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Well known musician locally and nationally, RANDY PAUL REEVES, SR. of Angleton, Texas, passed away, May 12, 2006 at the age of 51. He was born in Charleston, Mississippi on February 26, 1955 to Ted and Christine Reeves. He had a great love for music and was a musician in the Houston area for over 35 years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 2:00 p.m., Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Pallbearers will escort Randy to his final resting place at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens. Benefit to be held June 4, 2006 at Texas Salloon in Pasadena, Texas; for more information, call 281-476-9213 or 281-479-2679. PACE-STANCIL FUNERAL HOME 303 E. CROCKETT CLEVELAND, TEXAS 281-592-2641 
More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/16/2006. 



Assistant Chief CARL D. RILEY, SR., born October 30, 1934 passed away March 27, 2002, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was with the Harris County Sheriff's Department Reserves for 37 years, and during this time he received many prestigious awards for meritorious service. He was a lifetime member of both the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Houston Farm and Ranch.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2002, at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Frwy., with the family to receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Spring Tabernacle Church, 3131 FM 2920, with Pastor Jimmy Davidson officiating. Interment will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to House of Prayer, 15455 Ella Blvd., #20, Houston, TX 77090. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/31/2002. 


JANEVA "JAN" RILEY was born in Duval County, Texas on November 8, 1941 and passed away on May 20, 2006 at the age of 64 years. Jan taught special needs children and was a speech pathologist in Houston ISD until retirement. She was a native Texan and life-long Methodist. She enjoyed doing volunteer work in the office, media department and as a Sunday School teacher at Friendship United Methodist Church in Porter, Texas.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 28 at 12:30 PM at Friendship UMC. In lieu of flowers, Jan requested that memorial gifts be made to Friendship UMC.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/23/2006.


LOUISE WALLA RILEY left the beauty of the farm she loved on May 15, 2006 at the age of 93. She was born in Taylor, Texas on November 30, 1912 to August and Pauline (Niedermertl) Walla. She lived most of her life in Houston, Texas until she and husband, Gus B. Riley, moved to their farm near Columbus, Texas in 1963. She also was a longtime member of the SPJST Lodge #88. She was welcomed in heaven by her dear husband, her parents, her brother and sister-in-law August and Evelyn Walla, her sister and brother-in-law Jessie and Miro Winkler, her sister Lydia Walla, her niece Jeannette Havard, and her nephews Donald Winkler and Kenneth Winkler. Aunt Louise will be sadly missed by those who loved her. After cremation, private services will be conducted by her great-nephew, Jarrod Carroll, whom she dearly loved. Henneke Funeral Home Columbus, TX (979) 732-2143. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/21/2006.

ADRIANNA NICOLE ROBINSON departed this life July 21, 2004. Visitation Wed. from 9-11am with Funeral at 11am. Services will be held at Ross Mortuary, Interment Paradise South.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on  7/27/2004.


ANGEL TAKYLA ROBINSON,  Service, Sat., 6/17/06 from 7-9 pm in Fairchild Chapel of Bill Clair Family Mortuary. Interment: Private. 
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/16/2006.  

ANNE ROBINSON, 58, of Houston died peacefully Friday afternoon, March 24, 2006, two days after being diagnosed with cancer. Born September 21, 1947 in Memphis, TN she was the wife of Bruce Robinson.  A memorial service celebrating Anne's life will be held on Tuesday, March 28, at eleven o'clock in the morning at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030. Friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Anne's memory to the Houston Symphony, 615 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77002. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/26/2006.


MR. BENJAMIN ROBINSON, expired June 7, 2006. Visitation was Friday, June 16, 2006, 7:00-9:00 p.m, Intergrated Church, 4910 Martin Luther King. Funeral Service, Sat., June 17, 2006, 11:00 a.m., Sugar Valley Baptist Church, 3200 Brisbane. Interment Paradise South. More info and 
Published in the Houston Chronicle from 6/16/2006 - 6/17/2006. 


MR. JAMES "THORN" ROBINSON, 57, passed away on April 9, 2006. A wake will be held on Fri., April 14, 2006 from 6-9pm. Funeral services will take place at 11am on Sat., April 15, 2006. Both services will take place in Marie's Chapel at O. W. Wiley Mortuary. Interment: Paradise North Cemetery. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/14/2006.

JAMES LEE ROBINSON departed this life April 8, 2006.  Wake Fri. 7-9pm. at Ross Mortuary, Funeral Sat. 11am. at Fellowship MBC. 3814 Herald. Interment Cemetery Beautiful. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/14/2006.

JESSE LLOYD ROBINSON, age 66, born on May 31, 1936 in Talladega, Alabama went to be with his Heavenly Father, and his Precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, February 20, 2003. Jesse was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Wilson Robinson.  Jesse graduated from Talladega High School in 1954 and joined the Airforce in 1956. In 1958, he married Peggy and began his family in Ashland, Alabama. On his birthday in 1967, he packed his Corvair and brought his wife and four children to Houston and began working for Brown & Root. He worked over 40 years designing and drafting Pipe layouts for Petro-chemical plants, Paper plants and Offshore oil rigs. He was an avid golfer, and loved playing Chess and working crossword puzzles. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 22, at the Pat H. Foley Funeral Home in Houston with Bishop Bill Cannaday officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, February 21. Funeral services in Talladega will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 25, at the Talladega Funeral Home, 65001 Alabama Highway 77 N, 35160 , Talladega, Alabama. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Interment will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. Jesse's family and friends were challenged and changed during the latter days of his life, as they looked to God for the same faith, hope and strength that they saw in him. Jesse will be greatly missed by all of us. The Robinson family would like to thank all of you who supported them throughout this journey. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/22/2003.

MR. JOHN ROBINSON JR. 75, was born on February 19, 1930 to Mr. John Robinson Sr. and Mrs. Birdie Robinson, both preceded him in death. John went to be with the Lord on May 5,2005 at 5:41 P.M. He was a native Houstonian, a devoted Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend. The Houston Chronicle employed him for 31 years as a truck driver. He was a member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of pastor Edwin A. Davis, Pastor. Visitations will begin at 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. on Monday 9, 2005 at O. W. Wiley Mortuary. A celebration of John's life will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday May 10, 2005 at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 6616 D.S. Bailey Lane, Houston, Texas 77091, (713) 692-5288 Entombment will follow at The Houston National Cemetery on Veterans Memorial Dr. Funeral arrangements under the direction of: O. W. Wiley Mortuary. 1290 Pinemont Drive. Houston Texas 77018, (713) 681-7475. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/10/2005.


MARY ELIZABETH COMPTON ROBINSON died in Spring Branch in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. She was she 83. She was born in Melissa, Collin County, Texas, to parents Roy Lester and Velma Marie Adams Compton. At a young age, she moved with her family to Houston, where she lived the most of her years. She retired from retail sales at Foley's Furniture Department in 1987.  Final rites are pending. 
More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/7/2006. 


PATRICK WELDER ROBINSON, beloved brother, uncle, step-son and friend, passed way unexpectedly on Thursday, October 17, 2002. Patrick, a native Houstonian, and a true son of Texas, was born on October 30, 1951. After graduating from The Kinkaid School, Patrick attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a degree in History in 1975. While at UT, Patrick was an active member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After graduation, and throughout his career, Patrick was actively engaged in the oil and gas business. Patrick was a member of The Houston Club and the River Oaks Country Club.  Patrick was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Welder Robinson; his father, Dr. Hampton C. Robinson, Jr.; and his two brothers, Hampton C. Robinson, III, and Justin H. Robinson. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Welder Robinson; his nephew, Adam DeWalt Adams; his step-mother, Louise F. Robinson; his uncle, Patrick H. Welder, Jr. and extended family members in Victoria, Ft. Bend, and Harris Counties. He is also survived by his former wife and friend, Susan Rutherford, and loyal employees, Helen B. Ford, Walter K. (W.K.) Hardeman and Eesa Tsun. A memorial service followed by a Rosary for Patrick will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2002 at Geo. H. Lewis and Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, Houston. A private graveside service will be held at DeWalt Cemetery in DeWalt, Texas. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Barnhart, Ted Broun, Mike Chadwick, Mike Gaus, Jack Glaros, Kevin J. Millin, H. Ben Taub, Neal Anderson, Cary Gates, Moshen Mirabi and Nolan Williamson. For those wishing to remember Patrick, a contribution can be made to DeWalt Cemetery Association, 7026 Old Katy Road Road, Suite 274, Houston, Texas 77024 or a charity selected by the giver. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 10/18/2002 - 10/19/2002.


WILLIAM ROBINSON JR. departed this life April 3, 2006.  Wake Thurs. 6-9pm. at St. Mark B.C. 1920 Mansfield St. Funeral Sat. 12pm. at St. Paul MBC.
(Bermuda Communty) Natchez, La. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/13/2006.
 

Funeral services for WILLIS GLENN ROY of The Woodlands, TX will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Houston National Cemetery, Houston, TX. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at Cashner Funeral Home. Mr. Roy was born June 30, 1920 in Cleveland, TN and passed away April 21, 2006 in The Woodlands, TX. Willis was very proud of his service to his country, during WWII as an Army Air Force Sergeant in the 1970th Ordinance Depot Company. He was proud to have retired from a 34 year career with CocaCola, a 5 year career with Appletree Grocerys and 10 years with Kroger Grocery. He will be missed by all that shared their life with him. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


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JAMES ELTON SCARBOROUGH, 77 of Houston, TX passed away Saturday March 18, 2006. He retired July 1, 1990 after a 38 year career in the Merchant Marines and a member of the Masters, Mates and Pilots Union. His first stint with the Merchant Marines was from 1944 to 1948. He joined the Merchant Marines in 1944 at 16 after trying to follow brothers into the military. He was a postal letter carrier in San Angelo from 1950 to 1957 followed by a year as a roustabout in Wichita Falls. He returned to the Merchant Marines in 1957 to retirement. He last sailed on the USS Margaret Lykes as 3rd mate out of Houston, Texas. Mr. Scarborough was preceded in death by his wife, Henietta Scarborough; parents, John Wesley Scarborough and Carrie Marie Benningfield; daughter, Beverly Sue Struthers; and son, Randal Scott Scarborough. Private services will be held in West Texas. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/29/2006.


RAYMOND GREGORY SCHILLER SR. passed away Thursday, April 20, 2006. A longtime Houstonian, Mr. Schiller retired from HB & T Railway in 1983.
flagA veteran of World War II, and survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor being stationed on the U.S.S. Phoenix.  Visitation will be Sunday, April 23rd from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a rosary at 6:00 P.M. in the chapel of Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home 13102 North Freeway. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, April 24th at 10:00 A.M. at St. James Catholic Church, 22800 Aldine Westfield Rd., Spring, TX. with interment to follow at Earthman Resthaven cemetery. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

 

Our beloved KRISTIN MAREE SHAW was born into her earthly life March 20, 1987, quietly passed on to God's greater glory in her sleep April 3, 2002 after a brief illness. Kristin's lovely sweet soul touched everyone that knew her. Her thoughtful gestures, hand-made cards and notes will all be treasured by her family and friends. Although we do not understand God's plan at this time, we know that Kristin is dancing in heaven waiting for the day we will all be reunited.  Visitation will be at the Brookside Funeral Home-Champions chapel Sunday, April 7, 2002 from 5:00 to 7:00pm, with a prayer service beginning at 7:00pm. Funeral services will be Monday, April 8, 2002 at 10:00am, Dr. Steven Wright and Dr. Tom King officiating. Interment will follow at Klein Memorial Park SH 249. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/6/2002.  

 

GEORGIE MEADORS SLAUGHTER, 92, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2006. She was born June 9, 1913 in Holly, Texas to Verna and Paul Meadors. Her husband Wesley Cleburne Slaughter, daughter June Claire Slaughter, and son, William Dane Slaughter, preceded her in death.  Mrs. Slaughter was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Galena Park. She served on many church committees, WMU, and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She taught fourth grade at MacArthur Elementary School in Galena Park and retired from there after more than 25 years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and a 50 year member of Galena Park Eastern Star. A special thanks to Peggy and Mac Eastepp of Lovelady, Texas for their kindness and support of Mrs. Slaughter throughout the years and for giving their time so lovingly and generously. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Zion Hill Cemetery Fund in Lovelady, Texas. Services and visitation will be handled through Groveton Funeral Home, Groveton, Texas. Visitation April 23 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Service April 24 at 10:30 AM at Groveton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at the Zion Hill Cemetery immediately following the service.  More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

ALAN T. SMITH, born September 15, 1964 in Lubbock, TX passed away April 10, 2004 in Houston, TX. Alan graduated from Coronado High School in Lubbock and earned his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He had earned the rank of Eagle Scout, was a longtime member and Youth Sunday School Teacher at Westbury United Methodist Church in Houston, TX and was a current member of Faithbridge United Methodist Church in Houston, TX. But above all Alan was a loving husband, father, son and brother.  Visitation will be held 6-8 PM Tuesday at the Klein Funeral Home-Champion Forest. A Memorial Service will be held 1 PM Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at John Wesley United Methodist Church 5830 Bermuda Dunes Houston, TX with Rev. J.D. Phillips officiating. There will be a private family interment. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be may to Houston Hospice 1905 Holcombe Houston, TX 77030.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/13/2004. 

 
MRS. BRENDA FAYE SMITH, Passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Funeral Service at 8:00 PM. Both services will be held from McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home Saturday, April 15, 2006. Interment will be Private. Published in the Houston Chronicle.

 
MR. CLAUDE W. SMITH, born December 4, 1934, passed away on April 7,2006. He was a retired Educator and Administrator in the Aldine Independent School District. A viewing will take place on Thursday, April 13, 2006 from 9:00 - 10:45a.m. @ East Park Missionary Baptist Church- 8602 Tidwell Rd. Funeral Services will follow @ 11:00 a.m. , Rev. Robert Purvey- officiating. Interment- Memorial Cemetery (Palestine, Texas). Www.legacy.com. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/12/2006. 
 
 
E. E. "Bo" SMITH It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of our loved one. "Bo" was born in Timpson, TX on March 18, 1934. He passed away at Manorcare in Webster, TX April 14, 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents Elbert and Lou Smith, sister, Dora, and brother Bobby H. Smith Sr. Bo is a member of First United Methodist Church in Pasadena. Bo was a 33 year journeyman pipe fitter of Local 211, before retiring, a Master Mason of South Houston Masonic Lodge #1295, a member of the OES #915 South Houston, and a member of VFW Troop 9188 in South Houston. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 16, 2006 at Grand View Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 12:30 Monday, April 17, 2006 at Grand View Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery 8701 Almeda Genoa Rd. Houston, TX.Memorial offerings may be made to any of the above charities/organizations. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 4/16/2006 - 4/17/2006. 
 
 
EARNEST SMITH, age 47 was born in Bunkie, Louisiana; a resident of Houston, Texas. Services for Earnest Smith will be held Saturday, April 29, 2006; Visitation from 9:00 to 11:30 AM and Funeral to follow at 11:30 AM at Richardson Mortuary-Memorial Chapel 3201 Brookfield Drive; Rev. Herman Mouton, Officiating. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens. Earnest will truly be missed by his family and friends. RICHARDSON MORTUARY 3201 Brookfield Drive 713-523-4992. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/28/2006. 

MS. ESSIE SMITH, 56, departed this life on May 9, 2006. A viewing will take place from 9am-2pm on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church ~ 2516 Paul Quinn. Funeral services will follow at 2pm. Interment: Paradise North Cemetery. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/10/2006.
 
 
GILSON R. SMITH, 87, died Thursday, April 20, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Tom Smith. SThe family will receive friends after 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral Services, 12:00 Noon, Monday April 24, 2006 in the Family Chapel of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home with Rev. James Payne, officiating. Interment to follow, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.
 
 
GRANT L. SMITH, Age 39 Grant L. Smith of Honda of Houston died June 28, 2002, after being killed by a hit and run driver on June 27.  Grant was loved by many, and he loved life. Funeral Services will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13001 Katy, Freeway, Friday, July 5, 2002 at 3:30 p.m.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/2/2002. 


HUGH PETRING SMITH, 70, Sugar Land, TX, passed away April 13, 2006. Donations can be made to Memorial Lutheran Church, or the Parkinson's Foundation of Harris County, 7457 Harwin, Suite 308, Houston, TX, 77036-2025. Service at Memorial Lutheran Church, 5800 Westheimer, Houston, TX, at 1:30 PM Sunday 4-16-06. Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray, officiating. Visitation Saturday, 4-15-06 at Miller Funeral Service, 7723 Beechnut, Houston, from 1 to 3 PM. Burial @ Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8701 Almeda-Genoa Rd., Houston, 4-17-06 @ 11 AM.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/15/2006. 


IAN SMITH passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2006 at the age of 45. Ian attended the University of Hawaii and received his BS from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He served in the U.S. Navy on the frigate U.S.S.Ouellette in Hawaii. Ian enjoyed a very full, adventurous and wonderful life and will be missed by all that shared his presence.  Ian loved life and fought a most courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Home: Paul U. Lee LaPorte Funeral Home 201 South 3rd Street LaPorte, TX 77571 (281) 471-0123 . More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/22/2006. 


JEREMY RUSSELL SMITH, 22, passed away on February 13, 2004. Visitation will be held on Thursday, 2/19/04 from 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm at American Heritage Funeral Home and services will be held Friday, 2/20/04 at noon in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery. More info and  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/19/2004. 
  

JIMMY ROY SMITH, 77, longtime Houston resident passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2006. Mr. Smith was born in Waco, Texas on Nov. 30, 1928. Jimmy served in the U. S. Army, Korea after which time be began his career with Southwestern Bell Communications for 38 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia and sons, William E. and Robert V. Smith. The family and friends will gather on Friday evening, June 2nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brookside Funeral Home, Champions. "To all my friends at The Shack always shoot for the Moon" More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/1/2006. 
 

10/3/30 - 04/25/06 Beloved husband, father, brother and friend, KENNETH RUE (K.R.) SMITH died peacefully, Tuesday, April 25, 2006. Born in Houston to Phillip Alexander Smith and Virgie Bearden Smith, he is a graduate of Milby High School. He began working at Sinclair Refinery during summers in high school and continued working there throughout his worklife. He joined the Air Force during the Korean War, serving in Newfoundland and Witchita Falls. He married Helen Swint and they lived in Houston after the Air Force. She died with their unborn child in 1954. He is a member of Grand Lodge of Texas, Pasadena No. 1155. He continued working at the refinery, met and married Jannelle Hubbard and they had two children. Kenneth retired from Arco in 1985. Wife Jannelle died in 1986 and son Todd in 1989. After retirement, K.R. worked for several companies as a consultant. A long-time member of Park Place Baptist Church, he married Connie Johnson there in 1990. They moved to Dickinson and he enjoyed remodeling their bay house, golf and babysitting grandchildren. They joined Dickinson First Baptist Church in 2002. In 2003 he suffered a severe stroke, forcing a move to a single-story home in Texas City. Burial will be at South Park Cemetery in Houston Friday, April 28, 2006 at 9:30 am. Memorial Service will follow at Dickinson First Baptist Church at 11:30 am.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/27/2006. 
  
 
MRS. LENNIE SMITH, passed away December 2, 2001. Viewing Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service - Saturday 10:00 a.m. both services held @ Frazier - Mitchell Funeral Service (Chapel). Interment - Grapeland, Texas. Www.legacy.com  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/7/2001. 
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1937 - 2006 MACK CLYDE SMITH, age 68 of Alvin passed away on April 8, 2006. Visitation will be held Tuesday April 11, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Oak Park Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday April 12, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Park Funeral Home 300 Oak Park Drive, Alvin, Texas. Interment will follow at South Park Funeral Home. Arrangements were made under the direction of Oak Park Funeral Home 300 Oak Park Dr. Alvin, Texas 77511.281-331-8217 . Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/11/2006. 
  
 
Alpha June 16, 1949 On Wednesday, the 19th day of April, 2006 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2019 Crawford, at Eleven AM we will come together and celebrate the life of our loved one, MR. MICHAEL BENJIMAN SMITH (AKA) OMARI KAMUZU ABDULLAH. Visitation will be in the Rose Chapel of Mabrie Memorial Mortuary today, April 18th from 1 until 8 PM where we will be present to receive visitors at 6 PM.  More info and  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/18/2006.  
 
 
NANCY ELZORA SMITH, 90 entered into eternal rest, April 8, 2006. Visitation: Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 6:30- 7:30. Funeral Services: Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 7:30 p.m., First Shiloh B.C., 4420 Lyons. Officiating Rev. J.R. Miller. Interment Paradise North, Fri. @ 9:30 am. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 4/12/2006 - 4/13/2006. 

NOBLE SMITH JR. departed this life April 15, 2006.  Wake Fri. 7-9pm. at Ross Mortuary. Funeral Sat. 11am. at 2nd Mt. Olive B.C. 2523 Chew St. Interment Golden Gate Cemetery. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/21/2006. 

NORMAN H. SMITH, born April 24, 1916 in Kansas City, MO to Lester and Ethel Smith passed away May 5, 2006 in Houston, TX at the age of 90. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. in the chapel of Heights Funeral Home with the Reverend John R. Bentley of St. Martin's Episcopal Church officiating. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/14/2006. 
 
 

PAT SMITH age 83, a resident of Irving for 52 years, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 in Houston,Texas. Born September 20, 1922 in Hamburg, Iowa to Charles D. Clear and Mary Louise Smith, he was a retired airline pilot from Texas International Airlines. Pat was an Episcopalian and a founding member of The Church of the Redeemer in Irving. Pat was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Sara Elizabeth Clear and five siblings; Franklin, Harold, Eldon, Guy, and Ferne. Pat served in the Army Air Corps during WWII as a B-24 Liberator pilot for the 742nd Squadron of the 455th Bomber Group of the 15th Air Force, primarily being stationed in Italy. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and was honorably discharged as a Major in 1945. He married his high school sweetheart, Sara, during the war and stayed true to her through his last breath. Pat started commercial flying with Trans-Texas Airways in 1949 and retired after "33 years of outstanding service" in 1982. Through all of his days, Pat was everyone's friend, a good listener and a good story teller, but mostly a 'true friend' no matter what happened. Visitation is scheduled for 7-9 pm Friday at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Irving. Service is 10 am Saturday, June 3, 2006 at the Church of the Redeemer, Irving with The Reverend Gail Gateley officiating. Interment will be at The Mausoleum at the Bishop Mason Retreat, Flower Mound, Texas. Memorial donations can be made to the Flower Fund at the Church of the Redeemer, 2700 Warren Circle- Irving, TX 75062.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/1/2006. 

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PAUL E. SMITH, 68, of Houston, Texas died prematurely on June 2, 2006. Paul was a beloved husband, loving Dad, and cherished friend. He was the older of two children born in Houston on December 28, 1937. He graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1957. His loving parents Edgar and Annie Smith precede him in death.  Paul was very active with the Knights of Columbus and St. Dominic's Catholic Church and is a former U.S. Marine. Paul has helped many FFA and 4H students by assisting them in raising show rabbits. Paul was a member of the Texas Rabbit Breeder's Association and the American Rabbit Breeder's Association where his rabbits were ranked No. 2 in the State of Texas. All services will be held at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, 8215 Reservoir Road, Houston, Texas 77049. Visitation will be Monday, June 5, 2006, 6:00 to 8:00pm with a Rosary at 7:00pm. Services will be held on Tuesday, June 6th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Knights of Columbus Council 10779, 8215 Reservoir Road, Houston, Texas 77049. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/4/2006.


On Wednesday, August 13, 2003, REVEREND PERCY LEE SMITH entered into eternal rest. Viewing: Monday, August 18, 2003 - 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Homegoing Service Monday, August 18, 2003, 11:00 a.m. Services will be held at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2801 Conti, Houston, TX. Pastor C.L. Jackson and Pastor Sheldon L. Jackson, officiating. Interment: Paradise North Cemetery Beautiful, Houston, TX. Final arrangements entrusted to: McDuffies's Mortuary, Inc. 115 W. Hamilton Houston, TX 77076 (713) 695-8400. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/17/2003. 
 
 
RICKY SMITH 51, passed away August 3, 2002. He was a longtime resident of Houston Tx, now living in Cleveland Tx. He was preceded in death by son Ricky Smith Jr. and his mother Jean Holub. Pallbearers, Andrew People, Ronnie Burgess, Chris Black, Artis Hutto, Darrell Bailey, and Lee Barker. Services will be held at Nobles Funeral Home, 402 E. Blackshear, Navasota, Tx 77868, phone 936-825-7776. Viewing is Tuesday August 6, 2002 from 2PM until 9PM. Services will be Wednesday August 7, 2002 at 2PM. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Roans Prairie TX.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/6/2002. 
 
 
ROBERT LEE SMITH, known as Big Robert on the blues circuit, was born to Mable Walker and Charles Smith Jr. on Dec. 28, 1939 in Houston, Texas, and raised in the famous Third Ward. After a long and illustrious career in the blues industry, he left this world to join heaven's choir April 6. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 13, at 10 AM. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 12, from 1 until 8 PM. Both services will be held in the Rose Chapel of Mabrie Memorial Mortuary. In lieu of flowers,donations can be mailed to the Robert Smith Bereavement Fund 4319 Cedar Valley Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77345.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/12/2006. 
  
 
VERONICA WEBB SMITH, age 36, passed away on February 6, 2003. Visitation will be Friday 2/14/03, 6PM to 9PM at Duncan Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be Saturday, 2/15/03 at Little York COGIC, 5858 Little York Rd., Houston, Texas with Rev. Edwards officiating. Interment will be in Paradise Cemetery North. Final Arrangements Entrusted To Duncan Funeral Home, Inc. 5806 N. Wayside Drive Houston, Texas 77028 (713) 672-8782 . Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/14/2003. 

 
WYNONA MAE (SUE) SMITH, 67 years., passed away peacefully on April 13 in her home surrounded by family and friends knowing that she was bathed in the warmth of their love. Sue was born in Lynchburg Virginia the oldest child of Carl and Myrtle Musgrove. Sue was an enthusiast of the written word, classical music, the arts, a fine cup of coffee and all that is beautiful and sublime. Sue, a long time employee of the Blue Hand and Constantino Antiques, was known for her interest in ethnic arts and antiques, an exceptional cook, host and most importantly a great friend and loving mother.  A celebration of Sue's life will occur at 4:30 pm, Wednesday, April 19, 2006 in the back yard she loved so dearly. In lieu of floral tributes the family suggest donations be made to www.houstonhospice.org or The-Rose.org in Sue Smith's memory.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/16/2006.


On June 2, 2006 our beloved CATHERINE JANE SNYDER, better known as "Honey" went home to be with the Lord.  Honey, you were a little star here on earth, now you are a big star in heaven. Services were entrusted to Forest Park Lawndale.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/5/2006. 
 

ALFRED SOMANO III (Fred), 56, of Austin, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2006. He was an artist and poet. Contact the family for memorial service information. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006. 


PAUL JAY STARR, 82 of Houston died June 15, 2006. He is survived by wife Charlotte, sons Peter and Jonathan, and grandchildren Julia, Timothy and Meredith. Memorial services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Cypress Creek Christian Church. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Cypress Creek Christian Church Organ Fund, and that no flowers be sent.  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/18/2006. 


WILLIAM K. "BILL" STEPHENSON, age 65 of Houston, Texas, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2002 at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston. Bill was born on March 30, 1937 in Houston to George and Lillian Stephenson and married Lena Ann Beasley of Houston on August 4, 1956.  Bill was a member of the United States Air Force Reserve and retired as Deputy Director of Life Sciences for NASA after 35 years of service. Bill's career with NASA included participating in the Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, in which he served as Deputy Director of the International Space Station Program. He earned B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Lifeline Chaplaincy, 1415 Southmore Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77004; or The Texas Heart Institute c/o St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, 6720 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030 in memory of William K. Stephenson. A memorial service will be held at Southwest Central Church of Christ, 4011 West Belfort, Houston, Texas 77025 (713-667-9417). The time and date of the service will be announced in the Houston Chronicle Tuesday edition. The family's heartfelt thanks are given to Dr. Janice L. Zimmerman of Ben Taub General Hospital and Dr. I.M. Jawdat of the Houston Heart Clinic.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 10/21/2002. 
 
 
WILLIAM K. "BILL" STEPHENSON - Visitation will be at Jack Rowe Funeral Home, 1625 E. Main, League City, TX from 5 to 8 PM Wednesday, October 23, 2002. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, October 24, 2002, Southwest Central Church of Christ, 4011 West Belfort, Houston, TX, with interment to follow at 2 PM at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive. Bill lived his life to the fullest and brought guidance, companionship and joy to everyone he touched.  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 10/22/2002. 
 

THOMAS GROVES STEWART JR., age 53, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2006. He was a Chemist for Shell Chemical Company for 18 years. He had a patent and won many awards. Graveside services will be held Monday at 11:00 AM at Woodlawn Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions can be made to the Select Specialty Hospital, 6447 Main, Houston, Texas 77030. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


JACK (JOHN STONEHAM) STOFFER, born June 29, 1912 in Indian Territory, died April 20, 2006 in Houston Texas with his family at his side. Jack was a model of integrity and courage in all his relations; loving, strong, gentle, and wise. He leaves a legacy of humor, stories, paintings, and wise counsel to all who sought it. Jack graduated from Central High School in Tulsa, and Washington University in St. Louis. He married Sarah Josephine Mitchell October 5, 1935. Jack's career with Gulf Oil began in 1933 and ended in 1977 as Vice President and Comptroller of Gulf Oil Company U.S. after assignments in Tulsa, Denver, Iran and Houston. After retiring, Jack worked at Ms. with his daughter Sarah. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta - Mo Gamma, The Abadan Society, Pioneer Oil Producers, Ridotto, Bailita and the Post Oak YMCA. Jack was past board president of both the Family Service of Houston and Emerson Unitarian Church, and board member of the Light House of Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mabel Stoneham Stoffer, his sister Florence Gish, son-in-law Jerry Abrams, and his beloved wife Jo. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, Mrs. Inez McIntosh and Houston Hospice for their compassion and care. A memorial service for Jack will be held at Emerson Church, 1818 Bering Drive, Houston TX 77057 on April 29, 2006, at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd, 77030 or to the charity of your choice. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006. 


JOAN RITA BROWN STOVALL, 94, of Houston, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, in Sugar Land, Texas. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 19, 2006. Due to omission of charitable organization's name in the previous obituary, please make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, New York 10018. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/26/2006.

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ANDREW JEFFREY THOMPSON 17, entered into heaven on September 5, 2005 in Houston. Drew was a student at Langham Creek High School. A Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, September 7, 2005 from 7-9 PM at Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home. Additional services and burial will be handled by Sunset Funeral Home (210-828-2811). Online tributes & further obituary information at www.cyfairfunerals.com. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 9/7/2005. 


BESSIE ADELE (MARCHESE) THOMPSON, 81,left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006. She loved unselfishly and will be missed by all who knew her. Bessie is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Ferrold Allen (Pete) Thompson, her parents, Anthony & Clara Marchese, and her brother, Anthony Marchese. Services are 10:00 am Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 at Calvary Baptist Church, 6511 Uvalde Rd., Houston. She will be laid to rest in Houston National Cemetery with her husband under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 1/20/2006.

BILLY TOLIVER THOMPSON III, 41 passed away May 17, 2006. Visitation Saturday, May 20, 2006 beginning at 10:00 AM, followed by Funeral Services at 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Missionary Baptist Church, 5012 Weaver Rd., Houston, Tx. 77016. Rev. Harold Berry, Officiating. Interment - Houston Memorial Garden Cemetery. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/19/2006.

 

DAVID W. THOMPSON 49, of Houston, Texas died Saturday, May 20, 2006. He was a graduate of S. P. Waltrip High School Class of 1975 and a member of White Oak Baptist Church. A professional Real Estate Inspector by trade, David was a board member of ASCA, a member of TAREI and a Lifetime Member of HLS+R. Proceeded in death by his mother, Daisy N. Thompson. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Pat H. Foley & Co. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Pat H. Foley Funeral Directors with Rev. John Godby officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/23/2006.


Donna Brown THOMPSON, 52, died April 26, 2006. She loved to crochet, camping, shopping and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. Donna was employed at Champion Toyota Gulf Freeway for many years. Donna will be missed by all that knew her. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm until 8:00pm, Friday, April 28, 2006 at SouthPark Funeral Home in Pearland, Texas. A celebration of Donna's life will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, April 29, 2006 in the Chapel of SouthPark Funeral Home with burial following in SouthPark Cemetery. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/28/2006.


MRS. ETHEL LEE THOMPSON, age 77, entered into eternal rest July 11, 2004. Visitation Fri., July 16, 2004, 6-9PM, Funeral Service, Sat., July 17th, 11AM. Both services will be held at Antioch MBC, 5902 Beall at Mansfield, Pastor F.N. Williams, Sr. officiating. Interment Paradise North. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 7/15/2004.


FRED ROGER THOMPSON, 72, passed away Monday, March 27, 2006. Navy veteran of the Korean war Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30th at the J.B. Earthman-Tanglewood Chapel, 5740 San Felipe, with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to the American Heart and Lung Associations. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 3/28/2006 - 3/30/2006.


GLADYS THOMPSON Born April l, l916, deceased May 24, 2006. Spent most of her 90 years in Jal, New Mexico. She was the proprietor of Gladys's Beauty Shop for 50 years. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband M. F. (Chunky) Thompson, her only child, Curtis R. Thompson, and her six brothers and sisters. She was a member of the St. Matthews Catholic church, played bridge at the Inwood Forest Country Club. There will not be any services. She donated her body to the University of Texas Houston Medical School. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle 5/26/2006.


JOSEPH ALVIN "TEX" THOMPSON, JR., 52, died March 27, 2003, in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was born December 12, 1950, in Galveston, Texas to Joseph Alvin and Jane Thompson. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Julie Welsh. Tex was involved in youth baseball wherever he lived; it was one of his many passions. He had a great love of history, travel and especially golf.  A memorial service will be held at 11 o'clock in the morning, Friday, April 4th, 2003 in the chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Aransas and Matagorda National Wildlife Refuge, PO Box 74, Austwell, Texas 77950. A friend to all who met him, Tex never met a stranger. He will be missed by many. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/31/2003.

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CATHERINE S. (KAY) TOMEK, 68 longtime Houston resident, passed away on  May 18, 1996 after having suffered for many years with Alzheimer's Disease.  She was a native of Great Britain, and a resident of Houston since 1958.  She was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, and an employee of Heights Hospital in years past.  She is survived by her husband of 39 1/2 years, Charles F. Tomek, daughters, Patricia A. Tomek of Houston, Sara E. Holbert and husband Mark of Sugar Land, sons David W. Tomek of Austin, Jeffrey C. Tomek and wife, Brenda of Kingwood.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, Robyn N. Tomek of Austin, Tyler H. and Barrett C. Tomek of Kingwood, Ashlyn C. Holbert of Sugar Land; brothers Martin A. Sullivan of London, England, William Sullivan and wife, Jenny, of St Ives, Cornwall, England, sister Teresa Beadle of Dover, England, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives both here and abroad.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 22, 1996 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 4040 Watonga, Houston 77092, Pastor Eugene Heckman officiating.  Interment will take place privately, at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.  In lieu of the usual remembrances, the family suggest that donations be made to either the Alzheimer Association, 6161 Savoy, Houston, Texas 77036, or to the charity of your choice.  PAT H. FOLEY 100 W. 34th St., 869-6261

(“Kay was my friend for 36 years -- she was a pediatrics nurse at Heights Hospital for many years.” Submitted by Betty Lang Walker,  Colorado County, Texas .)


RYAN SCOTT TOMLINSON, age 22, was born August 10, 1981 in Houston, Texas and passed away abruptly in a tragic motorcycle accident, November 6, 2003. Ryan was a Graduate of the Nimitz High School Class of "99" and was a Navy Veteran and a member of the Woodlands Christian Church. Ryan's favorite pastimes were baseball, golf and motorcycles and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his wonderful loving personality and sense of humor and his giving nature and for all the pure joy that he brought to everyone he met. He will live forever in our hearts. Ryan was preceded in death by his grandfather, Edward Burdine. Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 10, 2003 at 10:00 A.M. at Woodlands Christian Church, 1202 North Millbend Dr., The Woodlands, Texas with Rev. Ron Sumter and Rev. Brent Parker officiating. For those who wish in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Woodlands Christian Church Youth Ministry. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 11/8/2003.


ASHLY MICHELLE TURNER, loving mother, precious daughter and granddaughter, sweet sister and friend, passed away November 28, 2003. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm Monday at Niday Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be 11:00am Tuesday, December 2nd, at Christian Temple Assembly of God, 9701 Almeda-Genoa in Houston. Interment will follow in Grand View Memorial Park. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/1/2003. 


BURGER TURNER, born June 11, 1914, passed away May 23, 2006. Services will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2006 @ St. Luke Baptist Church, 8906 Westfield Rd. Visitation will be held from 9:00 - 11:00a.m. Funeral Service will began @ 11:00a.m. Interment - Paradise North Cemetery. www.legacy.com.  Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/29/2006. 

 

DUSTIN ALLEN TURNER, 22, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2005. He trusted Christ as his Savior at a young age. Visitation will be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rosewood Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 6, 2005 at Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 1/4/2005. 

 

ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON TURNER, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2006, surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was born on October 29, 1913, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Bowen and Elizabeth Williamson. After attending Peabody College in Nashville, she married Oscar Turner, Jr. on March 30, 1933, in Dallas, Texas. She was a long-time member of Second Baptist Church, Woodway campus, and was involved in the Ruth, New Adventure and Nothing but the Truth classes over the last twenty years. Elizabeth served as the Pastor's secretary in two local Baptist churches, but her greatest joy was found in being a devoted and loving wife and mother. Elizabeth is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her daughter, Joan Turner West; brother, Bowen Williamson, and sister, Betty Wright. Graveside and burial will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2006, in Dallas, Texas, at Restland Cemetary. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 11, 2006, at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Houston's First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, rememberances can be made in Elizabeth's name to the Ministries Division of Houston's First Baptist Church at 7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX, 77024. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/10/2006. 

 

<>EMERSON H. TURNER, 67, of Bacliff, Texas, passed away at his residence. Mr. Turner was born August 30, 1937, in Houston, Texas. He was school teacher who retired after over 30 years of teaching. He had taught at Lamar High School in Houston and Clear Lake High School. He was a member of the National Forensic League. No services will be held. EMKEN-LINTON FUNERAL HOME 409-945-4444. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/19/2005.


GEORGE ANN TURNER was born 1/2/37 & entered eternal life 4/5/06. George Ann lived her life to its fullest and never met a stranger. She made friends where ever she went. She worked at Texaco for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles B. & George Miller Turner.  She loved her cat "Bella", she enjoyed living in her home in Pearland and going to Senior citizens. She touched many lives & will never be forgotten. Brookside Funeral Home 281-449-6511 arrangements pending. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


H. CROSLEY (HANK) TURNER JR., born June 27, 1930 in Houston, passed away September 5, 2005 in Houston. Hank was a Captain in the U.S. Army and was also active with the Boy Scouts of America and was a Silver Beaver and Scout Master along with Explorer Post Advisor and District Award Merit. He was a teacher from 1966 - 1995 and had a Master's Degree in Technology Education and was a life member of the Association of Houston Technology Education. Hank was a life member of the Harris County Emergency Corp for 30 years where he served as director for 15 years. He was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church where he was active serving as a Laity. Friends may call on Sunday, September 11, 2005 from 5PM - 8PM at American Heritage Funeral Home. Services will be held Monday, September 12, 2005 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gail Harrelson officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Hank's name to the Methodist Children's Home in Waco, Tx. Or Cal Farley's Boys Ranch in Amarillo, Tx. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 9/10/2005. 

 



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REV. BOYACE VAN HARLAN, SR. passed away April 20, 2006. Wake Sunday, April 23, 2006 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Services Monday, April 24, 2006, 11:00 A.M. Both services will be held at the Northside Antioch Baptist Church, 1814 Carr, Houston, TX. Pastor Robert Staggers officiating. Interment, Paradise North Cemetery. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006. 

 

 

MR. SAMUEL J. VAN RHEEN, 75, passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2006 after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure. He was born May 13, 1930 to John Vernon and Helene Nell Gaughan Van Rheen in Paola, Kansas and was raised in Neodesha, Kansas. He was 1949 Class President of Neodesha High School and then attended Pittsburgh State College in Kansas. He served in the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Sergeant. In 1955, he relocated his family to Houston. In 1993, Mr. Van Rheen retired as Director of the Harris County Child Support Department where he had served for 18 years. Prior to Harris County, he was Office Manager for Houston Wholesale Jewelers. Mr. Van Rheen was an active community member of Houston and Pasadena which included being a local coordinator of The United Way, Board Member of Saint Pius Catholic School, Board Member of Houston Cultural Preservation Society, Pasadena Republican Party Precinct Chairman, member of Houston Saengerbund and a volunteer for the San Jacinto Girl Scout Council. Mr. Van Rheen was very involved and supportive of his seven children's sports and extracurricular activities in the Deer Park School District.  A Vigil with Rosary will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 18511 Klein Church Rd, Spring, Texas (281-376-6831). A Funeral Mass will be held at the church on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. A memorial gift may be made in Mr. Van Rheen's name to the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Foster Care Program, 2900 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77006. (713-874-6594). More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006. 


ANDREA LOREN VAUGHN departed this life on May 1, 2002 at the age of 34 years. She was born on July 29, 1967 in Houston, Texas to Paul and Patricia Barrett. Loren was a member of the 1985 graduating class at Deer Park High School. She was deeply loved by all those who knew her and her loss will be greatly felt. Loren is preceded in death by her father Paul Edward Barrett. Family and friends will gather for visitation on Sunday, May 5, 2002 from 6p.m. until 9p.m. at South Park Funeral Home. A service remembrance will be held on Monday, May 6, 2002 at Three O'clock in the afternoon in the chapel of South Park Funeral Home. Loren will be laid to rest in South Park Cemetery following the service. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/4/2002. 

 
NELLIE MAE VAUGHN of Houston, Texas passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at the age of 88. She was born August 6, 1917, in Independence, Missouri to Andrew and Elizabeth Conway Cruwell. Mrs. Vaughn retired as a secretary from the Sears location in downtown Houston, after 40 years of dedicated service. She was a member of the Sears Retirement Group and of AARP. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John H. Vaughn; her sisters, Louise Carson and Emma Cruwell; and her brothers, William and John Cruwell.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 19, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in the Memorial Mission Mausoleum at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Road, with Pastor Bob Collie and Dr. Gene Russell officiating. A visitation with the family will be held one hour prior. Entombment will follow in the Memorial Mission Mausoleum. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Bob Ergenbright, Bill Ergenbright, Robert Richards and Randy Hudson. For those so desiring memorials in honor of Nellie Mae Vaughn may be made to the Houston SPCA, 900 Portway Drive, Houston, Texas 77024. Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/18/2006.
 
 

FLORENCE LOUISE MOSQUINSKI VOIGT, was born to Frank and Malinda Mosquinski on November 11, 1950 in Brenham, Texas and went to be with the Lord after a long battle with cancer at MD Anderson Cancer Center on April 20, 2006 in Houston, Texas. S Visitation will be on Monday April 24th from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a rosary at 7:00 P.M. in the chapel of Earthman Resthaven Funeral 13102 North Freeway. Funeral Mass will be held at Assumption Catholic Church 901 Rose Lane, Noon on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 with interment to follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. A reception will be held in the gymnasium at Assumption Catholic Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend. She will be greatly missed. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.


 


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JAMES ROYCE "Jimmy" WALL, 57, of Channelview lost his courageous battle with cancer on April 20, 2006. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas on February 2, 1949 to J.C. and Mary Wall. James was a Ship Pilot for 17 years and he had also been a Tug Boat Captain. James served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was of the Protestant Faith. He lived a successful life even though he was an amputee. James loved to sail, loved animals but most importantly he loved his family.  Memorials in James name can be given to East Montgomery County Fair Calf Scramble Fund. P.O. Box 704 Porter, TX 77365. The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Earthman Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2006 at Earthman Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Goodnight officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Winnie, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors. 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas. 281-422-8181 To View an obituary and to place a tribute, go to: www.earthmanfunerals.com. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.

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HOUSTON......  Military Funeral services for Willie Dee "Bill" -- ' W. D.' Walker, 79 of Houston were held Tuesday July 8, 2003 at American Heritage Funeral Home in Houston, TX.   Burial was in The Houston National Cemetery.

     "Bill" was born in Prairie Dell, Bell County, TX April 12, 1924,  the 5th child of his parents and passed away Sunday, July 6, 2003 in a Houston Hospital.

     Mr. Walker was born to Ed Lee and Wiley Louise White Walker.  He was the grandson of Bell County Pioneers William Winston "W.W." Walker, Sarah Adams Kirkpatrick Walker, George Prentice "Ponto" White and Mary Ann Cearley White.  Bill spent his youth in the Bell County area.  He lived in Houston for 48 years, where for over 35 years he was a car dealer.  Bill was a private pilot and an avid deer hunter..  He was in the U. S. Army during World War II, serving in the European Theater of Operations with the 442nd Airborne Glider Division.

     Survivors are his wife of  51 years, Lucia "Lucie" Reymen Walker; six brothers, Roy Walker of Colorado Springs, CO., Tommy Walker of Gonzales, Ed Walker of Altair, Claude Hess of Little River, Robert and Jesse Walker, both of Belton: and five sisters, Katie B. Raabe of Moody, Clara Blair of Temple, Dorothy Smith of Salado and Faye Copeland and Cewilla Wolff, both of Belton. Sister-in-law Martha Reymen Lewis Sculley of California;  Nephew Michael Lewis, whom he raised as a son, great niece Dana Marie Lewis, great nephew Kyle Lewis, and many other relatives and close friends.

    Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and step-mother, Lemmie Hess Walker; brothers, A. W. Walker of Nolanville, TX and Fred Hess of Roswell, NM; sisters Ann Estridge of Waco, Evelyn Cohen of San Angelo, TX. and Hettie Raabe of Moody, TX.

(“Bill was my brother in law” --- Betty.  Submitted by Betty Lang Walker,  Colorado County, Texas .)

 


George Robert "Red" Watts, born August 21, 1925 to Robert and Roberta Watts in Jacksonville, Texas, passed away May 29, 2006. "Red", as he was known to many,  Red carried the scars of battle from his service in the U.S. Marines on the island of Pelilu during World War II. He was a locomotive engineer for Southern Pacific for 48 years and left behind a legacy of professionalism. As a devoted member of St. Mark's Methodist Church, Red leaves behind a legacy of devotion to his Lord. His family mourns his passing. We have been enriched by his presence and guidance. The family will receive friends from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Heights Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2006 in the Chapel of Heights Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Texas. More info and 
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/31/2006. 

 
MORNA C. WATTS, 78, passed away June 8, 2006. She was born in Sacramento, CA to Paul and Mary Francis Lynne. Mrs. Watts is a graduate of Ames High School in Ames, Iowa. She also attended Iowa State University where she met and later married Robert Dean Watts. Throughout her life, Mrs. Watts volunteered and donated much of her time to various organizations. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Robert Dean Watts, Sr.  A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM Friday, June 9, 2006 at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home Chapel. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/9/2006.   
 

DAISY BELLE WAUHOP, passed away Friday, April 21, 2006 in Houston, Texas.  The family will be receiving friends from 5-9 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2006 at the Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble, Texas. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel, 2602 Old Humble Rd., Humble, Texas. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Ave., Houston, Texas. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.
 

Ed WENDT, 55, died May 26, 2005, in Houston. He was news editor of the Houston Forward Times. Wendt was a fixture in covering Houston’s black community for the black newspaper for more than two decades even though he was white.
   reprinted from The Texas Press Messenger.


DAVID WILLIS, 59, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2002. He is preceded in death by his father, Russell Willis. . His passion and joy was serving as a Committeeman for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Services will be held at Earthman Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. with viewing from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Education Fund.  More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/11/2002. 
  
 
MARTIN J WILLIS, JR., 64, passed into eternal life Tuesday, April 18, 2006 in Houston, Texas.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 20 in the Library of Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Chapel services will be held on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Houston National Cemetery. Online tributes at www.cyfairfunerals.com More info and Published in Houston Chronicle 4/19/2006.
 
 
MATTHEW DANIEL DUNN WISEMAN, age 18 of Houston passed away Friday. He attended Magnolia Jr. High and High School, and graduated from H.L.A. Visitation will be 6-8 P.M. Monday at Klein Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11 A.M. Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at Klein Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Oklahoma Community Cemetery. More info found and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/23/2006.
 

EDNA JOSEPHINE WOLFE, 81, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2006. She was predeceased by her husband, Austin Price Wolfe. A Funeral service will be held Friday, May 12 at 1:00 PM at the Houston First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Freeway. Interment will immediately follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. A Family Gathering will be held at Linda's home following the burial. Online Tributes at www.cyfairfunerals.com. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/11/2006.   


JEAN WOLFE, 65, died May 17, 2003. She was active in the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Multiple Sclerosis Association, Soap Box Derby, Foresters, My Friends Foundation and many other civic groups. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 3:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Tallowood Baptist Church, with Rev. Larry Bertrand, officiating. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/20/2003.  
 

GREGORY WILLIAM WOOD, 47, of San Antonio, passed away on August 17, 2005.  The energy gas trading industry has lost a brother and a beloved friend. Services for Greg will be held at noon on Saturday, August 20 at Castle Hill Christian Church, 6209 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78213. Contributions in memory of Greg can be made to Castle Hill Christian Church.  More information and Published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/19/2005. 
 
  
RANDY WOOD passed away on September 9th, 2004. A long-time Houston resident, Randy worked as a carpenter and cabinet-maker throughout his life. He was also an avid outdoorsman who supported Ducks Unlimited and the CCA. A celebration of Randy Wood's life will be held at Nottingham Forest Country Club, 325 Kickerillo Dr., Houston, Tx 77079 on Saturday September 18th at 1:00 pm. The family requests flowers not be sent. A fund will be set up for Daniel Wood at Woodforest National Bank-Magnolia. For further info call: Frank Lucco & Assoc. 281-596-0066 or visit www.franklucco.com/ Randy_Wood.htm. More info and Published in the Houston Chronicle from 9/15/2004 - 9/17/2004. 
 

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