Charles Edward Proffer, age 63, resident of Coldspring for 30 years, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2007. Born in Houston, Texas on October 30, 1943 to Charles R. and Frances Proffer.
Charles was employed by HL&P (now Centerpoint) for 35 years. In his free time he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son. They were true buddies and he watched with pride as his son matured into an adult. The family moved from Houston to Coldspring and built their own house on the lake where they enjoyed the company of relatives, friends, and neighbors. He retired in 1997. He enjoyed landscaping his property by creating flowerbeds throughout. He took up the game of golf and became the proud holder of 6 confirmed holes in one. He dedicated his life to his wife of 43 years and as she became disabled he took great care of her. During their marriage they traveled to 30 states and numerous National Parks. He enjoyed people and was a true friend to many. Charlie will surely be missed.
Charles is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Proffer. Survivors include his loving wife, Annette Proffer; son, Chuck Proffer; mother-in-law, Irene Kujawa; sisters-in-law, Jackie Kujawa, Peggy Kujawa; brothers-in-law, Steve Kujawa, Kenneth Kujawa; nephews, Kevin Kujawa, Jonathan Kujawa; nieces, Laurie Duran, Cari Kujawa; and several other loving family members and caring friends.
Dr. Don M. Shannon conducted funeral services Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 10 a.m. at the Coldspring First Baptist Church. The Pallbearers to escort Charles to his final resting place at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery were Jim Crabtree, Kevin Kujawa, Paul Miller, Greg Duran, Kenneth Bennett, Cliff Whitehouse; Honorary Pallbearers, Tom Barnes, Tom Lambert, Foyd Smith and Steve Evans.
Garlon Luther McShan passed away Friday, October 5, 2007 in the Vitas Hospice Care Unit of The Hampton Assisted Living Residences in Houston, Texas. He was born on January 10, 1926 to Garlan “Bun” McShan and Lola M. Real and was a lifelong resident of Houston, and the Wigginsville and Security communities.
Garlon proudly served in the United State Navy during WWII. After he was discharged, he was employed by Houston Engineering until his retirement on January 10, 1992.
Garlon was preceded in death by his father and mother, step-father, Fladger Phenix; brother, Milton “Mack” McShan; and niece, Cathy Anne McShan Porter. Survivors include his brother, Robert A. Phenix and wife, Lynnette of Bloomington, MN; sister, Joyce Phenix Blackmon and husband, Rick of Tomball, TX; nephew, Larry McShan and wife, Marlene of Lake Charles, LA; nieces, Sherrie Landry and husband, Tom; Kerrie Northern and husband, Greg, all of Spring, TX; cousins, John McShan and wife, Pat and Johnny McShan and wife, Melony all of Security; sister-in-law, Betty McShan of Conroe, TX and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family wishes to extend a special “thank you’ to cousins and caretakers, John McShan and his son, Johnny, for their dedication to Garlon during his illness.
The funeral service was held at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 2 p.m. with interment at Morgan Cemetery. The pallbearers that escorted him to his final resting place were Larry McShan, Tom Landry, Cody Barker, Destin Roy, Brandy McShan, Colin McShan, Keith McShan and his honorary pallbearer was John McShan, his cousin and his friend.
Cleo Patrick Isbell McCool, age 70 of Shepherd, Texas, passed away in a tragic automobile accident on Sunday, September 30, 2007. She was born to Henry Vander and Pauline Ashworth in Groveton, Texas on January 12, 1937.
She loved her God and her family and was very much a home body because her home was very important to her. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. They all loved eating it too; her homemade biscuits especially. She put a lot of heartfelt time in her yard, you could always tell because her yard was as clean as her house. She loved people and had lots of fun with all ages, all over Texas. You could see her through her beautiful bright eyes and shinning smile, she will surely be missed.
She is preceded in death by her by her husbands, Edgar Isbell and Gerald McCool; son, Edgar Isbell. Survivors include her sons, Larry Isbell and wife, Mary, Michael Isbell and wife, Jennifer, Henry Isbell and wife, Renée, daughters, Patricia Woodard and husband, Richard, Cynthia Lamb and husband, Lonnie, Mitzy Smith and husband, Jimmy; step-sons, Mike McCool, Steve McCool, Jerry McCool, Darrell McCool; grandchildren, Noah, Jerry, Richard, Kimberly, Misty, Christy, James, JoAnna, Lacy, Jimmie, Lindsey, Katelyn, Kevin, Kaila, and Rowdy; great-grandchildren, Little J, Gracie, Megan, Mandi, Myles, Hailey, Bryce, Cameron, Blayne, Trinity, Devon, Hope, and Jacie; brother, Cleon Ashworth, Dewey Ashworth, Charles Ashworth, and Grover Ashworth; aunt, Minnieola Smith; numerous nieces and nephews, and other loving family members and a host of friends beyond measure.Funeral services were held Saturday, October 6, 2007, 10 a.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Bro. Jerry Matthews conducted the service with graveside services at 2 p.m., Calvary Cemetery, Nogalus Prairie, Texas.
Travis Allan Johnson passed away on Friday, October 5, 2007 after a long painful illness. Travis was born in Houston, Texas 17 years ago on September 18, 1990. Travis was a fun loving child that grew up to be a very respectable young man. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed eating the game that he bagged too. Baseball was a sport that was trilling to him. He loved playing ball and going to the games. He adored his animals, which you could clearly see. Travis has so many Ribbons and Trophies they can’t all be displayed. Most of all though . . . he loved his family and friends.
Waiting to meet him on the other side are his brother, Joshua Johnson; great-grandmother, Florence Pevehouse; grandmother, Priscilla Keeton; grandfather, Raymond Johnson. Survivors include his parents, Johnny and Deborah Johnson; grandparents, Richard Becker and wife, Mary, JoAnn Anderson; his inspirational friend, Courtney Huckabay, along with numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many other loving and caring family members and cherished friends beyond measure.
Funeral services were Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Church, 27453 Hwy 105 West, Cleveland, Texas 77328. His final resting place will follow at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens.
Robert D. (Harold) Reed, 67, died Sunday, September 30, 2007 at his home in Coldspring. He was born July 2, 1940 in Looneyville, the sone of Robert and Daisey (Young) Reed.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert Reed and his mother Daisey Young.
He served in the Air Force during Vietnam.
He is survived by Camille Reed (wife) of Coldspring; Dana Reed (daughter) of Bakersfield, Ca., Robin Reed (daughter) of Coldspring; Kevin Reed (son) of Van; four sisters; James Carrico, Jason Carrico and Jackson Reed (grandsons).
Funeral services were held Oct. 3, 2007 at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Rev. Larry Smith officiated. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska.
Pallbearers were John Adair, Ben Rutland, Gary Petterson, Drew Szilagyi, Jed Campbell and John Peden.
William Coleman Kinnison, 85, died Monday, October 1, 2007 in Cleveland. He was born February 2, 1922 in Haskel, the son of William and Mary (Coleman) Kinnison.
He was preceded in death by his parents William and Mary Kinnison; wife Dorothy Lee (Lynch) Kinnison; brothers Clyde Randolph Kinnison, Brice Kinnison, Judson Kinnison; sisters, Edna Hewlet, Victoria Ruth Bowley, Norma Thompson; grandchild William Randal Rieske; and his grandchild Kenny Ray Kinnison.
He is survived by daughters, Connie Sangster of Cleveland, Carolyn Sue Beane of Cannon City, Colo; sons, Johnny Lynn Kinnison of Livingston, Ronnie Ray Kinnison of Brenham; grandchildren, Shelly Kay, Shea Marie, Toni Lue, Johnnie Kay, Shawnie Diane, Sharon Lee, Jeremy Wayne, Lisa Michelle, Ronnie Lyn; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held October 3, 2007 at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, Ronnie Ray Kinnison officiated. Interment followed in the Pace-Stancil Cemetery in Cleveland. Military honors provided by VFW Post #1839 of Cleveland.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.