Charles H. Cleveland
GROVETON – Graveside services for Charles H. Cleveland, 71, of Groveton were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, in the Bennett Cemetery with Bro. Riley officiating.
Mr. Cleveland died Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Groveton.
He was born April 1, 1936, in Waco and was a member of the Josserand Baptist Church. He was retired from HAVC Start-up A/C Services and was a member of Pipefitters Local 211.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Cleveland of Groveton; three daughters and a son-in-law, Leslie and Jeff Drastata of Huntsville, Joanna Hildebrant and Terry Godosar, both of Tomball; four sisters and their spouses, Maxine Newton of Princeton, Texas, Joyce and H.V. Williams of Austin, Peggy and Jack Miller of Onalaska and Alice and Rod Barnett of San Antonio; four grandchildren and their spouses, Amanda and Clay Duckworth of Tracy, Calif., Jordan and Chris Bizawskas of Virginia Beach, Va., Tiffany Drastata of Huntsville and Marga Godosar of Tomball; a great-grandson, Kaden Hildebrandt of Tracy, Calif., and a number of other relatives and friends.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
CROCKETT – Graveside services for Bassett D. Keller, 80, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, in the Gerald Cemetery near Waco with the Rev. Sally Fleming officiating.
Mr. Keller died Saturday, Jan. 12.
He was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Amarillo and was a graduate of Abilene High School. Mr. Keller had a long and distinguished newspaper career and served as publisher for papers in Abilene, Huntsville, Snyder and Crockett. He also served as the publisher of the Houston County Courier in Crockett, a sister publication to the Trinity Standard. Following his retirement in Crockett, he worked for a time as a part-time advertising representative for the Trinity Standard.
Mr. Keller was a veteran and served his country during the Korean Conflict. He also was a member of the Rotary Club, Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 AF&AM and the Houston Scottish Rite Bodies. He also was an avid private pilot.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. Keller and Margaret Keller.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert W. Keller of Lufkin and Karl and Stella Keller of Cleveland; two sisters, Margaret A. Kuykendall of Abilene and Martha J. Fleming of Fort Worth; five grandchildren and a spouse, Stacey R. Keller of Lake Dallas, Robert D. Keller of Lufkin, Billy E. Keller of Cleveland and Karl and Kellie Keller of Cleveland; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home of Crockett directed the arrangements.
Reba Jean Ledingham
TRINITY – Services for Reba Jean Mayabb Ledingham, 70, of Crockett were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, in the Trinity Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dennis Ivey of the Harvest Church in Crockett officiating.
Burial followed in the New Zion Cemetery near Trinity.
Mrs. Ledingham died Friday, Jan. 11, in Crockett.
She was born March 3, 1937, in Idabel, Okla. and was employed as a caregiver.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna McCrary of Crockett; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Frances and Melvin Likehart of Crockett and Linda Ruth Pritchett of Conroe; three grandchildren, Donald McCrary, Doyle McCrary and Donavan McCrary; two great-grandchildren, Brandi and Phillip; four nephews, Johnny G. Stewart, Joey Likehart, Clarence Likehart and Robert Oaley Stewart; and a niece, Diane Trujillo.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Larry ‘Joe’ Rasbeary
GROVETON – Services for Larry Joe Rasbeary, 60, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at the Groveton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Neil Kemper officiating.
Burial followed in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Rasbeary died Friday, Jan. 11, following a long battled with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and leukemia.
He was born July 20, 1947, in Conroe, the son of Baylous and Linnie Rasbeary. He was graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in criminal justice while working for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Mr. Rasbeary continued working for TDCJ until his retirement in July 1998.
Following his retirement, he went to work for the Management Training Corp. until May 2007.
Survivors include his wife, Tresa Michele Rasbeary of Trinity; three sons, Stephen Travis Rasbeary of Trinity, Gregory Paul Rasbeary of Conroe and Jack Scott Rasbeary of Columbia, S.C.; a daughter, Shannon Leigh Rasbeary of Trinity; two brothers and their spouses, Bill and Jean Rasbeary and Ben and Lena Rasbeary, all of Groveton; two grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers included Ronnie Parker, Kerry Dixon, J.C. Conner, Jimmy Knierim, Hugh Bryan and James Frawner. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Stubblefield, Brad Rasbeary, Bob Rasbeary and Ricky Rasbeary.
Groveton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Gene Everett Sanders
TRINITY – Graveside services for Gene Everett Sanders, 86, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, in the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Daly officiating.
Mr. Sanders died Monday, Jan. 7, in Huntsville.
He was born May 10, 1921, in Magnolia and moved with his family to the Heights area of Houston in the mid-1920s.
During World War II, he served honorably in the U.S. Navy’s Construction Battalions (Seabees) from 1942-1945. He served in the South Pacific and attained the rank of chief boatswains mate.
He was a 1937 graduate of Reagan High School and attended both the University of Houston and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, studying engineering.
Mr. Sanders was united in marriage to Dorothy “Tiby” Adams on March 16, 1947. He moved to Pearland in 1959 and resided there until his retirement in 1983.
Prior to moving to Pearland, he had been involved in the formation of the East Texas YMCA of Houston and in Pearland he was involved in the formation of the Pearland Baseball League.
He served as a Pearland city councilman from 1962 to 1976.
Mr. Sanders held various management positions during his 32 years of employment with Southwest Fabricating and Welding Co. and worked in expediting, drafting, engineering and material manufacturing.
Following his retirement in 1983, he moved to the Kitrell Community near Trinity where he spent time with relatives and enjoyed riding his tractor with his grandkids and watching them fish in his tank.
He is a past member of the Broadway Baptist Temple in Houston, the Pearland First Baptist Church and the Calvary Baptist Church of Trinity. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Sanders; four sons and their spouses, Gene and Barbara Sanders Jr., James Sanders, Lonnie and Dee Sanders and Lloyd and Regina Sanders; a daughter and her spouse, Mary Bath and Ronnie Pinkerton; a sister, Hazel Murdock; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Waller-Funeral Home directed the arrangements.