Phyllis Ann Martin
LIVINGTON – Graveside services for Phyllis Ann Martin, 42, were held Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, in South Park Cemetery in Pasadena, with Jack V. Jones officiating.
Mrs. Martin died Thursday, Oct. 11, in Goodrich.
She was born Sept. 11, 1965 in Houston, the daughter of Donald and Phyllis Wright Jones. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Lee Jones.
Survivors include her parents, Donald and Phyllis Jones of Shepherd; daughters, Serria Ann Horvath of Shepherd, Emily Ann Horvath of Shepherd and Camryn Martin of Coldspring; son, Conner Martin of Coldspring and brother, Larry W. Jones of Tyler.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Wayne Delano Benton
LIVINGSTON –Graveside services for Wayne Delano Benton, 54, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, in Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton, with Bro. Ted Savage officiating.
Mr. Benton died Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Lubbock.
He was born Sept. 24, 1953 in Dayton, the son of Elwood and Bessie Smith Benton.
Survivors include his parents, Elwood and Bessie Cora Benton of Livingston; sister, Millicent Benton of San Marcos; nephews, Matthew David Richeson of Crescent and Aaron Ray Richeson of Palm Beach, Fla. and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Francisco San Juan Gonzalez
LIVINGSTON —Graveside services for Francisco San Juan Gonzalez, 48, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 at the Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd with Hilario Hurtado officiating.
He died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 in Goodrich, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Gonzalez of Shepherd; daughters, Kisha Gonzalez of Shepherd, Crystal Gonzalez of Cleveland, Tammy Roberts, Felicia Leger of Shepherd, Joyce Legee; sons, Lupe Gonzalez of Cleveland, Eric Gonzalez of Shepherd, Felix Gonzalez of Shepherd; brothers, Ramildo Gonzalez of Mexico, Maragarito Gonzalez (of Mexico, Hernesto Gonzalez of Mexico, Melecia Gonzalez of Mexico, Jose Salvador of Shepherd; nine grandchildren and stepson, Joel Seth Phillips.
He was preceded in death by his father, Guadalupe Gonzalez and his mother, Fernanda San Juan.
He was born Nov. 10,1958 in Caltimacan, Mexico, the son of Guadalupe and Fernanda (San Juan) Gonzalez.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sherry Ann Bebee
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Sherry Ann Bebee, 18, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Farley Chapel in Shepherd.
She died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, in Goodrich, Texas.
She is survived by her daughters, Jayden Mullin of Shepherd;
Amber Mullin of Shepherd; parents, Daniel and Mary Bebee of Shepherd; grandparents, Deborah & Terry Domer of Shepherd; brother and sister, Ronnie and Monica Bebee of Shepherd; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Barry Miller of Shepherd; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel Earl Bebee and Brenda Sutton of Shepherd; uncle and aunt Studs and Amy Moren of Willis; aunt and uncles, Esther & Todd Holcomb of Liberty; uncle and aunt, Bruce and Rita Bebee of Livingston and Joann and Thomas Young of Shepherd and numerous cousins and other family members.
She was born Nov. 26, 1988 in Galveston, the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Moren) Bebee.
Pallbearers will be Todd Holcomb, Christopher Landrum, Studs Moren, Ronnie Bebee, Ricky McKeone, Shaun Bebee, Barry Miller and Daniel Bebee Jr.
Dr. Frederick Leslie Phillips
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Dr. Frederick Leslie Phillips, 92, were held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Don Willis officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
Dr. Phillips died Tuesday, Oct. 9.
He was born Aug. 3, 1915 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Charles and Bertha Schramm Phillips. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Judith Lee Phillips.
Dr. Phillips graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois in 1942 and then spent four years serving in the U.S. Medical Corps with the rank of major. He took his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital and was a staff member at that hospital, as well as St. Luke’s Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. He entered private practice in Chicago and then moved to Houston, where he was in private practice and also served as president of staff of Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Southeast Hospital. He also served as an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
He retired from practice in 1981 and moved to Livingston. The following year he became associated with the Texas Department of Health until 1995 when he continued his career at UTMB/Livingston as the only pediatrician in Polk County at that time.
In addition to volunteering his services to indigent children in area clinics, Dr. Phillips spent hundreds of hours volunteering for VFW Post 8568, hosting the post’s annual Christmas party for needy children and serving as Santa Claus for the event. Through his involvement with the VFW, he was able to acquire resources for indigent children needing medication and/or assistance with transportation and emergency financial assistance. He also provided community education and chaired the scholarship committee, which he began. He was named state surgeon for the VFW Department of Texas from 1984-87 and in 1990 received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.
Dr. Phillips served on the Polk County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors; devoted many years of service to the Polk County Chapter of the American Red Cross, serving as board president; and was an active member of the American Red Cross, Triad, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the First United Methodist Church.
In 1999, Dr. Phillips was named Polk Countian of the Year in recognition of his service to the community.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Phillips of Houston; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Bob Burgess of Allen, Linda Pickron of Humble and Bobbie and Dave Seiford of Houston; grandchildren, Jeff Pickron, Keith Pickron, Theresa and Daniel Dollinger, Cody Burgess, Philip and Amy Seiford and Kevin Seiford and four great-grandchildren.