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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries

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COLSTON
LIVINGSTON -- Teresa Jean Colston, 35, died on Oct. 13, 2012 in Livingston. Teresa was born Dec. 27, 1976 in Galveston, to John F. Bednarik and Jean (Reid) Bedna-rik. Teresa is survived by husband, Joshua Colston of Sanderson; daughters, Elexis Gordon and Kira Smith of Fred; father, John Bedna-rik of Texas City; mother and step-father, Jean Bednarik and Raymond Johnson of Spring; brothers, Richard Bednarik of Fred, John Bednarik III of Woodville, Ernest Johnson of Lafayette, La., John Johnson of Schenectady, N.Y. and Raymond Johnson II of Madisonville; sisters, Sarah Johnson of Huntsville and Brandi Bednarik Rohn of Sparks, Nev. and grandparents, Dorothy Reid Ozment and Perry Ozment of Woodville. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livings-ton. Interment followed in Bold Springs Cemetery. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MORRISON
LIVINGSTON -- Kenneth Randall Morrison, 63, of Lufkin was born on May 4, 1949 in Sanderson, to John B. Morrison and Marjorie Juanita Boyd Morrison. He died on Oct. 17, 2012 in Lufkin. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by daughter, Brandi of Kirbyville; two grandchildren, Koy and Kolten of Kirbyville; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Patsy Morrison of Corrigan; niece, Deborah Morrison of Collierville, Tenn.; aunt and uncle, Chick and Dorothy Van Wagner of Livingston and aunt, Theadus Craig, of Clinton, Miss. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Pastor William Glass and Pastor Charlie Hodge officiated. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SCHUBERT
LIVINGSTON -- Flaudia “Mae” Schubert, 73, of Livingston died on Oct. 18, 2012 in Conroe. She was born on June 28, 1939 in Leesville, La., to Henry S. Moore and Dorothy Lindermayer Moore. She is preceded in death by her parents. Mae is survived by her loving husband, Tom Schubert of Livings-ton and devoted and loving daugh-ter, Debbie Schubert Mayes of Col-lege Station. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Coch-ran Funeral Home. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CAMPBELL
LIVINGSTON -- John Lee Campbell, 67, of Livingston died on Oct. 23, 2012 in Kingwood. John was born on Dec. 1, 1944 in Detroit, Mich., to Jack C. and Ida Jane (Taylor) Campbell. John is preceded in death by both of his parents and sister, Sue Davis. He is survived by his wife, Tara Smith Campbell of Livingston and two sons, Justin David Campbell and Jesse Loren Campbell, both also of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

COLLARD
LIVINGSTON -- Ronald Lee Collard, 72, of Livingston was born Dec. 15, 1939 in Brook, Ind., to Edmund J. Collard and Dorothy N. Parks. He later met and courted his sweetheart, Solita Ann South. On June 7, 1975 they were joined in holy union as husband and wife in Thayer, Ind. He joined the United States Air Force and served his nation during the Vietnam war. Ronald worked while he was in the Air Force as an aircraft maintenance superintendent and it was there that he spent 24 years of service. He was out of the service for six months and later went to work for the civil service for another 20 years doing the same job as he did in the Air Force. He was known as a loving husband, father and beloved brother-in-law and died on Oct. 8, 2012 at his residence in Livingston. Ronald is survived by his wife, Solita Collard of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Monette Sue and Sean Hayes; daughter, Rhonda Lee Mardis; son and daughter-in-law, Bret E. and Nyna Burright; son and daughter-in-law, Toby M. and Jen Burright; daughter, Cindy D. Burright; daughter and son-in-law, Brigitte L. and James Baucum; son and daughter-in-law, Clinton and Rebel Taylor; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Melody and Stony Brooks of Lake Village, Ind.; sister, Carolyn Wicks of Crawfordville, Ind.; brother, Buddy Parks of Monticello, Ind.; nephew, Jeffrey Zak and wife Denise; sister-in-law, Mickey Read and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MORTON
LIVINGSTON -- Janice Ann Morton, known as a beloved wife and mother, age 53, of Livingston died on Oct. 13, 2012 in Livingston. Janice was born on Nov. 20, 1958 in Miami, Fla., to Richard and Carol Winters, both of whom predeceased her. Janice is survived by her husband, Stephen Morton of Livingston and two daughters, Leah Vick of Spring and Katherine Morton of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CHRISLEY
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Thomas Henry Chrisley Jr., 89, of Livingston will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Houston National Cemetery Chapel in Houston, with Deborah Factor officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the District No. 4 Ceremonial Team. Interment will follow in Houston National Cemetery. Pallbearers are David, Wolters, Adam Wolters, Chris Chrisley, Sonny Manning, Benny Manning and Chris Moody. Mr. Chrisley was born on Aug. 17, 1923 in Daisetta, to Thomas Chrisley Sr., and Bessie Crider Chrisley. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. Mr. Chrisley is preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and one sister. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosetta Chrisley of Livings-ton; daughter, Linda Jean Durham of Wichita, Kan.; son and daughter-in-law, Rusty and Karen Chrisley of Spring Grove, Pa.; two granddaughters and their husbands, Deborah and Tony Factor of Greensburg, Kan. and Rebekah and Ted Blakley of Wichita, Kan.; grandson, Michael Chrisley of Spring Grove Pa. and grandson and wife, Robert and Stephanie Chrisley. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CULPEPPER
L IVINGSTON -- Joan Colista (Gray) Culpepper, 75, of Onalaska died on Oct. 12, 2012 in Livingston. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Livingston First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Fred Huff and David Johnson officiating. Mrs. Culpepper was born on Sept. 18, 1937 in Ulysses, Kan., to Stanley and Colista Gray, who predeceased her, along with her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Claude and Mattie Riggs and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tommy and Grace Culpepper. Mrs. Culpepper is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jeff Culpepper of Onalaska; her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Tommy Hall of Baytown; her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Susan Culpepper of Stephenville; her brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Susan Gray of Schulenburg; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leon and Fay Cone of Dayton; five grandchildren, Jeanna Brockman, Timothy Brockman, Ashley Culpepper, Merideth Culpepper and Morgan Culpepper; numerous nieces and nephews; and several other family members and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WHITMAN
LIVINGSTON -- Phyllis Jane Whitman, 81, died on Oct. 12, 2012 in Livingston. Phyllis was born July 21, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Frank Paul and Lovelle (Dever) Timberlake. She is survived by her husband, James Whitman of Onalaska; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Mary Driver of Dallas; son, Ron Whitman of Onalaska; granddaughter, Ashleigh Whitman of Waxahachie; grandson, Jordan Whitman of Waxahachie; granddaughter, Sabrina Whitman of Onalaska; granddaughter and husband, Felicia and Jay Grauke of Onalaska and three great-grandchildren. Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents; son, Carl Whitman; one brother and one sister. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GIBSON
DIMMITT -- Ida Birkenfeld Gib-son died on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Dimmitt. A Requiem Mass was said on Wednesday at Holy Family Catho-lic Church in Nazareth, with the Rev. Ken Keller, Deacon Bob Bir-kenfeld and Deacon Henry Wil-helm officiating. Burial followed in Holy Family Cemetery in Nazareth. A Rosary for her was recited on Tuesday evening at Holy Family Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Colonial Funeral Home of Dim-mitt. Ida was born April 21, 1927, to John L. and Emma G. Brandt of Umbarger. During her childhood, she and her farming family sur-vived the Great Depression and the dustbowl storms of the Texas High Plains. While in high school, the naval base at Pearl Harbor came under attack, and she saw many friends and classmates called into military service during World War II. After graduation from Canyon High School in 1944, she worked at Walker’s Drug Store until she mar-ried Harry S. Birkenfeld of Naza-reth on June 1, 1948. Together they farmed northeast of Nazareth, adding a dairy in 1953, until Harry’s death in 1972. Ida, with the help of her children, continued the dairy farming operation five more years and, while making numerous improvements to the land, earned the Conservation Farmer of the Year award in 1976 from the Running Water Soil and Water Conservation District. She entered college and sold the family farm to pursue her lifelong dream of being a nurse. Ida became a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 1979, and embarked on a 25-year nursing career that touched the lives of countless patients, families, and co-workers. She was presented the Nurse of the Year and Employee of the Year awards in 2001 from Hereford Regional Medical Center. Always keenly interested and well-versed in nutri-tion, Ida was an exceptionally gifted cook and baker, as well as an avid gardener and canner. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter. Ida married John Gibson in 1980. He died in 1984. Ida is survived by seven children, Sheila and Gerald Brockman of Whitney, Erlene and Tony Fritz of Belton, Sidney and Peggy Birken-feld of Nazareth, Jimmy and Debbi Birkenfeld of Midland, Vera and Mark Hoelting of Lone Oak, Curtis Birkenfeld of Nazareth and Roxane and Bo Richardson of Livingston; two brothers, Dennis and wife Marcella Brandt and Jack and wife Sadie Brandt, all of Um-barger; a brother-in-law, T.J. Rosson of Georgetown; 17 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Ida was preceded in death by her two husbands, her parents and her sister, Gertrude Rosson. Memorials may be made to Holy Family Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 100, Nazareth, TX 79063 You may go online and sign the guestbook at www.colonialfuneralhome.org.

LATHAN
LIVINGSTON -- Rhett Cyrvin Lathan, born Nov. 14, 1995 in the Woodlands, died on Oct. 13, 2012 in Houston. Rhett’s loving family includes his parents, Brian and Tabitha La-than; sister, Brooke Lathan; grand-parents, Tommy and Nona Lathan and Rhonda Long; great-grandparents, Ted and Melda Pace and Dianne Lathan; aunt, Karen Williamson and husband Thomas; uncle, Dwayne Hicks; cousins, Garrett and Rylei Williamson, Bai-ley and Ben Hicks; special friends, Colton and Ethan Placker, Tanner Martin and Alex Hicks; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents, W.W. and Bea Holloway and Bill Lathan. Rhett attended First Baptist Church in Livingston. He also loved to hunt, play baseball, ride horses and rope calves. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at First Bapt-ist Church in Livingston, with Pas-tor Brett Lester officiating. Inter-ment followed in Holhausen Darby Cemetery. Donations may be made in Rhett’s memory to First National Bank P.O. Box 671 Livingston, TX 77351. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

GIFFORD
LIVINGSTON – Richard Marvin Gifford, 86, died at his residence early on Sunday morning, Oct. 14, 2012. He was born in Boone, Iowa on Feb. 15, 1926 and was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton Irving and Agnes Marie Gifford. Richard is survived by his wife of 61 years, Peggy Joyce; a brother, Jim of Westminster, Colo.; a son, Tim Gifford of New Ulm; three daughters, Cindy and husband Ron Reynolds of Springfield, Mo., Kerry and husband Ron Keller of San Antonio and Laurie and husband Dale Harper of Houston; his grand-children, Matthew, Christopher and Abby Reynolds, Seth and Eli Har-per and Samantha Webb and six great-grandchildren, Cailin and Kinsley Reynolds, Carter and Wes-ley Reynolds and Emma and Sadie Reynolds. Richard served in the 42nd Rain-bow Division following WW II in the Army of Occupation in Europe. He married Peggy Joyce Brady on May 29, 1951. He was called into the ministry and was ordained in 1967. He attended Faith Bible College and Southwest Baptist University, served in various churches in Iowa and Missouri and was a chalk art evangelist for eight years. At the time of his death, Ri-chard was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church, Livingston. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Escapees Care Center, Livings-ton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Escapees Care Center.

CHANCELLOR
LIVINGSTON -- Erin Louise Chancellor was born on Nov. 10, 1913 in Tupelo, Miss., to John and Ernestine Taylor Freeman, and died on Oct. 15, 2012 in Livingston at the age of 98 years old. Louise is survived by her child-ren, Wayne Kirton and wife Evelyn and Carolyn Freener and husband Stephen; children by marriage, Kay Broadway and husband C.H., Nita Carter and husband Mike, Dwayne Chancellor and wife Peggy and Alice Phillips; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and loving husband, Ben C. Chancellor, who died in 2008. Louise was a member of Central Baptist Church in Livingston. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery, with Pastor David Jones officiating. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

COLLARD
LIVINGSTON -- Ronald Lee Collard, 72, of Livingston was born Dec. 5, 1939 in Brook, Ind., to Edmund J. Collard and Dorothy N. Parks. He later met and courted his sweetheart, Solita Ann South. On June 7, 1975 they were joined in holy union as husband and wife in Thayer, Ind. He joined the United States Air Force and served his nation during the Vietnam war. Ronald worked while he was in the Air Force as an aircraft maintenance superintendent and it was there that he spent 24 years of service. He was out of the service for six months and later went to work for the civil service for another 25 years doing the same job as he did in the Air Force. He was known as a loving husband, father and beloved brother-in-law. He died on Oct. 8, 2012 at his home in Livingston. Ronald is survived by his wife, Solita Collard of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Monette Sue and Sean Hayes; daughter, Rhonda Lee Mardis; son and daughter-in-law, Bret E. and Nyna Burright; son and daughter-in-law, Toby M. and Jen Burright; daughter, Cindy D. Burright; daughter and son-in-law, Brigitte L. and James Baucum; son and daughter-in-law, Clinton and Rebel Taylor; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Melody and Stony Brooks of Lake Village, Ind.; sister, Carolyn Wicks of Crawfordville, Ind.; brother, Buddy Parks of Monticello, Ind.; nephew, Jeffrey Zak and wife Denise; sister-in-law, Mickey Read and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

BROWN
ONALASKA -- Allen Dale Brown, one of the Builders for Chr-ist group’s greatest assets, died of lung cancer on Wednesday with his family at his side in Conroe. He was 77. Dale was born in Plainview on Feb. 5, 1935, to Herschel Brown and Irene Gentry Brown. He is survived by his spouse, Betty Phillips Brown of Onalaska; his daughter, Cindy Brown Sanders and husband Mike of Conroe; his daughter, Toni Dale Brown of Wil-lis; his son, Matt Allen Brown and wife Barbara of Valley Mills; his sister, Betty McGee of Plainview and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. He lived in numerous places throughout Texas during his life and for 25 years he lived in Mineral Wells. He worked for Central Freight Lines for 28 years, where he earned the distinguished award for 10 years of safe driving. Then he be-came an owner-operator of his own truck for nine years before he re-tired in 2004. He was a faithful member of Pine Forest Baptist Church in Onalaska, a Lions Club member and probably most notable as a Builders for Christ builder. The services were officiated at Pine Forest Baptist Church in Li-vingston on Oct. 12 by the Rev. Guy Weathers and Pastor Larry Shine. He was laid to rest in Mag-nolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Anyone that feels led to make a donation to the Builders for Christ organization in memory of Dale may contact Willie Evans at we-vansbfc@gmail.com. Metcalf Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

CATES
LIVINGSTON -- Helen Jeanne Cates, 71, of Pointblank died on Sept. 28, 2012. Helen was born to Edward Stone and Dorothy Van-cleve in Delevan, Ill. on Dec. 30, 1940. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald Cates; three children, Denise Moore and hus-band Chad, Stephanie Macy and husband Kerry and Gregory Scott Cates and wife Shelly; grandchil-dren, Arianna Cecco, Gabriella Cecco, Chad Lemaire, Jillian Le-maire, Makayla Lemaire, Justin Palermo, Christian Musachia and Cash Weston Cates; brother, Jerry L. Stone and sister, Donna Lane. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John David Stone and sister, Sandra Stone. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2012 at 700 Cook Jones Road inside Holiday Villages at the Club House. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guest-book, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

GARRETT
LIVINGSTON -- Delores Ann Garrett was born on Dec. 22, 1930 in Hemphill, to Willy Watson Franklin and Viola Parnell. She died on Oct. 8, 2012 in Beaumont at the age of 81 years. Delores is survived by daughter, Cindy Kay Hyden and husband James; brothers, Jerry Wayne Franklin and wife Donna and Douglas Earhart and wife Connie; sisters, Elaine Giddins and Betty Jo Burkett and husband Homer and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Garrett; brother, Sonny Franklin and sisters, Janie Tapping and Wanda Easter. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being han-dled by Pace Funeral Home.

MARTIN
LIVINGSTON -- Hilda Marie Martin, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died on Oct. 6, 2012 in Livingston. Marie was born on Jan. 31, 1931 in Rosanky, Texas, the daughter of Robert Albert Murphy and Willie Mae Horton Murphy. Marie gradu-ated from Smithville High School in the class of 1948. Soon after graduation from high school, Marie married William Jacobson and they had two girls, Janice and Katherine. William was killed in an auto ac-cident in April 1953. In January of 1958, Marie be-came the loving wife of Jerry Glenn Martin, and they shared over 54 wonderful years together. Jerry was a member of the U.S. Air Force, and as a military wife, she traveled a lot, living in France, Italy and several different places in the states. Marie's lifelong dream was to become a nurse, and after several years of study and work, she grad-uated from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, with her degree as a registered nurse. She worked for several years in the emergency room of Spohn Hospital in Kings-ville. After moving to Livingston in 1993, she worked at the old Li-vingston Memorial Hospital in the emergency room. Marie and Jerry moved to Li-vingston from Kingsville, and built their home on the lake so Marie could fish. She and her dog Molly would be on the pier all night when the fish were biting. Marie and Jerry are members of First United Methodist Church of Goodrich, where she enjoyed the worship and rich fellowship of the members. She loved the gatherings with her extended church family and playing bridge at church on Thursday mornings. Marie loved giving back to the community by volunteering at the Polk County Mission. She was a member of the Polk County Republican Club and attended four Texas State Republi-can Conventions. She was a mem-ber of the Livingston chapter of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her mother and father and two brothers, Ben Murphy and Charles Ray Murphy. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; five children, Janice Martin, Katherine Watson, Rebecca Martin, Jerry Martin Jr. and wife Jan and Lisa Fitzgerald and her husband Denny, four grand-children; four great-grandchildren and her brother, Lloyd Murphy. A memorial service in celebration of her life was held at the First Methodist Church in Goodrich on Friday, Oct 12, 2012. In lieu of flowers, Marie's family request that donations be made in her name to the Polk County Mis-sion, First United Methodist Church of Goodrich or a charity of your choice. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of services. To sign the guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

WATTS
LIVINGSTON -- Emory Carroll Watts Jr., 48, of Livingston died on Oct. 9, 2012 in Houston. He was born on May 18, 1964 in Pasa-dena, Texas, to Emory C. Watts Sr. and La Joyce Locke Watts. Emory is survived by his wife, Jennifer Watts of Livingston; par-ents, Emory and La Joyce Watts of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Brittany and Brandon Gaston of Montgomery; son, Ryan Wade Watts of Livingston; grandson, Hayden Gaston of Montgomery; sister and brother-in-law, Terresa and Rocky Langston of Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Chris Watts of Livingston; grandmother, Edith Watts of Livingston; three neph-ews, Brady Langston, Will Langston and Brett Hebert, all of Livingston; a niece and her husband, Chelsea and Thomas Siercks of Huntsville; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in the Coch-ran Funeral Home Chapel in Li-vingston. The services were con-ducted by Bro. Kevan Wood. Pallbearers were Petey Thomas, Wade Evans, Gill Y‘Barbo, Bobby Cox, Jr., Tim Moseley, T.B. Stutts, Charlie Locke, Billy Sam Locke, Kane Carpenter and Mark Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Tina Schoubroek, Brandon Gaston, Rocky Langston, Brady Langston, Will Langston and Brett Hebert. Internment was in Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston. Cochran Funeral was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

STUTTS
LIVINGSTON -- Carolyn Beth Stutts, 61, of Rye died on Oct. 10, 2012 in Rye, Texas. She was born on Aug. 4, 1951 in Kountze, to Bud and Marquerite Roundtree. Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Burns. She is survived by her husband, Robert Stutts of Rye; son, Kevin Roundtree of Huntsville; daughter, Becky Harkey of Rye; and son, Jason Harkey of Lamesa; seven grandchildren, Chelsea, Shawn, Star, Makala, Leslie, Jessie and Katlyn and two sisters, Gwen Lee and Ettalie Brown. The family will received friends at a visitation from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

FLORES
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Alex Flores, 70, of Livingston were held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Aragon officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Eric Hagmeyer, Chris Reed, Jeremy Reed, Alex Reed, Keshaun Grant and Marcus Ojeda. Honorary pallbearers were all of his poker buddies. He was born Jan. 7, 1942 in Huntsville, to Simon Flores and Rafelia Valdez, and died on Oct. 9, 2012 in Livingston. Alex is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Raymond Flores; sister, Mary Ann Simon and great-grandson, Jeremy Ashton Reed. Alex is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Julie Ann and Gary Reed of Ringgold, La.; daughter, Angela Flores of Shreveport, La.; son, Michael Lane Flores of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Lee Flores of Conroe; daughter, Denise Flores of Houston; 11 grandchildren, Eric, Chris, Jeremy, Alex, Alicia, Amber, Alexis, Cody, Chelsea, Spencer and Keshaun; seven great-grandchildren, Erica Ann, Jewell, Jeremy, Karson, Jayce, Kaydence and Bryson; sisters, Julia Duke, Virginia Taylor, Rosa Hollis, Louise Fernandez, Frances Flores, Delores Redden, Kathy Fernandez and Gloria Flores; sister-in-law, Ann Flores and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

FARR
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Annie Mae Farr, 68, of Livingston will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Keith Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Victory Place Beautiful Cemetery. Mrs. Farr died on Oct. 10, 2012 in Lufkin. She was born June 22, 1944 in Goodrich, the daughter of the late Alvin and Marie Bookman. She attended Dunbar Public Schools in Livingston. She was a Baptist and member of St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include four children, Luther Bookman (Rita), Willie Robinson (Pamela), Drew Robinson (Yolanda) and Richarrell Farr (JC), all of Livingston; six sisters, Katherine Burton (Sonny), Alnetta Jackson, Bertha Adams (Roger), Mary Wyatt, Willie Garrett and Gertrude Pope (Tracy); brother, Nathaniel Bookman (Alice); six grandchildren, Richard Farr, DeMonica Farr (Ashton), Nigel Farr, Ke’anna Robinson, Necholas Robinson and Michael Hill; 10 great-grandchildren, De’Brian, Pharrell, Tiana, Jamarri, N’Ziya, JaMarion, Jamerson, J’Kwon, Michael Jr. and DeCorion (Lil’ Nigel) and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Anthony Starghill, Kevin Morgan, Brandon Henderson, Lamar Bogany, James Washington Jr. and LaQuincy Hinds. Honorary pallbearers will be Luther Bookman, Willie Robinson, Drew Robinson, Richard Farr, Nigel Farr and Michael Hill. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SMITH
LIVINGSTON -- William Ray Smith, 66, of Livingston died on Oct. 6, 2012 in Livingston. He was born on Oct. 4, 1946 in Livingston, to William Rozy and Minnie Ray Robbinson Smith. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia Smith; brother, James David Smith and the mother of his children, Mary Elaine Thomas. William is survived by son and daughter-in-law, William Ray Jr. and Karen Smith of Streetman; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Michael Jackson of Living-ston; son, Dennis Allen Smith of Jerome, Idaho; granddaughter, Kari Ann Smith of Streetman; grandson, Matthew Clayton Jackson of Livingston and brother and sister-in-law, Billy Jack and Brenda Smith of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CATES
LIVINGSTON -- Helen Jeanne Cates 71, of Pointblank died on Sept. 28, 2012. Helen was born to Edward Stone and Dorothy Van-cleve in Delevan, Ill. on Dec. 30, 1940. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald Cates; three children, Denise Moore and hus-band Chad, Stephanie Macy and husband Kerry and Gregory Scott Cates and wife Shelly; grandchil-dren, Arianna Cecco, Gabriella Cecco, Chad Lemaire, Jillian Le-maire, Makayla Lemaire, Justin Palermo, Christian Musachia and Cash Weston Cates; brother, Jerry L. Stone and sister, Donna Lane. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John David Stone and sister, Sandra Stone. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2012 at 700 Cook Jones Road inside Holiday Villages at the Club House. Pace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guest-book, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

ALIPOSA
LIVINGSTON -- Elda Catacata Aliposa, 74, of Livingston died on Oct. 2, 2012 in Conroe. She was born on March 25, 1938 in Ilo-Ilo Negrosoccidental, Philip-pines, to Hugo Catacata and Cari-dad Macote Catacata. Elda married Tersito Aquirre Aliposa on Jan. 19, 1964 in Catarman N. Samar, Philippines. She graduated from Central Philippano University College of Nursing in Ilo-Ilo, Philip-pines in 1961, and came to the United States in 1977. Elda went back to live with her family in 1981 and returned to the United States in 1994. She is preceded in death by her father, Hugo Catacata. Elda is survived by her husband, Tersito Aquirre Aliposa of Livings-ton; mother, Caridad Macote Catacata; five children, Juanita Caridad Aliposa, Israel Catacata Aliposa, Sharon Joy Aliposa-Sultan, Jon Mar Catacata Aliposa and Makisol Claudette Fabra; grandchildren, Jezreel A. Flores, Adrian A. Flores, Israel Joseph G. Aliposa, Gigi G. Aliposa, Ira G. Aliposa, Eldie G. Aliposa, Ezra John A. Sultan, Eizel Jane A. Sultan, Erwin Jay A. Sultan, James Meller Villa Tuyac, Paul Joseph Villa Fabra, Matthew Villa Fabra, Claudette Villa Fabra and Xyric Isaiah Villa Fabra. All of her chil-dren and grandchildren live in the islands of Samar and Leyte, Philip-pines. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livings-ton, with Pastor Brett Lester offi-ciating. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

 

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