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James E. "Monk" Grimes
Woodville-- James E. "Monk" Grimes, 83, joined the Lord on September 30, 2003 in the Dogwood Trails Manor in Woodville. Monk lived in Woodville most of his life with the exception of serving four years in the Army Air Corp. in World War II in England and Germany. He owned and operated Grimes Machine Shop in Woodville before health reasons made it necessary to retire and become a teacher. He taught 13 years as a Machine Shop teacher in Port Arthur, before retiring in 1984. Monk was a faithful member of the First Christian Church of Woodville where he was an Elder and teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge serving as a former Worshipful Master, and a member of the V. F. W. serving as a Past Commander, and a past board member of the Tyler County Hospital Board of Directors where he served as Vice President. In addition, he was a former member of the Woodville Rotary Club and Fire Department. With all of his accomplishments, he still had time to be a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Monk is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, DeWilda "Dee" Grimes of Woodville; his daughter, Lynette also of Woodville; three grandchildren, Tiphanie and husband, Allen Dubois of Coldspring, Karena Kirk of Houston, James "Jimmy" Kirk with the U. S. Navy stationed in Connecticut; three great grandchildren, Dylan, James, "Jay" and Kaylee Dubois; his brother John C. Grimes of Port Neches Groves. His son, Larry Anderson, and brother Harley P. Grimes preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Moore and Rev. J. R. Johnson officiating. A military service was presented by the V. F. W. Post #2033 at the funeral home. A Masonic graveside service was held at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville by Woodville Masonic Lodge #495. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Carl, Dave Bordelon, John R. Kenner, O. Z. Foxworth, Bobby Pentecost, Douglas Seamans, Jack Risinger, Thomas Wright, Bobby Lord and Barney Tarver. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Inez Redmon
Inez Redmon, 72 of Hillister, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at Dogwood Trails Manor Nursing Home in Woodville. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 4th at 3:00 p.m. in the Stringer Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Warren Cemetery. Officiating was Bro. Kenneth Cauthen and Bro. Milton Powers. Serving as pallbearers were Clifton Clowers, Bob Alston, Steven McCoy, Timmy Davis, Keith Clark, Billy Turner, Joe Pete Shane and Milton Powers. Visitation was held on Friday, October 3rd from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Inez was born April 7, 1931 to Oscar & Irene Price Clowers in Crockett, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Tyler County and was retired from Keller Industries. She is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law, Linda & B.A. Smith and Glenda & Lynn Shane all of Hillister; brothers & sisters-in-law Rudy & Barbara nell Clowers of Warren, Charles Clowers of Kountze and Brenda Clowers Gore of Silsbee; sisters & brothers-in-law, Mary Ann & Lester Gross of Houma, LA., Catherine Redmon of Ivanhoe, Patricia & Charles Haynes of Colmesneil and Bettye & Thomas Thibodeaux of Pt. Allen, LA., eight grandchildren, tina Turner, Gina Clark, Amy McCoy, Melissa Davis, Lynette Gehrts, milton Powers and Joe Pete Shane; and sixteen great grandchildren, Ashley Turner, Blake Turner, Cody Kayser, Coby Kayser, Ashley Kayser, Joshua Watts, Brittany Clark, Tyler Clark, Karmin Clark, Kara Clark, Jessica McCoy, Tyler McCoy, Teddy Davis, Alex Gehrts, Corey Gehrts and Kaleb Powers. Memorials may be made to Rocky Springs Baptist Church, Rt. 4 Box 2676, Colmesneil Texas 75938 Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Charlene Twila Shuttlesworth
Charlene Twila Shuttlesworth, 53, of Channelview, went to be with her Lord, Oct. 7,2003. She was born Sept.11, 1950 in Houston to Charles & Roberta Huenerberg. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry Moore in 1995. She is survived by her husband of 3 years, Gerald "Pat" Shuttlesworth; children, Shad Moore & Cathy Reneau of Channeview; Gerry & Judy Shuttlesworth of Crosby; Pastor Jason & Angie Shuttlesworth of Johnstown, Colorado; Deidra & Daniel Hill of Mt. Belview; and Melonie & James Davidson of Crosby. Grandchildren, Kaitlynn Hill, Daniel Hill,Jr., Carrie Griffin, Rebecca Shuttlesworth, Garrett Pat Shuttlesworth,Benjamin Shuttlesworth, Kyler Davidson, Jaina Davidson & Chelsea Williams. Services were held Friday, Oct. 10 at ll:00 a.m. at the Dell Dale Ave. Baptist Church in Channelview. Pastor Bobby Powell officiated. She was laid to rest at 3:00 p.m. in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Colmesneil, under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home. Local arrangements by Riley Funeral Home, Woodville, Texas.

Gresilda A. "Cookie" Foreman
Gresilda A. "Cookie" Fireman, 52, of Warren, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 13th at 2:00 p.m. in the Stringer Griffin Funeral home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Colmesneil Cemetery. Officiating was Reverend Ginna Harrison. Visitation was held Sunday, October 12th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cookie was born September 1, 1951 to John W. & Lilly Mae Ancelet Cormier in Pt. Arthur, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Pt. Arthur and had lived in Warren for the past year. She is survived by her husband, Druse Foreman of Warren; sons, Michael Jean Sanders of Pt. Arthur, David Allen Sanders of Warren, Ronald Patrick Jackson of Gueyan, LA., and Clayton Shane Foreman of Nederland; daughter, Amanda Foreman Brown of Colmesneil; brothers, Tommy Neal of Stroudsbugh PA and Ronald Comier of LaBelle; sister, Deanie Delacerda of Colmesneil; and four grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Louise Peck Hooks
Funeral services or Louise Peck Hooks, 64, of Fred were held Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at 3 p.m. by Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. Mrs. Hooks died Oct. 11, 2003 at the Lumberton Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and a native of Fred. Survivors include sons, Terry Hooks of Wildwood and Nathan hooks of Silsbee; daughters Patricia Shavers of Silsbee and Tina Jackson of Woodville; brother, Reverend Jerry Peck and Dolphus Peck, both of Fred; sisters, Marie Wooden of Town Bluff and Madeline Jones of Warren; and six grandchildren. Arrangements R.S. Farmer Funeral Home of Silsbee.

Helen W. Morgan
Helen W. Morgan, 84, of Woodville passed away October 14, 2003 at the Dogwood Trails Manor Nursing Home. Services are under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Kirby L. Dean
Kirby L. Dean, 87, of Woodville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003 at Tyler County Hospital in Woodville. Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. in Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville. Officiating was Brother Don Huckeba. Visitation was held on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Kirby was born April 29, 1916 to Charles Hilliard and Nora Artiemae Davis Dean in Mt. Carmel (Tyler County). He was a former resident of Vidor and had lived in Woodville for the past 22 years. He was a retired carpenter out of the Sabine Area Carpenters Local. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ramona Dean of Woodville; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Frank Jolley of Houston and Carol and Virgil Calicott of Cypress; sister, Margie Taylor of Katy; grandchildren, James and Amy Jolley and Meredith and John Arendale; great grandchildren, Jack Jolley and Mary Kayetlin Arendale. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Hazel Lee Spies
Hazel Lee Spies, 86, of Woodville, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2003. Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville. Officiating was Reverend Ray Reed, pastor of the Woodville United Methodist Church. Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 3 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Hazel was born July 15, 1917 to Fairley Webster and Edna Earl Kendrick Lee in San Augustine. She was a former resident of Nacogdoches and had lived in Woodville for the past seven years. She was a retired 3rd and 4th grade teacher from Etoile ISD and was a member of the Woodville United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Helen Spies of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Eddie Obana of Woodville; brothers, Fred Lee of Laughlin, NV and Ray Lee of Gonzales; sisters, Frances Akin of San Augustine and Mildred Pitts of Nacogdoches; four grandchildren and one great grandson. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Gay Nell Hartwick
Gay Nell Hartwick, 66, of Woodville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003 at her home after an illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jim Smith, Jason Brock, Frank Murphy, Ray Durham, Roger Durham, and Rodney Barclay. Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Gay Nell was born July 29, 1937 to Marshall Thomas and Zelphia Gibbs White in Centerville, and had lived in Tyler County since 1945. She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, Buddy Scroggins on March 7, 1966 and Jiggs Hartwick on May 1, 2000 and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law; John Abb and Linda Scroggins of Huntington and Randy and Ann Hartwick of Beaumont; daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Joe Stafford and Mitzi and Terry Hensarling all of Woodville and Trena and Lynn Richards of Columbus, Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura and Raymond Durham of Groves, Joyce Applegate of Livingston, Thelma and Don Carr of Tyler, Ella and Robert Brock of Henderson and Della and Rex Davis of Colmesneil; ten grandchildren, Whitney Scroggins, Brandy Upshaw, Justin Hartwick, Amber Stafford, Cody Stafford, Jacob Stafford, Grant Hensarling, Brady Hensarling, Ali Richards and Richie Richards; and 1 great grandson, Kade Upshaw. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville.

Robert Edward "Bobby" Price
Warren--- Robert Edward "Bobby" Price, 77, passed away October 2, 2003 at his residence in Warren. Born July 31, 1926 in Port Arthur, to Charles S. and Annie M. Wynn Price, he lived in Tyler County for many years. He was retired from Temple-Eastex with 30 years of service. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy Imogene Smith Price; daughters, Tina Marie Johnson and husband, Danny of Warren and Paula Jean Swor and husband, Charles of Warren; son, Robert Samuel Price and wife, Shari of Vidor; sister, Annie M. Brady of Marshall; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Richard Bean officiating. Burial followed at Village Mills Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Kenny Price, Ronnie Price, Mike Brady, Charles Brady, Joe Duke, Joel Massingill, and Milton Winger. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

James E. "Monk" Grimes
Woodville-- James E. "Monk" Grimes, 83, joined the Lord on September 30, 2003 in the Dogwood Trails Manor in Woodville. Monk lived in Woodville most of his life with the exception of serving four years in the Army Air Corp. in World War II in England and Germany. He owned and operated Grimes Machine Shop in Woodville before health reasons made it necessary to retire and become a teacher. He taught 13 years as a Machine Shop teacher in Port Arthur, before retiring in 1984. Monk was a faithful member of the First Christian Church of Woodville where he was an Elder and teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge serving as a former Worshipful Master, and a member of the V. F. W. serving as a Past Commander, and a past board member of the Tyler County Hospital Board of Directors where he served as Vice President. In addition, he was a former member of the Woodville Rotary Club and Fire Department. With all of his accomplishments, he still had time to be a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Monk is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, DeWilda "Dee" Grimes of Woodville; his daughter, Lynette also of Woodville; three grandchildren, Tiphanie and husband, Allen Dubois of Coldspring, Karena Kirk of Houston, James "Jimmy" Kirk with the U. S. Navy stationed in Connecticut; three great grandchildren, Dylan, James, "Jay" and Kaylee Dubois; his brother John C. Grimes of Port Neches Groves; his son, Larry Anderson; His brother Harley P. Grimes preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Moore and Rev. J. R. Johnson officiating. A military service was presented by the V. F. W. Post #2033 at the funeral home. A Masonic graveside service was held at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville by Woodville Masonic Lodge #495. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Carl, Dave Bordelon, John R. Kenner, O. Z. Foxworth, Bobby Pentecost, Billy Tindale, Jack Risinger, Thomas Wright, Bobby Lord and Barney Tarver. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Sarah Louise Dickens Hughes
Midway-- Sarah Louise Dickens Hughes, 87, passed away October 6, 2003 at the Tyler County Hospital. Funeral services will be held Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Midway Community Church with Brother Robert Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home. Born July 14, 1916 in Shady Grove, to Elbert and Allie Swearingen Dickens, she lived in Polk County most of her life. She was a bookkeeper and a member of Midway Community Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar E. Hughes and brother, Esca Dickens, Leon Dickens and Jacob Dickens. She is survived by her sisters, Paralee Harper of Houston and Mardria Anderson and husband, Jim of Lindale; brothers, Raymond Dickens and wife, Mary of Beaumont and Titus Dickens and wife, Kathy of Hitchcock; sister-in-law, Mozelle Dickens; numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones. Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County. Corbin Lee Mann Corbin Lee Mann, infant son of Dalhia McDaniel and Hunter Mann, passed away October 1, 2003 at the Tyler County Hospital. A graveside service was held Friday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Mann Cemetery in Colmesneil with Brother Buddy McDaniel officiating. Corbin is survived by his parents, Dalhia McDaniel and Hunter Mann both of Colmesneil; grandparents, Jeff and Cheryl Mann of Colmesneil and Cindy Cogbill of Woodville; aunts, Eliz Cogbill of Woodville and Taylor Mann of Colmesneil; uncles, Alex Cogbill of Woodville and Jim Ed Mann of Colmesneil; great grandparents, Bud and Beth Cogbill, Buddy and Lou McDaniel all of Woodville, Tom and Mary Mann of Colmesneil and Wanda and S. A. Smith of Rockland; great, great grandparents, Leslie and Annie Dubose of Woodville; and numerous loved ones and friends. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Emma Kerby Sykes
Woodville-- Emma Kerby Sykes, 99, of Woodville, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2003 at Silsbee Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville. Officiating was Dr. James R. Fuller. Serving as pallbearers were Cecil R. Glass, Zachary Glass, Alexander Glass, Richard Sykes and Wayne Beshears. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Emma was born December 13, 1903 to Sam and Mary Beshears Kerby in Delta County. She was a former resident of Houston and had lived in Woodville for the past 20 years. She was a retired manager from Sakowitz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Sykes and grandson, Terry Earl Smith. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard E. and Maria Barbara Sykes of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Ormand Jane and Dr. John T. Smith of Beaumont; five grandchildren, Cynthia Louise Gonzales and husband Tomas, Andrea Glass and husband Scooter, Sharon Gabriel, Michelle Denise Wagman and husband Andy and Richard E. Sykes, II and wife Melissa; and nine great grandchildren, Miranda Gonzales, Emily Wagman, Alex Wagman, Grant Wagman, Katherine Wagman, Connor Gabriel, McKenna Gabriel, Zachary Glass and Alexander Glass. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 2030 N. Loop W., Houston, Texas 77018. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Inez Redmon
Hillister-- Inez Redmon, 72, of Hillister, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at Dogwood Trails Manor Nursing Home in Woodville. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Warren Cemetery. Officiating was Brother Kenneth Cauthen and Brother Milton Powers. Serving as pallbearers were Clifton Clowers, Bob Austin, Fletcher McCullom, Wesley McCullom, Samuel Smith, Michael Smith, Lynn Shane, Jr., and Milton Powers. Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 3 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Inez was born April 7, 1931 to Oscar and Irene Price Clowers in Crockett. She was a lifelong resident of Tyler County and was retired from Keller Industries. She was a member of Hillister Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and B. A. Smith and Glenda and Lynn Shane all of Hillister; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rudy and Barbara Nell Clowers of Warren, Charles Clowers of Kountze and Brenda Clowers Gore of Silsbee; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Ann and Lester Gross of Houma, LA., Catherine Redmon of Ivanhoe, Patricia and Charles Haynes of Colmesneil and Bettye and Thomas Thibodeaux of Pt. Allen, LA; eight grandchildren, Tina Turner, Gina Clark, Amy McCoy, Melissa Davis, Lynette Gehrts, Milton Powers and Joe Pete Shane; and sixteen great grandchildren, Ashley Turner, Blake Turner, Cody Kayser, Coby Kayser, Ashley Kayser, Joshua Watts, Brittany Clark, Tyler Clark, Karmin Clark, Kara Clark, Jessica McCoy, Tyler McCoy, Teddy Davis, Alex Gehrts, Corey Gehrts and Kaleb Powers. Memorials may be made to Rocky Springs Baptist Church, Rt. 4 Box 2676, Colmesneil, Texas 75938. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Charles Richard Hamm, Jr.
Town Bluff-- Funeral services for Charles Richard Hamm, Jr., 74, was held Monday, September 29, 2003, at 10 a.m. with Brother Doyle Butcher officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Hamm passed away Sept. 26, at the Tyler County Hospital. Born Sept. 1, 1929 in Beaumont, to Charles R. and Arie Brown Hamm, Sr., he lived in Town Bluff all of his life. He was retired from Sabine Towing and Transport. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He is survived by his daughter, Molly Crozier and husband, Bill of Town Bluff; a son, Tony Hamm and wife Beth of Town Bluff; grandchildren, Anna, Anthony, Derek, and Pamela; two sisters, Mary Lee Howard and Darlene Johnson both of Beaumont. Serving as pallbearers were Urban Ray Hamm, Chuck Howard, Chris Stephenson, David Hamm, Billy Minton, and John Charles Johnson. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Kirby L. Dean
Kirby L. Dean, 87, of Woodville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003 at Tyler County Hospital in Woodville. Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. in Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville. Officiating was Brother Don Huckeba. Visitation was held on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Kirby was born April 29, 1916 to Charles Hilliard and Nora Artiemae Davis Dean in Mt. Carmel (Tyler County). He was a former resident of Vidor and had lived in Woodville for the past 22 years. He was a retired carpenter out of the Sabine Area Carpenters Local. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ramons Dean of Woodville; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Frank Jolley of Houston and Carol and Virgil Calicott of Cypress; sister, Margie Taylor of Katy; grandchildren, James and Amy Jolly and Meriedith and John Arendale; great grandchildren, Jack Jolley and Mary Kayetlin Arendale. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Richard Toby Rico
Colmesneil-- A graveside service for Richard Toby Rico, 22, was held Friday, Sept. 26, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Colmesneil City Cemetery with Joseph and Dorothy Scott officiating. Richard Toby Rico passed away Sept. 23, at his residence. Born Dec. 3, 1980 in Dallas, to Richard Albert Rico and Johnnie M. Thornton, he lived in Colmesneil for many years. He worked at Wal-mart. He is survived by his mother, Johnnie M. Thornton of Colmesneil; sister, Joanna M. Rico of Houston; grandparents, Robert and Joanna Thornton of Colmesneil; aunt, Donna McGrew of Pearland; uncle, Micheal McGrew of Pearland; cousins, Kyle Laundmendier and Loke McGrew both of Pearland; sister, Rene Nelms and husband, Kevin of Dobbin; niece, Neita Nelms of Dobbin; nephew, J. T. Voght of Dobbin; daddy, James L. Youngblood of Colmesneil. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Joseph Monroe Mitcham
Rockland-- Funeral service for Joseph Monroe Mitcham, 59, was held Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at Rockland Baptist Church with Brother Fred Yount officiating. Burial followed at Rockland City Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday evening at the church. Mr. Mitcham passed away Sept. 23, at his residence. Born Dec. 25, 1943 in Tyler County to Willey H. and Lou Bessie Williams Mitcham. He lived in Tyler County all of his life. He was a truck driver and a member of the Rockland Baptist Church. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran. He is survived by his daughter, Tamantha "Tammy" Mitcham of Jasper; sisters, June Mitchell of Kountze, Zula "Sue" Bassett of Snyder, NE., Becky Gilchriest of Lumberton; brothers, John C. Mitcham of Rockland, Wiley A. "Billy" Mitcham of Sallisaw, OK. and Wesley Mitcham of Lumberton; grandchildren, Chrystilia Maree Turner and Alexander Galane Turner both of Jasper. Serving as pallbearers were Kenny Mitcham, Robert Mitcham, Michael Mitcham, Scott Mitchell, Billy Mitchell, and David Gilchriest. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Alline Gibson Carr
Baytown-- Alline Gibson Carr, 77, of Baytown, went to be with her Lord Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003 at her residence. Visitation was held Sept. 29 at 6 - 8 p.m. at Navarre Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Navarre Funeral Home followed by graveside services held in Livingston, at Midway Cemetery that afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Reverend Roy Cloudt will conduct the service. Alline was born in Livingston, to parents Molton and Callie Treadway Gibson on Sept. 6, 1926. After graduating from Big Sandy she moved to Baytown and met her husband, Henry F. Carr. They owned and operated Carr's City Tire Service and Carr's Trailer Park 30 years before retiring. She enjoyed spending time at their home on Lake Livingston and hunting on their land in Polk County. Her joy in life was her loving family. Alline is preceded in death by her husband Henry Carr, her parents, sister, Ervie David, brothers, M. L. Kail, Tarzen, George and Kenneth. She is survived by two sons, Keith Lynn Carr and wife Wrenie of Baytown, Kippy Dale Carr and wife Ann Marie of Pagosa Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Kody, Kelsey, and Hank all of Baytown; step-grandchildren, Austin and Whitney Jackson of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Nicholas Burris of Gibson and wife Janie of Livingston; sisters, Mary Parrish of Highlands and Sue Schmadl and husband, Earl of Baytown and many relatives. Special thanks to her caregiver, Esther Frazier. Pallbearers were Bud Gibson, Kail Gibson, Curtis Parrish, Joey David, Bill Horton, and Mackie Gibson. Services were under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home-2444 Rollingbrook Dr. Baytown, Tx. Local arrangements by Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Rev. Clayton Hilliard McMillan
Warren-- Funeral service for Rev. Clayton Hilliard McMillan, 77, was held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Billy Bracken and Brother Alton Harwell officiating. Burial followed at Holly Grove Cemetery in Polk County. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home. Mr. McMillan passed away Sept. 23, at his residence. Born August 24, 1926 in Polk County to Troy E. and Esther Richardson McMillan, he lived in Oregon before moving to Warren thirteen years ago. He was a retired Pastor who lovingly served many congregations. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Ruth McMillan of Warren; daughter, Hope Jessel and husband, Jeff of Oregon; son, David McMillan of Oregon; step children, Jerry Glenn and wife, Francine of Las Vegas, Hilda Maass and husband, Keith of Tomball, Ronald Glenn and wife, Kathy of Warren, Gordy Glenn and wife, JoAnn of Missouri and Kyle Hill of Livingston; brothers, Melvin McMillan and wife, Jennie of Indiana and Frank McMillan and wife, Zelma of Houston; sister, Leah Pace and husband, Myers of Chester; aunts and uncles, Agnes McMillan, Edna McMillan, Billy Wilkinson and wife Juanita; twenty-one grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Felix J. "Sonny" Dumesnil, Jr.
Felix J. "Sonny" Dumesnil, Jr., 75, of Doucette, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2003, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 20 at 7 p.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville. Graveside services were held on Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Groves under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville. Officiating was Father Egidio Vecchio. Serving as pallbearers were Ricky Dumesnil, Jr., Gralin Dumesnil, Jr., Dustin Foxworth, Brad Blanchet, William Duvall, and Matthew Davidson. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Foxworth, Carroll Dora and Robert Griffin. Visitation was held on Saturday, September 20 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Sonny was born August 11, 1928 to Felix John, Sr. and Yola Mae Judice Dumesnil in Port Arthur. He had lived in Doucette for the past 30 years. He was retired from the City of Port Arthur from the Maintenance Department and had worked for the City of Groves for a number of years. He had also worked at the White Sands Missile Base in New Mexico. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was a Korean War veteran. He was preceded in death by his son Gralin "Grady" Dumesnil. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Dumesnil of Doucette; sons, Dewayne Dumesnil of  Orange and Ricky Dumesnil, Sr. of Doucette; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Keith Foxworth of Mauriceville; daughter-in-law, Pat Milam Dumesnil of Woodville; sister, Theda Mora of Port Arthur; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville.

Winford Monroe Massey
Winford Monroe Massey, 80, of Indian Springs passed away September 17, 2003 at his residence. Funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with Brother Lindle Mitchell officiating. Burial followed at Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home. Born May 12, 1923 in Camden, to Marvin M. and Josie R. Broom Massey, he lived in Harris County most of his life before moving back to Polk County. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Armco Steel. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He is survived by his children, Charlotte A. Roberts and husband, Bill of Bastrop, Winford M. Massey, Jr. and wife, Jackie of Houston, Tommy L. Massey of Livingston, Linda Blanchard and husband, Billy of Galena Park, and Loretta S. Spivey and husband, Craig of Channelview; sister, Hazel Rumby of Indian Springs; brothers, Leroy Massey of Indian Springs, Junior Massey of San Antonio, Ottis Massey of Indian Springs and Doyle Massey of Paige; fifteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Chip Van, Tommy Massey, Jr., Josh Blanchard, Brant Blanchard, Randy Massey and Craig Spivey. Memorials may be made to Livingston Church of Christ or Shady Grove Cemetery Fund Rt. 1 Box 380, Woodville, Texas 75979. Services were under direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Elizabeth Mae Walker
Cushing - Funeral services for Elizabeth Mae Walker, 87, of Jasper will be Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Dickie Allen Funeral Home Chapel in Cushing with Rev. Ed Williamson officiating. Burial will be in the Nat Cemetery near Cushing. Mrs. Walker died Monday in Jasper. She was born August 8, 1916 near Commanche, to Rufus S. and Addie Choate Clark. She lived for many years in the Rockland Community near Woodville. She was a homemaker and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by husband, Truman Walker, sister, Noveline Caldwell, and brother Rufus Clark. Survivors include; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Alton Hill of Conroe; son and son and daughter-in-law, John and Martha Walker of Rockland; grandson, Charles Byars of Houston; two great grandchildren, Cody Byars of Houston and Brittany Chimene of Rockland. Pallbearers; family members and friends will serve. The family will receive visitors from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dickie Allen Funeral Home in Cushing.

Odene Gardner Gibson
Warren - Funeral service for Odene Gibson, 91, were held Sept. 21, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mack Standley officiating. Burial followed at Gardner Cemetery in Warren. She passed away Sept. 19, at Woodville Convalescent Center. Born June 28, 1912 in Hicksbaugh to William Henry Gardner and Ida Gertrude Tucker, she was a lifelong resident of Warren and she was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, Wayne Best and wife, Dana of Warren; step son, Thomas Gibson of Warren; two granddaughters Kim Baumgartner of Warren and Kelly Lott of Zavalla; two step grandchildren, Randy Gibson of Warren and Kathy Cherry of Houston; numerous great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mel Baumgartner, Rodney Lott, Randy Gibson, Jerry Tolar, D. B. Dean and Jerald Adams. Memorial may be made to Gardner Cemetery or charity of your choice. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Sherwood Eugene Coplen
Sherwood Eugene Coplen, 70, of Doucette passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2003 at his residence. Graveside services were held Monday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. in the Campground Cemetery near Woodville under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville. Officiating was Brother James Stephens. Serving as pallbearers were Bill Courtney, Barney Courtney, Tommy Courtney, Jeff Wilson, Sammy Coplen, Michael Keiffer and Trey Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Cason, Jonathan Barnes, Travis Coplen, Christian Coplen and Tanner Coplen. Visitation was held on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4 p.m. until Monday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. at his residence. Mr. Coplen was born March 9, 1933 to Barney Elzie Coplen and Minnie Levie Jordan in Van Zandt County. He was a self-employed carpenter and designed and built furniture. He served in the U. S. Army and the Marines and had lived in this area most of his life. Sherwood was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Youna Louise Coplen. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Cindy Coplen of Lumberton; daughters and son-in-law, Sherilyn and Leo "Bo" Courtney of Doucette, Cindy Dupre of Doucette, Lela Hernandez of Benton, LA., Sarah and Doug Fowler of Benton, LA., Debbie and Charles Ray Barnes of Chester; brothers, Cleo Coplen of Woodville, Billy Jack Coplen of Silsbee, Troy Coplen of Doucette and Bobby Joe Coplen of Thernopolis, Wyoming; sisters, Delores Cox of Lufkin and Helen Mott of Spurger; sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Lakes Area Hospice, P. O. Box 2086, Jasper, Texas 75951. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Alice Eloise Chase
Alice Eloise Chase, 91, of Lumberton, formerly of Woodville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003 in Lumberton. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Woodville. Officiating was Reverend Terry Wright and Dr. Raymond A. Parker. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Chase, Mark Chase, Jarod Jones, Jason Jones, Kenneth McDaniel and Kevin McDaniel. Honorary pallbearer was Jeremy Moore. Visitation was held on Friday, Sept. 19 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Ben and Bonnie Chase of Vidor and Fred and Neva Chase of Shreveport, LA.; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and James McDaniel of Katy; sisters, Daisy Lee Roberts of Lecompte, LA. And Gladys Brown of Pt. Allen, LA.; six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Mary K. Belt
Mary K. Belt, 85, of Colmesneil, passed away on Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Colmesneil Cemetery. Officiating was Brother Tom Owen and Brother Johnny Anderson. Serving as pallbearers were Darrell Ray Belt, Lance D. Belt, Melton Bertrand, Pete Flowers, Derrick Belt and Ronald Hearne.  Honorary pallbearers were Mike Godwin and Donald Woodrow Belt, Jr. Visitation was held on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mary K. was a former resident of Beaumont and Kountze and a longtime resident of Colmesneil. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Joyce Belt of Kountze, Joe H. and Dottie Belt of Colmesneil and John N. and Della Belt of Palou Island; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Clayton McMillan
Clayton McMillan, 77, of Warren passed away September, 23, 2003, at his residence. Services are pending at Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. Services under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Hester Jane Fielder
Beaumont-- Hester Jane Fielder, 78, of Beaumont passed away Thursday, September 11, 2003 in Lumberton. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 13 at 10 a.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Officiating was Brother Delbert Lamb and was assisted by three of her grandchildren, Melissa Reid Dalton, Ashley Fielder and Jody Fielder. Serving as pallbearers were John Thomas "Jody" Fielder, Brett Fielder, Jason Fielder, Brandon Fielder, David Calhoun, Cleve Calhoun, Jerry Calhoun, Will Conner and Andrew Reid. Visitation was held on Friday, September 12 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Hester was born March 26, 1925 to John Files and Lee Anna Lowe Sanders in Orangefield and was raised in Woodville. She had been a longtime resident of Beaumont and was retired from Baptist Hospital in Central Supply. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John Thomas and Katy Fielder of Sour Lake, Ricky Fielder of Woodville, Michael Fielder of Beaumont and Peter and Anna Fielder of Lumberton; daughters and sons-in-law, Genia and Gene Calhoun of Hemphill, Ginger and Demp Conner of Lumberton and Linda and Billy Frank Reid of Woodville; brother, Pete Sanders of Buna; 18 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Willard Dabbs Story
Woodville-- Willard Dabbs Story, 93, of Woodville, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at her home. Funeral services were held Friday, September 12 at 10 a.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Chapel in Woodville. Officiating was Dr. Dwayne Freese. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 13 at 2 p.m. in the SouthPark Cemetery, officiated by Dr. Randy Hatchett in Pearland, under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville. Visitation was held on Thursday, September 11 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Story was born August 12, 1910 to Mark Anthony and Eddie Lanona Ingram Dabbs in Collins, Mississippi. She was a former longtime resident of Houston where she had taught piano. She had lived in Woodville for the past 31 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she had served as a G. A. Leader, Sunday School Teacher and was the original and longtime pianist of the Melody Maker Choir. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Story McCreary of Houston; grandchildren, Kathleen M. West and husband, Rob, Kyle W. McCreary and wife, Tiffany and Susan McCreary; two great grandchildren, Caitlyn McCreary and Ryan McCreary. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 205 W. Wheat, Woodville, Texas 75979, Parkinson Foundation, 1501 North West 9th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136 or the American Cancer Society, 105 N. Pecan, Woodville, Texas 75979. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Larry G. Hughes
Smithville-- Larry G. Hughes, 51, of Smithville, died September 5, 2003 as result of an automobile accident. He was born July 29, 1952 in Liberty, to Joe Hughes and Pearl (Evans) Hughes. He was a heavy equipment mechanic dealing with construction machinery. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 7, at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop with burial following in Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville. Survivors include his wife, Frances Hughes of Smithville; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and John Hogan of Houston; brothers, Harry Hughes of Colmesneil and Ronnie Hughes of Woodville; a sister, Pat Briggs of Cedar Creek; and a grandson, Eian Hogan of Houston.

Rex Evitts
Warren-- Rex Evitts, 81, of Warren, passed away Sept. 13, 2003 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Rex was a veteran of WW II. He also worked many years in the oil fields traveling Texas and Louisiana. In the 60's, he owned and operated gas and grocery stores in Warren for many years. Forced to retired for medical reasons, he and his wife moved to Silsbee, where they lived for 23 years. The last 3 years he made his home in Warren. Rex was a native of Hugo, OK. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Moses of Hugo, Ok. Survivors include Selma (Tommie) Evitts wife of 52 years; son, L. Rex Evitts and wife Lenora of Aiken, SC; daughters, Tommie Jean Forsyth and husband T. C. of Warren, Jean Taylor of Silsbee; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother, Robert Moses and wife Mary of Conroe; sisters, Helen Norwood of CA., Della Smith of Boswell, OK, Monica Moffett and husband Eldon of Roth, OK; a host of nieces and nephews; inherited daughter Nina King and inherited sons, Rodger and Danny Collins all of Conroe. Mr. Evitts donated his body to science.

William Leon Miller
Funeral service for William Leon Miller, 83, was held Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 2 pm at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Casie Love officiating. Burial followed at Justice Cemetery in Warren, Tx. Visitation was held Monday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Miller passed away September 14, 2003 at the Tyler County Hospital. Born July 13, 1920 in San Augustine, Tx, to James H. and Annie Mae Bobbitt Miller, he lived in Tyler County for many years. He was retired from the timber industry and a World War II Navy Veteran. He is survived by his stepdaughter, LaMerle Seymour of Lumberton; stepson, Douglas Goings of Warren; step grandchildren, Tina Caldwell of Layton, Ut and Clyde Seymour, Jr. of Lumberton; three nieces and five nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Gregory Miller, Craig Miller, Glenn Miller, William Miller, Kris Miller and Kevin Miller. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County. Allen W. Fortenberry Allen W. Fortenberry, 83, of Woodville, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2003 at Dogwood Trails Manor Nursing Home in Woodville. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 17th at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Woodville with burial in Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville. Officiating is Dr. Dwayne Freese, pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodville, assisted by Dr. Raymond A. Parker. Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 16th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Allen was born July 17, 1920 to Marlin Wayne & Vennie Ruth Freeman Forten-berry in Bethany Community (Tyler Co.) He was a longtime resident of Tyler County and was a retired sales agent with Southwestern Life Insurance Company with over 40 years of service. He was a WW II U.S. Army veteran, former member of Northend Baptist Church of Beaumont and a member of First Baptist Church of Woodville. He was a 50 year member of Yellow Pine Lodge #679 in Colmesneil. He is survived by his wife, LaWilda "Bill" Fortenberry of Woodville; daughter, Phyllis Beaumont of Beaumont; stepson, Philip M. Bailey of Arlington; grandchildren, Jennifer Condon & husband Gerald of Beaumont, Paul Beaumont & wife Shelley of Tyler and Stephen Beaumont of Lufkin; step-grandson, Jay Morris Bailey & wife Robin of Dallas; great grandchildren, Molly Grace Condon and Jacob Andrew Beaumont, step-great grandchildren, Luke Morris Bailey and Lauren Rose Bailey. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 205 W. Wheat, Woodville, Texas 75979. Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Cloy Ovelt Williams, Sr.
Cloy Ovelt Williams, Sr., 92, of Woodville, passed away September 4, 2003 at Woodville Convalescent Center. A native of Richland, he was a longtime resident of Edinburg, before moving to the East Texas area 5 years ago. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 6, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Jasper with burial following at North Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Forest Oaks Funeral Home in Jasper. Visitation was held on Saturday, September 6, from 8 a.m. until service time at the church. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Arlena Williams of Woodville; son, Cloy Williams, Jr. and wife Jan of Jasper; along with 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Forest Oaks Funeral Home of Jasper.

James Cecil Wade
Graveside services for James Cecil Wade, 72, of Lufkin, was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2003 in the Gann Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Ballard officiating. Mr. Wade was born on October 13, 1930 in Polk County, to Dovie Estelle (Walters) and James Avery Wade and died on Wednesday, September 3, in a local hospital. He resided in Lufkin since 1964 and formerly resided in Camden. He was employed with Cintas Uniform Company for 25 years as a Route Salesman. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Margarette Wade of Lufkin; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Don Williams of Woodville, Linda and Donald Hickman of Cleveland, Sharon and Charles Odom of Houston; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Maryjo Wade of Dolan, Paul and Mary Ann Wade of Woodville; step-son and wife, Robert and Donna Harris of Buna; step-daughter, Debra Harris of Houston; step-daughter and husband, Linda and Billy McGuire of Lufkin; 25 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; sisters, Vallie Smith of Anahuac, Nellie Clamon of Livingston; sister and brother-in-law, Estelle and Henry Boggs of Corrigan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Benny and Beverly Wade of Livingston, Wayne and Carolyn Wade of Euvula, Ok. Mr. Wade was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Estelle Wade and son, Cleo Bane. The family received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evening at Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home in Lufkin. Memorials may be made to Keltys Baptist Church Building Fund, 2402 N. John Redditt Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

Theodore F. Ogrodowicz
Woodville-- Theodore F. Ogrodowicz, 77, of Woodville passed away Thursday, September 4, 2003 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 7 at 3 p.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Woodville. Officiating was Brother Clark Mahoney and serving as pallbearers were Michael Ogrodowicz, James Ogrodowicz, Jr., Steven Ogrodowicz, Daniel Ogrodowicz, Charles Lilley, Henry Rebbe and Johnny Walker. Visitation was held on Saturday, September 6 from 8 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home and Sunday, September 7 from 8 a.m. til service. Theodore was born November 9, 1925 in Brenham. He had lived in Hillister 23 years coming from Houston where he was retired from Brown & Root as a pipe fitter/welder. He was a U. S. Army WWII veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laverna Ogrodowicz on June 19, 2000. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Kathy Ogrodowicz of Sugarland and James and Chris Ogrodowicz of Woodville; daughter and son-in-law, Joann and Don Ray of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; brother, Edmond Ogrodowicz of Brenham; sisters, Annie Tarnowski of Cypress, Mary Pulpan of Waller and Stephanie Susen of Houston; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Matthew "Matt" and Jacob "Jake" Gunter
Beaumont-- Matthew "Matt" Gunter, 19, and Jacob "Jake" Gunter, 17, lifelong residents of Beaumont died Sunday, September 7, 2003. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, at Calvary Baptist Church followed by burial in Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Broussard's 1605 N. Major Drive, Beaumont. A gathering of family and friends was held from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, September 9 at the mortuary. Survivors include their parents, R. J. "Jeff" and Barbara Gunter of Beaumont; grandparents, James R. and Carolyn Bell Gunter of Town Bluff and Barbara Doyle of Beaumont; aunts, Kai Whitmire and husband Crockett of Lumberton, Kathy Kennedy of Austin, and Cheryl Collins and her husband Bob of Buffalo Gap; and numerous cousins. Grandfather, Marshall F. Doyle preceded Matt and Jake in death. Broussard's-Beaumont; 1605 N. Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713.

Cathleen Bradberry Friedl
Hemphill-- Funeral service for Cathleen Bradberry Friedl, 82, will be held Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Randal Pike officiating. Burial will follow at Allison Cemetery in Warren. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of the service. Mrs. Friedl passed away September 6, in Houston. Mrs. Friedl was born May 22, 1921 to John and Lillian Allison Bradberry. She was a native of Tyler County and lived in Southeast Texas all of her life. She was a Real Estate Broker for over 40 years and taught business school for Woodville and Warren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Friedl. She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Martin, Billie Coon, Diane Hoersting and Laura Randall; grandchildren, Susie Curtice, Amberlie, Brett, and Brittany Hoersting and a great grandchild, Chloe Lopez. Serving as pallbearers will be Charles Martin, Robert Randall, Al Lavigne, Bobby Phillips, Steve Hoersting and Brett Hoersting. Services are under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Merton "Phil" Vernon Phillips
Woodville-- Funeral service for Merton "Phil" Vernon Phillips, 75, was held Monday, September 8, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jeff Lowe officiating. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland. Visitation was held Sunday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Phillips passed away September 3, at his residence. Born August 24, 1928 to Raymond and Viola Stanley Phillips in Port Arthur, he lived in Woodville for twenty years. He was a retired operator with Gulf Oil in Port Arthur with 35 years of service. He was a World War II Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Iris Hamilton Phillips; daughters, Sheila Barrow of Port Arthur and Michelle Jones of Mauriceville; sons, Keith Phillips of Lake Charles, LA. and Paul Phillips of Hutto; grandchildren, Brad Barrow, Melissa Barrow, Joshua Phillips, Todd Jones, Aaron Jones, John Phillips, Josiah Jones; great grandchildren, Devon Barrow, Alec Phillips, and Taralyn Barrow; step daughters, Midge Jackson and Nora Aden. Serving as pallbearers were Josh Phillips, Darwin Jones, John Phillips, Aaron Jones, Todd Jones and Josiah Jones. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Gale Richard "Joe" Johannessen
Town Bluff-- Gale Richard "Joe" Johannessen, 78, passed at his home in Town Bluff with his wife, Mary and daughter, Paula, in attendance on September 3, 2003. He had been ill for several years. Born June 6, 1925 in Grand River, Iowa to Danish parents, Laurence and Ethel Johannessen, he lived in Woodville for several years. He was a World War II Navy veteran and received six campaigning metals, two bronze metals and one silver star. When he met his wife he was Chief Counselor and Lecturer for Governor Harold Hodges' Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center. After the marriage to his wife in 1985, he returned to his love of investment banking and was V. P. of M. G. S. I. Securities and Morgan Stanley until he retired in 1996 and moved to Woodville where his wife has lived since 1969. He was preceded in death by a brother, Anton Johannessen of Des Moines, Iowa and a great granddaughter, Chayia Allison Jurecek of Spurger. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Mary Lou Johannessen; daughters, Crystal Kay "Christy" Owens and husband, Robert of Hillister, Cynthia Jean "Cindy" Mentzel and husband, Matt of Warren, Paula Davis of Town Bluff, Phyllis Lou Kirkland and husband, Woody of Diboll, Jan and Marie Johannessen of Dallas, Mary Gail McCarthy and husband, Kevin of Lufkin; brother, Donald Johnson and wife, Imogene of Casper, WY.; sisters, Donna Weeter and husband, Beep of Des Moines, IA. and Hazel Tarr and husband, Jack of Scottsville, AZ.; fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Joe was a beloved husband and father. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and was a quiet man who brought love and respect to those he met. He will be missed by everyone who knew him and loved him. God rest his soul. Condolences may be sent to: P. O. Box 950-1233, Woodville, Texas 75979-0950. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

James Donald "Don" Elveston
James Donald "Don" Elveston, 61, died at 10:23 a.m. Sunday, September 7, 2003, at St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles. He was a lifelong resident of Dequincy; an Air Force veteran; member of New Hope Baptist Church; served as Little League Baseball President; served as a Pee Wee Football Coach; member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Davie Ann Flower Elveston of Dequincy; two sons, John Michael Elveston of Dequincy and James Keith Elveston of Houston; daughter-in-law, Deanette Franks Elveston of Dequincy; brother, Ronald Glenn Elveston of Benbrook; grandson, Donald Cade Elveston of Dequincy. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, at The Chapel of Snider Funeral Home of Dequincy. The Rev. Carl W. Lane will officiate and the Eulogy will be given by Ray Franks. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery in Warren, under the direction of Snider Funeral Home of Dequincy. Visitation is on Tuesday, September 9, after 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Wednesday 10, after 8 a.m. until service time.

Vera Mae Bradley
Chester-- Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Mae Bradley, age 72, of Chester, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Hails Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 -9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Bradley died Monday, September 8, 2003. Born November 6, 1930 in Angelina County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Bertha Welch. Survivors include: Aubry Bradley, her beloved husband of 54 years; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Kent Barnes of Chester, daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Mark Davison of Chester; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Linda Bradley of Chester; grandchildren, Tara and Kevin Burman of Livingston, Travis and Sheryl Barnes of Bowie, Jeremiah and Erin Barnes of Livingston, Kimberly and Jason Riddle of Colita, Lance Corporal Beau Soefje of Chester, Ashley Davison of Chester and Bradley Davison of Chester; great grandchildren, Blake Burman, Kade Burman, Dane Barnes, Aubrey Lynn Barnes and Kason Riddle; brothers, Troy Welch and wife, Murl Dean of Camp Ruby, Rudy Welch and wife, Nelda of Webster. She was preceded in death by her brother Rubin Welch. Pallbearers will be Kevin Burman, Travis Barnes, Jeremiah Barnes, Beau Soefje, Bradley Davison, and Scott Polino. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camp-Ta-Ku-La or Chester ISD. Services are under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Clyde Edmond Gillespie
Graveside services for Clyde Gillespie, 90, of Austin were held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 1, 2003 at Camp Ground Cemetery near Woodville under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. Officiating the graveside rites was Brother Teddy M. Minyard. Clyde was born February 26, 1913 at his parents home in Doucette. He was the forth of eight children that his parents Robert M. and Ida Gillespie were blessed with. Clyde has lived a full life and touched many people in his 90 years on this earth. In his immediate family, he is survived only by his younger sister Marie, who is unfortunately in ill-health at this time. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Ray. Survivors include his two daughters, Rose Marie and husband William M. Sherman; and Betty Ann and husband Richard Barton; one sister, Marie; seven grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. Clyde stayed on in Odessa even after many years of service with Mobil and setup his own company called "Petcon" through which he acted as a private consultant for several major companies. Finally, after a little more than 52 years in the oilfield, he retired. As a young man, Clyde rode a horse to and from school in Woodville. He even played football at Woodville High School. Clyde was a very generous and ambitious man and overcame obstacles that would have stopped a lesser man in his tracks. Many family members and friends surviving him attended his service to commutate his life. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Anita Glasgow Flint
Memorial service will be held for Anita Glasgow, 73, will be held September 3, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Noonday United Methodist Church with Rev. Rhett Ansley officiating, under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. September 3, at Seaman Cemetery in Chester, under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. She passed away August 29, in Tyler. She was born January 25, 1930 in Chester, to Arley and Marie Lawrence Powell. She was retired librarian for the Deer Park School System and was a member of Noonday United Methodist Church. She lived in Flint since 1995. Preceded in death by her parents; son, Douglas W. Courtney and Brother, Glenn Powell. Survivors include her husband, James P. Glasgow of Flint; son, James Courtney of Tomball; daughters, Donna Zacharias of Richardson and Catherine McMayon of Pearland; sisters, Barbara Davis of Houston and LaVerne Mahafey of Porter; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Memorials may be made to Noonday United Methodist Church 17320 Hwy. 155 South, Tyler, Texas 75762. Local arrangements by Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Lawrence C. Watts Chester
Lawrence C. Watts, 92, of Chester, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2003 at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville. Funeral services were held Friday, August 29 at 3 p.m. in the Enon Baptist Church in Chester with burial in Seamans Cemetery in Chester. Officiating was Brother Larry Trest. Serving as pallbearers were Terry Watts, Steve Watts, Paul Watts, Rick Novack, Glen Bradley, and Phillip Harold Engstrom. Honorary pallbearer was Paul Neal. Visitation was held on Thursday, August 28 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Lawrence was born October 15, 1910 to Amos and Eudora Adaline Jourdan Watts in Chester. He was a lifelong resident of Tyler County and was a retired supervisor with Mobil Oil Refinery and a member of Enon Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Powell Watts and grandson, Ronald D. Watts, Jr. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald D. and Sylvia Watts and Robert L. and JennaCoy Watts all of Chester; daughter, Saundra Watts Kattawar of Jasper; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Enon Baptist Church. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Curtis Hensarling Doucette
Curtis Hensarling, 74, of Doucette passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2003 at his residence. Graveside services were held on Thursday, August 28 at 10 a.m. in the Minters Chapel Cemetery in Grapevine. Officiating was Reverend Cabel Roberts. Visitation was held Tuesday, August 26 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Curtis was born April 10, 1929 to Jesse James and Emma Brazelle Hensarling in Newblox. He was a former resident of Houston and a longtime resident of Tyler County. He had worked in manufacturing for Goodyear Tire in Houston. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Hensarling in 1992. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Mary Hensarling of Haltom City and Gene and Melody Hensarling of Keller; daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Albert Strittmatter of Haltom City; sister, Burleene Boehnemann of Rosenberg and twelve grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Hattie Maxine Hinson
79, of Spurger passed away August 19, 2003 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Funeral services were August 21, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fred. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert L. Hinson; 3 sons, Fred Hinson of Alvin, Randy Hinson of Mt. Belview, Tim Hinson of Pasadena; 1 daughter, Jackie Skinner of Colmesneil.


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