interment followed in Corinth Cemetery in Timpson. Mr. Bush was born on Jan. 29, 1944 in Orange, the son of the late John C. Bush Sr. and Lura Doris Heaton Bush, and died on April 25, 2014 in Longview. He attended public school in Leggett, where his father once served as superintendent. He grad-uated from Timpson High School in 1962 and, after graduation from Panola College, attended Stephen F. Austin State University. He was a salesman for many years and then enjoyed farming and ranching. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Clayton, Timpson Masonic Lodge 437 and was also a Shriner. Survivors include his wife, An-gela Davis Bush of Clayton; sons, Todd Bush and wife Cindy of Timpson, Tim Bush and wife Janelle of Timpson, Trevin Bush and wife Janice of Cadiz, Ky. and Sean Bush an