Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
Posted for September 1, 2008 - September 7, 2008
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company

James “Melvin” Boswell
LIVINGSTON — James “Melvin” Boswell, 91, formerly of Livingston died on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in Humble. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 6, in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Dorothy Gremillion officiating. Burial followed in Restland Memorial Park. Mr. Boswell was born May 20, 1917 in Flora, Ill. to parents James and Velma Reid Boswell. He was a long time member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ed and Jerry Boswell and his sister, Janell Timmons. He is survived by his wife, Wilano H. Boswell of Humble; daughters, Sandy Davis and husband Gorden of Ft. Meyers, Fla., Judy Munn of Sanabelle Island, Fla., Ann London of Salt Lake City, Utah, Lynn Spiller of Humble and Patricia Cooper of Newport News, Va.; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Charles Stroud, Lee Spiller, Nicholas Spiller, Duncan Spiller, Terry Timmons, Raymond Spiller, Harold Timmons and Winston Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Barry, Mac Macaulay, Mickey Gilbert, Monty Mitchell, Bill Sorrell, Jerry York, and Ray Spiller. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Clara Jeannette Park
CONROE — Clara Jeannette Park, 50, died on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in Conroe Regional Hospital. She was born Friday, Oct. 18, 1957, in Houston to the late William Allen Rogers “Sonny” and the late Clara Elma Lewis. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Edward and nephews, Brandon, Allen and James Edward Rogers Jr. Survivors include her children, Tonya Park and Tommy Park, both of Onalaska; brother, William Allen Rogers Jr. and wife Brenda Ann of Conroe and granddaughters, Tallie Jeannette Park and Kaleigh Jade Park, both of Onalaska. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jack Raymond Nettles
LIVINGSTON — Jack Raymond Nettles, 78, of Livingston died on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Houston. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 5, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Lindell Mitchell officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery, with military honors given by VFW Post 8568. Mr. Nettles was born Thursday, July 17, 1930, in Livingston to parents John “Jack” and Katie Maze Nettles. He graduated from Livingston High School in 1948 and went on to attend Southwest Texas State University on a basketball scholarship. In 1952 he joined the United States Marines and served in the Korean War until 1954. During his time in the Marines he received several medals for his service: the United Nations Medal, South Korean Medal and the Eisenhower Medal. He also was one out of six honor guards for the prisoner exchange in Freedom Village in Korea. Jack married Rita Lynch Nettles on April 29, 1967 in the Deer Park Church of Christ. He was also a 32nd degree Master Mason in the Deer Park Lodge. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jewell Loree Nettles and his brother, Glenn Roy Nettles. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rita Lynch Nettles of Livingston; daughter, Laura Ausburn and husband Jerry of Livingston; granddaughters, Abby and Emily Ausburn of Livingston; his brothers, Alvis Nettles and wife Mary of Livingston, Wilson Nettles of Livingston, Earl Nettles and wife Novie of Livingston, Elmer Nettles and wife Hilda of Livingston, Floyd Nettles and wife Margie of Deer Park and Kenneth Nettles and wife Frances of Baytown and sisters, Faye Hamilton and husband Bob of Spring, Dene Courtney and husband Lee of Chicago, Ill. and Bettie Paredes and husband Pablo of Livingston. Serving as pallbearers were Neal Nettles, Jared Nettles, Matthew Nettles, Dewayne Oates, Mike Nettles, Scott Nettles, Lance Nettles and Mark Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Kingsland, Chuck Roan, Pete Rendina, John Kane and Norman Rector. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Emma Lee Lewis
LIVINGSTON — Baby Emma Lee Lewis was born and died on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. A graveside service was held Saturday, Sept. 6, in the family cemetery, Lewis-McNemar Cemetery in Chester. Emma is survived by her parents, Darden and Imelda Lewis of Chester; big sister, Veronica Lewis of Chester; her grandparents, Vernon and Kathy Lewis of Chester and Magdalena Maldonado and Pablo Gomez of Mexico; great-grandmother, Johnnie Kathrine McNemar of Chester; greatgrandparents, Jack and Mildred Mitchell; her 12 tias (aunts), 13 tios (uncles) and 29 cousins. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Mary Alice Sims McNew
LIVINGSTON — Mary Alice Sims McNew, 46, of Cut N Shoot died on Sept. 1, 2008 in Conroe. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Cochran Funeral Home chapel, with Theresa Sechelski officiating. Burial followed in Center Grove Cemetery. She was born Nov. 22, 1961 in Sugarland to parents Melvin Lynn and Bobbie Harris Sims. She graduated from Magnolia High School. She is preceded in death by her mother, Bobbie Jeanette Harris Puckett; brothers, Melvin Lynn Sims Jr. and George Leonard Sims and grandparents, Leonard and Hilda Harris. She is survived by her father, Leonard L. Puckett Jr. of Waller; brother, James L. Sims and wife Bianna of Willis; sister and brother- in-law, Frances “Cricket” Rider and husband Mark of Waller; brother and sister-in-law, Leonard R. Puckett Sr. and wife Kristie of Dobbin; sister and brother-in-law, Theresa Sechelski and husband Joe of Navasota; brother, John D. Sims Sr. of Daisetta; 22 nieces and nephews; four great-nieces and nephews and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Serving as pallbearers were Robert A. Rider, James Allen Sims, Mark S. Pumphrey, Leonard Ray Puckett Jr., Chad Puckett, Joe Sechelski, and John D. Sims Jr. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www. cochranfh.com.

Pauline Loretta Inman
LIVINGSTON — Pauline Loretta Inman, 87, of Livingston died on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Brookside Cemetery in Houston. Mrs. Inman was born Feb. 4, 1921 in Rector, Ark. to parents William and Maude Skelton McGue. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Barbara Ann Wimberly and Patsy Virginia Spencer; two brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her son, William G. “Bill” Wimberly and wife Linda of Goodrich; granddaughter, Sandra Williamson and husband Gary of Marshall; grandsons, Glen Lang of Kimpner, Tim Wimberly and wife Cynthia of Livingston, Todd Wimberly and wife Shannon of Tomball, Kenny Lang and wife Angie of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Ryan Lampson of Huntsville; granddaughters, Ginger Golsby and husband Johnnie of Magnolia and Randi Lampson of Allen; 16 great- grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Wanda Burton of Colterville, Ill. and Doris Ward of Poplar Bluff Mo. and brother, Don Eagle of St. Louis, Mo.

Mary Ann “Twinkie” Jones
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Miss Mary Ann “Twinkie” Jones, 47, of Livingston were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at Smith Memorial Church of God in Christ in Blanchard with Supt. Manuel Dunham Sr. officiating. Burial was at Victory Place Beautiful Cemetery in Swartwout. Miss Jones was born to James Curtis Jones and LaVerne Pearte on April 23, 1961 and attended Livingston public schools. She was a member of the Church of God in Christ. She is survived by her mother, LaVerne Pearte and husband Henry of Atlanta, Georgia; father, James Curtis Jones and wife Marguerite of Houston; three brothers, David Jones and wife Sherri of Humble, James Curtis Jones Jr. and Clarence Jones both of Houston; sister, Le- Ticia Brown of Houston and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Serving as pallbearers were: Darius Johnson, Edward Charles Johnson, Jason Johnson, Clarence Hagler, Benard Wright and Titus Simmons Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Pearte, James Curtis Jones, Raland Wright, Travis Harden, Michael Knight and Kamron Jones. Duncan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Catherine Branham
LIVINGSTON — Services for Mary Catherine Branham, 87, of Livingston, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8 in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Houston National Cemetery. Mrs. Branham died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at Memorial Medical Center Livingston. She was born Dec. 27, 1920 and Kankakee, Illinois. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Edna and Dennis Faulder, Mary J. Branham Kimberly and Wayne Kimberly; son, Everett J. Branham; granddaughters, Linda, Betty Jo, Eddie, Michelle and Tammy; grandson, Brooks; 14 great-grandchildren, six greatgreat- grandchildren and brother, Floyd D. Painter. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett Branham.

Joseph “Joe Boy” Tullos
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Joseph "Joe Boy" Tullos, 68, were held Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with John Taylor and Paul Boyd officiating. Burial followed in Blue Water Cemetery, Segno.  
Mr. Tullos died last week at his residence in Ace. He was born Aug. 29, 1940 in Ace, the son of Ivy and Edith Tullos. He was preceded in death by his father.  
Joe attended Livingston High School and was president of the Future Farmers of America. He joined the Navy and was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska.  
On being discharged from the Navy, Joe began working in the road construction business from which he recently retired. He loved horse racing and owned several race horses. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting and had a great love of farming.
Almost every time the Livingston Farmers Market was open, Joe could be found there, proudly showing and selling produce while visiting with the people in the community.
Survivors include his mother, Edith Price Tullos of Jasper; wife, Sally Tullos of Kerrville; daughter, Sandra Dunbar of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, James and Leslie Tullos of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Jada and Tim Anderson of Greensboro, N.C.; grandsons, Steven Dunbar of Highlands and Zachary Conine of Livingston; granddaughters, Emily and Jada Tullos and Veronica Guerra of Livingston; sisters and brothers-in-law Elnora and Gary Ragsdale of Copperas Cove, Murielene and Jerry Hatton of Warren, Linda and Melvin Henson of Livingston, Debra and Ronnie Wood of Livingston and Margaret and Bryant Pixley of Jasper; brothers and sisters-in-law Richard and Joyce Tullos of Ace, Robert "Leon" and Pat Tullos of Danbury, Jerry and Susan Tullos of Livingston and Bill and Carolyn Tullos of Ace and numerous nieces and nephews.  
Pallbearers were Preston Tullos, Troy Tullos, Todd Tullos, Brady Tullos, Paul Henson and Jimmy Henson. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Henson, Charles Kenneth Tullos, A1C Chris Russell, Mike Tullos, members of the Livingston Farmers Market and the South Polk County Volunteer Fire Department.
The family requests any Joe Tullos memorial donations be made to the South Polk County Volunteer Fire Dept. or Blue Water Cemetery.
To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.

James Wayne Dublin
LIVINGSTON —Funeral services for James Wayne Dublin, 46, of Livingston were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at Cochran Funeral Chapel - Livingston with Rev. Stephens officiating. Burial was in the Kibblefield Cemetery in Livingston. Dublin died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin. He was born April 4, 1962 in Livingston, to Eddie and Henrietta (West) Green. He is survived by his father, Eddie Green of Livingston; brothers, Willie West of Teague, Eddie Dublin of Livingston; brothers and sistersin- law, Steven and Tambria West and Enrico and Tiffany West all of Livingston; sisters, Katrina West of Livingston and Latrena Carter of Cleveland; uncle and aunt, Alexander and Vivian Dublin, Clint and Regina Green, Donna and Keshia Green; uncle, Billy Green; aunt and uncle, Martha and Charles Franklin, Ruth and Benny Johnson and Lee and William Alford; aunt, Ruthie Dublin and 11 nieces, seven nephews and two great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Henrietta West; sister, Sandra Nelson; grandmothers, Ruth Bailey and Dottie Brown; grandfathers, Robert Parker and Hilton Green. Pallbearers were Elmer Green, Pierce Dublin, Carlos Johnson, Marvin Stephens Jr., Joshua Dublin, Michael Dublin and Steven Verdell. Honarary pallbearers will be Steven P. West, Eddie J. Dublin, Willie L. West, Hilton E. West, Kenneth E. Carter, Johnathan Dublin, Robert W. Dublin, Onterial Carter and Enrico West. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guestbook at www.cochranfh. com.



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