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Mrs. Pearline Downs, age 84 of Jacksonville, formerly of Houston County, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2006 in the Hospice Home Place in Tyler. Mrs. Downs was born Septem­b'er 30, 1921 in Womble, Montgomery County, Arkan­sas and had lived most of her lifetime in Houston County. Mrs. Downs was a homemaker.


Survivors include her six daughters and sons-in-law Vera and Leroy Bynum, of Copperas Cove, Tiny and Car­rel Wilson, of DeKalb, Dorine and Don Kirksey, of White­house, Josie and Dan Hester, of Jacksonville, Anita and Chris Wilson, of Maydelle and Janita and Emmitt Waller, of Jacksonville;  three sons and daughters-in-law John L. Downs, Jr. and Bob Whitehead, of Greenville, Nolan and Bessie Downs, of Jacksonville and R.L. and Andrea Downs, of Chengdu, China; 17 grand­children; 22 great­grandchildren; three great­great-grandchildren.


Preceded in death by her husband John L. Down, Sr.; father Emmitt D. Johnston; mother Irene Johnston; grand­daughter Jennifer Hester; one sister Edna Langsford; and three brothers Fate Johnston, Andrew Johnston and Wilmer Johnston.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Pearline Downs were held Sat­urday, June 17, at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Elvin Alston officiating, pastor of the Taylor Assembly of God Church in Taylor, Arkansas. Interment followed in the New Energy Cemetery.

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Mr. Harry Chandler, age 63 of Lovelady, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2006 at his residence. Mr. Chandler was born July 28, 1942 in Lovelady and had lived in Lovelady most of his lifetime. Mr. Chandler was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam Conflict as a staff sergeant. Mr. Chandler was a member of V.F.W. in Trinity Post #6899.


Survivors include his wife Shirley Chandler, of Lovelady; daughter and son-in-law Deb­bie and Glenn Burkhardt, of Austonio; son James Zellers, of Trinity; grandsons Austin Burkhardt and Ryan Burkhardt; sister Norma Bowman and husband Bill, of Lovelady; brother Larry Chandler and wife Patti; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Preceded in death by his parents Norman and Faye Chandler; and two sons Billy Chandler and David Chandler.


Funeral Services for Mr. Harry Chandler were held Monday, June 19, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway­Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bob Lacey officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.

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Mrs. Billie Jean McMullen, age 76 of Ratcliff, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2006 in the Houston County Nursing Home. Mrs. McCullen was born February 3, 1930 in Houston County and had lived in Houston County for the past 24 years. Mrs. McMullen was retired having worked as a beautician. Mrs. McMullen was a member of the Ratcliff Bap­tist Church.


Survivors include her son Pat McMullen and wife Anita, of Houston; grandsons Troy McMullen, of Houston and Kyle McMullen and wife Carrie, of Pearl and; great­grandchildren Cade McMullen and Kailey McMullen; sister Joan Connally, of Silsbee; brothers Bob McClain and wife Dot, of Deweyville, Larry McClain, of Kennard and Jerry McClain, of Ratcliff; sister-in­law Opal McClain, of Ratcliff; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Preceded in death by her parents O.H. and Mamie McClain; husband Sam McCullen; and two brothers Charles McClain and Otha McClain.


Funeral Services for Mrs. Billie Jean McMullen were held Wednesday, June 21, at 10:00 a.m. in the Ratcliff Bap­tist Church with the Rev. Ken Wooley officiating. Interment followed in the Ratcliff Antioch Cemetery.

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Wayne Fore

Mr. Wayne Ray Fore, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 15, 1952 to Willard and Eleanor Fore. Mr. Fore grew up in Crockett and graduated from Sam Houston State University. Mr. Fore resided in Houston for the past 20 years and was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church and the True Light Sunday School Class. Mr. Fore's positive attitude, infectious smile and passion for life will be sorely missed.
Survivors include his loving wife Clarice Schoessow Fore, of Houston; daughter Adrianne Leigh Fore, of Hous-ton; parents Willard and Eleanor Fore, of Crockett; brother Raymond Fore and wife Deidra, of Lufkin; sisters Lorraine Conner, of Crockett and Nona Tullos and husband Don, of Lovelady; brother Robert Fore, of Crockett; sister-in-law Randa Fore, of Crockett; devoted mother-in-law Norma Schoessow, of Fredericksburg; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.
Preceded in death by his brother John Fore; brother-in-law Grover Conner; and grandparents are Albert and Margaret Fore.
Funeral Services for Mr. Wayne Ray Fore were held Sunday, June 4, at 3:00 p.m. at Klein Funeral Home Chapel in Klein with Mr. Larry Ideker and Mr. Tom Ramsey officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Wayne Fore, earmarked: "melanoma cancer research" to: The Skin Cancer Foundation, 245 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1403, New York, NY 10016.

Grover Frizzell

Mr. Grover Neil Frizzell, age 49 of Crockett, passed away Friday, May 26, 2006 in the Houston County Nursing Home in Crockett. Mr. Frizzell was born February 27, 1957 in Harris County and had lived in Crockett all of his lifetime. Mr. Frizzell had worked as a truck driver and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his sons Jeremy Frizzell and wife Tracy Frizzell and Jason Frizzell, all of Crockett; one daughter Brooke Frizzell, of Crockett; four grandchildren; one brother Mike Wolf, of Crockett; one sister Martha Wolf Thornton, of Trinity; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his father and mother Grover and Nell Frizzell; sister Debra Vest Moore; and granddaugh-ter Madison Frizzell.
Funeral Services for Mr. Grover Neil Frizzell were held Sunday, May 28, at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Gene Kellum officiating. Interment followed in the Wesley Chapel Cemtery.
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Martha Thompson

Mrs. Martha Hazel Thompson, age 87 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2006 in East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Thompson was born December 17, 1918 in Cayuga and had lived in Crockett since 1995. Mrs. Thompson was a licensed vocational nurse. Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Cayuga Drive Baptist Church, attended the First Assembly of God Church in Crockett and was a member of the Women Missionary Assn.
Survivors include her son R.L. "Bob" Thompson and wife Mable, of Crockett; daughter Kay Ann Dale, of Van Nuys, Calif.; grandchildren Hank Thompson and Amanda Taylor and husband Terry, all of Crockett, Angelita Billman, Talitha Billman and Christanna Billman, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her brothers Doyce, Woodrow and Bud Sellars; and sisters Leona Morrison, Ruby Riley and Faye Coleson.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Martha Hazel Thompson were held Tuesday, May 9, at 1:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in the Judson Cemetery in Cayuga.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cayuga Drive Baptist Church Building Fund in Athens.
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Freda Stephens

Mrs. Freda Faye Stephens, age 76 of Austonio, passed away Monday, May 22, 2006 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Stephens was born August 20, 1929 in Colfax and had lived all of her lifetime in Austonio. Mrs. Stephens was a housewife and a member of the Ash Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years: Ned Stephens, of Austonio; children Harold Stephens and wife Susan, of Crockett, Kathy Field and husband Larry, of Waukesha, Wis. and Polly Shupak and husband Brian, of Lovelady; grandchildren Dawn Lambright and husband David, of Lovelady, Brent Stephens, of Houston Heather Field and Melinda Field, both of Waukesha, Wis., Dalton Shupak and Dillon Shupak, both of Lovelady; great-grandson Trey Lambright, of Lovelady; brother Bill Hobbs and wife Janis, of Van; sister Jo Keller and husband Phil, of Prairie Village, Mo.; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Darrell Lewis and wife Betty, of Van and Donald and Rose Green, of Austonio; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her sister Jean Lewis in 1999; three infant children Jerry Wayne, Linda and Brenda Stephens; and parents Fred and Una Hobbs.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Freda Faye Stephens were held Friday, May 26, at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Luther Bolenbarker and Rev. Harold Shirley officiating. Interment will follow in the Porter Springs Cemetery.
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Connie Coborn

Mrs. Connie Ackley Coborn, age 47 of Kennard, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2006 in the East Texas Medi-cal Center-Crockett. Mrs. Coborn was born July 20, 1958 in Amarillo and was a resident of Kennard. Mrs. Coborn had worked as a secretary and she loved the outdoors and enjoyed children.
Survivors include her daughter Rene Arehart and husband Lyndon, of Neb.; grandchildren Taylor Arehart and Skylar Arehart, of Neb.; mother Marcella Ackley, of Kennard; sisters and brothers Linda Kelly, of Buffalo, Ken-neth Ackley, of Corsicana, Susan Mitchell, of Crockett, Diana Cantu, of Grapeland, Beth Rains, David Ackley and Charles "Punkin" Ackley, all of Kennard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her father Charles Wayne Ackley; son Ronnie Joe Coborn; nephews Joe Rains and Trevor Sanders; and niece Brianna Sanders.
Memorial Services for Mrs. Connie Ackley Coborn were held Saturday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Church in Ratcliff with the Rev. David Walker officiating.
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Barbara Montgomery

Mrs. Barbara Montgomery, age 91, left this world to hold the hand of God Saturday, May 20, 2006. Mrs. Mont-gomery was born April 19, 1915 in the Plain Community to R.A. McKinney and Katie Mae Vaughn and lived her entire life there. Mrs. Montgomery was a member of the Plain Baptist Church.
Survivors include her two sons and one daughter Kenneth Montgomery, Robert Lee Montgomery, both of Ratcliff and Donnie Hall, of Hemphill; five grandchildren Jerry Wayne Montgomery, of Huntsville, David Leon Montgomery, of Ratcliff, Bobby Montgomery, of Houston, Beverly Schaffer, of Ill. and Elizabeth Hope Milligan, of Bryan; nine great-grand-children Steven Montgomery, Kenneth Montgomery, Miller Don Montgomery, Taylor Jane Montgomery, David Leon Montgomery, Alexandria Corlee, Malarie Corlee, Sonja Oehler and Christopher; four great-great-grandchildren Shane Oehler, Austin Harper, Logan Harper and Tanner Harper; two sisters Eva Marie Rasberry, of Waco and Pauline Porter, of Groves; four nephews Robert McKinney, Roland Brent, Rocky Rasberry and Ricky Rasberry; three nieces Martha de Hoop, Yvonne Anderson and Patricia Porter.
Preceded in death by her husband Miller Montgomery; father and mother R.A. McKinney and Kate Mae Vaughan McKinney; sister Willie Lee Brent; and brother Arthur McKinney.
Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Barbara Montgomery were held Tuesday, May 23, at 3:00 p.m. in the Con-ner Cemetery with Dr. Buddy Jones officiating.
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Lavon Frisby

Services for Lavon Frisby, 75, of Grapeland will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Grapeland with the Rev. David Bradley, the Rev. Danny Hill and Dr. Jack Shoultz officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Grapeland.

Mr. Frisby died Tuesday at his residence.

He was born June 14, 1931 in Grapeland to Louie A. and Minnie Dickey Frisby.

Mr. Frisby was the owner-operator of a trucking company in Grapeland. He was also a retired yard master from the Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads after 43 years of service. He served in the armed forces during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Christ Essential Baptist Church.

Mr. Frisby was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Patsy Harrison; and a brother-in-law, Doug Harrison.

He is survived by his wife, Eula Lea Frisby of Grapeland; daughters, Tonya Frisby and Lisa Frisby, both of Grapeland, Sonja Corcoran and husband Anthony of New Waverly; son, Kevin Frisby and wife Elizabeth of Palestine; sisters, Gloria Redmond of Katy, Laura Averitte and husband Ron of Palestine, Marie Chambers and husband C.R. of Grapeland; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and an aunt, Sylvia Masters of Palestine.

Pallbearers will be Glynn Pennington, Dick Bridges, Bruce Goolsby, C.R. Chambers, Ronnie Averitte, Sammy Stewart, Jr. Baker and Sam Duncan. Honorary pallbearers will be George Bartee, Marlin Nichols, Sidney Jenkins, Tom Nicol, Billy Earl Cheatham, Mike Abbey and all employees.

Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bailey & Foster, Grapeland.



MADISONVILLE - Services for Pamela Kay Adair, 50, of Austin are set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2006) at the Madisonville Funeral Home Chapel.


Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery near Lovelady, Houston Co., TX.


Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.


Ms. Adair died Saturday in Austin.  She was an LVN and worked several years for Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview.


Survivors include a daughter, Katy Michelle Adair of Madisonville; Katy's father, Tommy Clevenger of Houston; her mother, Wera Wanda Herrera of Madisonville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Maurita and Cleve Turner of Midway and Wanda and Chuck Siems of Crockett, and two nieces.