Joe Henry Foo, Sr.
Mr. Joe Henry Foo, Sr., 56, of Channelview, passed away suddenly August 6, 2005. Henry was born June 28, 1949 in Houston, Texas to Jew L. Foo and Betty Mayo Foo. He was a veteran of Vietnam with service in the U.S. Army and he made a living building cooling towers. Henry is survived by son, Joe Henry Foo, Jr. of Arkansas; daughters, Alicia Foo of Winnie, Texas and Heather Foo of Houston; brothers, Jimmy Foo of Baytown; William Ling Foo and Sooan Jow both of Oklahoma; Fai Jow of Houston; and sister, Linda Jow also of Houston.
Visitation services were held Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at Carter Funeral Chapel with Pastor Rufus Stephens officiating. His cremains were placed in Houston National Cemetery Thursday, August 11, with full military honors by the V.F.W. District 4 Memorial Team. under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
Bonnie Marie Brown
Bonnie Marie Brown, 95, of Houston, passed away August 6, 2005. She was born January 21, 1910 in Manitou, Oklahoma to John Robert & Mary Edith Vanpool. She was a Registered Nurse from 1934 to 1984 retiring after 50 years. She worked at the old Rockglen Hospital, the old St. Joseph Hospital and Baptist Memorial, at various private doctor's offices and for 15 years with Harris County Home for the Aged. She also worked as a nurse in Arkansas for 7 years where she was voted Nurse of the Year by the Arkansas Nursing Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband John G. Brown, Sr. in 1971. She is lovingly survived by her daughters, Sylvia Rachford & husband Henry of Houston; Dinah Lee Brown of Livingston, Texas; by son, John G. Brown, Jr. & wife Shirley of Houston; and by grandchildren, Gine Brown and Brandy Walker both of Houston and great-grandson, Cody Brown of Houston.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, August 9, at 12:30 p.m. in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
Juan Casias Mejia
Mr. Juan Casias Mejia, 75, of Baytown, formerly of Houston, passed away August 3, 2005. He was born February 9, 1930 in Pleasanton, Texas to Pablo & Louisa Mejia. He is survived by sons, Frank Mejia of Alabama; Enrique "Richard" Mejia of San Antonio; Roy Mejia of Baytown; Robert Mejia and John Joe Mejia both of Houston and Christopher Mejia of Alvin, Tx; daughters, Mary Gonzales of Pleasanton, Tx; Olivia Mejia of California and Jennifer Mejia of Tennessee; He is also survived by brother Cecil Mejia of Pleasanton; cousins, Delia & Joe Mejia of Houston and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation and services were held Saturday at Carter Funeral Chapel under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
Beverly June Cantrell
Beverly June Cantrell, 53, of Houston, passed away at her home August 2, 2005. She was born November 13, 1951 in Kentucky toRoy E. Cantrell and Joy Wynell Vaughn. She was preceded in death by both parents and is lovingly survived by son, James Hiser of Blanco, Texas; daughters, Amanda Osteen & husband Ben of Victoria; Stacey Moore & husband Stephen of Nacogdoches; and Amy Fant & husband Michael of Houston; sister, Regina Burrough and brother, Gary Cantrell both of Houston; grandchildren, Olivia, Shane, Delainey, Hope, Dillon, Savannah and Konher; as well as good friend and companion, Norman Schichtel of Houston.
Visitation Services were held Friday, August 12. 2005 at Carter Funeral Chapel. She was laid to rest in New Energy Cemetery in Crockett, Texas Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005. Arrangements with Carter Funeral Home.
Johnny M. Mullenix
Johnny M. Mullenix, 45, known by friends & family as "Bettlejuice"or "NineToe", of Houston, passed away August 1, 2005. He was born October 12, 1959 in Roswell, New Mexico to Everett L. Mullenix and Mary Jean ( Chandler ) Mullenix. He was preceded in death by his father and by brother, William Mullenix. He is survived by daughters, Tabatha Mullenix of Channelview; Crystal Mullenix of Kilgore, Texas; Tara Chitwood of Cincinatti, Ohio and Trisha Mullenix of Houston; brother, Michael Mullenix of Santa Rose, Louisiana; and sisters, Cindy Menefee and Sandra Grigsby both of Houston; as well as 6 grandchildren.
Memorial Services were held Saturday, August 6, 2005 at the Bottom's Up Bar, at C.E. King and Robert E.Lee. Arrangements with Carter Funeral Home.
Edna "Michelle" Warren
Edna "Michelle" Warren, 38, of Houston, went home to be with her Lord September 30, 2005 after a battle with cancer. She was born April 8, 1967 in Houston, TX to Robert Lee Turney and Peggy LaVonne Orr Turney. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and by one sister, Becky Turney. She is lovingly survived by husband Kenneth Warren of Houston; son, Christopher Brian Warren and daughter, Michelle LeAnna Warren both of Houston; brothers & sisters, Marvin Sentell & wife Ann; Russell E. Sentell & wife Kay; Jesse Turney & wife Linda; Sandra Specks; Elizabeth "Libby" Adams & husband Forrester; Elaine Watkins & husband Alan and Edna Rene Turney; as well as by mothers & fathers-in-law, Dottie & Weldon Davenport and Douglas & Beverly Warren;and a number of niees, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services celebrating her life were Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at Carter Funeral Chapel with Uncle Charlie Law and Pastor James Smith officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Anyone desiring to make memorial donations in lieu of usual remembrances should make them to Heartland Hospice, 1434 W. Sam Houston Pkwy North, Suite 140, Houston, TX 77043.
Nick Manuel, 57, of Sulphur, Louisiana, passed away September 29, 2005 in Shreveport Louisiana after being displaced from his home due to Hurrican Rita. He was born December 6, 1947 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Melvin Manuel and Edna Mae Fontenot Manuel. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War with service in the U.S. Army. He was an employee of Conoco in the Sulphur area. He is preceded in death by his father and is lovingly survived by his wife, Genny Manuel of Sulphur; daughters, Misty Manuel of Denver, Colorado and Kari Manuel of Lake Charles; mother, Edna Mae Manuel of Lake Charles and sister, Karin Carpenter & husband Kyle of Sulphur, Louisiana.
A prayer vigil was held Sunday October 2 at 6:00 p.m. with services at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 3 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Father Christopher Shackelford of St. Andrews Catholic Church as officiant. A funeral mass and burial in Sulphur, Louisiana are pending. Family requests that in lieu of usual remembrances, donations be made in Nick's memory to Our Lady School in Sulphur, Louisiana or St. Jude Cancer Research.
Quincy "Ray" Adams
Quincy "Ray" Adams, 76, of Houston, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2005. He was born April 26, 1929 in Sikes, Louisiana. Ray served in the Korean War with service in the U.S. Army and retired from the City of Houston Public Works Dept in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Billie Lee; daughter, Bobbie Lee Wagner; son, Bob Pennington; sister & brother-in-law, Mildred & Louis Cousins of Hodge, Louisiana. He had 7 granddaughters, 4 grandsons and 11 great-grand-children along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Although we are saddened beyond words at his passing, we are very grateful for the wonderful times we had with him. "Pappaw" will forever remain in our hearts.
Services were 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 28 at Carter Funeral Chapel. He will be privately buried in Woodlawn Garden of Memories at a later date under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
Anna "Marie" Smith
Anna "Marie" Smith, 76, of Houston, passed away September 15, 2005. She was born September 20, 1928 in Davenport, Oklahoma to George W. Galyon and Oma Hall Johnson Galyon. She was preceded in death by her parents and by sister, Mary Louise McCarty. She is lovingly survived by daughters, Marie Brumfield and Sandie Bryant both of Houston; Geanita Brown & husband Robert of Houston and Georgia Kaplon & husband Chris of Crosby; brother, Reynolds Lee Galyon of El Reno, Oklahoma; as well as by grandchildren, Neighalee White, James Roy Slusser, Jr., D'Anna Slusser, Mary Beth Taylor, Donald R. Freeman, II, Anthony Bryan Freeman, Robert Joseph Brown, Christina Farrish, Amanda Kaplon and William A. Nelson; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, and several nieces, nephews and friends. Family gathered for a time of visistation on Saturday September 17, 2005 at Carter Funeral Chapel. She will be laid to rest with graveside services in Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
Tommy V. Hawkins
Tommy V. "T.V." Hawkins, 84, of Houston, passed away September13, 2005. He was born May 31, 1921 in Lufkin, Texas to Lottie & Ben Hawkins. He was a long time resident of Houston, Texas and a loving husband of 63 years, a devoted and compassionate father and grandfather. He retired from Hughes Tool Company in 1983 following 42 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, the Houston Gun Club Collectors Association, Texas Trophy Hunters Association and Lake Houston Gun Club. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Airforce. He had a passion for gunsmithing, hunting & fishing which brought him endless hours of pleasure.
Survivors include wife, Helen "Sadie" Hawkins, daughter, Helen "Doodle" Hildebrand and husband Brian Hildebrand, grandson, Brad Hildebrand of Houston; sister, Addie Hampton, brother, Paul Hawkins and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services are 10:00am Saturday September 17, 2005 at Carter Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Corrigan, Texas in Union Springs Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m..
Betty Jane Laxton
Betty Jane Laxton, 61 of Houston, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 12, 2005. She was born January 12, 1944 in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas to Hubert Laxton and Leola Hicks Laxton. She was preceded in death by her parents Hubert Laxton and Leola Hicks Raley; by son James Lee Stevens (twin of daughter Jamie); and by brothers, Calvin Laxton, Roy Laxton and Ronnie Laxton. She is lovingly survived by daughter, Evelyn Hedges & husband Stephen of Fort Worth, Texas; and Jamie Moncivais & husband Johnny of Houston; husband and friend, Leon Butcher of Houston; brothers, Marlin Laxton, Alvin Laxton, Billy Ray Raley and Troy "Pepper" Raley; sisters, Helen Jansick, Brenda Barber and Sheila Long; as well as by grandchildren, Anthony Scott Hedges, Cori Diane Hedges, and Stephanie Marie Hedges and great-grandson, Hayden Cory Hedges.
Services celebrating Betty Jane's life were held Thursday, September 15 at graveside in Woodlawn Garden of Memories in Houston where she was laid to rest with her brother Calvin. Mr. John Ritter officiated under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
James Elton Groff
James Elton Groff, 50, of Crosby, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 12, 2005 at his home. James was born December 13, 1954 in Borger, Texas to Wilbur Groff and Opal Collier Groff. He was preceded in death by his parents and by one sister, Deon Elizabeth L'Roy. He is lovingly survived by his wife of 28 years,Diane Elizabeth Chessher Groff; brother, Alan L'Roy & wife Jan of Sugarland; mother-in-law, Frances Chessher, sisters-in-law, Darlene Chessher and Sandy & Mike Davis as well as 2 nephews, 2 great-nephews and 1 great-niece.
Services celebrating James' life were held 10:00 a.m. Friday September 16, 2005 at Carter Funeral Chapel with Pastor John Satherley of Crosby Church officiating. He was laid to rest in the Chapel of the Pines Cemetery in Crosby under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
Hazel "Yvonne" Feldman
Hazel "Yvonne" Feldman, 60, of Houston, went home to be with her Lord September 7, 2005. She was born August 6, 1944 in Huntsville, Texas to David Lowry Henderson and Carrie Morene (Petty) Henderson. She had retired from R.A. Briggs Co. and had worked for a time as a secretary for A.A. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Martin E. Feldman of Houston; sister & brother-in-law, Nelda & John Andrewartha of Belverde, Texas; brothers & sisters-in-law, James & Barbara Henderson of Houston and Jay & Skipper Henderson of Pearland, Tx; along with numerous nieces & nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Family received friends and family Friday evening with Services celebrating her life held Saturday, September 10, 2005 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Andrewartha officiating.
Arianna Nichole Shields
Precious baby girl Arianna Nichole Shields, went home to be with her Lord after only 8 days of life with her earthly family Kiki Moses and Heiser K. Shields. She also leaves behind her grandparents, Dorothy & James Moses of Houston; Heiser & Barbara Shields of Dallas; great-grandmothers, Everlena Robinson of Natchitoches, Louisiana and Modette Shields of San Angelo, Texas. Graveside services were held 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2005 in Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Houston with Pastor K.R. White officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
Marzell M. Norwood, 89, of Houston, went to be with her Lord September 6, 2005 after a lengthy illness. She was born June 28, 1916 in New Castle, Texas to Issac L. Herrel and Mildred Lewis Herrel. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her beloved husband Earnest Norwood and three brothers and three sisters. She is survived by two sons & daughters-in-law, Bob L. & Jeannie Norwood of Houston; Jimmy M. & Imogene Norwood of Channelview; grandchildren, Karen DeGeorge, Ronnie Norwood, Margaret Saravo and Lou Ann Vaughn; great-grandchildren, Daren DeGeorge,Danielle DeGeorge, Amanda Green, Melody Montez, Jared Dixon, Chloe Norwood, Cameron Norwood, Alyssa Norwood, James Vaughn, Marissa Vaught and Vanessa Vaughn; and great-great-grandchildren are IanMontez, Jackson Dixon, Tristan Green and Robben Montez.
Services celebrating her life were held Friday, September 9, 2005 at Carter Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rob Morris officiating. She was laid to rest in San Jacinto Memorial Park under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Dwayne DeGeorge, Daren DeGeorge, Tommy Johnson, Larry Saravo, Rick Vaughn and Jared Dixon.
Charlene Lucas McDonald
Charlene Lucas McDonald, 65, of Houston, went to be with her Lord and Savior, September 2, 2005. Charlene was born October 7, 1939 in Houston, Texas to Curtis Everts and Lucille Bremer Everts. She was a member of First Baptist of Jacinto City. She is preceded in death by her parents and by former husband Allen Lucas. She is survived by husband and friend, Russell S. McDonald of Houston; sons, Jimmy Schoppe and wife Patrice of Houston; and Jeffrey Schoppe of Lyons, Texas; grandchildren, Jason Schoppe and Tara Schoppe. Services were 10:00 a.m. September 6, 2005 at First Baptist of Jacinto City, with Pastor Rick Blount officiating. She was laid to rest in Forest Park Lawndale under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
Wilma Lee Welker
Mrs. Wilma Lee Welker, 85, of Houston, went home to be with her Lord October 25, 2005. She was born January 26, 1920 in Camp County ( Pittsburg ), Texas to Truman Julian and Willie Mae Cook Julian. She was a lifetime member of Uvalde Baptist Church where she faithfully taught in the Adult III Care & Share Class. She was preceded in death by her parents and is lovingly survived by her husband of 64 years, Lee E. Welker of Houston; sons, Robert D. Welker & wife Sandra of Huntsville; and Mark L. Welker of Houston; daughter, Mitzi L. Seraphin of Germany; sister, Marylou Herring of Pittsburg, TX and brother, George Julian of Boise, Idaho; as well as by two grandsons, Brandt Welker and James Hall.
Memorial services were held Friday, October 28, 2005 at Uvalde Baptist Church with Rev. Galen Cooper officiating. She will be remembered for her smile, laughter and sense of humor. The family extends thanks to the doctors and nurses at M.D. Anderson for their loving care, and a special thanks to her caregiver, Becky Ivey. The family asked that in lieu of usual remembrances, memorial donations should be made in her memory to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center or the Uvalde Baptist Building Fund. Arrangements with Carter Funeral Home.
Charles Warren "Bobby" Henry
Charles Warren "Bobby" Henry, 63, of Channelview, passed away October 25, 2005. Bobby was born January 18, 1942 in Goosecreek ( Baytown ), Texas to John Warren Henry and Loyce Harper Henry. He was a 1960 graduate of Channelview High School and a 1967graduate of Sam Houston State University. He was self-employed as an accountant and co-owner of Captain Bob's Leather Etc. and a member of the Southern Cruisers Motorcycle Club. He loved working with leather, riding his bike and scuba diving.
He is preceded in death by both parents and is lovingly survived by daughter, Amber Renee Henry of Clear Lake; son, Charles Warren Henry II also of Clear Lake; and by sister, Gay Lynn Davis of Overton, Texas. Services were 10:00 am Saturday October 29 at Carter Funeral Chapel with a visitation Friday evening. Those wishing to make memorial donations in lieu of flowers should make them to BACA of Houston (Bikers Against Child Abuse), P.O. Box 1943, Baytown, TX 77522.
Telus Lee Barnett
Telus Lee Barnett, 82, formerly of Houston, passed away October 20, 2005 in Liberty, Texas. He was born February 26, 1923 in Logansport, Louisiana to Elijah J. Barnett and Parnelia Hanson Barnett. He was preceded in death by his parents and by daughters, Peggy June Harris and Mary Denese Reeves. He is survived by son, Thomas "Tommy" Barnett and wife Donna of Houston along with 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Private Memorial Services will beheld at a later date. Arrangements with Carter Funeral Home.
Alicia Cruz Flores
Alicia Cruz Flores, 62, of Galena Park, passed away October 20, 2005. She was born June 5, 1943 in Venado, San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Manuel Cruz and Adela Villanueva Cruz. She is preceded in death by her father, Manuel Cruz, stepfather, Agustin Garcia and brother, Antonio Garcia. She is lovingly survived by her husband Rev. Leo O. Flores of Galena Park; son, Antonio Flores of Galena Park; mother, Adela Garcia of Laredo; sister, Graciela Rangel & husband Juan of Laredo; brothers, Rodolfo Garcia & wife Tomasa of Laredo; Arturo Garcia & wife Maria of Houston and Juan I. Garcia of Laredo; sister-in-law, Cristina Garcia of Houston; along with a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Wake Services were held Sunday evening at Carter Funeral Home with Funeral Services being held Monday, October 24, 2005 at Carter Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Ballard and Rev. Rogelio Lopez officiating. Alicia was laid to rest in Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
Nolan "Elvis" Rinehart
Nolan "Elvis" Rinehart, 82, of Galena Park, passed away October 17, 2005. He was born August 12, 1923 in Comanche, Texas to Charlie B. Rinehart and Johnnie Pondexter Rinehart. Mr. Rinehart was a veteran of World War II with service in the U.S.Army. He was retired from Armco Steel where he worked as a furnace operator. He is preceded in death by his parents and by one daughter, D'Elva Rinehart. He is lovingly survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorene Scott Rinehart of Galena Park ; daughter, Joan Robbins of Kingsland, Georgia ; two grandchildren, Jason Burrough and Ryan Robbins; and three great-grandchildren, Mason, Camdyn and Lincoln. Services celebrating Elvis' life were held Wednesday evening at Carter Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation and Services will be held in Comanche, Texas. He will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery in Gustine, Texas. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home.