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East Texas News - Obituaries
San Jacinto Newstimes - May 10, 2009 - May 24, 2009

HALL
Donald M. Hall, age 65, of Coldspring, Texas, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009 at Solara Hospital in Conroe, Texas. He was born in Houston, Texas, July 8, 2009 to Milton P. and Sadie Olean Hall. He is preceded in death by his father, Milton P. Hall and his step-son, Christopher Hughes. Survivors include his mother, Sadie Hall; wife, Elaine Hall; daughters, Heather Hall and Katheryn Hall; brother, Ronald Hall; grandson, Krystofer Joseph- Hall and numerous other cherished family members and treasured friends throughout the years. Funeral services were held 1 p m., Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Coldspring, Texas, with interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen, Texas; Dr. Don M. Shannon officiated.

HOAGLAND
Nathan Glenn Hoagland Sr., age 55, of Conroe, Texas, passed away Friday, May 1, 2009. He was born in Cleveland, Texas, July 7, 1953 to James Royce and Florence Maurine Hoagland who preceded him in death along with his brother, James Oliver “Bo” Hoagland; and his sister, Doris Louise “Jitter” Holmes. Nathan was the owner and operator of N & H Materials and Construction Company for 30 years. He was well known and liked throughout the industry and developed countless friends beyond measure. Survivors include his children, Nathan Glenn Hoagland Jr., Christal Diane Hoagland and Jerry, Jeanie Maurine Hoagland, Josh Perez; sister and brothers, Helen Morgan, Edgar “Buddy” Hoagland and wife, Shirley, Royce“ Shoey” Hoagland and Missy, Bruce Hoagland and wife, Jean, Ronnie Hoagland; grandchildren. Lauren Chey’enne Hoagland, Syndarah Lee Hoagland, Andi Shea’-Diane Johnston and numerous other loving family members and treasured friends beyond measure. A memorial service for family and friends was held Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Conroe, Texas 77306. LARSON Louis Telmer Joseph Larson, age 98, passed away Wed., 5/13/2009 at Odyssey Health Care in Conroe. Louis was born in Northfield, Minnesota, 2/21/1911 to John and Tena Larson. He was the youngest of 5 children. When he was about 3 years old, his family started making their way south in a covered wagon. After the long j o u r n e y , they reached their destination, Houston, TX. Louis was a very hard worker; he and his brothers would work area rice fields as far as El Campo. When in Center, TX, he once had the opportunity to make the acquaintance of Bonnie & Clyde in a small convenience store. Later in his life he joined the Army (called the CCC Army) (a Construction Corps). They were always on the move to construct our necessary roadways and airport runways. During this time, he met and married his wife, Mertice. They made Cleveland their home some 47 years ago and in that 47 years, a lot of hay was baled and good times to be had. Louis was a good and a generous man. He belonged to the Lutheran Church and was also a member of Woodsmen of the World, Cleveland #3916. His riches were the relationships he shared with his family Lauren Chey’enne Hoagland, Syndarah Lee Hoagland, Andi Shea’-Diane Johnston and numerous other loving family members and treasured friends beyond measure. A memorial service for family and friends was held Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Conroe, Texas 77306.

LARSON
Louis Telmer Joseph Larson, age 98, passed away Wed., 5/13/2009 at Odyssey Health Care in Conroe. Louis was born in Northfield, Minnesota, 2/21/1911 to John and Tena Larson. He was the youngest of 5 children. When he was about 3 years old, his family started making their way south in a covered wagon. After the long j o u r n e y , they reached their destination, Houston, TX. Louis was a very hard worker; he and his brothers would work area rice fields as far as El Campo. When in Center, TX, he once had the opportunity to make the acquaintance of Bonnie & Clyde in a small convenience store. Later in his life he joined the Army (called the CCC Army) (a Construction Corps). They were always on the move to construct our necessary roadways and airport runways. During this time, he met and married his wife, Mertice. They made Cleveland their home some 47 years ago and in that 47 years, a lot of hay was baled and good times to be had. Louis was a good and a generous man. He belonged to the Lutheran Church and was also a member of Woodsmen of the World, Cleveland #3916. His riches were the relationships he shared with his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Mertice Larson; his son-in-law, Elbert Foxworth; parents and siblings. Louis leaves behind his daughters, Tena Foxworth, Linda Larsen; son, Dale Larson; grandchildren, James Larsen, Kevin Larsen, Michael Larsen, Donna Alferd, Greg Larson, Roderick Foxworth, Christina Hauke; countless great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The family thanks his caregiver, Amber Andrews for all her loving care extended to Louis during the last part of his life. Funeral services were held Mon., May 18, 2009, at Pace- Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, TX with interment at Rosewood Cemetery, Humble, TX.

LOWE
Stephen “Steve” Lowe, age 67 died April 14, 2009 in Houston, TX. Born November 26, 1941 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Steve served in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He then served as a nuclear welder for the Charleston Naval S h i p y a r d . Steve is p r e c e d e d in death by his grandparents Everett and May Sayre, parents Homer and Maxine Lowe, and his brother Randy Lowe. Steve is survived by the mother of his children Ophelia Lowe Christian, Daughter Stephanie Jessee and son in-law Brent, Daughter Robbin Zettlemoyer and son in-law Todd, step daughter Mary Dusenbury and son in-law Chad. His four wonderful and loving grandchildren grandchildren Airmen Benjamin Jessee, Christen Jessee, Riley and Zachary Zettlemoyer. Steve has a beautiful granddaughter on the way, Madison Dusenbury. He is also survived by his brother Robert Lowe and wife Debbie, sister Camille McNeill, and brother Jeff Lowe and wife Pat. Steve was a proud member of the American Legion post #629 of Camilla, Texas. Please join us in remembering Stephen Maxwell Lowe by visiting our Memorial at www.mem.com. Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.

STEWARD
Shirley Stovall-Steward, age 77, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009. She was born in Cleveland, Texas, July 24, 1931 to James Walter and Thelma Stovall who preceded her in death along with her husband, Javis Hilman Steward. She served her church family and community as Secretary of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland for 30 years. She will be remembered in love. Survivors include her daughters, Shirleen Lewis and husband, Lloyd T., Teresa Steward West and companion, Charles Larpenteur; brother, Walter Stovall and wife, Mary Lou; grandchildren, Ryan West, Brady West, Kyle Lewis, Rachel Lewis, and numerous other cherished family members and treasured friends. Rev. D. Tim Holder conducted funeral services held Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 1:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, Texas with interment at Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery. WALL Curtis Webb Wall, age 88, passed away in Cleveland, Texas, Tuesday, May 12, 2009. He was born in Keltys, Texas, October 18, 1920 to John Webb and Dora Wall who preceded him in death along with his loving wife, Odessa Wall, and his brothers, Vernon Wall, Ernest Wall, and Bobby Wall. He had retired as Senior Gas Plant Operator in the Petroleum I n d u s t r y . He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served as A v i a t i o n Machinist at U.S. Naval Air Station, Cuddihy, Corpus Christi, Texas; discharged in 1945. Survivors include his daughter, Fonda Smith and husband, Charles; grandchildren, Jason Smith and wife, Robyn, Cher Bolin; great-grandsons, Charles Curtis Bolin, Jason Bolin, Triston Smith; great-granddaughter, Savana Ivey; brother, Billy Wall and wife, Betty; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other cherished family members and treasured friends throughout the years. Graveside services were held 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 15, 2009, Montague Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.

WILLIAMS

William Johnny Williams, Sr., was born August 6, 1932 in Riverside, Texas to Arnette C. and Irene (Burke) Williams and passed away May 10, 2009 in Houston, Texas. He was one of six siblings. He was known as “the music man” and loved gospel blue grass music. He retired from Benjamin Moore Paint Company after 37 years and moved back to Oakhurst in 1997. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, the outdoors at home and riding his tractor. He especially loved and adored his grandchildren and great-grand-son. He was very interested in all parts of his church. Survivors include his wife Dottie, daughter Judy Williams Landrum, son John Williams Jr., grandchildren; Victoria Frucchti, Cody Williams, Wendy Guest and Kasi Williams Bachelder, nine greatgrandchildren and brother Joe Williams. He was preceded in death by his first wife Betty Sue Williams and parents. Services were held at Oakhurst Full Gospel Church on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 with the Rev. Glen Cooksey officiating. Interment followed at the Center Hill Cemetery under the direction of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com.

 



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