|Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
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LIVINGSTON -- Abbie A. Duff, 99, of Huntington died on Mon-day, Sept. 19, 2011, in Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin. Mrs. Duff was born July 30, 1912 in Polk County. She devoted much of her life to taking care of her mother, family, brothers, sisters and others. She was a member of Menard Baptist Church. She quilted until she was 97 years old, piecing numerous quilts together and giving them to family mem-bers. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Abbie is preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. Amos A. and Alice Kervin-Duff and 20 brothers and sisters. Services were held Thursday, Sept. 22, at Pace Funeral Home, with Bro. Frank Aragon officiating. Pallbearers were Amos Duff, Andy Duff, Todd Smith, Amos Duff Jr. and Mickey Hollingsworth. Honorary pallbearers were Worth Haggerton, Robert Duff and Her-bert Richardson. Burial followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
ONALASKA -- Funeral Services for Earl Junior Mize, 75, of Trinity were held Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Pastor Glen Cooksey officiating and Danny Slater assisting. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Clay Goodwin, Jesse Goodwin, Cody Slater, Rayne Mize, Daniel Pearson, Jeff Overstreet, Justin Mitchel and John Corkill. He was born Jan. 2,1936 in Onalaska, to L.L. Mize and Lela Smith Mize, and died on Sept. 20, 2011 at his home in Trinity. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Earl is survived by Gladys Williamson Mize, wife, of Trinity; Frank Goodwin, son, of Splendora; Allen Goodwin, son, of Cleveland; Cathy Mosley, daughter, of Conroe; Sue Slater, daughter, of Huntsville; Robert Mize, son, of Coldspring; Olliy May Lathen, sister, of Livingston; Floyd Mize, brother, of Livingston; Letha Faye Cox, sister, of Marshall, Ark.; Carroll Mize, brother, of Dayton; 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Odeyssey Vistacare Hospice Foundation, 717 N. Harwood St. Ste. 1500, Dallas, TX 77201. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON – Mark Alan Raborn lost his battle with cancer on Sept. 20, 2011. He was born on Sept. 14, 1959 in Waco, to parents Paul and Myrna Headley Raborn. He started his career as a machinist at Western Geophysical and quickly progressed in his field, working at Schlumberger and final-ly as senior programmer at Wea-therford Int. in Huntsville. His dream of owning his own business became reality with the opening of Moonlight Enterprise in Onalaska in 2000. With the family business, he passed on his knowledge to his three sons. Mark enjoyed riding his Harley and relaxing on the Guadalupe River with family and friends. He is survived by his fiancée, Elizabeth Stuteville of Onalaska; sons, Jay and wife Jarinne of Carri-er Mills, Ill. and Paul Raborn and Aaron Raborn, both of Onalaska; grandsons, Darian, Chase and Ethan Fletcher of Carrier Mills, Ill.; parents, Paul Murphy Raborn and Myrna Headley Raborn of Waco; brothers, Todd and wife Gail of College Station and Lindsey and wife Donna of Waco; sister, Amy Raborn of Waco; nieces, Allison and Kayla Raborn; nephews, Aus-tin and Tommy Lee Raborn; step-children, Joshua Lair, Mekinzy Stuteville, Zachery Jones and Ro-bert Jones; mother-in-law, Lisa Alexander, uncle-in-law, Chuck Russell and a host of many friends. As per Mark's wishes, there will be no services held, but his ashes will be scattered over the Guada-lupe River at a later date. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. DAY LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for George Day Jr., 74, of Livingston were held Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Bluewater Cemetery, with Bro. Richard Gray officiating. Mr. Day was born on April 13, 1937 in Votaw, to George Washington Day and Ida Mae Day, and died Sept. 22, 2011 in Lufkin. George is survived by his wife of 52 years, Helen Day; two children, Nancy Cassel and husband David Cassel and Jerry Day and wife Dorothy Day; two grandchildren, Amy Hilton and husband Tracy Hilton and Laci Day and three great-grandchildren, Katie, Matthew and Amber Hilton, all of Livingston. He was known as a very honorable man who loved his children, family and church (Charity Tabernacle). He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 25 years and he also worked 10 years for TDCJ. Family members say he enjoyed his retirement life. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Ernestine Spears, 65, of Chester were held Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Leslie Wilkerson officiating. Interment followed in Camp Ruby Cemetery. She was born June 14,1945 in Houston, to Elliot Riley Allen and Lillie Mae Grabow, and died Sept. 22, 2011 Chester. Ernestine is survived by Clarence and Robin Spears, son and daughter-in-law, of Shepherd; James and Lorna Spears, son and daughter-in-law, of Chester; Sharon Kay and James Binter, daughter and son-in-law, of Lovelady; Robert and Mary Spears, son and daughter-in-law, of Nordheim; Kenneth Taylor, son, of Livingston; Clarence William “Bill” Spears Jr., stepson, of Houston; grandchildren, Christopher Clarence Spears, Krystell Maryanne Spears, Kelsie Nepveux, Kyle Nepveux, DeWayne Purvis, Wesley Purvis, Justin Spears, Lacy Spears, Travis Binter, Jacob Binter, Brent Binter, Amber Quinn, Levi Garrett Spears and Raina Garza; Betty Moore, sister, of Houston; Elliot R Allen of New Caney and special friends, Sheila, Brenda Kay and Brenda; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and other relatives. She is preceded in by her husband, Clarence Spears; parents and sisters, Maxine Nelson and Florence Kutch. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Starla Elaine Webb, 30, of Onalaska will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. She was born May 24, 1981 in Houston, to Jack Serres Jr. and Marilyn Biggs, and died Sept. 21, 2011 in Livingston. Starla is survived by Shawn Webb, husband, of Onalaska; Jack Jr. and Joanne Serres, father and stepmother, of Houston; Marilyn and Rodney Gibson, mother and stepfather, of Seabrook; Jack Serres III and Alicia Mayo, brother and sister-in-law, of League City; Jared Serres, brother, of Houston; sisters, Alysha Serres of Houston, Cammie Serres of Houston and Yasmin Ahmed of Houston; five nieces; two nephews and a host of aunts, uncles, grandparents, great- grandmother and other relatives. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON – Wilven M. Whittington Jr. died suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, after a brief battle with cancer which was complicated by diabetes and pneumonia. Willie was born to Wilven Sr. and Isabelle on Jan. 6, 1948. At the time of his death, Willie was employed by National Oilwell Varco of Houston. He spent most of his professional career working in the industrial gearbox industry. Mr. Whittington was well-known and respected by everyone associated with and in this field of work. Willie had a life-long love of cars and racing. He was happiest when he was either building or racing them. During his lifetime, he was affiliated with many different racing organizations, including Drag, Circle Track and Kart racing. He was given the nickname “Willie the Wizard” by many of his friends and associates in the racing community. He was preceded in death by his father and both maternal and paternal grandparents. He leaves behind his mother, Isabelle (Doucet) Roller of Crowley, La.; his wife of 25 years, Deborah of Livingston and two sons, Stacy Don of Corrigan, who is currently working in Indiana, and Jonathan Marc of Corrigan, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. Mr. Whittington is also survived by two stepchildren, Christopher Kennedy of Onalaska and Heather Canedo of Carrollton. He was also very proud of his 12 grandchildren: Steven, Jason, Tanner, Vincent, Allie, Chris, Madison, Jacob, Austin, Alan, Briana and Jordan. He is also mourned by numerous other family members, co-workers and friends. Memorial services for Mr. Whittington will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Family visitation will be held prior to the service.
LIVINGSTON -- Jack D. McCumber, 83, died Sept. 7, 2011 at his home in Livingston. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 836 W. Jones, Livingston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. Mr. McCumber was born June 16, 1928, in Dallas. He was known as someone who could accomplish anything he set his mind to do. He died as he lived, on his own terms. He loved to read and work cross-word puzzles. He had recently found a passion for gardening. He was active in his church. Mr. McCumber worked in the in-surance business until his retire-ment. He and his wife, Helen, moved to their dream retirement home in Livingston where he lived until his death. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Helen, and children from both marriages, John, Mary, Susan and Carol. Condolences may be sent to 200 Joanna Pines Ln., Livingston, TX, 77351. DOIEL LIVINGSTON -- Elsie “Grand-ma” Doiel, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at The Bradford in Livingston. Elsie was born in Memphis, Mo. on June 19, 1931. She is survived by Bessie Bo-siska, Pat and Kim Doiel, Kathe-rine Patton, Vera Cunningham, Jim and Gloria Zwicky, Bill and Mary Maki, Debbie Pajala, Tom and Mary Nelson; granddaughter, Brandi Blaine; 29 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Doiel; son, David Lietz; great-granddaughter, Ashley Brooke; grandson, David Lane Lietz and several brothers and sis-ters. Services were held Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at The Bradford at Brookside in Livingston. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Jay V. Snook Jr. was born on April 9, 1947, the son of Jay V. Snook and Lucille Wiggins Snook of Livingston. He married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Anne Jones, on July 13, 1968 at Central Baptist Church in Livingston. He died after a tragic accident at his beloved family ranch south of Livingston on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Jay his survived by his wife of 43 years, Patricia; son, Kevin Snook and wife Diana and a daughter, Wendy Ross and husband Mack, all of Livingston. Other survivors include the joy of his life, his precious grandchildren: Cody and Taylor Ross, Dylan and Ryan Snook. Other survivors include his parents, J.V. Snook Sr. and Lucile Wiggins Snook; one brother and wife, Tommy Ray and Donna Elkins Snook; and nephews Tommy and Monica Snook and Billy and Laura Snook, with three surviving great nephews and one great niece. Jay is also survived by a whole host of other close relatives and friends. Jay was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Chelsea Anne Ross; grandparents B.N. and Francis Damon Snook and Jasper and Estell McRight Wiggins; father and mother in law, Howard and Millie Jones and uncle, A.W. Jones. Jay grew up in the Soda community and graduated from Livingston High School in 1965. He played on two district championship football teams. He was also FFA sweetheart while in high school. He attended San Jacinto College, the University of Houston, and Angelina College, studying for a career as a design draftsman. He then went to work for Brown and Root in Houston for five years. Jay and Patricia moved back to Livingston in 1972 to raise their family. Jay worked in a variety of positions from 1972 to 1992. These included Jerry Marsh’s engineering firm and SHECo, and he also served as LISD tax appraiser and first chief tax appraiser for Polk County. From 1992 until his death, Jay worked full time at the family ranch. In 1992, Jay became a partner with his father-in-law in J&J Cattle Company and L&S Land Investments. In 1998, Jay and Patricia took over the business. They enjoyed full time ranching, timber production, and rental property management. A portion of their land has been in the family for over 100 years and has received the Land Heritage Award. Jay’s other activities and accomplishment include: 1. High School District FFA vice-president 2. 4-H adult leader 3. Trinity Neches FFA & 4-H Livestock Show Committee member 4. Honorary Chapter FFA member 5. I-69 Segment Advisory Committee 6. Agriculture Advisory Board --Polk County Appraisal District 7. Member of Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association 8. Past president of Polk County Branch - American Cancer Society 9. Past president of Polk County Crime Stoppers 10. Past president of Livingston Lions Club 11. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Polk County Appraisal District 12. Active member of Central Baptist Church Jay began his service as a Farm Bureau member in 1972 as a board member of the local Polk County Farm Bureau. During the past 39 years, Jay served as secretary-treasurer, vice-president and president of Polk County Farm Bureau. Jay was instrumental in organizing the first “Ag Day” in Polk County. He was a member of the Texas Farm Bureau Resolutions Committee and the State Beef Commodity Advisory Board. From 2008 to present, Jay served Texas Farm Bureau as a state director from District IX. Jay and his wife Patricia enjoyed sharing the Voice of Agriculture in domestic and foreign countries. In addition to ranching, he and Patricia loved Jeep rock crawling, traveling, antiquing, and spending time at their special vacation home in Red River, N.M. Services for Jay were held Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Central Baptist, with Kevan Wood officiating assisted by Randall Whitt and Larry Pratt. Pallbearers were George Harrell, Corky Cochran, Clarence Floyd, Don West, George Ross, Tommy Snook Jr., Billy Snook, Kenneth Ross and Kyle Harrell. Honorary pallbearers were Texas Farm Bureau Board of Directors; past Texas Farm Bureau Board of Directors; Polk County Farm Bureau Board of Directors; Central Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class; LHS Class of 1965, Livingston Lions Football Teams of 1962, 1963, 1964; David Lyons; Earl Abbott; James Bergman; Jim Peters; Mike Nettles; Bobby Gokey; Paul Harrell; Judson Pritchard; J.W. Cochran; Dude Cochran; Garvey Jackson; Malcolm Jones and Manny Llanes. Memorials may be made to the Polk County Farm Bureau to be used to support Polk County fire departments. Mail donations to Polk County Farm Bureau P.O. Box 689 Livingston, Texas 77351 Memorials may also be made to The Children’s Ministry at Central Baptist Church at 503 N. East Street Livingston, Texas 77351. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Visit their website to sign the online registry: www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Frank David Bridge, 80, was born on March 17, 1931 in Missoula, Mont. and died on Monday, July 11, 2011, in Li-vingston. Frank enjoyed boating, traveling and was very proud to serve in the Navy. Mr. Bridge was a member of the Escapee’s Club. He is survived by his daughter, Sonya Dian Moore and husband Gerald Eugene; grandchildren, Da-vid Bridge and Nicola Moore; three great-grandchildren and many, many dear friends. Mr. Bridge is preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Bridge; par-ents, Leslie and Molly Bridge and sister, Leslie J. Bridge. Frank was buried with military honors at the National Cemetery in California. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial services for Johnnie D. Keen, Sr. age 84, of Shepherd, Texas will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the home of Mr. Keen in Shepherd. He was born June 29, 1927 in Carmona, the son of Henry Wesley Keen and Alice Lea Baxter Keen, and died on Sept. 10, 2011 in Livingston. He was a truck driver in his young life and even hauled Lyndon B. Johnson’s cattle. Later, Johnnie became a home builder and built for Tilson, Superior, Kumno, M. Ellis, and Kelly and Pope Homes. When he retired in 1988 he did a lot of crafts and was known for his famous barbecue. He was a member of the FM 1127 VFD. and he did all of their barbecue fundraisers. He was known as “Mr. Christmas” for his home decorations and his first-place trophies. He was very community oriented and always helping his neighbors. He always kept a very pretty yard and garden and shared with his family and friends. Johnnie was known as an awesome family man and a wonderful husband who loved all of his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. John is survived by Dorris Fairbanks Keen, wife, of Shepherd; Johnnie and Dianne Keen, son and daughter-in-law, of Splendora; Alice Wilcoxson, daughter, of Splendora; Debra “Sam“ and Randy White, daughter and son-in-law, of Splendora; Linda Keen, daughter, of Splendora; Brienda Sims, daughter, of Splendora; Ronnie Dean Burrows, son, of Houston; Angela and Matt Hollie, daughter and son-in-law, of Cleveland; Nancy Thomae, daughter, of Cleveland; Vicki Keen, daughter, of Houston; Joni and Joe Luton, daughter and son-in-law, of New Caney; Jennifer and Adrian Harbour, daughter and son-in-law, of Cleveland; Rebekah and Rick Zimmer, daughter and son-in-law, of Cleveland; Vickie and Larry Thumann, stepdaughter and son-in-law, of Splendora; Richard Anderson, stepson, of Shepherd; Ronald and Maria Anderson, stepson and daughter-in-law, of Conroe; Lynn Anderson, stepson, of Shepherd; Curtis Keen, brother, of Plum Grove; Virginia and Archie Cude, sister and brother-in-law, of Gilmer; 40 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
ONALASKA -- Memorial services for Woody Thomas, 75, of Onalaska were held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with Pastor Homer Anderson officiating. He was born Sept. 11, 1935 in Houston, the son of Woody Bershal Cummings and Ardena Frances McRee Nelson, and died on Aug. 31, 2011 in Webster. He is preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Ardena Frances McRee Nelson and Authell Reed Nelson. Woody is survived by Charlotte Ann Seymore Thomas, wife, of Onalaska; Woody A. Thomas, son, of Houston; Bobbi Dent, daughter, of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Haley Dent, Lexie Dent and Jordyn Roberts and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com. WADE HOUSTON -- Mable Lee Wade, 87, a native of Moscow, Texas, died on Sept. 3, 2011. Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Buck Street Me-morial Church of God In Christ in Houston. Pastor Langston Bell of-ficiated. Interment will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in Houston National Cemetery. Carl Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Elbert Cornelius “Neli” Mat-thews Jr., 75, of Georgetown were held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Kenneth Rittmann officiating. Interment followed in Midway Cemetery near Livingston. He was born Jan. 31, 1936 in Li-vingston and died Sept. 2, 2011 in Round Rock after a short illness. He was the son of former Polk County Judge E. C. Matthews Sr. and his wife Addie Lee Lansford Matthews. Neli graduated from Corrigan High School in 1953 and attended Texas A&M for a time before joining the Air Force where he was stationed in Germany. While there he met a beautiful young Danish girl, Liss Grumlose, and they married in 1958 shortly before Neli got out of the AF and returned to Texas. Over the course of his career, Neli worked for RCA, Philco, IBM and they lived in Coco Beach, Fla.; Huntsville, Ala.; Los Gatos, Calif. and for the last 30 years have lived in Georgetown, Texas. During the years in Georgetown, "Matt" as he is known to his friends there, has been active in Elk's Lodge No. 2659. He is a past exalted ruler who served tirelessly in many ca-pacities both visibly and behind the scenes. Neli is preceded in death by his parents; son, Aubrey Matthews; grandson, Marcus Matthews and sister, Ann Matthews Keith. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Liss; son, Lars Matthews; former daughter-in-law, Coleen Matthews; grandsons, Lars II and Logan of Georgetown; grand-daughter:, Aleah Holley of Chica-go; daughter-in-law, Sarah Mat-thews of Friendswood; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick Matthews and wife Judy of Tomball and George Matthews and wife Kay of El Campo; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kurt Grumlose and wife Kirsten, Per Grumlose and wife Kirsten of Denmark; nieces and nephews, Viki Jimenez, Ken Parrish, John Elbert Matthews, Aaron Matthews, Bonnie Matthews, Lindy Grant, Sine Grumlose, Hans Grumlose, Thor Grumlose, Niels Grumlose, Martin Grumlose and Henrick Grumlose; Joe, Leah and John DeBoard, dear next-door neighbors from Califor-nia who were like his own children; many brothers and sisters from the Elks Lodge and numerous near and dear friends, all of whom, friends and family say, will miss his gentle nature, intelligence, friendliness and unique personality. If you so desire, donations may be made to the Midway Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Mr. Elton Evans, President, Midway Ceme-tery Association, 307 Sarah Lyn Drive, Livingston, TX 77351. Only interest from this fund is used to maintain the cemetery, so contri-butions will continue serving for a lifetime. Funeral services were entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home Inc.
LIVINGSTON -- Orren Lynn Nixon, 89, of Houston died peace-fully on Sept. 1, 2011 in Houston due to complications from Parkin-son’s Disease. He was born on Oct. 5, 1921 in Hemphill, the son of the late Henry Dalton and Leona Bonibel (Black) Nixon. He was preceded in death by brothers, Garth and Bert Nixon and sisters, Quinda Rozelle, Ann Iddings and Mary Fern Kohrman. Lynn graduated from Livingston High School in 1939 and upon graduation attended Baylor University. His studies were interrupted when he proudly chose to serve his country as a Radarman 3rd Class in the Coast Guard during World War II. After an honorable discharge in 1946, he returned to Texas to work in Houston where he married Mildred “Mickey” Nor-thington, who preceded him in death in 1982. Shortly after their marriage, they returned to Livingston where he worked at and later ran the family business (Livingston Wholesale Builders Supply) with his sister Mary Fern and brother Garth. Lynn later married Mary Joe (Howard) in 1987; she preceded him in death in 2005. Lynn was an active member of the Livingston Church of Christ for more than 50 years and later rejoined the Central Baptist Church. Lynn was a proud member and officer of numerous organiza-tions and civic groups in Livingston over 55 years, including the Lions Club and Livingston Chamber of Commerce. As a talented artist, Lynn collected numerous pieces of art over the years, including a number of wildlife-themed paintings. His many pleasures in-cluded the daily newspaper, histo-ry, national and global politics, music, a good biographical or his-torical movie, basketball, fishing, grilling and, most of all, spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his daughters, Emily Rose and husband Robert of North Richland Hills, Amy Nixon of Columbia, Mo., Meg Bozeman and husband Charlie of Houston, Karen Winship and husband David of Houston and Layne Ann Averyt and husband Bill of College Sta-tion; son, Russell Howard and wife Jennifer of Plano; grandchildren, Tierney and Tess Rose of North Richland Hills, Jade Nixon Leighty of Columbia, Mo., Logan and Car-son Bozeman of Houston, Erin Fry of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Jason Winship of San Anselmo, Calif., Zack Averyt of Houston, Jennie Averyt of Austin and Olivia and Georgia Howard of Plano; great-grandchildren, Duncan and Bennett Fry of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; sister-in-law, Carolyn Nixon of Livingston and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Lynn’s life will be held at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston at 1 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2011, with visitation prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would be very proud to have dona-tions made in his name to the Na-tional Parkinson Foundation (www.parkinson.org) 800-327-4545; 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road; Miami, Fl. 33136-1494).
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Carl Terrell “Bubba” Wills, 22, of Livingston were held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Darden officiat-ing. Burial followed in Kibbiefield Cemetery. He was born Oct. 6, 1988 in Li-vingston, the son of Paul Woods and Rhonda K. Wills, and died in Liberty. He graduated from Li-vingston High School in 2008. Survivors include his son, Carnell T. Wills of Michigan; mother and father, Rhonda K. Wills and Carl Davis of Livingston and Paul Woods of Michigan; two sisters, Nephratei Jones of Livingston and LaKwanza Wright of Houston; brother, Eric Davis of Huntsville; aunts, Georgia Dunn (Adrian), Lola M. Wills, Alice Nell Walker and Lorine Wills, all of Livingston and Karen Sweeb of Lufkin; uncles, Ora Lee Wills (Rose), Arthur Wills (Bertha) and Wendell Wills (Kryschlle), all of Livingston; great-aunt, Lorine Dirden of Livingston; grandmother, Mrs. Freddie McCormick of Livingston; special cousin, Anthony Wills and a host of other cousins, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Shane Wills, Carl Davis, Donnell Dogins, John Lee Wills, Arthur Dirden and Alex Robinson. Honorary pallbearers were LaMar Bogany, Ora Lee Wills, Arthur Wills Sr., T.J. Dirden, Wendell Wills, Daniel Williams and Christopher Shelby. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON – Graveside ser-vices for Mack Chatmon Youngblood, 70, of Shepherd were held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Victory Place Beautiful Cemetery in Swartout, with Minister Terrance McGowen officiating. Interment followed. Mr. Youngblood was born July 19, 1940 in Shepherd, the son of Charlie and LaVanna Chatmon Youngblood, and died Sept. 5, 2011 in Katy. Survivors include his special friend, Ms. Bobbie J. Reddic of Shepherd; son, Larry Roberts (Le-sia) of Coldspring; daughter, Bessie Reddic of Shepherd; grandchildren, Terrance McGowen, Mack Antho-ny Roberts, Christopher McGowen, Samantha Roberts, Tiffany Reddic, Leroy Reddic and Marcus Reddic; brothers-in-law, Elder Otis Bennett (Marie) of Livingston and Felix Straythin of Shepherd and numerous other relatives and friends. Duncan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Patricia Morton Baxter, 56, of Livingston were held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Michael Heuermann officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Vernon Pierce, Chris Smith, Jackie Frost, Gary Baxter and Mark Willis. Honorary pallbearers were IAH Honorary Guards. She was born Dec. 12, 1954 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of James Ralph Morton and Lillian Faye Redden Morton, and died on Sept. 6, 2011 in Houston. Patricia is survived by Gary G. Baxter, husband, of Livingston; Wayne Burks Jr., son, of Onalaska; Barbara and Jackie Frost, sister and brother-in-law, of Livingston; James R. Morton, brother, of Onalaska; Gary H. and Tammy Baxter, son and daughter-in-law, of Helena, Mont.; Bryan C. and Rhonda Baxter, son and daughter-in-law, of Helena, Mont.; Sabrina and Chris Smith, niece, of Livingston; Christina and Vernon Pierce, niece, of Livingston; Rebecca and Jimmie Lemere, niece, of Livingston; Debbie and Sid Moffett, cousin, of Livingston; Angela Moffett Knittel, godchild, of Livingston; and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Gennett Bowden Burton, 66, of Point Blank were held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in the First Assembly of God Church in Onalaska. The Rev. Don Wilson and the Rev. Phillip Halstead officiated. Interment follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. Pallbearers were Keith Lafayette, Brittany Lafayette, Breana Lafayette, Courtney Lafayette and Kayden Lafayette. She was born Jan. 18, 1945 in Durant, Okla., the daughter of Lester James Bowden and Opal Ann Posey Bowden, and died on Sept. 2, 2011 in Conroe. She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Larry Max Pinkerton and granddaughter, Courtney Ann Lafayette. Gennett is survived by her husband, Joseph R. Burton of Point Blank; daughters, Carol Ann Nield of Texarkana, Texas, Patricia Louise of Florida and April Nichole McKee of Maultrie, Ga.; sons, Larry Jerome Pinkerton of Bangor, Maine, Steven Jeffrey Pinkerton of Henderson and Joseph Robert Burton Jr. of Kentucky; sisters, Melba Amos of McCalester, Okla. and Sue Balesachi of Tulsa, Okla.; brother, J.W. Bowden of Morarty, N.M.; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
ONALASKA -- Funeral services for Ricky Lynn Price, 53, of Onalaska were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Gerald Reeves officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska. He was born Aug. 16, 1958 in Monroe, La., the son of Ralph Price and Frances Wilma McLarrin Ball, and died on Sept. 4, 2011 in Conroe. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Price. Ricky is survived by Charlotte Wilma and Harry (Bubba) Ball, mother and stepfather, of Waterproff, La.; David F. Abela and Lisa, son and daughter-in-law, of Onalaska; Amey and Raymond Price, daughter and son-in-law, of Onalaska; Cindy and Jason Vergara, daughter and son-in-law, of Onalaska; grandchildren, Joshua, Brandon, Mason, Breanna, Krista and Emma; brothers, Charlie, Tommy and Ronnie Price; sister, Sharon Price and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Ruby Louise Nelson, 97, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in the Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs and Bro. Brad Forrest officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Kim Reynolds, Leslie Galloway, Adam Nelson, Ronnie Millard, Brad Forrest and Mark Forrest. She was born Feb. 9, 1914 in Smith County, the daughter of Ode Jacobs and Mae Shekelford Jacobs, and died on Sept. 4, 2011 in Livingston in Pine Ridge Health Care Center. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 54 years, Emmett “Jimbo“ Nelson; son, Delaney Galloway; all of her brothers and sisters and an infant daughter, Linda Grace Nelson. Mrs. Nelson moved to Polk County with her family at the age of 3, and lived in the Providence community for many years. She became a member of Providence Baptist Church at a young age. She married Emmett “Jimbo” Nelson on June 13, 1936, and shared over 45 happy years in his ministry to Baptist churches until his death in 1990. She taught Sunday school and served in various WMA offices in a number of churches including First Baptist, Livingston, where she was member until her death. Mrs. Nelson’s entire life was built on faith in God and serving Him through his church. Ruby is survived by Emmett Nelson, son, of Nolanville; Jimmie and James Forrest, daughter and son-in-law, of Huntington; Wanda Galloway, daughter-in-law, of Cleveland; grandchildren, Laneye Henderson, Lisa Millard and Leslie Galloway, all of Cleveland, Brad Forrest, Mark Forrest and Gwen Reynolds, all of Huntington and Adam Nelson, of Austin; 16 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; Doris Nelson, sister-in-law, of Cleveland and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Sheryl Lynn O’Hara, 54, was born in Pasadena, Texas on Oct. 29, 1956 and died on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. Sheryl loved to read. She is sur-vived by her children, Erin Colleen O’Hara of Livingston and Shaun Patrick O’Hara of Livingston; mother, Janette Case Johnson of Livingston; sisters, Brenda Carol Webb and husband Ronny of New Caney, Karen Darlene Summers of Houston and Lana Kathleen Mar-riott of Camilla; mother-in-law, Theresa O’Hara of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Sheryl is preceded in death by her father, Richard Warren Case and husband, Lawrence (Larry) O’Hara. Active pallbearers were Larry Lohse, Jeff Lohse, Bert Lohse, Greg Lohse, Clinton Webb and Richard Summers. Honorary pallbears were Jason Case, Gene Mitchamore, Ronnie Mitchamore and William Webb. A celebration of life was held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Pace Funeral Home, with Pastor Denton Mayes officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Graveside services for Mildred Bobo Ashley, 84, of Livingston will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston, with the Rev. Randall Whitt officiating. Visitation will be held before services at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston beginning at 3 p.m. She was born April 23, 1927 in Rudy, Ark., the daughter of Joseph Coatney and Fannie Dillon Coatney, and died on Sept. 1, 2011 in Kingwood. She is preceded in death by parents; husband, David Bobo and daughter, Paula Williams. Mildred is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and James Walters of Livingston; grandchildren, Brian and Reagan of Sugarland, Paula Walters of Livingston, Gregg Faith of Livingston and Danny and Joni Williams of Livingston; great-grandchildren, Allison Faith, Bethany Faith, Lyndsay Williams and Taylor Williams; sisters, Edna Morrow of Pearland and Omie Leach of Stillwater, Okla. and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
CORRIGAN -- Anna Belle (Ko-laja) King, 86, died on Aug. 27, 2011 at the Corrigan Long Term Care facility. King was a long-time resident of Moscow. Prior to moving to Mos-cow, she and her husband “Speck” lived and worked in Houston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Speck” Hairs-ton; her baby; her beloved parents; special sister, Margie Freitag and other siblings. She is survived by her special sister, Ollie Freitag of Hempstead and other relatives and friends. Cremation services were en-trusted to McWilliams Funeral Home in Hempstead.
LIVINGSTON -- Amelou S. Edwards, 68, of Livingston was born in Shreveport, La. and died on Aug. 29, 2011 in MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston. Amelou loved animals and even had a cat named Speckles. She also loved the outdoors and did paintings. Mrs. Edwards graduated from St. Vincent Academy in Shreveport, La. in 1961. She re-ceived a BA degree from Louisiana State University in 1965, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. After graduation she started her career in Houston with the Coca Cola Foods Division. She was employed there for 10 years and retired as retail sales account-ing manager in 1975. She was known as a loving wife, companion, and best friend to her husband of 44 years, Larry Ed-wards. She is also survived by her nephew, Jay and spouse Melissa Freeman of Katy and a niece, Noel and spouse Mark Mathery of Hou-ston. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, J.W. and Gene-vieve Stacey Freeman and brother, J. Stacey Freeman. A celebration of her life was held Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Pace Funeral Home. A reception fol-lowed the memorial service at the Rolling Hills Restaurant. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
ONALASKA -- Memorial ser-vices for Woody Thomas, 75, of Onalaska are pending. He was born Sept. 11, 1935 in Houston, the son of Woody Ber-shel Cummings and Frances Arena McRee Cummings, and died on Aug. 31, 2011 in Webster. He is preceded in death by parents. Woody is survived by Charlotte Seymore Thomas, wife, of Ona-laska; Woody A. Thomas, son, of Houston; Bobbie Dent, daughter, of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Ha-ley Dent, Lexie Dent and Jordyn Roberts and numerous other rela-tives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
ONALASKA -- Rosie B. Johnson, 77, of Onalaska died on Aug. 28, 2011 in La Porte. At her request, a private grave-side service was held in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with Pastor Reagan Duncan officiating. Pallbearers were Ed Bollier, Clint Holloman, Steve Moore, Walter Whitfield, William Bennett, Charles Bennett, David Bennett and Louis Bennett. She was born on Dec. 10, 1933 in Austin, the daughter of Joshua Gerome Lloyd and Mary Ellen Brown Lloyd. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Phillip Johnson; brother, Jack Lloyd and sisters, Mary Eaton, Bertha Cruse and Ann Brown. Rosie is survived by sons, David Bennett of Houston, Charles Ben-nett of La Porte and Louis Bennett; grandsons, William Bennett and Evan Bennett; granddaughter, Ka-ryssa Bennett; great-grandsons, Braden, Tyler and Nathan Bennett and many special friends. Memorials may be given in memory of Rosie B. Johnson to American Cancer Research. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON -- Memorial ser-vices for Lorraine Dorothy Halley, 86, of Goodrich were held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Schwab City Baptist Church in Schwab City, with Kevin Wood, the Rev. David Jones and the Rev. David Goddard officiating. She was born June 2, 1925 in Plentywood, Mont., the daughter of Jacob Rieger and Verna Mae Rieg-er, and died on Aug. 26, 2011 in Livingston. She is preceded in death by parents; husband, Keith Halley; daughter, Roxanne Cavan-gaugh; son, Steven Phillips; broth-ers, Harold Rieger, Donald Rieger and John Rieger and sisters, Lenore Markel, Katherine Wicks, Naomi Butterfield and Doris Moorehead. Lorraine is survived by Sandra Phillips, daughter, of Conroe; John Phillips, son, of Costa Mesa, Calif.; grandchildren, Jennifer and Shane Moffett, Charity Phillips, John Phillips, Jr., Donavan Phillips and Joy Phillips; great-grandchildren, Juliana Phillips, Madison Moffett and Kyndall Moffett; daughter-in-law, Nita Bowen and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
LIVINGSTON – Funeral services for Nolen Perry Timmons, 54, of Livingston were held on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at the Cochran Fu-neral Home in Livingston. Inter-ment followed in Forest Hill Ceme-tery in Livingston. Pallbearers were Donnie Joe Timmons, Sean Seyfert and Doug Richey. He was born Aug. 29, 1956 in Galveston County, the son of Nolen D. Timmons and Bernice Ingram Timmons, and died on Au-g. 25, 2011 in Temple. He is pre-ceded in death by father and sister, Penny Formica. Nolen is survived by Arlene Timmons, wife, of Livingston; Darcy and Sean Seyfert, daughter and son-in-law, of Livingston; Scotty and Renee Walters, son and daughter-in-law, of Rye; mother, Bernice Ingram Timmons; grand-children, Zoey Halunen and Elexis Robertson; brothers, Donnie Joe Timmons, Rolen Timmons and Jessie Timmons; sister, Linda Ster-ling and numerous other relatives and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Raymond Lee Woodard, 84, of Corrigan were held Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in Union Springs Missio-nary Baptist Church in Corrigan, with Bro. Charlie Hodge and Bro. Lesly Wilkinson officiating. Inter-ment followed in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Mr. Woodard was born Dec. 15, 1926 in Corrigan and died Aug. 27, 2011 in Lufkin. Mr. Woodard had been em-ployed with Southern Pacific Railroad and was a member of Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church and Carmona Baptist Church in Corrigan. He proudly served his country during World War II and the Korean conflict. He is preceded in death by his parents, Martha (Lebeck) and Edward Woodard; sister, Claire Kimmey and brothers: Harold Woodard and Hammond Woodard. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ottince Tarver Woodard of Corrigan; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Charlie Hodge of Cor-rigan; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Penne Woodard of Beaumont and Michael and Misty Woodard of Corrigan; five grand-children; four great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Bobby Woo-dard, Charlie Woodard, Bob Col-lins, Harold Woodard Jr., Alec Cockrell, Ryan Allen and Eric Mar-tin. Honorary pallbearers were Wallace Dickson, Charlie Morrison and Ben Cockrell. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Carl Esrey Stanley, 79, of Cor-rigan were held Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. Ralph Johnston officiating. Mr. Stanley was born July 21, 1932 in Huntington Park, Calif. and died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Corrigan. He was employed as a quality assurance manager for Tuboscope and was a member of Fellowship of the Woodlands Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was known as someone who loved his family and was a kindhearted giving man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening and was known as a great jokester. He is preceded in death by his parents, Helen Margaret (Esrey) and Carl Merrill Stanley. He is survived by his wife, Lenita Kathryn (Barclay) Stanley of Corrigan; sons and daughters-in-law, David W. and Sharolyn Stan-ley of Spring, Stewart R. and Be-verly Stanley of Dallas and William “Billy” E. Stanley and Kambie Heck of Humble; daughter and son-in-law, Susan L. and Richard K. Wells of Pearland; brother, John Roger Stanley of Houston; sister, Alice Joan Pokrandt of Wicken-burg, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers were Ri-chard Wells, Trey Neufeld-Pierce, Jerry Manry, William Kanter, John Tracey Stanley, Roger Stacey Stan-ley and Mike Cantrell. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
CONROE -- A memorial service for Donald Wirth, 82, of Onalaska was held on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Cashner Colonial Chapel, with Deacon George officiating. Donald was born June 11, 1929 in Syracuse, N.Y. and died on Aug. 28, 2011 in The Woodlands. Donald served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a gunning sergeant for 20 years, Semper Fi, and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 8568 and American Legion Post 312 in Livingston. He worked for the City of Houston EMS and was a founding member of the Harris County Emergency Corps. Donald is survived by his wife, JoAnn Simonson-Wirth; daughters, Cindy Lee Graham (Marvin), Peg-gy Vaa (companion C.J.) and Charline Ekenseair (Mikey); sons, Donald Wirth Jr. (Cheryl) and Christopher Simonson (Sandra); sister, Cathy Raymond (Ron); brothers, Raymond Wirth and John Wirth; grandchildren, Chris Wirth (P), Justin Graham (Brittany), Sta-cey Norris (Cory), Heather Ramirez (Marty), Lyle Vaa, Joshua Eken-seair, Jacob Ekenseair, Shelby Ekenseair, Adam Simonson (com-panion, Kristen Armstrong), Sa-mantha Simonson, Sara Simonson and Daniel Simonson; great-grandchildren, Carrissa Wirth, Corbin Norris, Noah Ramirez and Aiden Crampton; good friend, Dut-chie; and aunt, Mary Shertz. Nu-merous other family and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests that donations may be made in Donald’s name to the American Heart Association, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77054. You are invited to leave written tributes and condolences for the family at www.cashnerconroe.com.
PASADENA -- Evelyn Gober Hicks, 85, of Point Blank died on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. She was born Sept. 22, 1925 in Birmingham, Ala., to Thaddeus Earl Etheredge and Townie Edna (Boozer) Etheredge. She moved to Pasadena, Texas in 1956 and re-sided there until 1985. In 1985, Evelyn moved to the lake house that her husband and sons built in Point Blank and lived there until 2008. Evelyn grew up during the Great Depression in the hills of Alabama. Some of her earliest memories include listening to her father whistle and sing as he walked up the hill to their house each evening and how he would give her the bot-tom crust of the cornbread that was made for dinner. Her father was known as a great man of faith and his love for the Lord passed on to her. She was known as a power-ful prayer warrior, loving mother, and dedicated wife who was not afraid to “tell it like it is” to anyone. Even though her first husband was not a Christian till his last few months of life, Evelyn consistently took her children to church and taught them the Word of God. She was very active in her church, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, visiting those sick in the hospital, a Missionette leader and witness to her friends and family. Her children say that many times, when they became ill, they would not need to go to the doctor; Evelyn would pray for them and they would be healed of their ill-ness. After the passing of her second husband, Evelyn would joke that she didn’t need to marry again because she already had three boyfriends, “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.” Evelyn had activities that she loved, and she would teach any who were willing to participate in them with her. Grandchildren com-ing to stay with her during the summer would learn how to fish, cook, and even crochet during their few weeks at Memaw’s house. Evelyn would also write poems and songs that God gave her for others. Family members say, to her childhood friends she was known as “Emmer;” her family, “Evelyn;” her children, “Momma;” her grand children, “Memaw;” and to Jesus “My good and faithful servant.” She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 39 years, Carl F. Gober; second husband, Brooks Hicks; son, Leon Go-ber; granddaughter, Kasey Deer-doff; great-grandson, Alex Mora-vits and her eight siblings. Evelyn is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Frances Gober, Tommy and Ca-rolyn Gober, Tim and Le Ann Go-ber, Danny and Wanda Gober and Jerry Gober; daughters and sons-in-law, Christina and Don Bonnette, Polly and Ray Rackley and Becky and John Mathis; stepson and wife, JR and Patty Hicks and grandchil-dren, Bobby Gober, Darren and Kelly Gober, Steven and Amanda Gober, Dena and Steven Chinery, Bo and Vickie Gober, Jolee and Joe Shanley, Mandy and James Mat-lock, Michael Cochran, Wimberly Heinicke, April and Kaleb Garcia, Tammy and Dean Fitzner, Julie and Solomon Peretz, Susie and Daniel West, Leah and Dodie Grappe, Jessica and Jason Cassard, Gabriel Gober, Ryan and Jessica Rackley, Ross Rackley, Samuel Mathis, Jason Mathis, and Jonathan Mathis. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Joshua Gober, Ma-rissa Gober, Tara Gober, Drayton Gober, Mariah Gober, Tori Gober, Adam Mendelsohn, Ryan Mendel-sohn, Cheryl Mendelsohn, Abigail Gober, Morgan Chinery, Ahna Chinery, Dustin Gober, Matthew Gober, Samantha Haynes, Reba and Cody Nelson, Tyler Platt, Gar-rett Platt, Michelle Shanley, Noel Shanley, Abby Shanley, Tony Shanley, Kyra Matlock, Chloe Matlock, Emily Matlock, Seth Matlock, Cassie Matlock, Jonah Cochran, Carson Heinicke, Adam Garcia, Reagan Garcia, Piper Gar-cia, Maci Fitzner, Parker Fitzner, Connor Fitzner, Lyndzie West, Dalton West, Samantha Grappe, Shea Grappe, Trent Grappe, Victo-ria Gober, Kayden Deerdoff, Keegan Deerdoff, Dylan Cassard, Hailey Cassard, James Dean Cassard, Nate Rackley, Jake Rack-ley and one great-great-grandchild, Brooklyn. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Grand View Fu-neral Home in Pasadena. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sat-urday, Sept. 3, in the chapel of Grand View Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Grand View Memorial Park. To leave words of comfort for the family, visit www.grandviewfunerals.com.