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        STEPHEN C. ADAMES, 20, a native Houstonian, died Thursday, April 20, 2006. Stephen graduated from Katy Taylor High School in 2004, and was attending Cy-Fair College. Stephen was preceded in death by his grandmother, Priscilla O'Rourke.  Friends are invited to a visitation with the family on Sunday, April 23, 2006, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer Road. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, April 24, 2006, in the Chapel of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.  More information and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

MR. DAVID WAYNE ADAMS passed away on March 19, 2006. Visitation Friday, 6-9:00PM at the funeral home. Funeral Service Saturday, 11:00 AM at the Love United Methodist Church, 11255 Eastex Freeway. Interment-Brookside Memorial Park. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/24/2006.


JOHN MICHAEL ADAMS, 13, of Houston formerly of Texas City passed away Sunday, August 10, 2003 atCypress Fairbanks Medical Center. Hewas born August 11, 1989 in Houston, Texas and a student at Cy Fair School. He was preceded indeath by his grandmother Joan Maureen Adams. Visitation for familyand friends will be Tuesday, August 12, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. atthe James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2003 atSouth Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas. James CrowderFuneral Home 401 Texas Ave. La Marque, Texas77568 409-935-2401. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/12/2003.


ROBERT JACOB ADAMS , 16, entered into eternal rest on September 26, 2003. Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 6825A Reed Rd., Houston, TX from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. on September 28, 2003 with a wake service to start at 7:30 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, September 29, 2003 at the church. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 9/28/2003.


STEPHEN W. "STEVIE" ADAMS: Born August 23, 1980 to Mary "Ann" Adams and Simpson W. "Wes" Adams. A native Houstonian until his untimely death on August 6, 2005, Just 17 days short of his 25th Birthday. So full of Love and Vibrancy. He worked as a Verizon Wireless Trainer until he joined the Lord to begin his Eternal Life. As well, He was the dedicated president of Houston Uptown Professional Singles Toast Masters Club #7814 area 22, division N, District 56. The many that crossed his path appreciated and loved his enthusiasm and zest for life. He always approached his endeavors with a positive and encouraged attitude. A Loving Son, Father, Brother, Cousin, Uncle, and Friend that will always be in the hearts of those who knew him.  Join his family in a celebration of his life. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 11, 2005 from 6:00-9:00PM at Bella Vista Missionary Baptist Church located at 803 E. 36th St. Houston, Texas 77022. Funeral Service will be held in Friday, August 12, 2005 at 11:00 AM at Bella Vista Missionary Baptist Church. Burial Service Immediately Following. www.pruittsmortuary.com. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/11/2005.


THE REV. LEE MARRINER ADAMS, Rector Emeritus of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Houston graduated into a greater life on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. while surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Paul & Judith Marriner Adams of San Antonio. Mr. Adams was born on Monday, February 28, 1927. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. He served as the rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Galena Park from 1975 until 1982 and then as the rector at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in east Houston until his retirement in 1989. He also served Episcopal churches in Goliad, Kenedy, Meranrd, Ft. McKavett, Beeville, Abilene and West Point, GA. He was a long-time member of the Lion's Club, the Rotary Club, Toastmasters, the International Seaman's Center, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, and the Mom's Diner Breakfast Club. He was awarded the Commander's Award for Public Service by the Department of the Army for dedication to the Army and to the defense and freedom of this nation. His hobbies included books and miniature soldiers. He was an active supporter of the University of Texas at Austin. Hook Em Horns! Visitation was held on Monday, April 5, 2004 at San Jacinto Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 13125 Indianapolis, Houston, Texas; (713) 451-2909. Followed by graveside services at San Jacinto Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Building Fund or the Gideon Society, P.O. Box 328, Galena Park, Texas 77547. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/6/2004.

 

MARY GUTHRIE ANDREWS, a life-long resident of Houston, was born on October 26, 1968 and died at home on June 30, 2002. Mary is survived by her loving father, Bolivar C. Andrews, and was predeceased by her mother, Janet Guthrie Andrews.  She attended St. Margaret's School in Tappahannock, Virginia and graduated from Alexander Smith Academy. She also attended Mary Baldwin College. Mary had a special and mutually loving relationship with young children, and at the time of her death was teaching pre-school children at Montessori Country Day School. Mary was deeply loved by her family and will be in their hearts forever. Following a private family graveside at Glenwood Cemetery, there will be a memorial service at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard, with The Reverend Laurens A. Hall, D.D., officiating. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Country of Houston, 18806 Roberts Road, Hockley, Texas 77447, the Janet Guthrie Andrews Presidential Scholarship in English at the University of Texas, P.O. Box 7458, Austin, Texas 78713-7458, or the charity of your choice. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/3/2002. 


ROSE MARY ANDREWS departed this life May 23, 2006. She leaves to cherish her memories: 3 children, 6 grandchildren, her mother, 15 siblings, family and friends. Wake Fri. 7-9pm. Funeral Sat. 11am. Both services will be held at Ross Mortuary. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/26/2006. 


SANDRA ANDREWS passed away June 22, 2002.  Visitation will begin at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at Forest Park Lawndale, where a graveside service will follow at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service to honor Ms. Andrews' life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at Memorial Drive Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Panda Path School Library, Spring Branch ISD, 8575 Pitner Drive, Spring Branch, Texas 77080. More info and  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/24/2002. 

  

 

 

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ROBERT ASCHEAL,  beloved husband and father went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 27, 1996.  Robert is survived by his wife Carolyn of 42 years, daughter/son-in-law, Robin and Kyle Phillips, son/daughter-in-law Michael and Michelle Ascheal, stepfather Harvey Rasmussen, grandchildren Kolt, Chelsea, Chasya, Veronica and Brittany.  Retired Houston Police Department with 28 years of service.  Services:  Monday at 2 P M at the First Baptist Church of New  Waverly.  Interment: Blackjack Cemetery.  Pallbearers:  Dan Goodrich, Ed Whitaker, Dale Van Ness, Julian Flores, Al Ogg, Mickey Donahoe, Dean Gardner, Bob Bullock.  Services under the direction of Huntsville Funeral Home.  409-295-6363

Note:  We met the Ascheal's while vacationing at South Padre Island in the 1970's and corresponded several years.  Lost touch after we moved from Houston in 1977.  We have photos taken ca 1974 in Mexico where we ate dinner.  == Betty.  Submitted by Betty Lang Walker,  Colorado County, Texas .)

 

 

NANCY AVERY, 53, passed away April 22, 2006. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of over 30 years, Ray. Visitation: Mon., April 24, 2006, 5-9pm. Funeral: Tues., April 25, 2006, 10am. Both services will be held at Brookside Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Brookside Memorial Park. In memory of Nancy, please make contributions to Muscular Dystrophy Association / ALS, Contact Anne Switzer at 713-522-3941. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


 



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CHARLES W. BAILEY, M.D. Dr. Charles William (Billy) Bailey, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and healer passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 17, 2004 in Austin surrounded by loved ones. He was born on May 29, 1917, in Aleman, Texas to Dr. Thomas Bennett and Grace Wheeler Bailey and later moved to Brownwood. Billy moved to Austin in 1932 and attended Austin High School where he played in the Austin High Band and served as drum major. During that time, Billy met Mary Love Armacost, also a drum major for the band. Billy and Mary Love married in 1939 and until the day he died, Billy thought Mary Love was the most beautiful woman in the world. Billy graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. He served his internship at Robert B. Greene Hospital in San Antonio and joined his father in medical practice in Austin in 1942. He attended the University of Texas Law School and received his J.D. in 1966, 25 years after receiving his M.D. He became a member of the Texas Bar Association and a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine. One of the "greatest generation", Billy volunteered for service in the army and served as a combat surgeon as a Captain with the 29th Division, 116th Regiment in the European Theater from 1944 to 1946. He received a Purple Heart, Combat Medical Badge and a Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars. In a Memorial Day tribute to veterans, it was said, "Imagine being a wounded soldier on the battlefield of WWII and looking up into the eyes of Billy Bailey." Billy practiced medicine in Austin until 1985 in general practice and surgery and delivered over three thousand babies. Billy was physician, friend and advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson and the Johnson family, cared for President Johnson's mother and delivered President Johnson's first two grandchildren. Billy served on the Impaired Physicians' Committees of the Texas Medical Association (1987-97) and the Travis County Medical Society (1984 to present). In addition, he served on the board of directors of the Greater Austin Council on Alcoholism and the Austin Rehabilitation Center. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and an elder of Central Christian Church. Billy was preceded in death by Dr. and Mrs. T.B. Bailey, Sr., brother T.B. Bailey, Jr. and wife Juanita, and two sisters Van Enola Chauvin and Mary Wilson Nored. Services will be held Friday, February 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe. The Bailey children wish to express their deepest gratitude to their mother Mary Love for her loving care of their father. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to send memorial contributions in Billy's name to a favorite charity which is dedicated to helping those with heart disease. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78705 (512) 452-8811. You may view memorials online at www.wcfish.com . More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/19/2004. 
  
 
DANIEL E. BAILEY born May 24, 1973 went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2005. He was a beloved son, father, and friend. A fun, vibrant and out going young man who is loved and will be missed by everyone who truly knew him. The dance floor will never be the same. Much Love. Visitation will be 6:00 PM on Friday, October 21, 2005 at Brookside Funeral Home. Services will be 12:30 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 10/20/2005 - 10/21/2005. 
 
 
GREGORY YOUNG "G.Y." BAILEY, 51, was taken from his loved ones, friends and union brothers & sisters in the line of duty on Thursday, September 15, 2005. G. Y. was born on December 12, 1953 in Burlington, North Carolina. G. Y. graduated from Western High School in 1972 and graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts in 1975.  G. Y. hired on with Southern Pacific Railroad in 1978 now Union Pacific Railroad. He was a Locomotive Engineer, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLE-T) for 13 years, Local Chairman for BLE-T Division #62 for the past 5 years, and a Primary Member of the National Safety Task Force of the BLE-T. The visitation for G. Y. Bailey will be held on Monday, September 19, 2005 6-8PM and Funeral Service on Tuesday September 20, 2005 at 11:00 AM both at Brookside Funeral Home Cypress Creek 9149 Highway 6 North Houston, Texas 77095. Entombment immediately following at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. Pallbearers are John Berthelson, Jerry Claiborne, Terry George, Rodney Gilmore, Derek Smith, and Herb Yambra, Honorary Pallbearers are, David Battle, Jim Bradford, Gil Gore, Dave Phillips, Robert "Bob" Tramuto and Jerry Veuleman. In lieu of flowers the family requests plants or donations to Lakeview Community United Church of Christ 101 Boone RD, Burlington, NC 27217 or to Kathie Bailey at Amegy Bank to benefit the Bailey Family. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 9/18/2005 - 9/20/2005. 

 
HERRING BURL "H.B." BAILEY, 66, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2003. While here on earth he was a loving husband, caring father and a much loved grandfather. Visitation for Mr. Bailey will be from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M., Monday, April 21, 2003 at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 13213 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478. A memorial service for Mr. Bailey will also be held at the church on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 4:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sugar Creek Baptist Church in memory of H.B.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/20/2003. 
 

  

FATHER DANIEL RAMSEY BARFIELD, S.J., died Saturday afternoon June 7 at the parish residence of St. Jude Church, Alamogordo, New Mexico, where he had been pastor since 1990. Though he recently had heart surgery from which he recovered, he died peacefully in his sleep. The son of D.R. Barfield, Jr. and Lou Glen Barfield, he was born in Baton Rouge in 1930, and he graduated from Catholic High in Baton Rouge. He attended LSU, 1947 - 1951 and was in the Air Force 1951 - 1953, serving in the U.S. and the Far East. He was in the Law School of Loyola University, New Orleans, before joining the Jesuits at Grand Coteau, LA., in 1957. He did his philosophy and theology studies at Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL., and St. Louis University, and was ordained a priest by Archbishop Philip M. Hannan in New Orleans in 1967. He earned an M.A. in English by studying at St. Louis University in summer sessions, 1962 - 1968 and also studied at the University of London and Oxford. In 1978 he received counseling certification in Houston, where he was teaching at Strake Jesuit College Prep. Until 1985, Father Barfield was a teacher and counselor at Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas, Jesuit High School New Orleans, and Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston. In 1985 he became pastor of Holy Family Church in Deming, NM, and in 1990 pastor of St. Jude's in Alamogordo.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Jude's Alamogordo, NM, 11am, Tuesday, June 10 by the Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop of Las Cruces, NM. On Thursday, June 12, there will be Visitation at St. Aloysius Church, Baton Rouge, LA., 9 - 10:30am, followed by a Mass at 10:30am, celebrated by Rev. John Morfin, pastor of St. John Vianney Church in Houston. Burial afterward at the Jesuit Cemetery, Grand Coteau, LA. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/11/2003.

DENNIS M. BECK, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and son, died on December 30, 2005. He was born June 19, 1945, in New York City. Dennis attended State University of New York at Oswego and South Texas College of Law. Dennis practiced law since 1976, often representing individuals and families that suffered profound loss. Many of his clients have become dear friends and highlight his legacy of empathy and loyalty to those that needed him. Dennis also enjoyed the collegiality of the legal profession and valued his partners, employees, friends, acquaintances and adversaries. Dennis was a "true believer" in the legal system for resolving disputes, and he was not shy about defending his colleagues, the judiciary, and the profession. Dennis loved golf, and he was never at a loss for a foursome. For many years, Dennis Beck's Day-After-Thanksgiving Invitational was a cherished tradition at Inwood Forest Country Club. Like his professional life, Dennis tempered the extreme competitiveness of a golf round with humor and sportsmanship. More than golf and the law, Dennis cherished his family. Dennis gave each of his family members the gift of his support, love, and enthusiasm, and leaves us all with a treasury of memories. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Hermann Memorial Hospital, Hermann Wellness Center; TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research) Hospital and the TIRR Challenge Program; especially, Dr. Richard Smalling, Dr. Phillip Orlander, Dr. Gregory Geisler, Dr. Sunil Kothari, and all the care givers who touched our lives throughout the past three and a half years. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2006, at Earthman Hunters Creek , 8303 Katy Freeway. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 5, 2006 at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 11720 Joan of Arc Drive. Rite of Committal will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dennis's name may be made to the TIRR Foundation 5100 Travis Street Houston, Texas 77002 (713) 528-0123. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 1/1/2006 - 1/2/2006.  
   
 
MARY ELLEN BECK, 66, of Spring, TX passed away peacefully June 20, 2005. She was preceded in death by husband: Buford F. Beck and grandson: Matthew Woodard. Services and entombment are 3 PM, Thursday, June 23, 2005 in the Chapel of Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home & Mausoleum. More info and  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/23/2005. 
 

ADDELLA (DEL) NANCE BERRY - 82, died peacefully at her home in Houston on March 31, 2006, with her husband holding her hand and two of her three children present. Del was born on May 19, 1923, in Los Angeles, CA as a twin to Clarence and Isabelle Nance. Del and her husband met as young people at church in Indio, California, attended Coachella Valley Union High School, and then the University of California Berkeley together. She received her BS degree in Nursing from the U.C. Nursing School in San Francisco. She was an accomplished surgical nurse and for many years was both nurse and office manager for her husband and son's Aerospace Medicine practice. She courageously accompanied her husband to visit all the continents, and has many friends throughout the world. She was most proud however, of the wonderful, and most loved family which she started, and who have surrounded her with love. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77077. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at 1:00 PM at the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, 77079, with Rev. Dr. H. Eugene Cragg and Rev. James H. McPhail, officiating. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. The family will have a private burial service following. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests memorials in Del's name be made to a charity of choice.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 4/2/2006 - 4/3/2006. 


CAROLE ANN BERRY, 66, loving wife and mother, went to be with Our Lord Friday, September 30, 2005. She was a faithful Christian and member of Deerbrook Church of Christ. A native Houstonian and graduate of Jefferson Davis High School, Class of '57. She was an Honor Society Student and Lieutenant of the Carlton Cadets. Carole sang with the Houston Acapella Chorus and Houston Horizon Chorus-Sweet Adelines. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Nelson and Lorene Hill Snowden; twin sons, Donald Allen and Ronald Allen Berry. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at Rosewood Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Deerbrook Church of Christ, 19730 Kenswick Dr. Humble, TX with Ministers Charles Collett and George Mearns officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. More info and  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 10/4/2005. 


ERIC WILLIAM BERRY, 20, of LaPorte died April 20, 2002. Services at 10:00 a.m., Wed., April 24, 2002 at Creekmont Baptist Church in La Porte with interment at San Jacinto Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tues., Apr. 23, 2002 at the funeral home. Paul U. Lee-La Porte Funeral Home 201 South 3rd Street La Porte, Texas (281) 471-0123 
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2002. 

 
JANICE J. MACKINNON BERRY, born on August 7, 1934 in Davenport, Iowa to Malcolm MacKonnon and Ethel McMahon, left us on December 25, 2001. Jan graduated from the University of Houston with Bachelor and Masters degrees in English literature, with honors. She used her seemingly unlimited knowledge at several businesses, including Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago; the St. Louis Dispatch; Kansas City Star; a newspaper in the Phillipines; Link Flight Simulations; San Jacinto College; and contributed to the Houston Chronicle. She touched hundred of lives around the world and will always be remembered as a caring and loving person, mother and wife. Jan always gave her love freely, asking for nothing in return. She impressed all with her poise, intellect and quick wit. A voracious reader, she seemed to know all subjects from literature to history to art to music to world events to finance to gardening to home design and maintenance, but most of all to people. She touched us all with her love. She was preceded in death by her father, Malcolm MacKinnon; mother Ethel McMahon; maternal grandparents, Ella and William Clausen; paternal grandmother, Myra MacKinnon; aunts, Roma Godden and Evelyn Merchie; uncle William Clausen; and husband Floyd Claunch. The family will receive friends at Jack Rowe Funeral Home 1625 East Main, League City on Friday, December 28, 2001 from 9am-10am after which a memorial service will be held at 10am in the chapel of Jack Rowe Funeral Home. The world had lost a great person.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/27/2001. 


JOHN M. BERRY, devoted father of Andrea and Janine, beloved husband of Frances Panchok for 28 years, died at home peacefully and lucidly until the end. He rejoins his parents, Edward and Bridget, brother, Ed, and sister, Mary Rita. Born in Pittsburgh in 1929, educated in Catholic schools, former member of the Society of the Divine Word and ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1957. Served as a missionary in Europe and the Philippines, 1957-1968, was Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at San Carlos University, Cebu City, Philippines, and former faculty member of Xavier University of Louisiana. Alumnus of the Gregorian University, Rome, and The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Laicized in 1973. At the time of his death, he was Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston Downtown. His students crowded his office. Friends absorbed his wisdom and listened to his stories. He taught us that life is connectedness, that we are our relationships. He lives on in us as he taught us. Our deepest thanks to all the friends who took care of John and his family over the last year. A special thanks to Eula Hall, who nursed him for the last five months, enabling him to stay at home. Thank you again to the doctors, nurses and staff at M.D. Anderson. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. on Sunday, July 28, 2002 and from 6 P.M. until 9 P.M. on Monday, July 29, 2002 at Settegast-Kopf, 3320 Kirby Drive, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 P.M. on Monday in the Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer. Services and interment will follow later in Brooklyn, New York. Former students of Professor Berry are invited to contact the family to participate in the writing of a book of his works (e-mail: jbfpapbjpb@aol.com).  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 7/28/2002 - 7/29/2002. 

 
LESILE M. BERRY SR. passed away Thursday, March 30, 2006. He was born in Fodice, Texas August 6, 1910. Preceding him in death was his wife Sabra D. Berry. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Emanuel Funeral Home 906 N. 6th St. Crockett, Texas. Funeral Service to be held at 12:00PM Thursday, April 6, 2006 at White Rock United Methodist Church in Lovelady, Texas, with Dr. Lewis L. Jackson Sr. officiating Interment will follow at Fodice Cemetery. Emanuel Funeral Home 906 N. 6th Street Crockeft, Texas 75835 936-544-2863. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/5/2006. 
  
 
WILLIAM BARTON BERRY M.D., age 68, died tragically in a traffic accident on Wednesday, November 19, 2003. Dr. Berry trained and was a Chief Resident under Dr. DeBakey. He also started two heart programs, one in Chattanooga, Tenn. and the second in Pasadena, TX at Columbia Bay Shore Hospital. Most recently he started the Greater Houston Vein Clinic. He was a gifted Pianist as a youth and placed 2nd in a regional competition behind VanCliburn. He is preceded in death by his father, Philip Berry. Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 21, 2003 at 2:00 PM in the Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery. Rabbi David Rosen, Rabbi Brian Strauss and Cantor David Propis officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 11/21/2003. 


NANNIE BLANTON, born July 26, 1915, passed away March 3, 2005. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2005, from 6:00 - 9:00p.m. held @ Emmanuel COGIC - 8813 Lockwood. Funeral Service- Thursday, March 10, 2005 @ 11:00a.m. held @ Duncan Memorial COGIC- 2222 Lockwood. Interment- Longstreet Cemetery (Richards, Texas). Www.legacy.com. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/9/2005.

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Bob Brister, 77, died June 14, 2005, at his Houston home.

<>He was an outdoors editor for the Houston Chronicle from 1954 until his retirement in 1993. He also worked at the Tyler Courier Telegraph and Marshall News Messenger and was a shooting editor for Field & Stream from 1971-85. Reprinted from The Texas Press Messenger.


Marlow, OK native (Jessie) MAURINE JONES BOYD a consummate certified medical transcriptionist for over 30 yrs. at St. Luke Episcopal, Jeff Davis, Hermann, Bellaire General, and other area Houston hospitals crossed from this life in Marlow, Okla. at the age of 90. Services are scheduled for Monday, April 24, 2006 at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home. (callawaysmithcobb.net). Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


LOIS BRECHT, 93, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2006. She was preceded in death by her sister, Madge Madsen, and brother, Delwin Doyle. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, April 24, 2006 in Woodlawn Funeral Home with interment to follow in Woodlawn Garden of Memories. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


NELDA BUMGARDNER, 78, of Houston, formerly of Carthage, died on April 19, 2006 at Christus St. Joseph Hospital in Houston. She was born December 6, 1927 in Howe, Texas to Jewell A. and Pearl Smith. She attended Howe High School and University of Texas. Nelda belonged to the Texas Federation of Music Clubs and The Gulf Coast Wing Commemorative Air Force.  Funeral Service will be held at one o'clock in the afternoon on Monday, April 24, 2006 at the Settegast-Kopf Co. Funeral Directors, 3320 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77098. Visitation will begin one hour prior to Service. Interment will follow in The Houston National Cemetery.  More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


ROSALINE BURNS, a long time resident of Houston, TX and Pittsburgh, PA passed away on August 8, 2004 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 89. She was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and a friend to all. Her husband of 32 years, John, preceded her in death in 1970. Rosaline was a long time member and with her husband, one of the founding families of St. Benedicts Catholic Church in Houston, TX. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters Court Queen of Heaven # 1844. She was also very active in the senior citizens organizations of St. Benedicts and the Brentwood Baptist Church where she taught crafts and served meals. She was honored numerous times for her service to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, but her most cherished award was her certificate of appreciation presented in 2000 by Bishop Fiorenza. A visitation will be held Wednesday, August 11, 2004 from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, TX. The visitation will continue on Thursday, August 12, 2004 from 10:00 to 12:00, with a graveside service to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. 
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/10/2004. 




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BILLY GLYN CARLISLE, of Deer Park, Texas passed away on Friday, February 10. Billy was born on Feb. 11, 1954. Billy became a Teacher/Coach at Deer Park High School in 1981, where he continued as the Varsity Basketball Coach for the past 20 years. Billy was a beloved husband to his wife, Shannon, and a devoted father to his 3 sons, Wilson, Weston, and Wyndon.  Billy will always be remembered by his loving dedication to his family and the students of Deer Park High School. Visitation will be on Feb. 13 from 6-8pm at Deer Park United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at Deer Park High School on Feb. 14 at 4pm. Contributions can be made at any Wells Fargo location. Attn: Billy Carlisle's Kids College Fund. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/13/2006.


ALEX CARTER, expired June 2, 2006. Visitation, Saturday, June 10, 2006, 3 to 4 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, June 10, 2006, 4 p.m.  The Reverend Darrold Bailey, officiating. Interment: Monday, June 12, 2006 @ Houston National Cemetery.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/9/2006. 
  
 
JOHNATHAN R. CARTER, 23, of Houston, TX. passed away Sunday, October 12, 2003. Wake Fri. Oct. 17, 6-9pm. Funeral Sat. Oct. 18, 1 pm.  Interment at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made towards the children's future, call Chase Bank for info. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 10/17/2003. 

 
MARY LOUISE CARTER, 86, passed away June 17, 2006. Visitation Friday, June 23, 2006, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Services Saturday, June 24, 2006, 11:00 AM at Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3307 Bella Vista. Rev. C R. Williams Officiating. Interment - Paradise North Cemetery. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/23/2006. 
 
 
TIMOTHY TODD CARTER, age 34, of Dayton, TX., died in a Houston Hospital Friday, May 12, 2006. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home 602 North Main Street, Dayton, TX. at 2:00 P. M. with the Reverend Chuck Colegrove officiating, with burial following in the Magnolia Park Cemetery, Dayton, TX. A visitation will be held on Monday, May 15, 2006 from 5:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M. at Sterling Funeral Home. `Todd' was born on May 22, 1971 in Arlington, TX. to Louie Eugene and Elizabeth Ann Pearce Carter. He graduated from the Aldine High School in Houston, TX. in 1989 and the North Harris Community College in 2001. He was a Sales rep for the Kroll Factual Data Company. He was a member of the D. S. R. A., and the No Excuse Racing, and the Grace Church Softball team. He was a member of the Grace Church of Humble. Todd is preceded in death by his grandparents: Louie E. and Louise Carter, and John and Eva Pearce. Services under the direction of the Sterling Funeral Home 602 North Main Street, Dayton, TX 77535 936-258-2678 . More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/16/2006. 
 

ZANETTA BOONE CARTWRIGHT passed away on May 28, 2006. A native of Houston, born September 21, 1935. Daughter of Graham B. Boone, Jr. and Zanetta Wolfe Boone. She graduated from Kinkaid and attended SMU. She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother and close friend who touched many lives. She will be cherished and remembered forever. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 3, Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, TX 77469 with Rev. Frankie Rodriquez officiating. For those desiring, contributions may be made to www.houstonhospice.org or the charity of your choice.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/1/2006. 
 

JOHN M. CARVER, 56, was born in Houston on October 24th, 1946. an Army, Viet Nam Veteran, John lived in Pasadena until 1979 and later moved to Pearland to raise his family. He is preceded in death by his mother, Flora Mae Brownlee "Bawma" and his father Joseph Carver. Although an only child by birth, he had a wonderful extended family.  Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at Jeter Funeral Home, 311 North Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 17 at St. Helen's Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas with internment to follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 9/16/2003. 


TIMOTHY WADE CARVER, 37, of Pearland, TX passed away June 29, 2005. The visitation will be held Friday, July 1, 2005 from 6-9 in the evening at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood, TX. The Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Helen's Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, TX with The Rev. Wayne Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/1/2005.


DIANA LEE CHAPMAN of Sugar Land Tx. born on January 22, 1942 in Columbus OH. passed away March 27, 2006.  An accomplished lyricist, Diana has many songs published, won numerous songwriting awards and was a member of BMI. Diana retired from Schlumberger in 1998 after 29 years of service. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 29 from 5:00-9:00 PM at Garmany and Carden Funeral Home, 1201 4th St. in Rosenberg Tx. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday March 30, 2006 at 10:30 AM at Garmany and Carden Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 1:30 PM at Forest Park Cemetary, 6900 Lawndale Ave. Houston TX. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Diana to Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc. 1604 Bissonnet, Houston, TX. 77005. Please note her name on your check/correspondence. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/29/2006.


ARTHUR J. CLARK, 83 of Deer Park, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2006 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer disease. Arthur was born March 3, 1923 in Beech, Arkansas to the late John and Effie Clark. Arthur worked for many years as a pipe fitter; he also had a passion for gardening. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 60 years, Willie Dean Clark; daughter, Bonny L. Shaw; and grandson, Michael Declairmont.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena. Services celebrating Arthur's life will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 3:00 PM in The Chapel of Grand View Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/13/2006. 


BIRDIE O. CLARK 89, of Galena Park, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 31, 2006. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Galena Park Friday at 10:30 a.m. with graveside services at Carlisle, Texas at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Glendale Funeral Home. Birdie was born March 22, 1917, in Polk County, Texas to Bessie Whiteside Brent and Charlie Walter Brent. Birdie is the first of five children born to this union. Birdie married Newton Clark on June 18, 1935. Newton and Birdie joined the First Baptist Church of Galena Park in 1948. For the next 25 years she served as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent in the children's department and with Newton cooked breakfast for the bus ministry for several years. She and Newton planted many of the shrubs and plants around the church. Birdie dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to garden and took great pride in her accomplishments with growing orchids. She and Newton received the beautification award from Galena Park several times throughout the years.  Birdie was preceded in death by her husband, Newton, her parents, one son, Jerry Lynn; brothers, Charlie Brent and Walter Brent and sisters Omie Sterling and Jewell King. She is survived by one brother, Harold and his wife, Olive and several nieces and nephews. The family will be at the Howard Glendale Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 1st. For those desiring, the family suggest contributions be make to the First Baptist Church of Galena Park Memorial Fund.  More info and  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/1/2006. 
 

CHARLES JOSEPH CLARK, 38, born February 10, 1964 at Methodist Hospital of Houston, died, April 2, 2002 at Methodist Hospital following a 19-month battle with Lymphoma. Charles graduated from Strake Jesuit in 1982, he attended St. Mary's University in San Antonio, and graduated from The University of Houston, U of H English London Program, and the Rice University Program in Spain. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi. Charles has been employed with Universal Weather & Aviation, since 1987, working in Flight Operations for corporate aircraft worldwide. His position allowed him to accompany "Operation Smile" to Columbia, Brazil, Morocco, and Romania. Charles was in Sydney for the 2000 Summer Olympics, coordinating and handling corporate aircraft attending that event. The family will be present to receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2002, in the Chapel of J. B. Earthman - Tanglewood Funeral Directors, 5740 San Felipe at Bering Drive. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2002, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3600 Travis St. Rite of Committal to follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. For those desiring, donations may be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of the Gulf Coast, 5005 Mitchelldale, Suite 115, Houston, TX 77092 or the Scholarship Program of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, 8900 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77036, or encouraged to donate platelets and blood to the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Bank.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 4/4/2002 - 4/5/2002.


ELLA MAE CLARK, 69, of Magnolia, passed away May 28, 2006. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday, June 1, 2006 at the Klein Funeral Home in Magnolia with Rev. Mark Klein officiating. Interment will follow at Klein Memorial Park in Magnolia. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/31/2006. 


ROBERT JOE CLARK, 84, was born in Houston, Texas on May 26, 1917, and passed away March 7, 2002. He graduated from John H. Reagan High School in 1936 and became a member of Houston's first police academy in 1939. A second generation Houston Police Officer, Joe, as his co-workers affectionately knew him, worked in radio patrol, accident investigation, homicide, robbery, juvenile, vice and narcotics. He began his police career on downtown foot patrol, attained the rank of Detective in 1943, Lieutenant in 1945, Captain in 1953 and Inspector in 1956. A no nonsense career officer with strong moral values, Joe was highly respected by the rank and file police officers and other law enforcement agents. He served the City of Houston proudly for almost 40 years, attaining the rank of "Acting" Chief of Police in 1975 and retired as Deputy Chief in 1979. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Dorothy Clark, sister, Dorothy Crawford, and brother, Terrence.  The family will receive friends at Earthmans, Hunter Creek, 8303 Katy Freeway, 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. with a vigil service at 7 P.M. Sunday, March 10, 2002. Funeral Mass, Monday, March 11, 10:00 A.M. at St. Theresa Catholic Church 6622 Haskell. Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/10/2002.


ROBERT ROY CLARK, passed away May 22, 2006 in Houston, TX. He was born September 19, 1952 in Galena Park, TX. He is preceded in death by his mother Mary Elizabeth Clark on October 31, 1993. Family will receive friends Sunday, May 28, 2006 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Forest Park Lawndale. A chapel service will be held Monday, May 29, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home in the Family Chapel with interment to follow.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/28/2006. 
 

RUMOR H. CLARK of Alvin, Texas passed away on May 26, 2006 at the age of 84 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born April 15, 1922 in Ingram, Texas, he was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 37 years of service. He enjoyed time spent on his family ranch in Mountain Home, Texas. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Schroeder Clark.  Services will be held Thursday, June 1st, 10:00 am, Oak Park Funeral Home, Alvin, Texas. Gravesite services to follow at Forest Park - Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/1/2006. 
 
 
EDWARD SPELL CLARKE,age 50, died on July 18, 2004. Ed was born on November 25, 1953, in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, where his father served in the U. S. Army. He held a business degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Houston. He began his career as a cost engineer with Parsons Engineering in Pasadena, California, where he met his beloved wife, Janet Stoutamyer, of Rosemead. Ed became an accomplished sales executive with leading-edge technology firms in the software industry. Retiring in 1998 to pursue private interests, he was also an avid surf fisherman who looked forward each year to the annual striped bass derby at Long Beach Island, New Jersey. His loving wife, his devoted family, and his wonderful friends will miss him greatly. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2004, in the chapel of The Settegast-Kopf Co. Funeral Directors, 3320 Kirby Drive. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the SPCA, the Citizens for Animal Protection or to MD Anderson Cancer Research Center for the needs of children with cancer.More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/21/2004. 


Funeral Services for A.F. "PETE" CLEVELAND, JR. , 92, of Houston, formerly of Montgomery, are set for 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Copeland Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Cleveland was born September 15, 1913 in Houston, TX and passed away May 13, 2006 in Houston, TX. He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Vera Mae Cleveland. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/16/2006. 


GEORGE CLEVELAND, born February 24, 1930, passed away May 11, 2006. Visitation will be held Friday, May 19, 2006, from 6:00 - 9:00p.m. Funeral Service- Saturday, May 20, 2006, @ 11:00a.m. Both services will be held @ New Bethel COGIC- 6911 Homestead. Interment- Paradise North Cemetery. Www.legacy.com. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/19/2006. 


REFLECTIONS ON THE LIFE OF MRS. EMMA LEE HARRIS COLE EMMA LEE HARRIS COLE was born November 22, 1922 to Mr. J. B. Harris and Mrs. Lunacy Lilly Harris in Shady Grove Gary, Texas in Panola County. She was the fourth child of fifteen (15) children. Emma entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 19, 2005. Emma Lee confessed her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at a very early age and was baptized at the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Gary, Texas. Emma served faithfully in the following churches: Mt. Corinth Baptist Church, Hempstead, Texas, Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church and the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. Emma was a member of WABC Family Group #38. She worked in several organizations at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church and attended Church regularly until she became ill and was moved to San Antonio, Texas. She attended the Public Schools of Shady Grove Gary, and graduated from New Salem High School on May 27, 1941. Emma attended Prairie View A & M University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree with a major in Home Economics. Post graduate studies were pursued at Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Texas Southern University and University of Houston, Houston, Texas. While at Prairie View A & M University, Emma met and married, on March 23, 1951, the love of her life, Dr. Robert Vernon Cole, Jr., who preceded her in death. They were blessed with three special children, a son, Joseph Cole and twin daughters, Jeannette and Annette Cole. As an Educator, Emma Cole indelibly touched and positively affected the lives of thousands of children while teaching at the following schools; Gary Elementary School, Atlanta, Georgia, Wharton, Texas and Sam Houston High School in Houston Independent School District, where she retired after thirty five (35) years of service. For four years, Emma served as County Home Demonstration Agent, Cass County in Linden, Texas. In 1979, Emma was inducted into the Top Ladies of Distinction, a national professional and humanitarian organization. She made notable contributions through her membership in the American Home Economics Association, National Education Association, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Eastern Star, National Women of Achievement, Inc., Houston Retired Teacher Association, and the Prairie View A & M University National Alumni Association in which she was a life member.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, 3826 Wheeler Avenue, Houston, Texas. Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, Pastor-Officiating, Rev. Dr. William Lawson, Eulogist. Interment: Houston National Cemetery. Final Arrangements Entrusted To: McCoy Harrison Funeral Home. 
More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 11/29/2005. 
 

HERBERT JEWELL COLEMAN, 77, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2006. Mr. Coleman graduated from DeKalb High School in 1946. Later, he attended South Texas School of Law where he graduated in 1957. Mr. Coleman enjoyed golfing, writing poems and short stories and cheering on the Astros. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5:00 P.M. 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Funeral Services 3:00 P.M. Monday, April 24, 2006 in the Main Chapel of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Interment to follow, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


GUY WARREN COKER, 79, a 35-year resident of Friendswood, Texas passed away April 24, 2006. He was born August 24, 1926 to Alvin T. and Mary E. (Bryant) Coker in Marquez, Texas. He was a long time employee of Gulf Supply Company and a board member for 17 years. He was a long time member of Grace Episcopal Church in Alvin, Texas. Guy loved hunting and fishing. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. in the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200 with The Reverend David Price officiating. Condolences may be made online to the Coker family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at jeter@flash.net.  More info and Published in Houston Chronicle.

HELEN BLANCHE LINDSEY COMPERE, age 84, graduated on May 18, 2006. She was born on April 15, 1922 in Coushatta, Louisiana to Benjamin Dennis Lindsey and Vallie Snead Lindsey. Helen received her Registered Nurse diploma from the Warner Brown Hospital Nursing School, El Dorado, Arkansas in 1943. She worked for many years in private practice with Drs. Edward Gabet, Robert Moers, William Sutton, and Sik Choo. Helen was a member of South Main Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Benjamin Dennis Lindsey and Henry Carlton Lindsey, and her daughter who died following birth, Linda Lucille Compere.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2006 in the chapel of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer Rd. Interment will follow in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 5/20/2006 - 5/22/2006.

MARK EDWARD CORBETT, passed away in Houston, Texas on Sunday, October 2, 2005 doing one of the things he loved most, riding his bike. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 15, 1956. He was a wonderful person who had a great gift for life. He lived it to the fullest and never looked back. Mark loved to ride his bike with friends, attend sporting events, gardening and loved to cook. He was an avid animal lover, comedian and studied meditation. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. He was the owner of Hot Tops Hair salon on Montrose Blvd. for over 20 years. The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon, October 6, 2005 from two to four and in the evening from six to nine at the Bradshaw-Carter Home. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning October 7, 2005 at ten o'clock at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer Rd., Houston Texas 77098. On line tributes can be posted at www.bradshawcarter.com. More info and  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 10/5/2005. 


VON COTTON, 77 of Nacogdoches, Texas passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2003. The family will be present for visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 20, 2004 in the Chapel of J. B. Earthman-Tanglwood Funeral Directors, 5740 San Felipe at Bering Dr. For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 297153, Houston, TX 77297-0153. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 1/20/2004.

MARJORY ANNETTE CUMMINGS, 80, passed away August 23, 2002. She is preceded in death by husband Thomas E. Cummings  Marjory was an avid Bridge player. A visitation will be held Sunday, August 25, 2002 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Earthman Hunters Creek, 8303 Katy Freeway. Graveside service 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 26, 2002 at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/24/2002.


ROBERT "BOB" CUMMINS, 54, of Humble, passed away May 15, 2006. Mr. Cummins was the President of Leeland Baking Company Visitation will be from 5-9 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at the Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble. Funeral services will be held 12 Noon on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 in the Chapel with George Deese officiating. Cremation will follow. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/16/2006.


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WAYNE RANDALL DAUGHERTY born on March 6, 1945 in Waco, Texas went to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Friday, February 21, 2003 in Pasadena, Texas. He is preceded in death by his son, Kevin Daugherty; his mother, Dorothy Stevens; his father, James Randall Daugherty and his brother, Harry Joseph Stevens, III. A memorial service celebrating Mr. Daugherty's life will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 2:00pm at the San Jacinto Memorial Chapel with inurnment to follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park. Wayne Randall Daugherty will be missed by all. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/23/2003.

HELEN DAVIDSON, born January 3, 1954 in Houston, Texas passed away May 15, 2004 in Houston at the age of 50. Helen is preceded in death by her father, Milton Eckerman. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Sunday, May 16, 2004 at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral services: 3:00 P.M. Monday, May 17, 2004 at Brookside Chapel with interment following at Brookside Memorial Park. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/16/2004.


TYLER NICHOLAS DAVIDSON 1987 - 2003      Tyler N. Davidson, age 16, was officially pronounced dead the morning of June 12, 2003. Prayers and hopes for his survival had been going strong since an accident occurring the night of June 7th. Tyler was a good-hearted, wonderfully humored, kind-spirited son and friend; and is deeply loved. His family hopes that he, deservingly, will be remembered as he lived-not died.  Words have yet to be invented that express how loved and missed Tyler is by his family. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/19/2003.


CYNTHIA FORESMAN DAWSON, 51, passed away on January 4, 2006, in Sugar Land, Texas. Cindy, the daughter of David Foresman, was born in Greenville, Mississippi and grew up in Greenville and Jackson. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters in Business Administration. She was also a Certified Public Accountant. Cindy had a very successful career in financial management that spanned 20 years with two major oil companies. In late 1998, she chose to direct her full energies to her daughters. She was a Sunday school teacher, soccer coach, team mom, Destination Imagination coach, Junior Achievement instructor, Brownie leader, cookie mom, school volunteer, fundraiser, carpool driver and stayed very involved in her children's lives in numerous other ways. Cindy was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Cindy was loved by many. She made friends easily and retained those friendships throughout her life. Her battle against cancer consumed much of her last four years, yet she laughed frequently, entertained often and very much enjoyed the company of her many friends.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6 until 8 PM on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at The Settegast-Kopf Co. at Sugar Creek (Williams Trace exit). A funeral service to celebrate Cindy's life will take place at 4 PM on Friday, January 6, 2006 at Christ United Methodist Church, 3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 1/5/2006 - 1/6/2006. 
 
 
JANE DAWSON known to her family as "Mim" passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas on Friday, April 14, 2006. A native of Louisiana, Jane was a longtime resident of Beaumont, Texas. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband John F. Dawson. After she was widowed, she moved to Houston to be near her family. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at J.B. Earthman Tanglewood, 5470 San Felipe, Houston, Texas. A graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer, Houston, Texas. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/17/2006. 
 

BOB G. DYER, Gladewater - Bob G. Dyer, formerly of Houston and Stafford, died July 7, 2005 in Longview, TX. Information and arrangements with Croley Funeral Home of Gladewater.  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/9/2005.




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JOSE GUILLERMO ESPARZA August 27, 1931 April 21, 2006 He was owner of QueOnda Magazine Visitation 12-9 p.m. and Rosary Service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, and Funeral services 3 p.m. Monday, April 24, all at Klein Funeral Home-Champion Forest. Interment Klein Memorial Park on FM 2920. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

 

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RUSSELL ALAN FARMER, 22, of Houston passed away April 30, 2006. He was born April 25, 1984, to parents Don and Debbie Farmer of Houston. Russell was a 2003 graduate of C. E. King High School; he loved hunting, snow skiing, golf, spending time on the river, and being outdoors. He had an outgoing personality, he enjoyed time with his family and friends and will be missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his uncle, David Barnes.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Sterling-White Chapel Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Road, Highlands, TX., with Archie Benham officiating. Interment will follow at White Cemetery.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/3/2006. 


HAROLD DEAN FARQUHAR Age 76, passed from this life to his Heavenly reward and to join his parents and daughter, Kelly Joan Farquhar, on Saturday, May 6th. 2006. Dean was born in Clay Station, Texas on July 17, 1929, fourth of 8 children, to Alex and Rose Farquhar. He called himself "The Woodsman". His love of working with wood was inspired by time spent as a "Tree Topper" in Washington for Weyerhauser in the 1940's, where he met and married his life partner, Jeanne. He designed and built hundreds of birdhouses and other wooden treasures. Graveside service to be held Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 10 am, Forest Park, Lawndale 6900 Lawndale Houston, TX 77023 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/10/2006. 


JUNE DUNLOP FARREN died Saturday, April 22. Visitation Monday 6-8, Services Tuesday 3:00. Details to follow. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

CHARLES C. FERGUSON, 71, of Magnolia, Texas passed away April 3, 2005. He was a member of the Tomball Masonic lodge #1096 where he was a past, Master and the Golden Trowel recipient, past patron of O.E.S. #838 of Tomball and a member of the Shriners and the Scottish Rite. The family will receive friends from 5-8p.m. Wednesday April 6, 2005 at Klein Funeral Home. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Klein Funeral Home with Rev. Don White officiating. More info and  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/5/2005. 

 
RAYMOND LEE FERGUSON, JR.,49, went to be with the Lord on May 24, 2006 after suffering a massive heart attack. Raymond was born November 13, 1956 at San Jacinto Methodist hospital in Baytown, Texas. Those who knew Raymond will remember him as a genuine and generous friend, one who was always a man of honor in all his business dealings, who took life's blows in stride by relying on his strong faith in the Lord. He was generous to a fault, always willing to help others. He loved his family with all his heart, especially his children and grandchildren. They were the world to him. Attending Junior High at The Florida Air Academy in Plantation, Florida, Raymond was elected class President and Athlete of the year, and early indication of his future leadership abilities. Raymond started his own contracting company, Ray Ferguson Interests, when he was just 21 years old, experiencing all the highs and lows characteristic of the contracting industry in the 28 years he was involved. Raymond was a participating contractor in such Houston landmarks as the Jesse Jones Fountain. He was also a major contractor for the city and county parks and for school projects in many of the surrounding area school districts. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Lester Ferguson; grandmother Geraldine Dahl; aunt Sandra Benedict; granddaughter Tiffany Deann Ferguson; step-brother Brian O'Rourke. Visitation will be held at Rosewood Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2006. Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 27, 2006 at Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel, Humble. Entombment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. Raymond leaves behind many friends and an extended family whose lives are richer for having known him. He left us way too soon! In lieu of usual remembrances donations may be made to Texas Heart Institute at St. Lukes Hospital, Houston, Texas. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/26/2006. 
 

CRYSTAL ANN FOWLER, 20 of League City, TX passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2004.Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2004 from 5-8P.M. at Jack Rowe Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held 10 A.M., Thursday, September 9, 2004 at League City United Methodist Church. A private Interment will follow.  More info and  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 9/8/2004.  

 
MAE BELLE FOWLER 87, born on March 4, 1919, entered into rest to be with Our Lord on April 26, 2006. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 30, 2006 from 1-5 P.M. Earthman Resthaven 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 1, 2006 1 P.M. Berean Baptist Church 10250 North Freeway Houston, Texas 77037, with a Luncheon for Friends and Family at 11:30 A.M. at church. Entombment 2:30 P.M. at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/30/2006.  
 


LAMAR TREMAINE FRANKLIN, born May 4, 1971, expired December 24, 2002. Visitation Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, 7-9 P.M. at McCoy & Harrison Chapel, 4918 Martin Luther King. Funeral Service Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, 12 Noon at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, 6531 Beekman. The Reverend Willie R. Davis & Minister Robert Muhammad, Officiating. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 1/1/2003.  
 
 
MARVIN GERALD FRANKLIN, 69, of Highlands, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2006. He was born on June 7, 1936 to Marvin and Evie Franklin. He was a member of the Shriners for 30 years and a Mason for 35 years. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Sterling-White Chapel, Highlands, Texas. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 10:00 am at Sterling-White Chapel. Burial will follow at White Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home, Highlands, Texas 281-426-3555.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/9/2006.  
  
 
MICHAEL E. FRANKLIN Mike Franklin, age 47, died May 14 following a long and courageous battle with lung disease. He was a big man who lived large, loved fiercely, and played hard and fast. Although his life was too brief, he would remind us, "It's the quality of life, Baby". Mike was born in Austin, Texas and was raised in Houston, growing up in the Alief school system and graduating from Alief High School in 1974. He played football, but loathed running, so at an early age he discovered his lifelong love of golf. Quite the entrepreneur, Mike was a third generation restaurant owner, and opened his first eatery in a bowling alley, frequently feeding his friends and teachers for free. Thus began a lifetime passion of generosity to others and feeding "the multitude". Mike began his career in the food industry as a busboy working for his grandfather, Charlie Lung, at his La Fonda and El Charro restaurants. Later, Mike managed a Furr's cafeteria, owned Chez Orleans and Texas Charlie's restaurants, and assisted his mother in opening Cactus Jack's in Hempstead and his aunt in bringing Texas Charlie's restaurant to New York City. His love of food led him to work in the restaurant realty business and in manufacturing Mama Rizzo's marinara sauces. The oil industry became Mike's second career, He started out in the early 1980's by selling pipe at Yamin Oil Supply and launched his own Interline Tubular Corporation. With help from his friends and his own keen intellect, he learned the business of oil and gas trading, and founded Products Trading Corporation. Mike was preceded in death by his grandfather and grandmother, Charlie and Margaret Lung, and his step-grandfather, Jewel Franklin. The family would like to thank Drs. Haque and Razzack and the wonderful staff at West Houston and Memorial City ICU's, and especially the caregivers at Select Specialty Hospital for their love, prayers and support. Memorial services at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home are pending. To honor Mike's love for children, memorial contributions may be made to the Tiger Woods Foundation or the Leukemia Society. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/16/2004.  
 

NATHALENE FRANKLIN, 85, died July 21, 2005. At her request no services are to be held.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/24/2005.  
 

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Earlyne Lovett GAGE, 81, passed away May 15, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Harold James Gage Jr. Visitation will be held 6-8 PM Thursday. Funeral services will be held 10 AM Friday, May 19, 2006, at the Klein Funeral Home in Tomball with Rev. Dick Lintelman officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery. For those who desire, memorials may be directed to: MD Anderson P.O. Box 4486 Houston, TX 77210, 1-800-525-5841.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/18/2006.


JAMES JOHN (Jim) GALLAGHER, SR., 67, died February 16, 2006 in Houston. He was born in Brooklyn to John Henry, Sr. and Bertha Muriel Gallagher (nee Coy). Jim had a 20-year career with the Suffolk Co. (Long Island) Police Dept., retiring in1983 with the rank of Detective-Lieutenant. He held a BSc in Criminal Justice Administration and was a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Jim was also the founding drum-major of the Department's Emerald Society Pipe Band, and marched in the legendary New York City St. Patrick's Day parades. He was a member of the Police Superior Officers Association and the International Police Association. In retirement, Jim was a security consultant and instructor, a trainer and logistics coordinator in Disaster Services for the American Red Cross. Throughout his life he had striven to live by his motto, "to protect and to serve." Jim is preceded in death by parents and brother, John Henry, Jr. Jim was a mischievous soul, a lover of Irish folk music, an enthusiastic culinary experimentalist and an avid collector of collections. He enjoyed cowboy poetry and outdoor adventure. The family will receive visitors from 5 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2006 in the Chapel of J.B. Earthman-Tanglewood Chapel(Bering @ San Felipe) with a 7:00 p.m. Celebration of Jim's life to follow. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 20th at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to support Jim's passion for service with the Greater Houston Chapter of the American Red Cross. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/19/2006. 

 
KEVIN MICHAEL GALLAGHER quietly and peacefully left us on October 26, 2002 surrounded by the love of family and friends near and far. Born in Webster, TX on April 26, 1982 he grew up in Atascocita. Kevin attended the Oaks Elementary, AMS, Humble HS, and graduated from the Phoenix Academy in June 2001. Kevin loved Rocky, "his dog", his MR2, left-handed guitar, action films, watching TV late into the night and sleeping 'til noon. He loved blond jokes and had a mischievous sense of humor. Funeral Mass will be said at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Humble at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 29, 2002. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through the family to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 10/28/2002. 
 
 
KATHLEEN BARTLEY GENTRY, 47, resident of San Antonio, Texas, passed away April 16, 2004. She was born February 11, 1957, in Springfield, Illinois, to Joseph and Roseleen (Campana) Bartley. Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert and Richard Bartley.  Visitation will be held on Monday, April 26, 2004, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Thomason Funeral Home in Wimberley, Texas. Graveside Services will be that afternoon at 12:30 p.m. at Cranes Mill Cemetery in Startzville, Texas. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Battered Women's Shelter of San Antonio, Texas. Funeral Services by Thomason Funeral Home, Ranch Road 12 North, Wimberley, Texas. (512) 847-2226.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/24/2004. 

 
NORMA A. GENTRY, 74, died, on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 in Houston, Texas. A Memorial Service and celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2006, at Bethel Baptist Church, 25 Tidwel Rd., Houston, Texas 77022 (713-694-2381).  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/25/2006.
 

GARA GEAN GERBER, born in Houston, TX on March 21, 1973 and died April 20,2006 in her sleep. Gara graduated from Sam Rayburn H.S. and attended San Jacinto College. Known for her generous heart, artistic talents and natural beauty, she never met a stranger. She is preceded in death by her father Eugene Gerber  The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 25th from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home 13102 North Freeway. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 26th in the chapel at 3:00 P.M. with interment to follow in the cemetery. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

 

JEAN RITA GERTNER, 86, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2006; surrounded by her family and friends throughout her longtime illness, Jean's big smile was ever present and contagious. A loving, cherished wife, mother and mentor, Jean's great sense of humor always imparted a spirit of overwhelming love to first and foremost, her family and also to those around her. Known by her stage name Jean King, was a talented singer and entertainer around the Borscht Belt area in the Catskill Mountains, New York, sharing the stage with legends Ethel Merman, Buddy Hackett, as well as Lena Horne. A resident of Houston for 41 years, she was the owner of Dashiki Boutiki for 17 years. Preceded by her parents Simon and Bessie Minkoff; sisters, Ceil Minkoff and Libby Blackmam of New Jersey; brother, Charlie Minkoff of Florida. Rabbi Jack Segal will be officiating a graveside service at 12:00 noon on Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Beth Yeshurun Cemetery on 1037 N. Post Oak Lane (Post Oak & Katy Rd). Your soul has left us but your spirit will live on. You are resting now and that alone will give us comfort. We will never forget your love, humor and "smile which is your fortune". More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


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MR. DESMOND TREMAYNE HAMILTON, 17, senior @ Bellaire High died Dec. 16th. Wake service will be held tonight, 6-8 P.M at Crestmont Church of Christ, 5907 Selinsky. Funeral service, Fri., Dec. 23rd, 11:00 A.M., Pisgah Baptist Church, Farm Rd. 705, Broaddus, TX. Interment: Pisgah Cemetery. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/22/2005. 

MRS. ALBERTA HARPER, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2006. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and funeral services at 11:00 AM. Both services Wednesday, April, 12, 2006 at Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church 7701 Jutland, Interment will be at Houston Memorial Gardens. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/11/2006.


JACK HARPER, JR, (Bubba Jackie), 68, born on March 30, 1937 in Louisville, KY, departed this life on Christmas Day 2005. He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and 2 grandchildren. Over the years he was very involved in bowling, which led to his induction into the Houston Bowlers Hall of Fame. In 2004 he was elected President of the Houston Bowling Assoc. For the past 10 years he was passionately involved in Special Olympics "bowling" and loved every minute of it. He will be deeply missed by all. Visitation, Fri., 12/30 from 1-5:00 p.m. Services, Sat., 12/31 @ 11a.m. at Earthman's in Bellaire. Interment @ Forest Park Westheimer. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/29/2005.


RHIANNON DALEY HARPER-LEBLANC, Our precious little girl grew her wings and became an angel on Friday the 28th of October while taking her afternoon nap. You are forever in our hearts Rhiannon, we love you! She is the daughter of Chavaun Harper and Jason LeBlanc. Funeral Services will be conducted at twelve noon the 1st of November in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive.  More info and published in the Houston Chronicle.

 

RUFUS ANDREW HARRELL, age 62, of Houston, Texas past into glory on May 18, 2006. He was a member of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Viewing will be Thursday 9am to 11am. Funeral Services will be held Thursday May 25, 2006 at 11:00 am at Lilly Grove Baptist Church, 7034 Tierwester, Rev. Terry K. Anderson, Officiating. Interment-Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Frazier-Mitchell Funeral Home directing. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/24/2006. 


JAKE BRIAN HARRISON, the loving son of Brian T. and Connie Darden Harrison and sister Nicole Christine Harrison, died Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the age of 19. Visitation will be at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Labadieville, LA on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, from 8:30 to 11:00am. Mass and burial immediately following. Landry's Funeral Home in Thibodaux, LA is in charge of Arrangements. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/3/2006 - 4/4/2006.

KIMBERLY PATRECE HARRISON, born November 8, 1966, passed away January 14, 2006. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 20, 2006, from 6:00 - 9:00p.m. Funeral Service- Saturday, January 21, 2006, @ 11:00a.m. Both services will be held @ Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church -2428 Chew Street. Interment- Brookside Memorial Park. Www.legacy.com . Published in the Houston Chronicle on 1/20/2006.

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MR. LEWIS C. HARRISON Passed away Saturday, April 1, 2006. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday, April 8, 2006. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday April 9, 2006. Both Services will be held from The Church at Bethel Family 14442 Fonmeadow Interment will be at Paradise South Cemetery. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/7/2006.


DR. ROY EDWARD HATCH passed away Sunday, March 9, 2003 at the age of 63. Dr. Hatch was born August 24, 1939 in Lamesa, Texas to Edward and Vivian Hatch. He was a shuttle systems analyst at NASA, and a member of the Clear Lake City Church of Christ. For the past six years he was a volunteer Chaplain with Lifeline Chaplaincy. Visitations will be Wednesday, March 12, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E Medical Center Blvd., Webster, Texas. Service will be Thursday, March 13, at 2:00 p.m at the Clear Lake City Church of Christ, 938 El Dorado Blvd. Houston, Texas. Donations may be made to Lifeline Chaplaincy, 1415 Southmore, Houston, Texas 77004. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 3/11/2003 - 3/12/2003.


ASHLEY SIMONE HEGVOLD, infant daughter for Brian and Mary Ann Hegvold died April 21, 2006. Memorial service 1 p.m. Wednesday at United Church of God on Broze Road. Private family graveside. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

FRANCIS HERRERA Beloved daughter of Odelia PEREZ went to be with the Lord Jesus on April 5, 2006. We love you and miss you. The rosary is at 7pm Compean Funeral Home on Broadway, April 10.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/10/2006. 

STEVEN R. HERRERA, born March 3, 1972, passed away on June 24, 2002. Graduate of Roy Miller High School, Steven is Preceded in death by his grandparents Baltazar and Maria Herrera, aunt Juanita Guzman and uncle Ramon Ramos. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Thursday June 27th at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home with a rosary to be recited Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday June 28, 2002 at Forest Park Lawndale Chapel. Interment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Corpus Christi. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/27/2002.

EDITH HESTER born on January 7, 1926 went to be with the Lord on October 28, 2005. Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 10:00 AM at Brookside Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Brookside Memorial Park.Published in the Houston Chronicle on 10/30/2005.


PHILLIP SAMUEL HOLBROOK, 31, of Friendswood, TX passed away February 5, 2005. He was born April 2, 1973 in Pasadena, TX. He was of the Baptist faith. The visitation will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2005 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood, TX. The funeral service will be held Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Norman Fry officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/8/2005. 


BERYLE MAUREEN HOLLEY, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2006 in Webster, Texas at the age of 92. She was born on August 18, 1913 in Dryer, Texas to Thomas and Minnie Holley. Beryle was educated by the Masonic Home in Forth Worth, Texas, she retired from Union Carbide in Texas City, Texas, a horse lover, and always kind and caring to her family and friends.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 11:00 am at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, Texas 77598 with Reverend Doug Richnow officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to a charity of your choice. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/26/2006. 
 
 
WESLEY HOLLEY, 33, of Houston, TX went to be with the Lord June 5, 2005. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Houston.  The family will receive guests from 6-9 PM Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at Grand View Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at the Second Baptist Church of Houston, Hankamer Chapel, 6400 Woodway, Houston TX. Interment will follow at 2:00 PM at Grand View Memorial Park.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/7/2005. 


KENDALL ROBERT HUDSON, 35, was born on September 3, 1967, in Bellaire, Texas and passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 4, 2003 in Houston. Kendall was a 1986 graduate of Stratford High School and attended Texas Tech University. He was employed by Altech. Visitation will be Wednesday May 7, 2003 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral service 10:00 A.M. Thursday May 8, 2003 in the Chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Dr. Robert M. Newell and Dr. Randy Hatchett officiating. Interment to follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of usual remembrances the family request contributions be made to the United Network for Organ Sharing, P.O. Box 13770, Richmond, Virginia, 23225-8770. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/6/2003.


MARC A. HUDSON, 43, passed away on March 26, 2002 at Houston Memorial Hospital embraced by his loving family and friends. Marc was born on July 29, 1958.  Predeceased by his father, Ron Hudson, Mother, Eloise Hudson, and sister, Alison Hudson-Cramer, and his best friend, Akron. Marc was a firefighter and paramedic for the Village Fire Department for the past 19 years and a member and past chief of Cy-Fair VFD for the past 21 years. Memorial services will be held on Friday, March 29, 2002 at 11:00 am, Spring Branch Christian Church, 9055 Westview, Houston,Texas 77055. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Houston Firefighters Burn & Crippled Children's Fund, 1907 Freeman, Houston Texas 77007 or Canine Alternatives of Texas, Inc. at P.O. Box 690606, Houston, Texas 77269. Hudsonbug, friend to all mankind! Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/28/2002.

 
KIM MARIE CARSON HUNT, 41 of Deer Park, passed away Friday, August 27, 2004. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of La Porte. Visitation will be from 5-9 P.M. on Thursday, September 2, 2004 at Grand View Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, September 3, 2004 at First United Methodist Church La Porte 9601 Fairmont Parkway La Porte, TX 77571 with Rev. Danny Wayman officiating. Interment to follow at Grand View Memorial Park. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/31/2004. 
 

MARY THERESA HURLEY, 86, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2006 with her family at her side. As a mother and a wife, Mary was one of the most loving, kind, intellectual and dedicated women God ever created. She opened her heart and her home to at risk youths. Mary treated everyone she met as a sister, brother, son or daughter regardless of their background. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, Mary immigrated to Boston with her family as a child. She studied at Boston University and the New England Conservatory of Music becoming an accomplished pianist, singer and artist. Mary retired from the accounting profession and built a retirement home with her husband, Pete, in Pace, FL where they enjoyed many happy years together. For the past several years, Mary had been living in Tomball, TX for care and closeness to family.  Visitation will be at Klein Funeral Home, 1400 W. Main Tomball, TX 77375, 281-351-7233 from 6 to 8 pm Sunday, April 23. Graveside services will be at Houston National Cemetery, Veteran's Memorial Drive Houston at 10:30 am Monday, April 24. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

 

THOMAS WILLIAM HURST of Houston, Texas died peacefully in his home Wednesday, February 8th. 2006. He was born June 18, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa, and raised in San Diego. Tom discovered a love for scuba diving and became an instructor for Iowa State Skin Diving Schools in Des Moines. Tom logged over 2600 dives in his lifetime. He was a natural at the art of sales and was a strong asset to any team he worked with. He was a pioneer in the field of windsurfing and scuba diving equipment sales. He introduced wind surfing as a popular sport by heavily promoting it throughout the Gulf Coast. He helped produce an award winning PBS documentary "River of Innocence - the Story of the San Marcos River." He also briefly worked in the industrial valve business, and had an interest in computers which led him to the IT industry, and for the past 5 years he worked at CTREC Computer training of Houston. His loving charm, keen sense of humor, and his ability to make people comfortable is what gave Tom so many lifelong friends. A memorial service will be held at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive, 77079, Monday February 13th at 2pm, followed by visitation with the family in the Friendship Court. For those desiring to contribute, a fund has been set up to benefit his young daughters. Donations may be sent to account number: 3060401078 at Washington Mutual.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/12/2006. 

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DEMARCUS DEANDRA JACKSON, age 11, passed away June 14, 2005. He enjoyed basketball and playing in the park. The family needs your prayers and support as they look forward to seeing you during the visitation on Friday June 17, 2005 from 6-9PM. Funeral Service Saturday June 18, 2005 @ 11 AM both services are being held at Calvary Way Missionary Baptist Church @ 11601 Hirsch Rd. Rev. B. E. Lewis - Officiating. Interment-Paradise North Cemetery Final Arrangements Entrusted to: Duncan Funeral Home Inc. "Services Done Your Way" 5806 N. Wayside Dr. Houston, TX 77028 713-672-8782. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/17/2005. 


EDWARD CHARLES JACKSON, 39, passed away November 23, 2005. Member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Delta Theta Chapter. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2005, from 6:00 - 9:00p.m. @ Frazier-Mitchell Funeral Service (chapel). Funeral Service- Wednesday, November 30, 2005 @ 11:00a.m. held @ Lily Island Missionary Baptist Church (Camden, Texas). Interment- Lily Island Cemetery. Www.legacy.com. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 11/29/2005. 


LAWRENCE EDWARD JACKSON, II was born November 10, 1978 in Houston, Texas, to Lawrence and Hazeline Jackson. He was a wonderful baby, easy to spoil and love; smiled all the time and wanted to make others smile too. Lawrence was very studious and began reading at the age of three. He possessed the gift of music, becoming an accomplished pianist, flutist and saxophone player. When he was in the third grade at Lovett Elementary School, he joined the symphonic band, and his boxer, Bruno, was the unofficial mascot. During his elementary years, he took karate, swimming lessons and became an excellent swimmer. Lawrence was a very active member of Windsor Village UMC. He sang in the children's choir, was an acolyte and attended Sunday School. At the age of twelve, Lawrence confessed his life to Christ and completed Confirmation Class. Lawrence attended Johnston Middle School, a magnet school for music. Due to the family's relocation, he also attended First Colony Middle School. He continued his study of music, swimming, karate, and added tennis to his activities. Lawrence needed more activities so he joined the local Boy Scout Troop and earned numerous badges and learned many life long lessons of survival, camping techniques, archery, snorkeling, kayaking, and many other activities. Lawrence graduated from Elkins High School, where he was an active member of the marching and concert band, and acquired the command of the Spanish language. After graduation, he enrolled in Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA), where he was a proud and soulful member of the "Human Juke Box" Marching Band. Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a specialty in Marketing. Upon his return to Houston in 2000, Lawrence was employed as a sales representative by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and later as a claims adjuster for State Farm and Progressive Insurance Companies. As a testimony to his gift of caring for those less fortunate, he traveled to the state of Florida in the aftermath of the 2004 series of hurricanes to utilize his knowledge and skills to aid the people affected by the devastating storms. This act of compassion was just another example of his kind heartedness and caring spirit. When Lawrence returned from Florida in January 2005, he was employed as a licensed agent at his mother's Allstate Insurance Agency... Having developed a take charge attitude and business acumen for entrepreneurship, Lawrence approached each day energized for success. Lawrence was a God-fearing man and a well mannered individual. He always lived his life to the fullest. He knew God as the master of his faith and the captain of his soul. Lawrence spent his life enjoying his loves: family, friends, music, and his automobiles. He was a happy soul, energetic, full of passion, charisma and drive. Lawrence was his brother's keeper. He was very outgoing, never met a stranger and immediately became their friend. He challenged himself daily to succeed, to perform any task to the best of his ability, and strived to do it right the first time.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from nine-thirty to eleven in the morning on Tuesday, May 24 at Windsor Village UMC, 6000 Heatherbrook, Houston, TX 77085. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, May 24 at eleven in the morning at Windsor Village UMC. Interment will follow at Houston Memorial Garden, Pearland, TX. Eternal Rest Funeral Home 4610 S. Wayside Dr. Houston, TX 77033 713-644-1166 In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the "Lawrence Jackson Music Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 1334, Missouri City, TX 77459.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/23/2005. 


LESTER T. JACKSON III, 58, a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, went to be with his Lord on June 2, 2006.  Les was an active deacon of Second Baptist Church. He served his country as a United States Marine, and was a Purple Heart Recipient for his service in Vietnam. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening on Sunday, the 4th of June 2006 at Geo H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. Interment services will be held at half past nine o'clock in the morning on Monday, the 5th of June 2006 at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive. A Memorial Service will follow at twelve o'clock noon at Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway. For those wishing to make a permanent remembrance, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77056.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 6/3/2006 - 6/4/2006. 
  
 
MRS MERTHA DEAN JACKSON, Passed away Monday, May 29, 2006. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Both services will be Monday June 5, 2006 from Pentecostal Missionary Baptist 8310 Southview Interment will be at Houston National Cemetary. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/4/2006. 

 
NORMAN LEE JACKSON, JR., 44, loving father of four sons, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2006. He is preceded in death by his father, Norman Lee Jackson, Sr. and two sisters, Melissa and Pamela Jackson. The family would also like to acknowledge two special angels, Robert Bennett and Kenneth Harpur. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 6th in the Chapel of Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home. If you are unable to attend, you may post a tribute to Norman at www.cyfairfunerals.com.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/4/2006. 
 
 
OBBIE LEE WOODROW JACKSON, born January 26. 1928, passed away June 3, 2006. Visitation will be held Friday, June 9, 2006, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. held @ Forest Lawn Missionary Baptist Church- 5012 Weaver. Funeral Service- Saturday, June 10, 2006 @ 1:00p.m. held @ Mt. Moriah Baptist Church- (Evergreen, Texas). Www.legacy.com. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/9/2006. 


MR. OTIS JACKSON expired May 22, 2006. Visitation: Sat., May 27, 2006, 11:00 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. With Funeral Services starting at 1:00 p.m. Both Services are to be held at Harvest of Praise Exalted, 4209 Broadway, Pearland, Texas. The Reverend Taddeus Eastland, officiating. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/26/2006. 
  
  



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MRS. CLARA (COX) KEY, age 82, passed away Friday, April 14, 2006. A Memorial service will be at McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home at 3:00 PM Saturday, April 22, 2006. Interment will be Private.

 

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MONIQUE YVONNE RICHARD LANIER Monique Lanier of Beaumont, Texas died at the age of 86 Thursday, June 24, 2004. She had been living and undergoing medical treatment in Austin, Texas for the past few years. She was born in Paris, France, on September 19, 1917. In France she served in the French Resistance (FFI) during World War II. She received numerous combatant commendations, including the French Croix de Guerre, the French Resistance Medal and the Cross of the Combatant Volunteer of the Resistance, for her active participation in the resistance against the German occupation of France as well as her exemplary conduct when captured and tortured by the German Gestapo, which resulted in her near death and permanent physical impairments. She met her future husband, Elmo E. Lanier Jr., a member of the 101st Airborne Division, after the liberation of Paris. They were married, on October 22, 1945 and came back to Texas, where she became an American citizen. Any contributions, in her memory, should be made to: Memorial Gifts, The National D-Day Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, www.ddaymusemu.org,. Her body is being cremated and no formal services are planned prior to returning her ashes to her homeland where they will be scattered as was her last wish. She was a French partisan who never forgot that thousands of Americans risked and gave all their tomorrow's for France's liberation and her freedom from the tyranny of the Nazis. "Monique has gone, she went beyond the horizon into the country of the dawn". The family would like to thank the many friends, health care workers and doctors who have offered and given help and encouragement during the past four years. Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, TX 78745 512-443-1366.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/27/2004. 
  
 
WILLIAM HOWARD "BILL" LANIER, born August 23, 1932, in Palestine, Texas, passed away February 1, 2004 in Houston, Texas. Bill graduated from Palestine High School in 1950 and was inducted in the Palestine High School Football Hall of Fame in 1989. Bill served in the U. S. Navy from 1952 to 1956 on the U.S.S. Pocono, and did reserve duty until 1960. Bill graduated from North Texas State University in 1959, but in his heart was always a Longhorn. Bill worked from 1950 to 1988 for Texas & Pacific/Missouri Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad and was Man of the Year for the Rochester Railroad Association in Rochester, New York. Bill lived in Lubbock, Texas from 1972 through 2000 where he was a member and class chairman at Broadway Church of Christ, a volunteer at the South Plains Food Bank, and was active in the Lubbock Community Theater. Moving to Houston in 2000, Bill was a member of the Bammel Road Church of Christ as well as the Lanier/Miori Sunday School Class at Champion Forest Baptist Church. Bill volunteered at the Potter's Wheel and was an avid bridge player, known internationally. Above all, Bill loved his faith, his family, and his country. Visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at the Klein Funeral Home-Champion Forest. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at Champion Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Stuebner Airline Rd., Houston, Texas 77069 with Mr. Charles Herd officiating. For those who desire, memorials may be directed to: South Plains Food Bank, 4612 Locust Street, Lubbock, Texas 79404, telephone number (806) 763-3003.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/3/2004. 

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MARJORIE LENTON YOUNG LEATHERWOOD, passed peacefully and confidently, to her next life on May 16, 2006 . She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest Masters Young and Blanche Beatrice Outerbridge Young, her sisters Rachel Young and Rose Post, her brother Ernest Masters Young Jr., and her husband of 57 years, Vernon M. Leatherwood.  Margie was born in Bermuda on October 12, 1919. Her family dates back to the original English settlers of the Islands, arriving in 1620 from England. She met her husband, Vernon in Bermuda when he was working there prior to World War II. They married in Bermuda and were stationed there during the war. In 1945, Vernon brought Margie to his home in Dallas, Texas. Margie, Vernon and their three boys moved to Houston in 1958. Margie treasured her husband, her sons and their families, and her home and family in Bermuda. She was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church and enjoyed working in various church activities. She also was active in various neighborhood civic and garden club activities. Margie's warmth and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be at Forest Park Funeral Home, 6900 Lawndale on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. George's and St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4040 West Bellfort, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, followed by internment at Forest Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/18/2006.  
 
   
RACHEL ANNE LEATHERWOOD, 3 months passed away June 1, 2006. The family will receive friends 6:30 till 8:00 PM at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Services 10:00 AM Tuesday in the chapel of Houston's First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024. Interment to follow Memorial Oaks Cemetery. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/5/2006.

<>ALBERT MAURICE LEWIS, age 78 of Houston, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2006. Mr. Lewis was born in Houston, Texas on February 14, 1928. He is preceded in death by his wife, Clara Lewis. Funeral services will be conducted at Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery on Monday, June 5, 2006 at 11:00 AM. Rabbi David Rosen and Cantor David Propis officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ronald Brochstein Fund at Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd. Houston, TX 77005. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/4/2006.


CARLENE RHODES LEWIS, 51, of 615 Saddlewood, Hunter's Creek Village in Houston, passed away on Monday at M.D. Anderson Hospital. Carlene was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 28, 1954, and grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia. Carlene went to Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude and was a member of the Varsity Club. After teaching at Hodgkiss, a prestigious private secondary school in Connecticut, Carlene went to the University of Virginia where she obtained her law degree and was a member of the Raven's Society. Throughout her school years and even later, Carlene was very active in sports, including field hockey, soccer, rugby, softball, ballet, running marathons and lacrosse. Carlene moved to Houston in 1984 and began her law career at the law firm of Sewell and Riggs. In 1989, she founded the law firm of Goforth Lewis LLP with her partner Daniel Goforth. The law firm has grown through the years and is now the national law firm, Goforth Lewis Sanford LLP. Carlene was a voracious reader, and accomplished pianist. In 1988 Carlene married Greg Lewis of Houston. Greg and Carlene have two daughters, Carla (16) and Christy (15), both of whom attend Memorial High School. The constant focus of Carlene's life was Carla and Christy. She taught them in Sunday School, she coached them in soccer, she went to Houston Comets games with them, and she worked on their homework every night. Carlene spent her life encouraging the girls in their academics, athletic and social life. Watching the girls compete in athletics or academics was a huge source of joy for her. Carlene rarely took a business trip or accepted a social invitation where the girls could not come with her As a result, the girls traveled with Carlene many times to places throughout the world. In Carlene's law practice, she was dedicated to defending the rights of consumers. Carlene worked for many years on products liability defense, but in the last half of her career was involved solely in plaintiff's litigation. Carlene worked on various cases, including the Ford Explorer/Firestone tire cases, arsenic spills, oil and gas abandonment and benzene contamination. In early 2000, Carlene began litigation against the laxative industry for their promotions of laxatives to minors and people who were led to believe they would work for weight loss. Her work resulted in public disclosure by manufacturers that this was dangerous and not true. Carlene is widely known to have begun the litigation against Merck and Co., Inc., relating to the pain medication Vioxx. Carlene worked with fierce dedication toward getting this drug removed from market because of its dangers and the dangers of other similar drugs. While this was successful, the litigation relating to injuries is ongoing. Carlene had the honor of being appointed as a member of the Plaintiff's Steering Committee for the national Vioxx litigation, as well as the national litigation involving Bextra and Celebrex. It was a great joy for Carlene, professionally and personally, to work with the lawyers who were appointed with her to these committees. It is without doubt that Carlene's efforts played a large role in exposing the dangers of these products and their removal from market. Carlene was trial counsel with her friends Mark Lanier and Shelly Sanford on the first Vioxx case to go to trial in the country. That case was the first victory for Plaintiff's in this litigation and resulted in a punitive damages award against Merck for their misrepresentations in the marketing of Vioxx. Carlene has been nominated with Mark and Shelly for Trial Lawyer of the Year through the Trial Lawyer's for Public Justice national organization. Carlene is a life fellow of the Houston Bar Association, is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyer's Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyer's of America, where she gave many speeches. Carlene's medical care was provided by the staff and nurses at M. D. Anderson and Dr. Michael Bevers of St. Luke's and M.D. Anderson. Carlene was preceded in death by her father, Carl Peace Rhodes. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 9, at 3:00 pm at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston. The eulogy will be given by long time friend, pastor, and colleague, Mark Lanier. If charitable contributions are to be made, the family requests they be made in the area of ovarian cancer research. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 6/7/2006 - 6/8/2006. 


CAROL LEWIS departed this life June 7, 2006. She leaves to cherish his memories: 2 children, 2 grandchildren, her father, 6 sisters, family and friends. Visitation Sat. 9-11am. Funeral 11am. Services will be held at Pleasant Grove MBC 2801 Conti. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/16/2006. 


JAMES OTIS LEWIS, JR., beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully on June 2, 2006. He was born on July 6, 1922 in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late James Otis Lewis, Sr. and Mary Shaw Lewis. He attended high school in Fulton, Kentucky and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1947 and a MS in Geology in 1949. From 1943-1947 he fought in WWII while serving in the US Navy. After graduation in 1949, he moved to Houston and worked for Magnolia Petroleum Company and P.R. Rutherford. In 1955, he started his own consulting practice, focusing on geology of the Gulf Coast and southwest Texas. He was devoted to his profession and its associations. He was president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1989-1990), the Houston Geological Society (1968-1969), and the Society of Independent Earth Scientists (1967-1968). He held Honorary Life Memberships in these organizations, received several Distinguished Service Awards, chaired numerous conventions, and remained involved in these organizations' leadership throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his wife Gwinn McMahan Lewis and his sister Jane Haynes. He loved West Texas, traveling there often, and his weekend home in Washington County. He was an avid pilot, handball player, and carpenter. A Memorial Reception will be held at his home on Thursday evening, June 8th, at 6:00 p.m. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers. Memorials may be sent to the Friends of Big Bend National Park, the AAPG Foundation, or to the charity of your choice.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/6/2006. 


JEANINE EMINIAN LEWIS, 76, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2005. Freelance writer/editor and former reporter for the Houston Post and Brazosport Facts, her career included: Gal Friday for Bill Roberts' column and radio show; The Drug Scene series; editor of Key Magazine and the Houston Spectator; assistant editor, Texas Preview Magazine. Former Chairman of the Brazoria County Republican Party and active in the John Tower, Barry Goldwater and Ron Paul campaigns, among others. Past publicist for the Keep Brazoria County Beautiful Association and active in many other charity and civic affairs. Colonel, Stephen F. Austin High School's Scottish Brigade; past President, Delta Zeta (UT) and editor of The Lamp. Graduated University of Texas - Austin with high honors. Created Aunt Gigi's Candy House Kit. A faithful Christian and loving mother. Visitation 10:00 am Wednesday, October 5, at Santana Funeral Home, 5253 Katy Freeway, followed by graveside services at 1:00 pm, Forest Park Lawndale. Memorial donations may be made to Star of Hope, PO Box 1505, Houston, TX 77251.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 10/3/2005. 


A celebration of the life and loving memory of MR. KEVIN MARC LEWIS will be held Monday the 21st day of February. Visitation, 9 - 11 A.M., Funeral Service, 11:00 A.M., Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Houston Memorial Gardens.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/20/2005. 
 
 
 

MARGARET E. LEWIS, 76, of Spring, Texas entered into heaven's gates to be with the Lord on May 26, 2006. She was born March 20, 1930 in Kaufman, Texas and a resident of Houston for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell L. Lewis in 1986. She was a longtime faithful member of Garden Oaks Church of Christ and leaves behind a wonderful loving Christian family. She was a very special lady and will be missed by many friends and family. Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 28, 2006 1-5 P.M., Monday, May 29, 2006 5-8 P.M. Earthman Resthaven 13102 North Freeway Houston, TX 77060. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at Earthman Resthaven Chapel, with Minister John Tillman, Jr. officiating. Interment to follow Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. Pallbearers; Charles McFadden, Danny O'Mara, L.C. Webb, Willie Charles, Frank Henicke, and Thomas Shuck. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/28/2006. 


REV. MICHAEL D. LEWIS Passed away Thursday, May 18, 2006, Visitation will be from 7:00PM to 9:00 PM Friday, May 26, 2006. Funeral Services will be at 11:00am Saturday, May 27, 2006. Both Services Will be held from First Shiloh Baptist Church 4420 Lyons Ave. Interment will be at Paradise North Cemetery. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/26/2006. 


SARA LANSFORD LEWIS, a third generation Houstonian, passed away Sunday, January 26th, 2003, at the age of 80. She was born July 2, 1922 to Vernon and Velma Lansford, whom preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Bailey S. Lewis. She retired from Houston Lighting and Power Company in 1987, after 33 years in customer service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Blvd., Houston, Texas 77008. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Jones 8 and the Medical ICU of The Methodist Hospital. Friends are invited to a visitation with the family, Wednesday, January 29th, 2003 from 6 until 8 o'clock in the evening at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, Thursday, January 30th, 2003 at S.t Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Boulevard, with The Rev. Paul Fromberg officiating. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 1/29/2003. 


In memory of SEAN T. LEWIS. Visitation Sat. June 10 from 10-11am. Funeral @ 11 am at Outreach Missionary Baptist Church, 5055 Belfort Ave., Houston, TX 77033. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/9/2006. 


  
 

 

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<>SUE MALLORY passed away April 20, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Houston on September 17, 1911. An avid collector of everyday memorabilia, Sue was a member of the Lone Star Match Club and Past President of the Houston Postcard Club. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


<>ANN RODESNEY MATTHEWS, 84, born July 20, 1941, passed away May 16, 2006 after a short illness. Although she considered service to her family and community her greatest work, Ann is retired from the University of Houston where she was an Administrative Assistant in the Graduate School of Chemical Engineering. She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Joseph L. "Pete" Matthews; her daughter, Laura Raiford and granddaughter, Jennifer Raiford, and her son, Timothy N. Matthews. We will miss you, Granny. Visitation will be Friday, May 19, 2006 from 5:00 till 8:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be in the Main Chapel of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 20, 2006, The Reverend Clay Shadeck officiating. Entombment: Abbey Mausoleum, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/19/2006. 
  
 
PHYLLIS CONSFORD MATTHEWS, 52, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away June 3, 2006. Mrs. Matthews was a member of the Baptist Church, the Huffman Chapter OES, and the Uvalde Piece Makers. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Monday, June 5, 2006 at the Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble, where funeral services will be held at 2pm Tuesday, June 6, 2006 in the Chapel with Rev. Bob Reese officiating.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/5/2006. 

 
RYAN A. MATTHEWS, 18 of Tomball passed away November 18, 2005. He was a senior at Klein Oak High School  Visitation will be held from 12-8PM Tuesday at Klein Funeral Home in Tomball with services at 1PM Wednesday at the Fellowship of the Woodlands. We all truly love you and we will never forget you.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 11/20/2005 - 11/21/2005. 
 

LYDIA MATHIS, of Tomball, passed away April 21, 2006. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Monday, Klein Memorial Park, 9714 F.M. 2920. Contributions may be directed to Lighthouse Hospice or Tomball Cancer Center. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


RALPH POWELL MAYFIELD, JR., passed away at Memorial City Hospital, Houston, Texas on February 5, 2006. He was born in Coldwater, Mississippi, to Ralph and Mariglyn Mayfield. Ralph graduated from Coldwater High School in 1960. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1964, with a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. In 1969, Ralph moved to Houston, Texas to work for Brown & Root and later for MW Kellogg Engineering. His vast experience in the petro-chemical field led him all over the world. He retired from Kellogg in 1997 as a Senior Project Director. After retirement, Ralph was able to pursue his life long dream of building and driving race cars, which he did successfully from his business, RPM Autosports, Inc. in Houston. His knowledge of engine design and aerodynamics was admired throughout the racing community. Ralph was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Houston Racquet Club and Sports Car Club of America. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening on Tuesday, the 7th of February 2006 in the Library of Geo. H. Lewis and Sons, 1010 Bering Drive. Funeral services will be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Wednesday, the 8th of February 2006 in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis and Sons. Interment will follow in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Grace Presbyterian Church, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center of the charity of one's choice. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/6/2006. 


JON HARMON McCALL, 51, passed away suddenly Friday, July 12, 2002.  He was a great son, brother and uncle. We will never forget him. His wonderful sense of humor will forever live in our hearts. The family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday evening, July 17, 2002 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at J.B. Earthman-Tanglewood Funeral Directors, 5740 San Felipe at Bering Drive. A graveside service will be held on Thursday afternoon, July 18, 2002 at 2:00pm in the McCall Family section of the Sabine Pass Cemetery in Sabine Pass, Texas. More info and 
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/16/2002. 


RONALD "Ronnie" H. McCALL, 41, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2006. He was born on January 14, 1965. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald H. McCall, I. The family will be present to receive friends on Sunday, May 7, 2006 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm in the Chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Frwy. at Eldridge. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 12:30pm also in the Chapel of Memorial Oaks. A private interment will be held. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/7/2006. 


MRS. ELEANOR MCCOLLUM, wife of the legendary Leonard F. "Mc" McCollum, passed peacefully in her home in Houston, Texas, on August 12, 2002. The family will receive visitors at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, on Wednesday, August 14, 2002, from 5 to 7 o'clock in the evening. The funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock in the morning, Thursday, August 15, 2002, at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd., with The Reverend Douglas W. Richnow and The Reverend Nancy P. DeForest officiating. Pallbearers will be, Antonio Gotto M.D., Ph. D., and Michael DeBakey, M.D., (Honorary), William D. McCollum, C. Searle Whitney, Harry C. Whitney, Alexander E. Storch, Vicente Salmorin, and J. Thomas Eubank. Mrs. McCollum will be taken to her birthplace in Plymouth, Ohio, for her burial. In continuation of her philanthropic work, she wishes no flowers but gifts to ORBIS International, 2990 Richmond Avenue, Suite 304, Houston, Texas 77098, or to Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers---Concert of Arias c/o Houston Grand Opera, 510 Preston St., #500, Houston, Texas 77002.More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 8/13/2002 - 8/14/2002. 

 
ELEANOR SEARLE WHITNEY McCOLLUM led an extraordinary life of fascinating, varied experiences, and her friends ranged from heads of state to native villagers. She was an ageless, regal beauty who also introduced beauty, at every opportunity, into the lives of people from all walks of life. Eleanor was widely recognized for her philanthropic participation in musical, religious, charitable and medical fields. She will be remembered with great love, admiration and gratitude by family, friends and admirers throughout the world. They will always treasure her loving kindness, clarity, generosity and vision, and they will ever marvel at her indomitable spirit and spirituality, which enabled her achievements and inspired others to excel and exceed limitation. The daughter of George James Searle, M.D. and Bertha Fenner Searle, Eleanor was born in Plymouth, Ohio. From early childhood, she exhibited promise as a performer. After studies at Florida Southern College she moved to New York City to take voice lessons and became an opera singer. There she met and married her first husband, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, scion of two notable American families. They had one son, her beloved Cornelius Searle Whitney. While living in New York and later in wartime Washington, D.C., she was involved in numerous cultural and charitable activities. She also was known as a leader of style and fashion, regularly appearing in the society pages. In 1946, she was featured on the cover of Life Magazine, driving her "four-in-hand" coach and horses on her Long Island estate. Several years later, Eleanor resumed her singing career and also traveled the world, performing for the Billy Graham Ministries. She became a successful concert and oratorio soloist, speaking and singing in over 8,000 churches of all denominations as well as for civic, cultural and political organizations worldwide. She performed as a soloist with the United States Air Force Band and also spoke and sang at Presidential, gubernatorial and mayoral prayer breakfasts throughout the country. In 1971 her autobiography, Invitation to Joy, was published by Harper and Row. Her second husband was the legendary Houston oilman, cattle breeder, banker and philanthropist, Leonard F. "Mc" McCollum. She adored her dear "Mc" and their 18 wonderful years together. After Mr. McCollum's death in 1993, Eleanor continued the couple's tradition of service to the community, chairing a major Houston benefit three years later, at age 88. That same year, Eleanor launched an historic restoration program in Plymouth, Ohio. She created a heritage museum and an 1850 Victorian bed and breakfast, among various other contributions to her hometown, as a lasting tribute to her cherished family and Ohio heritage. In the years that followed, her daily life was defined by productive activity, unstoppable volunteerism and her deep devotion to the Lord. Among her many religious works, she supported domestic and international missions and missionaries. She produced the Butterfly Edition of the New Testament and provided for its distribution through the American Bible Society on whose board she served for 47 years. She was particularly well known and admired as an outstanding speaker and, in musical circles, as the "Grand Dame of Opera." Over the years, her love of music involved her with the Houston Grand Opera Association, of which she was elected a Life Trustee in 1993. Earlier, the Opera's nationwide "Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias," had been named in honor of her generous, longtime support of this annual program and her exceptional devotion to developing the careers of young operatic artists. For the last 13 years, she presented the Competition's awards on stage at the Opera House. Her appearance was a dramatic, much-anticipated highlight of the evening. For nearly two decades, Eleanor served on the advisory board of ORBIS International, the worldwide sight-saving organization. She was the elegant driving force of its annual charity ball here, carrying on the work of Mr. McCollum, the founding chairman of ORBIS and its DC-10 flying eye hospital. In 1999, at the age of 91, she accompanied an ORBIS mission to Morocco. She was especially looking forward to the upcoming ORBIS benefit, "The Global Society Ball," honoring her on October 5th, her 94th birthday. Recently, she was instrumental in the establishment of The Bone Disease Program of Texas, a collaborative program of Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. This year also, she was recognized by Northland Pioneer College in Arizona for her longtime support of scholarships for Hopi Indian students. Among her many other civic and charitable commitments, she served on the national board of Paget's Disease Foundation; the boards of Retina Research Foundation, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey Heart Center, and Theatre Under the Stars; and she was an Ambassador-at-Large for UNICEF. For the years 2000 and 2001, the After Dinner Players dedicated their theatrical performances to Eleanor for her continued support. She was the recipient of the 26th annual Savvy Award, a 1999 Women of Distinction Award and numerous other honors in Houston and other cities. Eleanor McCollum passed peacefully in her home in Houston, Texas, on August 12, 2002. The funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock in the morning, Thursday, August 15, 2002, at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd., with The Reverend Douglas Richnow and The Reverend Nancy DeForest officiating. Pallbearers will be, Antonio Gotto M.D., Ph.D., and Michael DeBakey, M.D., (Honorary), William D. McCollum, C. Searle Whitney, Harry C. Whitney, Alexander E. Storch, Vicente Salmorin, and J. Thomas Eubank, Mrs. McCollum will be taken to her birthplace in Plymouth, Ohio, for her burial. In continuation of her philanthropic work, she wishes no flowers but gifts to ORBIS International, 2990 Richmond Avenue, Suite 304, Houston, Texas 77098, or to Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias c/o Houston Grand Opera, 510 Preston St., #500, Houston, Texas 77002. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/15/2002. 
 

MICHELLE & PAIGE MCKINLEY, our precious angels, were unexpectedly taken from us on April 1, 2006. Michelle and Paige are survived by, husband and father Jonathan and daughter and sister Quinn McKinley of Conroe, Texas. The McKinley family will receive friends Wednesday, April 5, 2006 from 6 8 PM at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. A service celebrating their lives will be Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Don Kidd officiating at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place concluding services at Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/5/2006. 


JESSE MOLANO, JR. entered into rest on April 19, 2006 at the age of 44. A native Houstonian, he was born on December 15, 1961 to the late Jesse & Rachel Molano. Jesse graduated from San Jacinto College North and became and L.V.N. He worked at Memorial Hermann Hospital Southwest for three years. The Molano family will receive friends and visitors on Sunday, April 23, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Crespo Funeral Home. A Prayer Service remembering Jesse will be held that evening at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Albert Salazar will officiate. Graveside services will be on Monday, April 24, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Morales Cemetery. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


ANTONY RYAN MOORE, 26 of Pearland passed away March 12, 2005. Ryan was born in Pasadena November 16, 1978. He was a 1997 graduate of Pearland High School where he lettered as a member of the football team. He then enrolled in college at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Education in 2002 and completed his Master of Sports Administration in 2004. While in college he was a member of the HSU Football team. He was active in the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, holding the Alumni Director & Awards Chairman and Executive Vice President positions. He was a member of the AR Education Association, American Football Coaches Association, and AR High School Coaches Athletic Administration and was currently employed as a teacher in the Hot Springs Middle School, Hot Springs, AR. At college his responsibilities grew from the assistant equipment manager and video coordinator to Student Coach Assistant for the Defensive Line and Strength and Conditioning coach and later Graduate Assistant Coach for the Running Backs and Kickoff Return Team Coach. He earned a football scholarship at HSU and lettered two years. Visitation will be from 4-7pm at the Forest Park East Funeral Home in Webster on Tuesday March 15 with funeral services on Wednesday March 16 at 12:30 pm. If desired, memorials may be made to the PBC Fund for the Cure at 1430 Garden Road, Pearland, TX 77581. He has given us a lifetime of cherished memories. So many of his friends, teammates, classmates and family will never know how much he loved, appreciated and respected each and every individual. Every minute of his 26 years of life were full and rich. His friends and family adore him still. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/15/2005.


BETTY "GIGI" MOORE, 77, of Katy, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at her home. GiGi was a loving wife, mother, and doting grandmother and great grandmother. She loved playing card games with her family, fishing, crabbing, and her precious little Yorkie, Lorena. She was looking forward to the upcoming family weekend trip to Galveston. Betty never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.B. Jordan & Beulah Goggins Thompson; and her grandson, Scott Crispi, who still lived in GiGi's heart. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Katy, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday with Rev. Kerry Nelson officiating. Interment in Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Schmidt Funeral Home 1508 East Ave., Katy, TX 77493 (281) 391-2424. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/19/2005.


MR. CORON M. MOORE expired April 28, 2006. Visitation Thurs., May 4, 2006 9:00 - 12:55 P.M. with funeral services starting at 1:00 P.M. at McCoy & Harrison Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. L. K. Williams, officiating, Interment: Houston Memorial Gardens. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/3/2006.
 

JERRY A. MOORE of Nederland, Texas passed away May 23, 2006.  In lieu of flowers, send donation to College Scholarship Fund @ First Baptist Church of Nederland, Texas. In lieu of funeral service, attend services at a church in your neighborhood. LEVINGSTON FUNERAL HOME PORT NECHES, TEXAS 2001 Nall Street, Port Neches, Texas 77651. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/26/2006.


KEVIN MOORE, husband, father, and friend to many, went gently into that good night on February 3, 2004 leaving memories of his wit to soothe hearts broken as he became star stuff. Predeceased by his daughter, Kimberly Whittington Moore and father, William L. Moore,  Kevin was born November 25, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY, grew up in Ridgewood, NJ and in Houston. Kevin was a master communicator and shared himself with people in ways most of us are not courageous enough to do. He wrote outrageous copy for the Houston ad community for 28 yrs. In the spirit of his 20 yrs as a special friend of Bill W's, his life will be celebrated on March 13th at the Cypress Creek Church, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX at 1:30 p.m. Kevin wanted the many different circles of his friends to gather with his family. We will lift up our hearts together; bring your memories or highlights from his correspondence and we'll share. The family knows Kevin's favorite charities - too numerous to list - but flowers are appreciated also. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/10/2004.


RUTH B. GIVENS MOORE 79 went to eternal rest on Sunday, August 18, 2002, after a short illness. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 22, 2002, 7-9pm at McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home, 4918 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 23, 2002, 11:00am at Mt. Tabor M.B.C., 6930 Del Rio, and Pastor Michael L. Turner officiating. Interment-Paradise South Cemetery. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/22/2002.


RON MORRIS, 52 of Houston, Texas. He took great pride in his work and in his family and was very sacrificial in doing so. Ron was well respected in his field and was a member of Boy Scouts of America where he achieved the Order of the Arrow. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 in the Chapel of Pat H. Foley Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 pm at the Copeland Chapel Cemetery in Conroe Texas. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Robert Wolff, Dr. William Fisher, John Paradysz and Odyssey Hospice for all their love and care.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/16/2006.


RUSSELL RAY MORRIS, 31 of La Porte, Texas passed away Sunday December 11, 2005 from injuries suffered in a automobile accident. He was born April 19, 1974 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Ronald Morris and Dianna Story. Russell worked in Auto sales and was always one of the top salesman. He had a very outgoing personality and he lived life with a passion. Russell was a excellent artist, a loving father, and a fun person to be around. He proudly served his country in the Air Force. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Theda Story. Services are set for 10:00 AM Thursday December 15, 2005 at Centuries Memorial Park Funeral Home in Shreveport, Louisiana. Interment will follow at Centuries Memorial Park Cemetery. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/14/2005.


DONITA WATTS MORRISON died on May 3, 2006 in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James Winston (Tex) Morrison, and grandson, Brian Dylan Morrison, brothers, Wayne Watts, Dr. Walter Watts, and sisters, Gayle Ranker and Jeanne Maun. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Donita married Dr. J. W. (Tex) Morrison in Chicago in 1946. They moved to Houston for Tex to begin his internship at Jefferson Davis Hospital. She worked intermittently as a copy-writer, free-lance writer and in public relations in Chicago, Houston, and Clear Lake. She was formerly active in the Harris County Medical Society Auxiliary, and St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary. She was an active member of Holy Ghost Parish, and was the first President of the Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Mothers Club. Most recently, she has been an active member of St. Bernadette Church in Clear Lake City, the Jubilee Theresians, and the Volunteers in Reading Program. In 1994, her book Picking Up the Pieces How Survivors Survive was published. Her generosity, wit, kindness, gentleness of spirit and enthusiasm for life will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Bernadette Church for the activities of the Christian Action and Helping Hands organizations; 15500 El Camino Real, Houston, Texas, 77062 or the Cenacle Retreat House; 420 N. Kirkwood Road, Houston, Texas, 77079. A Funeral Mass will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 15500 El Camino Real, Houston, Texas. Burial will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Texas. Visitation will be 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. Monday, May 8, 2006 with a Vigil Service at 7 P.M. at the Crowder Funeral Home Chapel in Webster, Texas. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 5/6/2006 - 5/7/2006.


ED MORRISON, retired engineer, devout Lutheran, loving family man, and esteemed historical restoration volunteer, passed away May 16, 2006 after a brief illness. Ed was beloved by friends, many of whom brightened his last days in the hospital. The funeral will be on Tuesday, May 23 at 3:00PM at House of Prayer Lutheran Church 14046 Space Center Blvd., in Clear Lake. Visitation will be on Monday, May 22 at 5:00PM at Forest Park East 21620 Gulf Freeway. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to San Jacinto Battleground Association; P.O. Box 940536; Houston, TX 77094-7536. Memo on check must read "For Battleship Restoration." More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on  5/21/2006.


GUY LOREN MORRISON, JR., 73, of Baytown, Texas, was welcomed into heaven on February 20, 2005, after a long, courageous battle with an illness. Born January 6, 1932, in Mount Kisco, New York, to Guy and Eleanor Morrison, Guy was raised in New York and graduated from Katonah High School in 1950 about the same time he met his wonderful wife, Harriet. Guy was voted the "Quietest" by his graduating class, a title he later proved wrong with his unique ability to capture the attention of anyone in his presence by charming them with his words. Guy later attended a community college in White Plains, New York, and New York's School of Interior Design, which led him to accent and further extend his natural talents in art and carpentry. After marriage and the birth of his four children, Guy went on to live in several other states including Georgia, California, Florida and Texas. An accomplished pianist/organist and singer since the age of nine, Guy graced numerous churches he attended with his amazing musical talent. Since he was fourteen years old and throughout most of his adult life, Guy lent his music, from his hands, voice and heart to God's ears, through church services. For six years of his residence in Texas, he played the organ and sang for the Braeswood Assembly of God in Houston, Texas. Most recently, although unable to perform music anymore, Guy was a cherished member of the Trinity Tabernacle Assembly of God in Baytown, Texas. Along with his exceptional musical talent, Guy was a magnificent artist who produced hundreds of paintings and portraits, some of which were displayed in banks in Houston, Texas and museums in Katonah, New York for many years. Today most of his brilliant artwork is found in the homes of his family, but none so great as the picture he has painted in his family's hearts, as well as all who knew him. He will always be remembered best by his family and many friends for his corny humor. He loved to tell old jokes repetitively. Guy's other interest included, gardening, carpentry, and eating Chinese food and Shipley's Donuts. A loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grand-father, Guy is preceded in death by his parents, Guy Loren Morrison, Sr., and Eleanor Small; two brothers, Wayne and David Morrison; two nieces, Mary Katherine Morrison Anderson and Diane Morrison Davidson Honoring the family as pallbearers will include Craig Morrison, Wadih Saifi, Eric Morrison, Heath and Michael Pritchett, and Jamil Saifi. Guy's family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at L.A. Crespo Funeral Directors. Services of Remembrance will be Thursday, February 24, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of L.A. Crespo Funeral Directors. Larry Hayes will be officiating. Guy will be sincerely missed by all his friends and family. Arrangements are under the direction of L.A.Crespo Funeral Directors, 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX, 77521; 281.839.0700, To view the obituary and post an online tribute to the family visit, www.lacrespofunerals.com. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/23/2005.


MR. TONY W. MORRISON, expired June 26, 2004. Visitation: Friday, July 2, 2004, 7:00-9:00 P.M. at McCoy & Harrison Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service: Sat., July 3, 2004, 11:00 A.M. at Abundant Life Cathedral Church, 11230 Harwin. The Reverend Dr. Ed Montgomery, Officiating. Interment - Paradise North. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/2/2004.


TOBY MORTON, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away May 6 at age 76. He was born in Corisicana, Texas on June 10, 1929 and was a graduate of North Texas University. He resided in Houston for over 50 years and was involved in fund raising and development for The United Fund, Rice University and The Institute of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine. In later years he worked in real estate in a variety of capacities. Toby had been semi-retired the past 20 years while residing in Cypress, Texas with his loving and devoted wife, Justine. Toby will be remembered for the love he had for his family. He was devoted to his friends, especially those who were disabled, ill or older. He routinely made donations to charitable organizations. The family would like to express our gratitude to the many doctors and health care professionals in the Cypress area who cared for Toby over the years. We know their contributions prolonged his life. A memorial service will be held at Cypress United Methodist Church at 13403 Cypress N. Houston, (281) 469-0730, on Monday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or The Star of Hope. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/11/2006.

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FRANK NASH, JR. of Cypress, Texas, passed away on September 15, 2004, due to a broken heart. Frank was born August 31, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois and resided there for over 20 years. His career eventually took him on a journey throughout the Southern United States, ending up in Texas, where he resided for the past 22 years. Frank had a very successful career in the construction industry. He spent the last 17 of his 30 plus years building apartment communities in Texas for Trammell Crow Residential, Gables Residential, Gables Residential Trust and most recently Alliance Communities. During that time he directed the construction of over 5,000 apartment units in over 25 communities, starting as an onsite superintendent and progressing to creating and running the construction operations at Alliance as Regional Vice President. He was deeply respected and loved by co-workers, subcontractors and suppliers who have the utmost respect for Frank's abilities, his "can do" attitude and his outgoing personality. He loved his work, was a pioneer in using many diverse building systems and techniques, building multiple product types and had many accomplishments and achievements. Frank is preceded in death by his beloved son, Frankie Nash III and his father, Frank Nash. We all loved you so much Frank-you will be sorely missed. You were the light and the life of our gatherings and the laughter in our hearts. Our lives will forever be empty without you here, but our love for you remains constant and unconditional. Funeral services will be held at Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champion Forest Dr., Klein, TX, 77379 (281-320-2674) on Saturday, September 18 at 2pm. Visitation will be Friday, September 17 from 5-9 pm. A memorial fund for the Frank Nash Family has been established at Bank of America, Acct. No. 005780377634. The family would like to extend their gratitude to all of their wonderful friends for their support during this difficult time.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 9/17/2004. 


JOYCE J NEEDHAM, 72, a resident of the Cartwheel Nursing Home in Gonzales, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2006, after a battle with breast cancer. Prior to November 2005, Mrs. Needham was a resident of san Antonio. She was born  to Hoyle H. and Estelle Grant Wear on February 25 1934 in San Antonio and attended Burbank High School in San Antonio.  Arrangements for cremation is under the direction of All Faiths Funeral services of Austin. Private interment of ashes will take place at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio at an unset date. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of All Faiths Funeral Services of Austin. From The Gonzales Inquirer Friday May 12 2006. Submitted by family member, Cindy Munson who can be reached at piloy392jm2672@msn.com. Joyce has family living in Houston, TX.


JAMES GREGORY NEWTON, 17, died in an automobile accident, Saturday, May 10, 2003, in Slidell, Louisiana. He was a former student of CySprings High School, in Houston. A memorial service will be held in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, May 18, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. at: Vintage Villas, 4209 Eck Lane, Austin, TX 78734, (512) 266-9333 office, (512) 266-1875 fax. Family encouraged to donate to memorial service expense fund.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/16/2003. 
  
 
JAMES ROBERT "JIM" NEWTON passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at the age of 58. He is preceded in death by his parents Rosemary and Howard Newton. He is survived by his daughter Meagan Harp; and sisters Rosemary Casson, Margie Miley and husband Brannon. Visitation will be at The Guinn-Horger Funeral Home in Hondo, TX on Wednesday, June 14 from 5-7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Thursday, June 15 at the Yancey United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions can be made in Jim's honor to the Yancey Volunteer Fire Department (YVFD), P.O. Box 153, Yancey, TX, 78886. GUINN-HORGER FUNERAL HOME 2006 Avenue M, Hondo, TX 78861 830.741.2224 
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/14/2006. 
 
JUDSON HENRY NICHOLS, 54, left us much too early on Friday, December 9, 2005 to be with his parents, Mom and Pop. He was born on December 18, 1950 to Toxie and Jean Nichols in Tylertown, Mississippi and graduated from Sam Houston High School in Houston, TX. Served in the U.S. Army from April 1970 - December 1971, and volunteered at the Little York and Timber Lakes/Timber Ridge Volunteer Fire Department for seven years. A dedicated employee of Smith International (formerly Drilco) for 34 years. Family will receive friends on Monday, December 12, 2005 from 5-9 P.M. Funeral Service will be held at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, both will be held in the Earthman Resthaven Chapel, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77060. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/12/2005. 


PAUL NICHOLS, 81, entered into eternal rest, April 23, 2006. Visitation Friday, April 28, 2006, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services: Saturday, April 29, 2006, 1:00 P.M., Both Services to be held at Garden of Home Chapel, Paradise Funeral Home. Officiant Vincent Edward Lewis. Interment Paradise North.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/28/2006. 
 
 
BRUCE WAYNE NORRIS born May 25, 1962 and passed on April 16, 2006. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday, April 24, 2006 at San Jacinto Funeral Home. Services will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 24, 2006 at San Jacinto Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

 

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MAGDALENE C. "Maggie" OLSEN, longtime receptionist and evening hostess at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, the 20th of April 2006. Born on the 20th of April 1918 in Giddings, Texas, Magdalene moved to Houston with her husband, H. W. "Swede" Olsen, a mechanical engineer. Following her husband's passing in 1971, Maggie began her tenure at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons; serving with compassion and dedication for over thirty-four years. Those who have called upon the firm will remember Maggie for her comforting smile and her genuine warmth. The staff will never forget her caring personality and her true devotion to the families served. Active in her community, Maggie was especially proud of her fifty-year membership at South Main Baptist Church, and she volunteered each week to prepare sandwiches for the homeless. A charter member of her "elite Sewing Club," she always enjoyed the group's luncheons. Maggie made friends wherever she traveled; and she loved to nurture those relationships. As an example, while accompanying her husband on an international assignment, Maggie formed a special bond with a Korean family and eventually adopted them. Until her passing, she considered them "family," and they always held a special place in her heart. Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, Claud and Bettie Crow; sisters, Irene Beard, Beulah Mae Malone, Ruby Pittman; and brothers, Vernon Crow, Nolen Crow, Sr., and J. C. Crow. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the afternoon until eight o'clock in the evening on Monday, the 24th of April, in the Library of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. The funeral service will be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 25th of April, in the Sanctuary of South Main Baptist Church, 4100 South Main in Houston, with Dr. Steve Wells as the lead officiant. The interment will follow, via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Road in Houston. In lieu of usual remembrances, memorials in Magdalene Olsen's name may be directed to the Special Fund at South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77002-9693. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

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VERBLE WILLIAM PARISH died on April 30, 2006 at the age of 76 in Pasadena, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, May 5th, from 5:00-8:00pm, and the Funeral Service will be at 2:00pm Saturday, May 6th, both to be held at Niday Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/5/2006.

 


CHARLES E. PARKER 66, a beloved husband, father and grandfather died Tuesday, May 30, 2006.  Charles was a working class hero in every sense of the word, often toiling his trade in the oilfields of Texas for over 30 years. His love of history and the civil war helped to keep him busy during his retirement years. Friends are invited to a visitation with the family on Friday, June 2, 2006, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer. Funeral services will be conducted at three o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, June 3, 2006, in the Chapel of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 6/1/2006 - 6/3/2006. 
  
 
FAYE PARKER, born Feb. 17, 1920 in Mt. Calm, TX, passed away June 9, 2006 in Burnet, TX. She was the daughter of George Lee and Ethel Pearl Davis Whatley. Faye is preceded in death by her husband Franklin Hooper Parker. She was a longtime resident of Spring, TX and had recently moved to Marble Falls, TX. Faye was a member of Bridgestone Baptist Church in Spring.  Visitation will be held 2-4 PM Sunday. Funeral services to be held 1:30 PM Monday, June 12, 2006 at the Klein Funeral Home in Tomball. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/11/2006.  
 
 
MELANIE DIANE PARKER, 21, of Houston, Texas, stepped into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday, May 25, 2006. She was born August 8, 1984 in Houston, Texas to William and Janis Parker. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2006 at First Baptist Church of Crosby, with Pastor Jeff Holloway officiating. Entombment will be at Waco Memorial Park and Chapel Mausoleum in Waco, Texas. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling-White Chapel Funeral Home, 281-426-3555. www.sterlingwhitechapel.com In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Melanie's Missionary Fund, in care of First Baptist Church of Crosby, 615 Runneburg Rd, Crosby, Texas 77532.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/27/2006. 

 
MINNIE PARKER funeral arrangements are pending.  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/10/2006. 

 
WALTER WAYNE PARKER, 53, of Tomball, passed away October 22, 2005. Funeral Liturgy will be held at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Time and date to be announced. Interment will be held in the Shiner Catholic Church Cemetery after services. Published in the Houston Chronicle from 10/23/2005 - 10/24/2005. 


ALLIE L. PATTERSON passed away on January 31. Visitation Friday, February 6, 7-9 P.M. Funeral Service Saturday, February 7, 11:00 A.M. Both Services at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1306 Pannell Street. Rev. W. J. Parker Pastor, officiating. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery. James Stripling Funeral Home 1402 Cleburne Street (713) 526-0091. More info and Published in Houston Chronicle on 2/6/2004.

 

DIANE PATTERSON, 56, of Katy, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2006. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Katy. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Kingsland Baptist Church, in Katy, with Rev. Alex Kennedy officiating. Interment in Katy Magnolia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Kingsland Baptist Church and designate the gifts for Missions, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450. Schmidt Funeral Home 1508 East Ave., Katy, TX 77493 (281) 391-2424. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/18/2006.

 

ERIN HUNTER PATTERSON was born to Ken and Anne Hunter on October 26, 1963 in Albany, New York. She was raised in Burleson, Texas with her siblings, Shawn, Kevin, and Margaret. Erin married Scott Patterson on August 20, 1994. They had 3 children, Daniel, Mary, and Ryan. Erin was a devoted wife and mother. She attended Texas A&M University and South Texas College of Law. After graduation, Erin worked as a trial lawyer. She passed away Thursday, June 16, 2005 from breast cancer. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation or the Baylor College of Medicine. Visitation will be held at Earthman Hunters Creek Funeral Home, 8303 Katy Freeway on Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 7 PM. Erin's funeral mass will be conducted at 10:30 AM at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church on Monday, June 20, 2005. A reception will be held at the church immediately after the mass. Private interment will follow. More info and Published in Houston Chronicle on  6/18/2005.



GRANT ANDREW PATTERSON, beloved son of Bucky and Susan Patterson, died on December 25, 2005. Grant, age 18, was born in Houston on June 30, 1987. He went to Memorial High School, where he played football for four years. This was his first year at Texas A&M. Grant is survived by his parents, and his brothers Brian and Lee. Grant will be sorely missed--and always remembered for his good nature, his ability to see the good in everyone, for being a caring friend and his love for the outdoors. Memorial services will be held at Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road (713-465-2525), on December 28, gathering 8:30-11:15AM, service 11:30. Graveside service will follow at Florida Chapel Cemetery, Round Top, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Clayton Memorial Foundation: http://claytonfoundation.com/. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on  12/27/2005.


 
JEWEL ESTELLE PEARCE PATTERSON, retired teacher, librarian, and quilting teacher who taught thousands in the Houston area, died peacefully at home on Nov. 19, 2001, the morning of her 92nd birthday. Born in Sabinal, Texas in 1910, Mrs. Patterson was the daughter of William Benjamin Pearce and Ella Glaeser Pearce. She grew up in San Antonio, where she was valedictorian of her class at Westmoreland College. In 1934, she married Clovis C. (Pat) Patterson after a whirlwind six-week courtship and went to live in Gilmer, Texas, where her only daughter, Karey Helen Patterson Bresenhan was born. In 1942, the family moved to Houston. In 1954, after the tragic accidental death of her husband left her as sole support of her daughter, Jewel returned to college at night and during the summer to get an education degree and begin her teaching career. She taught kindergarten in HISD at Love, Browning, and Briargrove Elementary Schools. Later she went back to the University of Houston and Sam Houston University to get her Masters of Library Science degree and was the librarian at Briargrove until her retirement in the 70s. After she retired from HISD, she served as a librarian in the Oak Forest Branch of the Houston Public Library and helped establish the library in Eagle Lake, Texas. She began teaching quilting at her daughter's quilt store, Great Expectations Quilts, in 1975 and enjoyed a wonderful third career in the world of quilts for many years. Jewel always laughed and said that she "retired to start working," and that was very true. Even late into her 70's, she was a major influence in quilting, very active in Houston's huge International Quilt Festival, and widely known as a quilting teacher and designer. With her sister, daughter, and niece, Jewel founded the International Quilt Association, now the largest international non-profit quilt organization in the world; she also co-founded the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston. To mark her 80th birthday, the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quilting Teachers was established, dedicated to the continuing education and sharing of quilting techniques among teachers of many countries. A gifted seamstress, Jewel made custom clothing for many of "her ladies," made all of her daughter's clothes, designed and made many beautiful fundraising quilts, and even made her niece's wedding dress. Her entire life was spent making other people happy, particularly her family, and bringing beauty to the world through her own talents and through sharing her love of stitching, sewing, and quilting with others. Jewel was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, and nephews.  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002 in the chapel of Heights Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, also in the chapel at Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial contributions be sent to the International Quilt Association or to the Susan Komen Foundation. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 11/20/2002 and 11/21/2002.

JULIE A. PATTERSON was received into God's Kingdom on February 6, 2005 after a 37 year struggle with diabetes. A determined soul, with a delightful personality, Julie was an inspiration to all she knew. A 1975 graduate of Klein High School, she attended UT Austin, and worked for Tenneco, Inc., Rice University, and CARE USA. Preceded in death by her father Wilbur (Steve) Stevenson, J A Memorial Service will be held at First United Methodist Church downtown (Main @ Clay) on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 10:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at 2425 Fountain View, Suite 280, Houston, Texas, 77057. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/13/2005 and 2/14/2005.


PAUL ALTON PATTERSON Born, January 3, 1969 in Houston, Texas, left our world April 18, 2006. Paul was a loving person that shared a smile with everyone always reaching out to shake your hand. His favorite past time was watching the Astros and reading the sports section daily. Paul was a graduate of Sam Houston High School, class of 1988. Enjoyed playing baseball at Northside Little League. A member of Kingwood First Baptist Church, where he had many friends and always looked forward to his Sunday School Classes. The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Earl Warner, who Paul would describe as his "best friend" and neighbor. Visitation will be Friday, April 21, 2006 from 6-9 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at Brookside Funeral Home Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. with Interment to follow at Brookside Memorial Park. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/21/2006.


DARRELL LYNN PERRY, SR. Sunrise Sunset 2-03-54 6-13-06 Darrell Lynn (Bigfoot) Perry Sr., 52 went to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ, June 13, 2006. H. The Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2006 11:00 am at: St. Agnes Baptist Church 3730 South Acres-Houston, TX 77047, Bishop Gene A. Moore, Sr. RICHARDSON MORTUARY 3201 Brookfield Drive 713-523-4992. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/20/2006. 
 
 
JACKIE PERRY, 65, passed away June 12, 2006. Memorial Services for Jackie will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2006, at Rosewood Funeral Home, Pasadena. In lieu of usual remembrances, one can make donations to the Harbor House, P.O. Box 468 McLoud, OK 74851. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/15/2006. 
 
 
MARY LOU PERRY 63, was called home on June 2, 2006. Visitation 10-11 am on Sat June 10, 2006 followed by Funeral Service at 11 am. Officiated by Pastor Bill Hines Jr. New Covenant Christian Church, 10603 Blackhawk, Houston, TX 77089. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/9/2006. 

 
ROBERT DANIEL PERRY, age 71, passed away Monday February 24, 2003. Visitation 7P.M.-9P.M., Friday 2-28-03, Jackson Mortuary Chapel, 2517 Wheeler Ave. Funeral Services: 11A.M. Saturday 3-1-03 at Wheeler Ave. Bapt. Church, 3826 Wheeler Ave. Rev. William Lawson Pastor, officiant. Robert C. Barefield, Director in charge. Interment Houston National Cemetery. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/28/2003.
 

 

MAVIS GODKIN PETERSON, age 91 of Hockley, passed away on May 2, 2006. Visitation May 4th 5-8pm at Canon Funeral Home. Funeral Service May 5th at 11am. Interment at Fieldstore Cemetery. [Video Tributes & Service Info @ www.canonfuneralhome.com] Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/4/2006.


June 10, 2002 God gave DYRON EVERETTE POWELL, JR., M.D. (Dep) his angel wings. Meeting him at the gate were his grandparents, Guinnea, Guindad, and PaPa. Dep is still a shining star in our lives. He was a kidney patient from birth, but it was never a handicap. Dep accomplished more in 26 years than most people do in a lifetime. He was an inspiration not only to his family, but also to friends and acquaintances. He had a brilliant mind and a kind soul. His sphere of influence was phenomenal. Dep aspired to be a wonderful father using his Dad, Dyron Everette Powell, as his role model. Dep never thought he had a hard life, and delivery of another physical trial or tribulation might make him pause but he never gave up. He pushed forward with resolve as the rest of us attempted to keep up with him. Becoming a medical doctor was a burning desire. He was a third year medical student at International University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine and the founder and president of the IUHS Student Association. He was a confidant and provided a quiet wisdom with guidance to students and faculty alike. In April, he was elected International Trustee Associate of the Student American Medical Association. Due to his outstanding performance and first in his class the IUHS Trustees granted his degree of Medical Doctorate posthumously. Dyron was a volunteer paramedic with Cypress Creek EMS, and worked as a paramedic with Coleman County EMS and Harris County ESD#1 a 911 Service as well as a former owner of MedExpress Ambulance Service. His passion for seemingly hopeless causes led him to be a compassionate problem solver every where he went. His zeal for the "Underdog" along with his own life experiences propelled him to have kind words and a steady hand reaching out to anyone who needed it. He attended North Harris Community College, Texas Tech University with an Engineering Scholarship and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. We thank Humble Northeast Hospital and ER, Texas Children's Hospital and Methodist Hospital for all the years they took care of all of us. Dr. Edmond Gonzales, Dr. Larry Tabor, Dr. Boone, Dr. Lerner and Dr. Goldfarb. Dr. Lugo-Miro who is as much family as physician, and all whom knew him. Dep was a gadget man from the time he could wire anything. He has probably got the latest set of Angel wings and has already modified them for speed and sound. While playing golf up there with his PaPa and Guindad, he will make time to play scrabble with Guinnea. We are sure he has a couple of student and professional organizations he is founding. St. Peter will love all his suggestions for he has made another friend. How do you describe a person like Dep, who touched so many people? His deep abiding love of God and his Savior held him and carried him through the depths and heights of his life. We are the people we are today because he touched our lives and inspired us. Visitation: 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. Thurs., June 13, 2002 at Kingwood Funeral Home. Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m. Fri. June 14, 2002 at Kingwood Funeral Home. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 6/12/2002 - 6/13/2002.


AUDREY HEADDEN PROCTOR July 20, 1920 March 28, 2006 Audrey Headden Proctor died peacefully on March 28, 2006, from complications following a head injury.  In 1940, Audrey fell in love with Thomas Proctor. They eloped to Baltimore via train and were married. This marriage produced four beautiful children Alan, Tom, Audrey-Anne and Deborah. Shortly after the birth of their second son, the family was transferred to Paris, France. This began a lifetime of world travel, which Audrey loved. The family moved from Paris back to Bethesda, followed by six years in Sydney, Australia. Audrey had many fond memories of the years in Australia. Later, the family lived in Baltimore, Michigan and Ohio. The family relocated to Audrey's beloved Nassau Bay, where the family home remained for 41 years. Audrey held positions as an executive secretary at NASA, and with W.E. Feddersen Associates. At the age of 52, she took an overseas position with the HCA and was stationed in Saudi Arabia for 2 years. She held positions at Honeywell and later at Baker-Hughes. At the age of 60, she opened her own secretarial service, "Minute Minders." She was an avid bridge player throughout her life and a member of the Jean Laffite sailing club. She participated in all types of sports but was a particularly good tennis player, a skill she has passed on to her son Alan. She traveled the world several times over visiting every continent with family and friends. She made 6 trips between Australia and the U.S. with four small children and 28 pieces of luggage. Audrey lived a life of devotion to her children. For the past 20 years, her joy was having the extended family together for any occasion for drinks and dinner. She is preceded in death by her husband in 1985.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Houston Humane Society, or to the Periwinkle Foundation. A memorial service followed by a luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2006 at the Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 West NASA Parkway, Webster, TX. (281/332-1251). Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather a skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO What a ride!" More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/2/2006.

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JIMMY M. QUESADA, 72, of Houston passed away April 20, 2006.  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Klein Funeral Home-Champion Forest. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Klein Funeral Home Chapel-Champion Forest with interment and military honors following at VA Houston National Cemetery.  More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

 

 


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