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Big Thicket Messenger - Obituaries
For the Week of June 20, 2007 - June 27, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Funeral services for Herchell L. Ayers, 84, of Cleveland, were held Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Rural Shade Baptist Church in Tarkington. Interment followed at Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie.
He was born February 14, 1923, the son of Floyd Franklin and Bertha Henry Ayers. He served during World War II in the U.S. Army, 536th Amphibian Tractor Battalion. He was owner and operator of Fox Vacuum in Daisetta. Herchell wed Alta Mae Barnett-Ayers on March 19, 1949.
Mr. Ayers passed away at his home on Saturday, June 9, 2007. He is preceded in death by is wife, Alta Mae; his parents; and his sister, Opal Carroll.
Survivors include his son, Ray Ayers and wife, Lynn; his daughter, Gail Page and husband, Floyd; grandsons, Jarrod Land and wife, Courtney, and Dan Page and wife, Lacey; great-grandsons, Clayton Jake Land and Peyton Rock Page; brothers, Earl Ayers and wife, Mary Jo, and Dalton Ayers and wife, Martha; sisters, Vivian Traylor and husband, Edward, June Bush and husband, Don, and Melba Traylor and husband, Shelby.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services were held on June 14, 2007 for Tawnya ‘Linda’ Cheyenne Bryant, 56, of Dayton, at 11:00 a.m. at Sterling Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Houston National Cemetery.
She was born August 15, 1950, the daughter of Ernie and Mary Jo Parker in Houston. She passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2007.
Tawnya was preceded in death by her father, Ernie Parker; and brother, Jerry Parker.
Survivors include her  loving husband, Wesley Bryant; mother, Mary Jo Parker; brothers, Reed and Michael Parker; sisters-in-law, Barbara and Beki Bryant; and brother-in-law, Tommy Bryant and wife, Joan.
Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services for Aron Clebern Carley II, 28, of Dayton, were conducted Saturday, June 16, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton with Rev. Scott Niemeyer officiating. Interment followed at Palms Memorial Park.
He was born on October 9, 1978 in Baytown, the son of Milton W. Carley and Carol J. Blythe. He attended Barbers Hill High School. Aron was an excellent guitar player and singer. He loved his dog, Gidget.
Mr. Carley passed away on June 13 at his home. He is preceded in death by his sister, Megan Dawn Carley; and his grandmother, Naomi Carley.
Survivors include his fiancée, Amy Terrell; mother, Carol Brown and her husband, Todd Brown; father, Milton W. Carley; daughter, Kayla Rochelle Carley; sisters, Casey Carley, Lacey Carley and Jessica Swanson; brother, Joshua Swanson; grandparents, Aron C. Carley Sr. and Joe and Billie Blythe; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2007 for Felix Enos Hashaw, 69, of Batson, at First Baptist Church of Batson with Revs. Joe Caraway and Tolbert Hudspeth officiating. Burial followed in Guedry Cemetery, Batson.
He was born the son of John Thomas Hashaw and Florine Brown in Huntsville. He had lived in Batson most of his life and was a self-employed oilfield pumper. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Batson.
Mr. Hashaw passed away on June 11 at his home. He is preceded in death by his son, James ‘Jimy’ Hashaw.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hashaw of Batson; sons, Michel Hashaw and wife, Annette, and Randal Hashaw and wife, Linda, all of Batson; daughter, Dianna Martin and husband, Bobby, of Tomball; brother, Edward Nichols and wife, Kathy, of Hardin; sisters, Desi Moore of Port Arthur, Claudie Floyd and husband, Bill, of Sour Lake, Dora Stewart and husband, Orzo, of Batson, and Emma England and husband, Hal, of Arkansas; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for S.E. Hoard, 83, of Livingston, were conducted Wednesday, June 13, 2007, in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the VFW Post 8568.
He was born January 12, 1924 in Amarillo. He joined the United States Navy in June of 1941, and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor in World War II.
Mr. Hoard died on Sunday, June 10, 2007, in Lufkin.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Alvenine Hoard; sons, Anthony ‘Bubba’ Hardy and wife, Sheila, and John Hardy; daughters, Leslie Lewis and Kathy Turner and husband, Dorrell; mother-in-law, Carrie Bell Kelley; nine grandchildren, Kellie Hardy, Donna Lewis, Randy Lewis Jr., Lacey Willis, Loren Hardy, Louis Hardy, Steven Turner and Brandi Atkinson; and seven great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Caples Mundt, Paige Caples Mundt, Christyln Lewis, Coltin Lewis, Brayden Young, Landon Mundt and Brent Atkinson.
Pallbearers were Randy Wayne Lewis Jr., John Steven Turner, Loren Miles Hardy, Louis Emerson Hardy, Christopher Ray Vernon, Larry Keith Willis and Scott Eric Mundt.
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Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services for Dennis O’Neal Hudson, 45, were held at Neal Chapel on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Interment was in the Cleveland City Cemetery.
He was born Tuesday, January 23, 1962 in Houston, the son of Bohn O’Neal Hudson and Helen Lerline Hudson.
Mr. Hudson passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 in Houston.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Ann Hudson; two daughters, Britney Marsh and husband, Joshua and Sara Hudson, all of Conroe; son, Cole Hudson of Cleveland; special nephews, Hank Hudson of Cleveland and Barry Foster; brother, Henry Hudson of Conroe; two grandchildren, Hayden and Briana Marsh; numerous other family members and friends.
All services were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2007, for Clyde Perry Jackson Sr., 89, of Dayton, at the First Baptist Church in Dayton with Rev. Ray Cox officiating.
He left us to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 14, 2007. His parents; his wife, Crystal Kay Jackson; sisters, Jo Valle Phillips and Janet Ott and son-in-law, Dennis David preceded him in death.
He was born October 17, 1917 in Humble, the son of Calvin Pope and Sarah Olive Conner Jackson. Clyde was a member of the Dayton High School Class of 1936 and attended Massey Business College. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He retired from maintenance Engineering Corp in 1993 as Executive Vice President and was a deacon and financial chairman of the Garden Villas Baptist Church for over 25 years.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dayton, a member of the Bromelaid Society International, and the Cryptanthus Society.
Survivors include his wife, Arlette Wilson Jackson of Pearland; son, Clyde Jackson Jr. and wife, Veva Jackson of Lamarque and David Jackson and wife, Beth, of League City; daughter, Kerry Jackson David of Coldspring; step-daughters, Bobbie Christenson of Big Fork, Montana, Joan and Richard Beaubouef of Pearland, Laniel and J.L. Vawter of Houston, Sandra and Wes Osiecki of Lewisville and Debbie and James Gilbert of Pearland; numerous dearly loved grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; brother, Drew Jackson and wife, Becky Jo, of Dayton; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom and Marie Ott of Kingwood and Burney and Margaret Boudreaux of Pearland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton Historical Society, % Adelene Stevens, 607 South Main, Dayton, Texas 77535.

A celebration of the life of Mabel Valoris Meyer, 79, of Livingston, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2007, in the First Presbyterian Church in Livingston, with Rev. Sam Steele officiating.
She was born December 18, 1927 in Spokane, Washington, the daughter of George Wanecek and Relthel N. Barnes Wanecek. On September 11, 1953 she married Louis W. Meyer. In 1986 they came to Livingston to retire by the lake.
Mrs. Meyer passed away on May 29, 2007. She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Relthel Wanecek; sister, Edna P. Shear; and brother, William W. Wanecek.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Louis W. Meyer; daughters. Debra L. Scott and husband, Rod, and Sharon R. Chenault and her husband, Robert; sisters, Doris A. Wilson and Ellen Anderson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Sally Meyer; sister-in-law, Karen VonSchimmelman; and special friends, Jay and Elena Walrath and Jim and Faith Ryffel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the following charities in Mabel’s honor: First Presbyterian Church of Livingston, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of the Southwest and Livingston Convalescent Center.

A memorial mass for Carroll ‘Glenn’ Norwood, 55, was held in Liberty at the Immaculate Conception Church on Wednesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. David Edwards conducting the Mass.
Glenn was born in Liberty, the son of Troy and Eddie Norwood. He was a graduate of Liberty High School and had lived in Lafayette for the past 35 years.
Mr. Norwood died in Lafayette, Louisiana on May 27, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Survivors include his wife, Aline; a son, Ross Austin Norwood and wife, Jessica; three brothers, Edgar Norwood and wife, Patti, Ronny Norwood and wife, Barbara, and Larry Norwood and wife, Cynthia; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
All those knowing the Norwood family and wish to extend their condolences were welcomed at this Mass.







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