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Big Thicket Messenger - Obituaries
For the Week of January 1, 2008 - January 13, 2008
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company



Ayres
A memorial service was held Saturday, December 29, 2007, for Thomas Ayres, 74, in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating.
He was born August 24, 1933 in Whiteright. Mr. Ayres retired from Safeway, where he was a meat cutter. He served in the Army from 1956 to 1958.
Mr. Ayres died at his residence on December 19, 2007. His father and mother, Tom and Bennie Ooten Ayres preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Tammy Ayres, one granddaughter, Krystal Ayres and a host of family and friends.
To sign the online guest book, go to pacefuneral.com.
Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Billingsley
Memorial services were held on Thursday, December 27, 2007 for Connie Sue Billingsley, 40, at 2 p.m. at the First Pentecostal Church of God in Cleveland with Deacon Carlton Lantz officiating.
She was born on November 20, 1957, the daughter of Joel Conrad Billingsley and Ella Lucy Billingsley. Connie helped anyone she could. She knew the hardships of life. She did not want the changes the modern world had to offer. If possible she would have held on to her childhood memories.
She passed away on Monday, December 24, 2007.She is preceded in death by Joel Conrad Billingsley I and Joel Conrad Billingsley II.
Survivors include her mother, Ella Lucy Billingsley; daughters, Dora and husband, Jay Tyler and Jolene and husband, Ramiro Lopez; sisters, Carol and husband, Carlton Lantz, Aline and husband, Martin Lopez and Dottie and husband, Robert Baggott; grandchildren, Wyatt Tyler, Noe Lopez and Araceli Lopez; nephews, Keith Orsag, Caleb Lantz and B.J. Hudgins and nieces, Shelli Billingsley, Lacee Millican, Sara and Jessica Webb, Martina Hererra, Melissa Venegas and Eyonne Lopez, plus a host of friends and other family members.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.
Bowen
Sil Vester Bowen, 90, of Cleveland, died on Friday, December 21, 2007.
He was born in San Jacinto County on January 14, 1917 to Thomas Reed Bowen and Ellie Rollins Bowen of whom he is preceded in death along with his sons, Danny Reed Bowen and Ves Stanley Bowen, brothers, Dewey Bowen, Harvey Bowen, Rob Bowen and Huybert Bowen and sisters, Mattie Lee, Elsie Lee and Maudie Lee.
Survivors include his sons, Leon Bowen and wife, Kitty, Joe Bowen and wife, Lisa; grandchildren, James and Wendy Bowen, Stacey and Kelly Bowen, Tommy and Lucy Bowen, Bob Bowen, Laura and James Drury, Dan Bowen, Charles Bowen and Jenny Price and Julie and Melvin Ray; great- grandchildren, Jesse, Justin, Colton, Carson, Danny, James, John, Lauren, Ashtyn, Hunter, Gracie and Tristen. Numerous nieces, nephews, and other cherished family members and caring friends also survive him.
Service was held Sunday, December 23, 2007, with burial following at Squier Cemetery, Cleveland.
Collins
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2007 for Mamie Bailey Collins, 82, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. C.T. Jones and Anthony Rhodes officiating. Burial followed in Holly Grove Cemetery.
She was born on November 11, 1925, the daughter of V.B. “Bob” Bailey and Vira Richardson Bailey. She attended public school in Holly Grove and also attended South Texas Junior College and Southwestern Business College in Houston. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wild Country, and Telephone Pioneers of America.
Mrs. Collins retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Houston as a personnel supervisor after a career of 38 years.
Mrs. Collins died on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Cleveland. Her parents, her sisters, Gladys Bailey Warren and Laura Bailey Rhodes, stepbrother, P.L. Williams and brothers-in-law, Earl Walters and Robert Warren, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Emanuel “Mann” Collins of Rye; brothers and sisters-in-law, L.V. and Velma Bailey of Rye, L.C. and Sudie Bailey of Silsbee and T.H. and Mary Beth Bailey of Segno; sister and brother-in-law, Anice Walter Jones and C.T. Jones of Votaw; brother-in-law, Morris Rhodes of Votaw and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Steven Majeski, Dwight Rhodes, Joe Delbert Collins, Jessie Rhodes, Greg Bistono and Bale Bailey. Honorary pallbearers were Clayton Weeks, Richey Rhodes and Ronnie Bailey.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Emmons
Funeral services for Patsy Emmons, 65, were held Saturday, December 29, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Charlie Burton officiating. Burial followed in Holly Grove Cemetery.
She was born November 28, 1942 in Livingston, the daughter of John and Lois Moore Taylor. She died Wednesday, December 26, in Conroe Regional Medical Center, Conroe.
Her parents, son, Jimmy Emmons, grandson, Steven Wayne Emmons, brothers, Bill Taylor and Terry Taylor and sister, Tiny Cleona, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Emmons of Tarkington, Amanda Brown of Conroe and Katy Powell of Splendora; son, John Emmons of New Waverly; granddaughters, Lindsey Haskins, Holli Brown, Timberli Brown and Lillian Powell; grandsons, PFC Arron Brown, Jason Emmons and Michael Powell; great-granddaughter, Karen Haskins; brothers, Orin Taylor, Marvin Taylor, Sidney Taylor, Kelton Taylor and Tony Taylor and sisters, Sophronia Flaherty, Savannah Parham, Dot Oates and Linda Dickson.
Pallbearers were PFC Arron Browne, Jason Emmons, Kelton Taylor, Tony Taylor, Sidney Taylor, Joe Dickson and Tommy Parham. Honorary pallbearers were Dewey Brown, James Elkins, Orin Taylor, Marvin Taylor and Harold Oates.
Cochran Funeral Services, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Lindsay
A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 15, 2007, for Robert V. Lindsey, 83, at Mountain View Cemetery in Casa Grande, Arizona, with family and friends officiating. Interment followed in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mr. Lindsey was born Sunday, September 7, 1924 in Ithaca, New York and died on Sunday, November 11, 2007, at his residence in Taylor Lake Estates in Ace.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Lindsay; daughter, Mrs. Donald Roman Watson; three sisters, Helen Jackson and Lillian Jackson of California and Dorothy Smith of New York and two grandchildren of Washington.
 
Neal
Graveside services for Annie Pearl Neal, 90, were held in Forest Hill Cemetery on December 28, 2007, with the Rev. Ted Savage officiating.
She was born March 31, 1917 in Upshur County, Glenwood, the daughter of Annie Victoria Jones Fleet and David Wilson Fleet.
Better known to family as “Aunt Ann”, she lived longer than all of her siblings. She was the 10th child born of 11 and the only one in her family to finish high school. She married Ory E. Neal, between known to family as “Uncle Jell”, on December 10, 1938 when she was 21 years old. They were married just five days short of 60 years when he died on December 5, 1998 at the age of 87. She was known as a beautiful, loving and considerate lady of virtue who was devoted to her parents, loved being with her brothers and sisters and dearly loved all of their children.
Family members say that even though she never had a child of her own, she always prayed that God would give her a child. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 16 years ago and had spent the last nine years in an assisted living home and nursing homes. Long after she could no longer read the Bible, she carried it around with her all day long.
Mrs. Neal died on Wednesday, December 26, 2007, in Montgomery County, Conroe. Her parents, husband, Ory E. Neal and 10 brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Parker
Graveside services were held Saturday, December 29, 2007 for Carla May Parker, 63, in Oates Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Earl Durham officiating.
She was born September 5, 1944 in Houston, the daughter of Will and Billie Benson Bookman.
Mrs. Parker died on Sunday, December 23, 2007, in Memorial Medical Center, Livingston. Her parents, and son, Chance Lee Parker, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Norman Jordy of Livingston; daughters and sons-in-law, Tonda and Jimmy Hawkins of Rosharon and Vickie Miller of Jasper; sons, Henry Jordy Jr., and David Jordy, both of LaFayette, Georgia, Roy Jordy of Livingston, Christopher Jordy of Houston, Ray Miller of Jasper and James Edward of Humble; brother, Jim Lane Bookman of Livingston and sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Raymond Lloyd Parrish of Houston

Slocomb
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church, Boerne, Texas for Richard Samuel “Dick” Slocomb, of Fair Oaks Ranch. . Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2007 at City Cemetery, Taylor, Texas.
He was born August 23, 1923 in Milam County and passed away peacefully at home on December 25, 2007.
Dick was born to Don B. and Edna Maud Slocomb and grew up in Cameron, Texas. After graduating from C.H. Yoe High School, where he served as President of the 1942 graduating class. Dick enrolled at The University of Texas. It was there that he met Jane Thompson and they were married on June 26, 1948.
After he and Jane married, he graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Dick went on to a very successful career opening Slocomb Insurance Agency in Galena Park, Texas in 1948, a venture that continues in operations today. In 1968, Dick organized and was Chairman of the Board of Universal Savings and Loan and served in that capacity until the institution was sold in 1981. Dick was the founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees of San Jacinto College in Harris County and served that institution from its beginning in 1960. The Richard S. Slocomb Fine Arts Building on the Central Campus of San Jacinto College is named in his honor. He served the college until 1971 where Governor Preston Smith to a seven-year term on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board appointed him. Upon completion of his term, the Board passed a resolution that succinctly summed up what anyone who had dealings with Dick knew. It said, “His clear head, practical approach to problems, unquestioned integrity and unfailing good humor have earned him not only the respect, but the affection of the members of the board.” Dick was instrumental in organizing the first Barbecue Cook-offs at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was the Grand Champion Chili Chef at the 1972 Texas Chitmpiad and went on that year to place 3rd at the World Championship Cook-Off in Terlingua.
Throughout his career, Dick gave back to his community through his involvement in many organizations.
His wife, Jane, preceded him in death in 1987.
In 1990 he married Marsha Beckett, who survives him.
Other survivors include daughter, Lucy Slocomb Thompson and husband, John; son, John Slocomb and wife, Constance, all of Livingston; stepson, Casey Dobson and wife, Diana, of Austin; stepdaughters, Michelle Brant and husband, Marty, of Fair Oaks Ranch and Shannon McCracken of Bandera;  grandchildren, Beth Wolf and husband, Lane, of Missouri City, Rick Thompson of Austin, John Allen Slocomb of Boerne and Rachel Slocomb of Kingwood and two great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Spurlock
Funeral services for Cecil Edward Spurlock, 73, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska, with the Rev. Robert Durham officiating. 
He was born September 26, 1934 in Fred, the son of Chester Britton Spurlock and Laura F. Drake Spurlock. He was an ironworker and member of Iron Worker Local 84 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Assembly of God.
Mr. Spurlock passed away on December 26 in Memorial Medical Center, Livingston.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Spurlock of Livingston; sons, Doug Spurlock of Livingston and Kenny Spurlock and wife, Gloria, of Humble; daughters, Elaine Spurlock of Arkansas, Pam Spurlock of Livingston and Zena McNutt of Arkansas; brother, Virgie Spurlock of Fred; grandchildren, Sandi Spurlock, Brittian Spurlock, Brandy Spurlock, Tricia Spurlock, Shawn Wigginton, Zackry Spurlock, Chrissy Spurlock, Gary Spurlock, Laura Spurlock, Dustin McNutt, Kenny Ray Spurlock and Kristin Michell Spurlock; great-grandchildren, Chloe Spurlock, Shawn T. Wigginton and Justin Wigginton and a host of nieces and nephews.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

 Stroble
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2007, for Martha Sue Stroble, 65, in the Cochran  Funeral Home Chapel in Onalaska. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery, Onalaska.
She was born October 10, 1942 in Rison, Arkansas, the daughter of Huey and Mattie Pimberton Miller. She died on Sunday, December 23, in Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin.
Her parents, daughter, Donna Stroble, four brothers and one sister, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Stroble of Onalaska; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Louise Stroble Sr. of Onalaska; daughter, Sharon Koger of Onalaska, 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and brother, Don Miller of Woodlawn, Arkansas.
Pallbearers were Dustin Stroble, Charles Stroble Jr., Timothy Flanagan, Donnie Koger, David Koger, Tony Milner, James Hall Sr. and Jerry Faulk.
Cochran Funeral Home, Onalaska, was in charge of arrangements.

Sutton
Funeral services for Roger Dale Sutton, 47, were held Friday, December 28, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ron Richardson officiating. Burial followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery.
He was born November 30, 1960 in Cleveland, the son of Lloyd and Beatrice Jones Sutton. He was a member of the VFW Post 1839 Auxiliary.
Mr. Sutton died on Sunday, December 23, in Memorial Medical Center, Livingston, following injuries received in an automobile accident.
Survivors include his wife, Robbie Sutton; father, Lloyd Sutton of Livingston; mother, Beatrice Hayden of Cleveland; sons and  daughter-in -law, Steven and Cathy Sutton of Livingston, Dale Sutton and Clint Sutton, both of Cleveland; daughters and sons-in-law, Sonya and Justin Hagler of Livingston, Chrystal Sutton of Cleveland and Alyssa and Justin Terrell of Morrehead, Iowa;  niece, Sara Sutton of Cleveland; sisters and brothers-in-law, Liz and Tommy Boles of Centerville and Christy Sutton of Cleveland; 13 grandchildren with one on the way, plus a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Paul Keim, Craig Jackson, Monty Anderson, Mike Denby, Bradley Denby, Justin Boles, Chris Boles and Ray McKinney. Honorary pallbearers were Ken Evans and Jeremy Boles.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Tipton
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, 2007 for Jim Tipton, 23, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Frank Hood officiating. Burial followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery.
He was born June 25, 1984 in Lufkin, the son of James and Diane Truett Tipton. He graduated in the Class of 2002 from Livingston High School, then from Sam Houston State University in 2006 with a BA in Business and double major in Banking and Finance.
He died Monday, December 24, 2007 in Houston. His grandfathers, George Truett and Norris Tipton and his uncle, James Powers, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his father and mother, James and Diane Tipton of Livingston; sister, Daisha Tipton of Livingston; niece, Tessah Tipton of Livingston; grandmothers, Peggy Truett of Livingston and Marjoria Tipton of Onalaska; great-grandmother, Aletha Wheeler of Onalaska; aunt, Patricia Powers of Jasper and aunt and uncle, Georgia and Lynn Crawford of Livingston; uncles and aunts, Mack and Marlon Tipton and Autis and Sheila Tipton, all of Onalaska, and Marcus and Darla Redwine of Nederland; cousins, Tonya Walding, Jamie Powers, Tricia Ann Vincent, Randee Lynn Crawford, Savannah Crawford, Misty Tipton, Bradley Tipton, Kristie Tipton and Aleisha Tipton.
Pallbearers were Arthur Davison, Cole Jones, Koby Harrington, Allen Pearson, Rusty Massey and Jake Pike.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Wirick
Funeral services  were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 24, 2007, for Gladys M. “Lynn” Stephens Wirick, 75, of Dayton, at the First United Methodist Church of Dayton. Burial followed at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.
She was born May 13, 1932 in Dayton, the daughter of  Harold and Odell Mosley Stephens. She resided in the Dayton area throughout most of her life. She and her husband, Hal, owned and operated Dayton Auto Parts, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dayton. She enjoyed sailing with her husband and spending time with her family.
She died on Friday, December 21, 2007 at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Her husband of 53 years, Harold S. Wirick, Jr., grandchildren, Bailey and Samuel Wirick and daughter-in-law, Debbie Wirick, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons, Sam Wirick and wife, Marcie, and Gary Wirick and wife, Lillian, all of Dayton; grandson, Douglas Wirick of Dayton; brothers, Steve Stephens and wife, Sandra, Lloyd Stephens and wife, Billie, and Vernon Stephens Sr., all of Dayton: brother-in-law, Jim Wirick and wife, Betty, of Indiana and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Wright
Funeral services for Bobbie J. Wright, 81, of Liberty, were held Saturday, December 22, 2007, at the Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis Street, in Liberty, with Dr. Duane Kelly and Reverend Tim Gruver  officiating. Interment followed in Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty.
Mrs. Wright was born on July 14, 1926 in Pineland, Texas, the daughter of James Thomas Doucette and Carmen Ratcliff Doucette. She graduated from Liberty High School and married Malvin Wiggins and they made South Texas their home.
She was a member of the Heights Baptist Church and was very active in the church. Bobbie worked for Wal-Mart for ten years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed collecting baseball cards and watching tennis.
She went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 20, 2007. Her parents, husband and brother, James Thomas Doucette Jr., preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter, Connie Parker of Liberty;  one son, Mike Wiggins of Seguin; sisters, Ercell Fox, Jerry Wiggins, Evelyn Allen, Sue Heinz; sister in law, Jo Ann Doucette; grandchildren, David Michael Parker Jr., Brent Alan Parker, Lauren Sue Parker, Amy Marie Wiggins, Joshua Michael Wiggins, Brandon Wiggins and Corey Dale Wiggins; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Brown
Funeral services were held on Friday, December 28, 20007 for Betty Jo Brown, 76, formerly of Hardin, at 11 a.m. at the Liberty Church of Christ. Interment was at the Hardin Chapel Cemetery.
She was born on August 1, 1931 in Conroe, the daughter of Walter Faulkner and Fannie E. Devers Faulkner. She attended Conroe High School. Betty was a “people person”. She was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. She enjoyed cooking, traveling and game night at the Hardin Senior Citizen Center.
She died on Monday, December 24, 2007, at the Scott and White Hospital in Temple. Her parents, husband, Lawrence T. Brown, daughter, Lori Denise Brown and sisters, Hazel Towns, Faye Bolton and Virgie Ainsworth preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Lawrence R. Brown and his wife, Debbie, of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Jim Brown and wife, Debra, of Georgetown; grandchildren, Jeff Brown, Lance Brown, Cami Murphy and Amanda May and great-grandchildren, Emma, Jared, Kylie, Hannah, Carter and Ellie, as well as many other relatives and friends.
To view and sign the guest book, go to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.
Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.
Larenda Hagan
A memorial service for Larenda Lee Boyd Hagan, 40, of Spring, was held on Sunday, December 30, 2007 at 4 p.m. at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Roy and Jean Holder officiating, along with tributes from family and friends.
Larenda was born on November 6, 1967 in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Allen and Shirley (Clark) Boyd. She passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2007.
Survivors include her two sons, Jess Duncan Hagan of Kerrville and Weston Lane Hagan of Spring; parents, Allen and Shirley Boyd of Rye; sisters, LaLonde Ann Vanover of Yorktown, and LaLaney Marlene Boyd of Peoria, Arizona; brothers, William Richard Boyd of Rye and Matthew Allen Ray Boyd of Spring; nieces, Jennifer Hensley Robinson, Delaney and Syrah Willingham, Shelby Dambeck and Paxton Boyd and father of her children, Jack Hagan of Hondo.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Hagan
Funeral services were held Monday, December 31, 2007, for Robert Edward Hagan, 32, of Livingston, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, in Livingston.
He was born January 28, 1975 in Panama City, Florida, and died December 27, 2007 at his residence. He was self-employed in the construction industry.
Survivors include his wife, Angie Hagan of Livingston; son, Nicholas Robert Hagan of Livingston; parents, Robert L. and Jeanne Fournier Hagan of Humble and family, James and Bevin Rivers and Maison.
Cochran Funeral Services, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Hayward
Graveside services were held was held on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 for Alan Duane Hayward, 71, of Cleveland, at 10 a.m. at Houston National Cemetery.
He was a retired truck driver with U.S. Express and a U.S. Marine veteran.
Mr. Hayward passed away on Monday, December 17, 2007, at his residence in Cleveland.
Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Hayward of Cleveland; son, Michael Hayward of Conroe; stepson, Mark Neal of Oklahoma; stepdaughter, Rhonda Villio of Ohio; brother, Jim Hayward of Missouri; and sister, Jo Ann Daniels of Oklahoma.

Moses
A visitation to celebrate the life of Brenda T. Moses, 47, of Hardin, was conducted on Sunday, December 23, 2007, at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.
She was born April 24, 1960, the daughter of Harold Treadway and Mary (Weishuhn) Stewart in Borger, Texas. Brenda was a Registered Nurse who worked in the emergency room at Cleveland Regional Hospital. She loved to fish, rodeos and horseback riding.
She passed away on Friday, December 21, 2007. Her father, Harold Treadway, her stepfather, James Stewart, brother, Gary Lynn Treadway and her grandparents preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, E.M. Moses; daughter, Courtney Moses; son, Davin Moses;  stepson, Richard Davis; mother, Mary Stewart; grandchildren, Tyler Webb, Harley Davis, Kayd Davis and Colton Davis; special friends, Lexi Schliskie, Meshelle Corbin, and many more family and friends.
Arrangements were entrusted to Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton.

Richardson
Funeral services for Millie Jenkie Richardson, 92, of Hankamer, were held Saturday, December 29, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Johns Chapel Baptist Church in Hankamer, with Reverend Donald Speights officiating. Burial was in Richardson Cemetery, under the direction of Wells Funeral Service, Liberty.
She was a native of Hankamer, and a health care worker. She graduated from Hebert High School in Beaumont and was a member of Johns Chapel Baptist Church.
She passed away on December 25, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont after an illness.
Survivors include her two sons, Sterling Richardson Jr. of Hankamer and Luther Lindsey Richardson of Liberty; daughter, Martha J. Baldwin of Hankamer; three brothers, Eddie White of Needville, London White of Ames and Chap B. White of Hankamer; two sisters, Odessa Lewis of Hankamer and Marie White of Ames, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Wells Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

 Robinson
Joy “Jay” Eugene Robinson, 78, of Liberty, died on Sunday, December 23, 2007. A memorial service is planned at a later date.
He was born on August 27, 1929 in Flora, Illinois, the daughter of Clarence Robinson and Fern Brumfield Robinson.
“Jay” was an aircraft engine turbine specialist as a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Liberty VFW Post 5621 and enjoyed fishing and hunting. “Jay” was an outgoing person and made friends quickly. He will be missed by all who knew him.
His parents and a daughter, Joy Sue Robinson, several brothers and sisters, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Debbie Killough of Utopia, Texas, and a son, Jay Dee Robinson of Bandera, and best friends, Raymond and Lolly Fregia of Liberty, nine grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Adams
Graveside services for Dorothy Mae Adams, 81, formerly of Liberty, were held on Friday, January 4, 2007, at the Woodlawn Garden of Memories, Houston, with the Rev. David Edwards officiating.
Dorothy was born on September 3, 1926 in San Antonio, the daughter of Henry John Niemannn and Lillian Francis Brumner Neumann. She was an electronics technician for the Key Stone Exploration Company. She was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Liberty. She enjoyed playing golf, working in her garden, and a good game of dominoes.
She died on Monday, December 31, 2007 in the Hospice Odyssey House in Conroe. Her parents; and her husband preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Wayne Winn and his wife, Mary Ann, of Magnolia; a brother, Gene Niemann and wife, Carolyn, of Houston; a stepson, Robert Adams of North Carolina; a stepdaughter, Judy Entzenberger and husband, Paul, of Houston; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Odyssey House, 233 I-45, North Conroe, Texas.
Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Davis
Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 3, 2008 for Nannie Beatrice Davis, 89, of Liberty, at 2 p.m. at the Allison Funeral Service Chapel, with the Revs, Kenneth Kelley and Jerry Hovater officiating. Interment followed at Fairlawn Cemetery, Liberty.
She was born on May 5, 1918 in Auburn, Kentucky, the daughter of George Washington Woodward and Lena Marks Clark Woodward. Nannie married Douglas Watson Davis on November 25, 1943 in Port Arthur, and they made their home in southeast Texas. They were members of the Baptist church and she worked in the Video Rental Store in Liberty.
She died at her home on Monday, December 31, 2007 at her home. Her parents, her husband and a great-grandson, Carter Douglas Thompson preceded her in death.
Survivors include her three daughters, Glenda Sue Thompson and Lena Barbara Wiggins, both of Liberty and Wanda Nan Sims of Porter; a sister, Lucille Cox of Auburn, Kentucky; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends.
To view and sign the guest book, go to allisonfuneralservice.com.
Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Grimes
Funeral services were held December 30, 2007 for Frances Ann Grimes, 63, of New Caney, at Pace-Stancil Chapel, Cleveland. Interment was at Morgan Cemetery, Cleveland.
She was born in Cleveland on December 31, 1948, the daughter of William Vickery and Jannie Gothard.
She passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2007. Her son, James Walker, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Grimes; sons, Chuck Walker and wife, Agnes, Alvin Yeager and wife, Angela, Mark Grimes and Raysha and Tony Grimes; daughters, Debra Walker, Barbara Trevathan and husband, Roger, Darlene Duke and husband, Bobby, Kathy Huff and husband, Keith, Tracy Lopez and husband, Ricky, and Darlene Robbins and husband, Gary; daughter-in-law, Tracy Walker; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Hensley
Graveside services for Justin Wayne Hensley, 14, of Shepherd, were held December 27, 2007, at Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd.
Justin was born on February 6, 1993, the son of Bobby W. Hensley and Twyilla Fletcher. He passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2007.
Survivors include his mother, Twyilla Henley and Wayne Settle; grandparents, Gene and Sharon Parkerson, MeMe Settle; brother, Bobby Wayne Hensley; uncles and aunts, William Scott Hensley, Mark Parkerson, Edward Moss, Tina Allamange, Bernice Burks and Sandy McClain, friends, Ricky and Jackie Banaszak and  Trevor, Tanner, Marrissa; and numerous relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Hughes
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2008, in the Farmer’s Funeral Home Chapel in Silsbee for Henrietta McDonald Hughes, 82,. Burial followed in Resthaven Cemetery.
Henri was born June 27, 1925, the daughter of Scott and Jimmy McDonald in Silsbee. She (Chick) graduated from Silsbee High School with the distinction of never missing a day of school. She received her BS and Med. Degrees from Nicholas State University.
She was a teacher and a librarian in Thibodaux, Portland and Silsbee school districts during her years as a educator. She had a passion for teaching children to read and to love books.
She and Eddie Hughes were married for over 65 years and their love and commitment to each other was evident as they enjoyed all the seasons of their lives together. They are members of First Baptist Church of Silsbee and also attended First United Methodist Church in Livingston.
Their journey took them to west Texas, South Texas, Thibodaux, Louisiana, Portland, Texas and finally retiring in Silsbee. They recently had moved to a retirement community, The Gardens, in Livingston.
She passed away on Friday, January 4, 2008, in Lufkin Memorial Medical Center. Her parents; her brother, Ernest McDonald; sister, Gertrude and Clyde Baker, one nephew, Don Baker, and her in-laws, Edward and Mamie Hughes, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Eddie Hughes of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Janet Hughes of Buna and Becky and Greg Martin of Livingston; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers with her nephews being named honorary pallbearers.

Jones
Funeral services for Lola Bea Jones, 60, of Corrigan, wee held Saturday, January 5, 2008, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Corrigan, with Pastor Willie Barnes officiating. Burial followed in Kibbiefield Cemetery in Marston.
She was born December 9, 1947 in New Willard, the daughter of Mack C. and Iola Harris Jones, and attended Dunbar Public Schools. She was retired and was a Baptist.
She passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2007, in Lufkin Memorial Hospital Hospice in the Pines. Her parents; grandson, Cordell “Cord” Freeman and special friend, Raymond Freeman preceded her in death.
Survivors include her seven children, Dalphine Freeman of Humble, Gwendolyn Freeman (Rick) of Houston, Sandeluia Jones (Kenneth) of Houston, Doshanna Hood (James), Angela Jones (Dana), Stephanie Jones, and Curtis Jones (McKenzie), all of Lufkin; six sisters, Mary Francis White, Bernice Freeman (Ray), and Lucressia Freeman, all of Corrigan, Emma Johnson (Lonnie) of Moscow and Lorraine Barnes and Juanita Jones of Livingston; one brother, John H. Franklin of Livingston; 17 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Marco McQueen, Lonnie Johnson Jr., Kenneth Peeples, Eric Smotherman, Frazer Freeman, Aric Ray White and Mario Johnson. Honorary pallbearers included Curtis Jones, Ricky Dosia, Dana Ceasar, James Hood Jr., John H. Franklin, Otis Jones and Joe Johnson.
Charles Mortuary, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Latham
A celebration of the life of Edna Lorene Ferguson Latham, 88, of Dayton, was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2008, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, with the Rev. Wayne Hardin officiating. Graveside services was at 2 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2008 at Folson Chapel Cemetery, Center.
She was born November 6, 1919 in Charlie, Texas, the daughter of James and Nettie Mae Young Ferguson. She was a long-time resident of Houston where she volunteered in the North Channel Baptist Church before she moved to Dayton. A member of the Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton, enjoyed church activities, especially the Ladies Group. Mrs. Latham also loved to quilt, sew, cook for her family, sing and tend her garden.
She passed away on Monday, December 31, 2007, in Liberty. Her parents; her husband of 36 years, Joe Olen Latham; son, Jesse Latham; daughter, Glenda Parson; four grandchildren; sister, Mary Ozell Bullman; brother, James Wesley Ferguson and cherished friend, Helen Sirmon, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Lois Stone of Odessa, Ruby Radford of Hydro, Oklahoma, Virginia Estep of Dayton, Myrtie Austin of Canyon Lake, Barbara Huggins of Conroe, Kathy Avery of Livingston, Dorothy Sowell of Center, Shirley Platt of Houston and Brenda Walters of Huffman; her sons, Joe Latham of Hankamer, Hugh Latham of Amarillo, Jerry Latham of Denver, Colorado and John Latham of Channelview; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Manry
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2008 for Lillian Elizabeth Manry, 91, of Huntington,  in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Carlos Martinez officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery, Corrigan.
She was born January 18, 1916 in Corrigan and died on Thursday, January 3, 2008 in Lufkin.
She was a secretary for Evan Butane for many years and a member of Thomas Crossing United Pentecostal Church.
Her husband, Harold Berlon Manry and parents, Sidney Earl and Vera Doughtery Loving preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Alton and Kay Pitre of Liberty, Charles and Jackie Pitre of Henderson, Nevada and Kenneth and Holly Carter of Las Vegas, Nevada, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Major
Funeral services for Rick Major, 60, were held Friday, January 4, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, Onalaska, with the Rev. Sam Steele officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery, Onalaska. Military honors were provided by the VFW Post 8568 Honor Guard.
He was born December 17, 1947 in New York, New York, the son of Fred and Nadia Kiryluk Major, both of whom preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” Major of Livingston; daughters and son-in-law, Mary Major of Alpharetta, Georgia, Sheri and Rob Carek of Avon, Ohio and Karen D’heron of Sugarland; sister, Sandra Lasheley of Laguna Beach, California; grandson, Michael Carek of Avon, Ohio; granddaughters, Abbie Carek of Avon Ohio and Jessica D’heron of Sugarland; nephews,  Ian Lasheley and Noel Lasheley, both of Los Angeles, California, and Travis Buchanan of Livingston; brother-in-law, Bill Buchanan of Livingston; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and Allen Worley of Woodville; nieces, Michelle Thomas and husband, Tracey, of Clifton, New Jersey and Sarah Buchanan of Spring; great-nephew, Christian Sheffield of Spring; great-niece, Savannah Thomas of Clifton, New Jersey; and cousins and wives, John and Denise Nowicky of Montvale, New Jersey and George and Diane Machnowsky of Bayonne, New Jersey.
Pallbearers were Bill Buchanan, John Nowicky, Calvin Small, Travis Buchanan, Rob Carek, Allen Worley, Michael Carek and Elray Abshier. Honorary pallbearer was Cliff Cecil.
Cochran Funeral Home, Onalaska, was in charge of arrangements.

McMillan
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2007 for Lawrence Neal McMillan Sr., 87, of Cleveland, at New Life Baptist Church in Plum Grove Cemetery.
He passed away Friday, December 28, 2007. His son, Mark McMillan, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia McMillan; sons, Larry McMillan and wife, Helen, and Dennis McMillan and wife, Kay; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Noack
A celebration of the life of Richard S. Noack, 81, was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at The Gardens Chapel in Fallon.
He was born October 8, 1926 in Wichita Falls, Texas, the son of Lorton and Effie Noack. He graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School in 1943. Richard had lived in Fallon for 13 years, coming from Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was a retired school teaching have taught elementary, junior high and high school students for 28 years. He also worked in the oil fields as a mud engineer in Texas, the Gulf Coast, Brazil and the Mercury Test Site.
At 19 he joined the Merchant Marines and served in 1944 and 1945 as a fireman/water tender on Liberty ships to support the Allied Forces in the European Theater.
He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, teaching English classes to Puerto Rican soldiers in Japan, and writing for Stars and Stripes in Korea.
He was known for his love of reading and books. He was well read and wide ranging in his interests, which in later life found expression on the computer. He kept up correspondence, both written and e-mail, with friends of 70 years. He best demonstrated grace under pressure during his six-year battle with leukemia.
He passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2007, at his home in Fallon, Nevada.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Billie Dean; son, Eric and wife, Debi, of Reno; daughters, Rebecca Walumas and husband, Paul, of Fallon and Karen Hoy and husband, Mark, of Fairbanks, Alaska; grandchildren, Ray Hoy and wife, Jen, Nick Hoy, Laura Hoy, Keri Noack and Alex Noack; and great-grandchildren, Emily Brennan, Owen and Mason Hoy. Finally, he will be sorely missed by his dog, Mac.

Ploch
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2008 for Richard Eugene Ploch Jr., 38, of Dayton, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Burial followed at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.
He was born June 22, 1969 in San Bernardino, California, the son of Richard E. Sr. and Linda Peterson Ploch, and has resided in the Dayton area throughout his life. He was a graduate of the Dayton High School Class of 1987, had attended Lee College, and graduated from Universal Technical Institute. He was employed as a mechanic for Centrifuge Repair and Engineering of LaPorte for the past four years, member of Eastgate Church, and enjoyed trading, rebuilding vehicles, collecting knives and coins, fishing and hunting.
He passed away on Monads, December 31, 2007 in Dayton. His grandparents, Chris and Lois Peterson and Jimmie Hill, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Jodi Fayle Ploch of Dayton; daughter, RaeLynn Nicole Ploch of Dayton; sons, Chase Glenn Fayle and wife, Katie, and Payton Eugene Ploch, all of Dayton; parents, Richard Eugene Sr. and Linda Ploch of Dayton; sister, Lori Christine Ploch of Austin; sister-in-law, Trisha Strother and husband, Chris, of Baytown; nephews, Jan and Tristan; niece, Jaci; grandfather, Eugene L. Ploch, of Pleasantoné parents-in-law, Bobby and Nelda of Baytown; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Richardson
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday,  January 7, 2008, in Memorial Park in Amarillo.
She was born November 3, 1915 in Clarksville, the daughter of U.G. and Ara Rivers Tippit.
Mrs. Richardson died on Thursday, January 3, in Pineridge Health Care in Livingston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Richardson; her parents; and her daughter, Rose Jackson.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Linda Richardson of Livingston; daughter, Patsy Schale of Justin; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Sweats
Funeral services for Robert Earl Sweats, 46, of Corrigan, were held Saturday, January 5, 2008, in Macedonia Baptist Church in Corrigan, with the Rev. Chester Menifee officiating. Interment followed in Pennington Cemetery in Pennington.
He was born January 22, 1961 in Corrigan and died on Friday, December 29, 2007 in Houston.
Mr. Sweats was a truck driver for Shamrock Vacuum Service Inc. and a member of Providence No. 2 Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius Caesar and Noretta Lee Sweats Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Kansini Roshelle Sweats; sons, Amod Horace of Lufkin, Daveion White and Robert E. Sweats Jr., both of Corrigan; daughters, Loretta Sweats and Mahogany Horace, both of Corrigan; brothers and sisters-in-law, J.C. and Cheryl Sweats of Liberty, Charles and Nanette Sweats and Chris Sweats, all of Corrigan and Sharona Wooten; brothers-in-law, Derrick White, Anthony White, Eric White, Harland White, Denny White and Curtis Perkins; mother-in-law, Dorothy White; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tanton
A service of remembrance for Fredia Mae Hales Clark Tanton, 68, of Liberty,  was held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2008 at Bible Way Pentecostal Church with Brother Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Hillside Cemetery.
She was born on October 1, 1939, the daughter of Earl Edward and Jessie Mae Hales Clark in Cleveland. Fredia loved to sew and do arts and crafts.
She passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2008. Her parents; sisters, Yula Earlene Graham and Carol G. Franklin, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Tommy David Nance and wife, Jennifer, of Baytown, Cynthia Wiggins of Austin, Tori Vinson and James Lesley Crockett of Giddings; sisters, Shirley Barker and Martha Tanton and husband, Doyle, of Liberty; grandchildren, Nikita Nance, Janie Burns, Brandy Taffey, Katie Sicola, Michael Shane Wikson, Heather, Megan Crockett, James Nicholas Crockett, James Lesley Crockett and Brian Crockett; great-grandchildren, Andreas Taffey and Anisia Taffey; and numerous more nieces, nephews and friends.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton.
 
Weber
Graveside services for Gussie Carolyn Johnson Weber, 66, of Dayton, were held at Magnolia Cemetery, Dayton, on Monday, December 31, 2007.
She was born December 1, 1941 in Apalachicola, Florida, to her parents, Joseph and Irene Hagan Johnson. She was a manger for Randall’s Grocery in Galveston. Gussie was a member of Cornerstone Church, Liberty.
She passed away on Friday, December 28, in Houston, after a lengthy illness. Her parents; and a sister, Betty Jo Lowe, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Doug Weber; her daughters, Melissa Johnson and Regina Sensing and husband, Chris; brothers, Willie Johnson, Franklin Johnson and Donnie Johnson; grandchildren, Brent Louviere, Alan Louviere, Matt Johnson, Micah Weber and McRay Weber; one great-grandchild, Kylie Louviere; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Woods
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2008 at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel for Yvonne E. Woods, 71, in Livingston. Burial was at 2 p.m. in the Blue Springs Cemetery in Etoile, Texas.
She was born August 16, 1936 in Sherman, Texas, the daughter of Franklin and Lora Walker Elliott. She passed away on January 3, 2008 at Memorial Medical Center, Livingston. Her father, Franklin Elliott; her mother, Lora Walker; and her daughter, Deborah A. Woods, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Charles “Whip” Woods of Livingston; son, Keith Woods of Dayton; and grandchildren, Justin Woods, Drew Woods and Kade Woods.
Cochran Funeral Service, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Bloodworth
Funeral services for Rev. William Douglas “Bill” Bloodworth, Sr., 67, were held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Robert C. Smith, Dennis Land, R.C. Tillery and John Gaston officiating. Interment followed in Woodbury Cemetery in Hillsboro.
Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.
He was born on February 8, 1940 in Rison, Arkansas, the son of Gladie Rae and John Thomas Bloodworth. He was an ordained Assemblies of God minister and pastored churches in Homer, Louisiana, Rosepine, Louisiana and Ace, Texas, and pioneered Gethsemane Chapel in Livingston, which later merged with First Assembly of God in Livingston. He was a well-known home builder in Polk County for 37 years. He served his community as a Kiwanis officer, president of the Home Builders Association, and president of the Ministerial Alliance.
He was known as someone who left to his family a godly heritage, a strong work ethic, and many happy memories and who was a generous man who loved to give his time, money and wise counsel to many in need, often behind the scenes.
He felt strongly about spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through missions giving and prison ministry, and supported them with both time and finances. He loved the wisdom of Proverbs and enjoyed all types of gospel music.
He was known for his humor, and sometimes his delivery was funnier than the joke.
He loved good food and had been known to drive 150 miles for fried catfish and delighted his family with huge pancake breakfasts.
Bill passed away on Friday, December 28, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. His daughter, Regina Fay Bloodworth, his parents, Gladie Rae and John Thomas Bloodworth, two brothers, Ray Jackson and Woody Bloodworth and two sisters, Lavon Thomas and Dorothy Davis, preceded him in death.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 48 years, Rita Patterson Bloodworth of Livingston; son, William Bloodworth II and wife, Deanna, of Huntsville; daughters, Angela Gaston and husband, John, of Huntsville, and Melinda New and husband, Butch, of Livingston; grandchildren, Rachel, Scarlett and Victoria Bloodworth, Susanna, John Wesley and Joel Gaston, Christina Gaston Vimont and husband, Burton, Julianna Bloodworth and Jack New; great-grandson, Gage Gaston; sisters, Rachel Bloodworth, Ruth Thompson, Cherry Sinclair and Judy Hever;  and special nieces, and nephews, Jamie Thomas, Nena Thomas, James Jackson and Jonathan Yarbrough.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 14800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Collins
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 2, 2008 for Thelma Lucille Collins, 79, of Camden, in Lilly Island Missionary Baptist Church in Camden, with the Rev. Donald Lacy officiating. Interment followed in Lilly Island Cemetery.
She was born August 8, 1928 in Newton County and died on Thursday, December 27, 2007 in Palestine.
Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and a member of Lilly Island Missionary Baptist Church.
Her husband, Herbert Collins and parents, Leroy and Alice Lee Tukes preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Ruthie Turner of Palestine, Paula Botley of Chester and Pamela Gardner of Huntsville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ellisor
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at Pace-Stancil Chapel for Betty June Ellisor, 82, of Coldspring. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen, Texas.
She was born in Pratt, Kansas on May 20, 1925.
Her parents, Walter Louis and Merta Grace Strait Reed, brother, MarVaughn and sister-in law, Beulah Reed, preceded her in death.  
Survivors include her husband, Robert Ernest Ellisor of Coldspring; daughters, Judy Hunter Schreiner and husband, Stan, of Huntsville and Bobbie Lynn Harvey and husband, Bryan, of Charlotte, Texas;  granddaughters, Sara Beth Maier and husband, Luke, of Victoria, Susan Kay Harvey of Montgomery and fiancé Matt Wager; grandson, John Mark Harvey of Belton; great-granddaughter, Rebecca Grace Maier; sisters, Jean Bailey and husband, Sam, of Pratt, Kansas, Marci Wing and husband, Gene, of Mobile, Alabama; sister-in-law, Elsie Kesseler of Houston; nieces, Diana Moore and Milton “Bud” of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Vicki Mildenberger and husband, Richard, of Tallahassee, Florida, Barbara Lenzke and husband, Bob, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, Debbie Merchant and husband, Chris, of Kansas, Johnnie Sue Reed of Pine Island, Minnesota and Carol Stevens of Houston; nephews, Jay Bailey and wife, Nancy, of Pratt, Kansas, Steve Wing and wife, LuAnn, of Phoenix, Arizona, James Ooley and wife, Claudia, of Gt. Barrington, Massachusetts.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Hollie
Funeral services for Ethel Leona Hollie, 83, were held at Christian Life Center in Cleveland on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Hyatt Cemetery in Fields, Louisiana.
She was born Tuesday, August 26, 1924 in Deweyville, the daughter of the late Jesse James and Lou Dicie Stanley.
Her first husband, Jimmie Hollie, second husband, Jess Needham, brothers, Everett Stanley and Melvin Gilbert, sisters, Myrtle Thompson and Evalee Johnson, grandson, Dennis Malnar and great-grandson, Lincoln Dean Stanley I, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her loving son, Douglas Hollie and wife, Eloyce, of Cleveland, three daughters,  Gail Malnar and husband, James, of Cleveland, Glenda Stanley and husband, Bobby, of Garland and Carolyn Hollie of Livingston; two sisters, Velma Welborn of Grand Prairie and Patsy Brune of Crosby, 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Lovelady
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 for Robert “Bobby” Lovelady, 72, of Rusk, at Camp Ruby Cemetery in Indian Springs, with the Rev. Barry Jeffries officiating.
He was a Baptist and attended Central Baptist Church in Livingston. He worked for a janitorial service.
Mr. Lovelady died on Monday, December 31, 2007 in Jacksonville. His son, Robert Lovelady, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his son, James Lovelady of Houston; four grandchildren, James Donovan Lovelady Jr., Kevin Wayne Lovelady, Misty Lovelady and Michelle Lovelady; three brothers, Perry Lovelady of Lake Tawakoni, Henry Lovelady of Jacksonville and Sam Lovelady of Kilgore; and two sisters, Patsy Golightly of Henderson and Mary Joyce Small of Kilgore.
Autrey Funeral Home, Jacksonville, was in charge of arrangements.

Renfro
Funeral services for Gail Elaine Renfro, 66, were held on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Kevin Hendrix officiating.
She was born May 13, 1941 in Bellmawr, New Jersey, the daughter of William and Lillian Kohlinburg Humbrecht.
She passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2007 at her residence in Livingston. Her parents and one sister, Linda Porter, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Weldon Renfro of Livingston; sons, Daniel Renfro and David Renfro, both of Livingston; grandchildren, Keenan Renfro, Steven Renfro, Griffin Renfro and Alyssa Renfro; brother, Larry Humbrecht and sister, Catherine Borchert of Pine Hill, New Jersey.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Smith
A memorial service was held at noon Thursday, January 3, 2008 for Donnie Smith, 70, in the Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, with the Rev. Wayne Lambert officiating.
Mr. Smith was born November 29, 1937, the son of Joseph and Susie Smith in Eva, Alabama. He was a retired data technician for AT&T Lucent Tech.
His parents; sister, Opal Braswell and brothers, Carl Smith and Robert Smith preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Susan Smith; one son, Kevin Smith of Alsep, Illinois; four daughters, Susan Cook of Arlington, Virginia, Donna Kelly of Deer Park, Barbara Smith of San Antonio and Pamela Horwitz of Arlington, Virginia; one brother, David Smith; one sister, Mildred Derr of Garland; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
To sign the guestbook, go to pacefuneral.com.
Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 





 



 

 

 

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