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East Texas News - Obituaries
San Jacinto Newstimes - March 2010

Kalab Ryan Chane “Wiggie”, at the age of 1-year-old has sadly passed away Friday, March 5, 2010. His home was in Shepherd, Texas, born March 5, 2009 to John and Janet Elaine Chane III. L i t t l e K a l a b “Wiggie” is preceded in death by his g r a n d f a - ther: John Chane Jr; g r a n d - mother: Nancy Marie Chane; and his grandmother: Bonnie Marie Johnson. He leaves memories behind to his loving parents: John and Janet Chane; grandfather: Corbert Johnson; sisters: Jennifer Nicole Crowson, Jami LeAnn Chatham, Andriene Rose Chane, Krystal Renee McGowan; brothers: Johnathon David Chane and Jeremy Vance Chane. He also had many other loving family members who will cherish their memories. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at Pace-Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas with interment at Farley Chapel Cemetery, Shepherd, Texas.

Edith Lafaye “Faye” Collard was born in Livingston, Texas on October 12, 1924 to Joseph Fletcher Shropshire and Maude Izora Miller Shrops h i r e . F a y e p a s s e d a w a y Thursday, February 25, 2010. She will always be remembered; she will always be loved. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Marvin Collard; father, Joseph Fletcher Shropshire; mother, Maude Izora Shropshire; brother, James O’Neil Shropshire; brother-inlaw, William Edwin Collard and wife, Adelle; niece, Carolyn Blanch Collard; and nephew, Christopher Collard. Survivors include her son, James Wyndell Collard; daughter, Naomi Faye Collard and husband, James Wesley Hughes Jr. of Angleton, Texas; grandchildren, Melissa Kay Carraway and husband, David of Huffman, Texas, James Gabriel Collard of Borene, Texas, Ronald Bradley “Brad” Tullis II and wife, Melanie of Navasota; great-grandchildren, Christine, Caitlain and Justin Carraway of Huffman, Texas, Ronald Bradley “Trey” Tullis III and Daniel Edmund Tullis of Navasota, Texas; sister, Doris Coburn and husband, Charles of Security, Texas; eight nieces & nephews; numerous other loving and caring family members and treasured friends throughout the years. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 27, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at Pace-Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas with interment at County Line Cemetery, Willis, Texas.

Henry Archie “Buddy” Currie was born on June 5, 1919 to Zach Currie and Mattie Currie (Hillhouse) in San Jacinto C o u n t y , T e x a s . He passed away on M a r c h 15, 2010 in Huntsville, Texas at age 90. H e n r y was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ernest Currie, Edgar Currie, Julian Currie, Ted Currie, Holton Currie and sisters Hester Currie Barnes and Winnie Gannon. Those left to cherish his memory is his sister, Allie Currie May, niece Barbara Smith and husband Wayne, nephew Robert Barnes, niece Bobbie Coburn McCann and husband Joe, Mildred Currie Jackson and husband Bo, and numerous other nieces, nephews and other family members. Henry was an outdoorsman and loved hunting, but the joy of his life was time spent with his loved ones and will be sorely missed by those that knew him. A graveside service was held Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at Raven Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst, Texas with Rev. Glenn Cooksey officiating. Family received friends Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 5:00–7:00 p.m. at Full Gospel Church in Oakhurst, Texas. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh. com

Cecilia Diane Young/Deaton danced right into the light of Jesus on March 6, 2010 at 11:55 a.m. We, her family , extend an open invitation to celebrate her life with us on Saturday, M a r c h 20,2010 at 3 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (behind McClain’s grocery) She is survived by her husband Dennis Deaton; parents Preston and Dorothy Young; her children Elisha and Daniel Hopkins, Jack Preston and Emily Deaton; daughter-in-law Christine Price/Hopkins; grandchildren Onui and Dorothy Garcia; Bradley, Cecilia, Olivia and Emily Hopkins; brother Donald and Pam Young; nephew Kris, Cassie, Kylie, and Tyler Siffers; sister Priscilla and Johnny Updegraff; niece Rikki, Scott, Taran and Kellan Neel. Inquiries may call: 936-628- 6911 or 281-397-8308

Hugh Hood, age 84, of Shepherd, Texas, passed away Friday, February 19, 2010. He was born at Drews Landing, Texas on Sept e m b e r 22, 1925 p a r e n t s : G e o r g e M o n r o e and Ellen M a r g a - ret Hood who preceded him in death along with his brothers and sisters-in-law: Earl and Marie Hood, Elmer and Callie Hood, Clifton and Irene Hood, Otha and Louise Hood, Hollis Hood, Luke and Ladys Kyle, Wymon and Gladys Foster. Survivors include his wife: Violet Hood; sons: Harvey and Judy Hester, Glenn and Cindy Hood; grandchildren: Kammy and Jamal Bright, April Bryant, Zachary and Melissa Hood, Jeremy Hood, Courtney Hood, Brea and Chad Wright, Cory Hester; great-grandchildren, Stacianna Bryant, Mariah Bryant, Shania Bryant, Ashlyn Hood, Breanna Hood, Brianna Hood, Isaiah Hood, Johnathan Vallejo, Amber Vallejo, Haylee Wright; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving and caring family members and cherished friends. Bro. J.V. Thomas presided over funeral services held Monday, February 22, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers included Richard Hood, Thurman Carter, Don Foster, Gary Snider Winford Kyle, Donna Foster, and Jimmy Burkhalter.

Joyce Evelyn Stanley, age 54, of Cleveland, Texas, sadly passed away Sunday, February 28, 2010. She was born in Cleveland on April 26, 1955 to Cloyce and Dollie Guynes who preceded her in death along with her infant child: Carl Ray Stanley; grandparents: Clifford J. and Ruby Guynes, Oly Jeff and Thelma Helton. Survivors include her loving husband of 37 years: Johnny L. Stanley Sr.; sons: Johnny L. Stanley Jr., Waymon Bennett Stanley; grandchildren: Constatine Christian Stanley, Christian Lee Stanley; brothers: Tommy Guynes of Tempson, Texas, Clifford Guynes and wife, Brenda of Splendora, Texas; sister: Thelma Smith and husband, Billy of Cleveland, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other cherished family members and treasured friends. Bro. Walter Kahler presided over funeral services held Friday, March 5, 2010 10:00 a.m. at High Point Fellowship Church, Splendora, Texas with interment at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens. Pallbearers include Darren Smith, Jimmy Simith, Willard Price, Todd Pegoda, James Silcox, and Wayne Edwards.

Earl Gibson, age 86, of Coldspring, Texas, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2010. He was born May 4, 1923 in Yale, Arkansas to John and Rachel Gibson who preceded him in death along with his loving wife, Willa Jean Gibson; daughter, Judith Kay; sister, Louise Gibson; nephew, Mike Bonnett. Survivors include his son, David Earl Gibson and wife, Dianne; grandchildren, David Sean Gibson, Alanna Gayle Gibson, Kreig Gilcrease; great-grandchildren, Miranda, Amanda, Victoria, Clayton, and Baileigh; brother, Clifton John Gibson and wife, Winifred; nieces & nephews, Rhodora Howell and husband, Bruce, Debbie Riley and husband, John, Dennis Bonnett and wife, Lisa, Ricky Gibson and wife, Cheryl, John Paul Gibson and wife, Brenda, Jaime Gibson and wife, Donice, Sharon Gayle Gibson; sister-in-law, Ellen Wallace; and so many other loving family members and caring friends. Rev. Don Wilson presided over graveside services held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2010, Center Hill Cemetery, Oakhurst, Texas.

Norman David Rice Jr. age 74 of Shepherd passed away Tuesday February 23, 2010 in Cleveland. Memorial services will be held Saturday February 27, 2010 at 12:00Noon in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston with Rev. Danny Moye officiating. Norman was born October 12, 1935 in Honey Island to parents Norman David Rice Sr. and Verda Mae Lyles Rice. He was a devoted member of the Shepherd Masonic Lodge #866 A.F & A.M as well as the Houston Scottish Rite Body & Arabia Shrine. He is survived by his wife Lora M. Overstreet Rice of Shepherd whom he married on March 14, 1955 in Livingston, sons Norman Larue Rice and Robert Lee Rice both of Shepherd, daughter Shannon Tolar of Shepherd, sister Juanita Johnson of Honey Island. He is also survived by his grandchildren Cody Rice, David Tolar, Todd Tolar, James Rice, Cory Rice, David Rice, Rebeka Rice and his 3 great grandchildren. Cochran Funeral home is in charge of all arrangements. Please sign the online guest book at www.cochranfh.com

Jeffrey “Jeff” Michael Meekins, 34, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 in Euless. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 19, at St. Rita Catholic Church, Fort Worth, with burial following in Moulton, Texas. Jeff was born Jan. 8, 1976 in Houston. He was an avid Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars fan. He loved attending games and had a passion for traveling with his family and friends and hunting with his father. He was a sales manager with Cellular World in Grapevine and Coppell. Survivors include his parents Adrian Cennamo and husband, Danny, of Shepherd and Jeff Meekins and wife, Trisha of Houston; sister April Ashley of Grand Prairie; grandparents Bill and Mickey Rudolph of Shepherd and Tillie Meekins of Lake Charles, La.; nephews Joshua, Jakob, and Joseph Ashley; step-brothers Billy Cennamo, Damian and Nathan Smith and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. If friends choose, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Carl Elton Shirley, age 75, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010. He was the youngest child of Homer and Mellie Shirley. He was born in Camilla, Texas. He spent the first years of his life on the Family Farm surrounded by his sister Blanche and brother Morris (Bill), along with his aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family moved to Highlands, Texas, when he was seven, so his father could take a job with Humble Oil. There he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. When his dad retired in the early sixties, they moved to the New H o p e C o m m u - nity in San J a c i n t o C o u n t y . Not long after, Carl built a home on the family land and it was in that home that he raised his family. He was a hard worker and owned several businesses during his life. He moved furniture for Wall Mayflower; he owned dump trucks and moved material all over Texas. He owned Tanglewood Grocery in the 1970’s and was co-founder of Porter Ready-Mix Concrete Co. He owned a dress shop, Shirley’s Fashions in Cleveland. Carl and his Son-In-Law James ran a septic installation service. His sons and grandsons provided the labor on weekends and during the summer. He was instrumental in helping form and operate Mercy Water Corp, and South Cleveland Water systems. He was still an active member of the Mercy Water Board. For over a decade, he served on the Shepherd Independent School District board of trustees where he served as board president for several of those years. He served on the San Jacinto Co. Appraisal District, and as a Grand Juror. He was a big supporter of the area youth through the years, donating his time to the Shepherd FFA, County 4-H program, San Jacinto County Fair, and as a foster parent. Carl was very proud of his family. He supported his children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren by attending school plays, sporting events, and livestock shows. We will miss him very much, but we have faith that one day we will see him again. Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary Shirley; sons: Scott Shirley, Greg Shirley and wife, Cheryl, Kent Shirley and wife, Debbie, Carl Shirley Jr. and wife, Connie; daughter: Vicki Smith and husband, James; step-children: Rhonda Wells and husband, Sidney, Jeannie Goodman and husband, Brad, Robert Jasper and wife, Beverly; grandchildren: West Smith and wife, Cassie, Chad Smith and wife, Ashley, Eric Smith and wife, Taia, Derek Shirley and wife, Jessie, Brett Wells and wife, Donette, Glenda Smith Mays, Barrett Shirley, Kenny Shirley, Kaitlin Shirley, Caleb Shirley, Ashton Shirley, Dylan Shirley, Ryan Shirley, Blaine Shirley, Ginger Wells, Sara Jasper, Haille Goodman, Jessica Goodman; great-grandchildren: Hayden Smith, Carley Smith, Matthew Smith, Isabella Smith, Micah Smith, Canaan Smith, Haley Mays, Michael Mays, Cheyenne Mize, Taylor Mize, Christian Mize, Kaitlyn Wells, Bailey Wells, Emily Strahan, Hagen Kelso; sister: Blanche Rieck; sister-in-law: Margorie Shirley; foster children: Michael and Josh Walker, Ashley and Christina Costanza; numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving and caring family members and treasured friends. Bro. Carl Williamson presided over funeral services held Saturday, February 27, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Cleveland, Texas. Pallbearers included Curtis Mizell, L.G. Walker, Larry Rieck, Al Rieck, Sidney Wells, Brett Wells, and Brad Goodman; all honorably escorted him to his final resting place at Forest Hill Cemetery, Livingston, Texas.





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