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Big Thicket Messenger - Obituaries
For the Week of September 10, 2007 - September 16, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company



Kubes
A memorial visitation for James Edward Kubes, 61, of Dayton, at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton on August 29, 2007.
He was born on January 14, 1946 in Liberty, the son of Joseph and Anna Kubes. James was a graduate of Dayton High School. He later attended and graduated from the University of Houston.
Mr. Kubes passed away on August 14 in Louisiana.
Survivors include one uncle, John Kalenda of Dayton.
Condolences may be made online at www.sterlingfuneralhome.com.

Majors
Johnny Mack Majors, Sr., 67, of Liberty, was called home on August 30, 2007.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty. Interment followed the service at Palms Cemetery in Dayton.
He was born on May 23, 1940 in Beaumont, the son of Johnny Leonard Majors and Ina Jane Powell. He was the owner/operator of an auto parts store, and a member of the Church of God. He loved fishing, watching football and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sherry Cleveland; and brother, Robert Neal.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Irene Majors of Liberty; two children, Johnny Majors and wife, Trina, of Liberty and Samantha Arabie and husband, Keith, of Baytown; grandchildren, Johnny Majors III, Brandalynn Majors, James Pennington, Amy Pennington, Hannah Arabie and Emily Arabie; three sisters, Janice Morgan, Joyce Hughes and Sylvia Lunt and husband, Bruce.
To view and sign the guest book, go to allisonfuneralservice.com.
Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

McAdams
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 23, 2007 for Daniel “Danny” Joe McAdams, 52, at Neal Funeral Home in Cleveland. Interment followed at the Memorial Rest Gardens in Cleveland.
Danny passed away on Monday, August 20, 2007, in Northwest Medical Center, Houston. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Mary Jo Currie McAdams.
Survivors include his loving father, Dewey McAdams and wife, Lynn; daughter, Danielle Jolette McAdams; brother, Dewey Dean McAdams and wife, Candace; sister, Juanita Carol Smith.
Arrangements were under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Murry
Funeral services for Alice Murry were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Alice, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed from this life on August 23, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, DA Murry.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Carter and husband, Nick, and son DA Murry Jr. and wife, Linda; brothers, Cleo Vann, Loyd Vann, Horace Vann, AJ Vann; and sisters, Faye Lilly, Mattie Richards; 9 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Alice was a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years, an avid deer hunter and a great cook with love as her main ingredient. She became a counselor to many wishing to examine the Bible for a deeper meaning and a way of life. Her wish was that all of her family would participate in church and know Jesus as their Savior. She mothered all who needed a mother’s love and made all feel special. Dedicated to 2 churches, Hibbard Memorial Baptist Church and Bear Creek Baptist Church in her lifetime. She worked on the NFISD School board, as a beautician and a secretary/bookkeeper until retirement. She took the position as bookkeeper for Bear Baptist Church in her later years until her illness. Mother was always there when needed. The family wishes to thank the staff, nurses and technicians of Nexus special Hospital in Shenandoah for their professional and loving care provided.
Pallbearers were Grandsons, Chris Cates, Dee Cates, Kevin Murry, James Murry, Kevin Carter, Paul Murry, Jack Kutzer and Matt Dennis. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Kutzer, Jason Carter, Matt Dennis, Jake Murry and Devn Cates.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

North
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 1, 2007 for Lorraine Raymond North, 73, of Liberty, at 11:00 a.m. at Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Cross officiating. Burial was in Martha Godfrey cemetery in Double Bayou under the direction of Wells Funeral Services of Liberty.
A native of Hankamer, she passed away on August 28 at her residence.
Survivors include her two daughters, Letitia Winters of Liberty and Zola Artis of Wallisville; one son, Henry Earl of Anahuac; three brothers, Willie J. Raymond, Walter Raymond and Douglas Raymond, all of Hankamer; two sisters, Ellarine Anderson and Sue Foster, both of Anahuac; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Wells Funeral Services, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Nugent
Funeral services were held at Allison Funeral Services for Lacy Eugene Nugent, 80, of Daisetta, on August 26, 2007.
L.E. was born April 9, 1927 in Daisetta to Eugene and Maude Taylor Nugent. He worked security for C.D. Well Service.
Mr. Nugent died on August 24 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Delores Downs Nugent; second wife, Juanita Faye Nugent; sons, Ronnie Nugent and Donnie Nugent; and brother, Odell Nugent.
Survivors include his sons, Overton Charles Nugent and Randy Nugent and wife, Carol; daughters, Pamela Joy Smart and husband, Michael, Beverly Fregia and husband, Marvin, Linda Sullivan and husband, Wayne, Cassondra Harris and husband, David, and Mary Wright and husband, Ronnie; brothers, Manuel and Ovie Lee Nugent and Carol Raymond Nugent and wife, Ruby, and Lonnie Nugent; sisters, Iva Mae Able, Bonnie Nugent, Opal Faye Grabboski and husband, Henry, and Myrtle Brewer and husband, Darrell; 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Arrangements were under the direction of Allison Funeral Services of Liberty. To view Web site, go to allisonfuneralservices.com.

Pearson
Funeral services were held at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, for Joe A. Pearson, 59, of Dayton, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel and at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2007 at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington, Nebraska. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Nebraska.
He was born July 21, 1948 in Broken Bow, Nebraska, the son of Paul A. and Mary A. Bruce Pearson. He was a member of the Class of 1966 SEM High School in Nebraska. He then attended McCook Jr. College and Cerney State University.
Joe had lived in Houston since 1980, moving to Dayton 15 years ago. He was currently employed with Budweiser where he had worked for the past 17 years as a maintenance mechanic. He loved his family especially his kids and grandkids, enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, reading, NASCAR, also digging, cleaning and cutting gemstones.  
Mr. Pearson passed away on Monday, August 27, at East Houston Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father; and one daughter, Tanya Jo Pearson.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Marsha Naprstek Pearson of Dayton; his sons, Mike Pearson and wife, Jennifer, of Dayton, Monte Todd Florom of Glaskow, Kentucky and William Florom and wife, Cerissa, of Cleveland; four grandchildren, Brandy Florom, Calynn, Taylor and Ricky Owens; mother, Mary A. Bruce Pearson of Oconto, Nebraska; sister, Lori Pearson of Oconto, Nebraska; brothers, Duane Pearson and wife, Sandy, of Linden, Alabama, Jerry Pearson and wife, Julie, of Andrews, Minnesota and Gil Pearson of Oconto, Nebraska; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of local arrangements.

Roberts
Funeral services for Donnie Roberts, 69, of Livingston, were held Thursday, August 30, in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Jennings officiating.  Burial followed in Restland Memorial Park.
Mr. Roberts enjoyed camping and fishing with his family and friends. He also loved to garden and raise his rabbits and chickens.
He passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at his residence. He is preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Kea Roberts.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patricia Hodges Roberts; their children, Nick Mayer, Mitchell Roberts and wife, Shelley, Kenneth Roberts and wife, Rosalinda and Donna Williams and husband, Lawrence; one brother, Ken Roberts and wife, Diane; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Eddie Campbell, Jim Palmer, Joshua Palmer, Lewis Landsman, Tom Wootton and Terry Allison.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.pacefuneral.com.

Thagard
Funeral services for David Joseph Thagard, 24 years, 3 months and 2 days, of the Cypress area in northwest Houston area, were held Saturday, September 1, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Calobe Isaacs officiating. Burial followed in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Hortense.
Daniel was born on May 26, 1983 in Houston, Harris County the son of Bill David and Virginia Ann Marsh Thagard. Known as “Dan, The Man,” he was an eighth generation Texan on his mother’s side of the family. He was the baby of the family, the youngest of five children, and his mother always said he was “full of character.”
He was known as someone who lived fast and passed too young, was loyal, hard-working, and who was dependable when he gave his word. Family members say they take comfort in the knowledge that during his lifetime he possessed at one time a fast, classy pickup truck, a top-of-the-line Honda four-wheeler, the motorcycle of his dreams and almost everything else he ever wanted. They said he wore them out before their time, but he enjoyed every minute of it and was a joy to watch while he did it.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bill David Thagard; his maternal grandfather, Manton Eddie Marsh Jr.; and his paternal grandparents, Warren Herman and Verna Bielamowicz Thagard.
He is survived by his mother, Virginia Ann Marsh Thagard; his sister, Veronica and husband, Jerry Wayne House and her children, Jacob Manton Willis, Kayla Dianne Willis, Joshua Michael Willis and Kira Danielle Willis and stepson, Dustin Jay House; his brother, Jason Noll Thagard and wife, Robin and their children, Kyndal Jae and Cody Nash; his brother, Matthew David Thagard and wife, Gina, their son, Brock David and step-daughter, Mykala Whatley; his brother, Clinton Warren Thagard and wife, Christian and their son, Jaden Clint; his grandmother, Alma Hickman Marsh; his great-grandmother, Rreather Hickman; his girlfriend, Kim Shutlz and her daughter, Angelica; his pets, Athena Mia, Jules Verne, Hanna, Lexie, Tinkerball, Diesel and Woody; several turtles and one tiny shark, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
Pallbearers were Jason Noll Thagard, Matthew David Thagard, Clinton Warren Thagard, Christopher Michael Benson, Justin Rust and Eddie L. Gittens.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Wilkinson
Funeral services were held on Saturday, august 18, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at Splendora Assembly of God Church for Beatrice N. Wilkinson, 81, of Splendora. Interment was at Peebles Cemetery in Goodrich.
She was born in Splendora on October 18, 1925 the daughter of Jessie and Nora Wiggins, who preceded her in death.
She passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Wilkinson Jr.; brothers, Richard, Robert, Bennie and Frank Wiggins; sister, Nettie Goodrum; and her sons, Charles and Aubry Holder.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Walker of Splendora; son, Jimmy Holder and Annette of Hearne; brothers, J.D. Wiggins and Jennie, Darrell Wiggins and Mary; grandchildren, Mike and Dina Walker, Greg and Jan Holder, Shannon and Michelle Walker, Steve and Bernice Holder, Tony and Tammy Holder, Brian and Mistie Walker, Eric Holder, Nathan Holder, Amber and John Reynolds; great-grandchildren, Scott, Drew and Zackary Walker, Oryan and Karlee Holder, Brady and Shea Walker, Bentley and Hagen Walker, Jared and Ross Reynolds, Krystal, Kaleb and Kanaan Holder; great-great granddaughter, Adlei Holder; along with many other cherished family members and caring friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Young
Harry R. Young died on August 22, 2007 in Katy. He was 82 years old.
He was born on October 9, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri, but he lived in Coldspring, Texas the last 35 years of his life, next door to his good friends, Paul and Doris.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie Young; son, Daniel R. Young; and his granddaughter, Holly E. Young.
He is survived by his son, Donald P. “Bo” Young; granddaughter, Favor D. Fenwick; and great-grandsons, Taylor, Robbie and Chandler.
Mr. Young served in the U.S. Navy where he served as first class aviation machinists mate (flight. He loved to fly. He later went on to build a one-of-a-kind airplane that he flew as often as he could, earning him his experimental aircraft pilot license and repairman license. He was in the process of building another plane when he died.
He worked for ARCO until he retired in 1981 when he went on to be a volunteer fireman, full time grandpa, pilot and outdoorsman.
He loved his grandchildren, fishing, hunting and anything outdoors. His dearest love was his wife, Marjorie.
His completed plan will be donated to an aircraft museum and his plane in progress will be sent to an aviation school for completion, thanks to his good friends, Richard and Alf of the Cleveland Airport, two men who shared the love of flying with him.
A memorial service will be held for friends and family on September 8, at 2:00 p.m., followed by a reception at Trinity Lutheran Church, 221 Pan American Drive, Livingston.

Baughman
Funeral services for Edward Calvin Baughman, 79, were held on Thursday, August 30, 2007 in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery.
He was born December 13, 1927 in Columbia, Mississippi, the son of Enoch and Pearl Ball Baughman.
Mr. Baughman passed away on Sunday, August 26, in Memorial medical Center, Livingston. His parents; and his son, James “Eddie” Baughman, precede him in death. Survivors include his wife, Mary Evelyn Baughman of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Janie Baughman of Tarkington; daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Bobby Brinkley of Livingston; grandsons, Mark Baughman, Jason Baughman, Dean Franklin Jr. and wife, Tracey, Michael Baughman and Tyler Brinkley; great-grandsons, Joshua Baughman and Michael Reyes; great-granddaughter, Tristen Baughman; brother, Robert E. Baughman of Bassville, Mississippi; and sister, Mary McFerrin of Calhoun City, Mississippi.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements. 

Bell
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 30, 2007 for Robert Lawrence Bell, 72, of Corrigan, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Bob Smith officiating. Interment followed in Union Springs Cemetery.
He was born January 17, 1935 in Corrigan and died Tuesday, August 28, in Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin.
He was a millwright for Champion International and a Methodist by faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lela Maxey Bell; and brother, Johnny Bob Bell.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Joann Bell of Corrigan; son, Lawrence Anthony bell of Corrigan; daughter, Belinda Kay Ivy of Corrigan; sisters, Molly Sue Eaves of Hudson and Edna Earl Glawson of Corrigan; and grandchildren, Justin Ivy, Laura Almonzo and Corey Ivy.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Belote
Funeral services for Clarence Howard Belote, 90, of Anahuac, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church of Anahuac with Rev. Neil Arse officiating. Burial followed in the Anahuac Cemetery.He was born May 10, 1917 in Lufkin, the son of Jess Belote and Emmie McCormick. He attended Lufkin High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. Mr. Belote loved Golf.Mr. Belote died on August 28 at St. Joseph Manor in Bryan. He is preceded in death by his parents; and by his wife, Helen Komisar Belote.Survivors include his son, Richard “Dick” Belote; one daughter, Patricia Ann “Trish” Belote; one sister, Louise Arnold; five grandchildren, Derek Pitts, Jessica Pitts, Eric Belote, Jason Belote and Todd Belote; two granddaughters-in-law, Marilee and Lacy Belote; and one great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Belote.Sterling Funeral Home, Anahuac, was in charge of arrangements.

Bradley
Funeral services for Seburn Aubry Bradley, 81, of Chester, was held Sunday, August 26, 2007, at the Aubry Bradley Stadium in Chester, with Brother Larry Trest, Brother Halls Taylor, Brother Norman Turner and Brother Steffan Dirden officiating. A military graveside service was held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Chester under the command of the Navy.Seburn Aubry Bradley died on August 23, 2007. Mr. Bradley was born April 15, 1926 in Village Mills, to John and Martha Richardson Bradley. He lived in Tyler County most of his life. He served both the Chester ISD and the Woodville ISD as superintendent. He was known not only as a devoted husband and father, but as someone dedicated to his role as an educator. He poured his heart and soul into education which is evident in the adults who were honored to have called him teacher. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Chester Baptist Church.Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Kent Barnes and Brenda and Mark Davison, all of Chester; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Linda Bradley of Chester; sister-in-law, Nathalie Bradley of Kerrville; brothers-in-law, Troy Welch and wife, Murl Dean, of Camp Ruby and Rudy Welch and wife, Nelda, of Webster; nephews, Billy Dan Van Winkle and wife, Lee, of Carthage and Larry and Lynn Bradley of Kerrville; grandchildren, Tara and Kevin Burman of Livingston, Travis and Sheryl Barnes of Chester, Jeremiah and Erin Barnes of Livingston, Ashley Davison of Chester, Bradley Davison of Shepherd, Kim and Jason Riddle of Moscow and Beau Soefje of Austin; and great-grandchildren, Blake Burman, Kade Burman, Dane Barnes, Aubrey Lynn Barnes, Addison Barnes, Bradley Davison Jr., Brian Riddle, Kason Riddle and Justin Riddle. Pallbearers were Travis Barnes, Jeremiah Barnes, Kevin Burman, Bradley Davison, Beau Soefje and Billy Dan Van Winkle.A memorial book may be signed at wwww.rileyfuneralhome.com.Riley Funeral Home, Woodville, was in charge of arrangements.  

Cain
Funeral services for Clyde William Cain, 83, were held Sunday, August 27, 1923 in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dave Stovall and Don Goodwin officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.He was born August 27, 1923 in New Willard, the son of George and Essie Warren Cain. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, having attained the rank of PFC. He enlisted on February 12, 1943 in Houston and was discharged on January 10, 1946 at Fort Sam Houston.Mr. Cain passed away on Friday, August 24, 2007, in Livingston Convalescent Center. His wife, Linda; and his parents precede him in death.Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde Lee and Diane Cain of Jacksonville, Ralph Edward and Rhonda Cain of Euless, John Ernest and Nelva Cain of Livingston, George Warren and Renee Cain of Willis and Roger William Cain of Livingston; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Sue and Wesley Harwood of Livingston, Marlene and Jim Whelan of Brandon, Mississippi and Mary Beth and Gary Thompson of Livingston; grandchildren, Donnie, Jennifer, Nikki, Vikki, Timmy, Amanda, Andrew, Delana, Kimberly, Stanton, Grady, Stephen, Tamara and Brian; six great-grandchildren; sister, Trudie Miller of Livingston; and brother and sister-in-law, George Raymond “Buck” and Dottie Cain of Houston.Pallbearers were Donnie Cain, James Emanis, Andrew Whelan, Steven Gray, Ronnie Rozell and Raymond Cain. Honorary pallbearers were Leamon Ray Cain, Buddy Rozell, Paul Wayne Cain, John Baskin, Bobby Hermes, Billy McPike, Lewis Milner and Luther Milner.Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Cardwell
Graveside services were held Monday, August 27, 2007 for Larry Douglas Cardwell, 62, in Bold Springs Cemetery with Dale Snell officiating.
He was born on March 31, 1943 in Bay City, the son of Neil and Nina Byars Cardwell.
Mr. Cardwell died Friday, August 24, in Memorial Medical Center, Livingston. His father and grandparents, Sam Byars, Gladys Byars and Wanda Lewis preceded him in death.
Survivors include his mother, Nina; sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Larry Piper of College Station; sister, Teri Conaway of Bryan; aunt, Sybil Rogers of College Station; nephews, Rob Conaway of College Station, Jerry Conaway of Conway, Arkansas, and Nathan Piper and wife, Jean, of Madisonville; and nieces, Kim Conaway of Bryan and Lauren Stephenson and husband, Stan, of College Station.

Carver
Funeral services for Donald Terry Carver, 66, were held at Neal Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland on Friday, August 24, 2007.
He was born Monday, November 4, 1940 in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of the late James Doise Carver and the late Ida Pearl Turner Carver.
Mr. Carver passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, in Kingwood Medical Center. His sisters, Joy Trimm and Mary Sedivy preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife, Regina Ann Carver; three children, Tina Ann Rankin and husband, Dave, Crystal Christine Carver and KayCee Carver; brother, James Carver; two sisters, Shirley Landgraf and Jean Eady; grandchildren, Adrian Baylin Matthew, Emma Kate Rios, Sandor Christian Stone, Cheyenne Beatrice and Terry Elvin Rankin Jr.
Services were under the entrusted care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Collins
Funeral services for Mervyn H. Collins, 69, of Dayton, were held on Friday, August 31, 2007 at Calvary Baptist Church in Dayton with Revs. Tony Rogers and Wayne Hardin officiating. He was born October 26, 1937 in Alvin, the son of Clarence and Ruby Jordan Collins. He retired from Mobil Oil Company after serving 25 years. Mervyn was a devoted servant of God and to his family. He will probably be best remembered as a music director in the many churches in which he served in the Dayton area. Mervyn has served several churches in our area for many, many years as a music director. The songs that he performed seemed to come directly from his heart as he sang praises to his Lord.He has also served the people of our community by singing at numerous revivals, weddings and funerals. He was instrumental in the very beginnings of the now annual Easter Sunrise Services held at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton. For many years he would brave the elements and stand and deliver the most beautiful of melodies to all in attendance. He was ordained as a Deacon in the Baptist Church while serving at Trinity Baptist Church in Dayton in the late 1960’s and continued in that calling until his death. He had also served the congregations of Calvary Baptist Church, where he was still serving as Deacon and music director, and Grace Baptist Church, both located in Dayton. He was a loving father and grandfather, affectionately called Pa by his family and lived his life as an example for them and many others of what true Christianity is about. He passed away on August 28 in Baytown. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruby Collins and sister, Rita Faye Maddy. Survivors include his loving wife of over 50 years, Cheri Collins; children, Mervyn H. “Sput” Collins Jr. and wife, Lisa, Chad Collins and wife, Tracy, Beth Kratovil and husband, Dennis, and Bekie Macklin and husband, Danny; grandchildren, Chad “Scooter” Collins Jr., Nikki Collins, Bret Parrish, Sarah Collins, Ashli Parrish, Dustin Collins, Austin “Boone” Collins, D.J. Kratovil, Leah Collins, Steele Macklin, Chance Macklin, Cameron Collins and Ty Macklin; brother, Floyd Collins and wife, Pat; sister, Clarice Tanner and husband, Frank; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. His 13 grandchildren served as “Pa” bearers. Burial followed at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton, under the direction of Woodforest Funeral Home in Houston.

Compton
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 20, 2007, for Gary Lee “Catfish” Compton, 57, of Segno, in the Pace Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Tolbert Hudspeth officiating. Burial followed in New Prospect Cemetery in Timpson.
Mr. Compton passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2007, in Montgomery. He is preceded in death by his parents, B.C. and Doris Joy Compton.
Survivors include his wife of nine years, Micheale Compton of Segno; their children, Rodney Bryant and wife, Erica, of Richmond, Virginia, Tracy Ayarza of Houston, Donna Radcliffe and husband, Rhett, of Okinawa, Japan and Suzanne Cook of Houston; grandchildren, Stefan Stone, Jonathan Ayarza, Joshua Ayarza, Jessica Ayarza, Taran Radcliffe, Gabrielle Radcliffe, Samuel Marks, Tyler Cook, Brian Cook and Bradley Cook; and a host of extended family and friends.
Pallbearers were Bubba Hughes, Randy Oswalt, William Price, Bill Price, Jesse Basham and Gary Gilliam.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.pacefuneral.com.
Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Driver
Everette “Lee” Driver Jr., 67, of Dayton, passed away on August 30, in Houston after an extended illness.He was born March 2, 1940, the son of Everette Lee Driver Sr. and Fayetta Shook Driver. He was owner of Lee’s Valves and had lived in this area since 1988 after moving from Baytown. He enjoyed his work, television and planes.Survivors include his daughters, Vicki Martinez and husband, Rudy, of Dayton and Kim Jasper of Shreveport, Louisiana; sons, Eric Driver and Mark Driver, both of Dallas, and Blaze Driver of Dayton; sisters, Cynthia Driver and Katherine Hopson of League City; brother, Johnny Driver; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gatewood
Funeral services were held Monday, August 27, 2007, for Herman L. Gatewood, 80, at Allison Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty.Graveside services were held at Rosewood Cemetery in Sour Lake. Friends and family were invited to the home of Guy and Gail Gatewood after the services at Sour Lake.He was born October 15, 1926 in Burkburnet, the son of R.L. (Doc) and Thelma Coleson Gatewood. He was a 58 year member of Gladewater Masonic Lodge. Herman’s greatest joy was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Gatewood passed away peacefully on August 24 after a brief battle with cancer at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. His parents; his brother, R.L. Gatewood; and his daughter-in-law, Colleen Gatewood, preceded him in death.Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Gatewood of Liberty; his children, son, Guy and wife, Gail, of Sour Lake, and daughter, Gail Benson of Fargo, North Dakota; brothers, Clinton Gatewood and wife, Gert, of Fort Worth and Jack Gatewood and wife, Wanda, of Hampshire; three grandchildren, Michael Benson of Dallas, Christie Gatewood of Arlington and Lisa Shaw and husband, Jason; and two great-grandchildren, Deana Shaw and Elizabeth Shaw.The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be sent to the Liberty Municipal Library, 1710 Sam Houston Avenue, Liberty, Texas 77575. To sign the guest book go to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.Allison Funeral Services, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

S. Hartin
Funeral services for Susileigh Hartin, 77, were held Wednesday, August 28, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Francis Fredrick Chambers and Brother Wayne Landrum officiating. Burial followed in the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin.
She was born October 11, 1929 in Alvin, the daughter of Roy and Arleigh Jordan Chambers, both of who preceded her in death. Her husband, Thomas Hartin Sr., also died on August 22.
Mrs. Hartin died on Wednesday, August 22, in Montgomery County. Her husband, Thomas Hartin Sr., also died in the car accident with her.
Survivors include her sons, Thomas Franklin Hartin Jr. of Livingston, Kenneth Hartin of Dell City, Oklahoma, Eugene Burris of Splendora, Steven Hartin of Satsuma, Alaska, James Edward Hartin II and Robert Earl Hartin, both of Houston; daughters, Joyce Burris of Alvin, Janice Duty of Santa Fe, Suzanne Auer of Splendora, Gloria Files of Pasadena and Patricia Campbell of Livingston; 38 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John Patrick Fontenot, David Mayberry, Scott Fontenot, Shaun Burris, Michael Burris, Mark Harris, Darrell Sparkman and Jeremy Hartin.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

T. Hartin
Funeral services for Thomas Franklin Hartin, Sr., 80, were held Wednesday, August 29, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Francis Fredrick Chambers and Brother Wayne Landrum officiating. Burial followed in the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin.
He was born November 8, 1926 in Union Town, Alabama, the son of Thomas and Bertha Frith Hartin.
Mr. Hartin died Wednesday, August 22, in Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. His wife, Susileigh Hartin, who also died on August 22, and his parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his sons, Thomas Franklin Hartin Jr. of Livingston, Kenneth Hartin of Dell City, Oklahoma, Eugene Burris of Splendora, Steven Hartin of Satsuma, Alaska, James Edward Hartin II and Robert Earl Hartin, both of Houston; daughters, Joyce Burris of Alvin, Janice Duty of Santa Fe, Suzanne Auer of Splendora, Gloria Files of Pasadena and Patricia Campbell of Livingston; 38 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John Patrick Fontenot, David Mayberry, Scott Fontenot, Shaun Burris, Michael Burris, Mark Harris, Darrell Sparkman and Jeremy Hartin.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Havard
Graveside services for Ethel Doylene Havard, 56, of Dayton, were held Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton. She was born December 22, 1950 in Texas, the daughter of Doyle Havard and Winnie Neva Simmons Havard. She attended Dayton schools and Lee College in Baytown and was a member of South Dayton Baptist Church.  She was currently employed at Wal-Mart in Liberty.She passed away on August 25, 2007, at her home. Her parents and one brother, Bobby Banning preceded her in death.Survivors include her husband, John Thibodeaux; her sister, Donella Tilton and husband, Buddy; her niece, Jody Banning; and her great-nephew, Deven Watasa Ohiji.Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Hendricks
Terry Wayne Hendricks, 52, of Goodrich, died on August 28, 2007 at his home.
Born October 6, 1954 in Fort Worth, he was the son of Ben and Carol (Bates) Hendricks, both of whom preceded him in death.
Survivors include his brothers, Tom Hendricks and Gary Hendricks, both of Goodrich.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Johnson
Nelson Johnson, formerly of Livingston, died at his residence in Copperas Cove on August 15, 2007, at the age of 58.
He was married for 40 years to Becky and they had three children: Maureen Sterling of Livingston, Jason Johnson of Chula Vista, California and a son, Olun Marshal Johnson, who preceded him in death.
Heather Loman of Chattanooga, Scott Sterling of Knoxville, Olun Michael Johnson of Alta, California and Austin Mitchel Johnson of Chula Vista; and two great-grandchildren, Javen and Layla Loman of Tennessee survive him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Mary Bell Johnson; and two brothers, Olun Marshal and Morris “Buddy Johnson.
Mr. Johnson was the youngest of 14 children.

Jones
Funeral services for Ruby McCreight Jones, 95, were held at the Allison Funeral Service in Liberty with Dr. Harry McDaniel officiating. Burial was in the Guedry cemetery in Batson.
She was born December 29, 1911, the daughter of Joe Dark McCreight and Eva Ann Booth McCreight in Moss Hill.
She married Clarence Edgar Jones on August 1, 1933 in Liberty and they were married for 45 years before his death in 1978. She was a resident of Devers for 67 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Devers and she enjoyed sewing, crafts, and doing ceramics.
Mrs. Jones passed away on August 26 in a Groves nursing home. She was preceded in death by five of her siblings, John Wesley McCreight, James McCreight, Stella Jones, Annie Mae Jordan and Myrtle Collins.
Survivors include her three children, J.B. Jones and wife, Elsie, of Mesquite, Virginia Ann Tatum and husband, Troy, of Devers, and Myrtle Vines of Zavalla; four siblings, Earl McCreight and Edith Madden, both of Moss Hill, J.D. McCreight of Hardin, and  Sam McCreight of Livingston; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
To view and sign the guest book, go to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.
Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

 


 

 





 



 

 

 

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