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East Texas News - Obituaries
Big Thicket Messenger - October 12, 2008 - October 19, 2008

Coachman
Funeral services for Lizzie Coachman, 82, of Austin, previously of Livingston, were held Saturday, October 18, 2008 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, with the Rev. L.C. Youngblood officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Cemetery in Shepherd.
She was born September 11, 1926 in Livingston, the daughter of the late Martha Goree Coachman and Lee Coachman. She died October 14 in Austin.
Survivors include her children, Mary Thompson (Tommy), Martha Coachman (Walter), Shilo and Danny: grandchildren, LaShawn Bailey, Kathleen Coachman, Mary Jane (Bo), Dorothy Wyatt and Sharon Eldridge (Robert); great-grandchildren, Dadrian Atwood, Davy Luckey, Daza Luckey, LaSha Wheeler, Denzel Hamilton, Demetrius and Byron, Toran, Tametha, Dakisha (Willie), Tokeshia Harris (William): and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Dadrian Atwood, Denzel Hamilton, Freddie Sample, Noland Sharp, Dazuire Curtis and Chezarue Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were friends and family.
Duncan Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements. 

Cole
Funeral services for Theodore R. Cole, were held Saturday, October 18, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Joseph Daniels of Anderson Chapel Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh Cemetery in Moscow.
He was born December 8, 1930 in Zavalla, the son of Jim and Belle Cole. He attended Dunbar School in Livingston.
He was retired from Brown & Root and had also worked part-time at Brookshire Brothers. He was a member of Anderson Chapel Baptist Church.
He died on October 11 in Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Cole, whom he married in 1966; sons, James Austin, Johnny Robinson and Marvin Robinson; daughters, Mary Cooper, Virginia (Lonnie), Burch and Joyce (Velton) Price; niece, Patricia Cole; nephews, Clyde Cole Jr. and T.C. Cole; 27 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; special daughter, Virginia McGowen; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Michael Adams, James Green Sr., Coranza Tellis, Emory Price Sr., Marvin Robins Jr., Gerald Robinson, Patrick Robinson and Keith Harrell Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Burch, Richard Jackson, Coranza Tellis Jr., James Green Jr., Andre Burch, LaDon Robinson, Eric Bretz, Jessie Washington, Brookshire Brothers No. 21 employees, Paul Fontenot, the Rev. Douglas Wright and the Rev. Michael Mosley.
Charles Mortuary, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Duhon
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 14, 2008 for Susanna Sylestine Duhon, 83, of Livingston, in the Indian Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. David Busby and Debbie Kleinman officiating. Burial followed in the Indian Reservation Cemetery.
She was born February 24, 1923 in Livingston, the daughter of Frank W. and Frances H. Battise Sylestine.
She died on Saturday, October 11, 2008 in Woodville. Her parents; husband, Leroy Duhon; daughter, Avie Alec; grandson, Lester Battise Jr.  and brothers, James Monroe Sylestine and Martin Sylestine, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Frances Battise and Sharon Miller, both of Livingston; son, Billy Frank Sylestine and wife, Myra, of Livingston; grandchildren, Kevin Battise, Vicki Yellowfish, Teresa Battise, Obrey Alec, Lyndon Alec, Cecil Alec Jr., Paula Alec, Frank Alec, William C. Sylestine, Reginald Ryan Sylestine, Allison Poncho and Frank C. Sylestine; 28 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren;  two nieces and two nephews.
Pallbearers were Taylor Thompson, Matthew Long, Bruce Battise Sr., Micah Robinson, Tobine Alec, Kenny Alec, Ricky Yellowfish Jr., Logan Alec, Manning Robinson and Chad Alec. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Nettles, Ted Weatherly, John Peveto and all her grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

Hill
Funeral services for Earnie Earline Hill, 79, of Goodrich, were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2008, in Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Danny Moye officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Livingston.
She was born June 26, 1929 in Nacogdoches, the daughter of Ernest and Villa Rankin Hutchinson, and died on October 16, 2008 in Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin. Her parents; husband, Louie Hill; and two brothers, Buddy Hutchinson and Bobby Hutchinson preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Eva jean and Van Curtis, of Buna; daughter, Madine Allen of Goodrich; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Tom Clifton; daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Joe Celedon of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Louie E. and Linda Hill Jr., of Goodrich; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne and Tommy Ray Spokes: and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were James Ray Spikes, Mark Mullins, Chad Hill, Jamie Hill, John Hampton, Wayne Bland and Bobbie Woods.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Berry
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 16, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. for Mildred L. Long Berry, 92, of Tarkington Prairie, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Barnhill officiating. Interment followed at Ryan Cemetery.
She was born February 23, 1916 in Houston, to parents Theobald and Mattie Sham Hartman. She had lived in Tarkington Prairie since 1946 after moving from East Houston.  She was owner and operator of the Long’s Dairy Farm for more than 24 years. She attended the Pentecostal Church, enjoyed quilting, gardening, and raising Holstein cattle.
She passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in Cleveland. Her parents< the father of her children, William S. Long; her husband, Gene Berry; sons, Carol Long and Sammie Long; daughter, Mary Long Robinson; sister, Margaret Wallace; and brother, Leslie Hartman, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons, Jack Long and wife, Beverly, of Cleveland, John Robert Long of Tarkington, Delma Long and wife, Marilyn, of Conroe; daughters, Bessie Baines and husband, Lee, of Conroe and Margaret Prevost of Warren; step-daughters, Bonnie Burke and husband, Tracy, of Tarkington and Judy Coons of Huffman; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian Arnold of Channelview; brother, Adolf Hartman of East Houston; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Jason Long, Jackie Long, Johnny Long, Freddie Provost, Donald Pratt, Bobby Long, Ronnie Benton and Dewayne Purswell.
Services were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Craig
Funeral services for Ethel Carrie Craig, 84, of Hull, were held Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Allison Funeral Service Chapel, with the Revs. Tony Hines and Jerrol Wallace officiating.
Ethel was born on February 15, 1924 in Weeks Island, Louisiana, to Edward A. Fields and Cecile Pinell Fields and she graduated from Franklin Louisiana High School in 1941.
She married Thomas Lester “Pete” Craig on November 16, 1941 in Jennrette, Louisiana.
She was a switchboard operator for a number of years. They moved to the Liberty County area in 1954 and she worked in the cafeteria at the Hardin Independent School District before retiring.
They were members of the Moss Hill United Pentecostal Church. Ethel was the 10th of 12 children and cooking was her thing. She shared the food with many, and she enjoyed working in her garden. Ethel was a care-giver and spent a lot of time making dolls with her hands.
She died at her home on Friday, October 10, 2008. Her parents; an infant son, Dwight Mitchell Craig; and her 10 brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Thomas “Pete” Craig of Hull; a son, Tommy Craig and special friend, Florence Green of Hull; daughters, Pamela Sue Creel and husband, Glenn, of Hardin and Becky and Dave Johnson of Whitehouse, Texas; a brother, Eugene Fields of Lake Charles, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Gordon Creel and wife, Jennifer, Karrie Hamons and husband, Foy, Jeremy Creel and wife, Amanda, and Kolby Burmaster and wife, Candace; and four great-grandchildren, Hunter and Grayson Creel and Emma and Ethan Hamons; plus a host of other family members and friends.
Allison Funeral Services, Liberty, were in charge of arrangements.

Gilbert
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2008 for Dolores M. Jannise-Gilbert, 81, of Liberty, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty. Burial followed at the Liberty Catholic Cemetery.
She was born March 2, 1927 in Lafayette, Louisiana, the daughter of Adrian Deshotels and Alice Boudreaux and has resided in the Liberty area throughout her lifetime.
She was a homemaker, member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and enjoyed shopping, travel, collecting pink, eating chocolate and especially spending time with family and friends.
She died on Friday, October 10, 2008, at the Magnolia Place Nursing Home in Liberty. Her father, Adrian Deshotels; mother, Alice Boudreaux Riche; and husband, Julian Jannise, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons, Julian “Cisco” Jannise Jr. and Toby Jannise and wife, Brenda K., all of Liberty; daughters, Laura Jannise Morris and husband, Howard and Barbara Jannise Owens and husband, Al, all of Crosby, Brenda Jannise of Liberty, and Mary Jannise Williams of Mt. Airy, North Carolina; brothers, Cecil Jude Riche of Schulenburg and James Riche of Hammond, Louisiana; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, handled the funeral arrangements.

Kelly
Sylvia A. Pinch Kelly, 61, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 after an extended illness.
She was born October 9, 1947 in Abington, Pennsylvania, to parents William A. and Eva Agnes McAnally Pinch.
She had lived in Dayton for the past 10 years after moving from Deer Park. Mrs. Kelly had worked as a security guard.
Arrangements were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home and the family will hold a memorial for Mrs. Kelly at a later date.
Her parents; her husband, Frank S. Kelly; and her brother, Billy Pinch, preceded Mrs. Kelly in death.
Survivors include her son, Anthony Gay and wife, Lesha, of Atascocita: her daughter, Angela Gay and Aurelian Lacomb of Dayton; four grandchildren, Gavin Anthony Gay, Trey Yendry, Tyler Yendry and Ariana Yendry; brothers, Larry Pinch of Dayton, Jerry Pinch of Pennsylvania and Kenny Pinch of Alabama; close friend, Jo Jo Fontenot of Dayton; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

McCarty
A graveside service for Shirley Faye McCarty, 73, were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2008, in Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty with the Rev. Dick Lintleman officiating.
She was born in Paris, Texas, on May 31, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Otis and Dorothy Lewis Ferguson. She was a co-owner of McCarty Vacuum Service with her husband. Faye loved to sew, work in her garden, as well as cook for her family.
She passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 in Beaumont. Her brother, Charles Ferguson, along with her parents preceded her in death.
She leaves behind her beloved husband of 54 years, Jimmy “Rick” McCarty of Liberty; daughter, Pamela Robbins and her husband, Wesley, of Liberty; son, Randy McCarty of Liberty; sisters, Virginia Walker and her husband, Charles, Donna Baer and her husband, Larry and Sarah Lands; brother, Gerald Ferguson and his wife, Eileen; grandson, Tyler Robbins and his wife, Ashley; numerous nieces and nephews.
Faye will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Allison Funeral Services, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.
To share condolences online visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.
 
McMillen
Graveside funeral services for Doris Franklin Brown Scott Harris McMillen, 91, of Liberty, were held on Thursday, October 16, 2008, at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty, with the Rev. Dick Lintelman officiating.
Doris was born on November 30, 1916 to Charles Albert Brown and Lillie La Grone Brown in Stanford, Texas.
She was a member of the North Main Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 5621 in Liberty. Doris enjoyed painting; working in her flower garden and her family was her greatest joy.
She passed away on Monday, October 13, 2008 at her residence. Her parents; husbands, Gordon Paul Scott, Fred Lemon Harris and Dewy A. McMillen Jr.; three sons, Gordon Paul Scott Jr., Freddie Eugene Scott and Charles Robert Scott; and step-son, Alfred McMillen, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons, James Ray Scott and wife, Sandra Louise Scott of Coldspring, Richard Lee Scott and wife, Joyce, of LaPlace, Louisiana, Gary Wayne Scott of Liberty; daughter, Debbie Darlene Scott of Liberty; daughters-in-law, Lylene Scott of Sugarland and Paula Scott; stepsons, Dewey A. McMillen III and Ervin McMillen and wife, Maria; stepdaughters, Marie McMillen, Leona Hall and husband, John, and Roseanne McMillen; 20 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, Liberty.
To view and sign the online guestbook, go to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Myers
Funeral service for Haydin Austin Myers, infant son of Jacob E. and Leslie L. Cairns Myers, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Daisetta. Burial followed in East Sandy Cemetery in New Waverly.
Haydin was born January 3, 2008 in Twenty Nine Palms and has resided there throughout his life.
He passed away on October 6, 2008, in Twenty Nine Psalms, California.
Survivors include his parents, Jacob E. and Leslie L. Cairns Myers of Twenty Nine Palms, California; brother, Hunter A. Myers of Twenty Nine Palms, California; grandparents, Edward and Rhonda Myers of Liberty, Elizabeth Gagne and husband, Gaston, of Raywood, and Robert E. Cairns and wife, Carol, of Cypress; great-grandparents, Lon and Sandra Myers of Indiana, Marion and Barbara May of Old Snake River and Linda Mixon of Baytown; great-great grandparents, Bernice Bryan of Dickinson and Edith Leatherman of Indiana; and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Romine
A graveside service for Allen G. Romine, 75, of Rye, was held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Concord Cemetery, with the Rev. J.S. Hartman officiating.
He was born July 7, 1933 in Mt. Lakes, New Jersey, to parents, George A. and Pearl Lynch Romine.
He graduated from Parsippany High School in New Jersey and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He had lived in Rye for the past 25 years after moving from Deer Park, where he worked in construction. Mr. Romine loved his family, especially his grandchildren, and he enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He passed away on Friday, October 10, 2008, at his home after an extended illness. His parents and one daughter, Cindy Cassel, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ingle L. Beins Romine of Rye; sons, Peter Beins and wife, Krish, of Missouri City and Allen G. Romine Jr. of Rye; his daughter, Kathleen Moore and husband, Mike, of Liberty; grandchildren, Ryan, Deeann, Roxanne, Raeann and Anna;  great-granddaughter, Allison; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.
  
Scott
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2008 for Mary Helen Scott, 77, at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton, with Pastor Robert Brantly officiating. Burial was in Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty.
She was born May 2, 1931 in San Angelo, the daughter of the late Sherman James Clayton Sr. and Mozelle Bell Williams Clayton.
She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Mary was caring, loving and was as devoted to her family as se was to her bible study.
She passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2008 in Baytown with her beloved family by her side.  Her parents and her sisters, Laura Bernice Clayton and Wilma Lee Clayton, preceded her in death.
She leaves behind her husband, of 56 years, L.D. Scott; her children, Mary Ann Scott, Jerry Lawrence Scott and his wife, Laura, and Connie Sue Craig and her husband, Larry; brothers, James Edward Clayton and his wife, Judy, Sherman James Clayton Jr. and his wife, Pam; four grandchildren, Brian Scott, Heather Scott, Jonathan Craig and his wife, Jennifer and Cassandra Craig; her great-grandchild, Jonathan Craig Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.
Online contributions may be sent to www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Tabb
Graveside services for Kenneth Paul Tabb, 73, of Dayton, were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2008 at Rabey-Parsley Cemetery in Evangeline, Louisiana. Visitation was held on Thursday evening at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. A wake was held at 7:00 p.m.
He was born August 12, 1935 in Scott, Louisiana, to parents, William Tabb and Bernice Crader Tabb.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, a life member of the Nolan D. Pickett VFW Post 5621 in Liberty, coached Little League, enjoyed baseball, football, and talking with his friends.
He retired from U.S. Steel, where he was a welder.
Mr. Tabb passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in Baytown. His parents; son, Ken Tabb Jr.; his brother, Keith Joseph Tabb; and sister, Yvonne Hicks, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his four children; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Williams
A memorial for James Paul Williams, 61, of Dayton, will be held at a later date.
He was born June 24, 1947 in Fairmont, West Virginia, the son of Francis Marion Williams and Lena Alice Williams.
He served in the United States Marine Corp. during Vietnam and lived in the Dayton area for the past 25 years.
He had been employed by Brown and Root, enjoyed playing cards, dominoes and being with his family and friends.
Mr. Williams passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2008, in Houston after an illness. His parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by numerous family and friends.
Arrangements were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.
Wylie
Funeral services for Kevin Earl Wylie, 23, were held at 2>30 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2008, at the Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, with the Rev. Wade McKinney officiating. Burial followed in Holly Grove Cemetery.
Kevin was born January 15, 1985 in Anahuac, the son of James Earl Wylie and Melinda Jo Hatfield Wylie.
He graduated from West Hardin High School in 2003 and joined the Army. He was a combat engineer stationed at Fort Hood.
Kevin enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles and jet skiing. He was a Little League baseball coach and coached winning teams. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Kevin passed away in Yorktown, New York on Saturday, October 11, 2008. His two grandfathers, Thomas Earl Wylie and Guy E. Hatfield, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his parents, James and Melinda Wylie of Rye; a wife, Brandi Leann Wylie of Temple; sister, Casey Nichole Wylie of Rye; two grandmothers, Bennie Jo Hatfield of Anahuac and Bonnie Charles Foster of Rye; numerous aunts, uncles and a host of friends and other family members.
Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.
To share condolences online visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Anderson
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 for Devin Keith Anderson, 24, of Dayton, at 10:30 a.m. at Ames Catholic Church in Eastgate. Burial followed at St. Anne’s Cemetery.
Devin was born January 3, 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of Vincent and Donna Anderson Petters.
He lived in the Dayton area most of his life. He was a graduate of Dayton High School and was employed as a sales associate with Wal-Mart.
Devin was an altar worker in his church and also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was active in both FFA and 4-H and loved being with his family and friends.
Devin was a prankster and enjoyed making people laugh. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Devin passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008, at Liberty-Dayton Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include his parents, Vincent and Donna Anderson Petters; sister, Sarah Petters; brother, Paul Petters; maternal grandparents, Donald and Betty Anderson; paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Evelyn Petters, all of Dayton; godparents, Katrina McNeely and Jeffrey Petters; also many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Carroll
A memorial celebration of life was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18, at the family residence for Steve E. Carroll, 59, of Liberty.
Steve was born December 30, 1948, in Andrews, the son of Hubert and Lillie Mae Phillips Carroll.
He was a former resident of Crosby, and has resided in the Liberty area for the past five years.
He was a graduate of Andrews High School, Class of 1967, and had attended Odessa Academy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, with service during Vietnam. He was a self-employed field consultant was Baptist by faith. He also enjoyed antiques, gardening, hunting and fishing.
Mr. Carroll died on Saturday, October 4, 2008 in Houston. His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Becky Schuster Carroll of Liberty; sons, Steve E. Carroll Jr. and his wife, Erica, of Liberty, Jason Carroll and wife, Ashley, and Bryan  Carroll and his wife, Cheryl, all of Atascocita; daughter, Michelle McKenzie of Liberty; five grandchildren, Hunter, Alyson, Shelby, Khloe, Aimee and one on the way; sister, Betty Harrelson of Demming, New Mexico; and numerous other relatives and friends.
 Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Ethridge
Memorial services for Herman E. Ethridge, 61, of Dayton, were held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2008, at the Crosby Church.
Herman was born May 8, 1947 in Houston, to parents, Ray and Billie Clements Ethridge.
He was a former resident of Houston and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 15 years.
He was a graduate of Cy-Fair High School, a veteran of the U.S. Army with service during Vietnam, a member of the Anahuac Masonic Lodge #955 and Crosby Church. He enjoyed rodeos, team roping, saddle  bronc riding and hunting.
He died on Monday, October 6, 2008, at his residence. His parents and one sister, Velma Jean Black.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Buckles Ethridge of Dayton; daughters, Anna Golightly of Bellville, Julie Svoboda and husband, Blake, of Cypress, Jennifer Wilson and husband, Tray, of Edmond, Oklahoma and Angela Coleman and husband, Mark, of Houston; six grandchildren; brothers, Ray Ethridge and wife, Annette, of Loveland, Colorado, Harvey Ethridge and wife, Mary, of Houston and David Ethridge of Tomball; sister, Pamela Vannis of Phoenix, Arizona; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

Traywick
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 10, 2008, for David Ellis Traywick, 72, of Devers, at the Allison Funeral Service, Liberty at 10:00 a.m. Burial followed in the Whittington Cemetery, Devers.
David was born on October 21, 1935 in Horatio, Arkansas, to Jewell Traywick and Vera Pettigrew Traywick. David graduated from Liberty High School in 1953. He was a U.S. Army veteran and graduated from Lamar University.
David married Kenna Lalon Ray on August 1, 1958 in Devers.
He managed the Nome Supply Company in Nome and knew almost every thing about farm equipment.
David was a real fisherman and he enjoyed hunting. David was a member of the Devers Methodist Church and the Devers school board.
He died on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 in a Beaumont hospital. His parents and a brother preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Kenna Lalon Traywick of Devers; sons, Wayne Robert Traywick and wife, Pat, Darrin Ellis Traywick and wife, Angie; brothers, Winford, Glendale and Lee Traywick; sisters, Wanda Vera Lee and Waniese Bautsch; and six grandchildren, Tracey, Darrick, Angie, Candy, Jay and Andra Traywick.
Arrangements were under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, Liberty.
To share condolences online visit www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Welder
A Mass of Christian burial for William Duncan Welder III, 54, of Dayton, was held on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty. Interment followed at Liberty Catholic Church.
He was born May 7, 1954 in Baytown, the son of William Duncan Welder Jr. and Wanda Nell “Rickie” Simmons Welder.
Duncan was a lifetime resident of Dayton, where he graduated from Dayton High School in 1972. He attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Liberty.
He had worked in operations support at Chevron for the past 31 years, was a longtime resident of Dayton before moving to Smith Point two years ago. He enjoyed sailing, traveling, cooking, gardening and was an avid reader.
He passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008 in South Padre Island. His grandparents, William D. Welder Sr., Rosella Wilcox Welder, Oscar Simmons and Della Simmons, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his parents, Duncan and Rickie Welder of Dayton; his son, W. Duncan Welder IV and wife, Alicia, of Dayton; his daughter, Anna L. Codon and husband, Scott, of Angelton; three grandchildren, Jackson Avery Welder, Caitlyn Nell Welder and Carys Rhea Welder, all of Dayton; brothers, James Patrick Welder and wife, Ann, of Boerne, John Amos Welder and wife, Trudy, of Dayton; sisters, Mary Welder Collins and husband, Tom, of Huffman, Sarah Ann Adams and husband, Peter, of Richmond, Illinois, Patricia Suzanne Shea and husband, Bill, of Trondheim, Norway; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.
Arrangements were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.



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