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Robert "Bob" Grissom Kilgore
Woodville-- Robert "Bob" Grissom Kilgore, 75, of Woodville passed away Nov. 7, 2003 at his residence in Woodville. Born April 19, 1929 in Pottowatonail, OK. to Robert Lee and Mable Grissom Kilgore. He lived in Tyler County for many years. He was a master carpenter and a World War II Marine Veteran. Mr. Kilgore is survived by his sons, Michael Kilgore, Keith H. Kilgore and Robert Earl Kilgore; sisters, Betty Elfinger and Nancy Kilgore; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Mr. Kilgore donated is body to science. Arrangements were handled by Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Exier "Vickie" Daniels
Athens-- Exier "Vickie" Daniels, 87, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003 at her home. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Chester. Officiating was Brother John Spanhanks. Serving as pallbearers were Butch Bammert, T. C. Smith, Curtis Robertson, Glen Cooper, Richard "Kooter" Shaw, and Raymond Shaw. Honorary pallbearer was John Kaler. Visitation was held Friday, Nov. 14 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Exier was born May 10, 1916 to Carter and Mattie DeWitt Riley in Nacogdoches. She was a former longtime resident of Woodville and had lived in Athens for the past few years. She retired from Jarrotts Pharmacy with twenty-seven years of faithful service to the public. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Lee and Roger Shock and Patti and Thomas Smith all of Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Leon and Brenda Robertson of Corpus Christi; step daughter, Rutha Hartwick of Beaumont; sisters, Louise Perkins of Mobile, AL, Nadine Roberts and Joy Palmer both of Woodville; seven grandchildren, one step grandchild, twelve great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Daisy Mae Hart
Daisy Mae Hart, 80, passed away Oct. 27, 2003 in Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Jefferson. Formerly of Holiday Pines and Woodville Convalescent of Woodville. She is survived by a son: Howard T. Love of Sedila, Mo.; 3 daughters, Bessie and Junior Dupree of Woodville, Beverly Byrd Gregson of Ore City, and Tammy Aviles of Marshall; 2 sisters, Bonnie Hendrick of Big Lake and Wanda Camp of Trees, LA.; 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Love and two brothers, Leonard Ray Fitzgerald and Lawrence Fitzgerald. Services were under the direction of McGuire Funeral Home of Vivian, LA.

Professor Moye
Professor Moye, 82, of Woodville, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003 at V. A. Hospital in Houston. Services will be Saturday at 12 noon at the Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Woodville with Rev. Dale Moye officiating and Rev. C. O. Hadnot, Master of Ceremony. A military burial will be at Springhill Community Cemetery, under the direction of Coleman's Tyler County Funeral Home in Woodville. He was a native of Woodville. He lived in Houston for a number of years before returning to Woodville. He was retired from Braniff Airline in Houston and an ordained minister and a U. S. Army Veteran. Survivors include his wife Olivia Moye of Houston; daughters, Kim Moye Jackson and Cynthia Moye both of Houston; sons, Michael D. Moye of Colonial, Virginia, and Byron Beaty of Houston; sister, Marie Moye of Woodville.

Eddie C. Butler
Eddie C. Butler, 60, of Colmesneil died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003 at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Colmesneil with Rev. Hestor Ardoin officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion community Cemetery in Colmesneil under the direction of Coleman's Tyler County Funeral Home in Woodville. He was a native of Colmesneil for many years. Survivors include a son, Carl Butler of Phoenix, Arizona; sisters, Minnie Collins and Elouise Bean both of Colmesneil, Frankie Butler, Sharon Butler, Deloris Durham all of Houston; brothers, Michael Butler of Colmesneil, Charles Butler of Diboll, Don Butler of Summerville, North Carolina, Edward Butler of Ridgeville, North Carolina.

John Berton "J. B." Jordan
John Berton "J. B." Jordan, 81, of Spurger went to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003. Born Sept. 7, 1922 in Spurger, he lived in Tyler County most of his life. He was retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sgt. and from Ideco Industries as a timekeeper. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Spurger. He is survived by his son, Eddie Jordan and wife, Linda of Spurger; daughter, Mary Miles and husband, Gary of Woodville; brothers, Newton Jordan and wife, Ina of Fred and Earl Jordan and wife, Ruth of Spurger; sisters, Mary Williams and husband Jimmie and Lottie Sheffield both of Spurger; grandchildren, Troy Miles, Shannon Smith, Mitzi Robinson, Therese Jordan and John "Ed" Jordan and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Spurger with Brother Paul Boughan and Brother Bob Cheek officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Creek Cemetery in Spurger. Visitation was held Tuesday from 5 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Keith Zoch, Jimmy Mott, Ellis Jones, Elmo Gibbs, Billy Jack Jordan, and James Smith. Services are under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Gertie May Guidry Kirkland
Gertie May Guidry Kirkland, 90, of Woodville passed away Nov. 10, 2003 at Timberlake Health and Rehab Center in Jasper. Born May 4, 1913 in Louisiana to Orignac and Clara Badon Guidry, she lived in Tyler County for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She is survived by her daughters, Patsy Tatum and husband, Don of Beaumont and Clara Gallier and husband, Vernon of Woodville; grandchildren, Trina Atkinson and husband, Mark of Oklahoma, Curt Tatum and wife, Kris of Beaumont, Brett Tatum and wife, LaDonna of Beaumont, Rusty Gallier and wife, Caron of Houston, Charlotte Martin and husband, Tim of San Antonio, Jim Gallier and wife, Liz of China, Mike Gallier of Tyler and Carrie Janak and husband, Aaron of Houston; eighteen great grandchildren; and nieces she cared for so much. A graveside service was held Friday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Old Shiloh Cemetery near Woodville with Brother Jeff Lowe officiating. Visitation was held Thursday from 5 - 9 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home. Services were handled by Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

James R. Gordon
James R. Gordon, 75, of Silsbee passed away Nov. 10, 2003 at his residence. Born June 25, 1928 in Silsbee, he lived in Silsbee all of his life. He was an operator maintainer for Hardin County, Pct. #2. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Evelyn Gordon of Silsbee; daughters, Vivian Gordon of Silsbee, Emily Jones of Fred, Ann Willis of Spurger and Diane Gordon of Beaumont; son, James Albert Gordon of Silsbee; sister, Rosa Mae Harell of Silsbee; ten grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel in the Pines Pentecostal Church in Fred with Brother Elmer Eddings and Mona Harell Bodle officiating. Burial followed at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. visitation will be held Wednesday at the church. Services were handled under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

James David Hutto
James David Hutto, 70, of Doucette passed away Nov. 12, 2003 at the Tyler County Hospital. Born July 19, 1933 in Bronson, to James Albert and Alice Arthur Hutto, he lived in Doucette most of his life. He was a self-employed mechanic who was respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Sybil Hutto of Doucette; daughter, Judy Diane Blaylock of Doucette; sons, Adrian Wayne Hutto of Alvin and Aaron Wesley Hutto of Wisconsin; sisters, Lillie Johnson of Livingston and Inez Armstrong of Liberty; brothers, Troy Hutto of Liberty, Paul Hutto of Corrigan and Floyd Hutto of Indian Springs; grandsons, James Robert Blaylock and Devan Wayne Blaylock of Doucette; granddaughters, Alyssa Hutto of Minnesota and Courtney Lynn Hutto of Dallas. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ken Derouen and Brother John Adams officiating. Burial followed at Macun Cemetery in San Augustine, with Brother Mike Dickerson officiating. Visitation was held Saturday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Myron Lacy, Mark Dickerson, Mervin Dickerson, Gary Don Hutto, Arron Wesley Hutto and Adrian Wayne Hutto. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Harold Austin Tucker
Harold Austin Tucker, 70, of Austin passed away Nov. 14, 2003 at the Tyler County Hospital. Born July 18, 1933 in Livingston, he lived most of his life in Beaumont before moving to Austin four years ago. He was a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church and a previous member of Amelia Baptist Church in Beaumont. He retired from Mobil Oil Refinery after 33 years of service. He served on the Board of Directors and Credit Committee of Mobil Oil Federal Credit Union for many years. He was a Steward of the Local O. C. A. W. Labor Union. He was the kindest most generous man we knew and have been blessed to have known him. He will be sorely missed by all of his hunting buddies who he thought of as family. He is survived by his wife, Joleen Tucker of Austin; daughters, Christi Tucker-Martin and husband, Kerry of Austin and Terri Quick and husband, Dennis of Canyon Lake; sister, Marlene Smith and husband, Jeane of Austin; grandson, Scott Quick of Brenham; granddaughters, Clara Martin of Austin and Natalie Eberwein of San Antonio; one nephew and four nieces. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. at the Dogwood Hills Baptist Church in Woodville with Dr. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial followed at Hubert Cemetery in Polk County. Visitation was held Saturday from 6 - 9 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. Serving as pallbearers were Scott Quick, Rick Smith, Kenny Cropper, Larry Landry, Eddie Martin, and Mike Martin. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jeane Smith, Charlie Hubert, Kerry Martin, Dennis Quick, John Wall and Wayne Sheffield. Services were handled under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Mary Ann Coleman
Mary Ann "Mac" Coleman passed away Nov. 8, 2003 at her residence with her husband, Ellis and, and good friend, Mary L. Johannessen, by her side. Born Jan. 27, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, she lived in Tyler County for twenty years. She worked as a motel clerk and as a manager for various convenience stores around Woodville. She had a ready smile and a kind word for all and was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed by all. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Ellis M. Acree of Woodville; sister, Jo Ann Mitchell and husband, Bill of Detroit, Michigan; brother, Charles Brasgalla of El Paso; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lilly Wright. Cremation services were handled by Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Lawless A. "Lois" Bombek
Lawless A. "Lois" Bombek, 79, of Colmesneil passed away Nov. 13, 2003 at The Dogwood Trails Manor Nursing Home in Woodville. Born July 3, 1924 to Robert E. and Ruby Allen Slaughter, she lived in Tyler County for many years. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Wilson and husband, Darrell of Colmesneil; brother, R. E. Slaughter of Mauriceville; grandson, John Savant and wife, Lynda of Warren; granddaughter, Jessica Landry and husband, T. J. Stutes of Groves and five great grandchildren. A graveside service was held Monday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Colmesneil City Cemetery with Bro. Durham officiating. Visitation was held Sunday evening at Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. Funeral services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Christopher Glen "Corndog" Stephens
Christopher Glen "Corndog" Stephens, 16, passed away Nov. 10, 2003 in Beaumont. Born Aug. 3, 1987 in Beaumont, he lived in Tyler County most of his life. He was a former student at Warren ISD and a Sophomore at Colmesneil ISD. He was active in many school activities and was loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Glen and Bonnie Stephens of Colmesneil; mother, Barbara Stephens of Hull Daisetta; sisters, Leslie Stephens of Vidor, Catherine Wilson of Nederland and Jammie Killen of Vidor; step-brother, Michael Milson of Colmesneil; step-sisters, Brianna Milson and Danielle Knight both of Colmesneil; grandparents, Catherine Powell of Kountze and Elmer and Jackie Williams of Colmesneil; nephews, Cameron and Chance Woodrome of Vidor and Joshua Wilson of Nederland; and a host of other family members and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Katy Baptist Church in Colmesneil with Brother Lance Graham officiating. Burial followed at Colmesneil City Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Michael Milson, Brandon Sims, Matt Swinney, Trevor Shepherd, Levi Foxworth and Jedidiah Garis. Honorary pallbearer was Russell Minton. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Cleda Mae Aaron
Cleda Mae Aaron, 82, of Colmesneil, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Graveside services will be Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Egypt Cemetery near Colmesneil. Officiating will be Brother Buddy McDaniel. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Cleda Mae was born July 12, 1921 to Robert and Sarah Richmond Perkins in Williamsburg, Kentucky. She was formerly of Baytown and had resided for the last few years in Colmesneil. She was a retired nurses-aid and attended Aline Baptist Church in Colmesneil. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Aaron in 1987, daughter, Myrtle Aaron and two of her sons, Herman Aaron, Jr. and Roy Aaron. She is survived by her sons, Tommy Aaron of Colmesneil and Al Aaron of Crosby; daughter and son-in-law, Edith and William Carnley of Colmesneil; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Mary Perkins and Charles and Ilene Perkins all of Williamsburg, KY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Della and Tim Meadows and Ella and Wayne Bryant all of Williamsburg, KY; nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Herman Washington Bostick
Herman Washington Bostick of Cleveland, passed away Nov. 19, 2003 at the age of 75. He was born in Trinity to John W. and Maggie Bostick on Dec. 11, 1927. He was a teacher for over 20 years and was involved in ranching and agriculture. He is survived by his wife, Cleda Bostick, his two children, Ronnie Bostick and Cindy Henderson and husband, Greg. He has four grandchildren, Jason Henderson, Jonathan Bostick, Curtis Bostick and Shayn Henderson. He also has numerous nieces and nephews and a host of loved ones beyond measure. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Cleveland. Rev. Larry Weave and Dr. Howell Burkhead conducted the service with interment following, Saturday at 3 p.m. , Campground Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Nov. 21, 3 - 9 p.m., Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Jim Ted Davis
Dam-B-- Graveside services for Jim Ted Davis, 55, will be Nov. 26, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Muse Cemetery in Elkhart with Brother Nolan Fox officiating, under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. He passed away Nov. 23, at his residence. He was born Aug. 23, 1948 in Jacksonville, to Archie Walter Davis and Florence Callaway. He was a salesman. Survived by his wife, Jeanette Davis of Dam-B; children, Lisa Weaver of Doucette, Thomas Walter Davis of Palestine, Pamela Davis of Elkhart, Amy Davis of Palestine and Samantha Campbell of Dam-B; brother, Joe Davis of Woodville and sister, Wanda Ronning of Elkhart and five grandchildren. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Verna Violia Hamm
Town Bluff- Services for Violia Hamm, 88, were held Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at Fairview Baptist Church, with Brother Doyle Butcher and Brother John Spanhanks officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery, under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. She passed away Nov. 19, in Beaumont. She was born Dec. 31, 1914 in Jonesboro, LA. to Joseph H. Shepherd and Eudora Poole. She was a graduate from French High School in 1932. She was the executive secretary and manager of Pacific Finance Corp. of Beaumont. After retirement in 1958 she moved to Town Bluff and Dam B Lake in Tyler County. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and served as church clerk for over 20 years. She was survived by her husband of 69 years to Leonard "Bo" Hamm of Town Bluff; six nephews; six nieces; twelve great nephews; sixteen great nieces; twenty six great great nephews; and thirty four great great nieces. Pallbearers were Urban Ray Hamm, Zane Spanhanks, Lynn Hamm, James O. Elliott, Johnny Horton, and Randall Lowell. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Errol Maurice Thomason
Chester-- Graveside service for Errol M. Thomason, 57, were held Nov. 24, 2003 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Chester with Brother Hails Taylor officiating, under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. He passed away Nov. 21, in Conroe. He was born Dec. 23, 1945 in Houston to William P. Thomason and Helen Mary Janak, he was disabled. He is survived by his brother, William P. Thomason II of Chester; sisters, Sylvia Gaines of Porter, Helen Hefner of Conroe and Olivia Parnell of Porter and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Mary Marcella Clark
Services for Mary Marcella Clark, 75, of Jasper were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2003 at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper. Visitation began at 8 a.m. until service time Friday. Mrs. Clark died Monday, Nov. 24, at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper. A native of Hillister in Tyler County and former resident of New Orleans, LA. she was a long time resident of Jasper. She was a member of The Lunch Bunch and enjoyed talking on the phone and shopping. Survivors include her husband, Wesley E. Clark of Jasper; son, Randell Gene Russell of Saulier, Miss.; daughter, Phyllis Russel Dreis of Pass Christian, MS; step-son, Wesley Shannon Clark of Seattle, WA.; two step-daughters, Kathy Agere of Evergreen, Col. and Tracy Clark of Clear Lake City; one brother, J. M. Jordan of Jasper; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren and seven step grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Adams Memorial Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1983, Jasper, Texas 75951. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.

Truman E. Woods
Funeral services for Truman E. Woods, 86, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003 at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper burial followed at the Hancock Cemetery. Visitation began at 8 a.m., Saturday Nov. 29. A lifelong resident of Jasper, he retired from the U. S. Postal Service after many years serving as a carrier and the Jasper Post Office director of maintenance. A Purple Heart recipient, he was a sergeant in WWII. Survivors include his wife of 59 years Elnora Woods of Jasper; one son, Michael D. Woods of Jasper; two daughters, Elaine Bates of Jasper and Elouise Smith of Colmesneil; five sisters, Gladys Lindsey of Longview, Verbal Harrell of Newton, Ruby Coker and Louise Branson of Jasper, and Edith Lambert of Lumberton; seven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 331 North Lauderdale Street, Memphis, TN. 38105. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.

Sybil "Sibbie" Long
Sybil "Sibbie" Long, 87, of Woodville, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003 at Holiday Pines Manor Nursing Home in Woodville. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Woodville. Officiating was Brother Johnny Page. Serving as pallbearers were Joe Lee Brown, Russell Pate, Samuel Pate, Brandon Pate and Joe Kelvin Brown. Visitation was held on Friday, Nov. 28 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Sybil was born July 24, 1916 to William Penn and Georgia Irene Butler Humble in Big Sandy (Polk County). She was longtime resident of Tyler County and a member of First Baptist Church of Woodville. She is survived by her son, Joe Lee Brown of Dam-B; grandson and wife, Joe Kelvin and Amanda Brown of Colmesneil; granddaughter and husband, Cassandra and Russell Pate of Colmesneil; great grandchildren, Samuel Pate, Brandon Pate, Hannah Pate and Rachel Pate. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Herbert T. Larkin
Herbert T. Larkin, 88, of Vidor died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003 at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Vidor. Born in Tyler County on Nov. 29, 1915 to Roger and Dollie Larkin. He lived in Warren for the first 38 years of his life before moving to Vidor were he lived for the past 34 years. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corporation on Jan. 31, 1982. He was married to Betty Rae William from Feb. 14, 1964 until her death in June of 2002. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the funeral home. Herbert is survived by his two daughters, Wanda Cleveland and Marie Corbell both of Beaumont; step-daughters, Brenda Lane of Deer Park, Nancy Morgan of Victoria, Linda Lakey of Brookeland; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren and several caring neighbors. Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, 1750 Hwy. 12, Vidor, Texas.

Alvis R. Wood
Alvis R. Wood, 76, of Woodville passed away Nov. 29, 2003 at the Jasper Memorial Hospital. Born July 10, 1927 in Winters, to William and Mary Edith Wood, he lived in Woodville for 10 years. He was a carpenter and a WWII Army veteran. Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Vernon Wood. He is survived by his wife, Alma Wood; sons, Charles Wood of Dallas, Michael Wood of Lumberton, Raymond Allen Wood of Mauriceville and Danel Wood of Vidor; a daughter, Deborah Reho of Vidor; brothers, Bill Wood of Alexander, LA., Heston "Pat" Wood of Mt. Vernon, and Allen Wood of Vidor; sisters, Ida Mae Cotten of White Face, Ruth Rowland of Michigan, Virginia Powell and Lavinia Aley both of Carthage; eleven grandchildren; step children, William Fears and Tony Fears both of Vidor and Darla Campbell of El Paso. A graveside service was held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Town Bluff Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Elbert Telford
Elbert J. Telford, 37, died Sunday November 30, 2003 at Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, Texas. Services will be Saturday December 6, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the True Vine Baptist Church in Doucette, Texas. Rev. L. Booker officiating with burial at the Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel, under the direction of Coleman's Tyler County Funeral Home in Woodville. He leaves to cherish his memories: special friend, Kathleen Dill of Woodville; mother, Emma Alice Telford of Woodville; daughters Chassity Telford and Stephanie Bean, both of Woodville, Gallen Telford and Courtney Telford, both of Houston, Tx., Whitney Telford of Dallas, Tx.; sons, Sharod Telford and Jarule Telford, both of Woodville, sisters, Laverne Land, Lisa Telford, Eartha Hadnot, Angela Hart, all of Woodville; Rosie Nzei of Houston, Tx., Brenda Lewis and Chenath Williams, both of Beaumont, Tx.; brothers Tommy Baker of Doucette, Samuel West of St. Louis, Mo. and James Telford of Woodville.

Zelma (Gertie) Williams
Zelma (Gertie) Williams, 66, of Woodville, Texas, died Monday at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Services will be on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Woodville. Rev. R.L. Session officiating. Rev. C.O. Hadnot, pastor, with burial at the Town Bluff Community Cemetery in Town Bluff, Tx., under the direction of Coleman's Tyler County Funeral Home in Woodville, Tx. She leaves to cherish her memories: parents, J.T. Spears and Mable Spears, daughters Phyllis Hadnot of Hudson, Tx., Ora Lee, Betty Bronson, Silvia Durffield, all of Woodville, Jeanette Bronson of Lufkin, Tx., stepdaughter Barnette Hadnot and Gloria Gilder, both of Lufkin, Tx.; sons John Wayne Williams, Jerry Williams, James Williams, Cedrick Williams, all of Woodville; Archie Williams of Kountze, Tx., sisters Betty Joe Smith, Johnnie Faye Wade, Carolyn Jones, all of Woodville; Mary Lagrand of Dallas, Tx., and Clara Blackmon of Doucette; brothers James Earl Smith, Wilma Ray Smith, Roy Jean Spears, Donnie Spears, all of Woodville, Hollis McDaniel of Houston, Tx.; aunt Mattie Larkin of Jasper, Tx., 31 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.


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