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Robert Clarence Heath

Robert Clarence Heath, age 91 passed away peacefully on Monday, October 17, 2011 with his loving family by his side. He was born on July 13, 1920.

Robert served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the United States Navy in 1968.


He is preceded in death by one son, William Warren Heath.

Robert leaves behind his family to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Betty G. Heath; one son, Gary E. (Janet) Heath of Corpus Christi; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston Co., Texas.
 

 

Ann M. Putman
Rev. Ann McCelvey Putman of Hiltons, Virginia slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus on the evening of September 24, 2011.

Born in Crockett, Texas, she was the daughter of Chester and Ellen Brightman McCelvey. She met and married Jim Putman in Phoenix, Arizona in March of 1996. She had resided in Virginia for several years, ministering with her pastor husband in Russell and Scott Counties. She was a noted author, a speaker, and a teacher, and loved to tell her stories about Jesus. She touched and changed the lives of everyone she got near.

She is survived by her husband Jim Putman; sister, Bonnie Cadwell; step-daughters, Laura Cree (and Michael Cree), Julie Wellman, and several grand children, nephews, and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 29 at Scott County Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Bill Porter officiating.

Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Putman family.

 

James Yarbrough (1938 - 2011)


Retired Major, James C. Yarbrough , passed away March 16, 2011.

 

Survived by son, Jack; grandchildren, Jade and Jared; sister, Terry, and James's companion Joyce.

 

James served two tours of duty in Vietnam and trained soldiers as an Army Battalion Executive Officer. He later was a JROTC instructor in the HISD. We are all proud of the sacrifices he made to his country, family and friends.

 

Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Advantage Funeral Home Wednesday, 8am till 10:45 am. Graveside service with full military honors to follow at 12:00 noon at the Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warriors Project.


GLYN B. COOK

Funeral services for Mr. Glyn B. Cook, age 89, of Crockett, will be held Monday, April 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Sunday evening 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.

Mr. Glyn B. Cook, age 89, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011 in Crockett. He was born September 19, 1921 to William Hull Cook and Minnie Mae Brewton Cook of Porter Springs and lived in Houston County where he graduated from Crockett High School in 1938. On February 1, 1941 he married his sweetheart Georgie Lavenia McDonald and recently celebrated 70 years of marriage. He was a World War II U. S. Army veteran having served in the China-Burma-India Theatre. After his return from the war he and his wife and three young sons lived in Nacogdoches before locating to Houston where he worked for Armco Steel until his retirement in 1977. He enjoyed his retirement years living in the the Ash Community, working in his garden, tending his livestock, and volunteering in the Ash and Austonio communities where he had many friends. He attended the Ash Church of Christ with his wife.

He was known in the community as “B” Cook, but his grandchildren affectionately called him Pawpaw. They loved and respected him and always knew there was room for one more on “Pawpaw’s knee.” He loved and was proud of them all.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Georgie Lavenia McDonald Cook of the Ash Community; sons, Glyn McDonald Cook and wife, Norma of The Woodlands, William Michael Cook and wife, Emma of Bryan, Jimmie Lynn Cook and wife, Susan of New Waverly; grandchildren, Traci Cook Lee and husband, Richard of Fort Worth, Jeffrey Cook of Alexandria, Virginia, William Michael Cook, Jr. and wife, Missy of Houston, Mark Willis Cook and wife, Tracey of Pennsylvania, Christopher Scott Cook and wife, Kristi of Pflugerville, Marcy Rebecca Pullen and husband, Lucas of Oxford, Maryland; great-grandchildren, Barrett, Stephanie and Kale, Brandy, Maggie and Bryan, Alyson, Emily, John Thomas, Ethan, Tucker, Cheyenne and Levi; great-great-grandchildren, Fletcher, Brooklyn, Anderson, Brayden and Bradley; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Anna Caryn Cook; parents, William Hull Cook and Minnie Mae Brewton Cook; four brothers and four sisters.

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ANN BOULWARE

Mrs. Ann Boulware, age 82, of Kennard, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. She was born October 30, 1928 in New Mexico and had lived in Kennard. Mrs. Boulware was a housewife.

 

Survivors include husband of 62 years, Bill Boulware of Kennard; son, Jerry Boulware and wife, Dottie of Whitehouse; grandchildren, Jerry Boulware, Jr. and wife, Tonia of Whitehouse, Cody Boulware and wife, Tiffany of Tyler, Eric Boulware and wife, Holli of Portsmouth, Virginia; great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Ashlyn, Hanna, Jade, Kaden, Eliza, Grayson and Carlyle; sisters, Rosie Brown, Charlotte Kallenbach, Norma Milburn, Gladys Goodwin and Bonnie Salazar; brothers, Leonard Baker, LeRoy Salazar and Gene Salazar; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

Preceded in death by sons, Dale Boulware and David Boulware.

 

Memorial services for Mrs. Ann Boulware will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Durham officiating.

 

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HAZEL BLACKMON

May 3, 2011

 

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Blackmon, age 95, of Irving, formerly of Palestine, will be held Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the McCarter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Believers in Christ Building Fund, 2104 State Hwy 155, Palestine, TX 75803.

 

Mrs. Hazel Adelle Luce Blackmon, age 95, of Irving, formerly of Palestine, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011 in the Hearthstone Assisted Living Facility in Irving. Mrs. Blackmon was born January 18, 1916 in Houston County, Texas and was living in Irving, previously living in Palestine. She was a retired railroad wife (that is a lot like being a military wife) and had retired from Montgomery Wards in Houston. She was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Auxiliary and Believers in Christ Church in Palestine. Survivors include daughters, Yvonne Blackmon and Neva Rae Blackmon; son, Sherril Blackmon and wife, Faye; Preceded in death by husband, Samuel Floyed Blackmon, infant daughter and parents, John R. and Candis Ellen (Knox) Luce .

 

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Adelle Luce Blackmon will be held Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the McCarter Cemetery with Harold Fox officiating. Interment will follow. Pallbearers are W. R. (Butch) Blackmon, Roye L. Blackmon, John Ledbetter, James Buzbee, Johnnie Campbell,Daniel O’Bannon and Clinton Blackmon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Believers in Christ Building Fund, 2104 State Hwy 155, Palestine, TX 75803.

 

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LAURA ZUCKERO

May 4, 2011

 

Graveside funeral services for Ms. Laura Zuckero, age 25, of Crockett, will be held Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. in the New Energy Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

Laura Leigh Zuckero, age 25, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011. Laura was born May 23, 1985 in Trinity, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Crockett. She had worked for Ames Fried Chicken as a cashier. Laura attended Harvest Church and Assembly of God Church in Crockett. Survivors include children, Samantha Leigh Zuckero of Crockett, Victoria Elizabeth Zuckero of Crockett, Alexis Nicole Zuckero of Crockett; mother, Margaret Jane Ramirez of Crockett; brother, Thomas Lynn Keys of Crockett; sisters, Jessica Maria Zuckero of Crockett, Melissa Pearl Johnston of Crockett and Martha Jane Ortiz of Crockett; grandmother, Barbara Jane Lucas and husband, Juan Carlos Vasquez of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by father, Jimmy Lynn Keys; great-grandmother, Jessie Bell Stringfellow and grandfather, Leonard Lucas.

 

Graveside funeral services for Laura Leigh Zuckero will be held Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. in the New Energy Cemetery with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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SYBLE ALYNE MILLS GRESHAM

May 4, 2011

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Syble Alyne Mills Gresham will be held Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00 p. m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ivie Cemetery Associaiton or Davis Cemetery Association Grapeland.

 

Mrs. Syble Alyne Mills Gresham, age 85, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Gresham was born January 6, 1926 in Houston County, Texas and had lived in Crockett for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern in Crockett Chapter # 509. Mrs. Gresham was a housewife and had retired as an executive secretary in Houston. She attended Community Full Gospel Church.

 

Survivors include daughter, Cynthia Puckett and husband, Robert of Doddridge, Arkansas; brother, Ernie Mills and wife, Harriet of Sugar Land; sister, Maxine Vogler and husband, Norris of Rosenberg; niece, Terri Vogler; sisters-in-law, Sue McCormick of Crockett, Delphia Mills of Oregon; grandchildren, Debbie Kelley and husband, Steve of Houston, David Puckett and wife, Laura of Doddridge, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Colton Kelley, Cody Kelley, Logan Puckett, Ashton Puckett, Ethan Puckett and Brianna Puckett; great-great-granddaughter, Madeline Chloe Puckett; great-great-grandson, James Henry Puckett; numerous other nieces, nephews and relatives.

 

Preceded in death by husband, J. B. Gresham, parents, Henry and Mable Mills; brother, James Ford Mills and step-son, Jasen Gresham

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Syble Alyne Mills Gresham will be held Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Robert Puckett officiating. Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ivie Cemetery Association, 2502 F. M. 357, Kennard, Tx. 75847 or Davis Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 112, Grapeland, Tx. 75847.

 

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KATIE FENTON THOMPSON

May 4, 2011

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Fenton Thompson, age 92, of Crockett, will be held Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

Mrs. Katie Thompson , age 92, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in the Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. Mrs. Thompson was born August 9, 1918 in Kountze, Texas and the majority of her life was spent in Crockett among her beloved East Texas pines. She married Robert Donald Thompson III in 1940. During World War II when R. D. was shipped out, she worked on the U. S. Naval base in Corpus Christi and thoroughly enjoyed it there and also worked on a naval base in Florida for a time and loved it there. After the war, she returned to Crockett, Texas. Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker and actively pursued her livestock career working the sale barn in both Crockett and Palestine. After working the sale barn, she then pursued raising cows of her own along with her husband for many years on their property which was affectionately known as the “FUNNY FARM.” She enjoyed gardening, fishing, feeding the animals and bottled fed many a calf. Mrs. Thompson was a fine lady that was plain spoken in a few words but always willing to push the envelope if you tested her. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Crockett.

 

Survivors include adopted son, Paul St. Charles of Dallas and his brother, Peter St. Charles of Dallas; cousin, Mikala (Micki) Fenton of Grants, New Mexico; special friends, Jesse and Wanda Stephens of Kennard, Jason, Gaylene, Katy and Hunter Allen of Crockett, Sam Gilder of Kennard, Bennie Gilder of Kennard, Maxine Brown of Crockett, Dan and Gaylia Woolley of Crockett; other family members, Duanna and Terry Dwire of Austin, Charles and Doris Lloyd of Crosby, Vicky Lloyd of Houston, Sonny and Sammie Stearns of Grapeland; adopted grandson, John Paul St. Charles of Austin and nieces and nephews, McKenzie Rose St. Charles of Austin and twins, Spencer and Connor St. Charles of Stinnett; numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by husband, R. D. Thompson; parents, Ernest Jack and Jessie Lillian Fenton and brother, Cecil Fenton.

 

Funeral services for Mr. Katie Thompson will be held Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tom Spath officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

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BONNIE MINTER GREEN PAYNE

May 9, 2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Minter Green Payne, age 71, of Crockett, will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating. Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Mrs. Bonnie Minter Green Payne, age 71, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Payne was born September 30, 1939 in Leon County, Texas and had lived in Crockett most of her lifetime. She was retired having worked as a secretary for Northland Cable and was a member of the San Pedro Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include son, Tony Green of Crockett and daughter, Regina and Tim Boyd of Centerville; grandchildren Cody Green of Jacksonville, Florida, Chance Green of Valdosta, Georgia, Chelsea Low and fiance’, Chase Freeman of Latexo and Derek Low of Nacogdoches; step-daughters, Kathy Gehm and husband, John of Dallas, Vicki Sweet of Bastrop and Dena Vallas and husband, Wayne of Irving; brother, Ferrell Minter and wife, Ann of Latexo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

Preceded in death by husband, Sherry Green; husband, Ken Payne; parents, L. E. Minter, Sr. and Mae Minter; brother, L .E. Minter, Jr. and sister, Essie Ray.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Minter Green Payne will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway – Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating. Interment will follow in the New Energy Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

 

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SHIRLEY WELLS

May 9, 2011

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Wells will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Church of Christ. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Shirley Ann Wells, age 75, of Lovelady, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011 in the Cartmell Nursing Home in Palestine. Mrs. Wells was born August 6, 1935 in Lovelady, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Lovelady. She was a member of the Lovelady Church of Christ and had worked as a tax assessor for Lovelady Independent School District. Mrs. Wells enjoyed quilting, sewing reading and loved her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include daughter, Lynne Erickson and husband, Bubba of Crockett; step-sons, Kenneth Wells and wife, Dianne of Gulfport, Mississippi, Fred Wells and wife, Barbara of Houston; step-daughter, Dixie Ann Swearinger and husband, Lee of Victoria; grandchildren, Glen Charbula, Kristian Johnson, Lisa Rainy, LeAnne Barfield, Aundie Gunnels and husband, Jeff, John Erickson, Julie Erickson, Jason Sieler, Brandon Wells, Heather Wells; brother, Roy Smith of Lovelady; great-grandchildren, Tanner Gunnels, Garrett Gunnels, Hayden Erickson , Cy Erickson and Jackson Wells; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

Preceded in death by husband of 53 years, W. R. “Pete” Wells; parents, Burke and Leila (Click) Smith and brother, Jimmy Smith.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Ann Wells will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Church of Christ with Mr. Randy Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

 

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THOMAS EDWARD (EDD) KENLEY

May 9, 2011

 

Thomas Edward (Edd) Kenley of Crockett (formerly of Lufkin) was born January 18, 1924 in Diboll, Texas to Sidney Walters Kenley and David Crockett Kenley. He died on May 7, 2011 at his home on the Kenley’s Mustang Prairie Ranch near Austonio.

 

Edd moved from Diboll to Lufkin at age 12 into the bluebonnet house on East Shepherd Avenue. He graduated from Lufkin High School in 1941 and went to Texas A&M University for a year and a half, and at the beginning of World War II, Edd returned to Lufkin and in 1943 received his private pilot license, commercial pilot license and flight instructor license. He loved flying and continued to be active as a pilot through the remainder of his life only having to give it up as his health subsided in his later years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. After his service to the Navy, he continued his education at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BBA in 1949. He returned to Lufkin and joined his father in the ranching business, a career that spanned for more than 70 years in areas of Angelina County, Trinity County, LaSalle County and most recently at Kenley’s Mustang Prairie Ranch in Houston County, where he was in partnership with his son, Clay Kenley.

 

Edd was a member of the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, serving as a Director from 1958 until 1994, at which time he was elevated to Honorary Director and retained that title until his death. He was instrumental in assisting the state animal health to eradicate the screwworm in Texas during the 1960’s. He was a member of the Texas Forestry Association for more than 35 years. He was a member of the Texas Livestock Marketing Association, and was a member of The Round Table in Lufkin. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Lufkin.

 

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kenley, of Crockett, sons, Clay Kenley and wife, Sharon Kenley of Crockett, and Steve Day and wife, Terri Day, of Lufkin, daughter, Debra Henderson and husband, Chip Henderson, of San Antonio, sister, Marie Shirey and husband, Edward Shirey, of Cumberland, Maryland, daughter-in-law, Jill Carswell and husband, Mike Carswell, of Lufkin, granddaughters, Sidney Kenley of Crockett, Kimberly Day and Stephanie Milligan and husband, Kevin Milligan of San Antonio, Karen Henderson and husband, Brian Jensen of Boulder, Colorado, Becky Haire and husband, Devon Haire of Dillon, Colorado, and Leslie Ball and husband, Kris Ball of Lufkin, grandsons, Casey Kenley and Travis Kenley of Crockett, Philip Day and wife Jackie Day of Garner, North Carolina, Chris Day and wife, Audrey Day of Lufkin, Jonathan Day of Dallas, Keith Henderson of San Antonio, Matthew Henderson of Boulder, Colorado, and Patrick Day and wife, Leslie Day of Lufkin, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Alan Day, and a brother, David Kenley.

 

Pallbearers: (grandsons and grandsons-in-law) Casey Kenley, Travis Kenley, Philip Day, Chris Day, Jonathan Day, Patrick Day, Keith Henderson, Matthew Henderson, Kris Ball, Kevin Milligan, Devon Haire and Brian Jensen

Honorary Pallbearers: Otto Brittain, James Donnell, Jerry Highnote, Bob Jumper, Ronnie LaRue, Don Lawrence, Lehn Leediker, Leroy Lott, Jesse Paul Lott, Archie McKnight, Raymond Moore, Zane Odom, Joe Taylor, Joe Bob Tullos

Sincere Thanks: Hospice in the Pines, all those special and sincere care givers that helped Edd and Dorothy during those last few precious months, Dr. Richard Kelly, M.D.

 

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Edward (Edd) Kenley will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Crockett with Mikey Osborne officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Garden of Memories in Lufkin. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Callaway – Allee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Waters Edge Ministry, P.O. Box 1446, Crockett, TX 75835 or Hospice in the Pines, 116 South Raguet, Lufkin, TX 75904.

 

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IVA BELLE SMITH ENOS

May 13, 2011

 

MIva Belle Smith Enos, age 99, of Crockett, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011 in the Houston County Nursing Home. Mrs. Enos was born September 10, 1911 to Eugene Burton and Prince Anna Dorsey Smith, one of nine children and had lived in Houston County since 1946. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett.

 

Survivors include Daughters: Lyz Leva, Pat Crisp and husband, Don, Sue Enos Edmiston and husband, Howard; Sons: James H. Enos and wife, Louise, Curtis R. Enos Jr. and wife, Glenna; Fifteen Grandchildren: Ron, Mike, Jenice, Gary, Chuck, Allison, Kelly, Parker, Lorin, Julie, Lisa, Patrick, Mike, Jennifer and Christopher; Eighteen Great-Grandchildren; Five Great-Great-Grandchildren; brother: Hugh Love Smith and wife, Era Mae; sister-in-law, Annie Lee Enos; Extended family, Shelor Edmiston ; Special Caregivers, Lenora Adams and Lynda Warfield; Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

Preceded in death by husband of 41 years of marriage, Curtis R. Enos, Sr. In 1987; daughter, Juanice Nolan and son-in-law, Sam Nolan; brothers, Elzie, Dorsey, Terrell, Earl, Clyde and sisters, Louise and Elaine.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Iva Belle Smith Enos will be held Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Reggie Gregory and Rev. Tom Spath officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Library Fund or Monroe Crook House

 

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EURA GRACE BOWDOIN BROWN

May 16, 2011

 

Funeral services for Eura Grace Bowdoin Brown will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Porter Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church.

 

Mrs. Eura Grace Bowdoin Brown, age 91, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 in the Winfield Nursing Center in Crockett. Mrs. Brown was born July 13, 1919 in Porter Springs, Texas and had lived most of her lifetime in Crockett. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Brown was a charter member of the Monticello Baptist Church. She was a housewife and enjoyed working in her yard and garden.

 

Survivors include children, Norvle Brown of Crockett, Michael Brown and wife, Rhonda of Porter Springs, Elnora Allen and husband, Oscar of Austonio, Troy Brown of Austonio; grandchildren: Kim Brown Byrd of Concord, Jeffrey Brown of Crockett, Jennifer House and husband, Cris of Silsbee, Charles Brown of Porter Springs, Kristin Jousan and husband, Mark of Center, Lisa McCarty and husband, John of Missouri, Oscar Earl Allen and wife, Sandra of Porter Springs, Michael Dale Allen of Austonio and Troy “Bubba” Brown and wife, Melanie of Centerville; Numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

Preceded in death by husband, of 60+years, L. N. “Jack” Brown in 2000; parents, Charles William and Belle (McCrae) Bowdoin; and by her brothers and sisters.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Eura Grace Bowdoin Brown will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Porter Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Fellowship Church.

 

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REBECCA PETERSON KNOWLS

May 16, 2011

 

Rebecca Peterson Knowls, age 67, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 in the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. She was born September 18, 1943 in Crockett, Texas and had lived in Crockett since 1996. Mrs. Knowls was retired having worked as a loan office for a mortgage company and banks. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Crockett.

 

Survivors include daughter, Audrey Graham and husband, David of Alvin; grandson, Brian Graham of Alvin; step-son, Gary Knowls and wife, Tess of Lake Conroe; brother, Pete Peterson and wife, Jan of Lufkin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; foster children, Dustin and Donavan Tomlinson of Houston. Preceded in death by husband, Allen Knowls in 2009 and parents, Eugene and Reba Peterson.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Peterson Knowls will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Larry Womack officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Monday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Hospital.

 

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ANNA LOYCE HUGHES

Funeral services for Anna Loyce Hughes, age 79, of Crockett, will be held Friday, May 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment will follow in the Denson Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

 

Mrs. Anna Loyce Hughes, age 79, of Crockett, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. She was born February 11, 1932 in Grapeland, Texas and had lived all of her lifetime in Crockett. Mrs. Hughes was a housewife and a member of the Union Chapel Baptist Church in Grapeland.

 

Survivors include son, Bill Hughes and wife, Sandra of Crockett; daughter, Anita Whitehead and husband, Joel of Blackfoot; grandchildren, James Currie of Fort Worth, Sonya Crawford of Tennessee Colony, William Hughes, Jr. of Missouri, Pam Morris of Pinehurst, Diana Kimich of Crockett, Stacy Watkins of Crockett, Stephanie Hughes of Missouri, Christina Hughes of Missouri; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Smith of Crockett, Debra McCormack and husband, Michael of Rusk; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

Preceded in death by husband, J. B. Hughes, Sr. and sons, Randy Lee Hughes and J. B. Hughes, Jr.

 

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BOBBY SNELL

Funeral services for Bobby Snell, age 66, of Mapleton, will be held, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Austonio Baptist Church with Rev. Ottis Byers and Rev. Harold Shirley officiating. Interment will follow in the Mississippi Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday 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 Austonio Baptist Church.

 

Mr. Bobby Snell, age 66, of Mapleton, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011. He was born July 28, 1944 in Houston County and had lived all of his lifetime in Houston County. Mr. Snell was a member of the Austonio Baptist Church, a farmer for all of his life, a long time basketball referee, Co-founder of Lovelady Little league, baseball coach, Austonio 4-H Leader, former Lovelady ISD School Board member, current Board Member of Consolidated Water Board, honorary Lovelady FFA member, first President of the Austonio Community Center, and a former member of the Austonio Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Survivors include wife, Gloria Snell of Mapleton; son, Keith Snell and wife, Sandy of Snook; daughter, Tonya Patton and husband, Randy of San Antonio; grandchildren, Sylvia McCammon and husband, Matt of Southaven, Mississippi, Kelsey Patton of San Antonio, Kyler Patton of San Antonio, Whitney Snell of Snook, T. J. Snell of Snook; mother, Myrl Snell of Crockett, special father figure, Jake Caprielian and wife, Jill of Crockett; sister-in-law, Liz Snell of Palestine; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and all of the 7J Family; preceded in death by father, Charlie Snell and two brothers.

 

Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Snell will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Austonio Baptist Church with Rev. Ottis Byers and Rev. Harold Shirley officiating. Interment will follow in the Mississippi Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday 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 Austonio Baptist Church, 16832 FM 1280, Crockett, Texas 75835.

 

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JESSIE MAE “JACKIE” BICKHAM

 

Jackie Bickham, age 81 , of Crockett, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 in the M D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She was born March 21, 1930 in Collins, Mississippi and had been living in Crockett since 1970. Mrs. Bickham received her Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi Southern University and Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University. She was a teacher having taught in Vidor, Mauriceville, Tomball, Centerville, Navasota, Grapeland, Crockett and retired from Lovelady I. S. D. Mrs. Bickham really enjoyed teaching special needs children and was a member of the Shady Grove First Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include husband, John Bickham of Crockett; sons, John Calvin Bickham III of Crockett, Mark Gawain Bickham and wife, Catherine of Livingston; daughter, Debra Colleen Bickham Burgin and husband, John of Starks, Louisiana; grandchildren, Anthony Bickham of Tyler, Amy Bickham Offutt and husband, Brandon of Austin and Jerrod Cole Bickham of Livingston; sisters, Rhoda Ann Cole Yawn of Danville Arkansas, Jon Doris Cole Alley and husband, Jack of Burnsville, North Carolina; brother, Carl Herman Cole and wife, Elaine of Collins, Mississippi; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

Preceded in death by parents, Jessie Robert Cole and Dilla Elizabeth Rawls Cole; sisters and brothers, Lena Cole Allen, S. D. Cole, Cordie Cole D’Amico, Edna Earl Cole Boyce and Hulon Cole.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Jackie Bickham will be held Monday, May 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Shady Grove First Baptist Church with Rev. Lowery officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Deweyville Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday evening 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

 

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements


KERRY RAE DOWDY

 

Funeral services for Kerry Rae Dowdy will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Steve Meadows officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

 

Mrs. Kerry Rae Dowdy, age 48, of Crockett, passed away May 23, 2011 at her residence. She was born May 3, 1963 in Webb City, Missouri and had been living in Crockett for the past 12 years. Mrs. Dowdy had worked for the Resale Shop in Crockett.

 

Survivors include husband, Stacey Dowdy of Crockett; daughter, Amanda Lee and Shane Smith of Lufkin; sons, Adam Lee and wife, Kandace of Crockett, Clinton Lee and wife, Rachel of Bay City; parents, Garry and Doris McDaniel of Carl Junction, Missouri; brothers, Michael McDaniel of Carl Junction, Missouri, Bradley McDaniel and wife, Alisha of Joplin, Missouri, Christopher McDaniel and wife, Shannon of Carl Junction, Missouri; grandchildren, Dalton, Summer, Alexis, Emily, Andrew, Brice and Skyler, Payden, Carrigan, Kaylyn, Elija and Silas; step-children, Jason Dowdy of Pecos and Jessica McCommas of Arkansas.

 

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements


MARIE BEAVERS

Memorial services for Marie Beavers, age 91, of Crockett, will be held Monday, May 30, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss officiating.

 

Mrs. Marie Beavers, age 91, of Crockett, passed away Monday, March 23, 2011 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Beavers was born November 10, 1919 in Houston County, Texas and had been living in Crockett for many years. She was retired from the University of Houston Bookstore having worked 15 years. Mrs. Beavers was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Crockett.

 

Survivors include sons, Jerry Beavers and wife, Karen of Crockett, Larry Beavers of Crockett; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

Preceded in death by husband, Lonnie Beavers; son, Wayne Beavers; parents, Zeb S. and Audrey (Allbright) Huntsman; brothers, Nolan Huntsman and Gary Huntsman and sisters, Ruth Driskell and Bertha Huntsman.

 

Memorial services for Mrs. Marie Beavers will be held Monday, May 30, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss officiating.

 

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements


MR. JOE EARL McKNIGHT

Funeral services for Mr. Joe Earl McKnight of Crockett will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11 AM in the Mt. Moriah Church in Crockett.

 

Interment will follow in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until 9 PM on Friday in the Jessie Coleman Jr. Chapel of the J. B. Coleman Memorial Mortuary.


MONICA COLEMAN PORTER

Funeral services for Monica Coleman Porter will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 1 PM in the Rising Star Baptist Church of Grapeland with Pastor Hosea Dolphus, Jr. Eulogist.

 

Interment will follow in the Golden Gate Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be held from 10 AM until 6 PM Friday in the Walker/Clebourn Memorial Chapel of the Camily Mortuary Services.


Wilma Fay Goolsby
(March 29, 1933 - May 8, 2011)

 

Graveside services for Wilma Fay Goolsby age 78, of Crockett will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at Milligan Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

 

Mrs. Goolsby died Sunday at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. She was born March 29, 1933 in Nacogdoches County to Hardy and Clara Logan.

 

Mrs. Goolsby was a homemaker. Mrs. Goolsby was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray Marshall Goolsby, a daughter Wanda Fay Butts, sons David Lee Butts and Billy Ray Goolsby.

 

She is survived by her daughter Patricia Goolsby of Crockett, son Gerald Goolsby of Latexo, brother Jack Logan of Houston and two grandchildren. Condolence calls will be received from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday at Bailey & Foster Chapel, Grapeland


REBA BANTA SEWELL

 

 

 

 

 

ESTES PARK, Colo. - Reba Banta Sewell was born in Medina, Texas, on July 9, 1915, to Emma Mayfield Banta and Ernest John Banta.

 

She passed away peacefully at Prospect Park Living Center in Estes Park, Colo., on Sunday, May 15, 2011.

Reba was a member of the First United Church of Crockett, Texas, where she lived much of her life. She was also a member of the Maj. Jarrell Beazley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

 

Reba loved playing bridge, doing needlework and being with family. She created many beautiful pieces of crochet, counted cross-stitch and needlepoint, which will be passed down to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Buddy Ellis
Buddy R. Ellis, born 3/14/33, passed away Monday, 6/13/11.

He was preceded in death by wife, Claudia, sons, Raymond and Richard. He leaves behind, son Robert and wife, Karen, granddaughter, Jennifer and husband Ben, grandsons, Raymond, Allen, Brandon, great grandsons, Thomas, Paul, Aiden, Owen, great granddaughters, Jayden, Lucy, brother, Bobby and wife Judy, sister, Betty and husband Bill, daughter-in-law, Karen, granddaughter-in-law, Jennifer.

A graveside service will be held at 9am, Saturday, 6/25/11 at Brookside Cemetery, Eastex freeway.

Published in Houston Chronicle on June 25, 2011