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East Texas News - Obituaries
San Jacinto Newstimes - June 2010


Phyllis Kay “Kitty” Scarborough, age 54, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2010. She was born in Houston, Texas on February 17, 1956 to Benjamin and Phelbina Busby who preceded her in death along with her sister, Joyce Borski. Survivors include her loving husband, Phillip Scarborough; mother, Helen Scarborough, father, Raymond Pittman; son, Travis Scarborough and wife, Valerie; daughter, Megan Scarborough; sister Betty Hobgood and husband, Johnny; brother, Benjamin Busby and wife, Dixie; grandchildren, Aiden Marlow, Tyra Kennedy, Robert Jamieson and wife, Samantha; great-grandchildren, Samuel and Saede Jamieson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other cherished family members and treasured friends. Bro. Carl Williamson will preside over memorial services held Monday, June 14, 2010, 3:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas.

John William “Bill” Burnett, age 63 of Point Blank and former resident of Lufkin, Texas, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010. He was born in Palestine, Texas on February 1, 1947 to John Thomas Burnett Jr. and Elizabeth Pauline Burnett. He s e r v e d in the U n i t e d S t a t e s A i r F o r c e f r o m 1967 to 1 9 7 1 . Mr. Burnett was the current Criminal District Attorney of San Jacinto County. He had a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1978; Doctor of Jurisprudence, South Texas College of Law, 1989; licensed to Practice Law in the State of Texas, May 1990; member of The State Bar of Texas; member of Texas District & County Attorneys Association since 1991; certifi ed by The State Bar of Texas to be appointed an attorney ad litem; certifi ed TCLEOSE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Offi cer Standards and Education) Instructor. He taught Criminal Justice classes and law classes at Angelina College, 2001- 2003; taught Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Penal Code, Arrest/Search/Seizure for Montgomery County Sheriff’s Academy and Angelina College Police Academy; taught Arrest/ Search/Seizure for Arson Investigator Certifi cation School at Angelina College Fire Academy. John Burnett was also Assistant Criminal District Attorney in San Jacinto County for 7 years; Probation Offi cer in San Jacinto County for 12 years; and 16 years experience practicing law in San Jacinto County. He had over 25 years experience in Criminal Justice. In addition to San Jacinto County, has been retained to represent District Attorney offi ces in Angelina, Jasper, Trinity and Waller Counties on Criminal Appeals. He has handled Criminal Appeals before the 1st, 4th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 12th and 14th Courts of Appeals and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals; and criminal prosecution jury trial experience in San Jacinto County from Justice of Peace Court through Capital Murder. He is survived by his son, Shane Burnett and wife, Patty, Burkburnett, Texas; special friend, Georgellen Evans and her son, Cody of Coldspring, Texas; step-daughter, Sheila Theriot Corpus of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; numerous other cherished family members and countless friends. Funeral services were held Friday, June 4, 2010, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Coldspring, Texas with interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jonathan Petix, Van Loggins, Lacey Rogers, Ron Duff, Fritz Faulkner, David Clark, Lamar Jones; honorary pallbearers, Grover Huff, Cody Evans, and Joshua Burnett.

Joshua Cade Farris went to be with the Lord Jesus on May 30, 2010. He was a loving and precious son, loyal brother, devoted uncle and a friend to all in need. Josh was preceded in death by great-grandparents Willie and Claire Cowart and grandfather Fred F i s h e r . Josh is survived by father J a m e s M i c h a e l F a r r i s and stepm o t h e r Cindy, mother Tania Marie Lingor and step-father Michael, brother James Robert Farris and wife Sarah, brother Derrence Deon Terry and wife Whitney, sisters Karla Smith and husband Claude; Rebekah and Mona Wiggins, nephew Keegan Lee Farris and niece Alyssa Anne Smith. Joshua “Josh” Cade was a young man whose life exemplified the joy of living in Christ. He was an inspiration to hundreds of friends and family. Josh was an extraordinary athlete who loved to compete. At Coldspring-Oakhurst High School Josh competed and excelled at football, baseball, track and field, and rodeo. One of Josh’s proudest athletic achievements was when he won the 2004 Region IX finals in the Calf-Roping event. Josh graduated as Valedictorian from Coldspring-Oakhurst High School and enrolled at Sam Houston State University. At SHSU, Josh was a member of the rodeo team for four years and graduated with his BBA in management. Joshua’s passion in life was being a cowboy. He loved to have a good horse underneath him with a rope in his hand. The most important thing about Josh was his love for the Lord. Josh was an active member at Family Faith Church for 13 years where he served in many ministries including youth and usher ministries. We have peace knowing that Josh is at the right hand of Jesus waiting for our arrival in Glory. AMEN! Joshua is also survived by grandparents James and Norma Farris, Dr. J. B. Nelson, Margie and Dr. Richard Ressling; aunts and uncles Herb and Marla Atkison, Bobby and Melinda Nelson, John and Maggie Lingor, Jerry Lingor; cousins Elizabeth Ryan and husband Zach and daughter Belle, Mindy Tanner and husband Adam, and Garrett and Grant Nelson. Services for Joshua were held Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 2:30 p.m. at Family Faith Church in Huntsville, Texas with Rev. Jeff Hackleman officiating. Interment followED in Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen, Texas. Family received friends Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville. Memorials can be made to the Joshua Cade Farris Memorial Fund at The Bank of San Jacinto, 100 Hwy. 150, Coldspring, Texas 77331. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh. com the 4-H program but a $2 fee must be collected to cover for a supplemental insurance policy. Youth must be nine years old or entering third grade next school year to be old enough to ride. No youth below this age will be allowed to ride due to policy and safety issues. Youth must be no older than 19 years old and currently enrolled in school to be eligible for membership. Please call 936-628-6407 for questions on enrolling in the program or to RSVP if you will be attending the event.

Barbara Jean Graham, age 72, of New Waverly, Texas, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010. She was born in Cedar Town, GA on February 15, 1938 to Lloyd J. and Sallie Joe Treadaway who preceded her in death. Survivors include her loving husband, Lawrence Gilbert “Gill” Graham; daughters, Laura Carter and husband, Carl of Spring, TX, Teresa Wintermute and husband, Roger of Mandeville, LA, Julie Leach and husband, Travis of Willis, TX, Amy Mitchell and husband, Glenn of The Woodlands, TX; sister, JoAnne Partin of Merced, CA; grandchildren, Stefanie Hall, Brittany and Cody Carter, Michael and Rachael Wintermute, Kevin , Krystal and Kurtis Leach, Amber and Christopher Mitchell; greatgrandchild, Landon Hall; nieces and nephews, Lloyd Partin, Linda Dougherty, James Partin, and Mark Partin. Father Dao Kim presided over funeral services held Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, New Waverly, burial was held at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen, TX. Pallbearers included Kevin Leach, Carl Carter, Michael Wintermute, Roger Wintermute, Cody Carter, Travis Leach, and Glenn Mitchell; honorary pallbearers include Christopher Mitchell and Kurtis Leach. In lieu of fl owers, the family asks donations be made to: American Diabetes Association, In Memory of Barbara Jean Graham, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312. For further information please call 1-800-342-2383 and thank you for your contributions.

Clark Fabious Wise III, age 64, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010. He was born in Odessa, Texas on February 4, 1946 to Clark F a b i o u s Wise Jr. and Mildred Marie Wise. Clark is preceded in death by his mother. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1964, he was an avid golfer and fi sherman. He loved life; loved dancing and loved and cherished his family and friends. Survivors include his father; daughters, Teresa Wise, Shelley Chesnutt and husband, Dennis; Sabrina Wise; sisters, Miriam Jones and husband, Robert; Vickie McKinzey and Bill Hagee, Sydne Griffi n; grandchildren, Ashley King, Jessica Fulton, Dalton Chesnutt, Kyrien Wise; dear friend, Barbara Benningfi eld; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving and caring family members and treasured friends beyond measure. Visitation will be held Friday, May 28, 2010, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 29, 2010, 10:00 a.m., Pace-Stancil Chapel, with interment at Squire Cemetery.





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