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Big Thicket Messenger - Obituaries
For the Week of October 14, 2007 - October 21, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Graveside services for Lois Marie Allen, 78, of Livingston, were held Sunday, October 7, 2007, in Romayor Cemetery, Romayor.
She died on Saturday, October 6, 2007.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Allen; grandson, Stewart Beasley; great-grandson, Tyler Beasley; brothers, David Johnson, Neal Johnson and Wayne Johnson; and sister, Opal Womack.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, October 10, 2007 for Jimmy Wayne Baker, 35, in Forest Hill Cemetery, with Brother Fred Alford officiating.
He was born March 10, 1972 in Modesto, California, the son of David and Judy Burris Baker and died on Sunday, October 7, in Trinity Mission in Diboll.
Survivors include his mother, Judy Baker of Livingston; sisters, Cynthia Webb of Livingston, Corina Neal and Vicky Muller, both of Shellnob, Missouri and Rachelle Aguirre of Coldspring; brothers, Mike Edward Baker of Little Rock, Arkansas, Steve Baker of Farmington, Arkansas, David Baker of Modesto, California, Donald Baker of Shellnob, Missouri, Billy Baker and Paul Baker, both of Ozark, Arkansas; and daughter, Kristi Baker of Springdale, Arkansas.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial services for Rolland Stephen Coney, 64, were held in the Neal Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, October 6, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.
He was born Friday, March 26, 1943 in Pilger, Nebraska, to the late Charles Edward and Tillie Dorothy Coney.
Mr. Coney passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2007 in Coldspring. His brother, Stanley Coney; sister, Carol James; and nephew, Jeffrey James, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his sisters, Marilyn Ahrens and husband, Donald, Nancy Funk and husband, Larry, and Donna Firkins and husband, Norman; brothers, Larry Coney and wife, Jearleen and Charles Coney and wife, Hannah; brother-in-law, Leroy James; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 6, 2007, for Bradley James Dominy, 23, at 1:00 p.m. at Neal Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at the Ryan Cemetery with Brother Bobby Trayal officiating.
He was born Saturday, November 12, 1983 in Houston, the son of Waymon Eugene and Teresa Lynn Dominy. He passed away on Monday, October 1, 2007.
Survivors include his loving parents, Teresa and David Phillips and Waymon and Dawn Dominy; fiancée, Charlene Knight; brothers, Logan Phillip Dominy, Bryan Phillips and wife, Jess, and Tyler Boehm; sister, Paula Shirley and husband, Cody; niece, Sierra Phillips; grandparents, Barbara Miller, Morris and Sharlene Dominy, John and Stevie Phillips; and great grandmother, Robert Miller; uncles, Billy Miller and wife, Jill, and Lance Dominy; aunts, Debbie DeRise, Rhonda Thomas and husband, Kevin; cousins, Megan, Chad, Neal, Alyssa, Jeff, Ethan, Audrey, Grant, Bryce and Trevor.
All services were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Funeral services for Tammy Lavon Hart, 41, were held at Neal Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland on Friday, October 5, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Bear Creek Cemetery.
She was born Monday, January 10, 1966 in Dayton, the late Zelman Hart Jr. and Norma Lavon.
She passed away on Monday, October 1, 2007 in Alexandria, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her cousin, Brad Lum; grandparents, Joseph W. Lambeth and Zelmon Hart Sr.
Survivors include her loving daughter, April Shantell Loden; parents, Lavon and Dexter Deshautelle; brother, Wade Hart; sister, Ericka Ruiz; nephew, Noah Wade Hart; nieces, Eva Lavon and Madison Jolie Scallan; grandparents, Norma and Jerry Boyen and Joyce and Bill Marshall; step-grandmother, Lillie Fae Neil and husband D.B.; aunts, Gail Lum, Teresa Ann Boyett and family and Mona Chandler; uncles, Eugene Hart, Mervin Hart, Bruce Lum, Billy Lloyd Ryan and family, John Garland Beard and Gerald Lynn Boyett and family; cousins, Alan Hart and family, Durand Hart and family, Joshua Hart and family, Nicole Hart, Neil and Lisa Lum, Kaitlyn Lum, Bobby Dale Lum, Dustin Lum, Charles Michael Lum and family, Amber and Toby Jordan and family, Brenda Harthcock and family, Rebecca Julian and children, Carrie and Lonnie Hassell and Phillip.
All services were under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.

 Graveside services were held Monday, October 8, 2007 for Imogene Juanita Orton, 74, in Forest Hill Cemetery, with Brother Roy L. Smith officiating.
She was born July 23, 1933 in Gause, the daughter of Loy and Evy Garner Lowery.
She died on Saturday, October 6, at her residence in Livingston.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Orton of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Mary Sue Orton of Channelview; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Lois Kovar of Fort Worth; brother, Albert Lowery of Angleton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Buster Drescher, Roy L. Smith, Charles Orton and Orrin Hayes.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services for Frances Ray, 95, were held Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at Soda Baptist Church, with the Revs. Frank Hood, Ray Matthews and Doyle Butcher officiating. Burial followed in San Jacinto Cemetery in Pasadena.
She was born July 3, 1912 in San Saba, the daughter of John and Willie Sanderson Moore.
Mrs. Ray died Sunday, September 30, 2007 in Pineridge Health Care in Livingston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ray; her son, Billy Joe Ray; daughters, Martha Havens and Barbara Ann Ray; grandson, Jody Havens; and brother, John Moore.
Survivors include her son, Johnny Ray of Conroe; daughters, Linda Matthew of Livingston and Anease Green of Pasadena; grandchildren, Natalie Ott, Connie Davies, Cheryl Hanson, Debbie Surez, Ray Matthews, Mary Neely, Rebecca Thomson, Sharon Sheffield, Debbie McDaniel, Christy Godorow, Steven Ray, Billy Ray and Scott Ray; 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Melvin Sheffield, Joseph Sheffield, Asa Sheffield, Tim Neely, Christopher Matthews, Chris Ray, Brandon McDaniel, Steve McDaniel, Billy Ray, Derrick McDaniel, Steven Ray, Carl Thomson and Scott Ray.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services for Sherry Ann Bebee, 18, of Shepherd, were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2007 in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Farley Chapel in Shepherd.
She was born November 26, 1988 in Galveston. She died on Thursday, October 11, 2007 in Goodrich.
Survivors include her daughters, Jayden Mullin and Amber Mullin, both of Shepherd; parents, Daniel and Mary Bebee of Shepherd; grandparents, Deborah and Terry Domer of Shepherd; brother and sister, Ronnie and Monica Bebee of Shepherd; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Barry Miller of Shepherd; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel Earl Bebee and Brenda Sutton of Shepherd; uncle and aunt, Studs and Amy Moren of Willis; aunt and uncle, Esther and Todd Holcomb of Liberty; uncles and aunts, Bruce and Rita Bebee of Livingston and Joann and Thomas Young of Shepherd; and numerous cousins and other family members.
Pallbearers were Todd Holcomb, Christopher Landrum, Studs Moren, Ronnie Bebee, Ricky McKeone, Shaun Bebee, Barry Miller and Daniel Bebee Jr.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2007 for Wayne Delano Benton, 54, in Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton, with Brother Ted Savage officiating.
He was born September 24, 1953 in Dayton, the son of Elwood and Bessie Smith Benton.
Mr. Benton died on Friday, October 2, in Lubbock.
Survivors include his parents, Elwood and Bessie Cora Benton of Livingston; sister, Millicent Benton of San Marcos; nephews, Matthew David Richeson of Crescent and Aaron Ray Richeson of Palm Beach, Florida; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services for Lance Corporal Jeremy Wade Burris, 22, of Liberty, were held Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Church in Liberty. Burial followed in Cooke Memorial Cemetery, Liberty.
He was born December 3, 1984, in Austin, the son of Brent and Karla Burris. Jeremy attended Lee College in Baytown and a community college in Tacoma, Washington after completing high school. He attended Cornerstone Church in Liberty prior to moving to  Washington.
He passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2007, near the city of Al Quam in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq while serving his country. His grandparents, John and Meryl Cox and uncle, John Alan Cox, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his parents, Brent and Karla Burris of Liberty; brothers and sisters, Bryan, Stephen, Nathan, Rebekah, Joel and Bethany; and his grandparents, D.F. and Billie Burris. 
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Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Graveside services for Francisco San Juan Gonzalez, 48, were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2007, at the Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd with Hilario Hurtado officiating.
He was born November 10, 1958 in Caltimacan, Mexico, the son of Guadalupe and Fernanda (San Juan) Gonzalez.
He died Thursday, October 11, 2007 in Goodrich, Texas. His father, Guadalupe Gonzalez and his mother, Fernanda San Juan, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Gonzalez of Shepherd; daughters, Kisha Gonzalez of Shepherd, Crystal Gonzalez of Cleveland, Tammy Roberts, Felicia Leger of Shepherd, Joyce Leger; sons, Lupe Gonzalez of Cleveland, Eric Gonzalez and Felix Gonzalez, both of Shepherd; brothers, Ramildo Gonzalez, Maragarito Gonzalez, Hernesto Gonzalez and Melecia Gonzalez, all of Mexico and Jose Salvador of Shepherd; nine grandchildren; and stepson, Joel Seth Phillips.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 11, 2007 for Elton Brice Kirkham, 78, of Anahuac, at the First United Methodist Church in Anahuac. Interment followed in Anahuac Cemetery.
He was born on May 11, 1929, the son of Charles and Katie Kirkham in Hightower. Elton was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Anahuac. He was a dedicated rice farmer, who enjoyed going to any sporting event, especially the University of Texas football games.
He passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2007. His parents; sister, Madge Dorbandt; and brother, Bobby Dixon Kirkham, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Kirkham; daughter, Jannie Kay Kirkham of Anahuac; son, David Ray Kirkham and wife, Jane, of Anahuac; grandson, Brent Michael Kirkham; granddaughter, Keri Lynn Kirkham; sister, Rilda Kirkham of Houston; numerous more nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Condolences may be made online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
Sterling Funeral Home, Anahuac, was in charge of arrangements.

Graveside services were held on Friday, October 12, 2007, for Phyllis Ann Martin, 42, in South Park Cemetery in Pasadena, with Jack V. Jones officiating.
She was born September 11, 1965 in  Houston, the daughter of Donald and Phyllis Wright Jones.
Mrs. Martin died on Thursday, October 11, 2007, in Goodrich. Her brother, Donald Lee Jones, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her parents, Donald and Phyllis Jones of Shepherd; daughters, Serria Ann Horvath and Emily Ann Horvath, both of Shepherd and Camryn Martin of Coldspring; son, Conner Martin of Coldspring; and brother, Larry W. Jones of Tyler.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services for Dr. Frederick Leslie Phillips, 92, were held Saturday, October 13, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Don Willis officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery, with military honors provided by VFW Post 8568.
He was born August 3, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Charles and Bertha Schramm Phillips.
Dr. Phillips graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois in 1942 and then spent four years serving in the U.S. Medical Corps with the rank of Major.
He took his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital and was a staff member at that hospital, as well as St. Luke’s Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago.
He entered private practice in Chicago and then moved to Houston, where he was in private practice and also served as president of staff of Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Southeast Hospital.
He also served as an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
He retired from practice in 1981 and moved to Livingston. The following year he became associated with the Texas Department of Health until 1995 when he continued his career at UTMB/Livingston as the only pediatrician in Polk County at that time.
In addition to volunteering his services to indigent children in area clinics, Dr. Phillips spent hundreds of hours volunteering for VFW Post 8568, hosting the post’s annual Christmas party for needy children and serving as Santa Claus for the event.
Through his involvement with the VFW, he was able to acquire resources for indigent children needing medications and/or assistance with transportation and emergency financial assistance.
Dr. Phillips also provided community education and chaired the scholarship committee, which he began.
He was named state surgeon for the VFW Department of Texas from 1983-87 and in 1990 received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.
He served on the Polk County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, devoted many years of service to the Polk County Chapter of the American Red Cross, serving as board president, and was an active member of the American Red Cross, Triad, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the First United Methodist Church.
In 1999, Dr. Phillips was named Polk Countian of the Year in recognition of his service to his community.
Mr. Phillips passed away on Tuesday, October 9. His parents and daughter, Judith Lee Phillips, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Phillips of Houston; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Bob Burgess of Allen, Linda Pickron of Humble and Bobbie and Dave Seiford of Houston; grandchildren, Jeff Pickron, Keith Pickron, Theresa and Daniel Dollinger, Cody Burgess, Philip and Amy Seiford and Kevin Seiford; and four great-grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Services, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

A celebration of the life of Carl “Chris” Hoffman, 71, of Rye, was held on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fairmont Funeral Home Chapel, Pasadena.
He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Chris was a United States Marine. He was a member of Hardin United Methodist Church, American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was retired from LaPorte Independent School District after 27 years of service.
Mr. Hoffman passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2007.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmie L. Hoffman; daughters, Stacy L. O’Brien and husband, Tim, Karen K. Baerenstecher and husband, John, Lori L. Beasley and Veleen V. Simms and husband, Charles; sons, Gary C. Hoffman and wife, Milda, George H. Van Dyke Jr. and wife, Jeannine, and James W. Van Dyke and wife, Terry; sisters, Miriam Burton and husband, Henry and Freddie Lou Burgess and husband, Dean; grandchildren, Kristin and Brandon Hoffman, Halle and Julia Baerenstecher, Timothy O’Brien, Taylor Paxton, Zachary and Emily Beasley, Kristine and Trey Van Dyke, Brandy Pace, Monique (Elizabeth) Ian Simms; and great-grandchildren, Kaytlin, Kierstyn, Kimberlee, Pepper, Devin, Faith and Brooklynn.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to The Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hill, New Jersey 07078.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.FairmontFH.com.

A graveside service for Terri Lynn Johnson, 51, of Dayton, was held on Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. in Linney Cemetery.
She was born on January 19, 1956 in Anderson, South Carolina, the daughter of Jack and Sara Dixon. Terri was an active member of First Baptist Church in Dayton. She loved doing arts and crafts, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She passed away on September 30, 2007. Terri is preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her children, Tiffany Johnson of Liberty and Garry Johnson Jr. of Huffman; brothers, David Wood of Dayton, Richard Dixon and wife, Debi, of Kingwood, and Jesse Wood and wife, Abby, of Dayton; grandchildren, Hannah Herndon, Hayden Blake and Adisynne Blake; nieces, Emily wood and Stephanie Dixon; nephews, Randall Wood and Garry Johnson Sr. 
Condolences may be made online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

A. Nugent
Funeral services for Alem Lee “A.L.” Nugent, “Paw Paw”, 79, were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6, at Pentecostal Tabernacle. A graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. in Le Blue Cemetery in Fenton, Louisiana.
He was born November 6, 1927, the son of Elder and Elizabeth Nugent in Liberty, Texas. A.L. liked to farm, garden, ride horses, broncos and bulls. He loved playing with the little ones, not just his grandchildren or his two cowboys, that came to the house. His family always came first and made sure they were taken care of. He was a great story teller, especially ghost stories. A.L. also enjoyed singing country gospel music.
Mr. Nugent passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2007. His parents; three brothers, J.L., Dixie and Willie; three sisters, Mandy, Selma and Edna; and stepchildren, Janice and Gary, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife, Terry Ann Nugent; stepdaughters, Sandra Noble and husband, Bob, Brenda Welch and LeeAnn Bellis; stepsons, James Kyzer and wife, Glenda, and Darris Knapp; brother, W.T. Nugent; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and special friend, John Roberts.
Condolences may be made online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton.

F. Nugent
Funeral services for Freddie Carl “Poncho” Nugent, 39, were held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2007 at Pentecostal Tabernacle with Revs. J.O. Hendricks and Clayton Taylor officiating. Interment was in the Freddie James Nugent Memorial Cemetery in Hardin.
He was born on January 5, 1967, the son of Freddie Nugent and Dorothy Nugent.  
He died on Thursday, October 11, 2007 in Galveston. His father, Freddie Nugent Sr. and his grandmother, Mattie Fregia, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his two children, Ashley and Bradley; the mother of his children, Melissa; his mother, Dorothy Nugent; his two brothers, Frank Nugent and wife, Barbara, and David ‘Wesley’ Nugent; two sisters, Patricia Simmons and husband, Jim, and Dorothy Ener and husband, Wesley; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles,  cousins and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Frank Nugent, Wesley Nugent, Willie Roach, Arthur Lynch, John Moomey, Bradley Nugent, Jim Simmons and Justin Litton. Honorary pallbearers included Russell Rodgers, J.D. Nugent, Jamie Simmons, Vernon Rodgers, Mark Simmons, Jimmy Simmons, Roy Murphy II, Tyler Nugent, Chris Simmons and Wendel Ener.
Faith and Family Funeral Services, Inc., Batson, was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. October 6, 2007 for Mrs. Dorothy Marie Pearson, 77, of Mexia, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia, with Rev. James Hooper officiating. Interment followed in Mexia Cemetery.
She was born on July 19, 1930, in Groesbeck, the son of James Clinton and Desslar Rogers Outlaw. She was reared by her grandmother, Nancy Ellen Outlaw, of Groesbeck.
She was a homemaker and devoted other and wife. She will be missed dearly. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Mexia and Rebekah Lodge.
She passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 in a local hospital.
Survivors include her husband, James L. Person of Mexia; sons, Terry Wayne Person of Mexia and Stephen Person and wife, Ruth Ann, of Conroe; daughter, Barbara Shamblin and husband, James David, of Mexia; grandchildren, Keri Lynn Shamblin Allen and husband, Brandon, David Cory Shamblin, and Hannah Marie Person; great grandchildren, Bradley Mitchell Bailey, Benjamin Lucas Bailey, Taylor Ryanne Allen and Coley Riley Allen; brother, Claude Wendell Outlaw of Fairfield; sisters-in-law, Betty Outlaw of Fort Worth and Mary Evelyn Brown of Mexia; brother and sister-in-law, Dickie and Violet Person of Georgewest; and brother-in-law, James Denton of Temple; many devoted aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were David Cory Shamblin, Brandon Allen, Michael Denton, Randy Wilson, Charles Wilson and Bill Bailey. Honorary pallbearer is Dr. Kenneth Russell.
Please visit www.blairstubbs.com to sign the guest book or to leave a memorial message for her family.

Funeral services for Susie Roberts, 63, of Channelview, were held Saturday, October 6, 2007, at 12:00 noon at the St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church in Starkville, Mississippi, with the Rev. J.W. Leech officiating. Burial followed in Sessume Cemetery in Starkville, under the direction of West Memorial Funeral Home.
A native of Oktibbeha, Mississippi, she was a homemaker.
She passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at Legion Oaks Health Care Center in Houston after an illness.
Survivors include one son, Keith Roberts of Baytown; three daughters, Heather Roberts of Baytown, Britannica Gesora of Channelview and Princess Roberts of Baytown; seven brothers, Ollie Roberts, Arthur Roberts, Charlie Roberts, Ivory Roberts, Rory Roberts, Craig Roberts and Alan Roberts; sisters, Golena Conley, Margie Moore, Lory Roberts, Mattie Tate, and Shirley Roberts.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Wells Funeral Service, Liberty.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 6, 2007 for David Walton Sanders, 86, of Liberty, at 2:00 p.m. at Heights Baptist Church in Liberty.
He was born on January 3, 1921, in Shields, the son of Norman William Sanders and Katherine Gertrude Sprayberry. He was a retired truck driver for Robertson Tank Lines. He enjoyed fishing and family reunions.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army for four years and in the Navy for eight years. He drove a tank while in the army. David served at Pearl Harbor and was on the US.S. Juneau while in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Sanders died at his residence on Tuesday, October 2, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Martha Franklin and Katherine Edwards; daughter, Jewel Wiggins; son, Donald Johnson; brothers, Dub, Buddy, Fred, Franklin and Harlin Sanders; and sisters, Vera Plaster, Leda Mae Sanders and Dora Lee Sanders.
Survivors include his daughter, Betty McCollough and husband, Leo Jr.; son, Kenneth Johnson and wife, Cindy; sisters, Francis McWhirter and Jessie Loraine Tindall and husband, Sam; grandchildren, Tacy Wiggins DuBose and husband, James, Jessie Leo McCollough III and Jacob Ryan McCollough, Henry Ardes Johnson Jr. and wife, Paige, Kenneth Lee Johnson Jr. and wife, Kate; and sister-in-laws, Bonnie and Shirley Sanders; eight great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2007, for Lorna Eileen Scarborough, 79, in the chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis. Interment of her ashes were at Azle Cemetery in Azle.
A wife and mother, she died on October 5, 2007. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Douglas and Stephen Scarborough.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Charles S. Scarborough; son, Bruce Scarborough and wife, Janie; grandsons, Chad, Bruce Jr., and Morgan Scarborough; granddaughters, Kimberly Van Wei, Shannon Buett and Sarah Scarborough; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
You may leave a written tribute to the family on the website at www.shmfh.com.

Funeral services were held at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City for Henry Cowen Troutman, 81, of Cleveland, on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Interment followed in the Hawley Cemetery, Bay City.
He was born November 15, 1925 in Blessing, Texas, to the late Horace and Mable Troutman.
Mr. Troutman passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 29, 2007. His brothers, Don and Harold Troutman and sister Norma York preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife, Jessie Troutman; sons, Henry Alan Troutman and Frank Cowen Troutman and significant other, Melissa Kahl; daughters, Donna Kay Watkins and husband, Larry, Lisa Jefferies and husband, Scott, Crystal Marie Troutman and significant other, Eddie Bannister, Jennifer Ann Dean and husband, Brent; grandchildren, Chad Watkins and wife Wendy, Kacey McKellar-Hendrix, Kevin McKellar and wife, Amber, Janet McKellar, Gregory Jefferies, Amelia Dean, Jacob Dean, Damon Guy Devance, Jacob Bannister, Tyler Bannister and Eddie Bannister Jr.; sister, Dora Warn; brothers, Fred and Howard Troutman and Ralph Aiken; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Cullen Watkins; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Local arrangements were entrusted to Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.









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