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Miscellaneous Waller County, Texas Obituaries


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HOLT
Eunice George Holt age 83, of Tomball passed away December 28, 2002. Eunice is survived by her sons, Les George and wife Margaret, Allen George and wife Nancy, Charles George and wife Teresa and Larry George and wife Dyonne Bentz; Daughters, Opal Hilton and Colleen Hobbs And husband Tom; sister, Birdie June Starr; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma at 10 A.M. Thursday January 2, 2003 with Reverend Allen Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

BARNES
Bettie Lee Barnes, age 67 of Port O’Connor, TX, passed away on December 26, 2002. Mrs. Barnes is preceded in death by her husband, John Barnes; and is survived by her son, James "Jimbo" Barnes; daughters, Linda Hulsey and husband Milton, and Kay Walker and husband Randy; brother, Allen Quinn and wife Lottie; grandchildren, Jason Walker, Kristi Walker, Lee Hulsey, and Johnathan Hulsey; and great granddaughter, Kay Lee Walker. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 29, 2002 at First Baptist Church of Port O’Connor with Brother Gerry Davis officiating.

McCRARY
Betty McCrary, age 74 of Waller, passed away on December 15, 2002 after a long struggle with Wegnerer Disease. Mrs. McCrary taught in Galena Park School District from 1955 to 1959 and then taught at CyFair High School from 1959 to 1984 where She was a Business Teacher and became a Licensed Professional Senior Counselor. She was a member of AARP, founding member of Waller Lioness Club, Waller County Historical Society, Daughter of The Republic of Texas New Kentucky Chapter, and Waller United Methodist Church. Mrs. McCrary is survived by her husband John H. McCrary; daughter Barbara Koonce and husband Kenneth; brother James Leroy Clifford and wife Alice; sister Florence Christiansen; granddaughter Sarah Koonce, grandson Alan Koonce; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Boyd V. Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Mathis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Kidney Foundation or Cy Fair Education Foundation.

McFARLAND
Frances Darlene McFarland, age 68 of Hempstead, passed away on December 12, 2002. Mrs. McFarland is preceded in death by her husband, Edward; son, Calvin; and 2 grandchildren; and is survived by sons, Eddie Ray McFarland and wife Sharon "Marie", and Robert McFarland; daughters, Kay Feist and husband Allen, Frances Garcia and husband Tobias, Kathy Schultz, Angela Nichols and husband Brian, and Darla Montalvo and husband Juan; brothers, Robert McIntyre and wife Sue, Lloyd McIntyre and wife Conny, and Raymond McIntyre and wife Pat; sisters, Linda Kay Tully and husband Ron, and Pat Pape and husband Carl: 15 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, December 14, 2002 from 6 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 2:30pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jonathan McCullough officiating. Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery.

GARRETT
William Frank Garrett left this earth to go to his Heavenly home on Saturday, December 7, 2002. Born prematurely on June 26, 1938, on his family’s farm in Hempstead, he was 64 at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Clara Marie Garrett. He left his wife of 40 years, Janet; two daughters, Nannette R. Williams of Zavalla, Texas, and husband Robert, and Jennifer K. Hancock of Amarillo and husband Keith; three grandchildren, Tiffany Williams, Kristian Williams and Garrett Hancock; two sisters, two brothers; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and friends to mourn. An avid outdoorsman, Bill loved to hunt and fish. He was a proud American and served in the U.S. Army. To pass his love of country to his family, they visited all the 48 contiguous states during annual summer vacations. He attended the University of Texas and worked as a civil structural engineer until retiring in 1986. Services were held on Tuesday December 10, 2002 at Canon Funeral Home in Waller. Pastors Jonathan McCullough and Mike Garrett officiated. Interment followed at Shiloh Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Bill Garrett Memorial Fund at Allied Bank P.O. Box 2968 Houston, Texas 77252-2968.

CARLISLE
Mary Carlisle, age 78 of Hempstead, passed away on December 2, 2002. Mrs. Carlisle is survived by her sons, Ronald Carlisle and wife Linda, Tim Carlisle and wife Linda, and Lee Havard; daughter, Marylin England; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Mary was born in the Houston Heights on July 3, 1924. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 4, 2002 from 6 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside Services will be Thursday, December 5, 2002 at 11:00am at St. Martin De Porres Cemetery in Waller with Deacon Pete Sechelski officiating.

FRANKLIN
Alma Marie Franklin, age 86 of Waller, passed away on November 24, 2002. Mrs. Franklin is survived by her son, Allan and wife Karen; daughter, Nell Schneider and husband William; brother, Harmon Lowe; sister, Theo Sielaff; 5 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Father Frank Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Waller Cemetery.

BEATY
Lois Beaty, age 80 of Hempsetad, passed away on November 24, 2002. Mrs. Beaty is preceded in death by her husband, Everett Beaty and is survived by her sons, Paul Beaty and wife Marilyn, Grady Beaty, Karrell Beaty and wife Kathy, and Kenneth Beaty and wife Sharon; daughters, Mary Walker and husband Joe, Pat Beaty, Joyce Hatcher and husband Scott, Debra Beaty, and Marsha Tew and husband Chuck; brothers, Johnnie Wilson, Roy Wilson and wife Bebe Ann, and Jesse Wilson and wife Frances; sisters, Pauline Triechel, Thelma Mellman, Winnie Smith, Gracie Breneman, Bessie Tomczak, and Ernestine Kwiatkowski; 42 grandchildren; and 55 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2002 from 4 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mike Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery.

FULMER
Mary Louise Fulmer age 82 of Hempstead passed away Friday Nov. 22 2002 in Tomball Texas. Mrs. Fulmer is survived by her Brother Fred Taylor and wife Evelyn, Sisters Frankie Mae Wren, Melba Jane Smith and husband Lamar; Three Grandchildren. Visitation Will be form 3– 6 P.M. Sunday Nov. 24, 2002 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Monday Nov. 25 2002 at 2:00 P.M with Pastor Britton Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.

LUCHERK
Michael Lucherk, age 38 of College Station, passed away on November 19, 2002. Mr. Lucherk is survived by his parents, Floyd and Marilyn Lucherk; son, Christopher Michael Lucherk; grandmothers, Margaret Lucherk and Ella Malek; brother, Brian Lucherk and wife Kimberly; sister, Tina Fife and husband Daniel; nieces and nephews, Crystal, Michelle and Victoria Fife, and Kyle and Connor Lucherk. A Rosary will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, November 22, 2002 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 11:00am at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Hempstead with Fathers James Burkart and Ed Kucera, and Reverends Andy Qualls and Jonelle Hammack officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hempstead.

ENGLISHBEE
Donnie Mae Englishbee, age 66 of La Grange, passed away on November 13, 2002. Ms. Englishbee is survived by her brothers, Charles Englishbee, James Englishbee and wife Polly, Thomas Englishbee and wife Nina, and Virgil Englishbee and wife Beverly; and best friend, Barbara Hughes. Visitation will be Sunday, November 17, 2002 from 5 – 7pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, November 18, 2002 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Carl Hamilton, Matt Jensen, and Matt Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Waller Cemetery.

McCAIG
David Eugene "Gene" McCaig was born February 5, 1931 in Madison County, Texas, the fifth of six children to A. B. and Donie Williams McCaig. He died November 13, 2002 in Cypress, Texas with family members in attendance. The McCaig family moved to Hockley in 1940, and Gene lived his life in the Hockley/Waller area, graduating from Waller High School. He farmed with his father in the Hockley area for several years, later operating a business in Waller. Gene retired from Tennwood Country Club. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Marlin, William and Donald, and his wife, Lois. He is survived by A. M. and Nina Lou McCaig; Opal and Roy Kruft, all of Waller; Theresa Helfrich McCaig of Ganado, and a multitude of cousins, nieces and nephews. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday morning, November 16, at Canon Funeral Home in Waller, with a private burial and Rite of Committal by the Reverend James M. Burkart of St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, Hempstead, Texas. Visitation 10:00am Friday prior to service.

KULHANEK
Maxie George Kulhanek, 76, passed away on November 10, 2002. He was born on March 22, 1926, in Waller, Texas to Jerry and Mary Kulhanek. A life-long resident of Waller, Maxie was a farmer and rancher for many years. In 1993, he retired as sergeant from the Houston Police Department with 31 years of service. He held the position of Alderman in the City of Waller Council for 32 years. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Columbia. Maxie is survived by his wife, Louise, having recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. He is also survived by three sons: Maxie Jr., Charles and daughter-in-law, Ann, and Joe Kulhanek; four grandchildren: Meghan, Christian, Kyle, and Chandler Kulhanek; sister and brother-in-law: Margie and W.E. Able, Jr.; brother and sister-in-law: Carl and Judy Kulhanek; and a number of relatives and friends. The family will be present for visitation on Tuesday, November 12th from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be conducted by Pastor Jeffrey Marsh on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at St. Martin de Porres Cemetery in Waller. For those wishing to honor Maxie with a memorial, contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, the 100 Club, or the charity of your choice.

RAPE
Kathrine Ann Rape, daughter of Thomas and Aliska Rape passed away Monday Nov. 4, 2002 in Brenham, Texas. Kathrine is also survived by her Grandparents, John Thomas and Emma Lee Rape, Anna Liska Mathis and Randall Reed Whitehead. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday Nov. 8, 2002 at 3:00 P.M. at Waller Cemetery.

HEDRICK
Shirley Elizabeth Hedrick age 46 of Waller passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Breast Cancer on Monday Nov. 4, 2002. Shirley is survived by her parents, W.D. "Coot" and Aline Bruner of Waller: husband, Billy Hedrick of Waller: daughter, Tara Hedrick of Bigelow, Arkansas; brother, John Bruner and wife Theresa of Waller; sisters Linda Eichhorn and husband Jay of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, Mary Byer and husband Bill of Waller; Numerous nieces and nephews including special nieces Emily and Hannah. Shirley is also survived by many loving friends and caregivers. Funeral Services will be held Thursday Nov. 7, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller. The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 P.M. on Wednesday Nov. 6, 2002 at the funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or Brazos Valley Hospice.

WENDT
Eddie Lee Wendt, age 65 of Waller, passed away on November 2, 2002. Mr. Wendt is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Fannie Wendt; brother, Floyd Breneman; and sister, Freda Killian; and is survived by his wife, Janie Wendt; sons, Donald Ray Wendt, and fiancée Gay Burns and Carl David Wendt and wife Vickie; daughter, Janie Lee Temple and husband Steve; brothers, Marvin Breneman, Allen Breneman, and brother-in-law, David Killian; sisters, Inez Fundling and husband Bill, Bernice Weaver, Barbara Wendt, Nelda Faye Wendt, Lillian Hoag, and sister-in-law, Gracie Breneman; grandchildren, Dana Flores and husband Teddy, Devin Hart, Michael Wendt, Darren Wendt and wife Vannie, Dustin Wendt, Holly Wendt, and Cody Wendt; great grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb, Amariah, and Taryn Flores; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday, November 3, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, November 4, 2002 at 1:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Andy Qualls and Jonelle Hammack officiating. Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Brazos Valley Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

ROWE
Verda V. Sanders Rowe age 88, died October 22, 2002 in Hempstead, TX. Verda is survived by a son, Smokey Clark and wife Charline, grandsons, Kenneth Wayne Clark and wife Martha and Harold Gene Clark, great grandchildren, Johnny Clark and Martha Clark and great great granddaughter Chloe Clark. Services will be held Thursday, October 24 at 1:00 pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller with Pastor Rick Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Hempstead Cemetery.

BRUNER
Ruth Margaret Bruner, age 84 of Houston, passed away October 14, 2002. Preceded in death by husband, Cliff Bruner; and survived by daughter, Paula Dean Morris, son-in-law, Glenn Morris; granddaughter, Nicole M. Lozada; grandson, Robert Morris; grandson-in-law, Robert Lozada; loving step-daughters, Norma Sue Wiley, Carol Lynn Woods, Madelyn Gresham, Peggy Gordan Rutledge, Arlene Brewer, and numerous grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 16, 2002 from 6 – 9pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services, Thursday, October 17, 2002, 1:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Shelly Lee Alley, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Decker Prairie Cemetery.

GREADY
Mary Jane Sias Gready, 90 of Hockley, Texas, died Friday, October 11, 2002. Mary Jane was born on April 30, 1912 in Galveston, Texas, and was the daughter of Adine and Robert Sias. She was a world traveler and particularly enjoyed Europe and the Orient. She volunteered for the Children’s Clinic at UTMB, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Methodist Women and the Rosebud Garden Club of Houston. Her hobbies included fishing, sewing, gardening and golf. She was a member of the Macedonia United Methodist Church in Hockley, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and older brother Robert Sias, Jr. She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Dr. Thomas G. Gready, Jr.; children, Jerry Gready and wife Barbara of Houston, Barbara Buscher and husband Henry of Beaumont, and Bob Gready and wife Connie of Waller; six grandchildren, Scott Gready, Laurie Ulsh, Briana Fuchs, Wendy Moore, Tom Buscher, Mitch Gready, and seven great grandchildren, Rob Gready, Kate Gready, Clayton Fuchs, Campbell Fuchs, Matthew Moore, Lauren Moore, Lindsey Moore and many cousins. Special thanks to Leanne Nelson for her many years of friendship, care and devotion to Mary Jane. The family will visit with friends Monday evening, October 14, 2002, from 6-8:00pm at Canon Funeral Home, 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX. Funeral services will be held at Canon Funeral Home, Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 10:00am, with Pastor Evelyn J. Cox officiating. Private burial will be in Hitchcock, Texas.

CAVANAUGH
James Donald (J.D.) Cavanaugh, age 72 of Waller, passed away on October 8, 2002. Mr. Cavanaugh is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mary Cavanaugh; sister, Catherine Baine; and brother, Bill Cavanaugh; and is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Tim and wife Janice, Jim Jr., Michael and wife Kim, and Jeff and wife Emily; daughters, Mary Ledford and husband Kerry, and step-daughter, Debbie Hunt; brother, Thomas; sisters, Betty Ann Bell, Helen Swenson, and Margaret Sjoblum; 18 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, October 10, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary at 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, October 11, 2002 at 10:00am at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Magnolia with Father Frank Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Brazos Valley, 705 South Austin St., Brenham, TX 77833.

ALLBRITTON
David Ward Allbritton, age 70 of Houston, passed away on October 4, 2002. Graveside Services will be Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at 11:00am at East Hill Cemetery in Palestine, Texas with Pastor Tom Grissom officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Downtown YMCA Housing and Supportive Services, 1600 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77002.

HYATT
Joe Ann Hyatt, age 72 of Waller, passed away on October 4, 2002. Mrs. Hyatt is survived by her husband, Roland Hyatt; sons, Paul Hyatt and wife Becky, and Daniel Hyatt and wife Patricia; sister, Margie Stonecipher and husband Jess; grandchildren, Michael, Craig, and Heather Hyatt, and Corrie and James Mann; nieces and nephews, Kathy Robinson, Gail Walker, Jimmy Rusk, and numerous others. Visitation will be Sunday, October 6, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, October 7, 2002 at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dale Wells officiating. Interment will follow at Waller Cemetery.

WOLLGAST
PEYTON REESE WOLLGAST, age 4 of Waller, Texas passed away on September 29, 2002. Peyton is survived by her parents, Debora and Bill Wollgast; brother, Justin; grandparents, Betty and Ronald Wollgast of Waller, Donna Ellinwood of Spring, and Lorie and Jimmy Ellinwood of Livingston; great grandparents, Thelma Wollgast of Sealy, Lorine Wollgast Moore of Waller, and Rosena and Ralph Lupoli of New Hampshire; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Peyton had a smile that lit up a room and she touched the hearts of so many people. Her loving spirit will continue to live on in those who loved her so very much. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller, Texas. A special Rosary service will be held at 7:00pm. The celebration of Peyton’s life will begin at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at Wawarofsky Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial contributions be made in Peyton’s name to Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Attn: Lisa Hereford, 6621 Fannin, CC1400.10, Houston, Texas 77030 or to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1604 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005. WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU, PEYTON.

CHRISTOPH
Annie Weeden Christoph, age 82 of Waller, passed away on Sept. 27, 2002. Mrs. Christoph is survived by her sister, Gertrude Jones and Adren; aunt, Dorothy Barker; nephew, Kenneth Walker and wife Cheryl; niece, Janet Walker; great nephews, Travis and Stuart Walker; great niece, Stephanie Walker; and numerous cousins. Visitation will be Friday, October 4, 2002 from 5 – 9pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 5, 2002 at 11:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Leeland officiating. Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery.

GARRETT
Julia Ann Doss Garrett, age 67 of Thrall, formerly of Hempstead, TX, went to be with her heavenly father on September 27, 2002 after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Her sweet constant and caring spirit will be forever missed. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Mary Doss; and is survived by her husband of 45 years, Oliver Todd Garrett; daughters, Sylvia Gay and husband Randy of Greenville, Darlene Dodson and husband Bill of Thrall; sons, Paul Garrett and wife Kim of Katy, and David Garrett and wife Julie of Rockwall; brother, James Phillip "Bubby" Doss of Hockley; grandchildren, Christa Gay Compton and husband Brett, Mary Cathryn and William (Bill) Dodson, Weslie, Jaylynn, and Jacob Garrett, and Emily and Natalie Garrett; and great grandson, Drew Compton. Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, September 30, 2002 at 9:30am at Canon Funeral Home in Waller, TX. Graveside service immediately follows at Shiloh Cemetery in Waller, TX. Pallbearers are Reginald Garrett Sr., Don Champion, Tracey Cook, Todd Smith, Carlos Scott, Wm. L. Dodson, Gary Swyden, and Brett Compton. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Taylor, TX on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at 4:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Johns Community Hospital ER Expansion Fund, 305 Mallard, Taylor, TX 76574, or First Baptist Church of Thrall, P.O. Box 177, Thrall, TX 76578.

DAUT
Yvonne Daut, age 50 of Hempstead, passed away on September 26, 2002. Mrs. Daut is survived by her husband of 30 years, John N. Daut, Sr.; son, John N. Daut, Jr.; daughter, Wendy Marie Daut; granddaughter, Haliegh V. Daut; brothers, Ervin Fishbeck, Jr. and wife Sue, Ronnie Fishbeck and friend Jessie, Chris Fishbeck and wife Debbie, and Joe Fishbeck; sisters, Patsy Dirba and husband Raymond, Sandra Kresse and husband Matt, Cheryl Burt and husband Robert, Janet Dirba and husband Bill, and Carol Oberrender and husband David; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Daut was a member of the Eastern Star and past member of the Texas State Guard. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002 from 5 – 9pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, Sept. 30, 2002 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Danny Wendt officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.

LUCE
Our beautiful Paula Johnette Luce, age 54 of Spring, passed away while doing the Lord’s work on September 20, 2002. She will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. Paula is preceded in death by her brother, John T Percic; and is survived by her parents, Bill and Patricia Percic; husband, Ellwood Luce; sons, Jason P. Gulen and wife Laryssa, Shawn A. Luce, and Scott A. Luce and wife Melanie; daughter, Jamie Gilbert and husband John; brother, William Mark Percic and wife Pam; sisters, Golda Rader and husband Galen, Faira Gilbreath and husband Danny, and Alisa Williams and husband Leland; grandchildren, Kiah, Kelsey, and Nathan; and numerous nieces and nephews. "The Lord is my Shepherd, and that is all I need." Visitation will be Sunday, September 22, 2002 from 5 – 9pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, September 23, 2002 at 1:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lyn Schwanke officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Chappell Hill.

KENDALL
Lois Wright Kendall died Monday, September 16, 2002. She was 94. She was born August 7, 1908 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The daughter of a Baptist minister, she graduated from Baylor University in 1930. She came to Houston in 1931 when she married William Rives Kendall. They were married October 6, 1931 in Paris, Texas. They made their home in Houston, where they reared two sons. William died August 10, 2001. William and Lois Kendall were for many years active members of South Main Baptist Church. Lois is survived by sons Neal M. Kendall and his wife, Shirley of San Diego, California and Richard L. Kendall and his wife, Jean of Pearland, TX; grandchildren, Dr. Lori Kendall and her husband, Dr. Jerry McDonough of Ossining, New York, Toni Kendall Hatch and her husband, Keith and daughter Katherine of Ridgefield, Washington, Aaron Kendall of San Diego, California, and his fiancée Andrea Spilholtz of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Peggy Kendall and her husband Jonathan Sheehan and daughter Valerie of Nashville, Tennessee, and Susan Kendall Morrow and daughters Madeline and Camille of Austin; Margaret Kendall, mother of Peggy Kendall and Susan Morrow; step-grandchildren, Susan Rowan, Fran Walter and husband Eric and Blake Mosher and wife Melanie; step great grandchildren, Leigh and Chase Rowan, Ed, Ethan and Allison Walter and Elaina and Courtney Mosher; nephew Robert M. Milstead and his wife Peggy and family; niece June Harris and family; and extended family Gilda Brice and her daughter, Claudia Brice and family. A kind, loving and generous wife, mother, and grandmother, she is also survived by a host of friends. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30am, Saturday, September 21, 2002 at Westmoreland Chapel of South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main, Houston, TX 77002.

LAXTON
Roy Lee Laxton, age 68 of Waller, passed away on September 8, 2002. Mr. Laxton is survived by his mother, Leola Raley; wife, Sandra Laxton; sons, Greg Laxton and wife Stephanie, Steve Laxton and wife Kristi, and Harold Gum and wife Tammy; daughters, Cynthia Haynie and husband Anthony, Cynthia Smith and husband Alton, Monie Vavaroutsos and husband Lewis, Shawn Baker and husband Rob; brothers, Marlin Laxton, Calvin Laxton, and Alvin Laxton; sisters, Helene Jancik, and Betty Laxton; sixteen grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Canon Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Brazos Valley Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

WATSON
Velda Fae Watson, age 75 of Hempstead, passed away on September 5, 2002 from complications of Diabetes. Born Velda Fae Lloyd in White Rock, Texas, near Bremond, she was retired from Weingarten’s in Houston and worked at Triple A Restaurant. Visitation will be Sunday, September 8, 2002 from 5-8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, September 9, 2002 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will follow at Hempstead Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.

WHITE
William B. White, age 15, of Waller passed away Saturday Aug. 31, 2002 in Eagle Lake, Texas. William is survived by his parents, Leo and Jackie White; brother, Christopher Michael White; sisters, Cassie Marie White and Brittney Virginia Sue White; and grandparents, Sue "Granny Sue" Baggett and Donnie Baggett. Visitation will be from 5 –8 P.M. on Monday Sept 2, 2002. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. at Canon Funeral Home Chapel in Waller. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery with Pastor Jonathan McCullough officiating.

STEPHENSON
Robert Gardner Stephenson, Sr., 87, passed peacefully into God’s hands at 2:10 A.M. on Friday, August 30, 2002. "Bob" Stephenson was born in Chicago, IL on June 18, 1915. His family moved to La Feria, Texas when he was nine years old, and Bob considered himself a Texan. Bob Sr. was a World War II veteran and active in the Boy Scouts of America from 1930 until the late 1950’s when Oakwood Methodist Church erected the "Bob Stephenson Scout Hut" in his honor. Working in radio broadcasting from the early 1940’s at KXYZ, Bob Sr. expanded his career into television at KTRK. Promoter Paul Boesch asked Bob Sr. to serve as the ring announcer for Houston Wrestling, which he did for many years. Judge Roy Hofheinz selected Bob to be the ring announcer for the Joe Frazier vs. Cassius Clay world championship boxing match, which was broadcast worldwide on one of the earliest satellite systems. In 1968 Bob Sr. started the "Bob Stephenson Outdoor Show" on KXYZ radio, ending each program with his signature sign-off "Have Fun Outdoors!" Changing radio stations as the times dictated, and partnering with his son Bob Jr., the "Bob Stephenson Outdoor Show" became the longest running sports show in the United States. Over the years, Bob Sr. received honors and awards from many organizations for his contribution to the quality of life and safety of citizens on the Texas Gulf Coast. Among the organizations are: The United States Coast Guard; The National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation; The American Anglers Association; The Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce; Saltwater Anglers League of Texas; Harris County Youth Village; Baytown Fish-N-Fest; and the Rockport Chamber of Commerce. The Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association voted Bob Sr. their greatest honor, the L.A. Wilke Award of Excellence, for his lifetime contribution to outdoor writing. Preceded in death by his son, Bob Jr., he is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 66 years, daughter Carole, son Roy and wife Sheryl, and daughter-in-law Melba. Grandchildren: Rick Galbreath, Pam Marvin and husband Paul, Shelley Osborn, Kelly Buckland and husband Craig, Christian Imhoff and husband Tommy, Dana Mask and husband Justin, and Amy and Sarah Stephenson. Great-grandchildren: Samantha and Sean Osborn, Leigh, Mary and Thomas Marvin, Savannah Buckland and Olivia Imhoff. The Bob Stephenson Sr. memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Hempstead, Texas at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 3, 2002.

HAMILTON
Imogene Hamilton, age 74 of Houston, passed away on August 29, 2002. Ms. Hamilton is survived by her son, Billy Hamilton and wife Donna; daughters, Lucinda Hamilton, Judy Warfield and husband John, and Leslie Rankin and husband James; and six grandchildren. The family will receive friends for visitation on Saturday, August 31, 2002 from 3 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel.

FREY
Winnie Kay Baker Frey, age 39 of Waller, passed away on August 25, 2002. Ms. Frey is preceded in death by her mother and father, Elliott James and Mary Alice Baker; and is survived by her brothers, Bobby Baker and Kenny Baker; sisters, Brenda Reed and husband Woody Kathy McHargue and husband Ralph; nieces and nephews, TTione Currie and husband Neal, Bun Elliott Shelly, Justin Baker, Cameron Lee Shelly, Rusty Baker, Ashley Baker, and Brandon Reed; and great niece and nephew, Bailey Callan Currie and Holden Neal Currie. Special friend Sonny Springer. Visitation will be Thursday, August 29, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, August 30th, 2002 at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Garrett officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00pm at Antioch Cemetery in Lovelady, TX with Pastor Reagan Cooksey officiating.

STANFORD
Barbara Ann Snow Stanford passed from this life on August 25, 2002 in Mt. Enterprise, TX. Barbara was born March 11, 1938 in Houston, TX, the daughter of Annie Snow and the late Robert Clayton Snow. She married her high school sweetheart, Quinn Ray Stanford, and had 46 years of happiness. From that union, 3 children were born, Rick Anson (wife, Mary Lou), Clayton Ray (wife, Sharon Fay), and Kathy Renee (husband, Richard Lai). Barbara was blessed with an abundance of loyal and dedicated friends. Services are under the direction of Canon Funeral Home in Waller with Brother Darrel Owens of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Enterprise officiating. Visitation will be August 27, 2002 from 5-8pm, and funeral services will be August 28th at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. Family she leaves are mother, Annie Snow; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bobbie and Harold Buckley, Mary B. Ragland, and Joy and Gary Wilkins; two brothers and sisters–in-law, Dwayne and Elaine Snow, and Donald and Marilyn Snow; grandchildren, Ryan, Diana, Daniel, Liliana, Matthew, Clint, and Brandon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Landmark Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Barbara Stanford at P.O. Box 97 Mt. Enterprise, TX 75681 or Hospice of Deep East Texas at 1204 N. Mound, Nacogdoches, TX 75961.

CLUTE
Raymond H. Clute, age 58 of Waller, passed away on August 19, 2002. Mr. Clute is survived by his father, Raymond D. Clute; wife, Vera Clute; daughters, Michelle Belcourt and husband Joe, Thresa Clute, and Cyndee Freyman and husband Jim; sisters, Connie McKenny and Diana Howe; and grandchildren, Tasha and Keith Belcourt, and Melissa, Savana and Summer Freyman. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 20th from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 11:00am at Gateway Christian Fellowship Church in Hockley with Pastor James Long officiating. Interment will follow at Mathis Cemetery.

KNOTT
Mr. D.C. "Gene" Knott Jr., age 65 of Fieldstore, passed away on August 14, 2002. Mr. Knott is survived by his wife, Suzanne; son, Gene Richard Knott; daughter, Geanie Darlene Sanna; sisters, Marcil Bemus and husband Paul; and 6 grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, August 16, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 2:00pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Chivvis officiating. Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery.

FULMER
Mr. Denny Edward Fulmer, age 61 of Hempstead, passed away on August 14, 2002. Mr. Fulmer is preceded in death by his father, Charlie Fulmer; and is survived by his mother, Louise Fulmer; and sons, Ryan Fulmer, Blake Fulmer, and Stacy Fulmer.

BROUSSARD
Cheril Lynn Broussard, age 35, passed away on August 6, 2002. Mrs. Broussard is survived by her husband, George Edward Broussard.

BLACKWELL
Mark Virgal Blackwell, age 37 of Waller, passed away on August 5, 2002. Mr. Blackwell is survived by his mother, Shirley Petrich; father, Milburn Blackwell and wife Sally; grandmother, Katie Griffin; son, Brett Blackwell; daughter, Brooke Blackwell; brothers, Kirk Powell, Kenny Blackwell, David Blackwell, Gene Blackwell, and Jimmy Blackwell; and sister, Barbara Lancaster. Visitation will be Friday, August 9, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

MITCHELL
Audria Luzelle Mitchell, age 80 of Houston, passed away on August 5, 2002. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband, Earl Mitchell; daughter, Carol Roberts; brothers, James Turpin and Lester Turpin; sister, Ophelia Mullinax; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 7, 2002 from 6 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 8, 2002 at 11:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fieldstore Cemetery.

HOLT
Trevalyn S. Holt, DVM, age 46 of Hempstead, passed away on July 30, 2002. Dr. Holt is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Louise Holt; and is survived by her father, Charles Edward Holt; sons, Hunter Shelburne and Chase Shelburne; brother, Charles E. Holt III; aunt, Barbara Holt Williams; uncle, Stroud Holt; and niece and nephew, Paige and Caleb Holt. Visitation will be Friday, August 2, 2002 from 5 – 8pm at Canon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 3, 2002 at 10:00am at Canon Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bob Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Hempstead Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chase & Hunter Shelburne Education or College Fund at any State Bank location.

KONKLE
Dwight Konkle, age 92 of Waller, passed away on August 1, 2002. Mr. Konkle is preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Maude Konkle; and is survived by son, David Dwight Konkle and wife Jan; daughter, Carol Kellner; sister, Donna Peterson and husband Harry; sister-in-law, Velma Hattie Wofford; grandchildren, Melissa Para and husband Kelly, Jeffery David Konkle, Andrea Van Sickle and husband Jeff, and Whitney Heck; and numerous nieces and nephews.


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