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Miscellaneous Waller County, Texas Obituaries


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HOPPE
Betty Jane "Janie" Hoppe, age 68 of Cypress, passed away on January 30, 2002. Mrs. Hoppe is survived by her son, Kenneth Hoppe and wife Sandra; daughter, Brenda Oehlers and husband Kirk; brother, William "Bill" E. Breneman; sisters, Pearl Hutchins, and Cleta Englishbee; and grandchildren, Lori Henry, Nathan Hoppe, and Nicole Hoppe. Visitation will be Friday, February 1, 2002 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 2, 2002 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery.

KULHANEK
Mary S. Kulhanek of Waller was born on May 12, 1907, in Butte, Montana, passed away on January 25, 2002. Predeceased by her husband, Jerry C. Kulhanek in 1971. Survived by daughter and son-in-law Margie and W. E. Abel, Jr., sons and daughters-in-law Maxie and Louise Kulhanek, and Carl and Judy Kulhanek; sisters, Annie Kee and Agnes Marchette; brother and sister-in-law George and Ethelyn Stankovich; and sister-in-law, Golda Stankovich; grandchildren, Maxie, Jr., Charles, Joe, Carl, Jr., and Robin Kulhanek; great-grandchildren, Meghan, Kyle, Christian, and Chandler Kulhanek. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kulhanek and her husband were part of the farming and ranching community of Waller for many years. She was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God, Catholic Church in Hempstead, Texas; past president of St. Mary’s Altar Society; and a charter member of the Catholic Daughters’ organization, Court #2084. She was a faithful and dedicated mother, and we thank God for her life. The family will be present for visitation on January 27, 2002 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at Canon Funeral Home in Waller, Texas. Rosary services will follow at 7:00pm, lead by Father Ed Kucera. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am on January 28, 2002 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church (recently renamed from St. Mary, Mother of God, Catholic Church), Hempstead, TX. Father James Burkart will conduct the services. Interment will follow at St. Martin De Porres Cemetery in Waller, Texas.

REEVES
Marvin Coke Reeves Jr. , age 90, of Hempstead passed away on January 24, 2002. Arrangements under the direction of Canon Funeral Home.

GRAZIER
Jack Calder Grazier was born Feb. 24, 1914 in Temple, Texas to Mary Adelaide Lee and William Harrison Grazier. He graduated from Temple High School and attended USC in Los Angeles, CA. He was a member of Sigma Phi Delta Engineering Fraternity. He was married to Nona Jewel Doughtery on Nov. 2, 1940 in Houston, Texas. He was Chief Electrical Engineer at Fish Engineering in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Nona, of Houston; brother-in-law, Father Pat Doughtery of Katy; son, Jack Grazier Jr. and wife Lisa of Bellville; daughter, Susan Grazier and husband Greer Kothmann of Junction; daughter, Sandra Lee Grazier of Houston, and son Peter Michael Grazier of Northeastern Montana. He is survived by nephews Frank Grazier Jr., Alan Bergstrom, and nieces Mary Grazier and Camille Boswell. He was a proud grandfather of 11 granddaughters and 4 grandsons, one who preceded him in death in 1995 in Videlia, GA. He had 13 great-grandchildren. He was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where he served on the Quarter Horse Committee. He was a member of Arabia Shrine of Houston Scottish Rite, West University Masonic Lodge # 1292. A Memorial Service will be held at Canon Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday January 27, 2002 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all gifts be designated to Memorial Hermann Spring Shadows Pines in memory of Jack Grazier. Please make checks payable to Memorial Hermann Foundation, P.O. Box 272009, Houston, TX 77277.

FRIEDEL
Margaret Estelle Friedel, age 82 of Waller, passed away on January 23, 2002. Mrs. Friedel is survived by her sons, Gary Friedel and wife Kathy, and Tim Friedel and wife Dorothy; daughter, Joyce Timmerman and husband James; sisters, Doris Friedel, and Lorene Chapman and husband Walker; and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, January 25th from 5 – 9pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary at 7:00pm. Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 2:00pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yoakum, Texas with Father Gary Janak officiating. Interment will follow at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery in Yoakum, Texas. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church Endowment Fund, Waller VFD, or St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church Building Fund.

EHLERT
Everett Elmer Ehlert, age 78 of Hockley, passed away on January 13, 2002. Mr. Ehlert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ivra Marie Ehlert; sons, Jerel W. Ehlert Sr. and wife Anita, and Sidney Allen Ehlert and wife Lisa; daughters, Naomi Kleb and husband Edwin Sr., Mollie Seeger and husband Steve, and Christine Ehlert; brother, W.A. Ehlert; and granchildren, Jerel Wade Ehlert, John Kleb, Bryan Ehlert, and Amber Seeger. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 15th from 5 – 8 pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 2:00 pm at Rosehill United Methodist Church with Pastor Wayne Harberson officiating. Interment will follow at Roberts Cemetery.

FERGUSON
Norman Earl Ferguson, age 60 of Magnolia, passed away on January 7, 2002. Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, Linda Ferguson; sons, Norman Ferguson and wife Susan, and Mark Steven Ferguson and wife Jessica; daughters, Tammy Childers, Teresa Lewis, and Tara Fletcher; sisters, Susan Jones, and Sheree Ferguson; and grandchildren, Derrick Ferguson, Sidney Ferguson, Britney Ferguson, Angel, Rayan, Cortney, and Dakota. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 9th from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crown of Texas Hospice.

BOLTE
Irene Mae Bolte age, 87 passed away January 4, 2002 in College Station, Texas. Irene is survived by her daughters, Lois Froehlich and husband Victor and Gladys Stark and husband Doug; 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Services will be held Monday January 7, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Peter J. Snyder officiating. Interment will follow at Waller Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday January 6, 2002 at Canon Funeral Home from 5-7 P.M.

SCHMIDT
Clara Schmidt, age 78 of Waller, passed away on January 3, 2002. Mrs. Schmidt is survived by her husband, Robert Schmidt; sons, Robert Lee Schmidt and wife Brenda, Gene Schmidt, and David W. Schmidt and wife Terri; sister, Emilie Routhford; and grandchildren, Christy, Brandon, Jacob, and Katie Schmidt. Visitation will be Saturday, January 5th from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Sunday, January 6, 2002 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Forrest Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Waller Cemetery.

WADE
Virgie Sheffield Wade age 88 passed away February 02, 2002 at Amistad Nursing Home, Uvlade, TX. Formerly of Magnolia, TX, Virgie was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Leslie Parker Wade. Survived by, Son, John Milam Wade and wife Glenda, of Uvalde, Tx. : Daughters, Ella Bertha Robertson and Husband Jim of Dayton, Tx; Loise Marie Lemm, of Spring Tx.; Fay Jenette Alford and husband Bill of Clear Lake Shore, Tx; Grand Children: Patricia Smith; Leslie Robertson; Lisa McArthur; John Stacy Wade; Michael Lemm; Tina Pahl; Jennifer Homer; Shellie Alford and Stacie Alford: Twenty Three Great-grandchildren: Brother–in-Law Lon Wade, of Fetzer, Tx. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 P.M. on Monday Feb. 4, 2002 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday Feb. 5 at 10:00 A.M. at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Interment to follow in Fieldstore Cemetery.

PHILLIPS
Bertha Phillips, age 96 of Waller, passed away on February 3, 2002, 2002 in Tomball, Texas. Mrs. Phillips’ love for crochet and quilting have left her family with many beautiful memories of her love. Mrs. Phillips is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wayne Phillips, and is survived by her sons, Raymond Phillips and wife Anita, David Wayne Phillips Sr. and wife Zona; daughter, Elva Jean Smith and husband Jack E. E. Smith; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 5, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Forrest Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery Association.

BOEGER
Terry Lynn Boeger, age 49 of Waller, passed away on February 1, 2002. Mr. Boeger was preceded in death by his mother, Aline Terry, in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Vannatta Boeger; his father, Alvin Boeger of Hot Springs, Arkansas; brothers, Gerald Givens of Grimes County, TX, and Ronald Givens of Houston, TX. He also leaves behind many friends who were like family to him. Mr. Boeger served in the U.S. Air Force, was a Mason, and had recently retired after over 18 years with the Waller County Sheriff’s Department. A Memorial Service will be Friday, February 8, 2002 at 10:30am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at VA National Cemetery in Houston at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hempstead Masonic Lodge # 749 are requested.

GRIFFIN
Orvery Bell Griffin, age 83 of Hempstead, passed away on February 5, 2002. Mrs. Griffin is survived by her husband, Rubin Griffin; son, Raymond Griffin and wife Jackie Darlene; grandchildren, Raymond Eugene Griffin and wife Annie, Gretchen Downey and husband Mark, Kasey McArthur and husband Scott; and great grandchildren, Anthony Scott Griffin, Hunter Eugene Griffin, Dylan Downey, Levi Downey, and Alyssa Downey. Visitation will be Thursday, February 7, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 8, 2002 at 2:00pm at Lighthouse Word Church with Brother Andy Qualls officiating. Interment will follow at Hempstead Cemetery.

VELA
Vera Ida Vela age 82 of Conroe passed away Friday Feb. 9, 2002 in Conroe Texas. Mrs. Vela is survived by her daughter, Gladys L. Vela and husband David Vela; son, Jesse Vela and wife Leisa; brother, Tony Petry and wife Genelle, sister, Rose Gerrard; grandchildren, Vincent Chavez and wife Nicci, Tina Utt and husband Jim, Leslie Vela and Timothy Vela; great grandchildren, Amber, Richard, Molly Chavez, Brittany Dailey, Tristen Vela, Taylor Utt; numerous nieces and nephews, loving friends and neighbors. Visitation will be from 5-8 P.M. on Monday Feb. 11, 2001 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday Feb. 12, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller. Interment will follow in Roberts Cemetery.

BISHOP
Mrs. Elsie Bishop, age 90 of Waller, passed away on February 12, 2002. She was born on August 15, 1911 in Hamlin, Texas. Preceded in death by her husband, James William Bishop, and son, Glenn A. Bishop, and is survived by her son, J. W. Bishop and wife Pat of Austin; sister, Mary Bush of Houston; brother, E.J. Havercamp of Houston; daughter-in-law, Joyce Hutcherson and husband Wayne of Tomball; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A long-time member of Waller Baptist Church, Elsie was a dear sweet lady and friend and will be missed by all. The family extends heartfelt thanks to Dr. Welton Hill, to the nursing staff at Bellville Hospital, and to care giver Roberta Tillery for the love and care provided to Mrs. Bishop. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 14, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 15, 2002 at 10:30am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Forrest Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Garden of Memories Cemetery.

HENDRICKS
Forrest William Hendricks, age 54 of Waller, passed away on February 16, 2002. Mr. Hendricks is preceded in death by his father, Forrest Earl Hendricks, and granddaughter, Kaitlyn Renee Hart. He is survived by his mother, Marguerite Hendricks; sister, Helen Thomas; wife, Karen Hendricks; daughters, Ursla Smith, Sherry Geringer, Theresa King, Melissa Thompson, and Tina Stump; stepchildren, Melvin Eugene Whalen, Lester Wayne Whalen, James Frederick Whalen, Donnetta Lee Whalen, Ashley Carl Whalen, and Richard Alden Whalen; 11 grandchildren; niece, Gina Davis; and nephews, Max Thomas and Van Thomas. Mr. Hendricks was a professional truck driver with over 2 million miles without an accident. Visitation will be Friday, February 22, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Mathis Cemetery.

BACKER
BACKER, Jr., John Philip, 75, died peacefully in his sleep February 17, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on "Flag Day" 1926 with a huge patriotic pride to Rosa Belle and John P. Backer, Sr. in St. Louis, MO. He grew up in the St. Louis and Fulton areas and graduated in 1945 from Fulton High School. John moved to Houston, TX in 1947. He was employed with Anderson Greenwood Company for 43 years. John and Dee moved to Monaville in Waller County after his retirement in December 1995. He was an avid stamp collector and model railroad builder. Preceded in death by his parents, infant brother and grandson, James L. Herring Jr. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, DeAlva J. Stewart Backer; daughters, Rosanne Herring of Houston, Mary M. and her husband Damon R. Boyd of Austin; son, Christopher M. Backer, Sr. and wife Denise of Monaville; grandchildren, Coby, Adrianna and Christopher (C.J.) M. Backer, Jr. Great-grandson, James (Trey) L. Herring, III of Topeka, KS, along with numerous family members, friends, and good neighbors. The family wants to give special thanks to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, Home Care Solutions, The Hospice of Brazos Valley, all the doctors and nurses who provided loving care to John and for the prayers, cards and visits during his illness. John requested no services be held. His wishes were for a private burial, after his cremation, at the Monaville Cemetery, which John helped maintain with other family members since 1978. He was loved by many and will be missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or one of the home care organizations listed above. Arrangements under the direction of Canon Funeral Home.

NEELEY
Troy P. Neeley, age 84 of Houston, passed away on February 18, 2002. Mr. Neeley is survived by his son, William "Bill" Richard Neuiszer; daughter, Audra Lee Libka and husband James K.; brother, J. F. Neeley; sisters, Ozelle Brannaka and Nora Lee Rightmer; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 2:00pm at Delhi Baptist Church with Pastor Kenneth Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Delhi Cemetery in Delhi, TX.

BROUNKOWSKI
Esidor John Brounkowski, age 76 of Hempstead, passed away on February 20, 2002. Rosary will be Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 7:00pm at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1346 Wilkins Street, Hempstead, TX 77445. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, February 22, 2002 at 11:00am at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church with Father James Burkart officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Katharine Drexel’s Building Fund.

CAMPISE
Phillip Campise, age 69 of Pinehurst, passed away on February 28, 2002. Mr. Campise is survived by his son, Phillip Ray Campise Jr.; daughters, Elizabeth Burget and husband Dennis, Sherrie Grigg and husband Billy, Katrina Harrington and husband Doyle, and Cristina Werner and husband Dave; brothers, Nick Campise, Paul Campise, and Vincent Campise; sister, Francis Piserelle; and grandchildren, Corey and Cassandra Burget, Adam and Guy Grigg, Cameron Burget, Brittney Werner, Shelby Harrington, Jensen Werner, and Heather Harrington. Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 2, 2002 at 11:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Danny Carpenter officiating.

MILLER
Richard LeRoy Miller, age 70 of Tomball, passed away on March 1, 2002. Mr. Miller is survived by his mother, Flora Miller; wife, Mary Jane Miller; son, William Robert Miller and wife Sherri; daughters, Janie Stoner and husband William, and Lisa Miller; sisters, Flora Van Orden, Marion McKenna, and Janet Whetham; grandchildren, Mandi Ojeda, Jason Stoner, Kimberly Stoner, Rhys Miller, and Chelsi Miller; and great grandson, Ethan Ojeda.. Visitation will be Monday, March 4, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 1:00pm at Rosehill United Methodist Church.

HUMBLE
Patricia Humble, age 72 of Magnolia, passed away on March 3, 2002. Mrs. Humble is survived by her husband, Albert Humble; son, Russell Humble and wife Susan; sister, Ruth Johnson of Mobile Alabama; and grandchildren, Nichole, Danielle, Kayla, and Colton. Graveside Services will be Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 10:00am at Chappell Hill Cemetery in Converse, TX with Pastor Prince officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements under the direction of Canon Funeral Home.

DEMPSEY
Sherman Dempsey age 51, of Hockley passed away March 8,2002 in Tomball, Texas. Sherman is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Annie Mae Dempsey; brother, James Donald Dempsey; nephew, Jim'Edd Robinson. He is survived by wife, Janice Dempsey; sons, Chad and Kirk Dempsey; brother, Wesley "Butch" Dempsey and wife Pat; sisters, Anita Izard and husband David and Linda Kay Robinson; grandson, Cody Wayne Dempsey; father in law, A.F. 'Son" Kolbe; sisters in law, Pauline Dempsey, Caroline McWilliams and husband Bobby, MaryAnn DeLaPaz and JoAnn Szymanski; nieces and nephews, Ronney Hughes, Deanna Jeanitte Dempsey, Shelia ReNae Sollis and husband Kevin, Tessa'Lynn Kitzmiller, Juanita Dempsey, Jennifer Ann Bel and husband Earl , Jason Boyd Izard and wife Jaime, and Randell David Robinson; grand nieces and nephews, Crystal Lynn Hughes, Amanda, Lachell Hughes, Stephen Wesley Sollis, Earl Thomas Bel, Mychael LeeVon Kitzmiller, Christopher Aaron Sollis, Christopher Lee Bel, Ericka Leigh Sollis, Garth Allen Kitzmiller, Dakota Jim-Kade Robinson, Rilee KayLynn Hughes, Dalton Wesley Izard, Raelin Nicole Hughes and Raeven Cheyenne Izard; Pallbearers, Steve Jordan, Lonnie McCaffety, Jason Izard, Ronnie Hughes, Paul Mays, Jared Timmerman and Melvin Bryant Jr.; Honorary Pallbearers; Kenneth Kolbe, Matthew Szymanski, Jimmy, Robert and Joe Linseisen , Kevin Reinhardt and Jason McCaffety. Services will be held Monday, March 11, 2002 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller with Pastor Bob Craig officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston.

SCRUGGS
Geraldine Scruggs, of Hempstead, passed away on March 11, 2002. Mrs. Scruggs is survived by her husband, John Scruggs; sons, Garry Hammack, Mickey Hammack, and Tracy Hammack and wife Lynnette; step-children, Kit Scruggs and wife Lucy, and Debbie Murrell and husband Chet; brother, Jimmy Hammock; sisters, Doris Taylor, Maxine Booth, and Maudie Daniel; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 12, 2002 from 6 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Pete Heaton officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Knoll Cemetery.

CUELLAR
Janie Marie Cuellar, age 51 of Sweeny, passed away on Saturday March 16, 2002. Janie is preceded in death by her father, Dan Wawarofsky; and mother, Emelie Calfee. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Cuellar; son, Steven Rochen; daughters, Joanne Gregory and husband Scott, and Sharon Riemer and husband Eugene; adopted children, Gabriel Cuellar and Ryan Cuellar; foster child, Tammy Langford; step children, Tony Cuellar and wife Cindy and Jeffery Cuellar and wife Angie; step mother, Genevieve Wawarofsky; brother, Roy Wawarofsky and wife Connie; sisters, Dianna Schulte and husband Arthur, and Ann Siegle; step brothers, Dwayne Hajek and wife Denise, Ken Hajek and wife Young, and Donald Hajek and wife Sonya; step sister, Barbara Hajek and friend Kathy, and Debbie Dietrich and husband Brad; grandchildren, Jenifer, Buddy and Jake Gregory, Kimberly and Jessica Riemer, Jerrett, and Candyce Rochen; step grandchildren, Leslie, Zachary, Casey and Cody Cuellar; 21 nieces and nephews; and 11 great nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Monday March 18, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith Baptist Church in West Columbia Texas.Visitation will also be held on Monday from 5 – 8 pm. at Canon Funeral Home in Waller. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Buddy Dudley officiating. Interment will follow at St. Martin DePorres Catholic Cemetery.

CLEPPER
Faye Montreal Clepper, age 89 of Waller, passed away on March 20, 2002. Mrs. Clepper is preceded in death by her first husband, Melvin Cline; second husband, Duncan Clepper; daughters, Mary Edwards and Marjorie Wilson; and son, Ray Cline; and is survived by her son, Lee Cline and wife Sandra; son-in-law, Johnnie Wilson; sister, Helen Cashon; and numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, March 22, 2002 at 11:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Leonard Mattox and Grady Cashon officiating. Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery.

REINHARDT
James Reinhardt, age 65 of Waller, passed away on March 20, 2002. Mr. Reinhardt is survived by his sister, Alma Reinhardt; very dear friend, Molly Johnson; aunt, Lorrine Moore; and numerous cousins. Visitation will be Saturday, March 23, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 3:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeffery Marsh officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

HARVEY
Little Bill Harvey Sr. age 49 of Hempstead passed away Friday March 22. 2002 in Houston, Texas. Mr. Harvey is survived by his wife, Lisa Harvey; sons, Little Bill Harvey Jr. and wife Kelli, John Adam Harvey, John Taylor Stafford, Shawn Lee Harvey, and Shay William Harvey; daughters, Brenda Jean Albritton and husband Kevin, Erin Alexis Harvey, Jessica Lucille Harvey; brothers, David Harvey, Chris Harvey, Gary Harvey; sisters, Rose Balance, Janice Phillips, Gail Videon; and seven grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Monday March 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Lighthouse Word Church in Hempstead. Arrangements under the direction of Canon Funeral Home.

ADAMS
Sara Faye Adams was born on September 27, 1924 in Phenix City, Alabama to Lemearle and Dan Akin. She married her high school sweetheart, Joe Adams Sr. in 1943 while he was on a three day pass from military service during WWII. During the war their love was recorded in letters treasured by Faye and passed on to her grandchildren who will treasure them always. Before Joe Sr.’s death on December 16, 1972 the couple bore two children. Joe Jr. was born September 23, 1947. He loved to travel and his homecomings were always met with eager anticipation by Faye. Joe died on May 10, 1994 while living in Guatemala. Faye’s daughter Joyce, born on February 14, 1956 and her husband Joel would grow to be her faithful support system, caretakers, and guides through years of both struggles and victories. Joyce also brought her three grandchildren that filled Faye’s life with joy. Joel Jr. was her "number one grandson", born on March 19, 1979, who always made her beam with pride and treated her like a queen. Jenny was next, born July 11, 1980, who listened and shared her heart and dreams. John Michael, born November 29, 1984 was grandma’s "tadpole" who made her laugh, and sigh, and who even made her dance. While Faye’s family contributed to much of her fulfillment, she also had many other friends and hobbies that made her smile. She loved birds and flowers, food and pictures, she loved old movies and good music. She was surrounded by neighbors who she greatly enjoyed and remained amazingly loyal to old friends throughout the ages. Though Faye died on March 29, 2002 she will live on forever in the hearts of her family and the many others that were touched by her life and her gifts to the world.

WAY
Betty J. Way, age 63 of Waller, passed away on March 30, 2002. Mrs. Way is preceded in death by her son, Robert; and is survived by her husband, John Way; daughter, Cathy Lehmer; daughter-in-law, Racy Way; brothers, Sidney Blanchard Jr., Robert Blanchard, and Gerald Blanchard; sisters, Doris Dickerson and Jean Taylor; grandchildren, Meghann, Morgann, Shane, and Robbie; and great grandson, Ryan. Visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside Services will be Friday, April 5, 2002 at 1:00pm at Klein Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Tom Copley officiating.


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