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For the week of June 28, 2008 - July 20, 2008
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company




Rawlinson
Funeral services for Willodene Hanchey Rawlinson, 83, of Hardin, were held Sunday, July 6, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hardin Baptist Church in Hardin. Burial was in the Hardin Chapel Cemetery. She was born on November 11, 1924 in Hardin, the daughter of Conious Commodore Hanchey and Frances Effie Tullos. She graduated from Hardin High School in the Class of 1942. She worked as a secretary in the Hardin ISD for 25 years. Willodene was a faithful lifelong member of the Hardin Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for many years. She passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2998 at her home. Her husband, Arlice Barton and her parents preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, Marilyn Kay Dodd and husband, Roland, of Hardin, Brenda Gayle Duclon of Baytown, Melva Jean Blanchard of Batson and Nedra Ann Van Dorn and husband, Jim, of Hardin; grandchildren, Tommy Herrin, Erik Van Dorn, Stephanie Murphy, Adrienne Pena, Sergeant Spencer J. Duclon, U.S.A.F., Jill Romig and LaTosha Graham; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family offers a special thanks to the staff of Faith Community Hospice and the loving caregivers, Vanessa Scott, Joyce Edwards and Dee LeMelle. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Hardin Baptist Church, Hardin Chapel Cemetery or the organization of your choice. Arrangements were under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, Liberty. To share condolences online visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.


Barnhart
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 10, 2008 for Pearlie Ethel Barnhart, 88, of Batson, at 2:00 p.m. at Batson Prairie Baptist Church. Interment followed at Guedry Cemetery, Batson.
A native of Grayburg, Texas, she had lived in Batson most of her life and was a homemaker.
She died on Monday, July 7, 2008, at Harbor Hospice House of Beaumont.
Survivors include her son, Larry Barnhart and wife, Lynn, of Batson; daughters, Martha Barnett of Batson, and Wanda Cummings and husband, Buddy, of LaPorte; brother, Jarvis Stovall of Batson; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Faith and Family Funeral Services, Batson, was in charge of arrangements.

Clevenger
Funeral services for Bobbie Sue Clevenger, 54, of Trinity, were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home, Onalaska Chapel, with the Rev. David Emmons officiating. Burial followed in Carlisle Cemetery in Carlisle.
She was born on December 18, 1953 in Baytown, the daughter of Earl and Margaret Shepherd Williamson.
She passed away on Monday, July 7, in Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin. Her parents; and her brother, Sandy Williamson, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Fulton of Trinity; granddaughter on the way, Madlyn Clevenger; daughter, Tish Kellebrew of Dayton; son-in-law, Josh Clevenger of Humble; daughter-in-law, Erika Clevenger of Humble; son, Jeremy Clevenger of Crosby; daughter-in-law, Lacey Clevenger of Crosby; son, Keith Rosenhalm Jr. of LaPorte; father who raised her, Pete Watson of Trinity; brother, Jerry Williamson of Starkville, Mississippi; sister, Jolynne Olstrom of Trinity; brother-in-law, Larry Olstrom of Trinity; sister, Kathy Coleman of Trinity; granddaughters, Kristen Clevenger, Briana Gonzales and Madison Kellebrew, all of Dayton and Kylie Clevenger of Crosby; and grandsons, Dylan Clevenger of Humble, Chase Rosenbalm, Hunter Rosenhalm and Eric Clevenger of Humble.
Cochran Funeral Home, Onalaska, was in charge of arrangements.
Please sign the online guest book at www.cochranfh.com.

Edwards
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. for Loretta Freeman Edwards, 64, of Houston, with the Rev. Gregory Bellard officiating, at Wells Memorial Chapel in Liberty. Burial was in Wells Memorial Cemetery, Liberty.
A native of Liberty, she was a graduate of West Liberty High School, a member of St. Miles Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She passed away on June 30, 2008, at Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, after an illness.
Survivors include her daughter, Marcelle Jones of Houston; three brothers, Gary Freeman, Kenny Freeman and Bennie Freeman Jr., all of California; one sister, Wanda Freeman of Houston; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Wells Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Emanuel
Funeral services for Douglas Edward Emanuel, 94, of Hull, were held on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Allison Funeral Service Chapel in Liberty. Burial was in the Guedry Cemetery, Batson.
He was born in Fuqua, Texas, the son of Zema Emanuel and Ellen Dowden on October 26, 1913. He graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School and served as the Liberty County Commissioner for Precinct No. 2 for 12 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Hull Masonic Lodge No. 1193 and the Woodmen of the World and enjoyed hunting.
Mr. Emanuel passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Fairy’s Landing Nursing Home in Hull. His wife, Erline Hammer Emanuel; parents; two brothers, Harold Bay and Vester Emanuel, preceded him in death.
Survivors include three daughters, Sue Ellen Spinks and her husband, Noel, of Hull, Linda Lou Thomas of Naples, Italy and Dixie Lee George of San Antonio; sister, Kathryn Shaw; brother, A.J. Bay Jr.; grandchildren, Cassidy Wright, Alex Wright, Dustin Allen and Christiane Pitts; one great-granddaughter, Camryn Pitts; nieces, Kathy Valenta and husband, Bob, and Patsy Shivers.
Arrangements were made through Allison Funeral Service, Liberty.
To share condolences online visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.
Lada
Funeral services were held Monday, July 7, 2008 for Samantha “Baby Doll” Lada, 22, of Livingston, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Sherrill officiating. Burial followed in Jones Prairie Cemetery.
She passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2008 in Houston. Her sister, Demi Lada; brother, Dennis Lada II; grandparents, Velma and J.C. Lunsford; aunt, Nancy Wyatt and her uncle, Jimmie Lunsford, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her parents, Sheila and Stephen Willingham of Camden; brothers, Jason Lada of Goodrich and Daniel Lada and wife, Katie, of Iraq; and cousin, Jimmie Wyatt.
Serving as pallbearers were Stephen Willingham, Daniel Lada, Jason Lada, Devon Freeman, Ray Cottle and Scooter Spore.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

Mullican
Funeral services for Irene Mullican, 88, were held on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, with the Rev. Jeff Day officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.
She was born in Kirbyville on August 31, 1919, the daughter of the late George W. Neely and Ary Simmons Neely. She worked for 28 years in the classified department of the Houston Chronicle. She was a past member of the Kenefick Southern Baptist Church ad was a member of the Kenefick activity club.
She passed away on July 2, 2008 in Ashdown, Arkansas. Her husband, James R. Mullican; her brothers, Jay M. Neely and George “Buck” Welden, and three sisters, Cecil Schnover, Hazel Hulse and Margaret Black, preceded her in death.
She leaves behind her daughters, Olene Lyons and husband, Daniel, of Forman, Arkansas and Katherine Ewell of Ashdown, Arkansas; step-son, Randy Mullican; grandchildren, Danna Carter and husband, Mike, Stephen Payne and wife, Patti, and Gary Lyons; great-grandchildren, Rachel Amber Bates and her husband, Dennis, Randy Ray “Bo” Adcock Jr. and wife, Bethany, Joseph Daniel Adcock, Megan Nicole Lyons, Kristi Isom, Michael Carter and wife, Amy, and Kerri Carter; 12 great-great grandchildren, Shae, Samantha, Luke, Ty, Taylor, Aryn, Zachary, Addison, Kaden, J.T., Alexandra and Jayden.
Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Parker
John Bonnard Parker, 67, lost his 13-year battle with leukemia on July 2, 2008 at his home in Houston.
Born December 28, 1940 in Brownfield, Texas, he was the son of Homer and Shirley Parker. Johnny will be remembered for his unfaltering sense of humor.
He was an U.S. Army veteran who worked in the oil industry for more than 40 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, J.W. “Bozo” Scott; and mother-in-law, Flores Stephens.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Melba Parker of Houston; daughter, Judy Parker of Houston; sisters, Pat Parker of Fort Worth and Elaine Floyd of Rowlett; several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
No services are planned at this time.

Phillips
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 9, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel for Trey Phillips, 52, of Livingston, with Brother Harold Isaacs officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery.
He was born September 1, 1955 in Livingston to Edgar and Johnnie Murphy Phillips.
He died on Monday, July 7, 2008, in Shepherd. His mother preceded him in death.
Survivors include his sons, Jacob Phillips of Livingston and Jordan Phillips of Stephenville; his father, Edgar Phillips Jr. of Livingston; mother of his children, Ronda Stone Berger of Cleveland; sisters, Lynn Rockhorn and husband, Robert, of Brenham and Joyce Knierim and husband, Jimmy, of Livingston; nieces, Jennifer Bockhorn of Houston, Jill Bockhorn of Brenham and Kim Munson and husband, Jason; nephews, Landon Wright of Houston and Jim Knierim and wife, Shaunna, of Brookesville, Florida; great-nephews, Brandon Munson of Livingston and Austin Knierim of Brookesville, Florida; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Ross Lewis, Stacey Smelley, David Wade, Greg Turner, David Burns, Guy Rasberry, Paul Ferguson, Frankie McQueen, Marty Lowe and Mark Jones.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Ralson
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008 for Ray Ralson, 80, of Texarkana, Arkansas, at the Texarkana Funeral Home Arkansas Chapel with Rev. Hal Haltom officiating.
Mr. Ralson was born August 12, 1927 at Rusk and had lived in Texarkana for the past 20 years. He was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church in Rusk, and was a retired Golf Course Superintendent.
He died on Monday, July 7, 2008 in a Texarkana hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Potts Ralson of Texarkana, Arkansas; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Debbie Ralson of Conroe; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Hursel and Tanya Harrison of Frankston, Texas; one brother, Lee Ralson of Fort Myers, Florida; one sister, Wanda Van Norm of Jacksonville, Florida; and two step-grandchildren, Shelby and Beth Harrison of Frankston.
Online guestbook is at www.texarkanasfuneralhome.com.

Rawlinson
Funeral services for Willodene Hanchey Rawlinson, 83, of Hardin, were held Sunday, July 6, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hardin Baptist Church in Hardin. Burial was in the Hardin Chapel Cemetery.
She was born on November 11, 1924 in Hardin, the daughter of Conious Commodore Hanchey and Frances Effie Tullos. She graduated from Hardin High School in the Class of 1942. She worked as a secretary in the Hardin ISD for 25 years. Willodene was a faithful lifelong member of the Hardin Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for many years.
She passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2998 at her home. Her husband, Arlice Barton and her parents preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Marilyn Kay Dodd and husband, Roland, of Hardin, Brenda Gayle Duclon of Baytown, Melva Jean Blanchard of Batson and Nedra Ann Van Dorn and husband, Jim, of Hardin; grandchildren, Tommy Herrin, Erik Van Dorn, Stephanie Murphy, Adrienne Pena, Sergeant Spencer J. Duclon, U.S.A.F., Jill Romig and LaTosha Graham; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The family offers a special thanks to the staff of Faith Community Hospice and the loving caregivers, Vanessa Scott, Joyce Edwards and Dee LeMelle.
Memorials may be made in her memory to the Hardin Baptist Church, Hardin Chapel Cemetery or the organization of your choice.
Arrangements were under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, Liberty.
To share condolences online visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Reedle
A memorial service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2008 for Beverly Kay Collins Reedle, 55, at Midway Baptist Church in Kountze.
She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but was a lifelong resident of Livingston.  She lived in Anahuac for the past three years before she passed away.
She loved life and enjoyed seeing her kids, but most of all watching her grandkids play! She was well loved and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
She died on Friday, July 4, 2008.
Survivors include her mother, Louise Collins of Chester; four children, Shannon and wife, Misty, of Livingston, Shellie and husband, Brian, of Kountze, Kevin and wife, Faith, of Mansfield, and Nicole of Livingston. She also leaves behind the loves of her life, nine grandchildren, Mitchell, Destiny, Dustin, Taylor, Austin, Aliyah, Camron, Morgan and Tristan.
The family has established a memorial fund in honor of Beverly at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website. If you would like to make a donation, please go to www.nationalmssociety.org. Under donate click existing fund and then type in Beverly, her fund page will come up and you may donate there.
Sutton
Memorial services were held Saturday, July 5, 2008 for Michael “Mike” D. Sutton, 65, of Willis, at 2:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland. Interment of ashes was at Houston national Cemetery, Houston.
He was born in Tonasket, Washington on January 4, 21008 to Wesley Lee and Kay Sutton.
He passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008. His father preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife, Irene Sutton; mother, Kay Sutton; daughters, Tamara Clement and Ginny Sutton; sons, Eric Caauwe, Heiko Schmitt, Fritz Sutton, Perry Sutton and Jerry Sutton; sister, Sharon Cox; brother, Steve Sutton; grandchildren, Selina Clement, Danny Sutton, Jennifer Sutton, Virginia Sutton, Jacob McClellan and Klara Schmitt; along with many other loving family members and caring friends.
All services were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Valkoff
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 30, 2008 for Julie Teresa Valkoff, 47, at Neal Funeral Home Chapel. A private interment followed.
She was born Sunday, April 16, 1961, in Cambridge England to Jim and Gillian Foster.
She passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 in Cleveland. Her daughter, Jennifer Lee Foster, preceded her in death.
Survivors include loving husband, Chris Valkoff; daughters, Jamie and Danica Valkoff; son, Tyler Valkoff; brothers, Lee Foster of Orlando, Florida and James Foster of Houston; sisters, Cheryl Foster of Houston and Janine Foster of Mt. Home, Arkansas; grandmother, Ruth Foster of Milan, Tennessee; mother-in-law, Beverly Valkoff of Fort Worth; sisters-in-law, Sue Beddell, Loretta Anderson and Stephanie Marijan; brother-in-law, Ivan Valkoff; numerous other relatives and friends.
All services were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Henderson
A graveside service for Irene Carolyn Henderson, 29, of Bastrop, Texas, was held on Friday, July 11, 2008 at the Fairview Cemetery in Bastrop. Irene was born to Wayne and Linda Henderson on March 5, 1979 in Channelview, Texas. She passed away in Austin, Texas on July 5, 2008. A loving mother, Irene enjoyed many outdoor activities with her family such as camping, fishing and hunting. As a generous caregiver, she touched many lives, particularly senior citizens. She will always be remember for her talent and dedication to her work. Survivors include her husband, Micki Hiland of Bastrop; sons, Lane and Luke Hiland of Bastrop; step-daughter, Anika Hiland of Elgin; mother, Linda Henderson of Rye; sister, Laura Kelly of Bastrop; numerous nieces, nephews and many family members. Her father, Wayne Henderson; “PawPaw” Herman Estes; and “Granny” Carolyn Wilkerson, both of Natchez, Mississippi, preceded her in death.

Henderson
A memorial service for Johnny Ray Davis, 79, of Livingston, was held, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank E. Hood officiating.
He was born October 5, 1928 to parents J. “Pop” Adkins Davis and Octavia Purswell Davis. He graduated from Livingston High School in 1947, then went on to graduate from Pineywood Business College where he received his junior accounting diploma. He later become a field inspector for the Trinity River Authority. His favorite pastime was being a cattleman and rancher. He also helped his dad run the Davis Motor Company from 1936 until 1966. He married Jeannie Davis on October 5, 1974.
He passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2008, at his residence surrounded by his family. His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Jeanie Davis of Livingston; son, J. Adkins Davis Jr. of Livingston;  daughter, Dee Anne Davis Cook of Splendora; grandchildren, Shannon McIntyre, Patrick McIntyre, Darbi McIntyre and Tanner McIntyre; great-grandchildren, Dakota Chapman and Ashe McIntyre; brother, Earl Eugene Davis; nephews, Ronnie Davis, Ricky Davis and Reggie Davis; numerous great-nieces and nephews; his best friend, Val Hickman; and special care givers, Doris Stockton and Ann Skelly.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Greg Ogletree, Calvin Salter, Aubrey Nettles, Jon Nettles, Danny Moseley, Marvin Adams, Boyce Parrish, Val Hickman, Joel Puckett, Finis Larrison and Charles Gokey.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Baptist Church building fund.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, handled all arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.
 
Hewitt
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. for Avery Emmitt “Bud” Hewitt, 90, of Devers, at Broussard’s in Winnie. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.
He was a long time former resident of Winnie and Dayton. Bud was a retired production foreman with Texaco.
He died on Wednesday, July 9, 2008.
Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Marguerite: sons, James Hewitt and his wife, Linda; of Devers and Ray Hewitt of New Waverly; brother, W.L. Hewitt and his wife, Mariam, of Comfort; sister, Betty Settles of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Kathy Parker and her husband, Robert, Julie Mangum and her husband, Dallas, Donna Rogers and her husband, Billy; step-grandchildren, Chris Davis and his wife, Leigh, Jodi Thompson and her husband, Charles; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Kamryn, Keaton Parker, Matthew Mangum, Luke Mangum, Clark Mangum, Leah Rogers, Sydnee Rogers and Cali Thompson.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be sent to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 101 Elmore Street, New Waverly, Texas 77358 or to the charity of your choice.
Complete and updated information may be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com.

Meiners
Lillie Mae Meiners, 85, of Old Snake River, died Monday, July 7, 2008, at the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Lillie was born on June 13, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, to Harold K. Emmons and May Marie Barnhart. She graduated from the Colley High School in 1942, married Willard John Emmons in 1943 and moved to the Southeast Texas area in the late 1970s.
Lillie is preceded in death by her parents; husband and four children, Ruth Moore, John Meiners, Thersa Meiners and Howard Meiners.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Marie Meiners of Old River; a brother, Howard Emmons of Detroit, Michigan; four grandchildren, Christine Fregia, Sherry Marie, Lynn Moore and Malynda Lambert; four great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and other relatives.
Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.
 
Purvis
Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, 2008 for Freddie Jo Purvis, 65, of Corrigan, at the Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Corrigan, with Brother Lesly Wilkinson officiating. Interment followed in the Stryker Cemetery, Corrigan.
She was born April 7, 1943 in Groveton, Texas and died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 in Lufkin.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and a Baptist by faith.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Edith (Bass) Maxey; son, Dewayne Purvis; sisters, Margaret Tatum, Barbara Watts and Noreene Maxey; great-grandson, Joseph Michael.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Cleo  Purvis of Corrigan; sons and daughters-in-law, Edmond and Tonia Purvis, Kevin and Kim Purvis, Howard and Rachel Purvis, all of Corrigan, Terrill Purvis of Charleston, West Virginia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Armartha Maxey of Diboll, Howard and Betty Maxey of Huffman; grandchildren, Amber Purvis, Dewayne D. Purvis, Wesley Purvis, Ian Purvis, Adam Purvis, Evan Purvis, Alexis Purvis, Brooke Purvis, Taylor Purvis, Dylan Purvis, Zachary Purvis, Kolton Chase Parham, Amber Facundo, Skye Pounds and Chelsea Rachal; great-grandchildren, Katelynn Chunn, Dewayne Edmond Purvis, Thomas Brandon Purvis and Kenley Purvis.
Pallbearers were John Paul Tatum, Craig Thomas, Milton Wayne Watts, Larry Frank Jansen, Kendall Fisher and Brett Ratliff.
All services were entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home.
 
Ryan Williams
Ryan James Williams, aka “Batman” gained his angel wings on Wednesday evening, July 9, 2008.
Ryan was born September 30, 2002 in Humble, the son of C.D. and Theresa Skarpa Williams. He had attended the First Baptist Church Weekday Ministries and had played T-Ball with the DYSA. He was a member of the Sunshine Kids, Royal Rangers, and an honorary member of the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department. Ryan loved Batman and other Super Heroes. He would very often be seen as one of these special characters. He enjoyed playing Wii, Legos, and going swimming, but he most of all loved to wrestle with his Dad and kiss his Mom.
A Celebration of Ryan’s Life Service was held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2008, at the First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Charles Pierce officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Thuc Nguyen officiating. Interment followed at Magnolia Park Cemetery, under the auspices of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.
Ryan is survived by his mother, Theresa Skarpa Williams, who was his true love; his father, C.D. Williams, who was his partner forever; his sister, Hayley Williams, who he was her best brother, of Dayton; his great-grandmothers, Pauline Dybala of Needville and Betty Ann Peace of New Boston; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
For those who desire the family has requested memorials be made to Texas Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 300630, MC 4-4483, Houston, Texas 77230-0630. Please designate the Neuroblastoma Fund.

Wilbert Williams
A memorial service was held Thursday, July 10, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. in the Wells Memorial Chapel, for Wilbert Lee Williams Jr., 58, with the Reverend Gregory Bellard officiating.
A native of Liberty, he attended West Liberty High School and served his country in the United States Army. He worked construction and various other jobs.
He passed away at Liberty-Dayton Hospital Tuesday, July 7, 2008.
His wife, Lavenia Williams; two sons, Damion Williams and Gilvonni Williams; a stepson, Melvin Mouton; and one daughter, Roschanda Williams Owens; two brothers, Ezra Bush Jr. and the Rev. James Ray Bush; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends survive him.
Wells Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

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