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San Jacinto Newstimes - Obituaries
For the Week of October 14, 2007 - October 28, 2007
Copyright 2007 - Polk County Publishing Company

H. Alton
H. Alton, 60, of Coldspring, Texas, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2007. 
He was born in Watertown, New York on December 25, 1947.  Survivors include his loving wife, Sally Alton; sisters, Marsha, Sharon; sons, Kenneth Alton, Jr. and Vanessa, James Miller and Angie; sisters, Marie Anderson and James, Terri Richards; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; numerous other loving family members and caring friends.  Arrangements made through Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas.

Funeral services for Sherry Ann Bebee, 18, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Farley Chapel in Shepherd.
She was born Nov. 26, 1988 in Galveston, the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Moren) Bebee. She died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, in Goodrich, Texas.
She is survived by her daughters,Jayden Mullin of Shepherd, Amber Mullin of Shepherd; parents, Daniel and Mary Bebee of Shepherd; grandparents, Deborah and Terry Domer of Shepherd; brother and sister, Ronnie and Monica Bebee of Shepherd; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Barry Miller of Shepherd; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel Earl Bebee and Brenda Sutton of Shepherd; uncle and aunt Studs and Amy Moren of Willis; aunt and uncle, Esther and Todd Holcomb of Liberty; uncle and aunt, Bruce and Rita Bebee of Livingston and Joann and Thomas Young of Shepherd and numerous cousins and other family members.
Pallbearers were Todd Holcomb, Christopher Landrum, Studs Moren, Ronnie Bebee, Ricky McKeone, Shaun Bebee, Barry Miller and DAniuel Bebee Jr.

Earline Morgan Callahan, age 55, of Shepherd, Texas, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2007.  She was born May 21, 1952 to Grady and Jeanne Morgan who precede her in death along with her loving husband, Russell J. Callahan; brothers, Bill William Morgan, Henry “Tiny” Morgan; and her twin brother Earl Morgan.
Survivors include her sons, Anthony Callahan and wife, Suzanne, Scott Callahan; daughter, Tammy Richey and husband, Pug, Tracy Broussard; sisters, Norma Luquette, Gloria Creamer; brothers, Herman Morgan, Raymond Morgan, Willie Morgan; six grandkids, many nieces, nephews and other loving family members and caring friends.
 Funeral services were held Friday, October 12, 2007, 2 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Farley Chapel Cemetery, Shepherd, Texas.


Graveside services for Francisco San Juan Gonzalez, 48, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 at the Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shepherd with Hilario Hurtado officiating.
He died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 in Goodrich, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Gonzalez of Shepherd; daughters, Kisha Gonzalez of Shepherd, Crystal Gonzalez of Cleveland, Tammy Roberts, Felicia Leger of Shepherd, Joyce Legee; sons, Lupe Gonzalez of Cleveland, Eric Gonzalez of Shepherd, Felix Gonzalez of Shepherd; borthers, Ramuldo Gonzalez Maragarito Gonzalez, Hernesto Gonzalez, and Melecia Gonzalez, all of Mexico, Jose Salvador of Shepherd; nine grandchildren and stepson, Joel Seth Phillips.
He was preceded in death by his father, Guadalupe Gonzalez and his mother, Fernanda San Juan.
He was born Nov. 10, 1958 in Caltimacan, Mexico, the son of Guadalupe and Fernanda (San Juan) Gonzalez.


Travis Allan Johnson passed away on Friday, October 5, 2007 after a long  illness with cancer.  Travis was a lifetime resident of Cleveland; 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 that 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 and David Lee Sheffield along with numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many other loving and caring family members and cherished friends beyond measure. 
Funeral services were held, October 9, 2007 at Cornerstone Church, Cleveland, Texas 77328.  His final resting place is at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens.

Graveside services for Phyllis Ann Martin, 42, were held Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, in South Park Cemetery in Pasadena, with Jack V. Jones officiating.
Mrs. Martin died Thursday, Oct. 11, in Goodrich.
She was born Sept. 11, 1963 in HOuston, the daughter of Donald and Phyllis Wright Jones. She was preceded in death by her br4other, Donald Lee Jones.
Survivors include her parents, Donald and Phyllis Jones of Shepherd; daughters, Serria Ann Horvath of Shepherd, Emily Ann Horvath of Shepherd and Camryn Martin of Coldspring; son, Conner Martin of Coldspring and brother Larry W. Jones of Tyler.
Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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.

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.


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.


Woolery, Katie Ann, age 47, of McAlester, Oklahoma, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2007.  She was born in Comanche, Oklahoma on February, 29, 1960.  She is preceded in death by Tina Ann Mize, Granny Eloise Babin and Papa Buck Babin.  Survivors include her loving husband, Roger Woolery; mother, Sharon Mercer; daughter, Linda “Sissy” Bratton; sons, Steven Ray Mize and wife, Pam, Travis Lee Mize and wife, Amber; grandchildren, Kyra Mize, Jordon Mize and Hailey Ann Mize; other survivors, Dustin Dixon Mize, Brittney Valderez, Justin Valderez,  A.J. Valderez, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and other loving and caring family members and caring friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 12, 2007, 10 a.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, Texas with interment at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens.

 Karl Edward Wallace Jr,, 85, a veterinarian, longhorn rancher and retired Colonel in the U.S Army, died Thursday Oct 11, 2007, in Huntsville, Texas.
SERVICE: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct 20th, Saint Stephens Presbyterian Church, 2700 McPherson Ave., Fort Worth. Reverend Frederick Field Ritsch III officiating.
MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (SPCA)
Karl Wallace was born in Bangs Texas on March 14th 1922 to Col Karl E. Wallace and Camille Shield Wallace. He graduated Paschal high school in Fort Worth, and attended North Texas Agricultural College. He graduated from Texas A&M. 
He fought in France and Germany as an Infantry Officer in Gen. George Patton’s Third Army. He fought in the famed Battle of the Bulge, entered Germany, and met the Russians on the Leitz River. During the war he was wounded twice, received two battlefield promotions, achieved four campaign stars, a purple heart with a cluster, and a Bronze Star. During the war he was one of a dozen former A&M Students who held the traditional Aggie Muster in Nuremberg Germany on April 21, 1944.
After the war Karl received a second degree from Texas A&M, became a veterinarian and opened his first veterinary hospital in Fort Worth. In the National Guard he helped reorganize the 36th division and commanded a tank battalion in the 49th armored. He retired from the military a full Colonel in 1965.
Upon retirement his great love was his ranch and his longhorn cattle. He received a lifetime Achievement award from the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association, and an Outstanding Achievement award from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
He is survived by a son Karl Edward Wallace III, sisters Beryl Wilkinson, Lynn Bass, and Niki Dameron-Smith, a brother Wayne Wallace, and his partner Robert Guenther.







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