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For the week of June 21, 2008 - June 28, 2008
Copyright 2008 - Polk County Publishing Company



Danberg
Funeral services for Robert Louis Danberg, 60, of Dayton, were held at 2:00 p-m- Friday, June 13, 2008, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Dayton, with Rev. Don Bailey officiating. Interment was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Churchill Country Cemetery in Fallon, Nevada, under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home.
He was born December 9, 1947 in Reno, Nevada, to parents Angus Louis and Hazel Estelle Chumbley Danberg.
He graduated from Galena Park High School and attended Houston Fire Academy.
He had been a resident of Dayton for the past six years after moving from Houston, where he was employed by the Houston Fire Department, Uvalde Station No. 53.
Mr. Danberg enjoyed camping, gardening and raising race horses. Most of all, he loved being with his grandchildren.
He passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at his home. His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughters, Lisa Werner and husband, Jimmy, of Dayton, Mary Pickel and husband, Nathan, of Tomball, Tammy Danberg Farney and husband, Jeff, and Judy Danberg, all of Houston; grandchildren, Ryan, Travis, Kristin and Kaylin Farney, Charci, Shelby and Tyler Werner, Alyssa Ellison and Christian Pickel: and many other relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements. 

Garza
Funeral services were held at Navarre Funeral Home Chapel, Baytown, for Audrey Garza, 60, of Dayton, on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Baytown.
She was born February 10, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, to her late parents, Charles Kornita and Gertrude Eleanor Siegel. She resided in Baytown for most of her life but had lived in Dayton for the last 10 years.
Mrs. Garza, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in Baytown. Her sister, LaVerne Bassett; her brother, Steve Kornita; and her parents, preceded her in death.
Survivors include husband, Roberto Garza of Dayton; sons, Robbie Garza and his wife, Dina, of Baytown, Tony Garza and his wife, Christie, of Dayton, Carlos Garza and his wife, Sarah, of Deer Park and Nicholas Garza and his wife, Leah, of Crosby; sisters, Shirley Macabee of Escanaba, Michigan, Roberta Nipp of Marinette, Wisconsin and Nancy Kornita of Wisconsin; brother, Fred Tessmer of Wisconsin; grandchildren, River, Marissa, Robbie, Nicholas, Brooke, Kaylee, Joshua, Peyton, Kaleb and Chasidy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Roberto Garza, Robbie Garza, Tony Garza, Carlos Garza, Nicholas Garza and Raul Garza.
To view her online obituary, or to post a tribute to her family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com.
Havard
Funeral services for Syble Lois Havard, 88, of Houston, were held on Saturday, June 14, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Jack Bailey officiating. Interment followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Corrigan. 
She was born November 20, 1919 in Manning, the daughter of Thomas B. Woodward and Sarah C. Hayes Woodward. She married John Havard on December 12, 1936. Mrs. Havard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Goodrich.
She passed away on June 12, 2008 in Ashton Park Nursing Home. Her husband, John Blanchard Havard; her parents; and four brothers, Velmer Woodward, Frank Woodward, Marvin Woodward and Jim Woodward, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Anne Havard, of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Curtis Buchanan, of Texas City; son and daughter-in-law, John B.  Havard and Carrie Derkowski, of Harmony Beach, California; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tim Havard, Steve Havard, Kenny Havard, John David Havard, Joe Gerky and Brook Gerky.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
 
Hood

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14, 2008, for Temple Hood, 97, of Corrigan, in Lily Island Missionary Baptist Church in Camden, with the Rec. Charles Darden officiating. Interment followed in Lily Island Cemetery in Camden.
He was born July 27, 1910 in Camden to Ben and Elizabeth (Freeman) Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Lily Island Missionary Baptist Church.
Her parents, Ben and Elizabeth Freeman Jones; and son, Wallace Hood, preceded him in death.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Tammy Williams of Highlands; two great-granddaughters; devoted nieces, Jewel Bailey, Helen Jermany and Betty Jones; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Pallbearers were Ben Jones Jr., Michael Jones, Albert Wyatt, Marvin Hood, Don Stelly and Roy Rainey. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Lily Island Missionary Baptist Church.
Corrigan Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements.

Lewis
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 17, at 1:00 p.m. for Christola Walker Lewis, 80, with the Rev. Lonnie Ray Freeman officiating. Burial followed in Union Springs Cemetery, Corrigan.
She was born December 25, 1927 in Stryker, the daughter of Alex and Minnie Hardy Walker.
Mrs. Lewis died Wednesday, June 11, at her residence in Corrigan. Her parents; her infant son, Johnny; brothers, P.W. Walker, Lindsey Walker, Lacey Walker and P.J. Walker; and sisters, Creola Jackson and Rosie Hulett, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Joe Walker Jr., Frank Hunter III, Thomas Roberts, Jonathan Guice, Taylor Walker and Rashad Walker.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.cochranfh.com.

Luckey
Funeral services for Joe Manry Luckey, 86, of Livingston, were held on Friday, June 13, 2008, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Roger Gragg officiating. Burial followed in Menard Chapel Cemetery.
He was born August 23, 1921 in Liberty to parents Marion Luckey and Violet Sutton Luckey. He proudly served the country in World War II in the Army from May of 1942 until October of 1945.
He died on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in Temple. His parents; his wife, Dorothy Luckey; six brothers and two sisters, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his children, John Luckey of Houston, Dixie Stidham of Livingston, Dale Luckey of California and Violet Pullin of Refugio; grandchildren, Robin Luckey, Laura Luckey, John C. Luckey, Kathy Shively and Misty Grego; and seven great-grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Moore
 A service of remembrance was held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, for Raymond Gale Moore, 58, of Sour Lake, at New Covenant Worship Center of Saratoga with Pastor Wade McKinney officiating. Interment followed at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Sour Lake.
He was a native of Rochester Pennsylvania. He was a retired school teacher with 33 years of service teaching at Legacy Christian Academy, Sylvan Learning Center of Beaumont, West Hardin ISD of Saratoga and Hardin-Jefferson of Sour Lake.
Raymond was devoted to his family and church and enjoyed life to the fullest.
He died on Sunday, June 8, 2008 at The Kountze Nursing Center. His parents, Gale and Betty Moore, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, JoCarroll More of Sour Lake; stepsons, Shad Priddy and wife, Jodi, and Tadd Priddy and wife, Miranda, all of Sour Lake; stepdaughter, Deana Dear and husband, Patrick, of Sour Lake; brother, Robert Moore of Detroit, Michigan; sister, Carol Cooke of Mentor, Ohio; grandchildren, Sharadan, Jessallyn, Somerlin, Trevin, Cole, Riley, Justin, Janson and Joshua; and longtime friend, Wanda Alexander; and canine daughter, Sundi.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Covenant Worship Center Building Fund, P.O. Box 300, Saratoga, Texas 77585.

Robbins
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2008 for McRay Robbins Jr., 33, of Liberty, at Mt. Rose Baptist Church, Liberty, with the Rev. Michael Booze officiating. Burial was in Wells Memorial Cemetery, Liberty, under the direction of Wells Funeral Service.
A native of Liberty, he was a member of Mt. Rose Baptist Church.
He passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Aristoca Medical Center in Berea, Ohio.
Survivors include his two sisters, Alisia Robbins and Alisha Robbins, both of Dayton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Robertson
Funeral services for Mark Allan Robertson, 45, of Junction, were held Wednesday, June 11, at Graham Funeral Home in Junction, with Bryan Richardson officiating. Interment followed in Robertson Cemetery on the North Llano River.
Mark was born in Woodville on July 11, 1962 to Sarah Lee and John D. Robertson. He worked in the oil field following graduation from high school in Livingston in 1980. He worked with racehorses for the majority of his life as a groom, trainer and jockey, and he broke many horses to rein and saddle. Since moving to Junction with his father he has helped on the family ranch and worked in the stockyard. He loved to play his guitar and be around family and friends. Mark was known as a kind, honest an loving person, who was very good with children and animals, had a quick wit and a genuine smile and who was not quick to anger and forgave easily.
He died on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at his residence. His nephew, Rhett Robertson, preceded him in death.
Survivors include two sons, Dirk and Dillon Robertson of Lubbock; father, John D. Robertson of Junction; mother, Sarah Parker and stepfather, Roy “Butch” Parker of Livingston; four brothers, David and wife, Oksana, of Corpus Christi, Barry and wife, Nene, of Bridge City, Johnny and wife, Nancy, and Randy and wife, Marcy, all of Junction; a stepsister, Tonda Parker Hawkins and husband, Jimmy, of Rosharon; his grandmother, Dora “Nana” Robertson of Round Rock; 12 nieces and nephews and many friends.

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