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Miscellaneous Liberty County, Texas Obituaries


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Hogue
Olga Lucille Hogue, 71, of Liberty died May 25, 2006 at her home. Memorial services will be held at 2 P.M., Friday, May 26, 2006 at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty, Texas with Reverend Jimmie Clemmons officiating. Olga was born in Houston, TX on August 25, 1934 to parents, Robert Lee Yonnes and Nettie Olga Brock Yonnes. She enjoyed fishing, birdwatching, puzzles, playing Yahtzee with her grandchildren, cooking for her family and traveling. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her loving husband of 40 years James William Hogue. Mildred is survived by her sister Mary Frances Hogue and husband Harold of Dayton, brother-in-law Ernest Lavelle Hogue and wife Rosemary of Richmond, TX, her sons; Robert Michael Yonnes of Houston, Richard Norman Burton and wife Julie of Dayton, James Wayne Hogue and wife Connie of Liberty, daughter; Mary Hogue Sigers and husband Kelvin of Liberty, eight grandchildren; Dustin Burton and wife Heather of Magnolia, Chris Burton and wife Carla of Houston, Nicholas Burton of Tomball, Michael Burton of Dayton, Matthew Herndon of Liberty, Stephanie Jennings of Humble, Jason Sigers of Crosby, and Jessica Sigers of Liberty. She also had three beautiful great-granddaughters and one great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews that loved her very much.

Smith
Don R. "Duke" Smith, 44, of Westlake, died Wednesday May 24, 2006, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be held 10 am, Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with graveside services held 1 pm, Saturday, at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston. Visitation will be held from 10 am to 5 pm, Friday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Don was born January 23, 1962 in Pasadena, to parents; David and Stella Collier Smith, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in the Westlake/Dayton area for the past 17 years. He was a superintendent for Orion Construction of Houston with 27 years of employment, had attended Galena Park High School, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and cooking. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father: David M. Smith, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 25 years: JoAnn Byrd Smith, daughter: Jessica M. Smith, son: Taylor C. Smith, mother: Stella Collier Smith, brothers: Richard "Rick" Smith and wife Lisa and David M. Smith, Jr. and wife Rachelle all of Westlake, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Durham
Thomas Lee Durham, V, 34 of Pasadena died Monday, May 15, 2006. He was born November 3, 1971 in Liberty, Texas to parents Thomas and Reba Anderton Durham, IV. He had lived most of his life in the Liberty area and was owner/operator of Lee Tree Trimming Service. He loved to fish and loved the Guadalupe River. He was affiliated with the New Covenant Church in Humble. Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Ryan Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Mr. Durham was preceded in death by his mother: Reba Anderton and grandfather Robert Anderton. He is survived by his wife: Myra Sue Durham of Dayton; father: Thomas Durham, IV of Liberty and step-granddaugther: Kayli Risinger of Clear Lake. Visitation will be Friday, May 19, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas

Hollinghead
Hazel M. Jannise Hollinghead, 70, of Old River, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at the Triumph Hospital in Channelview. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Hazel was born April 21, 1936 in Raywood to parents; Joe and Bessie Davis Jannise, a former resident of Dayton, and has resided in the Old River area for the past 3 years. She was a retired LVN, graduate of the Hull-Daisetta High School and Lee College Nursing School, attended the Day Springs Church, and enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, and canning. Mrs. Hollinghead was preceded in death by her parents and survived by her husband of 11 years: Joel Hollinghead of Old River, daughters: Sonya Allen and Lesley Coker of Liberty, and Bess Coleman and husband Charles of Dayton, son: Bubba Zbranek of Liberty, sisters: Betty Jo Morse of Baytown, Boe Huey and Johnny Hanel of Eastgate, Toni Copeland of Boise, LA, Dee Williams of Raywood, and Joan O‚Brien and husband Zoren of Iowa, LA, brother: Joe Jannise, Jr. and wife Carla of Raywood, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Kocian
Adolph Jerry Kocian, age 75, of Liberty, TX., died in the VA Medical Center in Houston, TX., Wednesday, May 17, 2006. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 10:00 A. M., at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Milam Street, Liberty, TX., with the Reverend David Edwards celebrant. Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery, Liberty, TX. A visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2006 from 5:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M., with a Rosary at 7:00 P. M. at the Allison Funeral Service 1101 North Travis Street, Liberty, TX. Adolph was born on October 27, 1930, in West Texas to Jerry Victor and Bertha Broz Kocian. He was a U. S. Army Veteran from the Korean conflict, and worked in Liberty as a service station attendant. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his parents: Jerry Victor and Bertha Kocian. Survivors are five brothers; Victor Kocian, Herman Kocian, Jerome Kocian, Johnny Kocian, and Billy Kocian, four sisters; Marie Bielamowicz, Agnes Wilganowski, Lillian Rodriguez, and Betty Kocian, and many nieces and nephews.

Morgan
Bobbie Morgan, 70, of Smith Point, died Monday, May 15, 2006 at the Christus St. John Hospital in Nassau Bay. She was born March 6, 1936 in Houston to her late Parents: Addison Whitehead and Bernice Miller Whitehead. Bobbie lived most of her life in Smith Point, graduated from Anahuac High School in 1954 and went on to study at Rice University graduating from there in 1958. She received her Masters of Art in Teaching from the University of Louisville and began her teaching career in Richardson, Texas. After moving back to Smith Point, Bobbie taught for many years in the Anahuac Independent School District before retiring. She enjoyed over 47 years of marriage to Bill Morgan and was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Trinity Episcopal Church in Anahuac. Survivors include: Husband: Bill Morgan of Smith Point; Daughters: Letichia Lynn Morgan and her husband Ken Stanke of Tampa, Florida and Elizabeth Adelaide Morgan and Will Hermann of New York, New York; Son: William Eley Morgan and his wife Yvonne of Manassas Park, Virginia; Brother: H. J. Whitehead, DVM and his wife Annette of Smith Point; Mother-in-law: Roma Wicykowski of Baytown; Sister-in-law: Ann Henderson and her husband Grady of San Leon and 5 Grandchildren. A memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Riffle
Rollin Clinton Riffle, Jr., 55, of Dayton, died Sunday, May 7, 2006 in Baytown, Texas. He was born September 3, 1950 in Heneritta, Oklahoma to parents W.E. and Mary Lee Keith Ingram. He graduated from High School in Salinas, California, worked in transportation as a truck driver, loved fishing, camping, and outdoors. He had been a resident of Dayton for the past 10 years. Mr. Riffle was preceded in death by his mother; two sisters: Dianna Ingram Haasl and Darlena Sue Baker. He is survived by his wife: Shelia Riffle of Dayton; sons: Rollin Riffle and Clinton Riffle both of Dayton; daughter: Marella Harper and husband Richard of Dayton; sister: Carlene Contreas of Modesto, California; five grandchildren and his special friend, his dog Brandy Riffle. Arrangements were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas.

Eakin
John Douglas Eakin, 80, of Batson Prairie, died May 10, 2006, at his home. Visitation will be held, Thursday, May 11, 2006 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 12, 2006 at 10:00am, at Allison Funeral Service Chapel with Reverend Lance Hammond, and Reverend Wilburn Snyder officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Liberty. John was born on September 8, 1925, in San Augustine, Texas to parents, Oscar L. Eakin and Beula Wade Eakin. Mr. Eakin served with the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Boxer. He was a master plumber and was owner of Doug’s Plumbing in Liberty. He was a member of the Batson Prairie Baptist Church, and a former member of Calvary Baptist Church of Moss Bluff, and was known as Uncle Doug throughout the area. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Billie Eakin, brothers; Oscar L. Eakin Jr. and Ray Eakin Sr., sisters; Bennie Jo Eakin and Margaret Eakin, and a niece Linda Joyce Dossett. He is survived by his wife, Lula “Jean” Eakin, sons; Don Hendrix, Harrell Jones and Allen Fregia, foster sons/nephews; Billy Wayne Eakin and Johnny Eakin, daughters; Billie Jean Mongiello, Donna Evans, Margaret Dagle and Faye Fregia, grandchildren; Dean and David Hendrix, Greg and Matthew Mongiello, Susan Saviano, Amy and Michael Evans, and seventeen step-grandchildren,and numerous nieces and nephews.

McManus
Beatrice McManus, 77, of Wallisville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at the Bayside Community Hospital in Anahuac. She was born March 17, 1929 in Hineston, Louisiana to her late Parents: Elijah Eddlemon and Mary Samantha Teal Eddlemon. She had lived in the Wallisville area for the last 56 years, was a member of the Middleton Memorial Methodist Church in Wallisville and enjoyed quilting, sewing and cooking. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2006 at the Middleton Memorial Methodist Church in Wallisville with Rev. John Black officiating. Burial will follow at the Worthy Cemetery in Wallisville. She is survived by: Sons: Charles McManus and his wife Brenda of Wallisville and Scott McManus and his wife Debbie of Wallisville; Daughters: Peggy Hill and her husband Sam of Anahuac and Donna Davis and her husband Howard of Liberty; Brother: Paul Eddlemon of Louisiana; Sisters: Essie Ward of Port Arthur and Sybil Ratliff of Lake Charles, Louisiana; 11 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Husband: J. C. McManus and Parents: Elijah Eddlemon and Mary Samantha Teal Eddlemon. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac.

Wetherill
Tommy Wetherill, 69, of Anahuac, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at his residence. He was born March 26, 1937 in Houston to his late Parents: Winslow Wetherill and Ruth Hubert Wetherill, was the owner of Techna-Craft Marine Sales and Service, lived in the Anahuac area for the last 40 years, grew up in Almeda where he graduated from San Jacinto High School and studied at the University of Houston and was a member of the Baptist faith. Tommy’s favorite hobbies were fishing, hunting and collecting guns and knives. He was also a history buff and a U.S. Army veteran. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Anahuac with Rev. Gary Hilyard, Albert Billingsley officiating. Burial will follow at the Anahuac Cemetery under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. He is survived by: Wife: June Wetherill of Anahuac; Daughters: Melinda Rhame and her husband Joe of Anahuac, Robin Prejean and her husband Orrie of Anahuac, Julie Crawley of Baytown and Leslie Driggers and her husband Vincent of Anahuac; Sister: Betty Ruth Husser of Houston; 10 Grandchildren; 3 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Nephews. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Odyssey Health Care for their devotion.

Haynes
Edward L. “Red” Haynes, 64 of Dayton died on Saturday May 6, 2006 at the Triumph Hospital Of East Houston. He was born on August 20, 1941 in Dayton to Parents: Herschel Haynes and Minnie Myrick Haynes. He was a pipe welder by trade and had been a lifelong resident of Dayton. He is preceded in death by his Parents: Herschel and Minnie Haynes: and Sisters: Mary Morse and Myrtle Keenon. The family will hold a memorial service at a later time to be announced. He is survived by his Sons: Bryan Haynes of North Carolina, John Haynes and his wife Donna of Liberty, Michael Haynes and his wife Michelle of Virginia and Jim Haynes and his wife Regina of Liberty; Grandchildren: Brittney Haynes, Kaci Haynes, Bethany Haynes, Seth Haynes, Aaron Haynes, Brooke Haynes and Brandon Haynes; Brothers: Charley “Nuk” Haynes of Kenefick, Cowboy Haynes and his wife Dorinda of Splendora, and Ernest Haynes and his wife Sarah of Houston; Brother-in-law: Buddy Morse of Dayton and Numerous Nieces, Nephews and many Friends.

Fredenburg
Naomi G. Fredenburg, 83, of Liberty, died Saturday, May 6, 2006 in Houston, Texas. She was born January 6, 1923 in Oklahoma to parents George C. and Ora Hanley Hughes. Mrs. Fredenburg had lived in the Liberty area for over 37 years and was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. She was a beautician for many years and had been in the Funnel Cake business. Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at the Liberty Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Cooke Memorial Cemetery in Liberty under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Mrs. Fredenburg was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 64 years, Moody Lee Fredenburg, Sr. She is survived by her sons: Moody Lee Fredenburg, Jr. and wife Marsha of LaMarque, Pete Fredenburg and wife Karen of Belton; her daughters: Debbie Hanagriff and husband Walter of Crystal Beach and Pam Dowell of Liberty; Eleven Grandchildren and Nineteen Great-grandchildren; Sisters: Nora of Lubbock, Rachael Alburtis and husband Sonny of San Angelo, Nelma Harrington and husband Al of Georgetown; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mrs. Fredenburg will be Monday evening 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton.

Harris
Pamela Nichole Harris, 24, of Dayton, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, Texas. Ms. Harris was born November 9, 1981 in Baytown to parents Doug and Deborah Dean Harris. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dayton. She graduated from Dayton High School in 1999 and attended South West State University. For the past several years she worked for Austin Industries in Pasadena as a timekeeper. Ms. Harris was preceded in death by her grandparents: Charles and Marion Harris, uncle: Earl Dean Jr., cousin: Charles Williams. She is survived by parents: Doug and Deborah Dean Harris of Dayton, brother: Jimmy Lee Sciacca of California, grandparents: Earl and Francine Dean of Dayton, numerous nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Dayton with burial following at Magnolia Park in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5:00 Pm to 9:00 Pm, Sunday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Roy
Velma M. Roy, 78, of Wallisville, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 Pm, Monday, May 8, 2006, at the Liberty Church of Christ with burial following at Anahuac Cemetery in Anahuac. Visitation will be held from 5 Pm to 9 Pm, Sunday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Velma was born February 21, 1928 in Nacogdoches and has resided in the Wallisville area since 1950. She was a homemaker and former employee at Linda‚s Gifts in Anahuac, member of the Liberty Church of Christ, and enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting, sewing, cooking, and canning. Mrs. Roy was preceded in death by her parents: Dan and Lillie Mae Fisher McKey, sisters: Lula Mae, Ruby, and Thelma, and brothers: D.J. „Pug‰, Evan, Jessie „Son‰. She is survived by her husband of 60 years: Gerald W. „Shorty‰ Roy of Wallisville, daughter: Lucille Roy of Wallisville, sons: Mike Roy and wife Reva of Wallisville and Butch Roy and wife Marie of Raywood, seven grandchildren: Shawn Knight and husband Tony, Michal Harrison and husband Brent M., Nick Foreman, Amos Roy, Sara Johnston and husband Jeremy, Josh Roy, Brian Roy, five great-grandchildren: Tanner, Callie, Ally, Trace, and Caleb, brothers: Lonnie McKey, Edward McKey, Glen McKey, and James Stevens, sisters: Liz Jenkins, Etta Hieronimus, Bessie Owens, Hester Marie Donaldson, and Louise McShan, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Tidwell
Charles Eric Tidwell, 65, of Dayton, died Thursday, May 4, 2006, at the Bayshore Hospital in Pasadena. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton with burial following thereafter. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Charles was born April 22, 1941, in Havana, AR, to parents; Sam and Lydia Rice Tidwell, a former resident of Louisiana, and has resided in the Dayton area for numerous years. He was a retired truck driver, of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed leather work and collecting CB radios. Mr. Tidwell was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: James, Opal, and Robert Tidwell. He is survived by his wife of six years: Linda Cryer Tidwell of Dayton, daughters: Kimberly Johnston and husband Jason of Deer Park, Karen Beal of Deer Park, and Deanna Miller and husband Mark of Tomball, son: Ronnie Beal and wife Nicole of Dayton, sisters: Rena Brooks, Barbara Aucoin, and Audrey Corville all of LA, ten grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Haley
Norma R. Davis Haley, 68, of Dayton passed peacefully into the hands of her heavenly father, Friday, May 05, 2006 at home after an extended illness. She was born December 8, 1937 in Bakersfield, California to parents J.W. and Norma O’Hennessy Davis. She graduated from Klein High School and had been a resident of the Dayton area for the past 38 years. Before retiring she worked as secretary in the Liberty County District Attorney Office. She was a member of the Little Country Church in New Caney and formerly a member of the Eastgate Church. She enjoyed quilting, antiques and was a member of the Quilting Club. Service for Mrs. Haley will be 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2006 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Don Nash officiating. Interment will be at Taylor Cemetery in Buffalo, Texas at a later date. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband of 50 years: Ralph W. Haley of Dayton; two daughters: Tammye Lofton and husband Les of Highlands and Bo Wittman of Dayton; one son: Ralph T. Haley and wife Alicia of Liberty; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three brothers: Bruce Davis and wife Joyce of Spring, Jay R. Davis and wife Cathy of Livingston, and Dan Davis and wife Rosa of Crockett; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Williams
Mary Anne Youngblood Williams, 57, of Dayton, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital in Liberty. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, May 4, 2006, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dayton with burial following at the Holland Cemetery in Kountze. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm, with wake services 6:30 pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Mary was born June 13, 1948 in Beaumont, to parents; Byron and Kathrine Aquilina Youngblood, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past seven years. She was a graduate of the South Park High School class of 1966, had attended the Houston Community College, former Customer Service Manager for Garlands Grocery in Houston, member of the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church and Alter Guild, and enjoyed church activities, crocheting, and other arts and crafts. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents and survived by her husband of 28 years: Lewis Williams of Dayton, son: Jason Youngblood of Port Neches, sister: Martha Mannino of Nederland, nephew: Steve Mannino of Sugarland, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

Roach
Shirley Roach, 68, of Liberty, died Sunday, April 30, 2006 at the Liberty-Dayton Hospital. She was born June 2, 1937 in Resaea, Georgia to her late parents Charles W. Hibberts and Mary R. Seabolt Hibberts. Shirley had lived in Liberty for the last 14 years and was a homemaker. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at the Palms Memorial Park in Dayton with Rev. Bobby Hart officiating. She is survived by: Sons: Charles Roach and his wife Delva of Dayton, Robert Roach and his wife Helen of Liberty, Jerry Roach and his wife Vickie of Orange and Joseph Roach and Peter Sanches of Liberty; Daughters: Rebecca Hauser and her husband David of Melborn, Florida. Cindy Bouknight and her husband David of Hallsville and Anita Sykes and her husband Richard of Hallsville; Sister: Jewel Moon of Gulf Breeze, Florida; 23 Grandchildren; 42 Great-Grandchildren; 1 Great-Great-Grandchild and Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Relatives. She was preceded in death by: Parents: Charles W. Hibberts and Mary R. Seabolt Hibberts and Husband: Robert Roach. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.

Smikal
Rosie Smikal, 69, of Dayton, died Sunday, April 30, 2006 at the Triumph Northwest Hospital in Houston. She was born February 1, 1937 in Liberty to her late Parents: Louis Cashat and Ada LeBlanc Cashat, lived in the Dayton area all of her life and was a member of the Crosby United Pentecostal Church. Rosie was best known for her kindness and compassion. She regularly made peanut and pecan brittle and distributed it around the Dayton area; this brittle was among the best ever made. Her cooking was not limited to the brittle; she was an accomplished cook of all types of food. Rosie also enjoyed taking care of anybody that needed anything. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Rev. Gary Madden, Rev. R. T. Gray, Rev. Gary Piercy and Rev. William Willoughby officiating. Burial will follow at the Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.. She is survived by: Sons: David Smikal and his wife Mandy of Dayton, Anton Smikal and his wife Martha of LaBelle and Glen Smikal and his wife Christine of Humble; Daughter: Sheryl Dudley and her husband Terry of Hardin; Sisters: Lucy Pinkston of Nacogdoches, Mary Schmidt of Seguin and Loraine DeJohn of Liberty; 11 Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren and numerous Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by: Parents: Louis Cashat and Ada LeBlanc Cashat; Husband: Emil Smikal; Son: Bobby Smikal and Sister: Lucille Cashat. Pallbearers will be: Ronnie Monk, James Potts, Andrew Smikal, James Pinkston, Senior Chief Joe Stone and C. D. Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jeff Brandon and Russell Caddell. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.

Moore
Johnny Moore, 65, of Dayton, died Friday, April 28, 2006 at his residence. He was born March 17, 1941 in Richmond, Virginia to his late Parents: John Richard Moore and Linnie B. Murray Moore. Johnny lived in Dayton for the last 44 years, was a retired Supervisor from Gulf/Chevron in Baytown after 27 years of service, a U.S. Air Force Veteran and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2006 at the Schulenburg City Cemetery in Schulenburg, Texas with Rev. Bob Hataway officiating. He is survived by: Wife: Sue Moore of Dayton; Children: Wendy Moore of New Braunfels, Wes Moore of New Braunfels, Stasie Moore of Dayton; Daughter-in-law: Megan Moore of New Braunfels; Grandchildren: Kayleigh Higgerson of New Braunfels, Jake Higgerson of New Braunfels, Emmary Higgerson of New Braunfels, Brady Higgerson of New Braunfels, Caleb Moore of Mont Belvieu, Corbin Moore of Mont Belvieu, Shelby Burnitt of Dayton, Dylan Burnitt of Dayton and Sister: Ruth Moore of Richmond, Virginia. He was preceded in death by: Parents: John Richard Moore and Linnie B. Murray Moore and Brother: Richard Moore. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to: Odyssey Hospice Care, 1600 James Bowie Drive Baytown, Texas 77520.

Wilcher
Daisy Viola Wilcher, 82 of Crosby died on Wednesday April 26, 2006 at the Northeast Medical Center Hospital in Humble. She was born on August 16, 1923 to Parents: A. K. Bogie and Lillie Mae Sykes Bogie in Baskin, Louisiana. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great-Grandmother. She was able to put three families together and make it work, with the Yours, Mine and Ours theory that really did work. She lived for children and grandchildren and devoted her entire life to her family and was a member of the Woodridge Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. A very strong lady, she had worked picking cotton as a young woman and was even a welder during World War II. She is preceded in death by her Parents: A. K. and Lillie Bogie; Son: Frankie Dewayne Wilcher; Daughter: Julia Annette Dugat; Grandchildren: Perry Keith Thornton, Korey Dewayne Wilcher, Melvin Scott Blakley and Shelia Dianne McBeth; Sister: Fannie Hart and Brother: Jesse Bogie. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 28, 2006 from 5:00 P. M. until 9:00 P. M. at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. She is survived by her Sons: Joe Kenneth Evans and his wife Jean of Monroe, LA., Jimmy Wilcher and his wife Nelda of Houston, Daryl Wayne Caston and his wife Delores of Dunn, LA., Terry Wilcher and his wife Dora of Houston and Randy Wilcher of Crosby; Daughters: Judy Marie Blakley and her husband Melvin of West Monroe, LA., June Moore and her husband Bill of Ratcliff, TX., Virginia Sykes of Santa Fe, TX., and Patricia Bareis of Crosby; Brothers and Sisters: Bernice, Ruby, Louise, Wesley and A. G.; 27 Grandchildren and over 50 Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great-Grandchildren as well as numerous Nieces and Nephews and other friends and relatives. Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Viola Wilcher will be held at 10:30 A. M. on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton with the Rev. Andrew Provasek officiating. Burial will follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Lauzon
George Leo Lauzon, III, 21, born January 24, 1985 in Galveston, Texas died Saturday, April 22, 2006 in a river rafting accident. He was a loving child who loved life. Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Friday, April 28th, at First Lutheran Church with Rev. Doug Guthier officiating. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock. The family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Thursday, April 27th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. George graduated from Dayton High School in 2003 and was attending Galveston Community College. He assisted with the Galveston YMCA After School Program. George enjoyed being with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Fran and Leo Lauzon, Sr. George is survived by his parents, Peggy and Jim Barmore, and Leo Lauzon, Jr.; sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Tony Topping; and two stepbrothers, Sean and Derek Barmore; grandparents, Paul and Naida Jensen, and Bill and Muriel Barmore; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Pallbearers will be Jim Barmore, Tony Topping, Mike Skaer, Oscar Skaer, Matt Murphy, and Luke Calvert. Honorary pallbearers are Derek and Sean Barmore, Chris Stout, and Bobby “Bubba” Jones. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Galveston YMCA After School Program, C/O Jamie Haygens, 1707 23rd Street, Galveston, TX 77550.

Anderson
Michael Ray Anderson, 49, of Longview died on Monday, April 24, 2006 at a Longview medical center. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Welch Funeral Home in Longview. The family will receive friends at the home of Laurie Anderson in Hardin, Texas on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. After a private memorial service. Mr. Anderson was born August 9, 1956 in Dallas, Texas to Charles Billy and Ruth Nell Lovegrove Anderson. He moved to Longview 5 years ago after living in Hardin, Texas for 13 years. He was a welder by trade and attended school and grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas. Preceding him in death were his parents. Survivors include his daughter, Sarah Trevino of Lockhart; son, Brent Anderson and daughter, Gaylynn Anderson, both of Hardin; Sister & brother-in-law, Pamela and Dan McGregor of Longview; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Green
Mildred "Peggy" Green, 88, of Liberty, died Saturday, April 22, 2006 , in Brenham, Texas. Visitation will be Sunday, April 23, 2006, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty, Texas. Funeral services will be Monday, April 24, 2006, at 1:00pm, at the First Baptist Church in Liberty, with her grandson, Reverend Kyle Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Hardin Chapel Cemetery. She was born December 4, 1917, in Sour Lake to parents, John Fredrick Swensen and Sadie Bolin Swensen. She graduated from Daisetta High School. She was married to William Steve Green until his death in 1983. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Liberty, and a former member of Central Baptist Church in Daisetta. She loved Liberty and enjoyed serving her church. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She is preceeded in death by her parents, and her husband, William Steve Green. She is survived by her son, Jeff Green, daughter, Suzanne Roberts and her husband, Tommy, grandsons, Kyle Roberts and wife Nannette, Koby Roberts and wife Jaime, and Keb Roberts and wife Jennifer, granddaughters, Molly Manley and husband James, Henri Rowell and husband Billy, and Scarlett Love and husband Steve, and ten great-grandchildren. In leiu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Liberty, 602 N. Main, Liberty, Texas.

Ray
Sharon Mae Ray, 51, of Liberty died Saturday, April 22, 2006 at her residence. She was born August 24, 1954 in Liberty, Texas to parents Travis Bailey Sr. and Tressa Fregia Bailey. She graduated from Hull-Daisetta and lived in the area all her life. She enjoyed being with family, especially with her grandchild. She loved outdoor sports, hunting, fishing and camping. Services for Mrs. Ray will be Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at Pace Stancil Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with interment at Moss Hill Cemetery in Moss Hill. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Visitation for Mrs. Ray will be held Monday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Ray is survived by her Father: Travis Bailey Sr. and wife Edna of Votaw; Mother: Tressa Bailey of Hull; Sons: Shannon Earley and wife Tricia of Lufkin, Duane Ray of Moss Hill; Sister: Sheila Sones and husband Timothy of Moss Hill; Brothers: Thomas Roy Bailey of Moss Hill and Travis Bailey, Jr. of Hull; One Granddaughter: Samanatha Nicole Earley; and numerous nieces and nephews also survived.

Harrell
Ann Harrell, 29, of Beaumont, died Thursday, April 20, 2006. A Visitation will be Friday, April 21, 2006, from 5pm until 8pm at the Allison Funeral Service Chapel in Liberty, Texas. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 22, 2006, 4:00pm, at Hardin Baptist Church with Reverend Tony Hines officiating. Burial will follow in the Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Ann was born July 5, 1976 in Pearland, Texas to parents, Robert Harrell and Linda Bradley. Anne attended school in Hardin, Texas, but graduated at Ingram High School. She attended Scheiner College in Kerrville, Texas for three years majoring in psychology. She was musically inclined. She played the harmonica, guitar, piano, and clarinette. She was fun loving, had a heart of gold, and was loved by all who knew her. She got her first Easy Bake Oven at the age of 26, from her Aunt Pam. Ann worked as a waitress at Red Lobster in Beaumont, Texas and had received numerous letters of accomadation. Ann was preceded in death by her grandfather James Ronald Bradley, and an uncle, Keith Wayne Bradley. She is survived by her mother; Linda Isham, father; Robert Harrell, stepfather; James Isham, grandparents; Glory and Les Cooper, and Marge Robertson, aunt; Pam Porter and an uncle; James Wesley Bradley and many other relatives and friends.

Smith
Carol Jane Smith, 40, of Elkmont, Alabama died April 17, 2006 a her home. She attended Ardmore Alabama High School and had lived in Elmont for the past 10 years and had been employed by 3M for more than 12 years in Decatur. Services for Ms. Smith will be Friday, April 21, 2006 at Limestone Chapel in Elkmont, Alabama. Interment will follow 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin, Texas under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, TX. She is survived by her son: John Cody Hargrove and wife Holly Marie of Athens, AL; father: Charles Horton of Savannah, TN; mother: Eva Horton of Ardmore, Al; granddaughter: Anna Grace Hargrove of Athens, AL.; nieces: Amanda Jean Jackson and Casey Leshea Clark; nephews: Jory Ray Jackson and James Haden Clark; aunts: Connie Campbell and husband Shorty of Hardin and Geraldine Jeanes and husband David of Hardin. She is preceded in death by a brother: William Horton and grandmother: Inez Adams.

Brackeen
Betty Jo Brackeen, age 69, died at her home in Liberty, Saturday, April 15, 2006. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at the Liberty Church of Christ, 3201 North Main Street, Liberty, TX. At 2:00 P. M., with Ministers Danny Miller and Gene Duval officiating, with burial in the Cooke Memorial Cemetery, Liberty, TX. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 17, 2006 at the Allison Funeral Service 1101 North Travis Street, Liberty, Texas 77575 from 5:00 P. M., until 8:00 P. M. Betty Jo, ‘Jody’, was born to James Marcus Neill and Willie Pearl Barnes Neill on January 15, 1937, in Hamlin, Jones County, Texas. Jody was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and will be missed greatly. Jody loved to sew, paint and work on her cross word puzzles. She was an active member of the Liberty Church of Christ. Jody is preceded in death by her parents, a sister: Gladys Cox, three brothers, Melvin, J. B., and Seth Neill. Survivors are her husband, Bobby Carroll Brackeen, Of Liberty, TX., a daughter and son-in-law: Brenda and Wayne Patterson of Katy, TX., three grandchildren: Dana and Chris Kestler, Justin Callaway, and Morgan Patterson, and one great granddaughter: Abigail Kestler.

Curiel
Miguel Curiel, 29, of Anahuac, died Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He was a longtime resident of Anahuac, graduate of Anahuac High School in 1996 and attended Lee College, where he received a degree in Technical Processing. He worked as a Process Technician with Dow Chemicals in Freeport for the last 6 years and enjoyed his children and playing and watching soccer. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at the Our Lady of Light Catholic Church in Anahuac with burial to follow at the Anahuac Cemetery. He is survived by: Wife: April Curiel of Anahuac; Sons: Miguel Curiel of Anahuac and Marcos Curiel of Anahuac; Parents: Angel and Raquel Curiel of Anahuac; Sister: Susanna DeLaCruz of Anahuac; Brother Luis Curiel of Anahuac and Grandfathers: Rafel Curiel of Mexico and Luis Garcia of Mexico. Pallbearers will be: Angel Curiel, Luis Chavez, Guillermo Garcia, Joe Lofton, Albert Lofton, Victor DeLaCruz and Ernie Serrata. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Michael Connor, Stacy Levias, Mike Shields and Chris Hernandez. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac.

Cobb
Sherry Gayle Taylor Cobb, 45, of Liberty, died Friday, April 14, 2006 at her residence. She was born October 29, 1960 in Dayton to her Parents: Tommy Taylor and Marie Fregia Taylor. She had lived in Liberty most of her life and attended the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Daisetta. Sherry enjoyed raising flowers and keeping her house organized. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Daisetta with Rev. Nolan Taylor and Rev. Joann Vining officiating. Burial will follow at the Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta. She is survived by: Mother: Marie Taylor of Liberty; Brother: Alvin Dewayne Taylor and his wife Tammy of Liberty; Sister: Laura Trousdale and her husband Willie of Liberty; Grandmothers: Ethel Fregia of Liberty and Shattie Taylor of Liberty; Nieces and Nephews: Joshua Taylor, Kimber Taylor, Kasandra Taylor, Ashley Watson and Richard Watson; Great-Nieces: Madison Watson and Tiffany Trousdale. She was preceded in death by: Husband: John Cobb and Father: Tommy Taylor. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Daisetta.

Linney
Rev. Jack B. Linney, 83, of Muldoon, died Friday, April 14, 2006, at the St. Mark‚s Hospital in LaGrange. Funeral services will be held at 2 Pm, Monday, April 17, 2006, at the Greens Bayou Assembly of God Church in Houston with burial following at Linney Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation with family receiving friends, will be held from 4 pm to 6 pm, Sunday. Visitation will continue to 9 pm, Sunday, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Bro. Jack was born January 19, 1923 in Dayton, to parents; George and Cora Linney, a former resident of Houston, and has resided in the Muldoon area for the past 30 years. He was a graduate of Sam Houston High School class of 1941 and Texas A&M University, veteran of the US Army with service during WW II, a retired pastor and district official for the Assembly of God Church with 50 years of service, and enjoyed gardening, cattle, and travel. Mr. Linney was preceded in death by his parents, son: Jack B. Linney, Jr., three brothers, and four sisters. He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Juanita Fregia Linney of Muldoon, sons: Rev. Steve Linney and wife Christi of Weatherford, Tim Linney and wife Loanne of Katy, Rev. Mike Linney and wife Deleana of Austin, and Paul Linney of East Texas, 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 15 great great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Pinckard
Ernest Lee Pinckard, 69, of Liberty, died Friday, April 14, 2006, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Ernest was born January 19, 1937 in Livingston, to parents; Sidney "Peg" and Alice Yates Pinckard. He was a graduate of the Kountze High School class of 1956, had attended St. Phillips and Lamar University, obtained his teacher‚s certificate from Texas A & M University, a member of the North Main Baptist Church, veteran of the US Air Force. In his career, he taught at the Edgewood I.S.D. in San Antonio for four years and the Beaumont I.S.D. for fifteen years, before retiring. Mr. Pinckard also enjoyed bird watching, camping, reading, and woodworking. Mr. Pinckard was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife: Carolyne Byrd Pinckard of Liberty, sons: Kenneth T. Pinckard of Liberty and Steven L. Pinckard and wife Melissa K. of Liberty, and numerous other relatives, and friends.

Rogers
Fred Morris “Fritz” Rogers died on Saturday, April 8, 2006. Services will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2006 10:00 am at Allison Funeral Home in Liberty, Texas. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Allison Funeral Home in Liberty, Texas. Fritz was born in Daisetta, Texas, November 27, 1921. He was the son of Ella Maywald Rogers and Harry Odell Rogers. He was the youngest of seven children: Harry Jr., Jack, Vernon, Mabel, Gordon, and Nadine. He was a lifelong resident of Daisetta but due to his illness moved to Waco, September of 2005 to be with his daughter Harriet Shearer and family. Fritz was one of the last remaining members of the 1937-1940 Hull-Daisetta Bobcat Football teams that won 43 consecutive games. During that time, he was a running back and was a member of the backfield call “The Four Horsemen”. Fritz met and married the love of his life, Juanita Bolding, of Warren, Texas, on April 23, 1943. They had one daughter, Harriet Jane. They were married 52 years. Fritz had many interests but had one lifelong passion of raising horses. He raised most of the horses he owned, treating them as a pet rather than a workhorse. Fritz also enjoyed feeding and telling stories about his pet alligators. Other interests included deer hunting, fishing, building and welding, traveling, cooking, and sitting outdoors. Fritz was a member of the Hull Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and also served on Hull-Daisetta’s School Board and City Council. He gave 43 years of service to The Texas Company which later became Texaco. His jobs included production, derrick man to roustabout, gang pusher, and pumper. Following retirement, he worked for the Curtis Hankamer Company as a pumper. Fritz joined the First Baptist Church of Daisetta in 1950 and was baptized the same day as his daughter Harriet. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Daisetta at the time of his death. Preceding him in death was his wife, Juanita Rogers in 1995, and his parents, brothers, and sisters. He is survived by his daughter Harriet Rogers Shearer and son-in-law Tom Shearer of Waco; Grandson Steve Shearer, and wife Teresa Shearer of Salado; and Granddaughter Stacie Shearer Lathern and husband Jeff Lathern of Waco. Great-grandchildren include Taylor and Samuel Shearer, Grant and Pearson Lathern, and step-granddaughter Hailey Lathern. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Ruth Rogers of San Antonio and Betty Lou Maywald Whitley of Merryville, Louisiana, and two nephews and seven nieces. Serving as pall bearers are Bobby Rogers, Roy Bolding, Dr. Randy Froelich, Harvey Ashcraft, Frank Chalfant, and Nathan Barrier. Honorary pall bears include Jimmy May Sr., Harold McCann, Percy O’Quinn, Ed Theis, and Horace Young. Fritz will be buried with his loving wife and family in Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta, Texas. Memorials may be made Central Baptist Church of Daisetta, Texas.

Chennault
Davie Chennault, 66, of Liberty died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at the Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. He was born September 16, 1939 in Gilroy, California to his late Parents: Joseph Austin Chennault and Wilma Glasco Chennault. Mr. Chennault had lived in Liberty for the last 12 years and had previously lived in Old River and Crosby. Davie retired as a Counselor from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after 10 years of service and as a millwright from U.S. Steel after working for 20 years. He had also served as a union steward in the steel workers union and enjoyed traveling, photography and collecting numerous different items. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2006 at the White Chapel Cemetery in Highlands with Dr. Jimmie Clemmons officiating. Services will be under the direction of Allison Funeral Service in Liberty. He is survived by: Wife: Carolyn Chennault of Liberty; Sons: Davie Duane Chennault and his wife Wendy of New Jersey, Darrel Chennault and his wife Debra of Crosby, Dale Chennault and his wife Roxanne of Crosby, Danny Burk and his wife Marsha of Baytown and Donnie Burk and his wife Tracy of Wallisville; Sisters: Jeri Davis of California, Carolyn DeLong of California and Yvonne Graham of California; Special Friends: Nancy Leva of Arkansas and Margie Hagan of Liberty; Father-in-law: Howard Parker of Liberty; Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law: Daryl and Marsha Parker of Dayton and numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and loving Relative and Friends. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2006 at the Allison Funeral Chapel in Liberty. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Anayat House, Inc, P.O. Box 5934, Beaumont, Texas 77726-5934.

King
Kathrina Hazlip “Tinker” King, 58, died on Saturday April 8, 2006 at the Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. She was born on September 10, 1047 in Port Arthur, Texas to Parents: Henry Vincent Hazlip and Thelma Louise Chrisler. Previously of Nederland, Tinker moved to the Moss Bluff and Liberty area at the age of six and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mont Belvieu, a graduate of Liberty High School, enjoyed traveling and had one of the greatest hobbies anyone could ever have. Her hobby was her Granddaughters: Abigail and Victoria. She loved the time spent with the grandchildren and enjoyed them as much as possible. She is survived by her Son: James King and his wife Christina of Mont Bellvieu; Granddaughters: Abigail King and Victoria King both of Mont Belvieu; Sister: Francis Oliver and her husband Frank of Lumberton; Nieces: Judi Oliver of League City, Michelle Oliver of Lumberton and Dolly Oliver of League City; Nephews: Doug Hazlip, Randy Hazlip both of Moss Bluff and Keith Hazlip of Old River; 4 Great-Neices and 1 Great-Nephew as well as numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 6:30 P. M. at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty. She is preceded in death by her Parents; Brother: Henry Vincent Hazlip, Jr. and Nephew: Kelly Lee Hazlip.

Gruver
Lorene Deann Gruver, 4 months of Houston passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston. She was born on November 24, 2005 in Humble, Texas to Parents: Richard W. Gruver and Tifny Spring Gruver. Her brief but very memorable and eventful life here on earth touched so many that loved her. She has left to mourn her passing, her Parents: Richard and Tifny Gruver of Humble; Sister: Layla Cheyenne Gruver of Humble; Paternal Grandparents: Lee Gruver and his wife Marcia of Huffman and Sandra Dulaney of Cleveland; Paternal Great-Grandparents: Deann Gruver of Huffman and Clarence Gruver and wife Rita of Pasadena; Maternal Grandparents: Steve Abel of Humble and Tammy McCullough and husband Kevin of Humble; Maternal Great-Grandmother: Hazel Smith of Humble; Aunts and Uncles: Lee Gruver Jr. of Houston, Jason Gruver and his wife Krystal of Humble, Michael Gruver of Huffman, Tracy Jones of Huffman, Paul Gonzales of Cypress, Matthew Abel and his wife Kristy of Humble and Michael Abel and his wife Laura of Channelview and Numerous Cousins and other family members and friends. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 10, 2006 from 5:00 P. M. until 9:00 P. M. at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Funeral Services for Lorene Deann Gruver will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 2:00 P. M. at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton with the Rev. Clarence Gruver officiating. Burial will follow at Huffman Cemetery in Huffman.

Drake
Michelle Drake, 45, of Dayton, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at her residence. She was born February 27, 1961 in Harlingen. She was a longtime resident of the Houston area, graduating from Waltrip High School, and then going on to graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Michelle attended the First Baptist Church in Dayton and enjoyed reading, working puzzles and watching Law and Order on television. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Rev. Randy Piatt officiating. She is survived by: Husband: David Drake, Sr. of Dayton; Parents: Beth and Jerry Henry of Houston; Daughters: Noelle Olivia Drake of Dayton, Kimberly Ruth Drake of Houston and Amber Rachelle Greathouse of Baytown; Son: David Edward Drake, Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Brothers: Tracey Henry of Rosharon and Peter Henry of Huntsville; Granddaughter: Alexis Greathouse of Baytown and Grandmother: Ruth Lowe of Harlingen. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday April 7, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.

Ambrose
Barbara J. Campbell Ambrose, 60, of Dayton, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at the St. Luke‚s Episcopal Hospital in Houston. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton with burial following thereafter. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Barbara was born July 1, 1945 in Chicago Heights, IN to parents; Maurice J., Sr. and Catherine S. Frohling Campbell, a former resident of Highland, IN, and has resided in the Dayton area for the past 27 years. She was a homemaker, former operator of Barb and Bills Game Room, catholic by faith, and enjoyed raising exotic birds, garage selling, and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Ambrose was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law: Vernon Kroll. She is survived by her husband of 28 years: William Ambrose of Dayton, daughters: Cindy Moore and husband Kelly of Huffman and Katherine Drummer of Huffman, sons: Johnny Farmer and wife Marie of IN and Everett Farmer and wife Kelly of IN, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, sisters: Carol Kroll of IN and Margaret Campbell of IN, brothers: Maurice Campbell, Jr. and wife Margo of IN and Arthur Campbell and wife Bobbie of IN, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Thacker
Dorothy Lee Thacker, 76 of Dayton died on Thursday March 30, 2006 at her Daughter’s home in Channelview after a lengthy illness. She was born on June 21, 1929 in Oak Grove, Louisiana to Parents: William Gwen Del Rio and Lillie Shipley Del Rio. She was a hair stylist by trade, was a member of the Baptist faith, possessed a very forceful and friendly personality and enjoyed pastry baking, and canning foods. She of course will be remembered for the love that she had for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchild. She loved going to church and listening to gospel music. She is preceded in death by her Parents: William Gwen and Lillie Del Rio; Husband: William Travis Thacker and Brothers: Melvin Louis Del Rio and Luther Joseph Del Rio. The family will receive friends on Saturday April 1, 2006 and Sunday April 2, 2006 from 1:00 P. M. until 9:00 P. M. on both evenings at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. She is survived by her Sons: William T. Thacker of Overland Park, Kansas, Robert Thacker of Channelview, and Kenneth Thacker of Dayton; Daughters: Barbara Bass and her husband Dwight of Channelview, Mary Katherine Thacker of Houston and Judy Trevino and her husband Jesse of Channelview; Brothers: Bill Del Rio and his wife Jean of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Vollie E. Del Rio and his wife Barbara of Mineral Wells, TX. and Donald Ray Del Rio of Houston; Sisters: Anne Todaro of Houston, Bernice Barton of Columbia, LA., Delores Brown and her husband John of West Monroe, LA. and Mary Etta Jackson of Bastrop, LA.; 12 Grandchildren; 14 Great-Grandchildren; 1 Great- Great-Grandchild and Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Lee Thacker will be held on Monday April 3, 2006 at 2:00 P. M. at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton with the Rev. Kevin Boldine officiating. Burial will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

Groover
Theo Groover, 76, of Dayton, died Monday, March 27, 2006 at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. She was born October 30, 1929 in Houston to her late Parents: Herman Swan and Bertha Huelsenkamp Swan. She lived in Dayton for the last 35 years and was a retired Bus Driver from the Dayton Independent School District after 28 years of service. Theo enjoyed reading and being with her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with burial to follow at the Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. She is survived by: Sons: Gary Groover and his wife Joyce of Clear Lake, Charlie Groover and his wife Karon of Houston and Robert Groover; Brother: Ricky Swan of Arizona; 7 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Husband: Clarence Groover; Parents: Herman Swan and Bertha Huelsenkamp Swan and Son: Herman Groover. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.

Carley
Naomi Ruth Carley, 72, of Cove, died Saturday, March 25, 2006 at her residence. She was born October 23, 1933 in Davidson, Oklahoma to her late Parents: Henry Oscar Hogan and Lydia Ann McBride Hogan. Mrs. Carley was a homemaker , had lived in the Cove area since 1972 and had also previously lived in Arizona and loved cooking . She married Aron Carley on December 30, 1954 in Houston and they were in professional trucking together, covering the United States and Canada for 2 years . Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Rev. Danny Biddy officiating. Burial will follow at the Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. She is survived by: Husband: Aron Carley of Cove; Sons: Milton Wayne Carley of Cove and Henry Oscar Carley and his wife Vicky of Cove; Daughter: Vicki Lynn Carley of Cove; Brother: Oscar Nathaniel Hogan of Arkansas; Sisters: Velma Thomas and her husband Wayne of Fort Worth and Lydia Pernecy Carley and her husband Jerry of Cleveland; Grandchildren: Aron Cleburn Carley, II of Houston, Casey Jo Spencer of Houston, Lacey Ann Carley of Cove, Oscar Wayne Carley and his wife Jessica of Cove, Preston Chase Carley of Cove, Adam Grant Carley of Cove, Noah Tell Hamilton of LaPorte and Coty Scott Hamilton of LaPorte; Great-Grandchildren: Cassidy Joylynn Spencer of Houston, Carli Ann Spencer of Wyoming, Kayla Roselle Carley of Virginia, Dade Anthony Carley of Cove and Cameron Hamilton of Georgia and numerous Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by: Parents: Henry Oscar Hogan and Lydia Ann McBride Hogan; Brothers: William Earl Hogan, Kenneth Hogan, Paul Hogan, Rufus Hogan and Jimmie Joe Hogan; Sisters: Zannie Macy Brumbelow, Jewell Marie Harvey, Martha Almayra Kelley, Aimee Lou Hogan and Lil’ Neva Hogan and Granddaughter: Megan Dawn Carley. Pallbearers will be her Grandsons: Aron Carley, Marcus Hamilton, Noah Hamilton, Coty Hamilton, Oscar Carley, Preston Carley and Adam Carley. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at the Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.

Potez
John Paul Potetz, Sr., 88, of Liberty, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at home after an extended illness. He was born March 11, 1918 in Shady Side, Ohio to parents, Louis and Theresa Sinko Potetz, European immigrants. He grew up in Ohio and served in the U. S. Army during World War II. After returning from the war, John Paul moved to Florida, and on to Liberty in 1950. It was five years later when he co-created P & H Construction Company and in 1968 he created Potetz Home Center. He enjoyed hunting and fishing although he was a workaholic. He was quoted as saying, “If it is worth doing-it is worth doing right”. Services for Mr. Potetz will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with Mr. Roy Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister: Theresa Francis and his brother: Max Potetz. He is survived by sons: Louie Potetz and wife Susan of Liberty, Mike Potetz and wife Robin of Liberty, Johnny Paul Potetz and wife Donna of Liberty; daughters: Theresa Potetz of Liberty, Ruth Cain of Liberty and Kerry Dillard and wife Glyn of Old River; Fourteen Grandchildren and Seventeen Great-grandchildren; sisters: Ann Devendra of Bellaire, Ohio and Coletta Sbrockey of Shady Side, Ohio. The family will receive friends Monday, March 27, 2006, 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas.


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