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

Abbey
Funeral services for Edward Eugene Abbey, 83, were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2007, at the Indian Village Assembly of God Church, with Brother David Busby and Brother Garreth Abbey officiating. Burial followed in the Indian Reservation Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 8568.
He was born July 7, 1923 in Elton, Louisiana, the son of Martin and Sarah Battise Abbey. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of private.
Mr. Abbey passed away on Thursday, April 4, at his residence in Livingston. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith; his father, Martin Abbey; mother, Sarah Battise; son, Paul Abbey; daughter, Melba F. Moreno; brothers, Wilbur Abbey and Roy Abbey; and sisters, Adeline Battise, Ina Maldonado, Cora Abbey and Stella Abbey.
Survivors include his son, Glen L. Abbey; son and daughter-in-law, Ted R. and Mary Abbey; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia L. and Louis Moreno; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucille and Levete Alexander and Leona and Clem Sylestine; grandchildren, Mark Langley and Kristopher Abbey; 14 other grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Mark Langley, Dustyn Moreno, Marcus Abbey, Kyle Williams, Gilman Abbey and Garrison Abbey. Honorary pallbearers were Kristopher Abbey and James Greenlee.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Banks
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 31, 2007 for Doyle Elton (YeHo) Banks, 72, at the Neal Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Montague Cemetery, Cleveland.

He was born Sunday, January 10, 1935 in Cleveland, the son of the late Calvin Monroe Banks and the late Icy Mahala Carnes.

He contracted polio at an early age and had to overcome adversity when he tried to enroll in elementary school, where he became a straight A student. After graduation from high school he attended Sam Houston University and Texas A&M University, where he received bachelor’s and master degrees in electrical engineering. Doyle went to work for and retired from the United States Government as a civil servant personnel.

He was a family man and admired by anyone who met him with regard to his accomplishments in work and family. His disability never kept him from performing his job and providing for his family.

Mr. Banks passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Aurora Banks; grandchild, Hadrian Banks; special friends, Bob Fawcet, Eldridge Enloe and Hubert Thigpen.

Survivors include his sons, Joe and wife, Judy, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Albert Banks, Ray and wife, Diedre, of Phoenix, Arizona, Henry and wife, Jennifer, of El Paso; daughters, Lilly and husband, Mark, Becky and husband, Kevin; brothers, Joe Banks of Gillette, Wyoming and Loy Cullen Hanks of Dallas; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services were under the care of Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Bice
Irene Elizabeth Bice, 77, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2007, in Coldspring.

She was born Tuesday, April 30, 1929 in Morristown, New Jersey, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Bice; and daughter, Irene Lee Bice.

Survivors include her daughter, Helen Rosalie Bice; sons, William Harry rice and James Lee Bice, Jr.; grandchildren, James Lee Bice III and Amanda Bice.

Services were handled by Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Brown
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Rural Shade Baptist Church in Tarkington for Adrienne Lee Ann Brown, 16, with Rev. Shane Hovelman officiating. Interment followed in Ryan Cemetery in Cleveland.

She was born Sunday, August 26, 1990 in Humble, the daughter of the late Charles Dewayne Brown and Dana Ann McPheeters. She was a member of Dolen Baptist Church. She also played softball with the Tarkington Baseball Association for five years. Her freshman year at Tarkington High School she played volleyball, basketball and was on the track team.

She passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in Cleveland. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Evelyn McPheeters and Marjorie and Norman Turnbow and great-grandparent, Robert F. Denny.

Survivors include her mother, Dana Ann Brown and step-father, Howard Bagley of Riverside; four brothers, Cole Brown and James Brown, both of Tarkington, James Bagley and Shane Bagley, both of Riverside; great-grandparents, John McPheeters of Alton, Illinois, Jean Denny of Tarkington and Addie Denny of Pasadena; grandparents, Robert McPheeters of Livingston, Hollis Bagley of Wisconsin, David and Cheryal Denny of Tarkington, Bob and Darlene Immel of Wisconsin and Delorise Gray of Trinity; aunts and uncles, Holly and Parrish McPheeters of Stauton, Illinois Robert McPheeters of Livingston, Jamie and Dale Ford of Austin, Teresa Ford and Joey Gray, both of Trinity, Maryann and Roy Barton, Jackie and Nick Nienhaus and Cindy and Steve Long, all of Wisconsin; great-aunts and uncles, Trenna and Rankin Ramsey of Trinity, Jill and Ray Baum of Tarkington, Vicki Gaston of Alton, Illinois and Mark Denny of Patton Village; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Caldwell
Funeral services for Thelma Gower Caldwell, 88, of Coldspring, were held Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Evergreen Baptist Church with Brother Gary Ladner officiating. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in the Evergreen community.

She was born January 24, 1919 in Pulaski, Tennessee, the daughter of Luther and Sammie Gower.

She has been a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church for 60 years and taught Sunday School for 50 years. She had in her heart the love and commitment to bring the young people to Christ. In 1994 she was graciously awarded by the church for her service and dedication she had devoted in the past 50 years. She loved the church family and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Caldwell passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Claud Thomas Caldwell.

Survivors include her son, Don Caldwell; daughter, Betty Caldwell; grandchildren, Donna Caldwell, Jason Caldwell and wife, Tammy, Tamela Black and husband, Lonnie, Kenny Caldwell and wife, Carla, Holly King and husband, Jack, Ray Herron and wife, Sheryl, Donny Herron and wife, Kitty; great-grandchildren, David Perry, Thomas Gonzales, Justin Caldwell, Brandon Caldwell, David Hill, Jason Herron, Joseph Herron, Rebecca Herron, Keena Caldwell, Daniel Caldwell, Alex Caldwell, Bryan Caldwell and Jack King IV.; great-great grandchildren, Trey, Emily, Erica, Riley and Jonathan Herron; brother-in-law, Jim Caldwell and wife, Jenny; sister-in-law, Norma Farris and husband, James; and many more family members and friends.

Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Coldspring, was in charge of arrangements.

Cooper
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, for Earl Dean Cooper, 64, of Houston, at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.

He was born November 28, 1942, the son of William Cooper and Hallie Norwood in Houston.

Mr. Cooper passed away on March 31 in Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents; and foster parents, Melvin and Lois Tullos.

Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara Jean Cooper; daughter, Robbie Best and husband, Jeff; sons, Melvin Cooper and wife, Tammy, Kenneth Cooper and wife, Ginger, and Morgan Cooper and wife, Terina; brothers, Melvin Tullos, George Tullos and Mike Tullos; sister, Betty Jo Powell; grandchildren, Barbara Ross and husband, Jason, Brian Best and wife, Deannon, Lejah Chandler and husband, Carey, Travis Cooper, Nicholas Cooper, Shelby Cooper, Shane Cooper, Taylor Cooper, Nathan Dean Cooper, Britnee Baylor, Zanieshia Baylor and Larry Bradford; and great-grandchildren, Brian and Tori Best, Josh and Caleb Chandler and Kaitlyn Ross.

Sterling  Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Corley
Funeral services for Charlotte Lynn Corley, 62, were conducted on Saturday, April 7, in the Neal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Dunegan officiating. Interment followed in Holly Grove Cemetery.

She was born March 21, 1945 in Liberty, the daughter of the late Joe Hollis Griffin and the late Gladys Emelia Griffin.

Mrs. Corley passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2007, at her residence in Cleveland. She was preceded in death by her parents, “Bus” and Gladys Griffin and brothers, Kenneth Griffin and Billy Griffin.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Daniel Corley; three daughters, Valerie Jones and husband, Billy, of Rye, Jennifer Mitchell of Cleveland and Holly Kelley and husband, Randy, of Thicket; eight grandchildren, Alan Jones, Bradley Jones, Misty Mitchell, Tiffany Mitchell, Garrett Melancon, Payson Melancon, Justin Kelley and Randon Kelley; two great-grandchildren, Kylie Paige Jones and Colton Bryce Jones; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Cowan
A Mass of Christian Burial for Charles E. Cowan Jr., 65, of Dayton, was conducted on Monday, April 2, 2007, at the St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church. Burial followed at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery.

Charles was born April 11, 1941 in Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, the son of Charles E. Sr. and Marriett McElhaney Cowan. He has resided in the Dayton area for the past 24 years. He was a graduate of the Sacred Heart Catholic High School, security officer for Pinkerton and Wells Fargo, a former pro wrestler, and enjoyed guitar, poetry, gardening and raising birds.

He passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital Alexander Campus in Baytown. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sons, James and Charles Michael Cowan.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Linda Cloninger Cowan of Dayton; daughter, Janie Wendell and husband, Philip, of Crosby; son, Carl Cowan and wife, Anna, of Dayton; six granddaughters, Heather, Taylor, Chasity, Jamie, Mandie, and Kellie; sister, Sheryl Stovall and husband, Larry, of Mississippi; nephews, David and Jason Stovall of Mississippi; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, handled the arrangements.

Ferguson
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007, for Jeremy Lyle Ferguson, 25, in the Neal Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland with Rev. Dean Love officiating. A private interment was held for his family.

He was born March 29, 1982 in Deer Park, the son of Michael Leon Alvey and Deborah Alvey.

Mr. Ferguson died on Sunday, April 1, 2007, in Romayor. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jean and Jim Blythe and uncle, Bobby.

Survivors include his wife, Mashari Lynn Coleman; parents, Deborah and Michael of Livingston; daughter, Kathryn “Katy” Ferguson; brother, D.J. Vollmar and wife, Abby, of Deer Park; grandparents, Curtis and Sandy Alvey of San Angelo; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Neal Funeral Home Cleveland, handled the services.

Golden
Funeral services for Mabin ‘Sonny’ Golden Jr., 73, were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the First Baptist Church in Corrigan. Interment followed in Carmona Cemetery, with Dr. Bruce K. Austin of McKinney and the Rev. Wayne Moss of Channelview.

One of four children, he was born to Mabin Alexander Golden Sr. and Willie Genia Burroughs Golden on May 10, 1933 in Cedar Bayou. After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1952. Mr. Golden owned a gas station in Channelview before working for Arco, from which he retired in 1985 after 30 years. On November 6, 1954, he married the love of his life, LaVon Salyer Golden, and raised two sons in Channelview. Upon retirement, he moved to Carmona, where he pursued his dream of owning a cattle ranch and deer lease. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corrigan. Through the years, he was known as someone who touched numerous peoples’ lives with his kindness and thoughtfulness and whose love of God and his family was sure and unfailing.

He died on Tuesday, April 2, 2007 in M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mabin and Genia Golden.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, LaVon; sons, Douglas Alexander Golden and wife, Renee’ and Todd Louis Golden and wife, Donna; grandchildren, Bernadette, Vicki, Jeremy, Chad, Kira and Heather; brother, Irvin Golden and wife, Darlene; sisters, Billie Rose Neal and Orlea Dudley and husband, Herbert; brothers-in-law, Herbert Salyer and wife, Eileen, and Gerald Salyer and wife, Jeannie; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Heintjes
Funeral services for Jewel Evelyn Heintjes, 60, were held Saturday, April 7, 2007, in the Neal Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Cleveland Memorial Cemetery.

She was born November 24, 1946 in Livingston, the daughter of the late Estle Sutton and the late Bertie Sutton.

She died on Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at her residence in Cleveland.

Survivors include her husband, Jan Heintjes; daughter, Sheila Buckley and husband, Mike, of Cleveland; son, Hans Heintjes of Cleveland; four brothers, Floyd Sutton of Cleveland, Lloyd Sutton of Livingston, Vernon Sutton and wife, Shirley, of Porter and Emmit Sutton of San Augustine; sister, Joyce Denby of Splendora; four grandchildren, Julius Buckley, Kaylee Heintjes, Isabella Buckley and Paisley Armstrong; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Herrington
 Funeral services for M.W. “Bill” Herrington, 65, of Dayton, were conducted on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. Burial followed at a later date in Kansas.

He was born April 19, 1941, the son of Lawrence and Jane Everett Herrington in Coffeyville, Kansas. He was a former resident of Pasadena and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 25 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, retired millwright from C.C.C. Construction, had attended the Coffeyville Junior College. He enjoyed sports, working with horses, fishing, hunting, growing tomatoes and spending time with friends and family. He will always be remembered as a man who never knew a stranger.

 Mr. Herrington passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2007, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherri Lea Herrington; brother, Larry “Rusty” Herrington; brother-in-law, Shorty Walker; and son-in-law, Neil Heighton.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Juanita Walker Herrington of Dayton; son, David Herrington and wife, Cyndi, of Dayton; daughters, Lori Heighton of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma and Crystal Lee and husband, Dwayne, of Baytown; five grandchildren, Kevin King, Christopher Heighton, Brandi King, Ryan Herrington and Ashley Heighton; sister, Linda Simpson and husband, Jerry, of Highlands; brother, Wendell “Skip” Herrington and wife, Sandy, of Grasston, Minnesota; mother-in-law, Ruth Walker of Coffeyville, Kansas; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services were handled by Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Hoot
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 31, 2007 for Mattie Hoot, 92, of Shepherd, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland. Interment was at Farley Chapel Cemetery, Shepherd.

She was born on January 29, 1915 in Camilla, the daughter of immigrant parents, Annie Hulovitch and Tony Troha from what is now Croatia.

Hoot passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents; and all her brothers and sisters and their spouses; her husband, David James Hoot; infant son, and first born, Davie James Hoot Jr.

Survivors include her children, George Daniel Hoot and wife, Patsy, Robert Earl Hoot and wife, Josephine, Lena Raye Ripley and husband, Joe, Delores Ann Creel and Jerry Wayne Hoot; grandchildren, Terry and Steve, David Reg Hoot, Kevin and Brian Ripley, Darrell and Polly Creel, Jake and Lori Hoot; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Matthew and Sam, Kyle and Kelly Floyd, Alec, Cheyenne and Jaidyn Ripley, Christina and Dale Creel, Michael and Mark Pittman, David, Justin, Brian and Jose Carey, Kristen and Ryan Boehm; great-great grandchildren, Logan Cutsinger, and Kelsey Floyd;   beloved niece, Ann Phinney and family; other cherished family members and friends.

Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Loftus
George Michael Loftus, 50, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, in Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

 He was born October 24, 1956 in Houston, the son of Francis and Billie Carter Loftus, both of whom preceded him in death.

 Survivors include his wife of nine years, Cecelia Loftus of Livingston; daughter, Angela Marie Rushing of Livingston; son, Andrew Michael Rushing of Livingston; sister, Frankie Marie Loftus of Livingston; nieces, Rebecca Loftus and Monica Loftus; nephew, Billy McCarty; great-nieces and nephews, Destiny, Clarissa, Gabriel, Luke and Dillon; and close friends, Kristie Tipton, Gerald Fields and Ricky Turner.

Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston. was in charge of arrangements.

Norris
Funeral services for Clarence Lee Norris, 60, of Liberty, were held Sunday, April 1, 2007, at North Main Baptist Church in Liberty with the Rev. Jimmie Clemmons officiating. Burial followed in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation was held on March 31, 2007 at the North Main Baptist Church.

He was born October 30, 1946 in Liberty, the son of Joe Norris and Gertrude McCollum Norris. He lived in the Liberty area all of his life and married Linda J. Smart.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He attended Lee College for two years and enjoyed sports, family and the grandchildren. He was a member and very active at the North Main Baptist Church for years. Clarence was an electrician for the Targa Resources in Mont Belvieu for more than 25 years.

Mr. Norris passed away on March 30 at his home, with his family and friends at his side. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Bonner.

Survivors include his wife, Linda J. Norris of Liberty; two daughters, Karen and Randy Humber and Rhonda and Donnie Gollcher, both of Liberty; three grandchildren, Haley Regian, Madison Regian and Gracie Gollcher; six brothers, Joe Norris of Huntsville, Aubrey Norris of Pinehurst, Robert Norris of Macedonia, Donnie Norris of Hardin, James Norris of Liberty and Marvin Norris of Hull; and two sisters, Mary Lue Chesson of Hardin and Susan Norris of Liberty.

To view and sign the guest book go to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.

Allison Funeral Services, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Reber
Funeral services for Jason Wayne Reber, 31, were held Friday, April 6, 2007, in the Neal Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Parker officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery in Goodrich.

He was born November 28, 1975 in Livingston, the son of Danny G. and Charlotte A. Smith.

Mr. Reber passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in Shepherd. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Russell Smith and Margie and Leonard Reber.

Survivors include his parents, Danny and Charlotte Smith of Shepherd; sister, Amanda Murphy and husband, David Luke of Shepherd; niece, “Boogie” Murphy; nephew, Dustin Murphy; grandmother, Merna Smith and numerous other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Neal Funeral Home or the family of Mr. Reber to assist with funeral expenses.

Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Riffe
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29, 2007 for Albert Wesley Riffe, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland. Interment followed at Farley Chapel Cemetery, Shepherd.

He was born April 22, 191916 and died on March 27, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife, Syble Riffe.,

Survivors include his daughters, Helen Marie and husband, Jim Sumner, Juanita McFadden and Gladys Smith and husband, Roger; son, Arnold Riffe; 11 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Clarence Campbell, Kevin Calahan, Wesley Sumner, Lee Tidwell, Christopher Sumner and Danny Jackson.

Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.

Small
Funeral services for Bernice Middleton Small, 86, of Vidor, were conducted on Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Memorial Funeral Home in Vidor. Burial followed in Williamson Cemetery in Vidor.

A native of Mississippi, she was a life long resident of Vidor. She was a homemaker and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

She passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at her residence in Vidor. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Randy and Edward Middleton; one grandson, Christopher Nash; and two great-grandsons, Chance Eaves and Kayson Nash.

Survivors include her sons, Preston Middleton of Alvin, Herbie Middleton of Livingston, Kenny Middleton, Moose Small and Clarence Small, all of Vidor; daughters, Barbara Courmier of Beaumont, Rhonda Courmier of Vidor, Darlene Banuet of Booneville, Missouri and Ruby Owens of Vidor; 53 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Taylor
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 7, 2007, for Gladys Louise Taylor, 93, of Livingston, at Wells Cemetery.

She was born August 13, 1913 in Oakhurst, the daughter of Horace Robert Rice and Annie Mae Harmon Rice.

She died on Thursday, April 5, 2007 in Lufkin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd David Taylor; son, Kenneth Wayne Taylor; and brothers, Euthel Rice, Gerald Rice and Douglas Rice.

Survivors include one brother, Charles Rice and wife, Edna; and a host of extended family and friends.

To sign the online guest book, go to pacefuneral.com.

Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Walker
On Saturday, March 31, 2007, in the quietness of his home, surrounded by his family, the Lord took Don Walker to his heavenly mansion.
Don was born to Al and Mamie Walker on October 29, 1916 in Coleman. He graduated from Coleman High School and attended Long Beach Junior College. Upon graduation he volunteer for service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
After returning home from the Navy, he went in the automobile business with his brother.
Later in 1939, he came to Liberty while working with Austin Bridge Company. They built and widened the bridges between the county lines.
In April 1940, he met and married the love of his life Helen Marie Sanford. When Helen’s mother became ill, Don took over her sewing machine business. He also opened “The Coffee Cup” Café. Don enjoyed his customers and was an excellent cook.
After selling the Coffee Cup, he went to work for Texas Gulf Sulphur. After 12 years, he began a career in insurance. He worked for Great American Reserve Insurance out of Dallas. Those that knew Don knew how much he enjoyed talking. So talking and selling insurance went hand in hand. He was named “Salesman of the Year” many times. It was not just selling: it was having a concern and compassion, for what his customers needed. 
He was an active member of First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon since 1955.
Don enjoyed his family, fishing and hunting upon his retirement in 1976. He was a wonderful family man and devoted husband, father and Papaw. He bound his family with unconditional love.
Don Walker peaceably joined his parents; four brothers; and one sister in Heaven.
Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 67 years, Helen; four children, Donna Robbins of Liberty, Jay Walker and wife, Carol, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Al Walker and wife, JoAnn, of Houston and Debbie Overton of Liberty; nine grandchildren, Dean Fry and wife, Julie, of Fort Worth, Chad Fry and wife, Amy, of Kingwood, Kim Wood and husband, Quinn, of Dayton, Jason Walker ad wife, Caroline, of Memphis, Tennessee, Julie Tator and husband, Corey, of Purvis, Mississippi, Lisa Horton and husband, Jerry, of Hewitt, Amy Jo Walker of Katy, Scott Overton and wife, Kerry, of Winnie and Darin Reinhardt of Liberty; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of First Baptist Church, Tom Warner, John McCain, Norman Dykes, Charles McManus, Nicky Vance, Paul Henry, Richard Perry, Gene Bracewell, Kay Lanier, Ed Lee and Bill Cauthorn.
Funeral services for Don Walker were held Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Liberty. Visitation for friends was held April 2 at the Allison Funeral Service in Liberty. Burial followed at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty.
Allison Funeral Services, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

West
Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007, for Junior Lee West, 69, in Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, with Brother J.S. Snell officiating.
He was born February 12, 1938 at Shell City, Missouri, the son of Francis and Mary Lusey West, both of whom preceded him in death.
Mr. West died on Monday, April 2, 2007, at his residence in Livingston.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, La Wanda West of Livingston; sisters, Irene Anderson of Scherville, Indiana, Carol Johnson and Linda Lumley both of El Dorado Springs, Missouri.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.


 

 





 



 

 

 

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