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OBITUARIES - JULY 2011

 

NOTE:  Not in alphabetical order.

 

BENNY RAY MATCHETT
Benny Ray Matchett passed from this life on July 31, 2011at the age of 78 in Madisonville, TX. He was born on April 22, 1933 in Kennard, TX to James and Dora Matchett. Benny is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Audrey Diane Matchett; brother, Donald Matchett; and sister, Inez McLaughlin. Benny is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Audrey Matchett; 2 daughters, Tammy Kaye Henry and husband Chris, and Pamela Jean Yocham and husband Danny; 4 grandchildren, Sydney Henry, Miller Henry, Austin Yocham and wife Kaylan, and Hunter Yocham and wife Lacy; 1 expected great-grandchild; and brother, Bill Matchett. Benny was a long time business owner in Houston, and has served as the interim pastor for the 1st Baptist Church of Presidio, as well as district secretary of the Rural Rail District. He loved traveling the world, and raising animals. Benny will be missed, his memory cherished by all who knew and loved him. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in The Chapel of Grand View Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m., with interment to follow in Grand View Memorial Park.

 

MARVIN JUNIOR EASLEY

Marvin Junior Easley, age 81 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2011 at Community Care Center in Crockett.  He was born April 26, 1930 in Houston County on the Murray Farm Sand Ridge to John Daniel Easley and Eva Perkins Easley.  He met and married Evelyn Johnson January 30, 1953 to this union five children were born.  Survivors include his sons, William Dan Easley and wife Rita of Porter Springs, Marvin Wayne Easley and wife Michelle of Latexo, and John Marvin Easley of Crockett; daughter Judy Ann Easley of Crockett; brother Julian Ramirez; sisters, Dell Wolf of Jacksonville, Helen Kilpatrick and Bobbie Easley, both of Crockett.  Preceded in death by his parents John Daniel Easley and Eva Perkins Easley; wife Evelyn Johnson Easley; daughter Wanda Chance; sisters Margaret Fritzgerald and Wanda Faye; brothers Earl Easley, Jessie Easley; Elvis Easley and Billy Ray Easley. Funeral services for Marvin Junir Easley were held Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10:00 am in Percilla Evergreen Church in Percilla with the Rev. Dewayne Thornton officiating.  Interment followed in Percilla Evergreen Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Mike Omelina, Pete Miles, George Easley, Curtis Lockhart, Danny Dise and Jerry Dise.

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GEORGE TRENTON SNODGRASS

Services for George Trenton Snodgrass age 89 of Grapeland will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Missionary Baptist Church, Grapeland with Pastor Albert Munsinger officiating. Burial will follow in Grapeland City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster. Mr. Snodgrass died Sunday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was born July 4, 1921 in Hutchinson, KS., to Bert and Letha Snodgrass. He was one of four children. Mr. Snodgrass was an aviation mechanic and worked for Hyde Aviation and Metro Airlines. He was a member of the Grapeland Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Snodgrass served in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was married for 55 years to Faye, who preceded him in death in 2001. He is survived by two sons, Trenton and Clifton, daughters-in-law Joey and Alana, three grandchildren, Holly, Dana, and Terren, four great grandchildren, Sam, Lillie, Will and Lucy. Pallbearers will be Thomas Smallwood, Matt Micheletti, Jim French, Terren Snodgrass, Dale Fogle and Bob Jones. Condolence calls will be received from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at Bailey & Foster Chapel, Grapeland.

 

ERIC PYEATT

Services for Eric “Possum” Pyeatt age 29 will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Bailey & Foster Chapel, Grapeland with Will Yates officiating. Burial will follow in Weches Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster. Mr. Pyeatt died Tuesday in Grapeland. He was born December 27, 1981 in Crockett to Fred and Pat Cooper Pyeatt. Mr. Pyeatt worked as a technician for Whitehead Heat & Air. He attended the Cowboy Church in Grapeland. Mr. Pyeatt is survived by his parents Fred and Pat Pyeatt, grandmother Jean Cooper, great grandmother Mildred Ivey, two daughters Heaven Lee Paquette and Katie Goolsby, a sister Salina Bryan and husband Chris, brother John Amos, four nephews and numerous aunts and uncles. Pallbearers will be Caleb Luce, Kyle Luce, Jonathan Ellington, Brody Bogan, Jeremy Bobbitt and Andrew Leamons. Condolence calls will be received from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday at Bailey & Foster Chapel, Grapeland.

 

DOROTHY ELAINE (HUDSON) GOOLSBY

Funeral services for Dorothy Elaine Goolsby 70 of Grapeland, will be held 10:00 AM Thursday at Christ Essential Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Christ Essential Baptist Church. Mrs. Goolsby passed away Sunday in Lufkin. She was born April 22, 1941 in Houston County, to Ollie Hudson and Peggy Elite Young Stehle. She was owner of Dot’s Beauty Shop and a member of Christ Essential Baptist Church. Mrs. Goolsby was preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her husband Bruce Goolsby of Grapeland, father Ollie Hudson of Percilla, daughter Susan Kay Goolsby of Harker Heights, sons James Bruce Goolsby of Richmond and Kevin Lee Goolsby and wife Melanie of Latexo, daughter-in-law Kathy Oliver of Latexo, sister Billy Sue Jackson of Percilla, six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

 

ARTHUR RICH

Arthur “Noel” Rich, age 91, of Grapeland, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Cartmell Home For The Aged in Palestine, Texas. Noel was born December 24, 1919, in Fairmont, West Virginia. After graduating from high school Noel had a variety of interesting occupations eventually traveling to Texas. He retired as a heavy equipment operator from Monsanto Chemical Company, Texas City, Texas and moved to Grapeland to become a rancher where he thoroughly enjoyed the country life. Noel was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Grapeland. Survivors include his wife Lurlene Shirley Rich of Grapeland, daughter Sandra Woolsey and husband Wayland of Grapeland, step-daughter Maridelle Shirley of Elkhart, step-son Randall (“Randy”) Shirley of Elkhart; grand daughters Terre Lynn Dyche and husband George of Buford, GA, Angie Gray and husband Randall of Pasadena, TX and Jamie Annette Jones of Hurst, TX; grandchildren by marriage Douglas Woolsey and wife Dawn of Bacliff, TX, Kimberly August of La Marque, TX, Kelly DeGraaf and husband Craig of League City, TX; sister Marjorie Harrell of Cedar Park, TX and brother L.C. (“Buddy”) Rich and wife Suzanne of Texas City, TX. Numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other beloved relatives. Noel loved his family and never met a stranger. His outstretched hand and offer of friendship will always be remembered. Noel was preceded in death by his parents Arthur James Rich and wife Lula Viola “Springer” Rich, wife Bobbie Jean (Troxlar) Rich and infant son Larry Noel Rich; grandson by marriage Danny Allen Woolsey; brother Carl David Rich and wife Edith of Indiana, sister June Curtis and husband Tom of Florida. Viewing will be at Bailey & Foster Chapel, 415 Hwy 287 N, Grapeland, Texas Friday evening, July 22, 2011 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., with funeral services to be held at Percilla Community Church, 16005 FM 2022 N, Grapeland, TX 75844 at 10:00 a.m., July 23, 2011, with Rev. Kenny Bush and Rev. Bill Denham officiating, with interment following in the Antrim Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Nacogdoches Treatment Center, 119 Hughes Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

 

COLETON LEE SANDERS

Graveside services for Coleton Lee Sanders 20 of Grapeland will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at Davis Cemetery with Bro. Davey Hobson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster. Mr. Coleton passed away Monday in Tyler. He was born February 2, 1991 in Crockett, to Philip and Christie Yates Sanders. He was a self-employed mechanic. Mr. Colton was preceded in death by grandparent Billy Stroud. He is survived by his parents Philip and Christie Sanders of Elkhart, grandparents Richard and Sybil Sanders of Grapeland, Tana Stroud of Grapeland and Larry Yates of Grapeland, fiance Brittany Roberts of Elkhart, aunt Michele Sanders of Grapeland, special cousins Diana Theisinger and husband John of Virginia and Isabela Gate of Tyler.

 

CAROLYN VAUGHAN ALEXANDER

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Vaughan Alexander will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Oak Forest Baptist Church in Houston with Dr. Richard Walters officiating.  Graveside funeral services will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Corinth Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Forest Baptist Church c/o Music Department.  Mrs. Carolyn Vaughan Alexander, age 71, of Houston, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011 in the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.  She was born September 9, 1939 in Houston County, Texas and had been a resident of Houston since 1963.  Mrs. Alexander was a housewife and a member of the Oak Forest Baptist Church in Houston.  Survivors include husband, Johnny Alexander of Houston; son, Robin Alexander of Houston; granddaughter, Jessica “J. J.” Alexander of Magnolia; brother, Glen H. Vaughan of Kennard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Preceded in death by son, Randy Alexander; parents, Charlie and Mary Lee Vaughan and sister-in-law, Janet Vaughn.  Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Vaughan Alexander will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Oak Forest Baptist Church in Houston with Dr. Richard Walters officiating.  Graveside funeral services will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Corinth Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Forest Baptist Church c/o Music Department, .1700 West 43rd, Houston, Texas 77018

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BEVERLY JEAN COLLIER GLOVER
Mrs. Beverly Jean Collier Glover, age 79 of Lovelady, formerly of Clute, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011 in Hospice in the Pines Inpatient Unit in Lufkin. Mrs. Glover was born February 10, 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama and had lived in Lovelady since 2003, previously living in Clute. Mrs. Glover had worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse having retired from Brazosport Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Lovelady Church of Christ. Survivors include her sister Charlotte Jones and husband Claude, of Lovelady; brothers John Collier and wife Betty, of Hope, Ark. and David Collier, Sr. and wife Betty, of Lovelady; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Glen S. Glover; parents Jesse W. and Blanche Collier; and brother William Garvey Collier. Funeral Services for Mrs. Beverly Jean Collier Glover were held Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Church of Christ with Mr. Randy Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904 or Antioch Cemetery Association, 4846 C. R. 3455, Lovelady, Texas 75851. Condolences for Mrs. Glover may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

FERRELL DORA FELDER THOMAS
Mrs. Ferrell Dora Felder Thomas, age 86 of Crockett passed away of congestive heart failure on Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Houston at North Cypress Medical Center. Mrs. Thomas was born in Houston, Texas on November 8, 1924 to Henry Howard Felder and Desta A. Williams Felder. Her father was a choir director of various Assembly of God churches for most of his life, so naturally Ferrell’s secondary interest was singing. She had a strong alto voice and sang God's praises with various gospel quartets in the South Texas, Louisiana and Florida area. Mrs. Thomas and the love of her life, Will Thomas, loved the area around Houston County and her grandmother founded a church that exists still today in Grapeland: Felder's Chapel. She loved to sing, she loved to laugh, she loved to appreciate God's creation, she loved a good game (whether it was dominoes, cards, or even football). But the primary passion and driving force of her life was to be a servant and coworker in the ministry of Jesus Christ. He was the Rock on which she built her life and what a strong foundation He has been. She was active in the “fields of harvest in the Kingdom of God on earth” until her days were completed, fittingly, for at least the past decade, here at Harvest Church in Crockett. She lived her life in accordance with her faith and her faith was Strong as was her love for People. She was known variously as "Sister Ferrell," "Miss Ferrell," "Miss Thomas", "Grandma Ferrell," "Mom," just plain "Ferrell," and by other terms of endearment. She loved generously with words and action and to really know her was to know of her love for her Savior, His Word, and her love for you…and to love her in return. Survivors include her sons James Thomas, of Crockett, Kevin Thomas and wife Melody, of Katy, Randy Thomas and wife Amy, of Houston and Lamar Thomas and wife Stacy, of Keller; grandchildren Jennifer Jones, of Katy, Kolby Thomas, of New Waverly, Danielle Thomas, of Keller, Luke Thomas, of Houston, Faith Thomas, of Keller, Ben Thomas, of Houston, Callie Shugart and Samantha Coveney, both of Katy; great-grandchildren Ethan Jones and Aidan Jones, both of Katy; sisters Geraldine Young, of Houston, Doreen Poling, of Austin, Nina Ponfick, of Nursery and Lynn Tullos, of Richmond; brothers Ralph Felder, of Fort Worth and Mark Felder, of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Will Thomas; sons Richard V. Thomas, Gerald H. Zeigler; and brothers Melvin Felder and Howard Felder. Funeral Services for Mrs. Ferrell Dora Felder Thomas were held Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvest Church with the Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery. Condolences for Mrs. Thomas may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

GEORGE EDWARD IVINS
Mr. George Ivins, age 71 of Weldon, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011 in the Triumph Hospital in Tomball. Mr. Ivins was born May 22, 1940 in Weldon, Texas and had lived all of his lifetime in Weldon. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Ivins retired having worked in Pipeline Construction as a Heavy Equipment Operator and was a member of the Weldon Baptist Church. Survivors include his brother Lytlejohn Ivins and wife Ann, of Tomball; sister Doris Crowson and husband Wayne, of Dickinson; brother-in-law Doyle Hutcherson and wife Helen, of Tomball; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Travis and Hazel Ivins; brother Rayford Ivins; and sister Jan Hutcherson. Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. George Ivins were held Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Weldon Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Westbury officiating. Condolences for Mr. Ivins may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JONNY PAUL STEWART
Mr. Jonny Paul Stewart, age 74 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. Mr. Stewart was born September 21, 1936 in Lovelady and had lived in Houston County most of his lifetime. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Lovelady Baptist Church. Mr. Stewart also was a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Kathryn May Stewart, of Crockett; son Wayne Stewart and wife Barbara, of Crockett; grandchildren Chase Zachary Stewart and Ciara Vera Stewart, of Crockett; brothers Bobby Lee Stewart and wife Avalon, of Lovelady, Billy Ray Stewart and wife Rosemary, of Houston and Donald Harold “Dude” Stewart and wife Shirley, of Lovelady; sisters-in-law Cynthia Mitchell and husband Kenneth, of Crockett and Brenda May Lewis, of Trinity; brother-in-law Eugene May, of Oceanside, Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents Sherman and Sylvia Stewart; sister Melba Stewart Beard; nephew Johnny Lee Stewart; father-in-law and mother-in-law Leonard and Kathleen May; and sister-in-law Frances McManus. Funeral Services for Mr. Jonny Paul Stewart were held Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harvest Church with the Rev. Dennis Lowery and the Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Condolences for Mr. Stewart may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CLARA FAYE WILLIAMS
Mrs. Clara Faye Williams, age 86 of Texas City, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at Mainland Medical Center. Mrs. Williams was born December 2, 1924 in Center Hill, Texas. She was a retired school teacher, a member of Mainland Church of Christ, and Mainland Morning Quilt Guild. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred S. Williams. Survivors include her sons Mike Williams and Cathy Bain and Fred Williams Jr. and wife Sue; daughter Jan Carraway and husband Bill; brother James Platt and wife Hazel; sister Beth Sherman; grandchildren Courtney Barrett and husband David, Tara Verm and husband Rodney, Amanda Roman and husband George, Kaylin Petras and husband Dwayne, Kassie Hajovsky and husband Clay, and Andrew Williams; great-grandchildren Hunter Williams, Makayla Verm, Lauren Verm, and Parker Petras; numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral Services for Mrs. Clara Faye Williams were held Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Graveside Service were followed at 4:00 p.m. at the Center Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Mainland Church of Christ, 4801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591. Emken-Linton Funeral Home

EUGENIA (JEAN) PLETKA MATHER
Mrs. Eugenia (Jean) Pletka Mather, age 94 of Chickasha, Oklahoma, formerly of Crockett, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 in the Glen Haven Retirement Village in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Mrs. Mather was born October 5, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado. She graduated from Mesa Junior College and taught school in Western Colorado. Mrs. Mather had a variety of occupations and ended her career as a social worker for the Texas Department of Welfare. She was active in the Magnolia Garden Club and Phythian Sisters. Mrs. Mather was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett where she was the founding member of the Builder’s Class, past president of the Methodist Women and was active in the Young at Hearts Club. Art was a passion, beadwork, needlework, water colors, oils, etc. She traveled to Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada and throughout the United States. Survivors include her daughter Linda Walker and husband James D., of New Orleans, La.; son Mike Mather and wife Jeanne, of Chickasha, Okla.; grandchildren Heidi Rice, Elizabeth Walker, Robert Dayton Mather and Jacquelyn Hutzell; great-grandchildren Sydney Walker, Lara Rice, John David Rice, Lana Rice and Dayton Mather; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by heer husband Ralph Mather in January 2010. Funeral Services for Mrs. Eugenia (Jean) Pletka Mather were held Friday, July 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Crockett with the Rev. Earl Cantrelle officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 984, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Mather may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DOROTHY LOU BEAVERS ENGLISH
Mrs. Dorothy Lou Beavers English, age 83, passed away on Saturday July 2, 2011 in Sherman, Texas. Mrs. English was born March 5, 1928 in Crockett, Texas. The only child of Dock and Mary Sue Beavers, Mrs. English was raised in the Shady Grove Community east of Crockett. She graduated from Crockett High School in 1945. After graduation, she worked with the United States Veterans program in Crockett and later worked for the First National Bank in Crockett until 1982. On August 18, 1946 she and Charles E. English were united in marriage which lasted over 63 years until his death on December 28, 2009. In 1982 Mrs. English was elected County Clerk of Houston County and was re-elected in 1986. In 1990 she retired from public service and relocated with her husband to Nacogdoches, Texas where they resided until his death. In 2010 she relocated to Sherman, Texas where she resided at the Renaissance Retirement Center until her death. Mrs. English was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, Texas and the Order of Eastern Star 509. She previously served as Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in both Lovelady and Crockett. Survivors include her sons Dr. Charles Keith English and wife Debbie, of Rockville, Md. and Dr. Ken English and wife Lauren, of Sherman; grandchildren Stacey English, Christina English and husband Christopher Smith, of Rockville, Md., Lance English, of College Station, Clay English, of Burlington, Vt. and Meredith Ladd and husband Craig, of Ardmore, Okla.; great-grandchildren Chandler, Collin, and Alec Ladd; brothers-in-law Homer L. English, of Crockett and Cecil Ray English and wife Carol, of Farmers Branch; nieces and nephews Jayne Hillhouse, of Lufkin and Donna Sue English, Michael English, and April English, of Farmers Branch. Preceded in death by her husband Charles E. English; and parents Dock and Mary Sue Beavers. Funeral Services for Mrs. Dorothy Lou Beavers English were held Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel in Crockett. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett. Condolences for Mrs. English may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

GEORGE TRENTON SNODGRASS
Mr. George Trenton Snodgrass, age 89 of Grapeland, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Mr. Snodgrass was born July 4, 1921 in Hutchinson, KS., to Bert and Letha Snodgrass. He was one of four children. Mr. Snodgrass was an aviation mechanic and worked for Hyde Aviation and Metro Airlines. He was a member of the Grapeland Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Snodgrass served in the Army Air Corp during WWII. Survivors include his two sons Trenton and Clifton; daughters-in-law Joey and Alana; three grandchildren Holly, Dana, and Terren; four great-grandchildren Sam, Lillie, Will and Lucy. Preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Faye Snodgrass in 2001. Funeral Services for Mr. George Trenton Snodgrass will be held Friday, July 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church in Grapeland with Pastor Albert Munsinger officiating. Interment will follow in Grapeland City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Thomas Smallwood, Matt Micheletti, Jim French, Terren Snodgrass, Dale Fogle and Bob Jones. To view online, leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com Bailey&Foster Funeral Home FLORENCE JEAN HUGHS Mrs. Florence Jean Hughs, age 64 of Jacinto City, passed away from this life Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Mrs. Hughs was born May 5, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas to Lawrence Pickney Cudd and Dorothy M. (Mann) Cudd. She had retired in 2007 from Baker Hughes Tool after 10 plus years. Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Joe Don Hughs, Sr.; children Joe Hill and wife Andria, Julie Maldonado and husband Steve, Joe Don Hughs, Jr. and wife Debra, Travis Russell Hughs and wife Peggy, Christopher Cudd and wife Letty, Stacey Bryant and husband Gene, and Phyllis Taylor and husband Bobby; brothers and sisters Sissy Michael, Carol Davis, Larry Cudd, Shirley Hodges, Roger Cudd and Brian Cudd; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and dear friends. Preceded in death by her parents Lawrence Pickney Cudd and Dorothy M. (Mann) Cudd. Funeral Services for Mrs. Florence Jean Hughs was held Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Carter Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at 4:30 p.m. in Evergreen Cemetery in Percilla. Go to www.carterfuneral-houston.com to leave online condolences. Carter Funeral Home

SAMMIE LOUISE STERNS
Mrs. Sammie Louise Sterns, age 84 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett. Mrs. Sterns was born April 14, 1927 in Crockett, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime. She was a retired bookkeeper and attended the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her daughter-in-law Peggy Martin, of Houston; grandchildren Steven Leon Martin, of Katy, Paul Todd Martin, of Spring and Anthony Wayne Rutledge, of Houston; great-grandchildren Heather King, Kourtnie Shrader and Justin Poiencot, Leah Martin and Kenzee Martin; brother-in-law Jerry Fulenwider, of San Antonio; sisters-in-law Pat Sterns, of Willis and Frieda Thompson, of Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband Leon E. “Sonny” Sterns; son Michael L. Martin; parents Dave and Ethel Thompson; sisters and brothers-in-law Albertine Morgan and husband Herbert Morgan, Janie Hendricks and husband Rex Hendricks; and brother David Thompson, Jr. Funeral Services for Mrs. Sammie Louise Sterns were held Friday, July 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tom Spath officiating. Interment will follow in the Corinth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761. Condolences for Mrs. Sterns may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

 

ALLEN EDWARD WHITTLE

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