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SWINT
CLEVELAND – Jewel "Dad" Swint was born Jan. 11, 1933 in Huntington, the second child of the late Pearl Elnora and John Swint. He died on Sept. 3, 2014. Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church in Lufkin, with Dr. Troy L. Allen Sr., pastor, officiating. At an early age, he confessed his belief in Jesus Christ. He was a faithful servant for many years at the New Zion Baptist Church as the president of the Usher Board. He later placed his membership at the Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, where he was a proud member until the time of his death. Mr. Swint attended the Huntington and Orange Independent School Districts. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a member of the 601st Battalion stationed in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He guarded the president of the United States among many other duties. Mr. Swint was employed by Lufkin Foundry for many years. He later became an entrepreneur with many business ventures, especially with the timber industry. At the time of his death he was employed at the Lufkin Independent School District and Lufkin State School as a foster grandparent. He was married to the late Bonnie Carol Swint for over 30 years; they raised seven children. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Carol; his parents, Pearl and John and one sister, Ida Bell Denman. Active pallbearers were his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Alexander Jr., Robert Lee Robinson, Jewel Vernon Swint, Ronald Ray Swint, Michael Jewel Swint, Robert Jewel Dukes, Henry Lee Swint and Joe Mac Brooks. Peaceful Rest Mortuary, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

LOWERY
LIVINGSTON -- Ola Marine Lowery, born on March 4, 1926 in Houston, to Thomas Cronin Boykin and Marine Van Sickle, died on Sept. 18, 2014 in Livingston at the age of 88. Survivors include her loving husband of 40 years, Jesse T. Lowery; daughters, Theresa Bradshaw and husband Hollis and Debbie Ellingburg and husband Eddie; daughter-in-law, Sandy Coalson; grandchildren, John, Chris and wife Lynn, April and husband David, Chad and wife Allison, and Brittani; great-grandchildren, Kandra, Connor, Camryn and Casen; numerous other relatives and a host of dear friends. Ola is preceded in death by her parents; son, Ronald O. Coalson; three brothers and one sister. Ola was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Houston. A celebration of Ola's life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2590 Hwy 190 West in Livingston. Father Clifton Labbe, S.V.D., will officiate. Private interment will be held in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

PASKE
LIVINGSTON – A service in celebration of the life of Hayden Scott Paske, 13, of Katy was held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Parkway Fellowship Church in Richmond. Hayden was born Oct. 24, 2000, to Paul and Sheree Paske. Within an instant he was the joy of their life. Throughout his time on earth he lived his life to the fullest from his adventurous spirit and passion for the outdoors, to his caring nature. He had an overall charismatic personality that touched the lives of countless others. Hayden's life would seem too short to many but those who were touched by him understand that the quality of his existence far exceeds the time in which he lived. Family members ask that his life be celebrated. Hayden is survived by his parents, Paul and Sheree Paske; his sister, Amber Paske; his grandparents, Brenda Walker, Paul and Jenny Paske, and C.A. and Kathleen Boulte; great-grandparents, Wally and Amanda Walker and Rose Palash; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and many friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

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 and wife Sondra of Timpson; daughters, Leslie Wood and husband Matt of Spring Hill, Tenn. and Ashley Hall and husband Rick of Austin; brother, Tommy Bush and wife Annette of Gary; sisters, Beth Tipton and husband Harvey and Sandra Brownlow and husband Keith, all of Timpson; 18 grandchildren, Katie, Tyler and Maggie Bush, Timothy and Shelby Bush, Whitney Yother and husband Eric, Paige Trent, Caleb and Abby Bush, Cameron, Wil, Kyle, Celine and Celeste Bush, Madison and Eric Wood and Hudson Hall; and great-grandchildren, Candyce and Cadyence Yother. Pallbearers were Tyler, Timothy, Trent, Caleb, Cameron and Wil Bush. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, was in charge of arrangements.

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 attended 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 Hanson 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.

STAKES
KEMAH -- Thomas Dudley Stakes 64, of Crosby, a former resident of Polk County, died on April 12, 2014. Thomas was born on Aug. 12, 1949 in Houston, to Juel and Abbie Stakes. Thomas worked as a security officer for many years and in his spare time he enjoyed dancing, watching TV and spending time with family and friends. Thomas was known as a very strong willed, loving and caring man. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sissy Stakes; brother, Charles Stakes and sister, Wanda Stakes. Thomas is survived by his daughter, Tanya Lucus and husband Jason; sisters, Mary E. Hickey, Diane Kimberlin and Lisa Gaspard; brother, Robert A Stakes; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. A celebration of Thomas's life was held on Saturday, April 26, at Life Fellowship Church in Kemah. Sterling-White Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send the family condolences, visit sterlingwhite.com

ANDERSON
HUNTSVILLE -- Kate Marion Anderson, 84, died on April 21, 2014. Kate, born June 29, 1929 in Onalaska, is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Iola Smith and grandson, Michael Arron Peavey. She is survived by her cherished husband, Luther "Buddy" E. Anderson; son, John Michael Peavey and wife Sharon; daughter, Pamela Peavey; grandchildren, Chad Womack and wife Dillon, Brad Womack, Wesley Womack and wife Prima and Angela Kate Peavey Mayton and husband Mike; great-grandchildren, Bailea, Darianne, Madeline, Garrett, Lyla Kate, Skylar and Lincoln; sister, Jane Bowers and brother, Roy Lu-cas. Kate was known as truly a southern lady, who dedicated her life to preparing herself and family to go live with Christ. She and her beloved husband, Buddy, had a unique love for each other unlike no other, which her children and grandchildren were blessed to witness. Kate believed home is where the heart is and when you walked through her front door you truly felt at home. Family members say she will be remembered as a gracious and loving dedicated Christian. Funeral services were held Friday, April 25, at Elkins Lake Baptist Church in Huntsville. Graveside services were Friday, April 25, in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Elkins Lake Baptist Church Building Fund, 206 Texas 19, Huntsville, Texas 77340. Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial condolences may be made to the family online at shmfh.com.

PERONI
EAGLE LAKE -- Funeral Services for Edweina Roberts Peroni were held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Menard Chapel in Segno, with Ben Clamon officiating. Interment followed in the chapel cemetery. Edweina was born on May 25, 1929 in West Columbia, to Frank Michaux Roberts and Jewel Jane (McWhorter) Roberts. She died on April 22, 2014. She was a registered nurse, and after retirement in 1982 became a dedicated Mission Service Corps volunteer at Valley Baptist Retreat in Mission. She made medical mission trips into Mexico and all along the border helping in clinics with other volunteer health professionals. In 1985, Edwenia and her husband started a Christmas Stocking Ministry that reached children on both sides of the border as well as far into the interior of Mexico. Church organizations all across the United States donated toys to this ministry. In one recent year, Edweina and other volunteers at VBR distributed approximately 25,000 Christmas stockings to children on the border and all over Mexico. She is preceded in death by her parents her husband, John Peroni; infant daughter, Bonnie Darlene Peroni; daughter, Bonnie Norene Tangradi; sister, Joyce Neal and brothers, John O. Roberts and Henry H. Roberts. She is survived by her son, Ron Peroni and wife Joy of Chesterville; son-in-law, Richard Tangradi of Springhill, Fla.; sister, Cynthia Clamon and husband Ben (Rusty) of Livingston and four brothers, Frank Roberts Jr. and wife Estella of Santa Rosa, James Roberts and wife Patricia of Krum, Douglas Roberts of Huffman and Charles Roberts of Poolville. Grandchildren include Ron Peroni II, Rhonda and husband Ioben Borbiliac, Russell Peroni and wife Laura, Jim Bodenhiemer and wife Dana, Chanda Millender and Timothy Raskani. Great grandchildren are Rylee, Rayden, and Rebecca Peroni, Chenyia Tangradi, Zane Bodenheimer, Chakira, Maurice and Mausona Millender. Her aunt and best friend, Dorothy McWhorter of Livingston, and numerous other relatives and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Baptist Retreat, Mission, Texas or your favorite missionary. Eagle Lake Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, was in charge of arrangements.

ISAACKS
LIVINGSTON -- John Alfred Isaacks, 77, was born on March 10, 1937 in Falfurrias and died on April 22, 2014. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Ray Isaacks Sr. and Dorris Lorene Bowen Isaacks and brothers, Ellis Lee Isaacks and Jimmy Lloyd Isaacks. Mr. Isaacks is survived by his children, John David Isaacks, Darla Margaret Isaacks Reinhardt, Darryl Wayne Isaacks, Daniel Ray Isaacks, Dennis James Isaacks, Dana Isaacks Huey and Daylon Wade Isaacks; brother, Leonard Ray Isaacks Jr.; sisters, Beverly Echols, Evelyn Brown and Dorris Barker; along with many grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WILLIAMS
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Shirley Rose Williams, 86, of Point Blank will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Bro. Dean Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst. Mrs. Williams was born on June 4, 1927 in Houston and died on April 24, 2014 in Point Blank. She is preceded in death by her parents, Adrian and Daisy (Cotton) Clark; sisters, Mathlyn Birdsong and Daisy Young; brother, Leland Smith and great-grandchild, Madison Williams. She is survived by her husband, Marvin Williams of Point Blank; 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; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Christopher Williams, Chadwick Williams, Joshua Houser, Jason Houser, Raymond Williams Jr., William Williams, and Kevin Williams. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BASS
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for James Albert Bass, 74, of Onalaska were held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Gideon Watson officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Bass was born on Nov. 27, 1939 in Trawick and died on April 23, 2014 in Onalaska. He was known as a family man who loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He also loved hunt-ing and telling stories. He came to be known as the "neighborhood watch dog" because he loved being outside and sitting on his porch. He worked in commercial construction during his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Helen (Emerson) Bass; son, James Luster Bass and sisters, Roberta Johnson, Hazel McBride and Anna Lou Rawlinson. He is survived by his wife, Laura Bass of Onalaska; daughters, Susan and husband Gary Cain of Moss Hill, Vita and husband Bobby Baker of Onalaska and Rita Bass of Onalaska; son, Thomas Bass of Porter; grandchildren, Chris Cain, Mike Cain, B.J. Baker, Becky Sparks, Thomas Lynn Bass, Rachel Bass and Ben Bass; great-grandchildren, Brittni Jennings, Keegan Kight, McKenzie Cain, Samantha Cain, Ethan Kight, Emily Cain, James Cain, Laura Sparks, Graham Sparks, Owen Bass and Tristan Bass; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Chris Cain, Mike Cain, B.J. Baker, Ben Bass, Devon Sparks, Mark Whittaker and Thomas Lynn Bass. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

VIRKKI
LIVINGSTON -- Viktor J. Virkki, 82, of Livingston died on April 19, 2014. He was born on Dec. 15, 1931 in Finland. He married Pamela Miller on July 12, 2009. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eero and Helmi Virkki. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Virkki of Livingston; stepdaughter, Heather Woods and husband Rick of Kingwood; stepson, Donald Haynes and wife Daphne of Humble; grandchildren, Brooklyn, William, Blake, Sarah and Seth; and numerous other relatives in Finland. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HOLLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Rex Narlon Holley, 53, of Livingston will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Rex was born on Sept. 11, 1960 in Woodville and died on April 18, 2014 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his mother, LaHoma (Hightower) Holley and father, Narlon Chambless. He is survived by his sons, Rex Ryan Holley of Kingwood and Aaron Everette Holley of Kingwood; dad, Cleburn "Bill" Holley of Livingston; brothers, Marc Holley and Mary of Pearland, Troy Holley and Kay of Pearland, Derek Holley of Crockett, Scott Holley of Livingston and Lance Holley and Charlotte of Webster; sisters, Christie Weatherford and Kim Breakiron, both of Broaddus; lifelong friend, Elbert Emanuel; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LAMBERT
LIVINGSTON -- James Carl Lambert was born July 1, 1952 in Huntsville, to Jeff Carl Lambert and Geniece Ellen (Blair) Lambert, and died on April 19, 2014 in Moscow. During his lifetime, he worked in the maintenance industry. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Sneathern. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Lambert of Moscow; daughter, Shantae Shifflet and John Shipman of Katy; sons, Robert Lambert and Jaime of Corrigan, Jeff Lambert of Diboll and Patrick Shifflet and Joanna of Nacog-doches; grandchildren, Troy, Drew, Tatum, Payton, Addison, J.T., Angie, Justin, Katelyn and Abbigail; sisters, Patsy Landrum of Huntsville and Bobbie Wright of Garland; and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

COWART
WOODVILLE -- Robert Allen Cowart, 85, of Colmesneil died on April 18, 2014. Survivors include his sons, Allen Ray Cowart of Kemah, Norman Earl Cowart and wife Laurie of Parkersburg, W. Va. and Lloyd Gene Cowart and wife Dona of Orange; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 23, in the Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville, with burial at Ferrell Cemetery near Woodville.

SCHUNIOR
LIVINGSTON -- Robert Nicholas Schunior Jr. was born Aug. 26, 1953 in Houston, to Robert Schunor and Clothilde "Tillie" (Cantu) Schunior, and died on April 16, 2014 in Onalaska. During his lifetime, he worked for ERA Helicopters as a technician. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Tillie Schunior and brother, Hector Schu-nior. He is survived by his wife, Ellen "Carlin" Schunior of Onalaska; daughter, Jasmin Milenberg of Iowa; sisters, Norma Sowell and Cynthia Schunior, both of Chireno, Sylvia Kirkland of Houston and Ada Mazariegos of Rydal, Ga.; grandchildren, Kaylin Peterson, Faith Peterson, Keaton Peterson and Jade Peterson; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BAXTER
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Mayselle L. Baxter, 85, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Ruby Cemetery near Livingston. Mrs. Baxter was born on Feb. 4, 1929 in Cabot, Ark., to James Mitchell Moran and Annie Matilda (Driskel) Moran, and died on April 18, 2014 in Livingston. She was a homemaker all her life. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James L. Baxter; daughters, Carolyn Rawls and Jennifer Sibley; son, Herman P. Sibley; sister, Marie Weiland and brothers, Oneal Moran, W.J. "Bill" Moran, Novis C. Moran, Argle Moran and Lloyd Moran. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Annette Harrison of Livingston; daughter, Rita Sills of Pasadena; grandchil-dren, Steven, Stephanie and husband John, Stacie, Shannon, Choyss and wife Aimee and Jessica and husband Bobby; great-grandchildren, Brandi, Andrew, Brayden, Cayss, Riyan Rae, Stephanie, Dylan, Jace, Kaylee, Joshua and Emma; great-great-grandchild, Kilea; sister, Joyce F. Warner of Pasadena; brother, Leroy Moran of North Little Rock, Ark.; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Steven Sills, Choyss Lowery, Jeff Warner, Scott Warner, Edward J.R. Moran, John Wayne Moran. Honorary pall-bearers will be Tony Warner, Chuck Simecek, Ricky Sills and Bobby Harrison. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

COPPOCK
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Richard Neal Coppock, 60, of Livingston were held on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor Marvin Martin officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Richard was born on April 21, 1953 in Houston and died on April 14, 2014 in Houston. He was a member of the Scenic Loop Fire Department from 1980-1996. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Hilde (Pokora) Coppock. He is survived by his sons, Ricky Coppock and Frank Coppock, both of Port Arthur; brother, Ron Coppock of Houston, and his two children, Sherry and Michael; sister, Jennifer Beauseigle of Houston and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Members of the Scenic Loop Fire Department served as pallbearers. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HECKERT
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH. – Mirriam "Mimi" Heckert died peacefully on April 9, 2014 in an adult care home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. She is survived by Dick, her loving husband of 62 years; daughters, Donna Deska of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and Valerie Greene of Alexandria, Va.; son, Gregg of San Mateo, Calif.; sons-in-law, Tom Deska and Jim Greene; three granddaughters, Katie Deska, Sarah Greene and Annie Greene and nephews, Keith and Kevin Dowd. Mimi was blessed with lifelong friendships made at both the Cypress Swingers and the Hey Lollies square dance clubs in Houston. She also enjoyed many friends at her home in Memorial Point near Livingston. A family memorial was held on April 12 at her inurnment in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Mich.

SALAZAR
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Mary Helen Castillo Salazar, 56, of Livingston were held on Friday, April 18, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor David Goddard officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Mary was born on Nov. 6, 1957 in Galveston, to Virginia Flores, and died on April 15, 2014 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents, Toribio and Felicitas (Mendoza) Castillo and sisters, Emily Castillo and Margaret Castillo. She is survived by her husband, David Salazar Sr. of Livingston; daughters, Angela Castillo of Livingston and RoseAnn Murphy of Livingston; sons, David Lee Salazar of Livingston, David Salazar Jr. of Pasadena and Steven Salazar of Livingston, Texas; grandchildren, Alexis Murphy, Dylan Murphy, McKenzie Murphy, Amerie Gomez, Anisia Salazar, and Maritza Salazar; sister and brother-in-law, Mariane and Marcus Sosa of Houston; brother and sister-in-law, Freddie and Sandra Flores of Houston; sisters, Elena Sanchez and Tina Guevara, both of Houston; brother, Louis Flores of Houston and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Freddie Flores, Louis Flores, Isaac Flores, David Lee Salazar, Steven Salazar and Daniel Trevino. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SAXON
CORRIGAN -- Funeral Services for Billy Ray "Poppy-Pa" Saxon, 78, of Corrigan were held on Friday, April 18, 2014, in Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Corrigan, with the Rev. Lesly Wilkinson and the Rev. Curtis Jordon officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Billy died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Lufkin Memorial Hospital. He married the love of his life, Catherine Bell, on Jan. 6, 1962. He served in the US Army from 1959-1961 in Germany. In 1963, he became a father to his first daughter, Debra McAdams, followed in 1965 with his second daughter, Dwana Nowak. Billy, also known as "Poppy-Pa," worked hard to provide for his family, retiring from Lufkin Industries after 34 years of service. He took great pride in his family. His greatest joy was to bring smiles to the faces of his children and grandchildren. Billy found happiness in long rides with his brother, Trey. He was known as a family man with endless love for each of his family members, who will be remembered for his wit and sense of humor. He loved a good laugh and making anyone smile. Mr. Saxon is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Catherine "Cathy" Bell Saxon; daughters, Debra McAdams of Corrigan and Dwana Nowak and husband James of Lufkin; granddaughters, Amy Howard and husband Brent of Port Lavaca and Brittany and Caitlin McAdams of Corrigan; grandsons, Alex Nowak of College Station and Robert McAdams of Corrigan; brothers, Doyle Saxon of Diboll and Tracy Saxon of Trinity; one great-granddaughter, Emily Kay Howard and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Fern Dunn Saxon and brothers, Kenneth Saxon and Royal Saxon. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568 of Livingston. Pallbearers were Christopher Sanders, James Williams, Jamie Saxon, Tracy Gossett, Bo Bell and Brian Lawson. Honorary pallbearers were Duncan Langston, Robert McAdams and Alex Nowak. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to corriganfh.com.

YOUNG
LIVINGSTON -- Wallace Scott Young of Livingston was born on Aug. 22, 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa and died on April 11, 2014 at the age of 90. Survivors include his children, Dawn Crittellie, Dennis Young, James Blake, Frank Stewart and Fred Young; grandchildren, Michael Butler and Brandon Butler; great-grandbaby, Kaydence Butler; numerous other relatives and a host of dear friends. Wallace was a bomber pilot in the United States Air force, serving four tours of duty for the 351 squadron. After the war he worked for the United States Government as a FBI agent. Wallace had a long good life and was willing to help anyone. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

RIVERS
WOODVILLE -- Mary Jane Rivers, 85, of Woodville died on April 16, 2014. Family members say Jane was an inspiration to everyone that came in contact with her and that her faith in the Lord never wavered. Jean and her husband Robert looked in on a lot of people and tended to their needs. She was known as a loving, caring, and giving person who loved having tea with her dear friends and taking care of her flowers. She loved her family, friends, church, but most of all, she loved the Lord. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Robert. She is survived by her brother, James Parrish and wife Shirley; sister-in-law, Harriet Whitmire; dear friends,Wilma Ross, Carol and Randy Burke, Jim and Melba Bedgood, Tabitha and Josh Branham, Randy Robert, Kim, Kate and John Burke, Arwin and Jane Burkett and Mary Miles; nephews, James Rivers and wife Suzanne, Robert Rivers and wife Belinda, Troy Dobbs and wife Barbara, Tommy Dobbs and wife Kathy and Dale Parrish and wife Kerrie; nieces, Belinda and husband Archie Connor, Cindy Gaston, Lisa Weeks, LaMerle and husband Buddy Seymour, Janice and husband Marvin Phillips, LaVerne and husband A.D. Dillon, Mildred and husband Tommy Clifton and Billie Ann McDaniel; as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Services were held on Saturday, April 19, in the Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville, with Bro. Neil Higginbotham and Bro. Chance Sims officiating. She was buried in Parrish Cemetery in Hortense (Polk County). Pallbearers were Jim Bedgood, Arwin Burkett, Tommy Walker, Tommy Clifton, Tommy Dobbs and Dale Parrish. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Burke, Randy Robert Burke, Joshua Branham and Johnathan Burke. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville.

SEGREST
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Bobbie Lou Segrest, 85, of Livingston were held Monday, April 14, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor Mike Meadows, the Rev. John Wilhelm and Bro. Martin Bienvenue officiating. Interment followed in Midway Cemetery in the Midway community. Mrs. Segrest was born on Feb. 21, 1929 in Livingston and died on April 9, 2014 in Livingston. She attended nursing school at San Jacinto College and worked in the Livingston hospital for 13 years. She also took care of many Livingston residents as a private nurse. She was a Baptist by faith and was known as someone with a heart of gold, and one of the biggest givers ever known. Any time anyone came to her house to visit, she always wanted to cook for them and insist they stay as long as they liked, She loved company and was an excellent host. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Cuba (Hales) Hubert; husband, Milton Allen Segrest and granddaughter, Heather Dorris Ramsey. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Tim Syms of Livingston; grandson, Heath Allen Dorris of Livingston; grandson-in-law, Jeremy Ramsey of Marquez; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Carter, Hunter and Maddie; brother and sister-in-law, Robert Hubert and Leighnae of Livingston; sister-in-law, Virginia Kovaly and Jerry of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Mickey Hubert, Lynn Hubert Jr., Aaron Hubert, John Wesley Hubert, Dale Hubert and Eddie Wayne Ward. Honorary pallbearers included Robert Lynn Hubert Sr., Jeremy Ramsey, Jerry Kovaly, Bob Smith, Fred Smith, Corky Cochran, Bubba Piper, Charlie Hubert, Wayne Hubert, James Richardson and Glenn Hu-bert. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

REEVES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Blanche Yvonne (Eads) Reeves, 75, of Livingston were held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Livingston, with the Rev. Orval Barger and the Rev. Brett Lester officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Blanche was born on Sept. 1, 1938 in Camden, to John Henry Eads and Rebecca Atkinson Kelley, and died on April 11, 2014 at her residence in Livingston. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Rebecca and John W. Kelley, in the Big Sandy and Soda communities. She attended school in Big Sandy and then Livingston, where she graduated with the class of 1956. Blanche met and married Leonard Reeves on March 4, 1956 in Livingston. She later worked as a dispatcher for Polk County Sher-iff's Office, Livingston Police Department and Livingston Fire Department. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Reeves; father, John Henry Eads; mother, Rebecca Atkinson Kelley; stepfather, John William Kelley; son, Roy Lynn Reeves; daughter, Linda Beth Reeves; four half-brothers, six half-sisters, five stepbrothers, and three stepsisters. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roland Reeves and Donna; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Reeves and Cecilee; two brothers, Billy Eads and Oscar Eads; three granddaughters, Tanisha and husband Lewis Findley Sr., Emily Rebecca Schroeder and husband Glenn Schroeder and Jenna Eve Reeves; seven grandsons, Otis James Reeves and wife Crystal, Roman Lee Reeves and wife Amanda, Thomas Kirk Reeves, Tyler Cain Reeves, Marshall Ray Reeves, Matthew Jones and Zachary Jones and wife Teresa; 10 great-grandchildren, Lewis Wayne Findley Jr., Derrick Scott Findley, Walker Lee Findley, Jasmine Reeves, Elizabeth Reeves, Symphony Reeves, Dylan Reeves, Marla Reeves, Reagan Lee Reeves, Zachary Daniel Jones Jr., Peyton Reeves and Logan Cain Reeves and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Ricky Taylor, Dennis Clifton, Byron Lyons, Leon Middleton, Matt Parrish, Wesley Smith, Dakota Hernandez and Mike DeVilleneuve. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Livingston Police Department, and Polk County Sheriff's Department were honorary pallbearers. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MCCULLOUGH
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Roy Glenn McCullough, 64, of Houston were held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Ronald Gene Richardson officiating. Interment followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. McCullough was born on Feb. 17, 1950 in Abilene, to Avis and Roy L. McCullough. He enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing in the Livingston area alongside numerous cousins, uncles, and brother. He died on Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was a graduate of M.B. Smiley High School, class of 1968, and graduated from the University of Houston in 1975. Roy was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Deborah McCullough; son, Sean and his wife Sarah; brother, David and his wife Brenda, along with their sons Jason and Micah and their wives and children. Pallbearers were Sean McCullough, Jason McCullough, Micah McCullough, Mike Richardson, James Kenneth Richardson and Wayne Richardson, with David McCullough as an al-ternate. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CROW
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Jason John Crow, 46, of Livingston were held on Monday, April 7, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with interment following in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mr. Crow was born on June 8, 1967 in Houston, to Edward Earl Crow Jr. and Jo Ann (Bennett) Crow, and died on April 2, 2014 in Temple. He was employed in the engineering department for Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, although most of his life he worked as a locksmith. He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Earl Crow Jr.; grandparents, John Bennett and MaMa Pat Bennett and uncle, Curtis Latiolais. He is survived by his mother, Jo Ann Crow of Livingston; daughters, Amber Crow of Bastrop and Jessica Crow of Livingston; granddaughters, Stephanie Crow and Jordan Crow, both of Livingston; sister, Jeannine Berry of Bastrop; nieces, Rebecca Berry and Rachael Berry, both of Bastrop; great-nephew, Jalen Bell of Bastrop; aunt, Betty Latiolais of Prairieville, La.; cousins, Dock Latiolais of Rosharon and Gevan Latiolais of Walker, La.; second cousins, Brittany Barcia of Tickfaw, La. and Rhena Latiolais, Slate Latiolais and Olivia Latiolais, all of Rosharon; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jason Page, Greg Fleck, Luciano Mendez, Todd Peterson, Jonathan Fleck, Cliff West and Dave Dorner. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

TRAVIS
LIVINGSTON -- Cynthia Louise "Cindy" Brewer Travis, born on Feb. 5, 1959 in Houston, to Ira Herbert and Valene Margaret King Brewer, died on April 10, 2014 in The Woodlands at the age of 55. Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 28 years, Michael Edwin Travis; her parents and sisters, Debbie and husband Tony Cox, Betty and husband Curtis Hoffman, Margaret Sanders, Sandra Brewer and Rebecca and husband Nels Wickander; her very special nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and a host of dear friends. A celebration of Cindy's life was held on Saturday, April 12, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Goodrich. Pallbearers were Curt Hoffman, Robert Dennis, Bryan Cox, Steven Cox, Darren Cox, Lance Hammond, Avrey Phillips and Hunter Phillips. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Cox, Curtis Hoffman, Jim Hill, Nels Wickander, James Richardson, Jason Hunt and Nathan Cox. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

MURPHY
LIVINGSTON -- Bobblene Murphy died on April 12, 2014 at the age of 81. She was born and raised in Hattiesburg, Miss. and moved to Houston in 1953. There she met and married the love of her life, Enneth Murphy, in 1954. To this union two children were born, a daughter, Cindy, and a son, Darrell. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 15, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Robert Smith and Bro. Quentin Matthews officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Murphy loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and loved being a friend to all. She was a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and loved the Lord with all her heart. She attended Midway Community Church. Mrs. Murphy worked in a local grocery store as produce manger for 22 years and it was a very special part of her life. There she had many wonderful friends and treasured the customers she served. Through the years many young people came and went. She worked with three very special dear friends, Melvin Stephens, Tracy Hilton and Paul Brown, and their friendship through the years. Mrs. Murphy retired in 1989 to enjoy gardening, canning vegetables, cooking for friends and family, and all drop-ins were welcome to eat at her table. Mrs. Murphy was treasurer for Camp Ruby Cemetery for seven years, a job she loved dearly. She made many wonderful friends over the years. Mrs. Murphy is survived by her husband of 59 years; daughter, Cindy and husband Mike Nichols of Tomball; son, Darrell and wife Sharon Murphy of Camp Ruby; two grandchildren, Autumn and husband John Cox and Kabe and wife Chelesa Murphy, all of Camp Ruby; six great-grandchildren, Chloe, Paige, Lev and Hayes Cox and Ruby, Eli and Dax Murphy, all of Camp Ruby; sisters-in-law, Audra Murphy of Livingston and Murel Welch of The Bradford in Livingston; a host of nieces and nephews; dearly-beloved friend, Violet Baily of Camp Ruby and two special people in her life, Genny and Kenneth Devoltz of Camp Ruby. Pallbearers were Randy Van Wagner, Tommy Slack, O.L. Collins, Randy Hinson, Larry Welch, Ronald Cox and Don Fancett. Honorary pallbearers were Glen Goodwin, Kabe Murphy and John Cox. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CARTER
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lillie M. Carter, 81, of Livingston were held on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Carter was born on Oct. 12, 1932 in Garrison and died on April 11, 2014 in Livingston. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary No. 1839 in Cleveland, and a member of Beacon Bay Baptist Church in Livingston. She married Albert Carter on March 23, 1953 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose (Hutto) Powers; husband, Albert Carter; brother, Homer Powers; sisters, Pauline Lee, Luella McNease Jacobs and Nita Powers and granddaughter, Cierra McCoy. She is survived by her son, Charles Allen Carter of Livingston; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn McCauley and Richard of Humble and Linda Sullivan and James of Livingston; grandchildren, Amanda McCoy, Carrie Gibbs, Joshua Warren and Jennifer and husband, Jim Chancey; great-grandchildren, Michael, Sadie, Ty and Mason McCoy, Katelynn Gibbs, Brooke Willson, Jayleigh and Lane Warren and Autumn Chancey; sister, Leoma Neil of Garrison; 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.

DAVID
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Genevieve M. "Lolly" David, 82, of Point Blank were held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Point Blank, with Father Kim Nuygen officiating. Interment followed in Forest Park Lawndale in Houston. Mrs. David was born on Dec. 17, 1931 in Rosenberg and died on April 14, 2014 in Point Blank. She worked as a broker in the real estate industry during her lifetime. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Theresa (Krolczyk) Sopczak; son, Joseph Frank David Jr. and sister, Anatalie Dvorak. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Frank David Sr. of Point Blank; son and daughter-in-law, Michael David and Debby of McKinney; daughter, Pam Ambrose of Point Blank; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth David and Bessie of Nassau Bay; son and daughter-in-law, Frank David and Karen of Point Blank; grandchildren, Michael Keathe David, Brian James David, Angela Vassallo, Michael Dedwylder, Lisa David, Jessica Owens, Carrie Michelle Grimes, Anatalie Nicole David, Wesley Aaron David, Daniel David and April Stanley; great-grandchildren, Shane David, Cobi David, Colten Calvit, Whitney Dedwylder, Wyatt Dedwylder, Michael McClenny, Jacob McClenny and Mason Brew-er; great-great-grandson, Mikal London David; brother and sister-in-law, Chester Sopczak and Shirley of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Keathe David, Brian David, Daniel David, David Dvorak, Randy Dvorak and Dalton Dvorak. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

COPPOCK
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Richard Coppock, 60, of Livingston will be held at noon Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor Marvin Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, prior to service time, also at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. A full obituary will be published at a later date. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HERNDON
LIVINGSTON -- Waunita Dawn Herndon was born on Nov. 14, 1931 and died on April 10, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Dodd Herndon. Dawn, as most knew her, was known as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Dawn died at her son's home, peacefully, with hospice care provided during her final days. She was known as someone who was loved by all and will be missed by many. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Strebeck; son, Wesley Wilkinson; brothers, Jerry Hauke and Johnny Hauke; sister, Sue Baley; three granddaughters, Kelly Key, Charlotte Hathaway and Courtney Sanders; great-grandchildren, Tabetha Key, Samantha Batteram, Thomas Hathaway, Savanna Brown, Elijah Sanders and Isaiah Sanders and great-great-grandchildren, Taitum Trevenio, Rai Savage, Daniela Garcia and Isabella Garcia. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WHITTEN
LIVINGSTON -- Lawrence Ray Whitten, 76, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Livingston. He was born July 13, 1938 in Houston. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Whitten; daughter, Renee Tubbleville; son, James Whitten Sr. and wife Kathy; grandchildren, Nicole Valderez and husband Randy, James Whitten Jr., Chris Whitten and Rachel Tubbleville; great-grandchildren, Kassidy Valderez, Kylie Valderez and Teigan Whitten; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, in the Brookside Grand Chapel. Interment will follow in Brookside Memorial Park.

ROWE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Natalie Cecile Rowe, 50, of Livingston were held on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Central Baptist Church in Livingston, with Aaron DuVall officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Natalie was born on Oct. 12, 1963 in Galveston and died on April 4, 2014 in Livingston. She is survived by her husband, Billy Rowe of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Lindsey and Craig Jones of Livingston; son, Jake Rowe of Livingston; granddaugh-ters, Lexi Jones and Lizzy Jones of Livingston; mother, Trudy Fleet-wood of Livingston; father, Bob Love Sr. of Livingston; brother, Bob Love Jr. of Onalaska; sister and brother-in-law, Lezli and Steve Myers of Moscow; sister, Nancy Love of Kingwood; sister and brother-in-law, Keisha and Michael Bryan of Lufkin; mother-in-law, Ann Rowe of Livingston; sister-in-law, Dalva Rowe Moseley of Liv-ingston; brother and sister-in-law, F. Dennis and Elena Rowe of Liv-ingston; brother-in-law, Dennis E. Rowe of Livingston; sister-in-law, Denise Rowe of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Janhi and Doug Adams of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Roechalle Rowe of Livingston; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Craig Jones, Bryan Fann, Mark Bullock, Keith Bullock, Bobby Rowe and Jose Balderama. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

STOCK
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Sharon Annette Stock, 66, of Onalaska were held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. Interment fol-lowed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mrs. Stock was born on July 29, 1947 in Texarkana, Ark. and died on April 5, 2014 in Conroe. She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mary Lou (Crowson) McDowell and brother, Buddy McDowell. She is survived by her husband, John Stock of Onalaska; son and daughter-in-law, James and Jody Cope of Humble; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Luana Cope of Humble; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Mike Skaggs of Ona-laska; brother, Albert McDowell of New Caney; grandchildren, Scarlett Cope, Jayden Cope, Landon Cope, Katie Maidlow, Jessica Maidlow and Jacob Maidlow and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

GRAVES
LIVINGSTON -- Margaret Ree Graves was born on May 27, 1931 in Vincent, Ala., to George and Beulah Smith, and died on April 8, 2014 at the age of 82. Survivors include her daughters, Margaret Darlene Ezell and hus-band Steve and Chris McCoy and husband Don; grandchildren, De-ana Magee, Candie Kapanowski, Trey McCoy, Treb Alderson, Karly Alderson, Eric Pingleton and Chase Ibendahl; great-grandchildren, Colton Clifton, Jacob Langley, Rebekah Kapanowski, Michael Kapanowski, John Kapanowski, Reagan Magee, Logan Magee, Jaymen Alderson and Ashlynn Al-derson; sister, Mavis Roscoe; spe-cial niece, Cindy Botts; best friend, Jay Kennedy; seven stepchildren of late husband, Eugene Forrest; her baby, "Buddy"; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Margaret was preceded in death by husband, William Warren Graves; five brothers and three sisters. Margaret was a member of the Eastern Star out of Deming, N.M. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Liv-ingston. A celebration of Margaret's life was held on Friday, April 11, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve Woody officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Steve Ezell, Chad Magee, Mark Kapanowski, Don McCoy, Dale Ibendahl and Edward Marion. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefu-neral.com.

SEGREST
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Bobbie Lou Segrest, 85, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor Mike Meadows and the Rev. John Wil-helm officiating. Interment will follow in Midway Cemetery in the Midway community. Mrs. Segrest was born on Feb. 21, 1929 in Livingston and died on April 9, 2014 in Livingston. She retired from her career of nursing. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert W. Hubert and Cu-ba T. (Hales) Hubert. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HOOKS
LIVINGSTON -- Bettie Lee Hooks, born on Oct. 13, 1941 in Aberdeen, Miss., died on April 9, 2014 at the age of 72. Bettie is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, James Hooks Sr.; son, James Hooks Jr.; brothers, Cecil Jones, Charles Jones and Dale Jones; sisters, Ruby Brantly and Catherine Moore; grandchil-dren, James Lee Hooks, William Joseph Hooks, Jennifer Matthews and Greg Matthews; three great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Bettie was preceded in death by her parents, Dock Spencer Jones and Ronnie Lee Harris Jones; daughters, Mary Ann Hooks and Judy Lynn Hooks; brothers, Frank-lin Jones, Robert H. Jones and Billy Joe Jones and sister, Baby "Sis" Pace. Bettie was a member of Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Segno. A celebration of Bettie's life was held on Saturday, April 12, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Mitchell Murphy officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefu-neral.com.

LOWE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Thomas J. Lowe, 78, of Tomball were held on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating and the eulogy reading by Alton Gerhardt. Inter-ment followed in Pine Grove Cem-etery in the Barnum community. Mr. Lowe was born on Oct. 15, 1935 in Moscow and died on April 7, 2014 in Houston. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and later worked in the lumber industry, retiring from Louisiana Pacific. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Riley Lowe Sr. and Della (Toney) Lowe; brother, Thurman Lowe and sister, Mae Stutts. He is survived by his wife, Janet Lowe of Tomball; son, Jack Lowe and wife Lori of Sugar Land; daughter, Jana K. Baker and hus-band Jim of Tomball; grandchil-dren and their spouses, Jared Lowe and Ann Marie of Frankston, Me-ghan Brown and Brady of West Columbia, Anthony Baker and Murrae of Conroe, Keely Ana Baker of Tomball and Cory Tho-mas Baker of Tomball; great-grandchildren, Parker Lowe, Pres-ley Brown, Emmylou Brown, Aid-en Baker and Noelle Baker; brother and sister-in-law, William "Bo" Lowe and Charlene of Onalaska; brother, Arthur R. Lowe of Hunts-ville; sister, Nelma Huer of Living-ston; and numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jared Lowe, Brady Brown, Anthony Baker, Cory T. Baker, Greg Lowe and Kevin Dandy. Honorary pallbearers included Robert Chisolm, Gayland Hancock, Henry D. Pope, B.L Manry, Marvin Slusher and Cory Jones. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BATY
LUFKIN -- Funeral services for James L. "Pete" Baty, 62, of Leg-gett were held Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin. Interment followed in Wallace Chapel Ceme-tery. Mr. Baty was born July 7, 1951 in Lufkin and died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Baty had worked as a diesel mechanic for Hughes Trucking for more than 20 years, and had re-sided in Leggett for the past 25 years. He loved to hunt, fish, gar-den, and be outdoors. But, most of all, he loved his family very much. Mr. Baty attended Leggett Assembly of God. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Edna Baty of Leggett; chil-dren and their spouses, James O. Baty of Leggett, Timothy and Kelly Baty of Leggett, Amanda and John Barksdale of Houston and DeeDee and Jerry Davis of Onalaska; grandchildren, Kara, Brittney, Shelby, Kristine, William, Krista, Daniel, Lynn and Gracie; great-grandson, Brandon; his mother, Farah Baty of Lufkin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Jesse Lopez of Liberty, Crystal Calder of Lafayette, La., Wonda and David Massey of Zavalla and Jean and James Bennett, Doris and Larry Siegert, and Joyce and Thomas Watson, all of Lufkin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William T. Baty and a brother, Thomas Wayne Baty. Pallbearers were Tim Baty, Dus-tin Watson, Jerry Davis, John Barksdale, Charles Calder and Carl Calder. Honorary pallbearers were James O. Baty, Jason Bennett, Wil-liam Baty and Daniel Hamilton. Memories and condolences may be added at carrowayfuneral-home.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, was in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS
LIVINGSTON -- A gathering for John E. Williams Sr., 82, of Cam-den will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment will be held at 1:45 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Mr. Williams was born Oct. 8, 1931 in Camden, to Jessie Williams and Madie (Freeman) Williams, and died on April 8, 2014 in Cam-den. He retired from Champion International. He was known as a devoted and loving father. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Marvin Williams. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kersh Williams and Anita of Conroe; son, John Earl Williams III and Arnetra Che-dikah of Houston; brother and sis-ter-in-law, Jessie Williams Jr. and Clara of Houston; sister and brother-in-law, Queen Ester Pre-ston and Ray of Camden; brother, Donald Williams of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MORRIS
NACOGDOCHES -- Graveside services for Marian Ellen "Liz" Morris, 73, of Livingston will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Davis Cemetery in Hen-derson, with Bro. John Spurgins officiating. Mrs. Morris died on April 9, 2014. Liz was born on June 19, 1940, to the late Thomas William Wright and Marian Ellen Clarke Wright, in London, England. She met and married David Morris in England, where they were married on May 1, 1971. She was married to her lov-ing husband for 42 wonderful years. Liz lost track of her sister, Patricia Howarth, when they moved from their hometown; about 30 years later they were reunited. She enjoyed spending quality time with her friends and family. Christmas was her special time of the year. She made all her tradi-tional meals and decorated her with Christmas decorations all through-out her lovely home. Liz also en-joyed gardening out in her flower bed, her trees, and her yard. Indian jewelry and old western history were her favorite items to have and collect. Liz enjoyed meeting people and found pleasure working with many people while working as a Red Cross volunteer. Her children and grandchildren called her "Nan-ny" to show the love they had for her; spending time with them just made her days. Liz is survived by her husband, David Morris; sons, Roger Morris and wife Patricia, Robert Morris and wife Melissa and David Mor-ris; daughter, Karen Morris; broth-ers, Leslie Wright and Billy Wright; sister, Patricia Howarth; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Roger Morris, Robert Morris, David Morris, An-drew Morris, Justin Hindsman, Maison Messer, Hayden Messer, Dylan Morris and Ethan Guevara. Laird Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BAILEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Jimmie "Memie" Bailey, 83, of Riesel were held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Gene Beamon officiating. Inter-ment followed in Midway Ceme-tery in Livingston. Memie was born Oct. 15, 1930 in Bedias and died on April 4, 2014 in Waco. She was employed by Texas Home Health and enjoyed caring for the elderly. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gooch and Lola (Leigh) Colburn; husband, Grover Bailey; brothers, Guy Colburn, Raymond Colburn and Woodrow Colburn and sister, Eva Bender. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Beamon of Bryan; sons, James Wingard of Houston and Donald Wingard of Shiro; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Phil-ips; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WILKINSON
LIVINGSTON -- Martha Evelyn Wilkinson, 69, of Rusk died on April 5, 2014, in MD Anderson in Houston. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 9, at Gallatin Missionary Baptist Church. The family visitation will also be at Gallatin MBC, on Tues-day evening, April 8th, from 6-8 pm. Graveside services were held in Lowes Chapel Cemetery near Rusk. Born on Feb. 10, 1945 near Rusk, Martha was the youngest daughter of William C. (Bill) Han-cock and Verna Lou McKnight. She married C. Gregory (Greg) Wilkinson of Rusk, formerly of Livingston, in 1961, and they moved to Houston. They raised two daughters, Beverly and Brenda, in Houston, Huntsville and Rusk. In 1980, Martha graduated Cum Laude from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of sci-ence degree in accounting. Moving back to Rusk in 1981, she worked as a legal secretary in Rusk and Jacksonville, and for many years in the accounting de-partment of Rusk State Hospital, from which she eventually retired in 2004. Martha enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, reading, can-ning, cooking and a weekly "Mema and Pepa night" with her seven cherished grandchildren. She was a member of Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and as-sisted the pastor, Don Copeland, with the church bulletin for years; and in more recent years, she was a member of Gallatin Missionary Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Billy Jack Han-cock and Henry Hancock; sister, Sarah Grace Price; stepbrothers, Leonard and Harvey Hancock; stepsisters, Edna Dickson and Ar-nella Jones; grandson, Caleb Par-sons and granddaughter, Kara Eve-lyn Parsons. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, C. Greg Wilkinson; great-aunt, Marie May of Rusk; sister, Mary Lou West of Arkansas; brother, Coy Hancock of Dallas; 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 Clarksville, Tennessee and Saman-tha Jo Rempfer of Rusk; grandsons, Joshua Parsons of Gallatin, Greg Rempfer of Clarksville, Tenn. and Anthony Thigpen of Jacksonville; great-grandchildren, Klaira Grace Jones and Kayleigh Jo Jones of Timpson; sister-in-law and dear friend, Wanda Williams; sister-in-law and husband, Sue and Ernie Rush of Kingwood; sister-in-law, Shirley Wilkinson of Corrigan and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were grandsons, Joshua Parsons, Gallatin; Greg Rempfer, Clarksville, Tenn.; Joe Jones, Timpson; Kody Killion, Rusk, Anthony Thigpen, Jackson-ville and Joshua Rutherford, Clarksville, Tenn. and nephews: Quinn Alexander of Kingwood, Cody Evans of Beaumont, Kevin Hall of Kingsland, Billy Shane Wilkinson of Corrigan and Lesly Wilkinson, Corrigan; and also Roy Wilkinson of Rusk and Mychal Parker of Chandler. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DAVIES
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Richard Dwayne Davies, 43, of Onalaska will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Coch-ran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiat-ing. Interment will follow in Hol-hausen-Darby Cemetery in Mos-cow. Richard was born on March 29, 1971 in Houston and died on April 5, 2014 in Onalaska. He worked in construction during his lifetime. He is survived by his parents, Bobby Davies Sr. of Seguin and Seleta (Richards) Davies of Ona-laska; brother, Bobby Davies Jr. of Seguin; sister, Renee Davies of Onalaska; nieces, Shelbey Maynard of Onalaska, Chelsey Elmore of Lambert, Miss. and Timberlee Li-ma of Onalaska; nephew, Zachary Davies of Onalaska; along with numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Trae Gerard, Scott Laird, Rocky Matthews, Robbie Maddox, Jay Todd Hughes, Rusty Pace and Jon Laird. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WEATHERFORD
WOODVILLE -- William "Bill" Bryan Weatherford, 67, of Wood-ville died peacefully at his resi-dence on March 27, 2014. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 30, at Riley Funeral Home in Woodville, with the burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Officiating the service was Dr. Raymond Parker. Pallbearers were George Jarrott, Jerry Minter, Darion Pate, Scott Yosko, Lonnie Grissom and Dwayne Greer. Honorary pallbear-ers were Zaccary Weatherford, Tyler Weatherford, Mike Roberts, Alex Weatherford, Scott Weather-ford and Stan Richardson Bill was born Jan. 17, 1947 in Camden, to Robert A. and Berniece Weatherford. A 1965 graduate of Kirby High School, he married his high school sweetheart, Janice Richardson Weatherford, on May 7, 1966. Janice was the love of his life and his life partner. His faith, along with their special bond, was the foundation of his life. His life-long career was in the timber indus-try, and he loved being in the out-doors. He spent a lot of his free time at his camp house where he always felt at peace. A strong sup-porter of law enforcement, two of his proudest moments were his oldest son, Bryan, being elected as Tyler County sheriff and his youngest son, Brad, becoming a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. and Berniece Weatherford. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Janice Weatherford; two sons, Bryan Weatherford of Woodville and Brad Weatherford and wife Kim of Austin; six grand-children, Zaccary, Tyler, Ashton, Reese, Reagan and Rylan Weather-ford and many special nieces and nephews. Riley Funeral Home of Wood-ville was in charge of arrange-ments.

NEWMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Cheryl Marie Watkins Newman, 54, of Cleveland will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery in Liv-ingston. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Cochran Funeral Home in Living-ston. Cheryl was born on Jan. 19, 1960 in Coco Beach, Fla. and died on April 6, 2014 in Houston. She is preceded in death by her grandfa-ther and a brother. She is survived by her husband, David Newman of Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law, James and Erica Alexander of Humble; moth-er and stepfather, Etta (McKissick) Dupuis and Cooney of Blevins, Ark.; father, Ernest Watkins of Splendora; grandmother, Alice Watkins of Porter; sister, Donna Jacobs of Livingston; brother, Jay Watkins of Liberty; sister, Marsha Coleman of Mt. Belvieu; uncle and aunt, Ron and Elizabeth Wil-ganoski of Porter; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SHEPTOCK
LIVINGSTON -- Joseph Shep-tock Jr., born on July 3, 1926 to Joseph Sheptock Sr. and Mary Zil-istaska Sheptock in Peckville, Pa., died on April 5, 2014 in Katy, Texas at the age of 87. Survivors include his loving wife of 12 years, Geneva; daughter, Jo-Ann Gierspeck and husband Micky; granddaughter, Mary Jo Bowers; four grandchildren; broth-er, George Sheptock and wife Peg-gy; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary Ruth Shep-tock; five brothers and one sister. Joseph was a veteran of the Unit-ed States Army, having served in World War II and the Korean con-flict. He was a member of the car-penters and millwright locals of Houston and a member of the First Assembly of God in Livingston. A celebration of Joseph's life was held on Wednesday, April 9, at the First Assembly of God in Liv-ingston, with Pastor Chris Borden officiating. Pallbearers were Shorty Fergu-son, Robert Owens, Micky Gier-speck, Skip Bowers, Willie Wilcox and Mark Maguire. Honorary pall-bearers were the Jet Sets. Grave-side services followed in Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, with the Dickinson VFW Post No. 6378 presenting military honors. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefu-neral.com.

PHILLIPS
LIVINGSTON -- James Wallace (Jimmy) Phillips of Livingston died on April 1, 2014. He was born to Wallace W. Phillips and Jessie Falloure Phillips on Jan. 25, 1928 in Liberty. He was a graduate of West Co-lombia High School, Schreiner Institute and the University of Hou-ston. He was in the United States Air Force for three years, eight months, eleven hours and 15 minutes, ob-taining the rank of staff sergeant with a tour of duty in Korea. He was employed by Wilson In-dustries for 22 years as office man-ager, store manager, salesman and international sales, residing in Tripoli, Libya in time for the revo-lution and finally in Aberdeen, Scotland for four and a half years. He was later employed by Cabot Corporation (IRI International) for six years and with Jackson's Indus-trial Supplies for six years. While selling oilfield supplies and drilling rigs, he traveled extensively in Eu-rope, Russia and the Middle East. He was a member of Nomads and the Livingston Lions Club, where he was a greeter for several years. As a member of the First United Methodist Church, he was involved in the church's finances and served many years as the treas-urer of the church. His survivors include his wife of 63 years, Byrne Morrison Phillips; a son, James Wallace Phillips Jr. and his wife Sandra Ballard Phil-lips; a daughter, Amy Byrne Phil-lips; grandchildren, Amanda Phil-lips and son Scout (great-grandson) and Wayne Wallace Phillips. He is also survived by his sister, Elmira Phillips Finken and husband Robert E. Finken; their sons, John, Bobby and Paul Finken and their children. Pallbearers were four former golfing friends, Bob Cook, George Hollenbeck, Sam Gordon and Johnny Sutton and friends, Joe Day and Isaac Alexander. The Living-ston Lions Club served as honorary pallbearers. A memorial service was held on Thursday, April 3, at First United Methodist Church sanctuary in Livingston, with Senior Pastor Ste-ve Woody and Pastor Emeritus James Frazier presiding. There was a private family burial at Moscow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Endowment or a charity of your choice. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

NEWTON
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Barbara Starr Newton, 53, of Liv-ingston were held on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Fred Alford officiating. Barbara was born on June 1, 1960 in Port Arthur and died on March 31, 2014 in Livingston. She worked as a caregiver for special needs patients. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Buford Bradshaw and Dorothy Irene (Greer) Hooker. She is survived by her husband, Terry Newton of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Bradshaw and wife Kendra of Hou-ston; sister, Catherine McKenzie of Houston; stepson, Terry Newton of Lufkin; stepdaughter, Brandy New-ton of Lufkin; grandchildren, Mya Bradshaw, Tyler Bradshaw, Jade Bradshaw, Kaden Deans, Keandra Beasley and Ciera Newton; neph-ew, Marcus Bradshaw of Cleveland and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BURNETT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for James Allen Burnett, 70, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, in the Coch-ran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Larry Shine officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mr. Burnett was born on Jan. 28, 1944 in Houston, to Buster Burnett and Mattie (Chatman) Burnett, and died on April 3, 2014 at his resi-dence in Livingston. He married the love of his life and had 23 wonderful years. He became the happiest man once he found God and that is when his life changed. He loved God and his church family and when they had dinners he was there, always will-ing to help any way he could. If someone asked him to help around the church he was always willing to do it. He retired from Harrison Paint and Body Shop after working there for 35 years. After retirement he spent his time raising a garden. He loved to plant, see the garden grow and produce, and got a great bless-ing sharing it with others. His hob-bies were horseback riding, fishing and gardening. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lorine Smith and brothers, Bearron Burnett and Ro-land Burnett. He is survived by wife, Clara Burnett of Livingston; sons, James Thomas Burnett and wife Jo Ann of San Antonio and Doug Hamilton and wife Erika of Lufkin; daugh-ters, Frances Dubose and husband Mark of Livingston and Kimberly Burnett of Livingston; six grand-children, Dallas Barker, Samantha Hamilton, Valerie Hamilton, Zach-ery Wilson, Alexis Stevens and Addison Dubose; three brothers, Coleman Burnett and wife Carolyn of Goodrich, Frank Burnett and wife Betty of Livingston and Roy Burnett and wife Rosie of Livingston; numerous other rela-tives and friends and his two pets, Foxy and Ko Ko. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bur-nett, Lenoard Chatman, Eddie Clif-ton, Shane Burnett, Frank Burnett and Billy Burnett. Honorary pall-bearers will be Guinn Jones, Pre-ston Jones and Tres Harrison. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PERDUE
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Roger Perdue, 74, of Onalaska were held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Bishop Tom Crockett, Tommy Lee and Layal Curtis officiating. Interment followed in Carlisle Cemetery in the Carlisle community. Mr. Perdue was born on Sept. 7, 1939 in Fort Worth, to Edward Michael Perdue and Eunice Lorane (Dollar) Perdue, and died on April 2, 2014 in Onalaska. He was a salesman for Bison Lumber Com-pany. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by wife of 50 years, Sharon Perdue of Onalaska; sisters, Joylene Minshew of Corpus Christi and Theresa Smith of Liv-ingston; numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

ROBERDS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Kenneth Wayne Roberds, 53, of Cleveland were held on Fri-day, April 4, 2014, in Rainbow Baptist Church in Rye, with Pastor Bobby Tryal officiating. Interment followed in Menard Chapel Ceme-tery in Livingston. Mr. Roberds was born on Feb. 23, 1961 in Houston, to Raymond Lewis Roberds and Doris Rochelle (Rocchi) Roberds, and died on April 1, 2014 in Houston. He was a member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Choir and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Committee. He was also a member of the Christian Cowboy Fellowship Church and the owner of Ken's Karaoke. He is preceded in death by his fa-ther, Raymond Lewis Roberds Sr.; sister, Debbie Faye Neal and nu-merous other family members. He is survived by his mother, Doris Rocchi Roberds of Living-ston; daughter, Kimberly Ilene Roberds of La Porte; daughters and sons-in-law, Heather Rochelle Sells and Scott of La Porte and Lacey Cooper and Lynn of Texas City; daughter, Kendra Brianna Roberds of Livingston; son, Kenny Hicks of Missouri; grandchildren, Lilliana, Aundrea, Aaron, Victoria, Austin, Skylar, Heather, Tori, Shae and Paolo; brother and sister-in-law, Ray Roberds and Sherry of Port O'Conner; brother, Larry Roberds of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Teresa Benson and Robert of Sarepta, La.; special friend, Tracy Roberds; numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

THOMAS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Mark Howard Thomas, 52, of Livingston were held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Mark was born on March 25, 1962 in Houston and died on March 29, 2014 in Conroe. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ina (Sims) Thomas; horse, Deacon and dog, Molly. He is survived by his father, Jack Thomas of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Terry and Tony Smith of Livingston; nephew, J.T. Smith and his fiancée Danielle Dye of Livingston; aunt, Kiku Thomas of Livingston; his horse, Cole; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Mike Perry, J.T. Smith, Larry Sims, Roy Schneider, Don Miller, Coy Sloan and Greg Sims. Buck Sloan was an honorary pallbearer. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BATTISE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Maldrid Lynn Battise, 81, of Woodville were held on Tues-day, April 1, 2014, at Indian Vil-lage Presbyterian Church, with Elder Debra Battise-Kleinman, CLP, officiating. Interment fol-lowed in the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery. A wake service was held on Monday, March 31, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Maldrid was born on Jan. 27, 1933 in Livingston and died on March 29, 2014 in Woodville. She was a faithful member of the Indian Village Presbyterian Church and she knew her Bible very well. She is preceded in death by her mother, Elsie Correen Battise; be-loved brother, Baldwin Battise; brother, Delphis Battise; aunts, Lucine Feather Hoff, Esla Doud, Alline Zarete, Helen Battise, Judy Poncho and Rhonda Marie Battise; uncles, Daniel Webster Battise, Reavis Battise and Oscar Battise Jr.; grandfather, Oscar Battise Sr. and grandmother, Hattie Henderson Battise. She is survived by her cousins, Jacquelyn Battise, Stephen Battise, Gloria Zarete, Opal Espinosa, Su-san Roselez, Daniel Zarete, Kim-berly Doud and Daryl Doud, all of Houston, Thelma Flores of Living-ston, Reavis Battise Jr. of Shawnee, Okla. and McClamrock Battise of Livingston; along with a host of other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PIXLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Frances Inez Pixley, 90, of Goodrich were held on Monday, March 31, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Goodrich, with Bro. Tom Owens officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Mrs. Pixley was born on Nov. 15, 1923 in Goodrich and died on March 29, 2014 in Goodrich. She married Edwin R. Pixley on June 6, 1942 in Livingston, and was a housewife the majority of her life. She was very involved in First Baptist Church of Goodrich. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Emmie (Cox) Emanuel; husband, Edwin R. Pix-ley, who died on Sept. 26, 1988; son, Robert "Bobby" Pixley; sister, Effie Ellis and brother, Jesse Her-man Emanuel. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James E. Pixley Sr. and Yvonne of Goodrich; daughter-in-law, Carol Ann Pixley of Goodrich; brother-in-law, Bill Ellis of The Highlands; grandson and wife, James Pixley Jr. and Kathy of Goodrich; granddaughter, Malinda Pixley of Goodrich; grandson and wife, Rex Pixley and Judy of Savannah, Ga.; grandson and wife, Robert Pixley and Leta of Goodrich; great-grandchildren, Lauren Pixley and Justin, Chase White, Michael Pixley and Hannah, Matthew Pixley, Zane Pixley-Hill, Colter Pixley, Kory Gardner and Jordan, Ashley Seago, Carson Sea-go, Kimball Pixley and Carter Pix-ley; great-great-grandchildren, Halle Galloway, Cheslynn Seago, Kash Gardner, Kade Clifton and Ryder Pixley; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PULLIN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Phillip Henry Pullin, 63, of Porter were held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at New Caney Fam-ily Worship Center in New Caney, with Pastor David Andy Hunt offi-ciating. Interment followed in Rosewood Cemetery in Humble. Phillip was born on Jan. 15, 1951 in Houston and died on March 25, 2014 in Humble. He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond P. Pullin Sr. and Gertrude (Hencher) Pullin and sister, Janie Adames. He is survived by his sister, Lois Morris of Goodrich; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond Pullin Jr. and Cathy of Willis; sister, Nancy Kay Pullin of Tarkington; numer-ous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CASO
SHEPHERD -- A celebration of the life of Tony Paul Caso, 32, of Shepherd will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Shepherd Community Center. Tony was born Nov. 15, 1981 in Channelview, to Eddie W. Caso and Billie Sue (VanCamp) Hill. Tony grew up in Cloverleaf and attended Northshore schools until he moved to Shepherd in his early teens. Tony was an electrician and welder and was a member of IBEW Local 716. He loved fishing and racing and could fix anything. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Sue (Cotton) Fulsom and Bill VanCamp and Virginia (McCord) Smith and Edwin R. Caso. He is survived by his mother, Billie Sue (VanCamp) Hill and her husband Billy Hill of Livingston; his father, Eddie W. Caso and his wife Julie Caso of Baytown; his three brothers, Eddie R. Caso and his wife Jessica Caso of New Wav-erly, Beau Caso and his wife Amanda Fisher of Coldspring and Sawyer Caso of Baytown; his three children, Chelsy Caso of Shepherd, Tony Caso of Shepherd and Conner Caso of Houston; and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

COLLINS
LUFKIN -- Funeral services for Dorothine McIntyre Collins, 86, of Lufkin were held on held Friday, March 28, 2014, in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel, with John M. Sirman Jr. and the Rev. Blackie Cranford officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Collins was born Oct. 21, 1927 in Livingston, to Roxie (Myers) and Andrew J. "Buck" McIntyre Sr., and died Sunday, March 24, 2014, in a Houston hos-pital. Mrs. Collins attended Livingston schools, Southwestern Business College in Houston, Sam Houston University in Huntsville and USC in Los Angeles, Calif. She was a member of Chestnut Drive Baptist Church in Lufkin. Mrs. Collins worked as a secre-tary in the office of the City of Livingston for approximately two years. She was executive legal secretary from 1964 to 1973 for James A. Baker III, former chief of staff and secretary of state. She married Thomas Henry Col-lins on May 18, 1973 and they moved to Saudi Arabia. She worked as office manager and per-sonnel director for a Saudi-American company in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for four years. Upon returning to the United States in 1977, Mrs. Collins was manufacturing coordinator at Merle Norman Cosmetics in Los Angeles, Calif. for 13 years. She retired in 1994 and she and Mr. Collins moved to Lufkin. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Julia and John Myrtis Sirman of Corrigan; grand-sons, John M. Sirman Jr. of Carls-bad, N.M. and Andrew Sirman and wife Jamie of Pollok; great-grandchildren, Callie Anne Sirman and fiancé Bryce Poncik of Acad-emy, Amanda Beth Sirman of Las Cruces, N.M., Corley McIntyre Sirman of Pollok, Katie Rose Sir-man of Academy and Carter Mitchell Sirman of Pollok; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas H. Collins; sisters, Dora Anne Bond, Gersie Walding and Doyce McIn-tyre and brothers, Thomas McIn-tyre, Sherman McIntyre, Andrew J. McIntyre Jr. and Ernest E. McIn-tyre. Pallbearers were Callie Anne Sirman, Amanda Beth Sirman, Cor-ley Sirman, Katie Rose Sirman, Carter Sirman and Bryce Poncik. Memorial contributions may be made to Chestnut Drive Baptist Church, 1701 S. Chestnut Street, Lufkin, Texas 75901 or the First United Methodist Church of Corri-gan, 101 N. Market Street, Corri-gan, Texas 75939. Memories and condolences may be added at carrowayfuneral-home.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, was in charge of arrangements.

YOUNG
LIVINGSTON -- Verna Mae Schanfish Young, also known as "Sis," was born on March 23, 1918 in Texarkana, Ark., to Lizzie Lo-rena Hudson and Otto Augusta Schanfish. She died on March 27, 2014 in Crockett at the age of 96 years and four days. She was preceded in death by husband of 47 years, J.W. Young; sons, Harvey Joe, Leonard Charles and Jimmy Wayne; one daughter, Catherine Lynne Young Wilson; three brothers, Dud, Pete and twin brother Vernon Schanfish and one grandson, Anthony Charles Young. She is survived by daughter, Vir-ginia Mae and husband Don Carroll of Austonio; son, L.B. Young of Leggett; one brother, J.L. and wife Mazell Schanfish of Livingston; son-in-law, Jimmy Carl Wilson of Oakhurst; Sally Young Christoph of Denham Springs, La.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; numerous other nieces and nephews. Special friends, Lu-cille Randolph, Florida Faye Gay and Joe Tilley; Family members say she loved with no faults or reservations, ex-tended her love to everyone and never met a stranger. From picking cotton to hand-sewing every quilt, she did everything with a tender-ness, love and passion. She pro-vided for her family and never met anyone without a hug, a smile, and the most sincere, "I'm glad I got to meet you." A celebration of Verna Mae's life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Tim Thompson officiat-ing. Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Tilley. Interment will be in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

SUMMERS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Doris Sarah Summers, 94, of Livingston were held on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Rod Averitt officiating. In-terment followed in Mt. Rose Cem-etery in Livingston. Mrs. Summers was born on Nov. 17, 1919 in El Campo and died on March 26, 2014 in Livingston. She married Marion Edgar Summers on Sept. 11, 1937 in San Antonio, and later worked as a school counselor for Austin ISD. She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Anna (Waugh) Glazner; husband, Marion Sum-mers and brother, Robert Glazner. She is survived by her sons, Da-vid Ray Summers of Mesquite, Don Robert Summers of Palestine and Ted Eugene Summers of Liv-ingston; daughter, Betty Jean King of Rosanky; brothers, Max W. Glazner of Dickinson, Dan R. Glazner of Victoria and Edgar Ross Glazner of Pearsall; sister, Cora Anderson of Fredericksburg; grandchildren, Quince, Lori, Chris-tie, Shane, Tegan, Dustin, Ryan, Kathy, Peggy and Charlie; along with numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juliette Fowler Homes Inc. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BROWN
LIVINGSTON -- Johnnie Mack Brown, 85, of Trinity was born on Dec. 14, 1928 in Fairview Alpha, La. and died on March 22, 2014 at his residence in Trinity. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and later worked in the construction industry. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ruby (Yount) Brown and daughter, Diana Brown. He is survived by his sons, Mi-chael Eugene Brown of Texas City and James Allen Brown of Galves-ton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Smith of Trinity, Ruby Reed of Livingston and Barbara Gonzalez of Houston; brother, W.J. Ham of Kyle; and numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

KNOX
CORRIGAN -- Mable Ellen Knox, 93, died on Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was born on Sept. 20, 1920 in Hortense, to William Corry Cummings and Mary Ellen Parker Cummings, and grew up in Mos-cow. She worked at the Forum in Houston during World War II and married her sweetheart, J.D. Knox, who was in the army, in 1942. She was a substitute teacher in Corpus Christi and worked at Easley Drug in Victoria. Mable was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Pauline Hatcher and Trellis Vickery and stepmother, Willie Watts Cum-mings. Survivors include her daughter, Donna Bentley (Bob) of Victoria; son, John Knox (Ann) of Canyon Lake; grandsons, Corry Bentley (April) of Allen and Ian Knox of Galveston; granddaughters Lea Ellen Castillo of Dripping Springs and Lindsay Baronoskie (Alan) of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Brian Bentley, Blake Bentley, Chase Cas-tillo, Mallory, Lauren, and Owen Baronoskie and Elissa Castillo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 26, in Union Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to corri-ganfh.net.

LAGRANDER
CLEVELAND – Funeral ser-vices for Gayle LaGrander were held on March 21, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church, with Bro. Carl Wil-liams officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Veterans Memorial Ceme-tery. Mrs. LaGrander was born on Aug. 1, 1946 and died on March 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard LaGrander; son, Christopher Hobbs; parents, Ervin and Margaret Whitmire; brother-in-law, Claude Thibodeaux and neph-ew, Tommy Morton Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Tina Hobbs; brothers, Ronnie and Mary C. Whitmire, Doug and Mary L. Whitmire and Charles and Robin Whitmire; sisters, Sharon Thibodeaux and Joni and Tommy Morton and nieces and nephews, Alana Carrell, Tonya Lucas, Doug Whitmire, Brent Whitmire, Travis Thibodeaux, Andrea Garcia, Jesse Morton and Kendal O'Brian. Peaceful Rest Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

SATTERHWAITE
ONALASKA -- A memorial ser-vice for Cindy Lou Satterthwaite, 55, of Saint Helena Island, S.C. will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the American Legion Post No. 402, 11457 U.S. Hwy 190 West, in Onalaska. Cindy was born on Sept. 8, 1958 in Champaign, Ill. and died on March 23, 2014 in Lufkin. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Debora Cecil and Ray Cecil. She is survived by her parents, Clifford and Mary (Froman) Cecil of Onalaska; husband, Mike Satter-thwaite of Saint Helena Island, S.C.; sons, Nicholas Satterthwaite and Jess Satterthwaite, both of Saint Helena Island, S.C.; sister, Vicki Jurgens of Houston; brother, Wayne Cecil of Parsons, Tenn. and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PARRISH
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Richard Allen "Buddy" Parrish of Corrigan will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Corrigan, with Bro. Les-lie Wilkinson, officiating. Inter-ment will follow in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Parrish died on Monday, March 24, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Buddy was born on July 1, 1942 in Livingston. He grew up in Leg-gett and graduated from Leggett High School. He also attended Sam Houston State University. Buddy proudly served his country in the United States Army with a rank as a sergeant E5, stationed at Fort Greely in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on May 3, 1971. After returning home he met his wife, Robbie Ray Maxey, and they were married six months later on March 16, 1968. Buddy went into his own busi-ness as a logging contractor. His brother Speedy joined him in part-nership. This is what he spent most of his life doing, logging in the woods. He always provided for his family and home. After retirement, he stayed busy every day until dark working on his beautiful place and keeping up with his children and grandchildren. Buddy enjoyed hunting, fishing, working, keeping his land maintained and family gatherings. He also enjoyed playing with his grandkids. He was a mem-ber of the VFW in Corrigan. He is preceded in death by his mother, Melba Griffin Waites and father, Hobson Brown. Buddy is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Robbie Raye Maxey Parrish of Corrigan; sons, Marty and wife Karen Parrish of Corrigan and Mickey and wife Heather Parrish of Corrigan; grand-children, Makenzie Parrish of Cor-rigan, Harlie Parrish of Corrigan, Whitney Kosina of Austin, Jake Kosina of Corrigan and Chance Kosina of Corrigan; brothers, Eu-gene "Ham" and wife Verna Par-rish of Livingston, Charles "Speedy" and wife Adlove Parrish of Leggett and David Waites of Bivin; sisters-in-law, Minnie Har-grave of Shreveport, La. and Betty Hagerty and husband Frank of Cor-rigan; six nieces; three nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Mickey Par-rish, Jake Kosina, Chance Kosina, Jay Clarke, Tommy Hensley, Les-ter Knight, Billy Shane Wilkinson and Matt Matlock. Honorary pall-bearers will be Boyce Parrish, Kyle Parrish, Chad Parrish, Milt Purvis, Stevie Wilson, Johnny Arnold, Steve Wright, Dennis Mewborn and Frank Hagerty. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to corri-ganfh.net.

CROOKES
WOODVILLE -- Jonas Albert Crookes, 43, of Colmesneil died on March 13, 2014. Born Nov. 5, 1970 in Washing-ton, D.C., to Leslie and Donna Bakersmith Crookes, he grew up in Chester, Texas and graduated from Chester High School in 1989. Jonas was known as a fun-loving person who always had a smile on his face and love in his heart for his family and friends. He was a loving hus-band, father, son, brother and neph-ew. He was a carpenter for Georgia Pacific at the Camden Plant. Jonas was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ethel and George Crookes and Elva and Bill Bak-ersmith and two cousins, Adam Logan and David Dansey. Survivors include his loving wife, Helen Crookes; daughters, Jazmin Crookes, Raelyn Crookes and Rylee Crookes; parents, Leslie and Donna Crookes; brother, Travis Crookes; aunts and uncles, Linda Passons, Susan and George Morris, Jean and George Crookes; and numerous cousins and friends. A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 18, in the Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Wood-ville, with Father Michael Strother officiating. Eulogies were pre-sented by Patrick Cherry and Roger Pate. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Don Cherry, Patrick Cherry, Dale Flowers, Butch Henson, Dennis Johnson, Kris Moore, Scott Owens, Roger Pate, Skipper Swearingen and Larry Thompson. Services were held under the di-rection of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

RICHARDS
LIVINGSTON -- Wayne Rich-ards, 94, of Livingston was born on April 20, 1919 in Winnsboro and died on March 13, 2014 in Living-ston. He proudly served his country as first sergeant in the U.S. Army dur-ing WWII and the Korean conflict. His military decorations and cita-tions included the American Thea-ter Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead; Philippine Lib-eration Ribbon Good Conduct Medal; Victory Ribbon; one service stripe and three Overseas Service Bars. Later, he worked as a sales-man for various freight companies. He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard Clifford and May (Poole) Richards; wife, Billie Ann Richards; daughter, Judith Ann (Richards) Dunn; brother, Johnny Richards and sister, Mabel Key. He is survived by his wife, Jew-ell Ruth (Jordan) Richards of Liv-ingston; son, Jerry Wayne Richards and wife Candy of San Angelo; grandchildren, Tracey Kennemer, Sonja Reyes, Brooke Quinney and Paul Dunn; great-grandchildren, Cody Kennemer, Cole Kennemer, Samantha Reyes, Bailey Quinney, Nicholas Quinney, Ryan Quinney, and Ethan Quinney, all of San An-gelo; stepdaughters, Ruth Anne Kroll and Karen E. Dunbar; step-grandsons, Gary Kroll and wife Tracy, Michael Kroll, Brian Dun-bar and wife Shelley and Jonathan Dunbar and wife Kristy; step-great-grandchildren, Torie Ann Kroll, Makenzie Grace Dunbar, Kylie Dunbar and Jayden Dunbar; along with numerous other relatives and friends. The family will have a private celebration of his life at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SMITH
ONALASKA -- Visitation for Flossie Mae Smith, 75, of Ona-laska, Texas, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Ona-laska. Flossie was born on Oct. 25, 1938 in Noble County, Ind. and died on March 13, 2014 in Living-ston. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Club and Lion's Club in Livingston. She was a truck driver and a very avid bowler during her lifetime. She lived with Mark and Linda Hyland of Onalaska. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Mildred (Huser) Targgart; husband, Richard Smith and one brother. She is survived by her daughter, son, two grandchildren, three sis-ters, and three brothers, numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

STUTTS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Mae Stutts, 86, of Living-ston were held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, Livingston. Interment followed in Feagin Cem-etery in Hortense. Mrs. Stutts was born on June 6, 1927 in Livingston, to William Riley and Della (Toney) Lowe, and died on March 15, 2014 in Living-ston. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Thur-man Lowe. Mrs. Stutts is survived by her husband, William Stutts of Living-ston; son, Butch Cummings and daughter-in-law Lynn of Conroe; daughter, Marilyn Martin and son-in-law Chuck of League City; son, Keith Cummings of Pasadena; brother, Thomas Lowe and sister-in-law Janet of Tomball; brother, Art Lowe of Huntsville; sister, Nell Heuer of Livingston; brother, Bo Lowe and sister-in-law Charlene of Onalaska; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Justin Bunker, Mark Grissim, Charles Fuller, Tom Fuller, John Fuller and Jonathan Cummings. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BUTLER
LIVINGSTON -- Larry Darnell Butler, 60, of Livingston died on March 14, 2014 in Livingston. Mr. Butler was born on March 19, 1953 in Sylacauga, Ala., to James Andrew and Margie (McElath) Butler. He is preceded in death by his father and one sister, Melissa Goodwin. Mr. Butler is survived by his wife of 23 years, Valerie of Living-ston; son, Rodrick Hall of Tennes-see; daughter, Tachari Butler of Tennessee; sons, Lavido Butler of Tennessee, Ronell Butler of Michi-gan, Marcus Butler of Michigan and Jabare McKinstry of New York; mother, Margie Butler of Michigan; sister, Ann Butler and husband Wayne of Alabama; brother, William Butler and wife Elizabeth of Arizona; sisters, Mar-gielene Swain and husband Joe of Alabama, Delores Martin and hus-band Joseph of Alabama, Barbara Davis and husband John of Michi-gan and Jacqueline Burris and hus-band Lunnie of Michigan; seven grandchildren and numerous other family members and friends. Larry loved golf and also en-joyed traveling. He attended the West End Church of Christ and also Livingston Church of Christ. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

NELSON
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside ser-vices for Wayne Nelson, 75, were held on Monday, March 17, 2014, in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs offici-ating. Mr. Nelson was born on Dec. 19, 1938, to Walter Lee and Corene (Kervin) Nelson. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jackie Nelson and grandson, Don-ald Wayne Cantrell. Wayne is survived by his wife, Reba Nelson of Livingston; daugh-ter, Tina Nelson Reynolds of Liv-ingston; sister, Pearlene Nelson of Livingston; brother, Gary Nelson and wife Loura of Chester; special friends, Carrie Nelson and Don Thomas, both of Livingston; and a host of other relatives and friends. Military honors were provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

KNIGHTON
LIVINGSTON – Funeral ser-vices for Lee Etta Knighton of De-Soto, previously of Corrigan, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Providence No. 1 Bap-tist Church in Leggett, with the Rev. Barnes officiating. Interment will follow in New Wensley Ceme-tery. Mrs. Knighton was born on Aug. 17, 1924 in New Willard, to Ed-ward and Susan Martin, and died on March 10, 2014, in Baylor Uni-versity Medical Center. She at-tended elementary school in New Willard and also attended Leggett High School. She married in De-cember of 1944 in Leggett. Mrs. Knighton was a Baptist. Survivors include children and spouses, Bennie (James) Jackson, Ted Knighton, James Knighton, Norene Knighton, Linda Knighton Phillips, Carolyn Hernandez, Shirley Knighton, Garland (Lor-raine) Knighton, Charles (Dina) Knighton and Robert Knighton. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Martha Lee Knighton and one grandson, Willie Phillips Jr. Pallbearers will be Deandre Lew-is Knighton, Laurance Knighton, Garland Knighton Jr., Kristopher Knighton, Eric Wheeler, Nicholas Knighton, Chasmond Knighton and Travis Knighton. Honorary pall-bearers will be Cedric Knighton, Omar Phillips, Patrick Phillips, Ronnie Jackson, Travion Hender-son, Jordan Knighton, Standford Odango, Robert Terry, Lewis Knighton and Andrew Lewis Knighton. Peaceful Rest Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

MATTHEWS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Winnie Lou Matthews, 99, of Beach City, Texas will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Orval Barger officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, until service time. Mrs. Matthews was born on Feb. 13, 1915 in Troup and died on March 15, 2014 in La Porte. During her lifetime, she worked as a teach-er, enjoyed working in her yard and loved her church work. She is preceded in death by her parents, H.W. and Cora (Burton) Dumas; husband, Jordan Royce Matthews Sr.; daughter, Baby Girl Matthews; sister, Cora Lillian En-gel and brothers, W.E. Dumas and Preston Dumas. She is survived by daughters, Peggy Krell of Beach City and Mary Lou Green of Houston; son, Jordan Royce Matthews Jr. of Hou-ston; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Burton Dumas of Houston; along with nu-merous 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.

JACKSON
LIVINGSTON -- Wanda Yvonne Ragland Jackson was born in St. Joseph Hospital on April 3, 1934, to Vernon Lee and Bryan Bailey Ragland, and died on Sunday, March 16, 2014. A beautiful only child with Shirley Temple curls and exquisite hand-sewn dresses, Wanda grew up in Houston's Pecan Park area. Her intelligence soon earned her many scholastic achievements and acco-lades, including National Merit Scholar and valedictorian of Milby High School Class of 1952. There-after, she attended the Rice Institute (Rice University), where she con-tinued to thrive and earned a BA degree in foreign language. While at Rice, the forces of nature put her in the path of medical student, Robert Andrew Jackson. Five days after graduation they married on June 7, 1956 and celebrated 57 years together with a true love for one another. Wanda's passion for education continued as she taught school in La Marque, Texas while Andy fin-ished medical school at University of Texas in Galveston. They moved to Houston upon his graduation and she continued to teach at Braeburn Elementary. The next chapter would include the start of their family with the other "Fab Four": Nancy, Judy, Amy and Clay. Family members say "ultimate mom" was an under-statement, as she tirelessly, effort-lessly, and energetically gave so much to nurture and love her chil-dren. Her gourmet dinners and en-tertaining for many were unsur-passed along with endless carpool-ing, PTA meetings, baking, and welcoming so many to "Grand Central Station" on Rice Boule-vard, as well as many memorable weekends at the family farm. A devout Christian, she was deeply involved at South Main Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school, attended multiple youth camps, served as deacon and helped with pastoral care. She was also very active as a teacher in Bi-ble Study Fellowship and well as Community Bible Study. Wanda gave so much of her time and effort to the Boy Scouts of America and earned the highest award in leader-ship (Silver Beaver) as well as Family of the Year. Upon Andy's retirement, they settled in Living-ston, where they enjoyed many happy years. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Andy Jackson; daughters, Nan-cy Fisher of Livingston, Judy Jack-son and partner Coye Prince of Houston and daughter, Amy Jack-son and Paul Herman of The Woodlands; son, Clay Jackson of Livingston; grandchildren, Wayne, Stephanie and Carol Fisher, and Kendall and Bailey Jackson; great-grandchildren, Shawn and Spender Fisher and dear friend, Maggie Johnson, who was an important part of the Jackson family for over 50 years. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Westmoreland Chapel at South Main Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Main Baptist Church or the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BUSSIE
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial ser-vices for Harry W. Bussie, 82, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Schwab City Baptist Church in Schwab City, with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in the Wis-consin Memorial Gardens in Mil-waukee, Wis. Mr. Bussie was born on July 19, 1931 in Aurora, Ill., to Henry Otto Bussie and Helen Odessa (Davis) Bussie, and died on March 11, 2014 in Livingston. He previously worked as an ad-ministrator for Chicago and North-western Railroad. He is preceded in death by his parents; grandchild, Lindsey E. Bussie and sister, Pearl L. Forseth. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois Bussie of Livingston; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda M. Roe and Tim of Carrier Mills, Ill., Kathleen E. Groat and Rodd of Marengo, Ill., Patricia D. Orth and Ralph of Cleveland, Wis., Julie A. Fleischman and Ed of Georgetown, Texas and Carla J. Hankes and Gary of Chicago Ridge, Ill.; son, Daniel A. Bussie of Humphrey, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey A. Bussie and Dawn of Ba-tavia, Ill.; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Escapees Care Center, Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

EVANS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for the Rev. Ray Evans, 92, of Livingston were held on Friday, March 14, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Living-ston, with the Rev. Robert Smith and the Rev. Don Goodwin offici-ating. Interment followed in Mid-way Cemetery in the Midway community in Polk County. Rev. Evans was born on Dec. 30, 1921 in Eldorado, Ark., to Thomas Richard Evans and Sudie L. (Mitchell) Evans, and died on March 11, 2014 in Livingston. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was the owner of Evans Welding and an Assembly of God minister. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Richard Evans; sisters, Ruth Wisenbaker, Mabel Evans and Sudie Speer and grand-children, Kevin Evans, Richard Evans, David Evans and Sarah Ev-ans. He is survived by his wife, Posey Wathine Evans of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Loye and Les Krogedal of Tempe, Ariz.; son and daughter-in-law, Benny and Patsy Evans of Livingston; daugh-ter and son-in-law, Belvia and Robert Smith of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Gail Evans of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Elton and Ava Evans of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Darwon and Brenda Evans of Livingston; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Wesley Smith, Jared Smith, Nathan Smith, Steven Evans, Waylon Evans, Curtis Ev-ans, Christopher Krogedal, Andy Evans and Rusty Evans. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

REYNOLDS
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial ser-vices for Debra Joyce Reynolds, 58, of Cleveland were held Satur-day, March 15, 2014, in the Coch-ran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Kevin Hendrix officiating. Debra was born Oct. 26, 1955 in Houston, to Sylvester Renfro Jr. and Betty Jean (Hassell) Renfro Jr., and died Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Cleveland. She was a home-maker all of her life. She is preced-ed in death by her father. She is survived by her husband, Jerry L. Reynolds Sr. of Cleveland; sons, Jerry L. Reynolds Jr. of Cleveland and Jesse J. Reynolds, both of Cleveland; daughter, Betty J. Dye of Carmichael, Calif.; grandchildren, Devon Michael Mil-ler, Lily Anabella Dye and Logan Lee Dye; mother, Betty Jean Ren-fro of Segno; sisters, Elvira Sue Lee of Onalaska and Sheryl Jean Wigging of Shepherd; brothers, Auther Ray Renfro of Segno, Wil-liam Glen Renfro of Segno and Sylvester Renfro III of Cleveland; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PIERI
LIVINGSTON – A memorial services for Thomas Pieri of Liv-ingston will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Riding on Faith Cowboy Church on FM 1988, with Steve Weaver offi-ciating. Mr. Pieri was born on Oct. 14, 1947 in Houston, to F.L. Pieri Sr. and Margarete Pieri, and died on Feb. 20, 2014 in the VA Hospital in Houston. He attended Waltrip High School in Houston and Reno Community College. Rev. Ray Evans A resi-dent of Livingston for the past 23 years, he previously resided in Sun Valley, Nev. He was a Catholic and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Linda Pieri, whom he married on Aug. 12, 1976 in Reno, Nev.; son and daughter-in-law, Karl and Lesli Pieri; grandson, Jaxon Pieri; step-grandchildren, Kali, Justin, Karissa, Jeramie and Thomas; brother-in-law, Kenneth Moffett and wife Linda; brother, Mickey Pieri and wife Jeannette and numerous niec-es, nephews and cousins.

BROCK
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Wayne G. Brock, 72, of Seven Oaks will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Coch-ran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Fred Huff officiating. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Brock was born on Dec. 15, 1941 in Camp Wood and died on March 13, 2014 in Conroe. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and later worked as a logger. He is pre-ceded in death by his parents, John and Mable (Atkinson) Brock and brothers, Willard Brock and Wil-liam Brock. He is survived by his brother, Walter Brock of Wichita Falls; brother and sister-in-law, Wallace Brock and Deanna of Porter; sister, Wanda Brock of Seven Oaks; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma Swan-son and Joe of Livingston; nieces, Wanda Hammond and Christy Hammond, both of Livingston; nephews, Jonathon Hammond of Livingston, Michael Brock of Wil-lis and Wesley Brock of Lufkin; and numerous other nieces, neph-ews, relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Wesley Brock, Michael Brock, Jonathon Hammond, Shane Stuard, Tyler Stuard and Larry Stuard. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

KARR
HUNTSVILLE -- Spencer Lee Karr died peacefully Monday, March 10, 2014, surrounded by family at his residence in Dodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Verner Lee Karr of Kerr-ville and Josephine Spencer Karr of Georgetown and brother, Milton Allan Karr of Martindale. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Charlotte Anne Fisher Karr; daughter, Kimberly Anne Karr of Huntsville; daughter, Amy Leigh Ritter and husband James Matthew Ritter of Katy; son, Douglas Clay-ton Karr and his wife Lyndsey Rae Karr of Dallas and grandchildren, Caleb Lee Ritter, Jonah Matthew Ritter and Ethan Jacob Ritter. Spencer was born in Georgetown on Oct. 15, 1949. He attended Georgetown schools where he was a member of the local chapter and area president of the FFA and was twice awarded an honorary state degree. He participated in many high school sports where he made many lifelong friends. He grew up working at the Lee Karr Feed Lot of Georgetown where he began his love of cattle and horses. In 1972, he received his bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M Univer-sity with academic honors in the field of animal science. In 1974 he moved to Huntsville and opened Huntsville Ford Trac-tors where he was in business for 13 years. During this time, he es-tablished many long standing rela-tionships with members of the Huntsville community. He contin-ued in agricultural endeavors until he began with Trinity River Au-thority in 1993 as a land and emer-gency management coordinator. He served on the HISD School Board as a member and was the president from 1986 to 1988. During this time, additions were added at Huntsville High School and Scott Johnson Elementary. It was also during this time that the Hawkins Administration Building was built. He was a founding member of the Walker County Fair Associa-tion and became the fourth presi-dent from 1984 to 1986. He be-lieved in the importance of children and their involvement in the Walk-er County Fair where he spent nu-merous hours building the exhibi-tion hall and successful youth live-stock program. In the early 1980s, continuing his interest in business relationships, Spencer was elected to the board of directors of First National Bank South. In 2002 Spencer and Anne start-ed their dream of country living in Dodge, Texas. Spencer established the Karr Ranch where he raised cattle and enjoyed riding his horse. He attended the First Baptist Church of Dodge where he was baptized in 2008 and was ordained as a deacon in April of 2011. At the time of his death, he was a teacher of the Adult II Sunday School Class. Spencer had a special place in his heart for the children and youth of the church. They spent time at the Karr Ranch helping him with projects as he ministered to them and shared God's love. As Spencer once said: "My prayer for us all is that as we go through all those valleys of life, we do so knowing God loves us and hope based in Christ does not disap-point." Services were held Thursday, March 13, at First United Method-ist Church in Huntsville. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quest donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Dodge Youth and Children Division. Pallbearers were Curtis Bennett, Joe Dale Chick, Bill Holder, Jim Sims, Richard Gerard and Jimmy Burnett. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Crabb, Jim Bob Tays, Carl Holstrom, Harlen Holloway and Gary Pickett, who were lifelong high school and college friends. Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrange-ments. Those wishing to leave me-morial condolences for the family may do so at shmfh.com.

COX
LIVINGSTON -- Henriette Ad-olphine Cox, 83, of Goodrich was born on Feb. 22, 1931 in Liège, Belgium and died on March 12, 2014 in Livingston. She married Wayne Craig Cox on Dec. 17, 1957 in Herstal, Bel-gium. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jean and Maria (Kup-puns) Bowile and one brother. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Cox of Goodrich; son and daughter-in-law, Joe Weldon Cox and Dawn of Goodrich; two grand-children, Dustin Shane Cox and Hunter Lewis; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

OATES
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Debra Oates, 57, of Lufkin will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Mitchell Mur-phy officiating. Interment will fol-low at 5 p.m. in Old Center Ceme-tery. Debra was born Oct. 14, 1956 in Beaumont, the daughter of Mollie Wells, and died on March 13, 2014 in Lufkin. She loved children and babysat all her life. She kept in touch with the ones she cared for. She was known as a loving mother and grandmother who supported her family 100 percent. Family mem-bers say she was always laughing and had a great outlook on life, no matter the circumstance. She was a firm believer in doing things right. She also loved to crochet. Debra is survived by husband, Jaime Pagan of Lufkin; mother, Mollie Willis of Orange; daughter and son-in-law, Angelia and Bran-don Strong and daughter, Elaina Pagan, all of Lufkin; grandchildren, Mia, Gabriella and Carson Strong of Lufkin; brother, Jackie Willis and Suzan of Virginia; sister, Ver-dena Murphy and brother-in-law Mitchell of Livingston; sister, Su-san Bryan and Mark of Beaumont; brother, Tim Mizell and Angie of Pearland; brother, Gregory Willis and Dana of Orange; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Debra is preceded in death by husband, Sonny Oates and son, Gregory Adam Oates. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston.

HILL
ONALASKA -- Michael Hill, 66, of Onalaska died on March 5, 2014 in Onalaska. Mr. Hill was born on Nov. 17, 1947 in Bonham, to Grayden Argue Hill and Mildred Arlene (Carroll) Hill. Michael is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathi Arlene Hill. He is survived by his daughters, Tracey Hill of Wimberly and Amy Maple of Conroe; son, Beau Hill of Campbell; sisters, Patricia Rambin of Nederland and Melba Jo Hill of Houston; niece, Stephanie Johnson of Onalaska and six grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WELLS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Marcus Durward "Smokey" Wells, 90, of Point Blank will be held at noon on Sat-urday, March 15, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor Jeff Hack-leman officiating. Interment will follow in Center Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst, where Marine Honors will be provided. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until noon Satur-day, March 15, before the service, at Cochran Funeral Home. Mr. Wells was born on July 28, 1923 in Broaddus, to Marion Mar-cus Wells and Desseye Mae (Har-vey) Wells, and died on March 7, 2014 in Huntsville. He was a member of VFW Post No. 1839 in Cleveland and VFW Post No. 4378 in Point Blank, and was also a member of the Retired Officers Association. He proudly served his country and retired from the United States Marine Corps. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie "Peggy" Wells and brother, Emmitt Donald Wells. He is survived by his daughters, Deanna McMahan and husband Charles of Point Blank and Anita Wells of Houston; sister, Elva Jean Ellis and husband Robert of West Columbia; grandchildren, Charlie McMahan and Carla Cook; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Bertha Wells of Lake Jackson and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Jeff Cook, Zach Cook, Bobby Hanna, Charlie McMahan, Chad Teper and Tony Wells. Honorary pallbearers will be Nick Cook, Sydney Cook, Bryce McMahan, Dylan McMahan, Kyle McMahan. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

JOICE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Melvin "Melbo" Joice, 74, of Livingston were held on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Cen-tral Baptist Church in Livingston, with Pastor Mike Meadows offici-ating. Military honors were pro-vided by VFW Post 8568. Inter-ment will follow followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Melvin Joice was born in Cedar Lane on Jan. 31, 1940, to Johnie Ray Joice and Emma Whitley Joice. Melvin graduated from Van Vleck High School in 1958 and was inducted into the United States Marine Corps that same year. After completing his military obligation he obtained a bachelor of science degree from Sam Houston State College. He remained a lifetime devoted alumni of Sam Houston and enjoyed following his beloved Bearcats football team, along with all athletic endeavors of Livingston High School and surrounding towns. Melvin raised and trained world champion paint horses at his farm near Livingston and at the same time owned and operated Melbo's convenience store in downtown Livingston until the sale of that business in 2005. As an active member of Central Baptist Church he enjoyed partici-pating in various roles in CBC, including director of the Joy Sun-day School Class, assisting with the English-speaking ministry of the church and will best be remem-bered by his smiling face and joyful spirit in his capacity as a greeter, welcoming everyone attending Central Baptist Church. He was known as a compassionate man who studied his Bible daily and went out of his way to help others in need. He also enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing, traveling but most of all he loved attending vari-ous sporting events with his bud-dies. In his lifetime of service to his community and promoting area youth, Melvin served on the Liv-ingston school board, Sweeny school board and the Houston Livestock Paint Horse Committee. He also served as a director of the Polk County Chamber of Com-merce and was a member of the Livingston Lions Club and Living-ston Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pat Joice of Livingston; chil-dren, Jamie Gossett and husband Tracy, Jason Joice and wife Christi and Shelli Hoff and husband Mar-shall; grandchildren, Cade, Colton, Caden and Jaci; brothers, Kenith Joice and Milton Joice of Sweeny; sister, Eva Nell Montgomery of Richards; sisters-in-law, Edna Joice of Sweeny, Nancy Williamson of Brandon, Miss. and Ethel Tracy of Lake Jackson; and numerous niec-es, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Tracy Gossett, Marshall Hoff, Tyler Epstein, Jared Wiggins, Walter Woods and Jeff Gardner, along with junior pall-bearers, Cade Allen, Colton Hoff and Caden Hoff. Honorary pallbearers were James Bergman, Buz Cockrell, Bill Cox, Jerry Stovall, Howard Jarvis, Bud-dy Simmons, Jerry Marsh, mem-bers of CBC Joy Sunday School Class, friends and neighbors of Texas Landing S/D and Pat's Trav-eling Buddies. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Baptist Church. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

EVANS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for the Rev. Ray Evans will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Cochran Funeral Home. A full obituary will be published at a later date.

BARBEE
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial ser-vices for James William "Jay" Bar-bee, 78, of Livingston were held Saturday, March 8, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Byron Lyons officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in the Maypearl Cemetery in May-pearl. Mr. Barbee was born Oct. 15, 1935 in West Memphis, Ark. and died Wednesday, March 5, in Liv-ingston. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. In 1997 he went to work for the Polk County Sheriff's Department as an environmental enforcement officer. He helped create the fire marshal's position for Polk County and re-tired on Oct. 31, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, Huey Barbee and Ollie Mae (Hinson) Barbee; wife, Fran-ces Barbee and brother, Edward Barbee. He is survived by his son, Nelson Barbee of Livingston; sister, Joe Ann Millington of Millington, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Polk County Sher-iff's Department and all of the vol-unteer fire departments in Polk County. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

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LIVINGSTON – Helen Louise Page was born on Nov. 26, 1920 in New York and died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Livingston. She was interred in Pine Grove Ceme-tery in the Barnum community near Corrigan. She was a homemaker all her life. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mario Denaro and Anton-etta (Fumagalli) Denaro; husband, Alton Page and two sisters. She is survived by son, Melvin Page of Livingston and friends, Doris and David Stockton of Liv-ingston and Mandi Stockton of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

KITCHEN
ONALASKA -- A memorial ser-vice for Barbara Jean Kitchen, 69, of Onalaska was held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Revival Cen-ter Church of God in Onalaska, with the Rev. Gerald Reeves offici-ating. Mrs. Kitchen was born on Feb. 1, 1945 in Bunnell, Fla. and died on March 4, 2014 in Onalaska. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Anita Bosco and brother, Robert Smith. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Carl Gundrum of Edgewater, Fla. and Lori and Samuel Weese Jr. of Ona-laska; son, Michael Shepherd of San Antonio; brothers, Joe Smith of Tennessee, Allan Smith of Atlanta, Ga., Andrew Bosco of Orlando, Fla., James Bosco of Edgewater, Fla. and Tim Bosco of Georgia; grandchildren, Tiffany Weese, Shelby Weese and Zack Gundrum; along with numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MCBEE
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Shirleyann Catherine McBee, 79, of Livingston were held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. David Banks officiating. Shirleyann was born on Feb. 20, 1935 in Silver Creek, N.Y. and died on Feb. 28, 2014 in Living-ston. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Edward Neuner and Virginia Francis (Simonette) Neuner and first husband, Ronald Yott. She is survived by her husband, Wilbur McBee of Livingston; daughters, Cherie Sneed of Living-ston, Bonnie O'Brian of Warsaw, N.Y., Kathy King of Royalton, Ohio and Margie Dudley of War-saw, N.Y.; sons, Ron Yott of War-saw, N.Y., Don Yott of Pavilion, N.Y. and Robert E. Yott of Bath, N.Y.; special pet, Toby McBee; along with numerous grandchil-dren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

TREVINO
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Daniel Trevino Jr., 66, of Houston were held on Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Indian Vil-lage Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. David Busby officiat-ing. Interment followed in the Ala-bama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery in Livingston. Daniel was born on Jan. 10, 1948 in Livingston and died on Feb. 27, 2014 in Houston. He worked as a warehouse helper during his life-time. He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Trevino Sr. and Savannah (Johnson) Trevino; brother, Frank Trevino and sisters, Glenda Trevino, Joyce Garza, and Judy Navarro. He is survived by his sister, Rosalinda Trevino-Barajas of Hou-ston; nieces, Melissa Rivera of Katy, Melanie Trevino-Romero of Houston, Brandy Trevino of Pear-land, Kimberly Navarro of Houston and Tracy Trevino of Rosenberg; nephews, Jesus A. Trevino of Hou-ston, Steven Daniel Trevino of Houston, Vincent Lucio and wife Regina of Houston, Lucian Navarro of Houston and Eric Navarro of Livingston; numerous great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jesus A. Trevi-no, Steven Trevino, Vincent Lucio, Lucian Navarro, Larry Manzano and Larry Manzano Jr. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SCHNEIDER
LIVINGSTON -- La'V Schnei-der was born on March 3, 1923 in Saratoga, to Columbus R. and So-phronia Williford Collins, and died on March 1, 2014 in Livingston at the age of 90. La'V is survived by seven chil-dren, Kay Bush, Steve Schneider and wife Linda, Roy Schneider and wife Pat, Joan Grimes, Judy Schneider, Pam Schneider and Scott Schneider and wife Jennifer; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carter William Schneider; daughter, Sue Ann Schneider; sev-en brothers and six sisters. La'V was a member of Central Baptist Church and loved taking care of children in Big Sandy area. A celebration of La'V's life was held Tuesday, March 4, at Pace Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Horn officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Big Sandy Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason Bush, Jonathan Schneider, Blake Schnei-der, Cory Schneider, Carter Schneider and Brian Schroeder. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

JACOBS
CLEVELAND -- William Jacobs was born Sept. 9, 1931 in Houston, to the late Solo Jacobs and Annie Bell Jacobs. He was the second boy of 15 children. He was reared in Joaquin by his grandparents, Albert and Annie Jacobs. He attended both Joaquin Middle School and Humble High School. Mr. Jacobs joined the United States Army on Dec. 13, 1951. He served faithfully in the military for four years, serving in World War II and the Korean conflict. He re-ceived an honorable discharge and was a recognized veteran. William united in holy matri-mony to Ethel Pickens in Houston in 1970. He was blessed to receive three additional children in his life that he nurtured and raised as his own: Anna Pickens, Jesse Clayborn and Shelia Pickens. To this union God blessed them with two addi-tional children, Dellaree Jacobs and Roshard Jacobs. He is preceded in death by his fa-ther, Solo Jacobs; mother, Annie Bell Jacobs; grandfather, Albert Jacobs; grandmother, Lue Jacobs; sisters, Pastor LuElla Jacobs, Al-berta Buard, and Bertha Mae Wil-liams and brothers, Clamon Jacobs, Carey Jacobs, Emmitt Jacobs and Willie Jacobs. William died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Survivors include his loving wife, Ethel Jacobs; five daughters, Shirley Omayi of Austin, Cynthia Breathett of Houston, Ann Platten-burg of Houston, Shelia Ware (John) of Houston and Dellaree Hogan (Gregory Sr.) of Houston; two sons, Jesse Clayborn (Gwen-dolyn) of Houston and Roshard Jacobs of Houston; seven sisters, Betty Teel, Dorothy Green, Adell Richardson, Doris Curry, Johnnie Jacobs, Augustine Alpough and Lu Jean McKinney; and a host of niec-es, nephews and grandchildren. Interment was Monday, March 3, in Houston National Cemetery. Peaceful Rest Mortuary, Cleve-land, was in charge of arrange-ments.

LEWIS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Esther Marie "Ree" Lew-is, 90, of Tomball were held Satur-day, March 1, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Wayne Bickley and the Rev. Wayne Wood officiating. In-terment followed in Holly Grove Cemetery in Segno. Mrs. Lewis was born on Oct. 23, 1923 in Hortense and died on Feb. 25, 2014 in Tomball. She is preceded in death by her parents, Governor and Katy (Mas-sey) Treadway; husband, A.C. "Big Daddy" Lewis; sister, Doris Terry; brother, Weldon Driscoll and grandchildren, Laura Hubspeth and Heath Cassel. She is survived by her daughters, Mary K. Cassel and husband Mel-vin of Onalaska and Barbara "Bob-bie" Benedict and husband Mel of Magnolia; brothers, Guy Treadway and wife Mae of Diboll and G.B. Treadway and wife Joy of Diboll; sister, Jean Scott and husband Bill of Jackson, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kim Johannesen, Brandon Cassel and Jennifer Hubspeth; great-grandchildren, Colton, Paul, Sta-cey, Trenton, Aleesa, Logan and Jayson; great-great-grandchildren, Grayson and Bryson; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other rela-tives, friends, and her church fam-ily at Soda Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Mel Benedict, Melvin Cassel, Thomas Smith, Bryan Treadway, Kerry Treadway and Brian Newton. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

REPP
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for James Wallace Repp, 87, of Livingston were held Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Pine Forest Bap-tist Church in Onalaska, with the Rev. Larry Shine officiating. In-terment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mr. Repp was born on Nov. 5, 1926 in Duncan, Okla. and died on Feb. 25, 2014 in Baytown. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and later worked as a safety supervi-sor/fire chief for Shell Oil Com-pany. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Walter and Ada Belle (Bryant) Repp; wife, Marie Repp and grandson, Chad Huntley. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Huntley of Baytown; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and June Repp of Baytown; sister, Janice Neuman of Baytown; grandchil-dren, Eric Huntley, Heather Sher-man and husband Eddie and Matt Repp; great-grandchildren, Noah and Ethan Sherman; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were James Stovall, Omer Campbell, Mark Campbell, Eric Huntley, Eddie Sherman and Matt Repp. Deacons at Pine Forest Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SCHEIBAL
LIVINGSTON -- Doris Scheibal was known as someone who loved people – visiting with them, caring for them, playing games, camping or worshiping with them… what-ever they wanted to do. At home, family members say she lived about as simply as she could, but she was extravagant with her time and resources if it meant helping or being with others. She was born on Sept. 25, 1924 in Ganado, to Frances Marie Kupka Stoermer and Alexander Stoermer, the youngest of seven children. They moved to Victoria and in 1943, she married Alvin William Scheibal, a prized mechanic, trainer and eventual U.S. Air Force chief master sergeant. Doris and Al had three wonderful kids – Jerry, Bill and Mary Ellen. As much as Doris Scheibal loved people, she didn't love anyone as much as her children; though her five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren made it close. Al and Doris were stationed in posts across the country and around the world. In 1961, they settled in Grand Prairie, Texas. Doris earned a library science degree from Texas Woman's University, and worked in the Grand Prairie library for sev-eral years. Her volunteer work and good grades turned up occasionally in the Grand Prairie Daily News. Al died in 1984. After about a year, Doris lit off to see the country on RV camping trips, often with groups such as Loners on Wheels. There isn't much of America she missed. For a while, her home base was Seguin, where she could be with her sister, nieces and nephews. About 20 years ago, she was visit-ing the Escapees camp outside Liv-ingston. She liked it a lot. So she and a friend plunked down money for a mobile home there and that's where she stayed. The Escapees park had lots of people, so it was perfect for Doris. She volunteered at the CARE Cen-ter, working as though they were paying her. She went on walks and to line-dancing classes. She sang in the choir at First Presbyterian Church of Livingston, where she also was treasurer of the Women's Ministry program. She did other volunteer work, too. She also traveled. There were camping trips around Texas with family, a cruise or trip to Europe here and there, a pilgrimage to see the Oberammergau Passion Play years earlier. Friends and family say you could start a conversation just by asking Doris where she was back from or where she was going. She played cards and board games with friends nearly every day. On Feb. 21, she was calling Bingo for her friends and neighbors when she suddenly took ill. She died the next day. Friends and fam-ily say she didn't drink and didn't curse, but she never judged those who did. She wasn't political, but she always voted and she lived her faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin Wil-liam Scheibal and her six siblings, Minnie Frances Ottis, Georgie Washington Fulk, James Maxwell Stoermer, Ida Leona Fanson, Irene Dorothy Atkins and Julius Alexan-der Stoermer. Survivors include her children, Jerry Wayne Scheibal and his wife Marilyn, William Joseph Scheibal, and Mary Ellen Allen and her hus-band Gary; her grandchildren, Ste-phen Scheibal and his wife Kathy Blackwell, David Scheibal, Bran-don Allen and his wife Crystal, Angela Weaver and her husband Danny, and Kevin Allen; her great-grandchildren, Gabriel Scheibal, Carter Weaver, Hayes Weaver and Liam Allen; many nephews, nieces and cousins and countless friends. A celebration of Doris's life was held Saturday, March 1, at the First Presbyterian Church, Livingston. She will be buried with her hus-band at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Escapees CARE Inc., 155 Care Center Drive, Livingston, Texas, 77351. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefu-neral.com.

HILTON
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside ser-vices for Harold William Hilton, 85, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Mt. Rose Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mr. Hilton was born on Sept. 29, 1928 in Seabrook, to Jack Hilton and Loretta (Dinger) Hilton, and died on Feb. 27, 2014 in Living-ston. He is preceded in death by his parents; beloved sister, Opal McDowell and his love of 58 years, Jerry Manier Hilton. Survivors include his only son, Nolen Hilton and wife Kathie Hil-ton of Livingston/Houston; daugh-ters, Debbie Hilton Watson and husband George Watson of Living-ston and Kay Harrington of Living-ston; brothers-in-law, Bill Wiggins of Livingston and Charles Don Manier of San Antonio and his cousin, James Rink of Morgan City, La., whom he adored and always called a brother. Harold had six grandchildren, Brent and Jason Watson, Holly Hilton, Brandie Da-vis, Samuel and William Clary and 10 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives, friends and his little dog, Tye. Harold graduated from Galena Park High School in 1947 and mar-ried his high school sweetheart, Jerry Manier, on July 5, 1947. He worked for Western Electric, then Southwestern Bell Telephone Company until retirement. Harold was a hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He loved to work on TVs and old radios and there wasn't much he could not fix. He was known as a devoted son, brother, loving husband, father and grandfather. Pallbearers will be Brent Watson, Jason Watson, Jeremy Davis, Wil-liam Clary, Michael McDowell and Jimmy Wiggins. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

KING
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Allie Isabelle King, 83, of Spring were held on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Allie was born on Jan. 30, 1931 in Shaw, Miss. and died on Feb. 21, 2014 in Spring. For several years, Allie worked in retail sales at her own business, Allie's Little Mex-ico. She is preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Virgie (Sellers) Robinson. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol Yeager Ber-ger and Wayne of Spring; daughter, Donna DeGraan and Doug Mady of Livingston; sons, Randy Alford and Janet of Tampa Bay, Fla. and Ste-ven Alford and Marsha of Ala-bama; grandchildren, Kevin Yeager, Jon Paul Berber, Derek DeGraan, Krissy Alford and Josh Alford; three great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CAGLE
LUFKIN -- Funeral services for Norma (Lott) Cagel, 73, of Corri-gan were held on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in the Carmona Commu-nity Church, with Bro. Sherman Wayne Hoot officiating. Interment followed in Carmona Cemetery. Mrs. Cagle was born June 7, 1940 and died Feb. 23, 2014 in a Lufkin hospice facility. Snead Linton Funeral Home, Lufkin, was in charge of arrange-ments.

KIRKPATRICK
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Michael Lee Kirkpatrick, 69, of Livingston were held on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Dicky Boddie officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Kirkpatrick was born on June 28, 1944 in Jacksonville, to Odie Lee Kirkpatrick and Leila (Chandler) Kirkpatrick, and died on Feb. 19, 2014 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles Kirkpatrick. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Wanda Kirkpatrick of Liv-ingston; son, Michael L. Kirkpat-rick Jr. and Jami of Livingston; daughter, Terri Kirkpatrick of An-gleton; daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Jimmy Mercer of Woodville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; aunt, Hazel Holman of Houston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CAMPBELL
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Helen "MiMi" Campbell, 85, of Livingston were held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Mt. Rose Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Campbell was born on July 30, 1928 in New Orleans, La., to Sidney Collignon and Juliette (Cu-lotta) Collignon, and died on Feb. 20, 2014 in Livingston. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 8568, DAV Auxiliary and the Memorial Medi-cal Center Ladies Auxiliary for 23 years. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, H.O. "Dick" Campbell; brother, A.L. Holleman; son-in-law, Jim Bailey and lifelong friend, Dorothy Coker. She is survived by her daughters, Julie Allen of Livingston and Carol Bailey of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Roberta Holleman of California; grandchil-dren, Robie Allen, Ryan Allen, Christina Bailey and Lauren Bai-ley; great-grandchildren, Blake Allen, Austin Allen, Taylor Allen and Brennen McBride; beloved caregiver to Dick and Helen, Mary Beth Thompson; lifelong friends, Jimmy and Alma Jean Cassity and family, Emory and Nell Lowe and Edna "Gaston" Stuckey; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Robie Allen, Blake Allen, Jeff Galloway, Gary Baker, Dale Gallier, Dennis Coker, Emory Lowe, Dennis Moore, James McClammy, Wayne Peters, Paul Mack Galloway, Mike Nettles, Otis Campbell, John Garner, Jerry Cassity and Bruce Simmons. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SPILLER
ONALASKA – On Feb. 9, 2014, Don L. Spiller of Onalaska lost his battle with cancer, passing in the night at home with family. Don worked for Brown & Root, being part of the crew and designer of the first Exxon "Flare" Christ-mas tree in the 70s that goes up every year to this day. He worked in the construction zone of Deer Park, Baytown and Pasadena until the 90s, at which time he left to work overseas as a specialized electrical engineer. While there, he met the love of his life, Chrisana Huturuk (his DiDi) of Indonesia. Don was the brother to Donna Gay, Joan, Leroy, Susan and Cher-yl, all born in Chicago, Ill., to long-time Onalaska resident Agnes (Wall) Ellerbee and Leroy Spiller of Illinois, both preceding him in death. Don married several times, pro-ducing several children; first to Gloria, having three boys, and sec-ond to Barbara, having three girls: Gene Spiller and wife D'Ann of Pasadena, Don Spiller of Houston, Joseph Spiller and wife Jennifer of Houston, LaDonna Naron and hus-band Russell of Onalaska, Rhonda Hensley and husband David of Onalaska and Dottie Nicols and husband Danny of Houston. He was a proud grandpaw and great-grandpaw and is also sur-vived by numerous nieces and nephews and his "best friends," Bubba and Blue. He chose cremation and re-quested no services, only that his family be happy and live life to the fullest.

MITCHAMORE
LIVINGSTON -- Norman Glenn Mitchamore, born on June 5, 1936 in Hempstead, to William Wilson Mitchamore and Imola Barnett Mitchamore, died on Feb. 22, 2014 at the age of 77. Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Janice Mitchamore; sons, Gene Mitchamore and wife Cathy and Ronnie Mitchamore and wife Debbie; daughters, Melissa Dosser and Melinda Wilson and husband Charlie; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Terry Mitchamore and sister-in-law Ginger; sisters, Sonja Ketchum and brother-in-law Dale, Dianne Easterbrook and brother-in-law Jerry; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Norman was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Jason T. Camp. Norman was an avid hunter, fish-erman, outdoorsman, carpenter, loved to put together model air-planes and a deacon at Big Sandy Baptist Church in Dallardsville. He was known as a loving husband, father and grandfather. Visitation will be held starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston. A celebration of Norman's life will begin at 10 a.m., with Pastor Irvin Mott officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. Pallbearers will be Dusty Mit-chamore, Brian Camp, Jeffrey Mit-chamore, Derrick Mitchamore, Jeremy Dosser and Justin Dosser. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

SCHEIBAL
LIVINGSTON -- Doris Jose-phine Scheibal, born on Sept. 25, 1924 in Ganado, to Alexander Sto-ermer and Frances Marie Kupka Stoermer, died on Feb. 23, 2014 at the age 89. Doris is survived by son, Jerry Wayne Scheibal and wife Mary-anne; daughter, Mary Ellen Allen and husband Gary; son, William Joseph Scheibal; five grandchil-dren; five great-grandchildren; nu-merous other relatives and a host of friends. Doris is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Alvin Wil-liam Scheibal. Doris was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Livingston, Texas and was a long-time member of the Escapees. Visitation will be held at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. A cele-bration of Doris's life will be held at noon Saturday, March 1, at the First Presbyterian Church, 910 North Washington Livingston. Pri-vate interment will be held in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

ROBINETT
LIVINGSTON -- Beloved moth-er and grandmother, Mildred Jef-ferson Robinett, died on Feb. 23, 2014 in Livingston at the age of 96. Mildred was born on June 26, 1917, one of five children born to Dee and Mary Banks Jefferson. She is preceded in death by her hus-band, Frank Marion Robinett. Survivors include two daughters, Ruby Valentine and Robbie Phelps of Houston; grandson, Delwin Jamison and great-grandson, Bran-don Jamison, both of Houston, Texas; several nieces and nephews and many other loving relatives and friends. A celebration of Mildred's life will be held on at noon on Thurs-day, Feb. 27, at Rosewood Memo-rial Park, 2602 South Houston Ave., Humble, with the Rev. Sid-ney F. Babineaux Sr. officiating. Interment will follow. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

REDDICKS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Thelma Beatrice Red-dicks, 90, of Livingston were held Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Coch-ran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Fred Huff officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. Thelma was born on Feb. 8, 1923 in Camden and died on Jan. 20, 2014 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Charlie" Reddicks; parents, George and Maggie Farrar; brother, Rheubin Farrar and stepson, Charles Reddicks. She is survived by sons, Donald Reddicks and wife Helen of Hous-ton and James Reddicks and wife Judith of Arkansas; stepson, Wayne Reddicks and wife Carol of Wis-consin; brother, Gene Farrar and wife Barbara of Livingston; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; along with numer-ous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MASQUAT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Finley Ray Masquat, 54, of Livingston were held Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Evangel-ist Joe John officiating. Interment was held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Little Axe Cemetery in Shawnee, Okla. Mr. Masquat was born on Sept. 6, 1959 in Shawnee, Okla. and died on Jan. 17, 2014 in Livingston. He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1977 and later worked as a cook for delis. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Ramona (Solis) Masquat; grandparents, Charlie and Catherine Masquat; grandfather, Jose Solis; half-brother, Michael Bryce and nephew, Isaiah Poncho. He is survived by wife, Wanonia (Battise) Clark of Livingston; daughter, Lindsay Marie Masquat of South Dakota; five stepchildren, Veronica Williams, Jordan Wil-liams, Victoria Battise, Francellia Clark and Emma Abbey; 13 grand-children; sister and brother-in-law, Iola Renee Poncho and Buddy McInturff of Livingston; brother, George Masquat Jr. of Shawnee, Okla.; sister, Vanessa Smith of Shawnee, Okla.; sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Sam Ketakea of Shawnee, Okla.; half-sister, Monica Kieffer of Shawnee, Okla.; aunts, Lula Mae Bettelyoun, Judy Wood, Matilda Thorpe, Georgia Ann McGuire and Cheryl Masquat, all of Shawnee, Okla.; nephews, Shane Poncho of Livingston and Brian K. Smith of Allen; nieces, Laquita Poncho of Shawnee, Okla., Naamah Poncho of Shawnee, Okla., Chelcy Masquat of Edmond, Okla., Courtny Finch of Denver, Colo., Kristi Smith of Shawnee, Okla., Ashley Ketakea of Shawnee, Okla. and Kayla Ketakea of Shaw-nee, Okla.; along with numerous great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Brian K. Smith, Lester John Bettelyoun, Dillan Poncho, Shane Poncho, George Masquat, Buddy McInturff, Samuel Ketakea, Dewayne Wilson and Kendall Williams. Honorary pall-bearers were Jordan Williams, Leonard Williams, Simeon Wil-liams and James Greenlee. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SMITH
HOUSTON – Inez Smith, born on born on May 28, 1923, died on Jan. 17, 2014. She is preceded in death by her mother, Ida Mae Munson Walters Gulley; father, William Allen Wal-ters; brothers, David Peyton Wal-ters and Ralph J. Walters; sister, Zelda (Sally) Massey; husband, John A. (Pappy) Smith; brother-in-law, Leveritt Massey and sisters-in-law, Helen Walters and Oleta Wal-ters. Survivors include her brothers, Reuel B. Walters and wife Anna and Hollis L. Walters; sisters, Macell Millard and husband Wil-liam and Julia Ann Krizak and hus-band Kenneth; sister-in-law, Annie Walters; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Never having children of her own, she was known as "MaMaw," a faithful and loving second mother and grandmother to the neighbor-hood children and grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Brook-side Funeral Home Grand Chapel. A graveside service followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery, Livingston.

JONES
LIVINGSTON -- A graveside service for Mitchell Leroy Jones, 68, of Livingston will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Freeman Cemetery off of FM 1485 in Grangerland, with Jack Perry officiating. Mr. Jones was born on Nov. 4, 1945 in Dunbar, Okla. and died on Jan. 16, 2014 in Livingston. During his lifetime, he worked as a welder for various welding com-panies and he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army; he was a Vietnam veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lemule J. and Ruby (Cow-an) Jones and sons, Wesley Jones and Stoney Jones. He is survived by his wife, Eliz-abeth Zelek Jones of Livingston; son, Cameron Jones of Conroe; son and daughter-in-law, Lemule and Cindy Jones of Conroe; stepsons, Robert Zelek and Blaine Zelek, both of Livingston; sisters, Fran Perry of Conroe and Linda Moore of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Kenneth Johnson of Oklahoma; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BATTISE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Brian Eric Battise, 51, of Livingston were held Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the Indian Village Presbyterian Church on the Ala-bama-Coushatta Indian Reserva-tion, with Elder Debra Battise Kleinman, CRE, officiating. Inter-ment followed in the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery. He was born on Aug. 18, 1962 in Houston and died on Jan. 17, 2014 in Livingston. He worked as a carpenter for the majority of his life. He pitched in softball for the Livingston 49ers team and also traveled with other teams; he was a lifetime member of the ASA Softball Association. He was a member of the Deer Clan and a die-hard University of Texas fan. He learned how to howler from Wymon Battise. He is preceded in death by his brother, Allen Sanders; uncles, Virgil Battise, Lowell Sylestine, James Battise, Gordon Sylestine and Coyd Langley; grandparents, Fred and Minnie Ora Battise and Amos and Ella Sylestine and cousin, Linus Battise. He is survived by his parents, Edwin and Janie Battise of Living-ston; sister and brother-in-law, Blanche and Sheldon Thompson of Livingston; niece and "light of his life," Shelby Thompson of Living-ston; aunts, Deloris and Herbert Johnson Sr. of Livingston, Beryl Battise of Livingston, Annie Lang-ley of Elton, La. and Bartha Battise of Elton, La.; uncles, Amon and Deborah Sylestine of Livingston and Ralph and JoAnn Bradford of Bedias; sister-in-law, Dawn Sand-ers of Little Elm; along with nu-merous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Obrey Alec, Baxter Polite, Sherald Sylestine, Bryan Williams, Lyndon Alec, Derek Battise, Garrett Battise and Shannon Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Guy Kowena, Howard Battise, Sheldon Thomp-son, Gary Hoffman, Nick Battise, Darell Battise, Davie Johnson, Del-bert Johnson, Herbert Johnson, Jr., Travis Sylestine, Lance Battise, Rory Battise, Ethan Battise, Rayne Langley, Raven Langley, Patrick Battise, Len Sylestine, Nathan Wil-liams, Ralph Bradford, Jackson Langley, Taylor Thompson, Dono-van Williams and Curtis Williams. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

COWAN
LIVINGSTON -- A family visi-tation for Barbara Ruth Cowan, 73, of Livingston was held Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Barbara was born on Sept. 13, 1940 in Spurger and died on Jan. 17, 2014 in Lufkin. She was a housewife/homemaker the majority of her life. She is pre-ceded in death by her parents, Ern-est and Stannie (Sirmons) Shef-field; husband, Vernon J. Cowan Sr. and dear friend, Shirley Rob-erts. She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Schlips; sons, Vernon J. Cowan Jr. and wife Yolanda and John Wayne Cowan and wife Kim; grandchildren, Chris Schlips, Ste-phen Ritch, Amy Ellerbe and Lacey Eaglin; six great-grandchildren; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

JORDAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Myrtle Lena Jordan, 99, of Livingston were held Sunday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Schwab City Bap-tist Church in Schwab City, with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Interment followed in Holly Grove Cemetery in Segno. Myrtle was born on Sept. 15, 1914 in Polk County and died on Jan. 16, 2014 in Livingston. She worked as a beautician dur-ing her lifetime. On Nov. 27, 1945, she married Gordan Lee Jordan. She is preceded in death by her parents, Miles Manuel and Lizzie Arkansas (Taylor) Gay; husband, Gordan Lee Jordan, who died on April 17, 1997; sisters, Bessie Mae Wheeler, Leonia Estelle Singletary, Emma Lelia Gay and Cloria Alma Richardson and brothers, Cecil Chandler Gay and Clarence Elmer Gay. She is survived by niece, Vir-ginia Duhon of Livingston; nephew and wife, Charles and Sherry Wheeler of Livingston; nephew and wife, Ercel and Wanda Wheeler of Longview; niece and husband, Sha-ron and David Clark of Baytown; nieces, Nellene Cheairs of Lumber-ton and Margot Wheeler of Living-ston; sister-in-law, Elinor Gay of Massachusetts; nephew and wife, Paul and Pinky Gay of Massachu-setts; niece and husband, Liz Gay and John Pelletier; nephew, Ken-neth Richardson of Starks, La.; nephew and wife, Larry Warnock and Jennifer; along with a host of great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Charles Wheeler Jr., Tom Witte, David Clark, Randy Randolph, Tyler Car-ney and Olan Cain. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WOLFORD
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Thomas Wayne Wolford, 54, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Living-ston, with the Rev. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery in Living-ston. Mr. Wolford was born on Sept. 17, 1959 in Alexandria, La., to Earl Thomas Wolford Sr. and Jeanette Faulsphoul, and died on Jan. 18, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Earl Thomas Wolford Jr. and stepfather, Carl James Salard. He is survived by wife, Wanda Wolford of Livingston; daughter, Toshann Wolford of Deridder, La.; son, Greg Fontenot of Lake Charles, La.; daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Casey Vines of Rosepine, La.; sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Mark Fournerat of Many, La.; brother, Johnny Wol-ford of Frederick, Md.; grandchil-dren, Ashlen Vines, Armando Da-valos, Cadon Vines, Miguel Da-valos, Selena Davalos and Allie Vines; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Ronnie Bradley, Roger Miner, Neal Nettles, Kenny Wayne Gaston, David Burns, Allen Faulsphoul, Joey Deville and Vic Constance. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

REDDICKS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Thelma Beatrice Red-dicks, 85, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment will follow in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Living-ston. A full obituary will be in the next edition. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

COKER
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Dorothy "Lulu" Coker, 89, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs and the Rev. Jeffrey Sherry officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Coker was born Oct. 31, 1924 in Linflat, to Ernest Moody and Lena (Winder) Moody, and died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in the Bradford House in Livingston. As a young girl her family moved to Polk County. After mar-riage she traveled throughout the United States with her husband and family on numerous pipeline jobs but always called Livingston home. She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Preacher Coker and her brother, Dick Moody. Dorothy was known as someone who truly had a servant's heart and lived her life in devotion to her family, her community, and Cal-vary United Pentecostal Church. Family members say she wore many different hats as a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, friend, postal worker, constable, along with cooking and taking care of many throughout the country. She brought laughter to all through some of her notable antics, such as riding her horse up the courthouse stairs, twirling in the Livingston band, mowing highways and pipe-lines on her Massey Ferguson trac-tor, and last but not least, involving her heart and soul in the political realm to help elect people that she felt would benefit her community. Her smile, laughter, and witty per-sonality made lasting impressions on many hearts and entwined en-dearing memories to many in Polk County. Her greatest legacy was her unconditional love for her fam-ily and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Easton and husband Ron; son, Dennis Coker and wife Martha; grandchildren, Sandi Morris, Chris Easton and wife Jolynn, Shanna Glawson and husband Len and Kari Lewis and husband Jeffery; great-grandchildren, Ace Easton, Cooper Morris, Rowdy Glawson, Nathaniel Lewis, Colt Easton and Paisley Ann Glawson; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends; and her best friend through life, Helen Campbell. Pallbearers were Tyler Coker, Colin Coker, Brannon Coker, Cam-eron Coker, Bobby Keith, Gene French, George Moody and Robbie Allen. Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Coker Jr., Butch Coleman, John Thompson, Don Baskin, John Baskin, Corky Cochran, Mike Net-tles, Melvin Leggett, Scott Hughes, Benny Fogleman and Levon Hud-man. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MADISON
CISCO – On Aug. 7, 1938, Jack-ie Ann Marsh was born to Annie Rachel "Jackson" Marsh and James Herman Marsh in Livingston. She graduated from Corrigan High School in 1956. On Feb. 23, 1957, she married Isaac Dean Madison. Ann was known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, "Mimi" and great-grandmother. A graduate of Baylor University, she was an ac-complished artist, teacher, author and entrepreneur. Ann died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 20, 2014. She is preceded in death by her mother; father; sister, Bobbie Jean and brother, Ron. She is survived by her husband, Dean of Cisco; son, Steven Dean and his wife Cindy Madison of Crane; daughter, Terri Ann Theri-ault of Santo; four granddaughters, Stephany Madison-Crookes, Eliza-beth and husband Kurt Schubert, Jackie Madison and Traci Theri-ault; two great-granddaughters, Grace Schubert and Rylee Crookes; one great-grandson, Chase Schu-bert; sister, Marsha Ann and hus-band John Hill; sisters-in-law, Glo-ria Marsh, Von and husband Joe Lee McMahon, Mavis Hart and Jo Wilkerson; nieces, Lisa Burleson and Linda McMahon-Partain and Tammy Lukins; nephews, Larry Wilkerson and Randy Hart and numerous great-nieces and neph-ews. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Kimbrough Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Buddy Sipe and the Rev. Bruce Stovall officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Cisco.

LAMKIN
ONALASKA -- A memorial ser-vice for Al Lamkin, 62, of Ona-laska was held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at First Assembly of God Church in Onalaska, with Bro. Lar-ry Clift officiating. He was born on May 5, 1951 in El Paso and died on Jan. 13, 2014 in Livingston. He worked as a computer pro-grammer during his lifetime. He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia (Duckworth) Lamkin. He is survived by his wife, Vir-ginia (Tedd) Lamkin of Onalaska; son, Travis Lamkin of San Anto-nio; daughters, Melissa Lamkin and Jennifer Lamkin, both of San An-tonio; father, Alfred W. Lamkin of Dublin; brother, John Lamkin of Florida; sister, Marianne Lamkin of Dallas; grandchildren, Amanda, Brittney, Jason, Kristina, Joseph and Matthew; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

FREGIA
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Estelle (Parker) Fregia, 81, of Lufkin were held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor Tim Thompson officiating. Inter-ment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery near Livingston. Mrs. Fregia was born Feb. 28, 1932 in Polk County, the daughter of the late Annie (Spann) and John Gurvis "Dick" Parker. She died on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in a Lufkin nursing facility. Mrs. Fregia was known as a lov-ing wife, mother and grandmother. She was retired from Wal-Mart following 25 years of employment. She was a member of Central Bap-tist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Ann Sutton Bridges of Lufkin; sis-ters, Ruby Ince, Barbara Shea and Claudene Daniel, all of Lufkin; brother, John Parker of Lufkin; grandsons, Randy Burns and Scott Burns, both of Lufkin; and a num-ber of nieces, nephews, other fam-ily members and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Fregia was preceded in death by her husband, James Fregia. Mrs. Fregia's nephews served as pallbearers. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefu-neral.com.

MCLain
LIVINGSTON -- James "Leo-nard" McLain, 85, died on Dec. 13, 2013 in Pearland. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Evelyn, who died in April; his parents, Jas-per Lee McLain and Mary Rachel McLain and four brothers, Emmett, Doug, Garland and Lee Roy McLain. Leonard is survived by three children, James Daniel McLain, Cynthia McLain Stephan and Douglas Todd McLain; six grand-children; five great-grandchildren; his brother, Rab McLain and nu-merous nieces and nephews. Leonard was born in Normangee, Texas in 1928, and later moved with his family to Channelview. Professionally, he worked as a heavy equipment operator on vari-ous construction projects through-out Houston and the Gulf Coast area, including some downtown Houston skyscrapers and the Bay City nuclear power plant. He was proud to be a member of Union Local 450 for 65 years. Leonard was also a Scottish Rite Free Ma-son, and served in the Army re-serves for 10 years. In retirement, he and his wife moved to Dennard, Ark. and later to Forest Hills sub-division, Livingston. Leonard was known as an amaz-ing problem-solver, but with an artist's eye for ingenuity and crea-tivity, and a very capable man who could build or fix just about every-thing. He also loved the outdoors. As a sportsman he enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends, and as a gardener, he grew impres-sive vegetable gardens, and beauti-ful fruit and pecan trees. Leonard learned to play numerous musical instruments on his own, piano, gui-tar, fiddle, mandolin, etc., and loved to sing as soon as he started playing. Family members say he never met a stranger, and with his wife, created a warm, wonderful life for both of them. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

JORDAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Myrtle Lena Jordan, 99, of Livingston will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, in Schwab City Baptist Church in Schwab City, with the Rev. David Jones officiat-ing. Interment will follow in Holly Grove Cemetery in Segno. She was born Sept. 15, 1914 and died on Jan. 16, 2014. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BAILEY
HOUSTON – Lucy Frances Hairgrove Bailey, 93, died on Sat-urday, Jan. 11, 2014. She was pre-ceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Solomon J. Bailey; her brother, Marvin Hairgrove and sis-ter, Marjorie Stanley. Lucy is survived by her son, Sol-omon Ray Bailey; daughter, Ruth Picazo and her husband Daniel E. Picazo Sr.; grandsons, Daniel E. Picazo Jr. and his wife Cindy and Duane Picazo; great-granddaughters, Cori Noelle and Kacy Nicole; great-grandsons, Ja-cob Daniel and Zachary Dale; two brothers and a host of loving niec-es, nephews and friends. Mrs. Bailey will be remembered as friendly and outgoing. Family members say she had a smile as big as Texas and the twinkle in her eyes would make the stars look dim. Funeral service were held Tues-day, Jan. 14, at Forest Park Wes-theimer Funeral Home, with the Rev. Zane Crawford, pastor of Col-lege Park Baptist Church, officiat-ing. Interment followed in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

REYNOLDS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Sharon Kay Reynolds, 70, of Livingston will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Rose Cemetery in Livingston. Sharon was born Dec. 6, 1943 in Lecompte, La., to Martin Robert and Gussie Opal (Perkins) Rey-nolds, and died on Jan. 15, 2014 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents and adopted son, Ricky Barnes. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Michael Barnes of Livingston; stepson and wife, Johnny and Diane Valentine; adopted daughter and husband, Shirley and Bobby Sumner; grand-children, Michael Robert Barnes and Andrea, Tabytha Rodriguez and Esequiel; great-grandchildren, Virginia Rodriguez, Jillian Wilson, Amerie Barnes and Mia Barnes; siblings, Bob Reynolds and wife Cheryl, Sandy Hancock and hus-band Russell and Sheryl Reynolds and husband Dennis; aunt, Dorothy Bracken-Cooper and her daughter Linda Bracken; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Rob Barnes, Esequiel Rodriguez, Corey Lollar, Cody Crawford, Corey Spencer, Beau Spencer and Caleb Wright. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

OBLINGER
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial ser-vices for Robert Gene Oblinger, 67, of Livingston were held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Restland Memo-rial Park Cemetery in Livingston, with Pastor Trimaine Adkins Sr. officiating. Mr. Oblinger was born Aug. 24, 1946 in Houston, to Edwin Eugene and Thelma Mae (Cole) Oblinger, and died on Dec. 30, 2013 in Hous-ton. In his early years, he developed a passion for mechanics and loved taking things apart and putting them back together. He enjoyed working on cars and fishing was a favorite hobby. He also loved ani-mals and playing the guitar. He met the love of his life, Carol, sometime in his 50s and they both shared in their passion of the love of Jesus Christ. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol Oblinger and brother, Richard Kendall Oblinger. He is survived by his sister, Mar-sha Pace and husband Terry of Liv-ingston; cousin, Sandy Hopkins and husband Brian of Houston; nieces, Misty Howell of Living-ston, Stacy Williams and husband Brian of Pasadena and Crystal Paradysz and husband Steven of Roman Forest; great-nephews, Bryce Howell and Jack Paradysz and great-nieces, Kali Williams, Madison Williams and Jillian Para-dysz; Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DENNISON
LIVINGSTON -- Verna May Dennison, 82, of Livingston was born on March 19, 1931 in Fostoria, to Jim and Nora E. (Long) Franklin, and died on Jan. 6, 2014 in Livingston. She worked as a bus driver for various schools. She is survived by her husband, Darrell Dennison of Livingston; brother, Ira Franklin of Lafayette, La. and friends, Bob and Gayle Grigor of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HARRINGTON
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Sam Houston Harrington Jr., 73, of Livingston will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. For further information, contact Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Mr. Harrington was born on March 30, 1940 in Midlothian and died on Jan. 8, 2014 in Lufkin. He worked as a salesman and retired from JC Penney. In 1958 and 1959 he was a lettered basketball star on the A-Team in Midlothian High School. In 1966, he was listed in the book Outstanding Young Men of Ameri-ca. His best memories were of fishing and seeing his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother and sisters again, along with, "the many precious years spent with 'my sweetheart' Vicki." He supported the Wounded Warriors Project, veteran charities and was very involved in WW II commemoratives. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam Houston Harrington Sr. and Earline (Buckner) Harrington; wife, Vicki Harrington and brother, Allen Harrington. He is survived by daughters, Christina Swain of Fort Worth and Michelle Johnson of Bakersfield, Calif.; sons, Bruce Harrington and Aaron Harrington; sisters, Kathee Beirne, Fran Jackson and Lolly Scribner; brother, Jack Harrington; grandchildren, Stephen Swain, Hannah Self, Jessica Swain, Lawrence Johnson and Willie Swain; great-grandchildren, Kira, Ava and Sophee; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

ROBERDS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Raymond L. Roberds, 83, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Rainbow Baptist Church in Rye, with Bro. Clyde Sommers officiating. Interment followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery in Liv-ingston. Mr. Roberds was born on Jan. 18, 1930 in Shepherd and died on Jan. 6, 2014 at his residence in Livingston. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He mar-ried Doris Rochelle Rocchi on July 10, 1948 in Houston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther Lewis and Myra (Murphy) Roberds; brothers, Luther Arnold Roberds and Warren Roberds; sisters, Rosie Baxter, Ru-by Barrett and Carrie Blackmon and daughter, Debbie Neal. He is survived by wife, Doris Rochelle Roberds of Livingston; son, Raymond Lewis Roberds Jr. and wife Sherry of Port O'Connor; son, Larry Gene Roberds and wife Tracy of Livingston; daughter, Teresa Carol Benson and husband Robert of Sarepta, La.; son, Kenneth Wayne Roberds of Cleveland; grandchildren, Kimberly Ann, Larry Foyt, Ashley, Kyle, Terrie DeAnn, Ricky, Kim, Heather, Lacey, Lil Kenny and Kendra; 21 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Tommy Trimm, Mike Criswell, Brandon Rose, Robert Shane Burnett, Richard King and Gerald Criswell. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BEERS
LIVINGSTON -- Earl "Tex" Beers Jr., born in Bethlum, Pa., to Earl Agustus Beers and Adell Irene Stull Beers on March 21, 1936, died on Jan. 3, 2014 at his residence in Splendora, with his loving friends at his bedside. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WINDHAM
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Chance Windham, 12, of Livingston were held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Jim Sherrill officiating. Chance was born on Jan. 17, 2001 in Shenandoah, Texas and died on Jan. 7, 2014 in Livingston. He was a member of the Special Olympics Go-Getter Basketball Team in Livingston. He is survived by his parents, Michelle and Robert Cain of Livingston; sister, Ashley Windham of Onalaska; grandparents, John and Gail Windham of Onalaska; great-grandmother, Millie Parker of The Woodlands; uncle, Buck Windham of Bremond; aunt, Nicole Hewitt of Conroe; aunt and uncle, Darlene and Sonny Lowery of Sweeny; uncle, Michael Parker of Onalaska; along with numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2900 Weslayan, Suite 375, Houston, TX 77027 or Harbor Hospice, 301 Hwy. 59 S. Loop, Suite H, Livingston, TX 77351. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

JENKINS
ONALASKA -- Dan Richard Jenkins, 75, of Onalaska was born on Jan. 20, 1938 in Joplin, Mo. and died on Jan. 6, 2014 in Livingston. He worked as a train conductor for Southern Pacific Railroad. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ester (Beaver) Jenkins. He is survived by daughters, Kathy Moore of Onalaska, Terry (Jenkins) Dye of Sun Valley, Nev. and Patricia Dominguez of Roseville, Calif.; sons, Joe Moore of Sacramento, Calif., Doug Jenkins, David Jenkins and Bruce Jenkins; grandchildren, Tiarra Evans, Trine Osborne, Christy Dominguez, Jaucelyn Ceron, Janelle Dominguez, Keven Johnston, Kim Gagner, Doug Jenkins Jr., Darcy Jenkins, Denver Jenkins, David Jenkins, Pablo Jenkins and Kendra Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Tiger, Janessa, Josalynn, Kaiden, Faith, Logan, Junior, Jasmine, Amelia, Myla, Ivy and Ryder; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SCOTT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Davis Roland Scott, 81, of Kingwood will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Homer Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Menard Chapel Cemetery in Segno. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the funeral home. Mr. Scott was born March 6, 1932 in Oakman, Ala., to Charles Garrett and Eva Laurie (Sides) Scott, and died on Jan. 9, 2014 in Kingwood. He worked as a regional sales manager for Henderson Brick. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Louise Scott of Kingwood; son, David Keith Scott of Kingwood; daughter, Laura Scott of Kingwood; sister, Nancy Spikes of Franklin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HOLMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Christopher Ray Holman, 33, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment will follow in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Holman was born May 31, 1980 in Houston, to Richard Lewis and Diane (Clopton) Holman II, and died on Jan. 7, 2014 in Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents and uncle, Harry E. Holman. He is survived by his wife, Samantha Aultman of Livingston; son, Zane Holman of Livingston; brother, Richard Lewis Holman III of Shepherd; sisters, Leslie Stowe and Josh, and Chrissy May and Scott of Michigan; honorary mother, Donna Holman of Livingston; grandmother, Lavada Judy Meadows of Livingston; grandfather, Ray Meadows of Coldspring; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Rick Holman, Joshua Stowe, Richard Woodard, Jerry Woodard Jr., T.J. Sullivan, Clint Johnson and Damion White. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

KINT
LIVINGSTON – Walter Boyd Kint, born on April 22, 1928 in Texas City, died on Jan. 10, 2014 in Timberwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Living-ston. Funeral services will be held Monday at the First Baptist Church in Livingston. Time of the service was pending at press time. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LINCK
BAYTOWN -- Richard Glen "Cotton" Linck, 84, was born on Oct. 11, 1929 in Oxford, Mich. and died on Dec. 31, 2013. He was a resident of the Baytown area from 1968 to 1992 and resided in Onalaska from 1992 until his pass-ing. He was preceded in death by his father, William "Bill" Linck; mother, Grace Church Linck; brother, William Link Jr.; sister, Dona Beers; wife, Mildred "Mickey" Linck; wife, Dortha Linck; son, David Linck and grandson, David Linck Jr. He is survived by sons, Melvin Linck and wife Murl, Glen Linck and Bobby Perkins and wife Joann; grandchildren, Richard Linck and wife Susan, Rex Linck and wife Clarissa, Myra Entendencia and husband LeRoy, Patrick Linck and wife Trina, Chad Linck and wife Misty, Sabrinia Jacobs and husband Chris, April Linck and Melissa Epperson and husband Adam; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Onalaska and retired as an operator from IUOE Local 450. He also drove for Kenton Trucking and owned LINCK Trucking. Cotton was a past master of Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge No. 321 and Trinity Lodge No. 14 and was also a past patron of Cedar Bayou No. 11 OES. He was, for years, the district instructor of Masonic District No. 27, an honored member of the Houston Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and was a very active amateur radio operator (known as ND5CL OR WB5JFP). To view his online obituary, or post a tribute to his family, go to navarrefuneralhome.com. Navarre Funeral Home and Cremation Ser-vices, Baytown, was in charge of arrangements.

TAYLOR
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for James Esker "Dick" Taylor, 92, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Grove Cemetery in Polk County. Mr. Taylor was born on June 20, 1921 in Polk County and died on Jan. 4, 2014 in Lufkin. He served in the U.S. Air Force and then worked in the oilfield during his lifetime. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Taylor Malone; wife, Willie Mae Taylor; infant daughter, Carolyn Jean Taylor and infant son Taylor. He is survived by his son, Ronnie Taylor of Livingston; daughter, Carolyn Batten of Huntsville; daughter, Alice Tywater of Round Rock; sister, Laverne Schoubroek of Livingston; grandsons, Larry "Bubba" Smith Jr. of Cypress and Chad Tywater of Round Rock; granddaughter, Kayla Ladner of Gulfport, Miss.; five great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; two nieces; two great-nephews; several other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LEDO
ONALASKA -- Services for Mary Frances Ledo, 81, of Livingston were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mrs. Ledo was born on Nov. 11, 1932 in Onalaska and died on Jan. 2, 2014 in Livingston. She worked as a nurse for the majority of her life. She is preceded in death by her parents, Otis Elijah and Mattie (Tate) Black; husband, Paul Taylor; husband, Larry Ledo; brothers, Hugh Black and Doyle Black; sisters, Billie Gladden, Juanita (Tince) Black and Rachel House; and very special friend, E.L. "Tom" Willis. She is survived by her children, Paulette Lee of Bedford, Michael Taylor and wife Amelia of San Leon, Janis Oxford and husband Bill of Abilene and Cheryl Coles-Spencer and husband Steve of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Amber Welborne and Matt, Aimee Davis and Eddy, Jared Johnson and Carrie, Joey Taylor, Eryn Taylor, Justin Anderson and Jill, Jason Anderson, Joshua Anderson and Jill, Jordan Anderson and Amber, JaNae Anderson, JaNel Anderson, Brandi Coles, Brittney Coles, Jeffrey Hill and Audra Hill; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Mason, Julianna, Jaden, Colby, Mackinsey, Chad, Evan, Kameron, Hailey, Ryder, Trinity, Avaya, Bentley, Lucas, and grammy's special friend, Emilee; son-in-law, Lanny J. Anderson; brother, Putt Black of Onalaska; brother-in-law, Roy House; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jared Johnson, Justin Anderson, Jason Anderson, Josh Anderson, Jeffrey Hill and Joey Taylor. Her grandchildren were honorary pallbearers. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MORRIS
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Nelna Jean Morris, 82, of Livingston were held Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Tom Owens officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery in Soda. Mrs. Morris was born on April 17, 1931 in Ace, to Garlie Waymon and Cordie (Walters) Oliver. She grew up in Livingston and graduated from Goodrich High School. Nelna Jean was united in Holy Matrimony to Jimmie J. Morris on the March 27, 1953 in Baytown. Nelna Jean is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bryant Neal Oliver and sister and brother-in-law, Lavada and John Shirley. Nelna Jean was a housewife, homemaker and worked at several banks. Her latest employment was with the First State Bank of Living-ston, where she retired after 35 years. She is survived by her husband of 60-plus years, Jimmie J. Morris; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie Niles and Tamara Morris; two grandsons, Cody Tyler Morris and Ryan Kyle Morris; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

COOPER
LIVINGSTON -- Iva Leona Cooper, born on Oct. 16, 1938 in Point Blank, to Iven Jones and Lil-lie Andrews Jones, died on Jan. 2, 2014 at the age of 75. Survivors include her loving children, David McCreight, Brenda Kay Jones and husband Don and Sheila Cagle and Harvey McFaden and wife Sharon; brothers, Bill Jones and wife Margaret and Charles Jones and wife Darlene; sisters, Carrie Thompson and hus-band Curtis and Mary Lindsey and husband David; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Iva was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Kenneth Cooper. Iva was a faithful member of Christian Faith Church, Oakhurst. A celebration of Iva's life was held Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Christian Faith Church in Oakhurst, with Pastor Dale Kelly officiating. Interment was in Smith Butler Cemetery in Point Blank. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuner-al.com.

HIGGINBOTHAM
LIVINGSTON -- Dorothy Ann Higginbotham, born on Jan. 27, 1949 in Jonesboro, Ark., to Herbert Douglas Newcom and Anna Fran-cis Young Newcom, died on Jan. 3, 2014 at the age of 64. Survivors include her loving husband of 49 years, Lynn Higginbotham; sons, James Higginbotham Sr. and Robert Hig-ginbotham and wife Tianna; daughter, Ann Noles and husband Tony; grandchildren, Ashlee Higginbotham, James Higginbotham Jr., Connor Noles, Spencer Noles and Brittany Higginbotham; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Dorothy and Lynn had been in the area since 1976. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuner-al.com.

LATHAN
LIVINGSTON -- Dianne Lathan, born in Carmona on Feb. 1, 1923, to Everett Mills and Mae Rasberry Mills, died on Jan. 3, 2014 at the age of 90. Survivors include her son, Tommy Lathan and wife Nona; sister, June Sweeten; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Dianne is preceded in death by her husband, William Cyrvin Lathan; her parents; son, Carrol Raymond Elmore; grandson, Freddy Elmore; great-grandson, Rhett Cyrvin Lathan; brother, C.W. Mills and wife Eloise and sister, Billie Jean Bryant and husband Ross. A celebration of Dianne's life was held Sunday, Jan. 5, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Orval Barger officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Carmona Cemetery in Carmona. Pallbearers were Thomas Williamson, Garrett Williamson, James Everett Sweeten, Jeff Casey, Blake Casey and Donald Fitzgerald. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Lathan, James Casey, Gary McDaniel and Donald Wilson. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook go to, pacefuner-al.com.

STANLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Deacon John G. Stanley, 80, formerly of Livingston, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Livingston, with Bishop Curtis J. Guillory officiating. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Houston National Cemetery. Visitation was held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, with the rosary beginning at 8 p.m. at Cochran Funeral Home, with Deacon Mike officiating. Mr. Stanley was born on Jan. 9, 1933 in East St. Louis, Ill. and died on Jan. 3, 2014 in Katy. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict and Vietnam. He was the state assistant chaplain for the Knights of Columbus and was ordained as a deacon on May 9, 1987. He was also a chaplain at the Polunksy Unit of the Texas prison system. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Loretta Marie (Durney) Stanley; brother, William Stanley and sister, Jean Hartl. He is survived by his wife, Mary Stanley, formerly of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, William W. and Janet Barrow of Cranston, R.I.; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Johnny Gouge of Gladstone, Mo.; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Bill Beardsall of Houston; grandchildren, William Beardsall, Nicole Louder, Timothy Beardsall, Miranda Jordan and John Thomas Gouge; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Louise of Illinois and Candy Jean of Katy; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

TATE
LIVINGSTON -- Neal Lanto Tate, born on Jan. 18, 1935, to Adolphus "Doc" Tate and Olive Whittington- Carter in Homer, La., died on Jan. 3, 2014 at the age of 78. Survivors include his son, Tony Tate and wife Sandra; daughters, Faye Thibideau and husband Rich-ard and Charlene Tate-Provenzano; stepsons, Richard Heeth and wife Nancy and Daniel Heeth and wife Janis; grandchildren, Julia, Dana, Rebecca, Laura, Erica, Natalie, Derrick, Aaron and Corrine; broth-er, Charles Carter and wife Pat; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Neal was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lela Pat Tate; both parents and sister, Baby Faye. Neal served proudly in the United States Army Airborne. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 1998 where he was an auto technician. Neal and Pat moved into the area after his retirement. Neal loved motorcycles, football and NASCAR racing, but the most cherished thing to him was his family. A celebration of Neal's life was held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Ed Jennings and Bro. Charles Carter officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Livingston. Military honors were presented at the cemetery. A re-ception was held at VFW Post 8568 in Livingston. Pallbearers were Tony Tate, Danny Heeth, Richard Heeth, Richard Thibideau, Mike Morgan, Charles Carter and Tommy Mos-ley. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuner-al.com.

MURPHY
LIVINGSTON – Margie Murphy was born April 4, 1942 and died on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Survivors include her devoted husband, Jimmy Murphy of Moscow; a sister; brothers and a host of friends. Margie and Johnny were married on April 30, 1963. She was a faithful member of Lighthouse Revival Center in Livingston, where she served under the leadership of Pastor Ron Richardson, for over 15 years. DEAL Roger Alan Deal, 74, of Livingston was born on Feb. 10, 1939 in Uniontown, Pa., to William A. Deal and Ella E. (Kahl) Deal, and died on Jan. 3, 2014 in Livingston. He worked as a chemist for the majority of his life. He graduated from South Union High School, Uniontown, Pa., in 1961. He attended Washington and Jefferson College and graduated in 1961. He was the owner/president of Bard's LLC. He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Lucy Jane Deal. He is survived by his son, Roger Deal Jr.; son, William Deal; daughter, Marjorie Deal; son, Jonathan Deal; daughter, Jacqueline Deal; son, Jesse Deal; sister, Judith Faye Hardy; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many other relatives, and a host of friends. A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Holiday Inn Express in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WILLIAMS
ONALASKA -- Mark Allen Williams, 46, of Onalaska died on Dec. 26, 2013 in New Caney. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Wildwood Church in Onalaska, with Bro. Dennis Hodge presiding. Mark was born on Sept. 5, 1967 in Houston, to D.C. Williams and Carolyn Ashford Williams. Mark is survived by children, Tiffany Dupree and husband Jordan, Brandon Allen Williams, Karla Burleson and husband Jason and Jamie Droll Smith and husband Joey; mother, Carolyn Sharp; siblings, Jackie Chafin and husband Chris and Dwayne Williams and wife Vickie; grandchildren, Caleb Lord and Reagan Burleson; mother of his children, Libby Williams and numerous other family members and friends. Mark loved to work and was a foreman for many years, doing underground utilities. He was a former baseball commissioner in Onalaska and also coached his son's baseball team throughout Dixie Youth Baseball. Mark loved sports, the outdoors, music, friends, the Texans and, most importantly, his family.

BLACKMON
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Randall Lee Blackmon, 52, of Porter will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Mike Richard officiating. Interment will follow in Bold Springs Cemetery. Mr. Blackmon was born on Feb. 16, 1961 in Harris County and died on Dec. 23, 2013. He worked as a truck driver. He is preceded in death by his father, Lee Edwin Blackmon. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Blackmon of Porter; daughter, Miranda Lee Blackmon of Houston; stepdaughter, Amy Hamilton and husband Casey of Cleveland; stepson, Clint Alsobrooks and wife Jennifer of Cleveland; grandchildren, Dylan, Matthew, Brock, Brett and Emma; mother, Pearl Reeder of Livingston; grandmother, Hattie Watson of Livingston; sisters, Terry Whiteside of Livingston, Vicky Higgenbotham and husband Bob of Oklahoma and Dana Harris and husband Danny of Porter; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WILLIAMS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Hobby Young Williams Sr., 81, of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation were held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the Indian Village Presbyterian Church, with Elder Debra Battise-Kleinman, CLP, officiating. Interment followed in the Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Cemetery. Hobby was born on Nov. 23, 1932 on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, to Epperson and Annie Mae Williams, and died on Dec. 30, 2013 in Pearsall. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rachel Sylestine Williams; sons, Hobby Williams Jr., Wendell Williams and Lawton Williams; daughter, Susan Williams; sisters, Vera Simpkins, Della Poncho and Dorena Williams; brothers, Mark Sylestine and Douglas Williams Sr.; mother-in-law, Clara Faye Battise and sister-in-law, Jessie Sylestine. Hobby attended public school in Dallardsville, Big Sandy, and graduated in 1952. He played on the Big Sandy Wildcats high school basketball team that won the state championship in 1952. He enlisted in the United States Army on Sept. 22, 1953 and achieved the rank of SP4. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 31, 1961. Hobby worked for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe at Tribal Enterprise in a variety of roles. He was a tour guide on the Big Thicket and Indian Country bus tours, and was in charge of the Tribal Dance Program, serving as the master of ceremonies and singer. When the tribe's outdoor drama, "Beyond the Sundown," was in production, he could be seen portraying one of the "rock stars" on stage. In later years, Hobby worked for Polk County as a custodian at the county courthouse for 16 years and retired from his position in 1997. He and his wife Rachel spent their retirement years traveling extensively to visit their children and grandchildren, take a grand-child to the Indian powwows, fishing and spending quality time with friends. Hobby is survived by his daughters, Kunya and husband Edward Cantu of Austin and Vanya and husband John Erickson of Pearsall; two brothers-in-law, Malcolm Sylestine and Charley Sylestine of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation; sister-in-law, Arlene Williams of Elton, La.; seven grandchildren, Galen Williams and wife Marion Highfill Williams, Janalisa Williams, Brandon and wife Nicole Celedon, Earl and wife Sara Erickson, Shane Erickson, Christian Erickson and Johnathon Erickson, nine great-grandchildren, Asa Erickson, Nikki Williams, Noah Erickson, Tristan Williams, Ethan Bentley Worthey, Madison Rachel Erickson, Ronnie Reese Erickson, Matthew Erickson and Johnathon Dakota Erickson; as well as a host of cousins, nieces and nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Christian Erickson, Johnathon Erickson, Brandon Celedon, Calvin Wilson, Gerren Downing and Brent Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Elgin Davis, McClamroch Battise, Sherman Williams and Douglas Williams, Jr. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to cochranfh.com.

WOOLLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Vernon Lee Woolley, 54, of Livingston, Texas were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in the First Baptist Church in Livingston, with Bro. Kevan Wood and Bro. Orval Barger officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery in Polk County. Mr. Woolley was born July 23, 1959 in Crockett and died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Livingston. He was employed as the Livingston area branch manager with Eastex Telephone Cooperative in Livingston and was recently promoted to assistant general manager of Eastex Telephone Cooperative. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lamona (Norsworthy) Woolley and first wife, Sharon Woolley. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Woolley of Livingston; children, Lee Ann Thomas and husband Ryan, Jaime Gaston, Brandon Gaston and wife Brittany and Lauren Harrison and husband Tres; grandchildren, Mason Thomas, Megan Thomas, Hayden Gaston, Hayden Griffin, Kathryn Griffin, Caroline Harrison and Jed Harrison; father, Ramon Lee Woolley and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Rusty Dorman, Raini Dorman, Claud Thomas, Colton McLaurin, Cecil Langston, Mark Jones, Jacob Young and Matt Anderson. Honorary pallbearers were Eastex Telephone employees. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 106 Colt Road, Livingston, TX 77351. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SEARS
HOUSTON -- Curtis G. Sears, 47, died on Jan. 1, 2014 after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 27, 1966 in Houston, to Carl and Elcene Sears. Curtis was a very talented, creative artist. His passion and desire was designing and building. Curtis was known as a caring son, father, brother and great friend to many. He survived by his daughter, Taylor D. Sears; parents, Carl and Elcene Sears; brother, James L. Sears and wife Jodi; grandfather, Thomas Irby; and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was a great athlete while attending New Caney High School; he loved the games of football and baseball. Curtis loved his family, NASCAR, the lake and fishing. He was deeply loved and cared for by his constant companion, Anna J. Kersh. Curtis loved life itself, living it to the fullest. A celebration of his life was held on Saturday, Jan. 4, at Rosewood Funeral Home.

SEBEK
LIVINGSTON -- Ronald J. Sebek, born on April 13, 1943 in Chicago, Ill., to James Sebek and Ella Rolinek Sebek, died on Dec. 26, 2013 at the age of 70. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Margaret DeBoer Sebek; son, James Sebek; daughter, Lisa Sebek Cummings and husband Jerry; sister, Noreen Rupp and husband Ronald; grandchild, Justin Sims and girlfriend Kristin; great-granddaughter, Hope Sims; a special cousin, Nancy Rolinek; was an extra special uncle to Michael Rupp, Rob Rupp and families and had many more nieces, nephews, and family, and a host of friends. He will also be missed by his very special four-legged best friend, Wojo. Ron served his country proudly in the United States Air Force, 1961-1965, stationed in Altus, Okla. He was a lifelong resident of the Chicago area, moving from Tinley Park, Ill. to Onalaska, Texas in 2003. He belonged to the Teamsters Union, Chapter 705. Ron was known as someone who never met a stranger. A celebration of Ron's life will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 22, 2014, at Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, with military honors. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuner-al.com.

MADERE
LIVINGSTON -- Iris Lathanne Madere, 88, a wife, mother and a volunteer who spent much of her life helping other people, died at her residence in Livingston on Dec. 30. Mrs. Madere, the daughter of Samuel and Iona McWhirter, was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Humble. The McWhirter family lived in towns throughout southeast Texas and eventually moved to LaPorte, where Mrs. Madere graduated from La Porte High School. She was a basketball player, homecoming queen and a drummer in the march-ing band. In the 1940s the family settled in Texas City, where they would live for decades. In Texas City, she met and married Warren Joseph Madere, who followed Louisiana relatives to Texas. Iris and Warren met before the start of World War II. They were married when his stint in the U.S. Army was completed. Mrs. Madere survived the Texas City Explosion of 1947. At the time she worked in a laboratory not far from the SS Grandcamp, a vessel that was carrying a load of ammonium nitrate and was docked at the Port of Texas City. She was working in the laboratory when the ship exploded. Amazingly she crawled out of the lab and made her way to safety, her face and eyes covered with melted plaster that had dripped from the lab ceiling. An account of the experience, written in her words, is included in the book We Were There: Personal Accounts by Survivors of the Texas City Disaster – April 16, 1947. During her years in Texas City, she was a member of the Seventh Street Church of Christ. She was the happiest when she was serving as a volunteer, and she tirelessly reached out to make a positive contribution to her community. She visited those who were ill; contributed decadently delicious desserts to local bake sales; and even delighted children as Boo Boo the Clown during Texas City's Dia-mond Jubilee. In Livingston, she was a member of the Livingston Church of Christ. Mrs. Madere is survived by her husband, Warren of Livingston; son, Michael of Kingwood and a brother, Samuel McWhirter II of Baytown. She is preceded in death by a son, Mark of Livingston; a sister, Doris McGwier of Arvada, Colo. and her parents. Services were held Jan. 2, 2014 at Livingston Church of Christ. Burial followed in Grace Memorial Park, Hitchcock. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

COOK
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Merle Jay Cook, 81, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Roy Askins officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. Military honors were provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Merle was born on Feb. 13, 1932 in Bolivar, N.Y., to Leighton M. and Margaret C. (Peck) Cook, and died on Dec. 29, 2013 in Living-ston. He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Merle John Cook and Mark Andrew Cook; brother, Robert Dale Cook and granddaughter, Delana Denise Cot-trell. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Juanita Cook of Livingston, whom he married on April 2, 1953 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Steve Ragsdale of Livingston; daughter, Delana Cottrell of Rosenberg; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Larry Burnett of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Robbie Cook of Moscow; son, Kevin Cook of Livingston; grandchildren, Christina Ramirez, Christopher and Leann West, Michael and Shanna West, Tammy Cottrell, Merle Jacob Cook, Juanita Cook, Johnathan and Felicia Cook, Mark Cook, Mary and Mike Pitsky, Rose and Alan Meyer, David and Ashley Faver, Ariel Burnett, Kana Burnett, Coleman Burnett, Laura and Kevin Lenox, Emily Cook, Kevin Cook II, Cheri Cook and Shelly Barrett; 38 great-grandchildren; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Merle served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-56, serving as a radio operator (Morse code) in Germany and was based at March Field, California. He was a partner in ELMCO TV Sales and Service from 1956-60, moving to LaMarque, Texas in 1960. He was active in Couples Rodeo in Galveston, 1961-66, and was employed with Anheiser-Busch Brewery from 1966-88, serving as a lab supervisor. He retired due to health reasons in 1988. He and his wife traveled in an RV from 1990-2008. They moved to Livingston in 1984. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Braille Group. His family is his legacy. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

GRONER
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Benjamin Joseph Groner Jr. will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. He died on Dec. 28, 2013, after losing a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on June 16, 1945 in Livingston, to Benjamin Joseph Groner Sr. and Catherine Marie Fabacher Groner. He was reared in Baytown but left after high school to attend college at Texas Tech University. He later transferred to, and graduated from, the University of Houston with a bachelor of fine arts degree. After graduation, he attended both basic training and officer training in the Air Force and subsequently served as an officer while stationed in Del Rio. He received the National Defense Service Medal while serving his country. Upon being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he returned to the University of Houston and received his master's degree. He spent most of his life working for the federal government in several different departments and locations. He retired in 2000 as a well-respected director at the FDIC. He was a gifted artist from the time he was a young boy, was very passionate about both music and automobiles throughout his life, and was an avid Astros fan. He loved dogs and was almost always accompanied by a great canine friend. He married his high school sweetheart, Cheryl, in 2001; they truly enjoyed their quiet retirement life together on the shores of beautiful Lake Livingston. He was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest child, Alexander Dean Groner. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Burnet Groner; older sister, Hinda Groner and spouse Millie Burt; younger sister, Becky Finley and her husband Dee Finley; daughter, Valerie Lonsdale; daughter, Jocelyn Fagan and her husband Richard Fagan; son, Joe Groner; stepdaughter, Wendy Hindman and her husband Shane Hindman; stepson, Heath Romero and his wife Donna Romero; stepdaughter, Jenny Romero; grandchildren, Julia and Elizabeth Lonsdale, Meagan Guerreiro and her husband Miguel Guerreiro, Caleb Hindman: Heather, Tyler and Brandon Romero; and his faithful Brittany Spaniel, Thyme. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

HOOVER
LIVINGSTON -- Myrtle Lou Hoover, 80, died on Dec. 27, 2013 in Conroe. Services were held on Dec. 31, at Big Sandy Baptist Church in Big Sandy, with the Rev. Irvin Mott presiding. Interment followed in Big Sandy Cemetery. Pallbearers were Travis Hoover, Clay Hoover, Lynn Hendrix, Gene Lowrie, Mark Lowrie and Lance Needham. Honorary pallbearers were Brett Hoover and Robert Scarborough. Myrtle was born Feb. 7, 1933 in Overton, to Elvis Payne and Mabel Ella (Mercer) Scarborough. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, W.E. Hoover Jr.; brother, James Edward Scarborough and sister-in-law, Maxine Scarborough. Myrtle is survived by Brad and Althea Hoover, son and daughter-in-law, of Livingston; Dena and Don Fancett, daughter and son-in-law, of Big Sandy; grandchildren, Travis and Amy Hoover and Brett and Jessica Hoover; great-grandchildren, Brody Rubin Hoover, Chase Holden Hoover and Gracie Joan Hoover and brother, Robert E.P. Scarborough of Hou-ston. Myrtle loved God, her family, friends and community. She and her husband were involved in the Cub Scouts where she acquired the nickname "Henry." She moved with her family to Big Sandy in 1974. There she owned and oper-ated a café across from the Big Sandy School where she mentored many children, and loved them all dearly. Her favorite pastime was embroidering and visiting with her friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MURPHY
LIVINGSTON -- Frank Murphy, 85, died on Dec. 26, 2013 at his residence in Livingston. Services were held on Dec. 31 at Central Baptist Church in Livingston, with Pastor Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568. Pallbearers were James Murphy, Jesse Murphy, Robert Ryan Peters, Stetson Kincheloe, Wesley Johnson and Jean D. Carlisle. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Central Baptist Church, Howard Jarvis, Jeremy Richardson, Melvin Joice and Fred Smith. Interment will be at Camp Ruby Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post #8568. Visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. on December 30, 2013, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, in Livingston. Frank was born on Sept. 11, 1928 in Dayton, to Walter Willis and Turner (Stutts) Murphy. He served in the United States Marine Corp from March 26, 1952 until being honorably discharged on March 15, 1954. He married his loving wife of 40 years, Heidi Murphy, on Nov. 15, 1973. He is preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Ione Bernard, Helen Mitchell, Rebecca Wyatt and Lillian O'Guin. Frank is survived by Heidi Murphy, wife, of Livingston; Rodney Barclay, son, of Crockett; Marshall and Joanna Murphy, son and daughter-in-law, of Spurger; Frank Norman Murphy, son, of Livingston; Jerry Lynn and Dana Murphy, son and daughter-in-law, of Livingston; Phillip Kincheloe, son, of Snyder; Sara and Bobby Peters, daughter and son-in-law, of Livingston; grandsons, James Murphy, Jesse Murphy, Robert Ryan Peters, Stetson Kincheloe, Thomas Barclay and Steven Barclay; granddaughters, Paula Siekas and Tim, Jennifer Murphy, Vicky Hanes and Evan, Pamela Murphy and Greg Meanse, Lauren Murphy, Jana Murphy, Jordan Murphy Laird, Josie Chapman and Kyle, Lori Davis and Carrie Rawls; great-grandchildren, Gavin Gaston, Tucker Kincheloe, Kamerin Frankins, Marcus Frankins, Raylee Gaston, Lexis Green, Rebecca Kincheloe, Maddie Kincheloe, Kaselyn Laird, Cali Davis and Jaci Davis; honorary grandchildren, Christie Oswalt and Mattie and Colt; Dan and Nancy Murphy, brother and sister-in-law, of Livingston; Alma Cude, sister, of Livingston; Florene Burrows, sister, of Livingston; Joyce and Herman Jones, sister and brother-in-law, of Livingston; along with numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund. Cochran Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BROWN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Jett Brown, 80, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Wayne Bickley and the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Brown was born July 23, 1933 in Polk County, to Charlie Monroe Brown and Panola (Moore) Brown, and died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Livingston. He worked as a sand blaster and pipe fitter for South West Fabrication and Welding Company and was member of the Soda Baptist Church in Livingston. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He is preceded in death by parents; brothers, Willie B. Brown, Marlin C. Brown and Wade H. Brown and sisters, Ollie Brown Brown, Mae Brown Rogers, Dewey Brown Smith and Novie Kervin. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley (Baggett) Brown of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Mark VanEvery of Tuttle, Okla.; son and daughter-in-law, Jett Keith and Terrie Brown of Livingston; grandchildren, Jordan Denise Brown, Ryan Keith and Lauren Brown, Rhae Marie Brown and Mark Matthew VanEvery; brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Dorothy Brown of Angleton; hon-orary sisters, Gracie Hood of Livingston and Judy Isaacs and husband Harold of Leggett and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Johnnie Loft-in, John Steven Loftin, Aubrey "Shorty" Clamon, Robert Hambric, Laurence Oliver and John Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Keith Brown, Mark Matthew VanEvery, James C "Turk" Moore, Loy E. "Putney" Moore, Andy Hood, Calobe Isaacs, Jason Ste-phens and Louis Wayne Brown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Soda Baptist Church Missionary Fund at 8135 US Highway 190 E, Livingston, Texas 77351. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SWINNEY
LIVINGSTON -- Dan Trulen Swinney, 77, died on Dec. 27, 2013 in Livingston. Services were held on Dec. 31 at Cochran Funeral Home in Living-ston, with the Rev. Carl Provost officiating. Interment followed in Midway Loop Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jesse Moss, Joshua Moss, Dylan Floyd, Hewy Jackson III, Greg Moss, Greg Swinney, Tracey Swinney and Chris Floyd. Dan was born Aug. 24, 1936, to Henry Foy Swinney and Edna Izora (Holder) Swinney. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Ann Swinney. Dan is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Dana and Greg Moss of Ardmore, Okla., Dara and Chris Floyd of Johnson, Kan. and Dena and Hewy Jackson of Coldspring; son, Corey Swinney of Livingston; grandchildren, Jesse Moss, Joshua and Samantha Moss, Haley Floyd, Dylan Floyd, Hewy Jackson, III, Destiny Jackson and Daniel Jackson; great-grandchild, Maci Moss; brother, Henry Foy Swinney Jr; along with numerous other rela-tives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WHITEHEAD
LIVINGSTON -- Clarence Whitehead Jr. of Swan Point, Md. died on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at his residence at the age of 75. Clarence was the son of the late Clarence David Whitehead and the late Annie Mazie David Whitehead. He is also preceded in death by his brother, David White-head. Clarence is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Dorothy Jean Whitehead; one son, David Scott Whitehead and wife Barbara of Mechanicsville, Md. and two grandchildren, Kelly Ann White-head and Patrick David Whitehead. Clarence was a cartographic technician with the Corps of Engi-neers (U.S. government) and proudly served in the United States Army. He grew up and went to school in Livingston and attended drafting school in Houston. Clarence was a member of La Plata United Methodist Church, NRA, and the Model Aviation Club. He loved to read, fishing, playing golf, and work crossword puzzles. He was known as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. A celebration of Clarence's life was held on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, with Pastor James Frazier officiating. Interment followed in Whitehead Cemetery in Chester. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Holy Ghost Food Bank located at 15848 Rock Point Road, Newburg, Maryland 20664. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condo-lences may be sent to the family at pacefuneral.com.

MCCARVER
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Frances Marie McCarver, 70, of Moscow were held on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Lesly Wilkinson officiating. Inter-ment followed in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett. Pallbearers were Michael Murphy, Jeremy Croxton, Junior Duncan, William "Peanut" Glass, Josh Moseley and Joey Kosino. Frances was born on May 8, 1943 in Livingston, to Clarence E. and Bernice Murphy, and died on Dec. 28, 2013 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her father, Clarence E. Murphy; son, Justin McCarver and brothers, Edward E. Murphy and Arnold R. Murphy. She is survived by husband, Vernon McCarver; children, Verna L. McCarver and Tony R. McCarver; mother, Bernice Murphy; brothers, Billy J. Murphy and Douglas L. Murphy; sister, Stella M. Murphy; grandsons, Dillon McCarver, Wessten McCarver and Talon McCarver; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

ECHOLS
LIVINGSTON -- A memorial service for Velma Willie Echols, 93, of Navasota will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Velma was born on April 20, 1920 in Segno, to Willie and Elmer (Stephens) Cain, and died on Dec. 27, 2013 in Navasota. A full obituary will be published at a later date.

WILLIAMS
ONALASKA -- Mark Allen Williams, 46, of Onalaska died on Dec. 26, 2013 in New Caney. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Wildwood Church in Onalaska, with Pastor Dennis Hodge presiding. Mark was born on Sept. 5, 1967 in Houston, to D.C. Williams and Carolyn Sharp. Mark is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Dupree and husband Jordan; son, Brandon Allen Williams; daughter, Karla Burleson and husband Jason; daughter, Jamie Droll-Smith and husband Joey; Elizabeth Williams, mother of his children; grandchildren, Caleb Lord and Reagan Burleson; sister, Jackie Chifon and husband Chris; brother, Dwayne Williams and wife Vickie; and numerous other family members and friends. Mark loved God, and his family and friends. He was always involved with the community and loved the work that he did with the youth and baseball association in his community.

MURPHY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Frank Murphy, 85, of Livingston are pending with Coch-ran Funeral Home in Livingston. Mr. Murphy was born Sept. 11, 1928 and died Dec. 26, 2013 in Livingston. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WHITEHEAD
LIVINGSTON -- Clarence Whitehead died on Dec. 26, 2013 in Swan Point, Md. Arrangements are pending with Pace Funeral Home.

REESE
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Violet Kay Poncho Reese, 58, of Waco were held Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in the Indian Village As-sembly of God in Livingston, with the Rev. David Busby and the Rev. Thurman Watson Jr. officiating. Interment followed in the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation Cemetery in Livingston. A wake service was held Thursday, Dec. 26, at Cochran Funeral Home. Violet Kay was born on April 4, 1955 in Livingston, to Carter Pon-cho and Beatrice Thompson Pon-cho, and died on Dec. 21, 2013 in Waco. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Dan Parsons of Waco; sons, Ja-woski Baxter of Waco, Jarod Bax-ter of Houston and Jeriamiss Baxter of Waco; daughter, Tiffany Baxter of Waco; grandchildren, Amiya, Constance, Deandre and Matthew; aunts, Christine Poncho and hus-band James and Diana Thompson; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Justin Poncho, Ross Abey Jr., Shane Poncho, Au-gie Beene, Billy Beene III, Freder-ick Baxter, Samuel Baxter and Brandon Townsend. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

RUSSELL
L IVINGSTON -- John Wayne Russell, born on May 27, 1934 to John Floyd Russell and Tessie Mae Barley Russell in Lufkin, died on Dec. 25, 2013 at the age of 79. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Carol; son, John Brien Rus-sell and wife Linda; daughter, Dar-ci Garrison and husband Rusty; grandchildren, Mark Garrison, Mi-chael Bourque, Lauren Garrison, Amy Garrison and Jeremy Garri-son; brothers, Carl Russell, Gene Russell and wife Patty and Roger Russell and wife Donna; numerous other relatives and dear friends. John was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served one tour of duty during the Korean con-flict. After he graduated from col-lege, John became a chemist and technical writer for NASA, Ray-theon, Goodyear and Fina Chemi-cal Co.in the Houston area for 42 years. He was a member of the Masons and American Legion. He served on the Texas Landing homeowners' board, and was an officer on the Brookglen Subdivision water board in La Porte, where he also enjoyed playing Santa for several years. John belonged to the Texas Baptist Men Cabinet Crew working for the Lord. He loved to hunt and fish with his brothers, uncles, nephews, son and son- in -law. He and his wife have been in this community since 1999. John and Carol at-tended Beacon Bay Baptist Church in Livingston. The family greeted friends at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston on Thursday, Dec. 26. A remem-brance service was held on Friday, Dec. 27, at Beacon Bay Baptist Church, with Pastor Harold Isaacs officiating. Military Honors were provided by VFW Post 8568. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

WALTERS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for James Vance Walters, 83, of Livingston were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Harold Isaacs and Bro. Josh Walters officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Walters was born on April 5, 1930 in Goodrich and died on Dec. 25, 2013 in Livingston. He worked as a machinist in the oilfield industry for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Benton Walters and Agnes Priscilla (Moffett) Walters; sister, Ola Mae Vailes; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Douglas Mel-ton; brother and sister-in-law, Le-land and Clarice Walters; son-in-law, Steve Nelson and granddaugh-ter, Misty Levingston. He is survived by his wife, Wynona Walters of Livingston; daughters, Priss Nelson of Living-ston and Joan Parker and husband Archie of Rosenburg; son, Tommy Walters and wife Resa of Timpson; grandchildren, Mike Levingston, David and Carly Levingston, Dwayne and Mandy Zatopek, Jodi and James Francis, Kristie Parker, Trisha Zatopek, Josh and Kaci Walters, Annie and William Hicks, Ben Walters and Kristell Nelson; great-grandchildren, Kailey, Madi-syn, Jimmy, Ashley, Parker, Avery, Sam and Garrett; sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Hugh White of Goodrich; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were David Leving-ston, Mike Levingston, Dwayne Zatopek, Danny Ray McClosky, Scotty McClosky and Ben Walters. Honorary pallbearers were David Walters, Darrell Walters and Rob-ert Lantrip. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MILLER
LIVINGSTON -- Fredrick Bruce Miller, 77, of Livingston died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 20113, in Corri-gan. Fred was born April 14, 1936 in Marianna, Fla. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Miller; daughter and son-in-law, Mary (Angel) and Carl Clyburn of Roanoke, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Francine and Gary Howell of New Albany, Ind.; sons, Fredrick B. Miller Jr. of Indianapo-lis, Ind. and Kenneth Miller of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Karen and Tavo Cue-vas of Livingston; stepson and daughter-in-law, Wesley N. Kay Jr. and Gina of Galveston; stepson, Phillip Kay of Livingston; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son, Ronald Keith Miller of Ft Lauder-dale, Fla. Fred is also survived by a step-mother, Margie Miller of Marianna Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Bernice Miller of Graceland, Fla.; brother, Ron Miller of Colo-rado Springs, Colo. and brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Mildred Miller of Dothan Ala. Fred was a member of the Air Force from 1954 until 1968; six of those years he spent overseas in England. Fred spent many years working with and on computers when the industry was still young. He worked briefly at the Godard Space Center and worked for one of the first companies to install radar in police cars. Fred loved to travel and spent the last years of his life traveling with his wife Shirley in their RV. They were married on Aug. 9, 2004 in Las Vegas. He was a member of the Escapees.

ROGERS
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside ser-vices for Bettie Jo Rogers, 66, of Livingston were held Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 in Magnolia Hill Ceme-tery in Segno, with Susan Richard-son officiating. Mrs. Rogers was born March 30, 1947 in Houston and died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in Conroe. She worked as an accountant and was employed by Holiday Inn. She is preceded in death by her parents, Owen Mark Brown and Beulah (Woods) Wilkenson. Mrs. Rogers is survived by her husband, Rickey Rogers of Segno; sister, Kay Jones and husband Ronnie of Liberty; daughter, Dr. Rhonda Cooke of Baltimore, Md.; son: Richard Rogers of Livingston; nephew, Mark Jones and son Clay of Liberty and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

ISBELL
GROVETON -- James Larry Isbell, 55, of Livingston died on Dec. 25, 2013. James was born on Jan. 15, 1958 in Houston, to Edgar and Cleo (Ashworth) Isbell. He served in the United States Army and later worked in construction. Mr. Isbell is survived by his wife, Mary Isbell of Livingston, formerly of Groveton; daughter, Christy Chamnuss of Advance, Ind.; son, James L. Isbell Jr. of Frankfort, Ind.; daughter, Joanna L. Isbell of Advance, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; sister, Pat Woodard of San Marcos; sister, Cindy McKinney of Shep-herd; sister and brother-in-law, Mitzy and Jimmy Smith of Shep-herd; brother and sister-in-law, Mikeal and Jennifer Isbell of Pasa-dena; brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Renee Isbell of Living-ston and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sat-urday, Dec. 28, in the Cartwright Memorial Chapel of Groveton Fu-neral Home, with Pastor Phillip Corbett officiating. Groveton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To share memories with the family and other friends, go to the guestbook at grovetonfuneralhome.com.

BARRETT
LIVINGSTON -- Norman "Bud-dy" Jefferson Barrett, born on April 24, 1933 in Garrison, to Walter Barrett and Mollie Lunsford Bar-rett, died on Dec. 25, 2013 at the age 80. Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Gloria; children, Patri-cia Hopkins, Sharon Levy, Tommy Kerr, Ricky Barrett, Marc Kerr, Jimmy Barrett and Scott Kerr; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends. Buddy retired in 1990 from Con-tinental Can Co. in Houston, where he started work when he was 18 years old. Buddy loved to fish and take care of his garden, chickens and cows. He coached all the boys' baseball teams. Buddy loved being with his family. Buddy was a member of Big Sandy Baptist Church in Dallardsville and was known as a praying man. A celebration of Buddy's life was held Saturday, Dec. 28, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Irvin Mott and Pastor J.E. Murphy offi-ciating. Pallbearers were Buddy's grand-sons, Jimmy Barrett, Jeremy Bar-rett, Shaun Herren, Jeffrey Herren, Timothy Hopkins, Shannon Hop-kins, Brian Hopkins, Michael Bar-rett and Kevin Barrett. Interment was in Big Sandy Cemetery in Dal-lardsville. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

ALEC
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Mary Elizabeth (Syles-tine) Alec, 55, of Livingston were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in the Indian Village Presbyterian Church in Livingston, with Pastor Debra Battise Kleinman officiating. In-terment followed in the Alabaman-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery in Livingston. A wake service was held Friday, Dec. 27, at Cochran Funeral Home. Mary Elizabeth was born on Dec. 12, 1958 in Woodville, to Herman D. Battise and Moree (Sylestine) Poncho, and died on Dec. 24, 2013 in Conroe. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, Harry and Doris Sylestine. She graduated in 1978 from Livingston High School. She was a former Girl Scout of the In-dian Reservation, former Powwow Princess (1973), member of the Indian Presbyterian Church, auxil-iary member of the Alabama-Coushatta Powwow Association and former member of the Ala-bama-Coushatta Traveling Dance Troupe and a charter member of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Club. She also participated in summer softball league at the reservation. She is preceded in death by her mother and father; grandparents; two brothers, Randall Lee Battise and Tracy Edward Battise; her un-cles, Terry Sylestine and Alton L. Sylestine and her aunts, Imogene Sylestine, Sandra Battise and De-nise Sylestine. She is survived by her sons, To-bine Alec, and Logan and Destiny Alec; daughter, Portia Cheyenne Alec; grandchildren, Lilly-Ann Elizabeth Alec, and Trace Michael Alec; brother, Bradley Battise; sis-ters, Phyllis (Battise) Richard and Janice Battise; stepmother, Naomi Battise and her children, Toddie Battise, Derek Battise, Tanya Bat-tise, and Deanna and Ross Abbey; the father of her children, Obrey Alec; her in-laws, Lyndon and Re-becca Alec, Cecil Jr. and Charlene Alec, Paula Alec and Frederick and Donna Alec; maternal uncle, Tho-mas Sylestine and Jennifer Taylor; maternal aunts, Joann and Arnold Battise and Carol and Donnis Bat-tise; great-aunt, Isabelle Celestine; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Chad Alec, Kinney Alec, Micah Robinson, Jonathan Richard, Gregory Battise and Armand Polite. Honorary pall-bearers were Manning Robinson, Samuel Richard, Bryce Battise, Liam Battise andTrace Alec. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WHITE
LIVINGSTON -- A graveside service for Terry Lane White Sr., 62, of Livingston was held on Sun-day, Dec. 22, 2013, at Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, with Brad Butler officiating. He was born on April 22, 1951 in Livingston, to Clovis "Doc" and R.A. (Stutts) White, and died on Dec. 19, 2013 in Livingston. Terry graduated from Livingston High School in 1969 and attended Baylor University, where he gradu-ated class of 1973. He was also a member of the Livingston Volun-teer Fire Department for 25 years. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gary Wayne White. He is survived by his wife, Suz-ann White, whom he married on July 24, 2008 in Key West, Fla.; sons, Colton Peters and Terry White Jr.; grandson, Trace White; sister, Ann Milner; along with nu-merous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Guinn Jones, Frank O'Neill, Corky Cochran, W.A. Cook, Mike Parker and Alan Cook. All of the members of the Livingston Volunteer Fire Depart-ment were honorary pallbearers. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WATTS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Edith Louise Watts, 94, of Livingston were held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in the Cochran Fu-neral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Mike Meadows officiat-ing. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Watts was born July 7, 1919 in Livingston and died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Livingston, Texas. She was a secretary for Brown and Root and a Baptist by faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, A.T. Watts, whom she married in 1937 in Silsbee; son, Glenn Watts; grandson, Emory Watts Jr. and parents, Daniel Akin Thomas and Lou Cretia Jane (McShann) Thomas. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Emory and La-Joyce Watts Sr. of Livingston; grandchildren, Terresa Langston and husband Rocky and their chil-dren, Brady and Will Langston, Jennifer Watts and late husband Emory Watts Jr. and their children, Brittany and Ryan, Rodney Watts and wife Chris and their children, Brett, Haylie, Aeris, Chelsea and Thomas, Jeff Watts and wife Am-ber and their children, Ashytn, Luke, and Nathan, Greg Watts and wife Catherine, Andy Watts and his daughter Hayla; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Rocky Lang-ston, Rodney Watts, Jeff Watts, Greg Watts, Andy Watts, Brody Langston, Will Langston, Ryan Watts, Brett Hebert, Brandon Gas-ton and Thomas Siercks. Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200 Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

LALOWSKI
VOTAW -- Lucille Barbara Lalowski, 77, of Votaw died on Dec. 15, 2013. She was born June 2, 1936 in Mansfield, La., to Walsh and Lulu Mae Robbins. Lucille is preceded in death by her parents; infant son; sisters, Dorothy, Faye and Loraine and brothers, Louis, Vester, Tho-mas, and Skeet. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Leonard Charles Lalowski Sr.; two sons, Louis Lalowski and Mary of New Caney and Leonard Lalowski Jr. of Cleve-land; daughter, Barbara Pappas and husband Ron Pappas of Wichita Falls; two grandchildren, Faith and Hope; three sisters, Sue Lincoln, Juanita Edwards and Bobbie Rob-bins; a brother, Huey Robbins and wife Carolyn, and many nieces and nephews. "Lucy" was known as a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt and dear friend to all who knew her. She loved chatting, gardening, and playing the lottery, which she won often. She enjoyed baking, watch-ing home improvement shows, Nancy Grace, and worshipped in her home, watching televised pas-tors such as Billy Graham, Robert Schuller and Joel Olsteen. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Vo-taw Community Church, with Pas-tor Mitchell Gore officiating. Please bring a covered dish for a potluck dinner to follow to remem-ber and celebrate the life of Lucy.

BLAIR
LIVINGSTON -- A graveside service for Charles Willard Blair, 95, of Conroe will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Forest Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Mr. Blair was born on Oct. 11, 1918 in Stephenville, to Willie Lee and Lettie M. (Turley) Blair, and died on Dec. 21, 2013 in Conroe. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jewell Blair and brothers, Millard Blair, Fayne Blair, and Leon Blair. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Betty Blair of Conroe; sister-in-law, Beth Blair; grandchildren, Wesley Blair and wife Suzanna, Terri Hurt and Curtis Blair and wife Jackie; great-grandchildren, Wade Blair, Jacy Blair, Tyler Hurt and Christine Doucet; along with numerous niec-es, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

JENKINS
ONALASKA -- Services for Lois Nan Jenkins, 73, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. She was born on Sept. 16, 1940 in Morgan's Point, to Harry J. Brown and Viola Mae (Cline) Brown, and died on Dec. 22, 2013 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Mary Ruth Baggerly and Clema Mae Herring. She is survived by husband, Billy Jenkins of Onalaska; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Leonard Springer of Onalaska and Charlotte and Pete Campoz of Cleburne; son, Eddie Jenkins of Magnolia; sister, Loretta McKnight of South Hous-ton; grandchildren, Christopher Campoz, Dana Hyde, Jennifer Barr, Carrie Welton, Gary Forrest, and Keith Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Savanna Welton, Jonathan Thorne, Kassidy Thorne and Krislynn Gib-bony; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MCBRIDE
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside ser-vices for Arthur Chester McBride Jr., 80, of Livingston will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett, with the Rev. Jason Sandefer offi-ciating. Visitation will be held Sat-urday, Dec. 26, before the service begins, starting at 1 p.m., in Jones Prairie Cemetery. Mr. McBride was born Oct. 1, 1933 in East Bernard, to Arthur Chester McBride Sr. and Emma (Ludwig) McBride, and died on Sunday, Dec. 22, in Livingston. He was employed as an electrical lineman for Houston Lighting and Power for 35 years. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bes-sie (McCommas) McBride and son, Charles Wayne Crawford. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Wal-ter Heflin of Livingston; grandchil-dren, Nona Ferguson, Leanne Fer-guson, Jeremy Heflin, Casey Craw-ford, Melody Heflin and Jodi Hef-lin; great-grandchildren, Joshua Steinhardt, Mark Steinhardt, Beth Ferguson, Nathan Ferguson, Jer-emy Heflin Jr., Dustin Heflin, Trisha Heflin, Kourtney Fuller, Kaylen Heflin, Emalyn Ford and Noah Ford; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DOBBS
WACO -- Vivian Lynn Dobbs of Waco died on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Sterling House Assisted Living in Temple. At her request, there will be no service. Private burial will be held at her family cemetery in Houston. Vivian was born Oct. 27, 1921 in Dayton, to James and Vivian John-son Dobbs. She graduated from Livingston High School and at-tended Sam Houston State before enrolling at Texas Woman's Uni-versity (formerly TSTW), earning a BA degree. At the beginning of WW II, she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving 29 months. After her military service, she enrolled in Emory University, where she earned an MLS in library science. Following employment as a doc-uments librarian at Texas Tech University, she was hired for a civil service position supervising librar-ies at different military installa-tions, including Okinawa, Germany and France. In this capacity, she supervised the setting up of librar-ies and closing them when installa-tions were phased out. While in Germany, she frequently rode the Orient Express to supervise one library and traveled by car to the others. In the mid-50s, she worked as li-brarian at Army and Air Force in-stallations in Korea. After the Ko-rean conflict, she served as a Spe-cial Services librarian in various military installations in Louisiana and Texas. In 1967, she returned to Emory University and received a medical library certificate. She then worked at Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, until her retirement in 1980, when she moved to Waco. In retirement, she generously do-nated her time and skills to the Wa-co-McLennan County Library as a volunteer in the Technical Services Department. She was honored for accumulating 7500 hours of volun-teer service at the library. She continued to travel in retire-ment, visiting foreign countries with friends, including Rome, Cai-ro, Jerusalem, and other European sites, often traveling with Elder-hostel. Upon moving to The Village at Providence Park, she again used her skills to organize the library for residents. Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, James Lafayette Dobbs and Vivian Johnson Dobbs and sister, Jimmye Dobbs Hays. She is survived by her nephew, Mark James Hays and his wife, Victoria, as well as numerous cous-ins. Those wishing to make memori-als, may donate to Waco-McLennan County Library, 1717 Austin Avenue, Waco TX 76710, or to Fuzzy Friends Rescue, 6321 Airport Dr., Waco TX 76708. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the "Memo-rial Guestbook" at Wilkirson-HatchBailey.com. Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home was in charge of arrange-ments.

ATKINSON
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Joyce Ellen Atkinson, 74, of Onalaska were held Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Bro. Doyle Hodge and Bro. Elton Hodge offi-ciating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. She was born on April 17, 1939 in New Caney, to Dude and Susie (Carlos) Willaby, and died on Dec. 17, 2013 in Onalaska. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Earl At-kinson and mother-in-law, Nancy Hodge. She is survived by her children, Janice Copeland and husband James of Onalaska, Wayne Atkin-son and wife Toni of Onalaska, Kyle Atkinson of Onalaska, Loveearl Hodge and husband Den-nis of Onalaska and Slader Atkin-son and wife Rhonda of Pearland; grandchildren, Gary Penton and Amanda, Steven Atkinson and Sha-la, Michael Atkinson, Jeremy At-kinson and Dena, Detrea Copeland, Krisha Ward, Joe Copeland, Made-lyn Barr and Morgan, Kailand Hodge, Dalton Hodge, Victoria Atkinson and Blake Atkinson; sis-ter, June Frye of Pollock; along with numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HARRISON
CLEVELAND -- Funeral ser-vices for Larry James Harrison, affectionately known as "Skip, the Point Blank Superstar," age 55, of Point Blank were held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Eastside Church of God In Christ, with Elder James Elmore officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Liberty Cemetery in Point Blank. Active pallbearers were Author Stone, Alvin Townsend, Authur Jones, Isaac White, David Love, Jason Young, Robby Green and Perry Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Jesse Oliver, Kirk Oliver, Rickey Smith, Greg Smith, Alvin Luke, Lester Jack and Marris McGowen Larry was born on Sept. 27, 1958, to the union of Jesse Oliver Sr. and Altha Bernice Oliver, in Houston. He attended school at Jones High in Coldspring. Larry was blessed to be reared in a loving Christian family. Larry accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was bap-tized. He was a member of Eastside Church of God in Christ in Point Blank, Texas, under the leadership of Elder James Elmore. More than anything, Larry en-joyed spending quality time with his family and friends. Family members say he was a people per-son and no one was a stranger to him. He died on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Larry is preceded in death by his father, Jesse Lee Oliver Sr. and his grandmother, Sylvia Harrison. Survivors include his mother, Al-tha Oliver of Humble; sister, Bren-da (Alvin) Luke of Conroe; two brothers, Kirk (Josephine) Oliver of Humble and Jesse (Chondra) Oliver of Houston; two aunts, Rose McGowen and Elvira Jefferson, both of Point Blank; special friends, Edward Robertson, David Love, Alvin Townsend, Carolyn Booker, Monica Green and Wansy Miller; political associates, Judge Greg McGee, Judge Faulkner, Constable Wyatt and the local Democratic party. Peaceful Rest Mortuary, Cleve-land, was in charge of arrange-ments.

KESSLER
LIVINGSTON -- Andrew H. Kessler, born Feb. 2, 1938 in Queens, N.Y., to Andrew V. Kessler and Florence Rooney, died on Dec. 12, 2013 in Conroe at the age of 75 years. Andrew's loving family includes children, Theresa Bonds and husband Anthony, Andrew Kessler Jr., Michael Kessler and wife Rosemarie, William Liles and wife Carol, James Liles and wife Florence, Theresa Vowels and husband David, Frances Persinger and husband Gene and Leeland Davis; sisters, Florence Modica and husband Joe and Patricia Kaden-Listanti and husband Joe; 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Andrew is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Jewel Kessler; one grandson, Charlie Bonds and his parents. A celebration of Andrew's life was held Monday, Dec. 16, at Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, with the Rev. Mike Marion officiating. Interment followed in Berry Ceme-tery in Lufkin. Pallbearers were Thomas Kessler, Anthony Kessler, Anthony Bonds, Nathan Bell, Gary Walker, Jack Bonds and Carlos Rodiguez. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

MCGARRAHAN
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Grace Faye Cox McGarrahan, 98, of Conroe, formerly a resident of Livingston, were held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, Livingston, with the Rev. Hollie Atkinson and the Rev. Chuck Gartman officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Dwayne McGarrahan, Kevin McGarrahan, Brandon Hartman, James Ellinwood, Mike Mitteness and Ricky Rinderknecht. Honorary pallbearers were Shane Moffett and Corky Cochran. Faye was born March 4, 1915 in Idabel, Okla. and died on Dec. 13, 2013 in Conroe. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Livingston. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clell and Tinnie Cox; husband of 46 years, Aubrey Wilmer McGarrahan; grandson, David McGarrahan; great-grandson, Andrew McGarrahan; brothers, Van Z. Cox, Nolan Cox and Lowell Cox and sisters, Iona Cox and Donnie Wilburn. Faye is survived by her son, Ronnie McGarrahan and wife, Reta Gaye of Conroe; son, Kenneth McGarrahan and wife Arlyene of Livingston; grandchildren, Launa Ellinwood and husband James, Jan Rinderknecht and husband Ricky, Kevin McGarrahan and wife Aileen; Dewayne McGarrahan, Kristi Hartman and husband Brandon, Tori Mitteness and husband Mike and Tempe Ross; great-grandchildren, Allison, Amber, Jessica, Ryan M., Caden, Ciana, Genna, Alyssa, Brannon, Ryan R., Aubrey, Christian, Nick, Cole, Reed, Gray, Taryn and Blake; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

PHILLIPS
NACOGDOCHES -- R.B. Phil-lips, 82, of Nacogdoches died Dec. 10, 2013 in Nacogdoches Medical Center. He was born Feb. 2, 1931 in Polk County, to Edgar Jefferson Phillips and Maudie Vernon Morris Phillips. R.B. was preceded in death by his siblings, Lucille Phillips Gray, Edgar Jefferson "Jr." Phillips and E.B. "Bud" Phillips. He is survived by his loving wife, Florence McLendon Phillips; daughter, Linda Yutzy and husband Keith; son, Jeffrey Mack Phillips and wife Gertrude Earp Phillips; grandson, Ian Michael Phillips; sisters, Irma Jean Phillips Ross and husband Norman and Betty Sue Phillips Hutchins and husband Da-vid and numerous nieces and neph-ews. Services were held Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with the Rev. Rick Anderson officiating and full military honors provided by the United States Army. Inter-ment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Goodrich. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests memorial donations to be offered to Bonita United Methodist Church, P.O Box 632701, Nacogdoches, TX 75963 or a charity of your choice. Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Di-rectors, Nacogdoches, was in charge of arrangements.

PEDIGO
LIVINGSTON – Joshua Liam Pedigo, born May 16, 2000, died in his sleep on Dec. 7, 2013. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Childrens Hospi-tal or the charity of your choice.

HALTOM
LIVINGSTON -- Billy Frank Haltom Jr. was born on June 15, 1966 in Houston, to Billy Frank Haltom Sr. and Virginia Vernon Evans Haltom Franks. Billy Frank died on Dec. 10, 2013 in Kingwood at the age of 47. Survivors include his loving wife, Tina Lambright Haltom; sons, Billy F. Haltom III, Kaleb Wayne Haltom and Kolby Mikael Haltom; father, Billy Frank Haltom Sr. and wife Roxy; brothers, Barrett Jade Haltom and wife Lizelle, James Patrick Haltom, Lucky Haltom, Joe T. Haltom, Chuck Haltom, Lonnie Haltom, Jerry Haltom and Patrick O'Grady Haltom and Jerry All; sisters, Virginia V. Massey and husband Jesse Carter, Mary Jo Haltom Golian and husband Nick, Christie Haltom, Debra Haltom, Lacey All and Rachel All; mother-in-law, Margie Lambright; father-in-law, Kenneth Lambright and wife Denise; brother-in-law, Curtis Lambright and wife Stephanie; stepfather, Ronnie Franks; numer-ous other relatives and a host of friends. Billy is preceded in death by his mother, Virginia. Billy loved to fish, camp out and play cards. Family members say he never met a stranger, that once you met Billy Frank you never forgot him and that he left his imprint on everybody and everyone. A celebration of Billy's life was held on Thursday, Dec. 12, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Rex Hen-drix officiating. Interment followed in Big Sandy Cemetery in Dal-lardsville. Pallbearers were Christopher Wiggins, Curtis Lambright, John Harper, Taylor Golian, Theron Dale Haltom and James P. Haltom. Honorary pallbearers were be Kaleb Haltom, Chuck Haltom, Joe T. Haltom, Jordan Taylor, Lonnie Haltom, Lucky Haltom, Jerry Haltom and Tanner Golian. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

BAILEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Henry Allen Bailey, 84, of Corrigan will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Pam Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Davis Cemetery in Dal-lardsville. Mr. Bailey was born Sept. 7, 1929 in Timpson and died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Corrigan. He worked in the retail industry for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Mar-shall Bailey and Ada Mae (Con-way) Bailey and son, Jim Paul Bai-ley. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Allen and Elaine Bailey of Livingston; daugh-ter and son-in-law, Helen Joyce and Gary Goodson of Onalaska; son and daughter-in-law, Marcus Franklin and Crystal Bailey of Liv-ingston; grandchildren, Shannon Bailey, Allen and Penny Bailey, Christina Bailey, Loren Bailey, Michael and Shonda Larrison, Gwendolyn Charvet, JoAnn Bailey, Angela Bailey and Marcus and Emily Bailey Jr.; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Michael Lar-rison Jr., Marcus Franklin Bailey Jr., Stephen Allen Bailey Jr., Chris-tina Bailey, JoAnn Bailey and Lo-gan Allen Bailey. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CRANFORD
LIVINGSTON -- Dixie Emily Cranford, 60, of Livingston was born on April 10, 1953 in Houston, to George and Marguerite (Uptain) Cranford, and died on Dec. 8, 2013 in Lufkin. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Sammy Stanley of Onalaska; grandchildren, Tyler Stanley, Serenity Stanley and Payton Stanley; mother, Marguerite Cranford; sister, Alice Appleby; brother, James Cranford and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

CASSEL
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Stephanie Joy Cassel, 30, of Onalaska were held Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Glenn Cooksey officiating. Stephanie was born on July 29, 1983 in Navasota and died on Dec. 6, 2013 in Livingston. She is survived by her husband, Brandon "Boo" Cassel of Onalaska; brother and sister-in-law, Matthew and Danielle Gregg of Onalaska; momma and daddy, Lacey and Luke Gregg of Huntsville; niece, Alexis Gregg; nephew, Brayden Thompkins; biological father, Victor Clark; mother-in-law ("Mom"), Kathy Cassel; father-in-law ("Pops"), Melvin Cassel; her "Aunt Ellie," Kelly Gober and uncle, Darren Gober; her "Aunt Ho," Marsha Clough and husband David Clough; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and extended family, including her Sonic family. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

ENGLISH
LIVINGSTON -- A graveside service for Lawrence Edward English, 89, of Cleveland was held Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with Ricky Williams officiating. Lawrence was born on June 1, 1924 in Bryan, to William Robert and Ruby (Beal) English, and died on Dec. 7, 2013 in Cleveland. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Laverne English, who died in 2002; sons, Robert Williams and Larry Williams; brothers, Truitt Earl English and Douglas English and sister, Robbie Louise Autrey. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Connie Williams of Shepherd, Ricky and Sherry Williams of Splendora and Michael and Becky English of Austin; 13; grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LEWIS
GLENDALE, ARIZ. -- Edward F. Lewis died on Nov. 20, 2013 in Glendale, Ariz. He was born Sept. 22, 1922 in Richland Springs, Texas, to William and Hettie Lewis. After graduating high school, he joined the Army and served in the 84th Infantry during World War II in Europe. After serving his country, he attended and graduated from Howard Payne College in Brownwood, where he met the love of his life, Bonnie. In 1968, they moved to Livingston, where he became the principal of Livingston High School until his retirement in 1988. He was active in Central Baptist Church, Kiwanis International and Gideons. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Bonnie Swartz Lewis and daughters, Paula Nixon and husband David of Lake Charles, La. And Carla Seiler and husband Mike of Glendale, Ariz. and two granddaughters, Hillary Nixon of Lake Charles and Erin Seiler of Glendale.

TOLAR
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Bobbi Jean Tolar, 73, of Livingston were held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Larry Andrews officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Bobbi Jean was born on July 20, 1940 in Groveton, to Marshall A. and Annie Mae (Gibbins) Redden, and died on Dec. 5, 2013 in Lufkin. Bobbi is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jessie Ray Tolar, whom she married on Dec. 17, 1956 in Humble. She is survived by her son, Quin-tin Tolar and Kristine Hicks of Liv-ingston; son, Darrell Tolar of Liv-ingston; sister, Marsha Rae Duff of Cleveland; grandchildren, Quintin Dwayne Tolar, Ryan Marshall To-lar, Roman Ashley Tolar, Christo-pher Wooten, Delray Tolar and Jessie Tolar; nieces, Kimberly Bennett and Melissa Wickham; best friend in the world and aunt, Geneva Redden; along with nu-merous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Dwayne Tolar, Ryan Tolar, Roman Tolar, Anthony Tolar, Carson Baird and Michael Bennett. Larry Redden Sr., Larry Redden Jr. and Logan Tolar were honorary pallbearers. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

JAMES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Jimmie Lois James, 90, of Willis were held Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in Bold Springs Cemetery in Living-ston. She was born on July 21, 1923 in Greenwood Springs, Miss., to James Ellis and Margaret Cora (Odom) Minga, and died on Dec. 2, 2013 in Conroe. Jimmie is preceded in death by her husband, Oneal James, whom she married on July 24, 1944; her parents; four brothers and two sis-ters. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Carroll and Jack of Willis; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Oneal James and Mae of Onalaska, and their children, Chrispin and Heather; grandchil-dren, Melissa and Chris Hale, Tere-sa and Bobby St. George, Jody and Keyla Carroll and Daron and Jonie Parker; great-grandchildren, Shaw-nee Odom, Logan and Hannah Car-roll and Kameron and Karley Par-ker; siblings, Ruth Whitehead of Smithville, Miss., Kermit Minga of Amory , Miss. and Ophelia Thomas of Greenwood Springs, Miss.; along with numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SCHULTZ
LIVINGSTON -- Patricia Ann Schultz, 61 of Trinity was born on July 22, 1952 in Orange, Calif., to Norman Benjamin and Laura May (Rowlands) Schultz, and died on Dec. 3, 2013 in Trinity. She is survived by her son, Tho-mas Jackson; grandson, Tommy Jackson; niece, Milisia Westcott; nephews, Shane Jackson and J.R. Schultz; niece, Christine Schultz; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SPROTT
LIVINGSTON – Pamela Ann McDonald Sprott was born on Nov. 9, 1940 and died on Dec. 3, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wyeth Sprott and her parents, Donovan Whitford and Maxine Hockett McDonald. She is survived by her brothers and their wives, Thomas McDonald (Helen) of Maryland, Mac McDon-ald (Carol) of Montana and Jim McDonald of South Carolina; brothers-in-law and their wives, Jack Sprott (Verne) of Livingston, Bob Sprott (Sue) of Bryan and Lee Sprott of Onalaska; as well as nu-merous nieces, nephews and friends. She graduated from the Univer-sity of Illinois in 1969 with a degree in liberal arts and sciences, with a major in French and a minor in psychology. In retrospect, she said one time that she should have majored in business. However, she quickly learned bookkeeping and management skills. She married Chuck Sprott in 1971 and they moved to Living-ston. Shortly after, she became an Amway dealer. Together, they would establish the Cabin Log Co. of Livingston and later, Unique Homes. Pam kept the books for this company as well as several other businesses. She was involved in real estate, land sales, and also managed storage units. She enjoyed playing golf and bridge. Pam was a member of First Bap-tist Church in Livingston and dear-ly loved her church family and her Sunday school class. Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at First Baptist Church of Livingston.

GALLOWAY
LIVINGSTON -- Private grave-side services for Beth Edwina Ger-lach Galloway, 81, of Livingston were held Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leg-gett, with the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Mrs. Galloway was born March 6, 1932 in Livingston and died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Liv-ingston. She was a graduate of Livingston High School and worked as a secre-tary for many years. She is pre-ceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Tommie (Vickers) Ger-lach; sister, Rebecca Vińa and and husband, John D. Galloway Sr. She is survived by her brother, Ed Gerlach of Houston; daughter, Vicki Jones of Leggett; son, John Galloway of Leggett; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Rex Tolly of Leggett; granddaughter and hus-band, Kendhall and John Morris of Warrenton, Va.; great-grandchildren, Kaelin and Aden Morris; special grandson, Paul Shirley and family -- Patricia, Brad, Trint and Robert; extended family, including daughters, Toni Clark and Michia Benson; grandchildren, Christina Cones and Timothy Meadows; and many nieces, neph-ews, and close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local SPCA. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

STEVENSON
LIVINGSTON -- Lawrence Francis Aldwyn Stevenson Jr., 76, of Livingston died on Dec. 4, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Oct. 13, 1937 in Beaumont, to Lawrence Stevenson Sr., and Helen (Ball) Stevenson. He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Stevenson of Livingston and daughter, Julie Stevenson of Katy. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Lawrence graduated from the University of Texas. He also served in the U.S. Army and retired as lieutenant colonel. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DUNNINGAN
LIVINGSTON -- Harold "Pat" Dunnigan, 65, of Livingston died on Nov. 29, 2013 at his residence, with his long-time companion, Glenda Jones, by his side. Pat was born on Feb. 5, 1948 in Robinson, Ill., to Harold and Marie Dunnigan, both of whom prede-cease him. Pat graduated from the University of Iowa after having received a football scholarship. Pat is survived by Glenda Jones, his long-time companion, of Liv-ingston; Angie and Kenny Dorsey, daughter and son-in-law, of Mt. Belvieu; Trina and Russell Nelson, daughter and son-in-law, of Bay-town; Billy and Irene Patterson, son and daughter-in-law, of Livingston; and Timothy and Elma Patterson, son and daughter-in-law, of Living-ston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WHEELAND
BAYTOWN -- Annie "Ann" Ola Shelton Wheeland, 84, of Deer Park was born March 6, 1929 in Conroe and died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in a Baytown hospital. She was a member of the Baptist faith and The Order of the Eastern Star Livingston Chapter No. 1139. She was a retired public school cafeteria manager. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Lola Mae Shel-ton; husband, Carl Wheeland and brother, Virgil "Sonny" Shelton. She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Wheeland-Smith of Deer Park; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Joni Wheeland of Livingston; brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Shelton of Crosby, Leroy and Ma-rie Shelton of El Campo, Joe "Dickie" and Lavelle Shelton of Kingwood and Emogene Shelton of Goodrich; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Homer Henson of Conroe and Carolyn and Larry Vackar of Spring; grandchildren and their spouses, Julie Ann and Scott Bishop of College Station, Vicki Simmons of Deer Park, Kelly and Jon Rood of Livingston, Wes and Amanda Wheeland and Carl Ross Wheeland, all of Porter; great-grandchildren, Weston, Wyatt, Whittney, Carliann, Alyssa and Jon Allen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Navarre Fu-neral Home in Baytown, with Dr. Don Willis of the First United Methodist Church in Livingston officiating. Burial followed in San Jacinto Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Greg Shelton, Ross Wheeland, Scott Bishop, Mark Roberts, Paul Shelton, Jon Rood, Steve Shelton and Wayne Shelton. To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to navarrefuneralhome.com.

COTTON
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial ser-vices for Paula Loretta Cotten, 36, of Livingston were held Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Blanchard Baptist Church in Livingston, with Bro. Fred Alfred officiating. Mrs. Cotten was born Dec. 16, 1976 in Livingston and died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Liv-ingston, Texas. She was a correc-tional officer for IAH Secure De-tention Facility. She is survived by her husband, Jeremie Cotton of Livingston; daughter, Madison Cotton of Liv-ingston; sons, Zachary Cotton of Livingston and Joshua Downes of Livingston; parents, Jack and Mari-an Hall of Onalaska; sister, Mere-dith Allen of Onalaska; nephew, Kevin Yates of Onalaska; aunt and uncle, Paula and Wayne See of Corpus Christi; brother-in-law, Toby Thorton of Dallas; sister-in-law, Ashley Thorton of Dallas; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MARSH
LIVINGSTON -- A graveside service for Roy "ABOY" Marsh III, 49, of Livingston will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with Charles Sims officiating. Mr. Marsh was born on April 11, 1964 in Houston, to Roy Arvel Marsh Jr. and Linda (Cox) Marsh, and died on Dec. 1, 2013 in Living-ston. He is preceded in death by his mother, Linda Marsh. He is survived by his wife, "Sam" Brewer of Livingston; fa-ther, Roy Marsh Jr. of New Caney; sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Butch Phelps of Livingston; niece and husband, Melinda and Brian Teste of League City; niece, Misty Harrison of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Brittney Brewer of Kingwood; sons, Randall Jacobs of Tullahoma, Tenn. and Josh Jacobs of Grand Rapids, Mich.; granddaughter, Jaylyn Jacobs of Tullahoma, Tenn.; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

LOY
ONALASKA -- Services for Robert Loy, 82, of Huntsville were held Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Point Blank Community Church, with Bro. Don Davis officiating. Robert was born on July 31, 1931 in Pekin, Ill., to Raymond and Clara (Berger) Loy, and died on Dec. 1, 2013 in Huntsville. He is survived by wife, Carrie Ann Loy; sons, Stephen Loy and Marvin (Byd) Loy; daughters, Rob-in Struben, Lisa Williams and Pa-tricia Purvis; grandchildren, Jason Loy, Marisa Loy, Gina Harper, Robbie McCue, Stephanie Carnes, Ashley Struben, Samantha Cosme, Dakota Purvis, Chelsea Walls, Meagen Williams and Lane Purvis; great-grandchildren, Cameron Ev-erett, Haiden Harper, Colin Everett, Mason Loy, Robert McCue, Blayne Carnes, Chase McCue, Tristan McCue, Emorie Cosme, Shelby Loy, Ryleigh Wall, Myles Struben and Zaiden Wall and step-great-grandchild, Dom Whitley; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home in Ona-laska was in charge of the arrange-ments. To sign the online guest-book, go to cochranfh.com.

BRATTON
ONALASKA -- Howard Roscoe Bratton was born on Jan. 7, 1920, to Marica Robbins Bratton and Theodore Ambrose Bratton, in Greenbriar, Ark. He died on Nov. 30, 2013 in Point Blank at the age of 93. Howard, a 1948 graduate of Ar-kansas State Teacher's College in Conway, Ark., spent most of his professional life as a chemical and industrial engineer. After retiring from engineering, Howard spent his time running his A/C repair business, building the Point Blank house, and becoming a published author of several novels. Howard served his country in the Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant, teaching aircraft mechanics during WW II (1941-1945). Howard married the love of his life, Lillian (Brazil) Bratton, on Dec. 26, 1941 and they raised five children together. Howard is survived by his wife of 72 years, Lillian; children, Corl-iss (Bratton) Rogers, Keith Bratton and his wife Thea, Douglas Brat-ton, Dale Bratton and his wife Royleene and Phillip Bratton and his wife Lynn; his grandchildren, Debra Willis, Gary Lee Swearengin and his fianceé Caroline, Jennifer (Bratton) Murray and her husband James, Daniel Bratton and his fi-ancé Candy, Matthew Bratton and Ryan Bratton and his wife Caitlin. A memorial service was held on Dec. 2, 2013 at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska.

FOLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Debora Sue Foley, 44, of Livingston were held on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Menard Chapel Cemetery in Polk County. Debora was born on Oct. 28, 1969 in California, to her mother, Deanna Foley, and died on Nov. 26, 2013 in Livingston. She is survived by her daughter, Shea Null of Galveston; sons, Suede Granich of Baytown and Fabian Rushing of Livingston; sis-ters, Kim, Becky Grodeskie of Wil-lis and Tracy Roberds of Living-ston; brothers, Tony Foley of Hous-ton and Jimmy Foley of Burbank, Calif.; father figure, George Par-rish; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

KOWIS
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Linda Gail Kowis, 62, of Living-ston will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, also at Cochran Funeral Home. She was born on Oct. 5, 1951 in Livingston, to Elmer Clifton Bun-ting and Norma Jean (Smith) Bun-ting, and died on Dec. 1, 2013 in Conroe. She is preceded in death by her father, Elmer Bunting and brother, Michael Eugene Bunting. She is survived by her husband, Robert Kowis of Livingston; chil-dren, John and wife Leslie Kowis of Livingston, Sheila Kowis of Livingston and Amy "Rae" Kowis of Livingstons; sister and brother-in-law, June and Glen Morton of Highlands; mother and stepfather, Jean Hancock and Bill of Living-ston; grandchildren, John Kowis Jr., Jeston Kowis, Damien Garcia, Mariyah Kowis, Jasmin Reveles, Ariana Reveles and Amiaya Coo-per; uncle, Jimmy Ray Smith of Livingston; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Glen Morton, Joe Smith, Robert Smith, Michael Bunting, Austin O'Neal and Joseph Baggett Jr. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HARTMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Kenneth Robin Hartman, born on Dec. 25, 1962 in Houston, to Kenneth Aubrey Hart-man and Emma Jean Roley Hart-man, died on Dec. 2, 2013 at the age of 50. Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Melissa Rhodes Hart-man; children, Courtney Lane Hartman, Eric Brice Hartman and wife Brittany, Leslie Hartman Simmons and husband Jim and Kyle Andrew Hartman; one grand-child, Abigale Hartman; sisters, Angela Lawson and husband Da-vid, Tammy Miller and husband Gerald and Lisa Scott and husband Randy; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Kenneth was a member of Cen-tral Baptist Church of Livingston. He proudly served in the United States Air Force. Kenneth loved to fish and spend time with his family. A celebration of Kenneth's life was held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve Horn officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, with graveside military honors provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Brent Lawson, Justin Lane, Steven Cox, Darren Cox, Stanton Waits, Wyatt John-son, Trevor Scarborough and John Morrison. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

JOHNSON
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside ser-vices for Janie Mae Johnson, 81, of Leggett were held Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with Bro. Cary Baskin officiating. Mrs. Johnson was born Sept. 7, 1932 in Hope, Ark. and died Tues-day, Nov. 26, 2013, in Livingston. She was a homemaker all her life. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley Millwee and Lizzie Ann (Tipton) Millwee; hus-band of her children, Charles Rus-sell White Jr.; second husband, Freddie Johnson and son, Jackie Edward White. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rose and J.D. Johnson of Leggett; son and daugh-ter-in-law, Charles and Alice White of Livingston; granddaughter, Wendy Johnson of Leggett; grand-daughter and husband, Janie and Chris Morris of Porter; grandson and wife, Tommy and Jeannie Johnson of Hortense; grandson, Jackie White Jr. of Groveton; granddaughter, Sunshine Harper of Groveton; 14 great- grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; special friend, Vivian Green of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Joey Johnson, Jarred Parrish, Garrett Johnson, James "Bubba" Smith, Jeremiah Johnson and Tony Clevenger. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PATTERSON
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for William Byrd Patterson III, 60, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Robert Smith and Bro. Chuck McLaurin officiat-ing. Interment will follow in Wright Cemetery in Onalaska. Mr. Patterson was born June 29, 1953 in Kilgore and died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Livingston. He was self-employed in the concrete construction business for many years. He is preceded in death by his father, William Byrd Patterson Jr. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Teresa Patterson of Living-ston; son and daughter-in-law, Ja-son and Susan Patterson of Living-ston; daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Cody Niccum of Montgomery; granddaughter, Jay-cee Patterson of Livingston; moth-er, Irene Patterson of Livingston; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patsy and Benny Evans of Livingston, Mearl and Ronald Farrar of Living-ston, Carolyn and Clint Coleman of Tarkington, Brenda and Juan Cruz of Livingston and Birdie Lee and Billy Tooke of Lubbock; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Pamela Leggett of Livingston, Craig and Donna Wright of Living-ston, James and Debbie Wright of Huffman and Steve and Martha Wright of Moscow; brothers-in-law, John Wright, Gary Wright and Jeffery Wright, all of Livingston; mother-in-law, Ramona Wright of Livingston; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Lupe Hernan-dez, Craig Wright II, Wade Over-street, Chad Farrar, Jeremy Leggett and Brandon Nelson. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Overstreet, Bobby Bodle, Jack Gabel, Don Lehman, Allen Nelson, Ricky Nel-son, Jeremy Richardson, Jerry Stash, Justin Cude, Ricky Taylor, Greg Duff., Doug Stanford and Tom Hollis. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PRYOR
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Fred Pryor Jr., 84, of Trinity were held Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. D.R. McNaughton officiating. In-terment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Mr. Pryor was born Feb. 20, 1929 in Olney, Ill. and died Sun-day, Nov. 24, 2013, in Trinity. He was a truck driver for E.A. Holder. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred Pryor Sr. and Maude (Deckard) Pryor; two broth-ers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Louise Pryor of Trinity; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Sandy Pryor of Athens, Phillip and Marcella Pingilley of Magnolia, Freddy and Kay Pryor of Palestine and Jimmy and Alfreda Pryor of Palestine; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and David Schramm of Houston, JoAnn and Darrell Ack-ley of Trinity and Barbara and Weldon Brock of New Caney; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Sandy Pryor of Fredericksburg, Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Darrell Ackley, Weldon Brock, Stephen Pryor, Ron Sisson, Barbar Brock and Phillip Pingilley. Honorary pallbearers were James Cantu and Wayne Lambright. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

LEHENBAUER
CROCKETT -- June Lehenbauer, 77, of Livingston died on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Memorial Medi-cal Center in Lufkin. She was born Dec. 26, 1935 in Kennard and had lived in Livingston for the past 15 years. Mrs. Lehenbauer had owned and operated a cleaning service with her husband for many years. Survivors include husband, John "Jack" Lehenbauer of Livingston and four stepchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Timmy Lehenbauer; parents, Travis and Audie Hunziker and brothers, Rusty Hunziker and Ned Hunziker. Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 30, in Pine Forest Baptist Church, Onalaska. Calloway-Allee Funeral Home, Crockett, was in charge of ar-rangements. Condolences for Mrs. Lehenbauer may be left at online obituaries callowayallee.com.

ADDISON
LIVINGSTON -- Everette Wayne Addison died on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Livingston. He was born Sept. 17, 1944 in Houston, and was employed as an electronic components salesman. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil L. Addison and Gladys Melvina (Glenn) Addison. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Patricia Anne Addison of Livingston; cousins, Betty Everette of Kingsport, Tenn. and Randy Singletary of Cut and Shoot; vari-ous other cousins, relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HOPKINS
OAKHURST -- Glenna "Jeanie" Ross Hopkins, 67, of Oakhurst died on Nov. 21, 2013 in Conroe Re-gional Medical Center, Conroe, following an extended illness. She was born to Glen and Vivian (Speakman) Ross on March 14, 1946 in Chillicothe, Ohio. She leaves behind Benny Hop-kins, her companion of 19 years; one son, Michael and daughter-in-law, Sonja Newsome of Drexel Mo.; one grandson, Cody New-some; one great-grandson, Gunner Newsome of Peculiar, Mo. and three sisters, Carol (Rodger) Basye of Frankfort, Ohio, Connie (Lou) Watson and Marsha (Lanny) Clay-tor of Chillicothe, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dan-iel Ross and an infant brother. Jeanie was known for her beauti-ful flowers and her love for the birds. She loved to fish and deer hunt. She also loved her dog, Tes-sie. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 7 at Oakhurst Full Gospel Church, 441 Highway 946, Oakhurst. Brooks Funeral Home, Hunts-ville, is in charge of arrangements.

ADDISON
LIVINGSTON -- Everette Wayne Addison died on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Livingston. He was born Sept. 17, 1944 in Houston, and was employed as an electronic components salesman. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil L. Addison and Gladys Melvina (Glenn) Addison. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Patricia Anne Addison of Livingston; cousins, Betty Everette of Kingsport, Tenn. and Randy Singletary of Cut and Shoot; vari-ous other cousins, relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MANNING
LIVINGSTON – Graveside ser-vices for Mary Francis Manning, 80, of Livingston were held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Mt. Capers Cemetery in San Jacinto County, with the Rev. Fred Alford officiating. Mrs. Manning was born Nov. 20, 1932 in Staley and died Satur-day, Nov. 16, 2013, in Livingston. She worked as a credit represen-tative for Texaco Oil Co. She is preceded in death by her husband, John H. Manning Jr. and parents, Claude Alfred Williams and Willie (Ashworth) Williams. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Doris Manning III of Lancaster; daughter, Sheila Bailey of Magnolia; grand-children, Robert Bailey, Johnny L. Manning and wife Katie, Shane Manning, Kristi Michael and Ash-ley Burchfield; great-grandchildren, Emily Bailey, Jona-than Bailey and one on the way; sister, Dorothy Dent of Tomball; sister-in-law, JoLean Williams of Houston and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

LANGLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Larry Langley, 50, died on Nov. 18, 2013 in Hous-ton. He was born on Oct. 31, 1963. He is survived by his wife, Ter-rah Langley. Services are pending at Cochran Funeral Home. A full obituary will be published at a later date.

PATRICK
LIVINGSTON -- A graveside service for infant Ashlynn Rose Patrick was held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Ashlynn Rose was born and died on Nov. 16, 2013 in Livingston, Texas. She is survived by her parents, Rodney Patrick and Valerie Jones of Livingston; brother, Levi Patrick of Livingston; grandparents, Betty and Roy Jones and Rodney Patrick Sr. and Cheryl Baggett; grand-mother, Tonya Moore of Living-ston; numerous aunts, uncles, cous-ins and other relatives. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

COLLINS
LIVINGSTON -- John Jeffery Collins, 66, of Livingston died on Saturday morning, Nov. 16, 2013. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Coch-ran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with his cousin and friend, Pastor Danny Moye, offici-ating. Military honors were pro-vided by the VFW Post 8568 Hon-or Guard. Johnny was born Nov. 4, 1947 in Livingston. With guidance and love from his late mother and fa-ther, John Matison and Anice (Overstreet) Collins, Johnny gradu-ated from Big Sandy High School in 1966 and then went on to gradu-ate from Sam Houston State Uni-versity in 1975. He was a dedi-cated member of the Living Word Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. After retiring from 31 years of ser-vice with Southwestern Bell, John-ny built Sportsman's Choice Taxi-dermy and enjoyed creating works of art for his friends and family. Throughout the years, Johnny served his community in many ways. Most recently he was on the Board of Directors at Lake Living-ston Village. He also served as fire marshal for Holiday Lake Estates Fire Department, and was a board member of the Holiday Lake Es-tates Fire Department and the Goodrich Fire Department. He was a member of the Boys State at Big Sandy High School, the Huntsville Jaycees, coach for the Huntsville Little Dribblers and an exalted ruler of the Huntsville Elks Lodge. On a quiet afternoon at the mov-ies, Johnny met his best friend, Carol. After a burger and a float and a few months, with the love and support of Carol's late parents, Tom and Lila Pegoda, the sweet-hearts were married. Family mem-bers say, 45 years, many movies, burgers and floats later, they still looked across the room and knew they were meant for one another. Throughout the years Johnny served God, his country and his family. He taught his boys how to hunt, fish and was the ultimate peacemaker for his sons. As his children grew so did his family. His sons and daughters-in-law, John Matthew and Marie Col-lins of Huntsville and Robert Dan-ny and Brandy Collins of Baytown, say they will be forever grateful to the man that showed them what it truly means to be a family. Paw-paw always had a word of advice, helping hand and movie for his grandchildren: Jacob, Jeffery, Jarred, Nicole, Madison, and Drew. Johnny and his sister were more than siblings, they were friends. When Danette Wolverton of Allen married her husband, John Wolverton, and moved to the Dal-las area, they still called one an-other for support, guidance, and friendship. Johnny's family con-tinued to grow and fill with laugh-ter and good times with his nieces and nephews, Danna, Koby, Chris-ty, Jagger and Josh. Johnny always made time to visit with his numer-ous cousins, other relatives and friends. During the last year he has shared many good times with Carol and his friends and neighbors of Lake Livingston Village, while nurturing his love of shopping and airplanes. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PERRY
LIVINGSTON -- Henrietta An-geline Perry, 85, of Goodrich died on Nov. 18, 2013 in Goodrich. She was born on July 25, 1928 in Hur-lock, Md. She is preceded in death by her parents and her son, James Perry Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Patterson of Goodrich; son, Jack Perry of Delaware; grandchildren, Kobe Patterson of Goodrich, Ronald Marker of Liv-ingston, Lisa Puckett of Kansas, Patrick Williamson of Livingston, Krystel Gressett of Livingston, Kimberly Nelson of Splendora and P.J. Scroggin of Splendora; great-grandchildren, Kaden Rushing of Goodrich, Alexis Marker of Liv-ingston, Jesse Puckett of Kansas, Megan and Madison Nowlin of Livingston, Allison Burdick of Liv-ingston and Vanessa, Carl and Ethan Gressett of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SYLESTINE
LIVINGSTON -- The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas lost one of its leading elders on Nov. 17, 2013, with the passing of William "Bill" Sylestine. He was a full-blood Alabama, one of the last within the tribe, and a member of the Tapasola Clan. He was born July 16, 1933 and was raised on the reservation. He was married to Marjorie Battise Sylestine for 39 years, until she died in 2011. He is survived by his three chil-dren, Bethel Hernandez of Elton, La., Stacie Sylestine of the reserva-tion and Len Sylestine (Connie) of Houston. Other survivors include grand-children, Devon Sylestine and Camryn Sylestine of Houston, Gar-rique Robinson, William Robinson and Jacob Ty Robinson; great-granddaughter, Gabriella Robinson and great-grandson, William Bry-son Cole Robinson, all of Elton, La.; great-granddaughters, Tairia Robinson, and Izabella Robinson of Livingston and a host of cousins and other relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lizzie and Carter Syles-tine; his wife, Marjorie Sylestine; a son, Galen Sylestine and great-grandsons, Jayman and Cain Rob-inson. Bill was an outstanding athlete in his younger years, and was well-known for his natural athletic tal-ent, playing and competing in a number of sports, but excelling in basketball. He was a graduate of San Jacinto High School in Hous-ton and was a member of its bas-ketball starting five through his high school years. He also played baseball for his school. He won letters in both sports. San Jacinto High School had a sizeable population of Jewish stu-dents, and Bill had many Jewish friends. He was known as the "In-dian Jew" because of his surname. The University of Houston, in recognition of his outstanding ath-letic ability, awarded him a full athletic scholarship in basketball. After playing for the Cougars under Coach Guy V. Lewis, he went on to become a proud member of the "H" Letterman's Association of the University. His love of and support for the University of Houston sports was unequaled, and he at-tended as many games as he could in Houston. Everyone knew Bill was around when they heard his favorite Cougar yell, "Eat em up!!!" In recognition of his loyalty to his alma mater, his favorite U of H ball cap will accompany him on his final journey. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having been stationed at various duty stations. He was a communications specialist and held the necessary clearances to perform his duties. He continued playing basketball and baseball wherever he was stationed, traveling exten-sively with his base team. He as a veteran has been honored by the tribe over the years. He was a member of the Indian Presbyterian Church during his entire life. He served as a deacon, and then as an elder, for a number of years. Services were held there on Nov. 19, 2013, with Debbie Kleinman, CLE, officiating. Pallbearers were Garrique Rob-inson, William Robinson, Jacob Ty Robinson and Lovelin Poncho. Livingston VFW Post 8568 pro-vided military honors at graveside. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MEADOWS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Billy Gene Meadows, 68, of Livingston were held on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mr. Meadows died on Nov. 5, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Sept. 24, 1945 in Opelika, Ala., to Edd and Nobie (Carter) Mead-ows. He married Martha Helms on July 28, 1972 in Linden. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Edward Harvey, Clyde Meadows and Jerry Meadows. He is survived by his wife, Mar-tha Meadows of Livingston; daugh-ters, Eleesha Evans of New Caney and Tonja Greve of Dallas, Ore.; grandchildren, Amber Carbonetto of Norfolk, Va., Brittney Barras of New Caney, Kevin Evans of New Caney, Jordan Greve of Lebanon, Ore. and Jacob Greve of Lebanon, Ore.; four great-grandchildren, Nathen, Landon, Grace and Bri-anna; siblings, Evelyn Knowles of Opelika, Ala. and Teresa Howard of Auburn, Ala.; niece, Elaine Kir-by of Auburn, Ala. and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HARRIS
LUFKIN -- Funeral services for John W. Harris, 74, of Lufkin were held Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Horace Fletcher and the Rev. Curtis Jordan officiating. Interment followed in Damascus Cemetery near Corrigan. Mr. Harris was born Feb. 14, 1939 in Kaufman County, to the late Margaret (Hare) and Charlie Leroy Harris. He died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Harris was a retired superin-tendent for Louisiana-Pacific fol-lowing 26 years of service, and had lived in Lufkin for more than 40 years. He loved to fish and garden, and loved his children and grand-children. Mr. Harris was a member of the Damascus Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sue Harris of Lufkin; his children and their spouses, Mark Harris of Lufkin, Jason and Misty Harris of Huntington, Steve and Gayle Chandler of Lufkin, Wesley Mos-ley of Lufkin and Karen and Don-ald Pittmon of Alto; daughter-in-law, Gina Harris of Lufkin; grand-children, J.J. Harris, Jessica DeJe-sus, Tyler Harris, Austin Harris, Rachel Massingill, Rebecca Coul-ter, Brooke Chandler, Matt Chan-dler and Jacob Mosley; 10 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl Glen and Barbara Har-ris of Forest, Edgar Ray Harris of Corrigan and Allen Wayne and Freida Harris of Etoile; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patsy Harris and Jimmy Bond of Livingston, Winnie Harris Hanson of Houston, Brenda Harris Redd and Johnny of Athens, Thelma "Tutti" Harris Stanford and Bo of Corrigan and Stella Harris of Corrigan; sister-in-law, Rose Harris of Corrigan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Margaret Har-ris; son, John Kenneth Harris; brother, Donald Roy Harris and sister, Ruth Ann Harris Paul. Pallbearers were Adam Stanford, Michael Harris, Jimmy Bond, Don-nie Harris, Donald Pittmon and Billy Massingill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 2005 Ford Chapel Ave., Lufkin, Texas 75901; Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Ave., Lufkin, Texas 75904; or to the The Mosiac Center, Inc., P.O. Box 154225, Lufkin, Texas 75915. Carroway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be added at carrowayfuneralhome.com.

SPARKS
BAY CITY -- M.J. Sparks, 83, of Van Vleck died on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. He was born Nov. 13, 1929. M.J. worked at Celanese for many years before retiring and moving to Liv-ingston. In 2008 he moved to Van Vleck to be closer to his family. M.J. was preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Sparks. He is survived by two sons, Mi-chael Sparks and David Sparks; daughters, Gay Sparks and Marcia McMurtry, Jodie Sparks, and Terri Sparks; grandchildren, Lacey Sparks and Jason, Stacey Green and Daniel, T.J. Green and Mandy, Tabitha and Juan Gomez, Keith and Kristen Sparks, Scott Sparks and Victoria, and Ezra Douglas; great-grandchildren, Trent Blaylock, Ja-kob Trevino, Layla Gomez, and was looking forward to the arrival of Cora Lynn Sparks in March. The funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 9, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment followed in Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting taylor-bros.net.

HANSEL
NASHVILLE, TENN. -- Mat-thew E. "Ernie" Hansel died at his residence in Port Orange, Fla. His colleagues and friends in Nashville will hold a memorial service for Ernie on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 7106 Whites Creek Pike in Joelton, with Ernie's pastor and friend, Bro. David Royalty presid-ing. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. and the memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served after the memorial service at The Mulch Company, 665 Vernon Av-enue in Nashville. Ernie was well known and active in the horticultural industry. He founded The Mulch Company in Tennessee, The Wonder Company near Livingston, Texas and South-ern Wonder Company in Kentucky. He served as chairman of the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show for many years. While his children, Joe and Meredith, played youth soccer Ernie served as chairman of the Nashville Youth Soccer Asso-ciation, and was an active coach and referee. Ernie grew up in Asheville, N.C. and retired to Sevierville and his beloved East Tennessee mountains. His colleagues and friends will honor Ernie's love of nature by planting an oak tree at The Mulch Company after the memorial ser-vice.

HACKETT
ONALASKA -- A memorial ser-vice for Carmileta A. Hackett will be held at noon Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Pine Forest Baptist Church in Onalaska. Mrs. Hackett, 75, of Onalaska was born on May 17, 1938 and died on Nov. 7, 2013 in Lufkin, Texas. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BAGGETT
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Dana Ruth Baggett, 80, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Liv-ingston Church of Christ, with Lin-dell Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. She was born on April 9, 1933 in Ballinger, to Gordon E. and Eudora P. (Taylor) Baggett, and died on Nov. 7, 2013 in Livingston. She graduated from Pearland High School and attended Massey Busi-ness College. She then worked as a secretary with Health and Human Services for 35 years. She is survived by her brother, Charles Baggett of Shepherd and sister, Margaret Sheldon of La Vista, Neb. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

NETTLES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for James Alvis Nettles, 86, of Livingston were held Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in the First United Methodist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier, the Rev. Don Willis, the Rev. Paul Woodworth and the Rev. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Peebles Cemetery in Liv-ingston. Mr. Nettles was born Oct. 4, 1927 in Livingston and died Nov. 4, 2013 in Houston. He was a life-long resident of Polk County, graduated from Liv-ingston High School, and attended the First United Methodist Church in Livingston. He proudly served his country in the Company L 160th Infantry Regiment in the Korean conflict from 1950-1952 and mili-tary honors at Peebles Cemetery were provided by VFW Post 8568. After his service in the military, Mr. Nettles worked in the oil indus-try and for the Texas Highway De-partment. He later went on to sur-vey for the Lake Livingston Dam Project, supervise the clearing for the Trinity River Authority, and went on to start his own business, Nettles Construction. Mr. Nettles was a life-long cattle rancher, member of Texas South-western Cattle Raiser Association, Polk County Farm Bureau, VFW Post 8568, and American Legion 312. He loved outdoor hobbies such as hunting, fishing, and trap-ping and also enjoyed attending all of his grandchildren's sporting events. He is preceded in death by his parents, John "Jack" C. Nettles and Katie (Maze) Nettles; sister, Jewell Nettles; brothers: Jack Nettles, Glenn Nettles and Kenneth Nettles and grandson, Robert Rustin Rowe. Mr. Nettles is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary (Bailey) Nettles of Livingston; daughters and sons-in-law, Arlene and John Richardson of Livingston and Elaine and Jerry Minter of Corri-gan; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Timber Lee Nettles of Living-ston; grandchildren, Monica Gun-ter, Jeremy Richardson, Jamie Jones and husband Mark, Jana Starr and Brian, Rachel Arbuckle and husband Chad, Craig Nettles and Kevin Nettles; great-grandchildren, Sara Gunter, Riley and Ryan Rich-ardson, Cole and Trent Jones, Con-nor and Kaleigh Starr, Jett and Kort Arbuckle and Kade Nettles; broth-ers and sisters-in-law, Wilson Net-tles of Livingston, Aubrey Earl and Novie Nettles of Goodrich, Elmer and Hilda Nettles of Livingston and Floyd and Margie Nettles of Deer Park; sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye and Bob Hamilton of Spring, Dene and Lee Courtney of Arling-ton Heights, Ill. and Bettie and Pablo Paredes of Livingston; sis-ters-in-law, Barbara Nettles of Liv-ingston, Cathy Richardson of Liv-ingston and Rita Nettles of Living-ston; in-laws: Leon and Georgia Bailey, Fannie Bussey, George and Mildred Bailey and Gene and Mary Bailey and numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives, and life-long friends. Pallbearers were Jeremy Rich-ardson, Craig Nettles, Kevin Net-tles, Mickey Nettles, Mark Jones, Brian Starr, Chad Arbuckle and Jacque Delahoussaye. Honorary pallbearers were all nephews, Larry Green, Caesar Carranza, Everett Smith, David Rapp and Gene Grace. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

ARREDONDO
LIVINGSTON – Graveside ser-vices for Johnny Gallardo Arre-dondo Jr. were held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Restland Cemetery, with Joe Saldana of Full Gospel Assembly of God officiating. Mr. Arredondo was born May 12, 1967 in Houston and died on Sept. 23, 2013 in Friendswood. He attended South Houston High School and married on Sept. 12, 1986 in South Houston. He was a former resident of Livingston and had lived in Friendswood for the past five years. Survivors include his parents, John Arredondo Sr. and Connie Torres and Irma Arredondo; five children, John Anthony Arredondo, Christopher Alan Arredondo, Kath-leen Arredondo, Jessica Arredondo and Zaden Arredondo; brother, Joe Angel Arredondo; sisters, Desiree Daniel Arredondo and Antoinette Saldana; stepsisters, Brenda and Carmen; stepbrother, Rigo; grand-children, James Ray Phelps, Alisia, John Harvey, Allaina, Arriana and Ali and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. He was known as a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

MILLER
LIVINGSTON – Funeral ser-vices for Evangelist Sallie M. Hill Miller, 56, of Conroe were held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Eastside Church of God in Christ, with El-der Lawrence Brackens officiating. Interment followed in Liberty Cemetery in Point Blank. She was born on Dec. 2, 1956 in Point Blank, the daughter of Edd and Berline Hill, and died on Nov. 3, 2013 in Conroe. She attended Lincoln High School in Coldspring and graduated from Oakhurst ISD, class of 1975. She was employed in the healthcare industry for over 30 years and was a member of the Church of God in Christ. Survivors include her children, Cornelia Miller-Sanchez (Jose) and Tucker Miller III (Dena), all of Conroe, and Tangela Miller-Menard of Houston; grandchildren, Christopher Sanchez, Makenzie Renfro Miller and Sakayli Sanchez, all of Conroe and Torian Gilford and Kayle Harris, both of Houston; brothers, Jim White (Earsell) of Evergreen, Eddie Hill and Deniel Hill of Los Angeles, Calif. and Freddie Hill of Houston; sisters, Terry Hill of Houston and Ethel Hill of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister-in-law, Helen Johnson-Hill of Liv-ingston; aunt, Bertha Johnson of Blanchard; nieces, Bertha White of Point Blank and Velma Straughter of Huntsville and nephew, Jimmy White of Point Blank. Pallbearers were Kelvin Miller, Robert Miller, Joe Miller, Reggie Lyons, Contrieve Lyons and Chris-topher Petties. Honorary pallbear-ers were Elder John Moore, Jimmy White, John Reece, Jose Sanchez, John Hill and John Jordan. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

TRIMBLE
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Richard Howard Trim-ble, 70, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Whirlwind Club in Blanchard. Mr. Trimble died on Oct. 26, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on June 21, 1943 in Jackson, Mich., to Chester and Ursa (McQuinn) Trimble. He served in the U.S. Navy Sea-bees as a senior chief from June 14, 1961 to July 31, 1982. He was also a lifetime member of VFW Post 8568 and The American Legion in Camilla. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Teen Trimble of Livingston; daughter, Rita Goebel and husband Scott of Michigan; daughters, Ronnie Harris of Greenville, S.C., Arlene Brown of Deer Park and Darlene Prescott of Pasadena; son, Rick Prescott of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sisters, Alma Rutledge of Houston and Juanita Cross of Jerome, Mich. grandchil-dren, Scott Goebel, Daniel Eagel, Benjamin Eagel, Allison Eagel, Grant Harris, Isaiah Harris, Tony Arcangeli and Donna, David Ar-cangeli and Rebecca; great-granddaughter, Mia Arcangeli and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HOLLINGSHEAD
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Barney Gene Holl-ingshead, 76, of Livingston were held on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park in Livingston. Mr. Hollingshead was born April 14, 1937, in Neches, Anderson County, and died on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Livingston. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Livingston and was the owner of Barney's Roller Rink for many years. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He is preceded in death by his parents, Barney Blu Hollingshead and Mary (Teal) Hollingshead and his best friend, Gene Dueboay. He is survived by his wife, Leatha Nan Hollingshead of Liv-ingston; daughters and sons-in-law: Karen and Keith Needham of Liv-ingston and Kathy and Al Camp-bell of Livingston; stepchildren and spouses, Paula and Gary Smith of Wallace, Guy Cherry of Seabrook, Jack and Lavonna Thomas of Lovelady and Leatha and Clint Greenwood of Tomball; grandchil-dren, Kristin Lee, Dakota Lester, Nickolas Blank, Kristopher Camp-bell, Kyle Needham, Kristi Smith, Ryan Smith, Andrew Smith, Kan-dice Rodriquez, Shannon Adams, Laura Cherry, Jaqulyn Thomas, Timothy Benyo and Lauren Benyo; great-grandchildren, Adrien Lee, Leyton Smith, Hudson Smith, Kehlen Jace Smith and Mason Ad-ams; brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Margaret Hollingshead of Lumberton; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Jim Massingill of Lufkin and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and other rela-tives and friends. Pallbearers were Dakota Lester, Jeff Southern, Richard Randolph, Jimmy Stubbs, Guy Cherry, Clint Greenwood, Gary Smith and Boyd Dueboay. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SHARUM
LIVINGSTON -- Hugh Francis Sharum, born on April 6, 1941 in Fort Smith, Ark., to James Michael Sharum and Katherine Thron Sha-rum, died on Nov. 1, 2013 at the age of 72. Hugh is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Pamela Yother Sharum; children, Stacy Henry and husband Robert, Neil Sharum, Tanya Wilson and husband Lonnie and Travis Sharum and wife Bran-di; brothers, Jim Sharum, Urban Sharum and Raymond Sharum; sister, Kay Popevis; 15 grandchil-dren, Kasi Ghaemmaghami, Kami Wilson, Kayla and Kurt Wilson, Jacob and Tessa Sharum, Blake Sharum, Alex, Hannah, Sophie, Lillie, and Luke Sharum, Shayna Parlette, Melissa Henry and Calen Henry; seven great-grandchildren, Anna and Emma Ghaemmaghami, Layna Berry, Jordan and Ava Par-lette, Riley Adams and Brycen Henry; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Hugh is preceded in death by his parents and one great-grandchild, Brentley Henry. Hugh loved hunting, fishing and taking care of his garden. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed at-tending their sport events. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. A celebration of Hugh's life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Pace Funeral Home in Living-ston, with Father Clifton Labbe S.V.D. officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

CUMMINGS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Mary Magaline Cum-mings, 81, of Livingston were held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Wayne Bickley and the Rev. Bryan Dick-ens officiating. Interment followed in Bold Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Cummings was born Oct. 10, 1932 in New Willard and died on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Lufkin. She is preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Ella (Turner) Helmontoller; husband, Loman Cummings; son, Raymond Cum-mings; daughter-in-law, Pat Cum-mings and great grandson, Tyler Perren. She is survived by Billy Cum-mings, son, of Livingston; Jim Cur-tis and Gail Cummings, son and daughter-in-law, of Livingston; Edward and Katrina Cummings, son and daughter-in-law, of Lum-berton; Shurl Simmons, daughter, of Beaumont; Doris Herman, sister, of Livingston; eight grandsons; nine granddaughters; 19 great-grandchildren; along with numer-ous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

OVERSTREET
LIVINGSTON -- Kris Ann Overstreet, 57, of Shepherd died on Nov. 2, 2013 at her residence in Shepherd. She was born on Jan. 10, 1956 in Madrid, Spain, to Virgil and Sadie (Morris) Eason. Kris is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Barry Eason and Gary Eason; daughter, Laurie Ry-ans and grandchildren, Cody and Christopher Ryans. She is survived by her husband, Doug Overstreet of Shepherd; son, Shawn Overstreet of Beaumont; daughters, Nichole Yarbrough of Shepherd and Donna Tall of Lib-erty and grandchildren, Haley Overstreet, Alissa Johnson, Megan Overstreet, Heather Yarbrough, Blake Overstreet and Jonathan Tall. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the family residence: 263 Rice Lane, Shepherd. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

TALENT
LIVINGSTON -- Keith Lewis Tallent, 60, of Rye died on Nov. 1, 2013 in Livingston. Mr. Tallent was born on Feb. 9, 1953 in Bay-town, to Tranvil Issac Tallent and Shirley (Angel) Foucheaux. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dwight Tallent. He is survived by his wife, Janet Tallent of Rye; daughter, Crystal Johnson; son, Nicholas Tallent; grandsons, Blake Tallent and Jacob Johnson; granddaughter, Caitlyn Johnson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steven and Danita Tallent and Donald and Betsy Tallent; sister and brother-in-law, Colieen and Bob Morgan and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SPROTT
LIVINGSTON – A memorial service for Charles "Chuck" Sprott, 71, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Living-ston Unity Group, 1911 N. Houston Ave. in Livingston. Mr. Sprott died on Oct. 27, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, 1941, in Lufkin, to Charles Harvey and Al-ma Rayme (Wyeth) Sprott. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Pam Sprott of Livingston; brothers, Jack Sprott and wife Verne of Living-ston, Bob Sprott and wife Sue of Bryan and Lee Sprott of Onalaska; along with numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BURCHARD
EL DORADO, ARK. -- Patricia Jean Burchard, 77, of Junction City died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Oak Ridge Nursing Home. Born Sept. 30, 1936 in Stephen Creek, Texas, she was the daughter of Edward H. and Texanna Traweek Blanks. She was retired from the Corps of Engineers of Texas and had been employed as recreation park gate attendant. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceding her in death along with her parents were her husbands, Clark Virgil Winder and Jack Bur-chard; a daughter, Sherry Acker-man; a son, Ronald Winder and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include a son, Michael Winder Sr. (Gena) of Junction City; son-in-law, Ron Ackerman of Onalaska, Texas; a sister, Myrtie Hadley (Raymond) of Livingston; grandchildren, Daren Lane (Dean-na), Scott Allen Lane (Charity), Kris Winder, Brandi Bobbitt, Mi-chael Winder Jr., Melisa Langley and Jennifer Winder; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous other family members and friends. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Point Blank, Texas, with the Rev. Donnie Pate officiating. Young's Funeral Directors, El Dorado, Ark is in charge of ar-rangements. An online registry is available at youngsfuneral-home.com.

MCQUEEN
LIVINGSTON – Funeral ser-vices for Anthony Dewayne "Bumpy" McQueen, a life-long resident of Leggett, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at First Community Missionary Bap-tist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Darden officiating. Burial will fol-low in Carrington Cemetery, Seven Oaks. Viewing will be held from 10-11 a.m., prior to the service. Mr. McQueen died on Oct. 28, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on July 17, 1977 in Lufkin, the son of Jessie B. McQueen and the late Charlie Cooper. He graduated from Corri-gan-Camden High School and was employed as a caregiver with A Caring Home. He was a Baptist and enjoyed music and art. Survivors include his mother, Jessie McQueen; son, Devonte D. McQueen; brothers, Steve (Cal) McQueen, Eugene (Bridgett) McQueen Branch, Richard Dale Gray, Tommy Cooper, Charlie (Doris) Cooper Jr., Richard Lee (Centa) Cooper and Gerald Robin-son and sisters, Anglia McQueen Criswell, Ruth Cooper, Sabrina (Richard) Jackson and Rosalinda (Douglas) Wright. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbear-ers. Charles Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

WATSON
LIVINGSTON – J.P. "Pete" Watson died peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 1, 2013 at his residence in Little Rock, Ark. after a long battle with cancer. Pete was a long-time resident of Baytown and the Lake Livingston area. He was a 62-year member of the Masons, a member of Masonic Lodge 14 in Livingston, was very active in the Shriners and he and his wife were past matron and past patron at Livingston 1139, Order of the Eastern Star. He served two years in the Army in Alaska. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nokee and Walter Watson; a brother, Edward Watson and two stepchildren from a previous mar-riage, Bobbie Sue Clevenger and Sandy Williamson. He is survived by his wife, Sonia; three children, Helen Jones (Carol) of Houston, Doyle Watson (Debbie) of Cleveland and Eva Ruth Porras (Frank), of Baytown; two stepchildren, Brenda Don-aldson (Jerry) of Little Rock, Ark. and Linda McDaniel (Doug) of Jefferson City, Mo.; three stepchil-dren from a previous marriage, JoLynne Olstrum (Larry), Kathleen Coleman of Carlisle, Texas and Jerry Williamson of Mississippi; five brothers, Bill Watson (Grace), George Watson (Robin), Pat Wat-son (Della), Donny Watson (Bar-bara) and Mike Watson (Libby); one sister, Martha Waymirre (James); nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Family members say he was a man always willing to give a help-ing hand when needed and will be missed by many. He loved fishing and hunting and, after cremation, his ashes will be taken to Lake Liv-ingston as this was the place he cherished the most. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at Pace Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the fu-neral home. To sign to online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

SIMMONS
LIVINGSTON -- Virgie Lorene Simmons, born on Sept. 24, 1922 in Segno, to James C. Wiggins and Lucy Williford Wiggins, died on Nov. 3, 2013 at the age of 91. Survivors include her brother, J.W. Wiggins; sister, Frances Roth; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Virgie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, E.F. Sim-mons and brothers, J.C. Wiggins and Marvin Wiggins. A celebration of Virgie's life will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 7, at Pace Funeral Home, with Scott Taylor officiating. Private inter-ment will be held in Big Sandy Cemetery in Dallardsville. To sign the guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

FAIR
LIVINGSTON -- Carol Jean Fair, 83, of Livingston died on Nov. 5, 2013. She was born on July 31, 1930 in Livingston, to Joe and Bessie (McGee) Fisher. Carol married Vernon Fair on Feb. 23, 1948 in their hometown of Livingston. Carol is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Bessie Fisher and her son, Michael Fair. She is survived by her husband, Vernon Fair; daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Ron Essenpreis of Nokomis, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Bonnie Fair of Bayou Vista; grandchildren, Emily Fair, Austin Fair, Matthew Fair, Sean Bradshaw and wife Dianne and Timothy Fair; great-granddaughter, Allyson Fair and a host of other family and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

NETTLES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for James Alvis Nettles, 86, of Livingston will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in the First United Methodist Church in Liv-ingston, with the Rev. James Fra-zier, the Rev. Don Willis, the Rev. Paul Woodworth, and the Rev. Wayne Bickley officiating. Inter-ment will follow in Peebles Ceme-tery in Livingston. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Mr. Nettles was born Oct. 4, 1927 and died Nov. 4, 2013 in Houston. He was a life-long resi-dent of Livingston. In lieu of flowers you may give to the charity of your choice. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BROOKS
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral ser-vices for Evelyn Lorraine Brooks, 77, of Cleveland will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Richard Gray officiating. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Mrs. Brooks was born Dec. 16, 1935 in Clarke and died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Cleveland. She was a housewife all her adult life. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harvey Henry Johnson and Biddie (Morgan) Johnson; husband, Terry Winslow Brooks and son-in-law, Caleb Larsen. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Mary Brooks; daughter, Linda Larsen; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Eugene Hinson, Biddie and Joe Butler and Tina and Ronnie Fry; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Evelyn Brooks; brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Edward H. and Johnnie Johnson; 19 grandchil-dren; 41 great-grandchildren; nu-merous nieces, nephews, other rela-tives and friends. Pallbearers will be Robert Smith, Brandon Fry, Richard Fry, Joe But-ler Jr., Clint Millican and Justin Pitts. Honorary pallbearers are Gil-bert Ellerbe and Randy Ellerbe. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

RIDINGS
LIVINGSTON -- Thelma Jean Ridings, 72, of Livingston died on Oct. 24, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Dec. 10, 1940 in Har-ris County, to Robert Earl Somers and Leola Irita (Parcell) Somers. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, William L. Ridings. She is survived by her daughters, Libby Runco of Livingston, Terri Bellinger of Livingston, Susan Faulkner and husband Steve of Shepherd and Debbie Riggins and husband Bo of Livingston; sons, Gary Bellinger of Shepherd and Bryan Ridings and wife Leslie of Sunbright, Tenn.; sister, Gloria Warren of Pearland; 15 grandchil-dren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens in Clinton, Tenn. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BROEMER
LIVINGSTON -- Walter William Broemer, 89, of Livingston died on Oct. 25, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Sept. 10, 1924 in San Antonio. He served with distinction in the Pacific in World War II. Walter is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Roberts Broemer; two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Holland) Zambotti-Broemer; children, Walter R. Broemer, Cynthia Broemer-Oredson, Fulton Broemer, Rick Zambotti, Jack Zambotti and Renee Peterson; along with numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WINDHAM
LIVINGSTON -- Gunda Wind-ham, 86, born May 29, 1927 in Weiden, Germany, died peacefully in Livingston on Oct. 24, 2013, with her husband of 59 years at her side. Born and raised in Germany, Gunda met her husband, Odis, a native Texan, at the conclusion of WW II. After numerous transfers as a U.S. Army family, the Windhams settled in the Houston area in 1968. Gunda managed two handbag bou-tiques, the Cul De Sac and the Pick Pocket in the Galleria for 20 years before retiring to Lake Livingston in 1991. Gunda enjoyed her various trips and cruises that took her all over the world. She was an avid gar-dener and won several local awards for her beautiful garden. Spending time in California with her family brought her great joy. She was no stranger to hard work. She had a strong work ethic but knew how to enjoy life to its fullest. Gunda is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Odis; her daughter, Cindy and husband John of Danville, Calif.; sister, Emilie of Munich, Germany and two grand-sons, Jeff and Scott of Danville, Calif. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Chaplain Jason Sandefer officiating. Inter-ment will be held at 2:15 p.m. Fri-day in Houston National Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Cochran Fu-neral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paralyzed Veterans or Girling Hospice. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SPROTT
LIVINGSTON -- Charles "Chuck" Sprott, 71, of Livingston died on Oct. 27, 2013 in Living-ston. He was born in Lufkin, to Charles Harvey and Alma Rayme (Wyeth) Sprott. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Pam Sprott of Livingston; brothers, Jack Sprott and wife Verne of Living-ston, Bob Sprott and wife Sue of Bryan and Lee Sprott of Onalaska; along with numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

TRIMBLE
LIVINGSTON -- Richard How-ard Trimble, 70, of Livingston died on Oct. 26, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on June 21, 1943 in Jack-son, Mich., to Chester and Ursa (McQuinn) Trimble. He served in the U.S. Navy Sea-bees as a senior chief from June 14, 1961 to July 31, 1982. He was also a lifetime member of VFW Post 8568 and The American Legion in Camilla. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Teen Trimble of Livingston; daughter, Rita Goebel and husband Scott of Michigan; daughters, Ronnie Harris of Greenville, S.C., Arlene Brown of Deer Park and Darlene Prescott of Pasadena; son, Rick Prescott of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sisters, Alma Rutledge of Houston and Juanita Cross of Jerome, Mich. grandchil-dren, Scott Goebel, Daniel Eagel, Benjamin Eagel, Allison Eagel, Grant Harris, Isaiah Harris, Tony Arcangeli and Donna, David Ar-cangeli and Rebecca; great-granddaughter, Mia Arcangeli and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DAVIS
LIVINGSTON -- Mary Pauline Davis, 92, of Onalaska died on Oct. 27, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Feb. 19, 1921 in Devalls Bluff, Ark., to George and Nora (Carter) Mitchell. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.D. Kinchen and son, J.C. Kinchen. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, L.C. and Barbara Kinchen of Onalaska; daughter and son-in-law, Nora and Wayne May of Texarkana, Ark.; daughter-in-law, Susan Kinchen of Hitchcock and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and step-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Gladewater Memorial Park Ceme-tery in Gladewater, with the Rev. Rudy Rios officiating. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

REED
LIVINGSTON -- Patricia A. Reed, 65, of Livingston died on Oct. 27, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Sept. 21, 1948 in Hu-go, Okla., to William M. and Birtie B. (Windle) Thomasson. Patricia is preceded in death by her father, William M. Thomasson and brother, William W. Thomas-son. She is survived by her daughters, Diahanna Reed of Livingston and Tracy Barstow of Cypress; son-in-law, Michael Barstow of Cypress; granddaughter, Jacklyn Reed of Livingston; grandson-in-law, Jason Board of Livingston; great-granddaughters, Jocelyn Board of Livingston and Delilah Board of Livingston; grandson, Michael Crittenden of Paradise, Calif.; granddaughter, Taylor Estes of Livingston; grandson, Marshall Barstow of Cypress; granddaugh-ter, Allison Barstow of Cypress; mother, Birtie B. Thomasson of Euless; sisters, Gwendolyn Thomasson of Monterrey, Mexico and Gayle Light of Hurst; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MONCEAUX
LIVINGSTON -- Earlyn Mon-ceaux, 84, of Romayor died on Oct. 27, 2013 at her son's home. She was born on Jan. 30, 1929 in Car-mona, to W.A. and Essie (Mayhon) Walker. Earlyn is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde A. Monceaux; parents; son, William Earl Davis; two sisters, Dorothy Robinson and Helen Keithley and one brother, Sellers Roy Elser. She is survived by her son, Tho-mas Davis of Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law, George and Kathy Davis of Harwood; son, Ronnie Davis of LaMarque; son and daughter-in-law, Allen and La-Jeanne Hall of Romayor; brother and sister-in-law, Everette and Emma Lawson of Goodrich; broth-er and sister-in-law, Don and Laura Pandanell of Texas City; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Roma Guywske of Houston; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Ace Com-munity Cemetery, with John Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Matthew Davis, Adam Hall, Bobby Hall, Bruce Keithley, Bill Potter and Blake Elstner. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

LEBLANC
LIVINGSTON -- Les LeBlanc, 75, of Livingston died on Oct. 28, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Dec. 10, 1937 in Port. Arthur, to Dovie Prudence Parker and Milford Leslie LeBlanc. He is preceded in death by his parents, L.D. Tolley and Dovie Prudence Tolley and one brother, Joe LeBlanc. He is survived by his wife, Judy LeBlanc; daughters, Lisa LeBlanc Jordan and Linda LeBlanc; step-son, Tommy Rhea; granddaughters, Christy Jordan, Jennifer Allen, Sa-mantha Wolf, Rebecca Wolf and Laurel Larson-Kennedy; grand-sons, Beau Jordan, Joshua Rhea and James Rhea; five great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Livingston. Inter-ment will follow int Peebles Ceme-tery in Livingston. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Cochran Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

GRIFFIN
LIVINGSTON – Funeral ser-vices for Mary Ellen Griffin were held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Mitchell Murphy officiating. Interment followed in Bluewater Cemetery. She was born on April 21, 1938 in Honey Island, the daughter of Otis K. Neely and Charlie Bea Hemby Neely, and died on Oct. 28 at her residence in the Segno com-munity. Mrs. Griffin was a home-maker. Survivors include her husband, Donald Griffin of Segno; sons, Donald Dash Griffin of Segno and Dustin Griffin and wife Sherry of Segno; daughter, Denise Lee of Dayton; grandsons, Jason Paul Walters and Cory Lane Walters, both of Dayton and Tyler Cortland Griffin and Douglas Andrew Grif-fin, both of Segno; granddaughters, Delta Dawn Griffin of Liberty and Katt Rose Griffin of Segno; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jason and Nicky Walters; two sisters, Alice and Nicki and numerous other rela-tives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Jesse Frank Lee and grandson, Jesse Frank Lee Jr. Pallbearers included Douglas Griffin, Tyler Griffin, Jason Griffin and Cory Griffin. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

RIDINGS
LIVINGSTON -- Thelma Jean Ridings, 72, of Livingston died on Oct. 24, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Dec. 10, 1940 in Har-ris County, to Robert Earl Somers and Leola Irita (Parcell) Somers. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, William L. Ridings. She is survived by her daughters, Libby Runco of Livingston, Terri Bellinger of Livingston, Susan Faulkner and husband Steve of Shepherd and Debbie Riggins and husband Bo of Livingston; sons, Gary Bellinger of Shepherd and Bryan Ridings and wife Leslie of Sunbright, Tenn.; sister, Gloria Warren of Pearland; 15 grandchil-dren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens in Clinton, Tenn. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BROEMER
LIVINGSTON -- Walter William Broemer, 89, of Livingston died on Oct. 25, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Sept. 10, 1924 in San Antonio. He served with distinction in the Pacific in World War II. Walter is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Roberts Broemer; two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Holland) Zambotti-Broemer; children, Walter R. Broemer, Cynthia Broemer-Oredson, Fulton Broemer, Rick Zambotti, Jack Zambotti and Renee Peterson; along with numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WINDHAM
LIVINGSTON -- Gunda Wind-ham, 86, born May 29, 1927 in Weiden, Germany, died peacefully in Livingston on Oct. 24, 2013, with her husband of 59 years at her side. Born and raised in Germany, Gunda met her husband, Odis, a native Texan, at the conclusion of WW II. After numerous transfers as a U.S. Army family, the Windhams settled in the Houston area in 1968. Gunda managed two handbag bou-tiques, the Cul De Sac and the Pick Pocket in the Galleria for 20 years before retiring to Lake Livingston in 1991. Gunda enjoyed her various trips and cruises that took her all over the world. She was an avid gar-dener and won several local awards for her beautiful garden. Spending time in California with her family brought her great joy. She was no stranger to hard work. She had a strong work ethic but knew how to enjoy life to its fullest. Gunda is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Odis; her daughter, Cindy and husband John of Danville, Calif.; sister, Emilie of Munich, Germany and two grand-sons, Jeff and Scott of Danville, Calif. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Chaplain Jason Sandefer officiating. Inter-ment will be held at 2:15 p.m. Fri-day in Houston National Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Cochran Fu-neral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paralyzed Veterans or Girling Hospice. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

SPROTT
LIVINGSTON -- Charles "Chuck" Sprott, 71, of Livingston died on Oct. 27, 2013 in Living-ston. He was born in Lufkin, to Charles Harvey and Alma Rayme (Wyeth) Sprott. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Pam Sprott of Livingston; brothers, Jack Sprott and wife Verne of Living-ston, Bob Sprott and wife Sue of Bryan and Lee Sprott of Onalaska; along with numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

TRIMBLE
LIVINGSTON -- Richard How-ard Trimble, 70, of Livingston died on Oct. 26, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on June 21, 1943 in Jack-son, Mich., to Chester and Ursa (McQuinn) Trimble. He served in the U.S. Navy Sea-bees as a senior chief from June 14, 1961 to July 31, 1982. He was also a lifetime member of VFW Post 8568 and The American Legion in Camilla. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Teen Trimble of Livingston; daughter, Rita Goebel and husband Scott of Michigan; daughters, Ronnie Harris of Greenville, S.C., Arlene Brown of Deer Park and Darlene Prescott of Pasadena; son, Rick Prescott of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sisters, Alma Rutledge of Houston and Juanita Cross of Jerome, Mich. grandchil-dren, Scott Goebel, Daniel Eagel, Benjamin Eagel, Allison Eagel, Grant Harris, Isaiah Harris, Tony Arcangeli and Donna, David Ar-cangeli and Rebecca; great-granddaughter, Mia Arcangeli and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DAVIS
LIVINGSTON -- Mary Pauline Davis, 92, of Onalaska died on Oct. 27, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Feb. 19, 1921 in Devalls Bluff, Ark., to George and Nora (Carter) Mitchell. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.D. Kinchen and son, J.C. Kinchen. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, L.C. and Barbara Kinchen of Onalaska; daughter and son-in-law, Nora and Wayne May of Texarkana, Ark.; daughter-in-law, Susan Kinchen of Hitchcock and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and step-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Gladewater Memorial Park Ceme-tery in Gladewater, with the Rev. Rudy Rios officiating. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

REED
LIVINGSTON -- Patricia A. Reed, 65, of Livingston died on Oct. 27, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Sept. 21, 1948 in Hu-go, Okla., to William M. and Birtie B. (Windle) Thomasson. Patricia is preceded in death by her father, William M. Thomasson and brother, William W. Thomas-son. She is survived by her daughters, Diahanna Reed of Livingston and Tracy Barstow of Cypress; son-in-law, Michael Barstow of Cypress; granddaughter, Jacklyn Reed of Livingston; grandson-in-law, Jason Board of Livingston; great-granddaughters, Jocelyn Board of Livingston and Delilah Board of Livingston; grandson, Michael Crittenden of Paradise, Calif.; granddaughter, Taylor Estes of Livingston; grandson, Marshall Barstow of Cypress; granddaugh-ter, Allison Barstow of Cypress; mother, Birtie B. Thomasson of Euless; sisters, Gwendolyn Thomasson of Monterrey, Mexico and Gayle Light of Hurst; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MONCEAUX
LIVINGSTON -- Earlyn Mon-ceaux, 84, of Romayor died on Oct. 27, 2013 at her son's home. She was born on Jan. 30, 1929 in Car-mona, to W.A. and Essie (Mayhon) Walker. Earlyn is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde A. Monceaux; parents; son, William Earl Davis; two sisters, Dorothy Robinson and Helen Keithley and one brother, Sellers Roy Elser. She is survived by her son, Tho-mas Davis of Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law, George and Kathy Davis of Harwood; son, Ronnie Davis of LaMarque; son and daughter-in-law, Allen and La-Jeanne Hall of Romayor; brother and sister-in-law, Everette and Emma Lawson of Goodrich; broth-er and sister-in-law, Don and Laura Pandanell of Texas City; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Roma Guywske of Houston; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Ace Com-munity Cemetery, with John Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Matthew Davis, Adam Hall, Bobby Hall, Bruce Keithley, Bill Potter and Blake Elstner. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

LEBLANC
LIVINGSTON -- Les LeBlanc, 75, of Livingston died on Oct. 28, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Dec. 10, 1937 in Port. Arthur, to Dovie Prudence Parker and Milford Leslie LeBlanc. He is preceded in death by his parents, L.D. Tolley and Dovie Prudence Tolley and one brother, Joe LeBlanc. He is survived by his wife, Judy LeBlanc; daughters, Lisa LeBlanc Jordan and Linda LeBlanc; step-son, Tommy Rhea; granddaughters, Christy Jordan, Jennifer Allen, Sa-mantha Wolf, Rebecca Wolf and Laurel Larson-Kennedy; grand-sons, Beau Jordan, Joshua Rhea and James Rhea; five great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Livingston. Inter-ment will follow int Peebles Ceme-tery in Livingston. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Cochran Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

GRIFFIN
LIVINGSTON – Funeral ser-vices for Mary Ellen Griffin were held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Mitchell Murphy officiating. Interment followed in Bluewater Cemetery. She was born on April 21, 1938 in Honey Island, the daughter of Otis K. Neely and Charlie Bea Hemby Neely, and died on Oct. 28 at her residence in the Segno com-munity. Mrs. Griffin was a home-maker. Survivors include her husband, Donald Griffin of Segno; sons, Donald Dash Griffin of Segno and Dustin Griffin and wife Sherry of Segno; daughter, Denise Lee of Dayton; grandsons, Jason Paul Walters and Cory Lane Walters, both of Dayton and Tyler Cortland Griffin and Douglas Andrew Grif-fin, both of Segno; granddaughters, Delta Dawn Griffin of Liberty and Katt Rose Griffin of Segno; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jason and Nicky Walters; two sisters, Alice and Nicki and numerous other rela-tives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Jesse Frank Lee and grandson, Jesse Frank Lee Jr. Pallbearers included Douglas Griffin, Tyler Griffin, Jason Griffin and Cory Griffin. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

RUSSELL
LIVINGSTON -- Judy A. Russell, 72, of Point Blank died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. She was born on Oct. 23, 1940 in Broken Bow, Neb., to Melvin (Mel) and Williev (Willie) Condron of Chey-enne, Wyo. Judy is survived by her mother, Williev (Willie) Condron; her four children, Rodney Thomas and wife Angie of Green River, Wyo., Brenda Tumlinson and husband Michael of Bryan, Renae Palmer and husband Kenneth of Hardin and Tonya Taylor and husband Joe of Victoria; sister, MelaVee Begley and husband Don of Stockton, Calif; brother, Floyd Condron and wife Bobby of Parker, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Tiffany, Christianna and John Thomas, Desiree Sikorski and husband Josh, Melissa Tumlinson, Ashton Deason and husband James, Colton Joyner and JJ Taylor; two great-grandchildren, Bryce Tumlinson and Alexander Nastoupil; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Judy is preceded in death by her father, Melvin (Mel) Condron. Judy loved being with her family and being called "Nano" by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family members say her laugh was contagious to all who were around her. Judy loved to travel, was an avid reader and bird watcher and she tended to her beautiful roses and other flowers. She battled cancer for several years but her faith in God strengthened her for each challenge. A celebration of Judy's life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in Mullen, Neb. There will be two viewings. The first will be held at Mullen-Arnold Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. The second viewing will be held at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, and will be followed by the celebration of life service. Interment will be in Cedar View Cemetery in Mullen, Neb. Pallbearers are sons-in-law, Mi-chael Tumlinson, Kenneth Palmer and Joe Taylor; grandson, Colton Joyner; nephew, Bill Wilhoit and cousin, Wayne Brown. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

LOWERY
LIVINGSTON -- Audrey Low-ery, born on April 1, 1926 in Lufkin, to John F. Henderson and Cora Knight Henderson, died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at the age of 87. A graveside service was held on Thursday, Oct. 24, in Jonesville Cemetery in Huntington, with Bro. Orval Barger officiating. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

GROTHE
LIVINGSTON -- Doris Ann Wells Grothe, 75, of Cleveland died on Oct. 22, 2013 at her residence in Cleveland. She was born on March 4, 1938 in Baytown, to Clarence Orlin Wells and White Rose (Kilsby) Wells. She lived at home with her granddaughters, Ashley Grigsby and Jamie Selman. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Grigsby and Terry of Dayton; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Calhoun and Chris Carness of LaPorte; daughter and son-in-law, Threasa Opatroney and David of Baytown; son, Wesley Cooper of Baytown; grandchildren, Ashley Grigsby, Donny Grigsby, Eric Grigsby, Thomas Calhoun Jr., Misty Calhoun, Daniel Gantt, Dustin Moody, Felicia Moody, Sheila Sei-fried, Aleah Cooper, Wendy Cooper, John Cooper and Jack Cooper; sister, Marie Piceynski of Victoria; brother, Tom Wells of Louisiana; stepsister, Melba Bustamante of Dayton; stepbrother, Benny Wells of Dayton; stepsister, Viola Hayes of Baytown; and numerous other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; great-granddaughter, Madison Mendenhall; sister, Patricia Moyers and cousin, Jewel Lacina. Services were held on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Ron Ellis officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Odyssey Hospice or to the family. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MCELROY
LIVINGSTON -- Clifford Franklin McElroy, born on March 16, 1933 in Houston, to Robert Eugene McElroy and Mary Elizabeth Alston McElroy, died on Oct. 24, 2013 at the age of 80. Clifford is survived by his brothers, David E. McElroy of Coldspring and Milton McElroy of Cowpen, S.C. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

LAFFERTY
LIVINGSTON – Jean Lafferty, 66, of Livingston died on Oct. 24, 2013 in Lufkin. She was born on Feb. 7, 1947 in Livingston, to Joseph and Mattie (Davis) Scott. Jean is preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Tessa Nan Lafferty and grandson, Kevin Scott. She is survived by her husband, Luther Lafferty of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Crystal Scott of Livingston; sons, Keith Lafferty of Livingston, Eric Lafferty of Livingston, Deion Calhoun of New Caney, Lavon Calhoun of Katy, Doyle Calhoun of Tennessee and Rocky Calhoun of Corrigan; sister, Betty Shotwell of Livingston; grandchildren, Jeana, Matthew, Tessa, Jaden and Madison and numerous other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Mitchell Murphy officiating, assisted by John Davis. Interment will follow in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Big Sandy. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

GOODE
ALVIN -- Kelly Lynn Goode, 50, of Huntsville died on Oct. 16, 2013. Kelly was born on Nov. 17, 1962 in Texas City. She moved from Livingston to Huntsville in 1992. She was an art major and greatly enjoyed photography. Kelly was preceded in death by her brother, David Kidd. Survivors include her mother, Linda Kidd of Livingston; father, Louis Kidd of Goodrich; sister, Diane Kidd of Livingston; grand-parents, Betty and George Clay of Hurricane, W. Va.; aunt, Elyse Smith of Ogden, Utah; uncle, Beau Bouillion of Friendswood; step-mother, Marilyn Kidd of Goodrich; niece, Linda Dailing; nephew, Beau Kidd and her beloved dog and best friend, Buddy B. Goode. Froberg Funeral Home, Alvin, was in charge of arrangements.

MCNALLY
LIVINGSTON -- Earl Paul McAnally, 76, of Rye died on Oct. 19, 2013 at his home in Rye. He was born on Jan. 7, 1937 in Galves-ton, to James Henry and Erna Mae (Kagaler) McAnally. Earl is preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Anna Pierce. He is survived by his wife, Emily McAnally of Rye; son, Michael McAnally and wife Thais of Marquez; daughter, Annette McA-nally of Rye; daughter, April Jack-son and husband Blake of Pearland; grandchildren, Marcus McAnally, Zachary McAnally, Anjanette Spicer, Jamie Espinoza and Janese Thomasson; great-grandchildren, Devin Espinoza, Olivia Espinoza, Sierra Sparks, Cameron Mixon and Prudence Thomasson; sister, Jac-queline Wenzel; numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

LEE
CORRIGAN -- Graveside ser-vices for Pauline Marion Lee, 84, of Bradenton, Fla. will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Un-ion Springs Cemetery in Corrigan, with Bro. David Butters officiating. Mrs. Lee was born in Galveston on March 15, 1929 and died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Braden-ton, Fla. Marion grew up in Corrigan, where she attended the local high school. She later attended The Uni-versity of Texas School of Nursing in Galveston where she became a registered nurse. She was known as an attentive and compassionate nurse who felt it was important to provide quality nursing care. She enjoyed fine arts and music, creat-ing many works of art that her fam-ily treasures. She inspired her daughters to undertake artistic en-deavors and appreciate music. Her maiden name was Pauline Marion Cummings but she preferred to be called Marion. She was known as someone who was kind, gentle and loved her children. Mrs. Lee is survived by her daughters, Lori Beaver of Houston, Bonnie Golino of Bradenton, Fla. and Julie Lee of Austin; grandchil-dren: David, Margaret and Lauren and numerous other relatives and friends. There will be a dinner provided following the service that is open to family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Springs Ceme-tery Association, P.O. Box 475, Corrigan, Texas 75939. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HIGHT
LIVINGSTON -- Shelia Larue Hight, 65, of Goodrich died on Oct. 18, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on March 14, 1948 in Livingston, to Edward Lee and Mary Lorene (Vickery) Munson. Shelia is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mary Lorene Munson and two brothers, Larry Munson and Kenneth Munson. She is survived by her son, Dar-ran Hopson and Wendy of Livingston; grandchildren, Brandi Johnson of Willis, Tyler Hopson of Livingston, Savannah Hopson of Louise, Colt Fuller of Cleveland, Josh Penton of Kingwood and Kayleigh Bosley of Humble; step-daughter, Terri Bosley of Humble; brother, Danny Munson of Schwab City; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Services were held on Wednes-day, Oct. 23, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Minister Michael Miller officiating. Inter-ment followed in Bluewater Ceme-tery in Segno. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MORTON
ONALASKA -- Barbara Kay Morton, 69, of Onalaska died on Oct. 18, 2013 in Livingston. She was born in Houston on Nov. 21, 1943, to W.I. and Norma Lee (Ed-wards) Eaves. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, James Morton of Onalaska; daugh-ter and son-in-law, Roxanne and Jesse S. Flores Sr. of Bellville; son, James Morton Jr. of Round Rock and grandsons, Joseph Flores, Jude Flores, and Jesse Flores Jr. of Bell-ville. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Father Clifton Labbe officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

EASON
LIVINGSTON -- Barry Edward Eason, 64, of Shepherd died on Oct. 17, 2013, in Shepherd. He was born on June 23, 1949 in Pasadena, to Virgil and Sadie (Morris) Eason. Barry is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Eason. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Kris and Douglas Overstreet; stepson, Donald Ray Harper; two nieces, Nichole Yarbrough and Donna Tall; one nephew, Shaun Overstreet; four great-nieces and two great-nephews; and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MANASCO
LIVINGSTON -- Elmer Ray Manasco Sr., 72, of Livingston died on Oct. 19, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Nov. 19, 1940 in Bu-na, to Elmer Ace and Mattie Lee (McKee) Manasco. Elmer is preceded in death by his parents; son, Elmer Ray Manasco Jr.; brother, Bobby Manasco and grandchildren, Christopher Ray Simonek and Bridgette Dawn Si-monek. He is survived by his wife, Marie Manasco of Onalaska; daughters, Teresa Walker and husband David of Livingston and Judy Rogers and husband Perry of Onalaska; sister, Lola Moore of Cleveland; grand-children, James P. Simonek III, Jessica Bidlingmaier, Joshua Ma-nasco, James Rogers, Angela Wil-son, Jean Tanzy, Jonathan Rogers, Catarina Manasco, Veronica Ma-nasco, Damion Manasco, Antonio Manasco and Gabrielle Manasco; 16 great-grandchildren and numer-ous other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Cochran Funeral Home in Living-ston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

RYBURN
ONALASKA -- James Ryburn Jr., 63, of Onalaska died on Oct. 20, 2013 in Onalaska. He was born on July 5, 1950, to James Edwin and Mary Lou (Moore) Ryburn. Jamie is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Lori Ryburn of Onalaska; son, Dustin Cavener and wife Rebecca of Kemah; son, Jason Cavener and wife Danille of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Brittney Elliott of Ona-laska; son, Casey Ryburn of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Izabella Cavener, Evan Cavener, Kyle Cavener, Faith Morton and Charity Morton; sisters, Linda Mazur and husband Bob of Springfield, Mo. and Carol Perks and husband Joe of Greenville and his friends at BBX and Pickleland. He went into the oil and gas in-dustry in 1979 instead of making his career in music. He was a pipe-liner and landman and was known to be very good at what he did. He was a subcontractor for BBX and Pickleland for seven years. His life was his grandkids, fishing, duck hunting, gambling and music. Ja-mie started playing the steel guitar when he was 5 years old. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MURPHY
LIVINGSTON -- Larry Dana Murphy, 62, of Point Blank died on Oct. 20, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Feb. 20, 1951 in Star Junction, Pa., to Russell and Celia (Bose) Murphy. Larry is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Murphy of Point Blank; son and daughter-in-law, Dana and Misty Murphy of Atascocita; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Julie Murphy of Atascocita; daugh-ter and son-in-law, Christi and Randy Morgan of San Augustine; daughter, Somer Smith of Roswell, Ga.; grandchildren, Jordan Murphy, Hannah Murphy, Robert, Randy, Riley, and Ryder Morgan, Griffin, Grayson, and Gavin Harbolt and Aurora White; sisters, Pat Hunt of Ohio and Norma Knish of Ohio; along with numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

RUSSELL
LIVINGSTON -- Judy A. Rus-sell, 72, of Point Blank died on Oct. 22, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Oct. 23, 1940. Services are currently pending in Mullen, Neb. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. VANCE HOUSTON – The Rev. Herman Vance, formerly of New Willard, died on Oct. 16, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26 at Mt. Zion Mis-sionary Baptist Church, 9318 Homestead Rd. in Houston. Visita-tion will be held from 9-10:55 a.m. Burial will be in Carrington Ceme-tery in Seven Oaks.

DUFF
LIVINGSTON -- Nina Jo Duff, 78, of Livingston died on Oct. 14, 2013 in Livingston. She was born in Leon County, to Wilburn Everett and Minnie Jewel (Murphy) Stutts. Nina is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Eugene Crawford; brothers, Sonny Stutts and CY Stutts and sisters, Sue Sage and Debbie Austin. She is survived by her husband, McArthur Duff of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Susan Crawford of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Terry Jo and Joel Dobbs of Livingston; sisters, Gloria Zavalla of Walla Walla, Wash. and Jeanette Zemmer of Oregon; grandchildren, Crystal Baugh, Megan Crawford, Kristin Gamboa and Isaac Crawford; great-grandson, Fisher Baugh; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Darrell Keith Duff officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

FLANNERY
LIVINGSTON -- Cecil Wayne Flannery, born on Sept. 29, 1943 in Houston, to Warren Jamel Flan-nery and Merle Baxley Nelson, died on Oct. 14, 2013 in Odessa at the age of 70. Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Betty Forbus Flannery; daughters, Beverly Kay Taylor and husband Kimothy and Donna Flannery; brothers, Steven Flannery, Lonnie Mitchem and Rocky Flannery; sisters, Venus Richardson and Libby Adkins; grandchildren, Kyle Taylor, Kurtis Taylor, Kati Taylor, Shelby Flannery and Kayli Taylor; great grandchild, Kaiden Taylor; honorary son, Buddy Bonk; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents; Merle and Woody Nelson and Japp Flannery. Wayne belonged to the IBEW No. 716 Local Union in Houston. He was a member of the American Legion in Willis. Wayne loved to hunt, fish and was an excellent bowler in his younger years. Wayne's favorite thing to do was spend time with his family. A celebration of Wayne's life was held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment followed in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Buddy Bonk, Doug Baxley, Billy Deaville, James Harp, Steven Harp and Kim Taylor. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

DAVID
LIVINGSTON -- Billie Jean David, born on June 28, 1956 in San Antonio, to Billy Jack David and Thelma Bernice Stanley Armstrong, died on Oct. 14, 2013 at the age of 57. Billie is survived by her father, Billy Jack David; mother, Thelma Bernice Armstrong and stepfather, Stephen Armstrong; sisters, Millie Ann Evans and Thelma Marie Warren-Colvin; brothers, Allen Lee Armstrong and Stephen Wayne Armstrong; stepdaughter, Sasha Dudley; stepsons, Bubba Hicks and Waylon Hicks; granddaughters, Torrie Cline, Josie Cline and LeAnne Hicks; uncles, Tommy Ray Stanley, Harvey Stanley and Lewis Armstrong; aunts, Dorothy Stanley, Carlene Stanley and Ginger Armstrong; niece, Rachel Elliott; nephews, Tony Maxwell, Jason Warren, Micheal Maxwell, Bradley Warren and Mark Arm-strong and a host of friends. Billie is preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Armstrong and niece, Shannon Maxwell. Billie had been in the Coldspring area since 1999. A celebration of Billie's life was held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Pace Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Tony Maxwell, Micheal Maxwell, Jason Warren, Bradley Warren, Mark Armstrong, Waylon Hicks and Jeff Colvin. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

SATTERLEE
LIVINGSTON -- Margaret Sue Satterlee, born on May 22, 1935 in Canadian, Texas, to Walter Amos and wife Elizabeth Sue Bryant Lat-ham, died on Oct. 13, 2013 at the age of 78. Margaret is survived by her children, Earline Sue Wall and husband Dennis, Walter James Beck, Oleta Poole and husband Alford, Sylvia Kay Francis and husband Kip, Kathleen Jones and husband Donnie and John Arthur Thompson III and wife Shannon; sister, Rose Earlene Snow and husband Bob; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; sons, Belmontie Rayfield Wilson and Alex Eugene Beck; grandson, Christopher David Butler; great-grandson, Christopher "C.J." David Butler Jr.; sister, Mary Juanita Deathridge and brother, David Latham. Margaret attended Pine Forest Baptist Church in Livingston. She also loved canning, cooking and gardening. A celebration of Margaret's life was held on Friday, Oct. 18, at Pace Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Dennis C. Wall, Jesse Butler, Chris Wall, Jason Wall, Zach Butler, Josh Wall and Richard Madrigal. Honorary pallbearers were Derrick Poole, Eric Wright, Gus Madrigal and Kevin Wright. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

WHITE
LIVINGSTON -- Jackie White, 68, of Livingston died on Oct. 12, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Sept. 4, 1945 in Livingston, to Jack and Wilma (Placker) White. Jackie is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two sons, Jerry Retherford of Livingston and Chris Brent and wife Tina of Belle-ville, Kan.; sister, Floydene White of Livingston; four grandchildren, Jack Retherford, Summer Rether-ford, Connor Brent and Abby Brent; long-time friend, Thelma Kelley and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Jackie had an upholstery shop for 27 years. She was also a member of First Baptist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment will follow in Bluff Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Martin Coo-per, Hunter Kelley, Adam Heckler, Justin White, Jeff Parkman and Fritz Gafford. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Kelley and Edward Kelley. Visitation will be held from 5-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

BURKE
LIVINGSTON -- Thomas Wayne Burke, 74, of Pasadena died on Oct. 10, 2013 in Pasadena. He was born on April 13, 1939 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, to Or-val and Verna Jane (Bodkin) Burke. Thomas is preceded in death by his mother, Verna Jane Burke. He is survived by his father, Or-val Burke of Onalaska; sons, Tho-mas Arthur Burke of Hearne and Terry Lee Burke of Mitchells Bay, Ontario, Canada; grandchildren, Brenda Evelyn Burke of Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada and Brian Lee Burke of Chatham, On-tario, Canada; great-grandchildren, Ethan Burke and Emma Burke, both of Chatham, Ontario, Canada and sisters, Patricia Lee Winstead of Onalaska and Joanne Clarice Marshall of Benbrook. A memorial service is pending at this time. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

OLIVE
ONALASKA -- Lester V. Olive, 71, of Onalaska died on Oct. 11, 2013 at his residence in Onalaska. He was born on Sept. 20, 1942 in Houston, to Gaston Vernon and Frances (Moye) Olive. Lester is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Frances Olive of Onalaska; sister, Daisy Long of Buffalo; nieces, Tara Dee Terry and husband Paul of Houston and Lora Lee Nolen and husband Greg of Bryan; nephew, Chase W. Rainoshek of Ardmore, Okla. and great-nieces and nephews, Brooke, Amber, Grace, Joshua and Colton. Services were held on Monday, Oct. 14, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SCOTT
LIVINGSTON – Funeral ser-vices for Bennie "Madea" Scott, 85, of Humble, formerly of Livingston, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at First Community Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Curtis Hester officiating. Interment will follow in New Wensley Cemetery in Leggett. She died on Oct. 10, 2013 in Humble. She was born on April 25, 1928 in Nacogdoches, the daughter of the late Charlie and Lettie Shaw and attended public school in Leg-gett. She married the late James D. Scott in 1953. Survivors include four children, Loretta Tolbert of Humble, Alfred Lee Scott of Maynard, Debra Scott (Wayne) of Houston and Delton Scott (Doris) of Nacogdoches; sis-ter, Lozell Netherly of Livingston; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Todd Dirden, Tyrone Doyle, Reggie Lyons, Mi-chael Agnew, Johnny Dewalt and Alfred Scott II. Honorary pallbear-ers will be Delton Scott, Alfred Lee Scott, Roderick Tolbert, Andre Shaw, Wayne Scott and Curtis Scott. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WHITE
LIVINGSTON -- Carnie Wiley White of Livingston died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. He was born on Aug. 3, 1916, to Elton and Grace Eaton White. He is preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Letha White and a daughter, Peggy Jane White. Carnie is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Dianna White of Tomball; grandchildren, Ashley White Allen of Tomball and Dr. Wade White and his wife Lesa of San Antonio; five great-grandchildren, Karle Allen, Taylor Allen, Walker White, Katie White and Jackson White; many other relatives and a host of friends. Carnie was born in Leggett and lived in Polk County all of his 97 years. He was an employee and later owner of Gerlach Hardware. His mind was sharp and his mem-ory was good. Folks came to him for information about people and events from the past. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. In-terment will follow in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, also at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WASHBURN
SHEPHERD -- James Washburn, 69, of Shepherd died on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. He was born on Thursday, March 16, 1944, in Houston, to Russell Alva Washburn and Jeanette Weigand-Washburn, both of whom have preceded him in death. James was also preceded in death by his wife's parents, Jack and Dimple Deaton. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jacqulyn Louisa Washburn; sons, Jim Washburn, Scott Washburn and wife Ashley, Jeff Washburn and wife Amanda and Sam Washburn and wife Jenni; brothers, Larry Washburn and wife Bette Sue and Charlie Washburn and wife Janice; grandchildren, Justin, Katie, Amy, Trey, Sydney, Sadie, Hayden, Ava, Sara and Deaton Washburn; brother-in-law, Dennis Deaton; sister-in-law, Kath-leen Neuman and husband Ray-mond; former daughters-in-law, Kathy Washburn and Kris Washburn; along with numerous other loving family and treasured friends. James Washburn was a former county surveyor for both Harris and San Jacinto counties. James was known as a loving husband, affec-tionate father and fun-loving paw paw, who was loved by many and will forever be missed. Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 7, at Neal Funeral Home, with interment following in Farley Chapel Cemetery. Brother Preston Baker officiated Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WALLACE
CLEVELAND -- Joseph Daniel Wallace, 72, a resident of Splen-dora, died on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. He was born in Cushing on May 25, 1941, to Elizie and Mattie Wallace, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Bertha Jean Barnhart and brother, Burtis Wal-lace. Survivors include his stepsons, David Dowdell and wife Brenda and James Dowdell and wife Donna; brother, J.T. Wallace and wife Mildred; sister, Mildred Strawther and husband Leo; neph-ews, Johnnie Barnhart and wife Meryl, LeRoy Wallace, Jessie Wal-lace and Billy Joe Wallace; nieces, Elizabeth Shankles and husband Sonny and Dianna Young and hus-band Jimmy; numerous other cher-ished family members and treas-ured friends. Visitation was held at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and will continue from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, and from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery, Goodrich.

LEE
DURANT, OKLA. -- Caroline E. Lee (nee Payne), a resident of Du-rant, Okla., died Sunday Oct. 13, 2013 in Durant at the age of 84. She was formerly of Dallas and Livingston, Texas. Caroline was born July 24, 1929 in Kansas City, Mo., to Horace and Gretchen Payne. She was a devoted wife of 15 years to James Lee; they were married June 6, 1998 in Dal-las. She was a loving mother to Caron (Craig) Van Dyck, Sarah (Robert) Aberg, Mary (Michael) Wlodarski and Charles (Sheridan) Cummings; cherished grandmother and Honey to John Van Dyck, Gretchen Van Dyck, Sarah (Kyle Ewing) Aberg, Emily Aberg, Nicholas Wlodarski, Caroline Wlo-darski and Samantha Cummings and fond great-grandmother to Charles and Thomas Ewing. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She was a retired teacher and will be remembered as an avid golfer who won many scrambles, senior tournaments and made three "holes in one." She loved art and was very active in the Texhoma Art Associa-tion. Some of her favorite activities included spending time with her family, enjoying a good laugh, gar-dening, reading, taking photo-graphs, and participating in the Bryan County Federation of De-mocratic Women. She was an ac-tive member of St John's Episcopal Church and past president of the Daughters of the King. She is preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Charles R. Cummings and Aaron Epstein; parents, Gretchen (Dunaway) and Horace Payne and sister, Suzanne (Payne) Goodman. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Durant, Okla. A luncheon reception will follow for guests in attendance.

BREAUX
LIVINGSTON -- Mary Virginia Breaux, 73, of Goodrich died on Oct. 14, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Feb. 10, 1940 in Wi-nona, Miss., to W.E. and Margaret (Hensley) Brownlow. Mary is survived by her sons, Walter Breaux of Goodrich, Chris Breaux of San Marcus and Dwayne Breaux of Round Rock; god-niece, Barbara Garnett of Taylor; grand-children, Walter Breaux III, April Bortz, Britnie Oertli, Aaron Breaux, Caleb Breaux, Tony Breaux, David Breaux, Autumn Firelo, Eric Breaux, Neil Breaux, and Audree; along with a host of friends and nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Fall Creek Cemetery in Spicewood, with Stephie Breaux officiating. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

LEGGETT
TRINITY -- Community mem-bers and educators lost a much loved and appreciated native son on Oct. 4, 2013, when Randal Ray Leggett died peacefully in Trinity. Born Feb. 21, 1937, to T. B. and Blanch (Smith) Leggett, Randal spent most of his life in Trinity. A 1955 graduate of Trinity High School, Randal received a football scholarship to Rice University and continued his lifelong love for football. His major was physical education. He later transferred to Sam Houston State University and received his BS degree in 1959. That same year, he married his high school sweetheart, Betty Ann Shaw. His first teaching and coaching position was with Livingston High School, and he remained there until 1976 when he returned to Trinity. His passion and devotion to young people continued, and he embarked on another career in teaching and coaching in his home high school, remaining in Trinity ISD until he retired in 1992. He had always en-joyed ranching on the side, but af-ter his retirement, he engaged in ranching on a full-time basis. To show appreciation and grati-tude for his dedicated service to students, Trinity High School de-clared a "Randal Leggett Day" to honor in him on Oct. 10, 2003. The Trinity Fair Association also rec-ognized his special talents and chose him to serve as grand mar-shal of the Fair Parade, an experi-ence and honor that Randal appre-ciated and enjoyed. Professionally, Randal was a member of the Texas High School Coaching Association and of the Texas Retired Teachers Associa-tion. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Louis Dean Leggett. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Leggett; his daughter, Lisa Leggett Evans and husband Timothy; two grandchildren, Evan and Courtney Arnold; three great-grandchildren, Brooke and Brady Arnold and Landon Sweeting; two nieces, Denise Leggett and Keri Leggett Bush, as well as numerous other relatives. Funeral services were held on Oct. 8, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church, with Dr. Randy Lowe offi-ciating. Burial followed in Clapp Cemetery. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

CHAIN
LIVINGSTON -- Jerry Allen Chain, 84, died on Oct. 9, 2013 at his residence in Livingston. He was born on July 16, 1929 in New Orleans, La., to Mardis Neil Chain and Ruby Gertrude Boimare-Chain. Jerry spent his early years in Destrahan, La. and moved to Texas City, Texas in 1933. He was a jun-ior in high school in April 1947, when the disastrous Texas City explosion occurred; an event he never forgot. He attended many reunions in Texas City throughout the years. He was a fine athlete, playing football, basketball and baseball during those early years. He at-tended LSU and McNeese Univer-sity on a football scholarship. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business agriculture. After graduation, he fulfilled his ROTC commitment for a period of two years active duty in Company L, Infantry Regiment as a first lieu-tenant. During this time he married his high school sweetheart, Jo Inns. They had five children, Daniel Al-len Chain, Thomas Michael Chain, Sue Ann Chain-Scazzero, James Mardis Chain and Nancy Jo Chain-Robinson. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Lynn Hebert-Chain; his sons, Tommy Chain and wife Mary Chain and Jimmy Chain; his daughters, SueAnn Scazzero and husband Tony and Nancy Robinson and husband John; seven grand-children, Timmy Chain, Billy, An-thony, and Jenny Scazzero, Nathan, Melissa, and Jered Chain and five great-grandchildren. Jerry enjoyed all outdoor activi-ties, especially his favorite, duck hunting. He was known as an ex-cellent golfer, playing from the age of 5 years old in Texas City. He was pro during the 50s at the Texas City Golf Course, and manager/pro of Mustang Creek Country Club, Ganada, Texas from 1960-61. He was a member of Waterwood Country Club, Huntsville, for 18 years. He won the club champion-ship eight times, five of those in a row with a handicap never above three, and once even a minus one; plus he made four "holes in one," while at Waterwood. In 1952, Jerry's dad purchased 291 acres on the outskirts of Liv-ingston. The idea was to raise cat-tle. Later, when Lake Livingston and the dam were built, much of that land became waterfront prop-erty and in 1969, Jerry's entrepre-neurial efforts produced what is now known as Pinwah Pines Sub-division, with rolling scenic terrain, with beautiful lake views, that is prosperous and still growing today. The highest point of elevation on the lake is located in Pinwah Pines. During these years, Jerry was the administrator of Polk County Envi-ronmental Services until his retire-ment in 1990. Jerry never lost contact with old friends and over the years made many more. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Livingston. A pri-vate family inurnment was held at Galveston County Memorial Ceme-tery, Hitchcock. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PALMER
LIVINGSTON -- Troy H. Palmer, 76, of Livingston died on Oct. 10, 2013 in Houston. He was born on Feb. 28, 1937 in Corpus Christi, to Samuel Gilford Palmer and Mamie Nell (Bonner) Palmer. Troy is preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Venita Carol Palmer and Vicky Lynn Palmer and grandson, Anthony Mazzili. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Judy Palmer of Livingston; sons, Troy Palmer Jr. of La Porte, Douglas Lee Palmer of Teague, Michael Wayne Feris of Mansfield, and Dee Anthony Feris of Livingston; daughter, Cherylyn Douglass of Livingston; five sis-ters; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Mr. Palmer was a member of the Fairbanks Masonic Lodge AF&AM – 32nd Degree, Scottish Rite Ma-son Orient of Houston, Arabia Shrine Temple, and the Houston Heights Rotary Club. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Livingston, with Father Melvin Gray officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., prior to service time on Sunday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shriner's Burn Hospital in Galveston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CURRIE
LIVINGSTON -- Thomas Chris Currie, 59, died on Oct. 2, 2013 in Longview. Services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Center Hill Baptist Church in Oakhurst, with the Rev. Glenn Cooksey officiating. Thomas was born on May 30, 1954 in Houston, to Homer Floyd Currie and Nellwyn "Hagler" Cur-rie. He is preceded in death by his father, Homer Floyd Currie; mother, Nellwyn "Hagler" (Currie) Logan; brother, Rickie Currie and sister, Nancy Hollingsworth. Thomas is survived by his ex-wife, Frances A. Ellis of Longview; son, Jason Currie of Longview; stepdaughter, Marie Norman of Leggett; brothers, Bruce Currie and Randy Currie of Oakhurst; sisters, Krisandra Burnett and Jeri McMayon of Oakhurst; grandchil-dren, Delia Pickitt, Aniecea Pickitt, Shelby Pickitt and Taylor Pickitt; great-grandchildren, Brooks Green and Baby Peyton; and numerous other family and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WILSDORF
LIVINGSTON – Ronald Dale Wilsdorf, 59, died on Oct. 2, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Nov. 26, 1953 in St. Louis, Mo. After graduating from Paris High School, he moved to Houston, where he eventually founded Ferrarro Enterprises, which specialized in the design and marketing of filtration systems for heavy industry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edna Heape and Raymond Wilsdorf. He is survived by his wife, Karen Lavender Wilsdorf; stepson, Pat-rick Hollenshead and wife Sharon; stepdaughter, Brooke Rickard and husband Mike; brother, John Wils-dorf and wife Patty; sister, Wanita Bennett and husband Tom; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous friends. He enjoyed gourmet cooking, landscaping and animals, especially his beloved dog, Rocki. In lieu of customary remem-brances, donations may be made to the SPCA of Polk County.

ALVAREZ
LIVINGSTON -- Ninfa Alvarez, born on Jan. 15, 1931 in Mexico, to Julian Martinez and Romana Lla-mas Martinez, died on Oct. 5, 2013 at the age of 82. Ninfa is survived by sons, Rogelio Alvarez, Manuel Alvarez and Hector Alvarez; daughters, Maria Oralia Alvarez, Esperanza Alvarado, Irma Guadalupe Alvarez, Olga Franco, Silvia Orpinel, Vir-ginia Gaytan and Elva Casas; grandchildren, Celestino, Alexan-der, Luis Alberto and Felisa Rodri-guez, Jesus, Mario Alberto and Araceli Alvarado, Marisol, Rogelio, Jorge, Antonio and Edu-ardo Alvarez, Juan, Manuel, Elia, Edgar and Johana Alvarez, Fran-cisco Javier, Ricardo and Ivan Al-varez, Teresa, Hector and Sarahi Alvarez, Alberto Jose, Jose Luis and Juan Antonio Alvarez, Victor, Ninfa Margarita and Mayra Ale-jandra Franco, Martin and Cristian Orpinel, Cynthia Cristina, Esteban and Erika Gaytan, Miriam, Estephani, Jennifer and Pedro Al-varez; 75 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Ninfa is preceded in death by her son, Javier Alvarez and husband, Juan Antonio Alvarez. A special ceremony was held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to honor Ninfa Alvarez. A celebration of Ninfa's life was held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pas-tor Maria Azalsua officiating. In-terment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Luis Rodriguez, Jose Luis Alvarez, Mario Alvarado, Juan A. Alvarez, Ivan Alvarez, Hector Alvarez, Antonio Alvarez and Esteban Gaytan. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

GONZALES
LIVINGSTON -- Raul Pedro Gonzales, 51, of Lubbock died on Sept. 26, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Dec. 22, 1961 in Brownfield, to Ignacio Gonzalez and Linda (Constancio) Gonzalez. Raul is preceded in death by his grandparents; mother, Linda (Con-stancio) Gonzalez and brothers, Raymond Gonzalez and David Gonzalez. He is survived by his children, Paul Gonzales and wife Amanda Gonzales and grandchildren of Lubbock, Andrea Gonzales-Martinez and husband Enrique Martinez and grandson of Lubbock; wife, Criselda Gonzales of Lub-bock; father and stepmother, Igna-cio and Cynthia Gonzalez of Livingston; aunt, Juanita Gonzales of Clearlake; uncles, Henry Gon-zalez, Tobias Gonzales and wife Norma of Floydada, Lupe Gonzales of Plainview and Martine Gonzales and wife Gloria of Plainview; brothers, Ignacio Gonzalez Jr. and wife of Lubbock and Luis Gonzales and wife Sabrina Gonzales of Lub-bock; sisters, Sylvia Gonzales-Cortez and husband Juan Cortez of Lubbock and Mary Froust of Livingston; brothers, Clifford Gon-zales and wife Jennifer Gonzales of Channelview and Carl Essary of Mansfield; Lena Hill of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Parkway Bap-tist Hispanic Mission in Lubbock. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

FULLER
LIVINGSTON -- Alva Ray Fuller, 62, of Onalaska died on Sept. 28, 2013 at his residence. He was born on Dec. 3, 1950 in Pasadena, to Alva Fuller and Vivian Geraldine Stogner Fuller. Mr. Fuller is preceded in death by his parents; son, Joey Fuller; sister, Gayle Topkins and brother, Mark Topkins. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Topkins of Onalaska; daughters, Christy and Kimberly of Houston; son, Robert Dean Fuller of Denver, Colo.; sister, Betty Sue Lee of Onalaska; brothers, Billy Fuller of Pasadena and Tommy Fuller of Mississippi; nephew, Christopher Topkins of Onalaska; great-nephew, Bradon Topkins of Onalaska and best friend, Paul Turlington of Onalaska. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Livingston First Church of The Nazarene in Livingston, with Bro. Fred Huff officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to cochranfh.com.  

LEWIS
ONALASKA -- Maxine Opper-man-Lewis, 69, died on Sept. 26, 2013 in a Lufkin hospital. She was born on Oct. 19, 1943 in Batavia, Ill., to Leo T. Opperman and Mar-garet Opperman. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Onalaska. She was preceded in death by one son, Darrin. Maxine is survived by children, Michelle, Keith, Todd, Brett and Margaret; grandchildren, Tatelyn, Kennedy, Brett, Brooke, Audriana, Dustin, Tanikka, Joey and Addy; great-grandchild, Amaya and one on the way. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MARSH
LIVINGSTON -- Ann Marsh, 86, of Livingston died on Sept. 27, 2013 at her residence in Livingston. She was born on Oct. 18, 1926 in Ace, to Alonzo and Evy (Collins) Roberts. Ann is survived by her husband, Dan Marsh of Livingston; daugh-ter, Cheryl Fuller and husband Louis of Livingston; sons, Allen Thomason of Livingston, Dan Marsh III of Spring and Timothy Lee Marsh of Houston; grandchil-dren, Kenneth Gurley and wife Jeanette Gurley, Jonathan Michael Gurley and Mary Dikes, April Spell and husband Jay Spell, Robert Lee Fuller and Skye Dawn Marsh; great-grandchildren, Rush Hudson, Ashtyn Gurley, Andrew Gurley, Jacob Dikes, Lilly Spell and Lon-don Spell; numerous other relatives and friends. Services were held on Monday, Sept. 30, at Central Baptist Church in Livingston, with Pastor Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in San Jacinto Memorial Park Cemetery in Houston. Pallbearers were Kenneth Gur-ley, Jonathan Gurley, Robert Fuller, Jay Spell, Todd Roberts and Tylan Roberts. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

LOWE
LIVINGSTON -- Francis Sybil Lowe, 84, of Livingston died on Sept. 26, 2013 in Conroe. She was born on July 13, 1929 in Colita. Francis is preceded in death by her mother, Lula Irene McCarthy Lockhart; husband, J.C. Lowe; son, Charles Gary Allen; daughter, Irene Allen and father-in-law and mother-in-law, E.C. and Bertha Lowe. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Irma Allen of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Danny Knigh-ton of Livingston; son, Lonnie Lowe Sr. of Livingston; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Allen of Livingston; sisters, Fay Nelson of Corrigan and Opal Kenner of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Judy Lowe of Por-ter; brother and sister-in-law, Ray-mond "Cotton" and Melba Lowe of Willis; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Jimmy Soupart of Willis; sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Sam Kelley of Livingston; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Services were held on Monday, Sept. 30, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Frank Aragon officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Bluff Creek Cemetery. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

THOMAS
ONALASKA -- Charlotte Ann Thomas, 69, of Onalaska died on Sept. 27, 2013 in Onalaska. She was born on March 20, 1944 in Gilmer, to Chalmer Seymore and Valadene (Morrow) Seymore. Charlotte is survived by her mother, Valadene Seymore; sisters, Beverly Klein and Sandra Smith; son, Woody (Sonny) Thomas; daughter, Bobbi Dent; granddaugh-ters, Haley Dent and Alexis Dent and numerous other relatives and friends. Services will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Onalaska, with Sam Seymore officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

NEELEY
ONALASKA -- Margaret Rose Neeley, 57, of Livingston died on Sept. 26, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Oct. 22, 1955 in Hous-ton, to Louie Dean Springfield and Mary (Rogers) Springfield. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Spring-field and sisters, Kathy Springfield and Mary Carrol. She is survived by her husband, Jim Neeley of Onalaska; children, Kathy Martin of Onalaska, Thomas Martin of Onalaska, Ken Neeley and wife Debbie of Tampa, Fla. and Brenda Neeley of Tampa, Fla.; siblings, Linda Wells of Cullman, Ala., Mildred and husband David Bowlin of Onalaska, Billy and wife Brandie Springfield of Conroe, Corky and wife Alice Wendler of Long Beach, Mich. and Jimmy Springfield of Conroe; grandchil-dren, Bianca Martin, Thomas Mar-tin, Michelle Neeley and Joey Neeley; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at First Baptist Church in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Earthman's Resthaven Cemetery in Houston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

KING
LIVINGSTON -- Lovinia Susan King, 55, of Trinity died on Sept. 26, 2013. She was born on Aug. 27, 1958 in Jacinto City, to William Bergman Sr. and Virginia (Pruett) Bergman. Lovinia is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughters, Jenny Lee of Vidor and Melissa Harrington of Dayton; husband, James Tomlinson of Trinity; grand-children, Cadence, McKenzie, Kyle, Mia and Jessie James; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Belinda Bergman of Lufkin; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Denise Bergman of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Reida and Richard Davis of Lufkin; aunt, Margaret Dubois of Leggett; along with numerous other relatives and friends. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett, with Bro. Tim Thompson officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MAYNARD
ONALASKA -- Billy Wayne Maynard, 40, of Onalaska diedo n Sept. 27, 2013. He was born on July 20, 1973 in Houston, to Lonnie Maynard and Sherry Mor-ton. Billy is preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Maynard. He is survived by his children, Shelbey Maynard of Onalaska, Hunter Maynard of McCamey and Jake Maynard of McCamey; mother and stepfather, Sherry and John Schroeder of Crane; fiancée and expectant mother of his fourth child, Ce Ce Whatley of Onalaska; brother, David Maynard of Ona-laska; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Services were held on Wednes-day, Oct. 2, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Gerald Reeves officiating. Inter-ment followed in Magnolia Ceme-tery in Onalaska. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WHITE
LIVINGSTON -- Dickey Wayne "Skip" White, 69, of Livingston died on Sept. 28, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Sept. 10, 1944 in Roger, to James White and Mary Deaver. Dickey is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Karen Lynn White. He is survived by his children, David Verlon Phillips, Dennis Wayne Phillips, Lori McDowell Roach and Douglas Wayne White; 10 grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Northside Baptist Church in Bay-town. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HOWELL
LUFKIN -- Funeral services for Ronnie Joe Howell, 70, of Corrigan were held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Corrigan, with Bro. Curtis Jordan officiating. Graveside services with military honors followed in Car-mona Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Howell was born Jan. 12, 1943 in the Carmona community of Polk County, to O.C. and Jo Nell (Moulder) Howell, and died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Wood-ville. A resident of Corrigan most of his life, Mr. Howell had resided in Woodville for five years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired electrical engineer. Mr. Howell was an avid gardener and loved hunting and fishing. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Corrigan and attended Damascus Baptist Church. Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Erik Howell of El Paso, Faron and Pam Howell of Corrigan and Donald Howell of Huntsville; grandchildren, Jaden Howell, Sydney Howell, Zoe Albertson, Christopher Howell, Casey Howell, Daylon Howell and Jaclyn Howell; sister and brother-in-law, Ida Mae and Burl Vann of Woodville; brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Bonita Howell of Diboll; mother of his sons, Frances Howell of Huntsville; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Chase Howell; and brother, Walter Earl Howell. Pallbearers were Faron Howell, Erik Howell, Donald Howell, Keith Frankens, Earl Howell, Jr. and Robert Glen Beard. Honorary pall-bearer was Vann Watts. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, was in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be added at carrowayfuneral-home.com.

SISK
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for David Earl Sisk, 58, of Hunts-ville will be held at 1 p.m. Satur-day, Oct. 5, 2013, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with John Gambino and Tom Oleinik officiating. Interment will follow in Wheeler Cemetery in the Wakefield community in Corrigan. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Sisk was born Jan. 24, 1955 in Houston and died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Huntsville. Mr. Sisk loved to fish, play golf and play his guitar. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired after 26-plus years with the rank of master sergeant. He was a Baptist by faith. David joined the Army in Janu-ary 1974. He was a graduate of the Primary, Basic, and Advanced Noncommissioned Officers' Courses: Primary Technical Course; Basic Airborne School; Emergency Medical Technician; Ranger Course; Special Operations Medical Sergeants Course; Single Channel Radio Operations Course; Ranger Indoctrination Program; Ranger Operation Program; Special Operations Medical Sustainment Course; Jungle Warfare Course; Jumpmaster Course; Diving Medi-cal Tech Course; Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course; Faculty Development Course and Small Group Instructor Trainer Course. His assignments included duty as an ambulance driver, Combat Sup-port Company senior medic, Recon Platoon medic, and motor sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 325th In-fantry (Airborne), 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Ranger Indoctrination Program senior medic, company senior medic and battalion senior medic, C Com-pany, 1st Battalion, 75th Infantry (Ranger); Detachment Senior Medic, Army Reserves, B Com-pany, 3d Battalion, Operation De-tachment Alpha 324, 11th Special Forces Group; platoon sergeant, company senior medic, aid station noncommissioned officer in charge, and battalion senor medic, 2nd Bat-talion, 75th Infantry (Ranger Regi-ment); detachment senior medic (Scuba), A Company, 2nd Battal-ion, Operation Detachment Alpha 145, 1st Special Forces Group; company senior medic, 3rd Squad-ron, 58th Combat Engineer, 11th Armor Cavalry Regiment; platoon sergeant, 1st Squadron, 58th Combat Engineer, 11th Armor Cavalry Regiment; regimental senior medic, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment; Battalion Senior Medic, 3rd Battal-ion, 75th Infantry (Ranger Regi-ment); Ranger Training Detach-ment senior medic, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment; senior small group leader, Academy Health Sci-ences, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course instructor; regimen-tal senior medic, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment; First Sergeant, 690th Medical Company (Ground Ambulance) and first sergeant, 498th Medical Company (Air Am-bulance). His final assignment was Divi-sion Medical Operations Center, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Support Com-mand, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Awards and decorations included the Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal, 5th Award; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Good Conduct Medal, 6th Award; National Service Defense Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, 3d Award; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Ribbon; Kuwait Libera-tion Medal (Kuwait); Ranger Tab; Expert Field Medical Badge; Mas-ter Parachutist Badge; Scuba Di-vers Badge and Canadian Parachut-ist Badge. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dwight Earl Sisk Jr. and Mildred Marie (Smith) Sisk and grandparents, S.B. and Mae Fuller, and Lang and Violet Smith. Mr. Sisk is survived by his sis-ters, Elizabeth Glass of Magnolia, Barbara Pixley of Conroe, Pamela Collier of Livingston and fiancé David, Rebecca Woodruff of Oak-hurst; ver special friends, Tom and Charlotte Olienik and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the HEARTS Veterans Museum in Huntsville. Pallbearers will be Jeffery Koehler, Daniel Sisk, Justin Massey, Michael Carrico, Dalton Fisher and DeWitt Oleinik. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GONZALES
LIVINGSTON -- Raul Pedro Gonzales, 51, of Lubbock died on Sept. 26, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Dec. 22, 1961 in Brownfield, to Ignacio Gonzalez and Linda (Constancio) Gonzalez. Raul is preceded in death by his grandparents; mother, Linda (Con-stancio) Gonzalez and brothers, Raymond Gonzalez and David Gonzalez. He is survived by his children, Paul Gonzales and wife Amanda Gonzales and grandchildren of Lubbock and Andrea Gonzales-Martinez and husband Enrique Martinez and grandson of Lubbock; wife, Criselda Gonzales of Lub-bock; father and stepmother, Igna-cio and Cynthia Gonzalez of Livingston; aunt, Juanita Gonzales of Clearlake; uncles, Henry Gon-zalez, Tobias Gonzales and wife Norma of Floydada, Lupe Gonzales of Plainview and Martine Gonzales and wife Gloria of Plainview; brothers, Ignacio Gonzalez Jr. and wife of Lubbock and Luis Gonzales and wife Sabrina Gonzales of Lub-bock; sister, Sylvia Gonzales-Cortez and husband Juan Cortez of Lubbock; brothers, Clifford Gonza-les and wife Jennifer Gonzales of Channelview and Carl Essary of Mansfield, Texas; Lena Hill of Mansfield; numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Parkway Baptist Hispanic Mission, 3806 E. Auburn St., Lubbock. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WALTERS
LIVINGSTON -- Arley Walters, 85, of Magnolia died on Sept. 30, 2013 in The Woodlands. He was born on July 5, 1928 in Ace, to Henry C. Walters and Exer (Grif-fin) Walters. He is survived by his wife, Lon-nelle Walters of Magnolia; daugh-ters, Lynn Taylor and John of Granberry and Sara Adams and Todd Goodwin of Magnolia; son, Dennis Walters of Duncanville; grandchildren, Sarah Taylor, Dale Walters, Evelyn Walters, Andrew Walters, Holden Adams and Chris-topher Adams; and numerous other relatives and friends. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Menard Chapel Cemetery in Segno, with Dr. John Callison officiating. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HOLDER
LIVINGSTON -- Earl "Texas Proud" Holder, 77, of Goodrich died on Sept. 30, 2013 in Goodrich. He was born on July 1, 1936 in Houston, to Henry and Ethel (McGallion) Holder. Earl is preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings. He is survived by his wife, Amy Holder of Goodrich; daughters, Lennie Swander and husband Bill of Goodrich, Tammie Surrency and husband Danny of Goodrich and Michelle Bates and husband Mark of Livingston; grandchildren, Earl Swander and wife Megan, Nicole Riggens and husband Cody, Wayne Surrency, Stevie Bates and Cody Bates; great-grandchildren, Evan Swander, Hemi Riggens and Ryder Surrency; sister, Mary Kingsbury of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother, Dale Holder of Buffalo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Charles Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

FRANKLIN
HOUSTON -- Jewel Franklin was born Feb. 22, 1922 in Houston and died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Livingston. Friends and acquaintances are welcome for a memorial service to celebrate her life at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 139 Gettys-burg Dr. in Livingston.

BRANSON
LIVINGSTON -- Cheryl Lynn Branson was born on April 23, 1944 in Vernon, to Virgil and Mar-nay Dullinger Turner. She died on Sept. 26, 2013 in Livingston. Cheryl graduated from Ingleside High School. Cheryl is survived by son, Anton Thomas Mathews III of Mountain Home; granddaughter, Brittney Mathews of Corpus Christi; son and daughter-in-law, Victor C. and Debby Mathews of Livingston; grandson and granddaughter, Vic-tor C. Mathews II and Destanie R. Mathews of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie G. and Tracy Hicks of Porter; grandsons, Patrick Hicks and Peyton Hicks of Porter; father, Virgil Turner of Ar-kansas; sister and brother-in-law, Jody and David Vasquez of Okla-homa; brother and sister-in-law, Beau and Darlene Turner of Ingle-side; sister, Wanda Willowford of Oklahoma; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

WOODARD
LIVINGSTON -- David Dwayne Woodard, 50, was born on June 5, 1963 in Livingston and died on Sept. 24, 2013 in M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. His love and passion was truck driving, which he did for many years. David is survived by his children, Carrie Diane Woodard of San An-tonio and Joshua Duane Woodard of Dallas; grandson, Steven Woodard of Dallas; mother, Carrie Fay Woodard of Cleveland; sib-lings, Jerry Wayne Woodard and Connie of Livingston, Charlie Woodard and Jackie of Groveton, Donna Holman and Rhonda of Livingston, Annette Ross and Ricky of Livingston, Jean Pemberton and Rick of Spring, Joy Allemang and Curtis of Livingston and Ann Norris and James of Cleveland; girlfriend that he loved dearly, Linda Ivy of San Antonio and her children and grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; cousin, Kenneth Woodard, who was his best friend and was like a brother and dear long-lasting friend, Cheryl Johnson. He is preceded in death by his fa-ther, Charlie Wayne Woodard; two brothers and grandparents, Johnny Arthur Woodard and Annie Pauline Phillips and Albert Otis and Mary Bell Johnson. Services were held Saturday, Sept. 28, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. David Rains officiating. "Aunt Mary" read a poem. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Chris Allemang, J. Norris, Charles Ussery, James Haggard, Jerry Woodard, Joe Tham, Shelby Tham, Dick Rhoden and Robert Ewing. Honorary pall-bearers included Jerry Woodard, Charlie Woodard, Ricky Ross, Ricky Pemberton, Curtis Allemang, James Norris, Larry Ferguson and Donna Holman. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com. MARSH LIVINGSTON -- Ann Marsh, 86, of Livingston died on Sept. 27, 2013 at residence in Livingston. She was born on Oct. 18, 1926. Services were pending at press time. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

THOMAS
ONALASKA -- Charlotte Ann Thomas, 69, of Onalaska died on Sept. 27, 2013 at her residence in Onalaska. She was born on March 20, 1944. Services were pending at press time. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DAVID
ONALASKA -- Joseph Frank "Joey" David Jr., 59, of Point Blank died on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at his residence. He was born on Dec. 14, 1953 in Houston, to Joseph "Joe" and Genevieve "Lolly" David Sr. Joey is survived by his parents; daughters, Lisa David of Saginaw and Michelle Dedwilder of Arling-ton; three brothers, Michael David of McKinney, Kenneth David of Nassau Bay and Frank David of Point Blank; sister, Pamela Ambrose of Point Blank and grand-children, Jacob McClenny, Michael McClenny, Mason Brewer, Wyatt Dedwilder and Whitney Dedwilder. A mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, Sept. 27, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Point Blank, with Father Kim Nuygen officiating. Interment followed in Forest Park Lawndale in Houston. Pallbearers were Brian David, Keathe David, Daniel David, Ken-neth David, Frank David and Ran-dall Dvorak. Cochran Funeral Home in Ona-laska was in charge of arrange-ments. To sign the online register, go to cochranfh.com.

LOWE
LIVINGSTON -- Francis Lowe, 84, of Livingston died on Sept. 26, 2013 in Conroe. She was born on July 13, 1929. Services were pending at press time. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NEELEY
LIVINGSTON -- Margaret R. Neeley, 57, of Livingston died on Sept. 26, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Oct. 22, 1955. Services were pending at press time. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. RAWLS LIVINGSTON – Funeral ser-vices for John Melvin Rawls, 76, of Corrigan were held on Sept. 20, 2013 at Mayo Chapel Baptist Church in Corrigan, with Elder Johnny K. Johnson officiating. In-terment followed in Houston Na-tional Cemetery in Houston. Mr. Rawls died on Sept. 15, 2013 in Houston. He was born on July 7, 1937 in Corrigan, to the late Phillip and Minnie Hulett Rawls. At an early age, he devoted his life to Christ and was baptized at Chapel Mis-sionary Baptist Church and during the course of his life attended Sagemont Church in Houston and Mt. Vernon/Shiloh Methodist Church in Corrigan. His spiritual walk and worship ended where he began at Mayo Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, under the leader-ship of Elder Johnny K. Johnson. He received his education from W.W. Johnson High School, class of 1955, in Corrigan, where he was class salutatorian and president. He played basketball and was part of the Drama Club. He was also editor of the yearbook (the only year that they had one). In the fall of 1955, John went to Prairie View A&M University and, in 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During his military tenure, he ob-tained a GS11 during the Korean conflict with the U.S. Department of Education and coordinated ab overseas program for GIs returning to civilian life. He was regional veterans' coordinator. His many other accomplishments included consultant, speaker and counselor for Houston halfway houses, high-performance proposal writer, skilled group facilitator, T-CAT public administrator, LVN in California, LPC counselor in Cali-fornia, recipient of the National Vocational Education Award from the U.S. Department of Labor, one-year internship at the Washington, D.C. National Office, Navy sur-geon's assistant (1958) and U.S. Navy Corpsman School (San Diego, Calif.). He was also associated with Manpower educational training in Diboll (1969-71), cardiopulmonary technician at a Dallas hospital (1967), biology teacher at Alcorn State University in Norman, Miss., worked at a local hospital in Denton, was a program director at Houston Community College (1982), associate professor of psy-chology at Tarrant County Junior College, monitored the Job Corps program at the U.S. Department of Labor (1979-81), became an or-dained minister through Lonestar AME in Lufkin, was psychology counselor at Prairie View A&M until 2002 and was district coordi-nator for an incentive career educa-tional vocational and technical pro-gram funded for Ohio State Uni-versity. John received a bachelor's de-gree in science from the University of North Texas in Denton 91958), master's degree in counseling from Prairie View A&M (1971) and doc-torate degrees in educational psy-chology as an education specialist, both from Baylor College of Medi-cine. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include brother, Milton Rawls of Corrigan; nieces, Tamitra Hall-Fisher, Joyce Walker (Winston) and Shondla Williams (Vernon), all of Corrigan, Lida and Carolyn of Houston and Susan of Lufkin; nephews, Harold Baker (Nina) of Kirbyville, Phillip Baker (Stephanie) of Seattle, Wash., Stefan Baker (Brandi) and Patrick Baker (LaTreva), all of Houston, and Nicholas Baker (Terra) of San Diego, Calif.; numerous great-nieces and nephews, including Her-man Monte Scott of Houston, Menyon Williams of Atlanta, Ga. and Ervin Fisher III of Houston; goddaughter, Samantha of Houston and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Deacon Milton Rawls, Herman Monte Scott, Ervin Trey Fisher III, Edward Thompson, Roberto DeCarlos Walker, Harold Frederick Baker and Nicholas Kyle Baker. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WILL
LIVINGSTON – Funeral ser-vices for Deacon Will Hill, 57, of Livingston were held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Pine Valley Primitive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ray Fisher officiating. Inter-ment followed in Gracehill Ceme-tery in Blanchard. He was born Oct. 9, 1955 in Point Blank, the son of the late Reuben Miller and Berline Hill Miller, and died on Sept. 22, 2013 in Conroe. He attended Pine Valley Primi-tive Baptist Church and was mar-ried on March 3, 2002 at Smith Memorial Church of God in Christ. Deacon Hill was a retired logger and truck driver and a member of the Sisters Aide Organization. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Helen Johnson Hill of Livingston; daughter, Tiffany Johnson of Livingston; son, the Rev. Scott Harrell (Tyra) of Hum-ble; grandchildren, Xavier Harrell, Erikka Miles and Genesis Harrell; godchildren, Courtney Randolph and Nicholas Robinson; sisters, Missionary Sallie Miller of Conroe and Mary Parker of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Jim White (Earsell) of Ev-ergreen; sisters-in-law, Flora Pick-ens (Frank) of Seven Oaks, Ora Johnson of Livingston, Bobbie Scales (Eugene) of Compton, Calif., Lois Rudolph (Edward) of Battle Creek, Mich., Debra John-son, Pamela Robinson (Willie) and Jacqueline Randolph (Floyd), all of Livingston; brothers-in-law, James Johnson (Elder Angel), Robert Johnson (Gracie), Larry Johnson, the Rev. Keith Johnson (co-pastor Clara), all of Livingston and Doug-las Johnson (Selena) of Battle Creek, Mich.; aunts, Bettye Board (Charles) of Los Angeles, Calif. and Jeanette Phlegm of Houston; uncle, John Johnson (Mattie) of Houston; and a host of nieces, nephews, special friends and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Michael McDuffie, Ricky Love, Contreive Love, Donnie Norman, James Norman and Kelvin Miller. Honor-ary pallbearers were deacons of Pine Valley Primitive Baptist Church, Jimmy White, Larry John-son, Xavier Harrell, Robert John-son, Jim White, Tucker Miller, James Johnson, Keith Johnson and Douglas Johnson. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

KNIGHT
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside serves for Lila Knight, 92, of Spring were held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Magnolia Hill Ceme-tery in Segno, with the Rev. Harold Isaac officiating. She was born on March 22, 1921 in Garwood. She is predeceased by her husband, Dalton Vester Knight, whom she married on Dec. 1, 1937. Lila is survived by Charlotte and Paul Mendes, daughter and son-in-law, of Spring; Angela and Wayne Newton, daughter and son-in-law, of Houston; Dalton and Kay Knight, son and daughter-in-law, of Cypress; Calvin Pope, brother, of Onalaska; Danny Bop Pope, brother, of Segno; Joy Jones, sister, of Houston; grandchildren, Laura, Paul, Duke, Nikki and Demi; great-grandchildren, Steven, Grayson, Dane, Kaeley and Hannah; and numerous other family and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MCLUCAS
LIVINGSTON -- Robert Verl McLucas, 78, was born Sept. 29, 1934 in Des Moines, Iowa and died on Sept. 21, 2013. Memorial services and a going-home celebration will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 28, at Revival Center Church of God in Onalaska. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Audrene McLucas. He is survived by his wife, Patsy McLucas of Point Blank; children, Steven Blakeman of Pt. Angeles, Wash., Scott Blakeman of Conroe, Robert Dale McLucas of Austin, Lance Williams of Trinity, Donna Orsak of Katy, Tracey Bayles of Katy and Scott Williams of Point Blank; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Ronald McLucas of Flor-ida; sister, Jan McLucas of Des Moines, Iowa and numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Revival Center Church of God Food Pantry, 1255 Creek Lake Dr. Onalaska, Texas 77360 Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

ST. GERMAIN-DUNN
LIVINGSTON -- Doris Lee Bardwell St. Germain-Dunn, 88, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Woodville. She was born the daughter of William Albert Bardwell from New Orleans, La. on March 28, 1927. She survived two loving and wonderful husbands, Joseph Dolese St. Germain (died 1969) and Cecil Ray Dunn (died 2008). She also survived her eldest daughter, Deb-orah Ann St. Germain-Allen, who died in 2003. Her four living children will miss her dearly; they say she was truly the anchor that kept them grounded during life's many trials and tribu-lations. Her eldest son, Albert Dolese Wilkerson, resides in Ala-bama; Gene Daniel St. Germain was not only her son but also her friend and caregiver; Yvette Phyllis St. Germain-Stroud resides in Maine; and her youngest daughter, Tonya Lynn St. Germain-Fryer, resides in Galena Park. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Family members say she always made the best of what she had and helped others whenever she could. In her younger days she would bring strangers home and try to help them get back on their feet; and she loved animals as much as she did people. She would keep pet food in the back of the car in case she found any strays on the side of the road. She loved fishing and it was a dream-come-true for her to live on a lake to spend her retirement years. One of the family's fondest memories occurred after she re-ceived a pearl necklace on her 78th birthday. The day after she received her gift she woke up, put on her robe, put on her pearl necklace and slippers, climbed in her aluminum boat, and went fishing out on the lake. Family members say she lived her life to the fullest, was thankful for what she had and that she taught her children to do the same. Memorial contributions will be accepted in lieu of flowers. Please send to Gene St. Germain, 232 Pri-vate Road #6170, Woodville, Texas 75979. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

LAURENT
LIVINGSTON -- Paul Laurent Jr., 92, of Livingston died on Sept. 24, 2013. He was born on Jan. 14, 1921 in Three Rivers, Mich., to Milton Paul Laurent Sr. and Marie Simon Bergeron. Paul was a graduate of Texas A&M University. Paul is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Laverne George. He is survived by his wife, Adele "Rosie" Laurent of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Debbie Laurent of Livingston; a host of cousins and other relatives, and friends. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Livingston, with Father Clifton Labbe officiat-ing. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Coch-ran Funeral Home in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BARTELT
LIVINGSTON – Don Bartelt, 81, of Onalaska died on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 in Conroe. Mr. Bartelt was cremated. Family services will take place in Omaha, Neb. Don was born May 8, 1932 in Grand Island, Neb., to Hugo and Anna Mae Bartelt. He married Mary Mulligan in 1957. Don graduated in 1950 from Grand Island High School, then served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He owned and operated Bartelt Studio from 1967 to 1982 in Grand Island, Neb. He was an ac-tive member of the Masonic Lodge and VFW. After retiring, Don and Mary lived near Lake Livingston. Survivors in the immediate fam-ily include his wife, Mary; daugh-ters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Mike Burris of Sutton, Neb. and Denise and Jay Randle of The Woodlands and five grandchildren.

ALMON
ONALASKA -- Danny Almon, 58, of Onalaska died on Sept. 15, 2013 in Onalaska. He was born on Nov. 9, 1954 in Houston, to Clyde and Dorothy (Worden) Almon. Danny is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ronnie Eden; sister, Anita Jane Almon and first wife, Rhonda Almon. He is survived by his wife, Erin Almon of Baytown; son and daugh-ter-in-law, Hank and Amber Almon of Clear Lake; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Brandi Copeland and Brian of Katy, Jeannie Lozano and Raymond of Old River and Cindy Bragg and Bobby of Beach City; brother and sister-in-law, Clyde Jr. and Chris Almon of Alvin; brother, Ricky Almon of Onalaska; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Cochran Funeral Home in Ona-laska, with Jerry Owens officiating. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MCEWEN
LIVINGSTON -- Jerrie McEwen was born Aug. 3, 1932 in Alvin, to Pearl and Geneva Monarch. She graduated from Alvin High School with the class of 1950. She was a member of the Alvin Yellow-jacket marching band, attended North Texas College and played golf with Don January. She married her high school sweetheart, Harry F. McEwen, in 1953 and they moved to Lubbock, where she helped her new husband graduate from college at Texas Tech Univer-sity. They had three boys (Jimmy, Wayne, and Dale). People still ask today, "How are the boys?" She worked for many employers: Brown and Root Company in Al-vin, Wharton Primary School in Wharton and Livingston Independ-ent School District, in Livingston. Her favorite job was being the sec-retary for Ms. Seale at Livingston Primary School, and what brought her the most joy was helping new teachers be certified while she held the position as the secretary for the school superintendent. After she retired, she rejoined the workforce at the First National Bank in Livingston, where she was a greeter and served popcorn on Fridays, which she loved doing. Jerrie, in her spare time, helped her three boys become Eagle Scouts, served turkey dinners at Manifest and traveled around the country through the assistance of Moore Travel and Virginia Turner. Most of all, even during her courageous battle with Alzheimer's, Jerrie was cheerful to everyone she met and never wanted to be a bother to any-one. She made people smile. Family members say there were many people who made Jerrie's life a true delight: The folks at First United Methodist Church, "the bank" (as she called it), all the chil-dren that passed her way through school, the countless scouts from Cub Scouts to Explorers, all the city officials and school board Members, and her class of 1950. They also include Janis, for giving her grandsons Matthew and Jordan; Irma for her granddaughters, Kris-tina and Melanie; Tammy, for Andy and Jake; Jordan and Swanna and Matthew and Abby for three great-grandchildren, Brazos, Mace and Ryder; and kind and supportive daughter-in-law, Cindy McEwen; the loving family at LenRose Place in Beaumont; Odyssey Hospice in Beaumont and Alamo Hospice in Boerne, where she died comforta-bly and at peace on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Her arrangements are with Coch-ran's Funeral Home, under the guidance of the Rev. James Frazier and First United Methodist Church, Livingston. The graveside service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

RUPP
LIVINGSTON -- Harry K. "Butch" Rupp III, 68, of Romayer died on Sept. 2, 2013 in Houston. He was born on Nov. 22, 1944 in Beaumont, to Harry Rupp Jr. and Evelyn (Garrison) Rupp. He was a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Rupp and sister, Robin Gerlufsen. He is survived by his wife, Betty Cromer Rupp of Romayer; brother, Christopher Kyle Rupp of Bay-town; sister, Shelley Rix of Dallas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Beau-mont.

RICHARDSON
LIVINGSTON -- Earl Winfred Richardson, born on Sept. 17, 1927 in Village Mills, to R.S. and Jessie Lee Overstreet Richardson, died on Sept. 17, 2013 in Livingston at the age of 86. Earl is survived by his loving wife, Wilma Louise Williams Richardson; son, Dale M. Richard-son; daughter, Sherlyn Gale Har-buck; brother, Wilburn Richardson; grandsons, Seth Richardson and wife Michele, Frank Harbuck III; granddaughter, Lauren Richardson; great-grandson, Tyler Michael Richardson; great-granddaughter, Taylor Richardson; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Earl was preceded in death by his parents; brother, N. Wayne Richardson and son-in-law, Frank Harbuck Jr. Earl proudly served in the United States Marines and Merchant Ma-rines. He retired from Phillips Pe-troleum after 25 years of service. Earl was a member of Magnolia Hill Baptist Church. A celebration of Earl's life was held on Friday, Sept. 20, at Pace Funeral Home, with the Rev. Billy Brackin officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

BAILEY
LIVINGSTON -- L.E. "Pops" Bailey, born on Sept. 4, 1927, to Hollie and Frances Lilley Bailey in Dallardsville, died on Sept. 18, 2013 in Livingston at the age 86. L.E. is survived by son, Mitch Bailey and wife Betty; daughters, Jettie Ann Bailey and Melody Golden and husband Dixon; grand-children, Rusty Jernigan and wife Tori, Brandi Cooper, Shannon Mat-thews, Shelbi Moore and husband Patrick, Mitch Bailey and wife Lauren, D.D. Golden and wife Ash-ley, Luke Bailey, L.E. Golden, Lane Bailey and Kasey Golden; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Milliken, Joyce Bailey and Maudean Anderson and husband Jack; brother, Bucky Bailey and wife Bobbi; sister-in-law, Deniece Bailey; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. L.E. was preceded in death by his loving wife, Berkie Adeline Mills Bailey; both parents; sisters, Pearl O'Neill and husband Joe, Berniece Watson and husband Walter; brother, Vol Bailey; brother-in-law, Charlie B. Milliken; nephews, Syd-ney O'Neill and Walter Gene Wat-son and great-grandson, Tristian Bailey. L.E. graduated from Big Sandy High School in 1945. He entered the Army and served two years stateside. He married Berkie Mills in 1947 and started barber school in Houston. Upon graduation he worked for Mitch Burchfield at Pop's Barber Shop. Mr. Bailey purchased the shop in the late 60s. He cut hair for 48 years, standing behind the same chair. During that time he learned all there was to know about his clients. He never met anyone who he didn't find out who they were "kin" to, often re-vealing a kinship to him. He always had a story to tell, enduring himself to all who had contact with him. The day he died, he was telling his nurses about their family. He was known for his gentle kindness and colorful stories. Mr. Bailey served at his church, First Baptist Church of Livingston, in many capacities. Included in these were Sunday school superin-tendent, music director, training union and boy's brotherhood teacher. He also served as lead in the area gospel singing conventions and sang in FBC choir where his deep bass voice would resonate throughout the building. A celebration of L.E.'s life was held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Orval Barger officiating. Pallbearers were Rusty Jernigan, Mitch Bailey, D.D. Golden, Luke Bailey, L.E. Golden and Lane Bai-ley (L.E.'s grandsons). Interment was in Big Sandy Cemetery in Dal-lardsville. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

PARKER
LIVINGSTON -- Joan Parker, 76, of Livingston died on Sept. 18, 2013 in Tomball. She was born on Feb. 22, 1937 in Vlissengen, The Netherlands, to Johannes Cornelis and Florence Walker Van Wijk. Mrs. Parker is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Parker Sr. and sister, Muriel Bom-melje. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Maryke Cudd and Pat of Spring and Jacquelyn Parker and David Jackson of Kingwood; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Melissa Parker of Pasadena; daugh-ter, Joanie Knight of Huntsville; sister, Leslie Yan As of West Ko-pelle, The Netherlands; 12 grand-children, Amy Mills, Brian Cudd, Becky Giddens, Bridgett Fitch, Matthew Cudd, Dianna Young, Tiffany Upshaw, Stephanie House, Jeffrey Parker, Michael Parker, Zachary Knight and Cheyenne Knight; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from 1-10 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at Cochran Funeral Home. The Rosary will be said by Deacon Mike Marion at 7 p.m. Monday. A prayer service, conducted by Deacon Mike Marion, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment will be in Houston VA Cemetery in Houston at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Pallbearers will be Brian Cudd, Matthew Cudd, Jeffrey Parker, Zachary Knight, Michael Parker and Charlie Sheppard. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

STANDLEY
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Margaret Millican Standley were held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Damascus Baptist Church in Corrigan. Interment followed in Stryker Cemetery in Corrigan. Mrs. Standley was born April 20, 1929 in Pluck, to William and Mary Dolley Millican, and died peacefully at her residence in Cor-rigan. She had lived in Corrigan for the past 18 years. Margaret married Fred Standley 16 years ago. She was Baptist by faith and attended Damascus Missionary Baptist Church. Margaret enjoyed art work, painting and loved flowers espe-cially yellow roses. She was preceded death by her parents, William and Mary Dolley Millican; brothers, Frances Milli-can, Munk Millican and Charlie Millican; sisters, Dovie Kindrick Standley and Nellie Toler and granddaughter, Michelle Foxworth. Survivors include her loving husband, Fred Standley; son, Jimmy Foxworth of Central; daughters, Margaret Jordan and husband Curtis of Corrigan, Sharita Vest and husband David of Ala-bama and Mary Whitehead of Lou-isiana; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WAGNER
LIVINGSTON -- Benjamin Bruce Wagner Sr., 78, of Onalaska died on Sept. 13, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Nov. 17, 1934 in Marine City, Mich., to Theodore Benedict Wagner and Alvina (Langell) Wagner. Benjamin is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert Wagner and Thomas Wag-ner. He is survived by his wife, Bev-erly Wagner of Onalaska; son and daughter-in-law, John Wagner and Elizabeth of Tuscan, Ariz.; son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin Wagner Jr. and Dawn of Red Granite, Wis.; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Wagner and Anna of Lockhart; son, Michael Wagner of Lockhart; brother and sister-in-law, Theodore Wagner and Nancy of San Antonio; brother and sister-in-law, Carl Wagner and Marilyn of Shelby Township, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Benjamin attended the Revival Center Church of God in Onalaska for eight years. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DRAWE
LIVINGSTON -- Walter Thomas Drawe, born on Jan. 6, 1924 in Fayetteville, to Walter Louis Drawe and Elizabeth Jaloway Drawe, died on Sept. 15, 2013 in Livingston at the age of 89. Walter is survived by grandson, Dennis Dewayne Drawe; sister-in-law, Gloria Murphy; nephews, John Neal Craig, Matt Murphy and wife Sydney, Tommy Murphy and wife Denise and Gary Murphy and wife Adrianne; nieces, Vicki Ochs and husband Kim, Nancy Griffin and husband Ron and Mary Beth Roo-baert and husband Norb; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Walter is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Drawe; son, Dewayne Drawe; sister, Helen Bibb; sister-in-law, Beverie and husband John Ed Craig and brother-in-law, Neal Murphy. Walter served proudly in the United States Air force during World War II. Walter was a mem-ber of the American Legion Post No. 312. He was a long-time mem-ber of First Baptist Church in Livingston. A celebration of Walter's life was held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Pace Funeral Home, with the Rev. Brett Lester officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568 of Livingston. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

MULLINS
LIVINGSTON -- Richard E. Mullins, 80, died on Sept. 14, 2013 in Lufkin. He was born on Aug. 1, 1933 in Harriman, Tenn., to Henry and Byrdie (Jones) Mullins. Richard is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy Mullins; brother, Lawrence Mullins and sister, Ruby Wilson. He is survived by his siblings, Cecile Pauley, Mildred Martin, Louie Mullins, Imogene Arthur and Lucille Spivey and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A graveside service for will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Houston National Cemetery. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HAWS
LIVINGSTON -- Mary Louise Haws, 83, of Livingston died on Sept. 15, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Dec. 17, 1929 in Jack-sonville, to Delmar and Ada (Pierce) Myers. Mary is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James Haws. She is survived by her daughter, Cathie Randall of Tomball; daugh-ter, Gwen Haws of Humble; daugh-ter and son-in-law, Marcia and Vernon Woolley of Livingston; grandchildren, John Randall Jr., Juston Randall, Lee Ann Thomas, Brandon Gaston and Jaime Gaston; nine great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Rosewood Cemetery in Humble, with Bro. Kevan Wood officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

COPELAND
ONALASKA -- Lola Tuzette Copeland, age 92 years and 9 months, died at noon Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, while in the arms of her only child, Wanda Langley, and with other family members present. Lola was born in Lake Charles, La. on Feb. 8, 1921. She was the youngest of five children born to Wade and Missy Savage. She is preceded in death by her husband, Felbert Julette Copeland; mother and father, Wade and Missy Savage; sisters, Emma Cryer and Esther Airhart and brothers, Tracy Savage and Harry Savage. She is survived by her only child, Wanda Langley and her husband Jack; grandchildren, Christy Crummett, Todd Wright and wife SueAnn Wright, Cherrie Ellinwood and husband Dan Ellinwood and Audrey Sue Osborn; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Fillip, Stephen Fillip, Heather Crummett, Dani Wright, Sharon Coutorie, Zackery Ellinwood, Jacob Ellin-wood, Drew Ellinwood, Autumn Childe, Christopher Hebert, Timo-thy Langley, Allison Langley, Cori Langley, Nate and Christine Case-beer and Brooke and Alyssa Ven-tresca and great-great-grandchildren, Nicolas, Cameron, Devin, Charlie and Natalie. She is also survived by her special canine son, Bear. Other special people in her life were Sonny and Ruth Savage, Pat and Charlie Hayes, Brother Mickey and Josey Fountain and all her church family at First Baptist Church in Point Blank. Family members say Lola, or NoNo (called by her grandchil-dren), will always be remembered for her smile and big heart and for her chocolate fried pies and lemon pie. Cooking for family and friends was her greatest joy. Services were held on Wednes-day, Sept. 18, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Mickey Fountain officiating. In-terment followed in Parrish Ceme-tery in Orange. Pallbearers were Stephen Fillip, Donnie Langley, Tim Langley, Ed Landrum, Charlie Hayes, Jack Downing, and Butch Lilley. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

ALMON
ONALASKA -- Daniel Paul Al-mon, 58, of Onalaska died on Sept. 15, 2013 in Onalaska. He was born on Nov. 9, 1954 in Houston, to Clyde and Dorothy (Worden) Al-mon. Daniel is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ronnie Almon and first wife, Rhonda Almon. He is survived by his wife, Erin Almon of Baytown; son and daugh-ter-in-law, Hank and Amber Almon of Clear Lake; daughter and son-in-law, Brandi and Brian Copeland; brother and sister-in-law, Clyde Jr. and Chris Almon of Alvin; brother, Ricky Almon of Onalaska; five grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, at Cochran Funeral Home in Ona-laska, with Jerry Owens officiating. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MATHIS
LIVINGSTON -- Jerry Donald Mathis, 78, of Onalaska died on Sept. 11, 2013 at his residence in Onalaska. He was born on March 25, 1935 in El Centro, Calif., to parents W.L. "Buck" Mathis and Georgia Lee (Brown) Mathis. Jerry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for 25 years. He served in Vietnam and Korea and received numerous medals. He re-tired on Sept. 30, 1976. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; son, Tony Wayne Mathis; brother, Walter Lee Mathis; brother, Melvin Ray Mathis; younger sister, Thurzia Faye Mathis Corker; brother, Robert "Bobby" Wayne Mathis and two nephews. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Mathis of Onalaska; daughter and son-in-law, Susan Annette Freeman and Kevin of Palestine; son and daughter-in-law, Craig Hopkins and Heidi of Cy-press; grandson, Clayton Shane Goss and Carissa of Garrison; grandchildren, Amanda Annette Goss and Jason of Crystal Beach, Halle Hopkins, Camden Hopkins and Chloe Hopkins; three great-granddaughters, Cailin Goss, Kel-sie Petitt and Caylee Goss; siblings, R. Alene Mathis Cunningham, Ge-rald Glen Mathis and Linda Kay Mathis Smith; 22 nieces and neph-ews and numerous other relatives and friends. Jerry was escorted to his grave by the Patriot Guard Riders and his pallbearers, Kenneth Smith, Jimmy Cunningham, Kevin Smith, Kerry Smith, Jerry Mathis, David Mathis, Lance Mathis and Tony Mathis. Honorary pallbearers included Dr. Steven Feld, Dr. B. Reddy, Kevin Freeman and Clayton Goss. Services were held Saturday, Sept. 14, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Military honors were provided by the Fort Polk Honor Guard. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CONES
LIVINGSTON -- Walter Amos Cones III, 81, of Leggett died on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Lufkin. Mr. Cones was born on March 25, 1932 to Houston, to Walter Amos Cones, Sr. and Ruth (Elen-der) Cones. He was married to Rita Cones. He worked for the Texas Highway Department and was also a barber. He was involved in the Masonic Lodge during his early years. Mr. Cones is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rita Cones; twin brothers, Roy and Ray Cones; brother, Sonny Cones and two grandsons, Shane Ray Fan and Rodney Lynn McCandless. He is survived by his daughter, Latrell Cupit of Leggett; daughter, Pamela Collier of Leggett; daughter and spouse, Brenda Thompson and Larry of Groesbeck; son, Walter Amos Cones IV of Leggett; daugh-ter, Rhonda McCandless of Hum-ble; son, William Ray Cones of Leggett; grandchildren, Randy, Shawn, Jamie, Ron, Aaron, Jeffrey, Lee, Misty, Dana, Brandi, Ashley and Chassity; great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Destiny, Shyli, Cathryne, Kaelyn, Karly-Jo and Monica; sib-ling, Carol Kay Babbs and numer-ous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Randall Hendry, Timmy Cones, Brian Hickman, Jamie Sumner, Ron Sumner and Kenny Babbs. Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

THOMAS
LIVINGSTON -- Isadorah Tho-mas, born Jan. 3, 1912, died in Houston on Sept. 9, 2013 at the age of 101. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Visi-tation will be held before the ser-vice, beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Jones Prairie Ceme-tery in Leggett. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SINCLAIR
LIVINGSTON -- Patricia Ann Sinclair, 82, of Livingston died on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Livingston. She was born on May 21, 1931 in Abilene, to Cody and Opal Powell Graham. Patricia is preceded in death by her parents and three sisters. She is survived by her husband, Waymon Sinclair of Livingston; two sons and two daughters-in-law and one daughter, Lewis and Susan Sinclair of Cedar Park, Vicki Lynn Sinclair of Seabrook and Byron and Lisa Sinclair of Austin; four grand-children, Ashley Sinclair, Abbey Sinclair, Victoria Graham and Alexander Graham; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Jo Ann Gra-ham of San Angelo and three sis-ters, Jody Jett of San Angelo, Peggy Chase of Mobile, Ala. and Maxine Bunyard of San Angelo. Visitation was held at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

GASSIOTT
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Herbert Wayne Gassiott, 74, of Corrigan were held Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in the Corrigan Fu-neral Home Chapel, with Lesly Wilkinson officiating. Interment followed in Stryker Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Gassiott was born Nov. 18, 1938 in Polk County and died Sat-urday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Lufkin. He was member and deacon of Stryker Baptist Church in Corrigan. He worked all his life as a rancher and logger. He loved anything with four legs, especially cattle and horses. He was known as a devoted husband and father and a generous and hard-working man. He was well known for his story-telling and tall tales. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Joseph Gassiott and Gussie Mae (Deggs) Gassiott. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vera L. (Falkner) Gassiott of Corrigan; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Bobby Maxey of Corrigan and Nancy and Todd Ste-vens of Lufkin; grandchildren, Amanda and Jason Watson of Oak-dale, La., April Maxey of Corrigan, William Maxey of Corrigan and Brittain and Briley Stevens of Lufkin; great-grandchildren, Lexi Hankla, Jack Hankla and Lillie Grace Watson; brothers and sisters, Illene and Corley Parker of Willis, Annie Rocka of Corrigan, Earl and Virginia Gassiott of Port Neches, Nathan Gassiott of Corrigan, Joe and Barbara Gassiott of Waskom, Donald Gassiott of Corrigan, Re-becca Bocanegra of Huntsville and Linda and Tommy Richmond of Corrigan; numerous nieces, neph-ews, cousins and other relatives and friends and special friend, James Arthur "Cuz" Deggs. Pallbearers were Larry Maxey, Hal Hubbard Jr., Michael Gassiott, Kevin Gassiott, Jarrod Griffith, Brandon Gassiott and Robert Rayner. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

FREITAG
LIVINGSTON -- Billy Joe "BJ" Freitag, 82, died on Sept. 8, 2013 with his daughters surrounding him. He was born on Feb. 26, 1931 in Oak Hill, to the Rev. George and Dorothy Freitag. He married and started his family in 1951. In 1960 BJ moved his family to Houston. There he started his beloved Star Concrete Construction Company and spent the next 35 years grow-ing it into a successful business. He served as president of the Houston Contractor's Association and was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. BJ is preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Patricia; his par-ents; two brothers, Bobby and Boyd and son, James. He is survived by three daugh-ters, Linda Horton and husband Art, Debbie Baker and husband Rick and Pam Dyson and husband Brad; sister, Betty Anderson; brothers, Boyce and Brent; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at Jersey Village Baptist Church, 16518 Jersey Drive, Houston, with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests that memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Soci-ety. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

JOHNSON
LIVINGSTON -- Kenneth Wayne Johnson Sr., 47, of Ace died on Aug. 28, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Jan. 8, 1966 in Houston, to Glenn and Bessie (McKenzie) Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Leea Johnson of Ace; daughter, Kendall Noelle Johnson of Jacksonville; son, Kenneth Johnson Jr. of Ace; stepdaughters, Dalinda Barber of Frankford, Ky., Paula Nallard of Ft. Worth and Leea Burchfield of Kountze; brothers, Guy Johnson and son Dustin Johnson of Ace, Richard Johnson of Ace and Tho-mas and wife Sherri Johnson and children of Onalaska; sister, Janice and husband Harold Appel of Mis-souri; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bobby John-son. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PETTY
ONALASKA -- Marilynn Fern Petty, 70, of Humble died on Sept. 2, 2013 at her home in Humble. She was born on May 20, 1943 in Houston, to Elmer Floyd Crane and Kathryn A. Hiatt. Marilynn is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Petty; father, Elmer Crane; stepfather, A.J. McDonald; sister-in-law and best friend, Jean Weymer; great-great-niece, Jena Dawson; niece, Bobbie Jo Bennett and nephew, Ricky Crane. She is survived by her mother, Kathryn McDonald of New Caney; daughter and sons-in-law, Helen Thomas and Robert of Spring and Laura Dethloff and Scott of Trinity; sister, Elna Haycraft of Madison-ville; brother, Joe Crane; brother, E.F. Crane of Bryan; sister, Brenda Lanier and husband Steve of Geor-gia; sister, Linda Morrison and husband Ronnie of New Caney; grandchildren, Lorrie Carrico and husband Jamie, Tyler Dethloff, Stormy Dethloff, Andrew Dethloff, Hunter Dethloff, Alisha Dethloff, Ace Thomas and Missy Thomas; in-laws, Joyce Evans of Hockley, Roland and Helen Sims of San An-tonio and Richard Weymer of Cor-pus Christi and numerous other relatives and friends. Services were held on Friday, Sept. 6, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Pastor Harold Francis officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

RANDALL
LIVINGSTON -- Raelyn Paige Randall died on Sept. 1, 2013 at the age of one month and 23 days old. Raelyn was born on July 9, 2013 in Livingston, to Coleman Glenn Randall and Shelby Nicole Peavy. Raelyn is survived by her par-ents: mother, Shelby Nicole Peavy of Livingston and father, Coleman Randall of Livingston; grand-mother, Mandy Cecil of Living-ston; grandfather, Matthew Peavy of Cypress; grandparents, Keith and Mary Randall of Livingston; great-grandmother, Bonita Randall of Livingston; great-grandmother, Twila Purse of Illinois; great-grandfather, Andy Cecil of Illinois; great-grandparents, Kim and Bob Collins of Onalaska; great-grandmother, Connie Peavy of Cy-press; great-great-grandmother, Violet Richey of Illinois; great-great-great-grandmother, Nanny Peavy of Silsbee; aunt, Paige Peavy; uncles, Matthew Peavy, Randon Peavy, Ryder Peavy and Clay Randall and numerous other relatives. Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Dickie Boddie officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

ROCKFORD
LIVINGSTON -- Dale Alton Rockford, known as Rocky to eve-ryone, was born on Feb. 8, 1927 in Battle Creek, Neb. Rocky embarked upon a career in the U.S. Army. He proudly served in World War II, two tours in Ko-rea and two tours in Vietnam. He was on call for the Bay of Pigs. Rocky has a box full of medals for his service to America. After World War II ended, Rocky met his Ger-man wife, Edie. Edie is from Ber-lin, Germany. They were married for 65 years, upon his untimely demise on Sept. 4, 2013. The cou-ple had one daughter, Pamela Lynn Rockford, a retired hematologist. After 20 years of serving his country, Rocky retired from the military. He accepted a position with the Federal Reserve Bank in Houston. When he retired from the Fed, he and his wife moved to their second home in Livingston. Rocky and Edie were very active with VFW Post 8568. Rocky's stone marker is prominently dis-played at the front of the VFW. He was an Honor Guard for many years. Rocky was known by his friendly smile and the ease in which he could have a conversation with anyone. You would often hear him singing or humming the song, "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You." Rocky and his family lived in many regions. His friends are all over the globe. His favorite pastime was to travel in his R.V. He was a member of the Escapees Club in Livingston. Long retired from the military, yet you could always see your reflection in his freshly polished boots. Rocky's family said he wanted everyone to celebrate his life, share stories, and rejoice that he is now with our Heavenly Father. He asked for no funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, 18430 KZ Road, Cy-press, TX 77433 in honor of Dale Alton Rockford (Rocky). Family members ask that you please men-tion his name. His five dogs and cats were pure joy for him. There will be a small memorial service at the Escapees Club for Rocky. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HILTON
LIVINGSTON -- Donald Mau-rice Hilton Sr., born on Sept. 5, 1953 in Livingston, to Earl Hilton and Doris Elizabeth Blackerby Hil-ton, died on Sept. 5, 2013 in Broaddus at the age of 60. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Wendy Bates Hil-ton; sons, Donald Hilton Jr., Wil-liam Hilton and Donnie Paul Hil-ton; brothers, Ed Hilton and David Hilton; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jackie Hilton; mother-in-law, Sandra Hilton; sis-ter, Samantha Hilton and grandpar-ents. A memorial service will be an-nounced at a later date. Pace Fu-neral Home is in charge of ar-rangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

CAIN
LIVINGSTON -- Frederick "Nubbin" Cain, 78, of Segno died on Sept. 1, 2013 in Conroe. He was born on Nov. 28, 1934 in Segno, to John Wesley and Jessie Elizabeth (Sumrall) Cain. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Neda Cain; son, Jerry Cain; sister, Novelle Cox and brothers, Marshall and Vernon Cain. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Wesley Cain and Amy of Segno; son, Londie Cain of Segno; grandchildren, Lora Cain, John Cain and Casey Cain, all of Segno and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Mitchell Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. Pallbearers will be Billy Wil-liams, O.A. Cain, Pook Cain, Gary Holland, Michael Cain and Virgil Cain. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Williams, Abe Cox, Don Griffin and Ben Acre. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

THOMPSON
LIVINGSTON -- Carolyn Louise Thompson, 60, of Crosby died on Aug. 29, 2013 in Houston. She was born on Aug. 12, 1953 in Milling-ton, Tenn., to Robert Fraizer and Patricia Hoffman. Carolyn is survived by her chil-dren, Trish Purkhiser and husband David of Humble and Jason Thompson and wife Savanna of Hankamer; father, Robert Fraizer of Livingston; brother and girl-friend, Charles Fraizer and Lynn Guerrero of Tomball; grandchil-dren, D.J. Purkhiser, Matthew Purkhiser, Jonathan Purkhiser, Jacob Purkhiser and Bailey Thompson; best friend, Tony Lucci of Crosby; friend, Cate Boyles of Onalaska; friends, Dave and Brian of Houston; nephews, Chris Fraizer and Bryan Fraizer, both of Houston and a host of friends from the Houston Gem and Mineral Society. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Dr. Sam Purkhiser officiating. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BARKER
LIVINGSTON -- Truman "Pete" Barker, 83, of Livingston died on Sept. 1, 2013 in Lufkin. He was born on Dec. 7, 1929 in Polk County, to Weldon Bill Barker and Vergie Collum. Bill Barker passed away and Vergie then married Rufus McPike, whom Pete knew as his father. Pete served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1952 and was stationed in Germany. He worked for United Energy Resources for 31 years, from May 1954 to March 1986. He was a member of Jones Prairie Baptist Church; he served in many areas of the church including church deacon and Sunday school director. He is preceded in death by his fa-ther, Weldon Bill Barker; mother, Vergie McPike; stepfather, Rufus McPike and brother, Fred Allen McPike. He is survived by his wife, Harva Barker; sons, Allen Barker and wife Nancy, Glen Barker and wife Tammy and Mark Barker and wife Charlotte; brother, Roy McPike and wife Linda; six grandchildren, Kaleb Barker, Jared Barker, Blake Meshell, Taylor Barker, Lauren Barker and Savannah Barker; one great-grandson, Evan Pete Barker and numerous other relatives and friends. Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Dean Boyd officiating, assisted by Bro. Royce Pennington and Bro. Glen Price. Interment followed in Alex-ander Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Kaleb Barker, Jared Barker, Blake Meshell, Doug Casper, Paul Parrish and Larry Bul-lock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice in the Pines or Jones Prairie Baptist Church. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HOPE
LIVINGSTON -- Russell Dean Hope, 77, died unexpectedly at his home in Livingston on Aug. 10, 2013. He was the son of Clifton B. Hope and Sadie Smith Hope of Prattsville, Ark. He was born May 6, 1936 in Prattsville, Ark. He was known as a quiet, unas-suming man who loved the Lord and encouraged others. Private arrangements will be made, and he will be buried with his family in Philadelphia Ceme-tery in Prattsville, Ark. Anyone wishing to make a donation in his honor may make so to the Polk County Peace Officers' Association, 208 W. Church St., Livingston, TX 77351 ATTN: Leon Middleton.

DARAY
ONALASKA -- Donald Maurice Daray, 71, of Onalaska died on Aug. 23, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on July 9, 1942 in New Orleans, La., to John and Margue-rite (Darcy) Daray. Donald is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert Daray and Lisa; grandchildren, Steve, Kyla, Blake and Harlan; longtime friend, Robert Fisher; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. In-terment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Visitation will be held Saturday morning, before the service, begin-ning at 8 a.m. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PARKER
BAYTOWN -- Grace Garrett Parker, 94, of Tomball died on Aug. 27, 2013 in a Tomball as-sisted living center. She was born Oct. 8, 1918 in Houston, to Roland Garrett and Josie Arnold. She was raised in IOOF and Rebekah's Home for Widows and Orphans in Corsicana from Dec. 8, 1932. Mrs. Parker graduated from the orphanage in 1937, and continued to be close to and remembered those who still lived there. She rarely missed the opportunity to attend homecoming to visit her brothers and sisters at this self-contained "beautiful home." After Mrs. Parker graduated, she lived with a foster father, Porter B. Rawson, until her marriage to Mose Parker in 1941. Later, she and her husband took care of Mr. Rawson in their home until his death. She owned a beauty shop and en-joyed serving her customers as a beautician. Mrs. Parker also en-joyed sewing and knitting and made countless afghans for others. She was always ready to knit. Mrs. Parker was a member of Wooster Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Livingston. She lived in Indian Springs, outside of Livingston, from 1967 to 2010. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mose Parker; stepson, Richard Parker; brothers, Henry and Hank Garrett; sisters, Lorene Garrett Tilley and Louella Garrett Hagel and daughter-in-law, Jean Parker. Mrs. Parker is survived by her son, Kenneth Parker and wife Mikie of Metaire, La.; grandchil-dren, Rick Parker, Traci Dubuis-son, Nancy Patterson, David Greg-ory Parker and Shelley Parker and great-grandchild, Ema Dubuisson. A service was held on Friday, Aug. 30, in the chapel of Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests that memorial donations be made to the IOOF Bell Tower Me-morial, c/o Jessie Arnold, IOOF Field Crest St., Arlington, Texas 76012. Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, Baytown, was in charge of arrangements. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.crespoandjirrels.com.

HULIN
LIVINGSTON -- W.R. "Bill" Hulin, 94, of Segno died on Aug. 28, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on July 27, 1919 in Sulphur, La., to Ulysses and Vivian (Carlin) Hulin. Bill is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gean Ellis Hulin, whom he married on Oct. 29, 1946 in Beaumont; brother, James Tho-mas Ulan; sister, Inez Kent and grandchild, Jodie Lynn Buckner. He is survived by his daughters, Sondra Cain of Segno and Linda Buckner and husband Billy of Beaumont; son, Bill Hulin and wife Mirna of Galena Park; grandchil-dren, Billie Gean Bradbury and Brandon, Paul Cain and Tanya, Kimberly and Trey Lewis, Leigh Ann and Colby White, Justin Hu-lin, Erica Cuellar, Mitchell Cuellar, Myrna and Daniel Sandvoal; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian Allen of Henderson and numerous other relatives and friends. Mr. Hulin was a past member of the Segno Fire Department and the Silsbee Fire Department. He was also a member of Kountze Pine Lodge No. 642 AF&AM and Sun-flower Baptist Church. He honored his country by his service during WWII in the U.S. Army. Services were held Saturday, Aug. 31, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Mitchell Murphy officiating. In-terment followed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. Military hon-ors were provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Paul Cain, Justin Hulin, Wade Cain, Bo Tolar, Mike Schwark, Brandon Bradbury, Bill Locke and Glen Carpenter. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WINLAND
LIVINGSTON -- Tim Allen Winland, born on Sept. 24, 1957 in Lutcher, La., to Milton and Jean Winland, died unexpectedly at his home in Goodrich at the age of 55. Tim was a beloved brother, uncle and friend to many. Tim was vet-eran of the United States Navy; the service to his country and commu-nity will never be forgotten. He is survived by his two broth-ers, Chris Winland and Jack Winland; sister, Jody Shawa; nieces, Melanie and Karen; neph-ews, Chris, Jack and Jason; numer-ous other relatives and a host of friends. A memorial service will be an-nounced at a later date. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

TARVER
CORRIGAN -- Graveside ser-vices for Harold Clifford Tarver Sr., 82, of Leggett will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett, with the Rev. Johnny Robinson officiating. Mr. Tarver was born June 19, 1931 in Harrisonburg, La. and died Saturday, Aug. 24, in Elkhart, Texas. He retired from the United States Army in 1974 where he proudly served his country for 20 years. He was member of the Pentecostal Fellowship. He was known as "Dobbin" to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was known as someone who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae (Cardwell) Tarver; parents, John Wesley and Marie A. (Kelly) Tarver; brothers, Jay Jay Tarver and Jimmy Tarver and sisters, Glades Joy and Adena Cirillo. Mr. Tarver is survived by his sis-ter, Maggie Weatherly and husband James of Smithville; twin brother, Carrol Tarver of Houston; sons and daughters, Phyllis Herron and hus-band John of Oakwood, Harold Clifford Tarver Jr. and wife Polly of Florida, Vickie West and hus-band Eddie of Warren, Michael Reed and wife Suntree of Houston and Toni Mouton of Buffalo; 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and other family and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HILTON
LIVINGSTON -- Earl Hilton, born on Sept. 6, 1930 in Leggett, to Sam Smith and Margaret Corzine Hilton, died on Aug. 25, 2013 at the age of 82. Earl is survived by children, Ed-ward Hilton and wife Donna, Donnie Hilton and wife Wendy, David Hilton, Sam McGee and wife Sandy, Lila Ceaser and hus-band Steve, Paula Waller and Con-sandra Bates; 12 grandchildren; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Earl was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sandra Hilton; daughter, Samantha Hilton and son, Jackie Hilton. A celebration of Earl's life will be held at a later date. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

KERVIN
LIVINGSTON -- Billy Elton Kervin died in Conroe on Aug. 26, 2013. He was born on Oct. 25, 1926 in Holly Grove, to William Morgan Kervin and Sallie Martha Rhodes. He grew up in Holly Grove and graduated from Hardin High School. He enlisted in the army in June of 1945 and was hon-orably discharged in December of 1946. In 1985, Bill retired from Brown and Root after 28 years of service. He loved to deer hunt, raise cattle, and bale hay. He was a member of Trinity Masonic Lodge No. 14 in Livingston and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of Holly Grove Baptist Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent. He was a member of the Arizona Creek Hunting Club for many years and served as an officer of that club. He is survived by his wife, Doro-thy Mae Cain Kervin; daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Billy Mitchell of Hardin and Rhonda and Robert Aldrich of Hardin; step-daughter, Beverly Stutts Worthing-ton and husband David of Naples, Fla.; stepson, Virgil Stutts and wife Sheila of Segno; sisters, Dorothy Shivers and husband John of Mag-nolia, Faye Cain and husband Olan of Segno, Carol Griffin and hus-band Jimmy of Segno and Sue Edge and husband Buddy of Holly Grove; brother, Elba Kervin of Votaw; grandchildren, Amanda Mitchell and partner Eric Rhodes of Dayton, Tanya Rich and hus-band Gary of Dayton, Jeri Sonnier and husband David of Segno, Char-lotte Jackson and husband Gary of Kingwood, Julie Bourgoin and husband Tom of Boston, Mass., Dawn Rivera of Magnolia, Joel Danforth and wife Yesenia of New York, Kelly Wesley of Houston, Tessa Marriott and husband Steve of Willis and Virgil "L.B." Stutts and wife Karla of Pflugerville; great-grandchildren, Gracie Mitchell, Derk Mitchell, Morgan Rhodes, Kelton Rhodes, Keith Rich and wife Nicki, Jessica Burke and husband Chris, Katie Carroll and husband Chance, Mindy Bielss and husband Otto, Tom Jackson, Abi-gail Jackson, Frazier Bourgoin, Nate Bourgoin, Victoria Rivera, Isabella Rivera, Sophia Rivera, Sarah Stutts, Rene Stutts, Stephen Lawson, Lane Robinson and Lon-don Marriott and great-great-grandchildren, Kylee Rich, Laikyn Rich, Aubrey Burke, Kyler Bielss and Carson Carroll. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, J. Carlton "Buddy" Kervin and Bradford Kervin. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with burial following in Holly Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are Gary Jackson, David Sonnier, L.B. Stutts, Ernie Richardson, John Shivers Jr., Ray Kervin, Mike Kervin and Victoria Rivera. Honorary pallbearers are Leamon Roy Cain, Charles Wil-liams, David Brackin and John Smith. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CAMERON
GROVETON -- Evelyn Marie Cameron, 90, of Shepherd was born on May 22, 1923, to John Wesley Wright and Artie (Brown) Wright, and died Aug. 25, 2013 at her residence in Shepherd. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Marshall Cam-eron; her parents and her siblings, Elvin Wright, Vernon Wright, Cur-tis Wright and Willie Mae Wright Fry. Survivors include her two sons, Floyd Eugene Cameron of Shep-herd and Donald Ray Cameron and wife Winnie of Shepherd; daughter, Lisa Pond of Shepherd; 15 grand-children and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Cart-wright Memorial Chapel of the Groveton Funeral Home in Grove-ton. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in Bennett Cemetery in Groveton-Centerville, with Bro. Melvin Holyfield officiating. Burial will follow. Groveton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to grovetonfuneral-home.com.

VOGT
LIVINGSTON -- Thomas F. Vogt Jr. of Livingston was born on Dec. 23, 1956 in Houston. Thomas was the beloved son of Thomas F. Vogt and Mary Jane Vogt. He died on Aug. 24, 2013 in Livingston. He is survived by his mother, Mary Jane Vogt; sisters, Barbara L. Hagan, Susan Jordan and husband David, Deborah Creppon and hus-band Joe and Lisa Harless; aunts, Barbara Cox, Carol Siler and Shirley Siler; uncle, Randy Siler; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Thomas is preceded in death by grandparents; father, Thomas F. Vogt and his infant brother, Tho-mas Floyd Vogt. A celebration of Thomas's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Orval Barger officiating. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

PARKER
LIVINGSTON -- Dorothy Vir-ginia Parker, 90, of Conroe died on Aug. 19, 2013 in Conroe. She was born on Jan. 5, 1923 in Onalaska, to Maurice Lee Martin and Hazel (Haynes) Martin. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Everett Parker and brother, Oscar Lee Mar-tin. She is survived by her daughters, Linda O'Bannon of Livingston and Jeanie Tierling and husband Ken of Conroe; grandchildren, Tammy Ezernack, Elaine Guidry, Dena Benner and Michael Campbell; great-grandchildren, Stephen Ha-vard, James Dean Ezernack, Amber Pulvino, Chase Guidry, Shelby Pierce, Parker O'Bannon, Matison Benner, Jess Shows, Brittany Trav-erse, Dac Campbell and Mackenzie Benner; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Melford (Nig) Martin and wife Nell and numerous other relatives and friends. Dorothy is the past president of the VFW Post 8568 Auxiliary and past president of the district for Post 8568. She was also a past member of Beta Sigma Phi Soror-ity. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor Brian Dominguez officiat-ing. Interment will follow in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday. Pallbearers will be Michael Campbell, Dac Campbell, Stephen Havard, Chase Guidry, Parker O'Bannon, James "Flip" Benner, Michael Pulvino and Jess Shows. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Martin, Matt Martin, Kerry Wayne Martin, Ricky Martin, Bill Reeves and Scott Martin. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MILLER
LIVINGSTON -- Geneva Miller, 83, of Houston died on Aug. 18, 2013 in Humble. Geneva was born on Jan. 24, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Herman Dancy and Mary Lee (Pruitt) Dancy. Geneva is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Er-man Patricia Boyd. She is survived by her husband, Dean Miller of Houston; daughters, Mary L. Noaker of Leeds, Ala., Velma Stranes of Victoria and Joetta Peoples of Pell City, Ala.; son, Herman McConnell; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. A graveside service was held Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MCKINNEY
LIVINGSTON -- Clista Dawn McKinney, 30, of Houston died on Aug. 16, 2013 in Kingwood. Clista was born on Jan. 6, 1983 in Con-roe, to James Timothy McKinney and Melisa Ann Miller. Clista is preceded in death by her grandfather, Jimmy Wayne Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Abriyah Hambric of Houston; fa-ther of her daughter, Steven Ham-bric of New Caney; father, James McKinney of New Caney; mother, Melisa Miller of Onalaska; step-mother, Cosette McKinney of New Caney; grandmother, Hazel Briles of New Caney; grandfather, George McKinney of Cleveland; grand-mother, Frances Smith of Ona-laska; grandfather and step-grandmother, Jim and Norma Miller of New Caney; grandpar-ents, Ron and Faylene Paulsen of Charter Oak, Iowa; brother, James McKinney of Manning, Iowa; sis-ter, Jessica McKinney of Manning, Iowa; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry McKinney and Kassy of Manning, Iowa; brother, Jake McKinney of New Caney; brother, Christopher "Beef" Richardson of Tomball; sister, Keshia Richardson of New Caney; sister, Shelbe Richardson of Cleveland; brother, Jeffrey Woodyard of Hughes Springs; nieces and nephews, Han-nah McKinney, Hayle McKinney, Embry Blair, Brett Richardson and Landyn McKinney; a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held Monday, Aug. 19, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. James Georges and Bishop Hooks offici-ating. Interment followed in Pace-Stancil Memorial Park Cemetery in Cleveland. Pallbearers were James McKin-ney, Jerry McKinney, Jake McKin-ney, Joshua Folsom, Chris "Beef" Richardson, B.J. Barksdale, Steven Hambric and Steven Miller. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SNIDER
LIVINGSTON -- Evelyn Coch-ran Snider, born on Sept. 9, 1945 in Honduras, to Carlston "Charles" and Agnes Ebanks McNab, died on Aug. 17, 2013 in Houston at the age of 67. Evelyn is survived by her son, Robert Cochran and wife Kirsten of Florida; daughter, Virlene Guzman and husband Jose of Houston; grandchildren, Raphael, Bernardo, Maximilian and Elliot; brothers, Mervin McNab of Honduras and Harvey McNab of Honduras; sister, Dora Ebanks of Conroe; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Charles McNab. Evelyn had moved to the United States in 1971. Family members say she lived life on her own terms and in death did no different. Eve-lyn was known as a most independ-ent, loyal, strong and loving mother, daughter, grandmother and friend. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefu-neral.com.

MCCLOUD
NEW ORLEANS, LA. -- Lear-lean McCloud died on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Macks Lands and Lillie B. Polk. sister of Gloria (Ossie) Johns and Addie Mae Oliphant, both of Hous-ton, Jeraldine (Willie) McCloud of Corrigan and late Ludie and Unice Ann Oliphant. She is also survived by caregivers, John and Sylvia Powell of New Orleans, La. A native of Corrigan, she was a graduate of Lincoln High School and a member of Bethel CME Church, both in St. Augustine, Texas. Funeral services were held Sat-urday, Aug. 24, at Littlejohn Fu-neral Home in New Orleans, with interment following in Holt Ceme-tery.

CHILDRESS
LIVINGSTON -- Charles Ray Childress, 66, of Livingston died on Aug. 21, 2013 in Livingston. Charles was born on July 27, 1947 in Houston, to Marshall Childress and Kathryn Cordell. Charles is preceded in death by his father and brother, Richard Childress. He is survived by his daughters, Carolyn and husband Alex Melendez of Humble, Michelle Purcell of Conroe and Amanda Childress of Waukesha, Wis.; mother and stepfather, Kathryn and Richard Patterson of Livingston; sisters, Vicki Childress of Livingston and Sharon and husband Kenny Sangster of Livingston; brothers, Gary Childress of Livingston and Stacy Childress of Houston; grandchildren, Jeremy Barziza, Jenna Keena, Jennifer Musgraves, Justin Musgraves, Jor-dann Hardcastle, Jacob Hardcastle, Henry Morgan and Penn Morgan; great-grandchildren, Branden Keena and Alizabeth Keena; nu-merous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

TUCKER
LIVINGSTON -- James H. Tucker was born Sept. 26, 1935 in Little Rock, Ark., to Dewey H. Tucker and Cora L. Spencer Tucker. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957 during the Korean conflict, honoring his country. James met the love of his life and married Barbara Lee on March 22, 1956 in California. James died on Aug. 21, 2013 at his residence in Livingston. He is preceded in death by two sons, James Calvin Tucker and Richard Wayne Tucker; his parents, Dewey and Cora Tucker; five sisters; three brothers; one granddaughter, Adrian M. Bowling; one son-in-law, Robert D. Schlageter and numerous nieces and nephews. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara Lee Tucker of Livingston; daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and John Avery of Jasper, Ellen and Doug Frankie of Spring and Debbie and Bill Bowling of Lufkin; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Beverly Tucker of Evergreen and James D. and Tonya Tucker of Livingston; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Linda Sue Vaughn and husband Bobby Joe of Conroe and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor Craig Tucker Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Ruby Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Kristian Tucker, Michael Lybrand, Munro Tucker, Charles Harp, Charles Allen Steward and Kenneth Sims. Honorary pallbearers will be all of the grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BRATTON
LIVINGSTON -- James Clarence Bratton Jr., known to friends and loved ones as "Blinky," died Satur-day, Aug. 18, 2013. James was a cherished son, an adored brother, a die-hard friend, a fun uncle, and a loved cousin. He was born at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston on May 17, 1984, to James Bratton Sr. and Barbara Bratton. He grew up in and around Livingston. As a kid, he was the youngest of three and the only son, doted on by sisters and cousins. He was known as someone who was relentlessly curious and quick with a smile, and picked up his first guitar at the age of four. As a young man, he was selfless, intelligent and thoughtful. Many nights found him playing Metallica riffs on an electric guitar, working on his car, or deep in con-versation on the front porch of his uncle's house, or standing around a campfire, laughing with friends. He traveled Canada and the U.S. ex-tensively for work, and briefly lived in Torrence, Calif. before returning to Livingston in 2012. He is survived by his mother and father; sisters, Rose Maltby of Houston and Catherine Kennedy of Livingston; four nieces; one nephew and many cousins, aunts and uncles. A private memorial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31; contact fam-ily members for details.

NETTLES
LIVINGSTON -- Henry Weldon Nettles was born in Livingston on June 20, 1923. He grew up in Polk County surrounded by a large group of loving cousins, aunts and uncles. He was married for 48½ years to his best friend and soul mate, Doro-thy Merle Wilson. During those years, family members say their life redefined the word togetherness and they were sometimes called the Siamese twins, as they were always together at work, play, hunting, fishing, volunteering in their com-munity or holding blood drives. Theirs was a marriage based on love, trust and a deep commitment to their family and friends. Weldon serviced his country in the United States Navy and World War II. He was known as a quiet man, so some people never knew about his great sense of humor. He made each and every one of his kids, grandkids and friends feel special in their own way, and they say he always took the time to listen and really hear what they had to say. He died on Friday, July 26, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Letha Nettles; sister, Leneigh Nettles; aunt, Annie Bell Nettles and stepmother, Irene Nettles. He is survived by his wife, Doro-thy Nettles of Moss Hill; children, Daniel Nettles and wife Terry of La Porte, Linda Hinklin of Silsbee and Debbie Janssen of Moss Hill; grandchildren, Leah Shotwell, Shana Arnold, Janelle Janssen, Heather Breland, Amber Hildebrand and Carrie Huff; great-grandchildren, Brittany Shaw, Kel-sey Arnold, Tristan Arnold, Preston Arnold, Blake Vest, Kamdem Bre-land, Brayden Wilson, Morgan Hildebrand, Tyler Hildebrand, Landan Huff and Amelia Huff and great-great-grandchildren, Lyric Shaw, Lorelai Shaw and Carter Arnold. A service of remembrance was held Monday, July 29, at Faith and Family Funeral Services Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Don Hinklin.

MOCHMAN
GROVETON -- Funeral services for Joe Barton Mochman, 76, of Corrigan were held on Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Groveton Fu-neral Home Cartwright Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Araif officiating. Interment followed in Sumpter Cemetery. Mr. Mochman was born on Dec. 8, 1936 in Groveton, in the Syl-vester community. He died on July 26, 2013 at his residence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Church of Christ in Corrigan. He worked as a boilermaker, welder, logger, contractor, and a truck driver, but was retired at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Franklin Mochman and Berniece Edell Wright Mochman and sisters, Dorothy Jean Fontenot and Hattie Marie Mochman. Survivors include his wife, Tom-mie Stevenson Mochman of Corri-gan; daughter, Marilyn and hus-band Bernard Correia of Pearland; son, Leslie and wife Sherry Mochman of Corrigan; son, Aaron and wife Stefanie Mochman of Groveton; daughter, Kariann and husband Michael Hart of Corrigan; brothers, James and Doris Mochman of Deer Park and Bobby and Peggy Mochman of LaPorte; sister, Evonne Reynolds of Sugar Land and 10 grandchildren: Parker Correia, Brooke Mochman, Hayley Hart, Tiffany Hart, Baxter Correia, Christis Mochman, Nikki Mochman, Jaden Hart, Karlee Mochman and Logan Hart. Pallbearers were Parker Correia, Carl Thomas, Danny Gleaton, Wil-liam King, Jason Lawson, and Jessie Mize. Honorary pallbearers were Jaden Hart and Baxter Cor-reia. Groveton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ADAMS
LIVINGSTON -- Charles M. Adams, 81, of Livingston died on July 28, 2013 in Livingston. Charles was born on Dec. 18, 1931 in Kirbyville, to Elmer Ernest Ad-ams and Mildred Catherine Wilson. Charles became a member of the Livingston Volunteer Fire Depart-ment, Unit No. 5, in 1970. He was a charter member of VFW Post 8568 and of Soda Baptist Church. Charles married Delores Deen Al-bright on March 23, 1956 in Bay-town. Charles is preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Edward Adams and sister, Janice Gilbert. He is survived by his wife, Delores Adams of Livingston; son, Larry Charles Adams and wife Lisa of Bryan; son, Mark Allen Adams of Livingston; son, Timothy Paul Adams and wife Karen of Good-rich; daughter, Deena Darlene Recker and husband Anthony of Batavia, Iowa; son, David Dwane Adams and wife Diane of Cleve-land; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Hugh Ad-ams of Spurger; sisters, Shirley Arnold of Lumberton and Ear-nestine Turpin of Saginaw and nu-merous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Larry Adams, Mark Adams, Timothy Adams, David Adams, Anthony Recker, and Travis Tullos. His grandchil-dren were honorary pallbearers. Services were held Wednesday, July 31, at Soda Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Friendship Cemetery in Jasper. Military honors were pro-vided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CONNALLY
LIVINGSTON -- Shirley May Connally, 61, of Livingston died on July 28, 2013 in Livingston. Shirley was born on Feb. 24, 1952 in Glen Rose, to Roy Buster Pool and Zera Bell Rose. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas Connally; sisters, Sharon Attaway and JoAnn Boone; brother, Richard Pool; granddaughter, Lindie Boone and great-great-granddaughter, Mikaela Taylor. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Stepha-nie Boone of Rye; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy Boone and Donnie Jones of Livingston; son, Jessie Boone of Livingston; son, Gerald Boone of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, James and Shawn Boone of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, David and Lisa Boone of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Shaina Boone of Livingston; sister, Norma Jean Bennette of Cleburne; grand-children, Dustin and Aurora Min-diola, Sheila and Mark Taylor, Ashley and Jose Sanchez, Emily Boone, Kristen Boone, Brandon Boone, Preston Boone, Savannah Boone, Jessie Boone Jr., Tyler Boone, Frank and April Boone, Michael Vassar, Jamie Elaine Carter, Jonathan Boone, James Boone, Jennie Jackson, Leslie and Tim Beane; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Earl Boone, Dustin Mindiola, Donnie Jones, Jessie Boone, Gerald Boone, Frankie Boone, Frank Boone and David Boone. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 1, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Earl Boone and Larry Jones offici-ating. Interment will follow in Menard Chapel Cemetery in Segno. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HUNTER
LIVINGSTON -- James Hunter, 33, of Livingston died on July 29, 2013 in Lufkin. He was born on Aug. 2, 1979. Funeral arrangements are pend-ing. A complete obituary will ap-pear in the next edition. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com. ADAMS LIVINGSTON -- Betty Adams, 83, of Madisonville died on July 26, 2013 in Madisonville. She was born on Nov. 2, 1929. Funeral arrangements are pend-ing. A complete obituary will ap-pear in the next edition. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SANFORD
LIVINGSTON -- Hazel Racine Sanford, 57, of Leggett died on July 23, 2013 in Leggett. Hazel was born on Feb. 16, 1956 in Houston, to Lawrence Francis King and Mil-dred Harrison Nickerson. Hazel is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Frankie Lucille Thomas. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Amina Kazi and Khalid of Pakistan; brother and sister-in-law, William King and Carolyn of Leggett; sister and brother-in-law, Cathy Dettenhaim and John of Leggett; sister and brother-in-law, Fern Brow and Harold of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy Watson and Floyd of Porter; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy Williams and James of Leggett and numerous other relatives and friends. Services were held Saturday, July 27, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Fred Huff officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DOVE
LIVINGSTON -- Beloved father, brother and friend Rodney Kent Dove died on Tuesday morning, July 23, 2013. Rodney was 57 years old and had been having seri-ous health issues for some time. Rodney was born in Lubbock at Reese Air Force Base to Billy C. Dove Sr. and Margie McIntosh Dove on Jan. 25, 1956. Rodney moved with his family to Livingston shortly thereafter. Rod-ney attended Livingston schools first through 12th grades and was a long-time Livingston resident. Rodney was known as a free and unique spirit. Early in his life Rod-ney was bitten with the motorcycle bug, was a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast and loved to ply the roadways on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Rodney's many adven-tures could fill a book. After high school, Rodney was engaged for many years in the con-struction industry as a floor me-chanic, laying carpet and vinyl floors all around the Polk County area. Rodney married Sheryl Sum-ner in 1989. Sheryl and Rodney had one child, Laura Dove. Shortly after Rodney and Sheryl married they moved to Rhode Island where Rodney worked mostly odd main-tenance jobs. Having not made their fortune in the Northeast, Rod-ney and Sheryl decided to move back to Texas. Rodney rode his Harley Davidson Sportster motor-cycle the entire distance back to Texas as Sheryl followed in the car. Rodney describes this as quite an adventure. After returning to Livingston, Rodney attended Angelina Junior College in Lufkin, earning his full paramedic certification and was employed for many years in the Houston area with United Ambu-lance Service as a paramedic. Rod-ney and Sheryl eventually di-vorced, with Rodney remaining in Livingston. Rodney's health took a downturn about six years ago, re-sulting in total kidney failure and his having been receiving dialysis for a number of years. Most re-cently Rodney underwent a single heart bypass and amputation of his left leg. None of this, however, deterred Rodney from his love of riding, as he continued to ride whenever he could and most recently purchased a sidecar for his motorcycle so he could continue to ride, even though he was an amputee. This project was just completed, but he never got the chance to ride again. Rodney was also a talented story teller and could have you rolling on the floor listening to him tell the stories of his many exploits. Family and friends say his free spirit and sense of humor will be missed, as will his love for his family and friends. Rodney is predeceased by his parents, Billy C. Dove Sr. and Margie McIntosh Dove. Rodney is survived by his daugh-ter, Laura Dove of Livingston; brother, Billy C. Dove Jr. and wife Gail M. Dove of Shepherd; sister, Kimberly Dove Daniel and hus-band Mike Daniel of Conroe; sister, Tracy Dove Laux and husband Doug Laux of Longview; special family friend, Tori Maricelli of Livingston; uncle and aunt, Bas-comb and Bettye Dove of Cold-spring; many nephews, nieces, friends and his brothers of the Livingston Chapter of the San Ja-cinto High Rollers Motorcycle Club. Pallbearers will be Hank Keller, Ronnie Long, Jeremy Munnerlyn, Billy C. Dove III, Elmer May and Jeff Ruperburg. Deek Emmons was an honorary pallbearer. Services were held Saturday, July 27, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in Jonesville Cemetery in Hunting-ton. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Rodney's name to your favorite charity. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SUAREZ
LIVINGSTON -- Michelle Joy Suarez, 43, of Goodrich died on July 24, 2013 in Goodrich. She was born on June 10, 1970 in Patterson, N.J., to Bob Jaworski and Kathleen Kiernan Kromer. She is survived by her husband, Frank Suarez of Goodrich; two daughters, Kaitlin Jaworski and Jacqueline Davis; mother and step-father, Kathleen and Bob Kromer; father, Bob Jaworski; two brothers, Thomas Jaworski and Chris Jawor-ski and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial services were held Saturday, July 27, at First Baptist Church in Goodrich, with the Rev. Tom Owens officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MACHEN
LIVINGSTON -- Sandra Jean Machen was born March 1, 1949 in Cuero, to Edwin Henry Nagel and Edna Caroline Krueger, and died Thursday, July 25, 2013, in League City at the age of 64 years after battling breast cancer since 1995. Her loving family includes her husband of 44 years, Ken Machen of Livingston; sons, David Machen and wife Bettina Schtheiss of Jena, Germany, Dan Machen and wife Louisa of Meyersville and Doug Machen and wife Laurel of League City; daughter, Denise Laffey of League City and brother, Charles Nagel of Cuero. She is preceded in death by her sister, Kathleen Nagel Benfield. Sandra was part owner of a Mon-tessori pre-school in League City for 18 years where she loved to teach. Sandra was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Sandra had 11 grandchildren that she adored and loved spending time with every chance she got. Grand-children are Silas, Noah, Elias, Shannon, Sarah, Bryce, Cade, Cale, Lyssa, Riley and Laney. A celebration of Sandra's life was held Saturday, July 27, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Liv-ingston, with Father Clifton Labbe, S.V.D. officiating. Pallbearers were David Machen, Dan Machen, Doug Machen, Silas Schtheiss, Scott Benfield and Mike Rees. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Houston at a later date. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefu-neral.com.

MOLDENHAUER
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside ser-vices for Patricia Ann Molden-hauer, 60, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd, with the Rev. Darrell McAdams officiating. Patricia was born on Aug. 27, 1952 in Houston, to Lee R. Pippin and Annie Lee Pippin, and died at her home on July 25, 2013. She was married in Onalaska on June 7, 2000 to Paul Frederick Molden-hauer. Patricia is survived by her hus-band, Paul Moldenhauer of Ona-laska; parents, Lee R. and Annie "Lee" Pippin; three sons, Kenneth Lynn Garber of Onalaska, Clifton Lynn Graber of Paris, Texas and Johnny Lee Mikel of Onalaska; daughter, Jessieca Annie Lee Mikel of Onalaska; six grandchildren, Kennie Allen Graber of Onalaska, Dustin Wayne Graber of Onalaska, Robert Graber of Paris, Colton Sherman of Louisiana, Kayden Lee Mikel of Onalaska and Angela Graber of Paris; several great-grandchildren; brother, Sonny Pip-pin; sisters, Evie McDaniel and Joyce Pippin and a host of friends. She is preceded in death of her brother, John Pippin and grandson, Junior Graber. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SLOCUM
LIVINGSTON -- Yale Eugene "Bud" Slocum, 81, of Livingston died on July 19, 2013 in Leggett. He was born on April 1, 1932 in Cadillac, Mich., to Wesley Arthur and Johanna (Harris) Slocum. Bud is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Wesley Slocum and Dale Slocum; brother, Richard "Chum" Slocum and sisters, Sharon Thomas, Shirley Manlove, Mary French and Barbara Amidon. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Slocum of Leggett; daugh-ter and son-in-law, Mary and Jimmy Maxwell of Goodrich; daughter-in-law, Nita Slocum of Cleveland; sisters, Betty "Bets" Johnigan of Manton, Mich. and Margaret "Pete" Thatcher of Cadil-lac, Mich.; brother, Don Slocum of Grand Rapids, Mich.; grandchil-dren, Bryan Kay and K-C Kay, Lonnie Nicklas and Melody Gaconnet, Christin Villareal, Bob-bie Reeves, Carenda Lawless, Jessie Fulsom, Samantha Maxwell, Dakota Maxwell, Chris Slocum and Wesley Slocum; great-grandchildren, Kristine Baty, Gun-nar Kay and Shaniah Kay, Isaac Kay, Joshua Kay, Joseph Gaconnet, Ravin Nicklas, Lonnie Nicklas, Ty Lawless, Brooke Sanchez, Sadie Sanchez, Brendan Ethridge, Jimmy Maxwell, Johanna Reezes and Jymma Folsom; great-great-grandchildren, Diezel Kay and Brandon Baty and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Jimmy Max-well, Dakota Maxwell, Howard Kay, Gunner Kay, Larry Reeves and Curtis Scogin. Services were held Tuesday, July 23, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Paul Boyd officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Military honors were provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

ALSTON
LIVINGSTON -- John Cravey Alston, 91, of Livingston died on July 20, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Oct. 4, 1921 in Corri-gan, to Henry Ditzley Alston and Hilma (Cravey) Alston. John married Verna Jones in Moscow on Feb. 10, 1946. He par-ticipated in the 1940 High School All Star Football Game. He played football at Southern Methodist University and later attended Lon Morris Junior College. He was a member of the Lion's Club for many years, Farm Bureau, the American Legion, and was very active in the early Civil Defense program in the county. As long as he was able, he was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, serving as ad-ministrative board head and in many other capacities. After WWII, he and a few other men initiated the Men's Breakfast that is held every Friday morning at 6 a.m. He joined the Army in 1941 and became NCO for the cadet ground school, teaching the young cadets how to assemble and disassemble their weapons and calibrate them. John and his family moved to Liberty in 1948. He worked for Halliburton. Three years later the family returned to Livingston so John could help his dad build Alston Ratchet Pipe Cutter. The Allis Chalmers dealership was added to the business soon after. He retired in 1989, but his family and farm kept him busy. His granddaughters, Nena and Elizabeth, got most of his attention. He and Verna attended their vol-leyball and softball games regularly in high school and college as long as they were able. John is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Verna Alston. He is survived by his daughter, Dicki Lou Alston of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Libby and James Gibson of Huntsville; sister-in-law, Faye Alston of Livingston; granddaughter and husband, Eliza-beth and Drew Morgan of George-town; granddaughter and husband, Nena and Tallan Metcalf of Hunts-ville; nephews, Hank Alston of Spring and Ditz Rabel of Cypress-Fairbanks; nieces, Cynthia Walter of England, Martha Hogue of Al-len, Ann Rabel of Houston and Sue Keenon of Weimar; most loving caregiver, Rita Alanis of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were George Harrell, Jerry Riley, John Gardner, Judson Pritchard, Hank Alston, Ditz Rabel, Mike Dabney and Mickey Nettles. Services were held Tuesday, July 23, at the First United Methodist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. James Frazier, Dr. Don Willis and the Rev. Steve Woody officeat-ing. Interment followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston. Mili-tary honors were provided by VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests that memorials or contribu-tions be made to the endowment fund at First United Methodist Church of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MATLOCK
JASPER -- Funeral services for Janie C. Matlock were held Tues-day, July 23, 2013, at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper, with entombment in the Garden of Memories Mausoleum in Ever-green Cemetery. Janie died July 20 at her home in Jasper. A native of Polk County, she was a long-time resident of Jasper. A former manager of the Jasper Dol-lar General Store, she was known as a loving wife, mother, grand-mother, and great-grandmother. She was a volunteer at the Jasper Share. She is survived by three sons, Earnest Matlock and James E. Matlock, both of Jasper and Steven Matlock of Gretna, La.; one sister, Sue Smith of Waco; four grand-children, Elizabeth Matlock, Ken-neth Matlock, Michael Matlock and Chase Edward Matlock and two great-grandchildren. Janie was predeceased by her husband of over 43 years, E.W. "Buster" Matlock and her parents, Rufus and Mamie Stone. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Lakes Area Hos-pice, 254 Ethel Street, Jasper, TX 75951. Services were under the direction of Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.

JESSIE
LIVINGSTON – Funeral ser-vices for Jim Jessie Jr., 85, of New Willard will be held at noon Satur-day, July 27, 2013, at New Beulah Baptist Church in New Willard, with the Rev. Harold K. Gause officiating. Burial will follow in New Wensley Cemetery in Leggett. Mr. Jessie died on July 18 in Kindred Northwest Hospital in Houston. He was born on Feb. 2, 1928 in Marston, the son of Jim Sr. and Amira Criswell Jessie, and attended public school in Marston. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953 and served in the Korean conflict. He was employed with Parrish Logging Co., where he worked as a wood buncher until retirement. Jim accepted Christ as his personal sav-ior and united with New Beulah Baptist Church. Jim was best known as the histo-rian of his family, and was admired for his remarkable ability to recall information with his 85 years of wisdom and knowledge. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Josephine Davis, Maurine Green and Richard and Earl Jessie and is survived by one sibling, Louise Taylor. Pallbearers will be Don Taylor Sr., Bruce Green Sr., Herbert Jessie, Clyde Jessie, Gregory Jessie and Arvin Mitchell. Honorary pall-bearers will be James Davis, Ellis Green Sr., Andrew Taylor, Jeffrey Dunn, Raymond Johnson, great nephews. Charles Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

DUDLEY
LIVINGSTON -- James L. Dud-ley was born in Brazos County on Aug. 22, 1932. He died on July 21, 2013 in Polk County. He was blessed with 57 years of marriage to his loving wife, Juanita Dudley. James worked hard his entire life and retired from Baker Hughes Tool Company after 40-plus years. He also was a devoted Christian and a long-time member of Aldine and Airline United Methodist Church and current member of First United Methodist of Livingston. He loved nothing more than to work at the church and spend time working in the yard. He also loved a good game of 42 dominoes. James was blessed with a very large family and preceding him in death are his parents, John and Zula (Campbell) Dudley; eight brothers and seven sisters. He has many surviving relatives, including his wife, Juanita Dudley; two brothers, Donald and Richard; two sisters, Joyce and Judy; two children, Nancy and John (Debra); four grandchildren Jennifer (Paul), Joseph (Alecia), Ashley (Curtis), and Lindsey; nine great-grandchildren, Brittany, James, Brandon, Preston, Christopher, Jenna, Michael, Kayla and Colt and numerous special nieces, nephews, and friends. For more information about James Dudley and to sign the elec-tronic guestbook, go to darstfuner-alhome.com.

TASKER
LIVINGSTON -- James Tasker, born on June 25, 1941 to Kenneth Earl and Minnie Darlene Tune Tasker in Alvord, died on July 21, 2013 at the age of 72. James is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Lena Chatham Tasker; brother, Charles Tasker and wife Mary "Cookie"; sister, Sally Darlene Challies and husband David; sons, John Barrett and wife Dayna, Bobby Barrett and Ricky Barrett and wife Trish; daughter, JoAnn Otwell; grandchildren, Ja`Kayla Challies, Justin Barrett, Cody Barrett, Haley Barringer and husband Tommy, Amanda Otwell, Joshua Adams, Jason Adams and wife Chantelle, Kristina Barrett, Adrian Barrett and Ronnie Barrett; great-grandchildren, Bryce Bar-ringer, Kaysen Barringer and Kaleb Adams; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. James is preceded in death by his parents and son, Kenneth Earl Tasker. A celebration of James's life was held on Wednesday, July 24, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, with Cookie Tasker officiating. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

KIMBALL
LIVINGSTON -- Ann Kimball died on July 20, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Ann was born on March 4, 1921 in Cushing, to William Mitchell Richards and Georgia Lillius Stud-dard Richards. She attended school in Cushing and moved to Crockett with her family where she finished school. The family then moved to Livingston, where she met and married Carroll Winston Kimball. To this union four children were born: Larry Kimball, Carol Kimball Pixley, Martha Kimball Davis and Bill Kimball. She is survived by her son, Larry Kimball and wife Esther of Cam-den; daughter, Carol Kimball Pix-ley of Goodrich; daughter, Martha Kimball Davis and husband Don Davis of Deer Park; son, Bill Kim-ball and wife Lynn of Spring; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Ann worked as a telephone op-erator in Livingston until dial ser-vice became available. She later began a long career with the Livingston Independent School District in the cafeteria service. She retired from LISD on May 31, 1985. After her retirement, she lovingly attended her husband during his long illness. After his death, she became involved with the Livingston Senior Citizen Center. Many good memories of "42 games" with good friends at the center were made during these years. She served on the Board of Directors of the Livingston Senior Citizen Center as well as supervis-ing the Senior Resale Shop. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the church of your choice to advance God's work in your community. A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 23, Pine Grove Cemetery in Camden. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

FERGUSON
LIVINGSTON -- Rubye "Win-nie" Ferguson, born on July 17, 1920 to Marlin Lowe and Ethel Abigail Collier Morris in Avinger, died on July 17, 2013 at the age of 93. Winnie is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, William R. Ferguson Sr.; children, Martha Jean Renault of Sacramento, Calif., Peggy Terry of Dickinson, Martha Ann Wright of Houston and Joseph A. Regini of Alvin; grandchildren, Greg Derden and Jason Derden of Dickinson and Kevin Regini and Jamie Regini of Alvin; great-grandson, Nicholas Derden; step-children, Bill Ferguson Jr. of Texas City, Connie Van Zyll De Jong of Clear Lake and Carol Bachman of Spring; step-grandchildren, Leslie Ferguson of Santa Fe, Neal Fergu-son of Texas City, Keli Wise of Friendswood and Krista Stithem of Conroe; step-grandchildren, Chan-dler Ferguson, Graycin Ferguson and Ashlyn Ferguson; brother, Vernon Morris of San Angelo; sis-ter, Nelwyn Collier of Anacoca, La.; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Winnie is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lester Morris and T.K. Morris and sisters, Mil-dred Harris, Edrey Morris and Gladys Morris. Winnie was a choir member at First United Methodist Church in Goodrich. She worked as a book-keeper and bank teller at the Bank of Lamarque for 20 years. Winnie was a member to the Aqua Dears Swim Group and Stitch-N-Bitch Quilting Group. She retired in 1983 and traveled with husband Bill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lighthouse Hospice at 210 West Park Drive Suite 102 Livingston, TX 77351. A celebration of Winnie's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, with Dr. Don Willis officiating. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

DARNELL
LIVINGSTON -- Nellie Eliza-beth Darnell, 83, of Rye died on July 15, 2013 in Conroe. Nellie was born on Nov. 6, 1929 in Houston, to Rufus Lee Darnell and Justine Elizabeth (Sharpley) Darnell. Nellie is preceded in death by her parents; son, David K. Ross; twin sisters, Grace Mary and Georgia May; brothers, Jim, Littleton, Johnny and Charlie and sister, Sarah. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth M. Estes, Gary V. Ross, Georgia G. Vargas, Darius D. Ross, Mark T. Ross, Sherry R. Unruh, Joel L. Ross and Melissa S. Agui-lar; 25 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; siblings, David, Bertha, Kathleen and Linda and numerous other relatives and friends. There will be a private memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Wit-ness in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BENSON
LIVINGSTON -- Dana Louise Schaeffer Benson, born on Aug. 9, 1943 in La Porte, Ind. to Daniel Lawrence and Mary Koteles Schaeffer, died on July 13, 2013 at the age of 69. Dana is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Charles Alan Benson; sons, Keith A. Benson and wife Kathy of Friendswood and Charles D. Benson and wife April of Webster; granddaughters, Britt-ney Benson of Los Angeles, Calif., Mellissa Benson of Friendswood, Loren Benson of Friendswood and Samantha Benson and great grand-daughter Lily Benson of Tulsa, Okla.; grandson, Chase Benson of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Daniel L. Schaeffer II and wife P.G. of British Columbia and Louis Popp of Painesville, Ohio; cousin, Karen and husband Joe Remeika of Phoenix, Ariz. and numerous other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents. Dana and her husband have been in this area since 1995. She was employed at USM Anesthesia as a certified registered nurse anesthe-tist in Conroe. Dana was a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and Texas As-sociation of Nurse Anesthetists. Dana was over the anesthesia at Memorial Medical Center in Livingston for five years. A graveside service was held on Thursday, July 18, in Forest Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Link Hul-lar officiating. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefu-neral.com.

VALDEREZ
LIVINGSTON -- Diane Val-derez, 50, of Livingston died on July 12, 2013. She was born on April 14, 1963, in Many, La. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Winnie Bell "Winslow" Ereznack; husband, Raymond Valderez; two brothers, Bill Carson and Ronnie Henderson and two sisters, Linda Griffith and Judy Parker. Survivors include her daughter, Serna Diane Valderez and spouse Travis Wyatt of Livingston; daugh-ter, Jesica Flores and husband Julian of Livingston; sons, Josh Valderez and spouse Krysta Stew-art of Livingston and Bill Kotter-man and wife Frances of Livingston; stepson, Jermey Val-derez and wife Tara of Livingston; sisters, Lisa and Felix Valderez of Livingston and Sharon "Little Bit" Glass of Livingston; mother-in-law, Leona Valderez of Livingston; grandchildren, Raylyn Valderez, Erica Valderez, Alexis Valderez, Aspen Valderez, Jeremie Strybos, Kelsey Valderez, Chase Valderez, Dylan Valderez, Blake Valderez, Solee Valderez, Antonio Sanchez and Airiana Baker; brothers-in-law and spouses, Paul and Jimmie Val-derez, Manuel and Vera Valderez, Frank and Paula Valderez, Tony and Lucy Valderez and Adam Val-derez; sisters-in-law and spouses, Lucille Flores, Rebecca Valderez and Mozelle and Pablo Gonzales and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Frank Aragon officiating. Interment will follow in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Felix Val-derez III, Rickey Coleman, Jamie Valderez, Bobby Ereznack, Daniel Ochoa, Adam Valderez, Travis Wyatt and Shawn Valderez. Hon-orary pallbearers will be Jason Valderez, Scotty Glass, "Little Bit" and Danny Bratton. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

GATES
LIVINGSTON -- LeRoy Gates, 78, of Livingston died on July 14, 2013. He was born on June 16, 1935 in Crockett, to his mother, Allie E. Gates. On July 10, 1954, he mar-ried his best friend, Vaudene Smith, in New Willard. They moved to Livingston and attended worship services at The Church By Christ Jesus. LeRoy was an A/C man by trade and a skilled electri-cian. He was very much involved with helping with the youth and coached Little League baseball, which he loved very much. He is preceded in death by his mother; three brothers, Billy Gates, Douglas Gates and David Currie; sister, Betty Wood and his grandfa-ther, Joshua Gates. Survivors include his wife, Vaudene Gates of Livingston; three daughters, Thresa Hance and hus-band Gregor of Livingston, Karla Gates of Goodrich and Tina Allen and husband Steve of Atascosita; son, Roy Allen Gates and wife Melissa of Livingston; grandchil-dren, Dwayne Tolar and wife Tina, Ryan Tolar and wife Brandy, Ro-man Tolar and wife Rachel, Joshua Gates, Deirdre Gates and Brittanie Quinn and husband Randy; great-grandchildren, Abigal Tolar, An-thony Tolar, Tara Tolar, Taylor Tolar, Kaleigh Tolar, Logan Tolar and Sandra Huff and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 17, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor Algie Lee Kilgore and the Rev. Harold Follwell officiating. Interment followed in Hol-hausen/Darby Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dwayne Tolar, Ryan Tolar, Roman Tolar, Joshua Gates, Logan Tolar, Anthony To-lar, Joe Seshelki and Bryan Smith. Honorary pallbearers were his granddaughters and great-granddaughters. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BRYANT
LIVINGSTON -- Bob Bryant, born on Aug. 4, 1926 in Lonoke, Ark. to Marion Roy and Zola Mae Bryant, died on July 13, 2013 at the age of 86. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy Young Bryant; daughters, Sharon Gourley and husband Jim of Wisconsin and Michelle Freese and husband Glenn of Arizona; son, Michael Bryant and fiancée Melia Richey of Row-lett; grandchildren, Shenafa Kenny, James Gourley, Cory Freese, Erin Freese, Chase Bryant and Megan Bryant; great grandchildren, Samatha Kenny, Wyatt Kenny and Conner Freese; sister, Thelma Mar-shall of Kentucky; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Bob is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lenora Diedrick. Bob lived in North Little Rock, Ark. and graduated from North Little Rock High School. He joined the United States Navy and served in the Pacific from 1944 to 1946 during World War II. Bob was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Pasadena, having earned his 32nd Degree Mason. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at the First Baptist Church in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Mike Bryant, Glenn Freese, Jim Gourley, James Gourley, Cory Freese and Mike Timmons. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

CAMPBELL
HUMBLE -- Lorene H. Camp-bell, 84, died peacefully with her family at her side on July 7, 2013 in Livingston. Lorene worked for many years as an administrative assistant in ac-counting for Metro Transit of Houston, was a longtime member of Lakeland Missionary Baptist Church of Humble and was an ac-tive member of the Eastern Star. Lorene was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clyde R. Campbell; grandson, Ronnie Doss; parents, Roy and Clister Bell Hitt; brother, Roy M. Hitt; sister, Emogene Garrett and brother, Jeff Hitt. She is survived by her children, Vicky Womack and husband Ed-ward, Judy Krenik and husband Alan and Clyde A. Campbell and wife Monica; seven grandchildren, Barry Doss, Kelli Morris, Dione McGhee, Chad Krenik, Destiny Clawson, Matthew Krenik and Shelby Campbell; 12 great-grandchildren, Tres Morris, Cooper Morris, Krista Campbell, Ryan McGhee, Molly McGhee, Jake McGhee, Presley McGhee, Luke Clawson, Trent Clawson, Brandon Clawson, David Clawson, Bradley Krenik; brothers and sisters, Bar-bara Warnke, Wayne Hitt, Duese Bigbee, Larry Hitt, Cynthia Carter, Lynn Hitt and Ricky Hitt; numer-ous other relatives and a host of loving friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 13, in the Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Kevan Wood officiating. Graveside services followed at Rosewood Memorial Park, Humble.

STROUD
LIVINGSTON -- Patricia Ann Moore Stroud, born Dec. 17, 1944 to James Douglas (Smokey) and JoAnn Williams Moore in Corpus Christi, died on July 9, 2013. She attended high school in Pasadena. She married and brought three wonderful children into the world. Tricia was a member of the Daughter of The Most High, Order of the Eastern Star and The Red Hat Society. She was also a volun-teer for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping, snow skiing and gardening. Tricia loved to watch the wildlife; her favorite was the hummingbird. On Nov. 4, 2000, Tricia married Larry Stroud of Livingston at the Church on the Lake where they were both members. Together they traveled to all parts of the world including England, France, Ger-many, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Mo'orea, Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand, Greenland, Alaska and twice to Israel. On their second trip to Israel they were both baptized in the Jor-dan River. They were members of the GMC RV Motor Club and had many friends with whom they trav-eled the North American continent. In 2006, Tricia was diagnosed with PSP (Progressive Supra-nuclear Palsy), a terminal disease that there is no known treatment nor cure for. Since PSP is a rare disease, the prior four years were spent trying to find a cause for her increasing problems. She spent her last years at Timberwood, The Gardens and Deer Creek assisted living and nursing homes in Livingston and Wimberley. Tricia is survived by her loving husband, Larry Stroud and her pre-cious children and grandchildren: Angelia Lohman Steadtler (daugh-ter) who married the late Terry Steadtler and blessed her with grandchildren, Darrell and Dana; Lorri Lohman Sloan (daughter) who married Jimmy Sloan; Jerry Lohman (son) who married Holly Lohman and blessed her with grandchildren Cory, Taylor, Clay-ton and several great-grandchildren. In addition, she leaves behind her stepdaughter and son-in-law, Suzy and Mike Leseman and her chil-dren and grandchildren and step-son, Stephan Stroud. She is also survived by her beloved pooch, Peaches, who gave her uncondi-tional love, made her smile and accompanied her in a pooch bag, even attending church services with her. She also leaves behind a multi-tude of friends; those that she has known for decades including cous-ins Judy Johnson and Linda Hick-erson, and BFF, Gail Binnion Ly-ons; those that were neighbors and fellow church and VFW members and those they met in their travels. A celebration of her life will be held at Church on the Lake in Livingston at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. All are welcome. If you would like to make a do-nation in Tricia's name please con-sider curePSP online: http://www.psp.org/donate/gifts.html.

MARSHALL
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Deacon Oliver B. Marshall, 83, of Chester were held on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Palestine Mis-sionary Baptist Church in Chester, with the Rev. W.Z. Terry officiat-ing. Interment followed in Lilly Island Cemetery in Camden. Mr. Marshall was born Nov. 24, 1929 in the Barnum community in Polk County and died Monday, July 8, 2013, in Castle Pines Nurs-ing Home in Lufkin. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Palestine Missionary Baptist Church in Chester. He was employed with Chester Colored School, Palestine community, as a bus driver for many years. He worked with his family in the Mar-shall Logging and Sugar Cane business. He was also employed with Barnes Meat & Packing Co. He retired from Owens-Illinois in Jasper. God blessed him with a beautiful voice which he used to serve the Lord all his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Bertha (McQueen) Marshall; brothers, Willie Lee, Clayton, R.C., Gus Jr., Edell, Tommie Graham and Luke Graham; sisters, Naona Darden, Anna Lee Bean, Arzetta Brown, Inez Freeman, Iona Hicks and Let-tie Fisher and son, Gus L. Marshall. Mr. Marshall leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted caregiver, Mozelle Marshall of Chester; brother, John H. Marshall Sr. (Maude) of Moscow; sons, Oliver L. Marshall (Carolyn) of San Augustine, Mose L. Marshall and Aubrey N. Marshall of Chester; daughters, Rennie L. Marshall-Chaney and Juanita V. Marshall of Houston, Faye D. Marshall-Bell (Michael) of Royse City and Anita Barlow of Leggett; brothers-in-law, John E. Fisher Sr. of Chester and Jerry Barlow of Lufkin; sister-in-law, Wilma Berry of Chester; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Pallbearers were Glen Darden, Jack Darden, Samuel Darden, Marvin Johnson, George Chaney, Don Botley and Frederick Stephens. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Palestine Mission-ary Baptist Church, sons and grand-sons. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ENER
LIVINGSTON -- John D. Ener, 71, of Shepherd died on July 8, 2013 in Houston. John was born on Feb. 2, 1942 in Jasper, to Grady and Allie Mae (Brown) Ener. John is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Peggy Ener; son, Grady Ener; brother, Loyd Ener; niece, Tammy Kay; great-grandchild, Baby E. and best friend and first cousin, Jerry Brown. He is survived by his son, Ricky Darell Ener of Dayton; son and spouse, James Ener and Deniece Haskins of Shepherd; stepdaugh-ters, Alana Eakes of Kountze and Dee Chaney of Shepherd; son and spouse, Ernest W. Ener and Debbie Ward of Shepherd; grandchildren, Christina Moran, Amber Bayless, Rosa Ener, Jewel Ener, Austin Ener, Brian Chaney, Lavonn Chaney, Johnathan Chaney, Honey Holloway, Cody Holloway and Billy Wayne Eakes; great-grandchildren, Brooke Chaney, Addaline Ener and Adryan Esco-bedo; three brothers, Troy, Kenneth and Boyd and their spouses; two sisters, Barbara and Louise and their spouses; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other rela-tives and friends. Pallbearers were Kenneth Ener, Boyd McDaniel, Brian Chaney, Johnathan Chaney, Roy Ener, Justin Ener and Troy Ener. Honor-ary pallbearer were Jerry Brown Jr. and Cory Davis. Services were held Friday, July 12, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed in Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shep-herd. Military honors were pro-vided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CRISP
LIVINGSTON -- Jennifer Ann Crisp, 69, of Livingston died on July 7, 2013 in Livingston. Jennifer was born on Aug. 30, 1943 in Ban-glore, India, to Karl K. Rice and Grace (Richardson) Rice. Jennifer is preceded in death by her adopted parents, Karl and Grace Richardson and her husband, Fred Crisp. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karyn and Garett Voss of Magnolia; son, Eric Parker of North Carolina; mother, Pamela Ottley Hemming of England; brother, Denny Cleland of Illinois; sisters, Barbie Cleland, Mary Palmer and Annie Johnson, all of Illinois; brother, Jack Hemming of England; sisters, Rill Hemming and Margie Gibbs, both of England; grandchildren, Chelsea Herrington, Alexandra Carter, Ethan Trlica, Sydney Trlica, Adam Parker and Andrew Parker; great-grandchildren, Molly Herrington and Bryson Carter and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 13, at Shepherd United Methodist Church in Shep-herd, with the Rev. Jimmy Smith officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WHITE
ONALASKA -- Cathie Lynn White, 61, of Livingston died on July 8, 2013. She was born on March 31, 1952 in Kansas City, Mo., to John Seek and Shirley Seek. On July 18, 1969, she married her best friend Lonnie Gene White in Independence, Mo. They moved to Livingston and attended worship services at Central Baptist Church. Cathie was very involved with the Children's Ministry at the church. She is survived by her husband, Lonnie White of Livingston; par-ents, John and Shirley Seek of Livingston; daughter, Lisa Goins of Livingston; two sons, Lonnie White Jr. and wife Tonya, of Ona-laska and Shane White and spouse Tammy Wendland of Red Rock; grandchildren, Victor White, Chris-topher White, Brandon White, Devin White, Elena White, Zachary White, Ciara White, Ariana Paull, Gabriel Wendland, Kristen White and Tallie Parke; great-grandchildren, Bryce White, Damon White and Zachary White Jr.; brothers, Kenny Seek of Livingston, J.R. Seek, of Baytown and Gary Seek of Livingston; sis-ters, Helen Fancher of Livingston, Connie White of Sugarland and Tammy Seek of Livingston and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 13, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Onalaska, with the Rev. Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Victor White, Christopher White, Brandon White, Devin White, Zachary White and Gabriel Wendland. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DUNCAN
LIVINGSTON -- James F. Dun-can, born Sept. 1, 1920 to William S. and Frances Adel Lloyd Duncan in Dallas, died on July 7, 2013 at the age of 92. James is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Billie; daughters, Janet Yarbrough and Debbie Fisher and husband Patrick; brother, Wil-liam Duncan and wife Markie; grandchildren, Michael Fisher, Curtis Fisher and Andrea Jomaa; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. James is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Donna Jomaa and brother, David Donald Duncan. James was in the United States Navy, having served in World War II. He was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Onalaska. James was a member of many bowling leagues throughout the years. A celebration of James's life was held on July 11 at Boldsprings Cemetery in Livingston. The Rev. James Frazier officiated. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, go to pacefu-neral.com.

CORNETT
LIVINGSTON -- Gerald Lavoy Cornett, 81, of Goodrich died on July 8, 2013 in Houston. Gerald was born on July 31, 1931 in Willis, to Marion McTear Cornett and Etta Estelle (Dean) Cornett in Willis. Gerald is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elizabeth Ann Cornett; son, Jerry Cornett; daugh-ter, Karen Cornett; sister, Ercelle Pratt and brother, Arnett McTear Cornett. He is survived by his son, Danny Cornett of Austin; nephew, David Pratt and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 13, at Schwab City Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. David Jones and the Rev. Chad Sangster officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HOLDER
LIVINGSTON -- Osie Jean Holder, 85, of Cleveland died on July 6, 2013. Osie was born on Sept. 24, 1927 in Houston, to Zoda Lee Morgan and Blanche Ethel (Young) Morgan. Osie Jean is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy F. Holder; son, John K. Colson; grandson, Bruce E. Pickering and granddaughter, Marie Sonier. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Kindle of Jasper, Lynn and husband Gordon Langford of Cleveland, Mary Marshall of Kingwood and Kathleen Franke of Humble; son, William "Bill" Sonier of Cleveland; sister, Eugenia Morgan of Dallas; brother, Zoda "Buddy" Morgan of Willis-ton, N.D.; grandchildren, Dwayne Pickering, Theresa Dewitt, John Isaacks, Allen Isaacks, Cynthia Young, Stephen Marshall, Gena Turner, Kolleen Carmona, Thomas Sonier and Tiffany Johnston; 28 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Andy Isaacks, Dwayne Pickering, Bill Sonier, Brandon Young, Christian Isaacks and Stephen Marshall. Services were held Monday, July 8, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Garfield D. Lamon and the Rev. Gordon Langford officiating. Interment followed in Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

FLORES
LIVINGSTON -- Cruz Flores, 91, of Livingston died on July 7, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on May 5, 1922 in Montgomery, to Amador Dabila and Macaria Gon-zales. Cruz was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tony Flores; sons, Ben Flores and Louis Flores; daughters, Lupe Hanson, Lorrene Stokes and Marie Young; and grandson, Sonny Gonzales. She is survived by her son, Joe Flores of New Caney; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Don Tanner of Porter; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Joey Kosina of Mos-cow; son and daughter-in-law, Ellic and Lucille Flores of Livingston; five brothers; five sisters; grand-children, Tammy Kinser, Laura Flores, Dana Flores, Benjamin Flo-res, Brittany Young, Audrey Wood, Don Tanner Jr., Ashley Tanner and Cassie Lewis; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Services were held Wednesday, July 10, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MURRAY
LIVINGSTON -- Susan Elaine Murray, 50, of Livingston died on July 8, 2013. She was born on Jan. 5, 1963 in Houston, to Cecil VanDine and Susie Ann Kovach VanDine. Susie is preceded in death by her parents and two of her brothers, Rex VanDine and Cecil VanDine Jr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Jimmy Scroggins of Livingston; grand-daughter, Chelsea Scroggins of Livingston; fiancé, William Burks of Livingston; brother, Ross VanDine of Crockett; two sisters, Chris Johnson and Pricilla Patter-son, both of Houston and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

SAGE
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Billy John Sage, 86, of Corrigan were held Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. John Tyler officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Sage was born Nov. 3, 1926 in Corrigan and died Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Corrigan. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was employed as a car salesman for many years. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lula Kate (Murphy) Sage; granddaughter, Jessica Sage; par-ents, Fred Sage Sr. and Siddi (Smith) Sage; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Sue Sage; brothers-in-law, Chet Taylor and Joe Parks and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rusty and Pat Murphy and Milton and Cornelle Murphy. He is survived by his son, Terry Sage of Corrigan; granddaughter and husband, Ashley and Dustin Webb of Huntsville; grandson, Hunter Sage of Corrigan; grand-daughter, Hannah Sage of Corri-gan; great-grandchildren, Tristin Webb and Aubrey Webb of Hunts-ville; sisters, Betty Taylor of Corri-gan and Barbara Parks of Neder-land; many nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Steve Sage, Larry Burris, Ryan Burris, Bubba Chamliss, Mike Murphy and Joe Parks. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Taylor, Dustin Webb and Seth Handley. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

STEWART
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Baylee Lynn Stewart, infant daughter of Jeffrey Mark and Samantha Lynn (O'Guin) Stewart of Corrigan, were held Monday, July 1, 2013, in the Corrigan Fu-neral Home Chapel, with Bro. Les-ley Wilkinson officiating. Inter-ment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Baylee Lynn is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Robert Riggs; paternal great-grandparent, Elvin Stewart Sr. and maternal great grandparent, Gene Jackson. Baylee Lynn is survived by her parents, Jeffrey Mark and Saman-tha Lynn (O'Guin) Stewart; pater-nal grandmother, Lisa Riggs; ma-ternal grandparents, Bill and LaDell (Jackson) O'Guin; paternal great-grandparent, Billie Stewart; maternal great-grandparent, Veda Jackson; uncle, Sheldon Stewart; aunt, Crystal Moore and other rela-tives Pallbearers were Sheldon Stewart and George Kessinger. Honorary pallbearers were B.J. Moore and Joe Braglin. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ZEKTA
LIVINGSTON -- Charles Francis Zetka, born on May 18, 1932 in Galveston, to Rudolph Anton and Sophia Elizabeth Wetzel Zetka, died on June 29, 2013 at the age of 81. Charles is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Gallion Zetka; son, Charles F. Zetka Jr. of Houston; daughter, Patricia Renee Leger and husband Lynn of Montgomery; grandson, Randal Charles Worth of Rocky Point, N.C.; great-granddaughter, Serenity Worth of Durham, N.C.; step-granddaughters, Staci Benson of Montgomery and Kimberli Turner of Channelview; brothers, James R. Zetka and wife Betty of Texas City and Rudolph R. Zetka of San Leon; sister, Shirley A. Miller of Deer Park; sister in law, Betty Wen-tworth of Devine; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Charles is preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Mark Dean Worth Jr. Charles was a certified public ac-countant and owned an accounting firm for more than 21 years in Houston. He belonged to the Texas Society of Public Accountants and the American Institute of CPAs. Charles and his family have been in the community since 2002. He was a member of First United Method-ist Church in Livingston. He served in the United States Navy on the following vessels and stations: NAAS – Saufby Field in Pensacola, Fla. on the USS Randolph (CVA 15); USS Cabot (CVL 28); U.S. Naval Station, NB, Philadelphia, Pa. A celebration of Charles's life was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the First United Method-ist Church in Livingston, with Dr. Paul Woodworth, the Rev. James Frazier and the Rev. Don Willis officiating. Interment will at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 5, with full military honors, at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Pallbearers will be Jay Walrath, Charles Milner, Joe Westmoreland, G.B. Wise, Jim Hall, David Frasier and Randall Curry. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be sent to the First United Methodist Church in Livingston. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

GOTCHER
LIVINGSTON -- Norine Holder Gotcher was born June 29, 1924, to Willie Ed Holder and Nora Bertice Holder in Ollie, and died on June 29, 2013 at the age of 89. She was a resident of Mission, formerly of Livingston. She was a descendant of the Holder, Rice, Griffin and Laird families who lived in Polk County for generations. She was a resident of Brady, Texas, McCulloch County, for 47 years. She was mar-ried to Jim Harkrider of Brady. After his death, she married Eldon Gotcher, who preceded her in death. At the time of her retirement in1992, she was an adult protective service specialist for the Texas De-partment of Protective Services in Mason, Menard, Concho, Kimble, Brown, and McCulloch counties of Texas. Norine is survived by her daugh-ter, Nora and son-in-law, Carlos Trevino of Mission; grandson, Mi-chael Woods and wife Dominique of Richmond; granddaughter, Vic-toria and husband Christopher Mar-tinez of San Antonio; granddaugh-ter, Adrianna Trevino of Bryan; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Alene Holder of Leggett; four grandchildren; Ian and Chloe Mar-tinez and Joshua and Emma Grace Woods. She is also survived by three stepdaughters, Vicki Bag-dasarianz of Switzerland, Margie Eicke of Richmond and Jimmie Lapham of Marble Falls and nu-merous cousins and dear friends who she dearly loved. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the First Baptist Church of Livingston, with Bro. Kevan Wood officiating. Interment followed in Center Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers Carlos Trevino, Mi-chael Woods, Christopher Marti-nez, Bill Holder, Dennis Holder, Keith Holder, Charlie Wiegraffe, Jacob Strunk and Bubba Harkrider. Honorary pallbearers were Leslie Holder, Smith Holder, Will Holder, Eddie Eanes, Wesley Wiegraffe, Robert McLaurin and David Hon. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

JOHNSON
LIVINGSTON -- Eddie Dell Thomas Johnson, 76, died on June 21, 2013 at her home in Livingston, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Livingston on Feb. 4, 1937, to Charles Louis Thomas Sr. and Verna Gay Allen Thomas. She was a member of First Bap-tist Church in Livingston, and mar-ried John Martin Johnson on May 5, 1958 in Houston. Eddie Dell is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Mar-tin Johnson; two brothers, Charles Vernon "Sunny" Thomas and Charles Louis Thomas Jr.; two sis-ters, Monnie Ray McClellan and Jimmy Lee Kirkpatrik and nephew, Paul Smith. She is survived by brother, Mil-ton Glenn "Buddy" Thomas of Liv-ingston; two sisters, Ollie Finch Sims and Edna Hennington Tomme, both of Livingston; nu-merous, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews; a host of other relatives and friends and best friend, John Milton White. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor Mike Meadows officiating. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hen-nington, Petey Thomas, Kevin Kirkland Thomas, Gage Karl McCellan and Boyd Dickens. Hon-orary pallbearers are Caleb Kirk-land, David Smith, Calvin Kirk-land, Keith Jones, Bobbie Thomas, Candace Vaught, Alexis Brown and Tyler Brown. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. until service time on Saturday, June 29, at Cochran Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

MCCARTY
LIVINGSTON -- Joyce Lorraine Kinney McCarty of Corrigan was born on June 28, 1942 in Urania, La., to Phillip DeWitt and Sara Annie Aycock Kinney, and died on June 21, 2013 in Livingston. Joyce is survived by her loving husband, Carroll Patrick McCarty; children, Bruce and Julia Isbell of Silsbee, Michelle Barefield of Cor-rigan and DeAnn Soderholm of Beaumont; grandchildren, Joyce Barefield, Danny and Brandy Cude, Brian Jr. and Krystal Soderholm, Stoney Jr. and Brittany Walter, Dale and Tamera Leviness, Wil-liam Barefield Jr. and Matthew D. Walter; great-grandchildren, Lane LeBlanc, Trenton Cude, Kacey LeBlanc, Dylan Cude, Brendan Walter, Taylor Cude, Stormie LeBlanc, Miss Stoney Walter III, Bentlieh Walter, Dalayina Leviness and Remi Soderholm; sister, Mary Lee Kees; numerous nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Carl Otto Soderholm and son, Brian Phillip Soderholm Sr. Joyce loved to hunt and fish. A celebration of Joyce's life was held on Monday, June 24, in the chapel of Pace Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charlie Hodge officiating. Interment followed in Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Pallbearers were Brian Phillip Soderholm Jr., Stoney Blake Wal-ter Jr., William Russell Barefield Jr., Matthew DeWitt Walter, Danny Wayne Cude and Rusty Barefield. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Barefield and Jessie Lee Barefield. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.

SMITH
LIVINGSTON -- Anna-Leigh Aline Smith was born on Oct. 4, 2010 in Kingwood, to Clinton Smith and Sherry E. Griffith Smith. She died at the age of 2 years on June 22, 2013 in Conroe. Anna-Leigh lived in Livingston with her family until recently mov-ing to Willis. She attended Central Baptist Church with her family. Family members say she was a blessing and truly a special little girl and she will be remembered in more ways than one, from her curly locks of hair, to her ability to light up a room with her smile. Anna-Leigh is survived by her parents, Clinton and Sherry Smith of Willis; sister, Maddison Smith of Willis; brother, Landon Smith of Willis; expected baby brother, An-drew-Lee Smith; grandparents, Richard and Jeannie Mullins of Livingston; grandparents, Patrick and Penny Smith of Highlands; great-grandpa, Jeff Kenner of Livingston; great-grandparents, Pauline and Douglas Mullins of Rockport; great-grandparents, Mil-ton and Grace Hans of Highlands; numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins and many extended family mem-bers; and a host of friends. Funeral services for were held on Wednesday, June 26, in the Coch-ran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Pastor Ernest Moyers and Pastor Mike Meadows officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Clint Smith, Patrick Smith, Richard Mullins and Robert Johns. Honorary pallbearer was Landon Smith. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

HALL
BAYTOWN -- John Lee Hall, 79, of Mont Belvieu died on Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Hous-ton. Born Dec. 4, 1933 in Rapids City, Wis. to his late parents, Stanley Clifford Hall and Bina Les-lie Hall, he moved to Orange, Texas as a young boy and was a Texan most of his life. Mr. Hall attended Sam Houston State Uni-versity after serving in the Army and was known by Jackie to his close friends and relatives. Jackie was a proud longtime resi-dent of Mont Belvieu, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He cherished his relation-ships with family and friends that he cultivated over the years and family members say he left this world with no regrets. He was known for his good-natured de-meanor and frequent candor that made him an excellent conversa-tionalist. Most of all he enjoyed supporting his grandchildren and attending their activities. Jackie invested many years as a teacher and principal for the Bar-bers Hill Independent School Dis-trict where his wife also worked and his daughters attended. His many years of labor and advocacy on behalf of Barbers Hill Home-coming and Scholarship Associa-tion that he helped found reflected his conviction in the value of edu-cation. Through his leadership, students learned to love competi-tion, sportsmanship and teamwork. From his passion for teaching, they say they learned to dream and to expect to achieve great things. Jackie was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Frances Buchanan Hall and sister, Ellen Hall De-Shazo. He is survived by his daughters, Gay Lynne Carameros and her husband Carl, Kellee Hamlin and her husband Glynn, and Pennee Hall; grandchildren, Jessica Rensi-mer and her husband Andrew, Alan Carameros, Jared Carameros, Reid Carameros, Phillip Carameros, Ian Hamlin, Stuart Hamlin and Conlee Hamlin; great-grandchild, Emma Rensimer; sisters and brother, Patricia Thibodeaux, Stanley Hall and his wife Martha, and Audre Miller and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held Monday, June 24, at Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown, with the Rev. Jake Porter and Mr. Lee Gill officiating. A graveside service followed in Farris Cemetery in Richards. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests donations be made to: Bar-bers Hill Homecoming and Schol-arship Fund, P.O. Box 904 Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580-0904. Navarre Funeral Home & Crema-tion Services was in charge of ar-rangements.

WILLIS
LIVINGSTON -- Ralph Lynn Willis, 65, died on June 24, 2013 at his home in Livingston. He was born on Oct. 23, 1947 in St. Paul, Va., to Lyle Willis and Lenore Snyder Willis. Ralph was an honorary VFW and American Legion member and car-ried the torch for the "Special Olympics." He enjoyed pizza and movies every week. Ralph is preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Fred Her-shaw. He is survived by four cousins, Diana Kriehn, Eric Snyder, Dawn Williams and Ashlee Abbott; niece, Jackie Huttner and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

COLLIER
CLEVELAND -- Dusty Gene Collier, 21, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Cleveland, Texas. He was born on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1991, in Conroe. Survivors include his loving par-ents, Jimmy and Doris Collier; brother, Courtney Collier and wife Keisha; niece, Olivia Collier; pa-ternal grandparents, Bill and Johnnie Raborn and maternal grandmother, Margaret Bertling; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other loving family and treas-ured friends. Funeral services were held at Neal Funeral Home on Friday, June 28. Burial followed in Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd, with the Rev. Melvin Holifield officiat-ing.

WILLIS
LIVINGSTON -- Ralph Lynn Willis, 65, died on June 24, 2013 at his home in Livingston. He was born on Oct. 23, 1947 in St. Paul, Va., to Lyle Willis and Lenore Sny-der Willis. Ralph was an honorary VFW and American Legion member and car-ried the torch for the "Special Olympics." He enjoyed pizza and movies every week. Ralph is preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Fred Her-shaw. He is survived by four cousins, Diana Kriehn, Eric Snyder, Dawn Williams and Ashlee Abbott; niece, Jackie Huttner and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Chesswood Baptist Church in Liv-ingston, with Col. Howard Daniel officiating.. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

NETTLES
LIVINGSTON -- Kenneth Wayne Nettles, 71, died on June 25, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer at MD Anderson in Houston. He was born on June 20, 1942 in Livingston, to John "Jack" C. and Katie Maze Nettles. He was a graduate of Livingston High School where he was "Mr. LHS," and he enjoyed ranching and raising cattle. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Frances Marie Nettles; one sister, Jewell Nettles and two brothers, Jack Net-tles and Glenn Nettles. Survivors include his wife, Bar-bara Clarke Nettles of Livingston; daughter, Kimberly Marie Marshall and husband Tim of Australia; son, Kenneth "Scott" Nettles and wife Melinda of Mt. Belvieu; son, Ste-ven Wayne Nettles and wife, Jer-riann of Baytown; stepson, James Clarke and wife D.A. of Livingston; stepdaughter, Amy Clarke Palmer of Allen; eight grandchildren, Haleigh Nettles, Garrett Nettles, Gavin Nettles, Reagan Nettles, Samantha Nettles, Whitney Dagle, Tyler Biggs and Jordan Biggs; two great-grandchildren, Peyton Jackson and Harper Dagle; siblings, Alvis Net-tles and wife Mary of Livingston, Wilson Nettles of Livingston, Au-brey Earl Nettles and wife Novie of Goodrich, Elmer Nettles and wife Hilda of Livingston, Floyd Nettles and wife Margie of Deer Park, Faye Hamilton and husband Bob of Spring, Dene Courtney and hus-band Lee of Arlington Heights, Ill. and Bettie Paredes and husband Pablo of Livingston; numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Fri-day, June 28, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Pastor Pam Howard officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mark Hamilton, Scott Nettles, Steven Nettles, Mickey Nettles, Neil Nettles, Lance Nettles, Gary Cain, Ty Paredes, Jon Nettles, Mike Nettles, Forrest Ham-ilton, Rock Hamilton, Floyd Dale Nettles, David Nettles, Doug Net-tles, Tyler Biggs, Dewayne Oates, Darrell Oates and Garrett Nettles. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Wheeler, Joe Pridgen, James Bergman and Jimmy Neil Hooks. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

TAYLOR
LIVINGSTON -- Jimmie Arnold Taylor, 64, of Livingston died on June 15, 2013, surrounded by his family at a hospital in Conroe. He was born on Nov. 27, 1948 in Livingston, to Archie B. and Wi-nona (Morris) Taylor. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Mary Taylor of Livingston; two daugh-ters, Janice Kennedy and Joanni Kinsela, both, of Livingston; sister, Avis Nichols of Livingston; brother, Billy Ray Taylor of Livingston; grandchildren, Billy Kennedy III, Caleb Kennedy, Maya Raine and Nathan Kinsela; brother-in-law, Milton Dillon; sister-in-law, Dale Dillon; brother-in-law, George Dillon; sister-in-law, Judy Dillon; sister-in-law, Patricia Lam-brite; sister-in-law, Joyce Taylor; brother-in-law, Kenneth Dillon; sister-in-law, Arlene Dillon; special nephew, Patrick Dillon; special nieces, Amanda Griffin and Angela Wise and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tues-day, June 18, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Danny Moye officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Matthew Shirey, Patrick Dillon, Victor McBride, Billy Kennedy III, Craig Taylor and Keith Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Blake Atchley and Nathan Kinsela. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

FOLEY
ONALASKA -- Ryan Edward Foley, 27, of Onalaska died on June 13, 2013 in Onalaska. He was born on Oct. 7, 1985 in Voorhees, N.J., to Michael P. and Laurie (Tulk) Foley. He played high school football from 2004-2005, basketball from 2003-2005 and ran track as well as cross country. Ryan was a graduate in the year 2005 at the Onalaska High School and then joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He received many medals while he was in the Marines, which included Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Marine Corps Good Con-duct Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2nd Awd), Iraq Campaign Medal (w/1 Bronze Service Star), Basic Para-chutist Insignia, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Letter of Appreciation and Rifle Qualifica-tion Badge (Expert). He is preceded in death by his sister, Ella Foley and grandparents, Marilyn and Jerry Tulk. Survivors include his parents, of Onalaska; brother, Connor Foley of Onalaska; grandparents, Tom and Mary Foley of Houston; uncle, Tom Foley of Fayetteville, Ark.; uncle, Jim Foley of Avalon, N.J.; aunt, MaryAnn Porvaznik of Haden Heights, N.J.; uncle, Joe Foley of Fayetteville, Ark.; uncle, Dan Foley of Smithville, N.J.; aunt, Gail Huges of Waterford, N.J.; aunt, Sue Bergeron of Warick, R.I.; aunt, Patti Speranza of Waterford, N.J. and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at Cochran Funeral Home in Ona-laska, with Father Clifton Labbe officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers will be David Dupree, Josh Long, Kevin Leahy, Wesley Harold, Lance Karas and J.D. Woods. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MARTIN
LIVINGSTON -- Kendal Laird Martin, 21, of Leggett died on June 14, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer in Houston, at MD Anderson Hospital. She was born on Aug. 21, 1991 in Lufkin, to Dar-rell and Shelia (Hickman) Laird. Kendal was a faithful member of Oak Grove Church of Christ and she knew and loved God. She en-joyed cheerleading and was a cheerleader for Leggett High School. She loved gymnastics. She also participated in her local 4H Club and FFA. Kendal couldn't get enough of spending time with her beloved animals. She also loved to watch Lacy rodeo and spending time with all of her friends and family. She is survived by her parents, of Leggett; sister and brother-in-law, Stacey and Bradley Owens of Leg-gett; husband, Lacy Martin of Coldspring; grandmother, Billie Jean Hickman of Leggett; grand-parents, Bill and Butch Laird of Leggett and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Funeral services were held Mon-day, June 17, at First Baptist Church of Livingston, with Bill Yasko and Ellen May officiating. Interment followed in Center Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jake Conrad, Matt Benton, Justin Wright, Skeeter Ramsey, Jake Bower, Stephen Smith, Bradley Owens and Robert Kelly. Honorary pallbearers were Justin Hickman, Hunter Ar-nold and Kris Thornton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Team Lazer Parent Club in care of Moseley Gym or to the Leukemia Foundation. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

GODBY
LIVINGSTON -- Sheryl Lea Godby, 51, of Livingston died on June 16, 2013 in Lufkin. She was born on July 14, 1961 in Jacinto City, to Donald Edwin "Red" Godby and Eula Mae McBride Godby. Sheryl is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Annie Godby of Bentonville, Ark.; two nephews and one niece, Joshua Godby and Jordan Godby of Springdale, Ark. and Sam Godby of Bentonville, Ark. and special friend, Elizabeth Gibson of Cleveland. A service of remembrance was held on Tuesday, June 18, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. James Williams officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

ELLIOTT
LIVINGSTON -- Thomas Wesley (T.W. "Sam") Elliott died Sunday morning in Livingston at the age of 92. He was born May 8, 1921 in Mt. Vernon, Texas. His parents were Lon B. and Lena Elliott. Sam was pre-deceased by his parents; wife, Nelwynn Baxley Elliott; four brothers, Jack Elliott, Joe Elliott, Olie Elliott and Claudie Elliott; three sisters, Ouida Scroggins, Carmen Griggs and Juanita Holub; one niece and one nephew. Sam is survived by his children, Michael Elliott and wife Mary of Cripple Creek, Colo.; Carole Futch and husband Lenon of Austin; Angela Dominy and husband Mike of Livingston and Paula Estefan and husband Ron of Conroe; nieces and nephews, Elaine Elliott of Rockport, Patricia Temple of Jacksonville, Rose Griggs, Fred Griggs and Jim Griggs; grandchild, Ashley Thomasini and husband Von of Monmouth, Ore.; great-grandchildren, Sage, Malachi, Tobias and Shiloh Rain Thomasini; granddaughter, Jennifer Money and husband Billy Fain; great-grandchildren, Meganne Money of Pearland and Jake and Crissy Dominy of Livingston; step-grandsons, Zachary and Blake Estefan of Houston; devoted secretary and friend, Henrietta Norman; two friendly ex-wives, Marilyn Kidd of Goodrich and Theresa Ainsworth of Nacogdoches and a host of friends. Sam began his life on the family farm in Winnsboro. Later, he joined the U.S. Air Force and soon transferred to the paratroopers, where he made many jumps. After an honorable discharge, he spent several years in the reserves and was recalled to duty, serving in Korea in 1950. When this tour of duty was over, he established an oilfield service business until he was able to pursue his dream of "living the country life." A 55-year resident of Livingston, he began operating a dairy at East Tempe until the lake was developed, which lead to his long career of real estate development. Sam was an entrepreneur who enjoyed buying and selling land and properties. In his younger days, he loved golfing and boasting of two holes-in-one. Sam enjoyed talking with everyone who came in his office. They knew him for the many interesting stories he told about his adventures. He went to his office every day, until two weeks before his death. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 19, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Joe McDonald and Bro. Dicky Boddie officiating. Military honors were conducted by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Interment followed in Harmony Cemetery in Winnsboro. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Dominy, Jake Dominy, Bill Westmoreland, Daniel Walters, Jerry Wayne Cassity and Eddie Martin. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.  

DRISKELL
LIVINGSTON -- Clare Driskell, 81, of Leggett died on June 18, 2013 in Livingston. Services are pending at this time. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WASHINGTON
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Mary Fisher Washington, 61, of Jacksonville, Fla. will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Corri-gan. Interment will follow in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Visitation will be held Friday, June 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the Cor-rigan Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Washington was born March 12, 1952 in El Dorado, Ark. and died Thursday, June 13, 2013, in a hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. She graduated from Corrigan High School in 1969 with honors. She was preceded death by her father, Ervin Fisher Sr.; sister, Ber-nesteen Robinson and children, Michael and Michele Washington. Survivors include husband, Edwin Washington; daughters, Regina (DeLon) Barksdale of Jack-sonville, Fla., Shannon (Alford) Moore of Oxnard, Calif. and Denita (Philip) Trank of Nashville, Tenn.; mother, Reola Fisher of Corrigan; five brothers, Trojan, Ervin Jr, Wil-liam, Eddie and Robert Fisher and three sisters, Earlene Gatherite, Irene Clifton and Elizabeth Smith. Corrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MERRYMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Minnie Laverne Merryman, 76, of Livingston died on June 8, 2013 in Livingston. Minnie was born on Oct. 12, 1936 in Livingston, to Herman Dillon and Bertha Murphy Dillon. Minnie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sid Merry-man; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Charles Tyler and brother, Butch Dillon. She is survived by her nephew and niece, Kyle and Lisa Dillon of Beaumont; niece and nephew, Donnell and Alan May of Daphne, Ala.; lifelong friend, Flora Sasser of Livingston; brother-in-law, Ray Wagers of Arcadia, La.; great-niece, Jennifer Knight; great-nephew, Justin Knight; great-nephew, Jacob Dillon; great-niece, Madison May; great-nephew, Colton May; sister-in-law, Cherry Reeves; uncle and aunt, Leon and Wilma Henson of Livingston; aunt, Beaulah Smith of Vidor; uncle and aunt, Deddie and LaVerne Dillon of Livingston; uncle and aunt, Al and Mildred Hester of Beaumont; aunt, Winnie Hall of Silsbee and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Justin Knight, Jacob Dillon, Colton May, Patrick Murphy, Hilbert Dillon and Alan May. Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Seymour, A.D Dillon and Mike Murphy. Services were held Monday, June 10, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Mitchell Murphy officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Camp Ruby Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

NELSON
ONALASKA -- Ella Kathleen Nelson, 55, of Garrison died on June 8, 2013 in Garrison. She was born on April 26, 1958 in Lufkin, to William Cal Tipton II and Dorris Jean Spurlock. Ella Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents and her son, Ronnie Tipton. She is survived by her husband, John C. Nelson of Garrison; son and daughter-in-law, Danny Keele and Rachel of Forney; grandson, Collin Keele of Forney; grand-daughter, Erynn Keele of Forney; sisters, Ginger Kruger of George-town, Judy Tipton of Trinity and Carla Tipton of Lufkin and numer-ous other relatives and friends. Services were held Monday, June 10, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

STEWART
LIVINGSTON -- James Richard Stewart Jr., 87, of Livingston died on June 7, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Nov. 11, 1925 in Mon-roe, La., to James Richard Stewart Sr. and Dorice (Bozeman) Stewart. James married Ann Riordan on Nov. 27, 1974 in Houston. James is predeceased by his par-ents, James and Dorice Stewart and sons, Dickie Stewart and Donnie Stewart. James is survived by his wife, Ann (Riordan) Stewart of Livingston; daughter, Colleen Broussard of Lafayette, La.; step-daughter, Bettye Ann Cravess of Allen; stepson, Mark Thompson of Aiker, S.C.; granddaughter, Natalie Broussard Lemaine of Lafayette, La.; grandson, Jeffrey Jason Porter of Allen; granddaughter, Brooke Stewart of Corpus Christi; grand-daughter, Victoria Richmond of Alexandria, La.; great-grandson, Cole Michael Lamaine of Lafay-ette, La.; sisters, Sue Young of California and Mary Lou McNabb of Huntsville, Ala.; sister-in-law and husband, Kathy and Allie Johnson of Houston; nephew, Chris Williams of Houston and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 11, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Father Link Hullar officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

GAGNON
LIVINGSTON -- Richard "Ricky" Gagnon, 47, of Livingston died on June 7, 2013 in Conroe. He was born on Sept. 5, 1965 in Hous-ton, to Richard and Delma Johnston Gagnon. Richard was preceded in death his parents and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jacquelynn and Earl Babbs. He is survived by his wife, Debra Gagnon of Livingston, whom he married on July 24, 1988 in Indian Springs; son and daughter-in-law, Devin Gagnon and Ashley Berry of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Gagnon and Katrina Barnes of Livingston; grandson, Michael Gagnon; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Gerald Cooper; sister, Wanda Tanton; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Kathy Weeks; brother and sis-ter-in-law, Kenneth and Debbie Weeks; brother-in-law, Johnie Penry; sister-in-law, Delayna Beane and numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services were held Monday, June 10, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Evangelist Melvyna Allison officiating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

JOHNSON
TRINITY -- Betty Ann Johnson, born Dec. 5, 1944 in Shelbyville to Edward and Betty (Cline) Callens, died on May 18, 2013 at her resi-dence in Onalaska. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Mortilee Johnson; brother, Dennis Callens and sister, Carolyn Lewis. Survivors include son, Marty Johnson and wife Terry; cousins, Gayle Johnson, Harry Still and Tracey Wolfe and numerous other loving relatives and friends. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 21, in Carlisle Cemetery, with the Rev. Douglas Johnson officiating. Waller-Thornton Funeral Home in Trinity was in charge of ar-rangements.

LILLEY
CORRIGAN -- Graveside ser-vices for Martin Luther Lilley, 91, of the Wakefield community in Corrigan were held Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Wheeler Ceme-tery in the Wakefield community, with Bro. David Butters officiating. Mr. Lilley was born May 7, 1922 in the Wakefield community and died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Lilley served his country in the United States Army during World War II where he was a Normandy Invasion replacement. He received the Purple Heart after he was wounded during his time of service. He is preceded in death by his parents, A.O. Lilley and Sally Stella (Wheeler) Lilley and broth-ers and sisters, A.W. Lilley, Gladys Shankles, Wheeler Lilley and Leona Lilley. Mr. Lilley is survived by his sis-ter, Lois Lilley Wathen of the Wakefield community; nephews, Johnny of Dallas, Gary of the Wakefield community and Paul Ray of Yoakum; nieces, Patricia Ann of Australia, Bonnie of Ari-zona, Loretta of College Station, Nancy of Houston and Carol of Hawaii and other relatives and friends. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

NIX
LIVINGSTON -- James Richard "J.R." Nix Jr., 55, of Livingston died on June 7, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Sept. 27, 1957 in Gilmer, to James Richard Nix Sr. and Zula Mae Richards. He is survived by companion, Alicia Wooten of Livingston; sons, Jessie James Nix of Ohio, James Brandon Nix of Kilgore and Jody Wayne Nix of Longview; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy Nix and Carolyn of Mineola; nephews, D.J. Helpenstill of San Antonio and James Lester Nix of Gilmer; niece and husband, Angela Gordy and James; numerous great-nieces and nephews; life-long friend, Gauldin Starr of Avinger and best compan-ion, Sharlie. A memorial service for J.R. will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MORENO
LIVINGSTON -- Louis Moreno, 60, of Houston died on June 7, 2013 in Conroe. He was born on Nov. 19, 1952 in Houston, to Benancio Moreno and Wessie Car-son Moreno. Louis is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Millie Moreno; brother and sister-in-law, Benancia and Melba Moreno and two broth-ers, Mario Moreno and Joey Her-nandez. He is survived by his wife, Cyn-thia Moreno of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Erica Moreno and Jason Carrillo of Houston; sons and daughters-in-law, Dustyn and Kerry Moreno of Livingston and Jamus and Jennifer Poncho of Segno; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Ann Moreno of Hous-ton; sister, Debra Fast Horse of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister, Mary Hernandez of Houston; sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia Pena and Gilbert of Pasadena; sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Regulo Flores of Houston; brother, Johnny Moreno of Pasadena; sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Victor Nava of Houston and grandchil-dren, Tanner Poncho, Raymond Poncho, Mathias Poncho, Lenayah Moreno, Aionna Moreno, Kamea Moreno, Melina Carrillo and An-gelo Carrillo. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 11, in the Alabama-Coushatta Multi-Purpose Building at the Indian Reservation in Polk County, with the Rev. Rudy Marti-nez officiating. Interment followed in the Alabama-Coushatta Reserva-tion Cemetery. Pallbearers were Daniel Moreno, Dustyn Moreno, Johnny Moreno, Jason Carrillo, Kristopher Abbey, Shane Poncho, Dana Williams and Calvin Wilson. Honorary pallbear-ers were Shaun Pittman, James "Bubba" Greenlee, Leonard Wil-liams and Ricardo Apolinar. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DONAHO
LIVINGSTON -- Carol Donaho, 66, of Livingston, formerly of Houston, died on June 9, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Aug. 23, 1946 in San Antonio, to Rhea S. Nixon and Doris Crandall. She was known as a devoted friend, mother, teacher and Texan fan; a beautiful spirit, full of laugh-ter and sincere kindness; a lover of animals, children and nature. Those who knew her say watch-ing Carol in action with her ele-mentary children left you in a state of awe, as the children were either following her like a mother duck or surrounding her awaiting the next humorous story. She touched the lives of thousands of children, whom to this day will remember her favorite saying, when times get tough, "Remember three good things." Carol shared an uncommon spirit with everyone she came in contact with, that focused on "making their day." Friends and family say, no matter the troubles or pain she car-ried, that would be tucked away, to perform an act of kindness all the while with a smile on her face. Since their inception, Carol's be-loved Houston Texans became the love of her life. Her final days were made content amongst the décor of this No. 1 fan's Texan Cave. Fishing and life in the outdoors filled Carol's daily life on Lake Livingston. Birds, flowers and plants befriended her and would soon be given a nickname. Sam, a resident egret, would arrive daily for his fill of fish and conservation. Year after year, Sam would return with baby birds in tow. Carol her-self would have the nickname, "bird lady" bestowed upon her from those passing by. Friends say, when you see a bird flying play-fully and soaring through the sky, think of Carol and smile, for she is happy and watching over us. Carol is survived by her friend, Elaine Wood of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Stephanie Donaho of Houston; son, Chris Wood of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandson, Ja-Ra Wood; sister, Cindy Nixon of San Antonio; grandson, Nicholas Donaho of Houston; granddaughter, Alexandra Donaho of Houston and numerous other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

FREEMAN
ONALASKA -- John Fredrick Freeman, 73, of Onalaska died on June 6, 2013 in Livingston. John was born on Feb. 2, 1940 in Red-wood Falls, Minn., to John Allen Freeman and Jean LaFramboise. John is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Oakley Freeman. He is survived by his wife, Mar-tha Freeman of Onalaska; daughter, Kathy Freeman of Tomball; son and daughter-in-law, Allen Free-man and Sandi of St. Cloud, Minn.; brother, Tom Freeman of Gaylord, Minn.; sister and brother-in-law, Milicent Kotek and Jerry of Ore-gon, Wis.; nephew and wife, Jer-emy Freeman and Michel of St. Peter, Minn.; niece and husband, Amy Brooks and Charlie of Ft. Atkinson, Wis.; nephews, Jake Ko-tek and Troy Freeman and a host of friends. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DEHASS
LIVINGSTON -- Billie Lee Dehass, 83, of Livingston died on June 10, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on July 12, 1929 in Sara-toga, to Joseph Wesley and Maggie Ruth (Barnes) Hall. Billie is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Linda Brumbley and son, Jerry Brock. She is survived by her husband, Walter Dehass of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry Shelton and Gilbert of Livingston; son, Robert Brock of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Harvey and Chuck of McGregor; daughter and son-in-law, Nora Sandifer and Joseph of Cleveland; daughter and son-in-law, Trilles Lake and Steve, of Urbana, Mo.; son, Anthony Brock of Tennessee Colony; stepdaughter, Le Ann Dehass of Crosby; stepdaughter, Yvonne Gutierrez of Crosby; step-son and wife, Tyrone Dehass and Kathy of Trinity; stepson, Nelson Dehass of Crosby; 34 grandchil-dren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and nu-merous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Jacob Clay, Aaron Good, Terry Hall, Fran-scisco Gutierrez, Nelson Dehass and Grant Price. Cody Price is an honorary pallbearer. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. James Coots officiating. Interment will follow in Guidrey Cemetery in Batson. Visitation will begin at noon un-til service time, also at Cochran Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

OXFORD
LIVINGSTON -- Jimmy Wayne Oxford, 62, of Livingston died on June 6, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Oct. 3, 1950 in Houston, to G.W. Oxford and Ella Mae Wilson Oxford. Jimmy Wayne is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Ella Mae Oxford of Normangee; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen Richards and Gary of Hous-ton; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda Jo Franks and Don of Hous-ton; son and daughter-in-law, J. Freedom Oxford and Debbie of Livingston; son, Christopher To-bias of Livingston; daughter, KC Lang Oxford of Livingston; grand-children, Izaiha Shane Oxford, Ean Justice Oxford, Kayla Liberty Hofflinger and Kevin Shawn Au-berry and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Cochran Funeral Home in Living-ston. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BRUMLEY
ONALASKA -- Ray Dean Brum-ley, 65, of Onalaska died on June 10, 2013 in Lufkin. Ray was born on Feb. 20, 1948 in Houston, to Duard Ruel Brumley and Bertha (Kidd) Brumley. Ray is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Alice Rohus. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Brumley of Onalaska; son and daughter-in-law, Noah and Mi-chelle Brumley of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Legion and Colleen Brumley of Carlsbad, N.M.; son and daughter-in-law, Ariel and Gloria Brumley of Long-view; son and daughter-in-law, Capt. Chance and Nina Brumley of Edmond, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law, Jada and Tony Ohlson of Onalaska; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Janice Burns of Tomball; sister, Marajane Davis of Houston; sister and brother-in-law, Raenell and Dale Jacobs of Jack-sonville, N.C.; brother, Ron Wal-lace of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Bailey Moffett, Mia Brumley, Ka-tie Brumley, Atticus Brumley, Xa-vier Brumley, Bella Ohlson and Walker Brumley and numerous other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. Visitation will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 13, also at Cochran Funeral Home in Ona-laska. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

FLETCHER
LIVINGSTON -- Jack Fletcher, 69, of Livingston died on June 4, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Feb. 15, 1944 in Votaw, to Isac and Doris Fletcher. Jack is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Fletcher; daughter, Amanda Fletcher and two brothers, Albert Fletcher and Dick Paul Fletcher. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Heather Gana and David of Livingston; grandchil-dren, Amber, Anissa, Anaka, Joshua, Kaylah, Clay, Amanda and Gerald; stepchildren, Rhonda Bar-ton and husband Chris and Gerald Ward Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Faye Nesmith and Melvin of Leg-gett and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were David Gana, Ronald Jeffers, Jeff Ziegler, Dennis Tanton, Keith Nelson and Casey McGowen. Services were held Friday, June 7, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in West Tempe Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WEST
GOODRICH -- H.W. Tex West of Goodrich died on May 29, 2013 in Houston. He was born Aug. 29, 1948 in Howard Air Force Base, Panama Canal. Tex is survived by sons Chad Deasy and Christopher West; daughter, Jennifer West; daughters-in-law, Sheila Deasy and Vickie West and beloved grandchildren Eric, Haileigh and Jordan. A private memorial will be held on the lake at the Taylor's. Contact Chris West at 936-329-3245 for directions.

GOSSETT
LUFKIN -- Funeral services for Patsy Ruth Graham Gossett, 59, of Diboll will be held at 2 p.m. Sun-day, June 9, 2013, in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin, with the Rev. C. Allen King Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Union Springs Cemetery in Corri-gan. Mrs. Gossett was born Nov. 3, 1953 in Lufkin, to Barto and Irene (Ford) Graham, and died Thursday, June 6, 2013, in a local hospital. A former resident of Hudson, she had resided in Diboll for the last three years. Mrs. Gossett was known as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother but above all, loved the Lord Jesus Christ. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Robert Gossett; sons and daughters-in-law, Shane and Mi-chelle Gossett and Chad and Jenni-fer Gossett; grandchildren, Jimmy David Gossett, Michael Shane Gossett, Christopher Gossett, Sarah Gossett and Emily Gossett; broth-ers and sisters-in-law, Bobby Gra-ham, Billy and Vinnie Graham, Donny and Benita Graham, and Paul and Roxie Graham; sisters and brother-in-law, Susie Connor, Gayle Whitworth and Glenda and Clifton Foster; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Barto and Irene Graham; son, Joe Paul Gossett and brother, B.G. Graham. Pallbearers will be Cody Whitworth, Keith Whitworth, Jimmy David Gossett, Michael Shane Gossett, Don Graham and Chris Graham. Honorary pallbear-ers will be Christopher Gossett and Sarah Gossett. Memories and condolences may be added at carrowayfuneral-home.com.

MARSH
LIVINGSTON -- Helen Marga-ret Marsh, 82, died on June 1, 2013 from complications of a stroke. She was born on June 11, 1930 in Goose Creek, to the late Leo and Vlasta Dziadek. She retired in 1984 after a long career at Southwestern Bell Telephone in Houston. Survivors include three children, Susie Carraway and her husband Harvey, Rogers H. Marsh Jr. and Kathy Nail and her husband Mike; three grandchildren; one brother, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Rogers; three brothers and one grandchild. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at her family plot in Bold Springs Ceme-tery, with Bro. Harold Isaacs offi-ciating. A memorial for her hus-band, Rogers, who died on April 1, 2013, will also be held after her services. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

STEIN
LIVINGSTON -- Gary Lee Stein, 52, of Rye died on May 31, 2013 in Rye. He was born on Nov. 21, 1960, to William and Hazel Fay Warren Stein. Gary enjoyed motorcycles, being outdoors and going hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by his fa-ther, William Stein and his grand-parents, Julia and Lubie Warren. Gary is survived by his mother, Hazel Stein of Conroe; daughter, Shyane Stein of Rye; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Nancy Stein of Rye; sister, Julia Fay Stein of Conroe; nephews, Robert Stein II and wife Jessica and James Stein and wife Angel; nieces, Amy Stein, Tonya Parker and boyfriend Shawn Thomas, Charity Lister and hus-band Chris and Alisha McClain and husband Ricky; numerous great-nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Frank Aragon officiating. In-terment will follow in Massey Cemetery in Hortense. Pallbearers will be Robert Stein II, James Stein, Mark Moore, Tommy Fisher, Rick Lawson and Chester Tanton. Honorary pallbear-ers are Robert Stein, Robert Cas-selberry and Ronnie Evans. Visitation will be held Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, both beginning at 5 p.m., also at Coch-ran Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

YOUNGBLOOD
CLEVELAND -- Marie Youngblood, 52, died on Friday, May 17, 2013, in Coldspring. Mrs. Youngblood was born on Thursday January 12, 1961 in Houston, to Eddie Matthews and Hasteen Mat-thews. Marie was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Matthews; broth-ers, Lorenzo Matthews and Dwight Noble Johnson Jr. and her sisters, Annie Mae Johnson and Dora Mat-thews. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, George Youngblood; two sons, George Elliot Youngblood Jr. and Mark Anthony Youngblood and wife LaTonya Youngblood; two broth-ers, Quentin Matthews and Vernon Matthews; sister, Louvenia Mat-thews; granddaughter, Kimora Marie Youngblood; grandson, Luke Anthony Youngblood; two nieces, Shera Johnson and Cassandra John-son; nephew, James Johnson and numerous other loving family and friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 1, at Shepherd United Pentecostal Church. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. All services were handled by Neal Funeral Home.

TOMO
ONALASKA -- Oscar Vernon Torno, 86, of Onalaska died on May 31, 2013 in Onalaska. He was born on June 11, 1926 in St. Paul, to Otto Karl and Maggie McCarty Torno. Oscar married his long-time sweetheart Esther Marion on May 9, 1947 in Sinton. He served in the United States Army and fought in WWII. He is preceded in death by his wife, in 2008; his parents, OK and Maggie; grandson, Emery Wayne Walker; two brothers, Otto Karl Torno Jr. and Pat Gearald Torno; son-in-law, Boyd Walker and brother-in-law, Steve Rapach. Oscar is survived by his four daughters, Ruth Walker, Carol Browning and husband Don, Shirley Hufford and Candy Torno; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren. One sister Alpha Rapach; one brother, Billy and wife Marilyn Torno; sisters-in-law, Patty Torno and Ruth Ann Floyd and numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services were held Tues-day, June 4, at Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Pastor Bill Cook officiating. Mr. Torno will have funeral services again at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton. Interment will follow in Palms Memorial Garden Cemetery in Portland, Texas. Pallbearers will be Tony Smith, Matthew Walker, Gary Torno, Dar-rell Torno, Robert Marion and Troy Marburger. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MARLOWE
GLADWATER -- Services for Wanda Louise Arnold Marlowe of Gladewater were held on Wednes-day, June 5, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev, Wayne Flowers and Larry W. Osborne officiating. Burial fol-lowed in Rosedale Cemetery, with the Rev. Dick Dobbins officiating. Born on May 19, 1931 in St. Jo-seph's Hospital, Houston, to Olan Howard Arnold and Georgia Louise McNeely Arnold, she died on June 1, 2013 at the age of 82. She was raised in Trinity, and later moved with her family to Livingston, where she graduated from high school. From an early age, Wanda Lou (as she was affectionately known by her fam-ily) displayed a gift and passion for music which continued throughout her life. Wanda also enjoyed drama and journalism in high school and was elected class officer many times. She was well-respected by her peers and maintained many of those early close friendships to this day. It can be said of Wanda she truly never met a stranger and was a friend to untold numbers. Wanda attended Sam Houston State Teachers College and Texas Women's University before gradu-ating from Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor's in music education. Years later she graduated with honors from SMU with a master's in liberal arts. In 1955, Wanda married Cleo Marlowe and they made their home in Gladewater She and Cleo had two children, Ann and Chris. Wanda enjoyed every minute of her 42-year career teaching in the Gladewater ISD as an elementary and middle school music teacher. She was known as someone who touched the lives of thousands through her love of music and her limitless compassion for students and their families. She was a very accomplished pianist and singer, having participated in nu-merous musical productions all over East Texas. Especially fond memories include many years play-ing the piano for Rangerette Revels in Kilgore and the Tyler Rose Fes-tival. Wanda was a long-time member of many civic and social clubs in Gladewater. Wanda was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church in Gladewater, where she spent 50 years serving the Lord with her time, talents and many gifts. The First United Meth-odist Church always held a special place in her heart and continued to minister to her after illness struck and she moved away from Glade-water. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo; her parents; her sister, Maxine and her brother, Olan. She is survived by her daughter, Ann and husband Steve Golding and their children, Garrett (fiancée Elizabeth Mortenson) and Mallory; son, Chris Marlowe and wife Jackie and their children, Christopher, Brandon and Cameron; stepson, Randy Marlowe and wife Sandy and their children and grandchil-dren and stepson, Ken Marlowe and wife Kris and their children and grandchildren. Pallbearers were Wanda's grand-sons, Garrett Golding, Christopher Marlowe, Brandon Marlowe, Aaron Marlowe, Adam Marlowe; cousin, Neel Marlowe and her nephew, Fred Arnold. The family asks that any gifts in memory of Wanda be made to First United Methodist Church of Gladewater, 217 W. Quitman, Gladewater, Texas 75647; Glade-water Former Students Association, P.O. Box 1425, Gladewater, Texas 75647; or the Livingston Montes-sori School, 620 Noblitt Street, Livingston, Texas 77351 (which is now located in Wanda's childhood home. Croley Funeral Home, Glade-water, was in charge of arrange-ments.

HORN
LIVINGSTON -- Jack Lewis Horn, 62, of Livingston died on June 3, 2013 in Brownsville. He was born on Oct. 24, 1950 in Waxahachie, to J.D. and Edna (Rickard) Horn. Jack worked as a truck driver. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lillian Gilmore and a brother, Paul Ray Horn. Jack is survived by his wife, Betty Horn of Livingston; daugh-ter, Jacqueline Webb; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Johnny Sharbine of Houston; daughter, Tammy Carr of Livingston; son, James Sharbine of Naples, Texas; daughter, Sandy Barton of Naples, Texas; grandchildren, Justin Bar-ton, Ace Barton, Wesley Sharbine, Crystal Sharbine and Carol Shar-bine, Heather Griffin, David Shar-bine and Sarah, Timothy Sharbine, Jonathan Sharbine and Ashley Willeford and Ricky and Megan Carr; great-grandchildren, Maddi Sharbine, Hannah Sharbine, Serenidy Sharbine, J.B. Sharbine, Caden Griffin, Cameron Griffin, Brayden Carr and Hunter Carr; sister-in-law, Dorothy Webb of Tyler and numerous other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in Bluff Creek Cemetery in Polk County, with Bro. Darryl Hartless officiat-ing. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WESTCOTT
LIVINGSTON -- Alma Jo Davis Westcott, 81, of Livingston died on Monday, June 3, 2013, in Livingston at her place of residence in the Bradford at Brookside. She was born Dec. 8, 1931 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, to Wilbur Buster Davis and Ora Lee Berryhill Davis. She was one of six children, five girls and one boy. She grew up and attended school in Palestine. She also at-tended business school in Palestine, where she learned her trade being a bookkeeper. On June 21, 1952 she married her husband and soul mate Robert J. Westcott Jr. here in Polk County. She worked for Livingston Tele-phone Co.; Polk County Court-house and she found a home at Ogletree Lumber Company, where she worked until she retired. She said she always enjoyed working there. She and Robert had three daugh-ters, Mary, Linda and Patricia. Alma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and soul mate, Robert; her brother, Jimmy Carl Davis; her sister, Bertha Mae Ramey and one great granddaugh-ter, Clarissa. She is survived by three sisters, Norma Jourline Breathwitt of Con-roe, Molly Lee Galloway and hus-band William of Palestine and Shirley Ann Newsome and husband Gene of Palestine. Alma is also survived by three daughters, Mary Elizabeth Oliver and husband Ricky Dean Oliver of Kline, Linda Marie Brecheen and husband Fred of Mesquite and Patricia Diane Blalock and husband Thomas of Livingston; eight grand-children, Angela and Travis Foster of Magnolia, Scott Oliver of Ger-many, Alana Brecheen, Amanda Martin and Audrey Proza of Mes-quite, Steven Placker of Nashville, Tenn., Stephanie Faddis of Livingston and Tiffany Blalock of Marshall; five great-grandchildren, Kaci Foster, Logan, Owen and Austin Placker and Patience Fad-dis; four step-grandchildren, Bill, Tommy, Kris Blalock and Marcia Marsh; 10 step-grandchildren; sis-ters-in-law, Elsie Dutch Westcott and Betty Westcott of Dallas and one brother in law, Ralph and wife Wanda Westcott of Livingston. Alma was a Christian by faith and a member of Blanchard Baptist Church. She and Robert were char-ter members of Chesswood Baptist Church of Livingston. A celebration of Alma's life was held on June 5 at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Frank Aragon and Bro. Tommy Blalock officiat-ing. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steven Placker, Dan Dugger, Ricky Oliver, Arnold Oliver, Roger Pierce, Danny Mose-ley, Tommy Blalock Jr. and R.D. Pierce. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Placker, Greg Ogletree and Kelton Ogletree. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefu-neral.com.

HAM
LIVINGSTON -- Gwen Ruby Ham, born on Jan. 13, 1937 in Manchester, N.H., to William O. and Hazel I. O`Connor Robbins, died on May 29, 2013 at the age of 76. Gwen is survived by sisters, Jac-quelyn Cate of Contoocook, N.H., Donna Johnson of Falmouth, Va. and Marilyn Robbins of Franklin, N.H.; brother, William Robbins Jr. of Maine; friends, Pat Eversole of Coldspring and Regina Windt of Shepherd; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Gwen is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ham and both par-ents. She lived in the Shepherd community since 1976. Gwen's former occupation was in the home health industry for 12 years. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefu-neral.com.

COOPER
LUFKIN – Funeral services for Royce Wayne Cooper, 49, of Lufkin will be held at noon Satur-day, June 8, 2013, in the First Community Baptist Church in Leg-gett. Burial will follow in Carring-ton Cemetery. Viewing will be in the Tims Fu-neral Home Chapel in Lufkin from 2-8 p.m. Friday. Mr. Cooper was born March 11, 1964 in Lufkin and died May 31, 2013 at his residence. Tims Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MORGAN
LIVINGSTON -- William Ernest "Bill" Morgan died at age 95 on May 27, 2013 in Tomball. He was born on July 20, 1917 in Utica, N.Y. He was a resident of Ace. William is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel E. Morgan. He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends. Bill was an avid bowler and loved the casinos. He was an em-ployee of Houston Light and Power Co. for 42 years. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at Cochran Fu-neral Home in Livingston. Inter-ment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Worship Leader Anna Marion will officiate. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

WEST
LIVINGSTON -- Charles Ray West, 73, of Moscow died on May 24, 2013 in Livingston. Charles was born on Nov. 6, 1939 in Livingston, to Oscar Jessie and Mary Magdaline Bird West. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-57. Charles is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ira Lee West, James C. West and Oscar Junior West and sister, Evelyn Bender. He is survived by wife, Jaquita West of Moscow; sister-in-law, Mary Eaton of Carthage; brother-in-law, Billy Eaton of Cushing; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Pete Rains of Livingston; sis-ter-in-law, Betty Everett of Tennes-see; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Butch and Diane Eaton of Conroe; brother-in-law, Robert Eaton of Arkansas and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Jimmy Bender, Charles Bender, Michael Rains, Stacy Rains, Stephen Moye and Anthony Eaton. Services were held Monday, May 27, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Danny Moye officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

OWENS
LIVINGSTON -- Janet Sue Owens, 67, of Goodrich died on May 23, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on May 16, 1946 in Dal-las, to James and Juanita Salter Cherry. Janet is preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by her husband, Chip Owens of Goodrich; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Rick Bodnar of Goodrich; daughter, Destiny Kennedy of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Sara Owens of Goodrich; daughter and partner, Mandi Owens and Kristie Reed of Santa Fe, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Micheal and Jennie Owens of Dal-lardsville; brother and sister-in-law, Morgan and Maggie Akin of Ba-kersfield, Calif.; brother, Johnny Glenn of Cumberland, Md.; par-ents, Lonnie and Shirley Glenn of Rye; grandchildren, Kristi Mitchell, Clint and Kaylah Mitchell, Kelli and Mark Allen, Kortni and Doug Florence, Sarah Kennedy, Evan Kennedy, Corbin Owens, Bailey Van Meter, Chasitie, Jadyn, Cadyn, and Chloe Langley, Jacob Reed and Kelli Derrick; great-grandchild, Katie Sue Bodnar, and Kayslee on the way. Janet was an LISD bus driver for several years, and treated each child as her own. She was always upbeat, positive and lively. She loved nature, fishing and bird-watching. She was also very artistic and creative; whether making cards, wood crafts or home décor. Janet especially loved cooking and experimenting with new recipes. Most importantly, she loved her family and was a second mom to all. Pallbearers were Mark Allen, Doug Florence, Clint Mitchell, Evan Kennedy, Corbin Owens, Darrell Mitchell, Keith Gray, Karl Gray, John Noles, Gerald Munson, James Hargrave, Steve Jefferson, Darrell Faust and T.J. Light. Hon-orary pallbearers were employees of the LISD Transportation De-partment. Services were held Sunday, May 26, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Danny Moye officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

MORRISON
LIVINGSTON -- Eunice Camp-bell Morrison, 88, of Shepherd died on Friday, May 24, 2013, in Glennville, Ga. Mrs. Morrison was born in Center on April 6, 1925. She is survived by her daughter, Saundra Morrison Winge and hus-band Charles of Glennville, Ga.; one grandson, John Preston and wife Kelly and great-grandson, Matthew Kent of Temple; one granddaughter, Rhonda Rene Formby and husband Chance and great-grandson, Dash Patrick Formby of Nashville, Tenn. and one brother, Joe Campbell of Livingston. Mrs. Morrison is preceded in death by her husband, John Ken-neth Morrison; son, James Kent Morrison; daughter-in-law, Barbara McKellar Morrison; one sister and five brothers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at First Bap-tist Church of Shepherd. Interment will follow in Shepherd City Ceme-tery in Shepherd. There will be visitation at First Baptist Church of Shepherd from 1-2 p.m. on Satur-day. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

EVANS
LIVINGSTON -- Gene Weldon Evans, 71, of Livingston died on Monday, May 27, 2013, in Livingston. Mr. Evans was born on Dec. 14, 1941 in Littlefield, to Loyd and Naoma Evans. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Evans of Livingston; two sons, Gerry Solomon of Jacksonville, Fla. and Philip Solomon of Trinity; one sister, Mary Evans of Lubbock; two brothers, Earl Evans of Huff-man and Darrell Evans of Conroe and seven grandchildren, Nicole Evans-Taylor of Lubbock, Jared Evans of Mansfield, Kloe Solomon of Jacksonville, Fla. and Lanna, Layla, Luke and Noah Solomon, all of Livingston. Mr. Evans is preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law, Doris Reeves. Gene enjoyed music. He was not only a singer/songwriter, but he also was a guitarist and played nu-merous other instruments. He played with Buddy Holly and the Crickets and was friends with Way-lon Jennings. Gene also played with Paul McCartney in Europe and wrote songs for Jennie C. Ri-ley. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Revival Center Church of Onalaska, with the Rev. Gerald Reeves officiating. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CARTER
LIVINGSTON -- William Jennings Carter, 55, of Haughton, La. died on May 21, 2013. He was born on Jan. 16, 1958 in Livingston, Texas. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Edward Dale Carter and Bobbie Jean Parham Carter and his sister, Peggy Cherry. He is survived by his son, Wil-liam Andrew Carter; daughters, Brandy White and Lecie and sib-lings, Shirley Hooks, Albert Dale Carter, Betty Carter, Bobbie Young and Connie Griggs. He was known as a friend of many who will be missed. A graveside service was held Friday, May 24, at Peebles Ceme-tery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PEDIGO
LIVINGSTON -- Services for Rogene Lois Pedigo were held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Cen-tral Baptist Church of Livingston, with Bro. Barry Jeffries and Bro. Mike Meadows officiating. Burial services were held shortly thereaf-ter at the Pedigo Cemetery in Tyler County. Rogene was born in Hordeville, Neb. on Feb. 7, 1927, and moved to Texas in 1964. She raised eight children and took in almost every animal on which she could get her hands. The Nebraska Cornhusker was introduced to her die-hard Ag-gie named E. Joe Pedigo in 2000, and they were married within the following the year. These two be-gan a journey of new-found love that consisted of traveling, dancing, bridge playing, and endless games of Skip-Bo. Over the course of her life, Ro-gene was active in the theatre, the Junior League and various forms of charity work. She was a devoted member of the Central Baptist Church of Livingston and was ac-tive in various ministries of the Church. She especially loved her Joy Sunday School Class and its members. As we all know, Rogene abso-lutely loved fashion. She never met a hat, dress, scarf, or pair of ear-rings she didn't like. She would admit that she wasn't the best at golf, but she would also be the first to admit that she looked fairly well on the driving range. She adored her bridge group friends, as well as their cutthroat games. She could be just as competitive as she was glamorous; an incredibly sly beauty behind that million dollar smile. Rogene redefined grace and dig-nity, and lived an incredibly admi-rable life. It was a life that had many a valley, yet she always pre-vailed as a stronger and more val-iant person, and one with a more loving and compassionate heart. Perhaps that was why she was al-ways smiling. Rogene is survived by her hus-band, E. Joe Pedigo of Livingston, and her grandson, Victor Flansburg of Houston. Pallbearers were Victor Flans-burg, Bill Griffey, Sy Griffey, Corky Evans, Andy Evans, Joey Pedigo, Jason Pedigo, Jeremy Pedigo and Joseph Pedigo. Honor-ary pallbearers were Jay Walrath, Jerry Stovall, Harold Barfield, Jim Poston, Allen Peebles, Rudy Wil-liams, Sidney Smith and the mem-bers of the Central Baptist Church Joy Sunday School Class. The family requests that any do-nations be made to Central Baptist Church at P.O. Box 540, Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

BLANKENSHIP
LIVINGSTON -- Coy Charles Blankenship, 59, of Livingston died on May 21, 2013 in Livingston. Coy was born on Sept. 17, 1953 in Houston, to Charles Douglas and Marguerite Effie Strahan Blankenship. Coy is preceded in death by his parents and his nephew, Derick Anderson. He is survived by daughters, Holly Blankenship and Audrey Blankenship, both of Ft. Worth; brother, Roy Blankenship of Liv-ingston; sister, Linda Blankenship of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Fran Kenner of Austin; daughter, Sarah Crystal Daye of Tampa, Fla.; sons, Luke Hanson, Egan Hanson and Zane Hanson, all of Tampa, Fla.; grandsons, Valor Daye, Solomon Hanson and Orion Hanson, all of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Vicki Hanson of Tampa, Fla.; brother, Karl Han-son of Tampa, Fla. and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

GREEN
LIVINGSTON -- Larry Wayne Green, 62, of Livingston died on May 18, 2013 in Livingston. Larry was born on Oct. 3, 1950 in Mar-shall, to John Wesley and Fannie Mae Freeman Green. Larry is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Eric Wayne and Michael Wesley; his sister, Rose Fuller and his brother, Richard Green Sr. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Green of Livingston; sons, Stephen Green of Brenham and Casey Green of Onalaska; daughter, Christina Green and Ronnie Clay-ton of Livingston; grandchildren, Chase Green, Spencer Green, Trey Horton, Cierra Horton and Cerren-ity Horton; nephew and wife, Wesley and Amie Green of Living-ston; nephews, Joshua Green and Jonathon Green; nieces, Alyssa Green and Rosie Charpentier; sib-lings, Dorothy Johnson, Raymond Nicklas, Ruby Whitmire and Dar-lene Tanton; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Randy Barnes, Michael Gay, Ronnie Clayton, J.D. Crawford, Michael Mathis, Chris-topher Mathis, Ben Johnson and David Franklin. Honorary pallbear-ers were Chase Green, Wesley Green, Joshua Green, Jonathon Green and Trey Horton. Funeral services were held Tues-day, May 21, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. The Rev. Barry Duke officiated. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

CHAVEZ
LIVINGSTON -- Stephen Wayne Chavez, 59, of Livingston died on May 15, 2013 in Livingston. He was born on Sept. 2, 1953 in Mineral Wells, to Robert and Katherine Ann Whitson Chavez. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Bealina and Jeffrey Vincent of Mineral Wells; two stepsons, Wesley Rayon of Livingston and Billy Chavez of Mineral Wells; three grandchildren, Brooke Reed, Madison Vincent and Kristina Chavez; two brothers, Phillip Farell and Wayne Alders, both of Livingston; three sisters, Bobby Kay, of Weatherford, Con-nie Wright of Livingston and Kim-bra Rayon of Livingston; numerous extended family members and a host of friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

DARDEN
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Samuel Darden Jr., 82, of Ches-ter were held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Palestine Missionary Bap-tist Church in Chester, with the Rev. Baisey and the Rev. W.Z. Terry officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Darden Cemetery in Chester. Mr. Darden was born Sept. 18, 1930 in Chester and died Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Livingston. Mr. Darden worked in the log-ging industry for many years and was a member of Palestine Mis-sionary Baptist Church in Chester. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Naona L. (Marshall) Darden Sr.; brothers: Esaw Darden Sr., Angus Darden Sr. and LaVoy Darden Sr.; sisters, Shirley Darden and Yvonne Cole-man; son-in-law, H.T. Hood and grandson, Nicholas Hood. Mr. Darden is survived by his wife of 29 years, Gracie Lee (Hicks) Darden of Chester; son and daughter-in-law, Samuel L. and Margaret "Polly" Darden III of Houston; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy Joyce and Tommy Scott of Ferris, Laura Ann and Ron Hyatte of Aurora, Colo., Naona Mechelle Hood of Nacogdoches, Valerie Diane and Michael Davis of Nacogdoches, Anglethia Alzetta and Anthony Collins of Colmes-neil, Eula Faye and Tommy Collins of Seven Oaks and Lillie Carolyn Darden of Beaumont; brothers, Jacob Darden, James Darden, Charles Darden, Clyde Darden, Jack Darden and Glenn Darden; sisters, Arcelia Morris, Gertrude Trottie and Patricia Conner; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host other rela-tives and friends. Pallbearers were Ronnie Darden, Ryan Hyatte, Richard White, Ay-inda Marshall, Aubrey Marshall, Sam Darden IV, Carlos Berry, Rodney Darden and Noel Hood. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Darden, James Darden, Jack Dar-den, Glenn Darden, Clyde Darden, Jacob Darden and O.B. Marshall. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HUNT
LIVINGSTON -- Effie Lou Gen-try Hunt was laid to rest with quiet dignity on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in a graveside service at Peebles Cemetery, with the Rev. Jason Driskell, officiating. Mrs. Hunt was born on March 9, 1920, to Edd Gentry and Nora Sherman Gentry in the rural com-munity of Viola, Ark. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings: brothers, Boyce Gentry, Henry Gentry and Earl Gentry and sisters, Hazel Gen-try and Corene Chance; grandson, Clint Sanders and son-in-law, David Bensey. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hunt, whom she married on Jan. 26, 1955 in Houston. Mrs. Hunt is survived by her daughters, Jo Sanders and husband Charles R. Sanders of Henderson and Marsha Pugh and husband John "Dusty" Pugh of Goodrich, and stepdaughter, Pamela Bensey of Houston. She is also survived by grandsons, Robert Sanders and wife Tammy of Henderson, Chance Sanders of Pidkote and Cody Pugh and wife Emily of Goodrich; and granddaughter, Kim Smetzer of Las Cruces, N.M.; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hunt was educated in the public schools of Viola, Ark. As a young woman during World War II, she worked in a munitions plant where her job was to polish the inside of large brass shell casings. Following her marriage to Frank in 1955, she became a full-time homemaker. In 1960, they moved to Goodrich, where she lived until the time of death on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to coch-ranfh.com.

PEDIGO
LIVINGSTON -- Rogene Lois Pedigo, 89, of Livingston died on May 19, 2013 in Livingston. She was born on Feb. 7, 1927 in Mar-quette, Neb., to Victor William and Olga P.E. Gustafensen Larsen. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 22, at Central Baptist Church in Livingston. in-terment followed in the Pedigo Cemetery in Tyler County. Bro. Barry Jeffries, Bro. Mike Meadows and Victor Flansburg officiated. Pallbearers were Victor Flans-burg, Jason Pedigo, Jeremy Pedigo, Joseph Pedigo, Andy Evans, Bill Griffey, Corky Evans, Sy Griffey and Joe E. Pedigo. Honorary pall-bearers were Jay Walrath, Jim Poston, Jerry Stovall, Harold Barfield, Sidney Smith, Allen Peebles and Rudy Williams. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests that memorials be made to Central Baptist Church. A complete obituary will be pub-lished in the next edition. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

REECE
LIVINGSTON – Funeral ser-vices for Percy D. Reece Sr., 81, of Swartout will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Holy Ground Holiness Church, 203 E. Calhoun, Livingston, with the Rev. Keith Johnson of St. Luke's Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Victory Place Beautiful Cemetery. Mr. Reece was born Jan. 25, 1932 in Livingston, to the late Jessie and Eveline Ryan Reece, and died on May 18, 2013 at his resi-dence. He attended Dunbar Public Schools in Livingston. He retired from the Trinity River Authority of Texas in 1997 and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Eve-lyn McGowen Reece of Swartout; five children, Percy D. Reece Jr. (Mary) of Swartout, Rose Gentry of Houston, Minister Mary Helen Walker (James) of Goodrich, Shelia Miller (Dennis) of Rich-mond and Marcie Thomas (Bran-don) of Livingston; 17 grandchil-dren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Missionary Erma Hill of Houston; brothers, Oliver Reece (Stella) of Houston and Oliver (Bull) Ryans of Shepherd; sisters-in-law, Peggy Morgan of Livingston, Alva Woods of Houston and Jackie Griffin of Houston; brother-in-law, Arthur Griffin of Livingston; special niece, Theresa Morgan of Swartout; spe-cial grandson, Quenten Walker of Coldspring; three granddaughters-in-law; one grandson-in-law; two special nephews, Supt. Manuel Dunham Sr. of Livingston and Na-thaniel Henderson of Houston and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Jerry Morgan, Ryan Miller, Devin Miller, James Walker Jr., Marquis Thomas and Lawrence Henderson Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Darell Walker, Rodney Bookman, Quenten Walker, Brian K. Gentry, Jeremy Walker and Arthur Griffin Sr. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

TERRY
LIVINGSTON -- Doris Marie Terry, 89, of Livingston died on May 20, 2013 in Livingston. Doris was born on Dec. 26, 1923 in Nor-magee, to Robert Joseph and Mattie Alice Poss Buckner. Doris is preceded in death by her parents, and four brothers. She is survived by her husband of 62 years and counting, H.Y. Terry of Livingston; sons and wives, Ron and Rosie Stevenson of Magnolia, Bob and Judy Stevenson of Livingston, James and Ginger Terry of Pasadena and Bill and Debbie Terry of South Houston; stepdaughter, Barbara Ann Terry-Wilson of Wallisville; daughter and husband, Carol and Bob Dawkins of Houston; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; the entire staff and attendants at Timberwood Nursing Home; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Rob Steven-son, Shane Terry, Ryan Stevenson, Joe Terry, Stephen Dawkins and Thomas Anderson. Honorary pall-bearers are Steven Talbot and James Whitman. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with Bro. Ron Smith officiating. Inter-ment will follow at Bold Springs Cemetery. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to coch-ranfh.com.

 

 

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