Brenda Faye Passafuma, 40, of Shepherd, Texas, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008. She was born in Houston, Texas on April 23, 1967 to Orville W. and Evelyn Passafuma. She is preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Passafuma. Survivors include her father, Orville Passafuma; grandmother, Estelle Wyatt; brother, W.P. “Jerry” Smith and wife, Bahar; niece and nephew, Cynthia Smith and Brian Smith and many other loving family members and caring friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30, 2008, 11 a.m. at Pace- Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, Texas, with interment at Farley Chapel Cemetery, Shepherd, Texas.
Bobbie Jane (Harris) Thornton, age 81, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her and her sister’s home in Huntsville, Texas, on March 26th, 2008. Bobbie Jane was born in North Zulch, Texas on February 17th, 1927. She was preceded in death by her Husband, William P. Thornton, Mother, Ruth Harris, Father Walter O. Harris, and Sister, Rebecca Liner. She is survived by her Brother, W.O.(Bobo) Harris Jr., Galveston, Texas, Sister, Opal Sanford, Huntsville, Texas, Daughter, Diana Howell, of Shepherd, Texas, Daughters and Sons-in-Law, Mary Lynn Mantooth and husband Don, of Red Spring, Texas, Susan Lummus and husband, Don, of Henderson, Texas, Step- Daughter, Rachel Kane, of Lufkin, Texas, Grandchildren, Tammy Theriot, Laura Rojas, Rachel Lummus, Kimberly Olague, Don Lummus, Jr., Billy Jourdan and wife, Jennifer, Kelley Jourdan, Preston Howell, Herbert Guidry, Shawn Carlisle, Dawn Farr ... twenty-one Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Jeannie, Pauline,Sherylnn, Linda, Johnnie, Darlene, and Eileen. In addition to family, survivors also include a host of friends in around Athens, Louisiana and the Huntsville Senior Center. Graveside services were held Saturday, March 29, 2008, 2:30 p.m. at Rosewood Cemetery, New Caney, Texas. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Hospice of Huntsville.