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Thursday, June 8, 1967
Abb Thomas Fussell
Mr. Abb Thomas Fussell, 81, of Rt. 2, Lovelady, died Saturday evening in a Lufkin hospital. Mr. Fussell was a lifelong resident of Trinity County. He was a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Zion Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Leroy truss and Rev. Verboe Standley officiating. Burial was in the Zion Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nina Fussell of Friday; a son, Merle Fussell of Friday; a daughter, Mrs. Claudie Lee Anderson of Friday; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Thompson of Friday, Mrs. Eva Thompson of Groveton and Mrs. Julia Rash of Brookshire; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; also several nieces and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, Oct. 21, 1971
Tonya Alise Gail
Infant Tonya Alise Gail passed away in Lufkin Saturday, Oct. 16. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Refuge Cemetery at Grapeland with Rev. Edward R. Haspany officiating. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gail of Crockett; grandparents, Mrs. Lillie Gail of Crockett; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy Brown of Grapeland. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thurs. Feb. 15, 1973
James W. Gainey
Mr. James W. Gainey, 62, of 2324 Tangley Road, Houston, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, in St. Joseph Hospital. A native of Austonio, Mr. Gainey was a Houston resident since 1927. He was a member and deacon of Central Church of Christ, a past member of the board of directors of Houston Restaurant Association. He was a member of the original board of directors the Christian Home for the aged; was plant manager of the food division of the Coca-Cola Co. (Duncan Coffee Co.) with 45 years' service. Funeral service were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Central Church of Christ, 4100 Montrose, with Dan Anders and Burton Coffman officiating. Burial ws in Forest Park Lawndale. Pallbearers were Claude Hacatt, Paul Easley, Leroy Davis, A. B. Banowsky, Ray Willbern, Bill Morris, Vergie Maxwell and Jim Baldwin. Honary pallbearers were elders and deacons of Central Church of Christ, all of industrial dividsion of Coco-Cola (formerly Duncan Coffee Co.) members of Houston Restaurant Association and C. W. Duncan Sr. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Evelyn Gainey of Houston; three sons, James W. Gainey Jr., of Woodville, Hugh Gerrard Gainey of Baton Rouge, La., and John Paul Gainey of Houston; a daughter, Miss Cecil Allison Gainey of Houston; three brothers, Allison Gainey of Lubbock, Erie Gainey of Midland and Merle Gainey of Fresno, Calif; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Coon of Austonio and Mrs. H. L. Walker of Bartlesville, Okla.; and five grandchildren. Settegast-Kopf Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, May 6, 1971
Mrs. Georgia Gallant
Mrs. Georgia Gallant, 95, of Crockett, died Friday morning, April 30, in a local hospital, following a short illness. Mrs. Gallant was born in Houston County on march 15, 1876, and had lived here her entire lifetime. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Callaway Memorial Chapel, with Rev. A. S. Higginbotham officiating. Interment was in the McCarter Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tom McDonald, Max Chapman, C. B. Spence, Rayford Gallant, Jesse Gentry and Bobby Minter. Survivors include three sons, George and W. L. Gallant, both or Crockett, and Doyle Gallant of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Ed Tyer of Houston; 20 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home of Crockett was in charge of arrangements.


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David Samuel Gallant
Mr. David Samuel Gallant, 64, Latexo farmer and rancher, died Wednesday, January 9, in a Houston hospital following a short illness. Born on March 20, 1898, in Houston County, Mr. Gallant was a member of the Latexo Baptist Church and was chairman of the board of deacons.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wessie Gallant of Latexo; a son, David Jr., of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. C. O. Beard of Houston, and Mrs. C. B. Spence of Pasadena; three brothers, W. L. of Crockett; J. D. of Houston and George of Latexo; a sister, Mrs. T. W. Tyer of Houston; mother, Mrs. Georgia Gallant of Crockett and four grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Gallant were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 11, from the Latexo Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Cashion pastor officiating. Interment was in the Latexo Cemetery, and pallbearers were Norman Hooks, Bobby Jack Minter, Curtis Sims, Smith Clines, George Ed Gallant and Doyle Rayburn Gallant.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thurs. Aug. 31, 1972
Mrs. Grace Gallant
Mrs. Grace Gallant, 75, of 308 West Houston Ave., Crockett, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 27, in a local nursing home, after an extended illness. Mrs. Gallant was born in Houston County on march 1, 1897, and had made her home here for her entire lifetime. She was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Callaway Memorial Chapel, with Rev. A. S. Higginbotham officiating. interment was in the McCarter Cemetery.

Pallbearers were L. B. Robinson, Oscar Corbitt, Dwaine Webb, L. B. Houston, Tommy Fletcher and Allen Dudley. Survivors include the husband, W. L. Gallant of Crockett; a son, Dale Gallant of Crockett; four granddaughters, Mrs. Jean Dudley and Mrs. Mary Webb, both of Houston, Mrs. Pauline Houston of Sweeney and Mrs. Gracie Lee Fletcher of Brazoria; also several great grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, Jan. 29, 1970
Mrs. Leona Gandy
Funeral services for Mrs. Leona Gandy, 72, of Rt. 1, Grapeland (Oak Grove Cemetery) were held Friday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Mobley officiating. Burial was in the Parker Cemetery, west of Grapeland. arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.

Pallbearers were Ed Younger, E. L. Clapp, Elbert Baker, Elvin Baker, and the following grandsons, Eugene Mullinnix, Paul Millinix, James Edward Mullinix, and Charles Arthur Millinnix.

Mrs. Gandy was born October 6, 1897 in Floresville, Texas to the late S. A. Pritchett and Mrs. Texanna Burroughs Pritchett, and she died Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in a Grapeland Hospital following a brief illness.

Resident of Grapeland for the past 12 years, she was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Churhc. Prior to moving to Grapeland, she lived in McGregor a number of years.

Survivors include the husband, Albert Gandy of Oak Groves; a son, Eldred Millinnix of LaMarque; a sister, Mrs. Tennie Walker of Apple Springs; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


Thurs. Aug. 30, 1973
Robert D. Gandy
Mr. Robert D. Gandy, 74, of Crockett, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23 in Marlin. Mr. Gandy was a member of the Central Baptist Church, and of the Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran of World War I and was a retired grocery merchant. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Central Baptist Church, with Rev. John H. Barnes officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Reginald T. Gandy of Alta Loma; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou O'Shea of Mercedes; a brother, William Gandy of Spearman; six sisters, Mrs. Lucile Castleberry and Miss Agathy Gandy, both of Vernon, Mrs. Pearl Hurd of Glendale, Ariz., and Mrs. Ruby Graham of San Dia Park, N. M., Mrs. Emma Branch of Yuma, Ariz., and Mrs. Belle Crable of Tucson, Arizona; also six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, April 16, 1970
Ben Hamilton Gardner
Mr. Ben Hamilton Gardner, 87, of Star Route, Weldon, died Thursday night in a Trinity hospital. Mr. Gardner was a lifelong resident of Houston County, and a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Weldon Baptist Church, with Rev. M. M. Ellis officiating. Burial was in the Weldon Cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sallie Maybelle Gardner of Weldon; three sons, James and J. B. Gardner, both of Weldon, and A. L. Gardner of Houston.; two daughters, Mrs. Iris Turner of Bay Cliff and Mrs. Johnnie Toole of Conroe; three brothers, Fred Gardner of Weldon, Jess Gardner of Huntsville and Leslie Gardner of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Adams of Angleton; 21 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thurs. Jan. 23, 1973
Mrs. Maggie Mae Gardner
Mrs. Maggie Mae Gardner, 82, of 1323 Avenue J. Huntsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, inthe Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Gardner, a native of Trinity County, was a member of the Church of Christ. She had lived in Huntsville for 33 years. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of Christ in Huntsville, with Mr. Ron Goodman officiating. Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. in the Weldon Cemetery. Survivors include two son, Raymond Gardner of Huntsville and Benford Gardner of Blomington; two daughters, Mrs. ?Alma Hyde of Huntsville and Mrs. Beatrice Hyde of Houston; two brothers, Archer and Newman Herrington, both of Houston; adn two sisters, Mrs. Dollie Sturrock of Woodville and Mrs. Neel Small of Houston. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, Jan. 7, 1971
Mrs. Sallie Maybell Gardner
Mrs. Sallie Maybell Gardner, 85, of Conroe, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1970, in Montgomery County Hospital in Conroe. Mrs. Gardner was a lifelong resident of Houston County. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday inthe Weldon Baptist Church, with Rev. M. M. Wllis officiating. Interment was in the Weldon Cemetery. Survivors include three sons, James and J. B. Gardner, both of Weldon, and A. L. Garnder of Highlands; two daughters, Mrs. Victor Toole of Conroe and Mrs. Lloyd Turner of Bacliff; three brothers, Britton Reynolds of Baytown, Harvey of Anahuac and Erwin Reynolds of Groveton; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Lacy of Houston and Mrs. Ellen Smith of Baytown; 21 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren, two geat great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, December 6, 1973
Fred T. Gardner
Mr. Fred T. Gardner, 81, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, in the Houston County Hospital. Mr. Gardner was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 5, in the Antioch Baptist Church, with Rev. Albert Higginbotham officiating. Interment was in the Weldon Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eura Gardner of Lovelady; four sons, Eldon Gardner of Weldon, Wilmer Gardner of Pearson Chapel, Morris Gardner and Norris Gardner, both of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Little of Lovelady; one brother, Leslie Gardner of Austin; six grand children; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, June 22, 1967
Mrs. Evelyn Garner
Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Garner, 51, of Route 3, Grapeland, wre held Saturday, June 17, at 4 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Grapeland, with Rev. Charles Haley officiating. Burial was in the Livelyville Cemetery, near Grapeland. Pallbearers were Mike Dailey, Ed Shaw, Jack Spence, Travis Mosley, Earl Cheatham and Leonard Barnes. Mrs. Garner was born May 29, 1916, in Marthaville, Louisiana to Mrs. Sadie McDonald Bailes and the late Cora Bailes. She resided in Houston County for the past 35 years, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Grapeland. She died Friday, June 16, at her home. Survivors: husband, Jimmie G. Garner; two daughters, Misses Sdaie and Patsy Garner, all of Grapeland; mother, Mrs. Sadie Bailes of Tomball; a brother, H. C. Bailes of Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Simpson of Baker, Louisiana; a half-brother; three half-sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements wre by Hassell & Foster.


Thursday, March 12, 1970


Mr. Vernon Garner
Mr. Vernon Garner, 80 of Crockett, died early Tuesday morning at his home. Mr. Garner was born in Milam County on Aug. 8, 1889, but had lived in Crockett the last 53 years.

A retired employee of the Texas Highway Department, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crockett.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church, with Rev. E. P. Ramsey Jr. and Rev. W. D. Thomason officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Billy Jack Garner, James Garner, Johnny Garner, Jerry Garner, Stuart Harold Leaverton and Tommy Dawson.

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Maggie Garner of Crockett; three daughters, Mrs. Verna Maude Thompson of Houston, Mrs. Zion Dawson of Crockett and Mrs. Marjorie Briton of Houston; two sons, Jack and Roy Garner, both of Crockett; 12 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thurs. March 21, 1974
Mrs. Katie Garrett
Mrs. Katie Garrett of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 13, 1974, in a Fort Worth Nursing Home. Mrs. Garrett, age 89, was born in Houston County on Nov. 18, 1884 and had lived in Ratcliff until moving to Fort Worth about 10 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, March 15, at 2 o'clock in the Callaway Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gene Garrett officiating. Interment was in the Conner cemetery near Ratcliff. Pallbearers were P. N. Evans, Thomas Kilgore, Mike Fennell, Jim B. Best, Mitchell Best and L. O. Killion. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. E. T. Gordon of Corsicana. Callaway Funeral Home of Crockett was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, July 6, 1967
Mrs. Mary Maud Garrison
Mrs. Mary Maud Garrison, 81, of Crockett, died Saturday in a local nursing home. Mrs. Garrison, a retired business woman, was born Nov. 19, 1885, in Oglethorpe, Ga. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Callaway Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. L. B. Broach of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Oscar Maxwell, A. R. Jimmerson, Ramon Callaway, Herman Knox, C. N. (Buck) Sullivan, and Smith Clines. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lottie Gaethner of Houston; two sons, S. W. (Pete) Garrison of Houston, and W. J. (Sam) Garrison of Midland; three sisters, Mrs. Zollie Murley and Miss Hattie Kleckley, both of Denver, Colo., and Miss Jessie Kleckley of Grapeland; four brothers, Felton Kleckley of Crockett, Luther and Lawson Kleckley, both of Grapeland, and Elmo Kleckley of Lake Charles, La.; step-mother, Mrs. Blanch Kleckley of Grapeland; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thurs. Feb. 7, 1974
Services For Mrs. Garrison
Mrs. Minnie Garrison
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Garrison, 81, of the Salmon community, Route 2, Elkhart, were held Sunday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hassell & Foster Chapel with James Mosley and the Rev. Kennith Mobley officiating. Burial was in the Guiceland Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Lifetime resident of Salmon, Mrs. Garrison was born January 19, 1893 to the late William Trigg and Mrs. Sarah McKinney Trigg, and she died Friday, February 1, at 3:27 a.m. in a Dallas hospital following a brief illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Grapeland, and the wodow of Oscar G. Garrison, who preceded her in death on October 12, 1850. Survivors; six sons, Elbert Garrison and Eddie Garrison, both of Grapeland, H. L. Garrison of Palestine, Troy Garrison of Odessa, Devoin Garrison of Salmon; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Wanda) Woody of Marble Falls, Texas; a brother, Charlie Trigg of Elkhart; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


Thursday, March 10, 1966
Daniel Webster Gates
Mr. Daniel Webster Gates, 73, a retired lumberman of Conroe died March 6 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston. Funeral services were conducted March 8, at 2 p.m. from the Callaway Memorial Chapel with Rev. Frank Oswald, pastor of Kennard Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Ivey Cemetery near Kennard. Pallbearers were J. F. Oliver, Wayne Thames, J. H. Gresham, Ray Thompson, Jimmie Davis and E. P. Johnson. Survivors include: wife, Mrs. Susanna Gates of Conroe; three daughters, Mrs. H. C. Cothran, of Conroe; Mrs. M. B. McMillian of Huntsville and Mrs. Curtis Rook of New Mexico; two sons, Dan Gates, Jr., of Pasadena and O'Coner Gates of McAllen; two sisters, Mrs. Doshia Hunziker and Mrs. Josie Campbell both of Houston; four brothers, Tom Pink and Ellis Gates all of Kennard and Ivy Gates of Pittsburg; and nine grandchildren. Mr. Gates was born in Houston County July 26, 1892 was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, June 15, 1967
Mrs. Cora Dell Gates
Mrs. Cora Dell Gates, 73, of Houston, died Sunday in a Houston hospital. Mrs. Gates was born Jan. 17, 1892, in Houston County. She was a member of the Ivie Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ivie Baptist Church, near Kennard, with Rev. Lester P. Summers officiating.. Burial was in the Ivie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Maxie Campbell, Gerald Campbell, Raymond Gates, Billy Gates, Ronny Gates and William Euby Gates. Survivors include the husband, T. E. Gates of Houston; four daughters, Tina Bell Campbell and Elnor Smitherman, both of Galena Park, and Birdie Lee Walker and Fannie Sides, both of Lufkin; three sons, William Gates of Kiboll, Clete Gates of Kennard and C. M. Gates of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Coslett of Maydelle; a brother, Willie Goodson of Kennard; 28 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, May 28, 1970
Ralph V. Gates
Mr. Ralph V. Gates, 55, of Beaumont, died Sunday morning in Veteran Hospital. Mr. Gates had lived in Houston County most of his life. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Waller Chapel in Trinity, with Rev. H. T. Stinson officiating. Burial was in the Weldon Cemetery. Survivors include a son, Charles N. Gates of Odessa; a daughter, Miss Debra Sue Gates of Trinity; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Gates of Beaumont; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby G. Thompson and Mrs. C. M. Nickells, both of Beaumont, and Mrs. Arthur Floyd of Mobile, Ala.; a nephew, C. M. Nickells Jr., of Beaumont; and two grandchildren. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thurs. March 15, 1973
Billy Boy Gates
Mr. Billy Boy Gates, 44, of 9117 1/2 Friendly Road, Houston, passed away in Houston Sunday, March 11. Mr. Gates was formerly of Houston County. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Ivie Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Ivie Cemetery. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Allie Gates of Kennard; stepfather, David Currie of Kennard; a son, Billy Carol Gats of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Linda Ymada, and Misses Barbara, Gale and Elizabeth Gates, all of Houston; three brothers, Douglas Gates of Houston, Leroy Gates of Goodrich and David Lynn Currie of Corrigan; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Mae Hamilton of Houston; also several nieces and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thurs. November 5, 1970
William O. Gates
Mr. William O. Gates, 63, of Crockett, died Friday, Oct. 30, in a local nursing home. Mr. Gates had been a lifelong resident of Houston County, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services wre held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in The Waller Chapel, with Rev. E. P. Ramsey officiating. Interment was in the Ivie Cemetery. Survivors include three brothers, D. M. Gates of Houston, Barxlay Gates of Tyler and Edgar Gates of Jacksonville; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Matchett of Houston, Mrs. Reba Carlton of Crockett and Mrs. Allie Currie of Livingston; also several nieces and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


5-9-63
Mrs. Mary Etta Gates
Mrs. Mary Etta Gates, 66, of Kennard, died in a local hospital Monday, following an extended illness. Born in Shelbyville April 25, 1897, Mrs. Gates had lived in Kennard the last three years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Missionary Baptist Church near Kennard, Rev. Frank Oswald, Baptist minister of Kennard, officiating. Burial was in the Ivie Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, Pink Gats of Kennard; a son, William Smith of Hemphill; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry Jones and Mrs. Billie Compton, both of Greenville; two brothers, Aus Harbison of Center and Monk Harbison of Bronson; three grandchildren. Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


1969
Millage Taylor Gates
Mr. Millage Taylor Gates, 48, of Greenville, died in a Dallas hospital Monday, May 26. Mr. Gates, a former resident of Houston County, was an inspector for the Esco Manufacturing Co. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, in the Waller Chapel, with Rev. E. P. Ramsey officiating. Burial was in the Ivie Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Genevive Gates of Greenville; a son, William Taylor Gates of Greenville; a daughter, Miss Gwendolyn Gates of Greenville; four brothers, Buck Gates of Crockett, Edgar Gates of Jacksonville, D. M. Gates of Houston and Barclay Gates of Tyler; three sisters, Mrs. Allie Currie of Livingston, Mrs. Reba Carlton of Crockett and Mrs. Winnie Lee Matchett of Houston; also several nieces and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, August 27, 1970
Mrs. Fred W. Gayle
Funeral services for Mrs. Fred W. Gayle, 82, of Grapeland, were held Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Lake of the Woods Chapel, Houston, with the Rev. Rodney Sunday officiating. Burial was in the Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, under the direction of Hassel & Foster. Active pallbearers were David Banta Sr., David Banta Jr., Allen Gueck, David Glueck, Bobby Allen and Galen Marshall. The following grandsons were designated honorary pallbearers: David Deax, John Deax, Michael Gayle and Steven Gayle. Mrs. Gayle, the former Miss Winifred Goodwin O'Connor, was born Aug. 13, 1888, in Center Point, Texas, to the late John A. O'Conner and Mrs. Sarah Josephine Creeekmore O'Connor, and she died Sunday, Aug. 29, at 10:15 p.m. in a Grapeland hospital following a long illness. A retired schoolteacher, she lived in Bellaire a number of years until moving to Grapeland six years ago. She was a member of the Ballaire Presbyterian Church and taught in both the Magnolia and Houston schools. She received both her early and college education in San Antonio, and was the widow of Fred W. Gayle, who preceded her in death on June 26, 1959. Survivors are a son, Col. Charles A. Gayle of Grapeland; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Gayle Engle of San Antonio, and Mrs. H. W. (Winifred) Deax of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a brother, John A. O'Connor, Grapeland; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Banta, Miss Louise O'Connor and Mrs. Stanley Gill, all of Houston; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren.


Thursday, April 1, 1965
Mrs. Essie Gayle
Funeral services were held in Houston Friday, March 26, for Mrs. Essie Gayle, 59, with interment at Edna. A native of Leon County, member of the Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Mrs. Gayle was born May 16, 1885, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Leathers, former resident of Crockett. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. N. Richey of Houston, Mrs. R. D. Burford of Shreveport; two sons, Frank Gayle of Sweeny, W. F. Gayle of Centerville; nine grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; one sister, Miss Janie Leathers; three brothers, Joel and Sam Leathers of Centerville, and Buckner Leathers of Crockett; and one brother-in-law, W. C. Shivers of Crockett.


3-23-61
Dan Wallace Gentry
Mr. Dan Wallace Gentry, a native of Grapeland and a merchant seaman of Galveston Friday, March 17, following an automobile accident. A member of the Baptist church, Mr. Gentry was born on Jan. 8, 1927, in Grapeland. He was a veteran of the Korean war. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Lockout Church with the Rev. Wayne Ivey of Grapeland officiating. Interment was in the San Pedro Cemetery, and pallbearers were T. L. Laningham, Eddie Morrison, Coy Anderson, Norman Rushing, D. L. Stowe, and H. E. Stowe. Mr. Gentry is survived by his wife; his mother, Mrs. Dessie Gentry of Grapeland; three brothers, L. W. of Houston. S. W. of Sugarland, and G. W. of San Antonio; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson of Grapeland. Callaway Funeral Home as in charge of arrangements.


1968
Mrs. Charlie Preston Gentry
Mrs. Charlie Preston Gentry, 70, of Baytown, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, in a Baytown hospital. Mrs. Gentry had lived in Baytown the last 25 years, but was a resident of Houston County before moving to Baytown. Funeral services wEre held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. E. M. Cheek officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, Charlie P. Gentry of Baytown; her mother, Mrs. Joe Allen of Crockett; a brother, Herman Allen of Baytown; a sister, Mrs. Graydon Shaver of Baytown; a grandchild; several neices and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thurs. March 14, 1974
Stokes Wilson Gentry
Mr. Stokes Wilson Gentry, 43, of 1342 Tarberry, Houston, passed away March 6, in Houston. Mr. Gentry was born Nov. 2, 1940 in Crockett. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. March 9 in Callaway Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Preston Graham of San Pedro Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in San Pedro Cemetery. Pallbearers were Denver Henson, Mike Anderson, Phillip Stowe, Larry Gentry, Gary Gentry and Charles Driskell. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Diana Gentry of Houston; his mother, Mrs. Dessie Gentry of Grapeland; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson of Grapeland; two brothers, lewis W. Gentry of Grapealnd and George Gentry of San Antonio. Callaway Funeral Home of Crockett was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, Aug. 4, 1966
Paul F. Gest
Mr. Paul F. Gest, 59, of Crockett, died Sunday afternoon in a Houston hospital. Mr. Gest, a signalman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, was a resident of Houston County for seven years. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Central Baptist Church with the Reverends Jack Edwards and Bob Shotwell officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Renamaie Gest of Crockett; two sons, Pat of Houston and Donald of Crockett; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Robbinson of New Orleans; two brothers, Irwin and Herbert both of Austin. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, Jan. 12, 1967
Hansel Ephriam Gibson
Mr. Hansel Ephriam Gibson, 59, of Crockett, died Thursday afternoon in a local hospital. Mr. Gibson, a native of Hamilton County, had lived in Houston County the last 11 years, and was owner of the Pineywoods Candy Co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crockett, and of the Crockett Lions Club. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. E. P. Ramsey officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Montie Gibson of Crockett; a son, Hansel Eugrene Gibson of Crockett; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Seale of Lufkin, Mrs. Sarah Driskell of Houston, and Mrs. Anna Robertson of Shreveport, La.; a brother, Raymond C. Gibson of Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Murphrey of Canton and Mrs. Jewell Meredeth of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren; an aunt, Mrs. Cal Easley of Athens; also several nieces and nephews. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, Feb. 3, 1972
Mary Shannon Gibson
Mary Shannon Gibson, age 14 months, of New Caney, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, in a Cleveland hospital. Graveside funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Emmett Nelson officiating. Interment was in the Hill Cemetery. Survivors include the mother, Mrs. Berta Elaine Gibson of New Caney; a brother, Gerald Wayne Gibson of New Caney; a sister, Jerrie Denice Gibson of New Caney; a grandfather, J. W. Stein of Houston; a grandmother, Mrs. Oma Dell Gibson of Houston. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.