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REV. ALBERT SIDNEY LEE

 

   Rev. Albert Sidney Lee of Crockett died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in a local hospital. 

 

   Rev. Lee was minister emeritus of the First Baptist Church of Crockett and had lived in this city for the last 43 years.  He was a vetran of World War I, in which he served as a chaplain. 

 

   Rev. Mr. Lee was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a lifetime member of the Knights of Pythias, a life member of the American Legion and an honorary member of the Crockett Lions Club.  He served as chaplain as well as head of the civil defense in Houston County during World War II and also as chairman of the local draft board during the same period. 

 

    Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. E. P. Ramsey officiating.  Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

 

   Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary H. Lee of Crockett, three daughters: Mrs. Dorothy Lee Power and Mrs. Elizabeth Lee Fulgham, both of Pasadena, and Mrs. Merle Lee Sims of Bastrop; two brothers, Jack and Pete Lee, both of Alabama; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Ralke of Panama City, Fla; two grandchildren, Capt. George S, Gulgham of Everett, Wash. and Mrs. C. A. Askey of Bastrop; and five great-grandchildren. 

 

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


NICHOLAS OLIVER ROUTLEDGE
Mr. Nicholas Oliver Routledge, 89, retired farmer and rancher of Crockett, died in a local hospital Saturday, Oct. 24, 1964
 following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct 26, from the Callaway Memorial Chapel with Rev. E. Jewel Strong, Methodist 
minister of Crockett, officiating.
Interment was in the Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett, and pallbearers were O. R. (Hop) Robinson, D. H. Arnold, Hayne Morrow, 
Walter Bear, John Bear, and Roland Bear.
Born on July 24, 1875, in Dunkirk, Ind., Mr. Routledge was a member of the Methodist church. He moved to Texas and Houston 
County in 1907 and had lived here since that time. He was a member of the Davy Crockett Lodge 193, Knights of Pythias.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hanna Routledge of Crockett; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Riviere of Crockett, Mrs. Blanche Harrison 
of Houston, and Mrs. Georgia Moose of Oklahoma City; two sons, John of Crockett, Jim of Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, George, of Dayton, 
Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. David Hodges of Indianapolis, Mrs. Ben Knoth of Bradford, Ohio, and Mrs. Ralph Wright of Tallahassee, Fla; two 
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Thurs. Nov. 15, 1973

L. L. "Ollie" Dykes

Mr. O. L. "Ollie" Dykes, 80, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, in
the Houston County Hospital. Mr. Dykes, a retired rancher and farmer, was
a member of the Baptist church. He was a veteran of WW I and a member of
the American Legion.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Waller
Chapel with Rev. E. P. Ramsey officiating. Interment was in the Evergreen
Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Billie Saxon of Crockett; two sisters,
Miss Bonnie Dykes and Mrs. Maud English, both of Trinity; one grandchild.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thursday, July 20, 1961

Mrs. Ida May Eardley

Mrs. Ida May Eardley, 76, died Monday at the family home near Trinity,
following an extended illness. She was born March 20, 1885, in Bonn County,
Ill., and was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held from the Callaway Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, with Rev. C. A. West, pastor of the First Methodist Church of
Crockett, officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Adkin Spain, Mutt Knox, John Bear, Alvis Story, T. E.
Dawson and Bill Blalock.

Survivors include the husband, William Eardley of Trinity; one son, Wilbur
Eardley of Trinity; one daughter, Mrs. J. Mack Hurtt of Houston; one
granddaughter, Mrs. W. M. Armstrong of El Paso; and five
great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by Callaway Funeral Home.



Thursday, August 17, 1961

Walter Wilbur Eardley

Mr. Walter Wilbur Eardley, 60, retired farmer and construction worker of
Trinity, died at his home after a prolonged illness.

Funeral services were held from the Callaway Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 18, with Carl Allen, minister of the Crockett Church of
Christ, officiating. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery, and pallbearers were
Keith Hobson, Dude Dawson, Lee Beavers, Adkin Spain, C. F. Cook, and
Benford Frizzell.

Mr. Eardley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Eardley of Trinity; a
daughter, Mrs. W. M. Armstrong of El Paso; a sister, Mrs. Syble Eardley
Hurtt of Houston; father, William Eardely of Trinity; and six
greandchildren.

Born on Oct 2, 1900, in Old Ripley, Illinois, Mr. Eardley was a member of
the Church of Christ.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thursday, March 13, 1969

John E. Easton

Mr. John E. Easton, 73, of Lovelady, died Saturday in a Madisonville
hospital of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Mr. Easton, a veteran of World War I, was born April 2, 1895, in Eastland
County, Captain John, as he was affectionaly known to all, was a retired
employee of the Texas Department of Corrections, and had served as warden
of the Eastham, Blue Ridge and Darrington Prison Farms. He had resided in
Lovelady and Houston County since 1934.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Callaway Memorial
Chapel, with Mr. M. E. Gimon of Lovelady officiating. Burial was in
Evergreen Cemetery at Lovealdy.

Pallbearers were Cecil Roe, W. T. Bruton, John Paul Stewart, Harold Stone,
Atmar Turner and H. T. Deaton.

Survivors include two sons, Foye and Jack Easton, both of Lovelady; a
sister, Mrs. Lizzie Steele of Bryan; and three grandchildren.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



9-27-1962

Henry Hager Eaves

Mr. Henry Hager Eaves, 81, of Apple Springs died Thursday afternoon, Sept.
20, in a Trinity hospital. A lifelong resident of Trinity County, he was a
member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Apple Springs
Baptist Church,, Rev. Arnold McBride and Rev. Morris Fletcher officiating.
Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Cora Eaves of Apple Springs; two sons,
Hager Eaves of Florida and Leon Eaves of Kennard; a daughter, Mrs. J. W.
Doyle of Weldon; six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thursday, April 29, 1965

Miss Alice May Eddy

Miss Alice May Eddy, 82, of Crockett, died Tuesday in the Houston County
Nursing Home.

Miss Eddy, born Jan. 3, 1883, in Wisconsin, had lived in this county for
about 60 years. She formerly taught school in Wisconsin, and was a member
of the Porter Springs Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held in the porter Springs Baptist Church at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, with Rev. Jack Edwards and Rev. Edgar Dodd officiating. Burial
was in the Porter Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Roland Murray, E. R. Breton, Mike Lansford, Martin
Lansford, John Spinks and Mack Shipp.

Survivors include a number of cousins.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Grapeland (Houston County) Texas 75844

Thursday, March 31, 1966

Wife is Charged in Husband's Death

Murder charges were filed Wednesday morning against Mrs. Myrtle Edens, 59,
of Route 1, Elkhart, in the shooting death of her husband, Jim Hogg Edens,
63.

According to Sheriff J. B. Lively, the shooting occurred shortly after 5 AM
Wednesday. He said Deputy Sheriff George Cheatman in Grapeland received a
phone call from Mrs. Edens about 5:20 AM saying she had shot her husband and
was jumping into the water well at the residence.

Sherrif Lively related that Cheatman called him and he instructed him to
call an ambulance and proceed to the Edens farm, located in Houston County
north west of Grapeland on the old Elkhart road.

Cheatman called Hassell and Foster for an ambulance and the fire alarm was
sounded for firemen to accompany them to recover Mrs. Edens from the well.

Volunteer fireman assisted in removing Mrs. Edens from the well and she was
returned to Community Memorial Hospital where she was placed in custody and
under a 24 hour guard.

Sheriff Lively stated that her husband was killed by two bullets fired from
a .38 caliber pistol. He added that she would be carried before a judge or
justice of peace for formal arraignment, exact time depending upon her
condition.

The sheriff also stated that two notes were left by Mrs. Edens, but
contents were not disclosed.

Funeral services for Jim Hogg Edens, 63, of Route 1, Elkhart, will be held
Thursday, March 31, at 3 PM in the First Baptist church, Grapeland, with
Rev. J. T. Riley officiating. Burial will be in the Antrim Cemetery.

Mr. Edens was born in Houston County October 39, 1902, and was a son of the
late Albert Newton Edens and Mrs. Fannie Belle Furnell Edens, both of
Houston county. He was a member of the First Baptist church and Grapeland
Masonic Lodge No. 473. Prior to retiring, he was employed by the Humble Oil
Company.

Survivors; wife; daughter, Mrs. Carrie Frances King of Grapeland; brother,
Frank N. Edens of Ruston; two sisters, Mrs. Allie (Emma Charm) Little of
Baytown and Mrs. Merle Isaac of Houston, two grandchildren, Frank Stevens
King and Miss Carrie Susan King.

Remains will be at Hassell & Foster.


Thursday, April 7, 1966

Jim Hogg Edens

Funeral services for Mr. Jim Hogg Edens, 63, of Rt. 1, Elkhart (Antrim
Community), were held Thursday, March 31, at 3 p.m. in the First Baptist
Church of Grapeland, with Rev. J. T. Riley officiating. Burial was in the
Antrim Cemetery, northwest of Grapeland.

Mr. Edens was born in Houston County on October 30, 1902, and died
Wednesday (March 30) at his home. Son of the late Albert Newton Edens and
Mrs. Fannie Bell Durnell Edens, he as a member of First Baptist Church,
Gapeland and Grapeland Masonic Lodge No. 473. Former resident of Ingleside
and Baytown, he was employed by Humble Oil Company before retiring. Also he
was a rancher.

Survivors: wife, Mrs. Myrtle Brown Edens of Rt. 1 Elkhart; one daughter,
Mrs. Carrie Frances King of Grapeland; one brother, Frank N. Edens of
Ruston, Louisiana; two sisters, Mrs. Allie Little of Baytown and Mrs. Ralph
Isaac of Houston; two grandchildren, Frank Stevens King and Mrs. Carrie
Susan King.

Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.



11-8-1962

Services For T. E. Edge, 84

Thomas Edward Edge

Funeral services for Thomas Edward Edge, age 84, of Grapeland were held
Monday (Oct 29) in the First Baptist Church of Grapeland at 2 P.M. Rev.
Bland Kerby and Rev. W. H. Wieting officiated and burial was in the
Grapeland City cemetery with Masons in charge at the graveside.

Pallbearers were Barnett Jordan, Ira Rails, Leon Anderson, Jack Story, J.
K. Dailey, Arthur Walton, Leland Herod and Warren Baker.

Mr. Edge died Oct. 27 following a long illness in a Jacksonville hospital.
He was born in Houston county on September 29, 1878 and was a farmer and
rancher. Mr. Edge was a member of the Grapeland Masonic Lodge and a member
of the Woodmen of the World.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Flora Edge of Grapeland; three sons, Grady
Edge of Grapeland, L. C. Edge of Houston, Floyd Edge of Pasadena; two
daughters, Mrs. J. W. Powell of Nineveh, Mrs. Grady Sheridan of
Jacksonville; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren.

Arrangements were by Hassell and Foster

  

Thursday, March 12, 1970

Grady Edward Edge Sr.

and

Mrs. Zmena Alice Harmon Edge

Funeral services for Grady Edward Edge Sr., 70, and his wife, Mrs. Zmena
Alice Harmon Edge, 69, of Rt. 3, Grapeland, were held Sunday, March 8, at 2
p.m. in the Sunset Christian Church, Grapeland, with the Rev. Gene Simon
officiating. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery, east of Grapeland, under the
direction of Hassell & Foster.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Edge were killed in a car-truck accident Thursday, March
5, at Zephyr, 11 miles east of Brownwood, Highway #84, while erroute to
visit a sick sister of Mrs. Edge, who lived in McCamey. Members of Sunset
Christian Church, both were lifelong residents of Grapeland, where Mr. Edge
was a farmer and carpenter.

Mr. Edge was born Sept, 16, 1899 in Grapeland to Mrs. Flora Garrett Edge
and the late Ed Edge, and Mrs. Edge was born Dec. 13, 1900 to the late Ed
Harmon and Mrs. Lila Walton Harmon.

They are survived by two sons, Grady Edge Jr., of Grapeland, and Harmon
Edge of Lubbock; and four grandchildren.

Survivors of Mr. Edge include his mother, Mrs. Ed (Flora) Edge of Trinity;
a brother, Rev. Lawson C. Edge of Grapeland; two sisters, Mrs. Johnny
(Annie) Powell of Nineveh, and Mrs. Grady (Mary) Sheridan of Trinity.

Mrs. Edge is also survived by a sister, Mrs. J. T. Thetford of McCamey.



Thursday, April 17, 1975

Rites Held For Mrs. Edge

Mrs. Flora Edge

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Edge, 92, of Trinity, longtime Grapeland
resident were held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church,
Grapeland, with the Rev. Kenneth Mobley and the Rev. Kenneth Pries
officiating. Burial was in the Grapeland City Cemetery under the direction
of Hassell & Foster.

Pallbearers were the following grandsons; Grady Edge, Jr., Harmon Edge,
Jimmy Powell, Charles Edge, Tommy Sheridan, Bill Huff, Don Burke and Zane
Richburg.

Mrs. Edge was born April 29, 1882 in Grapeland to the late Frank Garrett
and Nannie Matthews Garrett, and she died Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in a
Crockett nursing home following a long illness. Resident of Grapeland most
of her life, she was a member of the First Christian Church, and the widow
of Thomas Edward Edge, Grapeland farmer and rancher, who preceded her in
death on October 27, 1962.

Survivors; a son, L. C. Edge, Grapeland; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. (Annie)
Powell of Buffalo, and Mrs. Grady (Mary) Sheridan of Trinity; two
half-brothers, Lewis Garrett of Grapeland and Hayden Garrett of
Nacogdoches; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Smith of Grapeland, and Mrs. Linnie
Snell of Houston; 18 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; 12 great great
grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Two son, Floyd and Grady Edge, preceded her in death.



Thursday, August 29, 1968

Bennett E. Edwards

Mr. Bennett E. Edwards, 45, of Center, died Monday morning near Bastrop.

Mr. Edwards was a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Center.

He was a member of Lathrop Lodge No. 21 of Crockett.

Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Weches
Cemetery, with Rev. Earl Moore and Rev. R. J. Rodgers officiating.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hazel Edwards of Center; a son, James
Paul Edwards of Fort Worth; his mother, Mrs. Electra Anderson of Tanaha; a
brother, C. E. Edwards of Okeechobe, Fla.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thursday, December 5, 1968

Mrs. Eunice Linder Edwards

Mrs. Eunice Linder Edwards, 72, of Rt. 1 Crockett, died early Sunday
morning at her residence

Mrs. Edwards was a lifetime resident of Houston County, and a member of the
Christian Church.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the New Energy Church,
with Rev. Max Petty and Rev. J. L. Helpenstell officiating.. Burial was in
the New Energy Cemetery.

Survivors include three nephews, Carless and Travis Hearn, both of Lufkin,
and Jack Hearn of Sacul; three nieces, Mrs. L. A. Wood of Crockett, Mrs.
Ruby Sullivan of Lufkin and Mrs. Stella Landress of Tyler.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thursday, May 4, 1967

Gustave A. Eklund

Mr. Gustave A. Eklund, 73, of Star Rt., Lovelady, died Sunday evening in a
local hospital.

Mr. Eklund was born in New York, but had been a resident of Houston County
for the last 11 years. He was a retired captain in the U.S.M.C., and was a
member of the Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Creek Baptist
Church, with Rev. Walter Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Creek
Cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Eula Eklund of Lovelady; a son, Sgt. Vincent
L. Eklund of the U.S. Air Force; a niece; a nephew; three grandchildren

Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Thursday, Jan. 28, 1971

F. L. Elkins

Mr. F. L. Elkins, 71, died at his home at 3014 University Blvd, in Houston,
on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Mr. Elkins was reared in Lovelady, but had lived in Houston since 1918.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday from the Settegast-Kopf Funeral
Home in Houston.

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Weta Mae Elkins of Houston; a daughter,
Mrs. Anne Didrichsen of Cincinnati, Oh.; sister, Mrs. B. O. Perude of
Crockett; and five grandchildren.



Thursday, August 29, 1968

Mrs. Annie Eliza Elkins

Mrs. Annie Eliza Elkins, 90, of Crockett, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, in a
local hospital.

Mrs. Elkins was born in Texas Jan. 6, 1878, and had been a resident of
Houston County for 68 y4ears. She was a member of the First Church of
Christ Scientist of Boston, Mass.

Funeral services were held from the Callaway Memorial Chapel at 10:30 a.m.
Friday, with Rev. E. P. Ramsey of the First Baptist Church and Rev. L. B.
Boadh of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the
Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett.

Pallbearers were T. E. Walden, Andy Fowler, Herman Knox, Jimmy Albrecht,
Pete Caprilian and Floyd Lewis.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, Mrs. B. O. Perdue of Crockett; three
grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thursday, February 1961

George W. Elliott

Mr. George W. Elliott, 41, of Lovelady, died Monday, Jan. 30, at his home.
He was a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Elliott is survived by his mother, Mrs. Minnie Elliott of Creek; four
brothers, Edgar of Crockett, M. G. and John of Austonio, and Fred of South
Houston; two sisters, Mrs. R. V. Dyches of Crockett and Mrs. J. D. Standley
of Houston.

Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 2:30 p.m. in the
Creek Cemetery, with the Rev. A. S. Higginbotham officiating.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



3-21-63

Mrs. Luella Elliott

Funeral services for Mrs. Luella Elliott, 80, of Rt. 1, Percilla, were held
Wednesday, March 20, in the Evergreen Chapel, Percilla, with Rev. W. H.
Wieting and Calvin Dickey officiating. Burial ws in Evergreen Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ed Shaw, Elzy Shaw, Mongo Edmondson, Leland Herod, Harold
Mitchell, and Guy Manville.

A native and lifelong resident of Houston county, Mrs. Elliott was born
Nov. 29, 1882, daughter of the late Jackson McKinzie and Mrs. Janie
Sullivan McKinzie. She was the widow of B. E. Elliott, who died in
February, 1950.

Member of the Methodist church, she died Monday at 11:20 p.m. at her home
following an illness of several months.

Survivors include two sons, Elbridge (Pete) Elliott of Palestine and Earl
of Percilla; three daughters, Mrs. Erma Lou Bishop of Palestine, Mrs.
Eleanor Frix and Mrs. Edythe Wagstaff, both of Percilla; a brother,
Marshall McKinzie of Grapeland, four grandchildren, Don Bishop and Miss
Joan Bishop, both of Palestine; a brother, Marshall McKinzie of Grapeland,
four grandchildren Don Bishop and Miss Joan Bishop, both of Palestine,
James Earl Elliott and Jerry Lynn Elliott, both of Percilla; a great
grandson, Jackie Earl Bishop of Palestine.

Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.



Services Held For Accident Victim and Grandfather

7-7-1960

Preston Olney Lively

and

Jess E. Elliott

The body of Preston Olney Lively, 49, was discovered early Monday morning
beside the Missouri Pacific railroad tracks north of the depot here.

Webb Finch, justice of peace, said Lively's death was accidental. He is
believed to have been struck down by a passing train.

The body was discovered by J. D. Wallace between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. He
notified Olan Davis, county commissioner, who resides near the scene where
the body was found.

A watch which Lively was wearing had stopped at 12:05 but Davis said he
apparently had not been dead that long.

Bruises were on Lively's head, back and an arm was badly bruised.

Lively's grandfather, Jess E. Elliott, 85, a retired Percilla farmer, died
Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ed Buller in Crockett, and double
funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon.

Rev. W. H. Weiting and Rev. C. A. West officiated at the services at the
Percilla Methodist church and burial was in the Evergreen cemetery.

Pallbearers for Mr. Elliott were T. H. Buller, Elbridge Elliott, Leonard
Barnes, Stan Stanley, Sam Muckleroy and Willie Hayne Knox.

Pallbearers for Mr. Lively wre L. H. Brown, W. A. Brown, Joe Black, Preston
Gerald Lively, John A. Brimberry and Leland Herod.

Mr. Elliott was born in Houston county Feb. 9, 1875. He is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Maggie Elliott of Percilla; two sons, Marvin and Sam Elliott,
both of Percilla; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Buller of Crockett and Mrs. Vella
Whitaker of Grapeland; 13 greandchildren.

Mr. Lively was born in Houston County Aug. 14, 1910. He is survived by his
mother, Mrs. Vella Whitaker of Grapeland; two daughters, Mrs. Vella Clark
of Mesquite and Mrs. Jessie Elmore of Dallas; three brothers, Orville
Lively of Grapeland, Louie Lively of Carthage and Artie Lively of Percilla,
a sister, Mrs. Winifred Barnes of Grapeland; grandmother, Mrs. Maggie
Elliott of Percilla; four half-brothers, William L. Whitaker of Houston,
Leon Whitaker of Temple, Mayo Whitaker of Arizona and Elliott Whitaker of
San Antonio.

Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.



Thursday, July 7, 1966

Pvt. Jerry Lynn Elliott

Funeral services for Private Jerry Lynn Elliott, 20, of Rt. 3, Grapeland
were held Monday, July 4, at 3 p.m. in the Evergreen Chapel, Percilla, with
Rev. W. H. Wieting and Rev. J. T. Riley officiating. Burial was in the
Evergreen Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dewayne Newman, C. W. Cherry, Don Lively, Guinn Lively,
Jerry Daniels, Jim McKenzie, Tommy Byrd, and Sammy Cherry.

Private Elliott was born in Houston County on December 8, 1945, and was
pronounced dead on arrival Sunday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at a Grapeland
hospital, following injuries received in a car accident five miles east of
Grapeland. A 1965 graduate of Grapeland High School, he was stationed at
Camp Pendleton, in Oceanside, California.

Survivors include his parents Mr. and Mrs. Earl Elliott of Percilla; a
brother, James Earl Elliott of Percilla.

Arrangements were by Hassell & Foster.



Thursday, July 18, 1968

Mrs. Agnes Leona Elliott

Mrs. Agnes Leona Elliott, 77, of Lovelady, died early Monday morning at her
home.

Mrs. Elliott was a lifelong resident of Houston County, and a member of the
Antioch Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Antioch Baptist Church,
with Rev. R. J. Marshall officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery.

Survivors include the husband, Sam C. Elliott of Lovelady; two sons, Earl
and Claude Elliott, both of Pasadena; a daughter, Mrs. Dola Evans of
Houston; a brother L. e. Hart of Lovelady; six grandchildren; 14 great
grandchildren.

Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




Thursday, January 6, 1966

Porter Bryan Ellis

Mr. Porter Bryan Ellis, 67, retired farmer of Crockett, died in a Crockett
hospital Sunday, Jan. 2, following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Callaway Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan 4, with the Reverends Don Austin and Floyd Hughes officiating.

Interment was in the English Cemetery, and pallbearers wre Charles
Coaliron, Lloyd Turner, Porter Ellis, A. R. Linder, T. W. Zirlott, and
Freddie Ray Gilbreath.

Born June 15, 1898, in Groveton, Mr. Ellis was a member of the Crockett
Church of God. He had lived in Crockett and Houston County most of his
life.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Mary Bell Ellis of Crockett; six daughters,
Mrs. Lorene Rhone and Mrs. Hazel Martin of Houston, Mrs. Laverne Ball and
Mrs. Clara Hearn of Crockett, Mrs. Lucille Linder of Alburquerque, N. M.;
and Mrs. Ruth Whitehead of Grapeland; five sons, Hollis, Lonnie and Lacy
all of Crockett, Walter of Freeport, and J. L. of Wilmer; a brother Wert
Edward of Arlington; four sisters, Mrs. Betty Wagley of Modesto, Calif.,
Mrs. Matty Harvey of Emory, Mrs. Willie Day of Arlington and Mrs. Sallie
Walker of Dallas; 41 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Thursday, June 23, 1966

Erin Leigh Ellis

Funeral services for Erin Leigh Ellis, one year old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Bobby Ellis of 614 Sulphur, Houston were held June 10 at 2 p.m. in the
Chapel of Fogle West Morthuaries. Rev. William Bar of Park Place Methodist
Church officiated. Interment was in Forest Park East Cemetery.

Other survivors include one sister, Elizabeth Ellis of Houston,
grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Chester P. Hampton of Houston and Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Ellis of Crockett.



Thurs. Jan. 9, 1964

Mrs. Mabel Olivia Ellis

Mrs. Mabel Olivia Ellis, 83-year-old former resident of Crockett, died in a
San Antonio nursing home Monday, Dec. 20.

Born on Nov. 22, 1880, in Georgetown, Mrs. Ellis had lived in Crockett for
a number of years before moving to San Antonio about 38, years ago. She was
a member of the Travis Park Methodist Church of San Antonio.

Graveside services were held at the Glenwood Cemetery in Crockett at 11:30
a.m. Wednesday, Jan 1, with the Rev. Andrew Byers, Presbyterian minister of
Crockett, officiating.

Mrs. Ellis is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George Thurmond of San Antonio;
two sons, Carl of Corpus Christi, and Joe of Ft. Worth; a brother, Guy
Givins of Austin; four grandchildren;and one great grandchild.

Callaway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Joe Richardson

 

Funeral Services for Joe Richardson, age 90 of Crockett, will be held on Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 at noon at St. Luke Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Jasper Cemetery in Crockett. Viewing will be from 10am-6pm. 

Emanuel Funeral Home of Crockett in charge of arrangements.

 


 

DON DWAYNE ALLBRIGHT
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 20, 2004
Mr. Don Wayne Allbright, age 70 of San Antonio, passed from earth to God’s Heaven on September 15, 2004. Mr. Allbright was born March 10, 1934 in Crockett and had been living in San Antonio. Mr. Allbright worked in air conditioning maintenance.
Survivors include his son Gary
Allbright and Randy Allbright, both of San Antonio; mother Mable Dowdell, of San Antonio; brother Dr. Joe Allbright and wife Rita, of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by his wife Neda Sullivan
Allbright; father Albert Allbright; and step-father Frank Dowdell.
Funeral services for Mr. Don Dwayne
Allbright were held Saturday, September 18, at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Joe Allbright officiating. Interment followed in the Center Hill Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JESSIE TURNER
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 20, 2004
Mrs. Jessie Turner, age 80 of Latexo, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2004 in the Crockett Care Center. Mrs. Turner was born February 20, 1924 in Leon County and had lived in Houston County most of her lifetime. Mrs. Turner worked for Allee Garment Factory for 27 years and attended the Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children Leland Turner and wife JoAnn, of Bullard and Linda Turner Bulanek, of Houston; grandchildren Dawn Ward and husband James, of Baytown, Wayne Turner and wife Annette, of Tyler, Kim Thompson and husband Ricky, of Palestine, Pennie Bulanek, of Houston; great-grandchildren Jeanna, Matthew and Joshua Turner, Denae and Clayton Thompson, B.J. Whitton and wife Amanda, Tanhie Mitchum and Jessica Grif-fin; great – great – grandchildren Madi and Zach Whitton; special niece Florene Graham, of Latexo; sister-in-law Pauline Melson, of Crockett; special friend Judy Marsh, of Grapeland; numerous nieces, nephews and other rela-tives.
Preceded in death by her husband Dosh Turner.
Graveside services for Mrs. Jessie Turner were held Thursday, September 16, at 10:00 a.m. in the Latexo Cem-tery with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JASON J. “JR.” KLUTTS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 20, 2004
Mr. Jason J. “Jr.” Klutts, age 70 of Weches, passed away Monday, September 13, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Klutts was born July 4, 1934 in Scurry and had been living in Weches for the past 16 years, previously living in Terrell. Mr. Klutts had retired as a mechanic and was of the Christian Faith.
Survivors include his wife Carol Klutts, of Weches; children Ronnie Klutts and wife O.D., of Commerce, Dwayne Klutts and wife Ann, of Terrell, James Klutts and wife Brenda, of Campbell, Tanya Hill and husband Mike, of Terrell, Janna Hill and husband James, of Willis Point and Kim Simpson and husband Randy, of Ben Wheeler; 20 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister Margie Ruth Griffin, of Corsicana; brother George Dil-lard Klutts and wife Gloria, of Trinity; mother-in-law Verline Pardue, of Weches; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Bennie and Bobby McLeod, of Grapeland; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his daughter Pam Klutts and parents Rosie and Jason Klutts.
Funeral services for Mr. Jason J. “Jr.” Klutts were held Thursday, September 16, at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Earl Gregg officiating.
Graveside services were held Friday, September 17, at 11:00 a.m. in the Weaver Cemetery in Terrell. Interment followed.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

TOMMY ALLEE
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 20, 2004
Mr. Tommy Allee, age 80 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Cen-ter-Crockett. Mr. Allee was born May 1, 1924 in Austonio and had lived in Crockett most of his lifetime. Mr. Allee was owner and operator of Allee’s Jewelry for 48 years before retiring in 1997. Mr. Allee served two terms as a director of the Texas Jewelers Association. Mr. Allee was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving World War II and the U.S. Navy serving in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Allee was a 50 year member of the Lothrop Masonic Lodge and was a member of the First Baptist Church and the A.S. Lee Sunday School Class.
Survivors include his wife Jean Rains Allee, of Crockett; children Randy and Belinda Allee, of Crockett, Terri and Butch
Allbright, of Sugar Land, Suzanne Allee, of Burlingame, Calif.; grandchildren Lisa Allee, of San Carlos, Calif., Jamie Allee, of Crockett and Dusty Allbright
, of Sugar Land; brothers and sisters J.C. Allee and wife Ollie, of Houston, Pete Allee and wife Ruby, of Houston County Lake, Lois Alford, of Austonio, Pearl Snyder and hus-band Russell, of Point Blank, Cecil Allee and wife Pat, of Marble Falls, Ken Allee and wife Melba, of Magnolia; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his parents John Chandler and Ila Mae Butler Allee; and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services for Mr. Tommy Allee were held Wednesday, September 15, at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church-Crockett with the Rev. Keeney Dickenson and the Rev. Frank Oswald officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Renovation Fund, 801 East Goliad, Crockett, TX. 75835 or Creek Cemetery Association, C/O Mary Lucas, 205 Enchanted Estates, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

LEON THOMAS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 20, 2004
Mr. Leon Thomas, age 74, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, September 12, 2004. Mr. Thomas was born February 27, 1930 in Houston County to Bryan and Jasper Thomas.
Mr. Thomas served in the U.S. Air Force during Korean War and later became a barber and worked as an insur-ance agent and staff manager for a major insurance company. At an early age Mr. Thomas played the steel guitar professionally. Mr. Thomas’s first love was his Savior, Jesus Christ. Mr. Thomas encouraged others through his faith and looked forward to the day he would see his Savior.
Mr. Thomas was a devoted husband to his wife, Nelda June Thomas and a wonderful father to three children, Lorri Baack, Daniel Stockton and Dawn Baker Bledsoe.
Survivors include his wife Nelda June Thomas, of Conroe; two daughters Lorri Baack and husband Ronnie, of Palestine, Dawn Bledsoe and husband Vernell, of Tulsa; one son Daniel Stockton and wife Amy, of Tulsa; seven grandchildren T.C., Taylor, Daniel K., Mia, Kayla, Tiffany and Miko; three sisters Syble Temple Williams, of Crockett, Odessa Beathard, of Conroe and Grace Parker, of Lufkin; and sister-in-law Ferrell Thomas, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his mother and father Bryan and Jasper Thomas; two brothers Johnny Thomas and Will Thomas.
Funeral services for Mr. Leon Thomas were held Tuesday, September 14, at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Michael Mynatt officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

VERA JO LOCK-JENNINGS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 20, 2004
Mrs. Vera Jo Lock-Jennings, age 68 of Bryan, formerly of Caldwell, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2004 in the St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston. Mrs. Jennings was born September 3, 1936 in the Centerhill Community and had been living in Bryan for the past 8 years, previously living in Caldwell. Mrs. Jennings was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and the United Daughters of Confederacy. Mrs. Jennings had worked as a teacher and was a member of the Covenant Family Church in College Station.
Survivors include her husband Norman Jennings, of Bryan; daughter and son-in-law Melody Kapchinski and husband Vincent, of Bryan; son and daughter-in-law Richard Lock and wife Kiana, of Woodville; grandchildren Lauren Lock, Joshua Kapchinski, Landon Lock and Laci Lock; brother Jimmie Tunstall; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband Merle R. Lock; and parents Jim Edd Tunstall and Vera Myrtle English Tun-stall.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Vera Jo Lock-Jennings were held Tuesday, September 14, at 11:00 a.m. in the Corinth Cemetery with the Rev. Edvin Rohlack officiating. Interment followed.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ROY “BUDDY” BROWN
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 20, 2004
Mr. Roy “Buddy” Brown, age 91 of Centerville, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2004 in the Crockett Care Center. Mr. Brown was born May 8, 1913 in the Creek Community and had lived all of his lifetime in Centerville. Mr. Brown was a rancher and attended the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his daughter Jean Brown Smith and husband Danny L., of Centerville; granddaughters Shannon Smith Wolfe and husband Duane, of Bryan, Kasey Smith Ginsel and husband Clay, of Marquez; great-granddaughter Nicole Wolfe, of Bryan; sister Ima Brown, of Austonio; brother Loyd Brown and wife Elaine, of Centerville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his wife Opal Ellis Brown.
Funeral services for Mr. Roy “Buddy” Brown were held Monday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Harold Stephens officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BETTY JOYCE RANDALL
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 13, 2004
Mrs. Betty Joyce Randall, age 64 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2004 in the East Texas Medi-cal Center-Crockett. Mrs. Randall was born February 29, 1940 in Austin and had resided in Crockett since 1982. Mrs. Randall was a waitress and a member of the Crockett VFW, American Legion and the Elks Lodge BPOE.
Survivors include her daughters Rebecca Joyce Funke, of Corpus Christi, Lorie Ann Walters, of Mathis, Mary Elaine Omelina and husband Mike, of Crockett; grandchildren Jody Michelle Funke and Ashley Marie Funke, both of Corpus Christi, Joshua Issiah Walters, of Mathis, Richard Wayne Omelina and Mandy Rue Omelina, both of Crockett; step-children Danny McCumber and family and Judy Goodman and family, all of Magnolia; sister Delores Faltisek and husband Bill, of Latexo; brother Bobby Hetzel and family, of Seattle, Wash.; special niece and nephew Sissy Chitwood and family, of Tuttle, Okla. and Dale Jackson and family, of Lavone; numerous other rela-tives and friends.
Preceded in death by her mother Ethel Lorene Collins; father Herschel Harvey Hetzel; and brother Don Hetzel.
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Joyce Randall were held Monday, September 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH. 44720.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BILLIE HEARN BREAUX
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 13, 2004
Mrs. Billie Breaux, age 69 of Pasadena, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2004 in her home. Mrs. Breaux was born February 14, 1935.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Floyd Breaux, of Pasadena; son Gary Reno and wife Diana, of Pasadena; grandson Cassey Reno, of Pasadena; great-grandson Kyle Reno, of Pasadena; brother-in-law Chester Reno, of Crockett.
Preceded in death by her parents Bill Hearn and Evie Grounds Pervis; sisters Marie Reno and Virginia Hearn.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, September 1, at 11:30 a.m. in the McCarter Cemetery with Pastor Richard Gillet officiating. Interment followed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Church in Latexo, C/O Barbara Muck-leroy Rt. 3 Box 96M, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

EVELYN JONES
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 13, 2004
Mrs. Evelyn Jones, age 69 of Dickinson, passed away September 4, 2004 in Galveston. Mrs. Jones was born December 15, 1934 in Houston County, but lived most of her lifetime in Dickinson.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Willie Jack Jones; children Billy and Irene Jones, of Texas City, Judy and Charles Burkett, of Deer Park, Donald Alverson, of Crockett and Sherry Frizzell Ortiz, of Dickinson; one brother Paul Coborn and wife Carolyn, of Bedias; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents Ollie and Bessie Coborn, of Crockett.
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, September 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Corinth Cemetery in Kennard. In-terment followed.
Cashner Funeral Home

EDDIE “COWBOY” MARETH
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 13, 2004
Mr. Eddie “Cowboy” Mareth, age 66 of Corpus Christi, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2004 in the Spohn Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi. Mr. Mareth was born July 19, 1938 in Sublime and had been a resident of Corpus Christi since 1957. Mr. Mareth was a retired welder and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife Normie Jean Mareth, of Corpus Christi; children Carol and Gary Phillips, of Heidel-berg, Germany, Melodie Elliott and Roger Schafer, of Ala., Alisa and William Hanshaw, of Corpus Christi and Paul and Lynette Mareth, of Flour Bluff; grandchildren Jeremy and Jennifer Phillips, Joshua Phillips and Katee Brown, Jared Phillips, Kamden Phillips, Justin Weirich and Nicole Yates, Tyler Weirich, Logan Elliott, Dalton Cook, Bryce Hanshaw, Christopher Mareth and Adam Mareth; great-grandchildren Zane Weirich and Baby Phillips; sisters Gaye Srp, of Orange Grove, Gloria Parker and Jo Edmund, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; brothers Mac and Ginger Mareth, of Camp Creek and Hubert and Barbara Mareth, of Gonzales; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Eddie “Cowboy” Mareth were held Monday, September 6, at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Scott Matthews officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Ever-green Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MARTHA SHANKS CLYMER
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 13, 2004
Mrs. Martha Shanks Clymer, age 75 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2204 in the Whitehall Nursing Center. Mrs. Clymer was born November 7, 1928 in Camp Worth and had been living in Crockett most of her lifetime. Mrs. Clymer was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church-Crockett.
Survivors include her daughter Kay Adams, of Dallas; grandson Trey Adams, of Austin; numerous aunts, cousins and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her parents Marvin Covington and Annie Lou Perry Covington; husband Herbert Shanks; and daughter Betty McGuire.
Memorial services for Mrs. Martha Shanks Clymer were held Wednesday, September 8, at 1:00 p.m. in the Cal-laway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Keeney Dickinson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 1100 W. 49th St., Rm.#G408, Austin, TX. 78756 or American Cancer Society, 4000 S. Medford Dr., Suite 17E, Lufkin, TX. 75901.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WILDA JAUNICE CUNNINGHAM
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - September 13, 2004
Mrs. Wilda Jaunice Cunningham, age 63 of Grapeland, surrounded by her family on September 1, 2004 departed this world to live in glory with our Lord. Mrs. Cunningham was born on March 21, 1941 in Lampasas to Harvey Simon and Reba Fretwell. Mrs. Cunningham was very in raising her children and was always involved in their ac-tivities, including working in the office at Grapeland ISD, while they were in school, helping with FFA projects, working on pageants, cheering her son at football games and rooting for her daughter twirling competitions. On her own, she operated a dress shop in Crockett, fitted glasses for many community residents at the East Texas Eye Clinic and worked at the county court house in Crockett.
Mrs. Cunningham greatest pride and joy, however, has been her beautiful grandchildren. Recently when she felt too tired to share this life with others, she turned and found strength in Justin, Jared, Jayde and Jessie. They brought light back to her eyes and love to her heart.
Mrs. Wilda was a strong woman with deep ties in the East Texas communities of Grapeland and Crockett. Mrs. Cunningham moved to Grapeland to be a homemaker and raise two beautiful children, Teresa Westbrook and Glen Cunningham, whom she was very proud of and loved deeply.
Mrs. Cunningham will greatly be missed.
Survivors include her mother Reba Fretwell, of Lampasas; brother Charles Simon and wife Barbara, of Lampa-sas; three sisters Melissa Casbeer and husband george, of San Antonio, Sue Ellen Samuels and husband Bob, of Alice and Mary Jane Baxter, of Lampasas; two children Teresa Westbrook and husband Kevin and Glenn Cunning-ham and wife Rene; four grandchildren Justin, Jared, Jayde and Jessie, all of Grapeland.
Preceded in death by Harvey Simon and Clyde D. Fretwell.
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilda Juanice Cunningham were held Saturday, September 4, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Grapeland with Bro. Dennis Ivey and Bro. Terry Gibson officiating. Interment followed in Live-lyville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Don Cunningham, Sean Casbeer, Mark Casbeer, Ryan Casbeer, Charles Simon, Jr. and Chance Huff.
Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

EARLINE ETHRIDGE
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 31, 2004
Mrs. Earline Ethridge, age 75 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Ethridge was born January 23, 1929 in San Augustine County and had been living in Crock-ett since April 1998. Mrs. Ethridge had worked as a teacher’s assistant and was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her husband O.B. Ethridge, of Crockett; son Stephen Guy Williams and wife Geneva, of Plea-santon; grandchildren Jennifer Armacost and husband Ron, of Conroe, Stacy LaNell Rodriguez and husband Oscar, of Eagle Pass; great-grand-children Amber Danielle Rodriguez and Kaitlyn and Blake Armacost; brother Guy Tay-lor Fox, Jr. and wife Emma Jean, of Vidor.
Preceded in death Guy Taylor Fox and Velma Waggonner Fox; daughter LaNell Williams; and sister Oneida Fox Gale.
Memorial services for Mrs. Earline Ethridge were held Saturday, August 28, at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Goss officiating.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BILLY RUEBEN KYLE
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 31, 2004
Mr. Billy Rueben Kyle, age 73 of Pasadena, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2004 in the Methodist Hospital in Houston. Mr. Kyle was born September 6, 1930 in Pearson Chapel and had lived in Pasadena most of his lifetime. Mr. Kyle was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Kyle retired from Grey-hound Bus Lines where he worked as a baggage coordinator and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Jeanette Kyle, of Pasadena; nieces and nephews Gloria Hahn, of Baytown, Charles Vance, of Pasadena, Peggy Reed, of Spring, Glen Vance, Kay McCrary, both of Pasadena, Tommy Kyle, of Hunts-ville, Betty Beavers, of Irving and Paul Kyle, of Arkansas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law John Page, of Pasa-dena, Jack and Raylene Ford, Floyd and Janelle Atkinson, all of Baytown; mother-in-law Donna Ford, of Baytown; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his parents Rueben and Lillie Kyle; brothers Melvin Kyle and Robbie Kyle; sister Eva Kyle Page; and father-in-law Jack Ford.
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Rueben Kyle were held Tuesday, July 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Me-morial Chapel with the Rev. Scott Matthews officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MILTON EARL THOMAS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 31, 2004
Mr. Milton Earl Thomas, age 87 of Crockett, passed away Monday, August 23, 2004 of natural causes in Crock-ett. Mr. Thomas was born June 7, 1917 in Blairstown, Missouri. Mr. Thomas’s family moved to Houston when he was two years of age. Mr. Thomas was a long time resident of Bellaire until his retirement to Crockett in 1991.
Mr. Thomas graduated from Milby High School, and attended business school in Houston, and then began his long career in country club management.
Mr. Thomas’s happiest years were the 21 years at Brae Burn Country Club. Mr. Thomas also managed Pine For-est Country Club, Memorial Drive Country Club, and the Onion Creek Club in Austin. After his retirement, he spent 15 years as assistant manager of the Briar Club in Houston where he made many friends and had happy memories.
Mr. Thomas was a member of First Baptist Church of Crockett and was a charter member of Park Memorial Bap-tist Church in Houston. Mr. Thomas was a 50-year member of Reagan Masonic Lodge #1037 in Houston.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Rachel Garrett Thomas; sons Howard Michael Thomas, of Crockett and Dennis Thomas and wife Teresa, of Pine Island; grandchildren Taylor Matthew and Rachel Anna Thomas, of Pine Island; nieces Dorothy Moy and husband John, of Pasadena, Marie Glenn and husband J.L., of Sealy and Yvonne Pickering, of Ala.; Garrett in-laws Laura Garrett, of Houston, Wessie and Howard Ellison, of Pine Island, Christine Ayers, of Houston, and Ray and Leona Garrett, of Pine Island; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday, August 25, at 1:30 p.m. Following the service there was a re-ception for family and friends at the Briar Club.
Memorials may be made to The Jordan School, 1303 East Houston Avenue, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WILLIE O. (JACK) GILFORD
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 31, 2004
Mr. Willie O. (Jack) Gilford, age 81, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2004. Mr. Gilford was born October 16, 1922 in the Cedar Branch Community in Grapeland to Odie and Amie Gilford.
Mr. Gilford accepted Christ at an early age at Cedar Branch Baptist Church. Mr. Gilford graduated from Crockett High School and attended Texas Southern University.
Mr. Gilford was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. After proudly serving his country, he married Cuba Robertson.
Mr. Gilford was the father of two daughters Addie and Eloise and two sons Willie R. and Albert. Mr. Gilfford was the owner and operator of Willie Transfer Moving Company until his health failed. Mr. Gilford later united at Christian Hope under the leadership of Rev. Stroman.
Survivors include his wife Cuba Gilford; two daughters Addie (Henry), Eliosel (Rev. C.T. Shelly); and son Al-bert; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers James (Pearlie) Gilford, Tgree Gilford, of Los Ange-les, Calif.; and one sister Iva Lee Taylor, of Houston.
Preceded in death by his father and mother Odie and Amie Gilford; two brothers Herman and Wilbert Gilford; one sister Florence Cook; one son Willie Romieus Gilford.
Funeral services for Mr. Willie O. (Jack) Gilford were held Saturday, August 14, at 12:00 p.m. at Cullen Mis-sionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert C. Jefferson and the Rev. C.T. Shelly officiating. Interment followed in Houston National Cemetery V.A. in Houston.
Active Pallbearers were Anthony Pinkney, Ronnie McGowan, Shaun Shelly, Wayne King, Kerry Gipson, Oneal McGowan, Ricky McGowan, Michael Cook and L.P. Hicks.
Honorary Pallbearers were Jacob Barkley, Wilbert Dixon, Rev. C.T. Shelly, Richard Campbell, Henry Gipson and Tyree Gilford.
Barkley Mortuary

JOHN DAVID WARD SR.
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 31, 2004
Mr. John David Ward, Jr., age 68, passed away Friday, August 13, 2004. Mr. Ward was born April 3, 1936 in the Wheeler Springs Community he was the third child of the late Rosezena Denson and Artye King Ward.
After graduating in the 1954 class of Ralph Bunche High School. Mr. Ward enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country for eight years. Mr. Ward received an honorable discharge and thereafter gained em-ployment with TSTI in Houston and remained for 15 years. Mr. Ward returned home to Crockett and gained em-ployment with the Texas Youth Commission where he worked for ten years and retired in 2000.
Survivors include his three sons Phillip Ward (Sandra), of Diboll, John Ward, Jr. (Shelia) and Artye Ward (Alonda), all of Marlin; one daughter Debra Collins (Luzene), of Crockett; 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters LaNora Smith (Conell), of Texarkana and Elizabeth Strange, of Crockett; sisters-in-law Dorthy Evans (James), of Crockett and Ruby Ward, of Calif.; special niece Linda Warfield, of Crockett; and a –very special cousin Freddie Marcelous, of Houston; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his wife Carrie Ward; brother Artye Ward, Jr.; and one son David Ward.
Funeral services for Mr. John David Ward, Sr. were held Wednesday, August 18, at 11:00 a.m. in Wheeler Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Gainers and the Rev. H.F. Scott officiating. Interment followed in Denson Cemetery in Wheeler Springs Community.
Active Pallbearers were Larry Young, Alvis Wooten, Jerome Owens, Derrick Gray, Douglas Collins and Lee Collins.
Honorary Pallbearers were Connie Smith, Jr., Byron Smith, Keith Smith, Quincy Campbell, Phillips Ward and John Ward, Jr.
Barkley Mortuary


ARCHIE B. WATSON
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 23, 2004
Archie B. the youngest daughter, was born to the union of Tom and Josephine Lovelady, on December 5, 1914, all of her 5 siblings preceded her in death. She grew up in the Hopewell Community and was educated at the Gludeby School.
She joined Hopewell Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Alfred Reece. Later she joined Mt. Olive Bap-tist Church under the leadership of Rev. A. C. Harris and now Rev. Lavern Gambrell. She was an active member of the church until her death. She thoroughly enjoyed quilting and sewing.
In 1935 she married the late Sylvester “Butcher” Watson with 13 children born to this union. Life’s departure was on August 3, 2004 in a Palestine hospital. Survivors are: 8 children; 5 children preceded her in death, Gennetta Johnson of Grapeland, Mamie Hinton, Hattie Faye Hamilton, Eunice Hobbs of Houston, Dorothy Burnett and hus-band Curly of Los Angeles, Charlie Watson and wife Deanne, Alvin Watson and wife Sharon of Houston, Calvin Watson and wife Dorothy of Crockett, daughter in law; Willie Pearl Watson of Houston, 26 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 5 sisters-in-law; Mary Watson and Cordella Johnson of Houston, Frankie Mae Watson of Crockett, Lillie Bacon of Tucson, Francis Tolliver of San Francisco, 3 brothers-in-law; Marshall Watson of Phoenix, Ted Tolliver of San Francisco, Elbert Watson of Crockett, godsons; Noah and Moses Wilkerson of Crockett, numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 14, 2004, 11 am, St. Luke Baptist Church, 315 South 2nd, Crockett, Rev. R. P. Taylor, pastor, Rev. Lavern Gambrell, officiating. Eternal resting place was in Giles-Huntley Cemetery.
McClain-Clebourn Funeral Service

MARJORIE KOONTZ
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 23, 2004
Mrs. Marjorie Koontz, age 86 of Grapeland, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2004 in the Grapeland Nursing Home. Mrs. Koontz was born July 26, 1918 in Springville, Indiana to Clarence Kirkman and Clara Wright Kirk-man. Mrs. Koontz was a homemaker and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include her husband Richard Koontz, of Grapeland; daughters Dana Taylor, of Groves and Emilie Cunningham, of Grapeland; son Forrest Wells, of Beaumont; sisters Mavis Stafford and Bernice Noel, of Bedford, Ind.; brother Lester Kirkman, of Bedford, Ina.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents Clarence Kirkman and Clara Wright Kirkman; daughters Yvonne Moat and Patricia Poindexter Fleming; and a sister Thelma Mikels.
Funeral services for Mrs. Marjorie Koontz were held Saturday, August 21, at 10:00 a.m. at First United Method-ist Church in Grapeland with Dr. Timothy Roddam and the Rev. Richard Dobbins officiating. Interment followed in Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.
Pallbearers were Christopher Stephens, Robert Winfrey, Billy Earl Cheatham, Tom Dubourg, Justin Cunningham and Jared Murray.
Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

VAUGHN FINCH MCCLAIN
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 23, 2004
Mrs. Vaughn Finch McClain, age 87, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. McClain was born in Houston County.
Survivors include her son Don; daughter Jacquelyn; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband W.M. Jackson “Jack” McClain.
Funeral services for Mrs. Vaughn Finch McClain will be held Friday, August 20, at 10:00 a.m. in Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Parker Cemetery in Grapeland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McAfee School of Theology Student Aid fund, Mer-cer University, Atlanta, Ga. 30301.
A.S. Turner & Sons

MARGA JEAN DRISKILL REEVES
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 23, 2004
Mrs. Marga Jean Driskill Reeves, age 79, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at Westminster Village in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Mrs. Reeves was born October 6, 1924 in the Jones School House Community in Houston County to Zackey D. and Evvie Johnson Driskill.
Survivors include her son Frank Hickman and his wife Shirley, of Jackson, Ala.; grandson Chris Hickman, of Auburn, Ala.; brother Will Evans Driskill and wife Hazel, of Crockett; sister Mattie Clark McLeod and husband John R., of Augusta; three grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband Charles Reeves; daughter Jan Mitchell; and grandson Himer Hickman.
Graveside services were held Friday, July 30, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

JOE C. WILLIAMS JR.
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 23, 2004
Mr. Joe C. Williams, Jr., age 76 of Oyster Creek, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Wil-liams was born December 18, 1927 in Linwood. Mr. Williams moved to Ratcliff at age nine where he grew up and moved to Lake Jackson area in 1953.
Mr. Williams served in the Army in Japan and Germany right after World War II ended then he joined the Mer-chant Marines. Mr. Williams was a retiree from Dow Chemical where he worked in the Motor Transportation De-partment. Mr. Williams was an outgoing man and loved to go to town and talk to people. Mr. Williams attended the First Assembly of God Church in Clute for many years. After his wife died, he attended church with his daughter Margaret at First Assembly of God in Lake Jackson.
Survivors include his two sons Ronnie Williams and wife Terri, of Ratcliff, Gary Williams, of Angleton; three daughters Linda Jo Warren and husband Mike, of El Dorado, Ark., Janet Hardwick and husband Gary Lee, of Texas City and Margaret Westergaard and husband Milton, Jr., of Clute; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.
Preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Bobbie Dean Johnson Williams; parents Joe C. Williams, Sr. and Daisy Williams; brother James Williams; and grandson Jonathan Michael Warren.
Funeral services for Mr. Joe C. Williams, Jr. were held Tuesday, August 17, at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God in Lake Jackson with the Rev. B.F. Flowers officiating. Interment followed on Wednesday, August 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Ratcliff.
Lakewood Funeral Home

DOLLIE ANN SNOW BOTARD
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 23, 2004
Miss Dollie Ann Snow Botard, age 66 of Sheridan, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Miss Botard was born August 13, 1937 in Rosenberg to the late Clayton Jack Sr. and An-netta Elizabeth Otto Snow. Miss Botard was a waitress and a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sheridan.
Survivors include her daughters Annie Louise Backhus, of East Bernard, Penny Marie Dodd, of Sheridan, Ethel Annetta Cantu, of Gretta, La., Elizabeth May Waguspack, of New Orleans, La., Beverly Ann Snow, of Gilberts-ville, Ky., Patricia Sue Muthler, of Frelburg and Zguyla Marie Mittlestedt, of Crockett; sons Alfred Wesley Botard, of San Antonio, Jack Thomas Shaw, of Katy, Clarence Birton Shaw, of Upper Sandusky, OH., Guy Roscoe Botard Jr., of Lake Jackson and John Wesley Botard, of Sheridan; brothers Clayton Jack Snow Jr., of San Antonio, Birton Otto Snow, of Middlebourn, W.Va.; 34 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services for Miss Dollie Ann Snow Botard were held Friday, August 13, at 1:00 p.m. at Dulany Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Goss officiating. Interment followed in Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.
Memorials may be made to Sheridan Memorial Library, P.O. Box 274, Sheridan, TX. 77475.
Dulany Funeral Home

ETHEL NETTLES MARKS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 23, 2004
Mrs. Ethel Nettles Marks, age 95 of Crockett, passed away Friday, August 13, 2004 in the Whitehall Nursing Center. Mrs. Marks was born March 10, 1909 in Creek and had lived in Houston the early part of her lifetime and later moved to Crockett in 1968.
Mrs. Marks attended Sam Houston State Teacher College in Huntsville. Mrs. Marks joined Georgia Camp Baptist Church at an early age and after marrying Howard W. Marks in November 20, 1929 moved to Houston and was affiliated with Park Temple as choir director. Mrs. Marks was very active in gospel singing beginning at a very young age until her death, singing with many quartets including the Nettles Sisters Quartet.
Mrs. Marks was currently a member of the Central Baptist Church and the Esther Sunday School Class. Mrs. Marks was Most Excellent Chief of the Phythian Sisters #15 and Past Worthy Matron of the Crockett Order of the Eastern Star #509. Mrs. Marks had worked as a saleperson for major Houston department stores but most of all was a wonderful homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. In her retirement years she worked at the Crockett Senior Citizens Center for over 13 years delivering food to the other centers in the county and driving the Senior Citizens bus until she was 80 years old.
Survivors include her son Herman Marks and wife Marie, of New Iberia, La.; daughter Gene M. Catoe and hus-band Willis, of Grants, N.M.; daughter-in-law Diane Graham, of Crockett; grandchildren Kathy Romero and hus-band Lynn, of New Iberia, La., Colleen Formby, of Maryland, Ginger Kilgore and husband John, of Kemp, Lori Brundrett, of Spring, Paul W. Diedrich and wife Sarah, of Leander; eight great-grandchildren; sister Augusta McCullar, of Crockett; 21 nieces and nephews; 75 great nieces and great nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her husband Howard W. Marks on August 3, 1995; son James H. (Jimmy) Marks on July 26, 1972; parents J.H. (Tebe) Nettles and Cora Cummings Nettles; brothers Jessie Nettles, Ed Nettles, Robert Net-tles, Watt Nettles and Mike Nettles; and sister Blanche McCullar.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Nettles Marks were held Sunday, August 15, at 2:00 p.m. in the Georgia Camp Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Goodson officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WILLIAM PAUL JOHNSON
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 23, 2004
Mr. William Paul Johnson, age 74 of Wesley Chapel, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mr. Johnson was born September 15, 1928 in Wesley Chapel and had lived in Houston County most of his lifetime. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force having served during World War II. Mr. Johnson was a member of the American Legion Brailsford English Post #134 and was also a member of the Church of God. Mr. Johnson was retired from Western Electric where he worked as a switch board technician.
Survivors include his brothers Edgar F. Johnson and wife Lequanna and Durwood Johnson and wife Patsy, all of Wesley Chapel; sister Henrietta McFall, of Wesley Chapel; sister-in-law Hazel Johnson, of Crockett; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his parents Bob and Ima Johnson; brothers and sisters-in-law Frank Johnson and wife Lucille, Robert “Dude” Johnson and Tommie Johnson and wife Dylis; and sisters and brothers-in-law Maude Gossett and husband Luther and Lena Pearl Owen and husband John.
Funeral services for Mr. William Paul Johnson were held Sunday, August 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DOROTHY SIMMONS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 23, 2004
Mrs. Dorothy Simmons, age 79 of Lovelady, passed away Friday, August 13, 2004 in the Palestine Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Simmons was born March 14, 1925 in Westlake, Louisiana and had lived in Lovelady for the past 22 years. Mrs. Simmons was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #969 in Weldon and was also a mem-ber of the First United Methodist Church in Lovelady. Mrs. Simmons retired as a dietician and had worked for the Rosewood General Hospital.
Survivors include her husband Curtis M. Simmons, of Lovelady; children Linda Spell-Moss, of Lovelady, Ronnie Spell and wife Angela, of Fresno, Robert Spell and wife Loretta, of Houston; step-children Hope Knaust and hus-band Stanley, of Terrell, Richard Simmons and wife Omalie, of Palestine, Milton Simmons and wife Mary, of Weldon; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; Loving Doberman “Venus.”
Preceded in death by her husband Curtis Spell; son Eddie Spell; parents Edgar and Lena Wait; brothers Jay Wait, Morris Wait, Harry Wait and Buddy Wait.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Simmons were held Monday, August 16, at 10:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Lovelady with the Rev. Doug Howell and the Rev. Billy Servis officiating. Interment fol-lowed in the Antioch Cemetery in Lovelady.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT (W.T.) MCDANIEL
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 17, 2004
Mr. William Howard Taft (W.T.) McDaniel, age 78, passed from labor to rest on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. McDaniel was born on March 2, 1926 in Grapeland and was the only child of the late Mrs. Eliza McDaniel Daham.
Mr. McDaniel attended public schools in Grapeland. Mr. McDaniel confessed his hope and faith in Christ at an early age and attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church while in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Mr. McDaniel served his country in World War II as a Seaman 1st Class in the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii. Mr. McDaniel received an honorable discharge and returned to Grapeland 1946, and soon moved to Houston where he was employed by San Ore Gardner Engineering, where he worked as a pile driver for 39 years. Mr. McDaniel was transferred to DeWitt, Arkansas to work on the Arkansas River Navigation Project in 1964. In 1965 he was transferred to Pine Bluff, Arkansas to work on Lock and Dam #4.
Mr. McDaniel met and married Bernice Johnson Middletown on March 29, 1970. After his retirement in 1998 from San Ore Gardner Engineering, he helped build Warehouse Foods and was employed by Jitney Jungle Foods Chain at Mega Market in Jefferson Square, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas where he had many friends.
Survivors include his loving wife Bernice Johnson Middleton McDaniel; one son Michael McDaniel, of Houston; nine step-children whom he helped to rear, Colonel Danny L. Johnson, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Diane Jones, of Sacre-mento, Calif., Angela R. Betton (Dr. H.B. Betton), of Little Rock, Ark., CeCelia A. Johnson, of Renton, Wash., Karen M. Williams, of Pine Bluff, Ark., Estrallta D. Smith, of Little Rock, Ark., Myron N. Johnson, of Atlanta, Ga., Chana W. Thompson, and William N. Middleton, Jr. (Annie Jo Middleton), all of Little Rock, Ark.; 18 grand-children; 10 great-grandchildren; a host of cousins and many friends and well wishers who will miss him.
Graveside services for Mr. William Howard Taft (W.T.) McDaniel were held Saturday, August 14, at 1:00 p.m. in Cedar Branch Community Cemetery in Grapeland. Interment followed.
Barkley Mortuary

PATRICIA CAROL WANTUCK
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 17, 2004
Mrs. Patricia Carol Wantuck, age 71 of Bryan, passed away Monday, August 9, 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Wan-tuck was born July 28, 1933 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mrs. Wantuck had lived in Bryan since December 2001. Mrs. Wantuck retired in 2001 as Office Manager with the Houston County Courier Newspaper in Crockett and was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law Thomas Wantuck and wife Candy, of Hebron, Conn., William “Bill” Wantuck, of Bryan; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by her husband Thomas Otto Wantuck.
Memorial services for Mrs. Patricia Carol Wantuck were held Friday, August 13, at 3:00 p.m. at Callaway-Jones Chapel with the Rev. Gary Bagley.
Callaway-Jones Funeral Home

ROSALIE BLEVINS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 17, 2004
Mrs. Rosalie Blevins, age 78 of Crockett, passed gently from the arms of her family to the arms of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 10, 2004.
Mrs. Blevins had been a Crockett resident for over 24 years. A member of All Saints Episcopal Church. Mrs. Ble-vins served as associate editor of the newsletter, director of the resale shop, member of the Altar Guild and Church treasurer/secretary. Mrs. Blevins was an active member of Crockett Chapter 509, Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as teasurer and was a past matron and deputy.
Survivors include her beloved husband William Blevins; son Michael Quarterman and wife Lilly, of Houston; daughter Cindy Bloschies and husband Herbert, of Houston; grandchildren Sara and Jessica Quarterman, Kelly McMillan and Scott and Brooke McMillan, all of Houston; sisters Dorothy Barker, Lucille Coburn and June Sim-mons, all of Houston; brother J.W. Critendon, of Houston.
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosalie Blevins were held Friday, August 13, at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church. Interment followed at Evergreen Memorial Park-Crockett.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Lance Armstrong Foundation for Cancer Survivors. The Foundation may be contacted at 512-236-8820.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

LEE Y. WHEELER SR.
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 17, 2004
Mr. Lee Y. Wheeler Sr., age 80 of Lufkin, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2004 at Grace Care Center in Lufkin. Mr. Wheeler was a native of Doucette and was a lifetime resident of Kountze. Mr. Wheeler was a Driller in the Oil-field industry and a World War II Army Veteran and served in the Normandy Invasion.
Survivors include his wife Nell Wheeler, of Kountze; sons Lee Wheeler Jr. and wife Gloria, of Lumberton, Cody Wheeler and wife Glenda, of Crockett, Roy Wheeler and wife Patty, of Dayton, Clint Wheeler and wife Sharon, of Crockett; daughter Stella Bernice Reeves, of Tomball; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his mother and father Hula Cecilia Wheeler and W.D. Wheeler; brother John E. “Tweet” Wheeler and wife Christine “Duck” Wheeler; uncles John E. “Jack” Wheeler and Henry Wheeler and wife Stella Wheeler; grandmother and grandfather Julia Wheeler and John Wheeler.
Funeral services for Mr. Lee Y. Wheeler Sr. were held Thursday, August 12, at 10:00 a.m. at Broussard’s 700 W. Saratoga Hwy, Kountze. Interment followed in the Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze.
Broussard’s Mortuary

BETTY MCGAUGHEY
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 17, 2004
Mrs. Betty McGaughey, age 71 of Latexo, passed away Monday, August 9, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Cen-ter-Crockett. Mrs. McGaughey was born March 18, 1933 in Gladwater and had resided in Latexo for the past five years previously living in Houston most of her lifetime. Mrs. McGaughey was a housewife and a member of the Truth Tabernacle Church in Kennard.
Survivors include her son Brian McGaughey and wife Shelly, of Latexo; grandsons Chris, Zachary and Paul McGaughey, all of Latexo; brothers Harold Kennedy and wife Delores, of Ga., Gerald Kennedy and Wife LaVerne, of Mexia, David Kennedy and wife Linda, of Conroe, Donnie Kennedy and wife Ruth, of Houston, James Kennedy and wife Doris, of Arlington, Kenny Kennedy, of Dayton and Gary Kennedy, of Buffalo; sisters Sharon Kennedy, of Buffalo and Wanda Spinks, of Kerrville; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her parents R.C. and Katy Kennedy; husband C.B. McGaughey; daughter Cheri Medford; sisters Melba Rogers and Maxine Abernathy; and brother Clinton Kennedy.
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty McGaughey were held Wednesday, August 11, at 2:00 p.m. in the Brookside Cemetery in Houston with the Rev. Grady Gladden officiating. Interment followed.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MARJORY CHARLOTTE BANE
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 17, 2004
Mrs. Marjory Charlotte Bane, age 80 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2004 in Lufkin Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Bane was born November 3, 1923 in Kief, North Dakota and had resided in Crockett since 1979 formerly residing in Pearland. Mrs. Bane was a housewife and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children Judy Bane, of Crockett, Gene Bane and wife Janis, of Stafford, John Bane and wife Cricket, of The Woodlands, Robert Bane and wife Aileen, of Sugar Land, Ronnie Bane and wife Rhonda, of Willis; grandchildren John Bane and wife Lena, Cody Bane, Jeremy Bane, Misty Bane, Gene Bane, Sarah Bane, Ross Bane, Miranda Bane and Makayla Bane; great-grandchildren Lauren and Cameron Bane; brother Roland Bokovoy, of Moss Bluff, La.; sister Dolores Duckworth, of Bainbridge Island, Wash; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband J.T. Bane.
Funeral services for Marjory Charlotte Bane were held Wednesday, August 11, at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. William Dunn officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to a charity of your choice.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MAURICE LIVINGSTON
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 17, 2004
Mrs. Maurice Livingston, age 76, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2004 in Crockett. Mrs. Livingston was born January 13, 1928 in Lovelady to the proud parentage of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roberts, she was affectionately given the nickname, “Ted.”
Mrs. Livingston became a member of the Church of Christ in Lovelady at an early age and remained a faithful member. Mrs. Livingston united in Matrimony to Vertis Livingston of Lovelady on December 3, 1951. Mrs. Livingston left our home but not our hearts.
Survivors include her devoted sisters Jewel Baker, of Lovelady, Maggie Sheppard, Johnett Lane and Pauline Fisher, all of Houston; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her husband Vertis Livingston; parents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roberts; two sisters Ethel Livingston of Lovelady and Ora Lee Williams of Houston; two brothers Jessie Lee Roberts of Phoenix, Ariz. and Curtis Charlie Roberts of Richmond, Calif.
Funeral services for Mrs. Maurice Livingston were held Saturday, July 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Grove Church of Christ in Lovelady with Bro. Archie Bass officiating. Interment followed in Cal Wooten Cemetery in Lovelady.
Active Pallbearers were Kenneth Johnson, Bernard Dixon, Roger Lee Baker, and Joseph Baker.
Honorary Pallbearers were Clifton Williams, James Harris, George Butler, Jr., Heron Livingston, Jr. and Stephen Livingston.
Barkley Mortuary

MARY “ANGELA” HUFFMAN
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 17, 2004
Mrs. Mary “Angela” Huffman, age 61 of Palestine, passed away Friday, August 6, 2004 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler after fighting a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Huffman was born June 24, 1943 in Midland to Henry and Margaret Hill. Mrs. Huffman worked for T.D.C. and Crockett State School before retiring.
Survivors include her husband Richard Huffman, of Palestine; daughter Misty Huffman, of Palestine; sons Robert Prichard, Jr. and wife Jackie, of Elkhart, Jason Prichard, of Hohenwald, Tenn. And E.J. Meadows, of Palestine; mother Margaret Nyc, of Big Spring; sister Vickie Maley, of El Paso; special aunt and uncle Paul and Rosemary Garrett, of Big Spring; grandchildren Dylan, Michael and Deborah; one great-grandchild; and several relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her father Henry Hill.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary “Angela” Huffman were held Monday, August 9, at 3:00 p.m. at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Mike Mullican officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Meadows, Robbie Cannon, Koren Lee, Lonny Johnson, Blake Fraizer and Ike Weath-erly.
Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

ISANG MARTIN ESSIEN
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 17, 2004
Mr. Isang Martin Essien, age 23, passed away July 23, 2004. Mr. Essien was born in Houston, he was the oldest son of Martin and Victoria Essien and the brother of Earlie, Sundra and Thomas Essien.
Mr. Essien graduated from the Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions in May 1998 and enlisted in the United States Navy. There, he completed his naval training programs with honors and served as an electronics technician. Mr. Essien also earned an Associate of General Studies degree, with honors, from Central Texas College in Killeen. Mr. Essien was accepted into the school of architecture at the University of Houston for the fall of 2004.
Mr. Essien was a mature Christian who blessed others with his generosity, kindness and good-natured spirit. Mr. Essien was a member of New Faith Church, where he was baptized in 1987. Mr. Essien will be greatly missed by his family in Nigeria.
Survivors include his two uncles Chief Cosmas M. Essien and Celestin U. Essien; two aunts Benedeth Afangideh and Monica Paul; cousins Dominic Afangideh, of Dallas, Candace King, of Houston, Ronnie Coleman, of Huntsville, Christopher Fisher, of College Station, Brandi Pleasant, of Houston, Margeaux Fisher, of Natchitoches, La., Crystal Fisher, of Hawkins and Destini Watson, of Spring; maternal grandmother Earlie Groves, of Crockett; aunts and uncles Dr. Helen King and husband George, of Huntsville, Billy “Hollywood” Groves, of Crockett, Brenda Atchison and husband Rev. Delvin Atchison, of Waco, Dr. Ianthia Fisher and husband Jimmy, of Crockett; Dr. Ruth Groves Watson, of Spring and Rev. Oscar Henderson and wife Rhonda, of Crockett.
Funeral services for Mr. Isang Martin Essien were held July 31, at 11:00 a.m. at New Faith Church in Houston with Dr. T.R. Williams Sr., officiating. Interment followed in Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland.
Active and Honorary Pallbearers were Dominic Afangideh, Christopher Fisher, Elijah Udom, Ronnie Coleman, Shannon Brown, Adetoye Olurin and Carol Udokah.
Barkley Mortuary

CORINNE ADAMS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 17, 2004
Mrs. Corinne Adams, age 93 of Willis, passed away Wednesday August 4, 2004 in the Conroe Regional Hospital. Mrs. Adams was born March 20, 1911 in Lovelady and had lived in Willis for the past 2 years. Mrs. Adams was a retired nurse and a member of the Evangelistic Temple in Houston.
Survivors include her children Bobby Adams and wife Stella, of LaGrange, Melba Teves and husband Howard, of willis, Dicky Adams and wife Betty, of Eagle Lake, Glenn Adams and wife Elaine, of Humble, Jackie Staphinbil and husband John, of Ga., David Adams and wife Peggy, of Houston, Pete Adams and wife Linda, of Crockett; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother Charles McPhail and wife Polly, of Houston.
Preceded in death by her husband Leonard Adams in 1973; sister Ruby Roberts; and brothers Buck McPhail and Royce Mcphail.
Funeral services for Mrs. Corinne Adams were held Saturday, August 7, at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Reggie Gregory officiating. Interment followed in the Latexo Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

DAVID LEE YOUNT
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 10, 2004
Mr. David Lee Yount, age 51 of Ratcliff, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2004 in a Houston Hospital. Mr. Yount was born June 21, 1953 in Houston. Mr. Yount was a retired Veteran, and was devoted to serving his coun-try in the Armed Forces, and served in the United States Army and the National Guard. Mr. Yount was a member of the Aces Motorcycle Club.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather Wilma and Charles Hendrix, of Ratcliff; daughters April Lynette Yount, of Tyler, Tiffany Nicole Yount and Megan Alexandra Yount, both of Crockett; brothers Danny Yount and Molly King, of Ratcliff and Charles Milton Hendrix, Jr., of Lufkin; sisters Virginia Kirchmer, of Ratcliff and Pam-ela Lee Sweatman, of Ft. Worth, Connie and Eddie Acker, of Onalaska; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, un-cles and cousins.
Preceded in death by his father James David Yount; infant brother Darrell Yount.
Funeral services for Mr. David Lee Yount were held Friday, August 6, in the Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Smith and Bro. Buddy Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Johnny E. Smith, Ronald Ray Smith, Bobby Smith, Leroy Peterson, Alton Ray Peterson and Delbert Wayne Peterson.
Honorary Pallbearers were Matthew Dombroski, Kevin Kirchmer, Dwain Anderson, George Henry Dickson, Dustin Ennis, Dalton Yount and members of the Aces Motorcycle Club.
Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home

DARRIS JONES SMYTH
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 10, 2004
Mrs. Darris Jones Smyth, age 72 of Willis, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2004 in the Conroe Regional Hospi-tal. Mrs. Smyth was born November 19, 1931 in Percilla and had been living in Willis. Mrs. Smyth worked as a grocery cashier.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Carl E. Jones and wife Sacia, of Conroe; daughter and son-in-law Lura Young and husband Bill, of New Waverly; grandchildren Carleen Stanley, Michael D. Moore, Doug Jones, Audrie Martin; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Sam Allen and wife Barbara, of Conroe, Oscar Allen and wife Elnora, of Crockett; daughter-in-law Angela Steele, of Coldspring; special aunt Ollie Wash, of Lufkin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husbands Carl Jones and Jack Smyth; son James Ray Jones; and parents Samuel Edgar Allen and Lura Mae Jones Allen.
Funeral services for Mrs. Darris Jones Smyth were held Thursday, August 5, 11:30 a.m. in the First United Meth-odist Church with in Lovelady the Rev. Doug Howell officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemtery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

NANCY SUE BROWN MANVILLE
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 10, 2004
Mrs. Nancy Sue Brown Manville, age 57 of Grapeland, passed away Monday, August 2, 2004 in Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Mrs. Manville was born September 24, 1946 in Houston to James L. Brown, Sr. and Mary Andrews Brown. Mrs. Manville was a homemaker and self employed and was of Baptist Faith.
Survivors include her daughter Aimee Abben and husband Eric, of Missouri City; sons Taylor Manville and Bobby Brown, both of Grapeland; one sister Carolyn Edwards, of Baltimore, Md.; and two grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents James L. Brown and Mary Andrews Brown; and brother James L. Brown, Jr.
Private services for Mrs. Nancy Sue Brown Manville will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, North Texas Chapter, 4300 MacArthur Suite #245, Dallas, TX. 75209-6524, or to the National Vaccine Injury Protection Program, 421-E. Church St., Vienna, Va. 22180.
Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

CATHERINE HARRISON
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 10, 2004
Mrs. Catherine Harrison, age 84 of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Harrison was born December 22, 1919 in Houston County and had lived in Houston County most of her lifetime. Mrs. Harrison was a retired teacher and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her husband Tommie Harrison, of Crockett; son Freddie Harrison and wife Warette, of Crock-ett; daughter Charlotte Rice and husband Bryant, of Conroe; grandchildren Rusty Harrison and wife Teresa, of Tomball, Loden Ainsworth and wife Tammy, of Naperville, Ill.; five great-grandchildren; brother Marshall Jackson and wife LaVerne, of Lufkin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Harrison were held Saturday, July 31, at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jerry House officiating. Interment followed in the Corinth Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church 701 E. Goliad, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ETHEL REYNOLDS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 10, 2004
Mrs. James “Ethel” Reynolds, age 81 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2004 in Crockett. Mrs. Reynolds was born August 26, 1922 in Anderson County and was a lifetime resident in Crockett. Mrs. Reynolds was a housewife and also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her daughters Marie Peterson and husband Bert, of Huntsville, Shirley Wisinger, of Crockett; grandchildren Linda Wimberly and husband Bill, of Goodrich, Jim W. Peterson, of Houston, Brenda Bradshaw and husband Ansel, of Crockett, Lisa Hall, of Latexo, Cheryl Terrell and husband Billy, of Gilmer; ten great-grandchildren; sister Bernice Lasiter and husband J.R., of Crockett; sisters-in-law Frances Doss, of Houston, Sybil Reynolds, of Kitrell; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband James Reynolds; son-in-law Tommy Wisinger; sister Hazel Black; brothers Horace Coker and Arthur Coker; sister-in-law Rosie Coker; and brother-in-law Robert Black.
Funeral services for Mrs. James “Ethel” Reynolds were held Friday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Atkinson officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ARLENE JONES
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 10, 2004
Mrs. Arlene Jones, age 85 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2004 in the Lufkin Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Jones was born September 1, 1918 in Kansas and had resided in Houston County for the past 27 years. Mrs. Jones was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the Lydia Sunday School Class. Mrs. Jones was also a member of the D.A.R.
Survivors include her husband Jack F.W. Jones, of Shady Grove; daughter Reta Rowell and husband Dan, of Vic-toria; son Ben J. Jones and wife Joanna, of Refugio; grandchildren Michael Rowell and wife Jackie, of Brazoria, Nancy Garcia and husband Felix, of Inez, Bailey Jones, of Austin, Corinda Jones, of Dallas; great-grandchildren Jenifer, Travis, Todd and Robin Rowell and Michelle and Johnatan Dodson; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mrs. Arlene Jones were held Monday, August 2, at 2:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 801 East Go-liad, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WILLIAM G. “BILL” DOWNES
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 10, 2004
Mr. William G. “Bill” Downes, age 65 of Grapeland, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2004 in Houston. Mr. Downes was born August 3, 1938 in New Iberia, Louisiana to William and Ione Downes. Mr. Downes was a member of the Elks Lodge in Crockett and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his daughters Sharon Downes, Adruenne Sun, Karen Brindamour and Pamela Shafer; sister Cynthia Pyron; brother Robert Downes; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. William G. “Bill” Downes were held Tuesday, August 3, at 2:00 p.m. in Crowder Fu-neral Home Chapel with Deacon Rob Stevens officiating. Interment followed in Forest Park Lawndale in Houston.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to The Sweetheart Fund-Elks Lodge, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Crowder Funeral Home


JACK F. GARWOOD
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 2, 2004

Mr. Jack F. Garwood, age 85 of Crockett, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2004 in the Crockett Care Center. Mr. Garwood was born November 28, 1918 in Buffalo, New York and had been living in Crockett since 1986. Mr. Garwood was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II. Mr. Garwood worked as a computer technician and was a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors include his children Randolph Dean Garwood and wife Sharon, of Tex., Donna Lee Hol-den and husband Louis, of Missouri City, Danny Garwood, of Crockett; grandchildren Holly Mathis and husband Auggie, of Friendswood, David Holden and wife Karie, of Missouri City; great-grandchildren Andrew, Alex, Austin and William; brother Robert Garwood, of Crockett; sister Betty Lee McGinty, of Tonawanda, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his wife Verna Garwood in 1992.
Funeral services for Mr. Jack F. Garwood were held Thursday, July 29, at 11:00 a.m. in the Calla-way-Allee Memorial Chapel with Father Zack officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memo-rial Park.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

WILLIAM RICHARD “RICK” CONARROE
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 2, 2004

Mr. William Richard “Rick” Conarroe, age 51 of Lufkin, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Conarroe was born April 5, 1953 in Crockett to William Melvin and Grace (Thomas) Conarroe. Mr. Conarroe graduated from Groveton High School. Mr. Conarroe worked for Brookshire Brothers for 20 years, after which he became self-employed. Mr. Conarroe had resided in Lufkin for the past 25 years and played a very active part in the community. Mr. Conarroe served on the Board of Trustees of Central ISD for 14 years, and had served on the Board of Directors of Goodwill and the Idlewood Water Control and Improvement District. Mr. Conarroe was a past president of the Central Booster Club, the Pineywoods Youth Basketball Association, the Central Little Dribblers As-sociation, the Central Softball Association and the Idlewood Homeowners Association.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Debbie Conarroe, of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law Shelly and Chad Balch, of Mansfield; daughters Jennifer Conarroe and Rikki Rene’ Conarroe, both of Lufkin; grandson Caleb Balch, of Mansfield; mother Grace Conarroe Parker, of Lufkin; sister-in-law Susan Johnson, of Tyler; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Wayne and Joyce Brown, of The Wood-lands and David and Julie Brown, of Tyler; and special friends and business partner ray and Sammie Campbell, of Lufkin.
Preceded in death by his father William Melvin Conarroe.
Funeral services for Mr. William Richard “Rick” Conarroe were held Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in the Carroway-Clarbar Funeral Home Chapel with David Caskey officiating. Eulogies were given by Donnie Puckett and Robert Gilmer. Interment followed in Creek Cemetery in Houston County.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Brooks, Jerry Holloway, Ray Campbell, Billy Patton, Troy Finch, Chad Balch, Hubert Conarroe, Gary Conarroe and Marshall Conarroe.
Honorary Pallbearers were the Board of Trustees and the Superintendent of Central ISD and Brookshire Brothers Employees, Roger Parker, Dale Hunter, Bill Simpson, Randy Deal, Terry Tate, Phil Metzinger, Lester Underwood, Wayne Wilkerson, Mike Jones and Buddy Colmer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, TX. 75901 or to the Central Church of Christ Building Fund, 711 N. Second, Lufkin, TX. 75901.
Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home

VIRGIL LUCILLE HARRISON
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 2, 2004
Mrs. Virgil Lucille Harrison, age 90, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2004. Mrs. Harrison was born January 2, 1914 to Nolan and Katie Thompson in Lovelady. Mrs. Harrison was retired from Cham-pion Paper and was a member of Southeast Church of Christ.
Survivors include her grandchildren David Lawson and wife Gail, Debra Ellis and husband Dennis and Mark Lawson; great-grandchildren Eric, Karen, Jaime and Adam; daughter-in-law Tiny Sue Lawson.
Preceded in death by her parents Nolan and Katie Thompson; first husband Grady Lawson; son Michael P. Lawson; and second husband of 47 years, Ben R. Harrison.
Funeral services for Mrs. Virgil Lucille Harrison were held Saturday, June 19, at 2:30 p.m. in Pasa-dena Funeral Chapel with David Cady officiating. Interment followed at Forest Park Lawndale Ceme-tery.
Pasadena Funeral Chapel

LETA MAE LANGHAM
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 2, 2004
Mrs. Leta Mae Langham, age 80 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Langham was born August 31, 1923 in Percilla and had lived most of her lifetime in Houston County. Mrs. Langham had worked as a sales lady for K. Woolens and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crockett.
Survivors include her husband Thomas Troy Langham, of Crockett; son Troy Gene Langford and wife Jannell, of Tulsa, Okla.; step-daughter Patsy Langham Orr, of Crockett; step-son Carroll Dean Langham and wife Dorothy, of Latexo; grandchildren Jennifer Erin, Christopher Troy and Jillian Mae Langham, all of Tulsa, Okla., Richard Melvin Orr, Jr., of Durango, Colo., Michael Dean Orr, of Crockett, Clint Langham and wife Kim, of Porter Springs, Matthew Langham, of Latexo; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her sister Avis Moore; brothers Gordon Williams and Irving Williams; and grandson Gary Orr.
Funeral services for Mrs. Leta Mae Langham were held Saturday, July 24, at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jerry House officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 701 E. Goliad, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MARY JANE KEELAND DAWSON
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 2, 2004
Mrs. Mary Jane Keeland Dawson, age 92 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2004 in Houston. Mrs. Dawson was born June 14, 1912 in Grapeland.
Mrs. Dawson was a member of the First Baptist Church joining at an early age. She served as Di-rector of the nursery for 25 years and was a committee chairperson. Mrs. Dawson was a former member of the Magnolia Garden Club, Culture Club, and Cadman Club of Crockett. She was a member of the Choral Club, Spring Creek Country Club and the Tuesday Sewing Club, honorary members being Bob Overstreet, Frank Towery and Thomas McClendon. She was a board member of the Rusk State Hospital volunteers, chairperson of the Decorating committee of the restoration of the Monroe Crook house and a member of the Downes Aldrich Corporation. She was an organizing member of the Major Jarrell Beasley Daughters of American Revolution, serving as treasure and chairperson of many committees. She was a former member of the Davy Crockett Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, ancestor of A.E. Gossett, who gave the Townsite. Mrs. Dawson was also a former member of the La Salloe Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists, the Jamestown Society, the Magna Carter Dames. She was former member of the Colonial Dames of America Chapter VIII, Houston. Mrs. Dawson was a descendent of Joseph Royall, who came to America, settled on the Jamestown River in Virginia in 1622. A founder and Patriot.
Mrs. Dawson was a graduate of Crockett High School, attended CIA, Mary Hardin Baylor College and the University of Texas, majoring in Architecture and Interior Design.
Survivors include daughter Mary Jane Byrd of Houston; grandchildren Robert Dawson and wife Melinda and Mary Elizabeth Byrd Gomez of Houston; great grandchildren Lauren and Kristen Byrd and Gilbert Oran Gomez III; sister Theresa Overstreet; Nieces and nephews Robert C. Overstreet Jr, Francis O. Tabor and husband Tommy; grand niece’s and nephew’s Stacy Selman and husband Troy, Sabrina O. Driskell and husband Jim, Bob Overstreet III, Kimberly Phillips, Ronald Walker, Lance Corporal T.J. Tabor, Jr, Katelyn Tabor Carmichael, Courtney Huff, Ty Huff, Madison and Emily Phillips, Kalee, Emily and Macie Walker. “Aunt Jane” is survived by many loving and precious Dawson relatives and friends.
Mrs. Dawson was preceded in death by son-in law Wm. W. Byrd and great niece Melissa Huff.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Keeland Dawson were held Monday, July 5 in the First Baptist Church of Crockett with the Rev. E.P. Ramsey and the Rev. Kenny Dickenson officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery in Crockett.
Pallbearers were Bob Overstreet, Jr., Bob Overstreet III, Tommy Tabor, Lance Corporal T. J. Ta-bor, Sturart Dawson, Bob Dawson, Scott Dawson. Honary pallbearers were Frank Towery, Dr. Charles Spain, Thomas McClendon, Ronald Dowell, Charlie Dawson, Dawson Ainsworth, Robert Dawson, Reid Dawson, Kyle Dawson, Bill Dawson, Dawson Cole, Turner and Benjamin Brown.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

JOHNNY E. AINSWORTH
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 2, 2004
Mr. Johnny E. Ainsworth, age 64 of Pearland, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2004 in the Houston Hospice of the Texas Medical Center. Mr. Ainsworth was born September 12, 1939 in Crockett and had lived in the Houston Area most of his lifetime. Mr. Ainsworth was a veteran of the National Guard Reserves having served as a Buck Sergeant. Mr. Ainsworth worked in Aircraft Sales and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennard.
Survivors include his wife Julie Ainsworth and daughter Jennie, of Pearland; son Dawson Ains-worth and wife Sara, of Sugar Land; grandson Jackson Ainsworth, of Sugarland; brother Jerry Ains-worth and wife Debby, of Lufkin; nephews Jeff Ainsworth, Russell Ainsworth, both of Lufkin; niece Melanie Johnson, of Grapeland; numerous cousins and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his parents Johnny Cloyce and Blanche Carmen Rains Ainsworth.
Funeral services for Mr. Johnny E. Ainsworth were held Friday, July 23, at 4:00 p.m. in the Calla-way-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jim Tom Ainsworth officiating. Interment followed in the Corinth Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Houston Hospice of the Texas Medi-cal Center, 1905 Holcomb Blvd., Houston, TX. 77030.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

CHARLES W. TURNER
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - August 2, 2004
Mr. Charles W. Turner, age 77 of Houston, formerly of Porter Springs, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2004 in the V.A. Hospital in Houston. Mr. Turner was born September 12, 1926 in Porter Springs and had spent most of his lifetime in Houston. Mr. Turner was veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. Mr. Turner had worked and retired as an auto mechanic.
Survivors include his children Charles Turner and wife Barbara, of Normangee, “Sissie” Glenda Cope and husband Paul, of Katy, Carl Ray Turner and wife Fran, of Spring; eight grandchildren; fif-teen great-grandchildren; sisters Lora Rich, Pauline Tilley, both of Houston; brother CeCil Turner, of Conroe; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his parents William and Onia Cook Turner; brother Dawson Turner; and sister Maudine Tilley.
Funeral services for Mr. Charles W. Turner were held Thursday, July 22, at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ross Newton officiating. Interment followed in the Porter Springs Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Porter Springs Cemetery Association, C/O Kathy Ward, 301 Johnson Avenue, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

GRACE ANN GREEN
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004
Mrs. Grace Ann Green, age 65 of Oakwood, passed away Monday, July 5, 2004 at East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mrs. Green was born April 7, 1939 in Crockett to Marvin and Jewel Owens Stuart. Mrs. Green had lived in rural Leon County for the past ten years, having moved there from Houston where she had worked several years as an electronic technician for the oil industry. Mrs. Green was a member of the North Creek Baptist Church and was very active in the church’s ministry, working in the church food pantry, helping her husband do church yard work and teaching pre-schoolers in V.B.S. and Sunday School. Mrs. Green enjoyed flower gardening. Mrs. Green was very devoted to her family and was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband Jimmie Wayne Green, of Oakwood; three sons Rick Sims, Dean Sims and wife Maria, all of Houston and Stacy Wayne Green, of Texas City; two daughters Shelby Lynn Sims, of Richmond and Chris Ann Bender and husband Steven, of Houston; brother Bobby Wayne Stuart, of Crockett; sister Darlene Ames, of Dayton; three grandsons Brandon Bender, James Sims and Lucas Sims; and two granddaughters Jodi Bender and Anita Sims.
Preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Jewel Owens Stuart; sister Bernadean Long; two brothers Marvin Stuart and Benford Stuart.
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Ann Green were held Thursday, July 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the North Creek Baptist Church in Centerville with the Rev. Norman Diehl, pastor of the North Creek Baptist Church and the Rev. Richard Ray, pastor of the Faith Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in the Parker Cemetery in Houston County.
Pallbearers were Rick Sims, Dean Sims, Stacy Wayne Green, Steve Bender, Chris Rugaard and Brandon Bender.
Walters Funeral Home

COLLIE MAE ANDERSON
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004
Mrs. Collie Mae Anderson, age 93 of Elkhart, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2004 in Elkhart Nursing Home. Mrs. Anderson was born January 23, 1911 in McGregor to Thomas Riley and Lula Anderson Riley. Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and was a Baptist.
Survivors include her five daughters, Lillian Beaird, Lula Wilson, Mary Irwin, Ann Callaway, all of Elkhart and Barbara Pilkington, of Grapeland; five sons, Albert Anderson, of Chandler, Roy Anderson, Robert Anderson, Tilman Anderson and Marvin Anderson, all of Palestine; 39 grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Anderson; parents, Thomas Riley and Lula Anderson Riley; four sons, J.W. Anderson, Marshall Anderson, Jr., Bobby Anderson and Billy Joe Anderson.
Graveside services for Mrs. Collie Mae Anderson were held Saturday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m. in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Elkhart with the Rev. Barney Walker officiating.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Beaird, Dale Gafford, David Wilson, Larry Beaird, Weldon “Bubba” Hodge and Craig Anderson.
Honorary Pallbearers were Lawrence Irwin, Weldon Hodge, Russell Hammons and Rodney Smith.
Bailey & Foster Funeral Home

JAMES BURTON REID
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004
Mr. James Burton Reid, age 50 of Lovelady, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Reid was born July 29, 1953 in Crockett and had lived in Lovelady all of his lifetime. Mr. Reid had worked as a plant manager for Wedco.
Survivors include his wife Colleen Reid, of Lovelady; daughters Heather Reid Jackson and husband Luke, of Round Rock, Angela Reid Ramirez and husband Carlos and granddaughter Ariana, of Lovelady; parents Floyd and Shirley Reid, of Grapeland; father-in-law and mother-in-law Sam and Mary Louise Stovall, of Webster; brothers Billy Reid, Bugger Reid, Frank Reid, all of Lovelady, Randy Reid, of Grapeland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. James Burton Reid were held Friday, July 16, at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Roy Beard and the Rev. Scott Matthews officiating. Interment followed in the Weches Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lovelady Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 83, Lovelady, TX. 75851.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

VIRGIE CARTWRIGHT WANLESS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004
Mrs. Virgie Cartwright Wanless, age 82 of Jacksonville, passed away Friday, July 13, 2004 in Jacksonville. Mrs. Wanless was born November 19, 1921 in New Willard. Mrs. Wanless was a homemaker and a member of the Troup Community Church.
Survivors include her husband, Marlin “Mike” Wanless, of Jacksonville; son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Johnnie Cartwright, of Neches; daughter and son-in-law Mary Ann and Paul Gianona, of San Antonio; daughter-in-law Judy Cartwright, of Crockett; step-sons Mike Wanless, of Newport New, Va., Marcus Wanless, of Liverpool, N.Y.; step-daughters Diane Seager, of Va., Maria Brown, of Abilene; sisters and brothers-in-law Winnie and Bill Garrett, of Orange, Pat and Bill Honaker, of Ft. Stockton, Rachel and Cliff Hollon, of Trinity; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her first husband George Colquit Cartwright; son Charles Cartwright; brothers Charlie Sharp, J.D. Sharp, Clyde Sharp.
Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Cartwright Wanless were held Friday, July 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Sister Jeanne Keriel officiating. Interment followed in the Jarratt Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Pallbearers were Johnnie Garrett, Al Branton, Kenneth English, Charlie Smith, Danny Ackley, Jr. and Ronnie Cloer.
Honorary Pallbearers were John Self and Danny Ackley, Sr.
Autry Funeral Home

CECIL E. ABERNATHY
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004

Mr. Cecil E. Abernathy, age 85, of Nacogdoches, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2004 in Nacogdoches. Mr. Abernathy was born August 30, 1918 in Brownwood to Grady Abernathy and Lena Grogan.
Survivors include his daughter Anna Compton, of Nacogdoches; son Billy F. Saxton, of Nacogdoches; sisters Ulala Rieley, of Burnet, Margaret Elliott, of Fort Worth, Letha Rickeson, of Austin; eleven grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his wife Ava Abernathy.
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil E. Abernathy were held Thursday, July 15, at 2:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches with Brother Harley Patterson of First Church of the Nazarene assisted by Brother Dempsey R. Compton of Oak Grove Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed at Bobbitt Cemetery in Houston County.
Cason Monk-Metcalf
Funeral Directors

FESSEL B. “BOB” KOEPNICK
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004
Mr. Fessel B. “Bob” Koepnick, age 87 of Tyler, formerly of Houston County, passed away Monday, July 5, 2004 in the Briarcliff Health Center in Tyler. Mr. Koepnick was born August 31, 1916 in Palestine and had been living in Tyler, previously living most of his lifetime in Houston County. Mr. Koepnick was a veteran and had served during World War II. Mr. Koepnick was a retired television repairman and was a member of the Non-Denominational Church.
Survivors include his son James Koepnick, of Dripping Springs; daughter Pauline Smith and husband Carl, of Houston; step-daughter Stella Wolfe and husband Roger, of Tyler; step-son Bill Williams and wife Anita; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his wife Hazel Koepnick; and son Wilhelm Koepnick.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Fessel B. “Bob” Koepnick were held Thursday, July 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery with Pastor Bob Williams officiating. Interment followed.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

LOYCE BOBBITT
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004
Mrs. Loyce Bobbitt, age 58 of Grapeland, passed away Monday, July 5, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mrs. Bobbitt was born November 22, 1945 in Pearson Chapel and had lived all of her lifetime in Houston County. Mrs. Bobbitt was a member of the American Legion and had worked as a seamstress.
Survivors include her husband Wayne Leroy “Buddy” Bobbitt, of Grapeland; sons Rusty Smith, of Grapeland, Jason Stowe, of Crockett; step-sons Michael Wayne Bobbitt, of Crockett, Randy Bobbitt, of Houston, Jamey Bobbitt, of Crockett, Scotty Bobbitt, of Houston; sisters Betty Stowe, Betty Beard, both of Crockett, Wilma Snoe, of New Waverly, Evelyn Franks, Joyce Bradshaw, both of Crockett; brothers Kenneth Dyches, of Dodge, Billy Ray Dyches, of Crockett; grandchildren Jacob Stowe, J. Lynn Stowe, Julia Ann Smith; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her parents Robert and Jennie Dyches; sisters Virgie Shipp and Lorraine Gomez; and brothers-in-law Bobby Franks and Butch Kendrick.
Funeral services for Mrs. Loyce Bobbitt were held Wednesday, July 7, at 3:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Weches Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

ROBERT EDMOND DAVIES
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004
Mr. Robert Edmond Davies, age 83 of Crockett, formerly of Kerrville and Dallas, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler of pneumonia after a long struggle with cerebral vasculitis.
Robert, fondly known as Bob by family and friends, was born in Dwight, Illinois to Herbert and Louise Davies on March 6, 1921. After graduating from Pontiac Township High School in 1939, he joined the Air National Guard and came to San Antonio. During pilot cadet training, he met Alice Jenah Mohn of Ingram. They were married on July 27, 1943 in the Chapel at Randolph Air Force Base after receiving his Wings. Iris Lock Chronis of Hunt, was Maid of Honor and Lt. Andrew J. Darst was best man. Lt. Davies was stationed at Moore Field, in Mission, where he served his country as a flight instructor in the Army Air Corps. During this time their daughter Suzanne, was born in November of 1944 in McAllen.
After the war, Bob honored Alice’s preference for her native Texas’ winters over the snow in Illinois. And they made Dallas, their home for over thirty years. Bob studied to be an aeronautical engineer, but eventually decided to become an architectural designer after serving under registered architects. His own firm became known as Robert Davies and Associates. Bob mentored many young graduates before starting out on their own.
In 1981 Bob and Alice moved to Kerrville, where Bob continued his custom architectural design work part-time, devoting more time to his hobby of building model airplanes from scratch. He was a member of the International Plastic Modelers’ Society. His perfect scale models won many national and international awards. While in Kerrville, Bob served on the boards of the First United Methodist Church and the Tierra Linda Ranch. He drove to San Antonio once a week to volunteer at Wilford Hall Hospital and was chaplin for the local chapter of Sons of the American Revolution. He also helped Alice established a butterfly garden at the Riverside Nature Center. After 23 years at Tierra Linda Ranch in the Texas Hill Country, Bob and Alice moved to the Piney Woods of East Texas in April of 2003 to be near their daughter and son-in-law in Crockett. Soon after moving to Crockett, Bob became ill.
Bob Davies is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alice Jenah Davies, of Crockett; daughter and son-in-law Suzanne and Louis Cook, of Crockett; granddaughters Alice Anne McDuffee and husband Patrick, of Frisco, and Nellie Anne Baker and husband Joey, of St. Cloud, Fla.; great-grandsons Collin Loch and William Patrick McDuffee, of Frisco, and Brooks Lane Baker, of St. Cloud, Fla.; sister Marian Louise Kamrath and husband Leroy, of San Diego, Calif.; nephew Allan Kamrath; and niece Mary Lou Smith, of San Diego, Calif.
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Edmond Davies were held Thursday, July 1, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Crockett with Dr. Jerry House and Dr. Jack Albright officiating.
Graveside services were held Friday, July 2, at the Rose Garden in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Music was provided by Cynthia House, JoAnn Henry and Buff Bowman.
Pallbearers were Roger Breaux, Paul Dawson, Howard Edmiston, Patrick McDuffee, James Ostler, Dr. Frank Smith III, Dr. John Stovall and Chris Von Doenhoff.
Honary Pallbearers were John Alcorn, of Seattle, Wash., John Jenkins, of Saratoga, Calif., Whit McCormick, of Dallas, Dr. Carl Murray, of Crockett, David Rooke, of Kerrville, Cole Smith, of Dallas and Doug Smith, of Kerrville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crockett’s Memorial Garden Fund, the Gideon’s Society, or Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville.

BENJAMIN “LEO” WRIGHT
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004
Mr. Benjamin “Leo” Wright, passed away Monday, July 5, 2004 after a brief illness with cancer. Mr. Wright retired from the City of Houston in 1963 and moved to Holly Community and lived there for 40 years. Mr. Wright really enjoyed his retirement filling his days with gardening, hunting and fishing. Mr. Wright enjoyed the community activities, especially at the Holly Community Center. July 8th Ida and Leo would have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.
Survivors include his wife Ida Davis Wright, of Milam; sons Gene Wright, of Milam, Jim Wright and wife Patsy, of Montgomery; son-in-law Don Fraser, of Houston; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Benjamin “Leo” Wright were held Saturday, July 10, at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles Goodson officiating. Interment followed in the Holly Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BESSIE FAVER
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004
Mrs. Bessie Faver, age 100 of Crockett, passed away Friday, July 2, 2004 at her residence in Crockett. Mrs. Faver was born April 11, 1904 in Groveton and had lived all of her lifetime in Crockett. Mrs. Faver was a retired teacher and taught for 55 years, most of those years in Crockett ISD. Mrs. Faver received the Pilot Woman of the Year Award in 1989, the Golden Apple Award by the Houston County Chamber of Commerce and was named in the Hall of Fame by Groveton Ex-Students Association in 1994. Mrs. Faver was active in the Monroe Crook House, a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma and was also a member of the First Christian Church where she served as a deacon.
Survivors include her son William P. “Bo” Faver and wife Gloria, of Hill Top Lakes; granddaughter Kristin Thomson and husband Don, of San Antonio; grandson Lloyd Faver and wife Angie, of Fort Worth, great-grandchildren Justin, Jonny and Jennie Thomson, Bo and Gracie Faver; sister Mildred Bruton, of Lovelady; nieces Mary Ann Schaubhut, Becky Reineman and husband Richard; nephew Butch Bruton; great-niece Lauren Schaubhut.
Preceded in death by her husband Lee Roy Faver; parents Woody and Caroline Poston; and nephew Phil Bruton.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Faver were held Tuesday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Shane Mize officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the First Christian Church 200 Gordon Dr., Crockett, TX. 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

RUTH CHILDS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004
Mrs. Ruth Childs, age 68 of Crockett, passed away Friday, July 2, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mrs. Childs was born January 11, 1936 in Trinity County and had resided in Crockett most of her lifetime. Mrs. Childs was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and also a Youth Group Leader. Mrs. Childs was a volunteer at East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.
Survivors include her husband Glayse Childs, of Crockett; Chuck Childs and wife Mary Ann, Mike Childs and wife Kelly, all of Crockett; grandchildren Sy, Rachel and Georgeann Childs, Chelsea and Danielle Childs; sisters Mary Lou Armentor, of New Iberia, La, Jackie Watters, of Houston, Shirley Case, Ira Jo Borel and Norma Sue David, all of New Iberia, La.; brother Alfred “Buddy” Johnson, of Trinity; brother-in-law George D. Childs, of Kennard; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her parents David and Eunice Johnson; and infant son Gary Childs.
Memorial services for Mrs. Ruth Childs were held Monday, July 5, at 10:00 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jim Tom Ainsworth and the Rev. Blake Brinegar officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Youth Group, 715 E. Goliad, Crockett, TX. 75835 or the ETMC Volunteer’s Scholarship Fund, 1100 loop 304 East, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

MINA OLIVE WILSON
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - July 18, 2004
Mrs. Mina Olive Wilson, age 92 of DeKalb, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2004 in the New Boston Healthcare Center. Mrs. Wilson was born September 13, 1911 in the Arbor Community and had been living in DeKalb since 1992 previously living in Centerville in 1979 and Houston County. Mrs. Wilson had worked at Crockett Candy Kitchen and had also worked as the recreation director at Centerville Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Wilson was a housewife and a member of the South Loop Church of Christ in Crockett.
Survivors include her sons Carrel Wilson and wife Tiny, of DeKalb, Lloyd Wayne Wilson and wife Marjorie, of Bullard; daughter Gorma Feagin and husband Lonnie, of Surfside; grandchildren E.L. “Buddy” Wilson and fiancee Jenifer Bow, of Longmont, Colo., Dedra Balmain and husband Jeff, of DeKalb, Sandra Wilson, of Bullard, Sherrie Feagin and husband Earl, and Karen Thompson, all of Surfside; great-grandchildren Jeremy, Troy and Cortney Wilson, Brittney Wilson, Amber and Adam Balmain, Brittany and Chelsea Feagin, Rachel and Julia Miller, Samuel Lloyd Thompson; step-great-grandchildren Erica Juergens-Bow, Kate Juergens-Bow; great-great-grandchild Cherrie Salazar; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by her husband Leslie Jacob Wilson; brothers Leslie Smith and Charlie Smith; and sisters Lois Dudley and Erma Barkley.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mina Olive Wilson were held Monday, July 5, at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr. Carl Allen officiating. Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home


ELIZABETH ANNETTE BURNETT
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - June 28, 2004
Mrs. Elizabeth Annette Burnett, age 72 of Palestine, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2004 at her home. Mrs. Burnett was born May 10, 1932 in Crockett to the late Tommie J. and Lizzie Wedemeyer Brown. Mrs. Burnett lived in Palestine most of her life and was a Methodist. Mrs. Burnett was a secretary for many years at the Hunter Kay Clinic and later at H.L. Brown and Associates.
Survivors include her two daughters Linda Burnett Oswald, of La Belle, FL. and Sylvia Burnett Hubble, of Bryan; one brother Billy R. Brown, of Corpus Christi; three grandchildren Alan Hubble, Jennifer Oswald and Melissa Howell; and one great-grandchild Ryleigh Howell.
Preceded in death by her husband Lionel V. Burnett in March 1994.
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Annette Burnett were held Sunday, June 27, at 1:30 p.m. at Herrington/Land of Memory Chapel. Interment followed in the Roselawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gerald Morris, Alan Hubble, Bret Howell, Mike Brown, Jimmy Singletary and Kevin Morris.
Honary Pallbearer was Mike Morris.
Memorials may be made to Home Health Specialists Hospice, Attn: Suzie Parsons, 1317 S. Palestine St., Athens, TX. 75751.
Herrington/Land of
Memory Funeral Home

DORLENE GRIMES CROMEENS
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - June 28, 2004
Mrs. Dorlene Grimes Cromeens, age 74 of Conroe, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2004 in Conroe. Mrs. Cromeens was born September 21, 1929 in Jacksonville. Mrs. Cromeens was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years T.J. Cromeens, of Conroe; sons Thomas Cromeens and wife Debbie, of Alvin, Norman Cromeens and wife Patti, of Dew, Danny Cromeens and wife Heidi, of Splendora; sisters Lenora McDonald and husband E.E., of Hemphill, Ardith Mosely and husband Robert, of Houston; brothers Charles Grimes and wife Betty, of Huntsville, J.N. Grimes and wife Jimmie, of Jacksonville, Arnold Grimes, of Gilmer; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorlene Grimes Cromeens were held Friday, June 25, at 12:30 p.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Bob Seal and the Rev. Don Ballard officiating. Interment followed in Garden Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brandon Cromeens, Mike Cromeens, Terry Jordan, Ronnie Jordan, Richard Lawhorn and Jim Clark.
You are invited to leave a written tribute for the family on our website at www.cashnerfunerals.com.
Cashner Funeral Home

JIM CAMPBELL
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - June 28, 2004
Mr. Jim Campbell, age 80 of Lovelady, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2004 in The East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mr. Campbell was born September 6, 1923 in Houston and had been living in Lovelady for many years.
Mr. Campbell was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II. Mr. Campbell worked and retired as an auto repairman and he also worked for the Texas Department of Corrections. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Wayside Bible Church.
Survivors include her sister Lorena Jeffries, of Houston; daughter in action and his best friend Shirley and Bill Hughes, of Lovelady; grandchildren Chris Hughes and wife Leah, of Grays Lake, ILL., Tracy Carroll and husband Buck, of Weldon, Amanda Graham and husband Nickolas, of Fayetteville, N.C.; great-grandchildren Jesse, Rusty and Kaillyn Carroll, Caleb and Sarah Ceuk.
Preceded in death by his wife Ruth Campbell; parents James W.C. Campbell, Sr. and Mattylou Cross Campbell; and brother-in-law Jim Jeffries.
Funeral services for Mr. Jim Campbell were held Wednesday, June 23, at 9:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. A. Charles Allen officiating. Interment followed in the Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

BECKY KIRBY ACKLEY
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - June 28, 2004
Mrs. Becky Kirby Ackley, age 45 of Kennard, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mrs. Ackley was born April 19, 1959 in Lufkin. Mrs. Ackley attended the Lakeside Baptist Church in Ratcliff and was a housewife.
Survivors include her husband Leslie R. Ackley, of Kennard; son Leslie W. Ackley, of Kennard; daughter Rebecca Barrett, of Grapeland; grandchildren Abigale Barrett and Travis M. Barrett; mother Mary M. Huffman, of Woodville; sisters Ruth Gray and Mary Jane Huffman; step mother-in-law Mrs. Bea Ackley, of Grapeland; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Becky Kirby Ackley were held Tuesday, June 22, at 2:00 p.m. in the Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Oswald officiating. Interment followed.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

VIRGINIA NECESSARY HUTCHINSON
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - June 28, 2004
Mrs. Virginia Necessary Hutchinson, age 73 of Crockett, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2004 in the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett. Mrs. Hutchinson was born February 24, 1931 in Gatesville and had lived in Crockett for 32 years. Mrs. Hutchinson was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and a 25 year member and past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star #509. Mrs. Hutchison was employed for over 25 years at Wayne Williams Motor Company where she worked as an office manager.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Kathy and George Wolf, of Deer Park, Karla and Hugh Swanzy, of Bedford; step-daughter Lillian Miller, of Houston; grandchildren Leon Williams, of Corpus Christi, James Williams, of Huntsville, Celeste Raymond, of Katy, Jennifer Vaughn, of Mathis, Erik Wolf, of Houston, Kristen Wolf, Dewayne Lee Allen, both of Deer Park, James Justin Allen, of Bedford, Brett Swanzy, of Nacogdoches; great-grandchildren Maria and Michael Williams, Megan and Robert Raymond, Kenneth Tyler Allen, Karly Smith; brother Ronald Gene Necessary, of Houston; two loyal sisters in friendship and love Kay Bridges, of Crockett and Doris Corbitt, of Dennison; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Grady Hutchinson.
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Necessary Hutchinson were held Monday, June 21, at 10:00 a.m. in the Calvary Church with the Rev. Gary Weaver officiating.
Graveside services were held at 3:00 p.m. in the Brookside Cemetery in Houston. Interment followed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, South 8th Street, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

HELEN WHITAKER
Houston County Courier - Obituaries - June 28, 2004
Miss Helen Whitaker, age 90 of Dallas, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2004. Miss Whitaker was born October 15, 1913 in Grapeland to Major Lewis Whitaker and Vera Clyde Ferguson Whitaker. Prior to her retirement, she worked as an accountant for Sears Regional.
Survivors include her brother Raymond Troy Whitaker; sisters Mildred Chapman and Winnie Chapman; several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents Major Lewis Whitaker and Vera Clyde Ferguson Whitaker; and brothers Boyd L. Whitaker and Billie Lewis Whitaker.
Graveside funeral services for Miss Helen Whitaker were held Saturday, June 19, at 10:00 a.m. in the Denson Family Cemetery in Grapeland with the Rev. Randy Shipman officiating. Interment followed.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home