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East Texas News - Obituaries
Polk County Enterprise - October 19, 2008 - October 26, 2008

Norma Jean Brannen
ONALASKA — Norma Jean Brannen of Onalaska died on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 22, 1930 to Charlie and Lillian Mitchell of Rison, Ark. She was preceded in death by her sister, Frances Ashcraft. She is survived by her husband, Lowell; daughter, Tina Cook; her granddaughters, Christy Cook and Diana Joaquin; brothers, Charlie and Edgar Mitchell and sister, Judy Bowman. She is also survived by her best friend, Nellie, of 17 years, and all other friends. As per Jean’s wishes, her body has been donated to science and there will be a memorial service.

Elsa Louise Goodwin
LIVINGSTON — Elsie Louise Goodwin, 93, of Livingston died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Timberwood Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Votaw Worship Center, with the Rev. Jason Berry and the Rev. Phil Love officiating. Burial followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Goodwin was born Dec. 19, 1914 in Midway to parents Lauransey Henson and Sara Hicks Henson. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James M. “Buddy” Goodwin and grandson, Kenny Sloane. She is survived by her children, Cecil Goodwin and wife Patty of Liberty, Joyce Danford and husband Danny of Thicket, Beamon Goodwin and wife Cheryl of Rye, and Frances Disotell and husband Red of Rye; grandchildren, Kathy and David Nelson, Kim and Steven Bush, Sherry Goodwin, David and Lisa Goodwin and James and Deborah Sloane and great-grandchildren, Klint and Shayla Bush, Ashley Nelson, Kelly Bush, Eric Nelson and Kade Goodwin. Serving as pallbearers were David Nelson, David Goodwin, James Sloane, Klint Bush, Eric Nelson, Charles Goodwin, Kade Goodwin and Steven Bush. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Darell Barfield
LIVINGSTON — Graveside services for Darell Barfield, 55, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, in West Tempe Cemetery in Livingston. Mr. Barfield was born Oct. 7, 1953 in Livingston to Hulon and Audry Yarbrough Barfield. He died Oct. 16 at his residence. He was in the U.S. Army and was a carpenter by trade. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1972. He loved sports. Survivors include his mother, Audry Barfield; two brothers, Hulon Barfield and wife Doris and Jeff Barfield and wife Debbie and numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. pacefuneral.com.

Helen Mitchell
LIVINGSTON — Helen Murphy Mitchell, 95, of Clute died on Oct. 18, 2008 at the residence of her granddaughter, Michelle Pedersen. She was born on Jan. 2, 1913 in Livingston, the oldest of nine children born to Walter and Turner Murphy. Visitation was held Monday, Oct. 20, at Stroud Funeral Home in Clute. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston. Helen and her husband, Cecil, moved to Lake Jackson in 1943 and were among the first families in Lake Jackson. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Clute since 1947. She is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil G. Mitchell; her parents and three sisters. Survivors include daughters, Barbara Day and husband Willie and Pat Choate; four grandchildren, Susan Self and husband Denton, Mitchell Cumbie and Robin Harralson, Michelle Pedersen and fiancé Kevin Story and Stacy Olipant and husband Craig; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Florine Burris, Alma Cude and Joyce Jones and husband Herman; brothers, Frank Murphy and wife Harriet and Dan Murphy and wife Nancy and numerous nieces and nephews. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. pacefuneral.com.

Charles Robert Young
LIVINGSTON — Charles Robert “Bob” Young died on Oct. 20, 2008 in Woodland Park Nursing Home in Shepherd. He was born Dec. 16, 1927 to Ralph and Catherine Kiner Young in Columbus, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army. He had a bachelor’s degree and worked in the pharmacy business. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Rosemary Teeter Young and two sons, John Young and Tom Young. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Otis Jones
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Otis Jones will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Corrigan, with the Rev. Willie Barnes officiating. Interment will follow in Kibbiefield Cemetery in Marston. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Mr. Jones died Oct. 18 in Livingston. He was born Jan. 17, 1932 in Hemphill, the son of Earnest Jones and Everlina Howard, and attended school in Hemphill. He was a carpenter and a Baptist. Survivors include five daughters, Rosie Mitchell (Cliff) of Lufkin, Sandelina Jessie (Kenneth) of Houston and Doshanna Hood (Junior), Angela Jones (Dana) and Stephanie Jones (Eric), all of Lufkin; four sons, Otis Jones Jr. (Donna) of Frisco, Raymond Jones (Joyce) and Donald Ray Jones, all of Beaumont and Curtis Jones of Lufkin; 34 grandchildren; brother, Thomas Jones Sr. (Sue) of Woodville; three sisters, Elizabeth Anderson of Hemphill, Louise Wilson of Hemphill and Dorothy Ann Jones of Fort Worth and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Eric Smotherman, Kenneth Peeples, Onoray Davis, Lonnie Johnson, Mario Johnson and Ralph Figgs. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Jones Sr., Curtis Jones, James Hood Jr., Dana Ceasar, Raymond Jones, Donald Jones and Otis James Jones Jr. Charles Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

G. B. Bohannan
LIVINGSTON — G.B. Bohannon, 79, of Livingston died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, in Lufkin. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Clint Ferguson officiating. Military honors were given by VFW Post No. 8568. Mr. Bohannon was born May 31, 1929 in Kensing to parents Gus Steven Bohannon and Mary Ellen Jackson Bohannon. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Faye McLaughlin; sister, Louise Doser and brother, Billy Don Bohannon. He is survived by his daughters, Margaret Simmons and husband Jimmy of Livingston and Sherry Kensey of Livingston; sons, Ricky Bohannon and wife Cindy of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Ronnie Shead of Sioux Falls, S.D.; sister, Ester Warren of Conroe; his grandchildren, Brandy Simmons, Crystal Simmons, Jimmy Simmons, Amber Anstead, Tiffany Autrey, Millie Kiefer, Logan Shead and Leland Shead; great-grandchildren, Jasmine Autrey and Camryn Autrey; his nephews, Gerald Jo Warren and Darrel Gene Warren and greatnieces and nephews, Todd Warren, Rodney Warren, Kellie Warren, Kim Warren, Penny Nagle, Colby Warren, Joshua Warren and Jered Warren. Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Simmons, Lee Shankles, Jimmy Simmons, Bubba Clemens, Bobby Rice and Thomas Davidson. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.


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