ERNEST SANDERS

January 22, 2013

Funeral services are pending for Mr. Ernest “Ernie” Sanders.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

WANDA PARKER

January 21, 2013

wandaparkerMemorial services for Mrs. Wanda Parker, age 74, of Pennington will be held Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL in charge of arrangements

 

 

 

JERRIE WARNER

January 21, 2013

jerrie-warnerFuneral services for Mrs. Jerrie Warner, age 73, of Crockett, will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Camel Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

ARNOLD STARR

January 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

MELISSA KAY JAMES

January 21, 2013

Memorial services for Melissa Kay James, age 40, of Crockett,  will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church with Rev. Gene Kellum officiating.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

ADDIE BELL BARTEE

January 19, 2013

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

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

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

MYRL SNELL

January 17, 2013

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

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

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

VERNA DRISKELL

January 16, 2013

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

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

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

DORIS KENNEDY SALISBURY

January 16, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CALLALWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

Vernon Lynn Starling

January 16, 2013

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

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

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

SHARLENE CLAIRE HOFFMASTER

January 12, 2013

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

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

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

CLIFFORD THEO PRICE

 

January 10, 2013

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

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

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

MOLLY FAYE LOWERY

January 9, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HORTON

January 4, 2013

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

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

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

Special thanks to Hospice for the care they gave him.

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

FLORENCE LORAINE WAGNER

January 4, 2013

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

JEFF MOORE

December 31, 2012

jeff-moore1Funeral services for Mr. Jeff Moore will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mr. Jeff Moore, age 90, of Crockett passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center, Crockett. Mr. Moore was born January 12, 1922 in Houston County and had moved back to Crockett in 1975. after retiring from Dow Chemical. He also owned and operated several service stations during his lifetime the last being Jeff Moore Texaco in Crockett. Mr. Moore was a member of the SPJST and the Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife, Hazel Moore of Crockett, two sons, Lloyd Moore and wife, Lynne of Crockett and Allan Ray Moore and wife, Pam of Chandler; five grandchildren, Sarah Frisbie of Omaha, Nebraska, Rebecca Lallman of Omaha, Nebraska, Jeff Moore III of Tennessee, Cristy Stanley of Houston, Tammie Wedin of Chandler; eleven Great-Grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren and brother Morris Moore and wife, Linda of Austin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by son, Jeff Moore, Jr.; parents, Herman and Verene Moore; granddaughter, Jennifer Moore; brothers, Tom and Horace Moore and sister, Lorena Shupak.

Funeral services for Mr. Jeff Moore will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

JILL CAPRIELIAN

December 31, 2012

Jill CaprielianMary Louise Craddock Caprielian, affectionately known as Jill, departed this life peacefully on December 29, 2012, at the age of 86. She is reunited with her beloved husband Jake, who passed away July 12, 2012. Both are now at peace.

Mrs. Caprielian was born on June 10, 1926, in Winnsboro, Texas, to Oliver Wortham and Elsie Craddock. She is also predeceased by her parents and her brothers, Robert Charles Craddock and Paul Wortham Craddock.

While working in Dallas after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, diminutive Mary Louise was compared to a gill, which is one-fourth of a pint. The name, if not the spelling, stuck, and it was Jill to whom Jake was introduced on a blind date. They married in September 1950 and devoted the next sixty-two years to each other’s well-being and happiness.

Jill was well-read and well-dressed. She appreciated the arts, beautiful parties, good food, and spirited debates. She loved to travel, to learn, and to laugh. Although she enjoyed the company of others, Jill was a private person. She was consistent in her loyalty and generosity to family and friends and in her opinions and her beliefs. She was a supporter of her community, the University of Texas, the Methodist Church, and the Democratic Party.

She is survived by nieces, Nancy Craddock Halphen and husband, Jim of Allen and Karen Craddock Blades and husband, Neal of McKinney; Great-nieces, Christine Allen and husband, Ronald of Allen and Holly Hasty and husband, Curtis of Plano; Great-great nephew, Keith Allen and Great-great niece, Lillie Hasty. She was preceded in death by husband, Jake Caprielian and brothers, Robert Charles Craddock and Paul Wortham Craddock.

Funeral services Mrs. Jill Caprielian will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Patrick Evans officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 701 East Goliad, Crockett, TX 75835.

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SIDNEY “DUB” JENKINS

December 28, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Sidney “Dub” Jenkins will be held Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Energy Church. Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Energy Cemetery Association.

Mr. Sidney “Dub” Jenkins, age 81, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center Crockett.  He was born September 5, 1931 in Houston County and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime.  Mr. Jenkins was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict as a Corporal in the First Infantry.  He was a member of the Augusta Masonic Lodge # 93 and the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 for 44 years.  Mr. Jenkins was retired from the Houston County Electric Coop. where he worked as an electrician and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include wife, Betty Jenkins of Crockett; sons, Russell Jenkins and wife, Jill of Austonio, Charles Jenkins of Austin; daughter, Rhonda Jenkins and fiancé, Robert Golden of Crockett; grandchildren, Justin Jenkins and wife, Andrea, Meghan Jenkins, Callie Luce and husband, Keith; great-grandchildren, Taylor Jenkins and Skyler Luce; sisters, Christine James and husband, Ben of Lufkin, Shirley Rodenbaugh of Lufkin, Avis Welch of Lufkin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Sidney and Lena Jenkins; sisters, Joyce Wilson, Martha Ivey and brothers, Cleo Jenkins and Richard Jenkins.

Funeral services for Mr. Sidney “Dub” Jenkins will be held Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the New Energy Church with Rev. Dennis Ivey  officiating. Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Energy Cemetery Association c/o Virginia Sherer, 9270 State Highway 21 East, Crockett, Texas  75835.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

PAULINE EVANS

December 28, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Evans, age 94, of Crockett, will be held Monday, December 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Lovelady with Rev. John Montgomery, Rev. Doug Howell and Rev. Jackie Snarr officiating.  Interment will follow in the Weldon Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Sunday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Lovelady, TX.  758 51.

Mrs. Pauline Evans was born August 29, 1918 at Falba, Texas to Lee and Nona Parker and passed away December 28, 2012 at Crockett, Texas.  She married Dean Safford Evans on May 28, 1937 in Weldon, Texas.  Mrs. Evans was a housewife and a helpmate to her husband who was a career school administrator in the Lovelady ISD and the Santa Fe ISD in Santa Fe, TX.  She was a charter member of the Weldon Chapter of OES and a member of the Lovelady and Hitchcock Chapters of OES.  She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Lovelady since 1954 and attended the Aldersgate Methodist Church of Santa Fe, TX.

She survived by three children:  Dean Parker Evans and wife, Jan of Crystal Beach, TX, Mary Nell Burton and husband, Bill of Fort Worth, TX and Barbara Crowson and husband, George of Lovelady, TX.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren:  George M. Crowson Jr. and wife, Donna of Lovelady, Allyson Herbst and Husband, Eric of Angleton, Rebecca Burton of North Richland Hills, Todd Burton of Richmond, Collin Parker Evans of Houston, Julie Huesser and husband Wes of Boerne and Jenny Kasson and husband, Joe of Austin.  Ten great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.  Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her parents, husband and seven brothers and one sister, Clarence, Ovie Lee, Hunter, Jack, Dick, Leslie, George Parker and Inez Parker and her granddaughter-in-law, Dr. Michelle “Missy” Crowson.

Special appreciation to the dedicated caretakers of Enchanted Pines Assisted Living and Catherine McCall.  Also to Randy and Belinda Allee and the staff at Callaway-Allee.

Funeral  services for Mrs. Pauline Evans will be held Monday, December 31, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Lovelady, TX. with Rev. John Montgomery, Rev. Doug Howell and Rev. Jackie Snarr officiating.   Interment will follow in the Weldon Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Lovelady, TX    75851.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

December 26, 2012

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Funeral services for Mrs. Falby Jewel (Foxworth) Cain will be held Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Cody Craig officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Falby Cain, age 85, went home to be with her heavenly Father and Savior on Monday, December 24, 2012.  Mrs. Cain was preceded in death by Floyd Cain, her beloved husband of 67 years, her parents, Earl and Emily Falby “Myrtie” Foxworth, brother O.Z.  Foxworth and his son Bryan, brother Bobby Foxworth and his wife Bonnie, and infant great-great grandson, Kyle Hosch.

Mrs. Cain is survived by 5 daughters, 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, brother Alton Foxworth and his wife Aileen of Sour Lake, Texas, sister Lorene Phillips of Cleveland, Texas, and sister-in-law Eva Foxworth of Woodville.  Mrs. Cain’s daughters and their husbands include: Sharon and Don Maxwell of Spring, Texas; Janet and Ray Sales of Crockett, Texas; Gail Parker of Huffman, Texas; Joan and Luther Rogers of Colmesneil, Texas; and Jean and Ray Davis of  Mt. Home,  Arkansas.

Falby,  along with her husband, Floyd,  accepted Christ together while attending a Billy Graham crusade, and were baptized on that same day. Together, they established a solid Christian home.  Their scripture to live by came from Joshua 24:15,  “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”  They did just that, and did so faithfully.  Photographs tell the story of five little girls all dressed-up, with hair curled and styled so perfectly, on their way to church.

“Mother, a more fitting reference, will be used here to honor  the memory of Mrs. Falby Cain.  Mother was born on April 17, 1927, to Myrtie and Earl Foxworth, in Chester, a small east Texas town.  Mother’s parents  were carving-out a nice life for themselves and their five children on their farm in Chester until the sudden tragic death of Mother’s father when he was just thirty-one.

Mother’s family learned how to  “make  do” with  meager resources available to them.  Born out of necessity, Mother learned frugal and conservative life skills.  As a WWII bride, she successfully applied those skills as a wife and homemaker. Driven by necessity,  Mother mastered the art of sewing and ultimately  became well known as a master seamstress.  Every prom, recital, special occasion, and wedding dress required by each daughter was stitched carefully  by Mother’s hand.  On  one occasion, Mother took on the challenge of making a tent topper for a pop-up camper.  That camper was used  for many family vacations across the nation. Several of Mother’s daughters  also mastered sewing, using  that skill for money–making projects.

Additionally, Mother  became an awesome force in the area of money management,  budgeting and accounting for every penny of Daddy’s paycheck from Sinclair Refinery.  Among Mother’s things, a budget ledger was discovered that accounted for every penny.  When Daddy had to work overtime, which took him away from home for long periods of time,  Mother, as well as the five daughters, made picnic lunches and walked to the refinery perimeter fence to visit with him during his lunch break.   Without a doubt,  those picnics are among many memorable childhood events.  Both Mother and Daddy made a formidable team,  raising their daughters that came along , stair-step fashion–five little girls within a few years time.

After our father was diagnosed with Alzheimers and needed constant care, Mother made the sacrificial decision to live with him at Houston County Nursing home. Their room there was turned into a welcoming, well-maintained haven where they spent the remainder of their lives.  Mother and Daddy were well cared for there, far beyond what the family could want or imagine by loving and caring staff members.

Although our beautiful and beloved mother will be missed, and could not possibly be replaced, we know that  she is in a far better place alongside our father who loved her totally and unconditionally. Mother’s grandsons, Kenny and Spencer Hosch, David Sales, Glen Maxwell, Pat and Lee Bankey, and Ricky and Randy Davis, and grandson-in-law, Tyler Moore will serve as pallbearers.

Funeral services for Falby Jewel (Foxworth) Cain will be held Friday, December 28, 2012,  at 2:00 pm in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with  Bro. Cody Craig officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 W. 49th Street Room # G408, Austin, Texas  78756.

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JAMES M. JOHNSON

December 23, 2012

Mr. James M. Johnson, age 97, of Houston passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012 at his residence.  Mr. Johnson was born February 8, 1915 in Lolita, Texas and had resided in the Houston area most of his lifetime.  He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army.  Mr. Johnson was a retired truck driver and a member of the Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife, Charline Johnson of Houston; son, Maurice Johnson and wife, Vickie of Sugar Land; granddaughter, Mandy Avila and husband, Edgar of Katy; great-granddaughters, Mia and Emmie Avila of Katy; sister, Jewel Walthers of Houston; numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents, Clanton and Annie Neyland Johnson.  Graveside funeral services for Mr. James M. Johnson will be held Monday, December 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Centerhill Cemetery in Crockett with Mr. Rick Kelley officiating.  Interment will follow.

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ROBERT L. MARTIN, SR.

December 22, 2012

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Masonic graveside funeral services for Mr. Robert L. Martin, Sr., age 78, of Crockett, will be held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Creek Cemetery.  Interment will follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Choice.

Mr. Robert L. Martin, Sr. age 78, of Crockett, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012 in the Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands.  He was born December 1, 1934 in Oletha, Texas and had lived in Crockett for the past 25 years.  Mr. Martin was a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 A. F. & A. M. He worked and retired as a truck driver and attended the San Pedro Baptist Church.

Survivors include sisters, Esteene Moore of Grapeland, Thelma Hooker of Houston; children, Robert Louis Martin, Jr. of Riverside, Linda Collins and husband, John of New Caney, Lisa Hayman of Splendora; grandchildren, Tonya Nichols of Porter, Laura Jones of Conroe, Samantha Hayman of Florida; ten great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Leelon and Mary Ethel Martin; eight brothers and five sisters.

Masonic graveside funeral services for Mr. Robert L. Martin, Sr. will be held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Creek Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating.  Interment will follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Choice.

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MARGIE BENNETT DUFF

December 19, 2012

Mrs. Margie Victoria Bennett O’Pry Duff passed away the morning of December 18, 2012 at age 92.  She resided with her daughter in Hagerville Community of Ratcliff.  She grew up in Houston County where she took several public jobs and became a licensed beautician later meeting her late husband who attended race track work.  They lived in several states before settling in the Los Angeles area where she retired from the ITT Gilfillin of Van Nuys, California.  She had a very interesting life with her Lord attending many Evangelistic Campaigns and being a part of the Maurice Curello Evangelistic Association.  Mrs. Duff became a co-worker of his meetings, a deaconess and ordained minister of the Gospel, ministering in the skid row areas of Los Angeles, California.   She was privileged to make two trips to Israel.

Survivors include daughter, Oueida Oliver and husband, Charlie of Hagerville Community; son, Ray Lee O’Pry of Auberry, California; grandsons, Carl Oliver of Hagerville  Community, Jimmy Oliver of the Arbor Community; granddaughters, Julie Utec of Auberry, California, Cindy Barraza and husband, Darek of Lake Forest, California, Dian Lacause and husband, Nicholas of Issaquah, Washington; great-grandchildren, Nina Hooper and husband, Grady of Bastrop, Kristy Oliver of Lufkin, Lisa Lyons and husband, Bryan of Wichita Falls, Sebrina Oliver and Elliot Lee of Livingston and Ashley Oliver, Tavis and twins, Ellie and Arthur Utec of Auberry, California, Darek, Jr., Ray and Victor Barraza of Lake Forest, California, Eran and Cammie LaCause of Issaquah, Washington;  sister, Shirley Mock and husband, Brandon of Dallas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by father, William Earl Bennett; mother, Ida Bell Harrison and husband, Charlie Hartless; brothers, Leon, Arthur and Alonzo Bennett; a dear friend, Mary Lou Bradshaw ; daughter-in-law, Ellie O’Pry and former husband, Robert Lee O’Pry.

Funeral services for Mrs. Margie Victoria Bennett O’Pry Duff will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Max Wells officiating.  Interment will follow in the Enon Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Condolences for Mrs. Duff may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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DORIS LOGAN

December 19, 2012

Mrs. Doris Logan, age 86, of Lovelady, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in the Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett.  She was born April 16, 1926 in Houston County and had lived in Lovelady for most of his lifetime.  Mrs. Logan had worked as a secretary and was a housewife.  She was a member of the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church in Crockett.

Survivors include son, Shawn Gene Logan and wife, Dailyn of Lone Pine; grandchildren, Corey Michael Logan of Kyle, Wyatt Layne Logan of Lone Pine, Victoria Lynn Logan of Lone Pine; aunt, Edrie Sesler of Waller; numerous cousins and friends.  Preceded in death by husband, Eddie Logan and parents, Karl and Julia Bitner.

Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Logan will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Scott Matthews officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Logan may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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OLGA RABBITT

December 17, 2012

Mrs. Olga Rabbitt, age 89, of Conroe, formerly of Crockett, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 in the Regent Care Center in The Woodlands.  She was born April 4, 1923 in The Bronx, New York and had been living in Conroe for the past 6 years, previously living in the Crockett area for 28 years.  Mrs. Rabbitt had served as past president of the Downes-Aldrich House.  She was a housewife and a member of the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church in Crockett.

Survivors include husband, Ray Rabbitt of Conroe; sons, James Rabbitt of The Woodlands, John Rabbitt of The Woodlands; grandchildren, Amy, Jimmy, Michael, David and Christine; great-grandchildren, Laura, Kaytlyn, Dallas, Jace and Allie; brother, Arthur Muller of Watermill, New York; sister, Barbara Cancellieri of Southampton, New York; sister-in-law, Lorraine Doolittle of Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Arthur S. and Olga M. Muller; sister, Marion Tassi and brother, Charles Muller.

Funeral services for Mrs. Olga Rabbitt will be held Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church with Father Peter McGrath officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the church.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart to Heart Hospice, 7240 Chase Oaks Blvd., Plano, TX 75025, St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church, 609 N. 4th St., Crockett, TX 75835 or Downes-Aldrich House, 206 N. 7th St., Crockett, TX 75835.

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Willie Odessa Ashmore Graham

December 14, 2012

Mrs. Willie Odessa Ashmore Graham, also known as Dessie or Aunt Dess, was born on November 6, 1912 in Belott, Texas, Houston County to Henry Alvin “Skip” Ashmore and Minnie Woodland Ashmore.  She was 4 ½ years old when her mother passed away.  Her Grandmother Ashmore moved in with them to help take care of Odessa and 2 year old brother, Dock.  After the age of 8, her Dad married Miss Pearl Stanley.  She attended Belott school and went on to Sam Houston State in Huntsville to earl her teachers certificate. She became a teacher in the Ephesus school.  She met and later married the love of her life, Jesse Thomas Graham.  She later gave up teaching to raise a family.  In the early 40’s they moved to Beaumont and then to Houston.  Odessa and J. T. were very active in the Woodman of the World.  Twice Odessa was awarded the “Woodwoman of the Year” award.  December 1972 they returned to Crockett and opened a Texaco Service Station with son Billy.  They joined Crockett First Baptist and became very active members enjoying time in the “Melody Makers” her Lydia Sunday school class and helping services many meals at the church when needed.  She was a regular dedicated member until her health prevented attendance.  In November 1985 her lifelong love and partner J. T. went to be with his Lord.

Survivors include daughter, Wanda Nichols and husband, Marlan of Grapeland; daughter-in-law, Martha Graham of Crockett; sister, Jessie Bell Stuart of Beaumont; grandchildren, Marleen Lovell and husband, Jim of Weches, Sharon Hutcherson and husband, Bobby of Crockett, Robin Stevens of Crockett, Randy Graham and wife, Shawndra of Lewisville, Gary Graham and wife, Michelle of Austin; great-grandchildren, Shannon Minter, Brandon Marsh and wife, Sarah, Lindsey Landry and husband, Tim, Michelle Josey, Justin Stevens, Amanda Stevens, Reed Graham, Paige Graham, Garbriella Graham, Gracelynn Graham, Mavrick Graham; great-great-grandchildren,  Ava Landry, Grayson Landry and Rylie Stevens; step-grandchildren, Robbie Billie and husband, Michael of Austin, Donna Miers of Belott; step-great-grandchildren, Jason Chambers, Ian O’Hearn, Matthew Graham, Mason Thompson, Kylie Hutcherson and Justin Lovell, sister-in-law, LaVerne Graham of Pasadena; very special nieces, Barbara Ann Leslie and husband, Aubrey, Marleen Laird; special friends, Roy and Deanna Smith of Belott,  Kenny Marsh of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by husband, over 55 years, J. T. “Monk” Graham; son, Billy Day Graham; grandson, Billy D. Graham, Jr.; brothers, A. D. “Dock” Ashmore,  H. A. Ashmore, Jr.;  step-mother, Pearl Ashmore; daughter-in-law, Zula Graham and step-grandson, Steven Chambers.

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Odessa Ashmore Graham were held Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tim Allen officiating.  Interment followed in the New Energy Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Energy Cemetery Association, 9270 State Highway 21 East, Crockett, Texas  75835.  Condolences for Mrs. Graham may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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DOROTHY JEAN “DOT” BROXSON MILLICAN

December 17, 2012

Mrs. Dorothy Jean “Dot” Broxson Millican was born in Lovelady, Texas on March 6, 1929.  She was the fourth of seven children born to Enoch and Zula Sanders Broxson.  She attended the Lovelady Schools and graduated in 1946.  She married Glynn Marshall Millican on September 12, 1947 and started married life in Galveston but soon moved back to Crockett.  In 1961 she and Glynn built the house on Redbud where she remained for the rest of her life.  They opened Millican Electronics in 1962 which extended into Plumbing and Air Conditioning, and she ran the office for the 31 years that the business was open.  Dot was a worker, so when Millican Plumbing and Air Conditioning closed she was offered a part-time job with Joan Lucas in the County Tax office.  In the months that she was not working in the tax office, she began working for her son-in-law, Pete Julian, at Julian Insurance continuing to work full-time until October 2, 2012.  She loved working on the square and made many friends who fondly called her “Miss Dot” because she took a personal interest in all of her customers. When she was missing from the square on her frequent hospital stays, many customers and merchants would stop in to ask about her.  Aside from her work, Dot loved her family and was blessed to be a part of the large Broxson family.  She and Glynn had 2 children, Jeannie and Robert but the light of her life was her grandchildren, Marci and James.  Dot loved watching them grow up and will be remembered by their friends as the one who opened her house every Friday night where the kids could gather.  They are still laughing about Dot replacing her dining table with a kid’s pool table just for them.  Dot loved all holidays because it meant there would be a family gathering, but she loved Christmas best because she hosted the Broxson Family Christmas party on Christmas Eve taking great pride in all of her decorations for this event.

Dorothy Millican was a member of the First Baptist Church where she enjoyed serving as secretary for the Joyful Servant Class for many years.    She could be found in her seat on the third row of the church most Sundays.

She is survived by children, Jeannie and Pete Julian of Crockett, Robert and Danette Millican of Crockett; grandchildren, Marci Julian of Austin, James Millican of Houston; brothers, George Broxson and wife, Dorthie Lee of Lovelady, Enoch Broxson, Jr. and wife, Thelma of Lovelady; sisters, Pauline McPhail of Houston, Betty Beddo of Crockett; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Patti Lucas and husband, Leonard of Crockett, Pam Kemper of Woodlake, Loyce Netardus of Crockett; special angel, caregiver and nurse, Barbara Hardwick.  Preceded in death by husband, Glynn Millican; parents, Enoch and Zula Sanders Broxson; sisters, Norma Hiser and Lucille McCelvey.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Jean “Dot” Broxson Millican will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church with Rev. Keeney Dickenson, Rev. Carl Standley and Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835 or American Lung Association American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004. Condolences for Mrs. Millican may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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BABY AIDEN ALEXANDER REYES

December 14, 2012

Baby Aiden Alexander Reyes, age 5 months, of Livingston, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in the Livingston Medical Center.  He was born July 13, 2012 in Livingston.

Survivors include mother, Christine Parchman of Livingston; father, Michael Chance of Crockett; brothers and sisters, Lillian Padgett and Jasmine Proctor of Livingston, Michael Chance II and Alexia Chance of Crockett; grandparents, Sandra and Jeff Parchman of Raywood, Carl Chance of Crockett; uncles, Casey Parchman of Raywood, Scotty Parchman of Raywood; aunt, Crystal Chance of Crockett; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by grandmother, Wanda Chance.

Graveside funeral services for Baby Aiden Alexander Reyes will be held Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Gene Arnold officiating.  Interment will follow.

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IDA FAYE JOHNSON HARRINGTON ALLEN HIGGINS

December 10, 2012

Mrs. Ida Faye Johnson Harrington Allen Higgins, age 80, of Latexo, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett.  She was born May 25, 1932 in Happy Holler in Houston County, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Houston County.  Mrs. Higgins was retired having worked as a manager for Aldrich Abstract Company in Crockett.  She had served as a Sunday school teacher for many years and was a member of the North Loop Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter, Patsy Gilson and husband, Danny of Latexo; step-granddaughter, Amber Martin; nieces, Beverly Kay Gilmore and husband, Darrell of Latexo, Janet Lea Hopkins and husband, Terry of Latexo; great-nephews, Brian Jake Gilmore and Matthew Caleb Hopkins; great-great nephews, Rustyn Gilmore and Jayce Gilmore; stepchildren, Shirley Corry of Crockett, Jimmy H. Higgins, Jr. of Crockett, Linda Taylor and husband, Perry of Cold Springs, Mary Botkins and husband, Bob of Arizona, Angela Calvert of Friendswood, Morris Murphy, Betty Maurice Smith of Palestine, Artice G. “Buddy” Allen and wife, Jo Ann of Elkins Lake, Linda Kay Cliburn and husband, Jimmy of Corpus Christi; special little friend, Dakota Yrlas; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, step-great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by first husband, Willie Henry “Bill” Harrington; son, Billy Otis Harrington; second husband, Artice G. Allen; third husband, Jimmy Higgins; father, Wesley Lee Johnson; mother, Bertha Belle McQueen Johnson Holley; brother, Leland Merle Johnson and step-daughter, Nelda Faye Stubbs.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Faye Johnson Harrington Allen Higgins will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004; American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Tx. 75904 or American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, Tx. 75284-0692.

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

 

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RUTH CARSON

December 8, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Carson, age 69, of Purdon, will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday beginning at 12 noon.

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TRESSA M. LEE

December 7, 2012

Mrs. Tressa M. Lee, age, 94 of Crockett, passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 in the Houston County Nursing Home.  Mrs. Lee was born July 4, 1918 in Kenefic, Oklahoma, to Simon and Ethel Phillips.  She married Clay F. James in 1935.  She moved from Antioch, California, in 1984 and remained in her home in Cumby, Texas until moving to Crockett in 2010.  Mrs. Lee was in Enchanted Pines and her daughter’s home until moving to Houston County Nursing Home June 2012.  She has church family at Pentecostal Church in Cooper, Texas.  Mrs. Lee survived breast cancer in 1998 and was diabetic for over 40 years.  She was a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress.  Mrs. Lee loved the Lord and her favorite scripture was Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Melba and P. E. Hartline of Trinity, Texas and Zell and Robert Freeman of Magalia, California.  She leaves behind sixteen grandchildren;   twenty-one great-grandchildren;   eleven great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Franklin James; son Darrell James; infant daughter, Peggy James; parents, Simon and Ethel Phillips; six sisters and one brother.

Funeral services for Mrs. Tressa M. Lee will be held in Vallejo, California. Family received friends Sunday, December 9, 2012 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive or Waters Edge Encampment, 605 E. Goliad Suite 100,  Crockett, Texas  75835.  Condolences for Mrs. Lee may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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CARROL E. DAVIDSON

December 6, 2012

Mr. Carrol E. Davidson, age 70, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin.  Mr. Davidson was born August 6, 1942 in Grapeland, Texas and was a resident of Houston County for the 20 years, previously living 20 years in Lufkin.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion.  Mr. Davidson was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include son, Randy Davidson and wife, Bonnie of Lovelady; grandchildren, Ashley Davidson of Tyler, Andy Davidson and wife, Shay of Brenham, Brian Culpepper and wife, Kati of Crockett, Douglas “Bo” Culpepper and wife, Katherin of Crockett; great-grandchildren, Jayce Davidson of Tyler, Brooklynne and Brayden Davidson of Brenham, Charly Culpepper of Crockett and Cameron Culpepper of Crockett;  numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by son, Carroll Wayne Davidson and parents, Floyd L. and Irene Davidson.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Carrol E. Davidson were held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Davidson Cutler Cemetery with Jamie Allee officiating.  Interment followed.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion.  Condolences for Mr. Davidson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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Joyce McDougald McGill

December 2, 2012

Mrs. Joyce McDougald McGill, age 81, of Austonio, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in the Memorial Hospital in Lufkin.  She was born August 23, 1931 in Creek, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Austonio.  Mrs. McGill was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Georgia Camp Baptist Church.  She was retired having worked as a receptionist at Crockett Medical and Surgical Hospital.

Survivors include children, Rickey McDougald and wife, Sharon of Austonio, Joy Shupak and husband, Dean of Lovelady; grandchildren, Cody McDougald and wife, Christen of Creek, Troy Shupak of Lovelady, Jenna Shupak of Lovelady; great-grandchildren, Cody and Christopher McDougald; sister, Lorene Smith of Spring; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Fred McGill; son, Bodie McDougald; sisters and brothers, Dora Peterson, Richie Lee Peterson, Roscoe Peterson,  Frances Arnold and Jack Peterson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce McDougald McGill will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Arnold officiating.  Interment will follow in the Douglas Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. McGill may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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ALTA LAVONNE PETTY SMITH

November 30, 2012

Mrs. Joyce McDougald McGill, age 81, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in the Memorial Hospital in Lufkin.  She was born August 23, 1931 in Creek, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Austonio.  Mrs. McGill was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Georgia Camp Baptist Church.  She was retired having worked as a receptionist at Crockett Medical and Surgical Hospital.

Survivors include children, Rickey McDougald and wife, Sharon of Austonio, Joy Shupak and husband, Dean of Lovelady; grandchildren, Cody McDougald and wife, Christen of Creek, Troy Shupak of Lovelady, Jenna Shupak of Lovelady; great-grandchildren, Cody and Christopher McDougald; sister, Lorene Smith of Spring; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Fred McGill; son, Bodie McDougald; sisters and brothers, Dora Peterson, Richie Lee Peterson, Roscoe Peterson,  Frances Arnold and Jack Peterson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce McDougald McGill will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Arnold officiating.  Interment will follow in the Douglas Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. McGill may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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CLYDE M. BONE, JR.

November 30, 2012

Memorial services for Mr. Clyde M. Bone, Jr., age 84, of San Angelo, will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Clyde M. Bone, Jr. was born January 10, 1928 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  He passed away at the age of 84 in San Angelo, Texas.  His family moved west to Kermit, Texas about 1935.  Clyde grew up and was educated there and later graduated from Sul Ross College in Alpine, Texas with a B. S. degree in Geology in the late 1940’s.

He worked for Rotary Engineering in Midland, Texas and in their Rocky Mountain Division as a supervisor in Denver, Colorado.  Clyde married June Barbee in 1953 in Big Lake, Texas.  He received a M .S. in Science from Kingsville A& I and taught science in Corpus Christi and Kerrville, Texas.  He was noted for creative science projects: a large salt water aquarium at King High School in Corpus Christi, a large bee colony in outside windows of Tivy High School in Kerrville, and a 1,000 acre pecan farm planted on family land in Houston County.  Clyde was a past president of both the Texas Pecan Growers Association and the San Angelo Astronomy Association.  He won 1st place at Texas Star Party for having built the Bone 30 in. Mersence telescope that could be used while seated.  He and a friend built a small observatory now known as the “Bone Dome” west of San Angelo that was used to house telescopes and for meetings of the Astronomy Club.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Louanne and Michael Munden of Rockwall; grandchildren, David and Caroline Munden; sister-in-law and  brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Donald Meroney of Big Lake and their son, Mark Meroney of San Angelo.

Memorial services for Mr. Clyde M. Bone, Jr. will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences for Mr. Bone may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

PEGGY JUNE BARBEE BONE

November 30, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Peggy June Barbee Bone, age 84, of San Angelo, will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:00 p. m.  in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Lovelady First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Meals for the Elderly-San Angelo, Lovelady First United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Maintenance Fund or Concho Valley Home for Girls/Children’s Emergency Shelter- San Angelo.

Mrs. Peggy June Barbee Bone was born on April 19, 1928 in Lovelady, Texas to Eva John and Curtis Barbee.  She passed away at the age of 84 in San Angelo, Texas.  “June” grew up in the oil camp town of Texon in Reagan County during the 1930’s and 1940’s.  She graduated from Reagan County High School in Big Lake, Texas and got her B. A. and M. A. degrees from Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas.  June taught English and U. S. History for thirty years in Odessa, Corpus Christi, Kerrville and Lovelady.

June was a 5th generation Texan whose Barbee ancestors received a land grant in Houston County from the Republic of Texas.  During the 1980’s when she resided in Lovelady, June was active in the First United Methodist Church whose two large stained glass windows are dedicated to both sets of her paternal great grandparents:  The Barbee’s and Rayburn’s.

June liked wildflowers, butterflies, history, psychology, dancing, growing her own vegetables, cookies and humor galore.  She believed in self-sacrifice, frugality and loyalty to family and friends.  June was a volunteer for many years at Meals for the Elderly in San Angelo and enjoyed reading to Senior Citizens at Baptist Memorial and at an elderly day care in San Angelo.

She is survived by her daughter, Louanne Munden and husband, Michael of Rockwall; her grandchildren, David and Caroline Munden; her sister, Mary Ann Meroney and husband, Don Meroney of Big Lake; nephew, Mark Meroney of San Angelo.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Peggy June Barbee Bone will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Jackie Snarr officiating.  Interment will follow next to her mother and father, Eva John and Curtis Barbee.  Family will receive friends Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Lovelady First United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Meals for the Elderly-San Angelo, First United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Maintenance Fund-Lovelady or Concho Valley Home for Girls/Children’s Emergency Shelter-San Angelo.  Condolences for Mrs. Bone may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

HELEN GROUNDS ROLLO

November 28, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Grounds Rollo will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Carl Standley officiating. Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery. 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 Porter Springs Baptist Church.

Mrs. Helen Grounds Rollo, age 89, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett.  She was born March 9, 1923 in Houston County and had lived in Houston County since 1975.  Mrs. Rollo was a retired manager of Town and Country Dry Cleaners and was a member of the Porter Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include son, Chris Rollo and wife, Ellen of Santa Fe; grandson, Charlie Rollo and wife, Carolyn of Santa Fe; great-granddaughter, Cecelia Rollo of Santa Fe; brother, Grady Grounds, Jr. of Porter Springs;  sisters,  Mary Becvar of Crockett, Bettie Hines of Crockett; sister-in-law, Jean Grounds of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by son, Steven Rollo; granddaughter, Morgan Rollo; parents, Grady and Belle Grounds; brother, Harold Grounds and sister, Vonnie Grounds Sheffield.

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Grounds Rollo will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Carl Standley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery.  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 Porter Springs Baptist Church.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

LUCY MAE BENTON

November 27, 2012

Mrs. Lucy Mae Benton, age 89, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in the Whitehall Nursing Center.  She was born September 9, 1923 in Trinity County and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Benton volunteered at the hospital, worked at the school, quilted, sewed and enjoyed cooking.  She was a past council member for the City of Crockett and served as an election judge.   Mrs. Benton was retired from the Houston County Tax Office with 27 years of service and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons, Norris Wayne Benton and wife, Debra of Crockett, Richard Clayton Benton and wife, Ann of Conroe; grandchildren, Gary Wayne Benton of Crockett, William Jason Benton of Crockett, Jennifer Lynn Carter and husband, Jason of Crockett, Amber Dawn Benton of Crockett, Stephanie Stubblefield, Shannon Marshall of Crockett; great-grandchildren, Holly Benton, Ashlyn Brazzil, Angeleah Jaycie Benton, William Dalton Benton, Kayden Daniel, Kyli Jo, Kenndi, Page and Tripp Carter; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Norris W. Benton.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Mae Benton will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Pennington Cemetery with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Friday 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 Pennington Cemetery Association c/o Sandra Henderson, P. O. Box 216, Pennington, Tx 75856. Condolences for Mrs. Benton may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

OTIS LEE SCHUMANN

November 27, 2012

Mr. Otis Lee Schumann, age 86, of Wesley Chapel, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at his residence.  He was born September 2, 1926 in Austin, Texas and was a resident of Wesley Chapel for the past 30 years.  Mr. Schumann was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.  He was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include wife, Inge Schumann of Wesley Chapel; children, Phillip Schumann of Wesley Chapel, Deborah Arnold of Magnolia, Michael Schumann of West Virginia, Sonny Schumann of Magnolia, Joey Schumann of Houston; sister, Delores Thorp of Austin; brother, Obie Schumann of Austin; numerous other relatives.  Preceded in death by children, Hank Schumann and Emily Joyce Schumann.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Otis Lee Schumann will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Bob Thompson officiating.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Condolences for Mr. Schumann may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

JOHNNIE MAE BENNETT

November 26, 2012

Mrs. Johnnie Mae Bennett, age 81, of Crockett, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett.  She was born January 26, 1931 in Trinity, Texas.  Mrs. Bennett married William Arthur Bennett on August 28, 1948.  She was a homemaker and co-owner of Bennett Grocery Store for 15 years.   Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include son, Thomas Lynn Bennett of Alvin; daughters, Phyllis Kay Kendrick and husband, James of Crockett, Nancy Diane Venable and husband, Robert of Crockett, Angie Elizabeth Conner and husband, Rusty of Crockett;  grandchildren, Jamie Brian Kendrick and wife, Laura of Beaumont, B’Jay Kendrick of Richardson, Amy Elizabeth Flores and husband, David of Port Neches, Brandi Kay Venable of Austin, Hayley Lynn Venable of Crockett, Elizabeth Paige Conner of Crockett, Madelyn Hope Conner of Crockett, Gracie Jane Conner of Crockett;  great-grandchildren , Noah James Kendrick and Parker Lee Kendrick of Beaumont, Emily Diane Venable of Crockett, Kaia Abigail Kendrick of Dallas, Kaine Flores of Port Arthur; special friends, Krista Teautsh, Shawna Gardner, Kaybree Smith and Corbin Teautsh; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by husband, William Arthur Bennett; parents, John and Liddie Ratcliff; siblings, Bertha Sumrall, Ella Faye Rackley, Odell Ratcliff, Thomas Ratcliff and daughter-in-law, Debbie Bennett.

Funeral services for Mrs. Johnnie Mae Bennett will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Gibson 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. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835.  Condolences for Mrs. Bennett may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

JEANETTE BLACK

November 23, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Jeanette LaVern Black will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pennington Cemetery. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jeanette LaVern Black, age 85, of Groveton, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 in the Memorial Hospital in Lufkin.  She was born October 9, 1927 in Washington County and had lived in Groveton the past 10 years.  Mrs. Black was a housewife and enjoyed gardening.  She was a member of the Josserand Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Charline and Terry Gibson of Kennard, Kathleen Albertson of Conroe, Diann Westbrook of Kennard; sons and daughter-in-law, James Spearman of Crockett, Gary Spearman of New Caney, John Spearman of Colmesneil, Anthony and Renda Spearman of New Caney; step-son, John Black and wife, Mary Ann of Jackson, Mississippi; step-daughter, Betty Jo Black Walls of Water Valley, Mississippi; thirty-six grandchildren; fifty-five great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; sister, Virginia Powell and husband, Noah of Jewett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Edward Black; parents, Ira and Neta Mills; sons, Grant Spearman and Allen Spearman; and grandchildren, Stephanie Westbrook and Anthony Spearman, Jr.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Jeanette LaVern Black will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pennington Cemetery.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

STACEY EUGENE DOWDY

November 21, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Stacey Eugene Dowdy, age 55, of Crockett, will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Friday evneing beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, TX 75904.

Mr. Stacey Eugene Dowdy, age 55, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center Specialty Hospital in Tyler.  He was born January 9, 1957, in Carlsbad, New Mexico and was a resident of Crockett for the past 13 years.  Stacey was a veteran of the United States Army.  He enjoyed the outdoors including hunting, fishing and classic cars.  Stacey really loved his grandkids and drinking coffee.

Survivors include children, Adam Lee and wife, Kandace of Crockett, Jason Dowdy of Pecos, Jessica McCommas of Arkansas, Clinton Lee and wife, Rachel of Crockett, Amanda Lee and Timothy Smith of Lufkin; grandchildren, Dalton, Summer, Alexis, Emily, Andrew, Brice, Skyler, Payden, Carrigan, Kaylen, Elija and Silas; brothers, Leonard Ray Dowdy of Kennard, M. C. Dowdy of Groveton; sisters, Debra Vick and husband, Tommy of Bristow, Oklahoma, Pam Bloom and husband, Jake of Pflugerville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by wife, Kerry Rae Dowdy; parents, Leonard Dowdy, Sr. and Pauline Dowdy and brother, Dennis Dowdy.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Stacey Eugene Dowdy will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, TX 75904.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

GINGER LOVELL CHILDS

November 18, 2012

Mrs. Ginger Lovell Childs, age 77, of Weches, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett.  She was born July 4, 1935 in Weldon and had lived most of her lifetime in Weches.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Mrs. Childs was a housewife and a member of the Weches Baptist Church.

Survivors include husband, Glayse Childs; children, Jim Lovell and wife, Marleen, Tracy Glazner and husband, Jody, Chuck Childs and wife, Mary Ann, Mike Childs and wife, Kelley;  grandchildren, Justin Lovell, Brittany McBrayer and husband, Randy, Amanda Glazner, Michelle Josey, Lindsey Landry and husband, Tim, Sy Childs, Rachel Childs, GeorgeAnn Childs, Chelsea Childs and Danielle Childs; great-grandchildren, Ava and Grayson;  brothers, Randal Hollingsworth and wife, Robbie, Lee Hollingsworth and wife, Sandra and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and beloved friends.

Preceded in death by husband, James Lacy Lovell; father, Henry Levi Hollingsworth; mother, Holly Brown; sister, Barbara Jean Sepmoree and brother-in-Law, David Sepmoree.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ginger Lovell Childs will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Weches Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Luker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Weches Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Weches Volunteer Fire Department, Weches Baptist Church or Weches Cemetery Association.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangement


 

MARGIE PRICE

November 18, 2012

Mrs. Margie Nell Jones Price, age 76, of Latexo, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  She was born September 17, 1936 in Houston County and had lived in Latexo since 1975.  Mrs. Price had worked as a Nurse’s Aid for Houston County Nursing Home having retired in 2009 and was a member of the Latexo Methodist church.

Survivors include daughters, Mary Ann Boston of Latexo, Debra Ann Glass of Trinity; husband, Ray Price of Latexo; grandchildren, Erika Lynn and Jodie Young of Waxahachie, Kassie Raeh and Joshua Graham of Hilltop Lakes, Quentin Cole Matthews of Trinity; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Bryson Young and Hailey Lee Shuggart of Waxahachie, Memphis Souse of Hill Top Lakes, Madison Cothran of Mansfield, Wyatt Logan Matthews of Houston.  Preceded in death by parents, George Monroe Jones and Hermine Mae Beard Jones; brothers,  twin George L. Jones and Jimmy K. Jones and sisters, Muriel Frances Jones Alexander and Lucille Jones.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Margie Nell Jones Price will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Latexo Cemetery with Rev. Richard Gillet officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Wednesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Latexo Methodist Church.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

BILLIE PEARL HUTTO BROWN

November 17, 2012

Mrs. Billie Pearl Hutto Brown, age 72, of Fort Worth, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012 at her residence.  She was born June 12, 1940 in Crockett, Texas and was a resident of Fort Work most of her lifetime. Mrs. Brown was a housewife and a member of the Decatur Baptist Church.

Survivors include husband, LeRoy Hoffman of Fort Worth; children, Benny Earl Minter and wife, Candy of Crockett,  Billy Wayne Minter of Crockett, Mickey Ray Minter of Crockett; grandchildren, Jay and Deadra, Mickey, Benny, April, D’Nae, Melissa, Billy Jack and wife, Jesica, Elvis and wife, Melodie, and Amanda and husband, Doug; twenty great-grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy Hutto of Fort Worth, Tommy Hutto and wife, Doris of Crockett, Jesse Hutto of Fort Worth; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Chester and Ruby Hutto and sister, Vera Sue Hutto Ferguson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Pearl Hutto Brown will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. FM 51 Suite 400,  Decatur, TX 76234.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

ASHLEY MARIE MAHANAY

November 17, 2012

Ashley Marie Mahanay, age 12, of Crockett, passed away Friday, November 16, 2012.  Ashley was born September 18, 2000 in Bell County and had been living in Crockett.  She was a student of Crockett Jr. High school and  competed in U.I.L. in Music Memory.  Ashley was a member of Central Baptist Church where she was involved in the AWANA program.  She dreamed of one day being a Fashion Designer.

Survivors include parents, Bryant and Melissa Mahanay of Crockett; sister Chelsey Herring of Crockett; brother, Travis Mahanay of Crockett; grandparents, Jane Herring of Trinity and the late, James W. Herring, Kenneth Mahanay of Crockett and the late, Karren A. Mahanay; aunts and uncles, Darla and Kent McNabb of Crockett, Robert and Lesa Herring of Trinity, Keith and Jessica Mahanay of Crockett, Greg and Diana Herring of Conroe, Glen Herring of Willis; numerous cousins, countless friends and many adopted family.

Funeral services for Ashley Marie Mahanay will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church with Rev. John Goss officiating.  Interment will follow in the Creek 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 AWANA Program c/o Central Baptist Church, 100 N. Seventh Street, Crockett, TX 75835.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

Lida Mae Price Snyder Fraly

November 15, 2012

Mrs. Lida Mae Price Snyder Fraly, age 80, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Crockett.  She was born May 13, 1932 in Portland, Oregon to Elijah and LaRue (Calhoun) Price.  Her parents died when she was 10, so she was raised by her Dad’s sister, Mae Clarke in Portland.  In 1950 she married her childhood sweetheart James R. Snyder in Vancouver, Washington.  They had three children together and divorced in 1966.  They remained good friends until Jim’s death in 2000.  In August of 1967 Lida married Donald E. Fraly in Stevenson, Washington.  They made their home in Manistee, Michigan and had two sons born to them.  After Don’s death in 1975, Lida moved home to Oregon and worked for many years at HP in Corvallis where she retired in 1998.  In May of 2009, due to poor health, she moved to Crockett, Texas to live with her daughter Brenda.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverly McCarthy and husband, Terry of Albany, Oregon; son, James R. Snyder III and wife, Helena of Washington; daughter, Brenda Snyder and husband, Wayne of Texas; son, Freeman E. Fraly and wife, April of Germany; four granddaughters; three grandsons; three great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; one great-great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Freeman, Lynn, George and Lawrence Price;  sister, Marion Schmidt; son, Edward; husbands, James R. Snyder and Donald E. Fraly.

In honor of her wishes and request of her family no public services will be held.  Entombment is at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #10 of Albany rebuilding fund where she spent many happy hours playing Bingo.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of local arrangements

DOROTHY LANGHAM

November 9, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Langham, age 68, of Crockett, will be held Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Private burial will be held in the Langham Family Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL in charge of arrangements

 

 

JEAN BAYNE McLEAN

November 7, 2012

Mrs. Jean Bayne McLean, age 86, of Huntsville, formerly of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at her residence.  She was born February 24, 1926 in Best, Texas and had lived the past 13 years in Huntsville, previously living 32 years in Crockett.   Mrs. McLean was a past member of the Pilots Club and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville.  She was retired having worked for Allee’s Jewelry in Crockett.

Survivors include sons, Bill Bayne and wife, Susan of Spring, John Bayne and wife, Kay of Huntsville, Jim Bayne and wife, Cindy of Katy; grandchildren, William Bayne of Spring, Brian Bayne of Houston, Emily Bayne Harrington and husband, Eddie of Natchitoches, John Clyde Bayne and wife, Melissa of Houston, Cody Bayne and fiancée, Miranda of Houston, Jamie Bayne Warren and husband, Aaron of Deer Park, Caroline Bayne of Katy, Sarah Bayne of Katy, Joe Bayne of Katy; great-grandchildren, Cooper Bayne of Houston and Jenna Bayne of Houston.  Preceded in death by husband, Lt. Col. William D. Bayne and husband, Will McLean.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jean Bayne McLean will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Tom Ainsworth officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950.  Condolences for Mrs. McLean may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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BRO. ARLON GUNNELS

November 5, 2012

Bro. Arlon Gunnels, age 70, of Crockett, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012 at his residence. Arlon was born August 9, 1942 in Austonio, Texas and was a resident of Crockett most of his lifetime.  For many years he was involved in Crockett Merchants Little and Senior Leagues coaching his three sons.  Later he loved to watch his grandchildren play in all sports and was affectionately known as Pawpaw to the Lovelady Lions Baseball team.  Arlon was retired from Sullivan Motor Company with 24 years of service receiving numerous awards from Ford Motor Company including the top 3000-500 Club Salesman and Master Salesman.  Bro. Gunnels was ordained as pastor of Pearson Chapel Baptist Church on March 29th, 1999 and resigned in 2003 due to illness remaining a faithful member until illness kept him home bound.

Survivors include wife of 49 years, Lynn Rains Gunnels of Crockett; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Denise Gunnels of Lovelady, Jeff and Aundie Gunnels of Cayuga, Chris and Stephanie Gunnels of Crockett; grandchildren, Richard Arlon Gunnels, Case Gunnels, Tanner Gunnels, Garrett Gunnels and Makayla Gunnels; sister, Doris Corbitt of Crockett; brothers, James Gunnels and wife, Pat of Centerville, Billy Gunnels and wife, Betty of Burneyville, Oklahoma, Jerry Gunnels and wife, Melinda of Gatesville; sister-in-law, Louise Gunnels of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Thell and Grace Gunnels; sister, Violet Teal and brother, Ernest Gunnels.

Funeral services for Bro. Arlon Gunnels will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jacob Paul Howard Scholarship Fund, c/o Lovelady State Bank, P. O. Box 220, Lovelady, TX 75851 or Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, TX 75835. Condolences for Bro. Gunnels may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME

VONNIE GROUNDS SHEFFIELD

November 4, 2012

Mrs. Vonnie Sheffield, age 79, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. She was born December 16, 1932 in Houston County and had lived in Crockett since 2001. Mrs. Sheffield was the retired co-owner and operator of several convenience stores. She was a member of the Porter Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include son, Gary Sheffield and wife, Donna of Angleton; grandsons, Logan and Cameron Sheffield of Angleton; brother, Grady Grounds, Jr. of Porter Springs; sisters, Helen Rollo of Crockett, Mary Becvar of Crockett, Bettie Hines of Crockett; brother-in-law, David Thompson of Houston; sister-in-law, Jean Grounds of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, Dean Sheffield; granddaughter, Katie Sheffield; parents, Grady and Belle Grounds and brother, Harold Grounds.

Funeral services for Mrs. Vonnie Sheffield will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Carl Wayne Standley officiating. Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to the Porter Springs Baptist Church Building Fund. Condolences for Mrs. Sheffield may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

Callaway-Allee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

AARON RICHARD BAILEY

November 4, 2012

Memorial services for Aaron Richard Bailey will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 10:00 a.m. at Global Sphere Center with Rev. Robert Heilder  officiating.

Aaron Richard Bailey went to be with the Lord on November 3, 2012 in Denton , Texas . He was born on December 3, 1973 to Bruce and Judy Bailey in Bryan , Texas . Aaron graduated from TWU and was a faithful member of Glory of Zion Church where he was a Prayer Minister. Aaron is survived by his parents, Judy Bailey of Denton; Bruce and Nancy Bailey of Crockett; sister, Lydia Bailey of Denton; brothers Andrew Bailey of Argyle, Alex Bailey of Huntsville and Micah Bailey of Denton.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 10:00 a.m. at Global Sphere Center with Rev. Robert Heilder  officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spinal Bifida Association.

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

Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton, Tx, in charge of arrangements.

MARGARET M. DUNSWORTH

November 2, 2012

Mrs. Margaret L. Dunsworth, age 86, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Tomball, TX. Margaret was born November 9, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Dr. James and Pauline Machwart. Margaret was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed children, creating beautiful crafts and paintings, cooking, and traveling with her loved ones. She will be remembered most for her love of family and sunny smiles. She was the loving mother of Debra (Dunsworth) Shoots and devoted grandmother of Ryan T. Shoots of Dickinson; and beloved companion of Calvin Wallace and dear friend of Ruby Voght of Tomball.  Margaret was preceded in death by both of her parents; sisters Elizabeth Antal and Louise Walters; and brothers William Hollenbeck and Robert Machwart.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Margaret L. Dunsworth will be held Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Creek Cemetery.

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

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

CLEO BITNER

October 30, 2012

Mrs. Cleo Bitner, age 101, of San Antonio, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at The Village at Incarnate Word.  She was born October 9th, 1911 in Holly, Texas and was a resident of Kennard, Crockett, Lufkin and San Antonio at various times.  Mrs. Bitner was an elementary school teacher in Kennard for many years and also taught in Huntington and Austin.

Survivors include son, Joe and wife Noel of Mandeville, Louisiana;  daughter, Sue Zimmermann and her husband Owen of San Antonio;  grandchildren, Craig Bitner of Springfield,  Louisiana, Tom Vickers and wife Shelyn of San Antonio, Brad Bitner and wife Casey of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, Stephan Vickers and wife Elizabeth of Los Angeles, California, Andrew Vickers of San Antonio;  great-grandchildren, Logan and Sarah Bitner of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, and Myles Vickers of San Antonio,  and Taylor and Ryder Vickers of San Antonio Texas.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Mrs. Cleo Bitner will be held in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday November 3rd, 2012.  Visitation will be held at graveside at 2:00 p.m.   Condolences for Mrs. Bitner may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME

 

JOHN MORGAN SMOCK

October 29, 2012

Mr. John Morgan Smock went to be with the Lord Sunday, October 28, 2012 in Crockett, Texas. He was born the fifth of ten children to Morgan and Bessie Smock on August 11, 1924 near Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was graduated from Tulsa Central High School and shortly thereafter joined the Army Air Corp. He served in the 95th Bomb Group 336th Squadron where he flew thirty-eight missions over Germany during World War II. After the war, he was graduated from the University of Tulsa in Business. He followed a business and entrepreneurial career until his recent retirement. On December 17, 1954 John and Mary Ann McKoin were married. They have one daughter Susan, a son-in-law Douglas Powell, and a grandson Morgan Powell. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Crockett and a past member of Crockett Rotary Club and Crockett Downtown Merchants Association. Throughout his life John had great joy in his family, loved the challenge of building businesses, was blessed with many friends, and was always ready for a game of golf.  The world has lost a good man.  He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann of Crockett, TX; his daughter and son-in-law Susan and Douglas Powell of Austin, TX; his beloved grandson Morgan who is attending Texas State University in San Marcos, TX; his sister Floy Keil of Walnut Creek, CA; his brother Jack of Minneapolis, MN; and his brother Paul of Liberty, MO.  John was preceded in death by his mother, father, and six of his siblings.

Funeral services for Mr. John Morgan Smock will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  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. Condolences for Mr. Smock may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

EARL FOSTER

October 29, 2012

Mr. Earl Foster, age 90, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. He was born January 22, 1922 in Crockett, Texas and was a resident of Crockett most of his lifetime. Mr. Foster was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp. having served during World War II. He was a member of the V. F. W. Mr. Foster was retired having worked for Waring Tire and Supply. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include wife, Cassie Foster of Crockett; step-children, Gerald Carswell and wife, Dana of Humble, Carolyn Carswell Smith and husband, Grady of Crockett, Janice Carswell Mann and husband, Perry of Prattville, Alabama; grandchildren, Ricky Smith, Joe Smith, Dana Lawson, Jerry Carswell, Pamela Robert, Keith Edward Mann; seventeen great-grandchildren;  four great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Elwood Foster of Corpus Christi, J. A. Foster of Houston County Lake; special pet, Buffy the Cat; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by wife, Sally Foster; brothers, Edward Foster, Clinton Foster; one infant sister and parents, Jack and Mamie Foster.

Funeral services for Mr. Earl Foster will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Terry Gibson and Rev. Reggie Gregory 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 Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 210 S. 8th Street, Crockett, TX 75835 or the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, TX 75835. Condolences for Mr. Foster may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

William Harlan “Bill” Sparks, III

September 25, 2012

William Harlan “Bill” Sparks, III was born on March 2, 1930, in Houston, Texas, to William Harlan Sparks, II and Dolores Goodman Sparks.  Bill proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  He married Mattie Florence Skillern on September 10, 1953.  After retiring from the Houston Fire Department, he and Mattie moved to Weches, Texas.

Bill passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the age of 82 years.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mattie Sparks; children, Linda Gage, Larry Cowart, and Carolyn Jones-Simmons and her husband Kyle; grandchildren, Brenda Gage, Kimberley Jones-Hill, Diana Gage, and Erik Gage and his wife Ashley; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Ray Lee Sparks; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other loving family members.  He was preceded in death by both of his parents; and a grandson, Kenneth Lee Jones.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Katy Pentecostal Church, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Mark Cowen and Pastor Edward Fruge officiating.  Funeral services will also be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the United Pentecostal Church of Weches, with Pastor Roy Bobbitt and Pastor Charles Fisher officiating.  Interment in Weches Cemetery.

Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Avenue  ~  Katy, Texas  77493  ~  (281) 391-2424

DAVID A. CRADDOCK

October 19, 2012

David A. Craddock, age 54, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012.  He was born September 11, 1958 in Houston, Texas the son of Gloria and John Craddock.  David graduated from Trinity University and received MBA from Texas A&M.  He always said he went to get to Texas A&M University to get his MBA and a wife.  David spent his career working as an auditor and comptroller for various companies in Houston, and he was proud of his CPA and CIA licenses.  Since retiring to Houston County several years ago Dave has been an active member of Porter Springs Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed attending Shiloh Methodist Church.Survivors include his wife, Jamie D. Craddock of Crockett; son, William S. Craddock; daughter, Bailey Anne Craddock; brother, John Craddock and his family of Lake Travis; father-in-law, James V. Meachen, Jr. and his wife, Kris of Crockett; mother-in-law, Deloris Meachen of Panorama Village; sister-in-law, Emily Meachen of Panorama Village; brother-in-law, Randy Meachen and his family of Giddings and numerous friends.  Preceded in death by his parents, John and Gloria Craddock and his beloved aunt, Anne Mornhinveg.  Memorial Contributions in honor of David Craddock may be made to Houston County 4-H Shooting Sports, P.O. Box 846, Crockett, TX 75835. Condolences for David may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

GENEVIEVE GREENLEE

October 18, 2012

Mrs. Genevieve Greenlee, 95, of Crockett went to be with the Lord on October 17, 2012. She was born in Follett, Texas on May 2nd, 1917 to Floyd and Fannie (Bateman) Spangler.She was raised in Wyoming, but graduated  from Topeka High School in 1935. After high school graduation, she attended and graduated from Strickler’s School of Business in Topeka, Kansas. In 1941 she married Roland Greenlee, and from this union was born three children. She worked various jobs, but particularly enjoyed her role as wife and mother. In 1991 she moved to Crockett where she was active in the First Presbyterian Church. She loved the friendly and caring people of Crockett.Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her stepmother, Hazel Spangler; her sisters, Faye Pruitt and Ivadell Martin; and her brothers, Lucius, Charles, and Dean Spangler. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Henry of Chickasha, Oklahoma, and daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Lewis Chandler of Kennard, Texas, and her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Nancy Greenlee of Cheyenne, Wyoming and her brother, Ray Spangler of Topeka, Kansas. She is also survived by five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. She will be remembered not only for her helpfulness and generosity, but also for her off-the-wall sense of humor. She was never without a smile and a word of encouragement.Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Genevieve Greenlee will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hebron Cemetery in Idana, Kansas.  Interment will follow. Condolences for Mrs. Greenlee may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

CLIFTON PERRY

October 18, 2012

Mr. Clifton Perry, age 95, of Lovelady, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin.  He was born May 13, 1917 in Lovelady, Texas and was a resident of Lovelady for most of his lifetime.  Mr. Perry was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.  He was a retired rancher and a member of the Lovelady First Baptist Church.Survivors include  son, Pat Perry and wife, Helen of Lovelady; grandsons, Chuck Perry and wife, Gari Shae of Round Rock, Lee Perry of Lovelady;  granddaughter, Leslie Patrick and husband, Ray of Lovelady; great-grandchildren, Blake and Colton Patrick,  Avery and Reese Perry, Ana Perry; brother, Charles Perry and wife, Doris of Temple; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by wife, Mary Sue Perry; son, Bill Perry; mother, Elizabeth Gayle Perry; father, Lee F. Perry; brothers, E. L. Perry and Gene Perry.Funeral services for Mr. Clifton Perry will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lovelady First Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday 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 Evergreen Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 177, Lovelady, Texas 75851 or Hospice in the Pines, 1504 West Frank, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for Mr. Perry may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

CLINT McBAY

October 15, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Clint McBay will be held Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Grapeland.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.Clint Mc Bay departed this life on the evening of October 14, 2012. He died where he wanted to die, in the comfort of his home on his farm in Grapeland.He was born, July 18, 1931, in Chillicothe, Texas, to Elvis Baines Mc Bay and Nanny Elsie Mc Gee Mc Bay and was the younger of their 2 children, with a rich heritage of Irish/American Indian decent. Mr. Mc Bay was born in a tiny Texas town into the hardest of hard times.Mr. Mc Bay began working in his father’s grocery store at age 11 as a stock boy, loading truckloads of crates into trucks, cleaning up the store and working most days until late at night. This was back before there were child labor laws and standards and when children learned to work, and learned a work ethic early in life. From a young age, he learned to work the land and raise cows, and he learned and accepted that it was his responsibility to help provide for the family.Mr. Mc Bay graduated from Quannah High School in 1948, then entered college and soon fixated on a course which began his life’s journey to the oil and gas industry. In 1952, he took his first job as a rough neck on a drilling rig while pursuing a petroleum engineering degree, while at the same time, working hard to support a young family. He worked extra jobs and did a little bit of everything. Back then there weren’t enough daylight hours to get in all the work that needed to be done in order to make it.Following college, and early in his oil and gas career, Mr. Mc Bay worked for Dresser Industries and Champion Oil Field Chemicals in West Texas, Western Canada, Louisiana, and Houston.McBay Drilling was originated and headquartered in Abilene, Texas, in 1977, and focused on numerous drilling projects in West Texas.Mr. Mc Bay’s journey in the oil and gas industry brought him to Houston County, Texas, in 1977, when he built a chemical manufacturing company in Latexo, called Chemical Manufacturing Exchange, which manufactured oil field chemicals shipped to worldwide destinations. Mc Bay sold the plant in Latexo to Reichhold Chemicals in 1982 and remained as president and consultant for the company for the next 5 years. The manufacturing plant has been ongoing even to this year when it was sold to Weatherford International, a corporation with a huge global footprint and marketing resources based in Geneva Switzerland, with corporate offices in Houston and Bryan. Weatherford’s Latexo plant manufactures chemical additives for petroleum production used in oil fields and the gas industry. Clint was proud of having built and started the plant, which has provided jobs for many people over these years, and for the tax revenues earned for Houston County, this county that he loved.Clint and his wife, Jo McBay, formed McBay Oil and Gas in 1980, which was headquartered in Houston County. The decade of the 80’s, but specifically 1985, was a time when the oil & gas industry was devastated financially along with the banking industry. Oil well drilling and banking dragged each other down, and that was the demise of Mc Bay Oil and Gas, and tragically, that was also the time of the death of Jo Mc Bay, Clint’s wife of 23 years.The hard lessons of the 80’s, Clint’s work ethic formed in his youth, and the lessons of frugality from his childhood helped him take life’s next steps. Using his vast experience in the field, he spent the next several years recovering and consulting on gas pipelines, gas processing plants, and various interests in oil and gas fields.In 1996, Clint Mc Bay incorporated Lockout Corporation based in Grapeland, Texas, and purchased a producing oil field in Slocum, Texas. With his oil field expansion, oil revenues, vast oil and gas experience, courage and determination, and taking careful steps, he attained security and success one more time, which continued until his end. Mr. Mc Bay always believed he would never retire, and such was the case.Clint was one of a few who started Citizens National Bank of Crockett from its beginning. Mr. Mc Bay served on the board of directors of several Texas banks during his career.Mr. Mc Bay is responsible for Houston County Airport being equipped with the first landing lights so that planes could take off and land safely in the dark.Mr. Mc Bay’s farm, garden, and cows were an accomplishment for which he obtained great pride and joy. It was a core part of him which began from his earliest memories growing up. Mr. Mc Bay named and studied his cows closely and believed he could read what they were thinking and saying to one another. He obtained great pleasure in milking a cow, and making cheese and butter, and collecting eggs from his own chickens. He had a deep respect for animals and loved the land. He was committed to making this year’s garden better than any previous year’s garden, and the best garden of all was the one planned next to be planted.Something else Mr. Mc Bay loved was helping others who needed help, and the best reward was to see his help launch the person or family in an upward direction. Mr. Mc Bay was a very generous man who felt it was his God given responsibility to help others, and he did so quickly and without restraint. Mr. Mc Bay was a faithful Methodist who helped support his church and those with whom he worshipped God, and many others as well; employees, numerous charities, people he knew and people he didn’t know. He especially loved to help and donate without the recipient having knowledge of its origin. He never forgot from where he came, and the difficulty of the times and place into which he was born. He was grateful for the many blessings which his hard work earned him, and always was heard repeating, “life is good”.Mr. Mc Bay leaves behind to mourn his loyal wife of 22 years, Martha Mc Bay, who was his helper in every way. When Mr. Mc Bay had his stroke, she worked tirelessly and walked every step of the walk with him. She was his first line of care, and in his declining days, Martha’s focused and channeled diligent care was constant, flawless, and a life lesson to all looking on.Friends and family looking on in those last days were inspired and amazed at Clint’s perseverance in the face of difficulty and the hard work to overcome physical disability. He never lost his fight against the adversity, while still being strong shoulders for those he cared for. His heroic battle made its mark on many of us as a life lesson in perseverance, dignity, compassion and love.Mr. Mc Bay also leaves behind a daughter, Debbie Hartgrove, of San Angelo, Texas; grandsons, Craig Hartgrove, of Alexandria, Louisiana; Richard Hartgrove of San Angelo, Texas; Trace Mc Bay, of Huntsville, Texas; and granddaughters, Jennifer Hartgrove Hancock, of Austin, Texas; Kara Gant, of Iowa Park, Texas; and long time friend and secretary, Beverly Giorgio, of Crockett. Mr. Mc Bay also leaves behind numerous other grandchildren and great grandchildren.His sense of humor, smile, work ethic, intellect, generosity, kindness and goodness will teach all who knew and loved him and will forever be missed and remembered. Our sadness is surpassed only by our gratitude for having known Mr. Mc Bay and for having loved him.Funeral services for Mr. Clint McBay will be held Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Grapeland.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME  in charge of arrangements

JAMES PLATT

October 11, 2012

James Hardy (Jim) Platt, Jr., 84, passed away on October 10, 2012 at his home in Crockett, Texas.  He was surrounded by family.  Jim was born January 30, 1928 in Lovelady, Texas and attended school there where he was an All-State basketball player.  He is predeceased by his parents Minnie Ola and James Hardy Platt, Sr. and eleven brothers and sisters.Jim married his high school sweetheart, Hazel Driskell, nearly 67 years ago.  They moved to the Texas City, LaMarque area in 1946 where Jim was employed by American Oil Company for 41 years.  Due to his dedication to Amoco and the abundant respect by his fellow workers, Jim was elected to the Amoco Credit Union Board of Directors where he served for 18 years in various positions including multiple appointments as Chairman of the Board.  He was also actively involved in the LaMarque Church of Christ where he was a Deacon for numerous years.Jim and Hazel moved to Crockett, Texas in 1993 to enjoy their retirement.  He was a faithful member of the Grace Street Church of Christ.  Traveling to different countries and 49 states kept Jim and Hazel busy.  They made memories in Europe, Asia, Greece, Australia, New Zealand and other ports of call.  Their 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren also kept them busy and happy.Jim is survived by his wife, Hazel,  his 3 girls and their spouses-Patricia and Kirby Fortenberry of Richmond, Texas; Linda and Frank Marsters of Missouri City, Texas; Marsha and Charles Montes of Nacogdoches, Texas; sister, Beth Tunstall Sherman of Crockett, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.Pallbearers are Jim’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Amy, Spencer, Cade and Brinley Lippincott; Kevin and Megan Fortenberry; Lindsay, Cori and Ty Cantu; Sarah, Brad and Macy McFaddin; Frank Vanessa and McKenna Marsters; and James, April, Jace and Aubrey Marsters.  Honorary pallbearers include Oscar Allen, Roy Lucas, John Kenneth Hinson, Morris Kirk and Wayne Thompson.Funeral services for  James H. (Jim) Platt, Jr. will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Frank Minton officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Solaris Hospice, 1521 S. Loop 256, Palestine, Texas  75801.  Condolences for Mr. Platt may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

MARY JANE HILL

October 11, 2012

Mrs. Mary Jane Hill, age 88, of Kennard, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin.  She was born February 11, 1924 in Houston County, Texas and had lived most of her lifetime in Houston and Kennard.  Mrs. Hill was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennard.Survivors include daughter and son-in-law,  Janie and Raymond Martin of Kennard; son, Tommy Hill of Pasadena; grandchildren, Venessa Hutcherson, Raymond Martin, Jeffrey Martin, Desiree Martin, Lori Aleman, Staci Williams; great-grandchildren, Meagan Dellis, Farron Raymond Cook, Kristie Martin, Kellie Martin, Benjamin Kolek, Brittaney Aleman, Robert Kolek, Heather Williams, Jess Aleman, Eryn Williams, Colton Aleman; great-great-grandchildren,  Kaiden Cook, Hailee Dellis, Riley Cook, Sophia and Christopher; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, R. L. Hill in 1995; grandson, Raymond Martin, Jr. in 1964; great-granddaughter, Holly Cheyenne Williams; sisters, Hildred Toole, Oma Troutman; brothers, Clay C. Dominy and Bradley Dominy.Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Hill will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Kennard with Rev. Jim Durham officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pennington Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the church.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice in the Pines, 1201 W. Frank, Lufkin, Texas 75904.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

WESLEY TROY MATTHEWS

October 10, 2012

Mr. Wesley Troy Matthews, farmer, deer hunter, rancher, cowboy, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2012 at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett, Texas.  Wes was born August 19, 1923 in Haskell, Oklahoma to Charles D. and Ruth Matthews.  After his mother’s death, Wes, along with his sister and one brother moved to Clarksville, Arkansas to live with their paternal grandparents.  When Wes was about 12 years old he went to Sinton, Texas to join his father and a brother rig building in the oilfield.  He enrolled in school in Sinton and continued on through high school, dividing his time between rig building and attending school.  As a senior in 1942 playing full back for the Sinton Pirates, he was selected as one of the Eleven Ironmen of Texas.  Upon graduation Wes went on to play football at Kilgore, Jr. College.  Wes married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Nell Keeter on June 28, 1946.  Dot and Wes had two sons and two daughters.  In 1958 Wes left Sinton and his established fence and nursery business to become foreman of a quarter horse ranch in Bandera, Texas. A few years later, Wes moved the family to East Texas where he became a foreman of Josephine and Rex Cauble’s ranch in Leon County.  After a few years, Wes left the ranch to tend to his own livestock.  He continued farming and ranching until he had a major stroke in December of 1994.  Wes was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.  He was a strong man who was positive, determined and faithful in his belief in God, which enabled him to live many years longer, in spite of his health issues.  He often said, “Thank you Lord for one more day!”  Dot and Wes have been members of Central Baptist Church for 50 years.He is survived by his wife of 66 years and constant caregiver, Dorothy Matthews of Crockett; son,  Michael Warren Matthews and wife, Gail of Crockett; son, Troy Rix Matthews and wife, Judy of Lexington, Oklahoma; daughter, Sally Dee Everingham and husband, Thomas of Spring; daughter, Dody Lydett Gomez and husband, Gary of Angleton; grandchildren, Heather Ladette Wallenta and husband, Scott of Rosenberg, Ellen Susan Carroll and husband, Clint of Lufkin, Alice Ann Gomez of Houston, Lora Jean Griffin and husband, Danny of Porter, Hollie Ann Gomez of Angleton, Matthew Joseph Gomez of Angleton, Steven Patrick Ginn of Spring, Floyd Dewayne Matthews of Lexington, Oklahoma; great-grandson, Wesley Joseph Gomez and a great-granddaughter “on the way”; sister-in-law, Nelma Lee Martin and husband, Thomas of Alvin; many nieces, nephews and friends.He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles D. and Ruth Matthews; mother-in-law, Fannie Warren; one sister, Sue Bartell and three brothers, Paul, Charles and Dewitt Matthews.Funeral services for Mr. Wesley Troy Matthews will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Central Baptist Church with Rev. John Goss and Rev. Charles Butler officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church, 100 N. 7th Street, Crockett, Texas 75835 or Charity of Choice.  Condolences for Mr. Matthews may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

BARBARA ANN NAGY SPINKS

October 10, 2012

Mrs. Barbara Ann Nagy Spinks passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at East Texas Medical Center Crockett following a long illness. Mrs. Spinks was born August 24, 1943 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and had lived in Crockett since 1995. She had been a Grants Management Specialist in Genetic Research for the National Institute of Health, General Medical Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and later held a similar position with the Department of the Interior in Denver, Colorado until her medical retirement in 1992.Survivors include her husband of 34 years, John L. Spinks, Jr. of Crockett; her sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Shaun Pavlik of Willis, Texas, Arnie Pavlik of Elkton, Maryland, David and Sarah Pavlik of Brambleton, Virginia, Brian and Dani Pavlik of Denver, Colorado; step-daughters, Kelly Spinks of Studio City, California and Rebekah Spinks of Hermiston, Oregon; grandchildren, Daniel and Benjie Pavlik of Brambleton, Virginia, Nic, Griffin and Wyatt Silver of Studio City, California and Annika and Eva Pavlik of Denver, Colorado; brother, Bill Nagy and wife, Carol Nagy of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.; niece, Carrie Marsh of Shingle Springs, California; nephews, Billy Nagy of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Ricky Nagy of Dauphin, Pennsylvania and Rob Nagy of Audubon, Pennsylvania.  Preceded in death by her father and mother, William B. and Beatrice Nagy of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and brother and sister, Dennis and Roberta Nagy.A visitation for Mrs. Barbara Ann Nagy Spinks will be held Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.Condolences for Mrs. Spinks may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

DEBORAH DIANNE DURRETT

October 5, 2012

Deborah Diane Durrett, age 46, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in Crockett.  She was born November 28, 1965 in Crockett and had spent most of her lifetime in the area.  Dianne was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett.Survivors include mother, Ann Petty Bowman of Lufkin; father, Luther Ray Durrett of Crockett; brother, Ray Durrett and wife, Maribeth of Lufkin; niece, Avery Durrett of Lufkin; nephew, Andy Durrett of Lufkin; special aunts and uncles, Ruth and Archie Steed of Crockett, Ruff and Linda Petty of Crockett, Sandra Pickens of Crockett, Jack and Patti Durrett of Edmond, Oklahoma, Glenda Durrett Wilkerson of Crockett; cousins, Stephanie Wilkerson of Conroe, Stacey Lackey of Crockett, Darren Durrett of Dallas, Brenden Ivy of Oklahoma, Richard Petty of Livingston; numerous other relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by grandparents, Luther and Louise Durrett, Max and Ruby Petty and uncle, Vernon Durrett.Graveside funeral services Deborah Dianne Durrett were held Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Dr. Bill Jones officiating.  Interment followed.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692 or Crockett Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 525, Crockett, Texas  75835.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

ANNA RUTH MIMS

October 4, 2012

Mrs. Anna Ruth Mims, age 85, of Lovelady, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  She was born April 20, 1927 in Springfield, Missouri and had lived in Lovelady for the past 24 years.  Mrs. Mims had worked for the Crockett Bus Depot in 1970 and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Billie and Donna Mims of Lovelady; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Frances and Richard Gattis of Huntsville; granddaughter, Debbie Mims of Lovelady; great-granddaughters, Ashley and Brittany Gattis of Huntsville; adopted son, Norman Mead of Crockett; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe “Boss” and Gene Mims of Rusk; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Wyncie and Carl Buford of Rocky Ford, Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Henry Drayton “Bill” Mims; parents, Louis and Jessie Weston; sisters, Ina Anderson, Delores O’Neill and brother, Louis “Bud” Weston.Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Ruth Mims will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Carl Standley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312. Condolences for may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

Michelle Leigh Warner

October 2, 2012Funeral services for Michelle Leigh Warner 31 of Houston, will be held 1:00 PM Saturday at Felders Chapel Assembly of God with Rev. Randy Shipman and Rev. Kevin Poage officiating. Burial will follow in Guiceland Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.Mrs. Warner passed away in Houston. She was born June 6, 1981 in Humble to Walter Chaffin and Donna Johnston. She was a paralegal for Donato, Minks, Brown & Pool PPC and a member of Felders Chapel Assembly of God.Ms. Warner was preceded in death by her grandfather Arnold Chaffin.She is survived by her parents Walter Chaffin and Brenda of Elkhart, Donna Malone and Richard Petit of Marshall, grandparents; Olga Chaffin, Wayne Johnston and Nan Johnston, daughter Hayley Warner of Houston, son Cayden Castellano of Houston, brother David Chaffin and wife Jessica of Grapeland.Pallbearers will be Rusty Jones, Ryan Bobbitt, Scotty Teems, Matt Teems, A.J. Dabney and Cody Sink. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Russell, Chase Warner, John Lindsey and Russell Johnston.Condolence calls will be received from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at Bailey & Foster Chapel Grapeland.

Thelma Ruston

September 29, 2012

Mrs. Thelma Ruston, age 88, of Latexo, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  She was born December 10, 1923 in Bedias, Texas.  Mrs. Ruston was a housewife and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons, Ernest Vest of Latexo, Herman Cecil Vest of Latexo, Clyde Vest of Splendora; daughter, Vera Vest of Cleveland; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by son, William Travis “Jr.” Vest;  brothers and sisters, Avon, Coy, Hubert, Clifford, John Ed, Hazel and Rosie.Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Ruston will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery with Johnny Lahmann officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Tuesday beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences for Mrs. Ruston may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

LESLIE WAYNE “LES” EDWARDS

September 28, 2012Memorial services for Mr. Leslie Wayne “Les” Edwards will be held Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Larry Edward officiating.  Family will receive friends Sunday beginning at 2:00 p.m. until service time. Interment was in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835.Mr. Leslie Wayne “Les” Edwards, age 63, of Crockett,  passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012 in Lufkin, TX. Les was born February 08, 1949 in Houston, TX and was a 1966 graduate of  Waltrip High School.  He was a Home Builder and The Developer of Enchanted Estates Subdivision in Crockett, TX.Survivors include mother, Louise Edwards of Crockett; son, Heath Edwards and wife, Shelley of Fredericksburg, TX; daughter, Raechel von Minden and husband, Lorenze of LaGrange, TX; grandsons, Hagan Edwards, Mitchell Edwards, Blaine Edwards, Harrison and Addison Hall; brothers, Bob Edwards of Houston, Larry Edwards and wife, Cherri of Magnolia; sister, Donna Smith of Crockett; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.  Preceded in death by his dad, Sterling Edwards.Memorial services for Mr. Leslie Wayne “Les” Edwards will be held Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Larry Edward officiating. Family will receive friends Sunday beginning at 2:00 p.m. until service time. Interment was in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

KAYLIN JANSKY HIGGINS

September 25, 2012

Funeral services for Kaylin Hope Jansky Higgins, age 24, of Lovelady,  will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  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 lieu of flowers, memorials may be made  ”In Memory of Kaylin Jansky Higgins” c/o Citizens National Bank, P. O. Box 1420, Crockett, Texas  75835.Kaylin Hope Jansky Higgins, age 24, of Lovelady, passed away, Monday, September 24, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  Kaylin was born May 30, 1988 to George and Shawn Jansky in Temple, Texas. She lived the first two years of her life in Waco, Texas. She then moved to Lovelady, Texas where she grew up. Kaylin was a housewife and a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Crockett.Kaylin is survived by her husband, Larry W. Higgins of Lovelady; step-son, Seth Higgins of Lovelady; step-daughter Alyssa Higgins of Lovelady;  parents,  George and Shawn Jansky of Lovelady; grandparents, Thomas and Margaret Burris of Lovelady; George and ImaJoy Jansky of Waco; sisters, Casey Lynne Jansky of Latexo and Kassidee Grace Jansky of Lovelady; nephews, Curt and Cameron Baker of Latexo; uncle, Jerome Jansky and wife, Lynn of Porter Springs; aunt, Shawnet Schultz of Crockett; mother and father in law, Linda and Emmanuel Cordova; father and mother-in- law, Larry G. and Shelly Higgins of Florida; brothers-in-law, Layne Higgins of Crockett, Michael Cordova and wife, Heather of Latexo; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.Funeral services for Kaylin Hope Jansky Higgins will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Steve Meadows 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 lieu of flowers, memorials may be made “In Memory of Kaylin Hope Jansky Higgins” c/o Citizens National Bank, P. O. Box 1420, Crockett, Texas  75835. Condolences for Kaylin may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

SERGIO GONZALEZ

September 21, 2012

Rosary services for Sergio Gonzalez, age 41, of Crockett, will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Father McGrath officiating.  Family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements CHARLES McPHAILSeptember 21, 2012

Mr. Charles McPhail, age 82, of Houston, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Houston.  Mr. McPhail was born November 18, 1929 in Houston and had been living in Cypress for the past 6 years, previously living in Houston for 43 years.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. McPhail was retired having worked in Sign Business Sales.  He was a member of the Evangelistic Temple and had served as past president of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Association.Survivors include wife of 62 years, Polly Broxson McPhail of Houston; children, Paula Diane Pawlik and husband, Lester of Yoakum, Sue Nichols and husband, Terry of Hockley, Kathy Greer and husband, Mike of Pattison, John Mark McPhail and wife, Lisa of Cypress, Libby Bryan of Katy, Lana Jo McCorvey and husband, Tim of Hockley, Carla Walker and husband, Daniel of Cypress, Becky “The Caboose” Dowden and husband, Cliff of Katy;  grandchildren, Jason, Timothy, Leslie, Aaron, Joel, Lisa, Jeremy, Travis, Brock, Brandi, Sandi, Candi, Emily, Cole, Charles Lester, Ricky John, Kristin, Taylor, Hunter, Chris, Ashley, John Allan, Joseph, Autumn, Levi, Jacob and Brooklyn;  thirty-two great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, George Broxson and wife, Dorothy of Lovelady, Peewee Broxson and wife, Thelma of Lovelady, Dorothy Millican of Crockett, Betty Beddo of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives including, Mike McPhail and wife, Suzy of Eastland and Charlie Boy McPhail of Crockett. Preceded in death by parents, Judge C. R. and Eula McPhail; brothers and sisters, Corine Adams, Rubye “Boo Boo” Roberts, Buck McPhail and his twin brother, Royce McPhail.Funeral services for Mr. Charles McPhail will be held Monday, September 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church in Crockett with Pastor Arthur Purvis officiating.  Interment will follow in the Latexo Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Sunday 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 Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 W. 49th Street Room #G408, Austin, Texas 78756.  Condolences for Mr. McPhail may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME IRMAL LEWIS JONESSeptember 19, 2012Funeral services for Mr. Irmal Jones will be held Friday, September 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady First Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday 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 Lovelady First Baptist Church or Holly Cemetery Association.

Mr. Irmal Jones, age 60, of Holly, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in the Huntsville Memorial Hospital.  He was born December 11, 1951 in Houston, Texas and had lived in the Holly Community for the past 31 years.  Mr. Jones was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam Era.  He was retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice System where he worked at the Estelle Unit. Mr. Jones was a member of the N. R. A. and attended the Baptist Church.Survivors include wife, Nancy Jones of Holly; daughters, Tiffany Jones Norsworthy and husband, Kelly of Spring, Jennifer Jones Stroud and husband, Chris of Houston, Megan Jones McGowan and husband, Marshall of Austin; grandchildren, Page, Tanner, Brandon, Bryce, Cade and Ayden; sisters, Chyrle Hackler and husband, Rusty of Blum, Beverly Malekouti and husband, Ali of Cedar Hill; brother, Zorn Jones of Conroe; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Preceded in death by parents, Quentin and Faye Jones and granddaughter, Katie Michelle Norsworthy.Funeral services for Mr. Irmal Jones will be held Friday, September 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady First Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Thursday 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 Lovelady First Baptist Church of the Holly Cemetery Association.  Condolences for Mr. Jones may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements BETTY JEAN VESTSeptember 18, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Vest, age 72, of Trinity,will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Charity of Choice.Mrs. Betty Vest, age 72, of Westwood Shores, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at her residence.  She was born June 2, 1940 in Crockett and had been living in Westwood Shores for the past nine years.  Mrs. Vest was retired having worked for a law firm and attended the Baptist Church.Survivors include husband, Jesse Vest of Westwood Shores; brother, Jack McKinney and wife, Hazel of Shiloh; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bobby and Corine Vest of Westwood Shores; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dorothy Land and husband, Dave of Spring; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Harvey and Lavada McKinney; sister, Jessie Mae Ackley and brothers, Buck Coborn and Harvey Coborn.Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Vest will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Rex Harrell.  Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Charity of Choice.  Condolences for Mrs. Vest may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements CURTIS R. ENOS, JR.September 17, 2012

Mr. Curtis R. Enos, Jr., age 64, of Crockett, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at his residence.  Curtis was born April 12, 1948 in Crockett and was a lifetime resident of Crockett.  He was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and a member of the K A Fraternity.  Curtis had worked as a transportation technician and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett.Survivors include wife, Glenna Gregory Enos of Crockett; children, Jennifer Ann Enos Gribble and husband, Mark of Missouri City, Christopher Ryan Enos and wife, Jennifer of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Ty Gribble and Lily Gribble; sisters and brother,  Sue Enos Edmiston and husband, Howard of Crockett, James H. Enos and wife, Louise of Angleton, Lyz Leva of Austin, Patricia Crisp and husband, Don of Conroe; brother-in-law, Reggie Gregory and wife, Sandra of Crockett;  extended family, Shelor Edmiston of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Curtis R. Enos, Sr. in 1987 and Iva Belle Enos in 2011 and sister, Juanice Nolan in 1989.Funeral services for Mr. Curtis R. Enos, Jr. will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Mize, Rev. Reggie Gregory and Mr. Tom Ramsey officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835 or Lovelady Old Gym c/o Norma Dell Jones, 271 Noble Street, Crockett, Texas  75835.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements HOLLIS WAYNE “JIGGS” BUCKNERSeptember 17, 2012

Mr. Hollis Wayne “Jiggs” Buckner, age 93, of Kennard, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 in the Heartland at Willowbrook Nursing Home in Houston.  Mr. Buckner was born September 20, 1918 in Sweetwater and had lived in Kennard most of his lifetime.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Mr. Buckner was retired having owned and operated a Trucking Company and was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.Survivors include daughters, Mignette Polk and husband, John of Houston, Mignon English of Houston; granddaughters, Karen “Kate” Rushing of Houston, Tammy Hall of Dickinson; grandson, Joe Spinks, Jr. of Humble; four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Rosa Lee Buckner of Jacksonville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives, including, Junior Wink of Kennard.  Preceded in death by wife, Lou Ella Buckner; numerous brothers and sisters, including Pete Buckner and Cutter Buckner.Funeral services for Mr. Hollis Wayne “Jiggs” Buckner will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Condolences for Mr. Buckner may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.comCALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements JUANITA CLICKSeptember 13, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Click, age 84, of Weches,  will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Elder Lindsey Blevins officiating.  Interment will follow in the Weches Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday until 5:00 p.m.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements ANTHONY JONESSeptember 12, 2012

Memorial services for Anthony Jones, age 19, of Austonio,  will be  Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Temple of Praise. In lieu of flowers donations may be made at Citizen’s National Bank, P. O. Box 1420, Crockett, Texas  75835 under Anthony’s name.Anthony Jones, age 19, of Austonio, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012.  He was born August 6, 1993 in Galveston and had lived in Austonio for the past 7 years.  From the time he was very young Anthony was always good at all that he tried and even though he was usually the smallest one he was never afraid to try. He was always quick to cheer up and encourage those who were hurting or down. He was always able to make us laugh and smile. Anthony was a beautiful person, inside and out. To say that he will be missed is a great understatement. We love you Anthony, more than words could ever say.  Surviving family are his Parents, Edward and Stacy Jones, Sisters, Trinity Hope Jones, Quanah Anzuldua and Tama Jones. Grandparents, Mary and Ray Jones of Austonio, Pat Heath of Village Mills. Many more Aunts, Uncles and cousins and loving friends.A Memorial Service will be held at Temple of Praise, 302 N. 4th Street Crockett, Texas (across the street from Brookshire Brother’s) at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012 come as you are.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made at Citizen’s National Bank, P. O. Box 1420, Crockett, Texas  75835 under Anthony’s name.  Condolences for Anthony may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements MARY BELLE DOYLE HALLMARKSeptember 11, 2012

Memorial services for Mrs. Mary Bell Hallmark, age 81, of Waco, will be held Friday, September 14, 2012 in the Pennington Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dogs for the Deaf or your favorite charity of choice.Mrs. Mary Belle Doyle Hallmark passed away Monday, September 10, 2012, at 12:15 p.m. after a brief illness. Mary was born in Pennington, TX on February 28, 1931 to parents, James Robert Doyle and his wife, Arnita Risener Doyle. Mary had one brother, James Newton Doyle.  She lived in Pennington until after high school graduation when she moved to Houston. She married Herman Gentry Hallmark on July 2, 1949. They resided in Houston until 1993 when upon retirement they moved to Trinity, TX. In 2007 she moved to Waco to be near family.  Mary is survived by two daughters, Pamela Hallmark Avara and husband, Thomas of Hewitt ,TX, Brenda Hallmark of Marlin, TX; daughter- in-law, Susan Hallmark of New Waverly, TX; five grandsons, James Avara of Angleton, TX, John Avara of Houston, TX, Jason Hallmark of Conroe, TX, Gentry and Robert Poole  of Brazoria County TX; plus many cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Herman Gentry Hallmark; their son, James H. Hallmark; her parents, James and Arnita Doyle; her brother, James Newton Doyle; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.Memorial services for Mrs. Mary Belle Hallmark will be held Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Pennington Community Center.  Honorary pall bearers are James Avara, John Avara and her Doyle cousins.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dogs for the Deaf or your favorite charity of choice.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements SHANE BAGWELLSeptember 10, 2012Memorial services for Shane Bagwell, age 46, of Lufkin, will be held Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Zion Hill Baptist Church.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements JOHN FIELDER LANSFORDSeptember 8, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. John Fielder Lansford will be held  Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Porter Springs Cemetery Pavilion.  Interment will follow in the Porter Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.John Fielder Lansford was born on the 23rd of July 1923, the youngest of eight children born to his parents George and Eula Kate Lansford, in Porter Springs, Texas.   All of his brothers and sisters have preceded him in death.   His brothers were Guy Earl, George, and twins Mike and Martin.  His sisters were Addie Lee, Mary, and Clarite.  John died on September 7th, 2012 at the age of 89, from complications following a fall.His growing up years centered around working hard on the family farm in Porter Springs, which involved a lot of time sitting on the hard backbone of a mule.   At age 17, he enlisted in the US Navy in January 1941.  He fired at the Japanese planes when they attacked his base in Hawaii in December of 1941.  In 1946 he left the Navy and enrolled at Kilgore Junior College.  In 1947, he married the love of his life, Clara Bow White.  He found work as an oil field gauger and compressor operator. He kept this job and enjoyed it until he retired 37 years later. During the last few months, he recounted many times how much fun he had while serving his country in the Navy and working in the oil fields.John and Clara moved to Beeville, Texas in 1950 where they raised their four children on an oil lease in the country.  They had three daughters and one son, named Cynthia, John Jr., Mary Jane, and Amy. Soon after their arrival, they joined Friendship Baptist Church and attended services faithfully until his death.  John was very active in his church, helping on work days, teaching Sunday School classes, leading singing, inviting people to church, and serving as a deacon.He purchased 178 acres of land near Mineral, Texas, built a home, and began ranching.  He spent hours and hours on his John Deere tractor clearing and mowing brush.  He loved his land and taking care of his cattle.  He loved his Lord Jesus, his family, and will be sorely missed.Funeral services for Mr. John Fielder Lansford will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Porter Springs Cemetery Pavilion. Interment will follow in the Porter Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements BETTY CONAWAY THOMPSONSeptember 6, 2012

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Mrs. Betty Conaway Thompson of Crockett will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.Mrs. Betty Jo Conaway Thompson, age 85, of Crockett, passed away, Thursday, September 6, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center in Crockett.  She was born December 6, 1926 in Houston County and was a resident of Crockett.  Mrs. Thompson was a sales person at Foley’s where she worked in the Fine Jewelry Department and was a housewife.  She was a member of the Latexo Baptist Church.Survivors include son, Harry Wayne Thompson and wife, Paula of Houston; daughter, Patricia Ann Rector and husband, Carey of Pearland; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, C. P. Conaway of Crockett;  sister-in-law, Ann Conaway of Pasadena; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Harry L. Thompson; son, Richard B. Thompson; brothers, Emory Conaway, Paul Conaway, Clifford Conaway; sisters, Marie Conaway and Doris Richards.Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jo Conaway Thompson will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Bill Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. Saturday.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements ROSA WEATHERSSeptember 5, 2012Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Weathers, of Fort Worth, will be held Friday, September 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Interment will follow.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements KATIE VEST CORTINASSeptember 5, 2012

Mrs. Katie Vest Cortinas, age 39, of Fort Worth, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at her residence.  Katie was born October 16, 1972 and had been living in Fort Worth, previously living in Bedias.  She had worked for Divita Dialysis in Dallas and attended the Living Truth Church.Survivors include husband, Gil Cortinas of Fort Worth; daughter, Kayla Marie Cortinas of Fort Worth; sons, Cody Cortinas of Fort Worth, Lane Hopper of Fort Worth; brothers, Charles William Vest and wife, Mindy of Porter, Russell Vest of Willis; sister-in-law, Tammy LeFleur of Splendora; brother-in-law, Joe Cortinas and wife, Virginia of Houston; aunt, Martha Thornton and husband, Stacy of Trinity; uncle, Mike Wolfe of Crockett; nieces, Trina Vest of Splendora, Summer Vest of Splendora, Skylar Street of Splendora, Cortni Vest of Willis; nephews, Billy Vest of Willis, William Vest of Porter; numerous other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Debra Vest; brother, Brandon Vest and uncles, Grover Frizzell and Jackie Vest.Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Vest Cortinas will be held Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:00 noon in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Joe A. Cortinas officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. until service time.  Condolences for Katie may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangementsVernon “PeeWee” Patrick Sr.
September 3, 2012Mr. Vernon “PeeWee” Patrick Sr., age 58, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  He was born June 11, 1954 in Houston, Texas and had lived in Houston County most of his lifetime.  Mr. Patrick had worked for Louisiana Pacific as a Forest Technician and enjoyed golfing.Survivors  include wife, Betty Patrick of Lovelady; children, Valarie Patrick of Palestine, Ray Patrick and wife, Leslie of Lovelady, Teresa Fulcher of Lufkin, Bo Fulcher and wife, Destiny of Huntsville, Angie Smith and husband, Danny of Lovelady; grandchildren raised as sons, Alex McKnight and Christopher McKnight of Lovelady; grandchildren, Lisa Kay Stevens, Madison Davenport, Blake Patrick, Colton Patrick, Amilyn Fulcher, Melaina Fulcher, Delaney Fulcher, Will Sheridan and Ian Sheridan; sisters, Ruthie Luker and husband, John of Buffalo, Carolyn Osborne of Illinois, Carolyn Young of Lovelady; brother, Leonard Patrick and wife, Dena of San Antonio; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Melvin and Mary Reynolds of Weches;  sister-in-law, Becky Pilkington and husband, Stephen of Weches; brother-in-law, Glen Reynolds and wife, Jennifer of Austin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by father, John Patrick; mother, Mary Oliver; step-father, Jim Oliver; brother, Tommy Patrick; brother-in-law in memory, Melvin Reynolds.Funeral services for Mr. Vernon “PeeWee” Patrick Sr. will be held Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Duane and Rev. Josh Mills officiating.  Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Creek Cemetery Association c/o Mary Lucas, 485 Briargrove, Crockett, Texas  75835 or American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904.  Condolences for Mr. Patrick may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME Evelyn CoxSeptember 3, 2012Mrs. Evelyn Cox, age 58, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at her residence.  She was born August 28, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina and had been living in Crockett for the past six years.  Mrs. Cox had worked for East Texas Medical Center in Crockett as an intake coordinator and was a member of the Torchlight Community Church in Crockett.Survivors include husband, Donald Ray Cox of Dallas; sons, Jay Brown and wife, Corletta of Taylors, South Carolina, Jonathon Brown and wife, Diana of Piedmont, South Carolina; granddaughter, Olivia Brown of Piedmont, South Carolina; brothers, Randall Conwell and wife, Debbie of Woodruff, South Carolina, Alan Conwell and wife, Lidya of Duncan, South Carolina; sister, Debbie Sloan and husband, Jay of Taylors, South Carolina; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Hugh and Amanda Conwell and brother, David Conwell.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Torchlight Community Church.  Condolences for Mrs. Cox may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME Katherine (Kathy) Bennett ArnoldSeptember 3, 2012Mrs. Katherine (Kathy) Bennett Arnold, age 61, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  Mrs. Arnold was born May 7, 1951 in Crockett to Cecil Bennett and Woody Dell Bennett Jones.  Survivors include her husband, Butch Arnold of Crockett, Texas; daughter, Carla Smiley and husband, Timothy of Glenrose, Texas; three grandchildren; five siblings; four step-children, Annette Green and husband, Michael of Dallas, Texas, Tim Arnold and wife, Dawn of Midway, Texas, Leann Sikes and husband, John of Diboll, Texas, Stacey Pervis and wife, Mary of Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.A memorial service for Mrs. Katherine (Kathy) Bennett Arnold is to be announced at a later date.  Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. Condolences for Mrs. Arnold may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME

LINDA McRAE

September 3, 2012

Mrs. Linda McRae, age 68, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012 at her residence.  She was born January 5, 1944 in Trinity County and was a resident of Crockett for the past 24 years.  Mrs. McRae was a homemaker and attended the Pennington Baptist Church.Survivors include husband, Willie McRae of Crockett; children, Tammy Warren of Belott, Billy McRae of Crockett, Lee Anne Stripling of Crockett; nine grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, William and Alma Clayton; brothers and sisters, Arthur Clayton, Eugene Clayton, Anne Presley, Fannie Anderson and Jean Russell.Funeral services for Mrs. Linda McRae will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the New Salem Chapel with Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating.  Interment will follow in the New Salem Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904. Condolences for Mrs. McRae may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

CARL CURRY

September 2, 2012Funeral services for Mr. Carl Curry, of Grapeland, will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in the Grapeland Church of Christ. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories in Elkhart. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Mr. Carl C. Curry, age 84, of Grapeland, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012 in Grapeland.  He was born January 17, 1928 in Elkhart and was a resident of Grapeland, previously living in Houston.  Mr. Curry was a veteran of the United States Army.  He had worked as a machinist for Peabody Dore Corporation in Houston.  Mr. Curry was a member of the Grapeland Church of Christ having served as an Elder.Survivors include wife, Kathryn Curry of Grapeland; daughters, Sharon Lane and husband, Johnnieof Crockett, Terry Shiflet and husband, Gary of Houston; grandchildren, Johnnie Ray Lane and wife, Denise of Crockett, T. R. Lane and wife, Kim of Grapeland, Clay Shiflet of Houston; great-grandchildren, Billy Lane, Brett Lane, Hailey Lane, Victoria Lane, Sarah West, Isabell Lane, Ryan Lane, Harley Shiflet, Trent Shiflet and Shyanne Shiflet; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Chester and Jewel Curry; brothers, Regan Curry, Leroy Curry and sister, Opal Wilson.Funeral services for Mr. Carl C. Curry will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Grapeland Church of Christ with Minister Gary Taylor officiating.  Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories in Elkhart.  Family will receive friends Monday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangementsANNIE LOU FLASOWSKIAugust 27, 2012

Mrs. Annie Lou Flasowski, age 73, of Crockett, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 in the Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  Mrs. Flasowski was born September 22, 1938 in Trinity County and was a graduate of Pennington High School.  She had lived all of her lifetime in Houston County.  Mrs. Flasowski was an active member of the Houston County Cancer Support Group, member of the Silver Streakers, past member of the Garden Club and a past member and youth leader of the S. P. J. S. T.  Mrs. Flasowski had been the owner of Wallace Garden Center and had also worked at Polk’s Department Store and the Crockett Phone Company.Survivors include husband of 54 years, Wallace C. Flasowski, Jr. of Crockett; daughter, Brenda Flasowski of Crockett; son, Wallace Randy Flasowski III and wife, Rhonda of College Station; son, Ricky Flasowski and wife, Rhonda of Crockett; grandchildren, Wallace Wade Flasowski IV and wife, Holly of Nacogdoches, Lindsey Flasowski Naufal and husband, Georges of Sharjah, UAE, Jennie Rhenea Flasowski of Crockett, Jessie Lynn Flasowski of Crockett; great-grandchildren, Avery Grace Flasowski, Bowen Jay Flasowski, Elias Sami Naufal; brothers-in-law, William “Bill” Flasowski and wife, Paula of Brenham, Justin Flasowski and wife, Susie of Brenham; sister-in-law, Odelia Davidson of Lubbock; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by father, Archie “Dud” Freeman; mother, Verdie Pervis Freeman; sisters, Aloise Evans, Sallye Christian, Ola Starling, Alice Wolf and brother, Archie “Sonny Boy” Freeman, Jr.Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lou Flasowski will be held Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Tom Ainsworth and Rev. Dennis Ivey 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.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County Cancer Support Group c/o First Community Bank, P. O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas  75835.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOMEJAMES J. DENT IIIAugust 27, 2012Mr. James Jefferson (“JJ”) Dent III died on July 27, 2012, at his home near Lovelady, Texas, after an extended illness.Mr. Dent was born on July 26, 1945, in Laredo, Texas. He was the oldest son of James J., Jr., (Lt. Colonel USAF, Ret.) and Ruth Eiband Dent. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1968 and was a Viet Nam veteran.Mr. Dent’s entire career after his time in the Army was spent teaching English at the collegiate level, where he touched many lives. He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Sam Houston State University before teaching at Texas A&M University, Southwest Texas Junior College, and Blinn College/Bryan. He concluded his teaching career in the English Department at Sam Houston State University between 1994 and 2008.He was passionate about a number of issues but mostly about concocting good Oriental food and wine making, and at each he excelled. He also enjoyed playing guitar and outdoor sports including target shooting and fishing.He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William “Bill” Dent; and a sister, Foy Dent Stanton.He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Janine Dent of Conroe, Texas; a sister, Mary Dent Hauff (Steve) of Port Angeles, Washington; 4 first cousins, 4 nieces and nephews, and many friends, colleagues and former students. His family and friends wish him peace and serenity.A memorial service for Mr. James Jefferson (“JJ”) Dent III will be held Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Park in the White Gazebo by the track, Huntsville, Texas. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Association or the American Cancer Society.  Condolences for Mr. Dent may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOMECHARLES LEWIS GAYLORD IV
August 20, 2012Visitation for Charles Louis Gaylord will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2012,  evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.Charles Louis Gaylord, age 43, of Grapeland, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  Charles was born April 16, 1969 in Murrell, Louisiana and had lived in Grapeland and Anderson County.  He was a welder and was employed by Eagle Railcar in Elkhart.Survivors include wife, Linda Gaylord of Grapeland; daughter, daughter, Abigayle Gaylord of Palestine; sons, James Gaylord of Grapeland, Christopher Gaylord of Tennessee Colony, Jacob Gaylord of Grapeland, Michael Warren of Grapeland, Jason Warren of Grapeland, Glenn McDonald and wife, Brandy of Westwood; daughter, Abigale Gaylord of Palestine, grandchildren, Riley, Brandon, Cheyanne, Joseph, Julie and Wyatt; parents, Charles L. and Helena Gaylord of Grapeland; brother, John Wolf and wife, Susan of Coffman and Family at Eagle Railcar.Visitation for Charles Lewis Gaylord IV will be  Wednesday, August 22, 2012 evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.  Condolences for Charles may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.SANDRA WOOLLEY HOLCOMBAugust 16, 2012Mrs. Sandra Woolley Holcomb, age 71, of Grapeland, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Dallas.  She was born October 18, 1940 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Grapeland for the past 25 years. Mrs. Holcomb was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and the Shady Grove Baptist Church.  She had worked and retired as a Para Legal.Survivors include children, Donna Gayle (Cecil) Reed and husband, Mike of Irving, Michael Allen Cecil of Lumberton, Lisa Diane Cecil of Nashville, Tennessee; sister, Joy Hodges and husband, Bobby of Crockett, Eddie Woolley and wife, Kelly of Marble Falls; grandchildren, Wynn Romere, Brie Rangel and husband, Daniel, Austen Garmon, Tyler Cecil, Kelsey Cecil, Brice Trejo, Jacob Huey and honorary grandson, Nathan Pipps. Preceded in death by husband, James Larry Holcomb.Funeral services for Mrs. Sandra Woolley Holcomb will be held Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. Tim Allen officiating. Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Condolences for Mrs. Holcomb may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.comCALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

AUGUST JANAK, JR.

August 16, 2012Mr. August Janak, Jr., age 65, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.  He was born February 12, 1947 in Houston County and was a lifetime resident of Crockett.  Mr. Janak was retired having worked for H. E. B. and attended the Baptist Church.Survivors include brothers, Charles Larry Janak and wife, Cathy of Crockett, Louis Wayne Janak of Crockett; nieces and nephews, Darla Michelle LaBorde of Houston, Reeve LaBorde of Houston, Charles Janak of Conroe, Sharon Montgomery of Lake Jackson and Chris Montgomery of Houston; cousins, Barbara Carroll of Crockett, Cokie Tyer of Crockett, Marvin LaRue of Lovelady, Helen Perkins of Lovelady, Willie Howard of Conroe, Kathryn Van Dyke of Trinity and Jo Ann Van Dyke of Trinity.  Preceded in death by parents, August and Emily Janak.Graveside funeral services for Mr. August Janak, Jr. will be held Monday, August 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Center Hill Cemetery with Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Sunday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Condolences for Mr. Janak may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangementsJOE JOHN BOLLOMAugust 13, 2012Mr. Joe John Bollom, Jr., age 69, of Houston, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Houston.  Mr. Bollom was born July 14, 1943 in Bishop, Texas and had lived in Houston most of his life.  He was a machinist and attended the Baptist Church.Survivors include his daughter, Candies Hines of Georgetown; son, Kevin Bollom of Houston; brothers, brother, Robert Lee Bollom and wife, Liz of Lenoir City, Tennessee; sisters, Evelyn Hamblin of Houston, Dorothy Galler of Spring, Joann Adams of Gun Barrel City, Shirley Stapp and husband, Joe of Austonio; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by his parents, Joe John Bollom, Sr. and Christine Bollom; brothers, Julius Bollom, Edwin Bollom, Georgie Bollom, John Bollom and Willie Bollom and sister, Carrie Ann Berry.Graveside funeral services for Mr. Joe John Bollom, Jr. will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Boggs Cemetery with Rev. Rex Harrell, pastor of Georgia Camp Church, officiating.  Interment will follow. Condolences for Mr. Bollom may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangementsGARY “PRAIRIE DOG” McDONALDAugust 13, 2012Gary “Prairie Dog” McDonald, age 50, of Austonio, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012.  Gary was born June 6, 1962 in Crockett, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in the area.  He was a member of the Austonio Volunteer Fire Department and attended the Baptist Church.Survivors include children, Myra McDonald and Michael King of Austonio, Leon McDonald of Austonio; granddaughter, Kelbie King of Austonio; brothers, Kenneth “Larry” McDonald and wife, Patricia of Palm Dale, California, Mitchell McDonald and wife, Toni of Crockett; sister, Margarette Lucas and husband, Pete of Van; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Leon and Verna McDonald; brother, Jerry “Bimbo” McDonald and nephew, William Scott McDonald.Funeral services for Gary “Prairie Dog” McDonald will be held Saturday,  August 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Benefit for Gary McDonald’s Children c/o Citizens National Bank, P. O. Box 1420, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Gary may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements Lynn WasicekAugust 12, 2012Graveside services for Lynn Wasicek will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Mrs. Lynn Hughes Wasicek, age 59, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at her residence.  She was born May 23, 1953 in England and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Wasicek was a housewife and attended the Baptist Church.Survivors include daughter, Jamie Dalynn Wasicek of Houston; grandchildren, Ray Alexander Wasicek McDonald of Houston, Faith Rose Louise Wasicek of Houston, DiEndrae Dale Alynn Wasicek of Houston; mother, June Hughes of Crockett; brother Danny Hughes of Crockett; sisters, Kim Sparkman and husband, Kelly of Slocum, Donna Jordan of Palestine; numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by husband, Dale Wasicek and father, Don Hughes.Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Lynn Hughes Wasicek will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Lowery officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangementsBetty Jean DriskellAugust 12, 2012Mrs. Bettie Jean Driskell, age 84, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 in the Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett.  She was born March 15, 1928 in Crockett, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in the area.  Mrs. Driskell was a housewife and a pie maker.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Crockett.Survivors include children, Harold Driskell and wife, Jenny of Crockett, Charles Driskell and wife, Sharon of Grapeland; grandchildren, David Driskell and wife, Connie of Latexo, Tamela Marburger and husband, Clinton of Grapeland, Trampas Driskell and wife, Jenny of Grapeland, Jamie Driskell and wife, Amanda of Grapeland; great-grandchildren, Bobby  Driskell and wife, Matraca of Grapeland, Harold Wayne Driskell of Latexo, Adam Driskell of Grapeland, Jordan Driskell of Longview, Tyler Driskell of Grapeland, Trevor Driskell of Longview, Austin Driskell of Grapeland, Jinna Driskell of Grapeland, Colton Driskell of Grapeland, Katie Claborn of Crockett, Sarah Rodriguez and husband, William of New Waverly, Shelby Sylvester and husband, John of New Braunfels; great-great-grandchildren, Easton Driskell, J. R. Claborn, Mason Claborn,  Xander Sylvester and Aleyda Rodriguez; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Roy Driskell in 2000; parents, Charlie and Georgie Morrow; granddaughters, Pamela Driskell and Myrna Lynn Scott; sisters and brothers, Lucille Bear, Ruby Slater, Hayne Morrow, Hazel Morrow, Nanny Bell Griggs and Louis Morrow.Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Jean Driskell will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers and Rev. Buck Olive officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Monday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Tx. 75904.  Condolences for Mrs. Driskell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangementsKATHERINE E. “KATHY” ARNOLDAugust 9, 2012

Mrs. Katherine E. “Kathy” Arnold, age 61, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangementsROBERT DUDLEY STEPLETONAugust 7, 2012

Mr. Robert Dudley “Sonny” Stepleton, age 74, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in the Whitehall Nursing Center.  Mr. Stepleton was born July 6, 1938 in Trinity County and had lived all of his lifetime in Houston County.  He was retired from the State of Texas and was a member of the Pennington Baptist Church.Survivors include daughter, Vicki Michelle Shelton of Huntsville; grandsons, Joshua Stepleton of Palestine and Mason Shelton of Huntsville; sister, Mae Belle Dominy of Crockett; brothers, Roy Smith and wife, Jonell of Huntsville and James Ray Gilmore of Pennington, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by wife, Kathryn Miller Stepleton; parents, Mr. John and Mrs. Lonnie Stepleton and sister, Willie Smith.Funeral services for Mr. Robert Dudley “Sonny” Stepleton will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pennington 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 Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or the Houston County Cancer Support Group, c/o First National Bank, P. O. Box 172, Crockett, Texas 75835.  Condolences for Mr. Stepleton may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

JAMES J. DENT III

August 6, 2012James Jefferson (“JJ”) Dent III died on July 27, 2012, at his home near Lovelady, Texas, after an extended illness.  Mr. Dent was born on July 26, 1945, in Laredo, Texas. He was the oldest son of James J., Jr., (Lt. Colonel USAF, Ret.) and Ruth Eiband Dent. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1968 and was a Viet Nam veteran.Mr. Dent’s entire career after his time in the Army was spent teaching English at the collegiate level, where he touched many lives. He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Sam Houston State University before teaching at Texas A&M University, Southwest Texas Junior College, and Blinn College/Bryan. He concluded his teaching career in the English Department at Sam Houston State University between 1994 and 2008.He was passionate about a number of issues but mostly about concocting good Oriental food and wine making, and at each he excelled. He also enjoyed playing guitar and outdoor sports including target shooting and fishing.He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William “Bill” Dent; and a sister, Foy Dent Stanton.He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Janine Dent of Conroe, Texas; a sister, Mary Dent Hauff (Steve) of Port Angeles, Washington; 4 first cousins, 4 nieces and nephews, and many friends, colleagues and former students. His family and friends wish him peace and serenity.A memorial service for Mr. Dent is pending, and the details will be announced soon. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Association or the American Cancer Society.Condolences for Mr. Dent may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangementsJANICE BENSONAugust 3, 2012Memorial services for Mrs. Janice Benson will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Thomas St. Jean officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County Cancer Support Group or Grace Lutheran Church.Mrs. Janice Benson, age 67, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center in Crockett.  She was born March 08, 1945 in Oakland, California and had lived in Crockett for the past 20 years, previously living in California.  Mrs. Benson had worked in data processing. She was an active member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Crockett, the V. F. W. and Houston County Cancer Support Group.  Mrs. Benson was also an operator and member of the ham radio club.Survivors include daughter, Yvonne Lane Wonder of California; grandson, Alexander Wonder of California; sisters, Jule Assercq of Louisiana, Mavis Griebrok of California; nephew, Mathieu Assercq of Louisiana.  Preceded in death by mother and father, Melvin and Gene Griebrok and brother, Marvin Griebrok.Memorial services for Mrs. Janice Benson will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Thomas St. Jean officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston County Cancer Support Group or Grace Lutheran Church.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements ROBERT LOWRIEAugust 2, 2012Funeral services for Rev. Robert Lowrie will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Pennington Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.Rev. Robert Lowrie, age 87, of Pennington, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 in the Greenbrier Nursing Home in Tyler.  He was born July 31, 1925 in Pennington, Texas and had lived in Pennington for the last 25 years, previously living in Houston.  Rev. Lowrie was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II.  He was a preacher and had pastored at numerous churches for 35 years.  Rev. Lowrie was a member of the Flat Prairie Congregational Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing.Survivors include wife, Betty Lowrie of Pennington; son, Kirk Lowrie and wife, Barbara of Bullard; grandchildren, Scott Lowrie of Bullard, Susan Lowrie of Bullard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, James Robert and Tommie (Arnold) Lowrie; brothers and sisters, Vernon Lowrie, Hazel Ashworth, Alice Mansell, Grover Lowrie and J. W. Lowrie.Funeral services for Rev. Robert Lowrie will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Barbara Campbell.  Interment will follow in the Pennington Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements H. T. DEATONAugust 2, 2012

Mr. H. T. Deaton, age 95, of Lovelady, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler after a brief illness.  He was born near Groveton, Texas on December 6, 1916 to Marshall and May Hutson Deaton.  Mr. Deaton was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force having served during World War II as an airplane mechanic and spent 28 months in the China – Burma – India Theatre .  He was a lifetime member of the Hump. Pilots Association, member and past Commander of the East Texas Basha of China – Burma – India.  In 1938, he received his Bachelors degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry from Stephen F. Austin University and Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State University in 1949.  Mr. Deaton had taught for Centerville I. S. D. until 1955, he then moved to Lovelady and worked for the Lovelady I. S. D. as a teacher of Ag/Biology, High School Principal for 10 years and Elementary Principal for 12 years.   He retired from the Lovelady I. S. D. after 30 years of service. Mr. Deaton touched many lives during his years as an educator.  In 1956, he was the founder of the Lovelady Calf Show having celebrated its 56th Anniversary this year. Mr. Deaton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lovelady.Survivors include wife of 48 years, Nelda Porter Deaton of Lovelady; daughter, Deidra Deaton of The Woodlands; sister, Doris Barton; nieces, Barbara Cook and Deborah Cutchshaw; nephews, Danny Cutchshaw, Mike and Jerry Byrd; sister-in-law, Larita Cutchshaw; brother-in-law, Robert Byrd.  Preceded in death by parents, Marshall and May Deaton; sister-in-law, Vanita Byrd; brother-in-law, Billy Cutchshaw; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bertha and Ward Porter.Funeral services for Mr. H. T. Deaton, age 95, of Lovelady, will be held Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Lovelady with Rev. Scott Matthews and Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday 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 H. T. Deaton Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Lovelady State Bank, P. O. Box 220, Lovelady, Texas 75851. Condolences for Mr. Deaton may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements BILL WAYNE THOMPSONJuly 31, 2012

Mr. Bill Wayne Thompson, age 67, of Grapeland, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin.  He was born September 15, 1944 in Paris, Texas and was a resident of Grapeland since 1984.  Mr. Thompson was a member of the Crockett Classic Cruisers and the N. H. R. A.  He had worked as a mechanic and was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church.Survivors include wife, Margaret Thompson of Grapeland; sons,  Michael Thompson and wife, Lisa of Grapeland, Jonathan Thompson and wife, Meridot of Grapeland; daughters,  Patty Weaver and husband, Ronnie of Spring,  Kimberly Lane and husband, Thonnie of Grapeland; grandchildren, Nicole Burson, Courtney Pigman and husband, Timothy, Tiffany Whaley and husband, Craig, Kristen Hughes and husband,Christopher, Matthew Weaver, Brett Lane, Victoria Lane, Isabell Lane, Brittany Thompson and Meagan Thompson; great-grandchildren, Madison, Savanna, Whitney, Payton and Maverick; sister, Billie Jean Barrett and husband, Jessie of Bogata; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Bill and Eva Thompson and great-grandson, Craig Whaley, Jr.Funeral services for Mr. Bill Wayne Thompson will be held Thursday,   August 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Thomas St. Jean officiating.  Interment will follow in the Barrett Family Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 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, Lufkin, Texas 75904 or Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank, Lufkin, Texas 75904.  Condolences for Mr. Thompson may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements J. E. ASHMOREJuly 30, 2012

Mr. J. E. Ashmore, age 99, of Houston, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Houston.  He was born August 6, 1912 in Belott, Texas and was a 1931 graduate of Grapeland High School.  Mr. Ashmore was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps. having served during World War II in the South Pacific where he drove an Army Tank.  He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the D. A. V and the V. F. W.  Mr. Ashmore was a teacher and had taught in numerous school Districts in the Houston area.  Mr. Ashmore had also worked for Hudson engineering and Ohio Chemicals.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett and Grace United Methodist Church in Houston.Survivors include daughter, Patricia Dillard of Houston;  grandchildren, Jerry Dillard, Jr. and wife, Angee of Conroe, Deborah Swenson and husband, Tage of Houston; great-grandchildren, J. D. Dillard III of Houston, Jade Chimene and husband, Chris of Conroe, Hannah Swenson of Houston, Tage Swenson, Jr. of Houston; nieces and nephews, Jean Smith and husband, Alfred, Howard Reynolds and Marilyn Reynolds.  Preceded in death by wives, Lois Duren Ashmore, Mousiza Hopkins Ashmore and Frances Swanner Ashmore; parents, Will and Vada Ashmore; sister, Malvin Weisinger and brother, Willie Ashmore.Funeral services for Mr. J. E. Ashmore will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Robert Allcorn officiating.  Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Condolences for Mr. Ashmore may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

JOHNSON “J.L.” ALLEE

July 22, 2012

Mr. Johnson “J. L.” Allee, age 67, of Austonio, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 in the Winfield Healthcare Center in Crockett.  He was born September 10, 1944 in Crockett and had lived in Houston County all of his lifetime.  Mr. Allee was a member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge # 21 A. F. & A. M. and the Austonio Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a contractor and a member of the Austonio Baptist Church.

Survivors include son, Jim Allee and wife, Ronda of Kirbyville; daughters, JoAnn Hough and husband, Wayne of Austonio, Sharon Allee of Austonio, Lydia McKendree and husband, Anthony of Corsicana; grandchildren, Anthony, Mike and Courtlynn Howard, Tristan, Maci  and  Jaxson Allee, Ally, Taylor and Luke McKendree; sisters, Ann Brantley and husband, LaDonn of Crossett, Arkansas, Nina McQueen and husband, William of Pasadena; nephews and niece, Bill McQueen of San Francisco, California, Belinda Carter of Crossett, Arkansas, Mike Brantley of  Crossett, Arkansas;  numerous other relatives.  Preceded in death by wife, Gloria “Dody” Allee and parents, Joe and Carrie Allee.

Funeral services for Johnson “J. L.” Allee will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hagan Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692 or Charity of Choice. Condolences for Mr. Allee may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

Callaway-Allee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

MARY ELIZABETH WATSON

July 19, 2012

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Watson, age 90, of Lufkin, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin.  Memorial services for Mrs. Watson will be held at a later date.  Condolences for Mrs. Watson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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JESSIE BENNETT LARUE

July 17, 2012

Mrs. Jessie Bennett LaRue, age 86, of Crockett, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 in the Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin.  She was born June 24, 1926 in Tadmor, Texas and was a resident of Houston County for most of her lifetime.  Mrs. LaRue was a housewife and a member of the Harvest Church in Crockett.

Survivors include husband, Odie LaRue of Crockett; daughters, Vicki Hopkins of Crockett, Carol Skinner of Timpson; grandchildren, Terry Skinner of Timpson, Kimberly Skinner of Dallas, Crystal Vasquez of Crockett; great-grandchildren, Victor Vasquez, Jr. and Claudia Vasquez; sister, Bobbie Bennett and husband, J. C. of Kennard; brothers, Ray Holcomb of Tomball, Maurice Holcomb and wife, Nancy of Willis; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Cliff Bennett.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Bennett LaRue will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Condolences for Mrs. LaRue may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

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JAKE CAPRIELIAN

Jacob Edward Caprielian
1924 – 2012

Mr. Jacob Edward Caprielian, a respected and beloved civic leader, departed this life peacefully on July 12, 2012, in his hometown of Crockett, Texas, at the age of 87.  Jake was born on November 17, 1924, the only child of Popkin and Eugenia Caprielian, who had immigrated to this country from Armenia.  Jake’s father owned and operated two cotton gins in Crockett, the Berry Gin and the LeMay Gin.  Jake followed his father in the cotton business, where he would establish Jake Caprielian Cotton.  He farmed and ginned cotton, produced grain and wheat, owned a grain elevator, a farm supply store and managed timberland.  He operated for many years as a rancher and farmer in Houston County, where he earned a respected reputation in agriculture and business throughout East Texas.

It was wartime when Jake graduated from Crockett High School in 1942 and entered The University of Texas at Austin.  College was interrupted when he enlisted as a private in the U. S. Army Air Corps.  After two-and-a-half years as a B-24 bombardier, Jake returned to The University of Texas, graduating in 1948 with a BBA degree.

The firm foundation of this good man was in place when he met the young Mary Louise Craddock from Winnsboro, Texas on a blind date in Dallas in the late1940’s.  Jake and Jill fell in love, married in 1950, and began what would become a remarkable partnership.  They had all the ingredients to make it last – a zest for life, mutual respect, shared values, common interests, cherished friendships, the gift of hospitality.  They were the perfect fit, one for the other.  Everyone who knew them knew they had it right.  Together, they sparkled.  Jill was the love of Jake’s life and he cared for her and treasured her to the very end.

With Jill’s tacit approval, Jake became involved in every aspect of community life.  He was passionate about his causes and with boundless energy, could outwork anyone.  He was an organizer and an implementer.  There is hardly a civic or charitable organization in Houston County or beyond that does not bear Jake’s imprint. The list of his beneficiaries is long: The Texas Cotton Ginners Association; The Farmers Home Administration; The Trinity River Authority; The First United Methodist Church; the Crockett School Board; The Monroe Crook Historical Society; The Houston County Democrats; the Houston County Development Foundation; the Houston County Chamber of Commerce; the Crockett Economic and Industrial Development Corporation; the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association; The Mary Allen Museum of African American Art and History; The Crockett Boys and Girls Club; the Crockett Lion’s Club; the Houston County Civic Center; the Spring Creek Country Club.  His titles were president, director, board member, finance chair, trustee, man-of-the-year.  But mainly, he was a worker.  Jake’s service to community knew no limits.

Jake and Jill had enduring and lifelong friendships.  Their circle was wide and inclusive – their friends became family.  They were host and hostess to beautifully orchestrated parties, with Jake equally comfortable in a tux or an apron.  At Christmastime, their home was a magical place, decked out from top to bottom.  Snow houses lining the bookcases and the perfect tree in that beautiful window on Gordon Drive.

To state the measure of this man is not easy.  Jake was so much to so many, small in stature but giant in heart.  He was a lover of life, a devoted husband, a man of character, a committed Christian.  A favorite uncle, a special cousin, a cherished godfather, a trusted friend.  A steward of the land, a patron of the arts.  A worker, a powerhouse, a force to be reckoned with.  A believer in equal rights and opportunity for all.  A Sunday School teacher, a mentor to the young.  An eternal optimist, a positive thinker.  A proud Democratic Party activist, campaign worker, and fundraiser, committed to the core.  An avid Longhorn whose blood ran burnt orange.  A gourmet cook, a party-planner, a jaunty dresser.  A traveler, a movie-goer, a loyal subscriber to The Dallas Morning News.  A bicycle-rider, a pilates student.  A lover of music, a dancer, a decorator.  He was our small-town hero, our gift.  Knowing Jake has made us better, inspiring us to serve.  His legacy is lasting.  With gratitude and respect, we bid our kind and generous friend farewell.  Heaven is now his domain, where old friendships are renewed and new work has begun.

Jake Caprielian is survived by his loving wife of  62 years, Jill Caprielian.  He is also survived by nieces, Nancy Halphen and husband, Jim, of Allen, and Karen Blades and husband, Neal, of McKinney; great nieces, Christine Allen, husband, Ronald, and son, Keith, of Allen; and Holly Hasty, husband, Curtis, and daughter, Lillie, of Plano; aunt, Maisie Indjidjian, of Crockett; first cousin, Robert Caprielian and wife, Mary, of Granbury; cousins, Mary Rejebian Northern, of Dallas, Jean Berian Carney and husband, David, of Houston, Richard Caprielian, of Fort Worth, Stephanie Caprielian, of  Los Angeles, Alexa and Ryan Caprielian, of  Fort Worth;  also a host of dear friends and countless citizens throughout our community whose lives he touched. He is preceded in death by his parents, Popkin and Eugenia Caprielian.

Services for Jacob Edward Caprielian will be held Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Crockett, followed by interment at Evergreen Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The First United Methodist Church of Crockett, The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association, or the charity of choice.

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ALOISE EVANS

July 13, 2012

Mrs. Aloise Evans, age 79, of Crockett, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 in the Houston County Nursing Home.  She was born October 12, 1932 in Porter Springs and was a resident of Crockett most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Evans was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She had owned and operated Discount Auto World and Evans Truck Terminal in Crockett for many years.  Mrs. Evans was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include grandchildren, Christina Evans of Crockett, April Hansen and husband, Casey of Tyler, Tiffany Vickers and husband, Jerrod of Crockett, Brooke Evans of Crockett, Megan Griffin and husband, Ryan of Crockett; great grandchildren, Colby, Jayden, Jakob, soon to be Nathan; sister, Annie Lou Flasowski and husband, Wallace of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by husband, George Evans; son, David Earl Evans; daughter, Kathy Reed; parents, Archie (Dud) and Verdie Freeman;  sisters, Sallye Christian, Ola Starling, Alice Wolf ; brother, Archie (Sonny Boy) Freeman, Jr.

Funeral services for Mrs. Aloise Evans will be held Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Condolences for Mrs. Evans may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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DIANA CANTU

July 12, 2012

Mrs. Diana Cantu, age 47, of Grapeland, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at her residence.  She was born April 14, 1965 in Houston, Texas and  was a resident of Houston County most of her lifetime.  Diana had worked as a secretary for the District Attorney’s office and was a member of the Felder’s Chapel Church.  Survivors include husband, Jose Manual  (Herb) Cantu of Grapeland; children, Jose Daniel Cantu and wife, Jamie Leah of League City, Mary Elizabeth Graham of Grapeland, Crystal Lorraine Cantu of Webster, Charles Douglas Graham of Holloman Air Force Base; mother, Marcella Ernestine Ackley of Kennard; sisters and brothers, Linda Kelly and husband, John of Buffalo, Kenneth Ackley and wife, Debra of Corsicana, Susan Mitchell and husband, Carl of Crockett, Beth Rains of Kennard, David Ackley and wife, Andy of Kennard, Charles Ackley, Jr. and wife, Ramona of Grapeland; also brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of the Cantu and Garcia Family; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives including, Fred, Ethel and Lucy.

Funeral services for Mrs. Diana Cantu will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Randy Shipman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Condolences for Diana may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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WINNIE KING

July 12, 2012

Mrs. Winnie King, age 77, of Porter Springs, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler.  She was born September 1, 1934 in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas and had lived in Porter Springs since 1984.  Mrs. King was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, gardening and needle work.

Survivors include daughters, Denise King Shield and husband, James of Porter Springs,  Susan King Steel and husband, Bryan of Crockett,  Margaret Beth Bruen and husband, Mark of Kansas; grandchildren, Scott King Bailey and wife, Lisa of Huntsville, Tonja Kay Roland and husband, Kendall of Sachse, Kristi Lynn Gibson and husband, Billy of Crockett,  Jaime Lyn Rodriquez and husband, Ray of Willis, Shannon Carter and husband, Casey of Kansas, Ashley Bruen of Kansas; great-grandchildren, Vanessa Weide, Kaylee Roland, McKenna Roland, Abby Roland, Traci Cole and husband, Damien, Andrew Gibson, Joshua Gibson, R. J. Rodriquez, Monica Rodriquez, Roland Rodriquez, Caleb Carter, Rachel Carter, Nika Carter and Mya Carter; great-great-granddaughters, Brandi Weide and Aliyah Cole; sister, Rosie Farrington of Nassau, Bahamas; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, James Elroy King; parents, Andrew and Minnie Collins; and several brothers and sisters.

Memorial services for Mrs. Winnie King will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvest Church with Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating.  Condolences for Mrs. King may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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TIMOTHY CARL RAINS

July 10, 2012

Timothy Carl Rains, age 51, of Kennard, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center Specialty Hospital in Tyler.  He was born September 26, 1960 in Trinity, Texas and had lived in Houston County all of his lifetime.  Tim had worked in the construction business.

Survivors include wife, Beth Rains of Kennard; daughter, Amanda Rains of Conroe; son, Josh Rains;  daughter, Krystal Frost and husband, Melvin of Diboll; sisters, Betty Walger of Crockett, Shirley Smoldas and husband, Frank of Crockett; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda Kelly and husband, John of Buffalo, Kenneth Ackley and wife, Debra of Corsicana, Susan Mitchell and husband, Carl of Crockett, Diana Cantu and husband, Herb of Grapeland, David Ackley and wife, Andy of Kennard, Charles Ackley, Jr. and wife, Ramona of Grapeland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by son, Joe Rains; parents, Carl “Apple” and Erselle Rains; niece, Briann Sanders; nephew, Trevor Sanders and sister-in-law, Connie Ackley.

Graveside funeral services for Timothy Carl Rains will be held Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. David Bolch officiating.  Interment will follow.  Family will receive friends Friday beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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VERZONA MUSICK GOOLSBY DIAL

July 8, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Verzona Musick Goolsby Dial will be held Monday, July 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Grapeland with Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating.  Interment will follow in the Milligan Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church C4C Ministry, Grapeland, Texas.

Mrs. Verzona Musick Goolsby Dial, age 82, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012 at East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  She was born April 8, 1930 in New Prospect Community, Houston County, Texas and had lived in Houston County all of her lifetime.  Mrs. Dial was the owner and operator of Motor Fuels and Supply Co./Hilltop Kitchen in Crockett and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include son, Ronnie Goolsby and wife, Laura of Crockett; daughter, Peggy Reeves and husband, Bob of Latexo; grandchildren, Lisa Allbright and husband, Billy of Crockett, Bill Douglas of Latexo, Kelli Hackler and husband, Cole of Latexo, Traci Bain and husband, Brandon of Katy, Collin Reeves and fiancé, Morgan Palms of Baytown; great-grandchildren, Trent Hughes and wife, Jessi of Dover, Delaware, James Tory Hughes and fiancé, Rebecca Zarbaugh of Crockett, Caroline and Cade Hackler of Latexo; great-great-granddaughter, Addison Rain Hughes; sister, Carolyn Platt and husband, Bill of Crockett; sisters-in-law, Wanda Musick and Dorothy Musick; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by daughter, Sharon Lynn Goolsby; parents, James Lafayette and Lela Pearl (Baker) Musick; brothers, James Reuben Musick, Joe Henry Musick, Leonza Musick, Charles Lee Musick, Marvin Lee Musick, Medwin Derrell Musick, Edward Nelton “Red” Musick and Wilburn Elton “Nig” Musick; sisters, Eva Ruth Bunyard and Alma Leen Ellisor; sisters-in-law, Delma Bunyard Musick, Melba Bean Musick, Billie Jean McLemee Musick and brothers-in-law, Clarence Bunyard and Luther Ellisor.

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FRANK KRESTA

July 6, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Frank Kresta will be held Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett.  Family will receive friends Sunday evening beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Mr. Frank Kresta, age 84 of Crockett, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Grace Care Center in Katy, TX. Frank was born on September 18, 1927 in Moulton, TX and graduated from Shiner High School. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army in Korea. In 1949, Frank moved to Houston to work at Shell Oil Company’s Deer Park Manufacturing Complex where he worked until retiring in 1989. He married Lois Mildred Greb, originally from Crockett, TX on May 31, 1952. The couple lived in Houston for 45 years where they raised their two children. During this time, Frank was a member of Broadway Baptist Church, and active in Scouting. Frank was a lifetime member of the Houston Gun Collectors Association as well as an avid Aladdin lamp collector.  After moving to Crockett in August 1997, Frank enjoyed retirement by cruising with his family to Alaska, the Panama Canal, and the Caribbean. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett. Survivors include his sister-in-law Mabel Greb, of Crockett; daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Kirk Kendrick, of Richmond; son and daughter-in-law Ronald and Andrea Kresta, of Lonnerstadt (near Nuremberg, Germany); grandson Jerod Kendrick and wife Angela; grandchildren Vicky and Eric Kresta; and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Lois Greb Kresta; parents Vlasta and Charlie Kresta and his 10 siblings (Bessie, Ludwig, Charlie, George, Lillian, Millie, Frances, Julia, Mary, and Dolly).

Funeral Services for Mr. Frank Kresta will be held Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 801 East Goliad Ave, Crockett, TX with Brother Keeney Dickenson officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett.  Family will receive friends Sunday beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Condolences for Mr. Kresta may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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CALVIN C. OVERSTREET, JR.

July 5, 2012

Calvin Charles Overstreet, Jr., age 65, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.  He was born July 24, 1946 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime.  Calvin had worked as a mechanic.

Survivors include daughters, Darla Collins and husband, Russ of Frisco, Amber Petters of Jacksonville; granddaughter, Sophie Collins of Frisco; brother, James E. Overstreet and wife, Elizabeth of Lufkin; nieces, Lauren Overstreet and Jessica Overstreet; former wife, Gleda Brady and husband, Larry of Tyler; numerous other relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by parents, Calvin C., Sr. and Josie (Skalicky) Overstreet.

Memorial services for Calvin Charles Overstreet, Jr. were held on Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with his brother, James Overstreet officiating.Condolences for Calvin may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

WILLIAM CLARENCE BOYKIN

June 29, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. W. C. Boykin will be held Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Weches 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 Charity of Choice or Good Shepherd Fellowship Church.

Mr. W. C. Boykin, age 86, of Lovelady, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012 at his residence.  He was born February 25, 1926 in Weches and had lived all of his lifetime in the area.  Mr. Boykin was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.  He was a retired welder and a member of the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church in Crockett.

Survivors include wife, Juana Boykin of Lovelady; daughters, Jo Curry of Trinity and Terry McGoron of Trinity;  grandchildren, Jason Thompson of Riverside, Carrie Hales of Trinity, Adam Shadbolt of Trinity; great-grandchildren, Brynn Thompson of Riverside, Cole Hales of Trinity, Jaxon Hales of Trinity; step-daughters, Carol Amerson of Brownsboro, Mary Ann Davis and husband, Royce of Brownsboro; step-grandchildren, Dyan Willis and husband, Monte of Tomball, DeAnn Doyle and husband, Dwayne of Brownsboro, Ricky Davis and wife, Kim of Brownsboro, Angie Rockey and husband, Rod of Henderson; step-great-grandchildren, Monte Mark Willis of Tomball, Mitchell Willis of Tomball, Kelli Willis of Tomball, Brax Davis of Brownsboro, Bryce Taylor of Brownsboro, Taylor Davis of Brownsboro,Toby Davis of Brownsboro, JesiJo Swoboda of Henderson, Rayce Rockey of Henderson.

Funeral services for Mr. W. C. Boykin will be held Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Weches Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Saturday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Choice or Good Shepherd Fellowship Church.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

JIM WALLACE

June 28, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Jim Wallace will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. Delmer White officiating.  Family will receive friends at the cemetery before service time.

Mr. Jim Wallace, age 77, of Grapeland, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in the Palestine Regional Medical Center.  He was born September 3, 1934 in Minco, Oklahoma and had lived in Grapeland for the past 13 years.  Mr. Wallace was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was a former stock car and modified car race driver and he enjoyed watching Nascar racing.  Mr. Wallace was retired from the Newspaper Industry having worked as district manager and was a Charter Member of Grapeland Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife, Joyce Wallace of Grapeland; daughters, Jerrie Looney and husband, Carl of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sharon Banek and husband, John of Lodi, California, Vicki Rains of Elkhart, Linda Rains of Palestine; son, David Rains of Wentzville, Missouri; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Jim Wallace will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. Delmer White officiating.  Family will receive friends at the cemetery before service time.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

CHESTER DALE LEEDIKER

June 27, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Chester Dale Leediker, Jr. will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jerry House officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.Mr. Chester Dale Leediker, Jr., age 65, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at his residence.  He was born July 31, 1946 in Crockett, Texas and was a resident of Crockett all of his lifetime.  Mr. Leediker was a member of the Knights of Phythian.  He had worked as a broadcast engineer and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett.

Survivors include children, Kristi Dunbar and husband, Josh of Texarkana, Chester Dale Leediker III of Texarkana, William Kenneth Leediker and wife, Katrin of New Boston, James Leonard Lucas and wife, Stacy of Crockett, Joy Tanner of Kennard; nineteen grandchildren;  numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Julia Hill and husband, Billy of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by daughter, Kim Boothe; parents, Chester Dale and Margaret Leediker and sister, Margaret Ann Holmes.

Funeral services for Mr. Chester Dale Leediker, Jr. will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Cynthia Doran officiating.  Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Condolences for Mr. Leediker may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

Ted Luckenbill

June 27, 2012The world may recognize Ted Luckenbill as the man who assisted Wilt Chamberlain to a record-setting 100-point game, but to those lucky enough to know him, they’ll remember a kind and friendly man with the heart, determination, and spirit of a champion.

Born July 27, 1939, in Elkhart, Ind. to Gladys and Alfred “Rex” Luckenbill, Ted grew up a shy kid who loved sports, particularly football. But for a high school sophomore standing well over six-feet tall in a small town with an 85,000-capacity high school gym, he learned to master basketball.

Toughness was Ted’s trademark throughout his career and his life. A fierce competitor, Luckenbill broke the nose of an opposing high school player during a basketball game his sophomore year, which established him as a force to not only be reckoned, but avoided by his opponents. In football, he wore no pads and a leather helmet, often sending boys to the bench crying he hit them too hard. In an effort to letter in three sports, he took on cross-country racing, ditching his shoes to increase his speed, running with bleeding feet to victory.

His toughness and determination in high school basketball gave him the ability to play at the college of his choice, and he chose the University of Houston, becoming the first of his family to attend college. Under the direction of head coach Guy Lewis, Luckenbill and Gary Phillips were starters and co-captains on the Cougar squad their senior year, making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Later that same year, Luckenbill received a surprising letter that changed his life, stating the Philadelphia Warriors selected him during the second round of the NBA draft. The letter included an $8,000 contract, sending Luckenbill packing for Pennsylvania.

In Philadelphia, Luckenbill played alongside the great Wilt Chamberlain, and the two became close friends. During his first year in the NBA, the team went to the playoffs, and Luckenbill received $12,000 for the extended season. Prior to his second year, the team was sold and relocated to San Francisco, taking the name Golden State Warriors. Regardless of the team’s name or location, Luckenbill’s winning spirit remained. He recalled fondly to his friends and family, stories of playing against the legendary Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics, pushing him into the bleachers in an effort to prevent him from scoring. He laughed, telling how Russell returned with a fist. Unwilling to take a hit, Luckenbill threw the first punch, sending Russell to the floor and getting himself escorted out of Boston Garden with a coat over his head and a police escort to the plane. Luckenbill said when he returned to Boston for the next road game, Celtic fans pelted him with eggs during warm-ups, much to the chagrin and humor of his teammates.

On March 2, 1962, the Warriors took on the New York Knicks at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Penn. In a game still today considered one of the greatest in basketball history, Chamberlain became the only NBA individual player to score 100 points in a single game, leading the Warriors to a 169-147 victory. It’s a record he couldn’t have reached without assists from his friend and teammate Ted Luckenbill.

Luckenbill said Chamberlain was scoring so many points that night, the team wanted to see just how many points he could score. Luckenbill passed Chamberlain the last two shots of the evening, staking his own claim in sports history, assisting the man whose record remains 50 years later.

Throughout his life, Luckenbill remained a fighter, battling cancer with a winning spirit to the bitter end. A warm, friendly and fun-loving man, he was always available to help, whether it using his 6-foot, 6-inch frame to reach tall shelves, driving Annie and Will to golf tournaments, or working in the shop teaching Sonny and Steven about woodworking. The world lost a champion and a friend on Sunday, June 24, 2012, when he passed away in Dallas surrounded by family and special friends Tim and Lynne Olk.

Survivors include his wife Louise Fowler of Crockett, Tex.; step- daughters Joyce Schilli of Crockett, Tex., Laura Holcomb and husband Joseph of Crockett, Tex.; grandchildren Ann Holcomb, William “Will” Holcomb, Thomas “Sonny” Barclay and Steven Barclay of Crockett, Tex.; son Michael Luckenbill of Sugarland, Tex.; and granddaughters Alexis, Aubrey and Victoria Luckenbill of Sugarland, Tex; special family members Joyce Fowler of The Woodlands, Tex., Cecilia Fowler of The Woodlands, Tex., George “Potter” Fowler of Dallas, Tex., Jordan Knox and husband, Brad of Crockett, Tex., Nelson Fowler of The Woodlands, Tex., Adrienne Fowler of Marblehead, Mass., and Cordell Knox of Crockett, Tex.

A private memorial service for family and close friends will be announced at a later date, and the family requests privacy at this time. In lieu of flowers and other condolence items, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society and the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P O Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835.

 

EVA FREEMAN

June 23, 2012

Mrs. Eva Freeman, age 96, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 in the Community Care Center in Crockett.  She was born January 30, 1916 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in the area all of her lifetime.  Mrs. Freeman was a housewife and a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.  She enjoyed reading the Bible.

Survivors include children, Bobby Freeman of Crockett, Polly Beard and husband, Roy of Crockett; daughter-in-law, Sharon Freeman of Lovelady; step-son, Charles Ray Freeman and wife, Kathleen of Crockett; grandchildren, Danny Beard and wife, Tanna of Crockett, Dana Diehl and husband, Louis of Grapeland, Wesley Freeman and wife, Melissa of Round Rock, Travis Freeman and wife, Melissa of Montgomery, Susan Warrick and husband, Mike of Eddy, Lacy Freeman and wife, Andrea of Buffalo, Doug Freeman and wife, Tammy of Mt. Belvieu; step-grandchildren, Joe Freeman and wife, Mel of Baytown, Rick Freeman and wife, Kathy of Lovelady, Lisa Freeman of Lovelady; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by husband, Clyde Freeman; husband, Leonard Freeman; son, Billy Roy Freeman; brothers and sisters, Roy Driskell, Beulah Durden, Lela Freeman, James Driskell and step-grandson, Chuck Freeman.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Freeman were held Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Terry Gibson officiating.  Interment followed in the Center Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shady Grove Baptist Church or the Center Hill Cemetery Association.  Condolences for Mrs. Freeman may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.comCALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

DOUGLAS ALLEN TOMLIN

June 19, 2012

Mr. Douglas Allan Tomlin, age 67, of Crockett, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 in Crockett.  Mr. Tomlin was born January 27, 1945 in Huntsville and had been living in Crockett for the past 6 years.  He had owned and operated a restaurant, deli and convenience store in Maryland.

Survivors include wife, Carolyn Taylor Tomlin of Crockett; daughters, Tawnya Tomlin of Kerrville, Christy Jones and husband, Michael of Kerrville; grandchildren, Carson, Lauren and Luke; brother, Robert Wayne Tomlin of Kerrville; sisters, Nelcene Davis and husband, Kenith of Conroe, Carolyn Gibson and husband, Jim of Conroe; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Nelson and Betty Faye Tomlin.  Condolences for Mr. Tomlin may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

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LANCE OLIVER

June 16, 2012

Lance Charles Oliver, age 43, of New Braunfels, previously of Houston County, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 in Florida.  He was born July 24, 1968 in Arlington, Texas and had been living in New Braunfels.  Lance was a 1986 graduate of Crockett High School and was a graduate of the College of Oceaneering in Long Beach, California.  He was a lifetime body builder since the age of 14 and had owned and operated the Super Gym in Nacogdoches.  Lance was a commercial diver for most of his lifetime and was a member of the Church of Christ.  He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.  His son Max was the love of his life.

Survivors include wife, Jana Branley of New Braunfels; son, Max Oliver of New Braunfels; step-son, Justin Peck of New Braunfels; parents, Chuck and Gwin Oliver of China Spring; brother, Zane Oliver and wife, Kathi of Crockett; beloved nieces, Ashley Ledlow and husband, Adam of Waco, Shelby Oliver of Crockett, Colbi Oliver of Crockett, Brooke Bridges of Crockett; aunts and uncles, James Gullion and wife, Helen of Chandler, Pat Butler of Alabama, Jeanette Bird of Lancaster, John Oliver and wife, Brenda of Waxahachie, Steve Oliver and wife, Cindy of Waxahachie; numerous other relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by uncle, Truman M. Smith; grandparents, Robert and Goldie Gullion and grandparents, Norman Oliver and Opal Jenkins.

Funeral services for Lance Charles Oliver will be held Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with his cousins Marc Smith and Shawn Smith officiating.  Graveside services will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the Henry Cemetery in Gallatin.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Condolences for Lance may be left at online obituaries http://www.callawayallee.com/.

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

 

JOYCE HUGHES

June 16, 2012

Mrs. Joyce Hughes, age 70, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 at her residence.  She was born November 27, 1941 in the Jones School House Community and was a lifetime resident of Crockett. Mrs. Hughes was a housewife and a member of the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church.  She was a strong supporter of the Latexo Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include children, Billy Hughes of Crockett, Irene “Sissy” Hughes Thomas and husband, Lonnie of Waco, David Hughes of Teague,  Kenny Hughes and wife, Crystal of Latexo;  grandchildren, Niki Lehmann and husband, Josh of Waco, Kenny Hughes and Brittney of Crockett, Heath Hughes of Latexo, Ben Willis of Latexo; great-grandchildren, Destinie Thomas of Waco, Dakota Lehmann of Waco, Heaven Lehmann of Waco; brother and sister, Ken Marsh and wife, Judy of Grapeland, Gwen Arnold of Diboll; sister-in-law, Letha Marsh of Crockett; special great-nephew, Christopher Sikes “Whistle Britches”; special sons, George Mathena, Paul and Beth Blaylock;  special family, Lonnie and Bobbie Ellis and their daughters,  Linda; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Gerald Hughes; parents, E. E. and Bertha Marsh and brother, James Marsh.

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Hughes will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church with Bro. Rocky Hoch and Bro. Gene Kellum officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church in Crockett.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Truly God’s Country Cowboy Church.  Condolences for Mrs. Hughes may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

Callaway-Allee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

CYNTHIA ANNE MITCHELL

June 12, 2012

Mrs. Cynthia Anne Mitchell, age 67, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at her residence.  She was born November 5, 1944 in Crockett, Texas and was a resident of Crockett all of her lifetime.  Mrs. Mitchell loved animals and woodcrafts.  She was a supporter of the Humane Society.  Mrs. Mitchell had worked at all the nursing homes in Crockett transporting residents to and from doctors and had also worked as an activity director.

Survivors include husband, Kenneth Mitchell of Crockett; sons, Steven Mitchell and wife, Lori of Crockett, James Mitchell and wife, Krystal of Elkhart; grandchildren, Kayla Mitchell of Crockett, Kendell Mitchell of Crockett; great-grandson, Isaac; sisters, Brenda Lewis of Athens, Kathryn Stewart of Houston County Lake; brother, Eugene May of Oceanside, California; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Leonard Eugene May, Sr. and Mary Katherine May; sister, Frances McManus and brother-in-law, Jonny Paul Stewart.

Memorial services for Mrs. Cynthia Anne Mitchell will be held Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Family will receive friends Thursday beginning at 9:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin, 116 South Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904.  Condolences for Mrs. Mitchell may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.
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MARIE SANDERS

June 11, 2012

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Laura Marie Mitchell Sanders will be held at the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Family will receive friends for visitation at the cemetery beginning at 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Laura Marie Mitchell Sanders, age 86, formerly of Crockett went to meet her Lord and Savior on June 11, 2012. Mrs. Laura Marie Mitchell Sanders was born December 24, 1925 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was the youngest of three daughters born to the late Robert and Laura Mitchell. Marie moved from Missouri to the East Texas area at a very young age and attended the Kennard schools. She married the love of her life, Alton Sanders, in 1944 and served with him in the Lord’s ministry. Together they ministered in numerous churches in the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas for over 30 years. After retirement, they returned to East Texas and resided in Crockett for 23 years. Marie was a talented homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by husband of 63 years, Alton Sanders; parents, Robert and Laura Mitchell; sisters, Elzie Johnson and Thurmal McCormick. She is survived by son, Allan Sanders of Lewisville; daughter, Patricia Salmon and husband, Bill of Prosper; grandchildren, Teri Beavers and husband, Bill of Prosper; Rebekah Lee and husband, Ike of Buffalo, NY; Laura Williams and husband, Trenton of Frisco; David Sanders of Houston; great-grandchildren, Asher and Sofia Lee of Buffalo, NY; Rachel, Emily and William Beavers of Prosper; Landon and Lucas Williams of Frisco; numerous nieces, nephews and family also survive.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Laura Marie Mitchell Sanders will be held at the Trinity Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Family will receive friends for visitation at the cemetery beginning at 1:30 p.m.

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GERALD WAYNE HERRING

June 11, 2012

Mr. Gerald Wayne Herring, age 69, of Grapeland, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 at his residence.  He was born February 16, 1943 in Ponta, Cherokee County, Texas.  Mr. Herring had owned and operated the Grapeland Safari and was a member of the Ponta Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife, Nona Herring of Grapeland;  sons, Craig Herring of Dripping Springs, Tracey Herring and wife, Edith of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Laurel, Colt, Chelsea and Ashley;  great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Landon; sisters: JoAnn Herring of Rusk, Shalah Brown and husband, Rickey of New Summerfield; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Gerald Wayne Herring will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the Latexo Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Bush officiating.  Condolences for Mr. Herring may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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BETTY LOUISE BERRY

June 7, 2012

Mrs. Betty Louise Berry, age 67, of Ratcliff, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at her residence.  She was born February 28, 1945 in Lufkin, Texas and lived in Ratcliff since 1987.  Mrs. Berry was a housewife and a member of the Harbor Light Church in Lufkin.

Survivors include husband, Jimmie C. Berry of Ratcliff; daughter, Robbie Billingsley and husband, John of Kennard; son, Jimmie M. Berry and wife, Tilytha of Ratcliff; grandchildren, Heather Snowden of Pollok, Riley Billingsley of Kennard, Jada Billingsley of Kennard, Tiffany Brown of Lufkin; great-grandchildren, Jay, Hunter and Dalton; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents. B. L. and Viola Williams; brothers, Robert and Johnny Mack and sister, Sally Jo.

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Louise Berry will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. D. R. McNaughton officiating.  Interment will follow in the Conner Cemetery.  Condolences for Mrs. Berry may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

 

JON DALE BOWEN

June 5, 2012

Jon D. Bowen, age 59, of Houston County Lake, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at his residence.  He was born April 8, 1953 in Houston, Texas where he grew up and spent most of his adult life at Houston County Lake.  Jon was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in Germany during the Vietnam War and received Soldier of the Month Award.  He worked in the construction business.  Jon loved his family, loved to fish and he caught some big ones.

Survivors include sister, Jo Ellen McMurrough and husband, Larry of Crosby; brother, David Bowen and wife, Judy of Austin; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives.  Preceded in death by parents, Joe R.  and Delores (Bailey) Bowen.

Graveside funeral services for Jon D. Bowen will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sterling-White Cemetery in Highlands.  Interment will follow.  Condolences for Jon may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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CAROLYN ANN NOLEN SARGENT

June 3, 2012

Mrs. Carolyn Ann Nolen Sargent, age 77, of Crockett,  passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at her residence.  Mrs. Sargent was born January 25, 1935 in Fort Worth, Texas to T. V. Nolen and Lillian Nolen.  The family moved to Houston where Carolyn grew up.  After graduating from Reagan High School, she held down various positions at the Weingarten chain, First National Bank of Houston and restaurant management.

Carolyn enjoyed shopping and buying gifts for her children and grandchildren.  She also enjoyed vacationing and traveling to Colorado where she spent many days in her summer home in the mountains.  While in Colorado, she joined the “Red Hat Society” club and participated in many events and as a result, his established long lasting friends.

Upon retirement, she relocated to Crockett, Texas and became a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  She attended services regularly until significant health issues arose.  Carolyn especially enjoyed church on the fifth Sunday of the month when the pastor would let the congregation request their favorite hymns.  She made many friends in retirement and later joined a bridge club and enjoyed entertaining and visiting with the bridge club member.  Card playing was her favorite game.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Sargent of Crockett, sons, Gene Sargent Jr. of Conroe and Matthew Sargent of Crockett and daughter, Karen Sargent Baker of Houston; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Ann Nolen Sargent will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jim Tom Ainsworth officiating.  Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery.  Condolences for Mrs. Sargent may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m.

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JOE ED BARTEE

June 3, 2012

Joe Ed Bartee, age 59, of Pearsons Chapel, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012 in the Whitehall Nursing Center.  Joe was born June 26, 1952 in Galena Park and moved to Pearsons Chapel in 1999.  He was previously employed by the City of Galena Park.  Joe loved horse racing.  Survivors include his mother, Addie Bell Bartee of Pearsons Chapel; sisters, Wanda Wooten and husband, Travis of Brazoria and Carolyn Umfrid and husband, Billy of Houston; nieces and nephews, Bryan Tom Linson and wife, Cheryl, Tracy Hagler, Wade Wooten, Teresa Herren and husband, Russell and Larry Umfrid; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives.  Joe was preceded in death by his father, Willie Joe Bartee in 2007 and nephew, Duane Carter.

Graveside funeral services for Joe Bartee will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Creek Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Monday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences for Joe may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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ELVORA ALLEN

June 1, 2012

Mrs. Elvora Hare Allen, age 97, of Lovelady, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012 at her residence.  She was born January 19, 1915 in Trinity County, Texas and was a resident of Lovelady for most of her lifetime.  Mrs. Allen was a member of the T. S. T. A. and the Lovelady First Baptist Church.  She was a retired librarian and teacher.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Cecil and LaRetta Allen of Houston; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Walter Flippo of Conroe, Mollie and Jack Gardner of Nacogdoches, Cheryl and Arvel Rotan of Waco; special family friend, Mary Allen of Lovelady; son-in-law, Lonnie McCown of Alaska; grandchildren, Pat Allen and wife, Lisa of Lovelady, Paula Pierce and husband, Steve of Lovelady, Craig Birch and wife, Alisha of Fort Worth, Michelle Peterman and husband, James of Longview, Sonny Flippo and wife, Mary Holly of Willis, Carol Dalton of Nacogdoches, Richard Gardner and wife, Julie of Nacogdoches, Pam Cummings and husband, Ralph of La Mesa, Dean Rotan and wife, Becky of Plano, Melissa Granberry and husband, Zach of Houston; twenty-three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; Special caregivers, Peggy, Tonia, Rita, Mary Martin, Kate, Julie and Jane.  Preceded in death by daughter, Glenda McCown July 15, 2003.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elvora Hare Allen will be held Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lovelady First Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell Kleckley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen 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 Elvora Allen Scholarship Fund c/o Lovelady State Bank, P. O. Box 220, Lovelady, Texas 75851.   Condolences for Mrs. Allen may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com.

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