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Ripkowski
Ripkowski Bernie I. Ripkowski, 87, of Dayton, died Thursday, November 1, 2001 at the Hospice Patient Center in Crockett. A native of New Waverly, Texas, He had resided in Dayton for over 66 years. He was an employee of the Trunkline Gas company and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dayton. Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, November 5, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with interment to follow at the Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton. He is survived by his Sons: Richard S. Ripkowski and his wife Chris of Beaverton, Oregon and Bernie M. Ripkowski and his wife Connie of Corpus Christi, Texas; Daughter: Carline Patton and her husband Billy of Crockett, Texas; Brothers: Alex Ripkowski, Leon Ripkowski and his wife Mary, Bill Ripkowski, Franklin Ripkowski and his wife Mildred, John Ripkowski and his wife Julie, Mike Ripkowski and his wife Margie all of Dayton and Herman Ripkowski and his wife Jane of Liberty; Sisters: Catherine Machala and her husband Joe of Crosby, Virginia Carter of Dayton, Perline Tilton and Dayton and Anna Lee Campbell of Dayton; Grandchildren: Mysti Ripkowski Richardson, Crystal Ripkowski, B. J. Patton, Josh Patton and John Patton; Great-Grandchildren: Ashley Corrine Richardson and Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Pallbearers will be B. J. Patton, Josh Patton, Ron Alexander, Jay Alexander Keith Alexander, Michael Richardson and Jonathan Rogers. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM, until 9:30 PM Saturday, November 3, 2001 and from 9:00 AM until 9:30 PM, Sunday, November 4, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Hohn
Anastazie 'Stazie' Vyoral Hohn, 77, of Dayton, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 Am, Saturday, October 27, 2001, at the St. Joseph's the worker Catholic Church in Dayton with Father Thomas Phelan officiating and burial following at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 Pm to 9 Pm with wake and rosary services at 7 Pm, Friday at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Stazie was born April 21, 1924 in the Eastgate community, to parents; Mr. and Mrs. Vyoral and has resided there throughout her lifetime. She was a homemaker, member of St. Anne's Mission Catholic Church, attended St. Joseph's the Worker Catholic Church, member of the Alter Society and the Shepherd's Staff, and winner of numerous Grand Champion awards for her baking. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, pets including dogs, cats, and doves, and will be remembered as a giving and family orientated person. Mrs. Hohn was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Louis Hohn, Sr., brother: Leroy Skarpa, and sister: Margaret Beasley. Survivors include her daughters: Sherri Colvin and husband Harlan of Dayton and Lynda Marie Hohn of Dayton, sons: Louis Hohn, Jr. and wife Brenda of Dayton, William Hohn of Dayton, David Hohn and wife Becky of Dayton, sisters: Betty Jane Williamson of Dayton and Lillian Spies of Houston, Nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Telford
Jolene Telford, 72, a faithful Christian and servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, died on Thursday, October 25, 2001. Jo was born March 8, 1929 in Hightower, Liberty County Texas, to John Murphy and Ora Berry Murphy Wedell. Jo graduated from Tarkington High School in 1947 and Married Jack K. Telford that same year. Early in their marriage, Jack and Jo moved to the Cedar Bayou are of Baytown, Texas, where they raised their family and lived for 41 years. While in Baytown, Jo was an active member of Cedar Bayou Baptist Church. Upon Retirement, Jack and Jo moved back to the country in Tarkington Prairie. Jo enjoyed her country life and enveloped many wonderful friendships, especially through her beloved church, Rural Shade Baptist Church of Tarkington Prairie. Jo was a loving and devoted wife for over 54 years to her husband, Jack, who survives her and will cherish her memory forever. Jo was also a precious Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother. She is survived by Daughter: Pamela Sue Telford Patrick and Husband, Raymond of Houston; Son: Darrell Keith Telford and Wife Candice Marie of Tarkington Prairie; Grandchildren: Jason Keith Telford and Wife, Alicia and Kenya Paige Telford; Great-grandchild: Makenzie Aaron Ripkowski. She was preceded in death by one Great-Grandson: Chase Aaron Siebert and her Brother: Lloyd Lee Murphy. Services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, October 29, 2001 at Rural Shade Baptist Church in Tarkington Prairie. Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 27, 2001, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Sunday, 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

Burton
Nelda M. Burton, 61, of Dayton, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at her residence. She was a native of Weeches, Texas, had lived in Dayton for the last 6 years and had previously lived in Crockett and was a homemaker. Services will be held at 3:30 PM, Thursday, October 25, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with the Mr. Roger Kellum officiating. Burial will follow at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home of Dayton. She is survived by her Husband: Vennis Skiles of Dayton; Mother: Lillian Hollis of Grapeland; Sons: Richard Hollis of Tyler; Daughter: Kay Skiles and her husband Kirk of Slidell, Louisiana and Tine Owners of Dayton; Brothers: Jesse Hollis, Sr. and his wife Louise of Manville, Texas, Doug Hollis of Crockett and Wayne Hollis of Grapeland; Sisters: Shirley Reed and her husband Floyd of Lovelady and Eloise Richardson of Grapeland; 12 Grandchildren and numerous Nieces, Nephews and Loved Ones. Pallbearers will be: Chris Scott, Clint Scott, Kevin Hollis, Buster Shaw, Roger Kellum, Jesse Hollis, Jr. and Homer Davis. Visitation will begin at 5 PM, Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

McClosky
Janie McClosky, 82 of Pasadena, died Sunday, October 21, 2001 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 2 Pm, Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at the Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton, with Father Thomas Phelan officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 Pm to 9 Pm, with wake services held at 7 Pm Monday at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Janie was born January 20, 1919 in Anderson, to parents; Mark and Frances Ulkie McClosky, a former resident of Dayton, and has resided in the Pasadena area for the past 49 years. She was a retired PBX Operator for the Magnolia/Century Paper Companies in Houston, graduate of the Dayton High School class of 1937, member of the Pioneer Class, past president and member of the PBX Club of Houston, and was catholic by faith. She enjoyed watching sports, working crossword puzzles, playing the piano and organ, and family and club functions made her fondest memories. Miss McClosky was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and three brothers. Survivors include her sister: Rosa Kay of Pasadena, two nephews: A. A. 'Buddy' McClosky of Pasadena and Paul Damek of Liberty, six nieces: Cornelia D. 'Klee' Ripkowski of Baytown, Ruby Vyoral of Liberty, Adelle Derrington of Marlin, Mildred Ripkowski of Dayton, Jeanette Mullunex of Beaumont, and Maxine Gray of Memphis, TN., and numerous great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In lieu of usual floral remembrances the family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice.

Smith
Emmitt Elmar Smith, 84 of Liberty, died Monday, October 22, 2001 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 PM, Thursday, October 25, 2001 at the First Methodist Church in Liberty. Interment will follow at Cooke Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 PM until 9 PM at Allison Funeral Services. Mr. Smith was a native of Sabine, Texas and had lived in Liberty 51 years. He was owner operator of Smith Wholesale and was a Salesman of Burnham Chevrolet. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and Liberty Lodge #48. He enjoyed fishing & hunting and was always willing to help others. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lucille Smith, 3 sisters & 2 brothers. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Jackson & husband H.D. of Goodrich, TX; son Larry Smith & wife Lillian of Tulsa, OK, Terry A. Smith of Goodrich, TX; brother Trubie Smith of Liberty. 5 Grandchildren & 10 Great Grandchildren.

Guedry
Bertie B. Jordan Guedry, 77 of Batson, died Monday, October 22, 2001 at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, October 25, 2001 at Batson Prairie Baptist Church in Batson with Rev. Butch Perkins & Rev. Cecil Burns officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson. Visitation will be from 11 AM until 9 PM on Wednesday at the Church. Mrs. Guedry was a native of Kilgore, TX and had lived in Batson most of her life. She retired from Goodwill Industries in Houston. She was a member of the Batson Prairie Baptist Church, Sunday School Teacher, GA and a W.M.U. Bertie enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, crafts, and gardening. She is preceded in death by her husband Otis Guedry and a daughter Bertie Jean Guedry. She is survived by her daughters Iora Lou Dillon & husband Bill of Batson, Aledith DeGaugh & husband Michael of Damascus, MD, Elaine Finklemeyer & husband Gary of Houston; sons Jay Guedry & wife Pam of Houston, Bob Guedry & wife Janice of Batson; sisters Mary Sue Jordan of Sour Lake, Nadine Dagle of Batson, Faye Hallick of Montrose, VA; 10 Grandchildren & 16 Great Grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis, Liberty, Texas 77575.

Martin
Gloria Marie Martin, 87, of Beaumont and formerly of Daisetta, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2001 at her residence. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty, Texas with Rev. Max Crawford officiating. Interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, Texas. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty, Texas. Mrs. Martin was born February 23, 1914 in Jeanerette, La. She was a longtime resident of Daisetta, Texas. She resided at Baton Arms Retirement Center in Beaumont for the past three and a half years. Gloria retired as a Nurse from Yettie Kersting Memorial Hospital in Liberty, Texas. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband: Otis Martin and son: Kenneth Martin. Survivors include her daughter, Delores Roubieu of LaBelle, Texas; Sons: Val “Sonny” Martin of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and Eugene Martin of Cove, Texas. She is also survived by daughter-in-laws, Darlene Martin and LaJuana Morrow and son-in-laws, Bill Morrow and Melvin Sexton. 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. All of which carry a tremendous amount of love that Gloria poured out to each one as “MaMa” and “MawMaw”.

Garrett
Amelia Garrett, 93, of Hardin, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Magnolia Place Nursing Home in Liberty. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, October 19, 2001 at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty, with Rev. Bill Fabriguze and Rev. Tony Hines officiating. Interment will follow at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, October 18, 2001 at Allison Funeral Service from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Mrs. Garrett was a lifelong resident of Hardin, Texas. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, quilting and reading her Bible. She was preceded in death by her Husband James H. Garrett, Sr.; Parents; Brothers: Frank, Edward and E.B. Crouthers; Sisters: Alice Whitlock, Norman Crouthers, and Cecilia Pittman. Two Grandchildren, Michael Garrett and Gay Garrett Wilkerson. She was survived by her son: James H. Garrett, Jr. and wife Betty of Liberty, Texas, sisters: Edna Sims of Hardin, Texas and Agnes Taylor of Batson, Texas; grandchild: Kandis Garrett Dennis of Kingwood, Texas, Great-grandchildren: Katherine Amelia Wilkerson, William Garrett Wilkerson and Michael Calhoon Wilkerson all of Woodville, Mississippi; Allison Anne Dennis and Ashley Lynn Dennis both of Kingwood, Texas. Numerous other relatives and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be David Wilkerson, Stephen Dennis, Frank Green, Pat Larson, Bryan Zickefoose and Dwayne Gott. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Garrett Wilkerson and Cal Wilkerson. Services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis, Liberty, TX 77575.

Wheeler
George Charles Wheeler, 82, of Cleveland, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. He was a native of Stowe, Vermont, had lived in the Cleveland Area since 1971, and was a retired member of Pipe fitter’s Local #211, a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II and a Life Member of the Cleveland V. F.W. Post #1839. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 20, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with burial to follow at 2:00 PM at the Mims Cemetery in Conroe. He is survived by his Wife: Jimmie Wheeler of Cleveland; Sons: Richard C. Wheeler and his wife Tine of Conroe, Travis Kelley of Cleveland, Jimmy Kelley and his wife Carolyn of cypress and Kenneth Tindall; Daughter: Glenda Sue Turner of Porter; Sisters: Nancy Haeckel of Connecticut and Joan Hicks of Houston; 9 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren. Visitation will be gin at 5:00 PM, Thursday, October 18, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil funeral home in Dayton.

Mikeska
Dorothy Mae Mikeska, 71, of Dayton, died Monday, October 15, 2001, at the Liberty-Dayton Hospital in Liberty. Born in Houston she had resided in the area for many years. She is preceded in death by her Husband: Algy Lowie Mikeska. Services will be held at 9:30 AM, Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Chapel in Dayton with the Rev. Jerry Galvan officiating. Interment will be held at 3:00 PM at the Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston. She is survived by her Son: Randy Don Mikeska and his wife Pamela of Tarkington; Daughters: Patricia Fay Bortner and her husband Ronald and Sheri Denis Pankratz and her husband Ray all of Dayton; Brothers: L. T. Davis and his wife Mildred of Spring and Jems O. Davis and his wife Diana of Florida; Grandchildren: Mark, Michael, Keri, Kayla, Julius and Kristina and 8 Great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Mark Bortner, Michael Bortner, Julius Pankratz, Jason Caldara, Gary Davis and Michael Polasik. Visitation will be held form 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Bricker
Marguerite Humber Bricker, 78, of Liberty passed away October 15, 2001 at the Liberty-Dayton Hospital in Liberty. She was born January 1, 1923 in Liberty to parents, D. Humber and Nellie Worthy Humber. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at the North Main Baptist Church, 4709 Hwy. 146 North in Liberty. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 16 at the Allison Funeral Service from 5 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Bricker had resided in Liberty her entire life. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her grandchildren, working with plants and decorating her home. She was a Baptist. Marguerite is survived by: Husband, Robert Bricker of Liberty; Son: James Bricker and wife, Connie, of Liberty; Daughter: Patty Williamson and husband, Harvey of Hardin ; Grandsons: Cliff Williamson and wife Melissa of Huntsville, Denton Bricker of Liberty, Jamie Bricker of Plano, TX and Chris Williamson of Hardin. Mrs. Bricker also leaves one brother, J.D. Humber and wife Eliane, of Liberty.

Haywood
Martha Ann Haywood, 81, of Liberty passed away Sunday, October 14, 2001 at her residence. Services will be Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. in the Allison Funeral Service Chapel in Liberty with Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Liberty City Cemetery. Services entrusted to Allison Funeral Service 1101 N. Travis Liberty, TX. 77575 Mrs. Haywood was born June 3,1920 in Center, TX. She was a lifetime resident of Liberty. She enjoyed stamp collecting and Western History. She was also a baseball fan and especially favored the Houston Astros. Mrs. Haywood was preceded in death by her parents: Bertha Ellis and Thomas Holmes Dillon, and her husband, Presley Haywood. She is survived by her sons: David Haywood and wife Maryann of Baytown, Darrell Haywood and wife Susan of Humble and Jay N. Haywood of Baytown. Daughter, Diane Huddelston, of Liberty, TX. Sister: Francis Waldrop of Liberty and Brother: Benjamin Ellis Dillon of San Angelo, TX. Six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Evans
Joe Bob Evans, Sr., 67 of Daisetta, died Thursday, October 11, 2001 at Union General hospital in Blairsville, Georgia. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty with Rev. Nolan Taylor & Rev. James Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Moss Hill Cemetery in Moss Hill. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty, Texas. Mr. Evans was a native of Asher, OK. and had lived in Daisetta most of his life. He was a retired Tool Pusher in the Oil Well industry. He enjoyed bingo, and rabbit hunting. He is survived by Daughters: Misty Evans of Riverdale, Georgia, Penny Hunt Roane and Peggy DeJoseph both of Blairsville, Georgia; Sons: Joe Bob Evans, Jr. of Daisetta, Texas, David Michael Evans & wife Donna of Devers, Texas and David A. (Bubba) Evans & wife Pam of Blairsville, Georgia; Brother: Bill Evans & wife Ruth of Moss Hill, Texas; Sisters: Charlotte Lois Wing of Baytown, Texas & Betty Jean Yenor & husband Charlie of Raywood, Texas. 11 Grandchildren & 5 Great-Grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Bryan Evans, Dusty Evans, Rodney Cox, Roderick Cox, Wayne Fregia and Kenneth Evans. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Kari Evans and Heather Evans. Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Liberty, Texas.

Preston
Rosie Preston, 86, of Dayton, died Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at the Baytown rehabilitation and Health Care in Baytown. She was a native of Humble and lived in Dayton since 1946, having spent 8 years in Venezuela. She was a member of the First Baptist church in Dayton, the ladies 5 Sunday School Class, the Liberty-Dayton Hospital Auxiliary and Womenճ club of Dayton. Services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, October 13, 2001 at the First Baptist church in Dayton with the Rev. Gary McGough and Mr. Norris Ritchie officiating. Burial will follow at the Palms memorial Park in Dayton under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. She is survived by her Daughter: Shirley Neuman and her husband E. B., Jr. of Dayton; Adopted Son: Willis Ray Preston and his wife Bobbie of Lindale; Grandsons: Kyle Neuman and his wife Terry of Pilot Point and Nandy Neuman and his wife Sandy of Dayton; Adopted Grandchildren: Shannon Preston, Frankie Preston and Lisa Preston and Several Great-Grandchildren. Pallbearers will be: Darrell Brown, Lester Ray Wisegerber, Paul Anderson, Bill Johnson, Jim Brown, Claude Harding and Jack Uncle. Visitation will begin at 11 AM, Friday, October 12, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Knight
O.P. "Cotton" Knight, 81, of Daisetta, Texas passed away Saturday, October 6, 2001 at his residence, after an extended illness. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at Allison Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Ronnie Trice officiating. Pastors Prentice and Becky Knight will be assisting. Burial will follow at Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno, Texas. Visitation Will be from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 6,2001 at Allison Funeral Service. Mr. Knight was a lifetime resident of Liberty County and had lived in Daisetta for 30 years. He was a Truck Driver for E.A. Johnson and Sons in Daisetta for 23 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was especially an avid and accomplished woodworker. Mr. Knight was also a member of the VFW and a veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and one sister. Survivors include his wife of 51 years: Dorothy Knight of Daisetta, Son: Pastor James Prentice Knight and wife Becky of Sandy, Utah. Brothers: Alton Knight of Hull, Texas and Marshall Knight of Seabreeze, Texas. Two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis, Libery, Texas 77575 936-336-6418

Doucette
James Thomas Doucette, Jr., 68, of Liberty, died Tuesday, October 9, 2001 in Houston after a very brief illness. He was born January 22, 1933 in Batson, Texas to parents, Carmen and James Thomas Doucette, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Liberty, Texas where he attended Liberty High School. He worked in the oil field industry since he was 16 years old and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dayton. James was currently employed at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home. He married JoAnn "Jo" Swearingen on December 22, 1951 and they reared their family in Liberty. Services for James a will be 1 PM, Thursday, October 11, 2001 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Interment will follow at Palms Memorial park Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, JoAnn Doucette of Liberty; Daughters: Susan Gayle Camardelle from Spring; Sherre Lynn Weeks and husband Winfred O. Weeks of Fruitvale, Texas; Debbe Kaye Pugh and husband Mike of Spring; Son: James Thomas "Tomme" Doucette, III of Liberty; Grandchildren: David Donald Smith of Houston, Wende Lynn Weeks, Shara Rene Weeks and Melissa Kay Weeks of Fruitvale, Texas, Kemberlee Pugh and Kristee Lenn Pugh of Spring. Great-granddaughter: Taylor Gabrielle Smith of Houston. He is also survived by his mother: Carmen Namoi Doucette of Liberty; Sisters Ercolle Fox and husband Pete of Hampshire Fannett, Bobbie Wiggins of Comesneil, Jerry Wiggins and Evelyn Allen both of Liberty; Sue Heinz and husband Wayne of Buffalo Gap, Sister-in-law, Neeta Swearingen of Liberty, Norma Swan and husband Jimmy of Alvin, Brother-in-law, Jerry Swearingen and wife Linda of Liberty. Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of loving friends. Visitation will be 5 PM until 9:30 PM, Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Krone
Ruby Edith Johnston Krone, 93, of Dayton, Texas, was born June 14, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, adopted daughter of C. W. and Fannie Ellsworth, died Sunday, October 7, 2001 at her residence in Dayton. She was preceded in death by her Parents: Husband: Arthur C. Krone: Son: "Bud" and Grandson: Bradley Ross. She is survived by her daughters: Betty Lee Annesley and her husband M. L. of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Nadine Rau and her husband Roland of Taylor, Texas and Joyce Miller Harwell and her husband James of Dayton, Texas: Daughter-in-law: Avis Krone; 18 Grandchildren: 22 great-grandchildren; half-brother: C. W. Ellsworth, Jr. and Quincy, Illinois: step-sister: Gladys Dievert of Quincy, Illinois: step-brother: Galen Pittman and his wife Barbara of Austin, Texas: sister-in-law: Evy Krone of LaPoint, Wisconsin, many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and countless friends, business acquaintances, Lodge Members of the Order of the Eastern Star, The Rebeccaճ, Oddfellows and members of the Thrall Baptist Church in Thrall, Texas. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Bridgehaven Hospice 2802 Garth Road Suite 209, Baytown, TX 77521, or Fredaճ Seeds of Love Orphanage 29783 Rangerville, San Benito, Texas, or Thrall Baptist Church, P. O. Box 177, Thrall, Texas 76578, or a donation of personal choosing. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Underwood
Blake Gordon Underwood, infant son of Jason and Stephanie Underwood and brother of Trevor W. Underwood, of Dayton, died Sunday, October 7, 2001, at the Liberty-Dayton Hospital in Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 2 Pm, Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at the Sterling Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with burial following at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 Am to 9 Pm, Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton. Blake was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfathers: L. E. Martin and Jim Davis. He is survived by his parents: Jason and Stephanie Martin Underwood of Dayton, brother: Trevor W. Underwood of Dayton, maternal grandparents: Patsy and Bob LaComb of San Angelo, Jim Martin of Mt. Belvieu, and Kimberly Perkins of Mt. Belvieu, paternal grandparents: Bill and Sandy Underwood of Dayton, maternal great-grandparents: Della Davis of Malakoff and Minnie Martin of San Angelo, paternal great-grandparents: Lloyd and Bobbie Dillard of LaPorte, Elmer Underwood of Houston, and Juanita and Richard Chaney of San Antonio, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Kennedy
Cora Jo Kennedy, 77, of Livingston, died Friday, October 5, 2001 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. She was a native and longtime resident of Dayton, had previously lived in Alabama, had recently moved to Livingston and was a homemaker. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, October 13, 2001 at the Linney Cemetery in Dayton. She is survived by her Son: H. D. Kennedy of Baytown; Brother: Jack Linney of Texas; 7 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

McZeal
Ada Mae McZeal, 82, of Liberty, died Saturday, October 6, 2001 at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.A native of Dayton, Mrs. McZeal spent most of her life in Crosby moving to Liberty in 1987. She was a very faithful member of the Godfreyճ Chapel Church of God in Christ served on the Missions Board for a number of years. She is preceded in death by her Husband: Anthony McZeal, Sr. and her Son: Jules McZeal. A Wake Service will be held from 7 PM until 9 PM, Thursday, October 11, 2001 at the Godfreyճ Chapel Church of God in Christ in Liberty. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, October 12, 2001 at the Godfreyճ Chapel Church of God in Christ in Liberty with the Rev. W. D. Haynes officiating. Interment will follow at the San Jacinto memorial Park Cemetery in Houston. She is survived by her Son: Anthony McZeal, Jr. and his wife of Jennings, LA; Daughters: Lizzie Terrell of Liberty, Theresa Malone of Channelview, Betha Lockhart, Alfredia Baskin and Eleanor Newton and her husband all of Baytown and a Host of Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 11 AM until 5 PM, Thursday, October 11, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Sewell
Mary Lou Sewell, 73, of Coldspring died Thursday, October 4, 2001. Born in Moody, Texas she had been a longtime resident of Houston. Services for Ms. Sewell will be at 2:30 PM, Sunday, October 7, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home chapel in Coldspring with Dr. Don Shannon officiating. Interment will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery. She was preceded in death by brother, I. O. Sewell and sisters, Velma, Helen and Ruth. She is survived by four brothers: James H. Sewell, Melvin "Mutt" Sewell, Joe T. Sewell, and Sam B. Sewell, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Also by her loving caretaker, Peggy Lee. Pallbearers are Donald Atkins, Tony Sewell, Rocky Sewell, Melvin Sewell, Billy Green Sewell, and Jim D. Sewell. Visitation will be Saturday, October 5, 2001 from 6 PM until 9 PM at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Coldspring.

Coyle
Roland David Coyle, 56, of Cleveland, died Thursday, October 4, 2001 at his residence in Cleveland. He was a native of Cleveland; a United States Army Veteran of Vietnam and was a member of the Joy Fellowship Church in Cleveland. Services will be held at 3 PM Saturday, October 6, 2001 at the Joy Fellowship Church in Cleveland with the Rev. Forrest Land, Rev. Roland Coyle and the Rev. Bobby Morgan officiating. Interment with Military Honors provided by the Cleveland Memorial Post #1839 will follow at the Oakshade Cemetery in Cleveland. Survivors include Wife: Donna Coyle; Sons: Forrest Van Coyle and wife Kelley of South Carolina, Roland Daniel Coyle and wife Kim of Cleveland and Charles Darrell Lyndsey of Texas; Brothers: L. V. Coyle and James Coyle both of Texas; Sister: Ruth Dartlon of Louisiana and seven Grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Fernando Lomas, Craig Lowe, Ray Whitmire, Marion "Bean" Whitmire, Gregory Land, Buddy Lowe, Buddy Whitmire and Keith Capellen. Visitation will be at 4 PM, Friday, October 5, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Enloe
Sibyl Isaack Enloe, 86, of Dayton died Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at the Magnolia Place Health Care Center in Liberty. A native of Cleveland, Texas she had spent most of her life in Dayton. She was a Charter Member of the Pin Oak Baptist Church in Cleveland and a member of the First Baptist Church in Dayton. She married the late Roy Enloe in 1930 and devoted her life to her husband and children. She was a loving Mother who always helped others in a time of need. She is preceded in death by her husband: Roy Enloe, Brothers: Reed Isaack and Arby Isaack and Sister: Mamie Rutherford. Services will be at 2 PM, Friday, October 5, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Chapel in Dayton with interment to follow at the Pin Oak Cemetery in Cleveland. She is survived by her Sons: Buford E. Enloe of Cleveland and Charles E. Enloe and his wife Shirley of Baytown; Daughter: Leveata J. Griffin and her husband "C. F." of Dayton; Grandchildren: Michael B. Griffin, Patrick W. Griffin and wife Marsha and Jeanie L. Enloe; great-grandchildren: Shane, Carl, Philip, Alaina, Alan and Amy Griffin and Special Person: Linda McDonald. Visitation will be at 4 PM, Thursday, October 4, 2001 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Kirchner
Willamena Juanita “Nita” Kirchner, 74, of Hardin, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at the Liberty-Dayton Hospital in Liberty. Services will be held at 2 PM, Friday, October 5, 2001 at Allison funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Tony Hines officiating. Visitation will be held form 7 PM to 9 PM, Thursday, at Allison funeral Service in Liberty. Services are under the direction of Allison Funeral Service in Liberty. Nita was a native of Washington County, Texas and had lived in Hardin for 30 years. She was born January 22, 1927 to parents William Henry Brockermeyer and Lillie Amason Brockermeyer. She graduated from Navasota High School, was President of Knight Forest Association, enjoyed yard work and volunteered for the fire department. Mrs. Kirchner was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother, and a son, Gerald Wayne Olsen. Survivors include her husband, James Kirchner of Hardin; sisters: Nola Cummins, Dorothy Reese, and Dora Wade, all of Houston; several nieces and nephews.


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