Died Wednesday, February 12, 2003 in Lufkin, TX
Born: Weldon, TX on March 29, 1920
Parents: Monteith & Myrtle Whitten
Children: Glynn Dyess, Michael Dyess
Grandchildren: Chris Carrol, Stacia Dyess, Brad Dyess, Mandi Robb
Services: South Park Funeral Home, Pearland, TX
Burial: South Park Cemetery, Pearland, TX
Reported: Houston Chronicle, Feb. 14, 2003
MILDRED IDA BECK
Died: Monday, April 21, 2003 in Houston, TX
Age: 90, raised in Center, TX
Services: Klein Funeral Chapel, Champions, Houston, TX
Burial: New Hope Cemetery, Center, TX
Reported: Houston Chronicle, Apr. 23, 2003
MRS. LOYCE MILLIKEN LIGHTFOOT
Died: Sunday, March 30, 2003 in Houston, TX
Born: Lovelady, TX on Feb. 27, 1918
Residence: Pearson Chapel
Spouse: Cecil Lightfoot (deceased)
Children: Two sons, two daughters
Grandchildren: Thirteen grandchildren
Services: Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel, Crockett, TX
Burial: Creek Cemetery, Houston County, TX
Reported: Houston Chronicle, Mar. 30, 2003
MARY "DAY DAY" BUCHANAN LYNCH
Died: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Born: Weldon, TX on Feb. 7, 1911
Parents: Missouri & Walter Buchanan
Spouse: Alfred E. Lynch (deceased)
Services: Brookside Funeral Home, Houston, Texas
Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Eastex Frwy, Houston, TX
Reported: Houston Chronicle, Apr. 23, 2003
Cassie Adele Minter
CASSIE ADELE MINTER, born January 6, 1911, died Saturday, February 5, 2005 at the age of 94. She was a member of First Baptist church of south Houston, the Eastern Star and Pipefitters Local Union 211 Retirees Club. Preceding her in death was her husband, Will-kie Minter; 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Her loving family includes her sons Larry and wife Jo, and Dennis and wife Myrtle; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. on Monday, February 7, 2005 at Pasadena Funeral Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at Pasadena Funeral Chapel. Graveside Service and Interment will follow at 3:30 P.M. at New Energy Cemetery in Crockett, Texas.
Charles Milton Nickells
Charles Milton Nickells, age 84, born on July 19, 1920 in Saratoga, Texas passed away January 24, 2005, after a short battle with terminal Pancreatic Cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Winfield Scott Nickells and Edna Arrington Nickells.
He graduated in 1938 from Saratoga High School and graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1942.
He was in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Specialist in Athletics.
He was a lifetime member of the American Association of Professional Land Men and the Lafayette Association of Petroleum Land Men. In his early years with Sun Oil Company he was very active in the American Petroleum Institute.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Gates Nickells, one son, Charlie Nickells and wife Gerry. Grandsons, Chas Nickells and wife Michele and great granddaughters, Shelby and Makenna, grandson Mark Nickells and wife LeaAnne and great grandsons, Cullen, Tucker and Mason.
The family would like to extend a special Thank you to the exceptional home care he was given by loving employees of Houston Hospice and especially Kay Linson. In lieu of usual remembrances memorial may be made to Houston Hospice, 8811 Gaylord, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77024.
Grave side services will be held at the Weldon Texas Community Cemetery on January 26, 2005 at 1:00pm with Dr. Ralph Thompson of the Amelia Baptist Church of Beaumont officiating.
ALVIN WILSON RAY
Died: Sunday, April 27, 2003 in Groveton, TX
Spouse: Allie Ray
Children: Sharron Cotton, Larry Ray, Carolyn Minshew, David Ray, Rees Ray
Services: Groveton Funeral Home, Groveton, TX
Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Trinity County, Texas
Reported: Houston Chronicle, April 29, 2003
TRUITT COLEMAN RAY "TC" "TOP CAT"
Died Thursday, February 13, 2003
Born Pennington, TX on May 2, 1931
Parents: John Coleman Ray & Reba Horn Ray
Spouse: Essie Minter Ray
Children: Donna Gibbins-Gardner, Wayne Coleman Ray, Truitt Allen Ray
Grandchildren: Lindsey Gibbins, Amber, Brittany and Trevor Ray
Services: Pasadena Funeral Chapel, Pasadena, TX
Burial: New Energy Cemetery, Crockett, TX
Reported: Houston Chronicle, Feb. 16, 2003
DOROTHY MARIE SCALLAN
Died: Monday, April 21, 2003 in Crockett, TX
Born: Columbia, TN on Jun. 25, 1923
Spouse: A.M. Scallan (deceased)
Children: Van M. Callan, Randall D. Scallan, Steve Scallan
Grandchildren: Jon, AnnaLisa, Beth & Catie Scallan
Services: Callaway-Alee Memorial Chapel, Crockett, TX
Burial: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crockett, TX
Reported: Houston Chronicle, Apr. 22, 2003
MR. SAMUEL P. SHEPHERD
Died: Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX
Born: Grapeland, November 4, 1918
Children: Samuel C. Shepherd, Irma Kaye Scarlett, Mary Joyce Walton
Grandchildren: Five grandchildren
Services: Greater New Hope Baptist Church, Grapeland, TX
Burial: Shepherd Family Cemetery, Houston County, TX
Reported: Houston Chronicle, April 8, 2003
LILLIE MOON THOMASSON
Age 95, of Houston, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003.
Born in Groveton, TX on Aug. 9, 1907.
Husband: Luther Burton Thomasson (deceased)
Children: Billie Jean Corliss (deceased), Adell Marr, Ruth Conner
Grandchildren: Clifford Mora, Delann Butts, Ann Cooper, Craig Conner, Trent Conner
Services: Uvalde Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Houston, TX
Reported: Houston Chronicle, Feb. 2, 2003
LESAL VIRGINIA BRANDES "BOBBIE" WALLER
Died: March 6, 2003 in Crockett, TX
Born: Portsmouth, VA on Oct. 14, 1919
Spouse: James Grady Waller (deceased)
Children: Nicole Ruskey, Lesal Kilcrease, Mary Baker
Grandchildren: Melissa Evans, Alexadra Pederson, Lesal Ruskey, John Ruskey III, Kathryn Baker
Services: First United Methodist Church, Crockett, TX
Burial: Evergreen cemetery, Crockett, TX
Reported: Houston Chronicle, Mar. 15, 2003
ALVIE LONZA (AL) WHITE
of Apple Springs, died Jan. 18, 2003.
Born in Apple Springs, TX on May 3, 1938.
Parents: John Edgar White & Lillie Mae Cook
Spouse: Jane LaRuth White
Children: Pamela Denise White-Martin, Paul Edwin White, Brian White
Grandchildren: Sandra, Cortney, Amanda, Adam, Kendal, Kimberly, James, Donald, Beaudroeaux, Cody
Services: Rosewood Funeral Home; Apples Springs Baptist Church
Reported: Houston Chronicle, Jan. 18, 2003
Amanda Elizabeth Pemberton Scheller ---- Aug. 13, 1972 - Sept. 20, 2007
She was a loving mother and a devoted wife with a wonderful sense of humor. She loved books, movies, music, and cats. She was a faithful member of Northwest Hills United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania and acquired a Master's Degree in Public Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a Certified Public Accountant.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Barnes and Tommie Ruth Pemberton and Jim and Fanita Vaught; brother, William Reese Pemberton II.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Scheller; daughters, Allison Elizabeth Scheller and Emma Marie Scheller; parents, Anne Pemberton, Van Horn, TX, Bill Pemberton and wife Judy, Crockett, TX; sister, Katie Kromer, Crockett, TX; aunt and uncles, Audrey and Mike Cone, James Vaught.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N. IH 35, Pflugerville, TX. Funeral service will be located at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive, Austin, TX. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 at 10:00 a.m..
Obituaries - Wednesday, July 14, 1999
Mirtie H. Tune, 94, of Kona, Hawaii died Monday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Crockett, Texas, she is survived by son Jerrell, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services.
Charlyne Matchett Shaver
Mrs Charlyne Matchett Shaver, age 83 of Crockett, former resident of Palestine and Dallas, passed away on Tuesday, Oct 2 in Tyler. Mrs Shaver was born May 27, 1924 in Houston County. She was a retired teacher and member of the South Loop Church of Christ in Crockett.
Survivors include husband, George Willis Shaver of Crockett; daughter, Gorgana Hyde and husband, Joe of Crockett; grandchildren, Jeremy Daniel Hyde of Crockett, Casey Shaver Hyde of Huntsville; great grandchildren, Nathan Blake Hyde of Lovelady, Harper Jo Hyde of Crockett; aunt, Vivian Brandon of Lovelady; brother in law, John R Shaver of Crockett; sister in law, Margie Cecil of Palestine; nephew, James Matchett Morgan of San Antonio; numerous other relatives.
Preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Ethel Matchett; sister, Marguerite Morgan.
Funeral services for Mrs Charlene Shaver will be held Thursday, Oct 4 at 2:00 pm in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Mr Rick Kelly and Mr Bill Jeter officiating. Interment will follow in the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-7pm.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs Idea Pauline Marshall, age 95 of Crockett went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 1. She was born on March 30, 1912 in Calvert, Texas to John Barney and Allie Pauline Riley Hause. Mrs Marshall went to school at Calvert. On September 15, 1934, she married the love of her life, Roy Jackson Marshall in Calvert. Together they enjoyed 67 wonderful years of marriage and were blessed with three children before the Lord called R J home on February 20, 2002. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crockett.
Mrs Marshall spent her life in the most noble calling a woman can have - a Christian wife and mother. She devoted her life to raising her children, caring for her family and serving along side her husband. She served the Lord with him at Reid's Prairie Baptist Church in Waller, Cobbs Creek (Elwood) Baptist Church in Midway; Shady Grove Baptist Church of Crockett; Antioch Baptist Church of Lovelady; Westside Baptist Church and Arbor Baptist Church of Crockett and was the perfect example of a pastor's wife. For years she taught Sunday School to children and countless children were affected by her gentle, quiet and Godly lifestyle. She was a fabulous cook and entertained often in her home serving the best coconut pie in the county.
Survivors are children, Wanda Myers and husband Rev Kenneth Myers of Trinity, Joan Woolley of Crockett, Rev Roy W Marshall and wife Sharon of Hewitt; grandchildren, Tammy Myers Cloug and husband, Delbert, Julie Myers Perez and husband, Shane, Kenneth Wayne Myers and wife Belinda, Annette Arnold Green and husband, Michael, Tim Arnold and wife Dawn, Wayne Marshall and wife Brooke, Heather Marshall Anderson and husband Doug, Lindsey Marshall Klepper and husband Travis; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Walston and Doris Snow; several nieces and nephews.
Services for Pauline Marshall of Crockett will be Thursday, October 4 at 11:00 am in the First Baptist Church with Rev Roy W Marshall, Rev Kenneth R Myers, and Rev Kenney Dickenson officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers and Mrs Marshall's love for God's Word and his Church, donations may be given to the Gideon's International or the church of your choice.
Callaway-Allee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Services for Eugene Trigg, age 76 of Grapeland will be at 1:00 pm Thursday, October 4 at Guiceland Cemetery with Rev David Bradley officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Funeral Home Chapel, Grapeland.
Mr Trigg died Sunday at ETMC - Crockett. He was born December 22, 1930 in Anderson County to Lee and Cora Hancock Trigg. Mr Trigg was retired from the US Army. He also did 4 years of testing military equipment. Mr Trigg owned numerous apartments in the Houston area. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW in Ft Smith, Arkansas.
Mr Trigg was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Billie Trigg; two sisters, Gladys and Elsie; three brothers, Wilbur Trigg, Hassle Trigg, and James Trigg. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Joyce Trigg of Grapeland; sisters, Melba Prince and husband, JW of Pasadena and Barnie Allison of San Antonio; step children, Kenneth Raney and family of Oklahoma, Jeff Raney of Georgia and Gary Raney and family of Washington and numerous nieces and nephews.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 - 8 pm Wednesday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home Chapel, Grapeland.
Russell Franklin Milliken, Jr.
July 9, 1925 to Jan. 6, 2008
Russell Franklin Milliken, Jr., 82, died at his home in Florence, Texas, on Jan. 6. He was born July 9, 1925, in Ira, Texas, and spent his youth growing up in nearby Westbrook.
After finishing school Russell soon joined the United States Army and a few months later married Nelda Jo York.
He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant after serving in the 508th Infantry regiment that fought at Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. After the war he returned home where he farmed, worked in the oil fields, and eventually owned his own service station in Big Spring. After retiring from Mobil he and Jo moved to Burnet in the mid 1980s where they lived at Enchanted Valley near Lake LBJ.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Burnet and was a Mason for more than 50 years. He was affiliated with many different Masonic organizations and enjoyed attending the different meetings and activities they provided. For the past few years he lived in Florence where he could farm and work the land he had. His marriage to Nelda Jo on April 20, 1944 lasted for more than 47 years until her death in September 1991.
In addition to his wife Jo, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Joe Don Milliken, in September 1991.
Russell is survived by one daughter, Ann Morrow and husband, Tommy, of Florence; two sons, Bruce Milliken and wife, Karen, of Florence and Joe Milliken and wife, Mary, of Melvin, Texas; one brother, Bill Milliken of Coahoma, Texas; one sister, Vera Lee Hunter of Marble Falls; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet with the Rev. Ellen Ely officiating.
Burial was held on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Coahoma Cemetery in Coahoma, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the playground renovation fund at the First United Methodist Church of Burnet or to any favorite charity or organization.
Funeral services entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet
Russell was the son of Russell Franklin Milliken, Sr. (and Edna Richardson) of Freestone County, TX; son of Robert H. Milliken (and 'Fannie' Ham) of Houston/Trinity County, TX; Lineage information submitted by: Keith Hunter
John Keen Born, May 16, 1908, died on Aug. 13, 2008.
He was one of 12 children of Ed and Della Keen, raised in Houston County. He was joined by four stepsisters in 1918, and one half-sister in 1922.
He moved to Dallas in 1927, retired in 1973 after 45 years with Cannon Ball and National Linen Service, serving as manager in Lubbock and Wichita Falls. He was an avid bowler, active in various Methodist churches, longtime Mason and Lions club member.
He was preceded in death in 1960 by his first wife of 32 years, Gladys Bridges Keen. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ina of Greenacres, Fla.; son, Jerry Keen (Ruth) of DeSoto; daughter, Betty Lawson of Huntsville, Ala.; stepson, Alan (Mary) Wilson of Boynton Beach, Fla.; sisters, Nora Wills and Opal Thompson of Dallas; brother, Darrell Keen of Elkhart; half-sister, Eddie Garrison of Yellville, Ark.; and many loving grand, great-grand, and great-great-grand children.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel, 811 S. Cockrell Hill Rd, Duncanville. A graveside service is 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas, officiated by the Rev. Billy Johnson.