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Big Thicket Messenger - Obituaries
For the Week of December 23, 2007 - December 31, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company



Bailey
Funeral services for Jim Bailey, 57, were held Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Rev. James Frazier officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Livingston.
He was born February 7, 1950, in Alice, Texas, the son of Henry  and Miriam Davis Bailey.
Mr. Bailey passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2007.
Survivors include his father, Henry Bill and mother Miriam Gwen Bailey of Livingston; wife, Carol Bailey of Livingston; daughters, Christina Bailey and Lauren McBride, both of Livingston; brothers, Stephen Bailey and Marcus Bailey, both of Livingston; sister, Helen Joyce Goodson of Onalaska; and grandson, Brennen McBride of Livingston.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Beasley
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 for Bernice Dixie Beasley, 66, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Earl Faust and Joseph Beasley officiating. Interment followed at the Magnolia       Cemetery, Onalaska.
She was born September 9, 1941 in Honaker, Virginia. Mrs. Beasley died Saturday, December 8, in Conroe Regional Medical Center, Conroe.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Beasley of Onalaska; son and his wife, John W. and Kathy Beasley of Onalaska; daughters and husbands, Cindy and Mark Smith and Pam and Tim Slocum, all of Springfield, Virginia; sister and husband, Agnes and George Spicer of Alexandria, Virginia; granddaughters, Nicole and Alex Morris of Brooklyn, New York and Jessica Smith and Becky Smith, both of Springfield, West Virginia and great-granddaughter, Kathryn Beasley of Onalaska.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
Benton
Funeral services for Era Lee Benton, 78, were held on December 11, 2007, at Pace Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, with the Rev. Glenn Duke officiating. Interment followed at Pace Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens, Cleveland.
She was born November 1, 1929 in Centerville, the daughter of Walter and Myrte Smith. She was a former resident of Houston, but returned to Shepherd, to make her final home in 1978.
She died on December 6, 2007.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Lee Benton; son, Larry James Benton and wife, Wanda; grandchildren, Larry James Benton II, Lauren Jamie Benton and Leticia Janel Benton and great-grandchildren, Tzra La Chea Benton, Latiana Jasha Benton Hadnot; sisters, Annie Mae Smith, Ollie Mae Thomas, Lorine Markledove and Odis Faye Hurst, brother, R.T. Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.
All services were handled under the care of Pace Stancil Funeral Home.
Berryhill
Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 8, 2007 for Elizabeth Berryhill, 71, at Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, at 10 a.m. Burial followed in Hardin Chapel Cemetery.
She was born in Dayton on August 14, 1936, the daughter of the late Jim and Mernervia Brown Crockett. She last worked at Liberty-Dayton Hospital as a cook. She retired in 1977 with over twenty years of service. She continued to maintain her strong support of the Texas High School Rodeo Association.
Elizabeth passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at San Jacinto Hospital with her family by her side. Her beloved husband, Jim Berryhill, son, Jim Edward Berryhill, brother, Davy Crockett, sister, Sue Reed and two great-grandchildren preceded her in death.
She leaves behind her children, Renee Woodlin of Hardin, John Berryhill of Dayton and Billy Berryhill of Hardin; a brother, J.L. Crockett of Dayton; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Bittick
Graveside services were held December 6, 2007 for Ana Lee Bittick, 93, a lifetime resident of Cleveland,   at Montague Cemetery, Cleveland.
She was born on May 27, 1914 in Vivian, Louisiana, the daughter of Jeff and Ruth M. Wells.
She passed away on December 4, 2007.
Survivors include her daughters, Judith Mae Conway, and Linda Jeanean Pike; son, Cecil Wayne Bittick; 10  grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and many other family members and friends.
Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Braddock
Graveside services for Charles William Braddock Sr., 64, were held Friday, December 14, 2007, at Houston National Cemetery, Houston.
He was born on June 10, 1939 in El Campo, the son of Clarence and Lillie Harrell Braddock Sr.
Mr. Braddock died Monday, December 10, at his residence in Livingston.
Survivors include his mother, Lillie Braddock of Livingston; son, Charles W. Braddock Jr. of Mont Belvieu; daughter, Vicki Braddock of Alvin; a sister,  Kathie Stark of Crowley; brother, Clarence Braddock Jr. of Kingwood and grandchildren, Charles W. Braddock III, Nastasya Nicole Braddock and Tasha Hutton.
Cochran Funeral Services, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Brents
Funeral services for Thomas Boyd Brents, 89, of Liberty, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2007, at Heights Baptist Church in Liberty, with Revs. Tim Gruver and Lee Perkins officiating.
He was born October 29, 1918 near Whitefield, Oklahoma, at the bottom of Beaver Mountain, the son of Jeff Otto and Ola Grace Brents. Thomas was an athlete growing up. He played football and baseball in high school and in college at Texas Wesleyan. After college he even played some semi pro baseball. After living through the tough times of the depression, he joined the United States Army. He was a drill sergeant that trained troops during World War II. After serving in active duty, Thomas then served three years in the Army Reserves. Thomas was employed as a special tool operator at Halliburton for 43 years. Later in life, Thomas liked to barbecue and fish with his grandchildren. He was a loving father and husband, and was a member of Heights Baptist Church.
He passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2007- His parents, four brothers, Forest Brents, Louie Brents, Herman Brents and Leon Brents, sister, Yvonne Lusk and daughter, Colleene Adair Brents preceded her in death.
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Jewel Perkins Brents. Children, Yvonne Rodgers and Jerry Brents, both of Baytown, Steve Brents and wife, Margaret, Jeff Brents and wife, Lee Ann and Rockney Brents, all of Liberty, grandchildren,  Shonna Osborn and husband, Casey, of Hardin, Thomas R. Brents and wife, Whitney, Jerry Frank Brents, Jeffery Brents and Michael Brents, all of Liberty, Tara Lee Rodgers of Pasadena, Meghan King and Dawn Wilson, two great-grandchildren, and numerous more nieces, nephew and friends.
Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Bueche
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 5, at Faith Tabernacle Church, Cleveland.  Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2007, for Ella Mae Bueche, 98, of Cleveland at Laws Chapel Cemetery, Atlanta, Texas.
She was born February 1, 1909, the daughter of Robert and Cora Pettey. Her parents, along with her husbands, Nugent Stovall and Richard Bueche, son, Doyle Stovall and grandson, Michael Stovall preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Simms and Glenda Cessna; sons, Aubrey Stovall and Marvin Stovall;  16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a numerous other loving family members and friends.
Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Dean
Funeral services for Dennis Edward Dean, 62, were held on Friday, December 7, 2007, at First Baptist Church, Cleveland, with Rev. Mark Evans officiating. Interment followed at Cleveland Memorial Cemetery.
He was born Sunday, October 14, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Tomas Ray and Tommie Lee Dean in Booneville, Kentucky. Dennis was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam era.
He passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2007 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Patricia Dawn Dean; son, Michael Dean of Cleveland; two daughters, Teresa Coats and husband, Niki, and Karen Billingsley and husband, Randall, all of Cleveland; sister, Sharon Caldwell and husband, Eddie, of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; niece, Carrie Lynn Faulkner and husband, Fred; adoptive son, Thomas Davidson of Cleveland; visiting sister in law, Lynda Gilmore of Christchurch, New Zealand; 4 grandchildren, Erica Coats, Casey Coats, Tyler Billingsley, Kelsie Billingsley, and many loving family and friends.
Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Edwards
Graveside services were held Monday, December 10, 2007 for Sheila Rena Kenner Edwards, at Center Grove Cemetery with Rev. Alglee Kilgore officiating.
She battled a severe illness for many years. She lost that battle in the early hours Saturday morning, December 8, 2007. She passed at home peacefully in her own bed.
Sheila was preceded in death by her father, Billy A. Kenner; sister, Marshella Kenner; paternal grandparents, Willie and Mollie Kenner; maternal grandparents, Lob and Lola Parker; uncles, Arlen, Mutt Richard and Joe Parker; in laws, Dub and Dena Edwards and nephew, Erik Brast-
Survivors include her daughter, Tiffany Sharee Kenner of Livingston; mother, Thelma Grace Parker of Livingston; stepmother, Linda Kenner of Groveton; sisters, Teresa Tarver of Columbus, Louisiana and Suzan Daugherty of Western Grove, Arkansas and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Fielder
Funeral services for Guy Edward Fielder, 97, of Liberty, were conducted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at Central Baptist Church in Daisetta, with Reverend Jimmy Van Dorn officiating. Interment followed in Guedry Cemetery, Batson.
He was born on October 26, 1910 in Batson, the son of Richmond and Stella Kingsberry Fielder. Guy had lived in the Liberty area all of his life. He was a retired pipeline worker in the petro chemical industry. Guy was of the Baptist faith and a very devoted member of the Masonic Lodge in Hull. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking and photography.
Mr. Fielder passed away on December 7, 2007, at the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital.  His parents, his wife, Hazel Jordan Fielder, brothers, Richard Glen Fielder and Curtis Virgil Fielder and sister, Barbara McNeil, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his nephews, Kenneth Fielder and wife, Bessie, and Wesley Curtis Fielder and wife, Linda; nieces, Glenda Kneble and Janice Fielder and many other relatives and friends.
Allison Funeral Home, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.
To view and sign the guest book, go to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Hicks
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 12, 2007 for Alymer Clay Hicks, 90, at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Don Wilkey officiating. Burial followed in the Resthaven Cemetery in El Dorado.
He was born June 25, 1917 in Taylor, Arkansas, the son of J.B. and Lola Houck Hicks.
Mr. Hicks passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at Huntsville Memorial Hospital in Huntsville, Texas. His father, J.B. Hicks, his mother, Lola Houck Hicks, one sister and three brothers preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Emily Hicks of Onalaska; son and daughter in law, Ronald and Rebecca Hicks of Onalaska; daughter and son in law, Carolyn and Jack Sharp of Onalaska; grandson and wife, Scott and Joanna Martin of Haughton, Louisiana; great-grandson, Clinton Martin of Haughton, Louisiana, and great-granddaughter, Kay Lynn Martin of Haughton, Louisiana, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and church friends.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Hoard
Funeral services for Aveline Kelley Hoard, 69, of the Soda community, were held Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at the Pace Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Ronald Culberth and Frank Hood officiating. Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery.
She was born July 13, 1938, the daughter of Jim and Carrie Belle Kelley.
Mrs. Hoard was preceded in death by her husbands, S.E. Hoard, to whom she was married for 22 years and Louis Hardy, to whom she was married for 24 years and her father, Jim Kelley.
Survivors are her two sons, Anthony Louis Hardy and wife Sheila, of Plum Grove and John Miles Hardy of Livingston; four daughters, Leslie Jean Lewis, Kathy Turner and husband Dorrell, all of Livingston and Lois Faze Kennedy and husband, Paul, of Alvin and Diane Lucero of Dallas; two brothers, Otis Kelley and Charlie Kelley of Livingston, grandchildren, Michael Franklin, Larry Franklin, Starrla Mundt, Kellie Hardy, Donna Lewis, Randy Lewis Jr., Lacey Willis, Loren Hardy, Louis Hardy, John Steven Turner and Brandi Atkinson, and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Caples Mundt, Paige Caples Mundt, Cristlyn Lewis, Colin Lewis, Brayden Young, Landon Mundt, Brent Atkinson, Brianna Rodriguez and Mallory Franklin and two sisters in law, Becky Kelley and Areada Kelley of Livingston.
Pallbearers were Randy Lewis Jr., Loren Hardy, Louis Hardy, John Steven Turner, Michael Franklin and Larry Franklin. Honorary pallbearers were Scott Mundt, Michael Atkinson and Keith Willis.
To sign the online guest book, go to pacefuneral.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Pace Funeral Home, Livingston.

Howard
Funeral services were held Friday, December 14, in the Lovelady Old Gym for Jacob Paul Howard, 19, with the Revs. Scott Matthews, Mitchell Kleckley, Coach Kerry Therwhanger and Coach Darryl Joyner officiating. Interment followed in Ellis Prairie Cemetery.
Jacob was born September 6, 1988 in Livingston and had lived in Lovelady for the past 15 years. He was a 2007 graduate of Lovelady High School, where he was a stellar athlete and was currently attending Navarro College in Corsicana.
He died on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at Richland Creek in Navarro County.
Survivors include his parents, Mitzi and Ronald Thompson of Lovelady; father, Ralph Howard and wife, Renee, and family of Livingston; sisters, Alyssa Smith of Houston and April Howard of College Station; brothers, Keith Howard and wife, Cara, and Zane Howard, all of Livingston; nieces, Kyndall and Kaegan of Livingston; grandparents, Charlotte and Fred Stefka of Livingston, Patricia Thompson of Lovelady and J.W. and Eloise Howard of Livingston; aunts and uncles, Monica Edwards of Bryan, Gail Thompson of Lovelady, Lynette and Richard Lilley of Splendora and Regina Chambless of Livingston; cousins, Kyle Schaeffer of College Station, Lindsey and Brianna Edwards of Bryan, Ariel Lilley of Splendora, Charlene Chambless and Michael Chambless, both of Atlanta, Georgia, Erica Chambless of New York and Jonathan, Dustin and Alex Thompson, of Lovelady and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and relatives.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jacob Howard Athletic Scholarship Fund, % Lovelady State Bank, P.O. Box 220, Lovelady, Texas 75851.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home, Crockett, was in charge of arrangements.

Jones
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2007, for Donald Wallace Jones, 82, at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland with Jack V. Jones officiating.
He was born August 8, 1925 in Austin, the son of Jesse and Mattie Cooksey Jones.
Mr. Jones died on Tuesday, December 11, 2007. His father, Jesse Jones, his mother, Mattie Cooksey, his daughter, Phyllis Ann Martin and his son, Donald Lee Jones, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Arline Jones of Shepherd; son, Larry W. Jones of Tyler; grandchildren, Sierra Ann Horvath, Emily Ann Horvath, Camryn Martin, Laura Jones and Jean E. Sides: brothers, Jack V. Jones of DeRidder, Louisiana and Bobby Jones of Cypress and sister in law, Maxine Lee Upton of Houston.

Jordan
Funeral services for Joseph Derek Jordan, 32, were held Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at the Lake Livingston Lutheran Church, with Rev. Sharon Kapsch officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska.
Mr. Jordan was born the son of Earnest Thomas and Evelyn Raylene Sutton Jordan, February 8, 1975, in St. Louis, Missouri. He enjoyed his family, collecting and crafting.
He passed away at his residence on Sunday, December 9, 2007.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Marie Jordan, his parents; one son, Dakota Anthony and daughter, Elyxis Ann Jordan; mother and father in law, Richard and Racheal Slyker; sister in law, Tiffany Slyker and Michelle Brinkman and husband, Neil; nieces, Savannah and Chloe Brinkman stepbrother, Tom Ellison, stepsisters, Cherri Gilbreath and Ann Ferrand ad a host of aunts, uncles and friends.
 Pallbearers were David Bunker, Richard Slyker, Mike Rumbel, Tom Gunter, Billy Parker and Matt Odom.
To sign the guest book, go to pacefuneral.com.
Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Kervin
Funeral services were held Friday, December 14, 2007 for Novie Brown Kervin, 85, at 10 a.m. at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Hood officiating. Burial was in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston.
She was born September 9, 1922 in Livingston, the daughter of Charlie and Panola Moore Brown. Mrs. Kervin died on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at her home in Baytown, Texas.
Her father, Charlie Brown, her mother, Panola Moore, husband, Claude F. Kervin, her brother, Willie B. Brown, her sisters, Mae Jedlicks, Virginia Dewey Tipps and Ollie Brown, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Roy Kervin of Baytown; daughter, Linda Knox of Baytown; brothers, Jeff Brown and Marion Brown, both of Livingston, Wade Brown of Humble and Louis Brown of Angleton; grandchildren, Jeremy Kervin, Scott Kervin, Christiana Kervin, Adrianna Westman and Bianca Weeda, and great-grandchildren, Brittany, Jessica, Jeremy, Zachary and Abigail.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Kleinman
Funeral services were held Monday, December 10, 2007 for Lou Kleinman, 80, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike Mayhew officiating.
He was born July 16, 1927 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the son of John and Margaret Kelly Kleinman.
He died on Friday, December 7, 2007 at his residence in Livingston. His parents; his son, Robert Kleinman; 10 brothers and sisters, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Kleinman of Livingston; daughters, Debbie Bruning of Livingston and Laurie Amodio of Hawley, Pennsylvania; sons, John Kleinman of St. Louis, Missouri and Thom Bruning of Livingston; and grandchildren, Heath Amodio, Kristen Amodio, Krista Kleinman and Gus Bruning.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Marion
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 3, 2007, for Bobbie Irene Marion, 72, at Neal Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland with Brother Daniel Goodman officiating.
She was born Wednesday, August 28, 1935, the daughter of the late Johnny and Mary Dyer.
She passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2007, at her home in Splendora. Her sister, Mary Frances, brothers, Johnny, Billy Jack and Wilbert Lee, daughter in law, Kathy Voight, and grandson, Andy, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her loving husband of 36 years, Ron Marion and daughters, Pam Rittenberry, Rhonda Jordan and husband, Sammy, and Becky Copley; sons, Russell Marion and wife, Jana, Jim Marion, Ron Wilson and wife, Margaret; grandchildren, Amanda and husband, Robert, Allyshia, Nicholas, Alex, Sarah, Angela, Dustin, Jessi, Chad, Joshua and Jordyn; great’ grandchildren, Rebecca, McKayla and Chase; sisters, June Sear and Marie Wilcott; plus numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
All services were entrusted to the care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Maarquardt
A funeral mass was held on Monday, December 10, 2007 for Margarette Craven Marquardt, 88, of Liberty, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty. Interment was at the Catholic Cemetery in Liberty.
She was born November 27, 1919 in Liberty, the daughter of Buford and Ruby Luckey Craven. Margarette has lived in the Liberty area all of her life and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She worked as a cashier at a local store for many years and in her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, walking, taking care of people and spending time with her family. Margarette was a very honest and sincere person who was very dedicated to her family and her church. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
She passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2007.  Her parents, Buford and Ruby Craven; husband, Robert Bob Marquardt and grandson preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter, Juanita Mosley and husband, James A.; son, William Marquardt and wife, Linda; sister, Reta Craver, grandchildren, Janet Pee Wee, Debbie, Kenneth, Larry, Theresa, Melanie, Daniel, Bryan and Jody; great-grandchildren, Christi, Randy, Danielle, Tyler, Leah, Ethan, Jessica and Caitlin; great great grandchildren Noah and Paige; and many other relatives and friends.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, Liberty.
Condolences may be made online at www.allisonfuneralsevice.com.

Scott
Funeral services for Alvy Ray Scott, 69, were held at Rural Shade Baptist Church, on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, with Revs. Byron Reeves, James Gotwald and Silas Hare officiating. Interment followed at the Ryan Cemetery.
He was born Wednesday, May 11, 1938, in Liberty County, Texas, the son of the late Carl and Christine Scott.
He went to be with his Lord on Thursday, November 29, 2007.
Survivors include his loving wife, Marilyn Smith Scott; son, Charles Scott and his wife, Rachel; daughter, Sherrell Gafford and husband, Wayne; aunt, Claudine Hill; sisters, Bonnie Gottwald, Mae Pearl Robbins and Deanna Wilson and husband, Dick;  grandchildren, Charles Ray Scott Jr., Justin and Jennifer Gafford; stepbrothers, Burl Thomas and wife, Ruth, Billy Thomas and wife, Pat, Royce Thomas, and B.J. Thomas and wife, Martha; brother in law, Gene Smith and wife, Shirley and a host of other family and friends.
All services were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Sherman
Memorial services were held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2007 for Gerald C. Sherman, Jr., 72, of Wallisville, at the Crespo Jirrels Funeral Chapel in Baytown.
He was born March 16, 1935 in Evergreen, the son of Gerald C. Sr. and Jewel E. Wilkerson Sherman. He was a former resident of Baytown and has resided in the Wallisville area for the past 46 years. He was a graduate of the Robert E. Lee Class of 1954, attended Lee College and was a retired millwright from USX Steel of Baytown and Birmingham, Alabama, member of the Eminence Baptist Church, a 32nd degree of the Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge *321 AF and AM. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2007, at his residence. His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shirley Stepleton Sherman of Wallisville; sons, Billy Earl Sherman and wife, Lucille and Lance D. Sherman, all of Wallisville and David L. Sherman and wife, Kimberly, of Hankamer; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Sherman Brasher, Heather Sherman Lanferman, David Logan Sherman, Kathryn Sherman, Cort David Sherman, Madison Sherman and Conrad Sage Sherman; six great great grandchildren; brother, Billy D. Sherman and wife, Jan, of Baytown; brother in law, P.G. Stepleton and wife, Judy, of Blanco; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of floral remembrances the family requests that donations be made to the Eminence Baptist Church, Building Fund, at HC 2, Box 127A, Liberty, Texas 77575.

Tipton
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty for John Charles Tipton, 68, of Liberty.
He was born on October 27, 1939 in Washington, D.C., the son of Emmitt and Lucille Ennis Tipton. John loved to fish, tend to his garden and cook. He was a member of the Moss Bluff Volunteer Fire Department. He was also an avid football fan.
He passed away on Friday, December 7, 2007. His parents and one son, Gary Stacy Tipton preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Luckenbaugh Tipton; children, Kim Wills and husband, Wynn, of Nederland, Donald Troy Tipton and wife, Paula, of Vidor, Donna Evans and husband, David, of Devers, Tracy Allen Tipton and wife, Karen, of Vidor; sister, Betty Mae Garner of Fredricksburg, Virginia; brother, Robert Sumbury; grandchildren, John Jennings and wife, Erica, Christopher Jennings and wife, Megan, Gary Tipton and wife, Alisa, Wesley Tipton, Sarah Tipton, Kari Evans, Bryan Evans and wife, Shanda, Steven Tipton and Jessica Tipton; great-grandchild, Blake Tipton; and numerous more nieces, nephews and friends.
Condolences may be made online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com.
Allison Funeral Service Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Wells
Funeral services for Samuel David Wells Jr., 87, were held Friday, December 7, 2007, at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland. Interment was in Farley Chapel Cemetery, Shepherd.
He was born October 6, 1920 in Vedies, Texas, the son of Samuel D. and Nora Wells, who preceded him in death, along with his wife, Doris Wells, and his granddaughter, Terri Lynn Williamson.
He passed away on Monday, December 3, 2007.
Survivors include his daughters, Sammie Walters and husband, Bud, Jerrie Beth Williamson and husband, Joe; son, Ronnie Wells and wife, Cindy; sister, Pearl Dickschat; brothers, Edgar Wells and John Wells; grandchildren, Jennifer Moore, Jimm Chism, Roger Willamson and Nora Brown; great-grandchildren, Caleb Moore, Rachel Moore, Jared Moore, Ty Chism and Cole Chism and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many other cherished family members and friends.
Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Youngblood
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 for Luther Birl l.B. Youngblood III, 68, of Cleveland, at Neal Funeral Home Chapel.   Interment followed at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Houston.
He was born Thursday, June 15, 1939 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to the late Luther B. Jr. and Amy Hay Youngblood.
He passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2007. His stepfather, L.L. Michel, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Mary A. Youngblood; daughters, Alexa Alexander and husband, Bob, of Splendora and Amy Gilbert and husband, Corban, of Cleveland; six grandchildren, Damien, Zachery, Morgan and Dominic Alexander, Natalie and Kasey Gilbert; uncle, Henry E. Youngblood and wife, Ruby, of Wheelock, Texas; and numerous other close family and friends.
Arrangements were under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.

 

 

 





 



 

 

 

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