BETTY ALLEN

August 25, 2013

Mrs. Betty Allen, age 83, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 in the Houston County Nursing Home. Mrs. Allen was born May 28, 1930 in Crockett and was a lifetime resident of Crockett. She and her husband Harold were retired owners of Crockett Iron Works and she was a member of the Central Baptist Church where she taught the JoySunday school for many years. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, John Harold and Anne Allen of Crockett; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Don Mitchell of Plano; grandchildren, Dr. Blake Mitchell and wife, Trisha of Frisco, Brent Mitchell and wife, Cynthia of Frisco, Dr. John Michael Allen and wife, Jennifer of Crockett and Robert Lee Allen and wife, Amanda of Nacogdoches; great-grandchildren, Campbell Mitchell, Cody Mitchell, Samantha Mitchell, Cleavie Allen, Kate Allen and Brady Lee Allen; sister, Gwen Baker and husband, Darrell of Lufkin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by parents, Bricker and Cleavie Rials and husband, Harold Allen.

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Allen will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in the Central Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Goodson and Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund.

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LAVERNE LOGSDON

LaVerne LogsdonAugust 25, 2013

Mrs. Leota Laverne Rosson Burwitz Logsdon, age 81, of Crockett passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 in the Winfield Nursing Center. Mrs. Logsdon was born October 23, 1931 in Crockett to Chester Arthur Rosson and Hattie Mae Rawls Rosson. She worked for Loch Cook, Crockett Independent Telephone Company Operator, Dow Chemical, Southwestern Bell Telephone, Collins Radio and Crockett State School where she retired. Mrs. Logsdon was a United States veteran serving in the Women’s Marine Corps in San Diego, California and the Hawaiian Islands.

Survivors include daughter, Melody June Burwitz Pinnell and husband Jimmy Pinnell of Crockett; son, Charles “Chuck” Burwitz and wife, Marilyn Moore Burwitz of Buffalo; grandchildren, Christina Evans, Tyler Burwitz and Bryce Burwitz; great-grandson, Colby Thornton; sisters, Vera Rosson Dishongh and Loveta Rosson Wood and husband, John; brother, Willette Rosson and wife, Annette and sister-in-law, Selma Rosson; step-children, William “Bill” Logsdon and wife, Kathy of Fairfield, Carey Logsdon Minter and husband, Danny of Crockett and Jeanne Logsdon Ellison and husband, John of Austin; step-grandchildren, Brandy Minter Crowson, Ryan Logsdon, Nicholaus Logsdon, Jonathan Ellison and Jennifer Ellison; step-great-grandchildren, Alexandria Gilbert, Jaycie Robinson and Jay Thomas Robinson, Jeffrey Logsdon and Trae Lones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Arlie L. “Shug” Logsdon, Jr; brothers, Chester Clyde Rosson and Edward Rosson; step-son, Jeff Logsdon, step-grandsons, Jeremy Logsdon and Jeffrey Minter.

Funeral services for Mrs. Laverne Logsdon will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church with Father Peter McGrath officiating. Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church with a rosary beginning at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wesley Chapel Cemetery Association.  Condolences for Mrs. Logsdon may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/

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LAMONA WOOLLEY

August 22, 2013

Mrs. Lamona Woolley, age 78, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 in the Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.  Mrs. Woolley was born July 24, 1935 in Trinity County and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime.  She was a retired day care worker and a member of the Possum Walk Church of Christ.   Mrs. Woolley is survived by husband, Raymond L. Woolley of Crockett; children, Linda Adams of Crockett and Vernon Woolley and wife, Marcia of Livingston; grandchildren, Lee Ann Thomas of Nacogdoches, Chris Adams of Conroe, Micah Adams of Conroe, Jamie Adams Smith and husband, Kitagawa of Conroe, Abby Adams of Conroe, Jaime Gaston of Livingston, Brandon Gaston of Conroe and Lauren Harrison of Livingston; several great-grandchildren.  Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Velma Norsworthy and brother, John Norsworthy.  Funeral services for Mrs. Lamona Woolley will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. H. J. Billingsley and Mr. Doug Lowery officiating.  Interment will follow in the East Prairie (Possum Walk) Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Possum Walk Church of Christ.  Condolences for Mrs. Woolley may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/

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NANNIE RUTH GUNN

August 20, 2013

Nannie Ruth Gunn, 99, of Crockett, TX, passed away on August 16, 2013 in Houston, TX. Nannie was born in Navasota, TX on Nov 13, 1913. She married T. C. “Dude” Gunn on July 7, 1934. Nannie had one child, Mary Elizabeth Gunn Fillippa, who married Dominic (Nick) Fillippa.

Nannie is survived by four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: Dominic (DJ) Fillippa and wife Ami Ingram, M.D. and their two children, Dominic III (Nic) and Lillian Ruth Fillippa of Houston; Paul Fillippa of Troup; Patricia Fillippa Weeks and husband Richard and their two children, Ryan and Collin Weeks of New Braunfels; Stephen and Laura Fillippa and their three children, Stephen Rayleigh, Emily and Elizabeth Fillippa of Troup. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Nannie is preceded in death by her husband T. C. “Dude” Gunn and her daughter and son-in-law Mary Beth and Dominic Fillippa of Grapeland, TX.

A private family memorial service for Mrs. Nannie Ruth Gunn is being arranged by her family.

Condolences for Mrs. Gunn may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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KATHRYN C. CURRY

August 20, 2013

Mrs. Kathryn C. Curry, age 81, of Grapeland, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013 in the Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  She was born April 25, 1932 in Buckhorn, Texas and was a resident Grapeland, previously living in Houston.  Mrs. Curry was a retired sales clerk and a faithful member of the Grapeland Church of Christ.

Survivors include daughters, Sharon Lane and husband, Johnnie of Crockett, Terry Shiflet and husband, Gary of Houston; grandchildren, Johnnie Ray Lane and wife, Denise of Crockett, T. R. Lane and wife, Kim of Grapeland, Clay Shiflet of Houston; great-grandchildren, Billy Lane, Brett Lane, Hailey Lane, Victoria Lane, Sarah West, Isabell Lane, Ryan Lane, Harley Shiflet, Trent Shiflet and Shyanne Shiflet; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Carl C. Curry; parents, Joe and Susie Acock; sisters, Beulah Karm, Nettie Mae Manning, Maggie Green and brother, Alvin Acock.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn C. Curry will be held Friday, August 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Minister Gary Taylor and Mr. Johnnie Lane officiating.  Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories in Elkhart.   Family will receive friends Thursday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Curry may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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IVA LOUISE GUNNELS

Louise GunnelaAugust 19, 2013

Mrs. Iva Louise Gates Gunnels, age 80, of Crockett, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013 in the Winfield Healthcare Center in Crockett.  She was born February 25, 1933 in Kennard and had lived in Grapeland for 25 years. Mrs. Gunnels was retired having worked for Ames Fried Chicken for many years and was a member of the Ivie Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Dianne Watkins and husband, Novle of Grapeland, Darlene Hoch and husband, Rocky of Grapeland; grandchildren, Krissi Pickett and husband, Randy of Victoria, Rocky Allen Hoch and wife, Chasity of Latexo, Jerrod Hoch and wife, Sarah of Nacogdoches, Laura Goolsby and husband, Ronnie of Crockett, Melanie Brown and husband, Troy of Centerville; great-grandchildren, Carly Pickett, Montana Brown, Noah Hoch, Harlie Hoch, Monica Hoch, Jacob Hoch and Addison Hoch; sister, Mertis Goodson of Kennard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Ernest C. Gunnels; parents, Ivie and Velma Gates; sister, Daphaline Johnson; brother, Derward Gates and nephew, Randy Gates.

Funeral services for Mrs. Iva Louise Gunnels will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Terry Gibson and Bro. Rocky Allen Hoch officiating. Interment will follow in the McCarter Cemetery.  Condolences for Mrs. Gunnels may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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CHARLES LEE GRAHAM

charles-lee-graham-pictureAugust 19, 2013

Mr. Charles Lee “Charlie” Graham, Sr., age 80, of Latexo, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013 at his residence.  He was born December 13, 1932 in Houston County and had lived most of his lifetime in Houston County.  Mr. Graham was a veteran of the United States Air Force and the Army Reserves.  He was known for his love of hunting and fishing.  His children remember growing up either in the woods or on the Trinity River banks.  Mr. Graham loved spending time barbequing and frying the best fish you ever ate along with his homemade hushpuppies.  If he told you a story that was about one of his hunting or fishing tales you could count on it being 100% true. His other love of his life was all the years he spent working on the tugboats in the engine room.

Survivors include children- daughter, Theresa Graham of Crockett, son, Charles Graham and wife, Cheryl of Henderson, Daughter, Selina Jowell and husband, Trent of Jacksonville; step-son, Dewayne Alford and wife, Sandy of Crockett; grandchildren, Trey Graham and wife, Sierra, Shey Graham, Shelby McLeod, Samantha McLeod, Rylee Jowell, Angela Stevens, Kenny Moyer, Janet Davis, Candy Hawkins; great-grandchildren, Rackson Graham, Cody Henderson, Haley Priest, Garrett Davis, Brittany Sheppard, Austin Sheppard; sisters and brother,  Marilyn Ferguson and husband, Dewayne of Crockett, Ken Graham and wife, Bonita of Crockett, Sue Moffitt and husband, Jimmy of Grapeland; special pet, Cody; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by wife, Janet Alford Graham; parents, K. D. and Jewel Graham.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Charles Lee “Charlie” Graham, Sr. will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Latexo Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Condolences for Mr. Graham may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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DORTHYE ANN STRBAN

August 19, 2013

Mrs. Dorthye Ann Strban, age 80, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013 in the Winfield Healthcare Center in Crockett.  She was born December 3, 1932 in Crockett, Texas and had lived in Crockett all of her lifetime.  Mrs. Strban was retired having worked for Pineywoods Candy Company and had also worked as a caregiver.  She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Crockett and she enjoyed traveling.  Mrs. Strban was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and was loved by her family.

Survivors include husband, Steve Strban of Crockett; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Bullock and Rodney Bullock of Crockett; son and daughter-in-law, Steve Edward Strban and Sue Strban of Crockett; brother, George Farek, Jr. and wife, Sue of Crockett; grandchildren, Michelle Grubbs and husband, Harry of Spring, Rodney Bullock, Jr. and wife, Lindsay of Baytown, Steve Lynn Strban of Crockett, Kimberly Duhon and husband, Randy of Grapeland; great-grandchildren, Thomas Austin Bullock, Anne-Marie Bullock, James Andrew Wilson, Savannah Grace Wilson, Marley Duhon, Lexie Bullock and Lacie Bullock.  Preceded in death by parents, George Lee and Bessie May Farek.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorthye Ann Strban will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tim Allen officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart to Heart Hospice, 209 Christie St., Lufkin, TX 75904 or First Christian Church, 200 Gordon Drive, Crockett, TX 75835.  Condolences for may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JACK D. LOGAN

August 14, 2013

Mr. Jack D. Logan, age 78, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at his residence.  He was born March 28, 1935 in Timpson, Texas and had lived in Houston most of his lifetime.  Mr. Logan had retired from The City of Houston Water Department in 1985 and also retired from the Sheldon ISD School district in 1998.   His interests were old cars and gospel music.  Mr. Logan loved his naps, working on air conditioning units and small car engines and he loved dogs and cats.  He attended the Pentecostal church.  Survived by his children, Ken Logan wife, Karen of Deer Park, Tx., Becky Logan husband,  Wade of Crosby, Tx., Terry Logan wife, Donna of Elkhart, Tx. and Clara Long husband, Jearl of Crosby, Tx.; grandchildren, LaToshia Munoz, Justin McCrary, Chase Logan, Casey Logan, Zach Logan, Heath Long, Seth Long and Jake Logan; great grandchildren, Kobe Logan, Caden Logan, Alex Munoz, Logan McCrary and Carter McCrary.  Preceded in death by son, Lloyd D. Logan; father, Hardy E. Logan; mother, Clara E. Logan and numerous, brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Mr. Jack D. Logan will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kevin Taylor officiating.  Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Condolences for Mr. Logan may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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JOHN ROBERT PAGE

August 14, 2013

Mr. John Robert Page, age 83, of Midway, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in the Huntsville Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 20, 1930 in Farrar, Texas and had been living in Midway.  Mr. Page was a veteran of the United States Marine Cops having served as Sergeant during the Korean War where he was wounded and the recipient of the Purple Heart.  He was a retired electrician and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include children, Gloria Nell Hahn and husband, Larry of Midway, Peggy Sue Reed and husband, Jim of Shiro, Kay Lynn McCrary and husband, Leon of Houston; daughter-in-law, Kim Vance of Pasadena; grandchildren, Vicki Lusk Bray of Houston, David R. Smith, Jr. of Pasadena, Trina J. Handy and husband, Richard of Austin, Kyle Vance of Pasadena, David Lusk, Jr. and wife, Mandi of Salisbury, North Carolina, Michael Haseman and wife, Cheryl of Houston, Kristi Cooper and husband, Mark of Spring, Holli E. Sutton and husband, Leland of Anderson,  Jennifer Vance Jett and husband, Kenneth of Pasadena,  Shaun McCrary of Houston, Quinton Vance of Pasadena, Zachery T. Vance of Pasadena;  great-grandchildren, David “D.J.” Smith, Conner Smith, Sarah Henderson, Justin Handy, Lillian Handy, Abbi Handy, Kylie Vance, Kegan Vance, Breanna Lusk, Natalie Lusk, Kameron Greenwood, Lilli Greenwood, Emma Cooper, Ella Cooper, Reed Sutton, Luke Sutton, Haley Elizabeth Sutton, Devin Haseman and True Haseman; special grand niece, Desiray Kyle; brothers, Hugh Page, Albert Page, Luther Page; sister, Patti Page; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.   Preceded in death by wife, Eva Page; son, Glen Vance; parents, Leroy and Mae Bird Page; brothers, Jesse Page, Jimmy Page and sister-in-law, Nita Page.

Funeral services for Mr. John Robert Page will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ed Fisher officiating.  Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crippled Children’s Fund Shriners Institute, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Condolences for Mr. Page may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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JENSIE LORENE POWELL

jensie-powellAugust 4, 2013

Mrs. Jensie Lorene Powell, age 72, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013 at her residence.  She was born April 5, 1941 in Burnett and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Powell was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include husband of 52 years, Alfred Powell of Crockett; daughters, Kathy Sanders and husband, Sam of Palestine, Donna Kay Wright and husband, Robert of Huntsville; grandchildren, Kristy Pendergraft of Crockett, Jennifer Wright of Huntsville, Ashley Wright of Huntsville, Michelle Wright of Huntsville; great-grandchildren, Dakota Pendergraft of Crockett, Cheyenne Pendergraft of Crockett, Lillien Roberson of Huntsville, Alyssa Jones of Huntsville; sisters, Dean Haggerton of Kempner, Johnnie Hilbig of Cedar Creek; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Curtis and Mary Frances Rogers; granddaughter, Lisa Marie Sanders; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Millie and Jim Powell and brother, Carl Crow.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jensie Lorene Powell will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Wright officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pennington Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Powell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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MERIDTH LEE CURRIE

August 3, 2013

Meridth Lee Currie, age 49, of Latexo, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013 at his residence.  He was born June 2, 1964 in Houston County and had lived in Latexo all of his lifetime.  Meridth had worked for P-Chem in Latexo and Travel Quest in Crockett.  He loved his dog.

Survivors include wife, Katy Currie of Latexo; son, Justin Currie and wife,  Meagan Brent Currie of Latexo; grandson on the way, Bryce Currie; mother, Nellie Currie of Latexo; brothers, Mark A. Currie of Latexo, Mack Currie and wife, Teresa of Lovelady; nephews, Cody Currie and girlfriend, Amber, Colton Currie; niece, Callie Currie Luce and husband, Keith; great-niece, Skyler Luce; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Toby Low of Latexo; sisters-in-law, Pam Lee and husband, Allen of Latexo, Memory Keeler of Crockett; brothers-in-law, Darrell Low and wife, Teresa of Latexo, Rex Low of Latexo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by father, Jessie Lee Currie; grandparents, James Clinton and Viola Currie, Roy W. “Pete” and Cora Mae Jones.

Funeral services for Meridth Lee Currie will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Condolences for Meridth may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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GEORGIA PEARL WOMACK ETHEREDGE

Gerogia Pearl EtheredgeAugust 3, 2013

Mrs. Georgia Pearl Womack Etheredge, age 77, of Kaufman, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at her residence.  She was born November 9, 1935 in the Ash Community, the community that was named after her Grandmother, and had lived in Kaufman for the past 5 years.  Mrs. Etheredge was retired having worked as a seamstress and was a member of the Church of Christ.  Survivors include her mother, Mattie Womack of LaPorte; sisters, Joyce Stuart of Laporte, Louise Oliver of Irvin, Bonnie Vess and husband Oscar of Seven Points, Sandra Buckmiller of LaPorte; brother, Tony Womack and wife Susie of Pasadena; daughter Barbara Norman and husband Bill of Kaufman; son, Michael Etheredge and fiance’ Rena of Kaufman; grandchildren, Candy McAdams and husband Donald of Daisetta, Kambree Etheredge of Kaufman, Johnny Etheredge of Mabank, Heather Johnson and husband Eric of Sache and George Acker of Kaufman: great grandchildren, Allen and Austin McAdams of Daisetta, Weldon Ray Etheredge of Kaufman and Logan Johnson of Sache. She is also survived by 10 nieces, 18 nephews, 32 great nieces, 45 great nephews, 22 great great nieces and 7 great great nephews.  Preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Ray Luna; son, John Ruben Etheredge Jr.; father,  Lewis Womack; brothers, Beamon and Huland Womack.

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Pearl Womack Etheredge will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Cody Craig officiating.  Interment will follow in the Weches Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Condolences for Mrs. Etheredge may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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CHARLES E. “CHUCK” NEYLAND

August 2, 2013

Mr. Charles E. “Chuck” Neyland, age 90, of Crockett, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 in the Winfield Nursing Center.  He was born October 30, 1922 in San Antonio and had lived in Fort Worth most of his lifetime until moving to Crockett in 1986.  Mr. Neyland was a graduate and received his Bachelors degree from L S U and Masters Degree from Caltech.  He retired from Lockhead Martin having worked as an Aeronautical Engineer at General Dynamics from 1944-1986. Mr. Neyland enjoyed hunting, fishing and he especially enjoyed fox hunting.  He had been a cattle rancher since the late 50’s and long time member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include son, Norman E. Neyland of Arlington; grandchildren, Leah Pendleton of Plano, Lauren Schools and husband, Zach of Austin.

Preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. and Elizabeth (Schwarz) Neyland; and daughter, Barbara Lynn Neyland Pendleton.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Charles E. “Chuck” Neyland will be held Monday, August 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. Richard Gillet officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Sunday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences for Mr. Neyland may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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CHESTER (C. M.) TAYLOR, JR.

cmtaylor August 2, 2013

Mr. Chester (C. M.) Taylor, Jr. passed away on 2nd day of August, 2013 at Winfield Nursing Center, Crockett, after complications from two strokes.  C. M. was born October 2, 1923 and was raised and started school in Belott, later graduating from Glover School.  He met his future wife at Belott School at the age of 5 when he “bought” her from another boy for a nickel.  After high school, he attended business school until he joined the Navy Air Corp in 1941 at the age of 17.  He spent most of WWII fighting the Japanese in the South Pacific as a rear machine gunner.  He married his “nickel girlfriend”, Bobbie Loftin in August, 1945.  They spent the next 62 years farming, commercial fishing, ranching and raising their family.  C. M. was a member of the American Legion and the Crockett Elks Club.

Survivors include his daughter, Cherry Taylor of Tampa, Florida, son Tom Taylor & wife Ellie, of Belott, foster daughter Gail West and family of Birmingham, Alabama.  Two grandchildren, Roxan Taylor and Rodney Taylor and wife Deidra, all of Belott.  Three great-grandchildren Tyler, David & Johnny Taylor.   Two half-brothers, Glenn Taylor and wife Jan of Lomita, California and George Taylor and wife, Donna of Montgomery, Alabama, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.   C. M. was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie and half-sister, Eunice Cooper.

Funeral services for Mr. Chester (C. M.) Taylor will be held Wednesday, August 7th at 10:00AM at Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Reverend Bob Thompson officiating.  Interment will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening, August 6th beginning at 5pm until 7pm. Condolences for Mr. Taylor may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JOSEPH “JOE” NETARDUS

August 1, 2013

Mr. Joseph B. “Joe” Netardus, age 86, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in the Community Care Center in Crockett.  He was born February 11, 1927 in Jourdanton, Texas and was a true Texas native.  Mr. Netardus was a graduate of Texas A&I in Kingsville.  He was veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.  Mr. Netardus was a member and past president of the Merryville Louisiana Lions Club, he volunteered and rebuilt bicycles for SHARE and was a member of the Historical Society in Crockett.  He was retired from Atlantic Richfield Company where he worked as a Chemical Engineer. Mr. Netardus attended the Latexo United Methodist Church.

Survivors include wife, Cherry Netardus of Crockett; daughters, Nancy Smith and husband, Jim of Arlington, Jan Cummings and husband, Jerry of Plano; sons, Chris Netardus and wife, Loyce of Crockett, Greg Netardus and wife, Denise of Hickory Creek; grandchildren, Jessica Gamble of Whitesboro, James Brandon Smith of Arlington, John Cummings of Plano, Devon Netardus of Hickory Creek, Jared Netardus of Crockett; great-grandchild, Caslyn Gamble of Whitesboro.  Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Antonia Netardus and brother, Lloyd Netardus.

Funeral services for Mr. Joseph B. “Joe” Netardus will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Richard Gillet and Rev. Jim Tom Ainsworth officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SHARE.  Condolences for Mr. Netardus may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LELA OWENS

July 31, 2013

Mrs. Lela J. Owens, age 83, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at her residence.  She was born November 23, 1929 in Crockett and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Owens was a homemaker.

Survivors include children, Wilda Perry of Conroe, Sandra Cole and husband, Bill of Ratcliff, Richard Henley and wife, Rhonda of Palestine; daughter-in-law, Evelyne Henley of Conroe; grandchildren, David White of Conroe, Shannon White of Conroe, Malette Biehle of Tomball, Tammy and Keith Fester of Tarkington Prairie, Bobby and Kelly Cole of Kennard, Rhonda and Scott Thornton of Houston, Rachelle Frankins of Central, Brad Henley of Lufkin, Jimmy Ray Henley Jr. and wife, Lynette of Conroe, Lucy Henley of Conroe; great-grandchildren, Sabrina, Katrina, Keith Jr, Ashley, Matt, Kaylie, Kindsey, Kaitlyne, Kendall, Krisley, Caleb, Lexi, Brayden, Sutton, Khashton, Destiny, Cory and Courtland; great-great-grandchildren, Brayden, Carson, Benjamin, Michael, April and Tiffany; brothers, A. W. Waller of Crockett, Ronnie Waller of Crockett, Jack Waller of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by son, Jimmy Ray Henley; parents, T. J. and Anna Lou (Donner) Waller;  sister, Mary LaRue; brothers, Thomas Ray Waller, Willy Hayne Waller and sister-in-law, Carolyn Waller.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lela J. Owens will be held Friday, August 2, 2013 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Morgan and Bro. Cody Craig officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Owens may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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GEORGE ALLEN MATHENA

George MathenaJuly 30, 2013

Mr. George Allen Mathena, age 58, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Jasper at Linda and Roger Elppler’s home.  He was born July 10, 1955 in Alta Loma, Texas.  Mr. Mathena had worked as a truck driver for Henry Equipment.

Survivors include wife, Betty Louise Mathena of Crockett; children, Roy Stowe of Crockett, James and Paola Gourley of Lovelady, Carrol and Roger Ham of Crockett, Paula Stowe of Houston, Brent Kaderlie of Houston; sisters, Dorothy Land of Santa Fe, Mary Hilton of Sheridan; brothers, Ben and Laverne Mathena of Crockett, Gean and Verna Mathena of New Mexico; grandchildren, Austin Stowe and Raelyn Donelan of Crockett, Mia Gourley of Lovelady, Raechel and Calev Ham of Crockett; His Dog “Buddy”

Preceded in death by parents A.V. Jack Mathena and Ida Sophie Mathena; sister-in-law, Linda Elpper; brother-in-law, Vernon Marsh and brother-in-law, Randy Land.

Funeral services for Mr. George Allen Mathena will be held Friday, August 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Buck Oliver officiating.  Family will receive friends Friday beginning at 1:00 p.m. Condolences for Mr. Mathena may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

JEAN G. HILL

July 30, 2013

Mr. Jean G. Hill, age 91, of Hilltown, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in the Memorial Hospital in Lufkin.  He was born March 29, 1922 in Houston County and had lived in Hilltown for most of his lifetime.  Mr. Hill was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Piney Creek Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Survivors include wife, Annie M. Hill of Hilltown; daughters, Evelyn Schmitten and husband, Philip of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Loretta Floyd and husband, Carl of San Angelo, Beth Rushing and husband, James of Groveton; daughter-in-law, Brenda Bishop and husband, Larry of Deer Park; grandchildren, Stacy Crawley of Deer Park, Tracy Armstrong of The Woodlands, Natasha Brown of Lubbock, Bethannie Graham of Groveton; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Crawley, Amber Crawley, Micaela Armstrong, Karlie Armstrong, Chelby Brown; sister, Erma Currie of Kennard; care giver, Shirley Wilson; numerous nieces, nephews,  other relatives and a host of friends.  Preceded in death by son, Bobby Lynn Hill; grandson, Bobby Wayne Hill; brothers, Deb Hill, Dean Hill and brother-in-law, Carlos Currie.

Funeral services for Mr. Jean G. Hill will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Terry Gibson and Rev. James Bickley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hill Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.  Condolences for Mr. Hill may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

THOMAS MELVIN GOOCH

July 29, 2013

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Thomas Melvin Gooch will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Gene Elliott officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends at the cemetery before service begins.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

JOHN N. POWELL

John PowellJuly 29, 2013

Mr. John N. Powell, age 80, of Latexo, left his earthly home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  Mr. Powell was born on April 14, 1933 in Kirvin, Texas to James L. and Ora Bell Powell.  He attended school in Latexo before joining the Army.  He served two years and returned to Houston to work for Central Freight Lines.  It was during this time that he met and married Irene Powell. Together they raised a family of three children.  After retiring from Central Freight Lines, in 1980, they returned to Latexo where he worked and retired, from the Houston County Water Control District.  He enjoyed travelling throughout this great country but was always eager to return home to tend to his garden and cattle.  He was a faithful member of Latexo United Methodist Church and had served on the board of Latexo Cemetery Association for many years.

Survivors include wife, Irene Powell of Latexo; daughters, Cheryl Richter and husband, Donny of Baycliff, Kathy Curless and husband, Chuck of Latexo; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Marek and husband, Ladis of Waco; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by son, Robby Powell; father, James L. Powell; mother, Ora Bell Neel Goldhagen; step-father, Joe Goldhagen; six brothers, J. L., Don, David, Joe, Lawrence Powell and Bobby Goldhagen.

Funeral services for Mr. John N. Powell will be held Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Richard Gillet officiating.  Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday beginning at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Latexo Cemetery Association or Latexo United Methodist Church, 5540 C. R. 1830, Crockett, Texas 75835.  Condolences for Mr. Powell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

MAE HUNTSMAN

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Mrs. Mae Huntsman, long time resident of Lovelady age 91 passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at her residence in Lovelady.  Her last days were very peaceful in the knowledge that she would soon be with her Lord and Savior.  Mae was a devoted Christian and took great comfort from her faith during hard times and through her final hours. She will be remembered by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Weymon and Nina Caldwell of Pearson Chapel along with their five children, Eleceia Cupps of Houston, Kathy Gossett of Orange, Buddy & Phyllis Caldwell of Spring, Tammy Conwell of Austonio, Perry Caldwell and Suzanne & her children Kayla, Danielle, Brandon of Pearson Chapel. Also her great grandchildren. Dianne Gallagher and husband Corban of Houston, Eli and Christian Admire of Pearson Chapel, Stevie and William Caldwell of Spring, Jesse Wayne Burton of Kansas, Kirk & Kyle Veronie of The Woodlands, Faith, Mitchel & Michael Conwell of Austonio, a great great grandson, Ethan Burton of Kansas plus brother, Jesse Alfred of Grapeland; sisters, Joyce Turner of Pearson Chapel, Betty Roland of Buffalo, Bonnie Duvall of Grapeland; friends and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lovelady since 1963 and served as church clerk for 23 years. She joined the Eastern Star Weldon Chapter No. 969 in 1950, and became a charter member. She served as Past Matron two terms and treasured her time with this great organization.  Mae was a strong abiding Christian and her life embodied Christ’s teachings of charity and selflessness. Her kindness and generosity showed in everything she did, in her earlier days she would cook meals and drive around the community and deliver food to the elderly, shut-ins and the sick so they wouldn’t go hungry. Even after she turned 90 years old she was still making quilts for the residents in the Houston County nursing home for Bingo prizes, just another testament to her faith and dedication to the ministry to help those in need. She didn’t require lots of money, a fancy house, the nicest clothes or new cars. If the people she cared about surrounded her, she felt rich and blessed.  Mae would want to thank those  who remained faithfully by her side and regularly attended to her needs in her last days as her condition deteriorated when she required round the clock care. Weymon & Nina Caldwell, grandchildren & family members… they all know who they are, put in long hours at her bedside to keep her comfortable as possible.  She would also want to thank the kind neighbors who checked in on her and did what they could to help and the community for their concern. Also many thanks go to Pastor Mitchell Kleckley and the members of Lovelady First Baptist church for their care and concern and all they’ve done for her. Plus the wonderful people of hospice for their tender care and guidance for the family. The world became a brighter place May 1, 1922 when Mae Alfred arrived. Though that light has burned out in this world, it will live on in the hearts she’s touched and loved these 91 years.  Mae leaves cherished memories to all that loved her. Hers was a life well lived.  Mae is joining in heaven her loving husband of 54 years before he departed this earth, Hollis Huntsman. Also her parents Maggie and Lawrence Alfred, one brother and six sisters and many friends will be there to welcome her home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Alfred Huntsman will be held Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Lovelady.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice in the Pines.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

WAYNE SIMS

wayne-sims-pictureJuly 28, 2013

Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Sims, age 71, of Lovelady, will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Mr. Wayne Sims, age 71, of Lovelady, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 in the Conroe Regional Medical Center.  He was born January 15, 1942 in Weldon and had lived in Lovelady for most of his lifetime.  Mr. Sims was a member of the Lovelady Masonic Lodge # 539 and Lovelady Assembly of God.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his family.

Survivors include wife, Margie Sims of Lovelady; daughters and sons-in-law, Rose Kennon of  Baytown, Cindy and George Ragle of Rosenberg, Debbie and Johnny Jackson of Baytown; grandchildren, Penny Chavez of Crosby, John Wayne and Amber Jackson of Dayton, Michael Kennon of Baytown, Chris Kennon of Baytown; great-grandsons, Lawrence and Timothy Chavez of Crosby; brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Glenda Sims of Anahuac; sister and brother-in-law, Daisy and John Cleveland of Lufkin; special friends, Kenna and Bill Valenzuela of Lovelady, Nelson McCullough of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Sims will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Casey Stafford and Rev. Tony Holder.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Condolences for Mr. Sims may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

JOHN CARTER

John Carter pictureJuly 26, 2013

Mr. John Carter, age 87, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. He was born October 9, 1925 in Denton, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime.  John was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp. having served during World War II.  He helped his father run a dairy for a few years after that, he trained cutting horses in many towns across Texas the rest of his life.  John attended the Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons, Punk Carter and wife, Rita of Celina, Roy Carter of Crockett; grandchildren, Colleen Blanks and husband, Lance of Celina, Cassye Blanks and husband, Todd of Celina, Caimey Miller and husband, Dustin of Celina, Hayley Covington and husband, Robert of Oklahoma, John Cole Carter of Florida, Jayme Carter of North Carolina, Sorrel Carter of Crockett; ten great-grandchildren, Holden Blanks, Hollis Blanks, Macenzye Snyder, Madyson Cox, Brock Roberts, Bayden Roberts, Mason Carter, Madyx Covington, Baylee Covington ,Austin Miller, Jake Miller; two great-great-grandchildren, Quayt Snyder and Tynslee Cox; sister, Martha Laine of Longview; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by wife, of 67 years, Jerry Wilson Carter; parents, Homer and Lily Mae (Morris) Carter; brother, Jack Carter, Harvey Carter and sister, Helen Carter Whitlock.

Funeral services for Mr. John Carter will be held Monday, July 29, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth.  Private burial will follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the N C H A for National High School Rodeo Cutting Event. Condolences for Mr. Carter may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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ROY GLEN BROWN

roy-brownJuly 25, 2013

Mr. Roy Glen Brown, age 71 of Crockett went home to be with our Lord Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  Mr. Brown was born September 11, 1941 in Rusk Co., Texas and attended school at Gaston in Henderson, Texas and at North Shore in Houston, Texas. In 1963, Mr. Brown acquired the Sutton Feed Store and expanded his business in 1964 to include a 50 stall horse stable in Houston, Texas. On New Year’s Day in 1965 he met Ruby and they fell in love and were married on August 7th of the same year. Mr. Brown was a member of the Texas Range Riders which were the first mounted horse team to ride in the Astrodome after it was completed.  As he continued to expand his business by acquiring Best Cement Works in 1966.  He eventually sold the horse stables and merged the feed & cement store with another feed store on North Shepherd in Houston, Texas.  Because he wanted to raise his family in the country, he purchased a small farm in Nogales Prairie, Texas with hopes of building a permanent home. Therefore, he sold his businesses in Houston and moved his family to Groveton, purchased the Gulf Service Station in 1977. Three years later he acquired yet another business – Groveton Auto Parts Store.  While in Groveton, Mr. Brown was elected to the City Council, elected President of the Groveton Housing Authority, and was active in the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce.  He eventually sold the gas station and concentrated on the auto parts store and in 1983 he closed Groveton Auto Parts Store and moved his business and family to Crockett and opened A-Plus Auto Parts. He sponsored little league baseball teams and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce.  He sold his business around 1995 and went to work for Evan’s Discount Auto World and then to Fish & Still Equipment. He later retired in 2008 but not by choice as he was beginning his fight with cancer.  He raised American Quarter horses for 20 plus years and maintained a huge garden which he was in at the break of dawn every morning until he was physically unable to do so. He enjoyed raising and giving his veggies away to his family and friends. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Crockett and loved his church and church family to the end.

Survivors include his loving wife Ruby V. Brown of Crockett; son Ernest Eugene Goethe and wife Kathryn of Shawnee, Oklahoma; son Roy Bradford Brown of Crockett; daughter Rebecca Grace Brown Bridges and husband Bill of Lovelady, Texas; daughter Rachel Beth Brown of Cleveland, Texas; grandson William Travis Bridges and wife Ashley of Lovelady, Texas; granddaughter Antonia Ashley Brown Graham and husband Logan of Latexo, Texas; granddaughter Stephanie Lynn Goethe of Green Bay, Wisconsin; grandson USMC Lance Corporal Forrest Trent Bridges currently stationed in Hawaii; granddaughter MaKaila Ann Brown of Crockett, Texas; granddaughter Jennifer Paige Goethe; granddaughter Rachel Alexandria Goethe of Shawnee, Oklahoma; brother Albert James Brown and wife Gladys of Toledo Bend, Texas; brother George Watt Brown of Leggett, Texas; brother Lowell Roger Brown and wife Joy of Crosby, Texas; sister Norma Gladys Brown Boden Yeakle and husband Alwyn of Baytown, Texas; brother Donald Gene Brown and wife Belinda of Highland, Texas; brother Randy Lynn Brown and wife Tina of Livingston, Texas; sister Josie Elwanda Brown Thompson Miller and husband Victor of Houston, Texas; brother Chester Dean Brown of Rosharon, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceded in death by his father L. E. (Willis) Brown and mother Josie Mae Freeman Brown; sister Eva Louise Brown Martin Farmer and Frank; brother J. W. (Buddy) Brown and wife Peggy; sister Bonnie Ruth Brown Green Casey; brother Willis Glen Brown; brother Billy Jack Brown; brother Joe Louis Brown; brother Max Wade Brown; and brother Wesley Clyde (Jim) Brown; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Mr. Roy Glen Brown will be held Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Ron Johnson and Bro. Nathan Brooks officiating.  Interment will follow in the Center Hill Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made on Ruby’s behalf to the Roy Brown Memorial Fund at Citizens National Bank, P. O. Box 1420, Crockett, Texas 75835.  Condolences for Mr. Brown may be left online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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THOMASINA IDA LOUISE CARRICK WATKINS

thomasina-watkinsJuly 25, 2013

Mrs. Thomasina (Tommie) Ida Louise Carrick Watkins, age 82, of Pearland, Texas passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. She was born July 29, 1930 in Houston, Texas to Thomas and Emma Carrick. She was a graduate of Milby High School in Houston. She and her husband of 64 years, George Watkins, lived in Houston before moving to Pearland, where they lived for 44 years . She was retired, having worked as an office manager for Strauss Frank Co., and then as an income tax preparer for H&R Block.

Survivors include husband, G.H. Watkins of Pearland, TX; son and wife, Scott G. and Judi Watkins of Madisonville, TX; grandchildren, Brittany Watkins and Andrew Watkins; sister, Anna M. Kaulfus of Nederland, TX; brothers, Paul T. Carrick and wife, Margie of Pasadena, TX, and Richard S. Carrick of Nederland, TX; sister-in-law, Doris Watkins of Devine, TX; nieces and nephews, Mark and Jane Kaulfus, and their son Jeremy and daughter Meagan, Daniel Kaulfus, Paul Kaulfus, Chris and Judy Kaulfus, and their son, Clint, all of Nederland. Preceded in death by her father, Thomas W. W. Carrick and her mother, Emma L. Hausler Dailey.

Family visitation for Mrs. Thomasina Ida Louise Carrick Watkins will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 in the McMahan Chapel Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas. Mrs. Thomasina (Tommie) Ida Louise Carrick Watkins, age 82, of Pearland, Texas passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. She was born July 29, 1930 in Houston, Texas to Thomas and Emma Carrick. She was a graduate of Milby High School in Houston. She and her husband of 64 years, George Watkins, lived in Houston before moving to Pearland, where they lived for 44 years . She was retired, having worked as an office manager for Strauss Frank Co., and then as an income tax preparer for H&R Block.

Survivors include husband, G.H. Watkins of Pearland, TX; son and wife, Scott G. and Judi Watkins of Madisonville, TX; grandchildren, Brittany Watkins and Andrew Watkins; sister, Anna M. Kaulfus of Nederland, TX; brothers, Paul T. Carrick and wife, Margie of Pasadena, TX, and Richard S. Carrick of Nederland, TX; sister-in-law, Doris Watkins of Devine, TX; nieces and nephews, Mark and Jane Kaulfus, and their son Jeremy and daughter Meagan, Daniel Kaulfus, Paul Kaulfus, Chris and Judy Kaulfus, and their son, Clint, all of Nederland. Preceded in death by her father, Thomas W. W. Carrick and her mother, Emma L. Hausler Dailey.

Family visitation for Mrs. Thomasina Ida Louise Carrick Watkins will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 in the McMahan Chapel Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

HAROLD LAWSON ALLEN

harold-allenJuly 25, 2013

Mr. Harold Lawson Allen, age 87, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in the Cartmell Nursing Home in Palestine.  He was born March 20, 1926 in Houston County, Texas and was a resident of Crockett all of his lifetime.  Mr. Allen was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II.  He was a 50 year Mason and member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge # 21 A. F. and A. M.  Mr. Allen was the owner and operator of Crockett Iron Works.  He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Crockett where he was a deacon for many years.

Survivors include wife, Betty Allen of Crockett; son and daughter-in-law, John Harold and Anne Allen of Crockett; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Don Mitchell of Plano; grandchildren, Dr. Blake Mitchell and wife, Trisha of Frisco, Brent Mitchell and wife, Cynthia of Frisco, Dr. John Michael Allen and wife, Jennifer of Crockett, Robert Lee Allen and wife, Amanda of Nacogdoches; great-grandchildren, Campbell Mitchell, Cody Mitchell, Samantha Mitchell, Cleavie Allen, Kate Allen and Brady Lee Allen; brothers, Perry Lee Allen and wife, Billie of Tyler, Bill Allen and wife, Eloise of Crockett; sister, Frankie Gallant and husband, George of Trinity;  numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Viola Allen; sister, Doris Jackson and brother, Horace Allen.

Funeral services for Mr. Harold Lawson Allen will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss and Rev. Charles Goodson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 N. 7th Street, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Allen may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

THOMAS GLYNN “SNAKEMAN” GATES

glynn-gatesJuly 24, 2013

Thomas Glynn “Snakeman” Gates, age 56, of Center Hill, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013.  He was born May 27, 1957 in Houston County and had lived most of his childhood in Houston but Center Hill was his home.  Glynn was a graduate of Jersey Village High School Class of 1974 being the first class to graduate in the brand new school.  He was a handyman, rancher, plumber and worked around Kennard.

Survivors include mother, Doris Swindle and husband, Bill of Kennard; brother, Virgil Gates of Kennard; sister, Debbie Burran and husband, Mike of Burrantown; very special girls, Kate, Shawna and Shelby; aunts and uncles, Jerry and Rebecca Morgan of Kennard, Kenneth and Margo Morgan of Conroe, Raymond and Martha Gates of Crosby, Jeannie and Gene Arnold of Hubbard, Joyce Gates of Logansport, Louisiana; numerous other relatives.  Preceded in death by father and step-mother, Tommy and Kay Gates; grandparents, Cleet and Eva Gates; grandparents, Preston and Mary Alice Morgan.

Funeral services for Thomas Glynn “Snakeman” Gates will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Center Hill Methodist Church with Rev. John Montgomery, Rev. Doug Howell and Rev. Tim Rye.  Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences for Glynn may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

SALLIE WESTBROOK

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Mrs. Sallie M. Westbrook, 91 of Houston, TX went home to be with the Lord on July 20, 2013.  She was born on May 16, 1922, in Crockett, Texas to Frank and Sallie Williams of Pennington, Texas.  Met and married Vernon Lee Westbrook, October 4, 1941.  She will be missed, but in our hearts forever.

She is survived by her sister, Frankie Mae Sizemore of Carthage, Texas, her 3 children, Vernon Rickey Westbrook and wife Anita of Pennington, TX, Eddie Lee Westbrook and wife Paulette of Houston, TX and Reatha Lanell Watson and husband Donnie of Plantersville, TX, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Sallie Williams, daughter Lana Nadine Westbrook, husband Vernon Lee Westbrook, four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie M. Westbrook will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Terry Gibson and Dr. J. D. Andrews officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pennington Cemetery.   Family will receive friends Thursday, July 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Condolences for Mrs. Westbrook may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

ISIDOR KRENEK, JR.

Isidor Krenek Jr.July 21, 2013

Mr. Isidor Krenek, Jr., age 84, of Lovelady, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at his residence.  He was born June 13, 1929 in Houston County, Texas and had been living in Lovelady since 1974.  Mr. Krenek was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean Era.  He was a rancher and in his early years attended the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church.

Survivors include children, Frank Jay Krenek of Centerville, Kathie Boswell and husband, Brent of Willis, Keith Allan Krenek and wife, Teresa of Lovelady; grandchildren, Kayla Krenek Rogers and husband, Dustin of Huntsville, Jordan Krenek of Centerville, Jacob Krenek of Centerville, Reid Krenek of Teague, Bryce Boswell of Willis, Brighton Boswell of Willis, Tyler Frost of Denton, Ashley Frost of Bryan, Lauren Frost of Denton; great-grandchild, Cayson Rogers of Huntsville; sister, Barbara Shupak and husband, Larry of Lone Pine Community; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Isidor Krenek, Jr. were held Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Douglas Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas Cemetery Association, 983 County Road 1515, Crockett, Texas 75835.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

FLOYD GOYNES

July 20, 2013

Mr. Floyd Jesse Goynes, age 67, of Crockett, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 in the Community Care Center in Crockett.  He was born June 21, 1946 in Lovelady, Texas and was had lived in Crockett all of his lifetime.  Mr. Goynes was a graduate of Lovelady High School and had also graduated from the Police Academy in Kilgore.  He had worked for the Crockett Police Department as a Police Officer from January 7, 1981 until his retirement on August 5, 2005.  Mr. Goynes was a member of the Temple of Praise.

Survivors include wife, Carolyn Goynes of Crockett; sisters, Ruth Day and husband, Gary of Hudson, Marynelle Goynes of Lovelady; sons, John Goynes of Crockett, Jason Goynes and wife, Lora of Spotsylvania, Virginia, Ansel Bradshaw and wife, Brenda of Crockett; grandchildren, Jacob and Joseph Goynes of Spotsylvania, Virginia, B. J. Boykin and wife, Katy of Dallas, Richard Boykin and fiance’, Doris of Dallas, Matthew Bradshaw of Crockett, Katie Bradshaw of Crockett; great-grandchildren, Reed and Allie Boykin of Dallas; niece, Karen Day of Hudson; cousins, Marie Hodges and husband, Chili of Crockett.  Preceded in death by wife, Jan Johnson Goynes of Crockett; daughter, Deidra Suzanne Goynes of Crockett; mother, Mary Frances Moses Goynes of Lovelady and father, Lester Goynes of Lovelady.

Funeral services for Mr. Floyd Jesse Goynes were held Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Sunday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crockett Police Officers Association.

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GRADY SMITH

Grady Smith pictureJuly 19, 2013

Mr. Grady Lynn Smith, age 70, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his residence.  He was born February 19, 1943 in Houston County and was a lifetime resident of Crockett.  Mr. Smith had worked as a welder and was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include wife, Carolyn Carswell Smith of Crockett; sons, Ricky Lynn Smith and wife, Paula of Crockett, Jerry Joe Smith and wife, Karen of Latexo; grandchildren, Cassie Smith and fiance’, Stephen Nash, Christopher Smith and Micah McDaniel, Caitlyn Smith, Cory Smith, Samuel Smith and Adam Smith and their mother, Elise Smith, Abigail Goolsby, Alexis Goolsby, Alyssa Goolsby; great-granddaughter, Ava Ann Smith; mother-in-law,  Cassie Foster of Crockett; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Hutto of Fort Worth, Ronny Waller of Latexo, Jearald Carswell and wife, Dana of Humble; sister-in-law, Janice Mann and husband, Perry of Prattville, Alabama; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Buddy and Ethel Smith; grandson, Thomas Clinton Smith; brothers, Clinton Smith and Minor Smith; sisters, Ada Faye Kendrick, Lillie Webb, Beverly Commander, Geneva Hutto and Carolyn Waller.

Funeral services Mr. Grady Lynn Smith were held Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Hutto and Rev. Dennis Hensen officiating.  Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County Cancer Support Group, c/o First National Bank, P. O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas  75835.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

DAVID WILLIAMSON

David Williamson pictureJuly 18, 2013

Mr. David Wayne Williamson, age 57, of Crockett went home to be with our Lord on 17 July 2013.  Mr. Williamson was born October 23, 1955 in Kountze, TX and graduated from San Augustine High School where he excelled in FFA.  Mr. Williamson was the state vice-president of the FFA and used the skills he learned to become an excellent public speaker. After graduation, he moved to Crockett and met the love of his life, Annette, and made a home here in Houston County.

Mr. Williamson went to work at the Crockett State School for the Texas Youth Commission where he served in several positions over 34 years until he retired in 2010 while earning Employee of the Year for 1992.   He was a member of the Crockett Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years where he held positions as Fire Chief and Fire Marshall.  Mr. Williamson, always wanting to make the community better, held a seat on the city council from 1997-1999 in an effort to improve the city of Crockett for the people that reside in it and those who visit it.

Mr. Williamson was an avid hunter and outdoor enthusiast.  He became involved in shooting sports in 1993 and quickly found his calling, teaching the youth of Houston and surrounding counties about firearm safety, sportsmanship, and discipline.  He, along with a few others, built the local 4H shooting complex on Arbor Rd and trained hundreds of young shooters throughout the county to shoot in local, state, national, and Olympic competitions.

Mr. Williamson has held many titles and positions throughout the years in many outdoor and conservation organizations.  He served 12 years with the Friends of the NRA earning numerous awards for his service to the organization.  In addition, he held fundraising events for the Women in the Outdoors, Whitetails Unlimited, and National Wild Turkey Federation.  His tireless efforts have brought many good things to Houston County over the years.

Survivors include his loving wife, Annette L. Williamson, of Crockett; son John Wayne Williamson and wife Kina, of Hill AFB, Utah.  Brothers: Michael John Williamson and wife Darlene, of San Augustine;  Steve, and wife Angie, of Gilmer; John Mark Williamson and wife Kayla of Nacogdoches. Sisters: Susan Lewis and husband Wink, of Pollok; Janet Hogan and husband Troy, of Bronson; Debbie Dodson and husband Dale of Grapeland; step-mother, Jean Walker of Lufkin; mother-in-law, Lydia Currie of Latexo and father-in-law, Melvin Currie of Palestine; brother-in-laws, Russell Currie and wife, Karen of Grapeland; Johnny Currie and wife Lisa of Crockett; sister-in-laws, Rhonda Brown and husband Michael of Porter Springs; Janette Thomas and husband Ronnie of Arbor. Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and the hundreds of youth he mentored at the gun ranges.  Preceded in death by his father, John Alvin Williamson and mother Janice Ellison.

Funeral services for Mr. David Wayne Williamson will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with Rev. Tim Allen and Rev. Winfred Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow in the Weches Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County 4-H Shooting Sports, 904 E Mimosa Lane, Crockett, TX 75835.   Condolences for Mr. Williamson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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TOM BOMER

Tom Bomer pictureJuly 16, 2013

Mr. Tom Bomer, age 87, of Latexo, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 in the Community Care Center in Crockett.  He was born January 29, 1926 in Palestine and retired to Latexo in 1994.  Mr. Bomer was a veteran of the United States Navy.  He had owned and operated Bomer Roof and Bomer Automobile Sales.

Survivors include wife, Frances Bomer of Latexo; sons, Kevin Stuart Bomer and Sherry Tatum of Spring, Thomas Alvin Bomer, Jr.,  Barry Lee Bomer of Houston; step-daughter, Danelle Palmer of Houston; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Hinson of Silsbee, Marie Haulk of Houston; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Tom Bomer will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Cody Craig officiating.  Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Latexo Cemetery Association, 5540 County Road 1830, Crockett, Texas 75835.  Condolences for Mr. Bomer may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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ROBERT EARL MEADOWS

July 15, 2013

Robert Earl Meadows, age 35, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013.  He was born October 5, 1977 in Huntsville and had been living in Crockett.

Survivors include daughter, Reanna Kay Meadows of Conroe; father, Joe Meadows and girlfriend, Sharon Allee of Crockett; mother, Vicky Lloyd of Houston; step-mother, Sherry Fincher of Diboll; brothers, Marcus Neal Meadows of Crockett, Michael Wayne Meadows of Diboll; sister, Lilly Michelle Johnson of Fayetteville, North Carolina; niece, Mailey Ann Meadows; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.  Preceded in death by grandfather, Robert Neal Meadows; grandmother, Doris Jean “Nanny” Meadows; grandfather, Dewey Lloyd and grandmother, Charlene Lloyd.

Memorial services for Robert Earl Meadows will be held Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Anthony Mathis officiating. Condolences for Robert may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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DIMPLE JONES

July 15, 2013

Mrs. Dimple Jones, age 90, of Crockett, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 in the Winfield Nursing Center.  She was born December 10, 1922 in Maydelle, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Crockett.  Mrs. Jones was retired having worked as a day care nursery worker and attended the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include nephews and nieces, Danny Smith and wife, Jean of Centerville, Jerry Smith and wife, Shirley of Hockley, Peggy Davidson and husband, Tommy of Brazoria, Pat Sims of Crockett, Bill Bennett of Crockett; also survived by numerous other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Ocie Jones.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dimple Jones will be held Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Cody Craig officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crockett Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 525, Crockett, Texas 75835.  Condolences for Mrs. Jones may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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GEORGIA ANN JOHNSON

Georgia JohnsonJuly 14, 2013

Mrs. Georgia Ann Johnson, age 65, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at her residence.  She was born September 19, 1947 in Colmesneil and had lived in Crockett all of her lifetime.  Mrs. Johnson was retired from Brookshire Brothers where she had worked as a checker for many years and was a member of the Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include husband, Calvin M. Johnson of Crockett; sons, Thomas Johnson and wife, Jamie of Lakeview, Timothy Johnson and wife, Luanne of Spring;  grandchildren, Ashley, Andy, Corrie, Brenden, Carlie and Zach; great-grandchildren, Landyn, Kaylie, Jordan and Josiah; brother, Buford Downs and wife, Davy Lynn of Nacogdoches; sister, Loretta Wall and husband, Melvin of Gause; extended family members, Shelor Edmiston , Howard and Sue Edmiston, Parker Edmiston and Lorin Edmiston Welsh; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, T. D. and Gertrude Downs; one baby sister, sister, Melba and brothers, Jimmy and Leon Downs.

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Ann Johnson will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss and Bro. Doug Knight officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Monday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas  75835.  Condolences for Mrs. Johnson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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RICHARD WAYNE BROWN

July 14, 2013

Mr. Richard Wayne Brown born, January 20, 1955 in Kennett, Missouri and was raised in Houston and passed away July 13, 2013 at his home in Holly where he had lived for the past 20 years.  By trade he was a maintenance mechanic and truck driver.  He loved horses, dogs, fishing and hunting.  Richard was a Willie Nelson fan true and true.  He also loved drag and circle track racing.  Richard was a good provider, husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, LaVerne Brown of Holly; one son, Jason Brown of Holly; one daughter, Ruth Ann Smith and friend, Roger Slidel of Holly;  one brother, Mike Brown of Signa; two sisters, Carol Sparks and husband, Jeff of Goodrich, Rebecca Sams and husband, Eddie of Spring; four grandchildren, Thomas Brown, Jacie Brown, Kylie Smith and Aubrey Smith; brothers-in-law, John Ray and friend, Kathy Embrey of Humble, David Morrow and wife, Janice of Holly; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and step-parents, Lee and Inez Brown, Margaret and Al Ledger,  his oldest sister, Diane Beldin; and brother-in-law, Royce Ray of Holly.

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Wayne Brown will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jeremy Gentry officiating.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904.  Condolences for Mr. Brown may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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MORRIS E. “BOOG” EASTERLY

Morris EasterlyJuly 11, 2013

Mr. Morris E. “Boog” Easterly, age  90, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  He was born July 21, 1922 in Houston County and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime.  Mr. Easterly was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps.  He was a member of the National Rural Letter Carrier Association.  Mr. Easterly was a retired rural letter carrier and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include wife of 67 years, Bernice Corbitt Easterly of Crockett; children, Linda Lee Easterly of Crockett, James Morris Easterly and wife, Stacy of Crockett, Martha Dee Easterly of Houston; grandchildren, Jennifer Schuelke of Austin, Amy Elizabeth Keene and husband, Jason of Houston, Bryan James Easterly and wife, Melissa of Cypress, Michele Easterly of Crockett; great-granddaughter, Emma Kate Easterly of Cypress; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Floyce Dean and Sonny Simons of Houston; nephews, Jimmy Earl Easterly of Bryan, Jerry Myze Easterly of Houston, Charles Russell “Rusty” Simons of Houston.  Preceded in death by parents, E. C. “Pete” and Della Augusta “Gussie” Easterly; brother, Gerald Hayden Easterly and niece, Betty Simons Kahlden.

Funeral services for Mr. Morris E. “Boog” Easterly will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Crockett.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Association, c/o Citizens National Bank, P. O. Box 1420, Crockett, Texas 75835; American Heart Association, P. O. Box 84062, Dallas, TX 75284-0692; Wounded Warriors, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78249 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Condolences for Mr. Easterly may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LORINE ELLIS RHONE

Lorine RhoneJuly 11, 2013

Mrs. Lorine Ellis Rhone, age 93, of Grapeland, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at her residence.  She was born September 25, 1919 in Crockett, Texas and had lived most of her lifetime in Grapeland.  Mrs. Rhone was retired having worked as a private duty Nurse for many years and attended San Pedro Baptist Church.

Lorine is survived by brothers, Hollis Ellis of Crockett, Lonnie Ellis of Crockett; sister, Hazel Martin of The Woodlands; children, Altie Jean Brown of Grapeland, Shirley Wall of San Augustine, Dorothy Coaliron of Dayton, Katherine Rhone of Grapeland, Patricia Baker of Grapeland; special grandchildren, Jerry Wayne Rhone of Grapeland, Darlene Morton of Grapeland; grandchildren, Carolyn Caswell, Troy Brown, Patrick Henderson, Greg Henderson, Donna Graham, Janera Rodriquez, Janie Chasten, Elizabeth McMicheal, Richard DeWayne Wall, Brennen Coaliron, Russell Coaliron, Crystal Coaliron, Charles Ray Baker, Gary Baker and Clint Baker; great-grandchildren, Jerrilyn, Darlene Nicole, Richard Craig, Jerry Thomas, Candice Faith, Stephanie Gwen, Cory Allen, Cody, Jonathon Ross, Tara Michele, Jason Patrick, Zachary Parish, Shay Laura, Crystal Mechelle, Taylor Paige, Kortney DeAnn, Peyton Conner, Ashley Nicole, Blake Edward, Carla Erin, Caitlyn Paige, Brittany Nicole, Kaeli Rae, Jesse Wayne, Renisha Gayle, Joshua, Curt Aaron and Chance Cameron; great-great-grandchildren, Keltin MyKaden Beazley, Kyelan McKayne Beazley, Olyvia Ann, Gracey Nicole, Justin Allen, Branson Thomas, Jesse Wayne, Garett Lane, Christopher Brett, Lacie Michelle, Kammie Loree, Kelsee Brook, Tristan Parish, James Kamden Hickman, Lilly Ray Baker, Layla Dawn, Kimberly Rose, Lilly Ray Kalischko, McKenzie Joy Shirley, Mikayla James Shirley and Matthew Dean Shirley; many other family members and friends.

Preceded in death by husband, J. D. Rhone; children, James Bryant and Bobby Ellis; mother, Mary Belle (Wolf) Ellis; father, Porter Bryant Ellis; brothers, Walter Ellis, J. L. Ellis and Lacey Ellis; sisters, Lucille Linder, Ruth Whitehead, Beatrice Wright, Laverne Ball, Clara Keels and great-grandchildren, Aaron Craig Glen Morton and Chase Ryan Baker.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lorine Ellis Rhone will be held Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating.  Interment will follow in the Jim English Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Sunday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Rhone may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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WILLIAM “BILLY” PAUL MAY, JR.

July 9, 2013

Mr. William “Billy” Paul May, Jr., age 75, of Hagerville, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at his residence.  He was born April 10, 1938 in Houston and had lived in Houston County most of his lifetime.  Mr. May was a veteran of the National Guard.  He was retired having worked in the oil field industry.

Survivors include daughter, Neatis Diane Montgomery of Moore; grandchildren, Zachary Reed of Crockett, Rainey Montgomery of Moore; stepchildren, William Rushing of Kennard, Roger Rushing of Kennard, Anita McKithern of Kennard, Sheila Bennett of Crockett; brothers, Eddie May and wife, Lori of Crockett, Roy May and wife, Susan of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Paul, Sr. and Neatis (Starling) May.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. William “Billy” Paul May, Jr. will be held Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Corinth Cemetery with Rev. Clarence Kennedy officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the cemetery.  Condolences for Mr. May may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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ANN GOOLSBY SHROYER

ann-shroyerJuly 8, 2013

Mrs. Ann Goolsby Shroyer, age 49, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  She was born March 6, 1964 in Crockett and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Shroyer was a past member of the Pilot Club and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett serving in many roles but was most fond of her Jr. High Sunday School class.  She had worked as a family consultant with the Burke Center in the Early Childhood Development Program for 25 years working with children from birth to 3 years of age.  Ann graduated from Latexo High School in 1982 and attended Sam Houston State University where she earned a Masters Degree in Education.  Ann enjoyed traveling and the outdoors with her family and friends.  She particularly enjoyed several trips to Idaho and South Dakota and was most fond of the New Years spent with family and friends in Paint Rock, TX.  Ann was a faithful, dedicated wife to John for 25 years and a loving mother to Rebecca and Rachel.  She impacted the lives of many children and youth through her profession, involvement at Church and helping friends and family in need.

Survivors include husband, John Shroyer, Jr. of Crockett; daughters, Rebecca Merlene Shroyer of Nacogdoches, Rachel Christine Shroyer of Crockett; brothers and sisters, Judy Morgan and husband, Bill of Crockett, John Danner and wife, Sammy of Crockett, David Goolsby and wife, Linda of Latexo, Linda Horton of Latexo, Mike Goolsby and wife, Connie of Latexo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Wilson and Fran Goolsby.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Goolsby Shroyer will be held Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with Rev. Keeney Dickenson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Shroyer may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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ROYCE ALLEN RAY

July 8, 2013

Mr. Royce Allen Ray was born on March 19, 1957 in Houston and passed away on July 6, 2013 at 4:28 p.m. in East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  He will be greatly missed by family and friends.  Royce was an excellent mechanic and welder.  He was also a good cook and could sew as well as anyone. Royce was a one of a kind special person and will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his sister, LaVerne Brown and husband, Richard of Holly; one brother, John Ray and friend, Kathy Embrey of Humble; one uncle, David Morrow and wife, Janice of Holly; one nephew, Jason Brown of Holly; one niece, Ruth Ann Smith of Holly and Roger Seidel; several other nieces, one nephew and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Buell Ray.

Funeral services for Mr. Royce Allen Ray will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jerry Gentry officiating.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for Mr. Ray may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Baby Gaige Burnett

July 3, 2013

Baby Gaige Allen Burnett passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

Survivors include parents, Racheal Adams and Scott Burnett of Baytown; grandparents, Pamela Graham of Crockett, Earnest Burnett of Houston, James and Lori Adams of Marlin, Nancy and Burl Phelan of Corsicana; uncles, Weston Adams of Riesel, Shane Burnett of Baytown; aunts, Linnie Thompson of Trinity, Faith Adams of Marlin, Torrie Adams of Marlin, Destiny Adams of Marlin; great-grandparents, Martha and Stacy Thornton of Trinity; Sue and Carlton Adams of Marlin, Lewis Polk of Rosebud, Patsy Polk of Rosebud, Emma Phelan of Rogers, Arkansas; numerous other relatives.

Graveside funeral services for Baby Gaige Allen Burnett will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Interment will follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the H. A. N. D. (Houston’s Aid in Neonatal Death) P. O. Box 19823, Houston, Texas  77224. Condolences for Baby Gaige may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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THOMAS PAUL KRENEK

July 2, 2013

Mr. Paul Krenek, age 64, of Lovelady, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett.  He was born March 2, 1949 in Crockett and had lived in Lovelady most of his lifetime.  Mr. Krenek was a member of the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church and the Crockett Elk’s Lodge.  He was retired having worked as a welder.

Survivors include  daughter, Gerri Jo Utz and husband, David of Lovelady; son, Thomas Frank Krenek and wife, Kathryn of Crockett; grandchildren, Ian Utz, Dawson Utz, Dustin Utz, Brittany Gardner, Trinette Lynn Krenek, Gracie Nesbitt and Naomi Martin; sister, Barbara Shupak and husband, Larry of Lovelady; brother, Isidor Krenek, Jr. of Lovelady; special sister-in-law, Cecilia Krenek of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Isidor and Mary Krenek; brother, Jeff Krenek; sister, Marguerite Cannon and special friend, Lorena Shupak.

Funeral services for Mr. Paul Krenek will be held Friday, July 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church with Father Peter McGrath officiating. Interment will follow in the Center Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, July 4, 2013 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elks National Foundation, c/o Dean Anderson, P. O. Box 1242, Crockett, Texas 75835 or St. Francis of the Tejas Building Fund, 609 N. 4th Street, Crockett, Texas 75835.  Condolences for Mr. Krenek may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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MARVIN LaRUE

Marvin LaRueJuly 2, 2013

Mr. Marvin LaRue age 65, of Lovelady, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in the Methodist Hospital in Houston.  He was born August 8, 1947 in Crockett and had lived all of his lifetime in Lovelady.  Mr. LaRue was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam Era.  He was a member of the Lovelady Masonic Lodge #539 and the Order of the Eastern Star.   Mr. LaRue was the Senior Vice President of Lovelady State Bank where he was an employee for 35 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lovelady.

Survivors include wife, Deborah LaRue of Lovelady; children, Amber LaRue Hawkins and husband, Matt of Groveton, Lance LaRue of Lovelady; grandchildren, Reed Hawkins and Rhett Hawkins of Groveton; sister, Helen LaRue Perkins and husband, Hubert of Franklin; nephews, Jason Perkins of Franklin, Clint Perkins of Franklin, Jared Zolman of Huntsville; niece, Jade Zolman Currie of Conroe; step-father-in-law, W. G. Stephens of Apple Springs; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Evelina and Johnny Zolman of Huntsville.  Preceded in death by parents, Upton and Georgia LaRue and mother-in-law, Evelyn Stephens.

Funeral services for Mr. Marvin LaRue will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Lovelady with Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating.  Military and Masonic graveside services will follow in the New Church Cemetery in Apple Springs.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Church Cemetery, P. O. Box 59, Apple Springs, Texas  75926. Condolences for Mr. LaRue may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
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GLENN A. WILCOX

glenn-wilcox-croppedJune 28, 2013

Glenn A. Wilcox, age 58, of Crocket, left us to be with his Lord, Friday, June 28, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  Glenn was born May 9, 1955 in Crockett and was a graduate of Crockett High School.  He went to Lufkin where he and his brother Eddie Wilcox, owned and operated Luce Generator and Starter Shop.  He returned to Crockett in 2001 with bad health, where he lived out his life.  Glenn was the son of the late James F. Wilcox and Creola Wilcox.

Survivors include son, James D. Wilcox and wife, Misty of Huntsville; daughter, Chrystal Dunn and husband,  Jabe of Lufkin;  mother, Creola Wilcox of Crockett; brother, James E. Wilcox and wife, Merley; seven  grandchildren; two nieces; extended family- brothers, Jim, Tim, Charles and Roy Hughes, sister, Saundra Napier and special friend, Cathy Fulton.  Preceded in death by father, James F. Wilcox.

Funeral services for Glenn A. Wilcox will be held Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Cody Craig officiating.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Condolences for Glenn may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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MARION “GRANDMA” WARD

Grandma WardJune 24, 2013

Mrs. Marion Elizabeth “Grandma” Ward, age 88, of Crockett, passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 23, 2013 in the Winfield Healthcare Center in Crockett.  She was born April 6, 1925 the youngest of thirteen children in New York, New York and was a resident of Crockett since 1984, previously living  in New Jersey for many years.  She had worked for King’s Inn Motel and later Hadid’s Grocery in Crockett until her retirement.  Mrs. Ward was a faithful member of the Central Baptist Church where she loved helping with the AWANA program.  She never met a stranger and will be missed by her family.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Alfred Marion and Kathy Ward of Crockett; daughter and son-in-law, CherylAnn and Anthony Groger of Rock Hill, South Carolina; son, James Allen Ward of Dania Beach, Florida; foster son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Carol Cleaver and their children, Edward and Dorothy of Wayne, New Jersey; grandchildren, Amanda Louise Ward Walling and husband, Theron of Crockett, Denise Marie Erickson of Siesta Key, Florida, Audra Leigh Ward Ainsworth and husband, Patric of Lufkin, Lori -Ann Phelan of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Alfred Michael Ward of Houston, Nicole Marie Ward of Garfield, New Jersey, Melissa Marian Ward of Garfield, New Jersey, Christian James Ward of Garfield, New Jersey, Rock Anthony Ward of New Jersey; great-grandchildren, Barrett Ray Steed of Crockett, Bradley Michael McLendon of Crockett, Ethan Connor Ainsworth of Lufkin, Darrian Jera Phelan of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Taylor Diane Phelan of Rock Hill, South Carolina and Justina Ann Phelan of  Rock Hill, South Carolina, Rachel  Alexandra Borock of Siesta Key, Florida,  Anthony Artizone of Garfield, New Jersey, Adam Ainsworth and wife, Shelly of Lufkin, Zach Ainsworth and wife, Heather of Lufkin, Cole Walling of Crockett; great-great-grandchildren, Sean, Dominic, Levi, Ainsley and  Maci Ainsworth all of Lufkin; sister-in-law, Bea Ward of Mahwah, New Jersey; special daughter-in-law, Teresa Ward of Garfield, New Jersey; special great-granddaughter-in-law, Nelly Ainsworth of Lufkin; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and extended family.  Preceded in death by the love of her life, Alfred R. Ward in 1983; parents, Frederick and Ida Conklin; brothers and sisters.

Memorial services for Mrs. Marion Elizabeth “Grandma” Ward will be held Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss officiating.  Interment will be in the Cresthaven Memorial Park in Clifton, New Jersey.  Family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church AWANA Program, 100 N. 7th Street, Crockett, Texas  75835.  Condolences for Mrs. Ward may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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BERNICE STUBBS

June 24, 2013

Mrs. Bernice Stubbs, age 99, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett.  She was born February 5, 1914 in Porter Springs and had lived all of her lifetime in the area.  Mrs. Stubbs was a housewife and a member of the Ash Church of Christ.

Survivors include brother, Floyd Brewton and wife, Marvis of Crockett; sister-in-law, Odessa Brewton of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband of 55 years, Dick Stubbs; brothers and sisters, Waymon Brewton, Wilma Cook, Mary Oliver, Sybil Reynolds, J. T. Brewton and O’Neal Brewton.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Stubbs will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Rick Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday beginning at 12:00 noon. Condolences for Mrs. Stubbs may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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MONTY MASON, SR.

Monty Sr at table edited.jpg cropped for paperJune 24, 2013

Mr. Monty Mason, Sr., age 65, of Lumberton, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 in the Harbor Hospital in Beaumont.  He was born April 30, 1948 in Crockett and had lived in Lumberton most of his lifetime.  Mr. Mason had worked as a truck driver and enjoyed life, loved hot rods and motorcycles.

Survivors include son, Monty Mason, Jr. and wife, Gloria of Lumberton; daughter, Michelle Renee Mason of Coldspring; grandchildren, Ashley Kilian, Tabor Harmon, Hannah Mason, Wyatt Mason; great-grandchild, Colby Kilian; great-aunt, Clara Sue Phythian of Dallas.  Preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Iva Lee Mason.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Monty Mason, Sr. will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in the Shady Grove Cemetery.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening.  Condolences for Mr. Mason may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

NITA McKINNEY

June 20, 2013

Mrs. Nita McKinney, age 87, of Kennard, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  She was born March 17, 1926 in Port Arthur and was a resident of Kennard since 1980.  Mrs. McKinney was a housewife and a member of the Plain Baptist Church.

Survivors include son, David McKinney and wife, Pamela of Nolensville, Tennessee; daughter, Carol Garner and husband, Dave of Kennard; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her husband, Carlton McKinney; parents, Eteau and Eva Landry; and son-in-law, Claude Metz.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nita McKinney will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Hobson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Conner Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plain Baptist Church. Condolences for Mrs. McKinney may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LOUISE HOLCOMB

louise-holcombJune 19, 2013

Mrs. Louise Holcomb, age 84, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett.  She was born March 23, 1929 in Pennington and had resided in Crockett for the past 30 years.  Mrs. Holcomb enjoyed taking care of everyone else, having ran her family business along side her husband for many years.  She was a confidant and friend to anyone and everyone she came into contact with.

Survivors include husband of 67 years, Archie Holcomb; sons, Mike Holcomb and wife, Ranee of Corpus Christi, David Holcomb and wife, Cindy of Crockett; granddaughters, Stefanie Popp and husband, Justin of Katy, Leslie Smith of Kingwood, Kelly Kirkconnell and husband, Bill of The Woodlands, Kristi Frederking and husband, Chris of League City; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Dominy of Crockett; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.  Preceded in death by parents, Wert Wooley and Dorothy (Mericle) Wooley Trader; brothers, W. R. Wooley and Dell Wooley.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Louise Holcomb will be held Friday, June 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Weches Cemetery with Rev. John Goss officiating.  Interment will follow. Condolences for Mrs. Holcomb may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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KELLY CORBITT

Kelly CorbittJune 19, 2013

Kelly Gene Corbitt, 38, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, left this earthly life to join the company of the loved ones who have gone before him on June 16, 2013.  Born on April 9, 1975 in Crockett, Texas, Kelly grew up with friends and in family in East Texas. He was very artistic and musically talented, creating exemplary artwork through drawing and sculpting. He played guitar and had many friends.

Kelly later enlisted in the Army, after living in Nacogdoches for a time. He was married there and went to Fort Benning, Georgia to train. He was deployed to Iraq in 2008, and again to Afghanistan in 2011. As a PFC Specialist, he became an Army Recon Sniper. His marksmanship was world class with exact precision. Kelly was an exceptional soldier.
Upon returning from his tours, he was honorably discharged and made his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. There, he met Christina Korte. They married on November 21, 2011. Christina Corbitt resides there still, near the beloved mountains Kelly cherished.
Kelly enjoyed adventure and was never afraid of danger. His hobbies included mountain biking, international travel, rock climbing, snow boarding and skiing, snorkeling and diving, as well as a host of additional challenging activities. Never short of spirit nor the ability to charm or entertain, Kelly was loved by many.
Survivors include wife, Christina Corbitt of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughter, Brenna Corbitt of Colorado; mother, Kathy Cook of Houston; father, Jim Corbitt and wife, Bobbi of Stinnett;  brother, Brandon Corbitt of Lubbock, Texas and sister, Jenipher Corbitt Janek and husband Christopher of West, Texas; niece, Mary Kathleen Janek and nephew, Trey Janek of West, Texas; grandparents, Doris Corbitt and Harmon Anderson both of Crockett; uncles, Tom Corbitt and wife Angie of Nacogdoches and Dr. Dan Corbitt and wife Sally of Highland Village, Texas; numerous cousins and extended family members.  Preceded in death by grandfather, Elbert Corbitt of Crockett, grandmother, Joann Anderson of Crockett; step-grandmother, Melba Anderson of Crockett.Memorial services for Kelly Gene Corbitt were held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Tom Ainsworth officiating.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West First Responder Memorial Park, West, Texas or Garden of the Gods 1805 N. 30th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904 .
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MILDRED HOCH

Mildred HochJune 17, 2013

Mrs. Mildred Nina Hoch, age 87, of Tadmor, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013.  Mrs. Hoch was born December 11, 1925 in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada to John and Belle Dahl Brevik. She married John Junior Hoch on June 28, 1 945 in Everette, Washington at the home of her parents. She graduated from high school in Ferndale, Washington, where she was a talented musician playing the saxophone in the high school band. She was a homemaker, along with working with her husband driving their own truck for many years, she was one of the first women team drivers in the trucking industry. After they retired from truck driving and returned to Houston County, at age 62, she went to work for the US Forest Service, where she retired with 21 years of service. She also loved the outdoors, and enjoyed camping and traveling, and working in her woodshop. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Kennard.

Survived by children, Rocky and Darlene Hoch of Latexo, Billy and Carol Anne Hoch of Tadmor, Nancy Lee Hoch of Huntington, Robert Lynn and Sonya Hoch of Grapeland; nine grandchildren,  Rocky Allen Hoch and wife Chasity of Latexo, Jerrod Hoch and wife Sarah of Nacogdoches, Jeffrey Hoch and wife Joelene of Crockett, Kristi Hoch of Tadmor, Brent Greusel of Huntington, Brian Greusel of Livingston, Jeremy Hoch of Frisco, Ryan Hoch of Dallas, Jamie Hoch and wife Elizabeth of Longview; seventeen great-grandchildren, Michael, John, Hannah, Taylor, William, Tyler, Lauryn, Hayden, Annalee, Megan, Laura, Wyatt, Noah, Harlie, Monica, Jacob and Addison; sister-in-law, Betty Brevik of Eugene Oregon; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Troy and Mildred Hoch of Kerrville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John Junior Hoch; parents, John and Belle Dahl Brevik; sister, Julia Brevik Klimp, and brothers, Melvin, Jim, George, Ernie, Clifford and Ralph Brevik.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Nina Hoch will be held Friday, June 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Brent Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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RICHARD ORMSBY BYRNE

Richard ByrneJune 17, 2013

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ormsby Byrne, age 74, of Houston County Lake, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at his residence.  He was born December 17, 1938 in Natchez, Mississippi and been living at the Houston County Lake for the past 8 years.  Lieutenant Colonel Byrne was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he retired after 20 years of service.  During his long and varied career as an engineer Richard was responsible for helping to put a man on the moon.  The formation of a geocentric Global Positioning System, better known as GPS, as well as the design and testing of the B-1B as well as the B-2 stealth bomber.   Richard Byrne loved his family and his country.  He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, R. C. Flyer Club and the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church.

Survivors include wife, Sondra Byrne of Houston County Lake; children, Kevin Richard Byrne and wife, Cherie of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, Patricia Leah Harrington and husband, Doug of Mesa, Arizona, Matthew William Byrne and wife, Kerry of Houston County Lake; grandchildren, Catherine Byrne, Collin Byrne, Cameron Byrne, Shannon Harrington, Robyn Harrington, Tyler Byrne, Daniel Byrne, Manon Felos, Anthony Felos, Eliza Felos, William Felos, Alyssa Felos; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Edwin and Ilene (Ormsby) Byrne; brother, Donald Byrne; sisters, Ilene Parker, Eleanor Merrill; niece, Eleanor Parker and nephew, Michael Byrne.

A memorial mass for Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ormsby Byrne will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church with Father Peter McGrath officiating.  Family will receive friends Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the church.  Interment of ashes with military honors will be held Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi. Condolences for Lt. Col. Byrne may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LETHY MARIE HERTEL

Lethy HertelJune 17, 2013

Mrs. Lethy Marie Hertel, age 89, of Houston, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at her residence.  She was born March 28, 1924 in Kennard and had lived in Houston most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Hertel was a housewife and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter, Gelinda Freeman and husband, Ronnie, Sr. of Houston; grandson, Ronnie Freeman, Jr. and wife, Samantha of Houston; great-granddaughter, Jupiter Jagger of Houston; brother, Billy Trammell and wife, Bonnie of Kennard; sister, Mary Hogan and husband, Raymond of Slocum; sisters-in-law, Lorene Trammell of Port Aransas, Annette Trammell of Grapeland, Jeanette Trammell of Brazoria; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husbands, Reagan Hallmark and Blackie Hertel.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lethy Marie Hertel will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jamie Hogan officiating.  Interment will follow in the Jim English Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. Condolences for Mrs. Hertel may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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HEE SOOK “SUE” KITCHENS

June 7, 2013

Hee Sook KitchensMs. Hee Sook “Sue” Kitchens, age 59, of Grapeland, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 in Kennard.  She was born January 2, 1954 in Seoul, Korea and was a resident of Grapeland.  Ms. Kitchens was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grapeland where she attended the Bethany Sunday school class.

Survivors include daughter, Angeline Kitchens of Addison; mother, Hyun Jo Jung of Incheon, South Korea; brother, Hee Chul Lee of Pohang, South Korea; sister, Hee Yang Lee of Seoul, South Korea; nephews, Seung Hyup Lee of Seoul, South Korea, Seung Jin Lee of Pohang, South Korea; nieces, Yong Jun Lee of Seoul, South Korea, Yoonk Young Lee of Seoul, South Korea. Preceded in death by father, Yong Gun Lee.

Memorial services for Ms. Hee Sook “Sue” Kitchens will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Grapeland with Rev. David Bradley and Rev. Todd Nivens officiating. Condolences for Ms. Kitchens may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Melva Ruedeen Harwell

June 6, 2013

Mrs. Melva Ruedeen Harwell, age 81, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the Winfield Healthcare Center in Crockett.  She was born April 16, 1932 in Whitesboro, Texas and was a resident of Crockett since 1970.  Mrs. Harwell was a housewife and a member of the Latexo Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Brenda Green and husband, Clyde David of Crockett, Darla McClung and husband, Daniel of Crockett; son, Burlin Harwell of Crockett; grandchildren, Tanya Andrews and husband, Darren, Clinton Green and wife, Rhonda, Celeste Swanson and husband, Jeff, Misty McClung, Brad McClung; sisters, Patsy Brock and husband, Randy of Crockett, Jean DelGudis of Las Vegas, Nevada;  brother, Kenneth Hawkins of Whitesboro; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Red Harwell; sister, Glenda Maddox and brother, Glade Hawkins

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Melva Ruedeen Harwell will be held Monday, June 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  in the Latexo Cemetery with Rev. Don Postell officiating.  Interment will follow.  Condolences for Mrs. Harwell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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VIOLA F. DREW ARNETT

viola-arnettJune 3, 2013

Mrs. Viola F. Drew Arnett, age 90, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 in the Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett.  She was born October 15, 1922 in Blum, Texas and was a 35 year resident of Crockett.  Mrs. Arnett was a housewife and enjoyed gardening.  She was a member of the Grace Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include children, Carl Drew and wife, Glenna of Bedford, Anita Carrico and husband, John of Wylie, Karen Porter and husband, Johnny of Austin, Sharon Craig of Katy; grandchildren, Gary Middleton and wife, Cindy of League City, Shannan Henning and husband, Ralph of Mauriceville, C. J. Drew IV of Austin, Steve Stover and wife, Missy of Keller, Mike Stover and wife, April of Saginaw; twelve step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Linda Whalen of California; brother, Larry Waller of California; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Calvin E. and Ionia F. Waller; husbands, Carl J. Drew, Jr., Jesse W. Arnett, Jr.; step-son, Jerry Arnett; sisters, Minnie Lou Waller, Willie Mae Waller, Amy Lee Baker, Belle Baker; brothers, Homer D. Waller, Calvin Fred Waller and Claude Waller.

Funeral services for Mrs. Viola F. Drew Arnett will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Gary Taylor and Mr. Rick Kelley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday morning beginning at 10:00 a.m. Condolences for Mrs. Arnett  may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Mary Timke Kleckley McQueen

mary-k-mcqueen-pictureMay 31, 2013

Mary Timke Kleckley McQueen, 89, of Grapeland, left this world of shadows to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 31, 2013. Mary passed away at home, after a lengthy illness.

Mary was born April 12, 1924 in the Bronx, New York, the only child of Richard & Mary Hegeler Timke. She moved with her family to Washington, New Jersey at age ten, and graduated from Washington High School. After working locally and attending business college, Mary accepted a job with Prudential Insurance in Denver, Colorado, where she met William L. Kleckley of Grapeland. They married and had five children. In 1962, the Kleckleys purchased a farm in the Waneta community, where they raised their children, and Mary resided for the rest of her life.

Mary was a homemaker, and later worked for many years for the Houston County Farm Bureau. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Grapeland for over 50 years, and after her husband’s death in 1978, missions and serving others became her life’s work. Mary and her husband Franklin McQueen married in 1994, and traveled for many years with the Mission Service Corps after his retirement. Mary was kind, generous, and full of faith. She was a caring mother, a doting grandmother, and a ray of sunshine in the lives of all she met. While we mourn the passing of such a beautiful soul, we rejoice in the knowledge that she is peacefully reunited with her Lord.

Mary is survived by her husband, Franklin E. McQueen of Grapeland, children Kenneth Kleckley and wife Gerilyn of Bryan; Susan Quattrini and husband Mike of Grapeland; Richard Kleckley and wife Kathy of Cypress; Janet Klein and husband Jim of McKinney; Priscilla Kleckley of Tyler; and step-daughter Nola McQueen Noble and husband Craig of Wiley.  She is also survived by grandchildren Jon Kleckley and wife Amanda of Pearland; Rebecca Quattrini Higdon and husband Andrew of Nacogdoches; Luke Kleckley and wife Jordan of Bryan; Paul Kleckley and wife Dayna of Houston; Matthew Quattrini and wife Lisa of Brenham; Ben Kleckley of Houston; Mark Kleckley of Houston; Christopher Klein of McKinney; and two great-grandchildren. Mary is also survived by step-grandchildren Ryan James and wife Becca of Neches; Courtney Stephenson and husband Bobby of Alto; Megan Frizzell and husband Jason of Crockett; Lauren Harmon of Wylie; Justin Harmon of Wylie; Lindsey Smith of Dallas; Maddy Noble of Wylie; and eight step-great-grandchildren. Mary is survived by her sister-in-law Jean Kleckley Rush and husband Ray of Temple; sister-in-law Mae McQueen; and brothers-in-law John McQueen and wife Evelyn; Coleman McQueen and wife Dorothy, both of Missouri; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Mary is predeceased by her first husband, William L. Kleckley; her parents, Richard and Mary Hegeler Timke; father-in-law and mother-in-law Lawson and Eula Mae Kleckley; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Charles and Wanda Kleckley; mother-in-law Pearle McQueen; step-son Glen McQueen; and brothers-in-law Robert and Jack McQueen.

Her service was conducted by Bro. Arthur Betz of Grapeland. Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Jon, Luke, Paul, Ben and Mark Kleckley, Rebecca Quattrini Higdon, Matthew Quattrini, and Christopher Klein. Mary was laid to rest in the San Pedro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church Grapeland Building Fund, Frontier Camp, or Hospitality House – Huntsville.

Condolences for Mrs. McQueen may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/

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MARGIE SMITH

May 30, 2013

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Margie Smith were held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Ivie Cemetery with Pastor Keith Smith officiating. Interment followed.

Mrs. Margie Smith, age 89, of Kennard, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2013 in the Community Care Center in Crockett.  She was born April 7, 1924 in Houston County and was a resident of Kennard most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Smith was a member of the Ivie Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include son, Danny Smith and wife, Roberta of Kennard; grandchildren, Shannon Greenwalt and husband, Brian of Spring, Dan Smith of Crockett; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband of 65 years, Monroe “Zeke” Smith; parents, Edgar and Eula Thames; sisters, Betty Kizer and Ima Burton.

Condolences for Mrs. Smith may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com.

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Muriel Corinne Milsaps Sligar

May 30, 2013

Mrs. Muriel Corinne Milsaps Sligar, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the age of 82 in the Methodist Hospital in Houston.  She was born on June 16, 1930 in Houston, Texas and lived in Crockett for 17½ years before returning to the Houston area 5 years ago.  She was a member of San Pedro Baptist Church.

Survivors include son, Mark Dale Sligar of Rosharon;  daughter, Wanda Hedrick and husband, Paul of Spring; daughter, Janet Broussard and husband, Bo of Katy;  grandchildren, Joey Broussard and wife, Dara of Katy, Chad Hedrick and wife, Lynsey of Spring, Shawn Broussard of Katy, Natalie Hedrick of Spring, Chelsea Broussard of Katy; great-grandchildren, Mallory Broussard, Tristan Broussard, Addison Broussard, Keely Broussard, Hadley Hedrick, Harper Hedrick; brother, Larue Milsaps and wife, Betty of Kennard;    sisters, Nettie Gormanous of Spring and Carol Faullon of Spring; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Mark Albert Sligar; parents, Leroy and Maude Milsaps; brothers, Thomas Leroy Milsaps, William Haslem (Billy) Milsaps, Monroe Curtis (Buddy) Milsaps, Roy Leonard Milsaps, Earnest John (EJ) Milsaps, Robert Earl (Bobby) Milsaps and sister, Lois Amelia Rogers.

Funeral services for Mrs. Muriel Corinne Milsaps Sligar will be held Friday, May 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dwain Pollard and Pastor Tommy Hutto officiating.  Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday beginning at 11:00 a.m. until service time. Condolences for Mrs. Sligar may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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Barbara Jo Harris

May 28, 2013

Mrs. Barbara Jo Harris, age 72, of Crockett, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013 in the Whitehall Nursing Center.  She was born November 6, 1940 in Riverside, California and was a resident of Crockett.  Mrs. Harris was a housewife.

Survivors include brother, David Ray Maxwell; nieces, Theresa Kelley, Chris Hamilton; brothers-in-law, Happ Harris, Ray Harris; cousins, Susan Davidson and Laura Walther.  Preceded in death by husband, Melvin Harris; daughter, Terri Lynn Harris; father, Curtie Joe King and sister, Carol Ann Roberts.

Interment for Mrs. Barbara Jo Harris was held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in the Fields Store Cemetery in Montgomery County. Condolences for Mrs. Harris may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Bernice Lavon (Sippy) Vaden Lively

May 24, 2013

Mrs. Bernice Lavon (Sippy) Vaden Lively, age 85, of Crockett, passed away, May 23, 2013 in the Community Care Center in Crockett.  She was born June 15, 1927 in Coryell County, Texas.  Mrs. Lively, better known as Sippy to her family, grew up in Coryell County and on Vaden Hill at the end of Farm Road 1280 in Houston County surrounded by a large and loving family. She graduated high school from Austonio ISD in 1945. The loves in her life were studying the Bible, her grandchildren, gardening, fishing, and puzzles.  She loved nothing better than getting together with her family, and family gatherings were memorable for their lively discussions, good food, and lots of laughter. She loved her children and loved sharing family stories with her nieces and nephews.  One of her nephews said it best when he wrote, “Today we lost my Aunt Sippy, the last of her generation and a great and beautiful lady, you are home now with all your loved ones. Bless you and rest in peace.”

Survivors include sister-in-law, Mary Lee Vaden of Ash Community; children, Marvin James, Jr. and wife, Georgia of Snook, Tommy James and wife, Linda of Lovelady, Linda McCelvey and husband, Kenneth of Lovelady, Donny James and wife, Edith of Lovelady; grandchildren, Avery Bruce James of Massachusetts, Theresa James Goolsby of Grapeland, Christopher James of Austin, Marvin James of Arkansas, Georgette James Dobbins of Austin, Tammy James Barnes of Snook, Kim Goodrum Smith of Lufkin, Michael James of Lovelady, David Hollis James of California, Jo Beth McCelvey Martinez of Cypress, Leslie McCelvey Gilchrist of Lovelady; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husbands, Marvin Bruce James, Sr., Tom McConnell, Joe Lively; son, David Paul James; grandchildren, Leigh Ann McCelvey, John Kenneth McCelvey, Melissa Kay James; great-grandchildren, David James, Melissa Stanley; parents, Joe and Fannie Alford Vaden; brothers, Joe Wilson (Bunk) Vaden, Max Tarleton (Buddy) Vaden, William Franklin (Bigun) Vaden, Leroy (Dink) Vaden, Tommie Latham Vaden,  Herman (Bruz) Vaden, W.T. Vaden, Willard Wayne (Sonny) Vaden; sister, Edith Vaden Brown; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Lavon (Sippy) Vaden Lively were held Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Casey Stafford officiating.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Conner Cemetery Association, 3615 Lawson Parkway, Nacogdoches, Texas  75965 or Creek Cemetery Association, 485 Briargrove, Crockett, Texas  75835.

Condolences for Mrs. Lively may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JANE IBBERSON

May 17, 2013

Mrs. Jane Ibberson, age 86, of Grapeland, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at her residence. She was born July 5, 1926 in Auburn, Illinois and had been a resident of Grapeland for the past 22 years, previously living in Houston for 30 years.  Mrs. Ibberson was retired having worked for 30 years as an investigator for the U. S. Department of Labor.

Survivors include children, Richard Ibberson and wife, Donna of Trinity, Mary Jane Zatopek and husband, Joe of Houston, Thomas J. Ibberson of Grapeland; grandchildren, Michael Ibberson and wife, Gretchen of Katy, K. C. Robinson of Crosby, Matthew Ibberson of Crosby, Kristina Zatopek of Pasadena, Lisa Zatopek of Katy; great-grandchildren, Thomas, Zachary, Michael, McKenna, Browyn and Gabriel; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by husband of 62 years, James E. Ibberson; parents, Mary and Edward Cousin, Sr.; brothers, Edgar Cousin, Vincent Cousin, Edward Cousin, Jr. and sister, Mary Elizabeth Cousin.

Interment for Mrs. Jane Ibberson will be in Auburn, Illinois. Condolences for Mrs. Ibberson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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WINNIE MELSON

May 16, 2013

Mrs. Winnie Ferrell Melson, age 78, of Grapeland, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at her residence. She was born December 24, 1934 in Percilla and lived most of her life in Grapeland.

Mrs. Melson was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and lifelong member of the Percilla First United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and a quilter who opened her home and heart to all, and was known to donate handmade custom quilts to schools, veteran groups, and once had an annual Quilt Show in Grapeland. Mrs. Melson and her husband Cecil owned and operated Winnie’s Kitchen Restaurant in Grapeland during the late ’70’s, and in 1991 she opened The Attic Window Quilt Shop.

Survivors include children, Jackie Melson and wife, Pam of Grapeland, Diane Haws and husband, Henry of Percilla, and Jeff Melson of Grapeland; grandchildren, Joe, Kim, Danielle, Lori, Randy, Choyce, Lesley, Brandy, Vanessa, Magan, and Justin; numerous great-grandchildren, all of her nieces and nephews that always held a special place in her heart; and leaves behind her little dog Kelsey, parrot Sam, and all of her white doves, including Snowflake.

Preceded in death by husband, Cecil Junior “Butch” Melson; second husband, Wesley Leamons; brother, Carmon Ferrell; sister, Maxine Callaway; and nephews, Charles Robinson and James Callaway.

Funeral services for Mrs. Winnie Ferrell Melson will be held Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the First United Methodist Church in Percilla with Rev. Larry Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Percilla.  Family will receive friends Sunday evening beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the church. Condolences for Mrs. Melson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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CHARLES LYNN “BUGGER” REID

charles-lynn-reid-coppedMay 16, 2013

Mr. Charles Lynn “Bugger” Reid, age 54, of Lovelady, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Rusk and was a lifelong resident of the Lovelady area. Mr. Reid had worked as a correctional officer for Texas Department of Corrections and was a member of the Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trail riding and making people laugh.

Survivors include wife, Dianne Reid of Lovelady; parents, Floyd and Shirley Reid of Grapeland; daughters, Carolyn Sutton and husband, Shane of Kopperl, Crystal Yott of Spring, April Carroll and husband, Doug of Bryan; brothers, Billy Reid and wife, Sandy of Lovelady, Frank Reid of Lovelady, Randy Reid and wife, Delisa of Weches; grandchildren, Matt Sutton and wife, Magen of Waco, Brittany Sutton of Kopperl, Hunter Yott of Spring, Connor Yott of Spring, Stephen Carroll of Bryan, Justin Carroll of Bryan and Andrew Carroll of Bryan; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by brother, Burton Reid.

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Lynn “Bugger” Reid will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bugger Reid Memorial Account at Lovelady State Bank.  Condolences for Mr. Reid may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

Mary Campbell Henry

May 7, 2013

Mrs. Mary Campbell Henry, age 96, of Crockett, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, in the Houston County Nursing Home. She was born February 9, 1917 in Groveton, Texas and had lived in Houston, Texas for 78 years before moving to Crockett, Texas in 2012. Mrs. Henry was a retired employee from Southwest Drug and a housewife.  Mrs. Henry is survived by a step-daughter, Trish Rocca of Iowa; two nieces, Billie Jo Wallace and Becky Morgan, both of Crockett ; three nephews, Billy Henry of Houston, Ray Campbell and Wayne Campbell, both of Lufkin; special friend, Jack Lillard of Houston and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Owen and Lela Campbell; husband,  L. E. Green; husband, G. W. Henry; brothers, Cleveland Campbell, Edward Campbell and wife,  Cleo,  Rayford Campbell and wife, Winnie.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Campbell Henry will be held Friday, May  10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jim Gunnels officiating. Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Henry may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

DAVID ANTHONY LAND

May 7, 2013

David LandDavid Anthony Land, age 45, of Conroe, previously of Houston County, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013 at his residence.  He was born November 6, 1967 in Houston and was a resident of Conroe, formerly living in Houston County.  David had worked as a roofer.

Survivors include father, Wayne Land of Conroe; step-mom, Jo Beth Land of Conroe; son, Destin Tuleya of Iola; mother, Lea Gerard of The Colony; sisters, Shana Foster and husband, Robert of Conroe, Angela Thomas of Conroe, Connie Chase of Mississippi; brothers, Darrell Land of The Colony, Doug Jones and wife, Patricia of Conroe; nieces and nephews, Matthew, Adam, Mark, Amber, Jamie, Madison, Maesun and Ford, Morgan and Ayden, Rachael, Brooklyn and Danielle; one very special great-niece that David had been so anxious to arrive and got to see right before he passed, Payton Nicole Thomas; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by wife, Tammy L. Nelson; grandparents, Marvin and Frances Land, Daniel and Dorothy Givens; aunts, Janice Land and Linda Birdwell.

Funeral services for David Anthony Land will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Taylor officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Condolences for David may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

Clifton Eulan Pyburn

May 6, 2013

Mr. Clifton Eulan Pyburn was born on Jan. 15, 1949 in Dublin, Texas. He went to his Lord on May 3,2013 at the age of 64 years, 3 months and 18 days. He was the son of Henry Curtis Pyburn and Annie Leona (Hancock) Pyburn. He was united in marriage to Sandra McCullar on Jan. 17, 1973 in Jacksonville, Texas.  He was a real old-time cowboy with all the values & ethics that made them good men or as the saying goes -” He was a good oldboy”, member of the Truth Fellowship Church in Hico, Texas the last years of this life and he felt blessed & really love this church and congregation, and he was the owner of his trucking company.

He is survived by:  His wife of 40 years and 4 months: Sandra Pyburn Dublin, Texas; His Children: Marla Rambin & husband, Rick Livingston, Texas, Shawndra Graham & husband, Randy Lewisville, Texas, Shawn Snell & fiancee, Cris Stuckey Frisco, Texas, (3) additional daughters: Jenna, Denna & Quayla; His Grandchildren: Dustin Sims & wife, Daniela; Krystal Atkins, Natalie Rambin, Bethany Snell, Ashley Snell, Winter Snell and Shon Luka Snell; His Great-grandchildren: Izabelle Sims, Sophia Sims, Jolee Sims-Stanley, Gwen Atkins, Chevy Atkins, Tyler Padgett, Nathan Padgett, Nathan Snell, and 2 other; great-grandchildren on the way; His Sister & Brother-in-law: Carol & George Mitchell Dublin, Texas; His Half Brother & Wife: Eugene & Wilda Pyburn Weatherford, Texas and a host of other relatives and many friends all across the United States.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Clifton Eulan Pyburn will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Creek Cemetery.  Interment will follow.

Harrell Funeral Home
112 N Camden St
Dublin, TX 76446
(254) 445-3311

ANDREW “RED” WREN FRANKLIN ALLISON

May 3, 2013

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Mr. Andrew “Red”, “Wren” Franklin Allison, age 84 of Ratcliff, Texas passed away Friday May 3, 2013 at his home.  Mr. Allison was born July 20, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska.  Red Allison was the son of Albert Ray and Lydia Christine Allison and was the 3rd of 5 brothers born to this union. His family moved to Texas when Red was 8 years old.  He attended Jeff Davis High School in Houston.  He married Catherine Elizabeth Harper on May 18, 1947.  Mr. Allison worked for the Houston National Gas Company for 15 years.  He retired and moved to Ratcliff, Texas in 1973.  He worked for the Texas Department of Corrections for 20 years where he reached the rank of Assistant Warden serving over the prison store.

Andrew Allison received the nickname “Red” from his family and the nickname “Wren” from his wife’s family.  This was often confusing to others if both families got together.

Mr. Allison was a member of the Kennard First Baptist Church.  He served as a Sunday school teacher over the Class of Nehemiah for 39 years.  He worked with the youth on Wednesday nights.  He loved his church and loved to be in church.  Mr. Allison stayed long after church services cleaning up and locking doors.

Mr. Allison also served on the Water Board for the Ratcliff Water System.

Mr. Allison loved to hunt, fish and loved spending time with his family and he spent hours each week calling and checking on family members across the USA.

Survivors include his wife of almost 66 years, Catherine Elizabeth Harper Allison of Ratcliff;  daughters, Edna Christine Allison Vrana Thomas and husband, Perry of Royce City,  Andrea Kathleen Allison Hill and husband, Ronald Dean of Kennard; son, Michael Keith Allison and wife, Barbara of Crockett; grandchildren include Audra Hill, Tess Tusberg, Elizabeth Richards, Rebecca Parker, Danny Vrana, John Vrana, Matthew Allison, Rachel Groves, Shandi Stephens, Caitlin Cook, Donna Green, Michael Jackson and Brooke Jackson; great grandchildren are Alisha, Cody, Joshua, Sabrina, Rachel, Christopher, Brandie, Marissa, Justin, Shelby, Jaysie, Miller, Chloe, Callie, Gunner, Christian, Macy, Grady and Matti; great great grandchild is Michael; brothers, James “Jimmy” Allison and wife, Wanda of Plain Community and Paul E. Allison and wife, Jo Ann of The Woodlands;  good friend of 70 years, Charles and wife, Inge Hunter of San Antonio; numerous nieces, nephews, church family and friends.  Preceded in death by his parents, Albert Ray and Lydia Allison, daughter Sondra Kay Allison, grandson Ronald Clinton Hill, son-in-law Louis Vrana, brothers Raymond Keith Allison and Albert Ray Allison Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Andrew “Red” “Wren” Franklin Allison were held Monday, May 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kennard First Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Durham officiating.  Interment followed in the Conner Cemetery.   Pallbearers were Joshua Hill, Randall Parker, Chad Groves, John Vrana, Danny Vrana, Matthew Allison, Doug Cook and Bobby Stephens.  Honorary pallbearers were Chris Lucas, Jeff Myers, Herman Myers, A. J. Tusberg, Jason Richards, Brent Stephens and Justin Allison.  Kennard First Baptist Church Nehemiah Men’s Sunday School class:  Pete Taylor, Carl Watts, Roger Jones, Luby Squires, Sonny Benskin and Hollis Wright.  Kennard First Baptist Youth Department:  Austin Soules, Billy Mayes, J. T. Goyens and Ryan Hamlin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kennard First Baptist Church. Condolences for Mr. Allison may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

BILL SCHULMAN

May 3, 2013

Mr. Bill Schulman, age 86 of Latexo passed away Thursday May 2, 2013 under the care of Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan, Texas. He was born August 3, 1926 in Houston. He was 6 weeks old when his family moved to Bryan, Texas in 1926, where he lived, worked and raised his family. He and wife Christine relocated and have been residents of Latexo since 1987.

Mr. Schulman was a veteran of the United States Army First Calvary Division having served in the Pacific conflict during World War II. He attended Texas A&M College and was in the class of 1948. Mr. Schulman was a member of the Bryan Lions Club and a proud supporter of Texas A&M University. He was the owner and operator of Schulman Theatres, Inc., During retirement he and his wife own and operate the Ritz Theatre in Crockett. He continued the tradition of hosting an annual Canned Food Christmas Show that supports needy families which was started by his father Morris Schulman in Bryan in 1929.

Survivors include wife, Christine Schulman of Latexo; sons, Morris Schulman and wife, Melissa of Bryan, Mark Schulman and wife, Nancy of Waco, Craig Schulman and wife, Cheryl of Bryan; grandchildren, Jackie Schulman, Jacob Schulman and wife, Cristina, Lauren Schulman Thorne and husband,  Tim, Nathan Schulman, Joshua Schulman, Morris Schulman, Jr., Alex Schulman, Clayton Schulman, Regan Schulman, Emily Schulman and Caroline Schulman, great-grandchildren, Brendan Thorne, Griffin Thorne, Kyleigh Schulman and Elly Thorne; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is preceded in death by parents, Morris and Edna Schulman and brother, Al Schulman.

Funeral services for Mr. Bill Schulman were held Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Camp officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803. Condolences for Mr. Schulman may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

ELIZABETH JACKSON FOSTER

May 1, 2013

Elizabeth FosterMrs. Elizabeth Jackson Foster, age 87, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett.  She was born May 17, 1925 in Crockett and was a lifetime resident of Crockett.  Mrs. Foster was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include husband, Lee Foster of Crockett; son, Jim Jackson of Port Angeles, Washington; sisters, Lorene Eakin Wright of Crockett, Betty Hester of Crockett, Brenda Coleman and husband, Jim of Crockett, Linda Tullos and husband, Ron of Hideaway Lake; brother, Donald Nettles and wife, Barbara of Crockett; sister-in-law, Dorothy Nettles of Coldspring; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Jackson; parents, W. B. “Bill” and Emma Nettles; sister, Wilma Vaden; brother, Billy Nettles and brothers-in-law, Tommie Vaden, Euel Eakin, Johnnie Wright and Albert Hester.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson Foster will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Keeney Dickenson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart to Heart Hospice. Condolences for Mrs. Foster may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.

 

MELBA “SISSY” (WESTERMAN) STEED

April 30, 2013

Mrs. Melba “Sissy” (Westerman) Steed, age 81, of Houston, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 in Houston.  She was born May 22, 1931 in Pine Prairie and was a resident of Houston for many years.  Mrs. Steed was a homemaker.

Survivors include husband, Jack Steed of Houston; daughter, Lynn Roberson Hargrove and husband, Leman of Willis; granddaughters, Dana Lynn Sherrill and husband, Gary, Jr. of Cypress, Kimberly Elizabeth Grein and husband, Mike of Spring; great-grandchildren, Tanner Davis Sherrill, Cullen Ray Sherrill, Colby Gene Grein and Michael Stetson Grein; step-daughters, Pam Lathrop and husband, Glenn of Halletsville, Rita Ross and husband, Tom of Houston; step-grandchildren, Matthew and wife, Adrienne of Deer Park, T. J. and Anna Ross of Houston; step-great-grandson, Evan Hill of Deer Park; brother, Ben Doyle Westerman of Kennard; nieces, Judy Smelley and husband, Bill of Montgomery, Deborah Whitehead of Ohio, Charlotte Cuthertson of Georgia; nephews, John Westerman of Houston, Scott Westerman of Kennard; numerous other relatives.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Melba “Sissy” (Westerman) Steed  will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  in the Ivie Cemetery with Bro. Cody Craig officiating. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas  75904. Condolences for Mrs. Steed may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

SUSIE GIBSON McDANIEL

April 24, 2013

susie-mcdanielMrs. Susie Gibson McDaniel, age 53, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the Conroe Regional Hospital.  She was born November 16, 1959 in Houston and had lived in Crockett for the past 15 years.  Mrs. McDaniel was a housewife and a member of the New Salem Church.

Survivors include husband, Curtis McDaniel of Crockett; children, James Ragsdale of Beaumont, Curtis McDaniel, Jr. of Magnolia, Jeremy McDaniel and wife, Crystal of Magnolia; grandchildren, Emily, Ariele, Bailee, Lacey, Brooklynn and ?; sister, Rita Gibson King and husband, Dewayne of Crockett; nephews, Anthony King and wife, Kendall and baby Kimber, Timothy King and wife, Shelly and children, Leah and Gracie; numerous other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Jr. and Sue Gibson.

Funeral services Mrs. Susie Gibson McDaniel will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the New Salem Church with Rev. Mark Gunnels, Bro. Mack McCall and Rev. Ray Grisham officiating.  Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Condolences for Susie may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

FRED CLEVELAND HILL

April 22, 2013

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Mr. Fred Cleveland Hill, age 80, of Houston, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013 in the Tomball Regional Medical Center.  He was born March 14, 1933 in Houston County and was a resident of Houston most of his lifetime.  Mr. Hill was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict.  He was retired after 30 years of service from Cameron Iron Works/Wyman Gordon working in the maintenance department and was a member of the Church at Creeks End.

Survivors include special cousins and friends.  Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Ella Mae Hill.

Funeral services for Mr. Fred Cleveland Hill will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Hill Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday beginning at 12:00 noon until service time.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hill Cemetery Association. Condolences for Mr. Hill may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

Kathleen Lockey

April 20, 2013

Kathleen LockeyThe family of Kathleen Lockey celebrated her entry into the Kingdom of God on Saturday, April 20, 2013, as she ended her 20-year battle with cancer at Mother Frances Hospital surrounded by family and close family friends.

Graveside services for Kathleen will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in the Pennington Family Cemetery at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tommy Caskey officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Kathleen was born on September 14, 1952 in Crockett, Texas, to Wayne and Dorothy Pennington; living in Grapeland all of her life. She was Salutatorian of her Senior Class at Grapeland High School and Valedictorian of her business class at Nixon Business College in Palestine. Kathleen was a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend. She was a hard worker, had a soft heart for animals and would help anyone in need. Her hobbies included playing piano and the flute, reading, collecting and selling antiques, interior decorating and enjoying a glass of “good, unsweet ice tea.” She was a faithful Christian and a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Grapeland.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Brown Pennington, Sr. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Dorothy and Peck Smart; her husband, Jimmy Lockey; her children—son, Jeff Lockey, daughter Caryl Ann and husband, Gerald Willis and PennyLynn Webb; her grandchildren, Wyatt and Walker Webb, Rowdy Willis and wife, Kristi, Natalie Cramer, and Dusty D’ Olive, Amanda Wilkerson and husband, Tom; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Tanner and Conner Willis, Bailey and Tyler Frederickson and Carley Kramer, Cash Wilkerson; brother, Wayne Brown Pennington, Jr. and wife, Donna, stepsister, Rhonda Wilkens and husband, Richard, stepbrother, Steve Smart and wife, Vickeye, and stepsister, Janet Wilmeth and husband, Bob and a host of nieces, nephews, beloved relatives and close family friends.

Visitation will be held at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home in Grapeland from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

Pallbearers are Jeremy Byrd, Jason Estes, Miguel Benavides, Rowdy Willis, Steven Wilkens, Jason Bridges, Jeremy Pennington and Jason Pennington.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Grapeland Public Library, the Jordan School & Vista Academy Library, the Animal Shelter at Houston County Vet, or Houston County Relay for Life.

 

MAYDELLE BROWN

April 22, 2013

Mrs. Maydelle Brown, age 94, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 in the Enchanted Pines Retirement Center.  She was born June 15, 1918 in Grapeland and had lived in Houston County most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Brown was a housewife and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Crockett.

Survivors include sons, Doyle Beard and wife, Joyce of League City, Charles Beard of Texas City, Mike Brown and wife, Lori of Texas City; grandchildren, Scott, Pam, Judy, Jeff, Richie and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Lindsay, Cody, Steven, Shelby, Tyler, Jaxson, Riley, Cooper, Colt, Megan and Chase; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, A. C. Neel and wife, Mary Lois of Latexo; sisters, Albertine Hutchinson of Spring, Betty Jo Standridge of Palestine; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Floyd Brown; son, Vencie Beard; grandsons, Kenny Beard and David Beard; daughters-in-law, Wilma Beard and Wanda Beard; one brother and nine sisters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Maydelle Brown will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday beginning at 12:00 noon. Condolences for Mrs. Brown may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

ELIZABETH BRUBAKER

April 21, 2013

Elizabeth BrubakerMrs. Elizabeth Brubaker, age 89, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  She was born January 18, 1924 in Rosenberg, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Brubaker was a housewife and had worked as a bookkeeper with her friend Essie Bumgardner for many years.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Crockett.Survivors include son, John Brubaker and wife, Vicky of Jacksonville; daughter, Linda Klingbeil and husband, Rick of Portland, Oregon; granddaughter, Kelsi Elizabeth Brubaker of Kyle; grandsons, Damon Whitener and wife, Kristi of Maumelle, Arkansas, Andy Whitener of Kyle; great-grandchildren, Caleb Whitener of Maumelle, Arkansas, Baylen Whitener of Maumelle, Arkansas, Hanah Whitener of Maumelle, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband of 61 years and 10 months, Gordon Eugene Brubaker; sister, Ruby; brothers, William and Louis; and parents, Louis E. and Freida Dora Rosenbaum.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Brubaker will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Charlie Hornes officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 715 E. Goliad Avenue, Crockett, Texas  75835.  Condolences for Mrs. Brubaker may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

BERTHA DAWSON

April 20, 2013

Mrs. Bertha J. “Nanny” Dawson, age 92, of Crockett, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  She was born January 15, 1921 in Portales, New Mexico and had lived in Crockett for the past 7 years.  Mrs. Dawson was a housewife and a member of the Lakewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include children, Jerry Arnold and wife, Bonnie of Crockett, Patricia Gunnels and husband, James of Centerville, Johnny Lynn Arnold and wife, Sue of LaPorte, Harold Don Arnold and wife, Nia of Dallas; twenty-five grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Johnnie F. Arnold; husband, Ralph Dawson; daughter, Joyce Miller; three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha J. “Nanny” Dawson were held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. James Gunnels and Rev. Jim Bob Gunnels officiating.  Graveside funeral services will were held Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Restland Cemetery in Dallas.  Interment followed.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Disaster Fund. Condolences for Mrs. Dawson may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

ALTHA TAYLOR

April 19, 2013

TaylorMrs. Altha Taylor, age, 81, of Longview, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 in the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.  She was born October 29, 1931 in Houston County and had been living in Longview, previously living in Weches.  Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and member of the Baptist Church.Survivors include daughters, Doris Rex and husband, Ronald of Plantersville, Jean Forgus and husband, Richard of Union Grove, Becky Hendrix and husband, Terry of Hallsville,  Rose Lee and husband, Billy of White Oak, Donna Wolboldt and husband, Ted of Longview;  fifteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brothers, Leonard Bennett and wife, Virgie, Glenn Bennett and wife, Sarah, J. C. Bennett and wife, Bobbie, Lee Gordon Bennett and wife, Betty; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by loving husband of 63 years, Zachary C. Taylor, Jr.; parents, Marion Pinkney and Avie Riller (Sides) Bennett; and brother, Lloyd Bennett.

Funeral services for Mrs. Altha Taylor were held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Georgia Camp Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery.  Condolences for Mrs. Taylor may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

MICKEY RAY MINTER

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Funeral services for Mickey Ray Minter will be held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with James Peterson officiating. Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mickey Ray Minter, age 52, passed away from this life surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 18, 2013.  Mikey was born January 31, 1961 in Crockett to Benny Frank and Billie Pearl Hutto Minter.  He attended schools in Crockett and Ft. Worth.  He worked at Trinity Industries Plant #200, Longview, Tx and returning to work in the oil fields of East Texas to work for Nabors Drillings and Patterson UTI.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, family gatherings but his main hobbies were raising game roosters and restoring and driving old Chevy trucks.

Mickey is survived by the love of his life, Lee Ann Minter of Gilmer; son, Mickey Minter Jr. of Crockett; daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Brad Guest of Bogata and  Lynann and Cody Cheatwood of Gilmer; six grandchildren, Katelynn and Alxis Minter of Crockett, Bradly and Bowdy Guest of Bogata, Libby and Cawyer Cheatwood of Gilmer; two brothers, Benny and Candy Minter of Crockett and Billy Wayne Minter of Crockett; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and his beloved dog, Daisy Mae.

Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Funeral services for Mickey Ray Minter will be held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with James Peterson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Condolences for Benny Minter, Jr. may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

EDNA COOK

April 16, 2013

Edna CookMrs. Edna Cook, age 86, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  She was born October 3, 1926 in Houston County and had lived all of her lifetime in Crockett.  Mrs. Cook had worked for the Royal Café for 18 years and retired having owned and operated a day care facility.  She was a member of the Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter, Debbie Whiffen of Crockett; grandchildren, Victor Whiffen and wife, Rachel Heartt of Riverside, Daniel Whiffen of Trinity, Barbara Thompson and husband, Roger of Crockett; great-grandchildren, Christopher Coplan, Alyssa Whiffen and Susan Thompson; daughter, Kathy Bowman and husband, Jeff of Dumas; grandsons, Trey Bowman and wife, Angel of Amarillo, Adam Bowman and wife, Holli of Shreveport, Louisiana; great grandsons, Taylen and Wyatt Bowman of Amarillo; sister, Effie Brock and husband, Winfred of Lufkin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Melvin Elwood Cook; son-in-law, Thomas Whiffen; great-granddaughter, Angel Nicole Thompson; sister, Lela Crenshaw and brother, Luther Wolf.

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Cook will be held Friday, April 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening beginning at 5:00 p. m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences for Mrs. Cook may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

REBA CONNER

April 16, 2013

Mrs. Reba Mae Conner, age 89, of Kennard, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  Mrs. Conner was born in Arbor, Texas on October 1, 1923 to Otis and Myrtie Smith and was a lifetime resident of Kennard.  She married W. D. Conner in 1942 and to this union they had two sons.  Mrs. Conner was a loving person and enjoyed working with flowers, gardening and cooking for her children and grandchildren.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennard.

Survivors include sons, James Conner and wife, Diane of Centerville, Lynn Conner of Ellabell, Georgia; five grandchildren, Eric Conner, Jordan Conner, Keaton Conner, David Conner and Lyann Polk; five great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Ann Hudson; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, W. D. Conner; daughter-in-law, Linda Conner; parents, Otis and Myrtie Smith; and sister, Oleta Morehead.

Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Mae Conner will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Durham officiating.  Interment will follow in the Conner Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kennard First Baptist Church. Condolences for Mrs. Conner may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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EVERETT D. HAWHEE

April 9, 2013

Mr. Everett D. Hawhee, age 81, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in the Houston County Nursing Home.  He was born March 21, 1932 in Wewoka, Oklahoma and had lived in Crockett for the past 14 years.  Mr. Hawhee was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict as a Staff Sergeant.  He was a member of the Crockett Lions Club and Airlines Flight Association.  Mr. Hawhee had worked as the Director of Quality Control for Southwest Airlines where he retired after many years of service.  He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include wife, Sue Rains Hawhee of Crockett; step-sons, Jimbo Rains and wife, Debbie of Crockett, Rusty Rains and wife, Sandra of Crockett; sister, Martha Ann Gahagan and husband, J. R. of Wichita Falls; step-grandchildren, Jim Casey Rains of Houston, Michael Rains of Houston, Jason Horton of Grapeland; step-great-grandchildren, Macie and Kolbi Horton.  Preceded in death by wife, Jimmie Ruth Hawhee.

Funeral services for Mr. Everett D. Hawhee will be held Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jerry House and Rev. Patrick Evans officiating.  Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery in Alba.  Family will receive friends Thursday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Young at Hearts c/o First United Methodist Church, 701 E. Goliad Ave., Crockett, TX 75835. Condolences for Mr. Hawhee may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LAURA GAIL WILLIAMS

April 3, 2013

Laura Gail WilliamsMrs. Laura Gail Williams, age 69, of Latexo, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in the Odyssey Hospice in Conroe.  She was born September 23, 1943 in Crockett, Texas and had lived in Latexo.  Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and a member of the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church.  She enjoyed ceramics, painting, crocheting and she loved the Dallas Cowboys.

Survivors include; three daughters, Angela Ray Tucker of Laurel, Mississippi, Laura Foreman and husband, David of the Woodlands, Rachel Hebert and husband, Joseph of Crockett; fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; sister, Jackie Holub; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, of 43 years, Leo “Bow” Williams, Jr.; father, Ernest Melcher;  mother, Ruth McElroy;  sisters, Shirley Baless and Patsy Raley; and brother, James “Jimmy” Raley.

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Gail Williams will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Texas Children’s Hospital.   Condolences for Mrs. Williams may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

EARNEST VEST

March 31, 2013

Graveside funeral services for Earnest vest will be Helen Monday,  April 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Lahmann officiating.  Interment will follow.

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Marcia Lynn Ellis Davenport

March 30, 2013

Mrs. Marcia Lynn Ellis Davenport, age 58, of Montgomery, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at her residence.  Mrs. Davenport was born March 12, 1955 in Freeport and had lived in Crockett for many years.  Marcia was manager at the Crockett Wal Mart for several years.  She was a member of the Good Shepherd Church.  Survivors are her husband, Dennis Davenport of Montgomery; children, Billy Davenport and wife, Julie of Crockett, Justin Bruce Davenport and Tammie Louve of Montgomery and Christin Davenport Mata and husband, Cosmo of Montgomery; grandchildren, Colby Lee Davenport, Jordan Denise Davenport, Damean Bruce Davenport, Aiden Lionel Mata and Jaxon Bruce Mata; Mother, Dorothy Doyle Ellis of Crockett; sister, Debbie Davenport and husband, Ronald; brother, Alton Ray Ellis of Crockett; Special friends, Aaron Weddington, Cheryl Garrett and Brenda Ball; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by father, Walter Ellis and sister, Betty Ellis Stewart.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Marcia Lynn Ellis Davenport will be held Monday, April 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Jim English Cemetery with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Monday morning at the funeral home beginning at 9:30 a.m. Condolences for Mrs. Davenport may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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MARY ANN SMOCK

March 27, 2013

mary-an-smockMrs. Mary Ann Smock went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Crockett, Texas. She was born on December 12, 1924 to Sherrod and Willie (Sharp) McKoin.  Mary Ann McKoin met John Morgan Smock and they were married on December 17, 1954. They have one daughter Susan, a son-in-law Douglas Powell, and a grandson Morgan Powell. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Crockett. Throughout her life Mary Ann had great joy in her family, loved to travel with her family, loved the challenge of building businesses along side her husband and was blessed with many friends.  The world has lost a wonderful and loving woman and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Susan and Douglas Powell of Austin, TX; her beloved grandson Morgan who is attending Texas State University in San Marcos, TX; her sister-in-law Floy Keil of Walnut Creek, CA; her brother-in-law Jack of Minneapolis, MN; and brother-in-law Paul of Liberty, MO.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Smock; mother, father, and five of her siblings.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Smock will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. Patrick Evans officiating.  Condolences for Mrs. Smock may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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BEVERLY “JEANNE” BRYANT

March 27, 2013

Mrs. Beverly “Jeanne” Bryant, age 77, of Grapeland, previously of Houston, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  She was born February 8, 1936 in Laredo, Texas and was a resident of Grapeland, formerly living in Houston.  Mrs. Bryant was retired from Valero after many years of service and was a member of the Grace Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include husband, Floyd “Toby” Bryant of Grapeland; daughters, Kathryn Wilson of Jerusalem, Wanda Daniel and husband, Ray of Houston; sons, Steven Bryant of Grapeland, Derrick Bryant and wife, Crystal of Conroe; grandchildren, Grace Wilson of Grapeland, Joe Wilson of Grapeland, Regina Campbell and husband, Bill of Arkansas, Thomas Rose of United States Navy, Casey Bryant and wife, Alexis of United States Army Fort Hood, Chera Zwar and husband, Jeremy of Crockett, Tyler Bryant of College Station, Haley Bryant of Conroe, Jacob Bryant of Conroe and Emily Bryant of Conroe; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Bailey, Finley, Preston, Payton and Allison; brother, Rick Mock and wife, Nancy of Katy; sisters, Pam and Linda; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, O. R. and Lucille Mock; son-in-law, Tom Rose.

Funeral services for Mrs. Beverly “Jeanne” Bryant will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grace Street Church of Christ with Mr. Rick Kelley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Morning Star Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Condolences for Mrs. Bryant may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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ARLENE LaRUE

March 25, 2013

Mrs. Arlene Christine Nelson LaRue, age 82, of Austonio, quietly passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 in her home.  Mrs. LaRue was born June 27, 1930 in Hillman, Minnesota and married Thomas W. LaRue (T. W.) in 1948 and moved to Austonio in 1959 where she raised 4 children and 1 grandson, loosing one son in 1977, Thomas LaRue III.  She was a member of the Austonio Baptist Church, Austonio Volunteer Fire Department where she served as the treasurer for 30 years and was very active in her community helping where she was needed and anyone needing help.  Mrs. LaRue was active in 4-H, she cooked at the Austonio school, drove a bus for several years, kept a small farm running and instilled love of family, ethics and hard work in her children.  She touched the lives of everyone she met and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Thomas W. (T.W.) LaRue of Austonio; daughter, Barbara LaRue of Austonio; sons,  Michael LaRue and wife, LuAnn of Raytown, Missouri, Charles Dean LaRue and wife, Vickie of Austonio; grandson, Kevin Tilley and wife, Aimee of Kansas City, Missouri;  five step grandchildren, Christy Stewart and Thomas Collier, Zaine, Charlie, and Jon Potts; fifteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; best friends, Maurine Fiveash, Jerry Allen, Billy Doyle, Margie Lundy and Jean Pugh; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, James H. L. Nelson and Margrete Schroeder Nelson;  and son, Thomas LaRue III.

Funeral services for Mrs. Arlene Christine Nelson LaRue will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Austonio Baptist Church with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Austonio Volunteer Fire Department.  Condolences for Mrs. LaRue may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JEANNE BLACK

March 15, 2013

jeanne-black-picture-croppedMrs. Jeanne Black, age 86, of Huntsville, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Huntsville Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Black was born May 17, 1926 in Crockett.  She was the wife of Wilbur “Buddy” Black for over 49 years and was a loving mother and devoted grandmother and caring for her family was her greatest job.  Buddy and Jeanne lived in Houston for 35 years retiring to Crockett where they lived until Buddy’s death in 1995.  Jeanne then moved to Huntsville where she became treasurer for Timbercrest Town Homes and after leaving Timbercrest, she went to make new friends at the Lexington Center.  She is survived by daughter, Lin Sommers and husband, Joe of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; grandchildren, Mark Henderson and wife, Kate of Houston and Julie Calhoun and husband, Davis of Clio, South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Malcom, Walton and Cameron Calhoun; sister, Mary Rice of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Wilbur “Buddy” Black and parents, Frank Miller Creath and Mary Lucille Smith Creath. Graveside services for Mrs. Jeanne Black were held on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.   Condolences for Mrs. Black may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LISA BETH McKENZIE

March 13, 2013

Ms. Lisa Beth McKenzie, age 47, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at her residence.  She was born December 11, 1965 in Cleveland and had lived in Crockett.  Lisa was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include children, Guretta Gray and husband, Jacob of Huntsville, Maria Willoughby and husband, Shane of Cleveland, Russell Burns of United States Navy; grandchildren, Carlos Ledesma, Waylon Willoughby, Wyatt Willoughby, Heavenlee Willoughby, Xylie Gray and Ayden Burns; brothers, Jim McKenzie of Pearsons Chapel, Arlon McKenzie and wife, Shirley of Pearsons Chapel; special love, John Bradberry of Holly.  Preceded in death by sons, Seth Bradberry, Joseph Ramos; daughter, Christina Ramos and parents, Albert and Elaine McKenzie.

Memorial services for Ms. Lisa Beth McKenzie will be held Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Creek Cemetery with Bro. Cody Craig officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Callaway-Allee Funeral Home, 700 East Houston Avenue, Crockett, Texas  75835.

Condolences for Lisa may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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Mary Wilson

March 12, 2013

MaryWilsonFuneral services for Mrs. Mary Louise Twohig Wilson, age 69, of Lovelady will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Roy Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery (at Barnum, 9 mi. East of Corrigan on Highway 287 at F. M. 62). Condolences for Mrs. Wilson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

Mrs. Mary Louise Twohig Wilson was born January 15, 1944 at Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas to Paul and Rhoberta Twohig where Col. Twohig was a B-17 bomber flight instructor.  After the war, he would become an executive with National Cash Register (NCR) in Dayton, Ohio.  Mrs. Twohig was a housewife and school teacher.  Mary grew up mostly in Dayton, Ohio, however she would spend her summers at her grandparents farm in Corrigan, Texas.  She would ride a train to Crockett, Texas where she was picked up.  At Corrigan, she acquired her lifetime love for horses after spending many hours on old “Rube.”  Mrs. Wilson graduated from Fairmont High School in Dayton, Ohio after returning from California.  She received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and two master’s degrees.  She did post-graduate work at the University of Dayton, the University of Texas at Austin, and Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas.  She loved books and poetry and chose teaching as a career so she could share them with others.  In an interview she stated, “Everything about teaching is about the future.”

While teaching English at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas for 32 years, she received nomination to Who’s Who in American Education and the Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award which honors effective, dedicated teachers.  She was Angelina College’s first STAR Teacher and initiated a Creative Writing course that inspired two local authors to have books published.  She also sponsored a poetry reading each year to allow students to present their compositions; “Bards and Troubadors” was one of the most memorable.

In her tenure at Angelina College, she served on many committees and sponsored many student clubs.  Her favorite was the “Ding-Bats,”  which was a successful baseball booster club which helped propel Angelina College to the regional playoffs for the first time in 1975.

Horses were her hobby and she was a member of the Angelina County Mounted Patrol.  In an interview, she stated “I have learned much about what is good and dependable in this world from horses.”

Survivors include her son, Daniel Joseph Wilson of Riverside, Texas; husband, Donald Ray Wilson of Lovelady; brother, James Nowlin Twohig and wife, Jeannie of Lufkin; and numerous other relatives.  Preceded in death by her son, Benjamin Thomas Wilson in 2004; parents, Paul Twohig in 1987 and Eleanor (Rhoberta) Twohig in 1991; sister-in-law, Bobbi Twohig in 1998 and nephew, Ian Twohig in 2010.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ben Wilson Memorial Endowment Fund at Angelina College, P. O. Box 1768, Lufkin, Texas 75902.

For unsurpassable support, thank yous are extended to: Hospice in the Pines,  Winfield Healthcare, Mary Read’s Bible Study Classes, the Ruth Sunday School Class at Central Baptist Church in Crockett, California friends Kathy Newman and Aline Jirak, Colorado friend Peg McKechnie, Ohio friend Susan Zurcher, and Lufkin Friends Raymond Fore, Jessica Reynolds, Gayle Taylor, Kaye Murray, Elaine Jackson, and Nancy Owens for her daily cards of encouragement.

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Zachary Taylor Jr.

March 12, 2013

Mr. Zachary Clay Taylor Jr., age 85, of Longview, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 in Longview.  He was born October 21, 1927 to the late Zachary Clay and Mae Bell Tucker Taylor.  Mr. Taylor was a longtime resident of Longview where he retired from the Continental Can Company after thirty-one years of dedicated service.

The nickname “Shorty” given him by a group of friends may have been fitting due to his physical stature, but his generous heart and giving attitude was larger than life.  His wonderful personality shown through his life as he was known to lend a helping hand quite often, with blessings being returned back to him by his many friends.

“Our loved one will be missed greatly for the rest of our lives until we can be with him again in eternal life with the Lord.”

Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Altha Bennett Taylor of Longview; daughters, Doris Rex and husband Ronald of Plantersville, Jean Forgus and husband Richard of Union Grove, Becky Hendrix and husband Terry of Hallsville, Rose Lee and husband Billy of White Oak, Donna Wolboldt and husband Ted of Longview; fifteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and brothers, Kenneth Taylor of Conroe, Cecil Taylor of Lovelady, Carl Taylor of Paducah, Kentucky, Troy Taylor of Houston and Joe Taylor of Austonio.

Funeral services for Mr. Zachary Taylor Jr. will be held 2:00 PM Friday, March 15, 2013 at Georgia Camp Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in Creek Cemetery.  Family will receive friends beginning at Noon Friday at the church.  Condolences for Mr. Taylor may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Asa Turner

March 12, 2013

Mr. Asa Lee Turner, loving husband, devoted father and self made man, age 52, of Houston, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 in the Hermann Memorial City Hospital in Houston.  He was born May 13, 1960 in Houston, Texas where he had lived all of his lifetime.  Mr. Turner was a veteran of the United States Navy.  He was an electrician and he enjoyed drawing, playing with his children, and had a silent artistic ability for privileged to enjoy.

Survivors include mother, Joyce Alfred Turner of Pearsons Chapel; sisters, Wanda Murray and husband, Steve of Houston, Terri Lowman of Pearsons Chapel; wife, Veronica Van Arsdale of Houston; children, Eric Turner, Jacob Orville Turner, Jessica Joy Turner; step-children, Brittani Van Arsdale, Joe Van Arsdale; aunt, Peggy Copaus and husband, C. A. of Kennard; numerous other relatives.  Preceded in death by father, Orville Turner; brother, Orville Turner, Jr.; grandparents, Cody and Comilla Turner; Lawrence L. and Maggie Alfred.

Funeral services for Mr. Asa Lee Turner will be held Saturday, May 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Condolences for Mr. Turner may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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RUBY ELLEN MINTER

March 7, 2013

Ruby Minter pictureMrs. Ruby Ellen Minter, age 90, of Belott, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  She was born January 2, 1923 in Grapeland and had lived in Houston County most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Minter was a retired seamstress having worked for Earls Manufacturing for over 55 years and was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter, Patricia Minter Lucas of Belott; special niece and nephew, Janice and Luther Boyd of Grapeland; grandchildren, Scott Lucas of Belott, Chad Lucas and wife, Sunny of Hudson, Keith Gilmore and wife, Patty of Mont Belvieu, Darrell Gilmore and wife, Beverly of Latexo, Renay Gilmore and wife, Edie of Pennington, Dustin Barnes and wife, Christina of Memphis, Tennessee, David Barnes of Memphis, Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Trace, Kinsey and Kendall Lucas, Amber Gilmore Glover, Je’ne and Andrea Gilmore, Jake Gilmore and James Renay Gilmore, Jr.; five great-grandchildren; son-in-law, James Ray Gilmore of Pennington; brothers, Albert Dixon of Lake Conroe, Mitchell Dixon and wife, Karen of Rockdale; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by husband of 68 years, Jack Minter; daughter, Jackie Minter Gilmore; parents, Edgar and Ethel Dixon; sisters,  Corene Tilley, Ora Mae McGaughey and Lura Dee Garrison.

Special thanks to Dr. Frank A. Smith and care givers, Christina Vickers, Chelsea LaRue, Kim Davila, Pat Johnson, Doris Brown, Gayle Goode, Melanie Glasgow and Glenda Walker.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Ellen Minter will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Paul Carlin officiating.  Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas  75835.  Condolences for Mrs. Minter may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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MACK STEED

March 7, 2013

mack-steedMr. Mack Steed, age 93, of Kennard, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 in the Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin.  He was born July 28, 1919 in Kennard and had lived in Kennard most of his lifetime.  Mr. Steed was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.  He was the co-owner of Steed Brothers Lumber Company in Kennard for many years.

Survivors include wife, Dee Steed of Kennard; daughter, Suzanne Steed of Kennard; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Ray Steed of Kennard, Lacy Steed of Conroe;  sister, Joe Anne Holcomb of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by son, Don Steed.

Funeral services for Mr. Mack Steed will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Ratcliff Antioch Cemetery.  Family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kennard-Ratcliff Volunteer Fire Department.  Condolences for Mr. Steed may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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CLEON DAVIS

March 7, 2013

Mr. Cleon F. Davis, age 93, of Pennington, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  He was born August 18, 1919 in Houston County and had lived in Pennington for many years.  Mr. Davis was a retired farmer and member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include children, Martin Davis and wife, Alice of Friday, Donald Davis and wife, Jeanne of Kennard, David Davis and wife, Billy of Pennington, Frances Davis Guynes and husband, Bill of Trinity; ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by sons, Jerry and Jimmy Davis; granddaughter, Becky Cardoza and brothers, Ralph, Oren and Hulon Davis.

Funeral services for Mr. Cleon F, Davis will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Terry Gibson and Rev. James Bickley officiating. Interment will follow in the Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Condolences for Mr. Davis may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Michael Henry Dronet

March 5, 2013

Michael Dronet cropped for paperMr. Michael Henry Dronet, age 61, of Grapeland, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 in the Hospice of East Texas Homeplace in Tyler.  He was born March 19, 1951 in Killeen, Texas and had lived in Grapeland for the past 10 years.  Mr. Dronet had worked as a supervisor for the Rusk State Hospital.

Survivors include wife, Debra Dronet of Grapeland; children, Michelle Borden and husband, Ronnie of Ashland, Mississippi, Jeremya Dyess of Greeley, Colorado, Levi Dyess and wife, Amy of Falcon, Colorado; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for Mr. Michael Henry Dronet will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Energy Church with Rev. Richard Gillet officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice of East Texas,   4111 University Blvd • Tyler, TX 75701.  Condolences for Mr. Dronet may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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ANDREW “JACK” MacLEOD

March 5, 2013

andrew-jackson-macleodMr. Andrew J. MacLeod peacefully passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013 in his home at Emerald Pointe in Cedar City, Utah just 20 days before his 93 birthday.  Jack, as he was known to all, was born to Sarah Dillard Sutton McLeod and her husband William Alexander McLeod on March 23, 1920 in the small East Texas town of Alto.  Born prematurely, he was placed in a small box close to the fire for warmth, and tended to by his much older sister until his mother was well enough to care for him herself.  The youngest boy in a large family, Jack was mostly relegated to helping his mother with the cooking while his older brothers helped in the fields. Here he developed a passion for food and cooking that would stay with him the rest of his life.  Jack attended school in Liberty Hill, TX and went to High School at Glover High School.  His first job was helping one of his older brothers deliver bread in Huntsville, TX. When WWII came along, Jack followed his brothers into the service, and enlisted in the US Army in  September of 1939. He served first in Troop B, of the 12th Mounted Cavalry, which was later converted to an infantry unit. While in training in Fort Bliss, TX, Jack came down with the measles. While in the base hospital he fell in love with a pretty army nurse, Gladys Titcomb, and married her after just a month of courtship, on April 10th, 1942. Jack and Gladys remained married until Gladys’s death in January of 2008.

Shortly after marriage, Jack was sent overseas to be part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy under Gen. Patton. He saw action in both the European and Asian theaters. After the war was over, he came home, joined National Guard, worked in father-in-law’s business and went to Culinary Institute of America on the GI bill. After graduation Jack became a chef at the Winthrup Arms Resort on the beach in Massachusetts in what was then a posh resort community. At the start of the Korean War, Jack was called back into active duty and put into the new Air Force. He served in the this branch of the service until mid-1952 with the primary task of setting up new and reactivated base kitchens all over the U.S. and Europe. Stationed on Long Island, NY, Jack and Gladys could find no place to live; the housing market had been flooded by newly returned military men after the end of WWII. So, Jack borrowed money, bought a few acres of woods, and parked a trailer on it for his family to live in. Soon other service families  joined them and they quickly had a trailer park. From that small business grew a real estate business that owned commercial properties in several states. In 1959 Gladys and Jack semi-retired to the San Diego area of California, where they still dealt in real estate but at a much slower pace. Always a Texan, Jack missed his home state, and in 1961 he and Gladys bought a small ranch just a few miles from where he was born. The couple split their time between  California and East Texas until the traveling became too much for them. They chose to live in Texas until 2001 when with their children’s help, they moved to Cedar City, Utah to be near their daughter.

Both Jack and Gladys loved to travel. They took many driving trips to Mexico with their children, as well as journeys all around this country. They also traveled in Europe and the Orient.  Jack was a long time member of the Rotary Club and attended meetings all over the world during his travels. He was also active for many years in the MHDNA and was their regional governor for a 9 state region. He was a devout Christian, a deacon in his church; and was a lifetime member of the Liberty Hill Methodist Church in Liberty Hill, Texas.  He attended church services where ever he lived; and even started services for the troops while stationed overseas, conducting them himself when no chaplain was available.  He and Gladys donated the land for the Calvary Baptist Church, in Riverhead NY, and helped many other ledgling churches.  They also supported several missionary groups.

Jack’s biggest passions in life were his family, friends and food. He never met a stranger and Gladys often complained he’d stop and talk to the lamp post if no one else was around! He often brought home lonely service men home from church or even the bus stop!  He loved to entertain with BBQs and domino parties; to go fishing or camping with his children and grandchildren; and  to garden.  He loved to grow the perfect tomato and present it to you at the table exclaiming over its size and perfection; or to put together an experimental marinade for an exquisitely broiled steak. When his children were young, he baked and decorated one of a kind cakes for their parties. He read cookbooks like other people read murder mysteries, and had a big collection of them. His food was never just put on a plate; it was “presented” complete with garnish. He was a hard act to follow. Yet, his favorite foods were those he grew up with; pan fried corn bread, greens, peas, okra, and lots of peppers and hot sauce washed down with plenty of iced tea!   He had a great wit and loved a good joke. Up until the day he left us Jack, kidded with his nurses, and plied friends with his stories.  He loved to talk and could spin a good tale in the old southern tradition.  His grand children grew up knowing the renowned lobsters of Maine were from ancient pods herded up from the Texas Gulf by Pecos Bill. Bill and that a wily coyote by name of Limber Lou was responsible for a lot of the shenanigans that happened in East Texas.  Jack was preceded in death by the love of his life, Gladys, to whom he was married for 66 years, until her death.  He was the last remaining member of his immediate family.  He is survived by his son, Myron MacLeod, ( wife Kathy) of Rancho Santa Fe, CA; daughter Sara Wolff (husband Lonnie) of Cedar City, UT; and 5 grandsons ; Eric Ecuyer of Homestead,  FL; Robert Ecuyer of South Lake Tahoe, NV; Andrew MacLeod of San Francisco, CA; Justin Couch ( wife Erin ) of Portland, OR; and Jamie Couch of Park City UT. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Funeral services for Mr. Andrew J. MacLeod will be Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Liberty Hill Methodist Church.  Military graveside will follow in the Augusta Cemetery.  Visitation will began at 10:00  a.m. Saturday at the Liberty Hill Methodist Church. Condolences for Mr. MacLeod may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com.

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DEAN COOK

March 4, 2013

Dean Cook pictureMr. Dean Cook, age 73, of Porter Springs, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  He was born August 23, 1939 in Crockett and had lived all of his lifetime in Houston County.  Mr. Cook was a graduate of Sam Houston State University where he was a member of the Rodeo Club.  Mr. Cook was also a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 and First Baptist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include children, Brian Cook of Crockett; Pamela Cook Merriwether of Crockett, Diana Maxwell and husband, Kevin of Crockett; grandchildren, Taylor Cook, Jay Maxwell, Tabitha Cook, Seth Maxwell, MaryAnna Cook , Jacob Cook, Daniel Cook and Matthew Cook; sister, Patsy McCelvey and husband, Jimmy of Marshall; mother of children, Nelda McCain of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Vernon and Alma Cook.

Funeral services for Mr. Dean Cook will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers, Rev. Joe Paul Granberry and Rev. David Culp.  Interment will follow in the Porter Springs Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Porter Springs Cemetery Association c/o Kathy L. Ward, 301 Johnson Avenue, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Cook may be left at online obituaries.

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DORIS HUNTSMAN DRISKELL

March 2, 2013

Mrs. Doris Huntsman Driskell, age 68, of Lovelady, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 at her residence.  She was born January 10, 1945 in Velasco, Texas being the youngest of seven children born to Artie Mae and Berlin Howard Huntsman.  Doris was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Weldon and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She was a retired license vocational nurse and also a member of the First Baptist Church in Lovelady.   Blessed are those who hearts have been touched by Doris.  She extended love and kindness to everyone.  The fruits of her spirit were grounded in her unwavering faith and expressed in her countless and selfless acts of kindness.  Doris was a wonderful caregiver with an adventurous spirit and was so much fun to have around.  Of course, she will be extremely missed by every life her spirit has touched.

Survivors include husband, Troy C. Driskell of Lovelady; step-daughters, Courtney Lynch and husband, Brandon of Clear Lake, Samantha Bamburg and husband, Clay of Texarkana; father-in-law, Troy R. Driskell of Lovelady; brothers, Wayne Huntsman and wife, Carolyn of Lovelady, Victor Huntsman and wife, Bea of Katy; sisters, Charlene Bartee and husband, Quinn of Pearsons Chapel, JoAnn Friudenberg and husband, Fred of Lake Jackson, Martha Huntsman of Lovelady; very special niece, Nada Sample of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Glover Marks; step-son, Charles Marks; father, Berlin Huntsman; mother, Artie Kyle Huntsman; sister, Jane Huntsman Gerick; mother-in-law and very special friend, Ernestine Driskell.

Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Huntsman Driskell will be held Monday, March 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Lovelady.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Shut Ins Fund Lovelady. Condolences for Mrs. Driskell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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DONALD EBERTS

February 28, 2013

Eberts PhotoDonald Nolan Eberts was born in Monroe, Louisiana on February 8, 1940. He was the only child of Martha Elen Neugent and Archibald Gilbert Eberts. As a child he moved frequently due to his father’s work. After his father’s passing, he and his mother settled in Talco, Texas. This is where he got his first job, played football, and graduated high school. This is also where he met his high school sweetheart Sylvia Lewis, whom he went on to marry in 1960. During this time, he was working while attending East Texas State where he ultimately got his degree in marketing. A year prior to graduating, in 1961, he and Sylvia had their first child Karen Ann. After graduation, the young family moved to Garland, Texas for a short time before moving to Plano, Texas where Don got a job with Texas Instruments. Karen was followed by Jeffery Don in 1964. In 1968 they made their way to Houston where he worked for GC Electronics before becoming VP of Reliability. Houston is where they welcomed their third child Christopher Wayne in 1970. Don stayed in Houston until 1981, when he moved to Latexo, Texas and started Eberts Electronic Sales and Eberts Ranch with his second wife Sandra. This is where he lived and worked until his death on February 27, 2013 at the age of 73. He is preceded in death by his parents Martha Ellen Neugent and Archibald Gilbert Eberts and his second wife Sandra Eberts. He is survived by his children Karen Tracy and husband, Rusty of Magnolia, Jeff Eberts and wife, Kim of Magnolia and Chris Eberts and wife, Jennie of Magnolia; grandchildren, Tiffany Tracy Ulbricht and husband, Justin of Tomball, Travis Tracy of Magnolia, Tanner Tracy and wife ,Joanna of College Station, Shelby Eberts and Austin Eberts; great grandchildren Carter Ulbricht and Leyton Ulbricht; ranch foreman and friend, Miguel Rodriguez and family of Latexo; and companion Peggy Carter of Flint, Texas.

Memorial services for Donald Nolan Eberts will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Vernon Cannamore officiating. Condolences for Mr. Eberts may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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CLARA DRISKELL

February 28, 2013

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Clara Driskell will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Lovelady High School or Meals on Wheels.

Mrs. Clara Driskell, age 91, of Lovelady, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in the Park Highland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Athens where she had been living for the past few years.  She was born April 1, 1921 in Crockett and had lived in Lovelady for many years.  Mrs. Driskell was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lovelady.

Survivors include son, Hollis Driskell and wife, Kelly of Athens; grandsons, Kevin Fritze of Lufkin, Mark Driskell and wife, Michelle of Athens, Wade Driskell of Bradford; great-grandchildren, Mark Edward, Matthew, Dillon Melea and Kaylea; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Hollis C. Driskell in 2009 and daughter, Linda Driskell Fritze in 2001.

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VIVIAN MARGUERITE STRAUGHAN TONEY BRANDON

February 23, 2013

Vivian Brandon O-BitMrs. Vivian Marguerite Straughan Toney Brandon, age 98, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.  She was born on November 6, 1914 in Lovelady, Texas, the youngest child of John Lykes Straughan and Laura Belle McNeely Straughan. Vivian attended and graduated as valedictorian from Crockett High School, Crockett, Texas, in 1931. Her mother died in a train/car accident in Lovelady in 1925 when Vivian was 10 years old. In 1934, she married William T. Toney and they were married for 28 years. Vivian completed her college education in 1960 at Texas Western College and taught school in El Paso, Del Rio and Groveton, Texas, as well as Yuma, AZ, Ilo, Peru, and Incirlik AFB, Turkey. While in Peru, she met Arwin A. (“Bud”) Brandon. They were married from 1968 until Bud’s death in 2004.

Vivian was a member of the Magna Carta Grand Dames, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Houston County Historical Society and the Clan Strachan. She was the “record keeper” of the family history and loved to delve into the family roots in Scotland and England, taking many trips to cemeteries in Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi to view headstones and gather any information she could.

The most important thing in her life to her was being a faithful Christian, and she was all her life.  She studied even when she could not read the Bible any more due to her blindness by listening to tapes.

She is survived by her children: Anne Toney of Austin, TX, Martha Toney Cunningham and husband,  Ron of Tucson, AZ, and John Thomas Toney of Hughes Springs, TX; stepchildren: Thomas Brandon and  David Brandon, both of Modesto, CA, and Mary Brandon of Sacramento, CA; grandchildren: William Wayne Small  and wife, Gina of Nacogdoches, TX, Thomas Lykes Small and wife,  Stacy of  San Antonio, TX, Laura McLaughlin Smith and husband,  Kyle of Austin, TX, Sarah Clark Littler and husband,  Ben of Austin, TX, Cullen Thomas Toney of Georgetown, TX, Summer Toney of Charleston, SC, and Rose Marie Toney of Dallas, TX; greatgrandchildren: Katherine Elizabeth Small, Rebecca Caroline Small, Thomas Lykes Small, Jr., Payton Gregory Small, Austin Matthew Small, Alexander Shields Hernandez, Ian Andrews Smith, and Callum Asher Littler. Other family include sisters-in-law Nelma Wilkinson and Demp Toney; nieces Florrie Britton, Margaret Humphrey, Madelaine Toney, Mary Helen Haney, Moya Jan Green, Sandra Stone, Patricia Moore; nephews Grady L. Straughan, Jr., Charles T. Doughtie, and William D. Toney; great nephew James M. Morgan, great niece Gorgana Hyde; cousins Don Fare and Lyndle Pearson; and Jeff and Lynn O’Neill and their children, Amber, Hannah and Nicholas, Bill and Alisha Cunningham and their children, Charlotte, Jack and Hudson, and Josh and Melissa Mike and their children, Sarah and Sam; and Special Friend and Caretaker: George Butler, Jr.

We express our sincere gratitude to her hospice caregivers, Amy, Carl, Kristin, and Scarlett.

Vivian is preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Laura Straughan, brothers: Herbert Raiford Straughan, George Ramer Straughan, Lucien Straughan, Grady Straughan, and Paul Ellmore Straughan; sisters: Ethel Minerva Matchett, Olive Pauline Straughan (who died at age 11), and Mary L. Jeter.

Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian Marguerite Straughan Toney Brandon will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Carl Allen officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday, March 1, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Condolences for Mrs. Brandon may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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CHARLINE ALLEN HENDRICK

February 23, 2013

Mrs. Charline Allen Hendrick, age 85, of Crockett passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. Mrs. Hendrick was born October 17, 1927 in Houston and lived in New Mexico, Arizona and the Panhandle and after retirement, moved to Crockett. She was a teacher and taught English on the Navajo Reservation and also taught in the Austonio school. Mrs. Hendrick was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lovelady and was involved in the Methodist Women. She never waivered in her faith and served as long as she could. Being the rock of her family, she was very loved. Survivors include her sons, John Steven Hendrick and wife, Patricia of San Angelo and Charles Mark Hendrick of Spring; grandchildren, Laura Harris and husband, Don of Coppers Cove, Danna Hendrick of San Antonio and John Patrick Hendrick and wife, Melissa of Ada, Kansas; nine great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Tommie Hendrick and wife, Iris of Austin; her beloved two cats, Yang Lee and Jade; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; and special companions, Irma Chavez and family, Theresa Williamson and Gale Broadway. She was preceded in death by husband of 64 years, John Hendrick and a baby brother. Funeral services for Mrs. Charline Allen Hendrick will be held Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in the Hendrick Family Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lovelady First United Methodist Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 87, Lovelady, TX 75851.  Condolences for Mrs. Hendrick may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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MAISY INDJIDJIAN

February 22, 2013

Mrs. Maisy Indjidjian, age 95, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 in the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.  She was born July 24, 1917 in Oakwood, Texas and had lived most of her lifetime in Houston County.  Mrs. Indjidian was a housewife and of the Baptist Faith.   She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed cooking for family and friends, gardening, painting and sewing.  Mrs. Indjidjian was proud of the many lessons she learned growing up in a rural farm environment during the depression and never hesitated to pass these lessons along to her family.  We will miss you Mimi.

Survivors include daughters, Carole Gordon and husband Bill of Houston, Sandra Wright of Kingwood, Suzanne Stanley and husband, Frank of Houston, Kim Williams and husband, Dave of Fulshear; grandchildren, Ashley Kelton and husband, Brent of Cypress, Brandon Gordon and wife, Michelle of Magnolia, Tiffany Sharman and husband, Jim of Kingwood, Brittany Wright of Kingwood, Ryann Detamore and husband, Brett of San Antonio, Kylie Riley and husband, Luke of Houston, Lyndli Elliott and husband, Chris of Austin, Megan Williams of Houston; great-grandchildren, McCray, Casen, McKamey, Manning, Brylie, Luke, Maisy, Hallie, Cash, Parks, Cana and Evie; sister, Daisy Fritze of Porter Springs; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Durant Indjidjian; parents, Thomas Franklin and Lillie Estelle Hart; sisters, Moria Hughes, Carrie Allee, Hallie Wilson; brothers, Marvin Hart and Roy Hart.

Funeral services for Mrs. Maisy Indjidjian will be held Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Austonio Baptist Church with Rev. Wes May officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences for Mrs. Indjidjian may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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WILLIAM THOMAS “TOMMIE” HARRISON

February 20, 2013

tommie-harrisonMr. William Thomas “Tommie” Harrison,age 88, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. He was born February 26, 1924 in Kennard, Texas and lived all his life in Houston County. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces during the last few months of World War II.  He began working as a mechanic at Sullivan Motor Company, but spent his last years as a farmer and rancher.  He loved his family and spending time at the family farm.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crockett.

Survivors include his daughter, Charlotte Rice and husband, Bryant of Conroe; son, Freddie Harrison and wife, Wardette of Crockett; grandsons, Tommy Wade “Rusty” Harrison and wife, Teresa of Tomball and Loden Ainswoth  and wife, Tammy of Montgomery,  Illinois;  sisters-in law, Glenn Harrison, Ruth Harrison; brother-in-law, Marshall Jackson and wife, Laverne;  numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Harrison in 2004, father, Thomas “Tom” Harrison and mother, Lola Dominy Harrison, his brothers, George Lee Harrison, James “Bill” Harrison, and sister, Evelyn Harrison Conrad.

Funeral services for Mr. William Thomas “Tommie” Harrison will be held Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating. Family will receive friends Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Center Hill Methodist Church.

Condolences for Mr. Harrison may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LEE ROY ALLEN

February 20, 2013

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Lee Roy Allen, age 86, of Grapeland, will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:00 noon in the Latexo Cemetery.  Interment will follow.

Mr. Lee Roy Allen, age 86, of Grapeland, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in the Hospice of East Texas Home Place in Tyler.  He was born December 10, 1926 in Wills Point and had been living in Grapeland for the past 40 years.  Mr. Allen was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.  He was retired having worked as a longshoreman.

Survivors include daughters, Shirley Verana and husband, Willie of Dayton, Judy Verana and husband, Kenneth of Grapeland; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Brown and husband, J. B. of Crosby; numerous other relatives.

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LORENE ATKINSON

February 18, 2013

Mrs. Lorene Atkinson, age 93, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  She was born December 25, 1919 in Madison County and had lived in Crockett for the past 20 years.  Mrs. Atkinson had worked as a custodian and in the kitchen for public and private schools.  She was a homemaker and member of the Grace Street Church of Christ.  Mrs. Atkinson enjoyed baking tea cakes and cookies.

Survivors include daughters, Glenda Douglas and husband, Dick of Crockett, Velma Carter of Crockett; son, Norris Wyane Atkinson and wife, Eva of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Sheila Ryman and husband, Will of Latexo, Charles Baldridge of Austin, Dustin Douglas and wife, Amanda of Tyler, Heath Carter and wife, Kim of Tomball, Tiffany Iqbal and husband, Mike of Conroe, April Hawkins and husband, Brent of Fort Worth, Amy Atkinson of Phoenix, Arizona; great-grandchildren, Kaleb Johnson, Corey Johnson, Rainey Chesney, Carly Ryman, Zoe Ryman, Asher Douglas, Cody Baldridge, Jesse Carter, Chloe Carter, Cade Carter and Liberty Atkinson; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, J. C. Atkinson; daughter, Willene Norsworthy; grandson, Richie Douglas; two sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene Atkinson will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Street Church of Christ with Mr. Rick Kelley and Mr. Wyane Atkinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Clapp Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Street Church of Christ Building Fund, 124 S. Grace, Crockett, Texas  75835.  Condolences for Mrs. Atkinson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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NELL STUBBLEFIELD

February 18, 2013

nell-stubblefieldMrs. Wilma Nell Stubblefield, age 84, of Crockett, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett.  She was born

Mrs. Wilma Nell Stubblefield, age 84, of Crockett, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett.  She was born December 4, 1928 in Fairfield and had lived most of her lifetime in the area.  Mrs. Stubblefield was a housewife and a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church in Kennard.

Survivors include children, Jeff Lynn Stubblefield and wife, Sherry of Kennard, Helen Ellis and husband, Wendel of Centerville, Ernest Clifton Stubblefield and wife, Pam of Centerville; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Cleon Stubblefield and wife, Diane of Kennard, Leon Stubblefield of Kennard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Cleveland “Dick” Stubblefield; sister, Doris Barber; brother, Hubert Minchew and sister-in-law, Carolyn Stubblefield.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Nell Stubblefield will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Carrol Bryant officiating.  Interment will follow in the Jim English Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 1100 W. 49th Street Room # G408, Austin, Texas 78756.  Condolences for Mrs. Stubblefield may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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ALBERT LEE FLANAGAN

February 16, 2013

Flanagan, AlbertMr. Albert Flanagan, age 72, of Crockett, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 in Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett. Mr. Flanagan was born September 2, 1940 in Houston County and was a lifetime resident of this area. He was retired from Texas Department of Corrections as a maintenance supervisor. Mr. Flanagan was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam Era. He was also a member of the Georgia Camp Baptist Church. Mr. Flanagan is survived by wife of 49 years, Barbara Flanagan of Crockett; son, Kevin Flanagan and wife, Rhonda of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Kyle Flanagan of Seattle, WA, Christopher Flanagan of Beaumont, Dustin Crawford of Nacogdoches, Kyndall Flanagan of Chicago, IL and Kamryn Flanagan of Chicago, IL; brothers, Rick Flanagan and wife, Terry Lyn of Mt. Vernon and Larry Flanagan and wife, Brenda of Crystal Beach; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by parents, Bill and Edna Flanagan; sister, Barbara Monk and brothers, Bill Flanagan Jr. and John Flanagan. Funeral services for Mr. Albert Flanagan will be held Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 West Frank Ave Lufkin, TX 75904.  Condolences for Mr. Flanagan may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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BILLY SEXTON

February 13, 2013

sexton-billy-photoMr. Billy E. Sexton, age 74, of Lovelady passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Mr. Sexton was born August 22, 1938 in Houston County and was a lifetime resident of this area. He was a retired logging contractor and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are wife, Ruby Faye Blakeley Sexton of Lovelady; children, Terry Lynn Luce of Houston County Lake and Sharon Denise Sexton of Lovelady; grandchildren, William Andrew Moody of Huntsville and Chelsea Nicole Moody of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by parents, W. J. “Block” and Evelyn Sexton and uncles, Dennis, Charles and John “Peanut” Sexton. Funeral services for Mr. Billy E. Sexton will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. D. R. McNaughton officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

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DANNY RAY WESTBROOK

February 13, 2013

Danny Ray Westbrook, age 51, passed away February 11, 2013 in New Caney. Danny was born January 8, 1962 in Houston and was a lifetime resident of that area. He was a truckdriver. Survivors are parents, Sandria and Robert Dobbin of El Paso and sister, Michelle Smet and husband, James of Apache Junction, AZ. Graveside funeral services for Danny Ray Westbrook will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 2:00 at the cemetery.

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LILLIE MAE HAIRELL

February 12, 2013

lillie-hairellMrs. Lillie Mae Hairell, age 71, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013 in the Rose of Texas Hospice in The Woodlands.  Mrs. Hairell was born September 9, 1941 in Eagle Lake and had resided in Lovelady since 2004.  Mrs. Hairell was a retired general manager of a trucking company and also served as an election judge in Harris County for 14 years.   She was an artist and a potter, also a member of the Davy Crockett Classic Cruisers.  She was a member of the Weldon Baptist Church.  Mrs. Hairell is survived by husband, Volley Roger Hairell of Lovelady; children, Faron Hairell and wife, Sandy of Houston; Jody Levinson and husband, Edward of Virginia; Russell Hairell and wife, Robin of New Waverly; grandchildren, Steven, Riley, Madison, Lucas, Bradley and Morgan; sister, Shirley Loveless of Columbus; brothers, Edwin Schmitt and wife, Janet of Weimar and Melvin Schmitt and wife, Debbie of Eagle Lake; sisters-in-law, Linda Walters and husband, Robert of Yoakum and Patsy Schmitt of Weimar; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Mrs. Hairell was preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Georgia Schmitt and brother, Arthur Schmitt, Jr.  Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Hairell will be held Friday, February 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Weldon Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Brazzill officiating.  Graveside services will be Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Weldon Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284; Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Tx. 75835 or Eureka Springs Passion Play, http://www.greatpassionplay.org/donate.html

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FRANCES ANN SHUPAK

February 4, 2013

frances-shupakMrs. Frances Ann Shupak, age 85, of Lovelady, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013 at her residence.  She was born March 5, 1927 in Sweet Home, Lavaca County, Texas.   In 1946, Frances married Frank Joe Shupak and they lived in the Houston area before retiring to Lovelady in 1981.  Mrs. Shupak worked for Sears in Pasadena and retired with over 20 years of service.   She was a member of the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church in Crockett and the Ladies Guild.  Mrs. Shupak was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved her birds, gardening, reading and collecting cookbooks.  She was very generous, kind and thoughtful to everyone.

Survivors include daughter, Kathryn Ann Shupak Ash and husband, Gilbert of Houston; grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Ash DeLeon and husband, Juan of Houston, Angela Lynn Ash Steele and husband, Shawn of Spring; great-grandchildren, Cash and Eleri DeLeon of Houston, Kinsey, Garett, Cody and Cali Steele of Spring; brothers and sisters, Leo B. Janak and wife, Elizabeth Petru of Moulton; Dorothy Janak Picha of Shiner, Edward Janak and wife, Rose Hausmann of Othello, Washington, Edwin Janak and wife, Rosalie Knezek of Conroe, Evelyn Janak Shupak and husband, Thomas Louis of Houston; sister-in-law, Barbara Jalufka Janak of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives including, special nephews, Larry Shupak and wife, Barbara of Lovelady and Rex Shupak of Lovelady.  Preceded in death by husband, Frank Joe Shupak in 1993; father, Nick A. Janak in 1985; mother, Emillie (Millie) Dolezal Janak in 1974; infant brother, George Benedict Janak; brother, George Janak in 2003 and brother-in-law, Roy Picha in 1986.

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Ann Shupak will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church with Father Peter McGrath officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. with rosary services at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis of the Tejas Church Building Fund, 609 N. 4th Street, Crockett, Texas  75835. Condolences for Mrs. Shupak may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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CLARA STANDLEY

January 31, 2013

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Mrs. Clara Standley, age 99, of the Creek Community, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at her residence.  She was born May 26, 1913 in the Creek Community and was in the first graduating class from Austonio High School.  Mrs. Standley had lived in Houston for many years until returning to the Creek Community in 1986.   She was a homemaker and mother.

Survivors include daughters, Jeanette Melton of Lone Pine, Eva Elliott of Crockett, Iva Elliott of Creek; sons, Cecil Elliott and wife, Carol of Creek, Jesse Elliott of Shiloh; fifteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, Dan Standley; parents, George and Minnie Elliott; five brothers; one sister; one daughter-in-law and one son-in-law.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Clara Standley will be held Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Douglas Cemetery with Jamie Allee officiating.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas Cemetery Association or Charity of Choice. Condolences for Mrs. Standley may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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DONALD PRESSWOOD

January 31, 2013

Donald PresswoodMr. Donald Presswood, age 71, of Lovelady, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at his residence.  He was born September 1, 1941 in Madisonville and had lived in Lovelady for the past 13 years.  Mr. Presswood was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during the Vietnam era.  He was a member of the Caca Pasa Hunting Club, a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Rodeo Association, a member of Hold’em and Hit’em Club and a lifetime member of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.   Mr. Presswood had worked as a structural designer.  He enjoyed raising cattle, fishing, hunting and competition B.B.Q. cooking.  Survivors include wife, Peaches Presswood of Lovelady; sons, Cliff Presswood and wife, Kim of LaPorte, Tim Presswood and wife, Kristen of Webster, Clint Presswood of Porter; grandchildren, Emily, Scott, Stephanie, Chris and William; great-grandson, Logan; sister-in-law, Billie Presswood of New Caney; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Clifford and Neoma Presswood; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Presswood will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Condolences for Mr. Presswood may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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FANNIE JACKSON

January 28, 2013

Fannie Jackson pictureMrs. Fannie Jackson, age 94, of Weches, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at her residence.  She was born May 5, 1918 in Pine Springs and was a lifetime resident of Weches.  Mrs. Jackson was a housewife and a member of the Belott Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include daughters, Mittie Beaird of Waco, Mary Burran of Burrantown, Elizabeth Roark of Nogalus Prairie; son, Donald Ray Jackson of Kennard; daughter-in-law, Judy Jackson of Glover Community; sixteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, J. D. Jackson in 1995 and son, John Jackson in 2005.

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Jackson will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Duane Mills officiating.  Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Ave., Lufkin, Texas  75904.  Condolences for Mrs. Jackson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JAMES “JIMMY” CHAMBERS

January 24, 2013

jameschambersMr. James “Jimmy Chambers, age 84, of Katy, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013. He was born October 9, 1928 over a bakery in Lexington, Kentucky to parents John and Marie Chambers. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Middleton, Ohio. In August 1943, when he was 13 years old the family moved to Jacinto City. He graduated from Jeff Davis High School and attended the University of Houston. He worked at various jobs before becoming employed by General Electric in 1951 and worked at the GE Apparatus Service shop as a stockroom clerk and selling electric motors and retired after 37 years. Jimmy served on the Jacinto City Council for 6 years as recreation director and city sewer and water manager. He was a member of the Houston County Forest Landowner Association. He was a member of the Church of God but in later years attended Second Baptist Church. He had a very inquisitive mind and this led him to far flung places around the world visiting other cultures on vacations. He married Marjorie Schuler in 1992. They enjoyed working on his farm, traveling the United States and Jimmy never passed up an opportunity to sing in church, German restaurants, or for family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Marjorie, step daughters Myrna Rychlik and husband Ken, Brenda Francis, Vincent Francis, nephew Michael Chambers and wife Delores, great nephew Clay Chambers and wife Ashley, 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild and brother-in-law George Trammell. Preceded in death were parents John and Marie Chambers, sister Joan Trammell and brother Joe Chambers.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. James “Jimmy” Chambers will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Walnut Creek Farm. Interment will follow.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2242 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030, or the Salvation Army, 1500 Austin St., Houston, TX.

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H. M. Lee

January 23, 2013

Mr. H. M. Lee, age 83, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  He was born September 27, 1929 in Laurel, Mississippi and had been living in Crockett.  Mr. Lee was a past member of the Masonic Lodge and had worked as a machinist.  He loved hunting, fishing and all things outdoors.

Survivors include son, Kenneth A. Lee and wife, Darlene of Spring; daughter, Molly King Yount and husband, Danny of Ratcliff; grandsons, Rodger Lee of Spring, Jeffrey Lee of Spring, Jerimiah Mack of Houston, Steven L. King of Tomball, Dalton Yount of Ratcliff; granddaughter, Danielle Ennis and husband, Dustin of Ratcliff; great-granddaughters, Madison, Cheyenne, Brooke and Darbi; sisters, Polly Lee and husband, Jerry of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Shirley Pugh of Pascagoula, Mississippi; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.  Preceded in death by wife of over 50 years, Eddie Jean Lee; daughter, Deborah Sue Lee; parents, James Edward and Mary Estelle Lee; and five brothers and sisters.

Memorial services for Mr. H. M. Lee are pending. Condolences for Mr. Lee may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

ERNEST SANDERS

January 22, 2013

Ernest SandersMr. Ernest “Ernie” Sanders, age 81, of Grapeland, previously of Lovelady, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2013 at his residence in Grapeland.  He was born November 15, 1931in Houston County and had lived all of his lifetime in Houston County.  Mr. Sanders was retired from Houston County where he worked as a maintainer operator.  He was a member of the Lovelady and Grapeland Church of Christ.

Survivors include wife, Marlene Sanders of Grapeland; daughters, Teresa Whitney and husband, Gary of Grapeland, Melissa Allen and husband, Andrew of Huntsville; grandchildren, Angelica Martinez, Christopher Martinez, Brittney Martinez, Bethany Martinez and Abilgal Martinez all of Crockett; great-grandchildren, Aaliyah Martinez of Crockett; brother, Sam Sanders and wife, Betty of Athens; sister, Verline Powell of Bullard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by grandson, Maurice Martinez III; parents, Lonzo and Homie Sanders; brothers, Junior Sanders, Calvin Sanders, Grady Sanders, Dan Sanders, Howard Sanders, Edward Sanders and sister, Marie Clayton.

Mr. Ernest “Ernie” Sanders will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Old Gym.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sanders Family Support c/o Lovelady State Bank, P. O. Box 220, Lovelady, Texas  75851. Condolences for Mr. Sanders may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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WANDA PARKER

wandaparkerJanuary 21, 2013

Mrs. Wanda Marie Parker, age 74, of Pennington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton, Alabama.  She was born April 25, 1938 in Teague and had lived in Pennington most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Parker was a housewife and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by one son, Bobby Lee Parker, Jr. and wife, Barbara Ann; eight grandsons, Steven Parker and wife, Heather, Wesley Parker and wife, Crystal, Michael Hauser and wife, Ashley, Christopher Kinard and wife, Savannah, Mathew Hause, Wesley Kinard, Dusty Parker, Joshua Parker; also survived by nine great-grandchildren, Rylee, Reid, Hunter, Alivia, Jace, Bryce, Marlie, Landon and Carrie; numerous other family and friends.  Preceded in death by husband, Bobby Lee Parker, Sr.; daughter, Tonya Hauser Parker and parents, Steve and Leola Daniel.

Memorial services for Mrs. Wanda Marie Parker will be held Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Cody Craig officiating.  Condolences for Mrs. Parker may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JERRIE WARNER

January 21, 2013

jerrie-warnerMs. Jerrie Warner of Crockett, Texas passed away peacefully on January 19th, 2013. She was born October 31, 1939 to the late Lawyer Leonard and Nettie Warner.

Jerrie accepted Christ at an early age and graduated from Ralph J. Bunche High School in 1959.  Jerrie began working for the Crockett State School in the early 1970’s. Initially, she was assigned to the girl’s dormitory, and then later promoted to communications in Administration where she was responsible for switchboard operations’.  After over 30 years of service, Jerry retired from the Texas Youth Commission in 2001.  After retirement from TYC, Jerrie served as a Substitute Teacher for the Crockett Independent School District. She was an active volunteer in the community- serving on many committees, working with voter registration, and campaigned for the office of Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace.

Jerrie is survived by her son, Nikita Warner of Crockett, Texas, and Stepbrother, Albert Leonard, of California, many other relatives, co-workers and friends.

Jerrie will be truly missed by all she came to know and love. She will be missed most for being intelligent, friendly, and efficient. Additionally, for being such a big help and her contributions to the community.

Funeral services for Ms. Jerrie Warner will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Carl Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Campbell Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Condolences for Ms. Warner may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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ARNOLD STARR

January 21, 2013

Mr. Arnold Starr, age 69, of Kennard, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 in the Memorial Hospital in Lufkin.  He was born January 26, 1943 in Houston County and was a resident of Kennard all of his lifetime.  Mr. Starr had worked as a logging contractor.  He enjoyed fishing on the river, hog hunting and his hunting dogs.

Survivors include daughter, Shannon Harrison and husband, Will of Kennard; uncles, Oscar Starr of Elkhart, Benjamin Starr and wife, Angela of Channelview; aunts, Evelyn Young of Palestine, Ione Lou Gottlich of Gulf Port, Mississippi; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Hubert and Adelia Starr and brother, James Starr.

Funeral services for Mr. Arnold Starr will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at

2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the Houston County Cancer Support Group, c/o First Community Bank, P. O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas  75835. Condolences for Mr. Starr may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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MELISSA KAY JAMES

January 21, 2013

Melissa Kay James, age 40, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at her residence.  Melissa was born December 29, 1972 in Crockett and had lived all of her lifetime in Crockett.  She fought really hard to stay alive to see her daughter Desire’ grow up.

Survivors include daughter, Desire’ James and fiance’, Austin Cheatham of Crockett ; mother, Beverly James of Crockett; grandfather, Hollis Ellis of Crockett; grandmother, Bernice Lively of Crockett; brother, David James and wife, Katsue of Ridgecrest, California; sister, Amanda Spencer and Corey Simon of Crockett; nieces and nephews, Dajah Davis (with whom she had a very special bond), Cierra Simon and Corey Simon, Jr. all of Crockett, Alec James of Ridgecrest, California; dog, Cupid, numerous other relatives; very patient nurses during her dialysis, Renee, Benjamin and Terry; special thanks to Jimmy Grammer and his mother Peggy for taking her to dialysis day after day.   Preceded in death by father, David Paul James; infant children, David James and Melissa Stanley; and grandmother, Joy Ellis.

Memorial services for Melissa Kay James will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church with Rev. Gene Kellum officiating.  Condolences for Melissa may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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ADDIE BELL BARTEE

January 19, 2013

Addie Bell BarteeMrs. Addie Bell Bartee, age 85, of Lovelady, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Brazoria.  She was born May 22, 1927 in Pearson Chapel and was a resident of Lovelady since 1999.  Mrs. Bartee was retired having worked for Sears and Roebuck and attended the Methodist Church.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Travis Wooten of Brazoria, Carolyn and Billy Umfrid of Houston; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; other friends and relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, W. J. Bartee; son, Joe Ed Bartee and grandson, Duane Carter.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Addie Bell Bartee will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Creek Cemetery with Bro. Jamie Allee officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Monday beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Condolences for Mrs. Bartee may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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MYRL SNELL

January 17, 2013

myrl-snellMrs. Myrl Snell, age 89, of Austonio, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 in the Cartmell Home for the Aged in Palestine.  She was born February 10, 1923 in Austonio and had lived all of her lifetime in Houston County.  Mrs. Snell was a member of the Austonio Friendship Club and Austonio Community Center.  She was a homemaker and was also a member of the Ash Church of Christ.  Mrs. Snell enjoyed sewing and quilting and she especially enjoyed sewing for her Granddaughters.

Survivors include daughters-in-law, Mary Snell of Crockett , Gloria Snell of Mapleton, Liz Snell of Palestine; six grandchildren, Keith Snell and wife, Sandy of Crockett,  Kathy King of Crockett, Tonya Patton and husband, Randy of Spring Branch, Regina Walsh and husband, Steve of Palestine, Craig Snell of Palestine, Jacob Snell of Crockett; eleven great-grandchildren, Sylvia Snell McCammon, Kayla Snell, Kelsey Patton, Kyler Patton, Cody Snell, Cheyenne King, Hanna Walsh, Whitney Snell, T. J. Snell, Sara Walsh and Sean Walsh; sister-in-law, Frances Crofford Richards; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Charlie Snell; sons, Charles A. Snell, Donald Snell and Bobby Snell; parents, Archie and Luciel Crofford; sister, Laura Tyer and husband, Henry and brother, James Crofford.

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrl Snell will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Boggs Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Snell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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VERNA DRISKELL

January 16, 2013

verna-driskellMrs. Verna Arnold Driskell, age 101, of Crockett, died peacefully Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. She was born November 17, 1911 in Thicket, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime. Mrs. Driskell was a graduate of Trinity High School and attended L. S. U. then completed Sam Houston State University where she received her teaching certificate. She was a member of the first families of Walker County and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Crockett for over 60 years and was a housewife.

Survivors include son, John Arlen Driskell and wife, Karla; daughter, Linda Driskell Butler; son, Tommy Driskell and wife, Jeanie; grandchildren, Sarita Driskell, Johnny Driskell II, Angela M. Driskell, Eric Driskell and wife, Teri, Ashlee  Juarez and husband Daniel, Helenanne Tritico and husband, Phil, Tom Butler and wife, Gina, Tommy Driskell, Jr. and wife, Christine, Jim Driskell and wife, Sabrina, Will Driskell and wife, Ashley; great-grandchildren, Aaron C. Bivens, Nathan A. Cossin, Nicholas A. Cossin, John Arlen Driskell III, Maya M. Driskell, Jack Driskell, Maegan Driskell, Josh Driskell, Chayse Driskell, Jude Driskell, Allison Driskell, Aubrey Honer and husband Brad, Madimae Butler, Jay Breaux, Wesley Breaux, Anthony Tritico, Kristen Bonsor and Ian Bonsor ; nieces, Diana Cox, Nan Earnhart; nephews, Dr. Perry Arnold, Joe Lynn Driskell, Monte Jack Driskell, Jack King and Larry King; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; special friend and caregiver Frankie Likehart;. Preceded in death by husband, of 70 plus years, Jasper Driskell; parents, Dr. James Jonathan Arnold and Allie Rhodes Arnold; sister, Ruby Hester; son-in-law, Jim Butler and great-grandson, Jasper Wyatt Driskell.

Funeral services for Mrs. Verna Arnold Driskell will be held Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church with Rev. Tim Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 200 Gordon Drive, Crockett, Texas  75835.  Condolences for Mrs. Driskell may be left at online obituarieswww.callawayallee.com.

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DORIS KENNEDY SALISBURY

January 16, 2013

Doris SalisburyMrs. Doris Kennedy Salisbury age 97, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Crockett.   Mrs. Salisbury was born August 12, 1915 in Grapeland, Texas to Francis Paul and Nancy Ann Bynum Kennedy and graduated from Grapeland High School.   She is now reunited with her husband, Hayden who passed away in 1982 and her son Paul Henry who passed away in 1981.    She married Hayden Salisbury on October 19, 1934 at the Lovelady Methodist Church parsonage, and they lived in Houston County all of their lives.

Mrs. Salisbury was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and had a special talent of making each person, child or grandchild feel special and loved.  She was a wonderful cook and hosted Christmas, birthday and holiday parties at her home until she was well into her 80’s.  She was an accomplished seamstress who should have been a couture clothes designer.  She was well known for the beautiful garments that she designed for her daughters, grandchildren, and other family members; she loved to teach others to sew and instilled a love of sewing into many of her offspring.

In 1946 after the Lone Pine Community church disbanded she and Hayden became members of the First United Methodist Church of Lovelady.  Mrs. Salisbury was a loyal member of the First United Methodist Church and attended church regularly until she was well into her 90’s.  At her death she was the oldest recorded member of the Lovelady United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her two daughters, Jane Salisbury Hazlett of Crockett, Diane Salisbury Wilson and husband Larry of Huntsville.

Seven grandchildren also survive:  Jim Hazlett and wife Becky of Midland, Karen Hazlett Dailey and husband Mitch of Lovelady, Joel Hazlett and wife Sherri of Crockett, Dee Ann McMahon Sweeney and husband, Stephen of Lovelady, Cary Greg McMahon of Bellaire, Julie Salisbury Codner and husband James of Sugarland and Paula Salisbury Miller and husband Craig of Lubbock.

Great grandchildren include Jarod Hazlett, Krista Weathers, Laura Hazlett, Kati Jo Hazlett, Cody Paul Mathews, Jill Goyens, Robert Dailey, Molly Simmons, Joseph Hazlett, Garrett Sweeney, Trevor Sweeney, Cole McMahon, Jacob McMahon and Maring McMahon.   Great-Great Grandchildren:   Hayden Goyens, Brannan Weathers, Adalene Weathers, and Abigail Simmons.  She is survived by numerous caring nieces and nephews who are a testimony of her loving spirit.

Preceded in death by her parents Paul and Nancy Ann Kennedy; husband, James Hayden Salisbury; son, Paul Henry Salisbury and wife Nelda; son-in-law Robert Hazlett;  granddaughter, Doris Ann Hazlett; five brothers Hall, Ernest, Justin, Oswald and Carroll Kennedy ; and  three sisters, Virgie Ward, Mamie Haley and Elizabeth Ware.

A special thanks to long-time caregiver Carolyn Terrell who dotingly cared for mother’s every need and worked diligently to keep her coffee hot and doctored perfectly to her taste.  We also would like to thank the staff at Winfield Nursing Center and East Texas Medical Center and for her friends who loved her to the end.

Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Kennedy Salisbury are set for Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist church in Lovelady with the Rev. John Montgomery, the Rev. Doug Howell, and the Rev. Robert Mitchell Dailey officiating; music will be provided by Jo Ann Henry.   Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church scholarship funds or to the First United Methodist Church Building fund, P. O. Box 87 Lovelady, Texas 75851.  Condolences for Mrs. Salisbury may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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Vernon Lynn Starling

January 16, 2013

Mr. Vernon Lynn Starling, age 56, of Bay, Arkansas, formerly of Crockett, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 in Arkansas.  He was born April 19, 1956 in Crockett, Texas where he was raised and was living in Bay, Arkansas.  Lynn had worked as a cotton picker repairman.

Survivors include daughters, Tanya Lester and husband, Mark of Pasadena, Jennifer Cadillo and husband, Rigo of Pasadena; sons, Jamie Starling and wife, Nathalie of Pasadena, Derick Starling of Crockett; grandchildren, Brittany Green, Robert Lester, Layna Green, Xavier Goforth, Reyna Carranaza, Rhianna Carranaza, Joseph Starling; great-grandchildren, Aaliyah Montes; father, Walter Vernon Starling of Crockett; sisters, Janice Martin of Crockett, Sharon Kirksey of Crockett; spouse, Donna Crosby of Bay, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by mother, Evelyn Starling and brother, Ricky Starling.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Vernon Lynn Starling will be held Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Cody Craig officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Starling may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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SHARLENE CLAIRE HOFFMASTER

January 12, 2013

sharlene-hoffmasterMrs. Sharlene Hoffmaster, age 62, of Crockett, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 in the Conroe Regional Medical.  Mrs. Hoffmaster was born in Boise, Idaho in 1950, the daughter of Dick and Lorene Halstead. She and Darrel married in 1970 after meeting in their early years of college at Northwest Christian in Oregon. She graduated with a bachelors in Sociology from Mid America Nazarene College in 1986.  For the past 15 ½ years she served as the director of the Crockett Public Library. In her thirties, she spent time as a missionary to the Maasai, in Kenya, East Africa with her family. She taught women’s courses and wrote many lessons that are still in use today. She was a prolific baker for her husband, three daughters, and all of their friends. She was especially known for her homemade pie-crusts and breads. Over the years she played the piano and organ for many churches and also for personal enjoyment. She created a family atmosphere at the library and was known to the staff as a caring and patient listener. Her prayer shawl ministry has touched many lives.

Survivors include husband, Darrel Hoffmaster of Crockett; daughters, Jennifer Christian and husband, Jeff of Houston, Christina Hoffmaster of Wichita Falls, Elisa Evans and husband, Lt. Col. Jonathan of Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany; grandchildren, Cole Christian of Houston and Reese Christian of Houston; sisters, Marilyn Ferguson and husband, Tom of Morrison, Colorado, Sherri Perdue of Albany, Oregon; brother, Rick Halstead and wife, Karen of Seattle, Washington; parents, Richard and Lorene Halstead of Turner, Oregon; father-in-law, B. H. and Nancy Hoffmaster of Aurora, Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by sister, Lauri Anne Halstead; grandson, Thompson Christian and mother-in-law, Celia Dixon Hoffmaster.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sharlene Claire Hoffmaster will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Christian Church in Crockett with Rev. Tim Allen officiating.  Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Tatum Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Gold Vision Mission, 501 E. Kolstad St. Palestine, TX 75801; Gallant Hearts Guide Dog Center, P.O. Box 16828, Jackson, Mississippi 39236 www.gallanthearts.org/ 601-853-6996 or Maasai Women’s Project Christian Missionary Fellowship, P.O. Box 501020, Indianapolis, IN 46250-6020.  Condolences for Mrs. Hoffmaster may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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CLIFFORD THEO PRICE

January 10, 2013

clifford-priceMr. Clifford Theo Price, age 87, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the Methodist Hospital in Houston.  He was born March 2, 1925 in Houston County and had been living in Crockett, previously he had lived in Houston.  Mr. Price was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was a member of the Park Place Masonic Lodge # 1172 in Houston for over 50 years where he was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner’s International of Houston.  Mr. Price was president and owner of Quantex Instrument Company in Crockett and was also a member of the Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife, Gwen Price of Crockett; daughters, Marie Davis and husband, Larry of Crockett, Yvonne Arnold of Crockett; sons, Johnny Davis and wife, Pat of Gadsden, Alabama, Rodney Price of Houston; grandchildren, Lisa Shelton and husband, Billy of Tennessee Colony, Ryan Davis of Crockett, Matthew Davis of Crockett, Joseph Groneck and wife, Rainy of Crockett, Kelly Arnold of Crockett, Renee Davis of Gadsden, Alabama, Cindy Skelton of Atlanta, Georgia, Stacy Burgin of Houston, Heather Nicholson of Houston; great-grandchildren, Alexandria Davis, Jennifer Bennett, Kyleah Bennett, Corbin Cox, Tyler Davis, Amanda Davis; sister, Vernell “Sally” Secrest of Grapeland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Noah and Willie Price; daughter, Pam Price; brothers, Truman Price and Hershel Price and sister, Opal Butler.

Funeral services for Mr. Clifford Theo Price were held Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church with Rev. John Goss and Rev. Charles Butler officiating.  Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences for Mr. Price may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

MOLLY FAYE LOWERY

January 9, 2013

Funeral services for Mrs. Molly Faye Lowery, age 82, of Crockett,will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Lowery officiating.  Interment will follow in the Enon Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Loop Baptist Church, Crockett, Texas  75835.

Mrs. Molly Faye Lowery, age 82, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  She was born August 5, 1930 in Houston County and had lived in Houston County most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Lowery was retired from Contel Phone Company having worked as a telephone operator and was a member of the Baptist Church.  She enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include sons, James Lowery and wife, Pamela D. of Crockett, Joe Don Lowery and wife, Pamela J. of Crockett; grandchildren, Neil Lowery of Cleveland, Dustin Lowery of Kingwood, Heather Cook of Lovelady, Jennifer Cook of Crockett and Barry Lowery of Crockett; great-grandchildren, Kyra Lowery, Trinity Lowery, Nathan Lowery and Brylee Lowery; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Joe Lowery; parents, Harve and Susan Day and brother, Tom Gordon Day.

Funeral services for Mrs. Molly Faye Lowery will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Lowery officiating.  Interment will follow in the Enon Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Loop Baptist Church, Crockett, Texas  75835.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HORTON

January 4, 2013

Funeral services for Mr. Benjamin Franklin Horton will be held Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers and Rev. Dwayne Horton officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in Nacogdoches.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Benjamin Franklin Horton, age 94, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  He was born April 19, 1918 in Noonday, Texas and had lived in Crockett for the past 17 years, previously living in Central Heights.  Mr. Horton was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.  He was retired from South West Petroleum where he worked in sales and was a member of the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church in Crockett.

Survivors include daughter, Janet Baust and husband, Mike of Willis, Texas; granddaughter, Julie Clark and husband, Rodney of Spring, Texas; grandsons, Jeffrey Baust and wife, Cynthia of Fort Worth, Texas, Mike Baust and wife, Pat of Fresno, California; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Billie Jean Horton of Shreveport, Louisiana; numerous special nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors who went the extra mile to make his life as complete as possible.  Preceded in death by wife of 56 years, Lorna Rose Emma Horton; father, Lolly Horton; mother, Claudia Horton; brothers and sisters, Fred Horton and wife, Naomi, Nola Bea Echols and husband, Marvin, Marie Jones and Johnny Horton.

Special thanks to Hospice for the care they gave him.

Funeral services for Mr. Benjamin Franklin Horton will be held Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers and Rev. Dwayne Thornton officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in Nacogdoches.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

FLORENCE LORAINE WAGNER

January 4, 2013

Mrs. Florence Loraine Wagner, age 81, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in the Community Care Center in Crockett.  Mrs. Wagner was born November 11, 1931 in North Hollywood, California and had been living in Crockett.  She was a housewife and a member of the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church in Crockett.  Survivors include her husband, Ed Wagner of Crockett.  Memorial services for Mrs. Florence Loraine Wagner will be held Sunday, January 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements