CLINT EDWARD PYLE

May 30, 2012

Funeral services for Clint Edward Pyle  will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Terry Gibson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home to help cover funeral expenses.

Clint Edward Pyle, age 50, of Rusk, passed away Monday, May 28, 2012 in Madison County. He was born November 13, 1961 and had lived in Rusk for the past year. Clint was a member of the Centerville Masonic Lodge and the New Salem Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter, Alicia Pyle of Waco; son, Cody Pyle of Woden; brother, Tony Pyle and wife, Deborah of Crockett; sister, Stephanie Frazar and husband, Bubba of Rye; nieces and nephews, Kassie, Dakota, Georgia, Brandon and Brittany; aunt, Betty Tilley Hoyt and husband, A. C. of Centerville; numerous cousins and other relatives.  Preceded in death by father, Dudley Pyle; mother, Ruth Gibson Sigford; grandparents, Henry and Myrtie Belle Gibson uncle, Melvin Gibson and wife, Sylvia; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Funeral services for Clint Edward Pyle will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Terry Gibson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home to help cover funeral expenses. Condolences for Clint may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

JOSEPH ALBERT McKENZIE

May 29, 2012

Mr. Albert McKenzie, age 80, of Pearsons Chapel, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  He was born March 10, 1932 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Houston County most of his lifetime.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. McKenzie was a member of the Pearson Chapel Baptist Church.  He was a farmer and rancher and an avid fisherman.

Survivors include children, Jim McKenzie of Pearsons Chapel, Arlon McKenzie and wife, Shirley of Pearsons Chapel, Lisa McKenzie of Crockett; grandchildren, Jennifer Lee of Pearsons Chapel, Jason McKenzie of Lovelady, Mike Matthews of Arizona, Clint Matthews of Arizona, Guretta Gray and husband, Jacob of Riverside, Maria Willoughby and husband, Shane of Cleveland; great-grandchildren, Sebastian Lee of Pearsons Chapel, Carlos Ledesma of Cleveland, Waylon Willoughby of Cleveland, Wyatt Willoughby of Cleveland, Heaven Lee Willoughby of Cleveland, Xylie Gray of Riverside;  brother, Harold McKenzie and wife, Anna of Pearsons Chapel; brothers-in-law, Quinn Bartee and wife, Charlene of Lovelady, Jack Bartee of Willis; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by wife, Elaine Bartee McKenzie; parents, Samuel A. and Minnie Andrall McKenzie; brother, Archie Rosco McKenzie; sister, Mary Thelma Johnson; brother-in-law, Carl Johnson; daughter-in-law, Toni Matthews McKenzie; granddaughter, Christina Brook Ramos; grandson, Joseph Archie Ramos; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim H. and Leona Arnold Bartee and brothers-in-law, Harold “Pollie” Bartee and Willie Joe Bartee.

Funeral services for Mr. Albert McKenzie will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Reggie Gregory and Bro. Terry Shirley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Creek 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 Crockett Fire Department Equipment Fund or Creek Cemetery Association.  Condolences for Mr. McKenzie may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

ED GALE

May 27, 2012

Mr. Ed Gale, age 69, of Latexo, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012 at his residence.  He was born June 8, 1942 in Liberty Hill, Texas and had been living in Latexo.  Mr. Gale had worked for the Forestry Service and was the caretaker of Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett.

Survivors include wife, Irine Gale of Latexo; daughter, Kim Kellum and husband, Russell of Weches; son, Archie Reeves, Jr. and wife, Lisa of Kennard; grandchildren, Jeremy Neel of Crockett, Cassie Nicole Reeves of Lake Jackson, Jaxson Reeves of Lovelady; great-granddaughter, Tatum Lynn Neel of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, John Henry and Myrtle Gale; brother, John Alfred Gale; and special little pet, Crystal Poohe Gale.

Funeral services for Mr. Ed Gale will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jason Huffman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Weches Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday until 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Weches Cemetery Association, 616 P. R. 514, Grapeland, Texas 75844. Condolences for Mr. Gale may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements 

 

BUDDY CANADA

May 25, 2012

Mr. Buddy Wayne Canada, age 78, of Crockett, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 in the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.  He was born July 22, 1933 in Goodlett, Texas to Esker Hayden Canada and Lorene Martin of Holly Oklahoma.  Buddy went to grammar school and part of high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He moved to Florence, Texas in 1950 and was voted Mr. FHS, junior class favorite, played football, was active in sports and developed a heart for the guitar.  His main idol was Chet Atkins.  After graduating high school he entered the United States Navy where he served from 1952 to 1956 on the USS Iowa  during the Korean War.  He received schools on sea navigation and communication and his rank of discharge was Quartermaster 3rd class. After military he entered the Nixon-Clay Business College in Austin and was involved in the circuit Rodeo.  In 1957, he entered the Department of Public Safety Academy.  Buddy served 27 years as a highway patrol officer and when he retired he received officer of the year.  In November of 1985 he was employed by the city of Crockett as Chief of Police.  In 1990, he resigned and became the director of the Senior Citizens Center of Houston County.  He also did enjoyable duties for the local radio station KIVY.  He was an avid bass fisherman and loved the outdoors.  Buddy played the guitar once a month at the Grapeland Nutrition Center and played at the Grapeland Peanut Festival every year.  He retired in Crockett for the most part of his life and was very involved with the community.  Buddy was a member of the Lions Club and Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include son, Mark Canada and wife, Karen of Valdosta, Georgia; daughter, Kimberly Canada of Crockett; brother, Robert Chambers and wife, Kathryn of Georgetown; sisters, Collette Chambers Ragsdale and husband, Tommy of Florence, Evelyn Canada Newbill of Amarillo;  grandchildren, Mark Allen Canada, Sabrina Canada, Madison Phillips, Emilee Phillips, Macy Walker and Jon Cornwell; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; Special friend, Charlene Mackey of Crockett.  Preceded in death by father, Esker Hayden Canada; mother, Lorene Martin; step-father, Tony Chambers and step-daughter, Melissa Huff.

Memorial services for Mr. Buddy Wayne Canada will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tim Allen officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences for Buddy may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

RODNEY GALE DOTSON

May 25, 2012

Rodney Gale Dotson, age 60, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012 at his residence.  He was born August 27, 1951 in Houston, Texas and was a resident of Crockett all of his lifetime.  Gale had worked as a lab tech for Quantum and Ampacet and was a member of the First Christian Church in Crockett. He was an avid sportsman and love to hunt, fish, trap alligator and pan for gold.

Survivors include daughters, Wendy Cook of Crockett, Brandi Dotson of Elkhart, Crystal Reaves and husband, Darren of Texas City, Monica Hoang and husband, Bruce of The Woodlands, Alexandria Dotson of La Porte; grandchildren, Destini, Ciera and Makalyn Dennis of Crockett, Cody Land and Dillon Manning of Elkhart, Cortland Reaves of Texas City, Emree and Evan Hoang of The Woodlands, Kade Bowers of La Porte; brothers, Garland Dotson and wife, Carol of Fredericksburg, Gene Dotson of Jacksonville; sisters-in-law, Peggy Dotson of Grapeland, Rhoda Dotson of Friendswood; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Fritz and Ora Dotson; step-mother, Frances Dotson; brothers, Darnell Dotson and Dr. Carlyle Dotson and sister-in-law, Carolyn Dotson.

Funeral services for Rodney Gale Dotson will be held Sunday, May 27, 2012 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 beginning Sunday morning.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Open Arms (the Local AA Group) and Stepping Stones. Condolences for Gale may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

 

JEAN SEPMOREE

May 23, 2012

Mrs. Jean Sepmoree, age 80, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  She was born February 23, 1932 in Houston County and was a resident of Crockett all of her lifetime.  Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett and had worked as vice president of Davy Crockett Federal Savings and Loan.  In her later years, she had worked for East Texas Livestock and Buffalo Livestock Commission.

Survivors include children, Becky Sepmoree Keller and husband, Stephen of Weimer, John David Sepmoree of Crockett, Jimmy Sepmoree of Chapel Hill; grandchildren, Duke Wood of Katy, Griffin Keller and wife, Morgan of Richmond, Nicholas Keller of Columbus, Emily Morales and husband, Andres of La Vernia, Jacob Sepmoree of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Megin Sepmoree of Chapel Hill; great-grandsons, Clinton Wood, Elisha Morales, Silas Morales; great-granddaughters, Lacy Wood, Davi Wood, Caroline Keller, Madisyn Keller; sister, Ginger Childs and husband, Glayse of Weches; brothers, Randall Hollingsworth and wife, Robbie of Weldon, Lee Hollingsworth and wife, Sandra of Weches; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.   Preceded in death by husband, David Sepmoree, Jr.; father, H. L. Hollingsworth; mother, Holly Brown and daughter-in-law, Pam Sepmoree.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jean Sepmoree will be held Friday, May 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with Rev. Keeney Dickenson and Rev. Carl Wayne Standley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rice 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 First Baptist Church Building Fund, 801 E. Goliad Ave., Crockett, TX 75835 or Houston County Cancer Support Group, c/o First Community Bank, P. O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas 75835.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

CHARLIE W. “PETE” ADAMS

May 21, 2012

Mr. Charlie W. “Pete” Adams, age 88, of Lovelady, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 in the Houston County Nursing Home.  He was born December 6, 1923 in Weldon, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in Lovelady.  Mr. Adams was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was a retired rancher and a member of the Weldon Baptist Church.  Survivors include sons, Charlie W. Adams, Jr. and wife, Mary of Lovelady, Gary Boyd Adams and friend, Amie of Weldon; granddaughters, Donna Smith and husband, Kenny of Lovelady, Pamela Wooley and husband, Darryl of Austonio; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Katie, Taylor, Jordan and Joe; brothers, Walter Adams and wife, Eloise of Crockett, Ray Adams and wife, Gladys of Waller, William C. Adams and wife, Joyce of Lovelady, Jerry D. Adams of Lovelady; sisters, Lula Kent and husband, Norwood of Houston, Jane Kabine and husband, Bob of Katy; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by wife of 68 years, Opal Adams; parents, Charlie R. and Tay Adams; brothers, Harold Adams, Billy John Adams and Johnny Adams.

Funeral services for Mr. Charlie W. “Pete” Adams will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Weldon Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell Kleckley and Rev. Jim Brazzil officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch 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 Lovelady Antioch Cemetery Association or Weldon Baptist Church. Condolences for Mr. Adams may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

KATHY ANNE EVANS REED

May 16, 2012

Kathy Anne Evans Reed, age 54, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  She was born October 17, 1957 in Crockett, Texas and was a lifetime resident of Crockett.  Kathy was a housewife and attended the Temple of Praise Church in Crockett.

Survivors include children, April Hansen and husband, Casey of Tyler, Tiffany Vickers and husband, Jerrod of Crockett, Megan Griffin and husband, Ryan of Crockett; grandchildren, Jayden Vickers, Jakob Vickers and soon to be Nathan Griffin; mother, Aloise Evans of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by father, George Evans and brother, David Earl Evans.

Memorial services for Kathy Anne Evans Reed will be held Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Temple of Praise in Crockett with Bro. Bob Thompson officiating.

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

JUDGE JAMES WILLIAMSON

May 16, 2012

Judge James Williamson, age 73, of Lovelady, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in the Community Care Center in Crockett.  He was born October 8, 1938 in Holly, Texas and had lived in Lovelady most of his lifetime. Judge Williamson attended Lovelady Schools and Sam Houston State University.  He was a member and secretary of the Lovelady Masonic Lodge # 539, a Master Mason serving as District Deputy 23 for the District of Texas and was the recipient of the Gold Trowel Award.  Judge Williamson had worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice System retiring after 30 years.  He was also elected to the Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 retiring after 16 years.  Judge Williamson was a member of the Lovelady First United Methodist Church where he served as chairman of the board and also treasurer of the Lovelady Methodist Men.

Survivors include  wife, Dorothy Williamson of Lovelady; daughters, Cathy Stokes and husband, Gene of Huntsville, Angela Gross and husband, Mike of Lovelady; granddaughter, Jamie Gross of Lovelady; grandsons, Dusty Stewart and wife, Emily of the U.S. Army, Schweinfurt, Germany, Matt Stokes of Huntsville; great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Savannah Stewart of Schweinfurt, Germany, Cutter Stokes of Huntsville; brother-in-law, Charles “Chili” Hodges and wife, Marie of Crockett; sister-in-law, Sharron Hodges of Onalaska; mother-in-law, Bessie Hodges of Crockett; Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Jimmy and Catherine Williamson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, J. M. and Essie Hodges; granddaughter, Katelyn Gross brother-in-law, Victor Hodges; and sister-in-law, Janet Hodges.

Funeral services for Judge James Williamson will be held Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lovelady First United Methodist Church with Bro. Doug Howell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday 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 Lovelady First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 87, Lovelady, TX 75851 or Relay for Life. Condolences for Judge Williamson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

CARROLL “BOOTS” REED

May 15, 2012

Boots (Carroll Stokes) Reed, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his residence, after a brief illness.  Boots was 67 years old. He was born February 27, 1945, in Latexo, Texas, to Stokes and Edwina Reed. He was preceded in death by both parents, and his brother, James Reed.

He is survived by his children, Shawna Reed-Sitka and Mark Sitka. Geneva Reed-Fooshee and Blake Fooshee. Sister and Brother-in-law, Rinthie and Johnnie Lowery. Grandchildren Jacob Boots Reed Luce, James Fooshee, Jordan Fooshee, and Jack Fooshee, One great-granddaughter Elizebeth Luce.  Also, nieces and nephew, Joan Reed Pitchford, Teresa Lowery Armstrong, John Lowery, and many great nieces and nephews.

Extended nieces and nephews include Shelly Benoit-Crosby, Larry Spears, Wally Gregory, Bo Hardin, Tyler Hardin, Bobby Ashley, and Lonnie Kershaw, and their families.  Special friends Lawon Weeks, Ernesto Ramos, Matthew “Road-Dog” Pillar, and Skyler Daniel. Boots worked for many years as a carpenter with his father, Stokes Reed. He greatly enjoyed woodworking, and any type of wood crafts.

He later drove trucks and found great joy in that as well. He particularly enjoyed his work for P&S Trucking, and considered his friends there as family.

Known for his quiet kindness, dry sense of humor, and generosity, he will be missed greatly.  He had a host of friends in Lufkin that will miss him greatly. Thank you to our Lufkin Fire Department family who considered him a part of their family as well as Mark’s.  While Boots was very specific for his final wishes, his family will host a gathering for a celebration of Boots’s life at the home of his children on Harmony Hill Drive, Saturday May 26th, 2012, at 4:00pm. Condolences for Mr. Reed may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

Morris Edward Wood, Jr., age 45, of Crockett, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 in the Huntsville Memorial Hospital.  He was born December 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas.  Morris had worked as a truck driver and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include children, Jessica Howard and husband, Ryan of Dayton, Jacob Ryan Wood of Houston, Sara Jo Wood of Houston; parents, Morris Edward Wood and Margaret Randall Wood of Crockett; brothers, Randall S. Wood of Crockett, John W. Wood of Riverside; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by grandparents, Elbert and Dona Wood and Cleburne and Alma Randall.

Funeral services for Morris Edward Wood, Jr. will be held Friday, May 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church in Crockett.  Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday 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 Concord Cemetery Association, c/o Citizens National Bank, P. O. Box 1420, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Morris may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

C. B. SAXON

May 14, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. C. B. Saxon, age 93, of Crockett, will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in the First Baptist Church in Crockett.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

ALLEN CLAYTON NOLEN

May 14, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Allen Clayton Nolen, of Grapeland,  will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. in the Nolen Family Cemetery. Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Wednesday beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the graveside.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

TERRY MAYHUGH

May 12, 2012

Terry Mayhugh, age 47, of Crockett, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012 in the Houston Methodist Hospital.  Terry was born January 2, 1965 in Merkel, Texas.  He was a maintenance mechanic and was presently employed at Alloy Polymers.   Terry is survived by his wife, Mary Mayhugh of Crockett; children, Marcy, Cade and Cory; grandchildren, Miles, Brooklyn, Braylen, Brylee, Gavin, Jordan and Rosita; step-children, Tyler, Wesley and Allison; sisters, Cindy Jeffcoat and husband, Lanny of Crosby, Carlotta Gonzales and husband, Victor of Pflugerville, Pam McKay and husband, Mike of Crockett, Melanie Smith and husband, Kevin of Crockett; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, O. F. “Butch” Mayhugh and mother, Lovetta Faye Mayhugh.  Funeral services for Terry Mayhugh will be held Monday, May 14, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Victor Gonzales officiating.  Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

UNA WEBB

May 12, 2012

Mrs. Una Bitner Webb, age 76, of Houston, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 in the Emeritus at Clear Lake. She was born July 5, 1935 in Houston County, Texas and had been living in Houston.  Mrs. Webb was a member of the Baptist Church and had worked as a data processing manager.

Survivors include sons, Don Webb, Jr. and wife, Dana of Houston, James Webb and wife, Sherrie of Cypress; grandchildren, Shannon and Evan Webb of Houston, Ryan and Katie Webb of Cypress; brothers,  Bill Bitner and wife, Elva of Deer Park, James Bitner and wife, Carolyn of Houston, John Bitner and wife, Nell of Houston, Hubert E. Bitner, Jr. and wife, Stella of Dallas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Donald Webb, Sr.; parents, Hubert E. and Geraldine Bitner and sister, Betty Krenek.

Funeral services for Mrs. Una Bitner Webb will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tony Wolfe officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rockland Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Webb may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

JACK G. FULSOM

May 11, 2012

Mr. Jack G. Fulsom, age 76, of Lovelady, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at his residence.  He was born July 1, 1935 in Weldon, Texas and had been living in Lovelady for the past 30 years.  Mr. Fulsom was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during the Korean Conflict. He had worked in sales in the Oil Pipeline Industry and was a member of the Fellowship of Huntsville Church.

Survivors include wife, Tonya Fulsom of Lovelady; daughters, Dianna Kennedy and husband, Joseph of Longview, Delia Ramsey and husband, Tim of Huntsville; grandchildren, Christopher Ramsey and wife, Jessie of Huntsville, Katelyn Kennedy of Dallas, Melissa Bauman and husband, Zac of Austin, Kendall Kennedy of Lubbock, Kailey Ramsey of Huntsville, Clayton Kennedy of Longview, Jenna Ramsey of Huntsville, Brenton Ramsey of Huntsville; great-grandson, Carson Ramsey of Huntsville; nephew, Mike Fulsom and wife, Paula of Trinity and their children, Kadey Cochran, Lissie Hagerman and Silas Fulsom; father-in-law, Aubrey Bilbo and wife, Betty of Picayune, Mississippi; mother-in-law, Sandra McCoy of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; cousin, Yvonne Otis of Lovelady; brother, Rod Fulsom of Oklahoma.  Preceded in death by parents, Sye and Louise Fulsom and grandson, Justin Ramsey.

Funeral services for Mr. Jack G. Fulsom will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. C. F. Hazelwood officiating.  Interment will follow in the Salem 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 Salem Cemetery Association.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

DELORES MOERS

May 11, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Delores Moers will be held Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett.  Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Sunday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Delores Moers, age 79, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  She was born January 20, 1933 in Navasota, Texas and had lived in Crockett since 1978.  Mrs. Moers was a housewife and member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include husband of 61 years, A. C. Moers of Crockett; children, Gary Moers and wife, Diane of Crockett, Gail Henning of Katy, Donna Breck and husband, Joseph of Pensacola, Florida; grandchildren, Kimberly Vogt and husband, Russell of Houston, Andy Moers and wife, Gina of Tyler, April Henning of Houston, Ginny Moers of Huntsville; half sister, Mary Elder of Bryan; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Hazel Engelke; and sister, Joyce Liere.

Funeral services for Mrs. Delores Moers will be held Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with Rev. Keeney Dickenson officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston. 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 Building Fund.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

PATSY ROSS MIZE

May 11, 2012

Mrs. Patsy Irene Ross Mize, age 85, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Crockett.  She was born November 26, 1926 in Crockett, Texas and was a lifetime resident of Crockett.  Mrs. Mize was a housewife and member of the Lake Baptist Church where she served as secretary and treasurer.

Survivors include children, Patty Rains and husband, Duwaine of Crockett, Frank Ross and wife, Sheila of Crockett, Mike Mize of Austin; grandchildren, Jeremy Rains and wife, Kristy of Crockett, Jason Rains and wife, Candace of Crockett, Jessica Murff and husband, Heath of Crockett, Jordon Ross of Crockett, Jonathan Ross and wife, Isabel of Tomball, Melissa Fellers and husband, Mike of Austin; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia “Tidy” English of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by husband, George Ross in 1963 and husband, Jimmy Mize in 1993.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Patsy Irene Ross Mize were held Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Pastor Mike Tindall officiating.  Interment followed.    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation, 7240 Chase Oaks Blvd., Plano, TX 75025 American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, TX 75904 or Charity of Choice. Condolences for Mrs. Mize may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

EVELYN CARROLL

May 10, 2012

Mrs. Evelyn Carroll (Mom-N-Law), age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 10, 2012 at Houston Hospice, with cancer. She was born July 10, 1929 in Fayetteville, Texas to Frank and Petrolina Kocurek. She married Earl Ray Carroll in 1947. Evelyn worked at C. E King High School in the school cafeteria in Sheldon where she and Earl Ray resided until his retirement in 1975. They moved to the Crockett area where they enjoyed retirement and working occasional jobs at the Crockett Family Resort on Houston County, a working cattle ranch in Jewett and her furniture upholstery business. Evelyn was blessed with a very active lifestyle able to maintain her two acres in Crockett mowing, tilling and planting her garden, harvesting and shelling pounds of pecans, quilting, doing her woodworking projects, fishing (her and Aunt Georgies’ favorite time) and doing crossword and picture puzzles. She enjoyed her weekend phone calls with her sister, Georgia and her Cousin Martha reminiscing about the good old days.

Left to honor Evelyn, and remember her love are Evelyn’s one Daughter and Son-in-law, Connie and Jim Mahaffey; sister, Georgia Brocato;  special friend, Mary Mahaffey;  eight grandchildren, Tamara Brewer, Tonya Heuer, Terria Jones, Jon Wilcox, Misty Ballinger, Sonya, Eric, and Erica Mahaffey; twelve great-grandchildren, Kaylie, Vanessa, Allison, and Emily Barge, Amanda and Bryana Jones, Karly and Dean Wilcox, Heather and Nick Coon, Summer Mahaffey, and JT Ballenger; three great-great-grandchildren, Joslyn and Dione Barge, Aslyn Coon; numerous nieces and nephews ; special friends, Helen and Albert Harris.  Preceded in death by husband, Earl Ray; daughter Patricia Carroll; grandchildren Ricky and Latisha Mahaffey; brother, Ludwig Kocurek and nephew, Davie Jones.

Evelyn will be remembered as the best Mother, Mom-N-Law, Grandma, Granny, Aunt, Sister and friend. She will be missed by all.

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Carroll will be held on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, in Percilla.  Family will receive friends Monday morning. Condolences for Mrs. Carroll may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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BRO. R. R. BURRAN

May 10, 2012

Elder Raleigh Ray Burran, age 82 , of Burrantown, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at his residence.  He was born March 28, 1930 in Houston County, Texas and had lived most of his lifetime in Houston County.  Elder Burran was a Pastor and member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Weches.  He was retired from Vulcraft in Grapeland.

Survivors include wife, Toy Burran of Burrantown; daughters, Sandra Hayes and husband, Kerry of Burrantown, Sharon Estes and husband, David of Midlothian, Verna Clark of Arp; grandchildren, Gary McDonald, Andy McDonald, John Ray McDonald, Danny Cook, Lora Gayle Cook, Stacey McDonald; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Henry Elvis Burran of Levelland; special friends, Jimmy and Kathy Isget; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by son, Danny Burran; one grandson; parents, Harrie Lee and Lela Ann (Mosley) Burran; seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Elder Raleigh Ray Burran will be held Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Elder Daryal Inman and Elder Van Quick. Interment will follow in the Weches Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Condolences for Elder Burran may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

DAVIE JEANNE REED

May 1, 2012

Mrs. Davie Jeanne Reed, age 75, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in the Hospice of East Texas Home Place in Tyler. She was born June 30, 1936 in Madison County, Texas and had lived in Crockett for many years.  Mrs. Reed had worked in retail sales and enjoyed making jewelry.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Survivors include children, Sharon Thompson of Crockett, Dale Thompson of Grapeland, Paul Thompson of Louisiana, Stephanie Standley of Canyon, Chip Reed of Austin; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Vera Kerr and husband, Morris of Mexia; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by son, Marcus Thompson; granddaughter, Logan Thompson; parents, David Samuel and Mattie Anna (Cobb) Morgan; brothers and sisters, Raymond Morgan, Mary Ethel Lambert, Brent Morgan, Sadie Blagrave and Sam Morgan.

Funeral services for Mrs. Davie Jeanne Reed will be held Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Porter Springs Cemetery.  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 American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904 or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.  Condolences for Mrs. Reed may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

GARLAND A. CALHOUN

April 30, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Garland Calhoun will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Galveston County Memorial Park in Hitchcock.  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 Kennard Lions Club.

Mr. Garland Calhoun, age 85, of Kennard, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  He was born September 1, 1926 in Bell County, Texas and graduated in 1945 from Little River Academy.   Mr. Calhoun was a member of the Kennard Lions Club for twenty years.  He had worked for Amaco Oil in Texas City for 35 years.  In 1982, he retired and built a home and moved to his ranch in Kennard and was a member of the Kennard First Baptist Church.  Survivors include wife, Wadell Harrison Calhoun of Kennard; children, Wayne Calhoun and wife, Elanda of East Bernard, Trina Walker and husband, Russell of Spicewood, Judy Loughridge of Spicewood, Doris Miller and husband, Mike of Dallas, Sharon Rosalas and husband, Mario of Magnolia; numerous grandchildren,  great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Billy Calhoun of Dickinson, Weldon Calhoun of Texas City, Darnell Calhoun and wife, Sharon of Santa Fe; sister, JoAnn Reeves and husband, Cory of Mount Pleasant; sister-in-law, Delores Calhoun of Santa Fe; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by wife, Wilma Calhoun; father and mother, Arthur Lee Calhoun and Lena Geneva Calhoun; and brothers, Cornell Calhoun, A. L. Calhoun and Edwin Calhoun.

Funeral services for Mr. Garland Calhoun will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Galveston County Memorial Park in Hitchcock.  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 Kennard Lions Club.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

S. L. “Jr.” Morgan

April 23, 2012

Mr. S. L. “Jr.” Morgan, age 89, of Crockett, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at his residence.  He was born August 23, 1922 in Kennard and had lived in Crockett for most of his lifetime.  Mr. Morgan was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the 603rd Tank Company during World War II.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Crockett Elks Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Mr. Morgan was raised Methodist.  He was a  retired trucker, was retired from Northcutt Woodworks and had also worked in car sales.

Survivors include daughter, Melinda Gunnels and husband, Jerry of Gatesville; grandson, Clint Gunnels and wife, Susie of Jonesboro; great- grandson, Garrett Gunnels of Jonesboro ; great-granddaughter, Morgan Gunnels of Jonesboro; sister, Hazel Dell Sims of Huntsville; niece, Tami O’Brien and husband, Larry of Houston; sisters-in-law, Gloria Schaeffer of Dallas, Dorothy Wright and husband,  Ben of Cedar Creek Lake. Preceded in death by parents, S. L. “Buck” and Della Morgan; wife, Betty Jo and brother-in-law, Bill Sims.

Funeral services for Mr. S. L. “Jr.” Morgan will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers 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 M. D. Anderson Cancer Research, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030. Condolences for Mr. Morgan may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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NAPOLEON PARADA

April 18, 2012

Services are pending for Mr. Napoleon Parada, age 72, of Crockett, he passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

CHARLES ROBERT LEWIS

April 17, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Robert Lewis will be held Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Bill Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in the Chita Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Charles Robert Lewis, age 85, of Houston County, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  He was born July 13, 1926 in Cameron, Texas and had been living in Houston County for the past 31 years, previously living in Houston.  Mr. Lewis was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Latexo Baptist Church.  Mr. Lewis had worked as a Supervisor and heavy equipment Operator for Armco Steel.  Survivors include sons, Jerry Allen Lewis of Huntsville, Robert Douglas Lewis and wife, Lesa of Houston County Lake, Kenneth Dale Lewis and wife, Peggy Sue of Conroe; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Patsy See of Magnolia; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by wife, Trudy Lewis.

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Robert Lewis will be held Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Bill Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in the Chita Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

JOE ANN BLACKWELL

April 16, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe Ann Blackwell will be held on Friday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Reverend Reggie Gregory 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.

Mrs. Joe Ann Blackwell, age 77, of Crockett passed away peacefully at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler on Monday, April 16, 2012.  Joe Ann Spinks was born on August 31, 1934 in Porter Springs, Texas, the first of ten brothers and sisters.  She was a life-long resident of Crockett where she and her husband, Eddie, of 56 years, raised their three children, Joe Eddie, Ginia, and Royce.  Joe Ann, also known as “Ma B” and “Mimi”, served as a mother-figure to many, including her siblings, extended family and special friends.  Joe Ann was a beautician in Crockett for over 50 years, avid Astros fan, expert tomato grower, and outstanding cook.  In years past, she was actively involved with Elks Lodge Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She was also a part of the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home Family.  Most of all, Joe Ann was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.

Joe Ann leaves behind a large and loving family.  Survivors include: son Joe Eddie Blackwell and wife Deborah of Crockett; daughter Virginia (Ginia) Ann Smith and husband Robert (Bob) of Crockett; son Alfred Royce Blackwell of Huntsville; granddaughters Jennifer Blackwell of New York, New York, Holly Blackwell of Shanghai, China, Somer Franklin and husband Tyler of Willis, and Kasey Englehart and husband Dustin of Palestine; and great-granddaughter Katelyn Englehart of Palestine. She is survived by: sisters Lucy Sherrod of Crockett, Sally Reid and husband Bobby of Mt. Belvieu, Tommie Corbin and husband Bill of Nacogdoches and Susie Weisinger and husband, Jimmy of Grapeland; brother, Kirby Spinks and wife Linda of Crockett.  Joe Ann is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

Joe Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Blackwell, parents Joe and Lelia J. Spinks, brothers William Rudd Spinks, Henry Spinks, and Lawrence Carroll “Snuffy” Spinks and sister Nancy Spinks Gilbert.

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe Ann Blackwell will be held on Friday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Reverend Reggie Gregory officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.

Joe Ann was a seven year, stage three cancer survivor.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P.O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835, or the Crockett Volunteer Fire Department 200 N. 6th Street, Crockett, TX. 75835.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

THELMA WILLIAMS SHERROD

April 16, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Williams Sherrod, age 99, of Crockett, will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. Raymond Parker officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 noon until services time at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Crockett on behalf of Thelma Sherrod.

Mrs. Thelma Williams Sherrod, of Crockett, received her eternal Heavenly reward on April 16. 2012 while continuing to live at Whitehall Nursing Center at the age of 99.  Thelma was born March 25, 1913 in Honey Island, Texas.  Thomas and Thelma Sherrod along with their infant son, Philip, moved from Timpson to Crockett in 1935.  They built a home later in 1937 on “Sherrod Hill” at 113 Viewcrest Lane.  Tommy went into business on the square in Crockett with a Furniture Upholstery Shop, later adding Shoe Repair and then the shop became Sherrod’s Fixit and Swap Shop. Thelma helped in the endeavor waiting on customers and in other ways. The Sherrods immediately after moving to Crockett joined First Baptist Church of Crockett where Thelma taught Preschool Children in Sunday School and in later years became the Secretary of the Pastor’s Class. As Secretary of the class she kept in contact with all the class members and saw that food was provided for the family by the members any time there was a death in the class or church. Tommy sang in the choir, assisted in the oldest Sunday School Class and later became a Deacon. In later years both Thelma and Tommy joined the Melody Maker Senior Adult Choir, both of them loved their church and Ministers wholeheartedly and church life was a vital part of their family.  The Sherrods and extended family gratefully thank the personnel of Whitehall Nursing Center for their continued love over the past thirteen years and a special thanks to Dr. Perry Ramsey for his medical help and friendship.  She is survived by her son, Philip Sherrod and wife, Margaret; daughter, Sharon Gosper Lesyk; daughter-in-law, Lucy Spinks Sherrod; grandchildren, Cherisa Sherrod York and husband, Sammy, Rebecca Sherrod Guess, M.D. and husband, David, Tom Sherrod and wife, Kim, Donna Sherrod Garrett and husband, Johnny, Tracy Sherrod Minter and husband, Bobby and Sean Gosper; great-grandchildren, Colin York and wife, Cynthia, Barrett York, Braden Guess, Natalie Guess, Brandon Sherrod, Austin Garrett and wife, Krysta, Rachael Garrett-Allen, Matt Minter and Cassie Minter; great-great-grandchildren, Maklory Minter, Madison Minter and Leah Garrett;  sisters, Ruth Copeland, Lonnie Mae Whitten and Laura Bell Way; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by husband of 64 years, Thomas (Tommy) Sherrod; son, Alan Sherrod; sister, Virginia McDaniel and brothers, Elmer Williams, Ted Williams and Harold Williams.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Williams Sherrod will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. Raymond Parker officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 noon until services time at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Crockett on behalf of Thelma Sherrod. Condolences for Mrs. Sherrod may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LINARD WAYNE MANNING

April 16, 2012

A celebration of life for Mr. Wayne Manning will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Richard Gillet officiating.  Interment will follow in the Latexo 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 Heart to Heart Hospice.

Mr. Wayne Manning, age 75, of Latexo, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 at his residence.  He was born June 9, 1936 in Houston, Texas and was a resident of Latexo.  Mr. Manning was a veteran of the United States Navy for 3 ½ years having served as a Naval Air Dale during the Korean Conflict.  He had worked as a plant Engineer for Southwestern Bell and retired after 30 years of years.  Mr. Manning was a member of the Latexo United Methodist Church.    He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.  Survivors include wife of 56 years, Bea Manning of Latexo; sons, Richard Manning of Latexo, Doug Manning and wife, Kandy of Coldspring; daughter, Faye Sansom of Houston; brother, A. R. Manning and wife, Joyce of Pasadena; step-sister, Jewel Plough of Florida; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

A celebration of life for Mr. Wayne Manning will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Richard Gillet officiating.  Interment will follow in the Latexo 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 Heart to Heart Hospice,  209 Christie St., Lufkin, TX 75904.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

KEN THAMES

April 6, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Ken “Puggy” Thames, of Kennard, will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Kennard First Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Ken “Puggy” Thames, age 81, of Kennard, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012 in the Lufkin Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Thames was born November 8, 1930 in Houston and had lived in Kennard for the past 35 years.  He was an office executive for Crutcher Resources.  Mr. Thames was a member of the Kennard First Baptist Church and was a member of the Gideon Club.

Survivors include wife, Bonnie Thames of Kennard; son, Danny Thames and Angie Van Tassell; daughter, Debbie Terry of Kennard; grandchildren, Erik Thames and wife, Donna of Katy, Shawn Terry and wife, Jennie Freeman of Houston, Christian Thames of Oklahoma, Terrence Terry of Houston, Brandon Thames and wife, Shelly of Houston, Brittani Nagy and Lane Womack of Weches; great-grandchildren, Jade Terry, Birdie Thames, Caden Thames, Elisa Thames, Paige Thames, Reese Thames and Gaige Womack; sister, Audrey Turpin of Katy; sisters-in-law, Pat Thames of Houston and Jean Thames of Richmond; brother-in-law, Jimmy McCoslin and wife, Frances of Hempstead; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Carroll and Ethel Thames; brothers, Sonny and Jerry Thames.

Funeral services for Mr. Ken “Puggy” Thames will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in the Kennard First Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Durham officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kennard First Baptist Church or the American Heart Association.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

DR. THOMAS WEATHERLY

April 3, 2012

Dr. Thomas M. “Doc” Weatherly D. D. S., age 86, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  Dr. Weatherly was born December 26, 1925 in Houston, Texas and was a resident of Houston County since his retirement in 1991.  He graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in 1950.  Dr. Weatherly was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II and served as an Army Dentist during the Korean War.  He practiced dentistry in Houston for 39 years.   Dr. Weatherly was a member of the Houston District Dental Society, life member of the Texas Dental Association and Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.  In 1949, he married Constance Davidson, she and their family were the loves of his life.  His beloved Connee passed away in 1997.  He married Jean Bosworth in 1998 and they lived in Lovelady until her death in 2009. Dr. Weatherly was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Crockett.  His memories will live in the hearts of those who loved him.

Dr. Weatherly is survived by daughter, Deborah Jefferies of Lovelady; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas S. and Cindy Weatherly of Lovelady; son, Timothy A. Weatherly of Galveston; grandchildren, Phillip Jefferies of Minnesota, Ben Jefferies and wife, Camryn of Lovelady, Megan Arias and husband, Cesar of Houston; great-grandsons, Jackson Jefferies and Justis Kelly; sister-in-law, Florence Weatherly; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by his first wife, Constance Weatherly; second wife, Jean Weatherly; brother, Joseph Weatherly and son-in-law, Ted Jefferies.

Funeral services for Dr. Thomas M. “Doc” Weatherly D. D. S., will be held Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom St. Jean officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.  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 Grace Lutheran Church, 925 W. Loop 304, Crockett, Texas 75835; Houston Area Parkinson Society, 2700 S. W. Freeway Suite 296, Houston, Texas 77098 or Charity of Choice.  Condolences for Dr. Weatherly may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

NORMA CORMACK

March 31, 2012

Mrs. Norma Cormack, age 83, of Lovelady, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  She was born September 13, 1928 in Houston County and was a resident of Lovelady since 1976.  Mrs. Cormack was a volunteer at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett.  She was a housewife and a member of the Lovelady Church of Christ.

Survivors include daughter, Billye Karen Cormack of Houston; son, Glen Cormack and wife, Sherry of Lovelady; granddaughters, Danielle Cormack of Seattle, Washington, Lyndsey Cormack Karr and husband, Doug of Dallas and Ryley Cormack of Lovelady; brother, Ogie Whitehead and wife, Littie of Pearland; sister, Evelyn Russell of Pearland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Bill Cormack; parents, Henry and Effie Whitehead; brother, Raymond Whitehead; sisters, Irene Little and Dorene Jones.

Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Cormack will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Church of Christ with Mr. Randy Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday 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 Antioch Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 400, Lovelady, Texas 75851. Condolences for may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Mr. John Douglas Zuckero, Jr., age 57, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Crockett.  He was born August 16, 1954 in Pasadena, Texas and was a graduate of Lufkin High School.  Mr. Zuckero was a veteran of the United States Army.  He had worked for Walmart and enjoyed helping people.

Survivors include sons, Dallas Zuckero and fiancée, Rebekah of Crockett, Phillip Zuckero of Crockett; grandchildren, Heavenly, Joseph, Joshua, Jonathan, Aaliyah, Aalonah , Aamiyah and Lillyann Zuckero; sisters, Darlene Zuckero of South Houston, Sharlene Cate of South Houston; girlfriend, Donna Brege of Crockett; aunts and uncle, Ruth Zuckero of Crockett, Victor Zuckero, Sam Zuckero and wife, Dorothy of Marble Falls; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, John and Minnie Zuckero; sister and brother-in-law, Raye and Foye Singleton; aunts, George Zuckero, Albert Zuckero; aunt, Marie Grunwald; grandparents, Sam and Nancy Zuckero; grandmother, Lela M .Dickson and brother-in-law, Calvin Sciba.

Memorial services for Mr. John Douglas Zuckero, Jr. will be held Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Hope Baptist Church.  Family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Mills Family Cemetery.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

CAROLYN SMITH WALLER

March 28, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Smith Waller will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Carolyn Smith Waller, age 66, of Latexo, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in the Whitehall Nursing Center.  She was born July 2, 1945 in the Creek Community and she had lived in Houston County all of her lifetime.  Mrs. Waller was a homemaker and a member of the San Pedro Baptist Church.

Survivors include husband, Ronny F. Waller of Latexo; sons, Ronny C. Waller and wife, Shelly of Latexo, Darrell “Bubba” Waller and wife, Jana Nealy of Latexo; grandchildren, Holly Waller and fiancé, Jerry Torres, Jacob Waller of Latexo, Lane Neal of Latexo; great-grandchildren, Christian Ackley of Latexo, Deven Lott of Latexo; brother, Grady Smith and wife, Carolyn of Crockett; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Hutto of Fort Worth, Jack Waller of Crockett, A. W. Waller of Latexo; sister-in-law, Lela Henley of Crockett; very special niece and nurse, Pam Bond of Crockett; numerous niece, nephews and other relatives; very special dog, Beau Diddly ; preceded in death parents, G. C. “Buddy” and Ethel Smith; brothers and sisters, Clinton Smith, Ada Faye Kendrick, Lillie Webb, Geneva Hutto, Beverly Commander and Minor Smith.

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Smith Waller will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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PETER MONARCH SMITH

March 28, 2012

Memorial services for Mr. Peter Monarch Smith will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Earl Harris officiating.

Mr. Peter Monarch Smith, age 72, of Crockett, passed away, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at his residence.  He was born January 31, 1940 in Rochester, New York and had been living in Crockett.  Mr. Smith was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He was retired having worked as a customs inspector for 23 years and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include wife, Heidemarie P. Smith of Crockett; sons, Bryce Smith of Atlanta, Georgia, Andrew Smith of Austin; step-daughters,  Renee’ Fairman and husband, Brad of Weatherford, Michelle McKenzie of Wills Point, Christine Harrison of Mansfield; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Tom Atkins of San Antonio; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and Family at Bethel Baptist Church; special family, Annie and John Jones of Crockett.  Preceded in death by parents, Seward and Helen Smith and twin sister, Ann Atkins.

Memorial services for Mr. Peter Monarch Smith will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Earl Harris officiating.

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BERTIE LEE ARNOLD McLEAN

March 26, 2012

Mrs. Bertie Lee Arnold McLean, age 95, of Crockett passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012 in the Houston County Nursing Home.  She was born August 22, 1916 in Pennington to E. B. and Ollie Smith Arnold.  The Arnolds moved to Crockett where she grew up.  She married Harry McLean on March 23, 1940.  She worked for the ASC office for many years where she retired.  Mrs. McLean was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1949 serving on several committees.  She enjoyed traveling abroad and geneology was one of her favorite interest.  She was a member of the Major Jarrel Beasley Chapter DAR, David Crockett Chapter DRT, Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia: Colonel James XVII Century.  Mrs. McLean is survived by son James E. McLean and wife, Sheila; step-grandchildren, Jeff Bobbitt and wife, Talitha of Palestine, Sissy Lively and husband, Randy of Crockett, Jeremy Bobbitt and wife, Dylis of Weches and Ryan Bobbitt of Grapeland; step-great-grandchildren, Haylei and Colton Lively, Jordan, Jason, Justin and Jax Bobbitt; nephew, Jared (Jerry) Arnold Anderson and great-nephew, Jared Anderson.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry McLean in 1990; sisters, Myrtle Arnold Blankenship and Wilma Arnold Anderson Hurst.  She loved her friends, playing bridge and painting with watercolors.

Memorial services for Mrs. Bertie Lee Arnold McLean will be held Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tomas Spath officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund at the First Presbyterian Church, 715 E. Goliad, Crockett, Texas 75835.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

JIM BOB KENDRICK

March 26, 2012

Mr. Jim Bob Kendrick, age 79, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  He was born June 8, 1932 in Crockett and was a resident of Crockett for the past 25 years.  Mr. Kendrick was a veteran of the United States Army having served as a Master Mechanic.  He had worked as a 50 year certified mechanic of which 36 years were with Sullivan Motor Company in Crockett.

Survivors include son, James “Scooter” Kendrick and wife, Kay of Crockett; daughter, Tammy Millican and husband, Calvin of Centerville; grandchildren, Jamie Kendrick and wife, Laura of Nederland, B’Jay Kendrick of Dallas, Amy Flores and husband, David of Port Neches, C. J. Millican of Centerville, Danny Millican of Centerville, Four Great-Grandchildren, Kaine Flores, Noah Kendrick, Parker Kendrick and Kaia Kendrick; special thank you to his caregiver, Hattie Young.  Preceded in death by wife, Ada Faye Kendrick and parents, Harmon and Ethel Kendrick.

Memorial services for Mr. Jim Bob Kendrick will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

ALTON OMELINA

March 24, 2012

Mr. Alton Omelina, 85, of Latexo passed away Saturday March 24, 2012, in Crockett, Texas. Mr. Omelina was born on June 12, 1926 to the late Paul and Katherine Planovsky Omelina on the Omelina family home place located on the Hallsbluff Road. Mr. Omelina was a first generation American. His parents left Czechoslovakia for a better life in America. They settled outside Crockett and worked in the coal mines between Crockett and Lovelady. Mr. Omelina often told stories about his life and how he taught himself to speak and read the English language. Sometimes he would speak Czech to amuse his younger nieces and nephews. Mr. Omelina served his county proudly during WWII in the US Army. After an honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Crockett to help his family. On December 23, 1954 he married his sweetheart Tirmie Cook. Mr. Omelina worked for Knox Motor and Implements as a mechanic, upon moving to Houston he begin working for Semco Engineering where his brother-in-law Doyle Cook taught him to read blueprints, for the jobs in production.  Mr. Omelina was known for his a sweet and kind heart; he could always see the good in everyone. Survived by his niece, Joni Clonts of Crockett; cousins, Mrs. Jane Omelina Sexton of Crockett and Mickey Omelina McCaughey of Corsicana; nephews, Ronnie Omelina wife, Janis Lynn, Mike Omelina wife, Mary and Donald Omelina all of Crockett and a host of family and friends.  Preceded in death by wife of 54 years, Tinnie Cook Omelina, his parents, Paul and Katherine Planovsky Omelina; brothers and sisters, Stephen Omelina, George Omelina, Susie Omelina Patiska and Rosalee Omelina Gilson.

Funeral Services for Mr. Alton Omelina will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 2:00 P.M. at the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church in Crockett, Texas with Brother Ottis Byers officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Porter Springs Cemetery next to his wife.  Family will receive friends Monday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church of Crockett.

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

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BERNICE PARKS ENGLISH

March 22, 2012

Mrs. Bernice Parks English of Kennard, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the age of 95 years. Mrs. English was the last surviving child of Will B and Carrie Dominy Parks. She was predeceased by her husband Cloyce English, her parents, brothers Ray, Billy, Otis and Hubert, her sister Dorothy Parks Wright and nephew William “Bill” Wright.  Mrs. English was born in Kennard on August 1, 1916. She grew up on her family’s cotton farm and graduated from Kennard High School. She married Cloyce in 1931 and they began a 60 year marriage. She graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College obtaining both Bachelors (1940) and Masters (1949) degrees in Education.  Bernice taught at Kennard High school, coached girls basketball and volleyball, and later went on to be a counselor at Crockett High School. Mrs English taught in public schools for 45 years. Throughout this long career in education she touched many lives of young people. She encouraged them to study hard, prepare well and get a good education in order to follow their dreams and be successful in life.  Bernice was a long time faithful member on the First Baptist Church of Kennard. As a teenager, she began as the church pianist and continued for well over 40 years. She  taught the ladies Sunday School class for more than 40 years until her failing eyesight made it too difficult to continue. You could find Miss Bernice preparing her lessons on Saturday, reading and studying on her reading machine.  Bernice was active in her church until October, 2011 when her health began to fail. She loved the Lord, loved her church, her friends and her family. And she loved “Home”. If you knew Miss Bernice, you knew that she didn’t get too far from home unless it was to Catfish King in Lufkin. She loved home!  Bernice was a past president, parliamentarian and active member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society for 65 years. She was honored for her 63 years of membership at a special ceremony in Waco in 2010. If there was only one adjective to describe Bernice it was “faithful”. You could always count on her to be in her place on Sunday, Wednesday or Tuesday night Delta Kappa Gamma meetings. Faithful to commitments is who she was!

She is survived by nieces and nephews Nelda Parks Carter, Katherine Parks Crawford, Paul Mitchell Wright, Carrie Wright Gay, Gloria Parks, Carolyn Parks Goldman, Barbara Parks Meriwether, Diana Parks, Marian Parks Greeny, James Otis Parks, Sandra Parks, numerous cousins, former students, friends, neighbors and loving caregivers.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Parks English will be held at the First Baptist Church in Kennard on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm with Brother Jim Durham officiating. Graveside services will be held at Ivie Cemetery in Kennard immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church in Kennard or the Bernice P English Scholarship at East Texas Baptist University.

“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”  1 John 1:7

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JIMMY HIGGINS, SR.

March 21, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Higgins, Sr., age 80, of Latexo, will be held Friday, March 23, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Military graveside service will follow in the Latexo Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

Mr. Jimmy Higgins, Sr., age 80, of Latexo, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the Lufkin Memorial Hospital.  He was born August 20, 1931 in Arkansas and had lived in Houston County for the past 22 years, formerly living in Houston.  Mr. Higgins was a veteran of the United States Army.   He had worked as a carpenter and was a member of the North Loop Baptist Church.  Mr. Higgins hobbies were hunting, fishing and gardening.

Survivors include wife, Faye Higgins of Latexo; son, Jimmy Higgins, Jr. of Crockett; daughters, Linda Taylor and husband, Perry of Coldspring, Mary Botkins and husband, Bob of Sierra, Arizona, Angela Denise Calvert of Friendswood; step-children, Morris Murphy of Pasadena, Sherry Murphy of Tomball, Kenny Murphy of Friendswood, Patsy Gilson and husband, Danny of Latexo; grandchildren, Marcie Lucas and husband, Chase of Crockett, Cris Higgins of Crockett, Brandy Dupree of Lufkin, Travis Taylor of Lufkin, Dylan Davis of Friendswood, Holly Murphy of Kentucky, Julia Murphy of Kentucky, Fallon Nona of Dayton, Sophie Murphy of Tomball; step-grandchildren, Amber Martin and children, Destiny, Emily and Matt; great-grandchildren, Addison Lucas, Brett and Ty Oliver, Michael D. Taylor; brothers, Joe Higgins of Arkansas, Frank Higgins of Arkansas; great-nephew, William Anderson; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, William and Hattie Higgins and grandson, Joshua Higgins.

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Higgins, Sr. will be held Friday, March 23, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Lowery officiating.  Military graveside service will follow in the Latexo Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

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JACK HOWARD

March 20, 2012

Mr. Jackie Richard “Jack” Howard, age 71, of Pennington, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 at his residence in Pennington. Mr. Howard was born August 30, 1940 in Vidor, Texas and was a resident of Pennington for 20 years, previously living in Vidor.  He was retired having worked for Joe’s Rental Tools and was a member of the Pennington Church.

Survivors include wife, Mary Jane Howard of Pennington; son, Mikey Jack Howard of Pennington; grandson, Brandon Bond of Vidor; brother-in-law, Roy Clyde Wimer of Pineland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Danny L. and Mary Elizabeth Howard; daughter, Sharon Ann Howard Bond; brothers, Denson Wayne Howard and J. D. Howard.

No services scheduled at this time.

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RONNIE CLOER

March 20, 2012

Mr. George (Ronnie) Ronald Cloer, Sr. age 65 years of Crockett, Texas. Ronnie lost his courageous battle with cancer on Monday afternoon, March 19, 2012. Ronnie passed away in the comfort and peace of his home with his wife, Millie, at his side and with his close family members. Ronnie was born on October 16, 1946, in Houston, Texas. Ronnie has been a resident of Crockett since 1983. He was a member of Good Shepherd Fellowship Church located in Crockett. Ronnie was also a Mason in good standing and a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 A.F. & A.M. for the last 10 years. Ronnie was also a member of the Mt. Houston Lodge No. 1359 A.F. & A.M. located in Houston, Texas since 1972. Ronnie knew he was truly blessed and loved by his family and friends during his life. By trade he was a carpenter/contractor. Ronnie was also a retired auctioneer and enjoyed helping with charity auctions. He also enjoyed garage sales. But his passion was serving his Lord and Savior and attending church at Good Shepherd up until he was no longer able to attend due to his illness. Although he never lost faith, as he had total confidence in the Lord and the Lord’s will be done. When he was first diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago with cancer, he told Millie “I wish that this did not happen to me, but since I have to face this battle, I am a winner either way. I win if He allows me to stay with my family or I win if He takes me to heaven”. He never gave up or never gave in. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife Millie and spending time with his kids, grandchildren, and family. Ronnie enjoyed eye catching pickup trucks and classic cars, and restoring cars for street rods. He also enjoyed motorcycles including Harley’s and Honda’s with chrome reflecting in the sun. He loved his pets Yoda, Miss Kitty, Tony and Lady. Working in his yard and his garden made him very happy, as did watching all the beautiful birds that visited his yard.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of 29 years Mildred “Millie” Hayes Cloer of Crockett; sons, George Ronald “Ronnie” Cloer Jr. of Houston, Texas and Billy Ray Cloer and wife, Sharon of Houston, Texas; daughters, Kimberly Barker of Houston, Texas, Tammie Chometa of Alto, Texas and Theresa Hayes of The Woodlands, Texas; grandchildren, Ashley Chometa, Ashton Cloer, Brittany Ferrell, Whitney Chometa, Nick Cloer, Ethan Cloer, Elyssa Barker, Gryce Barker, Jacob Cloer; great-granddaughter, Tansley Ann;  one sister, Mary Tope of Conroe, Texas; along with special brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, George William Cloer and Mary Allene Barganier Cloer.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, March 22, 2012, from 5-8 PM at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home. Mr. Ronnie Cloer’s homegoing celebration will be held at Good Shepherd Fellowship Church on Friday morning at 11:00. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Good Shepherd Fellowship Church, 401 S. 7th Street, Crockett, TX 75835 or to the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 A.F. & A.M., P. O. Box 955, Crockett, TX 75835.

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

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HENRY TYER

March 20, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Henry D Tyer, age 85, of Crockett, will be held Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Henry D Tyer, age 85, of Crockett, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 at his residence in Crockett.  He was born February 20, 1927 in the Juanita Community in Houston County, Texas and was a lifetime resident of Crockett.  Mr. Tyer was a veteran of the U. S. Army.  He had worked as a Butcher for Roy Petty’s Grocery, salesman for William George Produce in Palestine for 15 years and had also worked for Davey’s Locker Plant in Crockett .  Mr. Tyer had owned and operated Thrifty Corner Grocery and Meat Market in Crockett.  In 1976, he owned and operated T. C. Processing Plant in Crockett for many years, now called Tyer’s Processing, still owned by his family, where he worked until his health failed. His passion was fishing and buying and selling cattle.

Survivors include wife, Evelyn N. Phillips Tyer of Crockett; children, Terry Tyer of Crockett, Linda Spinks and husband, Kirby of Crockett, David Tyer and wife, Pattie of Crockett; grandchildren, Shannon Tyer, Todd Merriwether, Jami Robinson and husband, Casey, Kim Korenek and husband, Nick, Bridgett Williams and husband, Jeff, Melissa Richmond and husband, Paul, Tatum Matlock and Devin Tyer; great-grandchildren, Kristin and Charley Merriwether, Madison and Case Robinson, Cooper, McKenzie and Colt Matlock, Payton and Gavin Richmond, Emily, Brady and Caroline Korenek; step-children, Brad Phillips and wife, Paula, Gail Wilson and husband, Audie; eight step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Myrle Snell, Dorothy Tyer, Agnes Hilton, Lena Fredericks, Margaret Stubblefield, Rosie Mae Stratton; brothers-in-law, Carrell Norsworthy, Roger Frederick, Lloyd Stubblefield, Daniel Stratton; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by first wife, Laura Tyer; brother, Elmer Tyer and sister, Inez Wilkins.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Henry D Tyer will be held Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Mr. Carl Allen and Mr. Mike Gibson officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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ROY CHOATE, SR.

March 14, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Roy Lynn Choate, Sr. will be held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Grady Gladden and Rev. Gene Kellum officiating. Interment will follow in the Fennell Family Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mr. Roy Lynn Choate, Sr., age 57, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Choate was born May 3, 1954 in Houston and lived in Houston County for the past 14 years. He was a member of the Tabernacle of Praise in Kennard. Survivors include wife, Deborah Choate of Crockett; children, Rena Green and husband, Chris of Houston; Blue Choate and wife, Kandias of Crockett and Ashley Choate of Crockett and Amanda Kulms and husband, Jerrod of Crockett; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Green, Logan Green, Ashton (Blue) Choate, Jaden Kulm, Lauryn Green and Landon Green; brother, Ray Choate and wife, Ginger of Bandera and sister, Belinda Aldrich of Conroe; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Roy Lynn Choate, Sr. will be held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Grady Gladden and Rev. Gene Kellum officiating. Interment will follow in the Fennell Family Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice in the Pines or the American Cancer Society.

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MILDRED G. JACKSON

March 14, 2012

Mrs. Mildred G. Jackson, age 96, of Houston passed away March 13, 2012 in Houston. Mrs. Jackson was born October 2, 1915. She is survived by children, Shirley Lowery, Roy Jackson, Alice Lohnes and Allen Jackson; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Feeland Jackson in 1999. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Mildred G. Jackson were held Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Davis Cemetery. Interment followed.

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JANICE FRANKLIN HAMMAN

March 12, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Janice Hamman will be held Friday, March 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Lovelady Antioch Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Janice Franklin Hamman, age 74, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012 in the Kindred Bay Area Hospital in Pasadena. Mrs. Hamman was born March 21, 1937 in Patroon, Shelby County, Texas and had resided in Lovelady for the past nineteen years. She was a member of the Lovelady Antioch Baptist Church. Mrs. Hamman was also a member of the Trinity Order of Eastern Star #186. Survivors include her sons, Franklin Preston Hamman, Jr. and Michael Jeffrey Hamman; grandsons, Shannon Hamman and David S. Hernandez; friend, Linda Beth Walker; beloved friend, Sonya Rocha and great-grandson, Damien Hernandez- all of Pasadena. Preceded in death by father, J. E. Franklin; mother, Beatrice Curry Franklin; husband, Franklin P. Hamman, Jr. and sister, Murlene Seay. Funeral services for Mrs. Janice Hamman will be held Friday, March 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Lovelady Antioch Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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LOIS STEPHENS HAMILTON

March 10, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Marie Stephens Hamilton will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jimmy C. Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Mrs. Lois Marie Stephens Hamilton, age 80, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Hamilton was born April 11, 1931 in Oklahoma and had resided here for over 30 years. Survivors include daughters, Patricia Arnold and husband, Jimmy of Woodsboro, Martha Clevenger and husband, Don of Athens and Sherri Rivers and husband, Floyd of Groveton; sons, Henry Stephens and wife, Donna of Douglass and Kelly Stephens and wife, Deidra of Crockett; grandchildren, Kody Stephens and wife, Katie, Kaleigh Stephens and Chris Jimenez, Kolton Stephens, Ashley Martin and husband, Marty, Krystal Rivers, Thomas (Bubba) Morgan, Jr, Holly Hollnagel and husband, Chris, Heather Overturf and husband, Brandon, Deborah Kirkland, Michelle Allen, Connie Raymond and husband, Jeff, Robin Arnold, Matt Rivers and wife, Fallon, Russell Rivers, Jennifer Stephens and Melissa Stephens; Twilia Howry and husband, Eric; nineteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie Bye of Kansas, Arcella Matlock of Athens and Marie Stephens of Athens; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Lora Baker; husband, Haskell Stephens; sons, Roger Stephens, Norman Stephens and Dale Stephens; grandson, Darren Kirkland; brother, Sonny Baker and sister Yvonne Harrison. Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Marie Stephens Hamilton will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jimmy C. Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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ROGER WARD

March 10, 2012

Mr. Roger Ward, Sr. age 71, of Crockett, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 in the ETMC-Tyler. Mr. Ward was born July 21, 1941 in Houston and had lived in Houston County most of his lifetime. He was a member of the New Energy Baptist Church and loved hunting and fishing. Survivors are wife, Norma Jean Ward of Grapeland; children, Barbara Vaughn of Grapeland, Debbie Parrish of Crockett, Carolyn Currie of Grapeland, Becky Morgan of Grapeland, Roger Ward Jr and girlfriend, Tina of Grapeland and Joseph Ward and wife, Becca of Ratcliff; grandchildren, Shane Smith, Kevin Vaughn, Jessica Vaughn, Donna Salinas, Stephen Johnson, Stephanie Tims, Mathew Johnson, Mark Johnson, Kristal Morgan, Kandace Boyd, Keith Morgan, Russell Ward, Nick Ward, Rachael Ward, Nathan Ward, Amber Ward, Ashley Ward, Adam Ward, Karley Leblanc, Trigger Leblanc and Hannah Horne; great-grandchildren, Brice, Jaime, Casey, Amaya, Kalynn, Jordan, Skyler, Jevin, Emily, Alex, Kiley, Bentley, Tessa, Kennedy, Jenny, Samuel, Gracie and Keaton; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by father, Joseph Earl Ward, mother, Elizabeth McIntyre Ward; grandson, Devin Parrish and two infant children.

A visitation will be held for family and friends Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

A private family memorial will be at a later date.

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LILA E. ALFORD

March 6, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Lila Crofford Alford, age 97, of Austonio, will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Boggs Cemetery. Family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Cherokee Children’s Home, P. O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX 76832.

Mrs. Lila Crofford Alford, age 97, of Austonio, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Temple. She was born on October 10, 1914 on the Mustang Prairie in Houston County, Texas, the sixth of eight children born to Matthew Washington and Georgia Edith Crofford. Lila lived most of her life in Austonio, the community of Ash. She and Charles lived 36 years in Houston before retiring back to Austonio. Lila was a Christian and was baptized into Christ at age 14 by Brother Ernest Witt in Mr. Owen Brown’s tank. She read her Bible every day and believed strongly and completely in prayer. Lila loved Gospel Hymns and was a member of the Ash Church of Christ. She lived faithful to her confession until her death.

Lila is survived by her children, Patsy Friday of Humble, Wendell Alford and wife, Glenda of Newellton, Louisiana, Nila Sparks and husband, Delvin of Salado; grandchildren, James M. (Hoppy) Friday and wife, Cindy, Tricia Friday Walker and husband, Paul, Peggy Friday Tate and husband, Scott, Greg Sparks and wife, Ann, Jennifer Sparks Scott and husband, Jeff, Shelby Alford Smith and husband, Daniel, Ashlin Alford Doyle and husband, Matt, and Whitney Alford; great-grandchildren, Doug Friday and wife, Leah, Nick Friday and wife, Alicia, Marc Friday, Amanda Friday Fisk and husband ,Roger, Cameron Walker and Meredith Tate, Emily, Stephanie, and Scott Sparks, Rachel, Abigail and Noah Scott, Charles Lane Smith and coming soon Baby Doyle; great-great grandchildren, Abby and Tessa Friday and Reese Friday; sisters, Mattie Womack of LaPorte, Mary Lee Vaden of the Ash Community and Doris Hallmark of Fort Worth; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charles Milton Alford; parents, Matthew W. and Georgia Edith Crofford; three sisters, Bessie Milliff, Ottice Allee, Tibble Brewton; brother, Marvin Crofford and son-in-law, James Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lila Crofford Alford will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Boggs Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. Pallbearers are Doug Friday, Nick Friday, Mark Friday, Cameron Walker, Daniel Smith, Matt Doyle, Jim (Hoppy) Friday and Greg Sparks. Honorary pallbearers are Scott Sparks, Noah Scott and Lane Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Cherokee Children’s Home, P. O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX 76832.

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EILEEN L. MARTISON

March 5, 2012

Mrs. Eileen L. Martison, age 94, of Crockett, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012. She was born March 19, 1917 in Premont, Texas and had lived in Crockett for the past 8 months. Mrs. Martison was a homemaker and a member of the Clark Memorial Methodist Church in Houston. Survivors include daughter, Shirley Dubose and husband, Wayne of Crockett; grandson, Darrell Dubose and wife, Suzie of O’Fallon, Illinois and great grandson, Tyler of O’Fallon, Illinois. Preceded in death by husband, Paul Martison and six sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eileen L. Martison will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:00 noon in the Houston National Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Tim Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Houston National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday until 5:00 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. Condolences for Mrs. Martison may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JOHN BLAIR

March 2, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Mr. John Blair of Lovelady will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery with Rev. Bob Lacey officiating. Interment following.

Mr. John G. Blair, Sr., age 66, of Lovelady, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at his residence in Lovelady. He was born January 9, 1946 in Altoona, Pennsylvania and had lived in Lovelady for the past 6 years. Mr. Blair was a member of the B. P. O. E. –Elks Lodge. He was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone and was a member of the Lovelady Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife, Brenda Blair of Lovelady; son, John Blair, Jr. and wife, Adonya of New York; sister-in-law, Martie Bruce of Virginia; nieces, Debbie Blair of Washington, D. C., Glenda Adams of Washington, D. C. Preceded in death by parents, Glenn and Rebecca Blair; brother, Howard “Skip” Blair and niece, Becky.

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NATHAN RODGERS

March 1, 2012

Mr. Nathan Dale Rodgers, age 60, of Weches, passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at his residence. He was born April 21, 1951 in Fort Worth, Texas and had lived in Weches for many years. Mr. Rodgers was a licensed Journeyman Plumber having worked for Jerry Ray Bobbitt. He was an outdoorsman and he never met a stranger. Mr. Rodgers loved small children. Survivors include sisters, Linda Reil and husband, James of Garland, Brenda K. Collinsworth and husband, John of Corsicana, Anita Rodgers Shelton and husband, Bob of Terrell; brothers, Larry Rodgers and wife, Sherri of Kentucky, Stephan Rodgers and wife, Stephanie of Forney; brother-in-law, Darrell McClung of Forney; aunt, Robbie Rodgers of Weches; cousins, Essie Kellum and husband, Kennon of Weches, Severn Rodgers and wife, Neta Jane of Weches; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Delores Rodgers; sister, Marsha McClung and brother, Paul James Rodgers.

Memorial services for Mr. Nathan Dale Rodgers will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. in the Weches Pentecostal Church with Rev. Michael Moore officiating. Condolences for Mr. Rodgers may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Nelda Marie Salmon Heath

February 29, 2012

Mrs. Nelda Marie Salmon Heath, age 85, passed away on February 15, 2012 following a brief illness. She was born on August 18,1926 in Grapeland, Texas. Her parents were William Fredrick Salmon and Alice Baker Salmon.

She married Fred Hubert Heath in 1945 after he returned home from the military during WWII. They made their home and life together on a farm in the Jones School House Community just north of Crockett.

Nelda was loved by all who knew her. She served her community in many ways over the years. She had been a member of the Latexo Garden Club, Worthy Grand Matron of the Eastern Star and a member of both the VFW and American Legion Ladies Auxiliaries. She was known for her love of life and she was passionate about her family and friends.

Nelda will be greatly missed by all. May she rest in peace with her Lord.

She is survived by one daughter, Fredia Hutcherson and son-in-law Bobby, of Crockett, one grandaughter, Tracy Hutcherson of Houston, one brother, Winsel Salmon and wife Jan of Crockett, beloved nieces, nephews and many cherished friends. Preceded in death by her parents, William Fredrick Salmon and Alice Baker Salmon; husband of 63 years, Fred Hubert Heath and an infant child.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Nelda Marie Salmon Heath will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4th in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion or V. F. W.

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DR. IRA J. YOUNG, JR.

February 28, 2012

Dr. Ira J. Young Jr. age 92, of Lovelady, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Dr. I. J. Young was born to Ira and Ella Young in Lovelady on June 28, 1919. He graduated as salutatorian of his class in 1936 and after graduating from Baylor University and Texas Dental College he enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1943 to 1946. Dr. Young’s dental practice was in Galveston where he served the community for over 30 years. He married Janette Walker of Trinity in 1941 and they enjoyed 69 years together until her death in 2010. In 1986, I. J. and Janette moved back into his Lovelady home. He served as chairman of the committee to create the Lovelady Community Park on the Old School Campus. He also was a contributing editor to the Houston County Courier with his frequent articles “Words of Tongue and Pen”, an active member of the Houston County Historical Commission and a lifetime member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Young faithfully attended both Lovelady First Baptist Church and the Lovelady First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his children, Cheryl Brien of Fort Worth, Ira Samuel Young and wife, Mary of Kaneohe, Hawaii and San Antonio, Julia McIntyre of Lovelady; five grandchildren, Jan Davis, Jeff Warren, Dana Moore, Eric McIntyre and Marilee Young and four great-grandchildren, Warren Davis, Autrey Moore, Marcus Moore, Jr. and Ella McIntyre. Preceded in death by his wife, Janette Young and parents, Ira and Ella Young.

Funeral services for Dr. Ira J. Young Jr. will be held Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lovelady First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jackie Snarr and Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Lovelady First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lovelady First Baptist Church or Lovelady First United Methodist Church. Condolences for Dr. Young may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JOE FRIZZELL

February 28, 2012

Mr. Joe Frizzell, age 81, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in the Houston County Nursing Home. He was born October 4, 1930 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime. Mr. Frizzell was a farmer and rancher and also worked as a factory worker. He was a member of the South Loop Church of Christ.

Survivors include sister, Billie Jean Beard and husband, Earl of Crockett; brother, Benford Frizzell and wife, Doris of Crockett; sister-in-law, Cora Frizzell of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Myrtle and Joe Frizzell; brothers, Ernest “Mutt” Frizzell and Paul “Moody” Frizzell; sisters, Jewel DeSmyter and Nell Huff; special uncle, Harvey Frizzell and love of his life, Velma Page.

Funeral services for Mr. Joe Frizzell will be held Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Michael Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Choice. Condolences for Mr. Frizzell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Aline Strange

February 27, 2012

Mrs. Aline Strange, age 91, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett. She was born September 27, 1920 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Crockett for over 50 years. Mrs. Strange was a housewife and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include sons, Curtis Strange of Lufkin, Jessie Strange of Crockett; niece, Fannie Petty of Lufkin and nephew, Tommy Beal of Lufkin. Preceded in death by husband, John C. Strange.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Aline Strange will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating. Interment will follow. Condolences for Mrs. Strange may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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DORT PRICE

February 27, 2012

Mr. Dort Price, age 85, of Pearland, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012 in Pearland. He was born November 5, 1926 in Harrison Town, Texas and had lived in Pearland for the past 3 years. Mr. Price was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II. He was a retired operator for Shell Oil Company.

Survivors include wife, Cleo Price of Pearland; children, LaVonne Whitesides and husband, Johnny of Rosharon, Crystal Price of Pearland; grandchildren, Lt. Col. Gene Whitesides and wife, Michaelle of Pennsylvania; great-grandchildren, Barret Whitesides of Pennsylvania, Morgan Whitesides of Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Ruby Adler and husband, Albert of Crockett; brothers-in-law, Dewitt Rains and wife, Joyce of Crockett, Jay Rains and wife, Joyce of Crockett; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother, Willie Harrison Price; father, Pleas Price; sister, Beila Alfred and husband, Elzie; grandson, Dean Ray Whitesides; sister-in-law, Dorothy Rains; brothers-in-law, Edwin Rains and Carl H. Rains; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Ada Belle Rains.

Funeral services for Mr. Dort Price will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Military graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in the South Park Cemetery in Pearland with Rev. Russell Cravens officiating. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church, 401 S. 7th, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Price may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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NANCY HARRIETT SALISBURY

February 21, 2012

Mrs. Nancy Harriett Salisbury, age 91, of Buffalo, previously of Houston County, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 in the Copper Creek Plaza in Buffalo. She was born August 4, 1920 in Milam County, Texas and had lived in Houston County for 18 years, previously living in Woodville and Freeport. She was a housewife and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lovelady.

Survivors include son, Ben Salisbury of Houston; daughters, Earline Greer and husband, Ray of Clermont, Florida, Doris Owens and husband, Allen of Bryan, Nancy Montgomery and husband, John of Marquez; grandchildren, Tracy Salisbury of Houston, Benjy Salisbury of Houston, Kathleen Wilham and husband, John of Sandy, Utah, Warren Greer and wife, Marketa of Lexington, Kentucky, Ray Allen Owens of Lake Jackson, Lorna Owens of Houston, Corey Owens and wife, Dena of Bryan, Leah Owens Armiadache and husband, Salim of Austin, Scott Montgomery of Bryan, Brian Montgomery of Austin, great-grandchildren, Julia and Laura Wilham of Sandy, Utah, Jackson and Grayson Owens of Bryan, Kaitlyn and Megan Montgomery of Bryan; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Preceded in death by husband, Earsel Salisbury; mother, Sara Lola Deen Warren; father, Frank Warren; step-father, Thomas P. Bankston; and sisters, Frankie Holliman and Gertrude Wanoreck.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Harriett Salisbury will be held Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. 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 Thee Hospice, P. O. Box 6548, Huntsville, Texas 77342-6548. Condolences for Mrs. Salisbury may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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EVA JEAN “MISS JEAN” LANGFORD

February 20, 2012

Mrs. Eva Jean “Miss Jean” Langford, age 63, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 at her residence. She was born January 31, 1949 in Houston County, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Crockett. Mrs. Langford had worked as a child care provider. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett and she attended North Loop Baptist Church.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Larry and April Langford of Crockett; mother, Pearl Tims of Belott; sisters, Sue Wink and husband, Jr. of Kennard, Judy Hopson and husband, Danny of Crockett, Deborah Pyle and husband, Tony of Crockett; brothers, Bobby Tims and wife, Helen of Belott, David Tims and wife, Dorothy of Tonopah, Arizona, Authur Tims of Belott; special friends, Donna Smith of Crockett, Kristina Waldrep of Crockett; special “granddaughter”, Shelby Waldrep of Crockett; special “son”, Kevin Hopson of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, T. J. “Bo” Langford in 1998; father, Olen Tims in 1991; nephews, Robert Tims in 1994 and Chris Tims in 2000 and niece, Melissa Tims Williford in 2002.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Jean “Miss Jean” Langford will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Lowery and Rev. Keeney Dickenson officiating. Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835 or The Arthur Temple Cancer Center, 1201 W. Frank, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for Mrs. Langford may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LOVETTA MAYHUGH

February 17, 2012

Mrs. Lovetta Faye Mayhugh, age 69, of Crockett, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Mayhugh was born June 28, 1942 in Merkle, Texas and had lived in Houston County for many years. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Cindy and Lanny Jeffcoat of Crosby; Carlotta Faye and Victor Gonzales of Pflugerville, Pam and Mike McKay of Crockett, Terry and Mary Mayhugh of Crockett and Melanie Mayhugh and Kevin Smith of Crockett; grandchildren, Jeremy, April, Marcy, Lacy, Jenna, Lindsey, Michael, Victoria, Steven, Kase, Cade, Cory, Allison, Cassie, Ethan, Chris and Karen; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Colby, Colin, Peyton, Miles, Jay and Eli; brother, William Smith and sisters, Jean Griffith, Loree Hill and Jennie Hollowell. She was preceded in death by husband, O. F. “Butch” Mayhugh and brothers and sisters, Alvin Smith, Wallace Smith, Robert Smith, Mary Laughlin, Ora Vee Smith and Carl Smith.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lovetta Faye Mayhugh will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Westside Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Meadows and Mr. Victor Gonzales officiating. Interment will follow in the Post Oak Cemetery in Oglesby, Texas. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church or charity of choice. Condolences for Mrs. Mayhugh may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LINDA SMITH LANE

February 17, 2012

Mrs. Linda Smith Lane, age 65, of Lovelady, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 in the Methodist Hospital in Houston. She was born January 23, 1947 at the Crockett Clinic in Crockett, Texas and had lived in Lovelady most of her lifetime. Mrs. Lane had worked as a records clerk for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Lovelady.

Survivors include husband, Marion Lane of Lovelady; daughters, Lisa Allen and husband, Patrick of Lovelady, Janna Jacob and husband, Jim of Willis; grandchildren, Andrew Allen of Huntsville, Emily Allen of Denton, Aaron Holbrook of Willis, brothers and sisters, Melvin Smith and wife, Linda of Grapeland, Marthalene Doshier and husband, Jim of Huntsville, Allen Ray “Buddy” Smith and wife, Ellen of Pennington, Janet Henley and husband, Glen of Midway, Archie “Bugs” Smith and wife, Trisha of Groveton, Cindy Eastepp and husband, Donald of Lufkin; sisters-in-law, Nan Boatright and husband, Ed of Kerrville, Joan Little of Lovelady, Cora Alford and husband, Don of Alvin, Doris Welch and husband, Tooter of Holly, Polly Tipton and husband, Johnny of Kennedale, Nellie Lane of Trinity; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Archie and Allene Smith.

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Smith Lane will be held Monday, February 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Lovelady with Rev. Scott Matthews, Rev. Mitchell Kleckley and Rev. Jared Burt officiating. Interment will follow in the Flat Prairie 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 South East Region Life Gift, 2510 Westridge Street, Houston, Texas 77054. Condolences for Mrs. Lane may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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NELDA HEATH

February 16, 2012

Memorial services for Mrs. Nelda Heath of Crockett are pending.

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HENRY RICHARDSON MILLER III

February 14, 2012

Mr. Henry Richardson Miller III, age 90, of Deer Park, passed away February 14, 2012 in Deer Park. Mr. Miller was born August 29, 1921 in Plainview, Texas. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II. Mr. Miller was a retired baker.

Survived by daughter, Letha Rochelle Minter; sons, David Wayne Gee and wife, Brenda, Henry Benjamin Miller and wife, Susan, Rickey Eugene Miller; brothers and sisters, Robert Reese Miller, Francis Josephine Miller-Schull, Mary Nell Bleekner, Juanita Chriswell Miller, Lonnie Clark Miller; sister-in-law, Betty Morrison; grandchildren, Amy Marie Gee, Cody Dewayne Robinson, Henry Benjamin Miller, Jr. and wife, Lacy, Brittany Jean Miller and husband, Spencer, Lawrence Euke Minter and wife, Bobbi, and Ricky Mirle Bell;eleven great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by loving wife, Mary Ella Marsh Miller; sisters and brothers, Prundence Miller-Donald, Jimmy Miller, Billy Mac Miller, Lela Mae Miller-Hackler, David Miller and granddaughter, Milissa Ann Funk.

Funeral services for Mr. Henry Richardson Miller III will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the McCarter Cemetery. Family will receive friends beginning Saturday morning. Condolences for Mr. Miller may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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GERALDINE LEWIS

February 13, 2012

Mrs. Geraldine Lewis, age 87, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 in the Houston County Nursing Home. She was born June 5, 1924 in Corning, Iowa and was a resident of Crockett since 1974. She was a housewife and mother. Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Survivors include children, Shirley Teeter of Kaufman, Betty Kay Hunt of Springfield, Missouri , John Lewis and wife, Kathy of Joplin, Missouri, Carl Lewis of Kaufman, Jacky Lewis and wife, Rhonda of Crockett, Helen Steel of Crockett, JoAnn Tucker and husband, Cliff of Cushing; 29 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by husband of 65 years, Woodrow M. Lewis, Sr.; parents, Wilton and Sylvia Miller; sons, Woodrow M. Lewis, Jr. and Frank Lewis; daughter, Dorothy Lewis; grandson, Marshall Tucker; two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services for Mrs. Geraldine Lewis will be held Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. John Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Lewis may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LOU ELLA BUCKNER

February 10, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Ella Buckner will be held Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Lou Ella Buckner, age 91, of Kennard, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2012 in Houston. She was born January 6, 1921 in Oakgrove, Louisiana and was a resident of Kennard for the past 30 years. Mrs. Buckner was a housewife and a member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

Survivors include husband, Hollis Wayne Buckner of Kennard; daughters, Mignon English of Houston, Mignette Polk of Houston; granddaughters, Karen Rushing of Houston, Tammy Hall of Dickinson; grandson, Joe Spinks, Jr. of Humble; four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, A. Lee McGrew of Monroe, Louisiana; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, J. W. and Ella McGrew; three sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Ella Buckner will be held Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Albertine Luker Orndorff

February 8, 2012

Mrs. Albertine Luker Brockett Orndorff, age 91, of Lufkin, previously of Ratcliff, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin. She was born April 18, 1920 in Ratcliff, Texas to the late Will and Irene (Dowdy) Luker and was formerly as resident of Houston for 28 years where she was employed as a cashier until she retired. Upon retirement she moved back to Ratcliff and then to Lufkin until her passing. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Donald Brockett of Sacramento, California; four step-daughters, Loretta, Barbara, Beverly and Lana; one sister, Ruth English of Lufkin; nine grandchildren, Sherry and Lynn Batey, Sandy English and Donald, Daniel and Alicia Brockett, Christine and Mike Green, Amber and Rick Arias, Robin Ruport, Susanne Craycraft, Kay Kay Wilson and J. R. Wilson; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; special friends Dewey and Susy Foreman and Faye Wilcox. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lloyd Brockett in 1976 and Clyde Orndorff in1990; two daughters, Pat English in 1998 and Kay McCann in 1996; one son-in-law, Bobby English in 2011; her beloved grandson, David Wilson in 2007; four brothers, Atmar Luker, Robert Earl Luker, Morris Luker and Joe Luker; other relatives and a host of dear and loving friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Albertine Luker Brockett Orndorff will be held Monday, February 13, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Young officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon Cemetery Association, Rt. 1 Box 94A, Kennard, Texas 75847. Condolences for Mrs. Orndorff may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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MARY ANN PATRICK

February 8, 2012

Mrs. Mary Ann (Hamb) Patrick, age 68, of Latexo, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Patrick was born on March 17, 1943 in Houston County. She was a housewife, parts manager, bookkeeper and an office manager. Mrs. Patrick was a member of the Latexo Baptist Church.

Survivors include husband, Jackson Carroll “Pat” Patrick of Latexo; her children, Debra Scruggs and husband, Roy of Avalon, Johnny Patrick and wife, Mandy of Austonio; grandchildren, Morgan Skye Scruggs of Avalon and Jackson James “JJ” Patrick of Austonio; sisters and brothers, Joe Hamb and wife, Lillian of Lufkin, Loretta Page of Canton, Danny Hamb and wife, Maxine of Dallas, Luna Rae McCulley and husband, Wesley of Canton; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Joe W. and Flora (Green) Hamb and sister, Clara Card

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann (Hamb) Patrick will be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Bill Jones and Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Porter Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Patrick may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Dwight Richard Page

FEBRUARY 4, 2012

Services for Dwight Richard Page will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 1:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Crockett, Texas, Dr. Jerry House officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Lovelady, TX. Visitation will be Monday February 6, 2012 from 6-8pm at Callaway Allee Funeral Home in Crockett, TX. Dwight Richard Page, age 61, of Taylor, TX passed away Saturday February 4, 2012. Saturday, a loving husband, father & grandfather unexpectedly left this world to be with the Lord. Dwight was born on January 28th, 1951 in Houston, TX. He attended Jessie H. Jones High School and graduated from the University of Houston in 1974 earning a BBA. Dwight was employed by Houston Lighting and Power for 27 years & presently employed by ERCOT in the Austin area. Dwight Richard Page is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Charlotte Page of Taylor, children, Bryan Page & wife Lisa of Austin, Derrick Page & wife Jody of Austin and daughter, Holly Page of Austin; brother, David Page & wife Judy of Houston; sister Juanita Gish of Houston; grandchildren, Logan & Victoria Page of Austin; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Karen and David Rice of Lovelady, Gloria and Kerry Mongeau of Dallas; nieces, Hannah Mongeau, Amy Kobuck & Pamela Thompson; nephew Garrett Mongeau; great niece, Lilah Thompson.

Dwight is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Richard Page & Roslyn Gray Page; his beloved Mother-in-law, Mary Reynolds & Father-in-law, Wayland Dale Reynolds.

Services will be held Tuesday Feb. 7, 2012 at 1:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Crockett, Texas, Dr. Jerry House officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Lovelady, TX. Visitation will be Monday February 6, 2012 from 6-8pm at Callaway Allee Funeral Home in Crockett, TX. Dwight will be terribly missed by all he met along his earthly journey. Dwight leaves many, many friends and loved ones who will grieve deeply & he will be terribly missed by all. Condolences for Mr. Page may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Neil Johnson

FEBRUARY 4, 2012

Mr. Neil Johnson, age 80, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. He was born November 17, 1931 in Kennard and had lived most of his lifetime in Crockett. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was retired owner and operator of Johnson Saw and Lawn Mower Shop in Crockett. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Arkansas.

Survivors include wife, Nadine Cheatham Johnson of Crockett; daughters, Connie Gail Poag and husband, Stephen of California, Cheryl Dodge and husband, Bryan of Crockett; step-son, Steven Fannin and wife, Susan of Georgia; grandchildren, Brandy Poag, Corinna Poag, Jason Poag, Nicole James and Justin Hayes; great-grandchildren, Kenny, Brandon, Brandon, Sierra, Sadie and Buddy; sister, Alma Kasper of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, C. C. and Sue Johnson and brother, C. C. “Bubba” Johnson.

Funeral services for Mr. Neil Johnson will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Steve Meadows officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilgrim Cemetery in Elkhart. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761. Condolences for Mr. Johnson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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ROBERT PACE

FEBRUARY 1, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Pace will be held Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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MARY JANE DOMINY

FEBRUARY 1, 2012

Mrs. Mary Jane Dominy, age 83, of Pennington, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012 in the Methodist Hospital in Houston. She was born September 8, 1928 in Bald Prairie, Robertson County, Texas and had lived in Pennington since she was the age of 6. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Groveton. Mrs. Dominy had worked and retired from the Department of Agriculture.

Survivors include husband, M. Q. Dominy of Pennington; son, Wayne Dominy of Pennington; daughter, Susan Bayne and husband, Bill of Spring; grandchildren, Leslie Gonzalez and husband, Dooley of Hillsboro, Lori Gallagher and husband, Tony of Belton, William Bayne of Spring, Brian Bayne of Spring, Emily Harrington and husband, Edward of Natchitoches, Louisiana; great-grandchildren, Elisabeth, Nicolas, Katelynn Gonzalez, Madison Gonzalez and Jake Gallagher; brothers, Richard Arnold of Wharton, Thomas Hale Arnold of Hurst; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Alice Arnold and brothers, Odell Arnold, Homer Arnold, Bill Arnold, Edwin Arnold, Noble Arnold and Henry Stone Arnold.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Dominy will be held Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Pennington Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Dominy may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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GLENNA DAWSON MEDINA

JANUARY 30, 2012

Mrs. Glenna Dawson Medina, age 68, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, January 30, 2012 at her residence. She was born February 23, 1943 in Pensacola, Florida and was a resident of Holly for the past 21 years. Mrs. Medina was a member and past secretary of the Houston County Child Welfare Board. She was also a member of the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church in Crockett where she had served on the Ladies Guild and as a Eucharist Minister.

Survivors include husband, Louis A. Medina of Holly; son, Larry R. Medina and wife, Kristy of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Kendra Sosa and husband, Alex of Houston, P. F. C. Stephen Medina of Washington State; great-grandchild, Alex; brother, Sam C. Dawson and wife, Leslie of Austin; sisters, Frances Wiechkoske and husband, Jim, Jean Higgins and husband, Earl, Janice Syphrett and husband, Bobby, Jeanette Brown and husband, Floyd all of The Woodlands; brother-in-law, Pete Medina and wife, Janie of Houston; eight very precious nieces and one nephew; numerous other relatives.

Funeral services for Mrs. Glenna Dawson Medina will be held Thursday, January 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church with Father Ranjan officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Brookside Memorial Park in Houston. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County Child Welfare Board, P. O. Box 481, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Medina may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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RUBY JEWEL ROBERTS

JANUARY 29, 2012

Mrs. Ruby Jewel Roberts, age 95, of Conroe, previously of Crockett, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012 in Conroe. She was born in Many, Louisiana on November 8, 1917 and had moved to Crockett in 1957. Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker and had worked at Brookshire’s Grocery for over 20 years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Crockett. Survivors include, her eldest son, Charles W. Roberts and wife, June of Conroe; youngest son, Jimmy T. Roberts and wife, Betty of Spring; grandchildren, Christy Stanley of Conroe, Sherrie Roberts of Conroe, Rachel Jack and husband, Robin of Hebron, Kentucky, Bobby Roberts and Gail Cook of Latexo; great-grandchildren, Kasie Howell, Kealie Howell, Kayden Davidson, Cori Stanley, Bree Baker, Archer Jack, Brad Roberts, Adam Roberts, Josh Roberts and Austin Roberts; sisters, Doris Hogue and husband, Junior of Arlington, Dorothy Dortch of Shreveport, Louisiana; special friends, Joyce and Pat Patterson of Latexo. Preceded in death by husband, Joe C. Roberts; sons, Doyle Roberts and Ronald Roberts; grandson, Carl Dean Roberts; sisters, Marie Hardin and Velma Mitchell; brother, Virgil Turner; father and mother, Walter Turner and Pearl (Patterson) Turner.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Jewel Roberts will be held Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences for Mrs. Roberts may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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GEORGE “PERK” HALLMARK

JANUARY 29, 2012

Mr. Perk Hallmark passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012 in Lufkin. Funeral services will be held Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

Mr. George Perry “Perk” Hallmark, age 71, of Kennard, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin. He was born August 25, 1940 in Arbor and had lived in Kennard. Mr. Hallmark was a veteran of the United States Army. He was member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church where he served on the board of trustees. Mr. Hallmark was retired having worked as a design engineer for Cameron Iron Works for 30 years.

Survivors include wife, Patsy Ann Powell Hallmark of Kennard; son, Byron Lynn Hallmark and wife, Kendra Kay of Cypress; grandsons, Kyle Brandon Hallmark of Cypress, Aaron Michael Hallmark of Cypress; brother, Terry Von Hallmark and wife, Sue of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, V. B. and Rachel (Tatum) Hallmark and sister, Marianne Hallmark Murchison.

Funeral services for Mr. George Perry “Perk” Hallmark will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Terry Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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B. L. PETERSON, JR.

JANUARY 27, 2012

Memorial services for Mr. B. L. Peterson, Jr. will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church in Crockett with Rev. John Goss officiating.

Mr. B. L. Peterson, Jr., age 80, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012 at his residence. He was born October 12, 1931 in Cypress, Texas and was a resident of Crockett for the past 43 years. Mr. Peterson was a retired 3rd generation Dairy Farmer and member of the Central Baptist Church in Crockett where he served as deacon.

Survived by wife, Kathy Peterson of Crockett; children, Susan May and husband, Roy of Crockett, Sandra Ramirez and husband, Caeser of Houston, Eric Peterson and wife, Deborah of Latexo; grandchildren, Amanda Moss and husband, Rev. Jeremiah of Atlanta, Daniel May of Crockett, Evan Peterson of Grapeland, Ethan Peterson of Grapeland, Eron Peterson of Grapeland and Caeser Ramirez, Jr. of Houston; great grandchildren, Jeremiah “Wade” Moss of Atlanta, Madilynn Moss of Atlanta and Kathryn “Kate” Moss of Atlanta; brother, Lloyd Peterson and wife, Betty of Grapeland; sister, Leotha McDonald of Houston; mother in law, Versel “Beth” Possoit; numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives, as well as several step-grandchildren and step- great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, B.L. Peterson, Sr. and Ruby Stivers Peterson.

Memorial services for Mr. B. L. Peterson, Jr. will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church with Rev. John Goss officiating. 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. Peterson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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HAROLD DENMAN LUCE, JR.

JANUARY 26, 2012

Mr. Harold Denman Luce, Jr., age 62, of Pharr, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at McAllen Heart Hospital. He was born October 25, 1949 to Earline and Harold Denman Luce, Sr. After wedding his love Kathy Hermes they settled in Pharr, TX to raise their family. Harold served for 30 years as a produce inspector for the USDA and happily retired in 2005. He was lovingly known as the “idea man” by his family and loved doing creative projects and writing poetry. “Laughter through tears, my favorite emotion.”

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Luce, children, Georgia and Moses Gunesch and Sarah and Joshua Hansen, mother and step-father, Earline and G.C. Shanks, sister and brother in law, Dianne and Mike Taylor and numerous loving family members and devoted friends.

Memorial services for Mr. Harold Deman Luce, Jr. will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Skinner Silva Funeral Home on West Sam Houston in Pharr. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the New Energy Cemetery. Interment will follow.The family suggest memorial donations be made in his name to the New Energy Cemetery Association, 9270 State Hwy 21 East, Crockett, TX 75835. Condolences for Mr. Luce may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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MARY TAMSEY COOK

JANUARY 23, 2012

Mrs. Mary Tamsey Cook, age 74, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at her residence with her husband and her friend, Wanda Sheppard by her side. She was born September 25, 1937 in McDowell County, West Virginia and had lived in Crockett for the past 6 years. Mrs. Cook was a housewife and attended the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her loving, devoted husband of 48 years, Fred Wallace Cook; brother, Otis Anglin of Columbus, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews who dearly loved her and will miss her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Martha Anglin; 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Tamsey Cook were held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, Tennessee. Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, , Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Condolences for Mrs. Cook may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

The family wishes to thank Aftercare Nursing of Crockett, TX and Heart to Heart Hospice of Lufkin, TX for their loving care during her time of need. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all her nurses and medical staff; and a special thank you to Sherry, her hospice nurse for all her loving care.

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KELCIE HOPKINS

JANUARY 21, 2012

Military graveside funeral services for Mr. Kelcie Hopkins will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Energy Cemetery. Interment will follow.

Mr. Kelcie Hopkins, age 98, of Bedias, passed away Friday, January 20, 2012 in the Riverwood Healthcare in Madisonville. He was born October 17, 1913 in Dierks, Arkansas. Mr. Hopkins was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a member of the Bobby Twitty Am Vet Post # 105 in Bedias. Mr. Hopkins was a retired boiler operator and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include daughter, Karla Hardamon and husband, Lonnie of Bedias; grandchildren, John C. Hopkins and wife, Carrie of Montgomery, Stephanie Hardamon of Bedias, Misty Elesby and husband, Mike of Houston; great-grandchildren, Kindra and Coleton; sister-in-law, Lydia Grady of Malakoff; nieces, Pam Akens of Roswell, New Mexico, Cindy Jackson of Malakoff, Jane Finch of Albuquerque, New Mexico; great-nieces, Emily Aaron of Malakoff, Audra Aaron of Malakoff, Angela Jackson of Malakoff. Preceded in death by wife of 51 years, Judy Hopkins in 2000; and son, John Hopkins in 2002.

Military graveside funeral services for Mr. Kelcie Hopkins will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Energy Cemetery with Rev. Steve Meadows officiating. Interment will follow. Condolences for Mr. Hopkins may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JAMES BUFORD BOWMAN, SR.

JANUARY 18, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. James Buford Bowman, Sr., age 70, of Crockett, will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jessie Taylor and Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment will follow in the Rockland Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank in Tyler or the Food Pantry at Harvest Church in Crockett.

Mr. James Buford Bowman, Sr., age 70, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. He was born September 18, 1941 in Holly Ridge, Louisiana and was a resident of Crockett since 1981. Mr. Bowman was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam War. He had worked as a cementer and was a member of the Harvest Church. Survivors include wife, Irma Mae Bowman of Crockett; sons, James Bowman, Jr. and wife, Zeena of League City, Joseph Bowman and wife, Betina of Crockett, Jevon Bowman of Crockett; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; mother, Vera Bowman of Crockett; brother, Dennis Bowman and wife, Judy of Crockett; step-children, Bonita Carpenter and husband, David of Grapeland; Wonda Corcoran and husband, Buddy of Huntsville, Hubert Conarroe and wife, Missy of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by father, Buford Bowman.

Funeral services for Mr. James Buford Bowman, Sr. will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jessie Taylor and Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment will follow in the Rockland Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank, P.O. Box 6974 Tyler, Texas 75711or the Food Pantry at Harvest Church, 1403 E. Loop 304, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Bowman may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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PAULA ANN TARVER

JANUARY 16, 2012

Mrs. Paula Ann Tarver, age 64, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 at her residence. She was born December 15, 1947 in Ville Platte, Louisiana and had lived the past 7 years in Crockett. Mrs. Tarver was a retired L.V.N. and was a member of the Grapeland Baptist Church. Survivors include sons, Hollis Scott, Jr. and wife, Shannon of Pooler, Georgia, Jason Tarver of Crockett; step-son, Austin Tarver and wife, Susan of Pittsburg, step-daughters, Elouise Sims and husband, Robert of Center Hill, Florida, Sherry Hill of Pasadena, Terry Tarver of Kerrville; grandchildren, Hope Tarver, Christina Tarver and McKayla Scott; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by son, Christopher Tarver and husband, Hollis Tarver.

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REV. HAROLD SHIRLEY

JANUARY 14, 2012

Rev. Harold Shirley passed away Saturday, January 14, 2011. Funeral services for Rev. Harold Shirley will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Monday from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

Rev. Harold Shirley, age 76, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born January 20, 1935 in Coryell County, Texas and was a resident of Crockett since 1977, previously living in Oglesby, Texas. Bro. Shirley was the Pastor of Austonio Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Patsy Shirley of Crockett; sons, Jeff Shirley and wife, Pam of Heath, Terry Shirley and wife, Janita of Crockett, Aaron Shirley and wife, Mary of Rockwall; grandchildren, Amanda Authement and husband, Philip of Rockwall, Nick Shirley of Dallas, Melissa Shirley of Waco, Jessica Shirley of Jacksonville, Jeremie Shirley of Crockett, John Ryan Shirley of Crockett, Nicolas Shirley of Rockwall and Mathew Shirley of Rockwall; brothers, Carroll Shirley and wife, Jane of Gatesville, Joe Frank Shirley of Waco, Billy Don Shirley of Waco, Eugene Shirley and wife, Linda of Moody, Wayne Shirley and wife, J of San Antonio; sister, Nita Ruth Schaub and husband, Reid of Lampasas; Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Joe Frank and Ruth Shirley and sister, Gladys Lowery.

Funeral services for Rev. Harold Shirley will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church with Rev. Clint Lowery and Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Monday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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ARTHUR IRWIN

JANUARY 12, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Mr. A. E. “Arthur” Irwin will be held Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the North Creek Cemetery in Leon County with Rev. Steve Meadows officiating. Interment will follow.

Mr. A. E. “Arthur” Irwin, age 91, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012 in the Houston County Nursing Home. He was born October 16, 1920 in Palestine, Texas and had lived in Crockett since 1976. Mr. Irwin was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force having served during World War II. Mr. Irwin was a member of the Crockett Rotary Club and First Baptist Church in Palestine. He was retired having worked as manager of the A. S. C. S. office.

Survivors include wife, Elsie Raines Irwin of Crockett; daughter, Susan Bass of Crockett; son, David Irwin and wife, Zoe of Palestine; grandchildren, Michael Irwin and wife, Rosalynn of El Paso, Carey Bass Powell and husband, Brandon of Jacksonville, Robin Irwin Black and husband, Jason of Palestine, Sara Bass of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Riley, Hunter, Elise, Hudson, Karen and Franco; numerous other relatives.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. A. E. “Arthur” Irwin will be held Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the North Creek Cemetery in Leon County with Rev. Steve Meadows officiating. Interment will follow. Condolences for Mr. Irwin may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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BETTYE FREEMAN

JANUARY 8, 2012

Mrs. Bettye Ann Bagwell Freeman of Lovelady passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services for Mrs. Bettye Freeman will be held Tuesday, January 10 , 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Lovelady First Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lovelady First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Bettye Ann Bagwell Freeman, age 64, of Lovelady, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Freeman was born March 13, 1947 in Freeport, Texas and was a resident of Lovelady since 1971. She was a member of the Weldon Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and First Baptist Church in Lovelady where she had served as the church pianist and organist for many years. Mrs. Freeman had worked as an accountant and office manager for Jesse L. Stephens C. P. A. for 25 years. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Stacy and Jennifer Freeman of Lovelady; grandchildren, Cody Allen Freeman of Lovelady and Courtney Lea Freeman of Lovelady; brother and sister-in-law, Montie and Melinda Bagwell of Lovelady; nephew, Shane Bagwell; great-nephews, Grayson Bagwell and Garrett Bagwell; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by husband, Richard Freeman; parents, Hugh and Jackie Bagwell; and nephew, Montie Hugh “Butch” Bagwell II.

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ann Bagwell Freeman will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Lovelady with Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating. Interment will follow in the Center Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening 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-Lovelady. Condolences for Mrs. Freeman may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JEWEL JUNE HARTT

JANUARY 7, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel June Hartt will be held Monday, January 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery. Visitation will began Monday morning.

Mrs. Jewel June Hartt, age 67, of Vidor passed away Friday, January 6, 2012 in the Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Mrs. Hartt was born June 2, 1944 in Crockett and had lived in Houston County most of her lifetime. She was a housewife and also a welder. Mrs. Hartt was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include daughter, Judy Guidry of Vidor; son, Jack Hartt of Lumberton; three grandchildren, P. J. Hartt, Bradley Guidry and Brian Guidry; sister, Mary Jane Howard and husband, Jack of Pennington and brother, Roy Wimer and wife, Frances. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Mrs. Hartt was preceded in death by son Paul Douglas Hartt.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel June Hartt will be held Monday, January 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery. Visitation will began Monday morning.

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BILLY JOHN ADAMS

JANUARY 2, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Billy John Adams, age 82, of Weldon, will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery with Rev. Joe Galleagos and Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating. Interment will follow.

Mr. Billy John Adams, age 82, of Weldon, passed away Monday, January 02, 2012 at his residence. He was born April 12, 1929 in Weldon, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in Weldon. Mr. Adams had worked for Bowen Tools Inc. and had retired from the Texas Department of Corrections. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include wife, Barbara Annette Adams; children, Johnny F. Adams, Rickey J. Adams, Mary S. Sessions, Sherry A. Otto, Gerald W. Sousley, Richard G. Sousley, Kathy I. Jones; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; five brothers; two sisters; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie R. and Lillie Adams and two brothers.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Billy John Adams will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery with Rev. Joe Galleagos and Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating. Interment will follow.

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DON RICE

DECEMBER 28, 2011

Memorial services for Mr. Don Rice will be held Friday, December 30, 2011 in the Antioch Baptist Church in Lovelady with Dr. Jerry House officiating.

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THOMAS BENFORD HARRISON

DECEMBER 28, 2011

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Benford Harrison will be held Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Conner Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Thomas Benford Harrison, age 71, of Kennard, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in the Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin. He was born June 17, 1940 in Houston County, Texas and was a lifetime resident of Kennard. Mr. Harrison served in the Texas National Guard. He was a 32 degree mason and member of the Coltharp Masonic Lodge # 419. Mr. Harrison served on the Kennard School Board for 20+ years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennard. He was a rancher and owned and operated Benford Harrison Timber for 40+ years.

Survivors include wife, Ethel Harrison of Kennard; son, Troy Harrison and wife, Kathy of Pasadena; grandsons, Donavon and Dalton Harrison of Pasadena; nephew, Jessie D. Harrison and wife, Kathy of Kennard; great-nephew, Jonathan Harrison and wife, Janie of Kennard; great-niece, Jessica Johnston and son, Tristan of Kennard; sisters-in-law, Sara Harrison of Crockett, Viola Best of Kennard, Gay Conner of Kennard; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by daughter, Rhonda Kay Harrison; parents, Otis and Mary Dell Harrison; brother, John Ed Harrison; nephew, Eddie Ray Harrison and niece, Teresa Harrison Taylor.

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Benford Harrison will be held Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Durham and Rev. Grady Gladden officiating. Interment will follow in the Conner Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Condolences for Mr. Harrison may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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C. A. GOLDMAN

DECEMBER 28, 2011

Funeral services for Mr. C. A. Goldman will be held Friday, December 30, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. Charles Goodson officiating. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. C. A. Goldman, age 72, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in the Whitehall Nursing Center. He was born March 26, 1939 in Kennard, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime. Mr. Goldman was a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 A. F. and A. M. He had worked as a logging contractor and was also a member of the Central Baptist Church in Crockett. Survivors include wife of 50 years, Carolyn Parks Goldman of Crockett; children, Gaye Lehenbauer and husband, John of Longview, Charlie Goldman of Crockett; grandchildren, Coy Allen Goldman of Crockett, John Taylor Lehenbauer of Longview, Grant Austin Lehenbauer of Longview; sisters, Bonnie Trammell of Kennard, Sharon Owens of Houston, Debra Lee of Houston, Brenda Dominy of Kennard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Marie Goldman and brothers, Karl Goldman and Jack Goldman.

Funeral services for Mr. C. A. Goldman will be held Friday, December 30, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Central Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Goodson officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Ken Graham, Raymond Langford, John Harold Allen, Bobby Minter, Dorman Lucas and Leon Stubblefield. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Grisham and Jim Griffen. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Condolences for Mr. Goldman may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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TED JEFFERIES

DECEMBER 27, 2011

Funeral services for Mr. Phillip Ted Jefferies will be held Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church with Rev. Ottis Byers. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church, Lovelady Antioch Cemetery Association or St. Jude’s Hospital.

Mr. Phillip Ted Jefferies, age 61, of Lovelady, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 26, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. He was born February 12, 1950 in Phoenix, Arizona to Phillip and Virginia Jefferies. He grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico. After graduated from High School, he moved to the Clear Lake area with his family where he attended The University of Houston while working with his Dad in the building business. During this time he met and married Debbie Weatherly January 3, 1970. This happy union was to last until he passed away with her by his side. Mr. Jefferies was in the Air Force during the first years of their marriage, but kept his hand in the building business for 20 years, building homes featured in Houston Home and Garden Magazine and The Woodlands Show of Homes in The Woodlands, Texas. He became a born again Christian in 1982 and in 1986 surrendered to the ministry. Mr. Jefferies pastured First Baptist Church- Friday, Westside Baptist Church -Crockett and First Baptist Church- Lovelady. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth on May 8, 1992. Mr. Jefferies touched many lives with his biblical insights and tender prayers. In 1993 he began working with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and worked there for 18 years. He was serving as Sergeant at Eastham at the time of his passing. His ultimate joy came from his family life. Mr. Jefferies loved to support them in any way possible by helping with chores, projects, play games, hunting, fishing, shopping for them and giving them little surprise gifts when he got home. Whether watching Justis playing sports or teaching Jackson how to hunt, his grandchildren were always a light in his life. Time spent with his wife, children and grandsons was precious to him, as he often expressed that he considered them his greatest gift from God.

Survivors include wife, Deborah Jefferies of Lovelady; daughter, Megan Jefferies of Houston; sons, Phillip Jefferies of Carver, Minnesota, Ben Jefferies and wife, Camryn of Lovelady; grandchildren, Justis Kelly of Lovelady and Jackson Jefferies of Lovelady; sisters, Sharon Kirk and husband, Joe of Wichita Falls, Joan McCarrick and husband, Tom of Houston; father-in-law, Dr. Thomas Weatherly of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Phillip and Virginia Jefferies.

Funeral services for Mr. Phillip Ted Jefferies were held Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church with Rev. Ottis Byers. Interment followed in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church, 401 S. 7th, Crockett, Texas 75835; Lovelady Antioch Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 400, Lovelady, Texas 75851 or St. Jude’s Hospital, P. O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950. Condolences for Mr. Jefferies may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JIM CORBIN

DECEMBER 25, 2011

Funeral services form Mr. Jim Corbin will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Providence Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Houston County Senior Citizens’ Center.

Mr. James Lee “Jim” Corbin, age 75, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011 in the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. He was born July 27, 1936 in Columbus, Texas and had graduated from Slocum High School. Mr. Corbin was a member Calvary Baptist Church at its beginning in 1943 with his parents and was saved at an early age. He was ordained to preach as a teenager by the church. Mr. Corbin was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Airborne Division as a paratrooper in Germany from 1954 to 1958. He was a graduate Sam Houston State University and after graduation taught school in El Campo before returning to Bryan to engage in the Insurance business. Mr. Corbin later moved to Oak Ridge North where he had worked as a Building Supervisor and estimator for Associated Properties and had also owned and operated Corbin’s Family Shoes. In 1986, he returned to Crockett where he had an insurance business until his retirement. After returning to Crockett he again united with Calvary Baptist Church where he was a member of the Men’s Sunday school class the Son shiner’s, the Saturday fellowship breakfast group and was a church trustee until 2007. He then joined the North Loop Baptist Church where he served faithfully until his health failed. Mr. Corbin was an avid golfer and loved playing with his good friends and also loved playing 42 with the Tuesday afternoon bunch and Thursday night club or any other opportunity he got.

Survived by daughters, Tracy Yelverton of Boerne, Jennifer Corbin of New Braunfels; grandchildren, Kelsey Yelverton, Mallory Yelverton, James Addington; two step-daughters, Karen and Sandra; sister, Dorma Corbin Rhone; brothers, Bob Corbin and wife, Jerri, Bill Corbin and wife, Tommie and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by parents: Milton Odus Corbin in 1958 and Ophelia Lanell (Hobson) Corbin in 1992; brother-in-law, McDonald (Mack) Rhone in 1986; and sister-in-law, Beverly Scott Corbin in 2005.

Funeral services for Mr. James Lee “Jim” Corbin will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Providence Cemetery in Slocum. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Houston County Senior Citizens’ Center.

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

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BETTY JEAN THOMAS

DECEMBER 25, 2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Thomas will be held Monday, December 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Mrs. Betty Jean Thomas, age 88, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011 in the Liberty Healthcare in Liberty, Texas. Mrs. Thomas was born April 22, 1923 in Great Bend, Kansas and had lived in Houston County most of her lifetime. She enjoyed bingo and also served as the resident vice president and was in charge of organizing activities at the nursing home. Survivors include children, Laura Webb and husband, Jesse of Groesbeck, Lucy Webb and husband, Mike of Hardin, Dottie Winters and husband, Albert of Crockett, Idus Thomas of Longview, Harry Thomas of Kilgore, Frank Thomas and wife, Sheila of Crockett, Debbie Woolsey and husband, Jack of Missouri, John Thomas and wife, Miket of Crockett, Billy Thomas and wife, Lisa of Coldsprings and Tommy Thomas and wife, Brenda of Palestine; Twenty-nine Grandchildren; Forty-four Great-grandchildren; Eight Great-Great-Grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Harry Thomas in 2007, sister, Helen Bortz and brother, Robert Evans. Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Thomas will be held Monday, December 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.

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PENNY GROUNDS

DECEMBER 21, 2011

Funeral services for Ms. Penny Grounds will be held Friday, December 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. William Few and Rev. Carl Standley officiating. Interment will follow in the Parker Cemetery in the Jones School House Community. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon Offering.

Ms. Penny Grounds, age 52, of Porter Springs, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at her residence. She was born July 7, 1959 in Crockett, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Porter Springs. Ms. Grounds was a member of the First Presbyterian Bell Choir. She was the operator and manager of Town and Country Cleaners in Crockett and was also a member of the Porter Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include children, Shelle Vickers of Tyler, Stacey Parry and husband, James of Lufkin, Grady Nathaniel Moffett of Plano, Kimberley Williams and husband, Andrew of Anderson; granddaughter, Samantha Parry of Lufkin; dad, Grady Grounds, Jr. of Porter Springs; sisters, Cynthia Criddle of Mesquite, Pamela Vickers-Fairchild of Crockett; brothers, Grady Grounds III of Porter Springs, Fred Grounds of Porter Springs; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by mother, Carol Grounds in December 2010.

Funeral services for Ms. Penny Grounds will be held Friday, December 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. William Few and Rev. Carl Standley officiating. Interment will follow in the Parker Cemetery in the Jones School House Community. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon Offering.

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PHIL STOWE, JR.

DECEMBER 20, 2011

Funeral services for Phil Stowe, Jr. age 41, of Nacogdoches, will be held Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Appleby Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Appleby. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Appleby Baptist Church.

Phil Stowe, Jr. age 41, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, December 19, 2011 in the Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Phil was born August 26, 1970 in Galveston, Texas had had been living in Nacogdoches for the past 20 years. He had worked as a press operator for R. R. Donnelly Business Forms and was a member of the Appleby Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Kim Stowe of Nacogdoches; children, Katelyn Stowe of Nacogdoches, Nathan Stowe of Nacogdoches, Natalie Stowe of Nacogdoches; parents, Philip and Carol Stowe of Grapeland; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dennis and Janice Anderson of Nacogdoches; sister, Shana Baker and husband, Chance of Grapeland; grandmother, Dorothy Pourchot of Santa Fe; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by grandparents, Opal and Woodrow Stowe and grandfather, Edison Pourchot.

Funeral services for Phil Stowe, Jr. will be held Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Appleby Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Anderson and Rev. Darrell Flanagan officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Appleby. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Appleby Baptist Church. Condolences for Phil may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JAMES “MIKE” DRISKELL

DECEMBER 16, 2011

Funeral services for Mr. James “Mike” Driskell, of Lovelady, will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. James “Mike” Driskell, age 80, of Lovelady, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011 at his residence. He was born December 27, 1930 in Lovelady and had lived in Lovelady most of his lifetime. Mr. Driskell was a retired truck driver and a member of the Lovelady Assembly of God.

Survivors include wife of 60 years, Marie Driskell of Lovelady; sons, Jimmy Driskell and wife, Diane of Lovelady, Larry Driskell and wife, Vivian of Baytown; daughter, Judy Lilley of Lovelady; grandchildren, Tara, Melissa, Sherry, Vanessa, Larry Jr., Robert, Jonathan and Tommy; fifteen great-grandchildren; sister, Eva Freeman of Crockett, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Richard and Emma Driskell; sisters, Beulah Durdin, Lela Freeman and brother, Roy Driskell.

Funeral services for Mr. James “Mike” Driskell will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Jonathan Lilley and Adam Slatter officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lovelady Assembly of God Building Fund.

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NETTA CARMICHEAL

DECEMBER 15, 2011

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Netta Carmicheal will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Jim English Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Sprinkles officiating. Family will receive friends friday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Netta Carmicheal, age 94, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in the Houston County Nursing Home. Mrs. Carmicheal was born March 1, 1917 in Decker, Indiana and had lived in Crockett since 1984. She was a homemaker. Survivors include children, Dona Pounds of South Haven, Kansas, Prentiss Carmicheal of Crockett, Robert Carmicheal of South Haven, Kansas, Weldon Carmicheal of South Haven, Kansas; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, thirteen great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur Carmicheal; sister, Yetta Harris and brothers, Dollas Frederick, Gene Frederick and Ed Frederick.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Netta Carmicheal will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Jim English Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Sprinkles officiating. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Friday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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DONALD WOOLLEY

DECEMBER 14, 2011

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Woolley will be held Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Charles Lowery officiating. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Donald Gene Woolley, age 68, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in the Whitehall Nursing Center. Mr. Woolley was born August 27, 1943 in Houston County, Texas and had been living in Crockett for the last 20 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during Vietnam. Mr. Woolley was retired having worked as an Insurance Salesman and had also worked in Heavy Equipment Sales. He attended the Shady Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Woolley enjoyed fishing, traveling and visiting with his friends.

Survivors include son, Donavon Woolley of Austin; daughter, Alyssa Woolley of Houston; step-children, Nathan Arnhamn of Austin, Kristen Arnhamn of Manor and Elizabeth Seegren of Houston; sisters, Joy Hodges and husband, Bobby of Crockett, Sandra Holcomb of Grapeland; brother, Eddie Woolley and wife, Kelly of Marble Falls; special friends, Wesley and Seleta Beddo and Family of Crockett, Katherine “Prissy” Smith of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by grandparents, J. A. and Mindy Woolley; grandparents, John W. and Myrtie Rich; parents, Allen and Vera Mae Woolley; brother, Armond Woolley; brother-in-law, Larry Holcomb and niece, Carol Lynette Hodges.

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Gene Woolley will be held Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Charles Lowery officiating. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Woolley’s name at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

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MADOLYN LESTER McGRAW SATTERWHITE

DECEMBER 14, 2011

Mrs. Madolyn Lester McGraw Satterwhite, age 99, of Tomball, Texas died peacefully in her sleep on December 13, 2011 at Southern Knights Assisted Living Center in Tomball, Texas where she had been a resident for six years. Graveside funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17 , 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett, Texas with Reverend Steve Aronowitz from Tomball officiating.

Madolyn was born October 15, 1912 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Royal Lester McGraw and Minnie Allen. She graduated from Reagan High School in and later from the University of Houston with a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in Education & Language Arts.

Madolyn was married to the late Edmund Collin Satterwhite, Jr. on June 4, 1933 and they lived in Dallas, then Cuero, TX, making their home in Pasadena, TX in 1953. They had one child, the late Roy Collin Satterwhite. She retired from Pasadena ISD after teaching 8th grade Language Arts for 35 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pasadena and a member of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators.

Madolyn was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Allen McGraw, in 2011 at age 91.

She is survived by her three grandchildren and their children: Roy Collin Satterwhite, Jr., of Magnolia, Tx and great-granddaughters Christine and Lauren Satterwhite; Christopher Dunson Satterwhite and wife, Wendy, of Conroe, Tx and great-granddaughters Shelby and Riley Satterwhite; and Laura Katherine Satterwhite of Montgomery, TX and great-granddaughters Krystal Sowell and Kiersten Satterwhite.

Memorials are requested to be made to Southern Knights Assisted Living Center, 27919 Johnson Rd. Tomball, TX 77375.

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JOE BURTON

DECEMBER 10, 2011

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Joe Sherman Burton will be Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Ivie Cemetery. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Joe Sherman Burton, age 84, of Kennard, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011 at his son’s residence in Kennard. Mr. Burton was born June 8, 1927 in Lovelady and had lived in Houston County and Kennard all of lifetime. He served in the Merchant Marines and also the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Burton was a mechanic and a farmer and rancher. Survivors are son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Paula Burton of Kennard, grandson, Ryan Burton of Kennard and granddaughter, Cristin Burton of Kennard, sisters, Sue Lundy of Lovelady and Betty Whisenhunt of Porter. Preceded in death by wife, Ima Jean Burton in 2009 and brother, Bill Burton. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Joe Sherman Burton will be Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Ivie Cemetery. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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ELOISE HEARD KNOX

DECEMBER 7, 2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Eloise Heard Knox, age 102, of Crockett, will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Friday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Eloise Heard Knox, age 102, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in the Winfield Healthcare in Crockett. Mrs. Knox was born November 13, 1909 in Ben Wheeler, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Crockett. She was co-owner of Knox Furniture with her husband Herman Knox and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett. Survivors include children, Billy Joe Knox and wife, Peggy of Crockett,Florrie Jule Hoskins and husband, W. T. of Crockett; grandchildren, Bill Knox, Jr. of Coleman, Bob Knox and wife, LaDonna of New Boston, Terri Knox Hays and husband, Mike of Lipan, Charles Lively and wife, Evette of Crockett, Cindy Lively Pugh and husband, Shorty of Crockett, Ricky Cliatt and wife, Mary of Keller; great-grandchildren, John Lance Pugh and wife, Mandy, Heath Pugh, Sawyer Lively, Charles Knox Lively, Hagen Knox, Cooper Hays, Chase Lucas and wife, Marcie, Cody Cliatt, Kady Knox, Hayley Knox Worstill and husband, Matt, Micah Knox, Ashley Weeks and husband, John, Brandy Hays Estepp and husband, Clint, Toni Cliatt; great-great-grandchildren, Kylie Pugh, Shelby Pugh, Brooklyn Weeks, Addison Lucas, Harper Estepp and Christian Cliatt; sister-in-law, Martha Heard of Canton; nieces and nephews, Mary Alton, Jack, Roanne, Florrie Belle, Grady, Martha, Nancy, Judy, J. L. III, Jon and Cary. Preceded in death by husband, Herman Knox; sisters, Ernestine and Omagene; brothers, Alton, Cecil, Reese, Royse and J. L. Jr; niece, Royce Ann; nephews, Bobby Jule and Joe Heard.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eloise Heard Knox will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Friday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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JAMES DYER

DECEMBER 7, 2011

Memorial services for Mr. James Dyer will be held Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the D and D Family Cemetery.

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JOHN C. OLIVER

DECEMBER 5, 2011

Funeral services for Mr. John C. Oliver, age 63, of Ratcliff, will be held Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. John Mills officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Family will receive friends beginning Thursday morning.

Mr. John C. Oliver, age 63, of Ratliff, passed away Friday, December 2, 2011 in Lumberton. Mr. Oliver was born August 21, 1948 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Ratcliff for most of his lifetime. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Mt. Vernon Church. Survivors include children, Jennifer Oliver and Bobby Licht of Lumberton, Melissa Oliver of Lufkin, Douglas Oliver and wife, Wendi of Sherwood, Oregon, Mandi Whitaker and husband, Mark of Slidell, Louisiana; grandchildren, Andrew and Blake Bryan of Broaddus, Sydney Oliver of Onalaska, Austin Poor of Sherwood, Oregon, Ethan and Conner Oliver of Sherwood, Oregon, Levi Whitaker of Slidell, Louisiana; several step children and step grandchildren; sister, Helen Meece and husband, Duane of Spring; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by wife, Joan Oliver and parents, Benjamin Harrison and Leila Wallace Oliver.

Funeral services for Mr. John C. Oliver will be held Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Josh Mills officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Family will receive friends beginning Thursday morning.

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YVONNE COX

DECEMBER 5, 2011

Mrs. Yvonne “Dobba” Cox, age 73, of Grapeland, passed away, Saturday, December 3, 2011 at her residence. She was born November 26, 1938 in Houston County, Texas and had been living in Grapeland for the last 16 years, previously living in Houston. Mrs. Cox enjoyed researching genealogy of her Indian heritage and her hobbies were arts and crafts. Survivors include son, Billy Cox of Palestine; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte Cox and Gary Zabawa of Houston; grandchildren, Angel Cox of Round Rock, Nathan Cox and wife, Pam of Latexo, B. J. Cox of Elkhart; great-grandchildren, Natalie Cox, Ethan Cox, Kelsey Cox, Chase Cox and Brandon Cox; brother, Earl Musick and wife, Vivian of Houston; special friend, Butch Thumann of Elkhart; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Billy D. Cox and parents, Earl and Aldine Musick.

Funeral services for Mrs. Yvonne “Dobba” Cox will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Butch Grant officiating. Interment will follow in the Parker Cemetery in Grapeland. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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JAMES ALBERT ST. JOHN

NOVEMBER 25, 2011

Mr. James Albert St. John, age 86, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011 at his residence. Mr. St. John was born January 3, 1925 in Victoria, Texas and had lived in Bryan for the past 2 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during World War II. Mr. St. John was a pastor and rancher. He was the former pastor and member of Mission Tabernacle in Crockett. He had a love for God and lived his life to please Him. He leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. He was a beloved husband, father and friend and will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Survivors include his wife, Patricia D. St. John of Bryan; son, Elijah St. John and wife Mary of Bryan; granddaughters, Bethany Rose St. John of Bryan, Joy Petschel of Australia, Cynthia Sensat and husband Paul Sensat of Crockett, Grace Petschel of Crockett, Helen Petschel of Australia; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Connie Sensat of Crockett; and son-in-law, Robert Petschel of Australia; preceded in death by daughter, Martha Petschel.

Funeral services for Mr. James Albert St. John will be held Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of the Living Word in Crockett with Elijah St. John officiating. Pallbearers include: Elijah St. John, Barthalomew Mallette, Obadiah Mallette John Angerstein, James Angerstein, and Jeremiah Angerstein, all of Crockett. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences for Mr. St. John may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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BARBARA ROSE REED CONAWAY

November 18, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Rose Reed Conaway will be held Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with Rev. Keeney Dickenson officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Mrs. Barbara Rose Reed Conaway, age 80, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Conaway was born October 9, 1931 in Chickasha, Oklahoma and was a resident of Crockett for the past 30 years. She was actively involved with the Monroe Crook House and Downes-Aldrich House in Crockett. Mrs. Conaway had been employed by Duo-Fast in Houston and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include husband, C. P. Conaway of Crockett; children, Lynna Bond and husband, Randy of Houston, David Fleming and wife, Pat of Cedar Creek, Steve Conaway and wife, Wendy of Houston, Chuck Conaway of Houston; grandchildren, Shawna, Crissy, Keith, Kim, Lesa, Kara, Keli, Lloyd, Michael, Dylan, Austin, Jason and Jeremy; seventeen great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Reed of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sisters, Wilma Trompler of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Melba Heilman of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Marilyn Wilson of Chickasha, Oklahoma; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by sister, Betty Davis and parents, David Clinton and Maggie Mae Reed.

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Rose Reed Conaway will be held Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with Rev. Keeney Dickenson officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.

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ROBERT JAMES WILLIAMS

NOVEMBER 14, 2011

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Memorial services for Mr. Robert James Williams will be held Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lovelady Assembly of God Church.

Mr. Robert James Williams, age 68, of Lovelady, passed away, Saturday, November 12, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Williams was born April 2, 1943 in Houston, Texas and had been living in Lovelady. He had worked as a master carpenter and he enjoyed carpentry, hunting and fishing. Survivors include wife, Laetetia Williams of Lovelady; sons, Robert James Williams II and wife, Michelle of Katy, Carl Edward Williams and wife, Ellen of Katy; granddaughter, Bridget Williams; unborn granddaughter, Ashley Renee Williams; brothers, Douglas Williams, Ricky Williams, Mike Williams; step-father, Lawrence English of Onalaska; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by mother, Laverne English and brother, Larry Williams.

Memorial services for Mr. Robert James Williams will be held Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lovelady Assembly of God Church with Pastor Jonathan Lilley officiating. Condolences for Mr. Williams may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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WANDA DRISKELL

NOVEMBER 14, 2011

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Mrs. Wanda Driskell, age 83, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, November 14, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Driskell will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Wanda Rae Driskell, age 83, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, November 14, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. She was born June 25, 1928 in Big Lake, Texas and was a resident of Lovelady since 1981. Mrs. Driskell was a member of the Weldon Civic Club and the First United Methodist Church in Lovelady. She was an Avon representative for 35+ years. Survivors include son, Ronnie Driskell and wife, Diane of Lovelady; daughters, Janette Calhoun of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Pam Key and husband, Ronnie of Cleveland; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Junus Driskell; sister, Ida McMurray; and parents, Raymond and Effie Bryant.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Rae Driskell will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jason Driskell officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Driskell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Carlton McKinney

NOVEMBER 13, 2011

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Mr. Carlton McKinney passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011 in the Whitehall Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Connor Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mr. H. C. McKinney, age 88, of Kennard, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011 in the Whitehall Nursing Home in Crockett. He was born September 23, 1923 to Stephen and Ophelia McKinney in the Plain Community. Mac as friends called him, graduated from Kennard. He married the love of his life Juanita Landry of Port Arthur, Texas on December 24, 1942 and they had two children, David and Carol. After 33 years of service with the Corps of Engineers in Memphis, Tennessee he retired and returned to Texas. Mr. McKinney along with the tight nit Plain Community established the once boarded up Plain Baptist Church where his membership has been since 1981. Retirement did not slow Mac McKinney down he ran a mail route for the United States Postal Service and worked in Real Estate around the Crockett area. He had served as President of the Kennard I. S. D. School Board and was on the Board of Directors for the E. T. M. C. in Crockett, just to name a few. When he was not serving the community you could find him and his wife at their favorite fishing hole and enjoying time with friends and family. He was the rock of his family and will be greatly missed. Survivors include wife, Juanita McKinney of Kennard; son, David McKinney and wife, Pamela of Nolensville, Tennessee; daughter, Carol Metz of Kennard; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; Preceded in death by parents, Stephen and Ophelia McKinney; and son-in-law, Claude Metz.

Funeral services for Mr. H. C. McKinney will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Don Hobson officiating. Interment will follow in the Conner Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plain Baptist Church.

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ANNALEE PATTON

NOVEMBER 8, 2011

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Mrs. Annalee Patton, age 88, of Kennard, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Patton was born January 31, 1923 in the Tadmor Community and had lived in Houston County most of her lifetime. She was a housewife and a member of the Community Full Gospel Church. Survivors include daughter, Rose Patton Brent of Kennard; granddaughters, Carly Kendzerski of Kennard, Cody Kendzerski and fiance’, Chris Hammons of Kennard; numerous step-grandchildren; niece, Janice Nelson and husband, Miles of Missouri; nephews, James Enos and wife, Louise of Angleton, Jack Patton and wife, Sheryl of Crockett, Curtis Enos and wife, Glenna of Crockett; many other special relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Andrew Jackson Patton in 2005 and parents, Howard L. and Minnie O. Enos. No services have been scheduled at this time.

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LLOYD HERBERT JACOBS

NOVEMBER 3, 2011

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Mr. Lloyd Herbert Jacobs, age 72, of Latexo, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. Mr. Jacobs was born November 4, 1938 in Shelby, Michigan and was a resident of Latexo. He was a veteran of the United States Marines having served during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Jacobs was a past member of the Masonic Lodge and the order of the Eastern Star. He was retired having worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice System and was a member of the North Loop Baptist Church. Survivors include children, Mark Jacobs of Fort Worth, Thressa Jacobs of Latexo; grandson, David Jacobs of Latexo; brothers, Glenn Jacobs and wife, Ruth of Michigan, Roger Jacobs and wife, Mary of Michigan; sister, Ruth Ann Jacobs of Michigan; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth Carol Jacobs; son, Thomas Gaston Jacobs; daughter-in-law, Stacy LeRay Jacobs; granddaughter, Heather LeRay Jacobs; parents, Herbert and R. Elaine Jacobs.

Funeral services for Mr. Lloyd Herbert Jacobs will be held Sunday, October 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Eddie Atkinson and Bro. Dennis Lowery officiating. Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Loop Baptist Church. Condolences for Mr. Jacobs may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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CLIVE EDWIN (BUBBA) DICKEY, JR.

NOVEMBER 2, 2011

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A fifth generation Texan, Clive Edwin Dickey, Jr. was born on November 10, 1938 in Crockett, Texas. After a lengthy and most valiant battle with leukemia, he departed this earth on November 1, 2011 in Tyler, Texas, saying goodbye to the love of his life, his helpmate, friend and wife of 37 years, Patricia Evans Dickey. Together they enjoyed life, their friends and a huge family. With Pat’s unwavering support and devotion to Bubba, his life was no doubt extended beyond what most doctors could even imagine, with many calling him a walking miracle. Exuberant and charismatic, Bubba loved life and was often considered larger than life itself. His inspirational advice affected so many around him, including many strangers: “Good, better, best! Never let it rest until your good is better and your better, best” and “Live life to its fullest.” Bubba shared his contagious laughter, telling jokes and stories wherever he went. His mission was to make someone laugh each day. Even at the end of his journey, Bubba still exhibited his witty personality, telling funny stories “on” and to everyone who visited and making the nurses want to hear more.

As a Boy Scout, Bubba attended the National Jamboree in Irvine, CA , an event he often spoke of with pride. He graduated from Crockett High School in 1957. An avid golfer, Bubba played college golf at Schriner and Sam Houston State where he was the captain of the team.

Over the years, he continued golfing, belonging to Oak Cliff Country Club and Spring Creek Country Club. Though his illness challenged his game, he wanted to continue playing golf, and in May of this year, he managed to play three more holes. He and Pat loved to travel, and perhaps his most memorable trip was to the 34th Ryder Cup in Warwick Shire, England, closely followed by travel to Germany and Scotland. After Bubba received his diagnosis, he grew determined to take his family on a Caribbean cruise, which he did. Unbelievably, Bubba and Pat’s most recent trip was only one month ago when he drove Pat to celebrate her birthday in New Orleans. Up until the last week of his life, he continued to relive this most wonderful experience by describing, with precise detail, the places they visited and the meals they, especially the creme brulee at Galatoires.

As a young adult, Bubba lived in Longview, Texas, operated and co-owned Bubba’s discount store and served as president of the Jaycees. He also served on the Texas National Guard as a staff sergeant and tank commander. Bubba later owned a manufacturer’s rep. firm located at the World Trade Center where he served on the advisory board of the Center. While in Dallas, he and Pat belonged to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

March 19, 1971 was one of the happiest days of Bubba’s life when his precious daughter, Carol Michelle was born, making him a daddy. When he married Pat, Bubba was additionally blessed with a son, Bobby Ray Bridwell.

In 1988, Bubba and Pat moved to Crockett where he opened an Ambrosia Water distributorship which later became Music Mountain Water company. He served as President of the Houston Country Chamber of Commerce and as a proud Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow. After selling Music Mountain, he became a realtor and joined Pat at Coldwell Banker, Pat Dickey Realtors. With his help, they expanded the franchise to include Coldwell Banker Choice Realtors in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was an active member and supporter of the Crockett Boys and Girls Club and a member of the All Saint’s Episcopal Church.

Preceded in death by his parents Clive and Julia Satterwhite Dickey, and his great nephew, Jordan David Ellis, Bubba is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 37 years, Patricia Evans Dickey of Crockett, sister Carol Dickey Watson, also of Crockett, and children, Michelle Dickey Jacobs of Denver and Bobby Ray Bridwell and wife Dawn of San Antonio. Also surviving are grandchildren Jack and Julia Jacobs, Luke and Claire Keene, and Stuart and Alex Biltz. Blessed with an extremely loving, close and large family, Bubba is also survived by numerous other relatives: his brother and sister-in-laws, Leonard Lee Evans and wife Martha, Roger Dale Evans and wife Karen, John Williams Evans and wife Jamie, Larry Ray Evans and wife Hope and Ronnie Wayne Evans, Linda Evans Childs and husband Terry, Brenda Evans Bottoms and husband Charles, and Doris Evans Page and husband Danny; nieces and nephews, Donna Watson Ellis, Jason and Lauren Ellis, Marti, and Jeff Rosenfield, Max and Jake Rosenfield, D.J. Ray, Bill and Deanna Ray Davis, Ricky and Julie Martin, Sherry Page and Christie, Garrett, Travis, Ryan, David and Jonathan Evans.

Bubba’s life was truly blessed with a multitude of friends and family, including the Dickeys in Huntsville and Satterwhites scattered all over the place.

“A person never dies as long as there is a single soul who keeps alive the memory.” To our Bubba: We shall all hold tightly to our memories, whether they be of you giving a rib-crushing hug, riding on a golf cart with dear friends, catching a trolley car on Powell Street, selling a ranch, decorating a home, sharing a weekend at Jazz Fest, skiing in Colorado, deer hunting at the lease, making the most awesome mashed potatoes, choosing # 4 to win a red Corvette, celebrating birthdays at Jack Binion’s steakhouse, supporting a less-fortunate family during the holidays, or assembling toys on Christmas Eve, And, yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus. His name was Bubba Dickey.

So to our beloved Bubba, we don’t say “goodbye,” but thanks for the memories. You will never be forgotten. We love you.

Services will be held 10:30 Saturday, November 5th at the First Baptist Church in Crockett with Father Jack Chase officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Bert Hervey, John Stovall, Frank Smith, Frank Foster, Dan McLean and Bob Corbin. Honorary Pallbearers: Stew Darsey, Bruce Diamond and all Crockett Rotarians. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to the Boys and Girls Club of Deep East Texas or Rotary International.Condolences for Mr. Dickey may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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BILLY FRANK GALLANT

NOVEMBER 2, 2011

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Funeral services for Mr. Billy Frank Gallant, age 54, of Kennard, will be held Friday, November 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Church in Kennard. Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Church in Kennard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilma Baker Gallant Elementary Education Scholarship Fund at Stephen F. Austin Univeristy, 1936 North Street Box 6108, Nacogdoches, Texas. 75962.

Mr. Billy Frank Gallant, age 54, of Kennard, passed away Monday, November 1, 2011 in the Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. He was born September 7, 1957 in Buda, Texas and had lived in Kennard most of his lifetime. Mr. Gallant had worked in Auto Parts Sales and was a member of the Mt. Olive Church. Survivors include daughter, Ashley Gallant of Kennard; granddaughter, Hailey Morgan of Kennard; one step-daughter, Shannon Best and husband, Derek of Kennard; one step-son, Sgt. Matthew Grissom of Kennard; step grandchildren, Blake and Brooke Best of Kennard; brother, Danny Gallant and wife, Ethel of Kennard; nieces and nephews, Sonya Stevenson and husband, Shane of Kennard, Logan Gallant and wife, Liz of Kennard, great-nieces, Skylar Stevenson and Sarah and Katy Gallant of Kennard; numerous other relatives and friends; special friends, Dana Reed, Deidre Taylor and Mary Martin and family. Preceded in death by parents, Rayford and Wilma Gallant.

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Frank Gallant will be held Friday, November 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Church in Kennard with Rev. Larry Bruce and Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilma Baker Gallant Elementary Education Scholarship, Stephen F. Austin University, 1936 North Street Box 6108, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962. Condolences for Mr. Gallant may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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NORA CHASTAIN

NOVEMBER 2, 2011

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Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Nora Chastain, age 90, of Centerville, will be held Friday, November 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Memory Garden Cemetery in Centerville. Interment will follow.

Mrs. Nora Chastain, age 90, of Centerville, passed away Monday, November 1, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Chastain was born September 1, 1921 in Archville, Tennessee and had been living in Centerville. She was a housewife and a member of a Non Denominational Church in Georgia. Survivors include son, Mac McCall and wife, Joann of Centerville; grandchildren, Kristina and Joe Brent of Centerville, Melissa McCall of Centerville, Jerry Youngblood of Georgia, Michael Youngblood of Georgia, Terry Youngblood of Georgia; great-grandchildren, Madison, Kyla, Walyn and Trey; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by son, L. C. McCall; daughter, Frances McCall; granddaughter, Pam Youngblood and grandson, Kris McCall.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Nora Chastain will be held Friday, November 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Memory Garden Cemetery in Centerville. Interment will follow. Condolences for Mrs. Chastain may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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NOLLIE G. WOOLLEY

OCTOBER 27, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Nollie Grace Woolley, will be held Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Lowery and Rev. Carl Standley officiating. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shady Grove Cemetery Association.

Mrs. Nollie Grace Woolley, age 93, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. She was born March 9, 1918 in Houston County and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime. She was a housewife and a member of the North Loop Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Billie Spann of Joshua, Mary Marchbanks of Conroe, Cheryl Brannen and husband, Joe of Huffman; daughter-in-law, Patsy Woolley of Paris; sister-in-law, Mae Ellisor of Crockett; grandchildren, Roger Spann and wife, Cathy, Victor Spann and wife, Lana, Curtis Spann and wife, Tanya, Dewayne Spann and wife, Tanya, Jerra Spann, Melissa McIlroy and husband, Eric, Melinda Jeffus and husband, Jason, Deana Enos and husband, Aron, Ashley Chandler, Aaron Chandler, Heather Zamora and husband, Efrain, Kelli Ham, LindaWilliams and husband, David; thirty great-grandchildren, seventeen great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Willard Woolley; son, Charles Wayne Woolley; parents, Walter and Ida Frances (Evans) Ellisor; brother, Walter “Son” Ellisor, Jr.; sisters, Winnie Moffet, Boonie Woolley, Helen Woolley, Eunice McCelvey and infant Hattie Ellisor.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nollie Grace Woolley will be held Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dennis Lowery and Rev. Carl Standley officiating. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shady Grove Cemetery Association, 5539 F. M. 232, Crockett, Texas 75835.

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DOROTHY HAZLETT GOODRUM

OCTOBER 27, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Hazlett Goodrum, age 83, of Grandbury, formerly of Crockett, will be held Monday, October 31, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Sunday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Hazlett Goodrum passed from our world into the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour on October 27, 2011 in Granbury, TX. She was born July 21,1928 to her proud parents, Robert Lee Hazlett and Annie Appleton Hazlett in Crockett, TX. Mrs. Goodrum grew up in Crockett and graduated from Crockett High School and attended Baylor University.

She met her and feel in love with her soul mate, Earl Hayne Goodrum and they were married on September 13,1947. Mrs. Goodrum and her husband moved to New Mexico with El Paso Natural Gas. They had, David Hayse Goodrum, on June 6, 1949. They were wonderful loving parents. They resided in South Eastern New Mexico and West Texas. In Midland, TX she owned and operated an oil and gas accounting business from 1967 to 1986. Upon retirement she and Daddy returned to Crockett. She ran for the Board and later became President of the Houston County Electric Co-op. Mrs. Goodrum and her husband were active members of First Baptist Church until his death in January, 2006, She moved with her son and daughter-in-law to Granbury, TX . She was loving cared for by the staff at Arbor House.

She is survived by son, David Goodrum and wife, Freida of Granbury; sister-in-law, Jane Hazlett of Crockett, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families, and long time special friend, Charlene Hendrick, who will cherish wonderful memories.

She is now with the Lord, her husband, Earl Goodrum, her parents, Robert Lee and Annie (Appleton) Hazlett and her loving brother, Robert Lee Hazlett, Jr.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Jean Hazlett Goodrum will be held Monday, October 31, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Keeney Dickenson officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Sunday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Aleheimer’s Foundation.

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HAROLD SMALL

OCTOBER 27, 2011

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Funeral services for Mr. Harold James Small, of Texas City, formerly of Latexo, will be held Monday, October 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Harold James Small, 84 of Texas City and Crockett, Texas went home to be with the Lord on October 26, 2011. Harold was born December 17, 1927 at Kountz, Texas to Faye and Luther Small. He was a member of Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local #22 for 57 years.

He leaves with precious memories his devoted wife, Maggie Small, they would have celebrated their 66 wedding anniversary on November 23rd ; sons, James Small and wife, Virginia, Billy Small, Tracy Small and wife, Mendi; daughter, Edna Patterson and husband, Rick; sisters, Norma Fowler and Frances Rymer; grandchildren, Jimmy Small, Valerie Lacroix, Reggie Kelley, Dawn Tucker and husband, Ronnie, Sydney Boos and husband, Frankie, Tymbra, Michael, Amanda, Torree, Juan, Ashley, and great-grandchildren, Brooke, Logan, Briana, Braden, Collin, Tyler, Natalie, Maddison, Ella and Ethan, Landon, Morgan, and Riley. Special friend Nancy and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Faye and Luther Small; his sisters, Margaret McKinney, Betty Lucas; and grandson Billy J. Small, II.

Special Thanks for all the prayers for Harold and the family.

Funeral services for Mr. Harold James Small will be held Monday, October 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rick Patterson officiating. Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery. Pall bearers are Reggie Kelley, Ronnie Tucker, James Small, Billy Small, Tracy Small and Rick Patterson. 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 Latexo Cemetery Association, 5540 C. R. 1830 Crockett, Texas 75835.

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JAMES RICHARD “RICK” PERKINS

OCTOBER 25, 2011

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Funeral services for Mr. Rick Perkins, age 68, of Dallas, nephew of Billie Jean Beard, Benford Frizzell and Joe Cecil Frizzell will be held Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Friday evening 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Rick Perkins, age 68, of Dallas, passed away Monday, October 24, 2011 in the Plano Medical Center. Mr. Perkins was born December 6, 1942 in San Antonio and had lived in Dallas for the past 10 years. He was a veteran of the United States Marines having served during Vietnam. Mr. Perkins had worked as a CIO for IBM. Survivors include wife, Janice Frizzell Perkins of Dallas; sons, Todd Perkins of Tampa, Florida, Ken Perkins and wife, Karla of Cliffside Park, New Jersey, grandchildren, Justin Perkins of Cliffside Park, New Jersey, Kaitlynn Grace Perkins of Cliffside Park, New Jersey; God Daughter, Laura Carlton and husband, Tarik of Dallas; God Son, Ken Giles and wife, Cynthia of Fort Worth; God Granddaughter, Zayna Carlton of Dallas; aunt sister, Billie Jean Beard and husband, Earl of Crockett; sisters-in-law, Arlene Papke of Houston, Debra Woppler and husband, Keith of Houston; brother-in-law, Durwood Felton of Chapel Hill; uncle brother, Joe Cecil Frizzell of Crockett; uncle, Benford Frizzell and wife, Doris of Crockett; aunt, Cora Frizzell of Crockett; brothers, Bob Perkins of San Antonio, Guy Perkins of San Antonio; sister, Candace Lind and husband ,Wayne of Austin; mother-in-law, Ruby Frizzell of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Rick Perkins will be held Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Friday evening 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, TX 75904.

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INFANT CLAYTON MOSE HOUSTON

OCTOBER 25, 2011

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Graveside funeral services for Infant Clayton Mose Houston will be held Friday, October 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the McCarter Cemetery.

Infant Clayton Mose Houston, of Tomball, was born and passed away Monday, October 24, 2011 in the Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands. Survivors include Parents, Holly Williams Houston and David Wayne Houston of Tomball, Texas; Brothers, Mason Houston, Carson Houston and Jackson Houston; Grand Parents, Linda Helms of Tybee Island, Georgia, Judith and Dale Bristley of Katy, Texas, Linda and Bill Houston of Grapeland, Texas; Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends who love him.

Graveside funeral services for Infant Clayton Mose Houston will be held Friday, October 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the McCarter Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Bush officiating.

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DARIUS JONATHAN (SKEETER) KITCHEN

OCTOBER 25, 2011

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Funeral services for Darius Jonathan Kitchen of Crockett will be held Thursday, October 27, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in Bethel Baptist Church. Family will receive friends Wednesday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Emanuel Memorial Chapel.

Darius Jonathan Kitchen was born to the union of Willie Fred & DeEtta Miller Kitchen in Crockett, Texas. Darius was the last of four children. He was a graduate of Crockett High School, class of 1991. He also attended U.T. Houston and Angelina College. He was a life member of Bethel Baptist Church. He served two terms on the Crockett City Council. Darius was a rancher.

On November 24, 2000, Darius married Alretha Davis. This union was blessed with one daughter.

On October 22, 2011, in Crockett, Texas, Darius left this earth to go be with his Heavenly Father. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents Dave & Florene Miller and Callie Kitchen, and Sister Flora Jean Kitchen.

He is survived by his wife Alretha Kitchen, Crockett; daughter, Aquevia Sade’ Davis, Crockett; Parents Willie Fred & DeEtta Kitchen, Crockett, Texas; Godson Johnny English Jr., Trinity; Brother Willie (Eunice) Kitchen, Crockett; Sister Freddie Kitchen, Crockett; Uncle Dave (Faye) Miller, Tyler; Mother-in-Law Thelma (Calvin) Rodgers; Father-in-Law Larry Johnson; 3 Sisters-in-Law Cathy Simpson, Amy Harris, Leslie Davis, all of Crockett; 3 Brothers-in-Law McKinley Davis, Crockett; Reginald (Kallaugha) Davis, Huntsville; Darrel Davis, Crockett; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

CLEABERN CURRIE

OCTOBER 21, 2011

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Funeral services for Mr. Cleabern Currie, age 84, of Kennard, will be held Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Cleabern Leva Currie, age 84, of Kennard, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Currie was born December 12, 1926 in Kennard, Texas and had lived there most of his lifetime. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Currie was a retired school teacher having taught at Cypress Fairbanks, Coldspring and Zavalla I S D. He had also worked for the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and was a farmer and rancher. Mr. Currie was a member of the Piney Creek Baptist Church. He was a supporter of the 4-H and F.F.A and was very active with the swine projects. Survivors include brother and sisters, Clinton Currie and wife, Jean of Woodville, Annie Walters of Kennard, Nelda Loving of Kennard; sister-in-law, Erma Currie of Kennard; nieces and nephews, Dianne Currie Smith, Rex Currie and wife, Belinda, Belinda Jean Allison and husband, Sidney, Mark Currie, Melissa Wolfe and husband, Gregg, William Bee Walters and wife, Amy, Margaret Zirkle and husband, Bryan, Eugene Loving and wife, Sherry, Laura Jane Loving, Tanya Loving McDowell and husband, David; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives; special friends, David and Helen Goodson, Mike and Judy Curry, Bennie Curry, Ronald Hill and Doug Shives. Preceded in death by parents, Bee and Ada Gallant Currie and Billy Smith; brother, Carolos Currie; sister, Frances Currie; brothers-in-law, Ralph Walters, Julius Loving and nephew, Dr. Allen Currie.

Funeral services for Mr. Cleabern Leva Currie will be held Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Larry Bruce and Rev. Terry Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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BRIDGET PATTON COCHRAN

OCTOBER 20, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Bridget Patton Cochran, of Talihina, Oklahoma, will be held Monday, October 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Patton Family Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday morning.

Mrs. Bridget Patton Cochran, age 57, of Talihina, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 in the North Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mrs. Cochran was born June 5, 1954 in Crockett, Texas and had lived in Oklahoma for 20 plus years. Survivors include husband, Daniel Cochran of Talihina, Oklahoma; son, Ezekiel Cochran of Talihina, Oklahoma; daughter, Addie and husband, Daniel of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Scotty Williams, Randi Williams and Aiden M. Jures; brother, Billy Jack Patton and wife, Sue of Huffman; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Robert Lee and Lois Dean (Kay) Patton; brothers, Jerry Lee Patton, Robert Larry Patton and Elmer Douglas Patton.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bridget Patton Cochran will be held Monday, October 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jessie Ray Patton officiating. Interment will follow in the Patton Family Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday morning.

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CLAY WAYLAND GORDON FULCHER

OCTOBER 19, 2011

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Military graveside funeral services for Mr. Clay Wayland Gordon Fulcher will be held Friday, October 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Clay W. G. Fulcher passed away on October 19, 2011, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, March 28, 1933, to Henry C. and Elma Gunn Fulcher and graduated from W. F. High where he played guard on the 1949 state champion football team. He entered the University of Texas in 1950 and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Silver Spurs and NROTC, graduating with a BSME degree and a commission as ensign, USN in January, 1955. Active duty was in WestPac as engineering officer aboard the USS Formoe (DE) and the USS George A. Johnson (DE). Returning to UT, he earned his MSME degree in 1959 and affiliated with the Naval Reserve, serving as XO/CO of units in Naval Research and Naval Air Systems Command, retiring in 1989 with the rank of Rear Admiral.

He was employed by General Electric in l959 with assignments in Flight Propulsion, Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion, and Missile and Space. He completed GE advanced engineering courses before moving to GE Space Division in Houston in 1962. He earned a PhD in mechanical engineering at the U of H; his thesis on control of a liquid cooling garment for extravehicular astronauts contributed to the design of life support systems first employed by astronauts who walked on the moon, and continue to be used by astronauts today. Upon completing his PhD program, Dr. Fulcher became V.P. of GE subsidiary MATSCO. Retiring from GE in 1980, he spent several years as Mgr. Engineering Services at the Analysts/Schlumberger, then returned to the Space Program with McDonnell Douglas/Boeing as a manager in space shuttle ops. Upon retirement from Boeing in 1998, he formed Engineering Support Services Corp. and served as liaison between Goddard and Houston Space Centers in the repair missions for the Hubble Telescope, also participating in astronaut training for those missions.

He held offices in military, professional and civic organizations, including Navy League, Naval Order, UT Midshipmen’s Foundation, NROTC Alumni Assn., UT Chancellor’s Executive Committee, Rotary and Interfaith Caring Ministries. He was a Paul Harris fellow, a professional engineer, and a five year member of the Clear Creek ISD school board. He was recognized as a distinguished graduate of the UT College of Engineering, distinguished alum of the Midshipmen Foundation and NROTC Alumni Assn. and he received the NASA Space Flight Awareness Award and the Astronauts Silver Snoopy Award. The Houston chapter of the Naval Order honored him with the Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz Leadership Award.

As an East Texas timber grower he was recognized for forest stewardship by the Texas Forest Service. A resident of Nassau Bay for 32 years, he served on the incorporation committee for that city, was a private pilot (instrument rated), certified SCUBA diver, and Sunday school teacher, elder and trustee at Taylor Lake Christian Church. He and Ann moved to Belton, TX in 2005. He was devoted to the men’s Bible Study group at Temple Bible Church and periodically commuted to Johnson Spaceflight Center up until the time of his passing. Clay was truly an officer and a gentleman, always ready with a word of encouragement for others, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann Arledge, four sons and spouses; Clay, Jr./Christina, Huntsville, AL, Sam/Janie, Temple, TX, Roy/Becky, Monument, CO, and Joe/Kayse, Houston, TX, 11 grandchildren and spouses; Sam/Melissa, Sarah/Zach, Joe/Emily, Ben/Meagan, Nate, Ryan, Kella, Jackson, Coleman, Maggie and Korrie, and great granddaughter, Emma Kate. Predeceased by brother Henry, he is also survived by brother Joe/Jane, sister in law Ria June Fulcher, nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.

Visitation will be in Crockett, Texas at Callaway Allee Funeral Home at 5 o’clock on Thursday, October 20. Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Crockett at 2 o’clock on Friday, October 21. A memorial service will be offered at Taylor Lake Christian Church, 1730 Old Kirby Road, Seabrook, Texas at 2 o’clock on Saturday, October 22. In lieu of flowers, donations to Salvation Army, Navy SEAL Foundation, or charity of choice are gratefully accepted. Condolences for Mr. Fulcher may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JAMES MERRITT HODGES

OCTOBER 18, 2011

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Mr. J. M. Hodges, age 97, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. Mr. Hodges was born July 7, 1914 in Randolph Community, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime. He had worked for Travis Moore as a radio and television repairman and in 1970 he worked out of his home. Mr. Hodges was the oldest active member of the Crockett Lions Club and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include wife, Bessie Hodges of Crockett; daughter, Dorothy Williamson and husband, James of Lovelady; son, C. R. Hodges and wife, Marie of Crockett; daughter-in-law, Sharon Hodges of Onalaska; grandchildren, Cathy Stokes and husband, Gene of Huntsville, Angela Gross and husband, Mike of Lovelady, Jennifer Bond and husband, Russell of Crockett, Jason Hodges and wife, Jessica of Crockett, Michael Hodges and wife, Sally of Huntsville, Mitchell Hodges and wife, Lynn of Huntsville; great-grandchildren, Dusty, James, Brad, Jamie and Matt; great-great grandchildren, Gabriel and Savannah; step-children, John Charles Hooks and wife, Virginia of Crockett, Mary Nell Love and husband, Bobby of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Burt and Vera Hodges; first wife, Essie Hodges; son, Victor Hodges; daughter-in-law, Janet Hodges and step-mother, Lil Hodges.

Funeral services for Mr. J. M. Hodges will be held Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jerry House officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Condolences for Mr. Hodges may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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EDGAR FLOYD JOHNSON

OCTOBER 18, 2011

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Mr. Edgar F. Johnson, age 85, of Crockett, passed away Monday, October 17, 2011 in the Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Mr. Johnson was born March 27, 1926 in Houston County, Texas and has lived in Wesley Chapel since 1962. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. Mr. Johnson was retired having worked as a deck hand and motorman in the oil field industry. He attended the Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Lequana Johnson of Wesley Chapel; daughter Kathy Baker and husband, Ricky of Crockett; grandchildren, Mandy Nash of Crockett, Jason Baker of Crockett, David Teeter III of Crockett, Crystal Buek and husband, Mark of Port Arthur; great-grandchildren, Megan Kristin and Cody; sister, Henrietta McFall of Wesley Chapel; sister-in-law, Pat Johnson of Wesley Chapel; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Bob and Ima Johnson; brothers, Frank Johnson, Robert “Dude” Johnson, Tom Henry Johnson, William Paul Johnson and Durwood Johnson and sisters, Maude Gossett and Lena Pearl Owen.

Funeral services for Mrs. Edgar F. Johnson will be held Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Military graveside services will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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JUAN MUJICA GONZALEZ

OCTOBER 11, 2011

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Rosary services for Mr. Juan Mujica Gonzalez age, 65, of Crockett, will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Family will receive friends Saturday morning until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held in Mexico.

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CLINTON NEAL ELLIS

OCTOBER 10, 2011

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Mr. Clinton Neal Ellis, age 55, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Clinton was born March 16, 1956 in Velasco, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in Crockett. He was a retired truck driver and attended Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church. Survivors include brothers and sisters, Larry Ellis and wife, Loretta of Crockett, Bryant “Hoss” Ellis of Crockett, Glenda Ellis of Crockett, Lisa Graham and husband, Todd of Crockett; nieces and nephews, Larry, Aaron, Dustin, Valarie, Tiffany, Rocky, Matthew, Payton, Jaycee, Landon, Cortney, Dustin and Ethan; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, J. L. and Wonnell Ellis and great-niece, Haley Harrison.

Funeral services for Mr. Clinton Neal Ellis will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church with Rev. Gene Kellum officiating. Interment will follow in the Jim English Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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BOBBY KEN BARRIER

OCTOBER 5, 2011

Mr. Kenneth Barrier, age 77, of Arlington, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in the Medical Center of Arlington. Mr. Barrier was born July 26, 1934 in Crockett, Texas and moved to Houston in 1947. He graduated from Jefferson Davis Sr. High School in 1952. Mr. Barrier married Aliene Heine on December 19, 1953 and they had two children. He became a licensed master plumber and eventually owned his own business putting plumbing utilities in new apartment buildings. Mr. Barrier was a Sunday School Teacher and Assistant Sunday School Superintendent at Bethany Lutheran Church for a short period of time. He had also attended Barachi Church for 15 years and the Candlelight Bible Church until moving to Arlington in 1983. Mr. Barrier enjoyed flying and became a licensed pilot of a small Cessna plane of which he owned. He loved the Lord and read the bible every day. Mr. Barrier accomplished reading the bible in its entirety. He underlined and dated each time he read it. Mr. Barrier continued reading the paper and bible until the onset of Alzheimer’s in 2003. In Arlington, he owned and helped operate, along with his wife and daughter, a family roller skating rink, Big Wheel Skateland, until 1996. After that he worked for Darious Plumbing Company as a Supervisor and Master Plumber until heart surgery in 2001. He was never without a dog or cat as a pet and he called these animals his kids. Mr. Barrier will be sorely missed. Survivors include wife, Aliene Barrier of Arlington; daughter, Blythe Kendal Randall and husband, Clark of Dallas; son, Bradley Kyle Barrier of Arlington; grandchildren, Alexander Miles Snyder and wife, Hilary of Keller; twins, Kylee Paige Snyder of North Richland Hills and Parker Reed Snyder of Arlington; great-grandchildren, Anabelle Paige Snyder and Alexander Miles Snyder II; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Otto and Geraldine Wiederhold of Houston; sisters-in-law, Mavis Suehs of Caldwell, Vivian Berlin of Waller; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by father, Debs Barrier in 1993; mother, Eltice Higginbotham Barrier in 2000; sister, Elena Ruth Crittenden in 1982; nephew, Jay Dalton McGough in 2006 and twin grandchildren, Andrew Michael Snyder and Aeris Mythe Snyder.

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Barrier will be held Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Harold Shirley officiating. Interment will follow in the Bynum Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday starting at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National S. P. C. A.

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HUELIN LEON BRUCE

OCTOBER 3, 2011

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Funeral services for Mr. Huelin Bruce, age 90, of Crockett, will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Larry Bruce 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 Mt. Olive Church.

Mr. Huelin Bruce, age 90, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Bruce was born May 17, 1921 in Estelline, Texas and had lived in Houston County for many years. He was a member of the Mt. Olive Church in Kennard and had also attended Harvest Church in Crockett. Mr. Bruce was retired having worked as a metal fabricator. Survivors include children, Patricia Jones and husband, Don of Crockett, Sam Bruce and wife, Sandy of Crockett, Larry Bruce and wife, Sara of Currietown, Dr. Lena Bruce and husband, Mike Strait of Texas City; grandchildren, Carlton, Vicki, Staci, Jenni, April, James and Heather; great-grandchildren, Sam, Emma, Grace, Averi, Camille, Nate, Noah, Faith, Caleb and Elijah; brothers, Huett Bruce of Grapeland, J. C. Bruce of Grapeland; a special thanks to family and friends including, Gary Hendry and wife, Sophie and Walter Stewart; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by two grandsons, Phillip Kirschner and Justin Bruce.

Funeral services for Mr. Huelin Bruce will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Larry Bruce and Rev. Dennis Ivey 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 Mt. Olive Church.

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SHERRY LEA MEHR

SEPTEMBER 26, 2011

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Mrs. Sherry Lea Mehr, age 82, of Magnolia, formerly of Houston County, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2011 in Houston. Mrs. Mehr was born May 12, 1929 in Sheffield, Pennsylvania and had been living in Magnolia, previously living in Houston County for 10 years. She was retired having worked as an insurance auditor and was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church. Mrs. Mehr enjoyed horses and trail rides. Survivors include son, James D. Mehr and wife, Christine of Magnolia; daughter, Lisa Marie Mehr of Houston; grandchildren, Christopher Deiss, Amanda Mehr, Ashley Mehr and Alexandra Mehr; brother, Francis Stenger of Kingsville, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Jack Mehr and daughter, Cynthia Ann Mehr.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Sherry Lea Mehr will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Bynum Cemetery with Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating. Interment will follow.

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CHESTER V. HINES

SEPTEMBER 19, 2011

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Funeral services for Mr. Chester Vernon Hines, age 81, of Crockett, will be held Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening.

Mr. Chester Vernon Hines, age 81, of Crockett, passed away Monday, September 19, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Hines was born September 10, 1930 in McKinney, Texas and was a resident of Crockett since 1965. He was a graduate of the University of North Texas, attended the University of Houston and received his Law Degree from South Texas College of Law in 1965. Mr. Hines was a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 A. F. & A. M. He loved his garden on Highway 21.

Survivors include wife, Bettie Joyce Grounds Hines of Crockett; daughter, Jane Susanne Hines Stewart; son, John Vernon Hines and wife, Leslie; granddaughter, Stacy Marie Jordan; grandson, A. J. Stewart, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Makenzie and Jacoby Jordan; brother, Larry Jack Hines and wife, Virginia Jacqueline Hines; sisters-in-law, Helen Rollo, Vonnie Bell Sheffield, Mary Becvar, Barbara Hines; brother-in-law, Grady Grounds; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by son, Jim Hines; parents, Jim Thomas Hines and Mary Margaret McGarrah Hines and brother, Roy Hines.

Funeral services for Mr. Chester Vernon Hines will be held Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. C. Philip Chacko officiating. Masonic graveside will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. Interment to follow. 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 Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21, 1520 East Loop 304, Crockett, Texas 75835.

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GORDON SPENCE

SEPTEMBER 19, 2011

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Graveside funeral services for Mr. Ernest Gordon Spence, age 86, of Crockett, will be held Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Latexo Cemetery. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Latexo Fire Department, P. O. Box 942, Latexo, Texas 75849 or the Fire Department of Choice.

Mr. Ernest Gordon Spence, age 86, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, September18, 2011 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett. Mr. Spence was born and reared in Grapeland, Texas on November 7, 1924 and was a resident of Crockett since 1975. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during World War II. Mr. Spence was a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge # 21 A.F. & A. M., the American Legion Post # 134 and a former member of the Latexo Fire Department. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the Latexo Baptist Church. Survivors include son, Ricky Spence and wife, Corky of Kerrville; grandchildren, Casey Spence of Kerrville, Carley Dusek of San Angelo, great-grandchildren, Zack and Lex Dusek of San Angelo; brother, Charles Spence of Grapeland; sisters, Shirley Morgan of Palestine, Ellen Smith of Gatesville, Hazel Laseter of San Antonio; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by first wife, Mildred Spence; second wife, Genova Spence; parents Wood and Madge Spence; brothers, Claude Spence, Dale Spence, Travis Spence, Robert Spence and sisters, Meribah DeSpain, Lemita Frudenburg, Juanita Spence and Betty Jean Spence.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Ernest Gordon Spence will be held Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Latexo Cemetery with Dr. Bill Jones officiating. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Latexo Fire Department, P. O. Box 942, Latexo, Texas 75849 or the Fire Department of Choice.

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BILLY D. GRAHAM

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

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Funeral services for Mr. Billy D. Graham, age 78, of Belott, will be held Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Mr. Billy D. Graham, age 78, of Belott, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. Mr. Graham was born March 8, 1933 in Crockett, Texas and had lived in Houston County most of his lifetime. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War. Mr. Graham had owned and operated Graham’s Texaco and Auto Service in Crockett for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett and was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include wife, Martha V. Graham of Belott; children, Donna Miers of Crockett, Robbie and Michael Billig of Austin, Randy and Shawndra Graham of Lewisville, Gary and Michelle Graham of Buda; grandchildren, Jason Chambers, Ian O’Hearn, Reed Graham, Paige Graham, Matthew Graham, Mason Thompson, Gabriella Graham, Gracelynn Graham and Mavrick Graham; mother, Odessa A. Graham of Crockett; sister, Wanda Nichols and husband, Marlan of Grapeland; nieces, Marlene Lovell and husband, Jim, Robin Nichols and Sharon Hutchinson and husband, Bobby; childhood friend, Roy Smith and wife, Deanna of Belott; numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by father, J. T. Graham; son, Billy D. Graham, Jr. son, Stephen T. Chambers and son-in-law, Tommie Miers.

Funeral services for Mr. Billy D. Graham will be held Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery. 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 American Cancer Society.

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JIMMIE GALLANT SPENCE

SEPTEMBER 14, 2011

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Mrs. Jimmie Gallant Spence, beloved wife, mother and grandmother died Tuesday September 13th at the age of 77. She was born in Latexo, TX. To David S and Wessie Bowman Gallant on May 21st 1934.

After graduating from Latexo High School in 1952, she moved to Houston where she began her career in the banking industry and met her husband, CB Spence. Everyone teased them because CB had been her teacher while she was a student at Latexo HS. Jimmie and CB were married in 1956 and moved to Pasadena, TX where they raised two children. Jimmie’s greatest joy was her family, and there were many Saturdays spent at family barbeques with Jimmie making her famous homeade ice cream. She also enjoyed gardening and long walks, although no one was able to match her pace. She was a proud member of South Main Baptist Church and made many lifelong friends while sharing her joys and sorrows over the years.

In 1989, Jimmie and CB moved back to Latexo, built their retirement home and began to reconnect with many of their childhood friends. Jimmie and CB were members of the Latexo Baptist Church. They loved taking vacations in the Smoky Mountains, going to eat Mexican food and swapping stories with their friends. Jimmie also enjoyed getting to spend more time with her cousin, Kathryn Minter and husband Bobby, and brother David Gallant while living in Latexo.

In 2005, Jimmie and CB moved back to Missouri City and she began to oversee the care for her husband, providing love and support for him in his time of need. She was extremely kind and loyal and never passed judgement on others. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by a brother, David Gallant of Latexo; a son, John Spence of Sugar Land and wife Belinda; a daughter, Kristen Turner of Pearland and husband Mike Turner. She is also survived by granddaughters Nicole Turner, Brianna Spence, and Brooke Spence.

She also leaves a niece, Karen Beard Jones and husband Mike Temple. Karen and Mike provided much love and support in the last year and the family will be forever grateful.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jimmie Gallant Spence will be held Friday, September 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Latexo Baptist Church with Dr. Jeff Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery.

The family also wishes to thank Burnse Staten and Mashariki Guy for their care and love in helping Jimmie in the past few months.

In lieu of customary remembrances, donations may be directed to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780 or the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018. Condolences for Mrs. Spence may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

BILLY KENNETH NETTLES

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

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Funeral services for Mr. Billy Kenneth Nettles, age 73, of Coldspring, will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Billy Kenneth Nettles, age 73, of Coldspring, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Nettles was born November 4, 1937 in Houston County, Texas and was a resident of Coldspring. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Mr. Nettles had worked as a printer and was a member of the Greenwood Village Baptist Church. Survivors include wife of 52 years, Dorothy Nettles of Coldspring; daughter, Darla Skinner and husband, Doug of Chattanooga, Tennessee; son, Kevin Nettles and wife, Rae of Coldspring; grandchildren, Clayton Skinner of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Kenneth Skinner of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Christian Nettles of Coldspring, Amber Nettles of Coldspring, Amanda Nettles of Coldspring; brother, Donald Nettles and wife, Barbara of Austonio; sisters, Lorene Wright of Crockett, Betty Hester of Keithville, Louisiana, Elizabeth Foster and husband, Lee of Crockett, Brenda Coleman and husband, Jim of Crockett, Linda Tullos and husband, Ron of Alexandria, Louisiana; brother-in-law, Gerald Moss and wife, Janice of Houston; sister-in-law, Marilyn Rose and husband, Bill of Hawkins. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by father , W. B. (Bill) Nettles; mother, Emma Nettles; sister, Wilma Vaden; brothers-in-law, Tommy Vaden, Euel Eakin, Albert Hester, Ralph Jackson, Johnny Wright, James Moss and sister-in-law, Jacki Moss.

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Kenneth Nettles will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Harold Clayton officiating. Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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ELTON E. NEEL

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011

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Mr. Elton E. Neel, age 85, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Neel was born July 29, 1926 in Belott, Texas, to J. H. (Howard) and Bertie Henderson Neel. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army. He married Maurine Curry on April 26, 1947 and moved to Houston to work for his aunt and uncle at Fuller Food Products. Mr. Neel then went to work for Lance Products for several years until moving back to Crockett to take over his parent’s grocery store, Neel’s Grocery. He owned and operated the store until his retirement. His legendary hamburgers and hotdogs are still talked about today. Mr. Neel and his son, Jimmy, also own N & N Bonding which he was still actively involved.

He is survived by his children, Belinda and Randy Allee of Crockett, Jimmy and Brenda Neel of Crockett and Gregory Neel of Augusta; grandchildren, Lisa Allee of San Francisco, CA , Jamie and Melissa Allee of Crockett, Joshua and Laura Neel of Crowley, Jeremy and Brittney Neel of Crockett and Halie Farek of Crockett; great-grandchildren, James and John Allee and Riley and Tatum Neel of Crockett and Austin Stowe of Crockett; brother-in-law, Wayne Curry of Elkhart; several nieces, nephews and cousins; Also many longtime devoted family friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Maurine Curry Neel in 2002 and parents, J. H. (Howard) Neel in 1988 and Bertie Henderson Neel in 2001.

Funeral services for Mr. Elton E. Neel were held Friday, September 9, 2011 at 2 pm in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Jamie Allee, Joshua Neel and Pastor Tim Allen officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Water’s Edge Ministries, P. O. Box 1446, Crockett, TX 75835. Condolences for Mr. Neel may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

 

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CLARA ANN REICHERT SOWELL

SEPTEMBER 5, 2011

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Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Clara Ann Reichert Sowell will be Thursday morning, September 8, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park, Crockett. Visitation with family and friends will be Wednesday evening, September 7, 2011, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home in Crockett.

Clara Ann Reichert Sowell departed this life on September 3, 2011. Mrs. Sowell was born on December 14, 1924 to German immigrant parents, Adam Reichert and Barbara Kovis Reichert. Mrs. Sowell, a first generation American is the 7th of 8 children born into the hardest of hard times in the tiny town of Sherman, Texas, where their family tilled the land for corn, cotton and sorghum, and raised a few cows. Life was difficult back then and survival was a challenge. Clara and her brothers and sisters worked hard, learned to survive, and in teen years left Sherman to begin their own life’s journey. Clara Reichert entered beauty school and began her life long interest in cosmetology. She started her career in beauty work around the same time she started her family and had 4 children. Her beauty work was what helped support the family, and in the most difficult of times, on her own, supported the family. She fell back on her beauty work throughout her younger life. Her love and devotion to her parents in their elderly years was righteous and endless. She met and married the love of her life, Jerry P. Sowell, who married her with 4 children on May 19, 1961 They made their home in Houston, La Porte, Austin, and later retired to their daughter’s home place, Crockett, after falling in love with the beautiful rural countryside. In mid life, Mrs. Sowell picked up a paint brush and paint and began creating amazing oil paintings, surprising her family and friends, wondering how this phenomenal free handed talent had been restrained and concealed for all the many years. She painted until increasingly very poor vision prevented her from continuing. Many walls in Texas chronicle her talent for accurate use of color, shapes and shadows, creating incredibly beautiful canvases. Clara and her Jerry loved gardening and planted beautiful vegetable gardens during their life together and she taught her daughters to can and pickle. Clara Sowell’s wonderful cooking was an inspiration to many, especially her family. Clara was a lover of animals, especially her beloved Yorkshire, Goldie, a loving gift from her husband Jerry. Goldie stayed close by and was dear to her to the very end. For all of her life she loved to dance with her soul mate, Jerry, laugh and be playful. They traveled Texas, New Mexico, and Arkansas in their travel trailer, met new friends, sat on the back porch together, worked crossword puzzles together, and cooked a meal together. She dearly loved her children and grand children. Survivors include her beloved husband of 50 years, Jerry P. Sowell, daughters, Linda Mary Giorgio of Grapeland, Beverly Giorgio of Crockett, Deborah Giorgio Hamilton and husband Don Hamilton of Austin, Donna Ruth Sowell Williams, and husband Milton Williams of Cabot, Arkansas, son, Michael Lord of Austin, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Sowell dearly loved her friends and neighbors on Rosewood to whom she grew so close. Mrs. Sowell’s death leaves a hole in the hearts of many as she will be sorely missed, but lovingly remembered. Clara was a soft, feminine woman, and a woman of strong will, opinions, desires, and convictions. Cancer consumed her long after she quit smoking, something she began in her young years. If she could speak to you today, she would lovingly advise you to quit smoking immediately and be spared what she had to endure. Her Jerry and family, and her minister, Jack Chase comforted her to her end. We celebrate the many good times and all the many decades of wonderful memories. Visitation with family and friends will be Wednesday evening, September 7, 2011, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home in Crockett, with a graveside service Thursday morning, September 8, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park, Crockett.

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ROBERT L. “BOB” CHRISTENSEN

AUGUST 31, 2011

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Mr. Bob Christensen, age 79, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2011 in the Hospice of East Texas Inpatient Unit in Tyler. Mr. Christensen was born October 2, 1931 in Aberdeen, Idaho and had lived in Crockett the past 18 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Christensen was retired from Shell Oil having worked as a Dock Foreman and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include daughters, Bonnie Perez of Crockett, Debbie Dronet and husband, Michael of Grapeland; sons, Robert H. Christensen and wife, Denise of Mosca, Colorado, Kelly J. Christensen and wife, Angela of Deer Park; grandchildren, Dawn Weber, Denice Ramirez and husband, Nathan, Jeremya Dyess, Levi Dyess and wife, Amy, Michelle Robinson and husband, Ronnie, Tifany Alexander and husband, David, Marc Christensen; great-grandchildren, Darryon and Morgan Vasquez, Dominic Grillo, Deion and Desiree Ramirez, Cheyenne and Tristen Dyess, Shyle Dyess, Cody and Mickey Robinson; sisters and brother, Jean Redfield of Idaho, Don Christensen and wife, Girt of Montana, Sue Christensen of New Mexico; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by wife, Cleona Christensen; parents, Herman and Zelda Christensen; brothers, Jerry and Dale and sisters, Emma and Carol.

Funeral services for Mr. Bob Christensen will be held Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with President Joe Ross 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 Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.

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HOMER L. ENGLISH

AUGUST 31, 2011

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Mr. Homer English, age 89, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at his residence. Mr. English was born November 23, 1921 in Houston County, Texas and was a lifetime resident of Crockett. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during World War II. Mr. English was a retired painter and a lifetime member of the American Legion. Survivors include brother, Cecil R. English and wife, Carol of Dallas; nieces and nephews, Jayne Hillhouse and husband, Neal of Etoile, Donna Finley of Dallas, Michael English and wife, Kim of Dallas, April English of New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Charles K. English and wife, Debbie of Rockville, Maryland, Dr. Kenneth A. English and wife, Lauren of Sherman; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, George and Myrtie English; brothers and sisters, Ruth English, George H. English, Reba Gadberry and Charles English and sisters-in-law, Louise English and Dorothy English.

Funeral services for Mr. Homer English will be held Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Jim English Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday until 5:00 p.m.

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BETTY RICH

AUGUST 29, 2011

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Mrs. Betty Hosman Rich, age 79, of Crockett, Tx. passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 in the Palestine Regional Hospital. Betty was born December 17, 1931 in Columbus, Tx. to Charles and Claudie Hosman. She was a graduate of Rock Island High School where she was salutatorian of her class and was a Methodist. Betty was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother to her family and was always very proud and supportive of their interests and activities. She had a passion for gardening, cooking, oil painting, traveling and antiques. She had previously owned and operated an antique business, Betty’s Blue Bottle. Betty enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and was a member of the weekly bridge group in Crockett, Tx.

She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, R. C. Rich of Crockett; son, Steve Rich of Huntsville; daughter, Cindy Pantalone and husband, Joe of La Vernia; son, Mike Rich and wife, Kristi of Lovelady; grandchildren, Michael Rich of Marshall, Natalie Pantalone of La Vernia, Taylor Rich of Lovelady , Joseph Pantalone of La Vernia; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Caudie Hosman of Rock Island, Tx. and her brother, Charles William Hosman.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Betty Hosman Rich were held Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Muse Cemetery with Rev. Harold Elliott officiating. Interment followed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Muse Cemetery Association, 849 A. C. R. 1221, Grapeland, Tx. 75844.

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JAMES LYNDON REED

AUGUST 23, 2011

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Mr. James Lyndon Reed, 75, of Laurel, Mississippi, passed away, Monday, August 22, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Reed was born March 17, 1936 and was retired from the oilfield and was a supervisor in maintenance with Cameron Gates Industrial. He served in the National Guard and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stokes Reed and Edwina Willis Reed. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Lowe Reed of Laurel, Mississippi; son, Randy Short of Earth, Louisiana; two daughters Regina Gleisner of Petal and Joan Pitchford of Waller, Texas; grandchildren, Michael Short, McKensey Short, Jared Pitchford, Katherine Hudson, Brittany Gleisner, John Cordova and Stephanie Gleisner; great grandson, Cory Hudson; brother, Carroll “Boots” Reed and his children Shawna and Mark Sitoo of Lufkin, Texas; and sister, Rinthie Lowery and husband Johnny of Crockett, Texas.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. James Lyndon Reed will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2011 in the Latexo Cemetery.Interment will follow. Condolences for Mr. Reed may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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ANITA HENSON RICHARDS

AUGUST 23, 2011

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Anita Henson Richards, age 55, left this life on Monday, August 22, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Anita was born on July 25, 1956, in Houston to Jacqueline Morgan Henson Berch and Clyde J. Henson, and was the eldest of two daughters. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alvin and Eva Morgan of Austonio.

Anita attended school in Houston, graduating from Sharpstown High School. She received a Bachelors of Arts in Teaching for Sam Houston State University with certifications in Special Education, English, Secondary History and Secondary Psychology. While at Sam Houston State, Anita was on the SHSU National Dean’s List, Who’s Who Among American Women; and invited to join the English Honor Society.

Anita taught at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD from 1981-1995. In 1991, Anita lost her left leg, vision in her left eye and had open heart surgery to replace her mitral valve. Following intensive rehabilitation, Anita returned to teaching in 1991 while also attending Houston Baptist University to receive a Masters of Arts in Psychology in 1995. While at HBU, Anita was a member of Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) and held the office of Secretary from 1993-1995. Anita was also a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society and a student Affiliate of American Psychological Association. She was a weekly volunteer at a psychiatric hospital and while there was awarded Outstanding Volunteer Award, HCA Gulf Pines Hospital, 1992.

After experiencing some major medical problems from 1999, Mrs. Richards received a kidney and pancreas transplants on 2001. She again taught profoundly disabled students at Latexo High School for the years of 2008-2009. Health problems continued to plague her, but her outlook was always upbeat.

Anita loved her horses. She raised Paint and Pinto horses which she have a very successful show career. With her favorite horse Miss Red Trina, she won three World Titles in Halter, Western Pleasure and English Pleasure. Anita was an outstanding 4-H leader for Harris County (81-85) TrailsWest Club and Waller County (1990-1991).

Anita is survived by her mother, Jacqueline Morgan Berch and sister, Amanda Henson, both of Austonio. Aunts: Billie Doyle of Austonio, Eloise McCaskill of Centerville, Claudine Morgan of Humble: Uncles: Henry Morgan of LaGrange and Donald Morgan and wife Jonnie of Donie and many wonderful cousins. She is also survived by special friends Wendy Jones of Bridgeport, TX, Channing and Pam Wood of Katy, TX and Aulus Cocholise of Brasil and Gay Allen of Hockley, TX.

Funeral services for Anita Henson Richards will be held Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in the Callaway Allee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Gene Fogt officiating.

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ANN FOLMAR

AUGUST 15, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Folmar, age 74, of Crockett, will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Ann Folmar, age 74, of Crockett, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Folmar was born January 18, 1937 in Cayuga, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime. She was retired with from First National Bank in Crockett having worked there for 40+ years and attended First Baptist Church in Crockett. Survivors include daughter, Lanita Hampton of Crockett; son, Rusty Folmar of Crockett; grandchildren, Amanda Corry and husband, Casey of Crockett; Justin Cunningham of Grapeland, Dylan Keith Folmar of Crockett; great-grandchildren, Drew and Shelby Corry of Crockett; brothers, Jim Mewbourn and wife, Mary Ann of Lufkin, Harry Mewbourn and wife, Patsy of Lufkin; special friends Gwen Shaw and husband, Jimmy of Crockett and Florrie Hoskins and husband, W. T. of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Harold Folmar; parents, James Curtis and Jeffie Lee Mewbourn; and sister, Lanita Jean Mewbourn.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Folmar will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Mikey Osborne officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

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BETTY JO KENDRICK

AUGUST 15, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jo Kendrick, age 84, of Crockett will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Central Baptist Church in Crockett. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Baptist Church or Crockett Public Library.

Mrs. Betty Jo Kendrick went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 13, 2011. Mrs. Kendrick was born on January 14, 1927 in Crockett, Texas to Opal and Marcus Smith, the youngest of three daughters.

Mrs. Kendrick was a lifetime resident of Houston County. She graduated from Crockett High School at the age of 16 in 1943. She devoted herself to her marriage, children, and family after marrying the love of her life, Leslie Kendrick, on February 22, 1947.

Mrs. Kendrick had a lifetime love of books and after her children were older, she worked many years as Assistant Librarian at the Crockett Public Library which she thoroughly enjoyed. She retired from the library in 1996.

Mrs. Kendrick was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church and sang in the choir for many years and taught Sunday school. She was very active in her church until her health failed. She once earned a special 30 year Sunday School pin for not missing Sunday School during that time.

Survivors include her children: Mark Kendrick of Crockett, Amy Riemenschneider and husband, Billy of Crockett, Anda Megginson and husband, Ken of Semmes, Alabama; her son by heart and our brother by heart, Kevin Woolley and wife, Denise of Clarksville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Chad Riemenschneider and wife, Rebekah of Grapeland, Brad Riemenschneider and wife, Katy of Crockett, Jeremy Megginson of Mobile, Alabama and Timothy Megginson and wife, Carrie of Windermere, Florida; three great-grandchildren, Chloe Megginson, Lucy Megginson and Holli Riemenschneider; grandchildren by heart, Austin and Megan Woolley; sister, Mabel Dishon of Crockett; brother-in-law, L. C. Kendrick of Crockett; special niece, Barbara Frizzell and husband, Charles of Crockett and their daughters, Jana Patterson of Palestine and Julie Neel of Crockett; special caregivers, Geraldine Stapp, Candace Sherman, Essie Langford and Helen Stuckey; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Leslie Kendrick; parents, Opal and Marcus Smith; sister, Frances Dotson and sister-in-law, Reba Faye Bowdoin.

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jo Kendrick will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Central Baptist Church with Reverend Roy Wayne Marshall officiating. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 W. 49th Street Room # G408, Austin, Texas 78756; Central Baptist Church, 100 N. 7th Street, Crockett, Texas 75835 or Crockett Public Library, 709 E. Houston Avenue, Crockett, Texas 75835.

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Allen Edwards Whittle

AUGUST 9, 2011

Mr. Allen Edwards Whittle, age 78, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. He was born October 29, 1932 in San Diego, California and had lived in Crockett since 2005. Mr. Whittle was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was retired having worked as a physical therapist and was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include sister, Ellen Andreasen of Lovelady; nieces, Mary Merritt and husband, Mike of Ada, Oklahoma, Sherry Kimmel and husband, Ron of Ada, Oklahoma, Katherine Powers and husband, Mike of Reno, Nevada; nephews, Dennis Andreasen of Charlotte, North Carolina, Gary Andreasen of Ada, Oklahoma; numerous great nieces and great nephews. Proceeded in death by parents, Alvie and Edna Whittle and grandmother, Ella Peterson.

Graveside services for Mr. Allen Edwards Whittle will be held Monday, August 15, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the Houston National Cemetery.

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FLOYD HAMILTON CAIN

AUGUST 9, 2011

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Mr. Floyd Hamilton Cain, age 86, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 09, 2011. Mr. Cain was born on July 4, 1925, in the sawmill town of Camden, Texas, the son of hard-working and devout Christian parents.

Mr. Cain was a member of First Baptist Church in Crockett and for the last three years resided at Houston County Nursing Home along with his high-school sweetheart and wife of 66 years, Falby (Foxworth) Cain. Mr.Cain is preceded in death by his parents, Bertrand and Ruby Cain, sister, Laverne Stowe, brother Charles Cain, infant great-grandson, Kyle Hosch, son-in-law Frank Parker, and nephew Gary Cain.

Mr. Cain is survived by: wife, Falby Cain; 5 daughters; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother, Jim Cain of Willis, Texas; countless extended family members; and many dear friends. His daughters and their husbands include: Sharon and Don Maxwell of Spring, Texas; Janet and Ray Sales of Crockett, Texas; Gail Parker of Crockett, Texas; Joan and Luther Rogers of Colmesneil, Texas; Jean and Ray Davis of Mt. Home, Arkansas.

Mr. Cain’s Bible scripture passage to live by comes from Joshua 24:15, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord ” He was loving and respectful of those who did not hold his beliefs. He frequently ministered to others through extending a helping hand, as well as Biblical counseling.

Being a staunch patriot, Mr. Cain enlisted in the Navy and served from 1942-1946 during WWII. While in the Navy, he boxed unprofessionally, thereby gaining the nickname “Killer Cain.” Having qualified for the Navy SEALS, it was determined that he possessed unusually astute hearing and uncommon depth perception. He was appointed as lead SONAR operator on a minesweeper. During a WWII Veterans interview in 2004, he recounted the following story:

I was there when our troops landed at Anzio where many of those first U.S. soldiers hitting the beach didn’t make it. The scene was indescribable. Our minesweeper swept-up untold numbers of enemy mines making safe passage for ships carrying other soldiers. Our minesweeper was the lead ship also at St. Tropez, France, leading our soldiers right up to the beach.

At the liberation of Rome, two friends and I were the first American Navy sailors to enter the Vatican City, which was a neutral zone. Decked out in our “dress whites” we must have been a welcome sight to the ravaged and war torn Italians.

Another story close to his heart was emotionally difficult for Mr. Cain to tell:

Hundreds of war orphans were gathered at various ports along the Mediterranean. They were displaced, starving, and needed shelter. Our boat’s “Cookie ” helped me gather food and building materials to feed the orphans and erect some sort of shelter. Our Captain would “look away ” as I passed-by with supplies, as this type of aid was frowned upon by policy. When I think of those orphans, I can still see them waving to me as we sailed off. I often wonder about those children with no families, so young, and so alone, and about what their fates may have been.

After his tour in WWII, Mr. Cain began a long and productive career at the Sinclair Refinery in Pasadena, Texas, where he and his wife raised their daughters. Working his way through the ranks at Sinclair, he retired having attained the honorable position of Turnaround Coordinator. He enjoyed officiating football, referring baseball, and repairing televisions at a shop in his garage. At some points in his life, he held the previous four jobs at a time, thus confirming a profound work ethic. When his five daughters were still living at home, he and his wife managed to do anything it took to take their daughters on many memorable vacations.

An avid storyteller, Mr. Cain was also an incurable optimist, and possessed a generous playful nature. He was often overheard saying, “There is this little clown inside me just trying to get out.” Other of his favorite activities included picking (the guitar) and singing, cooking, camping, vegetable gardening, swimming, traveling, and Scrabble. He often expressed his passionate wish that all of his family members would receive Christ as their personal Savior so that “the family circle would remain unbroken.”

Even after Mr. Cain was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the disease was never able to rob him of his zeal for life, love of family, and an out-going friendly and positive personality.

Loved ones know that Mr. Cain is now whole again and is in the presence of God holding to God’s promise that they will one day be reunited with him in Heaven.

Home going Services for Floyd Cain will be held at Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel in Crockett with Reverend Charles Smith officiating, on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 2:00 pm. Interment will be followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Crockett. The following grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Kenny Hosch, Spencer Hosch, Glen Maxwell, David Sales, Pat Bankey, Lee Bankey, Dr. Randy Davis and Bo Dempsey. Grandson, Naval Officer Ricky Davis, stationed in Japan, will serve as honorary pallbearer. Condolences for Mr. Cain may be left online at www.callawayallee.com

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LINDA JO LAWLER

AUGUST 2, 2011

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Mrs. Linda Jo Lawler, age 55, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, August 1, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Lawler was born May 17, 1956 in Channelview, Texas and had been living in Houston County, previously living in Humble. She had worked as a day care director in Kingwood and had also worked as a photo technician at Walmart. Mrs. Lawler was a member of the Ash Church of Christ. Survivors include husband, David Lawler of Lovelady; sons, Charles Lawler and wife, Brittany of New Caney, Jason Lawler of Lovelady; daughter, Haylei Lawler of Lovelady; grandchildren, Sophie Lawler and Fisher Lawler; brothers, Charles Smith and wife, Doris of Lovelady, David Smith and wife, Ramona of Splendora, Billy Smith and wife, Tracy of New Caney; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death grandson, David Wayne Lawler and grandmother, Anna Belle Crowder.

Memorial services for Mrs. Linda Jo Lawler will be scheduled at a later date.

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JOHNNY LESTER ADAMS

AUGUST 1, 2011

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Mr. Johnny Lester Adams, age 66, of Weldon, passed away Monday, August 01, 2011 at his residence. He was born November 16, 1944 in Weldon, Texas and had lived in Weldon for most of his lifetime. Mr. Adams was retired having worked as a construction worker in Houston and had also retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He loved to hunt and fish. Survivors include children, Joni Kay Moore of Weldon, Jerry Lester Adams of Houston, Vicki Adams of Houston; grandchildren, Kymberly Seidel of Trinity, Kristen Hill and husband, Jason of Latexo, Justin Rickman of Austin, Melissa Adams of Austin, Kayla Moore of Weldon; great-grandchildren, Holli Seidel, Allison Milz, Bailey Hill; brothers, Pete Adams, Walter Adams and wife, Eloise, Billy John Adams and wife, Ann, Ray Adams and wife, Gladis, Bud Adams and wife, Joyce, Jerry Don Adams; sisters, Lula Kent and husband, Norwood, Jane Kabine and husband, Bob; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie R. and Lillie “Tay” Adams; brother, Harold Adams and sister-in-law, Opal Adams.

Memorial services for Mr. Johnny Lester Adams will be held Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Waters Edge Recovery, P. O. Box 1446, Crockett, Texas 75835.

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Florine Burns

Florine Burns was born February 11, 1924 in Ft. Worth, Texas and she has been a resident of Conroe, Texas since 1953. Florine passed away on July 19, 2011 surrounded by her daughters, Barbara and Betty, and granddaughter, Bobbie, at the Willis Nursing and Rehabilitation LP, Willis, Texas. She has been a member of Grace Baptist Church of Conroe for many glorious years where she raised her children. Florine was a member of the WMU “Women’s Missionary Union” at Grace Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death was her beloved husband, O. B. Burns; son, Ronald Eugene Carswell; and stepdaughter, Wanda Burns. She was the last survivor of six siblings. Mrs. Burns left behind sons, Kenneth Carswell and wife Darnell of Queens Creek, AZ, James Carswell and wife Margie of Conroe, Sam Carswell of Jacksonville, AR and Kirks Burns of Austin; daughters, Barbara (Carswell) Hyland and husband Chris of Conroe and Betty (Carswell) Webb and husband Don of Anahuac; grandchildren, Jason Ray Webb, Michael Carswell, Bobbie Carswell Stephens, Matthew Carswell, Jamie Carswell, Nancy Carswell Torres, Kenneth Ray Carswell and Kimberly Carswell Robinson. She leaves numerous great grandchildren as well. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and so very many friends. She also leaves her Church Family – Grace Baptist Church, where she attended for years and raised her children there. She truly adored and loved all of her family very much. She thought there was nothing like her children and grandchildren. She loved her Lord so very much and loved attending church. She will truly be missed.

Funeral services for Florine will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Darrell Stevens officiating. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. in County Line Cemetery in Willis. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, July 22, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Metcalf Funeral Directors.

In lieu of flowers, Florine has requested donations be given to the “Women’s Missionary Union”, Payable to Grace Baptist Church, c/o Florine Burns, 140 Beach Airport Road, Conroe, TX 77301. The family would also like to offer many thanks to the Willis Nursing and Rehabilitation LP for all the wonderful care and love shown by all the staff. You are invited to leave written tributes and condolences for the family on our website at www.metcalffuneraldirectors.com.

ALLEN WHITTLE

JULY 25, 2011

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Mr. Allen Edward Whittle, age 78, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in the Community Care Center in Crockett. He was born October 29, 1932 in San Diego, California and had lived in Crockett since 2005. Mr. Whittle was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was retired having worked as a physical therapist and was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include sister, Ellen Andreasen of Lovelady; nieces, Mary Merritt and husband, Mike of Ada, Oklahoma, Sherry Kimmel and husband, Ron of Ada, Oklahoma, Katherine Powers and husband ,Mike of Reno, Nevada; nephews, Dennis Andreasen of Charlotte, North Carolina, Gary Andreasen of Ada, Oklahoma.

Interment is pending in the Houston National Cemetery

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CAROLYN VAUGHAN ALEXANDER

JULY 25, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Vaughan Alexander will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Oak Forest Baptist Church in Houston with Rev. Richard Walters officiating. Graveside funeral services will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Forest Baptist Church c/o Music Department.

Mrs. Carolyn Vaughan Alexander, age 71, of Houston, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011 in the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. She was born September 9, 1939 in Houston County, Texas and had been a resident of Houston since 1963. Mrs. Alexander was a housewife and a member of the Oak Forest Baptist Church in Houston. Survivors include husband, Johnny Alexander of Houston; son, Robin Alexander of Houston; grandchildren Jessica “J. J.” Alexander of Magnolia; brother, Glen H. Vaughan of Kennard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by son, Randy Alexander; parents, Charlie and Mary Lee Vaughan and sister-in-law, Janet Vaughn.

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Vaughan Alexander will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Oak Forest Baptist Church in Houston with Rev. Richard Walters officiating. Graveside funeral services will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Forest Baptist Church c/o Music Department.

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GEORGE EDWARD IVINS

JULY 21, 2011

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Mr. George Ivins, age 71, of Weldon, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011 in the Triumph Hospital in Tomball. Mr. Ivins was born May 22, 1940 in Weldon, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in Weldon. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Ivins retired having worked in Pipeline Construction as a Heavy Equipment Operator and was a member of the Weldon Baptist Church. Survivors include brother, Lytlejohn Ivins and wife, Ann of Tomball; sister, Doris Crowson and husband, Wayne of Dickinson; brother-in-law, Doyle Hutcherson and wife, Helen of Tomball; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Travis and Hazel Ivins; brother, Rayford Ivins and sister, Jan Hutcherson.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. George Ivins will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Weldon Cemetery with Rev. Mike Westbury officiating. Interment will follow. Condolences for Mr. Ivins may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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BEVERLY JEAN GLOVER

JULY 18, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Beverly Jean Collier Glover will be held Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Church of Christ with Mr. Randy Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904 or Antioch Cemetery Association, 4846 C. R. 3455, Lovelady, Texas 75851.

Mrs. Beverly Jean Collier Glover, age 79, of Lovelady, formerly of Clute, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011 in Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin. She was born February 10, 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama and had lived in Lovelady since 2003, previously living in Clute. Mrs. Glover had worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse having retired from Brazosport Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Lovelady Church of Christ. Survivors include sister, Charlotte Jones and husband, Claude of Lovelady; brothers, John Collier and wife, Betty of Hope, Arkansas, David Collier, Sr. and wife, Betty of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Glen S. Glover; parents, Jesse W. and Blanche Collier and brother, William Garvey Collier.

Funeral services for Mrs. Beverly Jean Collier Glover will be held Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Church of Christ with Mr. Randy Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904 or Antioch Cemetery Association, 4846 C. R. 3455, Lovelady, Texas 75851. Condolences for Mrs. Glover may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

 

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MARC MECKLENBURG

JULY 18, 2011

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FERRELL DORA THOMAS

JULY 15, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Ferrell Dora Felder Thomas will be held Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvest Church with Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ferrell Dora Felder Thomas of Crockett, Texas died of congestive heart failure at the age of 86 on July 14, 2011 in Houston, Texas at North Cypress Medical Center. Ferrell was born in Houston, Texas on November 8, 1924 to Henry Howard Felder and Desta A. Williams Felder. Ferrell’s father was a choir director of various Assembly of God churches for most of his life, so naturally Ferrell’s secondary interest was singing. She had a strong alto voice and sang God’s praises with various gospel quartets in the South Texas, Louisiana and Florida area. Ferrell and the love of her life, Will Thomas, loved the area around Houston County and Ferrell’s grandmother founded a church that exists still today in Grapeland: Felder’s Chapel. Ferrell loved to sing, she loved to laugh, she loved to appreciate God’s creation, she loved a good game (whether it was dominoes, cards, or even football). But the primary passion and driving force of her life was to be a servant and coworker in the ministry of Jesus Christ. He was the Rock on which she built her life and what a strong foundation He has been. She was active in the “fields of harvest in the Kingdom of God on earth” until her days were completed, fittingly, for at least the past decade, here at Harvest Church in Crockett.

She lived her life in accordance with her faith and her faith was STRONG as was her love for PEOPLE. She was known variously as “Sister Ferrell”, “Miss Ferrell”, “Miss Thomas”, “Grandma Ferrell”, “Mom”, just plain “Ferrell”, and by other terms of endearment. She loved generously with words and action and to really know her was to know of her love for her Savior, His Word, and her love for you…and to love her in return.

Ferrell is survived by: sons, James Thomas of Crockett, Kevin Thomas and wife, Melody of Katy, Randy Thomas and wife, Amy of Houston, Lamar Thomas and wife, Stacy of Keller; grandchildren, Jennifer Jones of Katy, Kolby Thomas of New Waverly, Danielle Thomas of Keller, Luke Thomas of Houston, Faith Thomas of Keller, Ben Thomas of Houston, Callie Shugart of Katy, Samantha Coveney of Katy; great-grandchildren, Ethan Jones of Katy, Aidan Jones of Katy; sisters, Geraldine Young of Houston, Doreen Poling of Austin, Nina Ponfick of Nursery, Lynn Tullos of Richmond; brothers, Ralph Felder of Fort Worth, Mark Felder of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Will Thomas; sons, Richard V. Thomas, Gerald H. Zeigler and brothers, Melvin Felder and Howard Felder.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ferrell Dora Felder Thomas will be held Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvest Church with Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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EUGENIA JEAN MATHER

JULY 10, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Eugenia (Jean) Mather, age 94, previously of Crockett are Friday, July 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Crockett with Rev. Earl Cantrell officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 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 United Methodist Church in Crockett. Mrs. Mather passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 in Chickasha, OK.

Mrs. Eugenia (Jean) Pletka Mather, age 94, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, formerly of Crockett, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 in the Glenhaven Retirement Village in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Mrs. Mather was born October 5, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado. She graduated from Mesa Junior College and taught school in Western Colorado. Mrs. Mather had a variety of occupations and ended her career as a social worker for the Texas Department of Welfare. She was active in the Magnolia Garden Club and Phythian Sisters. Mrs. Mather was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett where she was the founding member of the Builder’s Class, past president of the Methodist Women and was active in the Young at Hearts Club. Art was a passion, beadwork, needlework, water colors, oils, etc. She traveled to Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada and throughout the United States. Survivors include daughter, Linda Walker and husband, James D. of New Orleans, Louisiana; son, Mike Mather and wife, Jeanne of Chickasha, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Heidi Rice, Elizabeth Walker, Robert Dayton Mather, Jacquelyn Hutzell; great-grandchildren, Sydney Walker, Lara Rice, John David Rice, Lana Rice and Dayton Mather; Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Mather in January 2010.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eugenia (Jean) Pletka Mather will be held Friday, July 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Crockett, Texas with Rev. Earl Cantrell officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 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 United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 984, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Mather may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JONNY PAUL STEWART

 

JULY 8, 2011

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Funeral services for Mr. Jonny Paul Stewart will be held Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harvest Church with Rev. Dennis Lowery and Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mr. Jonny Paul Stewart, age 74, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. Mr. Stewart was born September 21, 1936 in Lovelady and had lived in Houston County most of his lifetime. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Lovelady First Baptist Church. Mr. Stewart also was a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Kathryn May Stewart of Crockett; son, Wayne Stewart and wife, Barbara of Crockett; grandchildren, Chase Zachary Stewart and Ciara Vera Stewart of Crockett; brothers, Bobby Lee Stewart and wife, Avalon of Lovelady, Billy Ray Stewart and wife, Rosemary of Houston and Donald Harold “Dude” Stewart and wife, Shirley of Lovelady; sisters-in-law, Cynthia Mitchell and husband, Kenneth of Crockett and Brenda May Lewis of Trinity; brother-in-law, Eugene May of Oceanside, CA. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Sylvia Stewart; sister, Melba Stewart Beard, nephew, Johnny Lee Stewart, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leonard and Kathleen May and sister-in-law, Frances McManus. Funeral services for Mr. Jonny Paul Stewart will be held Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harvest Church with Rev. Dennis Lowery and Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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SAMMIE LOUISE STERNS

JULY 6, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Sammie Louise Sterns will be held Friday, July 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday morning beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Mrs. Sammie Louise Sterns, age 84, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, July 06, 2011 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett. Mrs. Sterns was born April 14, 1927 in Crockett, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime. She was a retired bookkeeper and attended the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include daughter-in-law, Peggy Martin of Houston; grandchildren, Steven Leon Martin of Katy, Paul Todd Martin of Spring, Anthony Wayne Rutledge of Houston; great-grandchildren, Heather King Kourtnie Shrader and Justin Poiencot, Leah Martin, Kenzee Martin; brother-in-law, Jerry Fulenwider of San Antonio; sisters-in-law, Pat Sterns of Willis, Frieda Thompson of Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Leon E. “Sonny” Sterns; son, Michael L. Martin; parents, Dave and Ethel Thompson; sisters, Albertine Morgan and husband, Herbert Morgan, Janie Hendricks and husband, Rex Hendricks and brother, David Thompson, Jr.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sammie Louise Sterns will be held Friday, July 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tom Spath officiating. Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761.

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DOROTHY BEAVERS ENGLISH

JULY 2, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Beavers English will be Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel, Crockett, TX. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Mrs. Dorothy Lou Beavers English, age 83, passed away on Saturday July 2, 2011 in Sherman, Texas. Mrs. English was born March 5, 1928 in Crockett, Texas. The only child of Dock and Mary Sue Beavers, Mrs. English was raised in the Shady Grove Community east of Crockett. She graduated from Crockett High School in 1945. After graduation, she worked with the United States Veterans program in Crockett and later worked for the First National Bank in Crockett until 1982. On August 18, 1946 she and Charles E. English were united in marriage which lasted over 63 years until his death on December 28, 2009. In 1982 Mrs. English was elected County Clerk of Houston County and was re-elected in 1986. In 1990 she retired from public service and relocated with her husband to Nacogdoches, Texas where they resided until his death. In 2010 she relocated to Sherman, Texas where she resided at the Renaissance Retirement Center until her death.

Mrs. English was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, Texas and the Order of Eastern Star 509. She previously served as Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in both Lovelady and Crockett.

Mrs. English is survived by sons Dr. Charles Keith English and wife Debbie of Rockville, Maryland and Dr. Ken English and wife Lauren of Sherman, Texas; grandchildren Stacy English, Christina English and husband Christopher Smith of Rockville, Maryland, Lance English of College Station, Texas, Clay English of Burlington, Vermont, and Meredith Ladd and husband Craig of Ardmore, Oklahoma; great grandchildren Chandler, Collin, and Alec Ladd; nieces and nephews Jayne Hillhouse of Lufkin and Donna Sue English, Michael English, and April English of Farmers Branch. Mrs. English was preceded in death by her husband Charles E. English and parents Dock and Mary Sue Beavers.

Funeral services for Mrs. English will be held Tuesday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel in Crockett, Texas. Family visitation will be on Monday night, July 4, at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett. Online condolence calls may be left at www.callawayallee.com.

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TARZAH FAYE SMITH ROARK

JUNE 30, 2011

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Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Tarzah Faye Smith Roark, age 87, of Kennard, will be held Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 10:00 a. m. in the Ferguson Cemetery in Groesbeck with Rev. Donald Herring officiating. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Friday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

Mrs. Tarzah Faye Smith Roark of Kennard, Texas passed away Thursday, June 30th at Winfield Nursing Home at the age of 87. Faye Roark was born in Groesbeck, Texas on January 12, 1924 to Sylvester Luther Smith and Annie Pearl Phillips Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar Clovis “D C” Roark. She leaves behind two children. Daughter, Glenda Wheeler and son-in-law Cody Wheeler of Kennard. Son, Glenn Roark and daughter-in-law, Jeannie Roark of Tyler, Texas, Special ExDaughter-in-law, Russell Hyman Roark of Tyler. Faye Roark was fondly called Me Maw by her Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren.

Grandchildren: Dianna Lynn Hineman, Tricia Parker Stanley, Laura Bernice Wheeler, Delmar Roark, and Carla Roark. Great-grandchildren: Michael Roark, Gaela Furmer, Danielle Catoe, Kenneth Hineman, Dylan Folmar, Adian Hineman, Kaylie Wheeler, Courtney Morris, Savannah Morris and Sirena McMullen. Great-Great-Grandson: Casen Lane Wheeler Henley. She leaves behind One sister Juanita Wright on San Antonio, Texas, Two brothers-in-law, George Roark and Curtis Roark and wife Theda of Houston, Texas, One sister-in- law, Velma Thompson of Arkansas, And many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Faye Roark was a homemaker all her life and loved nothing more than to do for her family and be around her children, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren. She was happiest when she was cooking Sunday dinners for the family. When her grandchildren were smaller she loved nothing more than for them to come and send the night or a few days. She would always help her husband in the vegetable garden and would do all the canning. Her fondest memories were when she was able to take vacations to Colorado in a converted school bus and fish. If you wanted to get her to talk, just ask her about her trips to Colorado. When you visited her, she always wanted to know what all the grandchildren or great-grandchildren were doing. The last few years of her life when she was in such pain and would get so anxious her son in law would come visit and read the bible with her or just visit for awhile. This would always make things easier for her to manage.

Visitation is Friday, July 1st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Callaway Allee Funeral Home. Graveside services for Mrs. Tarzah Faye Smith Roark will be held Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. in the Ferguson Cemetery in Groesbeck, Texas with Rev. Donald Herring officiating. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, P. O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.

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BEATRICE “BEA” TURNER

JUNE 25, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice “Bea” Turner will be held Monday, June 27, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Sunday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Beatrice Lehman Turner departed this life peacefully on June 25, 2011 in Crockett, Texas at the age of 93. She was born on September 21, 1917 in Cuero, Texas, the youngest child of William and Ernestine Lehman. In 1939, she met and married William Turner, who came to Cuero as a surveyor with Shell Oil Company. While her husband was in the Army and later working for Shell, Bea and Bill lived in numerous cities around the country. In 1946, their son, Jim, was born at an army base in Fort Lewis, Washington. A few years later, the young family moved to Crockett, where Bill joined his father in his construction business.

Bea worked beside her husband throughout his career. She was a bookkeeper in the family business, Turner Hardware & Construction. She spent many years working at Turner Hardware, taking on any task. Always the ready grandmother, she kept a baby crib in her office for her beloved John and Susan.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years, volunteering in the church library and nursery, and teaching Sunday School. She played an integral part in Jim’s political races, traveling around Texas to campaign for her son. She had enduring friendships with the women in her sewing club, a group that enjoyed each other’s company for decades. Bea and Bill were faithful Texas Aggie fans and regulars at Kyle Field home games.

Beatrice Turner is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim Turner and wife, Ginny of Crockett and McLean, Virginia; grandchildren: John Turner and wife, Jenia of Dallas; Susan Turner Nold and husband, Danny of Austin; great-grandchildren: William Turner and Philip Turner of Dallas; Ginger Nold, and Danny Nold, Jr. of Austin. Also her sister-in-law, Corine Collins of Crockett. Nieces and nephews: Jeanie Kueker and husband, Jack Warren of San Antonio; Catherine Zilko and husband, Fred of Murrieta, California; Frances Baker and husband, David of Crockett; Carolyn Surles and husband, Brady of Durham, North Carolina; Sandra Bash of Cashiers, North Carolina; Carrie Ballard and husband, Travis of Conroe; Rufus Turner and wife, Elaine of Pasadena, California; Lottie Hollan and husband Neill of Tilden, Texas; and many beloved great-nieces and nephews.

The family is grateful to the most dedicated and loving caregivers, Fern Lufsey, Blanche Frazier, Tina Jones and Ellen Richardson. Also to Willie Anderson, a long-time and loyal employee.

She is preceded in death by her husband of almost 69 years, William A. Turner; parents, William and Ernestine Lehman; brothers: William Lehman, Irvin Lehman and J. C. Lehman; sister, Bernice Lehman Kleinecke; brothers and sisters-in-law, Vera Lehman, Bernice Lehman, Willard Kleinecke, Rufus and Lillie Lee Turner, Billy and Carrie Lively, Alma Sevier, Denny Collins; and niece, Louise Sevier Lack.

Bea Turner was committed to her family, was filled with pride in every accomplishment and was generous to them in countless ways. Her faith in God was evident throughout her life, as she prayed daily for those she loved and held dear. Her steadfast devotion and faithfulness will be long be remembered.

Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice Lehman Turner are Monday, June 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Crockett with Rev. Keeney Dickenson officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the First Baptist Church, 801 East Goliad Avenue, Crockett, TX 75835, or the charity of choice. Family will receive friends Sunday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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VERNON LEE EDWARDS

JUNE 22, 2011

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Memorial services for Mr. Vernon Lee Edwards, age 66, of Grapeland, will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Josh Mills and Rev. Duane Mills officiating.

Mr. Vernon Lee Edwards, age 66, of Grapeland, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at his residence. He was born November 8, 1944 in Lufkin, Texas and had been living in Grapeland. Mr. Edwards had worked on oil rigs. Survivors include wife, Darlene Edwards of Grapeland; children, Don Bronson, Toni Spikes, Chaneal Edson and Clara Edwards; grandchildren, Rozeem Spikes, Ezekiel Bronson, John Spikes, Ian Bronson, Isaac Edwards, Kaylyn Humphrey and Ethan Byrd; brother Curtis Henderson and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Memorial services for Mr. Vernon Lee Edwards will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Josh Mills and Rev. Duane Mills officiating.

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WILLARD BILL FORE

JUNE 21, 2011

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Memorial services are pending for Mr. Willard Bill Fore, age 88, of Crockett, will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 t 3:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Choice.

Mr. Willard Bill Fore was born January 22, 1923 in Port Arthur, Texas to Albert Black Fore and Mae Bell Singleton. He passed away Monday, June 20, 2011 in the Houston County Nursing Home.

Mr. Fore was a skilled carpenter and worked for William Turner Construction in Crockett before starting his own construction business. He was a sergeant in the United States Army and was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked on December 7, 1941. He met his wife Nora in Hawaii and had five children before returning to Texas. He had another son in Crockett. He resided in Crockett for 58 years.

Mr. Fore loved farming and building things in his workshop at his farm in Crockett. For many years he raised cows and quail, tended bee hives, and gardened. He was a man of many talents.

Survivors include his wife Nora of Crockett; his daughter-in-law Randa Fore of Crockett, his son and daughter-in-law Raymond and Deidra Fore of Lufkin, his daughter Lorraine Conner of Crockett, his daughter and son-in-law Winona and Don Tullos of Lovelady, his daughter-in-law Clarice Fore of Houston, and his son Robert Fore of Crockett. He had eight grandchildren- Tisha and Chad Fore, Dustin Fore, Carol Durkin, Rusty Conner, Jay Tullos, Shannon Tullos, and Adrianne Fore. His ten great-grandchildren are Chloe and Cassie Fore, Diana Durkin, Elizabeth, Madelyn and Gracie Conner, Grant and Mattie Tullos, and Ethan and Colby Tullos. He is also survived by his brother Dan Fore of Bryan and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, a brother, three sisters, his sons John and Wayne Fore and son-in-law, Grover Conner.

Memorial services for Mr. Willard Bill Fore will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. His body was cremated and his ashes will be spread at his farm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of your Choice.

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JUANITA HERRING

JUNE 20, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Marie Herring will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Porter Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Mrs. Juanita Marie Herring, age 70, of Porter Springs, passed away, Sunday, June 19, 2011 at her residence. She was born April 2, 1941 in Jefferson County and had been living the last 30 years in Porter Springs. Mrs. Herring had worked as a plant maintenance worker at a chemical plant. She loved square dancing, to travel and she loved her family. Survivors include five children, Donna McAdams and husband, Glenn of Riverside, Rolinda “Pumpkin” Jones and husband, Bobby of Pasadena, Robert “Bob” Herring of Channelview, Rhonda “Lil Bit” Tietz of Houston, Richard “Tater” Herring and wife, Angela of Eustace; eighteen grandchildren, Paul Herring, Victoria Lankford, Melodie Lankford, Sonny Lankford, Josie Collie, Joe Collie, Bethany Jones, Timothy Jones, Jared Jones, Mya Haley, Michael Hopkins, David Brown, Carrie Brown, Ryan Brown, Erik Tietz, Aaron Tietz, Olivia Herring and Lauren Herring; seven great grandchildren, Jayden Hansen, Savanna Carter, Ashton Ward, Katie Brown, Alex Brown, Pricilla Carter and Elizabeth Lankford; sisters, Jolene Clark of Freeport, Sue Pinkston of Hutchison, Kansas, Patty Land and husband, Willie of Porter Springs; brother, Don Porter of Richmond; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Marie Herring will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Porter Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. Condolences for Mrs. Herring may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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LEON “SONNY” STERNS

JUNE 20, 2011

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Funeral services for Mr. Leon “Sonny” Sterns, age 86, of Crockett, will be held Friday, June 24, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends beginning Friday at 8:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County Cancer Support Group, P. O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas 75835.

Mr. Leon “Sonny” Sterns, age 86, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 in the Whitehall Nursing Center. Mr. Sterns was born October 31, 1924 in Houston, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served on the U. S. S. Saratoga during World War II. Mr. Sterns served on the Consolidated Water Board and was retired having worked for Proven Products in Houston. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include wife, Sammie Louise Sterns of Crockett; daughter-in-law, Peggy Martin of Houston; grandchildren, Steven Leon Martin of Katy, Paul Todd Martin of Spring, Anthony Wayne Rutledge of Houston; great-grandchildren, Heather King, Kourtnie Shrader and Justin Poiencot, Leah Martin and Kenzee Martin; brother-in-law, Jerry Fulenwider of San Antonio; sister-in-law, Pat Sterns of Willis; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Ezra and Sybil Sterns; sister, Betty Fulenwider; brother, Jerry Sterns and son, Michael L. Martin.

Funeral services for Mr. Leon “Sonny” Sterns will be held Friday, June 24, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday beginning at 8:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County Cancer Support Group, P. O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mr. Sterns may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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WILLIAM DANIEL “Dan” JULIAN, JR.

JUNE 17, 2011

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Funeral services for Mr. William Daniel “Dan” Julian, Jr. will be Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Crockett. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Monday evening 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 United Methodist Church in Crockett.

Former County Court at Law Judge and long time Houston County attorney, William Daniel Julian, Jr., passed away on June 16, 2011, three months shy of his 90th birthday. At the time of his death he was with his daughter, Betsy, in Dallas, but he was a permanent and life long resident of Crockett, Houston County Texas.

Mr. Julian was the only son of Lois Millar Julian and William Daniel Julian, Sr. He was born in Denison, Texas on September 15,1921, where his father, a graduate of the SMU School of Pharmacy, briefly worked prior to returning to his and his wife’s native Houston County to raise their son and serve their community.

Mr. Julian was a graduate of the 1939 class of Crockett High School. He attended Baylor University in Waco where he met the love of his life and his future wife, Madeline Drury Julian, who preceded him in death by 26 years.

During his last year at Baylor Mr. Julian, along with a number of fellow classmates, graduated early to enlist to serve his country in WWII. Mr. Julian joined the U.S. Navy and left for Officer Candidate School Chicago, where he was commissioned.

Just before shipping out he married his sweetheart, Madeline in Norfolk, Va., with only his mother and future mother in law in attendance from “home.”

Mr. Julian served in both the Europe and Pacific theaters. He participated in the D Day landing on Normandy beach as skipper of an LCT, and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was honorable discharged in 1945.

After the war, the Julian’s returned to Waco for Mr. Julian to attend law school. He was a member of the law school class which re-opened Baylor Law School after the war, and that close knit group remained lifelong friends.

After law school, Mr. Julian returned to Crockett to practice law, and begin a long period of community activism and service. In March of 1948 just prior to graduation, their first child, Betsy, was born, followed by Dan III, born in Crockett in August of 1950. Earlier that year they had built their home on Redbud Lane (later Ave) which continued to be Mr. Julian’s permanent residence until his death.

As a young lawyer, he was an active member of the Jaycees which built the first public swimming pool in Crockett, at the Davy Crockett Memorial Park during the 1950s. Following in a long family tradition, he was a life-long member of the First Methodist Church, and served in many capacities in the church leadership, as well as serving as a teacher and mentor to young people in the Methodist Youth Fellowship during the 1960s.

He was a life-long Democrat, and served for many years as the Chair of the Houston County Democratic Party, as well as participating in a number of local, state and national campaigns on behalf of progressive Democratic candidates.

Mr. Julian was appointed the first County-Court-At-Law Judge for Houston County in 1975, where he was particularly interested in the using his position to help the youth of Houston County who came before him get back on the right track in their lives.

From early on he and Madeline enjoyed traveling throughout Mexico, where they made many long term friends. During the last 7 years of their life together they also began making regular trips to England, often with their son Dan. After her death he lived for while in Mexico, studying Spanish and enjoying the people and culture of that wonderful country, as well as returning to England numerous times, sometimes joining Bruce Bennet and his son John for walking tours. He made his last trip to England when he was 80.

Mr. Julian was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in late 2006, and spent the last five years of his life learning to deal with the loss of his ability to speak and write, which greatly frustrated him, being a smart man who enjoyed discussing and writing about ideas, politics, religion. However, he continued to read voraciously, and follow current affairs on CNN and other media outlets (Not FOX) until his last days. He was a great supporter of President Obama, and believed that he would prove to be one of our greatest presidents, but was strongly opposed to our military actions in the Middle East, having come to believe that war was an evil in which mankind could no longer afford to indulge.

Mr. Julian’s family roots in Houston County were deep, and many of his relatives made their mark on the community in which they lived and died. He was proud of that heritage and believed that he was truly blessed to be a part of it.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Drury Julian, and his son, William Daniel Julian, III. He is survived by his daughter, Betsy and her husband Edward B. Cloutman, III, of Dallas, and his grandson Edward B. Cloutman, IV and his wife Hali Cloutman, also of Dallas.

Funeral services for Mr. W. D. Julian, Jr. will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Crockett with Dr. Jerry House officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Monday evening 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 United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 984, Crockett, Texas 75835.

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PAMELA CORINNE PRICE

JUNE 16, 2011

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Graveside funeral services for Miss Pamela Corinne Price will be held Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Center Hill Cemetery. Interment will follow.

Miss Pamela Corinne Price, 61, of Houston, was born in Crockett, Texas on May 29, 1950 and passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in Pasadena, Texas in a Hospice facility.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Mayes of Pasadena; father and stepmother, Clifford and Gwen Price of Crockett; brother and sister-in-law, Rod and Debbie Price of Spring Branch; brother, Cole Mayes of Thailand; two step-sisters, Marie Davis and Yvonne Arnold; and two nieces, Heather and Stacy Price, all of Houston.

Pam attended Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena and two years at San Jacinto College. She worked as a prison guard at the Jester Units for more than 21 years. She loved to go to Lovelady, Crockett and Grapeland to visit family. She was an old (black and white) movie buff and could tell you every personal thing about each actor and actress. Her favorite singer was George Strait. Pam loved her dogs and cat and also adored all animals. Anytime she saw a stray beside the road she would stop and pick it up and take it to a shelter. Once a baby bird fell from its nest and she carried it miles away to an animal rescue center. Her favorite food was Mexican but she loved eating salmon patties, fried okra, cabbage and cornbread dressing at Kelly’s Restaurant with her mom and cousin.

Graveside funeral services for Miss Pamela Corinne Price will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Center Hill Cemetery near Lovelady Texas. Interment will follow.

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KATHLEEN JEAN SPERRY HOLIK

JUNE 16, 2011

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Funeral Services for Mrs. Kathy Sperry Holik will be held Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 4 pm at the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Keith Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Augusta Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Kathy Sperry Holik passed away on June 15th. Mrs. Holik was born to Dr. John J. and Harriett Sperry in Bryan, Texas on June 29,1947. She grew up in College Station, graduating from high school there in 1965. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and later transferred to Texas A&M University and only lacked 12 hours graduating from A&M. She lived in College Station until 2004 when she moved to Augusta. She moved to Crockett in 2006.

Kathy was a polio survivor, having had bulbar polio in 1950 and having been in an iron lung at Children’s Medical Center in Waco. During her life she had a varied experience in the workforce, including working for the College Station Independent School District in various capacities and working in home health as a sitter and caregiver. She was a life time member of the A&M Methodist church and was an active Girl Scout. Kathy loved her family, especially her great nieces and nephews, loved wildflowers, and loved her pets.

Survivors include her sisters, Dr. Pam Zwingman and husband Bob of Walnut, California; Jeanne McLeod and her husband James of Augusta; her brothers, John Sperry and his wife Betty of Spring; Dr. Fred Sperry and his wife Sharon of Omaha, and Bill Sperry and his wife, Anne of Greenville, North Carolina; 13 nieces and nephews, and 13 great nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Harriett Sperry; and her husband, Al Holik.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Kathy Sperry Holik will be held Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 4 pm at the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Keith Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Augusta Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Winfield Nursing Center for their compassionate care during the last five years.

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EDITH KATHRYN BRADLEY RUSHING

JUNE 11, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Bradley Rushing will be held Monday, June 13, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Fellowship with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Parker Cemetery in the Jones School House Community. Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Edith Kathryn Bradley Rushing, age 90, of Crockett, passed away Friday, June 10, 2011 in the Houston County Nursing Home. Mrs. Rushing was born March 9, 1921 in Belzonia, OK (no longer on the map) and had been a resident of Houston County since 1942. Even though living in the depression years, she was determined to finish high school and graduated from Pasadena High School in 1940. She walked 3.5 miles to school in all kinds of weather and it did get cold in Oklahoma. After high school, Soper, a small town in Oklahoma started running a school bus to the grade school to pick up all the high school kids. She still walked 3.5 miles to catch the school bus. Times were hard then and the bus did not have any windows, only had a canvas flap. They let it down in the winter and rolled it up in the hot weather. They rode the bus 20 miles to school. When the depression hit in 1929, she said the last doll she got was in 1928. Christmas was a no-no. She said on Christmas, they would get an orange, apple, a little candy and a few nuts. No pretty Christmas Trees. There were four children in the Bradley family. She said she was 15 years old when she had her first Coke. Mrs. Rushing loved her family, her church and her flowers and also helped people who could not drive. She also loved to quilt and won numerous ribbons at the Houston County Youth Livestock Show. She married Norman Rushing while he was serving in the Army and was a housewife until 1956. They bought a little country store and operated it for about nine years. After her children finished school, she work at the Crockett State School 1971 where she retired in 1987 afterward working with her husband in the cattle business. Mrs. Rushing served a secretary-treasure of the Parker Cemetery in the Jones School House Community from 1992 to 2007. Mrs. Rushing was a member of the Good Shepherd Fellowship.
Survivors include: Sons: Mike Rushing of North Zulch and Pat Rushing and wife, Vickie of Crockett; daughter, Judy Jones of Fairfield. Eight grandchildren, Rhonda and Khalil Khalil of Tarzana, CA; Dwayne Rushing of Houston, Clint Langham of Latexo, Lisa Rushing of Bryan, Alex and Crystal Jones of Fairfield, Patty Roze of Houston and Leslie Omelina and husband, Jason of Crockett; step-grandchildren, Maricia, Matthew and Mallorie Ferrell of North Zulch; Eleven great-grandchildren; brother, Sam Bradley and wife, Mildred of Carlsbad, NM and sister-in-law, Lena Belle Gallant of Waco. Also by numerous nieces and nephews and A Very Special Friend, Irene Musgrove. Mrs. Rushing was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Rushing in 1997; daughter, Sandra Rushing Langham in 1992, granddaughter, Kelly Rushing in 1979, son, Ronnie Rushing in 2006, brother, Leo Bradley in 2002 and parents, Tom and Tressie Bradley. Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Bradley Rushing will be held Monday, June 13, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Fellowship with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Parker Cemetery in the Jones School House Community. Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

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OLLIE ANN BRADBERRY

JUNE 9, 2011

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Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Ann Bradberry, age 70, of Lovelady will be held Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvest Church in Crockett with Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ollie Ann Bradberry, age 70, of Holly, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in the Methodist Hospital in Houston. She was born March 28, 1941 in Port Arthur, Texas and had lived in Holly most of her lifetime. Mrs. Bradberry had retired from Wal-Mart after 30 years of service having worked as a cashier and was a member of the Harvest Church. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading, computers, loved her grandchildren and her rose bushes. Mrs. Bradberry’s motto while fighting cancer was, “I Can Do It!” Survivors include daughter, Nyoka Bradberry of Holly; sons, John Bradberry of Holly, Jody Bradberry and wife, Joy of Holly; grandchildren, Guretta Gray and husband, Jacob of Riverside, Holly Christine Bradberry of Holly, Cody Walker Bradberry and wife, Kori of Trinity; great-grandchildren, Isabella Rose Bradberry, Hailey Mae Bradberry, Xylie Annabelle Gray, Keith Allen Golden “Bubba” III; sister, Dolly Ballard of Holly; brother, Thomas Lafayette Hammond and wife, Debbie of Pasadena, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Junior “Buddy” Bradberry and parents, Lafayette and Ruby Hammond.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Ann Bradberry will be held Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvest Church with Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

SHIRLEY ANN STARNES

JUNE 4, 2011

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Mrs. Shirley Ann (Court) Starnes, age 76, of Grapeland, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011 in East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Mrs. Starnes was born March 18, 1935. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in the Percilla Community Church with Rev. Kenny Bush officiating.

Mrs. Shirley Ann (Court) Starnes of Percilla, Texas, passed away Friday at the age of 76. Shirley was the youngest of 2 children; born in Childress, TX on March 18, 1935 to Dick and Rae Court. At the age of 6, her family moved to Salinas, CA where Shirley attended high school and met her husband, Eugene Franklin Starnes of Ralls, TX. They were married in June of 1951 and later moved to San Jose, CA for some time and in 1977l, they moved to Albany, OR. They lived there for 18 years before finally landing in Percilla, TX in 1993.

Shirley worked as a stay at home mother as well as stables operator of G & S Stables in Albany for many years. She maintained horses along with barn duties and regular upkeep. She also was a regular spectator of the Monday night team penning group at the Linn County Barn.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Eugene Starnes; children, Mike Starnes of North Pole, Alaska, Dixie Martin of Albany, Oregon; grandchildren, Mickenzie Ordeman, Shelby Draper, Morgan Starnes, Dillon Starnes and Devon Starnes; great grandchildren, Jackson and Peyton Ordeman.

Shirley will forever be loved and remembered for her unconditional love for her family and friends, along with the cherished memories we shared with her.

A memorial service for Mrs. Shirley Ann (Court) Starnes will be at 7pm, Tuesday June 7th at the Percilla Community Church with Rev. Kenny Bush officiating.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

JOHN H. WATSON

JUNE 2, 2011

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Graveside funeral services for Mr. John H. Watson will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the San Pedro Cemetery with Rev. Bill Denham officiating. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Friday 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, Tx. 75904 or St. Jude’s Hospital Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Mr. John H. Watson, age 83, of Elkhart, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, in the Palestine Regional Hospital. He was born September 4, 1927 in Rector, Arkansas and had lived in Elkhart for the past 4 years, previously living in Crockett. Mr. Watson was a retired Senior Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force having served during World War II. Mr. Watson was a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge # 21 A. F. and A. M. and had served as past worshipful master in other Masonic lodges in Houston area. He was also retired having worked as an accountant and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grapeland. Survivors include wife of 22 years, Linda Stowe Watson of Elkhart; sons, Tony Watson and wife, Marilyn of Medina, Johnny N. Watson and wife, Linda of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Christopher Watson and wife, Cindy of Anoka, Minnesota, Mark Watson and wife, Maria of Houston; children’s mother, Neita V. Collins of Medina; step-children, Rene Albert “Beau” Brown, Jr. of Baytown, Teresa L. Brown of Spring, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. John H. Watson will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the San Pedro Cemetery with Rev. Bill Denham officiating. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Friday 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, Tx. 75904 or St. Jude’s Hospital Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences for Mr. Watson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements