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For the Week of  April 20, 2008 - April 27, 2008
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Brent
Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Cochran Funeral Home for Johnnie Mae Brent, 88, with Brother Frank Hood officiating. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in Corrigan.
She was born August 19, 1919 in Barnum, the daughter of Louie and Elizabeth Kennedy Hearn. She graduated from high school in 1937. She married Charlie L. Brent on September 1, 1945 and they were happily married for 55 years until his death in January 2001. Upon marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Brent moved to New Willard, where she resided for 62 years. She was known as a loving wife, wonderful Mama to her four children and wonderful Maw-maw to her nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Brent were founding members of Chesswood Baptist Church. She loved being outside and working in the garden and pasture. Her kitchen table was always full of friends and family enjoying good food, delicious desserts and a cup of coffee.
Mrs. Brent passed away on Wednesday, April 16, in Conroe Regional medical Center, Conroe. Her parents; her husband, Charlie L. Brent; son, Roy Allen Brent; son-in-law, Kenny Holsberry; and sisters, Mary Franklin and Sara Elizabeth Barnes, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Charlie L. and Mary Brent Jr. of Lufkin; son and fiancée, James Jackson Brent Sr. and Janis Hollie of Livingston; daughter, Martha Mae Holsberry of Conroe; daughter-in-law, Violet Brent; grandsons, Christopher Floyd Brent and wife, Tina Ann, Ken Holsberry and wife, Paula, and James Jackson Brent Jr.; granddaughters, Rose Marie Alexander, Melanie DeeAnn Cook, Pam Messecar and husband, Russell, Kathryn Ann Wick and husband, Russell, Leslie Taylor Hollie and Jessica Leigh Hollie; great-granddaughters, Abigail Mae Brent, Heather DeeAnn Whisenant, Samantha Nicole Whisenant, Natalie Bobinger, Molly Messecar, Taylor Madyson Duke and Skyler Mae Wick; great-grandsons, Connor Allen Brent, Clayton Thomas Alexander, Brent Holsberry and Jonathan Holsberry; brothers, Tommy Hearn of Woodville and Clayton Hearn of Leggett; and sister, Gladys Thompson of Chester.
Pallbearers were Charles Edward Thompson, Larry Thompson, Louie Thompson, Willie Thompson, Don Boyett and Joe Sheets.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.cochranfh.com.

Bates
Graveside services for William E. “Bill” Bates, 70, of Cleveland, were conducted on Saturday, April 12, at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens Cemetery, Cleveland.
He was born in Grand Saline on May 10, 1937 to William and Rosa Mae McCormack Bates.
Mr. Bates died on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. His wife, Helen Bates and son, Virgil Passmore, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Mary Jane Parker and husband, Ray; sons, Patrick Bates and wife, Dianna, and Michael Passmore; grandchildren, Robert and Polly Anna Minks, Holly and Sammy Zimmer and Timothy Adams; and other loving family members and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.
Bunting
Memorial services for Kimberly Gay Bunting, 46, of Cleveland, were held on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.
She was born in Houston on December 6, 1961, the daughter of Berry and Edna Johnson.
She passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2008. Her father, Berry Johnson; mother, Edna Murphy; and two brothers, Donald Newman and Stacey Johnson, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her loving husband, Bubba Bunting; daughter, Jessica Williams; sons, Burl Bunting and wife, Tania and Jason Bunting and wife, Jennifer; grandchildren, Madison, Jason, Marcus, Savannah, Reed, Tyler and one growing; mother, Sue Johnson; sister, Stephanie Moore and husband, Buddy; brother, Kenneth Murphy and wife, Amanda, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, along with many other loving family members and caring friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Cantu
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty Church of Christ for Karla Sue Cantu, 35, of Dayton, with Brother Danny Miller officiating. Interment followed at French Cemetery in Dayton.
She was born June 23, 1972 in Liberty, the daughter of George and Iva Olinger Votaw and was a life long resident of the area.
She was a member of the Dayton High School Class of 1990 and continued her education at San Jacinto College. She was a member of the  Church of Christ and the Sweet Adeline Group.
Karla had worked in radiology as a technician. She was a loving mother and enjoyed her life.
She passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in Houston. Her grandparents, Elmer and Bertie Olinger and Jessie Votaw.
Survivors include her parents, George and Iva Votaw of Kenefick; her daughter, Rhea Cantu of Kenefick; her brother, Kevin Votaw of Dayton; grandmother, Georgia Votaw of Dayton; and her best friend, Crystal Holloway of Dayton.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.
 
Dinkins
Funeral services for Addie Bell Dinkins, 81, of Cleveland, were held Tuesday, April 8, 2008  at 2:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Texas.
She was born in Spring, Texas, on December 12, 1926, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Jessie Belle Sanford.
She passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2008. Her loving husband, T.J. Dinkins; parents, Benjamin F. and Jessie B. Sanford; brother, Billy and sister, Mae, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Richard Dinkins and wife, Elizabeth, Larry Dinkins and wife, Carolyn, Edwin Dinkins, and Carolyn Richardson and husband, Mack; grandchildren, Scott Dinkins and wife, Julie, Jeff Dinkins and wife, Laura, Mike Dinkins and wife, Luisa, Jennifer Carter, Melissa Dinkins, Mark Richardson and wife, Denise and Gregory Richardson and wife, Andrea; great-grandchildren, Brady Dinkins, Blake Dinkins, Eva Dinkins, Kimberly Murillo and Kris Ann Bruns; and many other loving family members and a host of friends beyond measure.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.
Dominy
Funeral services for Julius Edmond Dominy, 81, of Livingston, were held Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, with Brother Frank Hood and Brother Lynn Dyke officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery.
He was born November 3, 1926 in Goodrich to Julius Dominy and Melvinia Armitage Dominy.
Mr. Dominy was a member of Leggett Baptist Church and served as a church deacon for 50 years.
He died on April 12, 2008. His wife of 60 years preceded him in death.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Billie Dominy Street and Douglas of Pearland; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Dominy and Angela, of Livingston; grandchildren, Mike Street, Jake Dominy and Crissy Dominy; brother, Leon Ray Dominy of Siloam Springs; sisters, Mary Ruth DeLaney of Livingston and Annette Lowe of Livingston; brother, Tommy Dominy of Livingston; and special friends, Foy Buller, Ida Nettles, Frankie Hopson and Doris Stockton.
Pallbearers were Jerry Dominy, Randy Lowe, Gary Lowe, Douglas Street, Jake Dominy, Felder Dubois, Robert Gray and Bobby Lowe.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook, go to cochranfh.com.
Doyle
Billie Jo Doyle, 71, went to be with the Lord peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, April 3, 2008.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, J.B. and Clirecy Findley; and grandson, Jacob Babin.
Survivors include her husband, Pat Doyle; daughter, Ronda Carroll; son, John R. Carr; step-son, George Doyle; brother, Bud Findley; sister, Joy Reeves; five grandchildren, Kristian Babin, Joshua Babin, Laura Carr, James Carr and Dustin Carr; four great-grandchildren, Jaylen Babin, Micah Babin, Taylor Babin and Brooke Blanchard.

Harper
Louise Harper, 95, died on Saturday, April 12, 2008, in Pine Ridge Nursing Home.
Graveside services were held Sunday, April 13, in Alexander Cemetery in Leggett, with the Rev. Frank Hood officiating.
Although Mrs. Harper struggled with extreme Alzheimer’s, she always seemed to remember her favorite church hymns and her faith.
Mrs. Harper is preceded in death by her parents, James and Laura Alexander; husband, Henry Harper; brothers, Miller Alexander, Woodrow Alexander and Moon Alexander; and sister, Ottis Cook.
Survivors include her nieces, Cynthia Moye of Livingston, Martha Simpson of Silsbee and Susan Bourke of Colorado; nephews, Tom Alexander, the Rev. Jerry Alexander and David Alexander, all of Colorado; and her sisters-in-law, Christine Alexander and Donna Thorpe.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Hoover
Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 16, for JoAnn Hoover, 73, of Hockley, in Holly Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Billy Bracken officiating.
She died on Friday, April 11, 2008, in Houston.
Survivors include her daughter. Charlotte Hoover and her partner, Leesa Donaho, of Hockley; granddaughters, Amanda Oster and husband, Kristopher, and Sarah Hoover; and great-grandson, Kaleb Oster.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
 
Johnson
A service of remembrance for Billy Gene Johnson, 77, of Dayton, was held on Monday, April 14, at 2ö00 p.m. at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment followed in Palms Memorial Park.
He was born on July 9, 1930 to J.W. and Eva (Davis) Johnson in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He served in the United States Navy for four years. He retired as an electrician for Brown and Root after 35 years.
Billy was known for creating new ways to fix anything. He will be remembered for his many fishing trips and his vegetable gardening.
He passed away Friday, April 11, 2008. His parents and brother, Edward Johnson, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife of more than 56 years, Betty L. Johnson; son, Larry Johnson and wife, Kelly, of Houston; daughters, Deborah Hues and husband, Tommy, of Shepherd and Vickie McElhaney and husband, Keith, of Houston; sisters, Bulah Case of Little Rock, Arkansas, Virginia Halmark of Renton, Washington and Betty Sue Stanley of Little Rock, Arkansas; brother, Jimmy Johnson of Little Rock, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Pat Johnson of Hot Springs, Arkansas; grandchildren, Wade Hues and wife, Casey, Crystal Pilcher and husband, Aaron, Tommy Hues and wife, Andrea, Ashley Muir and husband, Tim, Ryan Johnson, Brad McElhaney, Dusty Hues, Nikki Daugherty and Cory Miller; great-grandchildren, Lauren Hues, Lindsey Hues, Logan Muir, Dalton Sterns, Courtney Sterns and one on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made online at www.sterlingfuneral.com.

Jones
Funeral services for Mae Dee Jones, 80, of Liberty, were held Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Rose Baptist Church, in Liberty, with the Revs. Lionell Thomas and L.C. Speights officiating. Bur8al followed in the Wells Cemetery in Liberty.
She was born on March 26, 1928 in Liberty, the daughter of Calvin Dickerson and Wilda Mae Terrell. She was raised by her dad, Levi Braxton Sr. from birth.
She attended and graduated from Liberty Training School. She worked as a custodian at the Sam Houston School in Liberty for a number of years. She worked for Mrs. Norma Smith for about eight years until her health begin to fail.
If you wanted a laugh or something said to you that would blow your mind, all you had to do was go by Mae Dee’s house.
When Mae Dee was a young lady, she was a member of the Mt. Rose Baptist Church. She was also a member of the St. James Methodist Church, where she worked alongside her husband, the Rev. Harold Ivory Jones, as the church secretary for many years.
After the death of her husband, Ms. Jones joined Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Moss Bluff, where she was a member until the Lord called her home.
She passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2008, in the Triumph Hospital in Baytown. Her parents; her dad, Levi Braxton Sr.; a husband, Harold Ivory Jones; and two sons, Harold Eugene Jones and Perry J. Jones, preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory, four sisters, Betty Joyce Stevens and husband, J.C. of Double Bayou, Myrtle G. Braxton, Bonnie Tarver and husband, Louis, and Velma L. White and husband, Royton, all of Liberty; two brothers, Levi Braxton and wife, Josie Mae, of Double Bayou and James Elmer Braxton and wife, Mary, of Liberty; a step-daughter, Mary Ford-Baldwin of Liberty; and other sisters and brothers; four grandchildren Ronald Eugene Dickerson, Greg (Pee Wee) Dickerson, Connie Jones Humphrey, all of Houston and Tamika Anderson of Liberty; several great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mae Dee will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Allison Funeral Services, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Kearns
Funeral services for Kenneth Davis Kearns, 84, of Livingston, was held Friday, April 18, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Interment followed at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Park East in Webster, Texas.
He was born June 7, 1923 in Houston, the son of Joseph and Beryl Davis Kearns. He was a member of the Livingston VFW Post 8568 and a member of the American Disabled Veterans and the recipient of the Purple Heart.
Mr. Kearns passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at his home in Livingston.
Survivors include his daughter, Kathleen Smith of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Gean and Betina Kearns, of Terlingua, Texas; grandchildren, Candy and Mark Koen, of Livingston, Jenny Smith of College Station, Kenny Smith of Huffman, Lorraine Abell, of Atlanta, Georgia, Delisa and Ray Espinoza and Angela Murrell, all of Alpine, Texas; great-grandchildren, Austin Koen of Livingston, Leah Abell, Atlanta, Georgia, Anita Abell of Atlanta, Georgia, Ian Hanson of Terlingua, Texas, Madison Murrell, Britany Murrell, Katelyn Murrell, all of Alpine and Karra Espinoza, of San Angelo.
Honorary pallbearers were Greg Smith, Mark Koen, Clifford Carlin, Johnny Kirkpatrick and Michael Kirkpatrick.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
McGowan
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2008, for Gladys Barclay McGowan, 100, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, with Rev. Randy Piatt officiating. Interment followed at Magnolia Park Cemetery.
She was born December 14, 1907 in Tyler County, the daughter of J. Frank and Mary Lela Flowers Barclay. She was a lifelong resident of this area. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking for her family. Mrs. McGowan was an avid reader.
Mrs. McGowan passed away peacefully Thursday, April 10, 2008, in Liberty, after an extended illness. Her parents; her husbands, Joe Davis Bradshaw and Joe McGowan; sons, William “Bill” Benjamin Bradshaw and Ray Lynn Bradshaw, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Jamison and husband, Bob, and Leila Warner and husband, Jake, all of Dayton; son, Robert Joseph Bradshaw and wife, Jeanette, of Crosby; grandchildren, Russell, Gay, JoAnn, Jay, Jimmy, Bobby, Ronnie, Timothy, Sandra, Derek and Phillip; great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Murphy
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, April 16, 2008, for Hernietta Murphy, 73, with Father Clifton Labbe officiating. Burial followed in Gardens of Memorial Park in Lufkin.
She was born November 5, 1934 in Bluett to Guadalupe and Soledad Trevino Rodriquez, both of whom preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Donald; her son, Donald Jr. and wife, Ada, of Pasadena; her daughter, Yvette Karen Byrum and husband, Jackie, of Livingston; sisters, Conseulo Luna and Hortencia Pena and husband, Frank, all of Uvalde, Mary Fernandez, Suzanna Garza and husband, Robert, all of San Antonio; her one brother, Ernesto Rodriquez and wife, Refugia, of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Annette Karen Byrum, Yaimy Calderon, Luis Espinosa, Kevyn Espinosa and Amber Espinosa; one great-grandchild, Rangel Scott Calderon; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of special friends.
Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

Oldner
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2008 for Erma Sue Brown “Party Sue” Oldner, at Blanchard Baptist Church in Livingston, with the Revs. Royce Pennington and Fred Alford officiating. Burial followed at 2:00 p.m. in Rosewood Cemetery in Humble.
She was born to Frank and Doshie Brown of Kirbyville. Sue was born next to the youngest of 10 siblings, being the youngest of five sisters in Gilmer.
She graduated high school in Kirbyville in 1957 and married Charles Hansford “Shorty” Oldner on August 21, 1959. They lived in Houston for 36 years before retiring to Lake Livingston permanently in 1995. She and Shorty started and operated D&O Machine Works. For 22 years she kept the books and early on made deliveries.
She died on Sunday, April 13, 2008. Her mother and father, Darlene and Frank Brown; daughter, Jena Sue, age 29, and her son, Charles Hansford “Chuck”, age 10 1/2, four brothers and two sisters, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Charles Oldner of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Ray and Nikki Oldner Sr.: daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Gus Andrews; grandchildren, Michelle Gibbs and husband, Larry, Melissa Oldner, Michael Ray Oldner Jr., and wife, Jennifer, Brandon Berry and Charli Jo Andrews; great-grandchildren, Gavin Gibbs, Mitchell Brenham, Raylea Herring and Melanie Oldner; and sisters, Vera Winsett, Mavis Oldner and Nina Cline; nieces and nephews.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Pagan
Funeral services for Violet Lloydene Pagan, 53, of Rye, were held at 2;00 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating.
She died on Sunday, April 13, 2008, at her residence. Her parents, Emmanuel Lloyd and Violet Carver Winters; sister, Sandra Cornell; and brother, Lloyd David Winters, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bob” L. Pagan of Rye; son, Timothy Shaw Glendenning of Houston; daughter, Velora “Missy” Pagan of Rye; son, Robert L. Pagan of Dickinson; son, Johnny P. Nagy of Rye; sisters, Carolyn Douglas of Ballinger and Elaine Doerr of Center Point; nephew, Tim Cornell; and her grandchildren, Violet N. Pagan, Velora L. Lawson, James Dylan Lawson and Krista Justine Lawson.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

Rodgers
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2008 for Eunice Gore Rodgers, 91, at Forest Hill Cemetery, with Father Clifton Labbe officiating.
She was born December 21, 1916 in New Waverly, the daughter of Joseph C. and Ella Hardy Neiderhofer.
Mrs. Rodgers died Tuesday, April 15, in Conroe Regional Medical Center, Conroe.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth W. and Judy Gore of Livingston; grandchildren, K. Craig and Tricia Gore and Shelly D. Gore and fiancé Kenny Edwards, all of Austin; great-grandchildren, Matthew Hartnett, William Gore and Jessica Gore, all of Austin; sister, Faye King of LaMarque; brothers, J.C. Neiderhofer of LaMarque and Pete Neiderhofer: niece, Kaye LaFour of Livingston; and many other nieces and nephews.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Strahan
A service of remembrance for Billy Eugene Strahan, 66, of Batson, was held on Sunday, April 13, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Batson, with Rev. Tolbert Hudspeth officiating. Interment followed at Guedry Cemetery, Batson.
A native and lifelong resident of Batson, Billy was a retired self-employed oilfield worker.
Mr. Strahan passed away on Friday, April 11, 2008, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. His brothers, Jack and Jim Strahan and sister, Dorothy Hart, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Defsy Strahan of Batson; sons, Steven Strahan and wife, Terry, of Keller, Josh Strahan and wife, Gina, of Hardin, Michael Strahan and wife, Serena, of Batson; daughters, Crystal Jordan and husband, Ross and Charlotte Strahan, all of Batson; sister, Annie Beatrice Lloyd, and husband, Buddy, of Marysee, Texas, Evon Largent and husband, Floyd, and Alice Faye Jacobs, all of Batson; and eight grandchildren.
Faith and Family Funeral Services, Batson, was in charge of arrangements.

Theriot
Funeral services was held on Monday, April 14, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. for Belinda Gail Theriot, 47, at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, with Rev. Larry Craig officiating. Burial followed in Hardin Chapel Cemetery.
She was born March 22, 1961, in Germany, the daughter of Milton Tanner and Nelda Howard.
She will be remembered as a matriarch of her family who was extremely loving and kind. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mrs. Theriot passed away suddenly at her home on Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Her step-father, F.B. “Benny” Howard and a son, William Davis Burton, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Theriot; mother, Nelda Howard; father, Milton Tanner; sons, Benjamin Burton, John David Theriot, Kurt Theriot, Tad Theriot and his wife, Rita, John Paul Theriot and his wife, Dusty; daughters, Audry Burton, Destini Theriot and Tonya Theriot; two brothers, Mike Tanner and his wife, Dina, David Tanner and his wife, Angela; niece, Crystal Wakefield and her husband, Jeff; her beloved grandchildren, Alyssa, Krista, Blake, Alexis, Skylor, Riley, Connor, Alex, Leilan, Savannah and Lilly.
Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolence can be sent to www.sterlingunferalhome.com.

Kincaid
A service of remembrance for Patsy Ruth Kincaid, 75, of LaPorte, formerly of Batson, was held Thursday, April 10, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Batson with Revs. Gideon Watson and Alvin Tomlinson officiating. Interment followed at Guedry Cemetery, Batson.
She was born in Harlingen, Texas and was a retired accountant with Eddlestein Furniture of Brownsville.
She died Monday, April 7, 2008 at St. John’s Catholic Hospital of Nassau Bay, Texas.
Survivors include her loving husband, Walter Kincaid of LaPorte and of Batson; sons, Walter Kincaid Jr. of LaPorte, Ray Ellis of Harlingen and Joel Ellis of Valdesta, Georgia; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rudy Alford, Daniel Payne, Frank Tobias, Bates Hobbs, Floyd Largent, Larry Mosley and Ray Mullins.

Reed
Funeral services were held on Friday, April 11, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at the Eastgate Church for Idella Flowers Reed, 99, of Dayton, with Rev. Gerald Hilley and Brother Mike Lee officiating. Interment followed at Magnolia Park Cemetery.
Well known as “Granny Reed”, she was born October 26, 1908 in Marysee, Texas, to parents Bart Larkin and Mary Doucette Flowers.
She was a longtime resident of Dayton, a member of the Eastgate Church, where she was very devoted to her Sunday School and Church. Granny ministered to many people throughout her life.
A very giving person, she had a wonderful garden and was always sharing her harvest, especially all of the wonderful canned items from her kitchen.
Mrs. Reed passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Baytown. Her parents; her husband, J.D. Reed; daughter, Margie Luellen Reed Reynolds; son, James Clinton Reed; grandson, Rex Reed; brothers, Archie, Paul, Clemen Lee, Marion and Bronson Flowers; and sisters, Lela Mae Hall and Audrey Osborn, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Clinton Edwards Reynolds and wife, Earline, of Old River and Ricky Reed of Dayton; great-grandchildren, Andrea Kay Reed, James Reed, Randy Reed, Bud Reed, Rana Myers and husband, Johnny, Charles Reynolds and wife, Debbie, Ellen Marie Tinkle, Sonja E. Vallet and Theresa Lindquist; great-great grandchildren, Courtney and Stasie Tinkle, Britany Johnson, Kacie and Stephanie Reynolds and Tristen Ray Myers, Amanda and Ryan Lindquist, and Kayla and Zachary Rex Reed; great-great great grandson, Keaton Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.
 
Weatherford
A services of remembrance for A.K. Weatherford, 80, of Devers, were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Devers, with Pastor Harry McDaniel officiating.
He was born on January 29, 1928 to Charles and Dora (Nolting) Weatherford in Devers. A.K. was a lifetime resident of Devers.
He was a member and a Deacon of First Baptist Church in Devers. He also was a member of the church choir and the head usher.
A-K. will be remembered as a loving man that never met a stranger. He enjoyed watching sporting events and old westerns.
He passed away on Monday, April 7, 2008. His parents; brothers, Albert and Kim Weatherford; and sister, Francis Weatherford, preceded him in death.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Judy Weatherford; son, Jason Weatherford of Devers; sisters, Charlene Odiorne of Houston and Willow Mae Carr of Devers; nieces and nephews, Chad, Chelsey, Sabrina, Katrena and Amber; brother-in-law, James Tidwell; sister-in-law, Lynette Tidwell; and numerous more nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the First Baptist Church of Devers General Fund, P.O. Box 348, Devers, Texas 77538.
Condolences may be made online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton.

White
A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Pace Funeral Home for Ava Marie White, 97, of Livingston.
Graveside services and burial was at Little Cemetery in Seminole, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. April 26.
She was born September 3, 1910 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Mrs. White died on Monday, April 14, 2008, in Memorial Medical Center, Livingston. Preceding her in death was her father and mother, John Aaron and Anna Florence Moore Parsons; her husband of 54 years, David Onan White; brothers, Willie Parson and Ralph Parsons; and sisters, Laura Carter, Pearl Rainey, Beulah Birkichi and Inez Parsons.
Survivors include her two daughters, Kathy Dale and husband, Bob, and Ava Ann Barton, of Livingston; five grandchildren, David Dale of Gray, Louisiana, Wesley Dale and wife, Nancy, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Elizabeth Vorpe of Houston, Lance and Linda Barton of Aubrey and Cris and Gwen Barton of Fort Worth; and great-grandchildren, Amanda Vorpe, Lauren Dale, Alice Barton, Bobby Barton and Leslie Nixon.
Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

 

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