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Big Thicket Messenger - Obituaries
For the Week of February 25, 2007 - March 4, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

Barefield
Funeral services for Missionary Judy Ann Wright Barefield, 40, were held Saturday, February 10, 2007, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
She was born March 14, 1966, the daughter of Carter Wright Jr. and Bobbie Lee Wright. She grew up in the Goodrich community and attended school in the Goodrich ISD. She was a member of Creekwood Church of God in Christ.
Mrs. Barefield was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister.
Survivors include her husband, Minister Roy Barefield; one daughter, Jessica Arie Wright; one son she raised, Alonzo Shirley; and godson, Joshua (Tootie Man) Randolph; four sisters, Birdie Henderson of Fort Worth, Bertha (Luther) Randolph of Crockett, Dorothy Wright of Texas City and Bobbie Smith of Goodrich; three brothers, Earl Wright and Otis (Maxie) Wright, all of Goodrich and Eugene Wright of Fort Worth; five sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law; special aunt, Hazel Walker; special friend, Flossie (Big Mama) McGowen; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
McDuffie’s Mortuary, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.

Bray
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 10, 2007, for Martha L. Hall Bray, 55, of Moscow, in Shiloh United Methodist Church in Moscow, with the Revs. Robert Twine and Earl Whittaker officiating. Interment followed in Shiloh Cemetery in Moscow.
She was born May 19, 1951 in Corrigan and died Friday, February 2, in Houston.
She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, was involved in Corrigan Community Action and participated in local prayer and Bible groups. She also served as a Democratic election judge in Moscow.
Survivors include her father, Reuben Hall Sr. of Moscow; sons and daughters-in-law, Roosevelt and Denisia Jolly III, Jonathan Jolly Sr. and Allen Bray, all of Lufkin; daughters, Cynthia Jolly of Diboll and Marquitra Alexander of Lufkin; brother, Greene E. Hall of Moscow; sister and brother-in-law, LuAnne and John Franklin of Livingston; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Burditt
Memorial services for Becky Burditt, 63, of Dayton, were held Monday, February 5, 2007, at Kenefick Southern Baptist Church with Rev. Bryan Wallace officiating.
She had been a resident of this area for the past four years, previously living in Houston. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and her animals. She especially loved her family and her grandchildren.
Mrs. Burditt passed away on February 1 in Liberty at the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital. Her parents preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, John ‘J.C.’ Burditt of Dayton; her sons, Robert Thompson of Houston, John Burditt of Kenefick, Jack Burditt, Louie Gordy and wife, Cathy, all of Houston, and Jay K. Burditt and wife, Kim, of Barbers Hill; her daughters, Tanya Dee Sones and husband, Mark, of Houston and Peggy Broussard and husband, Allen, of New Caney; grandchildren, Chelsea, Jennifer, Travis, Darynne, Jonathan, Jason, Adam, Hailey, Jay, Bryce, Mellissa, Brandon, Aaron and Jacob; one great-grandchild, Kade; her brother, Tony Jones and wife, Pamela, of Corona, California; niece, Lori Greene; nephew, Jason Jones; and special friend, Linda Jones of Gilbert, Arizona.

Cody
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 8, 2007 for Coy Lee Cody, 77, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Brian Dickens officiating. Burial followed in San Jacinto Cemetery in Houston.
He was born February 18, 1929 in Detroit, Alabama, the son of Earl and Claudia Baldwin Cody. He was a member of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees. He retired from Armco Steel after 30 years. Mr. Cody loved living in the country and horses.
Mr. Cody died on Sunday, February 4, in the Hampton’s Vitas Hospice in Houston. His parents; granddaughter, Carolyn Marie Monk; four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Susan Cody of Livingston; daughter, Teresa Bruton of Tomball; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Ricky Monk of Coldspring; granddaughters, Alicia Cody of Livingston, Cassie Bruton and Carrie Bruton, both of Tomball and Marie Monk of Coldspring; grandsons, Brett Bruton of Tomball and Joshua Moore of Coldspring; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were C.H. Fry, Clyde Keeling, Bobby McNeese, Ricky Monk, Harold Cody and Lloyd Cody.
Cochran Funeral Home,  Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Coleman
Funeral services for Eva Webber Coleman, 81, were held Saturday, February 3, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs  officiating. Burial followed in Brookside Cemetery in Houston.
She was born April 17, 1925 in Crosby,
Mrs. Coleman died on Tuesday, January 30, in Port Arthur. She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Montamayor; her husband, Marvin Russell Webber; husband, Marion Francis Coleman; son, David Montamayor; and daughter, Justine Steele.
Survivors include her son, Wayne Webber of Mesquite; daughters, Christine Johnson of Livingston, Carolyn J. Krueger of Willis and Jane Reed of Magnolia; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Betty of Arizona; and brother, Andrew Montamayor of Arizona.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Cornett
Graveside services for Brooke Lynn Cornett, age 8 months, of Coldspring, were held Monday, February 5, 2007, at Peebles Cemetery, with the Rev. Ted Buston officiating.
Brooke died Thursday, February 1, 2007, in Memorial Medical Center, Livingston. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Christine and Clinton Whitt; great-grandfather, Phillip Baker Sr.; great-grandmother, Annie Holder; and cousin, Tessa Whitmire.
Survivors include her mother and father, April Baker and Johnny Cornett Jr.; brothers, Johnnie Cornett III, Chevy Cornett, Harley Cornett, Damien Cockrum and Kolton Cockrum; sister, Alexis Cornett; grandparents, Luanne and Gary Ivey Sr., Johnny Cornett Sr., Ramona Baker and Phillip Baker; great-grandparents, Anna and John Cornett and Shirley Baker; aunts and uncles, Anna and Shane Whitmire, Kerrie and Rick Allen, Phillip and Lori Baker, Daniel Cornett, Melody Miller, Isabelle Logan, Georgia Logan, Gary Ivey Jr. and Annie Ivey.
Gary Ivey and Johnny Cornett were pallbearers.
Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book, go to pacefuneral.com.

Edwards
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 7, 2007 for Irene Edwards, 95, of Raywood, at St. Miles Baptist Church in Ames, with Rev. Dwight Pruitt officiating. Burial followed in Wells Memorial Cemetery.
A native of Mexia, she was a domestic worker. She passed away on February 3 at Triumph Hospital North after an illness.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbie J. Fruge of Raywood; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Wells Funeral Services, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Emmons
Funeral services for Gay Laniene Emmons, were held Saturday, February 3, 2007, at Pace Funeral Home, with the Revs. Lee Poe and Bryan Dickens officiating. Interment followed in Forest Hills Cemetery.
She was born in Livingston on September 30, 1939. She loved cats and dolls; they were like her children. She belonged to the Friendship Sunday School Class.
Miss Emmons died at her residence on February 1. Her father, Lois E. Emmons preceded her in death.
Survivors include her mother, Oletta Emmons; special friend, Lavon Turner and her husband, Bill; special friend and mentor, Ruth Atchley; aunts, Annie Watts and Love Monroe; and a host of cousins and friends.
Pace Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guest book, go to pacefuneral.com.

Leonard
Graveside funeral services for Jerry Wayne Leonard, 50, of Liberty, were held Tuesday, February 6, at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty with Rev. Bob Fosburgh officiating.
Jerry was born March 3, 1956 in Liberty, the son of Jerry O’Bairn Leonard Sr. and Betty Louisa Reese Leonard. Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman and he enjoyed riding his four-wheeler in the woods.
He died on February 4 at his home in Liberty. His mother, Betty Leonard; and grandparents, H.C. and Dorothy Leonard preceded him in death.
Survivors include his father, Jerry O. Leonard Sr.; son, Jacob Wayne Leonard; and three brothers, James Kevin, Bairn Dewayne and Franklin Blake Leonard.
Allison Funeral Services, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

McIntyre
Funeral services for Sybil Earline McIntyre, 75, were held Monday, February 5, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Glen Willingham officiating. Burial followed in Rosewood Cemetery in Houston.
She was born February 23, 1931 in Selma, Louisiana, the daughter of Odis and Vergie King Sweat.
Mrs. McIntyre died on Thursday, February 1, in Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin ‘Red’ McIntyre; and daughter, Gwendolyn Minori.
Survivors include her daughter, Debra McIntosh of Splendora; son, Jerry McIntyre of Splendora; brother, William Sweat of DeRitter, Louisiana; sister, Catherine Hood of Conroe; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Michael Birkenfeld, James Hall, Steve Brown, Joel Brown, Kenneth Simmons and Jason Daniels.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Mercer
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 10, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. for Samuel Allen Mercer, 73, at the Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown with Bishop Arless Glass officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
He was born in Highlands to the late William F. and Ora Lee Mercer on February 13, 1933. Samuel lived in Highlands until 1987 when he moved to Dayton.
He was in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1961, and retired from Dixie Chemical as a General Foreman. During his retirement, he enjoyed raising cattle and watching his granddaughters play softball.
Mr. Mercer passed away on Saturday, February 3. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Louise Mercer; his parents; sisters, Hazel Hall and Lillian Shepherd; and brother, Raymond Mercer.
Survivors include his children, Byron Mercer and wife, JoEllen, of Baytown and Bruce Mercer of Dayton; grandchildren, Kelsie Mercer and Andrea Mercer of Baytown; brothers, George R. Mercer and wife, Marlys, of Hinsdale, Montana, Gordon Mcercer and wife, Beverly, of Sheridan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, (713) 680-8088.
To view the online obituary or to post a tribute

Morris
Funeral services for Earl Gene Morris, 68, were held Wednesday, February 7, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Burial followed in Houston National Cemetery. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568.
He was born April 8, 1938 in Jasper, the son of George and Annie Ansley Morris. Mr. Morris served in the Navy during the Vietnam era and retired from the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Morris died on Sunday, February 4, 2007, in Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Athernor Neeley, Lo Faye Key, Virginia Bah, Verline Davis and Edell Nobles; and brothers, George Morris, Frank Morris and Johnny Morris.
Survivors include his sister, Lucille Raines of Woodville; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
Pallbearers were B.J. Saunders, Michael Fogo, Martin Korcenek, Bear, Mark Nobles and Tommy Carroll Key.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Perkins
Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 6, 2007 for Robbie Raye Perkins, 79, of New Caney, in Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan, with Pastor Ralph Johnston officiating.
She was born May 28, 1927 in Corrigan, and died on Saturday, February 3, in Oakmont Nursing Home in Humble. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
Ms. Perkins was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and Delia Brett; brother, Donnis Brett; and sister, Leota Brett James.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Leila Raye and Billy Wayne Smith and Peggy and Don Miller, all of Corrigan; grandchildren, Kelley Perkins, Shelley Grubbs, Curtis Wayne Smith, Scotty Smith and Robyn Smith; and great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Josh Grubbs and Trinity and Wesley Smith.
Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Seymour
Funeral services were held Monday, February 5, 2007, for Rosa L. ‘Rose’ Seymour, 76, of Crosby, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Burial followed at Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta.
She was born July 31, 1930 in Baytown, the daughter of Sim and Bernice Ballinger Broussard.
She was a former resident of Houston and had resided in the Crosby area for the past 30 years. She was a homemaker, NA and AA sponsor, enjoyed needlework, her pets, watching National Geographic and movies.
Rose passed away on February 1 at the Triumph Hospital in Channelview. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Bruce G. Parrish; daughter, Michelle Parrish Garner; and brother, N.A. ‘Newt’ Broussard.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin Seymour of Crosby; daughter, Kathy McRae and husband, Harvey, of Florida; son, Kelton Parrish and wife, Kathy, of Minnesota; brother, M.E. ‘Gene’ Broussard of Big Thicket; nieces, Cindy, Jeannie, Renee and Theresa; nephew, Larry; grandchildren, Natashia, Melanie, Meagan, Trey and Nickolaus; and great-grandchildren, Kristina, Graeme, Mikayla Rose, Katelyn and Katie.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Stahl
Funeral services for Shae Donovan Stahl, 14, of Devers, were held on Thursday, February 8, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Devers, with Rev. Harry I. McDaniel officiating. Burial followed in the Ricebelt Cemetery in Devers.
Shae was born on October 21, 1992, in Baytown, the son of Daniel R. and Anita Stahl.
He had lived in Devers for the last 11 years. He was an eighth grade student at Devers. He was a good boy who loved riding motorcycles, sports, and just being a kid. He was a member of the Devers Junior High Basketball and Track teams, Tigers for Christ, First Baptist Church of Devers Youth Group.
Survivors include his parents, Daniel R. and Anita Stahl; one brother, Eric Anderson; one sister, Erin Anderson; grandparents, Daniel and Guelda Stahl, Shirley Tatum,  Bill and Sharon Phillips; and many other relatives and friends.
To view and sign his guest book, got to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.
Allison Funeral Services, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Williamson
Funeral services for Cindy Nelson Williamson, 31, were held Sunday, February 4, 2007, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Hood officiating. Burial followed in Peebles Cemetery.
She was born March 19, 1975 in Woodville, the daughter of Kenneth and Teresa Maze Nelson and died on Thursday, February 1, 2007 in Memorial Medical Center, Livingston.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Herman and Doris Maze; and grandfather, Clarence Nelson.
Survivors include her father, Kenneth Nelson and wife, Sissy, of Coldspring; mother, Teresa Maze of Livingston; son, Dakota Nelson of Livingston; brothers, Shane Nelson and John Brady Nelson, both of Livingston; sister, Trisha Nelson of Livingston; grandmother, Ira Bell Nelson of Livingston; aunts and uncles, Clara and Ronnie Lemons, Tammy Maze Doucett and Cody, Doris Jean Maze and Andreas Vasialidias, all of Livingston; uncles, Buddy Nelson, Darrell Maze, Donnie Kelly Maze and Larry Hermann Maze, all of Livingston; and uncles and aunts, Gary and Debbie Maze and Randy Wayne and Leslie Maze, all of Livingston.
Pallbearers were Lynn Lennons, Jimmy Pixley, Sammy Joe Nelson, Rocky Richards Jr., Chicken John, Daniel Hankerd, Brett Foisie, Steven Loper, Cody Greer and Shannon Smelley. Honorary pallbearer was Keith Lemons.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Amaya
Funeral services for Josefa ‘Sister Joyce’ Munoz Amaya, 81, of Hull, were held on Saturday, February 10, at 6:00 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God Church in Batson with Rev. Bill Campbell officiating. Interment was conducted Monday, February 12, 2007 at Resthaven Cemetery in Kingsville.
She was born on March 2, 1925 on the Ebanito Ranch, which was a part of the famous King’s Ranch in Kingsville, the daughter of Porfirio Munoz and Andrea Ozuna.
She was a free spirited, caring, loving person and a wonderful Mother and Grandmother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved the Lord and was a woman of faith. Everywhere she went and everyone she met would soon know of her love for her Lord and her giving nature.
Joyce passed away on Wednesday, February 7, in Dayton, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was preceded in death by her parents, Porfirio and Andrea Munoz; husband, Francisco ‘Frank’ Amaya; daughter, Anita Sylvia Thomas; and grandsons, Kent Nelson and Keith Sumrall.
Survivors include her children, Elida a. Gonzalez and husband, Samuel B. Jr. and Yolanda Joy Sumrall and husband, Jimmy, of Cairo, Egypt; grandchildren, Tab Sumrall and wife, Shelley, Melissa Galicia and husband, David, Kerry Sumrall and wife, Karen, Trisia Gonzalez and husband, James, Todd Sumrall and wife, Melissa, Samuel Gonzalez III and wife, Erica, and Casey Hanchey; great-grandchildren, Cortney Sumrall, Logan Sumrall, Brandon Sumrall, Weston Sumrall, Tori Sumrall, Sterlin Sumrall, Maria Galicia, David Galicia, Kaci Hryhorchuk, Trent West, Sara Hanchey, Kara Hanchey, Lucas Northcutt, Maddy Sumrall, Macy Sumrall, Alexis Gonzalez and Ayden Gonzalez; special friends, Chris Brown and wife, Misty; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
Pallbearers were Tab Sumrall, Kerry Sumrall, Todd Sumrall, Samuel Gonzalez III, Casey Hanchey, James Northcutt, Samuel B. Gonzalez Jr., and Jimmy Sumrall.
Sterling Funeral Service, Dayton, was in charge of local arrangements.

Broussard
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 10, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., for Michael Broussard, 49, of Houston, at St. Mary’s Baptist Church in Hankamer with the Rev. L. Speights officiating. Burial was at Whittington Cemetery under the direction of Wells Funeral Service of Liberty.
A native of Hankamer he was a laborer. Mr. Broussard passed away on January 20 at his residence in Houston.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Broussard of Houston; his mother, Bessie Broussard of Hankamer; children, David Francis, Harold Francis, Dana Francis, Kendra Francis, Michelle Francis and Francis Francis, all of Houston; two brothers, Brian Broussard of Hankamer and James C. Broussard of Summerset, Kentucky; two sisters, Katrina Broussard of Hankamer and Cheryl Faniel of Baytown; and a host of other relatives and friends.  
Wells Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Donatto
A Mass of Christian Burial for Percy Donatto, 85, of Ames, was held Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames with the Rev. Father Ikcockwu Nduh, M.S.P. celebrant. Burial was in Ames Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Wells Funeral Service of Liberty.
A native of Liberty he was a construction worker and a retired Veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Donatto passed away on Wednesday, February 7, at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.
Survivors include three sons, Ted T. Donatto and Danny J. Donatto, both of Liberty and Percy A. Donatto of Raywood; four daughters, Beverly L. Donatto of Los Angeles, California, Jannette M. Farber of Vallejo, California, Antoinette Seirls of Houston and Brenda Hickerson of League City; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Wells Funeral Service, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Hoyt
 Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2007 for Darlene Markham Hoyt, 81, of Dayton, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, with Father David Edwards officiating. Interment followed at 2:00 p.m. at the Houston National Cemetery.
She was born August 11, 1925 in Illinois, the daughter of Charles L. and Bessie Sullivan Markham. She had lived in this area since 1981 and was previously of California. Mrs. Hoyt worked for many years as a dorm director for Blinn College in Brenham, where she was loved by all of the residents. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, enjoyed her dogs and traveling.
Mrs. Hoyt passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at Liberty-Dayton Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Hoyt; and sons, Lee and Randy Norton.
Survivors include her daughters, Therese Ungles and husband, Willard and Kimberly Beasley, all of Dayton; her sons, Mark Beasley of Reno, Nevada and Jerry A. Beasley of Dayton; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

LeBlanc
Funeral services for Charles David LeBlanc, 70, were held Friday, February 9, 2007 in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Frank Hood and Bryan Dickens officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery.
He was born April 11, 1936 in Kirbyville, the son of H.F. and Maxine Dodson LeBlanc.
Mr. LeBlanc passed away on Wednesday, February 7, at his residence in Livingston. He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Joe Lee LeBlanc; and grandson, David Clifton LeBlanc.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie LeBlanc of Livingston; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Ray and Jean LeBlanc and Joe David LeBlanc, Jerry Lee and Debbie LeBlanc and Howard LeBlanc, all of Livingston; mother, Maxine LeBlanc; sisters, Frances Baker of Livingston and Helen Reynolds of Trinity; grandchildren, Stephen Herrera and wife, Kari, Chuck LeBlanc, Matthew LeBlanc, Jody Owen and husband, Trey, Kayla LeBlanc, Kelly Goodwin and husband, Travis, Rebecca Dominy and husband, Mark, Chase LeBlanc and Tyler LeBlanc; great-grandchildren, Maia Herrera and Ava Beth Owen; two great-grandchildren on the way; special friends, Pauline King, Doris Grimes, Shirley Y’Barbo, Shirley Cox, Bobbie Ott, Lynn Howard, Barbara Coley, Henrietta Carter, Maxine Mangrum and Sara Cox.
Pallbearers were Stephen Herrera, Chuck LeBlanc, Chase LeBlanc, Matthew LeBlanc, Tyler LeBlanc, Lynn Henderson, Keith Hester and Wesley Green. Honorary pallbearers were Rebecca and Mark Dominy, Jody and Trey Owen, Kayla LeBlanc, Kelly and Travis Goodwin, Kari Herrera, N.D. Rice, Otis Campbell, Raymond Campbell, James Gibson, Randle Barrett, Pete Tolar, Clarke Evans, Ben Ogletree, Bennie Ray Marsh, Joe David Grimes, Billy Coley, Bobbie Cox, Walt Wilkerson, Henry Ager, Doug Bell, Billy Cox, Matt Murphy, Tommy Murphy, Wayne Hubert, Jim Hill Avery, Roy Sanders, Shorty Clamon, Justin Cude, Buford Polvadore, Corky Cochran, Gene Bush, Frank McQueen and Bo Tolar.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Myers
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2007 for Virginia Lee Myers, in the First United Methodist Church in Livingston with the Revs. Don Willis and James Frazier officiating. Interment followed in Peebles Cemetery.
She was born June 23, 1915 in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, the daughter of Edward H. Beck and Francis Ann Beck (Merrett).
Myers passed away on Thursday, February 8, in a Lufkin hospital. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Willa Brown and Lillian Gibson; one brother, Charles E. Beck, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Frank Leonard Myers; children, Delores Kay Jones of Livingston, Shirley Ann Openshaw of Clute and jack Leonard Myers and wife, Mari, of Corpus Christi; eight grandchildren, Marcus Jones and wife, Dawn, of Atlanta, Georgia, David Jones and wife, Susan, of Shepherd, Michelle DeWalt and husband, Scott, of Houston, Cheryl O’Neal and husband, Billy, of Angleton, Elizabeth Rudesill and husband, Richard, of Tennessee, Mary Katherine Openshaw of Clute, Jason L. Myers, a Marine serving in Kuwait and Aimee Cannon and husband, John, of Mt. Pleasant; 12 great-grandchildren, Jordan and wife, Evindine, Jonah and wife, Tracy, Sun Dee Jones of Atlanta, Georgia, Sunshine and Kirby Olvera and Shadow Jones of Shepherd, Brandy and Max Cannon of Texas and Amy and Matthew Jones of Parsons, Kansas; and 14 great-great grandchildren.
Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Parker
Graveside services for Howard V. Parker, 91, of Liberty, formerly of Baytown, were held Thursday, February 8, at Memory Gardens in Baytown.
He was born in Hobart, Louisiana, the son of Nicholas and Edith Parker. He was a longtime resident of Liberty County and retired from the Pipefitters Union Local #211. He was a member of the American Welding Society, and a member of the Fishtrap Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and shrimping.
Mr. Parker passed away on Monday, February 5, at his home with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Anna Bell Taylor Parker.
Survivors include his son, Daryl Parker and his wife, Marsha; one daughter, Carolyn Chennault; five grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were family members Danny, Donnie, Joshua and Jeremy Burk, Jimmy Parker, Robert Stephenson, Paul Lirette and special family friend, Dr. Ricky Myers. Honorary pallbearer was Paul Guidry.
In lieu of usual remembrances, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
To view and sign the guest book, go to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.
Allison Funeral Services, Liberty, was in charge of arrangements.

Porter
Funeral services were held Friday, February 9, 2007 for Hazel Porter, 87, of Cleveland, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment was in Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton.
She was born in Liberty County on February 19, 1919, the daughter of Milford C. and Margaret Ham.
Porter passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2007. Her parents; her brothers, Howard Ham, Woodrow Ham and Charles Ham; and her sisters, Eunice Jackson and Lillie Hackelman preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sisters, Nettie Harmon of the Old River community and Thelma Reed of Dayton; sisters-in-law, Clydeen Ham of the Old River community and Erma Adam and husband, Terry, of Cypress; brothers-in-law, Earl Potter and wife, Marion, Earsel Porter of Mont Belvieu; and many other cherished family members and caring friends.
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas
Funeral services for Anita Sylvia Thomas, 62, of Baytown, were conducted on Saturday, February 10, 2007, at New Life Assembly of God Church with Rev. Bill Campbell officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery in Kingsville on Monday, February 12.
She was born October 23, 1944, the daughter of Francisco Amaya and Josefa Munoz Amaya. A previous resident of Rogers, Arkansas, she had resided in Baytown for the past 20 years. She was a very good hearted and loving and caring person who loved helping others and had many, many friends.
She passed away on Wednesday, February 7, in a tragic automobile accident, which also claimed the life of her mother, Joyce Amaya. She was also preceded in death by her father, Francisco Amaya; son, Kent Nelson; nephews, Keith Sumrall and Jackie Nelson/
Survivors include her sisters, Elida A. Gonzalez and husband, Samuel B. Jr., of Houston and Yolanda Joy Sumrall and husband, Jimmy, of Cairo, Egypt; special friends, Sebero and Peter; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Ray Saenz, David Galicia, Conrado Garcia Jr., Estevan Garcia, Mitchell Camarillo and Adam Munoz Jr.
Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.




 

 





 



 

 

 

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