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For the Week of Januaryh 13, 2008 - February 17, 2008
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Bailes                                
Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2008 for Robert Eugene Bailes, 82, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with the Rev. Bobby Aid officiating. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
He was born October 16, 1925 in Shreveport, Louisiana, the son of Calvin and Alta Herron, both of whom preceded him in death.
Mr. Bailes died Tuesday, January 29, in Pineridge Health Care in Livingston.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Bailes of Livingston; son, David Bailes of New Caney; daughter, Melissa Grimm of Onalaska; grandsons and wives, Steven and Jackie Grimm Jr. and Kevin and Jennifer Grimm, all of Onalaska; and four great-grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
Baker
Memorial services for Nina “Tracy” Baker, 50, were held Monday, February 4, 2008, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the residence of her daughter, Shona Harrington.
She died on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at her residence in Livingston.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Baker of Livingston; son, Koby Harrington of Livingston; daughters, Shona Harrington and Amber Peavey, both of Livingston; grandson, Gavin Bradford of Livingston; and granddaughter, Bailes Peavey of Livingston.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Cardwell
Funeral services for Nina Merle Cardwell, 82, were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2008, in the chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska, with Rev. Dale Snell officiating. Interment was in the Bold Springs Cemetery in Livingston.
She was born July 28, 1925 in Bryan, Texas. Nina retired from banking in Livingston, but remained very active in her church, the local AARP and caring for her friends and neighbors. She moved from Onalaska in August 2007 to live with her daughter in College Station. She missed all her friends in Onalaska very much.
Our Nana went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her parents, Samuel and Gladys Smith; husband, Neil Cardwell; and her son, Larry Cardwell, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Larry Piper, of College Station; daughter, Teri Conaway of Bryan; sister, Sybil Rogers of College Station; grandchildren, Robbie Conaway, Jerry Conaway, Kimberly Conaway, Nathan and Jean Piper, Lauren and Stanley Stephenson; great-grandchildren, Brooke Conaway, Tyler Conaway and Amber Hisaw.
Pallbearers were Stanley Stephenson, Larry B. Piper, Bob Burley, Nathan Piper and Alan Piper. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Hill, Troy Abshier, Robbie Conaway and Jerry Conaway.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Caring Committee at the First United Methodist Church in Onalaska.
Cochran Funeral Home, Onalaska, was in charge of arrangements.

Collum
Funeral services for R.B. Collum were held Sunday, January 27, 2008 at Blanchard Baptist Church, with the Revs. Royce Pennington and Thomas Dobbs officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery.
He was born November 2, 1926 in Miami, Oklahoma, the son of Clarence and Inez Collum, who preceded him in death. His sister, Patricia Bellelove, also preceded him in death. 
He was a faithful member, deacon and Sunday School teacher, being a charter member of Blanchard Baptist Church. He served in World War II and was a Mason and Shriner. He attended Oklahoma Baptist University, worked in the oilfield and later became owner of a Western Auto Store, Mexican import store and a Dairy Hut in Oklahoma.
He moved to Blanchard in 1976, when he and Norma opened RB Lake Grocery until 1999. He was known as a great lover of the woods who thought of all of Blanchard territory as his pride and joy. He loved his Indian and Oklahoma heritage, the Lord and his family.
Mr. Collum died Friday, January 25, at his residence with his family holding him in their hearts.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Norma L. Pruitt Collum; one son and two daughters, Richard B. Collum Jr. and wife, Jackie Collum, Quanah L. Clark and Jerry of Blanchard and Deborah J. Wilson of Porter; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Currie
Funeral services for Lula Capers Currie were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2008 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Center Hill Cemetery, Oakhurst.
She was born December 11, 1917 in Point Blank, Texas, the daughter of Julius L. Capers and Bertie Adams Capers.
Mrs. Currie was married to Eli T. Currie for 63 years. Their residence was a wedding gift from her mother, Bertie. She was a lifetime Charter / “Emeritus” member of Center Hill Baptist Church, where she taught Bible Study, Sunday School and AWANA’s. Early in life, she rode in a wagon to get to church. She was a member of WMA, where she also served as an officer.
She passed from this life on Monday, January 28, 2008. Her parents; siblings, Lucille Capers and Clara Capers Nettles, Robert Joe Capers, Mamie Capers Mayer, Pete Capers and great-great grandson, Christopher Wade Wise, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Martha Jean Smith and husband, Woody, Ann Hoot and husband, Delven, Jeanette Allen and husband, Keith, Shirley Bennett and her late husband, Gary; grandchildren, Russell Smith, Teresa Smith, Stephanie Voth, Shannon Oliver, Jeff Wilson, Eddie Wilson, Jason Bennett, Jennifer Heath, Deliven (Bubba) Hoot and James Eli Bennett; siblings, Mollie Mae Capers Currie, T.L. Capers, Charles Capers, Mary Lou Capers Pridgen, J.M. Capers and Jimmy Capers.
Pallbearers were Russell Smith, Jeff Wilson, Eddie Wilson, Jason Bennett, Delven (Bubba) Hoot and Ricky Oliver.
Memorial condolences may be made to the family online at www.shmfh.com.

Gates
Funeral services for Robert Dale Gates, 53, were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Frank Hood officiating.
He was born June 16, 1954 in Star City, Arkansas, the son of George and Norma Miller Gates.
He passed away on Sunday, January 27 in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. His parents and his brother, Frankie Leon Gates, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Judy Gates of Livingston; son, and daughter-in-law, Michael Shane and Angelica Gates of McKinney; daughter, Shannon Adele Gates of Livingston; grandsons, Dakota Shane Gates, Dalton Gip Wells, Sabastian Michael Gates, Julian Shane Gates and Jayden Jose Gates; granddaughter, Adele Wells; brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Ray and Jeanette Miller and Bobby Gene and Linda Gates; brothers, Caroll Lyn Gates, Ronnie Dewayne Gates and Jerry David Gates; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, buddies and friends.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Hamilton
Funeral services were held at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Coldspring, for Charles David Hamilton, 68, of Coldspring, on Monday, January 21, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Interment was at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens.
He was born November 25, 1939 in Houston, the son of Atwell and Elvelda Hamilton.
He passed away on Friday, January 18, 2008.
Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth Hamilton; and his brothers, Paul Hamilton and Roland Williams; numerous nieces, nephews, other cherished family members and caring friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Coldspring, was in charge of arrangements.

Johnson
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 23, 2008 for Jerry Benjamin Johnson, 60, of Liberty, at 2:00 p.m. at Allison Funeral Services. Interment was in Houston National Cemetery.
He was born July 24, 1947 in Liberty, the son of Willie Earl and Lena Reye McKinley Johnson. Jerry was an outdoorsman and enjoyed camping. He also enjoyed music and war movies.
Mr. Johnson died on Thursday, January 17, 2008, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents and one son, Benjamin Grady Johnson, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Sarah Ernst of Butler, Pennsylvania; stepsons, Christopher Murdoch and wife, Stephanie, of Cypress and Timothy Murdoch of Houston; brother, Willie Ray Johnson and wife, Mary Ann, of Hardin; sisters, Bobbie Jean Johnson of Liberty and Janette Carrell of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Arrangements were entrusted to Allison Funeral Service, Liberty.

Kalenda
Graveside services for John Kalenda, 88, of Dayton, were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at Eastgate Cemetery, with Rev. Larry Koslovsky officiating.
He was born January 20, 1919 in Dayton, the son of Frank and Veronica Kalenda. A lifelong resident of Dayton he was a graduate of the Dayton High School Class of 1939. He worked as a welder for Exxon before retiring.
Mr. Kalenda loved his family and listening to Czech music. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed farming, gardening and beekeeping.
Mr.- Kalenda passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2008 in Dayton after an extended illness. His parents; wife, Frances Skopal Kalenda; his son, John L. Kalenda; son-in-law, Palmer Anton Thornsgaard; one sister and one brother, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Frances Thonsgaard of Dayton; his grandchildren, Karen Gruenzner and husband, Mark, of Atascocita and Pete Thonsgaard and wife, Tish, of Dayton; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle, and Dylan Gruenzner and Jake, Paul and Jules Thonsgaard; and sister-in-law, Doris Skopal of Hondo.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Kenny
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008 for Martha Agnes Kenny, 85, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston.
She was born October 27, 1922 in Goldthwaite, the daughter of Randall and Nanny Karnes Forehand.
Mrs. Kenny died on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, in The Playa at Mansfield in Mansfield. Her husband, George Kenny and her parents preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Paul David Kenny of Arlington; daughter, Dianna Gail Gottula of Ocean Shores, Washington; and grandchildren, Dawn Leigh Gottula and Eric Wade and Stephanie Gottula, Nikki Lee and Landon Day.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
McManus
Funeral services for Robert Glenn McManus, 60, were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2008, with the Rev. Pam Howard officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Springs Cemetery in Jasper.
He was born June 6, 1947 in Kirbyville, the son of Robert and Tommie Berry McManus.
He died Sunday, January 27, 2008 in Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston. His father, Robert “Oscar” McManus and sister, Murrell Warren, preceded Mr. McManus in death.
Survivors include his mother, Tommie McManus; daughter, Courtney Christensen of Nacogdoches; sons, Kinkaid McManus of Richmond, Robert McManus of Colorado and Jeffrey McManus of Conroe; brothers, Tommy McManus of Goodrich and Sam McManus of Katy, and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jeff Ferguson, Jody Albright, Marshall Slot, Glenn McManus, Randy Graham, Harold Vaughn and Garrett Graham.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

McNeese
Graveside services were held Friday, February 1, 2008 for Dennis Lee McNeese, 54, at 3_00 p.m. at Bold Springs Cemetery.  
He was born July 29, 1953 in Virginia, the son of Carl and Charlene Delano McNeese, whom preceded him in death.
Mr. McNeese died at his residence in Houston on January 26, 2008.
Survivors include one brother, Michael Crim and spouse, Debra; and a sister, Patricia Brown.
Pallbearers were Michael Crim Sr., William Brown, Jesse Crim, Michael Crim Jr., Larry Brown, Gerald Hudson- Honorary pallbearer was Robert Vollert.

Morton
Funeral services for Lillian Faye Morton, 74,  were held Sunday, January 27, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home in Onalaska. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery, Onalaska.
She was born September 30, 1933 in Tablerock, West Virginia, the daughter of Jess and Effie Vance Redden.
Mrs. Morton passed away on Friday, January 25, at her residence in Onalaska. Her husband, James, and her parents, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Gary Baxter and Barbara and Jackie Frost, all of Livingston; son, James R. Morton of Onalaska; granddaughters, Sabrina Smith, Christina Pierce and Rebecca Frost, all of Livingston; grandson, Wayne Burks Jr. of Moscow; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Nelda Grace Johnson of Crow, West Virginia and Lizzie Redden of West Huntington, West Virginia; brother, Vincent Vance Redden of Beaver, West Virginia; and brother-in-law, John D. Morton of Onalaska.
Pallbearers were Jackie Frost, Sidney Moffett, John Alexander, Clifford Foster, Nelson Stover and Trey Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Baxter, Wayne Burks Jr., John D. Morton, Vernon Pierce and Chris Smith.
Cochran Funeral Home, Onalaska, was in charge of arrangements.

Nicholson
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29, 2008 for Mrs. Ruby A. Issacks Nicholson, 79, of Carthage, at New Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steven Hill officiating. Interment followed on Wednesday, January 30, at the Wells Family Cemetery in Shepherd.
She was born October  4, 1928 in Cleveland. She was the oldest of five children born to the marriage of Arba and Katie Roberts Nicholson. Mrs. Nicholson was a graduate of Conroe High School and was a native Texan. Ruby married Charles “Nick” Nicholson and together they owned and operated Nicholson’s Meat Market and celebrated 44 years together. She was the “Best Gal in the World.” Mrs. Nicholson was a member of New Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Conroe Chapter No. 710. She loved to cook and over her lifetime collected over 1,100 cookbooks.
Her parents; one daughter, Charlene Nicholson; brother, A.J. Isaacks and sister, Maxine Griffith, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her loving husband, Charles N. Nicholson; sons, Richard A. Wells and wife, Rona, Sidney L. Wells and wife, Rhonda, Royce G. Wells and wife, Ruby, and Leslie L. Wells Jr.; daughters, Waynette DuBose and husband, Jimmy, Mary M. Murphy and husband, Charles; brother, Leo Isaacks and wife, Doris; sister, Bea Marberry and husband, Vandel; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Royce Wells, Sidney Wells, Leslie Wells, Mike Flynn Jr., Dwayne Wright and Dusty Baker. Grandchildren, great-grandchildren and members of New Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Nutt
Funeral services for James Roy Nutt, 76, of Cleveland, were held at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland. Interment was at Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson, Louisiana.
He was born on September 1, 1931 in Thorton, Arkansas. The son of Benjamin Franklin and Dora Dean Nutt.
He passed away on Monday, January 21, 2008.
Survivors include his loving wife, Charlene Nutt; daughters, Jan Brocker and husband, Paul, of Cleveland, Lee and husband, Joe, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Angie Carpenter and husband, Clint, of Cleveland; son, Jimmy Nutt and wife, Angi, of Sheffield, Alabama; sisters, Margaret Colvert, Faye Mayfield, and Patsy Roberts; grandchildren, Jordan Nutt, Clay and Cullen Carpenter, James and Jona Lee, Sommer Emerson, D’rinda, Andrew, Tyler, Thomas and Abby Brockner; two great-grandchildren, Luke and Hannah Emerson, numerous nieces, nephews, other cherished family members and caring friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Ogden
Funeral services were held at 2;00 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2008 for Beverly Jean Ogden, 76, of Cleveland, at Pace-Stancil Chapel, Cleveland. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
She was born November  10, 1933 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and passed away on Monday, January 28, 2008.
Her daughter, Carol Ogden, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Billie H. Ogden; children, Juanita McVay and husband, Randy, Clarence Lightford and wife, Mary, James Lightford, Joe Ogden and wife, Kim, Billie Gene Ogden, Billy David Ogden and wife, Elizabeth; grandchildren, Connie, Eric, Dewayne, Sonya, Jamie, Jennifer, Ashlee, Philip, Kandace, Colten, Troy Ray Jr., John David and Sherry;  seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Lou Taylor.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Pitts
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29, 2008 for Patrick Joseph Pitts, 34, of Spring, at 2:00 p.m. at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment followed in Linney Cemetery, Dayton.
He was born on December 1, 1973, in Houston, the son of Ronald Pitts and Rose Wiggins. Patrick had lived in the Spring area for a little over a year and worked in motorcycle sales. In his spare time, he enjoyed cars, motorcycles, video games, skydiving, remote control cars and airplanes and most of all spending time with his family. Patrick was a vary loving and playful person who was very devoted to his family and he will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
He went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2008. His father, Ron Pitts; mother, Rose Wiggins and brother, Jimmy Mitchum, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife, Tina Pitts; son, Justin Pitts; daughter, Alayna Pitts, step-daughter, Natalie Plummer; brother, Perry Mitchum; brother, Timmy Juarez; sister, Heather Mitchum; grandparents, Bobby and Nadine Dunigan; mother and father-in-law, Betty and Nathan Geisendorff; and many other relatives and friends.
Services were entrusted to Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton.

Redden
Funeral services for Junior B. Redden, 81, were held Monday, January 28, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplain Cecil Vaden and Brenda Hambrick officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
He was born February 20, 1926 in Magee Bend, the son of Will and Mae Fredgill Redden. He served on the ship USSS JRV Blakeley in the U.S. Navy from May 8, 1944 until May 26, 1946. He participated in battles in the Pacific and fought for his country during the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944.
Mr. Redden died Friday, January 25, 2008, at his residence in Goodrich. His parents, five brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 61 years, Geneva Redden of Goodrich; son and daughter-in-law, Larry Redden Sr. and Cindy of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Connie Redden Hopper and Bobby of Humble; grandsons, Ronnie Wooton, Larry Redden Jr. and wife, Tracy, Ricky Redden and wife, Pam and Kevin Redden; granddaughter, Brandi McNallen and husband, Mike; 13 great-grandchildren, Tori, Lacey, Emma, Abby, Justin, Ashley, Cheyenne, Bobby, Billy, Randi, Cody, Lauren and Kevin Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Larry Redden Jr., Ricky Redden, Cody Redden, Kevin Redden, Bobby Carlile and Billy Carlile. Honorary pallbearer was Justin Redden.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Richardson
Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2008 for Darrell G. Richardson Sr., 46, of Dayton, at Menard Chapel Cemetery in Schwab City.
He was born December 28, 1961 in Woodville, the son of Charles A. and Barbara Johnsey Richardson. He was a former resident of Crosby and had lived in the Dayton area for the past 28 years. He was an equipment technician for DSI Transport of Deer Park and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, racing cars, gardening and spending time with his family and friends.
He Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Alexander Campus, Baytown.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Nancy Ihlenfeldt Richardson of Dayton; son, Darrell G. Richardson Jr. of Livingston; daughters, Jessica Roberson, Carly and Dawn Richardson, all of Dayton; parents, Charles A. and Barbara Richardson of Livingston, sister, Teresa Richardson of Austin; brothers, Frank and Charlie Richardson of Livingston; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Saranthus
Funeral services for Margie G. Saranthus, 73, of Shepherd, were conducted Friday, January 28, 2008, at the Church of Christ in Shepherd. Interment followed at Farley Chapel Cemetery.
She was born in Tallassee, Alabama, on November 29, 1934, the daughter of John Felton and Annie Ruth Nabors.
She passed away on Monday, January 21, 2008. Her parents and her loving husband, J.B. Saranthus, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Shelley Eddins and husband, Allen Wayne Sr. of Honey Island, Texas and Lori Goffinski and husband, Ken, of Shepherd; sons, Ricky Richburg and wife, Donna, of Montgomery, Alabama and Barry Richburg of Dadenville, Alabama; brothers, Billy Nabors and wife, Betty, of Dayton, Donnie Singleton and wife, Elizabeth, of Mobile, Alabama; grandchildren, Derch Saranthus of Shepherd, Mandi, Jessica and Ashley Richburg of Montgomery, Alabama, Burch and Ronald Richburg of Dadenville, Alabama, Allen Jr., Scott, Rusty and Jenni Eddins of Honey Island, Stephannie Anthony of Woodville and Gracie Goffinski of Shepherd; and numerous nieces, nephews, other cherished family members and caring friends.

Shaw
Funeral services were held at 11_00 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008 for Ramelda Shaw, 84, of Livingston, at Fellowship Church of Christ with Rev. L.C. Youngblood officiating. Interment followed at New Wensley Cemetery in Leggett.
Mrs. Shaw was born March 25, 1923 in Leggett, the son of the late Charlie Shaw and Mrs. Lettie Davis Shaw. She died January 28, 2008 at Pineridge Health Care in Livingston.
Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Doyle of Lufkin; son, Billy Ray Cooper of Seven Oaks; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Lozell Netherly of Livingston and Bennie Scott of Houston; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Horace Cooper, Reuben Doyle Jr., Tyrone Doyle, Dexter Doyle, Christopher Doyle, Gregory Clark and Marion Hines. Honorary pallbearers were Velton Price Jr., Abunwa Cooper, Kastacieon Clark, DeMarcus Clark, Cohlen Doyle and Jacoby Shepard.

Shrader
 Graveside services for Frances M. Shrader, 87, lifetime resident of Shepherd, were held Saturday, January 12, 2008, at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens, Cleveland.
She was born in Ace, Texas, on December 19, 1920, the daughter of Peter and Frances Mihelich.
She passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2008. Her parents; her living husband, Louis Sidney Shrader; son, Jerry Earl Shrader; and her brother and sister, Louis Youkmore and Josephine Rose Youkmore, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters-in-law, Rose Marie Shrader and Arletta Ferguson; sons, Jesse Arnold Shrader and James Ralph Shrader; grandchildren, Tammie and Ron Duff, Michael Wayne Shrader, Ann Rachael and Ryan Brawley, Jason Earl and Christina Shrader; great-grandchildren, Joseph Duff, Jace Shrader, Roan and Cole Brawley, Gregory and Ashlyn Roberts; nephew, Sonny Kichler; nieces, Betty Jo Farrish and Barbara Price, and many other cherished family members and a host of caring friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Ware
Funeral services for Larry Ware, 56, were held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel.
He was born January 9, 1952 in Livingston, the son of Sye and Dollie McQueen Ware.
Mr. Ware died Sunday, January 27, 2008 in Conroe Regional Medical Center, Conroe. His parents and his sister, Maggie Davis, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughters, Lasaro Ware, Katherine Ware and Alicia Bogany, all of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Tracie and Dukimee Wilson of Willis; wife, Charlene Bryant of Huntsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosie and Lee Harrell, Gloria and Sam Wilson and Chillie and Henry Howard, all of Livingston; six grandchildren; godsisters, Angela Fespermen and Angel Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Warren
Memorial services were held at Pace Funeral Home for Roger Dale Warren, 52, on Saturday, February 2, 2008.
Roger was born March 15, 1955 in Houston, the son of Marshall George and Inez Warren.
Mr. Warren passed away peacefully January 28, 2008 at his residence in Livingston.
He was a chemical operator at Shell Oil in Deer Park for eleven years. “Red” rode his bike and ministered to others, while recycling, Roger was a friend to many people.
Preceding him in death are his father and mother.
Survivors include his loving family including his wife, Luanna Warren; one son, Marshall Ryan Warren; two daughters, Audra Carol Warren and Danielle Nicole Warren; and one grandchild, Benjamin Ryan Thayer.
To sign the online guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.
Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Williams
Funeral services for Sissie Linn Williams, 60, were held Monday, January 28, 2008, at the Indian Village Assembly of God Church with Brother David Busby officiating. Burial followed in the Indian Reservation Cemetery.
She was born August 5, 1947 in Livingston, the daughter of Lindsay and Alma Walker Stafford.
Mrs. Williams was a devoted member of the Indian Reservation Assembly of God Church. She was a member of the Praise and Worship Team. She was known as a devoted stepmother and wife and as someone who enjoyed traveling and nature walks.
Mrs. Williams died on Friday, January 25, 2008, in Memorial Medical Center, Livingston. Her parents; sisters, Lydia Walker and Quincey Battise; and brothers, Jessie Stafford and Clyde Stafford, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Sherman Williams of Livingston; brothers, Leroy Stafford and Roscoe Stafford, both of Livingston; stepson, Grayson Williams and wife, Dana, of The Woodlands; stepdaughters, Vanessa Battise and husband, Todd, of Livingston and Felicia Littlecreek of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Roby Williams, Rydell Williams, Daniel Renfro, Larry Langley, Sidney Poncho, Jerry Langley and Todd Battise.

Woods
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008, for James Woods, at Livingston Church of God in Christ, with Elder Rayford Chimney officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery in Moscow.
He was born August 14, 1926 in Houston, the son of Haywood and Zelma Elmo Woods.
Mr. Woods died Friday, January 25, 2008 in the VA Hospital in Houston. His parents; brothers, Ronald Woods, James Earl Woods and Sanford Earl Woods; and first wife, Penny Woods, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Dixie Woods of Livingston; daughters, Sandra Curtis, Barbara Woods, Patricia Walker and Ruby Robertson; sons, Larry Woods and Terrance Woods; stepdaughters, Annie Robertson, Florida Harris and Linda Bailey; step-sons, Arthur Henderson Jr., Jimmy Wayne Henderson and John Henderson; sisters, Barbara Woods and Rosie Cooper, brothers, Haywood Woods Jr. and Oliver Woods; cousins, Dewayne Harris and Kevin Flood; a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren; and his “little nanny” Sharmaine Woods.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Wayne Henderson, John Henderson, Arthur Lee Henderson Jr., John Hood Jr., Michael Hood Sr. and Johnny Garrett. Honorary pallbearers were Sylvester Harris, Willie McCloud, Milton Maze, Junior Price, Julius Bailey, John Hood, Ezekiel Robertson and the Travel Rest Lodge No. 55.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 


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